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A department store in Osaka also received a threat but police found no explosives.” Check Khaidi No 150’s latest box office collection here: Boss is Back and ruling the Box office WW. #100CrGrossForKhaidi pictwittercom/Y7pdG3oGki — Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) January 16 2017 Directed by VV Vinayak the film also stars Kajal Aggarwal and Tarun Arora Khaidi No 150 is a Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster and Vijay-starrer Kaththi which released in 2015 The film also emerged as a clear winner in the Sankranti race among other major releases like Balakrishna’s Gautamiputra Satakarni and Vijay’s Bairavaa The film features Chiranjeevi in a doublerole and has music by Devi Sri Prasad Also read | Khaidi No 150 box office collection day 4: Chiranjeevi film heads for Rs 100crmark In Khaidi No 150 Kaththi Sreenu (Chiru 1) is a small-time thief who helps police catch an escaped prisoner even as he plans his own escape He runs away from the prison only to get caught up in a crime scene involving his doppelganger Shiv Shankar Varaprasad aka Shankar (Yes that’s Chiru 2 and yes that’s his actual name in life) Chiru 1 switches identity with Chiru 2 and a quick flashback forces him to assume the latter’s character to fight corruption For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 14 2017 1:32 am Representational Image Top News The Mumbai police crime branch Friday arrested three associates of gangster Suresh Pujari for their alleged involvement in two recent incidents of firing at commercial establishments in Ulhasnagar and Nallasopara The Anti Extortion Cell of the crime branch laid a trap for the men after learning that they would meet in Kurla to discuss their next target and to divide money among themselves officers said “We cannot disclose what they were doing but they had decided to meet to plan their next target” said a police officer The men have been identified as Raj Chauhan (25) Ali Abbas Jaffer Khan (27) and Sudhakar Sunder Christopheria (52) Chauhan and Khan the police said worked at a catering firm in Mumbai and were recruited by Christopheria who was in contact with Pujari “We have recovered a 762-bore pistol two magazines and eight live rounds of ammunition from the accused apart from Rs 25 lakh in cash” said Dilip Sawant Deputy Commissioner of Police Crime The police also seized two stolen motorbikes that had been used to commit the crimes According to the police on April 27 Chauhan and Khan fired at a wine shop in Ulhasnagar and left a note asking the owner to contact Pujari No one was injured in that incident Days later on May 7 the men allegedly went to Galaxy Bar and Restaurant in Nallasopara West and shot the manager Deepak Verma in the chest There too the accused left behind a note for the restaurant’s owner to call Pujari Verma is recovering in hospital “The motorbikes used in the crime were reported stolen at Mahatma Phule police station in Kalyan and Kasturba police station in Borivali” an officer said The police is looking for a fourth man who they believe was involved in conspiring to commit the two incidents “We have managed to complete the circle of catching the shooter the firearms vehicles and money This will be a blow to Pujari” said another officer For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Chinmayi Arun | Published: February 24 2016 12:41 am Top News Internet shutdowns have become a disturbingly commonplace occurrence Last week mobile internet was banned in Rohtak amid the violence of the Jat quota stir In last year’s India report for the Freedom on the Net study we triumphantly closed the study noting there were almost no internet shutdowns in India Since then things have escalated Internet services were suspended six times in Gujarat in August-October 2015 when there was also one shutdown in Rajasthan and one in Manipur Suspension of services in Kashmir takes place with regularity and impunity and is barely noticed Given that suspension of internet services is quickly moving towards becoming commonplace someone finally took the issue to the SC for some reining in of government powers The remedy sought by lawyer Apar Gupta on behalf of law student Gaurav Vyas was simple The government currently uses different laws to suspend access to communication The petition before the SC asked that the government be compelled to confine itself to a single mechanism outlined in the Indian Telegraph Act and the Information Technology Act (IT Act) for suspension of communication The idea was that since sector- and subject-specific mechanisms exist within these legislation the government should be encouraged to use these instead of resorting to wide and general legal mechanisms that may not be designed or equipped to deal with suspension of communication It was also argued that the government should develop guidelines for when and how internet services may be suspended The legal mechanism usually used to shut down internet services is the procedure contained in Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) which requires a written order from a magistrate This broadly-worded section permits the government to issue an order to “prevent… obstruction annoyance or injury to any person lawfully employed or danger to human life health or safety or a disturbance of the public tranquillity or a riot of an affray” It’s a pre-Independence legal provision of some notoriety It has been