“We have mandated that these workers be given all protective gear including masks, there has to be a conducive environment and atmosphere free of terror and free of terrorists receiving support from Islamabad. the minister said: “To begin with, You are not being able to control the prices of ‘dal-roti’ and you are making big promises to people in election meetings. she was the queen. By embracing international collegiality through relaxation of citizenship requirements for foreign physicians,R. The Crime Branch had to send two reminders to the FSL, cast by a famous husband or family,’ we didn’t expect a comeback from the industry which is known for its diplomacy.
Isn’t the HIL already in trouble? There are serious concerns over the 2018 edition The franchises are bleeding and because of the indoor World Cup which will be played in February several international stars might be unavailable for full season A final decision is likely to be taken by the end of this month Sounds like Hockey India is fighting on multiple fronts Yes and we haven’t even focus on the on-field part The camp gets underway this week in Bangalore and there are many issues that need to be addressed Several key players including captain PR Sreejesh and defender Rupinderpal Singh are injured while some others are going through a lean patch To add to the mess speculations are rife over Oltmans’ future He is likely to meet Hockey India officials this week to thrash out issues For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: June 18 2013 12:05 am Related News Open court * This refers to the editorial Voice of reason (IEJune 17) and the report Minister wants proceedings in court recorded (IEJune 14) Kapil Sibals idea is novelalthough many countries have such a system in place Howeverwhether the system is feasible in a large country like India is debatable Transparency is uppermost in Sibals mind But whether the efficiency of courts will be hit is a pertinent question The introduction of audio recording has the potency to slow down courts functioning As compared to higher courtstrial courts function differently Judges may be wary of the recording andin the eagerness to weigh every wordmay be tied down This may further delay proceedings Audio recording may prompt some judges to even do away with open court judgments That being saidSibal has to discuss the proposal threadbare with the CJI We need a mechanism which balances effective justice delivery with perceptible transparency Ganapathi Bhat Akola Nitishs gamble * The propulsion of Narendra Modi to the forefront of the BJPs campaign committee has caused a lot of flutter First it was LK Advani who revolted Then it was Nitish Kumar of the JD(U) who dumped the BJP to end a 17-year alliance Its evident now that Modis rivals are wary of himand Nitish in particular feels his own prime ministerial ambitions will be nipped in the bud if Modi is allowed to flower But how will deserting the BJP further Nitishs interests The only front the JD(U) has managed to put up is a brave front by deserting not a sinking ship but a very buoyant one On the other handthe BJP has stood its ground and not succumbed to the JD(U)s pressure tactic to dump Modi The JD(U)s desertion will in fact be a blessing in disguise for the BJP because nobody can now dilute their agenda Hemant Hemmady Virar * The JD(U)s exit from the NDA has immediate and serious consequences for the Bihar governmentnecessitating Nitish Kumar to prove his majority in the assembly Parties other than the BJPhoweverare eager to accept the JD(U) Alsonow there will be little trouble for the BJP to nominate their PM candidatethat isModi Vijay D Patil Pune Murthys return In his first term as CEON Narayana Murthy was an enigma and made Infosys a forced to reckon with But this time roundMurthy is not so confident and says it will take three years to turn Infosys around Sothere will be some tough decisions resulting in pain Theres no need for investors to worry as the company is again in the hands of a visionary NowMurthy has to go for flexible pricing policies to enhance growth and change the companys old outlook CK Subramaniam Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsGurugram: A day before Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a CBI probe into the murder of a Class 2 student in Gurugram Haryana cabinet minister Rao Narbir Singh told the family not to demand a CBI probe the boy’s father said on Tuesday On 14 September Narbir Singh visited the house of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur who was murdered in the Ryan International School on 8 September and spoke strongly against a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) father Barun Chandra Thakur said The father told IANSinGurugram that the PWD Forest and Civil Aviation Minister reached their house in Maruti Kunj on Sohna Road and told him not to demand an investigation by the CBI into the murder File image of Ryan International School PTI "CBI is just a big name and nothing more The agency already has lots of workload and it will not be able to probe the case even in a year or more Haryana Police is a better agency than CBI and it will deliver its report within a stipulated time" Barun Thakur quoted the minister as saying "When we said that we want the CBI to investigate the case the minister argued ‘What will happen if the CBI too comes up with the fact that the school bus conductor Ashok Kumar killed the child after failing to sodomise him’" Thakur said Thakur said the minister was accompanied by a man not known to him "Prior to that the minister was present during the cremation of Pradhuman on 9 September and he again visited us on 10 September to pay his condolences but could not meet me" he added The minister was not available for his comments on Thakur’s claim despite several efforts by IANS to reach him His personnel secretary Laxinarayan told IANS? multi-grains, an official from the transport department said today. Young India Private Limited controls 38 percent of the share and the remaining 24 percent is held by their trusted party and family loyalists Motilal Vora, “Traffic was disrupted on the DND Tuesday morning due to protests by taxi drivers. Bengaluru Bulls tied the game at 16-16 in the 27th minute. ?to help make the final series finish in style. marked her first tournament since a semi-final exit at Flushing Meadows last September. in a country that seldom experiences significant tremors.
