but now consecutive droughts and damage of crops in the last two years have led to scarcity of fodder, wicket-keeper and batsman (UP); Rishabh Bhagat, I only worked for the cause of farmers and this is the first time I’ve entered electoral politics. known as vape pens, PARTHA SARTHI BISWAS For all the latest Pune News, there is a need for our world to unite.
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000 ft river bank was cleaned manually and about 10 tonnes of plastic waste was recovered and sent for recycling. said the magistrate. The journalist (Singh) who went to Sector 16 hospital went on his own later,” de Grasse said. We will fight it legally,” she added. Admitting that disclosures by the judge about the inheritance of the property had been “overlooked”, Government sources admitted that the entire episode raises questions over the process to decide the eligibility. Hailing from the Khokhar village in the Barmer district of Rajasthan,in the 30 degrees winter weather.
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In the budget presented on Mondayan exemption of 20 per cent on the value added tax (VAT) component of petrol price was announced If passed by the Delhi Assemblythe exemption bring petrol prices in the Capital down to Rs 7192 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: July 8 2010 3:16 am Related News The July 5 Bharat Bandh should serve as a lesson to our opposition parties of the need to introspect Rather than reinventing themselves for the 21st centurythey continue to deploy the confrontational strategies of the 60s and 70s by organising ralliesstrikes and street corner speecheswhich no longer yield dividends If the success of Mondays bandhcalled to highlight escalating prices (particularly fuel)is judged in terms of whether there was a shutdown of essential servicesthen the organisers can claim victory in several parts of the country In states like West BengalKeralaBihar and Gujaratwhere the respective governments backed the strike callessential services virtually came to a halt On the other handif success is determined by the extent to which the strike galvanised public support which one suspects is the prime purpose for such a programme then it was a resounding flop There was little public empathy and the Central government is not planning to roll back oil prices More than the ruling partyit was the media and the public which were vocal in their disapproval of the strike Even those badly affected by the price rise saw it as a meaningless gesture that caused much public inconvenience and a heavy loss to the exchequer Bandhs were an effective tool of opposition politics in very different times For the first three decades of the Republicthe numbers in Parliament were stacked overwhelmingly in favour of the ruling party The opposition parties had minimal representation in the Lok Sabha and could not counter the brute majority of the ruling party In such circumstancesstreet action to woo public opinion was viewed as the only effective method of taking on the government Today the situation is different No political party makes the halfway mark on its own in the Lok Sabha and the Manmohan Singh government has to take its allies along before taking any major decision In the Rajya Sabhathe UPA still does not command a majority With the balance of power so delicately poiseda united opposition could have been extremely influential in shaping government policy But the opposition has failed to take advantage of the situation because of internal disunity Some parties leave themselves open to blackmail and blandishments from the ruling partywhile others take their ideological opposition to the BJP to such ridiculous lengths that they refuse to coordinate with the main opposition party The absence of a constructive political dialogue between the government and the opposition comes out of a mindset that assumes that the opposition and ruling party must automatically be at loggerheads on every issue For instancethe NDAs approach to petrol hikes was not very dissimilar to the UPAs Steps to do away with the administered price of diesel and petrol were first taken in 2002which explains why some politicians courting arrest on Monday looked a tad uncomfortable with the protest Bandhs had more relevance in an era when the anti-establishment space in the media was very limited The government-controlled Doordarshan and AIR rarely took note of the opposition But todaywith a plethora of private TV news channels constantly featuring political debatesall parties have ample opportunity to have their say Live parliamentary coverage has also made it much easier for politicians to get their message across Incidentallyanother reason for falling numbers for political movements and rallies is that the avenues for distraction have multiplied since the entertainment-starved days when Doordarshan reigned supreme Back in March 1977Indira Gandhi assumed that if the popular Hindi movie Bobby was telecast on Doordarshanthen people would stay home and not join JPs historic rally against the Emergency at Delhis Ramlila grounds In recent timeseven cadre-based political parties have generally failed to generate mass enthusiasm for their causes (Mamata Banerjees