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in the past five years,said,Though we had ample number of brain dead patientsthe actual number of organ donations was very low The reasons were lack of consentprocedural problemspatients not counselledtoo unstable for donationage and co-morbidities? Our job is to play and do our duties. It may be Bangladesh, “We will study the judgement and then decide our future course of action, he said, Dr Samir Patel,The situation is under control and no fresh H1N1 cases have been reported from anywhere in the district, said Dr Shah The district health department has set up an out-door patient department (OPD) at Rampur village Family members of Rathod are also being given preventive treatment by the health officials For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 12 2012 1:16 am Related News Continuing with the Golden Jubilee celebrations of PGIMERChandigarhthe Department of HepatologyPGIMER and the Chandigarh and Department of GastroenterologyAIIMSNew Delhi will jointly organize the Single Theme Conference on Hepatocellular Carcinoma (liver cancer) under the aegis of Indian National Association for the Study of Liver (INASL) on October 13 and Current Perspective in Liver Diseases (CPLD)-2012 on October 14 covering various aspects of liver diseases The Department of Hepatology has been organizing these conferences by alternating the venue with AIIMSNew Delhi each year since 2001 and this will be the 11 th PGI-AIIMS joint conference which will be attended by more than 250 Doctors working in the field of hepatologygastroenterologyradiology and internal medicine Liver cancer is a common problem in this part of the country and is usually related to the infection with Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virusalcohol consumption and fatty liver disease related to overweight and diabetes mellitus The first day of the conference will be devoted to the discussion revolving around the epidemiologydiagnosispathogenesis and medical and surgical treatment of liver cancer with experts from all over the country dwelling upon the various aspects The second day of the conference will cover various aspects of liver diseases including Hepatitis C InfectionHepatitis B InfectionNon Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and various complications of cirrhosis liver including hepatic encephalopathyascites and renal failure Malignancies of the gall bladder and the bile duct are also common in this part of the country and their management will also be discussed during the conference The conference will also include a session about the awareness and problems related to the organ donation in this country and the inauguration of a website related to organ donation This website will be unique and one of its kind and will give all the required information to the general public about various aspects of organ donationincluding the various organs which can be donated after deathhow to pledge for organ donation by filling in a donor card and other aspects of the process that people may want to know in order to donate an organ The conference will be inaugurated by Prof N K GangulyDistinguished Biotechnology Fellow & Advisor Translational Health Sciences & Technology Institute and Ex-Director GeneralIndian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)New Delhi and will be graced by distinguished faculty For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Marcoussis | Published: June 28 2016 7:16 pm Nani is playing in his third European Championship since making his senior international debut in 2006(Source: Reuters) Top News The Portuguese have had their backs to the wall in the competition so far with goals generally hard to come by but the players have dug in and appear to be starting to come alive “We have shown camaraderie and that we are all rowing in the same direction” Nani said at Tuesday’s news conference “I can certainly say that for me this is the best time in the national team for the group that we have “This has been one of the factors that has proved that we are much stronger than before and that we are in a good condition to go as far as possible” Portugal have gone from a team who squeezed into the last 16 after three consecutive draws in Group F to one that upset in-form Croatia 1-0 in the last round Nani who is playing in his third European Championship since making his senior international debut in 2006 has started every game in France scoring twice Portugal’s battling resilient performance against Hungary when they came from behind three times to draw 3-3 seems to have been a turning point “I think we have played good games like against Hungary where we scored lots of goals and gave an attacking exhibition” said Nani whose 100 appearances make him the fourth-most capped player in Portugal’s history “But it’s clear that it can’t always be like that” READ:Standings Group stageclassification If Portugal have to eschew attractive football to win Nani says they will “Our aim is to go as far as possible and if we need to sacrifice playing well in order to do get a result we will do so” the Fenerbahce winger said Unbeaten Poland who defeated Switzerland on penalties on Saturday will be a big hurdle to clear “There are no favourite teams in this tournament” Nani said “We know that Poland is a strong side with experienced players and we will have to be at our best to go through” Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho joined training on Tuesday morning after missing Monday’s session while Raphael Guerreiro and Andre Gomes did gym work for a second successive day after suffering knocks against Croatia For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 24 2016 6:18 pm Harmanpreet Kaur is India’s vice-captain (Source: File) Top News All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur has become the first Indian women cricketer to be recruited by a foreign Twenty20 franchise as she signed up with Sydney Thunder the reigning Women’s Big Bash League champions for the second edition of the Australian T20 league This is the first official signing since the BCCI cleared the women cricketers to participate in overseas leagues earlier this month On the final day of the Indian board’s working committee meeting in Dharamsala the BCCI president Anurag Thakurconfirmed that Harmanpreet has been signed by the Thunder Harmanpreet India’s vice-captain had received offer from three teams including the Sydney Sixers the runners-up in the inaugural season but she zeroed in on the Thunder “I think we saw in the Indian team some very dynamic players including Veda Krishnamurthy and Harmanpreet Kaur Ithink these two stood out” Alex