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We treat the mind and emotions as well as the body at Param Yoga, says Mahtaniwho is a practising physician and yoga therapy consultant in Pune She has attended various yoga training courses in India as well as abroad For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: March 21 2014 12:20 am The Beijing-bound Boeing 777-200 Flight MH370 of Malaysia Airlines had 227 passengers aboard (AP Photo) Related News BY: TASH AW For many Malaysians their government’s handling of the MH 370 incident mirrors the way it runs the country At a coffee shop in Bangsar an affluent Kuala Lumpur suburb the lunchtime crowd gossips and checks the news on their smartphones Making the rounds is a YouTube video in which a bomoh — a local shaman — and two acolytes sitting on a “magic carpet” in Kuala Lumpur International Airport perform a ritual to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 missing since March 8 At any other time the video a perfect example of Malaysian self-mockery would be a good-natured affirmation of our eccentric shortcomings But these aren’t ordinary times The search for Flight 370 has spotlighted the tensions beneath one of Asia’s success stories and the video is an uncomfortable reminder of Malaysia’s troubled reality A British colony until 1957 Malaysia now has a GDP per capita of over $10000 roughly twice that of Thailand and three times that of Indonesia Malaysia Airlines whose fleet boasts the gigantic Airbus A380 and is one of a handful of 5-star-rated airlines is central to the branding of this “New Malaysia” Yet confidence in our leadership is brittle and it takes little for frustrations to boil over A coalition known as Barisan Nasional or BN led by the United Malays National Organisation (the country’s ethnic-Malay governing party) has held power since independence presiding over both economic growth and controversial policies that confer significant advantages in education business and government on ethnic Malays who make up some 60 per cent of the population The BN’s dominance has prompted allegations of corruption cronyism and complacency particularly regarding government-owned companies such as Malaysia Airlines which posted losses of over $350 million in 2013 Support for the government is eroding but critics say that attempts to effect change are frequently stifled A day before Flight 370 disappeared Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia’s opposition leader was convicted on the rarely used charge of sodomy and sentenced to five years in prison Many see the decision which overturns a previous acquittal as politically motivated Most people I speak to here acknowledge that an incident like the disappearance of Flight 370 is unprecedented and say they appreciate the monumental task facing the government For many however the authorities’ ponderous response and mishandling of information mirror the way Malaysia is run The offhand sometimes defensive nature of the early press conferences coupled with occasional attacks on the foreign media are widely perceived as the arrogance of a government unaccustomed to global attention and accountability In addition to showcasing the country’s internal vulnerabilities the disappearance of Flight 370 has underlined China’s increasing influence on Malaysia That two-thirds of the passengers on Flight 370 were Mainland Chinese underscores the strength of current ties Last October a treaty signed by China’s president Xi Jinping elevated relations between the two countries to a “comprehensive strategic partnership” aimed at increasing military cooperation and tripling bilateral trade to $160 billion by 2017 Today China is Malaysia’s largest trading partner; Malaysia is China’s third most important Asian market after Japan and South Korea This is a marked reversal of the longstanding distrust of the People’s Republic From 1948 to 1960 Malaysia waged a bitter struggle with communist insurgents many of them ethnic Chinese and the conflict deepened racial tensions Beijing widely seen to be supporting the rebels was regarded with suspicion as the spectre of communism haunted relations long after the insurgency ended Travel to China was restricted until the early 1990s These days the picture looks very different But some people fear Malaysia’s handling of the Flight 370 tragedy will damage blossoming socio-economic ties How China caught between anger and grief exerts its considerable influence in the days and weeks to come will hint at its long-term strategy in the region In Malaysia the expression “Malaysia Boleh” which translates roughly to “Malaysia Can Do It” or “Go Malaysia” is invoked to celebrate even the tiniest national achievement It reflects a fragile self-confidence revealing Malaysia’s sense of itself as superficially advanced but secretly lacking As Malaysia navigates this tragedy in the glare of the world’s gaze I anxiously await news of the plane and its passengers and clues to the country’s evolution in the years ahead Aw is the author of three novels including most recently ‘Five Star Billionaire’ The New York Times For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Brinda Karat | Updated: June 19 2015 12:01 am In January 2013 a single bench of the high court had upheld the cancellation of Lalit Modi’s passport and he had appealed against it His team had been led by Mukul Rohatgi and included Swaraj’s daughter Related News The BJP brand of the politics of crony capitalism has many ambassadors Today its faces are Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje both guilty of gross impropriety in their dealings with an individual wanted for questioning for multiple alleged violations of Indian laws Neither has any right to continue in office The Lalit Modi scandal has blown sky high all the tall claims of the Narendra Modi government about transparency good governance and zero tolerance for corruption Here is a man accused of money laundering and violations of tax laws in a position to blackmail top leaders of the government and the BJP and some in other parties too When Lalit Modi declared “war” on those against him after The Sunday Times revelations alarm bells rang in the homes and offices of many top politicians across parties since Lalit Modi is in control of