Constitution

Tripura speaker recognises six TMC deserters as BJP MLAs

Tripura speaker recognises six TMC deserters as BJP MLAs

The BJP, which failed to open its account in Tripura in the 2013 Assembly polls, now has six MLAs, with Speaker R C Debnath recognising the lawmakers, who deserted the TMC, as members of the saffron party, a top official said on Sunday. 

Dec 10, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
Make Constitution meaningful: Kovind

Make Constitution meaningful: Kovind

"The Constitution empowers the people as much as people empower the Constitution and what they have done to uphold the Constitutional values," the President said.

Nov 26, 2017, 19:45 PM IST
No compromise on fundamental rights, says Chief Justice of India

No compromise on fundamental rights, says Chief Justice of India

The National Law Day is marked on November 26.

Nov 26, 2017, 19:15 PM IST
UGC directs varsities to commemorate Constitution Day on Nov 26

UGC directs varsities to commemorate Constitution Day on Nov 26

From reading out the Preamble in morning assemblies to organising lectures on fundamental duties, the varsities across the country have been asked to conduct a series of activities in the run up to the day.

Nov 25, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Congress suggestions on Patidar quota as per Constitution: Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that his party's suggestions on providing quotas to Patidars in poll-bound Gujarat was "as per the Constitution".

Nov 22, 2017, 21:13 PM IST

Catalan parliament Speaker walks free from Spanish jail

The speaker of Catalonia`s Parliament, who had presided over votes to allow a separatist referendum and the region`s declaration of independence from the rest of Spain, left jail on Friday after raising bail as stipulated by a Supreme Court judge who set paying a financial bond as a condition for her release.

Nov 11, 2017, 08:44 AM IST
A debate in parliament can't take away judiciary's power, asserts Supreme Court

A debate in parliament can't take away judiciary's power, asserts Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday has asserted its authority under Constitution saying that the Parliamentarian debates cannot take away its powers.

Oct 26, 2017, 15:18 PM IST
Donald Trump mulls new order to replace travel ban, no decision yet

Donald Trump mulls new order to replace travel ban, no decision yet

President Donald Trump is considering a new order to replace his soon-to-expire travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that would be tailored on a country-by-country basis to protect the United States from attacks, U.S. officials said on Friday.

Sep 23, 2017, 06:13 AM IST
'Goddess' handled ministries in ancient India, says Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

'Goddess' handled ministries in ancient India, says Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that in ancient India ministries were operated by 'devis'.

Sep 22, 2017, 17:31 PM IST
CBSE holds schools responsible for student safety, issues new guidelines

CBSE holds schools responsible for student safety, issues new guidelines

The guidelines come amid increased concerns about the safety of students in school premises following the killing of a seven-year-old student in a Gurgaon school and the rape of a five-year-old girl by a school peon in Delhi.

Sep 14, 2017, 19:17 PM IST

NEET issue; lawyers demand that education be shifted to state list

The lawyers demanded that both the Centre and State governments take steps to remove education from concurrent list and bring it under the state subject.

Sep 07, 2017, 19:16 PM IST

SC refuses urgent listing of plea for review of NJAC verdict

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to accord urgent listing of a plea seeking review of its 2015 verdict striking down the NJAC Act and the Constitution (99th Amendment) Act, 2014, leading to the revival of the collegium system of appointment of judges.

Aug 30, 2017, 16:12 PM IST
Tech giants will learn to respect Indian laws: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Tech giants will learn to respect Indian laws: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Technological giants will learn to respect laws of India, Union IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday but acknowledged that companies like Google and Facebook are empowering Indians.

Aug 24, 2017, 21:49 PM IST
Right to privacy is 'subject to reasonable restrictions', says Prasad after SC verdict

Right to privacy is 'subject to reasonable restrictions', says Prasad after SC verdict

The government on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court verdict that declared the right to privacy a fundamental right under the Constitution. 

Aug 24, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Rahul Gandhil says BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution

Rahul Gandhil says BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution

Gandhi said the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) was aware that with its ideology it would not win elections and that was the reason why they were placing their men in every institution — bureaucracy, media and universities.

Aug 17, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Will any court punish Pervez Musharraf for subverting constitution, asks Nawaz Sharif

Will any court punish Pervez Musharraf for subverting constitution, asks Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan`s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his first interaction with the media a week after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court, on Saturday asked if any court in the country will ever punish former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Aug 05, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

BJP takes serious note of MPs absence, warns against recurrence

At the last week's BJP Parliamentary Party meeting too, the Prime Minister had expressed concern over the absence of MPs during Parliament sittings. 

Aug 01, 2017, 17:13 PM IST

Venezuela opposition calls new protests for Monday

Venezuela`s opposition called for new protests Monday and Wednesday against the inauguration of a powerful new Assembly that embattled President Nicolas Maduro has tasked with writing a new Constitution.

Jul 31, 2017, 07:38 AM IST

Toll in Venezuela protests reach 107

Venezuelans are scheduled to cast their vote for more than 500 members of the National Constituent Assembly.

Jul 28, 2017, 11:44 AM IST

Death toll rises as Venezuela strike enters second day

Venezuela`s opposition kicked off a second day of a general strike on Thursday after a day of street protests left three people dead, in an intensifying showdown over President Nicolas Maduro`s plan to rewrite the nation`s constitution.

Jul 27, 2017, 21:51 PM IST