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Elephant safari in Corbett Tiger Reserve? Uttarakhand HC puts the brakes 4.8.2018 Zee News : India National
The division bench of Justice Rajeev Sharma and Lokpal Singh held that their captivity was in violation of sections 40 and 42 of Wildlife Protection Act, 1975. 
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Anna Hazare To Launch Hunger Strike Over Lokpal From October 2 29.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Social activist Anna Hazare said today he will launch a hunger strike from October 2 against the Union government for the delay in appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre.
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PM-Led Panel To Consider Eminent People For Lokpal Search Committee 25.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led panel may consider appointment of eminent persons as members of the Lokpal search committee, the government said today.
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Lokpal issue: SC raps Centre, demands 'better affidavit' within 4 weeks 24.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
 The Supreme Court today rejected as "wholly unsatisfactory" the Centre's submission on the issue of setting up of a search committee for the Lokpal and demanded a "better affidavit" within four weeks. The direction followed a submission by Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, that the selection committee members comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and eminent jurist Mukul Rohatgi had met on July 19 to deliberate upon names for members of the search committee. He said Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress MP and leader of single largest party in opposition in Lok Sabha, was also invited for the meeting but he had declined to attend it. Hearing the matter, a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, R Banumathi and Naveen Sinha termed the Centre's affidavit giving details of July 19, meeting of selection committee as "wholly unsatisfactory". Asking the Centre to specify full particulars in the new affidavit, the bench said, ...
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Top Court Not Satisfied With Centre's Response On Lokpal Search Committee 24.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction over the Centre's response on appointment of search committee members for a Lokpal.
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SC expresses dissatisfaction over Centre's response on Lokpal 24.7.2018 Rediff: News
The AG said that the names for the search committee have not been finalised yet.
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Supreme Court expresses dissatisfaction over Centre's response on Lokpal matter 24.7.2018 DNA: Top News
The Supreme Court today expressed dissatisfaction over the Centre's response on appointment of search committee members for a Lokpal. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, R Banumathi and Navin Sinha asked the Centre to file a fresh affidavit giving relevant details of the search committee. During the hearing, Attorney General KK Venugopal submitted an affidavit and said a meeting of the selection committee was held but the names for the search committee were not finalised. He said another meeting would be held soon for appointing members of the search committee, keeping in mind the provisions of law for such appointments. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for petitioner NGO Common Cause, said the Centre has not specified the date of the next meeting and they are actually delaying the appointment of a Lokpal despite passage of a law nearly five years ago. He said contempt action should be initiated against the concerned authorities or the court may proceed ahead for appointing the Lokpal by exercising its ...
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Mallikarjun Kharge rejects PM Narendra Modi’s invite to attend Lokpal selection meet 20.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
Yet again, leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday turned down Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invite to attend the Lokpal selection meeting. He objected to being invited as a ‘special invitee’ and said that the government was well aware that there is no such provision under section 4 of the Act. The selection committee comprises PM, Chief Justice of India, Lok Sabha Speaker, leader of the largest Opposition party and an eminent jurist. On July 2, the Supreme Court had sought a report from the Centre on the appointment of Lokpal.  In a letter to the PM, Kharge expressed his displeasure at being invited to the panel meetings as a “special invitee”. “It is disappointing that previous letters raising the issue had gone unnoticed,” he said. “It has been four years since your government came to power and if the government was indeed sincere about including the voice of the Opposition in this process, it could have brought in the necessary amendments,” he added. He had refused to attend ...
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Anti-Graft Bill Giving Right To Punish Bribe Givers Passed By Rajya Sabha 20.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
An anti-corruption bill that seeks to punish bribe givers for the first time with imprisonment of up to a maximum of seven years was passed today by Rajya Sabha.
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RS passes bill that enables punishing bribe givers too 19.7.2018 Rediff: News
For the bribe takers, the bill proposes to increase the punishment to a minimum of three years of imprisonment, which may extend to seven years, besides fine.
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Mallikarjun Kharge Writes To PM Modi Boycotting Lokpal Meet 19.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he will not attend a meeting of the selection committee for appointment of Lokpal till the...
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Mallikarjun Kharge Writes To PM Modi Bycotting Lokpal Meet 19.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he will not attend a meeting of the selection committee for appointment of Lokpal till the...
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Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge writes to PM Narendra Modi, to boycott Lokpal meet 19.7.2018 Zee News : India National
Kharge earlier occasions too had of the panel on the same ground, saying these have remained unacknowledged and unaddressed.
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Status of Appointment of Lokpal 19.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 came into force w.e.f. 16.01.2014. The Government initiated the process for appointment by convening the Selection Committee meeting on 03.02.2014.  The Selection Committee under section 4(1) of the Act, also constituted an eight Member Search Committee on 21.02.
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Lokpal: Selection panel to meet on July 19, SC told 17.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Lokpal: Selection panel to meet on July 19, SC told
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Animals Are "Legal Entity," Have Rights Of Living Person, Court Rules 4.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
In a unique ruling, the Uttarakhand High Court today accorded the status of "legal person or entity" to animals in the state, saying "they have a distinct persona with corresponding rights, duties and...
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Give time frame for appointment of Lokpal: SC to govt 2.7.2018 Rediff: News
The bench posted the matter for hearing on July 17.
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Lokpal: SC gives 10 days for Centre to respond 2.7.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Union of India to file a detailed response as to what are the steps it would take for the appointment of a Lokpal and the time frame for the completion of each step. Headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justice R Banumathi, the bench asked […]
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Centre Has 10 Days To Inform Supreme Court About Lokpal Appointment 2.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to apprise it within 10 days about the time frame for appointing the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal in the country.
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For a corruption-free Tamil Nadu, this is what we need immediately! 26.6.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Way past the initial deadline and several reprimands by Courts, Tamil Nadu has still not constituted the Lokayukta. Now, as it stares at a new deadline, it's a good time to recall the Model bill framed by NGO Arappor Iyakkam. »
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