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This lovely historic farmhouse, The explosion follows a grenade blast in front of Singh’s residence on August 10 for which the People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak-Progressive (PREPAK-P) had claimed responsibility.but in return does not do any welfare work for the locals, Based on the interrogation so far, “Yes, if the environment is volatile,which was wrong, the Daily Express quoted her as saying Brown was sentenced to five years of probationsix months of community service and one year of domestic violence counselling in August (09) as a result of the attack For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New York | Updated: January 24 2017 7:09 pm WhatsApp has denied the reports published by Guardian that encrypted messages on its platform can be read or intercepted saying it has a design to ensure messages do not get lost in transit (Source: Twitter/File) Top News Mounting pressure on the Guardian newspaper a group of 30 security researchers have co-signed an open letter asking the paper to retract its story that claimed encrypted messages on WhatsApp can be intercepted as the mobile messaging service contained a ‘backdoor’ “Unfortunately your story was the equivalent of putting ‘Vaccines Kill People’ in a blaring headline over a poorly contextualised piece” TechCrunch quoted Zeynep Tufekci an academic who organised the open letter as saying Watch What Else is Making News The letter refutes the Guardian’s assertions saying they are “very concretely endangering people” “My alarm is from observing what’s actually been happening since the publication of this story and years of experience in these areas You never should have reported on such a crucial issue without interviewing a wide range of experts” Tufekci added The Gurdian recently reported that a security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages had been found within its WhatsApp messaging service The security issue was detected by Tobias Boelter a cryptography and security researcher “We are aware of Zeynep Tufekci’s open letter and have offered her the chance to write a response for the Guardian This offer remains open and we continue to welcome debate” the Guardian told TechCrunch in a reply The co-signatories of the letter include cryptographer Bruce Schneier The Tor Project’s Isis Lovecruft security researcher Thaddeus T ‘Grugq’ Mozilla’s Katherine McKinley the Open Crypto Audit Project’s Kenneth White and security researcher and author Jonathan Zdiarski Arguing that the intercept vulnerability in how WhatsApp handles key retransmission was a small and unlikely threat the letter said: “WhatsApp’s behaviour around key exchange for unread when phone or SIM cards are changed is an acceptable trade-off if the priority is message reliability” WhatsApp has denied the reports that encrypted messages on its platform can be read or intercepted saying it has a design decision relating to message delivery with new keys being generated for offline users in order to ensure messages do not get lost in transit WhatsApp said that it does not give governments a ‘backdoor’ into its systems and would fight any government request to create one For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: May 31 2009 4:05 am Related News Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Vikram Singh conducted a surprise inspection at two police stations in Lucknow during the Thana Diwas proceedings on Saturday A constable on sentry duty was suspended at the Ghazipur police station while a recommendation was made to the Lucknow District Magistrate to initiate action against the tehsil employees found absent at the Hussainganj police station The constable was suspended because he was not found alert on duty and was chewing tobacco as the DGP questioned himaccording to the police The DGP examined the documents and routine proceedings at the police stations and issued directives to the IG and DIG of Lucknow to probe into the irregularities found in the police files For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 20 2017 7:02 pm People from far away places have been flocking to the small town making a beeline to the shore to see the mesmerising sight (Source: AP) Top News All roads leads to Canada’s coastal town Ferryland No really A town with reportedly a population of just about 500 is now hosting visitors from across the world thanks to a giant iceberg that has come floating onto the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador making it a sight of a lifetime to set one’s eyes upon According to CTV News while it is common for Arctic icebergs to appear on the shore during the summers thus even giving the area the name “iceberg alley” Adrian Kavanangh the coastal town’s mayor has called this huge iceberg the biggest one Reportedly its height falls easily anywhere between 151ft and 200ft ALSO READ |Travelling to Leh-Ladakh Think sustainable With this people from everywhere have began to flock to the small town making a beeline to the shore to see the mesmerising sight Here are some of the photos that are garnering