Disqualification

  • AAP to seek disqualification of BJP leader Gopinath Munde 24-03-2014 11:44 AM

    Mumbai: The Aam Aadmi Party unit of Maharashtra is expected to file a complaint with the Election Commission seeking disqualification of BJP leader Gopinath Munde. This comes after Munde's estranged nephew, MLC Dhananjay Munde alleged that he was asked to arrange one lakh bogus votes for his uncle during the...
  • SC sets 1-year deadline for courts to complete cases against MPs, MLAs 10-03-2014 12:16 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday set a deadline of one year for lower courts to complete trial in cases involving MPs and MLAs. The apex court said that the trial judge will have to explain to the Chief Justice of respective high court...
  • Rahul meets PM, tells him he didn't intend to embarrass him 02-10-2013 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday to explain his stand on the ordinance on convicted MPs. Sources say Rahul conveyed to the Prime Minister his opposition to the ordinance. Sources say Rahul told the Prime Minister that he did not intend to...
  • Ordinance, Bill on convicted leaders withdrawn: Here is how the day unfolded 02-10-2013 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: 6:55 pm: Manish Tewari said that the decision does not undermine the authority of the PM or the Cabinet. "Earlier all parties wanted this ordinance to be passed but in a democracy we have to look into the views of the people. 6:50 pm: Congress said the Cabinet...
  • All eyes on Cabinet meet today; will PM bow down to Rahul's outburst? 02-10-2013 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is back from the US and seems to be in a combative mood. He has indicated that he is unhappy with the timing of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's sudden outburst against the ordinance shielding convicted politicians and will meet him at 9:45...
  • Congress's Rasheed Masood jailed for 4 years in MBBS seat scam, loses RS seat 01-10-2013 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rasheed Masood has become the first legislator to be disqualified after a Delhi court sentenced him to four years in jail in connection with the MBBS seat scam. The Rajya Sabha MP had been convicted of cheating, forgery and corruption in an MBBS seat...
  • Congress MP to be sentenced in MBBS seat case, faces disqualification 01-10-2013 08:36 AM

    New Delhi: After RJD chief Lalu Prasad's conviction in the fodder scam, it's now the turn of Congress MP Rashid Masood. A special CBI court is likely to pass an order on the quantum of punishment for the Rajya Sabha MP who was found guilty of cheating, forgery and corruption...
  • Cong MP convicted in a scam, set to lose seat as per SC order on MPs 20-09-2013 08:51 AM

    New Delhi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP and former Minister of State for Health Rashid Masood has been found guilty by a special CBI court for a medical seat allotment fraud of 1991. The conviction is significant as he now becomes the first MP who may lose his seat after the...
  • Cabinet to decide on proposal linked with convicted lawmakers 21-08-2013 01:22 AM

    Against the backdrop of a Supreme Court ruling for immediate disqualification of convicted lawmakers, a proposal has been moved for the Cabinet under which such MPs and MLAs will be barred from voting in the House and drawing salary till the court decides their appeal. But at the same time,...
  • Iran's parliament disqualifies Hassan Rouhani's cabinet candidates 16-08-2013 05:36 AM

    Iran's conservative-dominated parliament on Thursday did not give votes of confidence to three candidates of President Hassan Rouhani's 18-member cabinet, Xinhua reported. Mohammad-Ali Najafi, candidate for education ministry, and Jafar Mili-Monfared, candidate for ministry of science, research and technology, did not receive the approval of Iranian legislators. This is mainly...
  • After SC verdict, political parties push for electoral reforms 10-07-2013 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: In the light of the Supreme Court verdict on disqualification of lawmakers, political parties on Wednesday pushed for electoral reforms as the government said it would hold consultations before deciding on the next step. Most parties reacted cautiously to the landmark verdict saying it was important, but would...
  • BJP unfazed by SC order on Karnataka MLAs 13-05-2011 09:18 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday remained unfazed by the Supreme Court verdict quashing Karnataka Assembly Speaker's decision disqualifying 11 party MLAs and five Independents and insisted that the BS Yeddyurappa government was in no danger. "The Supreme Court has thrown 11 of these 16 MLAs into the BJP camp. And...
  • Disqualification of 16 Karnataka MLAs quashed 13-05-2011 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: In a major blow to the ruling BJP in Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the Assembly Speaker's decision to disqualify 16 MLAs ahead of the no confidence motion last year which had ensured survival of the Yeddyurappa government. A bench headed by justice Altamas Kabir while...
  • Legal tangle over disqualification of MLAs on 19-10-2010 04:24 PM

    Bangalore: Amid prolonged uncertainty over the fate of the BJP government in Karnataka, a new single bench of the Karnataka High Court will hear tomorrow (Wednesday) the petitions filed by 11 rebel BJP MLAs challenging their disqualification, two days after a split verdict. In a twist to the case, Chief...
  • Controversial bill on J-K women held up 05-04-2010 03:39 PM

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  • EC issues notice on Sonia over Belgian award 14-02-2008 01:14 AM

    New Delhi: The high-stakes clash between India and England promises to be a humdinger with both teams turning the pressure up a notch. While England are riding high after defeating Sri Lanka 1-0 in the three-match Test series, India produced a similar result, more importantly away from home which brings...
  • Belgian award for Sonia puts EC in a spot 11-02-2008 11:00 PM

    Kolkata: The organisers of the Champions League Twenty20 are planning to sell tickets at throwaway prices for the six matches slated to be held at Eden Gardens here. There is another bonanza in offer for the spectators who will get to see two matches in price of one ticket on...
  • More troubles on cards for UP govt 10-01-2007 02:05 PM

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  • Jharkhand Speaker Namdhari resigns 14-09-2006 06:50 PM

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  • SC adjourns Jharkhand MLAs' case 11-09-2006 01:44 PM

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  • Jharkhand: MLAs face disqualification 07-09-2006 03:19 PM

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