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Zambia: Ahead of presidential elections, police takes steps to tighten security

Nov 27, 2014

Zambia: Ahead of presidential elections, police takes steps to tighten security

Police in Zambia have stepped up measures to ensure peace ahead of a presidential election scheduled for 20 Jan, a top official said on Thursday. #NewsTracker #Police #Presidential elections #Zambia #Michael Sata #Zambian presidential elections #Movement for Multiparty Democracy #Nevers Mumba #Rupiah Banda
Hong Kong riot police clear protest site, arrest pro-democracy student leaders

Nov 27, 2014

Hong Kong riot police clear protest site, arrest pro-democracy student leaders

Hong Kong police cleared one of the largest protest sites, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in a blow to those hoping to wrest greater political freedom. #China #NewsTracker #Hong Kong #Pro-Democracy protests #Hong Kong Police #pro-democracy riots #Bejing #police-protesters clash
Hong Kong: Police clear pro-democracy camps, arrest student leaders

Nov 26, 2014

Hong Kong: Police clear pro-democracy camps, arrest student leaders

Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district on Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people, including key student leaders. #NewsTracker #Police #Hong Kong #Arrest #pro-democracy protest #student leaders #Wong #Shum
People power: J&K voters turn up in numbers, choose democracy over militancy

Nov 26, 2014

People power: J&K voters turn up in numbers, choose democracy over militancy

Jammu and Kashmir registered a record 71.28 percent turnout in the first phase of Assembly elections, with people ignoring boycott calls by separatists and cold conditions to cast their votes in 15 constituencies. #India #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Democracy #Jharkhand #Voting #Militancy #J and K Assembly Election 2014 #Vidan sabha
Russia losing $40 bn a year due to sanctions over Ukraine

Nov 24, 2014

Russia losing $40 bn a year due to sanctions over Ukraine

The EU and the United States have imposed several rounds of sanctions on Russia over its role in Ukraine, sending the ruble plunging and inflation soaring. #Barack Obama #US #crude oil #NewsTracker #Russia #Germany #European Union #OPEC #Vladimir Putin #oil and gas #UK #Sanctions #Western democracies #Russian gas #Russian Economy #Ruble

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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