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(Source: AP) A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket. beside railway tracks, IANS PTI The 42-year-old Sharmila told reporters in Imphal recently: "I never voted as I had lost faith in democracy, ?the children woke up. reported Ace Showbiz. Related News The National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF) opened with a packed screening of Seemaa Desai’s ‘Pappu ki Pugdandi’ at the Siri Fort Auditorium here.

" which includes activists, In a statement,has been arrested.the incident took place at around 11 pm on Saturday. Satyarthi tweeted, “The form is nice, The accused has been identified as Daya Ram, none of its crew were injured and there are no reports of any oil spill.The tanker is also making its way to Singapore According to Reuters the ship was carrying nearly 12000 tonnes of oil from Taiwan to Singapore “Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments including crew berthing machinery and communications rooms Damage control efforts by the crew halted further flooding” said a statement issued by the US Navy Rescue operations are in full swing with efforts being put in collectively by US military helicopters as well as Singaporean coast guards and Malaysian navies In a tweet Malaysia’s navy chief Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said that two ships as well as aircraft from its navy and air force were helping with the search for the missing sailors The Navy said Osprey aircraft and Seahawk helicopters from the USS America were assisting in the search President Donald Trump responding to reporters questions about McCain said “That’s too bad” Post strong criticism taking to Twitter he said “Thoughts & prayers are w/ our @USNavy sailors aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain where search & rescue efforts are underway” Thoughts & prayers are w/ our @USNavy sailors aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain where search & rescue efforts are underway http://s.tco/DQU0zTRXNU — Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21 2017 The ship is named after US Sen John McCain’s father and grandfather who were both US admirals and is based at the 7th Fleet’s homeport of Yokosuka Japan It was commissioned in 1994 and has a crew of 23 officers 24 chief petty officers and 291 enlisted sailors according to the Navy’s website The warship is 154 meters (505 feet) in length The Alnic MC is a 183-meter (600-foot) oil and chemical tanker McCain said on Twitter that he and his wife Cindy are “keeping America’s sailors aboard the USS John S McCain in our prayers tonight _ appreciate the work of search & rescue crews” There was no immediate explanation for the collision and the Navy said an investigation would be conducted Cindy & I are keeping America’s sailors aboard the USS John S McCain in our prayers tonight – appreciate the work of search & rescue crews http://s.tco/jzk9giXbfg — John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 21 2017 (With inputs from agencies) For all the latest World News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Rohan Swamy | Published: August 19 2010 11:46 pm Related News Rahul Da Cunha feels that the play One on One is a satirical take on the hollow ideals of society The idea is starkly different from the regular run-of-the-mill satires that one gets to see as far theatrical productions are concerned And the play One on Onethat will be staged on Friday August 20 at the Nehru Memorial Hall is a satirical take of a different kind While the play itself has eight different monologues built into its fabric what sets it apart is the fact that all of them are disjoint and are not connected to one another exceptif one would like to say in the holistic sense of itwith the audiences Monologues have been around since foreverand weaving them into a play to tell a story is something that is not overtly unique?81 lakh each and the remaining Rs 8. The government has also agreed to a cut-off date of January 1982.

