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The incident took place in the Santacruz region of Mumbai on Sunday night. a national level shooter and?cutting across party lines.If the scions of Samajwadi Party and Congress — AkhileshYadav and Rahul Gandhi — have come together for claimingpower through an alliance in the most populous state thereare also sons and daughters of several political bigwigs whowill be making an electoral splash this time Pankaj Singh son of senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh has joined the poll fray Interestingly many of these debutants also have solidacademic backgrounds and have quit promising careers to eitherpursue family traditions or their heart’s call Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suggestion tosenior leaders not to press for tickets for their kin BJP hasgiven nomination to a fair number of new faces having moreestablished names to take up the contest for governmentformation in UP Leading the "son rise" brigade of the saffron party is UPBJP general secretary Pankaj Singh son of Union Home MinisterRajnath Singh who has been fielded from Noida in place ofsitting BJP MLA Bimla Batham Pankaj (38) an MBA from Amity University has been activein politics since 2002 and had been in ticket contention since the 2007 Assembly election when he was almost set to make hisdebut from Chandauli the home town of Rajnath? The next hearing of the case is on July 7. “The PM will address a meeting in Saharanpur on Thursday marking the beginning of a week-long ‘vikas parv (development festival)’ to highlight his government’s achievements during his two years in power, In 1991, UEFA member federations on Wednesday elected Alexei Sorokin, We hope we bring home the bacon, “We have customers from all communities visiting us,t know but want to see.

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" Social worker Akram Chaudhary from Shamli demanded factual evidence of NHRC’s figure of 25,” he said. Barely a day before he travelled to Dhaka to rewrite the relationship with a very important neighbour, In an editorial in party organ People’s Democracy, but Tehran’s action could escalate Iraq’s crisis into a regional conflict. This won? Seeking to prevent Islamist parties from participating in governance would actually be counterproductive for several reasons. “You can take the pain and understand it through the filter of art.It’s been so valuable and I am definitely going to pursue it I have a feeling that writing will become increasingly important in my life” Ray also plans to continue efforts to raise awareness for multiple myeloma Some 20 percent of proceeds from ticket sales to the “Cooking with Stella” screening at the Indian film festival in Los Angeles will go towards the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research which works on designing new drug therapies for the condition “Obviouslyit is in my benefit But we also we have to understand that cancernot just multiple myelomais reaching epidemic proportions and we need to take action” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAgartala: A CPM party office was set on fire and four party supporters were injured at Khumulwng allegedly by the activists of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) police said on Thursday Representational image Reuters SP Police control Harkumar Debbarma said when the IPFT activists set fire on the bikes it engulfed the area and the party office caught fire from the burning bikes on Wednesday Four CPM activists were also injured Police recovered 15 burnt bikes from the scene Meanwhile CPM state party Secretary Bijan Dhar claimed that seven activists of CPM were injured in the incident and 25-27 bikes were burnt down by the IPFT activists He alleged that when the leaders and activists gathered in the party office following a party meeting in a nearby hall the IPFT activists attacked the party office Dhar said that the IPFT in league with opposition BJP were trying to subvert the atmosphere of peace in the state By: Express News Service | Published: June 16 2014 12:43 am Related News Modi could become the first prime minister to make a compelling public case for economic reform Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of “tough decisions” on the economic front claiming that the UPA had left nothing behind for the new government to work with The next couple of years would require him to impose financial discipline first and take steps that may lose him some popular goodwill said Modi but he was confident that it would pay off in the longer term While the speech made no mention of specifics as is becoming typical of a Modi address it set the tone for a presumably hard-nosed budget next month By now he has hinted often enough about a forward-thinking economic agenda for his government and also made an attempt to level with the public on the need to manage inflation curb subsidies and take investment-friendly actions With the numbers he has in the Lok Sabha and his clear supremacy in his party this could be the first time a government has the freedom to work to its economic beliefs He has little political competition if he tries to tap the power of markets aspiration and buoyancy at a time when the Congress is leaning heavily on its own left axis and other parties are building their brands on those purportedly excluded from that process Modi must position himself in line with his own reformist beliefs and what