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Out of 300 personnel,has been stepped up considering the festival season, he added Ramadan is the ninth and holiest month in the Islamic calendar in which Muslims are required to abstain from fooddrinksmoking and sex from dawn to dusk For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA Chinese-led group has withdrawn its offer to buy a stake in German carmaker-backed mapping company HERE after it failed to win approval from a US national security oversight board HERE logo Chinese mapping company Navinfo said on 26 September that the company and partners Chinese internet giant Tencent and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC had dropped plans to take 10 percent of HERE which is developing high-resolution maps to enable autonomous driving and a range of other internet services Navinfo said in a statement that it spent months after the deal was announced in January seeking approval from the US Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) But after meeting CFIUS resistance the group had decided to pull its investment offer It did not give details of why CFIUS opposed the investment HERE the world’s biggest provider of digital maps for the automotive industry conducts business in the United States and is 15 percent owned by US chipmaker Intel Corp Chinese investments in companies the US government considers key to national security have come under increasing scrutiny from CFIUS a secretive interagency panel chaired by the Treasury department Last year CFIUS blocked plans by a Chinese company to acquire the assets of German electronic chipmaker Aixtron and a second deal in which Philips planned to sell its Lumileds lighting business to a Chinese fund Navinfo and Amsterdam-based HERE said in separate statements that they both still planned to cooperate to create high resolution maps for future autonomous driving services in China without Navinfo or partners taking a financial stake in HERE Navinfo Tencent and GIC planned to take a 10 percent stake in HERE by acquiring shares from Germany’s luxury automakers BMW Daimler AG and VW’s Audi business which are HERE’s three controlling shareholders “The decision follows a regulatory review process during which the parties determined there was no practicable path to receiving the necessary approval for the transaction to proceed” HERE said in a statement Separately Japanese auto electronics maker Pioneer Corp said last week that it plans to buy a stake of less than 1 percent in HERE Written by Mini Chandran | Published: January 16 2016 12:01 am Rudyard Kipling Related News SALMAN Rushdie seems to have summed up all of India’s attitude to Rudyard Kipling when he said “I have never been able to read Kipling calmly” As Rushdie admits it is only with a mixture of anger and delight that we Indians can read Kipling Anger at his obvious racism and delight at the felicity of his story-telling Perhaps no other writer has undergone such a rollercoaster ride of fame as Kipling At the turn of the 20th century he was the single-most influential figure literary or otherwise who was heard with great respect by kings and PMs Politically incorrect in every way he stoutly defended British colonisation opposed Home Rule for Ireland and openly criticised the Suffragette Movement in England His friends included King George V Cecil Rhodes and Theodore Roosevelt He was artistically and commercially a success winning the Nobel Prize in 1907 When he died in 1936 his funeral was attended by heads of state as well as other dignitaries But the sun set on Kipling and political maps got redrawn with the fall of colonialism He got such a postcolonial drubbing that his name became synonymous with the worst of cultural imperialism Poems like “The White Man’s Burden” where he refers to the colonised as uncivilised people “half devil and half child” or dictums about the irreconcilable East and West did not particularly help George Orwell’s unkind and vehement denunciation was echoed by many privately: “Kipling is a jingo imperialist he is morally insensitive and aesthetically disgusting” When the empire started writing back Kipling the white man’s unacknowledged legislator became the native’s whipping boy Now 150 years after his birth the dust seems to have settled and it is perhaps time to reassess his legacy India might have overcome Kipling but had Kipling managed to overcome India He never returned to India after leaving in 1889 but the country continued to live in his works — in fact the best of his works dealt with India All accusations of Orientalist condescension notwithstanding there is no denying the fact that Kipling knew the country in a way perhaps even many Indians would not have known His stint as a journalist at Lahore and Allahabad acquainted him with not only the pukka English circles but also the brothels and opium dens of Lahore where he spent many insomniac nights He spoke fluent Hindi and imbibed the spirit of the place which he was able to convey through his stories especially the novel Kim Kim seems to be the fictional alter-ego