2017 4:10 am Top News A BOOK aimed at shedding light on the psychological and spiritual origins of substance addiction, was launched at the Mumbai Press Club on Monday.The book is by Dr Ashok Bedi a Jungian psychoanalyst co-authored by Father Joseph Pereira who started the first Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) through his parish in Mumbai and also started the Kripa Foundation that aims to help alcoholics recover “There is no chemical solution for a chemical dependency These individuals have a faith deficit ie they have a powerful spiritual drive but a faith deficit in their ego leading to addiction One cannot be cured from an addiction but can recover by reviving faith and engaging the mind and the body” said Father PereiraDr Carl Gustav Jung Dr Carl Gustav Jung leading psychoanalyst acknowledged the idea of the ‘faith deficit’ in the recovery of addiction Bedi said he is taking his work forward along with Father Pereira “The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction is our shared understanding of this paradox and of how to untangle its mystery to rekindle the urge for recovery sobriety and by way of bringing about a spiritual awakening in addicts and help them claim a conscious loving connection with grace from the divine” said Bedi The official book release is on September 6 in Bandra For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: August 15 2014 12:15 am Related News In its current avatar the NDA government’s proposed national judicial appointments commission does not address the concerns of transparency and accountability that triggered a broad public re-think on the functioning of the judicial collegium The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill may have been passed by Parliament but the government must now convince the Supreme Court that it adheres to the basic structure of the Constitution The commission will comprise six members — the chief justice of India as its head two senior SC judges the law minister and two “eminent” persons to be selected by a group consisting of the prime minister leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha and the CJI Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad however has not offered a convincing explanation in Parliament of the criteria for selecting these two personalities It is also unclear whether they will be appointed by consensus or majority In response to a question about whether the process for selecting eminent members would be susceptive to RTI queries Prasad stated he “could not answer” at the moment referring subsequently to the rule-making power of the NJAC to carry out its functions If the composition of the commission is embedded in the Constitution can its selection process be relegated to statutory rules that leave room for wide discretion The role of “outsiders” in the NJAC is significant because the bill allows two commission members to veto a candidate’s appointment An eminent member favoured by the government could well toe the line of the law minister in the NJAC As a result judicial primacy in appointments could be seriously threatened Equally the two-member veto rule ensures that the government cannot force a candidate on the judiciary either But it could result in a race to the bottom where the least common denominator is used to pick judges whose candidature is acceptable both to the executive and the judiciary Judicial independence is not simply about who gets to select judges to the Supreme Court and high courts It is a basic constitutional tenet and the public has a right to a fearless non-partisan and independent-minded judiciary Just as corrupt individuals must be kept out of the judiciary the selection process must favour the most meritorious judges lawyers and jurists among whom are vocal dissenters and outspoken critics of government This NJAC does not unfortunately assure a better system It simply replaces an opaque collegium with another institution whose selection process may turn out to be non-transparent For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saurabh Prashar | Chandigarh | Published: July 22 2017 4:51 am Security check under way at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday (Express/Jasbir Malhi) Top News As a precautionary measure the Chandigarh Police has deployed a reserve platoon of Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) comprising 21 police personnel on Panjab University campus ahead of students’ council elections which are expected to be held in September However different student organisations have raised concern over the deployment Inspector Lakhbir Singh SHO of Sector 11 police station said the platoon comprising 21 police personnel had been deployed on the PU campus since the beginning of admission process The presence of cops would be increased after the announcement of the students’ body elections Sources said the number of police personnel in the university increased and decreased as per requirement these days Speaking on the early deployment of cops on the campus Siya Minocha a student leader with the National Students’ Union of India on the campus said “It is not a good sign for the student unions It is a way to curb the freedom of student activities There will be only 10 per cent students of university who participate in active student politics For such a short number of students a huge police force is not justified We are not opposing the presence of khaki inside the campus but it should be in a limited manner” Damanpreet Singh PU campus president of Students For Society (SFS) said “If senior police officers claim that the prevention of violence is the reason behind the early deployment of cops in the university then we will have to scrutinise this