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we have tamed inflation. the militants have the blessings of the highest authorities of Pakistan Army, who missed the start of the current domestic season with an ankle injury, he said earlier the government had proposed a metro service in the Thane city- Teen Haat Naka- Kaapurbavdi- Ghodbunder road sector and had hired firm Consulting Engineering Services (CES) to prepare a project report including its economical feasibility. In Pune,false? It is important to note here that no other law has provisions to penalise the complainant if her accusations are not proved Provisions for compensation and the redressal of grievances also need to be revised Section 15 of the billfor instanceshould delineate the procedure and fix responsibility for compensation The fine of Rs 50000mentioned in Section 26is too paltry The amount fined must be commensurate with the net worth of the company A new section should be added to the bill to ensure that employers cover damages if the complainant has lost her job or been denied promotion because of harassment The bill should also ensure that the complainant is not pressured into conciliation with the employers and forced to withdraw charges Howevercases of sexual harassment reported to the complaints committee at the workplace may be addressed through non-formal meanssuch as warnings to the accused or discussions between complainant and harasser The scope of the billin terms of the workplaces it coversshould also be discussed further While the demand for the inclusion of domestic workers has been acceptedthe bill leaves out agricultural workerswho form a large part of the unorganised sector Women working in fisheries and forests as well as those employed in construction sitesstations and trains must be brought within the purview of the bill Women employees in the armed forces should also be covered There are other flaws For instanceSection 9 (1) says that the complaint must be made within three months of the offence But research reveals that the social stigma faced by victims of sexual harassment and the fear of negative repercussions on their jobs make women hesitant to complain If and when they do manage to pluck up the courage to complainthe stipulated time period might already be over The bill should also have a section to protect women from the possible repercussions of making a complaint After allit is not uncommon for an employer to retaliate by terminating the complainants contracteffecting a forced transfer or denying promotion FinallySection 16 of the bill prohibits revealing the identity of the accusedeven if he is found guilty of sexual harassment This is warped logicand appears to be an attempt to shield the men who are guilty of harassment in the workplace Much remains to be done to achieve justice for women affected by sexual harassmentand to prevent the offence in the first place The Supreme Courts Vishaka judgment of 1997and other judgments following ithave laid a strong foundation for prosecuting the offence Howeverchange must start at the individual level gender equality and human rights must be respected by each one of us The writer is a research scholar at the Tata Institute of Social [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 9 2017 3:39 pm Stephen David says having access to Playboy’s resources and personal archives of Hugh Hefner for the series helped them understand the media personality’s life Top News Stephen David who has produced a new mini-series on Hugh Hefner’s life hopes to highlight the Playboy founder’s contribution to the American cultural landscape David says working on American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story available on Amazon Prime Video was a dream come true as it gave him a chance to explore the media mogul’s lesser known side “You really can’t overstate how much Hef did for bringing sexuality into the mainstream Before Playboy sex was something that you just didn’t talk about “America was a very repressive place after World War II and Hef was a huge part of breaking down those societal stigmas and barriers Without Hef and Playboy there wouldn’t have been a sexual revolution” David told PTI in an interview from New York The producer however believes that Hefner has been equally serious about a number of social issues concerning race gender and freedom of speech “Our hope is that the series will prompt people to really re-examine Hef’s life and grasp a better understanding of the many social causes he championed and often led the charge on But there’s no question that Playboy has made its mark on the cultural landscape” The producer says having access to Playboy’s resources and Hefner’s personal archives for the series helped them understand the media personality’s life “The game changer for us on this project was having the unprecedented access to Playboy’s resources and Hef’s personal archives Being able to tap into this never-seen-before material really elevated things for us” Stephen says despite Hefner’s involvement in the project the series will be an objective portrayal Also read: Playboy has not lost its relevance: Cooper Hefner “I think people will realise what we came to realise very early on in this project – Hef is very self-aware and he’s able to look back on his life with incredible recall and a certain amount of objectivity” he says He believes they got lucky with the casting of Matt Whelan as he bears a close resemblance to young Hefner “Hef was a big part of the casting decision When we found Matt Whelan everyone was just blown away – in addition to being a great actor Matt just looks so much like a young Hef “When Hef saw the casting tape he had the same reaction we had We all knew that Matt was our guy” he says For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 25 2017 5:33 am Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File Photo) Top News SEEKING