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dedicated and committed to his work as a lion? seems to have been let off the hook The Congress is keen to brush aside Dardas remarks because of the clout he wields as owner editor of an influential newspaper in the Vidarbha region Difference in style There was no interference from Prime Minister Vajpayees PMO in the work of the Kargil Review Committee of 1999 or the GoM which reviewed the national security system in 2000 Brajesh Mishrawho was then principal secretary to the prime minister never tried to influence the final document Howevera decade later when the UPA assigned a similar job to the Task Force on National Securitythere has been considerable interference Lt Gen (retd) Prakash Menonmilitary advisor to the National Security Council Secretariatfrequently threw rank to influence the final reporteven though he was not a member of the Task Force but was merely assisting the team He seems to have interfered at the behest of the PMOwhich wanted to have the final say Another sulking ally After the NCPit is the turn of the DMK to sulk Fertiliser Minister M K Alagiriwho is the only DMK representative in the cabinethas not been included in the empowered group of ministers to discuss the drought situation Alagiri believes his portfolio is relevant to the issue The possible reason for Alagiris exclusion is that he almost never shows up for cabinet meetings and is frequently abroad on official work Meanwhilethe DMKs ministerial hopefulsincluding T R Baaluare peeved that the rejig of the cabinet before the parliamentary session did not include the allies Gag order Ever since May when General V K Singh retiredthe army has ceased to be in the news In the last two monthsthere have been few stories about corruption in the defence forcespolitics in the armyquestionable transfers and unbecoming behaviour This is in contrast to V K Singhs last months in office when accusations of all sorts were being freely bandied about The silence on the army news beat is ascribed to Army chief Bikram Singhs diktat that army officers were not to speak to the media about defence matters For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Updated: July 16 2016 12:33 am “This was the first trial of comprehensive diabetes management in a low/middle-income country setting” explains Tandon Top News DESPITE medication and guidelines to control diabetes a majority of patients have poor control over blood pressure and cholesterol Now researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the Rollins School of Public Health Emory University Atlanta have found that a low-cost care intervention treatment model can help patients double their likelihood of controlling diabetes For the study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine researchers analysed results from a trial conducted at ten clinical centres in India and Pakistan They compared the effect of a multi-component diabetes-focused quality improvement (QI) strategy against the usual care alternatives for heart patients with poorly controlled diabetes Nikhil Tandon Professor and Head Department of Endocrinology AIIMS the senior author for the publication said the team compared the effects of multicomponent diabetes QI strategy (combining a non-physician care coordinator and decision-support electronic health record software) with the usual care in South Asia where resources are limited and diabetes is prevalent Approximately 1150 patients with diabetes and poor cardio-metabolic profiles were randomly assigned to either the multicomponent QI strategy or the usual care for two and a half years Results suggested that patients in the QI strategy group were twice as likely to achieve combined diabetes care goals and larger reductions for each risk factor compared to the usual care “This was the first trial of comprehensive diabetes management in a low/middle-income country setting” explains Tandon “This intervention does not require new or expensive drugs but instead it enhances a patient’s likelihood of managing their disease on their own by providing individualised support and enhancing the physician’s likelihood of being responsive” Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Tandon explained that people with diabetes need to control blood sugar cholesterol and blood pressure There are medications for all three and standard guidelines to manage them; despite this a majority patients with diabetes have poor control with blood pressure and cholesterol It is this suboptimal standard of care which the intervention addresses — using the usual medication and a real life setting wherein the patients paid for their visits consultations medicine and tests So this really targets improvement in care delivery at the clinic level Though this study was done at tertiary care level we have replicated it at community health centres (secondary care level) also Dr Tandon further added “By better controlling their blood sugar blood pressure and cholesterol levels our study offers a hope of reducing onset of diabetes complications like heart disease eye disease kidney failure and amputations which are very common in people with diabetes in South Asia” Dr D Prabhakaran Vice President Research and Policy PHFI told The Indian Express “Since these findings are relevant to India and many other countries further research