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Indian voters give right wing party majority
May 16, 2014 Bharatiya Janta Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi played the development card during his massive election campaigns.
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Bangladesh's return to secularism
Feb 22, 2010 After a recent Supreme Court ruling to strike down an amendment that allowed religion-based political parties to flourish in the country, Bangladesh is all set to return its constitution to secular roots. The government has widely welcomed the move as a 'victory of constitutionalism'.
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Sri Lankan government urged to respect human rights
Mar 16, 2010 International lawyers and human rights organisations have voiced concern over the possibility of bringing in criminal charges against activists and reporters by Sri Lankan government. They have urged the Rajapaksa government to demonstrate its commitment to democratic principles by respecting freedom of expression.
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Tibetans hold widespread protests demanding freedom
Mar 19, 2010 Marking the second anniversary of region wide uprising Tibetan students, businesses and people in general living in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and surrounding provinces, held peaceful protests against tight government control. Tibetans have resented Beijing’s rule and the mass migration of majority Han Chinese into the region.
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Pakistan passes key constitutional reforms, renames NWFP
Apr 09, 2010 The National Assembly has approved the 18th Amendment unanimously, deleting former military dictator Ziaul Haq’s name from the constitution. The new bill sent to the Senate for approval, repeals the Legal Framework Order, strips the President of some powers, and renames NWFP as Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa.
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Pakistan's Senate approves bill ending dictatorship
Apr 16, 2010 Pakistan's upper house has voted unanimously against the controversial Seventeenth Amendment of 2003. Ninety lawmakers approved the bill that aims to enhance the provincial autonomy, righting some of constitutional wrongs done by military dictators and limiting key presidential powers.
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Pakistan more polarised over dropping of amnesty law
Dec 22, 2009 The Pakistani Supreme Court's decision last week to strike down an amnesty law for politicians has created more questions than it has answered. Many politicians are now likely to come under scrutiny, including President Asif Zardari.
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Parties at odds, peace at risk in Nepal
Jan 05, 2010 May 2010 is the deadline by which the new constitution for Nepal should be written and promulgated. Until now there is no consensus emerging among political parties about the preamble, fundamental rights, federal model, the nature of federal states and distribution of natural resources.
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Policy, campaign spur women's visibility in local elections
Jan 21, 2010 50% reservation and a widespread gender awareness campaign have enabled several women of Govindgarh block in the North India state of Rajasthan to contest the local Panchayat elections.
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We're sorry, you're not allowed to read this
Jan 19, 2012 Greenpeace chief Kumi Naidu decries the proposed US anti-piracy laws - SOPA & PIPA - to censor the internet.
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Indian Parliament allows those in jail to contest polls
Sep 09, 2013 The new bill passed by the Indian Parliament negates the 10th July order of the Supreme Court which held that those in jail cannot vote.
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Voters have right to reject all candidates: Indian apex court
Sep 27, 2013 The apex court directed the Election Commission to provide 'none of the above options' at the end of the list of candidates in electronic voting machines (EVMs).
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Citizens' right to privacy should be protected: Pranab
Sep 03, 2013 Governance in a democracy is all about the trust between a citizen and the government, said the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee.
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Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina says polls 'legitimate'
Jan 07, 2014 The BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance boycotted the polls that were marred by violence which claimed nearly 30 lives.
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Maldives approaching ‘critical juncture’ with upcoming elections
May 10, 2013 The upcoming elections in the Maldives represent an important opportunity to move forward with its democratic transition, a senior United Nations official stressed, as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the country.
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India voting enters key phase
Apr 30, 2009 Third phase of voting is taking place in India to elect a new government. Many prominent leaders, including the ruling party's president Sonia Gandhi and the main opposition party's prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani, are in the fray for today’s poll.
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Nepal sliding back into the abyss
May 05, 2009 Nepal prime minister’s resignation has further endangered the already fragile peace process in the country. The Maoist leader has expressed his disappointment over the existence of ‘parallel power centres’ and interference of reactionary forces in undermining democracy.
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Moderate voting in penultimate phase of Indian polls
May 08, 2009 India's 85 constituencies in eight states went to poll on Thursday. About 57% of 94.6 million voters turned up to exercise their right to vote in the fourth phase of parliamentary elections that witnessed six deaths in clashes.
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Prachanda: Delhi missed chance to resolve Nepal crisis
May 11, 2009 In an interview to a prominent Indian newspaper, Nepal’s Prime Minister said that he wanted to settle the issue of "civilian supremacy over military" through discussion with New Delhi. But India’s "security and bureaucratic establishment" was busy encouraging Nepal's political parties to create confusion on the issue.
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Curtains come down on Indian elections
May 14, 2009 With the Phase-V polling over yesterday, the month-long election process in India has come to an end. Several exit polls and surveys have given the ruling Congress-led alliance a slight edge over the National Democratic Alliance led by Bharatiya Janata Party. Results will be declared on May 16.
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India again gives mandate to Congress-led alliance
May 17, 2009 Indian voters have given a clear mandate to the Congress and United Progressive Alliance to rule the country for next five years. The ruling coalition, which is now only a few seats short of halfway mark, is all set to form a new government.
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Burmese leader Suu Kyi faces trial
May 18, 2009 Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be jailed for up to five years for allegedly breaking the conditions of her house arrest. Critics say this is yet another attempt by the military junta to silence dissent before the promised multi-party elections in 2010.
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"Media crisis is due to intellectual dishonesty": Noam Chomsky
Oct 25, 2010 "Crisis in the media is not a result of its declining revenues as much as its intellectual dishonesty," says Noam Chomsky. He also feels Pakistani media is more vibrant and informative than their Indian counterpart.
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India's political structure, an impediment to local governance: John Samuel
Oct 29, 2010 Human-rights activist and policy researcher, John Samuel argues that India’s system of Panchayati Raj Institutions offers great opportunities for inclusive grassroots democracy but, our political structure is the biggest impediment to the transfer of power and autonomy to local self-governments.
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Time for Suu Kyi to remodel her political agenda?
Nov 19, 2010 Is it time for Aung San Suu Kyi to let activist politics take a back seat and help broker an end to trade sanctions on Myanmar? Only then can she build a favourable climate for some real political change, argues Justin Wintle.
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"India's primary schools are museums where old teaching methods are carefully preserved"
Jan 20, 2011 Professor Krishna Kumar argues that the Indian system of primary teaching still focuses on the centuries-old system of learning. He explains how developing a habit of reading in children from an early age is significant for an efficient democracy and urges a radical shift from mechanical decoding of words to a pedagogy that encourages children to interpret the texts.
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"Binayak Sen's arrest has made India a laughing stock of the world"
Jan 24, 2011 Journalist and human rights activist Satya Sagar expresses concern over India’s national security which is in the hands of thoughtless leaders who fail to distinguish between peaceful protests and Maoism. He argues that the campaign for Binayak Sen’s release is not just about providing justice. It has now become a movement for the freedom of all ordinary citizens who are trapped in the prison house that India has become.
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We are building a new India: Manmohan Singh
Aug 16, 2012 Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, while addressing the nation on its 66th Independence Day said that despite many problems the rate of economic growth was better than most other countries of the world. Following is the text of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s address from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi.
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Bangladeshi PM wants unity against militancy, terrorism
Aug 21, 2012 Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina today called upon all democratic and progressive forces who believe in the spirit of the War of Liberation War to be united against militancy, terrorism and communalism.
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Bhutanese officials visit Election Commission of India
Jun 09, 2014 A delegation of Bhutanese Election Commission visits ECI for expanding relations between the two Election Management bodies.
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