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Correlation of maths with many other subjects like art,one of our men arranged a meeting at the hotel, said senior inspector Dinkar Pingle Pingle said one of the accused women was the mother of two of the victimswho are minorswhile the other accused woman was her sister Two of the three men were trying to sell their own wiveswhile the third was a friend For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSandeep Mahapatra the only right-wing president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) traditionally a Leftist stronghold feels that free thinking and controversies have co-existed on the campus for long In an interview to Firstpost the 40-year-old practising lawyer says that the present hullabaloo is all about gaining political mileage ahead of upcoming elections in a few states Excerpts: Sandeep Mahapatra Firstpost As a JNU alumnus do you feel the unique culture of debate and discourse has got affected/ lost No I don’t subscribe to this view The positive aspect of JNU is that it provides an atmosphere of free thinking to a student—to discuss and debate unlike in any other university This university provides a wider worldview to its students on every issue and gives students a platform to hone their talent and this will always be there The student politics in JNU is different from elsewhere Here students of opposite ideologies fight against each other on the basis of debates and intellectual deliberation and not through muscle-power It’s only due to this that ABVP could strongly establish itself in the campus amid a strong Leftist ideology which has been continuing for over two decades The understanding of student politics amongst the JNU students is ahead of their contemporaries elsewhere Monday’s rally at Jantar Mantar organised jointly by the JNU students Left students’ unions and Dalit organisations was a big success Does this reflect growing dissent among students against the establishment The Left parties the Congress the AAP and others participating in the students’ rally is nothing but drawing political mileage out of dead bodies It is a cyclical case going on for political gains We had witnessed this during Delhi election when strong rumours were spread about persecution of Christians Then during the Bihar election the Dadri incident and the issue of intolerance were played up Now no one is bothered about these Keeping in mind the Budget session and upcoming polls in a few states the Left the BSP the Congress and others are politicising the JNU and Dalit issues Let me ask why all these parties were silent when a Dalit girl was raped in Haryana by a Muslim youth Is it because Muslims and Dalits are vote banks There are several instances of Dalit persecution and killing How much mobilisation has been done by these parties There has always been a social churning among students on issues that often takes the shape of a movement There’s nothing new in it but we’ve to see whether the movements are ill-motivated or genuine No one in ABVP before or after you managed to become president of JNUSU Why so I joined JNU in 1997 and became president as an ABVP candidate in 2000-01 while I was pursuing M Phil (International Law) JNU has always been a stronghold of the Left Our ideological fight with the Left was at its peak at that time All the Left forces united to defeat us but we managed to pull through After several years this year ABVP has won the joint secretary post in JNUSU It’s quite tough to crack the predominantly Left bastion but ABVP has gradually emerged as a strong challenger How could you make it possible It was very tough especially because the majority of the faculty members and heads are Left-affiliated many are CPI/CPM cardholders and they exercise immense influence on students who join the campus It’s like either you follow them or be left out I connected with people one-on-one and took up real issues of students like hostels campus problems etc and this motivated others to connect with Vidyarthi Parishad Winning or losing an election is a part of the game but our main achievement was establishing ourselves Why there is so much anarchy in the campus all of a sudden It has always been there in the campus but this time it has gone out of control and as the government intervened and the Left ganged up JNU is the only place where the Left rules the roost Since the JNU politics reflects on national politics and vice versa they are going hammer and tongs to protect even their wrong doings They talk about intolerance but it’s they who have shown extreme intolerance inside the campus If you’re not a Leftist you’re an outcast A large number of students join the campus from eastern India so in 2000 when ABVP wanted to perform Durga puja it faced severe resistance But ultimately we won and till now festival takes place and almost everyone participate in it There have been allegations against JNU that a section of its students had been involved in controversial ‘anti-national’ issues like hailing Afzal Guru the killing of 75 CRPF personnel in Dantewada etc Did such incidents occur in the past too Yes when I joined in 1996 the CPI-ML affiliated All India Students’ Association (AISA) had invited Kashmiri secessionist leaders to speak in the campus because they think India is a country of multiple nationalities and Kashmir Nagaland etc should be free from India The ABVP opposed it There is a dichotomy in their stand The students who give a call to fight against the state later become a part of the same