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During the trial, the UPA allowed the “wisdom” of the National Advisory Council to influence, “She never mentioned any name. why didn’t she take any names?” With PTI For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 7 2013 1:13 am Related News The Chandigarh Administration has decided to come up with a drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centre in GMCH-32 A proposal to this effect is expected to be sent to the central government for approval shortly The Punjab and Haryana High Court was informed about the development on Friday during the resumed hearing of a petition concerning condition of drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centres in PunjabHaryana and Chandigarh The counsel appearing for the Chandigarh Administration told the court the Administration had approved the proposal to set up the centre in GMCH-32 Howeverthe court has asked the Administration to consider setting up the centrewhich will have over 40 bedsnear the hospital (GMCH-32) and not inside its premises Chandigarh already has two such centresone in Sector 16 and the other in Sector 18 The new centre is expected to focus more on rehabilitation of drug addicts For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: May 29 2014 2:39 am Related News Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today held a meeting with her ministers and officials of various departments at Town Hall and took stock of the developmental programmes undertaken by them Grading the departments as “outstanding” “good” and “average” the CM based the assessment on the utilisation fo budgetary allocations to that particular department Among those that got ‘outstanding’ (which means the department was able to spend over 70 per cent of the budget allocated to it) include Irrigation Panchayat Power Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Those that came up with ‘good’ marks were Labour Excise Home Transport Forests and Paschimanchal Unnayan Parshad while Environment Planning and Statistics Judiciary Housing and Refugee Rehabilitation had to content themselves with being just ‘average’ “The (review) meeting was held after seven months The next such meeting will take place on June 2 at Uttarkanya (the state government’s secretariat in north Bengal)’’ Mamata said after the meeting Meanwhile the state government has planned to declare August 14 as Kannyashri Divas in the state For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | Published: February 22 2017 7:30 pm The black colour variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will be up for sale on Flipkart and company’s e-commerce platform Micom beginning 12 noon Related News Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in matte black colour option will be available starting March 1 Redmi India in a tweet confirmed the black colour variant will be up for sale on Flipkart and company’s e-commerce platform Micom beginning 12 noon “Drop EVERYTHING and read #RedmiNote4 – BLACK is coming your way on 1 March 12 noon Mark the date and make it yours” the tweet says Xiaomi had promised a new matte colour variant for Redmi Note 4 at the time of its launch But only the grey and gold colour variants of the Redmi Note 4 were available until now The Redmi Note 4 is a mid-budget smartphone and a successor to company’s Redmi Note 3 The phone starts at Rs 9999 for the base model of 2GB RAM and 32GB storage There’s also a 3GB RAM version with 32GB storage at Rs 10999 The most expensive is the 4GB RAM+64GB storage version at Rs 12999 In terms of specifications Redmi Note 4 has a 55-inch Full HD display with a complete 25D arc glass design on top This phone is powered by a 2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with a 13MP camera on the back with PDAF f/20 aperture and 5MP camera on the front Like the earlier phone the Redmi Note 4 sports a full metal unibody design though the speakers are now at the bottom of the device The fingerprint scanner remains at the back Drop EVERYTHING and read #RedmiNote4 – BLACK is coming your way on 1 March 12 noon Mark the date and make it yours pictwittercom/eCnemR558n — Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) February 21 2017 The battery is the USP of this phone; 4100 mAh which the company claims lasts 25 per cent longer than the previous Redmi Note 3 The phone is running on MIUI 8 beta based on Android Marshmallow and a Nougat beta update has been promised to users Read:Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review: The dependable smartphone In our review we like the phone’s battery life and the overall performance The UI is boosted with some nifty features like dual apps which will let users run two WhatsApp accounts However the camera’s low light performance is still an issue For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Published: January 16 2017 10:56 am NDMC) has now tied up with MTNL in a fresh attempt at offering free internet WiFi connectivity in its areas Related News With its ambitious Wi-Fi project in Connaught Place and Khan Market losing popularity due to poor connectivity New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has now tied up with MTNL in a fresh attempt at offering free internet connectivity in its areas NDMC had partnered with Tata Teleservices in 2014 to provide the service in inner and outer circles of Connaught Place one of the significant business and leisure centres in the city The civic body had claimed that the service is the largest in India Similarly NDMC had partnered with Tata Docomo to provide the facility in Khan Market At present the service can be availed by 5000 people with an average speed of 512 Kbps The first 20 minutes within a 24-hour period are entirely free after which scratch cards can be purchased in various denominations in the market However visitors and traders have been complaining for months that the service is not functioning seamlessly a claim confirmed by the civic authorities “We had earlier launched the services with full preparation but the plan did not work well Initially it worked fine but the connectivity has been slow lately” a senior NDMC official told PTI “New Delhi Municipal Council Smart City Limited a public limited company wholly owned by NDMC has signed a joint venture with Millennium Telecom Limited (MTL) — a subsidiary of MTNL — to develop telecom access networks in our areas to provide FTTH (Fibre to the Home) to the residents” he said The project has also been listed on the civic body’s “Smart City” agenda in the budget for 2016-17 presented last week It plans to begin the new