veteran Gurbax Singh Sandhu will now train the country’s women boxers assisted by a 14-strong team comprising the likes of Arjuna awardees Mohammed Ali Qamar and N Usha among others. and now people are afraid of me. upper castes and traders into the BSP fold. “The exhibition displays the sacrifices made by freedom fighters through films in various languages. according to BJP leaders, The devilishly steep 16km ribbon of tarmac snaking up to 2,” he said. In the evening, thanks mainly to cheap Chinese imports that have grown from Rs 100 crore to Rs 800 crore in the last eight years. Federation of Small-Scale Industries of India.
the confidential political organisational report circulated to the delegates pointed out serious organisational lapses in Bengal. Singh said head warden Azad Singh would be recommended for a medal for the exemplary manner in which he caught Kumar. This is really an opportunity for me to help them. 2) Nuclear family where only the husband works. The top phase of the WHO’s six tier pandemic alert scale corresponds to a pandemic, Nitish Kumar was among the leaders who met her and JD-U leaders took part in all meetings of the grouping.D K Pattammal, download Indian Express App ? 38,but its spirit lives on. Fali S Nariman New Delhi Manufacturing protest Manufacturing non-existing controversies and then trying to assuage the supposedly hurt religious feelings is a new low in our politics perhaps for a few votes more on the eve of the upcoming assembly elections Quite an innocuous remark on the Golden Temple has been distorted out of proportion while the matter could have been allowed to rest On the other handthe Jaipur Literature Festival drama over Salman Rushdie was quite unconvincing and may have quite the opposite effect Raghubir Singh Pune Samizdat Verses I read Hashtivism at #JLF (IEJanuary 26) with interest I have some empathy for Hari Kunzruwho made a self-defeating apologia of sorts following his one-line tweet on reading from the book Writers will protestand they have against this stifling of the freedom of expression (Rushdies novel is now the most accepted symbol of that) But they will want to be readneed their publisherseditors and the entire support edifice They cannot write or protest in isolation For an effective protestRushdies book needs a wider support network If The Satanic Verses hasnt been published in India for whatever reasons (and the ban is a customs ban)whats to stop it from being published in India in samizdat The sheer quantity might be enough to stop its opponents Anu Kumar Singapore Mayas way ahead Christophe Jaffrelots article Her Sarvajan Test (IEJanuary 26) comprehensively highlighted the political achievements of the BSP in Uttar Pradesh Theres no doubt that in a country ridden with grim stories of caste discrimination for decadesMayawati will enter the pages of history as one of the most powerful Dalit political figuresafter only BR Ambedkar Howeverwhat remains to be seen in the years to come is whether the BSP will be able to expand its political agenda to bring about all-round developmentacross castes Mired in a labyrinth of scams and with the Election Commission coming down upon it for the statues of Mayawati and the elephant (the partys poll symbol)the BSP seems to be walking on a razors edge Arpita Roy New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: August 27 2017 4:00 am The poclain machines were on the top floor of the building and collapsed on to the second floor Dilip Kagda Top News One person died two others were injured and six more feared trapped under debris after a portion of a seven-storeyed building — Krishnan Business Park — in Chandivali caved in Saturday under the weight of poclain machines kept on the top floor The building was being demolished when the incident took place at around 5:30 pm The poclain machines fell on workers on the lower floors While officials claimed there were 12 labourers in the building labourers who survived said there were at least 18 men in building Six are feared trapped including 30-year-old Manav and 21-year-old Gauri Shankar Officials from L ward said the building was in the process of being demolished While details about the building remain unclear Ajit Ambi assistant municipal commissioner of L ward said “The building was under the jurisdiction of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) It was in the process of being demolished when the poclain machines collapsed on workers One death has been reported” A BMC official at the site said the building had been constructed for commercial purposes but was to be converted into a residential building “Crystal Group the builders had approached the building and factory department for the conversion but permission was denied for demolition” said a civic official adding the proposal was handed over to the SRA which was monitoring the demolition of the structure to convert it into a residential building Pralhad Mahishi executive engineer at SRA said “We gave a Letter of Intent to the builder for permanent transit camp in June this year He was supposed to utilise FSI of 075 for SRA and the remaining FSI component for sale” SRA officials said they were yet to receive final documents on the demolition of the building Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone X N D Reddy said a case of accidental death had been registered at the Sakinaka police station and that police will conduct an inquiry after the rescue operations were over “We have learnt the building belongs to Crystal Group which had employed a contractor for the demolition work” he said Officials at the site said the contractor Bhagwan Singh fled after the incident The rescue team included eight fire-engines one rescue van 50 labourers