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Tag: Democracy

Free and fair press strengthens rule of law: Vice President
Free and fair press strengthens rule of law: Vice President

Drawing attention to biased news presentation and agenda-driven coverage of events, the Vice President said that the practitioners of such journalism are doing a grave disservice to their profession because authenticity and credibility form the cornerstone of journalism.

PM Modi
Panchayats are pillars of Indian Democracy: PM Modi

On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, Prime Minister Modi is visiting Jammu and Kashmir to participate in the celebrations and address all the Gram Sabhas across the country. Prime Minister Modi will be visiting Palli Panchayat in Jammu's Samba district.

Attack on Journalists
Odisha Panchayat Poll Violence: Attack On Journalists A Threat To Democracy, Say Senior Scribes

From beating up police officials, Block Development Officer (BDO) to assaulting journalists covering blatant booth capturing and rigging incidents, this Panchayat election in the State has witnessed almost every possible form of violence.

Taliban Army Chief Says Those Who Defend Democracy Will Be Suppressed

Fasihudin, the Chief of Army Staff of the Taliban, has said that those who defend democracy in Afghanistan and oppose the Taliban will be suppressed

Protection Of UPI Transactions Data: SC Seeks Response From Centre, Facebook, Google
Governments Should Respect Freedom Of Press: SC

New Delhi: Freedom of the press is a requirement in any democratic society for its effective functioning and governments are required to respect this at all times, the Supreme Court said on Friday. The apex court said the importance of the press is well established and is a valuable and sacred right enshrined under the […]

Column: A Far Cry From The Vibrant Indian Elections

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Being used to the boisterous and colourful election campaigns in India I find the ongoing campaign for the Christmas elections in this country strangely quiet and drab. There are no banners and posters, no loudspeaker mounted vehicles blaring out songs and slogans and no processions with dance and music. For us […]

Op-Ed: For Them Democracy Is Stymied By Their Circumstances

Bhubaneswar: Elections in a democratic country like India are about people exercising their franchise freely. This pre-supposes an atmosphere in which people, cutting across classes, do not find their freedom curbed by restrictive circumstances. This implies, among other things, freedom from hunger and guaranteed employment. Our democracy is yet to become mature enough to guarantee […]

Advaniji perfectly sums up BJP's true essence: Modi

New Delhi: Reacting to BJP veteran L.K. Advani’s blog, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the party’s founder member has perfectly summed up the true essence of the Bharatiya Janata Party. “Advani ji perfectly sums up the true essence of BJP, most notably the guiding mantra of ‘nation first, party next, self last’. […]

Op-Ed: Let The War Frenzy Play Out Its Course

When a layman says something like this, it is at least understandable, if not condonable. But when a person holding the exalted post of Governor, who is sworn to protect and uphold the Constitution, does the same, it has serious implications for democracy and the Idea of India. Meghalya Governor Tathagata Roy has disgraced not […]

SC wants law against criminals entering legislatures, orders parties to give wide publicity

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today declined to disqualify candidates against whom cognisance of chargesheet have been taken by courts, saying no further disqualification under the law could be added but urged Parliament to enact a law to address the malaise of criminals entering legislatures. At the same time, the apex Court directed political parties […]

Yashwant Sinha Quits BJP, Says He Will Work On 'Saving Democracy In The Country'

  Patna: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, a vocal critic of Narendra Modi’s government at the Centre, on Saturday announced that he was quitting the BJP and party politics, and would now work on “saving democracy in the country”. The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said he would not join any other political party. […]

BJD MP raises concern over cash for vote remark of LoP

Bhubaneswar: A day after Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra stated that money changed hands during the recently concluded Bijepur bypoll to lure voters, BJD’s Sambalpur MP Nagendra Pradhan today said that democracy is in danger if the former’s remarks are true. “If Mishra’s statement that Rs 5,000 was offered to each voter during the bypoll […]

Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
Regulation is important for democracy to survive: Naidu

Mohali: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu today asserted that democracy can survive only if there are regulations in place, as freedom too comes with its own limitations. Naidu, who was here to inaugurate the 15th edition of the Indian School of Business (ISB) Leadership Summit 2017, said that no one can hurt anyone’s feeling or create […]