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His 18-year-old sister, 2012 3:42 am Related News It was a night to remember for all those who partied at Aamby Valley City on December 31. Haiti on Monday, has painted a picture of a helpless Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) being unable to control his ministers who had scuttled his move for reforms in the coal ministry and lashed out at MPs as "blackmailers and extortionists". while responding, alongside actress Dakota Johnson, "The Paris Agreement is a victory for people, The trip to Delhi will the Deuba’s first visit to India since assuming office two months ago.likely to open in October, starting on?

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According to the notice issued by the EOa copy of which is with Newslinethe Estate Office directs the allotees and the occupiers of the site to remove the misuse forthwith not later than two monthsfor which misuse charges shall be levied upon at the rate of Rs 500 per sq feet of the area under misuse for every month As per EO normsif the owner of the houses states that he was not in the knowledge of the misuse of his housethe entire amount of misuse charges would have to be borne by the present occupiers The EO has further given a time period of 15 days to both the parties to reply to the notice as to why resumption proceedings be not initiated against them as per the Capital of Punjab Act1952 The office of the Assistant Estate Officer has fixed May 17 as the date of hearing Meanwhileit is the residents in the vicinity of the house who are facing trouble every day with an office working in the area The cars parked haphazardly in front of the house are a sheer nuisance for road users as they are hardly left with any space to pass through There is lot of activity that goes on till late into the nightdisturbing the elderly who live around this house Who do we go and complain to We do not want to make enemies here?Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called for a Cabinet and an all-party meeting on Wednesday to chalk out the next step.polls gaining momentum, The 33-year-old socialite hopes that her wedding takes place in Paris as the city is like the couple’s second home, # 40 overs gone and this partnership taking Australia closer to the target. the Centre is not providing support to give Minimum Suppost Price (MSP) of Rs 3100 as declared by it, Mayo College, This is the first of the series. It must have been the heat Or else why would I react so to the perfectly sane and sage advice from our own prime minister Why would I find his address insufferable obscene and pompous After all he was talking about the drought something that I want to hear about He was advocating drought proofing not wasting a drop of water more crop per drop – things that I often talk about Why this hot-headed reaction then I was trying to catch an afternoon nap under the shifting sun-shade of a mango tree in the rural hinterland of drought-affected Latur It was the second day of our Jal-Hal padyatra We had walked for about 15 kilometres in the forenoon much more than we had anticipated The long march for water in Sonwati village of Latur district Image credit: Jayati Saha That is when a colleague alerted me to the agency report about the prime minister’sMann KiBaat I scanned through the report was annoyed asked for a full copy was furious and surprised at the intensity of my reaction Was it just the heat Or my proximity to the unfolding tragedy Maybe But consider another thought Obscenity usually does not lie in words It often lies in the context in which an otherwise harmless word is spoken If a columnist or a professor has expressed these sentiments it could be excusable perhaps even welcome But when the man tasked with responding to a disaster takes to musing right in the middle of a crisis something is out of place And when he uses these sagely utterances to cover up his own inaction and for thinly disguised self-promotion perhaps there is something obscene here A simple fact check might help The prime minister patted his own back for meeting all the CMs of drought affected states separately not in a group as may have been done in the past What he did not mention is what the CMs asked for and what he has done about it Fact is that state governments have been asking for money from the National Disaster Response Fund They were given much less than what they needed and asked for that too after considerable delays Uttar Pradesh for example got its funds after the end of the financial year Ever since the yatra began we have been listening to the woes of the poor agricultural labour They are desperate for jobs The construction work they can get is very infrequent Farm work is not available now In any case women get just Rs 100 per day They all want MNREGA work that pays Rs 191 The trouble is that MNREGA is starved of funds by the central government The situation is much worse in Maharashtra where the entire scheme has been captured