A three-judge bench headed by Justice R M Lodha cleared the deck for the agency to prosecute bureaucrats allegedly involved in coalgate scam without waiting for the govt's sanction.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's personal property, movable and immovable, is valued at less than Rs 2.5 lakh - an amount woefully shy of the multi-crore rupees worth of property some of the country's chief minister possess.
Earlier on Tuesday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi replied to anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's letter on the Lokpal Bill saying the government was committed to the Bill. Anna had written to Rahul thanking him for his commitment to get the Lokpal Bill passed.
Earlier on Monday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung recommended President's Rule in the national capital as no party is ready to form a government, said sources. The Lieutenant Governor has sent a report to the Ministry of Home Affairs, saying Delhi Assembly be kept in suspended animation.
Sources said the Lt Governor in the report has communicated that none of the party is in a position to form the government and so far there is no clarity on government formation. The reprot also noted that AAP leader Arvind Kerjriwal sought more time for further consultations.
Ansari had called an-all party meet on Monday at 4 pm in an attempt to break the deadlock over the Lokpal Bill. The government said that all efforts are on to ensure the Lokpal Bill is passed in the current session of Parliament.
The SP chief is also learnt to have expressed his reservation on the Lokpal Bill to the government.
Vowing to take his campaign for special status demand to its logical conclusion, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that his party - the JD(U) has proposed to hold 'Sankalp' rally in districts where he will continue to raise the demand for grant of special status to usher in development and prosperity.
As things stand, Modi has had a head start in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in terms of perceptions, and an early poll shows how far ahead he is currently.
AAP dented both Congress and BJP, and according to some estimates, for every one voter the BJP lost to AAP, the Congress lost six.
In the Trinamool Congress-ruled Bengal with 42 seats, BJP has a solitary presence in Darjeeling. Ganguly, however, could not be reached for a reaction to the report.
Earlier, Kejriwal had given to Jung the copies of the letters he had written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP President Rajnath Singh seeking their views on a list of 18 issues that included ending VIP culture in the capital, audit of electricity companies and removal of MLA local funds scheme.
A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam granted bail after noting that several other similarly placed convicts have already been granted bail in the case.
BJP chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday evening to discuss about government formation in the national capital. As the BJP has refused to stake the claim, the L-G will now call the AAP to form the government in Delhi.
The Congress which won eight seats on Tuesday appeared to be extending an olive branch to AAP to form a government in Delhi even as Arvind Kejriwal ruled out giving any support to BJP for the same.
BJP members were on the feet in Lok Sabha on the issue of JPC report which gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the 2G spectrum scam.
Slamming Arvind Kejriwal's one-year-old party, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said it should fulfill its "exaggerated and unimplementable" manifesto.
Interestingly, the concentration of NOTA votes was in the naxal-affected Bastar region where the ruling BJP suffered a setback at the hands of Congress. The region contributed substantially in BJP's victories in 2003 and 2008.
Counting in one seat, Lawngtlai East, could not be completed because of a problem in an EVM at Tialdawngilung polling station, said Joint Chief Electoral Officer H Lalengmawia.
A day after the Congress government of Sheila Dikshit was decimated in Delhi Assembly elections by the BJP and AAP, the outgoing Chief Minister on Monday blamed the party for massive lass.
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, all set for a fifth term, won from both Serchhip and Hrangturzo seats he had contested.
Refusing to get drawn into the numbers game, Kejriwal said AAP will not form the government in Delhi as he does not have the mandate. He also refused to tie-up either with the Congress or with the BJP saying both the parties are corrupt and same.
There are six things that will now inevitably change and if the big parties fail to take note, they will pay a price â€“ as the BJP nearly did in Delhi. All parties will be impacted by the AAP phenomenon.
People now believe that this government is on its way out and they can look forward to better times under the NDA, says BJP leader Yashwant Sinha.
Political and fiscal vision are the need of the hour and if the Congress meaningfully change its attitude, people may give them a chance too, feels Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Independent MP, Rajya Sabha.