medal at the 2014 edition was just the start of redemption — the Olympics dangled on her horizon.Dipatook the 15th spot out of 34 available at the test event meaning she was in the top half of the competitors RECORD:Dipa became the first Indian female gymnast to secure a medal whe she won a bronze at the 2104 Commonwealth Games held at Glasgow followed up with anotherbronze at the Asian Championships in Hiroshima Dipa Karmakar creates history at Rio 2016 Olympics: Who said what onTwitter Qualification:Dipa Karmakarbooked a berth for the Rio Games after putting up a strongperformance at the final qualifying and test event Schedule: Women’s artistic gymnasticsround is scheduled to take place on August 6 to August 11 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsPublished: August 8 2014 2:19 am Related News Manyreforms that need legislative change have been stalled in Parliament over the last two decades Does the federal structure of the Constitution provide a way forward Can states make suitable legislative amendments Is it desirable to adopt such a path First let us recap the role of the Centre and states in making law The Seventh Schedule of the Constitution contains three lists which enumerate the items that fall under the purview of the Union the states and both (the concurrent list) Both Parliament and state legislatures can make laws on items that fall within the concurrent list If there is a contradiction in the laws passed the Central law shall prevail However there is an exception — if a state legislature passes a law that contradicts a Central legislation and that law is reserved for the president’s consideration and receives his assent then the state law shall prevail on the issue The core idea of having three lists can be summarised in the following way There are some subjects that need uniform treatment across the country (currency defence) which should be on the Union list Some subjects have a local character and each state may be best positioned to decide on the way to handle them — these can be included on the state list There is a third category of items on which some level of national uniformity is desirable but with the flexibility to tailor to local needs — these can be included in the concurrent list Therefore one way to deal with concurrent list items is for Parliament to make a skeletal law leaving room for states to fill in the details according to local requirements Land acquisition for example falls within the concurrent list The question is whether a uniform law — the Central land acquisition act — is workable for a country with a high level of diversity in population density land use economic development geographical features etc Would it have been better for Parliament to outline the main principles and let states work out the details of the process of acquisition compensation etc The new government in Rajasthan seems to believe so It has piloted amendments to four labour laws (a concurrent list subject) which have been passed by the Rajasthan assembly and sent to the president for his consideration These include amendments to the Factories Act to define a factory as a unit with 20 workers if using energy and 40 workers otherwise (increased from 10 and 20 workers respectively) to the Industrial Disputes Act to require employers having 300 workers or more to take the state government’s permission for retrenchments (earlier this was 100 workers or more) to the Contract Labour Act to cover establishments with over 50 employees (earlier 20) and to the Apprentices Act to reduce the training period allow third-party training and set the minimum pay for apprentices at the level of unskilled labour If the president gives his assent these amendments will be valid in Rajasthan Rajasthan has also passed the Rajasthan State Highways Act which makes it easier to acquire land for state highways This act regulates and provides a process for the acquisition of land for them This process differs from the Central land acquisition act The Central act has a detailed procedure that can take about 50 months to be completed if one assumes that all sequential steps take the maximum permitted time The Rajasthan act skips some steps — including the social impact analysis and the need to procure the consent of landowners — and the acquisition can be completed in 81 days It also reduces the compensation provided for acquisition in rural areas which in the Central act is between two and four times the market value depending on the proximity to an urban area The Rajasthan act mandates compensation of twice the market value if the distance is less than 20 kilometres and two-and-a-half times for greater distances This law takes advantage of a provision in the Central act which contains a list of 13 laws that are exempt from it and allows the Central government to modify the list through a notification The Rajasthan act proposes that it be added to this list These examples show instances of a state taking the lead on certain legislative issues It remains to be seen whether other states will follow in a similar manner on issues on the concurrent list That said we must caution against such laws being passed in haste All the Rajasthan bills were introduced and passed within a few days leaving little time for legislators to understand the implications or to have public consultations The need is for states to tailor various laws to suit their needs but to do that after due deliberation both in the public space and in the legislature The writer is with PRS Legislative Research Delhi express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Sylvania | Published: July 22 2017 12:18 pm Aditi Ashok produceda round of three-under 68 to be placed sole sixth (Source: USA Today Sports file) Top News Rookie Aditi Ashok produced a stellar round of three-under 68 to be placed sole sixth at the halfway stage of the Marathon Classic on the LPGA at Highland Meadows Golf Club This week there is an added incentive for Aditi as five places