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2 Kamal Chawla in a 5-4 thriller to storm into the final of the Bombay Gymkhana ? we turn to the unfailing entertainment of Bigg Boss(Colors). Vijayakanth promptly announced replacements. "They show they want to push us in every game. "If you compare this season with last season, India’s Pankaj Advani suffered a 2-5 loss to Andrew Higginson of England but still remained in contention for a berth in the knock-out stage in the SangSom 6-Red World Snooker Championship here today.so I took back my complaint, he said Abhay ParmarInspectorGRPPuneconfirmed about the compaint and informed that the policeman was attached to Miraj station He said a report about the incident was sent t the official concerned at Miraj for further action According to passengerssuch incidences are common and usually go unreported In another incident that took place a few days backpassengers caught hold of a policeman who was pretending to be a ticket checker He was illegally fining people without authorised journey ticket Though he was produced before the station managerhe was not penalised by railway authoritiescomplained passengers Harsha Shah of Railway Pravasi Group said instead of maintaining law and orderthe policemen were proving to be a big nuisance at the railway station In their bid to extort moneythe GRP and RPF policeman check cellphones of passengers without having any authority to do so If policemen find any adult video or image in their cellphonesthey extort money from them by threatening to book them under Obscenity Act They also take money from unauthorised vendors at the station in return to allow them to do their business there They deliberately victimise poor and visibly uneducated people so that they dont pursue the matter with higher authorities said Shah For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: January 8 2012 9:58 pm Top News Calling herself as an ardent theatre loverveteran actress Sharmila Tagore puts all the credit to late theatre legend Satyadev Dubey for her inclination towards the performing art “I am not an expert of theatre but I do have an affinity for it My Carrier in film is also a robust of those actors who evolved me as an actress and Satyadev Dubey was one of them “He was a very dear friend of mine and exposed me to the various theatre sights in Mumbai” Tagore said during the inauguration of NSD’s 14th theatre festival titled ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ Sharmila65who attained formal training in theatre early in her life and started her career as an actress with Satyajit Ray’s 1959 Bengali film ‘Apur Sansar’said she missed the instant exhilaration of audience on stage when she joined films “I learnt basic theatrical skills from Children’s Little Theatre in Kolkata in my early life I used to enjoy the direct interaction with audience but when I joined films those instant exhilaration of audience was missing The instant reaction of the long and vibrant life of stage artiste was lost amidst the post production editing techniques” Tagore said The ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ actressat the same timefeels there lies no difference between a stage artiste and film actor “Both theatre and acting have the ability to connect with the world of people which are majorly unknown to them Both of them give an opportunity to enter into an intense interaction of performing arts” she said The fortnight-long annual festival of National School of Dramawhich is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagorewill have a pan-Indian focus’ on the nobel laureate with 17 productions The event opened with Ratan Thiyam’s new play ‘King of the Dark Chamber’ “The Manipuri play was a symbolic one It reflected Tagore’s philosophy and the relationship between an individual and the universe” said Aman Allanathe chairperson of NSD This yearthe theatre extravaganzawill also offer plays in some 26 languages including Tulu and Mizu and will see 2500 artistes from the country and other parts of the world For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arun Prakash | Published: July 30 2012 3:34 am Related News The emergence of maritime terrorism and the revival of piracy have added a new dimension to the hazards that have traditionally confronted seafarersand innocent fisherfolk have now come in the line of fire On the evening of July 16an Indian fisherman was killed and three othersbesides an Emirati nationalinjured when US navy personnel on board the Rappahannocka replenishment shipopened fire on a small motor vessel off the coast of Dubai According to an official statement from the US navythe vessel was fired uponin accordance with doctrineafter it rapidly approached the shipdisregarding repeated warnings The incident hashowevercaused great indignation in Tamil Nadu to which the unfortunate fishermen belongedand India has asked the UAE authorities to open a criminal investigation into the incident While it would be inappropriate to pass judgmentof