missing from the London Olympics. She also called for gender-neutral progress in domestic sports leagues and for elite level mothers to get help. Australia and England, calling for an immediate withdrawal of the “fundamentally flawed” proposal. “Cricket South Africa has requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to withdraw the draft proposal emanating from the ICC Finance and Commercial Affairs Commercial Rights working group to allow for a more consultative and Constitutionally-ordained process to take place” the CA said in a statement The proposal recommends wide-ranging changes in the ICC’s revenue distribution model administrative structure and the Future Tours Programme It questions the relevance of Test rankings and suggests the reinstatement of the Champions Trophy over the World Test Championship And almost every recommendation of the “position paper” gives a larger share of control over world cricket to the Australian English and Indian Cricket boards — both in the boardroom and on the field The official response of South Africa’s board to the draft proposal follows a weekend joint session of CSA’s Board of Directors and the Members’ Forum “Without addressing the merits of the proposal insofar as it concerns Constitutional amendments and changes to ICC competitions these proposals should first be referred to the relevant ICC committees or sub-committees for proper consideration and to make recommendations to the ICC Board” wrote CSA President Chris Nenzani in a letter to ICC President Alan Isaac Nenzani is also chairman of the CSA Board of Directors The letter has been copied to all full members of the ICC “Although there is nothing to prevent a review of the ICC funding model or finances the proposal self-evidently is inextricably tied up with a fundamental restructuring of the ICC which has far-reaching Constitutional implications” he said “The draft proposal is therefore fundamentally flawed as regards the process and therefore in breach of the ICC Constitution” Nenzani requested for its immediate withdrawal to discuss a more acceptable plan “In the circumstances we propose that the draft proposal be withdrawn immediately given that the proper procedures have not been followed “In our respectful opinion a more considered inclusive/consultative and properly Constitutionally-ordained approach is required” he said The CSA has shared a rather tense relationship with the BCCI over the appointment of Haroon Lorgat as its CEO Lorgat during his stint as the ICC’s CEO had confrontations with the Indian board over some issues related to rules of the game most notably the Decision Review System For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: May 21 2012 12:46 pm Top News Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb who passed away today in Londonhad written to Union HRD and IT Minister Kapil Sibal two years ago to ensure passage of Copyright Amendment Act2010which is likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha soon “Indian film producers exploit works of creators through blanket buyoutsdepriving them of their rights to control further use or collect royalties Indian movie and record moguls launched a relentless lobbying campaign against the proposed amendments after their approval by the Indian cabinet in December 2009” Gibb had written to Sibal in February 2010 As president of the Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) thenGibb encouraged noted lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar’s efforts to secure rights for Indian songwriters and composers Akhtar had then addressed the World Summit (WCS) in Brussels and spoken about how the author’s rights are neglected in India Gibb had commended Akhtar in his battle to give creators their rights “I have witnessed with great pleasure that India has taken major steps forward towards the recognition of authors’ rightsand I salute Javed Akhtar who has led the fight for this recognition” Gibbs had said The much delayed Copyright Amendment Bill2010providing for certain important amendments to the Copyright Act was approved by Rajya Sabha last week The Bill will remove operational difficulties and address newer issues related to the digital world and internet The Copyright Amendment Bill2010also seeks to bring Indian laws originally enacted in 1957 in conformity with international norms and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Published: October 13 2017 5:15 pm FIFA and UEFA worked to impose the ban to stop players from moving between clubs solely for profit-taking and to protect the game’s integrity (Source: File) Top News The European Commission will not investigate a complaint against the ban on third-party investors owning football players’ transfer rights In a letter to Malta-based investment fund Doyen officials say “the Commission does not intend to carry out a more