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'Amar Singh saved me from being jailed': Here's what Mulayam Singh was referring to
Politics

'Amar Singh saved me from being jailed': Here's what Mulayam Singh was referring to

Just what was the case that Mulayam was referring to when he said Amar Singh saved from being Jailed. Debobrat Ghose meets the man who filed the PIL against Mualayam Singh and his family in 2005

India's richest civic body BMC spent Rs 106 crore on court cases in 13 years
Mumbai

India's richest civic body BMC spent Rs 106 crore on court cases in 13 years

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, India's richest civic body, spent Rs 106 crore in 13 years to fight big and small court cases, a RTI query revealed Friday.

Former attorney general GE Vahanvati dies at 65 due to cardiac arrest
India

Former attorney general GE Vahanvati dies at 65 due to cardiac arrest

Vahanvati had a controversial tenure in office as in April 2013, his junior Harin P Raval raised allegations of impropriety against him and resigned.

2G case: Former minister A Raja's statement recorded by CBI court
India

2G case: Former minister A Raja's statement recorded by CBI court

A Delhi court on Monday recorded the statement of former Telecom Minister A Raja, a key accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

SC's clemency for Rajiv Gandhi's assassins is a rebuff to UPA
India

SC's clemency for Rajiv Gandhi's assassins is a rebuff to UPA

The arguments put forth by the Centre through Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati were laughable and all were rejected by the Supreme Court. Obviously, these were not Vahanvati’s personal views and he merely put forth the UPA government’s considered opinion in the matter.

Under what law are Italian marines to be tried: SC asks Centre
India

Under what law are Italian marines to be tried: SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the central government to categorically spell out its stand about the law under which the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen should be tried.

CBI to seek nod for sanction of IB officials in Ishrat case
India

CBI to seek nod for sanction of IB officials in Ishrat case

With the Attorney General throwing a spanner in its works, CBI will soon approach the government seeking sanction for prosecution against four Intelligence Bureau officials, including its former Special Director Rajinder Kumar, in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

2G case: CBI court fixes 3 March to record statements of accused
Business

2G case: CBI court fixes 3 March to record statements of accused

A special CBI court on Monday fixed 3 March for recording the statements of the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam including former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, some top corporates and executives.

Most demands on CBI's financial, functional autonomy resolved: Govt tells SC
India

Most demands on CBI's financial, functional autonomy resolved: Govt tells SC

The Supreme Court has been informed that most of the demands of CBI relating to its financial and functional autonomy have been resolved.

Coalgate: Supreme Court questions functioning of screening committee
Economy

Coalgate: Supreme Court questions functioning of screening committee

The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre over the functioning of the screening committee for allocation of coal blocks in which certain private companies were allegedly preferred despite not figuring in the recommendations by competent authorities.

Centre admits 'something went wrong' in coal block allocation
Economy

Centre admits 'something went wrong' in coal block allocation

The Centre on Thursday admitted before the Supreme Court that something went wrong with the coal blocks allocation and that it could have been done in a more refined manner.

CBI awaits AG's opinion on charge sheet against Maran
India

CBI awaits AG's opinion on charge sheet against Maran

Maran, who has been examined by CBI, has denied all the allegations levelled against him and his family members.

SC verdict on Section 377 suffers from errors: Centre in review petition
India

SC verdict on Section 377 suffers from errors: Centre in review petition

The review petition contended that the 11 December judgement of the apex court setting aside the Delhi High Court verdict decriminalising sexual intercourse between same sex of consenting adults is "unsustainable".

SC agrees to hear CBI plea against Gauhati HC order
India

SC agrees to hear CBI plea against Gauhati HC order

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear CBI's plea challenging the Gauhati High Court order declaring the agency as "unconstitutional".

Coal scam: Prashant Bhushan apologises for comment on SC
India

Coal scam: Prashant Bhushan apologises for comment on SC

The Supreme Court took exception to counsel Prashant Bhushan's comment that it was hesitant in taking action against Attorney General GE Vahanvati, but later on Wednesday accepted his apology that he did not intend to lower the esteem of the court or hurt judges.

Campa Cola demolition: Chavan seeks AG's view to save buildings
Mumbai

Campa Cola demolition: Chavan seeks AG's view to save buildings

Chavan also clarified that the state government will not issue any ordinance, which he said may face the same fate as the one issued by the Centre to save criminal politicians.

2G: Vahanvati was aware of first-come-first-served procedure, says JPC
Business

2G: Vahanvati was aware of first-come-first-served procedure, says JPC

"Even though before the Committee the former Solicitor General (now Attorney General G E Vahanvati) deposed (that he was not aware of changes made in the first-come-first-served procedure)", the Committee found that his view in filing notings was different.

Declare disqualified convicted MPs' seats empty: Attorney General
India

Declare disqualified convicted MPs' seats empty: Attorney General

Ending uncertainty over the procedure to notify the disqualification of convicted MPs Lalu Prasad and Jagdish Sharma, the Attorney General has told the Lok Sabha secretariat to immediately issue the notification declaring the seats vacant

Coalgate: I am sorry for losing my cool in SC, says AG Vahanvati
India

Coalgate: I am sorry for losing my cool in SC, says AG Vahanvati

Attorney General GE Vahanvati today apologised before the Supreme Court for losing his cool during arguments in the coal blocks allocation scam case yesterday.

SC pulls up Centre, wants detailed explanation on coal block allocation
India

SC pulls up Centre, wants detailed explanation on coal block allocation

A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha repeatedly asked Attorney General GE Vahanvati to explain whether various methods adopted for coal block allocation since 1992 had a sanction of law and under what law the screening committee was authorised to decide on allocation.