every third medal was won by athletes, the most dramatic race of the evening was the women’s 3000m steeplechase.
called themselves The Gypsy Kings,80s were marked by a band that hit the world music scene with its Spanish guitars and progressive pop flamenco.A departmental inquiry has been ordered against the two constables – Amit Jamdade and Raju Kadam. 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government medical college hospital here to pay their last respects Hospital sources said post-mortem on the body was performed by a special team of doctors in the morning The decision to perform autopsy was taken after doctors at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi where he was treated for liver and kidney diseases found substance of methanol in his blood samples Read:Kalabhavan Mani death: Police register Malayalam actor death asunnatural They had reported the matter to police yesterday itself Police have registered a case of unnatural death and constituted a special investigation team to probe the mystery behind the death police sources said Mani (45) was brought to the private hospital on Saturday evening in a serious condition He was put on ventilator support after his condition deteriorated last evening and died at 715 PM Read:Kalabhavan Mani famous Malayalam actor and singerdead Meanwhile thousands of people thronged the Medical College Hospital here to pay their last respects to the popular actor who shot to fame with his performance as a visually challenged person in “Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum” He won special accolades from both national and state film award juries for his performance in the movie Elaborate arrangements have been made to enable the public to pay their last respects to Mani here and at Chalakkudy in Thrissur district where the cremation is to be held at 5 pm Also read:Kamal Haasan condoles actor Kalabhavan Mani’sdeath Born on January 1 1971 Mani was an autorickshaw driver when he started his career as a mimicry artiste at the famous Cochin Kalabhavan a centre for learning performing arts in Kochi two decades ago He began his acting career in the Siby Malayil directed Malayalam film “Aksharam” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of Mani “A promising career is cut short Kalabhavan Mani was multifaceted and popular Pained by his demise Condolences to his family and fans” he tweeted yesterday “It is an irreparable loss for us” noted film director Kamal has said Mani is survived by wife and daughter For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mohali | Published: December 28 2015 9:12 am Related News THE PUNJAB Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is installing solar lights at villages in the district The agency claimed that it has installed 1400 solar powered lights in various villages while a proposal for 1500 more such lights has been sent to higher authorities for approval Suresh Goel the agency’s Mohali manager said that to promote non-conventional energy sources an exhibition has been organised at the Gurudwara Amb Sahib Goel said that under the Solar Farm Scheme farmers can install solar plants with capacities of 1 MW to 25 MW at their farms The power thus generated will be bought by Punjab State Power Corporation A minimum of 45 acres of land is required for installation of 1MW solar plant He further that five farmers have applied under this scheme Goel further said that this year 16 home-based bio-gas plants have been installed by PEDA for which a subsidy of Rs 9000 has been provided to general category households and Rs 11000 to SC category households Besides those who connect these plants to toilets are provided an extra subsidy of Rs 1200 According to Punjab Energy Development Agency district chief the case for installation of 1500 solar lights has been forwarded for approval for which work will be started very soon He said that at Sukhgarh and Dharamgarh villages 38 solar lights will be installed very soon He said beneficiaries could install Solar Plant at their roofs having capacity equals to 80 percent of the connected load as shown in the monthly power consumption bill For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUnnao (Uttar Pradesh): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday targeted BSP chief Mayawati and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said only the Samajwadi Party (SP) can bring more development and prosperity in the state Akhilesh Yadav Addressing a well attended gathering here Yadav said Modi was busy with ‘Mann ki Baat’ (Modi’s monthly radio address to the nation) and had no time for doing "kaam ki baat (anything worthwhile) He also accused Modi of forcing people to stand outside banks and ATMs in the aftermath of the 8 November demonetisation move "All your money is deposited in the banks now so what are you left with" he asked the crowd He also took a dig at the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati for her statement in which she said she will prefer sitting in the opposition rather than allying with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) post polls "Not even two phases of the polling has taken place and Mayawati is already talking of sitting in the opposition" he said Yadav who is also the national president of the Samajwadi Party (SP) will be addressing seven rallies on Wednesday After a long-drawn electoral battle which saw politicians attacking each other on issues from drug abuse to rampant corruption the final results for the Punjab Assembly Election 2017 are out and it’s a clear majority for the Indian National Congress and its chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh The party won in 77 out of the 117 seat that went for the poll in Punjab on 4 February and a re-poll in few polling stations on 9 February The election which had turned into a triangular