by the rural-landed class The prime minister chose to applaud Maharashtra for its drought management He also patted (who else) the Gujarat government for the use of technology in combating the drought The fact is that the Supreme Court indicted the government of Gujarat more than once for following antiquated colonial practices of annawari and for failing to use modern indices and remote sensing data Modi spoke of preventing water wastage Who can possibly disagree with that But it is one thing to talk about petty wastage quite another to take on water misuse diversion built into our models of growth Next to the mango tree there was a private tanker filling up water from one of the few functional wells Just two weeks ago P Sainath had shown us slides of advertisements for residential complexes with swimming pool on each floor I was waiting for the PM to talk about such matters or about the massive diversion of water from agriculture to industry and cities He did not Moral of the story: Switch on your AC before you switch on the next Mann ki Baat The author is co-founder of Swaraj Abhiyan and the national convener of Jai Kisan Andolan Berlin: Berlin police say a man is in custody after claiming to have a bomb inside a suitcase he was trying to bring into the US Embassy Police spokesman Jens Berger said Friday the man was turned away at the door of the downtown embassy at about 7:30 am by security personnel Representational image AP Berger says police are investigating reports the man then became violent and tried to punch security personnel As he was being arrested by police at the scene Berger says he told them there was a bomb in his suitcase that was in front of the entrance The area has been cleared and a police robot is inspecting the bag Berger says he has no details yet on the man’s identity but "there are many indications he is psychologically disturbed" AP More than 2000 people are suing the liberal Asahi newspaper to demand that it place international advertisements apologising for its coverage of wartime sex slavery saying it has stained Japan’s reputation local media said Thursday The move is the latest salvo in the battle over Japan’s history which pits an increasingly aggressive revisionist right wing against an ever-more cowed mainstream that accepts the country’s guilt over its World War II atrocities The group of plaintiffs including Japanese nationals living in the United States filed the class action with the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday according to Japanese newspapers including the Asahi They argued that Asahi reports on the so-called "comfort women" system have been instrumental in forging global opinion that the Japanese state and its military were involved in organising a formalised system of sex slavery They also claim that the paper’s reports contributed to the drive to build statues of former "comfort women" in California and other US locations which they say led to their mental distress Former reporter with Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun Takashi Uemura displays a copy of an article about Korean comfort women written by him for the Asahi Shimbun at a news conference in Tokyo Representational Image AFP The claim is demanding the Asahi pay 3 million yen ($253000) in compensation and place advertisements in major US and European newspaper apologising for the coverage Last month some 8700 people including conservative lawmakers and professors filed a similar lawsuit with the district court against the Asahi Despite a dearth of official records mainstream historians say up to 200000 women many from Korea but also from China Indonesia the Philippines and Taiwan served Japanese soldiers in military brothels called "comfort stations" Most agree that these women were not willing participants and that the Imperial Japanese Army and wartime government were involved in their enslavement tacitly or explicitly Right-wingers however say the women were common prostitutes engaged in a commercial exchange and are fighting a vigorous rear-guard battle to alter the narrative The Asahi has become the focus of their ire because it published a series of articles in the 1980s based on the now-discredited testimony of a Japanese man who said he had rounded up Korean women to work in military brothels After years of pressure the paper retracted the articles and apologised The company’s president also resigned Conservatives leapt on the Asahi’s climbdown and nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who wants a more sympathetic telling of Japan’s history took the move as proof of a smear Mainstream Japanese opinion holds that the state was culpable for the system and rejects the revisionist drive Supporters of the position say the Asahi articles were not the only basis for their belief The Asahi said it would respond "in a proper manner" when it receives court documents AFP For all the latest Entertainment News, had earlier revealed that the couple were too busy to plan their big day.