state machinery and enjoy power as bureaucrats Those who raised anti-imperialistic slogans later latched on to scholarships and went to the US This is nothing but compromising on your ideology for bigger gains JNUSU and Left-backed unions’ members have alleged that ABVP has been into hooliganism in the campus and the BJP-backed government through police crackdown put students behind bars What do you have to say on this The ABVP has no role in it An inquiry is going on and it’s the police to take the call The best way to gain mileage is by blaming ABVP and RSS And as I said unlike in other universities there has never been any hooliganism inside JNU campus What will you say on students’ allegation that RSS through ABVP has been trying to crush the liberal culture and freedom of expression of though in JNU The Left had written-off the RSS but it has emerged as a potential force and they are unable to accept that In last 40 years barring Brinda Karat how many women could make it as politburo members How many Dalits have become their top leaders The RSS has a women’s wing at national level and the Sangh works amongst the tribals for their development unlike the Left It’s not the RSS that’s crushing the liberal culture but the Left itself unable to deal with the challenge from the Right By: IANS | New York | Published: August 18 2017 4:56 pm The new pain drug binds to a receptor on cells throughout the central nervous system called the sigma 2 receptor (Source: File Photo) Top News Scientists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that is effective in alleviating neuropathic pain a discovery that could be instrumental in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic one of the biggest public health challenges today In the study the synthetic compound — known as UKH-1114 — was found effective in relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice It was as effective as a drug widely used for pain relief called gabapentin The new pain drug binds to a receptor on cells throughout the central nervous system called the sigma 2 receptor Administering UKH-1114 on mice with nerve damage showed reduction in pain but at a much lower dose than gabapentin (one-sixth as much) and was effective much longer (lasting for a couple of days compared with four to six hours) “This opens the door to having a new treatment for neuropathic pain that is not an opioid” said Stephen Martin Professor at The University of Texas at Austin “And that has huge implications” Martin added in the paper published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience If the drug is proved to be safe effective and non-addictive in humans the discovery could be instrumental in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic the researchers said According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse nearly two million people in the US suffer from addiction to prescription opioid pain relievers Opioids also often require increased dosing to maintain efficacy Alternatives to opioids have their own drawbacks — for example gabapentin (sold as Neurontin) can cause cognitive impairment in certain individuals the researchers said Neuropathic pain or chronic pain is caused when nerves in the central nervous system are damaged Among other things it can result from chemotherapy diabetes and injuries to the brain or spinal cord For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe Congress and the Janata Dal (United) on Friday demanded ban on liquor in Jharkhand to prevent the “prospect of sale in black” in contiguous areas with Bihar as the bordering state is going dry from April 1 next year The same demands are now picking up volume in Maharashtra too Representational image Reuters “The Jharkhand unit of the JD(U) welcomes Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s decision to impose a ban on liquor in Bihar We also demand a similar ban in Jharkhand to prevent any prospect of sale of liquor in black in the bordering areas” JD(U) state unit General Secretary Bhagwan Singh said He however expressed optimism that the Bihar government would deal sternly against any black marketing along the border areas after the decision in that state comes into force Supporting the JD(U) demand PCC spokesman Ajay Rai said the state government should keep a watch on labels to check illegally inscribed rates on liquor bottles “We also welcome the Bihar government’s decision to ban liquor and demand the same in Jharkhand” Rai said Keeping his poll promise Nitish Kumar had announced to ban liquor in Bihar from April 1 2016 After the Nitish Kumar announcement in Bihar the clamor for prohibition is growing elsewhere too Villagers in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district too have come forward and demanded a liquor ban reports Representational image AFP The Indian Express An MLA of ruling BJP in Maharashtra has written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking ban on liquor in the state BJP MLA from Katol Ashish Deshmukh in his letter addressed to Fadnavis appealed to the government to declare Maharashtra as a ‘dry state’ with a view to bring about a “social revolution” Currently prohibition of liquor is enforced in districts of Wardha Gadchiroli and Chandrapur in the state “Gujarat Nagaland parts of Manipur Laskshadweep have enforced prohibition Bihar will be dry state from April 1 next year and Kerala also proposes to do so I appeal that Maharashtra too should be a dry state by banning liquor sale and consumption This will result in a social revolution” he