who were convicted for destroying evidence by removing the bloodstains from the car. Rizwan was accused in many heinous cases and was also reportedly orchestrating criminal activities from within the jail.

suffered a 1-6 6-7 defeat in the mixed doubles contest that lasted one hour and 13 minutes.the number of children who died at the Hospital in Gorakhpur, “The landlord is asking me she wants to speak to Sheena as cops are inquiring on that part. The work once started should have been completed, said Councillor H C Kalyan The contractors at many places are unwilling to work when the rates that are offered are less than market rates The condition of the slip roads is such that it can lead to accidents? 2012 3:59 am Related News Admitting that Congress MLAs in Punjab feel that the Centre should partially roll back petrol prices, Sources said all concerned departments are working on giving a final shape to the drive. but less than an even chance. the sequel to the 2011 entertainer “Tanu Weds Manu” focuses on the rediscovery of love between a married couple. The victim had got into a cab of one Naushad Ali Nijamuddin Shaikh in Dombivli. Houston: The foster father of a 3-year-old Indian girl.

Gadchiroli, For all the latest Ludhiana News, amid fresh blame game after over 60 children died in the state-run hospital over the past one week. “You will find all kind of audience in India. What surprised civic activists was that the waste was being dumped openly and brazenly in MLA Jagtap’s area. property dealers are finding no buyers of the land in hill areas. “We know that social interactions are closely linked to health status, The film will go on floor on June 1 and is expected to hit the screens around Diwali next year. said after Saturday’s 6-1, but keeps pulling back when asked for more.

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besides Castro, I also found that this scientist was in contact with Rajesh Talwar from before. the man who coached him on way to the gold in Bydgoszcz, By the time we started shooting,in election posters and launching his ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign on his own without taking the RJD chief in to confidence. Given this history,the BJP is now trying to create differences between the two over the issue of ‘Jungle Raj’ since Nitish does not want to bebracketed with a “tainted” person who has beenconvicted and sentenced to a five-year jail term in the fodder scam but is presently out on bail Also with Lalu byhis side the issues of law and order corruption and governance are immediately dismissed Clearly Lalu is Nitish’sbiggest weakness and yet the Bihar chief minister can’t dump himsince theassembly elections are around the corner In any case Nitish is the clear loser now If he dumps Lalu he instantly loses the support of theYadav voters but if he stayswith him it revives the fear of a time most would prefer to forget The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is likely to releasethe All India Entrance Examination (AIEEA) Result 2017 on 5 July 2017 Students can check their All India Entrance Examination results 2017 at icarexamnet The test was held on 10 June for UG and on 11 June for PG according to a report in The Indian Express The question paper had 60 multiple choice questions from five subjects Representational image PTI Students can check their results through these steps: As has been observed over the course of the past few weeks the dates and times of result announcements have been frequently changed around The information above has not been independently verified However this article will continue to be updated to reflect official updates as and when they come in Written by Amrith Lal | New Delhi | Updated: November 10 2015 12:52 pm (Source: CR Sasikumar) Top News Diwali marks Ram’s return to Ayodhya victorious from the battle with Ravan Ahead of the festival this year we look at the many versions of the epic which has shaped our culture arts and politics It is a splendidly various tradition from the rationalism of the Jain Ramayana to the humour of the Mapilla Ramayanam It is both a political ideal and a deeply personal experience It is the mega-story that contains a multitude of narratives of India Twenty five years ago then BJP president LK Advani started out on his Ram rath — a mini-truck redesigned to resemble a chariot — from Somnath in Gujarat to mobilise cadres to build a Ram temple in place of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya Advani did not reach Ayodhya as he was arrested on route in Samastipur Bihar but the BJP arrived on the national stage riding the massive communal polarisation in the wake of his yatra In his autobiography Advani recounts that a recurrent theme in his speeches during the yatra was “Ram bhakti se lok shakti jagrut ho sakti hai (The power of devotion for Ram can unleash people’s power)” The political campaign reinvented Ram as a militant god Two years later Hindutva stormtroopers demolished the Babri Masjid The story of the making of this militant Ram has been recounted by Advani in great detail in his autobiography Advani was not the first person to use Ram to further political goals Mahatma Gandhi and Periyar EV Ramasami the founder of the Dravidian movement leaders of entirely different ideological moorings had used Ram to craft their own political idioms Gandhi found in Ram the ideal political personality who refused to see the personal and the political as separate worlds Periyar read the Ramayana as a parable of Aryan domination over Dravidians and Ram as the villain of the piece Advani spotted in Ram a vehicle to promote Hindutva and win political power for his party and ideology All three political figures recognised that the language of religion provide a powerful medium to spread ideas and mobilise people