any sorton this unfortunate incidentit is necessary to examine a few aspectsmerely to see whether any preliminary lessons can be drawn With a fishing fleet of nearly 200000 vesselsof all sizes and shapesthe traffic density off the Indian coast invariably remains high It is probably the same off Africa or the Arabian Peninsulaand as any warship captain will vouchthis makes coastal passage a nightmarish experienceespecially by night Merchant ships are fortunate because they sail mostly in deeper waters far from the coast And yeton February 15two Indian fishermen were shot dead by marines carried on board the Italian merchantman MV Enrica Lexie This tankeron passage from Singapore to Egyptwas reportedly between 14 and 22 miles from the Kerala coast (outside territorial waters but within the contiguous zone) when it encountered the fishing vessel Mistaking it for a pirate skifftwo marinesborne by the ship for protectionopened firekilling two of the fishermen The Italian ship was asked to enter Kochi port where the two marines were placed under arrest and await trial for murder For a warship captainit would be inconceivable that a band of outlawsno matter how well armedshould threaten or attempt to board his shipand he would act resolutely in accordance with the clear-cut rules of engagement (RoE) given to him In October 2000the RoE provided to the destroyer USS Cole did not allow security sentries to open fire on any craftunless known to be a threatwithout prior permission from the captain While at anchor in Aden harboura boat approached the ship at high speed and exploded alongsideblowing a huge gash in the hull and killing 17 sailors As the Rappahannock incident clearly showsthe latest RoE framed by the US navy have beenrightlyrelaxed in terms of the discretion that they give to the man on the spot This is appropriate in the current threat environment In the case of merchantmensince there are normally no combatants on boardthe ships masterhaving taken all possible preventive and evasive measureshas no choice but to permit boarding by the pirates/ terrorists and take his chances It is only recently that merchant ships have been allowed to carry privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) in high-risk areas The guidance issued by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) with regard to PCASP states that a ships master will exercise command and will retain the overriding authority on board This guidance does not provide any RoE nor does it offer any directions about the use of lethal force Moreoverit deals only with civilian contracted personnel and not with the presence of military personnel on board merchant ships It seems possible for the Rappahannock case to assume complex overtonesbecause it bears the prefix USNS (United States Naval Ship) rather than USS (United States Ship) since it is an auxiliary support vessel with a civilian crew Should the Indian government take the same view of this incident as it did of the Enrica Lexieit couldin theoryask the UAE government to prosecute the US navy personnel that she carried on board or extradite them to India Howevera more fitting option would be for India to formally ask the US government to conduct an inquiry and deal appropriately with errant navy personnel Fishing communities of this region are likely to be up in arms against the growing risk posed to their kith and kin from trigger-happy armed personnel carried by ships for protection against pirates and terrorists Howeverthere are a number of complex issues that need consideration Firstlythe fishermen fraternity in our part of the world is focused on earning their livelihoodand frequently disregard hazards and warningswith tragic consequences Secondlythe PCASPif carriedneed to be properly briefed about the graduated application of force; and conditions under which lethal force may be used Finallyuniformed personnelif deputedneed to be indemnified by multilateral consent against legal action by other states for bona fide actions in the line of duty These are vexed issues that need to be urgently addressedand this is an opportune moment for concerned maritime states to jointly evolve procedures for ensuring protection of shippingwithout endangering safety of innocent fisherfolk Indiawith one of the worlds largest fishing communitiesmust take the initiative The writer is a retired chief of naval [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR | Amritsar | Published: March 21 2017 11:14 am Mining under way in Ajnala village near Amritsar Express Top News THE AUTHORITIES have turned a blind eye to the illegal sand mining going on in a part of the Ravi river crossing through Ajnala in Amritsar district While the district administration and state police have been communicating on paper illegal mining is going on unchecked “No mining site is officially operational in Ajnala I had asked police to stop this mining in a letter issued around 15 days ago I have also sent a reminder to the district police Their reply is