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Kejriwal, Sisodia and other AAP MLAs Get Bail In Chief Secretary Assault Case

Kejriwal, Sisodia and other AAP MLAs Get Bail In Chief Secretary Assault Case

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs were granted bail by the Delhi High Court in case relating...
Preventive Measures

Preventive Measures

By Dilip Bobb Across the country, in bedrooms and boardrooms, and newsrooms turned into Noose-rooms, there is a huge churning as people learn to...
CS assault case: Delhi court issues summons to Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 other AAP MLAs

CS assault case: Delhi court issues summons to Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 other AAP...

The Patiala House court on Tuesday issued summons to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 other MLAs, who are named...
Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case: Kejriwal, Sisodia along with 11 AAP MLAs charge-sheeted

Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case: Kejriwal, Sisodia along with 11 AAP MLAs charge-sheeted

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia along with 11 AAP MLAs have been charge-sheeted by Delhi police in the...
Chief Minister vs L-G: Pyrrhic Victory

Chief Minister vs L-G: Pyrrhic Victory

The apex court verdict paves the way for an aggressive political slugfest between the AAP and the BJP in the run-up to the 2019...
POWER TO THE PEOPLE

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

~By Inderjit Badhwar After the Supreme Court delivered its historic verdict last week on what is popularly known as the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP)...
Supreme Court clips LG’s wings, hands power back to elected Kejriwal govt

Supreme Court clips LG’s wings, hands power back to elected Kejriwal govt

Constitutional bench stops short of providing complete statehood to Delhi, says “NCT can never achieve the status of a state”  The Supreme Court constitution bench...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State...

After keeping its verdict reserved for several months, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday (July 4), finally ruled on the contentious issue of the powers of Delhi’s...
Delhi HC orders JNU not to take any coercive steps against Kanhaiya Kumar till next hearing

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi govt over poor management of school

The Delhi High Court, on Monday (July 2), issued notices to the Delhi government and Alok Punj Secondary School, situated in the national capital’s...
Chief Secy “manhandling”: Police to charge Kejriwal, Sisodia with criminal conspiracy

Chief Secy “manhandling”: Police to charge Kejriwal, Sisodia with criminal conspiracy

The ever-widening gap between Delhi’s de facto administration, headed by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, and Delhi’s lawfully elected Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal widened a...
Satire: Some Favourite Yoga Poses in Indian Politics

Yoga Hoga

~By Dilip Bobb We are being led to believe that yoga is India’s greatest contribution to global wellness and will usher in international peace and...
Delhi HC junks two pleas as Kejriwal calls off strike

Delhi HC junks two pleas as Kejriwal calls off strike

The Delhi High Court on Friday (June 22) while acting on the plea by BJP MLA Vijender Gupta seeking end of strike by Delhi...
WILL THE NON-YES-MEN PLEASE STAND UP

WILL THE NON-YES-MEN PLEASE STAND UP?

~By Inderjit Badhwar Many watching the reality show unfurling in the Delhi lieutenant governor’s waiting room, where the chief minister and three of his cabinet...
BJP MLA approaches Delhi HC seeking end of strike by Delhi CM Kejriwal

BJP MLA approaches Delhi HC seeking end of strike by Delhi CM Kejriwal

Above: BJP MLA Vijender Gupta BJP MLA Vijender Gupta on Monday (June 18) approached Delhi High Court seeking an order to end strike by...
Arvind Kejriwal (centre) with his ministers Manish Sisodia (left), Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai at the Lt Governor’s residence/Photo courtesy: twitter

AAP Agitation: Back on Dharna Mode

Above: Arvind Kejriwal (centre) with his ministers Manish Sisodia (left), Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai at the Lt Governor’s residence/Photo courtesy: twitter Even as the...
Satire: The Occupy Movement of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

The Occupy Movement

~By Dilip Bobb The primary goal of the Occupy Movement, a global form of protest, was to advance new forms of democracy. In India, we...
Kapil Mishra

Delhi HC considers plea by rebel AAP MLA on the low attendance by Delhi...

Above: AAP MLA Kapil Mishra The Delhi High Court on Monday (June 11) decided to hear the plea filed by AAP MLA Kapil Mishra on...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal relative withdraws bail application from Delhi HC

Vinay Kumar Bansal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal’s son, on Wednesday (June 6) moved an application to withdraw his bail plea...
Delhi High Court

Schools overcharging parents: Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Govt, unaided schools

The Delhi High Court Wednesday (May 30) issued notice to the Delhi Government and to unaided schools who have not refunded the fee along with 9...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC exempts Kejriwal from personal appearance in poll case

The Delhi High Court on Monday (May 28) granted exemption to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal from personal appearance in Patiala House court till the...
Vishwas also says sorry to Jaitley, DDCA defamation case settled

Vishwas also says sorry to Jaitley, DDCA defamation case settled

After holding out for a long time Kumar Vishwas also gave in to the pressure created by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Rs 10 crore...
Delhi Lt Governor now objects to government’s lawyers’ panel

Delhi Lt Governor now objects to government’s lawyers’ panel

Above: (Left) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has kept up his interference into every small decision...
Lokpal: An Unending Quest

Lokpal: An Unending Quest

Above: Social activist Anna Hazare with comrades Kiran Bedi and Kumar Vishwas in Delhi in 2011/Photo: Anil Shakya The government has appointed senior advocate Mukul...
Delhi HC slaps contempt notice to Delhi govt for dilly-dallying the regularisation of private placement agencies

Delhi HC slaps contempt notice to Delhi govt for dilly-dallying the regularisation of private...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi government on Friday (May 11) was slapped with contempt notice by Delhi High Court and told to file a compliance...
DDCA defamation suit: Kumar Vishwas informs Delhi HC that he wants to end the case

DDCA defamation suit: Kumar Vishwas informs Delhi HC that he wants to end the...

