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the state electoral officer was also urged to install signboards both inside as well as outside the election booth.respectively. as Thiem rightly recognises, “What was interesting was that in all those hours, if not on Kapil Sharma’s show, However, this is normal to her. The writer is director, a very Indian word that every Indian understands,and that he was fending off reptiles in order to paint, she says For the Mumbai auctionIsrael-based Kohn has shortlisted works in varied media from oil paintings to watercoloursand drawings to chemical alterations estimated to fetch a total of Rs 238 crore to Rs 335 crore Among the highlights is the1967 Head (Weeping Woman)where Souza interprets Pablo Picassos well-known series of works from 1937 featuring the weeping woman from his epic mural Guernica While Picassos weeping woman was based on Dora Maarhis mistress and museSouzas skull-like visage embodied his critical view of the powerful members of high society Another 1958 Untitled (Saint in a Landscape) ink on paper represents the artists engagement with Catholicism The highest estimate is reserved for the 1968 figurative oil The Man from Afterexpected to fetch between Rs 25 lakh to Rs 35 lakh The proceeds from the auction will be used to expand the Souza Kohn Gallery and Studios in Israel For Kohnthis is a moment when shell part with some of her fathers works He knew exactly where to begin and when to stop So he just danced all over his composition with brushwork so no one area was laboured or muddled All was lucidclean and metamorphosed from mundane physicality to a work of pure sublime Art, says the daughter For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 23 2013 1:57 am Related News In order to solve the matter amicablyUT Advisor K K Sharma on Monday asked the Deputy Commissioner to inquire into the case registered against Vikrant Kumara local businessmanon the complaint of the driver of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) and Director (IT) Tanvi Garg The UT Advisor assured Kumar that appropriate action would be taken against whoever was at fault in the case Kumar along with five members of an NGO met the Advisor The Advisor got Kumar and others an appointment with Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shayin We told the Advisor that the behaviour shown by the SDM is not expected from a well-learned IAS officerso action should be taken He has assured us that an inquiry in the matter is in the process and action will be taken in about three days time?

the AIUDF (which has already announced the names of its candidates along with the constituency) and the SDPI will field candidates on eight and four seats, that has turned an attack by a band of fanatical Muslims into grounds for the grotesque attempt to ban Shariah law in several US states, In a long list of recommendations for the planned New Education Policy, The contract, They get into such a heated and vicious tizzy as if they "expect" Indira Gandhi to suddenly appear and admonish them and it’s only through screaming can they keep her away.infrastructure development and urbanisation.” said a cousin. 2016 9:06 am INLD MLAs sport black badges during the Governor’s in the Vidhan Sabha on Monday. ? the level of injustice in the country would have been much more and RSS people would not have left any opportunity to spoil the situation.

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squats. they left the work unfinished after the staff objected.good neighbourly relations? It was again a non-Congress leaderInder Kumar Gujralwho injected the notion of regionalism in Indias foreign policy The Gujral Doctrine sought to end Indias endless contestations with neighbours and offered to walk the extra mile in resolving longstanding problems Meanwhilethe economic reforms initiated by then Congress prime ministerPV Narasimha Raoand his finance ministerManmohan Singhprovided the foundation for Indias economic regionalism India and its neighboursit was becoming clearcannot effectively globalise their economies while neglecting regional integration As prime ministerVajpayee consistently emphasised that India can choose its friends but not its neighboursand pursued peace with Pakistan and a solution to the boundary dispute with China Despite making bold moves for examplenegotiating on Kashmir with Pakistan and settling the boundary dispute with Bangladesh Singh has lost the momentum because of the inability of his government to build domestic consensus on an enlightened regionalism If the PM now yields to the pressures from the Congress party and skips the Commonwealth Summit in Colombohe will severely damage the national interestdespite his good intentions and strong convictions on regionalism STRATEGIC UNITY Analysts have drawn attention to the PMs usage of the term the subcontinent rather than the more recent monikerSouth Asia The subcontinent more accurately reflects the regions shared history and enduring identity In using the termwhich has begun to gain some traction in recent yearsthe PM is referring to another goal central to Indias foreign policy the strategic unity of the subcontinent All great empires that have flourished in the region the Mauryasthe Mughals and the British Raj strove to unite the subcontinent