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Premature disclosure of CAG report: RS privileges committee summons Prashant Bhushan

Feb 04, 2016

Premature disclosure of CAG report: RS privileges committee summons Prashant Bhushan

The Privileges Committee of Rajya Sabha has summoned lawyer Prashant Bhushan to appear before it on 10 February in connection with a breach of privilege notice against him for the alleged premature disclosure of a CAG report on allocation of D6 Block in KG Basin. #Prashant Bhushan #NewsTracker #KG-D6 #CAG report #Privileges Committee of Rajya Sabha
SC raps states including Gujarat for not implementing Food Act

Feb 01, 2016

SC raps states including Gujarat for not implementing Food Act

The PIL alleged that parts of states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana and Chattisgarh had been hit by drought and the authorities were not providing adequate relief. #Prashant Bhushan #NewsTracker #MGNREGA #Food Security Act #National Food Security Act #Ministry of Agriculture #National Disaster Relief Fund
'Is Guj not part of India?' Supreme Court raps states for not implementing MNREGA, other schemes

Feb 01, 2016

'Is Guj not part of India?' Supreme Court raps states for not implementing MNREGA, other schemes

The Supreme Court today came down heavily on certain states for not implementing welfare legislation National Food Security Act, saying that why a state like Gujarat is not implementing the law passed by Parliament. #Prashant Bhushan #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #NREGA #MGNREGA #government schemes #National Food Security Act
Divestment: Hindustan Zinc sale mess proves NDA-2 failed to learn from NDA-I slip

Jan 22, 2016

Divestment: Hindustan Zinc sale mess proves NDA-2 failed to learn from NDA-I slip

Fortunately, some roadblocks to future strategic sales or even piecemeal disinvestment are close to being removed #Prashant Bhushan #Disinvestment #P. Chidambaram #Arun Jaitley #Goods and Services Tax #Hindustan Zinc #residual stake sale
Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan to launch political party, contest Punjab polls

Jan 19, 2016

Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan to launch political party, contest Punjab polls

Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are mulling to launch a political party and may field candidates for the 2017 Punjab assembly election, at a time when Arvind Kejriwal is pulling out all stops to ensure victory in the state. #Prashant Bhushan #Punjab #NewsTracker #Yogendra Yadav #Swaraj Abhiyan #Bhai Baldeep Singh
The term 'public interest' is so open-ended that the fate of PILs rests on the length of My Lord's foot

Jan 16, 2016

The term 'public interest' is so open-ended that the fate of PILs rests on the length of My Lord's foot

No less significant, however, than the identity and credibility of the PIL petitioner, whether an individual or an organisation, is the attitude and approach of the court or, more specifically, the Bench that is entrusted with the responsibility of hearing and deciding PILs. #Prashant Bhushan #Supreme Court #PIL #ConnectTheDots #Upendra Baxi #Chief Justice Thakur #Balwant Singh Chaufal
After Supreme Court grills CPIL, it's time to ask whether PILs are truly in 'public interest'

Jan 13, 2016

After Supreme Court grills CPIL, it's time to ask whether PILs are truly in 'public interest'

The observations of a bench of the Supreme Court, questioning an organisation which has filed a large number of public interest litigations, have brought into focus the nature of such pleas. #Prashant Bhushan #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #PIL #Centre for Public Interest Litigation #Public Interest Litigation #Judicial activism
CJI Thakur takes Prashant Bhushan's 'proxy interest litigation' head on

Jan 13, 2016

CJI Thakur takes Prashant Bhushan's 'proxy interest litigation' head on

A bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi grilled "crusader" Prashant Bhushan on the credentials of his Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), which has challenged the allocation of 4G spectrum to Reliance Industries Ltd's Jio on the ground that it was given at cheaper rate for internet use and was later converted into voice telephony. #BigStory #CJI #4G #Thakur #jio #PrashantBhushan
An unprecedented mandate to becoming an anti-BJP force: 2015 was a tumultuous year for AAP

Dec 24, 2015

An unprecedented mandate to becoming an anti-BJP force: 2015 was a tumultuous year for AAP

Catapulted to power by an unprecedented mandate, AAP had a tumultuous year as it saw split in its ranks, expulsions and resignations, sacking of ministers besides a bitter power tussle with the Centre and the LG. #Prashant Bhushan #Jammu and Kashmir #Lok Sabha polls #Yogendra Yadav #AAP #anti-BJP force