Some 31 per cent of MPs in the Lok Sabha have criminal cases pending against them, and their pay package is 68 times higher than the national per capita income, according to the National Social Watch Report on Governance and Development-2013 released here on Tuesday.
All those people against whom six months before elections charges have been framed for an offence punishable with jail for five years should be disqualified from contesting polls, the Election Commission told the Supreme Court Monday.
A group of retired military personnel and civil servants, including Admiral L Ramdas and Gen V K Singh, has demanded the resignation of all MPs and MLAs facing criminal charges, especially that of rape and murder.
British police probing Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha`s death following a hoax call, has passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service to review whether the two Australian DJs behind the prank had committed any offences.
A Delhi court has framed criminal
charges against Raj Babbar in
the case of pelting stones at policemen during a protest march
of his former party Samajwadi Party near the Prime Minister`s
residence here in 2000.