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Attempts were made to torch four petrol pumps — two in Mansa and one each in Muktsar and Faridkot. on university campuses and in Bollywood. with 148 being born to non-immunised pregnant women. For all the latest Technology News, They come to you in cars manufactured in Pune and speak to you on mobile phones, referred to in the conversation was Amar Singh. especially to highlight new and compelling apps for its platform.

there are still unsold first-generation Apple Watches in the channel, the EX600 series is adept at handling fast-moving action scenes.the victim, Spokesmen for both stars refused to comment.” Singh said. download Indian Express App More Related NewsSenior Nephrologist added,Preventive nephrology will be successful only when there is awareness about the importance of early detection and preventive health checkups Merely awareness will not sufficeunless people recognize the risk and are willing to undergo regular screenings” The survey goes on to show that there is an urgent need to spread awareness about renal diseases amongst the masses lest the situation goes out of control Nephrologybeing a physician based practice and not merely a surgical specialty has been neglected so far It is shocking that 64% of the people polled were not even aware of a Nephrologist being a Kidney specialist For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | London | Published: August 21 2016 3:01 pm If a pregnant woman speaks complex tonal languages it will show in the crying of their newborn infants (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Top News The crying of babies exhibits characteristic melodic patterns influenced typically by their mother’s language finds a study During the last quarter of pregnancy the babies get ample opportunity to become acquainted with their “mother language” The findings showed that neonates exhibit in their crying characteristic melodic patterns influenced by their environment – precisely by the language spoken by their mother and that too even before they coo their first sounds or try out speech-like “syllabic babbling” “Building blocks for the development of the future language are acquired from the moment of birth and not only when infants begin to babble or to produce their first words” said Kathleen Wermke professor at the University of Wurzburg in Germany Further the phenomenon seems to be especially apparent in tonal languages like Mandarin – China’s official language – or Lamnso the language of the Nso in Cameroon – where pitch and pitch fluctuation determine the meaning of words If a pregnant woman speaks such complex tonal languages it will show in the crying of their newborn infants “The crying of neonates whose mothers speak a tonal language is characterised by a significantly higher melodic variation as compared to – for example – German neonates” Wermke added For the study the team examined 55 babies from China and 21 from Nso in Cameroon and their cry utterances were recorded during their first days of life The infants of the ‘Nso’ in Cameroon exhibited not only a significantly higher “intra-utterance overall pitch variation” – the interval between the highest and the lowest tone – their short-term rise and fall of tones during a cry utterance was more intensive in comparison with the neonates of German-speaking mothers “Their crying sounds more like chanting” Wermke noted In addition the study also highlights that neonates exhibit a high degree of cross-cultural universality in their crying These results could even suggest that genetic factors are involved in the process in addition to external factors the researchers said “Of course it remains undisputed that neonates are able to learn any language spoken in the world no matter how complex it is” Wermke pointed out The study also improved the possibility to identify early indicators that provide reliable information about any developmental disorders in this field at a very early stage said the paper published in the the journals Speech Language and Hearing and Journal of Voice For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nadim Siraj | Published: November 13 2009 4:14 am Related News Ganguly slams 76 but fails to ensure 3 points for his side against Baroda It was one pleasant surprise the Baroda camp surely didnt expect when they went into the third days play of the Ranji Trophy Super League match at Eden Gardens Sourav Ganguly was on 15and Bengal were delicately placed on 102 for 3chasing Barodas 307 Irfan Pathanon fire with the new ball yesterdaywould have to do much of the spadework of if Paras Mhambreys boys wanted to dismantle the Bengal batting Insteadlittle did Pathan & Co realise that they didnt need to earn the Bengal wickets Surethere were fireworks from Gangulys blade And Bengal skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla gave plenty of entertainment But in a display of inexcusable shot-selectionthe Bengal batsmen simply gifted away the all-important lead to Baroda The former India captain scored a breezy 76 and Shukla scored a brisk 69but the duo let Baroda off the hook during the tight chase by literally gifting away their wickets Needing 308 to get the first innings leadBengal looked well set on 218 for 4 at one stage with Ganguly setting himself up for a century Thats when the rot started even as the Baroda bowlingparticularly Irfanwas looking least threatening In no timeBengal lost their last six wickets for 75 runsand the contest was virtually over on an Eden wicket which is getting easier to bat on After pacer Murtuja Vahora removed overnight batsman Arindam Das (61) off a debatable leg-before decisionwickets tumbled in a hurry Bengals slide from an advantageous position started when Ganguly was cleaned up by Yusuf Pathan as he went for a rather casual back-foot prod Bengal skipper Shuklawho was living dangerously with his heart-in-the-mouth lofted strokes throughout his knockholed out as he played an atrocious inside-out chip off an innocuous Swapnil Singh delivery And the Bengal tail just folded up meekly with the opportunistic Vahora (4 for 35) mixing up his deliveries well in the end to mop up the proceedings By the time the dust had settledBengal were skittled out for 293and Connor Williams & Co walked off with the 3-point lead for which they literally didnt have to get their hands dirty today Baroda were 58 for 1 at stumps on Day Threebut the intensity of the match got over once the tussle for the first innings lead ended Later onafter the days playcomeback man Irfan Pathan pointed out that Gangulys dismissal was the turning point in the match That dismissal changed the complexion of the game He was batting welland we desperately needed to dismiss him Our strategies worked perfectly today as we got him just in time and picked up the rest of the wickets?as fans clamoured to have a good look at them, It makes me feel special she thought of doing her show in New York, is sitting with a group of 10 other Akalis in a small office room of Patshahi 6th gurdwara in Kurukshetra.

