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#WhatTheFAQ: Why is there a ban on words like “corrupt”, “lollipop” and “sexual harrasment” in Parliament?

The Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a new booklet today, July 14, listing out words and expressions that are “unparliamentary” in nature. Is this the first time this is happening? Let’s find out

Published on 14th July 2022
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DU-St Stephen's admission row: College in "gross violation" of its constitution, says Assistant Prof

It was only last week that the National Testing Agency (NTA) had announced that the Common University Entrance Test, or CUET-UG, will be conducted from July 15 to August 10

Published on 13th July 2022
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Reducing India to a civic nation bound by a Constitution disregards its history: JNU VC

Prof Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit was speaking about the distortion of history at large. Noting its various challenges, she said, "History is 'his' story, but 'her' story also has to come"

Published on 20th May 2022
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SC comes to aid of student with disability; directs IIT-B to bestow Master in Design degree

The top court declared that the student successfully completed the course and that the qualification shall hold good for all practical purposes

Published on 17th May 2022
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#WhatTheFAQ: Tracing the use of sedition law against Gandhi and now, former student leader Umar Khalid et al

We trace the checkered past of the law, its origin, its adoption in the Constitution of India, the famous cases that made headlines, criticisms towards it and the status quo

Published on 5th May 2022
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What happened on April 14: When Dr Ambedkar was born and Pottermore was launched 

We all have heard about the Father of the Indian Constitution and his contributions to the country, let us find out a little more about his life too

Published on 14th April 2022
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Student moves SC in opposition to K'taka High Court's judgment to uphold hijab ban

The petition has been filed by Niba Naaz, a student, through advocate-on-record Anas Tanwir

Published on 15th March 2022
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What the FAQ: What is the geography of the ban on clothing worn by women on their heads?

As the hijab row reaches its climax in Karnataka, we examine how and which forms of headgears have been received around the world

Published on 15th March 2022
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What the FAQ: What is the doctrine of constitutional morality invoked in the #hijabban case?

This term appears in the writings of George Grote, a British historian, and Chandrachud writes that, at the heart of it, the term means a “coexstience of freedom and self-imposed restraint”

Published on 18th February 2022
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#HijabRow: State to file submissions tomorrow, hearing adjourned for fourth day in hijab case

The three-judge bench is on Day 5 of the hearing. Advocates argued today that the GO by the K'taka govt violated international treaties, and is impacting the mental health of young Muslim girls

Published on 17th February 2022
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Assam's Bodoland Super 50 Mission will help youngsters train for competitive exams 

Ten candidates from each district of Baksa, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Tamulpur and Udalguri, all in all, 50, will be shortlisted via an entrance exam to take part in the programme annually

Published on 16th February 2022
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A PIL seeking common syllabus, curriculum for all children rejected by Supreme Court

The PIL went on to state that it is the union's duty to effectuate a common education system which it has failed to do, instead, it simply adopted the pre-existing National Curriculum Framework (NCF)

Published on 11th February 2022
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Why does this fresh plea on hijab row insist that Supreme Court take cognisance of the issue? 

The plea also stated that different high courts for different states might pass conflicting orders which is why it is important that the Supreme Court hears it 

Published on 10th February 2022
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#HijabRow: Karnataka HC passes interim order for educational institutions to reopen, prohibits wearing of hijabs, saffron shawls by students

The hearing will continue on Monday, Feb 14, and in the meantime, the three-judge bench has called for peace and tranquility in the state

Published on 10th February 2022
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#HijabRow: Kapil Sibal's request to list student's petition in SC stalled, K'taka HC to hear it first

The petition in the Karnataka High Court was filed by a PUC student in Udupi who was denied entry into her college for showing up in a hijab

Published on 10th February 2022

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