HindustanTimes Tue,22 Jul 2014


Spot-the-judge game begins in Chennai

Legal circles here are more or less sure who could be the additional judge in the Madras high court that justice Markandey Katju targeted in his article, but there was no clarity on the acting chief justice who allegedly got eight adverse comments against the judge deleted.

Katju’s charges expose faultlines in judicial appointments

Markandey Katju’s allegations that three successive Chief Justices of India made 'compromises' to save a 'corrupt judge' of the Madras HC have once again exposed the shortcomings in the judicial appointments system.

Before polls, Mamata chaining up all watchdogs in the state

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her party, the Trinamool Congress, are in search of a permanent state of victory – on every front, on any count and at any cost -- it seems.

BJP will get a zero in Bengal state polls: Mamata

Addressing a rally on Monday, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee called for a movement against Narendra Modi government at the Centre in view of rising prices and said BJP would not be able to emerge a major political force in the Trinamool Congress-ruled state.

PMO lists projects to mark 100 days of Modi govt

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked several ministries, including the highways ministry, to draw up a list of projects that would get started or commissioned, to mark 100 successful days in office for Narendra Modi.

All eyes on Delhi L-G as tug of war continues

The AAP, which had pulled the plug on its own Congress-backed minority government within 49 days with Kejriwal resigning as CM in February, has been trying to stall BJP’s reported bid to form a government.

Going for the kill: Fat pay packet triggers hangmen's rush in Kerala

Kerala has gone for the kill with a fat pay-packet for the man who does the dirty job – hang the death row convicts. Facing an acute shortage of jail hangmen, the jail department submitted a suggestion to hike their fee from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2 lakh.

No comment by Manmohan on Katju claim, says Bhardwaj has clarified

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday refused to comment on the claim by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju that three ex-Chief Justices of India made "improper compromises" during UPA rule in retaining a judge in Tamil Nadu under corruption cloud.

Graft-tainted IAS couple dismissed from service

Both were placed under suspension in February 2010 after an income tax raid on their house led to detection of wealth in excess of Rs. 350 crore and recovery of Rs. 3 crore cash.

Random checks catch 99 tipsy Indian pilots since 2011

Random Indian pre-flight safety checks have caught 99 tipsy pilots since 2011, the national aviation minister told parliament on Monday.

Navy’s twin mishaps: commando killed, fire on ship

An Indian Navy commando was on Monday killed in a weapon-handling accident at Visakhapatnam-based INS Kalinga, a missile storage facility under the Eastern Naval Command and a base for marine commandos (MARCOS).

Sailor dies on-board 'INS Kalinga' under suspicious state

A 25-year-old sailor died onvessel 'INS Kalinga' with Navy on Monday claiming that the death was caused by a bullet injury sustained while handling firearms even as police suspected it to be a case of suicide.

School student attacks senior with blade

A student was taken into custody on Monday for allegedly slashing his senior with a sharp blade in the premises of their school in suburban Malad, police said.

Congress, JMM to part ways in poll-bound Jharkhand

A possible break-up between the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress has set the stage for a political churning in Jharkhand ahead of the crucial assembly elections due in November this year.

Jurists question timing, ex-CJIs refute charges

Accused of making 'improper compromises' to save a tainted judge of the Madras High Court two former Chief Justices of India on Monday denied any wrongdoing, saying they simply followed the procedure. Poll: Should Katju explain why he's making allegations now?
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