Trump Aides’ Biggest Worry About Europe Trip: Meeting With Putin

Trump Aides’ Biggest Worry About Europe Trip: Meeting With Putin

VARSÉAGIE – President Trump arrived in Europe on Wednesday for three days of diplomacy culminating in a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir V. Putin, which has possible global implications and political consequences in the country.

Even his best people do not know exactly what Mr. Trump decides to do or say when he and M. Poutine will meet on Friday at the Economic Group of 20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

And that is what most worries the advisers and officials of his administration, while Mr. Trump begins his second trip overseas as president, first stopping in Warsaw on Thursday to give an address then in Hamburg.

The expected conversation with M. Poutine is in many ways a necessity, given the critical conflicts that divide the United States and Russia.

But it also poses risks for Mr Trump, who is facing a network investigating possible links to his campaign with Russia, as well as questions about his willingness to take Moscow for his military aggression and for-profit electoral interference.

The air of uncertainty about the meeting was highlighted by the president’s willingness to unpredictable states and the optics uncomfortable.

And that’s not the only packed meeting to expect M. Trump this week. Following the launch of North Korea on Tuesday to an intercontinental ballistic missile, it also faces new pressure to act against a Pyongyang threat that has long confused US presidents and has some attractive ways to tackle. It should meet in Hamburg with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he complains that Beijing has not done enough to stop North Korea.

“There is a lot of nervousness in the White House and the State Department about the meeting and how they manage because they see many potential risks,” said Steven Pifer, former ambassador to Ukraine, who worked for the National Security Council and State Department .

“There is a gray cloud for the president of the collusion investigation, so any agreement will be subject to a review:” Is it a gift for Russians? ”

M. Trump himself does not appear to be concerned about the meeting. He told participants that he is more upset by the prospect of being scolded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders to leave agreements on Paris’s climate and its hard line on immigration.

Team M. Trump said he could evoke Russia’s documented interference during the 2016 election, but he is unlikely to insist on this: doubts about the legitimacy of his election should be highlighted.

Aides hope they will focus on issues related to Syria, including setting up security zones, anti-reluctant Islamic state and M. Poutine to prevent the government of President Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons against the civilian population.

Before the meeting between the US And presidents of Russia, said Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Wednesday that the United States “is ready to explore

Lawmakers hurt in clashes at Venezuelan National Assembly

Lawmakers hurt in clashes at Venezuelan National Assembly

(CNN) Armed with pipes, sticks and stones, supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attacked the country’s National Assembly in Caracas on Wednesday and attacked opposition lawmakers, witnesses said.

The Independence Day clashes in the opposition-controlled chamber were the latest outbreak of violence in a country that has experienced a broad economic crisis and demonstrations on the occasional streets that require a change of government.

Videos and photos of the scene showed supporters of the government – a little use of handkerchiefs and wearing Venezuelan tricolor – invading the assembly building and the opening of its doors of solid wood.

Inside, the bloodstained floors and the walls act hall because the injured legislators were treated by colleagues.

At least seven lawmakers and five lawmakers were injured, according to National Assembly President Julio Borges.

Journalists inside the Assembly building reported being beaten.
The US State Department issued a statement late Wednesday calling the conflict “an assault on the democratic principles appreciated by the men and women who fought for Venezuela’s independence 206 years ago today.”

The statement called on the Venezuelan government “to provide immediately for the protection of the National Assembly, to ensure that those injured in today’s attack can
Before concluding a military parade on the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Maduro condemned the violence and said that “strange things always happen with the opposition.”

He also ordered an investigation.
“I will never be complicit in any act of violence,” he said. “I want peace for Venezuela. I do not accept the person of violence.”

Lawmakers promised the vote will continue
Despite the violence, lawmakers have pledged to hold a planned meeting to discuss an unofficial plebiscite – a national vote would be a move toward an election to oust Maduro.

Vice President of the National Assembly and opposition leader Freddy Guevara told the official television station Capitolio that he would continue the session as scheduled on Wednesday.
The July 16 plebiscite was asked about the level of confidence in Maduro and seek public opinion in his rewriting of the Venezuelan constitution.
Guevara told CNN en Español that lawmakers Armando Armas and Américo De Grazia were injured during the clash with loyal Maduro. Lawmakers Nora Brancho, Luis Carlos Padilla and Leonardo Regnault were also injured, according to a Twitter meeting.

The assembly member, Armando Armas, with his head and bloody white shirt, posted a video on Twitter with the message. “We were elected to defend the country today, July 5, barbarism is to impose the courtesy before.With the dictatorship!”

The main story lines as Trump returns to Europe

The main story lines as Trump returns to Europe

President Trump has left a wet and soaking Washington Wednesday for his second official visit to Europe.

He landed in Poland on Wednesday for a brief visit before the main item on his agenda: the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg. There, Trump is expected to meet Russia’s face for the first time Vladimir Putin to face.

According to most accounts, Trump’s time at a NATO meeting in Brussels and the Group of Seven summit in Sicily in May did not work. It was characterized by embarrassing public exchanges with their counterparts and European commentaries closed in private.

