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a Government of India enterprise, He left for Bihar the next day. Tewari said,It was a government re-shuffle? A division bench of Justices A S Oka and A A Sayed was told by the ACB that after conducting a discreet inquiry into the assets of Gavit and his family, It’s been a difficult time for me but I knew I had done nothing wrong, including best picture and best actor for De Niro, music by composer and producer Dhruv Ghanekar — his funky brand of jazz enmeshed with an array of sounds from world over — was being danced to.modern medicine can benefit from working with other systems of medicine whose accumulated observational wisdom seems to provide intuitive insights into maintaining health rather than just treating disease. The instructions were given by the Mission Director as per a GoI letter which asked all the states to continue the activities for essential and recommended components under NRHM as per existing approvals till the approvals for 2013-14 are issued. the Congress leadership did not introspect in 2014,after the party was squashed by the Modi wave and reduced to a paltry 44 seats in the Lok Sabha Nor in 2015 after it was routed in the Delhi assembly election winning no seats at all with most of its candidates losing their deposits So why should the setbacks of 2016 be any different why should they provoke the Congress to react differently Why should the Congress shed its carefully rehearsed routines of evasion and obfuscation and the firewalling of its top leadership from any criticism and accountability Share This Article Related Article It may be time for Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi — the latter remember promised many years ago to comprehensively overhaul the party — to finally ask the tough questions not because the losses in the latest round of assembly polls are so extraordinary but because they confirm the unchecked slide of the party They must ask why in the face of a reinvigorated BJP the Congress looks like a party that reacts to its political opponent on terms set by the latter And why against regional parties that are hectically innovating and moving and remaking their strategy in order to survive and grow like its allies in Bihar the JD(U) and RJD it seems a stranded party waiting for a cue that never comes Even in West Bengal where the Congress made an unconventional move in the form of the alliance with the CPM in this election it lacked the organisational vitality or the narrative to back it up locally For many years now the Congress has been the left-over rump after the aggressive mobilisers be it the BJP or the regional parties have weaned away bits and pieces of the erstwhile umbrella party The Congress must wonder whether it stands for any core values anymore — for instance does a commitment to secularism mean a principled stand against the minority baiting of say the BJP Or only the ostensibly pragmatic and more risk-averse strategy of soft Hindutva to take the edge off its harder version To be sure it can be argued that there is a Congress space in the polity — for a party that is more a coalition of interests than a tightly bounded entity — but it is increasingy unclear if the Congress will continue to fill it It is not clear either if the Family that has so far presided over its sprawl and provided the glue for it is performing that role as efficiently To go on from here the Congress will need to face up to its terrible shrinking and ask whether and in what form it has a future For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: September 20 2017 12:56 pm Jonny Bairstow scored maiden ODI hundred (Source: AP) Related News An unbeaten century from Jonny Bairstow helped England stroll to a seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the opening match of their one-day series at Old Trafford on Tuesday With England set a modest target of 205 in a match reduced to 42 overs per side because of a weather-delayed start the outcome was never in doubt and the main question was if Bairstow had time to reach three figures for the first time in ODIs having made three test centuries The 27-year-old Bairstow got there in the 31st over when he made three runs and a few balls later Ben Stokes sealed victory by launching Ashley Nurse over the boundary rope for six “It’s been a long time coming I made by debut so long ago It’s been a rollercoaster in ODIs but hopefully it’s a stepping block for things to come” Bairstow who has struggled to nail down a place in England’s one-day side said “I opened for Yorkshire at the start of the year and it’s gone from there I like to hope my game lends itself to the middle order and to opening Wherever the captain wants me to bat I like to think that I’m adaptable” West Indies’ defeat means they will have to go through the qualifying progress for the 2019 World Cup They made a fast start to their innings with Chris Gayle dropped by Joe Root in the first over thumping three huge sixes as the visitors reached 45 without loss after five overs Gayle reached 34 after four overs