awaited” said Anupreet Kaur subdivisional magistrate Ajnala J Elanchezihian SSP Amritsar (Rural) said “It is not in my knowledge We will definitely take action if any such activities are on” Sources claimed that close aides of certain politicians were involved in the illegal mining Earlier those who indulged in the mining were affiliated to Akalis But after the March 11 result some people affiliated to the Congress have taken over mining operations the sources said The labour and machinery used in illegal mining remain the same At the site a large number of trucks and tractor-trolleys continue to excavate sand from the riverbed near Kot Rajada Bedi Channa and Charpur villages of Ajnala The legal tender for mining in Ajnala had expired in October 2016 The last contractor was Prashant Joshi “My contract expired in October 2016 I have nothing to do with the ongoing mining in Ajnala According to my information no new tenders have been issued for mining in Ajnala so far” he told The Indian Express Illegal mining is a well organised activity in Ajnala The sand mafia even issues computerised slips to its clients Rs 2400 is the cost for a trolley and Rs 3000 for a truck excluding loading charges Rs 1000-2000 are charged separately for loading of sand per trolley/ truck Those who indulge in illegal mining even offer discount to nearby area residents so that they don’t complain to the authorities The men who operate machinery at the site told The Indian Express that a Muktsar resident Nishan Singh had been running this mining business for a long time Nishan is a close aide of Kanwarjit Singh Rozi Barkandi the Shiromani Akali Dal MLA from Muktsar Sources added that people close to Congress leader Kulwant Singh from Boharwala village in Ajnala have taken over the mining operations now “We are out of this business now I have quit much before the elections” said Nishan Kulwant Singh Boharwala is brother of Punjab Congress secretary Bikramjit Singh Boharwala is a village in Ajnala Kulwant Singh Boharwala however denied any involvement in the mining business “I made no attempt to take possession of the mining site in Ajnala There was a clash a bid to take possession of the said site but those were Congressmen from Gagowal village I have nothing to do with them Still Akalis are running the mining business in Ajnala Now the new government has taken over We shall ask the district administration to remove this possession of Akalis” said Kulwant For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Prathama Banerjee | Updated: February 19 2016 12:20 am JNU students at a protest (Express Photo) Related News I write this as an erstwhile JNU student and JNU students’ union member who studied as hard as she did politics I cannot decide which taught me more — academics or politics My friends and I intensely engaged in both — sometimes spending more time reading and writing sometimes in public debate and street politics the one sometimes blending seamlessly into the other but at other times sitting uneasily together That was my greatest takeaway from JNU — the lesson that academics and politics are inseparable twins Entering JNU for me was like entering a zone of freedom overwhelming freedom At the very first glance JNU was like a vast expanse to spread one’s wings in — long-winding roads and overgrown valleys the facility of being outdoors late into the night (what that could mean to a young girl) milling in and around the library till 11 pm mess meetings (no pun intended) after dinner the chance to befriend anyone from anywhere any class caste or nationality (thanks to JNU’s admission system based on multiple deprivation points) and above all the possibility of falling in love across all social barriers And the teachers let you hold forth endlessly call them by first name be flexible about class attendance take open-book exams and even drink tea and smoke with them If all this seems trivial that may simply be because one has grown too old to remember what it takes for one to shed one’s inhibitions and grow into responsible young adulthood It takes freedom — even excessive freedom — to experiment make mistakes get second and third chances encounter shocking social differences and experience true often frightening equality of the kind that is possible only amongst peers In JNU we learnt quickly through our little adventures and misadventures the profoundly serious lesson that a free mind depended on a physically and socially free space Intellectual excellence — merit as we diminutively say today — depended crucially on an ambience of democracy diversity and equality Else the threats loomed large — dogmatism boredom and worst of all stupidity This was the early and mid-1990s — we lived in “interesting times” in the way promised by that ancient Chinese curse disguised as a blessing We lived through political events that challenged our certainties — Soviet collapse Tiananmen Square Mandal Commission liberalisation Narmada Bachao Andolan Dunkel Draft Kashmir telecom revolution