Above: Kumar Vishwas The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 3) was informed by the AAP leader Kumar Vishwas that he didn’t want to continue...
Ex-Political Secretary to Sheila Dikshit, Pawan Khera

Defamation case against Kejriwal: Complainant Khera cross-examined

Above: Ex-Political Secretary to Sheila Dikshit, Pawan Khera In the defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed by ex-aide Pawan Khera of...
Arvind Kejriwal (file picture)

Delhi Court reserves order on DDCA’s plea against Kejriwal and Kirti Azad

Above: Arvind Kejriwal (file picture)    The Patiala House Court is hearing a petition filed by Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) against Arvind Kejriwal...
Arvind Kejriwal (file picture)

Delhi HC refuses to stay trial court proceedings in a defamation suit filed by...

Above: Arvind Kejriwal (file picture) A Delhi High Court bench of Justice A K Pathak on Thursday (April 5) refused to stay trial court proceedings...
Delhi HC allows Kejriwal and Jaitley to “settle” one of the two civil defamation suits filed over the alleged defamatory statements

Delhi HC allows Kejriwal and Jaitley to “settle” one of the two civil defamation...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (April 3) allowed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to “settle” one of the...
Kejriwal & Co. apologise to Jaitley, finance minister may drop defamation suit

Kejriwal & Co. apologise to Jaitley, finance minister may drop defamation suit

This is the latest in a string of apologies tendered by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to political leaders who had filed defamation cases...

A Sorry Sight

~By Dilip Bobb Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the trend by a flurry of apologies to various people he had insulted, then we had...
Kejriwal says sorry, bent on settling all such disputes out of court; wants time for governance

Kejriwal says sorry, bent on settling all such disputes out of court; wants time...

To put an end to defamation cases he is facing, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday (March 19) wrote to Union Minister Nitin...
Prakash Jarwal (file picture)

AAP MLA Jarwal granted bail in molestation case

Above: Prakash Jarwal (file picture) The Patiala House Court on Monday (March 19) granted bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal. Jarwal was granted bail in...
Anshu Prakash assault case: Delhi HC grants bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal

Anshu Prakash assault case: Delhi HC grants bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal

Above: AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal (file picture) Over a fortnight after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash at a late...
Chief Secy Prakash gets relief from Delhi HC on attending privileges committee meeting

Chief Secy Prakash gets relief from Delhi HC on attending privileges committee meeting

Above: Anshu Prakash Bench asks committee to withdraw notice, since the matter is sub-judice  The Delhi High Court single-judge bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher on...

Delhi HC allows Chief Secy to postpone attending privilege committee meeting, asks govt to...

Above: Delhi CS Anshu Prakash (third from right) and other bureaucrats on a candlelight protest march to Rajghat Anshu Prakash says he will not be...
Live-Stream Proposal: An Attempt at Transparency?

An Attempt at Transparency?

Above: Delhi’s L-G Anil Baijal has written to CM Arvind Kejriwal, saying the alleged assault has hurt bureaucracy’s morale/Photo: UNI The Kejriwal government’s tussle with...
Hitting Below the Belt - India Legal

Hitting Below the Belt

Above: Delhi CS Anshu Prakash (third from right) and other bureaucrats on a candlelight protest march to Rajghat What is the truth behind the alleged...
Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Police in AAP MLA Jarwal’s bail plea

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Police in AAP MLA Jarwal’s bail plea

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (March 1) sent notice to Delhi Police in the case of the bail application of Aam Aadmi Party...
AAP MLAs (file picture)/Photo: UNI

Delhi HC reserves verdict in the AAP MLAs’ disqualification case

Above: AAP MLAs (file picture)/Photo: UNI   The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (February 28) reserved its verdict in the 20 AAP MLAs’ disqualification case....
AAP MLAs leaving the Election Commission’s office (file picture)/Photo: UNI

AAP MLAs’ disqualification hearing continues

Above: AAP MLAs leaving the Election Commission’s office (file picture)/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar is...
AAP members at a protest to demand respect for constitutional posts. (UNI)

Delhi Chief Secy assault case: Police says footage at CM’s residence tampered with

Above: AAP members at a protest to demand respect for constitutional posts. (UNI) As the case of the alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu...
Delhi High Court

AAP MLAs’ disqualification: Counsel says natural justice assures a hearing before decision

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Thursday (February 22) resumed hearing in the disqualification of AAP MLAs case. Twenty...
PIL to reduce legal drinking age in NCT; Delhi HC issues notice to govt

AAP MLA disqualification: Submissions against EC start

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Wednesday (February 20) resumed hearing of the case of the disqualification of 20 AAP...
Delhi Chief Secretary assault case: After AAP MLA Jarwal, Amanatullah arrested too

Delhi Chief Secretary assault case: After AAP MLA Jarwal, Amanatullah arrested too

Delhi Police have arrested two legislators of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the case of alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash...
Delhi High Court won’t intervene in AAP legislators-Chief Secretary scuffle

Delhi High Court won’t intervene in AAP legislators-Chief Secretary scuffle

The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday (February 21), refused to entertain a plea seeking immediate judicial intervention into the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu...
Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan to launch his political party from Madurai tomorrow

After months of preparing the ground for his debut in politics, Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan will finally launch his political outfit at a...
Delhi HC

AAP MLAs’ disqualification: There was no pecuniary gain for the MLAs, argues MLAs’ counsel

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Tuesday (February 13), listening to Alka Lamba’s petition for the 20 AAP MLAs...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

AAP MLAs’ disqualification case continues at Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Thursday (February 8) continued with the daily hearings of the appeals...
Delhi High Court

Hearing of 20 disqualified AAP MLAs begins

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Wednesday (February 7) started hearing the appeals by the 20 Aam...
Delhi HC tells Kejriwal to wind up Jaitley cross-examination by Feb. 12; CM’s counsel to appeal

Delhi HC tells Kejriwal to wind up Jaitley cross-examination by Feb. 12; CM’s counsel...

