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CONSTITUTION NEWS

SC to see if feasible to examine validity of '75 Emergency

December 15, 2020 4:08 am

A Bench headed by Justice S K Kaul issued notice to the Centre on a plea by a 94-year-old woman who submitted that she and her family were hounded by the authorities during the Emergency, forcing them to leave India.

Thailand votes on constitutional reforms amid protests

November 18, 2020 4:54 pm

Thai lawmakers are voting on possible changes to the country's constitution and the role of the monarchy. The move comes a day after Thailand saw its most violent anti-government protests since July.

Adityanath govt, Centre 'murdering' constitution, democracy: Newly-appointed UP BSP chief

November 16, 2020 5:21 pm

Uttar Pradesh BSP chief Bhim Rajbhar said the people of Uttar Pradesh are now looking towards BSP chief Mayawati as an alternative because the party believes in taking along every section of the society.

Opinion: A historic decision in Chile

October 27, 2020 5:59 pm

On Sunday, an overwhelming majority of Chileans voted to scrap the country's Pinochet-era constitution. However, this is only the first step in a long transformation process.

Socialism has been a handy weapon in successfully fighting COVID-19 pandemic

October 19, 2020 8:56 am

Countries more successful in curbing COVID-19 are welfare states, ruled by left-of-centre parties. There is a lesson here.

20th amendment to Sri Lanka's Constitution not perfect: Minister

September 10, 2020 6:10 pm

The 20th amendment will restore full executive powers to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over his older brother and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Constitution is our guiding light, says PM Modi at Mar Thoma church event

June 27, 2020 3:15 pm

The prime minister asserted that Government of India does not discriminate between faith, gender, caste, creed or language. "We are guided by the desire to empower 130 crore Indians and our guiding light is the Constitution of India," he told the gathering via video conference.

Unfreedom of press

April 23, 2020 11:24 am

Booking of photographer under UAPA, FIR on a newspaper report, send out a chilling message on free speech.

With 621-km human chain, Kerala pledges to protect Constitution

January 27, 2020 2:51 am

For the first time, several mosques joined the Republic Day celebrations by hoisting the tricolour and reading out the Preamble of the Constitution following a direction by the Kerala State Wakf Board to observe Republic Day.

We the People...

January 26, 2020 8:27 am

As India celebrates 71st Republic Day, Tricity residents tell The Indian Express what they think is the most important aspect of Preamble to the Constitution

CONSTITUTION VIDEOS

Congress given 38 minutes, BJP gets over 3 hours to speak on the no-confidence motion

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

The Telugu Desam Party has moved a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government. Here's the amount of time each party is allowed to speak on the issue. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Kanhaiya joined JNU to become a professor: Family members

February 21, 2016 2:20 pm

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar's family members, who are in the national capital to meet him, said Kanhaiya joined JNU as he wanted to be a college professor. Kanhaiya's grandfather said Kanhaiya was very much serious about being a professor and that was the reason he joined JNU. He added that they think his life is in danger and he should be given a tight security. Kanhaiya's brother said they have firm believe in the Constitution and the judiciary. He added that he is sure that Kanhaiya will be released soon.

We will restart Madeshi movement in positive direction, says Madeshi leader

February 10, 2016 3:42 pm

Nepal, Feb 10 (ANI): Sanyut Madeshi Andolan Samity leader, Matrika Prasad Yadav, resolved to restart the Madeshi movement which was called off earlier this week after five months of prolonged agitation by the Madeshi community. The Southern Terai region of Nepal was simmering with protests for the past five months as the ethnic Madeshis felt their interests were marginalized in the newly formed constitution that was promulgated in September last year. The Madeshis have been demanding redrawing of boundaries of new provinces, fixing of electoral constituencies on the basis of population and proportional representation in the newly adopted constitution. Political instability in Nepal led to huge economic losses to the country as all the border trade points were blocked by the protesters choking supply of essential commodities.

Congress, BJP lock horns over Arunachal Pradesh row

January 27, 2016 9:09 am

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Wednesday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh. He said that it is a “murder of constitution and democracy”. He said the duly elected government was not disturbed for many years, but as BJP came into power, it “gave money and destabilised” the state government. He accused BJP chief Amit Shah of political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh. Echoing similar sentiments, Congress legal cell head KC Mittal said the imposition of President rule in Arunachal Pradesh is totally uncalled for. He added that when the matter was in the Supreme Court, then the Centre should have not interfered. Mittal believed that this is not a constitutional crisis and has been totally made up. BJP leader Siddharthnath Singh, on the other hand, said the Congress just wanted to politicise each and every matter. He said the state government was taking cognizance of the matter and they are taking it seriously.

Three killed in fresh violence in Nepal

January 22, 2016 8:00 am

Nepal, Jan 22 (ANI): Three people were killed in southern Nepal on January 22 when police fired on protesters trying to disrupt a rival group's political gathering amid a deepening crisis over a new constitution. Nepal has been in turmoil since adopting its first republican constitution last September, with protesters in the lowland south saying the charter deprives them of a fair say in how the country is run. They have prevented supply trucks from entering from India and choked the landlocked Himalayan nation with a fuel shortage. Two people were killed at Rangeli, 215 km southeast of Kathmandu, when police fired at ethnic Madhesi activists to stop them from disrupting a gathering organized by the youth wing of Prime Minister K.P. Oli's political party. Eight others were also injured in the firing. It was the first deadly incident in more than a month.The United Madhesi Front, which is leading the protests, wants state boundaries to be redrawn to give their communities more power. The Front said this week that talks with government negotiators that started two weeks ago had become "meaningless".