India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General K J Ramesh said the deep depression would help in the advancement of monsoon over Kerala and northeast India.
Why don’t you go there?” and invited the man to the court to have some fun Conchita Martinez handed over the man a racquet to play with them while Clijsters went ahead and gave him one of her white skirts and proceeded to dress him ‘appropriately’ for the court Clijsters fell on the floor laughing as the man was finally dressed to play in Wimbledon He posed with the players later for photographs as the court roared in laughter For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Ashutosh Varshney | Published: June 27 2016 12:02 am US presidential candidate Donald Trump (Source: AP) Top News I have watched the last seven US presidential elections Something quite unparalleled is unfolding before our eyes A spectre is haunting American politics Indeed one can make the point more historically Given his rhetoric Donald Trump’s rise as a presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican party is not a development America has witnessed since the highly exclusionary last two decades of the 19th century Trump has won roughly 14 million votes in the Republican primaries the largest ever in Republican history July 18 through 21 the Republicans will gather in Cleveland for a national convention and officially pick their candidate for the November presidential elections What would have been a straightforward nomination is by now quite fraught An immense elite-mass divide has emerged A significant proportion of the party elite acutely dislikes Trump whereas the Republican base has chosen him above more than a dozen candidates A campaign to deny Trump the Republican nomination has emerged within the party Why does so much of the Republican establishment not simply the liberal opposition detest Trump And why does so much of the Republican base like him The objections to Trump take two forms: Style and policy Trump habitually violates presidential décorum He has talked about his anatomical proportions mocked women for menstruation and looks called Mexicans “rapists and criminals” said that a US-born federal judge was not qualified to pass a judgment on his court case because of his Mexican ethnicity contended that the father of his nearest party rival Ted Cruz had something to do with the assassination of John F Kennedy suggested that Hillary Clinton was involved in the death of Vince Foster a deputy White House counsel during her husband’s presidency and hinted that President Obama prefers Islam over national interest An unfiltered crudeness unflaggingly purveyed appears to be his hallmark It makes him say the Republican elite unfit for the highest office The policy disputes are equally serious In recent decades the Republican party has been conservative on culture and economics and muscular on defence and foreign policy Trump’s lack of support for traditional family values and his opposition to free trade and to cuts in welfare entitlements singles him out as ideologically far apart His foreign policy ideas are also unconventional He believes he can “do deals with Putin” (and others) and enhance the quality of American foreign policy Why then is Trump such a darling of the party base Surveys show that an unrestrained viscerality is not unpopular with a lot of people But more importantly Trump is tapping into two larger underpinnings of voter behaviour: Economic anxiety and ethnic prejudice Globalisation has struck the American economy in a paradoxical way Goods are cheaper than before but a large proportion of jobs from the manufacturing sector has gone to China Those affected by job losses not only want cheaper goods but also stable employment The old jobs however will not return for automation is also proceeding at a rapid pace Re-skilling for a new economic life will be necessary but such transitions take time Trump’s attacks on China’s “predatory trade practices” and his constant assertion that import tariffs would protect American jobs have found a substantial constituency This is not necessarily a working class issue Data show that the median family income of Trump supporters is higher than that of Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters The mounting economic anxiety is a function of the uncertainties accompanying globalisation in the work place They afflict middle classes too The second argument based on ethnic prejudice may well be stronger than the economic anxiety It has taken two forms: Anti-Muslim and anti-Latino Trump’s anti-Muslim proposals started with a temporary ban on Muslim immigration By the time the recent Orlando mass shootings took place he was suggesting surveillance of mosques profiling of Muslims for security and punitive measures for the community for not informing the police about the activities of potential terrorists Historically speaking this argument is not qualitatively new In 1882 the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed aimed at restricting Chinese immigration to the US And Japanese Americans were interned during the Second World War for security reasons Internment is a form of extreme surveillance But in 1965 all ethnic or national quotas in immigration were scrapped and in 1988 the US officially apologised to Japanese Americans for the internment America has moved on Numbering only 3 million Muslims are not an electoral force in the US The consequences of Trump’s Muslim policy will thus primarily be felt in foreign policy It is his anti-Latino argument that is internally explosive Americans of Latin descent originally migrants from South and Central America are the largest ethnic minority of the US today Roughly 18 per cent of the population they are demographically larger than the African Americans (12 per cent) Moreover by 2044 every fourth American will be Latino In comparison America was 83 per cent white in 1970; it will be 49 per cent white in 2044 In an important new book White Backlash Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan Hajnal argue that in political significance the Latino question is fast replacing the African American question in the US Moreover “well over half of white Americans feel that immigrants are a burden on the nation a slight majority think that Latinos add to the crime problem and about half believe that they take jobs away from Americans” It is this new ethnic turn in politics that Trump is tapping into That is why he has not made strong anti-black arguments The chances are that Trump will lose If he does not American politics will regress to a past the nation had left behind The big difference of course is that America was not such an enormous world power at that time The US is watched more closely now and what it does will have bigger global implications The writer is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences at Brown University where he also directs the India Initiative at the Watson Institute For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Vishnu Varma | New Delhi | Updated: April 16 2015 10:44 am CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat Related News The 2014 parliamentary election results were historic in many ways For the first time a single party managed to get a majority in the Lok Sabha after 30 years India finally had a prime minister who was born after independence But more than anything the most telling part is that the results were an instinctive barometer on how India’s political landscape has shifted Apart from the fortunes of the Congress