but Root made amends when he sprinted full steam to catch him on the boundary for 37 Shai Hope (35) Marlon Samuels (17) and Jason Mohammed (18) all made confident starts but wickets fell at regular intervals with Stokes the main dangerman Hope was superbly caught one-handed by man-of-the-match Bairstow on the mid-wicket boundary off the bowling of Stokes who finished with figures of three for 43 After West Indies’ innings became bogged down Jason Holder’s 41 not out helped them past the 200-mark but it never looked like being enough to stop the hosts claiming victory England’s Alex Hales was caught off the bowling of Jerome Taylor for 19 but Root joined Bairstow for a second-wicket stand of 125 before Root was bowled by Kesrick Williams for 54 Williams also removed captain Eoin Morgan for 10 but Stokes joined Bairstow as England cantered home under the lights The second match is at Trent Bridge on Thursday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: January 14 2014 4:36 am Related News An equal opportunities commission solely for religious minorities misses the point Now that the Lok Sabha election is only months away the UPA is working hard to fulfil an old promise The minority affairs ministry has moved a cabinet note to put in place an Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) but one that confines itself to the limited concerns of religious minorities The EOC was indeed born out of a recommendation by the Sachar committee which mapped the realities of Muslim social and economic deprivation and suggested that a commission be formed to combat discrimination against all disadvantaged groups to make sure that education employment housing and other domains reflected the diversity of our population The EOC as conceived by the Sachar committee was intended as a body to uphold social equality and mobility to fold together the concerns of anti-discrimination and diversity in a single mechanism as is the practice in other countries like the US South Africa Canada and the EU It was meant to counter institutional bias whether on the basis of age gender caste ethnicity linguistic identity or sexual orientation That plan was undercut by ministerial turf wars with the minority affairs ministry finally taking it over Then given that India already has several group-specific commissions for women Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes minorities etc it was feared the EOC would displace these bodies or overlap with their functions Of course this could have been resolved in one of several ways India could have replicated the UK’s experience in 2007 when existing commissions were merged into the EOC — a route that would call for a constitutional amendment Or it could have allowed the EOC to work alongside the commissions with a wider mandate and work out a system of institutional collaboration Or existing commissions could have been allowed to fade away after an allotted period and their functions could be absorbed by the new EOC But instead of demarcating their duties and making sure the EOC remained true to its spirit a group of ministers decided in 2010 to limit its ambit to religious minorities Perhaps it was perceived as politically useful to keep aggrieved constituencies separate and to foreground identity issues than to serve them all with a competent and focused equality commission Given that a minorities commission already exists this new body seems superfluous The EOC as conceived by the UPA betrays the felt need for an equal opportunities legislation one that will provide legal deterrence against discrimination for every citizen It also gives the opposition a handy tool to oppose the very concept and deny the real systemic injustice experienced by these groups For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Ram Nath Kovind the country’s president-elect will take the oath of office administered by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar on Tuesday Kovind will be sworn-in as the 14th President of India A low-key lawyer-turned-politician Kovind was elected on Thursday as the president — the first BJP member and second Dalit to occupy the country’s highest office The 71-year-old defeated joint Opposition candidate Meira Kumar a former Lok Sabha speaker after garnering 6565 percent of the votes in the electoral college The president-elect and the outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee will arrive in the Central Hall of the Parliament House in a ceremonial procession where Kovind will be administered oath File image of Ram Nath Kovind Reuters He will then exchange seats with Mukherjee A 21-gun salute will be given in his honour and the new president will then deliver his address according to IANS Vice President Hamid Ansari Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Union ministers governors chief ministers ambassadors and other diplomats MPs and senior civil and military officers will be among those present After the ceremony ends the new president will leave for Rashtrapati Bhavan where an inter-services guard of honour will be given to him