NEW DELHI: Former Indian women's cricket captain Jhulan Goswami has become the leading wicket-taker in Women's One-Day Internationals going past Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick record of 180 wickets on Tuesday.
Goswami, 34, took three wickets against South Africa Women during the ongoing Women's Quadrangular Series in South Africa taking her career tally of wickets to 181 in 153 matches at an average of 21.76.
The ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2007, Arjuna Awardee, Padma Shri winner and the once the fastest bowler in women's cricket has been the mainstay of India women bowling unit since her debut in 2002.
With 271 International wickets (Tests, ODIs and T20I), Goswami is the all-time leading wicket-taker in women's cricket. After winning the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2007 she captained India. She was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2010, and the Padma Shri two years later.
Born in a village in Nadia district of West Bengal, Goswami grew up as a fan of football. Her first tryst with cricket was when she watched the 1992 Cricket World Cup on TV and five years later she was enthralled by watching Belinda Clarke's victory lap after Australia vs New Zealand 1997 Women's World Cup final live at the stadium.
Goswami is no mug with the bat as well and averages 25.72 in Tests and has two fifties to her name. In ODIs, Goswami has 919 runs to her name in 153* matches.
NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court created history on Tuesday by holding sitting Calcutta HC judge C S Karnan guilty of contempt of court and punishing him with six month jail.
Karnan, who was to retire on June 11, will spend the last month of his tenure as judge and five months thereafter in jail.
A seven-judge bench headed by CJI JS Khehar said Justice Karnan is guilty of contempt of SC, judiciary and judicial process.
The Supreme Court ordered West Bengal DGP to take into custody the disgraced judge+ , who never tired in playing his dalit background to berate and pass unconscionable orders against the seven judges who had intimated contempt proceeding against him for making wild allegations against his colleagues in Madras HC, from where he was transferred to Calcutta HC. Additional solicitor general Maninder Singh, senior advocate KK Venugopal and Rupinder Singh Suri agreed with the apex court that Justice Karnan has committed gross contempt of court+ and needed to be punished exemplarily.
Venugopal took a while to think and said said if Justice Karnan is sent to jail now it would create a blemish in the history of judiciary as a sitting judge being jailed. Should the court wait till his retirement, he asked.
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But, the Supreme Court said contempt power does not recognise or differentiate who is what — a judge or a common man. "Whosoever commits contempt gets punished," the bench said while sentencing Justice Karnan.Justice Karnan was sentenced in absentia. Taking note of his past purported judicial orders passed despite being stripped of judicial work, the Supreme Court also barred media from reporting his statements in future.
A day before red beacons go off the streets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged people’s “disdain” for the “lal batti” culture and said the concept of VIP should be replaced by “EPI”, meaning “Every Person is Important”. In the 31st edition of his radio address Mann Ki Baat, the Prime Minister also urged youths of middle-class families to come out of their comfort zones this summer vacation and try to gather new experiences like travelling in a second-class compartment for 24 hours, playing with underprivileged children and imparting knowledge about digital technology to those who don’t have it.
On the red beacon decision, which he had suddenly announced during a Cabinet meeting on April 19, the Prime Minister said the decision is aimed at removing the VIP culture from the mindset of people. “Generally speaking, in our country there exists an atmosphere of disdain towards VIP culture. But that it runs so very deep, I just experienced, when the government recently decided that no person in India, whatsoever his status might be, will move with a red beacon atop his vehicle. In a way, it had become a symbol of the VIP culture,” he said.
Calling for fighting the VIP mindset, he said, “experience tells us that whereas the red beacon used to be fixed atop the vehicle, atop the car, slowly and steadily it permeated into the psyche and got firmly entrenched in the mindset. The red beacon now has gone for good but nobody can say with certainty that the same in the mindset has also disappeared.
He said the exit of the red beacon through a government decision is part of a system, but efforts needed to be made to remove if from our minds. Modi said the government’s concept of a New India is that in the place of VIP, more priority should be accorded to EPI, which he defined as “Every Person is Important”, and called for accepting the “Mahatva (importance) and Mahaatmya (sagacious aura) of everyone among the one-hundred-and-twenty-five crore countrymen.
Stating that his slogan of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas was not limited to the confines of India, but applies to the global context too, he spoke of the launch of the South Asian Satellite by India on May 5. The satellite will go a long way in addressing the region’s economic and development priorities, he said. In wake of the renewed focus on Maoist violence after the killing of CRPF personnel in Sukma, the Prime Minister recalled the remarks of Hindu ideologue and trade union leader Dattopant Thengdi. “He used to remark, on the one hand, inspired by Maoism, ‘Workers of the world unite’, on the other he would say, workers, come, unite the world.”
Modi also referred to the relevance of the teachings of Buddha in the present scenario of wars, conflicts, violence and arms race and announced that he would be celebrating Buddha’s birth anniversary in Sri Lanka this year.
The Prime Minister also expressed concern over the flipside of technologies creating distances, noting that in this era of competition, sometimes one feels “scared that our youth have become robot like, living life like a machine.”
Highlighting works done by his government in Gujarat to save sparrows, he linked the issue of offering water to birds with creating empathy in the mind of children.
