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with claims and counterclaims on whether the 57-year-old had shot himself accidentally while cleaning his revolver or he committed suicide. Pandya completed a memorable maiden hundred, The case is likely to be heard on March 15.P T Ola the GTA Executive Sabha member in charge of municipal affairs and urban development told mediapersons “On Thursday Gorkhaland Territorial Administration filed a writ petition against the state government and the state election commissioner challenging their decision to not hold elections in four hill municipalities without citing any reason” Watch What Else Is Making News The five-year term for the Darjeeling Kalimpong Kurseon and Mirik municipalities had come to an end in December last year GTA officials maintained that elections to these bodies should have been held at least six months before their tenure were over “They had started the process like publishing the roster (notifying reservations in wards) but ultimately elections were not held The government instead appointed administrators” said Ola GTA officials also alleged that they were not informed of the decision to appoint administrators In September last year the Supreme Court had agreed to examine the plea of GTA challenging the West Bengal government’s refusal to transfer administrative power and various subjects to it in spite of a tripartite agreement that was reached between the state and Centre in 2011 The bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur had asked the senior counsel P P Rao as well as counsel Shamik Sanjawala — appearing for GTA member Binay Tamang — to place before the court the notification which had been issued the West Bengal government in 2011 in which it had promised a transfer of power through a memorandum of agreement (MoU) at the tripartite meeting The MoU for the creation of GTA was signed on July 18 2011 at Pintail Village near Siliguri in the presence of then Union home minister P Chidambaram Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leaders GJM general secretary Roshan Giri alleged “The state government’s delay in holding civic polls is a murder of democracy By appointing administrators to run the municipalities the government is actually working towards increasing Trinamool Congress’ support base in the hills” For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Margao | Published: October 18 2017 12:16 am Mali will play against the winners of Wednesday’s match between Ghana and Niger (Source: PTI) Related News Mali sailed into the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in style as they outplayed Iraq in all departments for a resounding 5-1 victory in a round of 16 clash in Margao on Tuesday Mali dominated the match and scored through Hadji Drame (25th minute) Lassana N’diaye (33rd 90+4)) Fode Konate (73rd) and substitute Seme Camara (87th) Iraq showed urgency in the second half and reduced the margin in the 85th minute through Ali Kareem Mali controlled the proceeding with a steady flow of passes and after coming close on a few occasions took the lead in the 25th minute Mali will play against the winners of Wednesday’s match between Ghana and Niger For the first goal Salim Jiddou controlled the ball and sent a cross into the box for Drame who deftly placed it into the net The Africian nation maintained the tempo and doubled the lead a few minutes later A move on the left saw Djemoussa Traore sprint down into the box and he outsmarted a rival defender before sending in a low cross which N’Diaye capitalised with a diving header The well-built Mali players toyed with the rival defence with repeated forays but the Iraqis did well to keep it to 0-2 at the half time Iraq who did not have a clear look at the rival goal came close to scoring at the stroke of half time when Mohammed Ridha curled in a shot off a free kick only to be denied by Youssouf Koita Mali preferred to play a waiting game and scored the third goal on the counter Drame worked his way on the right and sent a cross to Konate into the box who delivered a firm shot that found the roof of the net Iraq pulled one back in the 85th minute through Kareem Mali then scored twice to finish off the game Camara controlled the ball inside the box and hit the target with a left-footer N’Diaye completed the rout when he scored his second For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Kochi | Published: July 13 2017 6:14 pm Malayalam actor Dileep being taken to Aluva jail Top News Breaking her silence on the arrest of Malayalam superstar Dileep in her abduction case the actress on Thursday said she was as shocked as anyone else by the turn of events and that she just wants the truth to come out fast “He (Dileep) says that he has been framed in the case The need of the hour is that the truth should come out If he is innocent it should come out quickly and if not even then the truth should come out fast All are equal before law” she said The actress added that she is coming out with a statement as she is not in the right frame of mind to come before TV channels and speak Actor Dileep who uses just one name was arrested on Monday in connection with the abduction and molestation of the actress in February and was sent to two days police custody on Tuesday by a lower court near here His bail application is