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Errant judges may not be able to abort impeachment: Rajya Sabha MP’s bill


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Judges of the higher judiciary under cloud for professional misconduct may not be able to frustrate impeachment proceedings against them simply by resigning, if a ... Read more...

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Violence rising against women for using right to choose partner


July 20th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Incidents of violence against women for love marriages or entering into relationships are increasing in the country, a feminist legal group said Friday.Advocating the women's ... Read more...

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Mercy pleas decided on home minister’s advice: President’s office


June 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil's Office Monday refuted reports that she had acted in haste and had not applied her mind in disposing of mercy petitions ... Read more...

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No additional grant, market borrowing limit extended: Mitra


June 18th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Monday told the state assembly the central government has not provided any additional grant to the cash-strapped state, but extended ... Read more...

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No Indian push on unconstitutional polls: Maldivian president (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Assuring the world that his nation was committed to democracy, Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed, who is on his first official visit to India, said ... Read more...

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Action only after studying court judgment: Jaiprakash Associates


May 5th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Infrastructure major Jaiprakash Associates Saturday said that it is studying the Himachal Pradesh High Court judgement penalising the company for setting up a thermal power ... Read more...

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‘States being reduced to glorified municipalities’


April 16th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday accused the central government of bringing the states down to the level of glorified municipal corporations by restricting their ... Read more...

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Gujarat to move apex court against Lokayukta’s appointment


January 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The Gujarat government Wednesday said it will approach the Supreme Court against the high court order upholding the appointment of R.A. Mehta as the Lokayukta ... Read more...

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Gujarat Lokayukta’s appointment upheld by high court (Second lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 18 (IANS) In a setback for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court Wednesday upheld Justice (retired) R.A. Mehta's appointment as Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal. ... Read more...

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Apex court notice on plea on Rajya Sabha polls in Delhi (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a plea seeking direction that the biennial election for the ... Read more...

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Mayawati angry as centre returns proposal for state division


December 20th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) Taking exception to the central government's decision to return the proposal for division of Uttar Pradesh into four parts, Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday accused it of ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s resolution anti-constitution: Opposition


November 21st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of not following the "constitutional provisions" to get passed in the assembly the resolution for splitting the state into ... Read more...

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2G case: Raja wants separate trial for breach of trust (Lead)


September 29th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Jailed former communications minister A. Raja, the prime accused in the 2G spectrum case, contended Thursday in a special court here that the CBI's fresh ... Read more...

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BJP asks president to intervene in Gujarat Lokayukta issue


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation, led by senior leader L.K. Advani, met President Pratibha Patil Friday and asked her to intervene in the ... Read more...

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Mayawati demands representation of SCs, OBCs in Lokpal


August 26th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday demanded suitable representation of Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes in the Lokpal Bill drafting committee and in the ... Read more...

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Three sticking points with government: Team Anna


August 24th, 2011 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) There were three sticking points with the government including inclusion of lower bureaucracy in ambit of Lokpal, Team Hazare said Tuesday as they insisted on ... Read more...

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Release me on bail, Pragya Singh urges apex court (Lead)


August 18th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bombing which killed six people, told the Supreme Court Thursday that she should be ... Read more...

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Nepal PM tenders resignation


August 14th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Sunday evening tendered his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav, after six months and 11 days in the top post.As ... Read more...

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BJP still stuck over new Karnataka ministry formation


August 8th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) remained stuck on the formation of its new Karnataka ministry with rival factions mired in differences over the ... Read more...

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Peeved Mamata hits out at UPA (Lead)


July 31st, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Apparently peeved over the central government not yet providing money to bail out cash-strapped West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday hit out at the ... Read more...

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Mamata attacks Pranab for ‘Tughlaq’ remark


July 30th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday attacked union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's reported comment against giving funds to her government by going beyond constitutional ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to poll panel on EVMs (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed the Election Commission to decide on a petition seeking provisions for instant verification of votes cast through electronic voting machines ... Read more...

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Only bureaucrats, politicians gain from quotas: Apex court (Lead)


July 21st, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said that the benefits of quotas are being cornered by bureaucrats and politicians and don't reach the people they are intended ... Read more...

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No need to make emergency documents public: Court


July 12th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday stayed a Central Information Commission's (CIC) order to the president's office to make public all documents on declaration of ... Read more...

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Huge case backlog before Supreme Court’s constitution bench


June 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Around 750 cases involving complicated issues of law or interpretation of statutory provisions have been pending before the Supreme Court's constitution bench years, causing concern ... Read more...

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Modi writes to PM for recall of Karnataka governor


May 19th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Joining other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in demanding recall of Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday wrote to Prime ... Read more...

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Apex court restores membership of 16 Karnataka legislators


May 13th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday restored the membership of 16 disqualified Karnataka legislators, a development that could threaten continuation of B.S. Yeddyurappa as chief minister. The ... Read more...

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Gilani clears air on alliances with various parties


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 2 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has clarified his stand on the coalition government's alliance with various parties.Against the backdrop of a condolence meeting at the residence ... Read more...

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London 2012 top priority for Malhotra


April 28th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Two days after he took over as the officiating president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Vijay Kumar Malhotra has set things in motion. A ... Read more...

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IOA executive board to meet May 24


April 28th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The first meeting of the executive board of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in the wake of its president Suresh Kalmadi's arrest will be held ... Read more...

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Kalmadi has not been removed: Malhotra


April 27th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Senior officials of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Wednesday reiterated that Vijay Kumar Malhotra is only the "officiating president" to fill the vacuum created by ... Read more...

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Court allows Maharashtra council by-election


April 13th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Wednesday allowed the state election commission to go ahead with the process to hold by-election to a vacant seat in the ... Read more...

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Court slams petitioner seeking change in constitution


March 9th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The judiciary cannot command the legislature, said the Delhi High Court Wednesday on a petition filed by an aspiring civil servant who wants the central ... Read more...

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Interpret laws to further social interests: Supreme Court


March 8th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that constitutional provisions should be interpreted in a way that they "further the social interest" and the purpose behind them."The ... Read more...

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Poll panel should have consulted me on dates: Bengal speaker


March 5th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) West Bengal Assembly Speaker H.A. Halim Friday said the Election Commission should have consulted him to ascertain the pending legislative business in the house before announcing ... Read more...

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