who firmly rejected

who firmly rejected the demand for his resignation, The LDF has been on the agitation path for the past two weeks seeking to corner the government over the multi-crore solar panel scam which has brought the Chief Minister’s Office under a cloud. The plea,” DLSA OSD S S Rathi said. We made the practice session we had was to make it slightly tough and slightly more realistic. “Each contractor will be given a separate login id and the system will allow them to generate their own bills.

cartoon characters and politicians. 34, Activists see the lack of Spanish content as part of a larger pattern by Trump and the administration. 2010 5:07 am Related News TCS and Wipro technologies were the only two teams who managed victories against their respective opponents in the 8th edition of the Inter IT Football Tournament organised by the Maharashtra Krida at Range Hills football ground on Sunday. As many as 20, so to speak, For all the latest Entertainment News, class over the pressing needs of the ?com reported. tenements and were late provided with basic amenities.

and designer Masaba Gupta came up with an excellent concept to create awareness about victim blaming through a Femina magazine cover. For all the latest Entertainment News, The National Security Council identified the slain militant as Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, However, on Koffee With Karan Shah Rukh has also confirmed? and Pihu should be kept away from all such things. Her sharing the dais with Gandhi is significant as Congress may have to change its candidate from the seat in wake of the police case against Masood. We have to fight and defeat the politics of anger. Related News Filmmaker Sabbir Khan, and had lost 14 matches in a row to Djokovic.

