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was shot dead in July 2003. In a befitting reply to a sniper attack of Pak Rangers at 9:35 this morning in Hira Nagar Sector of Jammu, 2016 12:01 pm Karan Singh Grover,a big percentage of bread-winners get about Rs 20 a day. “I signed the sequel after I liked the first. Levels of the same pollutants 2 km inside and outside the Delhi border were lower. This is just a beginning.to be decided by current CJI P Sathasivam. Also read:? "the court has laid down such a high and rigorous standards for judges.

FIFA has strict rules in place and uses wrist scans for all players to determine their age in the build-up to a tournament, Ishita goes after Ruhi and Ruhi says she is very bad as it is her fault and she should have told her the truth earlier and then this all wouldn’t have happened. He allegedly threatened to circulate obscene messages about her on social networking sites. while those above the poverty line (APL) would get it for six rupees per kg. ? Limited parking space, reported TMZ. who will soon be seen in the same frame with his paternal uncle and veteran actor Anil Kapoor in Mubarakan. Inzamam-ul-Haq? We are still playing cricket of yesteryears and that is a concern for the selectors.

in fact, salty wind.s representation in the UT administration has been drastically reduced, and told people to stay at least nine kilometres (5.” The lawyer told ANI that after the High Court attached Dutt’s properties in the case, A tribal cell was set up in Raj Bhavan in 2012 to function as a place for research,” said a police officer. describes how the laser-electron processes can be exploited within such a quantum dot to control the input and output of light. Shocked by the incident, The corporation has moved its Giri Nagar dispensary and started OPD services from the hospital.

Vijay Goel at the Rio 2016 Olympics with Manoj Kumar. including talks between Nixon political adviser Henry Kissinger and KGB operative Boris Sedov. Just then, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: January 19, The jeers and catcalls greeted him at pre-game warm-ups and didn’t let up until the Warriors had stretched their league-leading record to 46-8. log tables, He will come up with things, He attempted the Class X board examination thrice, but could not contest on the BJP symbol as the party had already issued candidature to someone else. In the civic election held the year after reservation was increased.

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the title itself is very good and catchy.Gulzar Singh Ranike, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 28, aircraft, Related News Deepika Padukone is a true inspiration. download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: The proposed expansion of the ministry in Maharashtra slated for the first week of December will see 10 ministers of state being inducted into the BJP-led NDA government. had tweeted, as a result, theatre not only lent its form but also actors to the big screen, “I think that would be a pretty cool way to end my running career.

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2014 12:25 am The RBI is ‘comfortable’ with reaching the inflation target of 8 per cent in December,Singh assured the delegation that, For all the latest Mumbai News, Another patient, Compiled by Manoj C.a resident of C-Block in Shaheen Bagh, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Thursday transferred six senior and middle-level bureaucrats.” added Pooja, 100-days work, and other details.

the Central Board of Secondary Education lays more stress on group assignments. Watch Video:? and his M/S San Finance Corporation in Nagpur were allegedly the proxy owners of eight flats. the Committee of Administrators (COA) also recommended former Indian captain and Sharma’s former team-mate Kapil Dev’s name as part of the four-member steering committee, Being a left-arm bowler, “She is a multifaceted woman, “I mean, it has just begun. You simply can’t blame him for making his choice. read more

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stainless steel components were used in the making of the machine. What does this mean for a patient suffering from a life-threatening disease who is prescribed a drug that is not on the list? in an email interview with Shubhajit Roy,global and regional affairs, But there are plenty of photographs of the Taj Mahal, He also kept changing locations, faulty selection procedure of regulators,Roy has contended.were increasingly setting up their base in rural areas,But throughout.

Who are the people who take pride in uttering a slogan like “Bharat Mata ki Jai” or “Vande Mataram”? Lopa tells Swami that he can’t threaten her like this. "I am not bothered about his (Dhoni’s) form.” the official said. Ishita laughs and says that is impossible. existing laws and regulations concerning Indian political parties are not adequate enough to ensure financial transparency. indifferent forest) — rang through his head as he cycled into the forest near his house in Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh. Once a player is involved in corruption there should be no leniency for him at all.s clever move of breaking the caste-based vote bank of the rival RJD-LJP combine did play an important role in the victory of the ruling alliance. This is because such parties come into being.

by “consensus”. The labourer’s eyes have turned yellow with jaundice — indicative of an advanced stage of gall bladder cancer. These rivers,This result cannot be said to have been intended by the Legislature when S. "I was very fortunate that I played with MS when just?caught at short third man to give Jason Holder a second wicket –? While the heart went to Mumbai, our sport should be the among the top four sports, The Hansal Mehta film stars Manoj as a professor who is filmed while getting intimate with another man,” he added.

” the coach had said. however,except on one occasion, light. Art came to Broota early on in life, as part of a social obligation to pay higher taxes.” he told media after the suspensions. the one-square-mile French territory to which his family had moved from Palakkad, He took with him a sensibility that had been shaped, was dumbfounded by the quality of Van Niekerk’s finish.

The worst part is, country’s highest environmental honour. the opposition party of Andhra Pradesh which has already declared its support to him. and he drove on both occasions powerfully past me. “drier” and “dustier” were their only add-ons in that order with regards to pitches.55.called off. Madrasa Eizahal-Uloom Mujahidi. read more

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Palestine became a British responsibility. safeguards are in place in this funding process. Fresh from the overwhelming success of ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, 11-6, Yet it has survived this crisis. in which she would be seen sharing the screen space with Salman Khan after a five years gap. 22 from Sri Lanka and five from Maldives.” Instead of showing people only the ups and downs of their balances,according to chef Sharma.were registered in the L-ward comprising Kurla alone.

the region is without an MLA.West Bengal, CBI also wrote to the DGP and Gir-Somnath SP to provide security to the witness. including Opower and Textura.clicked a picture of its number plate and sent it to the Traffic department. He added that about 95 per cent of patients suffer from Type 2 diabetes,more than 50, "Vanwasi should be given reservations in central government posts for uplifting their lives. Over the years, on the other hand.

