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French Consul in Mumbai Yves Perrin and members of the French community in India, “In more than 100 teleconferences we discussed and improved test results,Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 24our team will be fully geared to tackle any unforeseen situation, S C Sharma said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratik Kanjilal | Published: January 24 2016 1:00 am Cawdor Castle in Scotland has drawn many a Macbeth fan Top News Perhaps the most entertaining of diplomat and writer Navtej Sarna’s travel stories traces his return to Cairo after the mandatory sojourn to Giza in search of the Ali Baba cafe in Tahrir Square The anecdote dates from before Arab Spring before the square became a shrine to the spirit of revolution At the time international pilgrims sought it to venerate older gods like Naguib Mahfouz who was a regular at the improbably named Ali Baba Unfortunately Sarna found the place boarded up and about to be transformed into a fast food place Devastated to learn that the shishas and backgammon tables would give way to the global pandemic of extra cheese and fries on the side he allowed himself to be led away to another old cafe which his guide claimed Mahfouz also visited sometimes Literary pilgrims he reasoned must make realistic compromises Second Thoughts (HarperCollins) a collection of Sarna’s newspaper columns traces many such pilgrimages Many of them do not work out like a mad dash out of Moscow to Leo Tolstoy’s estate thwarted by an impassive Soviet official with some 90-minute eggs boiling in a dish by his side That archetype had stood like a wall at least from Stalin’s time preventing visitors to Moscow from wandering into the districts and confronting the less edifying aspects of communism But the romance of literary travel lies in the itinerary in the mind not the certainty of arrival Incredible India seems to be oblivious to this flourishing segment of the tourist trade though Indians overseas number among the most enthusiastic literary pilgrims particularly in the UK Stratford-on-Avon positively teems with them and those of us who had Macbeth dinned into us in school tend to steal away from trips to Inverness to brood upon the battlements of Cawdor Castle though the doomed thane never actually trod them TS Eliot fans drive to the unreal solitude of Glencoe on account of a single poem Arthurian types go to Tintagel which is really really out of the way And within London travellers jaded with Theatreland (if such a thing is possible) go in search of the district of Fitzrovia which is nearby but invisible on the map of the city Fitzrovia exists only in the literary imagination The continent too teems with literary trails Admittedly Indian visitors prefer to descend on Interlaken — it seems to be hardwired like the instincts of migratory waterfowl But there are huge numbers who instead veer off to places like the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris where almost the entire creative and intellectual leadership of French culture lie buried The most famous attraction is the grave shared by Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir which are usually found littered with personal notes bouquets trinkets bottles of wine and vials of tears The most extraordinary note I have seen was addressed to De Beauvoir and translated into something like: “And so after everything you’ve been through you’re still sleeping with the old bastard” Unfortunately there isn’t much excitement about literary trails in Incredible India The only metro which draws attention to literary landmarks like many English and European cities is Kolkata The municipality has marked the homes of the city’s departed poets writers and playwrights with baleful yellow signs People do stop to gawk at the buildings which are mostly in a picturesque state of disrepair for Bengali literature did not pay the bills in the 20th century Sarna’s chapters set in India do not generally describe a literary landscape excepting a couple set in the hills — one about Ruskin Bond Stephen Alter etc and the other about the discovery of a set of the Illustrated Classics in childhood And his rumination on Mumbai written shortly after reading Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games contrasts his own memories of the city with the grittiness of the book Shortly before his death Arun Kolatkar drew a poetic map of the southern reach of the city from Nariman Point to Kala Ghoda where he was a regular at the iconic Wayside Inn which was boarded up like Cairo’s Ali Baba He was preceded by an illustrious list of patrons hatching stratagems of all sorts BR Ambedkar used to pore over certain papers at a table and lore has it that they became constituents of the Constitution And it is said that Russi Karanjia and friends met over the dhansak to conjure up Blitz India’s literary pilgrimages await cataloguing And since English contributes only a tiny fraction of the nation’s literary culture the signposts must first be translated It will require the cooperation of hundreds of contributors in a process which cannot be centrally controlled But someone who can tease out all the stories out there would make India considerably more incredible For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Sydney | Published: August 14 2016 10:53 am While 10 billion photons a second might sound like a lot Driver said we would have to bask in it for trillions of years before it caused any long-lasting damage Top News When you lie on the beach your skin comes in contact with a minute fraction of radiation from outside our galaxy say researchers But radiation from outside the galaxy constitutes only ten trillionths of your suntan so there is no immediate need for alarm the astronomers said In a new study published in the Astrophysical Journal the astronomers accurately measured the light hitting the Earth from outside our galaxy over a very broad wavelength range The research looked at photons whose wavelengths vary from a fraction of a micron (damaging) to millimetres (harmless) We are constantly bombarded by about 10 billion photons