of Kipling himself the white boy who could have passed off as a native and “spoke the vernacular by preference and his mother-tongue in a clipped uncertain sing-song” His great love for children enlivens the animal stories told with a delightful verve Granted that it was the Disneyfication of Kipling that made Mowgli and friends so popular but there is no denying the brilliance of The Jungle Book or Just So Stories Later writers like Gerald Durrell perfected Kipling’s art of attributing human characteristics to animals endearing them to children and adults alike It is no wonder that animals that are normally scary to children like wolves bears black panthers and snakes became lovable companions in the form of Akela Baloo Bagheera and Kaa They are the ancestors of Simba Timon Pumba Nemo Diego and Sid It is the great love for the country that is obvious in the joie de vivre of Kipling’s Indian stories a quality that is missing in his other works The zest for life that is the hallmark of Kim or Mowgli is infectious and Kipling seemed to have associated it with the spirit of India It appears as if he could never quite exorcise India from his psyche trying to recreate it wherever he went naming his house in Canada “Naulakha” Maybe he was laying his demons to rest by writing exhaustively about the single clime he could never forget It is now time to retrieve the “native” from the trappings of the pukka English sahib that Kipling publicly seemed to be The writer teaches at IIT Kanpur For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune | Published: April 25 2017 9:01 am A man takes a nap in an open jeep parked at Qurtergate on Monday Arul Horizon Top News It’s not just the elderly who are vulnerable to extreme temperatures A new study investigating the effects of weather extremes on the health of people in rural areas has shown that the working age group (20-59 years) were at a higher risk of dying as a result of hot weather Among those particularly vulnerable included farmers lesser-educated people and women Researchers who analysed 3079 deaths from data collected from 2004-2013 from across 22 villages at Vadu east of Pune found that almost 70 per cent persons involved in farming were at risk of heat-related mortality due to high temperatures during summer Two other vulnerable groups included residents with low education and women Vijendra Ingole the lead author of the “Socio-environmental factors associated with heat and cold-related mortality in Vadu Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) Western India: A population based case-crossover study” told The Indian Express that there was a significant association between daily temperature and mortality The Vadu (HDSS) monitors daily deaths births in-out migration and other demographic trends in 22 villages from two administrative blocks in the rural Pune district Daily deaths from Vadu HDSS and daily weather data (temperature and rainfall) from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) were collected from 2004 to 2013 “In this analysis we have used data of 3079 deaths (from all causes)” Ingole said The study which has been approved for publication in the International Journal of Biometeorology provides evidence that the rural populations of working age in the country are especially vulnerable to extreme temperatures “We found an increase in total mortality by 48 per cent per °C above a threshold greater than 31°C during the summer periodm” Ingole said Daily mean temperature for the study period of January 2004 to December 2013 was obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather data from the local meteorological office of the IMD for the period of 2004-2013 to check its validity with online available data We re-computed mean temperature in both data sets which were reasonably highly correlated Ingole said Co-author of the study Dr Sanjay Juvekar from the Vadu Rural Health Programme run by KEM hospital and research centre said that for the first time this study identified vulnerable population groups (working age groups those with low education and farmers) in relation to high temperature These findings might have important policy implications in preventing heat and cold effects particularly on vulnerable groups Juvekar said Vadu HDSS is a member of the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health (INDEPTH) that conducts longitudinal surveillance for monitoring and evaluation of population health in low and middle-income countries Socio-economic status is one important factor that may be a determinant of heat-related morbidity and mortality Individuals of low income are more likely to have chronic diseases or other medical risk factors mental illness and less adequate types of housing which will all modify the risk of heat-related mortality “We need further studies to achieve better understanding of the multiple social and environmental factors of vulnerability to study interaction with heat exposures in the agricultural and manufacturing industry workers In this study we aimed to quantify the association of heat during summer and winter