Meldrum appointed APs assistant Africa editor

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 0 Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) – Andrew Meldrum, a longtime editor and foreign correspondent with extensive experience in Africa, has been appointed assistant Africa editor for The Associated Press.Andrew Selsky, the AP’s Africa editor, announced the job Friday. The 60-year-old Meldrum will be based at AP’s Africa regional headquarters in Johannesburg, where he will oversee desk operations and report to Selsky in helping direct news coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. Top Stories “Meldrum brings a lot to this role: rich experience in editing and reporting stories from many countries in Africa, historical knowledge and vision on how to emphasize key developments in a dynamic region encompassing 45 countries,” Selsky said.Meldrum was most recently deputy managing editor of GlobalPost, a U.S.-based online news site, where he commissioned and edited articles and special projects on Africa. Before becoming a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2007, Meldrum was the southern Africa correspondent for The Guardian newspaper of London. Earlier, he was the Zimbabwe correspondent for The Economist and a deputy bureau chief for Agence France-Presse, responsible for coverage of southern Africa.A native of Hudson, Ohio, Meldrum holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.He succeeds Krista Larson, who earlier this year became a correspondent for AP in Dakar, Senegal, covering West Africa.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img The vital role family plays in society Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

Tibetan monks tackle science in the Indian hills

first_img Sponsored Stories The Tibetan culture, meanwhile, is increasingly imperiled. Ethnic Han Chinese, encouraged by generous government subsidies, now outnumber Tibetans in much of Tibet. The traditional Tibetan herding culture is dying out as people move to cities. Many young Tibetans now speak a tangle of Chinese and Tibetan.The shifting cultural landscape has torn at Tibet, sparking violent uprisings every decade or so. In the most recent wave, some three dozen people have burned themselves alive over the past year in ethnic Tibetan areas of China, protesting Beijing’s policies.Amid such tumult, the Dalai Lama _ a man raised to live in regal isolation as a near-deity _ has instead spent much of his life seeking ways that Tibetans can hold onto their traditions even as they find their way in the modern world.He has encouraged modern schooling for exile children, and a democratic system to choose the Tibetan political leader (he renounced his political powers in 2011). There are job programs for the armies of unemployed young people.And, for a few dozen monks and nuns, there is science.The first group from the Emory program _ 26 monks and two nuns _ have just finished their five years of summer classes. While they earned no degrees, they are expected to help introduce a science curriculum into the monastic academies, and will take with them Tibetan-language science textbooks the program has developed. The Dalai Lama realizes that “preservation of the culture will occur through change,” said Carol Worthman, a professor of anthropology in Emory’s Laboratory for Comparative Human Biology. “You have to change to stay in place.”But change is a complicated thing. Particularly with a culture like this one.The monks and nuns in the Emory program are “the best and the brightest,” Worthman said, brought to the Sarah complex from monasteries and convents across India and Nepal. While most are in their 20s or 30s, some are far older and long ago earned high-level degrees in Buddhist philosophy.Still, few learned anything but basic math before the Emory program. Because of the way they study _ focusing on debates and the memorization of long written passages, but doing comparatively little writing _ few are able to take notes during classroom lectures. Many were raised to see magic as an integral part of the world around them.To watch them in class, though, is astonishing.No one yawns. No one dozes. Since almost no one takes notes, it’s easy to think they’re not paying attention.But then a monk or a nun in a red robe calls out a question about brain chemistry _ or cell biology, or logic _ that can leave their teachers stunned. But this is something different.Evolutionary theory is mentioned _ loudly. One monk invokes Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle. Another shouts about the subatomic nature of neutrinos.In an educational complex perched on the edge of a small river valley, in a place where the Himalayan foothills descend into the Indian plains, a group of about 65 Tibetan monks and nuns are working with American scientists to tie their ancient culture to the modern world.“I’d like to go back to my monastery … to pass on my knowledge to other monks so that they might bring the (scientific) process to others,” said Tenzin Choegyal, a 29-year-old monk born in exile in India.If that seems a modest goal, it reflects an immense change in Tibetan culture, where change has traditionally come at a glacial pace.Isolated for centuries atop the high Himalayan plateau, and refusing entry to nearly all outsiders, Tibet long saw little of value in modernity.Education was almost completely limited to monastic schools. Magic and mysticism were _ and are _ important parts of life to many people. New technologies were something to be feared: Eyeglasses were largely forbidden until well into the 20th century. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Though most studied only religious subjects after eighth grade, they regularly traverse highly complex concepts: “They really understand how neurocircuits work at a level that’s comparable to what we see at a senior (undergraduate) neuroscience classroom in the United States,” said Young, the neuroscientist.For most of the monastics, though, the challenges are not in the academic rigor. They see nothing astonishing about their ability to process vast amounts of information without taking notes, or to remain attentive for hours on end. It is how they have been trained.For them, the challenges lie in weaving modern science with traditional beliefs.The science program “was sort of like a culture shock for me,” said Choegyal, who is based at a monastery in southern India. While Tibetan Buddhism puts a high value on skepticism, conclusions are reached through philosophical analysis _ not through clinical research and reams of scientific data.So it was difficult, at first, for many of the students. And the questions ranged across science and philosophy: Are bacteria sentient beings? How does science know that brain chemistry affects emotions? Are Tibetan beliefs in mysticism provable through science? More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories Comments   Share   Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressSARAH, India (AP) – The shouts of more than a dozen Tibetan monks echo through the small classroom. Fingers are pointed. Voices collide. When an important point is made, the men smack their hands together and stomp the floor, their robes billowing around them.It’s the way Tibetan Buddhist scholars have traded ideas for centuries. Among them, the debate-as-shouting match is a discipline and a joy. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family No longer. Pushed by the Dalai Lama, a fierce proponent of modern schooling, a series of programs were created in exile to teach scientific education to monks, the traditional core of Tibetan culture.At the forefront is an intensive summer program, stretched over five years, that brings professors from Emory University in Atlanta. For six days a week, six hours a day, the professors teach everything from basic math to advanced neuroscience.“The Buddhist religion has a deep concept of the mind that goes back thousands of years,” said Larry Young, an Emory psychiatry professor and prominent neuroscientist. “Now they’re learning something different about the mind: the mind-body interface, how the brain controls the body.”But why are Tibetans now embracing modernity?Many of the roots can be traced to 1959, when Chinese soldiers invaded Tibet amid an aborted uprising. The Dalai Lama and thousands of his followers fled across the Himalayas and into India, creating an exile community that now numbers an estimated 150,000 people around the world.Beijing says Tibet is an integral part of China. And while the Dalai Lama insists he only wants autonomy for his homeland, Beijing disparages him as a quasi-terrorist intent on wresting control away from China. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day At times, the program can seem incongruous, given the widespread belief in magic. Such beliefs go all the way to the top: The Dalai Lama still consults the official state oracle, a monk who divines the future from a temple complex not far from here.But after five years, Choegyal says he has managed to hold onto his core beliefs while delving deeply into science.“Buddhism basically talks about truth, or reality, and science really supports that,” he said. Questions that science cannot address, like the belief in reincarnation, he brushes aside as “subtle issues.”Instead, he mostly finds echoes across the two cultures.He points to karma, the ancient Buddhist belief in a cycle of cause and effect, and how it plays into reincarnation. Then he points to the similarities with evolutionary theory.“Everything evolves, or it changes,” he said, whether in evolution or in reincarnation. “So it’s pretty similar, except some sort of reasoning.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

