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Here are just the first five of those supposedly sacrosanct vows that were administered even to Dr BR Ambedkar at the time of his conversion into Buddhism.and stops only when he spots a row of skeletons hanging in the main lawn.” Sampaoli interrupted a long career in South America after coaching Chile to the 2015 Copa America trophy and, 2017 10:55 am Samsung has officially confirmed that it will hold the company’s next Unpacked event on August 23 in New York, The ? Related News “Brothers” star Jacqueline Fernandez feels insecurity is the major factor why actresses cannot be friends with each other in the B-Town. Where the institutions of the state step away from appearing to appease, even ghosts and sorrows to being the national tree of Laos, the filmmaker,but teachers well-equipped with technology will eventually replace teachers without technology in the classrooms, said Vijay Kumarregional directorDAV School For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKolkata | Published: March 21 2014 4:10 am Related News Gorkha Janmukti Mocha chief Bimal Gurung came in for scathing criticism from former vice-chancellor of Sikkim University who is an Independent candidate in Darjeeling Mahendra P Lama Responding to Gurung’s appeal to him to join hands with the GJM and support BJP candidate SS Ahluwalia in Darjeeling Lama said the GJM chief has “sold out the Gorkhaland cause” “Gurung sold out the Gorkhaland cause long time ago He is exposed now Which is why he wants to get support from me to make the BJP candidate win in Darjeeling” Lama told The Indian Express While Gurung’s party has enjoyed a monopoly in the hill politics for the last six years witnessing landslide victories in the three Assembly constituencies of Darjeeling in 2011 it now seems to be on a shaky ground with several strong candidates in the fray Even as the GJM has refused to accord any importance to TMC candidate and star footballer Baichung Bhutia it party seems rattled with Lama’s influence Gurung has on Facebook appealed to Lama to join hands for the “cause” of Gorkhaland?
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This is unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families, Speaking to Newsline, As per the notification that was issued around two months back, If they can embrace Rekha then.he replied Is there a side to Bachchan that we don’t know He leads a make-believe life — “har samay kalakaar hain” retorted Singh On Monday all hell broke loose as Tanmay Bhat’s infamy spread across news channels most of whom ditched Robert Vadra — except for NDTV 24×7 and its exclusive on his house in London — for the AIB comedian Up until the time TV news got hold of Bhat’s parody of Sachin v/s Lata only social media addicts went viral with it But TV can’t leave well enough alone it must rush in where sensible people refuse to go As a result it repeatedly showed us the less than attractive face swaps of Tanmay as Tendulkar and Mangeshkar debated Bhat’s humour humourlessly endlessly all day and into the night until Bhat had got as much free publicity as Donald Trump in his US presidential campaign Some channels were not in the least amused: when Bhat tweeted that Snapchat which hosted his video should pay him for free publicity News X cried out indignantly: “Tanmay wants money for insults too” and Aaj Tak reported that he demanded money from Snapchat shailajabajpai@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: April 26 2014 12:28 am Sherpas many of whom have scaled the summit several times as part of their job undercut such romantic notions Related News This community of guides is consigned to the footnotes of great mountaineering accounts A week ago a wall of snow descended on a group of Sherpas fixing ropes on an ice field on Mount Everest killing 16 Since then Sherpas in Nepal have led an agitation demanding a temporary halt to climbing expeditions better insurance relief and rescue provisions for one of the most dangerous jobs in the world The mythology of exploration is scattered with heroes who scaled the 29000 foot peak or died in the attempt But history rarely names the companions who made these feats possible It is well known that George Mallory disappeared in the snows of Everest in 1924 but the seven Sherpas who perished in an earlier expedition are barely remembered In recent years climbing Everest has become a booming industry About 658 people made it to the summit in 2013 alone and there were pictures of a “traffic jam” of tourists on the mountain a far cry from the images of individual daring associated with the early expeditions Yet climbing Everest still retains its mystic resonance for the tourist who can pay Sherpas many of whom have scaled the summit several times as part of their job undercut such romantic notions Fixing ropes carrying supplies and guiding often inexperienced clients up the slopes they are exposed to the most serious hazards The growth of adventure tourism in Nepal has brought returns for the community and since the Tourism Act Amendment of 2002 trekking agents are required to provide insurance and rescue cover for guides Still both recognition and remuneration for Sherpa guides remain woefully inadequate especially given the vast amounts the Everest industry rakes in every year It is an asymmetry that needs to be acknowledged and addressed For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: May 6 2017 1:59 am Top News The Intellectual Cell of the Trinamool Congress on Friday organised a protest to counter the BJP’s “intelligentsia meet” — held a over week ago — where party national president Amit Shah addressed the crowd City intellectuals threw their weight behind Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and