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" Fifty years later, West Bengal,Tamil Nadu Kerala and Puducherry would be over and the heat will be on forthe UP assembly elections The legal battle in the Supreme Court will depend only on the legal-technical issues involved but it will also have a significant bearing on public perception The protagonists for the AMU minority tag have already decided to go national to raise public opinion of those concerned something which is bound to have a counter-polarising effect "In this case the BJP has to do nothing say what it has to say in the Court and leave the rest of the action for the rival social and political formations" said an expert who is closely monitoring the court proceedings Incidentally one of the charges against the Samajwadi Party which gave anupward swing to the BJP in the 2014 parliamentary elections in Uttar Pradesh was the Akhilesh Yadav government’s excessive minority appeasement policies By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 24 2017 5:55 pm Noor box office collection day 4: Sonakshi Sinha plays a journalist The film is an adaptation of Pakistani novel Karachi You Are Killing Me Top News Sonakshi Sinha’s film Noor has collected Rs 552 crore during its first weekend The film showed slight growth on Sunday with a collection of Rs 209 crore Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the news “#Noor has a dull weekend Biz saw growth but not substantial enough… Fri 154 cr Sat 189 cr Sun 209 cr Total: 552 cm India biz” On the other hand Raveena Tandon’s Maatr collected Rs 168 crore during first weekend The film collected Rs 90 lakhs on Sunday Taran tweeted the figures “#Maatr Fri 42 lakhs Sat 46 lakhs Sun 80 lakhs Total: 168 cr India biz… Decent biz considering the genre limited shows and screens” Noor sees Sonakshi Sinha playing a journalist The film is an adaptation of Pakistani novel Karachi You Are Killing Me While Maatr was released on 350 screens in the domestic market Noor was released on around 1450 screens When asked why Raveena chose to do Maatr the actor told Forbes “As a mother of three daughters it is very frustrating to see that the laws have not been amended to be harsh enough to be a deterrent to these kinds of criminals The criminals get away with it and there is no fear of the law” Reviews of Maatr suggested that some people have found the film a bit disturbing To this Raveena said “Each year more than 34000 rapes are reported in India but that is a minuscule fraction of the actual cases We want people to be disturbed enough to stop being indifferent to the very fact that this is happening every day in our country” The actor also said that she is encouraged by the positive response from the audience on social media Also Read:Sachin A Billion Dreams song Hind Meri Jind: AR Rahman Sachin Tendulkar leave us all choked up watchvideo In Maatr Raveena plays a mother who sets out to take revenge from those who brutally raped her and her daughter The film is reportedly inspired by the 2012 Delhi gang rape Directed by Ashtar Sayed Maatr was made on a modest budget of Rs 6 crore For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 9 2017 1:04 pm 46 mm of rainfall was recorded by the Safdarjung observatory in the last 24 hours (AP Photo) Related News Delhiites on Friday woke up to a humid morning with the minimum temperature settling at 264 degrees Celsius one notch below the season’s average According to the MeT department the humidity level recorded at 830 AM was 67 per cent In the last 24 hours 46 mm of rainfall was recorded by the Safdarjung observatory whose recording is considered the official figure for the city An official of the department has predicted light rains in some areas of the national capital later in the day “The skies will remain partly cloudy throughout the day There is a possibility of light rains later in the day” the official said The weatherman said that the maximum temperature is expected to hover around 39 degree Celsius Yesterday the minimum and maximum temperatures recorded were 288 degree Celsius and 345 degree Celsius respectively For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Boston | Published: September 8 2015 1:51 pm Dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne disease worldwide Infection can lead to sudden high fever bleeding shock and causes significant mortality Top News Mobile phone records can be used to predict the geographical spread and timing of Dengue epidemics – the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne disease worldwide a new study has found More people around the world are becoming vulnerable to this deadly virus as climate change expands the range of the mosquito that transmits Dengue and infected travellers spread the disease across borders researchers said Utilising the largest data set of mobile phone records ever analysed to estimate human mobility the researchers led by the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health developed an innovative model that can predict epidemics and provide critical early warning to policy makers Share This Article Related Article Dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne disease worldwide Infection can lead to sudden high fever bleeding shock and causes significant mortality researchers said The researchers analysed data from a large Dengue outbreak in Pakistan in 2013 and compared it to a transmission model they developed based on climate information and mobility data gleaned from call records Data from nearly 40 million mobile phone subscribers was processed in collaboration with Telenor Research and Telenor Pakistan with the call records being aggregated and anonymised before analysis The results showed that the in-country mobility patterns showed by the call records could be used to accurately predict the geographical spread and timing of outbreaks in locations of recent epidemics and emerging trouble spots “Accurate predictive models identifying changing vulnerability to Dengue outbreaks are necessary for epidemic preparedness and containment of the virus” said Caroline Buckee Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and the study’s Senior Author “Because mobile phone data are continuously being collected they could be used to help national control programmes plan in near real time” said Buckee who worked with Amy Wesolowski Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lead Author of the study The study was published in the journal PNAS For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Adil Akhzer | Published: June 19 2017 7:29 am Top News How do you see the recent Lancet report with regard to Chandigarh The prevalence is certainly alarming Several findings have come up in the report and I think the administration has to take some steps to bring the situation under control Steps could be more screening and awareness There are three main findings regarding Chandigarh in the study Other than high prevalence among the 15 states the pre-diabetes rates are also higher in the city The high prevalence is because of sedentary lifestyle in the city There is poor awareness among the people as well Also the urban poor is now affected because they eat a lot of junk food The cost of living is higher in an urban city and to manage all the finances they (urban poor) usually eat food which is low in proteins and fats but high in carbohydrates What needs to be done by the administration Are they doing enough More awareness about dietary habits is required Also frequent screening programmes are needed There should be an education programme on what to eat and what not to eat A lot has to be done by the administration and the public too has a role to play What is your message to the public City residents are taking high-calorie foods I think people have to restrict themselves They should know what to eat and what not to eat Do you think there is enough awareness among the public No I don’t think there is much awareness among the public about diabetes Much more is required You are planning to track the patients who were enrolled for the IMCR-India Diabetes study We have a plan to track all those people again who were then enrolled for our study We can track them and see their conditions now like what complications they have developed The rate of prediabetes is also high in the city There is a need to focus on the prediabetes population in the city Prediabetes population doesn’t turn to diabetes overnight So time is still left with us to take measures so that we can save this population from becoming diabetic For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: April 25 2017 6:48 pm Baahubali 2 set to release in Tamil Nadu Related News It may be India’s biggest film franchise but it doesn’t make Baahubali: The Conclusion immune to problems In the run-up to the release of the film the makers of Baahubali had to deal with a slew of problems The main distributor of Baahubali 2 in Tamil Nadu was reeling under financial issues and the release of the film was uncertain until Tuesday Just three days ahead of the release the producers of Baahubali franchise Arka Media Works reportedly intervened and resolved all the issues with the help of Distributors Federation Sri Green productions has bought the entire Tamil Nadu theatrical rights for Baahubali 2 from Rajarajan of K Productions and it was unable to clear the remaining due amount which was pegged at Rs 17 crore According to reports the theatrical rights of the film was priced at Rs 47 crore and the Sri Green Productions had made the deal with K Productions by paying Rs 30 crore The distributor however was facing a financial loss and was pressurising K Productions to reduce the price K Productions wanted to release the film on its own But Sri Green productions had already made deals with sub-distributors in Tamil Nadu and K Productions would have to cancel old deals and have new ones with sub-distributors With less than 75 hours to release day doing so would have made it messier Sri Green Productions has said to have incurred a huge financial loss with films like Bogan and Bairavaa And it seems to be in deep trouble with many other stakeholders in the industry In another case Chennai-based ACE Media had moved seeking a stay on the