Costa Rican court condemns Cuban man on human trafficking charges

first_imgRelated posts:Analysis: Obama-Castro handshake offers hope for US-Cuba ties Freedom eludes Cubans U.S. woman, 64, makes history with Cuba-Florida swim Ties between North Korea, Cuba hinted at in route of seized freighter A Criminal Court in the province of Alajuela on Wednesday sentenced a Cuban man with the last names Montero Delgado to 16 months in prison for helping Cuban nationals to illegally enter Mexico and the U.S. from Costa Rica.Montero will not serve any time in prison in the country as he was given a suspended sentence for three years and will be deported to the United States in coming days, where he is wanted on robbery charges in Miami, Florida. He is a legalU.S. resident, Immigration Administration officials reported.Montero is the first foreigner convicted of human trafficking in Costa Rica, the Immigration Administration reported. The man was arrested Wednesday in a house in Sabana Norte, west of the capital, and pleaded guilty before the court.He was forbidden from returning to Costa Rica for the next five years.Montero’s operation consisted of coordinating transportation for Cuban nationals – usually by air – from South American destinations to Costa Rica, and then sending them to Mexico and the United States using altered passports.Immigration authorities estimate that the man likely helped transport at least 20 people as part of an international trafficking network.Human trafficking in Costa Rica is punishable by sentences ranging from two to six years in prison. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

In San Salvador everyone has to pay the gangs

first_imgSAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — It all started with a phone call. The man on the line said he was part of the Mara Salvatrucha gang and asked for money in exchange for the gang’s protection.Carlos owns a car wash in one of the upper-middle class districts in the western part of the capital. He did not want his real name or the name of his business to appear in print for fear of retaliation.Carlos said he couldn’t afford the $100 per week the gang demanded. The criminals had guessed his income too high.The man kept calling, though, so Carlos went to the police with his phone. The police’s anti-extortion unit listened in on one of the conversations and advised Carlos to change his number and forget about everything. As long as there was no culprit they could catch in the act, there was no case, the police told him.So Carlos painted a new telephone number on the front of his business and waited. It was quiet for 18 months. Then one day a young boy walked in with a cellphone. He placed it on the counter and told Carlos he would get a call in an hour.Carlos contacted the police again, who advised him not to answer the phone. But his employees were scared: It wouldn’t be the first time Salvadoran gangs killed a low-level employee to increase pressure on the boss.So Carlos answered the phone. Indeed, it was a marero again, who asked him politely how he was doing.The phone kept ringing in the following days. The voice, always polite, said it knew when Carlos was waiting at a traffic light or shopping at the supermarket.The voice said the gang knew where Carlos’ son was, and when his wife was at the hairdresser. It asked Carlos threatening questions like: “Would you rather have your picture up on the wall in your house, or in the newspaper?”Constant fear kept Carlos awake. Finally, the voice gave him an ultimatum: Starting the following Saturday, he had to pay. Otherwise the gang would visit him on Monday.In return for the money, the voice on the phone promised to protect Carlos from the rival gang, whose territory began down the street from the car wash.Carlos figured he could afford to pay $50 max per month. But he thought of something else he could offer: free car washes to Mara Salvatrucha members.The man on the phone agreed. Since then, every week someone shows up to collect the $50, and cars are regularly brought for washing. These moments are always scary — Carlos knows he has a car that belongs to a gang whose rivals are not far away.Playing soccer with the maraCarlos’ story is one of thousands of similar anecdotes in San Salvador. The city is controlled by gangs, mainly the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, and Barrio 18. According to InSight Crime, an organization that analyzes organized crime in Latin America, there are an estimated 20,000 active gang members in El Salvador.Gang members get much of their money and power through extortion, often killing people who refuse to pay. Carlos has been lucky; he knows business owners who have not been so lucky.There are regular shootouts in San Salvador. Bodies of tortured gang members are frequently found in the streets.The 26-year-old psychologist Alan Henriquez tells how he grew up among gangs.“As an 8-year-old I played soccer with the big guys,” he told The Tico Times. “My friends and I knew they did bad things, but we didn’t understand it. Then one day we heard gunshots. We ran toward the shots and saw a body in the middle of the street, a rival gang member who was first beaten up, then attacked with machetes and finally shot nine times in the back.”As Henriquez grew older, he learned that his community was subdivided into territories where different gangs would recruit the more aggressive boys. Henriquez was never approached. The guys he played soccer with eventually told him not to come any more.Henriquez came from a stable family and had opportunities in life, so he wasn’t the kind of boy they where looking for. Gangs specifically target boys and girls from broken homes, and the gang becomes their family.Most often recruiting is paired with violence: If you’re asked to join and don’t, you risk being killed.