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Cong thinks it is meant for peacock throne, but the peacock has long since flown - Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Former Bengal Governor, Indian Express
Who is he? - Ved Pratap Vaidik, Business Standard
I want NCW on par with NHRC - Maneka Gandhi, Women and Child Development Minister, Times of India
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Supreme Court’s verdict for Muslim women — and against misogyny - Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Founder-member, BMMA, Times of India
I've cushioned against Parliament's powers to tax retrospectively - Arun Jaitley, ToI
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Ramdev companion who positioned himself as negotiator with government - Ved Pratap Vaidik, Indian Express
It's time to raise BRICS role to a new level - Vladimir Putin, Russian President, HT
Modi means business, we’ll see deeper ties now - Nisha Desai Biswal, US Assistant Secretary of State, Economic Times
Ties that bind - Arun Jaitley, Outlook India
‘Social agenda has to be central to the Country; it can’t be a side-show’ - Abhijit Banerjee, Professor, Massa­chu­setts Institute of Technology, Outlook India
‘All political appointees must go with govt change. Governors were chosen for loyalty’ - Ravish Tiwari, Indian Express
Zohra, grand old diva of Indian cinema, dies at 102 - Times of India
Some doors which were closed, we have opened - Arun Jaitley, Mint
‘I looked at unresolved issues and tried to address them’ - Arun Jaitley, IndianExpress
The storyteller of India - Granville Austin, IndianExpress
PM’s input provider, troubleshooter and budget author - Arun Jaitley, IndianExpress
Amit Shah, high command - Amit Shah, IndianExpress
An organisation man at helm - Amit Shah, Business Standard
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Several things emerge from Jusitce katju's revelation. The first is the cravenness of the Congress, which chose to favour power over probity in public life. Keeping a few crooked judges in hock was apparently a small price to pay to serve a full term in office. Second, Katju's allegations, if true, cast the three successive chief justices — Lahoti, Sabharwal and Balakrishnan — in very poor light. At least two of them knew what the IB's findings said about the crooked judge, but chose to overlook it, presumably to curry favour with the ruling government. So much for the independence of the judiciary from the executive. After this episode, it is clear that this independence exists mostly in the breach, and serving judges facing retirement are prone to lean the way of the government to ensure plum post-retirement posts for themselves.
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