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  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju 5 hours 58 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • CBI wants to block information about graft against its officials 9 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: CBI wants to stop disclosing details of allegations of corruption against its own officials under the RTI Act--an information being provided by it at present under the transparency law. The agency will challenge before the Delhi High Court an order of the Central Information Commission directing the agency to...
  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...
  • Congress's plea for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha rejected 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of...
  • No proposal to integrate Aadhar with National Population Register: Centre 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre is not considering any proposal to integrate the UID (Aadhaar) project with National Population Register (NPR), Parliament was informed on Friday. "There is no such proposal under consideration of the government at this stage," Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply to the Lok...
  • Government demands statement from Manmohan Singh on corrupt judge issue 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after informing Parliament that the PMO under Manmohan Singh had pushed for extension to a judge facing corruption charges, the government on Wednesday demanded that the former Prime Minister should make a "categorical" statement on the controversial matter. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that...
  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...
  • Katju expose: Is 'political fixing' of judges a reality? 1 week ago

    As Justice Katju's allegations create a storm, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence, saying that he had nothing more to add to former law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj's comment. Bharadwaj had slammed Justice Katju's allegations saying that the procedure followed in the appointment of the judge, in...
  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The government appears to have given a quiet burial to the controversial proposal to set up anti-terror hub National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) mooted by the previous UPA regime, as it announced on Tuesday that the plan has been "kept in abeyance". "Operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre...
  • Manmohan denies Katju's charges, says HR Bhardwaj explained everything 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence over corruption allegations in the judiciary made by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. Speaking the CNN-IBN, Singh said, "The then law minister HR Bhardwaj has explained everything. I have nothing more...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...
  • Justice Katju keeps up the pressure, poses 6 questions to ex-CJI RC Lahoti 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on Monday made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. After these allegations, Katju on Tuesday has posed six questions before former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti. His six questions to Lahoti are: 1. "Is it...
  • Watch: All political reactions to Justice Katju's allegations against UPA July 21, 2014

    Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in the judiciary have raised a storm both inside and outside Parliament. ...
  • India making all efforts to get Swiss bank account holders' list: Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Friday said that it was making all efforts to procure the list of illegal bank account holders in Switzerland and was collecting evidence in this regard. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also said in Lok Sabha that India was in the process of communication with the...
  • SC notice on former MPs' unauthorised stay in official houses July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central government on a petition by former CAG Vinod Rai questioning former ministers and MPs overstaying in official accommodation beyond their authorised period. A bench of Chief Justice RM Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, while issuing...
  • More steps will be taken to sustain economic recovery: Arun Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Friday blamed the "policy paralysis" and retro tax amendment of the previous UPA regime for the current economic woes and promised to take a series of steps besides the Budgetary provisions for sustainable growth amid indications of some recovery. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out his intentions...
  • Steps being taken to resolve coal shortage: Piyush Goyal July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said that urgent steps are being taken to address the "crisis" faced by power plants because of shortage of coal and blamed the previous UPA government for the critical situation. "We are increasing the (coal) crushing capacity, increasing (the number of) washeries in mining areas....
  • Do not follow UPA line on Sri Lankan issues, PMK urges NDA government July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation led by PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the NDA government should not toe the line which was adopted by the previous UPA regime on issues concerning Sri Lanka. "NDA should change its policy towards Sri Lanka and...
  • Delighted with setting up of $100 billion BRICS Bank: Chidambaram July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Welcoming setting up of the BRICS Bank, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the work initiated by United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government last year has led to its culmination in Brazil on Tuesday. "I am delighted that the work begun by the UPA government at the BRICS...
  • Row over Vaidik-Saeed meet: The diplomatic misadventures of a private individual July 15, 2014

    The extremely controversial meeting between 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik has sparked off a nationwide debate. While opposition Congress slammed the meeting as government sponsored, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj strongly refuted such claims, saying that the government equally condemns such a meeting. ...
  • Rural Ministry suggests industry-friendly changes in Land Act July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rural Development Ministry has suggested a number of amendments to the Land Acquisition Act which would water down pro-farmer provisions like mandatory consent of at least 70 per cent locals for acquiring land for PPP projects and 80 per cent for acquiring land for private projects. The Land...
  • News 360: NDA distances itself from meeting between Hafiz Saeed, Vaidik July 14, 2014

    The government was cornered on Monday by the Congress who demanded if the NDA government had sanctioned the controversial meeting between journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik,a close Ramdev aide and also part of the same think thank as NSA's Ajit Doval; and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Sayed.The government however, distanced itself from...
  • Happy that leaders have recognised my work: UP Governor Ram Naik July 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Ram Naik who was recently appointed as the governor of Uttar Pradesh, expressed gratitude to the NDA government for showing confidence in him. Naik said that he will dutifully carry out all his responsibilities and was flattered that leaders have recognised his work. ...
  • Centre finalises Ram Naik, 4 other BJP leaders as governors: sources July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Names of five senior BJP leaders, including former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, have been firmed up by the government for appointment as Governors in states including Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, highly placed sources said on Sunday. Former Uttar Pradesh Speaker Kesri Nath Tripathi, senior BJP leader from Delhi...
  • Congress should not politicise LoP issue: Naidu July 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Hitting out at the Congress, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the party should not politicise the issue of Leader of Opposition status in Lok Sabha. "Till day before yesterday, they had not asked for the recognition from the Speaker and have been going around criticising the government. They...
  • UPA imprint all over, Congress-Mukt Budget not possible: Ex-FM July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said imprint of the UPA Government's policy can be seen in the Budget presented by Arun Jaitley, adding it is not possible to come out with a "Congress Mukt Budget". "Welcome to the real world...BJP sought a mandate for Congress Mukt Bharat. My...
  • Budget 2014: Nothing for poor sector, says Shashi Tharoor July 10, 2014

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that he did not hear any bold project announcement in the Finance Minister's budget speech. "Nothing done for the poor sector and nothing to encourage the people," he said. ...
  • Had to clear issues left behind by UPA: Arun Jaitley July 10, 2014

    After tabling his first budget in Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "I hope this leads to revival of economy without burdening the common man. I had to clear up issues that the UPA had left behind." ...
  • Budget 2014: This is not about UPA vs NDA, but about economy, says FM July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after delivering the Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday called its "a directional budget" adding that the government has laid down the roadmap and given relief to the common people. "Reasonable taxation is required for providing growth to manufacturing sector. People must have more money and...
  • NDA Budget has copied UPA policies, nothing new: Sonia Gandhi July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government's maiden budget failed to impress Congress president Sonia Gandhi who called the Finance Budget of the new government as a copy of UPA's policies. "The Budget had nothing new. It has merely copied our policies and schemes," Sonia Gandhi told reporters. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too,...