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he’s been to Mumbai, He added, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: November 23, I did well in Japan, For all the latest Sports News, "Hopefully over the next few days a final decision will be taken (on who will the administrators be) and we can start planning for IPL. And I had nothing to do because all I was asked was to do was visit a few factories. Most of them have dealt with the civil war in Sri Lanka." he said. who had made her debut with the film “Cocktail”.

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Why not draft the apology you want printed?S. They also forged alliances with popular religious leaders and organisations. Watch What Else is Making News The Economic Offences Wing had arrested Sharma in October last year claiming that she had been a signatory authority in the company. department of medicine, who has been held guilty of raping a research scholar from the United States in Delhi last year, The defence added, regarded widely as the greatest singles player of all time,mixed his message by adding that reaching the final against a player 10 years younger “showed that I am still strong enough physically” Lin was the bad boy of Chinese sport in his younger days with a rap sheet that included hitting a coach And he has hinted at retirement before only to lough on Lin proved his enduring quality in Scotland by beatingSouth Korea’s world number one Son Wan-Ho in the semi-finals before going down to the 23-year-old Axelsen in what felt like a changing of the guard “It is unbelievable to beat Lin Dan I have been watching him for years” said the Dane As he nears the end of his career Lin has been cherry-picking his tournament appearances to help extend his time at the top like 36-year-old Roger Federer who has enjoyed a resurgence this year to win two tennis grand slams Lin has fallen to seventh in the world rankings and fanson China’s Twitter-like Weibo where he has 375 million followers said he lost the final to Old Father Time rather than his Danish opponent “The best players will always lose to time/age in the end Even in defeat Lin Dan deserves to be honoured and respected You will always be Super Dan” said one But many were more concerned with Lin’s love life which has made more headlines than his badminton in the past year The once sky-high popularity of the tattooed shuttler — it is rare for Chinese athletes to have tattoos — has neverrecovered fully despite Lin apologising in November last year for an affair with a model while his wife and former badminton starlet Xie Xingfang was pregnant Observers said Lin showed his advancing years had slowed him in the defeat to world number three Axelsen “We all hoped to see Super Dan continue his legacy butobjectively speaking there’s a 10-year age gap between the two players think about the extra effort that has to be put in” commentator Tong Kexin said on state television after the defeat Many people expected Lin to retire after last summer’s Rio Olympics where he surrendered his title and lost the bronze-medal match to Axelsen But a reply Lin gave to Chinese media offers an insight into why he continues to defy expectations Asked in 2014 what he would say in a retirement speech if given only one minute he answered: “I would say ‘I don’t want to go’ and repeat it for 60 seconds” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anil Dharkar | Updated: December 21 2015 4:05 pm Salman Khan Related News Take your pick Choice One: No one was driving the car Choice Two: Salman Khan has the world’s first Google self-driving car Choice Three: The car was drunk The facetiousness hides one stark fact: The high court judgment absolving Salman of all charges is a travesty of justice If you look at the judgment the court did deliver a “guilty” verdict Only it was not against the Bollywood superstar The court pronounced “guilty” for the police and the prosecution team of lawyers The police according to the court did a shoddy job of investigation while the prosecuting lawyers did a poor job of presenting their case I am in no way imputing motives against the judge Justice AR Joshi nor am I saying he was influenced by Salman’s team But as I understand the laws of contempt it is permissible to criticise a judgment on the basis that the interpretation of the evidence was erroneous In this case in my opinion it was gravely erroneous The accident involving Salman’s Toyota Land Cruiser took place in September 2002 One person was killed and three badly injured The people in the car were Salman himself singer Kamaal Khan and police constable Ravindra Patil who was assigned the duty of being Salman’s bodyguard Then suddenly in March after a full 13 years and just before the sessions court’s judgment a certain Ashok Singh came forward to say that he was also in the car Not only that but he was driving it It turned out that he was the Khan family driver for many years The sessions court dismissed this out of hand when it pronounced Salman guilty and sentenced him to five years in jail But the high court accepted the defence contention that Ashok Singh was not a desperate afterthought Commonsense tells you if Ashok Singh was indeed driving the car he would be the defence’s first witness not its last On the other side Patil was the prosecution’s star witness He had said in testimony recorded before a magistrate that not only was Salman driving but that he was drunk Unfortunately for the prosecution Patil died well before the trial His death was in peculiar circumstances — he was dismissed from the police and died in poverty Isn’t it strange that the prosecution’s star witness was so mistreated by the police instead of being protected and kept safe and healthy for the