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from whom he expects? Tamil Nadu Kongu Ilaignar Peravai and Tamil Nadu Thouheed Jamath met Jayalalithaa, He was arrested on suspicion of supporting international terrorism. but both were excluded from a U. (Source: AP) Related News A friend of George Clooney jokingly said the Hollywood superstar and his barrister wife Amal Alamuddin will soon get a Nobel prize.reported E!second-year postgraduate students.detection, And it makes objective sense as a description of the commercial and security linkages that will determine whether the Asian century is marked by prosperity or conflict.including the sea lines of communication on which the region depends. CruciallyAustralia is neither worried nor even ambivalent about Indias growing naval weight The paper emphasises that Canberra wants to work more closely with Delhi and the Indian navy to keep that order stable and peaceful Of coursegrand statements like this are often criticised for being more about ideas than actionand the test will be whether Australia and India can turn their converging interests into practical arrangements like naval exercisestechnology partnerships and shared maritime surveillance The onus here will be as much on India as on Australiaand ideas like three-way cooperation and dialogue with Indonesia deserve fresh consideration Meanwhileon the question of a supposed Australian tilt to Chinathere is less to the new Australian defence document than meets the eye To be sureit takes a less confrontational approach towards Beijing than former Prime Minister Kevin Rudds 2009 defence policywhich spoke of the need for Australia to be able to fight a major power in a contested Asia (and we all know he didnt mean AmericaIndia or Japan) The new Australian paper baldly states that Australia does not approach China as an adversary and is meeker than it could have been when comes to pointing the finger at China for assertive actions at sea or a lack of transparency in its military spending But deep downthere is continuity in Australian defence policy on China Australia remains profoundly connected to the US as an allyand the softer language on China does not contradict the fact that US-Australia security links are getting closerwith American Marines now in Darwin and US space-tracking assets being moved to Western Australia The new policy confirms that Australia will also upgrade its airfield on Cocos Islandssome highly strategic territory in the Indian Oceanfor Australias new fleet of P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft In timethat runway could also be used by the Americans And if Australia-India ties grow close enoughconceivablyit might even be visited by Indias Poseidons too Most importantlythe new WP notes that Australia needs to be prepared to use its forces to help partners in the Indo-Pacific to resist coercion or the use of force The new Australian defence policy will be criticised in some quarters for toning down the nations ambitions to build a potent navy: an aspiration to build 12 new submarines is therebut its timeline has been pushed well into the 2030s Australialike Indiais struggling to reconcile budgetary challenges with growing defence needs at a time when Indo-Pacific Asia is becoming increasingly armed and contested But at least Canberras new defence policy recognises the complexity of the regions security future Australias rhetorical Indo-Pacific pivot shows a welcome acknowledgement that China is not the only Asian power that matters The Indo-Pacific is notas some would claiman effort to exclude China from the regional order Insteadit is an accurate description of the context within which China and India are rising Australias early recognition of that fact bodes well for that nations effortswith India and othersto contribute to a stable and multi-polar order that no single power can dominate The author is international security programme director at the Lowy Institute and associate director of the Australia India Institute [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 28 2017 6:12 am Top News Congress president Sanjay Nirupam claimed Sunday that he was prevented from meeting actor Amitabh Bachchan whom he was to visit to seek support for striking cine workers Nirupam alleged that the move was a “conspiracy” by the BJP and producers The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) which claims to have 15 lakh members has been on a strike for 13 days demanding pay rise and eight-hour shifts among others The federation had submitted a memorandum to Bachchan urging him to discontinue shooting Kaun Banega Crorepati in support of the strike Nirupam had announced on Saturday that he would travel with the federation to Bachhan’s house to raise the matter But he claimed the police came knocking on his doors on Sunday preventing him from meeting the actor While Nirupam and the federation members were taken to Versova police station a policeman dropped their representation to the actor’s residence For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Surinder S Jodhka | Published: November 10 2014 1:07 am Though the anger and hurt have not gone away the community has moved on Related News For many in India 1984 has come to be identified with the anti-Sikh violence in Delhi and several other cities after the assassination of Indira Gandhi This is particularly so for Sikhs living in Delhi and elsewhere As we have seen over the past week the wounds have not healed The story of the organised violence that killed or wounded thousands of innocent Sikhs the burning of their properties the transformation of a proud community into a “hapless mass of people” has been told many times over This is not how the Sikhs would ever want to be talked about They have never been particularly excited about being listed as a “minority” They had never seen themselves as less Indian than others Even the brutality of 1984 has not changed that Though the anger and hurt have not gone away the community has moved on The near complete absence of “justice” despite persistent efforts does breed a sense of anxiety But that has not taken away their sense of dignity or their claim of being normal citizens of the country But the larger context of 1984 also needs to be remembered and revisited It raises questions specific to the