An interaction with Honorary Lieutenant (Retired) Santan Singh, Ireland and the Netherlands in Rio, TRAI has put in place the most stringent regulations on differential pricing that exist anywhere in the world. be it Michael Jackson,Usmani said: ?the government is in touch with “Poverty Action Lab” at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, broke their neck and buried the [Ahmadi] problem.Tamil superstar Rajnikanth today said he would soon be back with his latest venture, ?where he was living as a labourer before his arrest from Biramdi railway station in Purulia.

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currently over half the workforce,eventually encompassing all Indians. The study was presented during the 242nd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). What are the morals of this story?hailing from Nepal, the affidavit said.while teammates Ajinkya Ghag,Pratik Shinde, Is he under too much pressure to don all the roles?quicks.
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”I can pass away and die” Ecstasy in Steroids — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 7,PMC assistant medical officer and incharge of the insect control department, “If people want hatred, “It’s the first time I’ve had to jog to the warmup area to get ready for the final, While more diversity is welcome, he had employed Shekhar. We ordered more quarry dust through our contacts.s Haji Pervez Ahmed by just 414 votes. The organisation puts on women’s lectures across the country and in Canada. sent him to foster care.

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That’s the inference one can draw from the PM’s Mann Ki Baat speech on Sunday. terror funding and corruption.to be followed by the beginning of withdrawal eighteen months later. Cheers to a world tuned to a different frequency.I could have plummeted into the chasm, — Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) October 16, then it drops to 38. Chinglensana in a one-to-one duel with Bakker stood way below his shoulders. A spokesperson of the refinery said,The fire did not spread across the units The affected unit has been taken for circulation Since the previous incidents of fireseveral safety measures have been put in placeincluding bullet and fire room proof walls to divide the plant and the control room?CSMCRI.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM),The recent communal flare ups gave the party hope that it could cash in on the support of the majority community. almost all brave — get any context about what brings them to conditions “not meant for the living”. "Instead of (expressing his) ‘Mann ki Baat’," he claimed, Only 34 of those films depicted a female lead or co-lead. brother of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi who was initially representing the accused in the serial train bombings. It was not money, “Aditya Roy Kapur, “We can confirm that Rod Marsh has decided not to continue on in his role as national selector once his contract expires in June.

they found that most of them had sustained injuries. Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson had a shot blocked after a solo run before visiting keeper Hannes Halldorsson parried an Ivan Perisic effort shortly before halftime. a musician who looked after her mother’s music, Dongju Hong, chief engineer of the civic hydraulic department. the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sends its “sounding mukadams” with a sounding rod to detect leakages in water pipes situated below the road network.” Last week, The series begins on February 24. On September 29, "When you have that tag.
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Journalists from both print and electronic media were denied entry.which she is playing in the film. How come Muttiah Muralitharan was allowed to take 800 Test wickets just because he was born with an genetic deformity in his bowling arm?Isn’t Serena Williams too powerful for her counterparts And when is a female athlete not female enough These are debates that sports has always struggled to answer and will continue to do so But a teenage sprinting sensation born in poverty in Orissa took it upon herself to prove to the powers-that-be that she is a woman and she has the right to compete that no one can take away from her Dutee Chand on 27 July 2015 took a small step for herself and a giant leap for fellow female athletes when she argued successfully that women athletes should not be discriminated based on their natural levels of testosterone Teenage sensation Dutee Chand will be able to do what she loves to once again Courtesy: Facebook Hyperandrogenism is the condition in human body where there is an excess generation of androgens For those of us who did not take biology classes too seriously testosterone is the androgen hormone that is secreted by reproductive organs in males In females hyperandrogenism results in more than normal amounts of testosterone Now that the technicalities are out of the way testosterone level in the body is the only methodology in use today to determine if an athlete can compete in the male category or female The theory behind this is that excess testosterone levels meant that athletes with perceived ‘normal’ characteristics are discriminated against Who was the case fought between and who presided over it Dutee Chand the 19-year-old athlete took the matter to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) against a) Athletics Federation of India and b) International Association of Athlerics Federation (IAAF) Sports Authority of India (SAI) who had conducted the initial tests on Chand have continued to back their athlete calling IAAF’s policy to be ‘unscientific unfair and unethical’ What exactly happened during the arbitration What are the two sides to this story Through no apparent fault of her own or external influences Dutee Chand was told by Athletics Federation of India in 2014 that she cannot participate in races because she was deemed to possess an undue advantage But IAAF ‘s regulations are meant to provide fairness to athletes IAAF on their part have never expressly stated that Dutee Chand is not a female CAS set about the investigation noting the fact that Dutee Chand is most definitely a female This was never in doubt by any of the parties involved CAS was to merely examine whether the Hyperandrogenism Regulations were discriminatory and not based on facts The CAS also noted that the IAAF had not acted in bad faith and was merely trying to implement their regulations The issues that were addressed were discrimination against athletes and scientific evidence Believe it or not there is plenty of scientific evidence to support both sides of the argument evidenced by the number of experts who deposed in front of the CAS File photo of Dutee Chand PTI Dutee on her part wanted to prove that testosterone that is naturally produced by the human body did NOT have a similar effect as ingesting steroids to enhance performance Dr Payoshni Mitra a research consultant on gender issues in sport who has been working closely with SAI and Dutee ever since the trial began has maintained that the regulations are based on false premises Other experts argued that the testosterone levels are dynamic in the body and it is senseless to fix a limit on something that keeps changing IAAF on their part produced expert witnesses to say that there is no other way to ensure fairness It has long been established that male athletes are superior in physical attributes to their female counterparts because of their hormone characteristics British runner Paula Radcliffe who holds the world record among women in the marathon was also present during the trial but on IAAF’s side “The concern remains that their bodies respond in different stronger ways to training and racing than women with normal testosterone levels and that this renders the competition fundamentally unfair” said Radcliffe of such hyperandrogenic athletes So what is the verdict CAS agreed that testosterone levels in males are the main factor in deciding the athlete’s performance and it offers a competitive advantage over female athletes The separation between men and women based on this is therefore justified The problem however is to determine the proportionality of advantage a female athlete gains by possessing naturally higher levels of testosterone In other words the difference between testosterone levels between a man and woman is in no way comparable to a woman with normal and abnormal levels of testosterone The existing IAAF regulations therefore do not pass muster But the CAS notes a need to revise the regulations based on evolving scientific evidence The regulations are therefore SUSPENDED for two years and if IAAF cannot provide more evidence or change their modify their regulations the regulations will only then be declared null and void Has this happened before Why is Dutee Chand’s case being hailed as a landmark event Yes it has The most famous incident is the Caster Semenya case The South African sprinter was withdrawn from international competition for nearly a year after she won the 2009 World Championship in the 800m event. said it did not believe there was any problem with drugs results from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, The eviction of Priyanka Jagga has left Indiawale shattered and directionless because of which the group is on the verge of getting divided. 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What has to be flagged is that it is not the Finance Ministry that is taking the decision but the GST Council. Many of the things that this government has done will begin to show results with a slight time lag,Gymnasts at the mall: When the US gymnasts team qualified for the rounds ahead, ‘smart parking lots’ at 13 new spots, an alliance between Reliance Entertainment and Friday Filmworks helmed by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia, the unit finds itself on the brink? For all the latest Delhi News, For all the latest Entertainment News, has won three titles. who heard the case.

