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The rallies are being revived to keep Maratha politics alive.

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s own group of professional singers have decided to pay a musical tribute to Amitabh Bacchan on his 70th Birthday. including those uttered under his watch.pretty as a water lily,Trinamoolese, was the quick response Inevitable parting Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi was torn between the wishes of Mamata Banerjee for no hike in railway fares and those of his guru and good friend Sam Pitroda who heads the committee on modernisation of the railways As a businessmanTrivedi was conscious that a fare hike was necessary if much-needed reforms were to be introduced in the near-bankrupt public sector behemoth Conscious that the chances were high that the mercurial Banerjee would ease him out of his ministerial perch sooner or later because of a basic clash of ideasTrivedi felt it was wisest to part on an issue of his choosing Party pooper The Congress was so certain that Captain Amarinder Singh would emerge victorious in Punjab that a huge post-election celebration was planned to coincide with Singhs 70th birthday The captains friendPakistani journalist Aroosa Alamhad in fact obtained Indian visas for nearly a dozen family membersincluding her son and grandchildrenfor the party With the Congress losing the pollenthusiasm for the celebratory bash waned The venue was changed from Chandigarh to Delhi and it was a far more low-key affair than originally planned Unlikely choice An opposition MP who travelled on the same flight as Vijay Bahuguna some months ago found him confident of becoming CM of Uttarakhand Bahugunas appointmenthowevercame as a shock to most Congress MLAs from the state who were not aware that he was in the running Some joked sarcastically that Bahuguna was being rewarded for his sister Ritas grand performance in UP Bahugunas candidature seems to have been approved both by Rahul Gandhi and the coterie around Sonia Gandhi They ignored some black marks in Bahugunas past He had resigned abruptly as a judge of the Bombay High Court after an application was made to the Chief Justice for permission to prosecute him While officiallyCongress rebel Harish Rawat and BJP president Nitin Gadkari deny that they had a secret meetingthe story seems to have gained wider currency since they are close neighbours in Teen Murti lane At any rateRawat is believed to have sent intermediaries to the BJP asking for support as he wanted to demonstrate to his party that his threat of revolt was very real For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: August 3 2017 1:11 pm At Secret Superstar’s trailer launch Kiran Rao was asked how would the film help push real-life women to follow their dreams and what was her personal message to the fairer sex Related News Never the one to shy away from calling out prevalent sexism in the society filmmaker Kiran Rao says it’s a pity that even today women have to “fight” for something as basic as right to freedom and dream Kiran Rao’s upcoming production Secret Superstar featuring superstar Aamir Khan and his Dangal co-star Zaira Wasim is about a teenage girl Insu becoming a YouTube singing star albeit a secret one The girl takes the help of a burkha to hide her identity as her conservative father does not approve of the musical inclination Aamir and Kiran have co-produced the film helmed by debutante director Advait Chandan At the trailer launch of the film on Wednesday Kiran was asked how would the film help push real-life women to follow their dreams and what was her personal message to the fairer sex The director-producer did not hold back and said that women have been given a second-hand treatment compared to men and they have to struggle to get something which is served to men on a platter “Historically girls and women have been suppressed It’s known to all that for 1000 years women have been given second position Not in India but abroad we saw that even voting rights women got after a long time We got all kind of rights quite late All over the world women have to struggle to get their rights and recognition If we talk about pay the fact that women have to fight for ‘equal pay for equal work’ is shameful” Kiran told reporters here She added that the biggest takeaway from Secret Superstar for any girl would be that she should not be scared to “desire” the life of her dreams “I just want to tell women that the best message through this film is that don’t be scared to dream Don’t be scared to desire or want things It’s your right to have freedom to follow your heart and dreams” Secret Superstar releases on October 19 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsIndia has protested to the UK over a planned rally to mark "Burhan Wani Day" in Birmingham on Saturday questioning how the British government can allow the "glorification of terrorists" on its soil File image of Kashmiris carrying the body of Burhan Wani Reuters The Indian High Commission in London wrote to the UK Foreign Office to register its protest The rally is planned by UK-based Kashmiri groups to mark the first death anniversary of the commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit killed in a gun battle with Indian armed forces in the Kashmir Valley on July 8 last year India’s deputy high commissioner Dinesh Patnaik sent a "note verbale" on Monday to the foreign office including details of Wani’s crimes and propagation of violence in the Valley "A rally on Kashmir is a different matter but to glorify and eulogise a terrorist is unacceptable The UK itself has suffered at the hands of terrorism in the last few months and lives have been overturned as a result How can law and order allow such a glorification of terrorists and propagation of violence" wrote Patnaik The senior diplomat also questioned if the UK government would allow the same UK-based protest groups which have their origins in Pakistan to organise a