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IT raids at Poes Garden. Photo courtesy: APN

Dhinakaran says Poes Garden IT raids a political move

The Income Tax Department, on Friday (November 17) raided Vela Nileyam, the Poes Garden residence of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa....
—India Legal Bureau Above: Congress activists during a protest on the first anniversary of demonetisation, at Youth Congress office in New Delhi on November 8, 2017. Photo: UNI; (inset) Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PIB

Modi tweets the “benefits” of demonetisation

Above: Congress activists during a protest on the first anniversary of demonetisation, at Youth Congress office in New Delhi on November 8, 2017. Photo:...
EoDB rankings suggest starting new business in India is becoming difficult

EoDB rankings suggest starting new business in India is becoming difficult

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings show Start Up India initiative has failed as starting new business in India is becoming difficultThe...
Delhi Durbar

DELHI DURBAR

RAHUL’S TEAM Congress president-in-waiting Rahul Gandhi was known for neither wit nor wisdom on the social media. His Twitter handle @OfficeOfRG elicited more yawns than...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Defamation Suits: The Chilling Effect

Civil and criminal defamation laws are mainly used to silence criticism and intimidate the press. They need urgent review~By Neeraj Mishra in Raipur      Arvind...
(L-R) Hansmukh Adhia, Union Revenue Secretary, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, MoS (Finance) Shiv Pratap Shukla, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and others attending the 22nd meeting of the Goods and Service Tax Council in New Delhi on October 6.Photo: UNI

Relief on the GST front, but this will hardly let the MSME sector breathe...

Above: (L-R) Hansmukh Adhia, Union Revenue Secretary, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, MoS (Finance) Shiv Pratap Shukla, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and others...
The GST Council meeting in progress on October 6, to look into some grey areas. Photo: UNI

Goods and Services Tax: Looking at a New Roadmap

Above: The GST Council meeting in progress on October 6, to look into some grey areas. Photo: UNIPrime Minister Narendra Modi is quite used...
Paperwork completed, Jaitley-Kejriwal case arguments to begin from November 15

Paperwork completed, Jaitley-Kejriwal case arguments to begin from November 15

The requisite paperwork in the defamation case that Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has filed against some Aam Aadmi Party members, including Delhi Chief...
AAP leader Raghav Chadha

Retweet issue: AAP leader Chadha not off the hook

AAP leader Raghav Chadha’s plea to the Delhi High court that a retweet cannot form the basis of a criminal defamation case—filed by Union...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Ministry for Happiness

  ~Dilip BobbThe idea is not borrowed from Arundhati Roy’s book—she is up there with Dawood and Hafeez on the NDA’s list of public enemies—but...
Aadhaar is a tempting pool of data for cyber criminals

Aadhaar Database: A Risky Revolution

The government’s move to link one billion of these numbers to bank accounts and mobiles is fraught with security risks. Studies say that digital...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC fines Kejriwal Rs 5k for late filing of statement

Above: Arvind KejriwalThe Delhi High Court, which had earlier come down heavily on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for suggesting that the court was...
While taking decisions on cabinet rejig, Modi and Amit Shah will have to keep in mind the BJP’s strategy for the 2019 LS polls and assembly elections due over the next year

Cabinet reshuffle likely on weekend: a few big changes on the cards

Above: While taking decisions on cabinet rejig, Modi and Amit Shah will have to keep in mind the BJP’s strategy for the 2019 LS...
Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors is available. Photo: UNI

Electoral Funding: Dubious Sources Thrive

ABove: Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC defamation case: MP Venugopal deliberately created a false controversy, says Jaitley

On the second day of the fresh cross examination of finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s counsels—senior advocate...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIB

Delhi HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea against expediting defamation suit

Above: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIBThe Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on...
Kejriwal may face criminal charge in Jethmalani-Jaitley fiasco

Kejriwal may face criminal charge in Jethmalani-Jaitley fiasco

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (August 23) issued notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to respond within four weeks on a plea...
Picture: UNI

