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Activists for special Parliament session to pass bills dealing with graft

-PTI NEW DELHI: A day after Rahul Gandhi made a strong pitch for more legislations to weed out corruption, activists on Sunday demanded convening of a special session of Parliament to pass bills dealing with graft at the grass-roots level. "Just a Lokpal Bill is not enough. It is actually one part of many that have to come together. To our mind, the Grievance Redress Bill is 'Aam Aadmi Ka Lokpal'," said...

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RTI activists get their say

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The Centre has decided to involve RTI activists in formal discussions on the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2013. A standing committee has, for the first time, asked activists lobbying to bring political parties within the purview of the transparency law to attend its November 6 meeting. RTI activist Subhash Agarwal, the National Campaign for People's Right to information and others have been asked to present their opinion to...

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Electoral reforms not your job, govt tells Supreme Court -Dhananjay Mahapatra

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Stung by the recent spate of judgments ushering in a series of electoral reforms, the Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that judiciary should keep off a plea to bar persons, against whom charges have been framed in serious offences, from contesting polls as the issue fell squarely within the domain of legislature and government's policy arena. "The issue agitated through this petition are policy...

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Attorney General: Can ban opinion polls -Maneesh Chhibber

-The Indian Express Even as the Election Commission of India (EC) pushes the central government to bring in a law to ban opinion polls during elections, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice is facing a peculiar problem. Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati has assured the government that any ban on opinion polls as sought by the EC would be "constitutionally permissible". But the law ministry's problem is that there is...

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SC seeks Centre’s response on barring criminals from contesting elections -Dhananjay Mahapatra

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday gave a last opportunity to the Centre to break its long silence over Election Commission's suggestion to ban those facing trial for heinous offences from contesting elections. Almost eight months after it directed the Centre and the EC to "positively" file its response to a PIL seeking a series of directions to ensure that those with criminal track records do not...

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