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Yet, sticking to his all-boy band.” she said. it was always considered to be prestigious to have a record against your name in the Guinness Book. Some time ago,she was forced to appear in lower court in the National Herald case then came revelations in the Ishrat Jahan case then how the Congress-led UPA changed the course of investigations in Malegaon and Samjhauta express blasts cases to shield the real culprits and blame it on ‘Hindu terror’ and now the AgustaWestland scam While the law will take its own course we will also fight it out politically inside and outside of Parliament" Now that the bribe-givers have been jailed in Italy it is incumbent on the Narendra Modi government to find and name the bribe-takers and bring them to book as per the due process of the law Clearly the BJP smells a big kill in the Agusta VVIP chopper scam Written by Meghnad Desai | Published: January 8 2012 2:01 am Related News Just when everyone was recovering from New Years eve celebrationsthe UPA-II government slipped in a step liberalising the economy This was to allow foreign investors to hold equity in Indian companies If only they had done the same with FDIno one would have been any wiser since that too required only an Executive decision Of coursethe government did not dare do that and hastily withdrew their decision soon after the PM had announced it As Pranab Mukherjee explainedthey knew they did not have the strength to pass it in the Lok Sabha nor face a mid-term election Indeeda lot of the policy paralysis can be explained in terms of coalition politics since the Congress cannot control either the TMC nor the NCP and the DMK is only held in thrall due to Kanimozhi In UPA-1the Left supported from outside and dictated their demands in a reasonable way But Didi plays rough I had warned at the time of Singur that the Congress was playing with fire in clutching TMC to its bosom to get rid of the CPM Now they know So on the Executive sideFDIPensionsFood SecurityLand Acquisition are all hanging fire because Didi holds the veto It is unlikely that she will relent She does not need the Congress any more; the Congress needs her desperately Sharad Pawar will also choose his moment to cut loose There is some whistling in the dark on part of Congressmen that come state electionsthe Congress will win enough seats in UPPunjab and Uttarakhand to redress the imbalance in the Rajya Sabha This is a false hope Even the irresistible charms of Rahul Gandhi will not give the Congress much beyond 50 seats in UP With the RLDthe total may breach 75 but that is it Mayawati may yet end up as the leader of the largest single party rather than Mulayam Singh (Have you noticed how many cases the CBI is pursuing in UP since the CEC announced the dates for polling Should the CBI not be considered a part of the Congress electoral strategy and banned from acting in states where there is polling) In that caseshe may go with the BJP rather than the Congress Congress dreams of forming a coalition government with the Samajwadi Party may just stay that The logjam in the Rajya Sabha may not be resolved by midsummer The abusive exchanges between the Congress and the BJP assure us that the policy paralysis will be accompanied by parliamentary paralysis This was obvious even on December 27 in the Lok Sabha when the Congress parliamentary managers failed even to summon their own numbers much less a two-thirds majority The Rajya Sabha mess only put Dr Ansari in a bad situation In the House of Commonsthe Speaker can on his own or after consultation with the chief whips of government and Oppositiondecide to extend the session In the House of Lordsthe House controls its times in a similar manner The notion that the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha needs the Cabinets permission or even the Presidents say-so to let the session go on beyond midnight shows the extent to which Indian Parliament has given up its rights to the Executive Indian parliamentunlike the Britishis also shy of having votes where the House will divide and votes will be counted In the House of Lordsit is open to any member to challenge the Lord Speakers decision on a voice vote and insist on a division Votes are counted in formal divisions and names of Peers voting for and against are known With a voice vote which Lok Sabha favoursAnna Hazare will never find out who votes against the Lokpal Bill If the Government will not change parliamentary rulesit better change its behaviour If India is to escape the dual paralysesthere must be constant backroom parleys between the Congress and the BJP as was the case when the Sense of the House Resolution was passed last August That was Parliament at its best; last week it was Parliament at its weakest It is not a question of whose fault it was; it is a question of whether there will be any progress in Indian politics For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ipsita Chakravarty | Published: March 25 2015 12:00 am If the spectators at the Waco lynching