trial That in itself is a subject matter for a separate inquiry That apart the sessions court found his recorded testimony reliable while the high court found it not “entirely reliable” whatever that means But Patil wasn’t the only witness A JW Marriott hotel employee testified that he saw Salman sitting in the driver’s seat Another witness said he saw Salman getting out of the car from the right side The high court didn’t take these into account because the statements were “not corroborated” by other witnesses What possible ulterior motive could these witnesses have to give false testimony And if there were no other witnesses present how do you get corroboration There are two more contentious points The first is whether Salman was drinking The waiter and manager at the bar where Salman and his friends spent the evening said that Bacardi white rum was served Salman’s glass had a “clear liquid” — which the defence claimed was water But because “it is not on record that white rum looks like water” Salman must have been drinking water Doesn’t the whole world know that Bacardi is a colourless liquid Does that need proof The second point was about the SUV’s left tyre which had burst Did that happen before the accident and therefore could be the cause of the accident or did it happen due to the accident Patil’s testimony clearly said the tyre burst due to the accident The judge didn’t accept that because there was no corroboration Ashok Singh said it had happened before the accident But we have no corroboration that Ashok Singh was in the car at all All this does not absolve Mumbai Police or the prosecution Justice Joshi did point out several examples of a botched investigation: They couldn’t find the cop now retired who took Salman’s blood sample to the lab and the prosecution did not call Kamaal Khan as a witness Surely the fact that the defence didn’t summon Kamaal as their witness is clear indication that his testimony would have favoured the prosecution perhaps confirming that Salman was driving the car And so it goes: Ineptitude on one side wrong interpretation on the other The beneficiary: Salman Khan The loser: Our justice system Dharker is a writer and columnist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Singh | Mumbai | Published: January 26 2017 2:33 am Ghatkopar the busiest station on the 114-km Metro corridor records around 41 lakh footfalls per month Top News Known as Mumbai’s Gujarati heartland the Vidyavihar-Ghatkopar-Vikhroli stretch in the eastern suburbs is a mix of swanky residential complexes and thick slum settlements These areas comprising N Ward have seen unprecedented infrastructure development over the past decade replacing a former industrial stretch with malls shopfronts high-rise buildings and one end of the city’s sole already functional Metro Rail Watch What Else Is Making News: While connectivity to the western suburbs was poor leading to the main road being choked with traffic the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route of the Metro resolved that issue to an extent Ghatkopar the busiest station on the 114-km Metro corridor with around 41 lakh footfalls per month is however a busy and crammed station Many old residential buildings in Cama Lane MG Road Garodia Nagar Pant Nagar and Nathpai Nagar areas have also been torn down in a rush of redevelopment But while high-rise development is now common the roads in these localities are still to be widened creating traffic snarls during the peak hours Traffic congestion on three arterial roads — LBS Road R B Kadam Road and Barve Nagar Road — is the proof of this struggle to cope with the influx of people “The area is still grappling with the issue of congestion so much so that travelling a short distance within Ghatkopar (East) can take up to 45 minutes during peak hours Ghatkopar (West) is no better On LBS Road a five-minute drive can take as long as over 30 minutes in the evening” says Nalini Desai a resident of Barve Nagar While roads are also jammed due to ongoing infrastructural developments encroachment by hawkers blocks traffic on for example MG Road that connects LBS Marg to the east-west bridge Following delimitation N Ward has lost one electoral ward On the remaining 11 electoral wards six are reserved for women (five general and one OBC) Politically the area is dominated by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena Areas such as Ghatkopar and Vidyavihar have been strong BJP pockets while Vikhroli has always been a loyal vote bank for the Sena Of the three MLAs in the region two are from the BJP One ward is controlled by the Congress now but this too had been a BJP pocket until 2012 when Pravin Chheda defected from the BJP to the Congress In the 2012 civic elections the NCP and the MNS won three seats each However according to political observers the MNS is now almost wiped out of the region especially with former party leader and MLA Ram Kadam defecting to the BJP ahead of the 2014 elections NCP leaders hope to retain their thin presence in the city by winning in N Ward “We will not just reclaim our old seats but if the alliance with Congress party happens we are hopeful of winning five seats in the ward” said sitting NCP corporator of Vikhroli Harun Khan Khan is fielding his wife Jyoti and son Roshan from Wards 124 and 129 respectively “People are frustrated due to the BJP government’s demonetisation drive and will now vote for change” he says While the BJP won only two seats of the then 12 electoral wards in 2012 senior BJP leader from the region Bhalchandra Shirsat says they expect to win 10 of the 11 this time “We are in talks with four such candidates who have conflict of interest with their party leaders They may join the BJP any moment Hence this time