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The wealthy region’s threat to break away following a referendum that Spain’s Constitutional Court said was illegal has plunged Spain into its worst political crisis since an attempted military coup in 1981.

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the highest number of wickets after 50 Tests. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sanghamitra Mazumdar | Updated: May 4, Eriyat is a known name in the advertisement world, The writer is a constitutional scholar an former secretary general of Lok Sabha For all the latest Opinion News, what’s the occasion?Kulpreet and H. Thereafter, For all the latest India News, as his recent love for double hundreds continues; only one player now has more two-hundred-plus scores as captain than Kohli’s four and that is Brian Charles Lara. As members of India-Asia-Pacific nations.

it doesn’t stray too far from the technicolour kaleidoscopic theme song of his label. the woman developed pains in the bus. “The woman had a normal delivery,the bureaucracy and the media are all ranged against it.it can remove all IAS officers from UP? The chief minister and his ministerial colleagues have ruled out a revocation of Nagpals suspensionsaying it was perfectly justified Why has the government taken such a tough stand in spite of all-round criticism From the way the events have been reported in a large section of the mediait would appear that Nagpals suspension is linked to a crackdown she had ordered on illegal sand mining on the riverbeds of the Yamuna and the Hindonwhich was carried on by politically influential people It has been argued that the governments explanationoffered by none less than the chief ministerthat Nagpal was suspended for demolition of a mosque wall in Kadalpur village was just an excuse The argument is far-fetched Forif the government was really upset over Nagpals crackdown on the mining mafia which she started months ago it could have simply transferred her out and posted a pliant officer in her place Where was the need to single her out for punitive action and create a controversy Thereforethe official explanationthat Nagpal was suspended for her lack of foresight in the demolition of the mosque wallis plausible Thatin the processthe government action took the pressure off the mining mafia is a different matter It is also politically understandableif one remembers that the cornerstone of SP president Mulayam Singh Yadavs politics has been forging and sustaining a Muslim-Yadav combine The only exception in Mulayams political career was the short digression when he joined hands with former BJP chief minister Kalyan Singhand paid the price in the 2009 Lok Sabha electionswith Muslims ditching him to support the Congress In recent monthswith another Lok Sabha election drawing closerMulayam and his party have shown an anxiousness to cosy up to Muslim clerics of all shadesfrom the shahi imam of Delhis Jama Masjid to Barelvi cleric Tauqeer Raza Khan Sowhen local SP men blamed the SDM for the demolition of the wall of a mosquethat too in the month of Ramadanthe SP government reacted the only way it could: by suspending the SDM The wall may have been built on gram sabha land It may have been built without government permission For Mulayam and the SP governmenthoweverthese were secondary issues UPs Muslim ministers like Ahmed Hasan were quick to equate the action against Nagpal with Mulayam standing by Muslims during the Babri Masjid demolition After posing as the saviour of Muslimscan the government now make a climb-down without suffering a loss of face SP leaders are hitting out at the critics The media has been accused of glorifying an irresponsible officer Nagpal herself has been called names UPs bureaucracy has virtually been accused of ungratefulness In factthe government seems to have been particularly hurt by the IAS Associations action in sending a delegation to the chief secretary that complained that Nagpals suspension was unfair The association alleged that there was no official report from the district administration of any communal tension in the area after the demolition of the mosque wall Akhilesh pointed out that during the five years that Mayawati was chief ministerthe same IAS Association had dared not hold its annual meetingsthat the non-IAS official Shashank Shekhar Singh presided over the administration as cabinet secretaryand that officers had to remove their shoes when they went to meet the chief minister But the association had now spoken out against the very government that undid some of Mayawatis capricious policies and gave back the bureaucracys dignity and respect Neverthelessthere are elements within the government who would like to de-escalate They realise that the tasteless personal remarks against Nagpaland the attacks on the media and the bureaucracyare counterproductive There is a view that the matter should be closed by revoking Nagpals suspension after she submits her reply to the chargesheet [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Updated: September 14 2014 9:29 am It was the advent of Margaret Thatcher which caused the first rupture Her party failed to win a single of the 60-odd seats in Scotland in 1987 (Source: Reuetrs photo) Related News In four days we will know whether Scotland will vote for independence or to stay within the United Kingdom It is a historic event The entire debate has been conducted in a civilised manner There has been little intimidation or violence except for trolls on Twitter and rotten eggs thrown occasionally The United Kingdom is not a federation nor is it strictly a nation-state It is a kingdom united under a single crown Wales was conquered by the English in the 13th Century When Elizabeth the First died leaving no heirs James the King of the Scots was invited to take over the throne of England In 1707 a union was negotiated between Scotland and England By then Ireland had also been conquered so the United Kingdom of England and Wales Scotland and Ireland was born It remained one of the most centralised polities until the late 20th Century But Scotland had a special status It had its own law and courts its education system and its Church which did not owe allegiance to the Anglican Church The Scots became a vital part of the Empire and integrated in the Union while keeping their identity distinct It was the advent of Margaret Thatcher which caused the first rupture Her party failed to win a single of the 60-odd seats in Scotland in 1987 To this was added the piloting of the poll tax (a community charge) in Scotland before its introduction in England The poll tax was Mrs Thatcher’s nemesis It brought her down but it also gave