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US midterm elections: Five key Senate battlegrounds to watch our for
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US midterm elections: Five key Senate battlegrounds to watch our for

At least eight of the 35 Senate races in US are considered competitive, but the battle for the Upper Chamber is likely to come down to five key states — Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, Ohio and Wisconsin

Explained: Ahead of midterm elections, the many battles for 'optimistic' Joe Biden
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Explained: Ahead of midterm elections, the many battles for 'optimistic' Joe Biden

Facing a midterm election that will define the next two years of his term, President Joe Biden is treading a difficult line — being positive while voters feel the pain of higher prices and harbour deep concerns about the fragility of democracy

Not just future of Sena but democracy at stake: Uddhav Thackeray
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Not just future of Sena but democracy at stake: Uddhav Thackeray

The Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government collapsed in June this year after a rebellion led by MLA Eknath Shinde

India does not believe that quality of democracy should be decided by others, says EAM S Jaishankar
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India does not believe that quality of democracy should be decided by others, says EAM S Jaishankar

Dr S Jaishankar observed that each country approaches democracy, human rights, and good governance from their history, tradition, and societal context

Joe Biden’s ‘Heil Hitler’ moment: How American democracy finds itself badly divided and dehumanised
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Joe Biden’s ‘Heil Hitler’ moment: How American democracy finds itself badly divided and dehumanised

The trend of dehumanising large sections of the population to polarise the electorate is a bad omen for any democracy

Kerala: 10 day Legislative Assembly session to begin today, Bills to replace 11 lapsed ordinances on agenda
India

Kerala: 10 day Legislative Assembly session to begin today, Bills to replace 11 lapsed ordinances on agenda

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan earlier this month refused to give his assent to 11 ordinances that lapsed without studying them in detail as he was against the 'ordinance raj' since it was against the very spirit of democracy. He said he will not give assent without going through them in detail

Democracy is 'gasping for breath', Parliament has become 'dysfunctional': Congress' P Chidambaram
India

Democracy is 'gasping for breath', Parliament has become 'dysfunctional': Congress' P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram dismissed Union Home Minister Amit Shah's remarks linking the Congress' demonstration against price rise to the Ram Temple foundation day, saying the anniversary of the 'Shilanyas' was "far from our mind" when the date for the protest was fixed

China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi said in Taipei that the US commitment to democracy in the self-governing island and elsewhere 'remains ironclad'

Visit honours US commitment to supporting Taiwan democracy, tweets Nancy Pelosi; extremely dangerous, says China
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Visit honours US commitment to supporting Taiwan democracy, tweets Nancy Pelosi; extremely dangerous, says China

Nancy Pelosi, second in line to the presidency, is the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years. Beijing has made clear that it regards her presence as a major provocation, setting the region on edge

Myanmar military extends state of emergency for six more months
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Myanmar military extends state of emergency for six more months

The military originally declared that new polls would be held a year after its takeover, but later said they would take place in 2023

India assures Sri Lanka of continued support to democracy, stability and economic recovery
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India assures Sri Lanka of continued support to democracy, stability and economic recovery

India's High Commissioner Gopal Baglay gave the assurance to Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, when he called on the Sri Lankan leader

India mother of all democracies: PM Modi at Bihar assembly centenary celebrations
India

India mother of all democracies: PM Modi at Bihar assembly centenary celebrations

PM Modi recalled that the state was home to Vaishali, said to be the oldest republic in the world.

Japan votes for key election in shadow of Shinzo Abe's assassination
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Japan votes for key election in shadow of Shinzo Abe's assassination

In a country still recovering from the shock, sadness and fear of Abe's shooting — the first of a former or serving leader to be assassinated in postwar Japan — polling started for half of the upper house, the less powerful of Japan's two-chamber parliament

Emergency in 1975 a 'black spot' on vibrant history of India's democracy, says PM Modi in Germany
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Emergency in 1975 a 'black spot' on vibrant history of India's democracy, says PM Modi in Germany

Narendra Modi, who is visiting Germany to attend the G7 Summit, made the remarks while addressing thousands of members of the Indian community at a grand event held at the Audi Dome stadium in Munich

'Against spirit of democracy': Eminent personalities sign a statement against Mamata Banerjee becoming chancellor
India

'Against spirit of democracy': Eminent personalities sign a statement against Mamata Banerjee becoming chancellor

The statement, signed by 40 noted people, also said the decision of the state Cabinet ignores the long-standing demand of the people to have an eminent educationist in that post

Opposition should not be able to field candidates in panchayat polls: TMC MLA
India

Opposition should not be able to field candidates in panchayat polls: TMC MLA

The BJP claimed that this reflects the disrespect the ruling party of West Bengal has for democracy

Prominent Pakistani dissidents hail their country's Supreme Court ruling
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Prominent Pakistani dissidents hail their country's Supreme Court ruling

The Pakistan Supreme Court has ruled on the right side of history by upholding the Constitution of Pakistan, South Asians Against Terrorism and for Human Rights (SAATH), a pro-democracy outfit of Pakistanis said

West Bengal Speaker to raise 'external interference' issue in all-India meet
India

West Bengal Speaker to raise 'external interference' issue in all-India meet

Biman Banerjee had complained to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla about "excessive interference" by Dhankhar in matters related to parliamentary democracy and the functioning of the House

Maharashtra Congress leader welcomes Nitin Gadkari's 'strong Congress important for democracy' remark
India

Maharashtra Congress leader welcomes Nitin Gadkari's 'strong Congress important for democracy' remark

At an event in Pune on Saturday, Nitin Gadkari said a strong Congress is important for democracy and that it was his honest wish that the party becomes strong at the national level

'UK voters value honesty most in political leaders'
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'UK voters value honesty most in political leaders'

The UCL Constitution Unit are conducting a major study of public attitudes to democracy in the UK that sheds new light on what matters most to voters