rally in favour of Pakistani-origin Khuram Butt and other terrorists involved in the attack on London Bridge in June which claimed eight lives "If the same people celebrating Wani were to plan a similar glorification of Khuram Butt and the other London Bridge terrorists would this country’s law and order allow that to go ahead as well" he questioned adding that the joint statement issued following British prime minister Theresa May’s visit to India in November 2016 had categorically stated joint action against all forms of terrorism A "note verbale" is an unsigned diplomatic communication prepared in the third person and is used by foreign missions to highlight issues of importance between countries The UK foreignoffice said the note “has been looked at” and will be handled by the relevant geographical desk within the department before a response can be issued A meeting was held earlier this week in Sparkbrook area of Birmingham to plan for the rally scheduled to take place outside the Council House in the heart of the city in the West Midlands region of England on Saturday afternoon Groups such as Tehreek-e-Kashmir Europe are believed to be involved in the organisation of the rally as part of a so-called "Martyrdom Day" call for Wani from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir The same groups were caught on camera waving images of Wani and "We Want Freedom" posters during the India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on 4 June Any rallies planned in the UK are required to seek police permission in advance West Midlands Police said it will "look into" the details of the proposed rally The latest communication between the Indian high commission in London and the foreign office reflects an increasingly outspoken stance being taken by the Indian government over sensitive issues The Indian high commissioner to the UK YK Sinha had spoken out last week against what he described as "anti-India activity" on British soil "The way the UK permits anti-India activity on its soil in Delhi people are quite perturbed about that We are also a democratic society but we do not discuss issues that affect our friends and allies"he had said during the launch of a new book on India-UK ties titled ‘Winning Partnership’ The Indian community in Birmingham is also mobilising to lobby local councillors and MPs to register their protest against the proposed rally Written by SN Sahu | Published: July 29 2016 12:15 am The bill is now scheduled to be discussed in the house on August 5 Top News The Power to make law is the most important power of Parliament Either the government or a member of Parliament can initiate legislation for making law Any MP who is not a minister is a private member and he or she can submit a legislative proposal for enacting it as law Discussion on a private member’s bill rarely gets disrupted as it did on July 22 2016 when the private member’s bill concerning special status for Andhra Pradesh was caught up in a pandemonium There was a demand from a section of the house on July 26 and 27 that the bill be taken up for voting Rule 24 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of Rajya Sabha mandates that unless the chairman otherwise directs not less than two-and-a-half hours of a sitting on Friday shall be allotted for transaction of private members’ businessThe bill is now scheduled to be discussed in the house on August 5 Out of 14 private members’ bills enacted so far since the commencement of Parliament in 1952 five were introduced in the Rajya Sabha and became law of the land These are: The Ancient and Historical Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Declaration of National Importance Second Amendment) Bill 1954; the Hindu Marriage (Amendment)Bill 1956; the Indian Marine Insurance Bill 1959; the Orphanages and other Charitable Homes (Supervision and Control) Bill 1959; and the Indian Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 1963 The importance of private members’ legislations cannot be understood just by their sheer quantity or in terms of the number of such legislations becoming acts of Parliament The real value can be measured from the ripples they cause and their impact on the government and the public at large The then nominated Rajya Sabha MP Rukmini Devi Arundale’s stirring speech on her private member’s bill for preventing cruelty against animals moved Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who assured her of a comprehensive law and she thereafter withdrew it In 1954 Lilavati Munshi’s private members’ resolution against screening of undesirable films was adopted by the Rajya Sabha and the government therefore amended the Cinematograph Act and imposed censorship on films In the 1970s the Rajya Sabha adopted Banka Behary Das’s resolution for abolition of privy purses and privileges of princely rulers and it was historic in every sense of the term In 2015 Tiruchi Siva’s private member’s bill on the rights of transgenders was passed by the Rajya Sabha 37 years after the house last passed a private member’s bill Unruly scenes do disrupt the private member’s business On May 7 2010 the chairman Rajya Sabha in his valedictory remarks observed that private members’ business suffered the most on account of disruptions of proceedings of the House Private members’ resolutions are like “… mirrors with high reflectance value” and these are taken seriously even though very few are adopted by the house Therefore MPs are in the forefront to initiate private members’ resolutions and bills on numerous issues and press for discussion and voting The historic role played by private members in initiating legislations and resolutions influenced the thinking of the government and propelled it to bring comprehensive legislations on the subject Former President R Venkataraman as chairman Rajya Sabha in his speech on the “The Role of a Private Member of Parliament” delivered in the Harold Laski Institute of Political Science in 1986 cherished his role as a