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The adoption of the PPP mode is welcome because the traditional departmental way of implementing modernisation projects can only yield pathetic results.enhanced India? Federation of India (SFI). ?” Pande says.

But I think the relationship grows stronger after it goes through a bad phase.” Condon told Attitude magazine. this is not the case with rice. That’d be dope!co/Kxn8MAo3NN — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) 6 August 2017 Also anyone at rogers cup throughout the week can come on my practice court and chill and hit if u want http://s.t.strange truths in undiscovered lands? Shelleys exploration of the recesses of the ethereal Caucasus mountains could just as well describe Columbia Hills or Olympus Mons Mars lacks the splendour and sensuality of plenty that marks most Romantic imaginings of the Orient; insteadit is alluring becausein its pristine landscapeit promises the luxury of a new beginning In thisMars is the fulcrum of modern anxieties about resource exhaustion or climate changethough as in the pastthis journey also ends in colonisation Andlike other things so deeply covetedthe voyage and process of transforming the remote climes of the red rock into a welcoming abode for an entire planet is an exercise fraught with disease and dangerwrapped in darkness and silence (One characters pithily eloquent description of space in Star Trek XI) Humanitys Mars fixation is twinned with its attraction for deus ex machinawhereby planetary engineering is depicted as a more desirable alternative to our excesses than behavioural change That the planet has a more sinister face is not lost on our storytellers and myth-makersany more than the Orients sundry moral and ethical shortcomings were If the Orient in William Beckfords fantastic vision was a place where passions were unbound by rules and opulence matched by grotesqueriethe civilisation found by stranded astronaut Kit Draper on Mars in the 1964 film Robinson Crusoe on Mars is just as cruel and almost as alien Even where Mars is an outpost for an advanced human civilisation that managed to not destroy its home planet as in 2005s Doomit is misadventure incarnate; home to unspeakable and unnatural horrors that humankind is damned to unearth because of its insatiable curiosity Even more explicit apprehensions about indigenous Martians and their intentions play out in films like War of the Worlds and Independence Day (though the home planet for the latters aliens is never identified) Our stories suggest that the Martian method of initiating first contact would be to simply bomb us into extinctionor worsecooperation Total annihilation of the speciesas envisaged in all versions of War of the Worldsis tied up in the uniqueness of Earthand in some ways alludes to retribution for all our sinsan indictment of British imperialism as well as punishment for crimes against nature In its most terrifying interpretationthe invasion of Earth is occasioned by no more than a whiff of imperialist fancy It is alsoof coursea mirror to our marauding forays to Mars just as the movies portray our interest in it to be driven by the depletion of Earths life-forcethe Martianstooare motivated by their desire to find a new homeor at least a new source of life-sustaining minerals The good news is that Curiositys discoveries so far bear out few of these nightmares orfor that matterfantasies But who knows the shape of things to come [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 16 2016 12:05 am Home Minister Rajnath Singh Related News I feel that as leaders of the ruling party we must be extra cautious while making any statement All leaders must ensure that statements are reflected in proper perspective and cannot be misinterpreted” That was Rajnath Singh in October 2015 reprimanding General VK Singh for protesting that the Central government could not be held responsible if “someone threw a stone at a dog” It was in revoltingly bad taste because he referred to the killing of two Dalit children in Faridabad near Delhi “We can’t get away by saying that statements were misrepresented or twisted” Rajnath Singh had added This week the very same home minister presented a fake tweet as the real thing confirming that the commemoration of the hanging of Afzal Guru at Jawaharlal Nehru University was backed by Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed Rajnath Singh is familiar with inaccurate attribution During the intolerance debate in Parliament Mohammed Salim of the CPM had launched a blitz on him on the basis of an erroneous magazine article accusing him of hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “first Hindu ruler [of India] in 800 years” Rajnath Singh had demanded that he either withdraw or substantiate the charge and eventually it was deleted from the record The minister knows perfectly well that someone in his position should authenticate every fact that he alludes to in public discourse and not rely on second-hand material And yet he has made a very serious charge on the basis of a patently dodgy tweet identifying the JNU campus with anti-national activities backed by a terrorist organisation in Pakistan Rajnath Singh’s party is digitally literate It lives and breathes social media The police which answers to the home minister has experts for analysing internet communications Rajnath Singh could have consulted them but he preferred to take a tweet allegedly from Saeed at face value By being economical with his concern for the truth he has lit a fuse that has brought the excitement over nationalism — the authorised version of the BJP — bursting out of the campus into the public domain On Monday the police significantly stood by while lawyers with BJP sympathies arbitrarily assaulted students professors and journalists at Delhi’s Patiala House courts where JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s case was heard Consider the sequence of events Colonial sedition law was invoked to contain opinion on a famously leftwing campus A fake tweet was presented as verified truth to support the sedition case and when it was heard the court was turned into an arena It is so bizarre that Rajnath Singh has been