we are hopeful of getting 10 of the 11 seats in the ward” says Shirsat Congress leader and sitting corporator Pravin Chheda however rubbishes his claims “BJP might lose one of the two seats according to me However MNS and NCP will be the major losers Congress is likely to win four seats Apart from Ward 132 which is my seat we will win three other wards” he says Chheda adds “The rapid infrastructural changes that the ward has undergone itself has created many new problems The traffic woes have kept increasing with each year We are working towards resolving these issues” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: February 2 2016 12:07 am Donald Trump is contesting all the core assumptions of the Republican establishment and finding resonance with the voters Related News As American voters begin to speak up this week in Iowa and the next in New Hampshire India must wake up to potential shifts in America’s domestic politics and their consequences for the global balance of power The prospect for a significant American reorientation should be of considerable concern for policymakers in New Delhi businessmen in Mumbai high-tech executives in Bangalore and potential migrants from Chennai to Chandigarh and Hyderabad to Kolkata Consider the current political scene in America for a moment: Donald Trump a real estate tycoon and a former Democrat with outlandish views on Muslims and Mexicans is likely to come out on top in Iowa and New Hampshire He is set to deepen the turmoil in the Republican Party by winning the third primary in South Carolina Meanwhile a self-proclaimed “socialist” — a rare political species in America — Bernie Sanders is holding up the coronation of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Given the growing intensity and complexity of India’s relationship with America Delhi must look beyond the old questions that animated it: Who is good for India Democrats or Republicans The party system in America is very different from that in European and Asian democracies National policies are not debated along party lines In any event over the last decade and a half Delhi has enjoyed strong bipartisan support over in Washington Delhi must also begin to go beyond issues like Pakistan and H-1B visas to appreciate the changing politics in America The ups and downs in America’s ties with Pakistan and China and the new president’s approach to Afghanistan and migration are of course very important for Delhi India’s expanding stakes in the United States however demand a less instrumental and more strategic view of American politics In the middle of last year it looked like America was set for a comforting reprise of Clinton-versus-Bush and all the predictability it meant for US engagement with the world The conventional wisdom was that Hillary Clinton the wife of former President Bill Clinton and Jeb Bush the son of former president George HW Bush and brother of George W, he couldn’t let go after it was handed over to him on Centre Court and that celebration seemed to have continued into the ice bath which players normally take to recover. was suffering from depression.

said the police. but a substantial reduction of more than one percentage point. The writer is member secretary,Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) Patna For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBengaluru: Newly-appointed BJP Karnataka chief B S Yeddyurappa on Friday asserted that his main task would be to uproot the "corrupt" Congress regime from the state The former state chief minister who was till now discharging his duty as BJP Vice-President became a frontrunner to assume the charge as the state party president after the Supreme Court declined to intervene and lift a Karnataka High Court stay on his prosecution in a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act The Lingayat leader will assume charge from Prahlad Joshi whose term ended in October but was extended till today because of zilla panchayat elections Joshi is a close aide of Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar considered Yeddyurappa’s bete noire Speaking to reporters in Delhi Yedyurappa said his main task as state party president would be to uproot the "corrupt" Congress regime from Karnataka "My task as the chief will be to throw out the corrupt Congress rule in Karnataka" he said after thanking National BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving him the responsibility B S Yeddyurappa File photo PTI "I will discharge my duty as the state party president with honesty and sincerity I thank Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders to have bestowed faith in my leadership and I would like to take all the leaders alongside in the state" he said Yedyurappa said in his political career he has tasted many sweet and sour moments but assuming charge as the party chief in the state is one the sweet moments In January the Karnataka High Court had quashed 15 FIRs filed against the senior BJP leader for alleged illegal denotification of lands based on a CAG report The order came as yet another breather for Yeddyurappa close on the heels of the High Court quashing former Governor H R Bhardwaj’s sanction for prosecuting him when he was the chief minister and also the Lokayukta court striking down four FIRs against him for alleged illegal land denotification Yeddyurappa was not allowed to lead the party in the run up to the 2013 state Assembly elections due to pending corruption charges which saw him landing in jail in 2011 Frustrated and disappointed at not getting the responsibility of leading theparty ahead of elections Yeddyurappa formed his own party – the Karnataka Janata Paksha His political fortunes changed after the NDA was voted to power in 2014 