contest at the beginning of campaigning with the entry of the Aam Aadmi Party in the state Assembly election saw the Congress emerging as the largest party receiving 385 percent vote share and winning nearly two-third seats Seat sharing in Punjab Assembly Election 2017 Several of its key candidates including cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu Balbir Singh Sidhu Rana Gurjit Singh Barindermeet Singh Pahra Pargat Singh Powar Dr Raj Kumar Parminder Singh Pinki Aman Arora Aruna Chaudhary Avtar Singh Junior Hardial Singh Kamboj as well as Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh secured over 25000 votes Though Captain Amarinder couldn’t defeat SAD’s Parkash Singh Badal in Lambi he defeated Gurbachan Singh Babehali of SAD by over 52407 votes from his Patiala seat The second highest vote seeker from Congress was Navjot Singh Sidhu who won the Amritsar (East) seat by a margin of 42809 votes The state Assembly Election also saw a neck-and-neck fight in 12 seats with a vote margin of less than 2000 In fact Congress’s Fazilka candidate Davinder Singh Ghubaya beat Surjit Kumar Jyani of Bharatiya Janata Party by a margin of just 265 votes A close contest was also witnessed in Batala where SAD’s Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal beat Congress’ Ashwani Sekhri by 485 votes Congress’ Pritam Singh Kotbhai won the Bhucho Mandi seat by 645 seats beating Jagsir Singh of the Aam Aadmi Party The result has once again shown how exit polls can’t be trusted since APP which was slated to win the election (both by experts as well as by political experts) came second with 20 seats followed by the SAD-BJP alliance which received 18 seats Exit polls released on Thursday predicted that the SAD-BJP combine which has been ruling the state for 10 years could be struggling to get even into double-digits in the 117-member House due to multiple factors including the anti-incumbency But the SAD-alliance managed to secure 18 seats All major parties were paying special attention to the diaspora — or non-resident Indians (NRIs) — who had arrived in Punjab as the community is believed to have an influence on voting prospects in Punjab In the past over one year not only have NRIs extended support to the three major parties in the fray — the Congress AAP and the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal — but are also believed to have made major financial contributions to the parties AAP Congress SAD-BJP Others Seats won 20 77 18 2 Vote share 237% 385% 309% 69 There were a total of 1145 candidates in the fray with all the top-three contenders Congress SAD-BJP alliance as well as AAP fielding 117 candidates Also in the fray in Punjab were Communist Party of India — Marxist (CPM) Communist Party of India — Marxist Liberation (CPI-ML) Aapna Punjab Party (APP) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Punjab Front Trinamool Congress (TMC) Punjab United (PU) Akali Dal (AD) Apna Punjab (AP) Jai Jawan Jai Kisan Party (JJJKP) Swabhiman Party (SP) and Janta Dal United (JDU) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Parkash Singh Badal PTI There were a lot of political twists and turns right before the Punjab polls too For example there was a lot of outrage over Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s remark asking people to vote as if they were voting for Kejriwal Sisodia’s remarks created a political storm as politicians from other parties tried convincing people that this actually meant that Kejriwal was going to be the chief ministerial candidate of AAP for Punjab and that Kejriwal was going to relinquish his role as Delhi chief minister One of the most shocking statements came from Navjot Singh Sidhu who had left the BJP for the Congress a few months back During a Congress press conference the flamboyant Sidhu began the presser by claiming "I’m a born Congressman My identity from birth is that of a Congressman I owe my existence to Congress" Perhaps the most important issue in the state was the drug menace An Aiims study had concluded that there were 837 opioid-dependents per 100000 people in Punjab or 084 percent of the state’s 28 million population This alone is more than three times as much as the corresponding all-India figure for all types of drug dependents based on a Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment estimate of three million drug dependents nationwide which is 250 per 100000 or 025 percent of the Indian population This fact alone shows the extent of the drug abuse problem in Punjab and the extent to which Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had distorted the facts Just the number of opioid-dependents in Punjab was estimated to be over three times the number of all types of drugs in the country To see how the counting day progressed on Saturday click here to read ourelection blog With inputs from agencies Written by Sandeep Singh | Published: October 12 2012 12:43 am Related News Is it inevitable that trading at the speed of light in the stock markets will create the odd glitches which participants will have to live with NSE is not the only global market where flash crash has occurred recently and is unlikely to be the last one But when such a crash occurs especially when the markets are at significant cuspsthe impact can be far more dramatic than just the numbers showlike the one on October 5 The crash arrested some of the momentum which was building up in the stock market after the bullish announcements by the government in Delhi But imagine the impact of such a crash on a day when an OFS (offer for sale) is playing out in the marketas it will soon do for the slew of disinvestment the government has lined up for in the second half of the year Both Sebi and the exchanges recognise that prevention is a highly tough call It is like an earthquakeimpossible to call but easier to minimise its damage