advised to be responsible by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Indeed his endorsement of a falsehood has helped to launch a spate of mob violence fuelled by rumour-mongering which could go out of control For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIf signals emanating from the grass root level in Western Uttar Pradesh are being read correctly the BJP appears to be facing an existential crisis Don’t be surprised if the saffron outfit is seen fighting the third and fourth spots along with Choudhary Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal For most of the 71 constituencies that go to polls in the first phase on 11 February are likely to witness a virtual direct contest between the SP-Congress Alliance and the Bahujan Samaj Party Indeed politics is in the process of witnessing a tectonic shift this time for three reasons: First the Jats who had formed the core of BJP’s vote base along with Brahmins Banias and Thakurs are now up in arms against the saffron outfit They are tilted towards the RLD and the Alliance depending on the strength of individual candidates from constituency to constituency in all the six divisions of Meerut Saharanpur Moradabad Bareilly Agra and Aligarh File image of Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav PTI Second there is no reverse polarisation for the simple reason that there is no communally surcharged atmosphere this time Peace prevails And we are more or less back to the pre-2014 days when there wasn’t any Muzaffarnagar riot factor to cause a huge communal divide Muslim voters are now both united and divided – united in their single point agenda to beat the BJP and divided between the Alliance and the BSP when it comes to weighing the chances of individuals candidate’s strength vis-à-vis the saffron camp And third the so far hidden negative impact of notebandi is beginning to come to the fore Little wonder then that even other non-Jat farming communities including powerful Gujjars look inclined mainly towards the BSP and the Alliance What further adds poignancy to BJP’s woes is the fact that there is a general ‘feel good aura’ around the Alliance that’s impacting the minds of the otherwise unattached young voters cutting across caste lines Remember it was this group of voters that had triggered the big Modi-wave all across UP in 2014 Also remember that in the past 25 years or so the SP and the Congress had at best been minor forces in Western UP Their fortunes seem to have changed dramatically since the formation of the alliance ten days ago They are the new favourites of Muslims and OBCs Didn’t you notice the confident self-assured looks of both Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav that were there for all to see during the road shows in Lucknow and Agra Smiling and waving to the crowds they were basking in the popular response Obviously Even Mayawati who has been addressing huge rallies in strategic places including Meerut and Muzaffarnagar appears to be aware of the fact that BJP’s otherwise solid vote base of Jats Brahmins Banias and other upper caste Hindus is no longer an impregnable fortress While Jats are prepared to give another chance to the RLD more and more upper caste Hindus are beginning to look towards the Alliance as an option Little wonder then that the BSP supremo is working hard to thwart the ongoing movement of upper castes towards the Rahul-Akhilesh duo She made it a point to reiterate once again her party’s resolve to extend reservation quota benefits to ‘poor among the upper castes’ She also promised to waive farmers’ loan up to Rupees one lakh per head In the backdrop of thedisintegration of BJP’s core vote bank there is another youngster who has descended on the scene making the battle in the Jatland a four-cornered affair – Jayant Choudhary son of Ajit Singh and grandson of Choudhary Charan Singh Known for his anti-BJP views the young Jat has achieved an appreciable degree of connect with the masses Jayant’s theory of success is simple: “People want to live in peace There is no point scratching the old communal wounds again and again People get fed up with rantings and ravings of the likes of Yogi Adityanath Sangeet Som and Sanjeev Balyan People are intelligent enough to see through their divide and rule game Don’t you see the masses have already decided to punish them” Be that as it may one thing is certain: All calculations based on 2014 election results look set to fall flat on the ground And don’t be surprised if psephologists who count on randomly picked samples from here and there bite the dust once again As always Mumbai: "Justice will prevail only when Dawood Ibrahim is brought back to the country and punished" This was how the relatives of some of the victims of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts reacted to the conviction of six persons accused in the case by a TADA court in Mumbai on Friday Some them chose to term the verdict as "half victory" as the delivery of justice was inordinately delayed The six convicted by the the special TADA court in the second leg of the trial include the blasts’ mastermind Mustafa Dossa and extradited gangster Abu Salem Kamla Malkani a Worli resident who was hurt in the blast at Century Bazaar said she was not too enthused by the verdict Mumbai 1993 blasts AFP "I fail to understand why so much money is being spent on these culprits at the expense of taxpayers Full and final justice will prevail when the key mastermind Dawood Ibrahim faces trial in India and gets punishment" she said Tushar Priti Deshmukh who lost his mother in the blast at Century Bazaar shared the feeling "Justice will prevail when the mastermind Dawood gets punishment" Tushar said "Today’s verdict is obviously very late as it has come after 24 years. but it is positive It will however reach to a logical conclusion when and only when Dawood faces the music for his misdeeds" he said Kirti Ajmera a former stockbroker who still has a cracked ribcage and glass shards in his body said the judgement was a step in the right direction The glass shards from the bomb blast near the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) pierced through Ajmera’s face arms and broke his ribcage