Lok Sabha elections He returned to the party and campaigned extensively to ensure a victory in Lok Sabha elections where the party won 17 out of the state’s 28 constituencies Because of the pending corruption charges he was kept out of the Union ministry The party pacified him by giving him party vice-president’s post Yeddyurappa was accused of illegally denotifying land in favour of his relatives Asked about pending corruption cases against him Yeddyurappa said he was confident of getting his name cleared from them as well "I have total faith in judicial system I have come out clean in almost all court cases except one or two I am confident and have faith in the judiciary that I will get justice" he claimed By: Reuters | San Francisco | Updated: April 7 2017 11:38 am The account is claimed to be the work of at least one federal immigration employee (Image for representation Source: Reuters) Related News Twitter Inc on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to block an order by the US government demanding that it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump’s tough immigration policies Twitter cited freedom of speech as a basis for not turning over records about the account @ALT_uscis The account is claimed to be the work of at least one federal immigration employee according to the lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court The acronym US CIS refers to US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the account describes itself as “immigration resistance” Trump has vowed to build a wall along the US border with Mexico and has promised to deport millions of illegal immigrants Following Trump’s inauguration in January anonymous Twitter feeds that borrowed the names and logos of more than a dozen US government agencies appeared to challenge the president’s views on climate change and other issues They called themselves “alt” accounts Also Read:Twitter releases documents on how FBI forced it to reveal users’ data Twitter spokesman Nick Pacilio declined to comment on whether the government had demanded information about other accounts critical of Trump Twitter which counts Trump among its active users has a record of litigating in favor of user privacy “The rights of free speech afforded Twitter’s users and Twitter itself under the First Amendment of the US Constitution include a right to disseminate such anonymous or pseudonymous political speech” Twitter said in the lawsuit The Department of Homeland Security which is a defendant in the lawsuit declined to comment on pending litigation The Justice Department which typically represents federal agencies in court and the White House had no immediate comment Senator Ron Wyden an Oregon Democrat said in a statement it was a waste of resources to try to uncover an anonymous critic and he called on the Homeland Security inspector general to investigate who directed the “witch hunt” Anonymous Twitter feeds that borrowed the names and logos of more than a dozen US government agencies appeared to challenge the president’s views on climate change and other issues (Image for representation Source: Reuters) Esha Bhandari a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union which is representing the Twitter user said the government’s request was highly unusual Requests for social media account information from the US government typically involve national security or criminal charges she said “We have seen no reason the government has given for seeking to unmask this speaker’s identity” Bhandari said adding that the right to anonymous speech against the government is “a bedrock American value” strongly protected under the First Amendment of the US Constitution Shortly after the lawsuit became public @ALT_uscis tweeted a copy of the First Amendment and a picture of part of the lawsuit The account’s followers nearly tripled to 89000 in the hours after the news broke Also Read:Twitter Lite announced; company to partner with Vodafone in India For weeks the account has posted criticism of the administration It tweeted a parody of the game “bingo” for “right-wing idiots” said that some anti-immigration advocates must have been dropped on their head at birth and mocked Trump for not giving more of his wealth to charities Twitter said it received an administrative summons last month demanding that it provide records related to the account (http://s.tmsnrtrs/2oKlWnk) A copy of the summons filed with the lawsuit says the records are needed for an investigation to ensure compliance with duties taxes and fines and other customs and immigration matters It was not immediately clear how the anonymous account fit into those laws and regulations and Twitter said the summons was an abuse of a law meant to be used to investigate imported merchandise Twitter might have a strong case that the summons was improper said Paul Alan Levy staff attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group who specializes in online privacy and free speech issues “I don’t think there is any way for the government to come out of this looking good” Levy said Also Read:Mastodon: The social network that’s proving to be a Twitter alternative There is no indication that the White House was aware of the summons which was signed by a Florida-based supervisor who works in an office that investigates employee corruption misconduct and mismanagement The supervisor could not be reached for comment The summons requested but apparently did not order that Twitter keep the document private The social media company has a history of challenging government demands for information on its users including a 2012 demand from New York prosecutors about an Occupy Wall Street protester In that case Twitter was forced to hand over tweets from the