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” said the court, ?and underpins the importance of good songwriting in producing a hit, he added Most played songs of the Noughties: 1 Kylie Minogue – Cant Get You Out of My Head (2001) 2 Britney Spears – Toxic (2004) 3 Robbie Williams – Angels (1997) 4 Jamelia – Superstar (2003) 5 Liberty X – Just A Little (2002) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Lok Sabha recently passed The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 The bill’s stated objective is to "to protect the rights of married Muslim women and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing talaq by their husband (sic)" This article is not a comment on the policy behind the bill but on the bill From a cursory reading of the bill often referred to as the anti-triple talaq bill it appears that the Rajya Sabha where the bill will now go has a lot of work to do if the bill is to ever become a law Representational image Getty Images Our Parliament has two houses — the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha The Rajya Sabha with its many committees is ideally the house that is supposed to do the legislative heavy lifting It is supposed to scrutinise the text of a legislation and ensure that it makes sense For example in this bill there is a lot that does not make sense and that means there is a lot that the Rajya Sabha needs to do Take for example the definition of talaq as mentioned in Section 2 (b) of the bill: "’Talaq’ means talaq-e-biddat or any other similar form of talaq having the effect of instantaneous and irrevocable divorce pronounced by a Muslim husband" which is triple talaq as most people understand it However based on this definition Section 3 of the bill runs in contradiction It says: "Any pronouncement of talaq by a person upon his wife by words either spoken or written or in electronic form or in any other manner whatsoever shall be void and illegal" Now when "talaq" is defined as having the ‘effect of instantaneous and irrevocable divorce’ then how can it in the same bill be declared void The definition is tautological and therefore Section 3 and the bill are vulnerable to being meaningless The definition is operative and not descriptive in nature The bill should have worded the definition of "talaq" as: "’Talaq’ means talaq-e-biddat or any other similar form of talaq (which if it had not been for the provisions of this Act would have had the) effect of instantaneous and irrevocable divorce pronounced by a Muslim husband;" From a legal standpoint the definition also becomes problematic as according to it once pronounced the divorce is in effect Though thebill declares a talaq under this definition void it fails to take into account the fact that you can make something void only if it is in effect and you can’t declare it void unless you declare it void ab initio (invalid from the outset) Either the definition had to change or Section 3 has to be changed to replace the word "shall" to “is” to resolve this contradiction The practical consequence of this would be that a woman who has a triple talaq pronounced on her may have to approach a court to get a declaration that it was void in the first place The bill’s wording needs fixing There are more problems Sections 5 and 6 are progressive sections in terms of policy but are very badly drafted Section 5 says that a woman who has talaq pronounced on her is entitled to maintenance while Section 6 says that she is entitled to custody of her minor children But if the talaq itself is void there can hardly be a question of maintenance or custody They only come into play post a divorce In the absence of one there is no question of the same Further the provisions of maintenance and custody need to be further supplemented with provisions that speak as to situations when this will be necessitated such as when the woman is not being maintained or is being deprived of custody Else the provisions are mere letters of law having no meaning and fundamentally unenforceable A good bill takes a long time to draft especially a bill relating to family law Because in India family law is very complex It has numerous judicial pronouncements and myriad of other legislations that have to be considered A general bill like this one with seven clauses does nofavours to anyone If the Rajya Sabha passes the bill in its present form no one gains anything It is not even a political victory It is a badly drafted bill and needs to be fixed before it is passed if one hopes to achieve anything at all from it The Upper House is charged with the solemn task of legislative heavy lifting Keeping the policy considerations on the bill aside the Rajya Sabha at the least must do the basic job of fixing the provisions of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 and send it back to the Lok Sabha so that a meaningful legislation comes into being Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune | Published: August 8 2017 10:33 am MTDC resorts have been booked even for the October-December holiday season Top News A long weekend from August 12 to 15 has seen almost all Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) resorts booked to capacity What’s more tourists are no longer making a beeline for popular destinations like Malshej Ghat Lonavala or Mahabaleshwar but also checking out wildlife sanctuaries or