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as the chief minister. artistes, accounts of the department were audited along with the other departments of the Chandigarh administration whereas,their environment continues to be poisoned and they continue to suffer the consequences of Union Carbide? The four-hour supply is from 5 to 9 am in the morning while in the evening the supply runs to the households from 5-9 pm, he said According to officials the ground water level in different sectors in the city is nearly 30 feet and there is a decline of 7 feet in water level that is being witnessed every year due to the use of tubewells However they add that with the use of water of the damthe reduction in the ground water level could be minimised Officials add that the dependence on the dam for the water consumption will also ensure that the HUDA will have to foot a lesser amount on the consumption of electricity to run the tubewells Officials reveal that the urban development authority has been able to save between Rs 10-12 lakh each month on the consumption of electricity after utilisation of water from the dam According to officialshoweverthe level of water supply from the dam is only 5 cusecs per day as of now They add that the water treatment plant in Sector 1 in the city has the capacity of 8 cusecsbut the discharge from the dam was low as of now due to lesser rains Officials expect the supply position to improvehoping the moonsoon rains will increase the water discharge level from the dam For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDhaka:Bangladesh and Myanmar on Tuesday formed a 30-member joint panel to oversee repatriation of Rohingya refugees within two months despite rights groups warning that their safety is not assured in the Buddhist majority country "Now we will start the next step of our work" Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali told reporters Rohingya refugee women and children gather at a refugee camp Reuters In a statement Bangladesh foreign office said that the working group will develop physical arrangements for the refugees’ return including mechanisms for verification time schedule transport and logistical arrangements reception procedures and communication It said the working group would "ensure commencement of repatriation within two months" The joint working group "shall involve assistance of the UNHCR and other mandated UN agencies and interested international partners in various stages of repatriation" It would comprise equal number of representatives from each side to undertake "all necessary measures to start the safe and voluntary return resettlement and reintegration process of displaced Myanmar residents" The joint panel was formed in line with the 23 November memorandum of understanding signed by Myanmar with Bangladesh to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who fled their homeland to escape a military crackdown The development came a day after UN human rights body chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority "The elements suggest you cannot rule out the possibility that acts of genocide have been committed" Zeid told BBC describing the attacks on Rohingyas to be "well thought out and planned" Meanwhile US-based Human Rights Watch on Tuesday termed the 23 November agreement as a mere "public relations stunt" saying Myanmar Army burned dozens of buildings within days of signing the repatriation deal with Bangladesh The rights group citing analysis of satellite imagery said buildings in 40 villages were destroyed in October and November increasing the total to 354 villages that had been partially or completely razed since last August Over 655000 Rohingyas fled across the border to Bangladesh since the crackdown began on 25 August bringing horrific accounts of rape extrajudicial killing and arson "Myanmar is playing the most cynical of games with Aung San Suu Kyi and her team signing a refugee repatriation deal that contains no real guarantees of protection to returnees while on the ground the security forces continue their campaign of torching the villages the Rohingya want to return to" the HRW statement said New Delhi:Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi congratulated his NDA rival nominee M Venkaiah Naidu who was elected India’s new Vice President on Saturday File image of Gopalkrishna Gandhi AFP "I congratulate him on his victory I wish him all the best" Gandhi said but added that the the number of votes he got was beyond certain calculations He thanked the MPs who comprise the electoral college of the vice-presidential election and the parties who had nominated him as their candidate He added: "The election saw two victories – one of Naidu another offree speech; the second victory belongs to all the people ofIndia" "I believe the numbers voted for me are beyond expectation of certain calculations They represent different political persuasions they come from different political parties