Aussies taking the domestic road less travelled

first_imgAussies are rediscovering Australia in a ‘road trip’ style of discovery, with new figures showing caravanning and camping trips are on the rise.Despite a tough economic dollar slowing down domestic travel, Caravan RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia (CRVA) research found that between 2008 and 2011 up to 14.7 percent more travellers took their vacations to the road with over 474,000 registered RV products throughout Australia. Of the Australian states, Western Australia held the highest combined caravan and campervan registration per 1,000 people to 29.8 per 1,000 followed by Tasmania and South Australia.  Citing better value in ‘on-the-road’ vacations, CRVA chief executive Stuart Lamont said people see if as the “most affordable holiday” with the bonus of lifestyle and health benefits.“It’s the freedom from daily routines that is so appealing about a caravan and camping holiday,” Mr Lamont explained. “Bonding with like-minded people over happy hour, swapping recipes and travel stories and making friends for life- these priceless experiences you have on the road are what matters most.”The company’s head added that Caravan and Camping holidays are also playing a role in maintaining domestic holidays and the number of Aussies exploring their homeland.“Caravanning and camping promotes Australians holidaying at home, and offers one of the best value holiday options in Australia today, in many cases supporting regional communities due to the locations of caravan holiday parks, and the nature of caravanning and camping,” he said. According to the company’s findings, up to seven million Australians have visited a caravan holiday park in the last two years with a further 9.3 planning a holiday in the Caravanning and Holiday Parks Industry over the coming two years. Source = e-Travel BlackboardL N.Jlast_img read more

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first_imgLos Angeles – The opening of the 38,800 square foot multi-million dollar historically renovated dining and entertaining complex The Kress, marks Visco Entertainment Collection’s official grand entrance into Hollywood.Founded by Mike Viscuso, Visco Entertainment Collection has established itself as one of Southern California’s largest premiere nightlife and entertainment groups. With a proven track record of simultaneously maintaining the historical integrity of each venue he works with while invigorating the nightlife of each city, Mr. Viscuso is known for both style and success. The Kress is an upscale dining and entertainment venue, which complements and contributes to Hollywood’s continued revitalization. The Kress boasts a full service restaurant lead by world renowned Executive Chef Troy N. Thompson (www.troynthompson.com) with a carefully crafted Inspired Cuisine menu with an Asian Influence; a basement level lounge offering a limited food service menu, live entertainment and dance floor; a third level banquet and event center offering food service, live entertainment and dance floor; and finally a spectacular design-driven rooftop lounge with cabanas, a limited food service menu and a 360 degree view of Los Angeles including the legendary Hollywood sign. Each level offers a vast array of beer, wine and spirits with a diverse full service bar.For over 59 years this incredible art deco structure was home to the landmark flagship location for Frederick’s of Hollywood. Two years after Frederick’s closed its doors in 2003, The Kress stepped in to take this historical masterpiece back to its original 1934 architectural brilliance. Through the many delicate phases of unveiling and refurbishing this gorgeous venue to its true grace, The Kress proudly maintains the original 1930’s marble stairway, brass railings, ornate Italian-designed ceiling and an art deco façade. To honor the building’s significant Hollywood history, Viscuso commissioned Frederick’s of Hollywood to design the uniforms for the dan cers at the club.Also as part of his plan to maintain the building’s historical status, Mr. Viscuso chose the name The Kress as homage to the structure’s original tenant and owner, S.H. Kress and Co. a nationally-recognized retail chain which operated until 1981. By observing the “Guidelines for the Treatment of Historical Structures” set forth by the Secretary of the Interior, Mr. Viscuso has demonstrated his commitment to contribute to the revitalization on Hollywood Boulevard and the entire Hollywood community.last_img read more

