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Babri Masjid demolition,Nitin Gadkari? various water disputes are handled by separate tribunals as per law. the NDA government has been milking the sector for higher tax revenues, the ratio was around 2. Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic are also currently sidelined, in an interview published in Saturday’s edition of The Times newspaper. File photo of Naveen Patnaik. The state unit of BJP also moved the chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to investigate into the alleged discrepancies in the data of BJD’s election expenditure. a mobile pho-ne.

based on a tip-off. It will be followed by?” political analyst professor MD Nalapat said. the Indian delegation to the UN, be regarded as requiring surveillance by the NSA if the concern is anchored in the desire to counter terrorism. Equally to try to defend the sweeping collection of phone and internet records on the grounds that it was only gathering “metadata” is profoundly misleading The radio silence from the UPA government on revelations by Edward Snowden almost two years ago that the NSA engaged in massive snooping operations at a global level including telephone conversations of leaders of other countries was in marked contrast to reactions from other countries Brazil’s cancellation of a state visit to Washington DC at the invitation of President Barack Obama and the public expression of outrage including the recent expulsion of the senior-most intelligence operative by Germany a close ally of the US and Nato partner stand out in contrast The Indian protest under the UPA was low-level belated feeble and pro forma It would have been embarrassing for the government of India to condemn such a practice by the US if for example Vodafone and/ or AT&T were to come out with a public assertion in response that they were extending similar services to India at the request of the then government Recent revelations by Vodafone that India was among the governments which asked it to snoop/ wire-tap calls e-mails and text messages going into and out of the country have surprisingly not received the attention they should have The revelation explains yet another phenomenon that earlier appeared inscrutable that of employees of multinational internet and telecom majors masquerading as spokespersons of the Indian telecom and internet industry When questions relating to global internet governance acquired salience this particular group cornered the space for discussion and through motivated writings sought to propagate the thesis that the “multi-stakeholder” model advocated globally by the multinational internet and telecom majors resonated in India as well with little or scant regard for the long-term interests of India and Indian internet and telecom majors The NETmundial conference in Sao Paulo Brazil in April this year produced an outcome that fell far short of the expectations of most observers and sought to preserve the status quo The US administration’s generous offer to make adjustments to its authority over ICANN has come with conditionalities and time-frames which have made them meaningless if not impossible to achieve India’s principal concerns and long-term interests with regard to global internet governance require the renewal of our commitment to protect and promote the internet as an unprecedented tool of innovation and empowerment India should reaffirm our adherence to all obligations under the various treaties on human rights to which we are a party in particular to those relating to freedom of expression We should also commit ourselves to all measures to bridge the “digital divide” both nationally and internationally India and Indian IT enterprises will no doubt need to preserve and enhance the interests of Indian users of the internet whose numbers have been growing greatly in recent years Indian IT companies need to preserve the global competitive edge secured over the years They also need to assess the possible evolution of the IT industry over the next 20 years or so and orient themselves to the changing demands of the global industry They can thus seek to build on the comparative advantages that they have enjoyed till now This will require encouraging creativity and innovation as well as setting up enterprises tailored to the next generation India has to move up the value chain in the global IT industry in the long term This would imply a much-needed transition from providing IT skills and back-room services to making its own branded services and products and leading global innovation in IT Several international public policy issues pertaining to the internet including among others the infrastructure and management of critical internet resources already stand identified by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) These include issues of considerable interest and relevance to developing countries such as the bridging of the digital divide interconnection costs and participation in global policy development Several new public policy issues have emerged since the WSIS such as cloud computing mass surveillance and the collection of metadata the use of cyber weapons and jurisdiction Plurilateral agreements among developed countries on substantive policy issues and treaties negotiated among them have remained the dominant global governance model in the internet arena The inclusion of developing countries in global norm-setting and design of digital architecture will continue to pose an important challenge in the coming years Without such inclusion the inherently global nature of the internet will be threatened — there is the danger of fragmentation of the internet through disparate national policies The principal challenge before Indian policymakers is to move away from the short term and the cacophony organised by the status quoists forcefully articulate the long-term interests of the Indian internet and telecom majors and design and put in place the necessary eco-system and policy framework for the purpose We should aim at building the next-generation editions of TCS Infosys and Wipro and move up the value chain The Vodafone revelation has come not a day too soon and will hopefully serve as yet another wake-up call This will require not only rejigging domestic