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Three former Congress law ministers write to Rajasthan Governor asking him to convene assembly session

Salman Khurshid, Ashwani Kumar, and Kapil Sibal, who are also senior advocates at the SC, said that the apex court judgments in Shamsher Singh v. Union of India (1974) and Nabam Rebia v. Deputy Speaker (2016) limits the powers of Governor.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot leaves from a hotel in Jaipur.(PTI)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot leaves from a hotel in Jaipur.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 06:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 07:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami

It is time to reset India’s approach to the environment

Expand the meaning of environmental damage and create institutionalised methods of ensuring its protection
The Vizag gas leak has shown why it is important to prevent environmental damage before it happens(PTI)
The Vizag gas leak has shown why it is important to prevent environmental damage before it happens(PTI)
Updated on May 08, 2020 07:19 PM IST
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ByNeha Sinha

Consider enacting 1 nation, 1 ration card: SC to Centre

A three-judge bench headed by justice NV Ramana passed the order in a plea by a petitioner who highlighted the plight of migrant labourers because they did not have local identity proof.
Migrant workers carrying their luggage walk towards their villages in Guwahati on Tuesday.(PTI)
Migrant workers carrying their luggage walk towards their villages in Guwahati on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Sinister trend by populist elements to influence court verdicts, says Law Minister

Prasad said that while he welcomed dissent and populism, a problem arises when the biggest flag-bearers of populism are those who have been rejected by the people in elections.
Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at alleged attempts by populists to dictate decisions to the courts by public criticism.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at alleged attempts by populists to dictate decisions to the courts by public criticism.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 07:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Movie on gangster doesn’t have CBFC certification: Centre to HC

CHANDIGARH The Centre has told Punjab and Haryana high court that controversial movie “Shooter”, reportedly on the life of slain gangster Sukha Kahlwan, does not have certificate for public viewing from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The information in this regard was given to the Punjab and Haryana high court on February 14 by Centre’s counsel Dheeraj Jain, stating that no certificate for public exhibition of the movie has been issued by the Union of India.
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Published on Feb 18, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Standing with Gandhi in Ahmedabad, writes Ramachandra Guha

Ahmedabad was once Gandhi’s city. Yet, in recent decades, Ahmedabad has wilfully, deliberately, turned its back on the legacy of its greatest resident
The Gandhians of Gujarat may abandon him; the politicians of Gujarat may betray him; but in the minds and hearts of many ordinary Amdavadis, the Mahatma lives on(Alamy Stock Photo)
The Gandhians of Gujarat may abandon him; the politicians of Gujarat may betray him; but in the minds and hearts of many ordinary Amdavadis, the Mahatma lives on(Alamy Stock Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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ByRamachandra Guha

Constitution to SC: How the federal doctrine evolved

Distribution of powers between the Centre and the states and the kind of federal structure it provides or conceives is not the sole basis for the validity of a law or executive action. Equally, if not more important, are the issues relating to the fundamental rights and foundational principles that constitute the basic structure of the Constitution.
Vallabhbhai Patel (R) in a moment of levity with his associate, Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar, in 1949.(HT Archive)
Vallabhbhai Patel (R) in a moment of levity with his associate, Amritlal Vithaldas Thakkar, in 1949.(HT Archive)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 07:01 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByMP Singh

Distraught students of Jhajjar medical college now pin their hopes on Vij

Uncertain Future: Institute was stripped off affiliation in 2016, forcing students to resort to agitation; health minister says he has written to MCI to shift the students to other colleges
The protesting students had two days ago lifted their dharna after three months on the assurance given by health minister Anil Vij that they would be shifted to other colleges.(HT PHOTO)
The protesting students had two days ago lifted their dharna after three months on the assurance given by health minister Anil Vij that they would be shifted to other colleges.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 15, 2019 10:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRajesh Moudgil, Chandigarh

Government orders freezing of accounts of Manipur rebels seeking freedom

Manipur government’s order said the rebels could use the money against the union of India and should be seized with immediate effect.Biren and Samarjit announced the ‘Manipur government-in-exile’ in London earlier this week.
Biren and Samarjit announced the ‘Manipur government-in-exile’ in London earlier this week.(Twitter)
Biren and Samarjit announced the ‘Manipur government-in-exile’ in London earlier this week.(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar

