Indian Constitution

72nd Independence Day: After years of diminishing ethos, India is rising and it will not stop

As we enter 72nd year of our independence, several important questions come to the mind. 71 years is not a long time in the history of a nation, not …


In Dalit outreach mode, BJP to hold national executive at Delhi’s Ambedkar centre

<b>Party also set to discuss ways to court Dalits; latest meeting expected to be last before 2019 polls.</b><p><b>New Delhi:</b> The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is …


Simultaneous polls not possible without legal framework, says Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat

More VVPAT machines are needed if the government wants to conduct 11 state elections simultaneously with Lok Sabha polls in 2019, he said.<p>Chief …

India News

This Is How J&K Women Obtained Full Citizenship Of Their State: A Short Story

Now, the government is trying to prevent daughters of the daughters of the state from marrying outsiders.


CPI-M desists from calling Somnath 'comrade' in condolence note

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday issued a brief condolence message on the death of veteran Communist leader and former lok Sabha Speaker …


Finally, CPI(M) mourns Somnath but skips mention of his ties with party

Prakash Karat-led CPI(M) expelled Chatterjee when he refused to quit as Lok Sabha Speaker over the Indo-US civil nuclear deal in 2008


‘On the Day of Independence, Am I Free?’

I am a modern independent woman – I have a job, money in the bank, a roof over my head, food in the fridge and some clothes and shoes. I also have a …

Opinion (India)

Day in Photos - August 13: Jammu Flash Floods; Taiwan Hospital Fire; Congress Protest

India | PTI | August 13, 2018, 5:11 pm<p>1/ 10<p>Jammu: A view of a damaged road following a flash flood, triggered by heavy rains, at Janipur area of …


Aditya Verma to file petition questioning CoA's functioning

A few days after the Supreme Court approved a new constitution for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Aditya Verma is set to file a …


Constitution burning: Cops arrest 40-year-old in Delhi

On August 10, police said, the national in-charge of Akhil Bharita Bheem Sena, Anil Tanwar, had lodged a complaint regarding the alleged incident.<p>By: …

India News

Why this year’s Independence Day is not just another date of record

The next seven decades will overlap with the lifespan of 65% of India, which at the moment is less than 35 years of age. If not the country, we …


Copy of Constitution Burnt at Behest of Those in Power: Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday, 12 August, said that the burning of a copy of the Constitution of India was done at the behest …


Opinion | Don’t dilute Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Illustration: Livemint<p>Policy entropy is usually a slow process. The sheer scale of the bad loans problem has ensured that attempts to chip away at …

Business (India)

‘Jawaharlal Nehru was not a Pandit, he ate beef and pork,’ claims Rajasthan BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja

In July, Ahuja, who is no stranger to controversy, had claimed that cow slaughter is a bigger crime than terrorism.<p>Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party …

India News

‘I will fight for Article 35A till I go down in my grave,’ says former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah

He warned that if the Article 35A is tinkered with, the fallout will be difficult to control.<p>Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah …

India News

DDCA conundrum: Rajat Bhatia, Parvinder Awana not qualified to be selectors

The Supreme Court order on new BCCI constitution has put the DDCA in a fix as two of its newly-appointed selectors -- Rajat Bhatia and Parvinder …


Triple talaq bill not tabled in Rajya Sabha, likely to be taken up in next session of Parliament

Upper House chairperson Venkaiah Naidu said no consensus could be built around it.<p>The government has decided to not introduce the triple talaq bill …

India News

Constitutional Rights in Kashmir are Worth Defending

How many people in Kashmir know how Article 35 A, about which they are raising such a hue and cry, came into being? Do they know what a difficult …


'If you're for azadi, why seek Article 35A?' BJP asks separatists

On the day separatists upped the ante on Article 35A, the BJP launched a counter offensive calling the state subject law a major cause for the gender …


The republic wants to know

Mulk’s power lies in the questions it asks of the Indian State and those that comprise it

Business (India)

BCCI, Jaypee Verdicts Suggest SC May Be Moving Away From Excess Activism

Snapshot<p>The Supreme Court is now sending back cases to the right fora after needlessly trying to make the law using its special powers under Article …

Tamil Nadu

Outfit booked for burning Constitution's copy

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday registered an FIR against an organization 'Youth for Equality' for burning a copy of the Constitution …


Judgement has taken out the foundation stone

Justice R.M. Lodha, chief architect of the cricket administration reforms in the country, is a ‘disappointed’ man following the ruling on Thursday by …


MSK Prasad-led national selection panel unlikely to get extension once BCCI's new constitution is adopted- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

<b>New Delhi:</b> The three-member senior national selection panel, led by MSK Prasad, is unlikely to continue once the new BCCI constitution is formally …


Punjab government to seek review of SC order on DGP's appointment

The Punjab government has decided to seek a review of the Supreme Court order of July 3, 2018, directing states to choose and appoint their director …


Data protection law will be a big boost to outsourcing and data processing industry

In a digital age, where vast amounts of personal data are transferred at high speeds in virtual environments, the discussion around data protection …


SC/ST Commission summons Aligarh Muslim University VC

New Delhi, Aug 8: The government does not want to leave any chance to please Dalit community in the election as the decision of Aligarh Muslim …


Article 35A: Debate On J&K’s Special Status Is A Ticking Time Bomb

Charu Walikhanna desires to build a house in Jammu and Kashmir to rediscover her Kashmiri Pandit roots. But her marriage to a non-Kashmiri demotes …


No Woman Loses Property Right In J&K If She Marries A Non-State Subject

As the debate rages on about the Article 35A, Jammu and Kashmir continues to be on the edge. Many outside the state are enthusiastic, thinking that …


What is Article 35A and why J&K is up in arms against attempts to ‘fiddle’ with it

<b>The SC is set to hear petitions calling for the scrapping of the provision, which has raised fears in the Valley</b><p><b>New Delhi:</b> On 7 August, the Supreme …