Was the Supreme Court’s judgement on January 11 in the Sahara-Birla papers case truly free from bias?
If India continues to rely on PILs to litigate corruption, it shall forever remain wedded to the courts, stopping Indian justice from flourishing.
Petitioner’s counsel Prashant Bhushan tweeted an image of Justice Arun Mishra at an informal gathering with Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, one of the alleged recipients of the pay off.
If the Supreme Court bench had relied on the precedent set by a constitution bench in 2013, it would not have insisted that the evidence – the Sahara-Birla diaries – be cogent in order to qualify for investigation.
There are several issues with the National Medical Commission Bill – the primary being that it fails to provide a holistic approach to healthcare, and excludes nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals from its ambit.
The 2015 petition from Common Cause questioning the appointment of the current CVC is still being heard, but the appeal to look into the Sahara-Birla groups’ alleged bribes has been dismissed.
Days after IRS officer Baldip Singh Sandhu was transferred out of the tax panel’s New Delhi bench, it agreed to begin hearing the Sahara case.
Income tax investigators also comprehensively refuted the company’s theory that a ‘disgruntled employee’ was behind incriminating diary entries recording payments to politicians.
The hearing for the case was rescheduled in light of a conflict of interest because the case implicates Prime Minister Modi while Khehar’s appointment as chief justice lay in his hands.
The national president of Swaraj India discusses the Sahara-Birla diaries, funding of political parties and how demonetisation has wrecked the rural economy in the last 50 days.
It is in both the Congress and the BJP’s interests that these records are not looked into; the Supreme Court should step in and insist on a proper investigation.
The court also asked why senior officer R K Dutta, who was supervising the 2G and coal scam cases, was shifted out.
Senior counsel for the petitioners Prashant Bhushan says that they will file a fresh affidavit with more documents.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the recent Sahara-Birla diaries, over-invoicing of coal imports by Reliance and Adani groups, and the Essar tapes.
Why have the CBI, the income tax department and the Central Vigilance Commission refused to probe potentially incriminating documents seized from the two business houses, a petition before the Supreme Court asks.
More than 150 eminent citizens have issued a statement against demonetisation today, questioning the efficacy of the measure in eliminating black money.
Assure transparent and accountable politics; will contest MCD polls next year, but not Punjab assembly elections
The BJP government in Chhattisgarh, led by chief minister Raman Singh, allegedly purchased an AgustaWestland helicopter at an escalated price.
A letter to T.S. Thakur from activists and former information commissioners says the current state of affairs in the Supreme Court is eroding public trust.
The apex court on Monday cautioned the police against misuse of the sedition law and directed them to follow its earlier Kedar Nath judgment.
In a press conference, Bhushan accused top brass of the DCI of seeking bribes, besides involvement in “gross” financial irregularities.
“We are in politics because we feel there is a serious threat to the idea of India.”
Swaraj Abhiyan founder Prashant Bhushan discusses the Essar tapes and other scams, the role of whistleblowers and his fallout with Arvind Kejriwal.
The government’s refusal to hand over relevant documents to the special investigation team shows its intent, says lawyer Prashant Bhushan.
An independent inquiry may solve all possible angles of corruption in the VVIP chopper scam but will the BJP-led government at the Centre let it happen?
Observing that there had been police inaction, the SC indicated that it will look into setting up a special investigation team into the attacks on JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar.
Revealed: Jaitley Redefines ‘Foreign’ as ‘Indian’ to Get BJP, Congress Off the Hook for FCRA Violation
Under the new definition, so long as the foreign company’s ownership of an Indian entity is within the foreign investment limits prescribed by the government for that sector, the company will be treated as “Indian” for the purposes of the FCRA.
The Centre should have waited for the floor test to resolve the issue and should have gone to court against the Uttarakhand speaker’s decision if it felt aggrieved, says Prashant Bhushan.
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