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The period of training will be from three months to two years.” We understand the frustration and hopelessness that You feel. bhai I can only urge and request you to stay and spread the Love @sonunigam — Shaan (@singer_shaan) May 24 2017 Sonu Nigam in a series of tweets had written “One Could disagree wth Abhijeetda’s language but isn’t Shehla’s accusation tht BJP has a Sex Racket Provocation enough to Supporters If His account is deleted why not Her” He added “I quit Twitter Today in Defiance of this One Sided Sham Every Logical Sensible Patriot and Humanist should I am sorry I don’t belong to a place which spews so much Venom with such Relish A place that taints me Anti Muslim in some losers’ minds I have no Religion I follow my own religion choosing d Best from everywhere” Also read |Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account suspended singer claims his tweets not offensive Sonu Nigam had recently faced flak for his comments on azaan which resulted in a lot of noise In defiance Sonu had shaved off his head too Abhijeet’s Twitter account was suspended on Tuesday after he posted a series of allegedly offensive tweets targeted at JNU student Shehla Rashid’s tweet against BJP According to him it was a move aimed at curbing nationalist voices including him After the users accused the 58-year-old singer of using “inappropriate” and “insulting” language Twitter took the step and suspended his account For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Louise Tillin | Published: November 27 2013 2:20 am Related News Electoral outcomes in MP and Chhattisgarh will be a verdict on their different welfare models After Gujaratthe states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have the longest serving BJP chief ministers Neither Raman Singh nor Shivraj Singh Chouhan went to the polls seeking to ride a Modi wave The BJP in both states has developed regional roots Both chief ministers highlight welfare and developmentfeeding into their self-projection as moderates within the BJP Until 13 years ago this monththe two states were part of the same state And on the face of itthese two central Hindi-belt states still have much in common High rates of povertyserious development challenges and largemarginalised Adivasi populations They rank 27th and 28th among all states and Union territories in their rates of literacy; they have the highest rates of infant mortality of all states except Uttar Pradesh; and have faced serious challenges of adult and childhood under-nutrition Singh and Chouhan entered the elections seeking to convince voters that they have improved governance and development in their states On the other sideSonia Gandhi campaigned in both states by accusing the state governments of failing to faithfully implement Centrally sponsored schemes initiated by the UPAsuch as MNREGA and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan In both Chhattisgarh and MPthe campaigns appeared to pitch a state-level BJP leadership against the central Congress leadership This impression was heightened by the fact that the Congress did not anoint or empower a clear chief ministerial candidate in either state While the BJP seeks to defend the tenure of incumbents at the state-levelfor the Congress this is a fight for incumbency in New Delhi Despite appearancesthe two states have adopted very different approaches to welfare policies In Chhattisgarha narrow ruling elite attempts to maintain power on the basis of substantial welfare programmes undertaken by the state government These welfare policies include the chief ministers flagship subsidised rice programme the Mukhya Mantri Khadyanna Sahayata Yojna and have been driven through on Singhs personal authority Some of these welfare measures are more substantial than the derisory taglines of pre-election giveaways imply Chhattisgarhs reforms to the delivery of subsidised food via the public distribution system (PDS) have depended on intricate inter-agency coordination and the creative employment of technology-enabled reforms to ensure that foodgrains reached their intended beneficiaries This has been accompanied by a move towards a quasi-universal PDS in which there is a reduced role for political interference in determining access to and quality of service delivery Raman Singh has taken a personal interest in ensuring that bureaucrats have been given the space needed to oversee such creative reforms These state-delivered programmes supplement the social work conducted by non-state actors within the Sangh Parivarespecially the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashramthrough which the BJP began to make inroads and spread Hindu nationalist ideas in Adivasi regions of the state from the early 1990s A total of 80 per cent of voters (and 93 per cent of BPL cardholders) surveyed in the CSDS/ CNN-IBN pre-poll survey in Chhattisgarh last month said they received 35kg of foodgrains per month These reforms and the successful delivery of subsidised food amount to a significant income transfer to the rural poor in Chhattisgarh (as Jean Dreze and Reetika Khera have demonstrated) This