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asianage
Wrap-up: Centre has No name for flag designerremain a mystery forever. The Union home minister has stated in response to an
Wrap-up: Centre has No name for flag designer
asianage / Posted yesterday
remain a mystery forever. The Union home minister has stated in response to an RTI query filed by this newspaper that the Constituent Assembly on July 22, 1947, adopted the Indian National Flag but doesn’t attribute the design of the national flag... Read more
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asianage
Wrap-up Centre has No name for flag designerremain a mystery forever. The Union home minister has stated in response to an
Wrap-up Centre has No name for flag designer
asianage / Posted yesterday
remain a mystery forever. The Union home minister has stated in response to an RTI query filed by this newspaper that the Constituent Assembly on July 22, 1947, adopted the Indian National Flag but doesn’t attribute the design of the national flag... Read more
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The Economic Times
Natural history museums must now tell more about climate change, biodiversity and human-wildlife coexistenceto becoming a collector and the curator who had put together the display. Prate
Natural history museums must now tell more about climate change, biodiversity and human-wildlife coexistence
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
to becoming a collector and the curator who had put together the display. Prater would go on represent Anglo-Indians in the Constituent Assembly of India. Indians at that time had little idea of the diversity of their wildlife. People knew the big... Read more
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Deepika
World News Detailwas removed from the Narayanhiti Palace, from where the Shah dynasty resided,
World News Detail
Deepika / Posted 3 days ago
was removed from the Narayanhiti Palace, from where the Shah dynasty resided, in May 2008 after Nepal's newly first Constituent Assembly abolished monarchy and converted the country into a republic. The erstwhile Hindu kingdom was also... Read more
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dna
Gram Uday se Bharat Uday: Will we finally see the rise of Panchayats?14. Dr Ambedkar, however, opposed the provision of constitutional status to loc
Gram Uday se Bharat Uday: Will we finally see the rise of Panchayats?
dna / Posted 3 days ago
14. Dr Ambedkar, however, opposed the provision of constitutional status to local governments during the debates in the constituent assembly. It was because of his views that panchayats (and municipalities) did not become the democratically... Read more
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Daily News
Untouched revolutionary questconstitution. After the creation of Pakistan in August 1947, Mandal migrated to
Untouched revolutionary quest
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
constitution. After the creation of Pakistan in August 1947, Mandal migrated to Karachi and became the member of the first constituent assembly of Pakistan and then became Minister of Law and Labour in Pakistan,” explained Uyangoda. One hundred... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Critical Questions As Parliament Convenes in DodomaLeaks are not uncommon and I still recall when the sitting arrangement had to b
Critical Questions As Parliament Convenes in Dodoma
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Leaks are not uncommon and I still recall when the sitting arrangement had to be changed twice to accommodate the Constituent Assembly and later Parliament. The government's blanket ban on live broadcasts from Parliament is another highly... Read more
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Ekklesia
WCC panel discusses ideas on European identityContat, former head of delegations at the International Committee of the Red Cr
WCC panel discusses ideas on European identity
Ekklesia / Posted 6 days ago
Contat, former head of delegations at the International Committee of the Red Cross, and joint president of the Genevan Constituent Assembly, served as chair of the discussion, and attempted to summarise the reflections of the group on... Read more
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asianage
No data on who designed flag: MHA’s RTI replyremain a mystery forever. The Union home minister has stated in response to an
No data on who designed flag: MHA’s RTI reply
asianage / Posted 6 days ago
remain a mystery forever. The Union home minister has stated in response to an RTI query filed by this newspaper that the Constituent Assembly, on July 22, 1947, adopted the Indian national flag but doesn’t attribute its design to any... Read more
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asianage
No data on who designed flag MHA's RTI replyremain a mystery forever. The Union home minister has stated in response to an
No data on who designed flag MHA's RTI reply
asianage / Posted 6 days ago
remain a mystery forever. The Union home minister has stated in response to an RTI query filed by this newspaper that the Constituent Assembly, on July 22, 1947, adopted the Indian national flag but doesn’t attribute its design to any... Read more
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BBC News
Nepal's President Yadav approves secular constitutionraised by Maoists rebels whose 10-year civil war ended with a peace deal in 200
Nepal's President Yadav approves secular constitution
BBC News / Posted 8 days ago
raised by Maoists rebels whose 10-year civil war ended with a peace deal in 2006. In 2008, the Maoists won elections to a constituent assembly, leading to the abolition of the 240-year-old monarchy. But amid squabbling, the assembly failed to draw... Read more
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Business Standard India