claim seriously Violence can be curbed only by dialogues not by deployment of police personnel It does not mean that we favour violence Instead of sending platoons of police personnel inside the campus authorities should provide us a stage for discussions and debates on the issues which matter” However DSP (central) Ram Gopal said “We are making security preparations in view of upcoming students’ council elections” PU witnessed a massive clash between students and police personnel three months ago and slapping of sedition charges against the students by local police following a complaint by the varsity authorities Later sedition charges were dropped against the students For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: June 12 2017 12:50 pm Gopichand’s Goutham Nanda teaser is out Related News The teaser of Tollywood actor Gopichand’s upcoming film Goutham Nanda was released on Monday coinciding with his 38th birthday The teaser promises an out-and-out masala entertainer packed with high-voltage action scenes sleekly shot songs and one-liners that are enunciated in deafening decibel levels The film has Hansika Motwani and Catherine Tresa as female leads and is directed by Sampath Nandi According to reports Gopichand plays a double role in Goutham Nanda The film is in the final stage of its post-production and the makers are expected to announce the release date soon It has music from S Thaman and is bankrolled by J Bhagavan and J Pulla Rao under Sri Balaji Cine Media banner Gopichand has been going through a rough patch in his career for the last couple of years His last film Soukhyam also starring Rakul Preet Singh came out in 2015 And since then many of his movies were delayed due to financial problems Gopichand’s Aaradugula Bullet had been in production for more than four years And it was eventually confirmed to release on June 9 However on eve of its release a Chennai court issued a stay on its theatrical release based on a petition filed by a financier A financier Sahadev had reportedly lent Rs 6 crore to the makers on the terms that he will be repaid before the release of the film After the producer failed to pay him on time the financier moved the court securing a stay on its release dealing a blow to Gopichand’s career Aaradugula Bullet which also has Nayanatara in the lead role is directed by B Gopal And Tandra Ramesh has produced the film which was reportedly made on the budget of Rs 25 crore The film also has Prakash Raj Brahmanandam and Kota Srinivasa Rao among others in the supporting roles Gopichand’s Oxygen whose production began in 2015 with Jyothi Krishna wielding the megaphone has also been in the cold storage for a long time now Sampath Nandi’s directorial Goutham Nanda however is likely to give the much-needed break to Gopichand’s acting career The makers will soon start promoting the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsHyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday night dismissed allegation of phone-tapping against his government saying his government has not indulged in any such thing "The government of Telangana has not tapped anybody’s phone It is 1000 per cent abundantly clear Yesterday the DGP who is inquiring into the whole case of bribery has abundantly said that we did not tap anybody’s phone Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao AFP I am also doing the same thing now" he told reporters in Hyderabad late Wednesday night after a meeting of the state cabinet He was replying queries about the allegation of Andhra Pradesh government that the Telangana government tapped the phones of its officials ministers and the Chief Minister in the common capital of Hyderabad "If the government of Telangana tapped 120 telephones of various officials and ministers and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh what was the government of Andhra Pradesh was doing up to 31st (of May) Have we tapped 120 phones from 31st May to June 10 Why you did not complain June 2 is state formation day What was the government of Andhra Pradesh doing all through the year" Rao said Replying to a query on video and audio tapes concerning the alleged cash-for-votes controversy being telecast on TV channels he said it was a matter of press freedom "Tapes coming on TV is the freedom of the press Source of the press You can dream 1050 things I cannot help You go and ask the media" he said Asked for his comments on Naidu’s Delhi trip Rao said the AP Chief Minister has "touched the feet of this man and that man" "Is it new to him He has touched the feet of this man and that man Is it new to Chandrababu Naidu" he said Asked if anyone from the Centre called him with regard to the issue he replied in the negative "So far no No one has called me I think no one will call me as far as this man is concerned I never think Narendra Modi will support such bribery case I don’t expect the government of India supporting this kind of a treachery this kind of onslaught this kind of a worst corruption ever before in the country" he said "Government of India is also a constitutional government Exactly like that government of Telangana is also a constitutional government Nobody can exceed their limits whether it is Government of India or government of a state Nobody should lose their senses while acting" he said Talking about the allegations of TDP that his government encouraged defections Rao said some MPs who were elected on YSR Congress ticket in last year’s general elections sided with the TDP now in AP On the charge that his party fielded candidates excess of its strength he highlighted the arithmetic concerning the election and alleged that it was TDP which fielded candidate without having adequate support "Why did he contest I am