Who controls Parliament? Instead of building a robust system, we have bled its vitality, dignity and efficacy
Seven decades, sixteen Lok Sabha and two hundred and fifty one Rajya Sabha sessions later, we have reached a situation where executive doesn’t just have a link to legislature through Parliament, but there is a near-complete Executive take-over of the Legislature. Bit by bit, over these seven decades, every government has contributed to the undermining of the institution of Parliament.
Kesavananda Bharati passes away: 40 years since he took on Kerala govt, a look back at landmark case
The idea that Parliament was a creature of the Constitution and draws its powers from it, is now well-established
Kafeel Khan case: UP's refusal to comply with court order grim example of how states can subvert Constitution
Deciding on the punishment is the job of the courts and a state government cannot assume that responsibility.
Lone was released days ahead of the first anniversary of the Centre's move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution last August, officials said.
The court is conducting day-to-day hearings in the case to complete the trial by 31 August, as directed by the Supreme Court.
After outcry, BS Yediyurappa govt puts on hold syllabus that dropped Tipu Sultan from Class 7 textbooks
Chapters that deal with the advent of Christianity and Islam in India are among the ones have been dropped from the state board's syllabus.
SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice
If Twitter has an obligation to unilaterally take down tweets without an order, then the SC must not just state the source of this obligation but also spell out when this obligation is activated
The Governor has reportedly also written to Ashok Gehlot asking who is responsible for his security after Gehlot said that people will gherao the Raj Bhawan if an Assembly session is not convened soon
The petition said the Centre failed to undertake timely and effective measures for containing the transmission of COVID-19 even after being notified by the WHO in early January
Custodial deaths of P Jayaraj and Fenix: Police reforms possible only when privileged class acknowledges their role in promoting broken system
A transparent police force that functions within the law will ensure broader social prosperity.
SC says hard for elected govt to have 'political will' to meet with challenges of reservation; strikes down 100% ST quota in scheduled areas
It is very hard for an elected government to have the 'political will' to meet the challenges arising out of the reservation scenario wherein neither the lists of those entitled have been reviewed nor the quota provisions have come to an end, the Supreme Court has observed.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Suspension of MPLADS could hurt local govts at a time when state-Centre synergy is vital
The current debate over the discontinuation of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) shines a light on the issue of devolution of powers.
Sixteen Stormy Days: Tripurdaman Singh's account of the First Amendment to Indian Constitution makes for a compelling read
When did the executive branch begin to bend the judiciary to their (political) will in India and how? Sixteen Stormy Days, a new non-fiction book by Tripurdaman Singh, tries to answer this question — and address the long-term effects of the First Amendment to the Indian constitution.
In rare move, SC invokes plenary power to remove Manipur minister for switching over to BJP after winning election
In a rare move, the Supreme Court Wednesday invoked its plenary powers and ordered forthwith removal of BJP lawmaker and Manipur Forest Cabinet Minister TH Shyamkumar, restraining him from entering the Assembly till further orders
Rajasthan govt moves SC challenging validity of CAA, says law violates 'basic principle of secularism'
Rajasthan government said law was violative of 'basic structure principle of secularism' and fundamental rights of equality and life
Madhya Pradesh crisis another reminder that India's anti-defection law is rife with problems, needs serious rethink
Critics say that the anti-defection law strips the MPs and MLAs of their independent moral compass or decision making powers as they are forced to toe the party line.
Ravi Shankar Prasad says terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy, warns of 'sinister trend' of populist campaigns against judgments
Terrorists and corrupt people have "no right to privacy" and these people should not be allowed to abuse the internet, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday
BJP's Mizoram ally MNF votes in favour of resolution on religious freedom; don't follow saffron party's ideologies, says CM Zoramthanga
The Mizoram Assembly on Friday, including BJP ally, Mizo National Front (MNF) unanimously adopted a private member's resolution asking the Centre to take measures for the protection of religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution
Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms
SC says quotas in promotions not fundamental right: Apex court references 2011 Allahabad HC verdict to uphold Uttarakhand govt's decision
The Supreme Court has said that Article 16(4) and Article 16 (4-A) cannot be used as a basis to claim a fundamental right to reservation in promotions.