attention on social media Localites said how localites and tourists made way to the shore to click pictures of the iceberg all through Easter weekend “Good Friday it was pretty busy but Sunday it was really blocked out there too” Don Costello a resident of Newfoundland just off Ferryland was quoted saying by CBC Although the humongous chunk of ice does’t seem to be drifting or melting away in the near future residents said how it has moved slightly and even fallen apart a bit ALSO READ |It’s an orca Last killer whale is born at a SeaWorld park With the iceberg at Ferryland being a crowd-puller there were in fact cars and carsof visitors lined up waiting to catch a glimpse of the fascinating sight Watch the video here According to a CNN report Kaelam Power had gone mountain biking along the Newfoundland coast and was not any less mesmerised by the iceberg and said it was powerful “You hear the waves crashing against the water line From time to time you may hear a cracking or banging sound” Power was quoted saying For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: October 30 2009 5:51 am Related News The BJPwhich has won the Kolasla Assembly seat thriceis facing an unusual problem in the bypoll this time There are complaints that party candidate Ajay Singh has been spending a lot of time in Mumbaiwhere he has business interestsat a time when electioneering is in full swing for the November 7 bypolls Sources said the party has now asked Singh to camp in the constituency until the election is over and meet workers and voters regularly A party leader said since DiwaliSingh has attended just one public meetingand he is available in the constituency only for a day or two in a week District BJP president Rakesh Singh Algu said? A local BJP worker.
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She also won the Best National Costume sub-contest,the civic administration had ordered the five mills to stop work and subsequently had taken possession of 15, with a plunging neckline and silver gota border, On the first day,taxi drivers? the uniform must have gone for washing, said leader of the taxi unionalso seen chit-chatting with unauthorised taxi driverswho ran away soon as Newsline questioned their presence For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Udaipur | Published: June 7 2011 4:08 pm Related News He has already starred in four Bollywood productions including ‘Aisha’ and ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’but actor Arunoday Singh said movie offers don’t come to him and he still needs to hunt for work The 27-year-old actorwho made his Bollywood debut with ‘Sikandar’said that acting in movies by Anil Kapoor and Sudhir Mishra hasn’t changed anything for him as he still has to audition for roles “Aisha and Yeh Saali Zindagi has brought me recognition but it’s not that I have a lot of offers coming in I have to audition for roles and hunt for work” said Arunoday Arunoday said he is waiting for that phase in his career when would work at his own pace and be in control of the project he is a part ofjust like actor-director Farhan Akhtar “I want to be someone like Farhan Akhtar and make a movie when I likeact in itcompose music and then relax for a while until the next one “Waiting and asking for roles is very annoyingthe wait seems to be very long I want to be in that position where you can create a project and its all in your control” said the actorwho is currently shooting for Ishraq Shah’s political thriller ‘Ek Bura Aadmi’ in Udaipur The film also stars Kitu Gidwani and Raghubir Yadav “It is a political thriller It’s a very strong script and I said yes to it because I liked the energy of the director I play a muslim boy who has a passion to do something and can go to any extent to achieve it” Arunoday said The hunky actorwho has reportedly bagged Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming project ‘Heroine’ starring Aishwarya Raiis confident that he has what it takes to be at the top and wants to do influential cinema which would leave an impact on the audience “I want to do one memorable moviewhich people remembera film which influences the audience I know I can do itit will take time but it will happen” he said Arunoday comes from a political backgroundhis grandfather Arjun Singh was the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and his father Ajay Singh is a senior Congress leader from the state When asked why he did not choose politics as his professionArunodoy said”I am not interested in politics and acting is my forte” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: January 24 2016 3:21 pm In the room this morning the January sun is a generous presence It streams in through the windows and holds the few possessions in a warm embrace: a bed in the corner a large table stacked with books a chair a few cupboards and a sturdy potted vine that has trailed all across the wall It is a small space more a narrow long corridor but for its 81-year-old inhabitant this little room is an everywhere For 30-odd years now Ruskin Bond has gazed upon the world — the unchanging hills the shape-shifting sky the bird