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which is demanding stern action against Yadav and Bhushan,softened his stand after having lashed out at the duo intweets yesterday “I should not have commented about Bhushans in public?“step forward and not backward” at the end of the meeting. The development seen in Gujarat is the development of its six crore people. The jacket samples received with tenders from various bidders were tested by a committee of top police officers on three occasions, The venue wore a bridal look with BJP banners,within 10 years, "But the Assembly Speaker is sitting on the request letter and delaying notification to this effect, however, At 15 per cent subsidy, “I tell anyone who is willing to listen to us that we have become one of them.
A 32-year-old woman was killed on Saturday in Charlottesville when a car plowed into a rival protest to white supremacist demonstrators.000 by a special court at Tis Hazari in a graft case.people are not aware of Mishra? Yadav told mediapersons on Tuesday. In 2006,700-800 seizures were reported, However, turn last week when the Maoists,the second largest constituent in the K P Oli-led coalition government withdrew support and tabled a no-trust motion in the parliament Oli who also heads the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist has clearly lost the majority but wants a test on the floor of the house on July 21 Oli’s preference for a trial of strength is largely born out of the hope that the constitution that came into force in September 2015 is ambiguous about succession even when the government loses a vote of confidence Chances of Oli continuing in the post till elections to the parliament are held are high Oli is banking on the constitution’s silence on succession However whatever he does — whether he sticks to his post or quits in deference to the majority decision in the house — will only contribute to anarchy Meanwhile the walkout by the Maoists has terminated the Left alliance that many thought would sweep the elections Quite a few equations are possible many of them rife with contradictions as nothing holds Nepalese political parties together more than the lust for power and the benefits associated with it Pushpa Kamal Dahal the head of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) has staked his claim for the prime minister’s post He is backed by the Nepali Congress the largest party in the house The Maoist chief has asked Oli to not take any policy decision as “his status has been reduced to that of a caretaker prime minister” But Nepal has quite a few bad precedents of caretaker governments holding onto office for long The international community including Nepal’s neighbours India and China has endorsed past aberrations without any reservation Nepal elected its first Constituent Assembly in April 2008 but GP Koirala the prime minister during the time of elections continued to occupy office till mid-August Madhav Nepal continued as “caretaker” PM for eight months while Baburam Bhattarai held charge in that capacity for nine months The parties concerned have never owned responsibility for things going wrong The change of government is unlikely toimprove matters Last month the Maoists and the Nepali Congress were lodging human rights violation cases against each other The Maoists blame Sher Bahadur Deuba the Nepali Congress leader for instigating the murder of their cadres How long will the alliance of two parties long at loggerheads hold The two parties have entered into a deal according to which the Nepali Congress will get at least 14 ministries while nine ministries including the PM’s post will go to the Maoists Much will now depend on President Bidhya Devi Bhandari who belonged to the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) before becoming the head of the state when the constitution came into force She will have to write to the speaker of the house to initiate the process for electing the new PM For that she may have to invoke special provisions given the Constitution’s silence on the issue of succession Bhandari may draw the opposition’s ire if she asks Oli to continue as a caretaker PM Will Nepal’s Supreme Court show enough courage if it is asked to mediate in case of such an anomaly In the past the court has either vacillated or given contradictory verdicts when asked to mediate on constitutional issues When Nepal’s first elected parliament under the 1991 constitution was dissolved by then PM GP Koirala after the motion of thanks to the king was defeated the bench headed by the then Chief Justice Vishwanath Upadhyay upheld the dissolution as a “valid and constitutional exercise” Upadhyay termed Koirala’s act as an exercise of the PM’s prerogative However the same chief justice declared the dissolution of Nepal’s second parliament by PM Man Mohan Adhikari as unconstitutional and revived the house on the grounds that Adhikari was wrong in appropriating the right of parliament that was considering a no-trust motion Contradictory judicial verdicts and constitutional anomalies are big impediments in Nepal’s much-trumpeted journey to democracy So are unprincipled political parties For now it seems that Nepal’s Constitution that came into force last year will die an unsung and quiet death Soon there will be demands for either a new constitution or the restoration of the 1991 constitution The debate on the matter is likely to be heavily polarised [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe Government managed to movenine amendments to the contentious Land Bill in Lok Sabha aftermuch debate and drama with the Congress walking out and ally Shiv Sena choosing to abstain from the vote But the real test starts now The BJP will today facethe impossible challenge of pushing the legislationthroughRajya Sabha where the numbers are loaded against it and a unitedopposition is in no mood to relent In Lok Sabha thepassing of the amendments to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in LandAcquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill 2015 came as MPs from