We were the transition generation stepping into a new world across an imaginary abyss JNU offered us the resources to deal with this transition — intellectual and political The courses were changed frequently to respond to new questions and the classes and streets tolerated intense debate even outrageous position-taking We were sometimes ridiculed but also quickly forgiven and never ever silenced We were acutely aware of the idyllic nature of this space But we assumed that a university must be exactly so — a controlled if not utopian space for experimentation After all we never demand that laboratories must be abolished because they are idyllic and utopian But then it was not entirely idyllic either We came from such diverse backgrounds that cultural misrecognition and misunderstanding always loomed on the horizon Ours was also the time of the rise of Hindutva outfits on campus as well as post-Mandal upper-caste assertion The challenge to democracy was palpably close but the atmospherics generally won out We also felt morally tortured by the fact of our privilege as JNU students To compensate we became involved in politics outside campus Some of us worked in trade unions in the city’s industrial areas some worked in communally charged neighbourhoods some went back to their home states to fight desperate political battles and even be killed JNU taught us idealism but by the same virtue taught us the importance of reality-checks A popular slogan amongst students then and now in JNU and elsewhere was originally Ambedkar’s gift to us — “Educate organise agitate” JNU even today acknowledges this principle But we often understate the slogan’s imperative To insist that academics and politics must go together is not just to say that academicians should be politically committed or that politicians ideology-driven rather than interest- or identity-led In fact we learn in places like JNU that the relationship between intellection and activism is a complex and nuanced one We learn that it is in a relationship with each other that politics and academics acquire their distinction their separate definitions and jurisdictions their respective limits In fact it is by virtue of this relationship that both politics and academics are rendered dynamic and changeable as each becomes amenable to the other’s questioning and criticism Academics and politics are not the same thing Academics brings critical distance and analytical skill to politics and politics teaches the dare of risky thought contingent action and radical equality They are different and precisely for that reason deeply connected One cannot do one as a proxy for the other One must do both even as students When patriarchs today order students to study instead of do politics when they demand that students show their exam scores to prove their political worth when they tell us what to say and not to say who to love and how to love I sense a perverse reinvention of the old ashrama sensibility College and university students must vote they may even marry But they must follow political brahmacharya Thank god for places like JNU — where no one has to be celibate politically or otherwise The writer a historian is associate professor Centre for the Study of Developing Societies Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 29 2017 5:10 am Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Top News Housing societies and occupants of EWS houses will have to shell out only Rs 5 per square metre for the fire no-objection certificate (NOC) The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation had earlier proposed a rate of Rs 10 per square metre for all the establishments for the payment of fire NOC For other establishments the rate will be Rs 10 per square metre The minimum charge is Rs 5000 for the showrooms and that for the booths will be Rs 2500 BJP councillor Davesh Moudgil said the rates should be nominal for those staying in the housing societies””Not just this the housing society owners will also be given six months time before this is implemented”” said Moudgil There are 110 societies in sectors 48 49 50 and 51 This is for the first time that Chandigarh Municipal Corporation will charge an amount for issuing a fire NOC The civic body in its last house meeting had approved the move where in it was made mandatory for all establishments to take NOC failing which action will be taken as Delhi Fire Prevention and Safety Act 1986 Meanwhile the councillors raised objections on tertiary water project of the city BJP councillor Rajesh Gupta said there has to be an action taken report as to how many people have got the tertiary water connections Congress councillor Gurbax Rawat said they should allow tertiary water connections for free and it should be mandatory for all schools colleges and other big institutions The MC has also issued notices to 74 service stations to have shallow tubewells to avoid water wastage Even though the civic body has made taking tertiary connections mandatory for all houses or