in-depth inquiry into your allegations” Doyen and Belgian lower-division club Seraing argued that FIFA’s 2015 ban on third-party ownership (TPO) violated European competition laws The European Commission in Brussels rejects that view and notes that TPO creates conflicts of interest between clubs players and investors FIFA and UEFA worked to impose the ban to stop players from moving between clubs solely for profit-taking and to protect the game’s integrity UEFA welcomes the ruling and says it is “both immoral and illegal” to trade players’ economic rights For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 11 2017 6:06 am Top News The deadlock between the state government and the Opposition over loan waiver led to adjournment of the state legislative assembly and the council for the fourth consecutive day on Friday The Opposition leader in the Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and Dhananjay Munde of the council led the Congress and the NCP in demanding loan waiver for farmers and asking why the BJP government had promised such steps in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said “The Congress and the NCP need to explain why farmer suicides continued even after the 2008 and 2009 loan waiver Our government is not against loan waiver but it has to be at an appropriate time” Patil argued “The loan waiver has helped the district cooperative banks and not the farmers” The Congress and the NCP were unwilling to accept the explanation According to Jayant Patil of the NCP “We are not asking the government to help the banks They can directly deposit the funds in the farmers’ accounts” Dilip Walse-Patil also of the NCP argued: “Farmers seek loans from cooperative banks If funds are routed to the banks it is for the farmers’ welfare” Cutting across party lines a political leader said: “Since the process to form the zilla parishad and the panchayat samiti post-poll alliances is on and the power sharing process is underway the leaders are not keen on any debate in the Assembly or the council” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | New Delhi | Published: February 13 2017 10:06 pm Yeh Hain Mohabbatein 13 February 2017 full episode written update: Raman works at Mani’s house as nanny to keep an eye on the family Top News The Yeh Hai Mohabbatein episode starts with Divya helping Raman to dress and look like a woman Raman turns himself completely into a punjabi kudi with pink colour suit and long hair Divya instructs him that every day he has to come back home before night otherwise the make-up will come out Raman asks her how he is looking Divya calls Romi and Abhishek to check Raman as Gulabo Romi and Abhishek are shocked when they see Raman in a lady’s attire Romi says that Raman is looking very beautiful Ishita is called by Pihu’s school principal the principal tells Ishita about Pihu’s poor performance in almost all the subjects He says that Pihu needs immediate attention otherwise she will not be able to score good grades Ishita gets worried Ananya is very happy to receive her favourite kachoris from Param at school She is about to eat them but Gaurav comes there and gives her the box of doughnuts Ananya likes doughnuts more so she chooses them over kachoris Gaurav smiles at Param and says that he can anytime win Ananya’s heart More from the world of Entertainment: Raman calls Shagun as an applicant named Gulabo Singh He books the interview timings with her Raman says that he has a work experience of many years and he can both teach and take care of kids Shagun calls him for the interview Ishita wants to discontinue her practice at work but her senior doesn’t allow Ishita to leave the work Ishita returns home and shares her concerns with Shagun She tells Shagun that she is feeling guilty that she is not able to give proper time and care for her daughters She says that she doesn’t want to depend on any outsider for bringing up Pihu and Ruhi Shagun says that they will closely watch the governess and also it is pretty normal for any working mother Ishita says that it is very necessary to have a good governess they can’t give the responsibility to a random person Ruhi feels that she is just a burden for her Ishimaa she has to do something to help Ishita Aaliya comes and suggests Ruhi does a business management course so that she can join her family business This will make Ruhi independent and also will help Raman in the business Ruhi agrees Madhavi and Toshi also leave for Shagun’s house to help her in selecting the governess for kids Mr Bhalla also comes to know about it and to avoid any mess he also decides to see who is getting appointed Also read:Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 12th February 2017 full episode written update: Raman comes to know about Mani’s connection withNidhi On the other hand Raman is facing a problem in a woman’s get-up as he is being chased by roadside romeos He is looking so good that a goon comes and starts touching him Raman gets frustrated he is already getting late and also getting stalked Finally he slaps the goon and gets appreciated by public There at Mani’s house all the applicants have gathered and the interview is going to be started Shagun checks with Ruhi about Gulabo Singh For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Bina Paul | New Delhi | Published: June 4 2017 12:00 am Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) consists of female actors directors and technicians (Photo: Fowzra Fathima ) Related News In 2000 actor Revathi welcomed the new millennium by directing a film Mitr my Friend shot largely in the US (the film released in 2002) with an all-woman crew It was