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No ex-CJI or sitting SC judge on Lokpal shortlist as Modi-led panel meets to pick members

Search committee shortlist includes more than 20 names, but Lokpal selection panel — that will meet today — can pick members from outside the list too.
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The two comments that landed Attorney General K.K. Venugopal in the spotlight this week

Attorney General Venugopal’s comments about ‘stolen’ Rafale documents and lawyer Indira Jaising raised quite a few eyebrows.
Supreme Court of India

Documents on Rafale deal stolen from defence ministry: Govt tells Supreme Court

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal said a news article on the Rafale deal was based on stolen documents and an investigation into the theft is on.
Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan receives contempt notice for tweets on interim CBI chief’s appointment

Prashant Bhushan, in his tweets, alleged that the Centre misled the Supreme Court on the issue of M Nageswara Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief.
Prashant Bhushan

Attorney General moves contempt plea against advocate Prashant Bhushan

On 1 February, activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan had said AG ‘misled the court’ about PM-chaired committee approving M. Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI chief.
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Supreme Court wants Modi govt to appoint a regular CBI director immediately

A two-judge bench said it was 'averse' to the arrangement of an interim CBI Director and sought to know why the Centre hasn't made any appointment yet.
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Extraordinary situations need extraordinary remedies, CVC tells SC in CBI vs CBI case

The Central Vigilance Commission made these remarks during the hearing of CBI Director Alok Verma's plea against the Centre's decision to divest him of powers.
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Supreme Court paves way for SC/ST job promotion, says no need to collect quantifiable data

The verdict cleared a major hurdle cited by the Centre in granting reservation in promotion of SC/ST govt employees.
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Supreme Court asks Parliament to frame law to weed out crime from politics

Supreme Court reiterates that all candidates must declare their criminal antecedents to the Election Commission before contesting an election. 
K.K. Venugopal

Why Attorney-General Venugopal’s words in court remind us of the dark days of Emergency

In court for the Karnataka case, the AG has received polite rebukes for a number of controversial statements.

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?