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President Biden Hails Police For Safeguarding Democracy During Capitol Riot

Oct 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Biden spoke at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service to remember the 491 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020.

I Will Go To My Polling Booth To Vote, India’s First Voter Shyam Saran Negi, 104, Sends Heart-Warming Message To EC

Oct 15, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

On October 25, 1951—when polling was held for the first time — Shyam Saran Negi(now 104) became the first voter of independent India to cast his vote. Since then, he had not missed a single election—whether Lok Sabha, assembly or panchayat—to exercise his democratic right.


Anand Sharma Urges Congress Chief To Take Action Over ‘Hooliganism’ At Sibal’s House

The Congress leader Anand Sharma urged party chief Sonia Gandhi to take action over ‘hooliganism’ by party workers at Kapil Sibal’s house.

Rahul Gandhi Takes Jibe At PM Modi Over ‘Protecting Democracies’ Remark Of US Vice President

Sep 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Congress leader Rahul Gandhi citing US Vice President Kamala Harris remarks took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


PM Modi Launches Sansad TV, Calls It An Important Chapter In Parliamentary System

'India is mother of democracy; democracy is not only constitutional structure for us but spirit as well', said PM Modi.

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26 July, 2021

Blinken Tour: Should US Lecture India On Human Rights, Democracy?

Ruben Banerjee

For all its grandstanding and attempt to occupy a high moral ground, the US as we all know is not exactly a paragon of virtue. But is there a need for India to do some soul-searching?


26 July, 2021

Blinken Visit: India Reacts Strongly To Human Rights Concerns Raised By US

Outlook Web Desk

India is proud of its achievements in upholding democratic values and human rights, the government reportedly said ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to New Delhi.


23 July, 2021

Rahul Gandhi Should Submit Phone For Investigation If He Thinks It Is Tapped: BJP

Outlook Web Bureau

BJP spokesperson Rajyavardhan Rathore told reporters that the Congress is determined to stall Parliament after being rejected twice by people in Lok Sabha polls of 2014 and 2019


19 July, 2021

US Capitol Riots: Florida Man Who Breached Senate Chamber, First To Face Sentencing For Felony

Associated Press (AP)

Prosecutors want Paul Allard Hodgkins to serve 18 months behind bars, saying in a recent filing that he, 'like each rioter, contributed to the collective threat to democracy'


25 June, 2021

Dark Days Of Emergency Can Never Be Forgotten: PM Modi

PTI

On the 46th anniversary of the imposition of Emergency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it "dark days", while Home Minister Amit Shah calls it "murder" of democracy for lust and arrogance of power.


12 June, 2021

China Releases Hong Kong-Based Pro-Democracy Activist Agnes Chow

Associated Press (AP)

Chow was arrested for taking part in unauthorised assemblies during the massive 2019 anti-government protests


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12 June, 2021

Trump Administration Seized Phone Data Of Two Democrats

Associated Press (AP)

The US Justice Department has sought an internal investigation of the matter


21 May, 2021

You Can Kill Me But You Can't Stifle My Voice: Jailed Activist, Now MLA Akhil Gogoi

Dipankar Roy

Akhil Gogoi is the first-ever candidate in Assam to win an election from jail, where he has been since 2019 over violent protests against CAA


07 May, 2021

Why The Army Runs Pakistan, And Why It Doesn’t Matter

Mohammad Shehzad

The real problem is not democracy, but good governance, which politicians have failed to deliver


17 March, 2021

Will India Print Its Own Version Of A Global Democracy Report? Know Details

Outlook Web Bureau

Discussions about an Indian think tank publishing such reports were on even before the US Freedom House and V-Dem downgraded India's status


12 March, 2021

Swedish Organization Declares India 'Electoral Autocracy', Rahul Gandhi Amplifies

Outlook Web Bureau

While referring to the suppression of dissent, free media, and overuse of sedition in the country, the organization ranked India worse than neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal.


08 March, 2021

Is India Degenerating From Democratic To A Dictatorial State?

Dr Ajoy Kumar

This government has taken stern action against those who have sought to raise questions about the government’s policies


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05 March, 2021

Centre Rubbishes Report Calling India As ‘Partly Free’, Says It’s ‘Misleading’

Outlook Web Bureau

'This reflects the working of a vibrant democracy, which gives space to those who hold varying views,' the Centre said.


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Border Security Force (BSF) jawans patrol along the India-Pakistan International Border, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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A member of Village Defence Committee (VDC) of the Lam village participates in a workshop organised by Army, in Rajouri district.

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A family clicks a selfie at a cinema hall, in Thane. The Maharashtra government has allowed cinema halls to reopen from today.

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Workers put EVMs and VVPAT machines into a helicopter for transportation ahead of Mandi parliamentary constituency by-elections, at Tandi helipad in Lahaul & Spiti district.

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami visits the rain-hit Dungri village in Chamoli district. Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj (L) and Disaster Management Minister Dhan Singh Rawat (2R) are also...

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