democracy

Violence in Sudan's Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000: UN

The violence in the provinces of West Darfur and South Darfur has posed a significant challenge to the country's transitional government.

published on : 23rd January 2021

Why democracy loves authoritarianism

Democracy is small beer where dictators are concerned. Adolf Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch was meant to overthrow the Weimar Republic.

published on : 17th January 2021

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Their escape follows the mass arrest of democracy figures in Hong Kong under a new national security law that is part of a mounting crackdown by China on the financial hub.

published on : 16th January 2021

Hong Kong police detain 11 for aiding pro-democracy activists' escape attempt to Taiwan

A source claimed that the 11 individuals were accused of sponsoring the fugitives' attempt to abscond with the level of funds.

published on : 14th January 2021

PM Modi calls dynastic politics the 'biggest enemy of democracy'

It is never "nation first" for those practising dynastic politics and it is all about "me and my family" for them, he said.

published on : 12th January 2021

Is this what democracy has come to?

Barack Obama put it right when he said that violence at the US Capitol Hill had brought shame to the US.

published on : 10th January 2021

Netizens flag Kochi native's Indian flag act during US Capitol siege

Thykoodam resident Vinson Xavier Palathingal, who is a US citizen, became a sensation after a video of him with the Indian tricolour at Capitol amid protesters went viral on social media.

published on : 8th January 2021

Capitol violence: People who took part in riots start losing their jobs

One of the rioters, Davis, said he was "peacefully demonstrating" the whole time, and was not trying to actively break into the Capitol.

published on : 8th January 2021

Washington chaos leaves image of 'exceptional' America in tatters

Through slavery and segregation, Civil War and Cold War, US presidents have often hailed their democracy as exceptional, what Ronald Reagan called the "shining city on the hill." 

published on : 7th January 2021

China goes online to mock 'beautiful sight' of US Capitol chaos

State media tabloid Global Times tweeted side-by-side photo comparisons of Hong Kong protesters occupying the city's Legislative Council Complex in July 2019 with Wednesday's Washington riots.

published on : 7th January 2021

China's Hong Kong crackdown escalates as 53 arrested over involvement in unofficial polls

At least seven members of Hong Kong's largest Democratic Party, the city's largest opposition party, were arrested, including former party chairman Wu Chi-wai.

published on : 6th January 2021

Hong Kong's top judge cautious on calls for judicial reform

China and state-owned media have accused the semi-autonomous city’s courts of misinterpreting Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, in rulings relating to last year's pro-democracy protests.

published on : 5th January 2021

China jails 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years

The sentencing follows the imposition of a sweeping new security law in Hong Kong this year that has given the government broad powers to prosecute political dissidents.

published on : 30th December 2020

Canada calls for transparency in trial of 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy protestors

Canada has urged Chinese authorities to conduct trials on the basis of the Human Rights framework, reported Sputnik.

published on : 29th December 2020

Hong Kong police launches search for 30 pro-democracy activists living overseas

Till now, several pro-democracy activists have been arrested since the Chinese Communist Party imposed the security law in Hong Kong.

published on : 27th December 2020
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