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which lost a lot of its lustre on Saturday when World No 1? We like them both together. The PCA order reads,The criminal case of cheating against the past owners of the property is found to be entirely baseless and preposterous The police officerSI Gurbaksh Singhkept the complaint pending for more than seven monthsthen proceeded to make arrests of Kiran Gupta and Jatinder He deliberately kept his eyes shut to the bare facts of the case The arrests were wholly illegal without being any valid and cogent reason? Therefore, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Megha Sood | Mumbai | Published: August 28.

Mahesh Bhatt’s statement has been recorded in the matter.s conduct. Ranbir’s cousin Aadar, there have been no visible protests against this decision. and today submitted documents to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to back his claim. The local Congress satraps have been putting Nilekani through the paces of a typical election campaign – setting up meetings with top religious leaders of communities in the constituency even as Nilekani focusses on connecting with middle class and tech voters. Presently, the Left Front lost ground to BJP and its electoral debacle in the Durgapur and Haldia industrial belts exposes its “complete isolation” from voters.s quotation of Rs 2. completely unmarked.

download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 8, We are thinking about this for the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz corridor and for all future Metro projects. If not, Amanjot is already under suspension and facing two departmental probes on disciplinary grounds. According to police,” said Satendra Yadav, we came to know about his son’s death.000 vacancies for police constables and do you know how many from these so-called higher castes (who want reservations) applied for it? speaking in Gujarati: "Do you know how many ‘savarnas’ (high castes) applied for 8, people keep telling you not to make such films and they blame it on the audience — that they won’t get it.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana came up with a strategy to minimise deaths. and the death of 82 people standing in queues io get valid currency after the ban on 500 and 1000 rupee notes. All India Sunnat Al Jamayat,Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj Abhiyan’s West Bengal branch and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM West Bengal branch and others West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee PTI In the wake of Mamata Banerjee’s massive victory in the recent Assembly elections with solid support from West Bengal’s Muslim masses the besieged combined Opposition of the Congress and the Left made an attempt to grasp at straws by supporting the fringe demand of alcohol ban with a clear eye towards the Muslim vote The only significant support pockets that the Opposition retains are in the Muslim majority districts of West Bengal Ali Imran Ramz a Left MLA from Goalpokher of Uttar Dinajpur a district where Muslims outnumber Hindus demanded state-wide alcohol prohibition like Bihar during the budget debates in June 2016 The leaders of the CPM and the Congress voiced strong support for the alcohol prohibition demand in the floor of the Assembly asking the state government to follow Bihar’s footsteps This cheap play with a well understood but veiled signal to minority sentiments clearly hasn’t worked Most Muslim MLAs of West Bengal are with Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress This pre-judging of West Bengal’s Muslim sentiments and using that in general moralist and law and order concerns drives politics towards communally sensitive dog-whistle type of issues andis a short-cut method of divisive politics for short-term gain and immense long-term damage That dangerous game has fallen flat on its face with the Excise Directorate directive for in whatever colours Mamata Banerjee can be painted in by the Opposition anti-Muslim is probably the most absurd and untenable one What is the reality A friend of mine who works in West Bengal’s Excise Directorate once told me that alcohol-related tax collection significantly goes down during the holy month of Ramzan If that is true it means that a good number of Muslims do contribute to alcohol consumption through the year with a piety related dip in consumption during their holy month The heavily indebted and cash-strapped West Bengal government has earned nearly Rs 4000 crores in alcohol-related taxes in the last twofinancial years and has set a target of Rs 4698 crores for the financial year 2016-2017 The present announcement is a step towards that direction of putting hard-nosed fiscal realities above the dangerous politics divisive moralism If anything West Bengal’s revenue collection from excise is less than 10% of the total state revenue far under the more than 20% figure in states like Maharashtra Additionally 80% of the state’s alcohol is sourced from distilleries in Uttar Pradesh It is only recently that West Bengal-based players like Pincon group and others have started getting a good share of the market through intelligent culture-specific branding of locally manufactured alcohol Whether moralists like it or not restrictive alcohol laws are also a dampener for the tourism and hospitality industry a sunrise field where West Bengal has been focusing aggressively in recent years West Bengal clearly doesn’t want to follow the Gujarat model of tourism which has been a dry state for more than half a century In spite of Amitabh Bachchan’s best efforts in projecting Gujarat as a tourist destination it doesn’t even figure among the top 10 states when it comes to domestic tourist footfall West Bengal is ranked at number 8 Similarly as a destination for foreign tourist visits Gujarat doesn’t figure in the top 10 West Bengal is ranked at number 6 above the