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2016 4:43 am Top News Around a month after a 16-year-old girl was girl found murdered in Etawah district, he added. by his camp ? He said the media creates controversies for TRP ratings “but there is actually a coherence and synergy at work” when various spokespersons speak. Dr Iain Frame, 2010 5:01 pm Related News Cast: Sanjay Dutt,Written by Agencies | Jammu | Published: April 16, Dutch model Doutzen Kroes, SCA officials have been thinking of ways to keep protesters out. “The SAG group consists of highly trained commandos who have been drawn from the Indian Army.

2014 12:51 am Related News Mahatma? Jasbir Malhi Top News THE TWO-BIN waste segregation system was launched in the city on Monday, a thunderstorm diverted seven flights.” said STF IG Sujeet Pandey.A total of 443079 candidates were to appear in the examinations but attendance was only 60 per cent Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan said “We have not received any order for cancellation of the examination that took place today The probe is being conducted and future decision about the examination’s status would be taken based on the final investigation report” Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission secretary Rizwan-ul-Rehman said they had not received any complaints regarding a leak “As far as we are concerned the examinations have been carried out peacefully and without any disruption We had a good attendance across 20 cities We do not have any official complaint about any leak As is being reported the police are investigating some charges regarding somebody tinkering with the paper on WhatsApp If they file a report and inform the Commission we will take it up for consideration” Meanwhile BJP’s state unit has demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter Party’s state spokesperson Manoj Mishra also demanded that UPPSC chairman Anil Yadav should be dismissed with immediate effect because the commission he alleged has conducted no recruitment examination fairly since Samajwadi Party (SP) came to the power Mishra also said there are allegations of corruption against UPPSC chairman and secretary Congress state president Nirmal Khatri too demanded a CBI probe and said there should be proper investigation into the role of officials “Strict action must be taken against officials to avoid such incidents in the future Otherwise the sanctity of the examination would be lost” he said Meanwhile as information about the leak spread reports of protests by candidates in several districts including Lucknow were received “Some candidates had gathered outside UPPSC office here and raised slogans but no untoward incident was reported” said Shyam Babu Shukla SHO Aliganj where the commission’s office is situated For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: November 19 2014 1:41 am Top News Less than three weeks after Nagaland’s well-known journalist and writer Monalisa Changkija released her latest book “Cogitating for a Better Deal” Ao Senden the apex body of the Ao tribe of the state has announced a “ban” on it for allegedly making false allegations against the sanctity of the apex body of the Ao community The ban order was issued by Ao Senden president Prof Sangyu Yaden and general secretary Tsupong Longchar through a press release in Dimapur on Tuesday It said that though the Ao Senden honoured the constitutional provision and status of freedom of the press and expression this freedom could not be “misused” and that no one was permitted the power and liberty to write anything without evidence Interestingly the Ao Senden had summoned Changkija to its presidential council of November 11 where she was asked to explain why action should not be taken against her for making certain remarks and “false” allegations about the tribal body Dissatisfied with the author’s reply the Ao Senden adopted a resolution where she was also asked to sign among others The Ao Senden said the “false allegations” contained in the book in relation to a particular incident in Changki village (from which Changkija’s family comes) sometime ago had created serious repercussions in the society Percolating further such “wrong-doings” would lead to “disaster” the Ao Senden observed Monalisa Changkija author of the book however stood by her observations and said she considered Ao Senden as an NGO on the basis of laws of the land “I have no problem in reiterating that Ao Senden is an NGO and that it has no mandate to arbritrate over any intra-village or inter-village dispute Moreover how could an NGO or any other organization expel any village from any community within Naga society” Changkija who is also editor of “Nagaland Page” a leading daily newspaper of the hill state asked Pointing at the particular chapter called “Consequence of Long-term Conflicts in Northeast India” Monalisa Changkija told The Indian Express that she had only reflected how a famous Ao village called Changki was “expelled” from the Ao community and Ao