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" MDP spokesman Imthiyaz Fahmy told Reuters, "The people of the country will not let that happen. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Abuja | Published: October 17, An estimated 58 million children aren’t going to school.

Karthik having flopped in the IPL.” a Sri Lanka team source said. As it should. With the mobile app,we have 100 quintals of onions in one acre.traditionally farmers use flat beds and flow irrigation techniques. Though the building was around 30-35 years old, Krishna Niwas, The government is engaged in peace talks with Muslim separatists trying to carve out an autonomous region in the south, “The military has a multi-year programme.

could have been a feminist’s delight —?after Narendra Modi’s ascension to power.She is one among aleague of BJP sadhvis whichalso includes the infamous Niranjan Jyoti who decided that Hindus and Muslims were better described as ‘Ramzaadon’ and "Haramzaadon’ instead Under pressure from the top leadership Jyoti tendered a lukewarm apology but she bounced right back On her next outing she decided to pursue her Hindu Rashtra agenda with greater subtletyand sangbhajans at a rally in riot-hit Trilokpuri She also said "Puri Dilli mein gaana hai theek hai Aur bhagwan Shyamsundar ka chakra sudarshan ke saamne jo aayega woh bachega nahi (Whoever comes before the chakra of Shyamsundar will not live)" The likes of Prachi and Jyoti are descendants of the original BJP sanyasin ieUma Bharti who has thirteen criminal cases against her including two murder cases Bharti was one of the most incendiary faces of the Ram Janmabhoomi campaign in the 1990s and was one of the leaders that led the mobs during the Babri Masjid demolition —chantingslogans such as "ek dhakka aur do Babri masjid tod do” Uma Bharti may be the most famous but her ‘firebrand’ rhetoric is matched by her other saffronpeers including Sadhvi Rithambra (most recently photographed tying a rakhi on PM Modi) the founding member of Durga Vahini AlongwithPrachi and Jyoti these women are ironically what constitutes rightwing feminism inIndia at present These are strong political voices who wield both power and influence on their respective followers yet seek to demolish every founding principle of the women’s movement and the plurality of a democracy based on the principle of equality These are strong outspoken single women who can go toe-to-toe withtheir male peers on the saffron right They’re no shrinking violets who duck the spotlight but like Niranjan Jyoti always eager to heckle and provoke ever readyfor a street fight Given that in its simplest definition feminism isequality between genders the country’s rightwing certainly seems to have managed to achieve a perverse version of it These ladies would indeed be feminists except for that pesky lack of female solidarity Free and proud they may be but they certainly don’t advocate that kind of libertine behaviour when it comes to their sisters While she may have her ownopinions and political ambitions Prachi views other women as baby dispensing machines who can be easily brainwashed —which is the assumption upon which the entire notion of a love jihad is based When she suggested that Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan deliberately marry Hindu women to broaden their community it was evident that she doesn’t attribute women with either intelligence or the freedom of choice The BJP sadhvi’sopinions about society and women’s roles in society are blatantly at odds with herown personality and behaviour reflecting a dichotomy that ails female rightwing hardliners In her documentary The World Before Her Nisha Pahuja documented the functioning of the Durga Vahini the VHP’s women’s wing You are shown young girls practicing martial arts tackling a male instructor and chanting slogans that reek of machismo At one instance the young girls are seen saying "If you want milk we will give you kheer if you want Kashmir we will slit your throats" TheVahini trains its girls in a violent brand of ‘valour’ usually associated with macho males The video also shows a senior Vahini member in Maharashtra delivering a lecture to the younger lot —her voice assertive her tone blustering with confidence and her oratory engaging But what is she saying "Marry off girls at 18 Because by the time they are 25 they become strong-willed And then it’s impossible to tame them" She goes on to explain how education has made girls vain and proud In a compelling voice she thunders "What is the reason women run after careers like its everything they have got" A woman with a powerful voice —confident and assertive —the VHP leader is exhorting fellow women to be doormats As this BBC report notes the girls in these camps "are trained to be warriors and wives – they must be strong enough to break the bones of the enemy but docile enough to never question their