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(Source: File) Top News Rahil Gangjee continued to be the best-placed Indian at tied 10th after turning in an eventful two-under 70 in the third round of the Fiji International golf tournament in Fiji on Saturday.the jurors? For all the latest Mumbai News, Human Rights Commission held a? different forms of leaseholds, ".People should not do such things in politics and such acts do not augur well for the family The entire family is saddened by this" Mandeep who arrived here in connection with his business told reporters BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi welcomes Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s brother Daljeet Singh Kohli into BJP during an election campaign rally on Friday PTI "My family and Daljeet Singh have very good relations with the Prime Minister and his (PM’s) wife Gurusharan Kaur always maintained a live contact with the entire family" he said Mandeep claimed that even he had got an offer to join BJP but declined it as his entire family has been in Congress since the beginning and "will remain with it till last breath" To a query Mandeep said he was not aware about what BJP had offered to his uncle for joining the party "Only he (Daljeet) will be able to reveal about it" he added He said former Punjab chief minister and Congress nominee Captain Amarinder Singh will win the Amritsar contest against Jaitley "BJP is already in trouble because of intense infighting among its leaders and now it has indulged in pitting a brother against another brother" he said In a major embarrassment to the Congress Kohli had yesterday joined BJP at a public rally in Amritsar in the presence of the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying he was "depressed" over the plight the Congress has landed itself in Ranchi: Former Chief Minister Madhu Koda (Jai Bharat Samanta Party) is trailing by 3000 votes from his nearest JMM rival Niral Purty from Majhgaon (ST) after the first round of counting Chief Minister Hemant Soren (JMM) is leading by 94 votes over his nearest BJP rival Hemlal Murmu from Barhait Anil Murmu (JMM) is leading by over 2000 votes over his nearest BJP rival Simon Marandi from Litipara (ST) Ranjit Kumar Tiwari (BJP) leading by 2005 votes over his nearest Congress rival and former Assembly speaker Alamgir Alam from Pakur Stephen Marandi (JMM) leading by 428 votes over his nearest BJP rival Devidhan Tudu from Maheshpur (ST) seat after the completion of the first round Hemant Soren the Jharkhand CM in this file photo PTI Amit Kumar (JMM) leads by over 1000 votes over his nearest Ajsu party candidate Sudesh Kumar Mahto from Silli Sitting MLA Gita Koda (Jai Bharat Samanta Party) wife of former Chief Minister Madhu Koda leading by over 1300 votes from her nearest BJP rival Mangal Singh Suren from Jagannathpur (ST) Ramchandra Singh (RJD) leading by 2928 votes over his nearest BJP rival Harikrishn Singh from Manika Jiga Susaran Horo (JMM) leading by over 700 votes over his BJP rival Dinesh Oraon from Sesai (ST) Shashibhusan Samad (JMM) leading by 5000 votes over his nearest BJP rival Navami Oraon from Chakradharpur PTI Published: September 20 2013 3:44 am Related News It is time governments came together to eradicate warzone rape and sexual violence William Hague and Angelina Jolie Each day accounts of horrific crimes in Syria reach the outside world Now the UN has confirmed that rape is being used to terrorise and punish womenmen and childrenduring house searches and interrogationsat checkpointsand in detention centres and prisons across the country The latest harrowing UN Commission of Inquiry report describes a mother being raped and forced to cook and clean for her captorsunder the threat of the murder of her children It tells the story of a university student who was raped because her brother was a wanted by the government These accounts are the tip of the iceberg Fearshame and the sheer struggle for survival mean that many survivors do not dare to come forward Sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war in nearly every major conflict in our lifetimefrom Bosnia to Rwanda This is rape used as a deliberate military tacticto achieve political objectives: to humiliate political opponentsto drive out or subjugate a different ethnic groupingor to terrorise a community into submission In some conflicts it is even used to infect women with HIVor to injure them so badly that they are unable to bear children Rape is used because it is easily concealed and strikes at the most vulnerable people When we visited the Democratic Republic of Congowe met a mother whose five-year-old daughter had been violated That girl is too young to make her voice heardbut her suffering and that of millions of other victims around the world should be a call to action The world has devised treaties to outlaw the global use of cluster munitions and landmines or to drive down the trade in illegal weapons All of these agreements were once considered impossible They all began with moral outrage and led to global action It is time to do the same against warzone rape and sexual violence The crux of the problem is an ingrained culture of impunitywhere for tens of thousands of rapes in any one country there have only been a handful of prosecutions The men raping prisoners in a detention centre in Syria think that they will get away with it because that is what history suggests Another acute factor is the lack of long-term support for survivorswho face a lifetime of rejectionillness and trauma on top of their suffering at the hands of their abusers We have come together to campaign on this issue because we have both seen the way sexual violence devastates the lives of survivors and their families We want to raise awareness of the urgent need for action And we are calling for governments of the world to unite to eradicate warzone rape as a vital priority We started our initiative last yearand are grateful for the way many countries have responded to it In April in Londonthe G-8including our own two countriesmade a historic commitment to address this issue In Junethe UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution bolstering the UNs capabilities Forty-five members of the UN showed their support by co-sponsoring the resolution a record in recent history Next week is the UN General Assembly in New Yorkthe largest gathering of world leaders in any one year On September 24a new Declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict will be presented It has been drawn up with the UN Secretary Generals Special Representative on Sexual Violenceand a dozen countries from the Middle EastEuropeAfrica and Asia whose leaders have courageously agreed to champion this cause with us The declaration will give every country in the world an opportunity to show where it stands on this issue The countries endorsing it will agreefor the first timethat serious sexual violence in conflict constitutes grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and their first protocol This will mean that suspects can be apprehended wherever they are in the world It contains a pledge not to allow amnesties for sexual violence in peace agreementsso that these crimes can no longer be swept under the carpet and military leaders learn that there will be accountability The declaration promises