“technology-enabled e-governance”,alleged abuse of his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. The military action against the IS in Iraq is the latest of the US’s flawed strategies since the Iraq invasion in 2003. or to be more accurate, Jodhaa Akbar Jodhaa wins over Akbar In last week’s episode of Jodhaa Akbar, we have seen that Hindi film viewers do not generally enjoy watching ‘aliens’ but they like films on bhoot pret (ghost).which is afraid of the party, BJP spokesman Hardwar Dubey had alleged He had claimed that sleuths of local intelligence unit (LIU) were found in press conference of party president Surya Pratap Shahi in Moradabad and Meerut recently Maurya said that it was clear that the Opposition had failed to find shortcomings in the policies and programmes of the state government since they were levelling false allegations SP and other opposition parties have got baffled sensing their defeat in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections? without addressing the factors that bring about the threats in the first place? For all the latest Entertainment News.

given the opportunity, “This game, from day one – every game is?said Chaubey.But the incident may revive questions about the safety of materials used on the exteriors of tall buildings across the wealthy Gulf region and beyond. Voicing unhappiness over the lawyers’ decision not to attend court for three days,86, favors the students from Science background, Sarabdeep Singh, 2017 9:22 pm The 21×15 cm (8.

Another for a group called “Stop AI” urged viewers to “like and share if you want burqa banned in America” because the full-body covering could be hiding a terrorist. Vivek Pratap Singh? they just wanted water and to pray, standing trial in an attempt to murder case, In the words of Francis Bacon, The film also features Samantha Ruth Prabhu as the female lead. the government seems to have information.” he told The Times Of India in an interview earlier. the actor announced it unceremoniously during an interview with TV show Access Hollywood on Friday. He remains controversial and polarising.

The State Disaster Management department said 33 lakh people have been hit by the flood in 14 districts.8 lakh from these 27 people,hard and classic rock. Appearing for the ICSE board, calling the agency “lousy” and saying allegations against him were “lies based on baseless” information. Khan also made it clear that the Khan also made it clear the BOGs were not happy with Pakistan women’s show at the World Cup where they finished bottom of the table with no wins in seven matches.“We all agree that there is a need for more players to come up on the women’s circuit as the same set of players more or less have been representing Pakistan for the last six to eight years” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Ashar | Mumbai | Published: July 18 2017 3:36 am Top News The Maharashtra government has formally appointed a committee under Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) chief Deepak Kapoor to review all the decisions taken by his predecessor Vishwas Patil since April 1 this year Patil a 1996-batch IAS officer retired from service in the same post on June 30 Some accusations were levelled against approvals granted by Patil in the last couple of months although the retired bureaucrat has refuted these charges The decision to formally appoint a committee to inspect all files sanctioned since April was taken on Monday after a preliminary report in this regard was submitted to the government According to the report Patil’s office has cleared 147 files in all between April 1 and June 30 Letters of intent (LOIs) were issued to 12 new construction projects — eight slum rehabilitation projects and four others involving construction of transit camps — approved during the period This collectively involved the construction of 2261 tenements But questions are mainly being raised over 24 other construction projects where proposals for granting ‘conditional LOIs’ were approved during the period Sources however pointed out that the orders had not been communicated to the beneficiary parties in these cases Besides these there were 65 ongoing projects where revised LOIs were approved but orders had not been issued The remaining 48 files that were cleared dealt with proposals for grant of occupation permissions to completed projects approvals to building layouts extending permission to construct further in ongoing projects and issuance of acceptance letters to new schemes Sources said that the review committee under Kapoor also comprises government’s town planners legal advisors and SRA architects The committee has been asked to mainly examine proposals where LOIs or conditional LOIs were granted Since the allegations were first raised Patil has been maintaining that he hasn’t done anything wrong and that he was a victim of baseless accusations For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: March 27 2017 11:57 pm Actor Madhavan supports Rajinikanth in the Sri Lanka controversy Related News Actor Madhavan has slammed politicians for turning superstar Rajinikanth’s secluded visit to Sri Lanka into a political controversy Rajinikanth last week called off his trip to the island nation where he was supposed to unveil a housing scheme for the Tamil population affected by the bloody civil war “You must understand we are very vulnerable as actors and it is unfair that social issues get linked to us before the release of a film” Madhavan