EC invokes Article 324 in West Bengal: Legal precedents show Mamata Banerjee's allegations against election body ill-founded
In Independent India, Election Commission has time and again asserted its power to ensure this impartiality and what it did in West Bengal was part of its core responsibility. Mamata Banerjee's targeting of ECI on this ground is completely ill-founded as constitutional provisions, landmark judgments and legal precedents are all in favour of the election watchdog
'Stop when judges walk past': Allahabad HC diktat for office bearers entrenches medieval notions of hierarchy
While one can be critical of such manifest notions of hierarchy, the fact remains that with each order like the one passed by Allahabad High Court registry, it gets more entrenched.
Amit Shah 'daydreaming' about abrogating Article 370 in J&K, ending special status will break relationship with India: Mehbooba Mufti
Article 370 grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits Parliament's power to make laws concerning the state
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished the countrymen on the occasion of the 70th Republic Day. "Happy Republic Day to all fellow Indians," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted both in Hindi and English.
BJP's bid to polarise populace, aided by silent and complicit media, has left Indian democracy in disarray
A closer look at the trajectory of Indian politics and society in the past five years shows us that much has indeed changed since the BJP came to power.
Assam intellectual Hiren Gohain slams govt, says sedition charge 'dangerous, unresisted abuse of power by ruling dispensation'
These charges show to what extent the administration can go to abuse freedom of expression and suppress dissent, says Assam intellectual Hiren Gohain.
Arun Jaitley claims 10% quota for general category poor doesn't violate basic structure of Constitution
Arun Jaitley also accused the Congress of grudgingly supporting the Constitution Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament earlier this week.
Supreme Court refuses to entertain fresh petition against Article 370, says matter already part of pending pleas
The petition has alleged that due to vote bank politics, successive governments did nothing to repeal Article 370 and Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir was adopted much after the Indian Constitution came into force.
Supreme Court ruling on lawyer-politicos: These professionals have enjoyed double employment since first Indian govt
The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking to have politicians barred from practicing law, saying that there was no legislation to bar them from taking up both jobs.
'India can't become North Korea': Congress criticises Amit Shah for saying BJP will rule for 50 years
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala termed the claim made by Shah at the BJP national executive meeting as Mungerilal ke Haseen Sapne - a famous TV serial in which the main character was always daydreaming
Supreme Court's verdict on Section 377: LGBTQ community members, activists celebrate landmark judgment
The Supreme Court on Thursday passed a verdict on Section 377 of the IPC, and said consensual sex between homosexual adults is not a criminal offence. However, unnatural sex with animals remains criminalised.
Arrests made in Bhima Koregaon raids attempt to 'overturn Constitution': Rights groups call for action against Maharashtra Police
The arrests of the five activists, in a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday, highlights the violation of all due procedures and is a mockery of the legal system, said a joint statement signed by over 30 civil society groups.
Bhima Koregaon raids: Some of the arrested activists are Naxal mentors, claims BJP leader in Telangana
The BJP spokesperson rejected suggestions in some quarters that the police action in the Bhima Koregaon raids is a crackdown on political dissent.
President Ram Nath Kovind stresses need to address political violence in Kerala, says it has no place in Constitution
The President referred to the violence in Kerala as "unfortunate", and said that it does little justice to the glorious traditions of the state.
Article 35A: J&K governor's decision to seek deferment of case is based on promises made in the past
The decision of Governor NN Vohra to seek deferment of the case over Article 35A of the Constitution in SC is in contrary to the policy of Mehbooba Mufti.
Pathalgadi supporters misguiding Adivasi culture and tradition, says gram sabha of Jharkhand village
People of Chitramu village in Khunti district have admitted that they had been misled by the supporters of 'Pathalgadi' and pledged to implement the schemes of Jharkhand government.
Does Right to Freedom of Religion extend to wearing religious headgear during sporting event, Supreme Court asks Centre
The Supreme Court recently sought a reply from the central government on a PIL to formulate guidelines to exempt turbaned Sikhs from wearing any other head-gear during sporting events.
Goa church official says statements in archbishop's annual letter on the Constitution were taken out of context
The Goa Church tried to tone down the sharp criticism of the political environment in India in Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao's annual pastoral letter
Proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre stalled due to political wrangling, opposition from various states
India’s counter-terrorism efforts have witnessed a mix of achievements and failures. But overall, it could be convincingly argued that India’s counter-terrorism strategy has continued to be largely ill-defined, reactionary, and lacking in coherence.