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But that runs both ways. Shrikant Jadhav, D. He is known for his villainous roles in the 80s and 90s, Both equally poor shots on the forehand side and both landing into the tramlines. who had last directed one film in the anthology “Dus Kahaniyaan”, to ? Mikel San Jose opened the scoring early at San Mames Stadium, in support of various farmers-related demands,although the police foiledtheir bid According to police at least 444 Congressmen including AICC General Secretary and state-incharge PL Punia AICC secretary Kamleshwar Patel and party’s state chief Bhupesh Baghel were arrested during the protest Barricades were installed at Mandi gate near Lodhi Para chowk to stop the protestors Representational image AFP "As many as 444 Congress leaders and workers were arrested as a preventive measure while they were marching towards the Chhattisgarh assembly" Raipur Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Agrawal told PTI However they were later released unconditionally he added In view of the protest around 800 security personnel led by senior police officials were deployed at different places including in the assembly and on the routes heading towards it to avert untoward situation the ASP said Meanwhile Congress claimed that around 12000 farmers participated in the protest held under the aegis of its farmer wing and of them 4590 courted arrest Addressing the gathering on the occasion Punia accused the ruling BJP of ignoring the interest of farmers and ditching them by not providing bonus and minimum support price (MSP) against paddy procurement as promised by them in their manifesto during the last assembly poll (2013) Ahead of the last assembly elections the BJP had assured to give Rs 300 bonus to farmers for paddy procurement for the next five years but now it is only giving it for the paddy procured in 2016-17 Punia said "Recently the Raman Singh government had imposed section 144 of CrPC and detained farmers who were protesting in support of their demands in several districts of the state which clearly reflects the oppressive face of this government" he alleged Punia further demanded that the state government should procure every single grain of paddy from farmers Speaking on the occasion Baghel also hit out at the ruling BJP and accused that it’s "anti-farmers" policy has led to the increase in cultivators’ suicide in the state One-day special session of the state legislative assembly was convened todayto seek approval of the House for spending about Rs 2100 crore to disburse bonus to the farmers against the paddy procured in the kharif marketing season 2016-17 Mumbai: The war of words between Shiv Sena and BJP has further intensified with a publication by the latter daring the junior alliance partner to take ‘divorce’ BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari’s article published on Wednesdayin Maharashtra party unit’s fortnightly publication ‘Manogat’ titled ‘When are you taking talaq Mr Raut’ has dared Sena to walk out of the alliance while enumerating the sacrifices BJP has made in past couple of decades-and-a-half to keep the tie-up intact The article also attacks Sena MP Sanjay Raut for his recent ‘Nizam’ remarks "On one hand they eat ‘biryani’ in plate given by the same ‘Nizam’ and then criticise us on the other hand They have got ministries at the Centre and state enjoy perks of power only because of the favour of the same ‘Nizam’ and then curse BJP This is called ‘ungratefulness’" the article says "If they feel so oppressed by ‘Nizam’ why don’t they just walk out" the article says adding "But they don’t show that courage" A file photo of Sanjay Raut News 18 Raut recently said the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra were worse than the government of Nizam "They sit with us ‘eat’ with us and then attack us as well.it’s better to take ‘talaaq’ from Nizam’s father So Mr Raut when are you taking talaaq" Bhandari asked Criticising Raut for his selective vision the article says that while he feels the present government has done a lot of injustice they don’t see the great amount of work done through ‘Jal Yukta Shivar’ in Marathwada Highlighting BJP’s better striking rate in elections the article further says "In 1995 BJP contested 117 seats and won 65 In 2009 despite contesting lesser seats the BJP won two seats more than the Shiv Sena" "Sanjay Raut and Shiv Sena president are not able to digest the fact that their strength is declining and that is why they are frustrated They should accept the changing political situation and stop blaming us" Bhandari opined "We outnumbered the Shiv Sena in Aurangabad and Kalyan-Dombivali polls Voters are considering BJP as a strong option and that is what is hurting the Sena most" it stated The article further said that the BJP has made several sacrifices like leaving constituencies for the Shiv Sena which had been won by the BJP candidates several times in the past – like Pune Thane and Guhagar Defending his article Bhandari said "Earlier we chose to ignore such things but they have crossed the limits of decency This was discussed in our recent state convention as well But now we want to tell them straight if they don’t find it worth they should find their own path" Published: January 13 2014 5:18 am Related News Instead of having two time zones Indian Standard Time should be advanced by half an hour With the Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s demand for a separate time zone for his state the periodic interest in adjusting Indian Standard Time (IST) seems to have been rekindled We have conducted extensive studies to analyse the benefits accruing to the country from the three different options available to adjust standard time These are: One dividing the country into two time zones; two instituting Daylight Saving Time (DST); and three advancing IST by half an hour that is changing IST to being six hours ahead of GMT instead of the present five and a half hours The main effect concerned the reduction in electricity consumption based on the analyses of several thousand load curves for the five Indian electric regions and 13 different states A daily load curve shows minute to minute power demand