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What the rhetoric suggests is that there is a desire among the voters for an end to coalitions where the principal party is held hostage by coalition partners In UPA 1the Prime Minister challenged the Left to do its worst and won the nuclear deal vote It was this boldness which made voters give Congress 60 more seats than it got in 2004 But in UPA 2the Congressdespite its larger number of seatshas run away from bold decisions and fallen prey to blackmail by coalition partners who have fewer than 20 seats The result has been dysfunction and weak government It took till September 2012 before the TMC was dealt with The UPA will survivebut the question then is if voters vote for the Congress againwill they get a decisive government This is the presidential issue Will either party be led by a decisive person (Vajpayee or Manmohan Singh in UPA 1) who will deal with coalition partners firmly and implement policies which the party came to power promisingregardless of whether some coalition partner does not like it Narendra Modis appeal is as a decisive person who will deliver Congress hopes that by focusing on his anti-Muslim record they will prevent him from succeeding This is the meaning behind the word harmony which Rahul Gandhi added to the Congress rhetoric of inclusive development in his CII speech Rahul Gandhi does not so far seem the decisive leader who would deliver developmentinclusive or not Thus his message at the CII was that problems are complex and require everyone to join hands Noble sentimentsbut people elect governments to solve their problems Governments cannot outsource solutions to the people There are still many months to go Whoever promises an end to indecisive coalition politics will get the vote of the Indian people For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 22 2015 7:49 pm Top News With driver fatigue contributing 15-30 per cent of crashes Australian researchers have used YouTube videos of drowsy drivers to study the public perception of sleepy driving Ashleigh Filtness from Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) said an increasing popularity of YouTube means drivers were being filmed and filming themselves when tired behind the wheel and posted it to online video sharing websites “In-vehicle footage of driver fatigue is available on YouTube and is widely viewed by people My study found a mix of both criticism and sympathy for fatigued drivers and a willingness to share advice on staying awake which highlights the perception that people see sleepy driving as a common yet controllable behaviour” she added The study looked at four hundred and forty-two uploaded YouTube videos related to fatigue between 2009 and 2014 and found that in most cases driver fatigue was portrayed as dangerous One hundred and seven of these videos were in-vehicle filming Filtness however found that the videos that trivialised the issue of sleepy driving were more popular and had received more views and comments “Of the in-vehicle filming dashcam footage was the most prevalent type of video and had maximum potential to create an impact with the highest views per video per day” Filtness said What concerns most is that 15 per cent of these in-vehicle videos were drivers recording themselves while driving “Video blogging or vlogging distracts the driver in the same way as texting and mobile phone use and adds to the danger already being experienced by fatigued driving” she said Filtness said the study identified there was a mixed perception of driver fatigue with the public keen to engage online in a positive and negative way “Just the way YouTube offers a platform to share dangerous videos and support for sleepy driving it is also offering a way of sharing accurate messages on drowsy driving and providing advice that driving tired can be avoided with proper planning and pulling over to rest” she said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 6 2017 3:25 am The court has also directed the prosecution to open the case formally before it during the next hearing File Top News The sessionscourt in Dindoshi has ordered that artist Chintan Upadhyay booked for the murder of his wife and her lawyer not be brought to court in handcuffs On Wednesday the court passed the order on an application filed by Upadhyay over six months ago stating that he was brought from Thane prison to Dindoshi in handcuffs by the police escort authorities Upadhyay through his advocate Bharat Mangnani had submitted that this was in violation of Supreme Court guidelines on undertrials and also violated his fundamental rights The court allowed the plea directing the prosecution to instruct the escort bringing Upadhyay “not to apply the handcuff” The court has also directed the prosecution to open the case formally before it during the next hearing The prosecution has already submitted draft charges to be applied in the case Once the prosecution presents all evidence against the accused the court can initiate arguments on framing of charges to pave way for the trial to begin Upadhyay has been arrested for the murders of his wife Hema and her lawyer Haresh Bhambhani whose bodies were found in a nullah at Kandivli on December 12 2015 Chintan was arrested on December 22 and has been lodged in Thane prison since For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sandip G | Galle | Updated: July 29 2017 8:25 am Among those at Galle to watch the first Test were soldiers from the military rehabilitation centre at Kamburupitiya Related News All Nipuna Vijayasena a staff sergeant of the Sri Lankan Army remembers is the heavy sound of a hundred crackers bursting at the same time He and his battalion were ambushing an LTTE camp in Kilinochchi the war-bed of the Tamil rebellion in 2009 months before the LTTE chief Velupiillai Prabhakaran was killed and the civil war ended He felt a crushing pain on his left-leg before he fainted When he regained his consciousness and opened his eyes he was in a crowded ward of the military hospital his left-leg amputated from the knees He had accidentally stepped on to a mine which blew his leg off Growing up