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: India's political diabetesour Constitution, while being excellent in terms of the rights it confers on us
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: India's political diabetes
Business Standard India / Posted 8 days ago
our Constitution, while being excellent in terms of the rights it confers on us, is flawed in too many other respects. The Constituent Assembly, apart from adopting the 1935 Government of India Act as the base document, tried to do too much... Read more
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The Economic Times
Supreme Court nominally signs off on Uttarakhand President's Rule issueIn the Constituent Assembly, there were serious objections to retaining such an
Supreme Court nominally signs off on Uttarakhand President's Rule issue
The Economic Times / Posted 9 days ago
In the Constituent Assembly, there were serious objections to retaining such an article as it was felt that this provision was incompatible in a federal structure wherein each state had the same plenary powers in its sphere of legislation as the... Read more
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The Economic Times
Supreme Court normally signs off on Uttarakhand president's rule issueIn the Constituent Assembly, there were serious objections to retaining such an
Supreme Court normally signs off on Uttarakhand president's rule issue
The Economic Times / Posted 9 days ago
In the Constituent Assembly, there were serious objections to retaining such an article as it was felt that this provision was incompatible in a federal structure wherein each state had the same plenary powers in its sphere of legislation as the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Make final debate a litmus test of character and judgmentsenators to be elected by the entire national electorate. Is the candidate in
Make final debate a litmus test of character and judgment
The Manila Times / Posted 10 days ago
senators to be elected by the entire national electorate. Is the candidate in favor of allowing Congress, convening as a constituent assembly, to amend the Constitution? Will he favor making the senatorial election regional, to afford better... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Your Govt Impunity Is Amazing - Bidandiand good governance and if continued, will ultimately destroy Parliament. Mr P
Your Govt Impunity Is Amazing - Bidandi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
and good governance and if continued, will ultimately destroy Parliament. Mr President, the people of Uganda, through the Constituent Assembly, distributed powers and functions and provided for the checks and balances necessary for good... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Mangufuli Needs Supportive Constitution to Win War on Corruption'Mr Warioba, whose first Draft Constitution that proposed sweeping changes in ta
'Mangufuli Needs Supportive Constitution to Win War on Corruption'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Mr Warioba, whose first Draft Constitution that proposed sweeping changes in tackling corruption was rejected by the Constituent Assembly, said some sections that were originally in the document would have aided efforts to stamp out... Read more
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New Kerala
Dahal calls for unity among progressive leftist forces in Nepal - newkerala.com #52985UCPN-Maoist chairman said that the uprising, which grew on the foundation of th
Dahal calls for unity among progressive leftist forces in Nepal - newkerala.com #52985
New Kerala / Posted 11 days ago
UCPN-Maoist chairman said that the uprising, which grew on the foundation of the people's war, ended the royal institution and secured political achievements as republic, secularism, federalism and inclusiveness through the Constituent Assembly (... Read more
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New Kerala
Nepal's Maoists want withdrawal of war-era cases - newkerala.com #52643the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and not by regular courts. The Ma
Nepal's Maoists want withdrawal of war-era cases - newkerala.com #52643
New Kerala / Posted 11 days ago
the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and not by regular courts. The Maoists later became the largest party in the Constituent Assembly after the 2008 elections. Two transitional justice mechanisms -- TRC and the Commission on Enforced... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Story of cities #26: Delhi's modernist dream proves a far-fetched fantasyIn the late hours of 14 August 1947, on the eve of Indian independence, Jawahar
Story of cities #26: Delhi's modernist dream proves a far-fetched fantasy
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 13 days ago
In the late hours of 14 August 1947, on the eve of Indian independence, Jawaharlal Nehru stood at the podium of the Constituent Assembly and delivered his vision for a new capital city. “We have to build a noble mansion of free India where all her... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dogara, 2016 Budget and Push for Legislature-Executive Rapportorgans of government enjoys its independence. Indeed, the framers of the 1979
Dogara, 2016 Budget and Push for Legislature-Executive Rapport
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
organs of government enjoys its independence. Indeed, the framers of the 1979 constitution that was recommended by the Constituent Assembly and later adopted as the 1999 constitution, deliberately set out to ensure that both the doctrine of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Letter From Human Rights Watch to the United Republic of Tanzania On Compliance With UN Cedaw Committee Decisionconcluding observations on Tanzania. In 2014, Human Rights Watch submitted a j