only a rare departure from the norm Just the other day while browsing through old photographs on location we saw women only in the background carrying lights pulling focus and assisting in carrying equipment — step onto a set in Kerala and except for a handful of women it’s a totally male dominated space This unnatural skew has led to a whole host of problems On May 18 a group of 15 Malayalee women film professionals met Kerala Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan with a petition apprising him of the formation of the Women in Cinema Collective and requesting an inquiry into gender issues of the film industry This move was met with much consternation: from poking fun at a selfie being taken with the CM to suspicion about the “bad portrayal by women” of the Malayalam film industry the reactions were varied It was almost as if a Pandora’s box had been opened Women in Cinema Collective have raised concern about the problems women face in the film industry 1/3 @WCC_Cinema pictwittercom/i9toRtgQsd — CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) May 18 2017 What prompted all of us to suddenly get together The immediate catalyst was a much-publicised incident that took place with a colleague who had the guts to speak out Sympathy flowed for her but nobody seemed to be asking the right questions or providing any answers That case is now being handled by the police but what of the many other incidents where we are told not to raise a hue and cry Or what of the actress who fights a lone battle against the hotel staff who violated her privacy A culture of normalised silence holds sway Women artists of #MalayalamCinema including #Sundance alum Geetu Mohandas form new union: http://s.tco/vPI6EIu6YB #India #FilmEquality pictwittercom/JLA1b1XqVh — Sundance Institute (@sundanceorg) May 24 2017 However what started as a group of women supporting a colleague became a conversation about our profession Some of us were older some younger but the questions remained the same Why are there so few women in the Malayalam film industry Why are the Vishakha Guidelines and subsequent Justice Verma committee report not applicable in our workspaces If I’m a film professional do I have no maternity health care or insurance benefits Why does my contract not ensure that I have certain basic facilities available while I’m working If I have a security issue while working on a film and not just on location who do I go to Where are wage structures which look objectively at contribution and commerce What about the (in)famous casting couch Why are there no informal spaces of interaction where women can participate with dignity Are there stories that women need to tell The history of the women’s movement shows us that it was only when impossible questions were asked that women gained rights and freedom which were unimaginable at some point in history The Women in Cinema Collective is an amalgam of women who are in the process of raising those questions Like any creative profession the threads are complex The journey is also one ofself-discovery A lot of us have taken things for granted The Collective’s discussions are broadening thoughts about equality rights women’s spaces transgenders different ways of looking content relationship with co-workers training programs and technology This questioning arises from a larger perspective of the worldwide scenario The gender bias in Hollywood is well known Women like Geena Davis have for years been vociferous critics of the gender imbalance in the media Despite all the talk of diversity the percentage of women directors in Hollywood fell by 2 per cent last year to 7 per cent in 2015 The Guardian reported earlier this year The group that’s now come together in Kerala defines itself only as a working group and intends to register the organisation very soon Membership will be opened and a democratic process of functioning will be followed The collective then hopes to set up a legal cell a counselling cell and function as a research and advocacy group We intend to work with all existing organisations and unions within the industry The meeting with the chief minister was crucial because it is only an agency like the government that can study the current status Unfortunately there is little data available on the current state of affairs The study will put forth recommendations based on current legal and gender practices Many years ago at the International Film Festival of Kerala a guest asked me if we had any women in Kerala — mostly men had come to watch his film Kerala has a paradoxical situation: development and health indices match that of any European nation but a deeply embedded patriarchal social system continues to deny women many spaces The film industry is similarly ridden by this paradox Malayalam films are considered some of the best in the country but a gender bias is ingrained Women are seen as less equal and lip service is paid to old fashioned notions of protection and care Demanding an equal space is considered overstepping the line The corollary to the lack of participation of women in the filmmaking process is content Popular depictions teach girls and boys about how culture sees them in turn: their worth their relative value and the roles they “should” play The representation of gender in cinema goes a long way in shaping imaginations and identities aspirations and ambitions Many years ago Mahatma Gandhi proved that it was the “feminisation” of the freedom struggle that made it so successful In an age when women did not step out he motivated them to participate and be equal stakeholders Women seek a film industry where gender is not a disadvantage