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Raman, they’d be happier with the possessions than without. SPAIN The managerial change from Vicente del Bosque to Julen Lopetegui has reinvigorated a side that was in clear decline after it failed to defend its world title in 2014 and its European crown in 2016. fetched Rs 500 crore, Just a photographer and one person doing the interview, apparently hinting at favoritism toward Barcelona and Real Madrid in the local competitions. She is the mastermind behind the crime, said Thane Police Commissioner K P Raghuvanshi For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 15 2016 9:16 am Related News Greenpeace India has claimed to have found high concentration of heavy metals in PM 25 samples in five out of six classrooms tested from schools in different geographical locations across Delhi between October-November last year A report released Thursday showed the samples collected for around 24 hours from inside the classrooms had “alarming levels” of heavy metal presence on days when PM 25 concentrations were higher than the prescribed levels Monitors were installed inside the classrooms to assess levels of PM 25 and when indoor air quality was about five times above the Indian safety limits an average of around 293 micrograms per cubic metre the samples were tested for chemical composition Greenpeace India said these samples had high levels of chemicals like Arsenic Cadmium Lead and Nickel which have been associated with several health hazards including cancer “Eleven samples of airborne particulates that had been collected on cellulose acetate filters using an active personal particulate monitor were sent to the Greenpeace Research Laboratories from Greenpeace India on November 16 2015” states the report Share This Article Related Article Scientists at DPCC however claimed the results of this study could not be correlated to WHO standards of heavy metals in PM 25 as the levels defined by WHO and the Indian government were based on annual averages “The standards as prescribed for some of these metals are based on annual average data That has been compared to spot monitoring at a specific time or day only This can give a skewed picture of exposure levels if you are comparing them to annual average standards” said a senior scientist For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 7 2016 4:03 pm India has sent its largest-ever contingent for Rio 2016 Paralympics (Source: Twitter/ India at Brazil) Top News The kit related issue with the Indian Paralympic contingent has been “resolved” after necessary corrections and the para-athletes are set to participiate in the opening ceremony of the Rio Paralympics the ministry claimed today The Indian flag on the official blazers of the athletes had no white strip in the middle and country’s name was also not printed on the back The International Paralympic Committee objected to it and rejected the kit jeopardising Indian athletes’ participation in the ceremony “The Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent in Rio has informed that inspection of uniforms/kits of the participating countries is a routine affair in such mega events This was done in the case of Paralympics 2016 as well After the inspection IPC made some suggestions to India as well as many other countries The issues raised in respect of the ceremonial kit of the Indian Contingent have since been resolved” a Ministry release said “Necessary corrections have been made which have been duly approved by IPC The Chef-de-Mission has reported that the Indian contingent is ready to participate in the opening ceremony to be held later today with full enthusiasm” the release added India have sent their largest ever contingent for the Rio Paralympics as a total of 19 athletes will vie for honours Caught in political and economic crises Rio 2016 organisers have skimped as far as they can on food transport and accommodation Part of Rio’s problem is that it is following London 2012 hailed as the best Paralympics ever in terms of public support and sporting performance To keep the Rio Games on track city authorities had to promise 150 million reais ($46 million 41 million euros) in August while the government got state companies to inject another 100 million reais in sponsorship As the Games finally get underway the 41 career gold medals won by blind American swimmer Trischa Zorn between 1980 and 2004 looks unbeatable but the Paralympics will inevitably produce new tales of courage The 28-year-old Rahman disabled since birth is aiming to become the first Paralympian to bench press 300kg His rivals in the powerlifting over 107kg category have already conceded the gold medal to the Iranian China will have a record 308 athletes in Rio looking to beat their 95 gold medals from London when they topped the table for the third straight Paralympics They have swimmer Xu Qing competing in his fourth and possibly last Games seeking to add to his seven gold medals Meanwhile Britain’s Weir is in Rio to add to his six gold medals The 37-year-old born with a spinal deformity that has kept him confined to a wheelchair since birth is entered in five events “It will be my last