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was arrested from his Surat home after the city’s crime branch received a complaint from Uttarakhand Police following the questioning of one Tejas Patel in Dehradun.We resent the delay this intrusion will cause.Islamic seminary Darul Uloom in Deoband is planning to cancel their Bakrid holidays when they mostly travel by train to go home. To an extent, the accused cited the increase in the dam’s height from the initial proposal of 43 metres to 74 metres as the reason behind the hike in the project cost. I see newcomers easily say ‘I can’t talk in English I will only talk in Hindi.the target audience being mainly students. The writer is chancellor,Central University of Gujarat [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by K K Kailash | Published: March 31 2016 12:15 am Harish Rawat in Dehradun Tuesday (Source: Express photo by Virender Singh Negi) Top News We have a new entry in the iron laws of Indian politics list It goes as follows When political parties are in or close to power at the Centre they see the merits of the strong-Centre model of federalism and when they are away from the Centre they can only see its limitations The BJP was highly critical of the office of governor sang the cooperative federalism song and endorsed the Bommai judgment when in opposition In sharp contrast as the ruling party today it only sees the advantages of the same instrumentalities it was critical of two years ago More than two decades after the Supreme Court verdict limiting the abuse of constitutional power by the Central government to dismiss a state government Article 356 is once again at the centre of the debate The Bommai judgment in March 1994 while reiterating the Sarkaria Commission’s observations brought Article 356 under judicial review laid down clear guidelines under which state governments could be dismissed and spelt out appropriate mechanisms for that process The judgment underlined the point that the assessment of the strength of a “ministry is not a matter of private opinion of any individual” but a question to be decided on the floor of the House The floor test procedure draws from the core idea of a parliamentary system that governments derive their legitimacy and authority from the confidence of Parliament Furthermore the court mandated suspension rather than the summary dissolution of the state assembly until both Houses of Parliament ratified the proclamation There are three dimensions to the current fracas in Uttarakhand and examining their inter-relationship will help us appreciate why Article 356 is a recurring issue in Indian politics First government-opposition relations are fundamental to making sense of Centre-state relations in India In the run-up to the 2014 general election the BJP simultaneously promised cooperative federalism as well as a Congress-mukt Bharat After Arunachal Pradesh earlier this year and Uttarakhand now it appears that the two promises sit uneasily with each other For more than a year and a half we have been witnessing the battle to achieve a Congress-mukt Bharat in terms of ideas However notwithstanding the hullabaloo it has remained invisible since it has a traction of its own primarily because of what political scientist Suhas Palshikar calls the majoritarian shift to the right in the 2000s Parallelling the mindspace battle Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand represent cruder and brasher attempts of the same agenda In both states the BJP is probably less concerned about having a government of its own than with discrediting the Congress as an organisation With numerous state elections on the horizon what could be better publicity than a party that cannot hold together Since the inauguration of the republic Central governments have used Article 356 for partisan advantage of the ruling party However under Indira Gandhi the provision became an important tool to shape the political system to suit her agenda The eerie similarity between her and the current regime should not be missed Both brook no opposition do not necessarily respect institutional propriety and act as if they are here to stay forever Indira Gandhi used Article 356 not only to reduce dissent within her party but also to check the opposition parties of the time Notwithstanding the rhetoric of cooperative federalism the BJP regime today is walking the same path to stamping its dominance Like Indira Gandhi the BJP appears to be using assembly suspension to tactfully change the ruling composition to its advantage Suspensions are double-edged: On the one hand they seem to uphold the spirit of the Bommai judgment by giving the state a chance to get things back on the rails But on the other they also provide strategic actors with enough space for manipulation Despite the lofty claims of saving democracy protecting the interests of the state and so on as the Congress in the past the BJP obviously has no qualms in stoking dissent and encouraging party switches Second internal party dynamics should not be ignored when probing systemic issues The relatively weak state of party organisations in India and the Congress organisation in this particular case have to be considered First of all intra-party groups or factions exist in almost all parties and need not always have negative connotations The working of different groups within the Congress in Kerala is probably a good example of how internal competition keeps the party alive Factions can therefore act as weather vanes of public opinion and make political parties more flexible and representative The problem arises when party factions convert their success into a winner-takes-all system leaving no space for the other groups The reported experience of Congress dissidents in both Arunachal and Uttarakhand shows that systematic exclusion led to frustration and demoralisation ultimately jeopardising the party itself Ruling factions must be open to negotiation and sharing power and the central leadership should not be taking sides Finally structural frameworks matter Institutional studies tell us that since actors adapt their behaviour to the institutional rules in place the effects of rules are often invisible Small states with less than 100 legislative