High Court questioned Kumar Vishwas if he wants to cross examine Jaitley

 The Delhi High Court today sought to know from dissident AAP leader Kumar Vishwas if he wanted to cross examine Arun Jaitley in the defamation suit filed against him by the Union Minister in the DDCA row in which Arvind Kejriwal and four others have already tendered apology. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw directed the counsel […]

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RBI did not do proper auditing: CVC on PNB fraud

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary today said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had apparently not conducted an audit during the period of time when a Rs 13,000-crore scam hit the Punjab National Bank. Chowdary stressed the need to put into place a more robust auditing system. “They did not do this (an audit),” […]

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HC closes defamation suit on kejriwal after he apologised to Arun Jaitley

The Delhi High Court today closed the Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed by Union minister Arun Jaitley after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to him. Jaitley had filed this second defamation suit after Kejriwal’s former lawyer Ram Jethmalani allegedly “abused” him in open court during the proceedings of the original defamation suit against […]

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley slams regulators’ failure to detect PNB fraud

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today slammed regulators for failing to detect the Rs 11,400-crore fraud at Punjab National Bank for seven long years, saying unlike politicians, regulators in the Indian system are unaccountable. Speaking on the scam for the second time this week, he said employees conniving with fraudsters is worrisome. Also worrisome is that […]

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Kejriwal delaying defamation suit proceedings: Jaitley to HC

Union Minister Arun Jaitley today accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of delaying the proceedings in the defamation suit filed against him and five other AAP functionaries by the BJP leader. The finance minister’s counsel contended that irrelevant questions were being asked by the counsel for Kejriwal during his cross-examination in the high court and sought […]

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Jaitley opposes Kejriwal’s plea against summoning order

Union minister Arun Jaitley today opposed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s petition in the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of a trial court’s order summoning him as an accused in a criminal defamation complaint filed by the BJP leader. Jaitley sought dismissal of Kejriwal’s plea on the ground that he and five other AAP leaders, who […]

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Jaitley’s suit based on heresay evidence: Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today told the Delhi High Court that Union Minister Arun Jaitley’s second defamation suit against him over the usage of ‘scandalous’ words by his former counsel was based on heresay and thus was inadmissible as evidence for fresh action. Jaitley’s counsel, however, termed as “belated” the chief minister’s denial that he […]

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Kejriwal’s denial of instruction to Jethmalani belated : Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley today termed as “bald and belated” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s denial in Delhi High court that he had not instructed his former lawyer Ram Jethmalani to use defamatory words against the BJP leader. Jaitley contended that the Aam Aadmi Party leader has neither substantiated his claim that he did not instruct […]

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Delhi HC dismisses Raghav Chadha’s plea on retweets

In a setback to AAP leader Raghav Chadha, the Delhi High Court today dismissed “as devoid of merit” his plea that he cannot be made to face a criminal case only for retweeting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tweet against Union Minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA row. Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also rejected Chadha’s argument […]

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Jaitley defamation case: Delhi HC chides Kejriwal’s lawyers over conduct

The Delhi High Court today said that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was “not being reasonable” in the civil defamation case against him by Union minister Arun Jaitley, and cautioned his lawyers over their conduct. “You (defendant 1 – Kejriwal) are not being reasonable. Your conduct is not reasonable. It cannot be like this. We cannot […]

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