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Moodbidri Veerappa Moily, commonly known as Veerappa Moily is Indian politician and former Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka..............

Moodbidri Veerappa Moily, commonly known as Veerappa Moily is Indian politician and former Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka. He has served on several portfolios in the center and at present he is Minister of Corporate Affairs in the second term of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He was first ethnic Tuluva Chief Minister of Karnataka state.

Moily, the veteran Congress leader was born at Marpadi, Distt. Moodabidri, Karnataka on 12th January 1940. He is a law graduate from University Law College, Bangalore. After completing his education, he joined active politics and served at several posts including ministerialship in the Centre cabinet. He has served as Minister for Small Scale Industries from 1974-1977 and Minister for Finance and Planning from 1980 to 1982 in government of Karnatka while he also hold the Chairmanship of Tax Reform Commission from 2000 to 2002 and Revenue Reform Commission from 2002 to 2004.

In Centre, he was Cabinet Minister of Law and Justice from 2009-2011 and at present he is Cabinet Minister of Corporate Affairs since 2011 till date.

He got married to Malathi V. Moily on 25th Feb 1965. The couple has one son and three daughters.

Karnataka urges PM for massive drought relief package

May 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) An all-party team from Karnataka led by Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought immediate release of Rs.1,500 crore for drought relief in the state.

Sonia meets Karnataka sect leader, party workers

April 28, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, in a short trip to Karnataka Saturday, met drought-hit villagers, attended a 104-year-old religious leader's birthday celebrations and addressed party workers from the state.

Chandy seeks removal of Raval in Italian Marines case

April 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday sought Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval's removal from the Italian Marines' case for remarking that the state government had no jurisdiction to detain the Italian ship as firing from it took place outside India's territorial waters.

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Kerala lashes out at Rawal remarks on firing from ship

April 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Kochi, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday lashed out at Additional Solicitor General Harin Rawal for his mark that the state government had no jurisdiction to detain the Italian ship as firing from it took place outside India's territorial waters.

Moily visits corporate affairs institute

April 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Gurgaon, April 4 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) here would showcase India's knowledge infrastructure, Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily said during a visit Wednesday.

Congress makes a comeback in by polls

March 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): The Congress party made a comeback in Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat on Wednesday as it won the recently conducted by polls by defeating their rivals.

Congress makes a comeback in by polls

March 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): The Congress party made a comeback in Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat on Wednesday as it won the recently conducted by polls by defeating their rivals.

Lalit Bhasin appointed as president elect of Inter Pacific Bar Association

March 3, 2012 at 10:07 PM

New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): Noted lawyer Lalit Bhasin was appointed as the President of Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), at the annual meet of the organization here on Saturday.

Veerappa Moily in favour of saving Kingfisher Airlines

February 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Mumbai, Feb 22 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said that he is in favour of saving crisis-ridden Kingfisher Airlines.

Need to move from government regulation to self regulation, says Moily

February 16, 2012 at 9:06 PM

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily said here today that there is an urgent need to move from government regulation to self-regulation.

IPBA annual meet to begin on Feb. 29

February 14, 2012 at 6:20 PM

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): The 22nd edition of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) will be held here from February 29 to March 3 at the Taj Palace Hotel.

Veerappa Moily condoles demise of V.S. Acharya

February 14, 2012 at 5:33 PM

New Delhi/Bangalore, Feb 14 (ANI): Union Minster for Corporate Affairs Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has expressed shock and grief on the sad demise of Karnataka Higher Education Minister Dr. V.S. Acharya.

Moily feels Karnataka ministers' porn issue ill fated

February 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Bangalore, Feb 10 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday said the ministers' porn issue was ill fated for any political party of the country.

Watching Porn row: Three Karnataka Ministers resign

February 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Three Karnataka ministers - Lakshman Savdi, C C Patil and Krishna B Palemar - who were allegedly caught on camera watching porn on a cell phone in the state.....

Moily defends Manmohan Singh on Antrix-Devas deal issue

February 7, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Chennai, Feb 7 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday defended Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on the Antrix-Devas deal issue, and said that the latter never wanted to hide anything and had acted promptly.

