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Winfrey's Golden Globes speech sparks talk of 2020 campaign

Oprah Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race even if it's only a fantasy.Even so, for Democrats in ... Business Standard, 1 month ago
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Internal polls in Indian parties a farce: Jagdeep Chhokar

Since 1999, the Association of Democratic Reforms, an NGO, has dedicated itself to the cause of ushering political and electoral reforms in India. In a freewheeling chat with DNA, one of its founding members Jagdeep Chhokar says people’s faith in the ...
 DNA2 months ago
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More of us need to jump into the cesspool: Actor Vishal

‘We are going through the most difficult phase in Indian democracy, and not only in Tamil Nadu. If people like me, who have nothing to gain except a retrieval of democratic values, don’t come forward now, then we are doomed.’ Actor Vishal tells Subhash K Jha what made him take the political plunge. Tamil actor Vishal Krishna can’t get over the shock of his nomination papers for the bypolls in Chennai being rejected. The actor, who has now decided to take a headlong ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Democracy threatened under Yogi Adityanath: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that democracy was threatened in Uttar Pradesh under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as the government led by him was "out to destroy all democratic norms" and muzzle dissenting voices.The former Chief ...
 Prokerala3 weeks ago
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'They threatened to sacrifice me alive'

Jamida K is the first Indian Muslim woman to lead the Friday prayers.'I don't care if they kill me because what I have done is historical; nobody can take it away from me,' she says. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com On January 26, when Jamida K (popularly known as Jamida teacher) led the jumma prayers in a village in Kerala's Malappuram district, she was breaking centuries of Shariat convention and creating history as the first Muslim woman to do so in the country. The 35 year old led the ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago
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Congress targets PM over Nirav Modi; No one will be spared, says BJP

Image: Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi with actress Nimrat Kaur. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images  The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress on Thursday blamed each other for the Rs 11,400 crore fraud case involving the Punjab National Bank even as the latter called the scam's main accused Nirav Modi as "chhota Modi" sparking condemnation from the ruling party. The rival parties also traded allegations over a picture of Nirav Modi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a business ...
 Rediff.com5 days ago
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Desist from using private firms in organising events: Govt to depts

All central government departments and states should desist from engaging private firms in organising or sponsoring official events, according to an official order. The move comes following a report from a Parliamentary committee in this regard.   The committee on 'Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behaviour of Government Officers with Members of Lok Sabha' in its report tabled in the lower House on January 4 has recommended "discouraging and desisting the state governments to ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

SC takes exception to being branded 'Aadhaar' judges

The Supreme Courts Constitution bench on Thursday took exception to Aadhaar challengers contention that if the judges did not agree with their plea, they would be known as "Aadhaar" judges, 25 years down the line. "If that is the impression, so be it; I would ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago
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Poll reforms should begin with the Election Commission

For successive governments the Election Commission remains a ‘holy cow’, where unhealthy precedents are allowed to be nurtured since Independence, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Image: President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat during the 8th National Voters Day celebrations in New Delhi on January 25, 2018. Photograph: PTI Photo. The appointment of Om Prakash Rawat as the chief election commissioner and another veteran civil servant, Ashok Lavasa, as election ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Drop proposal to withdraw cases against minorities: BJP

The state BJP on Saturday described the governments attempts to withdraw cases filed against minorities in communal incidents as "anti-democratic" and against "secular norms" and sought that the proposal be dropped immediately. Addressing a press conference ...
 Deccan Herald3 weeks ago
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