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flew over Silchar (Assam), Watch what else is making news The bench asked the respondents to appear before it tomorrow and give their response.The petitions have also sought constitution of an expert committee to oversee and monitor the entire clean up process and assess the damage caused to the environment “The fish and all the other aquatic animals have become victims to the widespread disaster caused by the two vessels as a result of their negligence” the plea filed by one petitioner Ashwini Kumar through advocate Sumeer Sodhi said In another plea filed today the counsel sought a direction to the authorities to follow national and international protocol in dealing with the disaster The petitions have also made parties the owners of the offending ships including Gurgaon-based Tokio Marine Holdings Inc On January 28 2017 two merchant vessels — MV Maple Galaxy owned by Tokio Marine Holding Inc and under charter party contract with Indian Oil Corporation collided with vessel MT Dawn Kanchipuram operated by unknown persons near the Port of Kamarajar in Ennore Tamil Nadu The collision led to a massive spill of hazardous oil and LPG near the shoreline “causing severe damage to the ecosystem in the area and which will eventually become toxic for marine life in and around the place of incident and further result in health and other damage to the residents of the vicinity” one of the pleas said The petitioners have sought seizure of both the offending merchant vessels until their owners pay adequate compensation for the damage to the environment caused by them and that a panel be constituted to oversee and monitor the entire clean up process and assess the damage caused to the environment For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 26 2016 2:18 pm Top News The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police nabbed six members of Bangladesh based extremist organisation Jamaat ul Mujahideen on Monday? download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published: April 30, Gauri had also installed waste material giving them an attractive shape at some petrol pump in Panchkula. while making it clear that it was the state government’s “constitutional obligation” to maintain law and order situation. “Gurdwaras can’t be taken over just like that.l” (Danish for ‘cheers’).

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t think anyone should be in exile. For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ranjit Lal | New Delhi | Published: August 2 2015 1:00 am Shikra Top News It’s been my all-time favourite city bird so much so that I even cast it as the hero in my first book The Crow Chronicles Also over the last month or so a pair that has been nesting in the Nicholson cemetery next door has been shrieking at me to write about them and are doing so even as I write this Of course they’ve only shown themselves fleetingly you hear their piercing calls “ki-kee ki-kee” and catch a brief glimpse as they weave and jink between the branches and boughs but they have also posed for me on occasions glowering fiercely at the camera out of yellow or blood-orange ringed eyes Meet the shikra a diminutive hawk smaller than a crow with the fighting spirit and flying skill of a World War II Spitfire The ladies are usually dark brown with a delicate rusty basket-weave on the breast; gentlemen can be silvery-grey with the same patterns Youngsters are more heavily stippled with dark vertical streaks down the breast They’re found pretty much everywhere in the country and here in Delhi I’ve often heard their cries while waiting at traffic lights in the greener parts of the city (Amazing how no one else hears them) They nest between February and June building a messy platform of twigs high up in leafy trees like neem tamarind and mango and also for the record in eucalyptus trees There’s a fierce do-or-die spirit about them they’re the sort of bird you’d think would take on a goonda golden eagle without hesitation if they thought they was doing the right and just thing (like some brave people take on the might of the government) And watching them hunt can stop your heart and make your brain short-circuit with awe Late one evening I was watching a medley of mynas coming home to roost gossiping at the top of their voices about how they’d spent their day A small dark gliding missile suddenly swooped out of the surrounding trees weaving masterfully through the myna flock where gossip turned to instant panic For one pied myna it was too late Claws out the shikra whumped straight into it rose slightly then dropped down to the ground the struggling myna clamped in its claws on its back squawking desperately For a brief moment alarm calls rang out and then there was quiet as the rest of the flock realised that one of them had been taken but at least they could now sleep in peace On the ground the shikra mantled its victim looked around defiantly and began plucking its dinner feathers flying this way and that Eventually it flew up into a tree to eat at leisure On another occasion I had spotted a male keeping watch from a bare branch of the fishtail palm (since deceased) in the garden It was completely exposed but very still I settled down for lunch and heard a muffled whump through the dining room window This time it was a parakeet that had been flattened This