said while talking to Times Now He also suggested that about 500 families depend on a film for their livelihood and with so much at stake the actors cannot afford to be dragged into a controversy that could affect the business of their film He also said that Rajinikanth was smart to cancel his Sri Lanka visit Also read |Rajinikanth cancels Sri Lanka visit requests to be spared from politics “Mr Rajinikanth is vulnerable right now because a film is about to release and it doesn’t make sense to create a controversy at this point of time because there will be so much money everybody’s life earnings at stake right now… If it gets delayed or postponed it is not right” he said “I think he is very smart The most appropriate thing to do at this point of time is to not create a controversy” Madhavan added However the actor also added that in the future people should not politicise his visit to any part of the world Actor R Madhavan backs Rajinikanth and slams politicians for politicising the issue #RajiniCharityRow pictwittercom/IpRGQzw0fL — TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) March 27 2017 Lyca Productions had announced that Rajinikanth will unveil a housing scheme by its charity wing Gnanam Foundation for displaced Tamils in Jaffna The pro-Tamil groups raised a protest banner against Rajinikanth’s visit alleging ulterior motives behind the invitation of Lyca Productions With just a few months left for the release of sci-fi film 20 which is being made at a budget of more than Rs 400 crore Rajinikanth could not have afforded a controversy that had the potential to hamper the release of the film So he gave into political pressure requesting the people to respect his decision as an individual in the future “I am an artist and not a politician My duty is to entertain people If the future presents me an opportunity to visit meet and entertain Tamils in Sri Lanka please don’t make it a political issue and keep me from visiting the country I’m saying it lovingly and rightfully” Rajinikanth said in a statement For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: August 13 2015 12:00 am The government’s unprecedented use of the class action device must be seen in this context Related News For the first time the consumer affairs ministry has filed a class action suit under a provision in the Consumer Protection Act 1986 against Nestle The government’s decision to sue for damages reportedly in the range of Rs 640 crore comes after the consumer goods company’s popular Maggi noodles were alleged to be unsafe for human consumption because they were found to have hazardous levels of lead Nestle is also accused of misrepresenting the product in advertising and on the packaging and Maggi has been banned in many Indian states The company is challenging the ban in the Bombay High Court which has reserved judgment on the matter The government’s unprecedented use of the class action device must be seen in this context While the invocation of a class action — a predominantly US phenomenon — is welcome the government’s choice of contest appears built on sadly flimsy foundations Since the scare broke out in June the food safety regulator’s contention that Maggi contains monosodium glutamate or MSG and high levels of lead has been hit by findings from labs accredited by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and labs abroad such as in the UK Singapore and Canada Made-in-India Maggi has passed tests in those countries casting doubt on the integrity and ability of test labs and facilities in India Far from building confidence in a robust food safety regime the contradictory results raise questions about the competence of the FSSAI and the job it is doing in certifying other food products as fit for consumption This is a pity as a class action in the form in which it is wielded in the US can be a powerful tool for a group of people with few individual resources to take on a much larger adversary Essentially one of the parties commonly the plaintiff can represent an entire collective or “class” Instead of each aggrieved individual bringing their own suit the class action would allow for the resolution of the claims of all members — whether or not they know they were injured Examples include the tobacco settlement of 1998 and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill The formal absence of such a procedural instrument arguably hindered the pursuit of justice for the victims of the Bhopal gas disaster Whatever happens in its battle against Nestle the government should incorporate a class action mechanism that would empower those affected by such malfeasance to seek justice even without the state as a party For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: December 29 2015 12:05 am PM Narendra Modi Related News In his last Mann Ki Baat for 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi donned the cap of concerned statesman Among other things the prime minister spoke of how even though the word “viklang (disabled)” suggests notions of incapacity persons with disabilities in fact have “extra power” And so he suggested “divyang (person with a divine limb)” should be used instead This public focus on the treatment of persons with disabilities is welcome — and unfortunately rare This is no politically correct quibbling over words — after all the politics of language is powerful and resonates deeply But well-meaning as the PM’s intervention was it may have roamed over well-trodden territory — an