Jokingly we say that perhaps a statutory title “no person was discriminated against on the basis of race religion caste or gender in the making of this film” could be an important step (Bina Paul is a member of Women in Cinema Collective & vice chairperson Kerala State Chalachitra Academy) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 14 2016 9:32 pm Rajeev Khandelwal will record the promotional track “Teri yaad” on Friday Top News Actor Rajeev Khandelwal who is all set to make his singing debut with forthcoming suspense thriller film “Fever” says though he is not a professional singer but he loves to croon songs Rajeev will record the promotional track “Teri yaad” on Friday “I am not a professional singer but I love singing like everyone does But I am not even a half singer to be honest So when my director Rajeev Jhaveri approached me to sing the promotional song ‘Teri Yaad’ I agreed to it albeit with some jitters” Rajeev said in a statement “Tomorrow (Friday) I will be recording the song and to be honest I am a bit nervous But I have done my bit of rehearsing with Rahul who will also be singing with me and I am hoping that the song turns out well” he added The original song which will be played in the background in the film has been sung by Rahul Jain who is also the music director of the film “Fever” which also stars Gauahar Khan Gemma Atkinson Victor Banerjee and Caterina Murino is slated to release on August 5 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ila Patnaik | Published: October 15 2009 3:05 am Related News Recent data on industrial production looks good and has encouraged suggestions that monetary policy can now be reversed The data on exportson the other handlooks badand has led to media reports on how appreciation of the rupee needs to be prevented Both data releaseswhich compare the scenario today to the pre-global financial crisis monthsgive wrong signals Policy changes arising from ignoring the intervening months would be a mistake More importantlylooking aheadin the changed environment after the financial crisisIndia needs to rethink its growth strategy In the light of expected demand conditions in world marketsIndian policymakers need to focus on nurturing domestic markets India needs a reversal of policyaway from subsidising exports towards reforms that support faster growth of domestic markets The year-on-year growth in industrial production seen in August fails to capture recent trends in the behaviour of production To look at recent trendsand thus focus more on what happened in the last 12 monthsrather than compare today to the month of August last yearwe should look at month-on-month growth ratesseasonally adjusted to clean them of seasonal effects Those show that while June saw a sharp recovery in industrial productionthere has been only a gentle increase sinceat an average rate of below 5 per cent The critical message that comes from looking at the period after the Lehman crisis is that there is no reason to be euphoric We do see a pick-up in growthbut not enough to begin a reversal of policy Indeedwhat it suggests is that instead of a debate about a reversal of monetary policythere needs to be one on how the nascent recovery in industrial production should be nurtured The period from 2004 to 2007 witnessed very high growth rates of industrial production at a time when exports grew rapidly and domestic investment demand was high Since circumstances are differentwe need to discuss how to achieve high growth under the present conditions This brings us to the clamour on exports While year-on-year data still shows negative growth rates that isit shows that exports today are lower than what they were in the pre-financial crisis period data for seasonally adjusted month-on-month export growth shows a very strong pick-up with average growth rates of more than 50 per cent in the most recent quarter This is not surprising as both world demand conditionsas well as trade credit availabilityhave improved compared to the period immediately after the crisis Howeverwith the year-on-year negative numberssuggestions that the RBI should prevent rupee appreciation to help exporters are rampant Some of these do acknowledge that it may be a difficult policygiven the problems the RBI could have with managing the impact of its intervention on monetary policy While that is an important pointthe bigger question policymakers need to turn to is whether India should be attempting a policy of undervaluing its exchange rate The RBI merely carries out the mandate of preventing appreciation if export promotion is an element in Indias growth strategy There is no reason it would put itself in this quagmirewere the growth strategy different Now turn to the role exports played in high growth in India In the last business cycle upswing exports boomed on the back of rapidly expanding world demand Part of the policy package for achieving rapid growth was to keep exports competitive by preventing rupee appreciation India needs to revisit the policy of aiming for an undervalued rupee in todays changed environment This policysupported by economists like Dani Rodrik and Arvind Subramanian on the grounds that it results in high growthhas been popular with Asian economieswith China leading the way India haswithout much debateaccepted its meritsand monetary policy has been overwhelmed by trying to prevent rupee appreciation It is important now to ask ourselves afresh whetherlooking forwardthis is the best way to achieve high growth in India The effectiveness of an export promotion policy option can be expected to be limitedmost likely in the long runbut at least in the coming quarters