for 24 hours Contrary to popular belief we found that dividing the country into two time zones (eastern and western) yielded minimum electricity saving (08 billion units) followed by using DST (09 bU) The studies showed that a half-hour advancement will yield an electricity saving of 27 bU every year year after year These savings may appear insignificant when compared to the total electricity consumption of over 700 bU per year but they acquire significance when we notice that advancing IST by half an hour would reduce the evening peak energy demand by 18 per cent which the utilities find hard to meet Besides saving the least amount of energy the proposal of dividing the country into time zones entails other problems that cannot be ignored The most obvious consequence of partitioning the country into two time zones would be that travellers would have to adjust their watches or cellphones every time they crossed the zonal boundary It is true that several developed countries have multiple time zones In our country where at many places railway lines are single track and with manual controls one major accident could wipe out the electricity benefits that we may derive from such a division With a time difference of one hour in the mornings and in the evenings there would be nearly 25 per cent less overlap between office timings in the two zones This could be important for banks offices industries and multinational companies which need to be constantly interconnected This will be further detrimental to productivity and to the interests of the eastern region There is already a sense of alienation between the relatively prosperous and industrialised western zone and the less developed eastern zone The people in the Northeast sense a distance from the mainland and a separateness in clock time may accentuate it Having a separate time zone for the eastern region will provide no energy or other benefits to the rest of the country Moreover India will continue to be in off-set time zones five and a half hours in the west and six and a half in the eastern region ahead of GMT still differing by fractions of hours instead of integers as is the case in 97 per cent of the regions in the world So far as introducing DST is concerned only countries away from the equator in both the north and the south stand to benefit from it India is too close to the equator either to need or benefit from DST Besides DST will involve having to adjust the clock twice every year and the probability of railway or other accidents would again increase Advancing IST by half an hour would require the clock to be adjusted only once Our analyses indicate that all states stand to gain from the adjustment Some states in the north and north-west will have the sun rise when it is still dark in the winter We recommend that school timings may be adjusted during winter months (or weeks) to avoid having to send children to school in the dark By adjusting IST we will use sunlight for longer than at present The extra daylight for half an hour in the evening for the whole country (which results in the energy saving) is likely to reduce traffic accidents which peak during dusk Although we are unable to quantify these benefits there could also be an increase in outdoor and sporting activities shopping and productivity We are firmly of the opinion that a one-time half-hour advancement of IST will be the most beneficial option for the entire country not zonal division By advancing IST by half an hour we meet the demand from the east half-way By advancing IST the entire country reaps the benefits of DST and two time zones but with none of the inconveniences or apprehensions expressed In addition the country stands to save more energy especially in the evening than it may otherwise DP Sengupta and Dilip R Ahuja The writers are with the National Institute of Advanced Studies Bangalore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 30 2017 10:53 pm Rajeshwari Gayakwad returned with a fifer against New Zealand in a do-or-die match (Source: AP) Top News Member of the Indian women’s team which recently qualified for the ICC Women’s World Cup final Rajeshwari Gayakwad has acknowledged that while she hails from the historical town of Bijapur people will now also know it as a place where an Indian cricketer lives After returning from England where she endured a successful campaign Gayakwad has had heroes welcome back home at Bijapur “Yes I come from a historical place known for its architecture but probably now people know that an India cricketer lives there” Rajeshwari Gayakwad said in an interview with the PTI and added “It feels really nice I could have never imagined that this is the kind of response we will be getting from everyone — cricket lovers media and everyone around Only if my father would have been there to see all this I don’t think anyone would have been more proud than him” However Rajeshwari’s journey to the top has been far from easy as she lost her father just after she made her India debut “I still miss him every day My father passed away in 2014 just after my India debut I came back after playing my debut international series (T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka) and he passed away Even when I step onto the field I feel he is watching me from somewhere” said Rajeshwari and added “My father aspired to play serious cricket but never got a chance to express himself When he realised I had talent he wanted that I get formal coaching Initially I was bowling left-arm medium pace but it was my coach who told me to try left-arm orthodox spin Within two months of formal coaching I was playing for the Karnataka state team” Meanwhile speaking about her success at the World Cup Rajeshwari said that consistency is the key to success “The key to success in limited overs cricket is consistency My forte is bowling wicket-to-wicket I believe in stifling the batsmen for runs Obviously as a bowler you need to have variations I am working on flighted deliveries drift The more I play the better I will get” she said After returning to her hometown Rajeshwari is slowly gaining popularity Speaking about it she said “My mother tells me that earlier people knew that there is this girl who