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She also criticised the BJP-led central government over the three agri laws which have triggered protests by a section of farmers.(PTI)

Mehbooba Mufti accuses Centre of disrespecting Constitution

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The former chief minister, who was an ally of the BJP from 2015 to 2018, said the mainstream political parties in Kashmir were working to achieve their goal of restoration of special status “within the Constitution of the country”.
Expressing his anger towards the West Bengal government, Dhankhar said he has sent them multiple reminders but to no avail, adding that the state is functioning unconstitutionally.(ANI/Twitter)
Expressing his anger towards the West Bengal government, Dhankhar said he has sent them multiple reminders but to no avail, adding that the state is functioning unconstitutionally.(ANI/Twitter)

On BR Ambedkar’s death anniversary, Bengal governor reminds state to ‘uphold Constitution’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 01:41 PM IST
Speaking on the occasion of the 64th death anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, Dhankhar claimed that the state of West Bengal is “virtually on fire”.
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi said there was no question of a separate flag and Constitution for the state.(PTI)
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi said there was no question of a separate flag and Constitution for the state.(PTI)

Nagaland Governor shoots down NSCN’s demand for separate flag, Constitution

HIndustan Times, Kohima | By Alice Yhoshü
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 10:45 PM IST
The Governor’s assertion comes in response to demand by NSCN-IM for a separate flag and Constitution for Nagas in order to sign the a final agreement on the Naga political issue.
People gather at Plaza Italia on the day Chileans voted in a referendum to decide whether the country should replace its 40-year-old constitution, written during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
People gather at Plaza Italia on the day Chileans voted in a referendum to decide whether the country should replace its 40-year-old constitution, written during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

Chileans vote in favour of rewriting Constitution

Santiago | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 09:12 AM IST
The country’s Electoral Service said about 78% ballots of the 7.3 million votes counted favoured drawing up a new constitution, while just under 22% were opposed. The current constitution was ‘imposed’ by General Augusto Pinochet four decades ago.
In his speech, Muivah mentioned about the FA, which spoke of “inclusive peaceful coexistence of the two entities sharing sovereign power”.
In his speech, Muivah mentioned about the FA, which spoke of “inclusive peaceful coexistence of the two entities sharing sovereign power”.

Nagas must keep their flag and constitution, says NSCN-IM chief

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 02:11 AM IST
In a speech delivered, the 86-year-old stated that as per the 2015 Framework Agreement (FA) signed between the outfit and Government of India, Nagas can co-exist with India, but will not merge with it.
Modi said Ayushman Bharat is the “largest healthcare scheme in the world” through which over a crore people have got “quality treatment.”(ANI)
Modi said Ayushman Bharat is the “largest healthcare scheme in the world” through which over a crore people have got “quality treatment.”(ANI)

Constitution is our guiding light, says PM Modi at Mar Thoma church event

Thiruvalla, Kerala | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Addressing the 90th birthday celebrations of Rev Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan in Pathanamthitta of Kerala via video conference, the prime minister said his government has been guided by a long-term vision to make India a growth engine.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra took a swipe at the West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(PTI File Photo/ Screengrab)
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra took a swipe at the West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(PTI File Photo/ Screengrab)

‘Basic reading of Constitution must for Guv applicant’: TMC MP’s dig at Dhankhar

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2020 08:05 AM IST
The West Bengal BJP unit, however, slammed the TMC for repeatedly disrespecting the post of governor and showing disregard for constitutional norms.
The continued presence of people at religious places is a health hazard to those present and others(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The continued presence of people at religious places is a health hazard to those present and others(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

2 lockdown violations that reveal the weak spot of Indian State | Opinion

New Delhi | By Sidharth Luthra and Ketaki Goswami
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 06:16 PM IST
The law should be applied equally. And those who view the health issue on communal lines are obstructing the national cause
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde addresses at International Judicial Conference, in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI)
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde addresses at International Judicial Conference, in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI)

Rule of law fundamental feature of Constitution: CJI Bobde

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 04:23 AM IST
CJI Bobde, who has been very vocal about issues concerning the environment and climate crisis, also welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the event by handing him a potted plant.
Women at a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register, at Jamia Millia Islamia University, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Women at a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register, at Jamia Millia Islamia University, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