campaign against the West Bengal governments land acquisition in Nandigram and Singur was a notable exception) The Left may have withdrawn support to Manmohan Singhs government over the Indo-US nuclear dealbut it could not convince public opinion of its stand The BJP was not able to play the anti-terrorism card effectively in the 2009 Lok Sabha election Despite the terror attackMumbai voted for the Congressthe public perceived the BJPs position on terror as more self-serving than genuine The challenge for our political parties is to appear credible to the new generation of voters To earn the confidence and respect of the public in the post-liberalisation erathey have to eschew the confrontationist politics of the past and adopt a more constructivereasoned and imaginative approach coomikapoor@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 1 2016 4:53 am Chaudhary Birender Singh Express photo Related News PUTTING AN end to speculation the Ministry of Rural Development has decided against bringing UT villages within the Municipal Corporation jurisdiction The decision has been taken in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs “The decision has been taken after receiving several representations from residents of villages voicing their concerns against inclusion of UT villages in MC” Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Chaudhary Birender Singh told mediapersons at UT Guest House on Tuesday He added that people were happy with the Panchayati Raj system The UT villages are governed under the Panchayati Raj system in which elections are held for panchayat panchayat samiti and zila parishad The move to bring the villages within the MC jurisdiction was made with an aim to bring uniformity in the development and governance of the villages Share This Article Related Article The Election Commission had recently asked the administration to take a call on inclusion of villages in the MC so that the process of delimitation of wards for MC elections scheduled to be held in December could be started There are a total of 22 villages in Chandigarh of which nine are under the MC limits All the 13 villages are located within a 8-km radius of the city having a population of over 50000 At present there are 26 wards in the MC The Congress and BJP have been at loggerheads over the issue During a House meeting held in November 2013 the Congress had supported the proposal with 10 conditions which were passed by the House while the BJP opposed the move Mayor Arun Sood said that they had taken up the issue with the ministry “BJP was never in favour of the merger We are glad that the issue has been settled” he said No building bylaws IN the absence of building bylaws for villages there has been no check on the haphazard urbanisation and development in rural areas There has also been a rise in unsafe and unregulated construction in these villages The administration had framed draft bylaws in 2013 which are yet to be notified For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Partha Sarathi Biswas | Pune | Published: May 15 2016 2:43 am Traders say that instead of one lakh metric tonnes of onion exports only 80000-85000 metric tonnes are being exported at present Related News As the slide in onion prices across wholesale markets continue unabated calls for providing export subsidies and delisting the bulb from the essential commodities list have grown “Failure to address the issue now would result in bloodbath in the onion markets from June onward” said Nanasaheb Patil director Nafed Since the last two months prices of onions at wholesale markets have been on a downward spiral causing much distress among growers Although the Centre had subsequently reduced the Minimum Export Price (MEP) to zero exports have failed to take off Share This Article Related Article With wholesale prices of the bulb hovering between Rs 750-8 per kg farmers’ organisations have threatened agitations in case the government does not step in immediately to improve the prices Patil also the director of Lasalgaon Market Committee said that urgent steps need to be taken to improve the export market “Over the last few months exports have actually fallen which is a worrisome trend Instead of one lakh metric tonnes of exports only 80000-85000 metric tonnes are being exported at present” Patil said In order to boost exports he said subsidies should be provided immediately “The National Agricultural Marketing Federation should get into the export market itself The losses incurred can be compensated through the price stabilisation fund” Patil added He however said that the matter should be resolved before the commencement of monsoon “Sri Lanka is a big market for Indian onions and motorised boats are used to transport the good Once the monsoon starts such transport would stop” Patil said adding that other than export subsidies the stock limit imposed on the bulb should be lifted immediately Recently the Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board (MSAMB) had represented a report to the state government suggesting ways to fix the slide in onion markets While the state cabinet is expected to take a decision soon officials said that both long term and short term measures should be