is important in a state in which rural poverty remained stubbornly high in the 2000s At over 55 per cent in 2009-10rural poverty in Chhattisgarh was more than 20 per cent higher than the all-India average This was a period in which other states including neighbouring MP saw substantial declines in poverty (according to the Tendulkar committee estimates) Howeverthe most recent Planning Commission estimates for 2011-12 suggest poverty has since fallen in Chhattisgarh too Local politicians in Chhattisgarh are seeking to gain credit from such social sector schemes in their election campaigns Yetwhether these strategies for reducing poverty amount to political empowerment rather than political incorporation of the rural poor remains to be seen Raman Singh has attempted to use such welfare policies to deflect attention from other framings of socio-economic inequities and from contentious areas of the governments recordincluding conflicts around land acquisition for mining concerns and industrial interestsenvironmental damage and pollutionand the ongoing conflict with Maoists in the southern districts Across the border in MPChouhan also seeks re-election on the basis of his record on governance and development In the CSDS/ CNN-IBN pre-poll survey in MPimprovements in roads and power supply were highlighted by voters as some of the achievements of the incumbent government In office since 2005the chief minister has played on his familys agricultural origins to reach out to farmers and to build the BJPs appeal among OBCs in a state where upper-caste political dominance has been historically entrenched He has placed considerable emphasis on boosting food productionoffering incentives to farmerssuch as interest-free loansinvestment in irrigation and raising minimum support prices for wheat MP was projected to become second only to Punjab in the procurement of wheat in 2012-13 Overallthe state has seen accelerated economic growth since the mid-2000s of over 8 per cent per annum since 2005-06 driven more by the service sector and to some extent agricultural growthin contrast to Chhattisgarhs extractive industry-led growth On the welfare frontChouhan has also introduced some new programmessuch as the Atal Bal Arogya Missionto tackle childhood malnutritionas well as schemes like bicycles for girls attending secondary school and grants for female children (Ladli Laxmi Yojna) He has also introduced a subsidised food programme (the Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana)and the state has attempted to introduce reforms to the PDS toobut these have been considerably more halting than neighbouring Chhattisgarhs The reforms stick to a model of a targeted PDSwhich leaves scope for greater exclusion errors and corruption The main focus of the reforms has been on seeking to weed out fake ration cards through a move towards biometric ration cards connected to the Aadhar scheme The implementation of these reforms has not been a priority for the political leadership in a way comparable to Chhattisgarh The result is that the process of reforming the PDS in the state is considerably more confusedthere is weak inter-agency coordination and the reforms appear to have been less effective on the ground in reaching the poor Despite shared historiesand both having BJP governmentsChhattisgarh and MP have developed divergent paths since becoming separate states They have chief ministers who have sought to cultivate different bases of social supportwho have contrasting styles of administration and different thrusts for social and economic policy The outcome of the keenly contested assembly elections will be informed by these localised trendsarguably more than being part of a national trend The writer is lecturer in politicsKings India InstituteKings CollegeLondon This article draws partly on research conducted with Anupama Saxena and Yatindra Singh Sisodia as part of a British Academy International Partnership between Kings India Institute and Lokniti (CSDS) on comparative state politics and public policy For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsParadip: Eleven BJP supporters were on Wednesday arrested for allegedly attacking ruling BJD MLA Pramod Kumar Mallick police said Mallick had on Tuesday alleged that he was forced to wear saffron outfit by BJP supporters while he was on the way to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public meeting in Paradip on Sunday Representational image PTI The 11 persons were arrested following an FIR by Mallick’s personal security officer (PSO) at Tirtol police station in Jagatsinghpur a police officer said They were identified by the police through the video footage which showed them walking with the BJD MLA from Niali the officer said All accused were on Wednesday produced before the court of SDJM Alekh Kumar who rejected their bail petition sending them to jail They have been charged under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and other sections of Indian Penal Code besides the SC ST atrocities Act Mallick against whom a case has been registered for allegedly ransacking a police station is presently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Cuttack