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CBSE schools already have Heritage Clubs as part of which students are taken for heritage walks Members also adopt a local heritage spotwhich they visit regularly and even look after its cleanliness Most schools also have healthwellness and eco clubs For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | Barcelona | Published: July 4 2017 5:59 pm Catalonia a wealthy region of 75 million inhabitants with its own language and customs has long demanded greater autonomy (File Photo) Related News Catalonia will declare independence “immediately” if a majority of the Spanish region’s voters opt for independence in a Scotland-style referendum called for October its ruling coalition said today “If the majority of votes are for creating a Catalan republic obviously independence will have to be declared immediately” said Gabriela Serra a member of the separatist coalition that governs Catalonia Her comments came as the coalition introduced a law aimed at extracting the northeastern region from Spain’s legal system in a bid to circumvent all legal and practical challenges to organising a referendum It will be submitted to a vote in the regional parliament where separatists hold a majority at the end of August Catalonia a wealthy region of 75 million inhabitants with its own language and customs has long demanded greater autonomy For years separatist politicians in the region have tried to win approval from Spain’s central government to hold a vote similar to Scotland’s 2014 independence referendum from Britain which resulted in a “no” vote But Madrid has remained steadfast in its opposition to such a vote which it considers a threat to Spain’s unity and this time is no different The Constitutional Court has already quashed a resolution approved by Catalonia’s parliament calling for the referendum to take place It has also warned Catalan’s elected officials that they will face legal consequences if they take any steps towards holding such a vote For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Argentina | Published: November 2 2017 7:14 am People place candles outside the Instituto Politecnico a technical high school where the five Argentine citizens who were killed in the truck attack in New York on October 31 went to school in Rosario Argentina (Source: Reuters) Related News Argentina on Wednesday mourned the loss of five high-school buddies from the city of Rosario who were killed when a driver of a pickup truck plowed through a bike path in New York where they were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation “They went to celebrate life and found death” Jorge Cetta a spokesman for the victims’ polytechnic high school said in an interview Flags flew at half-staff in Rosario and the city declared three days of mourning On the banks of the Parana River in northern Argentina Rosario is the country’s main grain-exporting hub as well as hometown to leftist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara and soccer great Lionel Messi Eight people were killed and 11 injured in lower Manhattan in the attack on the popular bike path along the Hudson River The suspect 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov was charged with acting on behalf of Islamic State whose followers have carried out vehicle attacks in several cities mostly in Europe Dozens of people held a candlelight vigil on Wednesday night at the 111-year-old high school The crowd was made up of parents and children and former and current students “The feeling is one of impotence that a crazy person cut their lives off like that” said Marta Albert a 58-year-old nurse and graduate of the school In Buenos Aires Argentine President Mauricio Macri praised the five architects and businessmen as model citizens “We must all stand together in the fight against terrorism” he said The president who has a previously scheduled trip to New York next week spoke on Wednesday with US President Donald Trump who expressed his condolences Macri’s office said The family and employees of one of the victims businessman Ariel Erlij remembered them in a letter to the Argentine newspaper Clarin “This is sad news for the world but even more so for those of us who had the opportunity of getting to know them” the letter read The Argentine government identified the other four dead as Hernán Diego Mendoza Diego Enrique Angelini Alejandro Damián Pagnucco and Hernán Ferruchi whose son studies at the same high school The victims were 48 to 49 years old A sixth Argentine Martin Ludovico Marro was injured and hospitalized in Manhattan His prognosis was good Mateo Estreme Argentina’s consul general in New York told reporters Four other members of the group were unharmed ‘STRONG LINKS’ The trip had been organized by Erlij whose Rosario-based company Ivanar SA distributes steel products The businessman had helped pay for two of his friends to go on the trip Cetta said “He was a lot more than a great father and a great businessman” said the letter in Clarin “He was more than anything a great person who knew how to bring perseverance and commitment to every aspect of this life” A picture of the friends at the airport before they flew to New York published by Clarin showed eight men grinning with arms linked wearing matching white T-shirts that said “Libre” or “Free” in Spanish “There were strong links among these friends which is why they had decided to take this trip together after 30 years” the director of the high school Alicia Oliva told journalists in Rosario adding that the school had declared a week of mourning The incident marked the deadliest single attack in New York since suicide hijackers crashed jetliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan on Sept 11 2001 killing more than 2600 people Argentina has been spared the attacks that have plagued Europe and North America in recent years although Buenos Aires suffered deadly assaults on the Israeli embassy and AMIA Jewish Community center decades ago For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Wellington | Published: October 24 2017 11:57 am New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern (AP Photo/Mark Baker File) Top News New Zealand could become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to legalise cannabis for personal use after an unlikely alliance of populist centrist and leftist parties put drug policy immediately on the agenda of the incoming government Recreational marijuana use is legal in several US states and European nations including the