Letter From Human Rights Watch to the United Republic of Tanzania On Compliance With UN Cedaw Committee Decision
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
concluding observations on Tanzania. In 2014, Human Rights Watch submitted a joint letter to members of the Tanzania Constituent Assembly, urging it to ensure that the new constitution expressly and clearly guarantees full equality for women... Read more
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The Economic Times
Politicians ignore Ambedkar's dislike for hero-worshipbirth anniversary is celebrated and the speeches made by politicians are ample
Politicians ignore Ambedkar's dislike for hero-worship
The Economic Times / Posted 15 days ago
birth anniversary is celebrated and the speeches made by politicians are ample proof of hero-worship. Speaking in the Constituent Assembly, Ambedkar had issued a warning, which has contemporary relevance. "This caution is far more necessary in... Read more
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The Hindu
A veteran leader reminisces about the days of yoreT.M. Kaliyannan was member of T.N.’s first Assembly and is the sole surviving m
A veteran leader reminisces about the days of yore
The Hindu / Posted 15 days ago
T.M. Kaliyannan was member of T.N.’s first Assembly and is the sole surviving member of the Constituent Assembly He is 96, the only surviving member of the Constituent Assembly, and was a member of Tamil Nadu’s first Assembly. T.M. Kaliyannan has... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Architect of India's Constitution Babasaheb Ambedkar remembered in Bangladeshthe passage of laws which gave equal rights to women.” He had a special connec
Architect of India's Constitution Babasaheb Ambedkar remembered in Bangladesh
Bdnews24.com / Posted 17 days ago
the passage of laws which gave equal rights to women.” He had a special connection with Bengal as he was elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1946 before partition by the people of Bengal, which then included Khulna, Jessore, Barisal and... Read more
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OJornal News
Proposed impeachment of President Dilma Roussef not justifiedsexism and gender violence. We urge all of Brazilian society, women and men, to
Proposed impeachment of President Dilma Roussef not justified
OJornal News / Posted 17 days ago
sexism and gender violence. We urge all of Brazilian society, women and men, to fight for the preservation of the Brazilian Constituent Assembly. The Brazilian Women’s Group does not agree with the proposed impeachment of President Dilma Roussef... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Post-earthquake Nepal’s struggle to adopt Canadian-style federalismsomething new was needed. In a move born of desperation and fatigue, they agree
Post-earthquake Nepal’s struggle to adopt Canadian-style federalism
The Globe and Mail / Posted 17 days ago
something new was needed. In a move born of desperation and fatigue, they agreed (which they don’t do often) to convene a constituent assembly. Rather amazingly, the assembly voted to give Nepal’s 28 million people a new federal constitution. The... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Politicians rush to claim Ambedkar’s legacy on his 125th birth anniv125-ft bronze statue of Ambedkar near the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad. “We
Politicians rush to claim Ambedkar’s legacy on his 125th birth anniv
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 18 days ago
125-ft bronze statue of Ambedkar near the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad. “We got Telangana because Ambedkar argued in the Constituent Assembly and made the Act that Centre should stand by the weak...,” Rao said. JNU students’ union president... Read more
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The Financial Express
We got Telangana because of B R Ambedkar, says K Chandrasekhar Raothere should be an opportunity for the weak to come to the Centre… “We got Tel
We got Telangana because of B R Ambedkar, says K Chandrasekhar Rao
The Financial Express / Posted 18 days ago
there should be an opportunity for the weak to come to the Centre… “We got Telangana because Ambedkar argued in the Constituent Assembly and made the Act that Centre should stand by the weak…,” Rao said. He announced setting up of 250... Read more
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Business Standard India
Babasaheb Ambedkar: Gandhi, caste and the ConstitutionDrafting Committee. His views about the reforms needed in the Indian society w
Babasaheb Ambedkar: Gandhi, caste and the Constitution
Business Standard India / Posted 19 days ago
Drafting Committee. His views about the reforms needed in the Indian society were on display during the debates in the Constituent Assembly. He mooted the need for a civil code which would be removed from religious influences. Speaking on the... Read more
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New Kerala
Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to Ambedkar - newkerala.com #49292of his proud legacies to our country," she said, according to a statement. As
Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to Ambedkar - newkerala.com #49292
New Kerala / Posted 19 days ago
of his proud legacies to our country," she said, according to a statement. As Ambedkar said in the "last session of the constituent assembly, our Constitution has given us not just a political democracy, but also a social democracy, guaranteeing... Read more
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New Kerala
Sushila Karki appointed as first female acting Chief Justice of Nepal - newkerala.com #49265of civil war in 2006 and the abolition of the 239-year-old feudal monarchy two
Sushila Karki appointed as first female acting Chief Justice of Nepal - newkerala.com #49265
New Kerala / Posted 19 days ago
