Law Minister

  • Somnath Bharti need not step down, will punish if found guilty: AAP 23-01-2014 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: Without giving in to the mounting pressure, Aam Aadmi Party has decided not to take any action against its party member and Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti. With the rising criticism of Bharti for his infamous raid at a house in Khirki Extension in Malviya Nagar, AAP's Political...
  • AAP PAC meets amidst rising clamour for Somnath Bharti's dismissal 23-01-2014 06:55 PM

    New Delhi: With the pressure mounting on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party, the outfit's Political Affairs Committee is meeting to take a decision on Law Minister Somnath Bharti who is under the scanner for the infamous raid at Khirki Extension in Malviya Nagar. The AAP PAC...
  • Somnath Bharti evades media after victim identifies him 22-01-2014 05:02 PM

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti was seen on Wednesday evading the media. He was identified by one of the complainants as the leader of the midnight raid in Delhi's Khirkee extension area. ...
  • AAP minister in dock for tampering with proof, says judge's order erroneous 14-01-2014 11:19 PM

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Tuesday refuted allegations that he tampered with the evidence in a case that he was handling as a lawyer. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, too, came to his defence saying that there was no proof to show that Bharti tampered with any evidence in the...
  • Delhi Law Minister denies tampering with proof, Kejriwal backs him 14-01-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Tuesday refuted allegations that he tampered with the evidence in a case that he was handling as a lawyer. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, too, came to his defence saying that there was no proof to show that Bharti tampered with any evidence...
  • Prosecution wing to report to CBI director, his word final in investigations 25-12-2013 09:32 PM

    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...
  • IT, infrastructure needed to reduce pending court cases: Sibal 30-08-2013 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: Anticipating that pending court cases might rise five-fold to 15 crore in coming years, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said more use of information technology and infrastructure creation could help. "Pendency of court cases is three crore today and this is going to rise in coming years...
  • PM appoints Ashwani Kumar special envoy with cabinet rank 22-08-2013 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after he had to resign as Union Law minister in a blaze of controversy, Ashwani Kumar has been appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as his Special Envoy to visit Japan in the rank of a Cabinet Minister. The Prime Minister has nominated Kumar "to...
  • 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...
  • Law Minister for audio recording of trial court workings 31-05-2013 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: With an aim of bringing transparency in judicial proceedings, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said working of trial courts should be audio recorded and discussions are on in this regard. "...We want that to bring transparency, at least the proceedings are audio recorded but the government cannot...
  • Sibal admits UPA-II has failed to communicate its achievements to people 26-05-2013 09:55 AM

    New Delhi: Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal has admitted that the United Progressive Alliance government has failed to communicate to the people its achievements in the last four years. He was speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Sibal conceded that this has been one weakness of UPA-II because...
  • Sibal proposes law to control fixing in sports 19-05-2013 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal in IPL, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday proposed a law to tackle fixing and other illegal activities in sports in India. Sibal spoke to Sports Minister Jitendra Singh and proposed to plug the loopholes that help the accused to escape...
  • Sibal outlines broad objectives as Law Minister 13-05-2013 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: With Lok Sabha elections due next year, newly appointed Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said he would strive to achieve objectives in the run up, including making legal procedures help fuel economic growth and appointment of judges through a transparent process. Outlining his "broad objectives", Sibal said,...
  • PM's role must be probed in coal scam report sharing , says CPM leader 11-05-2013 06:14 PM