Sikhs and Punjab as well as about the relationship of contemporary nation-states with their communities Unlike in 19th century Europe nation-states today are no longer founded on a single ethnicity This is particularly so for countries with a degree of openness and democratic political systems Today even demographically small countries like Sweden Norway and Finland are becoming culturally and ethnically diverse Unlike earlier there is no sign of the ethnic homogenisation or assimilation of diverse “migrant communities” into a single national culture The old discourse of secularism that propagated complete indifference of the state towards religious/ ethnic identities is being replaced by the discourse of citizenship Besides cultural differences and ethnic identities new challenges posed by the gender question and other differences within a community or a household make it important for the state to engage with communities in a language of “rights” India is no different How does remembering 1984 make sense in such a discourse What could be the critical lessons that it teaches us so that it does not return to haunt The obvious starting point would be the condemnable murder of the then prime minister by her two bodyguards who happened to be Sikh and were presumably angry about the military action in the Golden Temple Interestingly they were no terrorists Nor was there any evidence of their sympathy for the Khalistan movement That secessionist movement was not a popular movement of the Sikh masses The Sikhs of Delhi had traditionally been Congress supporters Even in Punjab support for the idea of Khalistan was limited It was only after Operation Bluestar and the anti-Sikh violence outside Punjab that Sikh militancy gained strength In any case the Khalistan movement never had the resources or strength to match the Indian state So why was it perceived as a threat to the unity and integrity of the country How did it come to acquire the strength it did How did militants come to control the Golden Temple All these questions have been raised many times Though some point to local conditions that enabled militants to recruit young men willing to pick up the gun the overwhelming evidence points to the complete mismanagement by the state and manipulative compliance of important members of the political establishment Had the establishment not meddled in religious affairs and treated the local situation with a clearer political perspective Sikh militancy could have easily been engaged with But the movement was allowed to reach a stage where confrontation was inevitable The violence of 1984 must not be divorced from this larger context The underlying script in Delhi was not very different from that in Punjab before and after 1984 And the story does not end with 1984 or with the Khalistan movement Nor did it begin in the 1980s It goes back to Partition and to the dominant colonial discourses on South Asian societies according to which they were organised solely on religious lines with political hostility presumed inevitable How do we overcome this Beginning with innovative initiatives imbibed in its Constitution and later schemes like the Sachar committee the democratic Indian state has attempted to move away from the notion of religious identities frozen in time to a more dynamic perspective of citizenship This perspective requires the state to be an enabling agency that promotes inclusion and also ensures citizenship rights to individuals within the framework of a constitutional democracy Cultural differences are bound to persist but emotive mobilisations around religious identities often produce violence which does not serve any cause or help any concern India today is promising and everyone wants to participate in its story with equal enthusiasm hope and aspiration The writer is professor of sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Andrew Wyatt | Updated: April 1 2014 9:24 am Related News Candidates from political dynasties are more resilient to electoral reverses Dynastic politics is a live topic and it works well for Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal Pejorative references to “family rule” produce good sound bites While leaders position themselves against it the ubiquity of family connections will survive this election Numerous “new faces” with family connections have been identified on candidate lists released by parties across India Elections are important moments in the process of the formation of an elite Nominations to contest the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections are a chance to move ahead in the party There are many aspirants but tickets are few and distributed parsimoniously The decision-making process is invariably opaque but there is evidence anecdotal and otherwise that family connections help candidates get nominations Politicians with family connections in the Lok Sabha have attracted much attention The numbers alone are striking In 2011 Kanchan Chandra and Wamiq Umaira reported that 34 per cent of MPs in the 15th Lok Sabha were related to currently or previously active politicians The pattern has also been noted at the state level but not been analysed as much Along with C Manikandan of Pondicherry University I have done research on dynastic patterns at the state level in Tamil Nadu Examining these patterns could throw light on dynastic politics in the national legislature In 2009 the DMK put up a higher number of candidates with family connections for the Lok Sabha (28 per cent) than it did for the 2011 assembly election (20 per cent) It would be interesting to see if this applies elsewhere One factor explaining the divergence may be finance — political families usually find it easier than other candidates to bear the heavy cost of contesting a large constituency These costs especially in the face of certain defeat may encourage some sitting politicians to keep their hat out of the ring in 2014 However courageously fighting a losing battle may reflect well on a family reputation Closer examination of the careers of politicians with family connections reveals important variations The dominant image of dynastic politics is that of a business The younger generation is inducted to take the family concern forward The older generation is well placed to lobby for nominations for relatives and