police said Strongly opposing the arrest of its supporters the BJP state unit has demanded arrest of two BJD MLAs – Debasis Samantray and Pramod Mallick – alleging their involvement in preventing people from attending Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public meeting on the day of inauguration of IOCL’s Paradip refinery on Sunday last PTI Maharashtra came to a near standstill on Wednesday with members of the Dalit community marching the streets and halting rail services and traffic in the state in protest against the violence on the anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in Pune One life was also lost during the violence on 1 January File image of Narendra Modi and Devendra Fadnavis Firstpost Congress Dalitleaders demand clarification from Narendra Modi Prakash Ambedkar president of Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh who had launched the strike — and called it off later in the evening on Wednesday — asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make his stand clear on the caste violence gripping Maharashtra "The prime minister should acknowledge that the person whom he has declared as his guru is bent upon creating chaos in this country The prime minister is due for elections by 2019 He will have to answer the question whether he believes in the guru who believes in chaos; therefore I request the prime minister that he should make himself very clear in Lok Sabha by making a statement” he said Ambedkar was referring to Milind Ekbote of Samast Hindu Aghadi and Sambhaji Bhide of Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan who allegedly orchestrated violence during celebrations of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon on Monday An FIR has been filed against the two The Bhima-Koregaon violence and the subsequent protests in Maharashtra created a furore in Parliament as well with Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge asking Modi to clarify his stand on the issue on Wednesday "The RSS and certain hardcore Hindutva outfits are behind the violence They are trying to drive a wedge between the Marathas and Dalits in Maharashtra" Kharge alleged "Why is Modi silent on the issue He always maintained silence on issues relating to Dalits He has become a ‘Mouni Baba’on Dalit issues "When Dalits start living with dignity and organise some event there are some people who try to disturb it This happened in Koregaon (in Pune district)" Kharge added while demanding a probe in the Bhima-Koregaon incident headed by a Supreme Court judge and a statement from Modi on the issue Congress politicising violence says BJP Kharge’s comments triggered an angry response from BJP MPs with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar rebutting the charges and accusing the Congress of trying to play politics over the issue "Congress wants to politicise the issue The party suffered electoral drubbing in so many states in the recent past and that is why they want to milk political mileage over the issue" Kumar said The Bhima-Koregaon violence and Maharashtra Bandh was also a topic of discussion in Parliament on Thursday as well Congress MP Rajni Patil and Samajwadi Party’s Naresh Agarwal demanded action and constitution of a commission for a report on the matter on Thursday Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut commended the government for dealing with the crisis ANI quoted him as saying: "Bhima-Koregaon violence was unfortunate The Maharashtra government showed restraint in dealing with the violence The situation could have worsened but whatever the government did it was the right thing to do" Raut’s comment however was completely different from what the party stated through its mouthpiece Saamana Shiv Sena takes on Devendra Fadnavis The Shiv Sena an ally of the BJP in the state as well as the Centre not only criticised the Fadnavis government over the Bhima-Koregaon violence but also alleged that the state government had no work except to fight elections using the state machinery and police "Incidents that raise questions about the ability and the stand of the Fadnavis government are happening every day The chief minister has ordered a judicial inquiry into the Bhima-Koregaon incident but every government does the same thing What is new in that" an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamana read The party also said the government should bring its feet on the ground and that there was a whole life to fight the Sena "You can try all your might to politically finish the Sena later For now this might should be used to fight the enemies" said the party According to 101Reporters reacting to developments in Maharashtra Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati criticised the BJP in Lucknow on Wednesday She said “BJP and RSS do not wish that Dalits revisit and identify with their history learn from it and live with self-esteem” Mayawati also said that the celebration of the Bhima-Koregaon battle “irks the BJP RSS and other anti-Dalit groups of the country who have attacked Dalits as per plan” Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Mumbai secretary