with mortality by sex age ownership of agricultural land house type education and occupation in Vadu” they said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Updated: October 10 2014 12:42 am Beg’s conspiracy is an interpretation of what Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri did in London in June before deciding in July to hit Pakistan with an agitation to dislodge Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from power (Source: AP) Related News Pakistan has once again unsurprisingly succumbed to the lure of a conspiracy to explain why Imran Khan is making the country miserable these days Former army chief General (retired) Aslam Beg came on TV on September 21 saying that the current army chief General Raheel Sharif “has foiled a conspiracy to create anarchy in the country and bring about martial law” No one challenged the lack of factual logic in the statement of a retired man with the case of a big-money rip-off called “Mehrangate” pending against him at the Supreme Court This was anticipated even by Beg because the Pakistani mind prefers to understand life through conspiracies He laid it on thick: “The US the UK Canada and Iran are hatching conspiracies to destabilise Pakistan” Why leave India out some of us India-centrics may ask If your mind is not used to inductive logic — a scrutiny of events without a “categorical” prejudging initial statement — you cannot join the dots of probability as a normal person would As an instrument of demystification conspiracy enables the primitive man to survive a life he can’t understand Muslims suffer from life-explaining conspiracies collectively and have become dangerous for the rational world Beg’s conspiracy is an interpretation of what Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri did in London in June before deciding in July to hit Pakistan with an agitation to dislodge Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from power What was not a mystery in Pakistan was the spoiled relationship between the country’s powerful army and the Sharif government Some thought that the Khan-Qadri duo was egged on by the army as the latest trigger of regime change in Islamabad Then a leader of Khan’s party revealed more: that a retired ISI officer was writing the script for the overthrow It envisaged the gathering of a mammoth crowd in Islamabad’s central square paralysing the government Even the murder of a “prominent Pakistani” was planned as a curtain-raiser The climactic moment came after a “dharna” but the army chief didn’t stage the coup Now ex-army chief Beg throws in another conspiracy which primarily bails out the current army chief by piling kudos on him and pleads subliminally for some help in bailing Beg out of his big money-grab case Forgetting his past shoddiness as a thinker the media has swallowed his latest gem hook line and the entire fishing rod Now join the dots if you can America and the UK invited Khan and Qadri to London and asked them to derail democracy in Pakistan because they expected Pakistan under Sharif to become a pain in the neck after Nato’s withdrawal from Afghanistan The taming of a cantankerous Pakistan would thus facilitate India into a commanding regional position against China This is not enough Throw in Iran too Beg said “unfortunately” Iran was no longer the Iran of his time when he had made an illegal secret pact worth billions of dollars for nuclear-tech transfers from Pakistan without telling then PM Nawaz Sharif who balked on knowing about it Beg was not strong enough as army chief to topple Sharif then He tends to go nuts when talking about global politics Has Iran joined the US-British plot Qadri it is said was taken to Qom in Iran and made to meet Iranian leaders (Qadri swears he didn’t visit Iran) Then he was taken to the Pope in the Vatican as if the kind old man controlled world events (Qadri swears he didn’t visit the Vatican) Ignored was Qadri’s career as a Sunni-Barelvi religious leader closest to accepting the rituals of the Shia in Pakistan and in return admired by them for his lack of prejudice If Iran decorates him for this it would be normal Qadri is a lonely “peacenik” in times of a grand civilisational clash with the West led by Muslim clerics He ducked out of a Pakistan that had chosen its warlike non-state actors entirely from among anti-Qadri Deobandi-Wahhabi elements funded for a quarter-century by a Saudi Arabia scared to death by the rising power of the only really big nation of the Gulf region Iran Why were the pro-Shia Barelvis kept out of jihad Because the funding Pakistan received then was through grants from the US matched dollar-for-dollar by Saudi Arabia In Pakistan Qadri doesn’t stand a chance The non-state actors are too powerful and are backed by Saudi money Joining with the Shia Qadri has actually shortened the lease of his life Imran Khan is a “normal” Pakistani who hates America from his guts and has recently finished disrupting Nato supplies going to Afghanistan through the province he rules not least because he knew that the then army chief General Ashfaq Kayani was opposed to the