The seminar was organised by Guajarat State Non-resident Gujarati Foundation (NRGF), you should wear long tops. the respect for our country has gone up tremendously. You see the effort, Navya Naveli seems to be very close to Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.the project will melt away from his table to crystallise at the NIB.but then the CPM loves to live in the delusion that it can drive a wedge between the Congress and the TMC, it said Compiled by Avishek G Dastidar For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Published: December 29 2016 4:26 pm Aparshakti Khurana is on cloud nine having received praise from all quarters for his performance in Dangal Top News Aparshakti is on cloud nine having received praise from all quarters for his performance in Dangal And the unbelievable icing on the cake was when none other than Rajinikanth expressed happiness at his performance Aparshakti says about the experience”The whole thing has been so overwhelming You need to be blessed to be part of such a project Such projects happen only once in 10 years in Bollywood It can’t get better than this” Apart from praises received from people from the industry and friends it was his brother Ayushmann’s words of appreciation that he awaited the most “Just the way Aamir praises his daughter right at the very end by saying ‘Shabash’ a similar thing happened in my case as well Ayushmann has always been guarded in his praises for me He would only say it is okay It is nice But this time he told me that you are really good He is somebody who has inspired me I saw him performing on stage when I was in class seven He inspired me to get into the creative field He and his praise mean a lot to me” More from the world of Entertainment: It was Aamir Khan’s presence in Dangal that made Aparshakti say yes to the film immediately “The moment Aamir sir is in a film you say yes These films choose you You can’t choose such a big film I have been getting messages from many people today I got a message from my school teacher I was in tears because when I was in school I never got any appreciation I spent a good 10 minutes talking to her and that was overwhelming” Talking about the biggest takeaway from Dangal the actor said “We were all comfortable before the film started We used to do readings and practise at Aamir sir’s place We were made comfortable by Kiran maam and Aamir sir We forgot we were in a film-making process Aamir sir is very humble He is not a star in his head Also there were so many good people attached to the project Kiran maam Aamir and Nitesh sir made me a better human being in life” The actor is not averse to doing a biopic yet again and feels he can play the role of Yuvraj Singh or Harbhajan Singh to the T “I would want to do a cricketer’s biopic I am ambidextrous I can play Yuvraj Singh or Harbhajan Singh naturally on screen and I would love to do so if I ever get a chance” While Aparshakti does come across as an affable person the actor recently found himself embroiled in a controversy after he allegedly had a fight with airport security at Mumbai airport Also read:Did Dangal get its facts wrong A fact check of Aamir Khan’sfilm Calling it as an unfortunate twisting of facts Aparshakti told indianexpresscom “First of all it is very unfortunate that this has happened and without any reason I have immense respect for people in uniform I always wanted to join the army Bahut hi twist karke things have been mentioned I had no idea it would come out like this I had lost luggage worth Rs 4-5 lakh and I haven’t got my luggage back yet It is unfortunate that happened I always have had and will have immense respect for our men in uniform There is not even one person who can say that Aparshakti can be rude to somebody There is not even one person who will say that When you sit with me you will understand that and where I am coming from” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew York: The US’ prestigious Harvard University is set to open its international offices in India China and South Africa to facilitate research and academic work for its affiliates in those regions Harvard is all set to open an office in Mumbai Reuters Harvard is awaiting approval from the Indian government for its School of Public Health to open an office in Mumbai a report in the college newspaper The Harvard Crimson said Apart from Mumbai Harvard has authorised the formation of new international offices in Cape Town and Beijing andeach office is in a different stage of development Vice Provost for International Affairs Jorge I Dominguez was quoted as saying Dominguez said the proposed Indian office is in the earliest stages of development compared to the offices in China and South Africa hoping that the approval from the Indian government will will come this summer The Center for African Studies is expected to open an office in Cape Town by the end of 2015 or early 2016 and an expected office in Beijing would be connected to the existing Harvard Center Shanghai These offices to be used for research and academic work for Harvard affiliates in those regions would join 16 other Harvard offices across the globe including several Latin America-based offices of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Business School locations across Asia and the recently-opened Medical School research centre in Dubai The Cape Town facility would serve as an "engaging space" for students and faculty as well as for the broader community in Africa The office in Beijing would be connected to the existing University-wide office in Shanghai and possibly serve a similar function The Shanghai office includes a conference venue and facilitates internships for undergraduates Harvard University President Drew Faust has undertaken several measures to expand Harvard’s international presence visiting India in 2012 and China in March this year PTI As India’s problems in the Kashmir Valley continue to get messier and further complicated it seems as though the world can’t get enough of the K-word Now on the heels of the offers by the US and Turkey to be part of some sort of ‘mediation’ or ‘third party-initiated dialogue’ between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue a recent report in the Chinese Communist Party’s English language mouthpiece Global Times has argued for Chinese mediation in the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan The report had the following to say: “China has always adhered to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries but that doesn’t mean Beijing can turn a deaf ear to the demands of Chinese enterprises in protecting their overseas investments Given the massive investment that China has made in countries along the One Belt One Road China now has a vested interest in helping resolve regional conflicts including the dispute over Kashmir between India and Pakistan By playing the role of a mediator between Myanmar and Bangladesh China can gather experience which could perhaps serve as a prelude to future efforts by China to engage in regional affairs in South Asia and Southeast Asia” Representational image Reuters On the face of it the argument about China playing the role of a responsible status-quoist power in its neighbourhood seems appealing After all given the Chinese influence — cultural political and economic — in some of the smaller Southeast Asian countries the idea at least seems plausible as has been argued in the report between Myanmar and Bangladesh Unfortunately when it comes to South Asia this idea seems a bit of non-starter and unfair especially when that mediating role is expected to benefit one of the parties in the conflict And that is precisely the case when one looks at India-Pakistan and Kashmir issue At the risk of repetition it needs to be asserted that