said Apart from the three ‘dry’ districts demand is being pressed in Buldhana and Yavatmal as well A meeting to discuss the issue was also held by Minister of State for Social Justice and Excise Dilip Kamble here today where he issued strict instructions to officials concerned to check the sale and transport of illicit liquor and take action against those involved The minister said there is no proposal under consideration of the government to ban liquor in the entire state Meanwhile state Revenue minister Eknath Khadse told reporters in Jalgaon that the state will suffer a revenue loss of Rs 18000 crore annually if such a ban is enforced “The state is facing financial strain and there is no other alternate resource of revenue generation Hence at present such a demand not be accepted” he said PTI By: Reuters | Updated: February 24 2017 5:01 pm SpaceX Dragon cargo includes Its cargo includes two science instruments to be mounted outside the station ( Image for representation Source: Reuters) Related News A SpaceX cargo ship reached the International Space Station on Thursday delivering science experiments food and supplies to astronauts a day later than planned due to a GPS data glitch A NASA television broadcast showed the Dragon ship filled with nearly 5500 pounds (2500 kg) of cargo flying itself to the station which orbits about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth Watch all our videos from Express Technology European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France then used the station’s 58-foot (176 m) robot arm to pluck the gumdrop-shaped capsule from orbit at 5:44 am EST (1044 GMT) “Looks like we’ve got a great capture” US station commander Shane Kimbrough radioed to Mission Control in Houston Ground control teams took over operations to drive the capsule to a docking port triggering automatic bolts that locked it into place at 8:12 am EST the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Dragon’s arrival was delayed by a day due to a navigation glitch The capsule blasted off from Florida aboard a Space Exploration Technologies Corp Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday The station crew expects to unload the capsule later on Thursday Its cargo includes two science instruments to be mounted outside the station One will measure the Earth’s ozone and atmospheric gases and particles and another seeks to help scientists better understand lightning strikes which occur about 45 times per second around the world NASA said Also Read:SpaceX aborts approach to space station delivery delayed The capsule also carried dozens of experiments to be conducted inside station laboratories including stem cell research Astronauts also plan to test the effects of microgravity on the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA The station a $100 billion project of 15 nations expects another cargo delivery from a Russian Progress ship launched a day ago from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with docking at 3:34 am EST on Friday 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In Bengal? Chennaiyin were not behind for long, CM Vijay Rupani and Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai, who was the chief engineer (roads) at the time,1989. 2013 1:40 am Related News Noting Contribution The DY Patil Group in collaboration with the Maharashtra Editors? Kya Pawan Bansal ne kabhi nominated councillors ko chai pe nahi bulaya? ( Did Pawan Bansal never invite the nominated councillors over tea) Why did the Union minister hold meetings with them during the mayoral elections The person who was appointed as an Additional Advocate General (AAG) had served in the same capacity during the Congress’s regime This issue has no link with the elections as three other AAGs were also appointed There has been hue and cry over voting rights of the nominated councillors What is your take on it Nominated councillors have expertise in various fields and provide valuable inputs to the Municipal Corporation There is a provision entitling them to the voting rights and there is no reason to comment on it What will be your priorities as the Mayor I will ensure that there is a provision for alerting councillors about the status of their agenda over SMS Usually councillors have to run from pillar to post to seek knowledge of the same I will also focus on improving sanitation facilities Congress did not make efforts to implement the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the city slipped in its rankings Coordinating with the UT Administration is also on my agenda In the past one year there has been tension between the Municipal Corporation and the Chandigarh Administration How do you intend to take stock of this This was the first time that there was a deadlock between the Municipal Corporation and the Chandigarh Administration Issues such as the appointment of SDMs giving financial powers to the commissioner and parking were the bones of contention I feel these could have been avoided if the previous Mayor along with councillors met the adviser and settled the issues across the table A representation regarding house tax should have been also submitted Simply rejecting the agenda is no solution When BJP’s Kamla Sharma was the Mayor she even went to Delhi which is a good way to coordinate things In 2007 when our alliance partner Harjinder Kaur was the Mayor she was the one to start the coordination process I too intend to work in this direction Without their (admin) help we can’t do anything I will try and schedule monthly