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India still ‘partly free’ in Freedom House report

In the case of India, the report said the country had “suffered a series of setbacks to political rights and civil liberties” and it had “showed no signs of reversing course, as notable opposition figures faced arrest and surveillance”.
The harassment of journalists, non-governmental organisations and other government critics has “increased significantly”, while Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis “remain economically and socially marginalised”, the Freedom House report said. (Archive)
The harassment of journalists, non-governmental organisations and other government critics has “increased significantly”, while Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis “remain economically and socially marginalised”, the Freedom House report said. (Archive)
Updated on Mar 03, 2022 06:25 AM IST
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A year after Capitol riot, Americans fear for their democracy: Polls

The January 6 attack on the seat of Congress, led by supporters of Donald Trump, was "a harbinger of increasing political violence," and American democracy "is threatened," according to two-thirds of those surveyed for a CBS News poll.
A mob of supporters of former US President Donald Trump storm the US Capitol Building in Washington on January 6, 2021. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)
A mob of supporters of former US President Donald Trump storm the US Capitol Building in Washington on January 6, 2021. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 06:37 AM IST
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Strengthen democracy: Biden to world leaders

  • The two-day virtual summit was attended by leaders of 89 countries - of the 100 who were invited - and the European Union.
US President Joe Biden speaks at the virtual Summit for Democracy, at the White House in Washington. (Reuters)(HT_PRINT)
US President Joe Biden speaks at the virtual Summit for Democracy, at the White House in Washington. (Reuters)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 12, 2021 06:36 AM IST
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ByYashwant Raj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Nehru's lesser known facts, inspiring quotes

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Death Anniversary: As India pays homage to the country’s first and longest serving Prime Minister, here are some of his lesser known facts, inspirational quotes and positive messages that will make you fall in love with the beauty of the world, art, life and culture
Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Nehru's lesser known facts, inspiring quotes(Twitter/IYC)
Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Nehru's lesser known facts, inspiring quotes(Twitter/IYC)
Updated on May 27, 2021 12:36 PM IST
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Global youth losing faith in democracy: Cambridge study

The study from the Centre for the Future of Democracy released on Tuesday is based on data of nearly 5 million respondents in over 160 countries – except India and Turkey – between 1973 and 2020.
Young pro-democracy activists flash three-fingered salutes while listening to the national anthem in Bangkok, Thailand.(AP)
Young pro-democracy activists flash three-fingered salutes while listening to the national anthem in Bangkok, Thailand.(AP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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