deployed more than once to prevent protests by citizens notably even during the protests that followed the rape and death of Jyoti Singh in Delhi Section 144 has survived constitutional challenges and been held consistent with the right to freedom of expression as contained in Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution The constitutional challenge to Section 144 took place well before the internet and couldn’t have anticipated the effect this power would have on communication in digital society The new trend of leveraging this power to prevent online communication is disturbing The effect of a Section 144 order is enormous if it shuts down communication across the state — it’s not clear how a magistrate will assess whether a state-wide shutdown is warranted or how much damage such a shut-down might do As the Digital India programme is rolled out our reliance on internet-based communication for essential services will increase making it even more problematic every time a state decides to suspend mobile internet services The SC is yet to give the matter substantive consideration since it refused to admit the petition However the Gujarat High Court ruled on a closely related argument last year when Vyas asked that any suspension of internet must take place through the IT Act and not using Section 144 Here the high court failed to see the need for safeguards limiting the exercise of this power This ambiguity surrounding how Section 144 may be used for internet shutdowns led to the petitioners asking the SC for guidelines that might indicate the threshold and limits of such power The argument before the SC seems to have added to the arguments before the high court — it also included Section 5(2) of the Telegraph Act in addition to Section 69A of the IT Act as avenues the government might use for internet suspension Section 5(2) gives the government power to order suspension or interception of messages transmitted from telegraph It simplifies matters too much to cast the situation as a binary conflict between individual rights and law and order concerns Uninhibited state power to suspend internet services threatens not just individual rights but democracy itself It’s characteristic of states like Sudan Kazakhstan and China Rules detailing and limiting when internet services may be suspended would balance both concerns and provide courts with a clear benchmark to assess the proportionality of government action The writer is executive director of the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 2 2017 6:09 pm Chris Gayle will be opening West Indies batting line-up in the only T20I against England (Source: File) Related News Chris Gayle will be returning for West Indies when they take on England in the lone T20I that follows the ongoing Test series Gayle played his first T20I for West Indies in over a year when they beat India in July In addition to this Ashley Nurse has been given a first T20I recall in two years Nurse has become an integral part of the West Indies ODI setup but is yet to claim a single wicket in the shortest format of the game Apart from this Sunil Narine Kieron Pollard and Marlon Samuels would be playing in the match Carlos Brathwaite will lead the side West Indies chairman of selectors Courtney Brown said that the team has a “good mix of experience and youth that should adapt to English conditions quickly” “Coming off the series win against India in the Caribbean in July our expectations is to see the team play a highly competitive game and bring that T20 Caribbean atmosphere to England” Browne said West Indies put up a poor show in the first Test against England that was played at Edgbaston and lost by an innings and 209 runs They seemed to be going down a similar path in the second Test too at Headingley But Shai Hope and Kragg Brathwaite put up a 144-run partnership that first got West Indies out of the ditch and then put them in a commanding position While Brathwaite missed out on his century Hope soldiered on with Jermaine Blackwood and let West Indies to an incredible win The final Test that will be played at Lord’s will hence be the one that decides the series West Indies Squad: Carlos Brathwaite (c) Ronsford Beaton Chris Gayle Evin Lewis Jason Mohammed Sunil Narine Kieron Pollard Rovman Powell Marlon Samuels Ashley Nurse Jerome Taylor Chadwick Walton (wk) Kesrick Williams For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published: May 4 2017 4:15 am Image for representational purpose Top News Two days after an alleged gangster Monu Daryapur and his security personnel ASI Vijay Singh were gunned down the Delhi Police has revealed that there are 81 protected persons (PP) including people who are facing criminal charges enjoying security cover by personal security officers (PSO) in the city Sources said these persons are enjoying the security cover on the basis of threat perception to them Highly placed sources told The Indian Express that roughly 500 people are enjoying the X Y and Z categories of security that include the union and state ministers and the VVIPs Of these 500 people 81 receive security protection of one or two PSOs based on the local threat perception Among these there are people who have previous police records businessmen and local leaders said the sources “We cannot refuse on the grounds of the applicant facing a police case Once the assessment is done he is applicable to have one or two PSOs round the clock The number of PSOs may be