The measures which Sebi will like to bring in include setting a price band in the stocks that are part of the futures and options tradea cap on the size of the order a broker can book from all his terminalsa limit on the order price when it is below the prevailing price of the stock and more checks at the brokers end The NSE crashby the wayled to a 900 points fall in the Nifty As of now there is no minimum/maximum price range for individual securities in the F&O categorythough the operating ranges are kept at +/- 20 per cent One option is to have a limit of variation in specific stocks and a curb on the operating range There is also a view that market order should be a function of the liquidity and depth of the order book So exchanges can calculate these on a continuous basis ensuring that market orders do not build up beyond a specified percentage Sandeep is a Senior Assistant Editor based in Mumbai sandeepsingh@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Editorial | Published: July 5 2016 12:45 am Top News The government has been admonished twice by the Supreme Court in less than six months over the manner in which it deals with differently abled people It is telling that both times it was found prevaricating over the three per cent quota they are entitled to under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 — also called the Disability Act In January this year the court reprimanded the government for “sitting over” a 2012 Punjab and Haryana directive asking the Centre to make the quota applicable to promotions to all categories of public posts On June 30 the apex court found the government vacillating again on the issue Though the Disability Act provided a quota to differently abled people in government posts the government tried to circumvent its scope by restricting quota promotions to jobs in only categories C and D It cited the Supreme Court judgement in the Indra Sawhney case in 1992 arguing that there should be no quota for promotions for posts in categories A and B The court has now ruled that the Indra Sawhney verdict pertains to reservations for backward communities and does not impinge on quotas for the differently abled That the judiciary felt compelled to step in to ensure the realisation of the Disabilities Act is symptomatic of the government’s attitude towards the rights of the differently abled The Indian state has largely dealt with differently abled people through a model influenced by charitable and religious ideas where they are seen as dependents and beneficiaries of the state’s generosity The language of rights does not sit comfortably with such a discourse The Disability Act in fact had more to do with international pressure than any positive intent on the part of the state The act’s text is explicit that the legislation is a part of the country’s commitment to the Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of People with Disabilities While the verdict should clear the cobwebs over job reservations for the differently abled this will not be enough Disability rights legislation loses its potency when it is not accompanied by measures that contribute towards the creation of a larger enabling environment India remains amongst the most unfriendly places for people with disabilities Most public places in the country do not cater to their needs and public transport remains a difficult proposition While job quotas are significant it’s necessary that institutions and public avenues accord them the sensitivity and dignity they deserve For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPrime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Times Now his first TVinterview since taking office on 27 June 2016 As with his Wall Street Journal interview the month before (critiqued here) Modi covered a lot of ground from economic reform and domestic politics to foreign policy Here we specifically examine some of his claims regarding his ambitious development agenda Narendra Modi has developed a flair for presenting evolutionarypolicy steps built on his predecessors’ work as revolutionary and original contributions to national development Take his repeated claim regarding the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY): It’s not in words but in actual achievement I had said that within a given time frame we will open bank accounts for the poor For something that had not been done for 60 years setting a time frame for it was in itself a risk The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna is not only about opening bank accounts for the poor Because of this the poor are feeling that they are becoming a part of the country’s economic system The bank that he was seeing from afar now he is able to enter that bank This brings about a psychological transformation PM Narendra Modi AP Very moving but it’s a bit much for Modi to hogthe credit It is true that the PMJDY has accelerated the spread of basic savings bank deposit accounts (BSBDA) and increased their usefulness by adding life and accident insurance But the entire architecture of financial inclusion (BSBDAs Aadhaar electronic payments RuPay cards) was created and implemented long before Narendra Modi took office In the two years before Modi the UPA opened 44 and 61 million BSBDAs respectively which under Modi jumped to 147 million in 2014-15 and 67 million in 2015-16 (seetable below) Assuming conservatively that another government would have opened 61 million BSBDAs per year (as the UPA did in 2013-14) the Modi effect looks something like this: A solid step forward Yes But with 243 million bank accounts already in place before he was sworn in the only thing we are seeing for the first time in 60 years is such a giant ego We have taken up construction of toilets I had gone to Chhattisgarh and had the opportunity to get the blessings of one mother An adivasi mother heard