services in Connaught Place and then proceed to further areas NDMC had in 2015 announced that all the areas under its jurisdiction will soon be a Wi-Fi zone and had joined hands with Indus Towers Limited to replace 18500 street-light poles in its areas with ‘NextGen digital poles’ which will be fitted with Wi-Fi access points LED bulbs and CCTV cameras which it claimed is first-of-its kind initiative in the world However the project had taken a back seat with the Delhi High Court directing NDMC to not sign the contract for award of tender till it hears a plea filed by Reliance Jio challenging the tender process Fresh tenders have now been floated for the purpose For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: November 17 2017 7:02 pm Scientists have found plastic in the stomachs of animals living more than 10 kilometres below the ocean surface (Image Source: Newcastle University) Related News Scientists have found plastic in the stomachs of animals living more than 10 kilometres below the ocean surface in the deepest places on Earth Researchers led by Newcastle University in the UK have uncovered evidence that not only have plastics now reached the deepest chasms of our oceans but they are being ingested by the animals that live there They tested samples of crustaceans found in the ultra-deep trenches that span the entire Pacific Ocean – the Mariana Japan Izu-Bonin Peru-Chile New Hebrides and Kermadec trenches These range from seven to over 10 kilometres deep including the deepest point Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench at a staggering 10890 metres deep The team examined 90 individual animals and found ingestion of plastic ranged from 50 per cent in the New Hebrides Trench to 100 per cent at the bottom of the Mariana Trench The fragments identified include semi-synthetic cellulosic fibres such as Rayon Lyocell and Ramie which are all microfibres used in products such as textiles to Nylon polyethylene polyamide or unidentified polyvinyls closely resembling polyvinyl alcohol or polyvinylchloride – PVA and PVC “The results were both immediate and startling” said Alan Jamieson from Newcastle University “This type of work requires a great deal of contamination control but there were instances where the fibres could actually be seen in the stomach contents as they were being removed” sad Jamieson Using deep-sea ‘landers’ developed by Jamieson the technology free-falls to the ocean floor and carries out a variety of monitoring and sampling tasks There is now an established appreciation of plastic pollution in our oceans and the detrimental effects this has on marine organisms researchers said An estimated 300 million tonnes of plastic now litters the oceans with more than five trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250000 tonnes currently floating on the surface Although the majority of marine litter can be observed floating on the surface the degradation and fragmentation of plastics will ultimately result in sinking to the underlying deep-sea habitats where opportunities for dispersal become ever more limited “This study has shown that manmade microfibres are culminating and accumulating in an ecosystem inhabited by species we poorly understand cannot observe experimentally and have failed to obtain baseline data for prior to contamination” said Jamieson “These observations are the deepest possible record of microplastic occurrence and ingestion indicating it is highly likely there are no marine ecosystems left that are not impacted by anthropogenic debris” he said For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Updated: September 15 2017 6:44 pm Virender Sehwag lost out to Ravi Shastri who was touted as the choice of skipper Virat Kohli (Source: Express Archive) Related News Virender Sehwag on Friday said he missed out on becoming the Indian cricket team’s chief coach for the lack of patronage from the powers that be in the BCCI and will not apply for the position again Sehwag lost out to Ravi Shastri who was touted as the choice of skipper Virat Kohli — an appointment that was not unanimous with former India captain Sourav Ganguly a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) strongly against the decision “Dekhiye main coach isliye nahi ban paaya kyonki jo bhi coach chun rahe the unse mera koi setting nahin tha (Look I couldn’t become the (India) coach because I didn’t have any setting (common slang for hobnobbing with decision-makers) with those who were in power of appointing the coach)” Sehwag told hindi news channel ‘India TV’ during a chat show The swashbuckling former opener was in his elements and claimed that he was misled by a section of the BCCI into applying for the post “I never thought of coaching the Indian cricket team I was given an offer to coach the team The BCCI (acting) secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and GM (Game Development) MV Sridhar came to me and requested me to think about the offer I took my time and then applied for the position” Sehwag revealed In fact he claimed that he had even consulted India captain Virat Kohli before applying “I also had a word with Virat Kohli he asked me to go for it It was only then that I applied If you ask for my opinion I would say that I was never interested “I thought since they are requesting me I should help them I never thought of applying on my own nor will I ever apply in future” Sehwag replied when asked about the backdrop of his application Sehwag also said that Shastri had initially told him that he will not apply for the post and had he known his intentions earlier he would not have given his name “When I was in England during the Champions Trophy I had asked Ravi Shastri that why he hasn’t applied for the post Shastri then told me that he will not repeat the mistake which he had already made once “If Ravi had applied earlier then I don’t think there would have been any chance of me applying for the post I would have never applied” Sehwag said during the no-holds-barred interaction For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express AppWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: October 13 2016 5:43 pm The conversation has to be oriented to the future For this reason its sole concern has to be freedom equality and justice Top News The offensive and reactionary position taken by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board against reform of triple talaq is a reminder of the institutional cul de sac we have driven ourselves into on issues of personal law reform and common civil code The All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s authority is itself