increased or decreased based on threat perception” an officer said Delhi Police also conducts the re-assessment in every six months said sources Sources said the Delhi Police’s Special Cell conducts the security assessment of each and every applicant before providing them the PSOs or security cover The applicant applies to the local DCP office or directly to the police headquarters “The applicants submit a written form to the concerned unit of Delhi Police after which the Special Cell conducts the security assessment When the officials from the Special Cell confirm that the applicant faces a security threat the matter is sent to the Security Review Committee (SRC) led by a Special Commissioner of Police-level officer The committee then decides the grade of security required by the applicant” said the officer Dehi Police spokesperson Madhur Verma added that an applicant gets security based on court orders For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: May 26 2009 10:32 am Related News With ‘Queen of Pop’ Madonna as her motherLourdes doesn’t need to look beyond for fashion tips Lourdes is only 12 but her style is already making headlines She was recently spotted in the 80s lookwhich made Madonna a superstar The celebrity daughter showed off her style in ripped striped black and white leggingsa skull scarflace-lined black skirt and denim capa dress reportedly picked by MadonnaDaily Mail online reported MeanwhileMadonna played it down by as she settled for a sober all-black ensemble as her family attended Kabbalah service in New York Madonna arrived hand-in-hand with her youngest son David Banda and Rocco and Lourdes’ brothers Rocco and David to attend the ceremony However50-year-old star’s toyboy lover Jesus Luz whom Madonna introduced to the religionwas missing for the event Last week the couple had attended the serviced wearing matching white outfits but denied reports that they were planning to tie the knot in a Kabbalah ceremony For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAir India chief Ashwani Lohani was appointed as the new chairman of the Railway Board on Wednesday after AK Mittal tendered his resignation following the recent train accidents reported ANI #FLASH Ashwani Lohani appointed as the new Chairman of Railway Board pictwittercom/cWokmXWPoA — ANI (@ANI) August 23 2017 Lohani who holds a degree in mechanical engineering has previously served as a divisional railway manager forthe Delhi division of Indian Railways? 2016 Even in leveling choicest insults and filmiest of dialogues, players stop trusting their manager and look disjointed on the pitch.s Conservative prime minister, He’s got two already. 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Padmaja said the source of the fire is not known and a probe is underway to determine the exact cause.GHMC Commissioner Janardhan Reddy who visited the fire accident spot said the government will provide financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of the deceased For all the latest Hyderabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 21 2017 4:03 am Top News A group of men allegedly slapped a student of D Y Patil Engineering College and hit her brother with an iron rod after they protested against their attempts to tease her The incident took place while the girl was on her way home with her brother on a motorcycle on Wednesday evening A group of eight men who were in a four-wheeler started honking when they saw her When her brother protested they allegedly beat him up with an iron rod and slapped the girl The brother of the girl has lodged a complaint at the Dighi police station Police have booked the driver of the four-wheeler identified as Mayur Khese and seven others under sections 143 147 148 149 341 324 323 427 of the Indian Penal Code According to the complainant he had picked his sister up from her college and they were headed home on his motorcycle on Wednesday evening when Khese allegedly started to honk at them repeatedly When he questioned Khese and his friends they intercepted his motorcycle and he and his companions allegedly beat up the girl’s brother They also slapped his sister said the complainant Khese allegedly hit the complainant with an iron rod seriously injuring him After the incident the girl and her brother approached Dighi police station and lodged a first information report against the assailants Police Sub-Inspector R V Ghatge who is investigating the case said they are yet to arrest the accused “The accused are on the run Khese is a resident of Lohegaon area We have lodged an offence against Khese and others on the basis of the complaint The accused and the complainant didn’t know each other An investigation is being conducted and search is on to trace the accused” he said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: August 17 2017 12:24 am Robin Van Persie in line for Netherlands recall Top News Robin van Persie is in line for a recall to the Netherlands national team after an absence of almost two years The Fenerbahce forward was named on Wednesday in a preliminary squad for two key World Cup qualifiers in the next fortnight Ryan Babel and Eljero Elia have also been recalled as coach Dick Advocaat named 32 players for the important qualifier against Group A leaders France in Paris on Aug 31 and then at home to Bulgaria in Amsterdam on Sept 3 There is a first call-up for Ajax Amsterdam’s 20-year-old midfielder Donny van de Beek who scored two in the early rounds of the