will uncover whether this approach reduces diabetes complications such heart attacks strokes eye disease kidney failure and amputations in the long-term and to assess patients’ and providers’ views so that the intervention can be delivered more widely” he added Of the 415 million people with diabetes worldwide 75 per cent live in low/middle-income countries India alone is home to the second highest number of people with diabetes (nearly 70 million) worldwide Tandon quoted a DiabCare India study (2011) to state that a proportion of patients with diabetes in India are currently not able to maintain desired blood sugar profiles The 2011 study had showed that mean HbA1c (a measure of average control over 3 months) was 89 per cent in the country with less than 20 per cent of people meeting the glucose target of 7 per cent A similar study conducted a decade earlier had shown that about 75 per cent of people attending diabetes clinics had an HbA1c at 7 per cent a clear indication that glucose control is poor and that there have been no major improvement over the last 10-15 years He further reiterated that it was a quality improvement strategy in which the intervention is a composite of a non-physician care coordinator (akin to a community health worker – but stationed in a clinic and a decision support software which is embedded on a platform provided by an electronic health record For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | London | Published: April 3 2016 2:49 pm The study suggests that regulatory agencies should have a closer look at the effects of UV filters on fertility before approval (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News Do you lather yourself with sunscreen to keep out that tanning Beware According to a new study sunscreens are likely to impair sperm cell function acting as a male contraceptive and lower a man’s chances of parenthood The findings of the study showed that many ultra-violet (UV) filtering chemicals commonly used in sunscreens interfere with the function of human sperm cells and some mimic the effect of the female hormone progesterone Sunscreen impairs sperm function by seeping through the skin and into the rest of the body the researchers explained Read More UV-filtering chemicals were found in almost all urine samples and some blood samples “These results are of concern and might explain in part why unexplained infertility is so prevalent” said one of the researchers Niels Skakkebaek professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark To examine how UV-filtering chemicals affect healthy sperm the team tested 29 of the 31 UV filters allowed in sunscreens on healthy human sperm cells in a buffer solution that resembled the conditions in female fallopian tubes The team concentrated on calcium signalling – particularly the sperm-specific calcium ion channel called CatSper which binds to the female hormone progesterone to control sperm cell fertilisation functions like sperm motility The results revealed that 45 per cent of the 29 UV filters tested in the study interfered with the normal functioning of the sperm cell Also 13 UV filters triggered a surge in the movement of calcium ions within sperm cells during binding with progesterone “This effect began at very low doses of the chemicals below the levels of some UV filters found in people after whole-body application of sunscreens” Skakkebaek said The study suggests that regulatory agencies should have a closer look at the effects of UV filters on fertility before approval the researchers concluded Results of the study were presented at the ongoing Endocrine Society’s 98th annual meeting in Boston US For news updates follow us on Facebook Twitter Google+ & Instagram For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Updated: December 8 2014 1:11 pm Becoming Sitara’s disciple 1983 (right) Dacing with Sitara for Holi at Raj Kapoor’s studio 1984 (right) Related News By Sharron Rose I am deeply saddened by the passing of my Guruji Sitara Devi I had the honour of becoming her first American disciple and living with her in Mumbai while on a Professional Development Grant from The American Institute of Indian Studies in 1983-84 For me in addition to being my Kathak Guru she brought me into a deep experience and understanding of the beauty and power of the spiritual tradition of Hinduism and the Vedas and particularly the beauty power and grace of the Divine Feminine Her Shakti still reseonates through my life and art The following is an excerpt from my book The Path of the Priestess: A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine which brings the depth of her spiritual teachings to light One evening as we sat together in her living room I looked up to see a very powerful image of a beautiful Goddess with many arms who was dressed in red and seated gallantly astride a lion “Please Guruji” I asked “tell me about the Goddess She seems to be so important in your life In the Jewish tradition of my birth as well as the Christian religion that dominates the West we are told that there is only one God and he is definitely male” Sitara closed her eyes for a moment and quieted her breath as if going into a deep meditative state The atmosphere of the whole room seemed to change The power and energy that flowed through Sitara was so strong that chills ran up my spine She began to speak