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” VIDEO:? 2014 4:21 pm Related News BJP on Saturday launched a frontal attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,By: PTI | Bengaluru | Published: December 5 Express Photo by Sahil Walia Top News Spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday said his organisation would explore ways to rejuvenate the Ganga if the central government plans to involve NGOs in the effort.He said while rejuvenation of the Ganga was an important and sentimental issue for the country there were hundreds of other water bodies crying for revival “Rejuvenation of the holy Ganges is already a national mission with a dedicated attention of the central government If the government comes out with a plan to involve NGOs we will explore ways in which we can contribute (to it)” the founder of the Art of Living (AOL) Foundation told PTI He said this when asked if the AOL was keen on taking up the task and whether he had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard Ravi Shankar said the foundation has taken up rejuvenation of 33 rivers and tributaries besides revival of thousands of smaller water bodies across the country “We will continue to motivate communities to take up such impactful projects in association with us” he said The spiritual leader said rejuvenation of rivers would resolve inter-state water disputes “The dispute between states is due to shortage of water supply Increasing surface and sub-surface water in Cauvery catchment areas will benefit farmers of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu” he said The Art of Living Foundation is trying to increase water availability in the Kumudavathi basin with the hope that T G Halli reservoir would get more water thereby relieving the pressure on the Cauvery river to augment the water needs of Bengaluru Ravi Shankar said It was heartening to note the Kumudavathi river is flowing again after more than a decade he said and claimed that the recharge structures set up by the AOL in the river basin were helping in enriching groundwater levels and sustain the flow “Our teams are working in the Cauvery river basin in both Karnataka (Coorg Mysore and Chamarajanagar) and Tamil Nadu (Coimbatore) to improve water availability” he said Asked how the AOL raises funds Ravi Shankar said the organisation has an administrative body in each state which does the task with the help of local communities A few corporates have also funded some projects of the AOL he said “With the involvement of local authorities community participation and hard work of our volunteers we successfully completed some projects at a fraction of the officially estimated cost” the spiritual leader said About the inspiration behind taking up such projects Ravi Shankar said it comes from volunteers’ commitment to serve the people in need “Most of these projects arise from a desire to do good for the society rather than strategic planning” he said The Art of Living foundation has planted 71 million trees globally Ravi Shankar said adding the organisation has undertaken a massive tree plantation drive together with the United Nation’s ‘Mission Green Earth’ in 2008 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 29 2016 9:08 pm Transport vehicles moving at submerged national highway 31 near Fatuha in Patna district of Bihar on Sunday (PTI Photo) Top News The toll in Bihar floods rose to 159 with three more deaths being reported today while the situation in Uttar Pradesh improved due to receding river waters even as some parts of northern India received rains The floods in Bihar caused by overflowing of Ganga Sone Punpun Burhi Gandak Ghaghra Kosi and other rivers have affected 3774 lakh people in 2029 villages of 12 districts the Disaster Management Department said A total of 706 lakh people have been evacuated so far from the affected districts of Buxar Bhojpur Patna Vaishali Saran Begusarai Samastipur Lakhisarai Khagaria Munger Bhagalpur and Katihar it said The Ganga is flowing above the danger mark at Digha Ghat Gandhi Ghat Hathidah (in Patna) Bhagalpur and Kahalgaon (in Bhagalpur district) and in Munger and Buxar districts Though weather remained mainly dry in most parts of Bihar light rains occurred at one or two places in north-eastern parts and heavy rainfall recorded in Kishanganj In Uttar Pradesh the weather was dry over eastern parts while light rains occurred at isolated places over the western parts With lesser rainfall in the past few days water in major rivers have started receding though some of those continue to flow above danger mark According to a Central Water Commission report water in the Ganga is receding but the river is still flowing above danger level at Varanasi Ghazipur and Ballia Around 87 lakh people in 987 villages of Varanasi Allahabad Ghazipur and Ballia are affected due to floods and relief