of India And they have come together to vote for what they thought was for the nation’s good which is the affirmation of the right to free thought free speech the right to hold a different opinion and the duty to serve cause of pluralism and secularism in India" he said Gandhi who was candidate of Congress and some major opposition parties got 244 votes compared to 516 received by Naidu On Tuesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a Parivartan Rally in Dehradun as part of Bharatiya Janata Party’s outreach programme to woo voters before the upcoming elections in Uttarakhand Addressing the rally he assured the crowds that soon India will see the end of corruption and sought support for his demonetisation drive Modi thanked the people for attending the rally in large numbers and said that the presence of such a huge crowd signalled that the people of Uttarakhand could’t wait for development anymore He quizzed the crowd about their lack of interest when he had hosted a rally in Dehradun in 2014 when he was running as a PM candidate for the Lok Sabha elections I can clearly see that Uttarakhand cannot wait any longer for the development: PM Modi pictwittercom/Xd27T4mgbS — ANI (@ANI_news) December 27 2016 He inaugurated the 900-km Chardham Highway Development programme and said "The inauguration of Char Dham project is a tribute to those who lost their lives during Uttarakhand flash floods" Modi said that the Rs 12000-crore project will give employment to the workers in the area and bring about the advent of a new economy He said that the people working on the project like drivers labourers cleaners etc will get jobs He assured the crowds that the highway project is not a political ploy to woo the voters Char Dham project offers employment opportunities for the people of Uttarakhand: PM Narendra Modi pictwittercom/L0G4DmRfdX — ANI (@ANI_news) December 27 2016 He took a dig at the previous UPA government and targeted them for not providing free gas connections to the people living beneath poverty line in the country He said "There was a time in this country when people had to visit the houses of politicians just to acquire a gas cylinder or connection" 3 years ke andar-andar 5 crore poor families ko Gas connection dene ka kaam hum kar rahe hain: PM Modi pictwittercom/fhUOXDYt2p — ANI (@ANI_news) December 27 2016 He said "My government took the initiative and said that we will electrify villages within 1000 days Over 12000 villages have already been electrified" He took a jibe at the previous governments for not bringing any conclusion to the One Rank One Pension (Orop) issue for 40 years when they were in power "I respect the Indian Army and I wanted to to do something that benefits them We brought conclusion of the Orop issue and dispersed funds worth Rs 6600 crore to help the retired soldiers This helped the economy of Uttarakhand" he said My Army jawans were demanding OROP for the last 40 years the party that ruled the country then never thought of their demands: PM Modi pictwittercom/u7nonWOFZT — ANI (@ANI_news) December 27 2016 Taking another dig at his critics he said "I am a watchman of this country Some people don’t like me keeping watch on the corrupt people of this country Black money is bad for the nation and corruption should be ended I have waged a war against this I need your blessings to fight against corruption" Aapne mujhe chaukidari ka kaam diya hai aur jab mai chaukidari k kaam kar raha hoon toh kuch logon ko takleef ho rahi hai-PM #demonetisation pictwittercom/hzgHbczL9A — ANI (@ANI_news) December 27 2016 Desh ko kale dhan ne bhi barbaad kiya hai kale mann ne bhi kharab kiya hai: PM Modi pictwittercom/8O869p39qX — ANI (@ANI_news) December 27 2016 He announced "We have decided that there will be no interviews for the position of class 3 and class 4 officers This is to kill corruption Jobs will be given on the basis of merit This is the end of corruption" Humne faisla kar liya varg 3 aur varg 4 mei interview nahi kiya jayega; jiska merit hoga usko naukri zaroor mil jayegi: PM Modi pictwittercom/GHoZqvub4E — ANI (@ANI_news) December 27 2016 "We took the step the demonetisation to curb black money But some people didn’t give up their bad habits These deceiving people took back-door entries to still carry on hoarding black money But we have waged a war against them" he said Reminiscing the time when India was a rich state he said "The people of the country have come forward to fight the the war against corruption Black-money hoarders are scared of the government" In one stroke fake notes terrorism human trafficking drug mafia were dealt with after #demonetisation announcement on Nov 8: PM Modi pictwittercom/YzHpp1NboB — ANI (@ANI_news) December 27 2016 Darjeeling: Chairman of the Board of Administrators for Darjeeling hills and expelled GJM leader Binay Tamang has asked Union minister SS Ahluwalia and West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh to clear their stand