Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicConstitution of India

Topic: Constitution of India

‘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.

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.

Shivraj Chouhan’s one-man show needs constitutional clarity. Will Supreme Court step up?

The coronavirus crisis notwithstanding, the politically enforced break on governance in Madhya Pradesh is a problem that requires a judicial pronouncement.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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