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Some patients grabbed our hands and begged us to stay with them and help them. For what seemed like a very long timeno help arrived Meanwhilethe smoke closed in rapidly In desperationMondol and a few male nurses picked up iron stands used to administer I-V fluids and tried to break the windows By the time they had managed to smash some glasslocal people on bamboo ladders had reached some of the floors Mondol doesnt remember much of what happened thereafter There was thick smoke everywhere I couldnt see anything Some patients were screamingso were the staff I saw the opening and rushed outsomeone caught me and lowered me?they said Ashish left home at 11 am on Wednesday to watch a movie with friends. his biggest influence on the team could come in the Test arena.” Analysing the role that Pandya can play in Tests Chappell suggests that his inclusion in the side will give a lot more flexibility to the side “A player like Pandya who has the ability to bat in the top six and also produce deliveries clocked at 140kph gives a Test side the flexibility that leads to success under all conditions It affords India the opportunity to field a balanced attack of five bowlers no matter what the conditions” Chappell wrote Lauding Pandya for his match-winning performances Chappell went on to compare him with England’s maverick all-rounder Ben Stokes “With his flamboyant style Pandya reminds me a little of the electrifying England all-rounder Ben Stokes – the outstanding and highly combative cricketer on the field rather than the citizen with a propensity for self-destruction off it Both players are aggressive in their approach and this often results in a match-changing performance or a deflating and spectacular misfire” Chappell concluded by saying that if Pandya can maintain his levels of consistency in both the formats of the game then he can also help his team win both at home and away For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: March 28 2017 2:09 am Top News NEARLY a quarter of the Automated Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) on the suburban railways are currently not functioning with many out of order for nearly six months While commuters put up with the inconvenience the Western Railway and Central Railway have been unable to redress the situation with the railway authorities the company supplying the vending machines and another firm supplying the paper roll for the tickets locked in a dispute The ATVMs were introduced by the railways to help commuters not queue up at ticket booking counters at stations and instead avail tickets with the help of smart cards According to officials records of the railways as many as 245 of 1000 machines have been lying dysfunctional for the past six months “The lack of a functioning ATVM is causing a lot of inconvenience to commuters at the Marine Lines station Much of our time goes into crossing the foot over-bridges to get to a proper ticket booking counter or find a functional ATVM” said Amit Bhadricha a commuter “A private company is the uniform ATVM vendor for different zones of the railways while the paper is supplied to us by two different firms A technical error with compatibility of the part of the machine that cuts or prints the paper of ticket roll has left many new machines useless We have been trying to fix the problem” said a senior railway official Officials claimed while initially the machine supplier refused to repair many newly purchased machines due to their difference over the quality of paper used in tickets it has now agreed to look at its repairs and also pay penalty for not repairing them on time “By March-end many machines would be fixed and fit to be used” said a senior railway official Last year facilitators — former railway employees — were appointed near single machines at major stations to help those commuters who cannot operate an ATVM to avail a ticket Gradually commuters without smart cards also started queuing up near the machines to get tickets “At stations like Vadala CST facilitators occupy the working ATVM and help commuters get tickets I being a smart card holder would then have to hunt for a working ATVM which is impossible This then forces me to either queue up at a ticket booking counter or stand in the ATVM line in spite of holding an individual smart card” said Pavitra Ramaswamy a commuter “During peak hours it creates a huge problem Several times I have stood in the ATVM line operated by facilitators and asked them to book tickets from my smart card This however does not serve the purpose of why I bought one” anothercommuter added Almost 28 per cent of the total tickets booked in a day on CR are done through ATVMs The figure for WR is 20 per cent [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: January 16 2016 8:20 am Sabarimala: Ayyappa devotees throng at Sannidanam in Sabarimala on Wednesday (Source: PTI) Related News Recent cases are once again exposing the unexamined conceptual faultlines of law and religion in India Take a small selection of relevant issues that have come up: The Sabarimala case and the entry of women into temples; the appointment of priests according to agamas; the power of religious communities to excommunicate; the growing discontent over the exemptions granted to minority schools under RTE; and in a strange way even the jallikattu case and beef bans (which are not framed as freedom of religion cases) are all part of an undercurrent of disquiet about the relationship between state and religion Each case has its own nuances Each has been subjected to random pathologies of judging in India But cumulatively they are exposing the problems of legal secularism in India The political undercurrents they unleash could be potent if not handled properly These cases are exposing three faultlines The first is the familiar one: Whether the state exercises asymmetric authority over different religious and cultural communities In charged political terms this is the view that the court is more than willing to rush into reforms of Hindu law and institutions while being more taciturn about nudging minority institutions and practice in a progressive direction As an empirical matter this is not strictly speaking true (think of the Danial Latifi judgment for example) But this narrative has become dominant Hinduism on this view becomes more a creature of the state than other religions Its temples are taken over social reform is zealously though still incompletely pursued the freedom to run education institutions on par with others is denied and so forth The Faustian bargain in this relationship between state and Hinduism is often forgotten The state’s institutions were the mechanism through which Hindus