GN Bureau | February 21, 2012
The government is reportedly considering a move to grant legal status to the model code of conduct (MCC) for electioneering. MCC has been in news of late after two central ministers got election commission notice for alleged violations of the code. An argument has been made out that making MCC legal will give it teeth, and politicians will think twice before breaking it. On the other hand, the legality will not only take the moral force out of it, but will make every EC notice open to court cases – which can take time and thus defeat the whole purpose.
The Lokpal law that was enacted after decades of debate and demand for an anti-corruption institution was dealt a severe blow as an amendment bill was introduced and passed by parliament in less than 24 hours. On July 28, parliament passed the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Bill, 2
A revised draft development plan (DP) for Mumbai has come in for criticism, with experts pointing out inconsistencies and anomalies. The two month window provided by the BMC for suggestions and improvement to the city’s revised draft development plan ended this evening.
It was the former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, who first wanted to introduce economic reforms. In the pursuit of that, I saw Rajiv as someone who got himself into what I may call a political muddle. And, in fact, I remember him telling me once that he knew he wasn’t good at politics.
“People coming to Gurgaon from Delhi are advised to stay back today to avoid being stuck in traffic jams due to flooding on roads,” tweeted Gurgaon Police on Friday. Incessant rainfall triggered huge traffic jams on the usually busy roads of Gurugram, abutting Delhi. Vehicles we
Hope has returned to the lives of those young Kashmiris who had feared that they may lose their eyesight to the pellet gun injuries they had received during the fortnight-long protests in south Kashmir after militant Buhran Wani’s killing. Renowned Vitreous Retina speciali
The government continues to focus on the repeal of obsolete laws in an effort to make the legal system more contemporary. As of May 13, the parliament had repealed 1,175 of 1,827 laws identified as obsolete, according to a question answered in the Rajya Sabha by then law minister DV Sadananda Gow