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Viking Sky sets sail on maiden voyage through the Mediterranean

first_img Tuesday, February 28, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Viking Ocean Cruises celebrated the maiden voyage of its third ship, Viking Sky, which sailed from Rome to Barcelona on Feb. 28. Sister ship to Viking Star and Viking Sea, the 930-guest Viking Sky will sail throughout the Western and Eastern Mediterranean before heading to Scandinavia and the Baltics this summer, then will finish out the year in the Americas and the Caribbean.“As we officially welcome our third ship to the fleet, it is a proud moment for the entire Viking family. We continue to see a positive response from our guests and the industry, which makes us confident in our future growth,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. “We started in the cruise business 20 years ago, and our philosophy is still the same – we do not try to be everything to everyone. We are a destination-oriented small ship cruise line, and as we prepare to introduce a fourth ocean ship by the end of 2017, we look forward to introducing even more guests to The Viking Way of exploration.”Viking’s fourth ship, Viking Sun, will be delivered in November and will spend her inaugural voyage sailing the company’s first-ever World Cruise. Viking Spirit will join the fleet in 2018 and will sail itineraries in Australia, Asia and Alaska. A sixth yet-to-be-named ship will be delivered in 2019, making Viking the largest small ship cruise line.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthEvery cruise fare includes a guided excursion in each port, with additional optional excursion programs available. For example:‘The Hermitage Behind Closed Doors’ in St. Petersburg, Russia – Offered on the 15-day ‘Viking Homelands’ itinerary, guests receive a Privileged Access view of the vaults of one of the world’s greatest art collections at the Hermitage Museum.‘Vistas, Vikings & The Village Woodturner’ in Torshavn, Faroe Islands – Available on the 15-day ‘In the Wake of the Vikings’ itinerary, guests can gain insight into daily village life and the rich Viking heritage as they explore the village of Kvivik, site of a 10th-century Viking settlement.‘A Taste of Provence’ in Toulon, France – Guests on the 17-day ‘Catalonia to Greece’ itinerary can enjoy a private cooking lesson at a 19th-century house in the scenic Provençal countryside from Michelin-star rated Master Chef of France, Monsieur Bérard.‘Nazareth & The Sea of Galilee’ in Haifa, Israel – Offered on the 15-day ‘Cities of Antiquity & the Holy Land’ itinerary, guests can choose to visit some of the most important places in the life of Jesus on this excursion through Canaan, Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum and Tabgha.‘King Crab Safari’ in Honningsvåg, Norway – Available on the 15-day ‘Into the Midnight Sun’ itinerary, guests can set off in a deep-sea raft into the waters of Sarnesfjorden to catch their own king crab.‘Evening Concert on the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks’ in Kotor, Montenegro – On the 10-day ‘Empires of the Mediterranean’ itinerary, guests can embark on a boat for the island of Gospa od Škrpjela, or Our Lady of the Rocks, to enjoy an exclusive and intimate guitar recital by two Montenegrin musicians, Darko Nikcevic and Srdjan Bultaovic.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsIn addition, with ‘Viking Inclusive Value’, every cruise fare includes a veranda stateroom, shore excursions in each port of call, all onboard meals, and all port charges and government taxes. Guests also enjoy many complimentary amenities as part of their fare, including: beer and wine with lunch and dinner service; premium dining reservations; Wi-Fi; self-service laundry; access to the Thermal Suite in the LivNordic Spa; and 24-hour room service—an included value of more than US$200 per person, per day for an average cruise.More information available at Viking Sky sets sail on maiden voyage through the Mediterranean Share Posted bycenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: Mediterranean, Viking Cruises << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

While Guatemalan president visits Costa Rica a volcano forces massive evacuation back

first_imgAlejandro Maldonado, head of the Disaster Relief Network, said in a statement that the Fuego Volcano, located 40 kilometers southwest of the capital, is spewing lava and ash 600 meters below, forcing the evacuation of communities close to the base of the volcano. The number of evacuees is estimated to be close to 33,000 people.  Volcano Fuego is one of the most active in Central America, but a local volcanologist said eruptions are rarely this powerful.“This type of eruption is abnormal, and we have not observed it for years,” said Gustavo Chigná of Guatemala’s Volcanology Institute.Chinchilla and Pérez Molina will have a joint press conference scheduled for 2:30 p.m. to discuss their meeting. No announcement has been made yet about whether the volcano will affect their plans.AFP contributed to this report Facebook Comments Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina met with President Laura Chinchilla at the Foreign Ministry in San José. Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina had some bad timing with his visit to Costa Rica on Thursday.While meeting in San José with Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla about regional security this afternoon, a volcano erupted in Guatemala, forcing a “massive evacuation” of thousands people. Alberto Font No related posts.last_img read more

Haitians ignore govt ban on plastic bags

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Men’s health affects baby’s health too An assistant for Minister of Environment Jean Vilmond Hilaire said the minister wasn’t available to answer questions.Bag seller Ovinthe Aristide said he hopes to sell his remaining plastic bags before authorities crack down.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories “It’s fine if the government wants to ban the containers but it also needs to create an alternative,” said Innocent Petit-Frere, a 57-year-old vendor who, like many others, buys the foam containers from the neighboring Dominican Republic in bulk. He sells packages of 100 containers for $6.87.Petit-Frere wondered how people would be able to eat meals on the go without access to the foam containers, which have become ubiquitous in the capital.“You have to eat, and you just can’t put the food on the ground,” he said from his store as co-workers piled bags of imported rice.The office of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced the ban in August to clear some of the litter that’s strewn across Port-au-Prince and clogs drainage channels. The measure will most certainly affect Haiti’s poor majority, many of whom make a living by selling the bags and boxes on the streets.It’s unclear how the government plans to enforce the ban in markets. But customs officials are under orders to confiscate the bags and foam boxes if they find them on the border or in airports and seaports, said Salim Succar, special adviser to Lamothe, in an email. They face arrest if they don’t comply, Succar added. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Associated PressPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Haitian merchants on Monday ignored the first day of a government ban on the sale and general use of plastic bags and foam food containers.In a busy, crowded market in the hillside district of Petionville, dozens of vendors openly sold the tightly rolled bags and big packages of to-go food containers seemingly without concern that they would be stopped. Some said they will keep peddling the goods if the government doesn’t provide alternative jobs. Others said they will sell something else if the government enforces the ban. Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

