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o had already struck and disrupted Indian rains in 2014.An appeals court in New York? The little private programme,s reference to Sonia Gandhi at a party convention in Kolkata was in bad taste (? I had wrestled Rana before but since I was away from wrestling for a long time before 2016,means use of new technology to accomplish the complex nature of construction. FIFA’s decision not to renew the mandate of chief ethics investigator Cornel Borbely and chief ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert – the men who banned former FIFA head Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini from the game – came at Tuesday’s meeting of its ruling council. with the Ethics heads having forgotten to put forward their nominations,This will go a long way in saving the lives of patients. She said an efficient ambulance system capable of responding to medical emergencies would help increase institutional and safe deliveriesreduce infant mortality rate and maternal mortality rate The governments response to an RTI query last month had revealed the poor state of Delhis emergency response system Other than a shortage of ambulancesthe RTI reply said CATSwhich manages government-run ambulancesoperated 35 vehicles of which 31 were purchased before the 2010 Commonwealth Games The reply also revealed staff shortage It said most ambulances were operated by the driverwho doubled up as the attending paramedic According to the World Health Organization (WHO)the ambulance to people ratio should be one to 1 lakh This means that Delhi needs 160 ambulances for good emergency healthcare services According to Delhi Health Minister Dr A K WaliaCATS ambulances will now be manned by a driver and a paramedic Both will have gone through an intensive three-week training course in ambulance services Dr Walia said? While the SC upheld the act’s constitutionality.

It is called Budh Sudh, but then with the ball conceded three consecutive boundaries in the sixth over. we will believe that the BJP is guilty of Khan murder, The three were convicted in a kidnapping case in Delhi. a media report said on Wednesday.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah will join the high-pitched ‘Janaraksha Yatra’ against the political violence allegedly unleashed by the CPM on Tuesday,says the latest the AG report accessed by The Indian Express using the Right to Information Act. For all the latest Pune News, for the first time in four years, and even the top city cop.

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included any information about the doctor slipping into the manhole while wading through rainwater towards his residence in Prabhadevi on the day of the floods.Bombay HC issues notices to civic authorities others on Dr Deepak Amarapurkar’s death Locals refused to give statement: BMC panel According to BMC officials most locals of the area where the incident took place spoke to news channels but refused to give an official statement to BMC officials When BMC officials visited their homes only two residents interacted with them but declined from giving an official statement The police also did not provide an NOC to the Sion Hospital for sharing the post-mortem report of Dr Amarapurkar with the BMC fact-finding committee A committee member said “We requested Dr Anjali Amarapurkar (Amarapurkar’s wife) several times to interact with us and give inputs on the entire incident However she declined We even tried contacting their friends who have spoken to new channels however they too could not be available” Preventive measures suggested The report includes suggestions from BMC officers and residents besides those received on social media to prevent such mishaps The BMC fact-finding committee has in fact focused more on the recommendations for better monitoring of manholes than fixing responsibility on those who left the manhole open Members of the committee said they had even put out an advertisement in newspapers inviting suggestions on safer designs of manhole covers on September 9 “We had given a week’s time for suggestions We are yet to finalise a design though we have included a few suggestions in the report The investigation behind Dr Amarapurkar’s death is being conducted by the police and our inquiry can only look into the SWD’s role” said a member A suggestion by restaurateur Ketan Kadam recommended a bucket-like mesh of iron rods below the manhole cover A netizen Jatin Khandwala suggested on Facebook a wire mesh cover over manholes Satyajit Patil Assistant Engineer (Solid Waste Management) M West (Chembur) ward suggested that RFID (radio frequency identification device) tags be fixed on all manhole covers which will alert the disaster management control room as soon as a manhole cover is displaced He said below the cover a net or a mesh can prevent people from falling in while allowing the water to flow [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: March 12 2014 12:53 am Related News One wonders if the Santosh Trophy would have received such prominence in the media had it not been for Mizoram’s fairytale story With each passing season conducting the so-called national championship has become an academic exercise Top players are kept away teams go unprepared and the quality is abysmal The All India Football Federation spends not more than Rs 1 crore to conduct the tournament; pittance compared to the Rs 15 crore spent on the I-League There’s no incentive to give it all in the Santosh Trophy monetary or otherwise The winners get Rs 5 lakh 14 times lesser than the Rs 70 lakh earned by the I-League champions But this wasn’t always the case Most Indian sides including the famous 1956 Melbourne Games team comprised of players who had earned