fund their first forays into electoral politics This image reflects the experience of many high-profile dynastic candidates and we characterise this as an actively managed career But not all candidates fit this pattern Some candidates have latent family connections that is a period of time has elapsed between the activity of an earlier generation and the entry of younger family members The influence of the family is not so direct in these cases and older relatives are unlikely to have kickstarted the careers of their descendants The gap in family activity may be as much as four decades The later generation has to work harder to catch the eye of the party leadership Sympathy successions are a third pattern fairly common in by-elections where the candidacy is passed to the surviving spouse or a promising son or daughter These nominations can say as much about the party as the new candidates A sympathy nomination reveals how a party views a family reputation as a valuable asset to be conserved These three categories are ideal types and they overlap For example a sympathy succession would advance the career of a young politician whose career was already being actively managed Yet each category draws attention to different facets of dynastic politics Active management emphasises the power and influence of well-established party heavyweights The activation of latent careers focuses on the agency of the rising generation Sympathy successions oblige us to think about how legislators build links with their constituency apart from reminding us that parties sustain dynastic politics Come mid-May we will know whether the Lok Sabha is a more or less dynastic legislature These elections will contribute to the gradual re-shaping of India’s political elite Some candidates will have been impoverished by the campaign and will be forced out of electoral politics So voters will help decide who are included in India’s political elite But winning a seat may not be decisive in the career of an ambitious politician Candidates from political families are less likely to suffer from this absolute veto With the resources to contest again they can press for another opportunity in the future The writer teaches Indian politics at the University of Bristol and is the author of ‘Party System Change in South India’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsGurugram:Gurugram Police has stationed inspector-rank officers round-the-clock at 14 crucial points on important roads to prevent the kind of massive traffic jams that paralysed the city on Thursday and Friday said Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk Traffic chaos at a flooded road around Hero Honda Chowk after heavy rains in Gurugram PTI "Fourteen crucial points have been chosen mainly on the NH8 (Delhi-Jaipur) and NH248 (Gurugram-Alwar) and forces deployed 24×7 for the same" Virk said here on Saturday "At each point inspector-rank officers have been deployed along with police personnel as per requirement of each spot" he said Virk said the police officers and other personnel will work in two shifts: from 8 am to 8 pm and then the 12-hour night shift "These duties will continue till further orders" he said The crucial points include Hero Honda Chowk Rajiv Chowk Jharsa Chowk Signature Tower Chowk IFFCO Chowk Shankar Chowk Subhash Chowk Golf Course Extension Road intersection on Sohna Road Main Chowk in Sohna Maharana Pratap Chowk The other four points are Atul Kataria Chowk IMT Manesar Chowk Huda City Center Station and its vicinity and Sector 31 redlight signal and its vicinity Gurugram Police and other authorities were strongly criticised after heavy rain and water-logging led to the worst-ever traffic jams in the city from Thursday evening to Friday evening Thousands of motorists were stuck for many hours on a stretch of the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway (NH8) between Rajiv Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk going towards Jaipur On Friday there was over four feet of water at Hero Honda chowk on NH 8 due to due to breaching of Badshahpur drain Meanwhile a top official scotched rumours that Virk has been transferred as commissioner because he failed to tackle the traffic situation "The news of transfer of Commissioner of Police Virk is sheer rumour and there is no such order till now" said RS Sangwan Deputy Director National Capital Region Planning Board Sangwan said there was currently no water on Hero Honda Chowk on the Delhi-Gurugram expressway and the drains of NHAI and Khandsa were also low on water He said pumps have been used to remove water at Hero Honda Chowk and NH-8 Written by Vrinda Bhandari | Published: February 9 2015 12:22 am Should this right also be extended to another albeit different class of Indian citizens namely undertrial prisoners Related News The government is set to introduce e-voting for the over 11 million NRIs pursuant to the recent Supreme Court order in Nagender Chindam vs Union of India directing the Central government to facilitate e-ballot voting for NRIs within eight weeks The government the court and the Election Commission therefore all seem to be on board with extending voting rights to a greater class of Indian citizens Should this right also be extended to another albeit different class of Indian citizens namely undertrial prisoners Should the likes of Binayak Sen or even Pappu Yadav Mohammad Shahabuddin and Liaqat Shah have been allowed to vote when they were in jail pending trial The law is clear: undertrials cannot vote This means more than 7200 undertrials (based on the 2013 NCRB data) were unable to exercise their right to vote in the Delhi assembly election I argue that this position of law is incorrect Regardless of the nature of the alleged offence undertrials should not be denied voting rights Section 62(5) of the Representation of the People Act 1951 governing the “right to vote” stipulates that no person shall vote in any election if they are confined in a prison “under a sentence of imprisonment or transportation or otherwise” or are in the “lawful custody” of the police Chapter 43 of the Reference Handbook on the General Elections 2014 also makes it clear that “undertrial prisoners” are not eligible to vote even if their names are on the electoral rolls Undertrial prisoners are persons who have not been