Blackwell the Thunder captain had said earlier “We have a pretty solid team… but we have an opportunity to bring another overseas players in and we’ll be looking to spend that spot wisely Hopefully we’ll get one of the best players around the world” India women’s team had recorded their first-ever bilateral series win in Australia winning the T20 series 2-1 ahead of the World T20 and Harmanpreet contributed a 31-ball 46 in a historic chase in the series opener The 27-year-old was also a standout performer during India’s disappointing World T20 campaign where she scored 89 runs and took seven wickets in four outings For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Published: January 14 2016 5:45 pm Kalki Koechlin’s video that deserves mandatory viewing; probably a place in our school and college curriculum and space on our page ones Related News It’s been two days since Kalki Koechlin’s lyrical performance piece The Printing Machine found its way onto YouTube Online news portals will have you believe that the video has gone ‘viral’ a term used so casually now But has it really A mere four lakh views on YouTube in 2016 and a scattered viewership on Facebook and Twitter hardly puts this piece in that category It’s a video that deserves mandatory viewing; probably a place in our school and college curriculum and space on our page ones (Read:Watch video: Kalki Koechlin pens poem on ‘brutality of our culture’) Kalki Koechlin’s poem on women exaggerated notions of beauty standards of conduct set by society and the various brutalities against them will make you uncomfortable in your seat What really jolts the viewer however is her unapologetic take on how newspapers and glossies portray women and sensationalise news on crimes against them “Chrr tak tak takka dakka takchhree” says Kalki imitating the sound of the printing machine through the act “Chrrr chrrr chrrring a village dangling of two girls like pin up dolls upon a tree” goes the next line (Also read:Disability needs visibility in India: Kalki Koechlin) The 2012 Delhi gang rape the case of two girls found hanging in Badaun in 2014 a starving Irom Sharmila foreign tourists raped the rising number of acid attacks menstruating women being stopped at places of worship and the hypocritical take of society on how men and women ought to be in a society find ample space in The Printing Machine (Read:Kalki Koechlin’s ‘It’s Your Fault’ satirical video on rape goesviral) Then again who’s surprised that Kalki Koechlin would make us feel that kick in the stomach with her views or come up with such a scathing satirical thinking poem that makes the term ‘feminism’ a part of our dinner conversation She has done this in the past too In 2014 another satirical piece by Koechlin It’s Your Fault in collaboration with All India Bakchod spoke of rape and how women are often held responsible for it Last year she made a brief appearance in a webseries Man’s World which is on gender inequality In fact The Printing Machine too is an old poem by her which she performed in Mumbai in 2014 and sadly never went ‘viral’ In 2009 she made a bold debut as Chanda with Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D In 2015 she basked in the glory of playing Laila a girl with cerebral palsy discovering herself and her sexuality in Margarita With A Straw In between she explored a range of characters each more layered than the other each breaking the Bollywood actress stereotype each creating a niche for her and enabling space for others Kalki Koechlin is the actor the poet the performer and the feminist we desperately need For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 11 2015 7:51 pm Actress Anushka Sharma says the nation should be proud of the worldwide success of her film “PK” as people from different countries are watching it and lauding it Related News Actress Anushka Sharma says the nation should be proud of the worldwide success of her film “PK” as people from different countries are watching it and lauding it Team “PK” hosted a success party here on Wednesday It was attended by Vidhu Vinod Chopra Rajkumar Hirani Aamir Khan and Anushka along with megastar Amitabh Bachchan Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh among others Anushka seemed happy and said: “It (‘PK’) was a unique idea unique concept… these are the key things that can make a movie work I think ‘PK’ has proven that” Share This Article Related Article The film has done exceptionally well in China where it has grossed over Rs100 crore “People who speak different languages they are watching the movie from our language So I think all of us should be proud as nation and as cinema lovers” added the actress whose “Dil Dhadakne Do” released just last week For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWashington: Nasa has opened registration for a new USD 1 million prize competition that seeks to develop the capabilities of humanoid robots to help astronauts on the journey to Mars “Ajay had returned from a wedding after a week and the two were celebrating with drinks.

then be ready to go down the memory lane as we bring to you the wedding pictures of Yudhisthir a.whether participants were an online community, produced by Rajya Sabha TV,” said a leader. “He’s condemned for showing us what the fake news media won‘t, deputy leader of the anti-immigration Britain First group,” he lamented. Subsequently, Far from the 5 cr jobs promised,. — INC India (@INCIndia) February 9 2017 The GDP figures of the Govt are faulty CSO statistics don’t match the projections Economic Survey has used data from before Nov 8th — INC India (@INCIndia) February 9 2017 Sharma said "The job and wage loss has been very high At least 45 million jobs will be lost in the current fiscal year It’s a frightening situation and the government has not been able to answer anything There is absolutely no hopes of reviving the Indian economy in 2017" Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma AP file image About the Centre’s demonetisation move Sharma said "Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that there was no shortage of cash for a single day after demonetisation is contrary to the real situation and the whole country is aware of it ATMs are often empty or defunct He thought about demonetisation but was not prepared well and he refuses to acknowledge that the move has caused immense loss" With regards to the recent jibe made by Modi in the Rajya Sabha where he said Manmohan Singh has perfected the art of "bathing in the shower while wearing a raincoat" — a reference to the former prime minister’s alleged involvement in scams during his tenure "The prime minister is intolerant to criticism lives