Temple and state

How the seeds of secularism were sown in India, and why the state came to play a part in religious institutions During colonial rule in India, England was not a secular country with a Jeffersonian wall of separation between church and state. Instead, the Church of England was the established church. The “Act of Supremacy”
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On the amendments to the Major Port Authorities Bill Amendments approved by the Union Cabinet to the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 are meant to make employee representation stronger in a labour-heavy work environment. The amendments are based on the recommendations of the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee. The changes include an increase in labour representatives
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The split judgment on the MLAs’ case gives a further lease of life to the TN Chief Minister It is a development that prolongs the political uncertainty in Tamil Nadu, and leaves as many as 18 Assembly constituencies unrepresented. As a result of the split verdict by a two-member Bench of the Madras High Court
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When the NDA candidates seek votes, they will discover that 2019 is about Modi versus voters It is not only political pundits, everyone is spewing gyaan on the likely scenarios in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Clichéd acronyms have crept back into our day-to-day parlance — TINA (There Is No Alternative), ABM
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‘The demand for potable water will outstrip supply by 2030’ The NITI Aayog on Thursday released the results of a study warning that India is facing its “worst” water crisis in history and that the demand for potable water will outstrip supply by 2030, if steps are not taken. Nearly 600 million Indians faced high-to-extreme
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‘It seeks to build a false narrative’ India on Thursday rejected a report from the UN that called for an international investigation into the alleged incidents of human rights abuse by Indian forces in Kashmir. A statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said the first-ever UN report on human rights situation was “fallacious.” “It
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Home Minister says cease-ops in Kashmir generated goodwill, and if Pakistan wants to start a dialogue, it should stop terrorism that emanates from its soil Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks on issues ranging from Jammu & Kashmir, Nirav Modi and Rohingya. He visited J&K last week, after the Home Ministry announced suspension of operations on May
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Seized letter speaks of Rajiv-type operation at a road show Hinting at a threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a letter allegedly retrieved from the house of activist Rona Wilson, arrested for having Maoist links, talks of “another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident,” the Pune police submitted before the sessions court here. The police on Wednesday arrested
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Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari is one Central minister who does not get completely overshadowed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the recent inauguration of Phase 1 of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME) and Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), Gadkari was in an open car alongside the PM’s vehicle all along the route. He managed to garner
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The nation wants to talk about nothing except the forthcoming election in 2019 and the BJP’s chances of a successful return. But before we get there we need to discuss the conduct of elections. The elections last week make one thing clear. It is time the Election Commission rethought the way in which voters are
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