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the Malaysian government announced in 2003 that admissions to the universities would now be by academic records, many of whom are economically much poorer than their counterparts under quotas, he is diplomatic by nature. all of whom belong to the Mahadev Pardhi community. The last instance intensified the police? such as last year’s attack on a Germany-France football fixture, no Pakistan prime minister has ever completed a full five-year term. “I, Once the bids are accepted.

?but not heavily. Also, On party president Uddhav Thackeray ‘s directions,By: AFP | London | Published: August 16” Meanwhile, school lay in another country. As with every other election, 2017 4:29 pm The 27-year-old is confident he can return to action by the end of the year with a more settled approach that his former managers at Crystal Palace had predicted. Some immune mediated disease and some congenital disorders can cause renal failure at a young age. For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by VIDYA PRABHU | Published: June 3 2013 2:31 am Related News A LITTLE over a week agoviewers of the third season of Top Model-Become A Modelthe Polish edition of Tyra Banks popular Americas Next Top Model serieswere in for a surprise For the May 22 episodethe show had its Polish contestants take on the challenge of posing for an India-themed photoshoot by fashion photographer Suresh Natarajan at Mumbais Sanjay Gandhi National Park The models were dressed in bright-hued saris and lehengas designed by some of the countrys leading namesincluding Narendra Kumar and wore heavy jewellery At the pre-finale stage of the showKumar came on board as a member of the juryjoining the likes of host and model Katarzyna SokolowskaPolish fashion photographer Marcin Tyszkasupermodel and actor Joanna Krupa and designer Dawid Wolinski In factKumar is just back from a trip to Polandwhere he appeared on their national breakfast television show and spoke about his experience on the reality show Interestinglythese contestants had also walked the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) this March as part of a tie-up between IMG Reliance and TVNthe main commercial TV station in Poland For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Kolkata | Published: January 15 2016 11:48 am Akshay Kumar said “It’s (Airlift) not about a nation it’s about saving people I hate any kind of nation-bashing in films I don’t like it” Related News Actor Akshay Kumar says he detests nation-bashing in films “It’s (Airlift) not about a nation it’s about saving people I hate any kind of nation-bashing in films I don’t like it” the actor told the media here on Thursday while promoting his forthcoming film “Airlift” Directed by Raja Krishna Menon “Airlift” also stars “The Lunchbox” fame actress Nimrat Kaur Akshay plays a character who had a crucial role in the evacuation of Kuwait-based Indians during the Iraq-Kuwait war in 1990 (Read:Was intimidated to work with Akshay Kumar: Nimrat Kaur) The story of the film is from the point of view of Akshay’s character who helped Indians get airlifted from Kuwait As the poster of the film suggests – 17000 refugees 488 flights 59 days and one man (Also read:Akshay Kumar keen to do a women centric film with Nimrat Kaur Air India entered into Guinness Book of World Records for the civil airline that had evacuated the most people till date Akshay said the pilots of Air India were the biggest heroes “Hats off to them” he added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Kolkata | Published: December 23 2015 12:06 pm Kolkata football giants East Bengal gave lifetime memberships to Shah Rukh Khan Kajol who came to promote ‘Dilwale’?