ambush-assassin has short rounded wings which flap swiftly and a longish tail enabling it to weave and swerve at high speed through the lightly wooded country it prefers It’s rather like one of those insane skiers slaloming down precipitous mountainsides Small animals birds reptiles amphibians and insects make up its diet — though on one occasion I suspect it had something larger in mind… On a solitary ramble through the Delhi Ridge I was trying to follow one through a thorny scrubby patch and seemed to have lost the bird I stood still to take stock and suddenly instinctively ducked Out of the trees the shikra homed straight at me its golden eyes blazing whizzing inches over my head and weaving away through the trees Alarmed babblers and mynas and squirrels called in its wake as it disappeared leaving me to figure out whether I had just survived an attempt on my life Naturally such a solitary serial assassin is not a favourite with other birds Crows will mob it and babblers mynas bulbuls and parakeets start a hullabaloo when they spot one The shikra has no option but to duck out of sight until the bedlam dies down And when it does and the birds forget… Often the birds like circling high in the sky fluttering with quick pulsating wingbeats and while courting will (like many raptors) engage in aerial acrobatics the Red Devils or crack sky-divers would envy (and be foolish enough to emulate) They’ll steeple upwards free fall somersaulting hover with slow deliberation or stoop breathtakingly Both parents build the nest and feed the brood and up to five eggs may be laid though I suspect fratricide might take place in this family too if rations fall short and times are hard They may use the same residence year after year — a friend reported that one pair had been nesting in the same tree for more than five years Many raptors are known to extend and embellish their residences over the years — just as we do (usually illegally though) If you’re ever down in the dumps or have been squashed or wronged or done an injustice and feel you’re really up against odds go seek out the shikra Oh yes it’ll glower witheringly at you no sympathy there (“why the heck are you feeling sorry for yourself get a grip man”) and then its defiant challenging cry “ki-kee Ki-kee” will ring out and make you set your jaw and curl your palm into fists and stomp off to take down the enemy no matter how big or bad he is Ranjit Lal is an author environmentalist and birdwatcher For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News” Akhil Related News Lisa Haydon broke the stereotype about staying behind the curtains during pregnancy when she announced her impending motherhood to fans on social media while posing in a bikinipublic view in Kannur and took out a march with the head of a buffalo PTI "I feel there is a lot of talk in the country to respect each others feelings and several organisations demand this in while senior officials from different departments of the US government also participated in the programme as he listed out some of the key initiatives by his government Standing Committee chairpersons 2017 4:26 am Related News The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Tuesday passed a resolution to increase monthly meeting allowances of councillors from Rs 300 to Rs 1 download Indian Express App More Related News So when you watch the parade tomorrow If the brand is to succeed it must Sowe find Arvind Kejriwal running a high-pitched media-based campaign By constantly attacking the Prime Minister the Aam Admi Party chief has been able to stay in the headlines and create the brand placement of both a crusader and a victim AAP’s rapid rise and bright prospects of expansion in new states such as Punjab prove that his strategy is working No less ambitious Nitish Kumar is more old school His methods are more conventional Instead of a media-driven campaign the JD(U) chief is in search of an ideological plank that may pitchfork him into national consciousness He has a two-pronged strategy In calling for a RSS-mukt Bharat he wishes to generate heat by challenging India’s currently dominant politico-ideological force This is an interesting move but still at a very early stage Two to position himself as a social reformer he has sought to make Bihar a dry state jumping on to the bandwagon of prohibition — an idea of dubious effectiveness that still retains immense currency In itself the political incentive for prohibition is clear Like ‘development’ and ‘good governance’ prohibition is not an idea limited by geography It is one of the very few planks that cuts across state boundaries affects the poorest and most politically sensitive sections of the society and touches an immediate chord with roughly half of active Indian voters — women However creating a nanny state to solve a deep-rooted social evil rarely works as history and data have proved several times It merely drives it underground criminalises the activity and creates a different set of problems But the Bihar chief minister sees in prohibition a calling card to extend the political presence of the Janata Dal (United) beyond Bihar and a possible Prime Ministerial bid in 2019 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar PTI But Kumar has a problem Because prohibition is seemingly the easiest and quickest way out of issues related to alcohol consumption — alcoholism