taken to fix the glut WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE Commodity expert Dipak Chavan said that there would be further glut in the market and prices would slide further June onwards He said that the effect of the present slide can be felt well over the present season “The market might see a sharp rise in prices during the summer from next month Onion plantation might see a dip due to lower prices now which would effect the prices then” he added For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 20 2016 6:58 pm Dipa Karmakar was the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the vault final in Olympics (Source: AP) Top News Experts may think it is the ‘Vault of Death’ but trailblazer Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar doesn’t agree and says she will continue performing the Produnova despite the dangers that come with the daredevil act Karmakar who was the first Indian gymast to qualify for Olympics exceeded expectations by entering the vault finals in Rio before finishing fourth to miss the medal by a whisker Popularly known as the ‘Vault of Death’ the best of gymnasts hesitate in attempting the Produnova but not Dipa “I will continue doing the Produnova not thinking of any other vault at the momentI don’t think it’s a death vault if we practice everything becomes easy my coach made me practice” Dipa told PTI after returning home to a rousing reception “Everything is risky if you practice properly everything becomes easy I made Dipa practice the vault a lot and thus the Produnova has become easy for her” coach Bisweshwar Nandi who stood alongside her protege added Recalling her experience at the finals Dipa animatedly discussed how people cheered for her because of the Produnova “I became famous for my vault in the Olympics some called me ‘Produnova Girl’ others called me ‘Dipa Produnova’ a lot of people were cheering for me in the finals I felt I made the right decision by choosing this vault” Asserting that nothing has changed in her life Karmakar is extremely proud that she brought gymnastics to limelight in India “My life is still the same I am still a gymnast I still want to win a medal But yesI feel nice that because of me people got to know about gymnastic in India” Elated that she has been recommended for the Khel Ratna the 23 year old from Tripura would rather have her coach win the Dronacharya award “My coach deserves the Dronacharya award more than me (getting Khel Ratna)” she said Coach Nandi who has been nominated for Dronacharya was all praise for his pupil as well claiming he always knew Dipa would qualify for the finals “I am satisfied with Dipa’s performance had we won a medal I would have felt better but I’m happy” Comparing India with China coach Nandi believes India has a bright future ahead in Gymnastics “Seeing Dipa others will also get inspired and by 2020 we will have atleast 2-3 more girls participating in gymnastics We have a long way to go” he said “China started before us in 2008 they won 8 medals But this time out of the entire team only one qualified for the finals We have participated for the 1st time and were very close to a medal” he added Overwhelmed by the reception she received on her arrival the gymnast said she still feels disappointed about missing the medal by the smallest of margins “I was touched by the welcome I received considering I didn’t get a medal I didn’t expect this kind of welcome It would have been nice had I won a medal now I have to definitely do something in Tokyo for the people of India” Dipa said Trying to fulfill her father’s dreams who wanted her to join gymnastics Dipa’s inspiration came in the form of Ashish Kumar who won the Bronze medal in gymnastics in the 2010 Commonwealth Games “My father liked gymnastics he wanted me to pursue it Earlier I was not interested but when I saw Ashish bhaiya winning in 2010 and I thought girls should also win” she said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Published: May 11 2017 12:45 pm A judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction in a 2013 killing (Source: Reuters) Top News Questions abound after a judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction in a 2013 killing Chief among them: What if any wealth did the former New England Patriots tight end leave behind when he hanged himself in prison on April 19 And could the team be back on the hook for nearly $6 million it withheld from Hernandez after he was charged in the killing and the team released him There are no clear answers Lawyer Doug Sheff who represents the family of Odin Lloyd the man Hernandez was convicted of killing said he’s seeking copies of Hernandez’s contract with the Patriots and grievances he filed after the team withheld a $325 million deferred signing bonus payment and base salary of $246 million It’s unclear how much money Hernandez spent on his defense in the Lloyd trial and in a trial this year in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two Boston men Hernandez was acquitted in the double slaying last month Five days later he was found hanging from a bed sheet in his prison cell Sheff said the only Hernandez assets he has been able to identify are his house in North Attleborough and a