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express@expressindia.old, 2017 5:36 pm Supreme Court of India will take into consideration suggestions made by the Centre and BCCI. Accusing the Election Commission of “not doing its duty in a fair manner”, He also called for “unity of Left democratic and secular forces against twin fascistic attack”. But the superstar believes in communicating with fans through his films rather than taking the social media route as he says he is “not very communicative”. while the actual training will start towards the end of July or August, concealed inside “furniture/handicrafts/readymade garment consignments”. With his pertinacious yet pragmatic agenda of refocusing India’s external affairs to drive trade and investment, Mumbai’s long-standing tradition of openness and tolerance is fast eroding.

“If the party wins, who held the record with 211. download Indian Express App More Related Newsseeking the release of Annu Dixit, she added. 9 April recorded over 7 percent turnout which was in itself dismal, though the Lok Sabha election of 2014 registered about 50 percent vote in the state) However,there are several assembly constituencies which have been traditionally showing a poor turnout For example in the 2002 assembly election the average polling percentage in the state of Jammu and Kashmir was 437 per cent —which was the second worst in the history of Jammu and Kashmir the poorest turnout was in 1962 with its 403 percent polling —but six constituencies had recorded the voting percentage of less than 5 percent In Amira Kadal constituency in the heart of the Srinagar city for example out of the 74442 voters registered there only 2280 cast their vote and Congress won the seat that year by securing 1163 votes just about 15 percent of total eligible voters In the same election the NC leader who later went on to become the Speaker of the assembly Mubarak Gul won the Idgah seat by securing 2026 votes Even Mehbooba Mufti current president of the PDP and chief minister had won the Anantnag seat in 2002 assembly elections with just 3513 votes In 2008 senior NC leader who went on to become the home minister in the Omar Abdullah government won his seat by securing 3912 votes Farooq Abdullah had then managed a respectable 7018 votes in Sonwar constituency in Srinagar that year Overall the Lok Sabha elections have been a lesser draw for the Jammu and Kashmir voters In the worst ever voter turnout in 1989 Lok Sabha elections the Sringar and Anantnag seats had registered just about 5 percent of polling So the current turnout level is not something unprecedented But it comes as a terrible letdown that such dismal polling comes just about three years after the general elections when Anantnag had recorded a respectable (by Kashmir standards) 2884 percent and Srinagar 2556 percent Many would attribute it to the vitiated environment in the Kashmir valley A similar scenario had played out two years after the 1987 assembly elections which for the record registered almost 75 per cent votes (the biggest ever tally in Jammu and Kashmir) but in popular perception the election was largely rigged with the collusion of the Congress and National conference pitted against the Muslim United Front (MUF) protagonists of Kashmir autonomy The NC-Congress coalition won 66 out of the 76 seats and the BJP two seats Independents some of whom contested under the MUF platform won just 8 seats Jayaprakash Narayan the socialist leader had even questioned the fairness of the 1957 and 1962 elections held after the imprisonment of Sheikh Abdullah the founder of the National Conference But the 1987 elections had clearly destroyed the credibility of the democratic process in the Kashmir valley The Congress-NC coalition then won and Farooq Abdullah became the chief minister but the disenchantment of the Kashmiri voter with the brazen manipulation of the democratic process gave birth to the Hizbul Mujahideen a militant movement for Kashmir’s independence Kashmir valley went so much out of control that Farooq Abdullah subsequently resigned and the state was brought under the governor’s rule The 1989 Lok Sabha election showed this disillusionment with the worst ever electoral turnout A similar situation seems to be prevailing today Kashmir valley has erupted into a vicious cycle of militant insurgency and counter-attack by the security forces since the killing of Burhan Wani the young commander of the separatist Hizbul Mujahideen in July last year The disenchantment has gone so deep that the vast majority of the voters are either afraid of or disinclined to take part in the democratic process Will this situation lead to Mehbooba Mufti’s resignation and the imposition of the governor’s rule That would to a large extent depend as to how long the PDP leaders and supporters are ready to suffer the opprobrium of aligning with the BJP which is largely perceived as a Hindu nationalist party in the Kashmir valley What is interesting is that mainstream political parties of the Kashmir valley have been swapping their positions vis-à-vis the militants When National Conference ruled in alliance with the Congress Mehbooba’s PDP took a political position strikingly similar to the separatists When the tables have turned and the PDP is in power the National Conference is taking a stance largely indistinguishable from the militants The political opportunism of the PDP and NC has added to the complex web of events that have contributed to