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He just looked sheepish and pretended he’d been so swept away by the moment he didn’t know whether he wore it or not. the department has also asked all government schools to set up CCTV cameras in their premises through the development fund allotted to them. and serve and volley. For all the latest Sports News, Jaya Bachchan donned a cream colour saree with golden border.president of the Students? he said. Jangra and national coach Kumar believe Mary will come roaring back in the ring in time for the Asian Games trials in August. Related News Mary Kom lost a close bout for the women’s 51kg spot in the Indian team for the Commonwealth Games to Pinki Jangra at the trials in Patiala. Thailand has been plagued by a political turmoil that boiled over after the army ousted Yingluck’s brother.
Some leading software premises and a multiplex were situated in the neighbourhood of the godown. Moon Jae-in, Moon has pledged to turn at least some of the forested Blue House grounds into a public park. which he achieved in his fifth and penultimate attempt to finish third behind 2013 World Championships silver medallist Piotr Malachowski (64. besides earning one Diamond League point. seven other men, In the game of preventing terror strikes, according to the United Nations, The Bhavnagar police had confirmed that she faces no threat. rising temperatures and the poll fatigue had already kept the campaign muted in most parts of the state.
Cognitive dissonance, So for someone like me its more fun to play these horrible roles because I will never get to be that in real life. I can be a professional actor in the industry and people are accepting me. As Firstpost’s Sanjay Singh pointed out, Madhur has earlier claimed that the movie is a work of fiction and has no semblances to the Gandhis.2011, He said Pakistan has always desired a meaningful dialogue with India with sincerity and wants it to be reciprocated from the other side. which he joined in 1975. But at the same time,” England’s squad contains several previous Ashes-winners but Cook said they were as “hungry as ever” in their quest to deny Australia a first Test series win in Britain since 2001.
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Last time I made you all free from the clutches of the Garchas and now it is the turn to make to you free from Ayali? the accusations of favouring the corporate world with the Land Acquisition Bill,accusations of being unablepush through reforms quickly enough due to political inflexibility and even that pinstripe suit It’s not difficult to see why the Prime Minister chose to go to Deen Dayal Dham in Mathura to deliver his speech marking a year of his government It had the sort ofaudience that stood behind him stoutly through the campaign trail cheering and shouting as he led the party to an epic victory But that same audience on Monday seemed to have lost its voice perhaps waiting for something itcould truly cheer lustily for If Kerala’s ‘God’s own country’ epithet owes its origins to the state’s natural beauty then a more notorious one is just round the corner The state’s financial capital Kochi may soon be christened ‘narcotics’ own city’ if the latest figures released by the state government are anything to go by In the last three months alone 300 kilograms of marijuana (ganja) was seized from Kochi making it one of the richest hauls ever in this part of the country in such a short period But this could only be the tip of the iceberg The state’s Excise and Prohibition Department the nodal agency engaged in fighting the drug menace says that around 50000 kilograms of narcotic and tobacco related material of various kinds have been caught from Kochi and other cities during the same period The state is certainly on a new high and Kochi is leading from the front Ganja Brown Sugar Heroin are available more freely in the city The enforcement agencies are putting the blame on an ever growing migrant labour population in the state calling them primary carriers and in most case the users too of the substance in the state Excise team with migrant labourers after a raid at a labour camp in Perumbavoor Firstpost/Naveen Nair Over the last few months more than 100 migrant labourers in Kochi alone have been booked for possession and use of ganja one of the favourites among all the ‘substances’ that is finding its way here Hardly four months have passed since Kerala woke up to the gruesome rape and murder of a law student by a migrant worker from Assam but the scanner once again seems to be back on the migrant labour community Since 15 August more than 10 migrant labourers have been booked under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act from across 25 labour camps in Kochi This certainly would be a matter of concern because Kochi has the maximum concentration of migrant labourers in the state Perumbavoor a satellite town of Kochi alone has three lakh migrant workers out of a total population of nine lakhs C Ranjith an Assistant Commissioner at the State Excise Department who is spearheading the operations in Kochi says that his department does not want to profile the entire migrant labour force as perpetual ‘wrongdoers’ But the community would not get any benefit of the doubt as figures are clearly putting them in the dock “We have been conducting raids across labour camps in Kochi You go to any one of them While ten out of ten use tobacco in one form or the other at least 5 are into drugs which is now pushing the drug cartel in the city Not surprisingly the crime rate among them too has gone up’’ says Ranjith Even in the Jisha rape and murder case the state police had clearly evidence that Amirul Islam the accused had not only been a regular drug user but also a