Maoists protest new Nepal Constitution, nearly 250 arrested

Nearly 250 hardline Maoists were on Friday arrested in Nepal as they torched vehicles and forced schools and shops to shut down in a nationwide strike against the drafting of a new Constitution and a deal between India and China to boost border trade through Lipu-Lekh Pass.

Maoists enforce shut down in Nepal against new Constitution

At least 75 activists of a Maoist faction in Nepal were on Friday arrested as they forced schools, public transport and markets to shut down in a nationwide strike called against the drafting of a new Constitution and an agreement between India and China to boost border trade through Lipu-Lekh Pass.

Constitution's secular character being used for religion-based politics: CIC

Secular character of the Indian Constitution is being used to promote religion-based politics, the Central Information Commission has said while making a stern observation on illegal religious structures.

J&K's special status cannot be altered: HC

In a landmark ruling, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has said that the sovereignty of the state remains "legally and constitutionally" intact and cannot be challenged, altered or abridged.

NC will fight tooth and nail move to dilute J&K special status: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said his National Conference (NC) would fight "tooth and nail" any attack on the special status of the state as provided in the Constitution.

Think-tank to challenge Article 35A in Supreme Court

A think-tank close to the RSS is planning to approach the Supreme Court to challenge Article 35A of Constitution, which, it claims, allows the state of Jammu and Kashmir to grant special privileges and rights to permanent residents but denies rights to several others who too have genuine claims.

Strategic arrest on Friday night violation of Constitution: CIC

Strategically arresting people on Friday night to deprive them a court hearing till Monday is a violation of the Constitution, the Central Information Commission has held.

Setback for Suu Kyi, Myanmar Parliament rejects charter change
Setback for Suu Kyi, Myanmar Parliament rejects charter change

Myanmar's Parliament on Thursday dealt a decisive blow to Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes for changing the junta-era constitution that bars her from the presidency ahead of landmark elections, voting down a bill that would have ended the military's effective veto on charter change.

Top Nepal court issues stay order on charter deal

Nepal`s supreme court on Friday issued an order to halt the implementation of an agreement on a long-awaited new constitution, which had promised to end years of political limbo in the impoverished nation.

Acted as per Constitution to better conditions in UP: Ram Naik

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, who has been at loggerheads with Samajwadi Party over several issues ever since he took over the gubernatorial post last year, has said he used the powers vested in him under the Constitution to improve the condition of the state.

Nepal parties inching closer to new constitution

  Nepal`s major political parties appeared inching closer to a consensus on the country`s new constitution following an agreement on Monday to set up a national government to cope with the challenges posed by the April 25 devastating earthquake and its aftermath.

Delhi LG Najeeb Jung briefs MHA about row with CM Arvind Kejriwal

Amid a row over appointment of Delhi's Acting Chief Secretary, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has briefed the Home Ministry, which is directly responsible for the capital's administration, even as Union Home Secretary LC Goyal said his ministry has nothing to do with the issue.

Should elected CM have no say in selection? asks Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter
Should elected CM have no say in selection? asks Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter

As the tussle between between lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung and Arvind Kejriwal grew over appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as the acting state Chief Secretary, the CM asked Delhiites whether he should be given a free hand to choose his team of officers or not.

Work 'within Constitution', angry Arvind Kejriwal tells LG Jung

In a scathing diatribe against Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday asked him to review his "questionable" decision to appoint Shakuntala Gamlin as acting Chief Secretary of Delhi and work within the "confines" of the Constitution.

Chief Secy appointment row: Delhi LG responds to Kejriwal's letter, says he's conscious of his duties
Chief Secy appointment row: Delhi LG responds to Kejriwal's letter, says he's conscious of his duties

In a scathing attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the row over appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as the acting state Chief Secretary, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung said on Saturday that he is fully conscious of his duties.

Nepal political parties unite for early Constitution

 Nepal's warring political parties united by the killer quake have agreed to set aside differences over the long-pending constitution and work towards its early promulgation.

Smaller parties unhappy with Sri Lanka electoral reform plan

Sri Lanka's smaller political parties representing minority communities have expressed opposition to the proposed 20th amendment to the Constitution which incorporates reforms to the electoral system.

Rijiju advises Delhi LG, CM Kejriwal to work as per Constitution

The Centre on Monday advised Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to work as per the Constitution while discharging their respective responsibilities.

Delhi's Lt Governor, CM need to work as per Constitution: Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Monday urged both Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to work as per the Constitution in the discharge of their governance-related duties.

Sri Lanka: 19A only half way measure to abolish executive presidency

A key amendment adopted by the Sri Lankan Parliament last week is only a halfway measure towards abolishing executive presidency as only 60 to 65 percent of powers of the top post have been reduced, according to an architect of the legislation.