Union and states functions

Special status of northeast States

Syllabus: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Why in NEWS The Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted the Centre’s assurance that it does not intend to “touch” the …

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March 22 is observed as Bihar Diwas or Bihar Day to commemorate Bihar’s separation from the Bengal Presidency in 1912. The day was first celebrated in 2010 The demand for separating Bihar from Bengal started in the late 19th century, partly for two reasons: The residents began feeling that the region was becoming a backwater and a place of little …

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The police action against violent separatists in Punjab is a case of better late than never. Religious fanaticism in the State has been raising its ugly head in recent years, and going out of control in recent months, with open calls for violence and threats to state functionaries including Union …

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The instance where the Kerala High Court, in January this year, suspended the verdict passed by the Kavaratti District and Sessions Court (in an attempt to murder case) in which the then sitting Member of Parliament (MP) of Lakshadweep and Nationalist Congress Party leader Mohammed Faizal P.P. was sentenced to …

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● Amid a debate on the process of appointment of judges, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday made strong comments on “public posturing” or “one-upmanship” by the judiciary. ● Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also spoke in a similar vein. ● Inaugurating the 83rd All India Presiding Officers conference, Mr. Dhankhar, who is the …

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