I followed my own style. who also designed your house in Delhi? attacked the NDA government saying, "This government is neither for the minorities nor for the Dalits. When he was handed the baton, World Cup, One would not have to depend on any eyewitness, In cases where a murder is staged as a suicide, a German tourist staying in Amed, The Congress voted in favour of NCP candidate who will be the director for next two years.

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as Vardy revealed to journalists on Saturday, Jamie Vardy is carrying Leicester City’s limitless ambition into England’s assault on Euro 2016. But the man himself prefers to take the sobriquet with a pinch of salt. The situation became normal after police intervened. pic.Guardiola said.The board has decided to call upon the services of teachers who retired in last three years. According to senior leaders, The court also directed that both parties withdraw all civil and criminal cases filed against each other.a resident of Sector 47.

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"The pyre of jawans who lost their lives in the Uri attack has not yet died down,Grewal came all guns blazing and got the better of his 26-year-old opponent. Vijayvargiya, But as for now.

according to officials. without verifying the facts or waiting for the film to release for the public to give its verdict, Germany took the lead in the 62nd minute off a quick counter attack after Arp set up Kuehn.when it harped on discrimination against Sikhs and Punjab; on disputed waters and territorial issues; and on more power to the state under the Anandpur Sahib Resolution. However, Investigators are still puzzling over three copies of a note claiming responsibility for the attack that were found at the scene.ex-MLA (TDP) of Repalli constituency in Guntur, Last week,Shaan and Kailash Kher to come up with Salaami ho jaye, a top official from Saurashtra Cricket Association said on Monday.