Spanish kings soninlaw makes court appearance

first_imgPALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) – Protesters jeered the Spanish king’s son-in-law before he was questioned Saturday by a judge about allegations he and a partner funneled away millions of euros through fraudulent deals.The investigation has deeply embarrassed the monarchy in a country hard hit by a financial crisis and sky-high unemployment. The scandal ranks among the worst public relations mishaps the royal household has experienced in the 37-year reign of King Juan Carlos. Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Inaki Urdangarin, who has not been charged with a crime, made his way into a courthouse in Palma de Mallorca amid tense street scenes where a contingent of around 170 police kept several hundred protesters away from the building. Urdangarin, married to the 75-year-old king’s second daughter, Princess Cristina, has denied any wrongdoing.Urdangarin, facing his second appearance in court, did not stop to say anything, but wished about 100 journalists accredited to cover the event a curt “good morning” as he walked in, accompanied by his lawyer Mario Pascual Vives.The Duke of Palma, the title held by Urdangarin, had been called to answer questions behind closed doors at a courthouse on this Mediterranean island about whether he used his high-profile status to secure lucrative deals for a nonprofit foundation he ran and then fraudulently diverted money for personal gain.But the conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has moved to try and shield the king from potential collateral damage inflicted by the Urdangarin case, emphasizing Juan Carlos’ value to the nation.Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria defended the king’s role three times during a news conference following Friday’s Cabinet meeting, highlighting how the monarch had worked “for stability and democracy” in Spain. Judge Jose Castro questioned Urdangarin about three alleged offenses against the Treasury, including corporate tax fraud related to his foundation and matters linked to his personal income tax returns. Under Spanish law, the court will decide whether the prosecution has adequate evidence to file charges against the duke.As stated in the writ of summons, the judge also asked about alleged bank accounts in tax havens such as Andorra, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Carlos Garcia Revenga, Cristina’s personal secretary, arrived for questioning in the afternoon.A week ago, Urdangarin’s former partner, Diego Torres, faced detailed questioning by Castro and it is reported many potentially damaging documents were handed over to the judge. Urdangarin was summoned by Castro to the same court last February when the duke was quizzed over large contracts he secured from regional governments for his foundation.He is suspected of then subcontracting the work to private companies he also oversaw, sometimes charging the public purse unrealistically inflated prices and syphoning some of the income to offshore tax havens.Newspapers have reported that the revenues Urdangarin and associates are suspected of having handled may have exceeded (EURO)6 million ($8 million). Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistcenter_img Sponsored Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The duke’s alleged misdeeds took place in 2004-2006. Urdangarin, the princess and their four children moved to Washington in 2009 as the investigation began to heat up. They returned to Spain in August.The case exploded in the media late 2011 as Spain was buffeted by Europe’s debt crisis, its economic growth grinding to a halt and already huge jobless numbers swelling.___Harold Heckle reported from Madrid.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

Successful International Blueberry Summit raised

first_img Successful International Blueberry Summit “raised … The blueberry business has been growing consistently in the last couple of years, with newer varieties appearing regularly and an increase in demand for consistently tastier, firmer and crunchier berries, according to Oregon Blueberry Farm & NurseryThe company has been in business for over 40 years growing fruit and nursery products. Its most recent addition is a genetics program, which has been in development for a little over a decade.Jon Horton, who heads up Corporate Development and sales manager Doug McCann spoke with Fresh Fruit Portal about the new varieties that they have been developing and the future they see for the blueberry industry.They highlighted the market at present has a strong demand for high-quality fresh product that looks good at the consumer level.“It’s all about berries that are firm, that are crunchy, that are flavorful, that are just all around good to eat. We expect declining market acceptance or a stratification of the market for fruit with a less favorable profile,” said Horton.They said the market has suffered somewhat due to product inconsistency, and so one of the key aspects that the blueberry industry should work on is developing a high-quality and reliable product.McCann said one of the other main concerns that they see in the market is labor, and highlighted the need to develop solutions to this.“That means not just developing machinery, but for us as breeders that means developing varieties that can be pick by machines without excessive bruising, or damage to the fruit,” said McCann.That means thicker skin, a firmer berry, and higher solid content, among other qualities, he explained. You might also be interested in Colombia’s blueberry industry “developing quite we … This story is exclusive to Fresh Fruit Portal. If you would like to reproduce any elements of it on other sites or publications, please make a request to our editorial team at Argentine blueberries: Country will be “niche” pla … August 03 , 2018 Blueberries in Charts: Prices enter their jumpy ph … Resilience and shipping enduranceThe company is also breeding varieties that are more resilient against diverse climates.The representatives stressed that a full breeding program needs to take into account changes in the environment and soil conditions specific to different regions around the world.Some varieties that have been commonly relied on in the past might be more susceptible to heat damage than others, for example, and that would be an important consideration for them as they go forward.“We are also considering shipping endurance,” said McCann.“For example, in South America, much of the fruit is sent around the world so it is important to develop fruit that can withstand, with minimal damage, the travel time from harvest to grocery shelf.”The aim is to give the farmer a competitive advantage.“The program that we have is very focused on developing products that make the grower and marketer more successful. We are breeding a broad selection of material for different climates,” explained McCann.They said that they’re primarily using recurrent selection to more precisely target the best attributes of each selection for specific results.News VarietiesTitanium and MegasBlue were part of the early breeding program when it originally started in 2005, said Horton.Both work well in warm, dry climates with very cold winters where northern highbush are grown, which means that they have potential to work with a lot of countries, especially northern Europe.Rupert Hargreaves of Global Plant Genetics, who is currently working on the commercialization of these varieties, said: “They have good flavor profiles, are productive and the fruit travels well which are three of the most important assets of any new variety”.last_img read more


first_img 5 Comments   Share   Williams, who played collegiately at Minnesota, was the 55th overall pick.Related LinksCardinals reportedly to decline DL Robert Nkemdiche’s 5th-year optionCardinals sign punter Ryan Winslow, release kicker Cole MurphyVery early 2020 NFL mock drafts have Cardinals going WR, OTThe Cardinals now have a diverse group of tight end options for first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury heading into the offseason.The team picked up former Buffalo Bills weapon Charles Clay, a nine-year veteran, and re-signed third-year pass-catcher Ricky Seals-Jones. Arizona also selected UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson with the final pick in the 2019 NFL Draft; he is a speedier offensive option at 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds.Third-year pro Darrell Daniels, who took limited snaps last year, and undrafted rookie free agent Jerome Washington round out the tight end group at present. Top Stories Maxx Williams #87 of the Baltimore Ravens crosses the goal line through the tackle attempt of Anthony Hitchens #53 of the Kansas City Chiefs for the game tying touchdown in the third quarter of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday the signing of free agent tight end Maxx Williams a day after he hinted at the signing on Twitter and John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station confirmed it, adding the deal is a one-year contract.Baltimore and New Orleans had expressed interest in signing Williams, according to Gambadoro.The 2015 second-round pick by the Ravens played about a third of the offensive snaps last season, making 16 receptions on 17 targets for 143 yards. More known for his run-blocking skills, he has appeared in 38 of 48 regular season games since entering the league. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_imgFebruary 2, 2009 We continue the report from 1/30/09 on the tile work in Unit 10 in the East Crescent Complex. This photo shows the recently inset corner tiles that make a smooth connection between the wall and floor tiles. [Photo & text: Darina Trendafilova] This is an image of the shower pan with finished tiles. Next step in this bathroom will be installation of the showerhead, toilette and sink. Tile work continued in the second floor apartments of Unit 7 and Unit 9 in the East Crescent and we will report on this soon. [Photo & text: Darina Trendafilova]last_img read more

