December 11, 2017 4:57 pm

The dispute over Jerusalem runs much deeper, going back thousands of years when the territory was dethroned and claimed over and again by different communities and subcommunities, all in the name of God.

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December 9, 2017 3:14 pm

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon Meghalaya HC observation on humanity above religion and Gujarat HC's nod to a live-in of a inter-faith couple.

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December 8, 2017 8:34 am

“Is it tyrannical? Nowhere in advanced Muslim countries the personal law of each minority has been recognised as so sacrosanct as to prevent the enactment of a Civil Code,” Munshi had said.

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December 6, 2017 5:57 pm

“If the Drafting Committee was drifting, it was never without mastery over the situation. It was not merely angling with the off chance of catching a fish. It was searching in known waters to find the fish it was after. To be in search of something better is not the same as drifting,” Ambedkar said.

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December 6, 2017 3:24 pm

As we remember Ambedkar on occasion of his death anniversary, take this quiz to find out how well you know the man who has had one of the most significant impacts on Indian society and politics.

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December 6, 2017 9:13 am

For almost a decade before the Babri Masjid was demolished, Ayodhya had become a site of intense debate regarding what should be considered the truest history of the place.

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December 2, 2017 5:07 pm

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon the court's reaction to the woman claiming to be Jayalalithaa's daughter and commutation of a death sentence of a man convicted for rape and murder of niece.

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December 2, 2017 8:21 am

The IIT-B study also derived that wind potential is set to increase substantially over the next three decades, with Rameshwaram topping at 29 per cent higher wind energy generation capacity, followed by Jakhau (24 per cent) and Kanyakumari (19 per cent).

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December 8, 2017 8:30 am

Four countries, Malta, Germany, Finland and Australia legalised same-sex marriage in 2017. The first wedding in Australia will take place after a month when, the legislation shall take effect in the country.

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November 25, 2017 3:28 pm

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon the court presiding over the 'Barbie' song and its trademark issue.

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November 21, 2017 3:37 pm

“In case of a man of privilege, they say the law is too harsh; if it’s a poor, homeless boy, then you want a SOR and if it’s a minor, you say the child is too young,” says Vani.

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November 21, 2017 7:44 am

Before the 2007 judgment, the Ninth Schedule provided a protective shield to laws from the courts, especially during the Emergency. But now the Ninth schedule is open to judicial review.

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November 19, 2017 12:25 pm

Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon how Railways had to heavily compensate for an employee's weakened health during the job and how a caste cannot be changed post-marriage.

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November 17, 2017 5:40 pm

It is necessary to read the 'Padmavat' focusing on the time and social order in which it was composed and then analyse the corruption in interpretation it has gone through to finally become an episode of Rajput and Hindu pride.

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November 15, 2017 10:17 pm

Many food historians, such as Chitrita Banerjee, have corroborated the fact that prior to the 18th century, there is no documented evidence of chhena anywhere in India.

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November 14, 2017 4:15 pm

“A 11-month-old baby was recently operated after being raped. What is the magic stick to change the mindset of individuals who commit such crimes? It’s fear. We need immediate relief. Within six months of the crime committed, award them with death penalty,” Maliwal told indianexpress.com.

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November 14, 2017 3:57 pm

Nehru as a historian was at one level the curious philosopher trying to seek answers of the human present and future, and at another level, he was also the loving father who wished to present his daughter more than just good wishes on her thirteenth birthday.

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November 13, 2017 12:12 am

"Religious belief is most likely rooted in culture rather than in some primitive gut intuition," said Miguel Farias, Professor at the Oxford University.

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November 12, 2017 4:29 pm

When the Bolshevik party led by V I Lenin overthrew the Czarist monarchy and declared the formation of the first socialist state, the colonial world was particularly impressed by the brazenness of the act.

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November 7, 2017 6:18 pm

In order to better understand the kingdom’s latest face-off with its people, we need to reflect upon a long past of internal and external conflicts that affected the state boiling down to the recent event of naming of Prince Salman as crown prince.

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November 4, 2017 3:58 pm

“The sex maniacs are prowling in the society like wild wolves to quench their sinful bodily lust. They leave no stone un-turned. In this evil pursuit they even do not spare infants and children,” the Allahabad HC observed in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old.

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November 3, 2017 5:14 pm

The two guests giving an analogy, reverted that they enjoyed playing cricket in the playground of Eden though the playground Eden did not allow them to play cricket at a time, while one played in the morning, another played in the evening.

November 1, 2017 4:42 pm

Acknowledging the religious and educational autonomy of minorities, the Constitution did not specify the minorities explicitly, until 1992 when a legislation was drawn for the welfare of minorities.

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November 1, 2017 8:12 am

"..It means something and it is there because, for two hundred years, attempts have been made by foreign rulers to keep them in groups apart with their customs and other things in order that the foreigners' rule may be smooth. The rulers did not want that there should be any change."

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October 31, 2017 4:09 pm

If Patel was the one who laid out the initial framework for persuading the princes to join, it was his secretary, V.P. Menon, who did the actual groundwork of coaxing them. The final touch in the process was applied by the Viceroy Lord Mountbatten.

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October 31, 2017 12:17 pm

A selection of historical images of Sardar Patel from Kulwant Roy's work, as documented by Aditya Arya in the valuable visual archive History in the Making.

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October 28, 2017 4:26 pm

Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon why Vodafone had to pay a hefty fine to a former employee and how the Tamil author managed to lift a ban from his books.

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October 27, 2017 1:01 am

Seven decades after the probe into Gandhi's murder and the subsequent execution of the accused, a new petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of India challenging many facts in the case.

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October 26, 2017 12:12 pm

Crackers and fireworks up to nineteenth century India were probably quite expensive and hence commissioned mainly by the rulers for personal and citizen entertainment or by the economically well-to-do of the community.

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October 14, 2017 3:38 pm

Research suggests that the unpredictable, moving sparks are captivating to the human eye, since they is distinct from the reflected light we are used to seeing in routine earthly existence.

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October 12, 2017 3:43 pm

The Malabar rebellion, also known popularly as the Moplah rebellion, was an armed revolt staged by the Mappila Muslims of Kerala against the British authorities and their Hindu allies in 1921.

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October 18, 2017 5:01 pm

Here is a quiz testing your knowledge of the institution of slavery as it existed in India, the changes it went through over time and the contributions made by it to enrich our country’s history.

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October 11, 2017 11:01 am

While the fundamental rights guarantee equality for all despite sex, the forces are empowered to recruit on the basis of gender and change to gender changes the conditions of recruitment. However, there are countries that allow personnel to go through gender reassignment and continue service.

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October 9, 2017 6:44 pm

The most interesting case of the history of slavery in India is that of social mobility inherent in the institution as practised in many parts of the country, so much so that some of these slaves went on to become rulers, administrating over vast populations.

October 10, 2017 10:54 am

“The average New Yorker who carries a pistol cannot hit anything with it. Sudden passion and ready pistols lead to homicides almost innumerable.” - New York Tribune 1866

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October 6, 2017 2:53 pm

The British raj was helpless beyond a point to censor or repress American journalists, whose nationality served as an immunity of sorts and allowed them to spotlight Gandhi's activities and India's freedom struggle for the US and world.