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Pakistan government faces fight over tough anti-terror law

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 20:19

Pakistani government is facing a battle to enact a tough anti-terror law that rights activists and opposition parties have attacked as repressive.

President clears re-promulgation of Sebi ordinance

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 14:33

The ordinance had lapsed on January 15, since Parliament could not pass the Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013 in the Winter session.

Law panel favours disqualification upon framing of charges

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 20:06

Law Commission favoured disqualification of candidate on framing of charges by court, saying it has significant potential to check criminals entering the poll arena.

Ordinances result of special circumstances: Salman Khurshid

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 00:16

Congress-led coalition government was proposing ordinances as a special case due to constant disruptions of house proceedings, Salman Khurshid said Tuesday.

Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on graft: Khurshid

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 22:20

The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.

Ordinances given go-by only to respect procedures: Congress

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 20:26

Congress on Monday hit back at BJP for its criticism of Rahul Gandhi`s push for the ordinance route for anti-corruption measures, saying that these could not be passed in Parliament due to constant disruptions by the Opposition party.

Ordinance giving teeth to penal provisions for crime against SC/STs passed

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 00:21

In a bid to woo the SCs and STs ahead of elections, government on Sunday cleared an ordinance making penal provisions more stringent.

Govt decides against ordinance route on anti-graft measures

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 22:47

The Union Cabinet on Sunday night rejected the ordinance route for a set of anti-corruption measures despite pressure from Rahul Gandhi for bringing such laws.

Ordinance route amounts to anti-democratic exercise: CPI-M

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 18:07

Opposing the ordinance route for anti-graft bills, CPI(M) on Sunday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee saying it amounts to an anti-democratic and partisan exercise.

JD(U) asks UPA not to take ordinance route on anti-graft bills

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 00:06

Janata Dal (United) warned UPA government not to take ordinance route on anti-corruption bills before Lok Sabha polls and urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to give assent if government went ahead.

Swamy raises questions on proposed draft ordinances

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 19:29

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday termed the proposed draft ordinances "ultra vires" of the Constitution and urged President Pranab Mukherjee to seek legal opinion before promulgating them.

Congress MP pitches for Ordinance route for anti-graft bills

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 14:26

A Congress MP on Saturday made a strong pitch for the Ordinance route for Rahul Gandhi`s pet anti-corruption measures and other bills even as Government seems to have developed cold feet on the issue.