Kejriwal, BJP leader decide on peace-pipe diplomacy

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has managed to wriggle out of one defamation case, at least. Fighting two high-profile cases, both filed by Finance...
Data Leaks: Grave Security Threat

Data Leaks: Grave Security Threat

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a special session of parliament during the launch of GST. Photo: UNILaunched with much fanfare, the new tax...
Ram Jethmalani and Arvind Kejriwal

Jethmalani-Kejriwal: A Spat Gone Haywire

The testy relationship between both has shown the reputed lawyer in a bad light and could affect his professional career~By Justice K Sreedhar RaoRam...
CAUTIONING THE MESSENGER

CAUTIONING THE MESSENGER

~By Inderjit BadhwarThe Indian media’s Hall of Fame has many individuals who have excelled in reporting on areas like politics, economics, business, international relations,...
Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

~By Sujit BharSenior advocate Ram Jethmalani, has washed his hands off the Arvind Kejriwal-Arun Jaitley defamation case, though the Delhi CM is now left...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal on sticky wicket vs Jaitley in defamation cases

The Delhi High Court’s single bench of Justice Manmohan on Wednesday (July 26) took strong exception to the language used by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s...
Arvind Kejriwal

Defamation case: Delhi HC gives Kejriwal time to reply

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference at his official residence in New Delhi (File Picture) Photo: UNIIn the second defamation...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal counsel asks for time to reply in defamation case

During the hearing of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Rs 10 crore criminal defamation suit against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and some others in...
Supreme Court adjourns Swamy’s plea on national security

Supreme Court adjourns Swamy’s plea on national security

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has filed a petition seeking uniform and consistent policy on national security. Swamy has contented in the petition that national...
Seventh Pay Commission allowances up

Seventh Pay Commission allowances up

The Union Cabinet on June 28 approved the revised Seventh Pay Commission recommendations on allowances for central government employees. This was announced by finance...
Anti-profiteering authority set up for GST benefits

Anti-profiteering Authority set up to ensure GST benefits reach the consumer

Above: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing a GST Council meeting. Photo: UNIWith the imposition of GST just hours away, the GST Council, headed...
Can a politician who holds charge of this ministry and another one do justice to this crucial portfolio?

Half a Defence Minister

Above:Arun Jaitley, the current finance, defence and corporate affairs minister. Photo: Rajeev TyagiCan a politician who holds charge of this ministry and another one...
Media Watch

The Fourth Estate

Journalists who are critical of the Modi government in print or electronic media are regularly targeted by the hyperactive army of right-wing trolls. Now,...
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Photo: UNI

PM and Jaitley will consider Attorney General’s appointment, says law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrThe Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad was at his political best while answering sensitive questions, which also gave...
Vijay Mallya. Photo Force India

Mallya extradition hearing starts later in the day

First hearing to provide indication on the way case will moveAccording to General VK Singh, India’s junior minister in the external affairs ministry, the...
Lead Picture: YouTube

The Rapid Descent

With the fortunes of this once-glorious airline plunging rapidly and the centre in no mood to aid it further, the blame has to be...
Picture Credit: Anil Shakya

Cattle wars

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrThe cow has once again reared its head. A recent notification of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate...
West Bengal Says GST Rollout not Possible on July 1

West Bengal Says GST Rollout not Possible on July 1

While Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is confident that he will be able to roll out GST on July 1, there are many hurdles still...
From emerging victorious in the 2015 assembly polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is getting increasingly isolated. Photos: UNI

Kejriwal’s Free Fall

Delhi’s beleaguered chief minister has frittered away the goodwill he won in the 2015 assembly elections. Will he make a course correction before it...
Delhi HC serves notice to Kejriwal in a defamation suit

Delhi HC serves notice to Kejriwal in a defamation suit

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (May 23) issued notice to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to appear in court or file a...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

