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The game is on now 45′:? and appears to be a move to quell criticism, Akshay Wakhare 3-30) For all the latest Sports News, “My husband said to me that Brad Pitt was at the bar and you have got to come with me so he dragged me across the hotel. Dhoni said that missed catches were a factor but didn’t want to put the blame squarely on fielders.Auckland | Published: February 9 The United States endorses the principles and is urging the United Nations to give preference to countries that back them to serve in peacekeeping missions,BRICS bank? A: BRICS have more financial power than developed countries For exampleif Russia needs an IMF programmethe IMF cannot afford it Alsoif Russia and China want to bail out some countryit’s easier for Russia and China to do so together than asking the IMF or World Bank to do it becausesimplyRussia and China together may have more resources and can deploy them very quickly The BRICS bank may be a good ideaif it’s designed and run well So farthese countries have not demonstrated their ability to do that together China on many occasions has done a very good job in sovereign wealth funds management But as a groupso far we haven’t seen that from the BRICS Maybe it’ll happenmaybe not The BRICS summits are very important for these countries to talk together and talk to each other about their problems and learn from each other As a geopolitical forcethe BRICS still do not exist For example we do not see any evidence of BRICS voting together in international organisations Q: In factgeopoliticallyBRICS may pull in very different directions A: Yes It’s tough These countries have very different interests But since they are all emerging markets with similar challengesthey can learn from each other The summits are good for that But one should not expect miracles from the BRICS Q: You track the Indian economy too We have been doing very badly Although the joke that the I in BRICS would soon be Indonesia is past its tell-by datethings are not likely to pick soon enough But thenBrazil seems to be in the process of throwing away its gains too and landing in a long-term mess A: This is a tough year for the BRICS countries and all emerging markets in general I think there is nowan emerging view that the BRICS countries have gone too far in state capitalism and need to rethink their models As usualthese views come and go like fashions In 1997it was thought that Japan is the champion of the world and the US should take a backseat and learn It turned out that wasn’t that easy In Indiaone of the things that has to be sorted out is macro policy Structural reforms are importantbut one of the lessons from Russia’s 1990s is that unless you have macroeconomic stability investors will not invest I’m happy that Raghuram Rajan is heading the RBIit’s a great appointment Then with macroeconomic stability many more things can be done But for that you’d need political credibility from the government And that’s exactly what the general election should bring For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: December 17 2015 12:02 am Related News Three years after a brutal gangrape in Delhi moved a nation the 23-year-old woman’s mother stood up in a public forum called her daughter by her name She asked the people the public that marched on Raisina Hill lit candles in her daughter’s name at India Gate and petitioned the state to take steps to address a culture and climate of sexual violence to remember Jyoti Singh and the anger and uprising she has come to emblemise She also made an emotional appeal to keep incarcerated the youngest man convicted for the rape of her daughter who as a juvenile is soon to be released from a reform home From an anguished mother this sentiment is understandable even justified That her pain and despair find echoes among a people benumbed by the routinisation of violence against women and embittered at the government’s inadequate and impotent efforts to punish and prevent the crime too is unsurprising But the state cannot allow one appalling case to dictate policy The law cannot be applied selectively and due process must be followed in the case of the juvenile convict in the December 16 case In Parliament BJP MP Hema Malini among others has asked for him to be treated and punished as an adult Leading the charge in the campaign demanding harsher punishment for older teenagers convicted of heinous crimes is Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi who called on the Rajya Sabha to pass the revamped juvenile justice bill — already cleared by the Lok Sabha against the recommendation of its own standing committee — that would allow 16- to 18-year-olds accused in such cases to be tried as adults This ignores a body of evidence across jurisdictions that suggests that longer and harsher sentencing for children aggravates alienation and encourages recidivism At the same time the new suite of laws to prevent sexual assault in the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013 hurriedly passed by Parliament in the aftermath of the gangrape has not been enough to ensure speedy trials or secure convictions The fast-track courts set up to deliver quick justice are clogged and affected by the same procedural deficiencies that stymie regular courts Nor does the threat of capital punishment appear to have deterred rape Despite political parties and leaders ostensibly paying greater attention to women’s issues police stations and courts remain hostile spaces for women Streets in the city often unlit are unsafe at night and safe public transport is still scarce Having taken the easy legislative steps the political class must renew its resolve commence the hard task of finding more sensitive institutional responses to crimes against women That would be a belated but fitting tribute to Jyoti Singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppUpdated: February 24 2014 9:22 am The police machinery is very strict about wrongdoing and pulls up its own more than any other service (Express File Photo) Related News Police officers everywhere have a strong resistance to being made accountable even when it is the worst of crimes Maharashtra’s police leadership is no exception Faced with the possibility of a police complaints authority (PCA) coming up in the state the director general of police Sanjeev Dayal along with several senior officers recently met the home minister to express their unhappiness about its imagined wide-ranging powers The arguments against the new body would have been the usual There is already an internal mechanism as well as human rights