The brutal torture and death of a father and son in custody in Tamil Nadu brings the issue of police impunity to the fore once again. The deaths were not caused by bullets, which might have been less painful, but by organ damage that shows how merciless the policemen were. The victims were dragged to the police station for a non violent crime a civil offence of keeping the shop open longer than allowed very similar to the George Floyd case in America. But where is India s Floyd moment?Earlier this week, the Maharashtra government reinstated four policemen accused in the custodial death of Khwaja Yunus in 2003. Yunus s mother has filed a contempt of court petition since a suspension done by a court order cannot be legally revoked by the government. Her son, an IT engineer, was taken by the police and never returned. She could not even see his dead body.
On 3 June, Sudanese people s hopes for a peaceful transition to a government of their choice were crushed mercilessly.What should have been joyful Eid celebrations turned out to be a nightmare of unexplainable proportions.
The biggest democratic election in the history of the world has concluded, and Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi has been given a second five year term by voters. Since the time when Jawaharlal Nehru, riding on the aura of Mahatma Gandhi, whose chosen candidate for the most important job in India he was, ruled hearts across the country for about fifteen years before the 1962 war with China created waves of disillusionment with his performance in office. Before that, Nehru was given a sheaf of blank cheques on policy by the people of India. Although much of his party wanted to nourish a strong private sector, especially C. Rajagopalachari and Sardar Patel, the first Prime Minister of the Republic of India moved the country in the same direction the Soviet Union had taken after 1917. The commanding heights of the economy were reserved for the public sector, and as a consequence, Korean and Japanese companies (not to mention several others) rapidly outstripped their Indian peers as a consequence of the severe constraints that were placed on their growth. Indeed, under the Industrial Development and Regulation Act enacted by his daughter Indira Gandhi, it became a criminal act for a company to produce beyond its registered capacity. Efficiency and the economies of scale created by size became taboo. Small wonder that India became known for products such as the Hindustan Motors Ambassador, a copy of a UK car that had lapsed into unpopularity in its home country. All that changed in the Mark II model seemed to be the grille, while there was a saying that the only part of many cars that did not make any noise was the horn. Taxes rose and rose and rose, touching a marginal rate of 97%, again under Indira Gandhi, who chose a youthful and very loyal and socialistic Pranab Mukherjee to be her Finance Minister. Economist Raj Krishna termed the growth rate under the years of Nehruvian economic policies as the Hindu Rate of Growth (of about 2%), but it should more properly have been called the Nehru Rate of Growth . In foreign policy, Nehru took an idealistic stance, refusing for example to accept the offer of the Ranas to secede to India, or the Sultan of Oman to take control of Gwadar, or the US offer to replace China with India as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. Later, the Soviet Union suggested that a sixth permanent UNSC seat could be decided upon, that could get filled by India. Again, the offer was turned down. Although more than 270, 000 Hindus were killed by mobs in East Pakistan throughout 1951, Nehru chose to keep silent, so as to avoid provoking the anger of the genocidal leadership of Pakistan.Despite such a legacy, history books almost glow in the dark with chapters on the genius of Nehru and his successor s successor, Indira Gandhi. Roads, bridges, schools, colleges, hospitals and multiple other structures and institutions are named after the family. It is therefore small wonder that there may be a sense of entitlement and privilege in some of the descendants of Motilal Nehru, who ensured (again through the Mahatma) that Jawaharlal took over as All India Congress Committee President. Neither Lal Bahadur Shastri or P.V. Narasimha Rao were blind followers of Nehruvian policies, and both paid for such effrontery by being sharply attacked, in the case of Shastri by Vijaylakshmi Pandit (sister of Nehru) publicly and by Indira Gandhi (who was then a minister in the Shastri Council of Ministers) privately. In Rao s case, senior Congress leaders were encouraged to split the Congress, and Sheila Dixit, Arjun Singh and Narain Dutt Tiwari led the rebels in attacking the Congress government of which till recently they were a part in merciless terms. The consequence was the rise of the BJP, which under Atal Behari Vajpayee was open in its respect for the Nehru legacy. Prime Minister Vajpayee adopted a policy of familial benevolence towards the Nehru family, and was much loved by their supporters as a consequence. It is only in 2014 that the shadow of the Nehru legacy began to move away from the centres of power, a shift that has become complete with the victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha campaign of Narendra Modi. The stunning victory of the PM has resulted in a tectonic shift in the polity of India that has been created by the societal change correctly discerned by PM Modi. The country can now be said to have moved fully from the Nehruvian era to the Modified era. Just as Nehru was given the freedom by an adoring public to fashion the policies of his choice, and to populate his government with people to his liking, PM Modi too has the freedom to change personnel and adopt the policies of his choice. Such is the support for Modi within the public that he has even more authority than Indira Gandhi did in her time. He has the same level of authority as Nehru in the 1950s. The people are looking for Modified India to move into double digit growth, to seize the geopolitical choices on offer and to ensure that all citizens and their institutions are treated the same, unlike when rules and laws, such as those involving freedom of movement and settlement throughout India are applied only to some. Sabka saath sabka vikas is the motto of PM Modi, and he will need to continue to work tirelessly in order to achieve this lofty goal.
