Sutlej Yamuna Link canal issue: Amarinder Singh, Cong MLAs resign after SC rules against Punjab govt
The water-sharing agreement is among Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir.
Astonishingly, the government accepted the introduction of the collegium system after the Judges-2 verdict, a system of appointment to higher judiciary that was unheard of in the legal history of any country.
Last week, the Union Cabinet okayed a Presidential Reference against Ganguly, paving the way for a SC inquiry. Ganguly's resignation will render that inquiry futile.
Once a Presidential Reference is sent, the Supreme Court will issue notice to the intern, Justice Ganguly and the Advocate General of West Bengal, and the inquiry mandated to be carried out can be somewhat similar to a trial.
The Union Cabinet has given its nod to the Home Ministry's proposal for sending a Presidential reference to the Chief Justice of India, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said.
The government is likely to take a decision tomorrow on sending a Presidential reference to Supreme Court for conducting a probe into allegation of sexual harassment against Justice (retd) A K Ganguly.
The presidential reference to be made to the apex court will have to be cleared by the Union cabinet before it is sent to the president.
The Congress attack on the CAG is plain wrong. CAG's reports are more in alignment with what the SC said than the government's past actions
Even after the SC opinion, it's clear that 70% of the coal blocks given away for free should have been auctioned. They were not meant for common good, but private profit
However much Kapil Sibal and others in the UPA may spin it, the Supreme Court's observations are a finely balanced critique of the government's policy of allocating natural resources in both the 2G and the coal block cases.
The government has chosen to take a dig at CAG. It might be justified.
The Supreme Court has held its verdict on 2G spectrum allocation was not applicable to all natural resources.
The full text of the Supreme Court views on the Presidential Reference regarding the cancellation of the 122 2G licenses.
The government had on 12 April moved the Reference signed by then president Pratibha Patil in which eight questions were raised.
The government had on 12 April moved the Reference signed by the then President Pratibha Patil in which eight questions have been raised.
CPIL and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy said the apex court should not extend any "help" to the Centre on Presidential Reference.
On the first day of hearing on the presidential reference on spectrum auctions, two senior advocates asked the SC to reject the reference.
The proposed presidential reference on spectrum issues lobs policy questions into the Supreme Court's lap. What is Kapil Sibal trying to do?