a resident of Sector 27,reported. The desserts managed to draw out the kid in us. and set to regain his top-5 status after this triumph.
It’s about our inner feelings,said members of the teachers? His comments come barely 24 hours after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said he hopes the construction of the Ram temple be completed in his lifetime. the principles of our freedom fighters were ingrained strongly in us. before it was staged in Santiniketan, Take Northrop Grumman Remotec’s products. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs,a conceptual (and ideological) error? But Suresh Tendulkar was a very careful economist He might not have made the same assumption of ideological error The Tendulkar committee moved from a calorie-based poverty line to a food expenditure-based line But he was also happy with the earlier urban poverty ratio of 257 per cent for 1973-74established by the 1977 task force (which I headed) and periodically adjusted for inflation In factTendulkar laid down that this estimate should set the national poverty line the expenditure required to meet its calorific goal should be the poverty line for both rural and urban areas The exercise was fascinatingboth for policy and in theory The 1977 task force cast its shadow on the more recent exercisepossibly because Tendulkar had been one of its members Bhalla needs to carefully peruse the Tendulkar Report before castigating Saxena But Bhallas well-researched piece on poverty in India and China makes some accurate observations An important point he makes is thatin Indiathere is a big difference between private consumption as estimated by the National Sample Survey (NSS) and as reflected in national accounts data The latter is derived from the production or commodity flow sideadjusted for stocksgovernment purchasesnet imports and the use of commodities by industry Moni Mukherjeefrom the Indian Statistical Institutesaid many decades ago that there are two estimates Unfortunatelythere is no way of saying which is better Neither of the two has enough information to work out errorsnever mind compare them Of coursethis does not stop some brave souls from championing one estimate or the otherdepending on whether they are advising the treasury benches or sitting in the opposition But Bhalla is above such chicanery He works out that the difference between the two estimates has increased in recent yearsa point he had also made almost a decade ago The problemas Bhalla points outarises when you make comparisons between countries He shows that from 1999 to 2011the NSS sets annual consumption growth in India at 28 per cent But from the commodity flow sidewe get an estimate of 48 per cent annually from the national accounts That is a large difference In ChinaBhalla observesit was the other way around the growth rate from the budget surveybased on which poverty is measuredwas higher than the rate derived from commodity flow The former was 67 per cent and the latter 73 per cent Bhalla argues that if this is correctedpoverty and inequality reduction in India would compares favourably with China I have an interesting personal experience on the use of surveys for policy figures in China In 1982I was deputy leader of the first Indian delegation to China after a long period of frosty relations The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) had been established only a few years earlier and scholars were being very careful But when I went back in the last decadeheading a Rajiv Gandhi Foundation delegationI was impressed by the frank discussion of problems and the expression of alternative views Jianjin Liu of the Institute of Rural Development Research of CASS was an acknowledged expert on Chinas non-farm economy andlike his Indian counterpartsa sceptic of the statistics of achievement offered up by ministries He worked patiently on the agricultural censusestablishing that Chinas non-farm employmentwhich had been lower than 20 per cent two decades earlierstood at 255 per cent in 2001 and at 275 per cent in 2002figures much lower than official achievement statistics would suggest Some years laterI was horrified to read in the papers that he had been imprisoned for 20 years on undisclosed charges of espionage Fortunatelymore recent reports suggest that criticism is less unacceptable now And as Bhalla assertsonly the foolhardy would uncritically accept official statistics The writer is chancellorCentral University of Gujarat [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: September 16 2017 9:34 pm Vettel who lost the lead to Hamilton at the previous race in Italy is a four times winner in Singapore (Source: AP) Top News Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel put himself on pole position to retake the Formula One lead from Lewis Hamilton with a sensational late lap in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday Hamilton who leads the German by three points with seven rounds remaining qualified his Mercedes only fifth for Sunday’s night race with team mate Valtteri Bottas set to start alongside in sixth Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will start second for Red Bull after going fastest in the first two phases of qualifying with Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo third and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen fourth Vettel who lost the lead to Hamilton at the previous race in Italy is a four times winner in Singapore and the pole was also his fourth in the city state as well as the 49th of his Formula One career It was also his third of the season but he had to put everything on the line when it really mattered to beat the Red Bulls in a close-run session lighting up the timing screens with a lap of one minute 39491 seconds “I’m still full of adrenaline so maybe whatever I say doesn’t make any sense” a breathless Vettel who let out a loud whoop