meetings with the administration I am even ready to meet them twice a week Despite the project of privatisation of paid parking lots being rejected by the administration you say you will make efforts to bring it in place How will you convince the administration The High Court had ordered the administration to regulate parking lots In the city vehicles are haphazardly parked and contractors misbehave There is no difference between parking lots with contractors and those without contractors Paid parking or hiking rates is not the solution A person who pays Rs 5 as parking fee will also pay Rs 10 Motorists can’t be discouraged this way And if it is said that the MC will be able to generate more revenue by hiking parking fee then the civic body can rake in money by renting out its vacant properties which are plenty in number Chandigarh has slipped to number 21 in the Swachh Bharat rankings How do you intend to give this a fillip I started off with a cleanliness drive in Sector 27 Saturday Swachh Bharat is the dream project of our Prime Minister and it is my first priority The city urgently requires better sanitation facilities V6 roads colonies and villages particularly need attention There are no proper public toilets at the markets Sweepers are not enough in number and there is no sound sweeping equipment We will focus on door-to-door collection of garbage segregation and its transportation Also I will get the dumping ground shifted to Punjab or Haryana We will chalk out all solutions to retain the city’s identity of being the ‘city beautiful’ There have been controversies surrounding study tours Do you feel that study tours are important I am not against study tours They are fruitful since they provide you with a first-hand account of everything But they should be for study purposes only Your fellow BJP councillor Satinder Singh had said that study tours were a waste of expenditure I agree with Satinder that there should not be any unnecessary expenditure I will ensure that councillors prepare proper reports highlighting their findings during study tours and whether the same can be implemented in Chandigarh I am also not against the practice of family members accompanying councillors on these tours provided they pay for it In fact councillors should take their family members out once a year This will strengthen bonds Do you feel that the Mayor’s term is too short Yes It takes nearly six months to implement a project By then you are left with just six more months The Mayor should have a tenure of five years and yes there should be a direct election for the post I also feel that a Mayor in Chandigarh does not have enough powers In Kolkata the Mayor has financial powers unlike Chandigarh I will pursue this matter with the Central government and ask for the Mayor to be given executive powers For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 21 2015 6:02 pm Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who is associated with L’Oreal Paris for over a decade feels thankful that her brand association is not merely about photoshoots Related News Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who is associated with global cosmetic brand L’Oreal Paris for over a decade feels thankful that her brand association is not merely about photoshoots She is glad it offers an “opportunity to get in touch with the artistic aspects of the business as well as interaction with its top personalities” (Read:Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Wonderful to see people’s interest in ‘Jazbaa’ not only in India but at Cannestoo) “I am very very thankful that my associations are not just for photoshoots or endorsements for a brand If you are actually a part of such brand for a long time you end up having many things” the former beauty queen said on Wednesday in a video chat from Cannes with the media here (Also Read:Cannes 2015: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is simply fabulous in Ralph & Russo couture) “Yes we walk the red carpet here (as ambassadors of L’Oreal Paris) get a touch of artistic aspect of this business like styling makeup designers wear gowns… but at the same time we get an opportunity to interact with the top people of the business” added the actress who shared the frame with leading lights like Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria among others at the Cannes gala this year (VOTE:Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Sonam Kapoor Katrina Kaif: Vote for the Best Dressed at Cannes 2015) At the movie fest Aishwarya has been grabbing attention with her looks Talking about her experience at the Cannes fest she said: “It’s family to me” Share This Article Related Article “I have a long association with Cannes (International) Film Festival Then of course I had privilege of coming here as a jury member So the relationship with this festival started on those grounds which makes it very familiar for me Now I have a family-like relationship with this fest” Aishwarya who has a 13-year-long association with the fest said The festival will conclude on May 24 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCincinnati: He’s the hottest man in tennis after winning trophies at Montreal and Washington this month but Alexander Zverev would like to escape his opening round without a scare for once The 20-year-old German a career-best seventh in this week’s ATP rankings could complete a hat trick of titles this week at Cincinnati in the last major tuneup for the US Open which starts 28 August in New York The 20-year old is