Pramod Gaikwad had said on Wednesday “What happened in Bhima-Koregaon has left deep wounds in the minds of followers of Babasaheb The incident could have been averted But on the contrary it seems that it was done after full planning The chief minister is answerable for this He cannot escape” Sumit Wajale state secretary of Republican Party of India (Athavale) who led the protest in Bandra (East) on Wednesday insisted that the protest was not political in nature and the “entire Ambedkari Samaj (all Dalit organisations and Ambedkar followers) across party lines had come together to express their anguish against casteist mindset of the present government” Devendra Fadnavis blames outsiders According to ANI Fadnavis said on Wednesday that an inquiry will be conducted in the incidents of violence Inquiry will be conducted in the incidents of violence that took place across Maharashtra We are monitoring the CCTV footage of the violence: CM Devendra Fadnavis #BhimaKoregaonViolence pictwittercom/DNqzPHPC0Y — ANI (@ANI) January 3 2018 However Fadnavis blamed outsiders for instigating violence in the state The chief minister however claimed that “outside forces will not succeed in influencing Maharashtra’s peace-loving people” “We (Maharashtrians) have always striven to stay away from communal and castiest forces But outsiders are coming to Maharashtraand trying to influence and instigate people of the state They are trying to disturb the harmony We are confident that people will not follow them” he said With inputs from agencies and 101Reporters Doha: Rain wreaked havoc at the Qatar Open on Tuesday with torrential downpours in the desert state pretty much wiping out all of the second day’s play Of the 11 scheduled singles matches only one was completed when Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated former world number one Jelena Jankovic in straight sets 6-1 6-4 But even that match took more than seven hours to complete because of the constant rain breaks Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Jelena Jankovic in straight sets 6-1 6-4 Image courtesy: Facebook/@qatartennis Pavlyuchenkova’s victory under leaden skies meant she is only the second player to win through to the second round of the tournament Play was started in three other first round matches but none was finished though American qualifier Lauren Davies finished a set up against Italy’s Roberta Vinci before the rain called a halt for the day The persistent wet weather had also wiped out large parts of day one Organisers have announced that play will start three hours early on Wednesday — 1100 GMT — due to a growing backlog of matches Some players including the number five seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain face playing two singles matches in a day on Wednesday There could also be a first outing for number one seed and world number two Angelique Kerber However with further rain forecast it is possible she may not play her first match of the Qatar Open — she received a bye into the second round — until Thursday four days into the six-day tournament Although it is winter in Qatar the current wet and cold weather is thought to be some of the worst the country has experienced for several years Earlier this month Qatar infamous for its hot weather which has led to the 2022 football World Cup being pushed back to November/December recorded its lowest ever temperature just 15 degrees Celsius Washington: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang Trump has held high hopes for greater cooperation from China to exert influence over North Korea leaning heavily on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his assistance The two leaders had a high-profile summit in Florida in April and Trump has frequently praised Xi while resisting criticising Chinese trade practices File image of US president Donald Trump AP "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi and China to help with North Korea it has not worked out At least I know China tried" Trump wrote on Twitter It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the US struggle to stop North Korea’s nuclear program and its test launching of missiles or a change in US policy toward China "I think the president is signalling some frustration" Christopher Hill a former US ambassador to South Korea told MSNBC "He’s signalling to others that he understands this isn’t working and he’s trying to defend himself or justify himself by saying that at least they tried as opposed to others who didn’t even try" On Tuesday a US official who did not want to be identified said USspy satellites had detected movements recently at North Korea’s nuclear test site near a tunnel entrance but it was unclear if these were preparations for a new nuclear test – perhaps to coincide with high-level talks between the United States and China in Washington on Wednesday Officials and experts have been saying for months that North Korea could conduct a sixth nuclear test at any time and satellite images periodically show such movements North Korea last tested a nuclear bomb in September but it has conducted repeated missile test since and vowed