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It has opposed the condition that the centre will have the right to deduct any amount from the state government in the event of a performance default. Srinivasan, However, There is not going to be any injustice,in the case for his alleged links to the blast. The seamer scalped Adil Rashid and Gareth Batty in quick succession and allowed England to add only fifteen runs to their overnight total. download Indian Express AppA video on Kidambi Srikanth’s Facebook page is a must-watch if you want to understand the man behind the champion. having won the China Open in 2014, For Sindhu, and undoing the below-par performance the last time she was in Glasgow.
Upinderjeet attributed her win to the good work done by her mother Amiteshwar during her tenure as a councillor. This time too, Winfrey says she was not shown a handbag she coveted by the assistant because it may have been too expensive and the girl didn?” she had said. is the ability to understand the complexity 1>2 — Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) June 15, When Raj Kishore,discretion? Discretion has become a dirty word; it is automatically associated with arbitrariness But discretion is the power or right to make official decisions using reason and judgement to choose among acceptable alternatives These decisions must be justified through public reason But giving reasons is not the same thing as making the decision fall under a general rule We are called on to exercise judgmentprecisely because there are trade-offs to be madeexternalities to be taken into account And elected governments must make these callsnot unelected judiciaries There is a tendency in courts across different domains to suspect the exercise of judgment And thereforetheir solutions are often to propose rulesso that there is no discretion left in the conventional sense of the term We inherently suspect the exercise of judgmentand overcompensate for it by peddling the illusion that rules are the only effective check on arbitrariness Between the binary of arbitrary discretion or rigid ruleslies the space for public reason And few are willing to occupy it In the 2G caseboth the government and the judiciary committed this fallacy The government has the discretionto decide policy It could have even come to the conclusion that revenue maximisation is not a worthy objective; giving spectrum for free might be conducive for consumers or developing technology But it should have given a clear public justification for its decisionsrather than relying on technical cover of precedenceetc The governments defence of its policy is shockingly feeble: the reasons adduced are vague and general The court was right to see through the cant This point is more general Democracy is not decision-making only by rulesor precedence It is government by public justification But barring a few exceptionsthe culture of government is not attuned to clearly recording reasoning for decisions and politically defending them in public The judgment is a severe indictment of professionalism in government across the board judged by the yardstick of public reason The court was not convinced that the government had adequately justified its decisions But it went to the other extreme of suggesting the idea that auctions are virtually the only legitimate way of disposing of natural resources While often truethe validity of this proposition depends on lots of things: contextmarket conditionsthe trade-offs between different objectives These can be a matter of debate and judgment It almost seems to take away legitimate government discretion understood in the correct sense of the term Its overreach is not that it held a policy decision to judicial scrutiny Its overreach is that it has used a generalised suspicion of the executive to prescribe a policyand that too framed in terms of seemingly general rules In the case of the telecom sectorat this junctureit probably does not make much difference; it is the right thing to do But in the meantimeit has givenby implicationlicence to question first-come-first-serve under the NDAwhen it did ostensibly have more justification But how this will be used as a precedent remains to be seen The courtquite rightlyinsists that any procedures for allocation should be transparent and non-discriminatory In cases where there are multiple and often competing objectivestranslating this into practice will be a challenge Courts ought to give reasonable latitude on what counts as a fair procedure in relation to specific objectives The government without the right degree of discretion is as impotent This is as much to be feared as arbitrariness But if new standards can be set on public justificationmuch will have been achieved A fair and transparent process is only one element of the fight against corruption The other dirty little secret is that transparent procedures are quite compatible with rent-seeking The paraphernalia of L1 and PQ and PPP does not necessarily stop rents from being collected If A Raja is guiltywhat strikes you most about his modus operandi is his naivetéhis lack of sophistication in doing what he did But seeming fairness has often thrown a cloak over subtler forms of collusion But the judgment also has interesting implications for how we think of ministerial responsibility The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhi(To be continued) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: March 27 2013 2:53 am Related News TANZANIAN PEARL Whether the string of pearls theory is credible or notChina continues to invest in the development of new ports all across the Indian Ocean littoral After building deep-water sea ports in Gwadar (Pakistan) and Hambantota in Sri Lanka and outlining plans for another in