Though the Kapu Res

Though the Kapu Reservation Porata Samithi took up an agitation and the GO 30 was passed, 149 projects have been completed, and an undertaking by the RSS that they will shed spreading communal tension,abjure their secret ways Patel in a letter to Golwalkar written in July 1949) So at a time when the Congress slogan is ateet ki neev pebhavishya ka nirman (Constructing a futureon the foundations of the past)the RSS/BJP need to get their own idea/history narrative going And any mention of Jinnah only confuses the picture and throws the party into deep turmoil Jaswant may not have intended it quite this waybut history has a way of periodically popping upjust when we have all put our NCERT textbooks away [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MANOJ MORE | Pune | Published: November 19 2015 5:06 am Babasaheb Purandare is the author of a series of works on Shivaji Related News After the Maharashtra government honoured historian Babasaheb Purandare with the state’s highest Maharashtra Bhushan award the Pune Municipal Corporation too seems to be getting ready to honour him If the Pune mayor is to be believed the day and timing of his felicitation would be decided within a few days An all-party meeting held on Tuesday had actually rejected a proposal put forth by corporators to honour Purandare But Mayor Dattatreya Dhankawade told this paper on Wednesday that the proposal to honour him was rejected at the meeting because a resolution to honour him had already been passed by the civic general body meeting “At the all-party meeting on Tuesday we kept the proposal in abeyance There was no need to bring this proposal forward when a decision to honour him had already been taken” the mayor said Share This Article Related Article Dhankawade said that a meeting will be convened again to decide the day and time of the felicitation To a question as to what the PMC would do if there was opposition to honour him the mayor said that the decision would be based on consensus Purandare’s associates said that Babasaheb is not concerned whether he will be honoured or not “His work speaks for itself He is still busy with this work which he cherishes…He is carrying on his task as usual” said a close associate of Purandare “PMC had honoured Babasaheb several times in the past If it honours him again he has conveyed his satis-faction and joy” the associate added Purandare (93) has decided to attend the felici-tation function whenever it takes place A few months back when the state government had announced the Maharashtra Bhushan award for Purandare for his writings on Chhatrapati Shivaji it had triggered a controversy in the state Several organisations led by the Sambhaji Brigade had launched protests against the move which had forced the government to postpone the scheduled felicitation function and hold it later in the highly-guarded Raj Bhavan premises The Sambhaji Brigade had alleged that Purandare defamed Chhatrapati Shivaji and twisted history—a charge that the historian has vehemently denied For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: March 23 2016 12:34 am Source: Twitter Related News On a sweltering Monday afternoon a game of hide-and-seek is under way between Churchgate and Bandra stations between Railway Protection Force officers and a group of unauthorised hawkers all of them women Word has spread around noon that Rasool Bi had been caught by RPF officers at Bandra station and had to pay a hefty fine of Rs 1000 “That is what I earn in 10 days” the ageing hawker says as she takes a short break at Mumbai Central station later at 3 pm A steel rod with arms functions as a display case for silver bronze and gold coloured necklaces glittering in the afternoon sun With news of her hefty penalty spreading the hawkers on Western Railway slightly stooped over with more than 5 kg merchandise on their backs are looking around warily at each station before alighting The long years in the business have taught them how to recognise cops and also how to turn invisible in a crowd and when to finally extract items from the large blue plastic bags to begin peddling their wares Rasool resides in Mira Road area and leaves home at 6 am She walks a short distance from her house to that of an agent who gives her the stock for the day It is bought from Delhi she says For the imitation jewellery she earns a monthly profit of Rs 3000 “My profit margin is Rs 10 on one item usually It goes up to Rs 20 when a woman buys without bargaining but that’s rare” she says She knows hawking on the local trains is illegal so do other small-time hawkers But there is no alternative “If we sit outside stations we are shooed away by municipality Where do we go” As Meena Bharde another illegal hawker balances her eight-month-old daughter in one arm and a makeshift display stand bearing handbags in another she calls out “Ladies bag le jute bag le” Unlike Rasool who is old and finds it difficult to run away from RPF Bharde has developed techniques of evasion “I push all my stuff under the train seat and draw my saree pallu over my head Then I just look outside the window…” she proudly confides Bharde has five children two of them school-going Between her husband also a hawker and herself they divide the caretaking of the three younger children “When I have two