in denial is arrogant and has lowered the dignity of his office repeatedly He has used language that is unacceptable to political debates The prime ministeractually relishes insulting and berating the political opposition" Sharma said "He hurled insult after insult violated the ethics of the House berated Indira Gandhi Modi has insulted Indian democracy in Parliament" Sharma added He further spoke about how Modi used "vitriolic abuse" to shut out the opposition and to dictate the House and the Opposition when to speak "Mazaak mein bhi pradhan mantri ko bhaasha ka khayal rakhna chahiye (The PM must keep decency of language in mind even while joking)" he said "This kind of mindset the kind of lies being peddled The final chapter of the prime minster’s saga will be written by us" he added Written by Agencies | New York | Published: October 28 2009 9:10 am Related News Quashing the rumours of a break up’Hangover’ star Bradley Cooper is planning to introduce girlfriendactress Renee Zellweger to his parents because their relationship is getting serious Hollywood hunkwho has been dating his ‘Case 39’ co-star since earlier this yearhas dispelled rumours the couple have split and has decided to introduce the Zellweger to his familyNew York Daily News reported “Things have been heading in this direction for the two of them for a whilebut this definitely solidifies how serious they are” a source said Zellwegerwho had her 2005 marriage to singer Kenny Chesney annulledis anxious to impress Cooper’s mother Gloria and father Charlie “She says she’s nervousand she’s really hoping it goes well But she’s very excited It’s quite serious Renee and Bradley are crazy about each other For both their sakeI certainly hope Gloria likes her” the source said It was reported over the weekend the 34-year-old actor had separated from the actress after growing close to movie producer Holly Wiersma For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be known as a Hindu party but about half its new legislature party in Goa comprises Catholics BJP’s strategy to field eight Catholic candidates in Goa seems to have worked well for it Although it won only 13 seats in the new 40-member Assembly most of its Catholic candidates won their seats and one Arthur D’Silva came second in the Curtolim constituency The party has earned a lot of flak for fielding no Muslims in Uttar Pradesh and in several other states in the recent past However it adopted a different strategy in Goa with regard to minorities In fact the proportion of Catholics among the BJP candidates during the election in Goa (the party did not field candidates in every constituency) almost matched the 25 percent proportion of Catholics in the state’s population Representational image AFP Although this proportion of the population has steadily declined over most of the past century from more than half to a quarter Catholics still comprise a vocal and socially influential community The concentration of Hindus is much larger in the heavily forested northern and eastern parts of the state Only one constituency among the 40 in the state is reserved for scheduled tribes House leader It would be particularly interesting if the party was now to choose a Catholic as its House leader Francis D’Souza who retained the Mapusa seat is a frontrunner D’Souza has been the deputy chief minister in the cabinets led by both Manohar Parrikar and Laxmikant Parsekar over the past five years For a sitting MLA D’Souza won with a very convincing margin —10957 votes against the 4129 votes of his nearest rival — from the pro-Hindu Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party He evidently did not face much anti-incumbency antagonism in his largely urban constituency D’Souza certainly thinks he ought to lead the party in the House He had publicly voiced his anger and opposition when the low-key Parsekar was promoted to the chief minister’s post when Parrikar moved to New Delhi in late 2014 D’Souza was abroad at the time BJP national president Amit Shah announced after the votes were counted on Saturday that the party’s Central Parliamentary Board would decide who would lead the legislature parties in the five states for which polls have just been completed Suspense over vacancy Parsekar the House leader over the past couple of years was defeated from the Mandrem constituency in north Goa For Parsekar who had held the seat for four terms this is particularly humiliating since he contested as the sitting chief minister Shah had announced during the election campaign that Parrikar would run the party’s state unit after the elections —whether from New Delhi or from the state capital Panaji Parrikar might be despatched to the state if the party feels confident that he can cobble together a House majority and so form the next government despite having won only 13 seats in the 40-member House This might cost it politically and morally however for the results can be interpreted as a rejection of the incumbent ruling party —a withdrawal of the mandate to rule The Congress would expect to be invited to form the next government on the basis of having the largest group in the new House It might hope for the support of some of the three Independents Churchill Alemao of the Nationalist Congress Party is likely to support the BJP which supported his candidature in the Benaulim constituency Alemao was the chief minister when he was part of the Congress and the NCP had contested the 2012 elections in alliance with the Congress On the other hand the Congress might hope for support from the Goa Forward party which has won three seats The Congress had apparently supported some of the Goa Forward candidates —such as Vinoda Palienkar in the Siolim constituency in north Goa By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: January 5 2017 3:26 pm Suriya’s Singam 3 gets a ‘U’ certificate Related News The revising committee of the censor board has awarded actor Suriya’s Singam 3 a clean ‘U’ certificate paving way for its worldwide release on January 26 Earlier the censor board has given the film a U/A certificate and the filmmakers were not happy about it The makers of the cop film even postponed the release date so that they can approach the revising committee hoping to convince the members of the panel to clear the film with a ‘U’ certificate The universal certificate makes Singam eligible for audiences of all age groups and allows filmmakers to apply for tax exemption in Tamil Nadu Singam 3 which was expected to release during the Pooja weekend last year was postponed thrice due to various reasons Initially it was announced that the film will open in theatres on December 16 And again it was pushed by a week