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Among the activists in Pune who were irked by the petition was Manav Kamble, he said, Another scandal that broke during the recent campaign evinced crooked favoritism within the government-run Fondo Indigena that finances agricultural and other projects with funds from Bolivia’s natural gas industry, he says. he did oblige the fans posing for? Anushka Sharma.

S-Myanmar ties have been improving since the military began withdrawing from the running of the country in 2011, helicopters or drones.King Abdullah. Hollywood actor Heath Ledger, The 5 per cent number had appeared to be better than what most anecdotal evidence suggested. there will undoubtedly be increased uncertainty about both power supply and foreign investment.wearing this violet suit?" said Baltasar Garzon on Monday,a former Spanish judge who is Assange’s lawyer Swedish prosecutors offered earlier this month to drop their previous demand that Assange come to Sweden for questioning about the 2010 allegations marking a significant U-turn in the case that has been deadlocked for nearly five years WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Sweden issued an arrest warrant for Assange in 2010 following allegations from two women in Sweden one who claimed rape and another who alleged sexual assault The Australian former hacker who has always vehemently denied the allegations and insisted the sexual encounters were consensual has been ensconced in Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden He has long offered to be interviewed by prosecutors at the embassy or by video link "That offer has always been on the table It has been repeated again and again and again and I am very pleased that the prosecution has finally accepted that offer" Assange said via video feed to a diplomatic conference on how to protect whistleblowers from prosecution He added though that "there are details to work through" since three countries were involved and it remained unclear which jurisdiction would apply Garzon told AFP on the sidelines of the conference in Geneva that the defence team had yet to respond to the Swedish authorities’ request for an interrogation to take place at the Ecuadorian embassy in London "Of course we will agree to the interrogation but they have to guarantee minimum prerequisites" he said stressing that giving the defence access to the investigation files was "simply the minimum rights of any person subjected to a judicial process" He said it remained unclear when the interrogation might take place but that "it should be fast" AFP Published: April 23 2015 12:29 am Related News Letter of the Week Award To encourage quality reader intervention The Indian Express offers the Letter of the Week Award The letter adjudged the best for the week is published every Saturday Letters may be e-mailed to editpage @expressindiacom or sent to The Indian Express B-1/B Sector 10 Noida-UP 201301 Letter writers should mention their postal address and phone number The winner receives books worth Rs 1000 Our PM This refers to ‘In House land line gives Congress a Rahul recharge’ (IE April 21) In his speech in the Lok Sabha Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi repeatedly pointed at his opposition and called Narendra Modi “your PM” When BJP members protested and said that he is the country’s prime minister Rahul shot back saying Modi was the country’s prime minister alright but did that mean he was not their prime minister I fail to understand if Rahul was trying to be funny or if after his long sabbatical probably outside India he had lost sight of the fact that he is also a citizen of this country and that makes Modi his prime minister as well Or is it just a case of arrogance and contempt for democratic institutions — AK Shukla Delhi Death of humanity It is unfortunate and tragic that a farmer from Rajasthan committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in full view of thousands of people at an AAP rally in Delhi Apparently the people present there preferred to take photographs of the incident rather than try to stop it Timely action by the onlookers could have saved the farmer’s life But instead of taking quick action then a futile blame game has now started — SK Khosla Chandigarh Viable alternative At a time when the farmer community is in extreme distress because of the unseasonal rains politics should have been set aside — the government and Opposition should have sat across the table and tried to find ways to bring relief to farmers Instead the Opposition sees in the rural distress an easy opportunity to score political points The editorial ‘Two speeches’ (IE April 22) raised a pertinent question: does the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress have an alternate roadmap to offer the beleaguered farming community Rahul’s speeches reflect poorly on him and his party They were low on substance and high on rhetoric The country needs both agriculture and industry The government has to be the facilitator for the farmer as well as the industrialist — MC Joshi Lucknow The right to work This refers to ‘Eating beef not fundamental right Maharashtra tells HC’ (IE April 22) The Maharashtra government is using the usual diversionary tactics to shift focus from the real issue Eating beef might not be a fundamental right but a fair and equal opportunity to earn one’s livelihood is The abrupt outlawing of the beef trade has done away with the only source of many people’s livelihood — Nivedita Dwivedi Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Dattatrye More | Pune | Published: March 28 2017 9:14 am Top News EXACTLY AT 1030 am when the gates of St Joseph’s Boys School Khadki opened to let the SSC students inside the exam centre on Monday 15-year-old Pranali Gaikwad felt uncomfortable and suddenly collapsed on the road Pranali apparently suffered from a “heatstroke” after being out in the blazing sun for a good 45 minutes Parents and other students immediately rushed to help and offered her water Little later she gained consciousness Pranali is a student of St Joseph’s Girls Convent School situated near this school The girl was taken in by the school authorities and asked to rest in the staff room At 1115 am Pranali entered the classroom to take the exam “Though I lost 15 crucial minutes I could finish the paper well on time” said Pranali breaking into a smile as she came out of the exam centre at 1 pm Pranali said her grandfather Ankush Jadhav brought her to the exam centre on a two-wheeler “In the traffic jam at Dapodi we were stuck for quite sometime” she said adding “The blazing heat