Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Democracy

‘Democracy being weakened, protecting it real tribute to Sardar Patel’, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also paid tribute to Patel on his birth anniversary by remembering his contribution to the cause of farmers.

Democracies need to focus on foreign policy too. Only solving domestic issues won’t save them

While the urge to put one’s own house in order is commendable, it is important to ensure that such exercises do not deteriorate into navel-gazing.

Modi’s ‘mother of democracy’ comment sparks debate, but he’s not the first Indian PM to say so

PM Modi made the comment at the UN, but Morarji Desai, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and P.V. Narasimha Rao have all expressed similar thoughts in the past.

UN must work on effectiveness & reliability to stay relevant, PM Modi says at UNGA

To push his view, the PM quoted Chanakya: “when the right action is not taken at the right time, then it is time itself that causes the action to fail”.

US, India need to ‘protect democracies’ — Kamala Harris says at 1st meeting with Modi

Addressing the media with US Vice-President Kamala Harris, PM Modi described the two countries as 'natural partners', noting that they are the world's largest and oldest democracies.

Freedom of expression crucial in democracy & directly linked to good policing, Amit Shah says

The home minister said a person's independence is importance in a demoracy and emphasised the system cannot be successful if law and order is not good. ​

Not just under Taliban, data shows Sharia law hardly ever lets freedom flourish

ThePrint uses studies by reputed international researchers to see whether Sharia and personal freedoms are as mutually exclusive as critics make them out to be.

Citizens’ right & duty to ensure free press, expose lies of state, says Justice Chandrachud

Justice Chandrachud, next in line to be Chief Justice of India, says it's time we strengthened public institutions to ensure a well-functioning, transparent democracy.

Increasing ordinances, decreasing Parliament time – How BJP is making legislature irrelevant

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Afghanistan’s collapse shows democracy can’t be imposed. US withdrawal a historic betrayal

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.