“It’s important not to consider the gangs as a free-standing phenomenon,” Henriquez said. “They evolved out of our country’s problems: poverty, corruption, the weapons trade. If we want to face the gang issue, we actually have to work on these problems.”Prison as main officeAlthough many gang members and their leaders are locked up in prison, being behind bars does little to diminish their influence. In fact, most extortion calls come from prison, while gang members on the outside collect the money and kill when necessary.In March, the government passed an anti-extortion law that, among other measures, forbids companies from supplying cellphone signals near jails. Under the new law, a phone company who breaks the law is subject to a fine of $753,000 per day.In the meantime, gangs are part of daily life in El Salvador. Many citizens are confronted with violence and extortion on a daily basis.People who can afford to send their children to private school do so to try and keep them from being recruited by gang members.The daily newspapers report an average of 15 murders per day.Still, because of heavy policing, gangs have become less obvious than they used to be. Members have begun hiding tattoos, and gang-related graffiti is less prevalent.Now, gang members travel through the city invisibly, though in reality they’re everywhere, from poorer districts such as Soyapango to luxurious areas like Escalón and San Benito.Carlos recognizes the good fortune he’s had up until now — in part, because gangs have always been in his life.“I grew up with some of these gang members so they knew who I was and they didn’t kill me immediately,” he said. “But still, this is our sad truth: I’m always afraid something will happen to my children.”Carlos said he has friends living across the border, in Barrio 18 territory, whom he could no longer safely visit.“We live in fear every day,” he said.Read also:From ‘America’s Mayor’ to international security guru: Rudy Giuliani sends experts to El SalvadorExperts debate approaches to stemming Central America gang violence Facebook Comments Related posts:El Salvador moves 400 jailed gang members as part of plan to curb violence As gang violence surges, El Salvador fears bloody war From ‘America’s Mayor’ to international security guru: Rudy Giuliani sends experts to El Salvador El Salvador on pace to become the hemisphere’s deadliest nationlast_img read more

Kidd CransMontana a chance to take an important step forward Updated

first_imgBritish High Commissioner Mathew Kidd said on Friday that next week’s Conference on Cyprus at Crans-Montana is a chance for big discussions and big progress to be made, noting his country is a junior participant in the discussion at the Conference.The Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana is just over two hours drive from Geneva, where the previous Conference on Cyprus was held in January this year.Speaking to reporters ahead of the new Conference slated for June 28, Kidd, who was asked to comment on reports suggesting a ‘Treaty of Implementation’ would be under discussion, said: “I think it is a new concept that is worthy of serious discussion next week in Switzerland and that should help to identify whether it can be a useful part of the answer”.However he underlined that it was an “an idea that it’s not yet cooked” but it is certainly worth trying to develop.Asked about the initial draft of a common document on security and guarantees and whether London wished to make changes to the draft,Kidd said: “I hope that the paper can be a guide to the discussion, sort of a structure for the discussion next week rather than becoming something which gets negotiated in detail in itself”.On his expectations from Crans-Montana, Kidd added: “I hope we can make really good progress. I think it’s a moment in which the parties have all been preparing themselves for serious discussion. We have had time to reflect on the beginnings of the discussion in Switzerland in January and the timing is going to be there, the opportunity is going to be there, to take a really important step forward”.To a question on whether this was the end of the road for Cyprus, the British diplomat said: “I think that’s a kind of an unhelpful way of thinking about it. It’s an opportunity, it’s not a threat. It’s a chance actually for big discussions, big progress to be made and all the right people will be there to get somewhere really important”.As far as the UK role was concerned he said Britain would like to be a junior participant in the discussion.“We are there but we don’t have the same fundamental interests at stake as others do so that gives us a chance… to support the discussion, to enrich the discussion to be part, challenging the discussion to help keep it focused on outcomes and that’s what we will try to do, in a subordinate way and in a respectful way knowing that others have vital interests at stake and we are there just to help the process along,” he said.Greece and Turkey will be represented at the conference by their respective foreign ministers, and Britain by an under-minister. The EU will be there as an observer. UN chief Antonio Guterres is due in Crans-Montana on June 30.A draft common document on security and guarantees prepared by UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide was delivered to both the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides earlier this week. The common document drafted by Eide aims to guide the discussions on the issue of security and guarantees.The document and the new conference were also discussed on Friday in Brussels when President Nicos Anastasiades met British Prime Minister Theresa May, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said.“The president of the Republic had a very interesting meeting with the British prime minister. The discussions were dominated by the upcoming conference on Cyprus. It was common belief that the results of the discussion of security and guarantees are those that will show whether we are optimistic about a positive outcome of this process,” he said.Beyond that, there was also an exchange of views on Eide document, he added.  Christodoulides said that late Thursday, the written positions of the Greek Cypriot side on the content of the draft were sent to the UN.Anastasiades and May also discussed Brexit, Turkey’s EU relations and bilateral Cyprus-UK ties, the spokesman said.He also said that during the EU Council meeting on Thursday night, the number of member states that agree with the position of the Republic that the EU is enough of a guarantee for a federal Cyprus, was in the double digits.You May LikeMemory Care | Search AdsLuxury Memory Care Facilities Near Rowland Heights For SeniorsMemory Care | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap New Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

Man pleads not guilty to premeditated murder of shop worker