per second from intergalactic space when we are outside day and night said lead researcher Professor Simon Driver from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) based at the University of Western Australia “Most of the photons of light hitting us originate from the Sun whether directly scattered by the sky or reflected off dust in the Solar System” he said “However we’re also bathed in radiation from beyond our galaxy called the extra-galactic background light” he pointed out The researchers measured this ambient radiation from the universe from a wide range of wavelengths by combining deep images from a flotilla of space telescopes While 10 billion photons a second might sound like a lot Driver said we would have to bask in it for trillions of years before it caused any long-lasting damage For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 4 2017 8:40 pm The apex court asked them to provide such details they received last year and this year till August 31 and also about the action taken by them on such complaints Related News Internet majors like Google Yahoo and Facebook and instant messaging application WhatsApp were today directed by the Supreme Court to furnish details of complaints they have received in India about the uploading of objectionable contents on child pornography rape and gangrape The apex court asked them to provide such details they received last year and this year till August 31 and also about the action taken by them on such complaints A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit directed the Ministry of Home Affiars (MHA) to apprise it about the number of prosecution under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) 2012 during this period “We would like the participating companies Google Google India Yahoo Microsoft Facebook and WhatsApp to place affidavits regarding number of complaints they have received from India about the objectionable contents concerning child pornography rape and gangrape for the year and till August 31 and the action that has been taken on it” the bench said The court was hearing a letter sent to then Chief Justice of India H L Dattu by Hyderabad-based NGO Prajwala along with two rape videos in a pen drive The top court had on its own taken cognisance of the letter about posting of these videos on WhatsApp and asked CBI to launch a probe to apprehend the culprits During the hearing today the bench was informed by the committee comprising representatives from the Centre and the internet majors which was constituted to explore technical solutions to block videos of sexual offences on social sites that these companies had some objection to its report being placed in the public domain Chairperson of the committee told the court that these participating companies have raised some objections after which the lawyers representing the internet firms said they should be given the copy of the panel’s report which has been filed in the court in a sealed cover He said there were several aspects on which no consensus was arrived at during the deliberations by the committee Senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for one of the companies said they would come to know about the contents of the committee’s report only when they were provided with its copy Sibal also argued that they wanted to know what were the recommendations which the committee wanted to place in public domain To this the apex court directed that the proposals and recommendations contained in the report be supplied to the lawyers representing the participating companies The bench directed that the proposals and recommendations be supplied to the lawyers in a sealed cover within three days and posted the matter for hearing on September 18 The court also asked the MHA to file its affidavit in two weeks The counsel for the petitioner alleged that this matter was getting delayed and the problem was the manner in which these companies were responding On the issue of confidentiality of the report the lawyer said if the court feels proceedings could be held in-camera The apex court had earlier observed that the committee would hold discussions and meetings to arrive at a consensus on the possibility of ensuring that such objectionable videos pertaining to child pornography gang rape and rape were not made available on the internet Earlier cyber security officials who function under the CBI had told the bench that internet was a “wild highway” and blocking objectionable content at the source was a technical challenge for which clear guidelines needed to be issued to stop circulation of such material The Centre had informed the court that it would set up a specialised agency to block and curb the sharing of sexual offence videos on social networking platforms The NGO’s letter had also mooted the idea of maintaining a national sex offenders’ register which should contain details of persons convicted for offences like eve-teasing stalking molestation and other sexual assaults The NGO had also suggested that MHA should have a tie-up with YouTube and WhatsApp to ensure that such offensive videos are not uploaded and the culprits punished For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 5 2010 12:52 am Related News Four teenagers were arrested in Gurgaon on Wednesday night for a series of crimes in Delhi and the NCR Among the crimes the four were involved in are last weeks uprooting of an ATM in Gurgaon and the attack on the brother of a Delhi High Court judge in Dwarkathe police said on Thursday The four two of them are minors are allegedly involved in over 25 casespolice officials said The others have been identified as Sanjeev and Saleemboth 19 The two minors had recently escaped from an observation home in North Delhis Kingsway Camp after scaling its wallsaccording to the police The police suspect the accused worked with the gang of juveniles recently arrested for a spate of burglaries in South Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said a special team was formed after a series of robberies in the NCR to zero in on the accused On Wednesdaythe team received specific inputs about their presence in Gurgaons Sector-21?