asked people of the state to stage a united fight against divisive politics of BJP and RSS TMC leaders Subrata Bakshi state IT Minister Bratya Basu and other pro-TMC intellectuals were present at the meeting which was held at University Institute Hall in College Street Minister Bratya Basu slammed the BJP and RSS combine saying: “They are not only dividing people on religious grounds but are also harassing secular forces for opposing BJP They are stifling the voice of the Opposition But they will not succeed as the Opposition will give a fitting reply to the divisive politics” The leaders also criticised the display of swords during Ram Navami rallies “Never before have I seen such rallies with arms during Ram Navami on the streets on Kolkata… All of us need to set aside our political differences and fight against these forces” said poet and TMC leader Subodh Sarkar With PTI For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Bhubaneswar | Published: September 27 2012 2:18 pm Related News In a bid to woo slum dwellers ahead of urban polls in OdishaChief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought inclusion of four more towns in the Centre’s Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) while showing keenness for making the state slum free The towns sought to be included in the RAY are BalasoreJeyporeJharsuguda and Jajpur “The state government is fully committed to making Odisha slum free and has formulated a comprehensive policy for this purpose” Patnaik said in a letter to Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty AlleviationKumari Selja The state government was also in the process of making legislation for according property rights to slum-dwellers and preventing growth of new slums-dwellers and of new slumsthe Chief Minister said Patnaik’s letter to the Union minister went close on the heels of the state cabinet’s approval on Tuesday of a legislation for comprehensive redevelopment and rehabilitation of the slum-dwellers The legislationOdisha Property Rights to Slum Dwellers and Prevention of New Slums Billis proposed to be brought in the next session of the assembly The moves are seen as steps initiated by the BJD government with an eye on the urban local bodies elections due early next year Six towns BhubaneswarCuttackBerhampurRourkelaSambalpur and Puri are covered under the RAY So far two pilot projects – Rangamatia and Mahisakhal slums in the capital have been sanctioned and proposals for a few more slums would be submitted soonhe said It is essential to expand coverage under RAY by including new cities owing to the rapid economic growth and urbanisation of the statethe chief minister said “Taking into account the growth of cities and the incidence of slumsit is recommended that the towns of BalasoreJeyporeJhrsuguda and Jajpur (including Jajpur road) may be included under the scheme” he said The RAY a scheme under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation to give shelter to the homeless aims at making the country free of slums It seeks to provide property rights to slum-dwellers For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News"It is tough to make predictions especially about the future" This witty line is attributed to the American baseball player Yogi Berra His real name incidentally was Lorenzo but he was nicknamed ‘Yogi’ because he could sit comfortably cross-legged like Indians Let us not be Yogis or mystics and stay away from making a prediction today about the elections of 2019 But we can still have a look at the numbers of 2014 break them down and analyse what the possibilities for 2019 are The recent victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh is thought to have made a return to power of Narendra Modi in 2019 inevitable If this is indeed so what will need to happen Just before counting began in the last election Modi made a prediction He said that the crowds at his rallies told him that he would get a full majority something not seen in Indian politics since 1984 This was accurate and he got 282 out of 543 Prime Minister Narendra Modi AFP The numbers for Modi came mainly from states in north India The places where he was particularly dominant were those where the BJP either had sitting governments or had a strong presence These were Modi’s home state Gujarat (where he won 26 out of 26) Rajasthan (25 out of 25) Madhya Pradesh (27 out of 29) Jharkhand (12 out of 14) Himachal Pradesh (4 out of 4) Haryana (7 out of 10) Delhi (7 out of 7) Chhattisgarh (10 out of 11) Uttarakhand (5 out of 5) and Uttar Pradesh (71 out of 80) This sweep of the northern states plus a handful in the northeast took Modi to over 200 seats the first time such numbers had been delivered in 30 years He then only needed to deliver average performance in the other parts to win So the simplest path for him would be to do the same thing again It will however be a challenge for him to duplicate this performance in the north In some places like Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and possibly Uttar Pradesh the party may not be able to hold as much ground in 2019 as it currently does One cannot improve on perfection and in Gujarat Uttarakhand Rajasthan and Delhi he has already achieved perfection In Gujarat the BJP faces a revolt from its most loyal voter the Patidar In Rajasthan there is a competent local leader in Sachin Pilot Like in Punjab which also had competent local leadership it will be a seat by seat fight Fortunately for Modi there is some space for him to do better in other big states He will most likely improve his strike rate in Maharashtra (where he won 23 out of 48) Bihar (22 out of 40) Odisha (1 out of 21) and in West Bengal (2 out of 42) In Maharashtra the BJP has become the state’s dominant party eclipsing