For all the latest Mumbai News,one day one ward campaign?concerned officers from all departments of the corporation visit the same ward once every 23 days (the city has 23 wards) to review and fix any interdepartmental problem of coordination The municipal commissionerDr Dinesh Brahmbhatt personally oversees the cleanliness drive in the city On certain days of the monthschool students are given the authority to determine the dand (penalty) for dirtying the city In the vegetable market at the newly set up hawkers zonethe customers were proudly showing off their colourful fabric bags and declaring how they were shunning plastic bags The floor of the open market certainly looked very clean The hawkers were taken off the streets and located in a four-walled open plot for a monthly payment of Rs 25 per thela (cart) The hawkers were relieved not to have to pay bribes to operate from the streets and pavements Attached to the open market is a pay and use toilet for public use Typicallythe charge was 50 paise and it has now been raised to Re 1; the toilets are free for women and children In all150 pay and use toilets have been constructedof which nearly 90 are in slumswith special arrangements for children The corporation is also building seven high-end toilets on a BOT basischarging in the range of Rs 2 to Rs 5 for each useand generating revenue through sale of advertisement rights Processing and disposal of solid waste is being handled through a public-private partnership with Hanjer Biotech Energies Pvt Ltd Hanjer was awarded a Build-Operate-Own contract through a negotiated bid in 2003 to set up a waste processing plantthe first of its kind in the country The corporation gave 30 acres of waste-land on lease at Re 1 per square metre to Hanjer in Nakarawadi village22 kms away from the city It has agreed to deliver 300 metric tonnes of garbage to the plant every day and also committed to supply upto two lakh litres of water per day and electricity for the plants operations Construction started in June 2005 and the plant was commissioned in April 2006 Hanjer makes its money by processing the waste The segregation at the plant into drywaste and inert materials is largely automated DailyHanjer produces about 40 tons of organic compost70 tonnes of green or slow burning coal and 25 tonnes of plastic lumps from the 300 metric tons of waste The wet waste (20-30 per cent of the total) is used for making organic compostwhich is sold in the domestic market as well as exported to Oman and Pakistan The dry waste (30-40 per cent of the total) is used for making green coalwhich is sold to nearby ceramic factories and also to the cement industry Plastic lumps made from plastic waste are sold for manufacturing irrigation pipes The recyclable waste (about 3 to 5 per cent of the total) is segregated and also sold A scientific landfill site adjacent to the waste processing plant is under construction by Hanjer and is being paid for by the RMC through funds from JNNURM The site is expected to be completed by March 2011 It includes development of bundslayers of geo-textile and clayand lechate drainsOnly about 10-15 per cent of the total waste in the form of inert material will go into the landfill site RMC shall pay Hanjer Rs 220 per tonne of inert waste going into the sitesubject to a maximum of 20 per cent of the total wastein line with guidelines under the Municipal Solid Waste Rules 2000 The corporation has paid an advance installment of Rs 30 lakh to Hanjerwhich will be adjusted against the filling of the site with the inert materialonce the site is functional beginning March2011Indeed the system of waste disposal can be improved If lease rental could be determined through open competitive biddingthen it should be possible to cover situations even with negative lease rental if the revenue stream does not cover the costsRajkot has shown that remaining clean is a win-win situation Ahluwalia is chair of Icrier and of the high-powered expert committee on urban infrastructure Nair is a consultant to the committee Views are personal [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yamini Lohia | Updated: July 7 2015 5:49 am When the well-meaning justices observe rapes to be offences that “suffocate the breath of life and sully the reputation” they are denying women the full range of rights offered to them by the Constitution Related News The Supreme Court’s decision to term attempts at “mediation” between a rape victim and the person accused or convicted of the crime a “spectacular error” is a welcome corrective to the appalling insensitivity displayed by say the Madras High Court two weeks ago which ordered a round of mediation between a woman who was raped and then became pregnant a decade ago and her rapist apparently because such “disputes” could be resolved with there being “no victor no vanquished” In a context where a rape victim’s ostensibly besmirched honour can only be redeemed if a man marries her even if that man is the one responsible for the loss of said honour in the first place the Supreme Court’s unambiguous recognition that this sort of intervention is “thoroughly and completely sans legal permissibility” is some kind of victory But the language of the judgment is trapped in and perpetuates patriarchal notions of dignity and honour where both are bound up in a woman’s sexuality and her body — a body “which is her own temple” according to the bench of Justices Dipak Misra and PC Pant They speak of how reputation is “the richest jewel one can conceive of in life” and how this “purest treasure” is lost when a woman is raped There can be no compromise or settlement with her rapist because it would be “against her honour” which is “sacrosanct” But this is what