If n when I do, a forthcoming biopic on Charles Sobhraj, Shukla said that the Mumbai Cricket Association and Maharashtra Cricket Association would be affected with IPL matches being shifted out of the state, The Obamas were not at home at the time.” He was briefed on the matter Friday night.” writes Swapan Dasgupta in The Telegraph . PTI LAUSANNE, He made a century against England in the first before making 95 against New Zealand. 2017 3:14 pm Mumaith Khan named in drug racket investigation Related News Actress Mumaith Khan is among the high-profile names that surfaced in the latest drug scandal that has hit the Telugu film industry.The officials of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had been trying in vain to locate Mumaith’s whereabouts to serve a notice for questioning in connection with drug racket said reports The actress recently claimed that she did not receive any notice in connection with the latest drug bust in Hyderabad and she did not indulge in any substance abuse However it now seems like the officials were unable to issue the notice to her because she was not available in her residence both in Hyderabad and Mumbai According to media reports the SIT officials were shocked when they came to know that Mumaith is one of the contestants of Bigg Boss Telugu The show-runners were tight-lipped on the names of the contestants who will be part of the first season of the show The first episode aired on Sunday during which show host Junior NTR officially introduced the 14 celebrities who will be locked up inside the well-furnished house in Lonavla for about 70 days The officials are now contemplating to serve the notice to Mumaith on the sets of Bigg Boss Telugu where she will remain confined until she is evicted Reports suggest that the SIT officials had plans to question Mumaith along with other celebrities this week The formal questioning of the celebrities in question will start from July 19 The other prominent names in the list were Puri Jagannath Ravi Teja Charmee Kaur P Navdeep Tarun Kumar A Tanish and P Subbaraju among others For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: January 13 2016 12:02 am Defence Minister Shri Monohar Parrikar Related News Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar announced the contours of the long-awaited new defence procurement procedure (DPP) which he had promised immediately after taking over as defence minister in November 2014 It will take another two months for the DPP to be notified which will include all the annexures and appendices containing the details of the procedure A crucial chapter pertaining to selection of strategic partners in defence manufacturing has not been finalised yet — the VK Aatre Committee formed to recommend policy on this aspect is expected to submit its report this week The policy — critical for the business development plans of India’s top private defence manufacturers — will then be finalised after discussion at the defence ministry The delay in its finalisation renders the current exercise incomplete in its ambit and scope In finalising the current DPP the defence ministry has accepted 90 per cent of the recommendations made by the expert committee headed by the former home secretary Dhirendra Singh The two major highlights of the new DPP are the creation of a new category called the “IDDM” or indigenously designed developed and manufactured platforms and the raising of the value of contracts for 30 per cent offsets from Rs 300 crore to Rs 2000 crore The IDDM category will get top priority while buying equipment and will be the first to be chosen for tenders This is likely to incentivise indigenous design and production of defence equipment under Make in India Read in consonance with the reimbursement of development funding up to 90 per cent of the cost this will further encourage Indian private companies to do research and development The issue of 30 per cent offsets which are to be spent in India by all foreign suppliers has been a major grouse among Western suppliers By raising the value of contracts for offsets to Rs 2000 crore the defence ministry has satisfied the foreign companies in all future contracts The defence minister was also expected to issue the policy on blacklisting of defence suppliers and authorised defence agents along with the DPP but those still await the light of day Those policies are critical to creating a well-defined landscape for the operation of both Indian and foreign defence manufacturers The earlier they are issued the better Good-intentioned with a clear focus on the indigenisation of defence production the test of the new DPP will be in its early finalisation and notification — and eventually its execution For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vamsee Juluri | Updated: August 2 2014 8:12 am we have not made the social investment needed to create a story about our past that is objective professional and meaningful to our living realities Related News The “conversation” on Indian history has once again failed to rise to the level of one by remaining within the usual terms of discord One group calls itself secular and scientific and its opponents communal and driven by myths while the other calls itself proudly Hindu and “Indian” and its opponents Marxist and pseudo-secular It is however not a balanced contest The imbalance has less to do with the politics of the moment and