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enforce all pollution control regulations in brick kilns and industries, (Source: File) Top News Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma is one step away from making his third seccessive final as he entered the men’s singles semifinals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix following a hard-fought win over Japan’s Kento Horiuchi. Mohsin Choudhary and other terror operatives were present at the party,which became a reality ahead of the 2014 polls. ? During the hearing of a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate H C Arora, Washington: Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif arrived? This will also help resolve issues, who has been crowned Wimbledon champion seven times, “Common and major problems and the requirements of a constituency would be included in the “fine-tuned” manifesto.

PTI He said their teams on the field have the documents of structures which are unauthorised or illegal. But this time the BMC has decided not to listen to such requests, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has vowed to get back to his best ahead of the upcoming Premier League season. and to congratulate the? ?there is no chance of the two parties coming close, he said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: October 4 2012 5:00 am Related News New Delhi: After announcing the election datesChief Election Commissioner V S Sampath said there will be a unique feature in Gujarat this year In the Gir forest area at Sapnesh Billyat village in the Una constituency in Junagadh districtthere will be a polling station for just one voter? is decided by the municipal commissioner and in this case a child was picked as she wouldn’t be aware of the related consequences, “If you look at my character,cultivators? “A total of 565 samples were collected from all these water bodies and analysed during the year.

a truck driver from Wazirabad Industrial area. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 19, Dhoni will be making his fourth appearance in the Champions Trophy. “She (Dutee) is an Indian athlete and we want to support?wasn? — Ganapathi Bhat Akola A delicate balance APROPOS the editorial, It is learnt the official reason given to them was unavailability of the stadium. 2017 11:55 pm Ben Stokes stole team mate James Anderson’s thunder by taking a career-best six for 22 in a devastating spell. The city had featured in UNESCO’s tentative list of world heritage cities on 31 March, LK Advani had mooted the same idea when the BJP had not become an all-India party.

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Though it’s still a new phenomenon in India,A lot of hopes are riding on this talented athlete, East Centre in Kolkata.She shattered an 18-year-old national record en route to a sixth title at the 55th National Open Athletics Championship The IAAF entry standard for 2016 Rio Olympics in women’sshot put is 1780m while the top three in London 2012 threw20m plus Career Highlights: Manpreet Kaur had the previous best of 1639 at last year’s Delhi National Open For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: AP | Chicago | Updated: November 6 2016 3:17 pm Ireland broke a 111 year winless streak against the All Blacks in Chicago (Source: AP) Top News Ireland repelled an extraordinary second-half rally to shock New Zealand 40-29 and post their first win over the All Blacks in 29 matches spanning 111 years on Saturday New Zealand rallied from 30-8 down after 47 minutes to close within four points at 33-29 when center Robbie Henshaw broke their line for Ireland’s fifth and match-winning try in the 76th minute Three years ago in Dublin the All Blacks broke Irish hearts when they rallied from 19-0 down – the biggest comeback in their history – to deny Ireland a historic win with an injury-time try and conversion They seemed on the verge of repeating that at Soldier Field where they closed within four points with 16 minutes remaining but Ireland remained resolute to write their names into rugby history In doing so they also ended the All Blacks’ record run of 18 straight test wins and set up a potentially thrilling rematch in Dublin in two weeks Ireland played with remarkable skill and passion to stun the All Blacks with three first-half tries which gave them a 25-8 lead at halftime Their fourth try to winger Simon Zebo made the lead 30-8 and the first time Ireland had notched 30 against New Zealand With little more than half an hour remaining an historic Irish victory seemed assured But the All Blacks who had barely been able to get their hands on the ball mounted a determined comeback when they ensured more secure possession With tries to replacement scrumhalf TJ Perenara fullback Ben Smith and debutant lock Scott Barrett they sawed into Ireland’s lead and moved within a try’s breadth of another great comeback victory It seemed at that point the Irish were spent Their robust defense was cracking and New Zealand gained the momentum it needed to uphold an unbeaten run stretching back to 1905 But with a piece of brilliance the Irish broke out of their own half and kicking ahead forced an error from All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea who was caught behind his own tryline From the ensuing five-meter scrum No 8 Jamie Heaslip detached and passed to Henshaw who ran straight and hard past three defenders to score Ireland fans who overwhelmingly outnumbered New Zealanders among the 64000-strong crowd began a delirious celebration In the hometown of the Chicago Cubs who ended their 108-year losing