at career highest 7th rank as he seeks a hattrick of ATP titles Instagram/@alexzverev123 But his first matches have been nail-biters in both championship runs Australia’s Jordan Thompson falling 4-6 6-3 7-6 (7/5) at Washington and France’s Richard Gasquet squandering three match points in losing 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7/3) at Montreal "I won both first rounds in Montreal and Washington 7-6 in the third and then after that I haven’t lost a set in the whole tournament" Zverev said Tuesday "I think winning those kinds of matches helps as well That gives you a lot of confidence for the next few rounds" Zverev has captured five titles this year taking Montpellier and Rome after being pushed to three sets in openers and Munich after dropping the first set but winning two tie-breakers in his second match against countryman Jan-Lennard Struff "I feel well on the court" Zverev said "I feel very confident" Zverev who had a first-round bye opens Wednesday against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe a second-round loser in straight sets to Zverev this year at Wimbledon and the Australian Open in their only career ATP meetings Due to injuries and withdrawals the only player ranked above Zverev in the field is Spain’s Rafael Nadal who takes over the world number one spot next week from Britain’s Andy Murray out with a hip injury Coming off his best Grand Slam run into the fourth round at Wimbledon Zverev looks ready to make a deep run on the US Open hardcourts "I don’t put pressure on myself but obviously I want to do well there" he said "I know I’m in a position to do so I just won back-to-back weeks with one Masters event in it so I know I can maybe have a good US Open" Zverev says better conditioning is the secret behind his rise in the past year "Physically I improved a lot My serve improved and my returns improved But all small things" he said "In general my game has become quicker and faster but that’s a lot to do with the physical part" Zverev pairs with Paes Zverev paired Tuesday with 44-year-old Indian doubles legend Leander Paes and lost to Spain’s Feliciano and Marc Lopez 2-6 7-6 (7/2) 10-6 in a jam-packed outer stadium match "He needs someone very high ranked to get in those tournaments He asked me if I can help him out I’m like yeah sure" Zverev said "I know him quite well He’s a good guy Unfortunately we lost but it was fun" Zverev said his doubles appearances will be "not very often" What he will do often is play Brazil’s Marcelo Melo in FIFA ’17 video games during lulls "I think winning in FIFA in the evenings is way important for me just because mentally that helps me way more than winning Masters Who cares about that really" Zverev said with a smile to a question from Melo Zverev claims to overcome huge edges for Melo in team selection he taking underdogs while the South American grabs the likes of Barcelona Real Madrid Bayern Munich or Manchester United "We play completely random" Zverev said "Most of the time he gets something like a five-star team and I get an Arabic team which has one star And I still beat him" Kolkata: England prodigy Jadon Sancho will join the squad here but will be available only for the group stages of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Jordan Sancho wasn’t initially in the touring party when the England squad landed in India Reuters "Jadon Sancho will be joining the squad in Kolkata" a team official said The star forward was named in England’s 21-member squad but did not travel with the team as his club Borussia Dortmund did not grant permission But after English FA’s intervention the Bundesliga giants have now allowed the 17-year-old to feature for Steve Cooper’s side only for the group stages England are in group F and will play all their three group leagues matches against Chile (8 October) Mexico (11 October) and Iraq (14 October) at the Salt Lake Stadium The FIFA Under-17 World Cup will be missing Brazil’s young star Vinicius Junior who was not allowed by his club Flamengo to play in the tournament and Sancho’s limited participation is further a bad news for the marquee event Written by Meghnad Desai | Updated: April 5 2014 11:41 pm Related News Bill Shankly who was the legendary manager of Liverpool Football Club was asked what to do about the many fouls being committed on the field by the opposition teams against his players He said “I advise them to get the retaliation in first before they are fouled” That seems to be the mood in the Congress now Despite doubting the polls which all predict a washout for the party it has begun the blame game of why it is losing Since neither Rahul nor Sonia Gandhi can be blamed for any loss (though they will get any credit that is going around) the blame is now being placed on poor Manmohan Singh The new story is that it was Manmohan Singh’s quiescence his passivity which is now being exploited by Narendra Modi as the problem which plagues India Thus the sheer activism of Modi is now being seen to be the BJP’s strong point It is not what Modi may do but just that he is voluble and active which is the plus factor against Manmohan Singh’s quiet style Of course one may well ask whether Manmohan Singh was not pushed into silence by being perpetually ignored if not insulted by his Congress colleagues He was chosen precisely because he was quiet and not likely to steal any credit from the Family It was because he was willing to seem passive that he was the man of the moment in 2004 There was no shortage of powerful voluble politically savvy Congress