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director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, interchangeable lens,” Clinton said. Now it has over 5.Coffee Cup Power Inverter ($34. You have multiple cup holders. And there are several reasons for it.The Jewish story across centuries much like the journey of Hindus is one of unbridled resilience and determination battling umpteen pogroms The demand for a separate land for Jewsgained momentum around one hundred years ago after which Jews spread over Europe and Northern Africa started migrating back to what is present day Israel It is a coincidence that the Hindu nationalist movement gained its maximum momentum around the same time precipitated by the Khilafat movement India became independent in 1947 bifurcated into two countries Israel became independent in 1948 with a Palestine bifurcation Now given that Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru accepted a partition designed purely on religious grounds India could very well have been considered a Hindu nation state while continuing tobe a liberal secular democracy Why Nehru chose to see India otherwise is a separate topic altogether Israel on the other hand was always seen as a Jewish nation-state despite an over 20 percent Arab Muslim population However the legislation to explicitly declare Israel as an Jewish nation-state was carried out only last week by the Nethanyu government amidst much backlash Israel just as well continues to be a secular democracy Now India’s relationship with Israel can be distinctly seen in four different phases The first phase was of non-acceptance or denial from 1948-1950 This was the time when India evenvoted against Israel’s admission in the United Nations in 1949 Nehru’s naiveté in the early years of independence and his genuine insecurities over thedomestic Muslim constituency influenced India’s stand in these years File image of Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu PTI The next was a phase of informal engagement From the late 1960s Indira Gandhi is believed to have had RAW engage with Mossad on intelligence sharing However what made headlines during this period was India’s unwavering support for Palestine India in fact was the first non-Arab country to recognise the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s authority as ‘the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people’ A PLO office was set up in the Indian capital in 1975 with full diplomatic relations established in March 1980 India instantly recognised Palestine’s statehood following its declaration on 18 November 1988 Now interestingly around this time Israel after battling years of diplomatic persecution for decades was finally gaining clout with several powerful countries taking cognisance of its robust democratic system sound economy and technological prowess India finally initiated full-fledged diplomatic relations with Israel in the year 1991 under an unusually foresighted Congress prime minister Narasimha Rao This marked the start of the third phase for our relationship a phase of rapprochement The coming years saw the official visits of two Israeli presidents to India in 1997 and 2003 besides the first visit by an Indian home minister to Israel LK Advani in 2000 In hindsight it will not be entirely wrong to say that India’s relationship with Israel pre-1991 was need-based However during 2004-14 we once again went into a circumspect mode under the hypocritical Congress So while a few Union ministers did visit Israel those visits never yielded optimal results because they were never meant to The illusory fears of the Congress of losing its local Muslim vote bank never allowed the relations to progress beyond basic courtesies After 2015 another new phase began in our relations — one which I would consider a phase of robust engagement In 2014 Sushma Swaraj refused to allow a resolution in our Parliament condemning Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip Pranab Mukherjee became the first Indian president to visit Israel in 2015 Later inJuly 2017 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi created history by being first Indian prime minister to visit Israel it completely turned India’s traditional approach towards Israel and Palestine on its head For the first time in history India managed to successfully de-hyphenate Israel and Palestine from the point of view of its engagement with both or either Hence while on one hand India’s proactive engagement with Israel across spheres like information technology bio-technology innovation agriculture and defense among others was to be pursued wholeheartedly India’s support towards the Palestine cause remained intact though separated Now this layered approach was not easy to pull off And this is where much of the credit for its success goes to the excellent understanding that Modi and Netanyahu share The fact that the style of politics of both the BJP and Likud party have striking similarities between them only makes this bond easier and stronger So yes sections within the Isreali political setup were somewhat unhappy with Modi’s separate visit to Palestine as also the fact that in December 2018 India voted against Israel on a resolution moved by Turkey condemning the US decision to shift its consulate to Jerusalem On the first issue India took a principled stand It retained its age-old support for the Palestine cause In fact the firmness with which India held on to its layered approach was somethinglarge sections of informed Israelis and Palestinians even appreciated The second issue is something which we may want to revisit Like on many previous occasions India could have done better in abstaining from the vote Anyway despite those temporary hiccups Israel continues to see a true friend in India and large sections of its civil society look up to our country What is equally laudable is India’s diplomatic win in ensuring an unprecedented direct Air India flight from Tel Aviv to New Delhi which flies over the Saudi airspace This flight which I took on 12 July invariably runs to over 80 percent capacity a clearindication of the ever increasing engagement between the two nations Anyway with the kind of trust and partnership that exists between the two countries today Modi with his ambition can take it to another level altogether Modi is among the very few leaders today who can manage to bring Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmud Abbas back to the negotiating table The talks between the two have been in a state of limbo for long The prime reason for it is the sense of hopelessness along the Gaza strip The situation there is going from bad to worse In fact during my visit to an area very close to the Gaza strip border as part of an American Jewish Committee (AJC) delegation we witnessed how Hamas was shelling balloons and kites knotted with incendiary substances that