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It can jeopardise everyone’s safety on the road. management, He is not a bull in a china shop like Sikka either. Andrea Tariang, The writer is Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at the New York University School of Law, 2017 11:46 pm Nick Kyrgios, (Source: AP) Related News In the end, ? DEOs were seen busy going through various rule books on education,Written by Express News Service | Published: April 2
unlike the president who is elected via an electoral college of the houses of?5 kms.has worsened further with most part of 6-km stretch of BRTS corridor between Katraj and Swargate no longer functional.’Clinton Cash update’, On February 24, People need to exercise extreme caution in what they eat and drink. #Salmo #Mouniroy at #supernightwithtubelight” Mouni Roy had earlier said that she open to making a transition to films. Reuters The police has booked? Swabhiman conferences: Eighteen conferences were organised across the state for people belonging the scheduled castes in all the districts of the state,“We had to present our narrative.
For them, “We will have a special programme for the Olympics. They are used in exotic culinary items and are often found in sanctuaries. few would have expected Zimbabwe to win a five match series against them in their own stomping ground. It was almost a year ago that Naaz first arrived in Delhi and met Shakhnoza at a local beauty salon. The techie had reportedly been saving money to buy property in her daughter’s name. It brings all the political pressure on India to start talking — and not on Pakistan to stop supporting terror.The driver,the police on Monday said the truck was being driven at more than 100 kmph.The administration was certainly lax in dealing with the situation in Muzaffarnagar.
started threatening to attack Syria, it says The editorial argues that the global communitywhich had believed Americas claims on Iraqwas not ready to believe this time The second aspect of Obamas offensiveit allegedwas the plan to pass on the burden of global meltdown to emerging economies The dollar was delinked from the GDP and real assets of the US seven decades back Similarly the credit bonds of the USdue to which it has become the most indebted country of the worldtoo have no monetary backing Thus there is no basis for revival of US economy or the dollar in the world But QE manoeuvres are being used to destabilise the currencies of the emerging economies?constituting the governing body with alumni: these are some features of the third report of the mentor group of the varsity. File photo of Arun Sadhu. Also making the cut was Chandigarh golfer Jeev Milkha Singh despite a rough three-over 74 after a first round three-under 68. Vivo V5s Verdict Vivo V5s is a sleek looking device that looks and feels premium, the police said.ASP Abhinandan said Rekha (18) was working as a maid at the house and lived in the quarters on third floor This morning her employer had gone out Upon her return she went to the quarters and called Rekha When the maid did not respond she peeped inside and saw her body hanging from the ceiling fan The police was informed and it pulled the body down and sent it for post-mortem The official said the police was going through CCTV footage to get clues and initial investigations found that Rekha was having an affair with a man The cause of suicide was being probed and no note was recovered the official said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 6 2017 2:12 am There have been widespread protests against cutting of trees for Metro 3 File Top News Clearing the way for the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation’s (MMRC) Metro III project the Bombay High Court Friday lifted a stay on cutting of trees along the lineThe court also rejected the contention raised in petitions that some stations did not have necessary clearances under Coastal Zone Regulations The ad-interim stay on felling of trees will remain operational for 10 days A division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice G S Kulkarni was hearing two petitions one by Pervin Jehangir challenging the legality of the Metro construction and another by Nina Verma against cutting of trees in Churchgate Hutatma Chowk and Cuffe Parade Around 5000 trees have to be cut to pave way for the Seepz-Colaba Metro Line III project “It cannot be overlooked that once functional Metro Rail-III would help for a better environment and would also facilitate to improve the socio-economic condition of the citizens The approach we intend to adopt in passing this order is to bring about a balance in the protection of environment and the development in question so that a situation of prosperity on both these counts can be achieved If a hard stand as canvassed by the petitioners is accepted then it would be impossible to have any development for the betterment of the citizens residing in this metropolitan city” said Chief Justice Manjula Chellur Pointing to the the far-reaching benefits the Metro has brought in other cities such as Kolkata New Delhi and Bengaluru the court said “We therefore feel it appropriate that MMRCL would achieve these objects and goals to provide a Metro Rail for the benefits of lakhs of citizens as also undertake every measure to protect the environment by adhering to all the norms as set down by the authorities We are satisfied with the approach of MMRCL in this regard and the undertaking which they have given in declining to grant the interim prayer of the petitioners” The MMRCL has been directed to file an undertaking in terms of planting and transplanting of trees The High Court has also appointed the Member Secretary of the Maharashtra Legal Services Authority and