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A student St. John’s School, Mehrauli with a slogan on Indian constitution.

Delhi school events:St. Johns Mehrauli celebrates Constitution Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:09 PM IST
A majority of the students participated in that event and some budding artists among them displayed sketches of Dr. BR Ambedkar, the Father of the Indian Constitution.
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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU observed Constitution Day by reading the preamble of the Constitution.(File photo)
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU observed Constitution Day by reading the preamble of the Constitution.(File photo)

IGNOU celebrates Constitution Day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:32 PM IST
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU observed Constitution Day by reading the preamble of the Constitution.
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Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra.(PTI file)
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra.(PTI file)

Setting up Constitution Parks in varsities to bring awareness among youth: Rajasthan Governor

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Jaipur
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:00 PM IST
He said Constitution Parks in universities will bring awareness among the youth of the country and help them develop an understanding of the balance between rights and duties of citizens.
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India observes Constitution Day every year on November 26 since 2015, when it was first announced by the ministry of social justice and empowerment.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
India observes Constitution Day every year on November 26 since 2015, when it was first announced by the ministry of social justice and empowerment.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

History, significance of Constitution Day 2020: Everything you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Also known as the ‘Samvidhan Divas,’ Constitution Day is observed every year to mark the adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 80th All India Presiding Officers’ Conference at Kevadia, Gujarat on Thursday.(Narendra Modi/YouTube Screengrab)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 80th All India Presiding Officers’ Conference at Kevadia, Gujarat on Thursday.(Narendra Modi/YouTube Screengrab)

India will never forget the wounds inflicted during 2008 Mumbai terror attacks: PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:01 PM IST
On November 26, 2008, terrorists of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai.
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Punjab farmers breaking through the barricades put up by Haryana Police at Shambu barrier on the border of Ambala and Patiala districts on Thursday. Tear gas and water cannons could not stop the farmers from marching to Delhi to protest against the Centre’s farm laws.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Punjab farmers breaking through the barricades put up by Haryana Police at Shambu barrier on the border of Ambala and Patiala districts on Thursday. Tear gas and water cannons could not stop the farmers from marching to Delhi to protest against the Centre’s farm laws.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Amarinder slams Khattar for using brute force against farmers marching towards Delhi

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Why is Haryana govt provoking them by resorting to force? Don’t the farmers have the right to pass peacefully through a public highway, asks Punjab CM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)

Constitution Day: PM Modi to address 80th conference of presiding officers today

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, Kevadia
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:39 AM IST
The prime minister is expected to talk about upholding constitutional rights and values and also speak on how elected representatives should conduct themselves
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President Kovind addressed the 80th All India Presiding Officers’ Conference in Gujarat’s Kevadia on Wednesday.(@rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter Photo)
President Kovind addressed the 80th All India Presiding Officers’ Conference in Gujarat’s Kevadia on Wednesday.(@rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter Photo)

Oppn has an important role: President Kovind at All India Presiding Officers’ Conference

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:39 PM IST
The Lok Sabha has organised the two-day conference at the banks of the Narmada River to celebrate the Constitution Day. The theme of the event is “Harmonious Coordination Between Legislature, Executive and Judiciary - Key to a Vibrant Democracy.”
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President Ram Nath Kovind along with first lady Savita Kovind boards the Air India One- B777 aircraft for the inaugural flight to Chennai on Tuesday.(ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind along with first lady Savita Kovind boards the Air India One- B777 aircraft for the inaugural flight to Chennai on Tuesday.(ANI)

Gujarat: Legislative officers’ meet to mark President Kovind’s first physical event in 7 months

By Saubhadra Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kevadia (Gujarat)
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:47 AM IST
He was advised against physical meetings and programmes in the wake of the rising number of Covid-19 cases
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Reuters)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Reuters)