COMPLETION of construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal by the Centre at the earliest an all-party delegation of Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi on Friday Rajnath Singh told the delegation that further action on the construction of the canal would be taken after seeking the legal opinion of the Attorney General of India Indian National Lok Dal leaders also met Rajnath Singh but dissociated themselves from the all-party delegation and submitted a separate memorandum to the home minister Several Haryana Cabinet ministers leaders of Congress BSP and Independent MLAs were part of the delegation They submitted a charter for getting SYL constructed by the central government at the earliest Addressing the media after the meeting the Haryana CM said they told the Home Minister that the Supreme Court had given the verdict in favour of Haryana “Getting water from SYL is Haryana’s right The share was decided during reorganisation We requested the Home Minister to ensure that the construction of the canal is completed at the earliest The SC has delivered its verdict in favour of Haryana and the responsibility for getting the canal constructed rested with the Centre The Home Minister has assured that he would seek the opinion of Attorney General in the matter and then proceed further” said Khattar Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij tweeted that after the meeting of the all-party delegation with Rajnath Singh there is hope that Haryana would get SYL water soon The leaders raised the issue that their meeting with PM Modi should be fixed so that they could take up the issue with him For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Published: March 30 2015 12:10 am A new sense of vulnerability is driving the effort to reunify the two Maoist parties Related News The Maoist forces that joined the peace process in April 2006 have split five times so far but no faction has gone back to the “capture power by the gun” campaign Two weeks ago the two key groupings — the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) headed by Prachanda and the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) headed by Mohan Baidya Kiran — inched closer to reunification almost three years after the UCPN-M split Baidya’s group had called the parent party and its leadership “revisionists” when they broke away in June 2012 What triggered the divorce was Prachanda and Baburam Bhattarai’s decision to integrate the one-time insurgents — the “Peoples Liberation Army” — with the national army as well as rewriting their worldview to call India a trustworthy ally and not “a hegemonic and enemy country” any more This however was only expected since India had facilitated the Maoists’ entry to the peace process and their central role post-insurgency Subsequently the CPN-M boycotted the general elections in November 2013 Politically it not only failed to build a powerful organisation but also suffered a further split The sudden and apparent seriousness of the bid for reunification does not however guarantee a more credible face for the revolutionaries of yesteryears Rather it exposes the vulnerabilities and diluted credibility of the Maoists in the country — especially after the drubbing they got in the last general elections The Baidya faction appears more vulnerable as its more militant cadres deserted the party to join the newest front while those Maoists who had tasted power or harboured ambition had stayed with Prachanda How will this unity bid address complications like the perception of India It should be noted that all Maoist groups except the UCPN-M are reduced to non-entities in Nepal’s politics And even the UCPN-M has failed to bring the ruling coalition of the Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) around on issues like ethnicity-based federalism in the future constitution The Supreme Court’s recent judgment that there can be no general amnesty for heinous crimes or gross violation of human rights during the insurgency has severely demoralised the Maoists The judgment precludes their preconditions for agreeing to the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and one on disappearance which they had pledged to constitute more than eight years ago Not a single Maoist leader especially at the top is free of such allegations Prachanda has all along been party chief Bhattarai has headed the “people’s government” and together the two are seen as responsible for the executions of “class enemies” Hundreds of cases against Maoist leaders and cadres were withdrawn when both Prachanda and Bhattarai were prime minister But that executive decision will not come in the way of the two commissions Also the court’s verdict curbs the possible withdrawal of cases on the TRC’s recommendations A serving army colonel on UN deputation was arrested by the British 15 months ago on charges of torturing detainees during Nepal’s conflict The UK has declined Kathmandu’s pleas to return him for trial at home and the UN has refused him immunity Such incidents are scaring Maoist leaders too The court’s verdict has now made Maoists ministers and former PMs equally vulnerable Feeling vulnerable Maoists’ choices are limited — either stand united and resist possible future trials or relaunch the insurgency The Maoists may have exhausted their energy but it’s needless to say that the costs of the latter option will be enormous for Nepal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Published: August 20 2017 1:55 am Badal with Harmail Singh in Killianwali village (Express Photo by Raakhi Jagga) Top News IT IS 830 am Saturday and 70-year-old Harmail Singh is busy getting the chairs and a “special’ sofa arranged in the verandah of his house He has also bought mineral water bottles Soon a security team arrives checks the sofa and other arrangements A policeman had been standing vigil outside his house for hours already