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said Department Chairperson Prof Rana Nayar. It seems a short circuit caused the fire, said a fire official Another fire broke out on the fifth floor of an 11-storeyed residential buildingSagar Apartmentsin Saki Naka The washing machine at a flat caught fire Several fire engines were sent and the blaze was brought under control immediatelyan official said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by RituSharma | Chandigarh | Published: July 29 2011 2:07 am Related News With a skewed sex ratio of 818 females per 1000 males in Chandigarhthe fairer sex might be struggling to make their presence felt through their numbers But when it come to the Panjab University (PU) Department of English and Cultural Studiesit has been entirely the other way round… till this year that is Coming as a huge surprise to the Department teachers but as a sheer delight for the women students herethe men whose numbers struggled to touch even the double-digit mark for more than two decades seemed to have finally made their presence felt with a mark of 30 this academic session Out of a total strength of 150 studentsas many as 30 men have got themselves enrolled in one of the oldest departments of the University The Faculty members whoin a lighter veinwould ask the women students to treat the extincting species with due diligence are evidently happy with the change The minimal number of boys had been almost similar all these years The number touching the mark of 30 is certainly encouraging for the department? Spending a precious Sunday morning on a football field could easily qualify as my worst nightmare. In sport,com) Related News Former world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to an easy draw by Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the first round of Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger. this is completely legal according to the rules of chess.

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? 2012 12:36 am Related News Konde-Deshmukh Bar Council chairman PUNE: Advocate Vitthal Konde-Deshmukh from Mumbai has been elected as the new chairman of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. But we want to load him a bit more with bowling. soyabean, download Indian Express App More Related Newshad a project in mind. This has been his best domestic season ever as a batsman. Saurashtra couldn’t breathe easy as Gurkeerat Singh Mann went on to slam an unbeaten 101. said Abhilash Kaimal, the Pentagon issued a statement saying Bilden had assured Mattis he remained committed to serving as Navy secretary if confirmed by the Senate and that Mattis was confident Bilden was “the right leader” to rebuild the Navy and Marine Corps.

be it the professional effort with the ball or their stellar batting performance after winning the toss. but I’m very happy for the win, failed to make the final, You need to ensure that you get it right. File photo. Is he Machiavellian? ministers and politicians,if not already done for various offences in acquiring theplot on which Adarsh Society stands and also for misuse andabuse of powers On 16 January 2011 the then environment minister Jairam Ramesh had ordered the demolition of the 31-storey building thathas been at the centre ofcontroversy for among other things violating of CRZ regulations However in April the Bombay High Court had stayed the demolition observing that it would be a ‘drastic step’ The controversy broke out when NGO National Alliance of People’s Movements filed a complaint with the department of defence government of Maharashtra the union environment department and the Mumbai civic authorities alleging irregularities in the structure Thirteen people including former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan have been chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the case Chavan had resigned from his post in 2010 after the alleged scam broke out Reacting to the judgment Chavan said that he did not wish to react to the court verdict ANI reported The allegations of the Central Bureau of Investigation against Chavan refer to his role as revenue minister on the issue of proposing to include civilians in the society which was initially said to be meant for retired defence personnel Three of his relatives were allotted flats in the society All three resigned from the society and their resignations were been accepted by the society the society’s chief promoter RC Thakur had told a commission probing the controversy in September 2012 With inputs from PTI Written by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: September 6 2014 12:05 am Putin mobilises nostalgia for a narrative of possible greatness captured in the territorial influence of the erstwhile Soviet Union Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s alliterative vocabulary for international relations needs a third leg In Japan he made a contrast between two kinds of international behaviour: vistarvad (politics of expansion) and vikasvad (politics of progress) Whether this contrast displayed deep strategic insight sent a subtle message to China or is merely a useful distinction is an open question But in focusing on this contrast he arguably left out a tendency that is proving to be far more potent in world politics today: vishadvad (politics of regret and nostalgia) Agents in world politics seldom operate on singular motives But at the risk of oversimplification this can be said: the most destabilising and intractable actors in world politics today are not driven by territorial expansion in the traditional 19th-century sense nor simply a desire for progress The ideological impulses animating these actors are a potent mix of nostalgia historical memory and an unresolved sense of hurt These tendencies are often exacerbated by strains of authoritarianism or a historical experience that does not find it easy to institutionalise a narrative of national purpose built around democracy and capitalism And the more a state is in decline the more the pull of vishadvad It opens up the space for politicians manipulating a sense of self-esteem often in dangerous ways This politics has made a comeback with a vengeance A quick survey of conflicts makes this apparent Russia President Vladimir Putin mobilises nostalgia for a narrative of possible greatness captured in the territorial influence of the erstwhile Soviet Union Add to this a dash of Slavic tragedy a pinch of authoritarian ruthlessness and you have political behaviour that in his own mind is not about territory or progress; it is about a fantasy born of the past The triad of China Japan and South Korea is shaped profoundly by historical memories of the first half of the 20th century The ideological underpinnings of China’s role in Asia are governed by a narrative of past humiliation and a desire to restore China to its preeminent place in Asia Japan has been a less powerful actor in Asia in part because it has not fully come to terms with its historical legacies the source of deep psychological tensions with both China and South Korea While we focus on Sino-Japanese tensions we should not underestimate Korean-Japanese tensions exacerbated by memories of the past Arguably the India-Pakistan relationship can never be understood in the traditional framework of progress versus expansion; it is grounded in the politics of self-esteem This politics is pronounced in other parts of the world Some of the ideological foundations of Turkish foreign policy are animated by memories if not of the political form of the Ottoman Empire at least of its reach and influence And the new most murderous kid on the block the IS again seems to mix a potent narrative of humiliation and a fantasy of the political form of the Caliphate Al-Qaeda now targeting India builds on narratives of humiliation and a fantasy of an umma that can overcome the nation state form Almost all the states in West Asia from Saudi Arabia to Qatar are going to struggle in their political transitions at some point The forms of those states a combination of authoritarianism and easy rents do not allow their narratives to easily embrace vikasvad It is not an accident that these states have variously invested in all kinds of narratives from the most fatally fundamentalist to the bought trappings of modern culture But none has acquired a stable political form Not recognising the depth of vishadvad matters It leads those who seek to intervene to consistently make mistakes It is almost as if two incommensurable games are going on in world politics One set of countries like the United States thinks all we need to do is get the balance of force and the economic incentives right Others are playing a psychologically different game nourished by a politics of resentful historical memory Unlike a politics of just territory or progress a politics of self-esteem is not amenable to easy compromise In the Middle East this has produced disaster after disaster Every intervention while it may displace some bad characters creates an institutional vacuum and feeds exactly that politics of self-esteem which has the power to draw in more recruits The US also has had this fantasy that some incentives and conditionalities would alter the behaviour of Pakistani generals towards their own democracy or the neighbourhood The IS is a big challenge not just for what it represents but for the competition it can unleash for tapping into that combination of resentment and fantasy It is being said that the IS is concentrating the minds of the states of the Middle East The ideal solution would be the states of the Middle East coming together to crush it rather than the West producing yet another cycle of intervention and resentment Asia will become more precarious if the politics of competing historical memories takes deeper root Territorial expansion for its own sake is not the big driver As the Chinese often say in their own defence which of the P-5 members of the Security Council are more likely to have attacked another country in the past 20 years On the other hand the risks of competing narratives of humiliation and fantasies of respect that derive from a sense of the past are not inconsiderable At best they make disputes more intractable; at worst they can be easily mobilised by a politics of nationalism India would do well to remember this In some international contexts the use of force or economic power may be warranted But these will come to nought if they are not aligned with political processes that can address the deep psycho-historical dynamics that influence the behaviour of states You cannot imagine a more stable world order emerging if these cycles of resentment and nostalgia are not replaced by new political narratives India has to do a complicated tango in Asia with countries where these narratives matter Second India has a huge advantage Despite problems its democracy has been successful in taming vishadvad to a certain degree Despite big failures it has managed to keep the faith of most of its citizens on a forward-looking project pragmatic and democratic But vishadvad bubbles up from time to time sometimes in Modi’s own party invoking fantasies and resentments of the past that scare some citizens and makes us look back Vishadvad arguably stands in the way of vikasvad more than vistarvad Our best policy both domestically and internationally is to keep it at bay The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi? Village panchayat elections are not being fought on party symbols.Meanwhile Gujarat BJP has claimed that more than 80 per cent winners in the elections belong to the party For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top News In a comprehensive article dated November 26, with the purchase of billions of dollars worth of defence equipment.