With the defamation suit by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders dragging on, the Delhi...
Delhi HC division bench to start hearing AAP MLAs’ case on February 7

Delhi HC division bench to start hearing AAP MLAs’ case on February 7

The disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs in the office of profit case by President Ram Nath Kovind has been “challenged” and has come to...
AAP MLAs disqualification row: Delhi HC tells EC not to initiate by-poll process

AAP MLAs disqualification row: Delhi HC tells EC not to initiate by-poll process

A division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 24), issued notices to the Election Commission...
AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

In an expected move, the 20 former Aam Aadmi Party legislators who lost their seats in the State Assembly last week after President Ram...
Aam Aadmi Party: Election Commission of India’s thunderbolt

AAP: EC’s Thunderbolt

In a shocking development, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti, who retires on January 23, recommended the disqualification of 20 MLAs of this party for...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (file picture)/Photo: UNI

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs: Reports

Above: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (file picture)/Photo: UNI If the President accepts the Election Commission’s recommendation, AAP’s strength in 70-member Delhi Assembly will be...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

The Fourth Estate

Fired Up The tragic fire in a Mumbai pub which killed 15 customers on December 29, had another unsuspecting but prominent victim—The Times Network, the...
AAP nominates Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta and ND Gupta for RS polls, snubs Vishwas

AAP nominates Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta and ND Gupta for RS polls, snubs Vishwas

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas calls Arvind Kejriwal a dictator, claims he lost the race for RS nomination because of differences with Delhi chief minister  Predictable...
Important Judgments of 2017

Important Judgments of 2017

CONSTITUTION OF INDIA SEEKING VOTES IN THE NAME OF RELIGION IS A CORRUPT PRACTICE Date of Judgment: January 2, 2017 Describing religion as a private relationship between...
Relatives of a newborn who was wrongly declared dead raise slogans against Max Hospital authorities

An Illegal Act

Above: Relatives of a newborn who was wrongly declared dead raise slogans against Max Hospital authorities The cancellation of the licence of Max Hospital goes...
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh

Medical Negligence: Bitter Medicine

Above: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh Two recent cases have shown the problems plaguing the health sector. While governments indulge in populist measures and...
Arvind Kejriwal (file picture).

Jaitley defamation case: Delhi HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea seeking non-observance of Jaitley’s submissions

Above: Arvind Kejriwal (file picture).  The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Manmohan on Tuesday (December 12) dismissed an application filed by Arvind Kejriwal which...
The entrance to Central Jail No. 1 of Tihar Prisons. Photo: Rajeev Tyagi

Trouble in Tihar

Above: The entrance to Central Jail No. 1 of Tihar Prisons. Photo: Rajeev Tyagi The brutal beating of some prisoners in high-security Tihar Jail recently...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal/Photo: UNI

LG-Delhi Govt tussle: SC tells parties to argue case on the basis of Constitution

Above: (Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court constitution bench dealing with tussle between the Delhi government and...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIB

Delhi govt now wants to buy electric buses with unused green cess fund

Above: (Left) Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIB The Delhi government on Wednesday (November 29) finally found a reason on the use of unused green...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

LG does have the power to sit on files, ASG tells SC

Above: (Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI The tussle between the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi...
Banning of Films: Dousing the Flames

Banning of Films: Dousing the Flames

As protests rage over the release of Padmavati, the Supreme Court has declined to intervene, leaving it to the Censor Board to take a...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

Administrative tussle: CJI raises questions about budgetary allocation and the use of it by...

Above: (Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday (November 23) dealing with the dispute...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) arrives at Ahmedabad Airport during his three day visit in Gujarat (file picture). Photo: UNI

Petition to annul Kejriwal election thrown out by court

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) arrives at Ahmedabad Airport during his three day visit in Gujarat (file picture). Photo: UNI The Delhi...
Karni Sena has been staging violent protests against the release of Padmavati. Photo: UNI

Padmavati, Kejriwal films will open, SC will not interfere

Above: Karni Sena has been staging violent protests against the release of Padmavati. Photo: UNI Apex court insists that “freedom of speech and expression is...
DELHI HIGH COURT

EDMC sanitation workers’ dues: Delhi govt wants to change counsel, court says no

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Tuesday (November 14)...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

Delhi HC defers Kejriwal’s plea challenging ECI’s censure order during Goa polls

Above: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Indermeet Kaur on Monday (November 13) heard the plea of...
VICEROY BUREAUCRATS

VICEROY BUREAUCRATS

~By Inderjit Badhwar The ugly tug-of-war between the “state” of Delhi and the lieutenant governor (LG) seems finally to be coming to a head. This...
Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI

Choking to Death…

Above: Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI Year after year, Delhi-NCR region suffers from the deleterious...
Former Transport Minister Gopal Rai during the second phase of the odd-even scheme rolled in April (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi Govt calls off odd-even hours after NGT gave it a green signal

Above: Former Transport Minister Gopal Rai during the second phase of the odd-even scheme rolled in April (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya Hours after the...
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan speaking during a news conference in Mumbai. Photo: UNI

Rajan says no to AAP’s Rajya Sabha offer, will remain an academician

Above: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan speaking during a news conference in Mumbai. Photo: UNI The Aam Aadmi Party offered former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Conscious Coupling

~By Dilip Bobb The phrase has been trending ever since Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow used a version of it to announce her separation from pop...
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...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at Gujarat Gaurav Maha Sammelan in Gandhinagar (file picture). Photo: UNI

Modi set to inaugurate big ticket projects in Gujarat on Sunday

Above:   Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at Gujarat Gaurav Maha Sammelan in Gandhinagar (file picture). Photo: UNI Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be...
Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital

Denied care by Delhi hospital, another baby dies

Incident comes days after CM’s directive to health minister ~By Sucheta Dasgupta A newborn lost its life on Wednesday allegedly after being refused treatment by the...
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...
AAP leader approaches Supreme Court on retweet-related suit

AAP leader approaches SC on retweet-related suit

In the petition of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha —who alleges that he has been made to face a criminal defamation case...
Kirti Azad, photo credit: UNI

Delhi HC fines Kirti Azad for late filing of documents

Above: Kirti Azad, photo credit: UNI The joint registrar of the Delhi High Court, Ms Rajrani, on Tuesday (September 12) imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on...
Chief Secy “manhandling”: Police to charge Kejriwal, Sisodia with criminal conspiracy

SC to set up constitution bench to hear AAP demand on LG power over...