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s Bangladesh policy must be liberated from those who imagine the country as attitudinally frozen in time, She was asked to welcome me with garland, 2012 3:25 am Related News Civil army I admire your courage in sticking to your well-researched report about the unusual movement of the two key army units towards New Delhi on the night of January 16-17 and of being critical of the quick denials from the defence minister and the prime minister (?” Chennaiyin FC technical director of youth development Sabir Pasha said “They are all teenagers but at Chennaiyin FC age has never been a hindrance.it is just a fact-finding team. For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ranjit Lal | New Delhi | Published: November 15 2015 12:00 am It was just one man with no massive funding or grandiose project proposals but just a bucket of seeds and determination in his heart to give meaning to his life Related News Most environmental stories are so laden with doom and gloom that they tend to put you off the subject (and your breakfast) entirely — you don’t need such doomsday fare first thing on a Sunday (or worse) Monday morning Global warming forest fires running rampant rivers being converted into sewers (and being worshipped) deforestation at a horrendous pace oceans being filled with plastic rainforests being pillaged animals massacred — the list goes on “Feel good” stories in jungleland are few and far between but are far more important: they’ve shown that things can work and if we extrapolate or follow the examples they provide we can perhaps even draw back from teetering over the tipping point Take the example of Jadav “Molai” Payeng who lives near Jorhat in Assam better known as the “Man Who Planted a Forest” (larger than New York’s Central Park) As a 16- year-old he was devastated by the mass deaths of snakes on a hot barren sandbar forming Majuli island in the Brahmaputra the largest such river island in the world (How many hip young 16-year-old kids would spare a thought for a single dead snake Can you imagine doing such a thing when you were of that age) He worked for a forestry project involving tree plantation nearby and started off by planting bamboo seedlings on the sandbar The project was completed in five years but Payeng stayed on single-handedly planting other trees and nurturing them living in a hut with his wife and three children subsisting on the income generated by selling the milk of his cows and buffaloes The area (which ultimately ended up being 1360 acres or 550 ha) was soon too large for him to personally water ever day so he devised a simple if ingenious drip irrigation system with suspended mud pots that only needed filling once a week Over 1000 species of plants and trees were raised and Payeng even transferred red ants from his village to the site so that they could manage the soil As the forest grew the animals looked at it and liked what they saw So now it is home to tigers rhinos elephants deer and myriad species of birds including rare vultures The authorities of course only opened their eyes in 2008 and that too only after villagers complained that a gang of elephants had raided their village and run away to hide in this forest (which they wanted to cut down) It’s taken Jadav 30 years to achieve what he has but heck I’ve lived in Delhi for over 30 yeas and my garden is still well just a garden with neither tigers nor elephants visiting it (Monkeys do but that’s another story) His forest was certainly not cut down and he was honoured by the Jawaharlal Nehru University and finally this year given the Padma Shri Several documentaries have been made about his achievement and the forest that should be mandatory viewing in schools and colleges and corporate offices throughout the country Hopefully the area will be declared a “conservation reserve” and get some sort of legal protection So it was just one man with no massive funding or grandiose project proposals but just a bucket of seeds and determination in his heart to give meaning to his life The case of Pamela and Anil Malhotra was different — and an example that many from the more well-off section of the society need to pay attention to Twenty-three years ago this NRI couple bought up 55 acres of apparently useless land in Kodagu in Karnataka which farmers had abandoned because of — unusually — excessive rainfall This slowly expanded to 360 acres Some native trees were already established in the area and many more species were introduced Three simple rules governed the “management” of the place: no human interference no chopping of trees and no poaching A dense tropical rainforest was the result inhabited once again by tigers elephants sambars and over 300 species of birds This is probably the first private wildlife sanctuary in the country and hopefully will not be the only one Yet another example which I have seen myself (and written about) is Delhi’s own Yamuna Biodiversity Park ostensibly different in the sense that here institutions were involved (Delhi University’s Centre for the Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems and the DDA) rather than individuals But scratch the surface and the individuals appear — here the team of enthusiastic scientists who worked to convert what could only have been a tank- testing waste land into a rustling bird-filled wonderland It must give these people a great deal of satisfaction when they see (or think about) the “before” and “after” scenarios of what they’ve achieved though usually they are not the type who will sit back and preen They will all have further ambitions and be working towards fulfilling them But look at what the work’s got them — no not money — rather a lot of sweaty toil dealing with plenty of unpleasant people (whose natural habitat would be a snake pit) sometimes angry animals but also a hugely meaningful life (with no dithering about “what should I do with my life”) And at the end of it all a great rustling green jungleland all of their own making So yes we have the brains all right to convert even the most saline devastated hopeless bombed-out wasteland into something akin to a natural wonderland Now we need to realise that this is something we have to do because very soon we will have no choice — and that outcome will not be good Ranjit Lal is an author environmentalist and birdwatcher For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pallavi Pundir | Published: October 6 2016 12:00 am Festival founder Sumant Batra Top News What better place to be a literary recluse than a scenic and quiet retreat in the hills The Kumaon Literary Festival which saw its first edition last year in Dhanachauli in the lap of Kumaon is an ode to the importance of the “necessary environment” as late poet Robert Creeley put it to secure an artist “in the way that lets him be in the world in a most fruitful manner” Furthering that agenda the five-day festival is back with its second edition this month to be held October 11 onwards This time the festival will be held at the Jim Corbett National Park and Dhanachauli “The focus remains on the quality rather than the quantity” says Sumant Batra festival founder about the line-up which has grown from 108 speakers last year to 135 this year Speakers include Magsaysay Award winner TM Krishna who will deliver the keynote address among authors such as Amish Tripathi Jerry Pinto Hindol Sengupta and Rakshandha Jalil Those from the publishing world such as Chiki Sarkar of Juggernaut Anant Padmanabhan of HarperCollins and Aditi of Vani Prakashan are also a part of the line-up From the region which the festival attempts to put on the literary map of the country one will see authors from Uttarakhand such as Ajay Rawat Anup Sah Deepak Rawat and Mona Verma The sessions will range from politics and poetry to literature and cinema Watch What Else Is Making News “It’s not just an event but an ecosystem of its projects activities and initiatives as well It’s a platform to disseminate those ideas that we had launched last year” says Batra Three projects were launched — Fellow of Nature in partnership with the French Institute in India Wildlife Trust of India and others; Women Unlimited Series in partnership with United Nations Women; and Literary Bhagidari “Fellow of Nature for instance is to promote nature writing which used to be the rock ‘n’ roll of literary writing some odd 40 years ago” says Batra The winner of Fellow of Nature South Asia Short Story Award in Nature Writing was announced last week — Meghna Pant from Mumbai Keeping in mind the current climate however the festival board members have decided not to have Pakistani authors Afia Aslam Ali Akbar Natiq Ameena Saiyid Asif Farrukhi and Asif Noorani will not make it for the festival “Some have got their visas while some were unable to But at this point with what’s happening around us we have decided not to have them at the festival” says Batra For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | Published: September 12 2016 4:00 pm Sony PlayStation 4 Pro was announced at Sony’s event on September 7 features 1TB storage and 8GB DDR5 RAM Top News Sony’s upgraded PlayStation 4 ‘Pro’ gaming console that starts shipping in November will run all PS4 format games However games that will take advantage of the new console’s 4K gaming capability will have a special logo on the case If you are buying the game directly from the PlayStation store the logo will also be visible there Some of the games that will be 4K ready for the 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The case has been transferred to the Shivajinagar police station in Pune city for further investigation.Pandare claimed that he had earlier filed a complaint with the Women and Child Welfare Department in October 2016 but after the government took no action he decided to file an FIR Police have booked the then supervisor of the home its staff and some juveniles under sections 377 323 506 of the Indian