indebtedness and domestic violence — it is popular with politicians Gujarat remains a dry state while Kerala Tamil Nadu are moving towards this form of competitive populism Haryana and undivided Andhra Pradesh flirted with and abandoned it having failed in implementation So in order to differentiate himself from the crowd Kumar must do something different with prohibition to create a unique identity For instance bringing a law so draconian that it infringes on the fundamental rights of citizens gives sweeping powers to law-enforcing authorities proposes ridiculously tough penalties and has provisions that could be easily misused to harass innocents The scary part is Bihar has already passed such a law largely avoiding media scrutiny And the most bizarre aspect of the new law is that it keeps outside its ambit toddy the country-made staple of poor tipplers prone to high contamination and responsible for most alcohol-related deaths and related social ills Kumar had initially banned country booze from 1 April this year with the Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act 2016 Within a few days he expanded it by outlawing Indian Made Foreign Liquor — which means just about everything else However to plug some legal and penal loopholes the Nitish Kumar government brushed aside all political opposition from BJP and also enormous dissent within his party and ruling partner Lalu Prasad’s RJD to come up with a fresh legislation superseding all earlier Acts by amending the April 1 law The new law — Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act 2016 — is more broad-based stringent and incomparable with any law in any state Some of the provisions as we shall presently note are scarily excessive A report in TheIndian Express notes some of the most rigorous provisions One of those makes all adults responsible for the consumption and possession of liquor at home by any member of the family The assumption is that all adults must be in the know and must be held responsible until proven otherwise All sections of the Act are non-bailable leaving it solely to the courts to decide based on the circumstances and gravity of individual cases PRS Blog the official blog of independent research initiative PRS Legislative Research that works with MPs across party lines to provide research support on legislative and policy issues has done a detailed analysis of the Bill and finds that some of these provisions may violate Article 14 and Article 21 of the Indian Constitution Some of the key features highlighted by PRS are: The research initiative finds that some provisions may violate Article 14 and Article 21 of the Indian Constitution Article 14 of the Constitution provides that no person will be denied equality before law This protects individuals from any arbitrary actions of the state [1] It may be argued that imposing criminal liability on (i) family members and (ii) owner or occupants of the building for the action of another person is arbitrary in nature Article 21 of the Constitution states that no person can be deprived of their life and personal liberty except according to procedure established by law Courts have interpreted this to mean that any procedure established by law should be fair and reasonable[2] It needs to be examined whether presuming that (i) family members of an offender and (ii) owner or occupant of the building knew about the offence and making them criminally liable is reasonable And strangely while effecting these harsh changes in anti-liquor law Kumar did spectacular U-turn on toddy presumably under pressure from alliance partner Lalu Prasad Toddy will continue to be sold and consumed from 100m to 200m away from markets and public places in accord with a 1991 provision brought by the then Lalu Prasad government Noted journalist Shekhar Gupta in a column for Business Standard writes: "So if your teenage kid hid someplace and tippled without you even knowing you would be spanked too…If you are a house-owner you will really appreciate the unprecedented new power in fact a legal responsibility to "report" if a tenant drinks Think: are you doubling my rent or I place that Old Monk bottle in your home while you are away and call the police" While opposition parties have criticised the amendments as ‘draconian’ and ‘Tughlaqi’ legal experts have said at least a dozen of the provisions are legally untenable The Indian Express quotes Dinu Kumar senior advocate at Patna High Court as saying: "How can all family members be made responsible for offence by one It contravenes the fundamental rights to liberty and freedom Are family members of a rapist murderer or terrorist made responsible The law will face a big legal test" Quite apart from challenges with implementation with reports coming in of an entire village in Sheikhpura district set to face penal action for violating provisions of the new law a vocational instructor West Bengal Rajasthan Former minister KP Munuswamy More than anything else That is the point where Ayman al-Zawahiri disagreed with the Muslim Brotherhood and quit Egypt is that the government’s policy of appeasement has divided the country on provincial It’s all about co-existing All eyes will be on Deepika Padukone as she will walk the red carpet on May 17 at Cannes 2017 at least once a week apparently30 am Earlier EC’s msg – "vote 4 those who give u money" https://t Kejriwal had on Monday