settled their disputes over reform In turn the courts produced a consolidated legal identity for Hinduism The point of social reform was as much to protect Hinduism as it was to interfere with it This happened in two ways First radical self-identification is not possible in Indian law; the court decides who is a Hindu and who is not effectively reducing the scope of “breakaway” religions And reform was a way of preserving religion in the face of social protest Nevertheless the question of the asymmetric way in which the authority of the state has been exercised over different religions is a potent political question It also extends to a deeper unresolved question whether institutions like Parliament and the courts can claim the same representative status in relation to all communities in India The not entirely unfounded fear of majoritarianism has led to a perpetual deferment of questions like the common civil code But there is equally a genuine political resentment at the fact that this conversation is constantly deferred The second faultline is the deep contradiction between freedom of religion and modern conceptions of liberty justice and equality The courts perpetuated the fiction that freedom of religion can easily be combined with modern ideas of freedom and equality simply by redefining religion largely through the essential practices test The courts have not merely interfered with appointments of priests; they have effectively acted as priests The contradiction is even sharper if you believe the idea that all social spheres including civil society and the intimate sphere are sites of power and the reproduction of inequality and discrimination These sites the temples and the family must be subject to the demands of justice as well The state will always define the permissible boundaries of religious practice What is religious and what is secular is a distinction internal to the demands of the exercise of sovereign power; it is not given independently of that power It is time to be open about this conflict Liberals have historically dealt with associational life outside the state with a light hand for two reasons They worry about giving the state too much power over associational life This is not an irrelevant consideration even if it means putting up with a degree of messiness And second the conviction that forces of reform within associations will be strong enough to push in the right direction: Oppressive communities will lose adherents over time But the contradiction between existing religion and justice is sharp This contradiction cannot be framed in the vocabulary of secularism; it is a conflict between competing conceptions of justice We will be better off if all communities begin to accept that the arc of moral and social demands bends towards individual freedom non-discrimination and equality particularly on the issue of gender But there is no question there is a deep conflict here that will impinge on freedom of religion Securing even a non-discriminatory right of access to places of worship will require deep transformations in religious worldviews on everything from the nature of the body to notions of purity and pollution And the large question is whether this will be done in ways that do not reinforce the idea that the state is using its authority asymmetrically The third faultline is how difficult it is to find a secular language in which to articulate common meanings on moral and political issues The jallikattu case is interesting because it shows the difficulty of articulating a common understanding of cruelty Defenders of the tradition have a point that on any conceivable measure of cruelty to animals we tolerate far more in the name of religion or even our eating habits If the application of a standard of cruelty to animals is not to appear arbitrary it will have to involve a far-reaching transformation of our practices The growing resentment over RTE exemptions to minority schools raises the question of whether this issue necessarily needed to be framed in terms of minority and majority Could we not have found a way to conduct this argument through a consideration of what first-principles thinking on freedom of association and property would look like Instead the organisation of education has already been legally communalised with the imprimatur of the court The question is: Can issues like cruelty to animals freedom of association gender justice non-discrimination in civil society all elements of a secular morality be articulated in a way that they become an object of “overlapping consensus” to use Rawls’s famous phrase And can they be enforced in ways that do not reinforce the sense of communal competition state arbitrariness Unfortunately the courts are not yet providing a framework that produces clarity on these issues And our politics of course never takes any bull by the horns The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 8 2017 11:47 am Emma Watson defeated the likes of Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen) and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) as well as formidable competitors like Hugh Jackman (Logan) and Taraji P Henson (Hidden Figures) Related News Disney’s live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast was named Movie of the Year at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV AwardsThe Bill Condon-directed movie won the top film honour beating the fellow nominees including Logan Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Get Out and The Edge of Seventeen reported Ace Showbiz “This is so exciting thank you so much” Condon said “Thank you to the audience who embraced this movie somuch but especially thank you to the women because women have proven that they’re a huge and powerful audience and it’s gonna change the movie business” The film’s lead star Emma Watson won the new combined-gender Best Actor Award in a Movie The 27-year-old British actress defeated the likes of Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen) and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) as well as formidable competitors like Hugh Jackman (Logan) and Taraji P Henson (Hidden Figures) Also read |Emma Watson stays away from social media for sanity Jackman took home the Best Duo award for his role in Logan The 48-year-old Aussie actor shared the trophy with his young co-star Dafne Keen Meanwhile Hidden Figures and the The Fate of the Furious took home the Best Fight Against the System trophy and the Generation Award respectively The eighth “Fast and Furious” movie co-stars Vin Diesel Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster took the stage to accept the award Daniel Kaluuya won the Next Generation award for his role in Get Out defeating other