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"The society's wellbeing depends on votes. Therefore, love and affection towards the vote and daughters should be similar."
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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, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday asserted the Indian Constitution does not permit gender discrimin...
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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 discussion on 'Commitment to Constitution' while the Lok Sabha will discuss the issues related to intolerance in the country today during the Winter Session of...
Finance minister Arun Jaitley is among the best orators in Parliament. On Friday, as the Rajya Sabha discussed the constitution and intolerance, Jaitley delivered a fine performance during which he re...
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Speaking in the Lok Sabha in the two-day long special sitting of parliament to discuss commitment to the constitution as part of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Home Min...
There is no need to rename India as Bharat, the government has told the Supreme Court, according to the Indian Express. The Article 1 (1) of the Constitution says that "name and territory of the Unio...
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The Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling today, said that the recently-framed National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), whereby government sought have a say in the appointment of judges, is 'un...
SRINAGAR -- The Jammu and Kashmir High Court ruled that Article 370, granting special status to the state, has assumed place of permanence in the Constitution and the feature is beyond amendment, repe...
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KATHMANDU -- The Madhesi parties, who have been protesting against the newly-promulgated Constitution, have agreed to hold talks with the Government on Tuesday to find an end to the impasse and find a...
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India's messages on the Nepal Constitution made conspiracy theories come to life. The rumours that Madhes-based parties were using India to stall half of the nation by using violence as a means of protest seemed truer than before. Many started seeing these parties as pawns to India's bigger plans. And when India tried to force the government to incorporate the demands of these small parties, it exacerbated the fears of many Nepalis. With this came hyper-nationalism, the "imagined enemy" that the radical Left had been creating for a long time.
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History and biography are two significant genres which mainstream Indian cinema (Bollywood) has almost consistently neglected. Not that other genres have been represented well; we have very few noteworthy fantasy, science or sports movies. But when a deep-rooted, vibrant and impactful medium like cinema cannot do justice to the history and people of its exceptional country, that perhaps doesn't augur well for society.
The Opposition today raised a hue and cry over a Union minister's call for a debate on the words 'secular and socialist' in the preamble of the Constitution but government ruled out any proposal to re...