of 1916 joked about being at a ‘barbecue’ this lynching had the fury of an exorcism Related News In Dimapur on March 4 a crowd of people gathered around a dying man and held up their cell phones The man had been dragged out of the city’s central jail stripped bound by the waist and as he was being battered to death they took pictures Syed Sharif Khan was believed to be an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant though it is now found that he was not and he had been detained on charges of rape though the Nagaland government’s report to the Union home ministry claims there had been none The public spectacle of his death was perhaps meant to replicate the shame inflicted by his imagined crime The pictures kept a record of the shame Some of the photographs escaped into social media the next day and they may still be circulating as grisly mementos Because for those in the crowd it seems it was not enough to kill; the killing had to be viewed It appears implausible this pairing of sudden violence and the cool photographic recording of it of atavistic brutality and the technology required to capture the images But it is not new In 1916 Jesse Washington a black man in Waco Texas was accused of killing the wife of a cotton planter and burnt alive by a mob A local professional photographer took pictures of the event which were then sold as postcards One of the crowd sent his parents a postcard bearing the words “This is the barbecue we had last night My picture is to the left with a cross over it your son Joe” It shows a row of spectators at the back and two people in the foreground posing next to the charred stump of the body They have the swagger of hunters standing over a trophy Postcards were only part of the memorabilia floating around after Washington’s death — those willing to pay more could acquire a length of the chain used to hang him and other more macabre remains Lynchings in the American south were regularly photographed and in some cases even simulated through audio-visual media after the event was over It was as if this public act of killing could not be complete without the images and mementos that proliferated afterwards For lynching has never been about violence alone — as Amy Louise Wood observes in her book Lynching and Spectacle “even that violence and those deaths were representational” Around the turn of the 20th century Wood goes on to say the most sensational lynchings took place in fast urbanising areas These were the places where the old social order was most visibly threatened as blacks and whites competed for jobs and emerging urban spaces threw them together in new ways The social and political anxieties of the southern white population gave rise to the spectre of the “black brute rapist” who violated white women and by extension the “purity” of white society Lynchings enacted a triumph over these social fears and reinstated challenged hierarchies But what of the lynching crowd at Dimapur What triumph did the photographs commemorate Nagaland is the result of its own peculiar history and inhabits a very different context; the ethnic tensions of the hill state may not be comparable to the racial hatred of southern America or the hierarchies it produced But curious resonances surfaced in the lynching at Dimapur To begin with the city has its own spectres The most audible strain of Naga identity at least has long defined itself in terms of ethnic purity which must be protected against “outsiders” Over time anxieties about outsiders have coalesced around the figure of the “illegal Bangladeshi immigrant” a phrase often contracted to the clipped impersonal acronym “IBI” Local lore frequently casts him as a predatory creature stealthily making inroads in Naga society by taking over jobs and land marrying local women From the 1980s there had been reports of how marriages between Naga women and IBIs had given rise to a new population of “Sumias” Local newspapers continue to raise alarm about the “ballooning population of immigrants” being a “big threat to the survival of the local populace” On Gandhi Jayanti in 2012 the Naga Council Dimapur introduced a pledge to “socially and economically boycott” IBIs The stakes were high no less than the “erosion” of Naga identity by a “tidal wave of alien culture” Many fears seem to converge in the person of the IBI — hybridity economic dispossession and eventually cultural extinction In Syed Sharif Khan a Bengali-speaking Muslim who had married a local woman and was accused of raping a Naga girl Dimapur found the perfect focus for them Did the crowd that bore down on him believe they were expelling these fears If the spectators at Waco joked about being at a “barbecue” this lynching had the fury of an exorcism The procession that started at the central jail was bound for the clock tower a city landmark where the accused would be mounted on the rails This was to be no ordinary killing; the images it left behind were important There would also have to be proof that this ritual expulsion had taken place To the cell phone