and the BJP the results pointed to how badly India’s ‘mythical’ third front parties fared In the face of a resurgent BJP led by a leader whoeffectively milked the grievances of the Indian public parties such as the Left Samajwadi Party RJD JD(U) were reduced to nothing in their respective state strongholds Where is it that they went wrong That brings us to the developments this week Almost a year after the landmark elections two significant and politically important events are in order On one hand we have the CPI(M) holding its 21st congress where it is in search of a leader that will bring it back to its ‘acche din’ (good days) On the other we have six Janata Parivar parties coming together on a single platform announcing to take on the mighty BJP For both the political coalitions (if I could call them that) this is a week of reckoning At a time when the Congress has hit rock-bottom the country is in need of an effective opposition to rise from the ashes and challenge the ruling government on key issues such as land acquisition It is true that none of these ‘third-front’ parties have any numerical strength in the Lok Sabha but they can certainly be a compelling gatekeeper in the upper house and take on the government when needed But these things are easier said than done The entry to the CPM’s 21st Congress in Vishakapatnam For the Left the inability to draw large crowds to its rallies absence of a dynamic social media campaign lack of charismatic leaders is telling If political pundits are to be believed it has effectively handed over the opposition space in West Bengal to the BJP — a state in which it ran an uninterrupted regime for 34 years A draft political organisational report not yet made public reveals that the party has accepted that it is not being able to attract youth that its mass base is rapidly shrinking and that its leadership in several states are showing reluctance in raising issues of socially oppressed sections Attempts to stay relevant are churning within the party Are Sitaram Yechury or S Ramachandran Pillai the answers to the party’s troubling leadership crisis At this juncture the party needs to think right elect a leader who can show the way and find ways to return to its core voter base The leaders of the Janata Parivar For the Janata Parivar — a supposed merger of parties including the Samajwadi Party Janata Dal (U) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Janata Dal (S) — the prospects might be better but the stakes are higher More than the love to come together on a single platform their aims are bound by a single thread: decimate the BJP While Bihar will go to polls this year UP will face election heat in 2017 — two states that BJP chief Amit Shah has an eye on So it is pertinent for the Janata Parivar to get their basics right rise above any possible internal rebellion and launch a full-frontal attack The battle would be interesting in Bihar infamous for its caste politics and the future course of leadership if the Janata Parivar would indeed emerge to win The paramount question lingers: who will be the CM Nitish who swiftly ran into the arms of his one-time arch-rival Lalu Yadav after the acrimonious split with BJP has the distinct upper-edge but Lalu can never be undermined When they announce the merger (likely in the days to come) things might look hunky-dory but a closer look at seat allocation and campaign strategies could cut open the fissures Whatever happens India’s political landscape is sure to witness an exciting and interesting period Howand whether the ‘mythical’ third front will re-energize time will tell (PS: At the time this article was first published the Janata Parivar merger had not been announced) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: June 2 2017 3:27 am Top News AT LOGGERHEADS with the railway administration once again the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now demanded audit reports of funds given to the former for de-silting of drainage nullahs on land owned by the railways The BMC’s storm water drains (SWD) department claims that though funds have been provided to the Railways annually for the past two decades the civic body is yet to receive accounts of this expenditure As per the BMC’s records since 2015 the SWD department has paid at least Rs 12 crore to the Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) administrations for de-silting work alone but is still waiting for an audit of the funds While the BMC paid at least Rs 305 crore in 2015-16 for de-silting it paid Rs 463 crore in 2016-17 and Rs 416 crore this year Civic officials said the BMC pays the amount to the Railways for the annual cleaning of the nullahs on Railway property which include 185 local flooding spots and 55 chronic flooding spots along with 117 culverts SWD officials added that apart from failing to submit an audit report despite several reminders sent every year the Railways has been unable to complete the de-silting work as well “For about 20 years the Railways have submitted an estimate of the amount of funds they need for the maintenance of the nullahs and we make a provision in the budget and deposit the amount by April However till date they have never given us any account of the expenses made with the funds we have given them” said Chief Engineer (SWD department) Laxman Vhatkar Apart from the de-silting work the BMC also pays the Railways a portion of project expenses for work such as widening of certain drains Records indicate that the BMC has been paying the Railways since as early as 1996 sums amounting to over Rs 41 crore Among the more substantial deposits the BMC has paid Rs 3159 crore for the augmentation of a culvert and nullah near Tilak Nagar station In their letters to both CR and WR the BMC has requested that the work be expedited and stated that “the works have not been executed by Railways and nothing is heard till date” Civic officials complained that Railway officials don’t cooperate with the BMC “They don’t allow us to enter since it will interfere with their daily activities and they don’t take up the work themselves either The nullahs which are a part of their land are always clogged with silt and garbage commuters throw from trains If it is not cleaned regularly the tracks are bound to get submerged by heavy rains” said an official Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has now asked for a consolidated report of the expenditure made with the BMC funds Mehta said “We had a detailed discussion about the submission of expenditure accounts As both the parties are public bodies it is in the interest of financial prudence that records be made public to each other” While A K Jain senior Public Relations Officer of CR denied the BMC’s allegations and simply said that the Railways doesn’t carry out any work without keeping an account of the expenses made Ravindra Bhakar chief public relations officer of the WR said that they are preparing a consolidated report of the accounts “We have been sending details of our expenditures to the BMC every year We take up the de-silting work and we also conduct joint inspections with the BMC officials before the monsoon We have received a request from the BMC to provide a consolidated report of 10-15 years and we will submit it within a week’s time” he said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 23 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India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General K J Ramesh said the deep depression would help in the advancement of monsoon over Kerala and northeast India.