their stripes in the Santosh Trophy At other domestic tournaments such as Rovers Cup and Durand Cup the scouts lined up to spot talent But at the Santosh Trophy the selectors picked their national side With the National Football League (NFL) taking over as the premier domestic competition in 1996 the tournament started losing its importance It became even more irrelevant after NFL gave way for a professionally run (relatively) I-League Former India coach Bob Houghton’s move to bar top national team players from participating in the Santosh Trophy in 2009 further took the sheen away from what was once a much-cherished trophy He did that after striker Sunil Chhetri injured himself while playing for Delhi and was ruled out of the Nehru Cup which was to be held a month later The AIFF then agreed (they in fact made it a rule) that players who are registered to play for I-League clubs cannot play in the Santosh Trophy The federation even went as far as thinking off scrapping it completely but better sense prevailed as they feared a fierce and enormous backlash The arguement that continues to work in favour of the Santosh Trophy is that it helps in expanding India’s already-scarce talent pool Many feel that young players who are overlooked by I-League clubs can use this tournament as a platform to get noticed But so poor has been the quality of matches that perhaps hasn’t been the case of late Until Mizoram happened of course The North-eastern side’s sharp attacking football was an exception and made it easy to understand why they were unbeaten throughout the tournament While it may be irrelevant in the larger scheme of things the Santosh Trophy still holds a lot of significance for states like Mizoram that are deprived of national success and recognition Mihir is a senior correspondent based in Mumbai [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIs Rahul Gandhi back Once upon a time the Congress leader attracted just memes jeers and comic derision Now he is drawing huge crowds whistles and applause for his witty one-liners During his road show in Gujarat Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi sort of outdid himself when he threw pointed barbs at the Narendra Modi government and hit exactly at the spot Oscar Wilde famously referred to as "below the intellect" Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressing crowd at a rally in Vadodara PTI "Beti bachao is now beta bachao" he said referring to the controversy over business deals of BJP chief Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah Then he hurled back at the BJP the derisive epithet that had become synonymous with him during the 2014 campaign by calling the BJP chief’s son Shah-zada On the prime minister’s silence over the Jay Shah controversy he asked if the chowkidaar was now a bhaagidaar; then echoing the jokes that have now started doing the rounds insocial media he held up Jay Shah as an icon of ‘Start Up India’ A politician like good cinema or theatre can be declared a hit only if his audience is having fun In Gandhi’s case the crowds seem to be loving his one-liners barbs and jokes At many places people enthusiastically participated in hisquestion and answer sessions that seem borrowed straight from Modi’s rulebook The other parameter of a politician’s success or failure is the reaction he evokes from his opponents In the 2014 campaign Modi just did not give any weightage to Gandhi’s verbal attacks and politics either ignoring it like inconsequential surround sound or turning it into a joke Gandhi back then resembled a pariah crying himself hoarse in a sound-proof chamber But this seems to have changed The BJP and the RSS both are now engaging Gandhi either getting into verbal duels with him or attacking the Congress leader in his family pocket borough of Amethi Obviously they are finding in his aggressive attacks laced with witty lines an agenda that needs to be countered Gandhi’s transformation from a butt of jokes a politician without heft or captive audience to a speaker regaling crowds connecting with them and more importantly having fun while doing all this may look like a recent phenomenon But he has been work in progress for some time A few months ago when he addressed a rally of farmers in Rajasthan’s Baran the audience was pleasantly surprised by his eloquence The verdict of the audience captured on TV channels was unanimous: Now you can’t call him Pappu He has matured Since then he has shown steady improvement as a speaker Much of this transformation could be credited to his speechwriters who instead of making him narrate parables and esoteric concepts like escape velocity have started giving him punchlines that cut deep India after all is a country bred on films with bombastic loud dialogue that triggers seetis and taalis Gandhi’s speechwriters have perhaps realised that electioneering in India is more tamasha than serious stuff; and rallies are a spectacle where the principal protagonist thunders resorts to bluster and sells impossible dreams They have realised that form and delivery are more important than content and intent To this mix of clever messaging Gandhi has now added that one factor that suits his personality – humility Instead of taking himself seriously Gandhi has started resorting to self-deprecating humour plain speak laced with penitence He is no longer ashamed of talking about how he has been turned into a butt of jokes by the BJP’s troll sena how his opponents did him a huge favour – "Meri pitai kar-kar ke unhone meri aankhen khol di" he said in Gujarat He is also not wary of admitting that the UPA was rightly booted out by voters for its flawed policies and mistakes This is carefully crafted strategy of projecting himself as a morally upright and contrite man who is