on the Gorkhaland issue before setting foot in the hills File image of GJM supporters burning Mamata Banerjee’s image PTI Ahluwalia the BJP MP from Darjeeling and Ghosh are scheduled to visit the hills and neighbouring Sikkim from Wednesday to hold meetings with party workers and GJM leadership Tamang a one-time close aide of GJM supremo Bimal Gurung said "Nobody should try to disrupt normalcy in the hills" "We have helped BJP win Lok Sabha elections from Darjeeling twice in the past We will not tolerate any attempt by them that disturbs the hills" he said The West Bengal government had announced formation of the Board of Administrators on 20 September replacing the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and appointed Binay Tamang as its chairman The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) had called off the indefinite bandh in the hills last week after a marathon 104 days following an appeal by Union home minister Rajnath Singh The bandh was called in support of a separate Gorkhaland state in the Darjeeling hills Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published: June 4 2017 1:22 am Sources said the decision was taken after L-G Baijal asked police chief Amulya Patnaik to make the rooms more comfortable Related News IN A bid to provide relief to those who come to police stations in times of distress the Delhi Police has decided to equip the public facilitation rooms with air-conditioners All 150 police stations across the city have one such room where people are heard and counselled The 24/7 facilitation desks are mostly manned by staff at the police stations Sources told The Indian Express that the decision was taken after Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal asked Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to make the rooms more comfortable for complainants as “they are already in distress” In the first phase sources said air-conditioners will be installed at 30 police stations — Chanakyapuri Connaught Place Tilak Marg Parliament Street South Campus Defence Colony Vasant Vihar Vasant Kunj (north) Hauz Khas New Friends Colony CR Park Greater Kailash Nizamuddin Saket Maurice Nagar Civil Lines Rajinder Nagar DTB Enclave Vivek Vihar Jyoti Nagar Mayur Vihar Dwarka (south) Dwarka Sector-23 Janakpuri Pashim Vihar Prashant Vihar Mukherjee Nagar Netaji Subhash Place the New Delhi Railway Station and the Rajeev Chowk Metro station Sources said the police department has already bought the air-conditioners and the installation process will begin soon In March the L-G had directed that Delhi Police to make efforts to improve efficiency of police personnel He had also directed that a robust grievance redressal mechanism be put in place besides asking for public facilitation desks with state-of-the-art infrastructure Delhi Police has already inducted 60 women public facilitation officers at 20 police stations in the city For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: March 1 2017 8:38 am Why did we fail to recognise Om Puri’s mention at Oscars 2017 Related News Priyanka Chopra’s presence at recently conducted Oscars 2017 was hardly of any significance She might have walked on the red carpet blew a few flying kisses gossiped with Dwayne Johnson and attended an after-party bash However in a holistic view Priyanka was one of the many actors to have attended Oscars She was present at the Oscars in the capacity of a well-known face rather than as an artist She was not presenting awards this time ( last year she presented awards at Oscars) Unlike Dev Patel she didn’t have any nomination in any category Yet when it came to Oscar buzz in India Priyanka was everywhere ( like always) The actor was all over the social media with her an eager smile and demeanour Watch | Oscars 2017 Pay Tribute To Om Puri Even as media here was busy detailing Priyanka’s every small act on the red carpet one artist was getting honoured at one of the most high-profile celebrated stages in the world Om Puri who had been working silently in Hollywood for past 25 years was recognised by the West for his contribution to world cinema The actor has appeared in many British and Hollywood films like Ghost and Darkness He gained worldwide fame with a small role in Gandhi When the actor died recently foreign media including BBC and The Guardian wrote obituaries in the memory of the actor The actor was rightfully honoured at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in the ‘In Memoriam’ montage Let’s understand one thing it’s not every day that an Indian artist is mentioned at the world stage for his contribution to cinema The essence of Oscars can’t be denied ( for those who think that as Indians – we shouldn’t give much importance to Oscars) The dichotomy between Priyanka and Om Puri’s presence at Oscars is quite stark While one was celebrated for making a red carpet appearance the other is ignored for his artistic achievements Also read |Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Oscars