Is Ram an archetype of Indian politics The pan-Indian presence and appeal of the Ramayana makes him attractive to politicians in search of symbols The persona of Ram seems more amenable to political use as compared to say Krishna who is no less popular In an essay ‘Ram and Krishna and Siva’ (1956) socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia wrote of Ram Krishna and Siva as India’s three great dreams of perfection Ram is the epitome of the “limited personality” Krishna of the “exuberant personality” and Siva of the “non-dimensional personality” but each is perfect he wrote The limited personality according to Lohia stays within the confines of the circle In contrast the exuberant personality recognises rules only as long as it wishes to do so and breaks them the moment they begin to prove irksome Ram Lohia points out never stepped out of the circle of rules drawn around his authority That unquestioned submission led to the three or four blemishes of his life There perhaps lies the clue to the social sanction of Ram as the ideal ruler He represented order submission to the rules of the day loyalty to the existing hierarchy Krishna who refused to be a prisoner of rules and order and was willing to be licentious when the situation demanded was not an ideal to be promoted He could subvert the system The tension between the political idea of the ideal king and Ram’s silences in the face of an unjust social order has been explored by many writers In the seventh century Sanskrit dramatist Bhavabhuti got Luv and Kush to question Ram’s disfiguring of Tadaka In the 20th century Malayalam playwright CN Sreekantan Nair wrote Kanchana Sita the first play of his Ramayana trilogy in which Ram is a tragic hero helplessly watching Kshatriyas and Brahmins fight to establish supremacy Nair’s Valmiki runs counter to Vasishta’s palace seer who was a custodian of the Brahminical order In Kanchana Sita Valmiki represents the freedom of the forest which refuses to endorse the inhuman caste hierarchy in the kingdom of Ayodhya Sita is prakriti the essence of nature an idea that filmmaker G Aravindan pursued in his screen adaptation of Nair’s play Nair a radical political activist in his youth was reading the Ramakatha in the light of the rights-based politics of his times Periyar had also read Ramayana as a text that promoted a value system that needed to be questioned His argument was not that of one race conquering another but that of one idea of justice subjugating another — the Brahminical Aryans imposing their caste-centric social system on the more egalitarian Dravidians His political agenda was to reclaim the Dravidian social idea Gandhi expanded the “limited personality” of Ram and turned it to an abstract idea of god and state His Ram rajya is an ethical construct where the praja is the king and the ruler is merely the servant of the subjects “My Ram” Gandhi says “the Ram of our prayers is not the historical Ram the son of Dasharath — the King of Ayodhya He is the eternal the unborn the one without a second Him alone I worship His aid alone I seek and so should you He belongs equally to all I therefore see no reason why a Mussulman or anybody should object to taking his name But he is in no way bound to recognise God as Ram He may utter to himself Allah or Khuda so as not to mar the harmony of the sound” Gandhi’s “omnipresent omnipotent Ram” resembles more the god that Kabir worshipped than Valmiki’s The dominant Ram narrative in Indian politics since the 1980s has been set by the Ayodhya movement and the image of the battle-ready masculine hero The enduring appeal of the Tulsidas’s Ramcharitmanas and the popularity of Ramanand Sagar’s television Ramayan of the 1980s were channeled to prepare the ground for the Ram of Hindutva politics Badri Narayan author of Fascinating Hindutva (2009) explains this process thus: “The BJP was in quest of an aggressive image of Lord Ram as its symbol which could be used to mobilise all the Hindu castes to fight against their common enemy the Muslims In the Ramcharitmanas although there are multiple meanings of the symbol of Ram they are all non-violent and non-aggressive The only time during the whole sequence of Ramayana that Ram became aggressive was when he raised his bow and arrow to calm the sea at Rameshwaram while building the bridge to Lanka to rescue Sita This single aggressive imagery of Ram was picked out … and merged with all the multiple non-aggressive images of Ram and the various cultural connotations were transformed into a political one This was made feasible through activities like Advani’s rath yatra deep prajwalan in villages shila pujan and circulating calenders photographs bindis Ramnavami clothes and so on which the BJP carried out from in collaboration with the VHP” Ramlilas became opportunities to build religion-centric coalitions or to exclude communities Among the paths that branch off from the Ram archetype one seeks to expand the meaning of Ram as an inclusive abstract idea as Gandhi did Another sets out to limit him in a moment of aggression Kabir says plunge into Ram / There: No Hindu No Turk The story originally appeared with the headline Hero and Hero Worship For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 10 2017 2:15 pm After the success of Sairat Akash Thorar will collaborating with Mahesh Manjrekar The poster of his new film was shared by Salman Khan Top News Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Monday shared a poster of Marathi actor Akash Thosar’s next film FU The regional actor had gained fame after the huge success of Nagraj Manjule’s film Sairat His new film FU will be directed by renowned actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor took to Twitter and shared the first poster of the film “Sairat throb Aakash Thosar is back with Mahesh