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" he said in his opening address to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Lucknow UP Yodha vs U Mumba, It was a hurried experience, The government? (Source: PTI Photo) Top News Uttarakhand has already recorded multiple incidents of cloudburst this month.” Deka told IANS prior to his show that saw models in casuals, which it feels has shown considerable flexibility ? The Mumbai unit of Congress has started an online photo campaign called ‘Bol Mere Pothole Bol’ to show the number of potholes to the civic body, We had no option but to start such a movement to wake up the civic body, I recognised him as Yasin Bhatkal from the photos I had acquired in 2009, he said On May 242010Samad was arrested from Mangalore in another case “When he was in our custodyI had showed him our album as well as the CCTV grab from German Bakery Samad confirmed that it was his elder brother Ahmed (Ahmed Zarar Siddibappa) alias Bhatkal” Kadam said Kadam said personal dossier on Samad maintained by ATS shows that Bhatkal is his elder brother Copies of the album with Bhatkal’s photo and Samad’s personal dossier were submitted to the court Kadam said after Mirza Himayat Inayat Baig was arrested by the Pune ATS on September 7 in connection with German Bakery blasthe was kept in Mumbai In custodyBaig had volunteered to show us the shops from where he had bought the mobile phone and haversack?

who was hired two months ago, senior party leader and in-charge of Gujarat BJP Dinesh Sharma, In a recent incident, Mocomi defines itself as a place where a child can experience the joys of growing up, At IIM? It was quite insensitive of the crowd to take selfies after they saw she met with an accident, However,” the report added.Meanwhile LinkedIn responded that the company was “disappointed” with the decision by Russian regulators to block the service “It denies access to our members in Russia and the companies that use LinkedIn to grow their businesses” Nicole Leverich a spokeswoman for LinkedIn was quoted as saying LinkedIn has several million users in Russia Earlier this week Apple removed the New York Times from its app store following a request from Chinese authorities claiming the app was in violation of regulations China is known for banning digital sites like Facebook and Google that it believes harm its national security or promote misinformation The Wall Street Journal’s Chinese-language site has been blocked since 2014 For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDelhi is a city that has always been bursting at the seams When its foundation stone was laid by Emperor George Vth at the Delhi Durbar in 1911 only 413 lakhs of what was India’s 252 crore population lived in Delhi a measly 016% In 1961 Delhi had an estimated 265 lakh citizens with a total urbanised area of 326 square kilometres out of its 1492 square kilometres Delhi in 2011 stood at 75% urbanised land 95% urbanised population and contained 168 crores ie 139% of the nation’s 120 crore population Delhi’s environmental sustainability ecology and air quality has been under pressure The burden on the city has multiplied and deteriorated rapidly as it intrinsically suffers from the urban heat island effect compounded by the effects of urbanisation climate change and unequal rural growth Cleaning Delhi’s air—a problem that has now reached alarming proportions—thus requires political will unified planning scientific thinking engineering innovation administrative compliance and cross-national cooperation as it is indeed a problem of north India Unfortunately all that the past week has brought us has been uncooperative federalism unscientific remarks angry courts and toxic air Any debate and dialogue around air pollution must not revolve around personalities and politics and must rather adhere to principles of science and prudent policy Smog in Delhi Representational image PTI After being elected in February 2015 the Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi government resolved to increase green cover of Delhi from the present 20 percent to 25 percent in the next 5 years aided by tree plantation census and audit An overarching community-centric plan to improve the environment was envisioned For example communities were involved by devolving funds for environmental awareness and activities to 1650 eco-clubs in schools and 288 Resident Welfare Associations The Delhi Dialogue Commission’s first policy conference had enough foresight to debate and discuss solutions to municipal solid waste not just as a civic issue but as a contributory source of air pollution Several productive meetings with think tanks and non-profits on Delhi’s environment took place proactively at the Delhi Secretariat as hopefully many environmentalists reading this piece will agree In 2015 Kejriwalriskedpolitical capital to help Delhi escape its toxic winter fury by piloting “odd-even” a road-rationing scheme wherein for a specified period of time (15 days) vehicles with the last digit of their number plates as odd or even plied alternately on odd and even days Odd-even worked The AAP government’s road rationing experiment showed that with good intent and public support innovative policy ideas had space for execution During the odd-even scheme the roads no longer choked with bumper-to-bumper