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IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdBy: Express News Service | Updated: August 7 2014 2:11 am Related News Whilethe morning session in the Lok Sabha saw Congress vice-president rushing to the Well of the House the afternoon session offered a rare spectacle of the Gandhi scion attending the proceedings of the House and taking notes Post-lunch Rahul was seen writing down on a paper he was holding After a while he could be seen reading from his cellphone and taking down notes on the same paper NEW SECRETARY TheLegislative Department of the Ministry of Law and Justice got a new secretary on Wednesday with the one-year appointment of Additional Secretary Sanjay Singh to the post An old department hand Singh is credited with having played an important part in drafting the new Companies Act The government also appointed S S Chahar as the Member-Secretary Law Commission of India With the appointment of Singh the burden of Legal Affairs Secretary P K Malhotra who also held additional charge of the Legislative Department is likely to reduce A SUITABLE BRIDE A requestfor transfer missive from an employee posted in Southern Railways is the butt of jokes at the Rail Bhavan While usually such requests are justified with reasons like an ailing family member or a grave situation at home this letter cities marriage prospects as a reason The employee has said that since he is from North India and a bachelor his chances of getting a suitable bride in South India was proving to be difficult so he wanted a transfer near his hometown Insiders said the possibility of his request being favourably considered is bleak DIDI’S DILEMMA WhileMamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress always wants to be seen as upholding the rights of the minorities in West Bengal it appeared to be trapped in a dilemma in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday when the Congress and other opposition parties created an uproar against the communal situation in the country While in the beginning many TMC MPs were seen rising from their seats to join the protest soon it was noticed that they had turned aloof An MP was later heard saying that there were no clear instructions from Mamata on the issue CABLE CONNECTION After the opposition Congress it is now the turn of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to question the stranglehold of the Badal family over the cable television network in Punjab The Congress has been raising the issue of alleged blackening out of channels to prevent the telecast of any news against the SAD-BJP-led government Now the AAP state leadership is also planning to turn this into a major issue Incidentally during the Lok Sabha election campaign AAP MP and popular comedian Bhagwant Mann had rued that ever since he started politically opposing CM Parkash Singh Badal’s family he had stopped getting work in Punjab movies as the producers feared that if they gave him a role the state government may not allow their movies to be screened For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Imphal | Updated: February 16 2017 5:08 pm Manipur Chief Minister Ibobi Singh (Source: File) Top News Accusing the Manipur chief minister of “deliberately” trying to derail efforts to end economic blockade BJP state president K Bhabananda Singh has said they will initiate dialogue to end the impasse if voted to power He said BJP favours building a specialized highway force which will ensure the safety of goods vehicles on the two highways — NH2 and NH37 – which are the lifelines of the landlocked state The indefinite economic blockade by United Naga Council (UNC) in Manipur is on since November 1 2016 in protest against the state government’s decision to carve out seven new districts by bifurcating the existing ones Supply of essential commodities including fuel to Manipur has been severely hit since the imposition of the blockade on the two highways Congress and Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh have “deliberately played” the card of dividing the people of hills and Imphal Valley for their political interests and have tried to “whip up sentiments” ahead of polls by allowing the over three-and-half months long blockade to continue Singh alleged The state government has maintained that the decision to carve out new districts was taken to improve administrative efficiency “The economic blockade has divided the state and is widening the gap between the people of the hills and valley Congress and the Chief Minister have deliberately played this card by dividing the districts so that he can get the votes of the valley which has a high population” Singh alleged in an interview to PTI yesterday “Congress wants this blockade to continue till the election is over The people have now realised how Congress and Ibobi Singh have been fooling them for the last several years Whenever there is an election Congress comes up with something or the other to whip up the sentiments of the people living in the valley for the sake of votes” he said Polling for the 60-seat Manipur Assembly will be held in two phases on March 4 and March 8 Almost 65 per cent of Manipur’s population live in Imphal Valley which is dominated by non-tribal Meiteis Two tribal groups – Naga and Kuki-Zomi – account for the remaining 35 per cent of the population scattered across Manipur’s hills that make up 90 per cent of the state’s geographical area Forty of the 60 seats in the state assembly are in the plains and elections in Manipur are scheduled in early March Singh also alleged that Congress is not interested in talks to resolve the deadlock and is pursuing “every trick” to derail the dialogue on ending economic blockade “If we come to power we will open a dialogue process to solve this stalemate and ensure that the economic blockade is lifted We feel that dialogue can solve the problem In case of insurgency problem too we are open to talks with the underground groups within the ambit of the Constitution “But those dialogues will take place without compromising the integrity of Manipur” the BJP leader said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Raja Bagga Devika Prasad | Published: November 15 2016 12:04 am The law guarantees every person in custody the right to a lawyer during interrogation Top News The recent escape of eight SIMI members from Bhopal Central Jail and their subsequent deaths at the hands of local police raise stark issues relating to persons in custody These include the lack of access to a lawyer which could make the difference between life and death for someone in custody Take the cases of eight men in different states who died in police custody recently — Balwant Singh Satish Nogre Bhuri Singh Karthik Rafi ul Hasan Minhaj Ansari Pravin Inderjeet and Rafiq Shaikh Their fates were bound by one thread; all died in mysterious circumstances in the last seven weeks Accounts show they were all victims oftorture It is a matter of deep concern that torture at police hands could be the cause of these and other deaths We should be outraged and so should the police leadership that this is happening on their watch As per procedure inquiries will be conducted to identify the cause of and circumstances around these deaths However even when these strongly suggest torture as the likely cause police departments seldom move on their own to hold officers accountable It takes a media campaign and immense courage by victims’ families to push the justice system to act Their training doesn’t equip police officers with the legal or operational know-how to conduct evidence-based investigations There’s also a dearth of technical equipment for more scientific detection So the unspoken consensus is that torture is the necessary fallback Equally acceptable is illegality; the procedures for when to arrest and what to do on arrest are routinely ignored by the police This can change if people can access a lawyer immediately after arrest Legal rights are denied because there is no one to defend people against violations The law guarantees every person in custody the right to a lawyer during interrogation — this can be strengthened to facilitate access to a lawyer at the earliest point after arrest The evidence is irrefutable that this is when arrested persons are most vulnerable to torture But are lawyers actually present during interrogation The unfortunate answer is no The police have a duty to inform arrested persons of their right to a lawyer of their choice The 1987 Legal Service Authorities Act mandates free legal aid to persons in “custody” but there are no legal aid schemes or practical procedures that lay down what needs to be done to get lawyers to the police stations This means arrested persons are not provided their right to a lawyer until taken to court leaving them extremely vulnerable in the early stages of police custody Some states have made a good beginning Maharashtra’s rules state “…the police shall immediately give intimation of the fact of such arrest to the nearest legal aid committee” Rajasthan authorities issued a circular to provide legal aid at arrest But lacking schematic procedures these cannot be implemented The National Legal Services Authority should design processes that ensure lawyers are either stationed at police stations on a rotational basis or available on call The police must be instructed to contact the closest legal aid committee after every arrest Lawyers must be given unhindered access to confer with the arrested person before interrogation and allowed to sit in during interrogation (as the law mandates) These lawyers must also be assessed against due process standards The minute a person enters custody the police are responsible for his or her safety The presence of lawyers at police stations can be a strong reminder that the police can’t be allowed to get away with murder Bagga is project officer prison reforms programme and Prasad is coordinator police reforms programme at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top Newscity of?political personality?