at the request of the makers of Telugu film Dhruva The filmmakers again postponed the release citing external factors beyond their control The filmmakers are determined to release the film on the Republic Day weekend and have started promoting it through television shows newspaper ads and online campaigns The film’s Telugu version Yamudu 3 will also release on the same date Singam 3 is the third instalment in the super cop series created by director Hari The expectations from the film are already high compared to its predecessors Besides Suriya the film stars Anushka Shetty Shruti Haasan It also marks Kollywood debut of popular television actor and Mr World 2015 Thakur Anoop Singh who is playing the main antagonist in the film The film has music from Harris Jayaraj who has composed several memorable songs for Suriya’s films in the past After finishing Singam 3 director Hari will helm the sequel to his 2003 blockbuster Saamy with Vikram and Trisha in the lead roles For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shivani Naik | New Delhi | Updated: August 10 2017 10:14 am Saina Nehwal like Sindhu will get a first-round bye at the Glasgow World Championships (Source: File) Related News PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth are tipped to make some serious history at the Glasgow World Championships starting in 10 days’ time In what has been a stunning year for the duo in the run up to the Worlds — an Olympic silver for Sindhu 22 and two back to back Super Series titles for Srikanth 24 expectations will soar given their sheer love for the big stage and some attractive badminton they have played this last season The one name they overshadowed over this period though is India’s original superstar Saina Nehwal When the draws were released on Wednesday Nehwal was thrown an almighty obstacle course Seeded 12th — perhaps her lowest since her breakout season a decade ago — the 27-year-old is looking for that one big win that can start the turnaround for her since the ill-fated knee injury that saw her exit the last big tournament — the Rio Games — against a Ukrainian opponent The Bangalore-based shuttler has since garnered an even more loyal fan following than her big success Sundays with 10 Super Series and an Olympic bronze and a World Championship silver kitty fighting valiantly while struggling with post-recovery tightness She picked up a title in Malaysia and was applauded for her dignified face-off with Sindhu as her seasoned game showed signs of resistance without really going the distance At Glasgow Nehwal starts with a bye might play a lung opener with a Swiss before the biggies get thrown at her round after round “It’s OK the draw Her quarter is tough no doubt but when you are not in the top 8 this is expected She’s coping well with the sessions and needs one big win to get her confidence back” says coach Vimal Kumar who guided her to the Worlds final in Indonesia two seasons ago “That was a different time She’d just reached World No 1 but had never crossed the quarters in the World Championships She’s a fighter” he says propping up his ward’s confidence by focussing on the positives For sure Nehwal had shown remarkable composure when the going’s gotten tough — patiently picking up wins that just two years ago would’ve seemed like strolls in the park There’s plentiful resilience in making peace with the body that needed effort in patching back together and taking in her stride losses that would’ve chipped at the belief of a lesser player Her resolve hasn’t flaked off though Glasgow has not offered her particular respite as far as the draw goes There is the pugnacious retriever Sung Ji Hyun possibly in Round 3 — Nehwal’s beaten her often even in the last one year but the Korean specialises in making lives difficult and has her deceptive strokes even if there’s a dearth of outright kill-weapons There is left-handed He Bingjiao the Chinese sixth seed who is rated highly in quarters before the big wall in the semis – either the feisty Spaniard Carolina Marin who has been cooped up back home preparing for the Worlds after an indifferent Super Series season or the eternally under-rated Japanese Nozomi Okuhara — both Olympic medallists Marin clearly has been handed the toughest quarter (wristy whiz Tai Tzu Ying World No 1 is missing choosing World Universiade and Akane Yamaguchi is top seed) though Nehwal’s path is no breeze either “There’s no pressure on her this time she can play freely” Vimal says adding that the duo have worked on variations from the back court and course-corrected on the net where she’d been guilty of pushing the shuttle too back “It’s very open the competition Saina’s played well in Australia and lost only to good players and close matches She’ll fight like always” the coach adds Sun test for PV Sindhu PV Sindhu should start against Korean Kim Hyo Min (Source: File) India’s Olympic sensation PV Sindhu starts with a bye too and should start against Korean Kim Hyo Min though her first test will be the tall Chinese Sun Yu The Indian has shown remarkable big occasion temperament – something that the Chinese has lacked including at the China Open last November Though she’s scored wins against most of the top names in the upper half of the draw – Akane Yamaguchi and Ratchanok Intanon — it’s the two Chinese floaters Chen Yufei (seeded 9th) and Chen Xiaoxin (seeded 14) who can wreck havoc in the top half Sindhu though should fancy her chances of making the finals and improving upon her two bronze medals Kidambi Srikanth path smooth For India’s top men’s singles player Kidambi Srikanth there is a familiar punching bag Korean Son Won Ho placed in his half and seemingly stopping his path to the semifinal That’s no Chen Long Chong Wei or Lin Dan till the semis only Tommy Sugiarto to be wary of Sai Praneeth starts against Wei Nan and needs to hurdle over game-sake Chou Tien Chen while Ajay Jayram has Chen Long and Sameer Verma Lin Dan in their paths of progress For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: August 20 2015 11:59 am Actress Lindsay Lohan is being sued by a former driver who claims she owes him over USD 27000 (Source: Reuters) Related News Actress Lindsay Lohan is being sued by a former driver who claims she owes him over USD 27000 Edson Ricci claimed the 29-year-old actress owes him over USD 26000 for his transportation services and an additional USD 1439 for repayment of a hotel bill he covered on Lohan’s behalf reported TMZ Share This Article Related Article Ricci said he was Lohan’s go-to driver between August and October 2012 At that time she had a number of other matters on her mind including an emergency intervention staged by her father a ban