release of Baahubali 2 because of Sri Green Productions’ unpaid loans However the Madras High Court refused to entertain the plea Read |Baahubali 2 breaks another record will release on record 9000 screens across world Film producer Dhananjayan Govind has summed up the whole Baahubali situation in simpler terms “Interesting turns in a big film release: Producer sells to ‘A’ who sells to ‘B’ at a profit who inturn sells at little profit to ‘C’ ‘C’ is in a big financial loss & now goes back to ‘A’ to get the film at lower price as he cannot pay the original price… Big mess (sic)” he posted on his Twitter account Interesting turns in a big film release: Producer sells to ‘A’ who sells to ‘B’ at a profit who inturn sells at little profit to ‘C’…2/2 — Dhananjayan Govind (@Dhananjayang) April 25 2017 2/2 ‘C’ is in a big financial loss & now goes back to ‘A’ to get the film at lower price as he cannot pay the original price… Big mess — Dhananjayan Govind (@Dhananjayang) April 25 2017 Reports say that K Productions and Arka Media Works have agreed to bear the financial loss in order to ensure the release of the film across Tamil Nadu The film is now set for a grand release in the state and the advance booking is expected to open soon For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Updated: June 10 2017 12:42 pm A modern-day barsati in Greater Kailash-I (Express/ Praveen Khanna) Top News The neighbours were a curious lot After all the barsati in Panchsheel Park was a peculiar one with snake charmers piano nights kite flying matches and a wedding reception The year was 1999 and pianist Brian Silas and his wife Ravi were a part of the beaming bunch of young people who lived on the barsati for long a defining part of the capital’s architectural landscape On one barsati in Jangpura occupied by musician Vidya Shah and her photographer husband Parthiv impromptu baithaks over biryani happened; on another in Golf Links in the early ’90s an author finished his book on the city and its djinns; while play readings took place at noted theatre director Ram Gopal Bajaj’s barsati in Pusa Road in the late ’70s Cut to 2017 and the barsati seems to have vanished The barsati — a spacious terrace typically connected to a 1 BHK above the second floor — which through the ’70s ’80s and ’90s was a hotspot for cultural and social interaction has been gradually replaced by high-rises “In Delhi there has always been a lack of adequate housing and the DDA has to shoulder a share of the responsibility Barsatis were in response to that People couldn’t build on the roof This changed with the master plan in the late ’90s which allowed people to build a portion of the roof as per the floor area ratio they had” says former Urban Development minister and Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken Parthiv and Vidya Shah’s engagement in the ’90s on their barsati in Jangpura (Express/ Praveen Khanna) Urban planner and architect AGK Menon adds “The reason why there are fewer barsatis in Delhi is perhaps due to the changes in the building bye-laws which now permit more area to be built up on the third floor” Bajaj best known for his play Ashadh Ka Ek Din reminisces about a time when along with actor Om Puri he decided to pitch a story to Doordarshan on various characters that inhabit a barsati “The ’70s were a period of struggle I remember Om Puri Naseeruddin Shah and M K Raina would come and crash at my barsati in Pusa Road Raat ko gappe karte thay gaddon pe sote thay aasman ke neeche Barsati hi humara rain basera tha” he says The time that Suvir Kaul a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania spent at his Golf Links barsati in the late ’70s sounds like a snippet from ’80s cult film Chashme Buddoor “The problem was that the barsati became an adda for all our friends They knew where we kept a key so we would often return home to find them lounging around finishing off all they could find in the fridge” he says Amitav Ghosh finished writing Shadow Lines on his Defence Colony barsati in the late ’80s Arundhati Roy wrote God of Small Things at a rented barsati near Nizamuddin dargah in the late ’90s and glimpses of William Dalrymple’s life and his Sikh landlady became a part of his book City of Djinns in the early ’90s “The barsati was an inspiration for the book no doubt The accommodation was cheap and there was open space — it was an instant draw” says Dalrymple Brian and Ravi Silas hosted piano nights on their barsati in Panchsheel Park (Express/ Praveen Khanna) Parthiv who hosted baithaks where the likes of Shubha Mudgal also performed remembers “Heated debates would often happen but the barsati had the capacity to absorb different experiences… Artists loved it because you could see the sky and not worry about chaos on the ground” He and Vidya moved out once their family grew For Brian and Ravi too it was addition of children that made them turn the barsati — which they eventually purchased — into a proper floor “Both Brian and I come from small towns where houses were big The only way many like us could compensate for the space was by living on a barsati” says Ravi Silas now 61 