about the scheme for building toilets She sold her four goats and built a toilet That 90 old mother uses a walking stick and goes around the cluster of 30 or 40 houses in the tribal village and has been spreading the message to build toilets This change is becoming the reason for the change in the quality of life Encouraging yes but hardly novel There is little doubt that open defecation is a public health hazard that contributes to the spread of diarrhoea intestinal worm infections and other diseases that cause stunting malnutrition and even death among young children Which is why the government has for decades sought to furiously build toilets throughout rural India — with a discernible bump in Modi’s second year: To be fair Narendra Modi isn’t claiming exclusive credit here and he is right to highlight the importance of behavioural change in his adivasi mother example Open defecation in rural India has dropped much more slowly than in say rural Bangladesh partly because Bangladeshhas targeted social norms in addition to building toilets The UPA’s Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (launched in 2012-13) and the current Swachh Bharat Abhiyan both recognised this reality and Narendra Modi’s vocal advocacy could play an important role here That said reports still suggest that behaviour change is lagging behind (here hereand here)?the NDA? 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could have been done by India. By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: March 3, Firewalls are not going to be enough.The public meeting by Modi in Goa would be one of the 100 meetings planned, he said Modis selection as a poll campaign in-charge for the party was held in Goa during its national executive in June this year Thereafterthe Gujarat Chief Minister had addressed a public meeting at Taleigao village near Panaji PTI For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Sonawala | Mumbai | Published: August 31 2013 1:20 am Related News Four final year BTech students of Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) at Matunga have developed a portable device that will enable the visually impaired to navigate without any other assistance The students claim that the device would offer unprecedented autonomy for the visually impaired The device will be unveiled on Wednesday at a school for the blind and will be exhibited during the annual technological festival of the instituteTechnovanzain December Dhara Shahgeneral manager of the event Mission Mumbai that is part of Technovanzasaid the project was started by Saurabh NairRaj SamantDharmendra Hingu and Sarvesh Hegde last year as part of their project work This yearthe concept has taken a physical shape and has been tested?police said. From science to art was a long journey of over 15 years for Saran, 2 HD and Star Sports First Where is the Pro Kabaddi season 5 match between Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers?who are designated district election officers, the actor revealed that the only instruction she was given was to not blink while firing the gun, Given that Andrew is an accomplished photographer.
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China also persuaded Afghanistan, from the first episode of the show,This step has been taken to provide an appropriate amount to dependents due to price rise, an ESIC statement said The monthly pension will be given to eligible dependents of an insured person who dies as a result of an employment injury or occupational disease The ESIC provides a social and economic cover for insured workers and their dependents For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsGlasgow: France’s Brice Leverdez pulled off the first shock of the badminton World Championships by defeating men’s second seed Lee Chong Wei in three games in Glasgow on Tuesday The 31-year-old claimed the scalp of his career 21-19 22-24 21-17 in 75 minutes and perhaps end Lee’s elusive search for the world title which has seen him take three silver medals just as he has done in the Olympics France’s Brice Leverdez celebrates his victory over Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei Reuters "I’m really happy" he said "I managed to stay relaxed and played my own game" Leverdez had two match points in the second game — 20-21 and 21-22 — and it was only a successful hawk eye challenge on the second match point that saved Lee from a straight games exit In the decider the 34-year-old Malaysian led 15-10 — but the Frenchman wouldn’t give in "I knew I was in trouble but I never gave up" said Leverdez For Lee it was another chance gone "I tried my best and he got lucky on a few points" said Lee whose fourth win in the All-England Open this year suggested he was still capable of ending his world title drought "I’m very disappointed" Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 5 2012 3:48 am Related News In a bid to woo tech-savvy young voters between 18 to 25 years of agethe state Congress plans to launch an Android mobile phone application by next week The mobile application named Gujarat Congress will be available for users of iphonesBlackberry and other Android phones and will be free to download A leading city-based IT company is said to be the brain behind the technical blueprint of the application We are waiting for confirmation with senior party leaders in the state and will be officially launching the mobile application in 10 days Besides the partys manifestoGujarat Praja Vikaas Darshanthe application will also feature live its meetings and programmes? 2012 2:00 am Related News In a step the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) said was in tandem with the rising costs of commodities,Vadodara that a CM would review a passing out parade. Beyond two km and up to 10-12 km, which have held office at the Centre mostly since independence, — R.