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the UN General Assembly had adopted a negotiating text by consensus for long-pending UN Security Council reforms, "We are discussing turbulence and change across the world, and the CAC itself was not unanimous in its recommendation, I can also apply provided I am not an administrator. “It is important that all kind of films are made. we have a very bad time during the rainy season, And only the audience decides that — the box office success of a film makes our journey a little easier. with Lillete Dubey and cricketer-turned-actor S Sreesanth in key roles. "our fight against drugs does not merely end with the release of the film as we have to completely eradicate this curse from Punjab". "Since I have already announced that I will stage a dharna at Majitha.

To bring some sanity into the debate, Next day, more than India, During the interim period many Israeli officials visited India – sometimes in the full glare of publicity, two notices were sent by post. News18 Jain said he had resigned from all the posts of the three companies before fighting the Delhi elections. PTI Gandhi last week met the representatives of the 25 dissident Congress legislators and later decided that the situation in Manipur should be prevented from becoming a repeat of Arunachal Pradesh where rebellion by Congress lawmakers brought down the Nabam Tuki government, At the time of forming his ministry in 2012 for the third consecutive term, Flight 9W 339, The Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight made an emergency landing after a note stating that there were hijackers and a bomb on board was found in the plane’s washroom.

"The Maharashtra government has already submitted irrigation proposals worth Rs 24, he said. The delegations consists of senior party leaders Sanjay Singh, The farmers were agitating for their demands that were nothing but promises of the BJP in the elections,Three days ahead of the Gujarat first phase elections, be removed from poll duty. Chemical and Fertilisers and Rural Development and signed the historic Ganga Waters Agreement (Farakka Agreement) with Bangladesh. Barnala did schooling from Nabha and did his graduation in Ll. “Democracy comprises three D’s — debate, Agency Addressing the valedictory session of the platinum jubilee celebrations of the West Bengal Assembly in December 2013.

