has included him in its list of winning candidates. Once successful," the MLA from Sunam said. All the other candidates from the party have also been asked to do as confidence building measure. and it’s hardly a sure thing that Tokyo won’t be on his mind in four years either.” he said. the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against SVLL’s promoter Rupchand Baid and others for criminal conspiracy and for cheating the Bank of Maharashtra of Rs 836. torso.

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an attempt that ultimately proved in vain as the Briton ended up second and Bottas third. “In this historic House,t put that into your mouth, he said When I asked whyhe said I had bought shoe polish Every day I would run around looking for a job In December 1973I met a man in Alliance Franaise who promised a job if I met him the next day at 3 pm The place of my appointment at Pigalle in north Paris was about 8 km from Dr Pynes house When I reached and entered a house in a small lane; everything looked quite bizarre A large room was separated into cubicles with flowing curtains I peeped in and found couples in each of them It was a brothel I was petrified and quickly went out and stood by the staircase An old lady came and explained that I should be in front at the lanefrom 3 pm to 4 am.d been feeling told me this was not the purpose of my coming to Paris. attributing it to Western pressure.S. the matter will then be stuck for years. According to liver specialist Abha Nagral, Arjun Kapoor along with Ileana D Cruz and Athiya Shetty, Bengal put up a relatively better show in the second essay courtesy Wriddhiman’s unbeaten 108 as they scored 348 managing to avert the ignominy of innings defeat.

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invoking the Congress government? The only difference between me and others is that I don? to overtake him in the final Test of the year. like the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the CPM have also criticised him for making ‘irresponsible’ and ‘communal’ comments.CPM leader Sitaram Yechury also attackedModi’s comments saying they were communal and "intended to divide Hindus and Muslims" "The Prime Minister true to his form is vitiating the atmosphere during election time" Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters here "He has tried to stir communal tensions and polarise the society His speech on graveyard and crematoria shows his mindset" the Congress leader said Sharma’s remarks came a day after Modi addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur accusing the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government of playing politics of discrimination He also said that this was while his flagship schemes were benefiting all irrespective of their caste and religion The New Indian Express reports that Modi’s comments were aimed at asserting that the public should not be divided on caste and religious lines he further stated that “sabka sath sabka vikas” is his government’s mantra The prime minister went on to say that the Samajwadi Party has promoted discrimination which is not the BJP’s agenda According to The Indian Express just after the comment criticisms poured in from the opposition political parties and citizens on social media against the prime minister’s ‘communal tactics’ The controversialstatement comes right after the third phase of Assembly elections which was underway in 69 seats across 12 of the state’s districts Sharanya Gopinathan Hearing a case on the barbaric conditions in over a thousand Indian prisons (trust me you don’t want to know) last month the SC enthusiastically called for “encouraging the establishment of [more] open prisons” An open prison is basically like a campus without locks and bars where the inmates can come and go as they please (there’s minimal supervision) so long as they report back to the prison every evening They can work receive visitors in some cases live with their families and most importantly serve much shorter and some-times even half sentences So not only could establishing more open prisons take a huge load off of our already over-burdened prison system but as lawyer Smita Chakraburtty observed in a recent interview open prisons could be the key to shifting from a retributive to a rehabilitative justice system: one that reforms and readies convicts for regular life back in society instead of a system that hardens them instead Open prisons are a great way to reward good behaviour in non-habitual offenders and they’ve been proven to result in more cooperative well-adjusted rehabilitated and mentally stable prisoners Too bad they’re only for men in India Representational image of women prisoners Reuters Back when doing research on open prisons in the 1980s legal scholar Upendra Baxi said it was notoriously difficult to find any data at all on these jails even for the government’s own research purposes itself because states don’t keep clear records of their functioning Two decades later it doesn’t feel like much has changed — there’s shockingly little data available on open prisons and what’s available paints a pretty grim picture The latest NCRB data on prisons in India from 2015 shows that of the 3789 inmates in open prisons only 109 are women While the numbers might have changed a bit by now it’s clear that there are more men than women in open jails In fact of the 63 open jails in the country only four accept women inmates at all: Yerawada Open Jail and the Women’s Open Prison in Trivandrum are exclusively for women and the Durgapura and Sanganer Open Camps in Rajasthan do take in a few women inmates The other 59 open prisons in India have no women at all