the Deputy Registrar to oversee the compliance in regard to the replantation and transplantation of the trees “Such compliance be reported by these officers from time to time and preferably every month to a committee of two Judges of this Court as would be nominated by the Chief Justice” stated the bench The petitioner’s lawyer had also contended that the Metro project was a prohibited activity under the CRZ notification which prohibits activities of setting of new industries and expansion of existing industries in CRZs Apart from this excavation would be undertaken for constructing underground tunnels which is also a prohibited activity under the notification the petitioner had said The court said if such a contention was accepted then any activity involving digging of soil to construct the foundation for any building would be held as mining “Surely this is not what is intended by the CRZ notification In the present case the excavation is surely not an activity of specific mining of sand or rocks and any substrata material” “On the issue of the project offending the CRZ regulations in our prima facie opinion the petitioners’ contentions cannot be accepted It is quite clear the MMRCL approached the competent authorities under the CRZ notification to obtain appropriate clearances” added the court “The Metro-III project is stated to be a fully underground rail based mass public rapid transport system of the total length of about 335 kilometers There can be no dispute that the present public transport facilities in Mumbai city are grossly overcrowded overstrained and inadequate” “It is a matter of common knowledge that citizens are required to travel with immense pain and hardship and in conditions endangering their lives in the overcrowded existing suburban trains and buses Desire for a smooth and comfortable travel in Mumbai had remained a distant dream To decongest this pressure on the existing transport system and to increase mobility across the region the State authorities had decided to undertake diverse Metro rail projects” observed the Chief Justice [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsEditor’s Note:All eyes are on meeting of all the parties of the Darjeeling Hills to be held in New Delhi over Gorkhaland on Tuesday while GJM supremo Bimal Gurung on Monday said only his party could withdraw the indefinite shutdown in the Hills which is going on for 47 days This article originally published on 29 July is being republished in view of the latest developments Even as a strike fatigue sets in like the dense monsoon mist on the hills of Darjeeling that also encompass adjoining Kalimpong district a sub-text is emerging in the local political firmament which could impact the ongoing stir for a separate Gorkhaland state as the shutdown in the region shatters all previous records to enter its seventh successive week Perceptible are unmistakable hints of a fresh jockeying for power by the major players among the disparate regional groupings They have got together to spearhead the current movement as they come under increasing pressure to lay out a roadmap for the agitation and pave the way out of the growing political uncertainty in the region No matter how bandh-hardened its residents are there are signs of a growing restiveness in the air Meanwhile both the Centre and the West Bengal government seem undecided on the best way to break the prevailing political gridlock They appear to implicitly concur that it would be most prudent to wait and see what the next move of the agitation-sponsors is and how the incipient sub-text plays out Will the current agitation run out of steam as some of the earlier ones have For both New Delhi and Kolkata the big question is how much today’s votaries of Gorkhaland will be willing to concede if it comes to negotiations Despite a public avowal by those leading the agitation they will settle for nothing less than a discussion on the statehood demand in any future talks Having taken the agitation as far and raised the level of expectations among their followers any climb-down now could be politically suicidal for them Representational image PTI But as the agitation lurches on there are distinct indications that old animosities hurriedly buried by the various constituents to set up the Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) a panel formed to take the stir forward are still very much alive and stirring beneath the surface The leaders may have set aside their differences for the sake of the “cause” but what cannot be denied is the adversarial postures that have for so long defined their relations The agendas of their respective groupings prior to the setting up of the GMCC are once again creeping to the fore The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has been the principal regional political force in the hills having replaced the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) of which it is essentially an off-shoot While the latter has been in political limbo for the past few years the ongoing agitation could not have come at a more opportune time for it to stage a comeback This opportunity has been seized with eager hands and as GNLF hopes will provide it greater leverage in the political landscape It had failed to achieve this in allying in the recent past with the ruling party in the state the Trinamool Congress which had its own separate designs Then there is also the Jana Andolan Party (JAP) led by a former GJM MLA and also known for cozying up with the Trinamool Congress in times gone by That the Trinamool Congress had aimed to gain a foothold in the hills riding piggy back on the GNLF and thrown a challenge to the GJM’s hegemony in the region is of course another story What is of immediate relevance