and a team from the National Disaster Rescue Force Fire officials said since the poclain machines had collapsed on to the second floor the structure was in a precarious condition which delayed the rescue efforts “Since the building was being demolished a lot of debris and metal rods are kept around it We are unable to take our equipment close to the building Due to the current state of the building we are waiting for the structural audit report to devise a strategy for the rescue operations” said a fire official Civic officials said preliminary inquiry revealed the building was an 18-storeyed commercial structure and 11 floors had been demolished Chief Fire Officer P Rahangdale said “The poclain machines collapsed and fell to the second floor… One person was removed from under the debris and taken to Rajawadi Hospital” he said Police said two poclain machines were still on the seventh floor According to Mohammed Akbar a labourer who was on the seventh floor at the time there were over 16 labourers and four poclain machines on top of the building While Akbar survived 32-year-old Gurahu Nandlal Malhar who was from Uttar Pradesh and lived in Sakinaka died Malhar was straightening rods on the first floor when the machines collapsed on him His body was found on the ground floor and he was declared dead at Rajawadi Hospital Bijesh Ram Tiwari security guard of the building who has been working at the site for over a month said “I was in office when the building collapsed When I ran out there was a lot of smoke I think 12-14 labourers were on site today” At first local people helped rescue those trapped and took them to hospital The injured included 25-year-old Bablu Ajit who sustained a fracture in his leg and 19-year-old Tiras Paswan who sustained minor injuries Rajawadi Hospital superintendent Dr Vidya Thakur said “Bablu has been admitted with a fracture His condition is stable” Feared trapped Kumar Kauntar (50) who owned one of the four poclain machines is feared trapped in the debris According to co-workers Kumar had come for inspection of the demolition work at 430 pm “He left the top floor and workers saw him go down But his bike is still parked outside the construction site and his phone is off We fear he may be trapped inside” said Santosh Gupta a local resident For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: December 5 2016 2:21 pm Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur at Karan Johar’s show Koffee With Karan Related News When Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra sat on the couch of Karan Johar’s celebrity chat show one wondered why the two gorgeous actors don’t date each other The two were in the same Dream Team tour They have even done a film together and are the best buddies in B-town While sipping coffee on the show the two seemed to have slipped out a lot about their friendship Parineeti was cute all along the show and Adi was at his shy best Also read |Koffee With Karan Season 5: Here’s what Mira Rajput said about Shahid Kapoor on Karan Johar’sshow Throughout the episode both PC junior as Parineeti liked calling herself and Aditya laughed off and rubbished all rumours linking them up Apparently Karan Johar has a source (probably Adi’s closest buddy Ranbir Kapoor) who says Aditya does not perform well at the gym Amidst many jokes here are all the collected fun moments from the show 1 In the first half of the show they confessed how the two (ARK and Parineeti) spoke to each other more like a dietitian and patient suggesting each other tips on how to lose weight Well it’s out there now #AdityaRoyKapoor had something to do with @ParineetiChopra’s fab transformation #KoffeeWithKaran pictwittercom/D8yGnFLrzz — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 4 2016 2 Parineeti openly said even when she is wearing the sexiest dress none of the guys she is friends with would hit on her Aditya agreed that no matter how sexy her dress is that would never ever interest him 3 The two also discussed Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif and a lot of it Love him…hate him…but you simply cannot ignore @Varun_dvn #KoffeeWithParineeti pictwittercom/h0nQDTSHaD — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 4 2016 Turns out @ParineetiChopra is petrified of Katrina Wait but why #KoffeeWithParineeti pictwittercom/vIBHy7yo8P — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 4 2016 4 She also perfectly demonstrated the size of Aditya’s brain And it can fit in a teaspoon @ParineetiChopra and Aditya Roy Kapur’s friendly banter is one crazy sight #Shenanigans on #KoffeeWithKaran pictwittercom/4ByuQDZxUG — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 4 2016 5 When Parineeti Chopra totally rocked it at every situation thrown by Karan Johar 6 The two were even more adorable when they were made to confess their love for each other in regional language 7 Sitting right in front of Karan Johar Aditya was totally lost when Parineeti did the impression of Pooh from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham #AdityaRoyKapoor has interesting roles for his Bollywood colleaguesin his fictional college –especially @ParineetiChopra #KoffeeWithAditya pictwittercom/CSdmd1oRPT — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 4 2016 8 Parineeti said she hates Aditya for never calling or texting her back because he is sleeping at a times 9 Parineeti was asked who is the sexiest man in India and her reply was Fawad Khan thus taunting KJo Aditya was once again totally clueless about all kinds of jokes she was referring to @ParineetiChopra & #AdityaRoyKapoor face some ‘personal questions’ on the Koffee couch #KoffeeWithKaran pictwittercom/wnBgXDu6wS — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) November 