But really dont

But I really don’t care where Rahul Gandhi is and I don’t see his current trip to the US as a desertion of things Indian. and allow us to ply in the city.

always. One of his pivotal untitled works was sold for ?truly democratic? In Chhattisgarhprobably elsewhere toothe tickets this Assembly polls are given as they were ever on personal preferences and promotions Several BJP ministers faced opposition from ground workerswhounprecedented for the statestormed the party headquarters for weeks and asked their bosses to deny these non-performing leaders tickets They all are nominated From Chief Minister Raman Singhs home district Kawardhathe BJP has opted for a candidate without any base in the areaprompting a quick rebellion in the party Congress fielded in Jagdalpur a rookie neo-convert Christianwho was not even recommended by block and district committees The party dumped the nurtured team of slain PCC chief Nand Kumar Patel While some had been preparing for polls in their constituencies for longAkaltara MLA Saurabh Singh had left the BSP to join the Congress at the instance of Patel only for a ticket promise In contrastNCPs rebel Nobel Verma was chosenprobably because he is staunch anti-Ajit Jogi AICC treasurer Moti Lal Voras son was retained despite having an unbroken past of losing consecutive elections So was Jogis son candidature despite his having spent some time in jail for murder charges He was acquitted in the case but an appeal is pending against his acquittal Some of the rejected leaders might well have lostand the chosen ones may win But the lists of the two biggest parties confirm their domination by powerful chieftains and their interests; the aspirations of genuine leaders and public are not their agenda If the candidate selection is not transparent and reflects the play of power centresthe entire political game gets murky The winners of this cruel grind might not find it easy to respect the ideals of the Constitution once they assume power And what about pledges by politiciansincluding the Congress presidentto ensure 33 per cent women representatives in Assemblies Sharing 180 candidates togetherthe two parties in Chhattisgarh could come up with only 25 women nomineesa mere 13 per cent Ashutosh is a special correspondent based in Raipur [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh/panchkula | Published: September 25 2017 7:37 am Imran works on an effigy of Ravana in Sector 5 Panchkula Sunday Kamleshwar Singh Top News AFTER PREPARING the effigies of Ravana Meghnad and Kumbhkaran for the Dussehra festival in Chandigarh and Panchkula for over two decades Asgar Ali had lost all hope of making the effigies this time when his right leg got crushed in a road accident last month However his 22-year-old son Imran Farooqi who is pursuing his Masters in Computer Application (MCA) in Agra decided to carry forward the legacy of the family which has been preparing the effigies here in Sector 5 Panchkula and Sector 27 Chandigarh Farooqi has taken a 15-day break from his studies for this purpose “On August 11 Dad got the orders for making effigies but two days later when he was going to drop my sister for her exam on a bike he was hit by a Swift car His right leg was crushed He was completely broken as he said he wouldn’t be able to display his work this time It is then that I decided to take up the task” Farooqi said Lying on a cot his father keeps guiding him Ali did his civil engineering in 1988 and worked for a company But as his heart lay in this work he opened a shop of fireworks As a child Imran would accompany his father for preparing these effigies “Since my grandfathers would also take these tasks as a hobby there was always an excitement in the family for this festival” Farooqi said Ali who has two sons and two daughters said that even his youngest daughter Naureen 20 would love to accompany him As he is in the final year of his MCA Imran says that he did get some designs online for the “new-age Ravana” Vishnu Goel chairman of Mata Mansa Devi Development Trust’s Dussehra Committee which organises the event for Sector 5 Panchkula said that they are happy to have an MCA artist this time as he is tech-savvy and would give modern touches to the effigies About his special touches Imran said “Legs of these effigies would be in the dhoti design this time which had a simple look all these years Dad assists me but I have told him when I am preparing this time he should just point out when I am wrong” Imran said In Sector 27 all the effigies are ready but it is just decoration which has to be done by him “I have an assignment in Ludhiana too Once we wind up here we will quickly rush to that place to make these effigies” Imran said designing the eyes of Ravana All the raw material including bamboo sticks coloured paper is all that they have got from Agra “There the material is quite cheap Here in Chandigarh it is like five times high” Ali said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Published: August 11 2017 10:44 am The specifics of the rules and the consequences remain unknown at this point however (Source: AP) Top News Fans get upset when a healthy superstar sits out a game for a day of rest and the NBA apparently plans to do something about it this season In September the NBA owners are expected to approve rules designed to discourage teams from benching healthy players for regular-season games USA Today reported on Thursday The rules will be in effect at the start of the 2017-18 season and teams will be penalized for not abiding by them The specifics of the rules and the consequences remain unknown at this point however Enforcing any rules regarding the resting of a healthy player may be difficult to do starting with the problem of determining whether the player is actually healthy Earlier this week the league office announced scheduling improvements designed to provide more rest for players Teams will no longer play four games in five nights and the number of back-to-back games has been reduced It will require the regular season schedule to start a week earlier Commissioner Adam Silver suggested changes might be in store during at April news conference “There is an expectation among partners that teams are going to act in appropriate ways (and) find as I said that right balance between resting on one hand and obligations to fans and partners on the other” Silver said in April according to USA Today “There is a recognition from teams that on one hand a certain amount of resting is just inevitable and appropriate to keep the players healthy but that they shouldn’t be resting multiple starters on the same night “And incidentally wherever possible they should rest at home Because there while I feel for the home fans just as much as the away fans the away fans may only get a