FM Jaitley files a fresh defamation suit against Kejriwal

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed a fresh defamation suit in the Delhi High Court, seeking damages to the tune of Rs 10...
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court pulls up Jethmalani for attacking FM Jaitley

The Delhi High Court on May 17 expressed its reservations over senior advocate Ram Jethmalani’s remarks against FM Arun Jaitley in the civil defamation...
Jethmalani calls Arun Jaitley a crook in Delhi High Court

Jethmalani calls Arun Jaitley a crook in Delhi High Court

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani continued with his cross examination of finance minister Arun Jaitley in the civil defamation case filed by the latter against...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing the GST Council meeting in January this year. Photo: PIB

GST Council: A Mini-federal Cabinet?

The attempt to involve states in deciding taxes and assuring them that their share in the tax pool will be higher is beguiling. In...
f1fanatic.co.uk

Caught, Finally!

Though the extradition of this liquor baron from the UK will be easier said than done, it will set a good precedent for those...

BABRI MASJID DEMOLITION CASE: INDIA LEGAL LEADS AGAIN

~By Inderjit BadhwarIndia Legal was a step ahead of the curve in the denouement of the Babri Masjid demolition case in the Supreme Court...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before presenting the Budget for 2017-18 in Parliament. Photo: UNI

What’s the Hurry?

The Rajya Sabha passed amendments to Finance Bill 2017, and the Lok Sabha promptly rejected it under Article 109. Finance Minister Jaitley however frets...
Goa CM-designate Manohar Parrikar (Twitter); Supreme Court (Bhavana Gaur)

How the Congress in Goa snatched defeat from the jaws of victory

The Supreme Court asked the Goa governor to conduct a floor test on March 16 after the Congress raised objections to the BJP being...
Arun Jaitley (photo: Rajeev Tyagi); Ram Jethmalani (photo: Anil Shakya

Battle of the Legal Eagles

The Delhi High Court was recently transfixed by the fierce barbs thrown by two veteran lawyers, Ram Jethmalani and Arun Jaitley, at each other...
(L-R) Arun Jaitley (photo; UNI); Ram Jethmalani (Photo: Anil Shakya)

Jaitley’s claim on lost reputation gets election defeat rebuff from Jethmalani

Jaitley-Jethmalani battle in Delhi High Court draws an eager crowd ~By Chandan Goswami and Mary Mitzy CASE: Arun Jaitley vs Arvind Kejriwal (DDCA defamation matter) Reacting to...
Pictures: UNI

Modi’s intriguing stance on Advani, Joshi and Bharti

The political overtones of the Babri Masjid case indicate rivalries and manoeuvres~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrThe Modi government is actively pursuing the issue of...
(L-R) With Narendra Modi as PM, ABVP is feeling empowered; FM Arun Jaitley’s recent comments on campus protests show that the government is supporting ABVP

Regaining Lost Ground

With the BJP’s massive victory in the 2014 general elections, right-wing forces have emerged stronger than ever before and are pushing contrarian views~By...
Jawaharlal Nehru speaking in parliament. Photo: Wikimedia

Fear of freedom

The first constitutional amendment in 1951 placed restrictions on freedom of speech but India as a mature democracy should be able to face up...
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Photo: PIB

Putting the Speaker in a Tight Spot

Article 110 of the constitution says Lok Sabha Speaker decides if a bill is a Money Bill       ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Chief Justice...
Organised housing for the poor is still a far cry in most towns and cities. Photo: UNI

Housing for the poor: Small, but not affordable

The Union budget’s new housing initiative does not have the legal provisions to stop builders from exploiting the policy and claiming tax benefits. The...
Mamata Banerjee at a Singur rally, one of few that formed the plinth of her political agitations in West Bengal

Mamata haunted by Singur’s Legacy

Though the feisty chief minister stopped the Nano plant in West Bengal, she is herself in a bind now over protests regarding a power...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

EC puts brakes on FM’s Budget Speech

The commission has instructed the centre that there should be no mention of plans or work done in states going to polls this year...
Reserve Bank Of India

RBI relegates demonetisation to an “also-ran” measure

GST, insolvency and benami laws seen as more substantial moves to check black money ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in...
The official note from RBI reveals that it was virtually handed a fait accompli by the government to endorse the demonetization drive. Photo: Anil Shakya

Was RBI “pushed” by centre on demonetisation?

