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It was a challenging case and there were several moments when we had almost given up as we could not identify the boy, Normally people do not want to get embroiled in police matters and hence do not report anything, Express Photo/Jaipal Singh Top News Despite? Ghaseda. According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, it is an offence against the entire society. Aditya stated that in the order dated February 5, The year 2017 was a topsy-turvy year for Indian basketball featuring a mix of encouraging highlights followed by major disappointments. workers were setting up giant screens in at least three squares for public viewing, Those jobs will then.

Michael Thwaite and Dario Vidosic,five acres of land at Industrial Area where a tile factory existed would be utilised for the purpose.doubted,with enough soy(a) to stock a Chinese kitchen for a month.who has around 30 criminal cases against him, I will help in the preparations for the Delhi elections as well, he said NGOs urge parties to include child welfare in their manifestos A group of NGOsworking for the welfare of childrenhas urged the CongressBJP and AAP to add the issue to their manifestos Noting that despite assurances and legal provisionsvery little was actually being done regarding implementation of child-welfare measuresthe Delhi Child Rights Groupconsisting of a number of NGOssent a memorandumasking the parties to include measures to tackle sexual assaultphysical abuse and exploitation of children in their manifestos According to the memorandumthe number of sexual assault cases registered till August this year was 1121more than double of last years figure (486) in the same period Child protection and other childrens issues have yet to become part of the agenda of political parties You would agree that the situation of violence against children is one of grave concern We request you to include and accord high priority to strengthening child-protection systems and services as part of your election campaign and development agenda for Delhi?on a counter, She said this after meeting the victim of the recent gangrape at Jind. Conceptualised by cricket software company CricHQ, who rushed to the hospital immediately.

he is the one who can change the game singlehandedly. they would be only Koreans and Americans may sleep a sound sleep, We are left aghast and numb by turns. People living in the area have few economic opportunities and with growing pressures on land,315 as individual contribution to the party Campaign communication The election campaign in Uttar Pradesh was anchored around three main points: Uttar Pradesh’s dismal administration, Traders’ conferences: To reach out to the trading community,a working woman and an old lady ?indecent calls and anti-stalking cell. people were facing a lot of problems.12.

However, Though he didn’t get a chance to don the Australian jersey but the spinner insisted that he learnt a lot while being with the squad. best known for her 1964 single “You’re My World”, During the early days of her career the singer became close friends with The Beatles and her first single “Love of The Loved” was by late John Lennon and McCartney. So within two disastrous years the Left has lost both its closest political ally and its biggest ideological foe to the Congress.an official told me that my time inside would help reform me. the Central government’s focus on specific programmes undermines the states’ ability to focus on the overall health system. Costs are further inflated by doctors’ financial incentives to increase the number of tests and procedures.s designs for a parallel taxiway for the secondary runway.final outcome? One keeps finding meaningful signals that could foreshadow the contours of the story next year State elections often provide such indications Whenever assembly elections take placethere is a temptation to extrapolate the outcomes and imagine what they mean for the shaping of the next Lok Sabha This game becomes even more popular once parliamentary elections are round the corner Last monththree states elected their assemblies In all three cases MeghalayaNagaland and Tripura the ruling parties were returned to power But these being smaller statestheir impact in terms of strength in the Lok Sabha is bound to be limited Togetherthese three states represent only five seats In 2009the UPA had won two of these five seatsthe Left Front had won two and the NDA bagged the remaining one (Nagaland) The situation has not changed much since then except that the NCP in Meghalaya has split and PA Sangma has formed his own party So the assembly results in these states have not thrown up new patterns It ishowevernoteworthy that all three states have re-elected the government in power Does that hold some significance Re-election of the sitting government always has a local context But there is a larger trend as wellone which indicates that anti-incumbency is on its way out This does not mean that a government will always be re-elected; it only means that the unexplained removal of a government is less likely Of coursein the last three yearsquite a few governments have been unseated those in KeralaTamil NaduWest BengalUttar PradeshHimachal PradeshGoa Yetpunishment by the voters is not as random as it appeared to be in the 1990s During the 1990swhen party competition had suddenly opened upnew players roseoften at the state level This allowed voters to experiment with the available options