Kyaukphyu (Myanmar)China is now ready to build another at Bagamoyoon Tanzanias coast While these ports are civilianthey also help the Chinese navy operate worldwide As Xu Guangyufrom the China Arms Control Associationtold a Hong Kong newspaper this weekthe Chinese navy needs resupply bases as it ventures far from home waters Chinas plans for Bagamoyo came into international view during Chinese President Xi Jinpings visit to Tanzania this week en-route to the BRICS summit The port at Bagamoyowhich happens to be near the hometown of Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikweteis expected to cost around $10 billion and would help relieve the pressure on the countrys only port in the capital cityDar es Salaam A Chinese state-owned companyChina Merchants Groupwill lead the port construction Beijing also has plans to develop a special economic zone near Bagamoyo Xi signed 16 separate agreements for economic cooperation and sealed what Beijing calls an all-weather friendship with Tanzania China is already Tanzanias biggest trading partner and the second-largest investor China and Tanzania also have an expanding defence cooperation China supplies a range of basic military equipment to Tanzanian armed forces The Tanzanian navy and coast guard are built around Chinese vessels Chinese trainers stepped in when India pulled out in the 1980s from a military college at Arusha that it had helped set up after the liberation of Tanzania Since 2000when two ships of the Chinese navy called at Dar es Salaammaritime cooperation between the two countries has steadily expanded Chinese naval units conducting anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden frequently call on Dar es Salaam The discovery of massive natural gas deposits off the coast of Tanzania and neighbouring Mozambique has lent a new dimension to Chinas strategic interest in the waters of East Africa HISTORIC TIES The all-weather partnership between China and Tanzania has not been built in a day Political warmth and strategic cooperation between the two dates back to the founding of modern Tanzania by Julius Nyerere in 1964 Nyerere maintained close ties with Beijing at a time when China was isolated and actively campaigned for its entry into the United Nations as a permanent member of the Security Council in the 1960s Beijings support to infrastructure development in Tanzania goes back to the 1960swhen Mao Zedong sent thousands of Chinese engineers and workers to build a railway line between Zambias interior and Tanzanias coast The Tanzania Zambia rail system (TAZARA) eliminated Zambias dependence on South Africa and Rhodesiathen under white minority rulefor the export of its massive copper resources During his visit to TanzaniaXi visited the memorial for the Chinese citizens who died in the country during the construction of the railroad ZANZIBAR and china Xis political engagements in Dar es Salaam included a meeting with the president of ZanzibarAli Mohamed Shein The Zanzibar archipelago consists of a group of islands off the East African coast Tanzania was formed in 1964 by a union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar The archipelago is now an autonomous region within the Tanzanian union The discovery of massive off-shore natural deposits has generated some friction between the two on the question of ownershipexploitation and use There had been some pressure on Zanzibarespecially from Islamist groups on the islandfor removing the oil sector from the control of the union Tanzania and Zanzibar are now negotiating a compromise that will allow the rapid development of the countrys hydrocarbon riches In his meeting with Sheinwho earlier served as vice president of TanzaniaXi offered assistance in the development of maritime infrastructure and the exploitation of marine resources Zanzibarwhich has deep historic and cultural links with India was a protectorate of the Rajand administered from Mumbai until the early decades of the last century India has much goodwill and many equities in Tanzania and Zanzibar But they have long ceased to be part of New Delhis strategic imagination Might that change as China drops anchor in the western Indian Ocean The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Prakash Singh | Published: July 29 2017 1:00 am Keeping India Safe by Vappala Balachandran Top News The flaws in India’s internal security management and how it impacts our image in international fora Title: Keeping India Safe: The Dilemma of Internal Security Author: Vappala Balachandran Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 328 pages Price: Rs 599 Internal security provides the foundation for external security and our prestige in international fora If there are a hundred points of insurgency disaffection or rebellion those weaken the social structure and hamper economic growth and news about these unrests affects other countries’ judgement about our handling of sensitive matters Unfortunately our policy makers have not paid adequate attention to this vital sector and their threat responses have been influenced more by political considerations than strategic vision Much was expected of the NDA government but unfortunately it has also disappointed — so far at least Balachandran’s book on internal security is a valuable addition to the literature on the subject He has drawn our attention to fundamental flaws in the Constitution which are adversely affecting our handling of internal security challenges The founding fathers as he says copied the Act of 1935 while dividing Centre-state subjects without considering whether it would safeguard national integrity in times of turbulence They should have given concurrent responsibility to the Centre to deal with national security threats and not doing so was “certainly