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on which the film is based, never even travelled in a train. Armaan Jain, it did not materialise.which showcased visual illusions that appear to defy the laws of nature, a few hours after Masood was arrested following a video that showed him threatening to “cut Modi into pieces, it is to be expected that the SP will also come up with new adjectives about Modi.to this election. But they are also quick to point out their unhappiness over many issues (Table 1).Even your much-vaunted Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is seen as a political stunt This has also led to a decline in your popularity (Table 2) In the last three months another 12 per cent of Delhi citizens think that your performance is not up to their expectations This is a steep fall In our connected age we lose support very quickly Technology which propelled us to power can also take votes away from us at the same speed I empathise with the challenges you face You and I have multiple demands on our time and we have to multi-task As my term as president draws to a close I think hard about what I have done for my country’s future My advice to you as someone who seeks to leave a mark on India is that your government should stick to one or for that matter two or three big policy initiatives follow them through and make sure they have the desired impact Do not micromanage Let me give you an example When I was elected president in 2008 I had to deliver on a financial crisis the withdrawal of troops from Iraq a security crisis in Afghanistan healthcare reforms climate change immigration reforms etc When I went back to voters in 2012 I had one big policy decision — the affordable healthcare act — to campaign on I recognise that this act is far from being perfect but I made sure to clear every obstacle that came in the way The healthcare reform act was not only rescued from Republican opposition in the Senate but also from judicial challenges in the Supreme Court The technical difficulties with the website (healthcaregov) in the initial period threatened the reforms Legislative loopholes in the bill have allowed states that are controlled by Republicans not to enact the law in full measure Despite these glitches the act has been described as a big step in providing better and lower cost healthcare to millions of Americans This is my legacy and I am proud of it Narendra bhai it is your prerogative to select the policy area(s) you wish to focus on The opposition and various interest groups (including in your own party) would pull you in many directions Let the performance of your party inthe Delhi election be a reminder that your government needs to switch gear from campaign mode to governance mode Leaders like you and me whoare elected on the promise of hope for the aspiring classes cannot governby politicking alone Yours truly Barack The writers are with Lokniti-CSDS Delhi and the Travers Department of Political Science University of California Berkeley US For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mohan Rao | Published: August 3 2016 12:08 am Ms X had challenged the act arguing that the 20-week limit was unreasonable arbitrary and violated her right to life and equality Top News In an important judgment on July 25 a Supreme Court Bench comprising Justice J S Khehar and Justice Arun Mishra changed the legal landscape of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of 1971 The case in question pertains to a 20 year old woman Ms X who claims to have been raped by her fiancé who went back on his promise of marriage Twenty-four weeks pregnant with a deformed foetus she had challenged the 20-week cap on the period at which a medical termination of pregnancy could be performed as per the MTP act Ms X had challenged the act arguing that the 20-week limit was unreasonable arbitrary and violated her right to life and equality Continuing the pregnancy her lawyers argued portended “grave injury to her physical and mental health” Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued that if the mother’s life is in danger “there is no time limit for conducting an abortion If you have to save a life you need to cross the limit of 20 weeks” We are not told of her reasons for delaying seeking abortion The case however raises significant issues It is of course in sharp contrast to a case in Ireland in 2013 where a woman dentist of Indian origin who had an incomplete and natural abortion was denied medical intervention to complete it The medical establishment and the legal establishment watched her die of septicaemia It is ironic that barely a year later in a national referendum Ireland voted for legal sanction to same-sex marriage Denial of reproductive rights of women apparently goes hand-in-hand with rights for the LGBT community In India of course progressive moves towards reproductive rights for women are not matched with equally progressive moves towards decriminalising same-sex relationships But the relationship between reproductive rights and LGBT rights is equally complicated in the US In 2015 in Indiana a young unmarried woman Purvi Patel was jailed for 30 years for causing abortion and also bizarrely of causing the death of her “born-alive foetus” More and more states in the US are making abortion difficult with a large number of states mandating that a woman seeking an abortion be shown an ultrasound image of her foetus before she can decide to terminate her pregnancy Women have been jailed on suspicion of having induced a termination of pregnancy when their pregnancies have terminated naturally Indiana has a foeticide law; it does not have a law that criminalises abortion The law passed under the guise of protecting pregnant women from violence is now being used to punish pregnant women seeking abortion Thirty-eight US states have passed such foeticide laws In 2015 the US Supreme Court upheld under the right to religion the right of employers not to insure their employees for contraception Access to paid contraception for women is also under threat At the same time state after state in the US and country after country around the world legalises same-sex marriages with a host of celebrity couples endorsing this Ms X’s case in India also raises questions about the