Hummer sport utility vehicle The house has been on the market for more than a year with a current asking price of $13 million Attorney George Leontire who represents Hernandez’s fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez said last month there’s a pending offer to buy the house In an affidavit filed in probate court Jenkins Hernandez and Leontire said Hernandez’s estate is worth “$000” with “no monies available and no identifiable personal assets” Two words included in a suicide note Hernandez wrote to his fiancee have fueled speculation he left other assets to her “You’re rich” he wrote according to an excerpt released by prosecutors who opposed his lawyers’ request to vacate his murder conviction under a longstanding legal doctrine in Massachusetts The legal principle of abatement holds that defendants who die before their direct appeals are heard should have their convictions erased Jenkins Hernandez’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment A Department of Correction investigative report on Hernandez’s death said Hernandez told another inmate he heard a “rumor” that if an inmate has an open appeal and dies in prison he will be acquitted Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III has said he plans to appeal the decision erasing Hernandez’s conviction to the state’s highest court Hernandez’s lead attorney in his recent double-murder trial Jose Baez scoffed at speculation that Hernandez could have taken his own life to take advantage of the abatement doctrine and force the Patriots to pay his fiancee money they withheld after his arrest Baez said Hernandez’s legal team has spoken with Hernandez’s agents to explore the issue of whether the Patriots owe him any money under his contract “How the NFL treats him from this point forward remains to be seen” Baez said “We’re in discussions with his agents to see where he stands” The Patriots and the NFL players’ association declined to comment Sports and entertainment attorney Ricardo Cestero who’s based in Los Angeles said he’s doubtful the Patriots would be required to pay Hernandez’s estate anything as a result of the abatement of his conviction “I think it’s highly unlikely that given the NFL personal conduct policy that the mere abatement because of his death pending appeal would obligate the Patriots to pay” Cestero said He said the mere arrest for a violent crime “is sufficient cause for discipline” Hernandez grew up in Bristol Connecticut His suicide left friends family and his legal team in disbelief as many searched for an explanation to the tragic end of a young man whose football skills earned him a five-year $40 million contract extension with the NFL’s top franchise For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: ANI | New Delhi | Published: July 8 2016 6:38 pm Superstar Shah Rukh Khan who will be see in Gauri Shinde’s next film along with Alia Bhatt says he has shot for 49 days for it so he “must be having a good role Top News To all Shah Rukh Khan fans- your Badshah has “a good 30 minutes” onscreen space in Gauri Shinde’s next possibly titled Dear Zindagi As per DNA reports a source from the production said “Shah Rukh has a full-fledged role in the film It definitely can’t be called an extended cameo He will be there on screen for a good 30 minutes” The 50-year-old actor too confirmed in interviews earlier that he shot for 49 days Hence it can be assumed that he “must be having a good role” However SRK is anyway aware of the fact that film doesn’t completely belong to him “It’s completely Alia’s film and it revolves around the different relationships and changes in her character SRK plays her life coach and his character will eventually bring about a change in her” added the source The film will see the Dilwale actor as a life coach of Alia who evolves thorugh different relationships in life However it was confirmed earlier that the quintessential romantic hero of Bollywood will not be romancing the female lead in the movie The makers are planning to release the flick by the need of this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top Newss Health department and PWD to ensure that all measures are fulfilled by hospitals by February, he said Reiterating the need for maintaining fire-fighting equipment in buildingshe added that DFS was celebrating Fire Services Week from April 14 to 20 to increase awareness among people Reacting to allegations by Bawana residents that fire-officials arrived lateSharma said the department sends fire tenders from multiple fire stations to improve response time CAUGHT IN INFERNO Year Number of incidents Deaths Injured 2012-13 22786 285 1979 2011-12 22441 357 2132 2010-11 22187 447 2613 2009-10 21314 423 2598 2008-09 16452 380 2225 Schools inspected for fire safety 4426 NOC issued 2738 Shortcomings 1688 Proposed fire stations 15 (at Civic CentreVasant KunjDwarkaRohiniMahipalpur) Existing fire stations 55 Disaster Management Centres 3 Pilot project new vehicles fitted with fire fighting equipment Motorcycles 10 Innova 5 Xylo 6 Fire personnel 2058 Sanctioned strength 3468 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPakistan take on Australia today and if I were into betting my money would be on the latter Australia