of joy over the team-radio said after he stepped out of the car “The car was tricky but it came alive and it was getting better and better as the night progressed so I’m really happy that we got it done” RICCIARDO CONFIDENT Red Bull had topped the timesheets in every session leading up to qualifying and had looked on course for their first front row lockout since the US Grand Prix in 2013 with Verstappen also fastest in the opening two phases of qualifying Had he been on pole the 19-year-old would have been the youngest driver in the history of the sport to start from the top slot “I think the final lap was not great but we were quite close so I’m pretty happy with that” said the Dutch driver who turns 20 in two weeks’ time “During the race it will be difficult to pass him so we have to see on the first lap” Ricciardo a winner in Azerbaijan in June also remained confident “I’m still confident we’ll get victory I think we’ve got a good package Seb turned it on in qualifying but I’m looking forward to tomorrow” said the Australian There were few smiles at Mercedes with the champions arriving in Singapore fearing it would be a tough weekend but secretly hoping for better “You always hope for better but probably its realistically where we are in Singapore” said team boss Toto Wolff “There seems to be a certain pattern that some cars go better on the slow twisty stuff And that is Ferrari and Red Bull” Hamilton who took a record 69th career pole at Monza by a huge margin never looked in contention “We knew that today would be tough” he said “I definitely didn’t anticipate Ferrari would be as strong as they were I thought Red Bull would be as quick as they were but we still remain hopeful “I got everything I could out of the car everything and more” he added Nico Hulkenberg was seventh for Renault ahead of Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne who put both McLarens in the top 10 a day after the former champions agreed to swap Honda power for Renault in 2018 Spaniard Carlos Sainz set to move to the works Renault team next year rounded out the top 10 for Toro Rosso For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 14 2017 4:52 pm Samsung Exynos from its official Twitter handle put out a tweet that read “Do what you want #Exynos will get things done Learn more about #Exynos8895” (Source: Samsung Exynos/Twitter) Related News Samsung might have given a glimpse of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone Samsung Exynos from its official Twitter handle put out a tweet that read “Do what you want #Exynos will get things done Learn more about #Exynos8895” The tweet is accompanied by an image speculated to be that of Galaxy Note 8 It reveals a near bezel-less smartphone with a large dual curved edge display The corners are more rounded and side curves are not as prominent as Galaxy S8 series smartphones There’s no power button on the right side suggesting this is just a prototype device Meanwhile a report in Digitimes has revealed that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 8 in September this year “Samsung Electronics is likely to launch its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in September 2017 at the earliest to make up the product gap left by its predecessor the Galaxy Note 7 according to upstream component makers in Taiwan” the report read Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s front render was previously leaked by tipster Slashleaks on Twitter The image reveals large Infinity display with no bezels on the sides and extremely thin bezels on top and bottom The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature the same 18:9:5 aspect ratio like we saw on the Galaxy S8 smartphone The home button is gone and fingerprint scanner is likely to be present at the back of the device Previously a report in The Korean Herald claimed Samsung will host an event on August 23 in New York to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 Of course we’ll have to wait for an official confirmation to know whether the smartphone will be announced in August or September Do what you want #Exynos will get things done Learn more about #Exynos8895: http://s.tco/xjBw74E39o pictwittercom/zzxH7NE3QU — Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) July 13 2017 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is rumoured to feature the yet-to-be launched Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 836 processor The smartphone could be the most expensive that the Korean giant has ever made with its price pegged at 999 (or approx Rs 73880) The Galaxy S8 could feature a63-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display It will ship with S Pen and company’s smart assistant Bixby Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come with6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsLucknow: Having suffered successive electoral drubbings and faced with defections and rebellion in its ranks Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is going all- out to regain lost ground in the upcoming urban body elections in Uttar Pradesh For the first time in more than two decades the party has decided to contest the civic election on its ‘elephant’ symbol and thrown its doors open to those who had deserted it earlier The BSP which had been in power in the country’s most populous state for four terms knows that it has to perform well in the upcoming polls to keep its flock together BSP chief Mayawati PTI Even though its base is stronger in the state’s rural areas as compared to urban settlements the party has decided to contest the civic election on its symbol to prove that it is still not a spent force said a party leader Since 2012 when the party lost power in Uttar Pradesh to the Samajwadi Party the BSP’s electoral fortunes have been sliding It failed to win even one seat out of the state’s 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in 