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They had come to board the Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS), irrigation,joined the BJP. all they did was raise slogans and not table any of the bills that they were supposed to.While we mull over the time our MPs and legislators waste slinging mud at each other during a Session it is also paramount to remember that the legislators argue and counter-argue at the cost of the exchequer and eventually taxpayer As of 2012 each minute of running Parliament during sessions costs the exchequer Rs 25 lakh Like this article of Firstpost argues the lack of debate in Parliament causes a much bigger harm than just a few thousand crores of rupees From important policies on educationto public health facilities infrastructure sectors justice delivery system everything is broken Image courtesy: PRS Legislative Image courtesy: PRS Legislative Written by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: April 30 2012 2:02 pm Related News In a relief to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullaha magisterial probe into the death of National Conference worker Syed Mohammad Yousuf last yearhas found that he died due to cardiovascular arrest and not because of any assault by personnel in the chief minister’s office or by police “(The) deceased on the morning of September 302011was even walking as he was seen by witnesses and going to the bathroom as well which shows that he was normal “Thus the allegations levelled in the media about the deceased are not based on factsas whatever they have stated is only out of imagination or some motivation” the report said apparently referring to criticism at the time of the incident that had pointed fingers at the chief minister The media then had carried stories about personnel in the CM camp office could have assaulted him that could have led to the death of the National Conference worker “…After examining 57 witnesses and making physical examination of hospitalCrime Branchas well as the CM’s camp office in SrinagarI have come to the conclusion that Yousuf died due to cardiovascular arrest without any external/physical assaultforceinjury or mischief upon his body or due to negligence of any authority” Additional District Magistrate Mohammad Akbar Ganaie said in his 41-page report The report also cleared Omar’s aides political advisor Devender Rana and Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wan of all the charges in the case The report of the magisterial probe has come as a major relief for Omar and his aidesdays after Justice H S Bedi Commission rejected a plea to cross-examine them Justice (retired) Bedi is conducting a judicial probe into Yousuf’s death The state government had ordered a magisterial inquiry into Yousuf’s death on September 30last year under section 176 of CrPC and Ganaie was appointed the inquiry officer Ganaie said he submitted the report on February twothis year but refused to discuss the contents “As such the cause of his death on September 302011at about 9:45 AM in police hospitalSrinagar is a natural death due to heart attack and not an act of any other person from CM’s camp office or Crime Branch headquarters or from Police Hospital” Ganaie said in the report Ganaie said his findings were supported by the post-mortem report and other medical reports besides oral and documentary evidences available with him “These conclude positively to the fact that the deceased died due to myocardial infarction (heart attack)” he said The report states that any kind of misbehaviour or torture is a distant dream as during the stay at Chief Minister’s camp officethe deceased was not alone for a single minute and during that time Omar was having “various engagements with different persons from a BBC crew to heads of civil society” “They would have found some foul (play) as the meeting hall (where the CM met Yousuf) is a small one and has adjoining waiting room where other persons wait for their turn to meet the CM “It is relevant that the CM was with the deceased for just ten minutes in the presence of Muhammad Yousuf Bhat and Abdul Salam Reshi as well as Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani in a hall when there were security personnel and private persons around whose statements were recordedbut none of them has deposed about any overt or physical assault on the body of the deceased during the time he was with Omar Abdullah” the report said The report also described the sequence of events based on the examination of the witnesses and evidence on record It noted that YousufReshi and Bhat met the Chief Minister who asked about the transactions of money between the deceased and the other two National Conference workers “To thisYousuf had confessed to the CM that he had received the amount from Bhat but had not been able to pay him back till date This had come perhaps as a surprise to the CM and accordingly he directed Yousuf to pay back the amount within shortest time possible or otherwise the CM said he will send this case to Crime Branch” the report said It said that Yousuf informed the chief minister that it was not possible for him to arrange the huge amount of money at short notice and he needed more time “At this point the CM directed the MoS Home to