LOKPAL UPDATE IN SUPREME COURT

In a petition filed by Common Cause in 2014, the Supreme Court today strongly pushed for the appointment of a Lokpal and said that the legislation passed to appoint an anti-corruption ombudsman – a Lokpal – was a workable one and that there was no need for the Centre to keep its implementation pending. The bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Naveen Sinha added that the exercise of the  amendment to the...

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Despite the comparisons, India's Aadhaar project is nothing like America's Social Security Number
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Coal blocks allocation scam: CBI files FIR against its former chief Ranjit Sinha
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Why Are We Being Told What to Say, What to Eat, When to Stand’: A.P. Shah on False Nationalism
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PIL ON FM RADIO: GOVT REPLY SOUGHT

The Supreme Court has asked the government to consider extending the content of news and current affairs for community and F.M. radio stations, at least to include such news and current affairs, as were already in public domain and broadcasted by the licensed operators in the print and electronic media. To this, the counsel for UOI sought a short adjournment, so as to obtain instructions in the matter. Allowing this prayer, the Court has granted six weeks’ time for obtaining such...

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REGULAR CBI DIRECTOR APPOINTED AFTER PIL

With the appointment of Mr. Alok Kumar Verma as the new CBI Director, post approval by the selection committee,  the Supreme Court closed the petition filed by Common Cause challenging the appointment of the interim Director of CBI in violation of established norms. The request of our counsel, Mr. Prashant Bhushan to the SC, to direct the Centre to place before the Court, the minutes of meeting of the committee to ensure compliance of the law laid down by the SC, was not heeded to, by the...

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