2014 and its tally in the 2017 Assembly polls was a poor 19 out of total 403 seats The party which had faced several desertions just before the Assembly polls with its backward face Swami Prasad Maurya and Brahmin leader Brijesh Pathak joining the saffron camp has lately seen the expulsion of its Muslim face Naseemuddin Siddiqui The party is now cautious to ensure that Siddiqui’s expulsion does not boomerang on it Soon after his expulsion Siddiqui has levelled corruption charge against BSP chief Mayawati and released audio evidence in support of his claims Siddiqui was the only prominent Muslim face and to fill in the vacuum created by his ouster former Uttar Pradesh minister Abdul Mannan of Sandila (Hardoi) and his brother Abdul Hannan also a former legislator were re-inducted into the party along with their supporters recently In 2016 then party general secretary Naseemudeen Siddiqui had announced the expulsion of the Sandila brothers accusing them of being engaged in anti-party activities Soon after joining the BSP Mannan who had joined the Samajwadi Party after being expelled from the BSP took the opportunity to blame Siddiqui for working against the interest of the Muslim leadership within the BSP and said that Siddiqui wanted that no other leader of his community should remain in the party hence he managed their ouster He also accused Siddiqui of misguiding Mayawati to damage the party in the state and strongly condemned Siddiqui’s act of recording the conversation with the party’s leadership and said that such shameful act deserved him the punishment which he received from Mayawati Other prominent Muslim leaders who have returned to the party recently are former minister Anis Khan alias Phool Babu and former MLA from Pihani (now Sadabad) Asif alias Babu Khan Similarly the party has also brought back its prominent leader in the Bundelkhand region Daddu Prasad re-inducting him into the party fold A close associate of BSP founder Kanshiram and a former minister Daddu had turned rebel against Mayawati accusing her of selling tickets to candidates He was later expelled from the party Prasad also got associated with another rebel BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya who revolted against Mayawati in June last year accusing her of selling tickets to the candidates Former MPs Eshan Singh and Reena Chaudhary and former minister Maya Prasad have also returned to the party fold along with their supporters The BSP had not fought the urban body polls on party symbol after 1995 BSP chief Mayawati has already underlined the need to work with renewed vigour and missionary zeal through a new strategy to deal with new challenges before the BSP movement "Although the BSP movement is on a solid footing in the state but ever since the Assembly poll results which have not been in keeping with our hopes and preparations casteist and communal forces are upbeat and are spreading rumours to demoralise our party workers" the BSP chief had told her cadres in a recent meeting By: PTI | Pune | Published: February 25 2017 10:32 pm 12 activists belonging to ABVP and SFI were arrested on Saturday in connection with the clash on the campus of Savitribai Phule Pune University (File Photo) Top News A total of 12 activists belonging to Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) were arrested on Saturday in connection with the clash on the campus of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) They were later released on bail police said Activists of ABVP and SFI clashed following verbal spat and altercation over putting up of posters on the varsity campus last evening “We have arrested seven activists from ABVP and five from SFI under relevant sections of Maharashtra Police Act All were produced before the court and were released on bail” said an official with Chatushringi police station under whose jurisdiction the University campus falls Watch what else is making news: In their complaint ABVP alleged that SFI members were putting up posters on the campus which read ‘ABVP Murdabad’ and when ABVP members went to seek an explanation from them (activists) they were intimidated and beaten up with belt On the other hand SFI alleged that to protest against Solapur MLC Prashant Paricharak’s remarks about soldiers violence at Rajmas College in Delhi and recent threats by Education Minister Vinod Tawde to the students of Polytechnic College in Solapur they were distributing handbills and had organised a meet near varsity canteen “All of a sudden 15 to 25 ABVP activists came to the venue and threatened the SFI members They started beating them with wooden plank belt and stones” said an SFI activist Meanwhile Vice Chancellor of SPPU Wasudev Gade termed the incident as “unfortunate” and said that an inquiry at varsity level has been initiated “I appeal to students not to resort to violence and show respect to each others views and opinions” said Gade He said that the views expressed by the any group or person should be within the framework of the Constitution To condemn the AVBP’s “highhandedness” members of SFI on Saturday organised a ‘silent agitation’ on the campus For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 21 2017 11:33 pm The problem dropped Ferrari’s Formula One championship leader from third to seventh (Source: Reuters) Top News A slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel’s dramatic penultimate lap tyre blowout at last weekend’s British Grand Prix Pirelli said on Friday The problem dropped Ferrari’s Formula One championship leader from third to seventh slashing his advantage over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to a single point with half the season remaining “A full investigation has now confirmed that the original cause of the failure was a slow puncture” Pirelli said in a statement “The consequent driving back to the pits on