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Explained: The Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh cases in Supreme Court on OBC quota in local body polls

May 20, 2022 1:44 pm

On what basis has the Supreme Court cleared local body elections in Madhya Pradesh? What is the legal position in the case of Maharashtra now? Why are states so keen to hold these elections — and what is the problem with collecting the OBC data?

Explained: The story of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict A G Perarivalan, and his mother

May 19, 2022 8:28 am

A G Perarivalan was sentenced to death by a TADA court in 1998 in the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case, and the sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1999.

Explained: Why Puducherry's Jipmer became a venue of 'Hindi-imposition' protests

May 10, 2022 8:08 pm

Over 500 DMK workers, including four MLAs, were arrested over the protest in Puducherry. We explain what led to the agitation.

Politics over process in Bagga arrest: Why this can set a bad precedent

May 07, 2022 11:52 am

The Bagga case has shown how bitter politics transforms a routine procedure into a full-blown inter-state row and sets a disturbing precedent for states to prevent arrest by another state or the Centre.

Explained: Were Punjab Police right in arresting BJP leader Tajinder Singh Bagga?

May 07, 2022 7:29 am

BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga's arrest has led to Delhi police filing a case against Punjab police. What rules govern an arrest by police of one state in another, and what procedures are followed?

Explained: What changes to J&K constituencies mean

May 06, 2022 10:34 am

J&K delimitation: Delimitation panel report has added 6 Assembly seats to Jammu, 1 to Kashmir, and redrawn Assembly as well as Lok Sabha seats. What will the impact be?

Explained: Who are the Hattis of Himachal Pradesh, and why do they want ST status?

April 29, 2022 12:26 pm

Coming in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Himachal this year, the Centre's assurance to 'favourably consider' the Hatti community's inclusion among Scheduled Tribes has political significance. We explain the context and the implications of the move.

Explained: The PIL against the lifetime status of 'Cabinet minister' to Goa's Pratapsingh Rane

April 26, 2022 9:37 am

Ahead of the February Assembly election, the BJP govt had honoured the veteran Congress leader for his 50 years as MLA. A case in the HC now says it violated the 91st Amendment

Explained: The Karnataka PSI recruitment scam in which a BJP leader's house was raided

April 21, 2022 7:47 am

What is the PSI recruitment scam and how was the fraud unearthed? The Indian Express explains.

Explained: What power consumers make of AAP's free 300 unit announcement

April 19, 2022 12:42 pm

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has announced 300 free units of electricity for consumers across the state. A look at the nitty-gritties of AAP's plan, and how the state power department is approaching the July 1 deadline.