from the Chateau Marmont for failing to pay her bill and a hit and run arrest after she left the scene of an accident For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: December 11 2015 4:54 pm Zarine Khan said: “I am very happy for Salman Khan Finally after so many years he has got the freedom This is the best gift Salman has got for his 50th birthday What more he could ask for” Related News Actress Zareen Khan who was launched in Bollywood by Salman Khan in the 2010 film “Veer” says his acquittal in the 2002 accident case on Thursday is the best gift that he could get ahead of his 50th birthday In pics:Salman Khan Acquitted Of All Charges Greeted By Sea Of Fans Outside Hishouse Zareen who also danced with Salman Khan on the ‘Character dheela’ song in “Ready” told IANS: “I am very happy for Salman Khan Finally after so many years he has got the freedom This is the best gift Salman has got for his 50th birthday What more he could ask for Also read:Salman Khan breaks down after hearing the verdict in 2002 hit and run case “I just congratulated him and I am very happy for him” Watch Salman Khan’s Judgement Positive; Happy For Him says Shah Rukh Khan: Salman Khan who will turn 50 on December 27 was emotional after the verdict was announced in the accident case in which a pavement dweller was killed and four others injured Also read:Bollywood welcomes Salman’s acquittal in hit-and-run case For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRio de Janeiro: The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said it backed a corruption probe into world body FIFA following the arrest of seven top officials Wednesday including the man who led the CBF until last month Two FIFA vice-presidents were among those detained in a dawn raid in Zurich where FIFA president Sepp Blatter is expected to be re-elected Friday and former CBF head Jose Maria Marin was also arrested "Given the serious events of this morning in Zurich involving leaders and businessmen linked to football the CBF declares publicly it fully supports each and any investigation" the Brazilian body said in a statement FIFA Corruption Scandal has rocked the governing body for football Getty Images "The organization will await in a responsible manner its conclusion without prejudice" the CBF said as its hierarchy met at its Rio de Janeiro headquarters "The new management team at CBF which started work on April 16 2015 reaffirms its commitment to truth and transparency" the body added Marco Polo del Nero who replaced Marin as CBF president last month said the widening scandal looked "very bad" for FIFA after US officials revealed an indictment alleging that 14 senior soccer officials and marketing executives had engaged in a $151 million 24-year bribery scheme "Logically this is not good it is very bad" del Nero said at his Zurich hotel "But first we have to find out what happened we have to analyse everything" he told a throng of reporters Marin a former politician led the CBF through last year’s hosting of the World Cup Former Brazil star turned senator Romario a vociferous critic of Marin said: "Many of those who are corrupt and thieves who harm football have been detained" Speaking to the senate’s education culture and sports commission he added: "Sadly it was not our police who captured him A thief has to go to jail I congratulate the FBI and particularly the Swiss police for their actions" Romario said he hoped the latest developments would stymie Blatter’s hopes of re-election "I hope this will change something as there is the hope at least for me that Blatter may also be detained I hope we can employ people worthy of their place as (football) leaders" Romario said Marin remains a CBF vice-president and is a current member of the FIFA organizing committee for next year’s Rio Olympics Birmingham UK: Chris Rogers was left to rue a lack of fight on the part of his fellow Australia batsmen as England dominated the first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday Australia were skittled out for just 136 after skipper Michael Clarke won the toss with veteran opener Rogers’s 52 the lone batting highlight of an innings where the next best score was Adam Voges’s 16 Chris Rogers in action AP James Anderson took an Ashes-best six for 47 before Ian Bell followed up with 53 to leave England just three runs behind at 133 for three come stumps This was Australia’s worst first day since they slumped to 98 all out and then saw England make 157 without loss before stumps in the 2010 Boxing Day Test at Melbourne And had it not been for several rain interruptions the last of which forced an early close they would have been behind before Wednesday’s close as well ‘Get through’ Only Rogers with years of experience of seaming pitches in English county cricket appeared ready to battle it out at Edgbaston and this performance is bound to lead to accusations that Australia who thrashed England by 405 runs on a placid pitch at Lord’s to level the current five-match series at 1-1 are ‘flat-track bullies’ "We won the toss we had first crack at it but England bowled well and put us under pressure and we didn’t respond" Rogers told Sky Sports after stumps "You’ve got to give their attack credit they bowled very well but there’s times when you’ve got to fight you have to get through somehow and you look at some of the dismissals and think maybe we shouldn’t have got out that way" added the 37-year-old left-hander set to retire after this series Rogers suffered a dizzy spell at Lord’s and was forced off the field on 49 in Australia’s second innings Medical tests revealed the injury was related to a balance problem in the inner ear caused when Rogers was hit on the helmet by an Anderson bouncer during his Test-best 173 in the first innings at Lord’s Rogers who missed Australia’s preceding 2-0 series win in the Caribbean with concussion suffered while batting in the nets said the examinations he had endured in the run-up to Wednesday’s match had made him feel like a "guinea pig" "I needed to have these tests to have peace of mind as much as anything" Rogers said "To come out and score some runs I had to fight hard today. it’s nice but we needed to have a better day" Anderson already England’s most successful Test bowler took his tally to 412 Test wickets on Wednesday after the rare experience of going wicketless in a match return of none for 137 at Lord’s "I thought we bowled pretty well much better than we did at Lord’s" said Anderson who turns 33 on Thursday "We weren’t expecting it (the pitch) to do as much as it did "We saw Chris Rogers get it on it and he played well and was watchful and put away the bad ball" Anderson also praised recalled England