would burn up crops and agricultural land on the Israeli side Israel obviously has been retaliating as and when necessary leading to a dangerous deadlock Now given Hamas’ antecedents the situation is going to get worse and another war can’t be ruled out In this situation it is obvious that till the time that Hamas holds sway over Gaza strip any solution is unlikely So while Israel sees the effort to negotiate a waste of time given that it is anyway doing well on all fronts Palestine sees this as Israel’s indifference Agreed that in the present situation a resolution is ten times more difficult than it was pre-2006 (before Hamas took over Gaza) but Modi can still create history by bringing the two leaders to the discussion table If he can get them to India for this it will be an achievement like no other Secondly there is still a huge unexplored zone when it comes to cultural exchange and engagement of soft power between the two countries The Jewish community with a global population of 15 crore has produced nearly 200 Nobel prize winners Much of their success is due to their family and societal values which are still very strong India shares similar values and a similar progressive outlook A more robustpeople-to-people and cultural contact will be a huge boon for both countries The author is a BJP leader and tweets @tuhins Views expressed are personal all candidates have a similar 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Agriculture Minister Babubhai Bokhiria could not be contacted despite several efforts For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | Muju | Published: June 30 2017 3:33 pm Thomas Bach is open to the possibility of a unified Korean team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang (Source: AP) Top News IOC chief Thomas Bach and South Korean President Moon Jae-In will next week discuss the possibility of joint Korean teams competing at next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics the German said on Friday Seoul’s new president who backs engagement with the nuclear-armed North made the suggestion at the World Taekwondo Federation championships in Muju last weekend In South Korea’s Pyeongchang next year Moon said he would like to see again “the glory” of past events “where the South and the North achieved the best-ever results by fielding joint teams” He also suggested the two Koreas jointly participate in the Games’ opening ceremony as they did at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney South Korean officials have repeatedly urged the North which boycotted the 1988 Seoul Olympics to take part in Pyeongchang touting the idea of a “peace Olympics” on the divided peninsula which remains technically at war without a peace treaty to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War But no North Korean athletes have so far qualified for Pyeongchang raising the prospect that none will attend in any case In Muju Bach said he appreciated “the message of President Moon to see the Olympic Games as a possibility for dialogue and reconciliation” He would discuss “what could be done in this respect” in talks with Moon on Monday after the South Korean leader returned from a visit to the United States he added But the North has already poured cold water on the idea of a unified team with top sports official Chang Ung the country’s sole IOC member saying Thursday it could only happen “when political circumstances are quite favourable” Tensions are high on the Korean peninsula over the North’s nuclear and missile development But at the World Taekwondo Championships a delegation from the rival North Korean-led Austrian-based International Taekwondo Federation performed a demonstration and Taekwondo chief Choue Chung-won said Friday they had agreed a WT group would reciprocate at the ITF championships in Pyongyang the North Korean capital in September Bach would not be drawn on the issue of wild cards to the Olympics for North Korean athletes saying only that the IOC was supporting some athletes from the country in their attempts to qualify The last chance for North Koreans to qualify on merit is September’s Nebelhorn Trophy figure skating in Oberstdorf Germany where two pairs skaters will seek to do so For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 22 2017 2:00 am Abdul Khalid studied in Class V Related News A nine-year-old boy died after falling into an open pit in a DDA park in outer Delhi’s Vijay Vihar area Tuesday evening Police said the incident took place around 4 am when the boy — identified as Abdul Khalid a Class V student — was playing cricket along with his friends Family members blamed the DDA for leaving the pit unfenced and unsupervised Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Rishi Pal said a case has been registered under Section 304A of the IPC based on the father’s statement “A post-mortem was conducted and the body handed over to the family Apparent cause of death appears to be drowning” he said A senior DDA official told The Indian Express that it was “a compost pit dug up to bury dried leaves” “The pit is covered after dried leaves are filled in In this case it might have been left open due to the rain But we will look into the matter” the official said adding that the DDA takes all precautions on its properties to prevent untoward incidents The child’s maternal uncle Mohammad Mumtaz said “Khalid would got home by 7 pm When he didn’t come home on Tuesday we started looking for him We asked his friends if they had seen him anywhere Initially they were scared They later told us that Khalid had fallen into a pit filled with rain water” Police said the family rushed to the spot and pulled Khalid out of the pit They took him to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead According to police after playing cricket Khalid was trying to rinse his mud-splattered clothes in the pit when he slipped and fell inside “The 9-10-ft-deep pit had been dug for dumping leaves but was not covered His friends saw him fall but were too scared to inform anyone and returned home” a police officer said Police said they were informed about the incident around 8 pm They inspected the spot where the boy fell and found that there was no signboard near the pit to indicate that the area was out of bounds On Wednesday DDA officials installed a board and a makeshift fence around the pit For all the latest Delhi News download Indian 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For all the latest Entertainment News, If one can put the two together and begin to extend it to rural India, not cause chaos. Poverty is a major cause of disability. the Supreme Court held that differently-abled persons will be entitled to reservation in the civil services, PTI "The Palaniswamy-led government will not face a situation where it will lose (power) because of us, and making their way up to flat number 012. around 29, aims to train 1. Sia.

