Tag: Constitution

Centre opposes triple talaq, polygamy among Muslims in Supreme Court

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Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA Government at the Centre today opposed in the Supreme Court the practice of ‘Nikah Halala’ (triple talaq) and polygamy among Muslims and pressed for a review on grounds of gender equality and secularism. The Ministry of Law and Justice, today filed an affidavit in the

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Inhuman conditions in prisons: Supreme Court pulls up States and Union Territories for not bothering to prepare a Plan of Action

Newsroom24x7 Staff There is over-crowding to the extent of 150% or more in jails in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. New Delhi: Supreme Court of India, in response to a writ petition on “Inhuman Conditions in 1382 prisons” in the country, yesterday passed an order expressing distress

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Constitution gives freedom to express dissent but not the country’s destruction: Arun Jaitley

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said “freedom of expression and nationalism do necessarily co-exist”. He also went on to emphasising that Constitution gives full freedom to express dissent but not the country’s destruction. Jaitley was briefing the media on the political resolution adopted at its National Executive meeting here on

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On Judicial Reforms: Ethics or Independence?

Thinking Beyond Anoop Swarup In a surprise move, the Supreme Court in a decision of four to one on a five Judge Constitution Bench headed by Justice J S Khehar has now struck down Modi government’s move to take away the power of appointing judges from judiciary and vesting it on a more transparent body.

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Public is paying a heavy price for the countenance to the corrupt Babudom: Is the Modi Government watching?

Our World-Our Times Anoop Swarup Do we need an incompetent bureaucracy or a committed adhocracy   I may sound overly sceptical perhaps angry, yes I am, as are scores of my patriotic fellowmen, on the state of the nation and more particularly on the plight of the poorest of the poor. As is more often

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Judiciary should be empowered and capable to play its divine role: Narendra Modi

Indian Prime Minister addresses the joint conference of Chief Ministers of States and Chief Justices of High Courts Newsroom2x7 Desk New Delhi: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the Judiciary should be both “Sashakt” and “Samarth” (empowered and capable) to play its “divine role” of ensuring the rule of law, and delivering justice to the common

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Supreme Court of India gives historic judgement to protect Freedom of Speech

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The Supreme Court today gave a historic judgement today and struck down Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act, 2000 in its entirety on the ground that it is violative of Article 19(1)(a) and not saved under Article 19(2) of the Constitution. A division bench of the apex court, comprising of

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PEB scam: Office of Governor comes under a cloud

Lalit Shastri Ram Naresh Yadav was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1977 to 1979.  He was formerly with Janata Party and later joined the Congress and was appointed Governor of Madhya Pradesh in August 2011. As Yadav refused to hold the high moral ground and chose not to submit his papers when his name was dragged in the

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States should be governed under the letter and spirit of Constitution: Pranab Mukherjee

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Feb 11: President Pranab Mukherjee today inaugurated the 46th Conference of Governors with the assertion that the Governors must ensure affairs of States and Union Territories are conducted in accordance with the letter and spirit of the Constitution. In his opening address, the President said the Constitution of India is the

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Indian Railways: Move is on to give policing powers to RPF against letter and spirit of Constitution

Lalit Shastri The Railway Board and a number of authorities at the Government of India level are determined to undermine the country’s federal structure and also the letter and spirit of the Constitution of India as there is a concerted move in recent years to supplant the Government Railway Police (GRP) with Railway Protection Force

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