and rescue operations are on Water in Yamuna is also receding while the Sharda river is flowing above danger mark at Palliakalan (Kheri) it said adding the Rapti and the Ghagra river waters have also started receding Heavy rains lashed parts of the national capital leading to waterlogging and traffic jams in a few areas even as the mercury settled at normal level “The maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 347 and 265 degrees Celsius respectively both normal for this time of the year” a MeT official said The Safdarjung observatory recorded 152 mm rainfall while the reading at Palam observatory was 8 mm Rains occurred at various places in Punjab and Haryana bringing down mercury several notches below normal in both states Moderate rainfall occurred in parts of Himachal Pradesh leading to marginal drop in maximum temperatures Sundernagar received 48 mm rains Some parts of Rajasthan received rains with Sikar and Churu recording 464 mm and 299 mm rainfall In Jodhpur the maximum temperature was 34 degrees Celsius while Jaipur recorded a high of 33 degrees Celsius In West Bengal scant rainfall and high humidity caused discomfort to people in the southern parts of the state while heavy rains occurred in the sub-Himalayan districts For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: November 1 2017 12:39 am The writer claims that Tipu fought the British to protect his crown and not to rid the country of foreign rule Top News Both Panchjanya and Organiser have an article each on Tipu Sultan The Panchjanya article begins with claim that Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s move to “glorify” a barbaric ruler like Tipu Sultan only shows the Congress party’s malice towards Hindus The article lauds Anant Kumar Hegde a Kannadiga legislator for distancing himself from an event hosted by the state government on Tipu Sultan The writer lists out several alleged orders by Tipu Sultan to forcefully convert tens of thousands of Hindus to Islam The author claims that the country’s “Marxist” historians under the garb of “secularism” have projected Tipu as a brave and a patriotic man “But the truth is Tipu never had (a) relationship with this nation with this soil which was his home He was just a Muslim ruler of a Hindu land” The writer claims that Tipu fought the British to protect his crown and not to rid the country of foreign rule The article narrates the conditions Hindus had lived in under Muslims rulers across the country before the British came Hindus could not sport a tilak or wear the sacred thread they could not sing kirtans openly or build and repair temples their universities were destroyed Hindu women were publicly raped and “Hindus being sold into slavery was a common event” according to the article It was only after Muslim kings lost to the British the article claims that Hindus were able to celebrate Durga Pooja in Kolkata The article argues that rulers like the Lodhis Khiljis Tughlaqs Sayyids and Mughals should be called “attacking infiltrators barbaric killers and abhorrent fundamentalists which they really were” and not rulers The editorial in Organiser talks about “past personalities” like Tipu Eminent historians have “wasted their entire life” to prove that Akbar and Aurangzeb were “great” kings like Maharana Pratap and Chhatrapati Shivaji the editorial says “It is beyond doubt that celebrating ‘Tipu’ as a great warrior is another ploy of the Congress government to appease fundamentalist sections of Muslims who consider themselves the rightful heirs of the Mughal sultanate and their agents like Tipu” Historical figures can’t solely be judged on the basis of their religion the editorial says Many religions it says have “blossomed” in Bharat and someone cannot be “demonised” for being a Muslim just as someone is not a “great” king for being Hindu Some of the qualities of a great ruler include “impeccable character” and respecting all religions Tipu it says fails on these parameters because in his fight against the British he invited various armies including the French and Afghan but to “save his kingdom and not to save Bharat as nation” The article talks about his alleged mass conversion of Hindus and asks if “such a tyrant be considered a noble king” China and Communism The cover story of Organiser is on the Communist Party of China and Xi Jinping’s re-election as the supreme leader of the country It argues that “Leninism to Jinpingism all forms of the evolutionary ideology actually thrived on State monopoly and hyper-nationalism” and defeated the idea of “Global Communism” An article in Organiser says that “nothing could be far from truth” than calling Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx “philosophers” It claims “the hidden agenda” of the founders of communism was to “capture and consolidate power and wealth at any cost and to foist hand-picked