eugenic basis for permitting abortion This is in fact one of the clauses of the MTP act : A woman can seek abortion if the foetus she carries is not normal This was the reason cited in the Niketa Mehta case in 2008 when it was argued that she be permitted to abort her abnormal foetus as revealed by genetic tests that could be performed only after 20 weeks of pregnancy These genetic technologies to detect foetal abnormalities did not exist when the MTP Act was passed in 1971 The medical establishment argued that the 20 week limit seriously curbed parents’ choice to access these technologies It is no secret that the Mehta case got the support of the powerful and well-heeled reproductive health and tourism industry looking forward to a rush of such genetic testing The Bombay High Court did not allow abortion in the Niketa Mehta case arguing that the MTP Act did not permit it to do so Mehta subsequently had a still birth The recent Supreme Court judgment therefore promises precisely this bonanza for the industry In recent years of course the eugenic basis for abortion has been questioned by disability rights activists They came together with the Hindu right-wing anti-abortion lobby in the Chandigarh Nari Niketan case in 2012 challenging the Chandigarh High Court judgment to permit a mentally challenged young woman sexually abused in the Nari Niketan home to abort The Supreme Court overruled the high court and suggested that the young woman be permitted to give birth because she was otherwise healthy In this case the Supreme Court regrettably converted a woman into a birth-machine The child delivered was put up for adoption It must be borne in mind that — as scholars have argued — the MTP Act was passed not to enhance women’s rights but primarily for purposes of population control It is worth noting that there was hardly a voice of dissent then The lone voice of dissent was the then Shankaracharya of Puri a known RSS supporter who argued that Hindu women would disproportionately utilise abortion facilities thus contributing to the Muslim rates of population growth No one then took him seriously Today however when Hindutva is all powerful these are not voices in the wilderness There is an anti-abortion movement in India imitative of that in the US and women’s reproductive rights stand threatened here too Extending the date for abortion strengthens the armoury of these anti-abortion activists who will scream foeticide It also raises concerns among doctors who are for abortion but do not want the period extended lest they commit and be accused of foeticide Thus while the Supreme Court judgment has brought relief to Ms X it has also raised several disturbing questions The writer is professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health Jawaharlal Nehru University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mohali | Published: February 22 2017 5:48 am Secretary of DLSA with the women at Prabh Asra Ashram in Kurali Express Photo Top News Two Assamese women who mistakenly came to Punjab around two months ago were reunited with their families by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Both the women had been in the care of Prabh Asra Ashram in Kurali After being informed about the two women the Districts and Sessions Judge Archna Puri directed the DLSA to locate the addresses of both the women and reunite them with their families following which a team led by DLSA Secretary Monica Lambha traced both their families Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline Lambha said that the women identified as Amia Dass (45) and Morzina Begum (32) somehow came to Mohali She said that Morzina was found by Sohana police while she was roaming in the area and she was taken to Prabh Asra Ashram at Kurali in November while Amia was also found by the local police and was taken to Prabh Asra where both the women have been undergoing treatment for depression Watch What Else Is Making News “They could not tell us how they came here their doctors told us that they both were under depression they got the proper treatment and were doing well when they were sent to Assam” Lambha said She further said that she along with her team contacted the Assamese government authorities following which they found that Amia belongs to the Shiv Sagar district while Morzine belongs to Nagaon district in Assam She added that both the women have children and that their families lost all hope after they disappeared Lambha also added that when they contacted the family members of Amia they told them the local police in Assam did not help them and delayed in lodging missing persons’ complaints She said that Morzina was married in 2002 and she has two children Amia also has two children She added that both Amia and Morzina could not understand the language due to which they were not able to communicate with the locals A man who also lives in Prabh Asra Ashram then helped the women to communicate as he knew the Assamese language For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Namrata Zakaria | Updated: June 21 2014 8:16 am Related News Haveyou noticed Indian advertising is suddenly becoming the social chronicler to supersede all social chroniclers Only a few months ago it made all the right noises with Gauri Shinde’s oh-so-subtle TVC for Tanishq jewellery themed around the bride’s remarriage Now Bombay Dyeing is enjoying its place in the sun with its “Change is Beautiful” advertisement A father and daughterare shopping for bedsheets as Pop checks out a lady in the store The daughter suggests dad buy a more colourful bedsheet “You’ve only gotten divorced not sainthood [sic]” she says Not so subtle for sure But it is time Indians redefined their approach to divorce Or are they already doing it One of the most high-profile divorces lately is that of Hrithik Roshan and his wife of a decade and a half Suzanne Theirs was an ideal Bollywood-style romance: first love glitzy wedding two gorgeous kids and nothing that could ever go wrong The news of their separation and divorce came as a bolt out of darkness Actors don’t divorce superstars certainly not I remember reading an interview about a yesteryear hero who had walked out on his wife and daughters When his girls did good he tried to portray a happy-family picture once