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Apr 24, 2015

No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no big deal

The home ministry's decision to scrutinise the usage of funds remitted by the Ford Foundation is more about checking where the money goes rather than a comment on what it thinks of the foundation's orientation #Ford Foundation #Gulbarg Society #Home Ministry Watch-List #MHA #Teesta Setalvad #ToTheContrary #Watch list

Apr 22, 2015

NJAC case: The slippery slope of the conflict of interest argument

The new laws mandate the creation of a National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) whose members are a mix of judiciary and executive. #ConnectTheDots #Constitution #Courts #Fali Nariman #Indian courts #Judiciary #Law #lawyers #National Judicial Appointments Commission #NJAC #Supreme Court

Apr 10, 2015

Greenpeace suspension: This time Rajnath may have better ammo against NGO

When the home ministry lost its case against Priya Pillai in the Delhi High Court, it did not have the benefit of a detailed inspection report on Greenpeace's activities in India. It now has better evidence against the NGO. #Greenpeace #Home Ministry #MHA #NGO #Priya Pillai #Rajnath Singh

Mar 17, 2015

Arvind Kejriwal’s desperate appointment of 21 ‘backdoor’ ministers may face a legal challenge

By appointing 21 parliamentary secretaries, who may draw no remuneration but would hold ministerial status, Arvind Kejriwal is probably trying to keep his 67-strong MLA flock together. But the move could face legal hurdles #Arvind Kejriwal #Delhi #Delhi Assembly #Goa #Haryana #Himachal Pradesh #India #Kejriwal #MLAs #Parliamentary Secretaries #Politics #ToTheContrary

Jan 5, 2015

Why CBI’s case against Amit Shah was really a fishing expedition

The CBI case in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter was really about finding ways to get at Narendra Modi. #Amit Shah #CBI Case #CBI Versus Amit Shah #ConnectTheDots #Sohrabuddun Fake Encounter

Nov 21, 2014

Criticism of SBI-Adani MoU ill-informed: net loan may not exceed $200-400 mn

The Congress has attacked the Adani-SBI $1 bn MoU to finance the Carmichael mine project at a time when even loan due diligence is not done. The net loan, even if sanctioned, is not going to be that large #Ajay Maken #Carmichael coal mine #Congress Criticism #SBi-Adani MoU

Nov 8, 2014

What was UPA afraid of? It opposed black money SIT not once, but thrice

While much has been made of the fact that the NDA had the same stand as UPA on disclosing list on black money, the difference is how Modi appointed SIT without a second thought. #Black Money SIT #CriticalPoint #Justice MB Shah #Modi Govt #Supreme Court #UPA

Apr 26, 2014

Tata Nano loan: HC order beats hollow Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Toffee model’ charge on Modi

We can perhaps contrast this directly with Robert Vadra, a family member of Rahul Gandhi, flipping land and making a windfall, benefitting from an overnight change in government policy #Black Money SIT #CriticalPoint #Justice MB Shah #Modi Govt #Supreme Court #UPA

Apr 26, 2014

Did Sonia check these facts before criticising Modi on poverty lines?

In blaming Modi for poverty lines, Sonia Gandhi overlooked the fact that it was her own party's government which curtailed the list of BPL families #Black Money SIT #CriticalPoint #Justice MB Shah #Modi Govt #Supreme Court #UPA

Apr 2, 2014

CCTV footage of Tarun Tejpal case: The legal issues at play

What are the different issues pertaining to the Outlook report that may be at play in courts? #CCTV footage #LegalTangle #Outlook story on Tejpal #Tarun Tejpal #Tejpal