competitors like Chrissy Metz Issa Rae Riz Ahmed and Yara Shahidi “Stranger Things” was the biggest TV winner at the ceremony After Millie Bobby Brown delivered her emotional speech when accepting an award for Best Actor in a Show the Netflix series was hailed as Show of the Year Much-loved series This Is Us didn’t go home empty handed as it took home a Golden Popcorn in Tearjerker category The Walking Dead and Black-ish also grabbed one award each for Best Villain (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Best American Story respectively Trevor Noah (The Daily Show) won Best Host defeating Ellen DeGeneres John Oliver RuPaul and Samantha Bee while RuPaul’s Drag Race was dubbed as the Best Reality Competition FOX’s Grease Live won Best Musical Moment Channing Tatum and Beyonce Knowles shared a Golden Popcorn for their performance on Lip Sync Battle which competed in the Trending category Honoring the best in the big screen and small screen the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards was hosted by Adam DeVine For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 18 2017 6:33 pm Alia Bhatt also talked about the role of fear in one’s life Top News Alia Bhatt has been trolled and criticised for her lack of general knowledge The actor has always braved that criticism with courage and abandon During the India Today Conclave in New Delhi on Saturday Alia shared some advice and insights her father Mahesh Bhatt gave her about life and other things The actor shared one of the instances when she asked her father about people trolling her low IQ Alia revealed that Mahesh Bhatt told her “Nature has given you the brilliance of an actor You have been gifted in other ways So thank nature for giving you a balance” Alia also talked about the role of fear in one’s life She said that she is aware that one day everything will go away and that even sun dies down one day “Fear of losing keeps me going Nothing lasts forever ” Alia said “My father taught me there is always someone better than me somewhere So never say that I have arrived “Alia added The actor also shared “You rather be stupid rather than pretend to be intelligent A lot of your energy is consumed when you explain it to this world that you know it all You can conserve this energy and use it to gain true knowledge True knowledge can be acquired by being on the threshold of ignorance” Also Read:Rishi Kapoor to enact passages from his autobiography Khullam Khulla on stage At the same event Karan Johar also spoke about various things earlier in the day “Most of us walk the path of grey and not white or black My honesty on several topics is one of the reasons I want to connect with peopleSometimes your imperfections can channelise your thoughts It is okay to be imperfect Everything in life in not like a hallmark card Eventually you reach what you call midlife bliss where you know that only truth matters” Karan said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News Muslims were present at garbas as organisers.

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eight each from Kulgam and Shopian, and Bale believes the 47-year-old was still the best person for the role. was postponed when the director felt that the team needed more time for post production. along with French President Francois Hollande,show will feature a lot of my celebrity friends, or it’s turning too much.(There are) people sitting in other countries and speakingabout pitches in India” a livid Kohli said at the post matchmedia conference Kohli said that Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessisshowed that if there was application then one could evensurvive on this strip “It is just a matter of mindset People are giving theiropinion and they are free to do so But we don’t feel thatway Today (Friday) was a classic example of two guys (South Africacaptain Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis) applying themselvesand showing that it can be done” Kohli pointed out to hisdetractors Just like his teammate Ravichandran Ashwin had said thatIndian players never complained about the pitches that theygot overseas the skipper also decided to speak in the samevein “We have never complained when we had challengingconditions and we won’t complain in future either We try toimprove our game It is always just the matter of us nothaving the technique or mental strength to cope withconditions away from home When these sorts of things happeneveryone talks about undue home advantage “People can talk about it or can choose not to talk aboutit The fact is that we have won the series We won two Testmatches We have sealed the series and we are happy about it”Kohli was point blank in his response He also pointed out that in the recent past all teams haddone well at home only barring a team like South Africa? another paddy grower, Some of those even did not bother to lock their houses. near Acacia Mining’s licensed Bulyanhulu gold mine which is majority-owned by Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp. “The small-scale miners were buried alive after the tunnels they were digging collapsed.

come to power, Reuters While the mogri is traditionally used to wash clothes,the minister has advised the brides to use it on theirhusbands if they turn alcoholic or harass them and refuse tomend their ways The gifted mogri even bears the caption ‘sharabiyon kesutara hetu bhent police nahi bolegi’ (gift for beatingdrunkards police will not intervene) Gopal Bhargava state minister of panchayati raj andrural development gifted the bats to nearly 700 brides duringa mass marriage ceremony solemnised on the auspicious occasionof Akshaya Tritiya Saturdayin his home town Garhakota inSagar district While others will be flummoxed by the uncommon gift the minister says women from the region often meet him to complainabout their alcoholic husbands and he felt it was an aptpresent "Whenever I visit any rural or urban area in myconstituency women complain about their husband’s drinkinghabit They inform me that whatever little they earn issnatched away by their husband for alcohol They (women) arealso subjected to physical violence" Bhargava told PTI "The idea of gifting mogri struck me when a womanasked me whether she should get her husband to stop drinkingby beating him with this wooden plank" the minister said So he ordered 10000 bats to be gifted to women"suffering at the hands of their alcoholic husbands" The minister sees nothing wrong in it and feels that it astep towards bringing social change which is necessary todeal with the menace of alcoholism? Pune can seriously enforce energy conservation in every manner to? housing, a second year resident doctor, meanwhile.

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