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We also direct the state government to undertake the repair and renovation work of the toilets and bathrooms on an urgent basis. Venkaiah Naidu hit back at the Congress."They are meeting the President to talk about rising intolerance The Congress talking about intolerance is the joke of the century It is like the devil quoting the scriptures" Naidu told reporters here Asked about concerns business leaders expressed last week over the vitiated atmosphere Naidu said: "That’s not the words and phraseology they used Some of them are misleading; others are misread" He however conceded that some voices were "well-meaning" and were "naturally concerned" "Our objection is to all these incidents being linked to PM Modi" He also cited "atrocities" committed in Congress ruled-states and in states ruled by "Congress-friendly parties" noting the Dadri incident happened in Uttar Pradesh where the Samajwadi Party is in power MM Kalburgi’s killing happened in Karnataka that is Congress-ruled rationalist Narendra Dabholkar was killed in Maharashtra in August 2013 when the Congress was in power in the state Hitting out at writers artistes and other intellectuals protesting the sudden rise in communal attacks in the country Naidu asked where these "conscience-keepers" were after the 1984 riots and also referred to "their silence" during the mass exodus and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley IANS Washington: The Senateon Thursday confirmed by a voice vote the nomination of Kenneth Juster as the next US Ambassador to India Juster 62 is an old India hand who played a key role in the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal He would replace Richard Verma as the top American diplomat to India The position has been lying vacant since 20 January after Verma resigned from the post with the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States File image of Kenneth Juster Facebook/AllIndiaRadioNews The latest development follows Juster’s nomination confirmation which was on last Friday agreed by the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a voice vote reflecting the bipartisan support his nomination has in the Congress Juster is soon expected to be headed to India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad later in November The annual summit is being co-hosted by India and the United States Trump’s senior adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump will be leading a high-powered American delegation of entrepreneurs to the GES which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Powerful Democratic Senator Mark Warner welcomed the Senate confirmation of Juster "I was proud to support Ken’s nomination to be our country’s representative in India one of our most important defence partners in the region" he said "I have known Ken since we were in law school in the 1970s As Ambassador I trust his decades of work on critical issues like trade cybersecurity and defence will help advance the US-India relationship in a positive direction" Warner said Juster was nominated to be the Ambassador to India on 5 September He has over 35 years of experience as a senior business executive senior law partner and senior government official including serving as the US Under Secretary of Commerce from 2001 to 2005 Juster founded and served as the US Chair of the US-India High Technology Cooperation Group and was one of the key architects of the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership initiative between the United States and India His work related to India played an important role in the transformation of the US-India relationship and helped provide the foundation for the historic civil nuclear agreement between the two countries Most recently Juster had served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Juster played a key role in enhancing the Indo-US ties under the Bush administration Juster has also served as the Counsellor (acting) of the State Department from 1992-1993 and deputy and senior adviser to the Deputy Secretary of State from 1989-1992 In the private sector he has been a partner at the investment firm Warburg Pincus LLC Executive Vice-President at Salesforcecom and senior partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter He has also served as Chairman of Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and as Vice-Chairman of The Asia Foundation Juster holds a law degree from the Harvard Law School a masters degree in Public Policy from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a bachelors degree in Government from Harvard College Whenever Emraan Bhatt returns home from Mumbai his days are spent inside the four walls of a café on the Boulevard Road in Srinagar a city which lacks almost all the avenues of entertainment including a working movie theater So Bhatt a supervising producer in the television industry and ad filmmaking who works in Mumbai but is on and off in the Kashmir Valley wonders where do the younger generation of Kashmir go for entertaining themselves "I fail to think of a city in India or any other place in South Asia where you have to travel 300 kilometres to watch a movie" says Bhatt 28 who lives in Hyderpora area of Srinagar "You can’t argue now this place is worse than Saudi Arabia They will soon have cinemas open in there" he adds Rizwan Rishi spends his time in cafés when he visits Srinagar Sameer Yasir/Firstpost The cinema theaters were closed in the Valley after the armed insurgency broke out backed by a mass uprising in 1989 The Kashmir Valley had as many as 15 operational cinema halls with a very ardent following of both Hollywood and Hindi cinema As the writ of gun-wielding men ran at large on the streets the movie theatres become the first casualties of the rebellion Militant organisations started issuing diktats for the closure of all cinema halls characterising them as un-Islamic and hence detrimental to the cause of the ‘freedom struggle’ In some cases cinemas became targets of mysterious explosions and threatening letters As New Delhi started militarising the valley to crush the insurgency these cinema halls were taken over by government forces used as lodging centres for detainees and in some cases torture chambers as well Most of them in Srinagar and other districts were evacuated by forces but their doors remained closed for the moviegoers For decades now the mainstream political parties in this Muslim majority Valley deliberately stayed away from speaking up for the case of opening of the cinema halls purportedly due to the fear of militants and mullahs Now both the parties the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition National Conference are openly saying that they are in the favour of the opening of the cinema halls citing the example of Saudi Arabia to generate debate about the opening of the cinema halls “Why not” asks Sartaj Madni the vice-president of the Peoples Democratic Party adding “When Saudi Arabia can open cinemas why not in Kashmir For how long will we deny our children the usual means of entertainment and enjoyment in their lives” The opposition National Conference leader Junaid Matoo too seems to be agreeing with Madani The re-opening of the cinema halls in the Valley is largely a political issue Matoo said "How would any government claim semblances of normalcy having returned to the Valley without providing them the usual avenues of entertainment like cinema" Zero Bridge a wooden architecture marvel in the Raj Bagh area of Srinagar is one of the many hangout locations where youngsters spend their evenings But under the prevailing freezing cold it is a difficult choice as waves of chilled air from river Jhelum flowing beneath the bridge make people tremble “At least on Saturdays we should get a chance to see a movie Peoples travel to Jammu if they want to see a movie or a new movie Why should there be no cinema in Kashmir” Rizwan Rishi 19 a student told Firstpost on Wednesday evening “We are forced to stay inside after 6 pm and except for TV there is nothing in our lives This is obviously frustrating” he added There are very few avenues of entertainment for younger generations in Kashmir Valley so they throng cafés Sameer Yasir/Firstpost Now that Saudi Arabia is planning to open theatres both the government and the opposition are pitching for the opening of the cinema halls in the Valley Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the decision of Saudi Arabia to open cinemas “I welcome the decision by Saudi Arabia to lift a decade-long ban on cinemas as part of a series of social reforms by the crown prince Introspection and self-reform are marks of a progressive society” she said in a tweet However surprisingly separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani was the only one from Kashmir to oppose the decision of Saudi Arabia Geelani expressed dismay over allowing movie theatres in Saudi Arabia saying that opening movie theatres is an un-Islamic move and against the "norms of Islam and particularly keeping in view the sanctity of these places the move is quite disheartening and unacceptable" Geelani said that the “rulers in Saudi Arabia being the custodian of holy places like Madeena and Mecca need to take care It is quite unfortunate that the present ruling elite (in Saudi Arabia) is allowing and promoting (the) same obscene culture which Islam has prohibited” The problem is that the state government as well as the Centre has always clubbed opening of the cinemas with the return of normalcy in the troubled Valley This has irked separatists who argue that if the cinemas are opened as a sign of normalcy then no time is the right time to open them Will the powers-that-be utilise the weapon of silence this time around so that Kashmir gets the much-needed source of entertainment that it has been denied willfully Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would get away with letting his borrowing targets slip when he presents his budget next month according to the overwhelming majority of economists in a Reuters poll Half the 30 economists surveyed also said the most pressing priority