From Shirley Jackson’s We have Always Lived in the Castle. Earnest had conceded that there are lists of recent ‘examples of individuals who have cited Islam as they’ve carried out acts of violence’. We reposed a lot of faith. “The city lacks in disabled friendly, “The temple will change the skyline of Vrindavan. She was a missionary and always compassionate and sensitive towards the needy.obsessed with the individual?” Two games later,222 million ($264 million) move from Barcelona and will earn a reported ? For all the latest Ahmedabad News.
and in the presence of superstar host Salman Khan.for the masterminds, works,limited overs team after more than nine years at the helm,will play as a wicketkeeper-batsman Veteran Yuvraj Singh also staged a comeback nine monthsafter the World T20 last year riding on his splendid formduring the Ranji Trophy in which he scored 672 runs in fivegames before taking a break due to his marriage “It’s a great thing he (Yuvraj) has been included in boththe formats I’m confident he will get some runs and succeed” Ganguly said hailing the inclusion of Yuvraj in both ODI and T20I sides For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Aditi Vatsa | Noida | Published: November 27 2016 12:38 am The Supreme Court has ruled that the DND Flyway will remain toll-free (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav) Related News Around five years ago Mohammad Aurangzeb a physics honours graduate came to the capital from Bihar’s Jehanabad district in search of employment On September 1 2011 Alam started working as a toll collector at the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) Flyway Following a recent Supreme Court ruling that the concessionaire Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL) was not entitled to charge toll any more since it had “recovered all reasonable returns” from the bridge Alam was told by the company that his services were no longer needed Living in a two-room flat in Mayur Vihar Alam pays a monthly rent of Rs 4000 “The company told us we will get 15 days’ salary for the next three months This amounts to Rs 4500 per month I live with my brother and I am the only earning member I have to send money back home every month How will I survive on this much” he asked According to NTBCL sources over 400 people had been employed in the functioning of the DND flyway as toll operators security and maintenance personnel Now most of them have been rendered jobless “The primary source of income was the toll that used to be collected Most of these 400 employees have been laid off since we do not have the resources to sustain them The operations at the toll plaza and the office have become minimal Only a few of them have been retained Steps to help the employees have been taken in tune with labour laws” a source said Noida authority officials said the matter was still sub-judice and that they were awaiting court developments for information about the agency which will be responsible for DND’s maintenance “The matter is pending in court Legal opinion on certain sections of the DND MoU following the court order is awaited Moreover division of the flyway between Delhi and Noida authorities also needs to be ascertained” a senior official said With an audit of the DND operations underway along with the legal tussle around 400 employees have been left in the lurch While DND officials did not elaborate on the measures they have taken for their employees they maintained that they have been asked to visit the office twice a week for which they will be given half a month’s salary Earlier this month 21-year-old Manish Kumar said he was called to the office and offered an agreement “I refused to sign Later if the DND toll plaza is made operational again the company might claim that we were not their employees They were also asking us to hand over our uniform” Kumar said Last year Kumar dropped out of college and took up a DND toll operator’s job to sustain his family “I have been working at DND for nearly a year My elder brother does not have a job and my parents are not employed I was pursuing BA Honours in Hindi at Deshbandhu College but I had to drop out” he said Last week a group of DND employees gathered at the flyway to stage a protest against the termination letters issued to them Reading out the notice an employee said “In view of the current scenario your services have become redundant and dispensable as the work for which you were employed has stopped…” A 29-year-old employee who received a similar notice and hails from Bihar’s Chhapra district said “Before this I used to work as a laboratory technician in Meerut I received technical training from Chennai after finishing high school a couple of years ago I am looking for another job now You can have several degrees but you do not get employed without a recommendation I don’t have contacts If nothing works out I will work as a daily wage worker If I don’t earn how will I eat” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: August 7 2016 4:52 am Katie Ledecky made an impressive debut with the fastest leg for US women in their 4×100 relay heat (Source: Reuters) Top News Freestyle phenomenon Katie Ledecky made an impressive Rio debut with the fastest leg for the US women in their 4×100 relay heat on Saturday The 19-year-old who could win three individual freestyle events at the Games to add to her 2012 800m freestyle gold had been uncertain for the team but her