Implement solemn assurances given in Constitution: President Pranab

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked the civil servants to implement solemn assurances given in the Constitution which guarantees justice, liberty and equality for all during their services.

Govt to start wider consultations on Uniform Civil Code

Government Friday said it will move on implementation of the controversial Uniform Civil Code as per the spirit of the Constitution and will start at the earliest the process wider consultations for a consensus.

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.

No Nepal constitution without consensus, says Prachanda

 CPN-Maoist leader Prachanda on Saturday warned that it would not be possible to draft the new Nepal Constitution without consensus from all the political parties.

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.

Constitution does not permit coins with religious symbols: Delhi HC

 The Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre's step to commemorate religious events by issuing coins having pictures of deities embossed on them observing that "our Constitution does not permit this".

Steps in education will be as per spirit of Constitution: Irani

Seeking to allay apprehensions about saffronisation in education, government on Monday asserted in Parliament that every decision in this field will be taken as per the "spirit of the Constitution".

Myanmar: Suu Kyi party admits `cannot win` fight to change Constitution

Aung San Suu Kyi`s opposition party on Wednesday admitted it "cannot win" its battle to scrap parts of a junta-era Constitution that bars her from Myanmar`s presidency, decrying a parliamentary decision to postpone amendments until after 2015 elections.

Don't consider govt's flexibility as weakness: Nepal PM Sushil Koirala

Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday asked the Maoists not to hinder the process of drafting the new Constitution, saying the government's flexibility on the issue should not be seen as its weakness.

Burkina Faso transition talks off to rocky start

Talks on forming a transition government in Burkina Faso began Saturday with the army at first declining to join, while ousted leader Blaise Compaore accused his opponents of jointly plotting his overthrow.

Nepal's opposition parties rejects proposals on Constitution

Nepal's opposition parties on Tuesday rejected the joint proposals suggested by the ruling parties on contentious issues like state restructuring and system of governance for the new Constitution, saying they went against the spirit of ethnic identity based federal system.

Nepal parties agree on constitution deal

 Nepal's ruling parties today reached an agreement on major contentious issues of the new constitution that will be promulgated by January next year.

J&K CEO asks political parties to respect poll code

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umang Narulla on Monday asked political parties in the state to adhere to the Model Code of Conduct and make sure their manifestos do not contain anything "repugnant" to the ideals and principles enshrined in the Constitution.

Nepal parties start dialogue on new constitution

Nepal`s major political parties have started decisive talks on the issues of new constitution, officials said Sunday.

First draft of Constitution to be ready by January: Nepali Congress leader

The first draft of Nepal's new Constitution will be ready by the January 22 deadline, former prime minister and senior Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba has said.

Postponing BCCI AGM will be illegal: Aditya Verma
Postponing BCCI AGM will be illegal: Aditya Verma

Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) scandal, Thursday protested any possible move by the Indian cricket board to postpone its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at its working committee that meets in Chennai Friday.

PIL on protection of Ambedkar's belongings filed in Delhi HC

A PIL was on Wednesday filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Centre to protect and maintain over 400 artefacts and articles belonging to Constitution-framer Bhim Rao Ambedkar which are lying in a private museum 'Shantivan' in Maharashtra.

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.