The clause to granting constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes had to be dropped after nearly 30 government MPs were missing from the upper house during the vote.
The repercussions of the Omar al-Bashir case go beyond the African continent and are relevant to discussions relating to the efficacy of international justice.
Besides Yogi, the then Gorakhpur Mayor Anju Chaudhary and local MLA Radha Mohan Das Agrawal have also been named as accused in the case.
By saying that the misuse of IPC Section 498A is rampant and needs to be tackled by instituting welfare committees to look into cases before action is taken, the court has revealed its biases.
The PILs said that the formation of the new government was “unconstitutional” as chief minister Nitish Kumar had won a mandate as part of a grand alliance against the BJP.
A three-member committee of high court judges set up to probe two Odisha judges had to halt their inquiry last month when Justice Misra’s name cropped up.
News of the unrest seems to have moved off the front pages of national newspapers, but the crisis, far from retreating, has in fact deepened.
The Centre was ordered to pay Chellamma Palani her pension three years ago – after which it appealed and appealed until the Supreme Court upheld the order last week.
The Bill passed seeks to strengthen corporate standards,deal stringently with defaulters and improve ease of doing business.
The Maharashtra government’s lawyer added that privacy wasn’t an exact concept, so couldn’t be treated as a fundamental right yet.
A nine-judge constitution bench is hearing arguments in the case on whether right to privacy is a fundamental right.
Worried about the impact of the trade negotiations, a consortium of civil groups called the People’s Resistance Forum has asked for the talks to be called off.
Dystopia is visible everywhere, from the heightened surveillance through CCTVs and Aadhaar, to the constructed fear of citizens seen as ‘foreign’ due to what they eat, watch and wear.
Problematic laws, informal rules, deep-rooted biases and governmental apathy have made it hard for Muslims to leave the ghettos.
Although the draft text of the RCEP agreement is not public, leaked documents show that the deal could undermine India’s patent system.
Polling officers did not act when voters complained that a light was flashing against the BJP candidate’s name when they pressed the button in support of the independent candidate.
The MP government had been forced to order a judicial probe into the killing of eight suspected SIMI members following their escape from Bhopal Central Jail.
It was also pointed out at the meeting that despite the Public Safety Act prohibiting the detention of minors, children had been detained under it.
The Congress has claimed Sushma Swaraj has misled the families of the missing labourers by saying they were in a jail in Iraq, although the jail appears to have been destroyed three months ago.
If the government wants to protect the data of individuals collected by private entities, why does it deny the same under the Aadhaar scheme?
A combined effort by both the Centre and the states is necessary to implement Acts, especially welfare schemes like the Food Security Act, to ensure people have a better quality of life.
The Noida Development Authority says the shops were illegally constructed, but shopkeepers say they have been there for years.
The political will of a government is intimately tied to the willingness and ability of citizens to take the government to task either by mobilising against it or by voting it out of power.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra was informed by the additional solicitor general that the process to bring in a DNA Profiling Bill has been initiated.
During the hearings, one judge had observed that the ‘right to privacy’ is not absolute and it can’t stop the legislature from imposing reasonable restrictions.
In late June of 2017, Khabar Lahariya visited three such villages across three districts of Bundelkhand to find them still deprived of basic facilities.
The court cannot simply declare privacy to be a fundamental right. It needs to explore its contours, including implications for the right to free speech.
Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium told the apex court that the right to privacy is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the constitution.
The 41-year-old allegedly told the activist that those without address proof or Aadhaar number could be “eliminated” by the police.
Tadikala Akbar Saleem was released after a magistrate in Chennai called out the absurdity of his arrest.
The Supreme Court collegium had in March rejected nearly every contentious clause that the Centre had insisted upon in appointing judges to the higher courts.
An emergent special session of the assembly was scheduled at 9:30 am today for the chief minister, who is facing a rebellion from MLAs of his party Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF), to seek confidence vote.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
India’s employed force grew from 401 million in April 2016 to 406.5 million in December 2016, it fell to 405 million between January and April this year.
The central bank said that making the list public would “hurt the business climate in the country and endanger the jobs of thousands working in these entities”.
RTI activists insist the amendment Bill has diluted provisions of the original Bill and was pushed by the BJP in the Lok Sabha in hush-hush manner.
Narottam Mishra had challenged the Election Commission’s decision to disqualify him for three years on the charge of paid news.
The administrative directions were issued by acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal to ensure proper implementation of civil procedure code provisions.
Social activist Shabnam Hashmi recorded a policeman telling her those without address proof and Aadhaar could be “eliminated”.
Geographer David Beckingham looks at Liverpool’s rigorous licensing regime, meant to curb problem drinking, and today’s perceptions of alcohol consumption.