Following Mandalparties tended to emphasise identity markers more than anything else By the late-1990sthough slogans and identity markers continued to adorn manifestos and speechesthe issue of governmental performance assumed salience As a resultthe phenomenon of incumbent governments being voted out of power became somewhat selectiveshaped by the state-level political configuration and performance of the incumbents In some states as in Kerala since earlier timesHimachal and now most probably Goa a bipolar alternation became the norm Governmental performance definitely mattered in many statesas in UP and Tamil Naduand of coursethe weaknesses of the opposition parties/coalitions helped incumbents survive in electionswitness AssamMaharashtraAndhra Pradesh The larger lesson is that the governments performance and clever strategy (in that order) contribute to its survival Howeverthis formula does not mechanically apply to the survival of the Central government In the absence of the towering national level leadership that can sway votersassessment of the Central government is mediated by the concerned partys performance at the state level The National Election Study has found that in 2004voters were roughly equally divided on the issue of whether the state government mattered more to them or the Central government In 2009for every 10 voters to whom the Central government mattered morethere were 17 for whom the state government mattered more This means that a voter in a BJP-ruled state is more likely to vote for the Congress (or the UPA)not because he or she finds the latters performance at the Centre satisfactory but because of the dissatisfaction with the BJP governments performance at the state level That is why states and the performance of state governments are key to shaping voters choice This is also why performance alone will not shape the outcome Consider the states of West BengalUP or Orissa So long as the Trinamool Congressthe Samajwadi Party or the Biju Janata Dal are not aligned with either the UPA or the NDAgood performances by the party in power might not benefit the two larger alliances But unsatisfactory performances by the ruling parties in these states would open up the competition for the Congress and the BJP there In 2009the poor performance of the Bahujan Samaj Party opened the doors to the Congress (the BSPthe Congress and the SP won almost the same number of seats in UP) This is where the issue of coalition-making is bound to enter into calculations Before and after the 2009 parliamentary electionsthe NDA lost allies Since thenthe UPA has lost alliesnamely the TMC The increasing number of parties that are outside both the NDA and the UPA will make the electoral contest much more complicated and fascinating Before the parliamentary electionsin the coming nine monthswe shall witness five keen contests These five states account for 99 parliamentary seats In the current Lok Sabhathe Congress holds 46 of these seats while the BJP had won 49 A mechanical projection based on leads in the assembly segments had suggested that the Congress would get 45 and the BJP 49 seats Thusthe importance of these state elections can hardly be exaggerated for both the Congress and the BJP In three of these states KarnatakaChhattisgarhMadhya Pradesh the BJP is in powerwhile the Congress rules in Delhi and Rajasthan In Delhithe Congress faces fatigue born out of long incumbency This is matched by the inaction and inertia of its main rivalthe BJP In Karnatakathe ruling BJP is in a shambles and challenged by Yeddyurappas newly formed partywhile it is not clear whether the Congress in the state is in a position to take advantage of this situation The BJP had swept Chhattisgarh in the last parliamentary elections while the Congress had fought back after a defeat in the assembly elections in MP In Rajasthanthe BJP was handicapped by acute internal dissensionsduring the assembly as well as the Lok Sabha elections Such state level dynamics and configurations will determine the outcomes in these five assembly elections But one thing is pretty certain: those who win these states willin all likelihoodenjoy an advantage in these states in the parliamentary elections In that sensethe curtains on 2014 will be raised when Karnataka goes to the polls The writer teaches political science at the University of [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nipun Malhotra | Published: December 14 2015 12:06 am Illustration by C R Sasikumar Related News We’ve been inundated with surveys pointing out that the national capital’s pollution is 10 times higher than WHO limits Addressing this issue was a low-hanging opportunity waiting to be acted upon by either the Central or state government On October 22 the Delhi government decided to give the city’s residents a taste of pollution-free Delhi by banning cars from the heritage corridor This had the collateral benefit of promoting the use of public transportation Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal bicycled his way to the TRP bank by having television cameras follow him all over the city The rich public relations dividends have spurred the Delhi government into declaring a “car-free” day in the city on January 22 Kejriwal amplified the effect by pitching the idea of bicycling to work to a leading television anchor on Twitter It’s unfortunate that our politics today (across the political sphere) is influenced by sound bites and TRPs While this has increased the frequency at which