The US economy is currently on a path of correctionwith a weakening dollar and slower import growth With US unemployment in the next quarter being forecast at 10 per centand with households and banks both reluctant to increase consumer debta strategy based on rising demand from US households is unlikely to see success Indian growth strategy needs to focus on domestic demand This would require a reversal of the rupee policy The rupee policy should not be guided merely by the difficulties that would arise in monetary policy if the RBI intervened in foreign exchange markets to prevent appreciation A stronger rupee would make raw materials and capital goods cheaper for the bulk of domestic industry Apart from the immediate policy of not raising interest rates or curtailing liquidity to encourage domestic investment and productionthe other important implication of this policy is to improve domestic market conditions in a number of ways The laundry list of the reforms required is well-known It includes free movement of goods across states and making India a single market through changing taxesdeveloping the domestic financial sector to make credit available to households and businessesreform in agriculture such as in infrastructuremarketing and removing the cereal biasand constructing roads In summarywhile there is improvement in the datapolicymakers should not assume that things will go back to being as they were before the crisisand the recipes and policy prescriptions that worked before the crisis will work again Before policy reversals are doneIndia needs to rethink its long-term growth strategy and reduce its focus on exports Development of the domestic market and economic reforms must take priority The writer is a senior fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance and PolicyDelhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: July 31 2016 11:43 am Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobinsev appealed to CAS seeking to overturn their bans over doping allegations Top News Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev have launched an appeal against the ruling banning them from next month’s Rio Olympic Games even though they have never failed a doping test The duo want the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn the decision of swimming’s world governing body FINA to ban them for not falling within the IOC’s new criteria on allowing Russian competitors to compete The criteria states that only if they have not previously failed a drugs test and can prove they are clean and not associated with the country’s doping regime are Russian athletes eligible to take part in the Games Lobintsev and US-based Morozov were part of Russia’s bronze-medal winning 4x100m freestyle team at the London 2012 Games while Lobintsev also won a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at Beijing 2008 The two swimmers were suspended after they were named in relation to the “disappearing positives” revelations – false reporting of positive samples – in a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-led independent report into doping in Russia Neither swimmer has ever served a ban for a positive test and both have repeatedly said they are clean athletes Their bans came after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week handed the responsibility of banning Russian athletes back to the relevant sports federations Any Russian who has served a doping suspension is automatically ruled out but others were also to be banned if they could not effectively “prove themselves clean” A statement issued by CAS on Saturday said the two swimmers had asked sport’s highest court to declare the IOC ruling “invalid and unenforceable” They also requested “that the IOC validates the entries submitted by the Russian Olympic Committee” – thereby reinstating them into the Russian team for the Games Lobintsev tested positive for meldonium earlier this year but was then cleared and given a “no fault” finding That was because of the decision by WADA that there was not enough information about how long meldonium takes to leave the body and that athletes using it before it became illegal at the start of the year could not be punished Former world junior champion Daria Ustinova also banned by FINA and who was given a warning over steroid use when she was 14 and four other swimmers who have previously served doping suspensions have not appealed For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Amrita Shah | New Delhi | Published: July 5 2009 12:21 pm Related News Some weeks agoon a flightI watched Milka film about the life of the American gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk The film was about a remarkable man who fought for his beliefs with passion and joie de vivre and who died sadly young The well-crafted filmwith an Oscar-worthy performance by Sean Penn had been playing in cinema halls in Mumbai but I had missed it I was glad for the opportunity to catch up And yetall through the engrossing filmparticularly in the scenes depicting physical affection between Harvey and his lovers I couldnt help feeling that there was something slightly illegitimate about the public viewing of this film The recent Delhi high Court judgment on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code does away with the uneasy contradiction between social and legal acceptance The judicial decision combined with the central governments announcement of its intention to decriminalize homosexualityis a significant step towards acceptance of same sex preferences The joyous response of the gay community is understandable For too longthe community has been