dubious and antithetical to the values and modes of reasoning of a progressive democracy It represents the worst combination of a patriarchal non-representative institution shored up by the contingencies of electoral politics that often caves in to the most reactionary elements within communities It marginalises other voices in the community seems to have open contempt for women and is frankly a political liability It could over the years have been an instrument for progressive change responding to demands from below within the community Instead it has chosen to act as a fossilised bulwark against justice WATCH VIDEO:Muslim Law Board Rejects Law Panel Questionnaire: Find Out Why Majoritarianism is a real issue It is hard to discuss these issues when the risks of majoritarian intimidation are high But the fear that discussions of personal law reform or a common civil code are nothing but majoritarian ruses to intimidate minorities has now become an intellectually disabling and politically self-fulfilling argument Often arguments for a common civil code are made under false pretences of nationalism rather than justice But that is in part because secular and progressive forces vacated that space No one should underestimate the complexity of the issues involved in working towards a common civil code or equal rights Reactionary socially conservative positions of successive governments on a range of legal issues should give us pause on just how long the road to justice will be The constant appeals by government to “our ethos” rather than public reason (most recently on the surrogacy bill) undermine confidence in the possibility of clear-headed normative arguments But the AIMPLB’s recourse to specious religious arguments reinforces the legitimacy of ethos-based majoritarian arguments One conceptual move necessary to combat communal constructions is this Every community majority or minority often appeals to the thought that something must not be imposed on them if they do not consent to it The problem is that communities do not often extend the same courtesy to individuals within them We have tied ourselves in knots trying to distinguish Indian secularism from its other variants in castigating liberalism as a foreign ideology But all that liberalism requires to get started is extending the courtesy of the very same argument that communities use to keep other communities out to individuals within them The freedom from another community cannot be the freedom to oppress within As far as possible we want to live under social arrangements that honour our standing as free and equal individuals The battle in India is not between majorities and minorities It is between forces and institutions in each community that want to bend the arc of history away from freedom and equality in the personal space and forces that want to claim those rights This is a contest that cuts across communities with varying degrees of intensity But it is something of an own goal when secularists rather than reconfiguring the debate as one between freedom and equality on the one hand and coercion and subordination on the other also come to be invested in the contest of compulsory identities The only way the long-term threat of majoritarianism can be dissolved is by moving the axis of contest away from the majority-minority distinction to equal protection of individual rights freedom and dignity It is hard to imagine authorities like the AIMPLB even understanding this idea As Flavia Agnes one of the most thoughtful and grounded contributors to this debate has pointed out we must be wary of a lot of communal myth-making in this area It is not only minorities who have been advocates of personal law The Hindu Code Bill with all its reform elements was a sectarian reform aimed as much at consolidating a unified Hindu legal identity as it was aimed at progressive social reform Arguably the contractual framework for marriage in Islam can be more easily adapted to modern marriage laws than sacramental conceptions Muslim personal law has also been subject to reform Despite the cowardly abdication by the Congress in the Shah Bano affair the Supreme Court has incrementally introduced reform without opposition it has to be said (most notably in the Daniel Latifi case) So arguably there is propitious ground for serious good faith conversation on the issue The conversation has to be oriented to the future For this reason its sole concern has to be freedom equality and justice not nationalism or selective narratives of which community was more oppressive in the past It is high time we rescued that conversation from being held hostage by three forces: Bodies like the Muslim Personal Law Board that are non-representative and reactionary Hindutva ideologies that are interested in using the issue to demonise minorities than to expand the space for freedom and some secularists whose politics of fear has given them an investment in the war of identities rather than the expansion of rights The real challenge we should focus on is not the interplay between religion and law No religious conception can have a veto over the transformative promise of the constitution The challenge is crafting laws that in addition to being principled are practical in the context of our state capacities and sociological realities For instance as Flavia Agnes has pointed out in her tour d’ force essay in the Oxford Handbook to the Indian Constitution often reformed laws can have unintended consequences Outlawing does not seem to have had as much effect on the actual practice of bigamy among Hindus as was hoped for instance; indeed the law perversely fails to give protection to people in these relationships because it does not recognise them In other areas of law we have also seen the limits of law induced change; often expecting the law to do too much can be counterproductive Law is effective only when society meets it at least half-way The real reform debate should not be over one community’s virtues versus the others; it should be about closing the gap between the demands of freedom and equality and social practice Whether equal rights within different laws responds to this challenge better than a common civil code can be debated But the goal of freedom for all individuals is the best antidote to majoritarianism We need conversations institutions processes that move us in that direction not trap us in suffocating constructs of majority and minority The writer is president CPR Delhi and contributing editor‘Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top Newsafter which 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