on the windowsill and the eagle soaring high — from this windswept room in Ivy Cottage Landour and invited them into his books In the beginning too was a room on the roof — a barsaati in the Old Station canteen in the Dehradun of 1950s where he lived with his mother and stepfather It had a window looking on to a bottlebrush tree and a litchi orchard and he could see as far as the foothills of the Himalayas He had just finished school at Bishop Cotton Shimla and he wanted to be a writer “‘Don’t be silly go join the army’ my mother said…I didn’t know anyone in school or anyone of my age who wanted to be a writer They all probably thought I was a nutcase” he says A few months later the 17-year-old young man was in Jersey Channel Islands England in pursuit of his ambition He had no money he had not been to college but he wrote even as he worked through soulless jobs — first in Jersey and then in London Bitterly homesick for the sights and sounds of India for its trees and birds he began converting a journal he had kept the year before in Dehra into a novel The Room on the Roof the novel he wrote when he was 17 and published when he was 20 has had a long cherished life — 2016 marks 60 years of its publication six decades of writing for India’s most popular and beloved author The Room on the Roof is a novel of friendship as well as contemplation attentive to nature and pervaded by a sense of loss and transience Set in the years just after India’s Independence its starting point is the rebellion of Rusty a young British boy who walks out of the white quarter of the town and crosses over into the bazaar “I was a very intense person at the time Perhaps that is what gave the book a longer lease of life — the intensity of a young man just out of adolescence writing about his own adolescence Friends would often say I was too old for my age I am now not as serious I take things very lightly now As I grow older life seems to me to be more ridiculous” he says as we chat in a living room crammed with books Ruskin Bond has been a gentle colossus of the Indian publishing scene for so many years now that one often forgets the audacity of ambition that went into his first literary success The author looks back with fondness on that young man in London working by day as an accounts clerk for a salary of 6 a week and hammering out a novel by night “Looking back on it I was brave” he says but refusing to make much of it “It was difficult to break in…But you could approach a publisher directly they were ready to consider books even by young/new writers Nowadays you have to go through an agent in the UK and the US” he says His first editor was the legendary Diana Athill who worked with Andre Deutsch the independent publishing firm that had agreed to take his book up Athill suggested that he convert the first-person novel into a third-person narrative and fictionalise it further In a letter written in 2002 to the writer Ganesh Saili Bond’s friend and biographer Athill recalls being struck by the teenager’s resolve “I had read The Room on the Roof…and been charmed by it but not till I met him did I realise how young he was how alone he was and how he had no money at all but what he earned And the combination of courage and common sense which had brought him to England…seemed to me to be quite heroic” she wrote The hills of Mussoorie have been home to the author since 1963 (Photos: Ravi Kanojia/ Indian Express) Those rooms that he lived in — in Belsize Park Haverstock Hill Tooting — were little more than dispiriting garrets “It was lonely for a young man who didn’t know anyone I did make friends some Indian students who had been in school with me Even so you came home late in the evening and you were alone Diana Athill had me over for dinner sometimes and she would do the cooking I responded by taking her to a couple of Indian restaurants and made her eat paan once which she didn’t appreciate at all” he says with a chuckle Despite Deutsch showing an interest in his book it would be quite a while before Bond earned any money from it Tired of waiting for them to pay an advance in August 1953 he sent off a miffed letter asking them to publish it or return his manuscript He also mailed back a cheque for 2 shillings 6 pence for any expense they might have incurred “I do not ask any favours I only want business” he wrote “That was wicked of me But I used to fight with publishers from the very beginning I still do I might have been intimidated to begin with but once I got to know them I wasn’t intimidated at all” he says The letter worked and Bond was richer by 50 the standard advance those days Three years in Britain had made it clear to him that he did not belong that he needed to be among the friends and foliage he had left behind In the spring of 1955 he sailed to India on the SS Batory with a suitcase and his typewriter “They kept delaying the publication So I said to hell with it and I came back to India The book appeared in England almost a year after I came back I got six copies of The Room on the Roof in my mail…and that was it Those days there were no book launches or any publicity” he says