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Congress is believed to have wanted some kind of arrangement with Chhotubhai Vasava (now with JD-U) to avert a triangular contest,wave? Adding to this is the calculation that Modis OBC credential could help TDP in Telangana where there is sizeable backward castes population As for Muslims constituting about 8 to 14 per cent of the population in different regions Naidu is said to be prepared to take the risk Andyethe is not ready to go public about his alliance plans His secular friends want him first see post-poll arithmetic before jumping on BJPs bandwagon In political wilderness for 10 yearsNaidu is said to have different ideas thoughand one may hear them sooner than later For Modi-led BJPTDPs return could more than make up for the JD(U) in terms of public perception and its political leverage in a coalition era D K is a senior editor based in Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: September 15 2017 12:55 am Sourav Ganguly has claimed that pink-ball Tests are the future and has backed it to succeed in the long run (Source: Reuters) Top News Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has claimed that pink-ball Tests are the future and has backed it to succeed in the long run Speaking to the Mid-Day Ganguly said “As far as Duleep Trophy is concerned my view is very clear: How can you kill a tournament It has to be discussed either in the working committee or the special AGM” “You can’t chuck away a tournament one fine morning I do understand the packed calendar but somehow we have found a window for this and we have to keep on trying to keep it significant” “It’s not about me being a fan of the pink ball The idea is to bring back crowds to Test cricket and that’s the reason the Duleep Trophy is being played under lights and with the pink ball The first pink-ball Test in 2015 between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide was house full The recent Birmingham Test contested by England and West Indies drew big crowds too So as an administrator I would like to see packed houses for Test cricket”Brightness was a lot better This is here to bring people back to the ground” Earlier Ganguly had spoken about how the pink ball is actually not difficult to see and it brings in a lotof people to the ground “Brightness was a lot better This is here to bring people back to the ground It’s all about marketing Pink ball is the way forward You have to find a way to bring people back to the ground Everything needs a bit of innovation Like nobody thought T20/IPL to be so popular till it came to being We take time to get used to the changes but then realise that’s the best way forward Yes there will be dew in winter But we face the same problem with white ball For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAhmedabad: In a jolt to the ruling BJP in poll-bound Gujarat its MLA from Kodinar seat JethaSolanki on Saturday quit the party and resigned from all posts alleging that Dalits have been facing "atrocities" under itsrule Solanki who was one of the parliamentary secretariesappointed by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani resigned from the post Parliamentary secretaries are considered equivalent to deputy ministers and are supposed to help the ministers The Dalit leader also said that he was "unhappy" after being told by the party that he will not get a ticket this time "I have resigned from the BJP as an MLA and also as the parliamentary secretary I have decided to quit as the party has stopped listening to my representations" he said Representational image AFP Solanki said the party conveyed to him that he would not be given a ticket this time "Yes the party told me that it would not give a ticket to me this time" he said "The party tried to convince me not to resign but I have decided not to take back my resignation" he said Referring to the Una Dalit atrocities case Solanki said "Under this BJP government the Dalit community has faced numerous atrocities The community is facing a difficult situation.During the Una incident the Anandiben Patel government earlier took some steps but after Vijay Rupani became the chief minister his government has not taken anysteps for the upliftment of Dalits" Solanki said He refused to answer whether he would fight the polls as an independent candidate or join any other party Nobody from the BJP commented on Solanki’s resignation The BJP on Friday released its first list of 70 candidates for the Assembly elections in Gujarat next month The BJP is yet to declare its candidate for the Kodinar seat where elections will be held in the first phase on 9 December and the last date of filing of nomination forms is 21 November Meanwhile supporters of senior leader IK Jadeja created a ruckus at the state BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar as he was not given a ticket from Wadhwan seat "Workers of the Wadhwan constituency are angry as the party instead of giving ticket to me has brought in an outsider" Jadeja said The BJP has given ticket to Dhanjibhai Patel from the Wadhwan constituency New Delhi:Sedition charges cannot be pressed on the basis of an unauthenticated unreliable video a Delhi court on Tuesday said after it was shown a footage of alleged "anti-national" sloganeering at the Ramjas College Metropolitan magistrate Abhilash Malhotra while hearing arguments on a plea seeking FIR against those who allegedly raised anti-national slogans at the college in the Delhi University on 21 February this year said that authenticity of the video was to be ascertained by the police Students clash with police at Ramjas College in Delhi File photo PTI "Authenticity of the video is not established What is the source of this video On the basis of unreliable material how can we press charges of sedition You have to be confident of authenticity of the video" the court asked complainant Vivek Garg It also said that several doctored videos were circulated which need to be authenticated "Tomorrow if AISA and ABVP clash again will it be termed as sedition There are many doctored videos circulated on Whatsapp These have to be verified" the court observed The court was hearing Garg’s plea seeking a separate FIR into the anti-national slogans allegedly raised by members of students groups All India Students’ Association (AISA) and Students Federation of India (SFI) in February this year The plea which sought registration of an FIR for alleged offences of sedition criminal conspiracy waging war against the State and defamation under the IPC also demanded action against Delhi Police officials for not lodging the complaint The police had on 3 August submitted an action taken report in the matter and said it was examining students and teachers to identify the culprits involved in the Ramjas College clashes that broke out between the ABVP and Left-affiliated AISA early this year During the proceedings on Tuesday Garg argued that the police filed the action taken report on the incident after five months and has not yet begun interrogating students "Such incidents are spreading like wildfire The police is trying to evade their duty" Garg said The court however granted an opportunity to the complainant to argue on the ingredients of sedition and posted the matter for hearing on 5 September "There is an unauthenticated CD based on which you are seeking an FIR We need to deliberate whether sedition is attracted in this matter or not Educate me on the ingredients of sedition "Tell me the ‘causa proxima’ in this case that poses a threat to the society or the government Argue on that point" the magistrate said In a nine-page action taken report the police had said it was examining members of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and AISA and details of students of various colleges of the Delhi University were being sought from the Proctor It had said they have already lodged an FIR at Maurice Nagar police station on 22 February for the alleged offences or rioting and obstructing causing hurt and assault to deter public servant from discharging duty Regarding the video footage provided by the complainant the police had said as of now its authenticity is not clear and "apparently looks doctored" adding that the footage was being analysed and would be sent to forensic lab for scrutiny The complaint had alleged that "anti-national slogans/activities were being carried out by leaders/students of AISA/SFI in Ramjas College shamelessly and openly which supported India’s enemy Pakistan The criminal acts of accused were also boosting the morale of terrorists against our country" It claimed that the organisers of a seminar had misled the college administration to obtain its nod for the event and "conducted activities against the nation and tried to wage a war against the country" On 21 February members of RSS’ student wing ABVP had gathered outside the college and shouted slogans in protest against the seminar for which JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were invited The ABVP members allegedly pelted stones vandalised the venue and disrupted the seminar The next day violent clashes erupted between the Left and the ABVP students leaving several of them and three teachers injured Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: July 11 2016 5:39 pm Sources said that BJP national general secretary (organization) Ram Lal could also visit Kanpur to meet Bhagwat and apprise him of the party’s preparations for the state assembly polls (Source: File/PTI) Top News The week-long meeting of the all India executive of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with pracharaks from all 44 prants and 11 kshetras across the country began Monday in Kanpur with the call for an action plan for its activities during the next one year As Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls early next year these plans may focus on issues that could help the BJP in the elections “The RSS begins a new session of activities from July every year This time Kanpur has been chosen as venue for the meeting to decide the programme and various activities of the organizations This is a routine affair” said an RSS office bearer “New activities with a focus on 2017 assembly polls could be included in the proposed plans The RSS functions at the ground level to help the BJP in every assembly and Lok Sabha election The RSS understands the significance of the next UP elections for the BJP” added an RSS functionary Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Sources said that BJP national