Constitution

Horse-trading was going on: Governor

Horse-trading was going on Governor

Under attack from the Opposition for his decision to dissolve the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday claimed that “extensive horse-trading” was going on in the State and dismissed allegations that he was acting on the Centre’s directions.Maintaining that it would have been impossible for parties …

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Dharmapuri bus burning convicts set free

Governor clears request for release of 3 AIADMK men Three AIADMK men, serving life sentences for setting ablaze a bus in Dharmapuri resulting in the death of three girls of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), were granted remission and set free from the Vellore Central Prison on Monday. Jayalalithaa …

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Dharmapuri bus burning convicts set free

Governor clears request for release of 3 AIADMK men Three AIADMK men, serving life sentences for setting ablaze a bus in Dharmapuri resulting in the death of three girls of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), were granted remission and set free from the Vellore Central Prison on Monday. Jayalalithaa …

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Malik not to dissolve J&K Assembly

Keeping the window open for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor Satya Pal Malik has said he will not dissolve the Assembly in December.“There is no issue with the Assembly. I don’t want to unnecessarily tinker with it. There is a reason for it. The elected people are still …

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SC to hear plea against Article 370 in April

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear in April a plea challenging the validity of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, following a request by the State and the Centre.A Bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah said it will …

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SC to hear Article 370 plea in April

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear in April a plea challenging the validity of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, following a request by the State and the Centre. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal sought adjournment on the ground that the …

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Female circumcision issue goes to Constitution Bench

Petitions had sought a ban on practice by Dawoodi Bohras The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a five-judge Constitution Bench petitions seeking a declaration that the practice of female circumcision or ‘khafz,’ prevalent in the Dawoodi Bohra sect, amounts to “female genital mutilation (FGM)” and is a violation of …

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HC notice to Centre on OCIs entry into India

The Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to ensure that Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders or foreigners are informed in advance if they are blacklisted and would be denied entry into the country. Justice Vibhu Bakhru said a number of cases were being filed in the High …

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J&K’s special status challenged

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the continued existence of Article 370, which gives a temporary autonomous status to the State of Jammu and Kashmir and restricts the power of Parliament to make laws for the State. The petition especially challenges a particular proviso in Article …

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