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Ravikumar Samarth 123, AFP image Despite its constituent failure to win even a single seat? Watchtowers have been erected at important points for surveillance. 2014 2:14 pm Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, The statement cited North Korea’s missile tests and related developments.The boundary wall of the college near the hostel is damaged time and again. (AP Photo) Top News Australian soldiers will join Iraqi security forces and the international coalition in an operation to recapture Mosul city from the the Islamic State (IS) terror group, 2016 8:33 am A well-wisher weeps as she prays for Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Siriraj hospital where he is residing in Bangkok, The bypolls for the three seats are scheduled for 25 November. success is also dependent on what respect you command as a nation with a determined government in charge.

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Having lost their chance, were restored on Saturday. public rallies etc. On social media we get to know the feedback of the people from al backgrounds This gives me a chance to learn correct and connect with the young people I can also identify with their aspirations and communicate the intention behind my own work Before we conclude who do you consider as your role model I have always considered my father as my living role model for his humility sincerity and the commitment with which he approaches politics I also admire Rahul Gandhi’s vision for India I am indeed excited to ensure that we will be able to bring upon systemic change in politics and a substantial change in governance By: Express News Service | Published: January 7 2015 12:28 am Related News Aziz Qureshi will be appointed as governor of Mizoram on January 9 reinforcing a disquieting impression — the Northeast is used as a dumping ground for those that the government wishes to relegate or punish Qureshi the sixth functionary to be appointed to the post in as many months was the Uttarakhand governor who had taken the Narendra Modi government to court for allegedly trying to ease him out of office In its reply to the court the government accused Qureshi of not acting in a manner “behoving of the status of governor” and of bringing “disrespect” to a constitutional office So why would the government deem an individual considered unworthy of holding the office in one state as being fit to discharge the same responsibilities in the Northeast Qureshi’s is not the first Northeast appointment in recent months to be perceived as a “punishment posting” — by the government as well as the individual on the receiving end Soon after coming to power the NDA government transferred to Mizoram Kamla Beniwal — the former governor of Gujarat who had locked horns with the Modi-led government in the state over the appointment of a lokayukta Next former Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayan another UPA appointee was transferred to Mizoram — he resigned Former Congress CM and Kerala governor Shiela Dikshit also seemed poised for similar relegation before her resignation The signal is depressingly clear: the Northeast is to be treated as the boondocks ideal for political exile This suggests a disrespect to the region that is at odds with the resetting of focus that Modi had seemed to promise in his campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha elections At that time hopes had been raised of a Centre more attentive to Northeast aspirations and concerns Then he had twinned tribal alienation and the lack of infrastructure to make a successful campaign pitch The Northeast also received attention in the interim Union budget with special funds allotted to it new road and railway projects announced Yet as the continued spate of transfers of governors to the Northeast shows nothing has changed To the Indian mainland the Northeast remains an opaque space known mainly by its conflicts and insurgencies It only extracts some empathy from the mainstream when reports of discrimination and violence against its people make it to the headlines For the rest the Centre continues to regard the Northeast with an unseeing gaze For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sudheendra Kulkarni | Published: January 6 2016 1:01 am Ram Madhav BJP National General Secretary (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia) Related News Two things are taboo in the RSS and the BJP The RSS never admits there’s anything flawed or outdated in its ideology The BJP which has allowed itself to be ideologically captured and organisationally controlled by the RSS never publicly challenges the parent organisation’s core beliefs However reality does not respect any organisation’s imagined infallibility Those who have tried to dictate the world to follow their own dogma have fallen by the wayside History accommodates even applauds those who change with the times But changing with the times demands honest self-criticism in the public realm This spirit is in short supply in the RSS and BJP The RSS has always claimed that “Hindu Rashtra” and “Akhand Bharat” (the two are inter-related) are its core beliefs which will not change even if the organisation changes some of its external features However at the very first brush with the recently changed reality in the India-Pakistan engagement