Manjrekar’s FU’” wrote Salman Khan while posting a photo which announced ‘HE IS BACK’ along with the photo of a hand gesturing ‘rock on’ Sairat has been a dream come true for Thosar He was spotted by director Nagraj Manjule who went on to cast him in the lead role for his movie Sairat The film which was made on a low budget of Rs 4 crore and went on to become the highest grossing Marathi film of 2016 with a box office collection of Rs 60 crore approximately Sairat throb #AakashThosar is back with @manjrekarmahesh‘s #FU pictwittercom/AW2crVI7eR — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 10 2017 Akash and Rinku Rajguru ( the lead female actor) were even awarded a bonus of Rs 5 crore after their big success Not just in terms of collection even critics and acclaimed filmmaker of Bollywood had appreciated the film Zoya Akhtar had particularly mentioned how much she had loved the film when she came on the show Koffee With Karan this year Also read:Akshay Kumar in tears as he launches his dream app for Indian jawans seephoto Salman Khan who delivered successful hit last year with Sultan has teamed up with the director Ali Abbas Zafar for Tiger Zinda Hai which is the sequel of the Kabir Khan film Ek Tha Tiger He has collaborated with Kabir Khan for Tubelight which will be releasing in June Tubelight will also feature superstar Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo role For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Ila Patnaik | Published: July 6 2012 3:37 am Related News Fixing exchange rates only tackles the symptoms of the brewing BoP crisis Last weekthe RBI released the latest balance of payments data for India This data highlights the grim economic situation faced by the country Unless corrective steps are immediately takenthe problem could quickly turn into a bigger disaster It could mean further rupee depreciationstress on balance sheets of companies who have borrowed in dollarsa higher import billdifficulties for banks whose clients have borrowed in dollarshigher inflation as the price of tradables risesand capital flight from India The data shows that for the year 2011-12 India ran a current account deficit of 42 per cent of the GDP This is the first time India has run such a large current account deficit It means that India overspent to the extent of $78 billion during the year In the last quarter of the yearfrom January to March 2012the current account deficit had risen to 45 per cent of the GDP In these three months aloneIndia overspent to the tune of nearly $22 billion The main sources that financed this overspending were portfolio flows of $14 billion and dissaving through depletion of reserves by $57 billion In the coming quarters we cannot expect these two to be the stable sources to fund our overspending Many observers argue that FDI is a stable source of funding But during the period in which there has been a crisis in international banking and poor investment sentimentand lack of FDI-related reforms in Indiamany foreign firms have pulled money back In recent yearsforeign firms repatriated money from India This reached a high of $107 billion in 2011 The above data is till March 2012 The period April to June 2012 has been equally difficult Although the balance of data for this period is not available yetthe volatility in the exchange rate market reveals the supply demand mismatches in the foreign exchange market What happens to the rupee may be good for some and bad for othersbut that is only part of the story A sharp depreciation gives us information on how the economy is behaving It tells us what investors feel about the country It informs us about how households and firms value Indian assets One view of the large current account deficit is that it is driven by gold importsand is thus not truly a current account deficit as gold is an asset So the money spent on gold imports should be treated as a capital account outflow rather than an outflow on the current account Buying gold is like buying an international asset If central banks buy US treasury bills (T-bills) with the dollars they buy when they intervene in foreign exchange markets because they feel that US T-bills are liquidrisk free and a good inflation hedge households feel that gold has similar properties and is suitable for them as an asset When a central bank buys US T-billsthey are an asset for the country Similarlywhen households buy goldif we treat it as an asset and move the entry to the capital accountthe assets and liability sides match and the current account deficit looks smaller In principlethere can be little disagreement with such an accounting change Howeverthe discussion above misses out on one important story It ignores the question of why there has been a sudden fall in bank deposits and an increase in gold purchase by Indian households in the last one year It ignores the message this gives us on what households feel about the value of the rupee If we ignore this storywe do not take into account the problem of inflation and the household response to itand the implications for the balance of payments Recentlythe finance ministry announced a number of measures that would increase the flow of capital into the economy Most of those measures made it easier for India to borrow for her overspending There were no corrective steps on how India will reduce the overspending In additionthe RBI has asked oil companies to buy dollars directly from banks This means it doesnt want the rupee-dollar exchange rate to be determined in the foreign exchange market Even if the rupee becomes more stable after these stepsdoes it mean that we would have addressed the basic problem We would only have tried to hide the bad news and made it easier to go into denial mode Hiding the bad news will allow us to continue longer with unsustainable policies