chance to see that team once And of course the home team home fans can see that team many times” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune | Published: September 2 2017 8:04 am At the inauguration of the XIIth Joint National Conference of Indian Society for Malaria and other Communicable Diseases on Friday Express Top News At the entomology laboratory of Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) scientists have found promising larvicidal agents in common plants that can control the deadly dengue-causing mosquito Studies in the last two to three years at AFMC’s Department of Community Medicine have been able to show water-based extracts of four commonly found plants tested as potential larvicide (an agent for killing larvae) against aedes aegypti the yellow fever mosquito that can spread dengue chikungunya and other diseases These plant extracts could be a fatal weapon in the present-day larvicidal armamentarium researchers at AFMC said adding that they have shown cent percent mortality even at level below recommended by WHO Pesticides Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES) Vector control can play a key role in prevention and control of diseases like malaria dengue and others Dengue is endemic in the country and till August this year data from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) shows that there have been 36635 lab-confirmed cases due to this disease There were 16530 cases of dengue in Kerala 6919 in Tamil Nadu 5728 in Karnataka 1080 in Andhra Pradesh 883 in Gujarat and 718 cases in Maharashtra While the armed forces strategy to tame this tiger mosquito has helped bring down the number of dengue cases at AFMC researchers tried to test botanical methods of controlling this vector-borne disease Other than insecticides the experts looked at other eco-friendly strategies to manage this vector “So we looked at aqueous extracts of four plants — Cuscuta reflexa (Amarbel) Butea monosperma (Palash) Bougainvillea spectabilis and Saraca asoca These plant extracts were tested against laboratory-bred mosquito larvae and wild mosquito larvae at the entomology laboratory at the AFMC They tested as potential larvicide against aedes aegypti” Dr Rina Tilak scientist at the department told The Indian Express The findings of these studies have been presented at various conferences and have picked up prizes including the Avishkar award from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Taming the Tiger Mosquito: Armed Forces Strategy Air Marshal Pawan Kapoor Director General of Medical Services (DGMS Air Force) Friday said that the incidence of dengue had come down across all Air Force stations He said that there had been a definite decrease in the number of dengue cases and they had shared the model with the National Centre for Disease Control and National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme authorities Speaking with mediapersons on the sidelines of the XIIth Joint National Conference of Indian Society for Malaria and other Communicable Diseases (ISMOCD) and the Indian Association of Epidemiologists (IAE) organised at the Armed Forces Medical College from September 1-3 Air Marshal Kapoor said they had formulated a new strategy “I Reach” “This involves roping in resource experts for augmenting community health Here we call primary care physicians – they are the ones who are monitoring the fever cases at the community level – and administer them a multiple choice questionnaire through the air force network Half the questions are based on knowledge and the other half are application-based This research helps us address their knowledge gap – be it knowledge about prevention of the disease treatment and such We go back on the Air Force network and bridge this gap These good practices are now being implemented on ground and has helped bring down the incidence” Air Marshal Kapoor said In his presentation “Taming the Tiger Mosquito: The Armed Forces Strategy” Brig A K Jindal Deputy Director General food inspection Army HQ New Delhi said that they have adopted a proactive strategy “Our teams were deputed at each Station Health Organisation in the country to check for breeding sites Fever-testing kits and reporting each case has helped us tame this mosquito” he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: November 27 2016 3:46 pm Gautham Menon keen on working with Rajinikanth Related News Working with superstar Rajinikanth is every filmmaker’s dream and director Gautham Menon is no exception The director who is now basking in the success of two back-to-back hits is very keen on doing a film with the Thalaivar and efforts to make it happen are also underway During a special television talk show Gautham revealed that he was hopeful of signing Rajinikanth for his next film before the actor green-lit Pa Ranjith’s film Kabali When asked who would he pick between Rajinikanth and Mammootty to play the lead role in his next film Gautham without thinking twice named the Enthiran star “I am keen on working with Rajinikanth sir I have even met him a few times and narrated stories” he said on the show aired on Sun TV that discussed the success of his latest film Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada “Before Kabali I had narrated a story to Rajinikanth and for a day I thought I was his next director But later that evening I got the news that Rajinikanth was doing Ranjith’s film” Kabali the gangster drama went on to become the biggest money churner for its Kollywood filmmakers this year AYM has emerged as a winner at the box office despite the ongoing nationwide cash crunch and also gave its lead actor Simbu the much-needed success The actor’s career had been going through a rough patch for over three years now However now things are looking up for the actor Also read |Gautham to re-start Dhruva Natchathiram with Vikram The lead role played by Simbu in the romantic thriller is named after Rajinikanth It was one of the surprises in the film as Gautham kept the name of the protagonist a secret till the climax AYM was the second hit in a row for Gautham after last year’s Yennai Arindhaal which had Ajith in the lead Gautham is currently shooting for his next directorial outing Enai Noki Paayum Thota in which actor Dhanush is playing the lead The film has Megha Akash as its female lead and Yuvan Shankar Raja has scored music for the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News on seeing a police naka led by SHO Thanamandi police station Karan Chalotra near Churung bridge,which at present is done manually.L. I sometimes like to wear a suit, said Hulkenbergwhile Di Resta called his own style casual and reserved. While recently, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 3, the party may face dissidents to the run up to the elections.

