democracy

Congress slams government over India falling to 51st position in EIU's Democracy Index

India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.

published on : 22nd January 2020

India falls 10 points in EIU's Democracy Index over 'erosion of civil liberties'

India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the Index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide.

published on : 22nd January 2020

Indulge dissent with democratic discussion

The two big Ds of politics, Democracy and Dissent, are the inseparable twins in the family of humanity.

published on : 12th January 2020

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu laments use of '3 Bs' by parties to patronise cadre

He also opined that all elections across the country must be conducted simultaneously in a short span and called for a consensus on the same by all political parties.

published on : 10th January 2020

Massive Hong Kong pro-democracy rally ends in police clashes

Despite the continued unrest, China and the Hong Kong administration have refused to accede to the protesters' demands, which include fully free elections in the city.

published on : 1st January 2020

'This is not over': Hong Kong protesters return to the streets

At one of Sunday's rallies -- a gathering to thank US lawmakers for their support -- protesters said they were determined to keep up the pressure on local authorities after the election victory.

published on : 1st December 2019

Hong Kong set for fresh protests as police end 12-day university siege

Renewed calls to hit the streets came after Beijing and city leader Carrie Lam refused further political concessions despite a landslide victory for pro-democracy parties in local elections.

published on : 29th November 2019

Hong Kong police face renewed pressure to end campus siege

Hardcore protesters occupied the campus nearly two weeks ago after blocking the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and set toll booths on fire during clashes with police.

published on : 27th November 2019

Worried about indirect democracy: Delhi CM Kejriwal

CM Arvind Kejriwal stressed the need for a democracy where people can participate directly.

published on : 26th November 2019

Donald Trump suggests he may not sign Hong Kong democracy bill

In Beijing on Friday, President Xi Jinping said China wants a deal but is "not afraid" to "fight back" if necessary. 

published on : 23rd November 2019

Odisha government signs three MoUs to make urban services easier

A full stack of municipal services including building plan approval, trade licence, water supply and sewerage system will now be accessible for citizens through web and mobile app.

published on : 22nd November 2019

US Senate unanimously passes bill supporting human rights in Hong Kong

The US lawmakers also approved a measure that would ban the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces to suppress pro-democracy protests.

published on : 20th November 2019

Hong Kong officer hit by arrow as activists vow to 'squeeze economy'

Activists have vowed to "squeeze the economy" as the increasingly divided city reels from one of the worst weeks of violence in the months-long crisis.

published on : 17th November 2019

Chaos in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests 'blossom everywhere'

The chaos was part of largely anonymous protest movement's new strategy of "blossom everywhere", in which small groups target as many parts of the city as possible  to cause maximum disruption.

published on : 13th November 2019

Mainland China students flee Hong Kong over protest violence fears

A group of mainland students at CUHK attempted to depart the campus Wednesday morning over safety concerns but had to be shuttled away by boat because they were unable to leave via obstructed roads.

published on : 13th November 2019
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