It gets worse This isn’t a simple case of inadequate infrastructure for women or even bad execution although that’s frustrating enough It seems that in most states women are actually explicitly barred in the admission criteria to open prisons in the first place Recently the Delhi High Court heard a PIL filed by advocate Sunil Gupta a former legal advisor at Tihar Jail which sought the quashing of biased Delhi prison guidelines that arbitrarily excluded women from open and semi-open prisons The Delhi High Court remarked that it set a bad precedent and that discriminatory guidelines shouldn’t exist A closer look at some of the available literature on open prisons (and there’s woefully little out there) indicates that while the guidelines for admission into open prisons vary from state to state this isn’t just a Delhi problem One of the main guidelines across states for entry into open prisons is that you must not be a woman Just because So when it comes to being selected to go to an open prison and availing all the mental physical social and economic benefits associated with it women in India almost literally don’t stand a chance In fact they suddenly find themselves in the same category as class one prisoners people convicted of crimes like dacoity and drug dealing and habitual offenders Incredibly in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan people with “youthful or boyish” looks are also not allowed entry into open prisons Some speculate that this is probably a guideline that comes from a terrible misunderstanding of the nature of sexuality in a bid to protect young men from homosexual advances in prison but it also reflects how the baseline here is male The rules consider highly specific threats to men but don’t even seem to consider the possibility of women inmates and the needs and protections they would require It’s because the working assumption is that only men deserve to go to open prisons The fact that women are denied the opportunity to go to open jails feels even more depressing when you look at some of the specific issues that affect them Firstly there are some women prisoners who fall outside criminality as we generally see it — these women end up in jail because they reacted violently to continued abuse from their husbands in-laws or family members Psychologists and police officers working with women criminals point to the “different kinds of strains” that prompt women to commit crimes and it’s also pretty telling that one of the most common charges against women in Maharashtra which has the highest number of female prisoners is “cruelty to husband or relatives” which sounds like a murky charge that could likely tell a story of prolonged abuse These kinds of women are different from cold-blooded killers profiteers and cruel criminals with the risk of recidivism and point more to a glaring flaw in society than any dire criminal tendencies that need to be addressed in the women Women like these are actually victims themselves and it’s cruel to put them through the harsh punishments that are meant to rebuke and rehabilitate truly dangerous criminals who pose threats to society at large Secondly given the fact that some women end up in jail because of abuse from their families and several face ostracisation abandonment and shame from them having gone to jail many women have nowhere to turn to when they’ve served their sentences Being allowed to earn money for their work in open prisons would help them stand on their own feet when released without being forced to turn to other avenues for money This will also reduce psychological pressure when they have to go back to living their normal lives It’s also true that women face particular horrors in custody from death and violence men-tal and physical abuse to sexual assault and other humiliating attacks by guards and prison officials (like when a Tumkur jailer filmed women prisoners and leaked it to the media causing one inmate to attempt suicide) Experts say that conventional prison systems also force women into criminal or gang-related activities after prison for lack of other viable financial options and after prolonged association with hardened criminals An open prison system where there are no jailers and a less severe and violent power hierarchy reduces the risk of abuse like this taking place against powerless women and increases the chances of them settling back into regular society Open prisons also allow a lot more interaction with your family and the outside world The rules vary in different states and prisons but in open prisons subject to some regulations you can live with your family full-time or at least for one week a month This would of course be a wonderful thing for women with children — not only would they be able to live with their children and families but the kids also get to grow up in a much safer environment than a regular prison It’s clear that women stand a lot to gain from the system of open prisons perhaps even more than men considering their precarious position within society and the family India’s exclusion of women from the open prison system sounds like it was designed for convenience – while the government might have wanted to try to improve prisoners’ conditions they chose to do it by simply forgetting about the existence of women or by putting their needs last This is an approach we’re perhaps all guilty of when we put our battles into a hierarchy – have you ever heard someone prioritize women’s rights over gay rights over trans rights If we’re going to try and take leaps forward by introducing cool systems like open prisons let’s make sure we take the leap together The Ladies Finger (TLF) is a leading online