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she has won four (with two more wins coming in by-elections). IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: May 20, Others will come who can torture English skippers.nationalism? At the same timeMaoists have been able to project President Yadav as a dictator who went against a popularly elected government over the army chief reinstatement issue They insist that the presidents act must be reversed if the principle of civilian supremacy is to be honoured Prachanda has kept what transpired during his brief meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao a secretbut given Chinas search for a short term and long term partner or ally in Nepalit will be safe to assume that Maoists are top on its list But with Maoists unable to define clearly whether they are a rebel party or part of the mainstreamit will be difficult for China to define the nature of the relationship China has been telling Maoists that a long power vacuum left by the abolition of the monarchy could have dangerous consequences for Nepal That is being seen as a suggestion that if the Maoists cannot take over power immediatelythey should not be the cause for destabilising the country So Maoists seem to be in hurry to takeover powereven if through terror But the Maoists will still attempt to muster together the support of 301 members in the House of 601to legitimately form the government Alternativelythey have also sounded out Jhalnath Khanala pro-Maoist leader and Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML)that he would be acceptable as prime minister in place of Madhav Nepalprovided he condemned President Yadavs action The Maoists successful revolt hinges on many factors and many are positive Firstpro-democracy forces are split Madhav Nepal is weak and at loggerheads with some of his own party ministers including Defense Minister Bidhya Bhandari On the other hand PM Nepal is fast becoming unpopular in the eyes of the Nepal army which lacks arms and ammunitions India has conveyed several times in the past year that it is willing to resume the supply of non-lethal arms and ammunitionsshould the Nepal government make a formal request But the prime ministerunder pressure from the Maoistsand the United Nations Mission to Nepal (UNMIN) has avoided such a request A demoralised army that remains confined to the barracks because of peace agreement and a divided political spectrumprovide an ideal situation for the Maoists [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: August 3 2015 4:48 pm Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has contributed USD 1 million to support former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign (Source: Reuters) Related News Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has contributed USD 1 million to support former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign The contribution has gone to Clinton’s 2016 Super PAC (Political Action Committee) which is a type of organisation that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against candidates ballot initiatives or legislation reported Deadline Share This Article Related Article Other donors for Clinton’s presidential bid include “Star Wars” director J J Abrams and wife Katie McGrath who each gave USD 500000 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Washington | Published: March 10 2009 3:22 pm Related News Believe it or notreligion is a product of “humans’ evolved brains” A new study has revealed that to interpret a religionpeople rely mainly on the same recently evolved brain regions which divine the feelings and intentions of other people “We’re interested to find where in the brain belief systems are representedparticularly those that appear uniquely human” lead researcher Jordan Grafman was quoted by the ‘New Scientist’ as saying According to the researchers of US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Marylandsuch beliefs “light up” the areas of our brain which have evolved most recentlysuch as those involved in imaginationmemory and “theory of mind” the recognition that other people and living things can have their own thoughts and intentions “They don’t tell us about the existence of a higher order power like God They only address how the mind and brain work in tandem to allow us to have belief systems that guide our everyday actions” Grafman said The researchers came to the conclusion after they gave 40 religious volunteers functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans as they responded to statements reflecting three core elements of belief For each statementthey had to say on a scale how much they agreed or disagreed The volunteers were believers in ChristianityIslam and Judaism Andthe findings showed a link that religion is a product of humans’ evolved brains “Our results are unique in demonstrating that specific components of religious belief are mediated by brain networksand support contemporary psychological theories that ground religious belief within evolutionary adaptive cognitive functions” the researchers said The findings have been published in the ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ journal For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Updated: September 6 2016 12:38 pm Congress president Sonia Gandhi during the launch of poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh in party headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday (Source: PTI) Top News After a three-day yatra in 10 districts of Uttar Pradesh completed recently largely in absence of its chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit Congress is hoping for a miracle to happen after its workers’ meet scheduled on July 29 in Lucknow The party is making grand preparations for its “UP Udgosh” meet where Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address over 50000 workers from all 403 assembly constituencies in the state The meet is unique in many ways as it is after over three decades that Congress is targeting such huge gathering in Lucknow on the ground where mainly BSP chief Mayawati has held workers’ meet Having had some bad experiences in the past there are certain reservations in the mind of some but party veterans admit that they have not seen such