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  • Sunday Gyaan! Wondering how to file an RTI? Here’s all you need to know

    The Right to Information Act 2005 has been welcomed as a revolution in India’s progression as a democracy. The Right to Information Act is considered to be one of the strongest pieces of legislation at the disposal of the common man. It gives citizens the power to question public authorities and their activities, thereby not only promoting transparency but demanding accountability as well. The Act is considered a landmark legislation in the

  • Slums show disrespect of politicians for democracy

    Legislators are supposed to uphold the Constitution. That includes a commitment to democracy, to free and fair elections. Unfortunately, India’s slums are testimony to the fact that politicians do not believe in free and fair elections. They believe in grabbing power, even if it means buying votes, or worse, marginalising other voters.

  • Sitting on sidelines in ’18 dangerous, voters told

    Cleveland : Former President Barack Obama delivered a simple message on Thursday headed into the fall mid­term polls: Vote. Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of several thousands in Cleveland, Obama said the consequences of sitting on the sidelines during November’s midterm elections “are far more dangerous” than in the past. Without mentioning Republican President Trump by name, Obama said, “This is not normal what we’re seeing. It is radical.” He said a

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    Kangana Ranaut on PM Modi: He is rightful leader of democracy

    Mumbai: National Award-winning actor Kangana Ranaut on Saturday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he deserves to come in power again in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections as he is the “rightful leader of the democracy”. Kangana attended the screening of short film ‘Chalo Jeete Hain’, which is reportedly inspired by the early life of Prime Minister Modi. “The film has been made beautifully. It shows how Prime Minister Modi

  • Will Nawaz Sharif be able to resurrect?

    The fragility of Pakistan’s democracy and the price that a civilian, democratically elected leader has to pay for any purported indiscretion in regard to the Army has come out in bold focus with the conviction of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar by a National Accountability Bureau.

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    Maharashtra: Government demanding resignation of opposition leaders is murder of democracy, says Ajit Pawar

    Mumbai: The Opposition has the right to hold the governing legislators and leaders accountable and ask for their resignation, which is a tradition in politics, said Nationalist Congress Party leader, Ajit Pawar. However on Thursday, when the opposition demanded the resignation of ruling party members, instead the governing members and most of all, chairperson of the house demanded the resignation of the opposition members. “This is a blot on democracy,” said Pawar.

  • Arvind Kejriwal hails SC verdict on Delhi CM vs LG, says it is a big victory for democracy

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court ruling in favour of the Delhi government that the Lt Governor is bound to act on the aid and advice by the Council of Ministers. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has been engaged in a dragging legal battle with the Lt Governor seeking better and free administrative and governing powers.

  • India witnessed ‘Undeclared Emergency’ in last 4 yrs: Cong

    New Delhi : The Congress on Monday accepted the Emergency of 1975 as a dark period in India’s history, representing ‘a period of our past that was mired in controversy, political insecurity and national indignation,’ underlining that “it is a period of history that we have accepted and former and present leaders have apologised for.”

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    Democracy not possible without opposition, says Amit Shah      

    Raipur: BJP chief Amit Shah today asserted that the opposition has a key role in a democracy and said his party’s slogan of “Congress-free India” means freeing the country of that party’s “culture”. He also said his some of the remarks on Congress President Rahul Gandhi should not be taken as a personal attack as he had only replied to certain questions posed by the opposition party leader.

  • Democracy under attack in India: Actor and filmmaker Nandita Das

    New Delhi, Democracy is under threat in India with “artists, writers and rationalists” being attacked in some form or the other, says acclaimed actress and filmmaker Nandita Das, who feels conservatives and right-wing groups are increasingly becoming the country’s moral police. Be it the debate around growing intolerance in India or the agitation around the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film “Padmaavat” or the issues around “S Durga” or

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    India Today Conclave 2018: India and other world democracies at crossroads: Hillary Clinton

    Mumbai: Democracies across the world, including the US and India, are at a crossroads and there was a need to stand up against the chaos to protect democracy, Hillary Rodham Clinton has said. Speaking at the concluding session of the India Today Conclave 2018, the former US Secretary of State said never before did the world need India’s energy like now to speak against sexism, racism and stand up at this crossroad

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    Supreme Court late in making roster public

    The Supreme Court is late by over a decade in making its roster public which was why the four senior most judges of the apex court went public to declare that “democracy was in danger…Some wise men should not say several years from now that Justices Chelameshwar, Madan Lokur, Kurien Joseph and Ranjan Gogoi sold their souls.”

  • Democracy is BJP’s core value: Modi

    New Delhi : Asserting that the BJP and its forerunner Jana Sangh had since Independence led all agitations held in national interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said democracy is the party’s core value which enables it to take along allies successfully.

  • Democracy under attack by communal, repressive forces: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday expressed concern over attacks on democracy by the “communal and repressive forces” in the country. “When we are celebrating 75 years of the Quit India Movement, there are doubts among people whether fear is overshadowing the sense of freedom; whether attempts are being made to destroy the democratic structure, also freedom of speech, equality and social justice,” Gandhi said in the Lok Sabha during the special

  • Bharatiya Janata Party backs PM Modi’s Emergency remark

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Emergency remark saying that the young generation must recall and remember the dark chapter in the electoral history.

  • Arrest rot in democratic spirit

    Even as democracy matures in the country with the average voter empowering himself to take well-thought-out and pragmatic ballot box decisions, there are serious ills that have crept into the system in a virulent way which threaten to annul the very spirit of democracy.

  • Is Donald Trump really naïve or plain stupid?

    The United States of America is world’s oldest democracy. America stands for freedom of speech, liberty, free press and modern values. The scenario in US has changed post November 8, 2016. The presidential election saw two candidates in Donald John Trump of Republican Party and Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton of Democratic Party locking horns. Never in the history of independent America there was hatred for both the candidates. It was like choosing between devil

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