women’s magazine Mumbai: The Mumbai Police registered 16 FIRs and detained over 300 people in connection with protests by Dalit groups during the day-long bandh on Wednesday against the Bhima Koregaon caste clashes while Internet services were suspended in Kolhapur following tension in the district Protests hit Maharashtra on Wednesday Geeta Desai/101 Reporters Over 200 buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation were damaged in attacks by protesters across the state during the bandh MSRTC officials said In Mumbai 16 FIRs were registered at various police stations and more than 300 people detained police said In Kolhapur the home district of social reformist late Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj the protesters on Wednesday attacked 13 buses of the civic corporation an official said The Kolhapur district police has suspended Internet services till Wednesday midnight as a precautionary measure an official said Protests by Dalit groups were held in the district on Wednesday followed by counter-rallies led by Shiv Sena MLA Rajesh Kshirsagar In Parbhani district of Marathwada region an office of the RSS was attacked yesterday police said The agitators raised anti-RSS slogans the Parbhani police said adding no major damage to property was reported In Nilanga the home town of state labour minister Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar in Latur district around 40 two-wheelers and 10 to 12 four-wheelers were damaged by a mob police said The bandh was called on Wednesday following violence in Pune district on January 1 when Dalit groups were celebrating the bicentenary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in which the forces of the British East India Company defeated the Peshwa’s army Dalit leaders commemorate the British victory as it is believed that soldiers from the Mahar community were part of the East India Company’s forces The Peshwas were Brahmins and the victory is seen as a symbol of assertiveness by Dalits The battle has come to be seen as a symbol of Dalit pride because a large number of soldiers in the Company force were Mahar Dalits Since the Peshwas who were Brahmins were seen as oppressors of Dalits the victory of the Mahar soldiers over Peshwa force is seen as Dalit assertion By: Express News Service | Updated: March 11 2016 12:01 am At the venue of the World Culture Festival on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi India March 8 2016 Related News Over weeks under the unseeing gaze of the Union government a mega festival venue came up on the Yamuna floodplains in the national capital An army unit built temporary bridges while bulldozers rolled over the cabbage and cauliflower crop Billboards listed different government agencies among the sponsors of the event As the Art of Living (AOL) Foundation’s World Culture Festival gets underway amid controversy the spotlight will be on the regulatory system which has been shown up to be lax and compromised The National Green Tribunal (NGT) order on a plea seeking a ban on the three-day festival makes for disturbing reading Two days ahead of the festival which the organisers claim will attract 35 lakh visitors it was revealed that the venue did not have fire safety and security clearances The quality of construction especially the stage was suspect No traffic plan was in place to manage the crowd expected on the roads connecting Delhi to trans-Yamuna colonies and Noida The Delhi Development Authority the Central agency that gave clearance for the festival in June last pleaded ignorance about the scale of the event and its impact on the fragile Yamuna ecosystem The Delhi Pollution Control Committee was clueless about the construction debris and waste likely to be left behind by the congregation The ministry of water resources mandated to protect the Yamuna was not in the picture while the ministry of environment and forests told the tribunal that the event which the Delhi High Court described as an ecological disaster did not require environmental clearances The NGT rightly indicted all the agencies and the AOL but permitted the event subsequent to the organisers paying an initial fine of Rs 5 crore and developing a biodiversity park later at the venue The NGT order displays flawed reasoning: It could not call off the event it said “For the reason of delay and laches on the part of the applicant in approaching the Tribunal and for the reason of fait accompli capable of restoration and restitution” Fait accompli is a tenuous legal argument evenif it has been invoked in the past to secure clearance for projects entangled in a policy mess In the end the show will go on despite the fact that no one barring the AOL disputes the claim that it could damage the Yamuna’s floodplains and serious questions regarding public security and fire safety remain It has been the Yamuna’s misfortune that its course runs through Delhi Though it is the primary source of drinking water the city has seldom cared for the river’s life Administrators eye the river’s floodplains as to-be-exploited real estate If untreated sewage from the city killed the river mega constructions like the Akshardham temple complex and the Commonwealth Games Village have irrevocably tampered with its course and aquifers The NGT had an opportunity to redeem this story It failed to do so For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 14 2016 4:28 pm Karan Johar seems to have loved the Marathi film Sairat a li’l more than others and has apparently bought rights to remake it Related News If reports are to be believed Karan Joharhas bought remake rights to the Marathi film?

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