Rift emerges between India and Britain over economic aid row

February 6, 2012 at 10:17 PM

New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 6 (ANI): Leaders of various political parties have condemned the British government's decision to impose conditional economic aid to India.

Moily stresses need for corporate culture attuned to good governance

February 1, 2012 at 9:32 PM

New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily has stressed the need to encourage a corporate culture attuned to the universally accepted values of good governance - accountability, transparency, responsibility and responsiveness to stake holders.

Corporate Affairs Minister Moily backs strong Company Bill

January 23, 2012 at 8:27 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on Monday said the Company Bill is only a skeleton and stressed the need to develop a mechanism, which will help to maintain transparency and fix accountability among corporate firms.

Corporate Affairs Minister Moily backs strong Company Bill

January 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on Monday said the Company Bill is only a skeleton and stressed the need to develop a mechanism, which will help to maintain transparency and fix accountability among corporate firms.

Narendra Modi must abide by law of land, says Moily

January 19, 2012 at 9:14 PM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily has said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi must abide by the law of the land and pointed out that the body of Lokayukta was enacted by the state legislature and as such he can't overstep the elected legislative institution.

Narendra Modi must abide by law of land, says Moily

January 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily has said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi must abide by the law of the land and pointed out that the body of Lokayukta was enacted by the state legislature and as such he can't overstep the elected legislative institution.

Moily calls for making country's growth more inclusive

January 18, 2012 at 9:44 PM

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has called for making country's growth more inclusive - a growth that benefits all regions and all sections of our society, particularly the poor and the under-privileged.

Youth Festival to remember the Monk who introduced India to the world

January 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Mangalore: The 17th National Youth Festival starts in Mangalore on Saturday. The event is organized to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda that falls on January12; the first festival of this kind was organized in Bhopal in 1995.

Seventeenth national youth festival commences in Mangalore tomorrow

January 11, 2012 at 3:56 PM

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda will inaugurate the seventeenth national youth festival in Mangalore tomorrow.

India hit by Eurozone crisis, global downturn, says Mukherjee

January 7, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Chennai, Jan 7 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday conceded that the ongoing financial turmoil in the Eurozone had thrown a spanner in the works of the government's long-term and short term economic projections.

Moily says Government's Lokpal Bill more effective than other versions

December 26, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Bangalore, Dec 26 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on Monday claimed that the government's version of the Lokpal Bill tabled in Parliament is more effective in comparison to the bills proposed by Team Anna and others.

Moily condoles demise of former Karnataka CM Bangarappa

December 26, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Bangalore, Dec 26 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily has condoled the demise of former Karnataka Chief Minister S. Bangarappa, who passed away early this morning.

Telecom scam: CBI files chargesheet against Ruias, Khaitans

December 12, 2011 at 6:17 PM

New Delhi, Dec.12 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed chargesheets against corporate giants Ruias and the Khaitans in connection with the telecom scam.he CBI chargesheet names Ravi Ruia, the Vice Chairman of Essar Group; Anshuman Ruia, Director of the Essar Group; promoters of Telecom, IP Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan; and Vikas Saraf, CEO, Essar Telecommunication.

Telecom scam: CBI files chargesheet against Ruias, Khaitans

December 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM

New Delhi, Dec.12 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed chargesheets against corporate giants Ruias and the Khaitans in connection with the telecom scam.

Veerappa Moily condoles passing away of Indira Goswami

November 29, 2011 at 8:52 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 29 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has expressed shock and deep sorrow on the demise of Jnanpith award winner Assamese litterateur Prof. Indira Goswami.

Build a culture of competition, says Moily

November 25, 2011 at 8:25 PM

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister Dr M. Veerappa Moily has said that the time has come for all stakeholders in the growth of Indian economy to come forward and launch a national movement to build a culture of competition to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusive growth and become a part in ushering second generation of reforms.

SC verdict on 2002 riots does not exonerate Modi, says Moily

September 12, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Mumbai, Sep 12 (ANI): Commenting on the verdict of the Supreme Court into the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case, Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily today said it doesn't exonerate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of the charges levelled against him for his role in the carnage.

