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It does not care for Punjab or Punjabis. ?” he added. In her testimony,vice-president Rahul Gandhi on whether the party endorsed remarks of senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad criticising? denied Kiplagat what would have been an unprecedented third world marathon gold.twitter. 2017 4:19 pm Atul Kulkarni plays the role of Ajinkya Sathe in The Test Case. Related News National Award winning actor Atul Kulkarni who plays an Indian Army officer in the new web series “The Test Case” says he always tries to bring out the human side of each character he plays The actor is playing Ajinkya Sathe a senior in a special force Asked if wearing a uniform helps him to get into the character easily Atul told IANS here: “I think doing that would be very stereotypical I know that wearing a uniform make a person behave in a certain way but we must not forget that in reality every individual is different “As an actor I try to bring that side out in the character that I play I always try to humanise a character” He also believes that every actor has a unique way to approach a character and build it up when in preparation stage Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor the story of the web series revolves around the journey of a woman combat officer essayed by Nimrat Kaur Produced by ALTBalaji “The Test Case” also features Rahul Dev and Juhi Chawla Also Read |Nagesh Kukunoor reveals idea behind his web series The Test Case came from Prez Pranab Mukherjee Since the show features an ensemble cast talking about his experience of working with the actors Atul said: “I always gel with people easily Since Nimrat and I have the same approach towards acting we share a good vibe On the other hand Nageshji is a very efficient director to balance the equality on set And I think we actors usually gel well with other actors” Atul has National Awards for Best Supporting Actor in “Hey Ram” and “Chandni Bar” and has acted in various films like “Page 3” “Rang De Basanti” “Delhi 6” “Jazbaa” “Raees” and “The Ghazi Attack” Considering the fact that the actor always manages to make an impression even if his screen presence is not too long asked about why he chooses roles on the basis of substance over length Atul said: “I go by story actually I think that is what we all look for as an audience What is the point of doing a long length character if that does not make sense or create an impact on story” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Updated: May 7 2016 12:53 am In Pakistan the hazar have been pushed back by a minority of badu warriors linked to Afghanistan Related News My contention that Muslim extremism springs from a process of retribalisation of society may have seemed far-fetched A kind of perverse radicalism emanating from non-urban elements forces Muslims to adopt extremism The greatest Muslim sociologist Ibn Khaldun thought Muslim civilisation was destroyed by the rise of “badu” tribes invading the cities and laying them waste The Arabs following Salafi doctrines are offended by the following quote from his book The Muqaddimah: “It is noteworthy how civilisation always collapsed in places the badu took over and conquered and how such settlements were depopulated and laid in ruin” The city-dwelling Muslims or “hazar” were used to multiple ways of thinking and tolerated difference of opinion Ibn Khaldun thought the tribals were bound together by their “asabiya” (group feeling) and were united in making war on the “soft” city My dictionary defines the badu as “desert-dweller” One good example of “retribalisation” can be seen in the recent histoy of Kuwait where two warring sects of Islam Shia and Sunni lived in peace till the Salafi-badu challenged the state and forced the moderate Sunni Kuwaitis to adopt his tribal extremism Kuwait was the only Gulf state where the ruling Sheikh was enlightened enough to start up an elected parliament In Kuwait’s population of 13 million the Shia are 30 per cent They were integrated enough to form a small upwardly mobile commercial class well-set in the establishment particularly the police force The 50-seat unicameral parliament elected every four years was dominated by moderates till the onset of the Arab Spring in 2011 Share This Article Related Article When Kuwait was invaded by Saddam Hussein from neighbouring Iraq in 1990 the Shia gave a good account of themselves by defending Kuwait which made the ruling Al Sabah family beholden to them But what happened in Iraq subsequently in the form of persecution of the Sunni minority under PM Maliki brought on Sunni reaction in neighbouring states As the Sunni reaction mounted the Kuwaiti Shia also started linking themselves to the new religious leadership under the grand ayatollah of Iraq Al Sistani The rise of the Hezbollah in Lebanon and its confrontation with neighbouring Israel inspired the Kuwaiti Shia often leading to sectarian contacts unheard-of in earlier times The moderation of the sects in parliament and the benign temperament of the ruling Sheikh postponed any confrontation while the region was clearly moving towards sectarian conflict However trouble was brewing in the Kuwaiti desert The badu tribes practising hard Islam in their isolation were slowly moving to the cities From 2006 