Tag: democracy

100 Experts Express ‘Growing Alarm’ That Republicans Are Endangering Democracy

More than 100 scholars have issued a dire warning that Republicans are putting the nation’s democracy in danger by restricting access to voting and perpetuating...

Freedom House report incorrect, misleading, government says | India News

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday termed as “misleading, incorrect and misplaced” the Freedom House report titled ‘Democracy Under Siege’, which said India’s status as...

View: Not resistance to farm reforms but administering them is GoI’s bigger worry

The outrage over the ‘external’ aspect of the farmers’ protest has drawn new political battle lines in an already agitated environment, pitting Indian ‘nationalists’ against...

Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi charged, can be held until February 15

YANGON (MYANMAR): Police in Myanmar have charged deposed national leader Aung San Suu Kyi with having several illegally imported walkie-talkies in her home, legally allowing...

‘Democracy prevailed,’ Biden says after US Electoral College confirms his win

LANSING: Democrat Joe Biden called on Americans to “turn the page” on the Trump era in a prime-time speech on Monday, hours after prevailing over...

Persons of influence have to be more responsible in exercising freedom of speech: SC | India News

NEW DELHI: Persons of influence owe a duty and have to be more responsible while exercising the right to free speech keeping in view their...

PM to lay foundation stone for new Parliament building on December 10 | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the New Parliament building on December 10 with a ‘bhoomi pujan’ for the...

Kanhaiya Kumar joins Left parties stir against agri bills

PATNA: CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday asserted that the ongoing farmers stir against farm bills was an uprising to save democracy from crony capitalism...

What makes Trump’s subversion efforts so alarming? His collaborators

By Henry J. Farrell and Bruce Schneier Last Thursday, Rudy Giuliani, a Trump campaign lawyer, alleged a widespread voting conspiracy involving Venezuela, Cuba and China....

Security being used as pretext to impede, customise democracy in J&K: Farooq Abdullah | India News

SRINAGAR: The PAGD continued on Saturday with its tirade against the administration of its candidates being allegedly prevented from campaigning and security used as a...

AICC brass now faces poaching plots in Bihar

NEW DELHI: Congress’ poor show in the Bihar polls has triggered internal warnings that many of its 19 leaders who have been elected may have...

Plea in Supreme Court seeking to ascertain feasibility of confiscating black money, benami property

NEW DELHI: A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to ascertain the feasibility of confiscating black money,...

Secularism as principle and practice in India is in ‘danger’: Tharoor | India News

NEW DELHI: Secularism as principle and practice in India is in “danger” and the ruling dispensation may even try to remove the word from the...

A cutting-edge 2020 tactic to get out the vote: Handwritten letters

By Shay Castle The hand-addressed envelope stood out to Bria East, next to the sleek flyers featuring smiling politicians promising criminal justice reform or tax...

In calmer debate, Biden and Trump offer sharply divergent visions for nation

By Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin President Donald Trump and Joe Biden delivered starkly divergent closing arguments to the country in the final presidential debate...

View: Only a sustained project of strengthening democracy can prevent incidents like Hathras

How do we account for frequent rapes, especially of Dalit women, and callous, often criminal, police response to the rapes, leading to impunity rather than...

View: A judicial wall America’s building to benefit certain sections and interests

The last ‘most fervent wish’ of former US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — a global feminist icon —was that her replacement be named...

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman writes to President over ruckus by Opposition leaders on Sunday | India News

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh on Tuesday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind over the ruckus in the Rajya Sabha on September 20...

human: SC says human dignity as important as free speech, frowns on TV shows stereotyping a community

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said that human dignity was as important as free speech in a democracy and frowned upon TV channels...

Prashant Bushan pays up Re 1 fine, seeks review of contempt conviction | India News

NEW DELHI: Advocate Prashant Bhushan deposited Re 1 fine amount in the Supreme Court on Monday to escape default punishment of three months imprisonment and...

India, Russia explore partnership in agri, health, IT, Arctic and connectivity projects

India and Russia apart from traditional pillars of partnership are exploring potential areas of cooperation in including agriculture, coking coal, pharma & health sector, digital...

Several state assemblies that met amid pandemic did without Q-hour | India News

NEW DELHI: Though Congress and some other opposition parties are demanding that there should be a question hour during the monsoon session of Parliament, the...

Government scraps question hour during monsoon session, draws opposition ire | India News

NEW DELHI: Opposition parties cried foul over the Modi government’s decision to ‘scrap’ question hour during the monsoon session and many referred to it as...

Biden unleashes attacks, blames Trump for protest violence

PITTSBURGH: The battle over who can keep Americans safe after recent deadly protests emerged Monday as the sharpest dividing line for the presidential campaign’s final...

View: How Donald Trump has hit the right chord with Indian Americans in 2020 US elections

By Sreeram Chaulia As the 2020 US presidential election contest reaches its final stretch, American citizens as well as people and governments around the world...