The following week, apparently annoyed by the enthusiastic remarks of French President Emmanuel Macron balding hands with the President of the United States, Trump decided to look in the nose to Europe and leave the United States agree on the weather in Paris.

The big world puzzle in everyone’s mind is to the east. North Korea’s Independence Day gift to Americans – the first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile – may have been its most provocative move. This provoked a strong rejection of the heads of the USA. And an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, said that the option of using military force against North Korea was on the table. She urged China, whose president will be in Hamburg, to exert more pressure on Pyongyang.

He also said that the United States was preparing a resolution to extend sanctions against North Korea. Chinese and Russian counterparts Haley to the Security Council and did not warn against escalation and pressed for the continuation of the dialogue. Wait for concern about the threat of North Korea to the surface at the top.
On Friday, the biggest interest for many Americans is the tete-a-tete between Trump and Putin, a meeting that has been expected since Trump’s triumph in November.

In the months that followed, Trump’s readiness to improve relations with the Kremlin had faced a storm of controversy in the country in Russia’s efforts to get into the US elections and suspicious collusion between camp members and Trump The Russian authorities.

“In the foreseeable future, the most important element by far, the program of relations between the United States and Russia will avoid a direct collision, which could lead to war,” said Dmitri Trenin, director of the Moscow Carnegie center, my colleague David Filipov.

According to reports, the aid repeatedly reported to Trump – which clearly seems to oppose preparation – before the meeting. The conflict in Syria and Ukraine, among other thorny issues should be discussed.

However, national security adviser HR McMaster said last week that Trump had no “specific program” for the meeting, and feared that Trump, a rookie in the realpolitik world, where Putin is a master, is sujétisé In problematic discussions.
“You could get all the talk about [Putin] issues and their terms,” said Jon Finer, a former Obama administration official, my colleague David Nakamura.

“There is a lot of nervousness in the White House and the State Department about the meeting and how they manage because they see many potential risks,” said Steven Pifer, former US ambassador to the United States, the New York Times.

“There is a gray cloud for the president of the collusion investigation, so any kind of agreement there will be a scrutiny” Is it a gift to the Russians? “”

As for Russia, Trump has some good options for granting or obtaining concessions from Putin. As some experts have suggested, no agreement can be the best so far.

New coach: BCCI CEO set to meet Virat Kohli and team in Jamaica

New coach: BCCI CEO set to meet Virat Kohli and team in Jamaica

NEW DELHI: BCCI CEO (CEO) Rahul Johri will be in Jamaica to meet with Indian captain Virat Kohli and his team in order to receive an opinion on the appointment of the new coach.

Johri must arrive in Kingston on Wednesday night for a detailed discussion with skipper Kohli on the appointment of the coach and other support staff members.

“Yes, Rahul went to Jamaica with the permission of the Steering Committee (COA). He was responsible for receiving comments from the team captain.

Team observations will be forwarded to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to take into account all parameters, “said a BCCI development officer.
The measure is considered by many as the COA BCCI method and try to measure the team’s mood because they want discord in the new designee.

There are some days, Kohli said he will only give out his point of view, if asked for BCCI.
“From a personal point of view, I can not identify all or provide details. As a team, contrary to many perceptions, we do not express our opinions when BCCI asks for suggestions.

So it’s something we’ve always traveled as a process and it’s something we respect as a team, “Kohli said during an interaction with the media during the Antigua stage of the series.

But also questions are posed, either by taking comments from the team of experts to show CAC including Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman in bad light.

The move according to many is another indicator that this is a formality before Ravi Shastri resumes the role of trainer.

In another order of things, we have also learned that the first pacemaker half Venkatesh Prasad has not requested the head coach, contrary to popular belief.

“Venkatesh Prasad is not one of those who applies for the position of coach, he served as chairman of the selectors with the junior team, we do not know that he spread the news Venky his part n He has never confirmed that he had applied for the job “The source said.

The BCCI cuff finds itself in a sticky situation on the issue of criteria for being a full-time manager of the Indian team.
It was learned that the ACO wants former international and first class players as a director, but the administrative work requires a different set of skills.

“The manager must distribute diets, check if the team bus arrived on time, players receive the food they want. They should also book family tickets and make other office supplies.

“How do you expect even an ex-player who played – say ranji 75 games of these jobs,” asked the official.

Oppo A77 launched in Taiwan: Key specifications and features

While Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was earlier powered to be the first Samsung phone to have a dual camera installation, new leaks suggest that the company’s C10 smartphone could jump and take the honor. Freshly filtered images of Samsung Galaxy C10 not only suggest that the phone will feature a dual camera setup, but also that it will be the first smartphone of the South Korean company to have this camera setup.

The filtered image of the Galaxy C10 smartphone, published on Weibo, suggests that the smartphone will be available in a variant of Rose Color, as highlighted in the report on Android titles. Although there is no additional information provided with the filtered image, the antenna lines and the metal body are clearly visible. The power button appears to be located on the right side of the smartphone.
In addition, the Samsung Galaxy C10 seems to deploy to double LED, present between the two rear cameras at the back of the smartphone. As there have been no previous phone leaks, we will have to wait for the official announcement of the company for further details.

