Tag: Democracy

Fear and democracy don't go together: Gopal Krishna Gandhi

Fear and democracy don’t go together: Gopal Krishna Gandhi

  Kolkata: Stressing the importance of freedom of thought and expression, former West Bengal Governor and Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopal Krishna Gandhi on Monday said fear and democracy, inhibition and republicanism do not go together. Describing “fear” as a “great evil”, Gandhi said it is completely inconsistent with “democracy and[Read More…]

Social media to be monitored for poll code violations: Telangana CEO

Government manipulation on social media increasing: Report

Governments around the world have drastically increased their attempts to manipulate information being shared on social media networks, contributing to a seventh consecutive year of decline in internet freedom, a global report said. In its annual report released late Monday, the Washington-based Freedom House said that manipulation and disinformation tactics[Read More…]

Democracy can’t be limited to voting and leaving destiny on whoever comes to power: PM Modi

Democracy can’t be limited to voting and leaving destiny on whoever comes to power: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for an outcome-based approach for rural development saying, “the country has sufficient resources to deliver benefits to the last man in the queue and the desired results can be achieved through good governance.” “It (rural development) should be outcome based not output based…There[Read More…]

Hilarious AadhaarMemes to clear your doubts on privacy

While Supreme Court has clearly mentioned Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for welfare schemes, Centre is on the move to make Aadhaar as the only identity card in future. Now, the Big Brother can even control a primary school kid’s mid-day meal. Ranging from financial transactions, beneficiary schemes and educations,[Read More…]

Barack Obama’s farewell speech: Talks about discrimination, democracy, equality and lot more!

US President Barack Obama began his farewell address amid deafening chants of “four more years.” The President in his departure speech, warned against everything from anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-women, anti-gay, pro-Russian to pro-rich sentiments that President-elect Donald Trump has publicly backed. Obama took up the stage in Chicago as the crowds[Read More…]

Democracy has been squashed in BHU

An illustration of what happens when the right wing takes over an institution. I have been in our Prime Minister’s constituency, Varanasi, for the past few days. I, along with representatives of various other student organizations, was invited here by the students who are at the receiving end of the[Read More…]

You can’t use defamation cases to throttle democracy: SC to Amma

Coming down heavily on authoritarianism, the Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa for using criminal defamation proceedings to silence criticism of her government ‘s functioning. The apex court while issuing a notice to her also severely chastised her and said, “You can’t use defamation cases to throttle democracy. This is[Read More…]

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