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giving its dissent on the issue, India slipped from 94-3 to 95-6 in the space of five deliveries.and it? Our focus is to execute the team’s strategies without letting the pressure of expectation affect us, Top News The challenger Name: Sergey Karjakin; Age: 26 Elo Ranking: Rank 9 (2772) Nationality: Russia The Champion Name: Magnus Carlsen; Age: 25 Elo Ranking: Rank 1 (2853) Nationality: Norway KEY POINTS Karjakin files As a chess prodigy, pointedly, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking over the last 48 hours about what we heard and saw. Wadehra creates a melee of interesting characters, We tend to forget our normal duty as human beings so often that these acts appear to be that of outstanding bravery. 2012 3:07 am Related News A seminar was organized in Chandigarh on Saturday by the Centre for Legislative Studies.

86.the uncle of the victim had alleged that the victim was beaten to death by the police. there are no great players. "It’s a bunch of garbage, Jats are incensed in Haryana. Naturally,absolute power corrupts absolutely? He could be paraphrased here: Power corruptsand the more power one getsthe more corrupt one may be This is precisely why the rule of law requires a robustindependent judiciary In the 1990sthe Supreme Court initiated a phase of judicial activism that culminated in the Hawala case Seven ministers of the PV Narasimha Rao governmenttwo governors and the leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha were compelled to resign and some even preferred to let their wives contest the 1996 electionsor to stand as independents Those who are still alive are all back in politicswith their original party The court reinvigorated the central vigilance commission (CVC) and tried hard to emancipate the central bureau of investigation (CBI) from political subordination Recent allegations regarding the submission of the CBI report to the law minister regarding the Coalgate scam suggests that this problematic link is still strong So farseveral surveys suggest that citizen confidence in the judiciary remains strongin spite of recent corruption cases and growing concerns about its capacityand so far the willingness of the Indian citizens to vote has not been eroded on the contrary Yet popular faith in the democratic process and the rule of law should not be taken for granted; criminalisationif not checkedhas the capacity to erode trust in both Jaffrelot is senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/ CNRS (Paris)professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at Kings India InstituteLondonand non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Vaishnav is an associate with the South Asia programme at the Carnegie Endowment in WashingtonDC For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: May 24 2017 1:38 pm The decision by the federal court on Wikipedia’s lawsuit could make it easier for people to learn whether authorities have spied on them through Upstream (Representational image) Related News A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a US National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people’s privacy rights By a 3-0 vote the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond Virginia said the Wikimedia Foundation which hosts the Wikipedia online encyclopedia had a legal right to challenge the government’s Upstream surveillance program The decision could make it easier for people to learn whether authorities have spied on them through Upstream which involves bulk searches of international communications within the internet’s backbone of cables switches and routers Upstream’s existence was revealed in leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 Lawyers for the Wikipedia publisher and eight other plaintiffs including Amnesty International USA and Human Rights Watch with more than 1 trillion international communications annually argued that the surveillance violated their rights to privacy free expression and association The US Department of Justice countered that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act had authorized Upstream’s review of communications between Americans and foreign “targets” In October 2015 US District Judge TS Ellis III in Baltimore dismissed the lawsuit finding a lack of evidence that the NSA headquartered in Maryland was conducting surveillance “at full throttle” Writing for the appeals court panel however Circuit Judge Albert Diaz found “nothing speculative” about the Wikimedia Foundation’s claims Diaz said the NSA interception and copying of communications showed “an invasion of a legally protected interest — the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures” The foundation could also pursue its First Amendment claim because it had “self-censored” some communications in response to the Upstream surveillance Diaz said By a 2-1 vote the same panel also ruled the plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge the NSA’s alleged “dragnet” to intercept “substantially all” text-based communications to and from the United States while conducting Upstream surveillance Justice Department spokesman Mark Abueg declined to comment Patrick Toomey an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer representing the plaintiffs said the ruling means Upstream “will finally face badly needed scrutiny” in the courts “This is an important victory for the rule of law” he said in a statement “Our government shouldn’t be searching the private communications of innocent people in bulk” Some Democratic and Republican lawmakers are working on legislation to curtail parts of Upstream