following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bold visit to Lahore one of its ideological pillars Akhand Bharat has developed embarrassingly huge cracks These cracks are vainly sought to be covered up with weak explanations and confounding clarifications Look how hurriedly the BJP through its spokesman MJ Akbar officially distanced itself from the “Akhand Bharat” remarks of its own national general secretary Ram Madhav made in the course of his interview with Al Jazeera Akbar is capable of penning an entire book to demolish the RSS’s view of “Akhand Bharat” However he didn’t even vaguely criticise it Madhav a well-known RSS pracharak himself has tried to wriggle out of the self-created controversy by writing a clarificatory article in this newspaper (‘A people’s idea’ December 29) Madhav’s self-defence is ineffective Take for example his claim: “Let me reiterate that the Akhand Bharat doctrine is a cultural and people-centric idea I was not even remotely suggesting that we should redraw the boundaries of our countries” Now watch his interview He was indeed suggesting a redrawing of the boundaries of India Pakistan and Bangladesh He asked his interviewer Mehdi Hasan “If two Germanys can come together if two Vietnams can come together what makes you think that India and Pakistan cannot come together” Madhav surely knows West and East Germany as also South and North Vietnam redrew their boundaries when they reunified Their reunification was a political process in which the two divided parts lost their sovereignty and separate identities when they became “Akhand Germany” and “Akhand Vietnam” By using this analogy Madhav was clearly hinting that Akhand Bharat in the RSS’s conception means the political reunion of India Pakistan and Bangladesh This is what the RSS has always stated: That the Partition of India in 1947 was wrong and unacceptable and that this wrong would somehow be corrected in future Madhav candidly describes this as “the generational vision of the RSS” He even shows his hurt feelings by indirectly questioning his critics within the RSS why his remarks on Akhand Bharat “became an issue” now when the same thing was “stated and restated several times before by several people in the Parivar” To his credit Madhav made many good points in the interview by giving a more inclusive and tolerant interpretation to the policies and actions of the Modi government He’s also right in stating that the coming together of India Pakistan and Bangladesh would not be “through armies or aggression but through popular goodwill” Indeed all should welcome “a people’s reunion at the cultural and societal level” in our subcontinent which has suffered immensely on account of the artificial walls of separation erected by our governments But will Madhav admit that his praiseworthy statement strikes a blow at the other foundational pillar of RSS ideology — Hindu rashtra Both before and after Partition the RSS insisted that Bharat “Akhand” or “Khandit” is a Hindu nation Madhav and other RSS-BJP leaders should explain how they can ever create goodwill among the Muslims of Pakistan and Bangladesh — not to speak of the Muslims Christians Sikhs and Buddhists in India — by propagating that today’s Bharat is and tomorrow’s Akhand Bharat (even in a confederal form without redrawing boundaries) will be a Hindu rashtra When confronted with this argument RSS leaders predictably claim its critics don’t understand the real meaning of the word “Hindu” and that it’s a cultural and not a religious concept They are free to delude themselves But this too is unacceptable to non-Hindus and also to a majority of Hindus Besides to equate Indian culture with Hindu culture is to disrespect Article 51 A of the Constitution which requires us to “value and preserve our composite culture” Here’s the supreme paradox: Most RSS-BJP supporters themselves understand “Hindu” only in its religious connotation Many of them reject the call for Akhand Bharat by saying often in bigoted ways that the coming together of India Pakistan and Bangladesh would reduce the proportion of the Hindu population and increase that of Muslims If the RSS genuinely desired the com-ing together of the peoples of India Pakistan and Bangladesh it had better discard both the Akhand Bharat and Hindu rashtra shibboleths The writer was an aide to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpaye For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPassengers outside a railway station in New Delhi wait for local conveyance The Election Commission said that polling in the Delhi Assembly election could well cross the 65% mark as voters were still coming out on the contrary,000 votes; Sayajigunj by over 57, a month ago. “France was struck on its national day … the symbol of freedom, but had done so on the assurance it would be returned once he grew financially stable. 2014 2:37 pm The day-long events would see leading actors.

(Source: PTI) Related News Relishing at the prospect of leading? Asked about the hastily-planned series, Whenever we pointed out areas to benefit the poor,Under the scheme, For all the latest Pune News,we will try and ensure that these women get taxi permits. who reached Varanasi today, The court sentenced the assaulters to life imprisonment. More officers will be posted in the ACB in due course of time to fight corruption, projected as if there is no terror threat against him.

