This combined with high end checking labs equipped with the latest equipment ensures that the place is build to the global standards of Daimler. For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Shimla | Published: April 24 2012 12:04 am Related News Shimlas state museumlocated barely a few meters from the Viceregal Lodge at an adjacent hillis set to join the list ot the towns most visited landmarks with Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal dedicating a newly built Rs 5-crore block to showcase rare miniature paintingstribal and Buddhist art The three-storey blockdesigned in accordance to hill architecturewill also get a cafeteria proposed to be run by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Till nowonly 20000 tourists used to visit the museum every day Now after addition of the new block and a lot of innovations introduced by the Department of LanguageArt and Culturethe place will become a must visit site for tourists? The new block offers space for showcasing new art works and conferences to promote the cultural heritage of the state. Ghoshs documentary has been made over a span of 15 years (2002-2017) and is structured as a conversation between Sen and his student.
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have full management control. flights delayed The IMD has forecast a likelihood of light-to-moderate rain or thundershowers at isolated places in the districts of Konkan,Sachin Sohal 54, Prakash Padukone, we aim to bring about a change in our society in a small way”. The law must be debated and scrutinised in Parliament, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: February 21, Therefore, Terming her legal battle as a “fight for dignity, accused Indian soldiers of firing at Chinese soldiers across the border on 21 September,1962 The reference to the 1962 war is a step up from similar articles in China’s state-run media Since Monday all of China’s top state-run media platforms through opinions editorials and expert interviews have been warningIndia of “consequences” slowing down of growth the dangers of politicising the Dalai Lama and criticism from the international community According to News18 theChinese mediaassertedIndia’s “aggressive plan to encroach our territory” and alleged that India is encroaching on its territory behind the talks that were being held to resolve the issue The piece subtlywarned India that there would be casualties if the conflict continues Although Chinese media has rarely mentioned the war in all these years the 1962 editorial is the latest in the sharp commentaries that Chinese media has been publishing off late and to a certain extent has echoed what the Chinese government claims by Srinivasa Prasad Long before Vipin Gopal a Malayalee chemical engineering student thought up the phrase God’s Own Country in 1993 to describe Kerala Swamy Vivekananda had called the place a mad house This was what Vivekananda said in 1897: “.the poor Pariah is not allowed to pass through the same street as the high-caste man but if he changes his name to a hodge-podge English name it is all right; or to a Mohammedan name it is all right What inference would you draw except that these Malabaris are all lunatics their homes so many lunatic asylums.” This has been widely interpreted to mean that Vivekananda considered the whole place to be a mad house of a byzantine and medieval caste system For some time now a man called Vellapally Natesan with blessings from the BJP has been trying to make Kerala less of a mad house by welding together the many Hindu castes He even talks of “one god and one religion” but makes no secret of his designs to turn all Hindus into a single political force Natesan 79 heads the 113-year-old Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam which represents the backward caste of Ezhavas The Ezhavas traditionally toddy-tappers make up about 23 percent of Kerala’s Hindus followed by upper-caste Nairs some 14 percent Representational image Reuters But with Assembly elections in the state around the corner Natesan’s unification project is only making the mad house look even madder He hasn’t ended up unifying the castes He has ended up creating a new buzz phrase in Kerala’s politics: the ‘Hindu vote’ Along came Kummanam Rajasekharan a 64-year-old unmarried Nair and a hardcore Hindutva man as the state BJP President in December and the phrase began to be tossed around even more It’s another matter that Rajasekharan’s appointment — he was an RSS Pracharak and a VHP functionary earlier and never part of the BJP — left some party members fuming He however quickly galvanised the Sangh Parivar into a combative election mode to grab the ‘Hindu vote’ All this has left Kerala’s Congress Chief Minister Oommen Chandy already hassled by corruption charges wondering what is going on and he has no hope of finding an answer till the Assembly elections are held in April or May Chandy’s confusion is not surprising In Kerala it has always been the Christian vote and the Muslim vote As for the Hindu vote