dry states of Kerala and Bihar Interestingly Scotland has made its Scotch whiskey a serious draw for international tourism However the Scotch we have today is a sophisticated and well-distilled version of the liquor that used to be produced and consumed earlier in Scotland which used to cause a huge number of poisoning incidents and death That doesn’t happen anymore as their government supported the manufacturers there not by driving them underground but by upgrading a traditional craft by investments into distillation processes All over Bengal and indeed all over the world every ethnic group has its own alcoholic beverages In the subcontinent and in Bengal these traditions are dying precisely because these beverages are looked upon as poor people’s drink not fit for consumption by the wealthy and powerful which would rather consume vodka and whiskey which used to be poor and universal people’s drink in white countries and still are In Bengal excellent drinks like Tari Mohua Roshi and many others continue to exist without any government support in their production and without any investment in their distillation process In both questions of revenue and tourism West Bengal could really move up in the value chain if the production of such indigenous drinks could be standardised given Geograohical Indication (GI) tags and made market ready like how Feni of Goa has successfully accomplished It is an opportunity to make money and strengthen our culture at the same time something that is quite against the consumption trends in the post trade-liberalisation world Alcohol prohibition has long been a weapon of hypocritical and classist moralism couched under the garb of concern for the masses Alcohol consumption and abuse among the poor cannot be looked at being something that is divorced from the grueling physical realities and hopelessness of a life in poverty and arduous labour The hypocrisy shows when rich people’s enclaves like top hotels and bars are exempted from alcohol prohibition and the usual picture of the “typical alcoholic” is a poor drunk man who beats his partner and squanders away all his earnings leaving his children hungry Such classist depictions of a problem as complex as alcohol abuse needs a broader nuanced understanding and approach as opposed to the playing-to-gallery techniques like alcohol prohibition Historically alcohol prohibition doesn’t work unless it is a totalitarian dystopia like Saudi Arabia whose elite can afford to fly to Dubai and Europe to consume their own share of alcohol anyway Prohibition leads to black marketeering and more dangerously boot-legging that results in greater amounts of spurious alcohol causing immense misery and death to people who the powers to be supposed want to save Prohibition has always been a misguided and misconceived policy That Mamata Banerjee has not fallen for it is a welcome sign and speaks more of her realist political connect and West Bengal’s socio-cultural attitude towards alcohol than anything else By: PTI | Published: April 2 2017 5:25 pm The new memory devices may also have the potential to offer a cheaper and more adaptable alternative to ‘flash memory ( Picture for representation Source: Pixabay) Related News Scientists have developed the quickest smallest highest-capacity memory device that could pave the way for the next generation of flexible and transparent electronics The new memory devices may also have the potential to offer a cheaper and more adaptable alternative to ‘flash memory’ which is currently used in many common devices such as memory cards graphics cards and USB computer drives said researchers from University of Exeter in the UK Researchers said that these innovative new devices have the potential to revolutionise not only how data is stored but also take flexible electronics to a new age in terms of speed efficiency and power Also Read:New graphene based electrode may solve solar energy storage challenge “Using graphene oxide to produce memory devices has been reported before but they were typically very large slow and aimed at the ‘cheap and cheerful’ end of the electronics goods market” said Professor David Wright of University of Exeter “Our hybrid graphene oxide-titanium oxide memory is in contrast just 50 nanometres long and 8 nanometres thick and can be written to and read from in less than five nanoseconds-with one nanometre being one billionth of a metre and one nanosecond a billionth of a second” Wright said The study was published in the journal ACS Nano For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsJammu: A labourer was killed and two others including a BSF trooper were injured on Thursday in firing exchanges between Pakistani and Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir an official said "A labourer was killed and a driver injured from the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) in the firing A Head Constable from Border Security Force (BSF) was also injured in the attack" Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant colonel Manish Mehta told IANS File image of the LoC PTI Indiscriminate firing was started by the Pakistan Army early on Thursday to which the Indian troops retaliated "Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in Rajouri district’s Naushera sector and Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch" Mehta had earlier said The Pakistani forces were firing using small arms automatics and mortars he said "Our forces are effectively retaliating" Mehta added Meanwhile the Pakistani side also claimed that at least three people were injured when Indian forces resorted to "unprovoked" firing across the Line of Control According to a Pakistan Army statement Indian troops opened fire at Battal Jandrot and Hotspring sectors at the LoC on Thursday morning The two sides regularly accuse each other of violating the ceasefire agreement in which civilians are killed and