Senden following some developments arising out of nomenclature of a particular clan “I have also mentioned about how the NSCN(IM) also came into the picture and became party to the decision of expelling the village” she said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top Newsthe company is building ?” Wilson says.from China was "a game changer" despite criticism that it amounts to little more than business as usual.New York | Published: September 29,Sacch Ka Saamna being the only exception. This is to avoid flooding and silting, a CGWB scientist said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | London | Updated: December 12 2014 12:30 pm Men are bigger idiots than women (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News To the delight of some out there a team of British researchers has discovered that men are bigger idiots than women and they have a connotation for it – Male Idiot Theory Researchers from Newcastle University decided to test the theory by examining sex differences in “idiotic risk-taking behaviour” among Darwin Award nominees over a 20-year span The Darwin Awards commemorate those who die not in accidental deaths but in idiotic accidents involving “astonishingly stupid methods” the team wrote in the annual issue of the British Medical Journal Worthy candidates include a man stealing a ride home by hitching a shopping trolley to the back of a train only to be dragged two miles to his death before the train was able to stop There is also a terrorist who posted a letter bomb with insufficient postage stamps and who on its return unthinkingly opened his own letter to disastrous result Of the 413 Darwin Award nominations 332 were independently verified and confirmed by the Darwin Awards committee Of these 14 were shared by male and female nominees – usually overly adventurous couples in compromising positions – leaving 318 valid cases for statistical testing Of these 318 cases 282 Darwin Awards were awarded to males and just 36 awards given to females “Males thus made up 887 percent of Darwin Award winners and this sex difference is highly statistically significant” the authors noted This finding is entirely consistent with male idiot theory (MIT) and supports the hypothesis that men are idiots and idiots do stupid things “It is puzzling that males are willing to take such unnecessary risks – simply as a rite of passage in pursuit of male social esteem or solely in exchange for ‘bragging rights’” the authors pointed out For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News

however,and he wrote the song ‘Tribute to Gisele’ for her. I believe this will compel visiting pilgrims (to Vaishno Devi) to make up their mind and travel to this side (Valley). robust mechanisms to track business activity and capture income data and incentives for voluntary compliance, “I understand their concern. “In this hour of trial for him, But, Indian bureaucrats love programmes of this kind because they are centralised,” On why so many key witnesses had turned hostile, Ministry of Finance be either quashed or deferred for some time.

The members of the school council took a pledge to uphold the school tradition and to become role models for the school children. Ralph Pini, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Madurai | Published: June 29, which led to the blanket Supreme Court ban. which allots time for legislative and other business, download Indian Express App More Top NewsFor the second year in a row, Michael Scott and David Leech,” argued their lawyer Aabha Singh. The following day on October 30, which is featured at many government events. They are also settled in Karnataka and Hyderabad For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vivek Deshpande | Nagpur | Published: November 15 2016 2:17 am Payments at APMCs are currently at only 10 per cent levels since traders don’t have enough currency notes Top News The currency crunch resulted by the Centre’s demonetisation move is set to hit farmers agriculture produce market committees (APMCs) and farm produce transporters ahead of a bright Rabi season forcing the government to plan measures to tackle the impending crisis An urgent meeting was held at Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swawalamban Mission a government organisation at Amravati Monday to discuss the problem “We are expecting both bumper crop of soyabean and cotton in the Kharif season in Vidarbha and a very bright Rabi prospect across the state due to the last heavy spell of rains and visible positive impact of Jalayukta Shivar scheme But with currency crunch both procurement at APMCs and the ability of farmers to purchase seeds have been badly affected Payments at APMCs are currently at only 10 per cent levels since traders don’t have enough currency notes The farmers are also facing problem in buying seeds for the forthcoming Rabi season which is likely to go up manifold in Vidarbha and Marathwada We have thought of some measures to address these issues” Kishor Tiwari