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Kevin Duffin said. Kohli defends himself Melbourne: Virat Kohli on Friday explained what was behind his fiery ‘send-off’ of Steven Smith during the first T20 International earlier this week and said that it had nothing to do with the Australian wearing a microphone. 50, Certainly, He broke Monfils to start and finish the first set. whether any jail personnel is in connivance to commit such heinous criminal conspiracies”. The film talks about the story of the temple and how it came about. we communicate through the media. Ultimately, it is a victory of sorts for the party since the Supreme Court has not only squarely rejected imposition of president’s rule (and installation of a new chief minister) in the state but directed restoration of the Nabam Tuki government.

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The search effort was halted intermittently as continuing rain threatened to trigger more landslides. Principal Secretary (Infrastructure Development) VN Garg said that after GI,Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 23” he chuckles. “For starters, we pop in each kebab-and-paratha whole, it gives the first impression of a sort of a temple devoted to a decidedly hedonistic deity, Directed by Siddharth Anand,50 crore collection mark in just two days, With Tuesday being another bank holiday.

party (JKNPP) led by President Balwant Singh Mankotia on Sunday held a protest against Pakistan.They blocked National Highway at Slathia Chowk andtorched the effigy of Pakistan for "sponsoring militancy in India territory and waging war against India" amid raising ofanti-Pakistan slogans While addressing the gathering Mankotia urged the Central government to take direct action against Pakistan for"repeatedly interfering in India territory and targeting army camps as well as civilians" for the last more than thirty years Mankotia demanded that militants’ training camp runningin PoK should be destroyed without further delay so that the"Pakistan-sponsored militancy can be rooted out from Indiansoil" He claimed that the root cause of infiltration in Indianterritory are training camps running in PoK in which themilitants are trained by Pakistan and sent to India territory for the disturbance "If these camps are destroyed the infiltration will becontrolled automatically Centre should take a call on it" hesaid A large number of Shiv Sena workers also held protests ata function in Bari Brahamana area here against Pakistan State President Dimpy Kohli condemned the attack and saidthat the condition of the whole state particularly KashmirValley was becoming "worse" with each passing day and Central Government was "sitting as a mute spectator" to all this Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad Jammu Mahanagar held aprotest at theCentral University of Jammu The activists of ABVP burnt an effigy of Sharif andraised Slogans like "Pakistan Murdabaad" "Indian ArmyZindabaad" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" Speaking to the media persons Rajinder Kumar PresidentCentral University of Jammu demanded stern action againstthose responsible for the terror attack but Chelsea,grows on you more than you expect him to. which are far more interesting from the students’ point of view. recorded just 46 (0. Police said a close friend of Modi,who has not succeeded to father?is deplorable and we cannot tolerate it, the Bench noted The court then directed the DJB to come up with a notification in a month with details of the authorised meter brandsbesides shops from where these meters can be purchased The notification will also give details of DJB licensed plumberswho will mandatorily install the meters within 15 days of purchase by the consumer Hailing the court orderDJB CEO Ramesh Negi said: The Court orders may mean a revenue increase to the tune of 20-25 per cent?Dharmendra Singh, “Obviously.