more information than they would like revealed His first target the Rajasthan chief minister who reportedly fell out with him has learnt this to her cost The links are through the murky dealings in the world of Indian cricket a sport so loved by the Indian public yet so dirtied by the greed of a bunch of businessmen in league with top politicians Various cricket boards have been converted into cosy clubs with top politicians and businessmen functioning outside the ambit of regulation and in control of huge sums of money Among such politicians was the then chief minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi and his Man Friday present BJP chief Amit Shah In 2009 Narendra Modi was elected president of the cash-rich Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) and Shah was elected vice president Narendra Modi resigned in May 2014 after he became prime minister and Shah was elected in his place During the IPL bids there were reports about Narendra Modi-Lalit Modi discussions to allegedly promote the bid of businessman Gautam Adani for the Ahmedabad-based team Adani was the main promoter of the GCA The reports hit hard enough to warrant a reply from Shah He had said the allegation that then IPL commissioner Lalit Modi had met Narendra Modi to work out the strategy for the success of the Ahmedabad team in the IPL bidding was “politically motivated and baseless” According to a story in The Hindu (April 16 2010) Shah also refuted reports that “Lalit Modi had assisted the GCA and its main promoter and Ahmedabad-based businessman Gautam Adani with the bidding process for the Ahmedabad-based team… Shah also refuted Lalit Modi’s reported statement that some members of the Rendezvous consortium (of Shashi Tharoor fame) had met Narendra Modi for transferring the team from Kochi to Ahmedabad He agreed that some promoters did meet the chief minister” So both Narendra Modi and Shah have delved deep into “cricket politics” of which at one time Lalit Modi was the king The movement of these well-oiled wheels within wheels also explains the utterly shameful defence of the indefensible by the BJP in the Lalit Modi scandal The wrongdoings of the Narendra Modi government are glaring First when the PM declared war on corruption and vowed to bring wrongdoers to justice how did the case of Lalit Modi escape him Did his government ever move for the extradition of Lalit Modi Here is a man who according to the finance minister has been charged on 16 counts by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Yet there has been no attempt to bring him back This failure or deliberate omission provides the framework for the actions of Swaraj who went a step further and disregarding all rules reversed the 2010 decision to cancel his travel papers and gave the go-ahead to the UK without even consulting her own ministry officials or the finance ministry The story of “compassionate grounds” indicates the rot in the system If there is a case for consideration surely the external affairs ministry has its own system for dealing with it Was any application made through normal channels about the urgency of his case that had been rejected and which therefore had to come before the minister In January 2013 a single bench of the high court had upheld the cancellation of Lalit Modi’s passport and he had appealed against it His team had been led by Mukul Rohatgi and included Swaraj’s daughter Her family members continued in Lalit Modi’s legal defence Here is a clear conflict of interest Moreover Swaraj acted before the division bench hearing Lalit Modi’s appeal gave its judgment This could also constitute contempt of court and subversion of the processes of justice In August 2014 the division bench upheld Lalit Modi’s appeal and restored his travel papers By then Rohatgi had become attorney general There was no appeal made against the order Since it is the ED that was the main interested party why did Arun Jaitley not step in then If there were differences between the MEA and the ED as is being put out by Jaitley in defence of his non-intervention what is the mechanism to deal with it The PM had scoffed at the UPA style of ministries working at loggerheads but what happened in this case The judgment sets dangerous precedents for other wrongdoers as it holds that crimes such as those Lalit Modi is accused of like Fema violations do not “fall foul of public order” Further that the revocation of travel papers is “an impingement on rights of expression as it restricts travel to conferences etc” Just on grounds of precedent the ED should have fought to make an appeal The inner war among BJP leaders is well known and described by a cricketer of old Kirti Azad in his tweet about the “asteen ka saap” But if Amit Shah comes out strongly in support of Swaraj today if Jaitley talks of collective responsibility if Narendra Modi maintains a deafening silence it has less to do with internal equations and everything to do with the information bombs in Lalit Modi’s possession an unguided missile that could reach the highest Imagine Lalit Modi crooning the popular Urdu couplet on some exotic island “hum to doobe hain sanam saath tumhe bhi le doobenge… (I have sunk my love but I will make sure you sink with me)” The Modi government’s and the party’s response has been “stick together or sink together” It is only public outrage that will force action The writer is a member of the CPM politburo For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 18 2017 12:49 am Vernon Philander picked up five wickets in the match Top News A brilliant bowling performance by Vernon Philander saw the Proteas secure a remarkable victory in the second Test at Trent Bridge In both the innings Philander picked up key wickets putting pressure on the opposition bowlers and was deservedly rewarded with the man of the match award After receiving the award Philander spoke about South Africa’s desire to do well and said “We were all disappointed after the Lord’s Test match and needed to do something better here Going into that Test I was a bit cold with the ankle injury that I sustained playing for Sussex Over here I got my groove back Once you get the rhythm going you need to make the most of it” When asked if he loves bowling to the left-handers Philander said “Always (on