of civil war in 2006 and the abolition of the 239-year-old feudal monarchy two years later. Last year, a specially elected Constituent Assembly approved the first post-monarchical constitution, which gave women the right to 'proportional... Read more
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The Hindu
Casteism in India The fatal accident of birtheffective safeguards to enforce equality of opportunity to those who were hithe
Casteism in India The fatal accident of birth
The Hindu / Posted 19 days ago
effective safeguards to enforce equality of opportunity to those who were hitherto deprived. In his memorandum to the Constituent Assembly he explained the safeguards “to mean that the Scheduled Castes are more than a minority and that any... Read more
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The Hindu
The prescience of Babasaheb Ambedkarof law, which he poetically described as “the greatest disinfectant against ine
The prescience of Babasaheb Ambedkar
The Hindu / Posted 19 days ago
of law, which he poetically described as “the greatest disinfectant against inequality”. In his speech in the Constituent Assembly, while stating that India is an integral whole, he cautioned, “The sooner we realise that we are not yet... Read more
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The Economic Times
Ambedkar, an icon no party can afford to ignorehis monumental contribution to the making of India's constitution it is appropr
Ambedkar, an icon no party can afford to ignore
The Economic Times / Posted 20 days ago
his monumental contribution to the making of India's constitution it is appropriate to quote from his last speech in the Constituent Assembly on November 25, 1949, the eve of the statute being adopted the following day: "On January 26, 1950, we... Read more
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New Kerala
Ambedkar, an icon no party can afford to ignore - newkerala.com #48728his monumental contribution to the making of India's constitution it is appropr
Ambedkar, an icon no party can afford to ignore - newkerala.com #48728
New Kerala / Posted 20 days ago
his monumental contribution to the making of India's constitution it is appropriate to quote from his last speech in the Constituent Assembly on November 25, 1949, the eve of the statute being adopted the following day: "On January 26, 1950, we... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Democratic Resilience Amid Global Turmoilthe Third Republic on October 1, 1979. In that process, many severe challenges
Democratic Resilience Amid Global Turmoil
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
the Third Republic on October 1, 1979. In that process, many severe challenges were overcome including the boycott of the Constituent Assembly in April 1978 over the proposal to create a Federal Sharia Court of Appeal. I was present in Nigeria... Read more
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Business Standard India
Shreekant Sambrani: Coping with water warsto abide by even Supreme Court judgments. The fractured polity offers no soluti
Shreekant Sambrani: Coping with water wars
Business Standard India / Posted 21 days ago
to abide by even Supreme Court judgments. The fractured polity offers no solution and the kind of wisdom exercised by the Constituent Assembly is not in evidence. So however desirable such a strategy may be, we are faced with the prospect of... Read more
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The Hindu
Of liquor bans and the ballot boxdeep sense of hypocrisy, populism, cynicism and realism. In fact, the talk of p
Of liquor bans and the ballot box
The Hindu / Posted 22 days ago
deep sense of hypocrisy, populism, cynicism and realism. In fact, the talk of prohibition reminds one of the debates in our Constituent Assembly. Prohibition, more than khadi, was often the ideological plank Gandhians identified themselves with.... Read more
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Pilipino Star
We need to restore the dignity of Congressfor operation of public utilities. Congress may also propose amendments to the
We need to restore the dignity of Congress
Pilipino Star / Posted 22 days ago
for operation of public utilities. Congress may also propose amendments to the Constitution by transforming itself into a Constituent Assembly. Second, Congress may conduct investigations in aid of legislation. The findings and recommendations of... Read more
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The Economic Times
Bhimrao Ambedkar's teachings may not be the way out of the caste systemof the Constitution. India's basic law is a product of the freedom movement, it
Bhimrao Ambedkar's teachings may not be the way out of the caste system
The Economic Times / Posted 23 days ago
of the Constitution. India's basic law is a product of the freedom movement, its specific provisions thrashed out in the constituent assembly through intense debate by a bunch of wise people. Ambedkar played a significant role, no doubt, but... Read more
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The Economic Times
Governor apprises UP Speaker of reasons for not giving accent to six billsof a party". Naik, during the meeting today, also handed over a copy of debate
Governor apprises UP Speaker of reasons for not giving accent to six bills
The Economic Times / Posted 23 days ago
of a party". Naik, during the meeting today, also handed over a copy of debate including the views of B R Ambedkar in the Constituent Assembly about the rights of governors and duties of chief ministers regarding summoning of information and... Read more
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dna
Tamil Nadu elections: How many women will you nominate?elections… finally! From across the Palk Straits, came the news this week that
Tamil Nadu elections: How many women will you nominate?