policy but also making necessary changes in articulating India’s position in international forums on issues relating to global internet governance Over the last four years the UPA government had allowed itself to be led by the spokespersons of global industry; it is high time that this was challenged The government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an excellent opportunity to reverse this trend make the necessary and imperative course corrections and move in the right direction The author a retired diplomat and BJP member is non-resident senior advisor International Peace Institute New York Views are personal [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ektaa Malik | Published: February 25 2017 12:23 am Ratna Pathak Shah plays a 55-year-old widow who rediscovers her sexuality Top News Ratna Pathak Shah Actor Lipstick Under My Burkha is an important film because it talks about the lives of women in India today If it is prevented from finding an audience then that is a crying shame It certainly does not show the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in a ‘good light’ They are so concerned with showing things in ‘good light’ They once cut a bit out of a film because it showed the Hindi film industry in a ‘bad light’ Watch What Else Is Making News: What I fear it shows is the distress that certain members of our society feel about the changes that are happening around us — that women want a life for themselves that they want rights over their own bodies This is something that frightens them But patriarchy has been the default setting of our society for so many years that any shaking up of that notion brings out the trolls The film is not only about women’s sexuality That is only a small part of the film It is also about their economic and reproductive rights their position within the family mainly about their dreams for themselves I am deeply worried that the argument will be sensationalised and that these real issues will be lost Changing mindsets is not an easy exercise so we must resist the temptation to polarise opinions and to find ways to work together with people who do not think like us I wish the CBFC had initiated a debate if they were so upset by the film Instead they are slamming doors in our face I will support the fight to get this film to the audience in India in whichever way I can Lipstick Under My Burkha deserves that chance Let the audience decide whether they agree with the film Alankrita Shrivastava Director I DID not anticipate this at all I last saw the release of films such as Parched Pink Margarita with a Straw There had been a first screening for the examining committee of CBFC and when they came out it seemed that they were divided They said that it was a hard-hitting film and it does reflect the reality of India We had a second screening on February 20 — and that is when I met Pahlaj Nihalani the CBFC chairperson He said that the unanimous decision was to refuse the film a certificate It was not as if they had a problem with some parts of the film They were opposed to it entirely There was no space for discussion or debate Then I got a letter Next we have a hearing with the tribunal in Delhi which has the final call in such matters There will be a lot more paperwork This issue is not just about my film but it’s the systematic shutting down of an independent way of thinking by women It so strange that anything that challenges their conventional way of thinking should be shut down or banned Lipstick Under My Burkha was compared to Grand Masti Do these people not watch world cinema What age and times are they living in Anything with a women’s point of view is scary for them I am determined to get the film released no matter what Prakash Jha Producer It is a beautiful movie about women of small towns in India I am very proud of the film I don’t know what ethics and code of morality CBFC follows while issuing certificates to a movie and what fits into their plan We make films to tell good stories This film does not seem to fit into the programme of those controlling CBFC It is not a big commercial movie We would have had a regular release that these kind of middle-of-the-road movies have Plabita Actor The film was screened at the Tokyo Film Festival and we had many people come up to Alankrita (Shrivastava) and congratulate her We got a standing ovation at the recent Jio MAMI film festival in Mumbai It’s a film that you would recommend to your friends As for the CBFC I don’t understand what they mean by saying the film has “a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of the society” We screened the film in Cairo and got a tremendous response Aahana Kumra Actor I am not surprised Look what they did with Udta Punjab At this rate will there be any space left for art culture and expression in our country I am angry We had not asked for a U certificate — we were quite happy with an A certificate At least give us an opportunity to screen our work The rest we can leave to the audience For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News spot billed duck, This was the reason we cancelled the deal seven to eight years ago. In the next scene Shagun is all excited and ready for Aaliya’s “page phera” with all gifts. Also read:? He has moulded me as an actor and shaped me as a creative person.

He describes his experience in the Hindi film industry as magical. It (Congress) lodged cases against me and Akhilesh forged alliance with it". he told reporters here. Amitabh has also filed a complaint that Mulayam had threatened Amitabh on telephone during a conversation on July 10.” The SP and its leaders have in the past too been particularly piqued at these gadgets. he has been in scintillating form. the government has already paid Rs 2 lakh to the hospital. "I leave this magnificent building with a rainbow of memories and a sense of fulfilment and happiness of having served the people of this country as their humble servant. in New Delhi on Sunday.some in both countries have called for raising the profile of the bilateral relationship either through a ?

leaving few accomplishments behind. there is simply no place for it in India. as Prime Minister, sources close to him said on Saturday. SM Krishna.

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