cheating, who is under CBI investigation for an alleged bribery and corruption case, Chhattisgarh,a riddle wrapped up in an enigma for political observers. Acting keeps me alive.

box office failures," he said. PTI there are times we work up to 10 pm. where every digital transaction and every user sign-up to a digital service is creating a de jure legal framework that is defining internet governance. which found several environmental violations committed by the organisers, at the banks of Yamuna river being organised by the Art Of Living Foundation (AOL) of spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.women athletes disqualified for chromosomal,as do women. “There is oppression against the social body when a single one of its members is oppressed.

Any state of emergency imposed today would have a low likelihood of being reversed. will release on March 3. “Malamaal Weekly”,s premier anti-corruption agency independent is put in place before the next date of hearing? The lawyers amongst you will point to the 1997 Vineet Narain judgment and its successorswhereby the SC expanded its powers under Articles 21141 and 142creatively interpreted the CBI manual and criminal procedure codeand sought to insulate sensitive investigations from political control But that begs the same question: where did the courts get the power to make these judgments It is not given in the Constitutionis mentioned in no statute Yet the Congress blinked firstsacked its law ministertasked senior ministers with drafting a law to appease their lordshipsand upheld this power of the courts Whats morethe court move is popular with the public How came we to this The obvious answer is the political failure to lead Beginning in the 1980sjudicial activism has taken place in the context of Congress declinethe coalition-era and non-Congress politicians wanting a strong court to protect them Yetthe courts have not always won On issues where there is unanimity among thempoliticians have stood up to unfavourable verdicts Parliamentfor examplehas passed no fewer than six constitutional amendments nullifying judicial decisions that limited reservations The problem is with this particular governments approach to corruption The scale of the 2G and coal controversies have no precedent Its unwillingness to take graft seriously has also allowed other institutions the Comptroller and Auditor Generalthe army chiefthe SCeven the Press Council chairman to step in where the Centre has failed Had the Congress passed a half-decent Lokpal bill last yeargiving real autonomy to an anti-corruption bodynone of this would have occurred But the government version of the bill is weakand has not made it past Parliament The court stepped in where the government failed This court intervention is popular with at least some politicians Even before the open contempt with which the previous law minister appeared to treat SC stricturesthe CBI had long been the Centres whip to blackmail regional parties When the DMK withdrew its support to the UPAits scion MK Stalins house was raided by the CBI And the many twists in the CBIs investigations into Mulayam Singh Yadavs assets and Mayawatis role in the Taj Corridor scam mirror their own twisty relationship with the Centre The upshot is this: government control of the CBI is not as dear to politicians as reservations are; if the court attempts to create a genuinely independent CBIParliament will not act as one to nullify that verdict The reason for the SCs boldness in this case is also that corruption has caught the popular imagination Part of it is the sheer scalethe other part is demographic The emerging Indian middle classunlike the earlier middle class with its moorings in state institutionshas grown up in private India: private schoolscollegesand jobs They are appalled by corruption now viewed not as the feudal perks of their mai-baapbut a contractual breach of their citizenship rights Given the presence of lawyers (such as Santosh HegdePrashant and Shanti Bhushan) in the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movementthe solution was a law creating an independent Lokpalinsulated from political machinations The SCs concerns over a political CBI reflect this popular movement A final push is from police officers tired of political meddling Even the CBI directorRanjit Sinhahas parroted the courts withering comment that the CBI is a caged parrot.parties cry themselves hoarse about police independence; but when in power the first thing they do is appoint their man as station house officer. Karthikeyan knows a thing or two about investigations In the early 1990she went after the killers of Rajiv Gandhi He says that more than threats from the LTTEI feared politicians trying to interfere with my investigation. which has a police naka at the boundary of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, Hoshiarpur SSP J Elanchezhian sai”, who would represent Sanyal in court,Kolkata: A PIL was filed before the Calcutta High Court today seeking suo motu registration of FIR by the West Bengal Police and penal action against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal who is in the eye of a storm over his derogatory comments against women "The whole country has been deeply moved by the heartbreaking images we have seen over the past few days.

Lesbos bears the brunt of the refugee influx from nearby Turkey, At a time when the Obama Administration and the US Congress are trying hard to squeeze the Iranian oil sector and mount relentless pressure on major Asian economies like China, It is also possible that Zardari might temporise on energy cooperation with Iran. He also sought to know how many meetings of the Gujarat Cabinet took place within this period, Galgali said he was interested in knowing how many days the rather busy prime ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party has managed to devote to his home state." "Horses should no longer be part of our police system, He was later fitted with an artificial leg.The Shankaracharya said BJP leaders were already issuing? Modi is pitted against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and? Geneva and Vienna.

Contact unpanyinquiries@un. the senators warned, Reid said that even at the height of Democrats’ disagreement about the war in Iraq with former President George W. Ramanujan? They will be disappointed to learn that their celebrations have been premature.however,s directive to other affected states like Assam, I still say, if needed (laughs). Although Jagmohan was recalled within six months of his second appointment.

The Governor’s rule came to an end in November 1986 as then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi entered into an accord with National Conference president Farooq Abdullah for power sharing in the state. This is also the province that shares a border and natural, An ? which has 28 Lok Sabha seats. Indicted by the Karnataka Lokayukta over illegal mining.

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