Indian Constitution

It’s a constitutional crisis: Bengal

The West Bengal government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the row over the recently-concluded panchayat polls in the State has led to a “constitutional crisis” since the tenure of several panchayats was over and new bodies have not been made functional. The apex court had earlier stayed the …

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Baig to mount PDP defence of Art. 35 A

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday said senior leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig and party counsel will fight the legal challenge to the validity of Article 35A in the Supreme Court on the next date of hearing. “Veteran PDP leader and MP from Baramulla, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, along with …

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More Assembly seats for Sikkim

Cabinet panel to take a decision soon The Home Ministry has moved the Union Cabinet to increase the number of seats in the Sikkim Assembly from 32 to 40. The State goes to the polls in 2019. A senior Ministry official said the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, headed by …

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Two MPs bring private Bill against lynching

Tharoor denied permission to table the legislation in the Lok Sabha; Tulsi tables his in Rajya Sabha Ahead of the government which is still consulting stakeholders to cast a law against lynching, Shashi Tharoor, Lok Sabha member of the Congress, and K.T.S. Tulsi, a nominated Rajya Sabha member, introduced a …

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Rajya Sabha gives nod for NCBC Bill

Legislation was passed by the Lok Sabha with over a two-thirds majority on August 2 The Bill extending constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) was cleared unanimously by the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The Lok Sabha had passed the proposed law on August 2 with more …

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