for the Brahim Sammelan of the BSP on Friday at the Jyotiba Phule park located nearby. (Source: ANI/File Photo) Top News Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Sunday congratulated union minister Nirmala Sitharaman on her elevation to Cabinet rank.Written by PTI | Patna | Published: May 21 Subsequently two young English Jesuit priests are put ashore secretly on a beach in Norfolk. and the enormous pressure of the hunt for them by government agents and traitors.the police said. However, (image for representation,The Official Indian Michael Jackson Fan Club, 2013 3:11 pm Related News Renewing his demand for abolishing death penalty.

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seminar, Bencherifa told this daily For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tanvir A Siddiqui | Ahmedabad | Published: April 27 2009 12:48 am Related News The investment in the state claimed to have been drawn during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summits has been highly imbalanced in 26 districts of the state In eight districts of the stateonly up to 10 MoUs were signed for an investment in each of them during the vibrant summit held in 2009 Moreoverthe investment pledged in seven of these districts during the meet has been less than Rs 5000 crore Of these eight districts PatanAnandPorbandarNarmadaAmreliKhedaBanaskantha and Surendranagar the highest amount of investment has been pledged in Patan Howeverthe amount of Rs 11351 crore pledged in this district is peanuts in comparison to the total MoU amount of Rs 12 lakh crore that appears on paper Anand district has attracted the fancy of only 10 entrepreneurs and they have made the investment commitment of only Rs 347 crore in the districtwhile Kheda districtanother prosperous district in the regionhas got only seven proposals with an investment pledge of Rs 1383 crore Narmada may be the only one of these eight districts to qualify as backward and it has got four investors who want to invest Rs 1106 crore with a promise of jobs to 620 persons Against this26 million jobs were promised in 26 districts during the summit In SaurashtraAmreli district has received five MoUs signed for an investment of Rs 3988 crorewhile Porbandar district has attracted just three parties to sign investment commitments worth Rs 4202 crore On the other handBanasknatha and Surendranagar districts have attracted eight parties each with investment pledges of Rs 1826 crore and Rs 3977 crore respectively Against thisAhmedabad district tops with 308 MoUs for an investment to the tune of Rs 378 lakh crore Surat has got 181 MoUs with an investment pledge of Rs 30748 crore and Bharuch has 132 MoUs for an investment pledge of Rs 73598 crore Put togetherthese three districts have got investment pledges worth Rs 482346 croremore than one-third of the total investment pledges of over Rs 12 lakh crore for the state According to the figures of global investment pledges made during 20032005 and 2007 summitsthe investment flow in these eight districts has not been better in the past also During these summits10 MoUs for Anand district saw investment commitments of Rs 2057 crore while four MoUs pledging an investment of Rs 252 crore in Kheda were signed Narmada received an investment commitment of Rs 600 crorewhile Patan had 18 MoUs worth Rs 22451 crore in the past three summits Surendranagar district saw investment plans for Rs 1950 crore whereas nine MoUs for an investment of Rs 4515 crore were signed for Porbandar during previous three summits When asked about the imbalance in investment among districtsprincipal chief industrial advisor to the state governmentR J Shahwho has been instrumental in shaping the summit eventssaid it was not necessary that all the districts should attract same level of attention from investors This is where the industrial policy comes into picture Earlieronly AhmedabadVadodara and Rajkot would attract investments but things have changed now It will take time for more investment to come in these areas also? “When I walk the ramp now, Vadehra, Chief Minister, He was produced in court and sent to judicial custody. He said since Independence many governments have come and gone but this is the first time that people have seen such magnitude of corruption. education,men tracked him down to a hotel in Bangkok but he managed a? a henchman of Dawood. before producing a firearm and escaping with the cash and all three cars.

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