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the mayor has written to the MC secretary to take action. One of the questions that he asked was pertaining to the allotment of tenders.mashed potatoes, has attended the security dialogue though Nirmala Sitharaman was appointed defence minister in Sunday’s Cabinet reshuffle. facing only 96 balls. 2016 1:28 pm From L to R: Yasmin Karachiwala during an intense workout,the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists (UCPN-M) recalled a delegation that had already landed in the United States to participate in a seminar there,after its politburo member Agni Sapkota.

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There is rising speculation that Nitish Kumar may dump the BJPNaveen Patnaik styleor that the BJP itself may need to move out of the coalition in order to save face One thing is certain if the BJP decides to move outit will be political hara kiribecause it risks getting reduced to a marginal player in Bihar HoweverNitish may not pull the Patnaik stunt because Biharunlike Orissahas an array of strong Opposition leaders In the backdrop of fast-changing social equations Lalu has failed to retain the niche he had carved out for himself over the last two decades The continuous downslide in voter turnout (from 662 per cent in 1990 to 445 per cent in 2009) has been one of the most ignored angles in understanding the processes and trajectories of electoral competition in Bihar Time series data from the Centre for Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) of the last eight elections since 1995 suggest that the number of voters from the poorer sections is declining One would be surprised to note how this downslide of voter turnout mirrors declining RJD vote share in the state This should be the biggest worry for Laluwho has successfully mobilised the voters from the poorer sections of the society The pro-poor tone and tenor of his electoral mobilisation seems to have lost its teeth in his anti-communal rhetoric He needs to understand that though in the popular imaginationthe RJDs vote-bank is the M-Y (Muslim-Yadav) equation; the truth is that the RJD has always been critically depended on other communitiesparticularly the Dalitslower and Other Backward Classes and some upper castes for its vote Though loss of a big chunk of Muslim votes to the Congress has damaged his electoral prospects; the biggest setback comes from the continuous declining popularity among lower OBC votes The lower OBC vote has shifted decisively in favor of JD (U) in the last two elections Thus the big battle in Bihar is just not for the Muslim votes as it may seem The results would be more of a reflection of the fragmentation that will take place in the upper caste votes It is highly likely that the Congress would make its presence felt among the upper caste voters And in case the BJP and JD (U) contest separatelythe upper caste votes may get divided Nonethelessin the end this seemingly major rift between the BJP and JD (U) may well turn out to be just a tussle preceding seat sharing negotiations MeanwhileLalu Prasad Yadavit must be rememberedis a ruthless campaigner and may well be busy reinventing his organisational machine and setting things right in his own constituency The writer is with LoknitiCentre for Study of Developing SocietiesDelhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 9 2016 2:45 am A defunct cycle track in the city PMC’s past efforts in this regard have failed (Express Photo by Sandeep Daundkar) Top News Despite its past efforts not yielding any results the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to make yet another attempt for popularisation of cycling in the city by formulating a comprehensive plan “We have started discussions with all those into selling bicycles repairing them and the users After consultation with them the plan would be finalised by October-end” Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar said on Wednesday The plan would include proposing necessary infrastructure work to achieve the objective of increasing use of bicycle in city Over the years the PMC has constructed 123 kilometres of cycle tracks in the city under the JNNURM However most of it is in a bad condition This has drawn the ire of civic activists who allege that the administration has failed to take steps to maintain them After coming under fire civic officials said PMC had been making efforts to prepare a plan for promoting use of bicycle among residents The existing cycle tracks have been encroached upon by hawkers or used for parking Also most of the cycle tracks are in a damaged state As per the 2011 census nine per cent of city population use bicycles and the PMC has set a target of increasing it to 25 per cent in the next few years The PMC has appointed the consortium of iTrans – Innovative Transport Solutions Pvt Ltd Prasanna Desai Architects and Centre for Environment Education as consultants for preparing a Comprehensive Bicycle Plan The focus of the plan would be improving the existing cycle track for use by cyclists and creating a network of cycle tracks across the city with connectivity to main roads In 2008 the PMC had first proposed public bicycle sharing plan