The demonetisation drive has shown that the central bank under Urjit Patel has surrendered its autonomy to the government. This doesn’t behove well for...
People standing in long queues to exchange their old notes at a bank in Agartala. Photo: UNI

The Great Bank Bail-in

The proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2016 may seem a laudable measure to save sick banks. But it leaves innocent depositors by...
Financial consumer to get redress agency

Financial consumer to get redress agency

A financial redress agency (FRA) to serve as a single-window helpBy Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrA person who has been sold a wrong policy and...
A file picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in conversation with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Left) during the Delhi Economics Conclave 2015, in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Modi, Jaitley look to high taxes

The socialist streak in the prime minister and the finance minister is getting stronger by the dayBy Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrOne of the prime...
Jayalalithaa was the first chief minister against whom the governor granted sanction for prosecution while in office in a corruption case. Photo: UNI

Jaya’s Judicial Battles

The legal battles of Tamil Nadu’s late leader have been legendary and long. While she won and lost cases stupendously over the last 23...
A security guard trying to close the door against people queuing outside a bank in Kolkata. Photo: UNI

Demonetization: Wheels within the wheels

The past month has shown the travails caused by demonetization and the collateral damage it has left behind in all spheres of the economy....
Justice Santosh Hegde

Today, Society Only Respects Money and Power: Justice Santosh Hegde

JUSTICE SANTOSH HEGDE is a respected former judge of the Supreme Court. He has also served as Solicitor General of India and Lokayukta for...
(L-R) The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley briefing the media after the conclusion of the 3rd meeting of the GST Council on October 19, 2016. Photo: PIB; A shopper browses sale items during the Boxing Day sales at a Selfridges store in London. Photo: UNI

GST: Hasten Slowly

While this tax has been introduced, much needs to be done before it can be completely implemented on April 1, 2017– passing laws, making...
Photo: Anil Shakya

Railway Budget: End of Journey

Starting 2017, there will be no separate Rail Budget in February-end. The Union Cabinet has given its green signal to the Railway Ministry’s move,...
Customers shop at a Best Price Modern Wholesale store, a joint venture of Wal-Mart Stores and Bharti Enterprises, in Zirakpur

GST: A Dream for Indian Consumers?

Indirect taxes have been the bane of the common man. With a common tax regime now in place, will corporate pass on the benefits...
Happier times for FM Arun Jaitley. But the road ahead on GST could be tricky. Photo: UNI

GST Bill: Pluses & Minuses

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, paving the way for Goods and Services Tax, was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016

Government should do its job properly, says CJI Thakur

The Chief Justice of India TS Thakur has said that the judiciary only intervenes when the executive doesn’t work efficiently and sincerely and the...

#UnionBudget2016 Incites Mixed Reactions; Sensex Dissapointed

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the Union Budget for 2016-17 today at Parliament. Mixed reactions came out after the budget speech, even as stock...
FM Arun Jaitley presenting Economic Survey 2016

Economic Survey 2016: Is It The Proverbial Silver Lining?

In the midst of economic gloom everywhere, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced the economic survey for 2016 which projects an excellent picture of India's...

Hits and Misses

There were great expectations from this budget, but these seem to have fallen woefully short. It didn’t set the markets on fire, didn’t spur...

Is Modi’s El Dorado at hand?

<h2 size="16" align="left" margin="10"]The Delhi elections make the union budget even more crucial. It’ll test whether Modi can keep his promise of a new...