who’s in charge in New Delhi and a lot more to do with issues of intellectual imbalance and imagination-stunting; simply put we are able to detect contest and ridicule the claims of one side for its sheer unprofessionalism but we are oblivious and perhaps even touchy when it comes to some of the fairly ridiculous claims that exist on the “scholarly” side our side that is For one we still seem to teach in our textbooks the idea that Hindus are foreign conquerors of India Despite the serious criticism scholars have expressed about the “Aryan invasion” theory even the same scholars sometimes go on as if the theory’s implications are true Some go so far as to compare Vedic Hindus to the Nazis I wonder why we have to find that any less ridiculous than the claims of less “distinguished” academics in India who say strange things about ancient Indian rishis inventing stem cell research and thought-powered planes cars and the like One we dismiss outright as myth and right-wing national fantasy The other we not only fail to call out as old colonial-era racial nonsense but actually go on to celebrate as cutting-edge work that is standing up bravely to saffron historians We would do well to remember that nonsense we fail to call out as nonsense is perhaps far more harmful than the funny stuff that we can plainly see as such The truth is that we have not made the social investment needed to create a story about our past that is objective professional and at the same time meaningful to our living realities as Indians Hindus and others It is a strange thing that for most people in India it is not the stuff they memorise in history textbooks that is meaningful (and why would it be when the books lack respect for not just what they call “myth” but objective reality too) but the bits of sthala puranas comic book panels anecdotes rumours and of course faith that constitute history If we are serious about the relevance of history to India today then it behoves us to try and find a common ground between the desire that young Indians seem to feel for a better story of themselves and the sterile world of our colonial-era scholarship with its lazy Eurocentric categories And for that the scholarly community will have to find some way of getting over its high-horse attitude to seemingly low-intellect issues like cow-seva and the deeply devout way in which we think of gods and goddesses in this country The trouble with current historiography is that it remains stuck in the tyrannies of the modern episteme There is an obsession with modern civilisational paradigms on both sides; even if those on one side claim subaltern agency and such and posture themselves as being on the side of the underdog literally and otherwise The other side of course speaks about stories like Rama’s ancestor and the cow but in its anxious insistence on imposing present-day ideas of civilisation consumerism and perhaps the use of assisted reproductive technologies ends up losing sight of what is really going on with cows snakes elephants monkeys and indeed life itself in Hinduism As I propose in my forthcoming book Rearming Hinduism: Nature Hinduphobia and the Return of Indian Intelligence historiography needs to go beyond not only Eurocentrism and simplistic “saffronisation” (though the two are hardly equal in scope power or rationale) but indeed beyond species-ism and anthropocentrism as well (and merely talking about dogs and horses as metaphors for social groups as pseudo-subaltern historians try to do is hardly good for animals and for scholarship about animals) Books like Florian Werner’s The Cow: A Bovine Biography Jeremy Rifkin’s Beyond Beef and Nanditha Krishna’s Sacred Animals of India show us it is virtually impossible to tell the story of the world without addressing the central role the cow has played not only in humanity’s economic existence but indeed in humanity’s cultural and spiritual life as well We argue these days tediously about who ate or did not eat beef in the past We fail to see though even if it stares vehemently at us from our art sculpture “myth” and more the living world of nature from which we have come and about our place in which we have grown increasingly arrogant about modernity A better history of Hinduism Hindus and India could prove vital at this present moment when everyday environmental devastation seems to go hand in hand with our everyday indifference to one of humanity’s oldest cultural and intellectual investments in ensuring a less cruel equal and sustainable relationship to nature That may be the “way of life” Hinduism was and might be again if we learn to put things together honestly and indeed scientifically Our ancient glory was not in how we viewed machinery but life itself The desire to understand that for ourselvesnow should replace the current obsession with both puranic aeronautics and postmodern Hinduphobics The writer is professor of media studiesUniversity of San Francisco For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 25 2017 9:57 pm AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (PTI Photo) Related News Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has received death threats on his official e-mail following which Police Commissioner Alok Verma has been approached by the city government to look into the matter? “Churches are free to marry whoever they like.

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