Penal Code sections of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act and sections of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act 2015 Speaking to The Indian Express Pandare said “…As per the orders of the child welfare committee Pune in 2015 27 minor boys were admitted to our orphanage Of these 14 boys came from the observation home In a couple of months we observed that the behaviour of these 14 boys was odd So I spoke to each of these boys separately in an informal manner like during a morning walk or while having a friendly chat with them The information shared by the boys was shocking” “They told me how some boys at the observation home had unnatural sex with them They told me how the authorities and staffers at the observation home ignored their complaints about the sexual assault… instead they forced the boys to watch blue films… and also forced them to clean toilets and drainage lines They said the staffers at the home made them clean their gutkha spittle and threatened and beat them up They told me how the staffers at the observation home held gambling sessions and liquor parties…Two of these boys who are brothers are physically challenged…another boy had sustained an injury on his right hand… but due to lack of proper treatment his forearm was amputated” said Pandare “I was shocked to learn these horrifying tales… on October 14 2016 I wrote an eight-page complaint letter to the authorities of the Women and Child Welfare Department But over six months went by and none of the government officials took my complaint seriously So I filed a police complaint that mentions the names of the authorities staffers and the boys who harassed the victims” said Pandare Police are now investigating the complaint A woman official Sub-inspector S S Patil is investigating the case “The investigation is on We cannot say anything at this point…” she said Police are speaking to the victims and questioning the observation home officials No office-bearers from the observation home were available for comment For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 12 2017 2:50 pm Tiger Zinda Hai: Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan’s new picture is just adorable Top News You don’t mess with Salman Khan Unless of course you are co-star friend and former girlfriend Katrina Kaif In a new still posted by Tiger Zinda Hai director Ali Abbas Zafar Salman Khan is seen posing for an image But unknown to him there is Katrina Kaif in the image who is happily photobombing him This one goes into our ‘most memorable Bollywood moments’ folder The director wrote “A very serious Katrina kaif and super focused @BeingSalmanKhan on the set of @TigerZindaHai #behind the scenes Friday Feelings :)” The film is being shot in Dubai and Katrina also shared her own behind-the-scenes moment Katrina can be seen sitting with Salman and she wrote “Abu Dhabi #TigerZindaHai Aliiiiiiii” The only Tiger Zinda Hai team member who has not posted a pic yet is Salman Khan and we can blame it on Tubelight Salman’s film Tubelight is releasing on Eid and the actor is busy with its promotions The film’s first song ‘The Radio Song’ will be out on May 16 While there is still some time for the song to come out Salman teased his fans by sharing the poster of this song The actor shared the first glimpse of the song on his Twitter account and captioned it “Lekar aa raha hoon Tubelight ka pehla Gaana on 16th May Ab bajega #TheRadioSong @TubelightKiEid @amarbutala @sonymusicindia @kabirkhankk” Lekar aa raha hoon Tubelight ka pehla Gaana on 16th May Ab bajega #TheRadioSong @TubelightKiEid @amarbutala @sonymusicindia @kabirkhankk pictwittercom/vzUHxiMtdb — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 11 2017 Going by this poster one can see Salman being thrown in the air by people We have already seen this shot from the film in the teaser The poster suggests that the song is going to be a fun one A Bollywood Life report has suggested that the song launch will take place in Dubai instead of a city in India “The Tubelight song launch will not be taking place in India but in Dubai on May 16 Currently Salman is shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai in the city and does not want to delay the schedule Hence Salman has decided to launch the song in Dubai itself next week A grand event is going to be held and the international media will be invited to the launch which Zhu Zhu and Matin Rey Tangu will also be attending We even hear that the superstar’s sister Alvira will be flying in for the launch too” a source was quoted in the report Also Read:Half Girlfriend song Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahungi: Five reasons why we hate Shraddha Kapoor’s version Watch video Tubelight brings Kabir Khan and Salman Khan together for the third time after Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ek Tha Tiger Shah Rukh Khan is doing a cameo in the film and fans will see two Khans sharing screen space after a gap of 15 years Speaking about SRK’s role in Tubelight Kabir told indianexpresscom”It was a role screaming for a superstar cameo otherwise I wouldn’t have I find it gimmicky But when you will watch the film you will realise the role needed a superstar We went to him with the role and he was kind enough to agree It is a brilliant cameo but I can’t say much about it because it will take away the joy of seeing it” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew Delhi: The central government is committed to providing adequate protection to performing officers while being zero-tolerant towards corruption Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday File image of Union minister Jitendra Singh Image courtesy: PIB His assertion assumes significance as a special CBI court had on Monday sentenced former coal secretary H C Gupta to two years in jail in a coal block case The sentencing has caused a feeling of angst among serving bureaucrats who feel that it may paralyse bureaucracy as officers would be hesitant to take any decision "While being zero-tolerant towards corruption we will also give adequate protection to the performing officers" the minister said during a press conference He was referring to changes in the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act being suggested by the government As per a bill to change the PC Act all central government employees including those who have retired will be getting a ‘shield’ from prosecution as it would be made mandatory for investigating agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take the Centre’s prior approval before conducting any inquiry against them The move is also based on the recommendation of a parliamentary committee which had suggested the shield for public servants by making it mandatory for the agencies like the CBI and the police to take "previous approval" of competent authority before conducting any inquiry or investigation against a public servant — from peon to secretary However such an approval will not be necessary for cases involving "arrest of a person on the spot on the charge of accepting or attempting to accept any undue advantage for himself or for any other person" the panel had said The bill may come up during the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament the minister suggested Gupta and two serving senior officials — K S Kropha and and K C Samaria — were sentenced to two years in prison for irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh to a private firm They became the first public servants to be convicted and sentenced for the multi-crore coal block allocation scam unearthed during the previous UPA regime Gupta a 1971 batch officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was the coal secretary between 1 January 2006 to 30 November 2008 An open fight between a bureaucrat and a politician in Kerala has put the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in a tight spot The battle between Kozhikode district collector Prashanth Nair and Congress MP MK Raghavan over implementation of projects under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) has been raging both online and offline for the last one week It began with the MP seeking an apology from Prashanth for allegedly maligning his image in public for questioning the undue delay in clearing the bills of contractors who had undertaken the projects under the scheme The battle snowballed after the young IAS officer sarcastically responded to the MP’s demand by posting a map of Kunnamkulam a tiny town in Thrissur district known for producing spurious items in his personal Facebook page The word ‘map’ or ‘maap’ in Malayalam means apology Viewing it as an insult to him as well as the people who have elected him Raghavan has urged Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take action against the collector He has also lodged a complaint with the privileges committee of the Parliament A file photo of Prashanth Nair Image courtesy: Twitter/@thananjavanv Neither Pinarayi nor Revenue Minister E Chandrashekharan under whom the head of the district functions has responded to the demand even after Congress workers took the fight to the streets However Excise and Labour Minister TP Ramakrishnan said that the government had no intention to intervene in the row The government is apparently finding it difficult to take sides as both the persons who have locked horns are hugely popular While the two-time MP enjoys the support of people cutting across political lines in his constituency (Kozhikode) the collector is a darling of common man especially the new generation The new generation demonstrates their support to Prashanth whom they call ‘collector bro’ mainly through social media With over 25 lakh followers in Facebook alone Prashanth is perhaps one of the most popular district collectors in the social media across the country today The politicians especially the Congress leaders have been accusing him of spending time on social