In the first half, Barcelona looked the more dominant in terms of possession, but they couldn't carve an opening in the early minutes, while Real Madrid looked dangerous on the counterattack. But, Barcelona took the lead in the 26th minute through Ivan Rakitic, through a brilliant move by Barcelona, after a simple give and go between the Croatian and Sergi Roberto opened up the Real Madrid defence.Real Madrid clearly lacked quality in the final third and Luka Modric missed the two opportunities he had. Barcelona looked the better side though, and Thibaut Courtois had to make a good save to keep his team in the game going into the second half.
Michael Cudlitz is back on The Walking Dead in season nine, and not as a ghost, flashback or even a zombie of Abraham Ford, but as director.Cudlitz was mercilessly bumped off in perhaps the most gruesome of The Walking Dead deaths when Negan pulverised Abraham s skull with Lucille, his beloved barbed wired baseball bat, at the beginning of season seven.
Former President Barack Obama called out President Donald Trump and his supporters very directly and bluntly during a speech he gave on Friday at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Sometimes the backlash comes from people who are genuinely, if wrongly, fearful of change, " said Obama from the stage.
If the already bubbling outrage is anything to go by, it looks like Sacha Baron Cohen's new series will be just as controversial as the last.Following on from his previous personas Ali G, Borat and Bruno, his latest show had big boots to fill.
However, part 10 didn;t appear and the media company received a notification saying the post went against its standards on hate speech. At issue was a part of it that referred to ;merciless Indian savages.; "Unfortunately, Jefferson, like most British colonists of his day, did not hold an entirely friendly view of Native Americans, " editor Casey Stinnett wrote afterward of the offending paragraph.
Schumaker and Wainwright apparently have a history of pranking each other, one that dates back to their time as teammates in St. Louis. It sounds like Schumaker may have started it, with a series of minor little practical jokes, according to a St. Louis Baseball Weekly report: Baby powder in your vents in the air conditioning when you turn on the car, recalled Wainwright. Vaseline on the keys Skip was relentless with that stuff.
Perez scored twice as Newcastle ended the season on a high Getty Images There are ways for champions to pass over their crown, for a side to admit defeat in its desire to reach the Champions League, and this was not it, mercilessly torn to shreds by a rampant Newcastle.There were 3300 Chelsea supporters in St James Park, and bit by bit, they followed the lead of those in blue, and retreated.
Twitter users on Wednesday mercilessly trolled Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for his warning to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the Indian IT Act is so stringent that he can be summoned to India. ANI News quoted Ravi Shankar Prasad as saying "Mr. Mark Zuckerberg you better know the observation of IT Minister of India, if any data theft of Indians is done with the collusion of FB systems, it will not be tolerated. We have got stringent powers in the IT Act including summoning you in India . Prasad s statements came on a day when BJP and Congress are trading accusations that the other used controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica for election management in India. Cambridge Analytica was last week accused of unauthorisedly harvesting information from tens of millions of Facebook profiles in a major breach of user s privacy.