Sabah Al-Sabah the prime minister from the ruling family pursued moderate policies on social matters women’s rights and media freedom This didn’t go down well with the badu who grew more and more opposed to the hazar and the Shia particularly the Sunni hazar’s good relations with the well-to-do Shia community In Pakistan the hazar have been pushed back by a minority of badu warriors linked to Afghanistan Once again like Kuwait there is a Saudi nexus which pushes their hard Deobandi Islam to Salafism The feeding machine is not badu coming in from outside but Pakistan’s madrassa system spreading more badu thinking The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | New York | Updated: April 13 2015 12:44 pm Men are the reason most women believe they should have a “sex drive” (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News When we see an attractive person it activates an internal craving or urge for sex known as “spontaneous desire” which should not be called sex desire at all new research by a Massachusetts-based leading psychologist and author has revealed Emily Nagoski also found that while 70 per cent of men typically experience “spontaneous desire” just 10 to 20 per cent of women have “spontaneous desire” as their primary desire style “I think the reason we expect everyone to have ‘spontaneous desire’ is because that is how most men experience it” Nagoski director of Wellness Education at Smith College in Northampton Massachusetts was quoted as saying in a Daily Mail report Men are the reason most women believe they should have a “sex drive” “Every woman has her own unique sexuality like a fingerprint and that women vary more than men in our anatomy our sexual response mechanisms and the way our bodies respond to the sexual world” she said in her new book titled “Come As You Are” Women should not judge themselves against others sexually at all “We never need to judge ourselves based on other’s experiences ‘Spontaneous desire’ is not necessary for sexual pleasure” she said According to her women often experience desire as responsive emerging in response to rather than in anticipation of erotic stimulation “Arousal first then desire” she said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express AppBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 26 2017 5:03 pm The 26-year-old Scream Queens star likes to mix high-end outfits with items from the bargain bin Related News Emma Roberts has lived most of her life in the spotlight and the actress says that now she has learned a lot about how to handle it The 26-year-old actress talked about how she has become proficient in maintaining a certain level of privacy when it comes to more personal aspects of her life such as relationships reported People magazine According to Emma Roberts it is extremely important to learn how to be “able to step away from it” “I mean I think it’s all about just really knowing who you are yourself And staying grounded with your family and with your friends “I think it’s easy to get so caught up in it because now with social media there is no stepping away really because even when you do it’s still all on your phone So I think (it’s about) figuring out how to really step away and kind of turn it off and make time for yourself and your real life” she said The Scream Queens star has been in an on-again off-again relationship with Evan Peters 30 since 2012 The two met while filming on the set of Adult World and got engaged in late 2013 They called it quits in June 2015 and have been largely on and off since then Also read:Johnny Depp’s former wife Amber Heard opens up about coming out asbisexual Emma Roberts who happens to be related to one of Hollywood’s A listers Julia Roberts gained her stardom after featuring in several films like Wild Child Nancy Drew Aquamarine Hotel For ogs The Art Of Getting By to name a few With inputs from PTI For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: January 15 2017 1:39 pm Priyanka contributes to the #GirlLove campaign by sending some love to Alia Bhatt Related News Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra who contributed to the #GirlLove campaign by popular Indo-Canadian online personality Lilly Singh also known by her YouTube username IISuperwomanII says she would like to give some girl love to the young actress Alia Bhatt Priyanka who recently shot for TV show “Vh1 Inside Access” was asked who she would want to send ‘girl love’ to in the industry She said: “I’d like to give Alia ‘girl love’ this year I think this year has truly been a very special year for her She’s a young girl but she’s come into the movies when she was I think my age I came in around when I was 18 or something… She was too So I see that in her and she has such a lovely tenacity So this year I think for her achievements it would be girl love to Alia” Also read |Filmfare Awards 2017: Alia Bhatt’s powerful performance in Udta Punjab gets her Best Actor Female award IISuperwomanII started the #GirlLove campaign a social movement in an attempt to end the cycle of girl-on-girl hate present in our society Priyanka was featured on one of the episodes of the online campaign titled “How To Be A Good Wing Woman” The actress who features in American show ‘Quantico’ also spoke about how she is managing her career in India