Constitution

PRESIDENT’S RULE

Imposition of President’s Rule in Manipur and creation of a separate administration for tribals were among the key demands from tribal leaders who met Union Home Minister recently. What is President’s Rule? President’s Rule refers to the suspension of a state government and the imposition of direct rule of the Centre. The central …

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ORDINANCE- ITS CONSTITUTIONALITY AND SCRUTINY

On May 19, 2023, the President of India exercised legislative power under Article 123 of the Constitution, during the period Parliament was in recess, to promulgate “The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Ordinance, 2023” (Ordinance). The ordinance negates a Constitution Bench judgment of the Supreme Court of …

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DEPUTY CM

K Shivakumar sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka Appointment of a Deputy CM has been a long-standing feature of Indian politics. The post of Deputy CM represents a political compromise that often follows the formation of a coalition government or when no single leader commands unchallenged authority in …

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PANEL ON SEBI’S FUNCTIONING

Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court granted the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) more time to complete its investigation into Hindenburg Research’s allegations of malfeasance, stock price manipulations and violations of minimum public shareholding requirements in Adani Group firms. Ahead of the Court’s original May 2 limit, SEBI had …

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RIGHT TO ASSEMBLY

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has set aside the state governemnt order that sought to regulate public gatherings or ‘assembly on roads, roadside and margins. The court in its order noticed that historically, culturally and politically, the tradition of public meetings, processions, assembly etc. on streets, highways etc. has been recognized in …

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KUKI TRIBES

The Kukis are an ethnic group that includes multiple tribes inhabiting the North-Eastern India, parts of Burma, and Sylhet and Chittagong hill tracts of Bangladesh. The Kuki people are believed to be the native to the Mizo Hills. The Kukis are also known as Lushai, Darlongs, Rokhums and among the Burma boarder they are known as Chins. The major population of Kuki is in …

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SUPREME COURT’S MAHARASHTRA VERDICT

Passing a unanimous judgement on the various issues related to the split in Shiv Sena in June 2022, the Supreme Court made strong observations about the role of the then Governor of Maharashtra and the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.  ‘Speaker to decide disqualification’ The SC said the issue of disqualification ought to …

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INTERNAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEES

A government panel that looked into allegations of sexual harassment by some of the nation’s top wrestlers against Wrestling Federation of India chief found that there was no Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), as mandated by law under the 2013 Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) Act. As many as 16 of the …

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ECI ON STAR CAMPAIGNERS

ECI issues advisory to all Star Campaigners, recognized National & State Political Parties in view of plummeting level of campaign discourse in the ongoing GE to Karnataka Legislative Assembly There is no law that defines who is a star campaigner. There is no law governing who can or cannot be made a star campaigner. A star campaigner …

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