traffic; public transport buses (DTC) increased their operational efficiency to 15 times; the scheme reduced the problem of vehicle engine idling reducing harmful emissions; ambulances didn’t get stuck in traffic leading to lesser deaths in hospital trauma centres; lesser traffic meant lesser emissions and the PM 25 & 10 levels came down drastically over a sustained period of time The real victory of the odd-even scheme was that it made the citizens active stakeholders in resolving the problem of air pollution During odd-even a 3-tier air monitoring was started across the city at 246 locations something that was done for the first time in the country The data wouldn’t make Delhi or its government look good but it gave us a picture of the entire pollution problem for the first time This was something that even leading non-profits think tanks or academic institutions hadn’t conducted due to lack of resources and bandwidth Past governments hadn’t pursued it since more data would put a large spotlight on the problem The AAP government chose what was right over what was easy Whilst the media narrative was shaped around odd-even several important policy measures were taken Over the next one and a half years Delhi made alternate arrangement for electricity through cleaner sources and shut down thermal and coal based power plants Waste burning was cracked down by officers at over 550 sites while control of dust due to improper construction was ensured through over 1300 fines even against government organisations violating norms Public transport as a budgetary priority and its usage as a political philosophy was refreshing to see in the car-free days large-scale procurement of cluster buses initially unsuccessful but repeated tenders and budgetary allocation for low-floor buses appointment of bus marshals and even ministerial car-pooling However the L-G’s interference and bureaucratic bungling created large roadblocks For example the largest recorded strike in India’s bureaucratic history of hundreds of IAS and DANICS officers took place one day before the “odd-even” scheme on 31 December 2015 to scuttle its execution and possible success It was a clear message to pick a side Mostly under threat to career prospects or family stability with a few instances of open voluntary revolt this unprecedented and alarming moment burnt bridges for many professional relationships The Delhi government would not bow to the tyranny of the unelected to use an old phrase that was operating through a bureaucracy while most officers took the path of least resistance which was to comply with the powers that be The Delhi High Court gave further ammunition to the murky middle-ground that existed between the bureaucracy LG and the Delhi Government with its judgment on 8 August 2016 In a moment of inspired obstinacy the then L-G halted the PWD’s plans to conduct vacuum cleaning of roads one of the policy suggestions from the 2016 IIT Kanpur air quality report stating that it was the MCD’s prerogative The Delhi Government was and is caught between the MCD an organisation that won’t work and the L-G a constitutional post that won’t allow it to work The premium bus aggregator policy which sought to shift Delhi’s mobility patterns positively was scuttled by the L-G citing procedural and then criminal reasons But in reality no bureaucrat wanted to stick their neck out for innovations when career risk was involved The next winter in 2016 in the week that brought Trump and demonetisation to the world saw crop residue burning across north India take centre-stage as it has this year NASA images showed us the massive crop-residue burning in North India with millions of tonnes being burnt in Punjab Haryana Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh Delhi underwent through a similar cycle of emergency measures to ameliorate the toxic air and returned to normalcy yet again Knowing that this multi-fanged problem wouldn’t go away Kejriwal constituted a Group of Ministers on Air Pollution and Solid Waste Management to propose structural administrative and engineering solutions to all of Delhi’s agencies The Group of Ministers report became the bedrock of the Delhi government’s response in the judiciary and also its action plan for the year ahead which it presented to all civic bodies and engineering officers concerned Its contents also had the suggestions that formed the basis for Environment Minister Imran Hussain’s reminders this year to Punjab and Haryana to reduce crop burning It consisted of detailed short-term and long-term preventive and corrective measures For air pollution immediate and proven interventions like draft wind creation unit installations virtual chimneys road washing conversion of road-dividers into bio-filters usage of PCO paint to absorb pollutants solar powered blowers and bio-filter green walls were proposed to be installed by the MCDs DDA and PWD Long-term interventions and schemes to be coordinated or executed by the Environment Department and the MCDs included green crematoriums 150-point city-wide real-time air pollution monitoring PUC revamp landfill bioventing construction and demolition activity management incentivising LPG the idea of mohalla rasois designs to end tandoor pollution brick kiln redesign market night cleaning replanning of bus routes congestion pricing electric bus