time showed why she had been selected Her splits were the fastest of the four team mates and while not expected to race in Saturday’s final she hinted that she would be up for it Swimmers who compete in the qualifying heats also get medals if the team finishes in the top three without them in the finals World and Olympic champions Australia with sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell powering the charge were fastest with the US women second and Canada third “I knew if I kind of stuck with her (Cate) and tried to keep an eye on her and get a little bit of a draft I could get up there” said Ledecky who had not qualified for the individual distance at the US trials “It’s exciting but the main goal was just to get a really good lane for us for the finals just putting it all out there for the first race “I’d love another swim but that’s totally up to the coaches” The fancied Dutch were only fifth fastest but rested triple Olympic gold medallist Ranomi Kromowidjojo with Inge Dekker appearing in the quartet instead Dekker who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February and had surgery in March is taking part in her fourth Olympics The Dutch women won relay silver at the world championships in Kazan Russia last year with Kromowidjojo Femke Heemskerk Maud van der Meer and Marrit Steenbergen For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: April 17 2017 9:09 am Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Source: File Photo) Top News GIVING A new ray of hope to the UT employees Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday told city BJP chief Sanjay Tandon that he would get the matter pertaining to their housing scheme expedited The housing scheme for the employees was announced nine years ago but nothing was done so far The administration had already sent a proposal to the Ministry of Home Affairs last year However the file was lying in the office of MHA since then Tandon met Rajnath at the national executive meeting in Bhubaneswar “I told the Home Minister and he said that if the file was lying in his office he would do his best to clear it soon” said Tandon The city BJP chief has also been asked to meet MOS Home who takes care of UT to follow up in the case In 2008 the Chandigarh Housing Board had floated a special housing scheme that was meant exclusively for employees As many as 4000 flats for employees were to be constructed in sectors 52 53 and 56 The purpose behind the scheme was to provide flats to employees on no-profit-no-loss basis which was much below the market price However the work could not take off due to unavailability of land A total of 8000 employees had applied for the scheme in which 3930 employees were declared successful in the draw As many as 336 three-bed room flats 888 two-bedroom 564 one-bedroom and 320 one-room flats were to be built on 615 acres The employees had been demanding the allotment of houses on the rates which are affordable for them In 2011 it was mooted that the flats be given on market rates but there was opposition as the rates were very high and the land too was unavailable For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 11 2017 3:31 pm As WHO goodwill ambassador Singh also known as ‘the Flying Sikh’ will promote WHO SEAR’s non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control action plan (Source: Express Archive) Related News Sprint legend Milkha Singh has been appointed as the World Health Organisation’s goodwill ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region (SEAR) the global health body said on Friday As WHO goodwill ambassador Singh also known as ‘the Flying Sikh’ will promote WHO SEAR’s non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control action plan which seeks to reduce the level of insufficient physical activity by 10 per cent and NCDs by 25 per cent by 2025 Poonam Khetrapal Singh Regional Director WHO South-East Asia said “Promoting physical activity for health is an important intervention which is expected to get a significant boost in the region with the support of octogenarian Milkha Singh a champion for the cause” she said According to her an estimated 85 million people die due to non-communicable diseases every year in WHO South-East Asia Region and many of these deaths are premature and nearly all are lifestyle related Regular exercise and physical activity help reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases such as heart diseases stroke diabetes and cancer – that are now increasingly afflicting people across the world An alarming 70 per cent of boys 80 per cent of girls and nearly 33 per cent adults in the region report insufficient physical activity which is becoming a common feature of modern life Singh pointed out WHO recommends at least 60 minutes of physical activity for children daily and 150 minutes of activity for adults weekly to stave off non-communicable diseases Physical activity helps those aged 65 years and above to maintain cognitive functioning and reduce the risk of depression the world health body said To facilitate this WHO has also been advocating with governments to create public spaces for recreational and organised sport It has been advocating for physical activity as a “best buy” intervention for reducing the risk of deaths due to NCDs “Whatever be the age group gender physical ability or socio-economic background being physically active is an effective way to ensure a healthy