Netherlands and Spain but countries in the Asia-Pacific tend to have strict prohibitions Australia recently introduced laws freeing up access to cannabis for medicinal use but does not allow recreational use Labour’s prime minister-designate Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she agreed with a Greens proposal for a referendum to legalise use of recreational cannabis “We agreed that what we are doing now simply isn’t working so we have said yes to having that referendum” Ardern told reporters in Wellington There is no timeframe for possible legalisation which would represent the first major reform of drug laws since the 1970s but would depend on the public first voting to back reforms “Anything that helps shift New Zealand drug laws out of the dinosaur age is going to be a good thing” Ross Bell executive director of the charitable NZ Drug Foundation told Reuters “Arguably it is better for the sustainability of the reform to have a broad church like we’ve got with this government so that it is not just seen as some sort of fringe liberal policy” Bell said in a telephone interview Drug law reforms figured in talks to form New Zealand’s new government after a September 23 election failed to yield a majority for either the governing National Party or opposition Labour although neither major party had such a campaign plank The centre-left Labour will govern with support from its new junior coalition member the populist NZ First which supports holding referendums on controversial issues The Greens have offered “confidence and supply” and the diverse group of parties is already starting to deliver a melange of policies from potential relaxation of drug laws to tighter immigration controls New Zealand’s drug use ranks among the world’s highest a study by the NZ Drug Foundation shows Too much money is spent on enforcement and convictions rather than on health policies says the body which gets government and private funding For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News ? 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Along with a lot of celebrities,s commercial arm Antrix Corporation signed a deal to lease transponder capacity on the valuable S-band spectrum for 12 years to a private company called Devas Multimedia for $300 million.You can see how sports builds camaraderie and team spirit. It was so heartening to note that besides acting as lungs to a city that is desperately in need of breath and offering first-rate sports facilities to anyone who wants to pay and playthe Siri Fort Sports Complex is also contributing to social cohesion by bringing together people from different sections of society on a common platform of sport It does all this and covers its operating costs Just imagine what the impact would be if we were to put all the different stadia that were built for the Commonwealth Games of 2012 to similar use The writer is chairperson of ICRIER and former chairperson of the high-powered expert committee on urban infrastructure services For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 4 2017 10:00 pm Gal Gadot’s film Wonder Woman has broken a record on the first day by collecting 05 mn Related News Wonder Woman has soared to a $1005 million box-office debut in North American theaters making the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film the biggest opening ever for a movie directed by a woman Starring Gal Gadot as the super hero Wonder Woman this is also being touted by the critics as the movie that will save DC entertainment universe It has also gotten an excellent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and that is 93 percent The film also stars Chris Pine Robin Wright and David Thewlis in pivotal roles According to studio estimates on Sunday the well-reviewed Wonder Woman surpassed industry expectations with one of the summer’s biggest debuts Gal Gadot as the Amazonian warrior Diana has won the heart of fans The rare female-led film in an overwhelmingly male superhero landscape is breaking the glass ceiling in multiple ways It proved a hit with moviegoers earning an A CinemaScore and drew a fairly split audience Warner Bros said 52 percent of the audience was female and 48 percent male The collection comes from about 4165 theatres in its domestic box office debut It has also debuted in China at first place with a collection of $38 million according to Hollywood Reporter This film also becomes the 16th superhero film to have crossed the $100 million collection on the first day This list happens to be crowded with films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe Last week’s top film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is expected to slide steeply for a distant second place (With inputs from AP) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsUnited Nations: India has said that dialogue is the only viable option for a durable and comprehensive peaceful solution of the Palestinian issue as it voiced concern over the deteriorating security situation in theregion "Regrettably the security situation continues to deteriorate The imperative need is of restraint and moderation" India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Tanmaya Lal said on Tuesday at the General Assembly annual debate on the ‘Question of Palestine’ Representational image Reuters Lal said India firmly believes that dialogue is the only viable option in the search for a just durable and comprehensive peaceful solution of the Palestinian issue "We hope that both sides will demonstrate the necessary political will to return to the negotiations" he said adding that New Delhi is hopeful of the early resumption of a peaceful dialogue between the two sides He cited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in which he reiterated India’s support for the cause of Palestine and solidarity with the Palestinian people for their struggle for a sovereign independent state living side by side and at peace with Israel Lal said Modi reaffirmed India’s continued support to the development and nation-building efforts of Palestine by extending technical and financial assistance India recently enhanced its contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees to USD 125 million India also contributed USD four million to the National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan for Gaza with the Indian government helping set up two vocational training centers in Yatta and Hebron Hasina placed a wreath on the casket of the victims.

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