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Widening and improvement of Sion-Panvel Expressway is necessary for smooth flow of traffic once Navi Mumbai International Airport becomes operational It is already one of the busiest routes in Mumbai Metropolitan Region connecting the city to national highway 4 The project is to expand the road from 12 to 16 lanes For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Santosh Singh | Published: September 2 2013 1:51 am Related News So why has Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar not spoken a word yet on the arrest of top Indian Mujahideen man Yasin Bhatkalconsidered one of the biggest catches in recent timesfrom his state Nitishknown to pride himself on improving Bihars law and orderhas gone into a shellletting DGP Abhayanand defend the state police and in turnthe state government The BJP has used this to corner Nitishaccusing him of practising ultra Muslim appeasement politics and being soft on terrorism.the luxury tax has also come from a secret gate and hotel, and India know it having lost to them in the World T20 at, For all the latest Delhi News,among other questions,Do you think that our party (BJP) can win the Lok Sabha seat in your area in the coming elections? If a respondent says yesthe party asks the the respondent to write down positive issues that will help the BJP in next elections It also asks the name of three main contenders against BJP in the constituency For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsShillong: Expressing concern over crimes against women and children Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said women’s police stations have been set up in seven districts of the state The creation of such police stations in the remaining four districts was under consideration of the government he said after unfurling the Tricolour and taking the salute at the Independence Day parade File image of Mukul Sangma Image credit: Megiprgovin "Crimes against women and children have become a matter of concern and my government has taken several steps to deal with this problem" Sangma said The chief minister urged people to devote quality time to their children and inculcate in them high moral and social values to enable them to evolve as worthy citizens He said the overall security situation in Meghalaya had improved due to successful counterinsurgency operations by security forces The police was keeping a close watch on the trans-border movement of terrorists from Bangladesh and he had taken up the issue with the Centre he added Sangma said bomb disposal and police dog squads have been deployed in the Garo Hills and the authorities had succeeded in containing militancy Written by Agencies | Pune | Published: August 29 2009 10:35 am Related News A 28-year-old pregnant woman has died of swine flu heretaking the toll in the viral infection in the city to 26 Roopali Jorewho died last nighthad been put on ventilator after her admission to a private hospital on August 20She had tested positive for the virusofficials said With cases of the viral infection continuing to pour inPune District Collector Chandrakant Dalvi has appealed to private hospitals to screen the patients who approached them with flu symptoms and not to summarily direct them to the already overburdened civic and government hospitals He also asked people to avoid crowding at public places and Ganesh utsav pandals in the citythe worst hit by the influenza virus in the country For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: March 13 2014 10:48 am Related News Not only does it produce a vicious politics it colonises everything else as well Democracies are susceptible to traps of their own making One trap much in discussion these days is what David Runciman calls the “confidence trap” Democracies seem to have hypochondria about their own lack of capacity for decision-making particularly in international crises Autocratic governments seem to seize the initiative and do much better Democracies seem to fumble But this disadvantage turns out to be mostly illusory Democracies may be bad getting into crises but they are much better at getting out of them Their dithering is more than compensated for by their flexibility It is a very democratic thing to think that democracy is in crisis But there is another trap This is the partisan trap On one hand partisanship is as Russell Muirhead argued the lifeblood of democracy It is a principle of accountability: competition is what we use to keep others in check Partisanship is necessary for the formation of political identities for creating durable institutions around political ideas and for giving us a team to cheer A battle against a worthy political opponent is far more exciting than an anaemic politics of consensus building of gathering together in fuzzy warmth and vapid agreement On the other hand partisanship can unnerve a democracy It can produce rancour and gridlock and convert citizens into enemies The prospect of successful democracy depends on how it negotiates this tension The coming election has thrown up deeper challenges of partisanship than usual It is a deeply exciting election There are new political formations new leaders who may take India into uncharted territory But the excitement also unleashes unprecedented partisan fury that threatens to corrode all sense of proportion Our partisanship is of an unusual kind It does not involve the usual battle of different sensibilities balancing each other: left versus right the politics of privilege versus the politics of dispossession freedom versus restraint There are elements of these principles but the practices and commitments that give them content are often too vague or scattered across the political spectrum To be sure there is some general talk of governance But that rests on the attributes of persons not principles Our partisanship in this election is strong because it is centred on a discourse of virtue and vice: its very essence is not that ideas must be defeated but that persons must be brought down To an extent this is inevitable Narendra Modi’s candidacy was bound to generate this