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The Lieutenant Governor addressed his first press conference in three years.
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A month ago, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said in an interview to PTI that while there was the need for a debate on a "common" civil code in the country, the Bharatiya Janata...
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The judgement of the Supreme Court in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India conferred an overarching interpretation on the law of defamation, undermining free speech and rendering the law vulnerable to abuse. The court has upheld the constitutionality of criminal defamation, overlooking its historical background and the contemporary challenges to its application. Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C. Pant held that defamation is a reasonable restriction to the freedom of speech, and that imprisonment is a proportionate consequence of a deviation.
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An MP has to mandatorily conform to the diktat of the party, even when the interests of her/his constituents--the very people who voted her/him to uphold their interests--are being side-lined. In addition, non-ministerial MPs--including those from the ruling side--do not have definitive means to hold the executive accountable.
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The archaic custom of triple talaq has been recently challenged in the Supreme Court of India as illegal, unconstitutional and violative of Articles 14, 15, 21 and 25 of the Constitution of India. What's more, this abhorrent system of divorce was never encouraged by Islam, and specifically goes against the Quranic spirit.
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The government should understand that in a nation born of sedition, a charge of sedition is perhaps the most inspiring call you can give us. Using words like sedition betray your colonial and intellectually narrow mindsets. Both JNU and India will survive this shrieking, hysterical nationalist witch-hunt. If anything, a more liberal, resilient India will emerge with deeper commitment towards diversity and inclusiveness.
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My father is a retired Subedar Major of the Indian Army. When he saw you shouting slogans in support of terrorists, he turned off the television and left the room. He didn't say anything. But I knew what he was thinking. You were making a complete mockery of our defence forces. He was ashamed to serve you. Now let me exercise my freedom of speech: your actions were nothing but shameful and disgraceful...
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM -- Amid the row over Kerala's Sabarimala temple denying entry to women, Congre leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday a erted the Indian Constitution does not permit gender discriminat...
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Republic Day is all about celebrating our steadfast commitment to a common Constitution. It is about honouring how we have constantly, and successfully, repelled all external and internal pressures to make India a nation that follows the dogmas of a religion. One huge reason we should be happy about it is that the Constitution, as against religious scriptures, does not run the risk of being interpreted in hugely different ways. More importantly, words like "kill" and "destroy", so common in most holy books, are conspicuously absent from our Constitution.
NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court today questioned the age-old tradition of banning entry of women of menstrual age group in historic Sabarimala temple in Kerala, saying it cannot be done under the Const...
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MUMBAI -- Maharashtra government today justified in the Bombay High Court its decision to impose the ban on beef contending that the state was empowered to take such a step under the directive princip...
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NEW DELHI -- The Rajya Sabha will resume discu ion on 'Commitment to Constitution' while the Lok Sabha will discu the i ues related to intolerance in the country today during the Winter Se ion of the...
Finance minister Arun Jaitley is among the best orators in Parliament. On Friday, as the Rajya Sabha discu ed the constitution and intolerance, Jaitley delivered a fine performance during which he rem...
Speaking in the Lok Sabha in the two-day long special sitting of parliament to discu commitment to the constitution as part of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Home Mini...