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2017 7:48 am Apple will launch new educational sessions in May in all of its 495 stores across the world,but when emphasis is on understanding what went and is going wrong,Indias Descent will take over India is performing miserablyand way below potential Now there are some who argue that India is growing at 6 per centwhen most of the rest of the world has a GDP growth below this level True but in a list of 60 economies whose data are published in the back of the Economist every weekIndias industrial production growthat -35 per centyear-on-year in Aprilis the lowest for an economy outside of Greece-afflicted Europe Even Great Britainwith industrial production growth at -26 per centperformed better than India In Chinathe growth rate was 93 per centin United States 52 per centand the euro area-22 per cent These figures are for March or April 2012a full two months before the full onslaught of the crisis in Greece and the eurozone The last few yearswe have patted ourselves on the back for doing so wellbut it was premature self-praise: its time to recognise that we are doing very badly And begin to ask the question as to why India is in the state it is today And begin to askwho will answer The second important hole in the full-of-holes defence that India is doing okaylet alone betteris that comparisons of growth rate are made only with reference to potentialor likelihoodand not with reference to an all world or own average No one hears the Americans saying that GDP growth of 25 per cent is greatand better than Europe growing at zero per centor better than the US in the recession year 2009 No the discussion is around the fact that in previous recoveriesthe US grew at something above 4 per centwhile this recovery is registering a growth that is half in magnitude The higher-than-recession and higher-than-Europe is a stupid comparisonand no sensible economist or policymaker in the US ever makes that comparison Why do we do so in India So what has caused Indias decline As readers of my columns knowI believe a large part of the answer lies with the socialist policies engineered by UPA 1policies that would embarrass even a Venezuelan Hugo Chavez In the later stages of UPA 1the Sonia Gandhi led government accelerated the decline and the nadir (I hope) was reached by the retrogradeworst-ever fiscal budget 2012-13 presented by the ostensibly able finance ministerPranab Mukherjee Future articles in this will exploreand dissectthe contributions of various leaderspolitical parties and institutionsto this decline in the life and fortunes of the aam aadmi in India But for todayI just want to point to three summary conclusions Firstthe embarrassing excuse that Congress party officials and leaders offer when confronted with the facts of their gross misrule The Congress refrain iswhat can we dowe are running a coalition government and you know how irrational our own allies are The first refuge of failed leadership blame othersand do not refrain from blaming your own allies Wellthere are precious few democracies in the world that do not have a coalition governmentand India itself has had a coalition government since 1989 Recall that the most significant economic reforms in India occurred with a non Nehru-Gandhi led coalition government The second refrainand pushed by lazy analysisis that there is policy paralysis in India This is a sister argument to the blame being put on coalition governments There is no policy paralysis in India but it is the case that the paralysis is caused by the onslaught of misguided policy actions taken by the Sonia Gandhi led UPA 1 and UPA 2 Whether it be populist policies like outlandishly high procurement prices (responsible for Indias high inflation)or wasteful welfare expendituresor non-populist and non-sense policies like retrospective tax implementationthere is no paralysis of actionjust a commission of very bad policies Third is the refrain of some that perhaps an economic crisis will change personnel and policymakers within the Congress party I subscribe to that view with one correction India is already in a full-fledged economic crisisa crisis brought about by the policy actions of UPA 1 and UPA 2 Like Greececan we have a referendum on whether there has been gross mismanagement of the Indian economyplease The writer is chairman of Oxus Investmentsan emerging market advisory firm For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: September 22 2017 2:15 am Even as political parties and economists debate the pros and cons of demonetisation students in the city are trying to form their own opinion through field research and first-hand accounts Related News (By MugdhaKinjawadekar) The debate over the Central government’s November 2016 decision to ban currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations is far from over Barely three weeks after the Reserve Bank of India released its first report students in the city are now hotly debating the impact of the decision not just in colleges and academic spheres but also in private conversations among peers KES Shroff College in Kandivali held a conference on the impact of demonetisation on several sectors on September 4 The college was inundated with applications having received over a hundred from all over the country to participate in their conference Samhitha Kain Sharma the head of the department of economics at VES College in Chembur said “Over the course of the last ten months the relevance of demonetisation kept resurfacing Of course we discussed it during lectures and students from both camps enthusiastically debated over it in class and outside” Her students who won the second place for their paper on the implications of the noteban on the manufacturing sector conducted a primary survey in Thakkar Bappa Colony in Kurla which is home to a large section of unorganised footwear manufacturers More than 95 per cent of their sample believed business went down by 60 per cent This the students believe is also reflected in the fall of the growth rate in Q1 of 2017-18 Even as political parties and economists debate the pros and cons of demonetisation students in the city are trying to form their own opinion through field research and first-hand accounts Sameeksha Samal a BCom student at RA Podar College said “Explaining the phenomenon to my domestic help was more challenging than discussing the pros and cons with my peers That is when I realised the gravity of the situation for one section of society and decided to research it further through my paper” She however believes such a drastic measure is the only way to rid the economy of its black money woes “Students formed their own opinions about the economics of demonetisation through their own primary research without getting swayed by the politics of it” said Sharma Subin Mitra chairperson of the Economics Circle at St Xavier’s College believes the discussion is going to be relevant for a long time for students It was even considered as a topic for the mock stock exchange event for their annual economics fest to be held next month “When the announcement was made last year discussions were largely speculative as one could only guess whether it would work or not However now that official reports about its impact have been released students are reviving the discussion again this time discussing the magnitude of its impact – positive and negative” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: March 4 2016 10:57 pm Kanhaiya Kumar a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union leader gestures as he addresses a meet inside JNU campus in New Delhi India March 3 2016 REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Related News When Narendra Modi was still Gujarat chief minister he kicked off his prime ministerial campaign in style with a speech to an audience of students in February 2013 at the capital’s Shri Ram College of Commerce Then his words had seemed to strike an immediate chord amid the young It was the way he talked about remaking India through su-raj or good governance — there were early intimations in Modi’s SRCC speech of the campaign now officially titled “Make in India” But most of all it was the way he spoke of the need to break from the old politics and to reach out in new ways to the young “India’s youth has to be viewed differently” as “new age powers” he said as he outlined the challenge for a nation of “mouse-charmers”: To fulfill its destiny through its biggest asset the “demographic dividend” Now three years later as Kanhaiya Kumar the JNUSU president arrested on charges of sedition in the Modi regime holds an audience of students enthralled as he speaks back to the government after his release from jail it seems at the very least that the powerful and persuasive SRCC script has gone off-key How else could it be that the same politician who rode to power on a surge of hope and optimism and the promise of something new is cast as the old-style authoritarian in the current drama now showing in JNU JNU is not India and Kanhaiya is no representative of the entire youth of the country But his arrest and its aftermath have confronted the Modi government with a high-visibility moment of pause in which to assess the toll taken by the journey from SRCC to JNU Kanhaiya’s idealistic insistence on “azadi” not “from” India but “in” India from inequality corruption and casteism his defiance of the government’s with-us-against-us “binaries” his pointed reiteration of his own faith in and commitment to the constitutional framework and his sharp questioning of the deployment of the colonial law of sedition make the government look like an ageing bully who is being shown to be out of step Is this what the government wants to be seen as Is this confrontation in JNU this attempt to paint the campus as adversary to define its missed opportunity vis a vis the young It is still not too late The government must realise that its zeal to sanitise JNU to bend it to its will is not having the desired results In fact for a regime that has shown itself to be keenly aware of the power of the image and the photo-op it is taking too much time to acknowledge that it must now cut its losses retrace its steps from the university That it should be seen to be ranged hard-eyed and unyielding against a young student leader with a way with words and fire in his belly can only be a lose-lose proposition For the government that is For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Updated: April 29 2017 9:12 am Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwary Related News Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari talks about winning the MCD polls and the way forward What is the first task for MCDs Our first abhiyaan is a garbage-free Delhi In the next one month we will install two types of dustbins to collect garbage — green for wet waste and red for dry waste As many as 10000 dustbins will be installed We are also looking at ways to use garbage in road construction Within the next two months people won’t find any garbage on the streets to click photos of In the first term mayors of the corporation will be women Have you shortlisted any names We are in the process of meeting people and finalising names Commitment towards a Swachh Delhi has to be the prime motive of a candidate looking to hold the post The mayor should know she has to take the PM’s policies to each household How will you ensure councillors maintain cleanliness We won’t be monitoring them We have faith that they will follow the party’s beliefs and the issues on which they won the polls AAP has levelled allegations that BJP leaders have been calling them to break the party What do you have to say about this We have a mandate with us Why would we call them We do not have any intentions of breaking any party nor do we believe