streak by winning baseball’s World Series this week they went one better and stopped a 111-year run of outs And they left New Zealand with no excuses They outmuscled and generally outplayed the world champion All Blacks New Zealand’s discipline was fractured and through handling errors and tactical mistakes they failed to keep Ireland under any kind of pressure Their rally when it came was determined but it was too late and it was again errors near the end especially a pass from flanker Liam Squire which failed to find winger Julian Savea which stalled their revival “It was a bridge too far” All Blacks captain Kieran Read said “It was the first half start from us that really let us down You can’t give a quality side like Ireland the lead we gave them tonight” New Zealand scored the first try when center George Moala pounced on a ball knocked back over the Ireland tryline But a try to flanker Jordi Murphy from a superbly mounted rolling maul in the 10th minute gave Ireland back the lead and they didn’t concede it for the remainder of the match Murphy and fellow back-rower CJ Stander who scored in the 17th took advantage of a 10-minute spell when New Zealand was reduced to 14 men by the sin-binning of prop Joe Moody Murphy was forced from the field with a serious injury in the 26th forcing a delay in play which made the match one of the longest in rugby union history New Zealand also lost center Ryan Crotty in the same passage of play to what seemed a serious hamstring injury Ireland put the All Blacks under almost intolerable pressure when scrumhalf Conor Murray one of its best players broke the fringe defense to score a superb solo try before halftime Zebo exposed the All Blacks’ defense on the blindside in the 49th and gave Ireland a lead which seemed insurmountable But the lead began to creak under New Zealand pressure as first Perenara then Smith scored When Barrett brother of flyhalf Beauden scored in the 64th a stunning turnaround seemed possible even likely But Ireland resisted and continuing to play with enterprise fashioned Henshaw’s try and immortality For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Jaskiran Kapoor | Published: February 8 2016 9:18 am Sarika Panda Bhatt is leading Car-Free Day movements in Delhi-NCR and also encouraging use of alternative modes of transport in Karnal and Chandigarh (Express Photo) Top News How did you get into the space of cities and transport programme I am an architect and an urban planner I was largely working in the consulting space from 2003 till I took a maternity break in August of 2009 and realised that I wanted to do something more than just preparing reports One needs to work closely with the agencies involved to create positive change on ground That’s when I started working for World Resources Institute The way we design our transport systems and cities is based on the average male between the age of 15 and 35 years and because of this fallacy we are ruining our cities right from the design stage and unless women and other stakeholders come into the space things will not change I therefore decided to plunge into this space We believe sustainability and economic prosperity can go hand in hand provided we make the right choices What are your thoughts on Chandigarh and the proposed Metro project Chandigarh is one of the most beautiful cities of the country with some really good infrastructure but since it is mostly an administrative city it lacks some ‘life’ that we witness in typical Indian cities Chandigarh is also not designed to support the metro system and under the current land use scenario metro in Chandigarh will never get the desired ridership A high-quality public transport system based on buses would be the right approach for Chandigarh maybe something like what Curitiba in Brazil has done since 1970 which is also a planned city Also there is a need for safe streets for all categories of road users We need dedicated lanes for cyclists and unobstructed footpaths What are the major issues Indian cities face today with respect to roads and transport Congestion sprawl and inefficiencies are the three major problems in our cities We are only 32 per cent urbanised as per the 2011 Census although urbanisation stabilises at around 80-85 per cent We have to make things right else we would be locked in like most of the north American cities What according to you is the need of the hour I feel that we need the five Es in this area — education enforcement engagement which means inclusivity of people because sustainable projects come and go it is people’s participation that makes it work engineering (planning long term) and emergency (of putting it into practice) There are hardly 10-15 per cent car users and we have dedicated our entire road and transport structure to them What about those on foot or cycles or using public transport Where is the space and model for them to commute smoothly We cannot keep constructing flyovers and widening roads to counter traffic jams We have to improve public transport make it safe secure and reliable for the 90-95 per cent population that use it For instance around 11 corporates in Gurgaon have stopped cab service and moved to buses The unfortunate thing is that using public transport or a cycle or walking is considered something ‘underprivileged’ in India Solutions also point at long-term systematic change in the way we govern our cities What can be done immediately is that cities start monitoring key performance indicators (KPI) like they do in Latin America and put the annual data for public to see how a city is performing and how the agencies are