    CPM leader Nilotpal Basu said both Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar should have been sacked earlier. ...
  • Sibal gets Law Ministry, CP Joshi gets Railways 11-05-2013 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: A mini Cabinet reshuffle is in the offing, according to sources, after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sacked Pawan Kumar Bansal as the Railway Minister and Ashwani Kumar as the Law Minister. Telecom MinisterKapil Sibal has got additional charge of Law Ministry while CP Joshi has once again got...
  • Is the government distancing itself from Ashwani Kumar? 11-05-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: It seems that the government is distancing itself from sacked Law Minister Ashwani Kumar. Sources say that the government had prepared a statement to defend Ashwani Kumar after he resigned, however, it did not release that statement. Sources say the statement said, "Ashwani resigned because of perception and...
  • Ashwani says he resigned to avoid 'unnecessary controversy' 11-05-2013 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: Sacked Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Saturday came out in his defence saying he resigned only to avoid any unnecessary controversy claiming that his conscience still remains clear. "I tendered my resignation to put an end to unnecessary controversy in a matter pending before the Supreme Court. My...
  • Sibal may be new Law Minister, CP Joshi likely to get Railways 11-05-2013 12:06 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was forced to sack Ashwani Kumar as Law Minister and Pawan Kumar Bansal as Railway Minister, the Congress party has given full credit to party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi for taking action against the tainted ministers. "Congress...
  • PM may replace Ashwani Kumar soon: Sources 09-05-2013 02:26 PM

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, who has been under pressure to resign after the Central Bureau of Investigation told the Supreme Court that he not only saw the coal scam report but also suggested some changes in it, is likely to be replaced. Sources say that Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Under fire over coal scam report, Vahanvati meets PM 09-05-2013 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court came down heavily on the government and the Central Bureau of Investigation for sharing the coal scam probe report, Attorney General GE Vahanvati met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday. Law Minister Ashwani Kumar had also reached the PMO to meet Manmohan...
  • Coal scam: CBI to submit fresh affidavit in SC today 06-05-2013 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: Under fire from the Opposition to quit, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar is set to face more heat on Monday. The Central Bureau of Investigation will disclose the full extent of the Law Minister's involvement in vetting the coal scam report its reply to the Supreme Court on Monday....
  • Clamour grows for Law Minister's resignation, UPA buys time 01-05-2013 08:40 AM

    New Delhi: The UPA-II is facing one of the biggest crisis in its tenure after the Supreme Court asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to explain the extent of political interference in its investigations into the coal block allocations scam and name the officials involved in the exercise. Harin Raval...
  • Coal scam: SP declines to comment on PM's resignation demand 30-04-2013 03:15 PM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party on Tuesday declined to comment on BJP's demand for the Prime Minister's resignation over the coal scam issue, saying "every party has its own opinion". "We have said it earlier also. The CBI director himself has admitted it so what is there to say?" SP leader...
  • 'Will take action after studying SC's comments on coal scam' 30-04-2013 03:12 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of embarrassing comments against the government by the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said any action required will be taken after he studies the observations made by the top court. "I have not studied the Supreme Court's observations. Whatever action is called for will...
  • Coal scam: Left parties want PM to face Parliament 30-04-2013 02:59 PM

    New Delhi: Left parties on Tuesday termed as "meaningless" the demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the coal allocation issue but asked him to face Parliament as he "owes an answer" to the country. CPI(M) also dubbed the disruption of Parliament as "match fixing" between BJP and Congress....
  • PM should own up 'responsibility' in coal scam: BJP 30-04-2013 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday said the "public spat" between the Attorney General and the Additional Solicitor General reinforces its view that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should own up "responsibility" in the coal scam and step down. "The public spat between the Attorney General and the Additional Solicitor General on...
  • SC's remarks on coal scam spark off heated debate in LS 30-04-2013 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: As the Supreme Court expressed deep concerns over the CBI affidavit on the coal block allocation scam, Lok Sabha on Tuesday was rocked by the issue with the Opposition leaders lambasting the government and accusing it of being corrupt. "I want to tell the country that this government...
  • SC says CBI must not be controlled by 'political masters' 30-04-2013 01:08 PM

    New Delhi: 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 and asserted that the probe agency must be "liberated" and should...
  • Supreme Court lambasts CBI over affidavit on coal scam 30-04-2013 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: 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 and asserted that the probe agency must be "liberated" and should...
  • 'Changes made in coal report after meeting with Law Min' 30-04-2013 10:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will tell the Supreme Court on Tuesday that changes were made in the status report on the coal block allocation scam after a meeting between the probe agency and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, sources said. The probe agency is not going to...