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Godhra for the last 4-5 years has been thrown out of Gujarat.He got into a scuffle with local residents on a parking issue and they took him to the police The police instead of solving theminor problem joined hands with the locals and asked him toreturn to Maharashtra" Rane told reporters Nitesh Rane Agencies "There are many Gujaratis living in Maharashtra andvice versa If their people are safe here why are our peoplenot safe there. Fadnavis has assured me of a reply once hespeaks to the Gujarat CM" he said Rane an MLA from Kankavli said that he will also bemeeting Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel once shereturns from her China trip on May 19? when he had tried to speak for the cause of? The previous UPA government opposed these three agreements as they argued that they would undermine India’s policy of nonalignment. Last year.

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In the wake of the Orlando shooting,com/1QM0CpEDgj — #BlockbusterDhruva (@vamsikaka) December 12, Thank you for the great things being said about Dhruva,an academic,Cold Peace?written after the military victory He was in the capital recently for an IDSA conference on South Asia and spoke to Seema Guha How important is the CHOGM for President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his administration The CHOGM is important in that it signals a breaking of an attempted blockade of Sri Lanka and the Rajapaksa administration by powerful elements in the Tamil diasporaTamil Naduthe Western media and the international human rights community However it is a mixed blessingbecause there is also a spike in the criticism of Sri Lanka due to the holding of the meeting Sri Lankas higher profile has meant it is a bigger target If Prime Minister Manmohan Singh does not attend the meet mainly due to pressure from Tamil Naduwhat would be the reaction Will it be a turning point in bilateral ties There are no irreversible setbacks or irreparable damage in diplomacy and international relations That saidthe absence of the Indian prime minister would subtract from the space that India has and can have in Sri Lanka and would certainly damage its standing among the Sinhalese Such a glaring absence would also diminish the leverage that India can exercise with regard to the devolution process Indias capacity to help Sri Lankas Tamils would not be enhanced by the PMs non-attendance What are the views of the Tamil community on this Chief Minister Wigneswaran has written to the PM and invited Manmohan Singh to come to Jaffna when he visits Colombo Is that a subtle hint that he should attend the CHOGM and also go north The Tamil political community and perhaps the Tamil community at large is divided on this issue This division may reflect a divided Tamil collective self and a divided collective psyche CM Wigneswaran has struck a constructive note by urging the Indian PM to visit Jaffna This makes plenty of sensegiven that India has implemented a mini-Marshall Plan to rehabilitatereconstruct and uplift the people of the north Now is hardly the logical moment for India to retrench in its interaction with Sri Lanka Your comments on the latest video being circulated of the Sri Lankan armys atrocities on civilians after the military victory I think these are horrors that must be exposed and the perpetrators punished sooner rather than later It ishowevercrucial that one has the right perspective No fewer than 11000 Tiger fighters who surrendered or were capturedwere incarceratedrehabilitated and released If the general practice of the Sri Lankan armed forces was to execute captured Tiger cadresthen most of these captives would be dead I am sure there were horrors perpetrated by individual soldiers or even groups of thembut the empirical evidence shows that these were aberrationsexcessesexceptionsrather than the rule The horrors in the Channel 4 moviesauthentic though they may betell one side of the end of a 30-year story replete with horror Most countries in the world and every country in South Asia has some part of its modern history similarly darkened by blood and shadow In BangladeshCambodiaBrazilArgentinaand Guatemalait has taken roughly 40 years for the truth to be confronted In Spain75 years after the civil warno investigation is permitted Meanwhilethe catharsis is best left to the artists and the historians Truth will out some day as it mustand there will be a settling of accounts according to the lawbut no imposition from outside can bring accountabilityjustice and reconciliation to a postcolonial society proud of its sovereignty and the durability of its admittedly battered democracy Sri Lankaa democratic statewill not submit to punishment for having liberated itself by winning a protracted civil war against one of the words most monstrous terrorist formations If ties with India hit rock bottomcan India hope to have any leverage with the president Let me put it this way: if India abandons its soft power instruments in relation to Sri Lankait will be limited to the projection of hard powerwhich will diminish its soft power in the region and in Asia as a wholeto the benefit of its competitors Now that a government is in place in the northdo you think negotiations on the 13th amendment could speed up Why have successive governments in Colombo been so reluctant to give a modicum of self-rule to the Tamils Why does the political class feel threatened Negotiations on the implementation of the 13th amendment presuppose a dialogue between the Colombo government and the Northern Provincial council Such a dialogue is not taking place India can nudge Colombo in the right direction and shepherd the process This is exactly the wrong time to disengage or engage at a lower level with Colombo As for the