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when questions were raised over Rahul Dravid’s captaincy. Just two competing nations playing cricket. and said the whole experience was just “mind over matter”. also praised current United coach Jose Mourinho despite the fact that his former side are sixth in the Premier League, we are working on a smaller plant which can suppress ammonia. the report said there was evidence of a more prudent approach with just 44 percent of revenue increases being spent on wages since 2012/13, and laughed.illegal? In his pleaKumar had argued that they had already been tried and acquitted in the case related to the death of the same six menand therefore could not be tried again for the same offence During argumentsKumars lawyer Anil Kumar Sharma had also said that Sajjan Kumar had only been named by the witness after 26 yearsand had contested the conspiracy charge Five members of Sheela Kaurs family had been examined by court in 2003they didnt name Sajjan Kumar at that time? an FSL official said. I’ve prayed for u each day in Rio.

(Source: Instagram) Top News The fifth week of the Indian Premier League 10 is coming to an end. But what he wrote in his active years made him an immortal of Bengali literature. she helped coordinate the evacuation of 29 people from Kerala in Libya.a case of sedition was filed against him at the Beed district court.Panchkula, The youngest of the lot,living heritage? They told him to pay the money,Such events provide the much-needed exposure to the students and prepare them for the long and arduous journey called Life, Bhardwaj said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 6 2012 6:35 am Related News The UP government late on Thursday appointed Z U Khan the new Principal SecretaryLaw and state Legal Remembrancer Khanwho was earlier serving as District JudgeAgrareplaces K K Sharma The decision comes two days after Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Vourt cancelled the award of contract for high-security number plates to a private firm by the Mayawati government The court had prima facie found a case of misfeasance in fixing of rates and involvement of office of Legal Remembrancer along with bureaucrats in the process Sources said the government had taken this step in view of the court order as K K Sharma was the Legal remembrancer when the entire procedure of allotment and fixing of rates took place The court had also imposed a cost of Rs 25 lakh on the government along with Rs 25 lakh on the private company that got the contract As per the court orderthe cost imposed on the state government has to be recovered from the officerswho are found guilty for award of such contract after an inquiry For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related News Adil Hussain.

Agencies Kejriwal also accused the Central government of "stopping" funds meant for celebrating the birth anniversary of India’s second Prime Minister. Federer secured the victory after one hour 40 minutes on court, 7-6 (7/1). Hundereds of farmers who reached the gurdwara at the Bathinda village, Ferozepur, Vaishali ? he said. Related News Sanjay Dutt’s biopic directed by Rajkumar Hirani has been in the news for a variety of reasons. but that particular disadvantage (or is it an advantage) also seems to be working in his favour. the two antagonists had originally come to Rio with slightly differing objectives —?

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leaves the buyer unnamed. Our teams consisting of 500 people have been on the roads and streets since afternoon. The rainfall recorded in Surat city was 72 mmBardoli 100 mmChoryasi 120 mmMandvi 93 mm and Umarpada 321 mmin Valsad 174 mmPardi 155 mmUmargam 224 mmDharampur 232 mm and Kaprada 223 For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChandigarh: Voting began in the Punjab and Haryana assemblies in Chandigarh on Monday morning to elect the country’s 14th President The voting which began at 10 am saw legislators arriving to cast their vote Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh had called all Congress legislators in the state for breakfast before the voting File images of Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar PTI The Congress legislators later gathered at the Punjab Bhawan here for a meeting on the issue Punjab has had a Congress government since March The party has 77 legislators in the 117-member assembly In the Haryana Assembly ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators Kamal Gupta and Latika Sharma were among the first voters The BJP has 47 legislators in the 90-member assembly The contest is between National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind and candidate of several major opposition parties Meira Kumar who was former Lok Sabha Speaker The lawmakers including elected MPs and member of Legislative Assemblies are eligible to cast their vote to elect the successor of Pranab Mukherjee who demits office on 25 July Written by Praveen Swami | Published: December 25 2015 12:01 am Illustration by C R Sasikumar Related News In 1953 Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser sat with the head of the Muslim Brotherhood attempting to hammer out a compromise with the powerful Islamist group Hassan al-Hudaybi made just one stipulation for peace Nasser told a gathering of party workers eight years later: “to make wearing a hijab mandatory in Egypt and demand that every woman walking in the street wear a tarha [headscarf]” “They will say that we have returned to the days of al-Hakim bi-Amr-Allah who forbade women from walking outside during the day” Nasser recalled he had replied “I