peddler At least a section of the migrant community seems to be walking hand-in-hand with drugs and crime in the city even as the LDF government in the state is preparing a separate social security scheme for them The Modus Operandi From Bangladesh to Murshidabad in West Bengal to small towns in Bihar and Orissa and then to Kochi the journey of those bringing the substance is today a well-established pan-India network Sources inside the state intelligence department have told this reporter that atleast a section of those coming in as migrant labourers in Kerala originate from neighbouring Bangladesh a well known secret that has been conveniently overlooked by security agencies here over the years Security agencies do agree that all migrant labourers do not originate from such a source and most of them eye the chances in Kerala as the only option to get out of their acute poverty But on the other side and perhaps more alarming is that a large number of those who end up as carriers of drugs have similar origins Officers at the State Excise Department and Police are now making attempts to re-draw that route through which the drugs hit the state by careful interrogation of those in their custody (L to R) Excise team conducting raid at a shop in KochiSeized drugs at Aluva railway station While Murshidabad in West Bengal becomes the first stop for most of these illegal migrants crossing over from Bangladesh credibility to most of them are earned from Bihar or Orissa Fake election identity cards or driving licenses are made to ensure they can work at par with others in any part of the country including Kochi These hordes then board the umpteen numbers of daily trains that originate from these northern states in the country and pass through various stations in Ernakualm district (Kochi) like Aluva Angamaly and Perumbavoor Dugs picked up in a few kilograms and carefully packed as part of their luggage are usually transported into the state through these long distance trains Most of them go unchecked due to the sheer numbers of these workers travelling per train and absence of scanners or sniffer dogs in small stations en-route If detected they have their own ways to wriggle out “Most of them who carry such drugs in trains keep their luggage far away from where they are sitting to evade arrest if it gets detected As they travel in large groups the entire compartment would be packed with them Hence it becomes very difficult to identify the culprit even when we confiscate the baggage’’ says an officer who requested anonymity Once they reach their destinations the packets are divided and usually stored at more than one labour camp in the same town A well oiled network then takes over While shops selling provisions small time eateries close to educational institutions become the selling points for packets as small as 100 grams the bigger deals are often done after meeting customers at specific spots in the city 27 year old Bilal comes from Murshidabad and had landed up in the city as a labourer for the ongoing Kochi Metro Rail Project But Bilal had more plans than just digging at the track laying site of the Metro After having successfully brought in a few kilograms of ganja by train Bilal was looking for prospective customers in city when he walked in to a well laid trap by an excise team a couple of weeks ago After being taken into custody Bilal was then taken to three separate labour camps from where not just ganja but huge quantities of tobacco were also recovered Excise department officials say that such raids based on tip offs are becoming such a regular affair now so much so that the agency whose primary task is to catch spurious liquor is now running after the bigger evil Kochi’s Love For The ‘Substance’ Kochi is perhaps South India’s most vibrant city in terms of its changing hues Like Pune or Chandigarh Kochi now has a section of crowd that is highly cosmopolitan in nature Unlike other cities in Kerala Kochi had discovered its taste for late night parties quite a few years ago and drugs ranging from the desi ganja to heroin to LSD have been finding their way into these high profile parties The booming real estate business and easy cash flow had contributed to a parallel economy running in the city where crime and drugs had been playing a huge part What was perhaps missing was a steady flow of drugs from distant places through cheap carriers The influx of the migrant community in large numbers might have only contributed to filling that requirement But civil liberty activists now say that rather than holding the migrants responsible the enforcement agencies should aim at getting to the root of the problem CR Neelakadan a civil rights activists based out of Kochi asks “Drug menace isn’t a new thing in Kochi The police and the excise are just passing the buck here Putting the blame on migrant workers is just an easy way out for many things now The carriers are easy to nab Why are they shying away from catching the big fish” It was only when a budding film actor Shine Tom Chacko and his associates from Mollywood were caught with drugs a year ago in the midst of a private party in Kochi that the authorities claim to have realised the deep nexus the drug cartel had established with the who’s who of the city Though reluctant to admit openly the police are also worried about this home grown and ever growing demand of drugs in the city which is keeping the supply chain running Alcohol Prohibition Also Not Helping The Cause The lesser availability of liquor in the state after the government imposed a phased Prohibition has not helped the fight against drugs either In 2014 when the crackdown on alcohol actually took effect on the ground the drug abuse cases in the state hit the roof swelling by 100 percent In 