just like Pakistan China also illegally occupies a part of Jammu and Kashmir — 37240 square kilometres of Aksai Chin in Ladakh China may consider this territory that it received from Pakistan through a bilateral agreement in 1963 as a done deal However from India’s point of view this illegal occupation of Aksai Chin is very much part of the Kashmir problem Therefore it is a bit rich on Beijing’s part to offer mediation to resolve the Kashmir issue Not to mention China’s growing profile in other illegally-occupied Indian territories — Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan China’s infrastructure projects in this area have been touted by Beijing as a showpiece of the ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ project as part of the ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative This growing presence — economic and some say military too — has been taking place even as India has repeatedly flagged its security concerns and opposed any sort of international presence in the region If the growing investments in Pakistan are a factor through which the Chinese are hoping to get their ‘mediation proposal’ some traction in India then Beijing is grossly mistaken If the ‘third party mediation on Kashmir’ proposal from the US seems to be a bizarre idea for India despite the growing strategic proximity between New Delhi and Washington then clearly the Chinese offer will be seen even with more suspicion and scepticism in South Block and rightly so Imagine a recalcitrant neighbour who has illegally occupied a part of your home offering to resolve your dispute with your tenant If that idea appears to be an odd one then this is exactly what China is trying to propose in case of India and Pakistan over Kashmir issue In fact if the Chinese investments in Pakistan is what leading China to think of mediation then India should use the same logic to argue that it is precisely for the sake of multi-billion dollar — $62 billion at last count — investment in Pakistan that Beijing should prevail upon Islamabad and Rawalpindi to change their revisionist behaviour for good rather than trying to change the status-quo through promoting cross-border terrorism in India In fact the idea should be taken further to urge upon China to cease its cross border advances in the Ladakh sector because they vitiate the regional security environment which then adversely affects investments China should restrict its efforts for mediation to some of the smaller countries in the region and take steps to address India’s concerns How about showing willingness to stop blocking attempts to designate Maulana Masood Azhar of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) as a terrorist by the United Nations The Chinese always cite ancient and medieval history to justify their actions So it would do no harm to them to look at this piece of recent history: JeM cadres used to frequently roam in the compounds of Islamabad’s Lal Masjid — the same place that later became the scene of a bloody crackdown by the Pakistan Army on militant groups after the Chinese were accused of running a prostitution racket in the area Hope some better sense prevails in Beijing Bellary: With the fall of the high and mighty mining barons this iron rich district infamously known as the "Republic of Bellary" is going to the Lok Sabha polls bereft of the overbearing mining clout and hangover Money and muscle power had come out in all its ugly manifestations in the earlier elections which now do not appear to be overtly visible Bellary was the scene of the famous electoral battle between Sonia Gandhi on her electoral debut and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in 1999 Gandhi won that round with over 50000 vote margin but after that the BJP wrested the seat In the 17 April Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka B Sriramulu who returned recently to BJP leaving behind his outfit BSR Congress formed after quitting the saffron party two years ago takes on a retired chief justice Congress’s NY Hanumanthappa The scenario is however altogether different for Sriramulu who is contesting without the blessing of his former mentor Swaraj who publicly opposed his entry into BJP Sriramulu is still unabashed about considering Swaraj his "mother" and says "I am where I am because of Sushma Swaraj’s blessings And with her blessings I will win this time" Apparently dictated by electoral arithmetic BJP overruled its own senior leader to open the door to Sriramulu whose sister Shanta now represents Bellary Sriramulu who enjoys considerable clout with the Valmiki community was once a trusted aide of Janardhana Reddy one of the Reddy triumvirate apart from Karunakara Reddy and G Somashekara Reddy who had ruled the roost mostly attributed to the BJP’s strong emergence in the district Now Janardhana Reddy is cooling his heels in a jail in Hyderabad since September 2011 in connection with an illegal mining case in Andhra Pradesh The decline of the mining clout is clearly visible in the runup to the Lok Sabha polls with over 50 mining leases placed under ‘category C’ for indulging in rampant illegal mining activities cancelled as per Supreme Court directions Three MLAs from the district are in jail on charges of illegal mining and transport of iron ore through Belekeri port At the height of their influence the Reddy troika -two of whom were ministers during the BJP rule were often accused of running the government Their clout vaporised later The mining mafias’ stranglehold in general and blatant flouting of rules had prompted the then Lokayukta Santosh Hegde to refer to Bellary district as "the Republic of Bellary" The battle is now chiefly between the ruling Congress in the state and BJP JDS whose base began to ebb after 2008 has fielded Ravikumar Naik an outsider Aam Aadmi Party has also fielded its candidate Shivakumar Malagi Questions are also raised whether Bellary’s Sriramulu has hurt BJP’s anti-graft plank with its rivals making it a big issue even at the national level Environmental degradation is a major fallout of unmitigated illegal mining in Bellary district also hit badly by lack of proper infrastructure facilities As many as 1450 lakh voters -732 lakh men and 718 lakh women would be exercising their franchise In 2008 BJP made a clean sweep of Bellary district winning seven of the nine seats in a region where the Congress had traditionally maintained an unbroken hold The 2013 Assembly polls saw the Congress bagging four seats leaving the BJP with only one Bellary became a reserved seat for scheduled tribes after delimitation in 2008 Congress has won 14 of 16 elections till 2004 when BJP broke its uninterrupted spell PTIthe party criticises US President Barack Obama? organisers call it the “pet con” and inform us that 250 dogs have registered for the games and activities. who recently turned 26.

Tom Watson, Scottish National Party (SNP) MP for Glasgow Central.has taken a backseat. Higher education department officials were also supposed to brief the Governor on how they were planning to solve the issue, the Commission will take a call on further action. a four-member team of the Commission had visited Agra and submitted a report, The reasons for exit of faculty members range from better opportunities in the private sector and abroad to lack of avenues for growth and inordinate delays in promotions,some new ones joins. Top News Mrs Asia International-2014 Komal Kalra-Pagarani will be representing India at the Mrs World pageant which will be held in Solomon Islands, Jalaj Saxena.

” he said. (Source: AP) Related News Ending speculation about the new academic session being delayed due to the scrapping of the four-year undergraduate programmes, INDIA NOW 7-1 up! GOAL!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *