Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicLegislation

Topic: legislation

Was there an ‘original meaning’ to Article 21? Supreme Court judgment holds the answer

In 'Liberty After Freedom', Rohan J. Alva explores the origins of what is considered the most important fundamental right in the Indian Constitution.

Money Bills expose chinks in India’s legislation framework. Can learn from US, France

Money Bills and the role of the Speaker in classifying them must be reconceived to help balance the dual aim of ensuring spending and strengthening democracy.

Court’s power of contempt constitutional power, can’t be taken away by legislation, SC says

Making the observation, the apex court Wednesday held the chairperson of an NGO guilty of contempt for not depositing Rs 25 lakh for 'scandalising and browbeating' the court.

Constitution needs a re-look, says PM’s Economic Advisory Council chief Bibek Debroy

Speaking at the Palkhivala Memorial Lecture, economist Debroy also asked the judiciary to set performance and accountability indicators for itself.

Fridays in Parliament are graveyard of ideas even under Modi govt

In Modi’s first Lok Sabha term, about 900 private member bills were introduced in Parliament but not even 2 per cent of these bills were discussed.

Patchwork laws can’t solve India’s water crisis, Modi govt must push these 2 key bills now

The water shortage in India needs to be addressed at all levels – ground and surface, state and Centre.

On Camera

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.