PIL ON FM RADIO: GOVT REPLY SOUGHT

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to file its response in four weeks to a PIL seeking permission for private FM Radio and Community Radio stations to broadcast news and for quashing the provisions of Policy Guidelines and Agreements framed by the Government, which prohibited them from doing so. Common Cause in 2013 had filed a petition seeking the quashing of the provisions of the Policy Guidelines and of the Grant of Permission...

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Prashant Bhushan Explains the Sahara-Birla Diaries
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Now reform political funding: If we have the will, here’s how to make a lasting impact on black money
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Cutting the jargon: Here's a website that translates Indian laws into simple English
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APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM CBI DIRECTOR CHALLENGED

The Centre told the Supreme Court on December 16, 2016, that the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as acting director of the CBI was not illegal or contrary to the Apex Court's judgement. It also said that the curtailment of service of senior IPS officer RK Dutta at CBI was as per the law governing the probe agency. It further  informed the court that the process to select a regular CBI director was on and the Collegium might meet later this month. The Supreme Court had on...

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ILLICIT PAYOUTS TO POLITICIANS: BIRLA/SAHARA DIARIES

The Apex Court has rejected the demand for a probe into bribes allegedly paid to politicians mentioned in the  Birla Sahara diaries, saying it would be dangerous for democracy to order a probe on the basis of loose sheets inadmissible as evidence. Common Cause had approached the Supreme Court regarding bribes paid to prominent politicians by corporate groups. It is feared that the groups, whose premises were raided by the CBI and the Income Tax Department in 2013 and 2014,...

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