KAPIL SIBAL

  • Proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in CBSE under government's consideration 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In what could be bad news for CBSE students, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry is considering a proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in schools. However, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that they have not been consulted by the government yet. The...
  • Congress leaders Antony, Chidambaram, Shinde missing at international Nehru meet November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Several senior Congress leaders including AK Antony, P Chidambaram, Sushilkumar Shinde and Kamal Nath were conspicuous by their absence at the International Conference on Jawaharlal Nehru organised on Monday. A number of party Chief Ministers including from Karnataka and Kerala were also...
  • Kerala: Government is duty bound to control use of intoxicants, says Kapil Sibal September 23, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala Government is 'duty bound' to control use of intoxicants and there is no legal bar for it to promulgate a policy restricting sale of Indian Made Foreign liquor in the state, Senior advocate Kapil Sibal said before the High Court on Tuesday. The entire policy is to be viewed...
  • Delhi HC asks CBI to file report on graft allegations against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked CBI to file a report giving details of probe and its status in a preliminary enquiry alleging Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, indulged in graft, money laundering and forgery. "The CBI is...
  • Political party can write off or assign loans: Sonia to HC August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday opposed in the Delhi High Court the private criminal complaint against her and the summons issued by a trial court in the National Herald case saying a political party is within its right to "writeoff" or "assign" a loan. "The issuance of...
  • National Herald case: Congress for quashing of order, exemption for Sonia, Rahul August 5, 2014

    New Delhi:The Congress on Wednesday will press for quashing of the order or at least an exemption from personal appearance for Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case. If they don't get relief, then Sonia and Rahul would have to appear in...
  • NDA government issues notices to 16 former UPA ministers for overstaying in bungalows July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Eviction notices have been served to 16 former ministers of the UPA government who have been staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now. Notices have been sent to Kapil Sibal and Farooq Abdullah. Ajit Singh and Sachin Pilot have also been served eviction notices. Urban Development...
  • 'Super 30' fame Anand Kumar seeks six chances for IITs like UPSC June 2, 2014

    Mathematician Anand Kumar on Monday urged the union government to give six chances in joint entrance examination for IITs as it is in the case of civil services examination. This would provide a levelplaying field for candidates appearing for the IIT entrance examinations, he said in a letter to Union HRD...
  • Defamation case: Court issues bailable warrant against Sazia Ilmi May 24, 2014

    A Delhi Court on Saturday issued a bailable warrant against Shazia Ilmi, who quit Aam Aadmi Party during the day, for her nonappearance in a defamation case filed by outgoing Telecom minister Kapil Sibal's son Amit. The court had last month warned of coercive measures against AAP national convener and former...
  • Delhi court issues warrant against Shazia Ilmi in defamation case May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday issued bailable warrant against Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi for nonappearance in a defamation case filed by outgoing Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's son Amit. The court had last month warned of coercive measures against Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and...
  • Delhi: Fate of senior Congress, BJP leaders to be declared on Friday May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Elaborate arrangements have been made and security tightened at the seven centres, housing over 20,000 EVMs, to ensure peaceful counting of votes in the national capital. A twolayered security cover has been put in place at the counting centres across the city. While a platoon of paramilitary force forms the...
  • IIT, IIM, IISc faculty ask for Rs 17500 crore telecom funds May 14, 2014

    Faculties of top Indian institutes IIT, IIM and IISc have written to Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal to expeditiously operationalise funds, proposed to be around Rs 17,500 crore, for developing domestic capabilities and reduce dependence on imports in the sector. "We have written to the Telecom Minister and DoT for release of...
  • Congress 'outfunded' by BJP, says Jairam Ramesh; seeks audit of parties May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the conclusion of what he termed was a "difficult campaign" for the party, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said they were "outfunded" by BJP in the wake of the publicity blitzkrieg by Narendra Modi for the Lok Sabha polls. While Modi's campaign spending had reached an...
  • Congress doesn't want to give impression of vendetta on snoopgate May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday said that the Government dropped its move to name a judge to head the commission set up to probe 'snoopgate', as it did not want to give an impression of political vendetta to go around as suggested by the allies. "I talked to the Home Minister...
  • LS polls: Congress targets Modi over press freedom May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday charged Narendra Modi with destroying media freedom in Gujarat and questioned his promise of ridding politics of criminals when he "embraces" accused like Amit Shah and Babubhai Bukharia. Taking a dig at the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate over his extending greetings to journalists on World...
  • Modi can't be blamed for Assam violence, says Shiv Sena May 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday slammed the Congress for holding Narendra Modi responsible for the violence in Assam, saying those levelling such charges are the ones who have "divided" the country and should practice meditation at Ramdev's ashram as they have "lost their mental balance". BJP's oldest ally also targeted Congress...
  • Modi snooping case: UPA has the right to appoint judge, says Sibal May 3, 2014

    Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal hit out at the BJP for questioning government's decision to appoint a judge to investigate Narendra Modi snooping case. Sibal said, "We are in the government till May 16 and we have every right to take decisions. Arun Jaitely and the BJP should know the...
  • Narendra Modi will never become PM: Kapil Sibal May 2, 2014

    Hitting out at Narendra Modi, Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday claimed that the Gujarat chief minister will never become Prime Minister despite all efforts as people have come to know his real face. "My experience says Modi will never become the PM. Do they want a person who got people...
  • UPA to appoint judge to head Modi snooping case probe panel by May 16 May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is going ahead with a probe into the Gujarat snoopgate scandal. It will appoint a judge to head the probe panel by May 16 before the new government is formed. "The judge heading the commission will be appointed before May 16. Why is Modi afraid of...
  • Clinching evidence to arrest Modi, Shah in Ishrat case: Kapil Sibal April 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday raked up alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan to hit out at Narendra Modi saying the BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Amit Shah were being "shielded" despite existence of "clinching" evidence to arrest them. "I want to ask who is shielding Modi and Shah...
  • LS polls: Congress attacks Narendra Modi, Ramdev on black money issue April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After releasing a three-year-old CD of Uma Bharti attacking Narendra Modi, Congress on Friday latched on to another video clip featuring yoga guru Ramdev to raise embarrassing questions on the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate's campaign against black money. Taking the battle to the Modi turf of Gujarat, Union Minister...
  • Modi no one to look at FDI, he behaves as if he is the PM: Sibal April 18, 2014

    Reacting on Narendra Modi's comment that he will take a relook at FDI if he becomes the Prime Minister, Union Minister Kapil Sibal said, "Who is Modi to relook at FDI. He has already started thinking that he is the PM." ...
  • Modi a habitual liar, never addresses press conferences: Kapil Sibal April 16, 2014

    In an interview on Tuesday, BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi dodged questions on the 2002 Gujarat riots saying, "The Congress must give an account of its sins first." ...
  • Congress demands FIR against Swamy over remark against Priyanka April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday complainedto the Election Commission against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for a particularly caustic remark he made about Priyanka Gandhi. Swamy reportedly called Priyanka an alcoholic and said that she would have been thrashed if she contested the elections from Varanasi since she drank too...
  • SC declines to stay trial court proceedings against Kejriwal, AAP leaders April 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stay the proceedings in the trial court in a defamation case filed by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's son Amit against former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leaders Shazia Ilmi, Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodia. A bench comprising justices H L Dattu and S...
  • Swamy accuses Sibal of not disclosing companies owned by wife April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing Law Minister Kapil Sibal of "wilfully" not disclosing details of companies owned by his wife in his election affidavit, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday approached the Election Commission seeking action against the Congress candidate from Chandni Chowk. Sibal, however, rejected the charge. In a petition to Election Commissioner...
  • A Billion Votes: Congress moves EC over Modi hiding his marital status April 11, 2014

    The Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for hiding his marital status. On behalf of the Congress, Union Minister Kapil Sibal has approached the EC stating that Modi filed "wrong affidavits till 2012" and has urged the EC...
  • Congress has accepted defeat against Narendra Modi: BJP April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: War of words has escalated between the BJP and the Congress over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's marital status. Reacting to the controversy over the row over Modi's marital status, BJP said that the Congress has resorted to personal attacks as they have accepted defeat against him. "Anyone...
  • Congress files complaint with EC on Modi hiding his marital status April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for hiding his marital status. On behalf of the Congress, Union Minister Kapil Sibal has approached the EC stating that Modi filed "wrong affidavits till 2012" and has urged...
  • LS polls: Northeast Delhi records highest voter turnout April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Northeast Delhi constituency, where sitting Congress MP JP Agarwal, BJP's Manoj Tiwari and AAP's Anand Kumar are in the fray, recorded the highest voter turn out among the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital at 67.08 per cent. Chandni Chowk recorded the second highest voter turnout at...