leaders who could have been chosen —Pranab Mukherjee or Arjun Singh If the choice then has become the problem now the root cause is closer at home for the Congress The Family proposed and so it now disposes the PM sadly into the dustbin of history That said what is Modi’s secret of success As of now away from the Congress and the various old parties there is huge expectation that he is a miracle worker Just because Manmohan Singh is being blamed for the growth slowdown and the inflation upsurge Modi is expected to deliver a huge growth boost and a drastic fall in inflation But we do not really know any details of what Modi will do What we know is that he is decisive and that he is an implementer of his decisions But even so can the experience at the state level be relevant at the national level If that is the case we still need to know the details of his vision and his plan for achieving what everyone expects of him As and when the BJP/NDA forms the government say on May 17 it will have to face the reality of power not merely the pleasure of rhetoric The fiscal situation is dire What P Chidambaram presented to the Lok Sabha as vote on account was full of guesswork if not some window dressing What we already know is that the deficit outcome for 2013-14 is much worse than the 46 per cent listed in the vote The numbers for the coming year are somewhat unbelievable since the non-plan expenditure numbers are highly restrictive and the revenue estimates generous We can conclude that the budget deficit estimates for 2014-15 are unachievably low As of now we do not know who the finance minister might be but names are being floated including that of Arun Jaitley and Manohar Parrikar Whoever it is will have a short window before a budget has to be presented The best advice for the incoming finance minister is to get the retaliation in first The strategy should be to raise alarm at the dire state of public finances tell the world that life will be difficult thanks to the mess made by the previous government The idea should be to damp down expectations Indeed that is the real position If we look at the data for the last two years seriously the warning signals are flashing To control the deficit the new finance minister will have to face unpopularity and reduce non-Plan expenditure across the budget including NREGA fuel and fertiliser subsidies The days of lax budgeting are over There will need to be fasting before the feasting can start Fasten your seat belts For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Published: December 15 2016 2:07 pm Ram Charan Teja and director Sukumar Top News As Ram Charan is riding high on the success of Dhruva he has already got his dates locked for his next film The actor is teaming up with director Sukumar for his next project that will start rolling from January last week once the actor gets free from the promotions of Khaidi No 150 An industry source revealed that the film would not be Ram Charan’s regular dose of an action-packed script More from the world of Entertainment: “It’s going to be an interesting love story with a village backdrop and definitely away from the commercial-mass-action film genre” the source revealed The other cast of the film has not been decided yet Director Sukumar is said to be little particular about the female lead for the film He is looking at various actors but no one has been signed as of now It is also heard that the director himself has written the story for Charan His debut movie Arya starring Allu Arjun was also written by him that went on to become a blockbuster And now he has written the story for the romantic flick too Rathnavelu and Devi Sri Prasad will reportedly be brought onboard as cinematographer and music director respectively Mythri Movie Makers is bankrolling the film Meanwhile Ram Charan landed in Hyderabad after his US trip for Dhruva premier show The actor who is bankrolling his father megastar Chiranjeevi’s comeback film Khaidi No 150 is said to be busy with the film’s promotions The movie is slated for a release around Sankranti in January next year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: New York Times | Published: January 24 2015 1:19 am Related News A daily cocktail may be associated with a lower risk for heart failure A new study in the European Heart Journal followed 14629 people for 24 years starting at an average age of 54 It found that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of heart failure than either heavy drinkers or abstainers There were 2508 cases of heart failure in the group studied and the researchers controlled for age race smoking hypertension and other variables Compared with abstainers men who drank up to a drink a day — a glass of wine a 12-ounce beer or a shot of liquor — had a 20 per cent reduced risk and women a 16 percent reduced risk of heart failure The advantage gradually declined with heavier drinking The senior author Dr Scott D Solomon a professor of medicine at Harvard said that these results were not a reason to start drinking or license to increase alcohol consumption Coffee may cut skin cancer risk Drinking coffee is associated with a slightly reduced risk for skin cancer a new study has found Researchers used health and dietary data on 447357 non-Hispanic whites ages 50 to 71 who were cancer free at the start of the study and followed them for an average of 10 years Over the course of the study the researchers identified 2904 cases of melanoma the most serious kind of skin cancer The more coffee consumed the lower the risk Drinking