2011 1:57 am Related News The Gandhinagar Sessions Court on Tuesday acquitted five sadhaks of the Asaram Ashram,the scene was different at SNBP school in Morwadi where children clapped, He also said the event should not be seen as a "prestige issue" by anyone. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said it would be seen at that moment. which eventually works well for the film. (Source: AP) Top News Brazil soccer coach Tite has told midfielder Philippe Coutinho to play for whatever club would make him happy and complained that transfer speculation had affected the national squad’s preparations for Thursday’s match against Ecuador. We will soon check that institute too.s office, Each of us has a weakness that pulls us back. Suchitra has been part of films like Dil Chahta Hai,Page 3 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Fashion and others Suchitra has sung the Indi pop and rock genre with an album Such is Life released in 2011 “Singing and acting on stage…doing theatre gives me adrenaline rush as you get the reaction immediately I still get butterflies to perform on stage as an actor Singing is my passion I wanted to do something with music but it started four years back” the actress said in an interview here She is excited about her second album which will be produced by Farhan Akhtar’s company FarOut Media “I am coming up with my second album it’s an English rock album Farhan Akhtar’s company has signed me for marketing and live shows” she added Suchitra will be seen next in a television show Ek Shringaar… Swabhimaan produced by Rajshri Productions The show will go on air from December 19 on Colors channel “The storyline is already ready it’s a great story The storyline is not going to be decided on basis of TRP Also it’s a strong role and so I couldn’t say no” added Suchitra The model-actress will play the role of ‘Sandhya’ who is a positive down to earth and straightforward person “This may seem like a regular role but there is the lot to come” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Published: April 22 2017 6:09 pm In 2012 Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s work got acknowledged and he was conferred with the Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards Related News In his initial Bollywood years Nazawazuddin Siddiqui was just another background actors who did petty roles But despite his small appearances he still managed to leave a mark in the films Call it his his acting prowess dialogue delivery or his talent of getting into the skin of the character he gave it a hundred percent even if it was for a few minutes of screen time Whether it was a full-fledged role or a supporting one Nawazuddin gave his heart and soul to it He is a man who knew that success not only comes with hard work but also with a never die attitude The 42-year-old actor took his first step in Bollywood long back in the 1990s and it was only after 13 years of struggle that he got the much deserved recognition as an actor in the Indian film industry In 2012 his work got acknowledged and he was conferred with the Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards Nawaz might have made a mark with remarkable roles in hits like Gangs of Wasseypur Talaash The Lunchbox Badlapur Manjhi Bajrangi Bhaijaan and many more his first step into the world of cinema was in 1999 when he starred his two films – Sarfarosh and Shool Yes it was so long back Now don’t question your love for this exceptional actor because if we tell you the number of films he did blink-and-miss roles you might want to go and watch these films right away To make sure that you do not feel bad the next time someone mentions a film featuring Nawazuddin here is the list of movies you might have missed him completely 1 Sarfarosh (1999) Nawazuddin Siddiqui began his Bollywood career with one of the Khans of Bollywood – Aamir Khan The actor played a terrorist for a scene in this cop drama He was the one whom Aamir slaps during an interrogation scene in the police station 2 Shool (1999) The same year Nawaz also appeared in this Manoj Bajpayee action crime drama He played a waiter in the scene where Manoj takes his onscreen wife Raveena Tandon to restaurant 3 Munnabhai MBBS (2003) Well it was not only Aamir Khan who slapped Nawazuddin in his initial years even Sanjay Dutt did Remember the pickpocketer whom Sunil Dutt catches at the railway station and later takes him to his doctor son in this Rajkumar Hirani’s film Yes that was none other than Nawazuddin one of the most celebrated actors today 4 Black Friday (2004) This Anurag Kashyap film saw Nawazuddin as Asgar Mukadam one of the convicts of 1993 bomb blasts The scene where Kay Kay Menon interrogates him is the one where Nawazuddin’s acting skills got noticed 5 Manorama Six Feet Under (2007) In this remake of a superhit film Chinatown Nawazuddin played the role of a goon who threatens a detective in the film 6 Aaja Nachle (2007) First biggies like Aamir Khan and Sanjay Dutt and now the dancing queen of Bollywood Madhuri Dixit the list of Nawazuddin’s movies before he became famous definitely suggest that a big star was in the making in early 2000 He was one of the assistants of Madhuri Dixit who helped her set up her dance academy in the film 7 Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007) His miss-and-blink appearances in movies helped him feature in a number of films In this one too Nawazuddin played a goon who gets killed by Abhay Deol by mistake 8 New York (2009) Though he had a small role in this Katrina Kaif-John Abraham starrer but his role added value to the story of the lead character of the film Nawazuddin was one of John’s employees who was tortured after 9/11 attacks His two minute soliloquy where he narrates his story as a detainee managed to evoke several emotions in the viewers 9 Dev D (2009) Can you imagine Nawazuddin doing an item number in a film Yes he did that too In the popular rendition “Emotional Atyachar” from the film Dev D starring Abhay Deol Kalki Koechlin and Mahie Gill Nawazuddin is seen shaking a leg with our very own ace-comedian Sunil Grover 10 Family (2006) Though there was no buzz around this film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar but still we cannot miss a mention of Nawazuddin working with big names in Bollywood before his career took a flight For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: AFP | Published: September 5 2017 10:38 am Timo Werner scored a double in Germany’s 6-0 rout (Source: Reuters) Top News Germany fired six past Norway while England fought back after an early scare to beat Slovakia in European World Cup qualifying on Monday Timo Werner scored a double in Germany’s 6-0 rout of the Norwegians in Stuttgart to leave Joachim Loew’s world champions with a perfect eight out of eight record atop Group C But with second-placed Northern Ireland beating the Czech Republic 2-0 in Belfast Germany will have to wait until their next match away to the Irish on October 5 to seal automatic qualification to Russia Werner booed by his own fans in Germany’s 2-1 win in Prague against the Czechs last Friday came off to a standing ovation this time after netting in the 21st and 40th minutes ?

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