President Kovind, PM Modi to address meeting of Speakers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 04:21 AM IST
“November 26 is the 71st anniversary of Constitution Day. On this occasion, the 80th All India Presiding Officers’ Conference is being organized in Kevadia, Gujarat. It will be held from November 25 to November 26,” Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla announced on Saturday.
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Chhattisgarh government has ordered that schools discuss the preamble of the constitution in the first week of the month.(PTI Photo)
Chhattisgarh government has ordered that schools discuss the preamble of the constitution in the first week of the month.(PTI Photo)

Three Congress-ruled states make Preamble to the Constitution part of school curriculum

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 07:50 AM IST
On the occasion of Constitution Day, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had announced organising programs in state’s educational institutes every Monday to spread awareness about the constitution.
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In a circular that was issued on Tuesday, the school education department said the aim of the exercise was to make students aware of the core values of the Constitution .(HT Photo)
In a circular that was issued on Tuesday, the school education department said the aim of the exercise was to make students aware of the core values of the Constitution .(HT Photo)

Constitution preamble reading made mandatory in Maharashtra schools from Jan 26

By Faisal Malik and Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 09:26 AM IST
This is not the first time schools have been asked to start preamble reading. In February 2013, the then Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) government had issued the same order.
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The tweet put out by Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka on Wednesday, questioning the Haryana government.(Twitter)
The tweet put out by Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka on Wednesday, questioning the Haryana government.(Twitter)

Khemka questions Haryana govt function for Anti-Corruption Day commemoration

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 03:54 PM IST
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US, France, Israel call for action against 26/11 attacks perpetrators

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 02:49 AM IST
In a speech at an event commemorating Constitution Day, external affairs minister S Jaishankar described the attacks by 10 members of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, which killed 166 people, as a “horrific assault on democratic freedoms”.
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Banerjee has been raising the ‘Jai Bangla’ slogan at public meetings ever since she moved the Centre to rename the state ‘Bangla’.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Banerjee has been raising the ‘Jai Bangla’ slogan at public meetings ever since she moved the Centre to rename the state ‘Bangla’.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Mamata Banerjee, Jagdeep Dhankhar trade barbs on Constitution Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 03:51 AM IST
In his first speech before the assembly, Dhankhar praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a “bold step” by nullifying Article 370 and referred to Syama Prasad Mukherjee’s dream of seeing Kashmir as a part of India.
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Constitution of India.(HT file)
Constitution of India.(HT file)

Commemorating India’s Constitution Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 04:25 PM IST
Constitution Day or Samvidhan Divas commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of India, the longest in the world, officially came into effect on 26 January 1950 almost two years after it was drafted. So while we might know what the constitution entails, do we know what makes it unique on its own? Here are some facts that set it aside from the rest…
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test in the Maharashtra legislature before 5 pm on Wednesday.(Reuters image)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test in the Maharashtra legislature before 5 pm on Wednesday.(Reuters image)

SC upheld democratic values, says Sharad Pawar; BJP ‘ready’ for trust vote

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 01:25 PM IST
NCP chief Sharad Pawar said it was “heartening” that the Maharashtra verdict came on the Constitution Day.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a joint sitting of Parliament to mark the Constitution Day.(ANI Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a joint sitting of Parliament to mark the Constitution Day.(ANI Twitter)

Citizens must fulfil fundamental duties, says PM Modi on Constitution Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 01:56 PM IST
In his address to a joint sitting of Parliament to mark the Constitution Day, he said a special aspect of the Indian Constitution is that it highlights both rights and duties of citizens.
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Everyone should follow “constitutional morality” and constitutionally-mandated procedures regardless of any “ideological differences”, said President Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Everyone should follow “constitutional morality” and constitutionally-mandated procedures regardless of any “ideological differences”, said President Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)

Constitution Day: Must follow ‘constitutional morality’, says President Kovind

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 01:00 PM IST
President Kovind was addressing the joint sitting of Parliament called to commemorate the Constitution Day, which was boycotted by the Congress and some other opposition parties.
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PM Modi addressing joint session of Parliament, November 26, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
PM Modi addressing joint session of Parliament, November 26, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)