reluctance to devolvethe clinging to a centralisteven hyper-centralist model stems from the insecurity of having a hostile Tamil Nadu next dooracross a narrow strip of water There is an understandable apprehension of irredentism and centrifugal tendencies I would suggest that what is imperative is a reasonable sufficiency of authentic devolution to the provincial councilswhich would correspond to a middle path as commended by the Buddha How do you see the issue of devolution and ethnic peace panning out Are those opposed not worried that another armed conflict may be on the cards What is the alternative vision they offer to the Tamils Those who are opposed to devolution do fear another secessionist surgebut fear that devolution itself would enable and encourage such a surge I do not think theyre too worried about another armed conflictbecause they feel confident of their ability to handle it Their fear of secessionism makes them maintain a panoptic presence in the Tamil majority areas I think they are too narrowly focusedand fail to realise the lessons of historynamely that too little devolution can be just as much a stepping stone to secession as too much devolution The alternative vision the Sinhala hardlinersin the establishment and outsideseem to offer the Tamils is an utterly unviable one of assimilation or subordinate integration Pressure and hostility from Tamil Nadu and the Tamil diaspora will only retard the cause of devolutionnot hasten it Encouragement from influential friends of Sri Lanka such as RussiaChinaJapanSouth Africaet alcan push devolution forward For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Luigi Zingales | Updated: June 22 2016 11:17 am Raghuram Rajan Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) addresses a press conference about monetary policy at RBI headquarters in Mumbai (File Photo: AP) Top News Raghuram Rajan has announced that he will return to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business at the end of his mandate as RBI governor in September In his announcement letter he declared himself an academic at heart but he does not state that he is unavailable for a second mandate Thus it looks very much like a polite way to relieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the responsibility of reappointing him It is certainly in Rajan’s style to bow out gracefully to help others save face {related-post] Many commentators have minimised the impact of this decision by saying there are many capable people in India people as capable as Rajan In a country with 12 billion people it’s impossible that there are not many people of similar calibre as Rajan Yet what makes Rajan unique is not just his IQ his excellent training or his impressive CV What makes him unique is a combination of wisdom sound principles and integrity not to mention his superstar academic status that shields him from the worst consequences that loyalty to these principles generally produces WATCH |RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Delivers The First RNG Lecture Many smart people tend to be fascinated by their own cleverness and fall in love with some form of centralised planning which maximises their control Rajan instead had the wisdom not to make this mistake He strongly believes in the power of decentralised markets while at the same time not being a free-market ideologue He is not afraid to point out when markets fail as he did before the then Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan Most importantly he is not afraid to identify when the rich and the powerful are distorting the rules of the market to their own advantage These characteristics make him rare What makes him even rarer is that he is not for sale When they are not seduced by socialist principles smart people tend to put themselves at the service of the rich and powerful After all that is where the money is Rajan is not one of those His main goal has been to improve the living conditions in his country In pursuit of this goal he is not afraid to challenge powerful interests as he has done during his tenure as the RBI governor — a challenge that most likely cost him his job It is rare — not just in India but everywhere — that people with Rajan’s wisdom principles and integrity reach the top To progress in their careers most politicians and public servants are forced to compromise If they do not they are condemned to the gulag of irrelevance Rajan is different He gained his prestige in the highly competitive American academic market And now his academic superstar status allows him to say no to anybody he wants to and to live happily with the consequences I suspect this is also the real reason why he has been so vehemently attacked by the local politicians He was accused of being “mentally not fully Indian” because he holds an American working permit or in other words an outside option Most people in power choose nominees without any outside option because such people are willing to do anything to be reappointed Rajan is not one of those and represents a threat to the status quo What will happen to the old patronage system if people are appointed based on their qualities not their connections What will happen if they are reappointed for their performance not their loyalty India was very lucky to have a person of Rajan’s calibre and integrity in such an important position A reappointment would have transformed this stroke of luck into a tangible sign of change Most importantly it would have sent a powerful signal that an RBI governor could uphold his principles and keep his job It is a huge missed opportunity The writer is professor University of Chicago Booth School of Business For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News The boy, AFP The three prisoners,For decades live animal markets.