a new international protocol by the middle of 2014: to help ensure that evidence produced can stand up in court and more survivors can see justiceand to place the safety and dignity of victims at the heart of investigations into rape and other sexual crimes in conflict zones It includes provisions on womens participationthe protection of refugeesand training for national armed forces and police And its signatories will promise to put protection from sexual violence at the forefront of all their conflict and humanitarian workand to help strengthen the capacity of countries most at risk of this violence We believe these are all steps that every member of the international community should be able to support So we hope that a majority of the worlds governments will sign up to this pactand that together we can work to put these commitments into practice If we canit could mark a turning point in international attitudes to rape and sexual violenceand finallythe beginning of an end to impunity There are many other injustices which the world must confront But the rape and abuse of hundreds of thousands of womenmen and children can no longer be tolerated We hope people around the world will join us to take this stand Hague is the British foreign ministerJolie is special envoyUNHCR For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by HIMANSHU | Updated: February 27 2016 12:30 am One of the strongest indicators of the distress in the rural economy and among the poor is the wage rate growth Top News Last year in February Prime Minister Narendra Modi had exhorted voters to vote for his party in the Delhi assembly election claiming that his victory in the general election had brought luck to the country Unfortunately the voters of urban Delhi were not convinced and the BJP received a drubbing The situation in rural India is no different judging by the election results of the least urbanised state of Bihar some months ago That the economy is in crisis is no longer a matter of speculation All indicators except the mysterious GDP growth estimates of the Central Statistical Office have been pointing to the worsening of the economy Not to be left behind even the Sensex was trading at its lowest since the government took over The declining export figures and falling manufacturing numbers confirm what was already known to most people tracking the economy The worst hit in this national crisis are the poor and vulnerable in rural areas The rural economy has been under stress But the extent and long duration of the distress have surprised many To be fair a large part of this has been due to the slowdown in the global economy and the corresponding fall in prices of most primary agricultural commodities The back-to-back droughts — only the third instance in the last hundred years — haven’t helped the situation While luck has certainly not been on the side of the rural poor who voted overwhelmingly to bring the NDA to power in 2014 a large part of the blame must be shouldered by the government for not only ignoring the warning signs but also aggravating an already fragile situation in rural areas The failure of the government was evident not only in its denial of the existence of a crisis in rural areas but also the cutback in funding for most rural programmes in the last budget The worst cutbacks were reserved for agriculture and rural areas with reduced spending on some crucial interventions such as the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana and the winding up of the Backward Regions Grant Fund This was accompanied by reduced expenditure on irrigation schemes such as the Integrated Watershed Management Programme and Accelerated Irrigation Benefits and Flood Management Programme As if these direct cuts were not enough the sharp reduction in expenditure on other programmes and the neglect of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) meant that whatever little support rural areas were getting in terms of public expenditure also dried up There is a massive demand for MGNREGA work but the sudden awakening of the government in the last few months is certainly too late and too little The farmer was not only worried about falling output prices but also the increase in input prices and the non-availability of crucial inputs such as fertilisers The price of diammonium phosphate had increased from Rs 10000 per tonne in 2010 to Rs 25000 per tonne by 2014 A similar increase has been seen in the case of the open-market urea price This coupled with shortages in urea and complex fertilisers has meant that even basic inputs have been out of reach for average farmers With the government using the opportunity of falling petroleum prices to shore up revenues by raising excise on petroleum products even a significant reduction in diesel prices did not materialise for farmers The distress is now evident to anybody who has been tracking the rural economy While this is obvious in the case of farmers given the rise in farmer suicides across states the worst sufferers are casual agricultural as well as non-agricultural labourers One of the strongest indicators of the distress in the rural economy and among the poor is the wage rate growth The latest data from the Labour Bureau suggests that the wages of unskilled casual workers have declined in real terms between November 2013 and November 2015 by 214 per cent per annum This is the first time in the last five decades that the wages of casual workers in rural areas have declined in real terms Part of the reason for this decline is the worsening of the agrarian situation But it has also been aggravated by lack of demand from the non-agricultural sector The last five years before 2013 had seen a sharp rise in wages in real terms at 6 per cent per annum driven by rising rural demand and also an increase in government spending in different forms Rural areas have not only seen an unprecedented slump in demand — this can be gauged by the fall in two-wheeler and durables sales — but they have also been hit by the decline in employment generation through public programmes The extent of stress in the rural economy is not just about wages and incomes It is about making the rural economy an engine of growth — and also making growth inclusive Falling incomes are not only going to hurt the economy in the short run They will also likely reverse the process of development in rural areas that had been seen in terms of rising access to education particularly among women and nutrition Unfortunately there has been no recognition of the extent of distress in the rural economy let alone concrete measures to correct it While an increase in financial spending will certainly be required to revive sagging rural demand the situation also requires political commitment to make growth inclusive It may not be too late to do so but the government should keep in mind that luck favours the brave For this government the time to take brave decisions is now The writer is associate professor Centre for Economic Studies and Planning JNU Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News have argued that stronger laws are necessary to keep the peace and add teeth to law enforcement. Starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha, Others have been projected to get 10 per cent of the total votes. “A search for survivors is under way.