‘Constitution in hand, Waris Pathan in heart’: BJP’s dig at anti-CAA protesters

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 08:24 PM IST
AIMIM leader Waris Pathan had at a rally recently in Karnataka purportedly said that 15 crore Muslims can dominate the other 100 crore people.
Protestors hold up copies of the Constitution during anti-CAA protests. Publishers said sales of copies had increased by many times over the past two months.(Parveen kumar and Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Protestors hold up copies of the Constitution during anti-CAA protests. Publishers said sales of copies had increased by many times over the past two months.(Parveen kumar and Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

CAA stir spurs demand for copies of Constitution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 09:48 AM IST
We, the people Commoners are buying Constitution copies like never before, and attending courses in constitutional law to make sense of recent govt moves.
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at Shaheen Bagh, in Okhla assembly constituency.((Burhaan Kinu/HT))
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at Shaheen Bagh, in Okhla assembly constituency.((Burhaan Kinu/HT))

At Shaheen Bagh, protest paused to ‘save the Constitution’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 01:07 PM IST
The men, mostly non-Delhi voters from Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, passed time in one corner chatting or playing with their cellphones. The women’s sections were near empty.
Voters queue at a polling booth in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh.(ANI Photo)
Voters queue at a polling booth in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh.(ANI Photo)

Delhi assembly election 2020: ‘Voting for India, Constitution’, says Shaheen Bagh voter amid long queues

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 09:57 PM IST
Security forces kept a tight watch across all the five polling stations in Shaheen Bagh, which have been declared “critical” amid two incidents of shooting in the area within a week.
The Congress posted a picture of the gift that it said will be reaching the “Dear PM” soon. However, the address, as seen in the picture, was one of E Block Central Secretariat and not the PM’s official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. (Photo @INCIndia)
The Congress posted a picture of the gift that it said will be reaching the “Dear PM” soon. However, the address, as seen in the picture, was one of E Block Central Secretariat and not the PM’s official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. (Photo @INCIndia)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: In Congress’ Republic Day gift to PM Modi, a copy of Constitution and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 08:59 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Congress posted a picture of the gift that it said will be reaching the “Dear PM” soon. However, the address, as seen in the picture, was one of E Block Central Secretariat and not the PM’s official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. (Photo @INCIndia)
The Congress posted a picture of the gift that it said will be reaching the “Dear PM” soon. However, the address, as seen in the picture, was one of E Block Central Secretariat and not the PM’s official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. (Photo @INCIndia)

In Congress’ Republic Day gift to PM Modi, a copy of Constitution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 04:40 PM IST
It looked like a mock gift intended to make a political point in the wake of protests after the Centre got the amended Citizenship Act passed in Parliament.
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the country on the eve of the 71st Republic Day in his address to the nation(ANI/Twitter)
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the country on the eve of the 71st Republic Day in his address to the nation(ANI/Twitter)

‘Youth shouldn’t forget Gandhi’s message of Ahimsa’: President on the eve of Republic Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 02:02 AM IST
Republic Day 2020: The President listed several government programmes and said they had helped in empowering the citizens of the country and taking them out of poverty.
Are the anti-CAA protests a sign that our commitment to the Constitution is as strong as it ever was?(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Are the anti-CAA protests a sign that our commitment to the Constitution is as strong as it ever was?(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Opinion| How the Constitution moulded citizens

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 05:50 PM IST
The protests we’re seeing today — and which show little sign of slackening — are the most positive reaffirmation of our commitment to the Constitution. That’s another reason why this Republic Day is special
Jawaharlal Nehru addressing a meeting of a committee of the Constituent Assembly in New Delhi, 1949.(Alamy Stock Photo)
Jawaharlal Nehru addressing a meeting of a committee of the Constituent Assembly in New Delhi, 1949.(Alamy Stock Photo)

Republic at 70: In Partition’s shadow, Constituent Assembly adopted secular charter

By Vikram Raghavan
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:50 AM IST
Taking a leaf from the Round Table conferences, the Assembly created several committees on specific subjects (fundamental rights, minorities, and allocation of powers). Drawing on the committees’ recommendations, the Assembly’s advisor, B.N. Rau, prepared a draft constitution in October 1947.
A photo of the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly with its chairman BR Ambedkar in the centre.(Alamy Photo)
A photo of the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly with its chairman BR Ambedkar in the centre.(Alamy Photo)

Republic at 70: Preamble embodies Constitution’s vision

By Anurag Bhaskar
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:51 AM IST
The content of the Preamble not only embodies events that predate the adoption of the Constitution, but also incorporates citizens’ experiences over the past 70 years.
The Monarch model of the printing machine that printed the first thousand copies of the Constitution of India(Photo Credit: Survey of India)
The Monarch model of the printing machine that printed the first thousand copies of the Constitution of India(Photo Credit: Survey of India)