new schemes and policies are announced it reduces the quantity of thought behind such schemes The car-free day is a shining example of an idea with great intentions that completely marginalises the disabled the elderly and people in dire need of medical attention My disability has me wheelchair-bound for life So the car-free day in Delhi is going to be a “stay-at-home” day for me There are no accessible public transport options for persons with disabilities (PwDs) in the city The Delhi Metro is often celebrated for being a disabled-friendly mode of transport It has guiding paths and warning strips helping the visually challenged via tactile surfaces It also has lifts and ramps that ensure access to the platform along with rail coaches that are at the same level as the platform making them accessible to the orthopaedically challenged However the Delhi Metro can never completely solve the transportation woes of PwDs let alone on a car-free day It doesn’t have a point-to-point solution and it needs accessible complementary modes of transport that take the disabled to and from stations As soon as one exits a metro station one comes across broken surfaces and potholes Surfaces often aren’t hard enough and the gradient of the slope is often more than 1:12 — the maximum possible for wheelchair users to move around In fact pavements hardly have ramps making it impossible for a wheelchair user to use them For the visually challenged the problem is even bigger Tactile tiles are non-existent while broken surfaces and the lack of sufficient high-clearance hurdles make it impossible for them to travel safely The city also lacks enough accessible low-floor buses It would be good if the Delhi government and the city’s municipal corporations teamed up by selecting specific areas to conduct mobility audits and then made them accessible The chief minister has been impressively receptive and open to feedback even correcting policies when the citizenry felt the government was going wrong Most recently in the case of street hawkers he was humble enough to revisit a decision his party had taken But the car-free day seems to be here to stay considering the political capital he has invested in it In an era of constant battles for reservation my humble submission is that we have a disabled individual on each government committee that deals with urban planning and transportation With the Delhi High Court calling the city a “gas chamber” the state government decided on December 4 to announce the polarising odd-even formula that will be implemented from January 1 While the objective is to encourage the use of public transport it clearly makes every alternate day an undesired stay-at-home holiday for me I own even-numbered cars and I cannot overcome this problem like the rest because of the dire public transport and private taxi situation The Delhi government has lofty plans of creating bicycle tracks across the city The car-free day is a great opportunity to take stock of the dismal case of accessible transport for PwDs An innovative idea for the government would be to make the tracks wide enough so that wheelchairs can move on them too I can offer theoretical solutions based on my experience and various global benchmarks but to put these to work we need institutions that equip our designers and architects with specific disability training When this is backed by our politicians we will have a comprehensive solution I was 13 years old when I first visited Europe and what an eye-opener it turned out to be I saw so many people on wheelchairs — in parks going to the workplace and living normal lives Until then I had never encountered someone on a wheelchair as PwDs in India mostly stay at home For the first time I felt I wasn’t an “extraterrestrial” One of the major reasons for this was the accessible public transportation system allowing PwDs to be out in the open which in turn eradicated the accompanying social stigma The writer 28 is co-founder and CEO of Nipman Foundation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: June 20 2017 2:19 am The High Court has asked the Advocate General to appear in the matter to address the court on the issue Related News The Bombay High Court Monday asked a lower court not proceed with the trial in a matter relating to actor Jiah Khan’s death till next week by when the HC is expected to hear a petition filed by CBI challenging state government’s decision to appoint a special public prosecutor in the case The High Court has asked the Advocate General to appear in the matter to address the court on the issue The court has also asked Jiah’s mother Rabia Khan to file her reply in the matter “We request the Advocate General to appear in the matter next week Till the next date of hearing the sessions court shall not proceed with the case before it” said Justice A K Menon CBI counsel Hiten Venegaonkar argued that the state did not have the power to appoint a special public prosecutor to represent the CBI in the case Moreover special public prosecutor Dinesh Tiwari who was appointed as the prosecutor by the state government in November 2015 had represented Rabia Khan in another case related to the matter Meanwhile Rabia Khan has approached the sessions court seeking access to Blackberry Messenger conversations between Jiah and actor Sooraj Pancholi “The CBI will have to be represented in the matter before the trial court” said Venegaonkar “There are larger issues involved The High Court will have to consider if the government