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From ‘party for the family’ to colonial mindset: PM Modi's top quotes 

“Today, look at every corner of India. The country is moving towards a crisis that should worry every individual who respects the Constitution and that comes from dynastic parties,” PM Modi said. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on the occasion of Constitution Day on Friday. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on the occasion of Constitution Day on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 26, 2021 08:50 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Constitution not being followed with honesty, says BSP chief Mayawati

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati said the Centre and state governments need to review whether they are following the Constitution with honesty and integrity.
“Is the Constitution being followed in the ideal way by the central and state governments? Such governments do not have any moral right to celebrate Constitution Day,” BSP chief Mayawati said.(File Photo)
“Is the Constitution being followed in the ideal way by the central and state governments? Such governments do not have any moral right to celebrate Constitution Day,” BSP chief Mayawati said.(File Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2021 05:51 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Like the Gita’: Lok Sabha Speaker pays tributes to Constitution, vows for unity

71st Constitution Day 2021: President Ram Nath Kovind, vice president M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other leaders all took part in the event that salutes the important piece of document laying down the fundamental political code of a democratic and secular India.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (File Photo / PTI)
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (File Photo / PTI)
Published on Nov 26, 2021 12:29 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Know your Constitution: Salient features of India's fundamental political code

71st Constitution Day 2021: The Constitution of India, the longest written constitution of any country, is considered the supreme law of the nation and demarcates the structure, framework, powers, and duties of government institutions.
The Constitution of India 
The Constitution of India 
Published on Nov 26, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

On Constitution Day, PM Modi shares part of BR Ambedkar’s speech

Constitution Day is observed every year on November 26 to mark the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly on this day in 1949.
On Constitution Day, the government is organising a number of programmes. (PTI File Photo)
On Constitution Day, the government is organising a number of programmes. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2021 10:03 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Constitution Day: 13 opposition parties decide to skip Parliament event today

As many as 13 Opposition parties led by the Congress have decided to skip the Constitution Day celebrations in the Central Hall of Parliament on Friday.
Opposition parties have decided to boycott the Constitution Day programme in Parliament to protest the government’s ‘disrespect’ towards them.
Opposition parties have decided to boycott the Constitution Day programme in Parliament to protest the government’s ‘disrespect’ towards them.
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 12:40 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Ambedkar Jayanti 2021: 15 inspiring quotes by Dr Babasaheb BR Ambedkar

  • Ambedkar Jayanti 2021: To commemorate the memory of Dr Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the father of Indian constitution, here are 15 inspiring quotes by him to boost motivation and take you through the rest of the week
Ambedkar Jayanti 2021: 15 inspiring quotes by Dr Babasaheb BR Ambedkar(Twitter/MissionAmbedkar)
Ambedkar Jayanti 2021: 15 inspiring quotes by Dr Babasaheb BR Ambedkar(Twitter/MissionAmbedkar)
Updated on Apr 14, 2021 02:31 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz

HT Interview: We’ve sought to address needs, efficiency, equity, says NK Singh

The chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, NK Singh, spoke to Zia Haq about the final report of the Commission for 2021-26 which has now been made public. Edited excerpts.
The chairman of the 15th FC, NK Singh says that the population reflects the need; the weight given to geographical area represents the need; the income distance criterion, namely the per capita income, represents the equity part.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Archive)
The chairman of the 15th FC, NK Singh says that the population reflects the need; the weight given to geographical area represents the need; the income distance criterion, namely the per capita income, represents the equity part.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 05, 2021 06:01 AM IST
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ByZia Haq, New Delhi

West Bengal govt distancing itself from rule of law: Dhankar

TMC Lok Sabha member and spokesperson Saugata Roy reacted by saying that Dhankhar is not following ethics.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during an interaction with media personnel, at the Governor’s house in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during an interaction with media personnel, at the Governor’s house in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Kolkata, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Panthers Party expels founder Bhim Singh for taking part in PAGD meet

