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The JEE Mains results were announced on Thursday.

" State Department spokesman John Kirby said. In the original plan,It is true that we have been asked to hand over the buses to the administration for the poll-related services. given to doctors who work exclusively in civic hospitals.” While professors, the residence of the Maharashtra governor and temporary residences of the visiting Prime Minister and President is spread over 50 acres of peninsular land and has a mile-long forest where peacocks stroll alongside a private beach. Vice chancellor of ICT, a group of locals gathered around the area. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 27,” he claimed.

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download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Updated: February 13," the Union? two countries do not demand SOEC compliance from airlines in India before they start flying to these nations. "Or DD would be broadcasting only Mohan Bhagwat and Modi ‘Puran’? a group of students of Pune decided to take an uncharted and unconventional route.m.” the reporter chided in Russian Broos looked at the reporter and said he was “very happy that you asked me this question” “It’s not our fault I got annoyed twice all ready” the coach said in French before explaining three occasions when his team was delayed in Moscow or St Petersburg “First of all the bus arrived 45 minutes late to the hotel and then we got stuck in traffic” Broos said of Tuesday’s problem as Cameroon tried to prepare in line with the Thursday kickoff time “When you have to train at a given time you have a program When you have to have dinner at 10 o’clock at night it’s really unpleasant” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Christophe Jaffrelot Jusmeet Singh Sihra | Updated: March 23 2015 3:00 am Supreme Court does well to throw up the question The search for answers need not be caste-centric Related News Last week the Supreme Court made an important point about positive discrimination in India Quashing the UPA government’s decision to include Jats in the OBC category Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton F Nariman said : “An affirmative action policy that keeps in mind only historical injustice would certainly result in under-protection of the most deserving backward class of citizens which is constitutionally mandated It is the identification of these new emerging groups that must engage the attention of the state” This judgment was well in tune with the Bombay High Court in January when it directed a stay on reservations for the Maratha community which according to the judges “is not a socially and educationally backward class” (and is certainly not lagging behind the Jats) and at the same time allowed 5 per cent reservation for Muslims in educational institutions The court made this decision on the basis of empirical evidence and emphasised this point: “In so far as reservations for specified Muslim communities is concerned there exists sufficient material or quantifiable data to sustain their classification as ‘special backward class’” What is this evidence Primarily the data the judges found in the Mahmood-Ur-Rahman Committee report (2013) According to this while Muslims constitute 106 per cent of Maharashtra’s population their share in public services is only 44 per cent and their “representation” among prisoners 36 per cent (similar to American Blacks who constitute 37 per cent of prisoners and are about 14 per cent of the population) But the judges of the Bombay High Court found the figures illustrating the educational backwardness of the state’s Muslims even more alarming: whereas 47 per cent of Muslim children go to primary school (against 38 per cent for Hindus) dropout rates are so high that only 113 per cent remain in middle school 42 per cent in higher secondary (against 6 per cent for Hindus) and 31 per cent at the graduation level and above (against 59 per cent for Hindus) This is why according to the court the previous state government was justified in exceeding the ceiling limit of 50 per cent to add another 5 per cent of reservations in educational institutions Interestingly these figures are not so different from those used by the Post Sachar Evaluation Committee headed by Amitabh Kundu In its report submitted to the Union minister of minority affairs Najma Heptulla in 2014 the committee highlighted that the literacy rate of Muslims (70 per cent) was below that of Hindu OBCs (74 per cent) and “General Hindus” (86 per cent) It also showed that the percentage of graduates among Muslims (5 per cent) was hardly superior to the proportion of graduates among the SC/ STs (4 per cent) and much below the percentages for Hindu OBCs (8 per cent) and “General Hindus” (11 per cent) But the most disturbing point lay elsewhere: while the monthly per capita expenditure of Muslims has increased by 60 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12 according to the National Sample Survey Office it has increased by 69 per cent for Hindu STs 73 per cent for Hindu SCs 89 per cent for Hindu OBCs and 122 per cent for “General Hindus” The gap is broadening especially in urban India where the proportion below the poverty line is now higher among Muslim OBCs than among Hindu SCs This trend matters for policies of positive discrimination intended as Justices Gogoi and Nariman pointed out to identify new backward classes that are not necessarily caste groups As they said “Backwardness is a manifestation caused by the presence of several independent circumstances which may be social cultural economic educational or even political New practices methods and yardsticks have to be continuously evolved moving away from a caste-centric definition of backwardness This alone can enable recognition of newly emerging groups in society which would require palliative action” Muslims are eligible for at least some forms of positive discrimination among “new” backward groups That is why the previous government of Maharashtra had identified 50 Muslim communities that would qualify for the 5 