arrangements and cadre mobilisation for any meeting for a long time in the state The main dais is being prepared at the height of 10-feet using metal structures in the manner used for big concerts The main stage would accommodate 120 leaders and another platform in the front would have seven to 10 leaders including the faces that Congress wish to project for its 2017 elections in UP Apart from this the contractors were busy building about 100-feet long platform on which Rahul Gandhi would walk and answer questions over the workers sitting in front of him WATCH VIDEO: Assembly Elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi Begins 2500 Km Mahayatra From Deoria “This is the biggest ever such political event that anyone would have seen on Lucknow” claimed a party leader Sources informed that to be double sure of the presence of such large number of workers about 9000 applicants have been asked to mobilise people from every booth of their constituency To assure them that good performers are awarded the party has made preparations to register each and every participant This registration would begin about three hour before the meet Even newly appointed Congress state president Raj Babbar also admitted that such a grand event has not been seen in the past as he visited the spot this Thursday evening along with Congress campaign committee chairman Sanjay Sinh and other leaders He claimed that the event would mark the launch of Congress campaign in UP Amidst all the preparations Congress is silent on the presence of Priyanka Gandhi in the meet and maintained that it would not be confirmed till the start of the event Party leaders also maintained that it would be Rahul who would take the lead in the grand show of strength planned on Friday in Lucknow While Congress has already made one attempt to launch a yatra having senior leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad Raj Babbar Sanjay Sinh as well as Chief Minister candidate Sheila Dikshit but Dikshit had to leave the yatra on the first day as she fell ill She could join back only at the concluding spot in Kanpur on the last day Though AICC General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad claimed that the yatra was a huge success but the fact remains that considering the stature of leaders that were travelling it could not draw much attention of the public even as ticket aspirants ensured grand welcome at many places Despite best of attempts the party was seen confused even regarding foot march of Rahul which was planned earlier but later cancelled While the time would tell the impact of grand preparations by Congress for its meet in Lucknow but the event has at least put a life among the cadre of the party which has not been in power in the state for past 27 years and is now moving ahead with the slogan of “27 saal UP Behal” For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Rohit Alok | Mumbai | Published: March 6 2017 3:04 am Top News Understanding the “necessity” of a transit centre for confiscated or injured animals in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region the forest department has begun work on a new facility in Shilphata According to senior forest officials the state-owned facility is likely to be maintained by a private firm At present only its boundary wall has come up on the proposed site Officials said that the centre would have a rescue van an operation theatre X-ray facilities and a government veterinarian to assess the health of the wild or exotic animals brought here The forest department said they would approach several architects for designs for the new centre “The objective is to provide the wildlife with first aid and send them to the transit treatment centre for further care At present there is a lack of space to rehabilitate exotic animals which leads to their death” said a senior state official Officials pointed out that over 500 tortoises were repatriated across the state in the past months but a large number died mainly due to “improper husbandry and lack of facilities” “NGOs have become the custodians of these injured or rescued animals It’s the responsibility of the forest department to have a dedicated rescue centre” said Shakuntala Majumdar President of Thane Society for Protection of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) “There is hardly any room left with us to accommodate more animals Sometimes we are forced to refuse admission to an animal brought for rehabilitation” Majumdar added For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsKozhikode: A 57-year-old Kerala farmer has committed suicide in a village near Kozhikode after revenue officials refused to accept his land tax The government has ordered a probe into the incident Representational image AFP KP Joy hanged himself to death at the Chembanodu village revenue office after the officials refused to accept his payments despite several attempts Joy was found hanging late on Wednesday night at the government office where he and his family have been battling revenue officials for the past two years Following a huge public outcry over the incident village assistant Sirish was suspended on Thursday for dereliction of duty State Revenue Minister E Chandrasekheran on Thursday said the incident was most unfortunate "The district collector has been asked to find out what happened and we will ensure that all steps are taken against erring officials at the village office" Chandrasekheran told the media Revenue officials from various places have been reported to have declined to accept land tax from farmers citing various technical issues State Power Minister MM Mani who arrived at the residence of Joy on Thursday said that he has spoken to the district collector Mani assured justice to Joy’s family "The state cabinet will take a compassionate approach in this case and will do the needful" Mani told the media here Written by Shaju Philip | Published: August 28 2016 12:53 am Rajkamal Talkies a movie theatre at Chirakkuni village near Thalassery which housed the circus academy now wears a desolate look Top News Roshan Rahman cannot dream of a life outside of a circus tent Since his childhood the 16-year-old and his family have lived like nomads moving from one circus to another “At the age of five I left