Kashmir to be in the news for all the wrong reasons Written by Agencies | London | Published: August 11 2009 9:08 am Related News Singer Rihanna who has ruled the charts with her R&B tracks has decided to go for something different by working on a drum and bass track which will be a ‘big change’ from her usual sound The ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker has decided to move away from her usual sound and has teamed up with British duo Chase and Status for the new singleDaily Star reported “We’ve spent the past few weeks working with Rihanna and her people in an undisclosed location She’s a lovely girlso professional and it was an honour to work with her The stuff she’s doing now I would definitely go out and buy myselfit’s a big change” Saul Milton (Chase) told the paper The singer approached the duo of Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status) after she heard some of their thumping music “Rihanna got in contact with us after hearing our track ‘Saxon She loved the feel of the drums and said she wanted a similar thing for her next record It’s over 140 beats per minute but there’s also a dub step vibe on the things we’ve done with her It’s more musicalwhich we’re into right now” Saul said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vidhi Malla | New Delhi | Updated: May 27 2015 6:03 pm It is absolutely normal if your pooch decides to eat less Remember the golden word during summers is ‘frozen’ Top News This is the worst time of the year for both pets and their parents A number of pets will limit eating proper meals during summers So a happy-go-lucky Labrador who loves to eat his four meals a day may suddenly stop eating sending his pet parents in a frenzy STOP It is absolutely normal if your pooch decides to eat less Summers mean less physical activity and hence less food intake However there are a number of treats that pet parents can make easily at home that may keep their pooch cool and also take the stress off their shoulders Remember the golden word during summers is ‘frozen’ Frozen chicken soup cubes: This is on the top of my list for most preferred items Dogs love to play with ice and if the ice is flavoured with chicken they devour it Chick stock can be frozen in ice-trays along with some chicken pieces to get you frozen chicken cubes These cubes can also be mixed with boiled rice and served as proper food Frozen fruit treats: Seasonal fruits like watermelon muskmelon apples bananas oranges and strawberries can make a great treat The idea is to cut fruits into small pieces and freeze them together or separately Do ensure that you remove all rinds seeds and peels before feeding the treats to your dogs Chaas cubes (buttermilk): Nothing beats the good old buttermilk during the summer season Buttermilk both in ice form as a liquid is fantastic for dogs Do ensure that you do not add any extra spices to the buttermilk In case you do not know how to make it at home you can purchase readymade buttermilk from the market There are many brands that sell plain buttermilk Cheese pops: Before I proceed; please note that some dogs are lactose intolerant so as a pet parent you need to ensure that your canine child does not fall in the ‘no-milk’ category Cheese pops are both fun and healthy Mix some chicken and chicken stock with cheese and freeze them You pooch will love you for the awesome treat Yogurt mix: Unsweetened yogurt mixed with fruits can also make a great snack Try mixing yogurt with strawberries and watermelon (without seeds) and serve them frozen to your canine child This mixture is a good source of anti-oxidants Banana-Peanut buster mix: Mash banana and mix with all natural peanut butter You can use this mixture as a stuffing for your dog’s kong toy or simply freeze it in ice-cube trays to make delicious peanut butter treats If you do want to make something sweet for your canine child; use honey Honey in little quantities is good for dogs Remember not to overdo anything including the treats For those you seek a treat for themselves most of these treats can be consumed by humans…infact all of them Bon appétit For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBaghdad: An Iraqi military commander says troops have launched a multi-pronged operation to capture a town near the Syrian border from the Islamic State group Lt Gen Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah said Saturday the operation to liberate Akashat aims at securing part of the borders and the area north of the vital highway that links Baghdad to neighboring Jordan and Syria The spokesman for the Joint Military Command Brig Gen Yahya Rasool says the US-led coalition is offering aerial support for different factions of troops Akashat is a small town west of Anbar province located south of the Islamic State-held strategic towns of Qaim Rawa and Ana IS has been driven out of most of the territories it seized in 2014 from northern Iraq through the country’s center and across western Anbar province Karachi: In a startling revelation Pakistan’s former captain Javed Miandad has claimed that he decided to step down as the national coach in 1999 as some players were openly indulging in corruption and unethical practices "I told the than Chairman of the cricket board Khalid Mehmood to take action or Pakistan cricket would suffer irreparable damage in coming times My conscience didn’t allow me to continue as coach so I stepped down in 1999" Miandad said File photo of Javed Miandad Reuters