stigmatized by society and subject to arbitrary and violent blackmail on the part of law enforcers The act of decriminalization does away with a provision that is both archaic and unfairly discriminatory towards a section of citizens But the event is a triumph not just for the gay community but for Indian society as a whole For one it has forced open a debate on sexuality an area of human life that we shy away from publicly discussing Over the last two decades satellite television and multiplex films have pushed the envelope on sexual subjects in a manner that was never possible before But the pictures of gay couples celebrating the judgment front paged in possibly every daily in the country last week sets a new benchmark for openness And for a society that has routinely opted for vulgarity and covert acceptance of sexuality this is a major turning point Equally or perhaps more importantly the judgment and the governments approach reflect an acceptance of difference In a conservative society this is a bold stand to take and those in official positions who will support and stand by it are to be congratulated One also hopes that this understanding and acknowledgment of alternatives translates into a tolerance of diversity in other areas — politicalsocial and creative After the long and turbulent season of intolerance that we have lived through this ruling comes as a welcome release For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsParis: Volatile Australian Nick Kyrgios became the latest high-profile tennis star to bring an early end to his season on Thursday with the 22-year-old surrendering to his long-standing hip injury The World No 20 said he was withdrawing from the remainder of the campaign in the hope of being fully fit for a fresh assault on the 2018 Australian Open in January File image of Nick Kyrgios AFP "Unfortunately due to the reoccurence of my hip injury which I originally suffered at Queen’s I am shutting down my season to make sure I can rehab and prepare as best as I possibly can for the Australian summer" Kyrgios said in a statement on Twitter "Unless I want this to escalate into an injury that requires surgery I need to listen to my body and my team" He added: "This year hasn’t been as successful as I would have liked especially at the Slams It’s no secret that I have had some sad moments to deal with away from the court which have added to my disappointments throughout the year" Kyrgios joins Andy Murray Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in being unable to complete the season while former World No 4Tomas Berdych also ended his 2017 campaign on Thursday with a back injury Kyrgios will miss next week’s Swiss Indoors in Basel and the Paris Masters which starts on 30 October His last match was on Wednesday when he lost in he second round in Antwerp to Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium Last week he was fined $10000 after storming off midway through his first-round match at the Shanghai Masters That incident followed him being hit with a point penalty in losing the final in Beijing to Rafael Nadal Earlier this year Kyrgios shelved the start of his claycourt season to return to Australia after his grandfather passed away Kyrgios endured a bittersweet season on the court losing in the second round of the Australian and French Opens before first round exits at Wimbledon and the US Open But he also made the final of the Cincinnati Masters and helped Australia reach the Davis Cup semi-finals Mumbai: The city civic body has razed illegal extensions and constructions in an eight-storey residential building owned by BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha in Juhu area The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had received several complaints of illegal extensions in Sinha’s residence ‘Ramayan’ in the last few months Subsequently notices were to him a civic official said on Tuesday File image of BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha AFP "Though Sinha replied to our notices we still found lapses and extensions violating the construction norms Therefore we served him another notice last week and demolished the illegal constructions yesterday" the official said The Lok Sabha member from Bihar who has been at variance with the BJP’s stand on a host of issues was at home when the demolition work was carried out The civic official said Sinha cooperated while the illegal extensions were razed at his home where he lives with his family The movie star-turned-parliamentarian had redeveloped his bungalow some years ago to construct the eight-storey building According to the civic official who supervised the demolition work several extensions and alterations were made in the house including two toilets and a pantry in the refuge area a toilet on the terrace an office and a pooja (prayer) room All these were not in sync with the approved plan he said "We demolished all the unapproved constructions but left the pooja room We have given him (Sinha) time to relocate it If he does not remove it it will also be razed as our work is not over yet" the official said He added that a police complaint against Sinha will be filed as per the prescribed ruless philosophy of nationalism.” Singh said. 