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Narendra Modi's first 100 days: Govt shows it doesn’t fear confrontation

Thursday 4 September '14

Others have accused the government of trying to turn the clock back by handing over the judicial appointments to the executive.
‘You never visited me alone…see how I destroy your career’

Tuesday 26 August '14

The lady judge said she didn’t lodge a formal complaint against the HC judge as she wasn’t given an opportunity to do so.
‘If the judiciary is either equal or in a minority, I fear this Bill will be (legally) vulnerable’

Sunday 17 August '14

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Maneesh Chhibber of The Indian Express, Law Commission of India chairman Justice AP Shah says most judges don’t believe the collegium system works and argues for a ...
Don’t sue each other, PMO govt tells ministries

Monday 11 August '14

PMO has asked ministries, departments to curb their tendency to rush to court each time...
Markandey Katju’s complaint: Supreme Court had heard PIL, criticised the process

Tuesday 22 July '14

Press Council of India chairman and former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju alleged that three Supreme Court Chief Justices bent over backwards
Can’t remove them at will: legal opinion to President

Thursday 19 June '14

Legal experts have told President Pranab Mukherjee that Governors and Lt Governors remain in office...
In 2010, Supreme Court ruled govt change not a ground to remove Governors

Wednesday 18 June '14

The Narendra Modi government is trying to prod UPA-appointed Governors to tender resignations on their own rather than removing them from office through Presidential orders.
Experts: MP nominated by Congress will have to be involved

Tuesday 17 June '14

Even as Lok Sabha Speaker remains undecided on the issue of offering the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lower House of Parliament to the Congress in view of its dismal strength
Idea Exchange: ‘I tried my best to tell Rahul that do not hold the internal elections, but he didn’t listen’

Sunday 15 June '14

Narendra Modi is saying that there will be a toilet and a TV in every home by the 75th year of Independence. How can he cover the whole of India with toilets? This will bring him down. He has made too...
Rohatgi appointment as AG put on hold after Jethmalani letter to Narendra Modi

Saturday 7 June '14

For the last over two weeks the issue of appointment of the country’s top law officer and his team is a subject matter of intense speculation.
Law blocks top PMO posting, so Narendra Modi govt changes the law

Thursday 29 May '14

Within hours of assuming office, NDA govt issued an ordinance to ensure appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to PM Narendra Modi.
On NDA govt table: 95 state laws on hold

Thursday 22 May '14

On May 26, when the Narendra Modi-led NDA government assumes office, topping its agenda would be ensuring the clearance of 95 state legislation stuck with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sinc...
‘Failure to cultivate grassroots leaders hit Congress’

Wednesday 21 May '14

M Veerappa Moily, one of only three Congress ministers to retain their Lok Sabha seats, assesses the reasons for the party’s poor performance.
Aam Aadmi Party, Congress rule out alliance to form govt, BJP pushes for early elections

Monday 19 May '14

Wrong to take Cong support to form the government, says Prashant Bhushan
Subrata Roy Sahara case: Supreme Court judge opts out amid allegations of 'pressure'

Thursday 15 May '14

Subrata Roy, Sahara group chief, is in jail since March 4 for failing to refund investors’ money.
First time in 15 yrs, SC collegium picks 2 lawyers for bench

Wednesday 14 May '14

More than 15 years after the Supreme Court got a judge directly from the Bar, the collegium is learnt to be considering appointing two lawyers to the bench.
Govt finds nothing against Hasan Ali after $8-bn hype balloon bursts

Wednesday 14 May '14

Arrested in March 2011, Pune-based stud farm owner and alleged hawala operator Hasan Ali Khan faces charges of money laundering and tax evasion.
Huge cash deposits in its account, NCP gets I-T notice

Sunday 11 May '14

The Income Tax Department has issued notice to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to explain the sources of huge cash deposit entries, running into crore of rupees, in one of its bank accounts in th...
Unimaginable pressure, tension: SC judge who heard Sahara case

Sunday 11 May '14

The lawyer had praised the court for showing that nobody was above the law.
Snooping row: MHA dropped move after Law Ministry red flag

Thursday 8 May '14

The UPA government was forced to junk its plan to appoint former Allahabad High Court judge A B Srivastava to probe the alleged snooping scandal involving BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi a...


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