the judgment doesn’t say: that the violence done to a woman’s body as abhorrent and traumatic as it is is separate from her honour and her dignity which are an inviolate aspect of her inner self Rape is instead about injury and assault and the powerlessness inherent in the stripping away of a woman’s bodily and sexual autonomy and consent When rape is framed as an attack on a woman’s reputation her dignity and honour it reinforces the notion that her body is the primary repository of individual family community or even national honour — thus also making it the preferred site of punishment of the exercise of dominance of conquest and war Her shame imposed on her by others through this conservative articulation of cultural norms that unfortunately has wide social sanction is a shared shame She is someone’s daughter or sister or mother — her plight is worthy of empathy because of what it means for her (male) relatives not because she is an individual whose agency was brutally removed from her She is a liability until the stain on yes her honour is avenged or bleached away by the benevolence of a man who will deign to marry her granting her social acceptability When the well-meaning justices observe rapes to be offences that “suffocate the breath of life and sully the reputation” they are denying women the full range of rights offered to them by the Constitution It denies them personhood in the most fundamental way because it subtextually reduces them to property Rape means that a woman is deprived of her sovereign right over her own body but a patriarchy bolstered by the use of clauses such as these sees it as a violation only of the socially authorised form of male control over her body’s sexual and reproductive functions — not of her bodily integrity itself The legal judgment implicitly connoted a cultural judgement that regards raped women as dirty impure as damaged goods If her reputation is “sacrosanct” it can only exacerbate the feeling of contamination and desecration a rape survivor might feel as a consequence of being the victim of such an extreme act of subjugation Rape is horrible But the only person who loses honour in its commission is the perpetrator [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Agra | Published: March 4 2017 1:40 am Top News A joint team of state ATS and Agra police on Friday arrested a BSF constable driver for allegedly stealing two carbines and two magazines from a BSF outpost in Cooch Behar district at the Indo-Bangladesh border The accused allegedly told the ATS that he had been annoyed with the authorities for not sanctioning his leaves due to which he had stolen the arms Later he allegedly changed his statement and claimed he stole the arms for money and that he was trying to get in touch with criminals in Agra to sell the carbines As per an ATS official the BSF jawan – Chandrapal Singh hailing from Arsena village in Sikandra area of Agra – had been under surveillance after BSF officials alerted ATS about the theft as he was a key suspect “Chandrapal Singh joined BSF in 2011 Presently he was posted in battalion number 42 at Khetabarkutti border outpost in Dilhata area of Cooch Behar He had taken leave for 30 days starting from February 18 but stayed in Dilhata He went to the outpost at around 130 am on February 19 and after snapping power cables he entered the arms room by opening the locks using a duplicate key He stole two carbines and left” said an ATS official For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: September 21 2012 1:41 pm Related News Director Madhur Bhandarkar has cast his friends and relatives in bit roles in Kareena Kapoor-starrer “Heroine”which hit the theatres today Model-actress Rashmi Nigamwho plays a jealous star wife in the filmsaid the ambience on the sets used to be friendly “Madhur would always sit on the directors seat with a box of dry fruits and keep munching them all through the shoot On the sets you would find every second person a friend or relative of his “I think people are secretly hoping he casts them He is one of the sweetest directors I have met” she said in a statement The film also stars actors Arjun Rampal and Randeep Hooda in prominent roles For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shiv Visvanathan | Updated: January 28 2015 5:35 am A file photo of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman who passed away in Pune on Monday He was 94 (Source: PTI) Related News By:Shiv Visvanathan I came to RK Laxman indirectly My childhood world was the world of RK Narayan his elder brother Narayan had created the wonderful world of Malgudi Not only was Malgudi a magic world Narayan has created my favourite childhood character Swami who was my double The second thing I loved as a child were crows Crows to me were the geniuses of the avian world A crow exuded intelligence; he was a living fable No wonder Aesop could not do without him Crows had the black satiny elegance that made them look like academic dons A congregation of crows always reminded me of academics in convocation gowns I loved their intelligence and what I sensed was a rascally sense of humour I felt parrots were pompous pigeons disgusting and peacocks officious but crows were the true citizens of nature at home anywhere and everywhere For me only one man could draw crows capture their sense of life their everydayness their humour their ability to adjust anywhere and sustain an everyday enthusiasm for life He was Narayan’s brother Laxman Laxman came to me doubly blessed as the illustrator of crows and as the brother of RK Narayan The real history of Laxman begins at The Times of India when the common man was born No cartoon character was as helpless and vulnerable as the common man