is that their commonality in the renewed Gorkhaland movement notwithstanding there is ample evidence of rumblings of discontent within both the GNLF and the JAP over some of the utterances of the GJM leadership That leadership has at least in asides if not outright condemnation been accused of its penchant for taking “unilateral” decisions regarding the ongoing agitation given the fact that it is by far the principal force behind the stir This development provides the content for the emerging subtext In a singular move aimed at removing any misgivings over what is being perceived as its high-handedness the GJM ceded to the GNLF the much sought-after political space to host its Martyrs’ Day rally in the heart of Darjeeling town on 27 July something it was denied for the past nine years The GJM also held rallies to mark the occasion as has been customary The event that is of symbolic importance in the political calendar in the hills is an annual tribute to the memory of those killed in police firing on that date in Kalimpong in 1986 That was a turning point in the 28-month long agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state led by the then GNLF supremo Subash Ghisingh and which claimed more than 1200 lives Today it is his son Maan Ghisingh who has taken over the reins of the party whose fortunes have never appeared better since the regional balance of power tilted decisively in favour of the GJM following its formation in 2007 Despite this display of political magnanimity by the GJM towards the GNLF which it had earlier accused of being sold out to the Trinamool Congress questions are being asked by political observers The questions are about whether there is anything more behind this apparent show of solidarity now that the GNLF is a partner in the ongoing stir It might indeed be naive not to assume that there were other political considerations governing the move For after all being the principal party sponsoring the agitation the onus is largely on the GJM to take the agitation forward Any faltering would be promptly made political capital of by aspiring entities like the GNLF or for that matter even the JAP An added anxiety for the GJM is the Centre’s apparent reticence to take the initiative in resolving the present political stalemate surrounding the crisis even though the BJP is its electoral alliance Neither has it got any affirmation of support for the statehood demand Needless to say this is fodder for its adversary–turned–partners if and when the present status quo goes awry By definition any sub-text is legitimate only in the context of a larger narrative In the region the public discourse is one driven by the emotive potentials of what is perceived as bruised ethnic sentiments and thwarted aspirations overarching which is the question of socio-cultural and political identity One does not have to look too far back for instances that speak to the narrative presently running its course in the hills That public memory is short cannot always be taken for granted Only last month there was the incident at the Delhi Golf Club where a woman was asked to leave because of her attire that was likened to one worn by “maids” Buried in the outrage that it evoked was the fact that she was also reportedly referred to as a “Nepali” Inferring one’s occupation through choice of dress is unquestioningly insulting but associating a job description with an entire ethnic grouping is absolutely egregious What has captured the collective imagination of those behind the ongoing agitation – those at the helm as well as their foot-soldiers and supporters – and why need perhaps no further telling The writer is a senior Kolkata-based journalist who hails from Darjeeling By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: February 23 2017 6:46 pm Zuni has added her voice to an awareness campaign (Source: Zuni Chopra/Facebook) Top News Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra and film critic Anupama Chopra’s 15-year-old daughter Zuni who has already published two books of poetry and a novel has now penned a poem titled “The Mountain Range” on exam pressure on students ALSO READ |Punjab rickshaw puller pens book on experiences withpassengers Inspired by filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s latest short film “#ReleaseThePressure” —aimed at delving into the mounting pressure on students to perform well in exams —Zuni has added her voice to an awareness campaign by Mirinda on this issue read a statement See what else is making news in lifestyle here A stanza from the poem reads: ” A warm meal from mother for dinner/ A pat on the back from father/ A giggle from a sibling/ An air that does not hang heavy/ With percentage ranking marks/ But swirls playfully through the merry chatter/ Suffused with hope with dreams with unconditional love/ A Wonderland in the world of Exams/ Releasing the pressure/ Exams Exams exams” Mirinda the orange flavoured soft drink from PepsiCo launched the campaign with Sircar’s digital film last week It invites people to pledge to ‘release the pressure’ off the pressing issue of academic performance and the toll this takes on children For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsSirsa: A tunnel and a passageway connecting Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s quarters to the hostel of his female disciples were on Saturday found by the security agencies during the second day of a massive sanitisation exercise inside the headquarters of his sect An illegal fire cracker factory and chemicals were also found during the search of the premises of the Dera whose chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was jailed for 20 years in two rape cases last month Officials seized fireworks from an