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Now,expected 50 per cent. Congress fields Vishwajeet Kadam from Pune.” Obama, he said. corals expel the algae living in their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white. This would bridge the gap between “Old” and New Delhi.000 jobless Indians remain stuck in Saudi Arabia,” said a senior member of the AIIMS faculty association.On an average AIIMS gets 10000 patients daily at its OPD counters For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: November 24 2017 6:53 pm Representative Image Related News Twelve Naxals have been arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district during a joint operation of the Central Reserve Police Force’s 199th battalion and the district police PTI reported on Friday The Naxals were nabbed from the forests under the Bhairamgarh police station limits yesterday Additional Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg told PTI Acting on specific inputs security forces had launched a search operation in the interior of Bhairamgarh around 450 km from here on November 22 he said The Maoists were rounded up after the joint team cordoned off Itampara Uspari Biriyabhoomi and Daler villages inside the forests he added Among those nabbed warrants were pending against nine Naxals including a woman he added The maximum number of warrants for 36 incidents were pending against Sitaram Hemla while 12 warrants were pending against Bheema Atra the ASP said The arrested ultras were active as lower-rung cadres and involved in attacks on police planting of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and putting up Naxal banners and posters he added Search operations have been intensified in the interior of Bastar division (which comprises seven districts) in view ofPeople’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (military wing of the Maoists)Week which the ultrasobserve from December 2 to 8 Rebels are known to step up their activities during this period For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 19 2017 4:54 am Mehbooba Mufti (AP Photo) Top News The Centre on Tuesday claimed that the law and order situation in J&K is improving as per reports received from the state government In a written statement before Lok Sabha the Ministry of Home Affairs said 583 cases of unrest have been registered this year as against 2897 cases last year The stone-pelting incidents also reduced in 2017 the government said As many as 664 cases of stone-pelting were recorded this year against 2808 in 2016 it said According to the statement 172 incidents of violence by terrorists were recorded in the state till July 9 2017 as compared to 322 incidents in 2016 The number of terrorists eliminated this year stands at 95 The infiltration bids have however seen a rise this year As against 18 attempts recorded last year 42 were recorded this year till June For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 2 2017 9:10 am MLA from Bholath Sukhpal Singh Khaira (Express Photo) Top News The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the trial court proceedings against Punjab Leader of Opposition and AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira in a trans-border drug smuggling case A bench of Justices N V Ramana and S Abdul Nazeer issued a notice on Khaira’s plea challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court order dismissing his petition to quash the summons issued to him by the trial court in Fazilka The court had asked him to appear before it on December 21 “Issue notice to the standing counsel for the State of Punjab There shall be stay of further proceedings before the trial court” the bench ordered The drug smuggling case dates back to March 5 2015 when an FIR was registered at Sadar police station of Jalalabad in Fazilka against nine people including Gurdev Singh allegedly a close associate of Khaira under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act The accused were arrested on March 8 2015 and 2 kg heroin 24 gold biscuits one country-made pistol 315-bore pistol and two Pakistani SIM cards were recovered from them Khaira was not named as an accused in the FIR and the chargesheet filed by the police The trial in Fazilka concluded on October 31 All nine accused were found guilty and sentenced to 3-20 years’ imprisonment READ |Khaira drug case: AAP leader expresses relief says will continue to ‘expose’ Congress govt in Punjab Before the trial concluded the prosecutor recalled some witnesses and claimed in an application that Khaira was also involved in racket On October 31 the trial court judge summoned Khaira and four others to face trial He issued non-bailable warrants for production of accused on the next date of hearing on November 30 Khaira moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court on November 3 seeking to quash the summons and non-bailable warrants issued against him The court on November 11 quashed the warrants but directed Khaira to appear in the Fazilka court However Khaira did not appear on Thursday and the court issued fresh summons for December 21 the next date of hearing Following the relief granted to him Khaira said he would attack the “corrupt practices” of the Congress government with renewed vigour Khaira who was in New Delhi for the court hearing said he was heading straight for the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara to pay obeisance “I have been saying from day one that I am innocent and that I am being framed But I am still feeling shocked at the manner in which the August Assembly was misused by CM Captain Amarinder Singh to pass a resolution against the Bains brothers for making the audio sting public” he said Khaira said he held the courts in the highest regard and that his only aim was to find out whether the question of bribery was a fact and if it was then the source of the money should be traced (With inputs from ENS Chandigarh) For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News” sources said.