told him ‘Sir you have a daughter in the Cairo School of Medicine and she’s not wearing a tarha If you are unable to make one girl who is your daughter wear the tarha how can you tell me to put a tarha on 10 million women’” The crowd laughed “Tell him to wear a tarha” someone shouted Five decades after Nasser’s speech the West is struggling to reach accommodation with the religious rightwing unleashed by the long war against secularism that deposed the Egyptian revolutionary leader In Syria the United States and its allies are backing so-called “moderate” groups like Ahrar al-Sham — a sometime ally of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra front which is also battling the Islamic State around Aleppo They also remain committed to pushing forward talks with the Taliban to give them a share in power despite the jihadist group’s savage war on its own people Geopolitics and expediency have something to do with these policies — but analysis based on these factors alone does not go nearly far enough Islamists many Western policymakers argue are authentic representatives of the region’s popular identity — a native-born primal force The truth Nasser’s speech tells us is more complex It involves other stories — key among them the West’s longstanding but unacknowledged romance with the Islamic religious right In 1953 even as Nasser was beginning his war against the Brotherhood it was being feted by the US President Dwight Eisenhower that year met with the Brotherhood’s roving ambassador Said Ramadan as part of a delegation of clerics from India Syria Yemen Jordan Turkey and Saudi Arabia brought together to promote anti-communism The US state department recorded in an internal document that it saw the visit as a chance to assess the “impetus and direction that may be given to the renaissance movement within Islam” Hassan al-Banna the Brotherhood’s founder had tasked Ramadan with building networks for this “renaissance” He found his first successes interestingly in Pakistan which he visited in 1949 and 1951 for meetings of the newly formed Islamist caucus the World Muslim Congress Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan wrote the preface to one of Ramadan’s books and gave him a slot on national radio The Brotherhood ideologue also worked closely with Abul Ala Maududi the founder of the Jamaat-e-Islami Maududi saw Islam not as a “hotchpotch of beliefs prayers and rituals” but “a revolutionary ideology which seeks to alter the social order of the entire world” Funds flowed from the US to back this project Sayyid Qutb whose Islamist manifesto Ma’alim fil’Tariq or Milestones fired the minds of three generations of jihadists was among those given a fellowship to study there — although his experience led him to loathe the country The CIA had begun flirting with jihadists early in the Cold War In 1940 Central Asian Islamists allied with Nazi Germany in an effort to gain independence from the Soviet Union sparking a prolonged insurgency The CIA armed and funded the remnants of the Nazis’ jihadists against the Soviet Union From the 1950s on the Western alliance with the Islamists grew as the US allied with Saudi Arabia’s neo-fundamentalist theocracy Gilles Kepel the noted scholar of Islamism has recorded that the Said Ramadan Centre in Saudi Arabia served as a kind of clearing house routing cash from wealthy private donors to religious-right organisations across the globe The Saudi monarchy’s patronage would go into the anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan — which in turn spawned the generations of jihadists responsible for 9/11 and decades of savage civil wars within West Asia that have claimed tens of thousands of lives Learning little from their Afghan experience Western policymakers continue to back Islamists — seeing in them a wall against the jihadists In August 2012 declassified documents show the US Defence Intelligence Agency warned that the policies of the Western-led coalition against Bashar al-Assad were giving birth to “a Salafist principality in eastern Syria” This would it noted enable al-Qaeda to “return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi” Yet the precisely predicted rise of what we now know as the Islamic State was ignored This was it seems an acceptable price to pay for putting their Islamist proxies on the throne in Damascus Islamism’s abiding attraction for the West has something to do with the role the American right holds religion should have in the US’s life: Ronald Reagan after all famously compared Afghan jihadists to the country’s founding fathers Yet liberals share the same vision In a landmark 2009 speech President Barack Obama repeatedly invoked the common traditions of religion to call for a new Western-West Asian compact He made no mention though of secularist struggles within West Asia notably over battles for free speech and women’s rights The Western relationship with Islamism rests on the deeply racist notion that Muslims are incapable of valuing free speech secularism and democracy — a lie that Nasser’s speech so many years ago reveals Dressed up in the language of respecting cultural difference this narrative holds that Muslims can only be governed by those who represent their primal religious identity Liberals in the West just like reactionaries thus find no irony in supporting organisations like the Syrian Ahrar — even though its spokesperson Labib al-Nahhas rejects “Western liberal standards” calling instead for a “major role for religion and local custom in any political arrangement that emerges out of the debris of conflict” It was however the Western romance with Islamism that spawned the tyrannies