Champions League over the last month The 34-year-old van Persie whose 50 goals in 101 internationals makes him the the Netherlands’ top scorer last played in a 3-2 loss to the Czech Republic in the European Championship qualifier in October 2015 He scored an own goal and was later dropped by Advocaat’s predecessor Danny Blind “I worked with him last season at Fenerbahce where he showed what he could do Robin is a player we might still need but we’ll see in the next weeks how fit he is and if he is playing” Advocaat said in a statement released by the Dutch football association “This is a preliminary squad so players can fall out or be included later” Besiktas striker Babel 30 was last in the team in late 2011 while Elia who also plays in Turkey for Basaksehir has not been in the team since 2012 Advocaat was named in May to try and resurrect the Dutch’s hopes of qualifying for the next World Cup in Russia as they sit third in their group with 10 points from six games three behind joint leaders France and Sweden For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sheela Bhatt | Updated: July 29 2016 2:48 pm Gujaratis are showing signs of fatigue from being ruled by the BJP since 1995 This is something more than “anti-incumbency (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Top News Two different kinds of protests in Gujarat since last year the Patel agitation demanding reservations in jobs and education and the recent statewide angry response against the flogging of Dalits in Mota Samdhiyala have a few common messages Gujaratis are showing signs of fatigue from being ruled by the BJP since 1995 This is something more than “anti-incumbency” Both the developments will have a bearing on next year’s assembly election and will certainly spill over into the battleground of Uttar Pradesh Gujarat hasn’t seen even a minor agitation in the past two decades on the caste front There was a rare farmers’ agitation around environment concerns which stopped the Nirma project in Saurashtra But with the outbursts of Dalits (75 per cent of the state’s population) and Patels (around 15 per cent) receiving a clandestine push from the Congress anti-BJP political forces and disgruntled BJP leaders Gujarati society is volatile once again Gujarat without Modi has entered a new time zone After the agitation led by Hardik Patel the Patel community boycotted BJP’s Patel leaders Ministers like Nitin Patel and Saurabh Patel were not allowed to hold public rallies they were barred from many Patel-dominated areas and humiliated publicly Junior home minister Rajni Patel’s residence in Mehsana was burnt down twice by members of the Patidar community Even Purshottam Rupala — otherwise an impressive orator — who has joined the Union cabinet recently was not spared Chief Minister Anandiben Patel could not move around without facing stiff protests in the Patel-dominated villages Similarly the Dalit rally in Ahmedabad last week gheraoed homes of Dalit MP Kirit Solanki and Rajnikant Patel MLA of Asarva area BJP holds 10 of the 13 seats reserved for SCs in Gujarat but none of these representatives are defending the Patel government When people start envying their political leaders’ wealth and power it’s clear that rebellion is brewing These events should not be taken lightly because Gujarat has been a trendsetter in national politics The anti-Mandal agitation of 1990 had a precursor in the Anamat Andolan of 1985 in Gujarat Jayaprakash Narayan was inspired by Gujarat’s Nav Nirman Andolan Started in 1973 by students of an engineering college to protest against high prices of their hostel food it forced then Chief Minister Chimanbhai Patel to resign in February 1974 The current anger in Gujarat over self-finance colleges (part of the Gujarat model) that charge around Rs 30000 a year as fees for arts and commerce courses is no different Some of the colleges started in the past 20 years are largely owned or supported by the BJP MLAs MPs or by members of their families Not surprisingly the party’s political machinery does not take up the issue of unaffordable education The youth’s support to Hardik Patel has a lot to do with Gujarat’s dismal education system It is apparent that the glue of hardened Hindutva has started coming off within two years of Narendra Modi’s exit as chief minister There was a time when Modi was applauded for talking about “Miyan Musharraf” but today Gujaratis are heard talking about “ISI men being courted by India in Pathankot” Modi’s presence in Gandhinagar was once so heavy that even the state Congress president would not talk to journalists without checking to ensure that “nobody is listening” At a paan stall in Baroda or at the bus stand in Rajkot it was impossible to question Modi’s decisions But on July 23 Dalits came out in big numbers shouting slogans against Modi at his hometown Vadnagar Modi being jeered at a public rally and that not being countered is a sign of change If the five-lakh strong mahakranti rally of Patels on August 24 last year was a wake-up call for the Gujarat BJP in the post-Modi era the current Dalit assertion is the people’s way of demanding action from the jaded party in Gujarat That the situation is far from normal is clear by the silence of PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah It seems they want to let the CM face the music alone and keep the issue Gujarat-centric The CM knows that the Patel agitation was primarily against the idea of reservation itself and the