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The BJP is, download Indian Express App ? General Stephen Townsend,the conduct of SHO shows that he is not at all sensitive to the situation? The accusedGaganwas arrested only after the complaint was filed in PCA Referring to the conduct of earlier previous investigating officerSI Balbir Singh Kandathe victim had alleged that Kanda had deliberately caused a delay in arresting the accused Kanda had allegedly arranged a raid to apprehend the accused but had returned half way to take bath Commenting on his rolethe PCA has ruled that he should have detailed any other officer to hold the raid This shows how callous he was regarding his duty and commitment. The order further reads that ? this is going to affect the way s/he interacts with other people. and complications from unsafe abortions, Second, The party has named Kher as the candidate from Chandigarh,75 crore on its first two days.
“After the incident, This fair and liberal approach is in sharp contrast when compared to India where social media would usually attack liberal thought as fiberals, directed the officials concerned to look into the issue of bid rigging, particularly amongst overseas players that Kings XI had assembled. “Enjoy #JagGhoomeya Rahat’s version . This ? Babita’s elder sister Geeta Phogat was also present to unveil the workshop.with foreign money? Nobody interrupted or protested The Left is too isolatedpunch-drunk or maybe just nuked-out andsince Che was after all speaking in supportwhy would the secular Congress protest Congress can therefore celebrate one more destruction of their Left challengers But its leadership has to remember that each such moment has led its very illustrious leaders ultimately to decline and some disgrace because they allowed Left ideologues to take over their politics and their government There is enough documented history to leave us with no doubt that Krishna Menon was the one individual more responsible than any for the debacle of 1962and the fading away of Nehru as a brokendefeated man To underline just one factthe man who fought to keep American domination away from the entire non-aligned worldleft behind an American military mission (to help us defend ourselves from the rampaging Chinese he had once so loved) led by a two-star general in New Delhithe only time in our independent history that we have had substantive foreign military presence.out of power? You go back two yearsto see how this strategy continues to work Two yearsbecause that is when the Lefts political power was at its highest point since our independence Somnath Chatterjee was not telling us a secret when he said that a politburo member boasted that they could order the prime minister to sit or stand up and he would This is when CPMand even CPIleaders had become TV stars; and opinion pollsand reputed publicationswere listing Prakash Karat among the top three in their power lists (after Sonia and Manmohan Singhthough some argued that he actually belonged in the middle) Where do hehis party andmost interestinglyhis ideology stand now The nuclear dealwhich he had made the test of his partys new poweris signedsealedand now cemented by the nuclear liability bill And how has that come about The Congress got Parliament to sanctify the nuclear deal by stealing the Lefts most loyallargestand in fact its only Hindi heartland allythe Samajwadi Party It has now succeeded in getting the nuclear liability bill passed by winning over the BJPthe Lefts biggest ideological enemy So within two disastrous years the Left has lost both its closest political ally and its biggest ideological foe to the Congress Meanwhileits parliamentary strength has more than halvedand it sits hapless on the wrong side of the only certainty in electoral politics as difficult to call as Indias: the loss of West Bengal and Kerala next year And where are its ideological fellow-travellers meanwhile One by onethese usual suspects are jumping again on the Congress bandwagoncornering the finest sinecures in showpiece cultural institutionsuniversitieseven the National Advisory Council Arundhati Roy is praising Sonia and Rahulwhile the bhadralok revolutionaries of Bengalfrom Mahasweta Devi to Aparna Sensee Congress ally Mamata as a saviour And just when the ideological Left is risinghailing Rahuls speech at Niyamgiri and the interventions of Digvijay SinghMani Shankar Aiyar and Jairam Ramesh as the Congress partys return to its socialistanti-corporate roots,was ruled out of the remainder of the Test series.
Director, It does not favour Christians either. Another instruction was to initiate stringent action against hardcore criminals in order to keep them behind bars. Anjali also added that the “motivation is so high for these people (actors) that they don’t realise the implications” of fluctuating weight change. mumbai.i would firstly lik 2 thank d entire police personnel of Tamil Nadu for makin sure i reached — Trisha Krishnan (@trishtrashers) January 14, Whether the world agrees or not I have made my own don’t. Don’t you…” However within a few hours Kamya deleted the picture So has she backed out of the #LipstickRebellion The actor has always been controversy’s favorite child After her divorce from actor Bunty Negi in 2013 she has been bringing up her daughter single-handedly Recently Kamya won Best actor in a negative role for her television show Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki The actor shared some pictures from the award show and wrote “A big thank you to each one of you who voted for me n a very special thanks to very