A recent leak has suggested that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have a 6.3-inch display and will also feature a two-camera setup. The smart phone has been tilted to have a dual camera configuration that will consist of a 12-megapixel CIS double-angle photodiode and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens. It supports 3X optical zoom, comes with double 6P lenses and supports dual OIS.

OnePlus partners with DxO to improve camera prowess of OnePlus 5

OnePlus announced that it has partnered with DxO to enhance the camera’s prowess of its future flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5. DxO is probably the best known for DxOMark, a popular photography reference. In a publication on his forum, Etienne Knauer, SVP Sales & Marketing at DxO, said: “OnePlus has always been one of the leading innovators in the smartphone industry and we are proud to partner with them And support their exciting Mobile Photography Strategy “.

Many leaks and renderings have suggested that Oneplus plans to use a dual rear camera configuration on its future smartphone feature. The device has a ceramic and metal construction and may have a 5.5-inch QHD display. The phone should be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 flagship platform with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The bankrupt retail lists suggest that the device could have a price of $ 449 (about Rs. 29,000). The company confirmed that the aircraft will launch this summer and that it is numbered “5” due to former NBA player Robert Horry wearing jersey number 5. A number of company employees Would be fans of the player and Shenzhen office of two of his paintings. Previous reports have suggested that society has been ignored the number “4” because the number is considered unhappy in Chinese culture.

Part of Earth’s crust fell from the sky, new research suggests

“These dissolved minerals rose to the upper atmosphere and cooled off, and then these silicate materials that were dissolved at the surface would start to separate out and fall back to Earth,” Baker said.”Ces minéraux dissous sont montés dans la haute atmosphère et se sont refroidis, puis ces matériaux de silicate qui ont été dissous à la surface commencent à se séparer et à tomber sur Terre”, a déclaré Baker.
“Estos minerales disueltos se elevaron a la atmósfera superior y se enfriaron, y luego estos materiales de silicato que se disolvieron en la superficie empezarían a separarse ya caer de nuevo a la Tierra”, dijo Baker. “Estos minerales están montados en la alta atmósfera Se sont refroidis, puis ces matériaux de silicate qui ont été dissous à la s“These dissolved minerals rose to the upper atmosphere and cooled off, and then these silicate materials that were dissolved at the surface would start to separate out and fall back to Earth,” Baker said.”Ces minéraux dissous sont montés dans la haute atmosphère et se sont refroidis, puis ces matériaux de silicate qui ont été dissous à la surface commencent à se séparer et à tomber sur Terre”, a déclaré Baker.
“Estos minerales disueltos se elevaron a la atmósfera superior y se enfriaron, y luego estos materiales de silicato que se disolvieron en la superficie empezarían a separarse ya caer de nuevo a la Tierra”, dijo Baker. “Estos minerales están montados en la alta atmósfera Se sont refroidis, puis ces matériaux de silicate qui ont été dissous à la surface commencent à se séparer et à tomber sur Terre “, un Baker declarado.

Ce processus a permis de créer certains des premiers spécimens de roche connus aujourd’hui.

Baker y Sofonio han probado su teoría en un laboratorio en el uso de una mezcla de materiales de tierra de silicato y agua, los resultados están publicados en el diario Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

“Estos minerales están montados en la alta atmósfera y en los que se enfrian, luego los materiales de silicato que han sido disueltos en la superficie comienzan a separarse y toman sobre la Tierra”, a déclaré Baker.

Ce processus a permis de créer certains des premiers spécimens de roche connus aujourd’hui.

Baker y Sofonio han probado su teoría en un laboratorio en el uso de una mezcla de materiales de tierra de silicato y agua, los resultados están publicados en el diario Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Este proceso ayudó a crear algunos de los primeros especímenes de roca conocidos hoy en día.

Baker y Sofonio pusieron a prueba su teoría en un laboratorio utilizando una mezcla de materiales de tierra de silicato y agua, sometidos a temperaturas extremas y alta presión, los resultados se publican en la revista Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

“Estos minerales disueltos se elevaron a la atmósfera superior y se enfriaron, y luego estos materiales de silicato que se disolvieron en la superficie empezarían a separarse ya caer de nuevo a la Tierra”, dijo Baker.

Este proceso ayudó a crear algunos de los primeros especímenes de roca conocidos hoy en día.

Baker y Sofonio pusieron a prueba su teoría en un laboratorio utilizando una mezcla de materiales de tierra de silicato y agua, sometidos a temperaturas extremas y alta presión, los resultados se publican en la revista Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Ce processus a permis de créer certains des premiers spécimens de roche connus aujourd’hui.

Baker et Sofonio ont testé leur théorie dans un laboratoire en utilisant un mélange de matériaux de terre de silicate et d’eau, mis sous des températures extrêmes et une pression élevée, les résultats sont publiés dans le journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

“Ces minéraux dissous sont montés dans la haute atmosphère et se sont refroidis, puis ces matériaux de silicate qui ont été dissous à la surface commencent à se séparer et à tomber sur Terre”, a déclaré Baker.

Ce processus a permis de créer certains des premiers spécimens de roche connus aujourd’hui.

Baker et Sofonio ont testé leur théorie dans un laboratoire en utilisant un mélange de matériaux de terre de silicate et d’eau, mis sous des températures extrêmes et une pression élevée, les résultats sont publiés dans le journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

This process helped created some of the earliest rock specimens known today.

Baker and Sofonio tested their theory in a lab using a mixture of silicate earth materials and water, put under extreme temperatures and high pressure, the results are published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

“These dissolved minerals rose to the upper atmosphere and cooled off, and then these silicate materials that were dissolved at the surface would start to separate out and fall back to Earth,” Baker said.

This process helped created some of the earliest rock specimens known today.

Baker and Sofonio tested their theory in a lab using a mixture of silicate earth materials and water, put under extreme temperatures and hi

NASA reveals that science fiction films have described the nature of space.

NASA reveals that science fiction films have described the nature of space. However, it is quite interesting when it comes to declaring actual images of astronomers working at 250 miles above the Earth. NASA has recently launched amazing “cam action” images of a

space walk

on the International Space Station, revealing what happens just after astronauts leave their spacecraft in orbit. It’s like a space walk
“During the spacewalk, ESA Thomas Pesquet and NASA Shane Kimbrough prepared the adapter-3 pressure coupling for a second international docking adapter that allows commercial vehicles from the commercial dock”

NASA operates space suits and may compromise future missions

A new audit of the NASA authorities reveals that it operates low in space and new suits may not be there in time. Astronauts have used the same facilities since 1981. The success was designed only for the last 15 years, but NASA was able to lie down in the … Why NASA operates the space suits revealed by Google News View They are similar. ..

NASA space suits have surpassed 40 years and fall

A new workplace report from NASA’s Joint Inspector found that the company operates in the region in short-term space spaces designed for space walks at the global area station. This is what astronauts have called objects of extravehicular mobility. Auditors Criticized NASA Growth Space Suits Printed by Google News View They are similar …

The New Space Suit program of NASA is online

In the past eight years, NASA has spent about $ 200 million trying to develop new space games. However, auditors report that the company is not even close to the preparation of its subsequent configuration technology. However, they must be obtained relatively quickly or miss a report – NASA OIG revealed by Google News View They are similar …

NASA is working from space suits – and can not make the news fast enough

NASA space suits aging begin to collapse and replacements are however a number of years, according to a report from the society auditor. If you have received spare parts in the locker room, NASA would have. This corresponds to … Report – NASA OIG Printed by Google News View They are similar …

NASA revealed the “watercolor world” Saturn

It was created by citizen scientist Gabriel Fiset using JunoCam instrument data on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Scroll down for video. Gabriel Fiset created by using the data in JunoCam instrument Juno spacecraft of NASA. 11. Created by the Cassini spacecraft … It is a large gap between the rings of Saturn Posted by GoogleNews View They are similar … NASA revealed the “world of watercolor” Saturn – Daily Mail

A walk in the eye of NASA in the sky

As with most other telescopes, astronomers postulate a time of observation on the Sofia by presenting proposals that are evaluated by their peers for their scientific promise and their intellectual merits. SOFIA, however, is special so that observers can also request. Astronomers have discovered a solar system that is “very similar” to our own GoogleNews View View They are similar … A walk in the eyes of NASA in the sky – Phys.Org

Why are you working with NASA space suits?he global area station. However, they do not seem to be adequate enough to walk on the moon … NASA is working out of the home – and it’s New Year’s news prepared Revealed By Google News View They are similar …

 

NASA has been working on its obsolete steps, and the news may be out of place in the house. Space suits at that time are designed to function properly when astronauts float outside t

NASA will not have new costumes for years

NASA is about to expire the space suits and is year to prepare new preparations for future missions, according to a new report. The Joint Inspector Workplace (OIG) of NASA found that, regardless of investing nearly 200 million swimwear in the region, NASA is working out of the area,
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Should A 16-18-Year Old Juvenile Accused Of Heinous Offences Be Treated As Adult?

PROGRESS

In a Group Discussion Test as soon as the examiner withdraws from the scene, the candidates (usually 8-12 in number) feel a bit free and relaxed. The tension is reduced to some extent and they start talking to their neighbours or to others in whispers, murmurs or asides. However, soon the tempo and noise of such small talk or conversation grows and many are found talking at the same time. This results in obvious confusion and eventually no one is able to make out who is saying what and to whom. At this stage, we find No. 5 raises his voice above the din and noise of the goings-on so that he could be heard by all and addresses the group as a whole.

No. 5 : (Displaying self-confidence and revealing a warm and friendly disposition with his cheerful, pleasant smile) Friends, please pardon my interruption and lend me your ears. May I have your kind attention for a few seconds, please ? I wish to make a small announcement which is of equal importance to all in the Group. (The confident and assured manner in which No. 5 spoke and his friendly and courteous approach at once ensures silence and order in the Group. All asides and cross-talks cease and all eyes are turned towards No. 5. Since he said that he had some announcement to mahe which would be of interest to all, the curiosity and eagerness of the group is aroused. All are motivated to listen to him with keenness and concentration).

No. 2 : Yes, Mr. No. 5. We are ready. You said you have something special and important for all of us. Please go ahead and tell us about it.

No. 7 : That is right. We are quite keen to know. Gentlemen, let us all pay attention to No. 5. No noise please.