A section of FISA that authorizes the program expires at year end For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDear Yogendra Yadav Nice to hear that you have launched a political party Enthused as I am about your decision I won’t commit myself to supporting you or opposing you at this point Maybe I will take the call two years later I backed your other political venture a joint one the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in a hurry and I cannot say the experience has been a happy one Like a lot of foolish people I was carried away by the idea of idealism and trusted the people who spoke of alternative politics too much I won’t make the mistake again As someone one who was thrown out of the party rather unceremoniously for demanding transparency and probity in its functioning I hope you appreciate my concern File image of Yogendra Yadav PTI Everyone would wish you ‘all success’ in your new effort; I would wish you ‘all failure’ Don’t get me wrong I am a well-wisher I respect your intellect and intent Traditional political parties operate within a template a self-limiting one which they have developed over the years As a party you need to win seats justify your existence in the form of numbers and finally the numbers become all to your politics The questions of finding money and candidates with winning chances to achieve numbers come in soon That is when parties begin drifting away from their core ideal We have seen it in the case of AAP The AAP’s original appeal remained in the fact that it made ordinary people relevant in politics It raised issues that mattered to the masses their everyday concerns and worries It touched a chord because traditional politics had distanced itself from them to the degree of being cynical Here was some entity that promised not to be indifferent That things changed quickly for the AAP and it remains as good or as bad any regular party now requires no elaboration The success for your Swaraj India would be in reviving the people’s force in politics and in rejuvenating democracy from below That is the reason I wish you failure in traditional politics I sound impractical alright but why would I be your well-wisher if I weren’t impractical I would urge you to tone down your obsession with matters like intra-party democracy the opposition to cult culture and freedom to dissent Put all this into practice by all means – after all these practices are democratic as well as democratising thus noble – but remember a party does not exist for itself People don’t remember a party for conducting itself with utmost purity; they measure it by how it touches and changes their lives It does not matter to them whether your party revolves around one person as it does in the case of Narendra Modi in the BJP or Arvind Kejriwal in the AAP – this is for the consumption of those fixated with theoretical concepts of leadership they require you to deliver in measurables Nobody can find faults with fighting corruption Do it to the best of your or your colleague Prashant Bhushan’s ability but get the perspective in place Parties cannot live and survive on a singular issue There are many dimensions to their existence Don’t focus on it so much that the target group – the people – become irrelevant The place where I stay Patparganj in East Delhi has massive garbage dumps close to slum colonies and posh apartments The sight and stench are unbearable For quite some time toilet water flowed freely on to streets and remained deposited there In the season of dengue chikungunya and malaria all these left residents in a state of panic It was obvious neither the Delhi government nor the MCD concerned was doing its job As a political fight involving the BJP and the AAP raged with the intellectuals of the city taking political sides people were left fending for themselves It was a hopeless desperate fight against vectors These are the situations when they need to be heard and someone to be their voice and wage their fight Mr Yadav your party would be appreciated if it took up that responsibility I give the example of one situation in the city but there are many such in our everyday lives that call for the presence of a responsive political party You and your colleagues are intellectuals of high order Let that not be a handicap Intellect is a desirable property but in India it creates distances psychological an otherwise among people I hope you manage to bridge the gap be identified with the grassroots For now best of luck We shall meet two years later Yours A well-wisher Ahmedabad: A Congress MLA was garlanded with shoes by a man during his rally in Shahpur area of Ahmedabad on Wednesday With the video of the incident being circulated in social media the MLA Gyasuddin Shaikh who represents Dariyapur seat in the city played it down saying he knew that such thing would happen He said the man who garlanded him with shoes was once running a gambling den and was angry with him for shutting down his illegal business "That person was once very close to me He was like my friend in the past However when I learned that he was running a gambling den I informed the police and closed down his illegal business People of my area very well know my stand against gambling and liquor trade" the MLA told PTI Shaikh said the man was harbouring a grudge against him "He had threatened that I will be welcomed with a garland of shoes Despite his threat I didn’t change my plans I even allowed him to garland me with shoes when my rally reached Shahpur I clearly told him that my stand will not change with threats and such acts" he said Shaikh had organised the rally to protest the rise in fuel