in Moratuwa he was a cricket buff He aspired to be like his idol Sanath Jayasuriya Like him he says he was a southpaw In his neighbourhood he claims he was called Sanath because of attacking batting style But when the question of sustaining the family dawned he enlisted in the military in his late teens A steady income and prestigious job he didn’t think twice He says he loved his job and “made new friends who were all from similar background and age” He was initially posted in more peaceful climes of Southern Sri Lanka but when the civil war gathered impetus he was summoned to the warfront He had no fears The only regret was he couldn’t be able to watch cricket These days he says he doesn’t watch much of cricket The scars of war have left him numb There is a television at the military rehabilitation centre at Kamburupitiya 20-odd kilometres north of Matara which houses a few hundreds of low-ranked soldiers handicapped during the war But he or his friends hardly bother to watch cricket or any other game for that matter But to lighten their mood the officers of the rehab take them to cricket matches like the ongoing Test between Indian and Sri Lanka in Galle the closest international venue to the centre “They have all lost some part of the body can’t do any work and are still carrying the wounds of the wars So we take them for such outings like an occasional movie or a cricket match where they can at least momentarily forget everything breathe some fresh air and meet new people” says Ruwan Kumara an officer in charge of them Clad in lungis and orange shirts with black stripes which make the 50-odd gathering stand out among the crowd they don’t get easily excited by the action in the middle or show too many emotions They watch it almost dispassionately and are reclusive to strangers Clearly they have faced harsher realities in life that a game of cricket might feel trivial But 28-year-old Thamara Ratnayake who lost his right hand when his bunker was blasted says he is unexcited not because he was part of the war but he doesn’t like “slow cricket” “I prefer T20s and ODIs I like Dilshan and Gayle I watched cricket in Colombo You know when I was young I used to play the shots like him” he says leaning backwards and demonstrating with one hand the “Dilliscoop” In his military camp in Mulatheevu he used to play cricket in spare time “There was no ground or open space in the jungle The land was muddy because of heavy rain The shift was also tiring sometimes we had to do double shifts but we used to arrange some sticks and somebody who went to the town used to buy us some balls It was fun” he recollects But the fun didn’t last too long as he and his several friends in the troop were gravely wounded some of them even fatally “I’m happy that I could make some sacrifice for the country and I’m alive So many of my friends lost their lives tragically We are trying to be normal” he says As the rains subside and the players stride onto the field they begin whistling and yelling There is a sudden but fleeting wave of excitement when they sport Angelo Mathews who reciprocates with a wave of his hands They are content For a few seconds they could feel normal again For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: April 17 2017 2:48 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Top News Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Sunday brushed aside speculations that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was going to Bhubaneswar on April 18 to hold a rally Chatterjee said Mamata was going to Bhubaneswar to meet party MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay who has been admitted to a private hospital there following his arrest by the CBI in the Rose Valley chit fund scam Mamata will leave for Bhubaneswar on Tuesday and offer prayers at the Jagannath Temple in Puri the same day She will reportedly stay there till April 20 “A handful of electronic and print media after quoting sources said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is going to Bhubaneswar to hold a political rally I am clearly saying that Mamata Banerjee who is also the chief of All-India Trinamool Congress is going there to meet our party MP Sudip Bandyopdhyay who is ill and currently admitted at a hospital Earlier our party leader Subrata Bakshi and I had paid a visit to him He had requested that the CM should also meet him” Chatterjee said “Due to her busy schedule to inaugurate government projects across all districts she did not get time to visit him till now She has decided to pay him a visit now to enquire about his health However the media has reported that she is going there to hold political rally but neither Odisha Trinamool Congress nor All-India Trinamool Congress has any plan to organise such a rally in Bhubaneswar” he added Chatterjee went on to criticise BJP national president Amit Shah’s remark that “golden age for BJP would arrive if they ruled all states” “Before reaching the golden age first they have to go through Bronze Age Silver Age and Iron Age To do that they must have a history of organised movement Before challenging Mamata Banerjee and her party they must understand the psyche of the people of West Bengal I would once again remind the Union government that it must release funds for the development projects in the state to help the people” he said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Lausanne | Published: July 11 2017 1:35 pm Macron brought his star quality to the Olympic capital city to open a bid campaign event that typically does not lure heads of state Top News The president of France spoke of a world needing Olympic values The mayor of Los Angeles said his home could again be the “ideal Olympic city” Emmanuel Macron and Eric Garcetti offered a vision on Monday at the Olympic Museum of why Paris and LA should host the Summer Games Both want it in 2024 one will have to accept 2028 In separate visits two hours apart Macron and Garcetti each shared a stage and later a hug with IOC President Thomas Bach On Tuesday Bach’s hope that both candidates will win one of two Olympic hosting rights on offer should be fulfilled The full IOC