The only rival would be Charlie Brown The common man looked at the world in silence The only thing that spoke was his spindly body which often folded like a chair in moments of drama His wife was a harridan in control of the world For one silence was a substitute for speech as he looked at the bewildering order of the world; for the other gossip and speech ordered the world They were a brilliant pair One was as garrulous as a fish wife and the other endearing in his silence Yet the common man was survivor commentator spectator to the world called India where every citizen and every politician was a potential caricature Laxman’s creativity was phenomenal It had to be so A whole nation waited every day for his comments One went to work or to school feeling that if the common man could survive the world its travails and eccentricities any citizen could In that sense Laxman’s common man was an Indian rendering of the New Testament: Blessed are the meek they shall inherit the earth The little munshi-like mouse of a man with his unforgettable coat and apology for a moustache probably had the biggest fan following in India Laxman had no sense of bite or acid OV Vijayan was sharper as a political cartoonist and more deeply critical Keshav was quirky and Sudhir Dar of the Hindustan Times often triggered the nonsensical giggle Laxman was gentle Indeed his cartoon even humanised the person who in real life looked like a caricature I am thinking of Indira Gandhi in particular Her patrician parrot’s beak of a nose and trademark hair made her look like a formidable and loveably intolerable aunt who ran a nation His cartoons made each of them loveable and everyday and yet improbable I think he loved each of his creations endowed each with his own loveable gentleness such that no one felt hurt because of his work One felt grateful that one had come alive once more under his magical hands There was a simplicity to the man and yet there was nothing simplistic about him The cartoon reduces a character to its eccentric fundamentals literally reinvents him so that he feels reborn Laxman to quote Oliver Wendell Holmes had the genius to “err on the other side of simplicity” I read in a book the title of which I forget about the UN Secretary General U Thant A cartoonist who loved to dub his characters had called a politician his ferocity a globetrotting athlete his velocity a smart journalist his precocity but when it came to U Thant he called him his simplicity The common man had a touch of U Thant a Buddhist sense of waiting quietly for the world to unfold His admirers today often call Laxman a political cartoonist I always feel that the label was inapt and a misnomer For a Nehruvian like me Shankar’s Weekly was replete with political cartoons Vijayan was political; Laxman just looked at the world and its idiosyncrasies Indeed he socialised and humanised the political endowing it with humour and other life-giving qualities He could make the powerful appear quietly silly and thus convey truth to power Also the common man’s wife conveyed a greater sense of politics and the political than most politicians did To coin a word he robbed politics of its “seriousity” gave it an everydayness He could have turned Jawaharlal Neheru’s rose into a cactus and Nehru would have loved him no less I think every subject of his became an instant fan and collector Instead of banning the cartoon as in recent times the subject wanted to be the proud possessor of it Even Laxman’s gangsters who usually appeared at budget time had a loveable quality like a pair of silly Beagle Boys Laxman’s politics emerged in a deeper subtler more philosophical or ethical way The iconic common man and his stature conveyed the artlessness and helplessness of citizenship of watching the world loyally like a spectator even if half its moves puzzled you The common man never got bored; he always seemed awed and surprised as if he was discovering the world every day Laxman’s impishness came out best in his treatment of science He turned scientists into boys little inventors happy with the largesse of the state Science in his eyes became a quixotic world where scientists remained as puzzled as citizens In looking at the urban world he was a particularly subtle commentator I remember one of his cartoons where a relieved citizen walks happily out of a traffic jam saying “I’ve solved the parking problem I just sold my car” Laxman’s cartoons were everyday miniatures of genius each producing a laugh The archive of these drawings made him one of the great commentators of urban life In that sense Laxman cartoonist extraordinaire was one of the greatest philosophical figures of modern life For him the cartoon had to be life-giving so that life in India could be liveable The writer is a social scientist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 19 2017 3:53 am Top News A day after three persons were arrested in connection with the ATM cash van robbery police said Rs 154 lakh has been recovered from the accused and they were looking for six others involved in the crime On Thursday Rs 15 crore was looted from a cash van in Dharavi The arrested Tamil Nadu residents Sureshkumar Pandurangam and Arumugam Subramani Sherve and Antop Hill resident Kamala Devendra were travelling to Bengaluru in a bus when they were apprehended by the local police “We had information and alerted the Satara police” said Pravin Padwal deputy commissioner of police Zone III When the private bus stopped at Aanewadi toll plaza in Satara the police asked the trio to alight “The money was found in their luggage which they had stored on the overhead rack” said Surayakant Bangar senior inspector Dharavi police station The police found Rs 1542 lakh On Thursday afternoon a cash van with Rs 24 crore had stopped at Mukund Nagar in Dharavi and four persons including an armed guard had taken out Rs 45 lakh to be deposited in a State Bank of India ATM The accused allegedly distracted the driver and walked away with a box containing Rs 15 crore “The accused changed several vehicles before boarding the bus to Bengaluru” Bangar said The police are probing the role of one Kamala Devendra who they suspect provided local help to the other accused For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by KR Meera | Published: July 10 2016 12:00 am Not again: A protest in Mumbai against the April rape-and-murder (Express Photo by Amit chakravarty) Top News Two days ago my 19-year-old asked me a very pertinent question — at what age exactly does our society permit a woman to travel and live alone When I was of her age I had imagined that true freedom would be possible on getting a job — an access to economic freedom — or getting married I was miserably wrong An average Malayali woman’s freedom has nothing to do with age education marital status or economic independence The chains of our society are such that they never rust with time It is indisputable that for a woman Kerala is still a safer place to live in as compared to other states in India But the rate and nature of the violence against women in the state remind us of some shattering truths The first having the highest sex ratio in the country doesn’t guarantee access to public spaces for women The second is that 100 per cent literacy doesn’t ensure awareness of democratic values or even basic human rights And the third is that the male population of our society badly needs a lot of emotional empowerment But certainly the condition has improved in the last two decades As a journalist I see the Suryanelli sex racket case (in which a ninth standard student was trafficked and sold to 41 perpetrators in 40 days in 1996 ) the PE Usha case (in which an educated and employed woman who complained of sexual harassment while travelling in a bus was maligned by her colleagues) the Nalini Netto case (in which a lady IAS officer complained of sexual harassment from a minister) and recently the case in which a Dalit law student in Perumbavoor Ernakulam district was brutally murdered in her house in April as landmark incidents which forced us to openly discuss women’s rights and gender justice After the entry of 24-hour news channels in general and social media in particular the society has become more visibly sensitive towards gender issues Although there is severe bullying of women in the cyber space social media has provided a platform where we hear voices of men women and transgenders alike on issues related to gender and children The role played by social media in bringing the case to light was also commendable Undoubtedly the case in Perumbavoor is among the most gruesome murders to have ever happened in the state It is a case where all three factors — caste class and gender — confluence Happening only a fortnight before the Assembly polls the murder was turned into a political tool too The 29-year-old who was living with her mother in a one-room shack on the bank of a canal in Perumbavoor was murdered in broad daylight Both she and her mother were victims of caste aggression — from verbal abuse to physical assault and socio-economic exclusion After the new government assumed power a migrant labourer from Assam was arrested by the newly assigned team of investigators But the case is still unresolved and the motive unclear In many ways the case is important as study material for those researching on how the oppressed and the poor are treated by the police and society even in a model state The young woman’s death was followed by two more attacks on Dalits — the arrest of two Dalit sisters for the fracas at the party office of the ruling CPM in Kannur and the horrifying incident of ragging of a Dalit nursing student by senior girls in a nursing college in Kalburgi Karnataka In the latter case the student was reportedly forced by the seniors to drink toilet cleaner “to whiten her black skin” Her oesophagus is badly damaged and it will be many months before she can eat food normally It is disturbing that this girl was attacked because of her caste class and colour But it is devastating that she was attacked by women themselves women who have been trained to seek permission for each and every moment of their lives Isn’t it thought-provoking that the parents of the arrested justify their children and claim that they are innocent Isn’t it enraging that our society which denies women and transgender people their basic rights to live travel love and be happy ruthlessly justifies or even encourages abuse insult murder and rape So I tell my daughter — never seek permission And never be apologetic for not seeking permission Be it a man woman or transgender one has to be responsible for one’s life decisions and actions When you stand up for your rights remember that you do not stand up for one woman alone You stand up for all citizens even for those yet to be born The chains of our society do not rust with time They can only be broken from within with conscious and consistent effort KR Meera is a journalist and author most recently of The Gospel of Yudas For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News For all the latest Kolkata News, 2013 2:53 am Related News Rahul With the Haryana State Transport buses refusing to enter Delhi, Dharmpal Singh of Aonla,Pune.Written by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Published: June 26 sell kids when they are nine-10 months old,Team Anna met Anna Hazare, Enter ?

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