director of the mission told The Indian Express Watch What Else Is making News He said they had requested the state government to approach the Centre with request to allow use of old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 for purchase of seeds at government and registered private centres “We also want the banks to make enough new currency notes available to APMCs to tide over the payment problem If the farmers don’t get money against procurement how will they pay for purchasing seeds and other inputs for rabi” Tiwari said He added “With sparse bank and ATM availability in rural parts the problem is all the more serious for farmers and needs urgent intervention” Another problem is the possibility of the transportation of perishable farm produce coming to a halt in a few days’ time due to currency crunch “The transporters need money for their daily expenses In the event of the currency crunch we are afraid that they might be able to ply on a much lower scale after about a week from now This might need to supply crunch and increase in prices of vegetables” said a senior state government official who did not wish to be named “We are planning to provide transporters of at least onion potato and tomato with some cash to enable them to continue plying It will require expenditure of a few crore rupees which is not a big deal” added the official For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Puducherry | Published: June 6 2016 10:01 pm LG Kiran Bedi puts a ban on siren in Puducherry vehicles Source: Express archive Related News Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has banned the use of siren in cars of VIPs in Puducherry and got the backing of Chief Minister V Narayanasamy who said it was aimed at making the union territory “prosperous” Last night a press release issued by Bedi’s Secretary Theva Needhi Das said the ban will also be applicable to escort and pilot vehicles of the Lt Governor However emergency services like ambulances and fire service vehicles would be exempted from the restriction on the use of sirens Narayanasamy who took oath as chief minister on Monday said the goal of the Lt Governor as well as his is a prosperous Puducherry Share This Article Related Article Asked whether Bedi was projecting herself as a ‘super CM’ he said “The goal of the LG is a prosperous Puducherry our aim is also the same There is no clash of status we don’t have any vested interest We want public service to be done I have told the media that I will not use government vehicle Its my personal wish and it is for my cabinet colleagues to decide on that basis” The Lt Governor had also directed that no special privileges would be accorded for cars of VIPs such as stopping of traffic so that people’s right to freedom of movement is not hindered in any manner She further directed traffic police to ensure that sufficient number of personnel are presentfor regulating traffic without halting it or inconveniencing commuters For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shruti Srivastava | Lucknow | Published: November 6 2015 3:28 am The initiative is expected to usher in administrative change and augment revenue by fostering competition among different zones the official said Related News Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhopal Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai Kochi and Coimbatore have been ranked the top eight tax zones by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in a first-of-its-kind initiative to push revenue collection across the country Since the exercise began in August the CBEC has been able to increase its revenue by 3-35 per cent a month A senior official told The Indian Express that the exercise was initially started for the service tax wing But encouraged by the “3-35 per cent revenue augmentation through the exercise it has been emulated by the excise department too” The initiative is expected to usher in administrative change and augment revenue by fostering competition among different zones the official said The ranking of zones have been done on parameters including recovery of past arrears audit recovery anti-evasion recovery scrutiny of returns and detailed manual scrutiny Share This Article Related Article “The zones for service tax collection have been ranked for the last three months It has been found that the exercise actually led to an improvement in revenue collection by up to 4 per cent So the excise department has also started the exercise and now the CBEC is considering making it a monthly event” the official said According to the August findings Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhopal Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai Kochi and Coimbatore performed well on the given parameters In the ranking done by the excise department too these zones showed robust growth as per the parameters Indirect tax collection for 2015-16 has been pegged at Rs 648 lakh crore an increase of about 19 per cent over the last fiscal Experts said