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Yashwant congratulates Murmu: 'Hope she functions as custodian of Constitution without fear or favour'

July 21, 2022 10:42 pm

Sinha said his candidature had brought most Opposition parties on a common platform and hoped the Opposition unity would continue beyond the presidential election.

Not Bhagavad Gita, students need to be taught Constitution, writers urge Karnataka CM Bommai in open letter

March 30, 2022 6:04 pm

The letter urged the chief minister to withdraw the guidelines which ban Muslim girls to wear hijab at education institutions and prohibit Muslim shopkeepers from annual temple festivals.

Hands off the hijab, please

February 28, 2022 9:11 am

Every attempt at exclusion and discrimination must be met by holding on to the Constitution

What data tells us about the lives of the young Indians

February 19, 2022 8:15 am

Menaka Guruswamy writes: At one level, their lives mirror the lives of their grandparents. This has implications for the constitutional promise of a fraternal nation.

BJP MPs absent, Bills on UCC, amending Constitution Preamble not taken up

February 05, 2022 5:00 am

The Bill seeks to amend the Preamble of the Constitution to make certain changes — such as substituting the word “Socialist” with “Equitable”, and rephrasing the sentence “Equality of status and of opportunity and to promote among then all” with “Equality of status and of opportunity to be born, to be fed, to be educated, to get a job and to be treated with dignity”.

Preamble to Constitution is now in Indian sign language. Watch

January 27, 2022 11:00 am

With the aim of inclusion, the Constitution’s Preamble has been recreated in the Indian sign language by the Deaf Enabled Foundation.

Remember how the Constitution was brought into being

December 04, 2021 6:58 am

🔴 G. N. Devy writes: Tribal communities, workers, peasants, students and the common people braved imprisonment or bullets and fought for the dream of a freedom that would ensure justice and equality

Our Constitution, A Beacon of Freedom

November 28, 2021 7:41 am

🔴 Menaka Guruswamy writes: The Constitution’s endurance is rooted in our ability and commitment to the project of expanding freedom.

Rare copy of US Constitution sells at auction for $43 million

November 19, 2021 8:59 am

The extremely rare official first-edition printed copy of the US Constitution, which was adopted by America's founding fathers in Philadelphia in 1787.

Civil society is not the enemy

November 19, 2021 8:10 am

Aruna Roy writes: NSA Ajit Doval’s theory about 'fourth generation warfare' undermines Constitution, will do great harm to the nation’s security


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:

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".