a lapse” This view is supported by leading Constitutional experts like Fali Nariman Not that the government is unaware of it but it fears opposition from states The reality has to be faced and the sooner we do it the better Balachandran is on target when he says that after 26/11 the nation was united against the scourge of terrorism and that it was an ideal opportunity to amend the Constitution and create a federal police which would investigate terror and other cases which had all-India ramifications “What was however produced was a partly empowered police (the NIA)” It was a “leadership failure” of the UPA government The author also writes of institutions which are either dysfunctional or have no statutory basis The National Security Council which should have played a key role is one of these thanks to its unclear charter The National Security Advisory Board is a collection of the best brains in the field of security but the government has not made use of this vast reservoir of talent What is worse the organisation became defunct under the NDA regime though lately it has been revived in an emaciated form The Crisis Management Group could never rise to the occasion whether in the assassination of Mrs Indira Gandhi or the hijacking of IC-814 or the 26/11 attack The Intelligence Bureau should have an oversight mechanism and be made accountable The CBI also requires a legal mandate and greater autonomy in personnel and finance The Ministry of Home Affairs has become unwieldy and needs to be bifurcated with a separate division for internal security alone All these are valuable points and need to be acted upon at the highest level The most interesting chapter deals with 26/11 It clearly brings out that the Centre had not passed on any specific intelligence to the State that the police had reacted promptly with their available resources and that there was no serious lapse But the state government could have tightened coastal surveillance and made provisions for equipment and arms easier for the police The political leadership and bureaucracy were to blame for that Were they held accountable Why the Centre didn’t institute an inquiry into the lapses of 26/11 remains a mystery to this day According to knowledgeable people the inquiry was not set up because several senior officers in Delhi would have been found guilty The NDA government according to the author has shown “no interest in revising the stagnant thinking on national security” The indictment is a bit harsh The government has taken some initiatives to improve the police and tackle Maoists but these efforts have not been as comprehensive as was required The author has also faulted the NDA government for “immaturely” dealing with the Naga problem The brain behind the framework agreement with the NSCN (IM) was of one of the finest officers of the country If the framework could not be given a final shape it is essentially because of the duplicity of the Naga leaders The book is full of facts and figures on foreign security agencies Researchers would find these useful But William Henry Sleeman has been given more space than he deserved The detailed accounts of thuggee are nevertheless interesting The writer was director general Border Security Force DGP UP and DGP Assam For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIn a column I had written for Firstpost on 27 February 2015 I had suggested that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi should use the platform of Mann Ki Baat on All India Radio to explain to the people of this country why the Land Acquisition Act of 2013 needed changes Modi addressed the issue in the Mann Ki Baat programme on 22 March 2015 He explained why the The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 which made changes to the Land Acquisition Act of 2013 was neededPrime Minister Narendra Modi PTI The Article 123 of the Constitution empowers the President to promulgate an ordinance if Parliament is not in session provided he is convinced that the situation demands so Further an ordinance is valid up to six weeks from the date on which the next session of Parliament starts After that it lapses There is no upper limit to the number of times an ordinance can re-promulgated The land acquisition ordinance issued by the Modi government has been re-promulgated thrice It is valid up until today (ie 31 August 2015) when it will be allowed to lapse Modi made this announcement over the Mann Ki Baat programme aired yesterday As he said: “Tomorrow [31 August 2015] the Land Bill will lapse and I have agreed to it The government will not repromulgate [an] ordinance but will include 13 points to reform the land acquisition law to benefit farmers” There has been much criticism of the Modi government from those on the left as well as those on the right The jhollawallahs feel that the Modi government is kowtowing to the corporate crowd which finances the Bharatiya Janata Party (not that it does not finance the Congress and other parties) Those on the right believe that it is not the job of the government to be acquiring land The issue is a little more complicated than that Land is not just needed by the private parties it is also needed by the government for projects which are of national importance and which seek to improve the quality of life of the people of this country In a recent interview to The Indian Express Mangu Singh managing director of the Delhi Metro was asked how does the Delhi Metro manage land acquisition: "Fortunately so far there hasn’t been any case where we require private land under the new Act (Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013) because we also believe it is almost impossible to acquire land under the new Act” In fact this is something that even Jairam Ramesh the brain behind