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Sunday, December 15, 2019



Govt dusts off Emergency-era provision on basic duties

November 23, 2019 7:06 am

Only one of the 11 fundamental duties mentioned under Article 51A was inducted during the Vajpayee government as the 86th Constitution Amendment in 2002 about educational opportunities for children.

Babasaheb’s warning: In politics, hero-worship is a path to degradation and eventual dictatorship

October 15, 2019 9:55 am

Ambedkar emphasised that this caution is far more necessary in the case of India. For in India, bhakti, or what may be called the path of devotion or hero-worship, plays a part in politics, unequalled in magnitude by the part it plays in the politics of any other country.

Article 370 temporary provision in Constitution, Govt tells Rajya Sabha

July 10, 2019 6:27 pm

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told the Rajya Sabha that at present, Article 370 is contained as a temporary provision with respect to Jammu and Kashmir in Part XXI (Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions) of the Constitution.

Morning Constitutionals

March 30, 2019 1:24 pm

Nine judgements promise a great juristic future – unless mediocrity catches up with them.

The mediation trap

March 11, 2019 12:31 am

Framing of the arbitration in Ayodhya dispute as an attempt at reconciliation raises questions.

Out of My Mind: Power of Centre against that of states

February 10, 2019 12:19 am

The Government of India Act 1935 was the basis for the 1946 elections which created the Legislative Assembly which became the Constituent Assembly. Partition changed everything.

No state has implemented Schedule V fully: Tribal activist

January 07, 2019 2:44 am

“What Lodhi and Mughal dynasties or the Britishers did not do to us (tribals), the Indian government is doing today through force of law. Schedule V of the Constitution is in our favour, but not in a single state it has been implemented with full effect,” Jayant Munda said.

The country’s counsel

January 04, 2019 12:00 am

The Attorney-General for India is an independent law officer who is mandated to uphold the Constitution and is obliged to speak truth to power.

It's not the Hindu who's in danger in this country, it's the Constitution: Kanhaiya Kumar

December 24, 2018 5:10 pm

"Yeh log dangai hai (these people are rioters). When Modi was asked after 2002 Gujarat riots why he doesn't visit the relief camps, he had said what's the point in going to children-producing mine," Kanhaiya Kumar said.

Republic’s Sentinel

November 16, 2018 12:50 am

President Narayanan’s idea of India centred on sanctity of constitutional values


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

July 20, 2018 8:00 am

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".