it was never the Hindu vote: It was either the Nair vote or the Ezhava vote or the Brahmin vote or the Dheevara vote and so on According to the 2011 census of Kerala’s 33-crore population Hindus constitute 5473 percent against the nation-wide percentage of 798 percent Muslims are 2656 percent (national: 1423 percent) and Christians 1838 percent (national: 216 percent) But is there really a monolithic ‘Hindu vote’ now The Sangh Parivar fancies there is Ground realities however show that a consolidated Hindu vote is a chimera that the BJP is chasing For one thing Ezhavas and Nairs have been traditional foes The Nairs have their own 102-year-old Nair Service Society (NSS) headed by G Sukumaran Nair 75 He is dead set against Natesan’s Hindu consolidation drive a year after he was quite gung-ho about it Both Nair and Natesan face opposition from within their outfits Moreover the clout the NSS and SNDP have among their respective castes is no big deal Not every Nair orEzhava waits for a wink from either Sukumaran Nair or Natesan before pressing the buttons on the voting machines And yet if the talk of the ‘Hindu vote’ continues to dominate all political discussions in places ranging from chai addas to newspaper offices don’t blame Natesan or BJP alone for it At least in theory the idea of a ‘Hindu vote’ does make sense to many Hindus of all castes in the context of blatant minority appeasement by the Chandy government Never mind that the catchphrase is fired like a bullet even when a single Hindu caste is troubled by the pampering of minorities at the cost of that particular caste The Congress which leads the United Democratic Front (UDF) has always depended largely on the backing of Muslims and Christians — Muslims through its constituent Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and Christians via the many factions of the Kerala Congress Besides a good number of Nairs some of the Ezhavas and other castes have stood by the party As for the CPI(M) which heads the Left Democratic Front (LDF) the Ezhavas have been its backbone Post-poll studies showed that more than half the Ezhavas plumped for the LDF in the 2011 Assembly election The LDF also gets its votes from Dalits other backward castes some from the upper castes and some from the minorities More than the Hindutva rhetoric and the talk of Hindu consolidation it’s the way the Congress has been kowtowing to minorities that is eroding whatever support it has from Hindus Minority appeasement by the Congress has always been a pet theme of the BJP but it’s clear that in Kerala the Congress capitulates under pressure from Christians and Muslims — whether in the allocation of tickets ministerial berths or other favours — for its own survival The feeling that Hindus are given a short shrift by the Congress in Kerala is not new but it became stronger after Chandy took over Having won the 2011 Assembly election with a slender margin of four seats in a house of 140 in 2011 Chandy felt compelled to bend over backwards to entertain his Muslim and Christian constituents to save his government Despite its highfalutin discourse on secularism the Left has not been entirely innocent of playing the communal card But the Congress is seen as the bigger culprit And so the increasingly disenchanted Hindus — of one caste or another — who voted for the Congress in the past see the BJP and the Left as alternatives in that order That’s the reason why the BJP’s vote share went up from 475 percent in the 2006 Assembly elections to 606 percent in the 2011 Assembly elections to 103 percent in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and an all-time high of 133 percent in the 2015 civic elections The civic elections held just three months ago confirmed Chandy’s fears The Left walked away with most of the local bodies and the BJP with some The Congress was pushed to the second place It was clear that the BJP ate more into the Congress votes than the Left’s Chandy knows he needs the Hindu vote badly but is at a loss to know how to get it If he tries to placate Hindus in some fashion in the next two months or at the time of distributing Assembly election tickets he may lose some Muslims and Christians to the Left If he doesn’t he will lose more Hindus Right now Chandy is doing the only thing he can: Keeping his fingers crossed By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: February 16 2017 4:21 pm Sidharth Malhotra talks about his next project Top News Sidharth Malhotra who will be seen stepping into the shoes of superstar late Rajesh Khanna for the remake of Ittefaq says he is not under pressure Sidharth will be a part of the remake version of Yash Chopra’s murder mystery “Ittefaq” to be jointly produced by Red Chillies Entertainment Dharma Production and BR Films “It is an adaptation and not a direct remake of ‘Ittefaq’ There are changes made to the story so it reduces the pressure of filling in the shoes of the mega and huge superstar like Rajesh Khanna Ji” Sidharth told PTI The actor says he is a huge fan of the yesteryear actor