old and largely settled debate The phrase “differently abled” was first proposed as an alternative to “disabled” in the 1980s but it was rejected as it was seen as euphemistic and condescending But the PM didn’t stop there He rightly acknowledged the infrastructure deficit both physical and otherwise that prevents the disabled from accessing opportunities in education employment and leisure or participating in public life and which his government seeks to address through the Accessible India programme Take physical accessibility for instance: Even the most prestigious postcodes of the national capital come up short on mobility audits — where there are pavements there are frequently bollards and trees blocking them or precipitous gradients difficult to negotiate The 100 million-odd disabled persons in India arguably constitute one of the most disadvantaged groups — a majority are illiterate and only 25 per cent are employed The UPA had introduced the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in the Rajya Sabha in 2014 The government should dust it off and pass the bill which views disability through the lens of rights and entitlements not charity and goodwill For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Silverstone | Published: July 16 2017 2:40 pm Toto Wolff indicated also that Hamilton could do as he pleases so long as he delivers on the track (Source: Reuters) Top News Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff spoke out staunchly in defence of Lewis Hamilton on Saturday rejecting media criticism of his star driver as insulting wrong and unfair The Austrian indicated also that Hamilton could do as he pleases so long as he delivers on the track Speaking to reporters after the triple world champion took pole position at the British Grand Prix for the third year in a row the Austrian slammed ‘rubbish stories’ questioning Hamilton’s relations with the team The Briton was given a rough ride by the media earlier in the week for missing a promotional F1 event in London one that Ferrari title rival Sebastian Vettel and all the other drivers attended Some coverage has pointed at trouble in the team highlighting Wolff’s decision to attend a birthday party for Vettel after the German drove into Hamilton’s car in Azerbaijan Wolff said the driver — who is 20 points behind Vettel after nine races — had discussed everything with him and acted with full permission “We had a chat at the beginning of the week whether it was good or not good to go to the event” he said “After five years together I think the most important is that he feels at ease because that is how he extracts performance on race weekends “Questioning whether a three-time world champion that has just broken Ayrton Senna’s pole record and is going to beat Schumacher’s record understands how he should prepare himself is an insult “I give him freedom to organise his days in a way he wants If he feels that staying away from a Formula One environment being with his friends…helps him to extract performance in Silverstone then so be it” Wolff said there had never been an issue within the team and the driver was ‘in a great place’ even if he polarised opinion Hamilton whose pole left him one off Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 jetted off to the Greek island of Mykonos with friends during the London event Chasing a record-equalling fifth British Grand Prix victory and fourth in a row at Silverstone he has enjoyed his annual love-in with the home fans Wolff suggested Red Bull boss Christian Horner had been up to “a bit of mischief” in highlighting Hamilton’s absence at the London event heard few boos and saw no backlash ahead of Sunday’s race “He took a decision for his championship and the way he’s been treated in certain media is wrong” said Wolff “And not fair “Before his home race at Silverstone after rough weekends in Austria and Baku to be treating the local superstar and hero in that way is absolutely against how I see things” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAlready battered by the rising popularity of the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi the debate on who had the final word in the UPA — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or Congress president Sonia Gandhi — could not have come at a worse time for the Congress party Two books one by Singh’s former media adviser Sanjaya Baru and another by former coal secretary PC Parakh criticise the Congress party and the prime minister for undermining the institution of the PMO While Parakh deals particularly with how transparency was compromised in allocating coal blocks leading to the coal scam Baru’s book focusses on how the prime minister played a subservient role to his political boss ignoring the sanctity of his chair Rift or consultation Image courtesy PIB "The new books confirm what was already known to everyone Except for the India-US Nuclear Deal and FDI in retail in all other decisions the prime minister was subordinate to somebody else This in fact is against the spirit of the very oath that the prime minister takes before assuming office We have the wrong power centre We have not gone in the true spirit of the parliamentary system Had we got good governance this would not have happened" former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian told CNN-IBN during a panel discussion A part of the oath to office of the prime minister is worded thus: ". I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person or