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Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha says collegium system a blotch on Indian Democracy

Upendra slammed the collegium system for appointment of judges, saying that the gates for aspiring judges from certain communities in this country are shut.

published on : 21st May 2018

Why hold polls, appoint CMs directly from Delhi: Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray today said the Centre might as well appoint chief ministers like it appoints governors, adding that "democracy was being disrespected".

published on : 18th May 2018

Opposition accuses BJP of murdering democracy, Congress demands Karnataka Governor recall

Opposition parties today accused the BJP of "murder of democracy" and "trampling" the Constitution, with the Congress demanding that Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala be recalled.

published on : 17th May 2018

Congress dubs Karnataka governor inviting Yeddyurappa to form government 'murder of democracy', calls Vajubhai Vala 'BJP puppet'

Congress leader P Chidambaram also alleged that the Governor has given Yeddyurappa 15 days time to "convert" the number of 104 legislators to 111.

published on : 16th May 2018

BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay files petition in Supreme Court against paid news

A BJP leader sought a direction from the top court to the Government to take appropriate steps on the paid news and political advertisements.

published on : 28th April 2018

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen win in polls may kill chances of restoring democracy 

Famed for its sandy beaches, corals, resorts and clear turquoise waters, the island nation of the Maldives has been under lockdown for weeks.

published on : 15th April 2018

Long 8-km walk to democracy in Kushtagi

About 200 residents in Kushtagi taluk walk a long distance -- about 8 km -- to vote.

published on : 12th April 2018

Sad commentary on functioning of India's parliamentary democracy: Venkaiah Naidu on Rajya Sabha disruptions 

Vice President lamented the repeated disruptions in the House during the second part of the Budget Session and said Parliament is for addressing people's concerns.

published on : 10th April 2018

Vietnam gives harsh jail terms to 6 for advocating democracy

Prominent human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai received the most severe penalty of 15 years in prison and five years of house arrest at the one-day trial.

published on : 6th April 2018

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm following uproar

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu called the protests, which have not allowed any business to be transacted since the House met on March 5, as a "murder of democracy".

published on : 4th April 2018

Hundreds join anti-junta rally in Thailand as calls for democracy grow

The military regime has kept a tight rein on dissent since its 2014 power grab by outlawing gatherings of more than five people and pursuing activists in the courts. 

published on : 10th March 2018

Philippines 'concerned' as US intelligence tags President Rodrigo Duterte a threat to democracy

The report said that Democracy and human rights in many Southeast Asian nations will remain fragile in 2018 because of autocratic tendencies, rampant corruption and cronyism.

published on : 21st February 2018

RSS working to re-work Indian Constitution: CPI-M

The RSS wants to re-mould the Indian State with a military which adheres to Hindutva, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has said.

published on : 16th February 2018

Hong Kong democracy activists walk free in appeal victory

Joshua Wong and two other leading Hong Kong democracy activists won an appeal against their jail terms at the city's highest court Tuesday.

published on : 6th February 2018

Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's lakeside villa

The attack is rare on a national figurehead as she enjoys strong domestic support but has drawn global outcry over her reticence to speak up for the Rohingya.  

published on : 1st February 2018
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