institutions having an area of 1 kanal there have been only 600 takers since June 2016 An amount of Rs 15 crore was spent for this project after its inception The MC treats 30 MGD of waste water and then releases 24 MGD of it into the drain as the demand for tertiary-treated water in the city is only 6 MGD For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLucknow: More than 50 passengers who received injuries in the Muzaffarnagar train accident have been discharged from hospitals while 102 others are still receiving treatment the Uttar Pradesh government said on Sunday The Kalinga-Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar last evening killing 21 people A senior Uttar Pradesh official had said in the morning that 156 people were injured File image of Utkal Express train accident PTI "Today more than 50 passengers who had received minor injuries were sent to their homes after treatment The government is extending all possible help to the stranded passengers so that they could reach their destination" UP Cabinet minister Satish Mahana told PTI Mahana said he had reached the accident site around 1000 pm on Saturday "Nearly 102 passengers are still receiving treatment in government and private hospitals in Muzaffarnagar and Meerut Free medicine is being provided to them" he said The state government was also providing food and accommodation to passengers’ relatives who are reaching Muzaffarnagar he said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had on Saturday asked senior ministers Suresh Rana and Satish Mahana to reach the accident site The CM also spoke with the Muzaffarnagar district magistrate and instructed him to ensure all possible relief an official spokesperson had said "Four NDRF teams were also rushed there — three teams from Ghaziabad and one from Delhi Besides 35 ambulances bread and butter 1000 food packets additional private and UPSRTC buses were arranged Volunteers were mobilised from adjoining Meerut" the spokeperson had said on Saturday he was the principal architect of the opposition’s blueprint for finding a presidential candidate. they will be arrested, He was.
suit. A report in the daily Jang said that Shaharyar as Chairman was entitled to a daily allowance of 1300 pounds approximately during his stay in UK. I think he got carried away with the dressing room atmosphere,is rising toward double figures. (Express Photo) Top News Around 400 people on Sunday gathered at Girgaum Chowpatty to take part in a run aimed at creating awareness about wastage of food. I am told by people that I do comedy movies though I try different genres. The script is well-written and has various layers to it. Incidentally Deepa and Mamata have a long history of political rivalry in the state, therefore, analysts said on Thursday.
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10 of which combined to make a single composite view of the ISS. which led to the death of many climbers,‘Everest’ is the tale of two expedition teams that dare to reach the summit of the highest and most deadliest mountain in the world Starring Jason Clarke Josh Brolin John Hawkes Robin Wright Emily Watson Keira Knightley Sam Worthington and Jake Gyllenhaal the film’s trailer gives us a glimpse of the strenuous and grueling journey to the top of the mountain while acclimatizing to the freezing temperatures and the strength that the climbers rely on from each other and loved ones far away ‘Everest’ was shot and will also be screened on IMAX 3D It has been adapted from1997 non-fiction bestseller ‘Into Thin Air: A Personal of The Mt Everest Disaster’ by Jon Krakauer ‘Everest’ is slated to have an American release on September 18 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Madrid | Published: September 29 2016 12:41 pm Carrasco scored the sole goal of the match in the 35th minute for Atletico Madrid (Source: Reuters) Top News Bayern Munich’s perfect start to the season under coach Carlo Ancelotti came to an end as Jannick Carrasco’s first-half goal gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 home victory in their Champions League Group D game on Wednesday Bayern were aiming to make it nine wins in a row in all competitions but were derailed by an Atletico side that took a deserved 35th-minute lead and remain unbeaten this season Atletico who beat Bayern in the semi-finals of last season’s competition seized the initiative when Xabi Alonso gave the ball away in midfield allowing the Spaniards to counter Antoine Griezmann sent Carrasco through on goal and the Belgian winger struck a low left-footed shot past a helpless Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and in off the post Atletico could have made it 2-0 with six minutes remaining but Griezmann drove his penalty against the crossbar after Arturo Vidal fouled Filipe Luis in the area The result put Atletico top of the group on six points from two games three clear of Bayern in second PSV Eindhoven and Rostov who drew 2-2 in Russia are level on one point Bayern dominated