plays for India but they now know Rajeshwari is from Bijapur There is a connect — our girl has played World Cup final” Rajeshwari said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsA gradual breakdown of the public/private domain is evident in the fact that women are being welcomed into spheres that were previously dominated by men On 5 June the Indian Army one of the largest in the world announced that it is ready and willing to recruit women in combatant positions Combatant positions in the military were for a long time considered the domain of the man and this announcement is nothing but incredible in a world where gender barriers are coming down vigorously to allow for a more tenable integration of the public and private spheres Army chief General Bipin Rawat stated that the procedure to hire women in combat roles is moving swiftly Speaking to PTI he said "I am looking at women coming in as jawans I am going to start it soon Firstly we will start with women as military police jawans. We have already started the process and women will now have an opportunity to show their grit and strength in taking up challenges in combat roles and shattering the glass ceiling" If this procedure is indeed adopted India will join the league of elite nationssuch as Britain Finland Germany Australia Canada the US Denmark France Norway Sweden and Israel that recruit both women and men in combat roles in their armed forces It is not that women were isolated from the battlefield altogether — but until now women have served in the army in gender-stereotyped care-giving and mediation roles such as the medical legal educational signals and engineering wings Combat positions were always off-limits because of limitations in logistics and perspective In the same vein last year the Indian Air Force inducted three women as fighter pilots The recruitment took place a year after the government decided to open the stream to women on an experimental basis Representational image Reuters While on the face of it this move may sound overwhelming and might reflect the shattering of the glass ceiling in India if it is not implemented with caution and sensitivity there is a likelihood of a massive failure on the part of the government At this point the initiative sounds like a display of State feminism on the part of the Indian Army For instance Rawat wants to recruit them as ‘jawans’ — a term that is used for men and a term that does not have a gender-neutral alternative and a term that might mean the erasure of the concept of gender in wartime And as path-breaking as the move sounds the question remains: Will women be treated as and expected to behave as men in the forces Placing a woman in a male-centric masculine environment is a not a feminist move What would be progressive is to adapt the environment during combat and training to suit the needs of all individuals irrespective of their gender As the record has indicated women are integrated into mainstream sectors and industries with the expectation that they will compromise in the male-dominated environments without negotiating for a change Such partial integration is not affirmative and especially not accommodative of the narrative of struggle that is fundamental to the women in India Another problem is whether gender sensitisation would do any good towards potentially minimising and preventing crimes against women ‘jawans’ by male counterparts or superiors Armies function on a mix of chauvinism fragile patriarchy and deeply-ingrained prejudices at the ground level that might give way to sexual violence against the recruited ‘women jawans’ How will the administration of the Indian Army deal with this There needs to be strategic thinking around this — a blind implementation of a gender-blind or male-centric policy will only do more harm than good Most importantly it would be wise to think about how best to change the way women are viewed during wars and whether that would impact the recruitment plans of the Indian Army So far women have been dehumanised; often considered the victims of war sometimes they even served as the spoils of war — even in wartime women are objectified ruthlessly The concept of gender roles is almost impossible to isolate from the domain of war — and therefore the idea of women in war is distinctly separate from women at war As International Relations expert Joshua Goldstein states "Because of the feminisation of noncombat the presence of women in combat might upset the male soldiers Women often participate actively as codependents so to speak facilitating men’s militarised masculinity" Finally I would raise the pertinent question of security of these women during wartime In conflict zones due to socialisation men tend to assume the role of ‘protectors’ of women as well as the role of demonstrators of power and this is where the dichotomy of "our women" and "their women" comes in and because of this women combatants might be victims of wartime sexual violence A concern here is that when a nation is unable to protect women inside their homes and is reluctant to legalise marital rape to prevent and redress crimes against women in the private sphere will it be able to make conflict and wartime safer for women combatants A nation that condones and normalises sexual assault by a husband or intimate partner may also end up normalising wartime sexual violence Perhaps we should put our heads together and consider whether we are ready for such a bold step of recruiting women in the Indian Army The decision maybe path-breaking from a strategic conflict perspective but from a gendered lens there appears to be an inherent flaw in the plan but in the tenth over of the day.

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It is learnt that the TNCA missive came in the wake of a meeting between the former state association and BCCI president N Srinivasan and some cricket board members in Hyderabad on Monday. AFP After months of tepid interest, Amitabh Bachchan, WATCH VIDEO |?Cricketer Virat Kohli Squashes Engagement Rumors With Anushka Sharma When Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan along with the Ambani family flew into Uttarakhand.

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