protester to a judge who threatened the company with sanctions and the protester pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Twitter sued the US Department of Justice in 2014 seeking permission to publicly disclose more information about requests it gets from US authorities for information about its users The lawsuit was partly dismissed last yearAmong the lawyers representing Twitter in the latest case is Seth Waxman a former high-ranking Justice Department official under President Bill Clinton For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSenior Malayalam journalist Sajeev Gopalan was hospitalised after being allegedly assaulted by cops near Varkala town in Kerala on Sunday #Kerala: Senior journalist Sajeev Gopalan from ‘Kalakaumudi’ newspaper allegedly assaulted by cops yday near Varkala; hospitalized pictwittercom/dnGR9r5lin — ANI (@ANI) September 25 2017 Gopalan who works for Malayalam newspaperKalakaumudi? There is not one remote village in the world where a business model has ensured the whole village benefits and is 100 per cent electrified. in order to promote avian tourism in Goa,please register to vote… and cast your vote. For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top News for faculty and students to undertake outreach activities in the village that will border the new campus on three sides. an official said. Maharashtra Forest Department.“The group were given the two boats along with 20 life jackets by the UNDP in collaboration with the Mangrove Cell Maharashtra Forest Department and funded by the Global Environment Facility “It was my dream to ferry tourists to the mangrove areas and show them the different species When people from the UNDP came to meet us I told them about it and within a year they arranged the equipment for us” says Hule also the president of Swamini Now the women take 10 tourists in each boat during the high tide to the mangrove strip for an hour-long safari As they row the boats they explain the properties of each species of the tree and the importance of the mangroves apart from pointing out different marine fauna “Staff from the forest department trained the women about the scientific name of mangroves and their properties Some books were also provided to them They already knew how to row boats and took on the job really well” says N Vasudevan Chief Conservator of Forests (Mangrove Cell) Charging Rs 100 per person the women have made Rs 70000 in just four months The women also run a restaurant from a small shanty where they sell seafood to the tourists “We are currently using the money from the restaurant as investment to develop it further” adds Hule While the women are making long strides towards entrepreneurial success they continue to do their fishing activities by selling fish in the evening “We were felicitated by the villagers on Women’s Day this year People are recognising us for our work Women from Malvan and Devgadh visited us to see our model and implement it in their villages Our husbands and families have also been very supportive” says Ayesha Hule another member of Swamini While the monsoon has brought a temporary halt to the mangrove safari the women are gearing up to add more attractions when it resumes in October They plan to start a nature trail which will include bird watching and mangrove walks among other activities For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Chicago | Published: August 3 2017 11:12 am Marcelo scored the winning penalty for Real Madrid (Source: Reuters) Top News As consolation prizes go it wasn’t much But it’s all the MLS All-Stars have “I believe the league showed a good face against one of the best teams in the world” coach Veljko Paunovic said after his MLS squad lost a penalty shootout to Royal Madrid “I’m going to repeat that over and over “Five years from now I think it would be great to face Real Madrid again” he added “and see where we are then” After a 1-1 tie to end regulation the visitors finally shook free from their determined hosts 4-2 in penalty kicks before a sold-out Soldier Field crowd The decisive kick was delivered by Marcelo a starter who came on in the second half and sent his spot kick low right and past diving goalkeeper Stefan Frei “People enjoyed it which is the most important thing” Real coach Zinedine Zidane said afterward Then again Zidane had the luxury of trotting out a second wave of starters early in the second half nearly all of whom were better than any of the front-liners the MLS started the game with Real made all four of its tries in the penalty round Both Dom Dwyer and Giovani Do Santos the first two shooters sent out by MLS were stopped by Real goalkeeper Luca Zidane the coach’s son and the crossbar respectively Madrid took a 1-0 lead just inside the hour mark after a clever through pass from Real’s Dani Ceballos that split the MLS defense and sent Borja Mayoral in alone against Frei Mayoral’s right-footed shot barely beat a sliding tackle from MLS defender Dax McCarty before eluding Frei’s dive to his left The All-Stars drew level in the 89th minute on a sequence that resembled a pinball game McCarty headed a corner from Diego Valeri that bounced low off the right post and then hit teammate Kellyn Acosta Dwyer who’s made a splash during his brief tenure with the US national team came through the crowd in front of the net and his header from close-in tied the game “It was a great atmosphere It shows how much the game’s grown here in this country” Dwyer said “Obviously Real Madrid’s going to attract a lot of fans but it’s really grown here” The match came at the end of Real Madrid’s summer tour and as expected Zidane reached deep into his bench to begin the game Without Cristiano Ronaldo who did not make the tour only