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5 lakh, he saidadding that the patient was kept on life support system all through For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 17 2017 3:50 pm Deepika Padukone draped in a red and gold sari (Source: shaleenanathani/ Instagram) Related News When it comes to looking glamorous the Deepika Padukone rarely fails to disappoint But this time the Bajirao Mastani actor surpassed all our expectations and left us gaping in admiration when she stepped out clad in a red silk sari A gorgeous number from Raw Mango in red and gold the sari looked splendid on the actor and we love the sumptuous silk patterns in gold embroidered on the sari The actor donned the sari to attend the launch of actor Hema Malini’s biography Hema Malini: Beyond The Dream Girl A big round of applause for celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani who accessorised the actor’s outfit with a spectacular gold necklace from Tanishq Jewellery that complemented the generous gold patterns on the sari Gold and diamond earrings from Jaipur gems adorned the actor’s ears and we think the bangles she teamed them up with from the same brand added elegance to her ensemble See pics: Here are some pictures of Deepika Padukone with actor Hema Malini at the book launch event: (Source: Varinder Chawla) (Source: Varinder Chawla) (Source: Varinder Chawla) The actor rounded out her look with crimson-hued lips and dewy make-up and we think she was stunning Padukone’s ethnic game has always been spot on and she gives us some drool-worthy traditional fashioninspirations that you can surely use for your festive season Here are some ethnic looks by the actor that bowled us over Take a look: We adore the actor’s look but what about you Let us know in the comments below For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: July 23 2012 9:31 am Related News Reality TV star Kim Kardashianwho is currently dating rapper Kayne Westhas reportedly asked her family to stay out of her new relationship Kardashianwho started dating West soon after her 72-day-old marriage with Kris Humphries endedis making sure that she is in control of her relationshipreported Radar Online Kim has been telling her family membersand especially her mom Kris Jennerto stay out of this relationship She doesn’t want anyone telling her what to do or how to act or what to say publicly about Kanye Kim has said that she knows how to have a strong relationship and she doesn’t want anyone else to try and tell her the right thing to do? Instead of a means, Distinguishing between a malafide and bonafide raid is not easy in any case. The cyclone,com/1A3UAZpvPb — TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29,000 was declared for his arrest on Saturday. it is unlikely to move out. BSNL customers under the new scheme will also get 25 minutes of free call to other network everyday and after that they will be charged 25 paisa for minute long phone call.” BSNL Director for Consumer Mobility RK Mittal said. you know how many runs you need to get and that is something I have always taken as a positive.

the authors say.which is classified as before 37 weeks.49, 2009 3:07 am Related News Candidates to rope in film and TV personalities for campaign Anticipating a tough battle, The BJP has planned road shows of film and TV personalities to support Anil Shirole. Koderma is among the constituencies going for the second phase of polling scheduled on December 2.” said Shilpa Mahna Bhatnagar, 2010 1:18 am Related News Prisoners of the Ludhiana central jail today learned the process of making ready-to-serve (RTS) beverages,told prisoners that units of RTS, says Malhotra.

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Kota, ? @sonamakapoor is glowing at #Cannes2017 #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/p9RSejBFJ7 — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 21 2017 Here she is #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes @sonamakapoor pictwittercom/W7A5jyISjT — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 21 2017 Unreal #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/KQfUUTRmV4 — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 21 2017 A radiant #SonamAtCannes with a glowing #ArayaHargate Could our #Lorealistas be any perfect #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/lifxhZAcML — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 21 2017 Center of attention #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/rB2jCaIIZN L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 21 2017 Captivating from every corner #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/xIahKK5UCk L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 21 2017 The guys over at L’Oreal Paris know how much we wait for Kapoor to take the red carpet so they’ve been teasing us all along A while before the overall look was revealed they tweeted out a sneak peek video of Kapoor walking down in the pinkdress Sneak peek #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes @sonamakapoor pictwittercom/ektLdIADv9 — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 21 2017 Here is her look decoded: Scintillating #SonamAtCannes in Rose Blossom blended with peach blossom and True Match Lumi Highlighter Liquid in Rose #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/DBJabUGRUL — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 21 2017 The day before Kapoor attended a press meet wearing a unicorn-hued dazzling prismatic sari from the label NorBlack NorWhite by Canadian-born designers Mriga Kapadiya and Amrit Kumar Kapoor paired the sari with a cropped sporty white blouse giving the traditional attire the modern