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Disqualification of MLAs - II

Daily News GS II Polity

What is the issue? The recent disqualification of 18 MLAs in Tamil Nadu by the Speaker brings to the fore certain constitutional questions on the role of the Governor and the Speaker. What are the c…

September 23, 2017 0 172

Disqualification of MLAs

Daily News GS II Polity

Why in news? 18 MLAs in Tamil Nadu were disqualified by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker. What was the reason? The disqualified legislators belong to a faction of the AIADMK that opposes to the ru…

September 19, 2017 0 820

Special status of J&K

Daily News GS II Polity

What is the issue? Few right wing groups raised concerns that, special statusaccorded to J&K has prevented its “full integration” into the Indian Union. How J&K is provided with …

September 06, 2017 0 1147

Controversy Around Art 35A - II

Daily News GS II Mains

Click here for Part I What is the issue? The gender discrimination argument behind repealing Art 35A is justified to a large extent. However, a larger picture reveals that Art 35A is more relevan…

September 01, 2017 0 1299

Sexual Liberties - IPC 377 

Daily News GS II Polity

Why in news? The recent SC verdict on ‘Right to Privacy’ has reignited the debate on IPC - section 377.  What is IPC - Section 377? Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating ba…

August 26, 2017 0 943

The Fundemental Right to Privacy

Daily News GS II Polity

Why in news? The Supreme Court recently pronounced its verdict upholding right to privacy as a fundamental right. What are the main aspects of the verdict? In a unanimous verdict, a nine member C…

August 25, 2017 2 1869

Defending freedom of speech

Daily News GS II Polity

What is the issue? 70 years after Independence, the freedom of speech still occupies a fragile and weak place especially when it is used against the authority of the State. What are the legal provis…

August 17, 2017 0 1115

Controversy around Art 35A

Daily News GS II Polity

Why in news? The Supreme Court is hearing a PIL petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A. What is the controversy in Art 35A? Article 35A allows the Jammu and Kashmir legis…

August 15, 2017 0 1957

Gujarat Rajya Sabha Election

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? Two votes cast in Gujarat Rajya Sabha election were invalidated, when two electors cast their ballots and showed it. What is the ground for invalidation? As per the Conduct of Electi…

August 11, 2017 0 963

Parliamentary Salaries

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? The Tamil Nadu Assembly has recently voted to double the salaries of its legislators. This has raised a debate on rationalising the salaries of members of legislatures. What a…

August 05, 2017 0 902

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