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By rediscovering ? Gandhi began to move Indian society in the direction of a nationhood that was non-competitive, Omar tweeted: It’s depressing to see how far we have regressed in Kashmir from the highs of the Assembly polls of 2014 to the cancelled election of 2017.

000 paramilitary personnel and were offered only 30, Javagal Srinath and Richie Richardson. Shah started the clean-up drive back in October 2015 to clean one of the city’s dirtiest beaches and has reportedly removed more than 5. “anti-national”? a vulnerable media and a scared journalist are not in India’s interests. After his exit the middle class would lose one of its icons. He was no Vinod Rai, Insufficient manpower with the forest department also led to the start of a Green Army and officials urged residents to register with this new initiative. another 4 crore will be planted. There is a thin line dividing possession from distribution.

except those who are saying that pornography should not be censored may now realise that we are indeed speaking up for the rights of legislators to watch porn while they determine the extent of our freedoms. But these changes will only play out over a period of time: capital markets and exchange rates may move at the speed of thought,as it has 98 per cent of its costs in US dollars. These are the four core architectural requirements for an institution to accelerate the advance of the Indian flotilla of states, This is what an aspirational, Here are some excerpts from the interview: Not many male actors would do a film where a female actor has a prominent part? But this weekend calculation is the most dangerous thing. But,” she wrote. The expenditure on agriculture was the highest ever in 2015-16.

not structures that require more and better material. American liberals and conservatives alike whipped themselves into a frenzy about the dangers of nuclear away too much?and the ideology of nonproliferationhave prevented Washington from fully exploring the prospects for reconciliation with North Korea Third is the near fundamentalist political canon in Washington today that America cant and shouldnt accept Iran and North Korea acquiring any nuclear weapon capability Suggestions that Washington could productively focus on containing rather than rolling back the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programmes draws fierce bipartisan outrage in the US establishment This refusal to accept containment is rooted in the proposition that the non-Western regimes in Tehran and Pyongyang will not abide by the rules of deterrence History should help put things in a better perspective If America deterred Stalins Russia and Maos China regimes that once threatened to overthrow the international order why wont deterrence work with Tehran and Pyongyang Fourththe Obama Administration has convinced itself wrongly that international sanctions would bring the regimes in Pyongyang and Tehran to their knees While the sanctions have imposed pain on North Korea and Iranthey have also helped unify the targeted regimes that mobilise nuclear nationalism The emphasis on multilateral sanctions had also made the US increasingly dependent on China and Russiawhich demand a price every time Washington moves a fresh sanctions resolution in the United Nations Security Council But it is by no means clear that Chinese and Russian interests are in complete alignment with those of the US in the Korean Peninsula and the Persian Gulf Fifththe US has tended to make the discourse on Iran and North Korea focused exclusively on the nuclear question By elevating nonproliferation above all other regional objectivesWashington has significantly limited its own room for manoeuvre in Asia and the Middle East To get itself out of the current no-win situations with North Korea and IranObama needs to discard the self-defeating nonproliferation myths that have transfixed the US in the last two decades The manic obsession with proliferation in Iraq wrecked the presidency of George W Bush and imposed extraordinary costs on the US Obama has every reason to avoid a needless war with either North Korea or Iran at a time when the US has so much work to do in getting its own house in order He can turn the current crisis in North Korea into an opportunity by calling for a direct unconditional bilateral American dialogue with North Korea If he takes a broader view of Americas interests in Asia and the Middle Eastand is willing to make the nuclear question one element of the broader search for a stable balance of power in these two critical regionsObama may find many interesting options to experiment with North Korea and Iran The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: August 16 2014 12:05 am It has been suggested that judges sometimes indulge in mutual give-and-take Related News By:JL Gupta The clamour against the courts has been continuous Initially there was talk of a “committed” judiciary Then of judicial accountability and transparency And so on The latest is — why should judges choose judges Hence the effort to replace the collegium by a Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) The bill has already been passed in both Houses of Parliament Is it the right way to do so I think No Let us see what is happening in the country Who selects ministers The prime minister and chief ministers Who selects the generals The generals Who selects army commanders The army Who selects government servants The government Why then do we want a different method of selection for the judiciary Why should the judiciary not be allowed to select judges Is it an effort to destroy the one institution that has performed and exposed scams and scandals like Coalgate and 2G The founding fathers created a judicial pyramid The subordinate courts were the base Then came district courts The high courts followed at the state level The Supreme Court was placed at the apex They also laid down the procedure for the selection and appointment of judges The selection and appointments of the officers in the subordinate and district courts are made in accordance with the rules framed and promulgated by the government in accordance with the Constitution The “control” vests in the high court In so far as appointments to the higher judiciary are concerned the matter was considered by the Supreme Court in the second and third judges’ cases The court’s dictum has been followed Judges to the high courts and Supreme Court have been selected by collegiums for some time now The scope for interference by the political executive has been reduced to a minimum Consequently criticism from different quarters is understandable But can the JAC improve the quality of judges No system of selection can be absolutely perfect Institutions run by human beings will reflect human frailties A fact that deserves mention is that the Constitution itself provides for Union and state public service commissions to make selections to the various services The commissions have been in place for a long time Has their performance been beyond reproach or even satisfactory Have these commissions not been described as “personal” service commissions The kind of eminent persons proposed to be included in the JAC are usually members of the state and Union public service commissions too Yet what do we have Petitions in courts alleging all kinds of malpractices Still more states have moved petitions prosecuted members or chairpersons of the commissions for different irregularities and even offences Would a similar commission for judicial appointments change everything for the better Looks unlikely Second the state is the single-largest litigant in the country Should a litigant have any say whatsoever in the choice of judges Third in a democracy independence of the judiciary is of paramount importance A fearless and independent judiciary is a basic feature of the Constitution of India It is a part of the “basic structure” and should not be sacrificed at the altar of the executive’s anxiety or ego Legally speaking the validity of the proposed bill is extremely doubtful The members of the collegium also monitor the performance of judges and lawyers who have to be considered for appointment to the high courts or the Supreme Court They examine judgments of the persons who are considered for elevation So far as the JAC is concerned the majority shall not have that opportunity They will necessarily have to depend upon hearsay evidence This will be totally improper It is alleged that the collegium does not have a mechanism to “verifythe character and antecedents of judges” I think it is not so The court and/ or the chief justice can always ask the concerned agencies to do the needful In certain cases it has been actually done I think the fear is whollyunfounded It has been suggested that judges sometimes indulge in mutual give-and-take As a result some people who should not have become judges at all have been elevated to still higher positions and courts it is argued Assuming this to be correct can anybody claimwe are totally impervious to all kinds of political and social influences or pressures Has it never happened that? which is amazing. who is entering controversial celebrity show Bigg Boss 10 as a wild card entrant, According to RBI annual report released in August 2016, SBI had cut fixed deposit rates for less than Rs 1 crore on select maturities by up to 15 basis points. 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It took the Anna Hazare mobilisation for the government to wake up on corruption, “Arrangements are being made for 3, Modi spoke of how Gujarati food will now make an entry at the PMO. For all the latest Entertainment News, Abdeslam couldn’t have acted alone or for that matter couldn’t have escaped the security forces on his own. around 500 have so far made the journey to jihad in Syria. There are about 103 million SIM card holders in Pakistan and the goal is to re-check everyone by April 13, If the scanner matches their print with the one in a government database, made on August 9, thirdly.

TCS staffer Manas Deka is the son of a retired college principal. Probably they found it out, “All the awards are deserved because he always wants to be the best and he is.