her voice filled with passion “There is a sacred current of light that flows throughout all of creation” she explained “It is the animating and nourishing force of life itself the supreme all-illuminating power in every thing and every being We call this light and energy Shakti or the Great Goddess As the creative power of Shiva Shakti is the vital force in all beings; there is nothing in the world that is devoid of her presence Shakti is life and gives life to all She is bliss and gives bliss to all Even though she is essentially one in order for us to know her she manifests herself in many forms She is the voice light and energy of what you in the West call the Godhead Many of our ancient texts known as the Vedas Upanishads Puranas and Tantras sing her praises Watch carefully and I will reveal her to you” After Sitara spoke these words she went through an almost unbelievable series of physical transformations before my astonished eyes As she named each goddess and brought her to life it seemed as if she could magically alter the shape and size of her body Not only could she shape-shift in this remarkable manner but also it appeared that she had the ability to transform her very flesh so that with her depiction of each successive goddess the small wrinkles around her eyes magically disappeared and she actually became a younger version of herself First Sitara manifested as the fierce and powerful goddess Durga whose image adorned the wall Riding astride a lion Durga held in her many hands the weapons with which she destroyed the terrible demon Mahisha The energy that exuded from Sitara was so compelling her movements and gestures so powerful that I could actually see these multiple hands as if they were real In the blink of an eye Sitara then transformed herself into the warm sensuous Lakshmi goddess of fertility and abundance Light seemed to radiate outward from her body as her breasts appeared to swell and brim over with life-enhancing nectar In one hand she held a lotus flower while sparkling gold coins poured out of the other hand Sitara looked at me and laughed with delight as she became the youthful and serene Saraswati goddess of music singing softly to herself while playing her sacred instrument the Vina Finally Sitara transformed into Kali Ma the great wrathful goddess who with her shining sword destroys egotism and ignorance The skin of Sitara’s face tightened until her face began to resemble a skull Her ancient all-knowing eyes were wild with fire and her red tongue hung out of her mouth A third eye suddenly appeared between her two eyes as she looked at me with great ferocity I gazed into its depths and for a moment it was as if I was looking into the fiery core of creation itself I was overcome with awe and amazement This was a spectacle and energetic transmission of knowledge unlike anything that I had ever witnessed Sharron Rose is a true renaissance woman She is a filmmaker author performer teacher and much more From 1983-1988 with the assistance of a Professional Development Grant from the American Institute of Indian Studies and a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship she began extensive research into the art culture and spiritual traditions of North India She became the first American disciple of early Bollywood film star and renowned classical Indian dancer Sitara Devi Through Sitara Sharron was initiated into a sacred tradition of the ancient feminine yogic arts Since that time she has consistently sought out other remnants of these symbolic teachings in the ancient traditions of Egypt Tibet Kabbalah Gnosticism and Shamanism She is the author of the award-winning book The Path to The Priestess – A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine published by Inner Traditions Sharron is co-owner of the independent film production and distribution companies Sacred Mysteries Productions and Sacred Mysteries Distribution for which she has produced numerous documentaries She has just completed production on Sacred Mysteries first feature film The Last Avatar which she produced and is supporting actor The Last Avatar written and directed by her husband Jay Weidner tells the story of the emergence of Kalki Avatar and is a wake up call for a spiritual revolution http://s.wwwthelastavatarmoviecom For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Surat | Updated: May 14 2017 5:37 am Top News Three inmates of a women protection home (nari gruh) in Umra area of Surat escaped on Saturday afternoon but police managed to bring two of them back by night Umra police sources said search for the third one was still in progress Sources said that the women aged between 21 and 25 years escaped on the pretext of going out on a walk after lunch “The three women told the supervisor that they wanted to go out for a walk after lunch She trusted them as they are all adults As nobody was there at the main gate they managed to escape” said the source The lone security guard had gone for lunch Being second Saturday the nari gruh offices were also closed The incident came into light after an hour when all the inmates were asked to get into their rooms The staffers searched the nari gruha but failed to locate them following which they contacted the chairman of the women protection home Rupal Javeri also a BJP councillor Javeri soon reached the home and checked the CCTV