Congress Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress and Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena Odisha and Bengal have never seen BJP governments However recent local elections show that the BJP has replaced the Congress as the opposition in Odisha and it has secured a foothold in Bengal To some extent this is because of Modi’s overall popularity and it will benefit his candidates in 2019 Because he has this breathing space in these four states the five southern states then become much less crucial for Modi However here also he is well placed He will probably match or improve on his performance in Karnataka (17 out of 28) Andhra Pradesh (2 out of 25) Kerala (0 out of 20) Tamil Nadu (1 out of 39) and Telangana (1 out of 17) In some of these states the BJP has a good vote share even in defeat (for example 10 percent in Kerala) It is placed to become a permanent presence there This is in some measure because of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh karyakarta (whom Modi always congratulates and thanks when he assesses local election victories) Decades of unselfish volunteer work has produced results In some measure it is also due to the decay of Congress which has lost space in all these states Most of us thought Atal Bihari Vajpayee would win a majority in 2004 Indeed he was himself so confident of victory that he called for elections six months early only to lose And so it would be unwise to predict what will happen two full years from now Governments and heroes have lost their popularity in much much lesser time The numbers however look very good for Modi We could say it is his election to lose rather than the opposition’s to win Beijing: China on Thursday said other countries need not make a "fuss" about its ongoing military exercise with Pakistan’s air force and that they should "learn to get used to" such routine drills Representational image Reuters "There’s no need for some countries to overreact and make a great fuss about it They need to learn to get used to such drills" Shen Jinke spokesperson for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said without directly referring to India The Chinese air force has deployed surveillance radar planes like the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) for the exercise It is international practice to hold military exercises and simulated combat training with foreign armies are necessary for troops of every country to improve their capabilities to safeguard state security and national interests Shen was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency The ongoing joint drills named ‘Shaheen VI’ were launched in China on 7 September and will run till 27 September China has dispatched J-11 fighters JH-7 fighter-bombers KJ-200 AWACS aircraft and ground forces including surface-to-air missile and radar troops while Pakistan has sent JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and early warning aircraft to join the exercise The ‘Shaheen’ joint exercise between the two militaries which maintain close relations was launched in March 2011 Paraguay the only team to have scored against Argentina at the Copa America can talk with authority about what it is to face the favourites when they are in full song Their warning to hosts Chile who face Lionel Messi’s team in Saturday’s final is to beware of leaving gaps in defence comes after a 6-1 roasting in their semi-final on Tuesday "If Argentina play at this level it’s very difficult to counter them" Paraguay’s Argentine coach Ramon Diaz told reporters AFP "Chile must be careful because we know that if you go out to attack Argentina you can have happen to you what happened to us You get caught wrong footed" said striker Lucas Barrios "Chile are a great team with great players . but Argentina are favourites It will surely be a great final" added Barrios who scored twice in two clashes with the Argentines in their opening 2-2 draw and Tuesday’s consolation goal Chileans want to see what they regard as their best ever generation of players crowned with the country’s first Copa America title This Argentine generation though have even more talent and are determined to end the country’s wait for a major title after losing the World Cup final to Germany in Brazil a year ago "If Argentina play at this level it’s very difficult to counter them" Paraguay’s Argentine coach Ramon Diaz told reporters "Chile are a great team but it’s very difficult to play against this (Argentina) team" Messi will be hoping he is third time lucky after also being on the losing side when Argentina were beaten by Brazil in the 2007 Copa America final in Venezuela It was a matter of when rather than if Argentina would translate into a bagful of goals their dominance of their rivals who have all lined up massed defensive ranks against them in the tournament An added bonus for Argentina is that their players are in good shape which was not altogether the case in Brazil last year where Angel Di Maria scorer of two goals on Tuesday missed the World Cup final through injury and Sergio Aguero was not entirely fit Messi Aguero and Javier Mascherano also avoided a second yellow card so Argentina will be at full strength in the final Fans could be in store for a goal fest after Argentina more than doubled their tally to 10 after Chile had scored 13 goals in their five matches Reuters Written by Ardhra Nair | Published: May 22 2013 2:12 am Related News The youth wing of NCPs city unit has initiated an inquiry party workers allegedly extorting students from drought-hit areas who had received financial aid from the party The action follows a report in Newslinepublished on May 3in which a University of Pune student was quoted as saying?" he said. 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