Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: MLAs

Few special courts, bunked hearings — why thousands of cases against MPs, MLAs remain pending

Findings part of report submitted last week before Supreme Court. It was put together by senior advocate Vijay Hansaria and advocate Sneha Kalita.

122 with ED, 163 with CBI — SC gets tally of criminal cases pending against MPs, MLAs for 10 yrs

A report submitted to Supreme Court Tuesday provides details of pending cases against MPs and MLAs filed by the CBI and ED.

Kejriwal government approves salary hike cap recommended by Centre for Delhi MLAs

The salary of Delhi's MLAs hasn't increased in 10 years, hence the Delhi CM requested MHA that their salary and allowances be at par with MLAs of other states.

Lawmaker’s vote cast prior to conviction on same day valid, says Supreme Court

The court said to hold a lawmaker as disqualified even before he/she is convicted would 'grossly violate' his/her substantive right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

Mayawati suspends 7 rebel BSP MLAs for challenging nomination to Rajya Sabha polls

BSP chief Mayawati said the party would take action against the rebel MLAs under the anti-defection law as soon as they join any other party.

Criminal cases against MPs, MLAs have increased in trial courts — amicus curiae to SC

Senior advocate Vijay Hansaria's report says in December 2018, these cases numbered 4,122, but have increased to 4,859.

PPE, dry lunch, ‘kadha’ in flask — how Maharashtra MLAs are preparing for assembly session

An assembly session has to be held within 6 months of the previous one, so Maharashtra govt has decided to hold a 2-day session despite rising Covid cases.

India’s MLAs not asking enough questions, Bills rushed. But all our focus is on the Centre

According to a report, 92 per cent of Bills in Karnataka’s previous assembly were passed within a week of their introduction, a trend seen commonly across India.

Madhya Pradesh’s edge-of-the-seat politics gave tough competition to coronavirus on headlines

Madhya Pradesh has often bordered on the boring. And yet, this week, Scindia's exit and Congress defections turned it into a thriller.

176 newly elected Maharashtra MLAs face criminal charges, finds ADR

Data released by ADR also shows that the new Maharashtra assembly has more millionaire MLAs than the outgoing one.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.