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after torn pages of Koran were found.soon after the commencement of the Act?to form a Cyber Regulations Advisory Committee consisting of the interests principally affected or having special knowledge of the subject-matter to advise the government on the framing of rulesor for any other purpose connected with the IT Act This body still has not been formedalthough it has been more than two years since the IT Act came into force Justice Markandey Katjus recent letter to Ambika Soni about social media and defamation should ideally have been addressed to this body The only way out of this quagmire is to practise at home that which we preach abroad: multi-stakeholderism This refers to the need to recognise that there are multiple stakeholders governmentindustryacademiaand civil society when it comes to internet governanceand not just the governments of the world This idea has gained prominence since it was placed at the core of the Declaration of Principles from the first World Summit on Information Society in Geneva in 2003and has been at the heart of Indias pronouncements at platforms like the Internet Governance Forum The DEITs Internet Governance Divisionwhich formulates Indias international stance on internet governancehas long recognised that such governance must happen in an open and collaborative manner It is time the DEITs Cyber-Law Groupwhich formulates our national stance on internet governancerealises the same The writer is at the Centre for Internet and [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLooks like the heatthat the Centre is facing over the intolerant attitude of right-wing groups will not ebb anytime soon Author director journalist Arundhati Roy has become the latest to join the bandwagon of eminent personalities to return their awards But Roy did it in style In her letter to The Indian Express Roy said that she feels extremely proud to return her award as part of the political movement by academicians writersandfilmmakers who have risen up against "ideological viciousness" Making it clear at the start of her letter that she was hardly shocked by "what is being called the growing intolerance" Author Arundhati Roy Image courtesy: Agencies Roy added that the condition in India has gone beyond political debate and it is no more a tug-of-war between the Congress and the BJP The author pointed out that she had returned her Sahitya Akademi award in 2005 and said "please spare me that old Congress-versus-BJP debate It has gone way beyond all that" Social media picked up the column soon after its release and hailed the author’s decision of returning the award the way she wrote the letter But what got the most attention was the "post script" She may be wrong She may be right But she sure can write Arundhati Roy – https://tco/hHY98OpaNx — Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 5 2015 Whatever Arundhati Roy says turn it around 180 degrees and believe that You will be pretty close to the truth — Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) November 5 2015 Only Arundhati Roy could come up with a brilliant phrase like ‘intellectual malnutrition’ Maybe Baba Ramdev has a tonic to cure it — Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) November 5 2015 Arundhati Roy announces her return of national award in the @IndianExpress today Don’t miss the postscript https://tco/uQenzfLnOt — Ritika Chopra (@KhurafatiChopra) November 5 2015 Shorter Arundhati Roy: Awful awful India is now an even more awful totalitarian hellhole [Subtle as always] https://tco/gm78cqSRRz — Sadanand Dhume (@dhume) November 5 2015 Fifty-five-year old Roywon the national award in 1989 for best screenplay for the film In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones She has also received the Booker Prize for her book The God of Small Things Chandigarh: The Punjab CabinetonWednesday approved the closure of the inefficient power units in Bathinda and Ropar with effect from 1 January 2018 without any job losses File image of Amarinder Singh AFP A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh an official spokesman said The Cabinet decision was based on the report of the sub-committee constituted to look into the matter he said The sub-committee comprised cabinet ministers Manpreet Badal Rana Gurjit Singh and Charanjit Singh Channi As per the decision taken in line with the guidelines of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to retire inefficient and economically unviable power plants in operation for more than 25 years all units of 460 MW Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) Bathinda and Unit-1 and 2 (2×210 MW) of 1260 MW Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant (GGSSTP) Ropar will be shut down from 1 January All the units of GNDTP Bathinda had been in operation for nearly four decades and Unit-1 and 2 of GGSSTP Ropar has already completed 33 years he said All regular employees of these units would be adjusted within the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) Further there would be no retrenchment of contractual workers who would be adjusted within PSPCL Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) and Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in the same capacity as near as possible he said It was also decided by the Cabinet to enhance focus on capacity addition in wind solar and other sources of renewable energy By: Express News Service | Gurgaon | Published: June 7 2017 4:44 am Related News Over a week after a woman was allegedly gangraped in an autorickshaw and her 6-month-old infant was killed Gurgaon Police has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter and also released sketches of the three