Constitution

  • Ambedkar's birth place devoid of fervour amid poll code 15-04-2014 12:06 AM

    The 123rd birth anniversary of the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar was observed on Monday at his birth place in Mhow near Indore. However, because of the enforcement of the model code of conduct in view of the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, no major function was...
  • Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover 10-04-2014 10:48 AM

    Los Angeles: Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one. The cover image of next month's Rolling Stone magazine featuring the "Veep" star depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of the U.S. Constitution signed by John Hancock across her back. The problem is Hancock signed the...
  • Committed to work within framework of Constitution, says Kejriwal 14-03-2014 11:38 AM

    Labelled as an "anarchist" by his critics, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has stated that his party is committed to function within the framework of Indian Constitution. Responding to the charge of being an anarchist leading elements with diverse ideologies lacking cohesiveness, Kejriwal said, "We can have people amongst us wedded...
  • Include Sambalpuri, Ho languages in Constitution: Patnaik to Centre 02-03-2014 09:28 AM

    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....
  • SC refers issue of legalising Euthanasia to Constitution bench 25-02-2014 01:15 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the issue of legalising euthanasia in the country to a five- judge Constitution bench, saying there has been "inconsistent" opinion in its previous verdicts on withdrawing medical support to terminally ill patients. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that it...
  • Arvind Kejriwal broke law by 'engineering' dharna: BJP 25-01-2014 10:34 PM

    New Delhi: Stepping up its attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP on Saturday accused him and his government of breaking the law by "engineering" a dharna at a prohibited place and said their action was not in any way in accordance with the Constitution. Leader of Opposition in...
  • Cabinet approves constitution amendment bill for judicial appointments 26-12-2013 03:20 PM

    The cabinet on Thursday approved a constitution amendment bill to make the appointment of judges more transparent, official sources said. A cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the bill to make the process of appointing judges more participatory between the executive and the judiciary. This will...
  • SC puts an end to red beacon culture, loss of authority for many 10-12-2013 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the red beacon lights used by politicians on their vehicles and on Tuesday ruled that only constitutional authorities can use them. The court also said that blue beacons can be used by ambulances, police and other emergency services. Red beacon...
  • Married daughters, too, entitled to job on father's death: HC 07-12-2013 05:19 PM

    Mumbai: In an important judgement, the Bombay High Court has ruled that a married daughter is equally entitled to a government job on compassionate grounds on father's demise. Giving job to unmarried daughters of government servants but denying the same benefit to married daughters violates the right to equality, equality...
  • Centre should take steps to give CBI constitutional shape, says Omar 09-11-2013 05:44 PM

    Government should take steps to give CBI a 'constitutional shape' in the wake of the Gauhati High Court order, as it has serious implications for the "very important agency," Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said. "The Government should think very seriously what steps are needed to be taken...
  • Taliban refuses to pay heed to Pak PM's appeal to lay down arms 28-09-2013 08:37 PM

    Islamabad: The outlawed Pakistani Taliban on Saturday refused to lay down their weapons and accept the Constitution as asked by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a media report said. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said Sharif has no authority to hold talks and reiterated its demand for the army to pull out...
  • Samvidhaan: Shyam Benegal's TV series on Indian constitution 26-09-2013 09:32 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who was behind famous the TV show Bharat Ek Khoj, is returning to small screen again with Samvidhaan, a 10-part mini-series revolving around the making of Indian Constitution. The 78-year-old director is currently working on the mini-series in Film City in Mumbai. The series...
  • India's Olympic ban continues as IOC rejects IOA's clause 05-09-2013 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: India will continue to remain out of the Olympic fold as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected the request of the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to allow chargesheeted officials to continue and run for office. The IOC executive board met on Wednesday in Buenos Aires and...
  • Removing Article 219 threatens Islamic identity of Egypt: Al Nour 22-08-2013 04:27 AM

    Cairo: Al Nour Salafist Party, the only Islamic party which agreed to Egypt's roadmap has objected to amendment to the Constitution, saying removal of article 219 from it threatens the Islamic identity of the Arab country. Sherif Taha, the official spokesperson of the Nour Salafist Party has stated that removing...
  • EC working on guidelines to restrict announcing of poll freebies 21-08-2013 01:11 AM

    The Election Commission is working on framing of open-ended guidelines to restrict announcing of freebies in poll manifestos, an idea strongly opposed by many political parties. Though the parties barring the BSP have vehemently opposed any restriction on them in announcing freebies in election manifestos during their recent interaction with...
  • Odisha: Congress demands dismissal of Naveen government 10-08-2013 07:40 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Accusing Odisha government of failing to control rising crimes against women belonging to dalit and tribal communities, opposition Congress on Saturday sought Governor SC Jamir's intervention and dismissal of the BJD government in the state. The demand was made though a memorandum submitted by a delegation of Odisha Pradesh...
  • Govt may amend Constitution to overturn SC order on convicted politicians: Sources 08-08-2013 10:31 PM

