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UP panel to deal with village land encroachment


September 12th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Alarmed by widespread encroachment of pastures, reservoirs, ponds and graveyards that are owned by village councils, Uttar Pradesh has constituted a committee the principal secretary of ... Read more...

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SC no to quashing charge sheet against Nirmal Yadav (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday declined to quash the charge sheet filed against former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav who was allegedly involved ... Read more...

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We never claimed ‘zero loss’ in coal block allocation: Chidambaram


August 27th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Three days after claiming that there was no question of gain or loss in coal block allocation as the coal has not been mined, ... Read more...

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No intention to tinker with judicial independence, says government


August 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Maintaining that judicial independence can co-exist with judicial accountability, the government Friday said it has no intention to impair the independence of judiciary through the ... Read more...

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PM to attend Bombay High Court function


August 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address a gathering of legal luminaries here this week to mark the closing ceremony of the 150th anniversary celebrations of ... Read more...

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Prasad to be deputy opposition leader in Rajya Sabha


July 19th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad is set to become the deputy leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha as his name was suggested ... Read more...

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Sonia says only Rahul to decide on his larger role (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Amid rising voices within the Congress urging Rahul Gandhi to join the UPA government, party president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said it was only for ... Read more...

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14,000 vacancies in Prasar Bharati: Soni


June 27th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) There are as many as 14,000 vacancies in Prasar Bharati, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said here Wednesday."Of these vacancies, 3,500 will be filled ... Read more...

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After North Block, minor fire in Shastri Bhawan


June 27th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Barely two days after a fire erupted in a home ministry office in North Block, a minor fire broke out in Shastri Bhawan Wednesday."It was ... Read more...

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Khurshid favours abolition of death penalty


June 27th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said that though there was no collective view of the government on the issue, he personally was ... Read more...

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Khurshid gives no time-frame for tabling anti-torture bill


June 26th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday refrained from giving a time-frame as to when the proposed bill for the prevention of torture would ... Read more...

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15 years after Uphaar fire: Victims’ kin await justice


June 12th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Even after 15 years of the Uphaar cinema fire, the families of the 59 people who died in the incident await justice.They say they ... Read more...

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Advani for collegium to appoint CEC, CAG


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to constitute a "broad based collegium" to appoint the chief election commissioner (CEC) and ... Read more...

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Government to move SC against quota decision


May 29th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said it will move the Supreme Court against the decision of the Andhra Pradesh High Court quashing the 4.5 percent sub-quota ... Read more...

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Singhvi seeks leave for rest of budget session


May 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Allegedly caught on CD with a woman, former Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi has taken leave for the entire second half of parliament's budget session ... Read more...

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Jamia Millia chief backs women’s quota bill


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Wednesday advocated the passage of the women's reservation bill to empower the poor and ordinary Indian women.Giving the ... Read more...

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Mayawati demands constitution amendment for SC/ST quota (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Monday demanded in the Rajya Sabha that the government bring a constitutional amendment bill during the current parliament ... Read more...

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Singhvi stays away from parliament (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) After giving up his position in a parliamentary committee and the Congress party over an alleged sleaze CD, Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi ... Read more...

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Singhvi stays away from parliament


April 24th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) After giving up his position in a parliamentary committee and the Congress party over an alleged sleaze CD, Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi also ... Read more...

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Singhvi CD issue his private affair, says Khurshid


April 24th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said the controversial CD allegedly featuring Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi is his private affair."You cannot treat everything in ... Read more...

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CD row: Singhvi quits party, parliamentary posts (Roundup)


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A day before parliament reconvenes for the budget session, Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi quit Monday as party spokesperson and as head of the ... Read more...

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Singhvi should explain his resignation in parliament: BJP


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said that Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi should explain in parliament why he has quit as chairman of ... Read more...

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Singhvi quits as Congress spokesperson, parliamentary panel chief (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi Monday resigned as chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice and as party spokesperson in the ... Read more...

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Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s resignation statement


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi Monday resigned as party spokesperson and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice in the wake of ... Read more...

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Has anti-graft campaign learnt lessons, asks Khurshid


March 17th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said the government had learnt its lessons after Anna Hazare's protest last year but wondered if the ... Read more...

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No plans to curb EC’s poll code powers: Government


February 21st, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday vehemently denied it had any plans to curb the powers of the Election Commission onthe model poll code, saying the group ... Read more...

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Poll panel accepts Khurshid’s apology (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday accepted Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid's apology after it complained about his defiance of its earlier order censuring him for ... Read more...

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Khurshid’s remarks: Poll panel seeks president’s intervention


February 11th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Taking exception to union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid sticking to his remarks about backward Muslims during campaigning in Uttar Pradesh despite a ... Read more...

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Congress downplays Khurshid’s remarks


February 11th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A day after the Election Commission censured Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid for announcing a sub quota for minorities ahead of Uttar ... Read more...

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Law panel study on backlog of cases sought (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The government Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will ask the Law Commission to undertake a study on the additional courts and judges needed ... Read more...

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Khurshid remark no interference in 2G case, apex court told (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The government Tuesday described as "baseless" the allegation that Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid's opinion on a service provider facing trial in the 2G ... Read more...

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Khurshid remark no interference in 2G case, apex court told


January 17th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The government Tuesday described as "baseless" the allegation that Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid's opinion on a service provider facing trial in the 2G ... Read more...

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No friction with poll panel: Khurshid


January 14th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said there was no friction between his ministry and the Election Commission which, like any constitutional body, was ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha takes up judicial accountability bill


December 28th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) A day after getting the Lokpal and whistle-blowers bill passed, the government Wednesday introduced in the Lok Sabha the judicial accountability legislation that seeks to ... Read more...

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56,383 cases pending in Supreme Court


December 19th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Inadequate number of judges and delay in filling vacancies were among the various reasons responsible for the large number of pending cases in courts, including ... Read more...

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