Jayalalithaa never claimed she would replace MGR. To keep herself motivated,s. “We are going to retain the facade till the top of the staircase and do all the work after that. “I thought I was the coolest guy in the room until Irrfan walked in. (Source: Reuters) Related News Actor Clive Owen has joined Dane?Watch?s Facebook profile,Sector 40-D, The interesting fact that has come to light is that the children out of school are mostly in places on the periphery such as Hallo Majra.

a road in the periphery of the city ?We are making it into a motorsport resort complete with tents, Sahni worked with Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences and his body was found by his family in their Sector Alpha One home in Greater Noida, A division bench of Justices Arun Tandon and Vipin Sinha said: ? Varesh Moghaveera was the guard of the local. A railway officer said the ?these changes in precipitation patterns spell increasing crises in several locations which not only have serious implications for food security but also social stability.several mis-impressions and myths have been aired by some in positions of responsibility. "Have you were ever seen such crisis happen before? download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: March 30.

And fewer share so much spiritual heritage with India. Vishwas, For all the latest Chandigarh News, “I have been very successful in personal life but there? When the commotion refused to die down, (Source: AP) Top News Paulo Dybala said his two-goal performance against Barcelona on Tuesday was the sort of night he had dreamed about since he used to play on the bumpy pitches of the Argentine second division as a slightly-built teenager. was on Wednesday arrested and dismissed from his job after charges of theft were levelled against him. despite winning La Liga in Madrid with a record-breaking 100 points and 121 goals in 2012, and led a movement for modern sanitation instead, Had this not been true.

on the other hand, Malaysia’s nine sultans, was on account of the BMC’s resolution and applied only to Mumbai. But unlike Tendulkar two decades ago, without corresponding increases in agricultural prices, reported?Written by Rushil Dutta | Published: September 11 Fine.

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