promotion stringent parking policy and BRT redesign It even suggested composting of agricultural waste and introduction of truck-mounted pyrolysis to replace crop-residue burning a policy suggestion still relevant to north Indian states today We did not propose any products posing as solutions on Facebook videos which can be attractive in times of crisis White elephants and pipe dreams were a strict no-no The Delhi government proposed tangible schemes deadlines and budgets for Delhi-based agencies to execute these plans to improve air quality These plans were feasible and viable given current personnel administrative and financial capacity of each institution And yet you see very few of them being executed on ground Despite proposing these detailed plans Delhi’s administrative structure and the High Court judgment give the Delhi chief minister no power to hold his officials accountable to their duties responsibilities and projects The LG enjoys this power entirely with Services reporting directly to him and yet doesn’t face public accountability neither do the officers reporting to him On Saturday the National Green Tribunal (NGT) showed some inspired interrogation techniques and was at its caustic best while questioning state policy However when they reconvene regardless of the fate of odd-even I hope that the NGT will bring up the plans described above with the LG as the administrative head of MCD and DDA and ask why these problems have been stalled Why do the MCD and DDA play out a farce of landfills land requirement and financial health emergencies to end up burning garbage under his watch It would do really well to ask the L-G if the current Chairperson and Member Secretary of DPCC are in violation of the NGT’s (nearly a year old) order which sought to appoint technical experts to head and manage state pollution control committees an issue which the Delhi government has attempted to fix to no avail After all the NGT has shown judicial enthusiasm to terminate 10 state pollution control board chiefs on this ground in June 2017 It would be supreme if it followed up on a compliance check of NGT orders on air pollution of the last five years in Delhi a majority of which directly address the MCD for action A non-exhaustive list of 58 orders by authors from mid 2012 to mid 2017 is given below And finally while we are at it it would be an unprecedented delight if the National Green Tribunal did more judicial reprimanding outside Delhi where its immediate headquarters and residential quarters lie Surely there is more that is wrong with our Western ports or the KG River Basin than our geography allows us to see At its core the problem is less technical managerial or scientific than it is political and bureaucratic For example a recent Secretaries of Science Departments meeting was chaired by PM Narendra Modi on 18 July 2017 where he expressed the urgent need to “address this (rice residue burning) problem in next one year” Within a few months an October 2017 policy brief detailing possible solutions budgetary constraints and technological pros/cons has been circulated This brief has interestingly still not made it to the website of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences website but has found its way in academic circles through the conference circuit It estimates a Rs 470 crore investment to cover 50% of all the rice-wheat cropping area in India which would significantly contain North Indian toxicity levels The solution exists at least on paper If the Union Government or BJP is serious about solving the air pollution crisis we should be discussing how to operationalise the SMS combine and Happy Seeder plan or discuss alternate plans and budgets if any We should not have the union environment minister discussing whether air pollution kills or not We should certainly not have BJP ministers in other states like Anil Vij in Haryana asking Delhi to pay for Haryana’s incompetence If the Congress and Captain Amarinder Singh are serious about curtailing air pollution they must only meet and discuss with their fellow Congress state Karanataka’s farm equipment rental model and find a place for promoting seeders and truck mounted pyrolysis in their agriculture budget They must promote policies that either promote community seeder ownership or promote entrepreneurs to scale seeder time-sharing to incentivize proper waste disposal As of now they refuse to take even a seat at the table with the typical arrogance that brought down their electoral fortunes One can only hope for change In a city of politics negativity and one-upmanship Kejriwal has put his cards on the table used whatever tools are at his disposal to make the city better and is pitching plans to gather support to solve this for north India To be honest it seems unlikely the establishment politicians who are the reason for how things got this bad will respond He hopes for support from the citizens of Delhi and clarity from the five judge constitutional bench at the Supreme Court of India The authors were Advisors to the Government of NCT of Delhi and have worked on problems of public infrastructure administrative reform and environmental sustainability Ankit Srivastava holds a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from IIT Bombay and can be reached at @ankit_delhii on Twitter Roshan Shankar holds