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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

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

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.20

Right way: Article 32 petitions

When the Chief Justice of India expresses the Supreme Court’s decision to discourage petitions under Article 32, the reason must be weighty. For Article 32, which B.R. Ambedkar felt was the Cons...
By The Editorial Board

Culture  /  Published 18.10.20

Gods and ends

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By Prasun Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.20

Article 154: on lips of Governor

Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday said he would be “forced to look at Article 154”, if the Constitution was not protected in the state. Article 154 (executive power of state) say...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

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Opinion  /  Published 16.09.20

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

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.20

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

India  /  Published 01.09.20

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


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