paid homage to Om Puri Bollywood awards forgothim Why did we fail to recognise Om Puri’s mention at Oscars The concept of achievement has diluted over years As an audience one doesn’t have a problem with Priyanka’s ability to be everywhere and making headlines with an unparalleled pace but it also becomes significant to ask- what was her contribution as an artist at Oscars None As blunt as it may sound but it’s true Also Read:Oscar 2017 shocker: Moonlight vs La La Land what explains the surprisewin On the other hand Om Puri was representing India For West he was an artist and they didn’t forget ( unlike Bollywood awards) to recognise his talent and contribution This is not to say that Priyanka’s achievements are any less However Oscars wasn’t celebrating Priyanka’s achievements on February 26 It’s as simple as that For one day we could have kept Priyanka in the background and should have let Om Puri’s sheer talent as an artist take the centre stage ( just as Oscars rightfully did) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News ?when I visited remote Kalahandi villages,” Murray vs Wawrinka – the rematch Stan Wawrinka has yet to drop a set at the French Open as he readies to face Andy Murray in the semifinals.” Jaitley said while reflecting on the BJP’s impressive show in the MCD elections. results for 8 (BJP leading in 3) more seats awaited.
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so that at the ground level there is no hindrance for fire tenders. For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 18 2013 2:31 am Related News The Delhi Financial Commission (DFC) has once again asked the Municipal CorporationChandigarh to come up with suggestions to generate its own funds in order to increase its earnings through taxes A meeting was held in this regard recently which was attended by the officials of the UT Administration and MC officials and members of the DFC Sources say that the MCC had prepared a draft of a few suggestions to increase its revenue sharesand the DFC has asked them to come up with specific suggestions in this regard The recent suggestionof levying a congestion tax in the city and study to be conducted for the feasibility of the taxwas an initiative in the direction of increasing the revenue of the MCC The Municipal Corporation receives grants from the Administration apart from generating revenue from its own departments As per the provisions contained in Sec 84-A of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh) Act 1994the Delhi Finance Commission is responsible for discharging duties of Finance Commission for Chandigarh as well As suchthe Fourth Delhi Finance Commission is under legal obligation to make recommendations to the UT Administrator in regard to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News and Divya Dutta.come good on his promise of a ton in the first innings.Bavuma’s brilliant piece of fielding led to the loss of first wicket for Australia Warner was looking to steal a quick single off Kagiso Rabada’s delivery Warner pushed the ball in front of the point but the right-handed Bavuma rushed to pick the ball and got himself in an awkward position Warner was fast but didn’t think that the flying fielder could actually throw the ball from what looked to be an impossible angle Here’s a look at the run out: Bavuma was extremely quick to make a clean pick up and throw the ball from that tricky angle Bavuma made the throw and the ball went on to hit the lower end of the middle stumps at the bowler’s end First impression was that Warner had made his ground but TV referrals showed that Warner was a tad bit short of the crease For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: January 11 2017 3:32 am Top News FOUR DAYS after the fee for motor driving licences vehicle registration fitness renewal and permit authorisation was hiked through an amendment to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 driving licence registrations in the city Regional Transport Offices (RTO) witnessed a huge dip The Union Ministry of Road Transport And Highways amended the CMVR last month hiking the fees after nearly 28 years The amendment implemented from January 7 by every RTO calls for a fee of Rs 150 instead of Rs 30 for a learner’s licence and Rs 300 instead of Rs 50 for a permanent one Watch What Else is Making News According to data received from two RTOs in the city the number of learners’ licences and permanent licences after the hike dropped on January 9 to 227 and 73 down from 1671 and 142 on January 6 a day before the hike “The circular reached us only last Saturday and thus we had little time to inform people of the amendment or adjust to the hike In the evening when we started charging the new fee many were found not carrying the required amount which stalled the registration process Almost 60% of the candidates returned home as they did not have the money” said a senior RTO official at Mumbai Central