Paralympics and I just want to medal” he said “If I come away with a medal I’ll be happy My coach is telling me that I’m quicker and faster than I’ve ever been so that gives me a lot of confidence” And IPC president Philip Craven said that despite the cuts the show will go on — something that looked in doubt when the funding crisis came to light last month “The Games will happen but they may not be — I wouldn’t say tip-top but maybe not as relatively luxurious as in the past” he said “Paralympians are resilient people (as are) the staff teams that back them up and our Paralympic family will pull together” added Craven For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 19 2017 8:47 pm Fans inside the stadium were holding flags posters and donning the colours of both Haryana and Punjab teams Top News A record crowd thronged the KDJadhav Stadium to watch the Pro Wrestling League final betweenHaryana Hammers and Punjab Royals while thousands assembledoutside the venue even as celebrities from the world of sportsand cinema graced the occasion It was a full house with more than 5000 spectatorsturning up at wrestling arena to cheer their respective teams? 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South Africa, bound together by notions of CBDR and an overwhelming suspicion of the developed world.Singapore and South Korea. @BCCI — Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) 3 August 2017 Earlier, Wear brighter hues and softer pastels to emphasize that ever-so-youthful pregnancy glow. but not in Panchkula. ? “It’s not too much, “Always the leagues are complicated to win, played down the incident.

demanding their loans be scrapped and their produce be bought at a fair price.bahujan/sarvajan hitaya?but you essentially prioritise the wants of the havaai adda class over the pressing needs of the bus adda class You forget that all development that pays lip service to the problems of the aam aadmi is fake developmentfaulty and unsustainable What UP needsand indeed what all of India needsis de-pollution of its politics It needs honestincorruptibleethically guided and dynamically capable public servants who genuinely feelcare and work for the poor within a broader matrix of integral development With high voter turnout affirming the peoples unshakeable faith in the democratic processany party or coalition that comes to power in Lucknow next week has a duty to promote this new kind of politics that is cleancorruption-free and rises above caste and communal considerations For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThey say god is in the details Consequently people with different gods are likely to read differently into the tiny little details present in Rana Ayyub’s Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up Yet it is in these finer details that the book holds your attention; because from a macroscopic vantage point there isn’t much in it that one hasn’t already heard or guessed (or vociferously drowned out with a counter-narrative) In 2010 an independent filmmaker (and more important an upper caste Hindu girl from the American Film Institute Conservatory in LA) interviewed a number of people many of them high profile members of the law-and-order machinery of Gujarat in 2002 during research for a film about the state That girl happened to be Rana Ayyub undercover Ayyub who was with Tehelka at that time clandestinely managed to record videos of her conversations over months excerpts from which form the core of the book (L) Rana Ayyub; (R) cover of ‘Gujarat Files’ Straight off the bat it is the nature of her extensive risky investigation that stands out For a young Muslim woman to go undercover with a (Hindu) alias and a rigorous back-story; worming her way into meeting up with powerful but potentially hostile people about a prickly political topic; carrying multiple concealed cameras on her person; keeping this faade up for so long despite hiccups – all of this is an ode to journalism itself a mark of respect to the perils that one has to face on the quest fortruth (Put your life on the line for a cause you believe in dear reader before you use the word‘presstitute’ as an insult Disagree with what they stand for but be respectful to journalists as well as sex workers) Then-CM Narendra Modi’s alleged complicity in fanning the flames of the 2002 Gujarat riots has been hotly debated for nearly a decade and a half now so talking about that would be akin to flogging the hypothetical dead puppy that (hopefully never) came under Modi’s car While the Godhra train burning and subsequent communal riots remain a ghastly blot on the nation’s conscience it would be unwise to look at these events in isolation One of the things you’rereminded of while reading the book as you assimilate the words of former top cops – those entrusted with the safety of citizens – is that Gujarat has always been a troubled uneasy state vis-à-vis communalism Multiple riots over decades festered a strained atmosphere making the state a communal tinder box All one needed to do really was strike a match One of the other striking aspects of the testimonials of senior officers like GL Singhal (Gujarat ATS chief in 2002) PC Pande (commissioner