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Feb 24, 2018
Traditions in Nagaland keep women out of politics even as 2018 polls see five female contestants, highest in state's historyThe Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018 will see five women candidates contesting the polls, the highest ever to fight an Assembly election in the state
Feb 08, 2018
Article 35A: BJP calls for repeal while Kashmir govt pays high-priced lawyers to defend it in Supreme CourtWhile the Bhartiya Janata Party publicly favours abrogation of the Article 35A of the Indian Constitution, which empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to define the state’s "permanent residents", the Jammu and Kashmir government (where the BJP is a junior partner) is paying a hefty amount to four senior lawyers to defend the legislation in the Supreme Court.
Feb 06, 2018
'Act or apologise': Congress dares Narendra Modi to dismiss Karnataka govt following his corruption jibeThe Congress dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to either dismiss the party's government in Karnataka and register cases against the corrupt, or tender an unconditional apology for his charges against it.
Feb 02, 2018
Aadhaar hearing: Petitioners argue on centralisation of data and challenge Aadhaar’s claims on savingsIssues raised on day 6 included the unconstitutionality caused by the centralization of data from the Aadhaar system, the legal basis of Aadhaar, and the veracity of the UIDAI and governmental claims on the savings through Aadhaar.
Jan 30, 2018
Supreme Court seeks details of Haj aspirants who have applied five times without successThe Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Central government to furnish details of Haj pilgrimage aspirants who are above 60 years and have applied for it five times without success.
Jan 29, 2018
Plea seeks ban on loudspeakers at religious places: What measures have you taken, Delhi High Court asks AAP govt, policeThe Delhi High Court on Monday sought to know from the AAP government and the police measures they have taken on a plea seeking a ban on loudspeakers atop religious structures in the national capital.
Jan 23, 2018
Facebook says social media's benefits for democracy are not guaranteed; admits it was slow to respond to 2016 US election crisis“I wish I could guarantee that the positives are destined to outweigh the negatives, but I can‘t,” Samidh Chakrabarti, a Facebook product manager
Jan 22, 2018
Rajasthan HC rules in favour of religious freedom but asking individuals to publicly notify of conversion impedes personal privacyLast month in Chirag Singhvi versus State of Rajasthan, the Rajasthan High Court was faced with an increasingly common set of facts. What sets the Singhvi case apart from the dozen other cases with analogous facts is that the court took it upon itself to frame certain guidelines regulating how and when a person can convert from one religion to another.
Jan 20, 2018
EC's disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs is no surprise, but office of profit case marks moral loss for KejriwalThe disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs was a given when the president rejected an amendment seeking exemption of parliamentary secretaries as an office of profit even though it was constitutionally right
Jan 19, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir govt 'forcefully defending' Article 35A in Supreme Court, says state's law ministerJammu and Kashmir Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq reiterated that the government was "forcefully defending" in the SC Article 35A of the Constitution.