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One is the conference in Istanbul that brings together Kabul? chief selector MSK Prasad spoke about planning things with an eye on the next World Cup. although not yet a proven performer at this level, All achievements of the UPA government in New Delhi and the Congress government in Karnataka must be highlighted through speeches and pamphlets distributed along the route of the walks, with women’s cricket moving into a professional age, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said: “The government will look at the final bid proposal from Birmingham and decide if a formal bid will be submitted to the Commonwealth Games Federation. download Indian Express App ? The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is getting ready to install solar streetlights in slum settlements. The civic body is taking a cue from central and state governments providing solar power in remote villages “The project is inspired by solar lights illuminating rural remote places” said S S Chaudhari executive engineer of PMC He said the civic body had been struggling to ensure facilities in congested slums due to difficulty in laying down power cables “Providing light in slums through cables has been a tough task There would be difficulties in repairing and maintenance as a repair van has to reach the location Electric cables also cause risk in slum areas as hutments are close to electric poles” Chaudhari said The solar street light reduces maintenance and repair apart from helping the civic body save electricity he said adding “If solar street lights to be installed at 10 slums in Shivajinagar area prove useful then it would be replicated across the city It would be a permanent solution to problems faced on illuminating congested slums in the city” The civic body would use funds allotted by the legislator The PMC would in the initial phase use Rs 1 crore offered by MLC Deepti Chowdhary from funds allotted to legislators as local area development fund It would install 160 street lights each of Rs 62499 using the money Deputy Municipal Commissioner Vijay Dahibhate said PMC earlier used solar street lights in some gardens “Solar lights do not have much illumination and is useful in places like gardens and slums but cannot be used on busy streets To save energy the civic body has been trying to use solar energy at various places and will work on using it in civic offices and buildings” he added The civic body has been unable to resolve the problem of paying electricity charges of slum rehabilitation schemes due to heavy power consumption of lift and other facilities in the buildings he said adding that the civic body would take up another project using funds of legislator Ramesh Bagwe to run lift and electric pumps for such schemes by tapping solar energy For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: July 14 2015 12:00 am The chorus against the IIM Draft Bill is getting louder Related News There is great anxiety about the future of higher education in India A combination of half-baked schemes anti-intellectualism institutional rot and privileging ideology over pedagogy is putting universities at risk Now Amartya Sen has made his own experience at Nalanda into an occasion to turn the international spotlight on the growing political assault on higher education publishing on this subject in the venerable New York Review of Books which has always acted as if there were no intellectual life if not mediated by the eastern seaboard of the US In India the response to Sen’s warnings about education have been distasteful in the extreme exemplifying the pathologies of our intellectual life We should take his warnings seriously But there is also a danger that Sen’s luminosity can blind us to the deeper forces that have brought us to this pass Confining our gaze on one or two individuals or the present moment will lead to a misleading diagnosis Academics are good at deconstructing everyone’s privileges but their own Contrary to arguments being made in India at the moment there is nothing unprecedented in the interference of this government even in scope and scale Every single political transformation in India has led to more interference in universities The first waves of linguistic politics in the 1960s licensed interference and destroyed the regional universities making them dens of parochial politics The big movements of the 1970s made many universities ungovernable The Left Front government in West Bengal probably produced the single-most systematic assault on an established system of higher education creating an unimaginable degree of party control The destruction of Calcutta University was a far more watershed event for higher education than the travails of Nalanda; West Bengal now has a gross enrolment ratio in higher education lower than that of UP But our muted protests then have cast a long shadow over our credibility now There is almost no chief minister in India who has a half-decent record on higher education; even as Nitish Kumar was building Nalanda he was ensuring that the rest of Bihar’s universities remained basket cases Even at the Centre the rot set in a long time ago There is convenient historical amnesia about Arjun