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Two adults can live together without interference from families: Allahabad HC

Allahabad | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:14 PM IST
The bench was hearing a writ petition filed by Kamini Devi and Ajay Kumar of Farrukhabad.
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

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur
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.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
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.
The Srinagar district administration has ordered that no elections would be allowed till the Bar association clarifies its stand on whether it considers Kashmir a dispute or an integral part of India and also provides details of its registration.(Representational photo)
The Srinagar district administration has ordered that no elections would be allowed till the Bar association clarifies its stand on whether it considers Kashmir a dispute or an integral part of India and also provides details of its registration.(Representational photo)

Asked to clarify stand on Kashmir, J&K High Court Bar Association cancels election, forms ad hoc body

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:56 AM IST
The bar association deferred the voting scheduled on Tuesday after Srinagar district magistrate Shahid Choudhary asked it to explain its position for advocating the “peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute”.
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Gupkar alliance befooling people on seeking restoration of Article 370: BJP

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 12:30 AM IST
He said the alliance is afraid of the saffron party’s “growing popularity” in J&K and thus, has decided to stay united against it in the DDC polls
Narendra Deva, Jayaprakash Narayan (above), Kamaladevi, Ram Manohar Lohia and their colleagues were hugely attractive personally but also hugely fragile politically(HTPHOTO)
Narendra Deva, Jayaprakash Narayan (above), Kamaladevi, Ram Manohar Lohia and their colleagues were hugely attractive personally but also hugely fragile politically(HTPHOTO)

Are any socialists left in Indian politics?

UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 06:16 AM IST
Socialists were once austere, uninterested in personal power, free-spirited. The era is gone
Security personnel check the body temperature of rural development and panchayati raj minister Virender Kanwar before going to attend the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Security personnel check the body temperature of rural development and panchayati raj minister Virender Kanwar before going to attend the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

CAG report: HP fiscal deficit down by 9.2% in 2018-19

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Only 33% of the revenue receipts came from the state’s own resources comprising taxes and non-taxes; central transfers brought in the remaining 67%; state improves vis-a-vis share of capital expenditure to total expenditure
The assumptions in the Hindu Succession Act that govern the devolution of women’s property are no longer valid. We must acknowledge the reality of society and treat women on par with men in all spheres of life, including in matters of property devolution(Praful Gangurde)
The assumptions in the Hindu Succession Act that govern the devolution of women’s property are no longer valid. We must acknowledge the reality of society and treat women on par with men in all spheres of life, including in matters of property devolution(Praful Gangurde)

End gender-based discrimination in the Hindu Succession Act

By Devendra Damle
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2020 05:01 PM IST
The assumptions in HSA that govern the devolution of women’s property are no longer valid
Courts, he maintained, have their limitations and have not been tasked with the responsibility of running the system.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Courts, he maintained, have their limitations and have not been tasked with the responsibility of running the system.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Courts provide checks and balances, can’t be unelected governments’: SC Judge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 10:14 PM IST
The judge said that courts today are increasingly being asked to decide on political matters which are brought before it under the guise of public interest litigation and they face a lot of criticism due to the handling of such cases.
Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal(HT Photo)
Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal(HT Photo)

Guest column: Once Chandigarh MC had fixed deposits of 500 crore, writes Pawan Kumar Bansal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Kumar Bansal
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:32 PM IST
Chandigarh municipal corporation had hoped for a grant of 1,073 crore in the current year but it was allocated just 425 crore, which was slashed by 20%, leaving it unable to carry out basic functions
The court said that it would put off the judgement on the petition until the Supreme Court takes a call on it.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The court said that it would put off the judgement on the petition until the Supreme Court takes a call on it.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Relief to Sachin Pilot, 18 MLAs as Rajasthan HC orders status quo on disqualification notices

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 07:38 PM IST
On Friday, HC also allowed the petition filed by the Pilot camp to add the Union of India as a respondent to the case in view of the challenge to the paragraph 2(1)(a) of the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India, which deals with anti-defection.
Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 dissident Congress MLAs have challenged a disqualification notice.(HT PHOTO)
Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 dissident Congress MLAs have challenged a disqualification notice.(HT PHOTO)

Sachin Pilot, disqualification and the Tenth Schedule: An explainer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2020 06:11 PM IST
The Speaker’s notice asked the 19 MLAs to furnish an explanation by Friday on why they should not be disqualified from the assembly for their conduct that allegedly showed their intention to quit the Congress party.
The state government contended that religious activity by any group using loudspeakers had been restricted across Uttar Pradesh in view of the guidelines for the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.(Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
The state government contended that religious activity by any group using loudspeakers had been restricted across Uttar Pradesh in view of the guidelines for the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.(Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

Allahabad HC nod to ‘azaan’ sans loudspeakers

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 05:06 PM IST
The court said ‘azaan’ is an integral part of Islam but loudspeakers weren’t part of the religion. With this observation, the bench of justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Ajit Kumar disposed of a public interest litigation filed by the BSP MP from Ghazipur, Afzal Ansari, seeking the lifting of a ban on ‘azaan’ at mosques in Ghazipur.
High-speed Internet as been suspended even after the easing of restrictions, including a communication blockades, imposed after erstwhile state was divested of its special status with the revocation of Article 370 of the constitution in August last year. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
High-speed Internet as been suspended even after the easing of restrictions, including a communication blockades, imposed after erstwhile state was divested of its special status with the revocation of Article 370 of the constitution in August last year. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Access to internet not a fundamental right: J-K

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 01:13 AM IST
The submission by the newly created Union territory came in an affidavit it filed in a case seeking restoration of 4G mobile internet services in Jammu & Kashmir.