footage She found the three women exiting the main gate Javeri then contacted the Umra police station The police took the names addresses and other details of all the three women and started a search operation Umra police inspector G A Sarwaiya said they registered a missing complaint on the basis of information given by the staffers of the nari gruh “Two of them were located at their relatives’ places in Surat and have been brought back to the nari gruh We hope to track the third one soon” said Sarwaiya Javeri said all three women are from Surat “One is a 25-year-old resident of Chowk Bazaar area and four-times married while another is a 23-year-old married twice and her house is in Katargam” said the chairman Both have been brought back Javeri added the third one a 21-year-old was also married and was staying at her in-laws’ place in Amroli before coming to the home “All of them had conflicts with their in-laws and police had brought them to the women protection home after their parents shut the doors The three were staying at our centre for the last twenty days” said Javeri She further said they have called the women’s parents and husbands For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 17 2016 12:03 pm Karan Kundra feels doing reality shows are as hectic as featuring in daily soaps but the latter is even more taxing Top News Popular TV actor Karan Kundra feels doing reality shows are as hectic as featuring in daily soaps but the latter is even more taxing The “Kitni Mohabbat Hai” star has juggled both fiction and reality shows in his career When asked if hosting a reality show is a better option today Karan disagreed “No It’s not like being just there It’s a good mix of both I know the time and the kind of hours that you have to give in for fiction is much more It becomes very tiring and becomes very static Reality (show) is a lot of fun that’s true but it’s equally hectic” Karan told PTI The 31-year-old actor will be again seen in the latest season of MTV Roadies and feels both the genres in TV—reality shows and fiction—are doing well “Both are doing pretty well Last year I did fiction and now again I’m back on Roadies So I think you have to find your audience If you find your audience and if you nail it then I don’t think it’s a problem in any good zone to be in” Apart from Karan the 14th season of the show titled Roadies Rising would feature cricketer Harbhajan Singh actress Neha Dhupia Rannvijay Singh and TV actor Prince Narula as gang leaders The actor who is part of the adventure reality series for the third consecutive season feels this time the show will scale new heights especially with the entry of the off-spinner “I think Harbhajan Singh is someone we have to look forward to because he’s doing ‘googlies’ this year Sometimes you want to throw a person out but he hits his googlie button and that person is back in”The journey this year is way tougher than what we’ve ever seen in Roadies If you want to see a hardcore season with nothing holding back it’s going to be Roadies Rising ” The show will air on MTV soon For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Srivilliputhur | Published: September 4 2012 11:32 am Related News Work on goldplating the Tower atop the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Andal temple began on Tuesday with special poojas Tirupathi temple Periya jeer Sri Satagopa Ramanuja inaugurated the work According to temple sources70 kg of gold worth Rs 25 crore is being used to goldplate the tower For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill (FRDI) protects the rights of depositors denying reports to the contrary "The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017 is pending before the Standing Committee The objective of the government is to fully protect the interest of the financial institutions and depositors" he said in a tweet The government stands committed to this objective he added According to Economic Affairs Secretary S C Garg FRDI Bill proposes to protect existing rights of the depositors File image of Arun Jaitley PTI "There is no dilution thereof Instead it enhances present protections in certain ways Principal guarantee for PSU Banks depositors come from government ownership which also remains completely unaffected" Garg said The government tabled the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017 in August in the Lok Sabha which was referred to a Joint Committee of Parliament The bill seeks to deal with insolvency of financial service providers The bill provides for establishment of a resolution corporation with powers relating to transfer of assets to a healthy financial firm merger or amalgamation liquidation to be initiated by an order of the National Company Law Tribunal It can also designate certain financial providers as systematically important financial institutions the failure of which may disrupt the entire financial system said the Statement of Objects and Reasons of the billWe will prepare a feasibility report and the agency selected to draft the report will advise us on the length, I don’t need to say anything else. An official of the administration said that a discussion on the issue had been held and the modalities for the same were being worked out. In his South Asia strategy speech, He has also furnished official documents to allege that one of the projects was granted permission for construction within 100 metres of the Jogeshwari caves, He has accused Waikar of usurping a public plot at Aarey Milk Colony and illegal construction in a gymnasium built there using legislator funds. Also, the limited time for which the museum is open for the public has been a point of discussion.Written by Avinash Nair | Ahmedabad | Published: May 7