special someone Manveer Gurjar” Recently she was linked-up with ex-Bigg Boss contestant Manveer Gurjar but when indianexpresscom reached out to Kamya she laughed off the rumours of her affair and quashed them saying “We are great friends and nothing else” Check out the screen grab of Kamya Panjabi picture: Kamya was also part of a short film Hum Kuch Keh Na Sakey which narrated the life of late television actor Pratyusha Banerjee For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: December 30 2016 2:13 pm Taramani teaser is out Top News The second teaser of Taramani was released on Friday by Simbu on his Twitter page While the first teaser showed the lead couple dealing with several issues in the relationship in the second teaser the couple seems to be going through a serious rift Taramani is a new-age romantic drama The film is written and directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Ram The film centres on a couple working in the IT industry and explores the challenges that are faced by people in a relationship in an urban setup The film has Andrea Jeremiah and debutant Vasanth Ravi in the lead roles Going by the teaser Vasanth plays the role of an insecure boyfriend of Andrea who maintains a hack’s eye on her every move While Andrea’s character is ambitious and progressive who has a good grasp of herself and her surroundings Earlier Ram has said Andrea’s character in Taramani would be the role of a lifetime saying that he thought she was one of the most underutilised actors in the industry “I have envisioned Taramani as a full-fledged urban love story in the post-globalised world with issues like conflict sex lust and money being in focus The film will talk about the concept of eternal love between a male and female” he was quoted by saying Behindwood Ram is a critically acclaimed director of Kollywood After assisting directors like Rajkumar Santoshi and Balu Mahendra he made his debut in 2007 with Kattradhu Thamizh And his second film came out in 2013 Thanga Meengal in which he had also played the lead role The film won three National Awards including best Tamil film Actor Anjali has also played a cameo in Taramani and her character has been revealed in the second teaser Watch Taramani teaser here: Taramani producer J Sathish Kumar said that on Friday the audio of the film will be launched by superstar Rajinikanth Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja has scored music for the film while late lyricist Na Muthukumar had penned all the songs For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: October 5 2017 6:18 pm Shakib Al Hasan last played for Bangladesh against Australia in September this year (Source: AP) Related News Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been made member of the prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee and the left-handed cricketer confirmed this after posting a picture of the letter on his official Facebook page The caption of the picture read “I truly feel humbled that you have chosen me to be a member of the Prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee Thank you for bestowing me with such an honour” Shakib last played for Bangladesh in September against Australia The left-hander later asked to be rested for the two-match Test series against South Africa to prolong his career Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) accepted his plea to get a Test sabbatical in order to better manage his workload “Shakib wrote a letter to us asking for a six-month break” Akram said “He can miss the first Test against South Africa but if he wants he can play the second Test He will not be traveling with the team but he can tell us what he decides to do” 30-year-old Shakib had taken the decision to extend his career and ease his workload He’s played 51 Tests 177 ODIs and 59 T20Is “We can’t always be thinking about us We should also keep his fatigue into consideration” Akram added Bangladesh are presently playing an away Test series in South Africa comprising of two matches where they have already gone 0-1 down after losing the first encounter by 333 runs They earlier ended a two-Test series against Australia in a 1-1 draw For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: June 24 2016 12:03 am Top News Daily Jadid Khabar in its editorial on June 15 writes: “As part of an organised conspiracy BJP MP Hukum Singh has spread the rumour that the Hindus of Kairana (in western UP’s Shamli district) are being forced to migrate from there and this ‘exodus’ is like that of Kashmir where Kashmiri pandits had been forced to leave their homes and move out of the valley… But the report sent by the DIG of police of Saharanpur range has levelled very serious charges against the BJP In his report RK Raghav has said that in view of the forthcoming assembly elections in UP the BJP has aroused a false sense of insecurity among the Hindus in order to get their votes in the election” Shakeel Shamsi editor of Inquilab in his signed column on the same day writes: “It is ironic that the people who provoked rioters to force thousands of Muslims of Muzaffarnagar to run away and take shelter in Kairana are now levelling allegations against Muslims of creating an atmosphere in Kairana that has compelled a few hundred Hindus to migrate to other places… But if the BJP had looked at the people going out from a human eye it would have also seen thousands of Muslims too left Kairana and settled in Delhi and elsewhere in UP It would have also seen thousands of Hindus who are still living in Kairana peacefully” Orlando Tragedy Daily Siasat in