Dalits anger is against inadequacies of the reservation system where the advantages of more than six-decades of affirmative actions have not reached the lower rungs of the lowest section of the caste pyramid The CM also faces the frustration of the youth due to unaffordable education and diminishing employment prospects If the Gujarati farmers are not on the streets yet it’s only because they are hoping against hope that the rainfall deficit of around 49% will reduce by the end of the season CM Patel 74 an efficient administrator and weak political communicator is perceived by the cadre as one whose exit is just a matter of time They believe that even if under her leadership the BJP goes to the polls she won’t be CM if the party wins She has tried to correct the perception lately saying if the party wants she will continue as CM after winning the next election But her problems are not merely about handling antagonists in the cabinet or the vertically-divided party (Amit Shah camp versus Anandiben camp) but the Gujarati bazaars The micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in kapada (textiles) bazaar in Ahmedabad heera bazar (diamond market) in Surat and engineering markets in Rajkot and Baroda have either plateaued or face various types of uncertainties including issues with the tax departments Reports of business associations have claimed that Chinese competition (engineering goods) and lack of finance and smart marketing have failed middle-class entrepreneurs in past two-three years After Modi’s exit from Gandhinagar around 29 lakh MSMEs have faced dramatic downturn The RBI data says the outstanding loans of MSMEs has increased from Rs 836 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 2601 crore in 2014-15 and the number of sick units in the state increased from 20615 in 2012-13 to 49003 in 2014-15 According to the data of a state level bankers’ committee the non-performing assets (NPA) of banks is Rs 25000 crore in 2015-16; it was Rs 13353 crore last year Rs 5758 crore of the NPA in 2015-2016 is from the MSMEs Gujaratis had celebrated Modi’s leadership after the riots of 2002 by giving the BJP 127 seats at a massive vote share of 4985 per cent Modi has been unable to better this performance: BJP got 49 per cent and 117 seats in 2007 while in 2012 its vote share was 479 per cent and it got 115 seats Congress’ vote share is 9 per cent less than that of the BJP Elections in Gujarat are due in winter next year but Patels Dalits and Muslims — 32 per cent of the state’s population — are visibly displeased with the BJP Last week many Gujarati Muslim outfits supported Dalits in Patan Kutch and Ahmedabad Modi became Gujarat CM in October 2001 but his attempts to bring together Gujarat’s different castes and communities under a saffron umbrella began in 1988 when he rose as a powerful organisational secretary of the party The BJP has remained in power since 1995 because it maintained the delicate patchwork of castes and also raised Hindutva sentiments Modi along with Amit Shah will now have to rely on remote control measures One wonders how political perceptions and realities of high cost of living pervasive corruption and failing hopes of voters can be corrected or managed through remote controls or even with the tools Modi had at his disposal in 1995 or in 2002 (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘The churn in Gujarat’) [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: January 5 2015 12:00 am While the demand for Jharkhand emerged from Adivasi movements in the early-20th century the creation of the state in 2000 owes much to the BJP-led Centre at the time Related News By:Uday Chandra Last Sunday Raghubar Das became Jharkhand’s first non-Adivasi chief minister Das is the 10th chief minister in a state that is only 14 years old It would be an understatement to say that the political history of this fledgling state has been turbulent Jharkhand’s recent past has been marked by spectacular corruption administrative incompetence and a splintered Maoist insurgency A decisive majority for the BJP-AJSU coalition in the Jharkhand assembly following the BJP’s victory in 12 of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state is thus a critical moment in the state’s history Activists speaking on behalf of Adivasis have objected to Das’s appointment as chief minister because he is not an Adivasi himself Party sources however point to the humiliating loss of the three-time chief minister Arjun Munda in his constituency Kharsawan which made it difficult to elect him as leader of the new government The Narendra Modi-led BJP is also keen to develop new leaderships in the states as we have seen in Maharashtra already and Das is believed to be on good terms with both Modi and Amit Shah With Adivasi organisations protesting on the streets of Ranchi the voting public is now being assured that the deputy chief minister will be an Adivasi legislator There is undoubtedly more at stake here than the chief ministership The controversy over Das’s election goes to the heart of a deeper contradiction While the demand for Jharkhand emerged from Adivasi movements in the early-20th century the creation of the state in 2000 owes much to the BJP-led Centre at the time Of course there is no straight line connecting the mobilisations led by Jaipal Singh Munda the great Adivasi leader from the region in the 1940s and the political machinations of the 1990s that ended with the BJP delivering