the 2013 Land Acquisition Act also admits to As he writes in Legislating for Justice — The Making of the 2013 Land Acquisition Law along with Muhammad Ali Khan: “The law was drafted with the intention to discourage land acquisition It was drafted so that land acquisition would become a route of last resort” In fact for anyone who really wants to understand how complicated the process of land acquisition actually is under the 2013 Act should read Ramesh and Khan’s book It is not surprising that Singh of Delhi Metro believes that it is impossible to acquire land under the new Act And he doesn’t work for a greedy corporate For a country which has nearly 13 million people entering the workforce every year and which has aspirations of “making things” a law which discourages acquisition of land really cannot be the best way to move forward No country has gone from being developing to being developed without the expansion and success of its manufacturing sector And any manufacturing enterprise needs some land Further the physical infrastructure in the country from roads to rail to ports are all creaking Nearly 70 years after independence many villages in the country do not have access to electricity All this needs land Another fundamental point that the jhollawallahs need to understand that nearly half of the country’s population is engaged in agriculture producing only around 18 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) While it is one thing romanticising agriculture there is a fundamental problem here There are many more people working in agriculture than required This means that people needed to be moved out of agriculture The situation gets even worse once you take into account the fact that most people who work on farms don’t totally depend on income from the farm Only 17 percent of them survive entirely on money from their farm So most farmers need to make ends meet by doing other odd jobs When Modi had addressed the country through the Mann Ki Baat programme in March earlier this year he had addressed this issue when he had said: “In every household the farmer wants only one son to stay in farming But he wants other children to get out there and work because he knows that in order to run a household in this day and age different endeavours need to be made” He then went to say that given this scenario what is wrong with the government acquiring land for building an industrial corridor and ensuring that jobs are created in the vicinity of where farmers live The point being that Modi had sold the land acquisition ordinance as something that would benefit the farmers Now five months later he has withdrawn the ordinance and even sold this move as being beneficial to farmers How can that be possible The question is why has Modi taken a U-turn on the land acquisition issue after expending so much political capital behind it A simple answer is the up-coming assembly election in Bihar Other than the fact that Bihar sends 16 members to the Rajya Sabha the election is also seen as a sort of a vote on Modi’s time in office since May 2014 It is being seen as a vote on whether people still believe in Modi’s promise of “achche din” The BJP and the National Democratic Alliance do not have the numbers required in the Rajya Sabha to push through key economic legislation To get members in the Rajya Sabha the BJP plus NDA first needs to win state assembly elections The Rajya Sabha members are elected by the members of state assemblies The trouble is this focus on state assembly elections will continue for the next couple of years with elections in key states like West Bengal Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh coming up over the next few years Hence compromises on the economic reform front will keep happening Chances are the BJP plus NDA might win some of the assembly elections and end up with the numbers they require in the Rajya Sabha But by then will there be enough time left for the Modi government to deliver even a small part of the “acche din” they had sold to the people of this country For that to happen the government needs to create conditions which lead to the creation of jobs That isn’t happening at this point of time The three key economic reforms it was believed Modi would push through were: land reforms labour reforms and the goods and services tax Land reforms have been put on the back burner Labour reforms never really took off (there have been some minor moves in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh two states which barely have any industry) And so many compromises have been made in the bid to get it passed that it is better that the Goods and Services Tax does not get passed in its current shape If they continue going the way they currently are Modi and BJP might end up with a majority in the Rajya Sabha only to lose to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections And that is something the country cannot afford Because then the BJP will behave like the Congress is now (Vivek Kaul is the author of the Easy Money trilogy He tweets @kaul_vivek) Written by Agencies | Washington | Published: February 10 2012 4:52 pm Related News Parents-to-behere’s another reason to kick the butt — smoking can raise your child’s risk of developing leukemia or blood cancer A team at Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has found that heavy smoking by parents around the time of conception increases the risk of the child developing Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemiathe common form of childhood cancer “The first step towards the development of leukemia is thought to occur in uterus in a lot of cases So we look at prenatal exposures as it has to be something to do with what’s happening before the baby’s born “Tobacco is a known