People also complained of problems in the online licence system as the RTOs had not updated them with the new fees Thus manual receipts were given to motorists and new drivers making the process slower “The hassle was created due to a slight problem in the software The system will take time to normalise We have resolved the issue and hence the process should be smoother now” said Praveen Gedam transport commissioner The amendment also calls for a higher fee if a candidate reappears for a driving test after having failed one earlier Some applicants called this unjust “I reached the Wadala RTO office on Saturday and heard about the new fees As I found it too costly I returned I will learn to ride from my elder sister and then appear for the test” said Bhakti Nade who had come for a two-wheeler learners’ licence Other RTOs including the one in Panvel and Andheri too complained of facing a dip in the number of licence registrations “If the hike in fees will contribute to the betterment of the RTO system it is appreciated However the system must be transparent to show where the increased fares are going” said A V Shenoy transport expert For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday imposed Rs 10000 as costs on NBA activist Medha Patkar for her repeated failure to appear before it in defamation cases filed by her and KVIC chairman VK Saxena against each other File image of Medha Patkar PTI Metropolitan Magistrate Vikrant Vaid granted one last opportunity to the activist while warning that he will dismiss her complaint against Saxena if she again fails to appear The court had on 26 June warned Patkar to be "careful in future" and had cancelled the non-bailable warrant issued against her on 29 May for her non-appearance The court had in January 2015 also imposed costs of Rs 3000 on Patkar for non-appearance before it giving her the "last and final opportunity" to appear before it VK Saxena President of Ahmedabad-based NGO National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) and Patkar have been embroiled in a legal battle since 2000 after she filed a suit against him for publishing advertisements against her and the NBA Written by ANI | London | Published: August 6 2009 10:41 am Related News Penelope Cruz is expecting her first child with partner Javier Bardemsay sources “Penelope is about four months pregnant She’s really healthy now and will be a great mother” the Daily Express quoted a source as telling JustJaredcom The couple are reportedly looking forward to arrival of the new one in their life The couple have together starred in a string of films since first sharing the frame in 1992’s Jamonjamon They were cast in the 1997 Spanish film Live Fleshafter which they played lovers in Woody Allen’s 2008 drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona Allens film fetched the 35-year-old actress her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tarishi Verma | New Delhi | Updated: January 16 2017 5:41 pm Like Pink Dangal’s feminism may be complicated in parts but it is not problematic Top News Only a couple of days after Dangal was released the figure of the father came under serious question While some joked about it referencing the film’s hero Aamir Khan’s previous ventures like Taare Zameen Par and 3 Idiots others wondered if this was really a ‘feminist’ film as Mahavir Phogat is in the centre of the everything Like Pink Dangal’s feminism may be complicated in parts but it is not problematic A common theme that has been debated about is the obedience of the daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat – but more on that later Dangal strongly challenges patriarchy in the stronghold of the Khap a group still pulling strongly on the strings of control of women Dangal’s un-ironic presentation of the nuskhas that villagers advised Mahavir to apply to have a boy Mahavir’s friend’s smug smile as he offers him a box of laddoos for his new born son the taunts of the same people as Geeta and Babita begin their training in the village are real scenarios that people not just in Haryana but in most of the country face WATCH|Dangal Girl Zaira Wasim Posts Apology On Facebook Without Saying What It Is For In the face of it all Mahavir’s realisation of the non-difference between a girl child and boy child comes as revelation to himself In it lies the first flicker of feminism as Mahavir’s face lights up watching his daughters demonstrate fighting almost chiding himself for being so utterly stupid longing for a son His famed dialogue “mhaari chhori chhoron se kam hai ke” was unnecessary His face said it all as he watched his daughters fight In the rigorous training that turned two young women into obedient daughters Mahavir’s feminism flowers even more as he refuses to treat them differently Every action of his that eliminates femininity in the girls pushes them towards strength but not masculinity One has to take into account that Mahavir did not want to turn the girls into