Finally, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea against the Lieutenant Governor’s powers in Delhi will be heard by the Supreme Court, that too, by...
Arvind Kejriwal

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

Above: Arvind Kejriwal The Delhi High Court, which had earlier come down heavily on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for suggesting that the court was...
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: PIB The 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...
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 Rao Ram...
CAUTIONING THE MESSENGER

CAUTIONING THE MESSENGER

~By Inderjit Badhwar The Indian media’s Hall of Fame has many individuals who have excelled in reporting on areas like politics, economics, business, international relations,...
Applied scam, an NDMC project

Applied scam, an NDMC project

Above: (L-R) The NDMC headquarters in Delhi. (Photo: Bhavana Gaur); NDMC-311 App A contract awarded to a Gujarat-based firm to develop a mobile application for...
Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

~By Sujit Bhar Senior 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: UNI In the second defamation...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal’s ‘thulla’ comment at police taken up in Delhi High Court

A constable in Delhi Police, Ajay Kumar Taneja, had filed a criminal defamation suit against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for calling policemen, ‘Thulla’....
THE POWER OF BEING SOFT

THE POWER OF BEING SOFT

~By Inderjit Badhwar India has always been a powerful soft power. This attribute is a muscle the nation has used effectively in dealing with the...
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...
Uphaar case: Gopal Ansal’s mercy petition to be rejected by Delhi CM

Uphaar case: Gopal Ansal’s mercy petition to be rejected by Delhi CM

Having learnt through an RTI petition that Gopal Ansal, one of the main accused in the Uphaar cinema hall tragedy, is approaching the chief...
Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia. Photo: UNI

CBI Questions Sisodia for Alleged Corruption

The investigative network is closing in on the AAP government. The CBI is questioning Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a corruption case,...
Beemapally Beach in Thiruvananthapuram littered with garbage, despite a drive to keep it clean. Photo: UNI

Swachh Bharat Takes a Beating

The Delhi High Court has pulled up the Delhi government for the spread of diseases such as Dengue and Chikungunya and sought to know...
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...
Alleging Death Threats, AAP leader Khetan Moves Supreme Court

Alleging Death Threats, AAP leader Khetan Moves Supreme Court

Alleged death threats from right wing organisations such as Abhinav Bharat, Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Jan Jagran Samiti have driven Aam Aadmi Party leader...
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...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The Other IPL

  By Dilip Bobb   Two issues dominate conversation and eyeballs at this time. The IPL and the other IPL, the Indian Political League. The former has...
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...
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

BJP virtually sure of 300 in UP; Congress sure of Punjab

Even as the BJP tsunami swept over Uttar Pradesh and leading in Manipur even, with Goa still in the balance as the clock struck 2:10pm on...
picture: UNI

Kejriwal summoned by Delhi court in another defamation case

Delhi CM asked to appear on July 29 in a suit filed by media baron Subhash Chandra    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while having...
Lead Illustration: UdayShankar

The Best Acting Awards

  ~By Dilip Bobb It’s the season for cinematic awards, in Hollywood where we saw Priyanka Chopra in a low-cut gown at the aptly named Golden...
(L-R) PM Modi has gained personally as the demonetisation move has projected him as a decisive and strong leader; the people, despite all odds, are not yet ready to criticise Modi. Photos: UNI

Modi riding demonetisation tiger

People are going through the pain of Modi’s demonetisation move in the belief that black money will be curbed. The acid test will be...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Centre) with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung (Left) during an occasion in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Jung’s Resignation Ends Long-drawn Battle

By Sujit Bhar So this is end of a long, acrimonious battle between the Delhi government led by AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal and the Lieutenant...
Parliamentarians and leaders from various political parties march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan against the government’s demonetization move. Photo: UNI

Is Demonetization Godsend for the Opposition?

While Modi claims that demonetization has helped the common man, his opponents are seeing this as a golden chance to attack him and increase...

The Curse of OROP

The faujis are unflinching in their commitment to protect our border. Why then do political parties deny them their due? By Inderjit Badhwar The LoC...
Grab of APN Channel Show 'Afat' Kaal

APN’s special show deconstructs demonetization

The jury is still out on whether it was a wise decision. Will the surgical strike on black money yield the desired result or...
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...
Illustration: UdayShankar

The Enemy Within

  By Dilip Bobb   War has been declared. Not by the government, but by the next closest thing—hyperventilating prime time TV anchors. They have decided that...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (left) and Lt-Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung (right). Photo: UNI

Kejriwal’s Dented Image: Will It Affect Forthcoming Polls? 

The Delhi CM’s ding-dong battle with Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung and others have often seen him vanquished. Will this have an impact on the forthcoming...
This tony civil lines property in Civil Lines area of Allahabad was bought by Shanti Bhushan, Prashant’s father, for a paltry amount

Prashant Bhushan: Courting Controversy

There are questions and issues that cast a shadow on the integrity of the loquacious PIL lawyer By India Legal Bureau It is rightly said that...

Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Validity of Criminal Defamation Law; Quashes Petition By Rahul Gandhi,...

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had filed a petition against the various criminal defamation laws, citing that...

Rebel without a pause

The turf tussle between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has no winners and throws up the question: Who Rules Delhi? By...

Capital challenge

The BJP’s strategy for national and state polls might not succeed in the national capital. Neither caste nor anti-incumbency work here By Mantosh Sharma After...