general secretary (organization) Ram Lal could also visit Kanpur to meet Bhagwat and apprise him of the party’s preparations for the state assembly polls While it had been decided initially that only prant pracharaks and kshetra pracharaks would participate in the meeting sources said that ‘RSS men’ in different outfits of the right wing organization have also been invited to discuss the Narendra Modi government and highlight their organisations’ concerns and achievements “For example the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) will speak on protests against FDI in retail defence e-commerce and food processing sectors” said a SJM functionary The meeting is being held at a college campus in Bithoor on the outskirts of Kanpur where RSS volunteers in traditional attire of “Ganvesh” are in charge of security To prevent a beeline of ticket seekers for the assembly elections the RSS has strictly prohibited entry of ‘unexpected’ persons to the campus An RSS functionary said that Bhagwat will address all pracharaks and that he could speak on issues like terrorism security at the borders social harmony and the law and order situation of UP with reference to Mathura where land grabbers had killed two policemen in cross firing Also on the anvil is the ‘exodus’ of Hindus from Kairana in western UP As the meeting has been called in Kanpur which is close to the Bundelkhand region a detailed discussion on the plight of farmers due to drought could be discussed in the meeting “If the RSS top brass shows concern on such issues that will be the message for pracharaks that they have to plan activities to keep these issues alive” said a BJP leader According to sources an orientation programme will be organised for the prant pracharaks from July 11 to July 13 A round of meetings of the pracharaks will be held on July 14 and 15 in the presence of senior RSS office-bearers Then on July 16 and July 17 top functionaries are likely to hold separate meetings with kshetra pracharaks and pracharaks of prants in their respective kshetras All the top office bearers of the RSS including its chief Mohan Bhagwat will remain present at camp throughout the meet “There will no official press conference at the end of the meet but the presence of top RSS functionaries in UP sends out a message that the RSS and the BJP are active in poll bound state” said a BJP leader For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Siddhartha Sharma | Published: May 2 2013 2:39 am Related News After lofting the first ball he faced for a sixKieron Pollard seemed set to launch Mumbai Indians final assault At 93/4 in 13 oversthe home team was desperate for acceleration With part-time off-spinner David Hussey in attack nowPollard made a move As he stepped outhe missed the line But so did the Kings XI wicket-keeper Pollard got a life In the dugout Adam Gilchristsitting out after a string of failuresmust have had second thoughts about his playing XI Gilchrist had handed the gloves to Gurkeerat Singhan exceptional fielderwho had taken the catch of the tournament while fielding on fencebut someone with no experience of standing behind the stumps Gurkeerats fumble proved to be costly MI scored 81 runs in the final 7 overs without losing a wicketbut re-emphasised an important cricketing point Even the most outstanding fielder cant replace specialist keepers The toughest challenge for a keeper is to the judge the bounce early This helps them to decide when to stand up from their initial squatting position It takes years to master this movement Those with the best of hands can catch the ball but the perfect anticipation to meet the ball just as it crosses the stumps cant be availed overnight Specialists too can make mistakes but frequency is certainly more in case of part-timers With T20 said to be a batsmans gamewicket-keepers get under-valued But smart captains use the gloveman wisely They make bowling plans keeping him in mind The stumper can be asked to stand up to pacers This stops the batsmen from taking stance outside the crease which would help them cut the swing MS Dhoni has often done this when Bhuveshwar Kumar bowls At times slow bowlersafter warning the keeperlet one rip down the leg side This change of pace is to tempt the batsmen to flick and in the process get them to edge one behind the stumps Or get the batsmen stumped as he raises the back leg to retain balance These tactics only work if there is a specialist keeper Teams like RCBDelhi Daredevils and Pune Warriors have been experimenting with makeshift wicketkeepers this season RCB despite having AB de Villiers use Arun Karthik as their wicketkeeper With the business end of the tournament approaching RCB can learn a few lessons from Gurkeerats costly miss Siddhartha is a senior correspondent based in Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pamela Philipose | Updated: December 16 2014 8:27 am The report could help in removing those obstructions but it will first have to be dusted down from the shelves of national amnesia Related News Voluminous tomes of inquiry that seek to address variegated national crises usually end up as expensive paperweights This is because the very intent behind instituting committees of inquiry is essentially performative not prescriptive They are expected