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Both Murray and Federer aim to preserve the iron grip of the sport’s ‘Big Four’ on Wimbledon which has endured since 2003.he will not be spared, Deven Bharti Addl CP (Crime) said Sourceshoweverclaimed that enough incriminating circumstances had been found to indict Shindeand that he would be suspended next week Previous allegations of an alleged nexus with the underworld would also carry weight in the decision on his suspensionsaid officers According to a top Mumbai Police officerShinde was probed for links with deported gangster Abu Salem following the kidnapping of Milton Plastics managing director Chiranjeev Vaghani from near his residence in Malabar Hill in February 2000 For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWhite House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe | Reuters World Reuters Aug 19 2017 01:16:51 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Aug 19 2017 01:16 AM | Updated Date: Aug 19 2017 01:16 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See London: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has defended club chairman Daniel Levy’s famously patient approach to transfer dealings Amid extravagant spending by their rivals Spurs waited until last week to make their first signing paying Ajax a club-record 42 million ($544 million 452 million) for centre-back Davinson Sanchez Harry Kane with Tottenham Hotspur manager AFP A deal for Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier meanwhile only began to fall into place on Wednesday the day before Thursday’s transfer deadline "Daniel likes to do it on the last day to get the best deal but we just have to wait and see" said Kane whose side finished second behind Chelsea in the Premier League last season "Daniel is a great businessman He knows what he wants He’s been around for a long time He’s great for our club "The way he runs the club the new training ground the new stadium — he does what he wants to do "Some chairmen are different But he does what he does and feels it’s the best way to help out the team" While Spurs kept their powder dry huge sums of money were changing hands between other European clubs in a transfer maelstrom that Kane describes as "crazy" Neymar’s 222 million move from Barcelona to PSG has reset the bar in terms of player valuations but Kane says the transfer frenzy has not moved him to consider what his own worth might be August aversion "Sometimes my mates say ‘I wonder what you’d be worth’ but that’s not something that’s on my mind" said the 24-year-old "If I was someone thinking about moving then of course I’d think about that but as you know I’m fully committed to Spurs in the future" One Spurs player who seems preoccupied with his value is left-back Danny Rose who had to issue an apology earlier this month after suggesting in a newspaper interview that his wages did not reflect his worth Kane was reluctant to be drawn on the matter although he did suggest Rose who is currently injured would be best served by getting his head down and doing his talking on the pitch "It is what it is" Kane told reporters at England’s training base in Burton-on-Trent central England this week "He said what he said but he now just needs to concentrate on getting himself fit and helping us again at Spurs" Kane checked in at England’s St George’s Park headquarters after once again failing to end his peculiar record of having never scored a Premier League goal in August But with 65 league goals to his name over the past three campaigns he says he has not lost sleep over it "You guys know that I won’t be too worried about that" said Kane who is expected to start for England in Friday’s World Cup qualifier away to Malta "I’ve had two very good seasons without scoring in August before so I just need to keep my head down and work hard because I know the goals will come" Written by Amrita Johri Anjali Bhardwaj | Updated: August 13 2015 6:07 am The whistleblower protection act Act which received the president’s assent in May 2014 aims to encourage whistleblowing by providing mechanisms to protect whistleblowers and safeguard them from victimisation Related News With suspicious attacks on whistleblowers the Vyapam scam has highlighted the vulnerability of those who show truth to power The string of corruption scandals that have surfaced in the last three months have established what many believe — in a country the size and diversity of India it is impossible for a centralised mechanism to control corruption to succeed The “na khaunga na khane dunga” mantra based on a Big Brother approach with some high offices keeping a watch on the activities of all others cannot be relied upon to effectively contain the malaise of corruption Unless proper institutions and systems are put in place to empower those who expose wro-ngdoing by offering them protection and ensuring that their complaints are effecti-vely investigated and acted upon a mere change of regime will not lead to abatement in corruption Though the monsoon session of Parliament was a washout due to political parties protesting corrupt leaders there has unfortunately been little protest against the non-implementation and proposed dilution of critical anti-corruption laws passed more than a year ago — the Whistle Blowers Protection (WBP) Act 2011 and the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013 The WBP Act which received the president’s assent in May 2014 aims to encourage whistleblowing by providing mechanisms to protect whistleblowers and safeguard them from victimisation Under the law if a whistleblower is victimised she can file a complaint to the competent authority (CA) who has powers to take necessary action to prevent victimisation and issue binding orders If the WBP law was operational a whistleblower like Anand Rai in the Vyapam scam who has been recently shunted to a tribal district by the Madhya Pradesh government following a complaint filed by him to the CBI and has allegedly been receiving threats to his life could have sought redress and been afforded protection under the law Similarly the law could have provided protection to those rendering assistance in the