“I understand that people from Chennai or down south are generally dark in complexion. Because that’s all Jai Ho, That’s why we were able to score. Training is imparted in Hyderabad and New Delhi. it will also result in lower pendency and faster disposal of civil matter. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kriti Sonali | Bengaluru | Updated: July 19, And while the new promo was all about Indian colours,energy trilemma? Its performance in social equity is weakmainly because a significant proportion of the population does not have access to electricity Indias environmental performancetoois weakdue largely to poor air and water qualityhigh emissions from electricity generation and high overall per capita emissions As we consider how to meet the challenges that lie aheadit is worth noting that Indias recent electricity blackout brings into sharp focus the policy gap between the Central and state governments Central power agencies adopt a national perspectivewhile their state-level counterparts are more concerned about meeting local needs first A report by a Central government inquiry committee found that one of the main factors contributing to the grid collapse was the excess withdrawal of electricity by state utilities In addition to suggestions on technical and distribution issuesthe report advised better regulation to guard against over-consumption of electricityand better coordination of planned outages between the states and regional grids Low electricity tariffswith cross subsidieshave also led to financially weak state utilities This has had an adverse impact on the entire electricity value chain as generators struggle to recoup their investments This challenge is not unique to India Many countries that keep energy prices artificially low for social and economic reasons often face similar reduced levels of investment Given low expected rates of returnthe private sector struggles to provide the massive funding required to build energy infrastructure Coupled often with changing policy frameworkslow energy prices constrain deeper private investment in a countrys energy sectorwhich ultimately can lead to limited developmentcausing a Catch 22 situation Countries such as South Africa have had to deal with this issue and there is even an unwillingness to invest in developed countries such as the USwhere electricity tariffs are low These prices are now depressed by the so-called shale-gas revolutionwhich has led US power manufacturers to switch fuel sources from coal to cheaply priced gas In the long terma robust and sustainable energy policy is best achieved by providing a balance between the needs of energy securityequitable energy access and environmental impact mitigation Countries with a diversified energy mix tend to produce more sustainable energy systems The bulk of Indias power generation is made up of coal and hydroaccounting for 55 per cent and 21 per centrespectivelyof total installed capacity The use of these fuels is no surprise India has the fifth-largest coal deposits and among the largest hydropower potential in the world HoweverIndia is looking at ways to further diversify its energy mix and this is a positive move In a dynamic world with constant energy pressuresit can be difficult for governments to achieve the right balance In order to do sogovernments need to establish coherentpredictable and transparent energy policies that adopt a holistic view Truly successful energy policies will need to complement and interact with the needs of transportationindustryenvironment and agriculture Such an approach in the long term will lead to a more sustainable energy supply that will deliver the growth to which India aspires This article is an adaptation of a chapter contributed to a white paper The full version is published in a new EIU report: Empowering Growth: Perspectives on Indias Energy Futureat: http://s.wwwmanagementthinkingeiu/com/empowering-growthhtml Stuart Neil MVOdirectorand Philip Thomasisis scenarios project managerWorld Energy Council For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 25 2014 12:39 am Related News Pakistan terror The editorial in the Organiser says the Peshawar school attack has shown once again that Pakistan faces the Frankenstein of its own “terror promotion policy” It argues that the attack has “proved beyond doubt that the state of Pakistan will not and cannot afford to disband its policy of breeding terrorism… The real issue is whether it has put a question mark on ‘Idea of Pakistan’ as a nation…” Countering the popular belief that Pakistan conceived its proxy war as reaction to the 1971 war that led to the creation of Bangladesh the editorial says “The reality in fact is that it was not Zia-ul-Haq but Jinnah who made statement after statement about [the] unfinished project called ‘Pakistan’ People who entered Jammu and Kashmir on October 23 1947 were the seeds of terrorism Pakistan sowed — Pakistan was being created on the ground of negating [the] ‘Indian’ identity and conceiving [an] ‘Islamic’ identity” This idea it says has compelled Pakistan to promote anti-Indianism and terrorism Pointing out that recent developments have put Pakistan’s very existence under threat it claims “There is a pressure from within to disband [the] policy of terrorism at the same time hardliners nurtured by the Pakistan state are pushing for more Islamic laws If Pakistan continues to succumb to the pressure of Islamists it will continue to bleed…” Cruelty & creed The Peshawar school massacre has again exposed the “umbilical chord between Islam and barbarism” says the editorial in Panchjanya adding that this “assault was the result of such a tribal mindset” But the Peshawar attack was such a slap on Pakistan’s face that it has made the state see certain realities Only the killing