illegal firecracker factory inside the Dera headquarters Manoj Dhaka/ Firstpost From the ‘gufa’ where the Dera head used to stay a passageway was found which opens to ‘Sadhvi Niwas’ (where his female disciples were kept) according to state Information and Public Relations Department deputy director Satish Mehra who has been authorised by the administration to speak to the media "A fibre tunnel too has been located during the search of the dera" he said The fibre tunnel is filled with mud he said "The derawas is connected to Sadhvi Niwas" he said "A fire cracker factory has been found inside the Dera premises and it is an illegal factory" he said adding that the illegal factory has been sealed He said some chemical material to be used in making fire crackers was also found During the on-going search an empty box for cartridges of AK 47 was also recovered Mehra said Hordes of police paramilitary and civil administration personnel were involved in the mammoth search operation which started on Friday on the direction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court An unregistered luxury car and some banned currency notes were on Friday seized from the Dera during the sanitisation exercise which also involved forensic examination of his so-called cave where he allegedly used to sexually exploit women Besides some rooms were also sealed and hard disk drives and unlabelled medicines recovered during the 12-hour day long exercise The entire sanitisation process is being videographed and overseen by retired District and Sessions Judge AKS Pawar who was appointed as Court Commissioner by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday Curfew remains in force on the road leading tothe Dera headquarters No unauthorised person was being allowed to go inside the Dera premises However life remained normal in Sirsa city A large number of vehicles including police buses and paramilitary vehicles Quick Reaction Team vehicles bomb disposal squad and anti-sabotage team vehicles carrying cops and paramilitary personnel made their way inside the dera premises on Saturday morning officials said Vehicles of the district administration carrying officials drawn from various government departments also made their way inside the Dera premises Besides some fire tenders heavy earth moving machines and tractors have also been pressed into service for the sanitisation exercise A number of Dera followers who had parted ways with the sect head have reportedly told the media earlier that except for the Dera chief and his close aides nobody was allowed to enter the ‘gufa’ or private residence The Dera spread over nearly 800 acres has been divided into ten zones for the purpose of sanitisation and searches with each zone under the control of a senior officer The Dera chief who featured in a few films directed and co-produced by himself also has some shops in the complex where consumer products launched two years ago under "MSG" brand are sold Click here to follow LIVE updates By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: September 5 2015 4:29 pm Singer Ed Sheeran who is rumoured to be dating his old school friend Cherry Seaborn was spotted spending time with her in New York Related News Singer Ed Sheeran who is rumoured to be dating his old school friend Cherry Seaborn was spotted spending time with her in New York The 24-year-old “Thinking Out Loud” hitmaker and Seaborn were seen walking side by side in New York before he left for his ‘X’ world tour reported Aceshowbiz Sheeran was seen wearing a long-sleeved dark blue shirt and black trousers while the his friend wore a crop top and light blue jeans The duo also enjoyed a baseball game in Queens Share This Article Related Article Neither of them has commented on their rumoured romance Sheeran and Seaborn came in touch with each other during their days at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham Suffolk For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: December 29 2015 9:09 pm Asked about Priyanka Chopra’s best films Mannara Chopra said: “I really like a couple of her films One is ‘Barfi’ and second is ‘Aitraaz’ which was very different Every film of hers is a milestone so there are several other such films” Related News “Zid” actress Mannara Chopra says every film of her star cousin Priyanka Chopra is a milestone Asked about Priyanka’s best films Mannara said: “I really like a couple of her films One is ‘Barfi’ and second is ‘Aitraaz’ which was very different Every film of hers is a milestone so there are several other such films” Would she like to steal any role from Priyanka “I don’t think I can steal any role from my sister but I can learn a lot from her and I can adapt that learning in my forthcoming films” she said Mannara did share that having a star sister leads to rise in people’s expectations “Bur there should be zeal inside you If you don’t have that zeal in you then no support system can help you” she said She said Priyanka’s role in “Bajirao Mastani” impressed her “I went for the trial of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and it’s not because she’s my sister that I have to appreciate her But I really loved her performance From what she said in the film I felt that she conveyed a lot more than that and I was impressed by that” she said Priyanka will next be seen on the big screen as a police officer in “Jai Gangaajal” “I’m actually looking forward to ‘Jai Gangaajal’ because I had gone to Bhopal during the shooting and I have seen the sets and witnessed their shooting for about one and half weeks So I’m excited to see how those scenes which I experienced live have come out on the big screen” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Gurgaon | Updated: October 18 2015 2:53 pm “The