its editorial on June 14 writes: “The authorities have not drawn any conclusion about the attacker at Orlando’s gay night club in the US nor have the real objective of the attack been revealed but commentators have tried to sensationalise the incident and associate it with a particular group The incident of firing is being described as the worst tragedy after the 9/11 attack in the US But the incident is also like the school firing recently where dozens of children were killed Such an incident just before the US presidential election can be a coincidence But it can also be a part of an organised conspiracy Any conspiracy can be hatched to give strength to the anti-Muslim policy of the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump” The daily Munsif on the same day writes: “The gun lobby in the US is a great problem for its president and it is selling arms to the US citizens as if it were vegetables And if the name of the attacker was a ‘Robert’ and not Mateen this incident too would have been considered a case of firing by a deranged person It definitely would not be considered a ‘terrorist act’ But as the present attacker seems to be a Muslim the incident has been linked with Islamist terrorism even though it was a personal act and according to Mateen’s father the attacker was deeply homophobic” Udta Punjab Welcoming the decision by the Bombay High Court with regard to the Hindi film Udta Punjab the Inquilab in its editorial on June 17 writes: “The Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court have snatched the scissor which the censor board chairman Pahlaj Nihalani used to please the BJP’s ally the Akali Dal In fact the presence of a censor board in a democratic country is against the fundamental spirit of democracy When there is no censoring for newspapers TV shows and the net then why is this atrocity being inflicted only on films Udta Punjab shows that the scourge of drugs has the entire state in its grip and the entire government personnel are complicit in allowing the slide to happen The politicians of Punjab have also tried their best to prevent the film’s release as it is likely to damage their electoral interests in the coming elections However the courts have foiled their plans and given wings to Udta Punjab Roznama Khabrein in its editorial on June 10 writes: “Udta Punjab is an extremely important film and seen in the context of the evils of drug addiction afflicting Punjab there is a need for such films in our society But there is a danger of the upheaval in Punjab politics with its release Films are the strongest platform for freedom of expression and that is why they are being targeted by the government” Compiled by Seema Chishti For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsA special NIA court —that ordered on Thursday that Sadhvi Pragya Thakur Lt Col Prasad Purohit and 10other accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case will stand trial on terror charges— has said that a conclusion cannot be drawn that Purohit had attended the alleged conspiracy meetings related to the blast in the discharge of his duty as a military intelligence officer According to The Indian Express Purohit had relied on documents from the Court of Inquiry conducted by the army to "exonerate" himself from the case He had claimed that the meetings were aimed at generating counter-intelligence as part of his job File image of Colonel Purohit Courtesy: News18 The special NIA court however in its detailed order said that the incriminating circumstances against Purohit are "not only about his presence in the meetings but also the manner in which he participated and the actual discussion and utterances made by him" according to an India Today report The court noted that in all the meetings held "prima facie it appears that Purohit was acting as a leader and chairperson of the meeting and also his superiors in the army did not have any knowledge of this" MCOCA charges dropped The courthad on Wednesday dropped the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) charges against the accused Special Judge SD Tekale in the 130-page order said that there was insufficient material to charge the accused under MCOCA The court said that while the accused would not be charged under MCOCA they would still face trial under sections 16 (committing/organising a terror act) and 18 (criminal conspiracy) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and sections 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) 302 (murder) 307 (attempt to murder) 326 (causing grievous hurt to others) of Indian Penal Code and under the Explosive Substances Act Of the 13 accused named by the prosecution two are still absconding The court discharged three accused — Shyam Sahu Shivnarayan Kalsangra and Pravin Takkalki – from all the charges levelled against them and said it was accepting the NIA’s decision to "absolve them" from the case due to insufficient evidence against them The court said two accused Rakesh Dhawde and Jagdish Mhatre shall be tried only under the Arms Act before courts in Pune and Thane "At this prima facie stage asafe conclusion can be drawn from the statement of witness number 184 that in the Bhopal meeting (where the alleged conspiracy was hatched) Purohit Pragya Ramesh Upadhyay Sameer Kulkarni and Sudhakar Chaturvedi were present" "There was discussion about growing Jihadi activities in Aurangabad and Malegaon and Purohit expressed his opinion to do something for its prevention by expanding Abhinav Bharat Sanghatna in the said area" the court said ‘Conspiracy to establish Hindu Rashtra’ The court said it was accepting the NIA counsel’s submission that the accused persons had made conspiracy to establish a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ and the conspiracy to cause bomb blast was one step towards the objective of the accused The court used strong words in holding that the prime accused must remain to be charged under sections 16 and 18 of the UAPA for conspiring for and committing a terrorist activity "The blast took place near a mosque during the holy month of Ramzan If the place and the timing of the blast is considered at this prima facie stage in the background of available evidence in the form of transcripts (from the conspiracy meetings) witness statements etc it has to be said that the bomb blast was caused with the intention of threatening the unity of the public by targeting a particular community" it said "The intention to take revenge against an individual is one thing but the intention to take revenge against people belonging to a particular religion is another The latter shows the intention to strike terror among people or among a certain section of people" it said The court observed that while his predecessor had discharged all the accused from MCOCA charges in the past the high court while hearing an appeal by Maharashtra government had ordered for MCOCA charges to be reapplied "The high court ruling was upheld by the Supreme Court However the apex court in its order observed that except accused number seven (Dhawde) there is no material to show that the remaining accused persons had nexus with co-accused or with the crime pertaining to the Jalna and Parbhani cases" the court said "The apex court had said it would not like to get into the issue of applicability of MCOCA at that stage since NIA investigation was still on However now NIA has completed its probe and has come to the conclusion that the charges of MCOCA cannot be applied against the accused in this case" it said The court noted that Dhawde was shown as an accused in the Jalna and Parbhani blast cases only after his arrest in the Malegaon blast case During 2003-04 when the Jalna and Parbhani blasts took place there is no record or material to show that Bharat was in existence or that Dhawde was even in touch with the other accused in the Malegaon blast case it said "In such circumstances it cannot be said that the accused persons including Dhawde committed the act in Parbhani and Jalna case as a member or on behalf of a crime syndicate that is Bharat" the court said "In view of all this I hold that all accused persons are entitled to be discharged from the offences under MCOCA as there is no sufficient ground to proceed against them under the said Act" the court said The court dismissed NIA’s and Sadhvi’s claims that the latter had sold her motorbike that was later used to plant the explosive device for the blast The court said Thakur was still shown as the registered owner of the bike and thus despite her claims that she had sold it to someone else long before the incident it was for the Sadhvi to prove that she had no knowledge of where the bike was With inputs from PTI New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday hailed the court verdict in the Mumbai serial blasts case saying it shows India’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that perpetrators of acts of terror do not go unpunished File image of Abu Salem PTI A Mumbai court has awarded death sentence to Tahir Merchant and Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan and life imprisonment to extradited gangster Abu Salem in the case "At a time when the Modi government has brought terrorism on the top of global agenda this judgement shows India’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that perpetrators of such acts of terror do not go unpunished" BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao told PTI He said the judgement also marks justice for the families of over 257 persons who had died in the blasts This verdict Rao said further strengthens the government’s commitment to fighting terrorism which is a global menace in all its forms By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 17 2017 7:10 pm It’s not hard for anyone to see Karan Johar’s endeavour to bring a change in the attitudes of the society through his work Related News Karan Johar’s controversial book “An Unsuitable Boy” is essentially about the director’s life experiences in the film industry and his changing equations with his celebrity friends It is filled with indirect hints signs and suggestions towards Karan’s sexuality too However at nowhere in the book Karan dares to write – “I am homosexual” He has said in several interviews that he will never say those three words given the parochial view of our society and legal status of homosexuality in the country The New York Times in an article on the Indian filmmaker has preferred to call him “The Man Who Let India Out of the Closet” leaving a lot to the understanding of the readers whether or not KJo really has so much to be credited for The New York Times’ article concludes “Mr Johar may not have uttered the three magic words but his life and his work are a portrait in courage Watching him play the host that night I couldn’t help thinking that for all his contradictions he is a man who has done more than anyone to make India safe for love One wants him not merely to be brave but happy — and needless to say gay” It’s not hard for anyone to see Karan Johar’s endeavour to bring a change in the attitudes of the society through his work He has been prolific in that sense Be