Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicConstitution Day

Topic: Constitution Day

Obstacles being put in path of development in name of freedom of expression: PM Modi

Addressing a Constitution Day event, PM said a colonial mindset still exists and that the Constitution is greatest strength to remove obstacles being created by a colonial mindset.

Party run for generations by a family biggest problem for healthy democracy: PM Modi

Speaking on Constitution Day at the Parliament, PM Modi criticised dynasty politics and said that the constitutional spirit is hurt when parties lose their democratic character.

How Ambedkar, Munshi & Krishnaswamy Ayyar argued for Uniform Civil Code at Constituent Assembly

On 23 Nov 1948, Muslim members suggested changing laws ‘connected with religious beliefs & practices’. Counter-argument that a code would promote amity and secularism won the day.

Constitution no deity to bow to & move on. Institutions meant to uphold its spirit faltering

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

‘AI can improve judicial system’s efficiency’ — full text of CJI Bobde’s Constitution Day speech

On the occasion of Constitution Day, CJI Bobde spoke about SUVAS, an AI software designed to translate English judicial documents into 9 vernacular languages.

Post of constitutional head is seriously compromised in Bengal: Governor hits out at TMC govt

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the TMC government in the state, added that the situation is "unprecedented and challenging".

Can’t preserve rights without fulfilling responsibilities: PM Modi on Constitution Day

PM Modi addressed a joint Parliament session on Constitution Day, which was boycotted by the opposition over the Maharashtra crisis.

Sharad Pawar hails SC order on Maharashtra floor test, calls it a tribute to Ambedkar

The NCP chief says it is heartening that the apex court's verdict came when the Constitution Day is being celebrated.

On Constitution Day, holding the powerful to account is our foremost fundamental duty

More than 10,000 citizens have been charged with sedition in Jharkhand for the act of ‘writing a part of the Constitution on stone’.

Indian democracy’s big contradiction – Dalits cherish Constitution, privileged want a rethink

Modi government decided to celebrate Constitution Day in 2015. But India’s SC/STs have been celebrating the day much before the official announcement.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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