Machines that printed first copies of the Constitution sold as scrap

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 07:17 AM IST
As for the lithographic plates, they were also “auctioned to scrap dealers long ago”, Survey of India (SoI) officials said.
Members of the Constituent Assembly singing the new Constitution of India during its final session(HT Archive)
Members of the Constituent Assembly singing the new Constitution of India during its final session(HT Archive)

The Republic at 70: Celebrating the Constitution

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 09:07 AM IST
India has reason to be proud of its legacy. Preserve it
The massive protests against the CAA have brought the Constitution into the public discourse. A demonstrator stands next to a hoarding of the Preamble to the Constitution in Delhi.(REUTERS)
The massive protests against the CAA have brought the Constitution into the public discourse. A demonstrator stands next to a hoarding of the Preamble to the Constitution in Delhi.(REUTERS)

Constitution @ 70: A look at how citizens are reanimating its progressive ideals

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 06:16 PM IST
As the Constitution completes 70 years, its stirring Preamble continues to inspire Indian citizens
Chhattisgarh government has decided to discuss Indian Constitution in all the government educational institution after every Monday prayers.(Agencies)
Chhattisgarh government has decided to discuss Indian Constitution in all the government educational institution after every Monday prayers.(Agencies)

Indian Constitution to be discussed after morning prayers in Chhattisgarh schools

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Chhattisgarh government has decided to discuss Indian Constitution in all the government educational institution after every Monday prayers.

Constitution was the first canvas of modern masters

Hindustan Times | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Each of 22 chapters of the document is headed by an illustration painstakingly crafted by Nandalal Bose and his team of talented artists at Kala Bhavan in Santiniketan.
Congress party on Wednesday instructed its state units across the country to hold Preamble reading programme on January 26.(HT Photo)
Congress party on Wednesday instructed its state units across the country to hold Preamble reading programme on January 26.(HT Photo)

Congress tells state units to hold Constitution’s Preamble reading programme on Jan 26

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 08:44 AM IST
Seeking to sustain their campaign against the government over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the process of National Population Register (NPR) initiated by it, the Congress and 19 other opposition parties had on Monday urged the people to hold readings of the Preamble of the Constitution on the Republic Day.
Priyanka Gandhi has sent New Year greeting cards carrying text from the preamble to the Indian Constitution.(HT PHOTO)
Priyanka Gandhi has sent New Year greeting cards carrying text from the preamble to the Indian Constitution.(HT PHOTO)

‘WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA’: Priyanka Gandhi’s New Year greetings include Preamble to Constitution

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 12:43 AM IST
Priyanka’s move to have the preamble to the Constitution printed on the New Year cards comes amid country-wide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which has sparked fears of alleged discrimination against the Muslim community,
Former chief justice of India Justice RM Lodha spoke to Hindustan Times about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019(HT Photo)
Former chief justice of India Justice RM Lodha spoke to Hindustan Times about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019(HT Photo)

Exclusion based on religion may not satisfy touchstone of constitution: Ex-CJI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 11:26 AM IST
Justice Lodha also spoke about the why people, politicians and celebrities reacted to the encounters killings of the four men accused of raping and killing the 26-year-old Hyderabad veterinarian.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said his government was working as per principles enshrined in the Constitution despite facing obstacles due to its incomplete implementation in Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said his government was working as per principles enshrined in the Constitution despite facing obstacles due to its incomplete implementation in Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Facing obstacles due to incomplete implementation of constitution in Delhi: Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 04:31 AM IST
In a veiled reference to the power tussle between the central and Delhi governments, Kejriwal said his government had to face a lot of obstructions because they were not able to implement the Constitution in its entirety in Delhi.
If the breakdown of constitutional conventions continues, the situation will be beyond even the court’s power to remedy(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
If the breakdown of constitutional conventions continues, the situation will be beyond even the court’s power to remedy(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

How the Constitution was betrayed

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 08:48 PM IST
In Maharashtra, there was a total breakdown of constitutional morality. All actors contributed to it
January 25, 1950: Key members of the Constituent Assembly sign the first copies of the Constitution(HT PHOTO)
January 25, 1950: Key members of the Constituent Assembly sign the first copies of the Constitution(HT PHOTO)

Constitution @70: It has made India what it is. Live up to its ideals

PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2019 12:01 PM IST
It unified India. Irrespective of region, class, caste, religion anyone who subscribed to the Constitution and lived within its framework was (and is) an Indian citizen.
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