Moily says Reddy's arrest a lesson for everyone that one should not misuse office

September 5, 2011 at 4:34 PM

New Delhi, Sep 5 (ANI): Commenting on the arrest of former Karnataka Tourism Minister G Janardhan Reddy, Union Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Monday said that this is a lesson for everyone that one should not misuse the office in such a way.

Corporate endeavours have to be consonant with expectations of democracy: Moily

August 12, 2011 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, Aug 12(ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has thrust upon a corporate culture that must be familiar to the universally accepted values of good governance - accountability, transparency, responsibility and responsiveness to stakeholders.

'Yakshagana needs UNESCO recognition', says Veerappa Moily

August 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): The four-day Yakshagana festival, which concluded here earlier this week, provided a rich fare to people in Delhi making them aware of the rich traditions of centuries old performing art of Karnataka.

Yakshagana should be recognised as the Karnataka art form: Moily

August 5, 2011 at 7:36 PM

New Delhi, Aug.5 (ANI): Inaugurating a four-day Yakshagana festival here on Thursday evening, the Union Minister for Corporate Affairs, Veerappa Moily, said that Yakshagana should be recognised as the art form of Karnataka, both in the country and internationally.

Veerappa Moily to inaugurate national festival of Yakshagana at Delhi

August 3, 2011 at 7:59 PM

New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily will inaugurate the four-day festival being organised by the Karnataka Yakshagana Academy, Bangalore and Academy of Tenkutittu Yakshagana, Delhi, from August 4 to 7 here.

Fresh polls needed in Karnataka, says Moily

August 1, 2011 at 4:55 PM

New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday said that fresh polls were needed in Karnataka following the resignation of chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.

New Ministers sworn into UPA Cabinet

July 12, 2011 at 8:04 PM

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil administered the oath of office and secrecy to the eight new ministers inducted in the Union Cabinet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday evening.

PM's Cabinet reshuffle has proven to be a damp squib: BJP

July 12, 2011 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Stating that the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has failed to reassure the nation once again, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday described the Cabinet reshuffle of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government as a 'damp squib'.

Second UPA-2 cabinet reshuffle: PM drops seven ministers, inducts eight new faces

July 12, 2011 at 1:56 PM

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has dropped seven ministers and inducted eight new faces in his Cabinet.ccording to Dr. Singh's recommendations, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi will be the country's new Railway Minister.

Law Minister Moily meets PM over Solicitor-General's resignation issue

July 11, 2011 at 3:56 PM

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here on Monday in the wake of Solicitor-General Gopal Subramaniam offering to resign after being upset with the government's move to appoint a private counsel to defend the Telecom Ministry in the 2G case in Supreme Court.

'I offered to resign to maintain dignity of Solicitor-General's office: Subramaniam

July 10, 2011 at 5:32 PM

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Solicitor-General Gopal Subramaniam said on Sunday that he had offered his resignation to maintain the dignity of the office he holds.

Solicitor General Subramaniam meets President Patil

July 10, 2011 at 1:48 PM

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam met President Pratibha Patil on Sunday, a day after he offered to resign.

Moily calls for immediate endorsement of the Land Acquisition Bill

July 9, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Bangalore, July 9(ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily today called for the immediate passing of the Land Acquisition Bill by the next parliament session.

Moily calls for immediate endorsement of the Land Acquisition Bill

July 9, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Bangalore, July 9(ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily today called for the immediate passing of the Land Acquisition Bill by the next parliament session.

Third volume of Hindi version of Moily's Ramayana Mahanveshnam launched

July 7, 2011 at 1:24 PM

New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): The third volume of Hindi version of "Shri Ramayana Mahanveshnam" authored by Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily was released here yesterday.

Campaign mode approach to reduce pendency in courts: Moily

July 1, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Kolkata, July 1(ANI): A campaign mode approach is being launched from today till December 31 to reduce pendency in courts, Union Law and Justice Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has said.

New Land Acquisition Bill will favour the farmers, says Moily

June 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily has said that the new Land Acquisition Bill will be in the interest of the farmers whose lands were acquired illegally or by force in the past.