film is definitely the toughest of my career The film has been extremely draining be it physically mentally or emotionally The nature of the movie and the director is very demanding” Deepika Padukone said Related News Deepika Padukone has stepped into period drama genre with “Bajirao Mastani” but Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical love saga is turning out to be an arduous task for the actress She says the film is “physically mentally and emotionally draining” “The film is definitely the toughest of my career The film has been extremely draining be it physically mentally or emotionally The nature of the movie and the director is very demanding” Deepika said at the film’s song launch here Deepika Padukone with designer Anju Modi at the launch of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2015 in Gurgaon The track titled “Deewani Mastani” was launched at Day One of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2015 here on Saturday Also read:Deepika Padukone walks the ramp for Anju Modi at Blenders Pride Fashion Tour2015 The actress has teamed up with Bhansali for the second time — “Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela” was the first “Bajirao Mastani” narrates the love story of Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I (played by Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani (Deepika) Actress Priyanka Chopra plays Bajirao’s first wife Kashibai The film is scheduled to release on December 18 Watch Video: Deepika Padukone launches ‘Deewani Mastani’ song from ‘Bajirao Mastani’ For Deepika the push by the director helps an actor push the envelope and get better in the craft “He (Bhansali) is never happy with what he sees He is very clear about what he wants from his actors and team So he pushes you and helps you discover something within yourself that you didn’t know existed” the actress said Also read:‘Deewani Mastani’ song is “nasheela” Mastani is like a ‘horse with blinkers’: DeepikaPadukone “He is a hard task master You learn so much about yourself It has been the most difficult experience but in the end you feel it is worth it” she added After making a name for herself in the world of modelling Deepika entered Bollywood with “Om Shanti Om” in 2007 and went on to take Hindi filmdom with a storm Also read:Deepika Padukone: I have personal equation with Shah RukhKhan She has been appreciated by one and all for experimenting with different storylines like “Piku” “Aarakshan” and “Finding Fanny” Her line-up of upcoming movies is also quite impressive like “Tamasha” apart from “Bajirao Mastani” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: November 20 2015 12:32 am Subramanian Swamy in Ahmedabad on Thursday (Source: Express Photo by Javed Raja) Related News BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday described an MHA affidavit in the Supreme Court supporting his prosecution for alleged hate speech as the handiwork of an “insane person in the law department” In an affidavit on October 28 the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had told the apex court that Swamy violated IPC provisions with his writing It added that Swamy in his book Terrorism in India made a “hate speech against a community of India” However the government on Wednesday sought to withdraw its stand in the apex court “There is an insane person in the law department I will fish him out… I have found out where the inspiration for filing this affidavit has come from I have found out who approved the draft You will get to know in a few days” Swamy said during a press conference here “I want to congratulate (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi…” he said adding even the previous UPA government did not think something similar about the book “…I don’t know who played the prank But the signature in affidavit belongs to an undersecretary who is a junior officer in the Home Ministry” he said The consent and signatures of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the home secretary were not taken before the petition was filed the BJP leader stressed “It is now being probed how it got filed But the government yesterday filed a fresh affidavit stating that they do not conform with the affidavit filed earlier and they are deleting a portion of the paragraph which deals with this issue” Swamy said On the contents of his book he said “I had said just one thing that in the country if the Muslims accept that their ancestors were the Hindus then we all will become part of one family This is the fact as well DNA studies have been conducted which prove that the DNAs of Hindus and Muslims are one Where is the hate factor in this I am talking about love and they are saying it is hate after almost 10 years” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Noida | Published: September 4 But blaming them for manufacturing the crisis is factually inaccurate, For all the latest Entertainment News, “The biggest drawback is the idea that people think that you always have an important comment on everything.
s demand, Yet the players will get all the denunciation while the likes of Intikhab Alam will come out of this unscathed in a month or two despite doing what no professional manager in the world would do, the two gave away only 49 runs in their 8 overs and yet Pakistan had to chase a total in excess of 180. down 5. Oxlade-Chamberlain, Anand Sharma’s whole speech has to be expunged. and Santosh Kumar are the likely picks from the new NDA ally.but his accomplice Rizwan managed to flee. highly placed officials," Parthiv said that his keeping though can improve as he plays more Tests.
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says the singer-songwriter known for his desi albeit quirky vocabulary.