No. 5 : Thank you friends. (Turning towards No. 2 and No. 7) Thank you Nos. 2 and 7 for your cooperation and help. First of all, I want to draw your attention to the fact that we as a Group consisting of the eight of us, have a task before us which we have to complete or achieve, I mean, a target has been set to us as a Group to be achieved within a specified or given time frame. Thus, within a set time-limit we have to complete our task successfully

No. 4 : I say there is no definite time limit. The examiner said we can take 25 to 30 minutes. Therefore, it is flexible.

No. 5 : (Smiling in a friendly manner) That is right, No. 4. You are correct. You will then agree that we must complete our task or assignment within that time limit. Shall we say the maximum limit is 30 minutes ?

No. 4 : I say, what is the difficulty in that ? What is your problem ? When the examiner tells us to stop, we can stop. (He looks around to see whether the examiner is there in the rear somewhere but does not find him) Well, I don’t see any problem. I wonder whether any of you in the Group, of course No. 5 excepted, feels there is any difficulty in completing this so-called task within the given time of 25 to 30 minutes.

No. 2 : Hey No. 4! Why don’t you keep quiet for a while and allow No. 5 to tell us whatever he has in mind ?

No. 4 : You shut up, No. 2. Who the hell are you to order me about ? Who do you think you are ? I have every right to talk and say what I feel like.

No. 7 : Please cool down No. 4. No offence is meant. Let us first listen to No. 5 and then come out with our views and ideas. Please, go ahead No. 5.

No. 5 : Friends, our task, as you are all aware, is to have a friendly discussion on the subject “Should A 16-18-Year Old Juvenile Accused Of Heinous Offences Be Treated As Adult ?” A discussion on the subject implies that all the participants should express their views and exchange ideas on the subject. For the eight of us in the Group to express our views would need time. We also need time for each to comment on the views expressed by others. Therefore, we must all agree and come to a quick understanding as to how exactly we are going to tackle the matter.

No. 4 : I say, it is all beyond me and I don’t understand a bit. You seem to confuse us for nothing. What do you think we were doing before you intervened and asked us to hear your views ? We were just discussing the subject. I was asking the ideas of No. 3 and was explaining my views to him. I am sure others were also similarly comparing notes. Maybe you didn’t have anyone to talk to. Maybe we would have continued with our discussion and but for your interruption, completed the task in time. You Hook us for a ride by alluding to something quite important. It is all a waste of time.

No. 5 : (Smilingpleasantly to the surprise of No. 4) You may be right No. 4. Perhaps, you expressed your views to No. 3 and he gave his reactions to the same, all right. But what about the rest of us ? Don’t you want the others in

 

the Group also to know your ideas ? I am certainly interested in knowing your views on the topic.

No. 7 : Yes, sure. So also the rest of us in the Group and I want to know the views of everyone. Similarly, I want everyone to listen to my own views as well.

No. 4 :1 say, if I was talking to No. 3, my neighbour, I am sure others did the same. No. 7 must have spoken to No. 8 or No. 6. Thus, all of us were discussing the subject.

No. 5 : No one denies that No. 4. But it means that the discussion was limited to two each and was done in sub-groups. No. 8 is sitting across, right opposite to you. No. 1 or No. 7 could hear his views. But what about yourself and myself ? Don’t you think that each member should share his views with all the rest in the Group simultaneously. We would also definitely like to react to your views and make comments.

No. 4 : What do you mean by reacting to my views or making comments ? How does it matter ?

No. 7 : (Intervenes with a smile) May I explain, please ? It means we all listen to you first and understand what you say. If several people speak at the same time, no one will be able to understand anything. Hence, only one must speak at a time. Next, we may agree or may not agree with what you say. We may also have our own ideas on the subject. There will be other comments. No. 5 called it the reaction of others.

No. 6 : I have an idea. I mean, we can have a debate.

No. 2 : You mean we elect a chairman, divide ourselves into two groups, one supporting the proposition and the other opposing it.

No. 4 : I would like to be the chairman.

No. 2 : That is not left to you. I said the Group will elect a chairman.

No. 4 : I don’t care as to what you say, I am going to be the chairman, no matter what you say.

No. 7 : Please, gentlemen, I am afraid we are off the track. No. 5 was about to make proposal as to how we can go about our task and complete it in time. Come on No. 5. Let us have your proposal.

No. 5 : Thank you. We have already taken a lot of time and electing a chairman and mover of the proposition and finalising other formalities will require a lot more of time which we cannot afford. Moreover, you would remember the examiner mentioning that we can have this discussion in an informal, friendly manner without going in for the niceties of a formal debate. I, therefore, suggest a simple procedure. Let each candidate addressAhe group as a whole for two minutes in the first

WINNING STRATEGY

O penness, candour and friendly approach send positive and powerful signals about you and your leadership capability.

instance. Everyone is to get a turn. We can start with No. 1, move on to Nos. 2, 3, 4 and so on, till No. 8 gets his turn and the round is completed.

No. 7 : Very good idea. I am sure you all agree.

Nos. 2 and 6 : Yes, yes. It is okay.

(No. 4 seems undecided and maintains silence.)

No. 1 : Please, please, I don’t want to speak first. Rather I will speak last. Let someone start first.