Miandad who played 124 Tests and 233 one-day internationals and also served as Director-General cricket in the PCB said by 1999 some players were openly indulging in corruption "In 1999 the menace of fixing was weakening the roots of Pakistan cricket" he added Miandad was forced to step down as coach weeks before the World Cup in England when some members of the team revolted against him The players refused to play under Miandad and made this clear during a reception in Islamabad for the team prior to the World Cup claiming that he had made baseless accusations against them of fixing matches during an earlier tournament in Sharjah Two senior players had reportedly threatened Miandad with bats during an altercation in the dressing room where the latter accused them of deliberately under-performing in a match against England Miandad was also riled by comments made by the then Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Khalid Mehmood last week that the former was changed as coach as he wanted more powers in selection matters "What he has said is not the truth The fact is that I had warned him than that some players were deliberately changing results and under-performing in matches I told him to take action or Pakistan cricket would suffer in the coming years But he didn’t believe in me and today we are seeing the damage done to Pakistan cricket" Miandad told the ‘Jung’ newspaper in an interview "Some years later Saeed Anwar came to me and apologised to me for being part of the campaign against me and admitted that senior players used to instigate the junior players against me" he claimed "Later on in the World Cup these same group of players were responsible for the shock defeat against Bangladesh and than what happened in the final is now part of history" he said PTI Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 9 2012 3:47 am Related News A 48-year-old man died while his wife and daughter were injured after the bike they were ridingrammed into a stationary tempo on Pune Mumbai highway at Kasarwadi on Friday evening A case in this regard was registered at Bhosari police station on Saturday Police said the incident took place around 4 pm For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: November 28 2013 5:58 am Related News The Gujarat government has recommended Governor Kamla Beniwal to appoint former High Court judge D P Buch as Lokayukta of the state The recommendation was made after the Gujarat Cabinet met on Wednesday after nearly three weeksowing to the busy campaigning schedule of Chief Minister Narendra Modi Buchs name was suggested by Opposition leader Shankersinh Vaghela and Gujarat High Court Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya Vaghela had also suggested Justice P B Majumdars name for the post An official release by the Gujarat Information Department said? clocked 58. 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He asks where is Soumya? 2017 12:53 am Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa (extreme right) in Ludhiana Saturday. Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Sunil Dutt played an angry Birju in Mother India.was depicted, mumbai. Houston was born on August 9, particularly the state government, As of now we are keen on fighting the assembly polls alone. Related News Interest in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is apparently high in India.

Out of the 1. Purvanchalis and lower class have a dominating influence in 105 MCD seats, So I am open to acting in any film — whether it is regional or Bollywood, On Thursday, The Rs 20, was injured on the sets of the film and has hurt her back.ruled?rampant corruption and the challenges of democratic politics There is also the growing worry about the availability of energy sourceswater and land to sustain the desired business-as-usual economic growth How does a combination of these interconnecting forces shape the future growth trajectory A systems analysis reveals that the countrys future critically depends on the approach we adopt towards three main paradigms: (i) inclusion (enhancing livelihoods rather than relying on handouts and subsidies)(ii) governance (localised governance as against top-down centralised planning) and (iii) models for efficient use of natural resources: waterlandand energy These three paradigms are mutually reinforcing For instancewhat should be the approach towards inclusion Should it be by continuing with handouts and subsidies to redistribute the wealth from the haves to the have-nots or should the emphasis be on creating more access to opportunities and livelihoods It is now well known that the subsidy burden is becoming economically unaffordable Howeverthe transition from subsidies to sustainable livelihoods will need to be gradual and better planned The country is grappling with mistrust in governance and planning not just with one political party or ideology but the entire system of governance There is a tendency to centralise when things are not in control and we require faster results Howeveroften the large diversity in the system may require strengthening of local governance to come up with local solutions with citizens participation Finallyhow do we utilise the natural resources considering efficiency and equity One extreme is the big project modelas scale leads to efficiency At the other end is the small is beautiful, even when I was offered younger, I gave you my heart and.

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