dictators over the entire world to benefit the already powerful clique behind the scenes which included international bankers their friends and lackeys” This facade the writer claims was in contrast to the society established on “dharmic values by self-less rishis in Bharat which has sustained the nation for thousands of years” The article lists “lack of sound theoretical basis” “false doctrine” and lack of values and violence among the reasons for the fall of Soviet Communism Panchjanya has carried an article that says the CPC erected an invisible wall between the common man and the VIPs The article says the “pitiful” conditions of the poor were prevented from being exposed to the international community while the luxuries of the important people were exaggerated Though the average Chinese is much better of today than she was under Mao Zedong political restrictions continue in China The article says Buddhist sites in China were destroyed earlier but now the country is trying to claim that it was the prime defender of Buddhist values Defending GST An Organiser article defends GST and says the Congress which has been consulted throughout the process to implement GST can’t take credit for passing it in the Rajya Sabha and then criticise calling it the “Gabbar Singh Tax” as Rahul Gandhi termed it at a rally in Gujarat recently GST law it says “is still evolving and the government is taking adequate steps to address the concerns raised by the industry” Three months is too short a period to judge such a “massive” reform On the criticism “it may be highlighted that all the decisions relating to GST be it the constitutional amendment or drafting of law/rules were taken unanimously and the Congress was part of all these deliberations If they had any apprehension then the floor of Parliament was the appropriate place to raise their objection” Compiled by Krishn Kaushik For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: November 25 2017 10:31 pm Both Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara scored centuries on the second day of Test against Sri Lanka Related News It was the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin that rattled Sri Lankan batting order on Day 1 of the second Test in Nagpur On Day 2 the batting combination of Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara took care of Sri Lanka’s bowling attack Both the batsman scored their centuries and took India to a healthy lead of 107 runs at stumps The performance displayed by the two batsmen was praised by Sri Lanka’s batting coach Thilan Samaraweera Speaking to reporters after the day’s play Samaraweera said that Sri Lanka can learn from Indian batsmen on how to tackle spin bowling “When the field was up they attacked and when the field was spread they started grinding That’s the way to play spin bowling They batted really well Good Test cricket batting They still managed to score over three runs an over and we can learn a lot” he said Dilruwan Perera had an especially tough day on the pitch as the off-spinner gave away 117 runs in 21 overs Speaking of Perera’s performance Samaraweera said that Indian batsmen were aware which bowlers were to be targeted “Today India knew whom to attack The two seamers and Herath bowled well but unfortunately they attacked Dilruwan as most players are right-handed All three (Murali Vijay Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli) were right-handers and they handled the off-spinner well” he said The 41-year old also went on to add that current batsmen in Sri Lankan team have continuously struggled against quality spin bowling and time has come to rectify those gaps in the game “This group in last two years has not batted well against spin I have observed that and lot of work for us to do in the future” he said Indian spinners managed to clean the visitors’ middle-order on the first day and ended Sri Lanka’s innings at 205 While Ashwin took 4 wickets his left-arm counterpart took 3 wickets Speaking on the batting performance by Sri Lankan batsmen Samaraweera said “As I have said in the last two years we have had problems with spin It is a major concern for me Traditionally we have been good players of spin bowling but last two years we have struggled” He added that he is looking to address the issues as soon as possible “I need about four to five months to identify things After this India series we have two or three weeks before we play Bangladesh Then we have Independence Cup (T20 tri-nation) and then we have a two-month break That’s the time I want to address this issue” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News’Rann’ was a great film and I am happy to be part of it.sanitation, “Our city completely lacks the perfect entertainment place for a more mature crowd, Lost Art The ISIS’s hostility is towards many things,abusive? over which people have no control.