into the Ricoh British Open are up for grabs The top five not otherwise qualified will get a spot into the year’s fourth Major Aditi has already played in the first three and made cut in two of them Aditi is now just two behind the lead held by Gerina Piller (63-68) and four players including Lexi Thompson (65) are in tied second place at 10-under Four players including Brittany Lincicome (67) are in tied seventh one shot behind Aditi The Indian had four birdies two on either side of the turn on second seventh 15th and 17th and her only dropped shot was 10th “I’m feeling good I think I like the golf course because it sort of suits my game Greens are pretty small and you have to hit good approaches but every time you’re on the green you kind of have a makeable birdie putt and putting is my strength so I think that’s been working for me” she said Since she had not qualified for the Women’s British Open Aditi decided to make the journey to Ohio “This week I wasn’t actually supposed to play so when I came here I just took it kind of easy and I practiced not as much as I would have usually practiced like in the last three or four weeks and that maybe has kind of helped” she told LPGA “I knew five girls were going to get the spot (in the British Open) but my goal was just think that you have to be top 5 in the tournament anyway whether the players ahead of you are already in the British or not Just keep being top 5 because I’ve been top 10 after a couple days so this time I was like okay I should be closer to the leaders than before so that was my goal sort of for the tournament and for the British and it kind of worked out” “I’m sure I’m in a good spot but I will keep watching because I think on this course the afternoon wave gets it a little easier than the morning sometimes so maybe there will be better scores” Piller backed up her season-best round on Thursday with another solid one on Friday to get to 11-under par total Piller made one bogey on the back nine her front nine before bogeying the par-4 2nd She ran off a string of three-straight birdies after that to close out her day A shot back of Piller includes In-Kyung Kim Peiyun Chien LPGA Tour rookie Nelly Korda and winner already this year Lexi Thompson A foursome of golfers also sits at 8-under par including Brittany Lincicome Chella Choi Sung Hyun Park and veteran Laura Diaz For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News| New Delhi | Published: April 20 2017 4:28 am Top News The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) met Wednesday to finalise a report of an audit of pollution control centres in the Delhi-NCR conducted earlier this year The audit conducted across a subset of centres that issue pollution under-control certificates found that only 233 per cent of vehicles in Delhi actually go through PUC-testing and three out of four vehicles do not have any such certification “The draft report was circulated among stakeholders and major revisions have been made to the report based on their comments” an EPCA member told The Indian Express adding that it will be submitted to the Supreme Court at the end of the month There are over 900 pollution control centres in Delhi alone and the EPCA team reviewed a subset in the city and in neighbouring states of Haryana Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: June 24 2015 12:00 am In Charleston the most poisonous of the country’s problems — guns and racism — came together in the most tragic way (AP photo) Related News I’ve had to make statements like this too many times” said US President Barack Obama in the wake of the murder of nine black churchgoers by a white supremacist in Charleston South Carolina Indeed through his presidency Obama has offered similar condolences after mass shootings 14 times It’s a morbid routine After gunmen invade universities elementary schools and places of worship the nation is shocked and outraged Politicians especially Republicans are quick to pin the blame in ways that seem designed to absolve the gun industry: these are mentally disturbed individuals they say and never mind how they got the guns On occasion as after the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 in which 20 six-year-olds were slain the White House tries to rally support to institute meaningful gun control measures that fail to pass Congress This time accompanying these depressingly familiar rituals was an image that encapsulates America’s unhealed racial wounds: the flag of the Confederacy fluttering at the statehouse in Columbia even as other flags flew at half-mast It took South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley almost a week after the hate crime to call for this symbol of oppression and slavery to be removed She too asserted that the killer had appropriated the flag in a “sick and twisted” manner But as Obama put it “the legacy of slavery Jim Crow discrimination in almost every institution… casts a long shadow” — still In some ways in fact the inauguration of the Obama era has more clearly exposed the deep racial tensions simmering under the complacent narrative of an America that has come to terms with its past From the persistent obstructionism displayed by the Republican Party towards Obama to the structural racism of the criminal justice system that has led to the deaths of so many innocent African Americans it is all too clear that the election of a black president has not spelt the end of racism in America In Charleston the most poisonous of the country’s problems — guns and racism — came together in the most tragic way For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News I train in the morning then I’m at home in the afternoon, (Source: AP) Top News As per the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings released on Thursday,who led the team, Gelfand was able to equalize comfortably out of the opening and even got an advantage a few moves after the queens were traded off the board. 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