India, US among major democracies in decline: Report

The number of democracies with the most severe democratic erosion -- dubbed "backsliding" countries -- include US, India, Brazil, Hungary, Mauritius, Poland and El Salvador,

published on : 30th November 2022

In times of UAPAs, importance of shaping the constitution by dissents 

In a democracy, dissent is crucial. Dissent and disagreement must be allowed, and should even be encouraged if a nation is to develop holistically and ensure that its citizens' rights are respected. 

published on : 27th November 2022

No institution in constitutional democracy including collegium is perfect: CJI

Requesting the senior member of the bar to take up pro bono cases of poor litigants, he said that the process could be institutionalised and he was open to a dialogue on it.

published on : 26th November 2022

Main enemy RSS, electorally will fight both TMC and BJP: CPI(M)'s Salim

However, in terms of electoral contests, Salim made it clear that his party would "continue to fight both BJP and Mamata Banerjee's TMC. We are not a fake opposition. We will oppose both."

published on : 25th November 2022

BJP using Mehrauli killing for 'communal propaganda': CPI(M) 

When Dalit girls are raped or killed by upper-caste men, the BJP utters not a word, CPI (M) claimed.

published on : 24th November 2022

Six Apple Daily staff plead guilty to collusion in Hong Kong

They were charged with conspiracy to commit collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security.

published on : 22nd November 2022

Hold ‘Mother of Democracy’ talks, universities told

According to Kumar, the lecture series will help the young generation understand the values and outcomes of a democratic system of governance to make India’s democracy more modern and empowered.

published on : 17th November 2022

Egypt: Hunger-striking pro-democracy campaigner drinking water, says family

Abdel-Fattah has been allowed to communicate with his family through weekly letters. Monday’s letter is the first proof of life the family received since he began refusing water eight days ago.

published on : 14th November 2022

US midterm polls: 'Future of democracy' loomed large in voters' minds

44% of voters said the future of democracy was their primary consideration, according to AP VoteCast. That included about 56% of Democrats and 34% of Republicans.

published on : 11th November 2022

Future of American democracy loomed large in voters' minds

On Thursday, Biden said the nation's core principles had endured: “There were a lot of concerns about whether democracy would meet the test. And it did!”

published on : 11th November 2022

Democracy and federalism within political parties

Commentators often compare the new BJP under Modi and Shah with the Congress of yore when the chief ministers and state leadership were reduced to the status of regional satraps.

published on : 11th November 2022

Media empowers democracy: DU Vice Chancellor

“Media has a big contribution in empowering democracy” said Proffesor Yogesh Singh on Wednesday at a seminar organised by the School of Journalism of the University.

published on : 10th November 2022

KCR releases ‘evidence’ to nail BJP, urges judiciary to save democracy in Telangana

The Chief Minister alleged that the accused had multiple driving licences, and Aadhaar and PAN cards.

published on : 4th November 2022

US midterms: Democracy at stake, says Obama in election campaign rally

Obama, who kept a low profile since leaving office in 2017, was guest of honor at the rally in Georgia, where two extremely close contests, fueled by tens of millions of dollars, are contesting.

published on : 29th October 2022

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan congratulates Dasoju Sravan

The message assumes significance as the Jana Sena chief expressed his displeasure over BJP after TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu met him three days ago.

published on : 22nd October 2022

Democracy is a mosaic of languages

History tells us that any decision on language should not be taken lightly by disregarding linguistic federalism. Conflict in the name of language is a reality worldwide.

published on : 20th October 2022

Together to survival, ‘save democracy’

This is their first such meeting since 2014 when Pawan lent his support to the TDP.

published on : 19th October 2022

A dangerous and vicious campaign to vilify India

India is civilisationally secular and democratic. Democracy and plurality go hand in hand in the country and provide the Indian society the vibrancy that one sees within it.

published on : 17th October 2022

Taiwanese President vows 'no compromise' on freedom, democracy

"During the past 73 years, the people of Taiwan have lived and grown together on this land, and have formed our own strong sense of identity and belonging," Tsai Ing-wen said.

published on : 10th October 2022

Polls give little hope for establishing order in Nepal

A confrontation involving the president and prime minister on opposing sides of a conflict and a judiciary with its Chief Justice under detention are unprecedented situations.

published on : 7th October 2022
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