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AAP govt paved road to justice by discarding politics of parole in favour of infrastructure and improved access to courts
Politics

AAP govt paved road to justice by discarding politics of parole in favour of infrastructure and improved access to courts

Arvind Kejriwal has, at every public event and governance speech with the judiciary and public, continued his unwavering and unconditional support to staffing our courts and judicial ecosystem to their sanctioned strength.

In spite of Arun Jaitley's claims, EC fails to find 'substantial transparency' in political funding via electoral bonds
Politics

In spite of Arun Jaitley's claims, EC fails to find 'substantial transparency' in political funding via electoral bonds

Union minister Arun Jaitley first floated the idea of electoral bonds in his Budget 2017-18 speech of 1 February, 2017

CBI hearing: Justice AK Sikri recuses from case against Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim chief, says he has 'his own predicaments'
India

CBI hearing: Justice AK Sikri recuses from case against Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim chief, says he has 'his own predicaments'

Supreme Court Justice AK Sikri on Thursday recused himself from the hearing in the case challenging M Nageshwar Rao's appointment as the interim director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The bench led by Justice Sikri then listed the matter for hearing on Friday before a different bench.

Plea on Nageswara Rao's appointment: CJI Ranjan Gogoi recuses himself from hearing, says he is on panel to pick new CBI chief
India

Plea on Nageswara Rao's appointment: CJI Ranjan Gogoi recuses himself from hearing, says he is on panel to pick new CBI chief

The petition challenging Rao's appointment, filed by NGO Common Cause and RTI activist Anjali Bhardwaj, has sought laying down of specific mechanisms to ensure transparency in the process of appointment of CBI director.

Supreme Court admits plea challenging M Nageswara Rao's appointment as CBI chief; posts matter for next week
India

Supreme Court admits plea challenging M Nageswara Rao's appointment as CBI chief; posts matter for next week

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as interim director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The matter will be heard next week.

Supreme Court likely to pronounce judgment on Alok Verma's plea today; CBI chief challenged govt order sending him on leave
India

Supreme Court likely to pronounce judgment on Alok Verma's plea today; CBI chief challenged govt order sending him on leave

The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on CBI Director Alok Verma's plea against the Centre's decision to divest him of powers and sending him on leave.

CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court to pronounce verdict tomorrow on Alok Verma's plea against decision to send him on leave
India

CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court to pronounce verdict tomorrow on Alok Verma's plea against decision to send him on leave

The Supreme Court had reserved the judgment after hearing arguments on behalf of Verma, the Centre, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and others.

Supreme Court gives relief to Rakesh Asthana, dismisses curative petition challenging his appointment as CBI special director
India

Supreme Court gives relief to Rakesh Asthana, dismisses curative petition challenging his appointment as CBI special director

The NGO in its petition had challenged Rakesh Asthana's appointment, saying it was illegal as his name had surfaced in a diary recovered during a raid.

CBI vs CBI: Alok Verma submits response on findings of CVC's preliminary probe in sealed cover to Supreme Court
India

CBI vs CBI: Alok Verma submits response on findings of CVC's preliminary probe in sealed cover to Supreme Court

CBI director Alok Kumar Verma on Monday filed in the Supreme Court his response on the findings of the CVC's preliminary probe report on corruption charges against him

CBI vs CBI: No clean chit for Alok Verma, but Supreme Court tells CVC to handover report to CBI director; next hearing on 20 Nov
India

CBI vs CBI: No clean chit for Alok Verma, but Supreme Court tells CVC to handover report to CBI director; next hearing on 20 Nov

The Supreme Court hearing in the CBI director Alok Verma's case began with Justice AK Patnaik (retired judge heading the three-team CVC investigating panel) filing a 50-page report which noted that a few charges need further investigation.

Supreme Court to hear CBI director Alok Verma's plea challenging divestment of duties today at 11.30 am
India

Supreme Court to hear CBI director Alok Verma's plea challenging divestment of duties today at 11.30 am

The court had issued notices to the Centre, CBI, CVC, special CBI director Rakesh Asthana, Verma and Rao asking them to respond to it by 12 November. The CVC had on 12 November filed in the apex court its preliminary enquiry report.

SC dissatisfied with Centre's lack of action for Lokpal search committee, asks for fresh affidavit with relevant details
India

SC dissatisfied with Centre's lack of action for Lokpal search committee, asks for fresh affidavit with relevant details

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction over the Centre's response on the appointment of search committee members for a Lokpal.

Lokpal appointment: Supreme Court orders Centre to file affidavit in 10 days detailing time frame, steps taken
India

Lokpal appointment: Supreme Court orders Centre to file affidavit in 10 days detailing time frame, steps taken

The Supreme Court scheduled the next hearing on the Lokpal's appointment for 7 July.

Supreme Court expects appointment of Lokpal to be made at the earliest; next hearing on 15 May
India

Supreme Court expects appointment of Lokpal to be made at the earliest; next hearing on 15 May

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the process to fill up the vacancy of an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointing Lokpal was going on.

Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia: How Aruna Shanbaug case changed right to die with dignity law
India

Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia: How Aruna Shanbaug case changed right to die with dignity law

In a landmark judgement, Supreme Court recognised that a terminally-ill patient can write a 'living will' that permits doctors to withdraw life support

Centre informs SC that selection committee to meet on 1 March to deliberate on appointment of Lokpal
India

Centre informs SC that selection committee to meet on 1 March to deliberate on appointment of Lokpal

The Centre informed the Supreme Court that a meeting of the Selection Committee is scheduled to take place on 1 March to deliberate on the steps to be taken for the appointment of a Lokpal

Centre tells SC it opposes plea against Rakesh Asthana's appointment as CBI special director
India

Centre tells SC it opposes plea against Rakesh Asthana's appointment as CBI special director

The petitioner NGO has told the court that Asthana's appointment was opposed by investigating agency's head Alok Verma as his name figured in a corruption case being investigated by CBI

Rakesh Asthana's appointment as CBI special director challenged by NGO Common Cause in Supreme Court
Politics

Rakesh Asthana's appointment as CBI special director challenged by NGO Common Cause in Supreme Court

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as a special director in the CBI.

Centre fair in opposing living will, family's right should be paramount in deciding 'passive euthanasia'
India

Centre fair in opposing living will, family's right should be paramount in deciding 'passive euthanasia'

The moot question is if indeed a person who is in a permanent vegetable state has the right to die with dignity given the fact that he is in no position to feel pleasure or pain leave alone cherish the nebulous and lofty notion of dignity.

SC imposes 100 percent penalty on illegal mining lease holders in Odisha
India

SC imposes 100 percent penalty on illegal mining lease holders in Odisha

In what could be a major blow to the mining companies involved in illegal operations in Odisha, the Supreme Court on Wednesday imposed 100 percent penalty on mining lease holders operating without necessary clearances in the state.