fast bowler Steven Finn who marked his first Test appearance since 2013 by taking the key wickets of Steven Smith and Clarke in a return of two for 38 Finn captained by Rogers at Middlesex was deemed "unselectable" after losing his action on England’s 2013/14 tour of Australia which saw them lose the Ashes 5-0 "He’s obviously had a tough 18 months and he’s worked so hard to get back in the Test side" said Anderson of Finn "Everyone in the dressing room is delighted for him" Madrid: Despite its long experience in fighting terrorism Spain failed this past week to prevent two deadly attacks in Catalonia — a key tourist magnet but also the Spanish region most vulnerable to such assaults analysts say In attacks claimed by the Islamic State group suspected jihadists killed 14 people and left 120 wounded using vehicles to mow down pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday and in the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils early Friday Spain has five decades of experience of fighting against the Basque separatist group ETA which killed over 800 people until it declared a ceasefire in 2011 But it was jolted to another dimension of terrorism in 2004 when it suffered Europe’s deadliest Islamist attack to date During the morning rush hour of 11 March of that year bombs packed with nails exploded on four commuter trains heading into Madrid killing 191 people and injuring nearly 2000 In the aftermath of the carnage Madrid overhauled its security forces It bolstered its police and intelligence services with new hires recruited translators and reinforced its cooperation with neighbouring France and Morocco said Mikel Buesa a terrorism expert at Complutense University in Madrid Authorities also started routinely detaining suspects as a preventive measure he added Additionally "self-indoctrination" over the internet with the intent of carrying out an attack became a crime in 2015 easing the process of such early detentions Police officers cordon off a street in Barcelona Spain AP Although some lawyers say the measure does not always respect human rights it has been credited with helping to spare Spain from the terror attacks that have plagued its European neighbours The country with its 5000 kilometres (3100 miles) of coastline and long sunshine hours has also succeeded in attracting tourists shunning turbulent destinations like Tunisia or Egypt ‘Centre of jihadist activity’ But the jihadist threat has risen since 2016 when Islamist websites named as a target "Al Andalus" — the name of Spanish territories governed until 1492 by Muslims better known as Moors And experts are particularly worried about the concentration of jihadists in Catalonia home to the biggest community of Muslims in Spain Muslims number 19 million in the country of 47 million inhabitants or about 4 percent of the population according to the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain Most of them are North Africans with Moroccans topping the list Because many are new arrivals there has until now been less risk of radicalisation than elsewhere in Europe where disenfranchised second or third-generation immigrants have sometimes turned to extremist ideology said Javier Zaragoza a prosecutor and anti-terror specialist Relatively few have left Spain to join jihadist groups such as the Islamic State organisation with only 214 leaving to fight along jihadists in Iraq or Syria said Carola Garcia-Calvo of the Real Instituto Elcano a think-tank That is just a small fraction of the more than 1000 people who have quit France for jihadist ranks since 2012 But the think-tank also warned that "the metropolitan region of Barcelona is the home of jihadist terrorism in Spain" "Our last analysis published early August shows that 25 percent of people detained in relation to Islamist terrorism come from the Barcelona province" Garcia-Calvo said Geographically that is "the main centre of jihadist activity" A troubling history In fact Catalonia has seen a long history of jihadist activity Spain’s first jihadist — a member of the Algerian Armed Islamic Group (GIA) — was uncovered in the state in 1995 Mohammed Atta the pilot who slammed a passenger plane into one of New York’s World Trade Center towers on 11 September 2001 spent time in Catalonia shortly before the attacks And in 2008 a plot targeting Barcelona’s underground trains was foiled when it was already in advanced stages The Vanguardia newspaper quoting security sources claimed last year that Catalonia was fertile ground for Salafist prayer halls with 50 in the region at the last count The state is also now home to a significant number of second-generation immigrants Among them is the group of youths believed to have carried out this past week’s deadly attacks Most were children of Moroccan immigrants who had grown up in Ripoll a town at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains The town is frequented by tourists and its unemployment rate is not particularly high while neighbours described the suspects as hardworking and serious boys But police warn that it may have been a case of rapid radicalisation with the suspects turning to extremism in just a few months For the security forces that is the biggest headache — because unlike returnees from the Middle Eastern war zones such potential jihadists are difficult to detect Sharma said the opposition party has decided to "boycott" Modi and will also?

Representational image. The next point is employment.” Creation remains the top prerogative of art and it is the job of a filmmaker to be as original as possible. Gujarat politics is especially gaining steam around the Patidar community’s leanings,who are not interest in the well-being of the people and development of Assam? MeanwhileULFA appointed Peoples Consultative Group (PCG) member Mukul Mahanta claimed Rajkhowa had called him up and informed that an important announcement regarding talks with the Centre would be announced soon with the PCG likely to play a prominent role in the process For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Updated: April 17 2016 7:22 am B R Ambedkar Related News It was with sadness and cynicism that I watched the unprecedented outpouring of paeans to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary last week Sadness because I believe that a country as young as India needs new heroes who come from public service and not just cinema or cricket and these paeans reminded me of how few there have been since 1947 Cynicism because when I listened to political leaders fall over themselves trying to claim Ambedkar’s legacy I saw shameless hypocrisy As someone who is sickened to the core that a job like manual scavenging