We are against the PAGD’s anti-national agenda and cannot sympathise with those promoting it, says Harsh Dev Singh
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Updated on Nov 08, 2020 12:18 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Jammu

J&K panchayat body seeks complete implementation of 73rd amendment

AJKPC president Anil Sharma, during his visits to Reasi and Udhampur districts, welcomed the government’s initiative of taking the bureaucratic set up to the doorsteps of the people through the ‘back to village’ (B2V) programmes
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Updated on Oct 01, 2020 12:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | ByHT Correspondent, Jammu

Imran Khan again rakes up Kashmir issue on Pak’s Independence Day

The development comes even as Pakistan has failed to get traction over the Kashmir issue on international forums.
On August 5 last year, India revoked the special status of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and bifurcated it into two Union Territories (UTs).(AFP)
On August 5 last year, India revoked the special status of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and bifurcated it into two Union Territories (UTs).(AFP)
Published on Aug 15, 2020 02:24 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByAsian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

UNSC: A diplomatic ‘two-front’ war

India warded off the China-Pakistan game on Kashmir. But don’t let the guard down
In a fast-evolving multipolar order, bilateral differences among the poles are best addressed appropriately(Reuters)
In a fast-evolving multipolar order, bilateral differences among the poles are best addressed appropriately(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 07:41 PM IST
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Amid rising Covid-19 cases, Parliament’s Monsoon session may get pushed to Sept

Under the Indian Constitution, the duration between the end of one session and the start of the next cannot exceed six months. So, Parliament has a window till September 23 to start the monsoon session.
India’s top legislative authorities, including Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, are keeping a close watch on the status of the pandemic in the Capital and elsewhere to finalise the dates for the session.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
India’s top legislative authorities, including Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, are keeping a close watch on the status of the pandemic in the Capital and elsewhere to finalise the dates for the session.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 03:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

What the Tenth Schedule signifies | Analysis

Its underlying ethos is noble. But a new political context has made its relevance questionable
The tenth schedule is premised on a recognition of the political party as the fulcrum of the polity(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The tenth schedule is premised on a recognition of the political party as the fulcrum of the polity(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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ByRishad A Chowdhury

Why Vikas Dubey killing marks a watershed in history of encounters

The killing of Vikas Dubey marks the brazenness of a compromised political and police establishment.
People stand next to an overturned vehicle which was carrying Vikas Dubey, accused of ordering the killing of eight policemen, near Kanpur, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.(REUTERS)
People stand next to an overturned vehicle which was carrying Vikas Dubey, accused of ordering the killing of eight policemen, near Kanpur, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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Court rejects activist’s bail plea in Delhi riots case

Zargar, a member of the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), was arrested on April 12. She was accused of organising anti-Ciitizenship (Amendment) protests that led to clashes between opponents and supporters of the law that acquired a communal colour in February, degenerating into riots that left 53 people dead.
The judge, while rejecting bail plea, said he did not agree that the accused was only liable for her own individual speeches and that the acts of other members of the group cannot be read against her.(REUTERS)
The judge, while rejecting bail plea, said he did not agree that the accused was only liable for her own individual speeches and that the acts of other members of the group cannot be read against her.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 01:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Plea in Delhi HC against sealing of borders

The plea, filed by advocate Kushagra Kumar, stated that it was an “illogical, irrational, unreasonable and unconstitutional” move.
In addition, the citizens in other states like UP and Haryana are also denied the basic right to access the central hospital in Delhi(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
In addition, the citizens in other states like UP and Haryana are also denied the basic right to access the central hospital in Delhi(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 04:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Remembering the women of the Constituent Assembly | Opinion

History has not been kind to them. Most of the stalwarts of the assembly have faded from the public conscience
Let us learn from our greats, and try to achieve a representation level which is both substantive and inclusive(HT Archives)
Let us learn from our greats, and try to achieve a representation level which is both substantive and inclusive(HT Archives)
Updated on Mar 10, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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ByReshma Arif

The Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on reservations has gaps | Opinion

If the constitutional right to equality is about substantive equality, target groups have a right to affirmative action.
Reservations were a means to bring about genuine and true equality, and not a set of privileges or gifts.(HT)
Reservations were a means to bring about genuine and true equality, and not a set of privileges or gifts.(HT)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 06:42 PM IST
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ByGautam Bhatia

Mumbai’s older gay men on their colourful second innings

Seenagers — support group for gay, bisexual, asexual men, showcase a glimpse of their lives in a documentary
(From left) The cast and crew of Secrets of Seenagers; Kuldeep Das, Abhigyan Mukherjee, Faredoon Bhujwala, Nandu Bhagwat, Ashok Row Kavi, Ivan John, Anand Vasudevan, Milind Phatak and Dr Prasad Raj Dandekar(Photo: QGraphy)
(From left) The cast and crew of Secrets of Seenagers; Kuldeep Das, Abhigyan Mukherjee, Faredoon Bhujwala, Nandu Bhagwat, Ashok Row Kavi, Ivan John, Anand Vasudevan, Milind Phatak and Dr Prasad Raj Dandekar(Photo: QGraphy)
Updated on Jan 29, 2020 06:20 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByYoshita Rao

‘Samvidhaan’ is Oxford Hindi word of 2019

It said the word was chosen as 2019 saw the values of democracy, secularism, justice, liberty, equality and fraternity being tested on the touchstone of the Constitution or ‘Samvidhaan’.
A West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee member dressed as Gandhi holds the India Constitution during a protest march against the CAA, NRC and NPR in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Photo: Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
A West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee member dressed as Gandhi holds the India Constitution during a protest march against the CAA, NRC and NPR in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Photo: Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 29, 2020 03:32 AM IST
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Dalit group in New York protests burning of Indian Constitution by SFJ adviser

Ashok Mahi, president of Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of New York, said they were offended by SFJ activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu’s move and had reached out to his organisation also to underscore their “strong feelings” associated with the Constitution and Dr BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution.
Members of Dalit Group Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of New York held a protest against the SFJ activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu.(Sourced)
Members of Dalit Group Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of New York held a protest against the SFJ activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu.(Sourced)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 11:38 AM IST
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Opinion| How the Constitution moulded citizens

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
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)
Published on Jan 25, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Republic at 70: In Partition’s shadow, Constituent Assembly adopted secular charter

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 26, 2020 06:50 AM IST
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ByVikram Raghavan

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 25, 2020 07:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByHT Correspondent

Republic@70: People who steered India’s founding document

India is going to celebrate its 70th Republic Day on January 26 this year.
Preamble Constitution of Republic of India
Preamble Constitution of Republic of India
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

The audacity of democratic hope

The diversity referred to the unmistakable extant social and economic conditions; the unity and democracy were challenges and aspirations.
A view of the Constituent Assembly on December 10, 1946.(HT archive)
A view of the Constituent Assembly on December 10, 1946.(HT archive)
Published on Jan 20, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByUday S Mehta

Release leaders and restore rights in Kashmir

It will reflect democratic values, aid the fight against terror, and allay criticism
Some restrictions have been lifted — landline and mobile connectivity is back, messaging services have been partially restored, a set of leaders have been released under conditions. But as this newspaper has argued in the past, this is not sufficient(PTI)
Some restrictions have been lifted — landline and mobile connectivity is back, messaging services have been partially restored, a set of leaders have been released under conditions. But as this newspaper has argued in the past, this is not sufficient(PTI)
Published on Jan 07, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Sukhbir playing dirty politics on Citizenship Act, says Capt

With these contradictory statements, Sukhbir had once again exposed himself as an unprincipled leader with no morality, said Amarinder.
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 11:19 PM IST
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