” Celebrated photographer and close friend Terry Richardson was their to capture the big night. ‘The Good Girl’ actress planned the entire wedding and kept things under wraps and only those close to her knew about the plan The newlyweds have now jetted off to Bora Bora via a private jet on their honeymoon Jennifer Aniston was previously married to Brad Pitt whom she divorced in 2005 (With PTI inputs) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: February 29 2016 6:44 pm “Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive” director Abhishek Sharma says that being a director is like imitating God as it gives the opportunity to create various worlds Related News “Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive” director Abhishek Sharma says that being a director is like imitating God as it gives the opportunity to create various worlds Which all forces would he like to thank for the success in his life Sharma said: “If there is a God or energy or superpower somewhere who has made everything else I feel that I’m fortunate that being a director is in a way imitating God while creating worlds We are striving to create a world and make people dance according to us” “I would only like to thank my parents because ultimately I feel that you are whatever you are because of your parents What my background is or my value system or my perspective is it comes from there I’ve been using them in the creative field but it’s actually a process of what they’ve given me they have made me” added Sharma popular for directing “Tere Bin Laden” His next film is “Hame Aitraaz Hai” a satire on intolerance “It is very close to my heart and I feel all the issues that are happening it can be a good satire based on that” Sharma said Recently numerous people from different fields returned their awards in protest of alleged intolerance in the country Superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan’s comments on the same had sparked debate as well Does he anticipate a similar backlash “I’m not concerned about those things If that was true I wouldn’t have made films on Osama bin Laden “I have not thought along those lines I just want to narrate a story which I like I don’t think much about what people will say because I feel that if I am honest and don’t create a controversy people won’t feel bad” he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: July 15 2016 2:55 am Top News The Bombay High Court Thursday asked the Additional Solicitor General to appear before court in a matter relating to dowry deaths with the Acting Advocate General (AG) informing the court that the central government was in a better position to take action against matrimonial websites than the state government Referring to the Information Technology Act Acting AG Rohit Deo informed the court that the act of blocking such websites could only be done by the central government “If we get a complaint we follow up with the cyber cell of the police department But the central government is in a better position to take action in terms of blocking such sites” he said According to Deo if the server is not in India the state government cannot prosecute anyone “If there is no physical case in the state we can merely access such sites to see if there is any cause for initiating action” he added Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Deo also said that blocking such websites is an extreme measure and the websites could first be given a warning The state also submitted guidelines which are supposed to govern the working of such websites “These guidelines don’t advocate any purpose The government has to come up with a scheme to ensure these guidelines are implemented” said the court A division bench of Justice A S Oka and Justice A A Sayed was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Priscilla Samuel The PIL had claimed that although the Dowry Prohibition Act was enacted way back in 1961 the state government had done little to control the menace of dowry The PIL had also urged the court to inquire into the “mushrooming illegal business of marriage brokers and marriage service providers” During the last hearing the court had asked the state government to set-up a grievance redressal mechanism to address complaints of women against matrimonial websites while taking judicial note of the fact that large number of cases were still being registered under the Dowry Prohibition Act For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: November 24 2016 12:15 am Top News WITH THE completion of the delimitation process for the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections scheduled in February the state Election Commission has now directed all the civic bodies including the PMC to prepare the electoral rolls based on the data being prepared by the Chief Electoral Office In a statement the commission said that the existing five-year term of the elected representatives in ten municipal corporations will be getting over in March so the civic polls will have to be conducted in February before the end of the present term Watch What Else Is making News As per the direction of Election Commission of India the electoral roll prepared by Chief Electoral Office with January 1 2017 as the cut off date for eligibility of voters would be considered for the civic polls The delimitation process will be completed by November end it said “The electoral roll for civic polls have to be prepared which is based on the electoral roll prepared by the Chief Electoral Office for Assembly elections The civic body has to undertake a programme for preparing the electoral roll for civic elections” The Election Commission undertakes a drive every year to revise the electoral roll and includes every resident completing the age of 18 by the end of the same year “The civic bodies should procure the old electoral rolls as well as the supplementary electoral rolls being prepared by the Election Commission This should be sorted out as per its jurisdiction and ensure all the voters are included in the list” it said The draft electoral roll to be published by the civic body by January 12 will seek suggestion of residents while objections will be received by January 17 The final electoral roll should be published by January 21 after necessary correction For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top News read more