and the US More from the world of Entertainment: “I eat Indian food at home I only have ‘ghar ka khaana’ at home My friends come home to eat Indian food In New York I don’t go out Everyone comes to my house to have homemade biryani My cook’s awesome” she said and added: “I carry home with me that’s the only way I can live in another country” Also read |Priyanka Chopra is an inspiration: Alia Bhatt In fact Priyanka months ago also had a poolside biryani date with ‘Suits’ actress Meghan Markle The episode featuring Priyanka will air on Vh1 on Sunday night For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: September 15 2012 2:33 am Related News In this final essay we turn to some ideas on what India can do to use the favourable trends catalogued in the second of our articles to address the challenges outlined in the first Since it has taken decades for Indias current predicament to come into beingescaping it fully will also take decades India needs a strategy for the next generationbased on the conditions that will exist over the next generation Saying that a democracy needs a long-term strategy is not an exercise in futilityeven though the political challenge of working with millions of voters to produce a relatively steady course of action for decades seems impossible Yet both tasks have been accomplished India did build a nuclear arsenal and a national space programme and a metro in Delhiall of which took decades of hard and steady workby both national parties who were willing to cede daily management to specialist organisations tasked for these purposes Equally to the pointwe will be making choices based on assumptions about the future whether we like it or not When we buy military systems and train officers todaywe make decisions that determine what capabilities we will have 20 years hence Our only choice is whether to do it thoughtfully or in response to the pressures of the moment Clearlythe foremost task is for India to maximise its potential national power by maximising its economic growth Many thoughtful Indians appear to believe that the distribution of national income is at least as important as its total quantumbut global economic history reveals that for a country at Indias level of wealth this is an illusory trade-off more is better in reducing povertyenhancing social peace and securing international peace What needs to be done on this front isat some levelwell understood and discussed by fine Indian economists based in India and abroad and we do not wish to belabour issues that must be foremost in the minds of thinking Indians during the current economic slowdown The next task is to focus on the narrow military asymmetry issues Here there are issues of defence managementstrategychoice of hardware and total spendingroughly in that order of priority The single most important thing India could do is to make the China problem much more salient in its defence management processes and the object of an integrated effort Precisely what bureaucratic mechanism is required is beyond our competence to prescribebut it is clear that if a dedicated group of talented military officers and civil servants under the highest levels of political supervision are tasked with improving Indias defence posture vis-à-vis Chinamuch could be accomplished quickly after allIndias military performance underwent a sea change in a short three years after the 1962 defeat Such an effort would then take into account the growth in Chinese capabilities and the trends in military technology we discussed earlier to update Indian strategy vis-à-vis China An important component of this shift would be to adopt an anti-accessarea denial strategy in Tibetwhere China is dependent on a limited number of roadsrail lines and runways All of these are relatively vulnerable as fixed targets for modern precision strike systems The same set of tools should be employed to make it harder for Chinese naval power to operate in the Indian Oceanmuch as China is making it hard for the US to operate off its coast Such an approach would be quicker and cheaper than setting out to build a competing Indian surface presence in the Indian Ocean FinallyChinese strategic doctrine emphasises speed and surprise and thus Indian counter doctrine should emphasise paranoia and flexibility Tactically speaking a mountainous border is good terrain to defendbut it still leaves room for strategic surprises for instancean attack through Bhutan IdeallyIndias military should constantly think through such novel scenarios as military capabilities in China evolve and fine tune the mix of Indian forcesfixed and mobileto be able to respond to various contingencies and go on the tactical offence when needed Other strategic surprises can involve the use of precision weapons against Indian assets and command and control facilities far from the border zone Indeedhardening Indian assets against such precision attacks should be accorded the highest priority India needs an urgent effort to deal with its cyber vulnerabilities this is a problem more in need of attention than large sums of money (by the standards of military spending) FinallyIndia should aim at keeping its defence spending at or above the 3 per cent of GDP on defence recommended by Indian strategic experts It has been noted by Indian strategists such as