IMPEACHMENT

  • BCCI may consider impeaching Srinivasan: Sources May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) members on Saturday began discussions on their options for leadership change in the cricket body and a showdown with their President N Srinivasan is likely to take place in Kolkata at former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya's residence, sources said. BCCI...
  • How can the BCCI impeach its chief N Srinivasan? May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: He is defiant. He seems to have lost support overnight. And it looks like his time at the The Board Of Control For Cricket In India's (BCCI) top brass is numbered. N Srinivasan, however, maintains that he will not resign from the post of BCCI's President despite the...
  • Zardari should give up PPP chief post: Lahore High Court January 23, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari should "quit political activities" and give up the post of the chief of the ruling PPP in line with a judgement issued in 2012, the Lahore High Court has said. The Chief Justice of the High Court, Umar Ata Bandial, asked Wasim Sajjad, the...
  • Sri Lanka President sacks first woman Chief Justice January 13, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on January 13 sacked the country's first woman Chief Justice by ratifying her controversial impeachment by Parliament on corruption charges despite protests at home and global calls for restraint, pushing the nation into the brink of a major Constitutional standoff. 54yearold Shirani Bandaranayake was...
  • Sri Lanka: Chief Justice Bandaranayake impeached January 12, 2013

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan Parliament Friday voted by a majority to impeach the country's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, beginning the process to remove her from office. The impeachment motion was passed by a twothird majority with 155 members voting for and 49 against it. It is now up to Sri Lankan...
  • SL Parliament to impeach first woman Chief Justice October 31, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling coalition is all set to impeach the country's first woman Chief Justice on the charges of "improper conduct" after weeks of a simmering spat between the executive and the judiciary, a media report said. A motion to remove Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake from the post will...
  • Paraguay under pressure after president impeached June 24, 2012

    Asuncion: Paraguay's new president said on Saturday he would ask his impeached predecessor to help quell regional tensions after Argentina withdrew its ambassador in protest at what it said was a coup and Brazil recalled its top diplomat for consultations. Paraguay's South American neighbours and key trading partners are taking it...
  • LS unlikely to take up justice Sen's removal September 5, 2011

    Sources have told CNNIBN that the government is unlikely to pass the Impeachment motion against Justice Soumitra Sen in the Lok Sabha. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is expected to seek the views of all parties on Monday, on whether to proceed with the impeachment of Sen in the Lok...
  • Jaitley leads Oppn charge against Justice Sen August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Arun Jailtley on Thursday led the BJP charge in the Rajya Sabha, against tainted judge Soumitra Sen and called it a 'fit case of misconduct' by a judge. The Calcutta High Court judge is accused of fund misappropriation when he was a lawyer. Voting on Justice Sen impeachment to...
  • Justice Sen defends himself in Parliament August 17, 2011

    New Delhi: On a day when Anna Hazare's anti corruption protests swelled across different towns and cities in the country, the upper house of Parliament for the first time ever began impeachment proceedings against a sitting judge of the Calcutta High Court for corruption. Justice Soumitra Sen on Wednesday attended the...
  • Impeachment motion moved against Justice Sen August 17, 2011

    New Delhi: CPI(M) MP Sitaram Yechury moved the impeachment motion against Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Yechury moved the motion after Justice Sen was brought to the bar of the House and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari gave the go ahead. "The...
  • SC stays probe against Justice Dinakaran April 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the preimpeachment probe by a Rajya Sabhaappointed panel into allegations of judicial misconduct and corruption against Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran. The apex court passed the order on a plea by Justice...
  • SC to hear Dinakaran plea against impeachment April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday the Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran's plea seeking a stay of the impeachment proceedings initiated against him for alleged misconduct and corruption. A bench headed by Justice D K Jain will take up Dinakaran's petition in which the...
  • Dinakaran moves SC against his impeachment April 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking stay of the impeachment proceedings initiated against him for alleged misconduct and corruption. Justice Dinakaran challenged the proceedings before a threemember Rajya Sabhaappointed inquiry panel which has been hearing the...
  • Justice Sen guilty of 'misappropriation of funds' November 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court has been has found him guilty of misappropriation of funds and making false statements. The threemember committee set up by Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari has found the allegations against Justice Soumitra Sen to be true. The committee found Justice Sen...
  • Report on Justice Sen to be tabled in Parliament November 10, 2010

    New Delhi: The fate of Calcutta High Court judge Soumitra Sen could be decided on Wednesday. A threemember committee set up by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to inquire into allegations of misappropriation of public funds by Justice Soumitra Sen has submitted its report If the committee finds the judge...
  • Justice Soumitra Sen may face impeachment September 11, 2010