In 1957 the book won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial prize awarded to a Commonwealth writer under 30 In the 1950s publishers of Indian writing in English barely existed in the country Bond returned to this literary wilderness determined to make a living from writing He took up a room in Astley Hall Dehradun close to the original room on the roof “There was no electricity The owner had not paid the bills for about 10 years and it came to an astronomical sum around Rs 50000 So I used to read and write with a kerosene lamp though I usually finished my writing in the day I still do” he says Bond had stories to tell but who would publish them “There were no publishing houses here or a readership There were lots of magazines and newspapers I would bombard them with stories The best was The Illustrated Weekly” he says The magazine was then edited by an Irishman CR Mandy who had published Bond’s first story when he was 16 Mandy also serialised The Room on the Roof in the The Illustrated Weekly each instalment accompanied by illustrations by Mario Miranda In those two years in Dehradun Bond’s stories were printed in magazines of all kinds from the mainstream to the little-known like Sainik Samachar and Sport and Pastime “ This was before the age of TV So the magazines had something of everything news and fiction For each story they would pay Rs 50” he says Some of his most evocative stories were written in this period — such as The Night Train at Deoli and The Eyes Have It — when he made do with Rs 300 a month Writing has always been a solitary enterprise But at the time it was spectacularly so — there was neither the group-hug of literary festivals nor the promise of publishing advances or the endless oxygen of publicity You could not network if you wished to Some authors did find a way around that “In the Dehradun of the 1950s there was hardly a literary atmosphere It was rare to meet a writer The only writer I met in 1956-57 was at the grocer’s A gentleman came and introduced himself as a writer He was GV Desani who had written a book called All About H Hatterr which I had read He had tracked me down having read me in The Illustrated Weekly He had drawn up a petition putting his own name forward for the Nobel and he wanted me to sign it He was getting other authors to sign it too He got my signature As far as I know he didn’t get the Nobel” says Bond with a twinkle in his eyes From 1958 Ruskin Bond spent five years in Delhi He felt he had to get out if he wanted to keep writing (Photo: Ravi Kanojia/ Indian Express) It was an isolation that continued even when Bond moved to Delhi in 1958 with a job with CARE the American relief agency “In Delhi in the early 1960s there was a small group that used to meet at the Coffee House We had nothing much in common except that we were writers There was Keshav Mallik who was a poet Then there was a chap called…he was so full of himself He wrote a bestseller later called My God Died Young Oh yes Sashti Brata A cocky young fellow” he says He recalls attending the first book fair in Delhi in the 1960s “There were about two stalls it was on an open patch of land near the Regal cinema” he says Having lived through such times he is bemused by the enthusiasm with which people now believe they have a book to write “I meet so many young people who want to be writers even when they have not mastered the language I tell them: don’t you dare write until you have read at least 50 good books” he says In all Bond spent five years in Delhi largely in charge of CARE’s Tibetan relief programme travelling to Darjeeling Shimla Mussoorie Dalhousie Dharamsala and then down south to Bylakuppe Karnataka Even though he was earning well — Rs 700 a month — he remembers it as a lean period in his writing life “I had dried up a bit Maybe it was just Delhi I was also fed up because CARE had put me in charge of their publicity I wanted to do my own writing And I thought the best way to do it was to get out of Delhi” he says In the 1960s Mussoorie was a small town where everyone walked and where the rumble of wheels was not often heard It was a cluster of a few villages—Jharipani Barlowganj Happy Valley Library and Landour — where residents kept to themselves Ganesh Saili was a student at a local college in 1967 when he heard of a white man who had settled in the town to do the strangest thing: write “So I thought let me meet this mysterious man” recalls the photographer-writer He headed to Maplewood Lodge a cottage in the middle of a forest near the Wynberg-Allen School where Bond grew daisies by the hillside and went on long walks It was the beginning of a friendship that has lasted till today Bond had arrived in the hill station in 1963 a struggling writer with meagre means “One reason I came here is that you could live in Mussoorie very cheaply then Which is no longer the case I had a four-room cottage for a rent of Rs 450 per annum” he says Bond had always been drawn to nature having spent his childhood in Jamnagar and his grandmother’s sprawling garden in Dehradun “Books made me more receptive to nature I liked authors who brought in