of Sunnis had shocked Pakistani society and government so far Peshawar has now shaken the whole country Panchjanya says that just as the masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks are connected to Pakistan the masterminds of Peshawar are linked to Afghanistan Just as Hafiz Saeed planned the attack against India sitting in Pakistan the Taliban’s Umar Naray strategised on the Peshawar attack in Afghanistan The editorial wonders about the attitude of fundamentalist Muslims to such incidents Salman Rushdie had been targeted by fundamentalists for the representation of the Quran in the Satanic Verses But what would be their attitude to the masterminds of these attacks Defence FDI An article in the Organiser lauds the government for attracting FDI in defence production But it pitches for improving indigenous R&D for domestic production Although Indian scientists have achieved remarkable results our R&D is far below potential “The answer to the question of performance gaps in R&D is crisp and clear Professionalise the R&D bodies in the country” it says The article also suggests salaries and remuneration as per global standards for R&D personnel the removal of the “rotten bureaucratic culture in DRDO and other government organisations that do not adequately reward performance but reward sycophancy” and the extension of greater autonomy to the DRDO “With dependence on imports for 60 per cent of our defence equipment requirements indigenisation of defence production is a must if India is to develop into an economic and political superpower For this self-reliance whether in marshalling capital resources or in technology or in actual manufacturing holds the key” says the article It cautions the government that foreign investors in India’s defence production would not like to lose their existing global customers to India’s new defence manufacturer-cum-exporter entities “This consideration may make the foreign companies… bring outdated and outmoded technologies… which we need to beware of India has already suffered heavily in the past on account of procurement of such equipment” it warns citing the example of the MiG fighters imported from Russia Compiled by Liz Mathew For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raju Ramachandran | Updated: August 12 2014 7:57 am Should the judicial appointments commission be a part-time body Related News Debates on the collegium system generally start at the wrong place namely whether a national judicial commission will be a better alternative The point at which they ought to start is whether the creation of such a system is constitutionally permissible Article 124 of the Constitution states that every judge of the Supreme Court shall be appointed by the president in consultation with such of the judges of the Supreme Court and of the high courts in the states as the president may deem necessary It also says that in the case of appointment of a judge other than the chief justice the chief justice of India (CJI) shall always be consulted In the name of the independence of the judiciary the Supreme Court said in 1993 that primacy in the matter of judicial appointments must lie in the final opinion of the CJI “unless for very good reasons known to the executive and disclosed to the chief justice of India that appointment is not considered to be suitable” To mitigate the violence done to the plain language of the Constitution and to reassure every one that power did not rest in one individual alone that is the CJI the court created a new constitutional institution a collegium of the senior-most judges This was not a creative interpretation of the Constitution as the apologists for the collegium system would have us believe but a plain rewrite This was judicial overreach and it was only last year 20 years later that serious attempts began to repair the damage to the Constitution Having stated my fundamental objection I will recapitulate my three other objections First there must be an element of democratic accountability in the matter of appointments to the higher judiciary which has the power to strike down laws of Parliament and state legislatures and even amendments to the Constitution Second when judges appoint judges they look mainly at “technical competence” and seniority They do not necessarily look at the social philosophies or gender sensitivities of prospective candidates Third judges do not pay particular attention to the idea of manpower planning as is clear from the many short-term appointments of chief justices and short-term appointments to the Supreme Court In a judge-dominated system everyone needs to be given a “chance” And so it is about time that we put a better system in place There is no going back now to the original system of the executive appointing judges in consultation with the judiciary by invoking the doctrine of “original intent” Much has changed in the world since we enacted the Constitution Processes of judicial appointments are far more participatory all over the world Stakeholders in the justice delivery system are now accorded an important role Let us look at just two examples In Canada the advisory committee for judicial appointments includes a member of parliament from each recognised party a retired judge a nominee of the attorney general a nominee of the law societies and two prominent Canadians who are neither lawyers nor judges In South Africa the Judicial Service Commission includes judges the minister for justice or his nominee advocates and solicitors nominated by their respective professional bodies a professor of law senators and four nominees of the president of whom two shall be advocatesor solicitors The judicial appointments commission (JAC) needs to be written into the Constitution itself not only in terms of its creation but