Highlights: Constitution of India highlights both rights and duties of citizens, says PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 12:40 PM IST
The government is celebrating ‘Constitution Day’ or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ in the Central Hall of Parliament to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
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Bindu Ammini, one of the two women who had managed to enter Kerala’s Sabarimala temple in January, was on Monday attacked with chili powder.(Screengrab from the video)
Bindu Ammini, one of the two women who had managed to enter Kerala’s Sabarimala temple in January, was on Monday attacked with chili powder.(Screengrab from the video)

Activist who visited Sabarimala in Jan attacked with chili powder on way to shrine

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Bindu Ammini and Trupti Desai had come at the Kochi Police commissioner’s office to seek security for their visit to the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district.
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The Congress and some other opposition parties are likely to boycott the joint sitting of Parliament on Tuesday called to commemorate the Constitution Day.(PTI)
The Congress and some other opposition parties are likely to boycott the joint sitting of Parliament on Tuesday called to commemorate the Constitution Day.(PTI)

Opposition likely to boycott joint session of Parliament on Constitution Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 02:02 AM IST
The government is celebrating ‘Constitution Day’ or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ on Tuesday in the Central Hall of Parliament to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
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The latest 103rd amendment passed in 2019 enabled 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections in educational institutions and in appointments. (Representational image)(HT file)
The latest 103rd amendment passed in 2019 enabled 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections in educational institutions and in appointments. (Representational image)(HT file)

Constitution: First amended for welfare of SC and STs; latest for quota for EWS

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 11:58 AM IST
The government is celebrating ‘Constitution Day’ or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ on Tuesday in the Central Hall of Parliament to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly.
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The government is planning to organise year-long celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The government is planning to organise year-long celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Govt plans year-long celebrations of Constitution Day, joint sitting of both houses of Parliament: Report

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 07:26 AM IST
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal gave a presentation on India’s decision not to join the China-backed mega free-trade agreement -- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
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Jawaharlal Nehru signs on the new Constitution. On the 69th Constitution Day (November 26), Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said it was in “our best interest” to heed the advice of the Constitution as not doing so would result in a “sharp descent into chaos”(PIB)
Jawaharlal Nehru signs on the new Constitution. On the 69th Constitution Day (November 26), Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said it was in “our best interest” to heed the advice of the Constitution as not doing so would result in a “sharp descent into chaos”(PIB)

Why President Kovind’s Constitution Day speech is important

By KumKum Dasgupta | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:59 PM IST
He expanded the existing parameters of what constitutes for social justice, making the phrase much more relevant to modern India.
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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi addresses the inaugural function of Constitution Day celebrations, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.(PTI)
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi addresses the inaugural function of Constitution Day celebrations, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.(PTI)

Not heeding advice of Constitution will result in descent into chaos, says Chief Justice Gogoi

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Referring to B R Ambedkar, the CJI said the success of working of the Constitution does not depend on its nature and would rather depend on the “people who work for it”.
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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi with Union minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad during the inaugural function of Constitution Day celebrations at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, India, on Monday, November 26, 2018.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi with Union minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad during the inaugural function of Constitution Day celebrations at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, India, on Monday, November 26, 2018.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Governance is executive’s domain, law minister says in presence of CJI

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 12:10 AM IST
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said there are lots of “competing interests”, “lot of complicated claims, lot of other vested interests” that need to be understood when running a government.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat pointed out that the topics of conversation with teenagers are mostly limited studies and behaviour and lifestyle.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat pointed out that the topics of conversation with teenagers are mostly limited studies and behaviour and lifestyle.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

In 50th Mann Ki Baat, PM Narendra Modi pushes for empowering youth

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 01:16 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat pointed out that the topics of conversation with teenagers are mostly limited studies and behaviour and lifestyle.
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