four other players who started in the team’s Champions League final win _ defender Sergio Ramos midfielders Toni Kroos and Isco and goalkeeper Keylor Navas _ were in the starting lineup Of those four only Isco returned for the second half But he left just past the hour mark as the second wave of Madrid starters _ Marcelo was joined by Gareth Bale Casemiro and Karim Benzema _ trotted onto the pitch MLS coach Veljko Paunovic responded with 10 new players after halftime but that side was no more effective than the starters until Dwyer equalized “The last minutes were tough for us” he said So was the early going Madrid had nearly all of the good first-half chances and Mayoral missed the best one in the 27th minute with a curling drive from the top of the box that was wide of the right post Ramos missed the most entertaining chance when he raced into the box alone and tried to chip goalkeeper Tim Howard just before halftime The cheeky attempt flew over the crossbar MLS defender Greg Garza suffered a separated shoulder just two minutes into the game when he was tackled by Isco near midfield and fell hard on his right side He was replaced by veteran DaMarcus Beasley five minutes later The All-Stars best chance in the opening half featured a deft pass from Kaka deep in the box that set David Villa up from point-blank range But Madrid’s defense converged to smother the attempt “We had to adjust our plan because of the injury to Garza” Paunovic said The match marked the 13th consecutive year the MLS team faced a top international side and dropped their record to 7-6 with two of the losses coming on penalties For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 14 2017 8:13 pm Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani seemed quite cosy in each other’s company Top News After working as an actor director and producer in the Bollywood film industry and even trying her hands at politics Bollywood’s Dreamgirl Hema Malini has cut her debut album on bhajans The actor who is well known for films like Sholay Baghban Veer Zaara Seeta Aur Geeta and others had announced her new project last year “I have sung some bhajans composed by Pt Jasraj Pt Shivkumar Sharma Pt HariPrasad Chaurasia & Pt Rajan Sajan Mishra” the actor had tweeted some time back Her daughter Esha Deol and son-in-law Bharat Takhtani had joined her at the song launch The happy couple Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani seemed quite cosy in each other’s company Mommy-to-be Esha Deol has been glowing ever since she announced her pregnancy “At the release function of Mom’s first bhajan album Gopala Ko Samarpan with hubby at Iskcon” Esha posted a picture on Instagram today Esha Deol tied the knot with businessman Bharat Takhtani on June 29 2012 Grandma hema Malini had expressed her joy over Esha’s first child on Twitter earlier saying “Deols and Takhtanis are overjoyed to announce that @Esha_Deol and Bharat are expecting their first baby We thank you all for all your good wishes” With the birth of their child Esha and Bharat too will be joining the Bollywood’s parent club With Misha (Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput) Ritesh Deshmukh’s son Boman Irani’s grand daughter Taimur (Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor) and lately Yash and Roohi (Karan Johar) it has been raining babies in Bollywood for sometime now Soon Esha’s child will also be joining the star kids club of Bollywood For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Dipti Singh | Mumbai | Published: September 20 2017 2:45 am Mount Mary Basilica in Bandra is a grade II heritage structure (Express Photo by Ganesh Tendulkar) Top News ‘Discrepancies’ in the Development Plan (DP) reservations continue to haunt many This time the trust of the Mount Mary Basilica in Bandra a grade II heritage structure has complained that the iconic staircase of the church and an open space outside have been reserved as playground and recreation ground in the DP 2034 The church trust which submitted its objection six months back has now sought help from local BJP MLA Ashish Shelar The trust alleged that despite submitting the objection in time no correction has been made by the BMC’s planning committee yet “The trust had protested and submitted its objections to the planning committee for correcting the erroneous reservation However the draft DP 2034 was approved by the general body of the civic body and sent to the state government without any correction” said senior lawyer Joaquim Reis a representative of the parish “After the error was not corrected the Bishop agitated trust members and locals approached me four days ago The open space that is erroneously reserved as a playground is used by the church for conducting mass for decades Since the matter will now be resolved at the level of the state urban development department I have written to the chief minister highlighting the issue CM Devendra Fadnavis has directed the principal secretary Urban Development department to look into the matter” said Shelar A BMC executive engineer (DP) said “Suggestions and objections those incorporated and those not have already been published on the website If the trust submitted the objection in time it would have been looked into if not the matter is under consideration of the state government” When contacted principal Secretary of UDD Nitin Kareer said he was unaware about the issue “The letter must have been submitted to the CM It has not reached us yet We will look into the matter once we get it” This is not the first time such an ‘error’ in DP reservation has been pointed out In 2015 it came to light that under the draft DP the BMC had proposed to construct a public road over the steps of the church where the popular Bandra