have not established themselves as the best team in this version of World T20 unlike New Zealand struggled as they have for all their victories so far Their last match against Bangladesh was a close call The team is not high on conviction in its own abilities; often giving the impression of an outfit still confused about a game plan in the shortest format of the game Yet when it comes to a clash with Pakistan Australia have to be the favourites Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi doesn’t inspire much confidence with his inconsistency Solaris Images If Pakistan win this match it will be a stroke of good luck a happy accident For many years now most of their victories have been precisely that One exceptional knock or one exceptional bowling performance but never a result of sturdy sustained team effort; reflecting the character of their cricket When Bangladesh put up a spirited fight and lose you know they tried hard You understand that a collective effort went into their competitive zeal yet it didn’t reflect in the result But next time they will be as tenacious and tough a challenger as any That is not the case with Pakistan What is remarkable about Pakistan’s cricket is its yo-yo quality brilliant on one day and abysmal on the other The lack of consistency perhaps explains why they been overtaken by sub-continental peers India and Sri Lanka have established themselves well Bangladesh despite being relative newcomers in international cricket have made their mark Now we have newbie Afghanistan attracting a lot of attention Being No4 in a club of 5 is certainly a huge letdown for a cricket-playing nation that has produced some of the world’s best talent The Imran Khan days were perhaps the Golden Age of Pakistan cricket Following a few years of afterglow a period dominated by the likes of Wasim Akram Inzamam-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis it has been a steady decline Curiously the country’s assembly line for talent is still intact It keeps producing players with exceptional ability particularly bowlers All through the post-Imran days new cricketing sensations have broken into the national side and made an impression The current bowling unit including Mohammad Amir Irfan Wahab Riaz is several notches superior to that of other countries the batting talent available in the team and on the benches is formidable too Yet Pakistan evoke little respect They can only launch a successful ambush now and then but never be good at sustained war The available talent has rarely translated into great teamwork Shahid Afridi symbolises best what Pakistan cricket is all about The rallying point of Pakistan’s winning hopes for many years particularly in the shorter formats tailor-made for his brand of cricket Afridi has been far smaller a success story than what his country would expect him to be Brilliant on rare occasions and dismal in most others he in many ways personifies the predicament of Pakistan’s cricket It stopped growing up many years ago like Afridi as a player and there’s little hope things will change Possibly what Pakistan lack is a leader Forever a deeply fractious team it needs someone with the force of Imran Khan’s personality to act as the unifier Imran led by example in bowling and batting Afridi is only a caricature of a leader that Pakistan’s cricket direly needs The cricket establishment in the country allegedly divided itself on several lines has been casual about or deliberately indifferent in grooming someone with strong leadership potential If this situation persists then relying on Pakistan to deliver will always remain a big gamble Coming back to today’s match Australia do not inspire much confidence with their present form but against Pakistan they are a sure bet Written by Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: January 3 2014 2:36 am Related News A 14-year-old school boy riding a scooter without helmet was run over by a school van at the 9th cross in RPC Layout at around 810 am Thursday The police said Sumukh Manegoli of RPC Layout in Vijaynagar was trying to overtake the van attached to New Cambridge School The class-VIII student of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel School was returning home after buying a parcel of food from a restaurant The police said Sumukh tried to brake after he saw an auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite direction but lost balance and fell in the path of the van Seriously injuredhe was rushed to Maruthi Hospital and later to Columbia Asia Hospitalwhere he was declared dead Sumukh was the only son of Chandrashekar Manegolian engineer with a private firm None of the 20 students in the van was hurt Van driver Mohan Kumar has been arrested The policemeanwhilemade a plea to parents to not allow underage children to drive motorised vehicles They threatened to sue those not heeding the plea The traffic police can register criminal cases against parents and others giving vehicles to minors We will seize such vehicles and punish their owners for negligence?helmets have been made compulsory as an important safety norm in almost all the military establishments in and around the city. 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