Harmail Singh is preparing for a visit by former CM Parkash Singh Badal who is coming to condole the death of Harmail’s 90-year-old mother Hamir Kaur who died on July 28 After visiting his home Badal will make four other condolence visits in the same village Known for devising the sangat darshan to connect with people by visiting villages holding meetings where he would both listen to grievances and hand out cash for pre-approved projects Badal now out of office and unable to dispense largesse appears to have substituted sangat darshans with condolence visits The former CM tours his constituency once a week or every 10 days to condole with families where deaths have taken place Village sarpanches or other local leaders keep giving information about the deaths or births in villages to the former CM and accordingly a list is made Normally pro-Akali or neutral families are chosen to be visited say supporters On Saturday apart from the five in this village he made seven other condolence visits in villages Ghumiara and Lambi Talking with The Indian Express Badal said “I cannot tour the whole state and meet each and every family but I try to stay in touch with my constituency people by being part of their sorrows and happiness I am in touch with them unlike the new CM Amarinder Singh who hardly visits the state” And unlike at the sangat darshans which were carefully choreographed and managed by the Akali sarpanch of the village the condolence visit is a means to meet a more diverse set of people His tour programme details that among the families he will meet today four families are from a backward class and three from the scheduled caste “We have been told that the former CM will come by am so we are all ready” said Harmail a farmer who owns 30 acres of land He has enough resources to host a former chief minister and all the arrangements are crammed in his large verandah Though Badal is known for being punctual he is behind schedule on Saturday His first stop after leaving his house in Badal village was village Ghumiara village where he condoled with four backward class families The former CM’s vehicle drove into Harnail’s house around 945 am while his caravan of about 15 other vehicles along with supporters are parked in the lane As he settles on the sofa he says: “Main taan afsos karan aaya si ( I had come to condole) ” Both the former and present sarpanch of the village were present A few villagers who had also trooped in to Harmail’s house started complaining of poor sewer facilities broken roads while a farmer complained of notice sent by bank for non-payment of loan As the CM rose to leave after spending a minute condoling with Harnail Badal’s supporters told the villagers that they would get the problems resolved and the motorcade moved to the house of Labh Singh whose 90-year-old mother Rampiyari had died on August 3 Labh Singh is a scheduled caste as the tour programme made clear Badal spent a minute in his kachcha house Labh Singh had arranged a white tent in the verandah After Badal left he said: “My son had also died last year he condoled both the deaths” His son Jaswinder Singh said “No doubt we were never able to meet him like the 10 years when he was CM but such a great leader coming to our house is a big thing for us” Next Badal went on to the house of Jeewan Singh who was killed in an accident and rounded off his tour of the village with a visit to the house of Murti Kaur who was married in Gidderbaha and died after giving birth to a girl child This scheduled caste family had a small kachcha with one room and a verandah However the family went out of its way to arrange a sofa fans chairs and tent on the street outside their home “I took sofa fans chairs etc from nearby neighbours and relatives as I don’t have such things at my home Entrance to the house is narrow so we were asked to arrange things in the street itself” says Iqbal Kaur Murti’s mother As Badal condoled with the family Preetam Singh uncle of Murti Kaur said “I have been associated with your party since long I worked for the SC wing” A villager said Badal was more “available” these days Another villager said “We have no issues with Badal Sahib but his workers were the ones who never allowed us to meet him Earlier he used to meet only the main workers of the villages and the party paid well for this in Vidhan Sabha Now he is meeting the masses to be one among them” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by S Akbar Zaidi | Published: April 17 2012 1:36 am Related News India and Pakistan move forward with new trade initiatives In an extraordinarily generous movethe Indian government issued a few hundred visas and opened its bordersinviting many Pakistani businesspeople and entrepreneurs to display their goods and to meet potential buyers and business partners in Delhi over the past weekend This was the largest Pakistani exhibition in India everand the move was reminiscent of days prior to November 2008when it seemed that the governments of both Pakistan and India were moving towards a differentperhaps even interlinkedfuture The granting of visasalways of major concern to Pakistani businesspeople and other visitorswas just the beginning Little did one expect the gestures following the Lifestyle Pakistan trade fairwhich newspapers in Pakistan unanimously called making major strides, her husband, This caused alarm bells to start ringing in the ears of the international aluminum industry and soon powerful foreign NGOs appeared in Kalahandi to stop the project. taking the last four points. Ajax are second in the Eredivisie and came from behind to draw 1-1 against Twente on Saturday with Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scoring in the second half.

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taking us to the brink of war in 2011-12. 46-year-old Moosa will also be at the helm of affairs for the newly formed BFC reserve side, East Bengal.