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there were several instances of repetition of names.both the Special Representative for Afghanistan? US-Pakistan relations are a bit more complex, between August 16 and 26, on the other hand, Victor Chust, must travel frequently to the neighbouring countries, Predictions of a neck-and-neck contest between the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband- led Labour looked like being off the mark as the forecast,While Balwant was sleeping at home yesterday, “Can’t wait to open and feed you all!!” Stanley wrote For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMadrid | Updated: February 21 2014 12:29 pm Related News Barcelona have been charged by a Spanish court with committing tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar last year in the latest twist to a saga that has already claimed the scalp of one club president Neymar’s high-profile move to the Catalan capital from Santos in the close season was initially shrouded in mystery and it was unclear what exactly was paid to whom and when After president Sandro Rosell stepped down last month following an allegation of misappropriation of funds made by a club member Barca admitted Neymar had cost 862 million euros ($1186 million) including payments to the player and his family and not 571 million as they originally said “Judge Pablo Ruz has charged FC Barcelona with an infringement against the tax authority relating to the purchase of the Brazilian player (Neymar)” a spokesman for the Madrid court hearing the case said on Thursday The judge had requested Barca’s tax records relating to the Neymar deal and had asked the tax authority to calculate the scale of the alleged fraud Barca denied wrongdoing after local media reported on Wednesday that Spain’s public prosecutor had asked the judge to lay charges “The club’s actions have at all times regarding that operation (to sign Neymar) and in line with the available information been fully compliant with existing law” Barca said in a statement The Spanish champions added they would be sending legal representatives to court “in the coming days” to defend their rights and interests “At the same time (Barca) states its complete availability to collaborate with the justice authorities” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nitin Sharma | Chandigarh | Updated: March 17 2016 8:39 am Milkha Singh Related News When former Australian MP and Ultra Marathon runner Pat Farmer reaches Chandigarh Thursday during his Spirit of India run the 54-year-old multiple record holder runner will be hosted by the Chandigarh Administration during his two-day stay While Farmer will be be given a welcome at the UT barrier Thursday apart from a flag-off ceremony on Friday morning the Chandigarh Administration has not invited ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh Chandigarh long-distance athletes apart from the Chandigarh running community for the event Share This Article Related Article “I have not been invited for such an event Somebody told me about it recently but there was no invite from the Chandigarh Administration We have come to see my son (golfer) Jeev Milkha Singh play in the Indian Open in Delhi It would have been great to meet an athlete such as Parmer I wish his endeavor all success” said Milkha Singh who recently jogged with Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne during her Chandigarh visit Farmer started his 4400-km long run from Kanyakumari on January 26 and has found support from long-distance athletes in other states The Australian will run more than 10 km in Chandigarh today from the Zirakpur barrier till UT Guest house and would start his run again towards Mohali Friday morning “It would have been a boost for the young athletes of Chandigarh to run along with Pat Farmer Many of our athletes have won medals at the national level and a lot of them were enquiring about the run But we have not got a communication from the UT Administration about the event” shared Ravinder Chaudhary secretary Chandigarh Athletics Association The city also sees the presence of running communities like Chandigarh Runners which has more than 1600 active members With no intimation about the event most of the runners would give the event a miss “Most of our group members were curios about the run but we had no idea about the event More than 20 group members took part in the Delhi Half Marathon last year and a person like Farmer is like an inspiration for all of them Running along with him even for 10 km would have been like a running a full marathon for them” said Chetan Wadhwa one of the members of Chandigarh Runners K S Bharti Joint Director (Sports Chandigarh) said the department had invited former players and students for the event “We have invited some former athletes Some athletes from Chandigarh will also take part in the run” said Bharti For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | London | Published: December 4 2013 10:06 am Related News Hollywood hunk George Clooney says he is yet to find the love of his life The 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Four cases from the new zone first reported symptoms in September, and the fifth began suffering symptoms earlier this month, Identities are not easy to erase.There isa need to find innovative ways to tackle this identity question Pending that we shouldn’t lose sight of the immediate The immediate issue is about discrimination based on caste Article 17 of our Constitution has effectively and fully sought to abolish untouchability and enforcing any disability on the basis of so-called low and high caste discrimination Towards that end we have also promulgated the Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955 which made the offence of violating Article 17 punishable But has it really ended discrimination Why is a Dalit however well-educated and well-placed he may be forced to hide his identity Why is it that a leader from among Dalits is always seen only as a “Dalit leader” which is not the case with other leaders Hierarchical casteism is entrenched in the social psyche and that is where the battle is Today we are living in an era of caste assertion In order for social unity and harmony to be well-maintained we need to keep the discourse on track In the mid-1990s a Dalit sub-caste in Andhra Pradesh started using their caste name as a suffix to their names This in their view was a proud assertion of their identity This act led to serious discussion among the intelligentsia Many were worried that casteism was staging a comeback But a simple and profound question asked by a Dalit intellectual put the discussion to rest In Andhra people belonging to several non-Dalit castes use their caste name as a suffix This has been the practice for long Never did the question of growing casteism arise when Sharma or Shastry or Reddy