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CJI Ranjan Gogoi tells Prashant Bhushan to look at world positively as advocate questions Lokpal search committee
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CJI Ranjan Gogoi tells Prashant Bhushan to look at world positively as advocate questions Lokpal search committee

CJI Ranjan Gogoi told Prashant Bhushan that he shouldn't look at things from a negative point of view and rather look at them positively in an effort to make the world a better place

Lokpal case in SC today: Appointment of ombudsman likely to be delayed further as search panel hasn't met in 3 months
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Lokpal case in SC today: Appointment of ombudsman likely to be delayed further as search panel hasn't met in 3 months

As directed by the Supreme Court, the Centre submitted an affidavit, informing it that a search committee had been formed. But reports said the panel has not met in the past 100 days.

Anna Hazare to hold protest in Maharashtra's Ralegan Siddhi over state governments not enacting Lokayukta Acts
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Anna Hazare to hold protest in Maharashtra's Ralegan Siddhi over state governments not enacting Lokayukta Acts

The veteran social activist Anna Hazare had earlier announced he would launch a hunger strike on 2 October, 2018 at his village over non-appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states.

Lokpal search committee: Supreme Court tells Centre to file affidavit by 17 January on steps taken since September
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Lokpal search committee: Supreme Court tells Centre to file affidavit by 17 January on steps taken since September

"You have to ensure on affidavit the steps taken on the issue of setting up of a search committee for the Lokpal," a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul said.

Anna Hazare puts off hunger strike after talks with Maharashtra minister, tells govt to fulfil demands by 30 January
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Anna Hazare puts off hunger strike after talks with Maharashtra minister, tells govt to fulfil demands by 30 January

According to sources, Hazare has received a letter from Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh. However, the contents of the letter are not known.

Centre forms eight-member Lokpal Commitee headed by Justice Ranjana Desai; Arundhati Bhattacharya, ISRO chief among members
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Centre forms eight-member Lokpal Commitee headed by Justice Ranjana Desai; Arundhati Bhattacharya, ISRO chief among members

The Modi government on Thursday constituted an eight-member search committee, to be headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal.

Centre forms eight-member search committee to recommend names for Lokpal chairman, members
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Centre forms eight-member search committee to recommend names for Lokpal chairman, members

The Centre constituted a search committee, to be headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal.

Congress boycotts Lokpal selection panel meet again, says attending as 'special invitee' violates Lokpal Act
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Congress boycotts Lokpal selection panel meet again, says attending as 'special invitee' violates Lokpal Act

The selection committee will set up a search panel for recommending names for the appointment of the anti-graft ombudsman, the Lokpal, and its members.

Mallikarjun Kharge to boycott Lokpal Selection Committee meeting today, accuses govt of 'subjugating' Parliament
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Mallikarjun Kharge to boycott Lokpal Selection Committee meeting today, accuses govt of 'subjugating' Parliament

Alleging that the process of Lokpal appointment was "vitiated" and accusing the government of "subjugating" Parliament, Kharge, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said he would not be able to attend any meeting of the selection committee until the leader of the single largest Opposition party is conferred the status of a full-fledged member.

Anna Hazare to launch hunger strike on 2 October, demands independent functioning of CAPC, appointment of Lokpal
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Anna Hazare to launch hunger strike on 2 October, demands independent functioning of CAPC, appointment of Lokpal

In a letter addressed to Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on 31 July, Anna Hazare said he would start his protest at Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district.

West Bengal Assembly passes Lokayuta Amednment Bill but keeps CM out of its purview for public order matters
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West Bengal Assembly passes Lokayuta Amednment Bill but keeps CM out of its purview for public order matters

The West Bengal Assembly on Thursday passed the Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2018, keeping the chief minister out of its purview in matters relating to public order.

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

SC resumes work after break: Apex court extends Assam NRC deadline, upholds KV Chowdary's appointment as CVC
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SC resumes work after break: Apex court extends Assam NRC deadline, upholds KV Chowdary's appointment as CVC

After a break of 44 days, SC on Monday heard a slew of petitions and set the next date of hearing in the case of appointment of Lokpal and Assam's NRC.

Lokpal appointment: Supreme Court orders Centre to file affidavit in 10 days detailing time frame, steps taken
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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 asks 11 states, Puducherry to expedite process of appointing Lokayukta
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Supreme Court asks 11 states, Puducherry to expedite process of appointing Lokayukta

On Thursday, many states filed affidavit saying they have been taking steps to appoint Lokayukta or Uplokayukta and some have recommended the name to a selection committee.

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

'Calling me as special invitee to Lokpal selection panel an eyewash': Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge writes to Narendra Modi
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'Calling me as special invitee to Lokpal selection panel an eyewash': Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge writes to Narendra Modi

This in essence would mean that Kharge was invited to attend the meet "without rights of participation, recording of opinion, and voting in the procedure," which he said was a way to mislead the nation.

Anna Hazare's health deteriorates as hunger strike enters sixth day, government still silent on demands
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Anna Hazare's health deteriorates as hunger strike enters sixth day, government still silent on demands

Though Hazare said on Tuesday that the Centre would come up with an action plan on his demands on Wednesday, there was no formal communication from authorities during the day, said Sushil Bhatt, a core committee member of Team Anna.

Anna Hazare seeks roadmap on implementation of demands before ending hunger strike, to meet Nitin Gadkari tomorrow
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Anna Hazare seeks roadmap on implementation of demands before ending hunger strike, to meet Nitin Gadkari tomorrow

Anna Hazare said he would take a decision on calling off his ongoing hunger strike only after the Narendra Modi government comes up with a roadmap on the implementation of demands of fair remuneration for agriculture produce

Anna Hazare to continue indefinite hunger strike, says govt's draft to address his demands is 'useless'
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Anna Hazare to continue indefinite hunger strike, says govt's draft to address his demands is 'useless'

The indefinite hunger strike by social activist Anna Hazare is set to continue further after he reportedly found the draft sent by the government to address to his demands "useless"