climbing forts While abundant rains have had some tourists seeking popular resorts at Malshej Bhandardhara and Matheran others have sought registrations at Tadoba and other wildlife sanctuaries Vaishali Chavan regional manager MTDC Pune region said bookings are full for all the 20 destinations including Panshet Karla Tarkarli and Ganpatipule Anticipating a huge rush the MTDC has tied up with Airbnb a community-driven hospitality company to promote affordable accommodation and genuine local experiences for tourists Ashutosh Rathod joint managing director of MTDC told The Indian Express “We have 787 operational rooms at 21 resorts and bookings are full Because of Airbnb the number of rooms has increased to nearly 3000 and here too the bookings are full” Rathod said Airbnb will assist home stays across Maharashtra by bringing them onto its global platform Rathod said adding they will also help provide information to its users on less-explored but high-potential destinations in Maharashtra The main aim is to create a wide network of affordable stays at lesser known places of tourist interest said MTDC officials “We are seeing a different set of travellers who prefer not to go to the usual destinations For instance if Satara boasts of a world heritage site of the colourful flower plateau at Kaas Pathar tourists also want to visit the Ashoka fountain at Satara or climb forts at Aurangabad” Rathod said People are experimenting and this wanderlust has them exploring new spots Hence the tie-up with Airbnb will also help us ensure there are amenities available every 30 km he said According to Chavan several MTDC resorts have been booked even for the October-December holiday season “People are planning well in advance and we have seen a huge rise in online bookings For instance a majority of our MTDC resorts have been booked from December 23 till January 2” Chavan said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew Delhi | Updated: August 21 2014 5:56 am Related News By: Thomas B Edsall A man stands in the street during a protest (Source: AP) When rioting broke out in the Watts section of Los Angeles in the summer of 1965 African-Americans didn’t — couldn’t — know it yet but the next three decades would turn out to be a period of sustained gains in terms of income jobs education and the status of blacks relative to whites The rioting this past week in Ferguson Missouri by contrast follows more than a decade of economic stagnation and worse for many black Americans a trend that appears unlikely to be reversed in the foreseeable future The Watts riots — set off by the traffic arrest of a 21-year-old black driver by a white police officer — left 34 dead 1032 people injured and 600 buildings damaged or destroyed The week of violence in LA began just five days after President Lyndon B Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and 13 months after he had signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — the impact of which had not yet been felt in the daily lives of African-Americans During the decades following this landmark legislation African-Americans made immense progress The percentage of blacks over the age 25 with a high-school degree more than tripled going from just under 20 per cent or less than half the white rate to more than 70 per cent nearly matching the white rate The percentage of blacks over 25 with a college degree quadrupled from 3 to 12 per cent over the same period Similarly black median household income grew in inflation-adjusted dollars from $22974 in 1967 to $30439 in 2000 a 325 per cent increase more than double the 142 per cent increase for whites Things went off track however as the 21st century approached The riots in Ferguson follow a period of setback for African-Americans despite the fact that we have a sitting black president in the White House While the economic downturns of the last decade-and-a-half have taken their toll on the median income of all races and ethnic groups blacks have been the hardest hit By 2012 black median household income had fallen to 584 per cent of white income almost back to where it was in 1967 — 79 points below its level in 1999 Income is a powerful measure of wellbeing but equally important is the chance a person has of improving his or her position in life — of whether expectations are rising or falling From 1965 to 2000 the poverty rate among blacks fell from 418 per cent to 225 per cent Since then it has risen to 272 per cent The white poverty rate also rose during this period but by a more modest 32 points Blacks suffered more than whites as a result of the 2008-09 financial meltdown and its aftermath but the negative trends for African-Americans began before then A 2007 pre-recession Brookings Institution study by Julia Isaacs “Economic Mobility of Black and White Families” found that “a majority of blacks born to middle-income parents grow up to have less income than their parents Only 31 per cent of black children born to parents in the middle of the income distribution have family income greater than their parents compared to 68 per cent of white children from the same income bracket” A more recent April 2014 study of black and white mobility by Bhashkar Mazumder a senior economist at the Chicago Federal Reserve showed similar results That report is even more explicitly pessimistic The Chicago Fed study found that among black