first_imgThe 40-year-old man suspected of killing Yiannoula Hadjiyianni, who was found stabbed to death in her car last November in Ikos Marathasas in the Nicosia district, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the charge of premeditated murder.The accused’s lawyer told Nicosia criminal court that he had filed a request with the attorney-general for the charge facing his client to be changed to manslaughter.Giorgi Baratashvili from Georgia was arrested on November 12, hours after 56 year-old Hadjiyianni was found dead in her car with stab wounds to the upper part of her body. An eyewitness placed Baratashvili inside Hadjiyianni’s car earlier on. It is believed that the man had hitched a ride with the 56-year-old knowing that she worked for a grocery shop in nearby Kalopanayiotis and that she had the store’s takings on her.The accused had admitted to killing Hadjiyianni with a knife and stealing the money she had in her vehicle. He had initially refused any involvement in the case.On the day of his arrest, €1,505 was found in his possession that he could not justify.Baratashvili on Wednesday was called to answer to the charge of manslaughter which is subject to life imprisonment. Speaking through an interpreter, he pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder.His defence told court that a request has been submitted to the AG to change the charge from premeditated murder to manslaughter.The trial adjourned until April 8. Until then, Baratashvili will remain in custody.Police had said they found blood on his clothes and in the bathroom of his flat in nearby Kalopanayiotis. The suspect had undergone a medical examination after his arrest and abrasions were found on his hands. Police told court that they had also recovered a pocketknife from the women’s front passenger seat, which they believe had been used to stab Hadjiyianni multiple times.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Construction workers to stage strike next month

first_imgConstruction workers will go on a 24-hour strike next month as a warning to the building contractors that employ them to respect their collective agreement and restore their slashed salaries and benefits.Trade unions Peo, Sek and Deok announced their construction members would go a 24-hour warning strike on February 13.Construction workers had authorised their trade unions last month to announce strike measures when deemed necessary to defend their rights and convince employers to respect their collective agreement.Unions said last month that construction workers were angry, but also determined to get the Federation of Cyprus Building Contractors (Oseok), to finally respect the agreements and invite its members to apply the collective agreement and restore their employees’ slashed salaries and benefits.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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That way, police,and land as per Article 239AA(3)(a); second the Government of NCT Delhi (GNCTD) enjoys executive powers over all matters over which the Delhi Legislative Assembly can legislate; third the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) is bound by the aid and advice of GNCTD as per Article 239AA(4) and fourth the LG may only in exceptional cases refer a matter over which he/she and the GNCTD have a "difference of opinion" to the President for a binding decision File image of Arvind Kejriwal and Anil Baijal PTI What are these "exceptional cases" permitting the LG to intervene in GNCTD’s governance Sadly the three opinions spanning over 500 pages diverge on what cases count as exceptional Chief Justice Dipak Misra writing for the majority held that the LG’s power to refer "any matter" to the President must be exercised with valid and "demonstrable" grounds "in order to protect the interest of NCT of Delhi and the principle of constitutionalism" (page 187) To permit the L-G to interfere in the interests of NCT Delhi appears inconsistent with the constitutional scheme laid out in the very same opinion: that the Legislative Assembly and GNCTD exercise governing powers in NCT Delhi over all subjects in the State and Concurrent Lists except public order police and land in furtherance of democratic values and the LG acts only in exceptional cases Justice Bhushan merely stated that L-G’s referral to the President cannot be a "routine affair" and shall be only limited to "extreme and unusual" cases However in his conclusions he stated that the L-G’s referral to the President ought only to be for "valid reasons after due consideration when. necessary to safeguard the interest of the Union Territory" despite having said nothing to this effect in the operative part of his judgment Justice DY Chandrachud reasoned at length that the L-G’s referral would be warranted only to protect "national concerns" where the difference of opinion is "so fundamental to the governance of the Union Territory that it deserves to be escalated to the President" Yet while the L-G’s role is to be the protector of national concerns her powers must "not destroy the essential democratic values" in Article 239AA With Chief Justice Misra having written for the majority this judgment will stand for the proposition that the L-G may act in furtherance of NCT Delhi’s concerns This appears to be irreconcilable with the view of Justice Chandrachud who held that the L-G may act as protector of "national concerns" Perhaps one way to resolve this contradiction is to treat the majority opinion as holding that the L-G would be a protector of the concerns of NCT Delhi in its capacity as the national capital and not as a Union Territory Given the strong national interests inherent in governing the national capital and the deeper theoretical foundation of both Chief Justice Misra’s and Justice Chandrachud’s opinion of furthering democratic values future courts ought to contextually read the majority opinion as permissive of the L-G’s powers in the interests of NCT Delhi as the national capital Why must the L-G’s powers be restricted to “exceptional cases” The majority as well as Justice Chandrachud read the GNCTD Act 1991 along with the Transaction of Business Rules 1993 to conclude that the mandated political process for resolution of disagreements between the GNCTD and the L-G was by communication and dialogue