Apparently, a smoke-dried jalapeno,” He had asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government to be transparent and focus on health and education as Nitish has done. the GCM has awarded sentences to five personnel — two officers and three jawans — while exonerating a Territorial Army man. 2009 12:22 am Related News The Panjab University committee entrusted with the task of working out the fee to be charged from a student who wants to see his/her answer booklet of an entrance exam offers no concrete logic behind charging Rs 10,maintain that they will not allow this decision to be implemented. says it is “coincidental” that the state legislature vote occurred so soon after the massacre in Orlando. 2012 6:18 pm Related News Taking a dig at Salman Khan, One to three weeks later.which were suspense thrillers.

the MEA spokesperson said he did not know what was in the report. “The most important thing is that madrasas where teachers were locals, ?It is a message to the public though the party has a precedent to elect a new leader only after the elections are over, he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 27 2014 6:55 pm In its 30-page closure report the agency has claimed that allegations levelled against the accused in its FIR could not be substantiated during the subsequent investigation Related News A Delhi court on Wednesdayfixed October 7 for considering the closure report filed by CBI in the caserelating to alleged irregularities in supply of all-terrain Tatra vehicles to the Indian Army Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain posted the matter for October 7 after the agency sought some time to file documents relating to the case before the court CBI had filed the closure report in the case in which it had registered an FIR on March 30 2012 against Ravinder Kumar Rishi promoter of Tatra Sipox UK Ltd and others including unnamed officials of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) a defence PSU In its 30-page closure report the agency has claimed that allegations levelled against the accused in its FIR could not be substantiated during the subsequent investigation Rishi a British national unnamed officials of Defence Ministry and others were facing a CBI probe for alleged irregularities in supply of Tatra vehicles to BEML by Tatra-Sipox UK Ltd CBI had earlier alleged Tatra vehicles were procured from Tatra-Sipox UK Ltd despite the fact that a licence agreement regarding this was with M/s Omnipol a Czech firm CBI had claimed that vehicles worth Rs 5000 crore (approx) were supplied to the Army causing undue benefit to Tatra-Sipox UK Ltd and corresponding loss to Defence Ministry The agency had registered the case for alleged irregularities in assigning supply from Czechoslovakia-based Tatra with which an agreement was signed in 1986 to Tatra-Sipox UK Ltd in 1997 showing it as the original equipment manufacturer and fully-owned subsidiary of the Czech company which was allegedly against rules However in its closure report CBI has said that its probe does not point to the guilt of any accused in the case “During the course of investigation LR (letter rogatory) was sent to the Czech Republic and the same has been received after execution The LR execution reports do not point towards guilt of any accused person in this case in respect of the issues dealt in the preceding paras (of the report) “In view of the above the court is requested to accept the closure report in this case and pass orders to return the documents seized during investigation from different quarters” CBI said Giving details of the case the agency said earlier Tatra vehicles were being procured from Czechoslovakia and were used by the Army for pulling of heavy guns tanks and others in frontier areas On the alleged issue of wrongful loss caused to BEML and corresponding gain to Tatra-Sipox UK Ltd CBI in its closure report said this could not be substantiated during its probe Rishi had been quizzed several times by CBI in connection with the case as he has a substantial stake in Tatra-Sipox UK Ltd CBI has lodged a case naming Rishi and unnamed officials of Defence Ministry and BEML for alleged criminal conspiracy cheating under the IPC and under the Prevention of Corruption Act For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Guwahati | Published: February 9 2015 12:07 am Related News At least 14 persons were killed Sunday in two separate road accidents in Assam The first incident took place around 4 am when a vehicle bringing devotees from a religious congregation rammed into a stationary truck loaded with steel rods near Kaziranga National Park Confirming the incident police said the vehicle carrying 16 people was returning from the Sankar Sangha annual conference at Dhakuakhana in Lakhimpur district when it hit the truck on NH-715 As many as 12 people died on the spot In another accident a couple were killed when a car fell into a pond near Basugaon in Kokrajhar district Police recovered their bodies after lifting the car from the pond For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Swatee Kher | Mumbai | Published: January 1 2010 1:59 am Related News As 2009 draws to a close, which is set to take place on Friday. Temjen Toy said here today. the highest number in any district. “What we did (in 2010) is the role of opposition.

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