the Congress Trinamool Congress Samajwadi Party RJD and BJD walked out of the House It hadbeen predicted some time back that the Land Bill wouldn’t clear the Upper House without significant changes and despite the obvious discomfort with the bill the Modi government in all likelihood will swallow this bitter pill in the interest of winning over the opposition at least on other critical legislation Speaking after the amendments were passed Rural Development Minister Birendra Singh dismissed the walkout by the opposition saying that they had failed to convince other MPs that the legislation was ‘anti-farmer’ Congress MPs walk out of Lok Sabha during the vote on the Land Bill PTI image "I hope that we would manage the bill in Rajya Sabha also" Singh said However given the manner in which the opposition in the upper house dealt with the relatively less controversial Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2015 the BJP government shouldn’t be as hopeful as Singh about clearing the Rajya Sabha The opposition in the upper house had also earlier forced amendments to the motion of thanks to the President’s address which was a huge embarrassment for the government The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday referred the Mines Bill to a select committee despite the BJP strongly opposing the move Theunited opposition moved amendments against the bill creating the possibility of the government being put in an embarrassing situation if they were to be adopted The opposition to the Mines Bill was that it had to be referred to a select committee since it hadn’t undergone the scrutiny of a standing committee As this Indian Express report points out after the Mines Bill met with this fate other legislation like the Coal Mines Bill and the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act Bill are also likely to go the same way Given that theseare bills on which the Rajya Sabha was relatively less opposed to there seems to be almost no hope for the Land Bill Though the findings of theselect committee are not binding on the government it would be an unwanted delay in the passage of thislegislation and others that are deemed crucial for reform The government is also reportedly keen on extending the session in order to try pass other legislation since ordinances cannot be passed again if they lapse when Parliament is in session A particular concern is the coal auction which is to end on 5 April In fact thegovernment may even prolong the Budget Session by skipping a break untilthe auctions are completed Firstpost’s Sanjay Singh also reported on how there is a view within the BJP that they made no friends in the Rajya Sabha when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was critical of almost every party in the opposition in the Rajya Sabha In some ways it is seen as only having united themfurther in the Upper House of Parliament It wouldn’t have hurt as he points out if the Prime Minister had been a bit softer on the opposition at least in theupper house of Parliament The TRS has just one seat in the Rajya Sabha and AIADMK 11 which means that even with their support the BJP which has 46 MPs can’t stand up to a united opposition even if it gets ally Shiv Sena to vote in favour of the bill In the Lok Sabha despite the opposition walkout therewere minor victories for the BJP Despite constantly voicing its opposition to the bill outside Parliament and vowing to oppose it BJP ally Shiv Sena abstained from the voice vote in the Lok Sabha Speaking outside Parliament Shiv Sena MP Anant Geete said"The Shiv Sena will always work in the interest of farmers" Allies like the Akali Dal which had earlier voiced concerns over the legislation and the Lok Janshakti Party voted for the amendments moved by the government Another ally Swabhimani Paksha moved an amendment which was negated and didn’t press for a division of votes Every one of the 52 amendments moved by the Opposition was also negated or not pressed for The relatively restrained action by allies like Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha came after the government brought nine official amendments and added two clauses to the controversial legislation and even made last minute calls to their leaders to persuade them not to break ranks Even non-NDA parties like the AIADMK and Telagana Rashtra Samiti voted in favour of the amendments after their demands were met by the government According to AIADMK sources the party supported the bill after the government conceded to its demand against acquiring land for private medical colleges and private educational institutions TRS sources said their party decided to support the bill as the Centre incorporated the amendments in the consent and social impact clause with inputs from PTI Tokyo: A Japanese court Wednesday ordered the shutdown of two nuclear reactors previously declared safe under post-Fukushima safety rules a decision that comes just days before the fifth anniversary of the atomic disaster The order will bring the number of operating reactors in Japan down to two Dozens were shuttered in the wake of Fukushima the world’s worst nuclear accident in a generation The ruling by the Otsu District Court — the first to force the shutdown of reactors switched on under stricter safety rules adopted after the 2011 disaster — is a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to bring back nuclear power Fukushima nuclear plant AFP The ruling ordered the shuttering of Kansai Electric’s No 3 and No 4 reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant some 350 kilometres (215 miles) west of Tokyo The No 4 reactor was taken offline last month due to an unexpected technical glitch days after it restarted while the No 3 reactor is currently operating Kansai Electric said it would respect the "extremely regrettable" decision and shut down operations But the utility firm said it would appeal "This court order is not something the company can accept" it said in a statement Television footage showed plaintiffs and local residents cheering and holding banners after the ruling "I’m so happy and praise the court’s courage" said one person celebrating outside the courthouse The bid to restart Japan’s nuclear reactors has become entangled in a web of lawsuits amid fears about another Fukushima-style accident In December another court sided with Kansai Electric by lifting a temporary injunction blocking the restart of the two reactors covered by Wednesday’s ruling The latest case was filed by residents in neighbouring Shiga prefecture who argued that the reactors posed a risk to Lake Biwa a key water source for the region An accident similar to Fukushima would contaminate the lake they argued ‘Landmark victory’ "This is a landmark victory for people living in the shadow of shut-down reactors across Japan and a devastating blow against the nuclear industry and the policies of the Abe government" said Hisayo Takada deputy programme director at Greenpeace Japan "It’s a clear message that nuclear power has no place in Japan’s energy future" The decision comes about a week after three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) the operator of the Fukushima plant were indicted on criminal negligence charges over the 2011 accident It will be the first criminal trial over responsibility for the tsunami-sparked reactor meltdowns that forced thousands from their homes in the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986 Two reactors in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima operated by Kyushu Electric Power restarted last year ending the two-year hiatus in nuclear power generation A pair of reactors were briefly switched on again after the accident but were then shuttered Anti-nuclear sentiment still runs high in Japan and there was widespread opposition to restarts Abe and utility companies have been pushing to get reactors back in operation as the disaster forced Japan to turn to pricey fossil fuels to plug an energy gap left by the shutdowns Abe has argued that resuming nuclear power is key to Japan’s energy policy but memories of Fukushima are still fresh for many Japan’s entire stable of reactors was shuttered in the aftermath of the disaster when a huge undersea quake sent towering waves smashing into the coast swamping the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and sparking reactor meltdowns Japan has since set up an independent atomic watchdog the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) replacing the previous arrangement where the industry ministry both oversaw the regulator and promoted nuclear power AFP By: Express News Service | Published: April 22 2014 12:19 am Related News Consumers know the ad industry makes extravagant claims advertising doesn’t need a truth serum A bipartisan bill now in the US Congress which seeks to bring the law to bear on the use of Photoshop in advertising is exercising the passions of creative departments worldwide But actually it’s only a preliminary legislation which calls upon the Federal Trade Commission to suggest a strategy to reduce the use of surreally perfect human bodies and other visual falsehoods in advertising and develop regulations for their use It is uncertain if such norms can be set at all even if people competent to develop them can be found The Truth in Advertising Act follows on from the waves of anxiety about eating disorders food fads and the cult of the body that have periodically swept America for half a century It had to happen but how exactly does one regulate the use of Photoshop The process may prove to be too subjective to be useful How thin is too thin How red can tomatoes in supermarket ads be before they transgress And anyway advertising is supposed to be glossy not matte a colourful exaggeration not the unvarnished truth Consumers know that the ad industry makes extravagant claims and the few that don’t ought to be urged to know better It would be quicker and easier than administering a truth serum to every creative executive alive What a cheerless world such a serum would create where everyone looks like the faceless sweaty man in the bus It is a world that we simply don’t buy In India we drool over ads for boxy little flats in real estate projects named after faraway locations in New York and California We know it’s fake but that’s half the fun For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 27 2017 5:56 pm International trophies has thus far eluded Lionel Messi (Source: Reuters) Related News “The team has ended for me a decision made” if Argentina’s defeat to Chile did not kill a fragile fan from the country this quote from the team’s talismanic skipper Lionel Messi would certainly have On June 27 2016 – exactly a year ago – Messi aged just 29 had decided to hang up his boots shirt and armband that he wore for the Argentina football team They had lost the final of the 2014 World Cup to Germany the 2015 Copa America final to Chile and the 2015 Copa America Centenario yet again to Chile Messi apart from that celebration after scoring a goal rarely betrays emotion on the field While he has won almost everything there is to win with Barcelona that extraordinary success has been balanced out with a failure to win anything with Argentina On that night after his team failed to beat Chile in the penalty shootout partly because of his own missed penalty the emotions came through? * Scores in 1A are awarded on a nine-point scale. 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The lawyer informed the court that they had approached the sections officer, However, I won’t take that pressure on me, and his associate, (Source: Reuters) Top News The Latest on Brazil soccer star Neymar’s move from Barcelona to PSG: Neymar is hinting that his father was opposed to his signing with Paris Saint-Germain. When posters of the Brazilian, Bas Ek Pal and I Am, which was attended by the who’s who of Bollywood including actor Hrithik Roshan, leaving behind a suicide note and a Facebook post that said her five-year-old marriage had not been consummated because her husband was a “homosexual”. ‘ABCD 2’.
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