This federal arrangement between NCT Delhi and the Union Government— “collaborative federalism” as per the majority or “cooperative governance within the federal structure” as per Justice Chandrachud— is best understood in contrast with “dual federalism” Dual federalism like “layered cake” is where the union and the state work within clearly defined ambits without interfering with each other Cooperative federalism like “marble cake” is where the union and the state are able to sustain their federal structure by way of a two-way process of communication cooperation and consensus building The key to cooperative federalism is the political process itself That is to say excesses of power by either the union or the state are limited by the political process Needless to say cooperative federalism is best enforced electorally not judicially Justice Chandrachud explains that the GNCTD-Union federal arrangement was meant to be cooperative by reading Rules 23-25 and 49-51 Transaction of Business Rules and Section 44(1)(b) of the GNCTD Act which focuses on communication and resolution of issues between ministers the GNCTD and the L-G Outside of public order land and police and the exceptional case of Section 41 matters the L-G is not permitted to act independently in her own discretion ever which shows the extent of collaborative work the L-G and GNCTD need to engage in For this reason the political process— embodying levels of discussion between individual ministers the GNCTD and the L-G— is as valuable as the definition of “exceptional cases” in understanding which matters the L-G may constitutionally refer to the President But we hadthe political process even before the judgment didn’t we Yes we did However the dispute arose because the Union Government argued that if the Parliament could legislate in Delhi then the Union Government through the L-G could exercise executive powers in Delhi While it is true that the Union Parliament retains the power to legislate in Delhi on subjects that the Delhi Legislative Assembly is empowered to legislate on (by Article 239AA(3)(b) read with Article 246(4)) the majority held that the cooperative federalism would “fall to the ground” if the Union Government could take all governance decisions in Delhi Even graver still it would be undemocratic if the people of Delhi were governed by the Union Government and not their own elected government The majority as well as Justice Chandrachud held that the 69th Amendment which introduced Article 239AA in the Constitution of India intended to create a democratic government in NCT Delhi That the creation and powers of the Legislative Assembly were placed in the text of the Constitution shows the intent to firmly place Delhi’s democratic government outside the reach of Parliamentary will unlike in the case of Puducherry under Article 239A What this means is that the Parliament cannot decide to dissolve the Legislative Assembly in Delhi by merely enacting or amending a law Shouldthe Parliament choose to eviscerate Delhi’s legislative powers it will have to meet a higher procedural and substantive bar — by enacting a constitutional amendment that does not destroy the “basic structure” of our Constitution Therefore any ambiguity in the text of Article 239AA must be resolved keeping in mind the purpose behind introducing the provision: to bring representative democracy to Delhi Consequently the “executive power” of the GNCTD— to make policy decisions towards either enactment of new laws or “execution” of already operating laws— conferred by Article 239AA(4) would extend to all matters over which the Legislative Assembly of NCTD could enact laws To say the Union also retained executive powers over Delhi would be undemocratic for the voters of Delhi Put differently if any minister legislator or actor in the political process either in GNCTD or in the Union Government is uncertain how to exercise his/her powers he/she must choosethe course of action that furthers the democratic choice of the people of Delhi This is an invaluable theory for constitutional interpretation going forward At its narrowest it means that the ambiguities in the text of our Constitution must be interpreted to further the values of representative democracy However to take this principle to its logical conclusion if laws are challenged for violating our Fundamental Rights the court will have to identify that reading of the Fundamental Right that furthers democratic values by virtue of this decision Future courts will have to at the very least tip their hats to democratic values in deciding cases where civil liberties such as privacy and the freedom to dissent are at question The author is a Bengaluru-based lawyer currently working on teaching democracy and active citizenship through experiential learning She can be reached at @MaLawdy The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is gearing up for a large long-term study of how environmental factors affect a child’s health But please don’t call it the National Children’s Study (NCS) The NCS was launched more than a decade ago at the request of Congress; its goal was to follow 100000 children from the womb to age 21 But last December after spending $13 billion on planning and pilot testing NIH Director Francis Collins ended the full NCS before the first child was enrolled An Institute of Medicine report had found problems with its management design and cost and scientific advisers told NIH the study was not feasible Last month Congress signaled that it wants NIH to try again Spending panels in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate included $165 million for it in NIH’s budget for 2016 with a House report referring to the NCS Alternative NIH prefers to call it the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program The new study will focus on four areas of high public health concern: obesity birth defects and other early outcomes neurodevelopmental disorders (such as autism and depression) and airway diseases (such as asthma and allergies) One big change is that ECHO will knit together existing children’s studies rather than recruiting a new cohort That should avoid the recruitment challenges and rising costs that plagued the NCS It also hopes to move much more quickly than it did with the NCS On Monday NIH put out a notice giving the community a 1-month deadline