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The miscreants were allegedly wielding guns.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Miscreants in Bihar loot Rs 26.45 lakh from ex- MLA’s employee

Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur | By Ajay Kr Pandey
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 04:15 PM IST
The incident occurred barely 150 meters from the Ahiapur police station
Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the Congress Working Committee's virtual meeting, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the Congress Working Committee's virtual meeting, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI)

Congress turmoil: A look at past instances involving ‘letters’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 01:36 PM IST
A peep into the past throws up several similar incidents. For instance, in 1969, letters were at the centre stage of a tussle between ‘Indicate’ and ‘Syndicate’ that eventually led to the biggest split in the party to date.
Over the last 35 years, the anti-defection law has had zero success. But it has been successful in severely damaging the legislative framework of our country, with a chilling effect on deliberations in the House(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Over the last 35 years, the anti-defection law has had zero success. But it has been successful in severely damaging the legislative framework of our country, with a chilling effect on deliberations in the House(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The anti-defection law has failed. It is time to scrap it | Opinion

By Chakshu Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 05:47 PM IST
It doesn’t prevent legislators from shifting loyalties when they wish, but stifles their voice on policy issues
Lynching is retribution, not justice. People must know the difference(PTI)
Lynching is retribution, not justice. People must know the difference(PTI)

Why lawmakers must respect the law

UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 06:08 PM IST
Those who make and enforce the law must understand it, not just in letter but also in spirit. By their foolish outbursts, Bachchan, Reddy, Mayawati, Yadav and Lobo have not only embarrassed themselves but worried their countrymen
Uddhav Thackeray had convened a meeting of his party’s members of legislative assembly (MLAs) at his residence, Matoshree.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Uddhav Thackeray had convened a meeting of his party’s members of legislative assembly (MLAs) at his residence, Matoshree.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

At crucial Shiv Sena meet, chorus for Uddhav Thackeray as Maharashtra CM grows

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar’s NCP and Congress will hold another round of talks on Friday to thrash out the details of their alliance and their effort to form a government in the politically-crucial western state after similar meetings on Thursday.
Abdul Sattar’s comments came amid reports of unrest over the alliance with ideologically opposite parties – Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress – but senior Sena leaders have dismissed it.(ANI/ Twitter)
Abdul Sattar’s comments came amid reports of unrest over the alliance with ideologically opposite parties – Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress – but senior Sena leaders have dismissed it.(ANI/ Twitter)

‘Heads will be smashed, legs broken’: Shiv Sena leader’s warning on poaching MLAs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 04:12 PM IST
Abdul Sattar, who represents the Sillod assembly constituency in Aurangabad district, has threatened people against luring away the Sena’s members of legislative assembly (MLA) with physical violence.
Congress candidate from Panchkula Chander Mohan submitting his nomination papers for the upcoming Haryana assembly polls at the SDM’s office on Friday.(Sant Arora/HT)
Congress candidate from Panchkula Chander Mohan submitting his nomination papers for the upcoming Haryana assembly polls at the SDM’s office on Friday.(Sant Arora/HT)

Haryana assembly elections: Cong’s Chander Mohan files papers from Panchkula

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yuvraj Kaushal, Panchkula
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 12:46 AM IST
MP Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam Khan.(PTI Photo)
MP Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam Khan.(PTI Photo)

HC asks Azam’s son to record statement in petition challenging his election

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 06:44 PM IST
During the course of hearing, mother of Abdullah and Rajya Sabha MP Tazeen Fatma appeared as a witness in the case and supported that his son was born on September 30, 1990.
Over the past week, no actor involved in the Karnataka crisis has observed restraint. And there has also been an unwillingness to let formal processes -- the confidence vote, in this case -- take its own course. This has meant dangerously stepping out of constitutional boundaries(PTI)
Over the past week, no actor involved in the Karnataka crisis has observed restraint. And there has also been an unwillingness to let formal processes -- the confidence vote, in this case -- take its own course. This has meant dangerously stepping out of constitutional boundaries(PTI)