'Arun Jaitley' - 71 News Results

IT raids at Poes Garden. Photo courtesy: APN

Dhinakaran says Poes Garden IT raids a political move

The Income Tax Department, on Friday (November 17) raided Vela Nileyam, the Poes Garden residence of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa....
—India Legal Bureau Above: Congress activists during a protest on the first anniversary of demonetisation, at Youth Congress office in New Delhi on November 8, 2017. Photo: UNI; (inset) Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PIB

Modi tweets the “benefits” of demonetisation

Above: Congress activists during a protest on the first anniversary of demonetisation, at Youth Congress office in New Delhi on November 8, 2017. Photo:...
EoDB rankings suggest starting new business in India is becoming difficult

EoDB rankings suggest starting new business in India is becoming difficult

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings show Start Up India initiative has failed as starting new business in India is becoming difficultThe...
Delhi Durbar

DELHI DURBAR

RAHUL’S TEAM Congress president-in-waiting Rahul Gandhi was known for neither wit nor wisdom on the social media. His Twitter handle @OfficeOfRG elicited more yawns than...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Defamation Suits: The Chilling Effect

Civil and criminal defamation laws are mainly used to silence criticism and intimidate the press. They need urgent review~By Neeraj Mishra in Raipur      Arvind...
(L-R) Hansmukh Adhia, Union Revenue Secretary, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, MoS (Finance) Shiv Pratap Shukla, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and others attending the 22nd meeting of the Goods and Service Tax Council in New Delhi on October 6.Photo: UNI

Relief on the GST front, but this will hardly let the MSME sector breathe...

Above: (L-R) Hansmukh Adhia, Union Revenue Secretary, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, MoS (Finance) Shiv Pratap Shukla, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and others...
The GST Council meeting in progress on October 6, to look into some grey areas. Photo: UNI

Goods and Services Tax: Looking at a New Roadmap

Above: The GST Council meeting in progress on October 6, to look into some grey areas. Photo: UNIPrime Minister Narendra Modi is quite used...
Paperwork completed, Jaitley-Kejriwal case arguments to begin from November 15

Paperwork completed, Jaitley-Kejriwal case arguments to begin from November 15

The requisite paperwork in the defamation case that Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has filed against some Aam Aadmi Party members, including Delhi Chief...
AAP leader Raghav Chadha

Retweet issue: AAP leader Chadha not off the hook

AAP leader Raghav Chadha’s plea to the Delhi High court that a retweet cannot form the basis of a criminal defamation case—filed by Union...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Ministry for Happiness

  ~Dilip BobbThe idea is not borrowed from Arundhati Roy’s book—she is up there with Dawood and Hafeez on the NDA’s list of public enemies—but...
Aadhaar is a tempting pool of data for cyber criminals

Aadhaar Database: A Risky Revolution

The government’s move to link one billion of these numbers to bank accounts and mobiles is fraught with security risks. Studies say that digital...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC fines Kejriwal Rs 5k for late filing of statement

Above: Arvind KejriwalThe Delhi High Court, which had earlier come down heavily on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for suggesting that the court was...
While taking decisions on cabinet rejig, Modi and Amit Shah will have to keep in mind the BJP’s strategy for the 2019 LS polls and assembly elections due over the next year

Cabinet reshuffle likely on weekend: a few big changes on the cards

Above: While taking decisions on cabinet rejig, Modi and Amit Shah will have to keep in mind the BJP’s strategy for the 2019 LS...
Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors is available. Photo: UNI

Electoral Funding: Dubious Sources Thrive

ABove: Satya Electoral Trust and the General Electoral Trust are among the biggest contributors of funds to political parties. No information about their contributors...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC defamation case: MP Venugopal deliberately created a false controversy, says Jaitley

On the second day of the fresh cross examination of finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s counsels—senior advocate...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIB

Delhi HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea against expediting defamation suit

Above: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIBThe Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on...
Kejriwal may face criminal charge in Jethmalani-Jaitley fiasco