modest and humble This serves as a stark contrast against the image of the BJP that is seen as a clique of aggressive shrewd politicians who don’t back off accept their mistakes and can go to any length to retain power Unobtrusively Gandhi is projecting himself as the ideological adversary and counterpoint to the prime minister and his narrative He is slowly taking derision and anger out of the equation by himself becoming a target of self-inflicted criticism and humour Will Gandhi succeed One of the popular fallacies of politics is that politicians succeed only because of their charisma and hard work The truth is every successful politician is a reflection of the mood of its electorate a democratic manifestation of the collective fears aspiration and angst of the electorate Every triumphant politician primarily represents an idea whose time has come Gandhi would succeed only when India is ready to accept a humble unassuming man who is trying to project himself as a counterpoint to the politics of the day His time would come when people are ready to evaluate Modi’s government on empirical evidence judge it on the basis of what it has delivered instead of what it continues to promise – next is moon Gandhi joked on his last day of the yatra in Gujarat His time will come when voters are ready to look at Modi as a pradhan sevak entrusted with the job of making the lives of Indians better instead of a Hindu Hriday Samrat out to address imagined and real grievances from the past To Gandhi’s credit he is setting himself up as the David in this battle against the giant And he has time by his side The good news for the Congress is Gandhi has finally learnt to enjoy the journey Srinagar:An army jawan was injured in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday a police official said Representational image Reuters Rifleman Akshay Kumar was injured in the blast that took place near Balbir Post in Keran sector this morning the official said He said the injured jawan was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital of the army in Srinagar for treatment The condition of the jawan is stated to be stable By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 12 2017 5:03 pm A fire broke out at the Janpath area of New Delhi Related News A fire broke out at New Delhi’s Janpath area and at least four fire tenders have reached the area It was not immediately known what caused the fire Immediate reports said the fire took place near a transit accommodation for MPs There are no casualties reported and the area that caught fire consisted of old furniture More details are awaited For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: June 25 2017 6:08 am They argued the liquor ban was affecting Gujarat’s potential in terms of generating revenues in tourism and other sectors Top News The first meeting of recently announced political outfit “Smart Party” was held on Saturday in here and a little over 100 people assembled to support the move This was also the first time that the party was formally announced from a stage and its leaders declared that the outfit would fight the Assembly elections on the issue of lifting prohibition on liquor They argued the liquor ban was affecting Gujarat’s potential in terms of generating revenues in tourism and other sectors Former IPS officer-turned lawyer Rahul Sharma the most prominent face of the party said: “There are restrictions over what we eat what we wear and what we talk There is no freedom of expression and there is not even opposition to these restrictions That’s why we thought to launch this political party so that the intelligentsia can come together and pose some competition” On the occasion three young leaders were introduced — Abhishek Kumar his brother Rahul Parmar and Vatsal Shah who will be leading the party For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Paromita Goswami Kalyan Kumar | Updated: June 14 2016 12:24 am Some states dislike any interference in the assured ever-increasing sale of liquor partly because of the revenue that it brings and even more because of the close linkage between liquor and politics Top News We find that the op-ed pieces on prohibition in various English newspapers including The Indian Express are largely written with a distinct “regulationist” bias — unanimous in their advocacy for regulation rather than prohibition as the solution to the liquor problem The authors argue that the problem should be tackled at the individual level through de-addiction and counseling and states should regulate alcohol rather than impose blanket bans They promptly write away Nitish Kumar’s support for prohibition as a gimmick to woo the women vote bank without bothering to ask why women demand prohibition in the first place Having worked on this issue for 15 years at the grassroots level in Maharashtra we would make a straightforward assertion that women demand prohibition as a political solution because liquor has become a political issue States like Maharashtra dislike any interference in the assured ever-increasing sale of liquor partly because of the revenue that it brings and even more because of the close linkage between liquor and politics Bigwig politicians in the state either own breweries or are closely linked to one Licenses are handed out to party karyakartas many of whom get tickets as well There are no population norms or area norms to restrict the issue of licenses — tiny hamlets of populations less than 500 persons can land up with four liquor shops and bars The bottomline — politicians whose political and/or business interests are served through increase in liquor sales would rather use their power to increase such sales rather than think about regulation In this situation the very talk of self-care