Govt., civil society present contradicting versions of Lokpal Bill meet

June 20, 2011 at 5:09 PM

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Even as the government claimed to have resolved all differences with the civil society activists team led by Gandhian Anna Hazare, the two groups, which met for the eight time today to take the process of drafting an effective Lokpal Bill to combat corruption came out with contradicting versions.

Lokpal Bill drafting committee to meet today

June 20, 2011 at 10:45 AM

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Representatives of the government and civil society will meet here today to take the process of drafting an effective legislation to combat corruption forward.

Law Minister Moily to initiate reform in electoral system by December

June 13, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Guwahati, June 13 (ANI): Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily has announced the committee on electoral reforms will submit the draft proposal to the government either in the monsoon session of the Parliament or latest by December.

Veerappa Moily condoles demise of M.F. Husain

June 9, 2011 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has condoled the demise of M. F. Husain, one of India's best-known artists, who breathed his last at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London early this morning.

National Legal E-Library project to be launched on August 15

June 3, 2011 at 9:17 PM

New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): The 'National Legal E-Library' project of the Government is to be dedicated to the nation on August 15, 2011.

Lokpal Bill panellists agree on most issues, says Kapil Sibal

May 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM

New Delhi, May 23(ANI): Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, a member of the Lokpal Bill joint drafting committee, said that the panel - consisting of representatives of the Central government and the civil society - was in agreement over most issues, after its fourth meeting in New Delhi on Monday.

Moily calls financial crisis a 'Credit Tsunami'

May 21, 2011 at 2:05 PM

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Calling a financial crisis a 'Credit Tsunami', Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily has emphasised the need for a comprehensive legal mechanism to avoid a repeat of global financial crisis.

UP farmers stir: Rahul Gandhi arrested, released, Congress to protest

May 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), May 12 (ANI): Congress on Thursday vowed to continue with its protests against Uttar Pradesh Government's land acquisition policy after party general secretary Rahul Gandhi was arrested and then released following his visit to the Bhatta Parasul village in the Greater NOIDA area of the state to support agitating farmers.

Moily welcomes Supreme Court's order on Bhopal gas leak case

May 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss the curative petition filed by the nodal probe agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Bhopal gas leak case.

Moily calls for reduction of pending cases in courts

May 11, 2011 at 2:42 PM

New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has urged to the Chief Justice of India as well as to the chief justices of all high courts in the country to step up efforts towards reducing pendency in courts and improving justice delivery and legal reforms.

SC says no to interference in Lokpal bill drafting committee

April 29, 2011 at 3:45 AM

SC says no to interference in Lokpal bill drafting committee

Allahabad High Court issues notice to Centre over Lokpal Bill

April 20, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Lucknow, Apr 20 (ANI): The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Centre on a writ petition filed by advocate Asok Pande and social activist Nutan Thakur challenging the resolution issued by the government to constitute a Joint Committee on the Lokpal Bill.

Hazare needs good politicians by his side: Swamy

April 19, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Chennai, Apr 19 (ANI): Janata Party President and telecom scam petitioner Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare is surrounded by bogus NGOs, and added that he needs good politicians by his side.

Govt. reiterates its commitment to introduce strong Lokpal Bill

April 16, 2011 at 4:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Government on Saturday reiterated its commitment to introduce a strong Lok Pal Bill in the monsoon session of the Parliament.

Lokpal Bill: First joint drafting committee meet ends, next on May 2

April 16, 2011 at 3:23 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): The ten-member Joint Government-Civil Society Committee for drafting the anti-graft Lokpal Bill met here today for the first time.

Lokpal Bill drafting committee to meet today

April 16, 2011 at 10:46 AM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): The ten-member Joint Government-Civil Society Committee for drafting the anti-graft Lokpal Bill will hold its first meeting here today.

Lokpal Bill drafting committee to meet today

April 16, 2011 at 10:46 AM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): The ten-member Joint Government-Civil Society Committee for drafting the anti-graft Lokpal Bill will hold its first meeting here today.

Civil society activists to declare assets

April 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): With the first meeting of the of the newly-constituted Joint Committee comprising ministers and civil society activists to draft an effective Lokpal Bill to held tomorrow, the NGO India Against Corruption (IAC) has announced that the civil society members, who are a part of the panel will declare their assets on Friday.