response For his passionate critics the core issue is his moral culpability and focusing on anything but that or even suggesting that he might have some other virtues is an act of deep betrayal For his loud and relentless defenders there is now a mystique of infallibility around him: to so much as concede that he might have made mistakes is to bring him down The AAP’s politics rests largely on showing how every party other than itself is compromised: it is shot through with the confidence of a self-declared virtue It is not an accident therefore that much of the argumentative space in this election is colonised by charges of hypocrisy: who can expose whom in fantasy at least if not in reality Some of this is healthy It is a necessary corrective to the veil of silence that political collusion had drawn over so much vice But we should be under no illusions that its lasting effects will go beyond the usual partisanship in politics The charges are traded and the contest is defined in such personal terms that the process of formal reconciliation that democracy depends on will be so much harder But there is another danger The very excitement of this election has drawn in new constituencies most notably journalists Cynics might be tempted to say that the interrogatory nature of this contest is particularly suited to journalistic talent In case we are being too harsh on our journalist colleagues it is worth remembering that Tocqueville had written that “the job of a journalist in America is to attack coarsely without preparation or without art to set aside principles in order to grab men” But the danger is slightly broader than simply journalists joining politics or having normative commitments They are citizens and entitled to make these choices It’s a good thing if people from several walks of life hitherto unconcerned with politics directly engage in it The danger is slightly different: the enchantment of partisanship may breach all boundaries and engulf any sense of proportion or objectivity The partisan contagion may corrode professional roles and judgement This corrosion comes in two forms In the most egregious cases it leads to selective reporting misplaced importance to certain facts sometimes even falsehoods In a more subtle form the worry is not falsehood but a certain monomania: where journalists become more like lawyers for a prosecution or a defence Their facts may not be wrong in a literal sense but their vocation is reduced to exactly the same partisan contest in politics: take down the opponent no matter what Such partisanship can like political partisanship be greatly motivating and productive But it can also be corrosive For one thing it is coming in a context where the media as an institution has a serious credibility crisis But more importantly it tends to collapse the intellectual and the political It is the essence of partisanship particularly one centred on the conviction of virtue to assume that virtue cannot be divided across parties It has become anathema to suppose that even though we may be convinced about who is best for India virtue and vice may not come in such neat packages John Stuart Mill saw the advantages of partisanship We should have a tolerance for “the one eyed man provided their eye is a penetrating one: if they saw more they would not see so keenly nor so eagerly pursue one course of inquiry” But he also realised that combative partisans rarely convince their opponents Where this clash has a salutary effect is on non-partisans This collision of arguments has an educative effect on them But the danger is not just that partisanship produces a vicious politics: it is that it colonises everything else as well For politics to work someone has to be above it Don’t underestimate the costs of misjudged partisanship The crisis of confidence in sections of American democracy are linked to it; partisan rancour excessively slowed down progress in India as well As partisans become more personal the scars of battle are also likely to be deeper There is no magical balance between partisanship and detached objectivity But a democracy that loses either is in danger of a partisan trap The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Published: August 28 2017 3:49 am At 11 am on Sunday a memorial meeting was held for Radhakrishnan in the colony which was attended by 250 people Top News The otherwise vibrant park opposite Mohanan’s house in New Police Line colony wore a deserted look on Sunday evening The many children of H-block were asleep at 530 pm — tired after staying up with the adults till 2 am the night before News of their Radhakrishnan uncle’s death — who was attacked by a wild elephant in Wayanad Kerala on August 14 — had poured in at 10:30 pm on Saturday Radhakrishnan the 52-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector with the Delhi Police was in Kerala to get his younger daughter admitted to a medical college and on his way back to Wayanad an elephant attacked him causing serious injuries to both his legs “The road he had taken is risky there are too many wild animals He got out of the car because the headlight stopped working…that’s when an elephant attacked him He tried getting in the car again but the elephant started hitting the car with his trunk In order to protect his daughter brother in-law and driver he didn’t get in… it was only when a truck honked that the elephant ran away” said Mohanan his colleague and friend of 30 years While Radhakrishnan’s left leg was amputated soon after the incident he died on Saturday night due to “multiple organ failure and septicemia” He is survived by his wife and two daughters At 11 am on Sunday a memorial meeting was held for Radhakrishnan in the colony which was attended by 250 people — friends colleagues and children In the evening his friends gathered at New Police Line Colony Kingsway Camp to remember him his love for theatre and his attachment to children in the area They scrolled through their phone to see photos of Radhakrishan on stage – dressed in a mundu with a wide mischievous grin on his face in one and reading a paper seated on a bench in another “He was