Admiral Raman Puri that compared with IndiasChinese hardware costs are lower because they typically involve domestic production While this certainly argues in favour of seeking to maximise the indigenous component of Indias defence acquisitionsthe current policy based around foreign purchases tied to escalating offsets (compensating purchases) is seriously flawed The current policy neither furthers the goal of Indias acquiring the best available Western military technology (access to which is an area of advantage to India over China) nor of building up Indias own defence productionas the offset purchases have no meaningful connection to technology niches where India has a comparative advantagesuch as in equipment of use to other Asian countries In principlethere exists a niche where India could respond to shrinking Western defence budgets by creating an outsourcing defense industry driven by the private sectorbut the structure of Indian processes currently precludes such a response Let us turn now to the scope for India to cooperate more actively with other Asian countries concerned with maintaining a favourable balance of power and with the US Much unofficial interaction proceeds with the assumption that there is a shared problem to be managed Yetofficial Indian positions as well as semi-official thinking as recently on display in the Non-Alignment 20 document seem still paralysed by the curious notion that Indias challenge is somehow to triangulate between China and the US and above all to avoid offending China If India were happy with an equilibrium in its dealings with China this might make some sensebut India is neither happy nor is the relationship in equilibriumso it is hard to understand what India gains by self-censorship The evidence is that what cannot be said eventually cannot be dealt with in any rational fashion Indian policymakers should take heart the contest is not yet overand in any case the option of accommodating to Chinese power will always be availableand thus there is no need to exercise it prematurely The hope of the world is that Chinas rise will not endanger peace and stability but instead bring back to the frontiers of human accomplishment one of the greatest civilisations to grace the planet With this ChinaIndia must of course engageeconomically and culturally HoweverChina is also a nation-state with definite views on the international order and it would be irresponsible for India not to take steps to ensure that a Beijing that decides to challenge the status quo faces the steepest odds The virtue of the measures described above is that if they work as plannedthey will render themselves obsolescent Moreoverthe costs of adopting them are much lower than the costs of inviting aggression by failing to compete Deal is president and CEO of the Long Term Strategy Groupa Washington DC-based defence consultancy Rosen is Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs at Harvard University and senior counsellor at LTSG Sondhi is on the faculty at Princeton and directs the India and the World programme at its Centre for International Security Studies For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 4 2017 4:45 pm A staunch critic of popular filmy music the one song that surprisingly caught Kishori Amonkar’s attention was “Main Tenu Samjhawan” Related News In a glowing career spanning decades Kishori Amonkar has remained one of the foremost singers in Hindustani classical tradition Her contribution and innovation in the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana of music and her distinctive style of singing made her one of the most loved Indian classical vocalist of recent times But Kishori deliberately stayed away from singing for films Known for speaking her mind and having a strong opinion against Bollywood she regarded the current film music as ‘rhythmic noise’ Also read |Kishori Amonkar no more: Lata Mangeshkar Shankar Mahadevan and music fraternity mourn passing away of Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar died peacefully in her sleep on Monday night But all the 84-year-old legend left for the film industry is a total of six songs in her voice – the title song for V Shantaram’s Geet Gaya Patharon Ne in 1964 and five songs from 1991 film Drishti for which she even composed She chose to return to singing for Drishti after 26 years because of a reason The makers of Drishti starring Dimple Kapadia Shekhar Kapur and Irrfan Khan asked Amonkar to compose her own tunes Watch |Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne title track(1964) Drishti also had several alaap tracks in Kishori Amonkar’s voice which were used in the background One such prologue was added to a lovemaking scene in the film which infuriated her mother and guru Mogubai Kurdikar who herself was a Jaipur-Atrauli gharana legend Amonkar during an interview with DNA in 2014 said that her small tryst with Bollywood ended right there “You know I defied my Mai and guru (Moghubai Kurdikar) to sing for Geet Gaya Patharon Ne She was furious and told me that if I wanted to sing for films I shouldn’t ever touch her two tanpuras I still remember how her words struck me Drishti happened because the subject convinced me Film music has now become only rhythmic noise Amongst recent songs I’ve only liked the qawwali