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Our freedoms are fragile, as we must remember on 73rd Independence Day and Sec 377 ruling anniversary
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Our freedoms are fragile, as we must remember on 73rd Independence Day and Sec 377 ruling anniversary

The judgment which struck down the law outlawing who we could love in the sanctity of our personal lives had this to say on freedom: Sexual autonomy and the right to choose a partner of one‘s choice is an inherent aspect of the right to life and right to autonomy.

Nitin Gadkari says politics is instrument of ‘social and economic reform’; calls for honesty, transparency
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Nitin Gadkari says politics is instrument of ‘social and economic reform’; calls for honesty, transparency

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said politics was an instrument for socio-economic reforms, and stressed that values like honesty and transparency stand out in long run.

Ruchir Sharma: Know your Firstpost Salon guest
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Ruchir Sharma: Know your Firstpost Salon guest

Ruchir Sharma will be the featured guest at the next Firstpost Salon, a series of conversations with India's best minds and biggest names. He will be in conversation with Network 18 Group Consulting Editor Praveen Swami, discussing the state of the Indian democracy in the run-up to the 2019 general elections.

BJP or Congress win in elections won't make a difference unless Indians shed their casteist, religious hangovers and unite
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BJP or Congress win in elections won't make a difference unless Indians shed their casteist, religious hangovers and unite

The system of parliamentary democracy in India largely runs on the basis of caste and communal vote banks, but these feudal forces that divide our people and keep us backward. They must be destroyed if we are to progress, but parliamentary democracy further entrenches them.

How India Became Democratic - Part IV: Ornit Shani responds to experts' comments on her book
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How India Became Democratic - Part IV: Ornit Shani responds to experts' comments on her book

Ornit Shani’s 'How India Became Democratic: Citizenship And The Making Of The Universal Franchise' tells the fascinating story of independent India’s first general election. The Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy Blog is discussing the book in a four-part series that we're republishing here

How India became democratic - Part III: The Constitution as an instrument of foundational, radical change
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How India became democratic - Part III: The Constitution as an instrument of foundational, radical change

Ornit Shani’s account of independent India’s first general election is invaluable: it is a point of departure for all of us to think more deeply about what 1947 meant, and how the transformative character of that moment ought to map onto how we think about our Constitution, our citizenship, and our rights

How India became democratic - Part II: On the preparation of the electoral roll as a state building project
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How India became democratic - Part II: On the preparation of the electoral roll as a state building project

In her book, Ornit Shani examines the role adult franchise played in India, in connecting the people to a popular democratic imagination

Barack Obama at HT Leadership Summit 2017: What ex-US president said about Modi, Manmohan and Trump
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Barack Obama at HT Leadership Summit 2017: What ex-US president said about Modi, Manmohan and Trump

Hailing the special relationship that US and India share, former US president Barack Obama opened the day two of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2017 in New Delhi on Friday.

At UN, Pakistan's Maleeha Lodhi shows Gaza war victim's photo as face of Indian atrocities; draws flak
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At UN, Pakistan's Maleeha Lodhi shows Gaza war victim's photo as face of Indian atrocities; draws flak

Pakistan received flak on Sunday after its UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi showed a 2014 Gaza war victim's photograph as a "pellet gun injured women from Kashmir" at the UNGA

Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar makes emotional appeal to electors to vote with 'inner conscience'
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Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar makes emotional appeal to electors to vote with 'inner conscience'

Meira Kumar appealed to the members of the electoral college even before filing her nomination papers which she is likely to do on 28 June.

EVM 'hacking': AAP's subversive allegations may carry dangerous consequences for India's democracy
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EVM 'hacking': AAP's subversive allegations may carry dangerous consequences for India's democracy

AAP's attempt to 'hack' a purported 'EVM machine' on the floor of Delhi Assembly was an elaborate ruse to deflect media attention from the corruption charges against Arvind Kejriwal.

Rajnath Singh asks bureaucrats to not be 'yes master' to politicians
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Rajnath Singh asks bureaucrats to not be 'yes master' to politicians

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday asked bureaucrats to stand up to the political class if "wrong orders" are given, telling them not to become a "yes master."

Zakir Naik’s open letter is an attempt to communalise Muslims and a veiled threat to govt
India

Zakir Naik’s open letter is an attempt to communalise Muslims and a veiled threat to govt

In his 'Open Letter to Indians', released Saturday morning, radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik positions himself as the ‘biggest name and most popular figure of the (Indian Muslim) community’ and portrays the government action against him as an attack on the community.

Elections 2014: Tibetan government-in-exile congratulates Modi
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Elections 2014: Tibetan government-in-exile congratulates Modi

"I take this opportunity to thank the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for their unwavering support for the Tibetan people during its two full terms. I also congratulate the incoming National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by BJP," Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said in a statement.

Parl should have enacted law on convicted netas: Sharad Yadav
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Parl should have enacted law on convicted netas: Sharad Yadav

"The thing which should have been enacted by Parliament is being done by the court...this is reflection of weakening of democracy," Yadav said.