kids with me I take a break from 5 pm until 830 pm during the rush hour I rest at any station then” she says Her elder daughter has recently started imitating her mother calling out: “Ladies bag le jute bag le” They survive mostly on a vada pav or misal pav during the day taking a break around 3 pm Kiran Anil Kharwa says solution to dodge the police is to not pay any fine and instead spend two days in jail “I have been sent to Byculla jail twice” she grins Whenever she is caught she says she has no money and goes to jail Her family living in Kurla now knows where she is likely to be if she does not return home on time For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 20 2015 4:20 pm Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has entered the list of top 10 highest grossers in the opening weekend Related News Salman Khan has nailed it yet again with his latest release ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ The movie has entered the list of top 10 highest grossers in the opening weekend The movie has taken the third slot by collecting Rs 10260 crore in its opening weekend itself Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ crosses Rs 100 cr mark in opening weekend Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ stays unbeatable as it has occupied the top slot with a total of Rs 10886 crore to its credit in the opening weekend Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhoom 3’ earned Rs 10761 crore in the opening weekend and comes close second Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ review: The real film only starts post-interval ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan Nawazuddin Siddiqui and child actor Harshaali Malhotra earned Rs 2725 cr on the opening day (Friday) Rs 3660 crore on the second day (Saturday) and Rs 3875 crore on the third and final day of the weekend (Sunday) With this the total amount earned by the movie in the first weekend is Rs 10260 crore Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: #BajrangiBhaijaan won hearts acclaim… now emerges TRIUMPHANT at the BO Fri 2725 cr Sat 3660 cr Sun 3875 cr Total: 10260 cr — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 20 2015 The Top 10 weekend grossers list is dominated by the Khan trinity with Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Chennai Express’ being at No 4: Rs 10042 crore Salman’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ at No 5 : Rs 10016 crore and Aamir’s ‘PK’ being at sixth position: Rs 9541 crore IN PICS: Aamir Khan in tears after watching Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Bang Bang’ is at No 7 with Rs 9413 crore to its credit followed by SRK’s ‘RAOne’ Salman’s ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘Kick’ which earned Rs 9200 crore Rs 8875 crore and Rs 8383 crore respectively For Salman Khan Eid has been the best time for releasing a movie as it does wonders at the box office at this time With a huge fan following not just in India but in abroad as well his latest release ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is earning good numbers at the overseas box office too Directed by Kabir Khan ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ released last Friday (July 17) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsAs a Kolkatan an ancient city in one of the few states where cow slaughter is still legal beef isn’t just an irresistible gastronomic option it is also a part of my cultural identity As a student in the late 90s Park Circus and Esplanade were favourite haunts for cheap yet delicious rolls biryanis while a visit to the legendary watering hole in Park Street for a mean Chateau Briand was an indulgence saved for special occasions It was much later that I woke up to other options in different parts of this vast country Beef chilli fry from the backwaters for instance has remained for long a personal favourite Despite a conservative middle-class upbringing my identity as a Hindu never came in the way of gastronomical delights At the same time to say that there was never a tension between these two identities would be a lie The subject was largely a taboo at home — despite my father’s tacit support — and among close family circles The overwhelming feeling when the subject came up for discussion — it rarely did — was one of polite disapproval Not that it mattered to me The point of touching upon a personal angle is to show that when it comes to the subject of cow slaughter an ambiguity and unease have always dominated the Hindu sentiment The tolerance for cow slaughter even in a border state like Bengal which has historically been subjected to cross-cultural currents and intermingling of cuisines is skin deep Representational image Reuters The concept of India — that came into existence since Independence as a modern nation-state based on Westphalian sovereignty within a so-called secular framework — has always found the question of cow slaughter troubling For a majority of Hindus the cow’s sacredness is not limited to its totem of divinity The cow is intrinsically linked to the Hindu identity through history and the familial bond that exists far exceeds the religious mandate that has anyway undergone changes over time A majority of the population reveres the animal considers it sacrosanct and its culture