No. 4 : No, no, that won’t do. It will upset the arrangements outlined by No. 5.

No. 5 : Please don’t worry. No. 4. We can start with anyone who volunteers to be the opening speaker. If you volunteer, you can be the first speaker, we can start with you and end up with No. 3. Otherwise, we can proceed anti­clockwise and after you, it will be the turn of No. 3, then No. 2, then 1, 8, 7 till I get the turn as the last speaker.

No. 4 : I never said that I am volunteering to speak first. I think we should stick to your original idea and begin with No. i.

No. 7 : I suggest we start with No. 2. His turn comes after No. 1. After No. 2, we move on to No. 3, 4, 5 and so on and complete the first round with No. 1.

No. 5 : That is very good. Come on No. 2. Please express your views on the subject.

Comments : During the preliminary stage, we find a number of candidates displaying initiative and taking part in the deliberations. First of all, No. 5 starts the ball rolling. He succeeds in creating a favourable impact on the group and he motivates and sways others to his side by presenting his case with tact, patience and persistence. No. 4 who is keen to assert his authority, interferes and displays opposition. But Nos. 2 and 7 come to the aid of-No. 5. In particular, No. 7 proves very effective with his tacful, persuasive and firm approach. He is able to find solutions whenever the Group is confronted with a problem. No. 2 lends strong support to No. 5, but in his enthusiasm and eagerness adopts a collision course with No. 4. No. 1 appears to be of a docile and dull type. He wastes the opportunity offered to him on a platter. No. 6 seems a bit confused. No. 4 persists in displaying a negative and confrontational approach. In addition, he is averse to shoulder responsibility. We find him spurning the opportunity when he is offered to open the discussion as the first speaker. No. 5 remains cool and counters provocations with patience and cheerfulness. He tackles opposition with reason, logic and understanding. The support given by No. 7 to 5 in achieving the group task is consistent and effective. Nos. 3 and 8 have not made any contribution and have chosen to remain silent observers. Nos. 5 and 7 have emerged as strong leaders with No. 2 as a good supporter. No. 4 is strong and keen but plays a negative role.

No. 2 : Friends, the topic “Should A 16-18-Year Old Juvenile Accused Of Heinous Offences Be Treated As Adult ?” has been given to us due to the consensus of the Rajya Sabha regarding a new Juvenile Justice Bill which was passed on December 22, 2015. The Bill allows 16 to 18 years old, accused of heinous offences, to be tried as adult. This has paved the way for a new juvenile justice system in which the criminal culpability will now be 16 years, subject to some conditions. If we look for detail, we will see that the Bill had been in the making for years, but became a flashpoint after the Delhi gang-rape of 2012. In this gang-rape, one of the perpetrators was a youth, six months short of 18 years. His three-year period in a reformation home ended on December 20, 2015. His freedom brought the crowds and also the family of the rape victim to India Gate to urge that the juvenile perpetrators should not walk free. If we remember, a horrendous gang-rape had been committed in December 2012 by six people in the heart of the country, Delhi and stirred the popular conscience in such a way that not only India, but the whole world including the United Nations, also got upset. In this way, the chain of protests culminated in a countrywide demand for adequate measures to be taken for the safety of women coupled with the harshest punishment for the perpetrators of such heinous crimes. “Damini” or “Nirbhaya” (the fictitious’names for the victim who died after 13 days) became a symbol of the honour of woman in general who has historically been losing her life on the altar of abominable lust of men for ages. As several political organisations and civil society had started demanding harsher punishment and speedier justice in rape cases, the Union Government constituted the Verma Panel to suggest changes in laws relating to sexual offences against women. In its recommendations, the Panel ruled out death sentence or castration for rapists which, to my mind, is not the right judgment or suggestion. To my mind, all the suggestions made by Ms. Jayalalithaa in her 13-point plan which included death penalty and chemical castration also would go a long way in awakening the country. Rapists deserve nothing less than death or castration with life sentence, I think.

 

Besides, the Panel also suggested that the perpetrators below 18 years of age should not be treated as adults. There is one provision in the recent Bill that had been contentious from the start—that juveniles aged between 16 and 18 years who are accused of heinous offences (for which there is a sentence of seven or more years under Indian Panel Code) can be tried under adult laws. This particular provision had been rejected by the aforementioned Parliamentary Standing Committee. The present Bill has provided for treating them as adults and that is necessary.

Comments : No. 2 has understood the subject and grasped the essentials. He is sincere and succeeds in winning over his audience. He has displayed initiative and made reasonable use of the opportunity offered to him. He enjoys a fair range of ideas and puts across his views with force and confidence. Selected.

No. 3 : Friends, I really do not know what to say as far as the topic is concerned. For one thing I am sure, if people are saying that rapists should be hanged till death, there may be some good logic behind it. Similarly, those, who object to the idea of death sentence or chemical castration, must have some strong points, otherwise they must not have raised their voice against it. We are expressing a layman’s concern, not an expert opinion. If the law-makers think that Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2015 which says perpetrators aged between 16 and 18 years should not walk free, it is all right. Those in power, whoever they may be, are the decision-makers and their decisions are always serious, because every decision has its own logic and basis. I consider myself ignorant as far as discussion on such topics is concerned, because I stand nowhere near the people who are supposed and authorised to speak on matters which have legal implications.

