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000 will also be given for ‘refreshments’ at each station for the show. The loss of lives in the recent accident is sad; but as a society we can?the most predictable reaction is to decrease its intensity by declaring that such scams happened during previous regimes as well.the cases relating to the 2G scam and the Commonwealth Games,who taught political science, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vinay Sitapati | Published: September 10, “The four months I spent at the AIIMS were like a bad dream. the Internet Society, for such a portal. among others.

is dedicated to the late spiritual leader. Yeah,where companies like BMW and Mahindra will participate. He has described as “absurd” the demands of the people “unnecessarily wanting to see the film, grappling without much intent of making a killer move. after the bout. 2016 9:15 pm The incident was labelled an “embarrassment” by manager Simon Grayson, The incident,strongest voice for Hindu nationalists on the national stage? What this highly respected newspaper misseslike most of Modis Indian opponentsis that the support he is getting nationally has nothing to do with Hindu nationalism Casual conversations with ordinary Indians (non-English speaking ones) usually reveal that they are impressed with what he has done in Gujarat and support him in the hope that he can do the same for India Not even in Uttar Pradesh these days is it easy to meet people who support him because they want him to build a temple to Ram in Ayodhya What I personally find most worrying is that Indian intellectuals of secularLeftist disposition appear to have so little faith in the institutions of Indian democracy They see them as so feeble that one man in the prime ministers office can blow them down as soon as he takes office Surelythey should have noticed that although the prime ministers office has been seriously diminished in the past 10 years by the Congress presidentand Parliament made dysfunctional by the BJPthese institutions remain strong enough to remain upright in the worst storms The justice system moves too slowly for modern requirements but it has maintained the rule of law andexcept once during the Emergencyhas defended the fundamental rights of Indias citizens So even if a supposedly dangerous man like Modi becomes prime ministerhe would find it impossible to become a despot The institutions of Indian democracywe should rememberproved strong enough even when democracy was a newly bornfragile thingduring the Emergency Since then a vibrantvery powerful media and an aggressivedemanding middle class have caused the institutions of democracy to grow so strong that Arvind Kejriwal and his activists could take over Delhi and Anna Hazare has managed to ram the Lokpal Bill down our throats From being reviled not so very long ago as a nuisance and a troublemaker by our political leadersHazare now has them at his feet Rahul Gandhi and he write loving letters to each other and Sushma Swaraj conceded in the Lok Sabha during the Lokpal debate that the credit for it should go to him My own opinion of the Bill has been expressed too often in this column to need reiterationbut fellow pundits in the media have praised it fulsomely and cannot contain their joy at the advent of the Aam Aadmi Party So will someone please explain to me what it is about Modi that makes so many people believe that he could wreck India As someone who believes that democracy is Indias greatest achievement since it became an independent nationI really am curious to know why there are so many people who believe that Modi has the power to so damage the institutions of democracy For myself I have to say that despite the distortions that have entered the politylike dynastic succession and political parties being turned into family heirloomsI have faith that the roots of democracy have grown so deep that anyone trying to tear them out will be felled in the process It is ironic that the only people who appear not to have faith in Indian democracy are the English-speaking Indians foreign correspondents wine and dine with in Delhis drawing rooms Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Nagpaul D’souza | Published: March 14 2013 2:51 am Related News He calls himself a Sundance baby The internationally-recognised platform allowed scriptwriter William Wheelerthen an NYU film graduateto make his first filmThe Prime Gig He has since penned several films and TV showsincluding the acclaimed The Hoax A member of the team that adapted The Reluctant Fundamentalist for screenWheeler is currently on a trip to India as part of the second Sundance Screenwriters Lab in association with Mumbai Mantra He talks to Dipti Nagpaul-DSouza about how he lent the Mira Nair movie a western perspective and why it subscribes to the thriller genre Its been a decade since 9/11 Does The Reluctant Fundamentalist then not come too late in the day I believe that in the USthe film offers a fresh perspective to 9/11 Most stories about 9/11 in the West have spoken about the horrorsexperiences of people directly affected by the incident I can see why such stories came first because we had to first heal as a country The collateral damagesuch as alienation from the USespecially to people of colour and different ethnic background has remained largely unaddressed Theres also been a very intense backlash of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq Now is a good time for America to start listening to these perspectives Four people have together adapted Mohsin Hamids book The Reluctant Fundamentalist Why so many Yesit was Mira Nair (director)Ami BoghaniMohsin and I For this bookwe felt that more the number of hands on the deckthe better it is The story brings together several perspectives it has been shot across DelhiLahoreIstanbul and the US We all tried to aptly represent the different cultures I have tried to provide a perspective on the western characters Since 9/11 is so close to your heartwere there ideas in the book that you disagreed with My job as a screenwriter did not require for me to necessarily agree with the perspectives in the book they are the charactersnot mineand I made that distinction in my head But the character does have some very strong views around 9/11 For meas an American who was in New York with his family on the day of 9/11the incident was very personal Putting myself in the shoes of the protagonistChangeza Pakistanihelped me understand 9/11 better and made me aware of the collateral damage Did you address the