membership will first see both candidate cities present their hosting plans for 2024 Then the members will likely endorse Bach’s proposal to award two Summer Games at once when they next meet on Sept 13 in Lima Peru “This will create a win-win-win situation for LA Paris and the entire Olympic movement” the IOC president said standing beside Garcetti There is little doubt both cities can be celebrating by late-afternoon Tuesday Still a deal to decide which will host first and which must wait four more years should take longer to resolve Paris is widely viewed as favorite for 2024 its third Olympic hosting exactly 100 years since the previous edition there Macron brought his star quality to the Olympic capital city to open a bid campaign event that typically does not lure heads of state Even the rain that began falling as the Paris delegation arrived at the museum allowed Macron to shine The charismatic French president held his own umbrella that helped keep his wife Brigitte dry on the walk up dozens of steps through landscaped gardens past Olympic-themed statutes to a photo call at the entrance After a one-hour visit Macron talked of the Olympic Games’ place in a troubled world to “bring friendship between nations” “We need the values of peace liberty and tolerance that the Olympic movement illustrates and embodies strongly” he said in a four-minute speech Macron’s audience included members of the Bach-chaired IOC executive board who could be empowered on Tuesday to broker a future deal on picking the 2024 host Earlier the same audience was invited by Garcetti to “share the soul of LA to get the taste of the city that has been reborn” LA’s previous hosting duties in 1932 and 1984 were also “games-changers” for the Olympics Garcetti said “At this crazy moment in the world when so much is unsure let’s bring what we know to be true and good and that is the Olympic movement” the mayor said On Tuesday Macron and Garcetti will join city bid officials on stage at a convention center in Lausanne They must explain their hosting plans in videos and on-stage presentations to up to 95 IOC members Those members will ultimately vote to confirm the hosts in Lima That choice should be simply signing off on the consensus deal that is expected within weeks For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIn what appears to be a bizarre suicide pact impoverished villagers are walking dangerously close to tigers in Uttar Pradesh’s dense Pilibhit forest hoping to be killed by the hulking 500-pound wild cats And then get their half eaten bodies picked by family members and kept in sugarcane fields —so they candemand compensation from the government In India deaths caused by wild animals outside forests are compensated with a Rs 10 lakh purse (but) not inside tiger habitats “This is a dangerous trend — totally shocking but a grim reality ” says Kailash Prakash DFO of the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve which is spread across 602 kms close to the Nepal border and has a little over 50 tigers including eight tigresses with cubs The 50 plus figure is an increase of 10 more tigers from the last census conducted in Pilibhit reserve in 2016 suggesting an increase in the tiger population As many as three deaths in a fortnight stretching between 16 June 2017 and 1 July 2017 have been ascribed tothis cause by the forest department officials in Pilibhit after families of those killed by tigers said the deaths took place in sugarcane fields bordering the forests They (the families) even argued that the tigers were “man-eaters” and comfortable wandering deep into human territory Pilibhit is now home to over 50 tigers Image from Kailash Prakash’s personal collection Forest department officials didn’t take the villagers at face value and did not sanction the compensation for the last three deaths At a community gathering on Wednesday 5 July 2017 in Meetha village near the reserve angry villagers accosted wildlife officials Typical of man-eaters the tigers after killing four villagers were now eating their victims rump-first (as they would after killing deer) “These are panic attacks warnings that you should not enter the forest” shot back DP Srivastav forest officer Mala Range where as many as seven deaths were reported since 16 February 2017 The villagers who looked visibly annoyed shouted: “The tiger came to our backyards in the sugarcane fields where we work” Srivastav instantly showed a video recorded by a wildlife official showing villagers lifting the body of one of the victims from the forest and keeping it close to the sugarcane fields Srivastav also showed photographs of villagers trying to falsely create pug marks of tigers by using cloth-covered fists To cite an example conservator of forests VK Singh who was present at the community gathering told villagers that he had inspected the site and found claims of the villagers totally false “It is evident you are lying because you have your eyes on the cash The clothes of Nunkini Devi the latest victim were found inside the forest And we have evidence of tractor treads leading into and out of a forest to the sugarcane field where her body was relocated The tractor travelled a little over 15 km” Singh told the villagers who all fell silent The first round of battle was won then arguments started —as if in an open court —on why mostly elders were going to the forest In a near pandemonium situation the crowd showed its dissent when told the move to send the elderly was deliberate and planned meticulously to seek compensation and that wildlife officials had gathered enough evidence A community meeting in progress Srivastav said investigations conducted by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) a central government agency showed elderly villagers confirming on tape their willingness to go into the forest and get killed by the wild cats so that their family members get compensation Sensing it was easy cash a local leader —Srivastava informed the villagers —was even exhorting the villagers to hike the compensation to Rs 50 lakhs The investigations done by Kalim Athar of the WCCB concluded poor villagers were submittingto be