for the city wherein people would hire and ride bicycles for commuting within city The then municipal commissioner Praveensinh Pardeshi had introduced a cycle day in the civic body and himself cycled to office to encourage others to follow him Then Mayor Mohansingh Rajpal and a few other corporators along with civic officials too initially cycled to office on the “Cycle day” but it later abandoned the practice PMC has floated tenders for public bicycle plan at least four times but could not implement it In February last year the Union Urban Development Ministry urged the civic body it to prepare a comprehensive bicycle plan for the city as a model to be replicated across the country For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Dipanita Nath | Updated: February 22 2016 12:45 am Renji Kankol in scenes from Matthi (Source: S Thyagarajan) Top News Sardines never taste the same again to those who watch the play Matthi Every crunch and bite is now packed with questions of identity and habit The people who enjoy eating this smelly fish sold fresh from the waters of Kerala are united by many other passions and peculiarities of the region Matthi which explores the ties that bind individuals into communities won the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi award last year The Best Actor runner-up went to the play’s unconventional actor a lanky village mason with a disarming grin Renji Kankol was cast as fish-seller Rafeeq because director Jino Joseph kept remembering his face mannerisms and gestures while writing the play “When the director told me about the role I found that the age and character of Rafeeq was the same as mine” says Kankol 27 Joseph would find out later that Kankol who dropped out of school after class X used to carry matthi baskets on his head to distribute to shops in his village “I earned Rs 60 a day My body was full of the smell Others will not like this smell but we love it” says Kankol who won Best Actor at the prestigious Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) in 2015 Matthi was also presented at Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM) National School of Drama’s (NSD) annual festival earlier this week The play is a snapshot of rural life in which villagers have simple concerns and small jobs Every rite of passage from childhood pranks to teenage crushes from acting in a local play to participating in a political meeting is flavoured by fish Tasty healthy and cheap matthi is the food of the masses It is cooked by a girl Rafeeq falls in love with and by his sister Kunjami for public gatherings “The period between the ’60s and ’90s marked a big cultural transition in Kerala Youngsters and entire families began to migrate out of villages for studies or work and their place was taken by labourers from Bengal and North India” says Joseph The stink of fish from the stage is replaced by the dust of cement mixers Rafeeq finds that the big fish have swallowed up the small matthi Kankol has spent all his life in the Left bastion of Koothuparamba a town that was once a hub of art and cultural activities and political revolutions but is now better known for a 1994 incident of police brutality the Koothuparamba Firing The son of a mechanic he would participate in folk plays and grew up making props and doing odd jobs around the stage The role of Rafeeq came a month after his father died and Kankol was struggling to earn a livelihood for his mother and his sister “One day you will be known by the name of Matthi Rafeeq” Joseph promised the mason “He is not an actor and that is the positive thing His sorrow becomes the sorrow of the audience his pleasure becomes their pleasure” says Joseph “Rafeeq is not a leader or a boss but he has his own politics He never sells big fish He always stands on the side of the marginalised people He gives up only when he realises that the local sardines are being exported and their place was being taken up by imported fish kept in cold storage” says Kankol and adds that he is “pro-communist” The actor says he was enthusiastic about his first lead role but did not know how to perform The cast attended a camp in tents they put up and cut out the outside world for 45 days to develop the play “All the people came together had their food together cooked together ate together and slept together This togetherness made the play We started the day by cooking matthi and slowly the play began to take shape” says Kankol In his small house Kankol has made a wooden shelf to display the awards appreciations and mementoes coming his way from cultural organisations and events such as International Theatre Festival of Kerala Matthi is reportedly causing a social revolution in Kerala by bringing back the culture of local clubs where budding artistes can express themselves through theatre This is important in the context of the nature of the district – a major industry in Kannur is bomb-making and no day goes by without reports of a fatal explosion He adds “We cannot say Matthi has made big revolutions and all the social and political problems are solved Matthi is a celebration of nostalgia it makes people realise what we miss today The play is a small reminder of that” He still works as a