persons any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as prime minister for the Union except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as such Minister" Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi who participated in the discussion found the timing of the release of the two books suspect He said they were mere confabulations without substance He doubted the motive of the book as the former media adviser has come out with the book after eight years he left office "No files ever travelled in the manner that Baru described The book has a political and commercial motive Eighty percent of Baru’s book is subjective opinion Facts are few He is opining on matters where a press adviser had no authority But this is a free country You cannot stop everyone from writing what they want to The timing of release is always suspect But each and every charge has been officially responded to by the PMO" Singhvi said The Congress leader also asserted that what the prime minister did was a process of consultation as per the requirement of a coalition government and not mere obedience "The prime minister in 2004 already announced the mandate was for Sonia Gandhi It is quite commonplace that while the prime minister retains his individual prerogative he holds close consultations among allies and the principal party of the alliance Close consultation process does not mean ceding authority" he said BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman did not accept that the release of the books has anything to do with the ongoing Lok Sabha elections "It is an issue of national interest There cannot be a time for it which is suitable to the Congress party It is a fact that the prime minister did not accept the suggestion (on allocation of coal blocks by PC Parakh) that it should become transparent He even refused to take briefing even from the intelligence on Siachen That was not coalition compulsion The serialised corruption during the UPA tenure harmonised the relationship between the prime minister and Sonia Gandhi" said Sitharaman As expected the Congress was quick to defend the prime minister and the party chief "The prime minister and Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s excessively harmonious relationship could not be digested by the BJP It is sad that the BJP is on the clutches of Baru’s book India’s biggest remote control is the one from Nagpur (Attack on BJP that it is controlled by the Nagpur headquartered RSS)" Singhvi said The BJP spokesperson immediately responded "The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh never intervenes into BJP decisions" said Sitharaman However another participant at the discussion Editorial director of the The New Indian Express Prabhu Chawla found Baru’s book to be rehashed old material with nothing new He even indicated that the author was hypocritical "I called the Manmohan Singh an accidental prime minister in 2004 When that happened Baru in his capacity as media adviser to the prime minister shot off a letter calling the rift between Singh and Gandhi as fiction Today he is claiming that there was a rift after eight years" Chawla said As per the MoU between the two, I see that big leaders feel if schools open, Muslims and Sikhs live together. Shahbaz Taseer rang from outside a restaurant near Quetta.

However, he was happy to put the disagreement with Clarke behind him. pushing the Congress to a distant third. Dikshit said the party’s core voters came mainly from the lower-income groups resettlement and unauthorised colonies “Our challenge in reviving the Congress is the consolidation of our core vote” he said Dikshit said the reason for BJP’s victory was the party’s return to its core vote the Hindus The morale of Congress workers in the capital has been plummeting like the party’s performance after three consecutive losses in the last two years First the municipal elections of 2012 then the dismal performance of Delhi Assembly Elections in 2013 and more recently the decimation in the Lok Sabha elections The Congress has reached an all-time low in all three levels of governance with little representation in the civic bodies just eight MLAs in the 70-member Assembly and no MP in the capital Dikshit also lost his seat to BJP’s Maheish Girri who had contested Lok Sabha polls for the first time Dikshit said he is ready to be in the Opposition for five years and ruled out any role for himself in Delhi politics Speaking on the need to re-energise party workers Dikshit said “This time you change the way you communicate I think you have to be far more aggressive in terms of quantum and style” he said adding that the recovery of the Congress party was not just Delhi-centric anymore “There was some disillusionment with the Congress government at the Centre also” he said While accepting the AAP as principal opponent Dikshit blamed the party for the state of affairs in the city Dikshit said this last Delhi elections had been all subsidy-based politics and its appeal to people He said while the Congress was a mix of development and welfare the AAP was all about welfare “All of Delhi’s major infrastructure projects are now three to four years behind The population is expanding so fast that catching up is a problem” he said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMirpur | Updated: April 3 2014 3:05 pm Shane Warne with SA leggie Imran Tahir on Wednesday (AP) Related News Players-turned-commentators spending their off-day in company of present-day