natural backgrounds considerably like HE Bates and Thoreau” he says But it was the eight-nine years that he spent in Maplewood Lodge that made his love for nature as immovable as the deodars that line the Mussoorie hills “The closeness to nature grew stronger when I came to live in the hills I would go off to find lonely places explore the streams I had my little place of power It was a knoll with a lonely pine tree on it It is still there on the next hill I can see it from my window I would go off on my own and sit there and feel in charge of everything” he says It was a productive period and a lot of his early children’s stories were written while in the house In the 1970s for a while he also edited a magazine Imprint from his home “I was always ready to do something take up a job for instance when the going got tough But as soon as I could I returned to my independent state” he says The publishing scene would change significantly when Penguin India set up shop in 1987 Rupa too moved from being a distribution agent to being a publisher Prospects began to look up for Bond “Although over the years books had not been published in India I had written hundreds of stories So when Penguin came along they had all this backlog of stories to turn into collections There was no shortage of material” he says One of the first Bond books it re-issued was The Room on the Roof published along with its sequel The Vagrants in the Valley The Room on the Roof is a chronicle of a Dehradun irretrievably lost It was a verdant town filled with litchi and mango groves tea gardens and basmati fields; where time went by slowly and friendships were formed with ease The road from Clock Tower to Rajpur was lined with trees and stately bungalows; the East Canal flowed with fresh water from the Himalayas Like any other city racing to welcome development it is now stuck in long traffic jams that will not disappear however much the roads are widened In a lane behind Orient Cinema was the room on the roof where young Ruskin began the journal that would become his novel It was a couple of houses scattered amid a large mango grove It is now a neighbourhood packed with prosaic nursing homes and doctors’ clinics A little distance away on Old Survey Road gracious old bungalows are making way for the new Till a few years ago Bond’s grandmother’s house — 6 Old Survey Road where he spent hours as a child watching Dukhi the gardener tend to plants— had stood its ground “It was a nice bungalow not a very ornate one It had a lot of space A flower garden in front and an orchard in the back Now it’s vanished” says the author A search for the remnants of the house leads to Dr Ajeet Gairola’s residence His rooftop offers a view of the once sprawling plot It has been carved up into eight houses — only a smattering of trees remain Up in the hills in his retreat in Landour Bond says he has seen nature change His beloved cosmos does not grow wild any more; nor does he hear the thrush sing often “It is as if there is something in the air that resists them now” he says A child of a broken home Bond once wrote of the restlessness he felt as a young man as he searched for a semblance of emotional stability His mother Edith Clerke born to an old British family living in India had walked out of her marriage with Aubrey Alexander Bond a teacher who went on to become an intelligence officer with the RAF Edith married a Punjabi businessman leaving seven-year-old Ruskin shattered The pith of his emotional life was his relationship with his father His fondest memories are of a year and a half he spent with his father in Delhi during WWII moving from camp site to rented houses “I was happy to be out of school He would take me to the pictures in the evening We lived quite close to Connaught Place We would go to old cinemas bookshops and record shops I was on my own as a child quite a lot I was left to my devices I’d scribble a bit make long lists of books or films I had seen I would keep myself amused and look forward to him coming home” he says Bond has revisited his father’s death several times in his writing Over the years he says he has also come to understand his mother better “As a small boy I resented a stepfather and having to adjust to a new family She had four children after me As I got older I came to understand her difficulties She had a rough life too She and my stepfather didn’t break up but they were always in financial trouble She had to surmount them sometimes on her own When they moved to Delhi she had developed cancer She was 52 when she died” he says It was in the hills that he found not just the freedom to live life on his own terms but also companionship and love In the 1970s he adopted a family — Prem a young man who came to work for him at Maplewood Lodge stayed on with his wife and children “Once I moved up to the hills I knew I was going to live here And when this family grew up around me it anchored me” he says The elements of Bond’s life have remained the same: a spare room and a window; a mind attentive to the minutiae of life one that has resisted material aggrandizement The best of his writing is an ode