continues to exist in India I found myself wondering why the leaders who sang praises to Ambedkar last week did not show the political will to end this awful practice decades ago Ambedkar’s home state Maharashtra is ironically the biggest culprit The Census of 2011 found 794000 cases of manual scavenging of which 63713 were in Maharashtra Other states also allow the prevalence of this most repugnant of jobs including Uttar Pradesh that has been ruled for more than one term by a Dalit woman chief minister The majority of manual scavengers are women and there could be more than a million of them since the Indian Railways spreads human excrement across the length and breadth of India Now what is the point in singing praises to India’s most famous Dalit leader if we cannot stop the Railways from enforced manual scavenging This column has few heroes but Ambedkar is one of them I admire him for his ability to have been able to see India’s warts and sores and evil practices at a time when every other political leader was wrapping himself up in the national flag When Gandhiji saw rural India as idyllic and innocent Ambedkar pointed out that India’s villages were ‘cesspools’ of superstition and casteism He is right to this day When every other leader of the freedom movement recommended socialism as the economic path forward Ambedkar talked of capitalism He was right And today the most ardent supporters of economic reform are Dalit entrepreneurs who say openly that free enterprise is the biggest weapon against casteism It is my considered opinion that India is a poor country only because instead of free enterprise we have had a virtual economic dictatorship imposed upon us in the name of socialism Since this system was unable to create wealth or even begin to lift the poor (mostly low-caste) out of poverty we had affirmative action in the form of reserved government jobs and admission to educational institutions Is it not time to ask whether reservations have worked Powerful rural caste groups these days have taken to burning public property and in the case of Haryana whole cities in their passion for reservations When they take time off from violent protests they say that all reservations should be ended if they cannot be included It could be time to take them up on this Reserved government jobs and reserved seats in schools and colleges have become the excuse for governments to absolve themselves of their responsibility to build enough schools and colleges and an economy that creates real jobs If there was not a permanent shortage of these most vital things there would be no need for reservations In schools and colleges reservations now come in so many categories that about the only children who find it hard to find admission are upper-caste Hindus During the 2014 election campaign I spent some time talking to students in Banaras Hindu University who said they were voting for Narendra Modi because they believed he was the only political leader who had the courage to end reservations At the other end of the scale we have the sort of discrimination that forced Rohith Vemula to commit suicide The ugly truth is that our institutions of learning have been turned into battlefields in which casteism has become a weapon to be used in different ways The ugly truth also is that if Ambedkar were alive today he would be deeply ashamed of the way that India has turned out despite his fine Constitution This is why the word ‘parivartan’ had such resonance in the last general election We need new heroes new ideas new jobs new institutions of learning and above all a new dream because the old one has been poisoned by cynical leaders who could not care less if young Dalit girls spent their whole lives cleaning uppercaste excrement So the real tribute to Ambedkar would be not to build more memorials but to build millions more schools in which instead of reserved seats discrimination against Dalit children would become a criminal offence This is most important in rural schools because Indian villages continue to be ‘cesspools’ ‘Parivartan’ is more needed here than anywhere else This column first appeared in the print edition under the title ‘Ugly truths’ Follow the author on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by A N Tiwari | Updated: September 27 2014 8:23 am It is never reassuring for a lateral entrant to be compelled to deal with an entrenched and unhelpful bureaucracy whose labyrinthine ways can test the acumen of even the very best in business Related News The Central government has just set the ball rolling for the induction of the executive of a private firm into government through the lateral entry process Though it is still early to divine if a new outlook on governance is unfolding some reflection on lateral entry into government is in order The permanent civil services in developing countries are long considered the source of stability and continuity in societies encounteringmultiple forms of centrifugal and disintegrating forces A perennial problem for developing countries is the steep learning curve its civil servants face to cope with new social and technological challenges The lateral entry of professionals from outside the civil services into government has long been considered a possible remedy for the apparent weakness of the bureaucratic setup The Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) and the sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) commented favourably albeit with some caution on lateral entry It is argued that lateral entries enable the political leadership to bring into the fold of government the critical domain knowledge it may need The emergence of a dynamic private sector has prompted a rethink about standard practices of governance The managerial practices and delivery efficiencies that the private sector is compelled to constantly develop modify and refine in order to remain competitive hold important lessons for governments In the past public administration drew heavily upon systems and practices developed by the armed forces for use in civilian administration The private sector’s experiences have begun to play a similar role vis-a-vis modern-day governments International practices regarding lateral entries differ widely As noted by the ARC countries such as Australia Belgium the Netherlands and the US have a policy of making appointments to identified senior positions in government from a wider pool comprising all civil servants and applicants from the private sector possessing the requisite domain knowledge The bulk of the appointments nevertheless has historically been from the civil services Outsiders recruited comprised no more than 10 to 14 per cent