boys but instill in them enough strength to fight as whoever they were I couldn’t resist sobbing as the girls pleaded for their hair but I also understood that this was a but a lesson for the both of them in discipline – and also for practical purposes As a parent who has lived through thorough patriarchy the cutting of hair could not have been easy for Mahavir either – he lived in a society that treated hair an essential ornament But more for convenience – and later for plot continuity – hair had to become an issue The girls’ need to constantly go back to their old life also stemmed from the belief that girls are supposed to be a certain way Once they realise that wrestling is everything they not only discard that thought process but also don’t think it matters Geeta’s eventual lure back into that life is a plot point that was slightly unsettling Could she have it all – could a woman have it all without shedding all the so-called characteristics of the female especially if they wanted it They absolutely can In real life Geeta Phogat doesn’t have short hair she recently got married and has a chance at a happy and fulfilling life however she wants Mahavir did foresee it So in the film the ultimate return to the ‘boy’ look doesn’t seem to me the restriction of her femininity but a comeback to the old life that helped her practice discipline In feminist discussions one often talks about the starting line for men and women and the barriers that come in both the paths Mahavir as a father and coach removed those barriers and in it lies not only Dangal’s but Mahavir’s feminism Also Read:Dangal box office collection day 15: Aamir Khan film sets new benchmarks forindustry Is it problematic that he forced his will upon his children Perhaps But perhaps not All’s well that ends well seems to ring a bell here but Mahavir as a father did have a right to test his daughters Had they failed and then he had continued to train them that might have been an issue As a parent – and this also comes from sentimentality – I’d say he had a right to guide them once From then on however it was Geeta and Babita’s fight against patriarchy – one that won them medals and everyone’s hearts For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: May 1 2017 3:48 pm Musician Sid Sriram Related News Sid Sriram’s Maruvaarthai has the audience agog We speak to the singer about his music AR Rahman and his latest work Insomniac Season 1 Maruvaarthai is doing really great and whole of India is humming it But Sid Sriram cannot be limited to that song How do you want to be introduced to an audience who are not familiar to your other works I operate in a few musical/creative streams Carnatic music is my foundation and fountainhead AR sir gave me my first break in films with Adiye and I’ve been humbled by his belief in me since then; it’s a blessing to be singing for films I’ve been independently releasing original music mainly in English for the past 7 years This music is grounded in the soul/R&B but includes other influences To new audiences I want to be introduced as a holistic musician who is constantly striving to explore new territory 2 Your music roots are in Carnatic classical And then it diversified to R & B Now you are a combination of both Can you tell a bit more about this I started training in Carnatic music at the age of three with my mother/guru Latha Sriram From that point I’ve been on this beautiful journey with Carnatic music This rich music form has given me a deep foundation when it comes to vocal technique grasp of melodies and ability to improvise I started listening to and teaching myself the R&B/Soul vocal forms when I was around 10/11 years old It’s been a true blessing to grow up with this confluence and co-existence of two different genres As I’ve grown and matured as a musician this co-existence has given me a very unique perspective on approaching music 3 Berkelee is a big name in India now And they have lot of Indian students I guess Could you recall your experiences of being a student there I started at Berklee in 2008 and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Music Production and Engineering The time I spent there is when I truly evolved my vision of what I wanted to be as an artist Before that I’d known that I had a voice and that there was potential to create something very unique but I had no clue where to begin At Berklee I was surrounded by amazing musicians professors and had access to some straight of the art facilities All of this combined with my training and creative curiosity shaped my vision 4 Please tell us about your latest work Insomniac Season I started working on Insomniac Season three years ago in LA with the Grammy award winning producer DJ Khalil This will be my first full length album and it represents exactly who I am as a musician and lyricist The album brings together R&B my carnatic roots and all of my other influences It will be releasing worldwide in the next couple months 5 