ABVP wins 3 of top 4 DUSU posts, NSUI ends up with 1

Fewer students had turned up to vote in the this year’s DUSU election for which polling was held Thursday.
(L to R) ABVP candidates Pradeep Tanwar, Vice president , Akshit Dhaiya President and Shivangi Kharwal, Joint Secretary posing for photographs after winning the DUSU elections at Police lines Kingsway Camp. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
(L to R) ABVP candidates Pradeep Tanwar, Vice president , Akshit Dhaiya President and Shivangi Kharwal, Joint Secretary posing for photographs after winning the DUSU elections at Police lines Kingsway Camp. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 08:08 AM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

NSCN-IM reiterates demand for separate constitution for Nagas

NSCN-IM has been in a ceasefire agreement with the Indian government for over two decades now. The outfit, which is seeking a separate flag, constitution for Nagas, had signed a Framework Agreement with Centre in 2015.
Since signing of the agreement, six other Naga rebel groups have joined the formal talks with Centre to arrive at a long lasting solution.(HT File Photo)
Since signing of the agreement, six other Naga rebel groups have joined the formal talks with Centre to arrive at a long lasting solution.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 05:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar

Puri demolition drive in public interest: SC team

Kumar, appointed as Amicus Curiae in the case of Mrinalini Padhi vs Union of India over reforms in Jagannath temple, said he was satisfied with was the action on converting Puri into a World Heritage city.
Kumar and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta visited the temple, and met Govardhan Peeth shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati and Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingh Deb.(HT image)
Kumar and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta visited the temple, and met Govardhan Peeth shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati and Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingh Deb.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 07:19 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByHT Correspondent

SC appointed Amicus Curiae gives nod to demolition of ‘mutts’ near Jagannath Temple

Kumar, appointed as Amicus Curiae in the case of Mrinalini Padhi vs. Union of India over reforms in the Jagannath Temple, said he was satisfied with the action on converting Puri into a World Heritage city.
The expansion of the road around the Jagannath Temple in Puri is necessary for the smooth organization of the Nagarjuna Besa next year that will take place after a gap of 25 years.(PTI PHOTO.)
The expansion of the road around the Jagannath Temple in Puri is necessary for the smooth organization of the Nagarjuna Besa next year that will take place after a gap of 25 years.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 05:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Government needs to ensure safety of LGBT folk

In February this year, the Calcutta High Court rejected attempts by a family to separate two women in a relationship, reiterating that the freedom of the choice of a sexual partner was inherent in the right of self-determination.
In the year that has followed the Supreme Court decision reading down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) identifying persons have approached the courts to assert their rights.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
In the year that has followed the Supreme Court decision reading down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) identifying persons have approached the courts to assert their rights.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 03:17 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByMihir Samson

377: What we won, what remains | Analysis

The SC judgment marked a coming-out moment for the LGBT community, but challenges persist
Homosexuality was not an import from a decadent West. It was homophobia that was imposed on us(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Homosexuality was not an import from a decadent West. It was homophobia that was imposed on us(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 05, 2019 08:34 PM IST
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BySaurabh Kirpal

How homebuyers managed to secure a landmark victory

The Supreme Court of India delivered its landmark judgment in the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC) case reaffirming the rights of homebuyers which was challenged by a consortium of builders.
The Supreme Court of India , upheld the constitutional validity of the Section 5(8) (f) of the IBC Code which gives right to the homebuyers to approach the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under the IBC.(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court of India , upheld the constitutional validity of the Section 5(8) (f) of the IBC Code which gives right to the homebuyers to approach the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under the IBC.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 02:11 PM IST
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Hindusatn Times, New Delhi | ByNamrata Kohli

PU elections: 28 clear nomination for president’s post

26 nominations have been cleared for the post of vice-president, 32 for secretary and 28 for the post of joint secretary; polling scheduled on September 6
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Updated on Aug 31, 2019 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan will be part of India one day, says Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan are currently under the occupation of Pakistan.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh(HT Photo)
Union Minister Jitendra Singh(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 04:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Car rallies, pamphlets, loud speakers banned on PU campus

Students directed to carry ID cards; outsider entry stopped
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Updated on Aug 29, 2019 12:47 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea against Article 370 move

Advocate M L Sharma, who has filed the petition, urged the bench that his plea be listed for hearing either on August 12 or 13.
The Supreme Court(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 12:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Days before Article 370 move, SC nixed J-K adultery law

The order in the case was released on Wednesday.
Supreme Court put an end to J-K adultery law days before Article 370 was abrogated.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court put an end to J-K adultery law days before Article 370 was abrogated.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 12:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

3,424 vehicles ferrying school kids found unfit in Uttar Pradesh

As many as 46,444 vehicles are engaged in transporting school children across the state, as per the government. Initially, over 6,000 of them were found unfit and operators were asked to obtain NoC after rectifying the shortcomings.
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 02:07 AM IST
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Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Article 370 not part of ‘basic structure’

Thus abrogation of Article 370 did not require a constitutional amendment and the contention that it is unconstitutional is fallacious.
There are many pros and cons about the integration of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
There are many pros and cons about the integration of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 04:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySoli J Sorabjee

Bombay High Court relief for 16 sailors stuck on ship at JNPT

The directive followed the failure of the Union of India and ship’s owners to come up with a solution of their own.
The ship had been arrested and anchored off JNPT by the sheriff of Mumbai as the company owning the ship had not paid its creditors their dues.(HT Photo)
The ship had been arrested and anchored off JNPT by the sheriff of Mumbai as the company owning the ship had not paid its creditors their dues.(HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2019 04:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

NEET 2019: Download fresh admit cards if your exam centre has changed, check list here

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has issued a notification regarding change of examination centres of students due to Lok Sabha Polls and some other unavoidable reasons.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has issued a notification regarding change of examination centres of students due to Lok Sabha Polls and some other unavoidable reasons.(Satish Bate/HT file)
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has issued a notification regarding change of examination centres of students due to Lok Sabha Polls and some other unavoidable reasons.(Satish Bate/HT file)
Published on May 03, 2019 04:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNilesh Mathur

No stay on confiscation of Vijay Mallya’s Indian assets

The judges asked as to how Mallya was aggrieved by the confiscation when his creditors and banks should have been more concerned with the attached assets in order to secure their dues.
Mallya, 63, has challenged in the court the constitutional validity of some sections of the Fugitive Economic Offenders (FEO) Act, 2018(AP)
Mallya, 63, has challenged in the court the constitutional validity of some sections of the Fugitive Economic Offenders (FEO) Act, 2018(AP)
Published on Apr 24, 2019 11:53 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Review plea filed in SC for civil rights of homosexuals

It had sought recognition of their rights to same-sex marriages, adoption, surrogacy, IVF and directions so that the community can serve openly in the army, navy and air force.
The plea had raised the issue of “non-recognition of same-sex marriages” under the Special Marriages Act, 1954) and denial of adoption and surrogacy rights to the members of the LGBTQ community members.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The plea had raised the issue of “non-recognition of same-sex marriages” under the Special Marriages Act, 1954) and denial of adoption and surrogacy rights to the members of the LGBTQ community members.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 08:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

High Court dismisses plea seeking stay on 10% EWS quota

According to the MUHS Act, any changes to the admission process need to happen at least six months before the new academic year starts and shall not exceed August 1 of each academic year.
High Court dismisses plea seeking stay on 10% EWS quota
High Court dismisses plea seeking stay on 10% EWS quota
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 08:03 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Wildlife board not to hear J-K cases now

Existing laws, including the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and the Jammu and Kashmir Wildlife Protection Act, do not provide for consultation of the NBWL for cases related to national parks or sanctuaries in Jammu and Kashmir, the committee said in a report.
Orphan elephants play at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya on March 12, 2019. - Each calf at the nursery has a tragic story: orphaned by poachers, drought, or in conflict with humans encroaching ever further into the few wild places left. Elephants stay for about three years at the orphanage, where they are fed every three hours and sleep in individual wooden pens, each with a keeper. In 42 years, the trust has rehabilitated more than 230 orphan elephants. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)(AFP)
Orphan elephants play at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya on March 12, 2019. - Each calf at the nursery has a tragic story: orphaned by poachers, drought, or in conflict with humans encroaching ever further into the few wild places left. Elephants stay for about three years at the orphanage, where they are fed every three hours and sleep in individual wooden pens, each with a keeper. In 42 years, the trust has rehabilitated more than 230 orphan elephants. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Apr 07, 2019 06:45 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi
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