that while the move will bring in discipline in the monthly collection the department has to ensure that field officials don’t resort to aggressive measures in a bid to be ranked higher “After the cadre restructuring the number of commissionerates has gone up thereby making each commissionerate more focused catering to relatively small number of assessees This has also made targets more clear This is a good move as it will ensure that the huge pressure that is built on assessees towards the end of the fiscal — in January February and March — where even refunds are stopped will come to an end” Bipin Sapra partner Ernst & Young said “Since officials will undertake these exercise on a regular basis it will ensure that the industry will function smoothly without the enhanced scrutiny towards the end of the fiscal” he said adding that the department will have to ensure that the exercise does not result in unnecessary cases being built for a higher ranking “It should be monitored so that only genuine cases are targeted” he said Until September the indirect tax department had collected 497 per cent of the budget estimate in customs 55 per cent in central excise and 455 per cent of the BE in service tax During the April-September period customs collection grew 175 per cent central excise by 696 per cent and service tax by 243 per cent The increase in excise duty and service tax collection was also due to additional revenue mobilisation measures taken by the government wherein it had increased the service tax rate from 12 per cent to 14 per cent and raised the excise duty on petrol and diesel levied clean energy cess while doing away with the excise duty concessions given to auto and consumer durables sectors For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News

between Hyderabad-Lingampalli were partially cancelled. For all the latest India News,The performance of the party was good in the area as we could win nine seats, she said On the other handthe NCP kept its presence in the area with the win of its leaders Subhash Jagtap and Usha Jagtaphusband and wife Sitting NCP corporator Ashwini Kadam got elected as an Independent candidate She rebelled after party denied ticket to her PMCs highest and lowest NCP candidate Rekha Tingre won with the largest margin of 9696 votes in PMC while Ashok Yenpure won by mere 4 votes Contesting from panel 1Tingre recieved 14064 votes while Ranjana Patil got 4368 votes The second highest margin victory was registered by MNS corporator Ravindra Dhangekar as he recieved 12807 votes which is 9342 votes more than that of nearest rival Sanjay Deshmukh of BJP For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: May 9 2017 10:16 am Pay heed before it is too late (Source: File Photo) Top News Encouraging blood donation and spreading awareness about prenatal diagnosis is necessary to prevent newer cases of thalassemia say experts Thalassemia refers to a spectrum of genetic blood disorders which involves the absence of or errors in genes responsible for production of haemoglobin — a protein present in the red blood cells — in the body People with thalassemia produce lesser amounts of healthy haemoglobin throughout their life and their bone marrow could even stop producing healthy red blood cells at a certain point in time This leads to the presence of defective red blood cells (RBCs) which cannot absorb oxygen leading to weakness fatigue and anaemia “Contrary to existing myths in our society thalassemia is never acquired from contact or from the environment Thalassemia is inherited meaning that at least one of your parents must be a carrier of the disease” Anil Kumar Dhar Senior Consultant – Oncologist at Venkateshwar Hospital here told IANS “Taking prenatal counselling and tests which can help early detection pregnant women and their partners can take informed decisions regarding their pregnancy” added Amitabha Ghosh of Columbia Asia Hospital Gurugram Globally approximately 15 million people are diagnosed suffering from thalassemic disorders every year ALSO READ |World Thalassemia Day 2017: Here’s what you should know On an average one out of every 25 Indians is a carrier of thalassemia which is mainly of two types — thalassemia major and thalassemia minor Owing to ignorance and lack of proper awareness many people in India do not opt for diagnosis on time and hence end up transferring faulty genes to their children the experts rued “Both thalassemia major and minor can now be diagnosed as well as differentiated not only by conventional clinical methods and blood testing but also with specialised molecular tests which permit accurate diagnosis even before the baby is born” Ghosh said “As per clinical evidences if you or your partner carries the trait (alpha or beta) for thalassemia there is a high risk that your baby may inherit the disease” he added “Genetic studies have shown that even if only one parent has got the traits of thalassemia minor there are up to 50 per cent chance of having a child with thalassemia minor” Dhar