asked if he enjoys bowling to the England left-handers)” Lauding the efforts of compatriot Morne Morkel Philander said It (Morkel bowling well) gives me the freedom of going about my things I think he is one of those bowlers known for keeping it tight All the bowlers have been significant in this match It was very tough on the first morning a bold decision to bat first on this wicket They got us those runs to defend in the end An all round performance from the team today” Meanwhile after the win South African skipper Faf du Plessis completed his side for sustaining the pressure on the opposition and keeping the momentum going “I just thought we did our basics better We put England under pressure for a longer period of time It was important for us after Russell (coach) left us It is always tough after something like that We just focused on getting back to things we have done better in the past There was intensity in the way we played “ he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Published: September 3 2017 1:21 am Police arrested the accused Ram Niwas with the help of a sniffer dog Top News With the help of a sniffer dog Delhi Police has arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting and killing a six-year-old boy in northeast Delhi’s Harsh Vihar Investigators found that the accused was also arrested in 2009 but was let off During questioning on Saturday the accused told police he has sexually abused and killed eight minor boys since 2007 Police are yet to verify his claims DCP (northeast) A K Singla confirmed that the 40-year-old labourer Ram Niwas had made the claims during questioning “We are verifying and coordinating with other officers” he said On August 12 the boy’s father who runs a tea shop approached police after his son went missing Police eventually recovered the boy’s body from a nursery not far from the complainant’s tea shop “Police then called in a dog squad and one of the dogs led them to an under-construction house nearby The guard told police that Ram Niwas had been missing for the last few days Using technical surveillance police traced him to near Shahdara railway station and a team was sent there But he switched off both his cell phones soon after” a senior officer said On checking his criminal record police found he had been arrested in 2009 A team was sent to his native village Amla in UP but he was not there “A team led by inspector Vinay Yadav and ACP Sashank Jaiswal eventually arrested the accused from Mandoli” Singla said During questioning the accused alleged he had been sodomised by his friends when he was a child He claimed he lost both his parents in his childhood and started plying a rickshaw after moving to Delhi “He also alleged that some rickshaw pullers sodomised him He claimed that he sodomised and murdered a boy in Amla in 2005 He said he got married in 2007 but the woman left him after three months He claimed that in 2008-2009 he kidnapped three minor ragpickers from Old Delhi railway station and sodomised and killed them” an officer said Singla said Niwas was working at a tent house in 2009 when he allegedly kidnapped the six-year-old son of his employer who “refused to give him Rs 45000” “He allegedly took the boy to Bareilly and beheaded him after sexually assaulting him He was later arrested” Singla said But when the boy’s head was recovered a DNA test could not conclusively link the victim to the parents police said Niwas eventually got out of jail in 2012 “He then worked as a labourer in Sonipat before returning to Delhi in 2014” police said Police said Niwas had had several arguments with the tea shop owner — father of the boy who was murdered — after getting drunk According to police on August 11 Niwas consumed liquor and allegedly called the six-year-old to an under-construction site where he sodomised him “When the boy said he will inform his father he strangled him” Singla said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published: February 6 2017 1:12 pm Logan Super Bowl trailer: Hugh Jackman in Logan has made a silent Super Bowl appearance Top News Hugh Jackman in Logan has made a silent Super Bowl appearance but did not leave with the same impression The teaser represents Hugh’s ‘Amazing Grace’ the track that blends with the theme of the film and gives you chills Logan’s new trailer which stars Hugh Jackman in the lead role gives an introduction to fierce Wolverine and his super-ferocious next generation mutant X-23 The film’s previous trailer gave us a glimpse of the R-rated action in what is Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine after playing the character for 17 years Logan is shaping up to be one of the most exciting films in the X-Men franchise Watch | Hugh Jackman’s LoganSuper Bowl TV Spot Apart from Jackman essaying his trademark role the trailer also shows an aged Professor Charles Xavier and X-23 who Wolverine is protecting from a group of assassins In an official synopsis of the film the makers wrote “In the near future a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives being pursued by dark forces” More from the world of Entertainment: Hugh Jackman says that the studio was not going gaga over his performance as Wolverine when the first movie of the Marvel franchise began shooting about 18 years ago At the Producers Guild Awards the star said “I was kind of struggling to be honest It was the first movie I had ever done in America I was pretty tight I was nervous I was average to be honest at best” Also read |Hugh Jackman confesses he was ‘struggling’ before X-Men However over the years the actor has earned a lot of appreciation and respect for his role in X-men Apart from Jackman and Patrick Logan also stars Boyd Holbrook Dafne Keen Stephen Merchant Doris Morgado Elizabeth Rodriguez and Richard E Grant James Mangold is directing the movie which is set to release on March 3 2017 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News he said,who was expelled for allegedly manhandling the vice-chancellor on January 17.minority?" said Chhatrapati’s son Anshul,who has been spearheading the legal battle On Monday a special CBI court pronounced two sentences of 10 years rigorous imprisonment in each of the two rape cases againstRam Rahim? ?

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