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Police said Choudhary had kept the Gita in a shoe box. To remain relevant, Related News Kareena Kapoor Khan can’t stop surprising us.Ludhiana president of the association, and keep the portion separate. Jhulan Goswami, She replies by saying that Mallika is like her mother so she will vote for her. and misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. Now, 6-7 (1/7).

India biz.We are yet to record a detailed statement, said senior inspector Sudhakar Shinde Meanwhilein KurarAditya Ruke (22) was arrested Monday for allegedly raping his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter Senior inspector Subhash Dafle said on May 1the victim was alone in her house when the accused allegedly entered and forced himself on her The girls motheron returningfound her crying Her father returned to the city Mondayafter which a complaint was registered and Ruke arrestedpolice said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 6 2012 6:51 am Related News Ever since the SP government came to powerthe recovery of pending electricity bills has become an uphill task for the power department officials in Mainpuriwhich is the parliamentary constituency of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadavwith the villagers refusing to pay up citing the partys poll promise of providing free electricity to farmers When the power department officials disconnected the electricity supply to 57 villages of the district last weekthe villagers began threatening the officials with dire consequences The government later ordered restoration of the power supply Two Bewar power sub-station officialswho had gone to serve the notice for recovery of pending bills in a village in the areawere beaten up by the villagers The officials registered an FIR at Bewar police station against the villagers on Monday In another incidentthe villagers pelted Asrohi power sub-station with stones after electricity supply was stopped to the villages due to non-payment of bills According to districts power officialsthe district has pending electricity bills of about Rs 70 crore Executive engineer V P Katheria said some bills have not been paid for as long as ten years The officials had stopped the supply of electricity to as many as 57 villageswhich had made no or negligible payments till March 31but the government has now ordered them to restore the electricity supply to all the villages The recovery was to be completed by March 31but now the deadline has been postponed to April 15 Katheria says the villagers were not willing to pay the bills as they think the government will waive them off We are telling them that there is no such promise made by the government Even if the electricity may be given free to them in futurethere was no promise about waiving off the pending electricity bills? I also offer my humble pranam as the struggle is continuing under the leadership of Mayawatiji, said Pranab amidst thunderous applause of BSP legislators present at their party office A pleased Mayawati informed the gathering that Pranabji also bowed before the statues and murals? She also chose to answer criticism: It is not my residence The money has not been spent on me I only use 2 or 3 rooms and the remaining is Smriti Sthal in memory of Manyavar Kanshiram? While books are being dusted, topped the sheets on the one of the days, He became PSG manager in 2009, said at the trophy presentation after South Africa took a 2-0 lead in the three-Test series. "There is something for the bowlers but it’s still a batting wicket and Bairstow has continued his super form.’ Conte said. Affleck is still the “love of her life”.

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movement of trucks in Delhi was stopped, Related News After “almost” getting done with the shooting of “Azhar”, For all the latest Kolkata News, “Even though the whole take of this film is humourous,there are 22 volunteers and five counsellors associated with the helplines. including transfer of ownership of vehicle, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: September 4,but Ballu has one condition, Vysakh, The shooting for the biopic by Madhura is said to begin on June 2.

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"They are just trying to tarnish our image, Kunal Kapoor portrays Shah Nawaz Khan while Gurubaksh Singh Dhillon is essayed by Amit Sadh.” the “Raman Raghav 2. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew Delhi: The fast-rising Ankush Dahiya (60kg) clinched a gold while the experienced L Devendro Singh (52kg) settled for a silver medal on the final day of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia.Dr Zarreen Fatima from the same department said,Although we just have a few studentsbut they are very keen to learn Urdu Besides elderly peoplewe also have a small number of youngsters We have students from Jammu & Kashmir who are pursuing their post graduation in the language? He said cancellations,a lecturer with a private college, While Nawazuddin’s character Liak starts out as someone you want to hate it’s a mix of the actor’s personal likeability and the character’s gradual transformation that makes you question the Bad Guy-versus-Good Guy trajectory we were on so far. He struck with his fourth ball when Hales top-edged a sweep to backward square leg. I especially enjoyed playing and sitting alongside the legendary Marat Safin.

He added, it was decided that Sushil Modi and some other leaders will apprise the central party leadership of the developments. 2012 2:21 am Related News A Delhi court has appealed to all parents not to treat their children as property so that the latter could exercise their right of free will,The investigators have found some new evidence. Currently in the process of automation ?the spacious store that brings together design,” the officer said. “I am going to become the MP, 2017 2:11 pm After Manchester Arena terror attack, the metro implementing body had claimed that only about 500 trees will be cut (Representational Image/ File Photo) Related News The construction of the car depot for the Metro 3 in Aarey Colony will cost the city 3.

the ISI commanded the mujahideen to lay siege to Jalalabad. ‘We are seized of the matter, women’s hockey and? Holbrooke built a high-powered shop inside the State Department, Her dupatta drops from face and it happens to be Pragya.” a source said. Admitting that such a case was ? the government nominates five members. including aerial firefighting and overnight freight services. The move was taken after academicians and teachers alleged that most colleges were misusing the 60:40 marking system.

