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Former CBI chief Ashwani Kumar found dead at Shimla residence, says police
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Former CBI chief Ashwani Kumar found dead at Shimla residence, says police

Kumar, 69, a retired IPS officer from the Himachal Pradesh cadre, served as state DGP from 2006 to 2008. He was also governor of Nagaland and, briefly, of Manipur.

Bhima Koregaon case: SC-monitored SIT probe into activists' arrests demanded for protection from 'oppressive prosecution'
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Bhima Koregaon case: SC-monitored SIT probe into activists' arrests demanded for protection from 'oppressive prosecution'

Eminent citizens on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that a court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) should be constituted to look into the entire spectrum of the Bhima Koregaon case.

Congress, BJP welcome SC decision to call for floor test in Karnataka Assembly, saffron part says will 'sail through'
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Congress, BJP welcome SC decision to call for floor test in Karnataka Assembly, saffron part says will 'sail through'

The Supreme Court directed a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 pm on Saturday. BJP's Karnataka unit asserted it would sail through the floor test, telling those who were doubting them to wait and watch

Karti Chidambaram's arrest 'wholly arbitrary', mocks constitutional conscience, says ex-law minister Ashwani Kumar
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Karti Chidambaram's arrest 'wholly arbitrary', mocks constitutional conscience, says ex-law minister Ashwani Kumar

Senior Congress leader Ashwani Kumar on Thursday termed the arrest of former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram "wholly arbitrary" and accused the CBI of adopting a "persecutorial approach" in the matter.

CBI decision to move court on Bofors an act of malice, says Congress leader Ashwani Kumar
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CBI decision to move court on Bofors an act of malice, says Congress leader Ashwani Kumar

Congress leader and former law minister Ashwani Kumar has alleged that the CBI's decision to move the Supreme Court in the Bofors case was "politically motivated" and a "gross act of malice", and held that the matter will be decided in the "peoples' court".

SC judges' revolt: Congress says 'democracy in danger'; ex-law minister holds Ravi Shankar Prasad responsible
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SC judges' revolt: Congress says 'democracy in danger'; ex-law minister holds Ravi Shankar Prasad responsible

Four senior SC judges mounted a virtual revolt against the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Friday, as they listed a string of problems that they said were afflicting the country's highest court.

Fodder scam verdict: Lalu Prasad Yadav deserves bail, says Congress leader Ashwani Kumar
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Fodder scam verdict: Lalu Prasad Yadav deserves bail, says Congress leader Ashwani Kumar

Senior Congress leader and former law minister Ashwani Kumar said the trial court's verdict against RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case was not the final decision

Congress choreographed 2G spectrum scam chargesheet, court verdict is not a clean chit: BJP
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Congress choreographed 2G spectrum scam chargesheet, court verdict is not a clean chit: BJP

The BJP on Thursday cited a Supreme Court verdict on 2G spectrum to assert corruption in the case.

Aarushi Talwar murder case: Criminal justice system needs a review, says ex-CBI officer
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Aarushi Talwar murder case: Criminal justice system needs a review, says ex-CBI officer

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the 2008 murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, saying that neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty.

Aarushi Talwar murder case: As mystery deepens over who is the real killer, here's a look at key characters
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Aarushi Talwar murder case: As mystery deepens over who is the real killer, here's a look at key characters

As the court acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in murder case of Aarushi and Hemraj, question about who is the real culprit in the double murder case has resurfaced again.

Elderly care in India: Centre and state must stop passing the buck, says former minister Ashwani Kumar
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Elderly care in India: Centre and state must stop passing the buck, says former minister Ashwani Kumar

Ashwani Kumar, 64, former member of Parliament and former law minister, explained to us why he is fighting a public-interest litigation in the Supreme Court seeking more assistance for the elderly.

Indian Army finalises plan to induct women in military police corps, says senior officer
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Indian Army finalises plan to induct women in military police corps, says senior officer

The army has finalised a plan to induct women in the military police, a senior officer said on Friday

India-Japan ties have assumed sharp and strategic dimension: Ashwani Kumar
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India-Japan ties have assumed sharp and strategic dimension: Ashwani Kumar

Hailing the Indo-Japan relationship, former Union law minister Ashwani Kumar has said that it had assumed a "very sharp and strategic dimension".

SC asks govt to form legislation on torture: India behind 161 nations including Pakistan in ratifying UN treaty
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SC asks govt to form legislation on torture: India behind 161 nations including Pakistan in ratifying UN treaty

India stands behind 161 nations, including Pakistan, as it is yet to ratify the 30-year-old United Nations' Convention Against Torture by making a law on it despite signing it way back in 1997.

Only in India: Himachal government posts ad inviting tenders to buy cloth for turbans
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Only in India: Himachal government posts ad inviting tenders to buy cloth for turbans

In a comical chain of events, the General Administration Department (GAD) of the Himachal Pradesh government posted an ad inviting tenders for the procurement of two turbans

In politics, foremost loyalty must be to one's own conscience: Ashwani Kumar bids adieu to RS
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In politics, foremost loyalty must be to one's own conscience: Ashwani Kumar bids adieu to RS

With his membership coming to an end, Congress member Ashwani Kumar on Tuesday bade an emotional adieu to Rajya Sabha with two regrets

Allegations against Cong leadership 'deliberately orchestrated': Ashwani Kumar
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Allegations against Cong leadership 'deliberately orchestrated': Ashwani Kumar

Congress on Sunday said the allegations and "insinuations" against party president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi over the National Herald case are "deliberately orchestrated", "patently false" and "defamatory" as it insisted that all transactions are entirely legal.

Jaitley's remarks on intolerance ultimate insult to nation's intelligence: Ashwani Kumar
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Jaitley's remarks on intolerance ultimate insult to nation's intelligence: Ashwani Kumar

Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Monday hit out at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks accusing Congress, Left thinkers and activists of practising "ideological intolerance"

Summon in coal scam: Congress to draw up team of best legal minds for Manmohan
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Summon in coal scam: Congress to draw up team of best legal minds for Manmohan

Congress is drawing up a team of best legal minds in the country to defend former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a coal allocation scam case.

Party leaders divided over Rahul's taking over as Congress president
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Party leaders divided over Rahul's taking over as Congress president

The debate over leadership in Congress that kicked up after Rahul Gandhi's sudden leave refuses to die down with party leaders speaking in different voices.