in its forecourt Mukherjee will leave for his new address 10 Rajaji Marg Earlier in the day Kovind will visit Rajghat to pay his respect to Mahatma Gandhi and then go to Rashtrapati Bhavan where he will be received by Mukherjee and then both will proceed to Parliament A former Bihar governor Kovind received 2930 votes with a value of 702044 election Returning Officer Anoop Mishra had said Kumar got 1844 votes with a value of 367314 The winning margin was not as big as forecast by the BJP which had projected a 70 percent vote for Kovind Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee had received votes valued at 713763 "I never aspired to be the president My win is a message to those discharging their duties with integrity My election as the President is an evidence of the greatness of Indian democracy" Kovind had told the media after his victory was announced Kovind’s victory is partly due to the BJP’s massive victory in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections earlier this year This gave the party a big boost in the electoral college numbers according to PTI Even after the Uttar Pradesh victory the BJP-led NDA was slightly short of majority However it was able to garner support of several non-NDA parties such as TRS in Telangana AIADMK factions and DMK in Tamil Nadu the JD(U) in Bihar and BJD in Odisha after appointing a non-controversial Dalit leader in a political masterstroke The party’s decision to field a Dalit candidate is also being seen as part of its outreach to woo the backward communities which several opposition parties found difficult to oppose given the political sensitivites This forced the opposition to follow suit and put up Kumar a diplomat- turned-politician in a Dalit vs Dalit fight With inputs from agencies Lucknow: More than 25 lakh people living in 25 districts of Uttar Pradesh have been affected by floods this year the state government said on Saturday Representational image PTI "To help 2529 lakh people in the 25 flood-affected districts of Uttar Pradesh the state government has established 984 ‘chowkis’ (posts) of which 440 are located in flood-affected areas To ensure medical treatment of the people in these areas 458 static medical teams and 303 mobile medical teams have been formed" Uttar Pradesh health minister Sidhartha Nath Singh told reporters The minister also informed that as floodwaters recede the mobile medical teams will establish camps in different villages and provide medical facilities to the needy The districts which have been hit by floods include Sitapur Ghazipur Kushinagar Lakhimpur Khiri Bahraich Gonda Shrawasti Balrampur Gorakhpur Santkabirnagar Farrukhabad Bijnor Basti Barabanki Faizabad Badaun Siddharthanagar Azamgarh Maharajganj Deoria Pilibhit and Ballia "Adequate medicines are available for the flood-affected districts Arrangements have also been made for storage of medicines related to diarrhoea fever skin problems and also anti-venom injections So far more that 79 lakh chlorine tablets have been distributed more than 15 lakh ORS packets have been distributed Apart from this bleaching powder and DDT have also been sent to flood-affected areas" Singh said He also asked officials to coordinate with the animal husbandry department for vaccination of animals and ensure that diseases are not spread because of animals As Assam headsto polls early next year the Congress party has beenhit by crisis as reports suggest that rebel MLAs and leaders plan to split away from the party The Economic Times reports "Amid speculation that the rebels were readying to float a regional party AICC general secretary CP Joshi and others held talks with rebel leader Himanta Biswa Sarma in New Delhi in the last two days " Representational image AFP Sarma’s meeting with Joshi comes after four senior Congress leaders quit the party since they were against Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and PCC chief Anjan Dutta The Assam Tribune reports that "AICC sources confided that Sarma has conveyed to Dr Joshi that their patience is running thin and they can at best wait for another month before they ‘act’ The tough message is seen as an indication of things to come in the future sources said" Reports suggest that when Sarma had a fallout with Gogoi and led a campaign against him the AICC leadership had overlooked it However with the elections only a few months away the Congress cannot afford to have clashing factions in one of the fewstates it still has a government in Moreover with the BJP’s ambition of a ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’ and a sweep of the Assam civic elections in February this year — winning 38 of the 74 municipal boards and town committees — the AICC seems to have realised the need to control the situation While reports suggest that Sarma even refused to meet Sonia Gandhi the Congress says it will continue to hold talks to solve the issue Withthe BJP working towards expanding in Assam reports suggest Congress leadership suspects the party’shand behind this revolt?
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