Kejriwal may face criminal charge in Jethmalani-Jaitley fiasco

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (August 23) issued notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to respond within four weeks on a plea...
Picture: UNI

Kejriwal, BJP leader decide on peace-pipe diplomacy

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has managed to wriggle out of one defamation case, at least. Fighting two high-profile cases, both filed by Finance...
Data Leaks: Grave Security Threat

Data Leaks: Grave Security Threat

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a special session of parliament during the launch of GST. Photo: UNILaunched with much fanfare, the new tax...
Ram Jethmalani and Arvind Kejriwal

Jethmalani-Kejriwal: A Spat Gone Haywire

The testy relationship between both has shown the reputed lawyer in a bad light and could affect his professional career~By Justice K Sreedhar RaoRam...
CAUTIONING THE MESSENGER

CAUTIONING THE MESSENGER

~By Inderjit BadhwarThe Indian media’s Hall of Fame has many individuals who have excelled in reporting on areas like politics, economics, business, international relations,...
Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

~By Sujit BharSenior advocate Ram Jethmalani, has washed his hands off the Arvind Kejriwal-Arun Jaitley defamation case, though the Delhi CM is now left...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal on sticky wicket vs Jaitley in defamation cases

The Delhi High Court’s single bench of Justice Manmohan on Wednesday (July 26) took strong exception to the language used by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s...
Arvind Kejriwal

Defamation case: Delhi HC gives Kejriwal time to reply

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference at his official residence in New Delhi (File Picture) Photo: UNIIn the second defamation...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal counsel asks for time to reply in defamation case

During the hearing of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Rs 10 crore criminal defamation suit against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and some others in...
Supreme Court adjourns Swamy’s plea on national security

Supreme Court adjourns Swamy’s plea on national security

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has filed a petition seeking uniform and consistent policy on national security. Swamy has contented in the petition that national...
Seventh Pay Commission allowances up

Seventh Pay Commission allowances up

The Union Cabinet on June 28 approved the revised Seventh Pay Commission recommendations on allowances for central government employees. This was announced by finance...
Anti-profiteering authority set up for GST benefits

Anti-profiteering Authority set up to ensure GST benefits reach the consumer

Above: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing a GST Council meeting. Photo: UNIWith the imposition of GST just hours away, the GST Council, headed...
Can a politician who holds charge of this ministry and another one do justice to this crucial portfolio?

Half a Defence Minister

Above:Arun Jaitley, the current finance, defence and corporate affairs minister. Photo: Rajeev TyagiCan a politician who holds charge of this ministry and another one...
Media Watch

The Fourth Estate

Journalists who are critical of the Modi government in print or electronic media are regularly targeted by the hyperactive army of right-wing trolls. Now,...
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Photo: UNI

PM and Jaitley will consider Attorney General’s appointment, says law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrThe Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad was at his political best while answering sensitive questions, which also gave...
Vijay Mallya. Photo Force India

Mallya extradition hearing starts later in the day

First hearing to provide indication on the way case will moveAccording to General VK Singh, India’s junior minister in the external affairs ministry, the...
Lead Picture: YouTube

The Rapid Descent

With the fortunes of this once-glorious airline plunging rapidly and the centre in no mood to aid it further, the blame has to be...
Picture Credit: Anil Shakya

Cattle wars

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrThe cow has once again reared its head. A recent notification of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate...
West Bengal Says GST Rollout not Possible on July 1

West Bengal Says GST Rollout not Possible on July 1

While Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is confident that he will be able to roll out GST on July 1, there are many hurdles still...
From emerging victorious in the 2015 assembly polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is getting increasingly isolated. Photos: UNI

Kejriwal’s Free Fall

Delhi’s beleaguered chief minister has frittered away the goodwill he won in the 2015 assembly elections. Will he make a course correction before it...
Delhi HC serves notice to Kejriwal in a defamation suit

Delhi HC serves notice to Kejriwal in a defamation suit

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (May 23) issued notice to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to appear in court or file a...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