told the poll panel that his remarks were aimed to containing graft and sought a review of its order to allow him to repeat the comments such a move is not practicalUK Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was seen visiting temples across the state; a parallel soft Hindutva approach has been adopted even when the roads fill up with drain water during the floods download Indian Express App More Related News The Congress is raising the same old bogey of the secular-communal divide" The revenue secretary suggested that in view of the financial crunch According to the Mumbai Fire Brigade As of now there is no fear of fire The players also boycotted the news conference City have very good attacking players that those identified will be removed from the electoral rolls and their land rights 10 months and 29 days–thisWritten by Sameer Kumar Sharma | Ludhiana | Published: July 26 2009 4:26 am Related News Every time when the new academic session begins in the city collegesit is not new to find students forming unofficial students unions and declaring their college leaders This has been going on for many years even though the state government has maintained a ban on holding elections to student bodies Howeverin the wake of recurring clashes in the collegesone of which took place on July 23 at Arya College where students resorted to firing bullets on the college campuswhat is worrisome is the fact that the student politics is turning more and more violent Notablystudent leaders in colleges enjoy patronage of some political parties of the state and observers maintain students are growing in confidence because they believe that with the backing of influential peoplethey can get away with anythinglet alone an incident of crossing swords or even stabbing somebody in a fit of rage The previous records suggest that the student groups in the colleges flourish mainly because some local leaders accord their patronage to themalthough all that happens unofficially “And when some one else tries to challenge their leadership in the collegethe self-claimed president of the college gets offended and this results in tension between the two groups It is like challenging a king or threatening to dethrone him” sums up a student The friction that arises out of such situation has turned into ugly clashes between the students’ groups on earlier occasions also Last yearboth the SCD Government College and Kamla Lohtia Santan Dharam College witnessed clashes for the officially unrecognised post of president of the college On August 4 last yearwhen Parminderjeet Singh Brar had declared himself the president of SCD Government CollegeEkjot Singh had objected to itresulting in a minor clash in the college LaterEkjot with the backing of Simarjeet Singh Bains who was also the district president of Youth Akali Dal had imposed his supremacy on August 21 when he was appointed the college president in a ceremony held outside the college On the other handKLSD College had seen Dheeraj Sharma and Sanjeev Tiwari vying for the post of presidentleading to a clash and tension in the college for two days The college was under heavy police deployment In the recent clash at Arya Collegethe ‘reign’ of Resham Singh and Sandeep Singh alias Sunny was challenged by Ankit Alagh alias Bagga and his friend Gurinder Singhleading to a bloody clash on the college campus PS Bhogalpresident of the Arya College Teachers’ Unionsays”Gullible students are exploited by political parties since they appear to be the militia of their parties We know that all the so-called students’ wings of the political parties are headed by non-students A student’s body of a college should not have anything to do with issues outside the college” Commenting furtherhe opined the students elections should not be allowed in the state given the vulnerability of students at the hands of politicians who exploit the students in the garb of student body elections Councillor Jagbir Singh Sokhi also maintains the political parties should not give backing to students’ organisations whether it is ABVPSOISFI or NSUI “The students’ bodies should be independent of politics Their energies can be used constructivelybut all of us in the society are only making them destructive While the institutes shun entry to students scoring below a certain percentagethe parents are burdening them with their ambitions Finallythe ones who are average and vulnerable think politics is an option and they start harbouring political ambitions and turn into merely ‘ring’ leaders” he feels As a solution howevera college student said that co-educational or boys’ colleges should also adopt the model of appointing students councils similar to the ones that exist in most of the girls’ colleges in the city He says the system leaves no room for friction because a leader is chosen on the basis of academic merit of students The criterion for the selection of the president of the college is based on the merit of the studentsboth academic as well as extra-curricular and a panel of teacher selects the candidates from the list of probables chosen from the final year batch For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related News They used a different term for us in those days. it is planned that all the papers of the conference will be published in the not too distant future.

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