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Kejriwal, Sisodia and other AAP MLAs Get Bail In Chief Secretary Assault Case

Kejriwal, Sisodia and other AAP MLAs Get Bail In Chief Secretary Assault Case

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs were granted bail by the Delhi High Court in case relating...
Preventive Measures

Preventive Measures

By Dilip Bobb Across the country, in bedrooms and boardrooms, and newsrooms turned into Noose-rooms, there is a huge churning as people learn to...
CS assault case: Delhi court issues summons to Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 other AAP MLAs

CS assault case: Delhi court issues summons to Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 other AAP...

The Patiala House court on Tuesday issued summons to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 other MLAs, who are named...
Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case: Kejriwal, Sisodia along with 11 AAP MLAs charge-sheeted

Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case: Kejriwal, Sisodia along with 11 AAP MLAs charge-sheeted

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia along with 11 AAP MLAs have been charge-sheeted by Delhi police in the...
Chief Minister vs L-G: Pyrrhic Victory

Chief Minister vs L-G: Pyrrhic Victory

The apex court verdict paves the way for an aggressive political slugfest between the AAP and the BJP in the run-up to the 2019...
POWER TO THE PEOPLE

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

~By Inderjit Badhwar After the Supreme Court delivered its historic verdict last week on what is popularly known as the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP)...
Supreme Court clips LG’s wings, hands power back to elected Kejriwal govt

Supreme Court clips LG’s wings, hands power back to elected Kejriwal govt

Constitutional bench stops short of providing complete statehood to Delhi, says “NCT can never achieve the status of a state”  The Supreme Court constitution bench...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State...

After keeping its verdict reserved for several months, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday (July 4), finally ruled on the contentious issue of the powers of Delhi’s...
Delhi HC orders JNU not to take any coercive steps against Kanhaiya Kumar till next hearing

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi govt over poor management of school

The Delhi High Court, on Monday (July 2), issued notices to the Delhi government and Alok Punj Secondary School, situated in the national capital’s...
Chief Secy “manhandling”: Police to charge Kejriwal, Sisodia with criminal conspiracy

Chief Secy “manhandling”: Police to charge Kejriwal, Sisodia with criminal conspiracy

The ever-widening gap between Delhi’s de facto administration, headed by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, and Delhi’s lawfully elected Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal widened a...
Satire: Some Favourite Yoga Poses in Indian Politics

Yoga Hoga

~By Dilip Bobb We are being led to believe that yoga is India’s greatest contribution to global wellness and will usher in international peace and...
Delhi HC junks two pleas as Kejriwal calls off strike

Delhi HC junks two pleas as Kejriwal calls off strike

The Delhi High Court on Friday (June 22) while acting on the plea by BJP MLA Vijender Gupta seeking end of strike by Delhi...
WILL THE NON-YES-MEN PLEASE STAND UP

WILL THE NON-YES-MEN PLEASE STAND UP?

~By Inderjit Badhwar Many watching the reality show unfurling in the Delhi lieutenant governor’s waiting room, where the chief minister and three of his cabinet...
BJP MLA approaches Delhi HC seeking end of strike by Delhi CM Kejriwal

BJP MLA approaches Delhi HC seeking end of strike by Delhi CM Kejriwal

Above: BJP MLA Vijender Gupta BJP MLA Vijender Gupta on Monday (June 18) approached Delhi High Court seeking an order to end strike by...
Arvind Kejriwal (centre) with his ministers Manish Sisodia (left), Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai at the Lt Governor’s residence/Photo courtesy: twitter

AAP Agitation: Back on Dharna Mode

Above: Arvind Kejriwal (centre) with his ministers Manish Sisodia (left), Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai at the Lt Governor’s residence/Photo courtesy: twitter Even as the...
Satire: The Occupy Movement of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

The Occupy Movement

~By Dilip Bobb The primary goal of the Occupy Movement, a global form of protest, was to advance new forms of democracy. In India, we...
Kapil Mishra

Delhi HC considers plea by rebel AAP MLA on the low attendance by Delhi...

Above: AAP MLA Kapil Mishra The Delhi High Court on Monday (June 11) decided to hear the plea filed by AAP MLA Kapil Mishra on...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal relative withdraws bail application from Delhi HC

Vinay Kumar Bansal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal’s son, on Wednesday (June 6) moved an application to withdraw his bail plea...
Delhi High Court

Schools overcharging parents: Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Govt, unaided schools

The Delhi High Court Wednesday (May 30) issued notice to the Delhi Government and to unaided schools who have not refunded the fee along with 9...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC exempts Kejriwal from personal appearance in poll case

The Delhi High Court on Monday (May 28) granted exemption to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal from personal appearance in Patiala House court till the...
Vishwas also says sorry to Jaitley, DDCA defamation case settled

Vishwas also says sorry to Jaitley, DDCA defamation case settled

After holding out for a long time Kumar Vishwas also gave in to the pressure created by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Rs 10 crore...
Delhi Lt Governor now objects to government’s lawyers’ panel

Delhi Lt Governor now objects to government’s lawyers’ panel

Above: (Left) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has kept up his interference into every small decision...
Lokpal: An Unending Quest

Lokpal: An Unending Quest

Above: Social activist Anna Hazare with comrades Kiran Bedi and Kumar Vishwas in Delhi in 2011/Photo: Anil Shakya The government has appointed senior advocate Mukul...
Delhi HC slaps contempt notice to Delhi govt for dilly-dallying the regularisation of private placement agencies

Delhi HC slaps contempt notice to Delhi govt for dilly-dallying the regularisation of private...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi government on Friday (May 11) was slapped with contempt notice by Delhi High Court and told to file a compliance...
DDCA defamation suit: Kumar Vishwas informs Delhi HC that he wants to end the case

DDCA defamation suit: Kumar Vishwas informs Delhi HC that he wants to end the...