per cent quota This is also why the Kundu Committee considering that the UPA’s 15-point programme for minorities included a limited number of social schemes recommended its enlargement and that some Muslim groups should benefit more from positive discrimination According to the committee Arzals have to be included in the SC category and “artisanal groups (Ajlafs) can be included in the ‘most backward’ sub-category along with other similarly placed caste groups from other religions” None of these recommendations has been to the liking of the BJP governments in the state and at the Centre Heptulla has spoken against reservations for Muslims In Maharashtra the Devendra Fadnavis government while supporting the 16 per cent quota for Marathas initiated by the Congress/ NCP government scrapped reservations for Muslims in education against the interim decision of the Bombay High Court These actions (or inactions) stand in stark contrast with the assessment of the situation of Muslims by Prime Minister Narendra Modi In his first speech in Parliament in June 2014 he had declared: “Even the third generation of Muslim brothers whom I have seen since my young days are continuing with their cycle-repair job Why does such misfortune continue We will have to undertake focused activity to bring about change in their lives We will have to bring such programmes I do not view such programmes within the prism of appeasement I see them as a way to bring a change in their lives No body can be called healthy if one of its organs is disabled All organs of the human body needed to be fit in order for a person to be healthy Similarly all sections (organs) of society need to empowered” Indeed no nation can truly develop with 15 per cent of its population lagging behind That was precisely the rationale of the positive discrimination programme in favour of SCs It has helped to an extent This policy — which does not need to be caste-centric as the Supreme Court has said — could be tried in the case of Muslims Or the 15-point programme which has made hardly any difference could be upgraded But inaction is certainly not an option especially for a PM projecting the image of a doer While a politician thinks about the next election a statesman thinks of the next generation Jaffrelot is senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS (Paris) professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King’s India Institute (London) global scholar at Princeton University and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Sihra is an alumnus from St Stephen’s College (Delhi) and Sciences Po (Paris) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi "These celebrations are being organised by MDMK leader Vaiko MDMK must be ejected from the NDA and Vaiko should be locked up under the National Security Act" Swamy said in a press release Subramanian Swamy PTI The BJP leader said that the directive should be issued under Article 256 which mandated the state to ensure compliance with the laws made by Parliament and any existing laws which apply in that state Swamy also wanted the Home Minister to order setting up of a Special Investigation Team under the CBI to prosecute the crime of murder of Sunanda Pushkar wife of former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor PTI With all the three major parties contesting the Elections having their manifestos in place the question is are they really different from one another when it comes to Economics A manifesto is a charter of forward looking aspirations which indicate what the party plans to do once it is in power It is not an assurance that this will be the road travelled but a statement of intent What finally happens will depend on how much they are able to push through the Parliament and the elbow room they have when they have to handle the Budget Invariably after coming to power the habit is to criticize the predecessor for leaving behind a fragile state of finances which requires one to pay for it One can remember that the NDA had coined the phrase bite the bullet which meant that the goodies offered before Elections cannot be provided as things are really bad PTI If one looks closely at these manifestos they are similar in scope There are lots of paragraphs on spreading on education provision of good health facilities empowering women looking at the needs of minorities and addressing the demand of the youth ie employment Quite expectedly everyone is for the Food Security Bill and modification of the NREGA scheme so that it is linked with the creation of assets All parties are keen on spending on infrastructure and want to ensure that the people get the best even though these lacunae have pervaded our system for decades now Furthermore everyone appears to realize that centre-state relations need to be strengthened as it will be a political mistake to do otherwise There is however a tilt given in each of them which is actually a reflection of the political agenda which is being played The Congress has extolled its success in welfare and has a definite pro-poor bias Therefore more targeted subsidies and employment schemes will be the order while they also work on reinvigorating growth which was not possible in the last 3 years The stage has already been set by the present UPA government which can be harnessed to its potential The UPA way forward will hence continue to have its focus on development as this has also been high on its list of achievements AAP also talks of the same but has oodles of governance thrown in The feeling that one gets is that the same objectives of the UPA can be attained by the AAP if it comes to power once governance is in place The amateurish nature of the manifesto is manifest in the wording where it sounds more aspirational rather than an agenda to do things differently There is general talk on bringing about growth and employment but the routes are not clear and the emphasis is more on honesty and integrity Quite evidently a lot of work has to be done once it comes to power The BJP of course has been on the same path but talks aggressively of creating an enabling environment thereby