very active in theatre and would write skits – political comedy sometimes serious – and act in them too Under Radha’s guidance we would all act too so would our children participate in various festivals including Safdar Hashmi Drama Festival by theatre group Jana Sanskriti” said his junior colleague and friend Abdul Mutleef 42 adding “He made Delhi feel like home for many of us from Kerala” On Sunday evening Radhakrishnan’s friends gathered at New Police colony Prem Nath Pandey It was only a few months ago that Radhakrishnan acted and wrote a play on the occasion of his batch’s 30th anniversary staged in Delhi “The play was on the life of policemen how it’s mentally tough and so consuming… and then the policeman retires and gets a WhatsApp from Yamlok The policeman complains about not having any time to enjoy life and that’s when Yamdoot grants him 15 years…Radha played the protagonist” remembered his batchmate Mohanan At 6 pm 11-year-olds Neha Anagha and Atul restlessly walked in and out of Mohanan’s house having just woken up to remember that “Radhakrishnan uncle” is no more “During the summer holidays he would take us out for picnics to Akshardham temple and some museums too He taught us acting and Malayalam also I never saw him angry he was always laughing” said Neha adding how “he was so big and powerful on stage” Assistant Sub-Inspector Dinesh Kumar added “He would teach children through games it was so peculiar…they loved him The kids will miss him the most” On the afternoon of July 22 Mohanan Dinesh and Abdul had last seen Radhakrishnan as he got ready to leave for Kerala “He was so happy that his younger daughter got through a medical college…he fed us sweets too We all went to say bye to him…who knew we would never see him again” said Mutleef For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIt’s been less than a month since Manohar Parrikar took over as Goa chief minister If stitching together a post-poll alliance with two regional parties and Independents wasa smooth affair then keeping them in check is proving to be a difficult exercise — they have already begun drifting in different directions The three Independents two of whom are ministers are not the main problem as their focus is on developing their respective constituenciesin order to justify their decision of joining hands with the BJP However regional parties like Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Front which follow contrasting ideologies have started embarrassing Parrikar on a wide range of issues Unlike the Independents both MGP and GF have their own agenda If GF wants to spread its wings MGP is keen on reclaiming ground it has ceded to BJP and other parties over the years A pro-Hindu outfit MGP lapped up Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s demand that cow slaughter be banned across India by suggesting a blanket ban in Goa and the closure of the Goa Meat Complex located at Usgao in North Goa MGP president Pandurang alias Deepak Dhavalikar himself made the demand on Tuesday Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar PTI However this was resisted by GF which termed beef consumption as part of Goa’s ethos BJP leader Michael Lobo was ultimately forced to step in and say beef politics will never enter Goa Lobo deputy speaker in the Goa Assembly is fast emerging as BJP’s chief fire-fighter in the state "Beef is (part of) 33 percent minority’s eating habit Nobody in Goa talks about such politics nobody speaks about beef politics" Lobo said Around the same time that Deepak Dhavalikar was demanding a blanket ban on beef in Goa his elder brother Ramkrishna alias Sudin Dhavalikar PWD minister in Parrikar’s government called on senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi demanding nationalisation of all rivers in Goa Goa Front mentor and town and planning minister Vijai Sardesai who was also in New Delhi protested this saying nationalisation of rivers will badly impact fishermen Parrikar who has kept the Home portfolio with himself was then put in the dock by state tourism minister MGP’sManohar Azgaonkar whoproposed revival of a’tourism squad’ to crack down on lamanis (nomads) hawkers drug peddlers and prostitution along Goa’s beaches While an uncomfortable Parrikar kept quiet it was Lobo who jumped to his defence refusing the existence of drugs and prostitution on beaches and apologising to the nomad tribe over Azgaonkar’s remarks while terming them as hawkers in the wake of All Goa Banjara Samaj opposing the minister’s remark Not to be left behind was GF leader and water resources minister Vinod Palyekar who has demanded a complete ban on late night "rave parties" and playing of loud music after 10 pm saying it disturbs senior citizens and students Palyekar alleged that Goa police were turning a blind eye to rave parties And yet again it was Lobo’s turn to come to the aid of the chief minister denying the existence of rave parties although doing so pokes a hole at BJP’s claim of zero tolerance to drugs and corruption Lobo however did support music and even proposed creation of special zones where music can be played at the requireddecibels "Rave parties are not happening in Goa It might be in some part of his (Palyekar’s) constituency (Siolim) Nothing will happen by only speaking out Give names of the individuals involved in illegal activities to the chief minister and the police to act" Lobo said It’s understood that Parrikar may soon meet the two ministers who hadtheir own government red-faced and discuss the issues raised by them Parrikar’s problem is that nearly after a month after his government was formed no action has been initiated thus far to discuss and draft the common minimum programme which was to work as the guiding force of his coalition government All three parties — BJP MGP and GF — talked about the common minimum programme while coming together But it’s still up in the air MGP and GF may especially not insist on it since not having itgives them a free hand to implement their own agendas Parrikar’s problem is that seven of his ministers don’t belong to the BJP?

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