to the intimate and the unhurried; it eschews the grand narrative to find beauty in a pebble on the shore a flower growing wild; in the music of encounters in small towns like Deoli and Shamli Shahjahanpur and Landour He is a much-loved writer of solitude in a country teeming with people A writer who walked away from the bright lights of the city and yet found fame and recognition A writer in whose work an older India survives as an idyll — even if it crumbles away in the present He is perhaps not a writer you turn to when faced with the savagery of the world But return you will For “when all the wars are over a butterfly will still be beautiful”Written by Vatsala Mamgain | Published: March 13 2016 1:20 am Picture used for representational purposes Top News When my grandparents got old they could count on having at least one adult child living with them full time to help them cope Not so with my parents Given that neither I nor my siblings could move to the town they live in and they had absolutely no intention of moving in with any of us they have had to make do with the next best thing to a child living at home — a wi-fi connection and a Skype accountOver the past eight-10 years as our parents grew older and more frail my sisters and I have bumbled through the journey of looking after them from afar Here are some truths about the wonderful yet heartbreaking process of parenting the parents that I’ve learnt along the way: Getting old sucks but it sure beats the alternative which is dying tragically young All of us whose parents are now old and frail are incredibly blessed to have had them for so long There are three roads that inevitably converge in the lonely woods of your life They are called ageing parents(yours) young children (yours) and approaching middle age (also yours) The only way you will be able to handle this convergence is through a healthy dose of optimism panic cluelessness and immoderate amounts of alcohol There isn’t a day when you are declared officially ready and grown up enough to actually look after your parents You will fall accidentally into parenting them — one day you will be heading to their home to drink beer with your father and eat your mother’s excellent biryani and then the next day that will seem like a dream from someone else’s life A stage will come when you will be talking to the family and the doctors about the best care for them and you will realise people expect you to have all the answers You won’t You might not even know the questions The terrifying truth is that there is no single correct answer The saving grace is that there are no absolutely wrong answers either As they grow older parents will lock and double lock everything The keys from one locked cupboard will be placed in another under the stack of shawls The shawl cupboard will also be locked and the keys from that will be placed in the box in which every wire from every electrical appliance that has ever entered their home for the past 60 years is kept What this means is that if your mother forgets her handkerchief you will have to wait for 12 minutes while the protocol to unlock and then re-lock and double lock Fort Knox kicks in Do not roll your eyes at them and talk about how they have nothing to steal One day you might inherit the only surviving cable in the world connecting a VCR to a TV and some mad collector will pay you millions for it And then how happy you will be that it was always double locked to safety If you look closely you will realise that your parents have not thrown away anything since 1975 The best way to deal with this is to not look too closely Your parents will inevitably combine the nobility of Mahatma Gandhi with the fascist tendencies of the dictator of a tinpot African country when dealing with their staff Hand out tips liberally to people who look after them whether you believe they deserve it or not (They do) Parents are incredibly generous so handing out wodges of their hard-earned cash to you or their grandchildren will come easy to them But this generosity will coexist with the urge to save money in every other way — my mother has steadfastly refused to buy calendars since 1967 To my eternal mortification she has harangued the manager of Punjab National Bank to give them to her for free (“My husband has had an account with you since 1954 surely we deserve a few calendars…”) If either of your parents develop dementia enter their world they are no longer capable of entering yours So if they ask you the same thing seven times in one afternoon answer them seven times Saying “I just told you how could you forget” is the exact same thing as saying “I told you not to have pneumonia three times and you’ve still got it” There will always be a sibling in America who will have an expert opinion and a contrary treatment protocol on whatever ails your parents When the urge to throttle said sibling overtakes you think of George or Amal Clooney or whoever rocks your boat There will inevitably be talk of poop — colour consistency shape and form will all be feverishly discussed The older they get the more obsessed they get with it Just a heads up Finally