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India  /  Published 18.03.19

HC can’t dictate: SC

A high court cannot frame a scheme for the government or direct it to frame one but only ask it to “consider” framing a particular scheme, the Supreme Court has ruled.It set aside an Uttarakhand H...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.01.20

Eviction blow to bright boy

The Visva-Bharati student evicted from his hostel for video-recording the vice-chanacellor’s Republic Day speech is grappling with two questions: what did he do wrong and how would he continue his e...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

India  /  Published 20.12.19

Sonia to nation: Will stand up for your rights

Sonia Gandhi on Friday pledged that the Congress would “stand up” to defend the fundamental rights of the people and uphold the foundational values of the Constitution, making the promise in a rar...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.19

Quota bill: An assault on the Constitution

The contrast in the reactions to two landmark decisions on the contentious issue of reservations tells us a great deal about ourselves as a people and society, of our understanding of privilege and de...
By Manini Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.19

Note on a hangover: Confusing dissent with treason

The year that has begun might well turn out to be the most momentous in the memory of our lives, or in the memory of the lives of most of us. How many of us are still around, after all, who were alive...
By Sankarshan Thakur

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India  /  Published 06.12.19

Off with mercy: President leads chorus

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said there should be no scope of mercy for those sentenced to death for sexual abuse of children under the Pocso Act, throwing the weight of his office behind the c...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.18

A debate on constitutional morality

Debates have gone out of fashion in Parliament. That is one of the markers of the decline of democratic political culture in India; the place of debates has been taken by shouting, rushing about and w...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 29.04.19

CPM rally in Tripura against poll rigging

The Opposition Left Front in Tripura took out a rally on Monday and staged a demonstration against alleged “vote dacoity” in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 11 in Tripura West ...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

India  /  Published 11.03.19

Economic quota bench hint by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday hinted it might refer to a Constitution bench the 10 per cent quota for the economically weak among the upper castes but refused to stay the government’s decision and the...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.01.20

Shoulder to shoulder, for 620km

About 70 lakh people lined up to form a 620km human chain across the length of Kerala on Republic Day, read out the Preamble to the Constitution and took an oath to preserve the country’s secular an...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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