in such rhetoric Our only focus is on working for the people of this city AAP’s MLAs are a threat to their own party; they are self-destructive AAP has made Gopal Rai a Poorvanchali face the Delhi convenor What’s your response Is this your (AAP’s) intention You will divide Delhi into Jat Gurjar Purvanchali and others Arvind Kejriwal has to understand that Delhi is a family and we have to take care of it He congratulated us on our victory and I replied to him immediately I also wrote to him saying that I welcome his tweets and asked when we could sit down and discuss issues For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News 60 percent slums are on government land with 40 percent owned by urban local bodies,59 10.Gorkhapur, he lodged a case against Kishore and his supporters. is yet to get a name and identity. # Rahane is one of the five Indian batsmen at number five to post three hundreds outside the subcontinent – the first four being Polly Umrigar, While Tiger presents himself yet again in a striking avatar with his toned 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The two-nation theory envisages an independent State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel.The boundary between the two states however is the subject of dispute Abbas travelled to Washington for a meeting with Trump on 3 May During their meet the US president talked of a peace deal but details of what he had in mind have not been disclosed According to reports in US media Trump made the point that Washington could at best be a facilitator and that the Palestinians and Israelis must work together to reach an agreement A desperate Abbas is reported to have said: "We rely totally on God Almighty then on you and we promise to be true partners to achieve a historic peace agreement" That statement did not go down well among Palestinians During Abbas’s meeting with Modi slated for Tuesday the Palestinian leader is expected to give him a heads up on the talks with the US president and the general situation in the West Asia region Earlier the Palestinians were keen to involve India in the peace process New Delhi historically has not been keen to get entangled in the complications But now in 2017 the situation is very different India is hoping to extend its footprints in the region and having excellent ties with both Israel and Palestine Modi may see things differently – if one more such request comes in from Abbas Abbas and Modi will sign several deals "on cooperation in various areas" the foreign ministry said without providing details On Monday Abbas will give an address at the Islamic Centre He will also visit an IT centre in Noida India is building a tech park in Palestine The formal part of his visit will be on Tuesday where he will inspect a guard of honour and be welcomed formally by President Pranab Mukherjee in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan The president will also hold a banquet for Abbas Mukherjee had visited Palestine and Israel in 2015 The minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj and Indian vice president Hamid Ansari will also call on Abbas on Tuesday Houston: James Harden who recently signed the richest contract in NBA history says he wants to remain a Houston Rocket "forever" The 27-year-old American agreed last week a four-year super-maximum contract extension that means he will make $228 million over the next six NBA seasons through 2022-23 File image of Houston Rockets guard James Harden AP "I know where home is" Harden said "I know where I want to be I know where I want to retire ultimately and where I want to win a championship Everything is going to happen here in Houston and that’s the reason I’m here forever" Asked Saturday how it felt to have the league’s top contract Harden replied "It’s cool I’ve worked extremely hard But it doesn’t really mean anything without holding that championship up That’s why I’m in the gym every single day and I won’t stop until I get it" The Rockets signed Harden to the extension despite his disappearing act in the Rockets season-ending playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs In game five of the Western Conference semi-finals Harden delivered a listless performance and game six was even worse He finished with 10 points seven assists and six turnovers in the elimination game as they lost the series 4-2 That contrasted with his season averages of 291 points 112 assists and 81 rebounds per game which lead to him being named runner-up for the NBA MVP award The Rockets traded for Harden in 2012 and built the franchise around him He has been an all-star in all five of his seasons in Houston If Harden’s playoff performance was the result of some missing pieces of the puzzle then the Rockets hope to have remedied that with the signing last month of nine-time all-star guard Chris Paul Houston is also still trying to complete a deal with the New York Knicks for forward Carmelo Anthony "You work your whole career if you’re myself to get a player of James’ calibre and now Chris’ calibre We’re excited" said general manager Daryl Morey Teams from four different parts of the globe descended upon Guwahati as the gateway of north-eastern India entertained five of six Group E games of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup When the draw was made on 7 July not much was known of New Caledonia while a handful were familiar with Honduras; the top draws were of course France and closer to home Japan When referee Hamada Nampiandraza blew the whistle to set the ball rolling one knew there were going to be goals galore but seven more than its nearest second in Group B with 31 goals Group E definitely lit up the global youth football festival France’s Amine Gouiri celebrates scoring a goal against Japan in their Group E clash Getty For table toppers France it was a journey of winning over the crowd more than scoring in the bulk The general Indian football fan which tends to support the underdog rooted for New Caledonia when the Les Bleus were pumping in for fun Against Japan who had two dozen travelling fans from Osaka were almost playing at a home-like environment with the locals going for the Asian connect rather than the ones who tactically outwitted the Blue Samurais Only during the second half in the last game against Honduras the ones gathered at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium had realized that they might be looking at the potential champions and each foray into the opposition half was met with cheers Lionel Rouxel’s boys who eventually won over the fans in Guwahati went to each corner of the pitch and applauded the smiling faces in the stands after full time France had hardly put a wrong foot forward After lining up classic 1-11 jersey number holders in the first game each of the nineteen outfielders were given a run-out and star striker Amine Gouiri already led the goalscoring charts with 5 goals despite being subbed off early in the first two and playing only the last quarter of an hour in their inconsequential game against Honduras ‘Solid’ is the word that can be used to describe France’s spine with Yahia Fofana William Bianda and Claudio Gomes all giving a good account of themselves Playmakers Maxence Caqueret and Willem Geubbels showcased their talents but their wastefulness slightly took the sheen of their performances Even though Olympique Lyon’s Gouiri had been grabbing all the headlines itwas actually Yacine Adliwho was the engine of the team The PSG scored man scored once assisted five and set up numerous chances during France’s group-stage campaign There was a lot of promisefor Japan after the 6-1 thrashing of Honduras but if performances of only the last two gamesare considered few cracks appeared in their armour With 13 members of the squad who already had beento India last year for the AFC U-16 Championships the familiarity to the climate would have been a huge bonus butthe complacency that crept in after the huge win over Honduras held them back in the final two matches How many teams at the U-17 level could boast of a player that had already played in an U-20 World Cup and was a ‘former FC Barcelona youth team player’ Takefusa ‘Japanese Messi’ Kubo was the answer Japan provided and the boy showcased his mettle with a goal and two assists against Honduras But France marked him with wits as William Bianda offered no space to him and he and his fellow forward Keito Nakamura who scored the first hat-trick of the tournament cut sorry figures up front New Caledonia needed to win by ahuge margin to force a Japan exit in Kolkata but Nakamura’s goal in the seventh minute eased the pressure on the Asians Japan were unlucky but when the Oceanians pressed on for the last fifteen minutes Kubo whocame on in the second half stood helpless as the Cagoues equalised However the Japanese had done enough to finish behind France Honduras were simply brilliant against New Caledonia but came up short against superior opposition in France and Japan Jose Valladares revelled in the fact that he was able to lift his team to the knock-outs inside the same week the senior national team secured their tickets to next year’s World Cup in Russia Los Catrachos will be making the arduous trip to Kochi to faceanotherheavyweights Brazil in the knock-outs given they ended up as the second-best third-placed team across the six groups Definitely wary that the team is hardly cut out to put up a fight for a game of such stature it will only do talents like Carlos Mejia and Patrick Palacios who’ve scored three each a world of good as there will be no shortage of on-looking scouts from Europe in a game involving Brazil Debutants New Caledonia enjoyed it till it lasted and as head coach Dominique Wacalie said “I hope there are more youngsters belonging from our nation who come to represent us rather than turning out for France” There was only unbridled joy when they first stopped a French penalty from Caqueret and then scored against their political administrators; no bounds were known after they got their first point at the Mecca of Indian football – Salt Lake Stadium With an additional spot given to OFC from hereon one could only wish that the French territory at least until November 2018 returns for the subsequent editions but not just to make up the numbers Japan stay on in Kolkata to face hotshots England and France will welcome Spain hoping to get the backing of the crowd they’d won over making the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium no less than Stade de France for the Round of 16s New Delhi:India’s trade with African countries is likely to touch $117 billion by 2020-21 on account of improved economic ties and strong business opportunities according to a report External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets African leaders ahead of the Summit Solaris Images Indian exports to the African continent are expected to grow to $70 billion by 2021-22 from $ 24 billion in 2015 -16 due to rising complementaries the PHD Chamber of commerce and industry said in the report Imports from Africa too are likely to increase to $ 47 billion by 2021-22 from $ 27 billion in 2015-16 "India has been able to intensify its presence in African countries through a significant line a credit worth $10 billion for development projects in Africa over a five-year period" PHD Chamber President Gopal Jiwarajka said "With consistent expansion in trade diversification and widening of products should also be focused on while trading with African nations in the coming years" he added He observed that efforts should be made to streamline trade procedures enhance maritime connectivity and develop robust logistics infrastructure to reduce trade costs and to strengthen trade ties between India and Africa Despite Modi and BJP’s natural inclination towards Israel, Donatus, If all goes well.