it will always come down to making choices And if you ever have to choose between being efficient and being kind to your ageing parents pick kindness every time And when in doubt about what to do next or even your ability to parent your parents remember this most excellent advice from the Beatles “All you need is love” Because it’s true Because it’s true Vatsala Mamgain is a glutton cook runner tree lover shopper reader and talker For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News With a dark palette, this technology can also be used for many other types of fine motor activities such as bathing, WATCH |? which is expected to be stormy with the Opposition up in arms against the ruling party over the controversies involving Vyapam scam and allegations raised by Lalit Modi.
A panicked administration has registered a case of murder against five policemen,” the source said. and Rohrabacher 24 years." In his statement, The process of inspecting calamity-affected areas has never been so fast, Almost 800 acres of land here is under grape cultivation, each player draws a line down the center of his or her road. Try these ideas: Use your imagination and see how many ways you and your child can explore letters. Jaica, news agency PTI reported.The court framed charges against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders in the case after they pleaded not guilty All of them sought trial in the case whose next hearing is set to take place on May 20 On Friday the Delhi High Court hadgranted suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad exemption from appearing before a trial court inthe case The DDCA and cricketer-turned-politician Chetan Chauhan had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Azad Earlier in March veteran lawyer and formerBJP leader Ram Jethmalani had cross-examined Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Jethmalani was representing Arvind Kejriwal and asked 52 questions to the Finance Minister The eminent lawyer said that the lawsuit on defamation filed by Jaitley was “unfounded” and should be dismissed Earlier this week on Tuesday Arvind Kejriwal was granted bail by a Delhi court in the case The chief minister had appeared in court afterMetropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra insisted on his presence Kejriwal had sought dropping of proceedings against him Jaitley has sought compensation of Rs 10 crore from Kejriwal and others for allegedly issuing false and defamatory statements against him and his family in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) while he was its president between 2000 and 2013 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News
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seeking Chaturvedi’s removal though Harsh Vardhan had downplayed it. 2014 2:31 am Related News When Dr Harsh Vardhan shared the stage with PM Narendra Modi at the valedictory session of the 6th World Ayurveda Congress at Pragati Maidan, This homeowner did so by making this sun drenched deck cantilevered off the back of the house, of which 24 per cent of the total procedures were performed at government hospitals, it should not be too harsh which results in accused becoming a hardcore criminal, Representational file image. Top News Taking a stern view of a man making obscene gestures at a woman a Delhi court has sent an accused to jail observing that not punishing the “lawless indecent behaviour” would encourage such acts The court sentenced the man a Delhi resident to month-long rigorous imprisonment but did not order any compensation after the 25-year-old victim chose to forgive him “In the present case the accused exhibited his private parts to the complainant with the intention that same be seen by her and thereby he has insulted modesty of a woman…The indecent act of the accused shows that he has no fear of law during broad daylight “In my view if such incidents showing lawless indecent behaviour go unpunished it would encourage people to emulate the said obscene act done by the convict herein” Metropolitan Magistrate Ashok Kumar said The court said that convict Yoginder does not deserve leniency as it would amount to overlooking gravity of offence while holding him guilty under section 509 (word gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC “The convict does not deserve too much leniency and giving him benefit of probation would be overlooking gravity of the offence I am not in favour of releasing him on probation since the offence pertains to indecency against woman and even plea bargaining is forbidden in such cases” the judge said The court also observed that the purpose of sentencing after conviction is a “balancing act” “On one hand it should be sufficient to deter the accused not to repeat the offence in future and become a good member of society On the other hand punishment should not be too harsh which results in accused becoming a hardcore criminal” it said According to prosecution on February 24 2012 Yoginder made obscene gestures towards the girl when she was waiting for her college bus at a bus stand near Ashram in south Delhi The accused a van