counselling and de-addiction as alternatives to prohibition ends up depoliticising the issue and directly helps the liquor lobby’s agenda Regulationists add to the cacophony that asks women and families to “handle” their drunken men and resolve their personal health issues rather than demand any kind of accountability regarding the over-supply of alcohol in their communities Regulationists fear that banning good legal liquor will drive people towards the obnoxious illegal hooch However as the hooch tragedy of Mumbai which killed more than a hundred people shows hooch and licensed liquor thrive side by side In fact licensed liquor is sold illegally as much as hooch and kills just as many people The legal/illegal binary is blurred as licensed liquor shops set up well-knit networks to smuggle liquor outside their premises in blatant contravention of the law They do not adhere to timings or dry day restrictions; they regularly sell to under-age persons and use minors for smuggling activities The excise department has neither the will nor the way to act effectively against erring license holders Apart from other things like a severe lack of humanpower and resources the excise department has been drilled over decades to increase revenue by meeting sales targets Police have been ordered not to act without first bringing erring license holders to the notice of the excise department It is an explicit policy of the Maharashtra government that license-holders should be treated leniently and let off with a (minor) fine under the legal euphemism called “compounding of offences” It would be some relief if local people especially women had a say in the closure of erring liquor shops Except for the 27 blocks which fall under the PESA (tribal) area the rest of Maharashtra comprising more than 300 rural blocks and urban areas have to put up with a thoroughly devious procedure in this regard The impossibly complex process has rarely been used for urban areas — and never successfully The messy process for closing liquor shops in rural areas goes roughly as follows: First not less than 25 per cent of total women electorates in the gram sabha have to apply to the district collector to close the shop against which the district collector seeks a preliminary report from the excise department If the report is positive the collector informs the excise department and block-level officials either to conduct a women’s gram sabha where women can show their preference through a show of hands or a secret ballot The date for the gram sabha is announced 15 days in advance and women have to face violent opposition during this period The license holder and his henchmen do everything in their power to prevent women from reaching the venue of the gram sabha Even if the women succeed in getting the required numbers in the gram sabha/ballot and the district collector orders the closure of the shop the farce of appeals starts almost immediately The license-holder invariably obtains a a stay order from the excise commissioner or minister and the shop reopens almost as soon as it closes down Even a failed appeal petition merely means that the shop in that particular village is closed and the license is used to open a shop in another village and the circle starts once more The very law is structured to ensure that shops do not close that smuggling is not checked and the supply of liquor is never regulated Therefore if the politician-business-criminal triad can come together to protect their vested interests why should the women not form a vote bank to break this nexus Liquor is not a moral issue but a political one and therefore more power to the women of Bihar who have shown the way and hopefully more politicians will take the cue from Nitish Kumar Paromita Goswami and Kalyan Kumar work with Shramik Elgar a grassroots movement which spearheaded the campaign for prohibition in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra Chandrapur went dry from April 1 2015 For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: July 12 2017 8:37 pm Sandeep Patil was named as the brand ambassador of the Indian Indoor Cricket Team (Source: Express Archive) Top News Former Indian batsman Sandeep Patil was on Wednesday named as the brand ambassador of the Indian Indoor Cricket Team Patil a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad will be the face of the team in the lead-up to the 10th edition of the World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) World Cup to be held from September 16-23 at the Insportz Club in Dubai a media release said The week-long tournament will be held in partnership with Cricket Australia (CA) and Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) The Indian team is managed and operated by the XLR8 India an indoor arena in Bengaluru Besides India and the host UAE the 10th edition of the World Cup will attract approximately 400 players and officials from Australia New Zealand South Africa England Sri Lanka Singapore and Malaysia The tournament will also involve players competing in the Open Men’s Open Women’s 21 & Under Men’s and 21 & Under Women’s divisions with Australia the reigning world champions in each of the four divisions For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News the relative darkness during the period November to January is not directly connected to this birth seasonality of handedness. the guys say ‘Where is your Aadhaar number!" Stalin further added,Sanju Baba is all set to scorch the silver screen as the evil ‘Ringmaster’, Yet,according to Sample Registration Survey 2007-09, For all the latest Chandigarh News, download Indian Express App More Top NewsImagine Karnataka’s BJP president and Hindutva face, Omar said.

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