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  • The Defection Game

    The Defection Game

    Defectors contend that anti-defection laws stifle their right to free speech, glossing over the fact that they are not individuals with a free will but representatives of an electorate that voted for them on the basis of certain assurances including that of party affiliation. Seen in this perspective, defection is an act of betrayal of the people’s trust

    January 26, 2022
  • Constitution & Climate

    Constitution & Climate

    The present Constitution in Chile was crafted in 1980 by people who were handpicked by the then military ruler ~ Augusto Pinochet. It opened the country to mining investments and allowed water rights to be bought and sold. Over time, Chile prospered by exploiting its natural resources ~ copper, coal, salmon and avocados.

    January 4, 2022
  • Jai bows down to pressure, announces constitution of commission for general category

    Jai bows down to pressure, announces constitution of commission for general category

    A notification in this regard was issued by Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar in the evening in which permission was granted for constituting commission for the general category.

    December 10, 2021
  • Jai Ram pays tribute to Dr B R Ambedkar

    Jai Ram pays tribute to Dr B R Ambedkar

    The Chief Minister said that thoughts and ideals of Baba Sahib Ambedkar continue to give strength to millions of people of the country.

    December 6, 2021
  • Trinamool to amend party constitution to accommodate leaders of other states

    Trinamool to amend party constitution to accommodate leaders of other states

    "Right now, all members of the Trinamool Congress working committee are from West Bengal. Since our party is now expanding in other states, the leadership today decided to amend the constitution so that leaders from all regions can be inducted into the working committee," party leader in the Rajya Sabha, Derek O'Brien, said after the meeting.

    November 30, 2021
  • HP Guv for efforts to realize ideals of Constitution

    HP Guv for efforts to realize ideals of Constitution

    Addressing national symposium ‘Spirit of Constitution in 75th year of Indian Independence’ at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, he said the Preamble was a guide for the nation on the basis of the basic features of the Constitution.

    November 26, 2021
  • Syrian constitutional talks stall

    Syrian constitutional talks stall

    The committee's Small Body, which brings together 45 delegates (15 each from the three groups), has met in Geneva five times already without making any major progress.

    October 23, 2021
  • Are we fair to the Supreme Court?

    Are we fair to the Supreme Court?

    In assessing the performance of the apex court, commentators sometimes lose sight of the stellar role played by the judiciary, say ANURAG TIWARY and PRIYANKA SINGH

    August 19, 2021
  • The deadlock must end

    The deadlock must end

    The Supreme Court collegium must act quickly to fill up vacancies on the Bench, says LOKENDRA MALIK.

    August 19, 2021
  • The Steel Frame

    The Steel Frame

    At all times, the bureaucrat must remain connected to the ground and not allow her advice and decisions to be influenced by vested interests or political pressure. The Indian ship is too big for sudden course corrections. Each decision for major change has to be extensively and painstakingly discussed with all stakeholders. Only when a consensus is available should major changes be made.

    August 19, 2021
  • Oppn insulting Parliament & Constitution by disrupting it: PM

    Oppn insulting Parliament & Constitution by disrupting it: PM

    It is also learnt that the Prime Minister also talked about the GST collection in the month of July and India's performance in Tokyo Olympics.

    August 3, 2021
  • Why Trump should fear a post-Civil War law

    Why Trump should fear a post-Civil War law

    The US Congress could use an arcane section of the 14th Amendment to hold Donald Trump accountable for the Capitol attack, says GERARD MAGLIOCCA.

    February 4, 2021
  • Of the Constitution

    Of the Constitution

    In the course of the first 50 years of the life of the Constitution, it was amended 83 times and by January 2020 the total of amendments had reached 104. This indicates that the Constitution was finalised without having sufficient time, thought and homework or was a compromise document, and therefore had to be amended frequently

    January 26, 2021
  • Separation of Power

    Separation of Power

    The Supreme Court found the High Court order, a prelude to getting the Andhra Pradesh government of YSR Jaganmohan Reddy dismissed, ‘disturbing’.

    December 25, 2020
  • Institutions and their Institutions and their responsibilities

    Institutions and their Institutions and their responsibilities

    Our constitutional and legal scheme makes appointed institutions and the bureaucracy more responsible for the situation in the country than political institutions, argues G RAMACHANDRA REDDY.

    November 26, 2020
  • Being ‘BJP lite’ will end up making ‘Congress zero’: Shashi Tharoor

    Being ‘BJP lite’ will end up making ‘Congress zero’: Shashi Tharoor

    'Secularism is only a word and even if the government takes it out of the Constitution, it would still be a secular Constitution because of its basic structure.'

    November 1, 2020
  • Debunking Myths About Originalism

    Debunking Myths About Originalism

    The meaning of the US Constitution is its original public meaning and its intention must be collected from its words

    October 29, 2020