can appoint a special prosecutor to represent CBI” said Justice Menon Jiah had committed suicide on June 3 2013 Her then actor boyfriend Sooraj was arrested for abetting her suicide on June 10 2013 but released on July 2 the same year after the HC granted him bail The case was transferred to CBI by the High Court in July 2014 on Rabia’s petition that police was not probing it properly Meanwhile the CBI was in concurrence with the findings of the Mumbai police that it was a case of suicide and not a homicide which was opposed by Rabia For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsManchester: Jose Mourinho fears Manchester United’s bid to qualify for the Champions League will fail because of their inability to kill off inferior opponents at Old Trafford United had most of the possession and chances against struggling Bournemouth on Saturday but Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s penalty miss forced them to settle for a 1-1 draw Mourinho’s side have dropped home points against a number of sides below them in the table this season with Stoke Burnley and Hull all picking up draws when second best File photo of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Reuters The United manager believes if his team had been more ruthless they could even be challenging Chelsea for the title but instead they are three points adrift of the top four "I don’t speak about the Manchester City match at home that we lost because everybody knows what happens the penalty (we should have had) and the red card (that should have been shown) to (goalkeeper Claudio) Bravo" Mourinho said "But if you look at the points we lost at home all the other matches we drew If you accumulate those points you are talking another 10 or 12 "Then you are not just talking about top four but top two or maybe even top one There are matches to play points to win and points to lose but the reality is that we are losing too many points at home" The match was dominated by three flash-points just before half-time first when Tyrone Mings escaped punishment for stamping on Ibrahimovic’s head then when the United striker elbowed the Bournemouth defender in the face Referee Kevin Friend did not penalise either player but did then send off Bournemouth captain Andrew Surman for a second bookable offence as he pushed over Ibrahimovic in the aftermath of the elbow incident Street football Friend than also sent Bournemouth assistant manager Jason Tindall to the stand for making his protests too forcefully at half-time That all came after Josh King’s penalty had cancelled out Marcos Rojo’s first league goal for United and before Ibrahimovic’s second-half spot-kick was saved by Artur Boruc Mourinho refused to criticise Friend or Mings saying: "Zlatan is a big man who has had too many years in football like me We are not the generation who goes to the media and complains "We are from that generation of street football and football for big guys What happens happens" Asked about the confrontation between Ibrahimovic and Mings Mourinho said: "I don’t comment I comment on the football I comment on the game I comment on the big decisions of the game "I think Kevin Friend was very good the penalty against Phil Jones was a clear penalty the penalty against Adam Smith was a clear penalty so the two big decisions of the game were good "The assistant referees were also good so for me good performance by the referee" Tindall took on post-match media duties because Eddie Howe was suffering with illness although the Bournemouth manager was well enough to stand on the touchline during the game "Unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to see any of the decisions back again" Tindall said "The only thing I did see was the first yellow card for Surman which I did think was very harsh "My players felt it was an elbow by Ibrahimovic I am sure there was some kind of communication with the officials which ended up with Andrew being sent off "I got sent to the stands I let my frustrations get the better of me at half-time but that was for the reason of Surman getting his first yellow card which I thought was harsh" Written by Smriti Sharma Vasudeva | Published: May 3 2013 2:17 am Related News The Registering and Licensing AuthoritySector 17had an unusual visitor on Thursday He could not be recognised by the staff for an hour-and-a -halfdespite having worked with them for a year The visitor was Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Parshuram Kavlewho had earlier served as the RLA in-charge He went to the RLA office to check whether there were touts who helped people get their licenses and registration certificates made without undergoing the requisite tests and verifications He also visited the office of the Food Supply Department He is the additional director of the department that is located in the basement of the RLA office Though he served as RLA in-charge for longhe decided to conduct the raids on Thursdaydespite receiving several complaints regarding irregularities during his stint According to eye witnesseshe reached the office at around 1230 pm and asked his officer to stand away from himto avoid being recognisedwhile he stood at counter number 1 He asked one of the applicantswho had just completed his test for the learners licenseto help him clear the computer test The applicant expressed his inability saying that he could not help as he was not a tout Talking to Chandigarh NewslineKavle said?

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