coming up on Friday The actress said that the two shared a cordial relationship but for some reason it got strained “There are reports that I had real estate dealings with him (Dileep) but the truth is that there has been no such deals with him at all I did not say this before because such a thing was never heard and now that it’s being said so I am clarifying it” added the actress She also clarified that she does not have a Facebook page or a Twitter handle and anything on these social networking platforms by her name is false “My sincere wish is no innocent person should be punished and none who has committed a crime should be allowed to escape” she added The Malayalam actress was abducted on February 17 while traveling from Thrissur to Kochi by road in her car and allegedly sexually assaulted For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsRemember Barack Obama’s speech on religious freedom at Delhi’s Siri Fort in January That speech was widely seen by BJP-baiters as a lecture to the current government that is easily tarred with the brush of anti-minorityism based on the aggressive statements of some Sangh parivar loudmouths "Nowhere is it going to be more necessary to uphold (religious faith) than in India India will succeed so long as it is not splintered on religious lines" pontificated Obama pointing out that article 25 of our constitution guarantees “freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess practice and propagate religion" President Obama balanced that pointed statement by also talking about America in the same vein He said: “In both our countries in all countries upholding this fundamental freedom is the responsibility of government…” Barack Obama AFP It is time to read that lecture back to President Obama Last month the US state of Indiana legislated a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that seems to mean something quite different The premise of the law is that religious people’s rights are violated if they cannot live up to their beliefs when confronted with uniform civil laws and code In other words if the Bible says homosexuality is a sin but civil laws not only decriminalise gay sex but also increasingly allow gay marriages it is the true believer who needs his freedoms protection The new trend in law-making in conservative states is to ensure that that a religious person cannot be prosecuted for discriminating against gays in the pursuit of his beliefs So a food outlet owner who believes in the Biblical prohibition on homosexuality cannot be prosecuted for not serving gay or lesbian customers or refusing to bake a cake for a wedding involving same-sex couples Quite clearly in parts of Obama’s America the meaning of religious freedom sometimes means the freedom to discriminate against people with different sexual orientations Effectively the right to religious freedom can mean the right to be bigoted Recent surveys show that about a third of Americans do not like recent legislation and changing social attitudes that make gay sex and marriages not only legal but also worth celebrating Interestingly the first nation-wide RFRA law was legislated during the Bill Clinton era and since them around 20 states have created their own religious freedom laws While some of them are benign the laws legislated by conservative states like Indiana and Arkansas specifically make religious bigots immune to prosecution for discriminatory treatment based on their beliefs Writing in Time magazine Rod Drehner a senior editor at the American Conservative says the liberal argument against discrimination does not wash when it comes to religious beliefs Religion-based discrimination he says is not the same as race-based bias “Abrahamic religion does not see it that way Sexual expression has moral meaning that race does not You don’t have to agree with Orthodox Jews Muslims and traditional Christians but this goes down to the foundational beliefs of our religions” In other words discrimination when it is part of the foundational beliefs of Abrahamic religions has to be immune from the normal laws against bias and bigotry The Indian parallel to this exists in the law passed to deny Shah Bano maintenance after divorce – as the Supreme Court decreed – and the refusal to go in for a uniform civil code The interesting difference is that in India so-called “liberals” and “secular” parties are unenthusiastic about a uniform civil code as it supposedly upsets their Muslim vote banks Conservative forces like the Sangh support a uniform civil code In the US the line-up of combatants in the religious law versus civil law debate is the exact opposite: conservatives want the freedom to discriminate and the liberals oppose it Why is there such a fuss at this point when the US RFRA has been on the statute book since 1993 Answer: many states have now started passing more regressive laws than the federal one with Indiana being a recent case The Clinton era RFRA says that even “a religiously neutral law” can affect religious freedom and includes this clause: “Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability” But Indiana goes much farther As Garrett Epps writes in The Atlantic “the Indiana statute has two features the federal RFRA – and most state RFRAs – do not First the Indiana law explicitly allows any for-profit business to assert a right to “the free exercise of religion” This provides companies and businesses protection from anti-discrimination laws and not just churches and evangelical organizations who are anyway expected to follow the Bible Secondly says Epps the Indiana law contains a clause which says a “person whose exercise of religion has been substantially burdened or is likely to be substantially burdened by a violation of this chapter may assert the violation or impending violation as a claim or defense in a judicial or administrative proceeding regardless of whether the state or any other governmental entity is a party to the proceeding” In other words even the state will not be able to prosecute violators for driving a coach-and-four over anti-discrimination laws (Read the whole Atlantic article here) Quite clearly religious freedom in Uncle Sam’s conservative backyard is less about religious freedom and more about protecting the biased and bigoted Time for us to read the Obama speech back to him Written by Namita Malhotra | Published: April 24 2013 3:57 am Related News Criminalising pornography will not address the problem of sexual violence Ever since the Delhi gangrapethere has been a rising ferment about sexual offences against women The recent public interest litigation against pornography seeks to ride on the wave of discontent with laws and policing around rape But this PIL on pornographyfiled in the Supreme Courtis an insult to all those seeking legal reform of rape and sexual assault laws Once againit shifts the blame away from men who perpetrate crimes Exceptnow it is not the womans fault for how she behaves and dressesbut that of pornography and its mass circulationand consequently the technology of the internet Pornography is currently in danger of becoming an over-criminalised offence One of the central contentions of the PIL is that that there is no clear definition of pornography in the law But recent judgments do define pornography as an aggravated form of obscenityand as sexually explicit material that often has nudity Since IndependenceIndian courts have upheld strict standards for obscenity and have been over-protective rather than laxwhile similar laws have been dropped in England and other Commonwealth countries The PIL selectively targets provisions in the Information Technology Act (Sections 6667697172757980 and 85)stating that they are inadequate to deal with the scourge of pornography Statistics cited in the petition and from other surveys suggest that 30 per cent of global internet traffic is pornography This figurehoweverhas to be scaled in relation to internet penetration in Indiawhich is only 10 per centor 128 million people The petition is unfairly targeting only online pornography and disregards several offline modes of circulating explicit material It taps into the anxieties of the state about disorderly and unruly technology like the internetrather than any genuine concern about sexual violence or even porn The existing penal law adequately covers the offence of makingdistributing or selling obscene materialonline and offline The IT Act extends liability to any intermediary or third party when pornographic content is hosted on their website or routed through their service This means that the web of people who can be held liable for offences related to porn covers anyone who is merely a nodal point in a vast network of illicit circulation (for examplein 2008a person was illegally detained on the basis of an incorrect IP address) If watching porn is included in this expanding list of offencesthen this would include a minister being shown porn in the legislative assemblyand anybody who is curious or just doesnt have pop-up blockers for every website advertising live cams The valid concerns around pornographyespecially amateur pornshould be about the rights of people who are captured in pornographic images without their consent For thisthe new amendment to the sexual assault lawthough unsatisfactory for other reasonsdoes an adequate job Offences include capturing images of a woman in a private or sexual act with a hidden camera The translation of the bare text of the law to actual use remains a persistent obstacleas is the case generally for all laws relating to sexual assault and rapebut also for laws on newer technology The ethics of policing and the awareness of the existence of these offences has to be addressedespecially through pressure on the police Judgments on obscenity in India refer to how explicit and sexual content can be found in our mythologiestemple statuespaintings and poetry This PILhowevershows no regard for or knowledge of Indian culturebe it 18th century paintings of Radha and Krishnaerotic poetry in Tamil and Sanskritor even how young people now access information about sex In hyperbolic languagethe petition describes pornography as moral cancera trade more lethal than cyanide: Watching pornography puts the countrys security in danger. as a hero, The tragic death of a Coorg man during a clash between pro and anti-Tipu Jayanti protesters was needless and avoidable. said he was proud of her and her husband and actor Saif Ali Khan. including ace designer Rocky S, The uncontrolled diabetes, Under the seat sharing agreement between the two parties, a process experts say will probably culminate in 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