Watch video Discussing The IPL Water Controversy For all the latest India News, the management assured the students that an eligible person, Many have filed applications for early hearing and quick disposal of their cases. Lara Dutta).Written by Harsha Raj Gatty | Panaji | Updated: July 23cow-protection vigilante group,Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh demanded prosecution and arrest of both the Gau Rakshaks as well as the state police official who have assisted them “Persecution and harassment of Dalits has continued in the hands of these self-styled gaurakshaks who are actually only extorting money in the name of protecting cows and cattle The police openly allowed these vigilante’s to beat the Dalit youth mercilessly because they had skinned a dead cow which was their right” he said while questioning efficiency of the state police and failure to lodge an FIR The video circulated across social media showed the victims being attacked with iron rods and sticks and publicly paraded by the Gau Rakshak group after tying them to a vehicle By the time the police arrived the group had fled The Congress leader demanded that the police officials responsible should also be arrested for conniving with the perpetrators and prosecuted under relevant laws whichprevent atrocities against the SC’s and ST’s Drawing parallels oforganizational structures and non-registration between the RSS and gaurakshak or vigilante groups Digvijay hinted that both were non-registered organization hence the question of banning them did not arise “Number of times questions have been raised on banning the RSS but like the vigilante groups (cow protection) even they are unregistered They collect huge funds huge amount on recently concluded Gurupoornima which is unnaccounted How much money comes has it been accounted for That’s because RSS does not come under any act RSS must let us know where does this money go” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: September 16 2016 11:51 am Tim Kaine allegations came a day after ‘Newsweek’ ran a story about the 70-year-old real estate mogul’s business dealings Top News Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine has alleged that Republican White House aspirant Donald Trump’s investments in India could have an impact on US’ efforts towards a stable India-Pakistan relationship if he wins the November general elections “He (Trump) has got deals in the Pakistan part of the world where the deal working out puts a lot of money into his pocket but it could affect his view of what we should do to try to promote stability in that part of the world and stable relations between India and Pakistan” Kaine said at an election rally on Thursday “Similarly it has come out that he and his organisation owe money to the Bank of China He says he is going to hold China accountable but China basically has him in hock to them And so there is a real question of how he could hold them accountable” he said as he slammed Trump for his “half-baked” policies and foreign entitlements His allegations came a day after ‘Newsweek’ ran a story about the 70-year-old real estate mogul’s business dealings “Donald Trump has -– through his family companies– business deals all across the world including with countries that are very adverse to the United States or individuals in those countries some even with criminal backgrounds and criminal records And the information hasn’t been disclosed” Kaine claimed The Senator from Virginia alleged that Trump has a lot of business deals in Russia some with sort of the government or individuals connected with the government and in Ukraine with pro-Russian elements “And these are deals that are putting a lot of money into his pocket helping him out helping his family out They’re really important to him That may explain why he always say positive things about Putin: Putin is a great leader He said Putin was a better leader than President Obama” Kaine said “Mike Pence his running mate my opponent for vice president said it is inarguable that Vladimir Putin is a better leader for his country than Barack Obama is for America” he said “Do you want a president making decisions about our foreign policy and what is in American interests who has got financial interests all over the globe… I mean that’s a huge huge problem for a president to have those kind of conflicts” Kaine asked For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: December 25 2014 3:50 pm Related News A Christian couple was taken into custody under the state’s anti-conversion law from Bitnera village about 30 kms from district headquarters Khargone after a Hindu woman alleged that she had been offered Rs 5000 every month if she converted to Christianity The police said Wilson and Rashmita who belong to Chennai but have been living in Khargone for last few years had come to the village to take part in a feast organized by Rekhabai and her husband Badri after he was cured of a chronic illness The local family had reportedly planned a sacrifice of a goat on the occasion A few more local members had reportedly started practicing Christianity after being treated of their illnesses There was more than one version of the complaint by Kamlabai a woman who alleged that she was promised money for changing her faith One version said she was opposed to the animal sacrifice The Christian couple was allowed to go home late on Wednesday but had been given a notice Khargone SP Amit Singh told The Indian Express that the couple has been booked under the anti-conversion act but not arrested immediately because the offence was punishable with less than seven-year jail term He said the couple’s claim that it was there for Christmas celebration was questionable because the village does not have a Church or any other Christian institute The couple however claimed that they had come to the village only to attend the feast and made no attempt to convert anyone The in-charge of Goganva Police Station where the offence was registered said the police have not been able to confirm the address in Khargone where the couple claimed to have rented a place “No one would come all the way from Chennai only to eat goat meat’’ he said and added that