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10 interesting facts about Constitution which every Indian must know

10 interesting facts about Constitution which every Indian must know

On the occasion of the first Constitution Day we bring you some interesting facts about it.



'Nepal to unveil new Constitution on Sept 20'

 Nepal on Tuesday said it will unveil its long-awaited new Constitution on September 20, despite the ongoing deadly protests by minority groups over the proposed federal structure.

Hindu protesters clash with police in Nepal's capital

About 500 protesters demanding Nepal be declared a Hindu state in the new Constitution have clashed with police in the capital.

Sushma Swaraj meets former Nepal PM Prachanda

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is popularly called 'Prachanda', in the national capital on Wednesday.

First draft of Nepal constitution to be presented in Parliament

In a major breakthrough, Nepal's Drafting Committee has endorsed the first draft of the long- pending constitution, which if promulgated would recognise the country as "secular, inclusive and multi-ethnic" for the first time.

Nepal parties ink historic agreement

The four major political parties of Nepal on Monday night inked a 16-point agreement to federate the country into eight federal provinces, paving the way for the promulgation of a new constitution.

Nepal PM Koirala invites opposition for talks on Constitution

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday invited agitating opposition parties for a "meaningful dialogue" to resolve the political stalemate over Constitution drafting process, but UCPN-Maoist dismissed it as "vague".

Fresh deadline for Nepal's new Constitution extended by 5 days

Nepal on Thursday extended by five days a fresh deadline to draft the country's new constitution, much delayed due to lack of consensus among political parties over contentious issues.

Nepal: Koirala to meet opposition parties to resolve political crisis

Seeking to resolve the lingering political crisis in Nepal, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has initiated talks with UCPN-Maoist chairman Prachanda, Madhesi leaders and opposition parties.

Nepal to vote on Constitution, opposition calls for protests

Nepal's Constituent Assembly Chairman on Sunday took a step towards voting on the Constitution setting aside opposition demands of consensus for framing the document, even as the Maoists-led alliance vowed fresh protests against the move, deepening the political turmoil.

Obama given copy of US telegram to India's Constituent Assembly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday gifted US President Barack Obama a copy of the first telegram from America to India's Constituent Assembly.

Maoists apologise for Constituent Assembly brawl in Nepal

Maoist supremo Prachanda on Wednesday apologised for his party's role in the Constituent Assembly brawl in Nepal that injured 14 people and admitted that it was a "mistake" but remained adamant on contentious issues of Constitution drafting.

Nepali lawmakers submit signatures demanding voting

More than two-thirds of lawmakers in Nepal`s Constituent Assembly on Friday petitioned chairman Subhas Chandra Nembang to promulgate the country`s new Constitution through voting.

Nepal Constitution drafting possible within deadline: CA chairman

 The chairman of Nepal's Constituent Assembly today asked political parties to make "sincere efforts" in reaching consensus on Constitution drafting and expressed confidence that a January deadline for promulgating the statuette was possible.

Bhattarai submits Constitution committee's report to Parliament

Amidst serious differences among political parties regarding the key issues of Nepal's new Constitution, a crucial report was on Friday submitted to the Constituent Assembly for discussions on the statute, to be promulgated by January next year.

Nepal President asks for timely promulgation of constitution

Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav on Saturday asked the Constituent Assembly members and leaders of all political parties to fulfil their commitment of promulgating the constitution within the set deadline of January next year.

India, Nepal to firm up power trading pact soon

India and Nepal are likely to firm up an agreement on power trading soon amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s emphasis that cooperation in this sector will be beneficial to both countries.

Kathmandu chants `Har Har Modi` as PM makes impromptu halt to talk to locals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made an impromptu halt in a busy market in the heart of the Nepalese capital here during which he interacted with local people, just as he had done in Bhutan on his first foreign visit.

PM Narendra Modi showers Nepal with $1 billion Concessional Line of Credit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his official two-day visit to Nepal on Sunday on a first bilateral visit by an Indian PM in the last 17 years.

Nepal to fast-track drafting of new constitution

Nepal`s constitution drafting body, the Constituent Assembly, is preparing to adopt a fast-track model to promulgate a new constitution for the country within the next 11 months.