Law Ministry to ensure no case remains pending beyond three years: Moily

April 15, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Lucknow, Apr 14 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Thursday said the law ministry in collaboration with the judiciary is working towards ensuring that no case remains pending beyond three years.

Drafting of Lokpal Bill to be videographed, says Anna Hazare

April 10, 2011 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10(ANI): Social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said that the process of drafting the Lokpal Bill would be videographed and made public to ensure complete transparency.

Drafting of Lokpal Bill requires legal expertise, says Shanti Bhushan

April 10, 2011 at 8:13 PM

NOIDA (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 10(ANI): Former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan, who is one of the members of the Lokpal Bill drafting committee, on Sunday defended himself over allegations of nepotism, a day after Baba Ramdev expressed displeasure over the composition of the 'Joint Government-Civil Society Committee' to draft the Bill.

Hazare aims to reach out to people over Lokpal Bill

April 10, 2011 at 3:27 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): A day after the government gave in to his demands for the formulation of the Lokpal Bill, veteran social activist Anna Hazare today said that he plans to travel throughout the country and use technology like SMS to address the concerns of the common man.

Lokpal Bill panel: Ramdev seems to have misunderstanding, says Hazare

April 10, 2011 at 1:23 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Defending the Lokpal Bill panel, Gandhian Anna Hazare responding to Baba Ramdev's allegations, said that he seems to have a bit of misunderstanding, which will be sorted out.

Manmohan Singh presiding over most corrupt government: Advani

April 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Thiruvananthapuram/ Kannur, Apr 10 (ANI): Stating that the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is leading the must corrupt government, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has said that his party wants the Lokpal Bill to be passed in the next session of Parliament.

Central Government issues official notification for committee to redraft Ombudsman bill

April 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): The Central Government has issued an official notification for the formation of a committee to redraft the Ombudsman Bill.

Government bends, Hazare ends fast

April 9, 2011 at 11:11 AM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): Social activist Anna Hazare has broken his fast after the government handed over a formal notification for the formation of a joint committee, comprising of government and civil society representatives to draft a Lokpal Bill.

Hazare fast: Deadlock over Lokpal Bill likely to end tomorrow

April 8, 2011 at 9:17 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8(ANI): The deadlock over the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill is likely to end tomorrow, social activist Anna Hazare said here on Friday.

Pawar gives into Hazare's demand, quits GoM on corruption

April 6, 2011 at 9:21 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Union Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday evening resigned from the Group of Ministers (GoM) meant to look into the amendments required in the Lokpal Bill.

UPA Govt. should take Hazare's fast seriously: Jaitley

April 6, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Guwahati, Apr 6 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday urged the Congress-led UPA Government to take veteran social activist Anna Hazare's indefinite fast over the demand to involve civil society in formulation of the anti-graft Lokpal (ombudsman) Bill very seriously.

Hazare fast: Moily says government open to suggestions on Lokpal

April 6, 2011 at 6:22 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said the government is open to public suggestions on the proposed Lokpal Bill and has not turned down the demand for setting up a joint committee.

Hazare rejects Pawar's offer to quit from Lokpal Bill GoM

April 6, 2011 at 5:43 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who is continuing with his hunger strike demanding enactment of an anti-corruption bill to give wider powers to the Ombudsman, on Wednesday rejected Union Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister Sharad Pawar's offer to quit from the Group of Ministers (GoM) meant to look into the amendments required in the Lokpal Bill.

Judicial Standard and Accountability Bill to bring more transparency: Moily

April 4, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Nagpur, Apr 4 (ANI): Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily has said the Judicial Standard and Accountability Bill slated to be presented before the monsoon session of the parliament would enhance transparency of the judicial system.

Indian lawmakers wish the cricket team luck

March 24, 2011 at 7:17 PM

New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): Lawmakers cut across party lines on Thursday to wish the Indian cricket team best of luck in the World Cup quarterfinal match against Australia that is being played at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, today.

Yeddyurappa-led delegation meets PM, demands special status for Hyderabad-Karnataka

March 21, 2011 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): An all-party delegation from Karnataka led by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here on Monday to demand special status for the Hyderabad-Karnataka area.