to bury the truth not uncover it Meanwhile history continues to play out in concentric cycles of tragedy and farce — riots recur social tensions rise criminal acts and sexualised violence breakout like unstoppable forces of nature There is a curious circularity to the outcry caused by the recent sexual attack on a Delhi woman who happened to hail a public taxi on a GPS system In a miniature way it mimicked the outrage the country witnessed exactly two years ago The gangrape on a bus that took place in the capital on December 16 2012 and the public outrage that followed demanded desperate measures and in time honoured fashion an inquiry committee was set up That’s how far things went according to script The three-member Justice JS Verma Committee mandated to examine existing laws dealing with sexual violence and propose amendments did something unexpected: it re-ordered its remit Consequently its 631-page report emerging in a record 29 days became the first serious attempt by the government of India to address in a holistic fashion a blight that had become part of the national DNA: gender violence With all its inadequacies and there were many this was a new-age document shaped by an unprecedented level of offline and online engagement with stakeholders — some 80000 responses in all While some of its recommendations did help shape the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act passed in 2013 the report was received by the ruling elite with eloquent silence even as the army brass flew into high dudgeon over sunlight being trained on unconscionable acts of sexual assault perpetrated during military operations In time it became clearer that the panel’s most radical suggestions had been put on ice Today there are not many in government or Parliament who refer to the report or show themselves as being cognisant of its recommendations which incidentally included procedures to keep sexual predators out of legislative chambers What was it that made the Verma Committee report so historic It achieved five conceptual breakthroughs First it situated sexualised violence not just in the amorphous terrain of law and order but firmly within the four walls of the Constitution This was not only about good policing even though a responsive bias-free police force was seen as crucial; this was about guaranteed statutory rights that the state was obliged to protect even when private entities were involved in service delivery The inability of women to claim equality in society had the committee asking whether the state existed at two levels — one for those who can access constitutional protections the other for those who lived under the “silent domination of the superior will of tradition customs and practices which are derogatory to women” Factors like caste class and location including that of disability marked that domination Structured silences and gaps in planning and policymaking only deepened it The lack of women’s representation in legislative bodies the low value accorded to women’s labour the indifference to infrastructure that impacts women’s safety directly like safe public transportation in cities or sanitation facilities in rural India are instances of such absences The Uber case would not have surfaced if the committee’s recommendation that drivers of public transport vehicles be security vetted had been heeded The second conceptual breakthrough was in framing sexual assaults as expressions of power not crimes of passion The shame-honour paradigm that marked the response to such incidents needed to be dismantled the committee observed and the stigma inherent in them directed not at the assaulted woman but at larger society The framework it posited — based on an understanding that such acts were assaults on a person’s right to free movement bodily integrity and sexual autonomy — was dynamic and applied not just to rape but acts like stalking acid attacks stripping and even voyeurism increasingly common in the age of new communication technologies Remarkable too was the committee’s clear-eyed appreciation of the need for reform in the so-called touchy areas The resistance to categorising marital rape as a crime was traced to a notion of marriage that regarded wives as their husbands’ possessions which erased the idea of consent that was central to any relationship of equality Other hallowed responses of the state also met with similar scrutiny including sexual violence perpetrated by the military — the committee had no hesitation in recommending that such crimes come under the purview of ordinary criminal law It also decried the state’s failure to acknowledge the equal sexual rights of people with different sexual orientations The committee deliberated at length on the intimate link between sexual violence and socialisation There was the recognition that practices normalised over the centuries had resulted in one gender being invested with disproportionate power and a naturalised sense of entitlement It observed: “We live in a ‘cult of masculinity’… Touching harassment and forced intercourse are all seen as normal to masculinity” This led it to suggest that among other measures child-sensitive sex education must be urgently instituted in school curricula so that children are equipped with the requisite