Above: Kumar Vishwas The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 3) was informed by the AAP leader Kumar Vishwas that he didn’t want to continue...
Ex-Political Secretary to Sheila Dikshit, Pawan Khera

Defamation case against Kejriwal: Complainant Khera cross-examined

Above: Ex-Political Secretary to Sheila Dikshit, Pawan Khera In the defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed by ex-aide Pawan Khera of...
Arvind Kejriwal (file picture)

Delhi Court reserves order on DDCA’s plea against Kejriwal and Kirti Azad

Above: Arvind Kejriwal (file picture)    The Patiala House Court is hearing a petition filed by Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) against Arvind Kejriwal...
Arvind Kejriwal (file picture)

Delhi HC refuses to stay trial court proceedings in a defamation suit filed by...

Above: Arvind Kejriwal (file picture) A Delhi High Court bench of Justice A K Pathak on Thursday (April 5) refused to stay trial court proceedings...
Delhi HC allows Kejriwal and Jaitley to “settle” one of the two civil defamation suits filed over the alleged defamatory statements

Delhi HC allows Kejriwal and Jaitley to “settle” one of the two civil defamation...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (April 3) allowed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to “settle” one of the...
Kejriwal & Co. apologise to Jaitley, finance minister may drop defamation suit

Kejriwal & Co. apologise to Jaitley, finance minister may drop defamation suit

This is the latest in a string of apologies tendered by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to political leaders who had filed defamation cases...

A Sorry Sight

~By Dilip Bobb Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the trend by a flurry of apologies to various people he had insulted, then we had...
Kejriwal says sorry, bent on settling all such disputes out of court; wants time for governance

Kejriwal says sorry, bent on settling all such disputes out of court; wants time...

To put an end to defamation cases he is facing, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday (March 19) wrote to Union Minister Nitin...
Prakash Jarwal (file picture)

AAP MLA Jarwal granted bail in molestation case

Above: Prakash Jarwal (file picture) The Patiala House Court on Monday (March 19) granted bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal. Jarwal was granted bail in...
Anshu Prakash assault case: Delhi HC grants bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal

Anshu Prakash assault case: Delhi HC grants bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal

Above: AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal (file picture) Over a fortnight after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash at a late...
Chief Secy Prakash gets relief from Delhi HC on attending privileges committee meeting

Chief Secy Prakash gets relief from Delhi HC on attending privileges committee meeting

Above: Anshu Prakash Bench asks committee to withdraw notice, since the matter is sub-judice  The Delhi High Court single-judge bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher on...

Delhi HC allows Chief Secy to postpone attending privilege committee meeting, asks govt to...

Above: Delhi CS Anshu Prakash (third from right) and other bureaucrats on a candlelight protest march to Rajghat Anshu Prakash says he will not be...
Live-Stream Proposal: An Attempt at Transparency?

An Attempt at Transparency?

Above: Delhi’s L-G Anil Baijal has written to CM Arvind Kejriwal, saying the alleged assault has hurt bureaucracy’s morale/Photo: UNI The Kejriwal government’s tussle with...
Hitting Below the Belt - India Legal

Hitting Below the Belt

Above: Delhi CS Anshu Prakash (third from right) and other bureaucrats on a candlelight protest march to Rajghat What is the truth behind the alleged...
Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Police in AAP MLA Jarwal’s bail plea

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Police in AAP MLA Jarwal’s bail plea

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (March 1) sent notice to Delhi Police in the case of the bail application of Aam Aadmi Party...
AAP MLAs (file picture)/Photo: UNI

Delhi HC reserves verdict in the AAP MLAs’ disqualification case

Above: AAP MLAs (file picture)/Photo: UNI   The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (February 28) reserved its verdict in the 20 AAP MLAs’ disqualification case....
AAP MLAs leaving the Election Commission’s office (file picture)/Photo: UNI

AAP MLAs’ disqualification hearing continues

Above: AAP MLAs leaving the Election Commission’s office (file picture)/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar is...
AAP members at a protest to demand respect for constitutional posts. (UNI)

Delhi Chief Secy assault case: Police says footage at CM’s residence tampered with

Above: AAP members at a protest to demand respect for constitutional posts. (UNI) As the case of the alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu...
Delhi High Court

AAP MLAs’ disqualification: Counsel says natural justice assures a hearing before decision

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Thursday (February 22) resumed hearing in the disqualification of AAP MLAs case. Twenty...
PIL to reduce legal drinking age in NCT; Delhi HC issues notice to govt

AAP MLA disqualification: Submissions against EC start

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Wednesday (February 20) resumed hearing of the case of the disqualification of 20 AAP...
Delhi Chief Secretary assault case: After AAP MLA Jarwal, Amanatullah arrested too

Delhi Chief Secretary assault case: After AAP MLA Jarwal, Amanatullah arrested too

Delhi Police have arrested two legislators of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the case of alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash...
Delhi High Court won’t intervene in AAP legislators-Chief Secretary scuffle

Delhi High Court won’t intervene in AAP legislators-Chief Secretary scuffle

The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday (February 21), refused to entertain a plea seeking immediate judicial intervention into the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu...
Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan to launch his political party from Madurai tomorrow

After months of preparing the ground for his debut in politics, Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan will finally launch his political outfit at a...
Delhi HC

AAP MLAs’ disqualification: There was no pecuniary gain for the MLAs, argues MLAs’ counsel

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Tuesday (February 13), listening to Alka Lamba’s petition for the 20 AAP MLAs...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

AAP MLAs’ disqualification case continues at Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Thursday (February 8) continued with the daily hearings of the appeals...
Delhi High Court

Hearing of 20 disqualified AAP MLAs begins

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Wednesday (February 7) started hearing the appeals by the 20 Aam...
Delhi HC tells Kejriwal to wind up Jaitley cross-examination by Feb. 12; CM’s counsel to appeal

Delhi HC tells Kejriwal to wind up Jaitley cross-examination by Feb. 12; CM’s counsel...