Moily terms BJP opportunistic on WikiLeaks expose

March 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Bangalore, Mar. 20 (ANI): Law Minister Veerappa Moily has described the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as opportunist after it demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh quit over the WikiLeaks 'cash for votes' expose.

K.V. Thomas calls for effective consumer dispute redressal machinery

March 14, 2011 at 9:33 PM

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Prof. K.V. Thomas has called for the effective functioning of consumer dispute redressal machinery in the country.

Govt. examining whether fresh legislation required for passive euthanasia: Moily

March 13, 2011 at 8:14 PM

New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Against the backdrop of the Supreme Court verdict, which rejected the petition filed by author Pinki Virani for the mercy killing of comatose nurse Aruna Shanbaug, Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily has said that the government is examining whether a fresh legislation is required to permit passive euthanasia.

Delhi to host consumer rights conference from March 14

March 12, 2011 at 6:02 PM

New Delhi, March 12 (ANI): A two-day conference of the Presidents, State Commissions and the Secretaries and Consumer Affairs of the State Governments/UT Administrations is being organised by the national consumer disputes redressal commission from Monday to mark 'World Consumer Rights Day'.

Moily wants a serious debate on euthanasia

March 7, 2011 at 5:33 PM

New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): After the Supreme Court rejected the petition filed by author Pinki Virani for the mercy killing of comatose nurse Aruna Shanbaug, Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Monday said there is a need for a serious debate regarding the matter.

Thomas ceases to be CVC, new CVC in due time: Moily

March 4, 2011 at 5:27 PM

New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday said a new Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) would be appointed in due course, and added that the government will issue a notification indicating that the post is vacant.

New Congress Working Committee announced

March 4, 2011 at 4:52 PM

New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday constituted a new Congress Working Committee (CWC), retaining key functionaries like Rahul Gandhi and Digvijay Singh.

Government respects SC judgement on Thomas, says Moily

March 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): Commenting on the Supreme Court's decision to set aside the appointment of PJ Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Thursday said the government respects the judgement of the apex court, which has termed his appointment as illegal.

Godhra train burning judgement does not justify riots: Moily

March 1, 2011 at 7:46 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said the verdict of the Ahmedabad special court in the 2002 Godhra case does not justify the riots that followed the train burning incident.

'State fund for election is possible', says Moily

February 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

New Delhi, Feb 26(ANI): Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday said that his ministry has a proposal on state funding of election and plans to go for a national consultation on it.

Centre scraps ISRO-Devas deal on S-band spectrum allocation

February 17, 2011 at 4:38 PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The controversial S-Band deal between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commercial wing Antrix and Devas Multimedia has finally been cancelled.

Moily disapproves Kerala MP's anti-judiciary remarks

February 15, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Bangalore, Feb 15 (ANI): Disapproving the remarks made by a Kerala MP against the judiciary, Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said everybody should respect the judiciary and should not pass such comments.

Income Tax returns: Moily defends former CJI Balakrishnan

February 15, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Bangalore, Feb 15 (ANI): Reacting on former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan's reported refusal to make Income Tax returns public, Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said the people, who have held such high positions should not be questioned.

IITs, IIMs witnessed drastic growth of 54 percent: Moily

February 15, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Bangalore, Feb 15 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said that apex institutions like the IITs and IIMs, which had expanded only one percent since last 45 years, have witnessed a drastic growth of 54 percent now due to the recommendation of 'Oversight Committee' of the Central Government.

Andhra CM welcomes Praja Rajyam-Congress merger

February 7, 2011 at 12:17 AM

Hyderabad, Feb.6 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday welcomed the merger between Praja Rajyam Party and the Congress party.

Praja Rajyam Party merges with Congress

February 6, 2011 at 11:33 PM

New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) chief and famed Telugu actor Chiranjeevi on Sunday announced his party's unconditional merger with the Sonia Gandhi-led Congress party here after ameeting at Gandhi's official 10, Janpath residence.

Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party to merge with Congress

February 6, 2011 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, Feb 6(ANI): Telegu cine star and Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) chief Chiranjeevi on Sunday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and announced that he will merge his party with the Congress to strengthen the relationship between the two parties in Andhra Pradesh.

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