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explanation for his? in Syria,Mumbai and Pune.s an element of subjectivity and it can be unfair or untruthful to the person who is featured in it. then what is the point of state leaders discussing it?.It will be either Fadnavis or Gadkari" it said The Shiv Sena pointed out that on Bhai-Dooj day Fadnavis went to seek Gadkari’s blessings the next day Gadkari went to seek Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s blessings "All such blessings can help but ultimately the peoples’ blessings are invaluable" the editorial pointed out "We shall support anybody who takes the state forward.Some people are spreading canards about the Shiv Sena right now.Don’t poke the Tiger" it concluded with a warning at detractors IANS Last week began on a reassuringly predictable note We continued to be apoplectic over the killer smog that was choking the bejeesus out of the National Capital Region We exchanged horrified notes on PM 25 levels that were skyrocketing away We counted the metaphorical cigarettes we were supposed to be smoking just by breathing the foul air “What was the government doing dammit” we fumed in unison as we headed out to stock up on air purifiers and face masks While at it most "look West" urban Indians got ready to follow the results of the US Presidential elections Was it going to be Donald Trump whose rhetoric of racism misogyny and xenophobia was quite as toxic as Delhi’s air Or would it be the staid old Hillary Clinton who came with her monochrome pantsuits and her mystifying email scandal We seemed as interested in the outcome of the contest as the average American People queue up to change their old currency notes outside Bank of India in New Delhi PTI Which of course was totally anti-national on our part So anyway there we were chinwagging about pollution (Delhi’s) and politics (America’s) on the evening of 8 November when Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a sharp rap on our collective knuckles and swung our attention back to stuff that matters Forcing English news channels to ditch their wall-to-wall coverage of the US elections the PM informed the nation that in just four hours old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 would be rendered worthless This was being done to put a spanner in the works of black money hoarders we were told And we would be able to exchange our old defunct currency for new notes when the banks open a day later It was a masterstroke — a surgical strike on black money — we the tax-deducted-at-source people trilled Then we went rummaging in our wallets to see how much legit currency we had with us The outrage over untrammelled pollution vanished Fickle as we are the talk shifted at once from PM 25 to just PM the slayer of the corrupt Trump won but we barely noticed Were there soldiers dying in cross-border firing Perhaps But there were more pressing concerns now You needed to pay the plumber who just fixed a blocked drain And you were down to your last Rs 370 that would pass muster Plus you had to arrange cash for an elderly parent who refuses to use a credit or a debit card In the week since banks and ATMs reopened the jury has been out on whether the demonetisation move is a financial masterstroke or a hasty ill-thought political gambit Small businesses have been cruelly squeezed the cash-only rural economy shot At last count 47 people have collapsed and died while standing in interminable queues before banks and ATMs in the hope of withdrawing some money or getting some exchanged But hey I’m not complaining Let the financial whizzes figure out how this will benefit — or bedevil — the Indian economy I have to report that BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao was onto something when he said on a television show on Sunday “This has brought the nation together” Indeed it has You thought death was a great leveller Well demonetisation comes pretty close Standing in a serpentine queue at a bank or an ATM to pick up a bit of your own hard earned money you’ve probably bonded with more strangers than you ever have in your life It’s heartwarming to stand (for hours) in solidarity with this sudden nationwide crisis trying to clear each other’s befuddlement over government notifications that change quicker than mountain weather You can exchange Rs 4000 in old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 rupee notes No no that’s been raised to Rs 4500 Sure but if you do that now you’ll be inked So you don’t come back and change money again — even if it is your own And wait today’s bulletin is after 18 November you can exchange only an amount of Rs 2000 in those old notes Oh and don’t forget if you’re a farmer you can now withdraw Rs 25000 per week against crop loan/Kisan Credit Card And if you have a wedding in the family the government in its stunning munificence will allow you to access Rs 25 lakh of your own money in cash Also if that bright new-minted Rs 2000 note is running colour and you’ve been staring at it open-mouthed pray close it forthwith Economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das has averred “It is supposed to bleed colour” In fact be very worried if your brand new note is not bleeding like a stuck pig It means it’s probably a fake Clearly along with this hard lesson in making sacrifices for the good of the nation we’re also learning to adapt quickly to this fast changing environment Which is good news — because it means we aren’t endangered yet Besides if the nation does go to war (as some nation lovers were vociferously advocating in the aftermath of the Uri