is centred to a large extent around the deep familial bond that exists between man and animal Another significant part of the population uses it as a cheap source of protein How do you tackle this cognitive dissonance While putting together the building blocks of the nation as we know it now the founding fathers of Indian Constitution — all men of great sagacity and profound knowledge — failed to tackle this issue with all honesty and by styling it as a directive principle instead of a fundamental right effectively transferred the problem to their successors The BR Ambedkars were tall men And yet they refrained from translating their conviction (whatever it may have been) into words This tells us that discussion on this topic cannot be the subject of stark truth-falsehood binaries The media has predictably thrown a hissy fit at Gujarat government’s passing of The Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill on Friday that ‘elevates’ the offence of cow slaughter to homicide — punishable with life imprisonment at worst or 10 years behind the bars at best There is not a shadow of doubt that the law is harsh Some of the clauses are open to misuse And yet to snigger at the lawmakers as small men trying to drag back the country into medievalism or to look for a Hindutva motive behind Gujarat government’s actions betrays a mindset which either suffers from a disregard for the complexities involved with our intercultural existence or prefers to ignore the weight of history One can understand the position taken by Congress which is in Opposition in Gujarat Its spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil has described the amendment as "vote bank politics triggered by the BJP’s poor showing in the local body elections" In his haste to sound ‘liberal’ from India’s most ‘secular party’ Gohil may have forgotten what his party colleague former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat had said in 2015 while addressing a crowd during a religious festival in Haridwar in 2015 "Anyone who kills cows no matter which community he belongs to is India’s biggest enemy and has no right to live in the country" The simple point that eludes the pontification from media though is that no political party can formulate its policies in a vacuum in absence of popular support A lot has been written and said about the shutting down of illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh The illogical defence of UP government’s action ignores the illegality of these operations But more importantly fails to reckon that this was BJP’s campaign promise — one of the crucial planks that found mention in its manifesto and repeatedly raked up by party president Amit Shah in interviews and campaign rallies This would signify — except to the most obtuse commentator — that action against these massively polluting units was rooted in public support (Read about the NGT order and the extent of pollution unleashed by these units here) Never mind their ideological compulsions political parties are by definition political parties not institutions packed with ideologues Their policies must be rooted in popular sanction or they risk losing power and influence Therefore while assessing the Gujarat amendment to cow slaughter law we must take into account that the piece of legislation isn’t a superficial construct imposed from top on unwilling subjects but one that is driven from within It is the manifestation of a struggle that our founding fathers chose to ignore It reveals the tension within our deeply conservative society as its tries to eke out a balance between tolerance and reverence sacredness and profane Jammu: A youth who had gone for arms training as a militant to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in 1999 was arrested soon after his arrival from Pakistan via Nepal Representational image PTI Nisar Shah of Targain village of Budhal tehsil of Rajouri district was arrested soon after his arrival via Nepal illegally from PoK where he had gone for arms training a police officer told PTI Shah has been arrested in Rajouri and will be produced in court after vacation the officer said Nisar illegally crossed the LoC in 1999 and joined a militant training camp at PoK he said The officer added that after some time Nisar left militancy and the arms training camp and remained in Kotli town in PoK He then went to Dubai for three years from 2010 to 2013 and after expiry of visa came back to PoK "Now he prepared a tourist visa for Nepal from where he entered into the country and reached his village illegally" the officer said A case under FIR 10/2011 has already been registered against him as he was declared an absconder the officer said Published: September 2 2016 2:51 pm IDC’s smartphone vendor chart also clearly suggests the inability among China-based smartphone vendors to tap into Tier2&3 cities (Source: IDC) Top News The smartphone vendors are realising the potential of offline sales in tier 2 and 3 cities where the internet penetration is relatively low While Tier 1 cities are turning out to be major hub for online smartphone sales vendors are tapping into tier 2 tier 3 cities and rural areas by setting up offline distribution networks According to IDC’s monthly city level smartphone tracker the leading 30 cities of India saw growth of 102 