Singh appointing a clutch of vice chancellors in the middle of the night Kapil Sibal acted as if everything from course structure to the mode of exams to the de-recognition of dozens of universities was the minister’s personal prerogative All the institutional contrivances that are now leading to the destruction of Delhi University were perfected under the previous regime It is always distasteful to pick on individual offices but one needs to look only at the appointment of the chairman of the University Grants Commission and the condition of that organisation under the UPA When the bulk of the public higher education system was laid to waste we hid behind the convenient garb of progressivism The result was not public consternation at the political class but an utter lack of faith in the intellectual class This history is important not to make the obvious point about hypocrisy It is to make the analytical point that the fraught relationship between academia and politics far transcends particular governments This is not a troubling truth that we can understand through easy recourse to one particular ideology or government The ideological narrative of interference rather than the larger political one allows us to don the garb of victims fighting for a good cause much more easily and academics love that self-image It also prevents us from getting greater vertigo as we should if we were to really look over the abyss But more practically it prevents us from asking why it is so difficult to build meaningful alliances for higher education One reason is that the contemporary critics of government interference are themselves seen as protectors of privilege not as standing for general principle There was a privileged lot in a few institutions — Delhi University the IITs and IIMs — who condescended towards the rest of the system and thought they would remain immune from larger pathologies Many academics created their own bypasses: The very ones opposed to even the rationalisation of reservations wanted their own institutions like Nalanda to remain immune from onerous social justice requirements What Sen has faced bad as it is is trivial compared to the pressures and threats so many Indian academics and vice chancellors have faced over the years in far tougher institutional and personal circumstances But they did not speak the right language did not have the right ideology made the mistake of working in Indian universities: hardly the kinds who deserve solidarity I remember the absolute condescension with which someone as distinguished and brave as Andre Beteille was treated for his warnings about the Indian university system by those who would not care to teach in an Indian university; the same lot now draw their swords in solidarity This is not an analysis of the worthiness of the cause but an attempt to think through some issues in the politics of higher education and why the language and modalities with which the contemporary critique of the government is being formulated are more likely to elicit yawns rather than indignation among the larger public Academics need to display more self-awareness if they are to build more effective coalitions for higher education If you want to truly understand the pathologies of Indian higher education you will be better off consulting a novel like Gyan Chaturvedi’s Narak Yatra a searing and humorous portrait of the politics of an Indian teaching medical hospital Chaturvedi who incidentally won a Padma Shri this year dedicates the novel to Sharad Joshi Rabindranath Tyagi PG Wodehouse and George Bernard Shaw — dedications that give you a sense of its style Set in Madhya Pradesh it is prescient in foregrounding the conditions that make a Vyapam scam possible More importantly it understands that the politics of Indian education cannot be grasped in an ideological frame: It draws on reservoirs of cynicism attempts to carve privileges and instrumentalism and a will to power far deeper than a battle of ideas When the barbarians are at the gate it is important that there be a countervailing force But the deeper question the academic community needs to ask is why the public does not see it as such a force Is it because it long abandoned a hapless education system to barbarism and reacts only when the last vestiges of privilege are breached The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: April 19 2017 2:42 am BJP corporators argue with Congress corporators at the chamber of Rajkot mayor Chirag Chotaliya Top News UNRULY SCENES involving corporators of Opposition Congress and ruling BJP were witnessed Tuesday during the general board meeting of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation and also inside the chamber of Rajkot mayor Jaiman Upadhyay It all started with Congress corporator from Ward 13 Jagruti Dangar rushing to the mayor’s chair as the general board meeting began She claimed that the city engineer of the central zone was biased and did not sanction the work suggested by her She placed a letter and a set of her letterheads on the mayor’s desk saying she was surrendering it and wants to transfer the grant for local area development to the city engineer Mayor Jaiman Upadhyay however asked Dangar to meet him after the meeting