assembly members have been unstable and have had a more frequent change of leadership compared to larger states The lower thresholds to beat the anti-defection law incentivise party switches and this may explain the instability Second the strong-Centre model of federalism combined with the weak financial position of many smaller states also encourages them to shift positions These two factors make smaller states particularly vulnerable not only to party switches but also to the machinations of the ruling party at the Centre The Congress is at the receiving end for the first time It can cry itself hoarse but history suggests that it will do nothing to institutionalise a fairer system if it is in a position to do so The writer is with the department of political science University of Hyderabad For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Montreal | Published: August 11 2017 11:03 am Rafael Nadal failed to advance to quarter-final of Rogers Cup (Source: AP) Related News Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6 6-4 7-6 (4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday night The 18-year-old Shapovalov from Richmond Hill Ontario advanced to a quarterfinal meeting Friday night with France’s Adrian Mannarino who defeated Hyeon Chung of South Korea 6-3 6-3 Shapovalov has taken major strides this week to reach his goal of cracking the world’s top 100 with wins over Rogerio Dutra Silva and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro He also halted Nadal’s bid to regain the No 1 ranking which the Spaniard could have achieved by reaching the semifinals Shapovalov battled back after Nadal cruised through the first set then erased a 3-0 deficit in the tiebreaker for the biggest victory of his career Roger Federer overcame a weak first set to post a 4-6 6-4 6-2 victory over Spaniard David Ferrer in an earlier third-round match In Friday’s quarterfinals the second-seeded Federer will face 12th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain who outlasted Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6 7-6 (5) 7-6 (2) on center court at Uniprix Stadium Unseeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman posted a strange win over American Jared Donaldson 0-6 7-5 7-5 to advance to a quarterfinal meeting with Robin Haase the 52nd-ranked Dutchman who upset seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6 (3) 4-6 6-1 Kevin Anderson of South Africa downed American Sam Querrey 6-4 6-1 and will next play fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev who ousted 16th-seeded Nick Kyrgios 6-4 6-3 Federer who breezed past Canadian Peter Polansky in the second round on Wednesday struggled in the opening set spraying balls long wide or into the net but gradually rediscovered at least some of the form that has seen the 36-year-old Swiss earn two grand slam wins this year Federer is 17-0 in his career against the 35-year-old Ferrer who was ranked third in the world in 2013 but is now at No33 Bautista Agut fought off a match point to force a tiebreaker which the tired-looking Monfils opened with a double fault and never challenged again The unseeded Monfils played his third straight three-set match including an upset win over fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori in the second round Schwartzman saved four match points to upset third-seeded Dominic Thiem in the second round The win over Donaldson put him in a quarterfinal for the sixth time this year Schwartzman’s only ATP win was on clay in Istanbul last year Donaldson 20 was seeking a first career quarterfinal in a Masters Series tournament where he is 0-13 in round of 16 matches For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 15 2016 1:00 am Dipa Karmakar’s final score of 15066 gave her the fourth position in the final (Source: Reuters) Top News India’s Dipa Karmakar almost pulled off the impossible in Gymnastics at Rio 2016 Olympics after finishing fourth in the Vaults final She missed the bronze medal by 0150 points USA’s Simone Biles won the gold medal with a score of 15966 while the silver went to Russia’s Maria Paseka after her score of 15253 Bronze was bagged by Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber for her score of 15216 Karmakar’s final score of 15066 gave her the fourth position in the final Her first vault fetched her 14866 points but her Produnova gave her 15266 She was second after her two vaults but Russia and USA were the last to go and that pushed Karmakar out of the top three position The Indian gymnast’s first vaults had a score of 6000 in difficulty and 8866 in execution and that made her a strong contender for a medal In the second vault the Produnova the difficult points were 7000 but the execution gave her 8266 points She occupied the second position after the vaults Karmakar had created history when she became the first Indian to qualify for the apparatus finals She had finished eighth in the qualification event of the Vaults with a score of 14850 to qualify This capped another dismal day for India at the Rio Games as it failed to open their medal account with only for six days left Star badminton player Saina Nehwal crashed out of Games after losing her second game in group stage and later tennis mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna lost their bronze medal play-off Dipa Karmakar’s final: As it happened In hockey India lost 3-1 to Belgium in the quarter-finals to crash out of the Olympics Boxer Manoj Kumar also bowed out of the Games after his pre-quarters loss For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Sriram Veera | Bangalore | Updated: December 31 2016 11:47 am Mashrafe Mortaza Related News All that is gold does not glitter wrote JRR Tolkien 2016 saw four passages of play which got overshadowed by widely celebrated feats that followed Hopefully this quartet – to quote from Tolkien’s poem again – ‘a light from the shadows shall spring’ in 2017 The kid Mashrafe Mortaza catches fish by bare hands The teenaged Mortaza jumps off a bridge onto moving trucks 20 feet below The cricketer Mortaza gets into a rickshaw to go to stadiums in Dhaka The superstar urges the cops to go easy on a fan who rushes out to the field to hug him The much-adored captain is almost crushed