per cent in smartphone sales in Q2 2016 The IDC report also notes that the smartphone sales in Tier 2&3 cities is outgrowing that of Tier 1 cities As far as numbers are concerned the smartphone sales in Tier 2&3 cities saw a growth of 129 per cent while the growth in Tier 1 cities was 81 per cent The report also indicates saturation coming to smartphone sales especially in the urban markets “We are seeing changes in the distribution strategies by many vendors with many popular online exclusive models being made available offline as well such as Xiaomi Redmi Note3 LeEco Le1s Moto G Turbo Edition etc This is indicative of an evolving hybrid distribution structure – online plus offline which will help these vendors bring their popular smartphone models into smaller towns & cities” said Upasana Joshi Senior Market Analyst IDC India “With aggressive marketing spends and channel expansion China based vendors like Oppo & Vivo are gaining traction across all city Tiers The channel is upbeat and excited with the sales schemes being offered by these vendors resulting in fast moving stocks” adds Joshi IDC also adds that China-based smartphone vendors contributed to largest growth in the $150-$200 & $200-$250 price segment across top 30 cities in India The Chinese OEMs currently have a market share of 28 per cent in Tier 1 cities and 24 per cent in Tier 2&3 cities As far as smartphone market share is concerned Reliance Digital’s LYF brand is the only Indian company to hold onto its market share while others consolidated their position to China-based smartphone makers Among global brands Samsung continues to be the market leader with sustained growth in sales The smartphone vendor chart also clearly suggests the inability among China-based smartphone vendors to tap into Tier2&3 cities which still relies on brick and mortar stores for sales Apple has just 25 per cent market in the top 30 cities and has seen nearly 50 per cent decline in market share but the company also commands over 35 per cent share in the above $300 price segment Samsung still leads the smartphone market share with 285 per cent share a growth of 57 per cent over previous quarter IDC’s latest report makes it clear that offline-only could be the next online-only for smartphone vendors especially in Tier 2&3 cities For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsThe Madras High Court on Tuesday made it compulsory for Vande Mataram to be played and sung in all schools colleges and universities at least once a week preferably on Monday or Friday across Tamil Nadu ANI has reported “Vande Matharam” to be played and sung in all schools/colleges/Universities atleast once a week (Preferably on Monday or Friday):Madras HC — ANI (@ANI_news) July 25 2017 The court has also asked all government offices institutions private companies factories and industries to do the same at least once a month It also said that if anyone has difficulty in singing the song they shall not be compelled or forced provided there are valid reasons “Vande Matharam” be played and sung in all Govt Offices and Institutions/Pvt companies/Factories&Industries at least once a month:Madras HC — ANI (@ANI_news) July 25 2017 According to News18 the court has also asked the Director of Public Information to upload and circulate the translated version of “Vande Mataram” in Tamil & English #UPDATE The Director of Public Information is directed to upload and circulate the translated version of “Vande Matharam” in Tamil & English — News18 (@CNNnews18) July 25 2017 This comes only a few months after the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre on a plea which sought to make the singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in all educational institutions The next hearing on the issue is scheduled to take place on 23 August On 17 February 2017 the Supreme Court had refused to enter into the debate on the plea seeking the declaration of Vande Mataram as the National Song ".We do not intend to enter into any debate as far as the National Song is concerned" a bench of Justices Dipak Misra R Banumathi and Mohan M Shantanagouder had said declining the plea by a lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay The Madras High Court’s order is not the first timethat the judiciaryin the country have asked for overt displays of patriotism In November 2016 the Supreme Court had ordered that the National Anthem must be played in public theatres across the country before a movie minus any dramatisation It had also ordered that the National Flag be shown on screen when the anthem is played A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitava Roy had said that this would instil a feeling of constitutional patriotism and nationalism "It is the duty of every citizen to abide by the ideals ingrained in the Constitution and as such show respect to the National Anthem and the National Flag" the bench had said "People must feel this is my country and this is my motherland" the bench had said "At the root of protocol for National Anthem is respect for national identity integrity and constitutional patriotism" it had added With inputs from agencies Jaswant Singh and his book on Jinnah has stirred the pot, Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid).

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