for Jaitley’s third budget was to invest in infrastructure — endorsing the pro-growth course he set a year ago Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Reuters That was more than the combined share of votes in favour of consolidating the budget or overhauling the tax system two issues that have dominated the headlines in India but carry less weight with the financial community The findings raise questions over whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be well advised to force the pace on austerity at a time of weakening nominal growth soft revenues and slumping export demand “We’ll take a longer route to consolidation; otherwise the economy would be negatively affected” said Rishi Shah an economist at Deloitte who took part in the poll and forecast upward revisions in the deficit A poll conducted before the 2015 budget also highlighted growth as the top priority while a slim majority saw the government meeting high hopes for economic reforms Jaitley under fire for what some critics call his lacklustre stewardship of India’s $2 trillion economy should keep his job for at least another year according to 18 of 27 respondents to a question about his future Only one-third expect this to be the last budget for the 63-year-old Finance Minister the government’s chief policy spokesman and point person for dealing with foreign investors Jaitley has so far failed to win cross-party support for a ground-breaking Goods and Services Tax Senior sources in the government and the ruling party have said Jaitley may move to the defence department after this budget with Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal one contender to take over at finance Slipping and sliding Contrary to advice from Modi’s top economic adviser Arvind Panagariya that the government should avoid “tinkering” with the fiscal deficit analysts expect the shortfall to be revised up from the trajectory set a year ago The consensus view was for the 2016-17 fiscal deficit to be raised to 37 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) from a previous goal of 35 per cent Gross borrowing is predicted at Rs 649 lakh crore ($952 billion) In the following year the deficit would be revised up to 35 per cent from 3 per cent the poll showed Twenty six of the 29 respondents said markets and ratings agencies would accept some slippage in the deficit to allow the government to invest in growth and jobs But there’s not much wiggle room with India’s shortfall on the high side compared to emerging markets like China and Russia “A typical solution to weak growth and comfortable inflation would be a loose fiscal policy and a tight monetary policy” said Abhishek Upadhyay at ICICI Securities “The trouble in India is that you don’t have the fiscal space” Although India is growing in real terms by over 7 per cent — having overtaken China to become the world’s most dynamic economy — it is creating too few jobs for a workforce growing by a million people every month While most economists expect Jaitley to stay those ready to countenance the idea he might be replaced would prefer a technocrat to fill the role They outnumbered those backing a professional politician by about two to one A narrow majority said Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan would make a suitable finance minister outnumbering sceptics by 14 to 11 Unconfirmed speculation has ebbed and flowed on financial markets that Rajan whose term expires this autumn might be in line for a move to the Finance Ministry Reuters Panaji: Voting for the presidential election began at the Goa secretariat at Porvorim on Monday morning with chief minister Manohar Parrikar among those to cast vote in the first one hour Goa Forward Party’s Jayesh Salgaoncar and Vinod Palyekar Congress’ Philip Neri Rodrigues Ravi Naik Digambar Kamat and Tony Fernandes and BJP’s Pramod Sawant and Pravin Zantye were among the early voters Goa Assembly has 40 members However 38 MLAs are eligible to vote in today’s election as Vishwajit Rane (Congress) and Siddharth Kuncolienkar (BJP) have resigned File image of Manohar Parrikar PTI Parrikar yet to be elected to the Assembly after he resigned as the Defence Minister and returned to the state cast vote in his capacity as Rajya Sabha member from Lucknow Three MPs from the state —Shantaram Naik (Rajya Sabha) Shripad Naik (Lok Sabha) and Narendra Sawaikar (Lok Sabha) will cast their votes in Delhi GFP a BJP ally is supporting the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind GFP leader and state minister Vinod Palyekar said his party had taken the right decision to support Kovind "We are part of the NDA There is no question of voting for anyone else" he said By: New York Times | Published: September 13 2014 12:49 am Top News By: Joshua A Krisch McBaine a black and white springer spaniel perks up and begins his hunt at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center His nose skims 12 tiny arms that protrude from the edges of a table-size wheel each holding samples of blood plasma only one of which is spiked with a drop of cancerous tissue