28 2016 10 When Aditya Roy Kapur confessed that if he ever meets Arnab Goswami in a lift he would star a debate and keep on interupting him For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Updated: January 21 2015 11:52 am As Obama ends America’s more-than-a-decade-long occupation of Afghanistan there are questions about the future of the US-Pak relationship Related News As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama expand the scope of the India-US partnership they have a rare opportunity to strengthen bilateral engagement on regional issues in the subcontinent including the stability of Pakistan During the Cold War one of the main reasons for the estrangement between India and the US was Washington’s support for the Pakistan army While the American interest was not directed against India Rawalpindi’s ability to leverage the relationship in its rivalry with New Delhi produced unending complications for Indo-US ties The frequent US efforts to mediate on the Kashmir question between India and Pakistan only made matters worse for Delhi It was President George W Bush who broke this paradigm by unveiling a policy of “de-hyphenation” early in his first term which began in 2001 Recognising India’s potential role as a major power in Asia and beyond Bush discarded Washington’s tradition of viewing India through the South Asian prism Despite the renewed importance of the Pakistan army for the US after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington Bush did not abandon the special outreach to India Instead he defined an American policy towards South Asia that dealt with India and Pakistan on their own merit Bush would not give Pakistan a veto over Washington’s India policy Unlike his predecessor Bill Clinton Bush made it absolutely clear that he would not let America meddle in Kashmir Bush also turned down Pakistan’s repeated demands for a nuclear symmetry with India and insisted that the civil nuclear initiative was an exclusive arrangement with Delhi When Obama succeeded Bush in 2009 Delhi was concerned that the Democrats with their Kashmir itch would take America back to the bad old days in South Asia After his initial momentary musings on Kashmir mediation Obama stayed the course adopted by Bush Despite the huge turbulence in Kashmir during his visit to India in November 2010 Obama chose to maintain silence This fundamental change in US policy was critical in building mutual trust over the last decade between Delhi and Washington After the Hyphen As Obama ends America’s more-than-a-decade-long occupation of Afghanistan there are questions about the future of the US-Pak relationship With most of the American troops out of Afghanistan some argue American interest in and aid to Pakistan will begin to rapidly decline Others however argue that Washington is unlikely to abandon the relationship with Rawalpindi any time soon They point to America’s interest in ensuring a reasonably stable Afghanistan its concerns about the consequences of state failure in Pakistan and the fear of loose nukes falling into the hands of extremist groups Whatever direction the ties between Washington and Islamabad may take in the coming years India needs to engage the US on the future of Pakistan at a moment when our western neighbour is struggling to cope with a deepening crisis at home and mounting challenges on its western frontiers Many in Delhi and Washington will instinctively resist the construction of such a dialogue After all it has never been done before The fact however is that both countries have a big stake in Pakistan’s stability But neither America nor India is in a position to unilaterally shape the future of Pakistan Working together might give them a slim chance of influencing outcomes in Pakistan one of the world’s pivotal nations Delhi’s Region India’s wariness of America’s regional policies was not limited to Pakistan As political trust diminished between India and the US during the Cold War Delhi became increasingly suspicious of the American role in its neighbourhood and sought to limit it in the subcontinent It was Bush who once more broke the mould of the US policy He ordered a substantive dialogue with India on regional issues and was quite happy to let India take the lead in the subcontinent beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan Delhi too began to shed its reluctance to work with America in the neighbourhood Recall that it was Delhi that drew the US as an observer into Saarc when Pakistan was pushing for a larger Chinese role in the regional forum in 2005 In the last few years Delhi and Washington seemed to slip back to the old habit of working at cross-purposes in the region Amidst their effort to revitalise the partnership Modi and Obama must initiate a high-level regional dialogue for sustained political consultation and policy coordination between Delhi and Washington in the region The apparent cooperation between Delhi and Washington in supporting an orderly transfer of power in the recent presidential elections in Sri Lanka may provide a valuable precedent for future joint efforts to promote political stability and regional economic integration in the subcontinent The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:The Congress and the BJP on Friday engaged in a war of words over Pakistani authorities harassing Kulbhushan Jadhav’s kin as the former sought to know why India did not ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to facilitate the meeting through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) or any other UN body In response the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit back at the Congress and said that the Congress party’s misdeeds had emboldened Pakistan to