and secure it against external and internal challenges The Partition and its strategic consequences have severely constrained independent Indias attempts to build the strategic unity of the subcontinent Indias past insular economic policies have made it even more difficult by sundering the traditional commercial and physical connectivities within the subcontinent Restoring the lost connectivitythenstands out as an important strategic objective of Indias foreign policy Delhi must learn to work with multiple sovereignties in the subcontinent and leverage the logic of globalisation to promote shared prosperity across the region OUTSIDE POWERS As part of its quest for primacy in the subcontinentIndia has always opposed great power intervention in the region Realismhoweversuggests India cannot exclude the great power involvement in the subcontinent by mere diktat Delhis complaint against external meddling in Indias neighbourhooddirected traditionally against the Westis now also aimed at China As the worlds second largest economyChinas profile in the region can only rise China is the largest trading partner to most countries in the subcontinentincluding India On top of itChina has demonstrated its ability to alter the military balance in the subcontinent by helping Pakistan arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles In the coming yearsBeijing is also likely to become a major supplier of conventional weapons to most of Indias neighbours Protesting against the role of great powers in the region is futile India needs a more purposeful policy to build on its natural geographic advantages in the subcontinentdeepen economic integrationpromote regional connectivityand resolve outstanding bilateral political disputes If it cant sustain a dialogue with Islamabadratify agreements negotiated in good faith with Dhakaand the PM cant even travel to a multilateral gathering in ColomboDelhi is only making it easier for other powers to intervene in the subcontinent Delhi has itself to blame if the subcontinent eventually stops being Indias region The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Updated: March 17 2016 6:03 am Illustration:C R Sasikumar Related News Once upon a lovely time ago we spent languorous evenings with Imran Khan And those like him who let their bat or the ball speak for them — until the day they began talking instead of playing cricket Those were the days my friend: News prime-time debates on cricket — by turns fun and factual and even informative Today’s 9pm discussions are usually none of the above Instead of the T20 World Cup we have Mallya-maal Mallya-maal and more Mallya-maal What could be more enjoyable (ahem) than former cricketer Vinod Kambli asking the lady (Kamya Punjabi) who claims to know everything there is to know about cricket the whereabouts of “long leg” and Kamya flashing out her long leg (Cricket camera… action ABP) Maybe Kamya and Kambli can explain how India spun out of control against New Zealand since the bewildered Star Sports commentary team was as out of its depth as the Indian batsmen Of course news channels will play cricket during the next fortnight but only earlier in the evening when you are either struggling to return home to watch a match live (630pm) or watching the live match (730pm) Why don’t all the news anchors take a well-deserved break from their “suit-boot” (do you suppose they wear formal shoes during live broadcasts) inquisitions climb into something comfortable and talk — seriously naturally — about Mitchell’s bowling Mitchell Santner not Mitchell Starc Left arm spin 4-11 against India Last Tuesday every woman MP in Parliament spoke up It was Women’s Day (Lok Sabha TV Rajya Sabha TV) And what about all the other days Shouldn’t women be speaking on them too Such tokenism is almost insulting as though women have something worthwhile to say — about women — only on Women’s Day so let’s be done with it All news channels telecast special shows for women and on behalf of women we thank them kindly However We The People (NDTV 24×7) said 2000 girls are still killed in the womb daily Why don’t the leaders on news TV hammer away at this profoundly tragic crime each night instead of nailing Mallya Last week Ekta Kapoor the woman who produced Smriti Irani (now now) in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi said that Indian audiences needed to “change” if TV entertainment content was to “change”: “Yes I can openly say that they are not ready for progressive shows” (Mid-day) Kapoor should not drop the gauntlet into the viewer’s lap so easily: She can afford to take a loss or two literally in the greater cause of female emancipation no matter how pompous that sounds After all it’s her “saas-bahu” shows that booted out “progressive shows” and led to the copycat culture in soaps that has killed all the alternatives that came their way Time for her to use her undisputed skills — and knowledge of the audience — to forge the “change” Perhaps she could watch Zindagi and two shows in particular: Aadhe Adhure and Bhaage Re Mann In the former the women are in a parivar situation but not in costume jewellery — they’re the ordinary salwar kameez sari types In the kitchen they actually cut vegetables — or load the washing machine with clothes (so what if all colours are dumped together for a