four or more cups of coffee was associated with a 20 per cent risk reduction compared with those who drank none The association did not hold for decaffeinated coffee or for melanoma in situ melanoma in its earliest stages that affects only the top layer of skin While the results may be encouraging for coffee drinkers “they do not indicate that anyone should change their coffee drinking preferences” said the lead author Erikka Loftfield a graduate student at the Yale School of Public Health “The most important thing a person can do to reduce risk is to reduce sun and ultraviolet light exposure” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jawhar Sircar | Updated: February 14 2015 7:49 am With the arrival of spring fertility and rejuvenation is evident from some enduring festivities Related News As Valentine’s Day arrives controversies break out in India and passions run high in more senses than one But why is it so Who or what is this Valentine Is this Valentine just a heart and a symbol of love that purists are so bothered about or is it “Western pollution” of our culture Maybe it is just a marketing strategy of greeting card producers Well the original Valentine’s Day was on “the ides (middle) of February as Rome’s Lupercalia a festival of sexual licence: a pre-Christian practice of young men choosing women partners for erotic games through a system of ‘billets’ or slips” It was denounced by the Christian Church which tried to substitute and insert the names of saints to appropriate and sanitise popular festivals as most religions in the world have historically done The month of February was sacred to Roman goddess Juno Februata the “fever of love” but the Church replaced her with a range of martyrs all named Saint Valentine He came in with tales of heroism and sacrifice and even the sterilised version was still rooted to practices that would shock not only those who oppose such “open licence” nowadays but was found equally revolting many centuries ago Yet a millennium later we find that St Valentine was regularly invoked in love charms and potions — and during the Middle Ages he was treated as a sketchily Christianised version of pagan love gods like Eros Cupid Priapus or even Pan Share This Article Related Article The central origin story recalls a Saint Valentine of Rome who was said to have been imprisoned because he performed weddings for soldiers who were prohibited from marrying during service He was also reportedly persecuted by the Romans for ministering to the members of the banned Christian sect and killed Hence he qualified as a full-fledged saint The interesting part of the tale is that when Valentine was taken away for execution he left an impassioned note to the daughter of his own jailor signed as “Your Valentine” as a mark of love and farewell The present practitioners of such feelings use the occasion for intensifying their endearment rather than saying goodbye and would be horrified at the very preposterous thought of going to the gallows Christianity celebrates unity in diversity and this is manifest when the Anglican and Lutheran churches celebrate it on February 14 while the Eastern and Orthodox churches commemorate two valentines in July one on July 6 and the second on July 30 In many Latin American countries Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a day of love and friendship with a more universal applicability but Brazil’s “Lovers’ Day” is on July 12 The 14th century English chronicler of the famous Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer played a role in popularising this day with “romantic love” in the Middle Ages when the courtly traditions of England picked up this craze We see in the 18th century lovers in that tiny island kingdom expressed their profuse love for each other on February 14 by presenting flowers and sweets and little cards inscribed “Valentine” It is clear that the Western card industry would simply take over this profitable venture with countless exciting variations and the American industry association estimates that a billion cards are circulated each year on this day But somewhere down the line the two-way traffic of presents gave way to single “male to female” acts of gifting Not bad The heart symbol which looks so pleasant actually differs a lot from the actual complex human organ that it represents It came to acquire greater popularity in the love department trouncing other medieval symbols like the dove and the cupid The “physical remains” of the “mainstream” Valentine whose exact year of martyrdom was fixed at AD 496 were interred in the Church and the Catacombs of St Valentino in Rome and was an important pilgrimage throughout the medieval period There is even a flower-crowned skull exhibited in the Basilica of Santa Maria in another part of Rome while other “relics” are found as far away as Dublin and Winchester Emperor Ashoka’s dispersal of the Buddha’s relics all over India in so many stupas appears to have been replicated with more gusto in Europe The Catholic Encyclopedia actually speaks of three Valentine saints who are all connected with February 14: and the third of them was martyred in remote Africa This is not unusual at all as most organised religions all over the world either subjugate or subsume “primitive” and folk traditions that appeal to the masses or appear repugnant to purists Yet many popular traditions survive through odd celebrations like the character of Norfolk called Jack Valentine who knock at rear doors of houses and leaves presents and sweets for children