CONSTITUTION OF INDIA

  • B. R. Ambedkar's 124th birthday: His thoughts on democracy, untouchability, gender equality April 14, 2015

    On Dr BR Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary, it is fitting if we were to examine his vision of modern India based on his writings. His vast output of scholarly works, essays and lectures are fertile ground for discovering the ideas he lived by and hoped would take root in India. Ambedkar...
  • HCs can't interfere with civil courts' orders under writ jurisdiction: SC March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Judicial orders of civil courts cannot be interfered with by the High Courts while exercising writ jurisdiction relating to their power to quash orders of inferior courts, the Supreme Court has held. "We are of the view that judicial orders of civil courts are not amenable to a...
  • 'Socialist', 'Secular' should not be removed from Constitution: CPI January 31, 2015

    Hyderabad: Noting that secularism reflected the "character" of India, Communist Party of India national general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy on Saturday decried what he termed were attempts to drop the word "secular" from the Preamble of the Constitution and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi come clear on the issue....
  • President cautions Centre against ordinance route January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: With the Modi government opting for ordinances eight times in as many months, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday cautioned against the "ordinance route" being taken for normal legislations. Ordinances are meant for specific purpose "to meet an extraordinary situation under extraordinary circumstances",...
  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju July 29, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • Include Sambalpuri, Ho languages in Constitution: Patnaik to Centre March 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to take steps for inclusion of Sambalpuri/Kosali and Ho languages in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. "Sambalpuri/Kosali is the mother tongue of about 75 lakh people spread over 10 contiguous districts of Western Odisha. It...
  • Sedition: does it have any place in modern India? September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Now that Kanpurbased cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been charged with sedition for his cartoons that 'mocked' the country's political class, Parliament and the national emblem, one has to bear in mind that the word "sedition" does not actually figure anywhere in the Indian Constitution. It is an offence...
  • Read the Constitution of India with IBNLive: Fundamental Duties June 18, 2012

    "Read the Constitution of India with IBNLive" seeks to bring us close to the Constitution that governs us. The Indian Constitution is a living and dynamic document and we, the people of India, need to be aware of our rights and duties as citizens and to hold the government that...
  • Read the Constitution of India with IBNLive: Directive Principles of State Policy June 4, 2012

    36. Definition.In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires, the State has the same meaning as in Part III. 37. Application of the principles contained in this Part.The provisions contained in this Part shall not be enforceable by any court, but the principles therein laid down are nevertheless fundamental in...
  • Read the Constitution: Fundamental Rights (Part III) May 25, 2012

    "Read the Constitution of India with IBNLive" seeks to bring us close to the Constitution that governs us. The Indian Constitution is a living and dynamic document and we, the people of India, need to be aware of our rights and duties as citizens and to hold the government that...
  • Read the Constitution: Preamble, Parts I and II May 15, 2012

    As citizens of India, we all have certain duties, rights and so does the government that governs us. It is all enshrined in the Constitution of India, a document with which our relationship is remote if not virtually nonexistent. Many of us study it in a mechanical way in the...
  • Full text: President's address on the eve of Republic Day January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, addressed the nation on the eve of the 63rd Republic Day and stressed on reforms, economy, democracy and women empowerment among other subjects. Following is the text of the President's address on the occasion: Dear Citizens, On the eve of our 63rd Republic Day, I convey...