Khwaja Mere Khwaja (Jodha Akbar) It’s soul-stirring” she said in the DNA interview Watch |Megha Jhar Jhar Barasat Re A staunch critic of popular filmy music the one song that surprisingly caught her attention was “Main Tenu Samjhawan” Though she wasn’t aware about the voice in the song she was all praise for the singer during another interview with The Hindu when she was asked whether she likes to listen to film or popular songs “I not only listen to but also like the good ones A recent Punjabi song ‘Main tenu samjhawan ki…’ comes to mind Whosoever is the singer he has sung it really well ‘Ga re sa’ and ‘dha pa ma’ are the most difficult notes of the song but he has sung them with perfect accuracy I had nothing to do with the words or language of the song but the raga and the composition attracted me” Kishori Amonkar had said Amonkar left the film industry yearning to hear her voice on the big screen as it could never appease the icon ever again For her fans and enthusiasts it was all about worshiping music She took her singing seriously and even wanted her patrons to do that “At a concert in Kashmir a top industrialist’s wife ordered paan while I was singing I stopped and asked her if she thought I was singing at a kotha” Amonkar had said in the same DNA interview For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdBy: AP | Kuala Lumpur | Published: July 13 2017 6:37 pm Orlando Marques Henriques was recently released from prison in Singapore after he had previously pleaded guilty to various offenses relating to the matter in 2015 (Source: File) Top News The Asian Football Confederation has banned former East Timor technical director Orlando Marques Henriques for any football-related activity for life after he accepted money to lose a match at the Southeast Asian Games in 2015 The AFC said Thursday that Orlando was found guilty of agreeing to accept $15000 from a third party to arrange for seven players from the East Timorese team to lose the match between East Timor and Malaysia on May 30 2015 during the SEA Games in Singapore Orlando was recently released from prison in Singapore after he had previously pleaded guilty to various offenses relating to the matter in 2015 In January a scam to provide Brazilian players with fake birth certificates to play in World Cup qualifying matches for East Timor led to the country’s expulsion from the 2023 Asian Cup At least 12 Brazilians players got “falsified Timorese birth or baptismal certificates” to play for East Timor’s national team in qualifying matches for the 2019 Asian Cup 2018 World Cup and other competitions the AFC said FIFA worked on the AFC-led investigation which found seven World Cup qualifiers played between March and October 2015 were corrupted the Asian governing body said In another AFC sanction announced Thursday Al Wahda’s head coach Javier Aguirre was suspended for three matches for making provocative gestures and spitting in the direction of spectators following his expulsion during the Group D Asian Champions League match between Persepolis of Iran and Abu Dhabi’s Al Wahda on May 8 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Noida | Published: July 19 2017 10:27 pm At sector 49 a woman who works as a domestic maid at sector 74 apartments has alleged that she was raped and threatened by a man last night (File) Top News As many as five cases of rape have been reported in Noida since yesterday with one of the victims being a four-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a minor boy police said today The girl was allegedly raped by a 9-year-old boy last night police said The victim’s father has lodged an FIR at sector 39 police station He stated that his daughter was taken to a room by the neighbour boy and was raped there Police has detained the accused At sector 49 a woman who works as a domestic maid at sector 74 apartments has alleged that she was raped and threatened by a man last night At Noida Phase 3 another woman has lodged an FIR stating that she was raped by two men At Jewar police station a man has registered an FIR alleging that his neighbour tried to rape his 15-year-old daughter At Rabupura police station a woman has alleged that three men forcibly entered her room and tried to rape her She raised an alarm and neighbours came to her rescue For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThese six police personnel are not posted in any of the four police stations in respect of which the request was made by the CBI.P T Chacko.

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Kitchens in schools would also help serve hot and fresh meals which is very necessary since we are talking of providing nutritious food to children, she said In past few yearsat least six-seven incidents of worms found in midday meal has been reported In one incidentseveral students fell ill after eating food served by ISKCON Howeverit was later revealed that the food served had no problem Civic officials suspected that it might have been an act of sabotage as certain sections opposed the contract be given to ISCKON For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 13 2013 1:50 am Related News The disparity in living conditions in the capital was starkly revealed by the data released in the Delhi Statistical Handbook 2013 According to the handbookover 30 