for input and this week is holding invitation-only roundtables for stakeholders The aim is to have a final study plan by 1 October ScienceInsider spoke yesterday 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Open: KEYS VS. withdrew a couple of hours before the match,Jeakson Singh Thanoujam,as much relief as possible? In the budget presented on Mondayan exemption of 20 per cent on the value added tax (VAT) component of petrol price was announced If passed by the Delhi Assemblythe exemption bring petrol prices in the Capital down to Rs 7192 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: July 8 2010 3:16 am Related News The July 5 Bharat Bandh should serve as a lesson to our opposition parties of the need to introspect Rather than reinventing themselves for the 21st centurythey continue to deploy the confrontational strategies of the 60s and 70s by organising ralliesstrikes and street corner speecheswhich no longer yield dividends If the success of Mondays bandhcalled to highlight escalating prices (particularly fuel)is judged in terms of whether there was a shutdown of essential servicesthen the organisers can claim victory in several parts of the country In states like West BengalKeralaBihar and Gujaratwhere the respective governments backed the strike callessential services virtually came to a halt On the other handif success is determined by the extent to which the strike galvanised public support which one suspects is the prime purpose for such a programme then it was a resounding flop There was little public empathy and the Central government is not planning to roll back oil prices More than the ruling partyit was the media and the public which were vocal in their disapproval of the strike Even those badly affected by the price rise saw it as a meaningless gesture that caused much public inconvenience and a heavy loss to the exchequer Bandhs were an effective tool of opposition politics in very different times For the first three decades of the Republicthe numbers in Parliament were stacked overwhelmingly in favour of the ruling party The opposition parties had minimal representation in the Lok Sabha and could not counter the brute majority of the ruling party In such circumstancesstreet action to woo public opinion was viewed as the only effective method of taking on the government Today the situation is different No political party makes the halfway mark on its own in the Lok Sabha and the Manmohan Singh government has to take its allies along before taking any major decision In the Rajya Sabhathe UPA still does not command a majority With the balance of power so delicately poiseda united opposition could have been extremely influential in shaping government policy But the opposition has failed to take advantage of the situation because of internal disunity Some parties leave themselves open to blackmail and blandishments from the ruling partywhile others take their ideological opposition to the BJP to such ridiculous lengths that they refuse to coordinate with the main opposition party The absence of a constructive political dialogue between the government and the opposition comes out of a mindset that assumes that the opposition and ruling party must automatically be at loggerheads on every issue For instancethe NDAs approach to petrol hikes was not very dissimilar to the UPAs Steps to do away with the administered price of diesel and petrol were first taken in 2002which explains why some politicians courting arrest on Monday looked a tad uncomfortable with the protest Bandhs had more relevance in an era when the anti-establishment space in the media was very limited The government-controlled Doordarshan and AIR rarely took note of the opposition But todaywith a plethora of private TV news channels constantly featuring political debatesall parties have ample opportunity to have their say Live parliamentary coverage has also made it much easier for politicians to get their message across Incidentallyanother reason for falling numbers for political movements and rallies is that the avenues for distraction have multiplied since the entertainment-starved days when Doordarshan reigned supreme Back in March 1977Indira Gandhi assumed that if the popular Hindi movie Bobby was telecast on Doordarshanthen people would stay home and not join JPs historic rally against the Emergency at Delhis Ramlila grounds In recent timeseven cadre-based political parties have generally failed to generate mass enthusiasm for their causes (Mamata Banerjees campaign against the West Bengal governments land acquisition in Nandigram and Singur was a notable exception) The Left may have withdrawn support to Manmohan Singhs government over the Indo-US nuclear dealbut it could not convince public opinion of its stand The BJP was not able to play the anti-terrorism card effectively in the 2009 Lok Sabha election Despite the terror attackMumbai voted for the Congressthe public perceived the BJPs position on terror as more self-serving than genuine The challenge for our political parties is to appear credible to the new generation of voters To earn the confidence and respect of the public in the post-liberalisation erathey have to eschew the confrontationist politics of the past and adopt a more constructivereasoned and imaginative approach coomikapoor@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 1 2016 4:53 am Chaudhary Birender Singh Express photo Related News PUTTING AN end to speculation the Ministry of Rural Development has decided against bringing UT villages within the Municipal Corporation jurisdiction The decision has been taken in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs “The decision has been taken after receiving several representations from residents of villages voicing their concerns against inclusion of UT villages in MC” Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Chaudhary Birender Singh told mediapersons at UT Guest House on Tuesday He added that people were happy with the Panchayati Raj system The UT villages are governed under the Panchayati Raj system in which elections are held for panchayat panchayat samiti and zila parishad The move to bring the villages within the MC jurisdiction was made with an aim to bring uniformity in the development and governance of the villages Share This Article Related Article The Election Commission had