While the municipal commissioner was replying to BJP corporator Dalsukh Jagani’s query about the RMC projects funded under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) Congress corporator Mansukh Kalariya intervened and sought to know deadlines for the completion of such projects BJP members opposed the intervention but Congress corporators again rushed to the well prompting marshals to surround them A temporary truce was brokered when senior BJP corporator Nitin Bhardwaj intervened and suggested that Congress members be also allowed to ask supplementary questions even out of turn But towards the end of the meeting the commotion started again as leader of opposition Vashram Sagathiya alleged that residents in some areas were getting drinking water only once in six days Fellow Congress corporator Vijay Vank joined in and shouted that he was setting a deadline of one week to the RMC to solve the issue or he would launch an agitation As the meeting got over Congress corporators went to the chamber of the mayor and sat on the floor Later Sagathiya requested the mayor to consider his proposal for embossing a portrait of BR Ambedkar on the wall of the vigilance office in the RMC headquarters But Upadhyay told him that BJP corporator Raju Aghera had also moved a similar proposal for installing a Ambedkar portrait at an “appropriate” place in the RMC and that it had been approved This led to arguments and counter-arguments between Congress corporators the mayor Bhardwaj and Ashish Vagadiya chairman of sanitation committee Meanwhile Vank repeated his “deadline” to solve the issue of drinking water in a week Abuses were hurled from the members of the ruling party as police swung into action and forcibly escorted Congress corporators out of the chamber Later DySP Rajendrasinh Zala said police were in the process of registering an FIR against the Congress corporators for vandalising offices of the civic body For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Reema Abbasi | Published: March 30 2012 2:54 am Related News Censoring Agent Vinod is symptomatic of Pakistans self-denial Real life is often a more intense collage of fiction Howeverif the moving image dares to capture certain uncomfortable areasit almost always becomes a casualty of Islamismnationalism or just plainnaked fear In an era when the genies of the freedom of expression and the right to information are out of their bottlesBollywood movie Agent Vinod has met with a ban in Pakistan SadlyIndias James Bond salvaged his country from nuclear catastrophesbut failed to reach his fans in the neighbourhood The film was banned a few days prior to its much-hyped release on March 23also celebrated as Pakistan Dayowing to the allegedly derogatory portrayals of Pakistani army generals and its spy agency The vice-chairman of Pakistans Film Censor Board said that it was the boards judgement that it should not be allowed to be screened as it falls under the negative codes of Pakistans censor Banning Indian movies isnt new to Pakistan The first blanket ban on Indian cinema was imposed in 1965 In 2008a film-starved populace rejoiced as the measure stood scrapped But since then tooAgent Vinod is not the only victim In 2010Tere Bin Ladena wonderful Indian satire with a Pakistani heroAli Zafarwas also banned as authoritie feared the subject may ignite terrorist attacks The question is: how can a country that is yet to recover from its oppressive history allow a new wave of it After allat this stage of our cultural evolution which was stunted by close to 12 years of silence by General Zia-ul-Haq we should ideally seek to thwart unpalatable ideas with quality competition from within In this casewith a resurrected film industry of our own that can garner similar frenzy and widespread joy Until that happensauthorities can easily snip controversial content in a bid to erase the option of a ban Alsothe schizophrenic legislature that our censor board subscribes to has to be revisited For examplewhen it becomes scissor-happy with The Dirty Picturewhy do our meaty Pushto potboilers that would make a Silk Smitha don a burqaget away with blue murder Forgive the clichébut blue really is the hue here Hencecritics rightly fear that an unclear code of conduct can use obscenity to restrict thought and satire The time has indeed come for the Pakistani state to address its troubled relationship with a medium that is perhaps the most reliable safety valve for its masses Aside from being a binding forceit is cathartic in a fraught society such as ours In the absence of indigenous quality cinemathe impact of such blatant censorship cannot be underestimated Bollywood has kept our cinema houses alive and scores employed; and banning money-spinners such as Agent Vinod only feeds the black market It also hinders debatethe trade of ideas and the exploration of controversial realities Undeniablythis is perhaps the most potent weapon we have to stem the politics of hatredsectarianism and intolerance Seconda blockade of ideas can only arrest opiniondiscontinue progress and put paid to any rebellion The sole route to contain this creeping coercion is to look back and not allow our vibrantliberal past to become another country Despite the 1965 banthe same