Cape Town ndash; Sir David Attenborough has slammed the TV survivalist Bear Grylls over his merciless slaughtering of animals for the sake of TV entertainment in Bear Grylls' survival show The Island, saying unlike Grylls he wouldn't kill an animal to make compelling television.The narrator of the upcoming Blue Planet II on BBC Earth (DStv 184) from 4 February who will also soon be launching a new nature conservation series on Netflix, told Britain's The Sun newspaper that Bear Grylls will "have to answer for himself" about the killing of defenseless animals on The Island with Bear Grylls.
"The Walking Dead" season 8 official posterAMC.comOne of the most talked about characters in the AMC's zombie series "The Walking Dead" is Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), even though he and Glenn (Steven Yeun) were mercilessly killed by Lucille, Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) bat, in the season 7 premiere of the show. But, little did fans know that Cudlitz's role could have been played by a wrestler.Abraham has been a house name for fans of "The Walking Dead." They were also quick to conclude that he would be in the crossover with "Fear the Walking Dead," after putting together interview hints and details from the canon. But, as popular as the character seemed, trivia about the role was revealed by Matt Morgan, a former WWE wrestler. He revealed in a podcast that he auditioned for the role of Abraham, a sergeant, but was not lucky enough to land the role.
My character, my looks and my life were picked apart mercilessly, she wrote Monday in a New York Times piece headlined "Roger Ailes s Dream Was My Nightmare." Truth and fiction mixed at random in the service of higher ratings. On Fox, it seemed, no rumor was too unsubstantiated, no innuendo too vile and no accusation too abhorrent," the former White House intern wrote.
For a music festival that was a colossal failure, you can;t say it hasn;t given us anything. Not only has the ;luxury; Bahamas set Fyre Festival provided endless internet yuks. It;s also given us a neato piece of movie news. What you lack in catering and design, you make up for in so many more ways than you could have ever expected, Fyre.The Fyre Festival being roasted mercilessly has prompted Seth Rogen to tweet to the world that he and The Lonely Island have their own festival wreck movie on the way. No, really.
Nasreen Khan was stabbed to death at her home in greater Manchester by her 'controlling', 'selfish', and 'merciless' husband Imran Imran Khan, 38, has been sentenced to life in prison Greater Manchester Police A court has jailed a man for life after he murdered his wife when she refused to stop looking after men in her job as a care worker.
;They killed my son, and they forced me to sit on his dead body while they were beating me.;If there is any doubt in one s mind that the regime in Addis Ababa would come to its senses and respect the dignity and sanctity of human life, what happened this week in a western town of Dembi Dolo should put that doubt to rest. An act so cruel, so abhorrent, not just humans, it makes the rocks weep. A mother finds her sixteen year old son s lifeless body covered with blood in the middle of the street, shot by forces loyal to the regime. Arriving at the scene, a mother, as all mothers do, began wailing while holding her son s body. What followed next was hard to describe and painful to comprehend to any one with a minimum degree of decency. The same forces loyal to the regime ordered the mother to sit on her sixteen year old son s dead body as they mercilessly hit her.
Elsewhere, the Swedish People s Party will be gathering in Turku to also elect a new leader, after Carl Haglund announced he is stepping down. The Left Alliance, meeting in Oulu, have already accepted the nomination of Li Andersson as their replacement for Paavo Arhinm ki, though they still have to make appointments to smaller roles. And on Sunday the Centre Party, convening in Sein joki, will be naming ex PM Matti Vanhnen as their official candidate for the 2018 presidential elections.But, the paper points out, there are many other matters on the agenda too, including Nato. Both the NCP and the Swedish People s Party are to go further than ever in formalising their support for joining the military alliance. The NCP want to make it their official line that they support membership, and that the defence alliance with Sweden is not enough on its own to ensure our country s security. The SPP will make it a policy pledge to back Nato membership, calling for Finland to join by 2025.