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who were arrested in Bihar on the Indo-Nepal border in August last year, which will shake India up.I heard Chinese policymakers sounding fairly comfortable with this lower growth. that is the Centre that is responsible for the poor condition of roads, (Source: Reuters) Related News Serena Williams’ loss to Roberta Vinci in the U. Goa CM Manohar Parrikar was also at the centre of a controversy for using rape as a humorous analogy.He had said? told IANS,” she told the newspaper. But now, One.

But this is a risk that must be taken. who is from Nagpur (Vidarbha), The actor is happy to have bagged the role and is not bothered that she is a replacement for Farooki. Or maybe even get some uncle of his in Jalandhar or wherever charged with atrocities under the SC/ST act. I have known Italian and French diplomats posted in India They sign a document in their native countries that they will not break the law in their host countries Of coursesuch conventions are not for Indian diplomatsas everyone else in the world (except Indian babus) is a mere mortal Thanks for standing up for common sense and good values Roma Shah Mumbai Cooking books * This refers to the editorial Ill fitting caps (IEDecember 24) The government loses tax revenue if higher royalty and technology licencing fees are paid by a foreign subsidiary to its parent company because these are treated as expenses and tax liability is thus reduced Royalty and licencing fees are determined by intellectual property rights (IPR) being licenced If the charges include royalty for expired or unlicenced IPRor for IPR that is irrelevant to the licenced technologythis is clearly wrong R Saha Noida Results awaited * Its now time for the AAP to fulfil their promises making the city corruption freereducing electricity and water billsetc Having cleared the entrance examonly time will tell whether the AAP gets a distinction Lokesh Nagpal Ludhiana For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIndia’s foreign minister has apparently recovered national pride after making the world’s largest online retailer bend What happened was as follows On 11 January an Indian tweeted her a shot of Amazon Canada’s online store which sold peronalised doormats some of which were in the colours of the Indian flag Swaraj’s correspondent wrote: "Madam Amazon Canada must be censured and warned not to sell India flag doormats Please take action" Madam took action through three tweets The first fired off at 5:43 am read: "Indian High Commission in Canada : This is unacceptable Please take this up with Amazon at the highest level" The second one after she had digested the momentous event was at 6:41 am and it read: "Amazon must tender unconditional apology They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately" Two minutes later she sent a threat through her last tweet: "If this is not done forthwith we will not grant Indian Visa to any Amazon official We will also rescind the Visas issued earlier" Sushma Swaraj AFP The doormat maker was of course not familiar with Indian culture Western doormats have things like ‘Welcome’ written on them and it is fine to step on them because there is no cultural offense The doormats are offered in the colours of any nation’s flag and most people buy their own to show their pride In India or rather South Asia the feet are supposed to be unclean (perhaps because we are unable to keep our surroundings clean) and therefore doormats are seen in a different light Amazon Canada acted immediately and withdrew the link which was from a third party supplier The Amazon website is only a marketplace where people sell their product The majority of twitter comments were in favour of Swaraj’s actions because national pride runs strong in India Some people felt Swaraj had overreacted Firstly saying that India’s self respect and national pride was not so fragile as to be damaged by such things And secondly particularly because Amazon has invested billions of dollars in India it should have been treated with more respect I disagree It does not matter who the individual or entity is The government of India must deal with all equally My problems with her actions are different First Swaraj’s threats confirm what many suspect to be true of India That it is not a nation that functions on the basis of rules and laws but arbitrary and knee-jerk decision making If Amazon’s officials had secured their visas through proper paperwork under what rule or law was Swaraj threatening to cancel them If she felt a crime had been committed as a law abiding citizen she should have registered a first information report or a complaint Instead she fired off a twitter fatwa acting like a despot The second thing is that as has been noted Amazon is a global marketplace If one looks hard enough there will be something causing offence to someone or the other’s god or guru or prophet And I can guarantee that this has not changed with the removal of the doormat product Indeed reports the next day said there were shoes being sold with the Indian flag (also offensive in our part of the world) What will Swaraj do the next time something like this pops up The third thing is that this sort of angry public nationalism comes very easily to our leaders This time last year we were again discussing nationalism It was in February 2016 that the Jawaharlal Nehru University slogan shouting issue erupted It was the dominant story for two weeks in the media because apparently these slogans had caused great damage to India The Lok Sabha took up three days to debate it The education minister was so moved that she threatened to cut off her head The home minister said Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and Hafiz Saeed were behind the slogan shouting The prime minister himself entered the debate and tweeted about it saying ‘satyamev jayate’ meaning truth always prevails The National Investigation Agency was apparently going to probe the thing The offending young men were arrested and one of them beaten up while in custody After all of this drama what was the ultimate result The BJP government has not filed the chargesheet Raat gayi baat gayi This fraudulent dhongi nationalism this showy nautanki emotional but insubstantial nationalism is the same type that Swaraj has again shown It is a waste of national time and energy and ministers particularly those who carry heavy responsibilities should not participate in the circus New Delhi: As the ego clash between the all powerful Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continues the governance in the national capital has taken a hit with residents being the worst sufferers The garbage crisis that erupted because of the MCD sanitation workers’ strike in parts of the capital is the foremost example of this fierce tussle Working without payment since April 12000 safai karamcharis of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) refused to work from 2 June Around 15000 tonnes of wastes was left unattended in residential areas and on roadsides for 10 days but both Kejriwal and Jung displayed no sense of urgency to address the issue As usual the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the state and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in the Centre which is accused of making the Lieutenant Governor “dance to its tune” traded charges at each other Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal PTI Describing the MCD as the ‘world’s most corrupt’ government body AAP said it was running short of funds and the civic body is controlled by the saffron party therefore the latter should take care of it The Centre said it does not control the MCD directly so the Delhi government should “leave playing politics over garbage” and release the salaries of the striking workers When the danger of a serious health hazard loomed large and the Delhi High Court intervened directing the state government to clear the salary dues of the MCD employees by 15 June it swung into action and released Rs 513 crore (Rs 180 crore has been given to the EDMC and Rs 333 crore to the NDMC) to pay the April-June salaries of the sanitation workers But a majority of the workers have still not got their salaries and have decided to go on strike once again from 26 June Second is the issue of long and unplanned power cuts hitting the people amid the ongoing hot and humid season Adding that the discoms have been directed to pay a penalty to consumers for unscheduled power cuts at the rate of Rs 50 for first two hours and Rs 100 for every subsequent hour Delhi Power Minister Satyendra Jain told Firstpost “.the outages were not the result of power shortage but the lack of proper distribution infrastructure and Centre is responsible for its maintenance” But the BJP fought back alleging that the power cuts are deliberate “The AAP government is giving subsidy to fulfil its populist and unrealistic promise of slashing power tariffs by 50 percent The scheme is applicable for those whose monthly power consumption does not exceed 400 units Therefore the state government is resorting to power cuts to ensure that the consumption does not exceed 400 units” said Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay Apart from the infrastructure issues there have been inside reports that the power cuts and other issues are meant to defame the Kejriwal government “The power production is adequate to meet the demands varying between 5000 MW to 6400 MW of more than 34 lakh consumers at peak hours Outages happen because of shutdowns and local faults If the transmission network is strengthened there will be round the clock power supply in the city But the Centre does not want to do it to let AAP take its credit” said a senior official close to the development The tussle between the two bigwigs also has to do with who will control the Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) The recent tussle between Kejriwal and Jung over the appointment of ACB chief Mukesh Kumar Meena had a bad effect on the graft front Instead of directly demanding bribe officials at different departments have started harassing people to force them to tilt their valets or purses Unfazed the Delhi government and the Centre are apparently busy working overtime to defame each other instead of strengthening the fight against corruption by launching a crack down on corrupt officials Acting swiftly on the corruption complaint filed against Meena by a retired inspector of the Delhi Police the AAP government on Thursday forwarded the case to the Vigilance Department for further investigation so that “disciplinary action” can be taken against him As the incident came to light the Delhi Police which reports to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs was quick to react “The allegation levelled against Mr Meena is a decade old and has already been probed Raking up old issues is personal vendetta and intended to tarnish his image” said Rajan Bhagat spokesperson of the city police Meena’s appointment as ACB chief further strained the already troubled relations of Lieutenant Governor’s office with the Kejriwal government The 1989-batch IPS officer who is a joint commissioner rank officer took charge of the ACB from Additional Commissioner SS Yadav who was hand-picked by the Delhi government Soon after his appointment the top cop was learnt to have been asked to take charge at night without waiting for the next day Alleging a conspiracy behind the appointment which allegedly took place without keeping the chief minister in the loop Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who is also the minister of vigilance department questioned Meena’s credentials He said the post of joint commissioner was specially created to accommodate the “favourite officer” According to him reopening of the 2002 CNG scam and a fresh probe into it forced the Lieutenant Governor to make the appointment The AAP has accused Jung of “protecting” bureaucrats involved in the Rs 100 crore scandal Sources suggest that Meena was brought in to clip the wings of ACB Additional Commissioner Yadav who reopened several corruption cases arrested around 25 senior officials and booked four police personnel The issue of bureaucracy has also marred the performance of the Delhi government with major files pending for a long time say insiders “A division has erupted in bureaucracy with one group following orders from Kejriwal and another from Lieutenant Governor Jung The fight has a bad fallout on the functioning of the government with many crucial files pending approval In addition officers are confused as to whom to follow as Kejriwal says files related to regular administration won’t be routed through the office of the Lieutenant Governor while the later says all files should pass through him” a senior bureaucrat told Firstpost Another officer said the “public humiliation of Power Secretary Shakuntala Gamblin and words used by AAP leaders for civil servants have demoralised many of his colleagues” “This government has brought down the moral of officers to the extent that it has become difficult to work Therefore a majority of them have sought posting outside Delhi” he said An AAP MLA also accepted that the tug-of-war between the Chief Minister and Lieutenant Governor has badly impacted governance “Officers hamari kahan sunte. ab to aisa lagta hai ki Delhi mein election ki zaroorat hi nahin (Officers do not listen to us. sometimes we feel that there is no need to hold election in Delhi)” he told Firstpost The AAP’s pre-poll promises of constructing schools colleges hospitals bus depots parking lots and regularisation of unauthorised colonies may also face big hurdles with the politics of credit hitting hard “The AAP had promised voters that on coming to the power its government will open hundreds of new schools hospitals colleges etc The party had claimed the people residing in the nearby villages had assured it that they would provide land free of cost for construction But after coming to power the government has raised its hands with regard to land It implies that it will not fulfil its pre-poll promises” said Vijender Gupta leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly advising the Delhi government to “purchase” land from Delhi Development Authority (DDA) “But it has to make detailed plans with budgetary requirement for purchase of land?Our Indian Feudal Service?IEDecember 21) Thank god the writer stood up for the rule of law and common decencies Its good that the piece brought up Dominique Strauss-Kahnwho was also arrested by Preet Bharara A fantastic line from the piece was: creative FIR writers are not for PLUs? was reportedly inspired from his break-up with British singer Ellie Goulding. Seityasen Singh FORWARDS: Jeje Lalpekhlua.

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