Investigating agencies may soon be required to seek the Centre’s permission to question even senior retired officials in a corruption case, a move that is likely to pit it against the Supreme Court. Varghese K George and Nagendar Sharma report.
This refers to Varghese K George and Nagendar Sharma's article Anarchist or aam aadmi? (The Big Story, October 21). Arvind Kejriwal doesn't want to win elections.
With a spate of exposés, Arvind Kejriwal has got the political class in a tizzy. Varghese K George
and Nagendar Sharma
give an inside view of the man, his motives, the style of functioning, and the men and women who help him in his mission.
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan, a key member of Anna Hazare's team, in an interview to Hindustan Times says the government is badly missing Sonia Gandhi and defends the movement.
Telecom and HRD minister Kapil Sibal emerged as the government’s pointsman on the Lokpal bill, when it was engaged in hard negotiations with the Anna Hazare’s team during the past two months. He spoke to HT about this unique experience and the road ahead :
Kapil Sibal, telecom minister and key formulator of the government strategy on the lokpal bill, said on Wednesday that the prime minister could never be put under the anti-graft ombudsman. Varghese K George & Nagendar Sharma report.
Illness may be the primary reason for West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s absence from the CPM Politburo meeting on Saturday and Sunday, but he appears increasingly frustrated over his inability to stop the downslide of the party in the state.
The future of students in the 125 educational institutions, whose deemed-to-be-university status is being reviewed, will not be affected, assured human resources development minister Kapil Sibal, report Varghese K George and Nagendar Sharma.
Kapil Sibal, (60), is one of the few ministers in the Manmohan Singh cabinet, who earned two promotions in five years.
Yechury, a Politburo member of the CPM, replaced former party secretary Harkishan Singh Surjeet as a negotiator after he passed away in 2008. Varghese K. George & Nagendar Sharma report.
The wave of public anger against recurring terror attacks across the country eroding its popular image, the Cong on Sunday eased out Shivraj Patil, replacing him with P. Chidambaram in the home ministry, report Nagendar Sharma
and Varghese K. George
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