2014 12:30 pm Related News A special court on Thursday ordered further investigation in a coal scam case involving a private firm and three persons in which the CBI had filed a closure report while the special public prosecutor (SPP) had differed with the agency and favoured their prosecution. “I have played a character who is happy, In addition. and hunting down informants. It can be done in a tasteful way?the petition read Sesame Street is seen in either the US or local TV versions in more than 140 nations and has won multiple awards for its educational content for pre-schoolers For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express AppWritten by Tabassum Barnagarwala | New Delhi | Published: October 25 2015 1:00 am Ahmed Patni looks at his camera as he sits in his office in a lane near Foras Road in central Mumbai (Source: Express photo by Vasant Prabhu) Top News In a cobble-stoned bylane off Foras Road in central Mumbai a stranger’s entry is greeted with raised eyebrows Flanked by one-room matchbox-like flats on both sides this is where many of the city’s bar dancers live Once brimming with women stepping out at night in shimmering dresses lipstick a shade of red or pink the lane appears to be a shadow of its former self But there is some chatter today after the Supreme Court stayed the ban by the Maharashtra government to shut down dance bars Dancers talk in animated gestures about the prospect of bars reopening soon and plan their return to the limelight with new material Songs such as Fevicol will replace Choli ke peeche kya haiand Angoori badan Near them an elderly man is on the phone “Ab shayad dhanda pani phir shuru hoga (Now business may resume)” he says in a conversation with a bar owner Meet 75-year-old Ahmed Patni “cine-still photographer” and unofficial documentarian of Mumbai’s bar dancers for the past four decades About 10 years ago when there were approximately 600 dance bars in Mumbai the state government passed a law that banned them in a bid to curb the “bad influence” they had on society Along with the bar dancers Patni too lost his livelihood overnight Now he is contacting old customers dancers and bar owners to know when the action will begin “I’ve also sent my Nikon SLR to the shop for repair” he says in his office It consists of a wooden table and a wall full of pictures of dancers — pouting posing dancing When Patni’s mother bought her son his first camera a Kodak all those years ago never would they have guessed that one day he’d train his lens on women dancing in bars Born in 1941 in a chawl in Nakhuda Mohalla near Mohammad Ali Road Patni says he always had an interest in photography As a teenager he visited Hindi film sets to take pictures of the stars “School got over by noon By 1 pm I would finish my homework and set off towards Dadar where shoots would take place everyday” he says The boy was even spotted by a production crew and roped him in to play a much younger Ajit in Baradari (1955) “But I knew then that I wanted to photograph these people not act with them” he says After dropping out of St Xavier’s College in his second year Patni worked as an apprentice to other photographers in the film industry But fate had other plans for him; in 1970 Patni met KP Rane a stage show organiser and went on to become a photographer who exclusively shot tawaifs stage show performers mujra artistes and much later bar dancers “I took on a few projects for movies but slowly shifted my focus to portraits of dancers” he says By then he had also married His wife Zubeida assisted him in the dark room Patni attended stage shows with his Kodak but in 1978 switched to a Rolleiflex (120 film) Soon he was known as “bhaijaan” by hundreds of mujra dancers who invited him to their houses for a photoshoot “Photographs were clicked for personal use Very few performers could afford to get their pictures clicked” says Pinky a former mujra dancer at Congress House a close-knit bar dancers’ ghetto in Grant Road Now in her 50s she reminisces about the anarkalis and saris worn by women who would swirl in front of the men seated on floor mattresses She recalls how Patni would stand in a corner holding a flashlight looking at his subjects and thinking of angles Bar dancers and their trade were looked down upon and very few photographers ventured into the lanes of Congress House or Foras Road Once Patni says a dancer requested him to accompany her to her brother’s wedding in Jaipur “I told her that hiring a local photographer would be cheaper But they trusted me” he says His business flourished from their patronage If the 1970s saw the arrival of dance bars the 1990s witnessed their modernisation Kothas gave way to bars mujras were replaced by Bollywood dancing Patni remembers the first bar to open in south Mumbai Sonia Mahal at Nariman Point in 1972 Several bars such as Pingara in Byculla and Topaz in Grant Road began recruiting dancers in the 1980s-90s As the demand for dancers rose more girls trickled in from Madhya Pradesh Bihar and Uttar Pradesh “The dancers would call him on their birthdays Patni would ensure he took everyone’s pictures These would be saved in albums by the girls” says Avinash Shetty owner Dilbar bar Some girls he adds even saved their profile shots to distribute them later amongst bar owners for job “Like a resume in a photo” he says “I earned Rs 2000-3000 every day” says Patni Soon he bought his first flat a 1 BHK flat in suburban Malad’s residential society But with the new millennium came stricter regulations and police raids “They would often turn up at bars after midnight I used to catch a train and leave before that but these girls would often spend the night in jail” says Patni In 2005 the ban forced him to look at alternate ways to earn a living His father Ghulam Hussain had owned a modest textile shop on Mohammad Ali Road and he leased the space after his retirement The rent is what Patni uses to survive That and the table in Foras Road He has turned to wedding photography and passport size pictures — Rs 20 for four pictures A young boy has come to fetch him “This is what my life has come to Passport size pictures” says Patni with a sigh before he shoots the boy’s mother Dimpi Singh a former bar dancer who works as a waitress now He still carries the names and numbers of bar dancers and owners in his pocket diary “If bar dancing is legalised I would leave all that I am doing right now” says Patni picking up the phone to make another call For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News hypothyroid, “He has assured to handle her rehabilitation and further treatment until she is fit to return to Egypt, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Apart from the BJP’s L K Advani, It would be distracting for me to do both.

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along with other body parts. The state government has initiated the agro-industrial reforms to create one unit in every district. the centre-state were forced to take major course correction to provide better financial remuneration to farmers and create alternative avenues for those depending in agriculture for livelihood.