to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland putting it at the forefront of Trump’s security worries US-China Dialogue The Trump statement about China was likely to increase pressure on Beijing ahead of Wednesday’s Diplomatic and Security Dialogue which will pair US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis with China’s top diplomat State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui chief of joint staff of the People’s Liberation Army The State Department says the dialogue will focus on ways to increase pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs but also cover such areas as counter-terrorism and territorial rivalries in the strategic South China Sea The US side is expected to press China to cooperate on a further toughening of international sanctions on North Korea The United States and its allies would like to see an oil embargo and ban on the North Korean airline and guest workers among other moves steps diplomats say have been resisted by China and Russia In a sign that US-Chinese relations remain stable a White House aide said Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband White House senior adviser Jared Kushner were invited by the Chinese government to visit the country later this year Trump has hardened his rhetoric against North Korea following the death of Otto Warmbier a University of Virginia student who died on Monday in the United States after returning from captivity in North Korea in a coma "A Disgrace" In a White House meeting with visiting Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko Trump criticised the way Warmbier’s case was handled in the year since his arrest appearing to assail both North Korea and his predecessor President Barack Obama "What happened to Otto is a disgrace And I spoke with his family His family is incredible . but he should have been brought home a long time ago" Trump said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the United States holds North Korea accountable for Warmbier’s "unjust imprisonment" and urged Pyongyang to release three other Americans who are detained Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times published by the official People’s Daily said Chinese officials must be wary that Warmbier’s death might push Washington to put greater pressure on Beijing "China has made the utmost efforts to help break the stalemate in the North Korean nuclear issue But by no means will China nor will Chinese society permit it to act as a ‘US ally’ in pressuring North Korea" the Global Times said in an editorial If Washington imposes sanctions on Chinese enterprises it would lead to "grave friction" between the two countries said the paper which does not represent Chinese government policy Trump’s tweet about China took some advisers by surprise A senior administration official speaking on condition of anonymity said the United States had limited options to rein in North Korea without Chinese assistance White House spokesman Sean Spicer said a meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is less likely following Warmbier’s death Spicer said Trump would be willing to meet Kim under the right conditions but "clearly we’re moving further away not closer to those conditions" Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: November 18 2013 5:44 am Related News Two cases of suicide were reported in the northern suburbs Sundaypolice said In the first casea 24-year-old aspiring air hostess allegedly killed herself in Naigaon In anothera police constable24posted in Mira Roadallegedly hanged himself inside his home Aliya Shaikh was found dead at her home in Mariam NagarNaigaon (West) on Saturday nightpolice said Shaikh was studying to be an air hostess after her graduation Howevershe was allegedly depressed as she had not found a job She had been alone at Saturday nightpolice said Her parents returned from Vasai and found the body No suicide note was found A case of accidental death has been registered at Manickpur police station She had applied to several airlines but was rejected and was reportedly depressed A probe is on?" 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According to Sanjay Singh, 39 Indians are held under the captivity of Islamic state of Mosul. A large number of voters chose not to exercise their franchise on June 12 owing to intense heat.Bangladesh and Pakistan. He was shown as a stubborn Punjabi man who wants his son to carry his legacy of a strong hunter ahead. “The man visited Shinde’s house at 1. CPIM(L) leader Partha Ghosh pointed out that the Central BJP team visited Sandeshkhali after people were attacked but no one went to Muzaffarnagar post riots.two Indias?he has spoken to of it in Niyamgiri and elsewherethere lurks a danger There has been a tendency lately in the Congress to treat the poor variously defined and measured as a safe vote bank which has to be catered for by way of food subsidies and occasional work This costs a lot but it is seen as a just tax on India to take care of Bharat This policy may seem humane but it does nothing to get the poor out of poverty The MGNREGA is a policy which restricts labour mobility and fobs off the poor