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Not even if their abilities to win elections with the leadership they have,s premier anti-corruption agency independent is put in place before the next date of hearing? The lawyers amongst you will point to the 1997 Vineet Narain judgment and its successorswhereby the SC expanded its powers under Articles 21141 and 142creatively interpreted the CBI manual and criminal procedure codeand sought to insulate sensitive investigations from political control But that begs the same question: where did the courts get the power to make these judgments It is not given in the Constitutionis mentioned in no statute Yet the Congress blinked firstsacked its law ministertasked senior ministers with drafting a law to appease their lordshipsand upheld this power of the courts Whats morethe court move is popular with the public How came we to this The obvious answer is the political failure to lead Beginning in the 1980sjudicial activism has taken place in the context of Congress declinethe coalition-era and non-Congress politicians wanting a strong court to protect them Yetthe courts have not always won On issues where there is unanimity among thempoliticians have stood up to unfavourable verdicts Parliamentfor examplehas passed no fewer than six constitutional amendments nullifying judicial decisions that limited reservations The problem is with this particular governments approach to corruption The scale of the 2G and coal controversies have no precedent Its unwillingness to take graft seriously has also allowed other institutions the Comptroller and Auditor Generalthe army chiefthe SCeven the Press Council chairman to step in where the Centre has failed Had the Congress passed a half-decent Lokpal bill last yeargiving real autonomy to an anti-corruption bodynone of this would have occurred But the government version of the bill is weakand has not made it past Parliament The court stepped in where the government failed This court intervention is popular with at least some politicians Even before the open contempt with which the previous law minister appeared to treat SC stricturesthe CBI had long been the Centres whip to blackmail regional parties When the DMK withdrew its support to the UPAits scion MK Stalins house was raided by the CBI And the many twists in the CBIs investigations into Mulayam Singh Yadavs assets and Mayawatis role in the Taj Corridor scam mirror their own twisty relationship with the Centre The upshot is this: government control of the CBI is not as dear to politicians as reservations are; if the court attempts to create a genuinely independent CBIParliament will not act as one to nullify that verdict The reason for the SCs boldness in this case is also that corruption has caught the popular imagination Part of it is the sheer scalethe other part is demographic The emerging Indian middle classunlike the earlier middle class with its moorings in state institutionshas grown up in private India: private schoolscollegesand jobs They are appalled by corruption now viewed not as the feudal perks of their mai-baapbut a contractual breach of their citizenship rights Given the presence of lawyers (such as Santosh HegdePrashant and Shanti Bhushan) in the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movementthe solution was a law creating an independent Lokpalinsulated from political machinations The SCs concerns over a political CBI reflect this popular movement A final push is from police officers tired of political meddling Even the CBI directorRanjit Sinhahas parroted the courts withering comment that the CBI is a caged parrot. the Dalai?5 lakh. File image of Iqbal Kaskar. "No permission granted so far by Delhi Police to hold proposed protest at Parliament Street in view of NGT orders. Image credit: Ttaadc.

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03 pm, but is far more threatening since India faces a Sino-Pakistan axis rather than a single enemy country. His best catches in Tests First when Mendis got the inner edge, "Among various factors,demonetisationis one of the major factors (hindrances) for the organisers to achieve the target of raising Rs 12 crore for holding the T20 World Cup for Blind scheduled for a 31 January start" he told reporters Representational image Reuters Mahantesh further said "Some companies includingCoca Colasaid they are affected by demonetisation They said their sales are down and that they are not in a position to give us money" Earlier the organisers had planned to raise Rs 245 crore The organisers are also affected by the Lodha recommendations which prompted the removal ofBCCIbigwigs including Anurag Thakur who had approved the sanction of Rs two crore for holding the event Mahantesh said "TheBCCIhad promised us Rs two crore or more but due to the resignation of board members like Thakur it got stuck We don’t know who are the decision-makers Nevertheless we are planning to write an application toBCCIsoon" he said On 2 January the Supreme Court had sacked Thakur and Ajay Shirke with immediate effect holding that it was mandatory forBCCIto implement the Lodha Committee recommendations on administrative reforms in toto Asked what alternate measures the organisers would take to raise the remaining 40 percent funds Mahantesh said "We will approach state governments for financial assistance So far the central and some state governments have been helpful The Telangana and Andhra Pradesh government are taking up the entire cost of conducting matches in Hyderabad" Asked about Pakistan’s participation Mahantesh said that they will land in Delhi play matches there and play their remaining games only in Bengaluru "We would like to play against Pakistan By then (when the tournament arrives) things (bilateral relations) should be good" he said Other teams in the fray are England Australia New Zealand South Africa Sri Lanka Bangladesh and Nepal Matches will be held in Delhi Mumbai Faridabad Gujarat Kochi Bhubaneswar Andhra Pradesh and Bengaluru The legendary Rahul Dravid who is currently the U-19 andIndiaA coach is the event’s brand ambassador Written by Apurva | Published: April 24 2013 1:39 am Related News The Delhi Health department has constituted a three-member medical board under a professor of psychiatry from AIIMS to look into the mental fitness of death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar Sources said the board does not include any member from the Institute for Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS)where Bhullar is admitted since December 2010 Health department sources confirmed that the boardheaded by Dr S K Khandelwal from AIIMSincludes one psychiatrist each from Maulana Azad Medical College and GB Pant Hospital Sources said the orderissued by Delhi governmentdoes not specify any date by which time Bhullars examination should be completed or the number of times the members can examine him A senior government official said: While no formal deadline has been communicated in the orderwe expect the procedure of examination to be completed within two to three weeks We have to give the doctors time to fully examine the patient before reaching a decision on his mental fitness? 2016 "The independent UEFA Control, finding another coach wouldn’t have been an issue. It’s difficult to get an answer from him for that.the salvaging of the auto industry,through his lofty disdain, It said in a statement issued on Wednesday: ?

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