AUTONOMY

  • UK offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote September 12, 2014

    London: The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence. Chancellor George Osborne told BBC on Sunday that the government is finalizing plans to give Scotland "much greater" fiscal and tax autonomy...
  • Nursery admission norms take away autonomy: Private schools to Delhi HC February 25, 2014

    Unaided private schools on Tuesday opposed before the Delhi High Court the new nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lt Governor saying they take away their autonomy and right to choose students on the basis of reasonable criteria. The counsel for Action Committee of Unaided Recognized Private Schools referred to an...
  • Prosecution wing to report to CBI director, his word final in investigations December 25, 2013

    In a major step towards allowing more autonomy to CBI, government has placed the agency's legal wing, which used to report to Law Ministry, under the command of the CBI Director, making his word final in investigations. CBI sources said that the Directorate of Prosecution has been now placed under the...
  • Centre refuses to let go of CBI, tells SC can't give it autonomy November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing autonomy to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The government in its 23page affidavit said the CBI chief cannot be given the status of an exofficio secretary as it will amount to centering too much power...
  • Assam govt orders shootatsight following violent statehood protest August 4, 2013

    Dispur: A week after the Congress Working Committee endorsed the decision of separate state of Telangana, statehood demands were growing in Assam as well where the agitaton for Bodoland autonomy has picked up. But Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi remains adamant and said there will be no division. Taking a cue from...
  • Former CBI chief says the agency should be made independent August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Centre opposed the CBI's plea that its Director should get more powers and that his tenure should be increased to three years, former CBI director Joginder Singh has said the investigative agency should be allowed to function independently without any interference from the government...
  • Centre opposes CBI plea in SC for more powers to its chief August 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday opposed in the Supreme Court the CBI's plea that its Director should get more powers and that his tenure should be increased to three years. The Centre told the court that creating an allpowerful CBI Director's post, without adequate checks and balances, would be against...
  • CBI files affidavit in SC on autonomy July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday on the Central Government's proposal to give the agency autonomy said that the period of two years for the agency director's term is too short. The affidavit said that the CBI director's...
  • SC seeks CBI's view on granting greater autonomy to it July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought views of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the government's affidavit which proposes to enhance the powers of the investigative agency. The apex court suggested two ways to deal with the matter. It said either Parliament can make a law on...
  • Still skeptical if autonomy will be given to CBI: Meenakshi Lekhi July 3, 2013

    "We have to see whether all the recommendations of Standing Committee of Parliament have been incorporated in the affidavit or not, still skeptical if the autonomy will be given," BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi said on government's affidavit on CBI. ...
  • GoM to submit affidavit on CBI autonomy to SC today July 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram is likely to submit an affidavit on CBI autonomy to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The affidavit contains proposals by the GoM to grant greater autonomy to the CBI. The group was formed on the Supreme Court's orders....
  • Government using CBI as its own tool: Arun Jaitley July 1, 2013

    Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley on Monday attacked the government over CBI autonomy issue saying the government is only using the probe agency as its own tool. "UPA uses CBI for its survival, creates friendly status reports for SP and BSP. It has been vindictive towards BJP leaders in Gujarat...
  • Autonomy to CBI a good start, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy June 28, 2013

    "I think we have gone halfway and there is lot yet too be done. The directorate of prosecution has to be made independent. There are a couple of proposals which BJP has made. Nonetheless, it's a good beginning and we have gone halfway. Much have to be done as far...
  • Cabinet approves proposal to enhance powers of CBI June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal to enhance powers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). According to the sources, CBI Director in future is to be approved through a collegium. The Cabinet cleared the proposal of the Group of Ministers which was constituted to suggest...
  • Cabinet to decide on how to make the CBI autonomous June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is all set to take up the issue of autonomy to the CBI on Thursday. The Cabinet will take up recommendations of the Group of Ministers (GoM) that was set up to examine the issue. The GoM's recommendations may not be made public on Thursday...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss CBI autonomy today June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to discuss gas and coal pricing on Thursday. According to the sources, the Cabinet may also take up the CBI autonomy issue. The Group of Ministers (GoM), which was constituted to suggest measure for the independence and functional autonomy of CBI, have recommended...
  • Govt to tell SC it's taking steps to ensure CBI's independence June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is set to tell the Supreme Court that it is ready to bring in amendments to Delhi Police Establishments Act that will ensure more independence to the CBI, sources said on Saturday. Sources told CNN IBN that the government is also set to tell the apex court...
  • DoPT opposes move to allow complete freedom to CBI May 24, 2013