Chetan Vaidya Director of School of Planning and Architecture says the number of barsatis began falling in the ’80s itself “As property rates went up the builder lobby became strong and started doing away with the barsati We became conscious of the commercialisation of real estate The other reason is a change in building bye-laws” he says Bajaj perhaps sums it up best: “Living on a barsati had something to do with maansikta the mental attitude Only those with open minds and hearts would rent the open space” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mohali | Published: September 12 2017 6:29 am Police also registered a case against four cattle owners for deterring the public servants from discharge of their duties at Mataur police station All the accused are said to be on the run Top News Local MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu on Monday conducted a surprise checking after receiving several complaints against the cattle catching team of the municipal corporation He caught the in-charge of the cattle catching team of the municipal corporation (MC) while releasing six cattle from a park in Sector 71 on Monday Police also registered a case against four cattle owners for deterring the public servants from discharge of their duties at Mataur police station All the accused are said to be on the run Sidhu said he received complaints from the residents of Sector 71 that the civic employees were working in collusion with the cattle owners The cattle owners were identified and booked by the police Following the complaints Sidhu conducted a surprise raid in Sector 71 around 1130 am and found that the cattle catching team in-charge superintendent Kesar Singh was releasing the cattle that were caught by his team members who went to the spot after the residents lodged complaints about cattle roaming in the parks in the area Sidhu said he has asked municipal commissioner Sandeep Hans to take strict action against Kesar Singh Hans did not respond to calls Sidhu also said the residents of some nearby villages like Kambala Jagatpura and Sohana leave their cattle in the parks in the city Meanwhile a case has been registered against Jarnail Singh a cattle owner and three unidentified persons who used to leave their cattle in Sector 71 and nearby parks for grazing The case was registered under Sections 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions ) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the complaint of Kesar Singh Sidhu said after he found Kesar Singh releasing the cattle he asked him to lodge the complaint with the police for the registration of the case The cattle owners however managed to escape from the spot The investigating officer of the case Assistant Sub-Inspector Bakshish Singh said they have also recovered a bike belonging to one of the accused Sector 71 councillor Bobby Kamboj had raised the issue in the House meeting last week and alleged that Kesar Singh used to release cattle and also inform the owners whenever he calls the cattle catching team During the meeting Kamboj alleged that instead of lodging complaints against the cattle owners Kesar Singh used to inform them Kamboj also demanded either suspension of Kesar Singh or his transfer from the cattle catching team Kamboj along with other BJP and SAD councillors also lodged a complaint against Kesar Singh during the House meeting which was held on September 7 to mayor Kulwant Singh Mayor Kulwant Singh however issued a strict warning to Kesar Singh during the House meet and gave him one month’s time to act against the people who leave their cattle in the residential areas or face action Kesar Singh said when his team went to catch the cattle the owners attack them twice He said he also lodged a complaint with Phase 8 police station but no action was taken against anyone Phase 8 SHO Rajiv Kumar said they had called both the parties but neither the complainant nor the accused visited the police station despite contacting thrice For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsJammu: The Jammu High Court Bar Association on Tuesday suspended work to pay tributes to the last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh for signing the instrument of accession on this day in 1947 making the state an integral part of India The lawyers suspended work around 1 pm and took part in the celebrations in connection with accession day at the High Court complex in Jammu a spokesman of the association said File image of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Image courtesy: jkhighcourtnicin He said the association has decided to observe ‘accession day’ to convey a message to the world that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India The association decorated various markets in the city the road leading to the court and the court complex with the national flag flying high the spokesman said adding that a seminar was also organised "The association believes that the accession of Jammu and Kashmir after signing of Instrument of Accession by the then Maharaja is full and final and irrevocable "To raise any dispute in this regard by a few disgruntled