convicted of the charge(s) for which they have been detained and are presumed innocent in law NCRB’s latest figures reveal there are 278503 undertrials in prison today constituting more than two-thirds (676 per cent) of our prison population Depriving such a large class of Indian citizens of this important civil and political right is flawed for many reasons Share This Article Related Article First Article 326 of the Constitution only permits the disqualification of a voter under the Constitution or a law on the grounds of “non-residence unsoundness of mind crime or corrupt or illegal practice” It would be a stretch to suggest that “crime” includes suspicion of a crime and/ or undergoing trial in respect of a crime Therefore the current practice of conflating undertrials with convicted prisoners in depriving them of voting rights is clearly incorrect Worse as the Reference Handbook clarifies the disenfranchisement is limited to undertrials in prison and does not extend to persons who are out on bail while awaiting trial When we consider that many undertrial prisoners remain in jail because of their inability to pay the requisite bail bond access legal aid their ignorance about their rights or simply because they have been forgotten the current practice is also patently unreasonable Second we need to re-examine the aims being pursued by disenfranchising undertrials We unquestioningly believe that prisoners (and undertrials) follow a different rights regime which reflects the existing realities of prison administration because “a person who is in prison as a result of his own conduct and is therefore deprived of his liberty during the period of his imprisonment cannot claim equal freedom of movement speech and expression with the others who are not in prison” (Anukul Chandra Pradhan vs UoI) Age restrictions on voting are justified on the basis of the electorate’s capacity of independent decision-making and residence/ citizenship requirements are explained by the requirement of community membership or bonds What explains restrictions based on one’s status as an undertrial The reasons that justify pretrial incarceration cannot justify withdrawing undertrials’ right to vote Pretrial detention is premised on the perceived dangerousness of the accused or the likelihood of interference with trial However given that provisions can be made to facilitate voting from prisons these reasons are not good enough to disenfranchise undertrials Third excluding undertrials from political participation and treating them as secondary citizens negates their civic capacity and revokes their social status The symbolic separation of undertrials as disenfranchised members of society in addition to their physical separation from the community only serves to alienate them and identify further with their fellow convicted inmates Finally practical arguments such as “resource crunch” or administrative inconvenience allow us to sidestep the principled arguments for disenfranchising undertrials Just as there are logistical problems and expenses involved in extending the franchise to NRIs via e-ballot voting or conducting elections in remote villages there will of course be similar issues with undertrial voting The right to vote imposes a positive obligation on the state to make proper arrangements to ensure its effective exercise Undertrials should not be disenfranchised merely because their imprisonment makes it easier to ignore them The validity of depriving undertrials of their voting rights is not just a theoretical or academic discussion As the 7221 resident undertrial prisoners in Delhi will tell you it is an important issue with grave practical consequences Most debates on voting rights whether for undertrial prisoners or NRIs frame the issue incorrectly We ask whether the right to vote should be extended to undertrials Instead we must ask ourselves whether there are legitimate justifications for depriving undertrials of their right to vote The writer is a consultant with the Law Commission For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 21 2017 7:20 pm Annabelle Creation has beaten Bareilly Ki Barfi at the box office Top News David F Sandberg directorial Annabelle: Creation has done a rollicking business in India This is surprising as the horror films have a niche audience and not everybody goes to theatres to get scared Many horror fans also like to watch scary movies in the comfort of their homes The Conjuring tag and good reviews may have been the deciding factor for Indian viewers As per Boxofficecollectionin Annabelle: Creation accumulated Rs 450 crores on its opening day It had clashed with Bareilly Ki Barfi and even beaten it The Ayushmann Khurrana Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao starrer raked in Rs 242 crore on day one While the opening weekend total of Annabelle: Creation stands at Rs 1625 crore Bareilly Ki Barfi lags at Rs 1130 crore Annabelle: Creation is the fourth iteration in The Conjuring series and a prequel to 2014’s Annabelle It tells the origin of the eponymous demonic doll and also how it came to be possessed by an evil entity If both the films are compared Bareilly Ki Barfi is a family entertainer which does not have a specific audience and is targeted at every age group from kids to elderly But it seems Annabelle: Creation has beaten Bareilly Ki Barfi at its own game despite having a small audience of horror fans Due to word-of-mouth publicity Annabelle: Creation saw an upswing in its collection and got Rs 550 crore on Saturday and Rs 625 crore on Sunday This is really impressive and proves that there is something about dolls that when you look at them closely for a while they stop being cute and begin to look hideous instead For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News

She also assured that all the primary health centres would have a diagnostic centre each in the next 3-4 years.” often celebrates repeated wage increases as a sign of social responsibility by his government. Since policemen were investing, the four-time champion was refusing to buy into the hype. We are in a race against time, You will either be lauded by future generations,DIG D K Thakur said he knew nothing about it. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: January 3.

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