carcinogen andin terms of childhood leukemiathere’s a plausible biological pathway whereby paternal smoking could actually contribute to disease risk in the offspring” lead author Dr Elizabeth Milne said In their studythe researchers probed the link between parental smoking and occurrence of developing Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in a number of offspring In a comprehensive exposure questionnaire distributed nationwide to 388 families with cases of ALL and 868 control familiesthey asked mothers and fathers to state where they livedtheir occupation and how many fags they smoked for every year of their lifestarting age 15 Dr Milne said: “Using this information and knowing the year the child was bornwe were then able to look at smoking levels around the time of conception “The results indicated that the risk of ALLwhen compared with dad’s who did not smoke during the year of conceptionincreased by 35 per cent when fathers smoked more than 15 cigarettes a day around the time conception” The effect was only apparent amongst heavier smokerswith fathers who smoked less than 15 cigarettesas well as former heavy smokersnot showing any increased riskreveal the findings published in ‘American Journal of Epidemiology’ Based on evidence from laboratory studies of spermthe researchers believe that paternal smoking may cause adverse changes in sperm DNA structure that may then go on to effect the development of the babythe ‘science network’ reported “Oxidative damage to the DNA is the main type of damage seen as a result of smoking in sperm The key message is that this is something that fathers and potential fathers should be informed of” Dr Milne said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCenturion: Opening batsmen Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla both hit centuries as South Africa completed a 5-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka in the fifth and final one-day international at SuperSport Park on Friday South Africa’s 88-run win will take them to top place in the International Cricket Council one-day rankings South Africa thrash Sri Lanka to go top of ICC ODI rankings AFP "We follow the small processes and if you do that the rewards come your way" said South Africa captain AB de Villiers "I’m very proud of the way we performed "It’s an important year for us with the Champions Trophy and regaining the No 1 position is a step in the right direction" Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga admitted: "It’s been a tough tour right from the Test series (which South Africa won 3-0) It’s a very young team and the players will learn a lot from this The South African team played really good cricket" De Kock batted with sublime skill as he made 109 off 87 balls while theMan-of-the-match Amla scored 154 off 134 deliveries as South Africa piled up 384 for six after being sent in to bat The match was quickly over as a contest as Sri Lanka slumped to 82 for five But Asela Gunaratne hit 114 not out his maiden one-day international century to enable Sri Lanka to recover some pride at the end of a one-sided series finishing with 296 for eight Gunaratne and Sachith Pathirana (56) were batting when an approaching storm caused de Villiers to get his spinners to rush through some overs in order to make sure 20 overs were bowled so there could be a result in the event of play being washed out As it happened the storm passed and the South Africa bowlers were unable to regain the ascendancy they held earlier "We wanted to bowl first and there was dew on the grass which made it difficult with ball in hand towards the end" said De Villiers Fast bowler Chris Morris took the first two wickets and finished with a career-best four for 31 It was South Africa’s 11th successive one-day win and their second successive 5-0 triumph after they beat Australia by the same margin earlier in the season Man of the match Amla was content to play the supporting role in an opening stand of 187 with De Kock a record for South Africa against Sri Lanka "When Quinny gets going it’s nice to watch from the other end I was happy to play the passive role" said Amla who has hit four centuries in his last four innings at Centurion After reaching his hundred off 112 balls Amla went on the rampage to score another 54 runs off 22 balls as he added five sixes and three fours to the 12 boundaries he hit in reaching his century Faf du Plessis was named Man-of-the-series after scoring 410 runs at an average of 10250 with a strike rate of 105 "When you’re in a purple patch you have to make it count" he said New Delhi:Indian golfer Rashid Khan ishappy to find his touch again after firing a four-under 68 inthe second round to stay six shots away from the leader at thehalfway stage of the Hero Indian Open in New Delhi on Friday It was here at the Delhi Golf Course that the 25-year-oldhad clinched the SAIL-SBI Open after beating Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman in the play-off in his rookie year in 2014 Hethen edged out Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha in ChiangmaiClassic and finished 10th on the Order of Merit File Photo of Rashid Khan AFP "I’m putting really good but if I can find more greensthen I think I can do well Normally people struggle with the tee shots but I’m hitting my driver long and straight" saidRashid who carded three-under in the opening round "I’m just a little confused with my irons That’s myproblem right now I need some practice to control mydistance I hit some drivers here I’m hitting the tee shotsgood but I need to find the greens I’ve been playing okaylately My game is getting better and better" said Rashid? 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“Our contractor has been denying us our mandatory weekly offs.