What is the Jan Lokpal Bill, why it’s important


The Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen's ombudsman Bill) is a draft anti-corruption bill drawn up by prominent civil society activists seeking the appointment of a Jan Lokpal, an independent body that would investigate corruption cases, complete the investigation within a year and envisages trial in the case getting over in the next one year.

All you want to know about Ayodhya dispute

The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by a retired bureaucrat on deferring the verdict of the Lucknow bench of the Allahbad High Court. Here is all you want to know about the title suit.

BP agrees to $ 20 bn fund for US oil spill claims

British energy giant BP Plc agreed to President Barack Obama's demand to place about $ 20 billion in a special fund to pay damage claims from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

US to object to Sino-Pak nuclear deal

The Obama administration has decided to object to a Sino-Pak civilian nuclear deal for establishing two atomic reactors in Pakistan, as it comes before the Nuclear Suppliers Group next week.

Govt plays safe, sends n-damage liability Bill to Cong-led House panel

In a surprise development, the government has decided to refer the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests instead of the one on Energy as was widely expected.

Govt moves on U.S. nuclear deal with new law

The parliament will debate over the next month a new law to limit nuclear firms' liability in the case of industrial accidents, a move crucial for U.S. firms to tap into India's estimated $150 billion nuclear market.

US takes new step on India nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday certified that India has placed safeguards on its nuclear facilities, taking another step toward full implementation of a landmark cooperation deal.

Obituary: Jyoti Basu

Indian politics since independence has not been short of milk-and-water socialism, such as that on offer in the Congress party. But it has lacked charismatic figures on the left. The exception—in a diminutive, elegant, determined shape—was Jyoti Basu. For 20 years, with a few breaks, Mr Basu was the leader of West Bengal’s opposition; for 23 years he was the state’s chief minister. He was also a communist, and a charming one.

Nuclear-armed Pak risks slipping into radical hands: Miliband

In a rare appearance before a powerful US Congressional committee, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband today warned that a nuclear-armed Pakistan risked slipping into radical hands as the country was home to al-Qaeda leadership.

China backs censorship

China showed no sign of giving ground on censorship after U.S. Internet giant Google threatened to quit the country, telling companies on Thursday to cooperate with state control of the Internet.

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