Coming to film songs what are the kind of numbers you are comfortable with Could you please cite a few examples from the songs you have sung for diffferent film composers I’ve been blessed to sing songs of different genres While Adiye is a blues number Ennodu Nee Irundhal has a large pop-anthem feel Thalli Pogathey can’t be put under one category the composition is sheer genius Yennai Maatrum Kadhale is a love anthem for the youth Maruvaarthai has a strong Carnatic influence Aagayam Thayaaga (Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy) and Verrattaama Verratturiye (Leon James) have simple beautiful melodies I think the one common denominator with all the songs I’ve sung is the emotional soulful pull of the songs For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News“Only an Indian can get elected as an MP in this country Nobody can question my loyalty to the country Those who celebrate Pakistan’s victory are stupid What have we got to do with Pakistan” asks Asaduddin Owaisi Hyderabad MP and President of All India Majils-e-Ittehaadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in an interview with A Saye Sekhar for Firstpost Your refusal to use the slogan of "Bharat Mata ki Jai" raised a lot of dust Couldn’t you have avoided raking up a controversy No This was not said in a deliberate way to create this so-called controversy I said it on record because RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that time has now come to teach people this particular slogan so that they could take pride in the country I said I would not say The Constitution doesn’t mandate it It is my freedom of expression and religion I have nothing against raising a slogan I am very much aware of that What is wrong if I say Jai Hind or Hindustan Zindabad My idea of India is different from your idea of India Another important point is that you are making the country a deity Muslims do not pray anyone apart from Allah Why do you want to question my loyalty to the country just because I don’t want to say a particular slogan Why do you think the Congress BJP and Shiv Sena joined forces to attack Waris Pathan and suspend him from the Maharashtra assembly Are they scared of AIMIM Apart from being scared my point is the suspension of the legislator itself I agree that the Speaker has inherent power The Speaker can act against someone who raises unparliamentary slogans But for the first time in the history of a Parliamentary democracy a member was suspended for not raising a slogan In the case of Hyderabad Central University and Jawaharlal Nehru University the objection was about raising slogans There it was the test of nationalism Here not raising a slogan has become the test of nationalism Under what rule was Waris Pathan suspended The MLA wasn’t speaking at that time It was Imtiaz Jaleel who was speaking on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address At that point in time some other MLA prompted Waris Pathan to say the slogan which he refused Isn’t this politics of intimidation Tomorrow some one will say we want you to change your name or religion Where is end to this About the Congress it is good that they have been exposed They had taken the high moral ground during the HCU and JNU issues claiming that they don’t want RSS ideology to be implemented and that they are for voices of dissent You say something in the streets of Delhi and your party does the opposite in the Assembly of Maharashtra In the Madhya Pradesh Assembly where a motion of censure was moved against me I would say the Speaker has powers But the motion can be moved if something is said against the wrong policies of the government or against a minister I am not a member of that house Madhya Pradesh had recorded the second highest communal riots in the country Why couldn’t the Congress move a censure motion on that issue AIMIM Asaduddin Owaisi AFP Is not the challenge to raise the slogan a test of my loyalty One has to read page 115 of Savarkar’s book on Hindutva In that Savarkar said that “Ye who by race by blood by culture by nationality possesses all the essentials of Hindutva and had been forcibly snatched out of our ancestral homes by the hand of violence – ye have only to render wholehearted love to our common mother and recognize her as not only as father land ie pitru bhu…but even as holy land punya bhu And ye would be most welcome to the Hindu fold” The reason they are insisting on the ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ slogan is that it’s a way of ghar wapsi Two of the holiest of holy Muslim lands are in Saudi Arabia Yet I pray to Allah only not to the land You seem to have a tendency to thrive in controversies Is that to draw national attention I don’t wake up every day in the morning and decide to rake up a controversy Please tell me what is wrong in what I have just said I don’t want controversies It is for the people to decide who makes this a controversy Do you think there’s an element of coercion