Tuesday, 28 June, 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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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

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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