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Here we have a varied collection of books by authors and publishers. the Railway police in Mumbai has launched its own annual calendar close on the heels of the Mumbai Police this week.“Before this there was no image no visual record of the Government Railway Police (GRP) We always tend to figure in a negative picture” said GRP Commissioner Niket Kaushik Watch What Else Is Making News The GRP’s calendar launched a month after the Mumbai Police launched its calendar was also shot by photographer Pravin Talan who scouted several locations in Navi Mumbai and Kasara the ends of the GRP’s jurisdiction Kaushik said the calendar was a positive feedback for his force that secures 75 lakh passengers daily “The GRP is always there 24 hours but it is a force that has been in the shadows” he said Thus far the GRP’s imagery has been restricted to posters at railway stations with collages of dead men and warnings to not cross tracks on foot he said Policemen and women are central characters in most images but Talan said he ensured that they were also seen in their primary function staying in the background to secure coaches reserved for women mingling with commuters at railway stations waiting to board trains and in most cases – simply being present Talan added that he tried to make the images in the calendar as relatable as possible and not larger than life “The most popular pictures of CST show crowds moving around I reversed that to show a train moving but the police still present” he said Some of Talan’s pictures include familiar locations such as Churchgate Mumbai Central Andheri Sandhurst Road Karjat and Turbhe stations while some of the most memorable pictures on the calendar were shot on Bhayander Creek bridge Thane’s Parsik Hill tunnel and Kasara Ghat The photographer said he attempted to convey the scope of the GRP’s jurisdiction and the enormity of the assets they protect “In these troubled times when cases of rail sabotage are being reported the police are required to be far more vigilant” he said Accordingly the calendar has pictures of policemen posted inside Parsik tunnel patrolling the Kasara ghat bridge and standing atop the Bhayander Creek bridge “Lots of commuters pass through tunnels every day but no one really stops to look around them” said the GRP Commissioner adding that it in its own small way the calendar would give his force a sense of pride in its job For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: April 27 2016 12:01 am Top News The editorial in the Organiser comments on the Samjhauta blast and Ishrat Jahan encounter cases and notes that they “are pointing the needle of suspicion towards many prominent actors during the UPA government who can be called as ‘political fixers’” It says that “the revelation” that P Chidambaram had “signed both the affidavits claiming Ishrat to be JeM operative and later changing that stand has just ratified that grand design” It asks “who were the unseen hands in hatching this conspiracy were they limited to Congress” or do “the links go beyond” The editorial says the NIA’s clarification that there is no evidence against Colonel Purohit in the train blast case is “startling” About Purohit it says that an “upright and able officer” has been in jail for more than seven years without trial Immediately after the incident “the government had blamed Lashkar-e-Taiba” but at a later stage “the names of some members of Hindu nationalist organisation called Abhinav Bharat cropped up” The US Treasury department “declared Arif Qasmani” an LeT operative “to be involved in the attack” but the UPA government overlooked these developments or deliberately concealed them The editorial slams UPA’s home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for coining “terms like ‘Hindu Terror’ or ‘Saffron Terror” It also criticises Rahul Gandhi who had “allegedly” told the then US ambassador that “radical Hindu groups may pose bigger threat than LeT in India” Muslim Reform An article in the Organiser criticises the practice of divorce among Muslims under which three words can be uttered by a “male chauvinist” to keep “an average Muslim woman enslaved and subjected… to the whims and fancies of her inconsiderate husband for centuries” It underlines the struggle of Shayara Bano “who was given talaq after 13 years of married life” after which she has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court The petition says that “the custom of triple talaq is abominable and abrogates the fundamental rights of the Muslim women as citizens of Bharat” The Muslim women “always remain under psychological stress for the fear that they would be divorced on flimsy pretexts” The article notes that even if the husband relents later the woman “will have to face the ignoble situation” of “sleeping with someone else before returning to a man” It criticises former PM Rajiv Gandhi who “had virtually undone the Supreme Court verdict which could have brought about progressive changes in Muslim society” and “pushed the Muslim male society on the regressive path” Bharat & Mata An article in Panchajanya underlines the custom of chanting “Bharat Mata ki Jai in ancient India” and slams “Muslim leaders” especially historian Irfan Habib who said that the idea of considering Bharat as Mata has “come from Europe” It quotes a couplet of the Atharva Veda in which “a Hindu is asked to be completely dedicated towards Bharat Mata” “I am the son of the earth the earth is my mother” it says Any person can live in India and worship any god as this free-thinking is based on “progressive Vedic ideology” But how could anyone love this country if he rejected its culture asks the article “The Sanskrit word rashtra is a political-cultural concept that is different from the Western notion of nation and state” it says and quotes Sanskrit texts like the Vishnu Purana that says that “this land which is created by gods and is spread from Himalaya to the Indian ocean is Hindustan” “Our glorious rashtra is founded on spiritualism since time immemorial” the article says and quotes Swami Rama Tirtha that “patriotism is practical Vedanta” He had said ‘’Bharatbhoomi is my body Kanyakumari is my legs Himalaya is my head” Compiled by Ashutosh Bhardwaj For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 27 2013 5:39 am Related News Rattan Chand struck a stroke-filled 25-ball 51 while Shivam Sharma came up with a stellar all-round performance (31 runs5 for 13) to steer DAV Model Senior Secondary SchoolSector 15Chandigarhto a facile 167-run win against Gurukul Global SchoolManimajraand enter the quarter-finals of the boys’ under-19 category of the UT inter school cricket tournament held at Government High SchoolSector 19on Monday Earlierbatting firstDAV-15 posted 199 runs on the board for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs Rattan was in murderous mood and smashed seven boundaries and two towering sixes during his knock of 51 runs Raghav chipped in with a quickfire 38-ball 50 while Shivam blasted a 10-ball 31 to help the team score a healthy total Chasing the targetGurukul Global were skittled out for 32 runs in 114 overs Neerav top scored with 10 runs Shivam bowled well and grabbed five wickets for 13 runs In another matchDAV Senior Secondary SchoolSector 8defeated Government Model Senior Secondary SchoolSector 40Chandigarhby 65 runs SimilarlyGovernment Model Senior Secondary SchoolSector 33beat Shishu Niketan Public School by 36 runs Meanwhileat Government Model Senior Secondary School (TM)Government Model Senior Secondary SchoolSector 19beat St Soldier SchoolSector 28Chandigarhby 88 runs In another matchSt John’s SchoolChandigarhprevailed over Government Model Senior Secondary School (TM) by two wickets Meanwhilein the inter school yoga competition in girls’ under-14 categoryGovernment Model High School Vikas Nagar bagged the first positionfollowed by Government High SchoolSector 25 and Government Girls Model Senior Secondary SchoolSector 20 at second and third spots respectively In the UT inter school archery competitionBhawana of Government Senior Secondary SchoolKaimbwalacame first in 20 M and 30 M events in the girls’ under-14 age category Andin UT inter school kho-kho tournamentMDAV SchoolSector 22defeated Government High SchoolSector 46by ten points and one innings The other teams to win were SGGS-35Sharda Sarvhitkari SchoolGHS-46GMHS-43GMHS-41GHS-35 and Saupin’s SchoolSector 32 The winners in boys’ under-17 age category were MDAV-22SGGS-35GHS-46GSSS-45GMHS-46GMHS-41GMHS-22 and GHS-35 Similarlyin the girls’ sectionthe winners in girls’ under-14 category were GHS-46GMS-46GHS-35Shishu Niketan School-22Sacred Heart-26Ankur Public School-14GHS-24while in girls’ under-17 categorythe winners were GSSS-45GHS-32GMHS-37 and GHS-46 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigrah | Updated: March 16 2014 8:37 am Kirron Kher Related News In a setback to the three aspirants for the BJP ticket from Chandigarh the party on Saturday announced the name of actor Kirron Kher as its candidate from the city The decision is not likely to go down well with the aspirants who had been expressing confidence about only a person from within the city unit to be fielded from here Three leaders including party president Sanjay Tandon former MP Satya Pal Jain and senior leader Harmohan Dhawan have been vying for the ticket over the past several months It was being speculated in order to get the three to work together the party might field a senior leader from outside Expressing his resentment Dhawan said that she is no candidate and the BJP would lose the election This is the first time that Kher who joined the BJP in 2009 would be contesting elections She is expected to come to the city on March 18 Different names kept doing the rounds throughout the day While the meeting for Chandigarh was held in the afternoon the announcement was not made In fact Dhawan was so confident about his name having being cleared that congratulatory messages started pouring However after the announcement of Kirron Kher’s name by the party late on Saturday the result was seemingly unexpected Though Kher’s name was initially doing the rounds she had expressed her reluctance to contest During an attempt made by the party incharge of Chandigarh Aarti Mehra for selection of the candidate through the