to death by a bus and even as the fans seek vengeance he decides not to press charges against the driver He is there in billboards in television adverts and in people’s hearts as the most grounded cricketing legend Everybody loves Mash In March though Bangladesh’s emotional lodestar was choking up in Bangalore The game against India in the T20 world cup was couple of days away and the camp was sucker-punched by the news that the pacer Taskin Ahmed and spinner Arafat Sunny were suspended by the ICC from bowling due to suspect actions The press conference seemed like a funereal place as the emotional Bangladesh journalists trooped in for commiserations and condolences INSTANCE 2: When Mohammed Shami was breezier than breeze Mortaza sat hunched face weighed down by sadness and he admitted grief had gate-crashed into their camp “If two of the boys at home are in some sort of trouble you can’t focus on your work You will be dispirited It’s like that with us now If you look at us you can tell” Mortaza mumbled out somberly Sad hurt emotional confused helpless but somehow Mortaza managed to not let any anger seep through The press interaction ran over half-an-hour and half of it was in Bangla but you didn’t need to understand the language to feel the sadness Mortaza was the emotionally sorted-out senior in the team but you felt he could do with an avuncular arm around the shoulder You wondered whether he and his team could recover in time for the India game INSTANCE 3: Junior World Cup Quarters India vs Spain: Enrique Gonzalez leaves seven Indian defenders in his slipstream They nearly sent India out of the tournament in an astonishing emotional turnaround It’s clear that it wouldn’t have been possible without Mortaza That evening as ever it’s his arms that told the story — sometimes he waved them here and there to set fields often he wrapped them around his younger team-mates’ shoulder at times he held his face and by the end he must have been holding his head He had bowled craftily giving just 22 runs in four overs and even promoted himself in the chase though he couldn’t do what he would have hoped But his team inspired by their leader nearly did the job INSTANCE 4: Archery 2016 Olympics: When Deepika Kumari got five 10s in nine shots The match itself needs no retelling – the game would turn on its head in the last over when Mahmudullah slapped a full toss and Mushfiqur Rahim swatted a short ball to waiting palms and they would have still managed to pull off a special win off the last ball but were done in by MS Dhoni’s run to run-out Mustafizur Rehman Rehman ran Dhoni ran and the match ran away from Mortaza’s grasp but he had once again won the hearts For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: June 30 2016 8:23 pm The success story of popular TV show “Gangaa” which showcases the story about a girl’s indomitable spirit and her will to survive has been encapsulated in a TV film titled “Gangaa – ‘Chota Parda Badi Movie’” Top News The success story of popular TV show “Gangaa” which showcases the story about a girl’s indomitable spirit and her will to survive has been encapsulated in a TV film titled “Gangaa – ‘Chota Parda Badi Movie’” The two-hour movie will encompass protagonist Gangaa’s journey from challenging the social norms to standing up for herself The story of the film will focus upon sensitive issues like child marriage widowhood and rigid customs “’Gangaa’ is close to my heart It showcases the story of a child widow who is a strong girl and fights the society and challenges the logic behind such social norms and practices I am really excited that the channel has decided to make a short film on it” Aditi who plays the role of Gangaa in the show said in a statement “Gangaa – ‘Chota Parda Badi Movie’” will be aired on Saturday on &TV For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: September 16 2016 3:45 am Top News Film producers in Kerala have raised objections to a directive of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) that films should be submitted in digital format for screening by the board In fact the Kerala Film Chamber challenged the directive in the Kerala High Court and obtained a stay on the order last month According to CBFC regional officer A Prathibha the order that the film should be submitted in digital format is meant to prevent piracy However film producer Suresh Kumar who is also a member of the Kerala Film Chamber said “Submitting a film in digital format would cost Rs 50000 apart from the usual fee of Rs 20000 At present we are submitting films for CBFC screening in DVD format which does not involve additional financial burden’’ In Kerala digital relay of films on most of the screens is controlled by Qube Digital Cinema Network Hence the films have to be loaded into the Qube server at the expense of the producer for CBFC screening Kumar said that since Qube controls digital movie screening in the state the new order would allow the company to monopolise the industry It could reduce the uploading fee for the relay of the films submitted through it for CBFC screening he said “Once the digital copy is certified we cannot make even a minor change in the film” another filmmaker said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News as a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Pune will see a three-day event celebrating the culture.

t increased, they will then need other results to fall in their favour. An outstanding victory for the Indian shuttler who came back from a bad knee injury exhibited her confidence on the court." she said. There is a lot of difference now in what he earns individually through the stage shows and the songs, says Ram Even in case of Indian Oceanthe sale of their studio albums went up after the Black Friday soundtrack released Indian Ocean since then have lent their music to the soundtrack of Peepli Live Ramin facthas gave voice for one of music director Pritam’s songs Some bands struggle to keep their sound intact even if they enter the world of Bollywood We have not done the regular four and a half minute songs because we never believed in them?concerned authorities have to ponder over a better remedy.November 21).

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