it movies or his talk show Koffee With Karan the audience has always seen Karan wading comfortably through a conversation about sex He has also given Bollywood some films surrounding gay relationship including Bombay Talkies Dostana and last year’s Kapoor and Sons Also Read:Moonlight movie review: The story and setting is so universal it’ll break yourheart He should be given a lot of credit for slowly starting a conversation around homosexuality in Indian society He generously indulges in conversation about sex with his guests on Koffee with Karan and doesn’t shy away from veering off a conversation about the topic That’s what New York Times op-ed hints at and gives Karan due credit for starting that conversation in India For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 4 2017 11:06 am Tommy Haas was in reflective mood after being given a standing ovation by the crowd crammed around an intimate Court 16 (Source: Reuters) Related News As one of only two men to have beaten Roger Federer this year Tommy Haas might have been hoping that his Wimbledon swansong would have a fairytale ending It was not to be The 39-year-old German awarded a wildcard for his 16th and final appearance at the All England Club had to accept his body was “not cooperating anymore” as he slumped to a 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-5 first-round defeat by Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans Haas who made his Wimbledon debut in 1997 when grand-slam winning compatriots Boris Becker and Michael Stich were still playing was in reflective mood after being given a standing ovation by the crowd crammed around an intimate Court 16 “Yeah lots of emotions Of course never great to lose in the first round But happy to have been back happy to have given it another try happy to be playing in front of my close family my kids” said Haas once ranked second in the world “Had a few chances to win the fourth set with a couple of set points Who knows what could have happened in the fifth I would have loved to have played one Yeah that’s it Simple as that” Yet Haas’ career has been anything but “simple” In his 21-year professional career he has been poked and prodded by a surgeon’s knife more times then he cares to remember Shoulders elbows and hips have all needed medical attention at various times but that has not prevented the patched-up German playing some of his best tennis late in his career What he is capable of producing was in evidence just three weeks ago when ranked 302 he stunned the sporting world by humbling Federer in the second round of the grasscourt tournament in Stuttgart That result earned Haas the bragging rights of being the lowest-ranked player to beat the 18-times grand slam champion since 1999 — but it carried little weight at Wimbledon on Monday MANY MEMORIES Instead of looking forward to another match Haas was left to nurse his sore body and reflect on a wealth of memories “I have been on the tour for so long there are so many highs and lows” said Haas who earlier this year presented Federer with the winner’s trophy in his role as Indian Wells tournament director “It took a lot of work and effort to get back to a certain stage for me to be come back out here and give it my best and be competitive “As a tournament director it was a great experience… presenting Roger a close friend of mine with the trophy was great “And then obviously playing him again and getting a victory over him is also unbelievable” But no matter what his heart says Haas knows that the time has come when he has to listen to his head and body “It’s just tough to realise the fact that your body is not cooperating anymore Every morning you wake up you have to hope that everything is stable” said Haas a semi-finalist here in 2009 “Yesterday unfortunately the lower back tightened up a little bit so it was tough for me to move around today “But Im happy to have somehow made it out on the court and I just have to continue to fight that battle until I know it’s finally done” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 16 2017 5:35 pm Kamal Haasan and Simbu today came out in support of leading actor Trisha Krishnan Top News Top film stars Kamal Haasan and Simbu today came out in support of leading actor Trisha who found herself in the eye of a storm for her association with PETA which is opposing bull-taming sport Jallikattu “Pls stop hurting Ms Trisha” Haasan who supports Jallikattu tweeted “Let the differences between us (Jallikattu supporters) and her (Trisha) become known” he said “Let the debate (on Jallikattu) continue Way should be made for the well-being of both Trisha and the bull” he wrote in another tweet Meanwhile actor Simbu has said Trisha had not known that PETA will oppose Jallikattu He said it would be appropriate to talk about her good work in adopting homeless street dogs Trisha an animal lover had appeared in PETA advertisements supporting adoption of homeless dogs After she was targeted by pro-Jallikattu groups for her association with animal rights group PETA which opposes the sport Trisha today said she had never spoken against the bull taming sport Also read |Actor Trisha Krishnan targeted by Jallikattu supporters for supporting PETA WATCH VIDEO |Despite SC Ban Villagers Organise Jallikattu In Alanganallur Trisha said “I have never spoken against Jallikattu at any given point” In strong words she criticised the protesters on her Twitter handle “Disrespecting a woman and her family is Tamil culture You should be ashamed to call yourself a Tamilian or 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