beleaguered populace was able to flow in and out of Kabul and relish the latest Dilip KumarRajesh KhannaMumtaz and Zeenat Aman offerings At homethey were treated to the best cinema that showcased homegrown legends such as Waheed MuradZebaBabra SharifNadeem with Runa LailaAhmed RushdiMehdi Hasan belting out timeless scores immortalised by composing giants Robin Ghosh and Sohail Rana On the societal frontit is more than ironic and merits its own satire that social freedoms were peaking under military dictatorship till Zias dark years set in There were barsnight clubspotent and audacious cinema and theatre to open-air Indo-Pak mushairas and performing arts recitals the era provided statistical evidence of a low crime rate and psychosomatic disorderswith hardly a trace of intolerance All exist in epic proportions of sordidness in the present-day democracy Once againPakistan needs to remind itself that the most empowering element for civilisations in denial is the ability to reinvent themselves through the freedom of expressiowhereby criticism or controversy can free a society hemmed in by misplaced nationalism and interpretation And it has never been more relevant than now to recognise that misconceptions have brought a country close to losing its rationale For this reason aloneroutes to monitor and regulate can no longer include the (black) magic ban The writer is a Karachi-based [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Published: December 30 2016 5:15 pm Best of 2016: If Alia Bhatt delivered three great performances Tapsee Pannu and Sonam Kapoor impressed with their single vulnerable-yet-strong-completely-human performances Related News Entertainment entertainment entertainment is what we expect from Bollywood But there are moments when the Hindi film industry shocks and awes us with its content This year belonged to female stars who not only delivered female-centric cinema but also held their own in star vehicles If Alia Bhatt delivered three great performances Tapsee Pannu and Sonam Kapoor impressed with their single vulnerable-yet-strong-completely-human performances We bring you the female stars who owned this year Sonam Kapoor Sonam Kapoor played the protagonist in Ram Madhvani- directed biopic Neerja which was based on the life of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot who died saving the lives of over 300 passengers on a hijacked PanAm plane Sonam’s dignified strong and real performance as Neerja left the viewers impressed and it turned out to be a career-defining role for her Alia Bhatt Be it Alia Bhatt’s performance as an exploited girl addicted to drugs in Udta Punjab or as Dear Zindagi’s Kaira who is bamboozled by life’s questions or the bubbly young girl in Kapoor & Sons — Alia Bhatt add life to the three roles she played this year Probably among the most talented in the young crop of actors Alia is going strength to strength with every performance Anushka Sharma It has been a great year for Anushka She tasted back-to-back success with her two releases Sultan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Anushka Sharma had earlier said that she is in a happy space and wants to consolidate it by choosing roles that have “gravitas” Both Aarfa in Salman Khan-starrer Sultan and Alizeh in Karan Johar’s film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil are special for Anushka as they gave her a chance to play characters that are relatable modern women Tapsee Pannu We have had seen Tapsee Pannu in various roles in the past but after her power packed performance in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Pink the actor has just made a special place in the industry and in people’s heart Tapsee was seen voicing what most girls in the country face but are scared to share Megastar Amitabh Bachchan owned the part of their lawyer aiding the film in giving a progressive provocative and powerful statement but Tapsee became a star for sure post this film and her role in it Radhika Apte Radhika Apte’s role in Ajay Devgan’s produced film Parched and Rajinikanth-starrer Kabali makes her one of the top female actors for the year 2016 She also delivered Phobia which again proved what a delight she is to watch Aishwarya Rai Bachchan This year was great for the beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan While we saw her in complete de-glam look in Sarbjit which also has made it to the long list of films eligible for the Oscars we saw her hot and sizzling side in Karan Johar’s film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News He beams at his witty response,t feature in it in any manner.

It ends on a more personal note, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh while proposing amendments in the bill in Rajya Sabha, Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Published: August 10, Whenever they come on-screen they make the film delightful, managed to do just that. While Bachchan dominated the right side of Bollywood which was all about algorithms and stardom Puri represented the left-wing, As an upright cop up against the corrupt system, Apart from this,” the Iceland international told the club’s website (www. The system consists of over 11.

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