suggestion was turned down and was not supported by many in the House? Dikshit said this in a letter on May 5replying to Singhvis letter of concern to the Chief Minister following the proposal moved some city MLAs in the House on April 1 In his letterdated April 2Singhvi said he was surprised and candidly disappointed by such demands made by MLAs The proposal was made by MLAs Shoaib IqbalSubhash Chopra and Mukesh Sharma For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | Nicosia | Published: July 28 2015 9:37 pm Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Related News Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Iran posed a “formidable” threat to Europe accusing its proxy Hezbollah of operating cells across the continent Just last month a member of the Lebanese Shiite militant group was jailed in Cyprus for plotting attacks on Israeli targets on the Mediterranean island Netanyahu on an official visit to Nicosia said “Iran and Hezbollah organise a terrorist network that covers over 30 countries on five continents including just about everycountry in Europe” Iran and leading world powers signed a deal this month on Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme an accord the Israeli leader criticised as a “stunning historic mistake” Share This Article Related Article Netanyahu said Israel and Cyprus were faced with the dual dangers of Iran and the extremist attacks perpetrated by the Islamic State group which controls large parts of Iraq and Syria “ISIS obviously endangers European societies Western societies African societies the whole world” the premier said using an alternative acronym for IS “These are two formidable dangers They are expressed in many weapons in many attacks but the most prevalent one that concerns Cyprus and Europe is of course the terrorism that emanates from these areas” he added Last month a Cypriot court jailed a Lebanese-Canadian man for six years after he pleaded guilty to terror chargeslinked to 82 tonnes of potential bomb-making material found in his home Authorities said the man was a member of the military wing of Hezbollah and had helped the group plan “terrorist attacks” on “Israeli interests in Cyprus” Cyprus is not known for its militant activity despite its proximity to the Middle East But in 2013 a Cypriot court sentenced a Lebanon-born Swedish man who admitted he was a Hezbollah member to four years in jail after he was found guilty of targeting Israelis on the island A botched bomb attack on the Israeli embassy in 1988 claimed the lives of three people Israel has repeatedly criticised the Iran nuclear deal and insists it is not bound to respect Tehran’s accord with the West Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said he and Netanyahu had discussed the accord adding that Cyprus expressed “hope that this deal will help generate stability… and assist in addressing the security concerns of the State of Israel” The talks also focussed on security defence and the exploration of oil and gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean according to Anastasiades The Aphrodite field discovered off Cyprus’ southeast coast in 2011 is estimated to contain between 36 trillion and 6 trillion cubic feet (102 billion-170 billion cubic metres) of gas For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: July 14 2010 1:33 am Related News A group of students from the general category who were waiting for counselling for admission to BCom today held a protest at SCD Government College for Boys It was around 5 pm when about 50 students raised slogans against the college authorities for delaying the counselling process Howevercollege principal Jasbeer Kaur Makkar said these students were given the time of 2 pm but they arrived at the college campus at 8 am It needs to be mentioned here that the counselling for the general category started at the SCD Government College on July 10 and concluded on July 12 Todaywas the counselling day for reserve category students It was decided that the vacant seats of the reserve category will be converted into general categoryso that more students could be accommodated Talking to Newslinea group of students said?such notions can only hold it back. It is high time the modern Indian polity grew out of dated notions like caste and creed. download Indian Express App ? 2017 2:08 pm Robby Andrews dropped out of the 1, Pronouncing the prime minister’s name for the first time from a public platform, who is former Bihar Chief Minister, Lokesh, and it is especially vital that predominantly Sunni nations, These were total candidates who took the Class X examination at this centre.

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