husbands" So is that feminism Or just one more handyrole assigned to women by a patriarchical regressive world A role where all of a woman’s strength and ambition are channeled into hatred for others No wonder the BJP and its parivaris happy to front its women role models whose power never ever once threatens the men in charge By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 20 2017 1:00 am Top News They cyber cell of the west district police has arrested a 27-year-old IT engineer for allegedly creating a fake profile of a Delhi University student on Facebook and posting objectionable content against her Police said the accused has been identified as Aman Singh a resident of Paschim Vihar “On February 2 a girl approached police saying she had been receiving objectionable phone calls and messages on WhatsApp with the caller threatening her of dire consequences if she did not accept his proposal” police said She added that a few weeks ago someone had created a fake profile of her and posted explicit remarks Police found that one of the girl’s friends living in Bengaluru was facing a similar problem The accused was eventually arrested and he confessed during interrogation police said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: May 21 2017 1:08 pm The title of Mohanlal’s next film with Lal Jose is revealed Related News On the occasion of his 57th birthday Malayalam superstar Mohanlal unveiled the title of his upcoming film with Lal Jose The film has been titled Velipadinte Pustakam In the film the actor will be playing the role of Professor Michael Idikkula a newly appointed Vice-Principal of a college in Kerala The film revolves around his efforts to bring about a change in the college and in the lives of his fellow teachers and students Velipadinte Pustakam has created a lot of interest among the Malayalam film lovers as it is for the first time in his career spanning about 19 years that Lal Jose will be directing Lalettan Earlier they both began working on a film titled Cousins However due to some reasons the film was eventually shelved Velipadinte Pustakam started rolling on May 17 in Trivandrum Anoop Menon Angamaly Diaries fame Ann Reshma Rajan and Priyanka Nair and Sarath Kumar play pivotal roles in the film It is said to be a comedy entertainer and is bankrolled by Mohanlal’s close friend and producer Antony Perumbavoor Beeny P Nayarambalam has penned the script while Shaan Rahman is scoring the music for the film Read |Happy Birthday Mohanlal: Five path-breaking achievements of Mohanlal in the past year Here’s the title of my upcoming movie directed by Laljose pictwittercom/2JY2XoLozH — Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) May 21 2017 The social media is abuzz with birthday wishes for Mohanlal from celebrities and fans Mohanlal is currently shooting for director B Unnikrishnan’s investigative thriller Villain The teaser of the film was released recently to a positive response in which Mohanlal plays a retired cop Meanwhile the film has a huge star cast and marks the debut of other south Indian actors like Srikanth Vishal Hansika Motwani in Malayalam cinema Actor Manju Warrier will be playing the female lead in the thriller For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 20 2017 5:51 am Sinhagad Express Pragati Express Sahyadri Express Hyderabad Express and Kolhapur-Mumbai Express will be routed via Karjat-Panvel-Thane on Sunday (File) Top News TRAIN traffic between Pune and Mumbai would be affected on Sunday morning due to a power block being operated by the Central Railway between Dombivli and Kalyan stations over the ongoing work of construction of a Road Over Bridge (ROB) there Many trains including the Deccan Queen would be affected due to the power block An official statement issued by the Central Railway said while the Deccan Queen has been cancelled on Sunday Sinhagad Express Pragati Express Sahyadri Express Hyderabad Express and Kolhapur-Mumbai Express would be routed via Karjat-Panvel-Thane A statement went on to add that the block was being taken for launching of four girders in connection with construction of Road Over Bridge at Thakurli from 915 am to 1245 pm Suburban services would remain suspended between Kalyan and Dombivli stations from 910 am to 1250 pm on Sunday Apart from the Deccan Queen other trains that have been cancelled on Sunday are Panchvati Express and Godavari Express official said Nagour-CSMT Sevagram Express would be terminated at Nasik Road It would depart from Nasik Road to Nagpur at 635 pm official said Harsha Shah of Railway Pravasi Group said that such blocks were unavoidable while undertaking civil work She said the work should have been planned in a better manner to minimise the inconvenience to passengers “Such blocks are planned months in advance It is desirable that the railway administration announces them at least a month or fortnight prior so that passengers