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Indefinite refusal of bail is unacceptable: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court held that the right to life and personal liberty enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution is “overarching and sacrosanct”

The Supreme Court's ruling came as it granted bail to Sheikh Javed Iqbal. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 12:57 AM IST

Evening briefing: Congress reacts to 'Samvidhan Hatya Diwas'; all latest news

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items that you should check out.

In a sharp reaction to the Centre's decision to observe June 25 as the Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas, the Congress on Friday said June 4 should be observed as “ModiMukti Diwas”(File photo)
Published on Jul 12, 2024 06:25 PM IST

Karthumbhi umbrellas, Araku coffee, snow peas find mention in Modi’s Mann ki Baat

In the 111th episode of Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also encouraged citizens to plant a tree either with or in honour of their mothers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Published on Jun 30, 2024 06:30 PM IST

‘Gimmicks’: Kumaraswamy slams Congress MPs for carrying Constitution copies

The Union minister also came out in defence of PM Narendra Modi's remarks on emergency.

Union minister HD Kumaraswamy (ANI)
Published on Jun 24, 2024 04:08 PM IST

Review: Fraternity; Constitutional Norm and Human Need by Rajmohan Gandhi

In a lucid volume on the rarely emphasised virtue of fraternity enshrined by the preamble of our constitution, Rajmohan Gandhi seems to suggest that, despite its recent exclusions, there is hope yet for our society to be more inclusive

“The volume is not a simple elucidation of fraternity but a questioning narrative that outlines the limits and scopes of this “brotherhood”, which was and can be a prime glue to weld our unity in diversity.” (Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 09:49 PM IST
ByMaaz Bin Bilal

We, the People: The day after the results

The Constituent Assembly saw We, the People, as an assertion of the entity in whose name the Constitution was adopted.

The new parliament building illuminated in tri-color(ANI)
Published on Jun 03, 2024 10:00 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi displaying red Chinese constitution, ours blue: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma drew flak after claiming that Rahul Gandhi displayed Chinese constitution at rallies.

Rahul Gandhi at several rallies amid the ongoing Lok Sabha election displayed the Constitution as he appealed to voters to save it from the BJP-RSS.(PTI)
Published on May 18, 2024 07:08 PM IST

SC sets rules for acquisition of pvt properties by State, stresses on safeguarding rights of owners

The Supreme Court on Thursday underscored the constitutional safeguards required before the State can acquire private property, highlighting the necessity of adhering to fair procedures and upholding the rights of property owners under the Indian Constitution

The court outlined seven fundamental procedural rights that must be observed before any valid acquisition of property. (ANI)
Updated on May 17, 2024 09:02 AM IST

SC outlines State’s duty before acquiring private property in landmark ruling

The court said that procedural justice is a cornerstone of Article 300A when the acquisition of private property by the State is for a public purpose and on the payment of compensation

The ruling reinforced that the power of eminent domain cannot override procedural justice. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2024 04:41 PM IST

Reading Constitution at the time of elections

Those who claim that they will protect the spirit of the Constitution will first have to protect the collective vision of all the citizens

The Constitution is the book of the people. It belongs to each one of us. (Shutterstock)
Published on May 13, 2024 10:12 PM IST

Congress candidate claims Constitution ‘forced’ on Goa, PM Modi reacts

Congress party's South Goa candidate Viriato Fernandes stirred a controversy on Monday after he claimed that the Indian Constitution was “forced” on Goa.

Congress candidate from South Goa constituency Viriato Fernandes (PTI)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 06:09 PM IST

BR Ambedkar Jayanti: 10 timeless quotes by the architect of India's Constitution

Ambedkar Jayanti 2023: Here are 10 inspiring quotes by the Father of Indian Constitution - Dr Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar - on his 133rd birth anniversary

BR Ambedkar Jayanti 2024: 10 timeless quotes by the architect of India's Constitution (File Photo)
Published on Apr 13, 2024 11:32 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Supreme Court judge BR Gavai highlights Indian Constitution’s role

Justice Gavai was one of the judges on the Constitution bench that quashed the 2018 electoral bond (EB) case scheme by a judgment on February 15

Justice Gavai is in line to become the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in May 2025. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 12:45 PM IST

Delhiwale: Into a cab man’s soul

Cab driver Rajneesh, a simple person, values humanity and his family's happiness. He admires Ambedkar, runs a pizza outlet, and studies law. He aspires for beautiful handwriting.

Cab driver Rajneesh describes himself as a simple person. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 11, 2024 02:25 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi reacts to BJP MP's Constitution remarks: 'PM Modi's hidden agenda'

Anantkumar Hegde reportedly said the BJP alone would need 400 Lok Sabha seats to amend the Constitution in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 10, 2024 03:02 PM IST

Karnataka BJP MP calls for ‘rewriting constitution’: Report

MP Anantkumar Hegde said that the BJP alone would need 400 Lok Sabha seats to do that in the upcoming general election.