per cent of Delhis population lives in one-room dwellingswhile three per cent resides in more five-room accommodations As per the report322 per cent of the population both rural and urban stays in single-room dwellings followed by 296 per cent staying in two-room homes The annual survey has also found that over 55 per cent of population have their own accommodation while 3252 per cent of Delhi residents stay on rent While 20 per cent and 104 per cent of the population reside in three- and four-room housesrespectivelyonly 3-4 per cent of the population can afford five-room residences The report also reveals an alarming rate of increase in the number of private vehicles in Delhi According to the handbook 2013released by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursdaythe number of vehicles have increased by over two lakh since last year The number of cars and jeeps in 2012-13 in Delhi is 2474087 and motorcycles and scooters is 4962507 The number of car and jeeps in 2011-12 was 2343 lakh and 2173 lakh in 2010-11 Dikshit said Delhi is the richest state in the country with a per capita income of 201083 in 2012-13 an increase of 27397 in comparison to 2011-12 An amount of 665679 crore was deposited in 2847 branches of various banks in Delhi as on March 312012 This reflects prosperity and a sound economic situation in the capital because of proactive economic policies of the Delhi government? she said Infant mortality rate was the highest last year in Delhi compared to previous five years According to the Handbookinfant mortality rate in the capital was 2394 per 1000 birthsbetween 2008 and 2012 The highest infant mortality rate before this was registered in 2007when it touched 2544 per 1000 births HANDY FIGURES 322% per cent stays in single-room dwellings 296 % stays in two-room homes 3-4 % can afford five-room residences PER CAPITA INCOME Highest in country at 201083 in 2012-13 – an increase of 27397 in comparison to 2011-12 INFANT MORTALITY per 1000 live births – highest in five years VEHICLES OWNED 336 lakh vehicles increased by over two lakh since last year For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsTrump signs Russia sanctions bill but calls it ‘flawed’ | Reuters World Reuters Aug 03 2017 01:17:09 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Aug 03 2017 01:17 AM | Updated Date: Aug 03 2017 01:17 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See Washington: US President Donald Trump has spoken over phone with British Prime Minister Theresa May and offered his "warm support" after her Conservative party failed to muster a simple majority in Britain’s snap polls British prime minister Theresa May AP "President Trump emphasised his commitment to the United States-United Kingdom special relationship and underscored that he looks forward to working with the prime minister on shared goals and interests in the years to come" the White House said in a statement May’s gamble of calling snap polls backfired after the British electorate delivered a hung Parliament forcing her to seek the support of a small Northern Irish party for staying in power as the country braces for hard Brexit talks With results declared for all of the 650 seats of British Parliament the Conservatives won 318 while the opposition Labour secured 262 leaving neither party anywhere close to the 326 seats required for an overall majority Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 2 2013 4:28 pm Related News With less than 48 hours left for the city to voteDelhi’s Election Commission has intensified vigil in areas which are vulnerable to misuse of moneyliquor and musclemen such as slum clusters and unauthorised coloniesbesides the border with UP and Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev today said not only candidates or political parties attempting to bribe voters will face action but for the first time any person accepting such illegal gratification will also be booked under IPC “The last 72 hours are crucial and thus we have sealed and laid traps in all the clusters of jhuggisunauthorised colonies and all such areas which are liable for misuse of moneyliquor and musclemen” he said detailing the last minute action plan that his team has chalked out He said those sections of the society which are poor and are in need of money can be easily influenced by political parties “So we have ensured that good traps are laid down by our teams in all such areasas there could be attempts to bribe the electors” For the first timehe saidin such casesaction will be taken not only against the candidates or political parties under the model code of conduct and criminal sectionseven individuals accepting cash or liquor or taking any kinds of bribe will be also booked under 171 (H) of the IPC as in a way he is also participating in the malpractice “We want to make every citizen realise that their vote is not for sale” he said The Chief Electoral Office would also be strengthening the border vigil especially in North-East and South-West districts “We are going to ensure that in cooperation with states of UP and Haryana a tight vigil is maintained to ensure that there is no movement of liquorcash and musclemen which have the potential of vitiating the polls” he said Infacthe saidon the poll day all vehicles entering Delhi would be checked