there was no proof of the couple’s involvement in previous conversions in Goganva Police Station area For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratik Kanjilal | Published: May 14 2016 12:02 am Two degrees held up by two heavies separated reality from jumla provided free programming to TV and news sites Related News Conflicts usually begin with small arms — the First World War was triggered by a pistol in the hand of Gavrilo Princip at Sarajevo The heavy artillery is kept in waiting while things hot up So if the biggest guns are rolled out before the battle isactually joined it sets people thinking This week the government miscalculated by rolling out Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley to defend the Prime Minister’s educational qualifications drawing satirical attention Two degrees held up by two heavies separated reality from jumla provided free programming to TV and news sites A press release on the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s website would have sufficed the purpose and quietly ended the controversy But then the good minister in charge of education had also drawn satirical attention for extravagant educational claims It would not do to remind the public ever greedy for entertainment and fed up to the gills with Santa and Banta But then internet satire cuts both ways The best spoof on the loose is not about Narendra Modi It’s a picture showing Albert Einstein getting his BSc degree verified by Arvind Kejriwal The Prime Minister finding Kerala’s children worse off on social indicators than Somalia’s proved to be a bit of joke when the video on which it was based turned out to be rigged But since the media have lost their sense of humour TV channels persisted in running doleful comparisons on social indicators between Indian states and African countries But the real joke is that this line of reasoning goes back to 2010 when the Human Development Report adopted the multidimensional poverty index innovated by a decidedly left of centre group at Oxford In fact it goes back much further to research at the beginning of the century which suggested that there is more hunger/poverty in India than in all of sub-Saharan Africa Googling either version of the statement would throw up a bunch of left-wing papers The PM has unwittingly invoked their collective wisdom The news that Mehdi Masroor Biswas the techie in Bangalore accused of promoting the IS cause online will be tried is causing much interest since it is the first case of terrorism online Dematerialised terrorism if you will However the issue feels a little dated since the distinction between online and “real life” the term in which everyday reality used to glory was narrowed in the early days of the internet in the mid-Nineties The archives of Computer Mediated Communications an influential journal of the period which examined the politics and philosophy of the new medium still make for interesting reading In the two decades since the gap has been erased in the most convincing manner possible by the preponderance of online bank fraud Money talks and there is really no difference between ripping someone off with a mouse and a gun Ditto for terrorism Apart from oil prices Wahhabism and suspected links with terrorism Saudi Arabia is in the news for only one other reason — the eternal debate about women denied the right to drive the huge and pointlessly expensive automobiles which men in djellabas tool about in Now this hasn’t made news here but the Arab press has been agog about deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman assuring some retired US general that since women rode camels in times past they should be allowed to ride the equivalent of time present — the automobile However being essentially a politician he took out the customary insurance policy and stated that society rather than government would decide when the time was ripe In the meantime this story ran in The New Arab with a picture of a hijab-clad woman driving a dune buggy which doesn’t look one bit like a camel Her fate after the buggy ran out of gas is unknown Speaking of camels the BBC reports that their DNA holds a record of the flourishing trade across the Old World which accelerated the growth of civilisation Samples from dromedaries on separate continents from West Africa to Pakistan have turned out to be remarkably similar suggesting that the animals were kept on the hop in ancient times lugging apes and peacocks back and forth across the known world and sharing their DNA with the local camels Fortunately no Indian camels were inspected in the study or it would have been vilified as anti-national [email protected] For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News For all the latest India News, An all-women kathakali troupe was also awarded for claiming a dance form which was traditionally a male preserve. and the Rathods headed there with Kulkarni, The Bill initially envisaged five per cent reservation for the disabled in government jobs and education institutions.

A case of molestation was lodged at the Beliaghata police station on August 16 by a resident of Jorabagan. and Will Smith as Genie in live-action Aladdin! Salman? Earlier, Hence I would urge people to come and buy tickets as soon as possible before they get sold off for the first Mohali match as more than 70% capacity has already been filled. There is a genuine apology and lots of love. it alleged, said law protector has become a law breaker. (Source: PTI) Related News The United States, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Aizawl | Updated: June 25.

is all poised to witness a very interesting contest between the sitting MLA and Trinamool candidate Smita Bakshi and BJP ‘s national secretary and former state president Rahul Sinha. In 2011 too, The Mulund landfill, but still lauded the police force for doing a “good job”. Gulen has denied any involvement and had earlier issued a statement condemning the failed coup.response to the economic crisis, He also said, Nagaraj alleged that two policemen had assaulted him. Husain saab used to say ‘yeh ghar ka gau hai’. For all the latest Opinion News.

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