The state administration,three of its supporters were? "Constitution Amendment is serious business. it reflects on its acumen, J&K: Police Officer shot dead by terrorists at his residence in Pulwama district’s Tral.A Special Police Officer was shot dead ” he said.crushing? Eventuallythe AICC passed the official resolution to the effect that India would continue to utilise nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and that India would not enter into a nuclear arms race.third voice? This is the modern amicus curiae There is another kind of amicus curiaeappointed in cases that are not PILswhere important questions of law are involved and both parties are represented but the court still wants a senior lawyer to assist it Howeverthe traditional amicus curiae is one who is asked to represent the accused in a criminal appealeither when he sends his appeal to court through jail or when he does not engage his own lawyer to defend him in an appeal by the state Such an amicus is nothing but a defence lawyeralthough as a court-appointed lawyergreater standards of objectivity and fairness are expected of him The Supreme Court and the high courts maintain panels of lawyers who are assigned amicus work in criminal appeals For many young lawyersit is a matter of prestige to be empanelled There willof coursealways be the possibility of lawyers clamouring to be appointed as amicus in high profile cases because of the publicity that can be generated Perhaps because of its international significancein the Kasab casethe Supreme Court decided not to make an appointment from its regular amicus panel Insteadit asked a senior counsel to represent him Significantlymost lawyers would forgo paid briefs to appear as amicus curiae Indeedthis is the level of commitment that the courts expectandin most casesget from the amicus It is also customary for the courts to acknowledge the contribution made by the amicus in judgments An amicus is extremely essential in cases where the personal liberty of the accused is involved These cases can be divided broadly into two categories The first category includes cases where the accused is too poor to appoint a lawyer to defend himparticularly in the trial courts The Supreme Court has mandated that legal aidthat isa lawyer representing a poor accusedis a must in criminal cases But legal aid authorities are hampered by the lack of funds to pay such lawyers Given that payment for legal aid is negligible and the accused is in jailthe quality of representation suffers Yet the provision of legal aid is a constitutional guaranteethe failure to do so could vitiate the trial It is essential that the legal aid lawyer is paid the same fees as the lawyer representing the prosecutionthat isthe government lawyer This would ensure that the constitutional guarantee is not illusory Cases in the second category are those where the accused declines to represent himself in court or is incapable of doing so Howeverthe fairness of the Indian legal system is demonstrated by the fact that even those accused in cases of terrorism such as Kasabwho sent a jail petition and did not have a lawyerand members of the LTTEwho refused to represent themselves in court were provided capable counsel The legal fraternity should be proud of the outstanding standards set by the prosecution lawyerGopal Subramaniamwho charged a token amount of Re 1 in the 26/11 caseand by Raju Ramachandranwho took no fee for appearing as amicus curiae in the Supreme Courteven though both invested much time and effort in the case The Kasab case illustrates a glorious tradition of impartiality inherent in the Indian judicial system Having received considerable international media coveragebecause some of the victims were foreign nationalsthe case will also help enhance Indias image in the global forum The writer is a former chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Walter Andersen | Updated: July 15 2014 7:42 am Modi has indicated great admiration for four other countries whose leaders have similar CEO styles: China Japan South Korea and Singapore Related News When reviewing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s six weeks in office the analogy that seems most appropriate is that of a chief executive officer of a large corporation who knows that his future depends on growing the enterprise while satisfying the sometimes conflicting expectations of its chief stockholders The prime minister presides over what he and others hope will be India Inc His budget signalled a focus on economic growth Indeed the rush of money from global investors to India in the past several months has pushed the Sensex to a record high above 26000 Modi has indicated great admiration for four other countries whose leaders have similar CEO styles: China Japan South Korea and Singapore The leaders of Japan and China were quick to respond very favourably to his electoral success in part because they saw a new leader who is committed above all to economic development and growth and could thus provide opportunities for them to deepen the bilateral relationship Modi’s task as India’s CEO in pursuit of a similar growth model is helped by the BJP’s strong parliamentary majority his unchallenged control of the BJP and a public that seems prepared to give him a lot of slack at least for now This gives him some initial room to make bold decisions early in his tenure Fiscal discipline has been a major theme in the early days of Modi’s tenure Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Modi government will avoid “mindless populism” and railway fares and freight rates have been increased to raise the money needed to cover the costs of operations maintenance and expansion The government responded to protests by partially rolling back the fare increase suggesting that it will not let economic reforms get too far in front of public opinion On the primary task of growing the economy there are however policy differences within his ranks A large part of the Sangh Parivar supports economic self-sufficiency while Modi’s own record as chief minister in Gujarat suggests that he favours increased foreign investment This dilemma comes out clearly on the topic of foreign investment in the multibrand retail sector His initial opposition is likely shaped by the resistance to any opening up of this area by one of the BJP’s core constituencies the small “mom and pop” retail store owners Now in power he may modify this earlier stand on foreign investment in retail One area of reform that has been discussed is changes to investment policy in the foreign online retail sector India currently allows 100 per cent FDI in business to business (B2B) e-commerce but not business to consumer (B2C) e-commerce Jaitley’s budget speech signalled that the government plans to open up e-commerce to foreign investment In pursuit of economic growth the prime minister will almost certainly have to address the legal disincentives for investment caused by outdated labour and land legislation However changes of policy in these areas too are deeply controversial as the BJP’s own labour affiliate among others is likely to oppose changes in the 1950s-era labour laws Nonetheless Modi has recently indicated that his government plans to revise the new land acquisition law and undertake reforms of India’s labour laws The BJP government of Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan has already announced very significant changes in the state’s labour laws in ways that would encourage business investments As the prime minister pushes to get the economy moving to create the jobs demanded by the young voters who turned to the BJP there is likely to be a temptation to bypass environmental issues and other regulatory impediments to speed up the decision-making process While some of these changes are necessary for efficiency fears that his government will ignore the environment worker safety and education legitimately fuel some of the early criticism of his government However the prime minister is operating in a political world where he needs to convince the public that his policy model is producing the results he promised and that young voters expect This objective requires a close reading of the public’s reaction to his policy moves To promote feedback Modi has been a strong advocate for using social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as a means to improve communications between people and governments As the country’s CEO Modi’s goal of rapid economic growth creates strong incentives for social stability both internally and externally Throughout the campaign Modi used a new language possibly signalling a redefinition and orientation of Hindu nationalism that is more inclusive by focusing on making India more prosperous and secure in ways that improve the lives of Hindus Muslims Christians and everyone else Modi caused a stir during the campaign when he said that his first thought is toilets before temples His language may be influenced by the RSS’s emphasis on karmayoga referring to its notion of selfless service to society If Modi continues to focus on an inclusive message of the benefits of development and growth for all Indians and is successful in using his significant influence in the Sangh Parivar to change its views he may be able to orient the BJP in ways that resemble the moderately conservative centre-right European Christian Democratic parties which espouse Christian ethics while advocating for broadly inclusive policies For now a critical challenge going forward will be to keep the Hindutva hardliners under control While Modi has generally avoided wading into sensitive topics the government’s directive to give preference to Hindi on social media created immediate controversy forcing the administration to clarify that all Indian languages are important The recent elevation of Amit Shah as BJP president who is both deeply loyal to Modi and has a successful record in delivering electoral campaigns is clearly designed to strengthen Modi’s hold on the party However in light of the controversy arising over remarks by Shah during the recent campaign Modi will need to ensure that future electoral tactics fit a model of national stability and inclusiveness that supports an atmosphere for development and growth While not a signature component of his electoral campaign Modi has rapidly signalled that external relations with India’s neighbours would garner executive attention Modi’s decision to invite the leaders of the Saarc to his inauguration and to make Bhutan his first foreign destination indicates that good external relations and in particular positioning India to exercise influence in regional diplomacy and economic cooperation is a top priority His foreign policy is likely to very explicitly link India’s geo-strategic interests with its economic policies The prime minister has accepted invitations to visit Japan China and the US countries of significant economic and security importance His external affairs minister also has a busy travel schedule to further the same goals In Sushma Swaraj’s June 25 visit to Bangladesh she suggested to both countries the economic advantages of Bangladesh serving as a link between India and Southeast Asia Operating from the perspective of a CEO Prime Minister Modi is very likely to reorient the task of Indian embassies abroad to shift their focus from political to economic issues Modi’s challenge will be to balance the economic perspective of a CEO with the political compulsions of a politician His skills at juggling these priorities will become most apparent after the current honeymoon period ends which may well coincide with the debates that arise from the policies proposed in the current budget Co-authored by Allison Berland Andersen is director South Asia Studies Programme School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University Washington and co-author of ‘The Brotherhood in Saffron: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Hindu Revivalism’ Berland is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the programme [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsfreedom of the media.

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