Valentine’s association with the arrival of spring fertility and rejuvenation are evident from some enduring festivities In some countries of eastern Europe like Slovenia flowers and plants are revered and the first work of cultivation starts in vineyards and the fields on this day Poetry verses and songs have always been the most popular currency among love-struck youngsters and these come out in full bloom on this occasion Even Shakespeare’s Ophelia rued in Hamlet more than four centuries ago: “And I a maid at your windows To be your Valentine” The nursery rhyme in Gammar Gurton’s Galand of 1784 mentions “The rose is red the violet’s blue” that goes to jingle with “I love you” But now let us return home: India which has now gone beyond Kamadeva and the amatory sculptures of Khajuraho At present many conservatives feel rather strongly that more moral traditions that have led to stable arranged marriages are now threatened by indecent Western-inspired depravity Year after year self-appointed guardians of morality patrol parks and public spaces for couples celebrating free love Cases of violence against alleged obscenity are becomingmore pronounced as after several years of unchallenged thrashingof loving pairs a counter-challenge has been started recently in the form of “Kiss for Love” and “One Billion Rising” campaigns It is easy to ignite debates on the issue and say for instance that if Saudi Arabia and other countries have criminalised such celebrations why not India Even Thailand with its rather grim record in favour of extreme openness has now begun to toughen its stance But others argue that none of these countries has any glorious history of real democracy or tolerant societies like India has Besides bans if any are by their governments and not by incensed individuals or groups If India has to decide on Valentine’s Day it may be better for legally elected governments to have participatory debates on this issue and then take a considered call with all its accompanying consequences The writer is CEO Prasar Bharati For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 9 2014 11:59 pm Related News Out of the trenches of the First World War an altered language emerged English still bears the scars of the war in words that entered its vocabulary at the time On the centenary of the war the Oxford English Dictionary has appealed to the public to help trace when certain words were first used A soldier’s letter home a long-forgotten journal could reveal the birth of a word The First World War with its staggering death toll and its use of technology meant a violent rupture from the past So much was new about the conflict that new words had to be found to speak of it and of the grim modernity that it brought in Soldiers suffered from “shell shock” and wore “camouflage” The trenches gave rise to a whole register of experience — people could now go “over the top” wear “trench coats” or talk about “salient” points There are other ways in which the war changed language People from various social classes and from different countries were thrown together in the army So words used by one group — for instance “chum” a favourite of the criminal underworld or “bloke” a working-class word for gentleman — entered wider usage Foreign words became part of English including those used by Indian soldiers “Blighty” meaning Britain which came from the Hindi “bilati” and “cushy” a derivative of “khushi” It helped that the war was fought largely by a citizen army which disbanded and took the new language home Sadly it was not the last war to leave its mark on English The 20th century would see the legacy of several others Most recently the Iraq war saw a collection of acronyms enter various dictionaries — UAVs WMDs IEDs Language suddenly became more coded and complex; it also included many more words for violence and torture Long after a conflict is done these are the wounds we carry with us For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Keeping political differences aside the Centre Haryana Punjab and Delhi governments mustcome together to find a permanent solution to stubble burning which leads to high pollution every year Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday He said his government does not want to take any decision to tackle the situation in haste which later would create a lot of problems for Delhiites File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal PTI Addressing a gathering at an event in New Delhi Kejriwal said banning entry of trucks construction activities and introducing odd-even is not the solution to high pollution level "Setting politics aside Centre Haryana Punjab and Delhi should come together to find a solution to stubble burning which causes high pollution level during this time every year I have been seeking a meeting with both Haryana and Punjab chief ministers since yesterday (Wednesday) but I have not received any response" Kejriwal said He said that fining farmers is not the solution The chief minister also hinted that Delhi government may make some financial contribution to stop stubble burning if neighbouring states do the same "Punjab and Haryana should evolve a technology and give financial assistance to stop stubble burning If health cost is a loton illness then we may make some contributions because it is the responsibility of all" he said Click here to follow LIVE updates on Delhi air pollution The club statement says the medical report confirming the injury was jointly approved 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