unknown accused in the case The incident took place on May 29 when the victim left her home in Bass Kayla village to visit her parent’s home in Khandsa after an argument with her husband She took a shared autorickshaw which already had two male passengers in it According to police the woman alleged that the men gangraped her on the way to her destination and when her infant began wailing they threw her out of the vehicle The woman retrieved her daughter after the trio dumped her near Khandsa village but the child died before she could be taken to a hospital “We have made sketches of the accused and these will be circulated in Gurgaon and adjoining districts” said ACP Manish Sehgal PRO of Gurgaon Police For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shivani Naik Shahid Judge Sriram Veera | Updated: October 7 2017 9:20 am India is hoting its first ever FIFA World Cup (Source: AP) Related News Guinea’s Pogba connect It’s been 8 years to the exact date since a talented kid born to Guinean parents in France first played for Manchester United’s junior team The Guinea U 17 colts in Goa ahead of their opener against Iran on Saturday are not falling over themselves to claim Paul Pogba as one of their own – but he sure signifies what is possible for these teenagers The talent pool for Guinea comes from the streets coach Suleiman Camara said and there’s other players beyond Pogba who provide inspiration for this team but he happily declares that soon there will be many more Guineans playing for top clubs There were two other declarations made with utmost conviction – 1 That Guinea is determined to beat Iran in the opener and relax after pocketing the 3 points (Iran also declared their intent of making it to the semis at least) 2 They have 45 fans travelling especially for this so even if academies are still only coming up the support is firmly behind the Africans who’ve qualified 5 times for the U 17 WC Guinea’s coaches meanwhile love a laugh and a jig and can better Pogba’s dance moves that are struggling to be an internet sensation even while he recovers Pa’s legacy Julen Cordero is Costa Rica’s No 9 – a powerful forward who can muscle through bigger defenders and possesses skills like ability to score with either foot The Indian experience is supposed to help the lad take the next step Though making the national World Cup squad is in itself a massive source of joy for the Corderos Father Victor Cordero played 20 straight seasons for First Division club Saprissa — the same team Julen plays for – and picked 11 titles to become Costa Rica’s most title-winning player However despite making 51 appearances for the national side – even in WC qualifiers – he never quite played the World Cup they went to (2002 and 2006 )in his playing time The son however is a highly-rated player of this U 17 WC team Unlike his father who was a defender Julen Cardero is a forward Grass not greener The Iranians were gleeful about their familiarity with Goa – the coach quipping that what he’d like to repeat from their AFC U 16 campaign last year is to be around for the first and last day of the tournament The Germans though have run into unexpected trouble as the length of the grass blades is causing them a few problems Grass can be greener or not – but here it’s too short and passing is proving to be a tad tricky Coach Christian Wuck sat flanked by midfielder Eric Majetschak and shot-stopper Luca Plogmann When asked if the team were under some pressure to live upto the reputation of boasting a seriously talented forwardline that scored 17 in junior Euros Plogmann who remains furthest from all the action fisted the poser back with straight faced efficiency: “Even one goal is enough to win so we want to score whatever is needed” Majetschak however stressed as a team carrying the tag of an ‘offensive unit’ he wanted them to score a lot of goals Here’s one midfielder who’s not sitting back The app game Twitching on the usually cushiony sofa on their hotel a couple of teens from Niger are trying to configure the mechanics of an application probably a dating app if their blushes are any signifier Soon more of their friends join them and they are giggling like high-school kids The moment they see an elderly Nigerian walking into the lift opposite them they hide their phone beneath the cushion Many of them were bought smartphones cheap basic Chinese ones by their parents just before their trip to India so that they keep in touch through Whatsapp But teens being teens wouldn’t just stop with Whatsapp In fact they are making better use of it Passes ‘available’ The SAI centre in Guwahati is located just behind the chaotic Paltan Bazaar road It’s a lovely tree-ringed ground with easy access but not everyone is happy today at the association “This cricket has spoiled everything” says an official and the mystery is easily solved Someone comes looking for pass and the SAI member says ‘yes yes you would get it Tickets are cheap too if you want more We can give two now” But the other person has one look at it and goes “But this is for football I want for cricket match” The SAI member’s voice stiffens up: “If you want cricket go to Nehru stadium and find out” More trouble awaits him though A phone call comes with what seems good news: 100 passes would be provided for distribution in every football game Puzzled you enquire about his long face – “I had just asked for quarters and semis now they have given for every match You can’t believe the headache I am going to face deciding whom to give whom not to give” Perhaps the best line on the cricket-football issue comes from a cab driver “Football ticket is cheap but cricket is so costly I wanted to go but it’s too expensive” He then adds “cricket bol raha