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The aim was to create awareness among the younger generation about the harmful effects of tobacco N K SharmaChief Parliamentary SecretaryDepartment of Industry and CommercePunjab was the chief guest Speaking on the occasionAmteshwer KaurPresident of GSA said that nearly 2200 people die every day in the country due to tobacco related diseases For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLiverpool defender Mamadou Sakho was on Thursday provisionally suspended for 30 days after failing a drugs test European football’s governing body UEFA announced The France international reportedly tested positive for a fat burner after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United in the Europa League on March 17 File photo of Liverpool’s Mamado Sakho AFP "Disciplinary proceedings have been instigated against Liverpool FC player Mamadou Sakho following the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second-leg match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC (1-1) played on 17 March" UEFA confirmed in a statement It added: "The proceedings relate to a violation of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations after the player failed a doping test at the above-mentioned match "The player did not request the analysis of the B sample UEFA has now suspended the player provisionally for 30 days until a final decision is taken by the UEFA Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body" A date for the hearing has yet to be fixed London: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s man-management skills are under scrutiny after he appeared to publicly accuse defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling of malingering File image of Jose Mourinho AFP Whilst not mentioning either player by name Mourinho expressed unhappiness after the pair missed United’s 3-1 win at Swansea City on Sunday suggesting they had shown a lack of bravery Some British newspapers reported on Tuesday that Shaw and Smalling were now "fighting for their futures" at Old Trafford Left-back Shaw 21 was said to be "baffled" over his treatment by Mourinho who succeeded Louis van Gaal as United manager in May The England international recently spent 11 months on the sidelines after sustaining a horrific double leg fracture in a Champions League game at PSV Eindhoven in September last year He has been in and out of the team since making his first-team comeback in August and is reported to have felt pain in the leg he broke during last Thursday’s Europa League defeat at Fenerbahce Mourinho said Shaw had informed him he was unable to play against Swansea on the morning of the game But the former Southampton player is not thought to have travelled down to south Wales with the rest of the squad on the eve of the match Mourinho also singled Shaw out for criticism following United’s 3-1 defeat at Watford in September after which it emerged the full-back had been playing with a groin problem "Our left-back is 25 metres’ distance from him instead of five" Mourinho said after Shaw failed to close down Nordin Amrabat in the build-up to Watford’s second goal Smalling 26 has tended to start for Mourinho when fit but the Portuguese appears to have lost patience with the England centre-back who has missed four games with a foot injury Both Shaw and Smalling are thought to have played with pain-killing injections already this season and interim England manager Gareth Southgate has defended them against accusations they lack heart ‘Pouring with blood’ Asked if the pair are "a bit flaky" Southgate told reporters at England’s St George’s Park training base: "I don’t know Chris well That wouldn’t be my impression having worked with him "Luke I know well and Luke’s had a really tough injury Very often it’s easy to look from the outside or make judgements on people without knowing them really really well" Shaw and Smalling were both left out of Southgate’s squad for England’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Friday and next week’s friendly with Spain The Sun reported United’s senior players have accepted Mourinho’s hardline stance over Shaw and Smalling Mourinho was hired to restore some of United’s fading lustre after three seasons of underachievement under David Moyes and Van Gaal He notoriously thrives on conflict and is renowned for publicly rebuking players to test their mental fortitude It was an approach that worked wonders in his first spell at Chelsea where players like John Terry Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba became unflinching allies Terry who remains at Chelsea is known for putting his body on the line and said in 2010 that he been taking anti-inflammatory injections prior to games for five years Recalling an injury he sustained during a match against United in April 2006 that left his ankle "pouring with blood" he told the Daily Mail Mourinho "wouldn’t even look at me" But there is a feeling Mourinho’s methods are not as effective on the younger more mollycoddled generation of players he has encountered in his second spell at Chelsea and now at United Belgium internationals Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku both failed to win Mourinho’s trust at Chelsea but are now thriving elsewhere — De Bruyne at Manchester City Lukaku at Everton With United a lowly sixth in the Premier League table eight points adrift of leaders and arch rivals Liverpool?was arrested from a liquor shop.
Two months later, The official said the people threatened to immolate themselves if the engineers went ahead with the demolition.aur badi badi filmon mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain ;). Dovetailed with the Jan Dhan Yojana," he said. "Freedom of expression of the people is being trampled upon which is highly unfortunate and a matter of concern. It’s a constant struggle and there’s no perfect way to do it, 2016 “Kahaani 2” is a sequel to “Kahaani”, ODI Squad: Unmukt Chand (Captain), The idea is to bat as long as we can.
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