Affidavit

  • PM encourages self-certification to benefit the common man August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked all union ministries and state governments to make provision for self-certification. In a citizen-friendly initiative, all ministries and departments have been asked to make provision for self-certification of documents in place of affidavits. The requirement of attestation by a gazetted officer...
  • EC observers find BJP MP Ninama's election expenditure incorrect, MP denies June 26, 2014

    Expenditure observers of the Election Commission claimed to have found that the affidavit filed by BJP MP Manshankar Ninama from Banswara with regard to his election expenditure incorrect and the expenditure exceeded the limits but the lawmaker rejected the claim. The observers in their report claimed "the candidate has not maintained...
  • From Vadodara to Varanasi: Modi's assets rise by Rs 14 lakh April 24, 2014

    Varanasi: BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday disclosed total assets worth Rs 1.65 crore -a rise of Rs 14.34 lakh from his declaration for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat about a fortnight back. The Gujarat Chief Minister's wealth is Rs 68 lakh higher than his main opponent AAP's Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Tale of two affidavits: Kejriwal richer than Modi April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is richer than his opponent and the BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi. Kejriwal and his wife together have close to Rs 64 lakh worth more assets than Narendra Modi. They are taking on each other in Varanasi. Even though Narendra Modi's...
  • Modi should clarify on false affidavit about marital status, says Congress MP April 10, 2014

    Congress Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik on Thursday asked BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to clarify why he filed a "false" affidavit vis-a-vis declaration about his marital status. Modi had kept the column blank during Gujarat Assembly election, while in his affidavit filed before the Election Commission for the Lok...
  • EC introduces e-filing of poll affidavits for the first time March 6, 2014

    In a maiden initiative, the Election Commission (EC) has introduced e-filing of affidavits by candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. The affidavits (Form 26) are supposed to be furnished by the candidates at the time of filing of their nomination for contesting a Parliamentary or an Assembly...
  • HC constitutes committee to deal with women counsels' complaints December 6, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday constituted a committee to check cases of unfair treatment to women counsels. The order was passed by the bench of Justice Devi Prasad Singh and Justice Ashok Pal Singh of the Lucknow bench of the High Court on a petition filed by Sandhya Dubey...
  • Cash 'poor' Yashodhara Raje Scindia owns dinner set worth Rs 1.54 crore November 6, 2013

    Though the erstwhile scion of Gwalior and present BJP MP, Yashodhara Raje Scindia only has Rs 15,400 cash in her hand, she owns a dinner set worth over Rs 1.54 crore, according to the affidavit she filed along with the nominations papers here on Wednesday. Yashodhara, who is contesting the Madhya...
  • Coal scam: Attorney General to reply to SC over role of CIL in block identifications, allotments September 24, 2013

    The Centre on Monday filed its affidavit in the Supreme Court stating various developments taking place since 1992 on coal block identification and allocation to private companies. In its 24-page affidavit, backed by voluminous records, the Centre contended the Coal India Ltd is the lessee of state governments in respect of...
  • Kishtwar violence: J&K government likely to file a report in SC today August 21, 2013

    Kishtwar: The Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to file a report on the Kishtwar riots to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. This step of action has been considered in response to the direction of the division bench seeking a detailed affidavit on the communal clashes in Kishtwar. The panel...
  • Kishtwar violence: Supreme Court asks J&K chief secy to file affidavit August 13, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir to file a detailed affidavit on the communal clashes in Kishtwar district and subsequent steps taken by the state government to control the situation. The apex court directed the chief secretary to file the affidavit by August 21...
  • Non-filing cases of counter-affidavits comes down: Govt August 7, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said the cases of non-filing of counter-affidavits on various matters in the High Court by the home department and police had declined. The administration immediately took notice when the matter of non-filing of counter-affidavits in 1.6 lakh cases in the High Court till January...
  • Criminal charges mean more likely to get elected, gain assets: Study July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Wealth of most of the candidates contesting more than once in a decade has grown "abnormally" by up to 1,000 per cent, especially for the ones with serious criminal charges who also have greater chance of winning compared to clean candidates, according to a survey. An analysis of self-sworn...
  • Coal scam: SC to examine CBI affidavit, will Law Minister survive? May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Amidst reports that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi are divided over the decision on the fate of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, the Supreme Court will on Wednesday examine the affidavit submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with coal scam. In...
  • MGNREGA scam: HC asks government to file affidavit May 7, 2013