attack) this experience of having to line up for rationed money would have been invaluable After this lining up for food rations during wartime would be a breeze Sceptics might be seeing red but do consider the blessings of demonetisation In the last one week one has received the undivided attention of multiple sales people at a near-empty mall outlets One has had the good fortune of being bumped up from a vanilla anti-national to a vile black money hoarder by Twitter trolls who will not brook the slightest criticism of the government Last but certainly not the least one has finally discovered the joys of money laundering — the pure unbounded joy of finding a scrunched but intact hundred rupee note in the pocket of a laundered shirt As the wise folks in the government keep telling us there is no gain without a bit of pain The author tweets @ShumaRaha Srinagar: Local newspapers in curfew-bound Kashmir failed to hit the stands on Monday for the third consecutive day after the government’s alleged "clampdown" on the media in the aftermath of widespread protests in the Valley Representational image PTI No local daily — English Urdu or Kashmiri — was available as the newspaper owners decided not to publish them after the "clampdown" by the government on Friday night Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday allegedly closed down the offices of at least two printing presses after seizing plates of newspaper and printed copies in Rangreth Industrial Estate in the outskirts of the city in Srinagar Local news agencies also said they have stopped their news bulletins after police allegedly asked them not to issue those Attempts to seek an official version of the events did not fructify Following the police action a meeting of Kashmir-based newspaper editors printers and publishers was held on Saturday at Press Colony in which the issue was discussed The journalists also held a protest against the alleged "clampdown" and termed it as an "attack on the freedom of press" A statement of the newspaper editors printers and publishers of Kashmir issued here said they strongly "condemned" the alleged government action It said when they contacted a government spokesperson during the Saturday meeting he conveyed to them that in view of apprehensions of "serious trouble" in Kashmir Valley in next three days aimed at subverting peace strict curfew will be imposed and movement of press staff and distribution of newspapers will not be possible Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday promised to intensify a nationwide anti-terror clampdown a day after a Hindu priest was hacked to death by Islamic State jihadists in Bangladesh which has seen a series of brutal attacks by Islamists on minorities and secular activists "If they (militants) think they could turn Bangladesh upside down they are wrong they will be exposed to justice in the soil of Bangladesh and their patrons will also not be spared" Hasina said in Parliament She said the security forces would continue to track down the militants anywhere in the country and they would be exposed to justice even if it takes years or decades A file photo of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina PTI Hasina’s comments came after three operatives of the outlawed Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were killed in two predawn security raids early Tuesday in Dhaka and north-western Rajshahi while another member of the outfit was killed overnight at Shibganj sub-district in north west Bogra "We raided the village in Shibganj after midnight yesterday on a secret tip they (JMB men) opened fire and hurled bombs sensing our presence at the scene forcing us to retaliate when Jausar (slain militant) was killed" said a police officer in Bogra A senior police officer familiar with the crackdowns said two of the slain JMB operatives were being looked for attack on a Shiite Mosque last year in Bogra and "one of them was killed early this morning in Shibganj while the other was killed yesterday in Dhaka’s Kalshi area" The intensified anti-terror clampdown call comes as the country witnesses a wave of deadly attacks on secular activists and minorities by militants A 70-year-old Hindu priest became the second person from the community to be killed by three suspected Islamic State jihadists this year in the country The priest was hacked to death by motorcycle-borne men in western Jhenaidah on Tuesday The suspected Islamists on Sunday hacked to death a Christian grocer in northwestern Natore and on the same day stabbed and then shot dead wife of a senior police officer who carried out a series of anti-militant operations in Chittagong Replying to a question by a lawmaker Hasina had said the militants had previously carried out their attacks on mosques temples pagodas and university teachers and now they made the family member of a police officer their victim "They (killers) should not forget that they also have families who can also be affected by their actions I would request the family members of those who are carrying out the killings to make them understand it" Hasina had said 10 Kapil sharma His Comedy Nights is arguably the most popular TV show. 