past policy of favouring America on Nato supplies and drones Inside Pakistan he was strategically placed for a toppling in Islamabad How come he now joined America in the London plot But a primitive mind doesn’t care for that kind of illogic Pakistan will stew in the juice of its conspiracy theories while the world can kill it by ignoring it It is still simmering with the theory that India had upended its illegal dams on Pakistan to drown innocent Pakistanis India’s dams are actually meant to trap Pakistan’s water to be better able to inflict floods on Pakistan If Pakistan is going through one of its typical convulsions simply blame the CIA Mossad RAW the US and its secret arm called “Blackwater” If as a retired armyman you want to send a message to the active army chief who can bail you out of a red-tape thicket say that he has averted the latest conspiracy by Hunud-o-Yuhud Hunud of course is the Arabic plural of “Hindu” and Yuhud is a plural of “Jew” Often the two unite under the evil flag of the Israel-worshipping and India-supporting US to do us down A conspiracy is nothing if you don’t first create space for it by creating eternal enemies you are not supposed to reconcile with Conspiracy theories leech you off your brains Till recently the most pathetic community walking around with empty skulls were the inspectors-general of police who survived by accusing America Israel and India of committing terrorism in Pakistan of blowing up naval installations and generally messing up Karachi and other cities — till the rascally Taliban and al-Qaeda started owning up to the incidents Of course New Delhi has the Taliban on its leash Umberto Eco in Turning Back the Clock: Hot Wars and Media Populism traced conspiracy to Homer who told the Greeks how events were born in the minds of the gods on Mount Olympus Tragedies occurred because the hero couldn’t read the minds of the divine conspirators There was an inevitability of defeat in this divine theorem What the Pakistani mind is doing is a kind of embrace of the irrational to signal inevitable defeat Of course Raheel Sharif is not going to like the gratuitous bestowal of heroic defiance on him by an ex-chief in trouble He should remember that the man as head of the Pakistani army had predicted the defeat of America at the hands of Saddam Hussein in 1991 only to be foiled by Nawaz Sharif who opposed Saddam but had to suffer a discredited Beg The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published: January 7 2017 3:28 pm Shah Rukh Khan Aanand L Rai will team up for a film The shoot will begin this year Related News Aanand L Rai who has proved his direction skills with films like Raanjhanaa Tanu Weds Manu and Tanu Weds Manu Returns is now prepping up for his much anticipated project with Shah Rukh Khan Though it was no secret that the actor and director are teaming up for the first time nothing more was known about the project All we heard through rumours was that SRK might be playing a dwarf in the film Shah Rukh and Anand Rai might not be revealing anything about the film but trade analyst Taran Adarsh has given out some information Through a series of Tweets he spoke about Aanand’s upcoming projects including the one with King Khan Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions to start multiple films… Aanand’s next directorial venture starring SRK to start this year… — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 6 2017 Aanand L Rai has joined hands with Anurag Kashyap for two films… One of them is an intense love story-musical set in a small town… — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 6 2017 Aanand L Rai will also produce #Nimmo [dir: Rahul Sankalya] and a quirky romantic-comedy #ShubhMangalSaavdhan [dir: RS Prasanna]… — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 6 2017 Earlier Anand L Rai had said that the SRK starrer will be a romantic film but remained tight-lipped about its cast All he said was “You may assume that When an actor like Shah Rukh is there it is bound to do something with romance” Also read |Shah Rukh Khan’s patent pose is hijacked by Sushant Singh Rajput “I don’t want to reveal the story For now I am keeping it to myself only Hopefully I can bring a great story for the audience Let me save the suspense for you” he added As per reports the film will be produced by SRK’s home production Red Chillies Entertainment Meanwhile Shah Rukh Khan is busy with the promotions of his upcoming big ticket film Raees and will soon begin working on the post-production of his movie with Anushka Sharma which is tentatively called The Ring and directed by Imtiaz Ali More from the world of Entertainment: Aanand will also be teaming up with Anurag Kashyap for two projects one of them being an intense romantic musical set in a small town The producer will also produce Nimmo directed by Rahul Sankalya] and a quirky romantic-comedy Shubh Mangal Saavdhan directed by RS Prasanna For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related Newswithout making adequate efforts to trace his parents. 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