recently asked the administration to take a call on inclusion of villages in the MC so that the process of delimitation of wards for MC elections scheduled to be held in December could be started There are a total of 22 villages in Chandigarh of which nine are under the MC limits All the 13 villages are located within a 8-km radius of the city having a population of over 50000 At present there are 26 wards in the MC The Congress and BJP have been at loggerheads over the issue During a House meeting held in November 2013 the Congress had supported the proposal with 10 conditions which were passed by the House while the BJP opposed the move Mayor Arun Sood said that they had taken up the issue with the ministry “BJP was never in favour of the merger We are glad that the issue has been settled” he said No building bylaws IN the absence of building bylaws for villages there has been no check on the haphazard urbanisation and development in rural areas There has also been a rise in unsafe and unregulated construction in these villages The administration had framed draft bylaws in 2013 which are yet to be notified For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Partha Sarathi Biswas | Pune | Published: May 15 2016 2:43 am Traders say that instead of one lakh metric tonnes of onion exports only 80000-85000 metric tonnes are being exported at present Related News As the slide in onion prices across wholesale markets continue unabated calls for providing export subsidies and delisting the bulb from the essential commodities list have grown “Failure to address the issue now would result in bloodbath in the onion markets from June onward” said Nanasaheb Patil director Nafed Since the last two months prices of onions at wholesale markets have been on a downward spiral causing much distress among growers Although the Centre had subsequently reduced the Minimum Export Price (MEP) to zero exports have failed to take off Share This Article Related Article With wholesale prices of the bulb hovering between Rs 750-8 per kg farmers’ organisations have threatened agitations in case the government does not step in immediately to improve the prices Patil also the director of Lasalgaon Market Committee said that urgent steps need to be taken to improve the export market “Over the last few months exports have actually fallen which is a worrisome trend Instead of one lakh metric tonnes of exports only 80000-85000 metric tonnes are being exported at present” Patil said In order to boost exports he said subsidies should be provided immediately “The National Agricultural Marketing Federation should get into the export market itself The losses incurred can be compensated through the price stabilisation fund” Patil added He however said that the matter should be resolved before the commencement of monsoon “Sri Lanka is a big market for Indian onions and motorised boats are used to transport the good Once the monsoon starts such transport would stop” Patil said adding that other than export subsidies the stock limit imposed on the bulb should be lifted immediately Recently the Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board (MSAMB) had represented a report to the state government suggesting ways to fix the slide in onion markets While the state cabinet is expected to take a decision soon officials said that both long term and short term measures should be taken to fix the glut WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE Commodity expert Dipak Chavan said that there would be further glut in the market and prices would slide further June onwards He said that the effect of the present slide can be felt well over the present season “The market might see a sharp rise in prices during the summer from next month Onion plantation might see a dip due to lower prices now which would effect the prices then” he added For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 20 2016 6:58 pm Dipa Karmakar was the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the vault final in Olympics (Source: AP) Top News Experts may think it is the ‘Vault of Death’ but trailblazer Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar doesn’t agree and says she will continue performing the Produnova despite the dangers that come with the daredevil act Karmakar who was the first Indian gymast to qualify for Olympics exceeded expectations by entering the vault finals in Rio before finishing fourth to miss the medal by a whisker Popularly known as the ‘Vault of Death’ the best of gymnasts hesitate in attempting the Produnova but not Dipa “I will continue doing the Produnova not thinking of any other vault at the momentI don’t think it’s a death vault if we practice everything becomes easy my coach made me practice” Dipa told PTI after returning home to a rousing reception “Everything is risky if you practice properly everything becomes easy I made Dipa practice the vault a lot and thus the Produnova has become easy for her” coach Bisweshwar Nandi who stood alongside her protege added Recalling her experience at the finals Dipa animatedly discussed how people cheered for her because of the Produnova “I became famous for my vault in the Olympics some called me ‘Produnova Girl’ others called me ‘Dipa Produnova’ a lot of people were cheering for me in the finals I felt I made the right decision by choosing this vault” Asserting that nothing has changed in her life Karmakar is extremely proud that she brought gymnastics to limelight in India “My life is still the same I am still a gymnast I still want to win a medal But yesI feel nice that because of me people got to know about gymnastic in India” Elated that she has been recommended for the Khel Ratna the 23 year old from Tripura would rather have her coach win the Dronacharya award “My coach deserves the Dronacharya award more than me (getting Khel Ratna)” she said Coach Nandi who has been nominated for Dronacharya was all praise for his pupil as well claiming he always knew Dipa would qualify for the finals “I am satisfied with Dipa’s performance had we won a medal I would have felt better but I’m happy” Comparing India with China coach Nandi believes India has a bright future ahead in Gymnastics “Seeing Dipa others will also get inspired and by 2020 we will have atleast 2-3 more girls participating in gymnastics We have a long way to go” he said “China