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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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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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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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Democracy to continue in Pakistan: Gilani


January 12th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Against the backdrop of tension with the army after his sacking of the defence secretary, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Wednesday that his ... Read more...

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Three northeast states could get own high courts soon


November 27th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 27 (IANS) Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya could soon get their own high courts that would help in quicker disposal of cases, save litigants time and money, and ... Read more...

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Reliance Telecom moves court on 2G charges


October 24th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Reliance Telecom Monday said it has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court challenging the charges framed last week in connection with the allocation ... Read more...

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Court wants law ministry report on Swan not Reliance associate


September 19th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The special court trying the second generation (2G) spectrum allotment case Monday agreed to the defence request and asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Badal wants conspiracy behind SGPC poll muddle probed


September 2nd, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday sought unearthing of the "conspiracy" to mislead the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the voting rights of Sehajdhari ... Read more...

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Merely 8 percent of higher judges in India are women


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Around eight percent of the high court and Supreme Court judges in India are women, Minister of Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath said Friday.In ... Read more...

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Government may go to apex court over order on SPOs


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it is considering appealing to the Supreme Court over its directions to Chhattisgarh to desist from recruiting tribals ... Read more...

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Jayanthi praises Ramesh


July 21st, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Praising her predecessor, new Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan said Thursday that Jairam Ramesh had handled the ministry well.Asked if ... Read more...

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Corporate governance, new companies act top priorities: Moily


July 13th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily took charge of his new portfolio here early Wednesday and said the passage of a new bill to ... Read more...

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Court dismisses petition against Anna Hazare


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a petition against social activist Anna Hazare that accused him of corruption and demanded his removal from the joint ... Read more...

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Allahabad High Court issues notice to Centre over Lokpal Bill


April 20th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Apr 20 (ANI): The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Centre on a writ petition filed by advocate Asok Pande and social activist ... Read more...

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Hazare needs good politicians by his side: Swamy


April 19th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 19 (ANI): Janata Party President and telecom scam petitioner Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare is surrounded by bogus NGOs, and added that he needs ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill drafting committee to meet today


April 16th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): The ten-member Joint Government-Civil Society Committee for drafting the anti-graft Lokpal Bill will hold its first meeting here today.The meeting will begin at 11.30 a.m. ... Read more...

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Civil society activists to declare assets


April 15th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): With the first meeting of the of the newly-constituted Joint Committee comprising ministers and civil society activists to draft an effective Lokpal Bill to held tomorrow, ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill draft to be ready by June 30, says Veerappa Moily


April 10th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by ANI
Mysore, Apr 10(ANI): Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Sunday said that the 'Joint Government-Civil Society Committee' will meet the June 30 target to complete the draft of the Lokpal bill.Moily ... Read more...

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Drafting of Lokpal Bill to be videographed, says Anna Hazare


April 10th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 10(ANI): Social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said that the process of drafting the Lokpal Bill would be videographed and made public to ensure complete transparency.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Drafting of Lokpal Bill requires legal expertise, says Shanti Bhushan


April 10th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 10(ANI): Former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan, who is one of the members of the Lokpal Bill drafting committee, on Sunday defended himself over allegations of nepotism, ... Read more...

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Hazare aims to reach out to people over Lokpal Bill


April 10th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): A day after the government gave in to his demands for the formulation of the Lokpal Bill, veteran social activist Anna Hazare today said that he ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill panel: Ramdev seems to have misunderstanding, says Hazare


April 10th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Defending the Lokpal Bill panel, Gandhian Anna Hazare responding to Baba Ramdev's allegations, said that he seems to have a bit of misunderstanding, which will be ... Read more...

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Jat agitation continues, rail traffic in UP, Haryana in disarray


March 18th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Mar 18 (ANI): A large number of trains between Delhi and Lucknow remained cancelled as Jats decided to continue their agitation despite talks with Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram.The ... Read more...

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Jats hint at withdrawal of stir by Thursday


March 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): The representatives of the Jat community after an hour-long meeting with Union Home Minister P Chidambaram over their demand for a quota in Central Government jobs ... Read more...

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West Bengal asked to produce case diary of Lalgarh incident


January 10th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan 9 (ANI): The Calcutta High Court has asked the West Bengal Government to produce case diary of the incident that took place in Lalgarh's Netai village on Friday.The court ... Read more...

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Every letter of Swamy dealt with, PMO says in affidavit (Third Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office Saturday told the Supreme Court that every communication received from Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy was duly responded to in action, and the ... Read more...

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Raja adopted unfair, flexible procedures to benefit few : CAG


November 12th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Even as Communication and IT Minister A. Raja Friday denied the charges against him in the 2G spectrum controversy, the Comptroller and Auditor General ... Read more...

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Former law secretary Vishwanathan is new Lok Sabha secretary general


September 27th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Former law secretary T.K. Viswanathan was Monday appointed as the new secretary-general of the Lok Sabha and will assume office Oct 1, an official statement said. ... Read more...

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Caste will be included in Indian census


September 9th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 9 (ANI): Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to the inclusion of caste in census.Briefing reporters after meeting, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said that house ... Read more...

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Red-tapism delays Pak Major League Cricket on lines of IPL


July 27th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jul 27 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board's ambitious plans of launching the Major League Cricket (MLC) on the lines of cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) has been delayed due to red-tapism. ... Read more...

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PCB draft constitution near consensus between Board, Sports Ministry


July 7th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 7(ANI): The Pakistan Sports Ministry and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have reached a mutual consensus over the draft constitution meant to pave the way for the smooth working of the ... Read more...

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When can Emergency be imposed (To go with Can Emergency be imposed again in India?)


June 25th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Emergency is a special feature of the Constitution of India that allows the central government to assume extraordinary powers, if there is a situation which warrants such action. Emergency could be declared in ... Read more...

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Pak Govt.’s negligence renders critical Anti-Terrorism law ‘defunct’


June 14th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.14 (ANI): The Pakistan government has been boasting about its seriousness to deal with terrorism on every possible national and international stage, however, its sincerity to tackle the menace has ... Read more...

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Norms for Indian citizenship to certain Pakistani nationals relaxed


June 10th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked State Governments and the UT Administration to consider cases for extension of the Long-term Visa (LTV) of certain categories ... Read more...

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India relaxes visa norms for select Pakistanis (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India Thursday relaxed visa extension norms for a select category of Pakistan nationals, including Hindus, Sikhs and other minorities who have come to the country seeking Indian ... Read more...

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