a Kanpur boy, US officials had concluded months earlier that Russian intelligence agencies had directed the hacking, 2014 2:48 am Accused Prashant Jeevan Suryawanshi in police custody. however, “We will be playing against a quality side,is precisely the reason Stuart Binny endorses his Test captain? The Committee said the state government had announced the farm loan waiver for all and then it added certain conditions to exclude people from it. “The chief minister is just 63 now and he is younger than many ministers and party MLAs. In order to confirm the identity of the driver, and with regards to tactics I think we’ve been pretty good this year.

The divisional controller of the MSRTC in Pune Shivaji Sonawane said,It was a proud moment for the MSRTC staff For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Ahmedabad | Published: January 3 2011 3:38 am Top News Over 250 officials of the city traffic police on Sunday underwent health check-up as part of the traffic awareness week that began yesterday and would continuetill January 7police said All the traffic police officers above the age of 40 years were checked for ailments by a team of over 50 doctors including ophthalmologistscardiologists and orthopaedic surgeons This health check up is done every year as part of the Traffic awareness week organised every year” ACP (Traffic) R G Jadeja said The check-up showed that the health indicators of traffic cops were better than last year They had less problem with their lungs” he said According to policesince the cops spend a lot of time managing vehicular trafficthey are more likely to be affected by air pollutionso their lungs were checked using the latest machines AlsoECGblood pressureblood sugar and other checks were performed on over 250 policemen Police said that most cops complained of arthritishypertensionback pain and acidityfor which they were prescribed medicine For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 13 2010 12:21 am Related News city anchor: System to issue challans with the help of CCTV cameras is functional; 300 challans have been issued in five days Jumping a red light in a hot afternoon and speeding away is now going to have its side effects A challan will follow you home The ambitious project of the Chandigarh Traffic Police to challan traffic rule violators with the help of CCTV cameras has finally taken off around 300 violators have been challaned since May 7a traffic police officer said The computerised information mechanismhanging fire for over five yearsis functional and the police are actively issuing challans At presentCCTV cameras are installed at 20 key traffic signals (see box) in the city Through a hi-tech systemthese cameras capture photographs of vehicles breaking traffic rules and automatically issue challans But at presentchallans are being issued manually from the control room at Traffic Lines in Sector 29 At presentchallans are being issued manually based on the CCTV footage The automatic challaning system will take some time By then we will have details of every vehicle registered in the city? says Mahesh Ramanathan,which opened at Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra,offers an opportunity to pick objects of art and handicraft from not just the south Indian state but also from Gujarat and West Bengal.

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