have the matter verified by the Crime Branchwho in turn called on IGP Crime to inquire into the matter and take action as per law AccordinglyIGP Crime took away not only Yousuf with him but the other two also to Crime Branch headquarters” the report maintained The report ishoweversilent about on whose behest Yousuf received money or where the money had gone The report also exonerates the police hospital authorities and Crime Branch officials of any medical negligence while Yousuf was in custody It said the various medical tests conducted on Yousuf during his stay at the police hospital were normal and his stomach pain had also been treated by the doctors He had “no complaint when he was examined (by doctors) at 830 pm12 pm2 am or 830 am Cardiac arrests are common in the society and it happens instantaneously before required medical treatment can be provided… as has happened in the present case “It can be safely said that there was no medical negligence” the report said It said no negligence could be attributed to Crime Branch also For all the latest News Archive News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Unny Radhakrishnan Bindhu Unny | Published: May 21 2017 12:02 am Valley of plenty: The Jilling Estate in Uttarakhand covers over 100 acres of natural forests Related News “What if you two drive off a cliff and die All business is now done through internet and smartphones; and I have hardly learned to send an SMS” Steve Lall said aloud with wonder Apparently he put this question to his daughter and son-in-law to whom he had handed over the reins of Jilling Estate A self-described renegade with 72 summers behind him Lall still laughs like a child and one can’t resist his infectious energy — never mind that he’s in a wheelchair just off a three-month hospital stay But for a bike accident he was all set to travel to Australia for a biking trip on the pretext of visiting his son Not surprising then that Ben Fogle famous English adventurer and TV host featured Lall his family and the Jilling Estate in his show Where Wild Men Live on BBC Earth Where else would you find a man who as a fighter pilot took his dachshund in the cockpit of a MIG fighter jet hated taking orders from superiors was court marshalled and somewhere along the way climbed mountains and started a rustic life Without giving up his love for biking across the length and breadth of the country Jilling Estate was on our list of places to visit for some years now Though we were warned that Lall and family are very choosy about guests we were reasonably confident of passing any entrance tests the Lalls would throw at us before granting entry The taxi from Kathgodam railway station dropped us at Matial village and Ramlalji was waiting for us to carry our luggage and guide us up the trekking path As Ramlal climbed up effortlessly with our huge luggage on his back it dawned on us that living on the hills might help us defy our age too We were panting stopping frequently and sipping water all along the over-an-hour climb Jilling Estate with its adjacent properties covers over 100 acres of natural forests with rhododendron oaks chestnut and apricot trees to name a few Pines are abundant — as they are quick to take root and grow most of the hills nearby are now covered with them and the heterogeneity of the forest is lost forever In Jilling however there is diverse flora ferociously nurtured by the Lalls What can one do in Jilling Take long walks along the many trails that crisscross the estate soaking in fresh air while a host of birds and butterflies give you company You could spot sambars tearing off deeper into the jungle startled by human sounds Wild flowers of several varieties were in bloom at the end of March A couple of trails lead to the ridge and evenings at the ridge make for spectacular sunsets Mountain goats may do a show for you with their acrobatic jumps along the steep slope And along the ridge to the east is the highest point in Jilling When we were not exploring the trails birding or reading in the spacious verandah of our cottage we dug into some very wholesome food or chatted with the Lalls and their friends who were visiting Spaced across the estate are five cottages each with an allotted caretaker who serves food and helps in exploring the area You can have the food served in the cottage but we chose to have it with the Lalls whenever possible and we got to know more about their adventurous life Jilling Estate was bought by Lall’s parents in the ’60s After his Air Force days Lall lived here for some time and found his soulmate Parvati a beautiful woman from a neighbouring village His parents would not accept the union so he left Jilling with his wife and found employment at one of the tea plantations in West Bengal But it didn’t take much time for the prodigal son to return as his parents needed help in managing the estate However life in the estate wasn’t easy with no predictable income A German diplomat and scholar Mr Klaus visited Lall in the ’90s and suggested the idea of a homestay The revenue generated would help in the upkeep of the estate He has since settled in a bungalow on the estate and is now considered a member of the family One of the days he came down to visit Lall and we shared a meal with him