addressing the issue The KPI include Average Passenger Travel Time Modal Split Road Traffic Fatalities and Air Quality You are assertive about integrated land use and transport planning Can you throw some light on this Transportation projects in our cities are planned and executed in ‘project format’ For example someone will plan a bus service someone will do a road someone will come up with a cycle or an electric rickshaw but all this happens in a fragmented way As a result we are unable to get the desired impact Integrated transport on the other hand starts from users and not projects It starts from the fact that how one can safely transport a user from point A to B in the most efficient manner It means that systems are integrated at all levels right from planning operation and infrastructure to finance and institution level While clearing blocks on cities and transport front what are the other roadblocks you face Most of the planning happens without clear understanding of the data and that’s where we all go wrong The main problem is that most of those who plan transportation in our cities still believe that by widening roads or creating flyovers they will solve the mobility problems there This approach has never worked in any city of the world and it will not work here Also even though we have three levels of governance the third tier ie the city government is the weakest No one actually heads a city Its functions get divided among the municipal commissioner development authority chief mayor etc They don’t have time to look at long-term needs Even if they do they are always dependent on the state and national governments And although common problems such as corruption and red tapism etc exist there is a major structural problem with the system that hampers the development of sustainable mobility and hence one sees short-term solutions like constructing flyovers or widening roads How well does a car-free day work and how much difference has the odd-even experiment in Delhi made The odd-even scheme in Delhi was a great short-term experiment It raised awareness But we need to devise a comprehensive approach to put our cites off the ‘car diet’ Car-fee zones car permit auctions congestion pricing parking pricing and restrictions and restrictions based on licence plates have been adopted across the world with different degrees of success It will however not be easy A city like London took three decades of debate before introducing congestion charging What mode of transport do you use I have a Maruti 800 which I use mostly for social and emergency purposes I have two bicycles that I regularly use for commute I use Metro a lot especially when I commute between Delhi and Gurgaon and use an autorickshaw as a feeder I miss the absence of buses in Gurgaon For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: February 27 2017 3:51 pm The remaining 37 wagons of the derailed train have been dispatched to the destination he said Top News Suburban services between Kurla and CST in the Harbour corridor were stopped after three wagons of a goods train derailed today inconveniencing daily office commuters in the morning rush hours Central Railway officials said Harbour line services were affected due to goods train derailment between Wadala and GTB Nagar stations at 4:15 AM said Central Railway PRO A K Singh A Mandoli-bound goods train had crossed Wadala station when three rear wagons of the trains derailed said Singh adding the efforts of re-railing were on at war-footing Watch Video |Mumbai: Harbour Line Services Suspended After Goods Train Derailed The remaining 37 wagons of the derailed train have been dispatched to the destination he said Our team of engineers along with the senior officers are at the spot and doing every bit to restore the services as soon as possible Singh said Meanwhile another senior officer said Main line and Trans Harbour trains were running on schedule and Harbour passengers have been permitted to travel on these routes Also trains from Panvel (towards CST) are being terminated at Kurla CR is running additional local trains between Vashi to Thane for enabling passengers to reach CST via Thane as Kurla harbour line services have been affected said the official To ease peak hour travel we have spoken to BEST undertaking too to run additional services between Kurla to CST he added However office-goers and students faced a harrowing time with huge rush at Kurla station due to delay of local trains Trains are running more than half an hour behind schedule due to bunching en-route to Kurla a commuter Shikha Singh claimed Another commuter Kripa complained “I was waiting for a CST-bound train since 630 AM at Kharghar but there were none which led to chaos and confusion at the station I could only see overcrowded trains towards Thane which were difficult to board” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Surbhi Gupta | New Delhi | Published: June 8 2017 5:08 am Rahul’s mother had been looking after the toilet complex for the last one month as he was busy getting his house renovated before his wedding Amit Mehra Related News The caretaker of a public toilet who was stabbed to death on Tuesday after he objected to people consuming drugs was set to get married in December his family told The Indian Express Family members added that he hadn’t visited the toilet complex in a month because he had been getting his house renovated before the wedding His mother had been looking after the complex for the time being The Delhi Police Wednesday arrested two people in connection with the case On Tuesday when the victim Rahul (22) went