With the defamation suit by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders dragging on, the Delhi...
Delhi HC division bench to start hearing AAP MLAs’ case on February 7

Delhi HC division bench to start hearing AAP MLAs’ case on February 7

The disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs in the office of profit case by President Ram Nath Kovind has been “challenged” and has come to...
AAP MLAs disqualification row: Delhi HC tells EC not to initiate by-poll process

AAP MLAs disqualification row: Delhi HC tells EC not to initiate by-poll process

A division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 24), issued notices to the Election Commission...
AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

In an expected move, the 20 former Aam Aadmi Party legislators who lost their seats in the State Assembly last week after President Ram...
Aam Aadmi Party: Election Commission of India’s thunderbolt

AAP: EC’s Thunderbolt

In a shocking development, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti, who retires on January 23, recommended the disqualification of 20 MLAs of this party for...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (file picture)/Photo: UNI

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs: Reports

Above: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (file picture)/Photo: UNI If the President accepts the Election Commission’s recommendation, AAP’s strength in 70-member Delhi Assembly will be...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

The Fourth Estate

Fired Up The tragic fire in a Mumbai pub which killed 15 customers on December 29, had another unsuspecting but prominent victim—The Times Network, the...
AAP nominates Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta and ND Gupta for RS polls, snubs Vishwas

AAP nominates Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta and ND Gupta for RS polls, snubs Vishwas

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas calls Arvind Kejriwal a dictator, claims he lost the race for RS nomination because of differences with Delhi chief minister  Predictable...
Important Judgments of 2017

Important Judgments of 2017

CONSTITUTION OF INDIA SEEKING VOTES IN THE NAME OF RELIGION IS A CORRUPT PRACTICE Date of Judgment: January 2, 2017 Describing religion as a private relationship between...
Relatives of a newborn who was wrongly declared dead raise slogans against Max Hospital authorities

An Illegal Act

Above: Relatives of a newborn who was wrongly declared dead raise slogans against Max Hospital authorities The cancellation of the licence of Max Hospital goes...
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh

Medical Negligence: Bitter Medicine

Above: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh Two recent cases have shown the problems plaguing the health sector. While governments indulge in populist measures and...
Arvind Kejriwal (file picture).

Jaitley defamation case: Delhi HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea seeking non-observance of Jaitley’s submissions

Above: Arvind Kejriwal (file picture).  The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Manmohan on Tuesday (December 12) dismissed an application filed by Arvind Kejriwal which...
The entrance to Central Jail No. 1 of Tihar Prisons. Photo: Rajeev Tyagi

Trouble in Tihar

Above: The entrance to Central Jail No. 1 of Tihar Prisons. Photo: Rajeev Tyagi The brutal beating of some prisoners in high-security Tihar Jail recently...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal/Photo: UNI

LG-Delhi Govt tussle: SC tells parties to argue case on the basis of Constitution

Above: (Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court constitution bench dealing with tussle between the Delhi government and...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIB

Delhi govt now wants to buy electric buses with unused green cess fund

Above: (Left) Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIB The Delhi government on Wednesday (November 29) finally found a reason on the use of unused green...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

LG does have the power to sit on files, ASG tells SC

Above: (Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI The tussle between the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi...
Banning of Films: Dousing the Flames

Banning of Films: Dousing the Flames

As protests rage over the release of Padmavati, the Supreme Court has declined to intervene, leaving it to the Censor Board to take a...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

Administrative tussle: CJI raises questions about budgetary allocation and the use of it by...

Above: (Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday (November 23) dealing with the dispute...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) arrives at Ahmedabad Airport during his three day visit in Gujarat (file picture). Photo: UNI

Petition to annul Kejriwal election thrown out by court

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) arrives at Ahmedabad Airport during his three day visit in Gujarat (file picture). Photo: UNI The Delhi...
Karni Sena has been staging violent protests against the release of Padmavati. Photo: UNI

Padmavati, Kejriwal films will open, SC will not interfere

Above: Karni Sena has been staging violent protests against the release of Padmavati. Photo: UNI Apex court insists that “freedom of speech and expression is...
DELHI HIGH COURT

EDMC sanitation workers’ dues: Delhi govt wants to change counsel, court says no

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Tuesday (November 14)...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

Delhi HC defers Kejriwal’s plea challenging ECI’s censure order during Goa polls

Above: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Indermeet Kaur on Monday (November 13) heard the plea of...
VICEROY BUREAUCRATS

VICEROY BUREAUCRATS

~By Inderjit Badhwar The ugly tug-of-war between the “state” of Delhi and the lieutenant governor (LG) seems finally to be coming to a head. This...
Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI

Choking to Death…

Above: Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI Year after year, Delhi-NCR region suffers from the deleterious...
Former Transport Minister Gopal Rai during the second phase of the odd-even scheme rolled in April (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi Govt calls off odd-even hours after NGT gave it a green signal

Above: Former Transport Minister Gopal Rai during the second phase of the odd-even scheme rolled in April (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya Hours after the...
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan speaking during a news conference in Mumbai. Photo: UNI

Rajan says no to AAP’s Rajya Sabha offer, will remain an academician

Above: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan speaking during a news conference in Mumbai. Photo: UNI The Aam Aadmi Party offered former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Conscious Coupling

~By Dilip Bobb The phrase has been trending ever since Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow used a version of it to announce her separation from pop...
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...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at Gujarat Gaurav Maha Sammelan in Gandhinagar (file picture). Photo: UNI

Modi set to inaugurate big ticket projects in Gujarat on Sunday

Above:   Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at Gujarat Gaurav Maha Sammelan in Gandhinagar (file picture). Photo: UNI Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be...
Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital

Denied care by Delhi hospital, another baby dies

Incident comes days after CM’s directive to health minister ~By Sucheta Dasgupta A newborn lost its life on Wednesday allegedly after being refused treatment by the...
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...
AAP leader approaches Supreme Court on retweet-related suit

AAP leader approaches SC on retweet-related suit

In the petition of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha —who alleges that he has been made to face a criminal defamation case...
Kirti Azad, photo credit: UNI

Delhi HC fines Kirti Azad for late filing of documents

Above: Kirti Azad, photo credit: UNI The joint registrar of the Delhi High Court, Ms Rajrani, on Tuesday (September 12) imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on...
Chief Secy “manhandling”: Police to charge Kejriwal, Sisodia with criminal conspiracy

SC to set up constitution bench to hear AAP demand on LG power over...