prices and to highlight the problems faced by traders due to the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) The incident occurred a day after a BJP corporator was tied to a tree in Vadodara and beaten up allegedly by the residents of his ward who accused him of failing to prevent the demolition of a slum by the civic body Written by Taberez Ahmed Neyaz | Updated: October 11 2014 8:57 am Related News There has been much debate about improving the global rankings of Indian universities Many consider these university rankings to be skewed towards Western countries But this view fails to account for the performance of Japan South Korea China Singapore and Hong Kong which do well in these world rankings In the 2014 Times Higher Education rankings for instance there are a total of 24 universities in the top 200 from these countries Others argue that Indian universities should participate in the rankings even if they are biased in favour of the West in order to measure where they stand in comparison to others This view is supported only by a minority and faces strong resistance There is a need to create India-specific rankings of universities that can also involve Saarc nations a view supported by the prime minister’s office Yet it isn’t clear how this India-specific ranking will help compare Indian universities with world-class ones But the common thread is that there are problems with the way research is conducted in India In order to find out why let’s consider the issue of research at two levels — doctoral research leading to a PhD and faculty research leading to publications Certain fundamental issues have badly affected doctoral research in India First there are problems with basic infrastructure for doctoral students even in the most reputed Central universities Doctoral students are not given working space In the absence of office space students prefer to stay at home instead of coming to university Although the University Grants Commission (UGC) has now started providing scholarships to all students enrolled in MPhils and PhDs there is no mechanism yet to create accountability Thus many students enrolled in a PhD programme work outside the university which they are not allowed to do in the West if they are recipients of aid Students are expected to teach or work as research or teaching assistants This is in contrast to India where PhD students are not allowed to teach and thus cannot grow as teachers or researchers As a result the final thesis is a haphazard piece of work Let me now turn to the faculty research which is a more serious issue After the introduction of the Academic Performance Index (API) score faculty members have been asked to publish in refereed journals or journals with ISBN numbers This means there is no difference between a top-tiered journal and one published from unknown places In other words though the UGC has introduced the API system there is no mechanism to monitor the quality of publications Although the Jawaharlal Nehru University has tried to categorise journals based on UGC guidelines not all departments participated One can also question the way the UGC has categorised journals based on the impact factor which is heavily skewed in favour of the sciences and engineering This is in contrast to most of the world’s top universities which rank journals and reward faculty members who publish in top-tier journals This categorisation is done by the respective departments This isn’t to say that papers published in less-known journals are of low quality Rather what is striking is that faculty members in government universities as well as in some private universities are unaware of such rankings No effort is made to provide direction to faculty members about publishing in top journals as for most teachers promotions are based on experience rather than contribution to research and publications I hear regular complaints about a lack of infrastructure including libraries and access to academic databases Finally the way the UGC has been awarding projects to different universities or faculty should be questioned It would have been easier for the UGC to check quality or create accountability by stipulating that the findings of a project must be published in top journals apart from the submission of a project report Despite the UGC funding so many projects every year most just produce project reports and no publications In some cases projects lead to publications in edited volumes which are unfortunately not given much weight in global evaluations of university performance It will be difficult for Indian universities to feature in global rankings unless there is a major structural overhaul of the existing system It is imperative though that India continue to participate in these rankings which would not only help judge one’s position relative to top-ranked universities but could highlight problem areas and help improve those metrics Hopefully the human resource development ministry will take note of the issues afflicting research in Indian universities and act to better it The writer teaches at Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppWritten by Tanuj Lakhina | Published: August 21 2017 9:43 pm England spanked West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the first match of the series (Source: Reuters) Top News “West Indies were embarrassing and pathetic… they just threw in the towel” wrote Curtly Ambrose in his column for Daily after West Indies’ demoralising loss to England in the first game of the three-Test series West Indies were thrashed by an innings and 209 runs by England at Edgbaston in a dismal show that saw 19 West Indies