and it is better if the persons carry their identity cards to avoid any trouble “Out of 11753 polling booths630 polling stations have been declared critical and hyper-critical polling stations and we are going to ensure that there is deployment of central para military forces in all these stations “In all these polling stations we will have micro observersCCTV cameras This time we are also introducing live webcasting by which we will be able to watch proceedings in the polling stations on a live basis in our control room” he said He informed that 64000 of Delhi police and 107 companies of central paramilitary forces (100 personnel per company) have been deployed Apart from that all “our flying squadsstatic surveillance teams and video surveilance teams are active So that we can cater to all the areas where there is apprehension of use of liquormoney and musclemen for vitiating the atmosphere” he said He said the Election Commission has identifed low voter turn out areas and low voter turn out sections of society and implemented targeted interventions for them “Like for rural peoplewe organised kabaddi matches and for urban youth concerts were held to raise awareness” Dev said Ahead of the D-dayDev appealed to all political parties to maintain “decency and not degrade” the political atmosphere “We are appealing to all the political parties that the political atmosphere should not be allow to be degraded and a decency in the activities should be carried out It should be ensured that the level of politics should not go down” he said For all the latest Politics News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Published: March 1 2014 12:28 am Related News With heavy rain lashing the capital and pushing the mercury down by a few notches Friday turned out to be damp and cold for Delhi residents According to the Met department the city might experience light rain and fog over the next few days While the minimum temperature in the capital was 12 °C the maximum temperature was recorded at 213 °C — four degrees below normal The temperature is expected to rise by a degree or two in the next two days The downpour witnessed on Thursday night and on Friday afternoon ranging between 10 mm and 172 mm were attributed to two powerful thunderstorms in the capital “There were two thunderstorms which moved across Delhi The first one was seen yesterday night (230 am to 330 am on Friday) and today (from 130 pm to 330 pm on Friday) The latter was very powerful as it entered Delhi from Southwest side covered the whole of the city and moved out via Northeast Delhi around 530 pm None of these storms caused strong winds” R K Jenamani director incharge IGI Met office said As opposed to heavy fog witnessed in January this year Met officials said fog formation in February had reduced However nearly half of February has seen cloudy or rainy days Explaining the cause for the current weather conditions Jenamani said the cloudy days can be attributed to western disturbances which had also caused snow in hilly regions “Though similar active systems affected Delhi during February 2013 but the number of storm days were only five or six while before since 2005 there were either no rainy days or just one to three days of rains” Jenamani said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aranya Shankar | Delhi | Published: October 20 2015 2:36 am Top News Disability rights organisation Delhi Viklang Adhikaar Manch (DVAM) has written to Delhi government criticising its move to call only two organisations for a meeting to discuss the memorandum of demands submitted on October 6 by 16 groups The meeting is scheduled Tuesday Acknowledging that the decision to call the meeting is positive DVAM convenor Muralidharan has raised questions over the invitation to only Samarthyam and Viklang Sahara Samiti “We are dismayed by the fact that the government has chosen to selectively invite representatives from the disability sector Samarthyam and the Viklang Sahara Samiti are also signatories to the memo but not the only ones to have signed it” reads Muralidharan’s letter He attacked the AAP government’s “intentional move” to “break the unity” of the signatories of the memorandum “We are now shocked to find out that the government has sought to drive a wedge between us which we will not permit” Muralidharan has requested the ministry to call representatives from all organisations He said if only a few people could be called at least five or six representatives should be there and the 16 organisations should be given the right to choose them For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: September 3 2016 7:23 pm Lalita Babar conferred the Sportswoman of the year award by former India pacer Zaheer Khan (Source: PTI) Top News India’s steeplechase specialist Lalita Babar who finished 10th in the recently-concluded Rio Olympics said the transition from being a marathon runner to running steeplechase wasn’t easy for her “It (the change from running marathon to running steeplechase) was very difficult because steeplechase is a technical event and in technical events winning a medal in Asian Games is very difficult within six months” said the Satara-based athlete “But I still won a medal (in the Asian Games) despite that Not only one technique is used but steeplechase also is an