Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicConstitution of India

Topic: Constitution of India

A constitution’s right to be forgotten & Bajwa ‘briefs’ Pakistani army one last time

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

When cops aren’t ‘thick as thieves’, farmer’s son weeding out corruption, and right to cook food

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Samvidhaan’: Shyam Benegal’s show that told young India what went into drafting constitution

The series crunches down three years of Constituent Assembly debates into a 10-hour mini-series for young India.

Bombay HC order on IT Rules is a start. But its critical eye has missed a greater threat

The order made strong observations on how Rule 9 curtails freedom of speech. However, it did not address the constitutionality of other provisions.

Article 16(4) stands on its own. Constitution made no room for ‘merit’ that courts invoke

The phrase 'efficiency of administration', used in the colonial and precolonial eras, was rejected during the framing of the Indian Constitution, and thus cannot be used against the idea of reservations.

India speaks 120 languages. But on internet, laws only in govt’s favourite Hindi and English

The right to access translated text is guaranteed by the Constitution of India, and is one of the core aspects of justice and open data.

India’s embrace of modernity is now threatened by social regression

If Indians were to truly carry out their fundamental duties, then regressive trends like laws against inter-faith marriages would be energetically countered.

This surprise ‘bestseller’ at new Singhu Border book stall has sold 62 copies in 3 days

Farmers and protesters camping at the border frequent this book stall where free pamphlets, detailing the contentious laws and the govt's stance, are also distributed.

Bharat Bandh — India’s slide into constitutional grey zone where politics decides right or wrong

No side is playing by the Constitution in letter and spirit, and India is hurtling into a grey zone where rule of law is no longer the yardstick for anything.

SC stayed Maratha reservation but Maharashtra govt can still find a way. Here’s how

More than a century after Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj introduced caste-based quota in Kolhapur, the Maratha community in Maharashtra is fighting a legal battle to save reservation.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.