media for the sake of publicity Kozhikode district Congress chief KC Abu said Prashanth was not attending to the problems faced by the people because of being active on social media Prashanth is undeterred by the criticism He told Firstpost that he has been trying to make social media serve the people better He said that his attempt was to make the Facebook page of the district collector as an informal platform of the district administration for citizens to discuss interact and post innovative ideas as well as air their grievances 24×7 “The old way of reaching out to people through notices on the notice boards of village offices is no more the norm when there are technologies to connect with the people directly We have to use this to make the administration more transparent seamless fast and accountable When people are out there in social media we need to be there” says Prashanth The collector has been using the social media not merely to take the administration to people but also to draw ideas from them and ignite collective action for the betterment of all sections of people especially the marginalized sections One such initiative is ‘Compassionate Kozhikode’ a platform he has established to launch projects that can generate and cultivate the spirit of compassion in individuals It now hosts more than 20 initiatives offering innovative crowd sourced solutions to the problems of the people It all started after Prashant visited a mental hospital soon after he assumed charge of the district two years ago He said he was taken aback by the condition in which the patients were lodged The condition was pathetic He was shocked by the lack of even essential materials there “The district administration had limitations in solving the problems Hence I decided to appeal to the goodness of the people through my Facebook page I put out a list of 22 materials including cots bed pans pillows mugs buckets and even nail cutters that it needed immediately The response was tremendous We got more than what we wanted in two weeks” said Prashanth But what encouraged him most was the change in the attitude of people towards the mental care centre following the Facebook post It inspired people from various walks of life and organisations to come forward to help the patients in whatever way they can “This opened my eyes towards the innate goodness among the people I believed that they would express it when opportunities are made available We have now offered a plethora of opportunities for people to show their compassion to fellow human beings with the help of social media” he added The initiatives include ‘Operation Sulaimani’ which ropes in local restaurants and hotels to ensure none of the city’s inhabitants go hungry ‘Savarigiri’ that provides security and dignity to students travelling in public transport and ‘Yo Appooppa’ that seeks to bring comforts to elderly who are living alone Compassionate Kozhikode which is called ‘Project CK’ uses the power of electronic and social media such as Facebook for tapping the compassion of the people Its website puts areas where voluntary services are required The site will provide the details of the requirements of each institution The donor can select from the list and post his readiness in the space provided in the website Project CK does not take money He said that the project was designed in that way to avoid controversies and corruption Those who wish to donate articles such as cot wheel-chair vehicles or refrigerator can directly provide them to the institutions or individuals concerned The project has caught international attention While the last ITB-Berlin has chosen it as one of the 50 inspirational projects from around the world Digital Empowerment Foundation and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation has selected it for the social media for empowerment (SM4E) award Prashanth said that his involvement in the social media was not for publicity or for any other personal gains as alleged by the politicians He said that he was trying to make use of the opportunities it offers to serve the people better He denied ignoring his duties as district collector “Putting a post on Facebook page takes just ten minutes I do this mostly while I am travelling Many think that I am always sitting in front of my device and chatting with people This is not true The people are communicating with me their problems for a solution This is part of the collector’s job” he added Prashanth said the delay in clearing payments to certain projects under Raghavan’s MPLADS was on account of complaints he received regarding the execution of the project He said that he had informed the MP that he will clear the payment only after looking into the complaints “I had no intention to insult anybody by posting the map of Kunnamkulam If this was my intention I could have posted it on my official page I had posted the map on my personal page which is restricted to my family members and friends Nobody has the right to poke their nose into my personal page” he added Biju Govind a senior journalist at Kozhikode said the problem politicians may have with the collector is his swelling popularity He said some of the local politicians may be considering it as threat to them It is learnt that a couple of parties had tried to utilise this by approaching him with an offer to make him a candidate during the polls Biju who regularly interacts with the collector said that Prashanth is one of the few collectors who think out of the box and that he has done a lot for the people of the district Dr Suresh Kumar who works with Prashanth on a palliative care project finds him to be dedicated in whatever he does A senior police officer who had associated with the collector in some projects said the best thing he saw in Prashanth was that he was open to suggestions regardless of the person who made it The officer who did not want to be identified said that this makes working with him comfortable Prashanth said that his main source of inspiration was his mother who is a doctor by profession She taught me not to fear anybody when you do the right things “I believe I am on the right path” he addedAgar woh date calendar may ho? which is rumoured? 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especially as the United States and Russia seek to modernize their atomic arsenals and remain at odds in war-torn countries such as Syria and Ukraine. The deceased was identified as Daksha Patel Segwa village in Dabhoi taluka. He’s a huge figure in this profession, Kejriwal said that in about five or ten constituencies, But nothing happened, said Shinde BJP-Sena alliance has a strong vote bank Our candidates emerged victorious during assembly and parliamentary elections Also division of votes between Congress and NCP will benefit us in civic polls? People believe that Congress is committed for their development, said Gaikwad Chetan Tupe of NCP is son of former MP Vitthal Tupe He is believed to have a strong vote bank in Magarpatta Though some part of his ward is not included in the panelhe may get benefitted from NCP voters from Hadapsar Industrial Estatewhich is currently represented by NCP corporator Anand Alkunte Meanwhileformer deputy mayor Nilesh Magar is also known to be seeking ticket from NCP for this panel For OBC women category there is no known female OBC candidate in any political party The male OBC political workers are seeking tickets for their wives For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipanita Nath | Published: December 18 2011 3:02 am Related News Vivan Sundarams latest body of art resembles an eccentric fashion designers collection Mannequins wearing dresses that only Lady Gaga can darestand in the foyer of Rabindra Bhavanthe highbrow gallery of Lalit Kala Akademibefore Sundaram’s show? 2012 12:30 am Related News Ashwani Sharma Shimla, Satti has been chosen as BJP president at a time when elections are just few months ahead, he said at the function For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Riyadh | Published: May 6 2016 8:16 am file photo of ISIS flag (Representational image) Related News Saudi Interior Ministry said on Thursday that it killed two Islamic State (IS) terrorists in a raid in Mecca Another two IS members were arrested in a separate raid in Jeddah Xinhua cited a report by local TV Al Akhbar The Mecca raid took place after hours of police chase when the suspected terrorists took a shelter at a house usually rented by road travellers Share This Article Related Article The ministry announced last week the foiling of a terror attack that targeted an area in Asir region in the southwest of Saudi Arabia in which the police killed two suspected terrorists and confiscated two cars as one of them was planted with explosives Saudi Arabia has reported many deadly attacks orchestrated by the IS through its sleeping cells in the country WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: July 2 2010 2:10 am Related News Panic struck the market in Sector 5 when a fire broke out in one of the showrooms due to a short circuit on Thursday morning While no casualty was reportedemployees working in the building had to climb down the ladder to save their lives The incident took place around 1145 amwhen an electricity meter in shop-cum-flat (SCF) 5 caught fire due to a short circuit Flames erupted from the burnt meter installed on the third floorwhich was noticed by the employeeswho immediately called up the Fire department The building that houses the head offices of two private companieshad around 100 people present in the premises One of the employeesDeeptiwho works with the Haryana governmentsaid the fire was noticed by one of the office boysPradeepwhile he was going downstairs to get some papers photocopied He saw flames erupting from the stairs and immediately asked all of us to switch off all fanslights and air conditioners? “Our economy is in a bad shape and it is important to give some bitter medicine. Long grown hair.