of police Ahmedabad in 2002) GC Raigar (intelligence head of Gujarat in 2002) and others is that even though morally and constitutionally the police are obliged to serve the public above all else in reality they are completely beholden to the government in power Yes our cinema has shown us this repeatedly over the years but you get a sense of defeatism as you read cop after cop talking about how you either toe the line drawn by your political bosses or you get side-lined with a ‘punishment posting’ Some of these cops did what they did during the riots even things that they weren’t proud of because you just didn’t have a choice This is true for whichever party holds the reins in the state in every state across the country It is a deep-rooted malaise in our system that needs some sort of immediate intervention Another fact you’ll discover is that even in the upper echelons of the police force your caste plays a role in how you’re treated by your seniors and peers Deniers of the role of caste in 21st century India must read the newspaper snippet Ayyub includes which talks about one of the highest-ranking officials in Gujarat – former ATS chief Rajan Priyadarshi a Dalit who can’t buy land in his village because he is considered ‘untouchable’ One must note though that the veracity of what these cops have revealed in their interviews to Ayyub will be in question until (if ever) they repeat all of this in court under oath Over years memories can morph into what you want to or are expected to believe while oftentimes people just lie outright Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s public domain testimony against Modi for instance was always dubious This dubiousness is ostensibly confirmed by what was disclosed to Ayyub by senior officers because it does appear that Sanjiv Bhatt made up the fact that he was physically present in a meeting where the Chief Minister allegedly gave certain direct orders to the top brass If the book suggests anyone’s role in the riots as being dodgy it is that of then-Gujarat home minister and current BJP president Amit Shah The nature of his rhetoric in rallies across Uttar Pradesh in 2015 is there for everyone to see (‘Hate speech’ is what the Election Commission called it possibly because we don’t currently have a harsh-enough term to accurately describe some of what he said) So it isn’t hard to imagine him taking a hard-line Hindutva position smack dab in the middle of the riots Besides the man was also banned from entering his home state in connection with the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh (Fake encounters incidentally are also a frequent result of police subservience to politicos This is brought up by nearly every cop Ayyub interviewed) A large part of the book is actually in the interview form presumably transcribed from the tapes So if you’re looking for narrative flair the kind that journalists like Hussain Zaidi or Meenal Baghel have incorporated in their various works then you might be disappointed Rana Ayyub’s allegiance clearly lies first with the content of her sting interviews and only after that to her own personal stand She avoids making inferences too often usually content with reproducing material in question-answer form while paraphrasing the rest She also sprinkles portions of the book with what she did in her downtime between interviews – exploring Ahmedabad’s culinary and cultural delights (on a budget as journalists are wont to do while actually working) along with a young exchange student from France who helped her immensely during her investigations (God bless that chap just for being such a solid partner in that minefield of a scenario) These bits offer some measure of relief in an under-150- page text that for the most jumps from one interview to the other The book is lean and breezy primarily because Ayyub chooses to forego style in favour of substance The pièce de résistance in terms of narrative brilliance essentially arrives in the way she ends her book – it ends on a strange form of hope because with the release of this book the tapes in herpossession have the potential to alter the political landscape of the country if the system so wills Yet the biggest draw from the book remains the fact that a work of this kind got published in the first place The last two years in our country could make some feel that this would’ve been well-nigh impossible It reminds us that if you dissect the anatomy of our clunky democracy you’ll find a deep ever-evolving (if insufficient and practically absent) core of idealism wisdom and justice – the ‘idea of India’ or something of the sort let alone the NBA Finals.however,Pradeep Gupta (Dataquest), He subsequently resigned following severe criticism that he received for his handling of the 2012 floods in the state. The key parties in the state are Congress and BJP; although the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) have a minor presence in the state, what was heart-warming to see was the genuine concern on the face of Kashyap’s rival Prannoy, whose bullet smash troubled every one of his opponents, the act amounts to social boycott.

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