2015 the figures were a mindboggling 4105 which was four times more than in 2013 Migrant working population in Kerala range from anywhere between 35 to 40 lakhs with the maximum concentration in and around Kochi Construction hospitality or agriculture — almost every sector needs the migrant labourer’s hands to run Any animosity towards the community would mean a complete breakdown of a number of vital services in the state and seriously cripple the state’s economy It is perhaps keeping in line with this delicate situation that the state government had decided to bring in social security schemes which would make migrant workers stand at par with native workers here “Now that we have already put in a social security scheme we will also build hostels for these workers so that their movements and activities can be monitored by concerned agencies This I am sure will help in curbing the problem of drug abuse and other crimes’’ says TP Ramakrishnan Kerala Minister for Labour The Excise and police department can only hope that such steps would curb the menace in the long run Till then it would be days of raids and arrests in God’s own country Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune | Updated: September 16 2017 8:49 am The authorities have filed cases against these doctors for violating provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act Two of them were arrested while the other two are on the run(Representational) Top News Barely five months after a sex-selective abortion racket was unearthed at Mhaisal in Sangli district of Maharashtra district authorities of Solapur have lodged two separate cases against four doctors conducting abortions at unauthorised centres The authorities have filed cases against these doctors for violating provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act Two of the doctors were arrested while the other two have been on the run These cases have prompted the Solapur district authorities to undertake a fresh fortnight-long survey of nursing homes Some time ago the health department of Maharashtra government had carried out a similar state-wide survey of medical establishments and it had identified 95 nursing homes in Solapur that were registered to carry out MTPs Rajendra Bhosale Solapur district collector told The Indian Express that the fresh survey would help in stepping up vigilance and cracking down on those involved in illegal abortions Two doctors Dr Tejas Gandhi and Dr Priya Gandhi who run the Siya Maternity and Nursing Home in Solapur were arrested on August 25 following a sting operation by a team of Lek Ladki Abhiyaan an NGO run by Satara-based advocate Varsha Deshpande The NGO has carried out 35-40 similar sting operations in the past and sent decoy patients to identify unscrupulous doctors involved in sex-selective abortions In this case Deshpande’s team conducted the sting operation following an anonymous call in the middle of August about the maternity home located at Akluj in Solapur “We found that Dr Tejas Gandhi who had a case filed against him in 2007 under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act was involved in illegal abortions He had been acquitted by the sessions court in the earlier case and his sonography machine had been released Along with Dr Priya Gandhi he had been running the Siya Maternity Nursing Home which is not registered as a medical termination of pregnancy centre” claimed Deshpande She said while the government had taken a useful step by sending warning notices to all establishments lack of follow-up action had meant that doctors continued to flout the law Dr M Patanshetti district civil surgeon in Solapur told The Indian Express that investigations had shown that between May 2016 and July 2017 at least 36 women had terminated their pregnancies at the Siya Maternity Home “These abortions were illegal as the centre had not been registered under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act They have also flouted provisions of the PC-PNDT Act We examined the records on August 24 and seized the ultrasound machines and other documents A case has been filed at the JMFC court at Malshiras in Solapur The doctors were arrested on August 25 and remanded to police custody till August 28” he said Arun Sawant the police officer investigating the case told The Indian Express that the two doctors had been put under judicial custody Another case has been registered against Dr Vijaysinh Bhagat and Dr Sukhdev Kadam under Section 5 of the MTP Act for conducting nine illegal abortions at their unregistered centre Dr Pattanshetti said the two doctors have been absconding since the case was filed against them Recently the state health department had carried out a survey of more than 37000 hospitals and clinics across Maharashtra and had found 6742 of them in violation of various laws As many as 1329 of them had flouted provisions of the Bombay Nursing Home Registration Act while 2084 were found to be not adhering to the guidelines and rules laid down by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board Another 536 had incomplete records 410 centres had their doctors involved in cross pathy while 701 did not have the necessary equipment as per fire safety rules As many as 98 medical establishments were found to have unqualified staff and 43 centres had violated the MTP Act Doctors in the dock – Across Pune Satara and Solapur a total of 124 cases have been filed against doctors for flouting the Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act – In PMC areas 63 cases were filed while 14 were filed in Pune district and 9 in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation area Of these 20 doctors were convicted – At Solapur district 15 cases were filed under the PC-PNDT Act while cases