    New Delhi: The government is likely to bring a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court ruling on disqualification of convicted MPs and MLAs, sources said on Thursday. In a landmark judgement that could cleanse Parliament and Assemblies of criminals, the apex court had in July struck down a provision...
  • We support the Food Security Bill in spirit: Nitish 05-08-2013 09:34 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday maintained that he supported the Food Security Bill in spirit, but said he had certain reservations about its provisions which his party members would raise in the Parliament. "We support the food security bill in spirit. We are also glad that the...
  • Govt doesn't function on opposition's opine, says Hemant Soren 02-08-2013 11:24 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday ignored the BJP allegation that his three-member council of ministers was "unconstitutional". "The Bharatiya Janata Party or the opposition is discharging its role and we are discharging ours. So far we have discharged the work better," Soren told reporters here in Ranchi. He...
  • Hold Palli Sabhas in all 166 villages to decide Vedanta's fate: Tribal Affairs Minister to govt 19-07-2013 09:12 PM

    As per the April 18th Supreme Court orders, the BJD government in Odisha is holding Palli Sabhas in 12 villages which will decide the fate of Vedanta. However, Tribal Affairs Minister K C Deo has already said that Palli Sabhas should be held in not just 12 but all 166...
  • Egypt to hold parliamentary vote in about 6 months 09-07-2013 03:12 AM

    Cairo: Egypt will hold new parliamentary elections once amendments to its suspended constitution are approved in a referendum, the interim head of state decreed on Monday, setting out a timeframe that could see a legislative vote in about six months. A presidential election would be called once the new legislative...
  • Delhi: Lawyer of Ishrat's mother among those manhandled by miscreants at an event 06-07-2013 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: An event organised at the Constitution Club in support of Ishrat Jahan's family ran into trouble in New Delhi on Saturday after some miscreants tried to manhandle the members of Sahmat who had organised the event. Among those who were roughed up included activist Shabnam Hashmi and Vrinda...
  • Obama expresses deep concern, doesn't condemn Egyptian military intervention 04-07-2013 05:30 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama expressed deep concern about the Egyptian military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday but stopped short of condemning a move that could lead to a cut-off in US aid. Obama issued a written statement responding to dramatic events in Cairo after huddling with his...
  • Hounded from office, Morsi finds he and Egypt 'don't mix' 04-07-2013 03:19 AM

    Cairo: In the end, the army sided with the protesters and the cruel joke was on the president: whether it was tragedy or comedy, placards reading "Egypt and Mursi don't mix" got the biggest laugh on Tahrir Square. The armed forces overthrew President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday, declaring that he...
  • Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi vows to stay in power 03-07-2013 06:21 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi vowed to stay in power and defend constitutional legitimacy on Wednesday as generals worked on plans to push the Islamist aside within the day and suspend the constitution. In a defiant midnight television address responding to military demands that he share power with his opponents...
  • IOC postpones July 15 deadline to amend IOA constitution 29-06-2013 01:21 PM

    Lausanne: In a reprieve to the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to extend the deadline for adopting an amended constitution, the draft of which is currently being reviewed by the world body. IOC had set a July 15 deadline for the amendment of...
  • Egypt's highest court rules parliament as unconstitutional 02-06-2013 08:35 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's apex court on Sunday struck down two laws as illegal by which upper house of Parliament and the Constituent Assembly were elected, dealing a major blow to the ruling Islamists' grip on power. In its ruling, the Supreme Constitutional Court said the law governing the elections of the...
  • Constitutional institutions being degraded by UPA : Modi 03-05-2013 03:57 AM

    Mumbai: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the UPA government of "degrading" constitutional institutions and endangering the federal structure of the country. "All our constitutional institutions are being degraded. If we don't give strength to our constitutional institutions, all systems will be finished," Modi said. "A democracy functions...
  • CJI cautions against comments on constitutional authorities 08-04-2013 05:32 AM

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir on Sunday cautioned judges against interfering in the government's policy matters, unless these were in conflict with the statute, and also against making unnecessary comments on constitutional authorities. "Unnecessary comments should not be made...I agree on that," Chief Justice Kabir said...
  • Need to regulate social media: Salman Khurshid 24-03-2013 02:05 PM

    Kolkata: Lauding the effectiveness of social media, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said the freedom that comes out of using it needs to be regulated. "Social media is effective today because we are equal. It is the equality of social media and your ability to manipulate and use technology...