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Meet the five CMs of Uttar Pradesh; not even one of them is Akhilesh

Jul 23, 2014

Meet the five CMs of Uttar Pradesh; not even one of them is Akhilesh

As the slide in Akhilesh's credibility continues, the power centres in UP seem keen to only enjoy with impunity what they can, as 2017 seems to be an already lost election. #Uttar Pradesh #Samajwadi Party #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Democracy #lUCKNOW #Akhilesh Yadav #PolitcsDecoder #police transfers
Hong Kong: Chaotic pro-democracy protest reflects rising fear of Beijing

Jul 03, 2014

Hong Kong: Chaotic pro-democracy protest reflects rising fear of Beijing

The protest's messy aftermath is the latest sign of worries that Beijing is failing to keep its end of the bargain. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities
Over 500 pro-democracy protesters arrested after Hong Kong rally

Jul 03, 2014

Over 500 pro-democracy protesters arrested after Hong Kong rally

Fears are only going to be heightened following crackdown by the Hong Kong police, who normally do not have an antagonistic relationship with the people. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities
Hong Kong: Nearly 200 protesters arrested after pro-democracy rally

Jul 02, 2014

Hong Kong: Nearly 200 protesters arrested after pro-democracy rally

The arrests came after the rally, when two student groups held a sit-in overnight to "occupy" a street in the city's financial district, vowing to remain until 8 am #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities
Hong Kong: Tens of thousands defy Beijing and march for democracy

Jul 02, 2014

Hong Kong: Tens of thousands defy Beijing and march for democracy

China has promised to let all Hong Kong residents vote for their next leader in 2017 which currently a 1,200-strong pro-Beijing committee does. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities

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Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

May 15, 2014

Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

Petitioner Tabish Khair said the petition to political parties only appealed to them to stick to their promises made on secularism and did not attack the idea of democracy. #Narendra Modi #Democracy #LetterstoFP #horse trading
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

May 10, 2014

Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

This idea of not voting to be neutral is a claim to false neutrality. If it were to ensure that he was not accused of taking sides in government formation when no party of no pre-poll alliance won a majority, it appear a logic stretched too far #India #ToTheContrary #Pranab Mukherjee #Congress #BJP #Democracy #President #Rashtrapati Bhavan #Lok Sabha elections 2014

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Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Jul 20, 2014

Indonesian democracy faces test as 2 presidential candidates claim victory

After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner on Tuesday — but that may not settle a simmering dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim victory...
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Jul 17, 2014

A Harsh Media Law Threatens East Timor’s Budding Democracy

The law will be "the death" of Timorese media, says a press union bos... #East Timor #Human Rights Watch #Southeast Asia
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Jul 15, 2014

Hong Kong Rejects Activists' Reform Demands

Hong Kong's government effectively rejected a demand from activists about how residents will choose their next leader, exposing a rift inside the city's pro-democracy movement and potentially setting up a confrontation with Beijing... #Beijing #Hong Kong