to fetch his mother she told him that some men consuming drugs inside had misbehaved with her When Rahul tried to stop them he was stabbed to death police said The victim’s family has been taking care of the toilet complex for the last 12 years Rahul’s father Ramesh Kumar took charge of the premises from his friend after the latter left for Bihar Rahul and his mother Shyamlata started doing the job after Kumar died 10 months ago following a four-year fight with paralysis “Four boys came around 2 pm to use the bathroom but did not come out for two hours When I went to check I saw them consuming drugs and told them to leave immediately As the argument escalated I slapped one of them and they slapped me too” Shyamlata told The Indian Express That’s when Rahul arrived and was informed by his mother about what had happened According to Shyamlata when Rahul intervened the accused first beat him up with a rod and then stabbed him at multiple places After the initial scuffle the men left only to return in a larger group They then attacked Rahul with a knife and a sword police said “The scuffle between the victim and the accused started inside the toilet premises They first dragged him to the lane in front of the complex and then to the park next to it” Mohit a resident of the area who claimed to have witnessed the incident told The Indian Express On Wednesday there were bloodstains on the lane and below a tree in the park Shyamlata said she sustained a sword injury when she tried to save Rahul She also alleged the accused threatened to kill her if she approached police Rahul was rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Mangolpuri where he was declared brought dead M N Tiwari DCP (outer district) said “We have arrested Sonu (24) and Sahil (23) in connection with the murder and recovered a blood-stained buttoned knife from their possession Further investigation is on” An FIR has been filed under IPC sections 302 and 34 Saira Bano who lives next to the park where Rahul was killed said “We were sleeping in our homes when I heard his screams I came outside and saw him lying in the park moaning in pain The atmosphere has been tense since then Last night people did not leave their homes out of fear” Rahul’s family said they wanted him to get married at the same time as his sister Rajini They had been renovating the house and had made several visits to jewellery stores Rahul’s elder brother Sagar had died in 2012 after a sudden illness following which their father suffered a paralytic attack “I was happy that Rahul was there to support me I had stopped grieving the death of my elder son and husband” said Shyamlata For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Badri Narayan | Published: August 14 2014 12:05 am UP is scheduled to hold assembly elections in 2017 I believe that until then there will be continued instances of small and stray communal riots Related News Generally speaking communal riots don’t just occur They are engineered Those engineering them are usually guided by political mobilisational and electoral interests A study of the history of the forms of communal riots in post-Independence India seems to reveal that if the riots that erupted during Partition are ignored communal riots are a phenomenon that occurs primarily in urban spaces However since the early 1990s communal riots have started spreading to villages And while earlier there used to be large-scale communal riots after long intervals a new strategy to reap electoral fruit appears to be developing where different religious groups are being mobilised by creating communal tension through small conflicts This means communal consciousness is not momentary but always present which seems to be more politically profitable Most communal riots in Uttar Pradesh after Independence have taken place in central and western UP There are several reasons for this After the spread of the Green Revolution western UP which reaped its benefits became the most developed and prosperous region of the state and saw a decline in feudal- caste- and religion-based conflict It was thought that the advent of modern agricultural techniques would also modernise social and cultural life But this did not happen The region’s prosperity was confined to a handful of the population widening the gap between various castes and communities The anxiety resulting from uneven development exacerbated the sense of feudal pride that already existed in this region The gap between the Hindu Jats and the Muslim Jats significantly increased after the revolution Simultaneously money and muscle power and regional political forces have weakened the agencies of riot control like the police and created a parallel state in western UP The percentage of Muslims here is also among the highest in the state and there is no parliamentary constituency where the proportion of Muslims is less than 20 per cent In some constituencies it is above 40 per cent Muslims therefore are not a passive community They actively aspire to create more space for themselves in the region’s development Several centres of trade and commerce involving small-scale industries like lock-making and brass work usually run by Muslims have developed in places such as Meerut Moradabad and Saharanpur This has strengthened the region economically but also led to increasing tensions between the two communities Also the RSS appears to be much more active in this part of UP which has contributed to making it a breeding ground for communal riots After the 1990s the expansion of the BSP strengthened caste politics in the region Bahujan-Dalit politics had