dna / Posted 24 days ago
elections… finally! From across the Palk Straits, came the news this week that Sri Lanka’s Parliament was converted into a Constituent Assembly that will deliberate on the thousands of suggestions they crowd-sourced in the first quarter of this... Read more
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The Hindu
National Court of Appeal: Not a court of everyday appealsof constitutional disputes, but also as a plenary body that would settle the la
National Court of Appeal: Not a court of everyday appeals
The Hindu / Posted 24 days ago
of constitutional disputes, but also as a plenary body that would settle the law of the land. However, by all accounts, the Constituent Assembly believed the court would exercise great discretion in choosing its own scope of work. The court was not... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Battle of the constitutiona purely formal referendum. In contrast, the 1928 Constitution, amended in 195
Battle of the constitution
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 25 days ago
a purely formal referendum. In contrast, the 1928 Constitution, amended in 1950, was drafted by a democratically elected constituent assembly. Some elements in the opposition are demanding a temporary return to this constitution until a new one... Read more
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Daily News
SLFP division and good governanceJoint Opposition. Already they have chopped off vital sections from the preambl
SLFP division and good governance
Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
Joint Opposition. Already they have chopped off vital sections from the preamble to the Resolution on the formation of the Constituent Assembly. They are already imposing conditions on the nature of the State which they insist are non-negotiable... Read more
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Daily Maverick
International Crisis Group: Nepal’s Divisive New Constitution, an Existential Crisisfor lasting peace and reconciliation. After the devastating earthquakes in spr
International Crisis Group: Nepal’s Divisive New Constitution, an Existential Crisis
Daily Maverick / Posted 28 days ago
for lasting peace and reconciliation. After the devastating earthquakes in spring 2015, the largest parties in the Constituent Assembly decided, amid controversy, to fast-track a new constitution so as to fulfil a longstanding peace process... Read more
29d
dna
Nepal's ruling coalition partner wants Parliament to reinstate country as Hindu Statecould not reconvert the country into a Hindu State," the proposal endorsed by t
Nepal's ruling coalition partner wants Parliament to reinstate country as Hindu State
dna / Posted 29 days ago
could not reconvert the country into a Hindu State," the proposal endorsed by the party's CWC meeting said. Last year, the Constituent Assembly had overwhelmingly rejected a proposal by pro-Hindu RPP-N to revert Nepal as a Hindu State, declaring... Read more
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New Kerala
RSS, BJP insulting national symbols: newkerala.com #44435had said while the Tricolour was India's 'state flag', the 'saffron flag' was t
RSS, BJP insulting national symbols: newkerala.com #44435
New Kerala / Posted 29 days ago
had said while the Tricolour was India's 'state flag', the 'saffron flag' was the symbol of our ancient culture. "The Constituent Assembly had 'adopted the tiranga (tricolour) as our state flag, and it was later retained as that of the... Read more
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The Indian Express
Only those who see India as bhogbhumi don’t praise Bharat Ma: RSSsaid that while the Tricolor was India’s “state flag”, the “saffron flag is the
Only those who see India as bhogbhumi don’t praise Bharat Ma: RSS
The Indian Express / Posted 30 days ago
said that while the Tricolor was India’s “state flag”, the “saffron flag is the symbol of our ancient culture”. The Constituent Assembly had “adopted the Tiranga as our state flag, and it was subsequently retained as that of the Republic of... Read more
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