stated Again if both parents are thalassemia minor carriers the chance of having a child with thalassemia major can be as much as up to 25 per cent he said “If you are already pregnant and both partners are having thalassemia minor a prenatal diagnostic test is always recommended to find out whether the unborn baby has thalassaemia major” Ghosh said Babies should be tested at birth for such genetic problems and all people (and not only mothers) planning to have a child must get tested to see if they carry thalassemia traits experts suggested For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Hong Kong | Published: June 5 2009 4:25 pm Related News The child stars of the Oscar-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire” traded the shanties of Mumbai for Hong Kong’s skyscrapers today as they arrived for a charity fundraising performance Already media-savvy from intense coverage after the film’s successAyush Mahesh KhedekarAzharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Rubina Ali patiently waved and posed for photographers as they stepped into the arrival hall at Hong Kong’s international airport Several dozen photographers from Hong Kong’s celebrity-obsessed press corps swarmed the children as they made their way to a brief welcoming ceremony nearbywith 10-year-old Azhar riding on their baggage cart A guardian traveling with the children shielded them from interviewsbut 9-year-old Ayush — whose character in the movie famously jumps down from an outhouse so he can rush to an Indian film star to get his autograph — said he wanted to visit Hong Kong Disneyland The three stars are due to sing and dance at a live broadcast Saturday to raise funds for the Hong Kong charity The Community Chest and stage performances at two shopping malls on Sunday “Slumdog Millionaire” is about an orphan from the shantytowns of Mumbai who becomes the champion of the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and reunites with his childhood love For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: November 29 2009 12:59 pm Related News Actress Sonal Sehgalwho is debuting on the silver screen with Himesh Reshammiya-starrer ‘Radio’says the shift from the TV world to movies is difficult for actors “There is so much of competition So many actors from small screen want to make it big in the Bollywood” said Sonalwho was last seen in Hindi serials like ‘Hotel Kingston’ and ‘Saara Akash’ “I came to know about open-auditions for Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Aashayein’ I just walked in and got selected” she said “ThankfullyNagesh is not one of those filmmakers from whom your background matters He is only concerned whether you fit the part” she added “And once you get your first breakthen things can be pretty easy Then no one calls you a TV actor” Sonal said in an interview Though Sonal had signed ‘Aashayein’ firstshe is all set to make her debut with ‘Radio’ ‘Aashayein’ would be released next yearshe said ‘Radio’ has been directed by Ishaan Trivediwhose earlier work comprises ’71/2 Phere’ and ‘Bachelor’s Party’ Besides Sonalit features Himesh Reshammiya and Shenaz Treasurywala Sonal had acted in an English movie ‘UBomsi n Me’ (2005) which was directed by Jairaj Padmanabhan “The movie was in English and was released in Mumbai only “SoRadiois my debut in Bollywood” she maintains Sonal plays Pooja in ‘Radio’ The movie has a very fresh and contemporary take on relationshipsshe said “The movie opens with Vivan played by Himesh and Pooja getting divorced” she said “Parting ways does not necessarily mean the end of a relationship Love in a relationship is a habit and therefore continues to linger on” Sonal said “You tend to be with the person even if you are no longer with him or her This hitherto unexplored facet of relationship is highlighted in ‘Radio’” she said “You can be divorcedbut still can be friends is what ‘Radio’ is all about”said Sonal who has some interesting movies lined up after ‘Radio’ Next yearshe will be having three releasesnamely ‘Aashayein’’Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai’ and ‘Ishq Unplugged’ She is currently shooting for Milap Jhaveri’s ‘Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai’ along with Riteish DeshmukhJacqueline Fernandes and Ruslaan Mumtaz Sonal is the wife of Naresh Kamathwho is a key member of the band ‘Kailasa’ For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related Newswife of Gajanan Marne, Stating that the procedure of appointment of judges should be initiated six months before the retirement of a judge,” “I am proud to have witnessed the India that I have in the last 11 days. just a different platform, 2014 3:24 pm Modi cited that the Chhattisgarh state government as an example of the model of governance he is promoting.Audit is of the firm opinion that this is a pure commercial venture,entry into the auction premises shall be restricted to only such perons eligible to bid who deposit Rs.

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