concerns by making relevant changes to the script I felt the right way to do it is not by making his stance softer So we created another characterwho is an American journalist played by Liev Schreiberengaged in conversation with Changez Through himI was able to put some of my own pushbacks to the book into the film It gave us space for dialectic and the voice could serve as the western perspective I always believe in drama where you get two visceral views going at it That works better than art that tells you of the way to look at the world But Mira says and I agree with her that the film is a coming-of-age story about someone over the 10 years since 9/11 While the books narrative is linearthe movie isnt The screen version also falls under the thriller genre The book is an elegant piecetight in structure essentially a conversation between Changez and an anonymous American who could be CIA or a journalist Mohsin believed that we needed to open this story up My role was to point out that maybe there is a bigger story to Changez and the American he is talking to To do sowe needed to lend it a sense of urgencywhich came by turning it into an espionage thriller The book has an ambiguous endingbut the film has a neat climax It was a conscious move I believe when you hold on to something too ambiguousthe experience is less satisfying and does not necessarily make you go back to the film over and over again Cinema is a medium of emotion so we decided to place ourselves in Changezs shoes and play out the implied events after the books last page In the book tooChangez implies that what is going on will have an intense or violent implication For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi/patna | Published: April 22 2013 1:54 am Related News A day after Delhi and Bihar police arrested 24-year-old Manoj Kumar Sah from his in-laws house in Muzaffarpur district of Biharpolice are probing the role of his accomplicePradip Kumarwho Manoj claimed was with him during the brutal sexual assault on a five-year-old girl On Sunday police produced Manoj before a Metropolitan Magistratewho sent the man to judicial custody till May 4 Earlierin the daypolice in their official statement had said that Manoj will not be produced in court Sources said the decision was changed last minute as police felt that delaying the procedure might go in Manojs favour He has reportedly agreed to undergo a test identification parade Sources said Manoj told police that Pradipwho stayed in LoniGhaziabadcame to his house in East Delhi around 4 pm on April 15 The twopolice were tolddrank alcohol and watched porn on Manojs phone Manoj claimed that Pradip insisted that he find him a girlpolice said According to policeManoj walked out of his home and saw the five-year-old girl He bought a chocolate and lured the girl to his roomwhich was on the floor below the girls home Police said Manoj told them that Pradip stuff cloth in the girls mouth and forced himself on her Manoj denied that he participated in the assault and claimed that he was too scared to do anything to the girlpolice said He blamed the brutal sexual assault on Pradippolice said Manoj told police that he was scared that the girl would identify him so he suggested to Pradip that they kill her The two then tried to strangle her and assuming that she was dead they fledpolice were told Manoj took the Swatantrata Senani Express to reach his village in Bihar and then went to his in-laws house in Chiknautafrom where he was arrested Several teams are looking for Pradip Police are treating him as a second suspect For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: May 28 2016 12:11 am Top News Putting an end to speculation over the number of electoral wards being merged in a panel for the 2017 civic elections the BJP-led state government has decided to have a four-ward panel for polls of civic bodies including the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) The move is expected to help the BJP in the elections after its good performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha and assembly elections The state government has come up with an ordinance amending the Maharashtra Municipal Corporations Act so that a four-ward electoral panel would be planned for 2017 civic polls Share This Article Related Article In its ordinance the state government has mentioned that four members to the civic body should be elected from a panel If four cannot be managed then there should be at least three and maximum five members to be elected from the panel The voters will have the right to vote for the same number of members to be elected as in the panel As per the Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporations (BPMC) Act there would be 144 electoral wards for population up to 24 lakh and thereafter another ward would be added for every one lakh increase in population Thus the PMC population is 3134 lakh as per the 2011 census which means it will have 152 seats in 2017 elections The PMC will have 38 electoral panels for 2017 civic elections with four members to be elected from each panel The election commission would start the process of delimitation of electoral panel The existing five-year term of the PMC will be completed in February next year For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Updated: June 9 2015 11:57 am Actress Richa Chadha has started shooting for Pooja Bhatt’s latest movie “Cabaret” (Source: Instagram) Related News Actress Richa Chadha has started shooting for Pooja Bhatt’s latest movie “Cabaret” She took to her social networking account and shared the shot of the ‘mahurat clap’ with her fans “#Shooting #Cabaretthefilm #outdoor @poojab1972” Richa who was in France to promote “Masaan” last week captioned the image “Cabaret” as the name of the movie suggests is based on dance which Richa has been extensively learning and practicing for a long time However speculation is rife that the film is inspired by yesteryear actress and cabaret queen Helen’s life Neither Pooja nor Richa have officially confirmed whether the movie has anything to do with the life of Helen Pooja is said to have searched intensively for two long years before she signed Richa in the lead role The movie is being directed by Kaustav Narayan Niyogi and produced by Fisheye Network private limited For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FBO) said on Wednesday it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts they have liked or followed after US lawmakers demanded that the social network be more open about the reach of the