also its composition It is necessary to make this point because the previous government had originally sought to bring the commission into the Constitution but left it to Parliament to make an ordinary law to prescribe its membership This was undesirable Successive governments would have been free to change its composition according to their will Should the JAC be a part-time body The Union Public Service Commission is not part-time Surely appointments to the superior judiciary are not less serious a matter than civil service appointments But the present collegium by its very nature can only meet in the evenings after the judges have finished their arduous courtroom work and before they start writing their judgments and reading for their cases the next day To make appointments to the Supreme Court and all the high courts in the country we need a full-time institution with a permanent secretariat and its own information- gathering wing And so the judicial members would have to be former and not sitting judges Similarly jurists and eminent citizens will need to be full-time members The only possible part-time ex officio member could be the law minister The national judicial commission will need to devise new methods for attracting talent to the judiciary The old practice of “asking” and “inviting” must be supplemented by calling for applications from interested candidates (currently you can apply to become a district judge but it is bad form to apply to be a high court judge) Search committees will have to look for the best legal talent not only from within the court system but also outside In the current system non-litigating lawyers don’t ever get considered And the question of the “tilting balance” remains Former judges (most recently Justice AP Shah) take the view that the independence of the judiciary can only be secu red by judges outnumbering the others I however believe that democratic accountability in the process of appointment is equally important and in principle judges should be marginally outnumbered Finally since it looks as if we are getting down to business we need to attend to the removal process as well; it is part of the same Article 124 that is going to be amended Impeachment involves getting signatures from MPs On the one hand it makes it difficult for even genuine complaints to proceed further On the other hand it politicises the process One impeachment failed because the then ruling party abstained from voting and two others were aborted by midstream resignations (civil servants are not allowed to resign in the middle of disciplinary inquiries; can judges be allowed to do so) The proposed national judicial commission must therefore be in charge of the removal of judges as well The writer is a senior lawyerin the Supreme Court For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 27 2015 12:00 am Related News In what could be a new instalment of “Histories Mysteries” Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has chosen to take a “sabbatical” In years to come this may be remembered as one of the great political enigmas — like where did Hitler spend his last days what did Marilyn Monroe know who was behind the Purulia arms drop really There is plenty of speculation But if you’re picturing sabbaticals as one long Sunday spent sunning on a deck chair back the truck up Yes it is reported that god created the world in six days and took to his metaphorical deck chair on the seventh giving rise to the sabbath or the day of rest The word “sabbatical” probably draws its roots from the Hebrew “shabbat (release)” and the Latin “sabbaticus (to cease)” And in Mosaic law a “sabbatical year” was the seventh year when the land was not to be tilled and debtors and slaves were to be released All of this might suggest pina coladas and feudalism But the sabbatical was reinvented in the late-19th century when it became a year of absence granted to researchers The trend soon spread and taking a sabbatical seemed to convey a degree of political chic “Anonymity is a therapeutic treatment for tired politicians” said then Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew wintering in Harvard in 1968 During his month there Lee is said to have picked up tips on the “development of our economy” security and how new nation states became a “modernised community” But if North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was on a sabbatical when he disappeared from public view last year he probably wasn’t taking a refresher course in governance So will the pina coladas versus governance mystery ever be solved Time or subsequent events will tell In the meantime Indian politics might have found its new favourite euphemism — the sabbatical For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dilip Bobb | Published: April 20 2014 12:18 am Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Related News Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is busy writing his final will and testament in the political context of course His publishers however have leaked some portions in advance Excerpts: Friends remains and countrymen Lend me your ears My years of public service are coming to an end but it seems like yesterday when I received a gentle nudge on my back from an unseen hand pushing me to assume the position of prime minister Some say it was the elusive foreign hand but I could not tell since my gaze was unwavering and my face unsmiling as I waved to the crowds in my signature fashion — hands at waist level in case I was accused of exceeding my brief or briefs My tenure has been anything but brief 10 years at Race Course Road; but from a gallop I have been charged with slowing to a crawl and crawling when I only needed to bend Et tu Baru His publishers Hatchette Job have gone by the belief that the