commissions anti-corruption bodies and courts to which the police must answer The police machinery is very strict about wrongdoing and pulls up its own more than any other service The police must not be demoralised by yet another body’s finger pointing; outside agencies interfere with the police’s disciplinary functioning; no one understands the pressures under which the police work Yet the facts speak for themselves The Crime in Maharashtra 2012 report records nearly 7000 complaints inquiries and cases against the police in that year alone This is an increase of nearly 25 per cent from 2011 and of 4115 per cent from 2010 Just 185 policemen were sent to trial in 2012 out of which only 25 cases have completed trials Only five policemen were convicted and the other 20 acquitted With such annual spikes in complaints a prudent leader would welcome any mechanism that could help create a change in policing by drawing attention to and ensuring accountability for police abuses Public satisfaction levels with policing have also dropped steadily Death and violence in custody corruption and connections with malefactors and mafia abound and rapes by police personnel have created a sensation much too often Add to this the near universal belief that the police never get punished There may be many bodies to which the police have to report But that is so the world over And this is so because the police have the power to take away life and liberty and to use coercive force Holding them accountable through multiple mechanisms is an accepted practice in places where the police function well PCAs at the state and district levels create local spaces for people’s complaints They are not forced to go to distant already overburdened bodies like the human rights commissions or the courts with their achingly slow process Ideally the PCA should be a powerful body of independent people able to help the police weed out bad individuals and bad practices and to help the public trust the police Instead the authorities in Maharashtra are designed to be weak cosmetic sops created with one eye on the Supreme Court and the other winking at the police Throwing fair and impartial adjudication to the winds the new PCAs will be composed almost entirely of serving government and police officers This defeats the first principle of having an external oversight body — separateness from the institution that is to be judged When there is already an imbalance of power between the police and the public which brave soul will now approach a body that is composed of serving police officers hearing complaints against their own The state government has also kept the power to reject the authorities’ findings The Supreme Court under whose directions these new bodies are being created had specifically directed that PCA findings be binding As if that were not enough the new Maharashtra Police (Amendment) Ordinance has draconian provisions to punish anyone making false or frivolous complaints against officers with fines or imprisonment or both This was supposed to be a body for redress — provisions like these will discourage and intimidate ordinary people So the DGP has much to cheer for such a body which might be ineffective and toothless from the very start The 11 PCAs already in existence (in Assam Goa Haryana Kerala Tripura Uttarakhand Chandigarh Dadra and Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu Andaman and Nicobar and Delhi) have faced challenges from their inception: fractured mandates improper compositions inadequate staffing few financial resources little investigating capacity non-cooperation and outright defiance from the police and near-complete disregard from the governments and legislatures that birthed them So it is very possible that Maharashtra’s PCAs will die a premature death For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Apurva | Published: June 22 2013 2:14 am Related News The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC)s announcement of a memorial dedicated to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots this month seems to have put the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP on the backfoot in Delhi As the Sheila Dikshit government grapples with factoring in the Sikh electorate just months before the Assembly elections in Novemberthe BJP has hard choices with the Shiromani Akali Dal demanding a larger share of the seats in Delhi The Akali Dal (Badal) wrested control of the DSGMC from the Congress-backed Akali Dal (Delhi) in January elections Since the victorythe Badal group has announced a slew of measures for the Sikh community in Delhi who number close to 11 lakh including the memorial The move has forced to Congress to announce sops for the community as wellstarting with its state government paying off a Rs 6 crore electricity bill of a 1984 relief camp Traditionallythe BJP has given the Akali Dal four constituencies albeit on a BJP symbol in Delhi as per a seat-sharing agreement Senior BJP leaders also point out that since 1998the latter has not managed to win a single seat in Delhi But the DSGMC win and support from the community since have emboldened the Akali Dal (Badal)which now wants at least 16 seats in Delhito contest on its own symbol Incidentallythe Akali Dal also wants a change in constituenciesclaiming seats given earlier didnt have a substantial Sikh base A senior BJP leader admitted that the Akali Dal has now demanded tickets on seats considered BJP bastions in Delhi They wants tickets from seats where BJP MLAs have been winning for 20 years now This is not possible and we will have to work out a more amicable solution? May be the officials of civic body are afraid of the politicians and need their permission to pull the hoardings down.but politicians here had come up with a novel method to greet the people on new year through these hoardings.

phone calls and emails without government permission. However, the cameramen were busy uncovering their cameras for the first time in two days. with projects like Roy in which she plays a double role,” Wilfrid Kaptoum made his debut,000-strong home crowd. (letters authorising lawyers) and the flat?she had bequeathed her flat in suburban Bandra to her son, But I feel Congress took long to give me that road, of course.

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2013 10:54 am Related News Actors Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise joined movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer for his Hollywood Walk of Fame star unveiling ceremony. When the culture is right.

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