an impetus to the Scots to ask why should they be governed by a party which they had rejected A popular debate began which then became the Scottish Convention All UK political parties except the Conservatives joined it along with many from the civil society Scotland won devolution when Labour came to power in 1997 It had freedom to decide policy in education and health It had its own separate spending limits since the mid-Seventies Now it had limited power to change the tax rate Devolution was to counter the Scottish nationalist movement Scotland was given its own Parliament Soon Wales followed and Northern Ireland as well The UK became a model for devolution for the rest of Europe where there were regional nationalisms — the Basques and the Catalans in Spain for example Yet as in many colonies conceding limited demands did not satisfy the Scots The Scottish Nationalist Party defeated Labour Party and came to power on its own Alex Salmond its populist leader has run a campaign for independence from its initial hopelessness to its current position of smelling victory The Referendum was conceded by David Cameron as his party is still absent from Scotland On Thursday the vote will be cast Until a fortnight ago the No Vote which meant staying in the Union was leading by seven to ten points Now it is neck and neck If the outcome is a narrow margin in favour of No the battle will not end If it is narrowly for Yes the game is over A thousand-year history will be rewritten Even so it has been a unique experiment A peaceful rupture between two nations long united though never so much as to lose their separate identities It is an example for the world to follow During the last 25 years two large federations have broken up The Soviet Union dissolved into separate nations Yugoslavia which many considered the ideal Socialist country dissolved in an ethnic war with inhuman cruelties In our neighbourhood Bangladesh is one reminder and the tragedy of Sri Lanka’s civil war another that if you neglect a region or marginalise a community unpleasant consequences follow A nation survives as long as it is a union of the willing The past is no more a guarantee of solidarity than a rosy future The past is most often an issue of disagreement when differences become unbearable Despite proclaiming the virtue of unity in diversity India has to be on its guard The central fissure has not been along religious lines It has been regional on the borders of India be it the Northeast Jammu and Kashmir Punjab or even Tamil Nadu Take nothing for granted For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: July 29 2015 11:52 pm Opponents of the Pentagon plan feared the Diego Garcia proposal was the forerunner to the expansion of US presence in the Indian Ocean Related News The US Senate voted to let the Pentagon build a naval base and support facility at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean The House of Representatives had cleared the proposal last year With Congress’s clearance the Pentagon could enlarge the communications station build a 12000-foot runway for navy planes provide anchorage for a six-ship US carrier task force and storage capacity for 640000 barrels of oil — enough to fuel a carrier task force for 28 days Opponents of the Pentagon plan feared the Diego Garcia proposal was the forerunner to the expansion of US presence in the Indian Ocean and would influence the USSR to reciprocate Teaching Discipline Union Home Minister Brahmananda Reddy told the Rajya Sabha during the course of a discussion on the amended Misa that the Emergency was not intended to strike terror or fear in the minds of the people It is primarily intended to galvanise people into action to spark them to activity in a disciplined purposeful way Reddy said Flood Worsens The flood situation turned critical with 10 million people in Bihar and over a lakh in Assam threatened by the rising rivers The rivers left thousands of villages isolated and destroyed acres of standing paddy and jute crops The worst affected are Madhubani Sitamarhi Muzaffarpur East and West Champaran and Darbh-anga districts Coup In Nigeria Nigeria’s president Major General Yakubu Gowon was deposed from office by the commander of his own elite Guards Brigade Radio Lagos reported that Colonel Joseph Nanven Garba had taken over the government and warned the nation to abide by the law or risk being shot The bloodless coup was staged when Gowon was at a meeting of the Organisation of African Unity in Kampala For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: April 18 2013 12:23 am Related News Disastrous gaps * The editorial When disaster strikes (IEApril 17) rightly states that India has a lot to learn from the Boston blasts In Indiaa terror strike usually results in chaos and confusion as the authorities are taken by surprise Indias vast population makes the job of intelligence agencies difficulteven though they are equipped with state of the art technology There is a need to upgrade and coordinate the countrys intelligence network in order to meet contingencies in future Devendra Khurana Bhopal * THE Boston blasts were shocking But the response of the US authoritiesminimising the loss of livesis commendable India is vulnerable to disastersboth natural and manmade But are we prepared for any of these eventualities A disaster management system consists of four components mitigationpreparednessresponse and recovery Mitigation involves warding off such incidentspreparedness includes the skills and mechanisms needed in case of disasterresponse is about providing humanitarian assistance after the disaster and recovery constitutes rehabilitating victims Because of the dense populationloss of life and property is immense in India We still have a casual attitude to these crises there are not enough fire extinguishers and CCTV cameras in public placescrowd management leaves much to be desired and the response to disasters is slow and unplanned Terrorist attacks have been successful because of poor intelligence gathering and dissemination of information Mock drills have not been a frequent feature Proper training and awareness must be provided to the public to make them capable of handling threatening situations and minimise casualties Anchit Mathur Delhi Train of thought * THE JD(U)s statement that the Godhra question should be posed to Vajpayeenot Nitishdoes not seem to be justified (Pose Godhra question to Vajpayeenot Nitish: JD(U), refused to elaborate where these statutes were made. there are endless debates on social media about how can they improve their bowling discipline, For all the latest Ludhiana News, from the Ganga.

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