an underinflated and then flat tyre led to the final failure” Vettel whose set of soft tyres had done more than half the race distance had said on Sunday that the failure was “quite sudden” “The fact is that the tyre blow-ups came by surprise It’s not like we were gambling and jeopardising our race result” he had said His Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen who finished third at Silvesrtone also had a problem with the front left tyre in the closing laps and had to pit for a fresh set Pirelli said the Italian company was still investigating the cause of that failure For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Suhas Palshikar | Updated: July 15 2016 12:09 am Nabam Tuk took charge as Chief Minister of the state at Arunachal Bhavan in Delhi Express photo Top News The BJP has faulted the Supreme Court ruling on Arunachal as “strange” Politics in India is indeed a complex and strange terrain If one thinks of principles alone the latest ruling of the constitution bench of the Supreme Court can be very reassuring The moment one begins situating it in the ground realities the limited point the ruling makes becomes obvious To be sure there is something called constitutional morality that goes beyond the literal meaning of words clauses and articles of the constitution On the whole the court in India has sided with the former more than the latter Unfortunately however actual politics tends to have very limited association with constitutional morality which is only a different name for the ethos of democracy On this test of democratic ethos India’s politics falters again and again In the case of Arunachal Pradesh you would sulk if you are a BJP supporter you would rejoice if you are a Congress supporter but if you are neither you would only worry about the gap between the constitutional morality advanced by the court and the “strange” understanding of democracy shown by political actors The Congress has made all the correct noises about democracy and vindication of its stand on the imposition of president’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh Indeed it is a victory of sorts for the party since the Supreme Court has not only squarely rejected imposition of president’s rule (and installation of a new chief minister) in the state but directed restoration of the Nabam Tuki government This is indeed an extraordinary step The crucial question is can the Congress retain what the court gave it By the time the import of the ruling sinks in and this column is in print the challenge of proving majority in the House would be staring the Congress in the eye It has been clear since last December that the state party is deeply divided and without the help of the flawed anti-defection laws it is not likely that the Congress can easily survive the floor test in the state legislature And even if it did that would be predicated on the stand taken by the speaker So in either event whether the Tuki government proves majority or fails the Congress cannot really claim that its strength on the ground has improved Needless to say in politics court rulings bring only limited victories; ultimately the ground realities matter and the Congress does not have much to rejoice about on that score but much to worry about But the real warning from this ruling comes for the BJP — both as government and as party The current Union government has been sometimes hailed as being more truly federal in its dealings with the states However the experience of states like Himachal Arunachal and Uttarkhand has been in the opposite direction In Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand much trouble emanated from the office of the governor and even elsewhere Governors under this BJP government have been prone to rake in controversies So appointments of governors political expectations from the new appointees and the eagerness with which the home ministry acts on their reports are all non-federal acts of the BJP government and reflect negatively on the democratic ethos that informs the SC ruling and the prevailing interpretation of the constitution The amoral exercise of constitutional provisions by the present government reminds the student of Indian politics of the impunity with which similar actions were taken by the Centre half a century ago As this writer has argued the present dispensation resembles that period of authoritarian populism of the late Sixties and early Seventies — the memory of which the present government always employs to demean its opponent the Congress Indira Gandhi was using “garibi hatao” rhetoric to defend her contempt for constitutional morality while the present government uses the rhetoric of “sabka vikas” and “shreshth Bharat” to adopt the same cynical approach It is an ironic coincidence that the SC ruling on Arunachal came on the day the BJP launched its major offensive in the Northeast — the North East ‘Democratic’ Alliance (NEDA) Handling states of the Northeast has always been a precarious project The Congress frittered away its natural advantage by succumbing to the temptations of its local leaderships The BJP has an ultra-nationalist approach to the region and it has been actively engaged in the attempt to impose the Hindi-heartland imagination of the nation onto this region — as elsewhere too Now it has taken to the political offensive Through NEDA the party aims at consolidating its political gains from Assam The political success however might leave the region more bruised and more bewildered The BJP of course has a right to expand in the Northeast; but the delicate issues of regionalism ethnicity and a negotiated settlement of disparate claims would be ill served if the BJP steamrolls local power equations as it sought to do in Arunachal or if it bypasses local sensitivities in the region It is indeed a tough call for political parties to balance three things: Their