started before us in 2008 they won 8 medals But this time out of the entire team only one qualified for the finals We have participated for the 1st time and were very close to a medal” he added Overwhelmed by the reception she received on her arrival the gymnast said she still feels disappointed about missing the medal by the smallest of margins “I was touched by the welcome I received considering I didn’t get a medal I didn’t expect this kind of welcome It would have been nice had I won a medal now I have to definitely do something in Tokyo for the people of India” Dipa said Trying to fulfill her father’s dreams who wanted her to join gymnastics Dipa’s inspiration came in the form of Ashish Kumar who won the Bronze medal in gymnastics in the 2010 Commonwealth Games “My father liked gymnastics he wanted me to pursue it Earlier I was not interested but when I saw Ashish bhaiya winning in 2010 and I thought girls should also win” she said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Published: May 11 2017 12:45 pm A judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction in a 2013 killing (Source: Reuters) Top News Questions abound after a judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction in a 2013 killing Chief among them: What if any wealth did the former New England Patriots tight end leave behind when he hanged himself in prison on April 19 And could the team be back on the hook for nearly $6 million it withheld from Hernandez after he was charged in the killing and the team released him There are no clear answers Lawyer Doug Sheff who represents the family of Odin Lloyd the man Hernandez was convicted of killing said he’s seeking copies of Hernandez’s contract with the Patriots and grievances he filed after the team withheld a $325 million deferred signing bonus payment and base salary of $246 million It’s unclear how much money Hernandez spent on his defense in the Lloyd trial and in a trial this year in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two Boston men Hernandez was acquitted in the double slaying last month Five days later he was found hanging from a bed sheet in his prison cell Sheff said the only Hernandez assets he has been able to identify are his house in North Attleborough and a Hummer sport utility vehicle The house has been on the market for more than a year with a current asking price of $13 million Attorney George Leontire who represents Hernandez’s fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez said last month there’s a pending offer to buy the house In an affidavit filed in probate court Jenkins Hernandez and Leontire said Hernandez’s estate is worth “$000” with “no monies available and no identifiable personal assets” Two words included in a suicide note Hernandez wrote to his fiancee have fueled speculation he left other assets to her “You’re rich” he wrote according to an excerpt released by prosecutors who opposed his lawyers’ request to vacate his murder conviction under a longstanding legal doctrine in Massachusetts The legal principle of abatement holds that defendants who die before their direct appeals are heard should have their convictions erased Jenkins Hernandez’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment A Department of Correction investigative report on Hernandez’s death said Hernandez told another inmate he heard a “rumor” that if an inmate has an open appeal and dies in prison he will be acquitted Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III has said he plans to appeal the decision erasing Hernandez’s conviction to the state’s highest court Hernandez’s lead attorney in his recent double-murder trial Jose Baez scoffed at speculation that Hernandez could have taken his own life to take advantage of the abatement doctrine and force the Patriots to pay his fiancee money they withheld after his arrest Baez said Hernandez’s legal team has spoken with Hernandez’s agents to explore the issue of whether the Patriots owe him any money under his contract “How the NFL treats him from this point forward remains to be seen” Baez said “We’re in discussions with his agents to see where he stands” The Patriots and the NFL players’ association declined to comment Sports and entertainment attorney Ricardo Cestero who’s based in Los Angeles said he’s doubtful the Patriots would be required to pay Hernandez’s estate anything as a result of the abatement of his conviction “I think it’s highly unlikely that given the NFL personal conduct policy that the mere abatement because of his death pending appeal would obligate the Patriots to pay” Cestero said He said the mere arrest for a violent crime “is sufficient cause for discipline” Hernandez grew up in Bristol Connecticut His suicide left friends family and his legal team in disbelief as many searched for an explanation to the tragic end of a young man whose football skills earned him a five-year $40 million contract extension with the NFL’s top franchise For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: ANI | New Delhi | Published: July 8 2016 6:38 pm Superstar Shah Rukh Khan who will be see in Gauri Shinde’s next film along with Alia Bhatt says he has shot for 49 days for it so he “must be having a good role Top News To all Shah Rukh Khan fans- your Badshah has “a good 30 minutes” onscreen space in Gauri Shinde’s next possibly titled Dear Zindagi As per DNA reports a source from the production said “Shah Rukh has a full-fledged role in the film It definitely can’t be called an extended cameo He will be there on screen for a good 30 minutes” The 50-year-old actor too confirmed in interviews earlier that he shot for 49 days Hence it can be assumed that he “must be having a good role” However SRK is anyway aware of the fact that film doesn’t completely belong to him “It’s completely Alia’s film and it revolves around the different relationships and changes in her character SRK plays her life coach and his character will eventually bring about a change in her” added the source The film will see the Dilwale actor as a life coach of Alia who evolves thorugh different relationships in life However it was confirmed earlier that the quintessential romantic hero of Bollywood will not be romancing the female lead in the movie The makers are planning to release the flick by the need of this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top