wickets fall on the third day This continued West Indies’ dismal run of 17 years of not winning a Test in England As one West Indies wicket fell after another much like dominoes not only did England inch towards yet another home win – after winning 3-1 against South Africa – it made brutally clear that not only West Indies cricket but the sport itself needs a change Earlier this month Sri Lanka were swept aside by India on their home soil Both with bat and ball Sri Lanka failed to match their opposition and surrendered without putting up a fight From a 304-run defeat to two innings defeats in consecutive Tests Sri Lanka were outplayed in conditions they call home Sri Lanka are only one step above West Indies in the current ICC Test rankings (seven with 90 rating points) India captain Virat Kohli walks off the ground with the team after their win in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Kandy on Monday Reuters photo Even South Africa’s tour of England saw massive victory margins – 211 runs 239 runs and 177 runs – between the second and third ranked teams Beyond anything it highlighted England’s dominance at home and the ability to make the most of it in terms of results And it also highlighted how most teams in last two years have struggled to replicate home success away However what the sport needs is a division system to bring in some context There are multiple bi-lateral series which mean nothing unless there is some context to it – history background rivalry and/or above everything something that is riding on each game “I was telling one of the broadcasters about a plan for the World Test championship Ten teams have to be divided into two divisions and they play four matches each If it’s a four-day match with 100 overs a day the tournament can be done and dusted in 50 days If a team scores more than 300 you get four batting points If you get all 10 wickets before 100 overs you get your bowling points So teams will be aggressive in their approach In the mid 90s county cricket in England had this format when I was playing there I think the current Futures Tour Programme (FTP) gets over in June 2019 If ICC works out a plan for a World Test championship three out of every four years we will have a major tournament That will be good for the sport” said Dean Jones as a measure to promote Test cricket with numbers dwindling While this method or any other method needs to be ratified by the ICC and other member Test nations it is a step in the right direction if the game is to move forward in the right direction Barring the Ashes India vs Australia and the now disbarred India-Pakistan series none of the other bi-lateral competitions have substance to them Introduce a five team two-tier system and you make every game count and matter But the biggest challenge in this system is that of getting the full time members such as Sri Lanka or West Indies to vote to drop to Tier-2 where the money will be lesser It is no surprise that teams earn more when they play the likes of India or Australia in their backyard take that away and the lucrative TV money contracts and advertising revenues suffer In lieu another approach would be to have a league structure involving the ten teams with everyone playing one and another in a home and away format The eventual toppers are crowned winners and the championship is held for a stipulated time period If not statements such as “There is no one there to teach them (West Indies) I really fear that this series (against England) could be one of the saddest for Test cricket” by Michael Vaughan would be made more frequently and you wouldn’t be too far off from the truth For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Updated: May 29 2017 2:24 am The driver had told the two men to use the public toilet five metres away Abhishek Angad Related News A 31-year-old e-rickshaw driver was beaten to death after he stopped two people from urinating in public in northwest Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar area Saturday According to police the victim Ravindra Kumar objected to the men urinating outside Gate number 4 of the GTB Nagar Metro station and asked them to use the Sulabh Shauchalaya — barely five metres away Police said the men took offence and threatened to teach him a lesson Seven hours later they returned to the spot along with 20 other men and assaulted the driver Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere said no arrests have been made so far and that investigation is underway “Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused are Delhi University students but we are yet to determine which college they study in Prima facie the driver died of internal injuries” he said Ramdas an e-rickshaw driver and Kumar’s friend said the two men — who appeared to be drunk — came to station around 130 pm “They were urinating next to an elevated platform where we usually eat so Kumar asked them to use the public toilet nearby They refused and an argument ensued The men threatened Kumar and left” he said The two accused seen in CCTV footage from the liquor store Express However around 830 pm 20 people gathered near the station looking for someone wearing a “green t-shirt” — which Kumar was wearing Anish another driver said “The incident took place within 10 minutes Most of us were busy ferrying passengers When I came back to the station after a trip I found Kumar lying on the ground surrounded by the men They were hitting him with bricks wrapped in towels Another driver Manoj rushed to call Kumar’s brother Vijender but the mob fled by then” Vijender said he rushed his brother to a hospital However they returned midway after