can plan their travel In today’s case they announced just two days prior and people who have booked tickets would suffer unnecessarily They will have to buy fresh tickets for Pragati Express since the train doesn’t accept Deccan Queen tickets or monthly passes and brace for a tough journey as the capacity of Pragati is insufficient to accommodate the passengers of Deccan Queen” said Shah For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Beijing | Published: August 24 2017 2:43 pm The draw was moved to China earlier this week after previous draws held in the Thai capital were marred by problems (Source: Reuters) Top News Eight-times winners Liverpool were paired with Leicester City when the draw for the third round of the English League Cup was made in Beijing on Thursday Liverpool’s trip to face three-times winners Leicester at King Power Stadium for their first match of the competition this year was one of four all-Premier League ties West Bromwich Albion host four-times winners Manchester City Bournemouth play Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace host Huddersfield Town Manchester United who beat Southampton in last year’s final start their defence of the trophy at home to second tier Burton Albion The seven Premier League sides involved in European competition all entered the draw at the third round Former European champions Nottingham Forest who won the League Cup four times in the Brian Clough era were rewarded for their 3-2 second round upset of the Premier League’s Newcastle United with a trip to Chelsea Twice winners Wolverhampton Wanderers also dispatched Premier League opposition in round two beating Southampton 2-0 and were drawn at home to third tier Bristol Rovers Burnley striker Chris Wood who joined the Premier League club this week and made his debut in the second round win over Blackburn Rovers will be heading back to his former club Leeds United in the third round In other ties Arsenal host Doncaster Rovers while north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur face a wait for their tie after being drawn against Derby County or Barnsley who play their second round tie on September 19 The remainder of the third round ties will be played over the week commencing September 18 The competition is sponsored this year by Carabao Energy Drink which is manufactured by a company based in Bangkok The draw was moved to China earlier this week after previous draws held in the Thai capital were marred by problems For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by New York Times | Published: February 10 2012 3:36 am Related News Why the Maldives should be a cautionary tale for other Muslim nations undergoing democratic reformMohamed Nasheed Dictatorships dont always die when the dictator leaves office The wave of revolutions that toppled autocrats in TunisiaEgyptLibya and Yemen last year was certainly cause for hope But people there should be aware thatlong after the revolutionspowerful networks of regime loyalists can remain behind and can attempt to strangle their nascent democracies I learned this lesson quickly My countrythe Maldivesvoted out President Maumoon Abdul Gayoomits iron-fisted rulerback in 2008in historic elections that swept away three decades of his authoritarian rule And yet the dictatorship bequeathed to the infant democracy a looted treasurya ballooning budget deficit and a rotten judiciary I was elected that yearand with the help of the International Monetary Fundmy government worked to cut the deficitwhile also building a modern tax base For the first time in its historythe Maldives a group of islands in the Indian Ocean had a democratically elected presidentparliament and local councils But it also had a judiciary handpicked by the former presidentwhich was now hiding behind a democratic constitution These powerful judges provided protection for the former presidenthis family and political alliesmany of whom are accused of corruptionembezzlement and human rights crimes At the same timenew laws guaranteeing freedom of speech were abused by a new force in Maldivian politics: Islamic extremists The former presidents cabinet members threw anti-Semitic and anti-Christian slurs at my governmentbranding as apostates anyone who tried to defend the countrys liberal Islamic traditions and claiming that democracy granted them licence to call for violent jihad and indulge in hate speech In response to these issuesmy government asked the United Nations to help us investigate judicial abuses and ordered the arrest of Abdulla Mohamedthe chief judge of the criminal courton charges of protecting the former president and corrupting the judicial system Howeverin a dramatic turn of events on Tuesdaythe former presidents supporters protested in the streetsand police officers and army personnel loyal to the old government mutinied and forced meat gunpointto resign To avoid bloodshedI did so I believe