He has undergone 40 operations Naresh Saraf who lost his right leg in the blasts felt that justice had been delayed "Though I have full faith in our judiciary it is a fact that justice has been delayed It would have been good had the verdict come within two to three years of the blasts" Naresh who runs a public call booth in suburban Malad said: "Only the verdict has come so far I want capital punishment for the accused They don’t deserve any sort of mercy" The unprecedented attacks on 12 March 1993 had left 257 people dead 713 seriously injured and destroyed properties worth Rs 27 crore A series of 12 bomb explosions took place one after another in about a span of two hours The blasts occurred at Bombay Stock Exchange Katha Bazaar Lucky petrol pump near Sena Bhavan opposite Passport office near Century Bazaar Fishermen’s colony at Mahim Causeway the basement of the Air India Building Zaveri Bazaar Hotel Sea Rock Plaza Theatre Centaur Hotel (Juhu) Sahar Airport (Bay no 54) and Centaur Hotel (near airport) Written by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: April 3 2011 2:33 pm Related News Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds is all praises about Sandra Bullock and her adopted baby son Louissaying he would love to team up with the Oscar-winning actress again Although the 34-year-old actor has given almost no interviews since divorcing Scarlett Johansson in December after two years of marriagehe spoke about his ‘The Proposal’ co-star Bullock46reported Access Hollywood “I would love to do another movie with her I would be a fool to say no to that If we can work it outI will definitely be there and on my best behavior” said Reynolds As the ‘Green Lantern’ star works out plans to re-team with Bullock in front of the camerathe pair have spent some quality time together in recent months They spent New Years Eve together at Bullock’s AustinTexas restaurant Bess Bistro”partying the night away They were very playful” according to a witness Reynolds also said he has bonded with Bullock’s one-year-old sonbut Louis doesn’t call him uncle as yet “I don’t think I’ve officially held the title of uncle” he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: May 7 2013 4:01 am Related News Modis official portal narendramodiin serves as a one-point stop for anything and everything about him Managed by a group of volunteers who are scattered across the globethe portal provides its users facilities to write him a messagerequest a meetingand even send an invite to Modi If its running live videos of all his eventsthe users can also pen an article as citizen journalist The portal also has links to FacebookTwitterGoogleFlickerand even official Andriod and iPhone and iPad applications While the role of Gujarat Information Department here is limited in giving releases on latest government eventsthe whole of technical and content part is managed by a dedicated group of some 3000 volunteers Social media managers compare CM to Obama In many waysModis social media managers like to compare his style with US President Barack Obamas And Modi follows Obama on Twitter The 300-odd people that Modi follows include former President A P J Abdul KalamA R RehmanAjay Devgn and UK Foreign Minister Hugo Swireto name a few Some of the schemes floated by the state government were actually suggested to him by people through his official portal narendramodiinor on his Facebook page or Twitter handle Schemes like CM Fellowship or Annual Ahmedabad Cyclothon or making an e-version of all the books penned by Modi or on him were the ideas that the CM was given through his portal? said an official For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: April 18 2012 6:07 am Top News Kenkre colts hold fort Over the yearsKenkre U-19 have developed a reputation of being the team who rise to the challenge against any oppositionregardless of stature or experience And they were at it again on Tuesdayas they forced a seasoned Bank of India outfit to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw in their Super Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) league at the St Xavier’s ground in Parel Following a barren first halfthe Kenkre youngsters snatched the lead through Shavez Surves strike in the 64th minute But just when it looked like the colts were going to produce a huge shockBank of India came right back to restore parity as consistent striker Sagar Bedekar found the back of the net four minutes later Later in the dayDwyane DSouza was at his brilliant best scoring all the four goals in Miners SC 4-1 victory against Young Guns SC in a Division I play-off encounter Rahul Laud got the lone goal for the Young Gunsbut D’Souza was the cynosure of all eyes In another match of the same divisionRenaissance SC and Rehma SC played out a 2-2 draw Sheldon Sharma netted both the goals for Renaissance while Rehma scored through Nikhil DSouza and Ranzie Kalicharan Results: Super Div: Kenkre FC U-19 1 (Shavez Surve) drew with Bank of India 1 (Sagar Bedekar); Div-I play-off: Renaissance SC 2 (Sheldon Sharma 2) drew with Rehma SC 2 (Nikhil DSouzaRanzie Kalicharan); Miners FC 4 (Dwyane DSouza 4) bt Young Guns 1 (Rahul Laud) U-20 I League matches from today Air India FC will face off with Chirag Unitedwhile Mumbai FC will take on HALBangalore in the opening days fixtures of the 5th U-20 I League Football Tournamentwhich will kick off on WednesdayApril 18on the newly-laid state-of-the-art artificial turf at the Father Agnel Football GroundNavi Mumbai This preliminary round of matches for the Elite Youth Teams of I League clubsand featuring clubs from Group Cis being organized by the Western India Football Association (WIFA) from April 18 to 272012 Group C features youth teams of the three Maharashtra Clubsnamely Air IndiaMumbai FC and Pune FCalong with Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL)Bangalore and Chirag UnitedKerala The top two teams from the group will qualify for the second round of games Father AlmeidaMD Fr Agnel Group of Institutionssaid? well," the chief minister told reporters in Guwahati.Written by Express News Service | Mohali | Published: April 19 “My love to ‘La La Land.

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