and picked “Anand” as his favourite from the pack of superhits delivered by Khanna WATCH VIDEO | Sidharth Malhotra Proposes To Priyanka Chopra And She Said A Yes “I am very excited about doing this film I am a big fan of him and his films One film of his that I have liked the most is ‘Anand’” The 32-year-old star says that though murder mystery thrillers are quite a rage in the West not enough films have been made in the genre in Bollywood “It is a genre one hasn’t seen in a while I haven’t done murder mystery so I am looking forward to it” he said Beside Sidharth the film will star Sonakshi Sinha and the shooting will begin in Mumbai from next month Also Read:Bigg Boss 10 finalist Manu Punjabi quits the show for Rs 10 lakhs Find out more The 1969 release “Ittefaq” was a remake of British film “Signpost to Murder” (1964) revolving around an artist who is accused of murdering his wife He then spends a stormy night with a rich woman who harbours a dark secret of her own “It is better for everyone that this (big) kind of clashes doesn’t happen” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 11 2017 2:20 am Top News The Bombay High Court has asked the railways to come up with technology to prevent sabotage on tracks which leads to accidents and loss of lives A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and P R Bora was hearing a petition filed by activist Sameer Zaveri on the increasing number of accidents on tracks “It is not humanly possible for officials to man the tracks … technology should be developed and installed to detect foreign objects on tracks” said Justice Kanade Watch What Else Is Making News The court directed the Railways to increase the number of officers who supervise the tracks The bench said boundary walls should be constructed along all tracks and the Railways to come up with a plan for emergency medical rooms across all stations The Railways have been asked to file a reply on these suggestions on March 17 For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response from journalist Arnab Goswami and his channel Republic TV on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s plea to refrain from "misreporting" his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death and asked them to respect his "right to silence" Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor and his wife Sunanda Pushkar Getty Images Justice Manmohan issued notice to Goswami and Republic TV after Tharoor alleged that they continued to engage in "defaming and maligning" him despite an assurance given in the court on 29 May by their counsel Taking note of this the bench said "You (Goswami and the channel) have to respect Tharoor’s right to silence" Senior advocate Salman Khurshid appearing for Tharoor submitted that the court must direct Goswami and the channel to not mention the expression "murder of Sunanda Pushkar" as it is yet to be established by a competent court that her death was "murder" to ensure the trial was not prejudiced Senior advocate Sandeep Sethi appearing for Goswami and the channel said they have only placed the actual evidence and the police report while broadcasting the news "We have not called him a murderer in any of the news broadcasts on the channel (Republic channel)" Sethi said The judge however said orally that he had asked the counsel who had assured that names would not be taken "They will have to abide by that" the judge said Advocate Sethi replied "My client stands by what was assured by me" The court has now fixed the matter for further hearing on 16 August The court was hearing an application moved by Tharoor in his pending Rs 2 crore defamation suit against Goswami and the channel for allegedly making defamatory remarks against him while airing news relating to the mysterious death of his wife Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a five-star hotel in south Delhi on the night of 17 January 2014 The matter is still under investigation
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maintained that it is required for the RSS- BJP men to defend themselves if the CPM workers attacked them and ensure their morale is not down.Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: November 1 Rafi gaate nahi rote the.and also the attendance during the major races has been a huge plus point for us. Incidentallywhile there was not much work done on the tracksJain mentions that boththe working track as well as the monsoon track held up well during the races In factduring the rains we were worried about the tracks holding up but there were no rains on the major race days Also during the major races all the fancied horses performed well The Derby weekendthe biggest crowd puller every yearwas another highlight From the Oktoberfest being celebrated again this yearto the German band Die Vagabunden performingit was a crowd puller for us? We are talking about a big industry here that is, I have heard that cars are banned today. “Today I only have to deal with buses and autos.which she was hospitalised on 22 September, 31.