constant search for power; responsibility to national interest; and the pious challenge of expanding democracy But leaders go down in history and parties become historic only by trying to balance their power instinct with larger constraints Even before it lost as a power machine the Congress lost historically on this particular aspect and that led to its undoing in the end It would be interesting to watch what course the BJP takes on this path The BJP sees itself as the politically ascendant force for the coming decade beyond 2019 What do developments in Arunachal and Uttarakhand indicate In both instances it came out as impatient The BJP seems to be content with formally replacing Congress if necessary through Congressmen It is willing to include Congressmen (and leaders from other parties) in its fold give them prominence tickets and ministerial berths thereby effecting the initial change of ruling parties in states This has happened in UP Maharashtra and other places too This strategy gives quick results and helps the BJP spite the Congress but this model of party building is flawed The flaw is not just that “outsiders” gain ground within the BJP — that is the party’s internal problem relating to its ideology and idea of being different In the process democratic ethos is the real casualty No wonder the party finds the court ruling “strange” The “strangeness” of the ruling lies in the fact that it upholds constitutional morality in the context of overall contempt for democratic ethos If a party that hopes to be the main national party of the next decade has a cynical approach to the democratic ethos then surely there is much to worry about notwithstanding the glimmer of hope provided by the court ruling The writer teaches political science at Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 7 2017 3:09 pm Nandita Das has directed Nawazuddin Siddiqui in her directorial Manto Related News Actor-director Nandita Das says the society will not move forward if the kind of policing done by a body like the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) continues Nandita had faced problems from the censor board for her film Firaaq Of late the CBFC has been in news for ordering 48 cuts in Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Commenting on it Nandita said here: “I have been against censorship since the beginning because when I made ‘Firaaq’ in 2008 I had to go through same ordeal because of censorship issue I don’t know how a few people in their committee can decide what is good and what is bad for the viewing of entire nation” “I feel if we continue to do such kind of policing then society will not move forward Today on Internet you can see whatever you want so it’s a kind of hypocrisy of people as you are banning it officially but we can see it on Internet or see a pirated version of it So I feel there is no use of it” “A film is very subjective thing because everyone likes different things People can have difference of choice and opinion In foreign countries there are ratings that if people are above 18 years of age they can watch it and it’s up to them whether it’s good or bad” Nandita said “If we have shown wrong or bad things in film then it will not last in the market so I feel they (CBFC) should not censor films in such a wrong manner” Nandita also wants the Shyam Benegal Committee report on film certification guidance to be implemented soon For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Kemal Kirisci Ranu Nath | Updated: August 14 2014 1:46 pm It is likely that Erdogan will interpret the result as an explicit approval of his political agenda and will proceed to steer Turkey towards a presidential system Related News Prime Minister Erdogan is now president Can he bridge the country’s political divide In the midst of chaos reigning in their neighbourhood the Turkish electorate went for the second time to the polls this year on August 10 In the first direct election of a president and with a participation rate of 75 per cent the electorate lent a decisive victory to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) He received just about 52 per cent votes though falling somewhat short of the 55 to 60 per cent range that opinion polls were predicting The outcome and the run up itself are significant for Turkey and its future Traditionally presidents were elected by members of the Turkish parliament and enjoyed limited powers However Erdogan has been aspiring for a strong presidency since the AKP won close to half the votes at the national elections in June 2011 While serving as prime minister Erdogan attempted to write a new constitution but resistance from opposition parties together with the May 2013 Gezi Park protests and the December 2013 corruption scandal prevented him from achieving his goal Consequently his fallback plan has been to emerge triumphant from the 2014 presidential election and then use the presidential powers in the current constitution to the full extent and aim to get the AKP to emerge from the parliamentary elections scheduled for June 2015 with enough seats enabling him to see to the adoption of a new constitution This new constitution would transform Turkey’s parliamentary system into a presidential one and offer Erdogan the possibility of running the country until 2023 the republic’s centenary Erdogan’s opponents were Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Selahattin Demirtas The left-leaning secularist Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the rightwing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) joined forces to support Ihsanoglu’s candidacy Ihsanoglu born and raised in Cairo a prominent religious scholar and a former secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was seen as the best candidate to attract votes from former AKP members and the wider conservative electorate Though he lacked political experience