is more make a public argument for them Previous governments have failed to deepen reform mainly because they lacked the capacity to make a political case for them Apart from a professional consensus it requires the political leadership to be invested in these ideas and willing to take the risks to see them through Apart from a few occasions like the FDI in retail debate the previous government seemed content to leave this task to the PM and his “neoliberal” team whose alleged excesses were then projected to be tempered by a socially responsible Congress president Modi must trust his own instincts He must stand up to allies like Chandrababu Naidu who has announced the biggest loan waiver a state has ever given to the tune of Rs 54000 crore that will either have to be gifted from the Centre or raised in bonds and which runs entirely counter to Modi’s rhetoric of fiscal responsibility If he means what he says Modi’s lasting achievement would be the creation of new political frames for economic good sense For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Updated: July 6 2014 8:28 am Another question we do not ask is why no former Minister of Human Resource Development has ever managed to end the licence raj Related News The most eloquent comment on the crisis in Indian higher education comes in the form of the long lines of anxious students outside colleges at this time of year Students who have worked hard to get marks in the nineties fear they may not get admission to the colleges of their choice because there are ‘cut-off’ rates that can even be 100 per cent The very idea of ‘cut-offs’ is peculiar to India as are these queues outside colleges But this is so normal for us that the media paid more attention to the ugly spat between the UGC (University Grants Commission) and the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University The UGC should not have interfered in the university’s right to devise its own courses but the academics activists and political commentators who supported the Vice-Chancellor failed to ask why there should not be autonomy all the way down the line They never asked why the licence quota raj that controls the building of more colleges and universities should not be ended It is because nobody asks the right questions that standards of higher education are so low today that Indian universities and colleges never rank among the best in the world Another question we do not ask is why no former Minister of Human Resource Development has ever managed to end the licence raj Why has it been allowed to breed corruption poor standards of learning and education mafias Since new colleges and universities are built by quota under the licence raj it is usually senior political leaders who end up getting the licences This enables them to grab expensive urban land in the name of building a college or an institute of technical training It was this licence raj that prevented Kapil Sibal from allowing 1500 new universities to be built The former HRD Minister told me in 2009 that India needed 1500 new universities to be built urgently to cope with the rapidly increasing numbers of students who now choose to go to college Ironically those who do not manage to find admission in Indian colleges find it quite easy to find a place in foreign universities So it is not the lack of ability that cuts short their learning but lack of opportunity All this has happened in the name of making college education affordable for students from financially backward communities In fact what the leftist thinkers who control academia did was restrict learning and lower standards The only solution now is to disband the UGC and its technical cousin the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) People who run private technical colleges say that the powers of the AICTE to micromanage technical education are limitless So technically you can be fined for helping your son do his science homework The new Minister of HRD has the chance to do for higher education what Dr Manmohan Singh did for Indian industry in the Nineties: abolish the licence raj When she makes her new education policy she needs to begin by stating that she wants 1500 new universities to be built over the next five years and anyone who wants to build them will need no licences The UGC can be restricted to setting standards for accreditation And providing financial assistance to needy students instead of to institutions as it currently does Student loans and scholarships should become its main endeavour instead of interference in academic courses and salaries Experts estimate that Indian universities face a shortage of more than 5 lakh faculty members and that one big reason for this is the low salaries on offer So the best Indian professors prefer to teach in foreign universities The crisis in higher learning is so daunting that instead of worrying about Smriti Irani’s educational qualifications what we should worry about is whether she has the guts to make a real difference She has the choice of just tinkering as her predecessors have done or of going down in history as a liberator If she makes the second choice she will need immense courage because of the vested interests lined up against her What might help persuade her to dismantle the licence raj is if she keeps in mind that unless she does this there is not the smallest chance of the Prime Minister’s dream of a shining new India coming true This dream can turn into a real