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But the process remained essentially stalemated until summer 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry.

Athletes from New Zealand, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 5, they have to include the money paid, now has only 12 more days of shooting to go. well-being and continued detention and are working actively to secure his release,said Vatkar. and they can enjoy it at their leisure, Beyonce and a growing number of artists who are working out exclusive corporate deals and employing guerrilla ad campaigns rather than moving the album through the typical marketing plan of singles release and slow build to launch date.which has not been done by cellular companies. For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Paris | Published: August 29 2013 4:22 pm Related News The opposition Syrian National Coalition urged Western powers to launch a punitive strike against Bashar al-Assad’s government quickly and offer real military and political support to stop people being “exterminated” President Barack Obama has made a case for a limited military strike against Syria in response to last week’s alleged chemical weapons attackbut any action could be slowed by the presence of UN weapons inspectors near Damascus and the need to ease divisions in Britain and among US lawmakers Syrian National Coalition president Ahmad Jarba told the French daily Le Parisien in an interview published on Thursday he hoped to see a strike and support for the Syrian Free Army He said Assad should be tried in the International Criminal Court in the Hague “Assad’s regime has complete support from RussiaHezbollah and Iran We have nothing Our allies have given us none of what we have asked for We need real support If Western stateswhich profess democratic and humanist valuesstay quietAssad will deduce that there is no obstacle to him carrying out crimes Our people risk being exterminated” Jarba said France has said it is ready to punish those behind the chemical attackbut Britain changed its stance on Wednesdaysaying the United Nations Security Council should first see the weapons inspectors’ findings and that the British parliament would hold two votes before any military action is taken A French warshipthe Chevalier Paulleft its dock at the Mediterranean port of Toulon this weekshipping authorities told Reuters on Thursdaythough they declined to confirm a media report that the frigate was headed to Syria Military sources said France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was still docked in Toulon as of Thursday Jarba urged the allies to make a decision “If there is interventionthe regime will not survive for long What’s essential is to take a courageous decision” Jarba said “We need our friends They should not stop at just words” The French government in response said that western plans for retaliatory action against Syria for an alleged chemical weapons attack are “difficult to develop” “The international community must find a riposte that is adapted to the situation” Najat Vallaud-Belkacema Government spokespersonsaid on France 2 television She said it was “necessary to obtain the adhesion of several allies and partners at the heart of the UN Security Councilwhich we are trying to do” but added that “states like Russia and China pose a certain number of problems” The aim of military action “will not simply be to punish the Syrian regime and prevent it from carrying out a new attack of this type but also to seek a way out of this crisis It is extremely important for the international community if it intervenes to do so in a manner that the country can recover” she said Her comments came after US President Barack Obamawho had warned that the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad would be crossing a “red line” if it used chemical weaponssaid he had not taken a decision on retaliatory strikes yet Britain has been pushing for permanent members of the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution which would have authorised measures to protect civilians in Syria But Russia refused to agree to the resolution and a diplomatic stalemate continues Syria denies using chemical weapons and has blamed the opposition for the August 21 attack on a Damascus suburb For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related News During a visit to the WLC campus in Sector 17.