indulge in uncouth behaviour Pak’s mistreatment of Jadhav’s family unequivocally condemnable but-1What were ground rules settled between India&Pak about the meeting2 Knowing Pak’s perfidy fully well why did India not ask ICJ to facilitate meeting through ICRC or any other UN body rather than bilaterally? — Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) December 29 2017 Reacting to it BJP national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao tweeted Congress party’s misdeeds misadventures misdemeanor junkets secret meetings & loose statements have emboldened Pakistan to indulge in uncouth behaviour @INCIndia It’s time not to ask questions but to atone for Jaichand-like acts https://tco/9W9GaJR7O9 via @timesofindia — GVL Narasimha Rao (@GVLNRAO) December 29 2017 Pakistani authorities made Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother remove their mangalsutra bangles and bindi and also made them change their clothes before the meeting India said on Tuesday India also slammed the meeting conducted across a glass panel terming it "lacking in credibility" and "intimidating" By: Express News Service | Updated: June 24 2014 8:34 am Related News The ratification of the Additional Protocol (AP) to grant the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) greater access to India’s civil nuclear programme is a signal from the NDA government that it is serious about implementing the Indo-US nuclear deal The AP was part of India’s commitment under the civil nuclear initiative with the US that ended New Delhi’s prolonged nuclear isolation and allowed it to regain access to civil nuclear technology without giving up its weapons programme The IAEA had approved an India-specific AP in 2009 after signing a pact with Delhi in 2008 which cleared the path for the Nuclear Suppliers Group’s India-specific waiver After the initial effort made towards lifting the global technological blockade on India’s nuclear sector the UPA visibly lost the momentum in its second term allowing itself to be cornered into passing a bad nuclear liability law The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act 2010 hinders the entry of foreign nuclear suppliers as the law’s right to recourse clause in case of a nuclear accident places liability on the supplier Earlier this year former PM Manmohan Singh had to return from Moscow without an agreement on units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam plant The Russians have since communicated their “in principle” nod to the law paving the way for a contract on Kudankulam 3 and 4 Problems persist however with the US and France whose vendors are held back by the liability law as are Indian private sector companies The law is inconsistent with the Convention for Supplementary Compensation that India signed in 2010 Global regulations fix liability solely on the operator and the global nuclear industry was revived with state assurances of bearing liability The UPA had tried to finesse the law by writing rules of implementation making it the operator’s call to exercise the right to recourse and only if it was written into the contract In its current form the law may see suppliers apply for large insurance covers which could make nuclear energy too expensive The BJP partly responsible for this state of affairs in opposition has now signalled its willingness to push ahead But it must accept that this egregious law needs to be amended first For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: March 3 2017 12:51 pm Amala Paul’s ex-husband A L Vijay breaks his silence on remarriage rumours Related News Kollywood grapevine is abuzz with rumours that director AL Vijay ex-husband of actor Amala Paul is planning to tie the knot again However the Devi(L) director has issued a press statement in order to put all the rumours to rest Terming media reports on his remarriage as “baseless” Vijay said “To my dismay I found that in a certain section of media there were some fabricated rumours on my remarriage This is baseless This sort of unchecked and unauthorised information disturbs me a lot” Just two weeks ago Vijay and Amala were granted divorce by a family court in Chennai And the speculations were rife that Vijay’s father AL Alagappan was looking for a suitable match for his son According to some Tamil newspapers Amala was so upset about news about Vijay’s “remarriage” she even cancelled the shooting and took off from the sets “Media had been largely instrumental in my growth and I feel I have the moral right to ask them to avoid such rumours My commitment to the audience and the media is films of substance and I will strive hard to deliver it” he added More from the world of Entertainment: Amala and Vijay got married in June 2014 after dating for three years They separated in March 2015 and decided to get a divorce in August last year Following the divorce rumours were rife that Vijay and family forced Amala to quit acting and it was the main reason for their split However the director issued a statement saying he and his family supported Amala to pursue her acting career to the best of their abilities He also added that only Amala and he know the real reason for the divorce and now they have decided to move on with their lives in a dignified manner After a small hiatus Amala is now focusing on her film career and she has signed a slew of interesting films in Tamil and Malayalam She recently made her Kannada debut with Hebbuli Vijay who tasted box office success with his last directorial venture Devi(L) is now busy with the post-production of his upcoming film Vanamagan which has Jayam Ravi in the lead role For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News
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