accounts A 3D-printed Facebook like button is seen in front of the Facebook logo in this illustration taken October 25 2017 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationUS lawmakers called the announcement a positive step The web page though would fall short of their demands that Facebook individually notify users about Russian propaganda posts or ads they were exposed to Facebook Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGLO) and Twitter Inc (TWTRN) are facing a backlash after saying Russians used their services to anonymously spread divisive messages among Americans in the run-up to the 2016 US elections US lawmakers have criticized the tech firms for not doing more to detect the alleged election meddling which the Russian government denies involvement in Facebook says the propaganda came from the Internet Research Agency a Russian organization that according to lawmakers and researchers employs hundreds of people to push pro-Kremlin content under phony social media accounts As many as 126 million people could have been served posts on Facebook and 20 million on Instagram the company says Facebook has since deactivated the accounts Facebook in a statement said it would let people see which pages or accounts they liked or followed between January 2015 and August 2017 that were affiliated with the Internet Research Agency The tool will be available by the end of the year as “part of our ongoing effort to protect our platforms and the people who use them from bad actors who try to undermine our democracy” Facebook said The web page will show only a list of accounts not the posts or ads affiliated with them according to a mock-up US lawmakers have separately published some posts It was not clear if Facebook would eventually do more such as sending individualized notifications to users Lawmakers at congressional hearings this month suggested that Facebook might have an obligation to notify people who accessed deceptive foreign government material Senator Richard Blumenthal a Democrat who had asked for notifications said Facebook’s plan “seems to be a serious response” to his request “My hope is that it will be a responsible first step towards protecting against future assaults on its platform” he said in a statement Representative Adam Schiff a Democrat called it a “very positive step” and said lawmakers look forward to additional steps by tech companies to improve transparency This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Trump asks US Congress to help in fight against gangs illegal immigration | Reuters World Reuters Jul 29 2017 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why did you kill Baahubali? He added that on March 31,special category status?which gave it the ability to offer tax breaks to industry (as well as a more generous mix of Central government grants with loans)but it should be noted that much of the industrial development in recent years has been in the plains of the statenot the hills And not all new states can rely on such support from the central government In Chhattisgarhthe state created without a serious regional movementthe political environment has been considerably more stable The current BJP administration led by Raman Singh will seek a third term in the elections later this year This is a growth-oriented state that has sent clear directions from the top to encourage resource-led industrialisation It has seen high overall growth and per capita growth rates around the all-India average Yet it has a narrowcentralised ruling alliance with minimal inclusion of the states large adivasi population in leadership positions (unlike neighbouring Jharkhandwhere each of the four chief ministers have been tribalreflecting the strong demand for a tribal state) This is in many ways a less inclusive politywhich has also been accused of human rights abuses through sponsorship of the anti-Maoist Salwa Judum The proceeds of growth have also been unequal According to the Tendulkar committee figuresChhattisgarh saw a 1 per cent increase in the rate of rural poverty between 2004-5 and 2009-10 at a time when rural poverty fell by 8 per cent across India Howeverduring this periodthe state attempted to use revenues accumulated through industrial development to sponsor new poverty alleviation measuresincluding innovative food security and healthcare programmes What the experience of ChhattisgarhJharkhand and Uttarakhand since attaining statehood tells us is that there is no such thing as a blank slate: statehood is not a simple panacea for correcting inter- or intra-regional inequalities The administrations of new states can pursue distinctive policies and develop styles of governance different from their parent statesbut they can also face the legacies of ultimately divided and long-denied regional autonomy movements There is a lesson here for the Central government about the consequences of serially manipulating or seeking to ignore regional autonomy movements This is notthereforea caution against the creation of new states: India has considerably fewer states than other federal systemsand there are good arguments in favour of sub-dividing some of its largest states But given the politics of processes of state creationwe would be wise to temper our expectations of what statehood alone can achieve The writer is lecturer in politics at the Kings India InstituteKings College London and author of the forthcoming book Remapping India: New States and their Political Origins [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsGuwahati:Women voters registered a higher polling percentage than men in the first phase of elections for 65 assembly constituencies in Assamon Monday?27 percent men." he said.the idol is on the swing. Related News Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is all impressed with Neeraj Ghaywan’s debut drama “Masaan” after he watched the movie. or for his own indulgence. lost 0-6 to Japan in the quarter-final. these Astros will be remembered as champions.

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they taught her how to forgive. particularly Afghanistan. In spite of being one of the worst victims of untouchability and having been denied basic human rights, social justice and socialism the foundational objectives of the Indian democratic republic. Taylor appeared to encourage Wenger to move away, A year later, In Stuttgart, 2016 6:47 pm Alia Bhatt says her father Mahesh Bhatt is her go-to person whenever she is caught in a panic situation.

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