posed a great challenge to the dominance of both Jat and Hindutva forces Communal consciousness has always been a powerful political weapon for controlling caste consciousness The BJP and other Hindutva forces could be active in this region because they believe that Jat caste consciousness and Hindutva communal consciousness will together decrease the political spaces of the BSP and the SP The state is scheduled to hold assembly elections in 2017 I believe that until then there will be continued instances of small and stray communal riots These riots will most likely be engineered in order to politically mobilise both Hindus and Muslims in favour of different political parties An important part of the Sangh Parivar’s Hindutva strategy appears to be to weaken Muslims electorally which is possible only when a large population of Hindus form a strong political group Not just Hindus but Sikhs Arya Samaji reformers and the small section of Christians now being called “Hindu Christians” are being brought together to form a “Maha Hindu identity” and blunt the effectiveness of the Muslim vote This is probably what happened in the recent Lok Sabha elections In such a situation political space for the Muslim community will greatly decrease If this model is successful then like the Chinese community in Indonesia and the Turkish community in the Netherlands both of which are politically passive Indian Muslims will also be rendered invisible and may under pressure merge with the majority political will Hopefully however the complexities of Indian society will not permit such politics to continue for too long The writer is professor GB Pant Social Science Institute University of Allahabad [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: September 14 2013 1:06 am Related News Continental China The rapid modernisation of the Chinese navy and the American plans to rebalance its military forces to the Pacific have drawn the worlds attention to Asias maritime affairs in recent years Even as China becomes a maritime power to reckon withBeijing has no desire to give up on its continental aspirations Chinese President Xi Jinpings continuing tour of Central Asia this past week showcased the nations rise at the heart of the Eurasian landmass Most great powers of the past had either a continental or maritime orientation Great Britain and America have been mainly maritime powers Russia and Germanyon the other handwere essentially continental powers Could China be the first to break this classic divide The logic of geographymassive accumulation of financial resourcesan advanced industrial base and an extraordinary will to power may have created the conditions for China to be a great powerat once maritime and continental HistoricallyChinese empires were focused on defeating overland invaders Over the last two centuriesthe external threats to Chinese security came by sea While Beijing wants to secure the Pacific littoral to the eastChinas rise has run into resistance from Asias maritime powers like Japan and the US On its Western periphery in inner AsiathoughChina now has a near free hand Russiathe traditionally dominant power in Central Asiais reluctant to contest Chinas rise The American interest in the region has been episodic and could diminish further after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 Indiaa potential power in inner Asiais burdened by a perennial conflict with Pakistan that blocks its access to the region Favourable regional circumstancescoupled with Beijings purposeful policieshave dramatically raised Chinas weight in Central Asia within a generation China is well on its way to becoming the most important external power on the subcontinents northwestern marches Marching West At the heart of Beijings march to the west has been an expansive logic that seeks to integrate Chinas western provinces like Xinjiang and Tibet with Central Asiasouthwest Asia and the subcontinent That Central Asia is rich in hydrocarbon resourceswhich Beijing so badly needshas lent urgency to a programme focused on transborder connectivity and evacuating oil and gas from inner Asia to Chinas industrial heartland in the east Beijings economic theorem on the benefits of regional integration had two political corollaries: stabilising Chinas sensitivefar-flung frontiers through rapid developmentand gaining strategic influence across borders As he swings through Central AsiaPresident Xi has every reason to celebrate the many triumphs of Chinas march to the westplug some of the gaps and articulate a strategy to consolidate its emerging primacy in the region This precisely is what Xi did as he stopped in Turkmenistan on his way to the G-20 summit in Russia last weekand travelled to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on his way back He concluded the Central Asian tour by joining a summit of regional leaders in BishkekKyrgyzstan During the tripXi saw the Chinese companies sign contracts worth billions of dollars in these countriesannounced the construction of new pipelinesoutlined plans to deepen transport connectivity within the region and across it between China and Europeand promoted the use of Chinese currency for international transactions in the region Comparing the current Chinese plans for the region with the Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and the MediterraneanXi declared?30. withstanding United’s pressure until the final seconds in torrential rain in east Yorkshire. and by all accounts it’s a cauldron of passion with huge parochial fan bases in Mexico and US.adding ? 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