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Constitution
Opinion  /  Published 26.02.21

Winning game: Puducherry conundrum

The erosion of principles in politics makes laws meaningless. The provision for president’s rule and the anti-defection law have been repeatedly used — or not used — to mask frank tu...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 06.02.21

Judiciary protected people's rights: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday praised the country's judiciary, saying that it has performed its duty well in safeguarding people's rights and upholding personal freedom, and added t...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Ahmedabad

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.21

For a new order: a wish list for India and the world

The eminently forgettable 2020 is now past. Here is, once again, an opportunity to wish for, if not the best or the better, at least some good. What the twenty-first year of the twenty-first century i...
By G.N. Devy in

India  /  Published 29.12.20

Love-jihad law violate constitution: Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday hit out at BJP governments for bringing ordinances against religious conversion through fraudulent means, including those for the sake of marriage, claiming the...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Hyderabad

North East  /  Published 21.12.20

Stand up for what is right: Bhushan

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Sunday appealed to the public to stand up for what is right and against injustice to “reclaim our Republic” which is “experiencing” a crisis like nev...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

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North East  /  Published 21.12.20

Call to reclaim Constitution in Assam

Former vice-chancellor of Ashoka University Pratap Bhanu Mehta on Saturday said that the Constitution at present seems “so powerless — like words on paper”. Delivering the 17th Dr A...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.20

All the same: madrasa, Sanskrit tols

The multiple connotations of the word ‘secularism’ sometimes contradict one another — in effect even if not semantically. The Assam government has decided to repeal the laws regardin...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.20

Epic markers: return of the Mahabharata

“The farmers are camping along five major highways on the outskirts of New Delhi and have said they won’t leave until the government rolls back what they call the ‘black laws’....
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.20

Out of step: Fundamental questions for India

Question: What may be kissed once every while, caressed and sworn by, often be held and photographed as if a trophy, and left to the side only to be arrived at occasionally and ritually? You may wish ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.20

Paradox day: Samvidhan Divas

The Union government proclaims its devotion to the Constitution. In 2015, B.R. Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary, it marked November 26 as Constitution Day to promote constitutional values amon...
By The Editorial Board in


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