Parvati Lall’s charming and industrious partner still actively manages the field We joined her in the fields one morning; she was enthusiastic about each tree though somewhat worried about how she’d take care of them when the summer peaks She happily showed us the various fruit trees and vegetables but unfortunately none of them were fruiting at that time Perhaps we need to spend every month in Jilling to taste each of its produce Our three days’ stay was blissful — far from noisy roads and honking vehicles listening to birds in the woods or simply gazing into the valley and mountains beyond As we walked down the trail we couldn’t thank Lall enough for preserving a piece of forest for people like us to come and soak in occasionally It might take a village to raise a child but in our times it takes a renegade to save a forest Unny & Bindhu based in Mumbai are travel buffs Bindhu works for an international online university and Unny is a marketing professional For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: January 30 2017 6:08 am A heritage walk to National Film Archives of India is also a part of the festival Express Top News Organised by Janwani and Intach-Pune the sixth edition of Pune Heritage Festival will be celebrated from February 3 to 12 across the city Along with heritage tours the festival will also see panel discussions lectures and workshops For the first time the festival will witness a ‘Symposium on Urban Heritage’ as a part of the inauguration ceremony that will take place on February 2 at 4 pm in MDC Auditorium YASHADA Baner Road Watch What Else Is Making News What is the future of urban heritage How can heritage bylaws be strengthened How can its implementation be effective What are the challenges and benefits of conservation are some of the topics to be addressed in the symposium through case studies presentations and panel discussions Nitin Kareer Principal Secretary Urban Development Department Government of Maharashtra will be the chief guest at the occasion while the chief speakers include Mumbai-based leading architect Abha Lamba Rajiv Patel from Ahmedabad and Malini Krishnakutty Secretary Mumbai Metropolitan Region Heritage Conservation Society The Symposium is free and open to all Prajakta Divekar Deputy Director Janwani expressed that when people speak of urban heritage in development it is mostly in the context of a ‘monument’ or ‘heritage building/structure’ Seldom do they consider the historic residential or commercial areas intangible cultural aspects linked with it as heritage There is also a disconnect between the cultural heritage and the natural resources such as rivers and tekdis which also constitute urban heritage “In recent times large infrastructure projects that have landscape impact on the city have challenged the future of this urban heritage which makes it important for us to start a dialogue on how conservation can become integral to development of Pune so the future generations could share our legacy The symposium will focus on the present development scenario and the conservation dilemma as well as the scope and benefits of heritage conservation in cities including Pune” said Divekar The highlights of the festival include ‘Music of Pune’ (a special djembe gondhal mardani khel fusion performance at Amanora Mall Hadapsar) Heritage walk of Botanical Survey of India ‘Jajwallya Abhiman’ a quiz about Pune at COEP River Heritage Cycle Ride Heritage Walk of Ayurved Rasashala Special Heritage Tour – Music Legacy of Bharat Gayan Samaj Workshop on ‘Paper Conservation’ at Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute Workshop on ‘Creative Writing — travel and cuisine’ Workshop on ‘ Sambhaji Maharaj Patra Wachan in Modi and Introduction to Persian’ and so on The festival will also witness heritage walks at Mahatma Phule Krishi Mahavidyalay Reserve Bank of India Archives Tata Archives Film and Television Institute of India National Film Archives of India and Central Bee Research Institute among others For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 20 2017 8:27 pm Neil Nitin Mukesh joins Golmaal Again madness Top News Neil Nitin Mukesh has joined the madness of Golmaal Again The actor who recently wrapped up shooting for Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar was spotted on the sets of Golmaal Again earlier but nobody knew if he is going to be a part of the film Now Parineeti Chopra the leading lady has confirmed that the actor is going to be a part of the film She posted a video with him in which she is seen welcoming the actor on the sets by humming the title track and doing the hook step of the film After a few hours Neil took to Instagram to share some good words about the director Rohit Shetty He wrote “With the man himself @itsrohitshetty Genius to work with and such an honour being a part is of his creation #golmaalagain” Apart from Neil the film stars Parineeti Tabu Ajay Devgn Tusshar Kapoor Arshad Warsi and a few more in the lead roles Golmaal Again is the fourth instalment of the successful Golmaal series Check the posts by Neil Nitin Mukesh and Parineeti Chopra: This is the first time Neil would be seen in a comedy film Last year the actor rose to fame with his portrayal of the negative character in Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Amitabh Bachchan’s Wazir Now he is all set to stun us in Madhur Bhandarkar’s directorial which is based on a 21-month long period from 1975 to 1977 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally had a state of emergency declared across the country The actor would be playing the role of Sanjay Gandhi and his first look from the film had impressed and at the same time shocked the entire film fraternity and as well as the audience Also read |Golmaal Again vs Secret Superstar vs 20: Diwali gets bigger Rajinikanth Akshay Kumar Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn toclash While Golmaal Again is scheduled for Diwali release this year Madhur Bhandarkar’s film which also stars Pink actor Kirti Kulhari is scheduled for 2017 release however the date has not been finalised as of now For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by P K Basant | Published: February 5 2016 12:42 am Top News Students staging a protest against the suicide of a Dalit scholar in a Hyderabad Central University in Mumbai (PTI Photo by Santosh Hirlekar) Rohith Vemula is dead Politicians are making suitable noises TV networks are manufacturing rage Newspapers have carried out some sensitive analyses I wish to focus on an aspect that seems to have escaped scrutiny It’s Rohith’s relationship with his teachers He had been a student of Hyderabad Central University for more than six years As a teacher the questions that first occurred to me were “Who were his teachers Where are they” The media seems to have missed Rohith’s engagement with his teachers Is it related to a real absence of teachers who engaged with him or the dominant narrative that prevails in the media Either way it’s a sad commentary on our expectations from educational institutions Being a researcher in our part of the world is an impossible situation The researcher might be dreaming of stardust but he’s firmly earthbound The family expects the researcher to start earning as soon as possible A steady job is usually considered necessary for “settling down” The uncertainties of finances and relationships with friends and family create a mélange of economic emotional and sexual deprivation This is aggravated by students’ habits of dreaming up beautiful worlds and desiring to fight for them Rohith’s politics would have automatically ensured the pitiless contempt of our social traditions and academic culture Such journeys are marked by loneliness that can easily turn into despair Years of solitude turn into lost steps to nowhere It’s in this world filled with the absence of a clear vision that the role of the teacher becomes very important It is not as much about the scholarship of a teacher as it is about the desire to open a dialogue with students It’s an ability to listen to disagreeable barbs This can happen only if the teacher is willing to devote time and energy Institutional requirements increasingly pressure teachers to show quantifiable achievements so that even those among us who enjoy engaging with students beyond the classroom are driven to consider such activities unprofitable a “waste” of time In such selfish times teachers are less inclined to spend time with students A collective failure of the teaching community becomes apparent when a Rohith kills himself perhaps in his loneliness perhaps in his despair We also need to ask how the teaching community has been shaped by the decisions taken by the HRD ministry and UGC I shall point to two issues Every profession has its rules for promotion If we look at the current format for promotions of teachers teaching is a small insignificant segment of the order of things It is a teacher’s presence at seminars and publications that ensure prestige and promotion This promotes an attitude of indifference to the fate of students No one cares whether you teach well or badly A teacher might spend the mandated “periods” dishing out a monologue in the name of a lecture before rushing off to hubs where they can network for promotions Such a system cannot promote dialogue Decisions about increasing the number of students are taken without any meditation about its impact on classroom transactions A primary casualty of mindless escalation of student strength is one-to-one contact and interaction between students and teachers If the student-teacher ratio is not worked out properly we create a system where students go through the motions of attending university without learning anything We produce students sullen and angry many of whom do not know why they are there Rohith is no more will someone listen to him The writer teaches history at Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAs 2017 comes to a close diplomatic ties between India and Pakistan again seem to have hit a low point amid a row over the treatment of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family in Islamabad and Indian Army’s cross-border operation on Monday which killed three Pakistan Army soldiers India on Tuesday claimed that the manner in which the meeting between Jadhav and his family was conducted and its aftermath "was clearly an attempt to bolster a false and unsubstantiated narrative of Jadhav’s alleged activities" and "the exercise lacked any credibility" A statement