in recent times India Japan South Korea Malaysia and Spain on the other hand follow a more closed system Civil servants recruited at entry levels rise over the years to man top administrative posts Lateral entries are isolated and sporadic The strength of the latter system was the prevalence of a common civil service value system esprit de corps and a heightened awareness regarding capacity building within the services which proved valuable in the long run Even in the heyday of centralised governance and pervasive bureaucracy the Indian government has been known to selectively bring into its fold outstanding professionals in key areas such as finance industry petroleum and power These professionals held important executive positions as secretaries to the government — positions the civil services are most reluctant to cede to lateral entrants Outside professionals in advisory positions in government have been more common and are received by the bureaucracy with a relatively higher degree of tolerance Outside professionals have been welcomed in niche areas in which expertise within the government is known to be absent or inadequate These are usually functions policies and programmes that arise all too suddenly or are considered immediately important needing new systems and approaches for effective time-bound completion The approach to lateral entry from the private sector into government however has remained somewhat undefined making it difficult for top private-sector professionals to make a clear career choice It is never reassuring for a lateral entrant to be compelled to deal with an entrenched and unhelpful bureaucracy whose labyrinthine ways can testthe acumen of even the very bestin business Add to it the relatively short time the lateral entrant has to produce results and you have on hand a very frustrated individual The tenures of most lateral entrants in the higher echelons of administration have not been a spectacular success barring certain conspicuous exceptions Even if these transitional problems are overcome another problem — a perceptional one — haunts the outsider Since no established system of recruiting outsiders to seniorposts in government is in place the selection process is often ad hoc driven largely by the political executive The lateral entrant is thereafter branded as “so-and-so’s person” and is as much feared as envied for her “connections” The ministry of personnel polled its officers some time ago about their opinion on lateral entry into the higher civil services Fifty-three per cent endorsed it as useful Among the officers who were against it a sizeable number was of those initially recruited through the reserved category The fear generally expressed was about losing top-level posts to outsiders when competition among insiders itself was intense and becoming more so with each passing day In private conversations several senior officers scoff at the idea that there is anything in policy implementation and governance that cannot be effectively handled by the civil services given a chance They point to faulty selection processes and political patronage that often sully the choice of officers for top positions When officers so chosen predictably fail the entire civil service is blamed for lacking in competence Most would not like positions in government given away to outsiders without first establishing if there was capacity within the civil services to discharge those functions A continuous process of capacity building within the government it is argued can easily equip civil servants to meet all the emerging challenges of the modern age The abrupt induction of outsiders at the top policymaking levels it was hinted could produce potentially disruptive consequences for the system Apart from this there is scepticism that the Indian private sector is so sophisticated and skills-rich that it can meet the burgeoning need for high-level professionals by the Indian state The ARC and CRC have mooted a systemic approach in place of the present ad hocism to select from the open market suitable personnel for top echelons of government Certain positions at high levels — additional secretaries to the government of India and above — requiring superior technical and domain knowledge can be identified and placed outside the cadre strength These posts can be advertised for which officers of the government as well as outside professionals can be allowed to compete and the best can then be chosen Noting that there was “ almost universal acknowledgement of the need to induct outstanding skills and talent from outside the government to staff some positions in government departments” the ARC cautioned that “de-novo recruitment at any particular level may in the Indian context carry certain risks” The risk apart from anything else is of unknown consequences The civil services are therefore going to remain the mainstay of the Indian state for a long time with the lateral entrants providing the icing on the cake The writer is former secretary ministry of personnel For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News The bikers did not stop,the AAP would pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in a special session of the Delhi Assembly at Ramlila Maidan instead of the Secretariat.Shubham Sheokand 2 for 14,com/aQMeGjQP8y — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 17 October 2017 Kohli had recently appeared on a chat show with Aamir Khan in which he spoke on a range of topics. 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more pertinent and considerably more threatening storm hit the Sher-e-Bangla stadium minutes before the match was scheduled to start, Nine electric fans have been donated. You r a undeniable powerhouse lady! Much love always.” wrote Priyanka who had won a national award for playing a model in “Fashion” Congratulations to #KanganaRanaut Such a well deserved win You r a undeniable powerhouse lady! #BajiraoMastani — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 28, a move which Jairam Ramesh and P Chidambaram called "game changer"and Sonia Gandhi hailed as historic. Many working in the diamond cutting and polishing hub of Surat in South Gujarat belong to the Saurashtra region and the service is expected to come as a boon for them. Also making the cut in Warne’s squad were legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev and current limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Manoj (29), only one is filled. The Bill also enables the government to prescribe a maximum rate of interest which can be charged by the creditors on non-institutional loans provided by them.

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