Karnataka BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde alleged that Congress leaders in the past amended the constitution to downgrade Hinduism.
Published on Mar 10, 2024 11:51 AM IST

Guest column | ‘Paws’ for thought on community dog conflicts

In the context of this duty, it is disheartening to observe a rise in retaliatory actions against dogs,and those who care for them and feed them have unfortunately borne the brunt of conflicts arising from the unbridled growth of stray dog numbers.

These regulations advocate for resolving conflicts between individuals and stray dogs in a humane manner without resorting to relocating the animals. (Representational Image/HT File)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 06:34 PM IST
ByHeer Shukla

How to be a constitutionalist: Lessons from Fali S. Nariman's cases

All accused have right to a lawyer, a woman has the right to earn without discrimination, Governors must stay neutral, newspapers have freedom of expression

Fali S Nariman(PTI)
Published on Feb 24, 2024 06:33 PM IST

SC helped enrich broader global conversation on rights, says Justice Kant

The Supreme Court of India has not only consistently upheld the tenets of the Indian Constitution but also enhanced the broader international conversation on justice and rights, justice Surya Kant said

Justice Surya Kant said this at second Supreme Court of India annual lecture series in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 06:38 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Quotas promote efficiency’: Supreme Court starts hearing on SC/ST reservation

The top court observed that reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) was consistent with the need to maintain efficiency in administration

Supreme Court starts hearing on the permissibility of subclassification within the SC/ST reservation. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 04:46 AM IST

National Voters' Day 2024: Date, history, significance, theme this year

National Voters' Day 2024: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance and theme this year of National Voters' Day

National Voters' Day 2024: Date, history, significance, theme this year (Photo by Twitter/OdishaCeo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 08:02 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Republic Day 2024: Date, history, significance, theme and all you want to know

Republic Day 2024: As India marks its 75th Republic Day, here's all you need to know about its date, history, significance, parade time and theme and more

A glimpse of the full dress rehearsal for the 75th Republic Day, in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Republic Day 2024: Date, history, significance, parade time, theme and all you want to know (ANI Photo/Sai Saswat Mishra)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 07:44 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Group clashes with FTII students over banners decrying Babri Masjid demolition

According to officials, a group of people barged into the FTII campus on Tuesday at around 1.30 pm and engaged in a physical altercation with the students who had put up the banner

The banner was put up near the Wisdom Tree following the consecration of the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 07:26 AM IST

Republic Day 2024: 10 creative and easy-to-make drawing ideas for kids

Republic Day 2024: Spark creativity in young artists with these easy drawing ideas designed for kids to celebrate the spirit of the occasion through art.

Republic Day 2024: 10 creative and easy-to-make drawing ideas for kids(Instagram)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 09:30 AM IST

World's tallest Ambedkar statue to be unveiled in Andhra Pradesh today. 5 points

Last year, the tallest Ambedkar statue outside India was unveiled in Maryland, US

'Statue of Justice' -- World's tallest Ambedkar's statue.(X/YS Jagan Mohan Reddy)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 08:28 AM IST

Republic Day 2024: 5 stunning Bollywood celeb inspired tri-colour outfits

From Alia Bhatt's elegant kurta look to Madhuri Dixit's graceful silk saree, get ready to celebrate Republic Day in style with Bollywood-inspired outfits.

Republic Day 2024: 5 stunning Bollywood celeb inspired tri-colour outfits(Instagram)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 10:47 AM IST

Rajnath lauds soldiers for patriotism, loyalty to Constitution

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh highlighted patriotism, courage, humanity, and loyalty to the Indian Constitution as the four key qualities of a soldier.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh addressing a gathering at ‘Shaurya Sandhya’, a military and combat display event that marked the conclusion of the 76th Army Day celebrations at Surya Khel Parisar in Lucknow on Jan 15. (HT photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 01:12 AM IST
BySreya Deb, Lucknow

Can’t regulate political alliances: EC to HC on plea against INDIA

The plea argued that by calling themselves INDIA, the 26 Opposition parties “want to take undue advantage of the name of our country for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections next year”

A bench of chief justice Satish Chandra Sharma and justice Sanjeev Narula on August 4, 2023 sought responses from Centre, the ECI and the 26 parties (Representative photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2023 06:34 AM IST

‘We should be one to build the nation’: Mallikarjun Kharge in Parliament

Mallikarjun Kharge said the success of the institution lies in the upholding of constitutional values and ideals

leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge speaks at the Parliament’s Central Hall before the House was shifted to a new building on Tuesday. (Video grab/Sansad TV)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 01:51 PM IST

Article 370: Can federating unit’s constitution be superior to that of the Union, asks SC

The Supreme Court questions the superiority of the constitution of a federating unit over the constitution of the Union, in relation to Article 370.

The bench is seized of a raft of petitions, filed by parliamentarians from the National Conference party, Kashmiri citizens, former bureaucrats and various organisations that have laid the challenge to the abrogation of Article 370 soon after the presidential order in August 2019. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 12:36 AM IST
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