Comments : No. 3 has not come out with any original views or ideas on the subject. He has decided to hide his lack of conviction by talking about the issue in a vague language. He has not made any noticeable impact on the group. Rejected.

No, 4 : Well, gentlemen, I would like to interrupt. As far as I am concerned I do not believe in elected government and the idea of democracy. Democracy is the worst form of governance, because in democracy, you are not at liberty to form your own idea and let the people accept it, unless you form an idea keeping in mind the views of others. To introduce a legislation that can provide for a direct and stringent action against serious wrongdoing is easy, but to implement it is very difficult. If wrongdoers had feared law, Nirbhaya would not have had to undergo any physical and mental torture. If you want

SUCCESS IN GROUP
DISCUSSION

Instinctively, they rise to the occasion to steer the ship through the choppy waves to a safe haven. That is the work of the captain. In GD, too, as the cross talks arid asides leave the clock ticking away fast to the deadline, someone conscious of the work on hand volunteers to bring order out of chaos by appealing to all the participants to see reason and come out with their contribution to accomplish the task in an efficient manner within the allotted time. With better qualities of restraint, patience and foresight, the leader inspires all to give their views on the subject given, without puncturing the ego of even the most recalcitrant elements in the group.

that people should follow the way you choose, you should be given the requisite power to make them yield to your views. Democracy never approves of such a way.

Comments : We have already found that this candidate is aggressive, rigid and displays marked negative traits. He has a tendency to quarrel and fightfor selfish reasons. His views do not reflect logic or reason but prove to be mere self-opinionated assertions. He is unable to understand others and cooperate with them. He remains adamant and selfish. He will create clashes, engage in fights and hinder the achievement of the objectives of the organisation. Rejected.

No. 5 : The topic, “Should A 16-18- Year Old Juvenile Accused Of Heinous Offences Be Treated As Adult ?” is very pertinent and serious, given the state of affairs in our society. Actually, the whole issue was highlighted after the Nirbhaya incident and what transpired after it, i.e. the public protests and nationwide anger brought to light the ugly, or rather rotting interior of our society. We should have a befitting solution to this endemic. In all likelihood, the political class or the Government wanted to have speedy closure by ensuring the “maximum punishment” for the men who fatally assaulted the hapless woman inside a bus that sped along one of the busiest roads of Delhi. I do not say that they should not have been punished. They committed such a heinous crime that cannot be forgiven at any cost by any means. But we should try to fix the fractures and fissures in the system as well as society. I mean to say that hanging or castrating the rapists cannot eradicate the grievous ill that is plaguing our society, or for that matter, the system which is prevailing. Even if our legislators, in a fit of conveniently misplaced concern, prescribe the death penalty or chemical castration for rape, the pathology we are dealing with will persist. The responses of a number of the framers and implementers of the law since the incident took place, i.e. December 2012, showed how many of them were themselves complicit in the patriarchy that produces, sanctions and makes excuses for violence against women. Their complicity is evident from not just the foul statements but in the silences and compromises of senior politicians and officials who have been at the helm of the system that is struggling hard to survive. The system has completely failed to ensure security of and justice to women across the country. I mean to say that there are sufficient laws to deal with rape and sexual assault, but not the police, judiciary and leaders in the actual sense, that can work them effectively. This leaderless vacuum must be filled so that such incidents do not take place again and again.

So far as the consensus on passing the Juvenile Justice Bill in the Rajya Sab ha which allows 16 to 18 years old, accused of heinous crimes, to be tried as adults is concerned, I am of the view that it should not have happened. The changes proposed in the new J.J. Bill were rejected by a parliamentary committee headed by the late Justice J.S. Verma and in 2013, the Supreme Court dismissed as many as eight public petitions asking for the age being lowered to 16. I think that we should honour the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It requires all the signatory countries to treat every child under 18 as equal. Millions of school dropouts, like the juvenile convict, who become social outcasts are sucked into criminalisation in the absence of opportunities to better their life. It should be a concern for society. At that, no scientific evidence suggests that adolescents between 16 and 18 have the maturity to grasp the consequences of their deeds.

Comments : No. 5 is a very able, alert and intelligent candidate with a dynamic and pragmatic approach. His views are result- oriented and. practical. We have seen him taking the initiative, accepting responsibilities and meeting all challenges with courage, imagination and competence. His attitude is positive and constructive. He has made a very strong and favourable impact on the Group and has emerged as its strongest natural leader. Selected with top ranking.