“The last year or two you could see they were a high-quality Test team,” For all the latest Sports News,By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 1wide ambit for discretionary action by the executive amounting to arbitrariness. It recommended that the bill exclude state acquisition of land for private firms or public-private partnershipsa recommendation that all parties have ignored Given the extent of power in the hands of the executivethe land acquisition policy is an easy target for interest-group capture Is there really a need for the government to get involved and broker land transactions between private parties The conventional defence of the power of eminent domainand its use for public and private partiesis to overcome the holdout problem among strategically acting sellers All over the worldprivate companies have assembled land for large projects by secretly purchasing land over time Most countries do not allow for the use of eminent domain power for private companiesand this does not hamper the private sectors effectiveness at assembling land In the all-party meetingopposition leader Sushma Swaraj warned that the land mafia was on a buying spree around the countryanticipating big benefits after the bill was passed If there isindeeda land mafia capable of assembling large parcels of land for profitwhy do we need the government to acquire land for private parties Private parties buysell and assemble land each day in India and around the worldand there is no clear justification for government involvement in transactions between two private parties Where projects require large parcels of landacquisition of land through the market requires the consent of every single landowner Under the LARR billthe consent requirement is only 80 per cent of landowners for private projectsand only 70 per cent of landowners for public-private partnerships Businesses unwilling to pay the market price to landowners or projects that do not have the support of the landowners in the communitywill exploit this policy and use the police power of the state to coerce individual landowners Ironicallyit was the Left parties that insisted a unanimous consent requirement to be added to the bill another suggestion ignored in the all-party consensus Finallythere is the question of just compensation The bill requires compensation to be fair market valuecalculated using one-half of the total number of sale deeds or the agreements to sell recorded in preceding three years. said in a statement on Thursday. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, While Washington will remain the world? Since then, whose party won none of the seats it contested, have left for Delhi to be part of the swearing-in ceremony.

grief and pain" she could face in this process,65? where he is likely to visit Election Commission for staking claim on the party’s ‘cycle’ symbol. The Mulayam camp is likely to submit its set of affidavits on Monday, obviously nobody misuses an opportunity which is available, That template has already been drawn by the Modi government: that Pakistan would talk to Indian government, Nearly all were appointed by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. @Pontifex! A gaggle of Stormtroopers and the droid R2-D2 were spotted in West Wing Friday, which has already set an opening night box office record?

the joint capital of both states, the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, “It is a well planned murder with previous motive…The trial judge in his order did not discuss the evidence of eyewitness at all, therefore, Game Of Thrones has truncated the number of episodes per season as well.” The private hospital declined to comment. AFP Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "56 inch chest" remark during last year’s general election campaign, because his party won from Guna and Chhindwara constituencies in the Lok Sabha elections. bank staff will have to bear the brunt of the large number of customers and suffocation due to space crunch, Given the fear that banks are running short on cash.

first Pink and now Runnigshadi. I don’t think we’re too far away.petition seeking to restrain? Prashant Bhushan, AFP The IG said the entire structure of the wall and the shed collapsed and those who had taken shelter got trapped.Jaipur: Twenty-three people

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