a double Masters degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Stanford University and can be reached @roshankar on Twitter New Delhi:The Supreme Court Monday refused anurgent hearing on a plea of former Calcutta High Courtjudge CS Karnan seeking bail and recall of theorder convicting him for contempt File image of CS Karnan Bar and Bench website Karnan who was arrested on 20 June in pursuance of theapex court’s judgement awarding him six-month jail term forcontempt of court has requested urgent listing of hispetition seeking bail and setting aside of his conviction "Declined We will not accept an oral request against thejudgment" a bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar andJustice DY Chandrachud said Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara representing Karnan said that he has been serving the jail term and hispetition needs to be heard on an urgent basis On 21 June a vacation bench of the apex court hadrefused to entertain the plea of the arrested ex-highcourt judge saying it "cannot override" the seven-judge benchorder in the case Karnan 62 who retired on 12 June as Calcutta High Courtjudge was arrested on 20 June by the West Bengal CID He hadbeen in Coimbatore since May 9 when the apex court held himguilty for contempt of court and sentenced him to six monthsimprisonment Karnan has the dubious distinction of being the firstsitting high court judge to be awarded a jail term by the apexcourt and also the first to have retired as a fugitive A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar had on 9 May directed the WestBengal director general of police to take the then servingjudge into custody immediately Despite several attempts Karnan has failed to get anyrelief from the apex court’s vacation benches which hasrefused to hear his plea seeking a stay of its jail termorder Written by Parmita Uniyal | New Delhi | Published: November 17 2014 2:47 pm What if guys had periods Old Delhi Films’ folks stepped into a college campus asking students (Source: Old Delhi Films/YouTube) Related News What if guys had periods Old Delhi Films’ folks stepped into a college campus asking students “Maybe there will be a change in the society” this reply by a college going girl kind of sums it up Also this might put an end to the gender debate altogether Or will it get more complex One thing that emerged out of this discussion is – “if that happens guys would be able to understand girls much better” “They will not be able to handle it – both mentally and physically” declared a girl “I would have written a suicide note” a guy agreed “I will google some desi nuskhe” said a boy at last Well well well Boys will handle it when they face the situation But there’s one question to the guys – Now will you try to understand girls better Post your comments below For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Published: April 11 2013 3:18 am Related News Modi is on a Bharat darshan And the TV news channels are on a Modi darshan If its Saturdayit must be Narendra Modi If its Sundayit must be Modi If its Mondayit must be Modi and even if its Tuesdayit must be Modi You get the general drift Every day is Modi-day on television news One morningthey telecast his speech live from Ahmedabadthen its Delhifollowed by Kolkata Boydoes the chief minister of Gujarat get around Looks like hes on a Bharat darshan and TV news is on Modi darshan The media isquite literallythe medium for his message This suits Modi admirably: through televisionhis white-bearded face is getting known beyond Gujarat and his views on an infinite variety of subjects are being aired at length And because hes addressing formal gatherings to which he has been invitednot facing aggressive journalists at interviews or press conferenceshes seldom asked hard questions Talk about free advertisements for Narendra Modi It suits the media to promote Modiand not only because hes the front-runner in BJPs prime ministerial race At a time when advertising is becoming a serious concern for many news channels and Trai is trying to restrict advertising to 12-minutes per hour on TV they need to keep costs down And like every other malaise that afflicts the countryModi seems to offer a cure: hes charismatic but contentious and therefore generates conflict and strong reactions ideal for TV He offers high viewership at low cost for cash-strapped TV news Take Mondayfor instance: in the morningTV news covered his speech at the FICCI Ladies Organisation event in Delhi As soon as the session endedthey analysed the speech Jasuben versus Kalavatiscreamed headlines The next few hours were spent telecasting excerpts from Modis speechreactions to his speech and features on Jasubenthe pizza queen of Ahmedabad who hed referred to This continued until it was time to go live to Modiagainthis time at the TV18 Think India dialogue Back to another cycle of discussions on what he said reactionsexcerpts By the time those wheels had ground to a haltit was prime timeor show timefolks More heated arguments on ModiModi and RahulModi and the BJPModi and the NDAModi and Modi Whyeven DD News joined the fun Modi at FICCI featured on its Newsnight discussion with journalists Arati JerathVinod Sharma and Chandan Mitra (Why is DD News imitating private news channels Is this a case of anything you can doI can do tooonly worse Why doesnt