and intimidation in the way the Sangh is pushing its nationalist agenda Of course When the National Minorities Commission function was being held in New Delhi during his farewell address an IAS officer told in front of Muqtar Abbas Naqvi: “Sir we are unable to sleep in the nights We are afraid This fear needs to be eliminated” This happened on the concluding day What more do you need as testimony to the state of affairs They can blame me for being controversial But their own IAS officer himself stands up and says this Look at the day before yesterday’s incident in Jharkhand Small boys who deal with cattle were attacked assaulted brutally beaten up and killed and the bodies were hanged from a tree Why doesn’t the BJP condemn this It is very good on the part of the Prime Minister to give a lovely lecture at a Sufi conference Why doesn’t his party which is in power condemn the incidents in Jharkhand Any Act that is passed in Parliament becomes a law Irrespective of the parties government is a continuous process Here?it is power. 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2013 1:41 am Related News The Bombay High Court has directed the state government to set up a special court within 12 weeks to try cases of illegal structures. Wijegoonawardena accused that he was victim of politics and a selection committee would not be required in future as politicians would be handpicking the team.1995?people were unable to reach stations as only 20 per cent of the taxis and 70 per cent of the rickshaws (falling to 40 per cent as the day progressed) were in service.”, 2012 5:05 am Related News Air Force Wing of the Military Institute of Training (MILIT) celebrated 80th anniversary of Indian Air Force on Monday. "Uber executives duplicitously and publicly decried the rape, Nuclear weapons pose a constant threat to humanity and all life on earth.Through binding international agreements the international community has previously adopted prohibitions against land mines cluster munitions and biological and chemical weapons" "Through its work ICAN has helped to fill this legal gap An important argument in the rationale for prohibiting nuclear weapons is the unacceptable human suffering that a nuclear war will cause" the Norwegian Nobel Committee said Lauding ICAN’s efforts the Nobel Committee remarked "ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations from around 100 different countries around the globe The coalition has been a driving force in prevailing upon the world’s nations to pledge to cooperate with all relevant stakeholders in efforts to stigmatise prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons To date 108 states have made such a commitment known as the Humanitarian Pledge" The statement read by committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said that "through its inspiring and innovative support for the UN negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons ICAN has played a major part in bringing about what in our day and age is equivalent to an international peace congress" Asked by journalists whether the prize was essentially symbolic given that no international measures against nuclear weapons have been reached Reiss-Andersen said that "what will not have an impact is being passive" Atomic tensions Friday’s award — the climax to a week of prize-giving honouring the world’s leading lights in fields from physics and medicine to literature — comes as another non-proliferation deal Iran’s 2015 accord with world powers is under increasing pressure from Trump The US leader has threatened to bin the Iran nuclear agreement altogether saying Tehran is developing missiles that may be used to deliver a nuclear warhead when the deal’s restrictions are lifted in 2025 He is due to report to Congress by 15 October on whether Iran is still complying with the deal and whether it remains in US interests to stick by it Tensions between the US and North Korea which has test-fired two missiles over Japan and conducted a string of apparent underground nuclear tests this year have raised the risk of a nuclear confrontation to its highest level in decades "This year’s Peace Prize is also a call upon these states to initiate serious negotiations with a view to the gradual balanced and carefully monitored elimination of the almost 15000 nuclear weapons in the world" said Reiss-Andersen More than 300 people and organisations were thought to have been nominated for this year’s Peace Prize including the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR Syria’s White Helmets rescue service and Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege The Peace Prize which comes with a golden medal and a cheque for nine million Swedish kronor (943000 euros $11 million) will be presented in Oslo on 10 December the anniversary of the death of its founder Swedish businessman and philanthropist Alfred Nobel With inputs from AFP and AP 341. who was supposed to be part of the Bengaluru gig.