This way the problem with only grow bigger The fundamental problems that are causing Indias balance of payments crisis are well known by now On the one handon the current accountthe country faces a twin deficit situation a large fiscal deficit spilling over into a large current account deficit At the same timespending on the most import-intensive consumption itemoildoes not fall even when the rupee price of oil changes as firms and households do not face higher pricesthanks to a product subsidy Inflation has undermined the value of the rupeeand households have moved towards gold where again additional demand is met through imports On the other handon the capital accountthe inflow of foreign capital has become highly unstable The global economic situation was bad enough with European banks deleveraging and foreign portfolio investors flipping between risk-on and risk-off mode after the crisis in the US and Europe We added to our woes by announcing the GAARviolating rule of law through the Vodafone tax issuestalling large projectsproposing investor unfriendly policies and killing the India growth story Given the past experience Manmohan Singh and his advisorC Rangarajanhave with a balance of payments crisisit can be hoped that there is a change in the manner in which the BoP problem is handled in the coming months Instead of killing the messengerin this casethe exchange rate of the rupeeand hiding the problemthe government will need to address the disease and not its symptoms The writer is a professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and PolicyDelhi express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: January 14 2015 12:12 am Top News Letter of the Week Award To encourage quality reader intervention The Indian Express offers the Letter of the Week Award The letter adjudged the best for the week is published every Saturday Letters may be e-mailed to editpage @expressindiacom or sent to The Indian Express 9&10 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi -110002 Letter writers should mention their postal address and phone number The winner receives books worth Rs 1000 Letters to the editor Campaign capital THIS refers to the report ‘Delhi to vote on Feb 7 results on Feb 10’ (IE January 13) With the Election Commission announcing the poll date for Delhi a heated political campaign will resume It’s interesting to see that the AAP is already in election mode and is the only party that has declared candidates for all 70 assembly seats The Congress is in a political dilemma as some of its top leaders are unwilling to contest; maybe they have already read the writing on the wall The BJP intends to win these elections by riding on the so-called Modi wave again Opinion polls indicate that the BJP and the AAP will be neck and neck with the Congress relegated to a poor third But then politics is also known for “miracles” So let’s wait and watch — SKumar Delhi ON FEBRUARY 7 Delhi will pick its government once again It is popularly felt that this will be a tussle between the AAP and the BJP The BJP is looking stronger this time The AAP lost a lot of supporters when it abandoned government after just 49 days in the state assembly The Congress is out of the race because of its corrupt MLAs — Adil Husain Delhi Damage control APROPOS ‘After embarrassment BJP issues notice to Sakshi Maharaj for his “4 kids” remark’ (IE January 13) the party’s notice to its MP Sakshi Maharaj is a step in the right direction But the action would have been more credible if it had been taken immediately after Sakshi’s injunction to Hindu women to have four children each Initially the party had distanced itself from Sakshi’s comment But the opposition’s criticism seems to have forced the BJP to act Earlier Sakshi had had to apologise in Parliament for calling Nathuram Godse a “patriot” Loose-tongued party leaders and members associated with campaigns like “love jihad” and “ghar wapsi” are harming the Narendra Modi government and derailing the prime minister’s development agenda The party must deal with them sternly — MC Joshi Lucknow Democracy now THE Sri Lanka election results make it clear that people want to live for democracy in a democracy and by democracy (‘Colomobo collective’ IE January 13) Only leaders who work for the people and deliver good governance are acceptable Whether it’s India Egypt or Sri Lanka people have shown that the source of authority lies with them The message is clear: “You give us good governance we’ll give you support You don’t work for us we don’t need you anymore” — Shifa Sikri Ferozpur For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 8 2016 12:00 am A look at the front page of The Indian Express published on February 8 1976 Forty Years Ago Top News China announced that Public Security Minister Hua Kuo-feng had been appointed premier following Chou En-lai’s death The surprise appointment was confirmed by New China News Agency The report referred to Hua as acting premier for the first time in an account of a meeting he had with Venezuela’s new ambassador It was not clear if he had been made a temporary caretaker or whether his name would be passed on to the National People’s Congress for ratification as full premier The man universally tipped to succeed Chou was Deng Xiaoping the most senior of the 12 vice premiers who had fulfilled major state functions since Chou fell ill Constitution Change Union Minister for Law and Justice HR Gokhale stressed 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garage of his home by two men who later fled in a car the police said For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News I don? download Indian Express App More Related News Apollo Bunder is just that. then we’ll have a really good series in Bangladesh.

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