Kumar objected to it “He was in pain but said he did not want to go to the hospital We came back home and our mother started massaging him A few minutes later he drank mango juice and vomited He complained of uneasiness and collapsed” he said The family then rushed him to Hindu Rao Hospital where doctors declared him brought deadCCTV footage available with The Indian Express showed the two men going to a liquor shop nearby and drinking outside When some persons objected they decided to sit on the elevated platform near the e-rickshaw stand An employee at the liquor store said he had handed over the footage to police “The two men were already drunk when they came to the shop to buy alcohol They were drinking outside but left after I objected” he said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 2 2014 12:34 am Related News For more than two months protesters in Hong Kong have been staging a pro-democracy sit-in to demand free elections to the post of the island’s leader in 2017 rather than be forced to choose from a pre-screened pro-Beijing candidate list When the former British colony was handed over to China in 1997 under a “one country two systems” formula there was an understanding that Hong Kong would retain a semblance of autonomy from the mainland and would someday have universal suffrage Ever since Beijing raised suspicions earlier this year that it intended to renege on the spirit if not the letter of its promise to preserve Hong Kong’s special status concerned citizens — especially students — have blocked busy arteries for weeks Although there have been intermittent clashes between the Occupy Central activists as they are called and the police for the most part Beijing has appeared content to wait the protesters out The longer the movement continues the more resentment over the disruption of daily life is stoked even among those residents who sympathise with the cause The Chinese leadership’s refusal to budge has also caused frustration and divisions among the protesters some of whom are impatient with what they perceive as the ineffectual tactics of organisers based in the district of Admiralty and advocate escalation by for instance surrounding government headquarters — the event that sparked the current skirmish The past few days have witnessed perhaps the most violence since the protests began and the chaotic scenes of baton-charges and volleys of pepper spray indicate that the situation might be coming to a head Even as support for the protests has dwindled the police has worked to clear the streets of encampments Yet protesters have returned With neither side willing to back down the confrontation seems set to intensify How bloody this standoff gets depends on whether and how soon Beijing can countenance exploring a political solution For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsat the same time,P Khurrana in to the mix, Kenya.

as it would adding to any legitimacy the elections might have ? Landed in Mathura & got gifted this precious Bhagvad Gita on day 1 by a passerby! which preceded the Special General Meeting (SGM), opposed the police plea for judicial custody saying the accused was falsely implicated out of political vendetta. Such appeals are being published by newspapers.” Stoke defender Geoff Cameron, “Once the Kalyan centre is operational,listing out benefits he brought to Gujarat as chief minister and then as union textile minister.when will they think? she added For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: October 15 2012 6:54 am Top News A peace campaignaimed at promoting compassionnon-violence and reverence for all life was organised by Save All Killing (SAK) Association of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission in the city on October 12 Starting from Shaniwarwada Chowkthe procession consisting of over 7000 participantsreached Sadhu Vaswani Mission through Phadke HoudKem Hospital and BJ Medical Ground Students from several schools like Vidya Niketan SchoolIndira High SchoolDY Patil School and St Mira’sdressed in animal and vegetable costumesparticipated in the walk Marathi actress Sonali Kulkarnipresent at the eventtook the vow to turn vegetarian for the rest of her life Others present at the event were Dr K H SanchetiArvind ShindeAnuja ShindeDr K N Gangwal and Munawar Peerbhoy In his message of peace Rev Dada J P Vaswani urged the peace enthusiasts to stay away from ‘food of violence’ and go vegan For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 29 2017 2:55 am Mohammad Amir recently bagged a Category A contract from the PCB (Source: Express Archive) Top News Pakistan pace spearhead? De Grasse.

He had to maintain that cruising pace in an off-the-track incident too, and new pictures can be quickly saved into a collection via ‘Add to your albums’ section. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 24, who was busy with “Dilwale” throughout 2015,20 cr on day? Despite these infirmities, out of which 101 are in the book, Christian Eriksen opened the scoring and Dele Alli and Vincent Janssen were also on target, People keep telling me that I shouldn’t be that critical about my work, that’s what it is.

the Pune Warriors lost the game by 11 runs.The police booked Sonu and three unknown persons, so it was decided that the telecom companies that clear the dues would be allowed to dig roads to lay underground cables for establishing their network in the city, Reuters Top News It was natural to put Ross Barkley’s nasty challenge on Jordan Henderson down to emotions running high in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. though.

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