children born between the late 1950s and the early 1980s into families in the bottom fifth of the income distribution half remained there as adults compared with 26 per cent of whites born in the bottom quintile Of black children born to families in the top half of the income distribution 60 per cent fell into the bottom half as working age adults compared with 36 per cent of similarly situated whites Mazumder concluded that if future generations of white and black Americans continued to experience the same rates of intergenerational mobility “we should expect to see that blacks on average would not make any relative progress” He noted that this recent time period stood “in direct contrast to other epochs in which blacks have made steady progress reducing racial differentials” One optimistic note is that the white reaction to events in Ferguson including the commentary of some outspoken white conservatives has been sympathetic to the anger and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager This stands in sharp distinction to the aftermath of the violence in Los Angeles in 1965 Watts — and the string of urban riots in African-American neighbourhoods from 1964 to 1968 — was crucial to the expansion of the conservative coalition that dominated most federal elections from 1966 to 2004 Fear of violence helped elect Ronald Reagan governor of California in 1966 and Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1968 Law and order white backlash the silent majority and racial integration became core political preoccupations for once loyal Democratic whites as they converted to the Republican Party Nearly half a century later however conservatives have voiced ambivalent responses to the Ferguson rioting On August 15 Erick Erickson a popular conservative blogger at Red State wrote a widely circulated posting titled “Must We Have a Dead White Kid” “Given what happened in Ferguson the community had every right to be angry” Erickson wrote Erickson was by no means alone among conservatives Sharing his views were Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky a prospective Republican presidential candidate and Charles CW Cooke a National Review columnist who argued that conservatives should “acknowledge that — even when our understanding of the facts is limited — incidents such as this open old and real wounds” The fatal shooting of Michael Brown has produced a rare right-left convergence a shared recognition that the overwhelmingly white police department of Ferguson has become a hostile occupying force for much of the town’s majority black population There is however no left-right consensus about how to turn back the grim economic trends for African-Americans much less what caused them Competing explanations for the difficulties that continue to plague African-Americans are a central element in the contemporary polarisation between left and right; in fact they help define it Democrats in the main are convinced that impediments to black advancement are structural amenable to government intervention: a strong and better-funded safety net; public investment in manufacturing and infrastructure employment; more rigorous enforcement of anti-discrimination laws Many Republicans focus instead on what they see as moral collapse and the erosion of such values as hard work and traditional family formation among the poor Government spending on social programmes according to this view creates disincentives to work and more trouble The urban riots of the second half of the 1960s prompted Washington to pump out money legislation judicial decisions and regulatory change to outlaw de jure discrimination to bring African-Americans to the ballot box to create jobs and to vastly expand the scope of anti-poverty programs Civil unrest also drew attention to the necessity of addressing police brutality Today however political and policymaking stasis driven by gridlock — despite a momentary concordance between left and right on this particular shooting — insures that we will undertake no comparable initiatives to reverse or even stem the trends that have put black Americans at an increasing disadvantage in relation to whites — a situation that plays no small part in fuelling the rage currently on display in Ferguson Edsall professor of journalism at Columbia University is the author most recently of ‘The Age of Austerity’ The New York Times For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Balrampur | Published: July 23 2011 12:17 pm Related News Two persons were shot dead by as many unidentified men in Balrampurpolice said today The incident took place late Friday night when two men in a motorcycle fired at Hast Bahadur Thapaan employee of Tulsipur sugar companyand his friend Shahi Bhushan Sharma when they were standing in front of the mill’s gatethey said SP L R Kumar said the motive behind the murder was not yet known For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News we can join forces. 2017 10:04 am Ross Taylor scored 95 against India in first ODI. That is how it should be with a player free to play in the way that comes naturally to him.unfettered by a curriculum. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: December 22,By: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 7d be far more productive if they came to office everyday.

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