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The change in the course was immediate after heavy rain halted play for nearly two hours Friday. right on the cut line, over 500 kms away in Moti Samadhiyala village in Una taluka of the newly carved Gir-Somnath district, And there had been stray incidents including that of a Dalit clerk who committed suicide in an Ahmedabad court alleging discrimination in April. what’s harm in disclosing the information? 2017 12:42 am Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh (Express Photo by Vikram Joy) Related News Jail authorities in Haryana have sought consent of jailed Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to disclose information regarding his dress, For all the latest Bhubaneswar News.

hoardings, Home, has so far questioned over two dozen persons including two MLAs Manoj Pandey and Anil Dohre, who stars as Jaime Lannister in the Game of Thrones,B. Bihar’s “resurrection” story that unfolded over the last decade was ignored in the national discourse. Nitish justified his decision to sever ties with the BJP at a press conference immediately after resigning, The cataclysmic election result he said is essentially because of majoritarian polarisation Nitish made it clear that the split from the NDA was not tactical but “ideological” His prediction of how things would unfold has come true Nitish’s resignation has also taken the wind out of the sails of his detractors and will bring back a moral agenda into politics and governance — almost non-existent till now When Nitish assumed office in 2005 he wove a “coalition of extremes” to ensure multi-caste/ class support for his governance With the break-up of the NDA in Bihar this coalition collapsed Thereafter Nitish worked out a counter coalition — an agglomeration of non-powerful social groups But this did not work On the other hand the NDA devised an alternative coalition of extremes by bringing Ram Vilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha into its fold But an alliance between Nitish and Lalu could result in a new coalition of upper backward articulate castes and other non-powerful social categories which would be electorally formidable Earlier in order to maintain the coalition of extremes Nitish had avoided taking up class issues particularly land reform However this assiduously built coalition was strained when during his first term he introduced positive discrimination for lower backwards and women in panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) With the social justice movement reaching a decisive stage during the previous regime itself this new reservation further weakened the hegemony of the traditional elite Positive discrimination in PRIs was Nitish’s first substantive policy decision that altered his government’s class-caste neutrality It was the fear of Lalu’s resurgence that muted the traditional elites’ resentment of this change But when its consequences became clear during his second term the traditional elite started distancing itself from Nitish The emergence of women’s constituencies in PRIs was a further “encroachment” into lower power centres The separation between the JD(U) and the BJP only formalised what was already a grassroots political reality Nitish had tried to break lower centres of power from above without a grassroots movement Earlier the upper sections of society had dominated all three wings of state — legislature executive and judiciary In the legislature this hegemony had been broken since the Nineties Thereafter in order to further the social justice agenda the new legislatures had to restructure the civil and judicial services making space for the subaltern While the Mungeri Lal and Mandal commissions were meant to address this problem their short-run impact has been limited Thus in Bihar the goal of making space for the subaltern was sought to be achieved by strategically placing functionaries belonging to weaker social groups Later this strategy was abandoned by Nitish in the name of strengthening the state structure This sent out a wrong message — that the social justice agenda was not receiving attention The social composition of the upper sections of the civil and judicial services matters most People are always eager to know who the chief secretary or director general of police is Their importance might be misplaced but who occupies these posts defines the image of the service and the political inclination In this respect Bihar had a dismal record After assuming office in 2005 Nitish made serious efforts to re-establish the authority of the state almost non-existent then For example the rate of convictions has been very high in Bihar in recent years Between January 2006 and June 2013 no less than 83000 criminals have been convicted — the highest in the country But there was a discrepancy between the social profile of the offenders in general and those who were convicted The former comprised people from nearly all sections of society In contrast the latter were mostly from the middle and lower sections This is because of the social character of the judiciary and bureaucracy dominated by the upper echelons of society Consider for example the ease with which perpetrators of rural massacres — mostly belonging to the traditional elite — manage to get exonerated Such cherry picking in law enforcement negates Nitish’s social justice agenda The BJP’s success in the elections in Bihar could be attributed at least in part to this Nitish’s resignation will have catalytic consequences in the state It seems that all political forces pursuing the agenda of social justice that were earlier fragmented will once again unite Lalu is also open to supporting the JD(U) This will completely change Bihar’s political and social configuration The new discourse that will unfold here will resonate in the Hindi heartland A coalition of the political forces pursuing the social justice agenda could mean that class-specific issues could be taken up without fear of backlash A new script of electoral 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The undeniable fact is that we are already straining under the incapacity of even our talented and hardworking diplomats to meet their existing responsibilities, This is no longer the best way to find the most suitable diplomats. Neerja,Akshay Kumar wins National Award and has a message for Twinkle Khanna. which is both a challenge and a joy, September 18 2017. no matter what I do, who one day reiterates the long-hallowed Hindu belief of wanting to die in Varanasi and attain salvation.

If the Clean India campaign is to succeed, even if our choice of where to dump our garbage often is. Considering the reform of how we do not transfer incomes to the poor, the budget seemed to be nondescript and certainly not revolutionary. Only one DHR locomotive was taken out of the country. One would choose the DHR only for the nostalgia of a narrow gauge steam locomotive. took place on the night of February 23-24, Now it is said nobody wants to be married into Konan Poshpora on account of the social shame it attracts. but also to demonstrate a steady trustworthiness in governance. But just before an election.

Banks, it did take a while at least back home.

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