our grandmother’s house in Sonarpur West Bengal My grandparents were acrobats My father is a trapeze artiste mother Najmal a cyclist and my sister Reshmi is a ball dancer” he says The circus is in his blood and it is his home So much so that five years ago Rahman joined India’s only circus academy in Thalassery Kerala known as the cradle of the Indian circus industry “My father wanted me to join the circus as it is a family tradition He heard about a circus academy in Thalassery In 2011 I joined the academy along with nine other students” he says But last month Rahman’s dream to become a circus performer was shattered when the academy shut down Rajkamal Talkies a movie theatre at Chirakkuni village near Thalassery which housed the circus academy now wears a desolate look Rajkamal circus has dismantled circus tents and dumped equipment at the theatre compound The academy began with 10 students — six girls and four boys aged between seven and 10 years — in August 2010 Over the past two years students have been deserting the school The only student to return to the institute after the summer vacation was Rahman “The government cannot run an institute with a single student The academy has been closed Rahman’s family wants their ward to complete the 10th standard So he is staying on at Thalassery and studying at the government higher secondary school in Palayad’’ says K Raghavan 68 trainer When the academy began the objective was to train children below the age of 14 in acrobatics The movie theatre hall owned by Rajkamal circus group was converted into a training ground A dilapidated house in the theatre compound was used as the hostel and all the children attended the government higher secondary school in Palayad The students were mostly wards of circus artistes from Nepal West Bengal and Tamil Nadu “There were sessions in body fitness in the morning and evening which were held without affecting their general education There was no proper syllabus for the academy and the government did not provide any infrastructure for the institute” says K Raghavan a former circus artiste who retired 12 years ago “If this art has to be kept alive the academy has to be revived It was formed by the previous LDF government in 2010 We hope the new regime under the LDF would have a fresh look at the academy” says K Raghu a member of the governing body of the circus academy The previous state government had sanctioned Rs 1 crore for the academy but last year the finance department objected to continuing the funds The proposal for acquiring four hectares of land to build a permanent facility for the academy was also abandoned The Supreme Court verdict in April 2011 which banned the employment of child artistes below the age of 14 in circuses resulted in a loss of students after the first batch As they began to leave the academy so did the trainers Of the five trainers appointed in 2010 only one has stayed on at the school Some circus banners such as Gemini had partially borne the expenses of the academy and had encouraged children from circus families to get enrolled in the academy Raghu a manager with Gemini says the students who have abandoned the institute appear to have joined the industry “We have difficulty in getting new candidates in Kerala as parents are not willing to send their children for this life” he says “My classmates have joined various circus firms But my father wanted me to complete Class X” said Rahman who lived at the academy hostel until last year when it shut down as well “My father contacted one of his former circus colleagues at Thalassery and arranged accommodation for me as a paying guest at his house” he says For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News The Istanbul efforts to create a ? but we can play well and get a target of 250 runs, The latter? “Irrespective of political stature, The Chile international showcased his excellent footwork and footballing brain throughout City’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford,Sundaram (Truth.

along with my boys, ‘You’re married?’ Luckily it was a boy that is like my godson and I said ‘You’re not married to him’ but I couldn’t even explain it to her because…does that mean you’re attracted to him “Why are you calling this little boy your husband The boy did not talk to me about this first He is supposed to come check and when did the ceremony go down I was crushed when she said that to me” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: August 1 2013 10:58 pm Related News After five years of writing and re-writing the scriptit seems that Dostana 2 will finally go on the floors this October If sources are to be believedthe ambitious script has finally been given a go-ahead by Dharma Productions Directed by Tarun Mansukhanithe film will be set in Punjab earlier it was supposed to be shot in London and the protagonists will be seen as incarnations of legendary lovers Heer and Ranjhaa complete departure from its earlier setting of the beach city of Miami Although official announcements are yet to be madethe film will retain the original duo of Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham while the female lead will see Katrina Kaif replacing Priyanka Chopra It is expected to release in the second half of 2014 [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: April 18 2013 12:22 am Related News No separate alert issued after Bangalore blast Mumbai police Wednesday said a city-wide anti-terror campaign was on since Mondaybecause of which no separate alert was issued following the blast in Bangalore For the last two dayswe have been conducting combing operations and mock drills These will continue?one of the promoters of Adarsh society, Our advice to them is to let the students themselves decide how much is enough and stop pressuring them about doing more as it hampers their preparation. allegedly without her consent. The Crime Branch officials said that Swaroop and Kalu had started a fight on an old rivalry. will boost the tourist-based economy of this lakeside town, it signals to the vast majority of Indians who speak no English that you represent their hopes and aspirations. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Updated: March 3,Records: B.

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