FM Jaitley files a fresh defamation suit against Kejriwal

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed a fresh defamation suit in the Delhi High Court, seeking damages to the tune of Rs 10...
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court pulls up Jethmalani for attacking FM Jaitley

The Delhi High Court on May 17 expressed its reservations over senior advocate Ram Jethmalani’s remarks against FM Arun Jaitley in the civil defamation...
Jethmalani calls Arun Jaitley a crook in Delhi High Court

Jethmalani calls Arun Jaitley a crook in Delhi High Court

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani continued with his cross examination of finance minister Arun Jaitley in the civil defamation case filed by the latter against...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing the GST Council meeting in January this year. Photo: PIB

GST Council: A Mini-federal Cabinet?

The attempt to involve states in deciding taxes and assuring them that their share in the tax pool will be higher is beguiling. In...
f1fanatic.co.uk

Caught, Finally!

Though the extradition of this liquor baron from the UK will be easier said than done, it will set a good precedent for those...

BABRI MASJID DEMOLITION CASE: INDIA LEGAL LEADS AGAIN

~By Inderjit BadhwarIndia Legal was a step ahead of the curve in the denouement of the Babri Masjid demolition case in the Supreme Court...
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before presenting the Budget for 2017-18 in Parliament. Photo: UNI

What’s the Hurry?

The Rajya Sabha passed amendments to Finance Bill 2017, and the Lok Sabha promptly rejected it under Article 109. Finance Minister Jaitley however frets...
Goa CM-designate Manohar Parrikar (Twitter); Supreme Court (Bhavana Gaur)

How the Congress in Goa snatched defeat from the jaws of victory

The Supreme Court asked the Goa governor to conduct a floor test on March 16 after the Congress raised objections to the BJP being...
Arun Jaitley (photo: Rajeev Tyagi); Ram Jethmalani (photo: Anil Shakya

Battle of the Legal Eagles

The Delhi High Court was recently transfixed by the fierce barbs thrown by two veteran lawyers, Ram Jethmalani and Arun Jaitley, at each other...
(L-R) Arun Jaitley (photo; UNI); Ram Jethmalani (Photo: Anil Shakya)

Jaitley’s claim on lost reputation gets election defeat rebuff from Jethmalani

Jaitley-Jethmalani battle in Delhi High Court draws an eager crowd ~By Chandan Goswami and Mary Mitzy CASE: Arun Jaitley vs Arvind Kejriwal (DDCA defamation matter) Reacting to...
Pictures: UNI

Modi’s intriguing stance on Advani, Joshi and Bharti

The political overtones of the Babri Masjid case indicate rivalries and manoeuvres~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrThe Modi government is actively pursuing the issue of...
(L-R) With Narendra Modi as PM, ABVP is feeling empowered; FM Arun Jaitley’s recent comments on campus protests show that the government is supporting ABVP

Regaining Lost Ground

With the BJP’s massive victory in the 2014 general elections, right-wing forces have emerged stronger than ever before and are pushing contrarian views~By...
Jawaharlal Nehru speaking in parliament. Photo: Wikimedia

Fear of freedom

The first constitutional amendment in 1951 placed restrictions on freedom of speech but India as a mature democracy should be able to face up...
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Photo: PIB

Putting the Speaker in a Tight Spot

Article 110 of the constitution says Lok Sabha Speaker decides if a bill is a Money Bill       ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Chief Justice...
Organised housing for the poor is still a far cry in most towns and cities. Photo: UNI

Housing for the poor: Small, but not affordable

The Union budget’s new housing initiative does not have the legal provisions to stop builders from exploiting the policy and claiming tax benefits. The...
Mamata Banerjee at a Singur rally, one of few that formed the plinth of her political agitations in West Bengal

Mamata haunted by Singur’s Legacy

Though the feisty chief minister stopped the Nano plant in West Bengal, she is herself in a bind now over protests regarding a power...
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EC puts brakes on FM’s Budget Speech

The commission has instructed the centre that there should be no mention of plans or work done in states going to polls this year...
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RBI relegates demonetisation to an “also-ran” measure

GST, insolvency and benami laws seen as more substantial moves to check black money ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in...
The official note from RBI reveals that it was virtually handed a fait accompli by the government to endorse the demonetization drive. Photo: Anil Shakya

Was RBI “pushed” by centre on demonetisation?