by the Ministry of External Affairs also said that ahead of the meeting the two women were made to remove their mangalsutra bangles and bindi and were not allowed to converse in their mother tongue Marathi The Ministry of External Affairs also claimed that the mother and wife of Jadhav were also heckled by the mediapersons outside the Pakistan Foreign Office India also said that from the feedback received of the meeting "it appears that Jadhav was under considerable stress and speaking in an atmosphere of coercion" and that "most of his remarks were clearly tutored and designed to perpetuate the false narrative of his alleged activities in Pakistan His appearance also raises questions of his health and well being" Nevertheless the Pakistan Foreign Office in a statement said that Pakistan does not wish to indulge in a "meaningless battle of words" and rejected India’s baseless "allegations and twists" about attitude of authorities during Jadhav’s meeting with his wife and mother "If Indian concerns were serious the guests or the Indian DHC should have raised them during the visit with the media which was readily available but at a safe distance as requested by India" Pakistan said The latest diplomatic row came just a day after the Indian Army crossed the Line of Control to kill three soldiers in the Rawalkot sector While India was slamming Pakistan over its treatment of Jadhav’s family Islamabad summoned New Delhi’s acting deputy high commissioner JP Singh to not only protest "unprovoked" firing by the Indian side but also "categorically" reject claims that Indian commandos crossed the LoC In a statement the Foreign Office said the Indian actions "got a befitting response from the Pakistani side and their guns were silenced" It categorically rejected India’s claims that the Indian Army commandos crossed the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir and smashed a Pakistani post No Indian soldier crossed over LOC Indian media claim is continuation of their self defeating projections to satisfy domestic audience — Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) December 26 2017 "The false claims by India about the alleged cross LoC adventures are a figment of their imagination and counter- productive for peace and tranquillity on the LoC" it said The statement said Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned India’s acting deputy high commissioner and "condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian forces in the Rakhchikri sector The firing "provided a cover for the planting of IEDs by non-state actors" resulting in the death of three soldiers it said Faisal urged the Indian side to "respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC" Representational image PTI The truce between India and Pakistan along the International Border Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir came into force in November 2003 Geo News reported that the Pakistan Foreign Office also urged India to allow United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to mediate in the seven decade-long Kashmir conflict The Indian Army sources in New Delhi earlier said a "small group" of ‘Ghatak’ commandos carried out a tactical level selective targeting of the Pakistani post around 200-300 metres across the LoC last evening in which three Pakistani soldiers were killed and one was injured The operation is seen as avenging the killing of four Indian Army personnel by a Border Action Team of the Pakistan Army in Keri sector Rajouri district three days ago Hindustan Times quoted sources as saying that Monday’s action cannot be termed "surgical strikes" like the one conducted on 29 September 2016 as the operation was planned at a local level “The raid was to send a message that the Indian Army will retaliate swiftly and strongly to rogue actions” the report quoted a source as saying Monday’s retaliationcame just a day aftertwo Pakistani snipers who were trying to target Indian soldiers on the LoC were killed in Indian firing on the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts The Indian Army has been adopting a "tough" approach in dealing with ceasefire violations and terrorist activities in the last one year Pakistan has violated the ceasefire881 timesalong the LoC and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir this year killing 30 people In 2016 there were 449 incidents of ceasefire violations wherein 13 civilians and 13 government forces personnel were killed and 83 civilians and 99 security personnel were injured In 2014 there were 583 incidents of ceasefire violation in which 14 civilians and three security personnel were killed and 101 civilians and 28 security personnel were injured In 2015 the number of ceasefire violations was 405; 347 in 2013 114 in 2012 62 in 2011 and 70 in 2010 With inputs from agencies Ayushmann Khurrana’s Abhi and Parineeti Chopra’s Bindu meet, her long-time friend and co-star, days after they pledged support to the striking drivers. download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund was on Tuesday recalled after nearly six years as a back-up opener in the 16-member Indian Test squad for one-off Test against Bangladesh, though, in a series of tweets.

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