    The first meeting of the Group of Ministers on making the Central Bureau of Investigation an autonomous body was held on Thursday. The investigating body's autonomy plan ran into trouble as the Department of Personnel and Training resisted the move to initiate a probe on senior bureaucrats without prior permissions....
  • DoPT opposes autonomy of CBI at GoM meet May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Thursday opposed scrapping of the provision which requires the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to seek government's permission for probing bureaucrats in corruption cases. The DoPT raised the issue during a powerpoint presentation at the maiden meeting of the Group...
  • GOM on CBI autonomy decides on 'comprehensive changes' May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Faced with the Supreme Court rap on the independent functioning of CBI, the Group of Ministers headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday discussed ways to give greater autonomy and more financial powers to the agency. The GoM, at its first meeting, was given a powerpoint presentation by...
  • Autonomy debate: CBI chief Ranjit Sinha skips first GoM meet May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers formed by the PM to review the SC observations on the CBI met for the first time on Thursday in New Delhi. Union Ministers P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid and MoS PMO V Narayanasamy were in attendance. However, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, who was...
  • Digvijaya expresses doubt over giving autonomy to CBI May 17, 2013

    Guna: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday expressed doubt as to whether giving autonomy to CBI would serve the purpose. "There is a question mark on the issue," he told reporters in Guna. "Giving autonomy to CBI...may be like giving autonomy to a police inspector," Singh said. "Is the...
  • CBI autonomy: Govt forms GoM to deal with issues raised by SC May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Friday formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) to deal with the issues raised by the Supreme Court on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its recent hearing on the agency's affidavit on the coal scam probe. The SC had indicted the government for its interference...
  • Financial autonomy key to holistic development: Omar January 13, 2013

    Lakhanpur: Underscoring the importance of financial selfsufficiency for progress, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday asked the government and the civil society to develop a mindset to work together to realise this goal. "The hand which contributes and extends financial support is always better than the one which receives it", he...
  • HP accuses Autonomy of wrongdoing, takes $8.8 bn charge November 21, 2012

    New York: HewlettPackard Co stunned Wall Street by alleging a massive accounting scandal at its British software unit Autonomy and taking an $8.8 billion writedown, the latest in a string of reversals that renewed questions about the competence of the storied company's board and senior managers. HP said on Tuesday...
  • J&K: Rahul wants more autonomy for sarpanches September 28, 2012

    Srinagar: The ongoing sarpanch protests in Jammu and Kashmir threatens to turn into a faceoff between Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after the former said on Thursday that the local body leaders must be granted more autonomy. Rahul made the statement at a meeting with a...
  • SL assures India of devolving power to Tamils January 17, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is committed to devolving powers to ethnic Tamils by pursuing the 13th amendment to the constitution, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said on Tuesday. "The president assured me that he stands by his commitment to pursuing the 13th amendment to the Sri Lankan...
  • Unhappy with Lokpal Bill, CBI takes on Govt December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday said it is unhappy with the Lokpal Bill saying that the autonomy of investigation is seriously compromised with. Voicing their reservations over the nature of the anticorruption bill, CBI said that Lokpal alone should supervise cases it has referred and that...
  • HP extends $11.2 billion Autonomy offer September 13, 2011

    London: HewlettPackard has extended the deadline for its $11.2 billion takeover of British software company Autonomy, with analysts predicting the US firm is on course to succeed. HP has extended the deadline for the offer to October 3 after gaining acceptances from 41.6 per cent of shareholders. The company requires a...
  • HP to pay $10 bn for Autonomy as it exits mobile August 19, 2011

    San Francisco: HewlettPackard Co. is buying Autonomy Corp. to expand its lineup of business software products as it lowers its profile in consumer electronics. The acquisition, announced Thursday, comes amid a flurry of other dramatic moves that will reshape HP, the world's largest technology company by revenue. The shakeup will sharpen...