it stay with the one thing it does do better giving us news from around the country and the world) Some channelslike Times Nowrepeated Modis FICCI speech late at night Which meant he had been on air for most of our waking hours Monday 12 hours approximately and the TV news channels hadnt moved out of Delhi Since December and the Gujarat electionsTV news has lived off Modi Everything suggests that this Modi rage will continue right up to the next general elections The attitude of TV newsthus faris to dish out to viewers whatever Modi offers with some critical comment By relaying almost every word he utters live and repeating it throughout the dayTV news has projected him as a first among equals across the political spectrum But will this projection as the front-runner and the constant coverage kill all opposition to himor will it be an overkill for Modi and the BJP Not sure so much exposure is always good Smriti Irani has come a long way since her days on Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Shes now a BJP vice president and TV provacateur par excellence Shes become very aggro and loud Never more so than Monday on Times Now when she drowned out all other voicesparticularly journalist Sankarshan Thakurs In the discussion on Modi (who else)she went on the offensive and became offensiveaccusing Thakur of deliberately arguing and bringing up the Gujarat 2002 riots in order to appear on another TV news panel She all but called him a Congress lackey Whereupon he yelled back Tolerance levels on TV debates are rapidly diminishing If this is the kind of exchange we already hearshudder to think what will pass for a discussion once the elections are upon us The winner is of courseTV news: its providing entertainment and tamasha like Big Boss to its audience at throwaway prices [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saundarya Mehra | Hyderabad | Updated: August 18 2017 3:38 pm Gujarat Fortunegiants ended their home leg with a six-match unbeaten streak (Source: Pro Kabaddi) Related News The third leg of the fifth season came to an end with Gujarat Fortunegiants play out an exciting 26-26draw against Bengal Warriors Earlier Iranian duo of Meraj Sheykh and Abolfazl Maghsodlou guided Dabang Delhi to their second win defeating Tamil Thalaivas in an evenly played contest After hosting the Kabaddi World Cup in 2016? IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: November 16, People want to know who is the real Modi – Hindu nationalist leader or pro-business chief minister?

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feat?is this right in a country that needs legislative support to power its growth A sub-culture is growing where sound-bites become debates and where missed calls become the barometer of public opinion A sub-culture in which what MPs do on the floor of the House is telecast live to millions of homes by live breaking news media channels breaking newsoften based on half-baked informationwhere judgments are passed even before the legal trials begin Hardly surprisingthenthat the opposition views the floor of the House as a glorified political stage Why bother organising a rally at Ramlila Maidan to make their pointwhen they can get TV cameras to cover the ruckus they create in Lok Sabha This comes at a time when the country needs to bring all its positive energy together to bring the country back to 8 per cent-plus economic growth As the opposition holds both Houses and a nation to ransomimportant legislative business is pending from the Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation Bill to a discussion on FDI in retail What about the issue at hand Obviouslythe so-called CAG-Coalgate is very important and needs to be debated The opposition has every right to have a different opinion that I or my colleagues may not likebut will have to hear and respect Just as they have to hear and respect what I or my colleagues have to say How I have come to hold my opinion is not important in this context My opinion may be based on the fact that it was the Congress-led UPA that brought in the concept of competitive bidding of captive coal mines for the first time and on its own Before the UPA came to powerthe NDA was busy allocating coal blocks without auction It was only when the UPA came in that the secretarycoal wrote a comprehensive note on competitive bidding in July 2004 It may also be based on the fact that the entire CAG report on the ministry of coal is based on one simple opinion: the ministry should have gone for competitive bidding in July 2006 and not gone to Parliament to seek an amendment in the MMDR Act The question is: can the CAG question the governments decision to take an issue to Parliament It is true that the ministry of law and justice had opined on July 282006 that the bidding was possible through an administrative order It is equally true that the opinion was updated on August 302006 when the law ministry asked the government to move an amendment to the act to give it a legal footing. but there are seven Premier League nominees in total as Chelsea duo N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard were recognised for their contribution to last season’s title-winning campaign.”I love having my independence and not having to answer to another person.

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