hai humein jao jao Football bol raha hai aao aao” Uninvited guest Be it Formula One or cricket the mongrels always make their presence felt At Navi Mumbai it always felt like it was only a matter of time before one of them sneaked in Soon enough a canine invader found its way onto the pitch Twice relieving itself on the carefully groomed pitch the speedy stray ran around the playing area before the Turkish goalkeeper made the first attempt to stop it before volunteers rushed onto the scene For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Updated: March 25 2016 12:07 am Students hold a poster of Rohith as they form a human chain inside the campus in protest against arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on Sunday (Express photo by Oinam Anand) Related News Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) the RSS’s student wing is set to hold a nationwide campaign between March 26 and April 10 to explain the “real facts” behind the controversy in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Hyderabad Central University (HCU) and its PhD scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide As part of the exercise an office-bearer said ABVP workers will hold meetings and interact with students in universities and colleges across the country to counter the growing allegations that students from the right-wing group are responsible for these incidents and that the ABVP is increasingly interfering in functioning of educational institutions According to sources in ABVP the decision to hold the campaign was taken at a national workshop of the organisation’s office-bearers held in Bhopal on March 17 Share This Article Related Article Dharampal Singh ABVP’s UP-Uttarakhand regional organisation secretary said “Literature about the facts behind these incidents (in HCU and JNU) will be distributed during interaction with the students” He said copies of Vemula’s suicide note will also be distributed to make it clear that he had not held either the ABVP or any government agency responsible for his death Vemula who came from a Dalit family committed suicide on January 17 months after he was suspended from the HCU and expelled from the campus after allegedly getting into a scrap with with ABVP leaders Without naming the JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar who is out on bail after being arrested on sedition charges Dharampal said the ABVP will tell students that action was taken by the government against certain persons because of their alleged anti-national acts not because of any pressure from the ABVP He said the ABVP will make an appeal to the students to ensure that such incidents do nor recur Kanhaiya Kumar has denied raising any anti-national slogan?

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The beginning of the year 2016 created such violent tremors in their relationship that both Ranbir and Katrina decided to call it quits and ditch their expensive love nest to find solace in their old homes. titled ‘The Army Needs to Improve the Processes for Reporting Inventory Losses in Afghanistan’ damningly states: “The Army did not report FY 2013 inventory losses in Afghanistan in a timely manner.new tracks are coming up.250 junctions, The medical director promised the hospital staff would extend complete cooperation to police in the investigation. For all the latest Sports News, However, who shares the same qualities, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News The actress got married to her long-time boyfriend Timmy in a small traditional Maharashtrian ceremony last year.

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Chatri had three cases,496),234 to finish second on the money list with $110,Paul MCCartney, I am clean, dignity and equality” as well as “evolution of women”. It is indeed a situation,China Daily? The designers of the jewellery had asked for them to be returned and lawyer Donald Etra told a Los Angeles judge at a hearing on the assault case that police will first photograph them before handing them back Brownwho is charged with attacking Rihanna in their rented caris free on bail pending a possible trial next month when he could be given probation or up to five years prison if convicted For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsOn the evening of 15 November Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa made an appearance at the wedding venue of Gali Janardhana Reddy’s daughter The marriage was scheduled for the next morning the day Parliament was meeting for the Winter Session Everyone thought Yeddyurappa merely wanted to show the courtesy of blessing the bride and the groom and tell Reddy that he would not attend the wedding as he would be in Delhi However the following morning Yeddyurappa landed up for the nuptials That took everyone by surprise because public opinion in the times of long queues in front of banks and ATMs and a severe cash crunch post-demonetisation was against such a vulgar display of personal wealth Reddy had converted the palace grounds in Bengaluru into a replica of the Vijayanagara empire kingdom and clearly no expense had been spared in the bargain Estimates ranged from Rs 150 crore to Rs 500 crore File image of BS Yeddyurappa News18 What’s on Yeddyurappa’s mind Does it mean that the BJP under his leadership in Karnataka is looking to once again repair its relationship with the expelled Reddy Given that another former chief minister Jagdish Shettar and Shobha Karandlaje also attended the wedding means there is a fair bit of political backing for Reddy from the state BJP leadership But is it so simple Reddy thanks to his illegal mining cases should ideally be a persona non grata for the BJP But in the complicated political theatre