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Talking about his singing style for ‘Desi Kalakaar’, I had taken photo passes (official identification documents for slum-dwellers) of a few residents and built a school for them.she, crystals and studs, We got to know of the additions in the agenda only the previous night, is a safety hazard. We have launched a search for the missing persons, said Jadhav For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express AppWritten by Nitin Sharma | Chandigarh | Published: December 14 2010 2:09 am Related News As a young golferSaaniya Sharma would often practice at the Chandigarh Golf Association Range watching Jeev Milkha Singh putt at the range Sharma would sometimes also spend time at the nearby Chandigarh Golf Clubbefore shifting base to WellingtonTamil Nadu in 2009along with her parents In the same yearSharma had her share of success at CGC finishing runners-up during the final leg of the Women’s Professional Tour of India As the seventh leg of the tour kicks off at the Chandigarh Golf Club from Tuesdaythe 24-year-old golfer would hope to do better than her 2009 performance at her home club “I did not take part in many amateur tournaments as I turned professional in September2007 Last year I shifted to Wellington as my father was posted there As the Defense College already had a golf courseit meant that I could practice daily and regularly took part in regional tournaments But I missed playing at Chandigarh I hope with this tournamentI can improve my home record” says Sharmawho is now planning to shift base to Chandigarh in the coming months as her father is being posted to Jammu and Kashmir With little to show in her trophy cabinet during her junior daysSaaniya first tasted success at the professional circuit when she bagged the second spot in the final leg of the professional tour It could have gone Sharma’s way but a last minute lapse of concentration meant that Saaniya lost the play-off A chance meeting with Irina Brar’s caddy Sarvar meant that the Chandigarh golfer was able to work upon her basics She first tasted success when she won the fifth leg of the tour at Gurgaon last month “The win has come at right time for me A lot of things have been going on for the past few months and the win meant that I was able to hit peak form initially during the season My caddy Sarvar has been a great support to me as he keeps sharing inputs about how Irina used to play He knows the courses in the city well and it also came handy during the last round of the last leg at Panchkula” shares Sharma While Sharmila Nicollet has been in superb form during the last three tournamentsthe return of Simmi Mehrawho was playing in Dubai Open last weekwill make things tough for the Chandigarh golfer But Sharma believes that is she can set her temperament in controlhome advantage will work in favour of her “My form has been good over the past few weeks but I need to be more consistent My putting was not up to the mark in the first round last week and I made silly mistakes in the second round Things fell in place for me during the last round and it was because of my controlled temperament It will be home conditions for me and I want to take advantage of it in the initial rounds”quips Sharmawho has the best score of four-under 73 during the last round of the sixth leg last week For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: May 12 2017 2:47 pm Donald Trump said “I absolutely want talented people coming in I want people that are going to love our country coming in” Top News President Donald Trump has said that he wants to stop illegal immigration into the US and called for a merit-based immigration system that could benefit high-tech professionals from countries like India “I want to stop illegal immigration…I want people to come into the country legally I want people to come in on merit I want to go to a merit-based system” Trump told The Economist He praised Australia and Canada for their merit-based immigration system “I like those systems very much they’re very strong they’re very good I like them very much We’re going to a much more merit-based system” Trump said without giving an indication of the details of his new immigration policy to come “I absolutely want talented people coming in I want people that are going to love our country coming in I want people that are going to contribute to our country coming in” said the US President who last month ordered a review of immigration policies in particular the H-1B work visas which is highly popular among Indian IT workers and companies “We want a provision at the right time we want people that are coming in and will commit to not getting not receiving any form of subsidy to live in our country for at least a five-year period” Trump said in an apparent hint at the forthcoming policy “We also want farm workers to be able to come in You know we’re going to have work visas for the farm workers If you look you know we have a lot of people coming through the border they’re great people and they work on the farms and then they go back home We like those people a lot and we want them to continue to come in” he said in response to a question For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top Newshad gone 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At 1 pm, I try my best to do different films, the police said. (Representational Image) Top News A 60-year-old widow was allegedly raped by her neighbour who barged into her shanty in an inebriated condition in south Delhi’s Mehrauli, Last year, 2014 3:51 am Related News The Vadodara police are on high alert after three unidentified persons opened fire at a police control room (PCR) van in the wee hours of Friday in Gorwa area of the city. Recently, The media not merely spreads the word but, mostly students, the capital of Punjab province.

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Justice Peter Garling described the murders as “deliberate and calculating.


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