Finally, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea against the Lieutenant Governor’s powers in Delhi will be heard by the Supreme Court, that too, by...
Arvind Kejriwal

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

Above: Arvind Kejriwal The Delhi High Court, which had earlier come down heavily on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for suggesting that the court was...
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: PIB The 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...
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 Rao Ram...
CAUTIONING THE MESSENGER

CAUTIONING THE MESSENGER

~By Inderjit Badhwar The Indian media’s Hall of Fame has many individuals who have excelled in reporting on areas like politics, economics, business, international relations,...
Applied scam, an NDMC project

Applied scam, an NDMC project

Above: (L-R) The NDMC headquarters in Delhi. (Photo: Bhavana Gaur); NDMC-311 App A contract awarded to a Gujarat-based firm to develop a mobile application for...
Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

~By Sujit Bhar Senior 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: UNI In the second defamation...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal’s ‘thulla’ comment at police taken up in Delhi High Court

A constable in Delhi Police, Ajay Kumar Taneja, had filed a criminal defamation suit against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for calling policemen, ‘Thulla’....
THE POWER OF BEING SOFT

THE POWER OF BEING SOFT

~By Inderjit Badhwar India has always been a powerful soft power. This attribute is a muscle the nation has used effectively in dealing with the...
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...
Uphaar case: Gopal Ansal’s mercy petition to be rejected by Delhi CM

Uphaar case: Gopal Ansal’s mercy petition to be rejected by Delhi CM

Having learnt through an RTI petition that Gopal Ansal, one of the main accused in the Uphaar cinema hall tragedy, is approaching the chief...
Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia. Photo: UNI

CBI Questions Sisodia for Alleged Corruption

The investigative network is closing in on the AAP government. The CBI is questioning Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a corruption case,...
Beemapally Beach in Thiruvananthapuram littered with garbage, despite a drive to keep it clean. Photo: UNI

Swachh Bharat Takes a Beating

The Delhi High Court has pulled up the Delhi government for the spread of diseases such as Dengue and Chikungunya and sought to know...
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...
Alleging Death Threats, AAP leader Khetan Moves Supreme Court

Alleging Death Threats, AAP leader Khetan Moves Supreme Court

Alleged death threats from right wing organisations such as Abhinav Bharat, Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Jan Jagran Samiti have driven Aam Aadmi Party leader...
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...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The Other IPL

  By Dilip Bobb   Two issues dominate conversation and eyeballs at this time. The IPL and the other IPL, the Indian Political League. The former has...
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...
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

BJP virtually sure of 300 in UP; Congress sure of Punjab

Even as the BJP tsunami swept over Uttar Pradesh and leading in Manipur even, with Goa still in the balance as the clock struck 2:10pm on...
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Kejriwal summoned by Delhi court in another defamation case

Delhi CM asked to appear on July 29 in a suit filed by media baron Subhash Chandra    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while having...
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The Best Acting Awards

  ~By Dilip Bobb It’s the season for cinematic awards, in Hollywood where we saw Priyanka Chopra in a low-cut gown at the aptly named Golden...
(L-R) PM Modi has gained personally as the demonetisation move has projected him as a decisive and strong leader; the people, despite all odds, are not yet ready to criticise Modi. Photos: UNI

Modi riding demonetisation tiger

People are going through the pain of Modi’s demonetisation move in the belief that black money will be curbed. The acid test will be...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Centre) with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung (Left) during an occasion in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Jung’s Resignation Ends Long-drawn Battle

By Sujit Bhar So this is end of a long, acrimonious battle between the Delhi government led by AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal and the Lieutenant...
Parliamentarians and leaders from various political parties march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan against the government’s demonetization move. Photo: UNI

Is Demonetization Godsend for the Opposition?

While Modi claims that demonetization has helped the common man, his opponents are seeing this as a golden chance to attack him and increase...

The Curse of OROP

The faujis are unflinching in their commitment to protect our border. Why then do political parties deny them their due? By Inderjit Badhwar The LoC...
Grab of APN Channel Show 'Afat' Kaal

APN’s special show deconstructs demonetization

The jury is still out on whether it was a wise decision. Will the surgical strike on black money yield the desired result or...
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...
Illustration: UdayShankar

The Enemy Within

  By Dilip Bobb   War has been declared. Not by the government, but by the next closest thing—hyperventilating prime time TV anchors. They have decided that...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (left) and Lt-Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung (right). Photo: UNI

Kejriwal’s Dented Image: Will It Affect Forthcoming Polls? 

The Delhi CM’s ding-dong battle with Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung and others have often seen him vanquished. Will this have an impact on the forthcoming...
This tony civil lines property in Civil Lines area of Allahabad was bought by Shanti Bhushan, Prashant’s father, for a paltry amount

Prashant Bhushan: Courting Controversy

There are questions and issues that cast a shadow on the integrity of the loquacious PIL lawyer By India Legal Bureau It is rightly said that...

Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Validity of Criminal Defamation Law; Quashes Petition By Rahul Gandhi,...

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had filed a petition against the various criminal defamation laws, citing that...

Rebel without a pause

The turf tussle between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has no winners and throws up the question: Who Rules Delhi? By...

Capital challenge

The BJP’s strategy for national and state polls might not succeed in the national capital. Neither caste nor anti-incumbency work here By Mantosh Sharma After...

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