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cricket teams lack the discretion to alter the rules of the game itself.A. the assessment of the responsibility of the Executive is periodic It takes place once in two years It is done by the electorate In England where the Parliamentary system prevails the assessment of responsibility of the Executive is both daily and periodic The daily assessment is done by members of Parliament through questions Resolutions No-confidence motions Adjournment motions and Debates on Addresses Periodic assessment is done by the electorate at the time of the election which may take place every five years or earlier The daily assessment of responsibility which is not available under the American system it is felt far more effective than the periodic assessment and far more necessary in a country like India The Draft Constitution in recommending the Parliamentary system of Executive has preferred more responsibility to more stability” In other words this was a deliberate commitment to a form of government whose responsibility to the electorate could be assessed daily through the mechanisms of Parliament In times when the obligation of collective responsibility is fulfilled by the Council of Ministers they have the confidence of the House It is when they fail to discharge their collective responsibility to the House that MPs move motions of no-confidence In short a motion of no-confidence inherently concerns the fulfillment of a condition required by the Constitution itself and goes to the very core of the vision behind a parliamentary democracy It is for this reason that the Lok Sabha Rules of Procedure state that the “… Speaker shall read the motion to the House and shall request those members who are in favour of leave being granted to rise in their places and if not less than fifty members rise accordingly the Speaker shall declare that leave is granted…” That the Speaker shall introduce a duly made motion of no-confidence before the House and count the number of MPs in favour of leave being granted are required by provisions of the Constitution They are not mere details of parliamentary procedure over which the Speaker enjoys discretionary power The rules of procedure flesh out details on the no-confidence motion but the foundational rule that necessitates such rules of procedure is in the Constitution One such detail – that the Speaker shall count the MPs in favour of leave by requesting them to rise in their places – is a mere procedural requirement there being no Constitutional provision mandating the exact manner in which the heads of MPs may be counted The Speaker would have been well within her powers to count the MPs standing in support of the motion through a show of hands or even a show of placards numbered 1 to eighty Procedural requirements can be modified in the discretion of the Speaker so long as even the modified procedure is in line with the Constitution’s underlying norms Evidence of this lies in the rule that proceedings of Parliament cannot be challenged in court on the ground of any alleged procedural irregularity in the conduct of Parliament One such detail — that the Speaker shall count the MPs in favour of leave by requesting them to rise in their places – is a mere procedural requirement there being no Constitutional provision mandating the exact manner in which the heads of MPs may be counted The Speaker would have been well within her powers to count the MPs standing in support of the motion through a show of hands or even a show of placards numbered one to 80 Procedural requirements can be modified in the discretion of the Speaker so long as even the modified procedure is in line with the Constitution’s underlying norms Evidence of this lies in the rule that proceedings of the Parliament cannot be challenged in court on the ground of any alleged procedural irregularity in the conduct of the Parliament In short the question whether cricket can be played with a football on a square pitch like the question whether to bring a no-confidence motion before the House is not open to decision by anyone The rules of the game have already answered this question for better or for worse for the sake of the vision behind the game The author is a Bangalore-based lawyer currently working on citizenship education for children and can be reached at @malawdy Srinagar: Seven people were killed in firing by security forces as unprecedented election-day violence marred the by-poll for Srinagar Lok Sabha seat Sunday which saw the voter turnout plunge to an all-time low of 65 per cent Rampaging mobs took to streets in scores of places across the Lok Sabha constituency straddling Srinagar Budgam and Ganderbal districts perpetrating wanton violence and arson even setting ablaze a polling station and attempting to set on fire two others amid a boycott called by the separatists Voters turnout was really low during the bypoll for Srinagar Parliamentary constituency of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday PTI "The tentative voter turnout for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency is 65 per cent" Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Electoral Officer Shantmanu told reporters at the conclusion of polling The seat had recorded 26 per cent polling in the 2014 General Election to Lok Sabha In the 1989 election National Conference’s Mohammad Shafi Bhat had won the seat uncontested The previous lowest turnout in the prestigious seat was 1193 per cent in 1999 when Omar Abdullah had defeated Mehbooba Mufti in a straight contest The state’s former chief minister and National Conference stalwart Farooq Abdullah who had lost the seat in the 2014 election is locked in a straight fight with ruling PDP’s Nazir Ahmad Khan even though there are seven other candidates in the fray "There were more than 200 incidents of violence in the constituency mostly in Budgam district which included stone-pelting petrol bomb attacks setting ablaze of a polling station some vehicles and attempt to burn two other polling stations" Shantmanu said "It was not a good day as you know Six lives were lost in these incidents of violence. 