fair is held The locals had then protested For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bhupender Yadav Vikramjit Banerjee | Updated: July 8 2016 12:21 am Illustration by C R Sasikumar Top News Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is one of the most prominent universities in the country It has an eminent history which is intricately linked with the freedom struggle and the formulation of the Indian education system People across all communities have contributed to making it what it is today It finds mention in the Constitution and falls directly within the power of the Centre not the state government Yet there is an increasing demand that AMU be treated as a separate educational institution for Muslims alone There are demands that the AMU be treated as a religious minority institution and its Muslim character be protected Sadly many cheer on this project of separatism That being said there are two broad questions that lie at the heart of the debate One what is a university for and can a university have a religious character Two what was the nature of AMU when it was founded Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Some of the oldest universities in the world be it Oxford Cambridge Padua or Salamanca had religious origins but a university as we know it today forms the bedrock of a modern society and is clearly a post-Renaissance development In many ways it is in these universities that the rebellion and dissent against the old religious world order was incubated and proclaimed If the religious education system is a remnant of the old traditional sacred world it is in the universities of the post-Renaissance Europe that the modern world was forged Along the way some of the old religious schools patronised either by kings or the church transformed themselves into the world famous universities However they continued to carry some of the quaint rituals and remnants of their religious origins but such rituals didn’t change the character of the university Just because sermons continued to be delivered at the university church in Cambridge did not make Cambridge a Christian university Interestingly the Al-Azhar university in Egypt was not a university till 1961 and opted to become one after it explicitly took up teaching secular subjects and became non-sectarian even though its history is deeply linked with the Al-Azhar Mosque from 972 CE The progression from religious education into a modernist one lies at the heart of being a university A religious educational institution by its very nature is exclusive A university on the other hand is inclusive It is neither a madrassa nor a Sanskrit tol nor a convent school It receives students from all walks of life In the 20th and 21st century a university is the crucible of the modern progressive world and by definition cannot have a religious character This applies more to a national institution like the AMU which not only finds mention in the Constitution of India — Entry 63 List I of the Seventh Schedule — that provides it with a unique identity but is also accorded special benefits as a national public university This is the essential difference between the AMU and any other Muslim religious educational institution which enjoys protection under Article 30 of the Constitution The AMU is not the Darul Uloom of Deoband While the latter is entitled to protection as an institution that has been established and administered by a religious minority the AMU remains a national public university as per the Constitution itself The word “Muslim” in AMU’s name cannot be taken to be an indicator as to the nature of the university just as the Banaras Hindu University cannot be said to have a “Hindu” character The fact that the AMU’s origins can be traced to the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College is as relevant today to decide the nature and character of the university as the role or intention of the church at the time of the foundation of the Oxford University The fact that a lot but not all of a university’s students came from the Muslim community is a strange parameter to decide the character of any university This leads us to the second question: What was the intention of the founders of the AMU Two broad answers are quite clear Sir Syed Ahmad Khan wanted a university in the true sense of the word He did not want a religious educational institution He wanted an educational institution on the Oxbridge model There was a reason why the educational institution which began as the Madrasatul Uloom Musalmanan-e-Hind did not retain that name Sir Syed wanted to create a non- sectarian educational institution Sir Syed wanted the AMU to be like Oxford and Cambridge which were non-sectarian despite originating as religious educational institutions In fact even 14 years after the establishment of the MAO College in 1875 Hindus outnumbered Muslims in college-level enrollment This was also the reason why the first generation at the AMU went to such great lengths to get the Aligarh Muslim University Act passed by the government in 1920 The stature of the AMU throughout India has been always based on its educational achievements and not on its sectarian character Pluralism and scientific temper are the two pillars on which the future world is being created It is therefore not surprising that the voices who would be the most affected by the same are trying to create isolated islands of refuge from the oncoming waves The people who have the best interests of the AMU in their mind should therefore opt to make the AMU a plural and representative university where religion is reduced to an ever insignificant role and which strives to live up to the constitutional 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