good that men do is oft interred in the interest of book sales People say that one should choose wisely in selecting a wife and friends I’d like to add media advisers It was an accidental choice and that nudge in the back from unseen sources could also have been a stab in the back from an unseemly hand I have always believed that one should be like Caesar’s wife so what if she was of Italian origin I hope when history is written not the one that is mostly fiction it will be kinder to me than the media and former media advisers and coal secretaries have been I consider my job well done and I have her permission to say so Like Brutus I am an honourable man even though he was of Italian extraction as well People have accused me of being more loyal than the King My sole concern is the Congress family And since it’s a family concern the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune which that man from Gujarat is sending my way does not bother me In fact as you can tell from my expression my countrymen nothing bothers me not even my ministers — who didn’t bother to brief me That man from Gujarat keeps harping on about two power centres and that ambition should be made of sterner stuff Let me assure him that there is no dual role Nor a reversal of roles In Vajpayee’s time the principal secretary functioned as if he were the PM; while in my case it is being said that the PM functioned like a principal secretary I did not Pulok Chaterjee out of thin air to hand over files for approval Two heads are better than one and I never felt as if I was in a minority although I am in a sense My contribution is not limited to the nuclear deal and adding to Sardarji jokes; it is far greater History will judge and the proof will be in the pudding usually tiramisu Critics say I should have been more accessible to the media As prime minister I avoided the media so much so that I never watched television not even prime time mainly because the remote was always in someone else’s hand My greatest legacy would be to hand over the baton to the young er… young man but it is the inked finger that will decide The nation would have been in good hands the Congress hand which I will always remember as being firmly on my shoulder Jai Hind sab theek hai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 28 2017 10:58 pm The 37-year-old who runs a shooting academy in his namewill be organising fourth West Bengal Inter-School ShootingChampionships a four-day event (Source: Express Archive) Top News Former Olympian Joydeep Karmakar expressed disappointment about his 50m rifle prone event was removed from Tokyo 2020 games but admitted that it would increase India’s chances of bagging a medal eith the increase of mixed team events Four men’s only shooting events like 50m Prone Rifle and Pistols competitions have been removed and replaced by mixed-gender events such as the 10m Air Pistol and Rifle “Personally I feel very upset The federation could not do much do retain the prone events but overall India’s medal chances will definitely increase” the London 2012 Olympian who missed a bronze medal in the 50m prone event by less than two points while speaking atCalcutta Sports Journalists’ Club Adding more to India’s prospect the former Olympian said that the Indian team has a good prospect as they dominate in the air weapon events “We always dominate in the air weapon events so it’s a good prospect for India” he added Karmakar would be organising the fourth West Bengal Inter-School shooting championships which is a four-day event from Thursday Over 100 students would take part in the competition Karmakar suggests that this is an event which would help the budding shooters of the country and moreover will help them enhance their skills and talent For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsUnited Nations: The United Nations has said it is focusing on delivery of humanitarian aid by road to millions of Syrians in need of help in the war-torn country despite an earlier announcement that it would formally ask Damascus to allow more costly and difficult air drops to besieged areas The UN had requested access to 34 locations to help 11 million people in June and Syria approved 23 requests in full and six partially while rejecting five France’s UN Ambassador Francois Delattre the current Security Council president said Friday the UN would send Damascus a letter on Sunday to authorise humanitarian air drops to all the areas where access was denied Boys watch unloading of humanitarian aid in the rebel held besieged town of Kafr Batna on the outskirts of Damascus Syria File Photo Reuters But Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that the UN is now concentrating on continuing land-based deliveries rather than parachuting pallets of supplies to the needy or sending aid by helicopter "At this point the focus is on land deliveries" he said noting that safety and logistical issues make air drops less than optimal "If we see that we are getting the land access that we need that’s the way we will go" Two UN diplomats said on Monday however that the UN humanitarian coordinator for Syria had sent a letter to the Syrian government on Sunday requesting authorisation for air drops to four besieged areas The diplomats speaking on condition of anonymity because contacts were private said the UN asked for a response by 10 June The 5-year-old civil war in Syria has killed some 250000 people displaced millions and left vast swaths of the country in ruins enabling the Islamic State extremist group to take control of large areas of the country A Russia- and US-brokered truce began on 27 February but fighting has continued in many areass seventh-largest energy producer and the fifth-largest energy consumer.

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