understanding and confidence to transit into adulthood The fifth important conceptual breakthrough was the enlightened manner in which the committee envisaged the justice delivery system Firmly rejecting cries from the street for the castration and hanging of rapists it suggested that for extreme crimes a life term could be interpreted as imprisonment for the entire life of the accused It also rejected the demand that the age of juveniles under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act be brought down arguing there are important psychological reasons why a child should be considered an adult only after reaching 18 One of three jurists on the committee Justice Leila Seth in her new book Talking of Justice poignantly recalled that Justice Verma who died three months after the report was submitted began the committee’s first meeting on December 26 2012 by reading from a small handwritten note One of its lines went: the truly “humiliating aspect of the crime against a woman is that her status in the hierarchal structure of society also (obstructs) the way of securing justice for her” The report could help in removing those obstructions but it will first have to be dusted down from the shelves of national amnesia The writer is senior fellow at the Indian Council of Social Science Research Delhi researching media issues [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 19 2017 11:41 am A 32 kg-tumour was removed from the chest cavity of a 39-year-old Russian man in a “highly risky” surgery in New Delhi (Representational Image) Top News A 32 kg-tumour was removed from the chest cavity of a 39-year-old Russian man in a “highly risky” surgery here hospital authorities have said “Emil was suffering for the past five years from breathlessness and immense discomfort following which he underwent a series of comprehensive medical check-ups “These revealed that the tumour was gradually growing in his chest cavity exerting tremendous pressure on his right lung” an official of the Fortis Hospital at Vasant Kunj said The patient was admitted on July 31 operated on August 1 and was discharged on August 8 “Originating from the lining of the chest wall called the pleura the tumour presented several challenges to the surgeons as it was touching the main vessels which supplied blood to the heart and other vital organs “The surgical procedure was strenuous as the area left to perform the surgery within the chest cavity was limited The level of precision that the surgery required was difficult to achieve and there was also no clear indicator that the affected lung would gain its full functionality post-surgery” the hospital said in a statement Pleural tumours are found in the pleural space the cavity between the lungs and chest wall that contains lubricating pleural fluid it said adding that it is difficult to operate on “When the case was presented to us it was clear that it would be extremely challenging The cause behind such a growth is unknown However most of these tumours are benign and once excised completely a relapse is highly unlikely “We took the chance as the tumour was not infiltrating making the surgery successful These tumours are not triggered by smoking Nevertheless the recovery in non-smokers is much faster and reaps better outcomes compared to that in a smoker” said Sabyasachi Bal Director Thoracic Onco Surgery at the Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The president and the vice-president continue to get less salaries as compared to the top bureaucrats and service chiefs since the laws are yet to be amended to rectify an anomaly with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations nearly two years ago The proposal for enhancement of the salaries of thePresident the vice-president and the Governors was prepared by the Union home ministry and forwarded to the Cabinet Secretariate more than a year ago for the approval of the Union Cabinet a home ministry official said However no decision has been taken on it yet theofficial told PTI on condition of anonymity At present the President gets Rs 150 lakh per month the vice-president Rs 125 lakh and a Governor of a state Rs 110 lakh Representational image Reuters After the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s awards on 1 January 2016 the Cabinet Secretary who is the top-most bureaucrat in the country gets Rs 25 lakh per month and a Secretary in the Union government draws Rs 225 lakh permonth The President is also the supreme commander of all the three armed forces – the Indian Army the Indian Air Force? the?50 quintals of dry milk powder in a day. 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Zankar,” he said.” Woods tees off Thursday in a tournament that means nothing. an area in which Rahul and Sonia are conspicuous by their absence. For all the latest Opinion News,of a teacher in his life. MNS organized ‘Manse Salaam’ is an effort to honor the valuable efforts of the backstage crew members, download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: Dropped from the Ranji Trophy squad, Open, Barca trail Real Madrid by one point at the top and their hopes of catching their bitter rivals were lifted last week when Real lost a rescheduled game at Valencia.

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