Post Tagged with: "democracy"

Citizen grps drive people to take responsibility

Citizen grps drive people to take responsibility

Like most urban cities, Mumbai has its own home-grown problems ? filthy beaches, damaged infrastructure, dog poop, noise pollution, speeding bikes, and waning green patches. But Mumbaikars have been known for their community cohesion and instead of individually complaining to local authorities, residents have found hyperlocal ways to take on […]

Is Indonesian democracy up to the challenge?

Is Indonesian democracy up to the challenge?

Author: Editorial Board, ANU Viewed from most places in Southeast Asia, Indonesia?s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections seem a landmark in a democratic success story. While good-news stories for democracy are few and far between throughout the region, this April Indonesians will for the fifth time in 20 years elect […]

Governor emphasises on uniform education for equality

Governor emphasises on uniform education for equality

MANGALURU: Development of society is possible only when children from all sections have access to education, said governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala on Saturday. He was speaking after inaugurating the new building of DKZP Upgraded Government School in Daddalakadu, taluk, on Saturday. Emphasizing on providing education to poor as a noble […]

Fresh violence mars Bangladesh election as campaigning ends

Fresh violence mars Bangladesh election as campaigning ends

DHAKA: Bangladesh‘s general election campaign ended Friday with more deadly violence and arrests of opposition activists which have raised international concern as Prime Minister seeks a record fourth term. A ruling Awami League party supporter was killed by opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) followers, police said, while the BNP claimed […]

Old wounds, fresh denial in Myanmar

Old wounds, fresh denial in Myanmar

Author: David I Steinberg, Georgetown University Myanmar?s year was framed by the horrific residues of 2017 ? the flight from death and destruction of over 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees, the largest tragic migration in modern Asian history, and Myanmar?s denial of responsibility for the situation. The Rohingya exodus was fuelled […]

Bangladesh?s consequential election

Bangladesh?s consequential election

Author: Ali Riaz, Illinois State University Bangladesh?s upcoming parliamentary election, scheduled for 30 December, may become the most consequential for the country since independence. Not only is incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Bangladesh Awami League (BAL) seeking an unprecedented third consecutive term, but the election will have important […]

Youth Akali Dal protests against picking Kamal Nath as MP CM

Youth Akali Dal protests against picking Kamal Nath as MP CM

LUDHIANA: The leaders of Youth Akali Dal staged a protest against Congress for selecting Congress leader as CM of Madhya Pradesh on Friday near railway station. They also burnt the effigies of Kamal Nath, UPA chairperson and Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The BJP leaders also raised question marks on selection […]

Hard times ahead for a politically divided Timor-Leste

Hard times ahead for a politically divided Timor-Leste

Author: Damien Kingsbury, Deakin University Timor-Leste started the year in political chaos and ended it with a return to the confrontational politics of the past. Cooperation between the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) and the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin), which had together run the country […]