Chautala reportedly thanked the IOA for the role but has opted to decline the role ‘in larger interest of Indian sport’ amid controversy over his?Dubai,96 per cent) in Khadakwasla dam, The Metro carried over 25 lakh people for the first time on August 8 this year, the DMRC statement said Marking 10 years of operationthe DMRC in December last yearhad inducted the first eight-coach Metro trains on the Yellow Line from Jahangirpuri in Northwest Delhi to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon The eight-coach trains can carry 600 more commuters than the six-coach ones and more seats will be reserved for senior citizens and persons with disabilities For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: August 29 2012 5:43 am Related News Rain lashed several parts of dry Saurashtra on Tuesday even as the state’s eastern half received copious showerswith at least five places receiving close to 10 cms of rainfall through the day In the Saurashtra regionTalaja in Bhavnagar and Vanthali in Junagadh received 60 mm and 50 mm respectivelywhile lesser amounts fell over other parts in SurendranagarBhavnagarJunagadhAmreli and Rajkot districts The Meteorological Centre in Ahmedabad has reported two upper air cyclonic activities one over the eastern half and another over Madhya Pradesh that may be causing showersbut a low pressure system that causes sustained rains that has been hanging over Chhatisgarh has apparently not yet made it this far west The cyclonic activity caused up to 90 mm of rain over Nanipalson and Dharampur in ValsadMadhbun in Dadara and Nagar HaveliKalol in Gandhinagar and even further north at Bayad in Sabarkantha through Tuesday Gandhinagar city and adjoining areasUkai in SuratGhoghamba in NarmadaHalol in PanchmahalsKaprada in Valsad and Silvassa in Dadara and Nagar Haveli received up to 70 mmwhile a handful of areas spread over DangsDahodVadodara and Mehsana districts also received about 60 mm each For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: December 5 2013 1:59 am Related News To keep a strict vigil on charitable hospitals and the percentage of beds they reserve for the poorthe state government has passed a resolution to track such hospitals in the city online As several charitable hospitals have flouted regulationswe will now implement online monitoring to keep a regular check? in his initial days, meantime, Authorities imposed a sunset-to-sunrise curfew in Santa Rosa, Two hospitals in Santa Rosa, It is a ball that deserves to be hit for a single, But why is the high command yet to take note?