and visibility in Turkey he managed to receive more than 38 per cent of votes going beyond poll predictions Although his performance falls short of the 44 per cent that the CHP and MHP garnered at the local elections in March this year it nevertheless demonstrates his potential as a candidate Demirtas a prominent figure amongst Turkey’s Kurdish minority population and a keen partner in government efforts to find a political solution to the Kurdish problem in Turkey ran for presidency on a secular and somewhat leftist agenda especially sensitive to the interests of minorities and women He received almost 10 per cent of votes one point short of most poll predictions but almost twice what his party the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) received in the March local elections This suggests Demirtas received support not just from Kurdish but also Turkish voters What will Erdogan do now He is confident that he enjoys widespread popularity among the masses It is likely that Erdogan will interpret the result as an explicit approval of his political agenda and will thus proceed to steer Turkey towards a presidential system However a number of challenges will be awaiting his project The first and immediate challenge will emerge with respect to finding a prime minister willing to defer executive power to him Second the current constitution requires the president to resign his/ her political party affiliations Once Erdogan takes up his position as president it will be a challenge for him to simultaneously prepare his party for the parliamentary elections in June 2015 control the prime minister and be president of Turkey Another challenge will be to keep the Turkish economy on course at a time when the Islamic State’s power is growing political instability in many neighbouring countries is getting worse by the day and troubled relationships with the EU and the US continue The greatest challenge of all may actually arise in fulfilling the promise he made as he declared his victory — to become president to all Turkish citizens irrespective of ethnicity and religion The 2014 presidential campaign unfolded as a contest between two political approaches to the future of governance in Turkey The first approach represented by Erdogan is predicated on the notion of the “will of the people (milli irade)” at the expense of some of the fundamental freedoms constitutional checks and balances and the separation of powers The second approach especially pushed for by Ihsanoglu advocates the maintenance of the existing parliamentary system and warns that a hybrid system where both prime minister and president are elected directly risks creating instability tension and polarisation The two approaches demonstrate the rising split within the country Reconciling them as president will require an understanding of democracy that goes beyond a narrow and majoritarian one This is especially critical if Erdogan wants to deliver on his ultimate and frequently stated objective of a prosperous Turkey that will grow to be the 10th largest economy by 2023 and become a major regional if not global power Kirisci is the TUSIAD senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Programme at Brookings Washington DC This article was co-written with Ranu Nath the Turkey Project intern in the Foreign Policy Programme at Brookings For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: April 15 2014 12:29 am Related News A surrender and rehabilitation policy that works could have helped bring the J&K story full circle Earlier this week Saira Javaid the wife of a surrendered militant who had returned to Jammu and Kashmir under the rehabilitation policy tried to set herself on fire frustrated by the state’s “broken promises” Javaid’s case is not the first of its kind either The J&K government’s surrender and rehabilitation policy sanctioned by the Centre in 2010 is slowly turning into a story of displacement and bitterness It poses tough questions that both the state and Central governments must answer on their commitment to reconciliation in the Valley Under the policy militants who had crossed over into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir during the height of the insurgency but did not have any serious police cases pending against them in J&K could return with their families It aimed to integrate such families into the mainstream help them find jobs and provide them with the necessary skills and training But with the details of implementation left vague the policy has floundered hopelessly on the ground First entry into J&K is fraught with danger given the appalling lack of coordination among state agencies Last year Syed Liyaqat Shah was arrested by Delhi Police on charges of involvement in terror activities even though the J&K government claimed he was returning under the rehabilitation policy By 2013 about 265 former militants had made the perilous journey back with their families while more than a thousand were waiting for permission to return But the ordeal doesn’t end there Back home such individuals find themselves without police clearance for jobs or ration cards to access the basic necessities with no documents of citizenship and no way to get their children admitted into school Socially and economically isolated some families have started making the journey back into PoK while others lack the documents to do so Disheartened many former militants across the LoC may never try to return The surrender and rehabilitation scheme could have been an important step in reaching out to a generation of young men who were swept up in the insurgency in bringing the J&K story full circle The government must chalk out a more thoughtful well-planned policy For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News take a selfie, “I think the year has been fantastic.
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