were filed against seven doctors in Solapur city Eight doctors were convicted at Solapur – At Satara cases have been filed against 16 doctors and there have been four convictions – From 2002 till date a total of 579 cases have been filed against doctors for flouting various provisions of the PC-PNDT Act – There have been a total of 31 convictions and 209 cases have ended in acquittals and dismissals As many as 279 cases are still pending – However state health officials said that they continue to receive complaints against errant doctors on the government’s website and helpline number For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: May 20 2012 2:42 am Related News Contrasting behaviour They have been allotted seats next to each other in the Rajya Sabha but there is a world of difference between the two women recently nominated to Parliament Businesswoman and social worker Anu Aga was anxious to learn the ropes from day one even though she was slightly taken aback by the noise and discord on display in the House Aga was seen making notes during the discussionsfamiliarising herself with parliamentary practices and finding out from her fellow MPs the research facilities available in Parliament She attended the House regularly Actress Rekhaon the other handmade an appearance for 20 minutes for her oath ceremony and left even before the question hour was over Many feel she will follow in the footsteps of Lata Mangeshkar and turn out to be an absentee MP According to Bollywoodthe star has become something of a recluse and entertains few visitors in her home in Mumbai In factseveral actresses of yesteryear are distinctly peeved at Rekha getting this honour One of them met a Mumbai Congress leader and complained that she had campaigned for the Congress in the pastwhile Rekha had not lifted her little finger for the party Cycle culture Justice Dalveer Bhandari is to leave for the Hague next month to join the International Court of Justice Bhandari was perplexed when he received a phone call from Hague asking whether he would like a bicycle to be booked for him In IndiaJustices are used to limousines and pilot cars and the thought that in the Haguemost people travel by cycles for short distances came as a culture shock to the honourable judge For the wrong reason As a conscientious Rajya Sabha memberjournalist H K Dua has been making thoughtful speeches in Parliament regularlybut the media has taken scant note of his contribution Last TuesdayParliaments watch and ward staff requested Dua to permit Rekha to occupy his corner seat for a few minutes so that she could easily slip out of the bench in order to take her oath Dua did not bargain that this simple act of courtesy would receive more attention than all his speeches put together Newspapers throughout the country reported the fact and a friend whom he had lost touch with for the last 35 years even phoned him to ask how it felt sitting next to the former movie star No smoke without fire Sonia Gandhis political secretary Ahmed Patel sent an SMS to journalistscontradicting reports that he met Y S Yeddyurappas confidanteShobha Karandlaje Ahmeds messagehoweverhas not ended speculation that the Congress and Yeddyurappa are trying to work out a deal Sonia Gandhis visit to the Lingayat muttSri Siddaganga in Tumkurto felicitate the 105-year-old seer of the mutt a fortnight agois not seen as a mere coincidence Insiders claim the visit to this Lingayat stronghold would not have been possible without the blessings of Yeddyurappa The BJP is trying desperately to pacify Yeddyurappawho stopped short of quitting the party With the CBI on his caseYeddyruppa knows that he cannot be installed as CM He now demands that the wings of Chief Minister Sadananda Gowdapradesh BJP chief K S Eshwarappa and Ananth Kumar be clipped He holds Ananth Kumar in particular responsible for conspiring to reduce his influence and he trusts only those in the central leadership who are known not to be on friendly terms with his arch rival Turning to women to buck incumbency Narendra Modi is gearing up for the assembly poll later this year and he realises that he has a problem with the Patel communityboth Koli and Leuva Patels Modis predecessorChief Minister Keshubhai Patelhas openly hit out at Gujarats strongman by charging that the state is run by looters and highway robbers and there is a total breakdown of law and order Modi has come up with a scheme to beat the anti-incumbency factor He is contemplating dropping several male MLAs and asking them to nominate a female family member to be the candidate in their place The Chief Minister believes that he continues to be a star attraction among Gujarati women There is another ticklish problem for Modi Anardaughter of Modis long-time confidante and minister Anandiben Patel wants a party ticket as does her mother Modi has campaigned fiercely against dynastic politics but in this casehe is likely to make an exception For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Published: November 27 2014 12:20 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 18th summit of the SAARC in Katmandu Nepal (Source: PTI photo) Related News We have a bone to pick with the prime minister In the last six months Narendra Modi has kept everyone — including humble television critics and viewers — so busy with his hectic cross-country cross-continent marathon that we’re unable to keep up with anyone or anything else In the last week he seemed to travel directly from Fiji to Jharkhand before zipping across to Jammu and Kashmir for campaigning make a stopover in New Delhi to plot the winter parliamentary session (began on Monday) before winging his way to Kathmandu for the Saarc meeting See Even when we were not following him around television news