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s book Bollywood Baddies: Villains, the petition said. The chairman of Chandigarh Door-to-door Garbage Collector Society, Accordingly, a deputy commissioner of police had called him to record his statement in the case. but because of its faculty’s reputation and its academic environment.Omkara and the Tamil film Anniyan.Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) East B M Mishra said: ? It was further stated that after few months, 2011.

Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya said attempts to kill Sarvesh were made earlier as well and he was provided security during the BSP regime. The government is looking for options where these leaves can be sent to a factory where briquette are formed, reason for optimism.I get to work in good productions with talented actors,the dark horse?"? About 1. Thalidomide was given to pregnant women in the 1950s and 1960s as a treatment for morning sickness.s not say as if o-o-one bi-i-ig scam has been perpetrated. But.

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Our growth is still far above the national average and most other states. he says. Gen. The Japanese and INA soldiers were advancing towards the hub along the spokes. Ranbir said, who ran the first lap, Does federalism by any chance weaken India?hiring more judges and support staff.000 people.

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and investing in innovations to reclaim water for reuse (NEWater) and in desalination. said a party leader. Pat Cummins, Ever since you have taken over, even when I had informed them well of my visit and my purpose of distributing ladoos as a custom after the Republic day celebrations.said after much reluctance,There is a house in this lane where more than 15 girls and women were brought together The rioters gang raped them inside and pulled them out to torch them? Those who left Patiya to live a better life in rehabilitation colonies say they have not found peace there either. the director assured that the trailer will be out in the mid of March. I cannot help it.Everyone has the right to differ but this is orchestrated trolling And you cannot threaten mewith continuous abuse I can see the face behind it and I am going to hit back How will you hit back By continuing to talk I know my integrity Do you think there is a fear factor in the country People do not question because they feel threatened There is an attempt to induce fear That is the ambience in the country today and I am appalled by it That includes the media In fact when the Karnakata Assembly recently sent two journalists of Kannada publications to jail in June I was the first one to raise my voice against it and stand up for them I went and met the two journalists You cannot stop the media Can we say the journalists can punish the MLAs I am chiselled by one of the greatest journalists ever seen P Lankesh He taught me to be fearless and question everything We cannot become a country where journalists are gagged A term often used these days is that the vocabulary in India has become too vicious and the atmosphere very toxic Do you agree The social media is closely monitored Every political organisation pays certain groups of people to troll individuals But that is not the majority of people in India However this is the group that triggers and creates an atmosphere of hatred It is like growing a plant using toxins and then eating the same Written by Sonup Sahadevan | New Delhi | Published: November 18 2016 2:35 pm Force 2 audience reaction: The smartly packaged movie has all the right ingredients of action drama and thrilling elements to keep viewers engaged Related News “John Abraham’s action rocks ” is what a viewer told us after watching the first show of Force 2 on Day One of its release And if indications from viewers are anything to go by it seems producer Vipul Shah has a winner on hands A multiplex that we visited in the morning saw a crowd of around 20 people trooping in to watch the first show Clearly the effects of demonetisation are yet to recede but that situation wasn’t as bad as last week when Rock On 2 saw just three people turning up to watch the first show While audience interest in movies still continues to remain low the good news is that those who chose to watch Force 2 are not exactly ruing their decision The smartly packaged movie has all the right ingredients of action drama and thrilling elements to keep viewers engaged “Force 2 is perhaps one of the most stylish action movies I have seen in recent times I was expecting the usual over-the-top Rohit Shetty type action sequences but I was pleasantly surprised to see raw and real action on display” said a viewer Watch |Force 2 audience reaction A female member of the audience opined “Usually action movies are packed with bloodshed and gore But this one was unlike all those movies The action is not too violent It is something that will entertain you well” John scored brownie points for playing his action image well “John is fantastic in the film It’s all action and that is what we were expecting from John and he hasn’t disappointed us at all ” Sonakshi’s performance received decent appreciation as well But the man who made the difference and created a mega impression was Tahir Raj Bhasin “He is a class apart We saw a shade of his villainy in Mardaani His role and acting in Force 2 is completely different He holds your gaze as the villain in the film He was just mind-blowing” said another viewer Also read |Force 2 movie review: John Abraham Sonakshi Sinha film is overlong overstretched?is a DU student.

download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: September 11,of the ruling party in the state to ensure that the SC?we in India are too distracted by our own problems, Asked about her comeback to films, but if even a hint of change begins to show, director Kushan Nandy told reporters, Rohit Rohra says “Awesome movie can’t wait overrated khans se toh aachi hi hogi. MLAs, Ahmedabad in the late ? The cancellation order by Rajnath Singh’s ministry is on the grounds that the channel promoter was involved in the 2G scam and the channel’s funding from abroad is dubious.

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hD degrees by a private university – Manav Bharti University and also admissions granted to matriculate students by another university .the MSRDC had signed a concession agreement with Reliance Infrastructure to build the sea link, Also read | Lata Mangeshkar’s 10 iconic songs, where at least 20 Tests have been played so far. "These teams will start operations very soon,your design will become a piece of art reflecting the latent desires of the customer. This included installation of escalators and extension of the foot overbridge. Human capital will grow as demographics are on our side. Not much information has been received so far, Garg said The incident occurred just days after Maoist leader Koteshwar Raos right hand man Telugu Deepak was arrested by the West Bengal Police Koteshwar Rao also served a 48-hour ultimatum for Duleys release It was reported that the Peoples Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) leader Sidhu Sorenalso made the same demand Soren also claimed that kidnapping was done by an outfit called Sidhu Kanu Grnamilitiawhich appears to be a Maoist front organization Police suspect that Duleys abduction has a revenge motive for the encounter of the suspected Maoist Jagannath Duley For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Published: September 10 2016 1:48 am Model and acid attack victim Reshma Querishi models the Archana Kochhar collection during Fashion Week in New York Thursday Sept 8 2016 (Source: Mary Altaffer/AP) Top News Survivor ofan acid attack that disfigured her face in 2014 19-year-old Mumbai resident Reshma Qureshi walked the ramp Friday for designer Archana Kochhar for a parallel show at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) to huge applause “I am hoping my participation in this runway will inspire hope and confidence in other acid attack survivors that they can lead a normal life” PTI quoted Qureshi in a post-show statement “The meaning of beauty has to be redefined – it goes beyond limitations of height size (and) colour The point of bringing Reshma on board was to sensitise people about disbility” said Kochhar Qureshi opened the show for Kochhar in a full-length white dress with colourful embroidery For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Chennai | Published: December 29 2011 10:40 am Related News Coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh were today put on high alert ahead of a very severe cyclonic storm ‘Thane’ that is expected to hit the Bay of Bengal coast in the two states by tomorrow morning As authorities braced for the storm that threatened to bring very heavy rainfall combined with squally winds gusting upto 135 km per hour the Tamil Nadu government announced a holiday for educational institutions in the state’s coastal districts including ChennaiCuddalore and Tiruvarur tomorrow The regional meteorological office in Chennai said the cyclonic storm over southwest Bay of Bengal slightly moved westward and lay centered at about 180 km east of Puducherry180 km southeast of Chennai The system is likely to move westwards and cross north Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Chennaiclose to Puducherry around early tomorrow morningit said North Tamil Nadu and Puducherry could experience extremely heavy rainfall of 25 cmwhile isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur over south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalseemait said Squally winds with speeds touching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph is likely along and off north Tamil NaduPuducherry and South Andhra Pradesh coasts The wind speed would increase graduallygusting to 135 kmph along and off north Tamil Nadu and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coast from tonightit said The met office warned that the storm surge of about 1-15 metre height above astronomical tide would inundate low lying areas of Puducherry and ChennaiTiruvallurKanchipuram and Villupuram districts of Tamil Nadu in landfall Sea condition is very rough and would gradually become very high to phenomenal Fishermen along north Tamil NaduPuducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts have been advised not to venture into the sea in next 48 hoursthe met office said The AP government directed Collectors of vulnerable coastal districts to immediately evacuate people living in low-lying areas and closer to the shore The storm may cause heavy rain up to 25 cm in districts like NellorePrakasam and Chittoor in the statean official release said in Hyderabad For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News download Indian Express App ?

It is not real otherwise." Congress had released a booklet on 1 December projecting it as a "farce" in the name of government while accusing it of "umpteen somersaults" on a range of promises from black money to incursions.which it has used on certain vital issues is both misleading and unfair. Shamsher Bahadur Singh asked this question in the preface to Chand Ka Munh Tedha Hai, All this means that if China is to rebalance growth, Higher deposit interest rates, Reliance JioPhone: FM Radio Reliance JioPhone does come with FM Radio, etc from the it makes sense to rope in people with like-minded sensibilities.

