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Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

All said and done, there is a case for retaining the death sentence in the rarest of rare cases, provided the phrase "rarest of rare" is defined clearly and transparently. What is worrisome about capital punishment is its occasional arbitrariness. #Life #India #Terrorism #Jammu and Kashmir #CriticalPoint #Capital punishment #Democracy #Maqbool Butt #1993 Mumbai blasts #ideas #Right to life #Yakub Memon's Death Sentence
Anticipating unfair elections, opposition candidates withdraw from Burundi presidential race

Jul 20, 2015

Anticipating unfair elections, opposition candidates withdraw from Burundi presidential race

hree candidates, including two former presidents, announced their withdrawal from Burundi's upcoming presidential race, predicting the contest in this restive African nation will not be free and fair. #World #Elections #Corruption #NewsTracker #Africa #Democracy #President #Burundi #Nkurunziza
Burundi: Ruling party in the lead as election officials finish vote-counting

Jun 30, 2015

Burundi: Ruling party in the lead as election officials finish vote-counting

Burundi election officials finished vote-counting on Tuesday, a day after internationally condemned polls boycotted by the opposition, with the ruling party expected to win a sweeping victory. #World #Elections #NewsTracker #Africa #Democracy #African Union #Burundi #Nkurunziza #Nininahazwe #Nditije
Indian-American community is an influential bridge-builder in US-India relations

Jun 29, 2015

Indian-American community is an influential bridge-builder in US-India relations

The small but influential Indian-American community provides an important bridge between India and the United States, American lawmakers have said. #World #NewsTracker #Chicago #Democracy #Indian-American #US-India relations #Ed Royce
Advani fears emergency may return, says anti-democracy forces getting stronger

Jun 18, 2015

Advani fears emergency may return, says anti-democracy forces getting stronger

BJP patriarch L K Advani's statement that "forces that can crush democracy are stronger" now, created a buzz in political circles leading to speculation that it was a barb aimed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which the RSS dismissed, while Congress and other BJP rivals shared his concern. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Democracy #LK Advani #Modi #Emergency #RSS #Margdarshak Mandal
Suu Kyi to visit Beijing next week amid deteriorating ties between Myanmar and China

Jun 05, 2015

Suu Kyi to visit Beijing next week amid deteriorating ties between Myanmar and China

Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi will visit China next week, Beijing said on Friday, amid cooling relations between the two countries. #World #China #US #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Communist Party of China #Beijing #Democracy #1958 World Cup
Jai Ho! Democracy review: A chicken, Indo-Pak enmity and all-round buffoonery

Apr 24, 2015

Jai Ho! Democracy review: A chicken, Indo-Pak enmity and all-round buffoonery

Fortunately for Jai Ho! Democracy, the scenes are not materialised through contrived or heavy-handed sermonising. #Om Puri #MovieReview #Annu Kapoor #Jai Ho! Democracy #Ranjit Kapoor
Bhushan and Yadav launch attack on Kejriwal, accuse him of stifling party democracy

Mar 27, 2015

Bhushan and Yadav launch attack on Kejriwal, accuse him of stifling party democracy

In further escalation of infighting, AAP dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav on Friday mounted a no-holds-barred attack on party chief Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of stifling internal democracy and adopting unfair means to capture power. #Prashant Bhushan #NewsTracker #Yogendra Yadav #AAP #party democracy
Myanmar court jails two journalists for defamation

Mar 19, 2015

Myanmar court jails two journalists for defamation

A Myanmar court has jailed two reporters for two months for defamation, #World #journalist #Myanmar #Democracy #Freedom of Expression