investigation when they faced threats and attacks like the two former deans of the medical college in Jabalpur who were found dead under suspicious circumstances Under the law the CA is empowered to issue directions to the concerned government authorities including the police to provide protection Instead of promulgating effective rules to operationalise the act the government has moved an amendment in Parliament that seeks to remove the safeguards available to whistleblowers from prosecution under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) if they make a disclosure under the WBP Act The amendment also forbids disclosure of many categories of information in a whistleblower complaint like information related to the integrity security strategic scientific or economic interests of the state or information that relates to commercial confidence unless information has been obtained under the RTI If the CA receives a disclosure containing information on any of the subjects mentioned in the bill then the disclosure will not be looked into and the person making such a disclosure will also not be protected under the act The threat of stringent penalties for the violation of the OSA would deter bonafide whistleblowers from coming forward Further these amendments completely ignore the predicament of government servants who come across evidence of wrongdoing in the normal course of their work and have access to information without using the RTI The amendments render the WBP Act useless for people like Satyendra Dubey and Manjunath who blew the whistle on corruption they encountered during the course of their work The amendment has been passed by the Lok Sabha and is currently pending in the Upper House The choice of the investigating agency responsible for looking into the Vyapam scam has also been a topic of raging controversy — the Madhya Pradesh chief minister faced tremendous flak for initially not allowing the case to be investigated by the CBI It is a shame that this is happening in the backdrop of the non-implementation of the Lokpal law for over a year and a half — a law passed after a huge public outcry and which provides for independent and empowered Lokpal and Lokayuktas to investigate cases of corruption Ironically the Narendra Modi government which claims to be committed to fighting corruption has introduced a 10-page amendment in Parliament that aims to dilute provisions of the Lokpal act Currently the law requires all public servants covered under the Lokpal to declare the assets of their spouse and dependent children in addition to their own assets The proposed amendments do away with a common standard of disclosure exempting bureaucrats from disclosing assets of their spouse and children if held independently This is a blow to the anti-corruption law as illegally amassed assets are often held in the name of family members The commitment of the government and various political parties to fight corruption will be judged not by loud rhetorical claims and counter-claims of corruption but by the stand they take on these two critical laws The writers are members of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kanchan Vasdev | Patiala | Published: September 23 2017 12:59 am IG A S Rai and other police officers interact with farmers at Mehmadpur village in Patiala Friday (Source: Express Photo/Harmeet Sodhi) Related News Wiser after the Panchkula violence the Punjab government was able to prevent farmers from gheraoing CM Amarinder Singh’s private residence New Moti Bagh Palace Friday following a call given by various farmer organisations Following the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court the state government had refused permission to farmers to hold a protest in Patiala where security was stepped up Farmers leaders termed it an “over-reaction of the establishment” and rued their “peaceful protest” was not allowed The farmers including women descended on the venue on their tractor-trolleys trucks and other modes of transport at Mehmadpur grain market 14 km from district headquarters on Patiala-Sangrur road and kicked off their five-day protest against “partial” farm loan waiver against a promised “total waiver” by Amarinder in his party’s election manifesto All the entry points to the city were sealed The Punjab Police said as many as 4000 personnel were deployed in the town The venue was also guarded by policemen armed with fire tenders riot control vehicles and mobile surveillance vans Senior police officers including Patiala range IG A S Rai visited the site to review the arrangements The farmers carrying yellow and green flags had brought along utensils and stoves to cook for themselves to sustain for the next four days The district administration made arrangements for drinking water and make-shift conveniences Darshan Pal a senior leader of BKU (Dakaunda) criticised the government for preventive arrests of several farmers leaders “Why is the government so scared of innocent farmers The leaders were arrested by the police when they were asleep at their homes We are only protesting peacefully The government had promised a loan waiver and the farmers are not getting benefits At least 47 farmers have committed suicides in past one month” he said President of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ekta-Dakaunda Buta Singh said political parties did not care about the farmers but wanted to play politics on their issues The orders passed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on banning burning of paddy stubble was a cause of concern for the farmers “We are already under debt If we do not burn paddy stubble it would mean our cost of input goes up drastically Where would we go They all just pass orders” said Megha Singh a farmer from Sanaur who had come to participate in the protest along with his wife Pritam Singh another farmer said he had filled the form in which Amarinder had promised a waiver “Now they tell me they will not waive off my entire debt I owe Rs 6 six lakh to commission agents Where should I go Just see the video in which the CM is telling farmers not to pay a single paisa to the bank” he said while showing a video on his smartphone