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US To Study Options To Provide Internet Access To Cubans

Jul 30, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

In Cuba, Internet access is a contentious topic. On social media in the days leading up to the latest events, there were calls for anti-government demonstrations.

Hong Kong’s Sole Pro-Democracy Newspaper ‘Apple Daily’ To Shut

Jun 23, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Apple Daily's print edition and online edition will cease on Saturday due to the current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong, the newspaper's board of directors said

Protest In Myanmar Continues A Day After Military Kills More Than 100

At least 114 people were killed Saturday as security forces cracked down on protests against the February 1 coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government.

Dozens Killed By Myanmar Military, Deadliest Day Since Coup

Mar 27, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The killings quickly drew international condemnation, with multiple diplomatic missions to Myanmar releasing statements that mentioned the killing of civilians Saturday, including children.

Myanmar: Police Arrests Many As Civilians Protest Against Military Rule

The violence erupted early morning when medical students were marching in Yangon's streets near the Hledan Center intersection

21 February, 2021

Moscow Court Asks Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny To Pay Fine In Defamation Case

Associated Press (AP)

The verdict came even as the country faced a top European rights court's order to free Alexei Navalny.

01 February, 2021

Pro-Alexei Navalny Rallies Rock Russia, Over 5,000 Arrested

Associated Press (AP)

Tens of thousands rallied across the country last weekend in the largest, most widespread show of discontent that Russia had seen in years.

18 January, 2021

Watch: Protesters In Pakistan Display PM Modi’s Placards During Pro-Freedom Rally In Sindh

Outlook Web Bureau

The rally was held on Sunday in Pakistan’s Sann to demand nationhood for the Sindh Province, reports claimed

22 January, 2020

'Erosion Of Civil Liberties': India Slips 10 Spots To 51st Position In Democracy Index

Outlook Web Bureau

India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the Index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.

02 December, 2019

China To Suspend US Navy Visits To Hong Kong Over New Law

Associated Press (AP)

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying repeated Chinese accusations that the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act “seriously interfered” in Hong Kong's internal affairs, and appeared to back up China's threats that the U.S. would bear the costs of the decision.

26 November, 2019

Sonia Gandhi Leads Protest Against BJP As PM Modi Addresses Parliament On Constitution Day

Outlook Web Bureau

The protest was led by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and party leader Rahul Gandhi.


11 November, 2019

Hong Kong Police Shoot Protester As Flash Mob Rallies Target Rush Hour


The shooting, which was broadcast live on Facebook, is the latest escalation in more than five months of pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong.

23 October, 2019

Hong Kong Government Withdraws Controversial Extradition Bill That Sparked Massive Protests

Associated Press (AP)

The protests erupted in early June and snowballed into the city's biggest political crisis in decades, expanding to demands for universal suffrage and an investigation into police tactics.

23 October, 2019

China Plans To Replace Hong Kong's Pro-Beijing Leader Carrie Lam: Report


If President Xi Jinping decided to go ahead with the plan to remove Lam, the report said her replacement would be installed by March.

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz