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Belgium v Hungary (Ties played Feb 2-4) Fed Cup draw: Belarus v Germany Czech Republic v Switzerland France v Belgium Netherlands v USA For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsHyderabad: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Monday said that it is a "historical necessity" for non-BJP parties to come together to prevent the lead outfit of the NDA from coming back to power in 2019 Lok Sabha elections CPI General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said it was possible to prop up a grand alliance of anti-BJP parties as mooted by Janata Dal (United) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar From time to time there is a need to forge such a front he said adding the then ruling dispensations under VP Singh and HD Deve Gowda were "successful" and not "failures" Prime Minister Narendra Modi Reuters "Of course for a limited time (those fronts were successful) You may say that it was not permanent It was not meant to be permanent It was to prevent BJP and communal forces from coming to power Now again such a situation has come So it’s a historical necessity to forge such type of understanding between different parties" Reddy told PTI "I don’t know what exactly Nitish Kumar’s idea is but it can be a platform a loose confederation but non-BJP or anti-BJP parties should come together may be pre-election or post-election They should join together to give a crushing defeat to BJP" he said Reddy charged the saffron party with "creating not only more pro-corporate economic policies but also trying to divide the country on religious basis creating tensions among people and forcing outdated ideas on them" "They are trying to put Hindi Hindutva type of things in a multi-religious multi-cultural and multi-linguistic country In India such a thing is not possible" he said Published: January 28 2017 12:37 am A still from Aaba Top News WHAT happens to a family when it finds out that one of the members may not live very long Does it bind them stronger Or fragile from the knowledge the unit finds itself on the brink These questions consumed Amar Kaushik after his mother reminded him of a little girl from his school in Arunachal Pradesh “On one of my trips back home my mother asked me if I remember this girl whose grandfather came to collect her from school and she didn’t come back for a whole month Her guardian after the death of her parents the grandfather had been diagnosed with a disease that would not allow him to live for more than a few weeks But he continues to live” recounts Kaushik Watch What Else Is Making News: The pursuit for the answers took the shape of his debut film a short titled Aaba which will premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival next month It has been selected in the Generation Kplus category of the festival The 20-minute short maiden project by Raj Kumar Gupta’s production house Raapchik Films along with filmmaker Onir is set in Arunachal Pradesh a terrain familiar to Gupta Born in Kanpur the 33-year-old grew up in Arunachal where his father worked as a forest ranger While Kaushik moved back to Kanpur at the age of 12 and later Chandigarh for education he would keep going “home” so as to not lose touch with the world he had great memories of “It’s a world I knew and loved It felt right to set the story there” says Kaushik who has assisted Onir and worked as an associate with Gupta for the past eight years The story he says unfolds the way his mother told him with the news of the grandfather’s impending death How the little girl her grandmother and her “aaba” handle it forms the crux of the film The actors are all locals selected by the crew after spending considerable time in the tribal area where the film is shot Since the region has no form of theatre or local cinema the selection process required spending time with the actors to see if they could fit into the characters That Kaushik and the crew members didn’t know the local language and vice-versa made things more difficult The actors initially chosen to play the grandparents were not a real-life couple But soon Kaushik realised that would not work “They don’t touch another man’s wife” explains the filmmaker So he brought a couple on board “They don’t speak much but they understand one another There is a natural chemistry For instance if he is sitting around she will get him something without his asking Or he will fix the dish antenna for her TV without her asking him to” he points out Largely silent the film has a smattering of the local dialect with English subtitles The only time you hear Hindi or English says Kaushik is when songs play on the radio or the TV in the film “Programming in the local language is very recent in the region For many years the only programming available was in Hindi or English irrespective of whether the older generation understood these languages or not They consumed it nevertheless as their only source of entertainment It’s an attempt to capture this aspect” he explains For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: January 1 2016 12:00 am Related News The new year starts on a hopeful note The Delhi government’s 15-day odd-even experiment starts today This road space rationing initiative is the most talked about measure in an arsenal that includes vacuum cleaning of roads and making an early switch to Euro VI emission norms Whatever the outcome the political executive taking ownership of this project is welcome and rare Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken to the radio to build a case for the move written to schoolchildren and asked them to convince their parents to carpool or use public transport This recasting of a critical public health initiative into a political programme is heartening — and vital for its success So far the judiciary had taken on the role of custodian of the environment Its expansive interpretation of the right to life coupled with its innovation of public interest litigation resulted in landmark judgments pushing the use of CNG in Delhi addressing the impact of refinery emissions on the Taj Mahal leading to the closure of limestone quarries in UP and curbs on tannery-generated effluents discharged into the Ganga Even the Delhi government’s current package is seen to be prodded by scathing judicial observations But the gains in Delhi were soon squandered as air quality remained low on the political agenda Indeed as a series in the paper which shone the light on issues that were later taken up by another judicial institution the National Green Tribunal showed a deadly cocktail of vehicular and construction-generated respirable suspended particulate matter seemed to be taking the city down a dangerous path But the Delhi government’s initiative isn’t about the city-state alone Thirteen of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India and many of them will be tracking the Delhi experiment For now a galaxy of state institutions has come on board to support the programme Notably the chief justice of India though exempt from the odd-even rule has declared he will carpool to work and even the Union environment minister also exempt and critical of the policy has said he will follow it Delhi Police despite prickly exchanges with the Delhi government earlier has promised to cooperate The coming together of stakeholders and the political foregrounding of air pollution are signs of hope For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kunal Ambasta | Updated: July 12 2016 11:48 am The Supreme Court does not agree with the argument that a law and order situation or sustained disturbance in any area gives rise to a situation of ‘war’ (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Top News The recent order of the Supreme Court on the applicability of the Armed Forces’ Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and the immunity it confers to the actions of military personnel is a landmark in the rights discourse in the country where one may say that the court adopts an approach consistent with constitutional guarantees of life and liberty and dismantles the incessant and unreflective argument based on extreme notions of security and order The order which is a precursor to a final finding on the deaths of 1528 persons in the state of Manipur gives hope that the court has become aware and has taken seriously the gross human rights violations that have occurred under the mantle of the AFSPA Indeed several parts of the order give rise to such an understanding First it is extremely significant that the court does not agree with the argument that a law and order situation or sustained disturbance in any area gives rise to a situation of “war” It categorically states that any military intervention under the proclamation that a particular area is “disturbed” must be to supplement and help restore civil authority and not to supplant the same completely by military administration Within the territory of the country a constitutional government and its authority must always be the norm and any deviation from the same cannot be unlimited either in scope or time It is especially noticed by the court that Manipur with the exception of the Imphal Municipal Area has been constantly notified as a disturbed area since 1958 This fact signifies best that military deployment under the guise of the Disturbed Areas Act and immunity under the AFSPA often become so intertwined with notions of order that they become permanent features of governance themselves and not the means to an end Second for perhaps the first time the Supreme Court looks into the inquiries conducted or lack thereof in specific cases of deaths caused by the armed forces or the state police under the AFSPA Of the six cases that are looked into it is clear that none of those were killed in the purported manner indicated by the security forces In all cases it was found that the encounters were not genuine and the use of force had been excessive Indeed this is the main crux of the argument against the AFSPA that it encourages a disregard for legal processes such as arrest and detention in favour of the use of brute force and extra judicial executions Here the court finds that the preliminary evidence points strongly in the direction that activists have been arguing for decades namely that the AFSPA is often used as a tool for unneeded and excessive force and violence Added to the complication was the fact that the inquiries that were conducted into the deaths by the army itself were found to be unreliable The court states that there is no evidence to even believe that the cases reached the human rights division of the army or the ministry of defence Third the Supreme Court in the present case has reiterated that there is a difference in the manner in which a person who violates an order in force in a disturbed area should be treated as compared to an enemy combatant belonging to a hostile country The fact that an Indian citizen in a disturbed area is violating a prohibitory order does not give rise to an automatic right for the security forces to treat him with force or to assume that he constitutes an enemy in that situation The court looks at the methods of practice prescribed by the army itself and states that the use of force and especially excessive and retaliatory force on citizens is unjustified Finally the court also holds that in such