possession but Atletico had the better of the chances in the opening half at the Vicente Calderon stadium The Bundesliga side however had the first opportunity early on when Thiago Alcantara’s perfect pass found Thomas Mueller in the box but his right-footed volley was saved by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak Atletico responded with an effort from Carrasco that forced Neuer into a full-stretch save Fernando Torres who was starting for the second time this season should have put the hosts ahead in the 23rd minute but the striker’s close-range header from a corner struck the post He then drilled a left-footed shot wide Torres however was influential in Atletico’s goal pressuring Alonso to give up possession which allowed Griezmann to break and tee up Carrasco Early in the second half Ancelotti brought on Arjen Robben Mats Hummels and Joshua Kimmich who had scored twice as Bayern thrashed Rostov 5-0 in their group opener Atletico maintained control and Carrasco came close to scoring his second when his curled shot was kept out by Neuer Griezmann could have killed the game off from the penalty spot but his miss proved academic as Atletico withstood Bayern’s late pressure to claim all three points For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: January 6 2017 9:33 am Simone Zaza has featured 11 times so far eight in the league with no goals scored REUTERS Top News Italy international Simone Zaza will not play for West Ham United again because of the terms of his contract manager Slaven Bilic said on Thursday The 25-year-old striker was signed from Juventus on a season-long loan last August for an initial fee of five million euros ($530 million) but has been a big disappointment for the club’s supporters A permanent fee of 20 million euros is automatically triggered once he makes a given number of first-team appearances 15 according to local media Zaza has featured 11 times so far eight in the league with no goals scored The only time he has scored at the London Stadium was against West Ham for Juventus in a pre-season friendly He has not played in the league since November “He is still our player until he goes somewhere but mainly because of the situation with his contract he is finished here” Bilic told reporters “Unfortunately we had to judge him on six seven eight games which is not a big pattern to judge a player in general” added the Croatian “He is definitely a good player but like many times in football it just didn’t happen” The Hammers have their eyes on Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe who started his career at the East London club but have so far been rebuffed by their relegation-threatened rivals who cannot afford to lose their top scorer “He has the most important thing in the game: goals” said Bilic of the 34-year-old who has scored 11 times in 20 Premier League games “He converts most of his chances to goals” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: March 17 2016 11:51 am Ranveer Singh feels proud and happy to be a brand ambassador for Colgate MaxFresh Related News Bollywood’s flamboyant youth icon Ranveer Singh has been signed on to endorse toothpaste brand Colgate MaxFresh and he feels the qualities of the product match his aura Proud and happy to be a brand ambassador for Colgate MaxFresh Ranveer said in a statement: “With its freshness and youthful energy I feel the brand fits like a glove with my personality I love the product its taste and those cooling crystals which give me a burst of freshness every morning” The “Band Baaja Baaraat” star will be seen showing his magnetism in a new TV commercial campaign that will be unveiled on Thursday It is based on the premise of “infectious freshness” and crafted bearing in mind India’s love for dance and music With his electric dance moves and Amit Trivedi’s energising music the commercial communicates the brand’s “infectious freshness” message very effectively said Ranveer who has also shared his thoughts on the new association in a YouTube video Read More The creative idea behind the new campaign was to bring to life MaxFresh’s youthful infectious freshness transforming dull moments into fun-filled exciting experiences Eric Jumbert director Marketing Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited pointed out “That’s why partnering with Ranveer Singh and Amit Trivedi on this campaign was an obvious choice and a terrific fit We are absolutely delighted with the result – an entertaining and energetic commercial that stands out and engages like no other” Jumbert added Colgate MaxFresh is infused with cooling crystals to give you an Explosion of Freshness It is available in fresh tingling flavors like Spicy Fresh Peppermint Ice and Citrus Blast For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNo more ‘je suis anything’ All that cute stuff is passé We are in peril so snap out of it That truck driver in Nice ran over little children who were just having fun with their families He didn’t care whom he ran over He