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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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One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

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IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.