The dog makes one focused revolution around the wheel before confidently halting in front of sample No 11 A trainer then tosses him his reward McBaine is one of four highly-trained cancer detection dogs at the centre which trains purebreds to put their superior sense of smell to work in search of the early signs of ovarian cancer Now Penn Vet part of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine is teaming with chemists and physicists to isolate cancer chemicals that only dogs can smell They hope this will lead to the manufacture of nanotechnology sensors that are capable of detecting bits of cancerous tissue 1/100000th the thickness of a sheet of paper Dr Cindy Otto the founder and executive director of the Working Dog Center conceived of a centre to train and study working dogs when as a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search and Rescue Team she was deployed to ground zero after the September 11 attacks “I remember walking past three firemen sitting on an I-beam stone-faced dejected” she says “But when a handler walked by with one of the rescue dogs they lit up There was hope” The Working Dog Center trains dogs for police work search and rescue and bomb detection Their newest canine curriculum focuses on sniffing out a different kind of threat: ovarian cancer “Ovarian cancer is a silent killer” Dr Otto said “But if we can detect it early that would save lives like nothing else” Dr Otto’s dogs are descended from illustrious lines of hunting hounds and police dogs with noses and instincts that have been refined by generations of selective breeding Labradors and German shepherds dominate the center but the occasional golden retriever or springer spaniel — like McBaine — manages to make the cut What exactly are the dogs sensing George Preti a chemist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia has spent much of his career trying to isolate the volatile chemicals behind cancer’s unique odor She is working to isolate unique chemical biomarkers responsible for ovarian cancer’s subtle smell using high-tech spectrometers and chromatographs Once he identifies a promising compound he tests whether the dogs respond to that chemical in the same way that they respond to actual ovarian cancer tissue For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAhmednagar:A sessions court on Saturday convicted three men for raping and murdering a 15-year-old girl in Kopardi village in 2016 Representational image AFP Additional Special Judge Suvarna Kevale held Jitendra Babulal Shinde Santosh Gorakh Bhawal and Nitin Gopinath Bhailume guilty of rape murder and criminal conspiracy The quantum of punishment is likely to be pronounced on 22 November The incident turned out to be the trigger for the silent marches (mook morcha) by the Marathas across the state as the victim belonged to the community while the culprits are Dalits Marches joined by a large number of women were taken out in the length and breadth of the state by the Maratha community demanding quick investigation and speedy trial in the case It also left strong political ripples with the Opposition Congress and the NCP demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on moral grounds "Since there was no eye-witness in the case the entire case was based on circumstantial evidence We succeeded in proving the chain of circumstances which led to the conviction of all the three people" Ujjwal Nikam the special public prosecutor in the case said Reacting to the verdict the victim’s parents said convicts should be given capital punishment so that it would send a "stern message" to the society "We waited for a long time and now the court held all the three men guilty To send a stern message to the society the convicts should be awarded death punishment so that no one will dare commit such an act in the future" the girl’s mother said The victim’s father a farmer also echoed similar sentiments "Entire Maratha community feels that the convicts should get nothing but the death sentence" he said The charge sheet in the case filed by the Ahmednagar police ran into over 350 pages in which the three accused were charged under the Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder) 376 (rape) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act On 24 June 2017 291 female inmates of Mumbai’s Byculla prison started rioting This happened because 31-Year-old Manjula Shetye had died while in the prison It was the inmates’ case that Shetye suffered severe injuries as a result of being brutally assaulted by prison officials Shetye suffered the treatment because she had complained about bad rations being given for breakfast Five prison officials have been arrested for her death Most people in India forget that prisons exist This is partly because the social mind considers a convict as outside the realm of ordinary society therefore prisoners and their rights seldom feature into our social and ordinary discourse But the state cannot afford to ignore the prisons or the prisoners The state though when it sends someone to prison takes responsibility