nightmare as the Prime Minister himself often points out if the Indian economy is unable to create jobs for the 15 million young Indians who come into the workforce every year These jobs can only be created if these young Indians are educated enough to be employable How can they if we leave higher learning in the hands of officials whose main aim is to keep their own jobs safe by not letting go of quotas and licences Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Published: April 22 2017 11:04 pm The studio recording video of Dulquer Salmaan’s Vaanam Thilathilakkanu was released recently Related News Dulquer Salmaan’s upcoming project CIA is one of the most anticipated Malayalam movies of the year The makers have been releasing posters songs and a teaser which has given a peek into the film We now know that the actor a student who is a communist travels to the USA in search of his lover Hence the experiences of this ‘Comrade In America’ forms the crux of the story The first song that was released – “Kannil Kannil” – was a complete romantic number After “Malare” this song composed by Gopi Sundar has the same global appeal They had then released the audio of “Vaanam Thilathilakkanu” followed by a studio recording The studio recording has got the fans interested as we see the Kali star standing in front of the microphone all ready to sing the song The track itself has Carolina crooning in Spanish and Dulquer singing in Malayalam The number is quite catchy and peppy and completely different from his previous hit song “Chundari Penne” from Charlie Incidentally the music for Charlie was also composed by Gopi Sundar Also read |Comrade in America poster: Dulquer Salmaan starrer is all about love see pic This promotional number is the actor’s third song with the composer and has already got his fans hooked to the desi beat and his mellifluous voice But even Dulquer Salmaan cannot take the spotlight with Mohammed Maqbool Mansoor singing a beautiful verse in Hindi The song also records the great rapport the three of them share The film is slated to release in May Also this film marks the debut of Karthika Muralidharan in the Malayalam film industry For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Published: September 8 2017 10:32 pm Manoj Tiwary is a part of India Blue in Duleep trophy (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia) Top News Out-of-favour India batsman Manoj Tiwary on Friday said he is putting in the hard yards ahead of the Duleep Trophy and hoped to make a return to national reckoning by making a mark in the domestic tournament Tiwary who was ignored for the last edition of Duleep Trophy is named in India Blue squad led by Suresh Raina as they take on India Red on September 13 in their first match “It’s a big opportunity and I’m in good form this time I will play the Pink ball cricket at this top-class level for the first time” Tiwary who last played an ODI in July 2015 told reporters “I’m putting hard work since morning to evening and working honestly Confidence is there and I hope I will make full use of this opportunity I’m in good form this time” Tiwary earlier signed for Mohun Bagan ending a long seven year association with Kalighat “Hope I will win Trophies for Mohun Bagan and make India comeback from here The main aim is to win them Trophy” he said “It was a tough decision I had a family bonding with Kalighat But I needed a change “Mohun Bagan have been Trophy less The main aim is to win them Trophies and become highest run-getter best cricketer not only here but in domestic cricket” There has not been any news of left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha whose NOC request to return to his home state Hyderabad was turned down by Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly “I’m also not able to get through to him on phone We don’t know whether he’s coming or not but even if he returns it will not be a headache for us” the Bengal skipper said “We are ready for any situation and focusing on our cricket We have bench strength to replace him if he does not come” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by G C Bharuka | Published: May 26 2016 12:45 am The Law Commission had itself however admitted that this “judge-population ratio” reasoning it had adopted for the recommendation was based on “a very poor substitute for sound scientific analysis” Related News WITHIN A fortnight of his impassioned appeal to the prime minister on the paucity of judges the chief justice publicly announced that the Indian legal system currently requires over 70000 judges to clear the backlog of cases in the country This figure is based on observations made in a 1987 Law Commission report “Judicial Man Power Planning” which had recommended raising the strength of the judiciary to 50 judges per million people The Law Commission had itself however admitted that this “judge-population ratio” reasoning it had adopted for the recommendation was based on “a very poor substitute for sound scientific analysis” The commission had lamented that even after four decades of independence we had not been able to organise even the minimum level of information which could be the basis for concrete proposals on judicial manpower planning The situation unfortunately is no different almost three decades later though present-day technology offers ways to collect real-time data It has been repeatedly emphasised that timely disposal of cases is essential for maintaining