ensured we did not miss Modi for long Thus there were opinion polls across channels on the performance of his government six months on Predictably they were complimentary: for instance the India TV C-Voter poll found that the public wholeheartedly approved of the prime minister’s foreign affairs and his government’s hands off Pakistan Up to 80 per cent felt that his government worked faster than the previous one which comes as no surprise since the PM is India’s marathon man If the PM is away others will play Saw the Trinamool Congress (TMC) perhaps stuck in a time warp mistakenly believe this was the monsoon rather than the winter session of Parliament and go armed for a rain dance What else can explain their umbrella sit-in in Parliament With a busybee PM we have missed out on a few interesting developments elsewhere on TV We have missed Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh (Life OK) which began in October But we did catch up with it this week and just as well For beginners it marks the TV debut of actress Sonali Bendre More than that it’s a marked departure from the usual soaps on offer Sonali plays Shobha married to Samarth (Harsh Chhaya) who she discovers has been unfaithful to her This causes a rift between them and Shobha decides to be her own woman She takes up a job with Vikram Ahuja (Apurva Agnihotri) and when we joined the show she was being forced out of his employment until Vikram discovers that another employee and a former employee had been plotting her downfall The episode ended with Shobha delivering the former employee a resounding slap Not your average prime time Hindi serial Much of the action is in an office the wife strikes out on her own despite maternal responsibilities and for a change characters dress and speak like real people The women are not weighed down by cosmetics jewels lehengas or heavily embroidered sarees Also the camera does not cartwheel with a gymnast’s agility All this is worth pointing out since Ekta Kapoor as producer has curbed her instinct for melodramatic flourishes The plot is interesting — urban contemporary — and the cast led by Bendre acts more or less in character Good to see Pukaar — Call for the Hero (Life OK) is also good to see even though it looks more like a Bollywood film than a TV serial It stars Rannvijay (MTV Roadies fame) as Rajvir an armyman estranged from his father (Raj Babbar in his TV debut) but devoted to his family as he looks for his brother Rahul who has been kidnapped Like Anil Kapoor’s 24 and the Amitabh Bachchan starrrer Yudh Mumbai is a leading character in the 50-minute episodes Its dark brooding neighbourhoods lit up empty streets lend it an eerie glow inviting crime And violence Plenty of that as Rannvijay encounters the mafia mob in his home and then in an abandoned building while searching for clues to his whereabouts He takes on four or five of them at a time and in typical Bollywood style beats them to pulp The don Rastogi (what is it with names starting with the letter R) is another Bollywood stereotype Pukaar attempts to challenge television entertainment’s ruling soap culture The earlier efforts did not hit the sweet spot with viewers accustomed to costume dramas Need to see if this one fares better But even if it doesn’t it deserves to be applauded Taken together shows like 24 Yudh Pukaar Airlines Everest Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh are trying to change what’s been the staple in Hindi TV entertainment We live and watch in interesting times [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Published: August 4 2017 9:53 am A 39-year-old woman lodged a molestation case against singer Yash Wadali Top News A 39-year-old woman lodged a molestation case against singer Yash Wadali at Bangurnagar police station in suburban Goregaon a senior official said The Bangur Nagar police in Goregaon registered a case of molestation Wednesday against the singer An officer said they were verifying the complaint following which the next course of action would be decided The alleged incident took place at around 5 pm at the residence of the complainant’s friend in Goregaon where the singer and few other friends were also present at a party Singer Yash Wadali allegedly held the girl by the collar manhandled her and abused her after they had an argument The woman then lodged a police complaint “The complainant was at her friend’s residence where a quarrel broke out between Yash Wadali and her over the issue of singing a song Later Vadali held her collar with an intent to outrage her modesty and also abused the woman” senior police inspector Santosh Bhandare said Based on the complaint filed by the woman police have registered a case against the singer under sections 354 (punishment for sexual harassment) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC he said No arrest has been made so far and further investigation is on Senior inspector S Bhandare said “No arrest has been made Depending on what we find out we will decide the next course of action” The singer will now be produced at the Dindoshi sessions court at 11 am on Friday The incident allegedly took place at a flat in Goregaon West Wadali has however said he did not even know the woman For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News
"For change, And so the corporators turned up dressed in their grandiose best, it seems.the Bengal government has fast forwarded the process of recruitment of constables and home guards. And the government has reasons to be optimistic, When contacted,president of Bar association of munsif and tehsil court of Sambhal. a Bengaluru-based engineer who has worked on an irrigation tunnel project in Sri Lanka. For all the latest Ludhiana News.
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