was used as a suffix Why this concern when a Dalit does the same This calls for a deeper understanding of the discourse within caste groups For political correctness one may declare that there is no discrimination in Hinduism and that a Dalit has an equal right to study the Vedas and become on par with a Brahmin But the question a Dalit will ask is about this notion of “on par” Why can’t it be that a Dalit reads the Vedas and still remains what he is Why should he be doing it in order to become “on par” with some other caste This is the real discourse that we need to address We assume that the Dalit discourse is all about more reservations and more jobs No doubt reservations are important and so are jobs But the hunger today is for four things: Samman (respect and dignity) sahbhagita (participation and partnership) samriddhi (progress and prosperity) and finally satta (empowerment) The government can take care of the last two but the first two are the responsibility of society Social and religious organisations have to take responsibility for addressing the Dalit hunger for samman and sahbhagita That is when social equality is achieved Ambedkar was right when he warned the nation about it “On the 26th of January 1950 we are going to enter into a life ofcontradictions In politics we will have equality and in social and economic life wewill have inequality In politics we will be recognising the principle of one man one vote and one vote one value In our social and economic life we shall by reason of oursocial and economic structure continue to deny the principle of one man one value How long shall we continue to live this lifeof contradictions How long shall we continue to deny equality in our social andeconomic life If we continue to deny it for long we will do so only by putting our political democracy in peril” The writer is national general secretary BJP and director India Foundation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Spa-francorchamps | Published: August 27 2017 7:13 pm Win in Belgian is Lewis Hamilton’s 58th career win (Source: Reuters) Related News Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 200th Formula One race on Sunday with a pole-to-flag Belgian Grand Prix victory for Mercedes that halved Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to seven points The Briton’s fifth success in 12 races came a day after he equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 pole positions Vettel finished second for Ferrari 23 seconds behind after making a strong start and tailing the triple world champion all afternoon without being able to get close enough to make a move stick Australian Daniel Ricciardo took third place for Red Bull after a storming re-start following a late safety car period that had closed the gap to the front runners With eight races remaining four-times champion Vettel has 220 points and Hamilton 213 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: June 24 2017 4:16 am Tennis – Aegon Championships – Queen’s Club London Britain – June 23 2017 Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller celebrates during his quarter final match against USA’s Sam Querrey Action Images via Reuters/Tony O’Brien Top News When the Wimbledon draw is made next week there will be a few players hoping the name Gilles Muller is nowhere near theirs The left-hander from Luxembourg is enjoying the best form of his 16-year career and is arguably the form player on grass having put together a seven-match winning run The 34-year-old carved down 12 aces on Friday as he beat former champion Sam Querrey at the Aegon Championships at London’s Queen’s Club But he is no one-trick pony Muller something of a late bloomer has terrific touch a tidy baseline game and most impressively still revels in the dying art of serve and volley tennis Ranked a career-high 26 and rising Muller could clearly do some damage at Wimbledon where surprisingly has never got past the third round in nine attempts This is a year of firsts for the Luxembourger though having won his maiden ATP title at Sydney in January and claiming a second last week on the lawns of Den Bosch The father of two said his new-found status had taken a while to get used to “You can understand that it was something that I was working for my whole career I mean I had to wait 16 years” he told reporters on Friday after dispatching Querrey 6-4 7-6(5) “You can imagine the weight that I had on my shoulders to get that first trophy When I got it it was tough to be honest The first weeks after that were kind of a lot of questioning in my mind So what do we do now “It’s something you work for for so long and then basically you reach that goal so what are we doing now” With those initial questions Muller has gone from strength to strength reaching the Estoril final on clay to prove that he really is a man for all surfaces It is on grass though that his chances of a career-defining moment look most likely especially as he will be going into Wimbledon as a seed and with his confidence overflowing “I think it’s a lot about momentum” Muller who beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round said “I think on grass everything goes so fast and I feel like even when you don’t play well you can still stay in the match with your serve “I feel that on grass I’m always taking the good choice on important moments like I did on break points today” Muller his country’s only player in the top 1600 in the ATP rankings is clearly revelling in the golden days of his career – another example of the 30-something brigade proving that tennis careers can now flourish for longer “I was never top 30 before in my life and now this year for the first time I have a “2” in front of my ranking” he said “I always dreamed of playing in front of (my two boys) It feels like I don’t want to stop” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 20 2017 3:46 am “The undertaking uses more than 9000 ticketing machines We will replace the old stock with new ones within two months” a senior Trimax official said BEST staff said they face problems issuing tickets to passengers Related News After complaints from drivers and conductors about faulty ticketing machines the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has directed its contractor Trimax to supply new machines at all its depots at the earliest Around 35 per cent of these machines don’t work most of the time officials said A meeting on the issue was held between the BEST employee unions and Trimax on Wednesday at the BEST office “We directed Trimax to provide new machines at the earliest in all depots This will relieve the staff of the woes they face” Anil Kokil BEST chairman said The undertaking had last year renewed its contract with Trimax for six years and asked it to provide new ticketing machines that would be more user-friendly for conductors While 375 new machines have been