and productive life” the regional director said With the support of Milkha Singh we expect to promote and scale up physical activity in the region to be able to arrest and reverse the NCD epidemic she said Milkha Singh is a Padma Shri awardee and had won medals in athletics in Commonwealth and Asian games He had missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 1960 Rome Olympics For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: June 24 2010 12:51 pm Related News Fashion veteran Ritu Kumar is all set to showcase her couture collection in Spain which is awarding the designer for her efforts to popularise the craft and traditional weaves of India Kumar would display 10 garments at Valladolid de Moda Fashion Week to be held in Madrid and Valladolid from June 28-30 and also participate in business meets with Spanish designers and institutes to brainstorm on fashion collaborations and dealsa first between both the countries “The garments are part of my couture collection I have used dull gold metallic threads and traditional look fabrics with dhapka and mukarish work embellished with sequins to give a royal look” said Kumar The designer says she would skip the upcoming couture fashion week in Delhi early next month to participate in the Spanish event “I have been invited as the finale designer and FDCI supported my decision to go to Spain as it is a national honour for us” says Kumar who is fellow member of Fashion Design Council of India The Delhi-based fashion guru whose work draws heavily from the embroidery and textile heritage of India says she is excited about showing in Spain “I am quite excited about the event which will be held in an old monastery outside Madrid Spain is quite eastern in its aesthetics and they love the colours and drama associated with India” says Kumar who is taking an assortment of Mangalpuricotton and Benarasi beadwork on her trip The collection employs dull and gold metallic threadsinterspersed with a line of antique looking textiles which drapeenhance and produce the most romantic imagery of a yesteryear of royalty Organised by Indian cultural centre in Spainthe fashion event would have Indian representation from officials of the Indian Institute of Fashion Technology and FDCI among others Along with Ritu KumarSpanish designer Elyo Berhanyer would also be honoured at the event “The objective of this meeting between specialistsinstitutions and professionals is to provide a platform to discuss a common commercial cooperationindustrialcultural and educational strategy between the two countries in the fashion industry” added Kumar For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 10 2017 5:19 pm Hrithik Roshan turns 43 today Related News Birthday boy Hrithik Roshan might be turning 43 today but his looks can fool you Father to two super cute sons Hrithik is making every girl go weak in the knees with his constant posts on Instagram and his unmissable shirtless shoot for a magazine Well it wasn’t long back when we saw Hrithik on another mag’s cover with dusky beauty Lisa Haydon And now we have access to other pictures from the same shoot Today on the occasion of his birthday a few of his fans have posted some more pictures of Hrithik with Lisa and some of the fan pages have shared more exclusive pictures of just the actor And the pictures take us back to his Dhoom 2 days The Greek god of Bollywood is perfect in every sense He is a perfect poser a perfect father an amazing dancer and of course an actor who has every now and then experimented with new concepts He was the first actor to play a superhero in India with Krissh And who can forget Jaadu Also read |Happy Birthday Hrithik Roshan: As Hrithik Roshan turns 43 here’s everything that makes himKaabil With Kaabil the actor is yet again ready to raise the bar for his contemporaries The actor has started promoting his film and at present is in Dubai for a promotional tour Look at his pictures here: Hrithik plays a blind man whose life changes after a tragedy For the first time the actor would be seen sharing the screen space with Yami Gautam More from the world of Entertainment: The film scheduled to release on January 25 will have a major box office fight with Raees starring Shah Rukh Khan Who will emerge as a winner Only future has the answer to it But meanwhile we are too eager to see him on the big screen For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Peter Ronald DeSouza | Published: May 31 2013 3:47 am Related News These three words describe different political practiceseach a symptom of the Indian political system Anyone who wishes to understand the challenges of governance in India would do well to think about the three key words of this title They give us a better understanding of how the political system works than many books written by eminent political scientists in South Asia departments in India and abroad A theory of the Indian democratic system must be built from everyday eventswhich are then subjected to a critical analysis of why they occur From the elements of this analysisa theory has to be constructed from the bottom up This must be done by looking for inconvenient facts and then attempting to explain themby trying to understand the ambivalences that necessarily emergethat iswhich is the right way to go between two equally desirable optionsand by recognising paradoxes, that is my stance these days. 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