No. 6 : The topic of discussion is a progression of the public response to the tragic death of the 23-year-old girl, “Damini” or “Nirbhaya”. The consensus on Juvenile Justice Bill 2015 making juveniles aged between 16 and 18 liable to be treated as adults has only reminded people of that sordid act. The public response was immediate and spontaneous. Nevertheless, I want to say that we seem to be caught between an illiberal, insensitive political class and a rampaging mob demanding instant solutions, with only a thin line drawn between the two. The gang-rape should have been understood as a complex socio-political issue resulting as much from bad policing as from deep-rooted idea of female purity and honour. The Indian society is inveterately patriarchal which is intolerant of liberalised women, behind the facade of enlightenment and modernity. The frequent rapes and honour killings are nothing but violent infestations of our male mindset. Most feminist groups which genuinely act in interests of rape victims have strongly rejected the death penalty as the answer to rape. They do so because of the fact that it invests the rape with precisely the power that makes it so fearsome. Besides, it will further lower the conviction rate in rape cases. They see the political class’s shrill articulation of the death penalty demand as a hollow token of sympathy. Everybody knows that the political parties simply try to divert the people’s attention from the actual malaise. Most of them actually have the archaic notions. An Andhra Pradesh Congress MP commented that “Freedom at Midnight (Independence) does not mean that women should roam on the streets during late hours.” The Delhi gang-rape rocked the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, but no MP spoke with intelligence and due sensitivity on the subject. Some speakers were, in fact, very funny. They spoke of rape as if it were the end of the world. Most of them wanted a law that would put all the rapists to death. An MP from Bihar held “provocative item numbers” in films responsible for such crimes. Not content with describing rape a serious and grievous offence, a former Justice- turned-politician even went to the extent of describing reason behind the rape “a cultural degradation” and absence of teaching “a code of religious conduct”. We do not need any regressive moral or religious teachings to stop rape-like happenings.’We need, in fact, to enforce the Constitutional guarantee of equality at home, at the workplace and on the streets. We need to liberate women from the fear of rape, which is treated with horror not because it is-»violent, but because it is thought to be violative. We should try tojaegih the process of

WINNING THE FIRST
IMPRESSION

Present yourself properly at the Group Discussion. Timing is very important. Be there ten minutes early, but never one minute late. When the examiner tells the subject, listen to him carefully and attentively. Think over all pros and cons and mentally prepare yourself on the subject, as to how best you can project your viewpoint. Avoid gossips and cross-talks. Intervene effectively, if the house is in asides.

Whatever the clothes you put on, they should be clean, well pressed and smart-looking. Do not overdress. You should be comfortable with your dress. Have a smart hair-cut beforehand. A faint aroma of perfume, or body deodorant, will not go amiss. But consciously avoid overdoing it. Your voice should be friendly and clear. Do not use any provocative or unfriendly word during the discussion. Your selection of words should be perfect. Be bold, straightforward and, at the same time, remain polite.

destigmatisation and demystification of rape by dissociating it from words like “honour”, “violation”, “defilement”, “disgrace”, etc. Rape should be treated as a serious offence like murder. The perpetrators of such crimes of any age can be punished in any way that does not matter at all. Nor does lowering of age make any difference. They can be hanged, castrated or punished anyway, change of mindset is as necessary as punishment.

Comments : This candidate has grasped the subject and come forward to offer some original views. He has displayed adequate mental strength and courage to differ from the other candidates. His arguments are linked to logical reasoning and rationale. Once warmed up, he is ready to meet the challenge with confidence. Recommended for selection.

No. 7 : Well, we have discussed the topic a lot and expressed our views in a very explicit manner. Some contradictions and disparity made the discussion all the more interesting and worth listening to, too. To my mind, if majority of people find the punishment, i.e. death penalty or castration and imprisonment and lowering of age for the perpetrators to be tried as adults to 16 suitable they are not wrong. The legal process, however, really takes too much time and forces people to lose faith in the legal system which does not seem justified. As our friend, No. 6, has suggested the solution and that can be a way. But that cannot be achieved in a day or overnight. There should be an emphasis on moral education from Class I to the Master’s level. Regular seminars and public preachings can also make the job simple. Elderly people should be allotted the job of educating the young boys about the importance of moral uplift.

Comments : We find no force in No. 7’s statement, as he has not spoken anything on the subject in question. Though he is very intelligent, imaginative and articulate, he has not tried to throw any light on the issue in question. He advanced very strong, and weighty arguments in support of moral education and ethical values but he has not dwelt on the given topic that deals with the punishment for the crime. As he has digressed from the topic, his arguments have proved of no avail to the group. The group was interested in knowing his opinion about the subject, not in his views on the importance of moral education. He cannot be considered for selection, because for leadership qualities, concentration on the target to be achieved is necessary. Rejected.

No. 8 : Friends, I really wonder that educated people like us discuss this worthless topic which does not deserve any attention at all. First, let me know if any of us is interested in joining politics. As t think nobody will be willing to join even in the least. Leave the affairs of punishment to the politicians and legal experts and let them decide what method should be adopted. As far as my personal views are concerned, I want to say that it hardly matters to me if rapists aged 16-18 are hanged or castrated. If you think that it will result in something significant, you are really very immature.

Comments : No. 8 has spoken for the first time. He seems rather aloof and rigid. He is not keen in cooperating with others. He prefers to go his own way irrespective of the views, feelings, wishes and aspirations of others. Hence, this rigid and narrow-minded candidate is not suited for the role of a successful team leader. Rejected.

No. 1 : Friends, I am really thankful to you all, because you have carried out the discussion in such an interesting manner that I could not help listening to the discussion from the very beginning to the end. I agree, more or less, with all of you and appreciate your ideas.

Comments : A dull candidate who lacks ideas and enterprise. Rejected.    rglf)