on its electoral promise to create smaller states out of Uttar Pradesh Madhya Pradesh and Bihar By the time Jharkhand was created the demands of leaders like Ram Dayal Munda a vocal campaigner for an Adivasi state over the previous two decades had been overshadowed by the BJP’s growing electoral interests in regions where they had a poor track record The Jharkhand that emerged in 2000 was far from being an Adivasi state The contours of the new state excluded the Adivasi-majority districts of Chhattisgarh Odisha and West Bengal which had been part of the demand for Jharkhand even during the states’ reorganisation in the mid-1950s As a consequence according to the 2001 Census only 263 per cent of the new state are recorded as ST The 2011 Census shows that little has changed in the state’s demographics: Adivasis are now 262 per cent of the state’s population Insofar as demographics play a part in the creation of electoral constituencies it ought to surprise no one that just 28 of the 81 Vidhan Sabha seats are reserved for ST candidates while 44 are unreserved constituencies The relationship between Adivasis and the BJP today is based on future expectations If Adivasis have voted decisively for the BJP not once but twice this year we need to understand why The success of the BJP government in neighbouring Chhattisgarh has played a significant role in the political calculations of ordinary Adivasis Chhattisgarh boasts of a well-functioning public distribution system for instance which Jharkhand’s poor can scarcely find believable In contrast the JMM has offered little except fiery words over the past decade The other parties are not large enough to lead a stable government in the state Counter-insurgency has pushed the Maoists to the brink The presence of the Chhattisgarh chief minister at Das’s swearing-in ceremony was no accident The BJP understands what Adivasi voters expect from it in Jharkhand The BJP also understands what the non-Adivasi majority in Jharkhand expects Das belongs to an oil-pressing (Teli) caste classified in Jharkhand as a mercantile or Bania community This is an upwardly mobile social group within the state though Das’s family hails from what is now Chhattisgarh That Jharkhand is not an Adivasi state has been underlined by the BJP’s decision here There is also no doubt that the decision to back Das over his rivals has much to do with the assembly elections in Bihar next year The support of Banias approximately a 10th of the population in Bihar will be crucial for the BJP if it is to defeat the combined might of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar To sum up Jharkhand is a bridge between the party’s conquests in Chhattisgarh and its ambitions in Bihar Das’s tussle with the challenges of corruption and social unrest over the next five years must be seen against that backdrop The writer is with the department of religious diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious andEthnic Diversity Gottingen [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: June 13 2017 12:58 pm Suneel Darshan directed Priyanka Chopra in her debut film Andaaz Top News Filmmaker Suneel Darshan says he doesn’t find any similarity between newcomer Natasha Fernandez and actress Priyanka Chopra whom he worked with at the beginning of her career While Natasha will soon make her Bollywood debut with “Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha” Priyanka starred in the 2003 film “Andaaz” for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut “I don’t see any similarity between Priyanka and Natasha because Priyanka has her own style and acting abilities and Natasha has her own charm and attitude” Suneel said on Monday at the musical showcasing of his film “Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha” The crew and cast including Upen Patel Shiv Darshan and Natasha were also present at the event “Natasha is a very beautiful and good actress She did a commendable job in this film and I feel she can become a really good actress in future” Suneel said Suneel and music composer Nadeem who has given music for the film share a special bond with each other Asked about it Suneel said: “It is the fortune of very few filmmakers to have worked with Nadeem If you see his films like ‘Aashiqui’ ‘Dil Hai ki Manta Nahi’ ‘Raja Hindustani’ and ‘Sadak’ you will realize his superiority as a music composer He has incredible understanding of music It is my honour that I have worked with him in seven to eight movies” Talking about his forthcoming film he said: “It’s a love triangle with a twist of mystery to it Cinema changes every few years Ten years ago there was different kind of cinema and now cinema has changed completely When I noticed that no one has made a film like ‘Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha’ I decided to make it I am very hopeful that the audience is going to love this film’s story songs and performances” What about future plans Suneel said: “I love to make movies I have the fortune to direct a movie because my struggle to make movies was a really difficult task but today when I meet people and they appreciate my movies… that time I feel satisfied the most Cinema is my life and I want to make cinema till my last breath” “Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha” is set to release on June 30 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: April 17 2015 2:20 pm Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi comes out of