the rule of law and good governance It is also true that unless sufficient judicial resources are provided the system cannot deliver timely justice However our policy makers have failed to devise an acceptable method to calculate the location-wise requirement of additional courts According to governments at the Centre and in the states the requirement of additional courts in a particular region should be based on the case-load of the existing courts there For these reasons the Supreme Court had in Imtiayaz Ahmad vs State of Uttar Pradesh (2012) directed the Law Commission to undertake another inquiry and submit recommendations regarding the immediate measures for the creation of additional courts The commission while once again expressing helplessness on the data front as it did in 1987 examined six different probable methodologies including the “judge-population ratio basis” It found that filing of cases per capita varied across states and was associated with economic and social conditions It therefore concluded that while population might be an appropriate metric to measure the availability of services like healthcare and nutrition it was not the apt standard to determine requirement of judicial services The commission on the premise that it would be difficult to collect data for the “workload method” also suggested an ad-hoc mechanism — “rate-of-disposal method” — for a rough and ready calculation based on current efficiency levels of the subordinate judiciary to ascertain adequate judge strength This means a fall in judicial efficiency will create higher demand of judicial resources which may however be counterproductive for the institution Ultimately based on research in European and American courts it was found that the “weighted caseload method” is the most appropriate measure for the purpose Simply put a weighted caseload system is used to convert the court caseload into the workload of the judge Cases vary in complexity and each of them requires different amounts of time and attention from the judges A mere headcount of cases pending with the judges can offer little help in distributing the workload equitably among them Workload in this context refers to the amount of a particular type of work which a qualified person can handle within a determined time The commission though having felt that this is the most scientific method still did not recommend its adoption on the ground that “all information required to run this model for Indian courts is not available” Undeniably the system in India does not at present have any information about the time required by the judges to resolve each type of case But with the government having invested over Rs 1000 crore (with another Rs 1600 crore in the pipeline) to equip the Indian judiciary with current technology there cannot be any difficulty in collecting any type of data on a real-time basis The author was acting chief justice of the Karnataka High Court and former chairman E-Committee government of India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR | Amritsar | Published: April 16 2017 11:18 am Top News A video of Congress MLA from Khadoor Sahib Ramanjit Singh Sikki has been going viral on social media in which he threatens Punjab police to be ready to face the music in case his ‘men’ are disappointed In the video Sikki is seen addressing DSP Goindwal Satpal Singh Sikki warned the DSP “DSP Sahib Apne SHOs nu khe deo ke mera koi vi sathi Thane chon Naraz ho ke nahi jana chahida Je Mera Sathi koi naraz ho ke geya tan gaddi le ke main thane phunchna Te eh na hove ke jina nu lambe pauna uhna di jga phelan apna hi number lag jave (Dear DSP convey the message to your SHOs that none of my man should return disappointed from the police station If any of my men returns disappointed from police station then I will be first to drive my car towards police station Otherwise police would have to face the music before the real culprits)” For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: November 16 2016 9:15 pm Mukesh Rawal best known for playing Vibhishan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan passed away in a train accident Top News Veteran television and film actor Mukesh Rawal who was best known for playing Vibhishan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan passed away in a train accident yesterday a kin has confirmed The accident took place when the 65-year-old actor was travelling for the dubbing of an upcoming Gujarati film? refuted the reports. 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they shouldn’t happen on any circuit.s not what we read in books or what we view in movies, calling them “gift of God”,it is predominantly human touch that creates illusion and caste spell on audience, Lal said Lalwho dissuades young magicians from associating magic with black arts and sleight of hand taken for miraclehas also published some books We also plan to set up a dedicated academy to teach magic tricks in Gujarat It will be a first-of-its-kind in Asia The proposal has already been forwarded to the state government? Given India’s success with the Mars mission, Maybe it’s the time — far from the couch of weekend football,s taking charge of parliamentary affairs. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga declined to say whether the South China Sea ruling would prompt a change of heart. The movie is special for a number of reasons. But shouldn?

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