elements is to question the very Indian Independence Act under which Pakistan was created and 560-odd Princely states acceded to India and Pakistan It is a settled issue as per the terms on the constitutional law on the subject" president of the association BS Slathia said addressing the seminar He said that the association resolved that the only dispute which remains is that the parts of the state which are under the illegal occupation of the Pakistan "It is the duty of all to retrieve those illegally-occupied parts and reintegrate them into India so that the state as it existed on 15 August 1947 comes into being" he said Meanwhile various other groups also organised separate functions at different places in the city to celebrate the accession day Written by Agencies | Nagercoil | Published: April 10 2011 11:29 am Related News For the first time in over 25 yearsthis constituency in southern Tamil Nadu is all set to get a Hindu MLA with all three major partiesincluding the BJPfielding nominees from the communitybut the key to the victory still lies with the dominant Christian Nadars The contest in this constituency bordering Kerala promises to be a political potboiler with BJP candidate Pon Radhakrishnanwho was a minister of state in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee governmentgiving a tough fight to DMK’s Mahesh and Nanjil Murugesan of AIADMK All three candidates belong to Hindu Nadar community DMK’s S Retnaraj was the last Hindu MLA to be elected from this seat in 1984 From 1987 to 2006the seat was represented by various Christian Nadars Hindu Nadars and Christian Nadars in this district have had a long rivalry and it still persists in despite the district having a high literacy rate Religion has always been a factor in deciding lawmakers in this district BJPwhich has a considerable presence in the southern-most Kanyakumari districtis hoping to romp home from this seat and it stems from the fact that the constituency has undergone a major overhaul in the delimitation process with many Hindu-dominated areas attached to it BJP would script history if it wins the seat as it would be the first time the party would enter the Assembly without being in alliance with any Dravidian party His ‘Mr Clean’ image and efforts he took to solve the problems of fishermen in the district when he was a minister could come handy for Radhakrishnanbut he needs the support of Christian Nadars and Muslims to enter the state Assembly Though Radhakrishnan has been wooing Christians and meeting members of the Nagercoil Dioceseit seems the church has not given any assurance DMK leader and Union minister M K Alagiri had also met the bishop last week apparently to seek support for the DMK candidate AIADMK is also understood to have sought the church’s support The other two candidates also being Hindus is another problem for Radhakrishnan as the votes would get split Howeverthe former BJP MP is appealing to Christians and Muslims to vote for him as “he was not their enemy” In 2009 Lok Sabha electionsRadhakrishnan polled more votes than DMK’s Helen Davidson herebut he could only end up as second because Christians overwhelmingly voted in favour of the DMK For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKolkata: Attacking the Prime Minister Narendra Modi CPI(M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra has raised questions over the progress of CBI probe into the Saradha scam and NIA probe in the Khagragarh blast In a series of tweets on Sunday night the Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly accused the Prime Minister of "trying to shield" Trinamool Congress in the Narada sting case by not sending it to the Rajya Sabha ethics committee He said the Left Front’s call for a Left democratic secular government has made both the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Prime Minister "jittery" and "that is why Modi is repeating the same script it had played two years back during the Lok Sabha poll campaign" PM Narendra Modi Reuters "Two years ago the same script was uttered by the PM Modi (during Lok Sabha campaign) in Bengal What has been the progress of punishing the guilty in the Saradha scam Bengal wants to know" he said "Why has CBI slowed down Saradha investigation Who protected WB CM and top TMC leaders PM silent in election meeting in WB Why the influential ones behind the Saradha scam could not be identified even in 2 years Is the BJP-TMC match fixing the reason The PM must answer "Why did it take seven days to order an NIA probe into the Khagragarh blasts What is the outcome of the NIA probe The PM should answer" he said The CPI(M) state secretary also raised questions over not sending Narada sting case to the Rajya Sabha ethics committee "Who is stopping the PM from sending the #NaradaSting to the RS (Rajya Sabha) ethics committee PM’s party is trying to shield TMC! 13 teams from different districts across J&K will compete in the tournament with players from Ladakh competing for the first time in the J&K Women’s T20 Championship, I have attended under 19 camps and trained with 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