his residence returning after his 56-day long break in New Delhi on Thursday (Source: PTI Photo) Related News Rahul Gandhi returns from his nearly two month-long leave of absence to a question: Now can he make his presence the story That curiosity has acquired a new urgency for India’s main opposition party for several reasons While he was away the debate on the amendments to the Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 has flared and sharpened The NDA government has repromulgated the ordinance but its challenge of pushing the modified legislation through Parliament which reopens in a few days remains daunting The Congress has planned a major rally on the issue but it may find that it is being crowded out and overtaken by others in its attempts to make land acquisition a centrepiece for a larger mobilisation built around issues of rural disquiet and distress While Rahul was away the churning in the opposition space has also taken some eye-catching turns Most recently the CPM began its 21st party congress with a display of striking candour and forthrightness in appraising its own failures At Visakhapatnam the party is looking crucial political and organisational questions in the eye — it is asking itself whether the social composition of its leadership in the higher echelons is skewed against the disprivileged castes if it should enter into alliances with “secular” regional parties at the national level or concentrate on its independent growth why it is failing to attract the young and whether it is being flexible enough in responding to changing political circumstances At the same time six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar have announced their decision to unite under a common chief symbol and name all the better to fight the BJP This attempt follows the experiment last year in Bihar which saw the Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad-Congress combine put up a relatively good showing in state by-elections against a Modi-led BJP Rahul on the other hand comes back to a Congress which is yet to reflect with any degree of seriousness on the shortcomings and mistakes that have reduced it to its paltry Lok Sabha tally of 44 or on the dilemmas of the future Now that he is back the Congress needs to find clarity on Rahul’s role in the organisation That could be the first step towards moving on from its standstill Whether and in what manner it can then step up to its role as the leading opposition party will determine the Congress’s place and position in a polity that is remaking itself For all the latest Opinion News 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Parashar Ghaziabad For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Updated: September 17 2016 12:21 pm A close flyby of Saturn’s giant moon Titan will reshape the spacecraft’s orbit so that itpasses through the gap between Saturn and the rings (Source: NASA) Top News After studying Saturn its ringsand moons for more than 12 years NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has entered the final year of its epic voyage during which itwill make the closest-ever observations of the planet The conclusion of the historic scientific odyssey is planned for September next year but not before the spacecraft completes a daring two-part endgame Beginning on November 30 Cassini’s orbit will send the spacecraft just past the outer edge of the main rings These orbits a series of 20 are called the F-ring orbits During these weekly orbits Cassini will approach to within 7800 kilometres of the centre of the narrow F ring with its peculiar kinked and braided structure NASA said “During the F-ring orbits we expect to see the rings along with the small moons and other structures embedded in them as never before” said Linda Spilker Cassini project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California “The last time we got this close to the rings was during arrival at Saturn in 2004” she added Cassini’s final phase called the Grand Finale begins in earnest in April next year A close flyby of Saturn’s giant moon Titan will reshape the spacecraft’s orbit so that itpasses through the gap between Saturn and the rings an unexplored space only about 2400 kilometers wide The spacecraft is expected to make 22 plunges through this gap beginning with its first dive on April 27 During the Grand Finale Cassini will make the closest-ever observations of Saturn mapping the planet’s magnetic and gravity fields with exquisite precision andreturning ultra-close views of the atmosphere Scientists also hope to gain new insights into Saturn’s interior structure the precise length of a Saturn day and the total mass of the rings which may finally help settle thequestion of their age The spacecraft will also directly analyse dust-sized particles in the main rings and sample the outer reaches of Saturn’s atmosphere both first-time measurements for the mission “It’s like getting a whole new mission The scientific value of the F ring and Grand Finale orbits is so compelling that you could imagine a whole mission to Saturn designedaround what we’re about to do” said Spilker Also Read:Wet period on Mars more recent than previouslythought Since the beginning of 2016 mission engineers have been tweaking Cassini’s orbital path around Saturn to position thespacecraft for the mission’s final phase They have sent the spacecraft on a series of flybys past Titan that are progressively raising the tilt of Cassini’s orbit with