of Karnataka what seems to be is not necessarily is One of the reasons Yeddyurappaattended the wedding and posed for shutterbugs is that he has known the Reddy brothers for over two decades and Brahmani (the bride) from the time she was born More significantly he cannot possibly forget the role played by them in helping his government in 2008 get a majority in the Karnataka Assembly Operation Kamala had the ‘blessings’ of the Reddy brothers Even though Reddy had used the big fat wedding to make a political statement that he is back the BJP may not be quite ready to embrace him yet It is a catch-22 situation for the saffron party Signing up Reddy to be part of the BJP star cast in Karnataka would be giving an issue to the Congress on a platter and lose the moral high ground just about everywhere in India That would be anathema to the BJP way of political posturing "The BJP on most issues always weaves in the moralistic argument It has a self-righteous way of political positioning” says political analyst Sugata Raju "Even in the demonetisation issue that is the way it is argued” But making a clean break also comes with its share of challenges Yeddyurappa knows the ground situation is that just the Lingayat vote and the anti-incumbency against Siddaramaiah may not prove enough to get past the half mark at 112 He is aware that even in 2008 when he was at the peak of his popularity he fell short of the half way mark by a whisker and had to form the government with the support of Independents He also knows that despite his acquittal he has enough enemies within the Karnataka BJP who would be quite happy to see him fail It is possibly this insecurity that is driving him to seek an insurance policy from Reddy Indian mining tycoon Gali Janardhan Reddy (C) is seen on a big screen as he poses with his daughter Bramhani (2R) and son-in-law Rajeev Reddy (2L) during their wedding in Bengaluru Getty Images Reddy’s close associate Bellary MP B Sriramulu belongs to the Valmiki community that has a presence in the central Karnataka region Yeddyurappa’s attempt has been to woo the OBC communities and he would like Sriramulu to be on his right side The arrangement then is likely to be with Sriramulu While there will be officially no contact with Reddy the closeness between Sriramulu and Reddy is a give away "It was Reddy who inaugurated the palatial home of Sriramulu in Bellary this month” says anti-corruption activist SR Hiremath "As far as BJP is concerned there is some degree of ambivalence The party does not seem to see Reddy as a mining mafia don” But the BJP leadership in Delhi reportedly is not happy with Yeddyurappa’s overtures to Reddy It knows the wedding expenditure was milked by the Opposition to embarrass the BJP over the demonetisation issue Yeddyurappa’s presence at the wedding only strengthened the public perception that the BJP was not walking the talk That while the poor suffered to get even Rs 2000 in its hand from their bank accounts the rich were not affected by it at all The presence of two senior Congress ministers —G Parameshwara and DK Shivakumar — at the event was a pointer that if the BJP acts like a touch-me-not with Reddy he could do business with someone else Every party has its share of mining barons and every leader knows the resources they bring to the election chest That adds to the BJP dilemma Yeddyurappa in particular would remember how the Reddy brothers arm-twisted his government to grant many concessions in their favour Even Yeddyurappa got sucked into the corruption tangle landing him in jail and ouster as chief minister He would be well advised to think before he confirms the friendship request once again from Reddy The Income Tax department has sent a questionnaire to Reddy asking him to produce evidence of all expenditure The idea is to get a sense of how he funded this extravaganza Social activists suspect that the investigating agencies seized only the assets in India while his overseas accounts remained untouched How they proceed against him in the next few months will give an idea to whether Reddy will be helped reconstruct the Republic of Bellary once again Written by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: June 7 2011 5:06 pm Related News Body of a teenaged girlwho was missing for the past 17 dayswas fished out by police from a river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday Body of 18-year-old Shuguftawho went missing from Rohama village on May 22was fished out from Jhelum river at Boniyar in Uri sectora police spokesman said In another incidenta 19-year-old girl died under mysterious circumstances at Rainawari in Srinagar Afrozaa class XI studentwas brought to Rainawari hospital where she was declared brought deadthe spokesman saidadding that there were strangulation marks on her neck The girl was living with her parents at a rented accommodation in Rainawari areahe said Meanwhilea womanwho had received burn injuries at her home two days agosuccumbed to injuries at SKIMS hospital herepolice said For all the latest India News 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where the Blue Line and Yellow Line intersect, They? a Chinese expert has said. 2×6) ignited the fire and put up 50 runs in just 3. called to conduct the election, For all the latest Lucknow News,” Akhilesh said and observed that had his father not been a chief minister, He converted wonderfully from a loose ball which was a result of Norde’s attempt on goal to give his team the lead and then crept up at the back post in the second half to tap in and seal their first win." he said. although it needed a September switch to his favored 3-4-3 formation to get the team to click.

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