again “At least I didn’t divorce her” he stated Nevermind that he abandoned his wife and kids and left them penniless at least she had the dignity of still being his wife I couldn’t see anything right about a man not giving a woman her legitimate freedom and financial maintenance The reason the Roshans’ annulment is so special is because it quite literally is a “conscious uncoupling” Besides the two families and a tight inner circle of friends no one knows what went wrong The two separated and a few months later had the Bandra Family Court open half hour early to sign their mutual consent terms No one knows who gets what It is no one’s business but the couple’s and they are bent on maintaining reciprocal respectand privacy With an increasing number of Indians divorcing each year (some statistics show they rise by up to 50 per cent every year) this is one relationship status update that is getting harder to ignore Of course the breakdown of a marriage is extremely painful with longlasting emotional and financial ramifications for both But the social ostracism that goes with being called a “divorcee” in India is actually worse Moreover a divorce battle is a long and complicated legal minefield in Indian courts Allegations against each other are a must do alimony amounts are often laughable If one has ever hung about a family court stories of anger betrayal harassment and even suicide abound The West has found a unique way to celebrate annulments Either one of a couple celebrates with a “divorce party” where friends are invited to cheer the person on Even if the separation was a bitter one this sounds cold-hearted It is almost as if one is glad to be rid of the other But if the idea is how to get divorced and not curl up and die it does deserve due credit When filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin announced their separation a few months ago the tabloids went yellower insisting he was having an affair with one of his female actors However Koechlin put a quick lid on those rumours smiling and posing with her at the next paparazzi-filled party To borrowfrom Salman Rushdie marriages don’t fail they simply run their course Kashyap and Koechlin are still taking some time off from eachother and don’t seem in a hurry to make up yet A Mumbai tabloid reported recently that Dostana director Tarun Mansukhani had filed for divorce due to ugly spats between him and his wife Mansukhani among a new breed of mainstream envelope-pushers responded with this message on his social media page: “Yes my wife and I have parted ways However contrary to the journalist’s source our fights have never been ugly Far from it in fact She has been my closest and best friend for 23 years and continues to be so today… Thank you Karuna for having been and continuing to be such a wonderful part of my life” Mansukhani concluded with a gorgeous picture of the two snuggling in happier times It may at first seem that modern India thinks marriage is fickle and divorce is easy It may appear as if relationships can come off like an old pair of shoes when the feet want something shiny and new But it is hard to ignore that almost all of us know at least one couple that’s headed to the courts The only wondrous flipside to this is the grace both partners accord to each other It really is time to give divorce its due dignity It is time to ensure that children if any come first That finances are equally distributed That pain and anger give way to reason and practicality That divorce is nota bad word but an option that is available if all else has failed Zakaria writes on fashion and luxury For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsHyderabad: BJP president Amit Shah will visit Hyderabad during the second week of August and hold consultations with party leaders from Telangana on strengthening the organisation BJP President Amit Shah Reuters Shah would directly interact with the heads of village units of the party during his two-day visit; dates of which will be finalised in a couple of days Telangana unit BJP president G Kishan Reddy told reporters here today "BJP in Telangana would get a proper direction and guidance during the visit" Reddy said Reddy said that he recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi with a request to set up an AIIMS-like institution in Telangana and got positive response on the demand Referring to tennis star Sania Mirza being appointed as the brand ambassador of Telangana by the KCR government Reddy alleged that the state government has money to pay her but the maintenance expenses of over 50 sports associations have not been paid for long "Over 50 sports associations are to be paid Rs 90 lakh to run their offices That is not done But Sania Mirza is given Rs one crore We are not against Sania Mirza Our objection is on making her ambassador She is a good sportsperson We support her But they should have deliberated on making her (brand) ambassador They did it in haste That is our allegation" he said Reddy further said that TRS government in Telangana should immediately look into problems of various sections like farmers unemployed youth beneficiaries of LPG cylinders disbursal scheme and applicants for Chief Minister’s relief fund PTI New Delhi: Union minister Manish Tewari will not contest Lok Sabha polls and his Ludhiana seat in Punjab has been given to Ravneet Singh Bittu a grandson of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh This brings to an end the speculation over Tewari’s candidature who was reporting sick and is understood to have expressed his unwillingness to contest from Ludhiana on this ground Manish Tewari PTI There was speculation that Tewari wanted to shift to Chandigarh seat however former Union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was renominated Bittu the sitting MP from Anandpur Sahib was not keen on contesting from his seat from where the party fielded AICC general secretary Ambika Soni Jalandhar MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee has been fielded from Hoshiarpur while Santokh Singh Choudhary has been fielded from Jalandhar With this Tewari joins the league of a number of senior party leaders who are not in fray this time P Chidambaram A K Antony G K Vasan and Jayanti Natarajan are some of them PTIaccepting money.