ran over the last tendrils of hope that good would triumph over evil In one horrifying act he told us the world that we are not safe from the agony of terrorism None of us You don’t need bombs and suicide bombers You can create mayhem from behind a wheel You do not need elaborate planning you just scythe your way through human life Police officers and a soldier stand by the sealed off area of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd in Nice AP This is how vulnerable we are One man and his vehicle on a deathly mission: Wakes up in the morning finds his vehicle keys starts the engine and ploughs through human beings like they were made of plasticine This is horror beyond comprehension In the 1970s when the spate of hijackings made flying scary we were told nothing could get worse Airports were the only dicey public place Then came the bomb blasts on trains and buses followed by the suicide bombers the hit-squads the hostage-taking and the soft underbelly targets of malls hotels cinemas fairs and sports events Coffee and carnage Now we know the truth: There is no haven no refuge no place to be safe — for ourselves or for our children The planet is a battlefield The soldier-to-soldier romance of conflict is dead and gone Everyone can come in the way and be a bloodied statistic Forget about travel You have to worry about going shopping Are you scared if your family members do not answer their mobile phone or only get an engaged tone This is not paranoia this is real A searing chill sets in if they are an hour late Shopping arcades are dangerous Anywhere where people gather fear comes along Hospitals once taboo as targets in war by convention are now cross-haired by choice Schools are a favourite and transportation is now a conveyor of death Enough with VIP condemnations and the expression of sorrow in the aftermath This does not wash any more All that brave sloganeering by elected representatives is papier mché as a defence against those who kill at will The world has to wake up to the fact that there is a common enemy out there and it is a disease This madness has virally moved from the swampland to the mainstream and a vaccine has to be found There is nothing here by way of faith or belief or some damn shining path to glory This is just total insanity and everyone is a possible victim We have been let down in this time and place in this era by those who promise to lead us Their reneging on civilian safety and refusal to put aside their political agendas for the sake of saving the world from the scourge has emboldened terrorists and made them contemptuous of the feeble and fractured efforts to contain them:They mock it With each act of depravity that occurs these global leaders still don’t get the message: Come together as one or continue to mumble eulogies that have lost their value The next meet to counter terrorism is in October That speaks for itself Unless every nation gets on to the same page and begins a concerted effort to strike back and take on this hydra of terrorism — both structured and individual — by creating a global defence this truck will spawn more trucks more deathsandmore fear because there is no cause to justify such destruction The random factor is so overpowering now that we can only pray we are not in the way It’s pointless lighting candles holding midnight vigils or going to houses of worship to pray They could all be targets There is nothing sacred anymore Not even little children Written by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: July 7 2013 5:31 am Related News The lone Independent candidate to have won the 2012 Assembly elections in GujaratKetan Inamdarjoined the ruling BJP at a function held here Saturday to mark the birth anniversary Bhartiya Jana Sanghs founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee Inamdar represents Savli Assembly constituency in Vadodara district With thisthe ruling BJP now has 120 MLAs in the state The youngest MLA in the state34-year-old Inamdar had decided to contest as an Independent after BJP denied him ticket and instead fielded Upendrasinh Gohil Inamdar won by a margin of over 20000 votes to defeat his nearest rival and sitting Congress MLA Khumansinh Chauhan Soon after his victoryInamdar had expressed his desire to join BJP Despite having contested as an IndependentI always considered myself as a part of the BJP Now I will be able to work under the leadership of CM Narendra Modi to carry out development work in my constituency? 2017 22:02 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See Written by Sunitra Pacheco | Mumbai | Published: June 8, The only other time the MC house met was on March 16 for a budget meeting in which an interim budget of Rs 630 crore was passed. 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he wondered as to where had the cheating taken place as alleged. who will soon be seen in upcoming Tamil thriller “Thoongaavanam”, "The expectation was that Deshmukh would work to raise the stature of the university long eroded.