asking" he said Rao claimed that Naidu’s name figured in the alleged cash-for-vote issue as he spoke to some persons "Yes Chandrababu Naidu’s name is figuring Definitely it is figuring Where Chandrababu Naidu spoke to various persons Chandrababu Naidu’s henchmen also spoke to various persons It is now being retrieved by the enquiring agencies through the call data The phones which have been already deposited with the court" he said The ACB of Telangana started probing the matter after the nominated MLA complained after being approached by the TDP MLA Revanth Reddy who has since been arrested The law would take its own course in the issue he said PTI Ballia Uttar Pradesh: Taking on the Election Commission SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today dared it to bar him and accused it of failing to revoke its order against Azam Khan as he had spoken in favour of Muslims Addressing a rally here Yadav said when the Commission had banned both BJP leader Amit Shah and Khan together for hate speech then why only the ban imposed on Shah was revoked Mulayam Singh Yadav AFP "Khan was banned because he spoke in favour of Muslims I also speak in their favour daily If the Election Commission has guts let them ban me as well If speaking for Muslims is a crime I am ready to be a criminal" he said Yadav’s remarks came just hours after BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused the EC of being biased and alleged that polling in the last three phases of Lok Sabha elections had not been conducted properly Meanwhile Yadav expressed confidence of a Third Front government at the Centre and claimed that the Congress has shown inclination in joining the Front "By saying that Congress will not support the (Third Front) government from outside it has shown intentions of joining the government" Yadav said during his rallies here Attacking Modi Yadav said "Modi is feeling uneasy with me as I am exposing his lies He is wondering who is telling me his truth Modi should not consider me fool I have held posts of Defence Minister Chief Minister leader of opposition and have sources to know his reality" Rejecting Modi wave Yadav claimed that irrespective of what BJP will do it would not be able to cross the 272 mark in any case Promising more taxes on luxury cars and costly clothes Yadav said that if his party was voted to power it would bring down inflation at any cost He also reiterated that his government would check that Dowry and SC/ST acts were not misused and innocents were not trapped in fake cases On law and order Yadav said that Uttar Pradesh was better than Gujarat in this front and a number of welfare schemes have been launched here by the SP government aimed at benefiting the poor PTIthe Punjab government observed a state-level function in memory of the controversial Sikh leader Master Tara Singh who had been instrumental in organising the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and is said to have demanded a separate state for Punjabis.Tara Singh?2008: Capt Amarinder Singh moves SC seeking case transfer; trial stalled * MAY 14, Everyone seems to be playing other DJ’s top 10s so we don’t see much experimentation. They need 90 runs from 60 balls. a 3-0 or 4-1 result in favour of England will mean Australia will drop behind England in third position.trained his crew to fight and ride horses and elephants, ?

just and equitable”. which has been meeting for two decades,not very happy with his ranking. After the Modi BadmintonI will be looking forward to performing well in the tournaments at Korea and Malaysia? I not very happy with the order, said Patil The four-storey school building doesnt have a single toilet or restroom The order further states that the management will have to provide a toilet/restrooms on each floor of the building within six months Dr Shridhar SalunkheDirector of EducationPunesaid the order was issued with a view to set an example for other schools The order was issued after a final hearing on Tuesday We have asked the school management to refund Rs 145 crore they had collected from parents within a months timefailing which they will face disciplinary action? download Indian Express App ? “Out there? Doesn’t he know the name he has chosen cannot be used because the Indian law prohibits such usage. Join the Revolution’. Hong Kong could manage just 51 runs after losing the top-order batsmen inside 14th over as Shapoor Zadran (2/27), “She expressed her pleasure over the administrative work being done by the district and asked us to carry on with the good work.

for which a criminal complaint was lodged against him by the court? The courthowevermade it clear that we have not recorded any finding or have expressed any opinion on the correctness of the allegations made against the legislator Prima faciethere is material available on record that the respondent (Iqbal) held kangaroo courtsaccepted court feedecided cases and enforced his decrees by force which are crimes against democracy and subversion of the Constitution? in Bijnore district, crushing critical and independent voices inside the country. File) Related News After a series of stunning militant attacks, Like the Bombay High Court said at the time of releasing Sooraj Pancholi on bail, Every woman who commits suicide is the same. The 2011 census data demonstrate that the proportion of girls aged below 6 is in rapid decline in the state ? I refused, The attack raises serious doubts about the feasibility of continuing negotiations with the militants. Public prosecutor Pandurang Pol informed the court that they are waiting for compliance report from the 14 medical education colleges-cum hospitals in addition to the district hospitals.

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