endurance event which requires endurance speed and technique” Babar said The 27-year-old athlete was speaking after being conferred the Sportswoman of the year award by former India pacer Zaheer Khan The award was part of the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai’s (SJAM) Golden Jubilee Annual Awards 2016 which were presented here this evening She had won a silver in 3000m steeplechase during the 2014 Asian Games held at Incheon while she had bagged gold in 2015 Asian Championships held at Wuhan in the same event “The biggest thing is that one needs concentration If there is no concentration to do hurdles and water jump is very difficult For me it is a difficult event and I tried it I like that event and for me if any woman athlete reaches the final (in the Olympics) after 33 years it is big thing” she added For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 2 2016 2:57 am Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata inaugurated a peacock conservation project at Raj Bhavan on Friday (Credits: Nirmal Harindran) Top News Five months after the Make in India week about 25 percent of the total investment agreements the Maharashtra government clinched in the manufacturing sector have materialised into actual work on the ground a senior state government official said Apurva Chandra principal secretary of the state industries department said “We can say with confidence that work has started on promised investments of Rs 125 lakh crore This is 25 percent of the total Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) signed in the manufacturing and industrial infrastructure sectors” Chandra said the state had entered into agreements worth Rs 4 lakh crore in these sectors of which Rs 3 lakh crore pertained to core manufacturing while Rs 1 lakh crore was for the creation of integrated industrial areas and information technology townships Together including the proposed investments by manufacturing industries the state had claimed to have signed MoUs worth Rs 8 lakh crore during the Make in India week Chief Secretary Swadheen Kshatriya on Thursday reviewed all the major MoUs “There has been significant progress in many important projects However some projects need sustained follow-ups” Kshatriya said Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news The government is currently assessing how many potential investors with whom MoUs have been signed require land from the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation while how many want to opt for private land or have their own land parcels Kshatriya said Chandra also said that besides the investment proposals gathered during the ‘Make in India’ week the state is also receiving interest from companies for the upcoming Shendra industrial park near Aurangabad an important node on the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor “We want to be the first in the country to start allotting land along the nodes of the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor We will start allotting land to interested companies by October” Chandra said He added that Taiwan’s Foxconn one of the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer which has committed an investment of $5 billion in Maharashtra will begin production at a Navi Mumbai industrial shed in August For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: December 30 2015 6:17 pm Ashmit Patel said it is his and partner Mahek Chehal’s “commitment to each other” that they are still part of the show “ Related News He’s down with a bout of typhoid but that didn’t deter actor Ashmit Patel from continuing his test of love on “Power Couple” with his partner Mahek Chehal He says his ladylove is taking great care of him Ashmit had high fever and the doctors advised him complete rest Still he decided to participate in the tasks for the reality show where celebrity couples test their compatibility “I was down with extremely high fever as was shown in the past week’s episodes and the doctors had to be called in Even Arbaaz (co-host Arbaaz Khan) came to check on me It took a few days to diagnose exactly and it was later detected that I had typhoid” Ashmit said in a statement “The makers gave me an option to return to Mumbai see my family doctors and then come back on the show once I was completely recovered But I decided to stay and continue with the tasks I lost 3-4 kg of muscle weight but I had Mahek by my side and she really took great care of me and gave me strength to continue” he added The show is being shot in the picturesque environs of Goa Ashmit said it is their “commitment to each other” that they are still part of the show “even though the tasks were very strenuous to perform” “I am back on my feet now and well on the road to recovery to take on the New Year with renewed strength and vigour” he said Apart from Ashmit and Mahek the Sony Entertainment Television show also features celebritites like Naved Jaffrey-Sayeeda Apoorva Agnihotri-Shilpa Saklani Aamir Ali-Sanjeeda Sheikh Delnaaz Irani-Percy Karkaria Salil Ankola-Ria Banerjee Shawar Ali-Marsela and Rahul Dev-Mugdha Godse Co-hosted by actor-producer Arbaaz and his actress wife Malaika Arora Khan “Power Couple” showcases the couples undergoing different tasks which test them 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