    Kolkata: Calcutta High Court judge Soumitra Sen may just become the first judge to be impeached after a Rajya Sabha committee found him guilty of financial irregularities. Vice President Hamid Ansari, who is also the Chairman of Rajya Sabha, headed the committee. The report will now be tabled in Parliament in...
  • Watch: Cong MPs back Dinakaran, oppose impeachment December 19, 2009

    Several Dalit MPs, predominantly from the Congress are opposing an impeachment petition against Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran presented in the Rajya Sabha. The MPs say Dinakaran is being targetted because he is a Dalit. Sources say Congress may oppose impeachment of Dinakaran in Parliament. ...
  • Watch: Dinakaran decides not to hear court cases December 17, 2009

    Karnataka Chief Justice P D Dinakaran will not hear any judicial mattters until further orders. This was the surprise notification issued by the Karnataka High Court registrar during a routine updating of the cause list of hearings late Wednesday night. ...
  • Tough, tiring, tedious: impeaching Dinakaran December 15, 2009

    As many as 76 Rajya Sabha members of Opposition parties on Monday submitted a petition to Upper House Chairman Hamid Ansari for impeaching Justice P D Dinakaran, the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court accused of landgrabbing and amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income. Dinakarans promotion to the...
  • Calcutta HC judge impeachment: SC judge opts out of panel June 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court Judge Justice D K Jain, who was the chairman of a committee for initiating impeachment against Calcutta High Court Judge Soumitra Sen accused of misconduct, has withdrawn from it citing personal reasons. In a letter to Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice President Hamid Ansari, Justice Jain...
  • Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich removed from office January 30, 2009

    Springfield: Governor Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office on Thursday without a single lawmaker coming to his defense, brought down by a governmentforsale scandal that stretched from Chicago to Capitol Hill and turned the foulmouthed politician into a national punchline. Blagojevich, accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate...
  • HC judge guilty of misusing funds, to be impeached September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Calcutta High Court judge, Soumitra Sen will be the second judge in Independent India's history to face impeachment proceedings. In an unprecedented move, Chief Justice of India, K G Balakrishnan has written to the Prime Minister seeking Justice Sen's removal from the judiciary. Justice Sen stands convicted of...
  • Law Min okays impeachment of Calcutta HC judge September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Government will approach Parliament for impeachment of Calcutta High Court judge Soumitra Sen for 'misconduct', Law Minister Hansraj Bhardwaj said on Monday. In what is being hailed as a landmark move, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan has recommended that Justice Sen be removed from service...
  • Musharraf chills out on first day out of office August 20, 2008

    Islamabad: Pervez Musharraf spent his first day out of office as Pakistan's president catching up with his family and friends and listening to old Bollywood songs by Mohammad Rafi. "August 19 was a unique day in the life of Musharraf. It was his first day without power after nine years....
  • Musharraf denies reports of leaving Pakistan August 20, 2008

    Islamabad: Amid intense speculation about his future after stepping down, former President Pervez Musharraf has denied reports that he would leave his "first love" Pakistan and settle in another country, saying his resignation did not reflect a "defeat". "My resignation as President does not reflect my defeat as I resigned...
  • FTN: PostMusharraf Pak more unstable than ever August 19, 2008

    Former military dictator and Pakistan's expresident, Pervez Musharraf met his nemesis at the hands of two men he had exiled from Pakistan's politics. His credentials as a key ally of the US and his image as a progressive moderate could not save Musharraf from the formidable alliance forged by former...
  • Mush's resignation is a victory for Pak: Nawaz Sharif August 18, 2008

    New Delhi: After weeks of flipflopping and speculation on will he, won't he, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf finally announced his resignation as the head of the state in a national televised address. Pervez Musharraf came to power on October 12 1999, when he went from being the chief of Pakistan's army...
  • Rise and fall of Pak President Pervez Musharraf August 18, 2008

    New Delhi: On October 12 1999, Pervez Musharraf went from being the chief of Pakistan's army to the chief of its government. In a bloodless coup, democracy was toppled and the general faced flak for it, but that didn't stop him from formally appointing himself President less than two years...
  • Retired life for Mush: Whisky, cigars in new house August 18, 2008

    Islamabad: Though speculations are rife in Islamabad that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf might leave his home country to lead a retired life abroad, the architect of his new abode '1A Park Road' situated on the outerskirts of Islamabad, has revealed that the house would be readytoshift in the next six...