private member more than any other role he played in public life Private members’ resolutions on abolition of capital punishment moved in the Rajya Sabha in 1958 and 1961 by Prithviraj Kapoor and Savitry Devi Nigam respectively and the latest such resolution of D Raja pending in the house were invoked by Gopal Gandhi in an insightful article on the subject In the 1950s Rajya Sabha MP Seeta Paramananda was repeatedly requested by ministers to withdraw her private member’s bills and resolutions and she sarcastically observed that the time allotted for Friday for private members’ business should be rechristened as “government assurance day for comprehensive legislation” Introduction of more private members’ bills augurs well for our democracy These are healthy indicators of constructive and deliberative legislative behaviour which are categorical imperatives for parliamentary democracy The author is joint secretary Rajya Sabha Secretariat The views expressed are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Cairo | Published: October 16 2017 11:54 pm Mohamed Aboutrika turned down the call to return in a message to his supporters (Source: AP) Top News Soon after Egypt qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990 a hashtag began trending on social media: “Aboutrika to the World Cup” In a country where soccer and politics often mix and often with explosive results the pro-government media didn’t like that The hashtag unleashed an intense online campaign by tens of thousands of fans calling for former star midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika who is now living in exile in Qatar to come out of retirement and play for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia next year It stirred a storm in the Arab country because of Aboutrika’s alleged ties to the Muslim Brotherhood an Egyptian Islamist group that has been outlawed and declared a terrorist organization by the government The Brotherhood was outlawed after the military’s ouster of a freely elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013 The 38-year-old Aboutrika faces a host of charges rooted in his alleged financial support for the Brotherhood and lives in exile knowing he risks arrest if he returns home His assets have been frozen by Egyptian authorities and his name is on a terrorism list He now makes a living as a soccer pundit on the Qatar-based sports channel beIN Aboutrika turned down the call to return in a message to his supporters “These are kind feelings for which I thank you” he wrote on his Twitter account “But realism is better and I don’t steal the efforts of others Those men (on the current team) deserve to be there alone” Yet that gentle refusal didn’t stop the storm around him and the unfavorable comparisons made by some between Aboutrika and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah the team’s current star and new darling of the pro-government media “Mohammed Salah is the player who stood by his country not like the other one (Aboutrika)” said Ahmed Moussa perhaps the most ardent government supporter among TV talk show hosts “He (Salah) is Egypt’s only star” The 25-year-old Salah endeared himself to fans with both goals including an injury-time penalty in a 2-1 win over Republic of Congo on Oct 8 that ensured Egypt qualified for the World Cup for just the third time and first time in nearly 30 years Salah has also been embraced by the government of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and its supporters in the media as a patriot A donation of 5 million Egyptian pounds (nearly $300000) Salah made in December to a development fund founded by el-Sissi has gone a long way to endear him to them In the week since qualification Salah has been branded golden boy legend and genius One media commentator Dandarawy el-Hawary of the daily Seventh Day wrote of Salah’s decisive goal against Republic of Congo: “It touched off the volcanoes of patriotism sense of belonging and love of one’s country” Not long ago Aboutrika was the national hero he still is to many after playing a central role in Egypt’s three straight African Cup of Nations titles in 2006 2008 and 2010 Those triumphs made Egypt Africa’s most successful team with a record seven titles Now the pro-government media refers to him as a traitor Another talk show host Amr Adeeb suggested the campaign to bring Aboutrika out of retirement was the work of government critics and berated him for his failure to lead Egypt to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Aboutrika has been labeled a mercenary with his job with the Qatar-based beIN used as evidence of his lack of patriotism because of Egypt’s diplomatic spat with Qatar over the tiny Gulf nation’s alleged support of terrorism Aboutrika’s supporters argue that to have him back on the team would be a just reward for his dedication to Egypt and compensation for his failed efforts to get the team to previous World Cups They point out that Argentina great Diego Maradona and Cameroon’s Roger Milla both came out of retirement to play for their countries at the World Cup Responding to the criticism from government supporters Aboutrika’s fans have also been posting videos of him scoring goals for club and country in years past with commentators lavishly praising him for his skill and passion For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top Newsincluding NDMA and UNESCO.After this, Still, ? Cricket is a game of ups and downs. It is known that Ferrari is the only team that holds a small stake in Formula 1.

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457, a left-arm chinaman spinner from Kerela, ultimately, the increasing communalisation of love marriages and of democracy itself. I could not get selected for the National Team and hence grew my focus on umpiring. Weeks later,I translate my real-life emotions into the screenplay. I do hope he will keep improving and maintain his rhythm. he said.

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