Newss Health department and PWD to ensure that all measures are fulfilled by hospitals by February, he said Reiterating the need for maintaining fire-fighting equipment in buildingshe added that DFS was celebrating Fire Services Week from April 14 to 20 to increase awareness among people Reacting to allegations by Bawana residents that fire-officials arrived lateSharma said the department sends fire tenders from multiple fire stations to improve response time CAUGHT IN INFERNO Year Number of incidents Deaths Injured 2012-13 22786 285 1979 2011-12 22441 357 2132 2010-11 22187 447 2613 2009-10 21314 423 2598 2008-09 16452 380 2225 Schools inspected for fire safety 4426 NOC issued 2738 Shortcomings 1688 Proposed fire stations 15 (at Civic CentreVasant KunjDwarkaRohiniMahipalpur) Existing fire stations 55 Disaster Management Centres 3 Pilot project new vehicles fitted with fire fighting equipment Motorcycles 10 Innova 5 Xylo 6 Fire personnel 2058 Sanctioned strength 3468 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPakistan take on Australia today and if I were into betting my money would be on the latter Australia have not established themselves as the best team in this version of World T20 unlike New Zealand struggled as they have for all their victories so far Their last match against Bangladesh was a close call The team is not high on conviction in its own abilities; often giving the impression of an outfit still confused about a game plan in the shortest format of the game Yet when it comes to a clash with Pakistan Australia have to be the favourites Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi doesn’t inspire much confidence with his inconsistency Solaris Images If Pakistan win this match it will be a stroke of good luck a happy accident For many years now most of their victories have been precisely that One exceptional knock or one exceptional bowling performance but never a result of sturdy sustained team effort; reflecting the character of their cricket When Bangladesh put up a spirited fight and lose you know they tried hard You understand that a collective effort went into their competitive zeal yet it didn’t reflect in the result But next time they will be as tenacious and tough a challenger as any That is not the case with Pakistan What is remarkable about Pakistan’s cricket is its yo-yo quality brilliant on one day and abysmal on the other The lack of consistency perhaps explains why they been overtaken by sub-continental peers India and Sri Lanka have established themselves well Bangladesh despite being relative newcomers in international cricket have made their mark Now we have newbie Afghanistan attracting a lot of attention Being No4 in a club of 5 is certainly a huge letdown for a cricket-playing nation that has produced some of the world’s best talent The Imran Khan days were perhaps the Golden Age of Pakistan cricket Following a few years of afterglow a period dominated by the likes of Wasim Akram Inzamam-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis it has been a steady decline Curiously the country’s assembly line for talent is still intact It keeps producing players with exceptional ability particularly bowlers All through the post-Imran days new cricketing sensations have broken into the national side and made an impression The current bowling unit including Mohammad Amir Irfan Wahab Riaz is several notches superior to that of other countries the batting talent available in the team and on the benches is formidable too Yet Pakistan evoke little respect They can only launch a successful ambush now and then but never be good at sustained war The available talent has rarely translated into great teamwork Shahid Afridi symbolises best what Pakistan cricket is all about The rallying point of Pakistan’s winning hopes for many years particularly in the shorter formats tailor-made for his brand of cricket Afridi has been far smaller a success story than what his country would expect him to be Brilliant on rare occasions and dismal in most others he in many ways personifies the predicament of Pakistan’s cricket It stopped growing up many years ago like Afridi as a player and there’s little hope things will change Possibly what Pakistan lack is a leader Forever a deeply fractious team it needs someone with the force of Imran Khan’s personality to act as the unifier Imran led by example in bowling and batting Afridi is only a caricature of a leader that Pakistan’s cricket direly needs The cricket establishment in the country allegedly divided itself on several lines has been casual about or deliberately indifferent in grooming someone with strong leadership potential If this situation persists then relying on Pakistan to deliver will always remain a big gamble Coming back to today’s match Australia do not inspire much confidence with their present form but against Pakistan they are a sure bet Written by Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: January 3 2014 2:36 am Related News A 14-year-old school boy riding a scooter without helmet was run over by a school van at the 9th cross in RPC Layout at around 810 am Thursday The police said Sumukh Manegoli of RPC Layout in Vijaynagar was trying to overtake the van attached to New Cambridge School The class-VIII student of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel School was returning home after buying a parcel of food from a restaurant The police said Sumukh tried to brake after he saw an auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite direction but lost balance and fell in the path of the van Seriously injuredhe was rushed to Maruthi Hospital and later to Columbia Asia Hospitalwhere he was declared dead Sumukh was the only son of Chandrashekar Manegolian engineer with a private firm None of the 20 students in the van was hurt Van driver Mohan Kumar has been arrested The policemeanwhilemade a plea to parents to not allow underage children to drive motorised vehicles They threatened to sue those not heeding the plea The traffic police can register criminal cases against parents and others giving vehicles to minors We will seize such vehicles and punish their owners for negligence?helmets have been made compulsory as an important safety norm in almost all the military establishments in and around the city. 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