Joginder Singh leader of BKU Ugrahan demanded a bonus of Rs 200 per quintal for disposing of paddy stubble in an environment-friendly manner After the day went off peacefully the Chief Minister ordered the release of all the farmers taken into preventive detention He also constituted a three-member committee headed by senior party leader and Chairman of Mandi Board Lal Singh to hear their grievances and apprise them of the steps taken by his government regarding the promised crop loan waiver A government statement later in the day said the CM had directed the DGP and district authorities to facilitate the release of the farmers who were clearly “resorting to agitation out of sheer desperation and did not really mean to create any law and order problem” While appealing to the farmers to be patient the CM said that he had inherited a government with empty coffers but despite that steps to waive off the crop loans of the farmers had been initiated and a notification the draft of which was cleared by the cabinet two days ago would be issued soon For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Parthasarathi Biswas | Pune | Updated: February 22 2017 10:39 am Most voters said they had already decided who to vote for (Source: Sandeep Daundkar) Top News The 2017 municipal corporation elections had many first-of-its-kind initiatives by the State Election Commission to help voters exercise their franchise and provide more information to them so that they can make a studied decision Boards with details of affidavits filed by candidates — including the assets declared by them and criminal record if any — were put up outside all polling stations However the initiative didn’t seem to make much difference to voters; most of them said they had already decided who to vote for before entering the booth Surekha Jadhav a resident of Ota Scheme near Yamunanagar area of Nigdi was seen going through the information outside the booth “These figures are interesting especially details of assets” she said Watch What Else Is Making News: However when asked if these details were likely to change her mind about her chosen candidate she replied in the negative “I have already decided who to vote for and will cast my vote accordingly” said Jadhav Her friend Rakshabai Khade said they usually vote for candidates who “they can trust”; “We need to have access to our corporator Their details though interesting hardly makes any difference to us” she said However some voters did change their mind after reading the information available M S Bhagat who cast his vote at a booth in Panchavati area said “Putting up information about the assets criminal record and educational background of the candidates was a good step I and my neighbour came here to vote and we saw that one of the candidates I had thought of voting for had multiple criminal cases against him I decided not to vote for that candidate and chose another one” Dr Suhas Palshikar former professor of political science at the Savitribai Phule Pune University and director Lokniti said there are some misconceptions about both educated and uneducated voters “Even educated voters do not mind voting for candidates with criminal records if the latter help them avail basic services” he said According to Palshikar most voters opt for tactical thinking — they choose to elect the person who can help them rather than doing the right thing such as weeding out criminal elements from the system For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 22 2017 3:04 am Partha De (Source: Express Archive) Top News PARTHA DE who made headlines in 2015 after police stumbled upon the ‘house of horror’ in Kolkata in which he was living with the skeleton of his elder sister and carcasses of two pet dogs was found charred to death at his flat in Watgunj in the Port area on Tuesday Police said prima facie Partha (45) committed suicide by setting himself ablaze “His body was recovered from the bathroom of the 11th floor flat in Marlin Waves A bottle of petrol and matchsticks were found scattered inside the bathroom He was completely burnt” said a police officer Watch What Else Is Making News: Police had stumbled upon the skeletons of Partha’s unmarried sister Debjani and remains of the two dogs on June 10 2015 night while investigating the death of his father Arabinda The body of Arabinda was recovered from the bathroom of his residence in 3 Robinson Street after the police received a call about a fire Partha was found living with the skeleton of Debjani for about six months after her death due to fasting She was reportedly suffering from depression The carcasses of their two pet dogs were also found in his room Following this Partha underwent treatment at the Pavlov Hospital for the mentally ill in Kolkata He was released from the hospital the same year after they found him improving police said After being released from the hospital he stayed at a home of the Missionaries of Charity and then shifted to Watgunj in February 2016 “On Monday he had asked his caretaker Pradip Sarkar to go to Jadavpur for some work When Sarkar returned around 1145 am he found the main gate unlocked He then found that bathroom gate locked and informed the police” said Joint CP (Crime) Vishal Garg “He was already dead when we took his body out The body has been sent to SSKM Hospital for postmortem examination” said an officer Neighbours said Partha preferred to keep to himself and did not socialise He used to regularly go for morning walks but had not done so for the last week “The first time when I saw him I recalled that I had seen him in news channels Once I also asked him whether he had taken the flat on rent He nodded said ‘yes’ and left” said a neighbour on the condition of anonymity “His flat was organised unlike his Robin Street house We found two laptops one of which was plugged in one piano and two books among other things No suicide note was recovered” said a police officer Sources said Partha’s uncle Arun had also sold his property in Robinson Street and shifted “We are trying to contact him” said an officer For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top News
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