mason making relief works on cement “We cannot compare our passion with money Theatre gives pleasure it helps us to forget our troubles and reinforces our faith” he says Among theatre-goers however he is famous The morning after Matthi was staged at BRM a campus theatre group pointed out Kankol as he wandered around NSD and called out “Nice play Matthi Rafeeq” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: December 12 2016 9:32 pm Chelsea are now chasing their 10th consecutive win (Source: Reuters) Top News Sunderland manager David Moyes said after Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Swansea that he knows his side’s limitations and they are likely to be just as apparent when Premier League leaders Chelsea visit on Wednesday The evening match at the Stadium of Light pits the basement side against title-chasing opponents seeking their 10th successive win Sunderland who have lost 10 of their 15 matches plunged back to the bottom after the Liberty Stadium trouncing and must now try and take something from opponents who have conceded only two goals in their last nine league games “We know our limitations know what we’ve got and we know it’s going to be a tough job to see it through We’ve known that and not kidded anyone otherwise” said Moyes after Saturday’s defeat ended a run of three wins in four games “We had a good run there but we’ll have to do that three or four times this season if we are to make sure we keep ourselves in this league “We’re back on the bottom…but we aren’t back at square one” he added “So we will brush ourselves down and get on with what’s next which is a busy week” Second-placed Arsenal three points behind Chelsea after Saturday’s 3-1 win over Stoke City can go top at least temporarily on Tuesday if they take three points from their trip to Everton The Gunners are unbeaten in the league since their opening weekend 4-3 defeat to Everton’s city rivals Liverpool but manager Arsene Wenger is taking nothing for granted against a side with only one win in 11 matches “At the moment every game is like a cup final for everybody and we just came out of a game where we were 1-0 down” he told reporters on Monday “For the sixth time this season we came back after being down so let’s continue to focus on that on our resilience and our motivation and we will see how far we can go” Third-placed Liverpool who have scored more goals than anyone in the top flight are at Middlesbrough on Wednesday Manchester City thrashed 4-2 by champions Leicester City and still without the suspended Sergio Aguero host Watford in a match Pep Guardiola’s fourth-placed side need to win after two successive defeats Leicester travel to Bournemouth on Tuesday while Tottenham Hotspur are at home to Hull City on Wednesday and West Ham United host Burnley Manchester United who beat Spurs 1-0 on Sunday are at Crystal Palace Henrikh Mkhitaryan misses out with an ankle injury after scoring his first Premier League goal against Tottenham but there are plenty of alternatives for manager Jose Mourinho “(Wayne) Rooney (Marcus) Rashford (Jesse) Lingard Ashley Young Memphis Depay – that’s the position where we have lots of players” the Portuguese said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi:India said on Thursday that there should be freedom of navigation in the South China Sea Representational image AP "Our stand is there should be freedom of navigation and unimpeded commerce (in South China Sea)" external affairsminister Sushma Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha The minister also said that no power can cast a ring around India "China has been building ports and facilities close to Indian maritime boundaries" she said "They have built a facility which they call logistic support facility at Djibouti They have also developed ports at Kyaukpyu in Myanmar Hambantota in Sri Lanka and Gwadar in Balochistan "But to say that India is being surrounded is not correct India is alert towards its security No power can surround or corner India" she said Uzbek dissident writer released from jail | Reuters India Reuters Oct 01 2017 22:15:15 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 01 2017 22:15 PM | Updated Date: Oct 01 2017 22:15 PM Tags : The Supreme Court on Friday observed thatall states are obligedto compensate victims in cases of violence by cow vigilantes The apex court noted that law and order is ‘essentially a state subject’ "Victims are to be compensated It is obligatory on the part of the state to compensate the victim of crime" a bench headed by the Chief Justice Dipak Misra said Under the Code of Criminal Procedure the state is under obligation to have a scheme for victim compensation and if they don’t have then they should have one it added In the previous hearing on 6 September the court had directedthe chief secretaries of every state government to file the status report andhad directed all state governments to appoint a senior police officer as a nodal officer in each district to ensure that incidents of cow vigilantism are prevented and dealt with effectively During the hearing on Friday? He said that there should be a National Policy for the Prevention of Crime.

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