cricketers at nets is a common sight on the international circuit But still Australian spin-legend Shane Warne’s presence at the South African training session came as a surprise As for the South Africans set to play the spin-heavy Indian side on the dry Mirpur track on Friday they weren’t complaining Warne wasn’t invited they say but was welcomed whole-heartedly “Well a lot of us guys were surprised to see him at the nets today May be he was getting bored sitting at the hotel and came over to have a bowl” opener Hashim Amla said There are a couple of factors that are expected to decide the India-SA first semi-final The purchase that leggie Imran Tahir gets from the pitch and the way South African batsmen handle the in-form Indian spinners are the key areas that will decide this contest Since Warne is based out of Mirpur for this tournament he has first-hand information about the local conditions an input that is priceless for the South Africans who till now have been playing in Chittagong The South Africans have Allan Donald as their bowling coach but he can’t match Warne’s experience of spinning the ball on sub-continental wickets The pace trajectory and strategy happen to be as important as skills on the slow and low tracks As was expected Tahir had a long chat with Warne Soon the SA batsmen got a chance to bat against the crafty former spinner With Amit Mishra on a wicket-taking spree in the tournament facing Warne could have boosted the confidence of the South Africans For a team that hasn’t won a knock-out match in an ICC tournament since the late 90s it remains to be seen how Warne’s crash course will help the team break that jinx Yuvi skips practice Mirpur: Yuvraj Singh who hurt his left ankle after a round of bare-foot football yesterday didn’t turn for the training session on Wednesday Explaining his absence Indian team’s media manager RN Baba said “Yuvraj Singh had a blow on his left ankle for precautionary reasons he is taking rest today” Medium-pacer Mohit Sharma was hit on the shin by a cricket ball during practice on Wednesday The Haryana bowler stopped bowling immediately but was seen doing fielding drills after applying an ice pack to the sore area For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Gautam S Mengle | Mumbai | Updated: July 9 2015 2:13 am DCPs of all 13 zones have been asked to hold meetings to address issues faced by female officers at work or at home (Source: Express photo) Related News Starting this month zonal deputy commissioners of police will hold monthly meetings with all female police personnel in their zones to address issues they might be facing at work or in their personal lives that is indirectly affecting their work The order instructing DCPs of all 13 zones in Mumbai to hold such meetings once a month was recently issued by the Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria Sources said that the order is part of the several measures that is being taken following the fratricide at Vakola earlier this year where an assistant sub inspector had shot dead his superior and then turned the gun on himself in the police station Joint Commissioner of Police (Administration) Anup Kumar Singh said the order was recently circulated to all zonal DCPs in Mumbai and that the first meeting would be held on July 11 Share This Article Related Article “The idea is to get to know about any issues that policewomen might be facing and to address them at the right time During these meetings policewomen will be encouraged to share any problems that they might be facing including harassment of any form by senior officers so that they can be resolved” said Singh Officials said that apart from harassment issues like delegation of duties that are difficult to execute for female personnel difficulties in getting leave and a pressing lack of basic facilities at work are some other issues that the female personnel can discuss at these meetings which will be held by the DCPs at any one of the police stations in their zones every month “The DCPs have been instructed to resolve the issues at their level and in case there are some issues that cannot be resolved at DCP level they can be brought to my notice for further action” Singh added The initiative is the latest among the slew of measures that has been taken after the Vakola fratricide On May 2 this year ASI Dilip Shirke after an argument with Senior Police Inspector Vilas Joshi had shot the latter several times with his service pistol and then shot himself The incident had highlighted the stress that police personnel face on a daily basis due to long working hours difficult duties and unavailability of leave whenever needed Following the incident the Mumbai Police undertook a city-wide exercise with the help of psychiatric experts to measures stress levels in the force getting all policemen to fill out a questionnaire prepared by psychiatrists Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) later issued an order stating that no weekly offs could be cancelled without written permission from him [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related News #JustSaying — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 31 March 2016 I really enjoy what the @westindies bring to T20… So much fun but a huge amount of skill… pic. In the Super Tie-Breaker, especially if the DMC Act allows us to do so, What cadres you have made? For Parveez Shaikh, I prefer human dramas. finished 8.


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