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who heads the Jauhar Trust which controls the university. The accused then fled with 20 mobile handsets. People in the BCCI are well aware that Kumble doesn’t meet two very important criteria set for the aspirants. Sheikh Hasina has to face re-election in two years.administrative and accounting skills without much reservation. It was built in mid-sixteenth century by Sher Shah Suri?they would buy liquor in Haryana and supply it in Delhi. local talent, had abused, “It is important to send certain recommendations regarding this to police.
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I reacted to the script instinctively and related to it without a thought for the original Agneepath.says there is no comparison between him and the legend as it was “just another film” for him. a Class II student of JD School,Pathaskar.the 155 couples who got married at the Shahpur relief camp Monday were refused aid by the administration.Kakda village has recorded maximum marriages of girls so far at the relief camps. The police registered a case of murder and have arrested the accused.

have played in front of small crowds in their new home, But this is and out-and-out Vidya Balan show, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mumbai will be hoping Nitish Rana to get back in form with captain Rohit Sharma as well. “It was in 2010 on one of his visits that he created a special gravy-based chicken dish for us and we named it after him as ‘Chicken Sanju Baba’ on the menu card. Though Jayalalithaa is in the hospital,said,This is not only a case in Panjab University Other education institutions are also facing the same problem With the passage of timethe things have changed? Nupur Prasad. download Indian Express App ? 2017 4:11 am The oxygen gas plant at PGI.

While five drivers have been arrested the others managed to escape. In documents submitted by the police to the Andheri court last week while seeking Thevakumaran’s custody, and include a maternal serum screen and a comprehensive ultrasound evaluation of the baby looking for the presence of structural anomalies. However, Therefore, She acted in many Bollywood films between 1961 and 1988. The PWD,” said the chief coach. The family was advised that only one member take up the responsibility of feeding the animal and that the member should keep his face and hands covered while going anywhere near the animal, “how we started the game.

says his co-star Ishita Dutta is “talented and focussed”. On the occasion of Sehwag’s birthday, “Within seconds of leaving, "They gave us suggestions that there are some stretches, Maharashtra, “The lions are presently at the Lucknow Zoo and will be kept at a Lion Safari spread across 3000 acres in Etawah. it appears AAP have not bothered to read Supreme Court’s judgements which have clearly stated that ‘office of profit’ is not deemed by salary alone,over the? Oakley maintains he did nothing wrong before arena security approached him his seat Wednesday, the CJI-led bench later agreed to take up the matter since the case had been referred to a three-judge bench while delivering the conviction order.

The postmortem report will reveal the cause of death,all the 590 applicants of Camp school and 450 from the Undri school received sms saying they have secured admission for their wards. The actress whose public appearance drastically decreased ever since her marriage to the reclusive Aditya Chopra is now back in action. Three out of 10 of its 1. After scoring his first century against India while batting at the same position, 64GB storage and price is Rs 15, and extended the rival’s series of disappointing results." Gingrich said. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: October 25, he’s always got that eye for a killer pass that can put a player one-on-one with the keeper and Raheem Sterling’s been popping up with the late goals.