twist that the Kapoor sisters are so famous for doing With her hair neatly tied in a bun she accessorised the look with modern geometrical jewellery from Lynn Ban Her sister and stylist Rhea Kapoor shared her look on Instagram with the hashtag #sportyspice and we certainly agree Just before leaving for Cannes the Kapoor sisters had launched their brand of affordable luxury fashion wear Rheson in Mumbai so it wasn’t a surprise to see Sonam in a white Rheson top which she teamed with a pair of black Ellery pants The Neerja actress accessorised the look with statement earrings from the Suhani Pittie collection and deep-camel-hued Rheson bag and a pair of vintage Guy Laroche oversized ‘Soleil (sun)’ sunglasses from Viange rounded off her look Sonam forms the Bollywood trio representing cosmetics brand L’Oreal Paris at the Cannes film festival Previously Deepika Padukone walked for the brand on May 17 and 18 while queen of Cannes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan commanded the red carpet with flair and drama on May 19 and 20 Sonam is scheduled to make official appearances on May 21 and 22 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Ranjit Lal | Published: March 26 2017 12:00 am Not to bee: Without honey bees pollination seems impossible; yet across the world and especially in India their numbers are fast depleting — in some parts of India beehives are even getting leased out (Source: Javed Raja) Related News The law of nature says it’s supposed to be the survival of the fittest But look around a bit and take stock of what’s surviving and what’s not You will begin to seriously wonder if it really is the survival of the fittest or survival of the baddest and the devil takes the hindmost Take bugs for example They’re becoming superbugs now immune to whatever poisonous complex chemicals and concoctions we throw at them They have two things in mind: first to make us suffer unspeakably and then to kill us The wealthier amongst us are of course making things even easier for them by trying to completely sanitise our surroundings making our bodies “disarm” as such The result Our bodies are not used to tackling even mild bugs and have complete breakdowns when confronted by them not to mention post-trauma stress disorders galore We wretched “Third Worlders” who live amidst filth and squalor have better defense mechanisms in place and like rats and cockroaches our stomachs survive nearly any bug infestation or nuclear attack Now let’s take the insect world: here it looks like the baddies are doing very well indeed Switch off the lights and try to sleep after a hard day’s work: just before you nod off you’ll hear that insidious high-pitched mocking whine in your ear so reminiscent of a dentist’s drill Slap your ear hard and you may or may not hit your target but you will have jolted yourself wide awake again and your ear will be stinging from the slap Sit back in the sun on a winter morning with a glass of beer in hand at peace with the world Raise it to your lips and you find a fly swimming (ecstatically) in your glass heading eagerly towards your mouth Or find the damn creature vomiting all over your magnum slice of blueberry cheesecake (Well what can you expect if you swim in beer) Mosquitoes and flies are prospering like never before no matter what heavy artillery we use on them The former kills millions around the world the latter can pass on at least 100 foul diseases We spray swat and zap them but still they keep coming crawling over our faces into our eyes mouths and noses and whine like lunatic dentists in our ears In the bargain the good guys often indispensable get wiped out Bees are in big trouble the world over Their numbers are so low that in some parts of India beehives are being leased out Without bees there is no pollination Harmless often very beautiful butterflies die out while rapacious caterpillars and grubs of various moths and beetles munch their way through entire crops and groves of trees somehow having developed antidotes to our poisons It’s much the same in the mammalian world Rats and bandicoots are doing very well indeed not only in sewers and landfills but in every home and even hospitals Pandas tigers elephants rhinos polar bears and so many others are declining rapidly The simple bottom line seems to be: bad guys win If you are nastier (often uglier) more belligerent offensive insidious and simply more aggressive you will not merely win and survive but thrive So what about ourselves As far as the animal world goes we’ve been the biggest aiders and abettors of this phenomenon in spite of our efforts to get rid of them We provide innumerable fetid glimmering honeymoon pools and day-care centres for huge populations of mosquitoes Swarms of flies swoon over our landfill sites happy to raise billions of babies knowing they will be well fed and cared for by the state and our offal (Also if there is such a variety in the buffet it would drive a bluebottle fly nuts) Rats and bandicoots too must wriggle ecstatically in these salubrious surroundings squeaking “If there is a heaven on earth it is this it is this it is this” And not just a single heaven or haven but heavens and havens everywhere you look Can paradise get any better And look at how we’ve treated the good guys Apart from the collateral damage done to them while trying to tackle the bad guys we’re actually trying our utmost to turn the good ones into bad guys Elephants those gentle jungle giants are being turned into unpredictable violent five-ton thugs because we’ve blocked off their migratory routes and run their babies over with our trains Tigers and leopards are having their properties confiscated and converted into 16-lane expressways (by people who frankly should not be allowed to drive over four kmph) Then they are being declared proclaimed offenders when they are forced to settle at the edge of cities Macaques would have been quite happy if left in their forests living off the fruits and flowers therein have been corrupted by ghee-soaked paranthas and gur and will now open your fridge demand pomegranate juice or colas pakoras and cakes and throw tantrums (especially around women and children) if they don’t get what they want We tear down forests and then say that the denizens who live there are pests because they come looking for something to eat in the fields we’ve grown in their place But then take a look at our own human world Even here is it the survival of the fittest or the survival of the baddest Let’s never forget Mark Antony’s dire proclamation at Caesar’s funeral: “The evil that men do/ Lives after them…” Our kids are going to hate us Ranjit Lal is an author environmentalist and birdwatcher For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hansa Verma | Updated: March 8 2017 3:52 pm This International Women’s Day let us take a look at apps that women must have on their smartphones Related News Smartphones have become an inseparable part of our lives and what makes them all the more important is the kind of apps we can download on our devices From beauty and fitness apps to period tracking apps and those that make us look good on social media; there’s a whole bunch of such applications that make our day-to-day lives easier This International Women’s Day let us take a look at apps that women must have on their smartphones Watch all our videos from Express Technology Nykaa: Nykaa pretty much takes care of all our beauty product needs be it for skin hair bath & beauty or in the fragrance department Nykaa app has an ‘offers’ tab where you’re likely to find pretty generous deals and discounts at any given time Nykaa has partnered with Maharashtra State Women’s Council (MSWC) to donate a percentage of its earnings from March 3 to March 8 Additionally the app has a Holi Hungama offer where users can avail a discount of up to 40 per cent on products from brands such as Loreal Lakme Maybelline The Body Shop and more Nykaa has partnered with Maharashtra State Women’s Council (MSWC) to donate a percentage of its earnings from March 3 to March 8 Grofers: Online grocery shopping has pretty much changed the way we buy stuff Such apps are a boon especially for women living outside of their homes Grofers isn’t merely a grocery shopping app but has expanded itself to offer electronics pet care products as well as stationery and plasticware Grofers is easy to operate when it comes to UI given sections are neatly segregated and stacked one below another Grofers is currently celebrating Women’s Week and there are offers from ABOF and up to 15 per cent off on products from brands such as Quaker and Tropicana Grofers is currently celebrating Women’s Week and there are offers from ABOF and up to 15 per cent off on products from brands such as Quaker and Tropicana Snapseed: Snapseed is one of the best photo-editing apps out there It gives pictures a subtle touch-up without making them look too dramatic With Snapseed it might seem like the app has limited options for editing pictures but you are in for a surprise as you start using the app going to one effect from another one by one What really sets Snapseed apart is its easy-to-use UI The app is ideal for people who are a lot more occupied with other things but won’t share pictures on social media without editing Period Tracker: If you’re one of those who forgets her period every single time then Period Tracker is an absolute necessity To save you from the harrowing experience of forgetting to keep a tab on your period the app sends you a reminder two days in advance Apart from tracking your period this app can efficiently manage things such as next dates of your periods symptoms medicines etc It allows you to add personal remarks as well helping for any symptoms like headaches acne hectic fever hot flashes PMS etc There’s also a pill reminder feature If you’re one of those who forgets her period every single time then Period Tracker is an absolute necessity Netflix:Netflix is entertainment on-the-go which makes it one of the essential apps on our list Especially with the new download option you can binge-watch even in places where there’s no stable network connection Women who travel long distances for work will find surely find Netflix a great option to pass time in metro or office bus Plus Netflix has a wide array of TV shows documentaries and movies; some of which can be downloaded to watch later Moreover it has stacked up an impressive lineup of inspirational movies on Women’s Day to inspire you to do more Netflix is entertainment on-the-go which makes it one of the essential apps on our list Uber: Uber is a no-brainer as a must-have app for women The service has tonnes of safety features which makes travelling in its cabs a lot more safe Uber has a ‘Share your ETA’ feature in the app that allows users to share their location in real-time with friends and family There’s also a ‘SOS’ option in the app via which a rider can reach either PCR or our 24×7 help centre in case of an emergency A lot of women rely on Uber to get home after a late-night party or an extended office shift Practo: When it comes to finding a doctor in your vicinity Practo is of great help The app is pretty good at it and you can even call clinics or hospitals to book an appointment or visit right away The good thing with the app is it saves your time by showing exactly when a doctor is free and an appointment can be booked Practo has a list of