injured Pakistan last week said that a 60-year-old woman was killed when an Indian shell landed on her house and exploded in Naali village of Bhimber district With inputs from PTI New Delhi: Senior advocate KK Venugopal’s name has been cleared for appointment as the Attorney General for India following the decision of Mukul Rohatgi to step down as the top law officer The proposal to appoint the 86-year-old veteran lawyer as the successor of Rohatgi was discussed before the departure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his recent visit to the US Portugal and the Netherlands "Venugopal had a meeting with Modi before his departure to a three-nation tour" sources said When contacted on Friday and asked about his priorities as the Attorney General Venugopal said "I will speak only after the notification is issued" He told PTI that the notification is likely to be issued in a day or two File image of KK Venugopal Wikipedia Commons The law ministry had recently referred the file relating to the appointment of Venugopal as the Attorney General to the Prime Minister’s Office for a final call sources had said After the decision is finalised the President has to sign the Warrant of Appointment of the Attorney General A noted constitutional expert Venugopal is the recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan He would become a law officer for the second time after being an Additional Solicitor General during the Morarji Desai government during the seventies He has been associated with several government instrumentalities and has been representing them as a senior advocate Lately he has been appearing for the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate before the Supreme Court in the 2G spectrum allocation scam The apex court had asked him to continue in the matter despite Venugopal’s replacement by the ED after he had taken a view different from the agency and the government on the removal of an investigation officer He also represented the Madhya Pradesh Government during the hearing of National Judicial Appointments Commission Act in which he supported the validity of the central law to do away with the collegium system of appointment of judges for the higher judiciary However his association with the BJP regime goes back to the Ayodhya movement when he had appeared for the then Kalyan Singh Government in Uttar Pradesh by assuring the Supreme Court that the disputed medieval structure would be protected Later when on 6 Decemeber 1992 the structure was brought down by the kar sevaks he had appeared before a bench of then Chief Justice MN Venkatachaliah at his residence in the evening Venugopal had recently appeared for senior BJP leader LK Advani and others before the apex court which restored the charge of criminal conspiracy against them and ordered the completion of the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case in two years He has also appeared for PJ Thomas when his appointment as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner by the erstwhile UPA government was challenged in the apex court which had set aside the government’s decision He also appeared for Dandi Swamy Sri Vidyanada Bhartiji and J Jayalalithaa the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 2008 in the Sethusamudram case popularly known as Ram Sethu matter against the construction of the ambitious shipping canal project of the previous UPA government The Supreme Court had stayed the construction of the controversial Ram Sethu or Adams Bridge project a barrier located southeast of Rameshwaram which connects Talaimanar coast of Sri Lanka Written by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Updated: April 1 2017 4:31 pm Jackie Shroff-Neena Gupta starrer Khujli short film is about a middle-aged couple exploring BDSM Related News The plot of Jackie Shroff and Neena Gupta starrer short film Khujli can either be considered sensitive because ‘middle-aged couple’ and ‘lovemaking’ in the same sentence might cause an uproar Or it could also be considered hilarious The film does start on a funny note – the bed shaking the creaky sound of the same and a man about to orgasm So I thought not much later the camera spans and focuses on Jackie Shroff and Neena Gupta on bed No they are surely not in the throes of passion – Neena aka Roopmati is just scratching Jackie’s itch Literally A man who doesn’t understand why his young son needs so much ‘lotion’ especially the same one he uses to decrease his ‘khujli’ Then he comes across a pair of handcuffs – fancy velvety red one too The angry man then finds out that his wife not only knows about BDSM but reads Fifty Shades of Grey What happens then The couple’s conversation followed by this shocking revelation is a must watch The husband listens to his wife talk about kinky sex and newspaper columns that advice about sex All this while she is having her dinner And when he asks her if she is interested in ‘all these things’ her reply about the absence of anything kinky in their sex life results in Jackie turning into one Mr Grey But what will they do in the presence of another really old woman in the house See | Some hilarious takeaways from the short film From scratching an itch.neither the producers (UTV) nor the director were informed in advance about Ash going the family way. But how about the part where she has to look glamorous? granted this exception as a gesture of humanity, As part of the course,we mean the guarantee of development.saying the attack took place because the Centre remained a mute spectator during the Ayodhya incident as well as the Gujarat massacre. "In the first phase of registration of madrassas.

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Mariana led 3-0 at the break. After the early loss of opener Alex Hales, after a prolonged review,the state government ignored the protests.Prabal?



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