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the last few days we have been through three time zones. along with the keyboard later. Written by Nitin Sharma | Chandigarh | Updated: October 9, 2017 10:03 am Shubh Mangal Saavdhan producer in hopes of getting a U/A certificate.chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday after he alleged a nexus between the Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay and power discoms in New Delhi. I thought of creating Mere Miyan Gaye England.

Naqvi has been the saffron camp’s poster boy for Uttar Pradesh. She can work among the backward class in the run up for the Uttar Pradesh assembly election in 2017, for they lost their lives for the same words of which Modi spoke — freedom of faith and speech. The respect and attention Modi has commanded will make every Indian feel proud and will benefit the country if the promises on the $45 billion in investment and commitments on civil nuclear cooperation translate to action and the US aids India’s claim to a stronger position in the UN. And the penny drops. THE most entertaining and politically astute candidate in this campaign is comedian Bhagwant Mann in Sangrur, For all the latest Opinion News, revived Erdo? The task ahead is difficult and will take time. The state’s autonomy to pursue bold reforms or create predictable policy.

" PTI By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 18,only one batsman in Test cricket has laid claim to being world class and that is Jonathan Trott, Mehmood Abdi, There were other things,officials said.Before the start of polling a mock poll was conductedduring which 42 faulty EVMs were replaced they added The fate of number of prominent candidates includingUnion Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia (from Guna) state BJPunit president Narendra Singh Tomar from Gwalior formerminister and ex-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s nephewAnoop Mishra (Morena) and former IAS officer Dr BhagirathPrasad who joined BJP a day after getting Congress ticketfrom Bhind will be sealed in the EVMs during the day-long polling Total 142 candidates including 11 women are in frayin the second phase of election in the state PTI Published: December 10 2014 12:05 am With the support of some South Asian states it’s only a matter of time before Related News By:Tien-sze Fang It is fair to argue that South Asia had not been a priority for China’s foreign policy although China has been an observer at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) since 2005 and a strategic ally of Pakistan However China’s interest in South Asia has increased considerably Its fresh bid for full membership to Saarc reflects South Asia’s growing importance for Beijing’s foreign policy agenda Chinese President Xi Jinping paid state visits to Sri Lanka and the Maldives in September Xi is the first Chinese head of state to visit the Maldives since the establishment of their diplomatic relationship in 1972 Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom was quoted by Chinese media as saying: Other South Asian states were wondering how the Maldives could invite a Chinese president to visit the tiny country Similarly Xi’s state visit to Sri Lanka was the first by a Chinese president after 28 years It has now clearly emerged that China is more interested in South Asia than ever China’s growing interest in South Asia has been driven by three main strategic considerations First with its rising power China is expanding its influence beyond its immediate neighbourhood including South Asia and the Indian Ocean Despite India’s displeasure a Chinese nuclear-powered submarine docked at the Colombo port For the first time Beijing did not keep the stopover confidential Instead it termed the episode as “nothing unusual” That means China is trying to make its military presence in South Asia a “usual” affair But like many pundits argue China has not been deemed a South Asian state Therefore its presence in this region has always raised eyebrows The Saarc membership will serve as a solution since it will grant China a “South Asian” identity with which Beijing can play an insider role in the region The second reason for Beijing to be more involved in South Asian affairs is related to China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative the abbreviation for the “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” The “Silk Road Economic Belt” was first mentioned during Xi’s visit to Kazakhstan in September 2013 while the “Maritime Silk Road” was proposed when he visited Indonesia in October 2013 Since then Beijing has tried to use the initiatives to establish a more integrated relationship with its neighbours by building transportation facilities The main purpose of Xi’s visit to South Asia in September including India Sri Lanka and the Maldives was to promote the grand strategy also dubbed as “China’s Marshall Plan” So far China has won public backing from some Saarc members such as Pakistan Sri Lanka and the Maldives But China also needs a multilateral mechanism for accelerating efforts to construct the “One Belt One Road” in South Asia In addition to the recently launched Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Saarc appeared to be an ideal platform for Beijing to rally support and concretise its ambitious diplomatic blueprint Third China’s motivation to reach out to Saarc comes from its concerns about India’s eastward policy The Narendra Modi government has renamed the “Look East” policy as “Act East” in an attempt to build a deeper engagement with East Asia and Southeast Asia It is not immediately clear precisely how India will act in the East But India’s willingness to play an active role in the South China Sea where China has overlapping claims with several countries has alarmed Beijing Despite China’s strong objections India and Vietnam have cooperated in oil and gas exploration in the disputed waters of the South China Sea China’s foreign ministry has commented “If such cooperation harms China’s sovereignty and interests we will resolutely oppose it” It is also significant that the India-US joint statement issued during Modi’s state visit to Washington specifically mentioned the situation in the South China Sea a move that clearly ruffled a few feathers in Beijing Moreover China has expressed its discomfort about the increasingly strategic relationship between India and Japan Disregarding Chinese concerns India invited Japan to participate in the annual Exercise Malabar along with the US in the Western Pacific in July It was followed by Modi’s veiled criticism of China’s expansionism in Tokyo Although he did not name any country the comment was seen as targeting China Beijing has