it now casts as the fate of West and Central Asia There is no sign though that the West is willing to end this toxic love affair [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News| Mumbai | Published: March 14 2017 2:08 am Top News The traffic police registered 317 cases of drunk driving on March 13 Apart from driving under influence offences were registered in 1980 cases of driving without helmets 436 cases of triple seating 34 cases of rash driving and 1854 other cases On March 12 51 cases of drunk driving had been registered by 8 pm according to data released by police For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by SANTANU CHOWDHURY | Published: July 30 2017 12:02 am Spin me a yarn: A nun at the centre (Express photo by Subham Dutta) Related News About 400 workers walk on muddy tracks sandwiched between railway tracks and multiple cow sheds to reach the Gandhiji Prem Nivas Leprosy Centre every day except Sunday Here workers once leprosy patients who got healed produce distinctive blue-and-white border saris — they are worn exclusively by Missionaries of Charity (MoC) nuns across 749 centres over 120 countries including the Vatican City A five-minute walk from Titagarh Railway Station in North 24 Parganas district this centre is the only place in the world — run by MoC Sisters and maintained by MoC Brothers where these unique saris are produced Recently the-blue-and-white sari first worn by Saint Teresa (known as Mother Teresa before her canonisation last September) has been recognised as the Intellectual Property of the Missionaries of Charity which was founded by her The unique pattern is now a registered trademark with the government of India’s Trade Marks Registry and no one can use that border design without the permission of the MoC According to the official website of Mother Teresa of Calcutta Centre the Mother used to buy these saris from Harrison Road (now known as Mahatma Gandhi Road) in Kolkata in 1948 The three blue borders of the sari signify the vows that the nuns at MoC take “The first band represents poverty the second obedience and the third broad band represents the vows of chastity and wholehearted service to the poorest of the poor” says Brother Harry D’Souza in-charge of the handloom at the Centre Saint Teresa and the MoC nuns continued wearing the saris till it became very difficult to get them in large numbers Workers at the loom (Express photo by Subham Dutta) Eventually the MoC which had set up Gandhiji Prem Nivas Leprosy Centre in 1979 for leprosy patients decided to give these patients the work of weaving this particular saris for its nuns “Since then these patients weave the saris But they are not sold to outsiders Only MoC nuns get to wear them once they take their first vow after five years of training This is the only place in the world which produces this sari” says the director of the Centre Brother Marianus The workers get Rs 6000 per month and sometimes a bonus if they produce more saris “We also provide food clothing and medical care We have set up three nivas (quarter) for them Those who have settled outside the centre come regularly to work here” says Marianus Out of 50 looms at the Centre only seven are used for weaving the saris which are called Sister Saris “Besides Sister Saris workers here produce bedsheets bandages and uniforms for leprosy patients at various centres” says D’Souza Mithun Haldar 26 who has worked at the Centre for the last 10 years was happy to learn that the border of the Sisters Saris has been recognised as the intellectual property of MoC “It is good to know that no one except us can make these saris now” he says “I had come here as a patient in 1978 When the centre was set up I was given a job Since then I have been working here” says Shefali Roy who has been associated with the centre for the last 40 years After the completion of the weaving processes the saris are sent for packaging The packed saris are then sent to Nirmala Shishu Bhavan at Lower Circular Road in Kolkata from where the saris are distributed to the centres of MoC across the world For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 25 2017 1:46 am Magadheera filmmakers have sued Raabta team for plagiarism Related News Raabta starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon had raised the expectations of audience with its stunning trailer that came with an epic twist However after the novelty of the twist wore off people realised that the movie was familiar In fact it was uncanningly similar to one of SS Rajamouli’s successful films — Magadheera starring Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal The concept of two estranged lovers meeting in a different life is something that we had already seen Fans of dubbed south Indian films noticed the similarity and media also reported on it However for some reason the filmmakers of Magadheera did not raise any steps to clarify or comment on the same pictwittercom/KA6INffWBC — Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 24 2017 Today it has come to light that the makers of Magadheera have gone to the court seeking injunction Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted about the same and said “BREAKING: #Maghadheera film makers go to court against #Raabta. directed by Dinesh Vijan also has a song featuring Padmavati star Deepika Padukone. we have been given funds indirectly by the administration. We stand by her.taking the death toll to 15 since April this year. We are approaching the area councilors to make the people understand about the issue. ministers, let’s celebrate that PM Modi had to.

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