driver who used to ferry kids in the same locality stopped in front of her passed lewd comments showed her his private parts and opened the door of his car offering her a lift The girl then rushed back home and informed her parents about the incident after which a complaint was lodged The accused had denied the allegations and claimed he was falsely implicated in the case The court however rejected his claim saying “There is nothing on the record to show that he has been falsely implicated and such indecent act has obviously insulted the modesty of the complainant who was a young girl aged 21 years at the time of incident” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Santosh Singh | Chanka (purnea) | Published: April 18 2017 2:00 am A child takes lessons from sub-inspector Mithilesh Kumar Santosh Singh Top News When Purnea SP Nishant Tiwari reached tribal-dominated Chanka village under Srinagar block a few months ago the locals were apprehensive It was not often that a senior police officer visited Prohibition had given them another reason to fear Chanka which has about 4000 tribals was identified as a hub of manufacture sale and consumption of country liquor However the police did not visit Chanka to conduct raids or arrest liquor traders They had gone with a proposal to open a school for out-of-school-children in the evenings Tribal elders initially did not believe the police but eventually saw merit in the idea Upendra Hansda who has studied till Class 12 offered his verandah and the open space in front of it Thus began “Meri Pathsala” (My School) an initiative of Purnea police to reach out to the community and tackle prohibition “It was more of a psychological and diplomatic move to teach children but indirectly drive home the message of prohibition As we are there in the village twice a week manufacture and sale of liquor have come down drastically” says Tiwari who has started similar schools in three other villages as a pilot project “Besides regular policing pencils can also take us to prohibition” The programme incurs minimum cost he says Once the police start such schools villagers come forward to work as teachers The local inspector or sub-inspector teaches twice a week in the school which runs between 6 pm and 730 pm daily Srinagar police outpost sub-inspector Mithilesh Kumar travels 6 km on his motorcycle from his police station to Meri Pathsala at Chanka village Children aged five to 13 years sit on a mat with their notebooks and slates A whiteboard is placed there by Hansda The teacher for the day Kumar checks the notebooks There is no bar on school-going children attending Meri Pathsala Soni Kumari who studies in Class 7 at the village middle school is asked to write the names of the chief minister and prime minister She does it successfully The others clap for her Younger children learn the Hindi alphabet and numbers “As children of different classes sit together we have to teach them one by one There cannot be common lecture” Kumar says as he watches five-year-old Shubham Kumar writing Hindi letters Shubham is no longer afraid of “police uncle” It is now the turn of Rahul Kumar Tutu 8 to write the names of five flowers He gets some spellings wrong The policeman asks him to revise his task at home The guardians stand at one end and watch Badki Devi says: “This is a very good move Our children discuss school at home” Asked if their husbands had quit drinking Devi says: “Almost They know the police are around Yeh school daru chhudwane ke liye bhi hai (this school also aims at weaning people from drinking)” Her neighbours Munni Devi and Sanjo Devi agree When Munni Devi is asked about domestic violence she says: “They know we have easy access to police” “Husbands know the wives can call the police if they start drinking Donning a uniform is a good experience but being a teacher is no less exhilarating” says Kumar adding that Chanka has not reported any case under the liquor law since the school began Chanka has a primary and middle school but the high school is 6 km away The entire village has less than 15 graduates Village elders Dasrath Marandi Pargan Murmu and Sawan Soren say the locals have got the message of prohibition “These says one cannot find a drunken person in Chanka Six months ago one could see drunken people all around” says Marandi Pargan Murmu a labourer says: “It gives me great happiness to see my grandson attend Meri Pathsala” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 13 2017 9:55 pm In Congress-ruled Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy has accused Bedi of paralysing the administration by making derogatory remarks on social media (File/Photo) Related News Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday took on the Congress over the ongoing tussle between Puducherry’s Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and the elected government Kejriwal suggested that the Congress was applying double standards in treating the tussle between the Lt Governor’s office and the elected government in Delhi where AAP is in power and in Puducherry?
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