To spread the importance of the Indian Constitution, India observed November 26 as the Constitution Day of India. The day was also declared as the…
The Centre requested the Supreme Court to set up a bench of five or more judges to adjudicate whether right to privacy was part of a citizen’s fundamental right given the conflicting rulings given by the apex court on this issue in the last 60 years.
Expressing concern over misuse of social media and Internet, the Supreme Court of India stressed the need for a new law to regulate social media to curb malicious and defamatory messages circulated online. It also said that the Parliament should bring a new law to regulate the social media.
The term the Constitution (100th Amendment) Act, 2015 was in news in the fourth week of May 2015 as the President of India Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Constitution (119th Amendment) Bill, 2013 that related to the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between India and Bangladesh.
The 14th Finance Commission has hiked the states’ share of central taxes by an unprecedented 10 percentage points from 32% to 42%. The move will financially benefit states greatly, possibly at the Centre’s cost. It gives states greater freedom to choose how they spend the money while reducing the discretionary fiscal space available to the Union finance minister.
People now don’t want to be ‘ruled’ but rather ‘served’. They want to break the century long ‘born to rule’ attitude of ruling class and its tendency to take people for granted. It is on this backdrop that the unprecedented victory of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi assembly elections could be seen as a beginning of change in Indian politics.