The demonetisation drive has shown that the central bank under Urjit Patel has surrendered its autonomy to the government. This doesn’t behove well for...
People standing in long queues to exchange their old notes at a bank in Agartala. Photo: UNI

The Great Bank Bail-in

The proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2016 may seem a laudable measure to save sick banks. But it leaves innocent depositors by...
Financial consumer to get redress agency

Financial consumer to get redress agency

A financial redress agency (FRA) to serve as a single-window helpBy Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrA person who has been sold a wrong policy and...
A file picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in conversation with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Left) during the Delhi Economics Conclave 2015, in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Modi, Jaitley look to high taxes

The socialist streak in the prime minister and the finance minister is getting stronger by the dayBy Parsa Venkateshwar Rao JrOne of the prime...
Jayalalithaa was the first chief minister against whom the governor granted sanction for prosecution while in office in a corruption case. Photo: UNI

Jaya’s Judicial Battles

The legal battles of Tamil Nadu’s late leader have been legendary and long. While she won and lost cases stupendously over the last 23...
A security guard trying to close the door against people queuing outside a bank in Kolkata. Photo: UNI

Demonetization: Wheels within the wheels

The past month has shown the travails caused by demonetization and the collateral damage it has left behind in all spheres of the economy....
Justice Santosh Hegde

Today, Society Only Respects Money and Power: Justice Santosh Hegde

JUSTICE SANTOSH HEGDE is a respected former judge of the Supreme Court. He has also served as Solicitor General of India and Lokayukta for...
(L-R) The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley briefing the media after the conclusion of the 3rd meeting of the GST Council on October 19, 2016. Photo: PIB; A shopper browses sale items during the Boxing Day sales at a Selfridges store in London. Photo: UNI

GST: Hasten Slowly

While this tax has been introduced, much needs to be done before it can be completely implemented on April 1, 2017– passing laws, making...
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Railway Budget: End of Journey

Starting 2017, there will be no separate Rail Budget in February-end. The Union Cabinet has given its green signal to the Railway Ministry’s move,...
Customers shop at a Best Price Modern Wholesale store, a joint venture of Wal-Mart Stores and Bharti Enterprises, in Zirakpur

GST: A Dream for Indian Consumers?

Indirect taxes have been the bane of the common man. With a common tax regime now in place, will corporate pass on the benefits...
Happier times for FM Arun Jaitley. But the road ahead on GST could be tricky. Photo: UNI

GST Bill: Pluses & Minuses

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, paving the way for Goods and Services Tax, was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016

Government should do its job properly, says CJI Thakur

The Chief Justice of India TS Thakur has said that the judiciary only intervenes when the executive doesn’t work efficiently and sincerely and the...

#UnionBudget2016 Incites Mixed Reactions; Sensex Dissapointed

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the Union Budget for 2016-17 today at Parliament. Mixed reactions came out after the budget speech, even as stock...
FM Arun Jaitley presenting Economic Survey 2016

Economic Survey 2016: Is It The Proverbial Silver Lining?

In the midst of economic gloom everywhere, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced the economic survey for 2016 which projects an excellent picture of India's...

Hits and Misses

There were great expectations from this budget, but these seem to have fallen woefully short. It didn’t set the markets on fire, didn’t spur...

Is Modi’s El Dorado at hand?

<h2 size="16" align="left" margin="10"]The Delhi elections make the union budget even more crucial. It’ll test whether Modi can keep his promise of a new...

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