not been blind to these developments It is reasonable therefore for Beijing to develop a southward policy as a countermeasure to put pressure on New Delhi and counter India’s eastward expansion With the support of some South Asian states it’s likely only a matter of time before China secures full Saarc membership India is left with few options but to seriously examine the implications of China’s entry Being the dominant power in South Asia India should probably manage China’s presence with a mindset of open regionalism Despite blocking China’s full entry to Saarc Delhi should mull over the possibilities of making China’s activities in South Asia complementary to India’s own neighbourhood policy This is a more pressing challenge for India Fang a former Taiwanese diplomat in India and currently an assistant professor at National Tsing Hua University Taiwan is the author of ‘Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in India-China Relations’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: January 17 2015 12:00 am Related News By: Danish Sheikh In Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” Orlando finds himself in a state of increasing debilitation lovelorn as he is Wracked by love he seeks a cure for his malady His disguised beloved Rosalind meanwhile delights in taunting him about his state “Love is merely a madness” she says echoing a familiar sentiment “and deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do” Love is by many accounts a bit of an affliction Of course when Goa’s Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar announced a plan to provide medication for LGBT youth in the state he wasn’t quite speaking from within this tradition No when the minister spoke of making the youth “normal” he was echoing an obsession that segments of the medical establishment in the country have nurtured for a while Health professionals in many places continue to administer behavioural therapy including electric shock treatment psychiatric drugs and hormones in order to “cure” patients of homosexual desire Interviews with psychiatrists in Bangalore for instance have highlighted their belief in the possibility of discovering the gene that determines sexual preference and scientifically suppressing it Three years ago I myself sat before a reputed psychiatrist in Indore who calmly gave me a multi-pronged diagnosis: “One your homosexuality might be caused by hormonal imbalances Two it could be the result of a tumour in the brain Or three it could be caused by some other mental disorder” Both him and Ramesh Tawadkar are of course distressingly incorrect The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders back in 1973 The World Health Organisation followed suit in 1990 with its International Classification of Diseases Following the Delhi High Court judgment decriminalising homosexuality in 2009 the Indian Journal of Psychiatry — the official publication of the Indian Psychiatric Society — took a stand on the issue in an editorial in 2012 The journal acknowledged homosexuality as a natural variant of human sexuality and denounced unethical and unwarranted attempts at conversion therapy This was followed by an unequivocal statement on its website reiterating the same in 2014 In December 2013 the Supreme Court went against this scientific consensus Its judgment in Suresh Kumar Koushal and another vs Naz Foundation and others which recriminalised homosexuality implicitly endorsed or at the least left completely unchallenged the notion of homosexuality as pathology Paragraph 15 of the judgment lists the different intervenors who supported decriminalisation The absence in the substantive portion of the judgment of the contents of the interventions filed by mental health professionals was notable Thirteen affidavits of psychiatrists and doctors from across the country were brought together They testified that homosexuality was not a mental disorder that it was natural and normal and that efforts at conversion therapy would prove to be damaging and futile These arguments are left unchallenged This is a silence that becomes significant when one notes how Koushal goes on to hold Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code as not violative of constitutional equality since it makes a distinction between carnal intercourse “against the order of nature” and other kinds of carnal intercourse This conclusion effectively places homosexuality outside the domain of the natural a position that is not supported by the evidence placed before the court Tawadkar’s statement was met with swift reprisal from the community and an almost instantaneous apology and clarification While Tawadkar himself said he was referring to sexually abused youth (who don’t exactly need “normalising” either) Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar took the route of unconditional retraction even maintaining that “homosexuality is a natural gift” This brings us right back to the order-of-nature question — clearly it would be difficult to reconcile this “natural gift” with a legal framework that places it outside the order of nature In many ways the natural-unnatural debate is a fig leaf — the relevant framework as the Delhi High Court had established back in 2009 is whether the law passes the test of constitutional morality Notions of right and wrong as embodied by popular morality are constantly in flux; if there is a bedrock it is our constitutional commitment to justice liberty equality and fraternity Regardless of what scientific opinion may have had to say on the matter sexuality comes down to a fundamental core of individual identity Any serious commitment to constitutional morality would then see the existence of Section 377 as deeply contradictory If there’s been anything productive emerging from Tawadkar’s gaffe it was the televised statement of BJP spokesperson Shaina NC expressing the government’s commitment to decriminalising homosexuality It is crucial that the government proceed on this front without falling back on the claim that the matter is sub judice While it is true that a curative petition is pending before the Supreme Court a positive ruling would simply reiterate a point that the government has already seemingly conceded and would at most result in a reading down of the law The real malady is the continued existence of this section in our statute books and the only cure a complete repeal The writer is a lawyer at Alternative Law Forum Bangalore [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News And much to his surprise, ? operational and legal,” says a former bureaucrat. But this may well be the tip of the iceberg in a more comprehensive assessment.

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