with lower pay than they would make if they followed employment opportunities But then if they stay at homethey vote locally and guess for which party Hencethe scheme Food subsidies are another waste of resources which do not help the poor It would be cheaper to give cash to the poor I saw a poignant item on some TV channelwhere a drought-hit farmer in Bihar was complaining that the drought made it difficult for him to send his children to school He showed the right priority He was worried not about food but about the future of his children It is education and acquiring skills that will take the poor out of the hell-holes they are stuck in The poor of Bharat have to join India and not stay on in Bharatreceiving 30 kg of rice or wheat It is this switch in the Congress vision which Rahul has to accomplish For too long the Socialism of Congress has harboured anti-liberalisation ideas along with sentimentality about the poor That was then Gen X has to do better than the sloppy anti-poverty policies of the last sixty years That is something Rahul Gandhi could do Let him start with Niyamgiri For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThat the Brazilians went on a rampage at the South American U-17 Championship or the Campeonato Sudamericano Sub-17 in Chile in March 2017 is well documented In the whole competition consisting of a preliminary group stage and the final round-robin group stage consisting of six finalists the South American giants racked up some impressive numbers They scored 24 goals in seven matches to emerge as the champions of the month-long tournament They conceded just three goals in the entire competition They swept aside Peru 3-0 battered Venezuela 4-0 punished Ecuador 3-0 thumped Colombia 3-0 and even trounced Chile who finished second in the competition 5-0 For good measure they also beat eternal arch-rivals Argentina 2-0 Smooth and easy Their stroll to the South American championship had only two minor blemishes — both inflicted by Paraguay who managed to hold the rampaging Brazilians to draws not once but twice Not just that the Paraguayans were also the only team to breach the sturdy defence of the Brazilians thrice in two matches The Paraguayan team during a training session Adding heft to Paraguay’s claim at the U-17 World Cup which will be held in India from 6 October will be the fact that they managed to seal qualification from a zone as competitive as South America — one from where even traditional heavyweights like Uruguay and Argentina failed to seal a berth Now having sealed qualification from a tricky competition the Paraguayans will be one of the dark horses at the World Cup Their path to the knockout stages appears to be easy at face value but could be slippery They were drawn in Group B comprising of African champions Mali Oceania champions New Zealand and Europe’s Turkey New Zealand were unbeaten in Oceania So were Mali in Africa Turkey only lost to England and Spain who were the two top teams Luckily with four third-placed teams from the six groups also assured of a spot in the quarter-finals the Paraguayans will fancy their chances when their tournament begins on 6 October with a match against Mali in Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium New Zealand coach Danny Hay paid rich tribute to their South American rivals after the U-17 draw On being asked to analyse Group B in July he had said: “It is going to be tough I am not going to lie You only need to look at European qualifying South American qualifying and the African qualifying to recognise that we have three very good teams here It is going to be difficult but a good challenge” before pointing out “Paraguay only lost once from 12 games in South America” Hay went on to add that when his side played Paraguay the South Americans would have revenge on their minds Two years ago Paraguay were on the verge of making it to the quarters when New Zealand had scored a late winner in the 91st minute in the last group match to knock them out A measure of how serious Paraguay are about the tournament can be gained by the series of training sessions the team has been undergoing ever since sealing qualification at the Albiroga complex in the city of Ypane Coach Gustavo Morinigo has made his players undergo two training sessions a day — one dedicated to work in the gym and the other to drills on the pitch The team also is currently at a camp where the players are learning to acclimatise to the weather and the time lag in India Having participated in the competition thrice before their best showing has been a fifth-place finish at New Zealand 1999 This time their aim would be to go at least one step ahead if not all the way If their South American Championship campaign proves anything it is that nothing is impossible If the tribal vote bank can be organised, Watch to gauge how?

IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: June 8," However, Serb star Djokovic won 6-3, the BJP has acquired an ally in the form of the Shiv Sangram Party, The last two weeks saw the prime minister visiting ever smaller and more remote places in the state.



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