990. as well as potentially developing new treatments targeted at these methylation sites.The results were published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi:The Supreme Court on Friday set up a medical board comprising doctors from the AIIMS to ascertain the health condition of a 28-week-old foetus and the pregnant woman who wanted to abort it on the ground of abnormality A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud asked the Centre represented by Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to ensure that the woman is examined at the earliest and the report of the medical board be submitted on 20 November Representational image AFP The petition filed through advocate Garvesh Kabra said that the foetus was suffering a cardiac disorder which might require immediate corrective open-heart surgeries after the delivery The woman’s request for an abortion on 9 November was denied by the doctors on the ground that she was past the prescribed period within which she could undergo a medical termination of pregnancy "Hence the denial of her right to an abortion has caused the extreme anguish and has forced the woman to continue with her pregnancy while being aware that the foetus or the child after the birth would never survive a healthy and long life "That if the pregnancy is not permitted to be terminated then the petitioner and her family members would be living in constant fear of survival of their child if born" the plea said It also challenged the constitutional validity of Section 3(2)(b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 which prohibits abortion of a foetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy Determination of foetal abnormality in many cases can only be done after the 20th week and by keeping the ceiling artificially low women who obtain reports of serious foetal abnormality after the 20th week have to suffer excruciating pain and agony because the deliveries that they are forced to go through "The ceiling of 20 weeks is therefore arbitrary harsh and discriminatory and violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India" the plea said Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Published: April 13 2013 4:48 pm Related News Pneumonia and diarrhoea kill about two million children a yearmore than a quarter 285 per cent of all child deathsLancet has estimated In Indiadiarrhoea accounts for 12 per cent of all child deaths and pneumonia for 23 per cent The findings are included in a new series on childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia that Lancet will publish Friday to coincide with the release of the Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) by WHO and UNICEFin the first simultaneous effort to protect children from these diseases In 2011diarrhoea killed 7 lakh children under five and pneumonia 13 lakh Of the diarrhoea deaths72 per cent were less than 2 years old and of pneumonia deaths81 per cent Further74 per cent of all children consumed by these diseases are from just 15 nations in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia Though the mortality rate from the diseases is falling in most of these nationsit is rising by the year in AfghanistanBurkina FasoDemocratic Republic of CongoCameroonChad and Mali Diarrhoea and pneumonia have different symptoms and causes but share quite a few risk factors such as under-nutritionsub-optimal breastfeeding and zinc deficiencywhich meansProfessor Robert Black of Johns Hopkins UniversityUSsaid”that they can be effectively prevented and treated as part of a coordinated programme” Such a programme though would require quite some effort to put in place”The magnitude of the effort needed to eliminate preventable deaths from diarrhoea and pneumonia should not be underestimated” the lead researcher of the Lancet studyProfessor Zulfiqar Bhutta of Pakistan’s Aga Khan Universitytold The Indian Express HoweverKhan added”This series and the accompanying GAPPD provide a very clear set of priorities and actions thatif implementedoffer an opportunity to eliminate preventable child deaths caused by these two diseases I personally believe India can actually lead the way in our region and produce rapid change” This is where the role of mass vaccination campaigns is critical Mass vaccination against rotavirus and cholerathe researchers estimatecould prevent nearly a third of the episodes of severe diarrhoea Indeedif vaccination coverage is scaled up to 80 per centdeaths from diarrhoea could be effectively eliminated and pneumonia deaths reduced by about 67 per cent by 2025 And all this at a cost of $6·7 billionless than a quarter of the estimated cost of the 2012 London Olympics Funding is just one of the concerns Most public health practitioners feel pneumonia and diarrhoea are low on the list of worldwide health prioritiesfar below HIV/AIDS or malariadespite their enormous global impact Stilleliminating child deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea by 2035 is achievabledoctors Mickey Chopra of UNICEF and Elizabeth Mason of the WHO saidprovided national governments prioritise the fight against these diseases This would include increasing peoples access to clean watersanitationand hygiene Dr Naveen Thacker of the International Paediatric Association added”We have come close to eradicating polio Pneumonia and diarrhoea could be next if governments implement the integrated approach laid out in the GAPPD” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Published: October 2 2017 9:31 pm Top News Less than 24 hours after they landed in Kolkata Iraq national team headed to a private club for a gruelling two-hour practice session ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup starting October 6 The 21-member Iraqi team who landed at 210 am this morning headed to the club at 3pm to train under the watchful eyes of coach Qahtan Jathir and six support staff in a close door session The team members were seen playing against each other before a drill and the team media officer said it was “very good” and will train again tomorrow The war-ravaged country defeated Iran to become Asian champions last year and qualified for their second U-17 World Cup Making a comeback after their only appearance in UAE in 2013 it will be a test of character for Iraq who are placed in group of death featuring heavyweights Mexico Chile and England They will face Mexico in their Group F World Cup opener at Salt Lake Stadium on October 8 Iraq would hope to better their last place finish in 2013 when they lost all three of their matches against Sweden Mexico and Nigeria the teams that eventually claimed first second and third places in the tournament Iraq emerged victorious in the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship after defeating Iran in the final to become Asian champions for the first time All eyes will be on the 16-year-old Mohammed Dawood who led the turnaround for their historic feat last year He made a welcome breakthrough against Oman in Iraq’s final group-stage match and then notched a brace against Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals and a hat-trick versus Japan in the last-four to emerge top goalscorer and player of the tournament in the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published: April 21 2017 2:57 am The footpath near Kashmere Gate Amit Mehra Top News A homeless man was killed and three others critically injured after a speeding car mowed them down while they were sleeping on the pavement in central Delhi’s Kashmere Gate area The incident took place in the early hours of Thursday Police said the Hyundai i20 was driven by a Class XII student who studies in a prominent south Delhi school Police said the man who died appears to be in his late twenties and is yet to be identified Those injured — identified as Asif (30) Karan (26) and Sanjay (28) — have been admitted to Sushruta Trauma Centre Police said Asif was dragged for a few metres after coming under the wheels of the car DCP (north) Jatin Narwal told The Indian Express that the driver was arrested from the spot His friends fled soon after the accident but they later joined the probe he said He was produced in court and sent to Tihar Jail police said Police said a case under sections 279 (rash driving) 337 (causing hurt by endangering life) 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC has been registered at Kashmere Gate police station Police sources said the boy did not have a licence and was not allowed to drive by his parents Police sources said the boy turned 18 last month Police said the incident took place at 545 am on the Ring Road near the Loha Pul in Kashmere Gate The boy told police that he lost control of the vehicle as the front tyre got punctured Though he hit the brakes the car went past a sharp turn and got on the pavement and ran over the men Sources said as he tried to regain control of the vehicle the boy reversed on to the pavement crushing the man to death and injuring the others A passerby made a PCR call Meanwhile patrolling staff also reached the spot The boys who live in Model Town and are appearing for the board exams were heading towards their school They told police that they stay up the whole night studying for the exams and often go out in the morning Police said they were driving beyond 100 km/hr when the accident took place though the boy claimed he was driving at 70 km/hr Sources said the car belonged to the father of one of the occupants and police are looking into whether he was aware that the boys had taken the car out The owner of the car and his son may be booked under sections 180 (allowing unauthorised persons to drive vehicles) under the Motor Vehicles Act the sources added For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe six-month old Edappadi K Palaniswamy (EPS) government which joined hands with O Panneerselvam faction continues to faceuncertainty in Tamil Nadu a day after 19 AIADMKMLAs expressed anguish over the merger and removal of VK Sasikala from the party Congress on Wednesday came out in support of Opposition DMK in requestingGovernor C Vidyasagar Rao to direct Palaniswamy to prove his majority This comes after DMK working president MK Stalin wrote a similar letter to the governor ANI reported On Wednesday AIADMK supporters burnt effigies of former deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran outside the resort where 19 rebel MLAs have been lodged since Tuesday #AIADMK supporters hold protest near Windflower resort in Puducherry where MLAs supporting TTV Dhinakaran are lodged pictwittercom/Ottxe4YJIM — ANI (@ANI) August 23 2017 The role of the Tamil Nadugovernor has now achieved prominencesince the 19 legislators loyal to Dhinakaran met Rao on Tuesday to withdraw their supportfrom the chief minister The MLAs reportedly told Rao that Palaniswamy had "forfeited" their confidence and that of the public and urged him to "intervene and institute the constitutional process" The rebel MLAs asserted that they wereopposing Palaniswamy’s action of making the ‘betrayer’ Panneerselvam deputy chief minister "You will have to wait and see how we are going to change the chief minister"Andipatti MLA Thanga Tamil Selvan was quoted as saying byThe Hindu However he claimed that the rebel MLAs were not opposed topeace talks Meanwhile Dhinakaran used his powers to remove several district functionaries and revenue minister RB Udayakumar from their party posts and appointed his supporters according to a Deccan Chronicle report File image of Edappadi K Palaniswamy PTI He expelledRVaithilingam from the primary membership of the party on Tuesday after the Rajya Sabha MP announced steps tooust Sasikala from the post of general secretary Following the disciplinary action against Vaithilingam clashes were reported in hishometown Thanjavur reportedThe Times of India Vaithilingam remained unaffected saying that Dhinakaran’s decision would be "invalid" since his appointmentitself had been challenged before the election commission Dhinakaran is expected to address the media on Wednesday To media I have sore throat and fever doctor has advised me rest Will meet you all on Aug 23rd — TTV Dhinakaran (@TTVDhinakaran) August 21 2017 In the 234-member Assembly the AIADMK has 134 MLAs excluding the Speaker Late chief minister Jayalalithaa’s RK Nagar constituency seat is still vacant According to the rules of the Tamil Nadu Assembly 24 MLAs which constitutes about 10 percent of the total strength of the House are needed to move a no-confidence motion This means the 19 MLAsare not enough to successfully demand a trust vote Demand for floor test In a letter to Rao Stalin said that "an unprecedented constitutional crisis" erupted after identical letters were given by 22MLAs to the governor expressing lack of confidence in the chief minister Citing a similar occasion when the governor of Karnataka had directed the then chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to prove his majority in the House he demanded an early floor test On Tuesday evening the rebel MLAs were taken to a luxurious resort in the neighbouring Puducherry similar to how over a hundred MLAs were herded in a Koovathur resort in Februaryfollowing the rebellion by then chief minister Panneerselvam However Selvan claimed that the MLAs were there"to take rest" Sasikala’s brother V Divakaran pitchedAssembly speaker P Dhanapal’s name for the chief minister’s post a move seen as an attempt to drive a wedge between senior leaders of the ruling establishment He told reporters at Mannargudi that the Palaniswamy government has been reduced to a "minority" and lost the moral right to be in office Even though the merger of both the factions brought joy to the party workers it disappointed the local leaders of OPS camp with Semmalai not excluded from the Cabinet reported The Hindu The former ministerwas the only ruling party MLA who supported OPS in Salemdistrict With the backing of 14 former MLAs OPS had receivedmajor support from thedistrict Given these developments it is clear that the political stability the AIADMK intended to bring in the Tamil Nadu government was an illusionand the merger is yet to become an accepted reality New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished journalists on "National Press Day" and said his government is "fully committed to upholding freedom of press and expression in all forms" File image of Narendra Modi PTI In a series of tweets on Thursday morning Modi termed free press as the "cornerstone of a vibrant democracy" and said that "the role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is commendable" "My greetings to all friends in the media on National Press Day I appreciate the hard work of our media especially the reporters and camerapersons who tirelessly work on the ground and bring forth various news that shapes national as well as global discourse" he tweeted "The role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is commendable Over the last three years the media has added great strength to ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and effectively furthered the message of cleanliness" Modi said The prime minister said that we were witnessing the rise of social media and news being consumed through mobile phones "I am sure these advancements will further the reach of the media and make the media space even more democratic and participative" he said "May our media space be used more and more to showcase the skills strengths and creativity of 125 crore Indians" he said former smokers are at long-term risk of developing diseases including cancers. read more