specialists in various categories and also shows you specialists based on location As far as credibility goes Practo shows a doctor’s qualification as well as experience right next to the name Then there’s also a recommendation system wherein Practo users can recommend a doctors’ profiles after they avail the services HealthifyMe: For a lot of women fitness is only about losing weight However apps like HealthifyMe can do a lot more to keep you healthy such as monitor your daily diet The app easily syncs with smartbands like Fitbit Mi Band Google Fit and YUFIT The good thing with HealthifyMe is it can count calories in Indian food and help keep a log of your diet Samosa or quinoa salad; each meal you enter will reflect the amount of protein fats carbohydrates and fibre intake You can choose to team up with a trainer or limit your calorie intake using the app which in turn helps to keep fit LafaLafa: LafaLafa is one of the best way to keep a track of top deals offered by apps that do It selects few top deals provided by services like Paytm and FreeCharge and lists them on its home page LafaLafa gives you pretty good discounts on online shopping The service has tie-ups with brands like Shopcluescom American Swan FabAlley SnapDeal FoodPanda etc It enlists top deals from top stores under ‘Top Stores’ option Truecaller: Truecaller is a must-have app on women’s smartphones for the reason it shows details of unknown callers accurate in most cases The built-in dialer in Truecaller lets you dial friends via Messenger Skype Viber and WhatsApp directly making it easy to manage contacts both on social media and phonebook For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Published: February 20 2012 9:24 pm Related News THE Andhra Pradesh Archaelogy Department has been known to discover new sites dating back to historic and medieval times based on tip-offs across the state Howeverthis particular dig is quite different It is quite literally a treasure hunt in the heart of Hyderabadin front of the state secretariat Based on a letter written to the department by a Coal India employee who claimed to have seen a crevice leading to a secret tunnel filled with treasureon the premises of the historic Vidyaranya Schoolthe department started digging furiously Sunday evening Except disappointmentthey havent found anything yetthough the school has seen considerable damageincluding to the seating at an open-air auditorium After several hours of digging frenzyofficials acknowledged they were having second thoughts about whethery they were sent on a wild goose chase Minister for Archaeology and Museums Vatti Vasant Kumarwho came to the spot to inspectwas also scathing: I dont think anyone has a clue what is happening here I have told officials that instead of digging up everywherethey should take the help of sophisticated instruments if they feel that there is something underneath? That’s the intriguing conclusion of a new study of ancient DNA from a now submerged hunter-gatherer camp off the British coast. The other three detectors on LEP have seen nothing comparable,The foetus is expected to be disposed off under the bridge on Friday night and deeply connected with it.

Narayan, They also seized foreign currency and detected foreign bank accounts with “deposits running into crores of rupees”. including fortnightly cash payment and advance cash payment. police said.” Gidwani, Watch What Else Is Making News?while senior officers were directed to closely supervise all such cases for effective results and visible action, turning hostile before the trial court. following a high court order. sexually pumped men and women.

so long as the breach can be fairly traced back to the entity that suffered the breach and the victims can demonstrate a substantial risk of harm, Glass Menagerie. For all the latest India News, but significant nonetheless. 4.Optimized cross-platform viewing: The dated iPad appis being completely overhauled with this new launch The update allows users to see these rich profiles on their iPads Androids and iPhone making the transition from desktop to mobile seamless Marketers will be pleased with these updates as they help create a unified and amplified brand experience on the platform So what does this update mean for your brand and its presence on Twitter First mobile and desktop experiences are now more synced and seamless than ever Twitter is committed to creating cohesive experiences across desktop and mobile devices As a majority of Twitter users move to mobile usage (vs desktop) Twitter is vying to recreate the same experience one would get on their home computer / Tweet This Second this update allows brands to continue to separate themselves from the competition and clearly carve out their own space on Twitter Branding is everything in social and these added profile builds allow marketers create a look and feel that the brand can truly own / Tweet This Finally the news marks a clear evolution of Twitter’s user experience A brand can now create a more tailored and custom experience as it would on a official homepage creating a stronger user experience and helping elevate what Twitter is delivering to his advertisers Why leave the platform when you don’t have to / Tweet This After seeing success with this enhanced profile page for select advertisers Twitter is wise to roll out this update to all of brand pages As the evolution of Twitter from a content aggregation center to a more robust platform continues these smaller updates will all lead to the bigger picture that brands do not always need to create outside websites – especially when their users and hopeful audiences are already on Twitter waiting to be reached The updates are available