17 civilians were injured while over 100 paramilitary and police personnel also sustained injuries" he said Shortly thereafter 17-year-old Amir Manzoor was killed when security personnel fired at a stone-pelting mob in Chadoora area of the constituency taking the death toll to seven The CEO said a decision on repoll in violence-hit areas will be taken after examining the diaries of presiding officers Youths throw stones on Security forces during clashes in Srinagar on Sunday PTI "I cannot tell you exactly how many polling stations will go to can be anywhere between 50 and 100 It is a wild guess" he said While two people each were killed Pakherpora in Chrar-e-Sharief and Beerwah areas of Budgam district two more deaths were reported from Chadoora area of the same district and another in Magam town which is known as the gateway to Gulmarg Almost 70 per cent of the polling booths in Budgam district were abandoned by the polling staff due to the spate of violent protests in several areas officials said Army was called out to help security forces quell a rampaging mob which threw stones and hurled petrol bombs to set a polling booth ablaze in the Ganderbal district of the constituency Hundreds of protestors stormed a polling station at Pakherpora in Chrar-e-Sharief area of Budgam district and ransacked a building housing a polling booth officials said adding the security forces fired several warning rounds to disperse the mob which did not relent Six persons were injured in the firing of whom two 20-year-old Mohammad Abbas and 15-year-old Faizaan Ahmad Rather succumbed to bullet wounds In another incident security forces opened fire to quell a stone-pelting mob in Ratxuna Beerwah area leaving one Nissar Ahmed dead At the Daulatpura in Chadoora assembly segment of Budgam district one person identified as Shabir Ahmed was killed in firing by security personnel A youth Adil Farooq succumbed to multiple pellet injuries in the Magam town about 20 kms from here One Aqib Wani was shot dead as police opened fire on a crowd of protestors in the Beerwah area in the afternoon Congress-National Conference joint candidate Farooq Abdullah with his son and former chief minister Omar Abdullah outside a polling station PTI National Conference working president Omar Abdullah said in his 20 year political career he had never seen such a bad enviroment for elections "I am talking about having fought my first election in 1998 at the peak of militancy Even then the enviroment for campaigning and voting was not as bad as it is today That may itself tell you just how mismanaged this state is under Mehbooba Mufti" he said "Have contested six elections over 20 years and have never seen his kind of violence in elections in Kashmir "5PM- polling booths close for an election that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons" Omar tweeted Meanwhile separatists have called for a two-day shutdown against the killing of civilians in firing by security forces saying it was the only way for them to express solidarity with the families of those killed and the cause for which they laid down their lives "We know hartal would not affect government policy towards us but it is the only option to express our collective grief" separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mohammad Yasin Malik said in a joint statement The most significant international agreement to combat climate change took effect Thursday eveningmidnight in Europejust days before international climate negotiators were set to meet in Morocco to chart a path forward on the issue The Paris Agreement’s entry into force comes a month after countries representing 55% of the world’s emissions committed to joining the dealthe level required to put the agreement into actionand less than a year after negotiators from nearly 200 countries agreed to the specifics of the text at the 2015 UN climate summit Next week’s meeting in Marrakech will provide the first opportunity since that summit in Paris for all parties to the agreement to iron out implementation details “Countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future” said UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa and Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Salaheddine Mezouar in a statement “This is a moment to celebrate It is also a moment to look ahead with sober assessment and renewed will over the task ahead”‘ The Paris Agreement provides a valuable framework for countries to address climate change in an international context but negotiators kicked many of the implementation details down the road to be determined at later climate meetings known as COPs The rapid entry into force put pressure on negotiators to hash out those details sooner rather than later The details of transparency measures and financing issueswhich clarify how countries will meet their commitments and how rich countries will help poorer ones adapt to global warming respectivelyrank chief among the issues that have yet to be resolved completely Read More: Why Climate Negotiators Have Turned Their Attention to Your Air Conditioner Just as importantif not more sowill be the results of the US presidential election on Nov 8 A Donald Trump victory over Hillary Clinton threatens to significantly set back international action on climate changeif not unravel the deal entirelygiven the GOP presidential candidate’s promise to “cancel” the accord Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement requires a lengthy process that would last at least three years into a Trump administration but even US refusal to participate fullywhich Trump could do on his ownwould weaken the deal US officials headed to Marrakech praised the agreement’s early entry into force and expressed optimism about the future of international climate change efforts regardless of who is elected president “There is a great deal of interest not just domestically but internationally in terms of what the election outcome will be” said John Morton director for energy and climate change for the National Security Council on a conference call for journalists But “the international communitythe international business community the international policy communityis moving forward and will continue to move forward” Read More: Donald Trump Promises to Cut Regulation on Phony Environmental Issues But climate officials around the world are less sanguine about what a Trump victory could mean China’s top climate negotiator criticized Trump’s climate remarks this week and Brazil’s environment minister told journalists he hopes Trump does not win “We certainly have a strong climate partnership with China that we expect and hope will continue into the future” Morton said “As to the comments that were made we certainly dont have any comment on them” No matter what happens on election day in the US, 4.65 percent of GDP for this financial year, reports from the field indicate that neither of them was present during this operation,500 and the winner will get an additional 50, the lead Palestinian peace negotiator, Tuesday of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Pine Point Road. opposing them are those advocating social justice and social harmony. Kumar faces National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

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