killed by the wild cats because of the compensation package The interests of the villagers increased following rumours that the compensation package would be hiked to Rs 50 lakh per death and Rs 10 lakh for injuries causing total disability The WCCB probe examined tiger attacks analysed individual cases after locating the body and conducted scores of interviews with the locals The WCCB has now decided to refer the matter to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) “The NTCA will act now but what the villagers are doing is dangerous they are forcing the tigers to become man eaters” Athar currently in Lucknow said in a telephonic interview He said during his investigations many elderly people confessed to him that they were keen on the cash from the government and hence willingly walking into the forests Unemployment is high in Pilibhit a town known for producing world class flutes and villagers routinely go to forests to collect firewood and katurua a black-coloured vegetable that grows like mushrooms at the base of Saal trees and tastes like mutton costing a little over Rs 300 per kilo For the last three weeks wildlife officials have put a total ban on sale of katurua in the local market (L) Kailash Prakash the DFO of the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve; (R) A notice circulated about villagers’ protest “Leave aside those who are going to collect firewood and katurua the rest are being pushed by their family members it is very clear Once a villager dies all that matters is cash” said Athar This week villagers blocked the highway between Pilibhit and Tanakpur demanding cash for a person who they claimed was attacked by a tiger leaving him with bruises and lacerations They were removed only after intervention by local cops “We checked the person he had some minor scratches Now it is near impossible to say with certainty whether the tigers are at fault We cannot declare a tiger man-eater without investigating its killing habits But what I find strange is that the villagers are not pushing us for declaring the tigers man-eaters but (are) only keen on the cash” says Srivastav “A tiger attacks because it sees a human being as an intruder in the forest and ends up doing most of the damage Most of the attacks and killings in Pilibhit are chance encounters sparked when the villagers surprised a resting tiger” There is another crisis Unlike other tiger habitats villagers live cheek-by-jowl with wild animals in Pilibhit forest that was declared a tiger reserve in 2008 and added to India’s 40 Project Tiger locations to become the 41st reserve Hence it’s easy to get killed in the forest and it’s doubly easy for villagers to bring the half eaten body and feign the death occurred near their homes A crowd surround the body of a villager who was killed by a tiger Some of the villagers admit the trend to push elders into the forest was growing in Pilibhit “The entire family is involved they think the cash will help them build homes in the Pilibhit city start a business even acquire agriculture land If this continues Pilibhit will become a dangerous place Tigers will turn man-eaters and prowl close to the villages” says Raghubir Singh 57 a farmer He found support from his neighbour Net Ram who said villagers were willing participants in the whole affair because they realise they were not earning enough from agriculture and their children were without jobs “Instant cash always helps even if it comes at the expense of someone” says Ram “And some of them even admitted to the wildlife officials when they came to survey” adds Ram But increased heat on the villages from both police and wildlife officials has made the locals wary Last week three journalists and two wildlife officials bore the brunt of villagers’ fury after it was conclusively proved by the wildlife officials that the villagers were faking pug marks near their homes to raise false alarms Now some of the villagers say it would be wrong to put a motive to such deaths Gobind Lal neighbour of Nunkini Devi says he has not heard if anyone willingly went to the forest but he is genuinely worried the killings are on the rise “Tigers travel great distance so we do not know if one tiger is responsible for all the killings Even if the death has happened inside the forest it’s a death caused by an animal They are angry and afraid so their tempers are running high” says Lal Elephants and wildlife guards comb the forest area There are other troubles Worried they could be attacked by the big cats students rarely go to schools in Bankati and Methi villages always accompanied by their parents Crops have also suffered With villagers unable to protect their fields at night nilgai and wild boars have caused considerable damage Kailash Prakash says tigers’ conflict with humans are arising precisely because people are repeatedly frequenting the fragile forests in which the wild cats live “Tiger are unaccustomed to human encroachments And this is happening in Pilibhit There is a section of people who want deaths to continue without realising they are setting a dangerous precedent” says Prakash Sitting at his office in Pilibhit city Prakash said there are also efforts to educate villagers against sending people to the forests Plans are on to fence the forest with steel rod nets “The fencing should be over in four months’ time depending on availability of funds And then the tigers will have quieter hunting grounds” Now two elephants and armed wildlife guards have been combing the forest since the last death working in expanding concentric circles hoping to find the tiger responsible for the death of Nunkini Devi the latest victim Close by anxious villagers watch the operation It is Pilibhit’s latest wait and watch game thrilling but extremely dangerous An earlier version of this report stated that the WCCB conducted its investigation in concert with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) which the Fund has since denied That section of the article has been amended to reflect WWF’s clarification But it makes me happy that I experimented and I hope my fans like it. 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