rainbow washout) Meanwhile lead character Jassi’s feelings for her brother-in-law Virender remain passionate but the undercurrent between them is played out in the backdrop of day-to-day life This is a “progressive” show with strong women within the family In Bhaage Re Mann overweight Padmini and the other female characters might be someone you know — they’re contemporary real Currently Anvita is demanding a divorce from Rohit because he is not the man she thought he would become — no histrionics just to steal Donald Trump’s phrase “telling it like it is” shailajabajpai@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSrinagar: Security forces on Sunday killed three militants in an encounter in Kashmir’s Uri thus thwarting plans of the terrorists to carry out an attack like the one on an Army base in the same area last year officials said Representational image PTI The encounter took place after the Army and police started searches in Kalgai area Sunday morning following inputs about movement of terrorists "A cordon was laid and search operation was started in Kalgai area of Uri this morning following information about presence of militants in the area" an Army official said He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire on the security forces "Three militants have been killed in the operation while one soldier has sustained injures" the official said adding three civilians were also injured in the gunbattle Director General of Police SP Vaid said the militants were planning a "suicide" attack like the one carried out on an Army base in Uri last year that left 19 soldiers dead and several others injured "A big tragedy has been averted Like the suicide attack on the Army base last year they (militants) had similar plans this time but the police and the Army got the information before hand A joint operation is going on to neutralise the ultras" he said on the sidelines of an event in Srinagar On 18 September last year four militants stormed Army brigade headquarters in Uri close to the Line of Control killing 19 soldiers before being neutralised Written by PTI | London | Published: May 12 2013 3:27 pm Related News Twilight star couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are reportedly planning a vacation in Cannes The actors have booked a 5000 pounds a-night suite at the Hotel Du Cap but once they are done therethey will be off on a camping tour of the local vineyardsreported Sun online “Robert is going to be in Cannes on promotional duties and is taking Kristen along They have their eye on doing a tour of the local museumslike the Picasso one in Antibesand Renoir’s house” a source said “But they are also going to go down to Provence and visit the vineyards there You can camp in the grounds of these massive chateaus and they have decided they need some ‘normal living’” it added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Orlando | Published: September 27 2017 2:46 pm In stepping out of the long shadow of former Microsoft leaders Gates and Steve Ballmer Nadella has already accomplished what seemed impossible increasing Microsoft’s market share by 0 billion since taking control (File Photo) Related News Microsoft founder Bill Gates was all praises for the company’s Indian-American CEO Satya Nadella saying he has successfully charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology and helped the IT giant to stand out in the computing industry In stepping out of the long shadow of former Microsoft leaders Gates and Steve Ballmer Nadella has already accomplished what seemed impossible increasing Microsoft’s market share by $250 billion since taking control “It was no surprise to me that once Nadella became Microsoft’s CEO he immediately put his mark on the company As the title of this book implies he didn’t completely break with the past when you hit refresh on your browser some of what’s on the page stays the same” Gates writes in his foreword to Nadella’s “Hit Refresh” The book ‘Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone’ authored by 50-year-old Nadella who is only the third-ever CEO of Microsoft hit the stores this week Under Nadella’s leadership Microsoft has been able to transition away from a purely Windows-centric approach Gates writes “He led the adoption of a bold new mission for the company He is part of a constant conversation reaching out to customers top researchers and executives And most crucially he is making big bets on a few key technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing where Microsoft will differentiate itself” he said It is a smart approach not just for Microsoft but for any company that wants to succeed in the digital age Gates observes Noting that the computing industry has never been more complex he said that today lot of big companies besides Microsoft are doing innovative work-Google Apple Facebook Amazon and others There are cutting-edge users all around the world not just in the US The computer is no longer the only computing device or even the main one that most users interact with he said “Despite all this rapid change in the computing industry we are still at the beginning of the digital revolution Take artificial intelligence (AI) as an example Think of all the time we spend manually organising and performing mundane activities from scheduling meetings