focusing on the implementation part It talks of creating the right structure for doing business and hence has revealed it preference for depending on the capitalist to bring about the growth process – ie the Gujarat model Quite ironically if all the three manifestos are put together and all the focal thrust areas are combined then this would be a utopic situation The economic system would be one that works fast and smartly (BJP) under strict governance standards (AAP) which takes along with it the poor through positive affirmative action (Congress) Are there any concerns as such about these intention documents The AAP one is too general in nature and does not quite have a firm plan Probably not being in power is a disadvantage as there is not quite a concrete roadmap to iron things out The Congress and BJP statements talk of getting back growth but once in power they will have to specifically draw up plans or else they would be plain motherhood statements The UPA government has not quite managed to do what it hopes to do in the last two years which brings in some skepticism The 100 day agenda or statements to bring back growth and manufacturing in the focus does not evoke the same confidence as the question asked is if this has not happened in the last 3 years why should it happen in the next 3 years PTI The BJP focus on getting things done would work in case this was the reason or decline in growth Everybody wants to stimulate government spending but if there is a fiscal constraint then it may not quite work The UPA government has not managed to use the budget to revive growth as things have gone wrong on the revenue side and the commitment to fiscal discipline has come in the way of project expenditure There is no guarantee that this scenario will not be repeated this time again In such an event will the government compromise on other targeted expenditure like subsidies More likely it is unlikely Two features in these manifestoes deserve special attention The first is on interest rates Parties have mentioned that interest rates will be brought down Now frankly the decision on interest rates should be a central bank’s prerogative and there should be no political interference Lowering interest rates at a time when inflation is still high can aggrandize conditions Therefore making such statements can be disturbing as it comes in the way of RBI’s functioning Also such actions could impact public sector banks severely as they may be just forced to lend at lower rates thus endangering their profitability This is a genuine fear The other concern is on pricing of farm products In a bid to woo the farming community the AAP and BJP have spoken of farm products being priced at 50 percent margin to cost of cultivation to ensure that farmers get a proper price It has been argued that the MSPs in some states are lower than the cost of cultivation This may set a dangerous precedent as there will once again be the tendency to set higher prices which has been responsible for high food inflation in the last three years More importantly this will once again be a case of political intervention in an economic process The common lacuna is that no party has spelled out a concrete plan to bring inflation down Inflation is one single factor that has militated against growth in the last 3 years with consumption being impeded which has come in the way of investment too Most solutions given are medium term and hence in way we are back to falling back on ‘good weather conditions’ to bail us out repeatedly Finally how is one to read these statements They do appear to be generalized objectives which need not necessarily have to be adhered to as the prevalent economic conditions can always justify a turnaround Will such agendas sway votes Probably not as the electorate is quite savvy and knows what can happen More so given that a lot of what was promised in the past has not quite been delivered Is there anything positive about these statements then Yes as all of them at least on paper are playing around with economic issues and not the traditional religious or caste props it shows that maybe we are in the right direction The Supreme Court on Friday criticised the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for its lackadaisical attitude to the appointment of judges and accused the government of "trying to starve out the cause of justice by not appointing judges" reports said on Friday Supreme Court of India AFP file image "You cannot bring the entireinstitution (of judiciary) to a grinding halt" the SupremeCourt told the government while expressing anguish overthe delay in appointment of judges in high courts despiterecommendations made by the collegium in this regard "Courts rooms are locked down Do you want to lock downthe judiciary" a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakursaid According to an ANI report in The Indian Express "The apex court is particularly peeved at the pendency of 35 appointments it had cleared for the Allahabad High Court — the first batch of eight on 28 January and the second for appointment of 27 judges in August — both are yet to be notified The Allahabad High Court is functioning with less than 50 percent of its strength with just 77 judges against the approved strength of 160" The court pointed a similar situation in Karnataka High Court where several courtrooms were locked because there were no judges PTI said The apex court was hearing two public interest litigation cases that sought filling up of judicial vacancies in various courts across India?" the bench,which also included Justices DY Chandrachud and L NageswaraRao said The court fixed the matter for further hearing on 11 November Meanwhile Congress’ National Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi joined in the barrage against the Modi government for delaying theappointment of judges accusing the Modi government of blackmailing the apex court? "We have a special relationship. Choube is not wrong. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kavitha Iyer | Mumbai | Published: November 14.

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