respect to Saturn’s equator and rings This particular orientation enables the spacecraft to leap over the rings with a single (and final) Titan flyby in April to begin the Grand Finale The Grand Finale will come to a dramatic end in September next year as Cassini dives into Saturn’s atmosphere returning data about the planet’s chemical composition until its signal is lost Friction with the atmosphere will cause the spacecraft to burn up like a meteor soon afterwards For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsDharamsala: BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday dubbed the Congress’ poll manifesto as a "laundry list of baseless promises" He also accused the ruling party of not fulfilling half the promises it made in the last Assembly elections File image of Prem Kumar Dhumal News18 "Congress has proposed a laundry list of baseless promises as part of their manifesto for the upcoming elections But they have not realised that they have proposed most of the things they could not fulfil during their five-year tenure "Despite not fulfilling percentent of the poll promises the Congress has yet again come up with the same points just to make the manifesto look comprehensive" Dhumal said in a statement The BJP leader said the public would not trust a government again which failed to live up to its promises while being in office "They (Congress) promised earlier to appoint Public Grievance Commissioner grant benefits to employees and pensioners on completion of 65 70 and 75 years of age completion of four lane national highways from Shimla-Hamirpur-Pathankot etc How can the public trust this government when they have not taken any steps in these directions in the last 5 years" he asked Dhumal a former chief minister also accused the Congress of stealing the BJP’s vision document "In the manifesto the Congress has promised to build women hostel at district and sub divisional quarters without mentioning the condition of the existing women hostels which they could not maintain although they were constructed with the central government grant" the BJP leader added Polling for the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will take place on November nine and counting of votes will be held on 18 December Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik wason Thursday charged by the National Investigation Agency with inciting youth to take up terror activities giving hate speeches and promoting enmity between communities In its 4000-page charge sheet filed in a special courtin Mumbai against the 51-year-old fugitive the NIA said Naik promoted enmity and hatred between different religious groups in India through his public speeches and lectures According to Livemint Naik has been charged underthe Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)in addition to certain section of the Indian Penal Code In particular the sections invoked are Sections 120B 153A 295A 298 and 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) "We first moved the court seeking permission to file a charge sheet and after the court’s nod we filed the charge sheet" NIA prosecutor Anand Sukhdeve told reporters outside the court He submitted in the court that investigation against Naik was over Naik came under the scanner of investigation agencies in 2016 The televangelist currently abroad was probed by the NIA for terror activities Naik came under the lens of security agencies after terrorists allegedly involved in the attack on a cafe in Dhakain 2016 reportedly claimed they were inspired by his speeches He fled from India on 1 July 2016 Naik was declared a proclaimed offender by the NIA court on 21 July as he did not appear before the investigating agency even after several summonses were issued The charge sheet noted that Naik was the founding trustee and member of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) and "has been promoting enmity and hatred between different religious groups in India through his public speeches and lectures" the NIA release said He "conspired with IRF Trust and Harmony Media Private Limited (both promoted by him) to commit offences of promoting hatred and outraging religious feelings" it said File image of Zakir Naik Screen grab from YouTube The NIA on 18 November 2016 registered a case against him at its Mumbai branch under the anti-terror act UAPA Mumbai-based IRF has already been declared an "unlawful association" by the Union home ministry Opposing the NIA submissions Naik’s lawyers Mubin Solkar and Amin Solkar said that a charge sheet cannot be filed if there is only one accused who is absconding Special Court Judge VP Avhad said the court may look into this aspect at a later stage "The charge sheet runs into about 4000 pages and names three accused— Naik and (his organisations) IRF and Harmony Media" an NIA official said It contains statements of 150 witnesses including some recorded before a magistrate the official said These statements unlike those recorded by the police are admissible in court Made over 1500 public talks since 1994 Naik’s incriminating public speeches/uttering are still in circulation through CD/DVD and web portals social media such as Facebook and YouTube the NIA said Harmony Media shot videos of his speeches and distributed them to general public and also to Global Broadcast Corporation (in Dubai) for broadcast on Naik’s Peace TV the agency said The charge sheet also said that Naik?

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