Guwahati, Jul 9 (PTI) Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's statement that shooting criminals who try to escape from custody or snatch service guns "should be pattern" has dangerous ramifications ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body of the country. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Constitution expert Subash Kashyap said that usage of the word ‘Centre’ was not in the Constitution
  • “'Centre' is a hangover from the colonial period", said Kashyap
  • Kashyap said that using the word 'Centre' leads to the Delhi Government being seen as the central authority   

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dr BR Ambedkar is known as the architect of India's constitution. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour
  • He served as the first law minister of independent India
  • Ambedkar, along with thousands of his Dalit followers, converted to Buddhism on October 14, 1956

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, is hearing a case on the Maratha quota case. (Photo credit: ANI/Twitter)

  • "Can we accept that no development has taken place," The Supreme Court said
  • The apex court made the remarks during a hearing of the Maratha quota case
  • The Maharashtra government's lawyer told the court that the Mandal judgement on capping the quota needed a re-loo

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mahua Moitra further noted that the party was in the process of submitting a notice to Rajya Sabha chairperson regarding the topic. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • BJP candidate Swapan Dasgupta was nominated in the Rajya Sabha in April, 2016
  • Swapan Dasgupta was fielded by the BJP as a candidate in the Tarakeshwar seat on March 14
  • A six-month date remains in place for any nominated member in the Upper House to join any political party

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Security personnel keep vigil at Rajpath on the eve of the Republic Day parade. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The wreath laying function at the National War Memorial will take place at 9 am
  • There will be no chief guest for the Republic Day this year
  • Farmers will hold a 'Kisan Gantantra