cases where the use of force is excessive or the encounter itself not genuine there is nothing which precludes a criminal investigation and inquiry under ordinary criminal law Both the Army Act and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) allow for an inquiry to be conducted before a judicial magistrate for crimes committed by the personnel of the force while on duty The general nature of the CrPC is that it applies to all crimes under the Indian Penal Code unless otherwise excluded In the present case it is Section 6 of the AFSPA which precludes any prosecution suit or legal proceeding against personnel of the security forces The court holds that if the deaths of civilians are unjustified there is no question of blanket immunity as under Section 6 and that there cannot be impunity where loss of human life is concerned The scheme then seems to be that in case of killings carried out in disturbed areas by the security forces an inquiry must be conducted into all cases to determine whether the killing was justified or not If it is held not to be then the personnel involved do not enjoy immunity from criminal prosecution The order which will be one in a series of orders to come as more cases being investigated reach their conclusions has shone a much needed light on the dark underbelly of the operation of the AFSPA in several parts of the country and the effects it has had on governance and civil liberties It is a welcome step in extending the rule of law and fundamental rights to an area where there has been much need for it for decades (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘A law unto itself’) The writer is assistant professor National Law School of India University Bangalore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Amrita Dutta | Updated: June 3 2015 1:43 pm Amitav Ghosh (Source: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Related News Author Amitav Ghosh’s ambitious Ibis trilogy has made landfall The last of the novels The Flood of Fire speaks to the present like an oracle from the past — about empire economics and the heroism of ordinary people He talked to Amrita Dutta: The First Opium War (1839-42) between Britain and China was fought in the name of “free trade” but in a sense was about one country (Britain) forcing another to buy opium Absolutely I don’t think there is any other way to put it It was the war that really inaugurated the era of what you can call free-trade imperialism And that era is not over The baton has been handed over from England to the United States And it is the same project The rhetoric that accompanied the first Opium War was eerily reminiscent of that of the Iraq War: that this was a fight for freedom that the Chinese would welcome the British with open arms when they overthrew the tyranny of the Manchu despots Share This Article Related Article Your books seem to be a critique of the capitalist project that flowed from imperialism about the idea of endless growth Clearly that whole idea of that kind of capitalism is of wanting more and more It is about creating this desire to grow Within the world of capitalism to stand still is to die That is true micro-economically in the case of companies and macro-economically of states You could say this cycle of endless growth has worked for some countries But it is increasingly clear that it is no longer a sustainable thing There are limits and they are imposed by nature In India there is a renewed emphasis on growth But there is also the worry that environmental safeguards are not a priority Do you share that concern I do I think it will lead to catastrophe India is incredibly vulnerable to climate change As we speak we are in the middle of an epic heat wave This is just a small aspect of things that climate change will do I am particularly aware of this because I come from Bengal which is most vulnerable to climate change I have spent a lot of time in the Sunderbans and I have seen with my own eyes: the saline incursions the rise in sea levels More generally speaking we are heading for a catastrophic water situation Where was this growth ideology most significant In California Everyone must have 10 cars a big house green lawn And now it has hit the limit Their water is running out they have started water rations And that is absolutely the opposite of free market ideology So in its natural home it has hit the limit And at a time when these limits are becoming apparent we are hurtling towards the precipice All the agriculture of north India is based upon withdrawing water from aquifers When and not if the upper Ganga aquifer collapses we are facing disaster I just don’t know how you can repeat the mantra of growth without recognising the nature of this problem hurtling towards us Did the war change India’s relationship with China We have forgotten the Opium Wars if ever we remembered it But China has not They are a civilisation with great historical consciousness it is something they pay great attention to The war is extensively memorialised in China And they are intensely aware that Indians participated in the war and against them How different is a novelist’s approach from that of a historian What kind of gaps in historical records did you find If a historian sits down to write about the Opium War they’d take 100 years and say this is what happened and that is what happened. People interpret every process in different ways as per their social culture. India, As long as Section 46 and Section 17(b) continue to be part of the Act of 2010, a legal memorandum will be drawn up to comfort suppliers that the Indian liability law is consistent with international norms.

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