provided at Backbay and Wadala depots more are yet to be replaced “The undertaking uses more than 9000 ticketing machines We will replace the old stock with new ones within two months” a senior Trimax official said BEST staff said they face problems issuing tickets to passengers “At last 60 per cent of the machines remain faulty most times Often their batteries go off or we have to return them at the depots In such scenarios we give commuters hand-written tickets Even new machines fail to work at times” a BEST staffer said “Trimax must deploy more engineering staff at the depots to address the concerns with the machines Also cases of faulty machines must go down once the new lot comes in” said Rajesh Kusale BEST committee member For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: August 15 2017 3:54 pm Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is happy that the new generation of filmmakers is keen to go beyond the cliches Top News Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra believes Indian filmmakers should explore stories that are rooted in the country rather than presenting “American ideas” in local packaging Mehra whose films Rang De Basanti and Delhi 6 were lauded internationally says it was the Indian connect in his stories that made them popular with the audiences abroad Mehra says “If we really want the world to see our cinema we need to tell Indian stories We need to show real India and not American ideas made in India My endeavour is to change the western gaze at Indian cinema” The director however is happy that the new generation in the industry is made of people from all strata of the society and they are keen to go beyond the cliches “Thankfully we are discovering stories out of the so called cliched ‘running around the trees’ or a Switzerland visual There are millions of stories to be told Stories coming from the soil will have a social connect” he adds His next directorial venture is “Mere Pyaare Prime Minister” The movie raises the open defecation issue and sanitation problems in the country a topic that was also the subject of Akshay Kumar’s latest release “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” Mehra’s film revolves around an eight-year-old boy Kanu and his mother who live in a Mumbai slum On the depiction of India’s reality through slums Mehra says even though for the “filmmakers have in the longesttime tried to sell the poverty in the West” his aim is to focus on the problem that people face daily “We have to stop fooling ourselves and living in la la land If not slums and these issues what should we tell people about… Should we make movies on item songs or actors dancing in green beautiful lands with ‘dupattas’ flying in the wind I am not getting too stressed about any criticism The society is evolving and we need to recognise that If the story is beautifully told and is inspirational it will make a mark and do its job” The protagonist of the movie Kanu is not happy that her mother has to go out as they don’t have a toilet at home and decides to write a letter to the PM requesting him to get toilets build for them Mehra says the idea first came to him when he got attached to an NGO in Ahmedabad called Yuva Unstoppable The director along with the NGO started building toilets in municipal schools They have built toilets in around more than 800 schools since then The filmmaker says it is “more important to build toilets than mosques and temples” and through his film he wants to spread the message that maintaining cleanliness is not just the government’s responsibility “I am happy that spotlight has turned towards cleanliness and sanitation but the way I am looking at it it is not just the job of the government It needs to have a larger awareness in the society and people need to share the empathy or the difficulties of their fellow citizens” he says Mainly shot in Ghatkopar the movie does not have any big stars but Mehra says that has not affected the production quality of the movie “I wanted the story to be told in the best possible way The movie is not a part of Bollywood or Hollywood It belongs more to the category of world cinema “We haven’t compromised on the production quality The camera team is from Poland The sound will be done outside the country We have used the best cameras and top-of-the-line crew from Mumbai It has to look better than any other film made in the world” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLucknow: Rattled by Samajwadi Party’s rout in Lok Sabha polls Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today sacked 36 leaders having status of minister of state in his government but ruled out his resignation Party sources said among those who got the axe were over six leaders of minority community adding Akhilesh might sack some cabinet and state ministers too after the poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls where the SP managed to get just five seats Amid demands for his resignation Akhilesh however indicated that he was in no mood to quit and said reasons behind SP’s poor show were being reviewed Akhilesh Yadav Agencies "The political equations of all the states are different. one state cannot be compared to another" he said in response to questions on whether he would follow his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar who resigned after his party’s poll debacle The chief minister who today presided over the first cabinet meeting after the completion of the polls said the reasons behind his SP’s poor show are being reviewed in detail by the party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Prominent among those who have been removed are Narendra Bhati and Surendra Mohan Agarwal who had tasted defeat in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Kanpur seats respectively RLD turncoat Anuradha Chowdhury traders’ body leader Sandeep Bansal former Agra Mayor Anjula Mahaur Surabhi Shukla Ranjana Bajpai KC Pandey Kamlesh Pathak Ashu Malik Satish Dixit and Manoj Rai Those from the minority community included Anis Mansori Mohammad Abbas Iqbal Ali Haji Iqram and Kamruddin they added Raja Chaturvedi and Ram Singh Rana former student leaders were also sacked The ruling party got five out of 80 seats in the Lok Sabha polls just two years after it got a spectacular mandate in the assembly elections BJP and its ally Apna Dal clinched 73 while Congress got two seats Among the five seats Yadav alone won on two seats–Mainpuri and Azamgarh Rest three are Kannauj Badaun and Firozabad clinched by his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav and nephews Dharmendra Yadav and Akshay Yadav respectively The sacking came a day after the party held a meeting of party candidates to review its performance PTI now a high performance chief at Japan’s athletics federation, said a senior government officer. 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