Uphold constitution, protect fundamental rights: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday told a visiting group of law students to "uphold the constitution" and "protect fundamental rights of the people under all circumstances," a statement by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Constitution, statecraft cannot be rigid in a democracy: Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said neither the Constitution nor the basic principles of statecraft can remain rigid and stagnant in a vibrant democracy. Mukherjee was addressing a group of LLB students of Hooghly Mohsin College of West Bengal who had called on him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Demands raised by Khan, Qadri are `unconstitutional`: Pak court

A court here has ruled that the demands raised by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri are "unconstitutional" and warned them that "legal action" will be initiated in case of violation of the Constitution during their protest marches.

Philippine leader may seek controversial second term

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the Constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by dictatorship.

RSS Chief under attack for "Hindus" comments

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday came in for flak from non-BJP parties for his suggestion that all Hindustanis are Hindus with many leaders wondering if he has read the Constitution and really believes in it.

Myanmar Parliament to scrutinise Suu Kyi charter change bid

Myanmar`s parliament could consider a petition by Aung San Suu Kyi`s opposition calling for an end to the army`s veto on amending the constitution in the former junta-ruled nation, the house speaker said today.

Nepal gay community demands equal rights in new Constitution

Nearly one thousand transgenders today paraded on streets of Kathmandu demanding equal rights and opportunities in the new Constitution for more than 800,000 gays and lesbians in Nepal.

Bhagavad Gita should be taught in schools, declare it as national book: RSS ideologue

Backing Supreme Court Judge Justice A R Dave over his call to teach Gita in schools, a leading RSS ideologue on Wednesday said the work is not a mere religious scripture but a spiritual and philosophic classic and called for it to be declared the "national book."

Maoists form alliance to draft a pro-communist constitution

Nepal`s five leftist parties today announced a working alliance to exert pressure on major parties in the Constituent Assembly to draft a constitution in line with the ideology of China`s communist leader Mao Zedong.

Govt to follow constitution, Governors should `follow conscience`: Javadekar

The BJP-led NDA government will follow the Constitution on change of state Governors, but Governors and other political appointees should `follow their conscience,`Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (Independent charge), Prakash Javadekar said here today.

Nepali Congress warns against sabotage of democracy

Nepal`s Vice President Ramchandra Poudyal has called upon the government to speed up the drafting of the constitution and implement it by November, warning that "anti-democratic forces" are attempting to foil its completion.

Libya`s Supreme Court rules election of PM violates constitution

Libya`s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that parliament`s election of Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq a month ago was "unconstitutional", state television said.

Libya`s Supreme Court rules election of PM violates constitution

Maiteeq`s appointment as head of Libya`s interim government followed a chaotic vote and was disputed by some lawmakers and judicial experts. 

Article 370 – Key points

As per Article 370, all provisions of the Constitution which are applicable to other states cannot be applied to Jammu and Kashmir unless the state Assembly approves it.

Original Constitution had images of Lord Ram: BJP leader

Defending the use of image of Lord Ram as a backdrop during Narendra Modi`s rally in Faizabad, BJP Tuesday said even the original copies of the Constitution had images of Hindu deities.

Japan split over revision to pacifist constitution

Japan is marking the 67th anniversary of its postwar constitution with growing debate over whether to revise the war-renouncing charter in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s push for an expanded role for the military.

Chile amends constitution to allow expat voting

Chile has reformed its constitution to give voting rights to citizens living outside the country.

Samajwadi word in name of ambulance service taken from Constitution: Akhilesh

Following objection by EC on use of word `Samajwadi` in the name of an ambulance service being run in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today defended the name saying that the word was derived from the Constitution.

Swamy raises questions on proposed draft ordinances

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday termed the proposed draft ordinances "ultra vires" of the Constitution and urged President Pranab Mukherjee to seek legal opinion before promulgating them.

Nepal parties mull `fast track` approach for new Constitution

Nepal`s political parties are mulling a proposal to adopt a "fast track" approach for promulgating a new Constitution within a year to end political uncertainty in the country.