wielders that day the photographs may tell that story But to horrified viewers who were not part of the crowd certain social pathologies were played out and taken to their tragic conclusion in the Dimapur lynching The photographs tell that story too [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBrussels: The European Parliament warnedon Wednesday that Britain must do more on citizens and Ireland for a Brexit deal in November despite reports that an agreement on a the divorce bill was close "Considerable problems remain which pose a fundamental question as to whether sufficient progress has been achieved" European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt wrote to EU negotiator Michel Barnier The EU insists there must be "sufficient progress" on the divorce issues of the bill the rights of three million European nationals in Britain and the Irish border in order to unlock talks on a future trade deal at a summit on December 14-15 The parliament said in a press release that "more progress is needed on citizens rights and even more on the situation on the island of Ireland" Representational image AP Former Belgian prime minister Verhofstadt highlighted the issue of whether the EU’s top court would remain responsible for upholding the rights of European expats after Britain leaves the bloc in 2019 "It is with great concern that we note that negotiations in this respect are stalled and even some progress reversed" Verhofstadt said in his letter Verhofstadt also called on Britain to make a "clear commitment" to ensuring that there is "no hardening of the border" between EU member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland "We trust that you fully share the above concerns and will continue working to address them in negotiations in the coming days as their satisfactory resolution will determine parliament’s assessment of whether sufficient progress has been achieved" he wrote While the European Parliament has no binding say on a deal for whether the Brexit talks move on to their next phase this month it will have a final veto on the overall withdrawal agreement when Britain leaves in 2019 The downbeat assessment came just hours after Ireland’s EU commissioner said Britain was "very close" to agreeing the size of its Brexit bill and that he hoped for "movement" within days on the Irish question Barnier warned that "we still have work to do the negotiation is not over on this subject" but voiced hope that an agreement could be struck next week when British Prime Minister Theresa May meets commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker Islamabad: Pakistani media on Thursday named at least eight staffers at the Indian High Commission here and accused them of carrying out ‘anti-Pakistan activities’ in the latest tit-for-tit action amid raging Indo-Pak tensions After Pakistan pulled out six of its officials in the wake of a spy scandal involving staffers of its High Commission in New Delhi sources in the External Affairs Ministry on Wednsday said India was mulling withdrawal of eight of its diplomats as their security has been "completely compromised" However Pakistani media on Thursday identified at least eight Indian staffers and accused them of "anti-Pakistan activities" Representational image AFP The latest tit-for-tit naming of officials coincided with raging tension between India and Pakistan following the Uri terror attack and India’s retaliatory surgical strikes across the LoC that pushed the bilateral ties to a new low First two Indian officials were named on Wednesday afternoon but by late night the number soared to eight The Dawn reported that the alleged Indian intelligence personnel whose cover was blown off in the media leak include commercial counsellor Rajesh Kumar Agnihotri first secretary press and culture Balbir Singh first secretary commercial Anurag Singh visa attache Amardeep Singh Bhatti visa assistants Dharmedra Vijay Kumar Verma and Madhavan Nanda Kumar and assistant personnel welfare office Jayabalan Senthil The media leak claimed that the officials were working for either RAW or for the Indian Intelligence Bureau The names have however not been officially confirmed by the Foreign Office According to the information leaked to the media the Indian ‘agents’ were found to be involved in "subversive activities’ including attempts to disrupt the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and "create fear and chaos in the country" They are also alleged to have been building a network of informants within Pakistan and fabricating evidence for tarnishing the country The Dawn said these Indian officials could be declared persona non-grata by Pakistani authorities in the coming days or India might withdraw them Meanwhile the withdrawn Pakistani officers and staffers reached Lahore on Wednesday New Delhi: The suspense over wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic participation was prolonged further on Thursday after the National Anti-Doping Agency deferred its final verdict on the doping scandal surrounding him to