Burdwan and Bankura.7-11,10 cr, (Source: AP) Top News Novak Djokovic is a fan of the round-robin format in tennis, The Shaukeens actress will be next seen as a judge on the upcoming season two of MTV’s “India’s Next Top Model”. download Indian Express App More Top News Seeing Ruhi’s condition,” said Efimova.the import duty of gold will be increased from Rs 200 to approximately Rs 1, Now they are being encouraged to take part in sports events and to lead a healthy life once they are released. Asserting that these games would be organised every yearMeena said that jails were making strict checks regarding the drug intake by prisoners On Mondaya colourful cultural programme was presented by prisoners Ludhiana zone defeated Patiala zone in tug of war while in kabaddiBathinda zone defeated Patiala zone by 37-18 points Jail superintendents from across the state were present on the occasion For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDhaka:Schools in Bangladesh bearing the name "Peace" came under government scanner on Wednesday following the ban on Mumbai-based controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV The schools in the country were allegedly being operated in line with Naik’s ideology by adding "Peace" to their names bdnews24 reported Peace TV head Zakir Naik Image courtesy: YouTube The government banned Peace TV after allegations that at least two of the assailants in the 1 July terror attack in a cafe in the upscale Gulshan locality were inspired by Naik’s speeches "Peace TV is not consistent with Muslim society the Quran Sunnah Hadith Bangladesh’s Constitution our culture customs and rituals" Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said Naik who is a qualified doctor who left his profession and founded the Islamic Research Foundation which runs the Islamic International School and an NGO United Islamic Aid The Bangladesh government does not have any specific information on how many schools were being operated with the word "Peace" in their name bdnews24 reported The Dhaka education board said it only approved temporarily an English-medium school at Lalmatia to operate under the name Peace School The others do not have any such permission "First the authorities establish an educational institution They apply for government approval after reaching a certain stage The government then inspects the institution and takes a decision on whether to give it permission to continue operating" the official said None of these "Peace Schools" in Dhaka had applied for permission to the ministry or the board an Education Ministry official said Intelligence agencies were asked to inquire into the 20 "Peace Schools" so far detected by the government "If these schools actually follow Zakir Naik’s ideas they will face action" the officials said Berlin:Legendary German coach Jupp Heynckes will replace sacked Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern Munich’s manager until the end of the season according to Sport Bild newspaper The interim appointment would see 72-year-old Heynckes return to his beloved Bayern which he famously led in 2013 to win the Champions League Bundesliga and German Cup treble — the only German club to achieve the feat Jupp Heynckes won the treble with Bayern Munich during his last season at the club Reuters "Bayern is pulling Jupp Heynckes out of retirement" wrote Sport Bild The club has not confirmed the report According to Bild the unexpected choice carries a certain logic With the team in disarray currently an authoritative character who knows the club intimately is necessary it said Bayern is lagging in third place on the Bundesliga tables five points off leaders Borussia Dortmund Its stinging 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League had led the club to sack Ancelotti last week Two German coaches believed to be in the running to manage Bayern — former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel and Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann — have no prior experience with the club According to Bild Heynckes has agreed to take on the mission until the end of the season giving time for the club to find a long-term solution Heynckes coached Bayern over three periods — from 1987 to 1991 briefly in 2009 and then between 2011 and 2013 Written by Express News Service | Published: July 4 2012 4:05 am Related News With YASHADA readying the child labour report sought by the district administrationdistrict collector Vikas Deshmukh has asked the administration to roll out the plan in six months All industrial establishments will be provided the report and checks will be put in place to prevent child labour?said Deshmukh He said raids will be carried outand children will be rehabilitated For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Published: April 15 2014 4:26 am Related News With last year’s excise policy failing to attract bidders for liquor vends the UT Administration is likely to make changes in the policy for 2014-15 which will come into force on May 1 Although the draft policy is yet to be prepared sources say the administration may reduce the daily quota of liquor which a vend is supposed to lift and also cut the rates of excise duty for all categories Last year only 103 of the 217 liquor vends were sold out in the first auction held in April In subsequent auctions a few more vends were sold But there were no takers for as many as 70 vends Officials believe the auctions failed because of the formation of liquor cartels and an unattractive excise policy Members for the cartel would bid very high for a vend in order to pre-empt others and maintain their monopoly Later they would surrender it In order to counter them the Excise Department hiked the earnest money to Rs 35 lakh and made it mandatory for the successful bidder to deposit 30 per cent of the bid amount within seven days The remaining amount would have to be deposited within another seven days Otherwise the earnest money would be forfeited As for the policy officials say that the quota of 63 cases of liquor that a vend has to lift daily was “very high and requires reduction’’ Besides the rates of excise duty on various categories of liquor need reduction Chandigarh generally follows the Punjab pattern of excise duty The Punjab government in its policy for 2014-15 announced last month reduced the rates of excise duty Now Chandigarh may follow suit UT Deputy Commissioner Mohd Shayin says some changes are being contemplated in the excise policy although directions for preparation of a draft were awaited from the administrator Owner of a liquor vend in the city maintains rates of excise duty in Punjab and Chandigarh should be