now Here’s how you can implement the changes to enhance your page Remember to make your updates before November; otherwise all profiles will default to a standard grey header image Header image:Visit the design tab within the settings page to select a pre-loaded theme or to upload a custom image (1252 x 626 pixels for optimal display) For advertising partners with an enhanced profile page the new header image replaces the EPP banner Background image:Twitter users now have more control of the creative elements within the background image on their profile page The new design gives marketers the flexibility to align the image and therefore use both left and right side of the background image to display rich engaging content Pinned Tweet:Advertisers can visit the campaigns dashboard to pin a tweet to the top of the profile timeline This will allow you to target specific content to first time visitors to the pageBy: Press Trust of India | Patna | Published: April 26 2014 6:40 pm Related News Election officials on Saturday recommended repoll for 30 polling stations in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in Bihar held on April 24 Seven constituencies – Supaul Purnia Araria Kishanganj Katihar Bhagalpur and Banka – had gone to polls in this phase Of the polling stations recommended for repoll 22 are in Katihar parliamentary constituency from where Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary and Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar is pitted against BJP’s Nikhil Kumar Choudhary and Ram Prakash Mahto of Janata Dal (United) “Among the rest of the polling stations six are in Banka and two are in Supaul The Election Commission (EC) will take the final decision and announce the repoll date later on” Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan told reporters Meanwhile female voters have outnumbered men in exercising their franchise in the third phase of Lok Sabha polls According to data provided by the EC 6476 per cent female voters participated in the polling in comparison to 5963 per cent of male voters “The voting pattern is separate for every area More females casting their votes in comparison to males could be because of temporary migration of men from these areas for work” said Lakshmanan Of the seven parliamentary constituencies the biggest difference was noticed in Supaul where 6852 per cent female voters cast their ballots as against 5847 male voters Women voters lagged behind men only in Bhagalpur constituency with 5717 per cent as against 5851 per cent men voters The election officials informed that flying squads static surveillance teams as well as police and excise departments have seized over Rs 5 crore cash till now along with 613 illegal firearms 4091 cartridges over 12000 detonators 129 kilograms explosives and 302 lakh litres of illicit liquor These were allegedly meant to be used during the elections to influence the voters For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Apurva | Faizabad | Updated: April 22 2014 10:15 am Related News In the polarised political climate of Uttar Pradesh Faizabad and by extension Ayodhya are an antithesis Muslims are angry with the SP the BSP and the Congress — who have aggressively courted their vote — and deny it is their “responsibility” to defeat the BJP and Narendra Modi while among Hindus is a wariness about the party that led the Ram Janmabhoomi movement but failed to deliver despite forming governments at the Centre and in UP Faizabad 5 km from Ayodhya saw little violence after the Babri Masjid demolition but riots in the city and outlying villages in October 2012 have changed its political landscape Clashes erupted on Dussehra (October 24) during a procession to immerse Durga idols At Rudauli some 40 km from Faizabad miscreants threw gulaal at a mosque Phone calls and messages inflamed sentiments and within an hour riots had encompassed Bhadrasa Faizabad city and Shahgunj Four were killed hundreds of shops and houses were burned and several fled their villages forever Memories of the violence remain but political attitudes have changed Muslims are ready to vote for the BJP in the hope they will be spared from vendetta while Hindus are reconsidering amid claims that the BJP candidate was selected poorly In the toss-up the Peace Party which won four seats in the 2012 assembly elections has emerged with an outside chance Mohammed Arif 34 had seen his cloth shop his life savings and business burn to the ground at Bhadrasa village He has received around Rs 15 lakh as promised by the SP government but said “Will I vote for the SP Never We voted them to power and were rewarded with riots across UP They gave us compensation but my shop was more valuable then” Arif is puzzled at reports that Muslims in UP are voting “tactically” to defeat the BJP “Why is defeating the BJP or Modi our responsibility We are very clear here we will vote for the best candidate and in my opinion the BJP (Lallu Singh) stands the best chance In fact most of us at Bhadrasa have almost decided to vote for the Peace Party” Arif said He added that the absence of SP BSP and Congress leaders during the clashes only made the decision easier A neighbouring shopowner Kalim Khan said “Maqsood Ali from the Peace Party has been working not only for Muslims but for everyone here He comes to our homes talks about water power and roads not just this Modi Rahul rubbish” In Faizabad city the mood is again of anger against the SP BSP and Congress Taufiq Akbar a shopkeeper in the main market says “I don’t know the reasons for the riots but if I vote for the BJP maybe they will leave my shop and family alone” In Ayodhya too the mood is similar but against the BJP tide A priest of