    Yavatmal: Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has ordered the Maharashtra Government to file an affidavit on a PIL which alleges corruption committed in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Agency (MGNREGA) scheme in the district in 2011-12. The division bench of Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice AB Chaudhari...
  • Coal scam: Clamour for PM's resignation grows after CBI's 2nd affidavit May 6, 2013

    The CBI on Monday in its second affidavit to the Supreme Court accepted that certain changes were made in its draft status report on the coal probe by the Union Law Minister, the Attorney General and senior bureaucrats. ...
  • Coal scam: Govt has lost the moral right to stay in power, says BJP May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Reacting promptly on the affidavit submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) before the Supreme Court in connection with the coal scam on Monday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar "should resign right away". "The government has...
  • PMO official, Law Minister, A-G got coal report changed: CBI to SC May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati, one Joint Secretary rank official each from the Prime Minister's Office and the Coal Ministry not only saw the draft status report on the coal scam case, but also ordered some changes in it, the Central Bureau of Investigation...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on CBI over coal scam affidavit May 5, 2013

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha also talks about Chinese incursion issue and much more. ...
  • CBI report is exclusively for the eyes of the judges: ML Sharma April 30, 2013

    Terming it a "massive breach of trust" and a matter that has "shaken its foundation", the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday took a very serious note of the CBI affidavit on the coal block allocation scam. The Supreme Court bench said "suppression" of the fact that CBI has shared...
  • Tell centre to scrap Sethu Samudram, TN urges SC April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government has urged the Supreme Court to direct the central government not to proceed with the implementation of the Sethu Samudram Shipping Channel Project in the Palk Strait. The channel will facilitate navigation between India's east and west coasts. In his affidavit before the apex court,...
  • CBI coal scam affidavit: Centre may back Law Minister in SC April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A day before the Supreme Court's observations on CBI's admission that its report on coal scam was seen by Law minister Ashwani Kumar, sources say that the Centre will say that both Kumar and the government did nothing wrong. The government's stand was finalised after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Coal scam: PM met A-G on Sunday to discuss CBI's affidavit April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Two days after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed its affidavit on the coal block allocation scam report with the Supreme Court; Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reportedly met Attorney General Goolam Essaji Vahanvati on Sunday to discuss the affidavit. Sources said that the Prime Minister and the Attorney...
  • CBI's affidavit on coalgate: Is UPA's credibility damaged beyond repair? April 26, 2013

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its affidavit on the coal block allocation scam report with the Supreme Court, in which the agency's director Ranjit Sinha has said the draft of the report was shared with Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, a charge that the Congress has been...
  • BJP demands PM's resignation on coal scam issue April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: With CBI admitting that it had shared its status report on coal block allocation scam with Ashwani Kumar, BJP on Friday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging that he was using the Law Ministry to save himself from the probe in the case. "CBI today has...
  • Coal scam: Govt defiant as Oppn asks Law Minister to quit April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Sinha informing the Supreme Court that the draft report on the coal block allocation scam was shared with Law Minister Ashwani Kumar before its submission, the government remained defiant and said there was no need for the minister to resign....
  • CBI's affidavit on coal scam says agency shared report with Law Min April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its affidavit on the coal block allocation scam report with the Supreme Court, in which the agency's director Ranjit Sinha has said the draft of the report was shared with Law Minister Ashwani Kumar "as desired by him", a...
  • CBI to submit affidavit on coal scam report to SC April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is expected to file its affidavit in the Supreme Court on Friday on whether the government misled the apex court on the status report on the coal block allocation scam. While pressure had been building on the CBI to file the affidavit,...
  • Coal scam: Law Minister faces trouble, CBI to file affidavit before SC on Friday April 23, 2013

    The CBI is set to tell the Supreme Court that the probe agency's report on coal block allocation scam was shared with the Law Ministry on its request. ...
  • 'Law Minister vetted CBI's report on coal scam' April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in an affidavit, is set to tell the Supreme Court of India that the probe agency's report on coal block allocation scam was shared with the Law Ministry on its request and that Law Minister Ashwani Kumar had vetted the report, a...