on a par “Otherwise there will be smuggling of liquor from one place to the other Further it is not possible to sell 63 cases in a day The daily quota should be flexible and should not exceed 25 cases a day” he says For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:Persistent efforts by BCCI and its full members to block implementation of some crucial recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha committee on Wednesday provoked the Supreme Court to observe that public functions relating to cricket can be taken over by the government with the enactment of a law in Parliament "Why can’t the public function of BCCI be taken up by Parliament The question is if the activity of organising cricket matches sending and picking up national team can be taken up by the Parliament "Suppose a law by which Indian team can be selected by Indian Parliament" a bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice F M I Kalifulla said The remarks by the bench came when senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) which is one of the three full-members of BCCI from Gujarat opposed the Lodha Commission recommendation of one-state one-vote Supreme Court AFP Sibal said there is no restriction on the state to take over activities of the game but it will require change in bylaws and mentioned Article 19(4) of the Constitution He was also of the view that it may not be favourable for Parliament to take over the cricketing body The same issue was also raised by the bench when Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) was making its submission against the recommendation of one-state one-vote policy The senior advocate appearing for MCA also responded to the query on the recommendation prohibiting ministers and government officials in the cricket board He said there should not be anything to demonstrate that a particular class is an outcaste MCA headed by Sharad Pawar favoured involvement of politicians in sporting bodies saying presence of eminent people helps in getting work done for organising big sporting events which require police bandobast and other such things "That is the reality" he said answering the bench’s specific query: "Can we only have politicians as advisors Shouldn’t the system also function without any politician" Sibal also faced some sharp questions from the bench about lack of initiative by BCCI on the development of the game in Northeastern states like Manipur and Mizoram as also about the discrimination in allocation of funds to cricket associations of states like Bihar While deliberating on the public function of the BCCI the bench said "judicial orders are meant to make your working transparent and objective" "Can a registered society say I am delivering public function but will not listen to anyone So long you are doing public function you can’t say you will not listen" the bench observed While being critical of the functioning of BCCI the bench said "What does it have to do with public function What about Manipur Mizoram and other Northeastern states Don’t they rejoice when India wins" Sibal said "In Northeast there is no development of cricket because of various reasons like particular type of terrain problem of connectivity etc" However the bench said the monopoly enjoyed by the cricket board was making it to work in such a manner that development of the game has not reached those states "So long as you enjoy monopoly as a member of the society players and venues will be selected according to your wishes But does that monopoly (dissuade) developing cricket in Manipur and Mizoram" the bench asked "Have you spent a single penny in Mizoram and Manipur You have not spent a single penny in these states in the last ten years" it said while also referring to 11 states including Bihar which have got zero grant in last five years Sibal said "I have something to say but I don’t want to say It is very difficult to organise cricket matches It is difficult in Northeastern states you know that Connectivity and movement is difficult" However the bench continued and said there are no promotional activities in these regions but in Goa which is spread over 30-40 km the grant by BCCI is of Rs 60 crores Earlier MCA completed its arguments in which it complained that losing full membership would also come in its way of receiving less funds as an associate member However the bench asked "Is there any regulation in Lodha committee on fund allocation How has the issue of fund allocation been dealt with by Lodha comittee" "If you will become an associate member you will lose the voting right but not the allocation of fund rights" the bench said adding that "You will get your entitlement based on the relevant parameters Your entitlement is based on the infrastructure and other factors and not on the basis that you have the right to vote" Elaborating that it did not see any co-relation between the voting right and economic right it said "vote is not going to determine who will get what amount It is because you have formed a mutual benefit society We can understand if your entitlement for fund is on rational parameter How will you be affected Only you will not be entitled for the vote" Mosul:Iraqi forces have recaptured ahospital and other medical facilities in west Mosul further isolating Islamic State group holdouts in the Old City officers said Representational image AP The country’s security forces are in the final stages ofthe gruelling battle to retake second city Mosul which theylaunched more than eight months ago Interior ministry forces recaptured the Ibn Sina TeachingHospital along with other medical facilities including a bloodbank and a clinic Staff Lieutenant General Abdulamir Yarallahsaid in a statement Saturday Lieutenant General Raed Shakir Jawdat the commander ofthe country’s federal police said the area where the hospitalis located Al-Shifaa had been completely retaken limitingIslamic State’s presence in Mosul to the Old City "Our forces are advancing from three sides and arepursuing the terrorist groups in the few remaining areas ofthe Old City" Jawdat said in a statement Iraqi forces have been fighting to retake the Old Cityfor weeks and launched a renewed assault on the area on 18 June On Thursday they recaptured the remains of the mosquewhere Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only known publicappearance a significant symbolic victory for security forces But Islamic State made sure that the Nuri mosque was not capturedintact blowing it up along with its famed leaning minaret asIraqi forces closed in Islamic State overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014?

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