Shaheen Bagh-type protest in Ludhiana From Feb 12

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 10:52 PM IST
Addressing a press conference at the city’s Jama Masjid here, Shahi Imam Punjab Maulana Habib-ur Rehman Sani Ludhianvi said a decision to launch a Delhi-like protest was taken at a meeting with members of various religious and social organisations in the city
Republic Day 2020: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu lead Bollywood celebs in extending wishes.
Republic Day 2020: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu lead Bollywood celebs in extending wishes.

Republic Day 2020 wishes: Amitabh Bachchan shares pic, Taapsee Pannu says ‘Let us read a few pages of Constitution’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Republic Day 2020: While Taapsee Pannu suggested we must read a few pages of the Constitution of India to celebrate, Anupam Kher wrote, “Despite different backgrounds and sharing different religions, Indian citizens gave their best to unite the country.”
Mira Nair, Naseeruddin Shah among 300 signatories extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC and declare in an open letter, ‘Our silence ends now’.
Mira Nair, Naseeruddin Shah among 300 signatories extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC and declare in an open letter, ‘Our silence ends now’.

Mira Nair, Naseeruddin Shah among 300 signatories extending support to students protesting against CAA-NRC: ‘Our silence ends now’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Kaushal
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Extending their support to the students, the signatories said in their letter, ‘The soul of the nation is threatened. The livelihoods and statehoods of millions of our fellow Indians are at stake.’

71st Republic Day 2020 highlights| Beating retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border on Republic Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:41 PM IST

India celebrates its 71st Republic Day today. On this day in 1950, the Constitution of India came into force. The Republic Day parade, which is considered the main attraction of the day’s celebration, was held along Rajpath. It was a 90-minute event. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was the chief guest at the parade. Before the parade began, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute at the National War Memorial and President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the national flag along with General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff, Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff. Follow highlights here:

Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that the 71st Republic Day, to be celebrated on Sunday, January 26, is the occasion to reiterate our unwavering allegiance to the Constitution(Hindustan Times)
Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that the 71st Republic Day, to be celebrated on Sunday, January 26, is the occasion to reiterate our unwavering allegiance to the Constitution(Hindustan Times)

Constitution, its values being attacked through ‘deep-rooted’ conspiracy: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 09:46 PM IST
The onus of protecting the Constitution is on the shoulders of every Indian, the Congress chief said, accusing the government of conspiring to weakening the Constitution.
A worker in protective suits checks the temperature of a passenger arriving at the Xianning North Station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, in Hubei province, China January 24, 2020.(Reuters)
A worker in protective suits checks the temperature of a passenger arriving at the Xianning North Station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, in Hubei province, China January 24, 2020.(Reuters)

News updates from Hindustan Times: China Coronavirus death toll jumps to 41 and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The ADG of Tripura said the police is aware of the shutdown call and are on alert.(HT Photo / Representational Image)
The ADG of Tripura said the police is aware of the shutdown call and are on alert.(HT Photo / Representational Image)

Six militant outfits call for 12-hour northeast shutdown on January 26

HIndustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 08:08 AM IST
The shutdown has been called from from 6am to 6pm on January 26 claiming that the “so-called republican Constitution of India fails to actually entitle the people of this region to republican liberty.”
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.
Karadi Tales’ new title, The Mountains of Mumbai takes barely 40 pages to deliver a message of India‘s and Mumbai’s plurality.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
Karadi Tales’ new title, The Mountains of Mumbai takes barely 40 pages to deliver a message of India‘s and Mumbai’s plurality.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

Mumbaiwale: On Republic Day, let three cool children’s books remind you that we are all one

UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 08:09 AM IST
Head into Republic Day with three fun children’s books that focus of India’s plurality and what it means to live as one
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
Republic Day 2020: Quotes by popular leaders and noteworthy names in history that you can share on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram.
Republic Day 2020: Quotes by popular leaders and noteworthy names in history that you can share on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram.

Republic Day 2020: Quotes by key leaders and noteworthy names in history that you can share on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:57 AM IST
India’s Republic Day is celebrated to honour the day the Constitution of India came into effect in the year 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. January 26, 2020, marks India’s 71st Republic Day.
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

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik and Ankita Bhatkhande, 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.
The resistance to the CAA-NRC in the months to come would need to be sustained beyond the predictable protest-fatigue(HT File)
The resistance to the CAA-NRC in the months to come would need to be sustained beyond the predictable protest-fatigue(HT File)

2020 brings hope that Indians will reclaim a composite nation

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 12:04 AM IST
It’s a year that carries hope and aspirations of millions – hope for a gentler and more just future, aspiration to be any kind of an Indian that one wishes to be with freedom and joy.
HT Image
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Malerkotla remains shut, Razia Sultana joins protest

Hindustan Times, Malerkotla | By Avtar Singh, Malerkotla (sangrur)
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:12 PM IST
The site of the alleged Police encounter in Hyderabad where the men accused of rape of the veterinarian were killed last week(ANI)
The site of the alleged Police encounter in Hyderabad where the men accused of rape of the veterinarian were killed last week(ANI)

The legal process is long and arduous. But it is essential to provide justice | Analysis

By Amit Anand Tiwari
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 09:01 PM IST
The ends may justify the means for many. But it opens up the door for vigilante justice and can harm innocents
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Ravi Kishan has called India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’.(PTI PHOTO.)
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Ravi Kishan has called India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘India is a Hindu Rashtra because...’: BJP MP explains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 10:41 PM IST
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was cleared by the cabinet on Wednesday so that it can be tabled during the Winter Session of Parliament. A number of opposition parties have criticized the bill and described it as a violation of the secular principles enshrined in the Constitution of India.
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