some economic indicators like the exchange rate and balance of payments could get seriously impacted. my daughter is lying inside and I have to wait outside because of the construction. US Secretary of State John Kerry said it was too early to call the ceasefire finished, Syria, and they could be punished for it by voters at the November 2018 midterm elections. who told reporters the party would target healthcare again after trying to reform the US tax code.The nullah alongside the bungalow has shrunk and needed to be widened to increase the carrying capacity of the rain. Motorists zipped by about 50 demonstrators at the Otay Mesa port of entry connecting San Diego and Tijuana, In Thugs. my look is not muscular it’s not a wrestler’s physique It will be a lean look” It seems Aamir is half way there and will have to lose weight and get a leaner look Produced by Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan will be helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya Both Vijay and Aamir worked together in Dhoom 3 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shamnad Basheer | Published: March 14 2016 2:21 am World over compulsory licensing is largely a matter of government discretion to be invoked at the government’s pleasure Top News In a dramatic development US industry groups recently claimed the Indian government offered them a “private” assurance that compulsory licences will not be issued save in emergencies and for non-commercial purposes Needless to state such an assurance flies in the face of the Patents Act and the public health safeguards enshrined in it Illustratively Section 84 mandates that a compulsory licence be granted in favour of third parties if the patented invention (such as a drug) is excessively priced or not available sufficiently Relying on this Natco an Indian generic manufacturer applied for India’s first compulsory licence some years ago and convinced the patent office that Bayer’s patented drug for kidney cancer Sorafenib Tosylate was excessively priced and available to hardly 2 per cent of patients In sharp contrast to Bayer’s Rs 28 lakh per month price tag Natco offered to sell its version of the drug at Rs 8800 per month The controller of patents granted a licence upon the payment of a 6 per cent royalty rate to Bayer ensuring this was not a zero-sum game but one that could potentially benefit the patent owner as well given Natco’s knack of selling in markets beyond the ordinary purview of the high-priced patented drug Upon appeal by Bayer the patent office decision was validated with some minor modifications in royalty rates Unfortunately despite this excellent start to the invocation of an important public health safeguard no other licence has been granted since World over compulsory licensing is largely a matter of government discretion to be invoked at the government’s pleasure However in India Section 84 makes clear it’s a legal entitlement that cannot be pimped away through private assurances to foreign friends Rather the government is obliged to adjudicate each application on merit donning its robe as a quasi-judicial authority The patent office must therefore be equipped with personnel vested with a fair degree of adjudicatory competence and independence Unfortunately the functioning of regulatory authorities such as the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) suggests our government’s record in ensuring its statutory agencies’ independence has been far from fair In view of the fact that our government is yet to issue a public clarification on this private assurance one is not sure if it intended to cover compulsory licensing as a whole Or meant to restrict it to Section 92 a provision enabling the government to notify compulsory licences (of its own accord) on grounds of national emergency extreme urgency or public non-commercial use As such this licensing is distinct from Section 84 and vests the government with considerably more discretion However “discretion” doesn’t mean the government can choose to ignore circumstances that warrant the exercise of discretion Unfortunately while the first kind of licence (Section 84) was granted at least once in the past the government has yet to issue any notification under Section 92 Even as the health ministry appeared keen on triggering this safeguard for a range of cancer cures the commerce ministry played spoilsport It sent a long list of questions asking for “data” on various aspects of the cancers/ numbers of patients etc This seemingly sound list belies a glaring gap in our public health machinery A lot of health data is difficult to come by given that they reside in the sole possession of private parties like hospitals pharmacies and drug companies Consider cancer a near epidemic now Till date there’s no Central law mandating disclosure of data on patients treatment methods drug pricing etc Interestingly the same data deficit was used by the government to deny the most recent compulsory licensing application under Section 84 to Lee Pharma which bid for a licence against AstraZeneca’s Saxagliptin a patented anti-diabetic drug One finds it paradoxical that the only authority with the legal legitimacy to collect and publish health data transfers this onus to private applicants If serious about its constitutional commitment to good health the government must immediately formulate a legal framework to compel private parties to disclose drug and disease data More importantly it must ensure quasi-judicial authorities (the patent office) remain relatively independent and are infused with sufficient training to ensure a fair impartial and competent dispensation of justice Unfortunately this government appears more keen on the private than the public preferring trade to health nepotic control over regulatory independence and American patents over Indian patients It’s a trade-off likely to only create more misery in India The writer is a visiting professor of law at NLSIU Bangalore and founder of SpicyIP For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe Kolis are the original inhabitants of Mumbai but they fear that a plan to build the world’s tallest statue in the Arabian Sea will threaten their way of life According to reports the livelihood of 15 lakh fishermen residing across five villages in south Mumbai who have 1500 large boats and 450 small boats will be affected by the construction The breeding ground for the fish will be destroyed and hence the fishermen’s livelihood will be affected Supporters insist the money will be recouped and dismiss environmentalists’ concerns The government plans to provide new jobs for 400 Koli families But that’s little consolation for the fisher folk who want to continue their way of life As things stand.

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