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Opinion  /  Published 15.09.20

The plot thickens in Nagaland

From all indications, a comprehensive resolution to the Naga problem seems destined to remain elusive. As hinted by the Central government, what may come about is a partial solution which will leave o...
By Pradip Phanjoubam in

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.20

Rethinking democracy

Paul Cartledge, the renowned Cambridge historian, brought out a biography of democracy in 2016 with the nuanced title, Democracy: A Life. The book is a tour de force, lucidly covering a stre...
By Manas Ray in

India  /  Published 31.08.20

Freedom of Speech not absolute: SC

The Supreme Court said though there is Freedom of Speech under Article 19(1)(a), it is never absolute because the makers of the Constitution have imposed certain restrictions on it. When such freedom...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.08.20

Hemant: plea on tribal languages

Chief minister Hemant Soren has written a letter to Union home minister Amit Shah demanding the inclusion of three tribal languages — Mundari, Ho and Kuruk — in the Eighth Schedule of...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 28.07.20

Rajasthan: plea to follow the law

Three former law ministers have written to Rajasthan governor Kalraj Mishra amid an impasse over convening of the state Assembly session, saying the delay in doing so has resulted in an avoidable cons...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.07.20

Bhushan: appeal against contmept

A 100-plus collective of former judges, retired senior government officials and ambassadors, activists and academics has urged the Supreme Court to withdraw its decision to initiate contempt proceedin...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.07.20

In a different epoch

The Supreme Court has been criticized for its failure to act as the guardian of the Constitution. Issues ranging from demonetization to Kashmir and the indiscriminate arrest and detention of intellect...
By Kaleeswaram Raj in

North East  /  Published 05.07.20

Villagers reaffirm faith in Constitution

Four villages located along the India-Bangladesh border on Sunday clarified that they have no intention to go with the neighbouring country, while reaffirming their faith in the Constitution. Last we...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Nehru: legacy, 16 stormy days

Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision of India and the world, it is safely assumed, is an antithesis of that pursued by India’s present prime minister. Such a claim is unlikely to invite the chaste in...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 20.12.18

The competing visions behind two judgments

Two judgments by the Supreme Court and the Meghalaya High Court in the last week epitomise the perils and promises of the delicate separation of powers framework that underlies governance in India. Th...
By Arghya Sengupta in


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