Egypt panel approves Constitution draft, referendum in January

Declaring the approval of draft on national television, Amr Mussa, the chief of the draft amending panel added that it will be handed over to interim President Adly Mansour on Tuesday.

Russia starts spring draft

The Russian armed forces are expecting to call up 153,200 conscripts for military service in the annual spring draft that started Monday and will last through July 15.

Egypt election committee head resigns amid rigging allegations

Secretary General of the Election Committee Zaghloul el-Balshi announced he is stepping down and cited "a sudden health crisis" as the reason for his sudden resignation last night.

Egypt: ‘Administrative delays’ defers court ruling on assembly

A hearing to determine the legitimacy of panel dominated by Islamists which approved the draft Constitution by President Mohamed Mursi was reportedly postponed on Sunday by Supreme Constitutional court.

Final version of Lokpal vastly improved: Agnivesh

Swami Agnivesh also welcomed the inclusion of NGOs, media and corporate under Lokpal and according it a
constitutional status.

Govt unveils draft Land Acquisition Bill

Amid a raging controversy over
land acquisition, the government on Friday unveiled a new draft bill
putting in place a transparent, legal framework aimed at
giving adequate compensation to land owners and ensuring
rehabilitation of those displaced.

Draft of new bill on land acquisition ready

Govt has firmed up the draft of a new bill which makes consent of 80 per cent of land owners mandatory before purchase of land.

Trouble for govt if Lokpal draft is bogus: CPI

Pressing its demand for a
strong Lokpal with teeth to fight corruption, the CPI on Thursday
warned that the government could face "trouble" if it comes up
with a bogus draft in Parliament.

Govt Lokpal draft better than 2010: Agnivesh

Contrary to Anna Hazare team`s description of government`s Lokpal Bill draft as a "very big hoax", Swami Agnivesh, an associate of the Gandhian`s anti-graft campaign, termed the latest draft as an "improvement" of its 2010 draft.

‘Let parties decide if our draft unconstitutional’

Replying to criticism that he was
seeking to create a `parallel government` through a Jan Lokpal
bill, social activist Anna Hazare today said all
parties should decide if that was the case.

Many proposals missing from govt draft

The government has been arguing that shifting of the
CBI under the umbrella of the Lokpal would deny the Executive
its own investigative wing for taking care of other issues.

Left parties demand Lokpal Bill draft

Left parties asked the government to give them a draft of the Lokpal Bill before
convening any all party meeting on the issue.

Consensus in Lokpal drafting panel on independence

The Lokpal Bill drafting committee Saturday identified areas of agreement between the government and the civil society representatives on the proposed stringent anti-graft legislation.

Row won`t affect drafting of Lokpal Bill: Govt

Hazare had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi alleging a smear campaign by some Congress leaders.

Dalit should have been in Lokpal panel: Paswan

Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas
Paswan on Tuesday said a dalit should have been in the committee
constituted to draft the Lokpal Bill.

Left wants consultation to finalise draft Lokpal law

Coming out in support of Anna
Hazare`s cause, Left parties asked the government to
consult all political parties, social activists and citizens`
groups to finalise a new draft Lokpal legislation.

Nepalese leaders seek to draft new constitution by May end

The chief of a top panel
drafting a new constitution for the country on Tuesday expressed
confidence that it would finish its job as the deadline for
the promulgation of the document drew near.

Enhanced penalties in draft Animal Welfare Act

Torture including over-drives and over-loads and unnecessary killing of any animal will be dealt with stringent punishment and heavy fines, according to the Environment Ministry`s proposed draft Animal Welfare Act, 2011.

Draft on settlements ready for UN: Palestinians

The draft resolution condemns Israel`s West Bank settlement activity.

Govt tables N-bill, agrees to amendment

The UPA govt Wednesday agreed to remove the contentious word ‘intent’ from Clause 17 (b) and (c).