The Prime Minister also talked about the contribution of saint Ramanujacharya in fighting social ills and that of Babasaheb Ambedkar in the welfare of the working class.
Two weeks after winning the referendum that will grant the president sweeping powers in 2019, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in India on a two-day state visit. Erdoğan has been at the centre of a dramatic string of events over the last one year. Ever since the failed military coup, he has succeeded in tightening his grip over the country.
Members of the Turkish military plotted a military coup d’etat against Erdoğan in what was touted as a move to rescue Turkey from his harsh dictatorial policies. The rebellion, which happened in July 2016, failed to overthrow Erdogan and his government. For several decades, the Turkish military has intervened time and again in the country’s politics, carried out coups in the past and played a significant role in shaping Turkey as we know it. Despite the formidable reputation of the Turkish military, its coup attempt was unsuccessful. At least 200 people were killed and nearly 1,400 people were left injured during the coup attempt that took place overnight. In Istanbul, soldiers blocked key routes and in capital Ankara, fighter jets and helicopters did rounds.A pedestrian passes a sign commemorating people who died fighting the July 15th coup at Taksim Square in Istanbul. (AP Photo| Thanassis Stavrakis)
An army faction used the state broadcaster to announce that the military had seized power in the country to “protect democracy” from Erdogan. The president, who was holidaying in a seaside resort, returned to Istanbul and called on his followers to take to the streets and protest. A violent night ensued and TV stations were raided by troops; the parliament and president’s house were attacked. Subsequently, a military chopper was shot down and the chief of the Turkish military was taken hostage. The conspirators neither found support in the military nor the public. Ultimately, the rebel troops had to drop their weapons and surrender.
Several questions were raised as to why the coup failed, with some even alleging it was staged by Erdogan to consolidate his support and claim greater standing than the military. Fethullah Gulen was also among the leading critics. The Turkish government had accused Gulen, who is a US-based Muslim cleric, for causing unrest in the country. Both sides denied allegations. At the same time, 6,000 men including top-ranking officers of the military and several judges were arrested on orders of Erdogan.
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Erdogan has faced a lot of flak for his brand of politics, including from the military. The Turkish military has carried out four successful coups since 1960. Its stingy relationship with Erdogan’s Justice Development Party is also well documented. International actors stepped in to urge the military and the government to respect the democratic institutions in the country, but the course laid out for the country was completely opposite. The European Union and NATO had massive interests in Turkey’s stability. The country was a major member of the NATO alliance and was a partner with EU to solve the Syrian migrant crisis.
It was later reported that the coup was attempted by the Peace at Home Council — a faction of Turkish armed forces. The reasons detailed for the coup attempt were Erdogan’s apathy towards human rights, the rise of the ‘Deep State’, dent to democracy and his foreign policy that hurt Turkey’s international standing.
In the purge that followed, 40,000 people were arrested including 10,000 soldiers and 3,000 judges. Licenses of 20,000 private teachers were canceled and 15,000 education staff was suspended. Allegations emerged that Erdogan wanted to indoctrinate the public and teach his own version of history and values. At least 2,000 journalists have been slapped with charges of insult to the President which is an indictable offence.
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Gulen questioned that despite having a history of successful coups, why did the 2016 one have basic shortcomings. It didn’t target Erdogan or any high ranking ministers and government officials. Ministers issued statements on radio and TV within hours of the beginning of the coup attempt and no airports or key transportation hubs were secured, not to mention the failure in courting public support. Erdogan’s plane was not intercepted and his palace worth at least $700 million was not attacked. Gulen, accused by Erdogan of being the key conspirator, alleged that it was a staged coup.
Whatever were the reasons Erdogan emerged more popular than before the coup. The thing going for him is that during his terms as prime minister during 2003-14, the living standard in the country did actually go up. It was a period of economic boom. Most of the public still remembers that. However, after he won the presidential election in 2014, his approach was more authoritarian.
After the failed coup, the press was censored. Erdogan took the national media largely under his control. Political adversaries were put in jail and protests were stamped out. His Islamic rhetoric has also increased many folds after the coup and his increased intervention in the education system seems to be a classic case of the dictatorial practice of indoctrinating countrymen.
Still, a popular idea in Turkey saved Erdogan’s position. “The worst democracy is better than no democracy”. Still, democracy is not the same as being liberal in Turkey and protests are not a welcome sight. Weighing all options, the citizens chose Erdogan, the most powerful leader since country’s founding in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Now, the country is reeling under a debt crisis. At least three million Syrian refugees have poured into the country. Turkey is more polarised religiously and politically than ever before. The EU membership hopes are all but done and dusted.
Erdogan proposed a referendum that would vastly increase his powers and accordingly, as he argues, will centralise power owing to the need of time for bringing stability in the country. He won the referendum which had proposed scrapping the position of prime minister, creation of vice president position, ending presidential neutrality, powers to enact laws by decree and also to dissolve parliament. Come 2019, the Parliament will no longer be empowered to scrutinise ministers and have limited powers to investigate or impeach the president.
Erdogan won the referendum with nearly half the voters supporting him. However, Erdogan has moved to impose a series of bans including curbs on freedom of expression. Erdogan has banned Wikipedia and specific websites and web pages citing national security. He has also banned TV dating shows among others.
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