for their lives and the state accordingly has a corresponding duty to make sure that the prisoners are cared for properly After all the whole aim of rehabilitation through imprisonment is based on the fact that in prison people will learn to become more constructive members of the society The idea is defeated if our prisons don’t run up to the adequate standards that can ensure that the inmates are treated with basic human dignity Representational image Reuters But there is a deeper problem brewing in our prisons and that is that they are grossly overcrowded and the facilities are rotting In fact the Bombay High Court had made specific observations on the terrible conditions at the Arthur Road Jail only in March 2017 and had ordered the state government to take immediate corrective steps Criminal PIL No9 of 2017 [CRPIL (L) 46 of 2015] is a PIL before the high court on the very point of how prisoners were being treated During the course of the PIL the high court had ordered that the conditions in some jails be looked at AS Shende Judge of the City Civil and Sessions Court Mumbai submitted her observations on the Byculla prison These are reproduced at paragraph 30 and the conditions in the prison may give us some insight into what may have led the prisoners to riot There are no separate bathrooms provided for women in the barracks There are 17 bathrooms all of which are on the ground floor of the prison Shende added that many of the women prisoners were denied access to their children and lastly the most shocking part of the report was that the prisoners were reluctant to eat the cereals provided with meals as they give a disagreeable smell She also observed that there is a dearth of sufficient female staff at the prison and the rest of the prison is understaffed Since there is only one bed in the prison if two inmates fall sick one has to sit while the other is lying down There is no bathroom for the patients nor is there any space for medical isolation At paragraph 32 the observations report of AA Khan Additional Judge of the City Civil and Sessions Court Mumbai have been reproduced He notes that against the sanctioned strength of 804 prisoners there are actually 2466 prisoners lodged in that prison If one looks at the statistics provided by the prison department by the end of June 2017 the amount had soared to 3100? “The political turmoil in Darjeeling forms a minute backdrop. The Cinema Travellers documents the changes and challenges that the once-thriving tent cinemas face in the digital age. which marks the actor’s return to the big screen after a gap of 10 years.not wearing seat belts? The UGC, The police suspect the man aged 22 to 30 years fell into the lake after defecating in the park.I’m not going anywhere. For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCondemnations across the political divide both in Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi of the ghastly terrorist attacks on the Amarnath Yatris on Monday may give the impression that the age-old Kashmiryat is back in the state But despite the empathy there is a fear that it might be just another step towards the manifestation of the process of Islamisation in the Valley Security person stand guard after militants opened fire on the Amarnath Yatra in which some pilgrims were killed in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday PTI The inclination towards Islamisationthat gathered momentum in the 1990s always saw active participation from theseparatists who in turn had the backing from Pakistan and even Indians who were favourable of this trend The support from the liberal and secular folks including many human rights organisations have emboldened the separatists so much that they had the audacity to view the Amarnath Yatra as an “ugly manifestation of the rising Hindutva” The attempt was to create a sense of insecurity among Kashmiri Muslims Monday’s attack that took away seven precious lives was the second instance of the terrorists targeting the Hindu pilgrims the first occurring on 1 August 2000 when the suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists killed 25 people at Pahalgam where one of the two base camps of the pilgrimage was situated But the first threat to the Yatra had been issued in 1993 by the Pakistan-based Harkat-ul-Ansar; it had then “banned” the Yatra Though this ban could not be enforced because of the heavy security arrangements made by the government systematically now onwards the separatists found faults with the way the Yatra was being organised – the creation of a shrine board with the state governor as chairman and extra security to the pilgrims In fact when the state government in 2008 contemplated the transfer of forest land to the shrine board for providing better and durable facilities to the pilgrims there was a “communal” reaction to it from the valley saying that the move was to make Kashmir a “Hindu-state”?Twenty Muslim families were reportedly forced to flee their homes in Rajasthan’s Dantal village in Jaisalmer district

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