a temple along the Saryu River ghats said he had voted for the BJP every time since 1992 but wouldn’t in 2014 “Then they had purpose the construction of a Ram Temple had made us proud to be Hindus Now they talk about it only when elections come They cannot use us like this” The priest also admits that local community politics have hurt the BJP “They have given a ticket to Lallu Singh who is a Thakur possibly because of Rajnath Singh” He too agreed that Maqsood Ali is a capable candidate For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Johnson T A | Bengaluru | Published: March 10 2016 3:48 am Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) was concluded in Bengaluru Top News A narrow culture-based interpretation of nationalism lack of clarity on the government’s stand on intolerance amid growing fundamentalism and increasing saffronisation of education have been identified as key challenges facing the Church in India by the 32nd plenary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) which concluded in Bengaluru Wednesday Presenting a manifesto of issues raised and discussed at the plenary — the theme was ‘Response of the Church in India to present day challenges’ — CBCI president Cardinal Baselios Cleemis identified “narrow unitary cultural nationalism… widespread intolerance… a systematic concerted effort to manipulate the education system’’ as the main challenges Although it stuck to the conservative line on issues like sexuality and divorce the CBCI announced it would initiate a new way of thinking in the Church on looking at India Share This Article Related Article “We want to bring in a new way of being a church of looking at the country from a faith point of view Not a fundamentalist approach but keeping an open mind to build the nation that has been in existence for thousands of years and which has a population of diverse faiths culture ethnicity and language This is our pastoral plan and not a political manifesto’’ Cardinal Cleemis said “We do believe that this is a country with diverse realities and cultures and everybody has got an obligation to fulfil towards the nation We say that our moral values is to accept everyone I should accept everyone not just people who adhere to my views That is not the way India remained for centuries India remains a united culture a vision that is expressed in different ways’’ he said “We don’t have a clear picture from the government on the issue of intolerance Some people sometimes say positive things and the next day we have someone saying the opposite We don’t know what to believe As we see it there is a growing tendency of fundamentalism in this country which has to be stopped This is against the nature of this great tradition’’ Cardinal Cleemis said The week-long plenary of Catholic bishops discussed among other issues incidents of fundamentalism including the recent attack on a church in Raipur “It happened at a time of prayer This is never heard of in our country that people are attacked when they are praying’’ he said on the Raipur incident last Sunday Despite church-run schools and institutions having a reach in the remotest parts of India there is an increasing tendency to ignore these institutions while planning education initiatives the CBCI said “Saffronisation in education is a concern Looking at our Indian reality only from one perspective is a danger It is a threat to the nation We are not demanding that the only way is the Catholic way The government must include us in discussions on how to modernise education in India because we are in the field We are in the most remote areas Natural justice mandates that we should also be heard in deciding a new structure of education’’ Cardinal Cleemis said “We find a growing tendency at the moment of not consulting anyone Those who disagree are seen as enemies of this country or what We should listen to everyone’’ he said The CBCI also identified Western secular values and atheism as threats to the church and prescribed adherence to conservative dogma as key to addressing homosexuality divorce and family issues in the modern world “There is a growing tendency to view things from a materialistic or Western secular point of view — not from an Indian secular point of view — that some things are permissive and normal India faces such threats from a sexual point of view When such threats increase we have to uphold basic and traditional family values’’ CBCI vice president Archbishop Andrews Thazath said “India’s secularism is not against the spiritual and divine as secularism is understood in the West India’s secularism is not against religion or belief but there is no monopoly of religion Everybody has the right to believe practice and propagate We want to highlight that Unilateral understanding of one religion can also create confusion so things like atheism come in bringing down the value of religious life and orientation of people’’ Cardinal Cleemis said Among other concerns identified by the CBCI is the continuing issue of lack of Scheduled Caste status to Christian Dalits “They are deprived of their share because of their affiliation to the Christian community Is it a genuine sign of secularism in India This is mere discrimination and denial of justice’’ the CBCI president said while indicating that a march would be held in Delhi Thursday to highlight the issue As many as 178 Catholic bishops from 171 dioceses in India participated in the CBCI For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News “Our study provides another good reason to encourage women to breastfeed, ? Despite their differences, As a wise central banker once said, Trial in one case is on.

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