Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

Constituent Assembly


Ambedkar Jayanti 2022: Date, importance and significance

April 13, 2022 2:37 pm

B. R. Ambedkar Jayanti 2022 date: Bhim Jayanti was first observed in 1928 by Janardan Sadashiv Ranapisay, and it was declared a public holiday in more than 25 Indian states and union territories.

The problem with Modi-centric discourse in Indian politics

January 14, 2022 5:50 pm

🔴 Subrata Mitra writes: Narrowing down the agenda to his personality pushes back conversations on structural issues of Indian polity and economy that require urgent addressing.

Ambedkar’s vision of nationalism had no room for parochialism

April 13, 2021 8:48 am

Ambedkar described nationality as “consciousness of kind, awareness of the existence of that tie of kinship”, as this is how people come close to each other and develop a sense of fraternity.

How the cow came to be debated in Constituent Assembly and why Article 48 was added to Constitution

January 24, 2022 2:22 pm

Ambedkar opposed the imposition of ban on cow slaughter as a fundamental right, Rajendra Prasad came up with Directive Principles of State Policy as a solution.

Explained: When can a Governor use his discretion, how has Supreme Court ruled?

July 29, 2020 8:46 am

The Rajasthan government crisis has brought into the spotlight the role of the Governor. When can a Governor summon the House? What are the powers vested in the office of the Governor, and what has the Supreme Court said?

Law panel’s ‘piecemeal’ approach on UCC: Here’s how the Constituent Assembly discussed this

December 08, 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.

Nextdoor Nepal: The foreign hand

February 07, 2015 12:21 am

But Nepal’s leaders cannot escape accountability for failing to deliver the constitution.

The detached governor

July 21, 2014 8:24 am

We need to scrap the loyalty test, restore dignity to the office.

Nepal Executive Chief summons House on Jan 22, President backs out

January 12, 2014 10:50 am

President Yadav and Regmi had been at loggerheads over the issue with both claiming their constitutional right to summon the House.

Nepal President lobbies for right to summon House

January 05, 2014 1:03 am

In 2008,then PM G P Koirala had summoned the inaugural session.