Saturday or Monday at the end of a two-day hearing in New Delhi A day after Narsingh and his lawyers presented their case on the failed dope test which according to them was a conspiracy against the grappler NADA’s legal team gave its arguments against the sabotage theory before the disciplinary committee "Hearing has been concluded today The judgement will come out either on Saturday or Monday" NADA’s lawyer Gaurang Kanth told reporters at the end of the hearing on Thursday Narsingh Yadav at the NADA hearing AP "The argument by NADA was that he is not eligible for remission which he has been asking Narsingh did not produce the relevant circumstantial evidence that there could have been sabotage as had been claimed by them" he added "They filed an affidavit that his drinks or water was spiked but they did not produce the evidence to prove it to satisfy NADA and WADA" he argued The wrestler who has alleged the involvement of fellow grapplers in the conspiracy has already been replaced by Parveen Rana in the Olympic bound squad but will be reinstated if he gets a favourable verdict from NADA NADA’s lawyer however said that Narsingh’s claims of conspiracy are not backed by sufficient proof "We argued that the requirements of due diligence and care which was needed to escape from punishment was not provided as to satisfy the WADA Code So we said he should be given punishment as appropriate this panel thinks fit" Kanth said "We also opposed his contention that he was not negligent and had not committed mistake in not taking due care as an athlete We said as an international athlete he should have taken due care about his food and drinks But from what he had produced before the panel there was nothing to prove due care on his part" he added "So under WADA Code if he fails to prove due care and diligence he should not be given remission and should be punished The arguments are over let us see what the panel decides" Earlier on Wednesday Narsingh and his battery of lawyers presented their case "We have put Narsingh’s argument We have full faith in the NADA panel We are trying to convince them We are hopeful he will be exonerated NADA panel is helpful We have presented our argument today and panel was very patient and we had a very fair hearing NADA will present their case tomorrow" Narsingh’s lawyer Vidushpat Singhania had said On a second successive day of chaos at the NADA headquarters Narsingh’s supporters shouted slogans demanding justice for him The wrestler has also filed a police complaint implicating two fellow wrestlers However his supplements have reportedly been found to be clean Narsingh filed an FIR at the Sonepat Police Station naming two fellow wrestlers one of them a 17-year-old and persisted with his demand for a CBI probe into the scandal that has sent shockwaves into the Indian sporting fraternity The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has backed Narsingh Sports Minister Vijay Goel on the other hand has stuck to his stand that the government will abide by international rules when it comes to deciding on Narsingh’s trip to Rio in the aftermath of the controversy Narsingh’s hopes of competing in the Olympics had faded further after the wrestler failed a second dope test which was conducted on him on 5 July It is learnt that Narsingh already under provisional suspension for failing a 25 June dope test has also flunked the second test done on his ‘A’ sample and refused the ‘B’ sample test Narsingh had been picked ahead of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar after he won the quota place with a bronze medal in the World Championships Freestyle wrestler Rana had earlier won a gold medal in the 74kg category at the Dave Schultz Memorial wrestling tournament in USA in 2014 Written by Express News Service | Published: June 11 2013 3:14 am Related News A TRAFFIC police constable was killed and another seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Bhiwandi Mondaypolice said The accused is absconding Police said constables Sanjay Mundhe (43) and Pravin Suryavanshi (39)posted at Matunga traffic divisionwere riding to their Kalyan home on the latters motorbikewhen a Maruti Wagon R car allegedly knocked them down The accident occurred around 130 am on Bhiwandi bypassoff the Bhiwandi-Nashik highway The car driver sped off towards Nashik without stoppingpolice said Mundhewho was riding pillion without a helmetsuffered severe head injuries Both were rushed to Jupiter Hospital in Thanewhere Mundhe was pronounced brought dead Suryavanshiwho was wearing a helmetsuffered a fracture in the left arm He was shifted to Fortis Hospital in Mulund and was recuperating police said Police said an eyewitness who called the control room found broken pieces of the number plate of the Wagon R We found several pieces scattered at the site of the accident and have recovered most of the number except the last digit Our officers are at the Thane RTOwhere the car is registeredand are attempting numeric combinations and a 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