Constitutional crisis in Uttarakhand – Explained

Source: The Hindu, Indian Express Relevance: Understanding the recent constitutional crisis in Uttarakhand Synopsis: Uttarakhand Chief Minister resigned recently.  Various constitutional issues involved and the probable future course of action by Election Commission of India Background Citing “constitutional crisis”, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat recently submitted his resignation to Governor due to uncertainty over… Continue reading Constitutional crisis in Uttarakhand – Explained

Mueller report: Trump asserts executive privilege

The US President has asserted executive privilege in an effort to shield hidden portions of Robert Mueller incomplete report.It is the first time the current US President has invoked executive privilege to shield information from Congress. Executive privilege is a right claimed by presidents to withhold information about internal executive branch deliberations from other branches… Continue reading Mueller report: Trump asserts executive privilege

Afghanistan’s top court extends Ghani’s term till delayed elections

Afghanistan’s Supreme Court has extended the term of President Ashraf Ghani until elections which have been delayed till September,2019. The delayed elections comes as the US tries to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban.Further,it is said that the polls were being deliberately delayed to create more space for those talks. However,Opposition has called for… Continue reading Afghanistan’s top court extends Ghani’s term till delayed elections