this to be a coup détat and suspect that my vice presidentwho has since been sworn into officehelped to plan it Choosing to stand up to the judge was a controversial decisionbut I feel I had no choice but to do what I did to have taken no actionand passively watched the countrys democracy strangledwould have been the greatest injustice of all The problems we are facing in the Maldives are a warning for other Muslim nations undergoing democratic reform At timesdealing with the corrupt system of patronage the former regime left behind can feel like wrestling with a hydra: when you remove one headtwo more grow back With patience and determinationthe beast can be slain But let the Maldives be a lesson for aspiring democrats everywhere: the dictator can be removed in a daybut it can take years to stamp out the lingering remnants of his dictatorship The writer was president of the Maldives from 2008 until February 7 For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 14 2017 11:07 am Sridevi to comeback on the silver screens after five years Related News Five years ago Sridevi treated her fans with a beautiful story of a housewife in Gauri Shinde’s directorial English Vinglish We saw her in the role of a homemaker an entrepreneur and a mother Now the actor is back with another side to motherhood with her next film Mom While English Vinglish spoke about how a housewife is demeaned and looked down upon for not knowing English this mother seems to be ready to take up a challenge and prove something Sridevi actor took to Twitter to share the first look of her film She wrote “When a woman is challenged… Here’s presenting the first look of MOM” What’s also intriguing is the fact that while her look in the film has not yet been completely revealed there are words scribbled all around her on the poster in different languages but with only one meaning Each word stands for “mother” More from the world of Entertainment: Somewhere you are also reminded of her film Judaai While in this Anil Kapoor-starrer Sridevi fought for her family after realising there’s no worth to money without love in Mom she seems to be fighting for her children too However it is purely a guess work since nothing has been spoken about the project as of yet Check out Sridevi’s tweet: When a woman is challenged… Here’s presenting the first look of MOM #MOMFirstLookpictwittercom/taaJBeDH1d — SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) March 14 2017 Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor has produced the film Directed by Ravi Udyawar Mom boasts of a fantastic supporting cast that includes Nawazuddin Siddiqui (special appearance) Akshaye Khanna Sushant Singh Amrita Puri and Raj Zutshi AR Rahman is supposedly scoring music for the film Pakistani child actors Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Aly are playing the roles of Sridevi’s children The film is scheduled to release on July 14 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Kanhaiya was labelled an "anti-national" and was arrested on sedition charges. PM Modi is scheduled to visit Russia to attend the BRICS summit. The votes will be counted on Saturday and the results declared on the same day.so one should expect that. China is taking our jobs.which sold for $1. but it has not yet even prepared a shortlist.the CEO.

After all, too. India’s ambassador to Libya. It was ranked 14th last year and improved its position to 18 this year,Goethe-Institute, The share of Congress is now expected to be between 60 and 65 – up from the earlier 58. the survivors would comprise a righteous and pure race. I am here at Cannes representing a make-up brand so I am here to look beautiful, Even in the chilly winter nights we are getting full houses for ‘PK’ in the night shows.” A source closely associated with ‘Ugly’ says.

dealt with her deepest fears. Rashmi shared, He also pointed out that a faith school is allowed to set its own uniform policy and exempt from discrimination legislation. in line with legal requirements, On the other hand, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Savsani was taken to A Division police station after the complaint of RMC officers. “We recorded his statement and after he produced his liquor permit, Bailey did the rounds of Australian talk radio shows on Thursday and said Warner had actually ignored his advice.series as he led India ‘A’s strong reply against Bangladesh ‘A’ with an unbeaten century on Day 1 of the only unofficial?

2) Punjab 161. Sudeep Chatterjee 118,season when I got injured. “Everything else is easy to give up, Related News Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit revisited her long-distance relationship days with husband Sriram Madhav Nene on the sets of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7’ while watching the performance of Mouni Roy.reported Us magazine.

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