The lessons from the Karnataka imbroglio

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 07:59 AM IST
It suggests a breakdown of institutions and an erosion of constitutional morality.
A day before Thursday’s crucial trust vote in Karnataka, the Supreme Court said that the Speaker is empowered to decide on the resignations of the 15 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), within the time frame that he deems appropriate.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A day before Thursday’s crucial trust vote in Karnataka, the Supreme Court said that the Speaker is empowered to decide on the resignations of the 15 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), within the time frame that he deems appropriate.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Karnataka: Failure of the political class has opened the room for courts

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 06:02 PM IST
The more partisan our supposedly independent political institutions act, the more active the judiciary will become. This is not healthy for democracy.
Thackeray and Fadnavis, in their respective speeches, reiterated that the alliance is strong and here to stay.(HT file)
Thackeray and Fadnavis, in their respective speeches, reiterated that the alliance is strong and here to stay.(HT file)

Don’t comment on alliance: Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis tell legislators

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 01:29 AM IST
In a joint address to the MLAs and MLCs of the two parties at Vidhan Bhavan, Fadnavis and Thackeray asked the members to get into poll mode.
Congress’ Geeta Koda registered victory from Singhbhum parliamentary constituency in the general elections.(HTPhoto)
Congress’ Geeta Koda registered victory from Singhbhum parliamentary constituency in the general elections.(HTPhoto)

Congress gets lifeline in Kolhan with Geeta Koda’s victory

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Manoj Choudhary
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:59 AM IST
Five-term MP and four-term member of legislative assembly (MLA) Bagun Sumbrui had won Singhbhum seat in 2004. He was the last Congress MP and MLA from the Singhbhum parliamentary segment including six assembly seats.
AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan has in the past accused Delhi police of filing false cases against him.(Ht Photo)
AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan has in the past accused Delhi police of filing false cases against him.(Ht Photo)

FIR against AAP’s Amanatullah Khan for ‘assaulting’ former supporter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 12:42 PM IST
DCP Biswal said that the complainant was a former supporter of the Okhla MLA, but Khan was miffed after he shifted allegiances.
Forest areas inside Aarey Milk Colony are at risk because the government is yet to stop construction at these sites.(HT Photo)
Forest areas inside Aarey Milk Colony are at risk because the government is yet to stop construction at these sites.(HT Photo)

Construction is eating into the protective buffer around Mumbai’s forests

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 11:09 PM IST
The ban on construction in a 1-km radius, had been removed in the final ESZ notification
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress rejigs LS formula, doesn’t field MLAs in MP(Reuters)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress rejigs LS formula, doesn’t field MLAs in MP(Reuters)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress rejigs LS formula, doesn’t field MLAs in MP

Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 11:24 PM IST
The reason appears to be the slim lead that the Congress has in the Assembly, as it fears that giving up MLAs to contest the Lok Sabha elections might cost it the state government, say political observers.
Nearly 150 Scheduled Caste (SC) members of Huneti village in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand have threatened to change their religion if they are not provided with burial rights at a 0.96 hectare traditional land.(Represenative Image/File Photo)
Nearly 150 Scheduled Caste (SC) members of Huneti village in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand have threatened to change their religion if they are not provided with burial rights at a 0.96 hectare traditional land.(Represenative Image/File Photo)

Denied access to burial ground, SCs in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh threaten to change religion

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 02:03 PM IST
The families have alleged that members of the so-called upper castes are objecting to providing a route, and the ground.

Checking Mishaps: Lok Sabha MPs to head district road safety panels

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2018 12:50 PM IST
Lok Sabha members will soon lead high-level district road safety committees in Uttar Pradesh to chalk out plans to reduce road accidents and resultant deaths in their districts.
BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said that the decision was taken by the apex bar body to prevent the “misuse of powers” and “privileges” of a lawyer and not of a member of Parliament.(Mint File Photo)
BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said that the decision was taken by the apex bar body to prevent the “misuse of powers” and “privileges” of a lawyer and not of a member of Parliament.(Mint File Photo)

Bar Council says lawmakers can practise in courts, but with a rider

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 08:33 PM IST
The Supreme Court had on March 12 sought the Bar Council’s response on a plea filed by Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, seeking a ban on lawmakers from practising as advocates.
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