process of voting apart from the three local leaders the name of Kher was also present However the voting process could not take place after the workers came to blows Thereafter the name of the three leaders was selected by the election committee and sent to the party high command The names of BJP leaders Navjot Sidhu and Arun Jaitley had also done the rounds Dhawan Jain and Tandon have been making preparations for the elections at their own levels In fact both Dhawan and Tandon had even got their stickers printed along with pictures of prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi projecting themselves as candidates The announcement is likely to increase the differences in the party While Kirron Kher belongs to Chandigarh she is settled in Mumbai for several years Twice that the BJP has fielded outsiders it has resulted in defeat for the candidates due to lack of support from within the unit In 1999 BJP had fielded K L Sharma who lost to Congress MP Pawan Kumar Bansal BJP leadership also seems to have fielded Kher to counter Aam Aadmi Party candidate Gul Panag However with there being less than a month for the elections there is little time for someone from outside to start their campaign Meanwhile after the announcement AAP candidate Gul Panag congratulated Kirron Kher on twitter Background A renowned actor Kirron Kher was born and brought up in Chandigarh where she did her schooling She was an avid badminton player She is an alumnus of Panjab University She has done several memorable roles in films and won awards Kher is known to be fond of sarees and jewellery She is married to actor Anupam Kher Kher had campaigned for the party here during the election of the Municipal Corporation Though she has been visiting Chandigarh and participating in the programmes of the party she has not been very active here For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 29 2013 12:39 am Related News As his indefinite fast against “inflated” power bills entered the sixth day todayAAP leader Arvind Kejriwal alleged both Congress and BJP were winning elections through bribing voters and using muscle power Kejriwal said several people were asking him why there has been no reaction from BJP and Congress on his fast so far “This is because BJP and Congress are both worried as a different kind of politics is slowly emerging in India So far they are used to winning on the basis of bribing votersmoney power and muscle power but now the voters have awakened The elections will not be elections but revolution” he told his supporters In a statementAam Aadmi Partywhich had yesterday stated that Kejriwal’s health has “deteriorated further”today said he is stable as of now with all the vital parameters within the normal range “His blood pressure was 120/74pulse was 66 and sugar was 106 this morning The level of ketones has come down from 4+ to 3+which is a positive indication” it said Howeverthe statement saidhe has lost 6 kg since his fast begun on March 23 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: June 17 2012 12:49 am Top News In support of the Concern India Foundationthe Pause for Cause exhibition of textiles will be held from June 21 to June 23 To be held at the Sonal Hall at Karve Road the exhibition will 20 designers and entrepreneursfrom various parts of Indiaoffering a wide variety of textilesdesigner wearsemi precious jewellery and accessories The event is aimed at helping people help themselves by making them self reliant The proceeds from the fundraiser will be utilised for funding of childrens educationspecial care for the differently abledhealth care and vocational training for women or shelter for the aged On display will also be handloom tussore sarisSilklinen and cotton saris amongst others Artistic Beginnings After having worked in the field of organising exhibitions as well as teaching artist Anant Bhide has organised the ‘Anantrang’ exhibition that is on at the Kalachhaya Campusin Patrakar Nagar The exhibitionwhich began on June 13presents efforts made by amateur artists and includes paintings that are made in water colourcolour pencils and even charcoal Bhide says that the exhibition is a paltform for young budding artists who using their brushes and colours come up with unique ways to exhibit their talent The exhibition will be on from 11 am till 8 pm till June 19 Of Fact and Fiction Exploring the unholy alliance between the fourth pillar of democracythe underworld and the governmentdebutant author Oswald Pereira’s novel ‘The Newsroom Mafia’was launched in the cityrecently The launch that was held at Crosswordson Senapati Bapat Roadsaw Pereiraa veteran journalist speak in detail about the book The launch was followed by a panel discussion that included authors Ismita Tandon Dhankher Kailash Srinivasan and Sonja Chandrachud The novel explores the story of a super copDonald Fernandezwho goes out all guns blazing to capture Don Narayan Swamy What follows is a war that involves a private army of thugscorrupt police officialspower hungry politicians and the media Pereira also spoke about his days as a journalist and the inspirations behind writing the book For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top News Murray was leading Bublik by two sets and entering the third game of the third set when play was suspended. 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