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UP Elections 2022: The New Found Theatrics In Politics In The Age Of Internet

Jan 08, 2022 Mayank Jain Parichha

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections: With the internet boom, politicians are no longer just politicians – they are performers. Not only physical rallies, they have to entertain a bored public on the internet. Something that is playing out in UP.

Modi Has Redefined Governance By Giving Say To Common Man: Shah

Dec 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Giving an example of good governance, he said there has not been a single corruption charge against the Modi government in the last seven years as it is a clean and transparent administration.


LS Speaker Voices Concern Over 'Continuous Disruption' In Legislatures, Fake News Menace

Calling obstruction of proceedings ethically and constitutionally wrong, he said it was even more disturbing when such disruptions are pre-planned.

Delimitation Commission Proposes Six Additional Seats For Jammu, One For Kashmir Valley | Political Parties 'Shocked'

Dec 20, 2021 Naseer Ganai

The Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir has proposed six additional assembly seats for Jammu region and one for Kashmir while reserving 16 constituencies for SC/ST.


‘Democracy Has Delivered’: PM Modi At US Joe Biden’s Virtual Summit

At the virtual Summit for Democracy hosted by US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a brief speech on Indian democracy.

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10 December, 2021

Explainer | US President Joe Biden’s ‘Summit For Democracy’: All You Need To Know

Outlook Web Desk

US President Joe Biden on Thursday gathered over 100 global leaders to host the virtual 'Summit for Democracy', where he talked about the 'backward slide of democracy' and the perils of strengthening autocracy.


09 December, 2021

US Summit On Democracy As World Registers ‘Democratic Recession’

Seema Guha

US Summit on democracy will also witness participation of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The question is how can the US push for democracy, when strategic interests of the nations is a difficult proposition.


02 December, 2021

Kashmir: India Hits Out At UN Human Rights Body Over ‘Baseless’ Report

Seema Guha

The Union Ministry of External Affairs in its reaction to the report on Kashmir said it ‘… betrays a complete lack of understanding on the part of the OHCHR of the security challenges faced by India from cross-border terrorism’.


05 November, 2021

US President Joe Biden Administration Sues Texas Over New Voting Laws

Associated Press (AP)

The lawsuit does not challenge the entirety of a sweeping measure signed in September by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in Texas, which already has some of the nation's toughest voting rules.


17 October, 2021

President Biden Hails Police For Safeguarding Democracy During Capitol Riot

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.


15 October, 2021

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

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.


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30 September, 2021

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

Outlook Web Desk

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


25 September, 2021

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

Outlook Web Desk

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


15 September, 2021

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

Outlook Web Desk

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


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


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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'


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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