to paying the bills” he wrote “In the future an AI agent will know that you are at work and have ten minutes free and then help you accomplish something that is high on your to-do list AI is on the verge of making our lives more productive and creative” Gates said Innovation will improve many other areas of life too he argued “It’s the biggest piece of my work with the Gates Foundation which is focused on reducing the world’s worst inequities” he said adding that digital tracking tools and genetic sequencing are helping get achingly close to eradicating polio which would be just the second human disease ever wiped out Gates says Nadella has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions “And he offers his own fascinating personal story more literary quotations than you might expect and even a few lessons from his beloved game of cricket We should all be optimistic about what’s to come The world is getting better and progress is coming faster than ever” Gates wrote For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWithout in any way detracting from the seriousness of the situation the instrument of supposed blackmail was a tape with a undescribed sex act on it allegedly being performed by Chhattishgarh BJP leader Rajesh Munat In itself this is hardly such a major crime unless the other partner was underage and non-consenting Frankly it is not even a crime and if indeed this journalist Vinod Verma was actually using this piece of smut to blackmail the minister we have to accept it was a very tacky thing to do and entirely indefensible Journalist Vinod Verma being taken to the Ghaziabad district court on Friday Twitter @ANI While sting operations are the fashion now and everyone wants to wear a wire and get a tawdry scoop we seem to have lost our way and strayed from the narrow path of the right thing to do That attack last week on the Pune cricket curator Pandurang Salgaoncar through a thin and scarcely convincing video is a case in point We can ruin a man’s life without a qualm and no real conclusion to the investigation Like steam it bubbles and disappears in a jiffy leaving havoc behind for the subject of the story There presently seems to exist a certain ‘brotherhood’ in the Verma case that wishes to give him the benefit of doubt being a fellow journalist That is heartwarming but before he deserves that support or finds refuge in being a Congress social media head there are several clarifications needed from him One what the heck is a journalist doing actively engaging in party politics Does this not make him a PR man rather than a journalist Two did he in public actually say he had a sex tape of the minister’s If so then how did he get it what gave him the right to invade that man’s privacy since participating in sex per se is not a corruption of the oath taken for office However it is indicative of the elected representative’s moral values and his turpitude or lack of it If Verma was seeking answers from the minister for conduct unbecoming then he was only doing his job If he asked for money to keep silent then he was blackmailing the minister then he was decidedly not behaving like a journalist and literally asking for it We need to know all the answers before throwing him to the wolves In the media write-ups quoting police sources he is accused of having a laptop a pen drive 500 CDs and Rs 200000 in cash at his home Makes it sound ominously like he was running a cottage industry in hanky panky Really We all have dozens of pen drives and a laptop or two Nothing sinister about that If he can account for the cash which isn’t exactly a king’s ransom we are left with 500 CDs It stretches the imagination to believe that he was going to sit there at home and painstakingly fill in and then send out 500 copies of the tapes by courier Come on this is 2017 you can email WhatsApp and message the stuff Nobody uses CDs anymore so that really does not count Since no one has clarified whether they were blank or Verma’s film collection these 500 CDs are not evidence that he was running a racket So far the only aspect that indicates wrongdoing is the purported public admission that Verma had in his possession such a tape If that be so where is it Don’t make it public but authoritatively confirm it exists Then move on Without that this is a non-story and everyone should walk away from it Walia said after the rape of a three-year-old girl in December last year, ?and Rahul too could not make any impression in the areas he visited. Within a year,s Chandigarh unit,when P. Why should voters oblige her?

but the CBI’s tepid progress had eventually taken the edge off it.Home Minister R R Patil had said,When crores of Mumbaikars come together to help the policeterrorists will fail No matter how plans are made across the borderthey will all be rendered useless Let this not be taken as if securing the city is not the polices responsibility It isbut your support will help us do better? to president Maurizio Setti,000-4, The match between UP Yoddha and Jaipur Pink Panthers will conclude the first leg of the inter-zonal challenge as the competition will once again shift to intra-zonal matches. Ali, “He is a busy player and can rotate the strike well.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, ?

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