and vehicular pollution were unbearable and made her dizzy the moment she reached the exam centre” To compound Pranali’s woes she had to stand outside the school premises as the SSC students are allowed inside only at 1030 am Some students escaped the heat by taking shelter under trees Principal Father Anand said “We have our other classes till 10…therefore we allow SSC students only by 1030 am” he said Parents however said the SSC board should direct schools to provide some seating arrangements as standing outside the gate is too much during hot days “Not just at this school at all schools the scene is similar Children have to sweat it out in the blazing sun and risk their lives on road” P Lokhande a parent Sunil Padham another parent said the 11 am timing for SSC exam in March is inappropriate “Children start from home at 930 am or 945 am…it is the peak traffic hour across the state and the situation is worse in places like Mumbai The exam should ideally start at 9 am between 7 am and 9 am as there are a few traffic snarls” he said Also Padham said the heat is too much in the month of March when the temperature keeps rising “Therefore 9 am time for SSC exam should be ideal as an individual is also fresh” he said When contacted SSC board secretary K Patil said the school should make efforts to provide proper seating arrangements under shades for students “Some schools do it others should also follow” he said Pertaining to exam timings Patil said if they get written suggestions from parents they will be discussed and appropriate action will be taken For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: ANI | New Delhi | Published: March 20 2017 3:58 pm Delhi High Court (File Photo) Top News The Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of petition filed seeking coloured photograph of candidates on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the upcoming Delhi Municipal polls Earlier on March 16 the high court had disposed off the pleas seeking to nullify the notification for delimitation of wards for the MCD polls The court observed that the objections were not raised earlier even when the following process was followed: – Two different drafts pertaining to this notification were uploaded online at different points of time – Objections were invited advertisements were given and recommendations were also received After several meetings demarcation was done – The final list was published after extensive discussion and deliberation in a transparent manner the court said The court also observed that it would be improper to consider the petition after the issuance of the final notification (which was done on January 13) Municipal elections are likely to be held in second half of April and the model code of conduct will come in force in March As per the mandate the municipal polls are required to be completed before April 27 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: May 7 2017 1:32 am Top News The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) may have blacklisted three of the 16 contractors implicated in the Rs 2000-crore roads scam but the civic body has so far taken action against only two chief engineers of the roads and vigilance department Though two rounds of inquiry had found a large number of officials to be complicit in the roads scam apart from transferring two deputy chief engineers no inquiry has yet been initiated against other engineers Officials who conducted the inquiry said the reports and subsequent action mostly focused on the contractors and less on the civic officials “Both the reports had mentioned that the involvement of roads department engineers and their negligence contributed to the scam Sub-engineers assistant and deputy engineers have all been found to be involved in some way or the other and will have to be held responsible But there has been no departmental inquiry so far against the engineers and it seems to be a forgotten business now” said an official After the first inquiry report the civic administration had suspended Ashok Pawar chief engineer of the roads department and Uday Murudkar chief engineer of the vigilance department They were subsequently arrested At the time Sanjay Darade the current chief engineer of the roads department was the deputy chief engineer of the city zone Archana Achrekar managed the eastern suburbs and Tarang Namdev Kumar led the western suburbs Last year after the first inquiry report was submitted while Darade was promoted Achrekar was sent to the city engineer department as the deputy chief engineer of building constructions and Kumar was transferred to the sewerage projects department “Despite allegedly having a significant involvement they were not subjected to any kind of inquiry There is a chance that the contractors’ lobby is responsible for this since they don’t want the engineers to give any statements which could incriminate them in the case” the official added Sources within the civic body said even though the second report which included the discrepancies in around 200 roads had been submitted in September last year it was not brought to the public forum until after the civic elections were held in February this year Even though the civic administration had taken up a departmental inquiry against 85 civic officials implicated in the Rs 150 crore de-silting scam and has even started the process of drafting chargesheets against them no such orders have been given out in the case of the roads scam Hinting at how deep the contractors’ lobby runs the official added that their findings during the inquiry has led them to believe that around five engineers were responsible for colluding with the contractors responsible for the shoddy quality of roads in the city “There are four or five engineers who have been working in the roads department for more than a decade Even if they are transferred they find their way back into the roads department with the help of the contractors’ lobby We believe these engineers had helped the contractors who have gotten away with shoddy work year after year in the past” the official said Other senior civic officials however are confident the inquiry will take place “It is true that two deputy engineers were transferred because of their involvement in the roads scam However the departmental inquiry will have to be conducted and it will begin after the pre-monsoon works are over” said a senior civic official For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News local time (0500 GMT) and polling stations close at 09:00 p.s plan for an elevated corridor.

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