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Replying to a supplementary question,deficiencies during the construction which resulted in a unsafe and uneconomical bridge. The investigation was carried out in association with professors from IITRoorkee The chargesheet attributes undue hastelack of appropriate construction methodology and omissions on part of PRIPLs contractor as reasons for the collapse of the bridge The hearing in the matter will commence on September 262013 Pawaljeet Singhthe managing director of PRIPL has not beenchargesheeted in the case since there is no evidence of his direct supervision over the project For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anuradha Mascharenhas | Pune | Published: November 27 2013 4:45 am Related News Are you in an abusive relationship in which family members stop you from meeting friends Does your husband control how you spend money while the mother-in-law retains the debit card These were among the 63 queries of a standardised and culturally-tailored test that scientists at the National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) have developed for the first time to assess violence against women Domestic violence can happen to anyone and it is not easy to identify it first Some relationships are clearly abusive from the start while in others the abuse starts subtly and gets worse over time? literally, German and Northern Ireland fans marched,labour leaders.

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He’s a wonderful person and I’ll stand by him forever, The 36-year-old actor has recently become the father of a lovechild with aspiring actress Samantha Burke and has confessed to feeling torn between his children with Frost and the newborn girl Sophia. he was back in the fold,beforetruly storming into the limelight in 2014 in Munich and Maribor at the ISSF World Cups where his record-breaking performance made the world take note With one gold and two silver medals Jitu Rai announced himself to the world 2014 was proving to be an excellent year for marksman who sealed qualification for the 2016 Olympics with a silver medal at the 51st World Shooting Championships Jitu however couldn’t replicate similar form in 2015 But the armyman has always maintained his desire to make a mark at the 2016 Olympics "I have a desire a burning desire within me to do well at the Olympics but it ends there only I don’t think at all about other things pressure expectations and all" Jitu had said in 2015 For India’s sake let’s hope he puts that into practice in Rio in 2016 With inputs from PTI By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 5 2014 5:19 pm Related News While some hugged trees in an attempt to create world record others painted their faces participated in rallies awareness programmes to celebrate World Environment Day Here’re 12 moments that touched our hearts 1 A warm hug to my best pal: A boy hugs a tree in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of people hugging trees for two minutes in Kathmandu According to the event organiser 2001 people took part in the event held on World Environment Day to spread the message of saving the environment Source: Reuters 2 We’ve made the difference what about you: School students take part in an awareness rally on the occasion of World Environment Day in Guwahati on Thursday PTI Photo Source: PTI 3 Running for a cause: People take part in a “Run for Environment” rally on the occasion of World Environment Day at Albert Hall in Jaipur on Thursday Source: PTI 4 Planning for the future: Students of Asian Institute of Management and Technology (AIMT) plant tree saplings at Assam State Zoo on the occasion of World Environment Day in Guwahati on Thursday Source: PTI 5 Another hue of green: Guinness Record holder Rajendra Tiwari during an awareness programe on the occasion of World Environment Day in Allahabad on Thursday Source: PTI 6 We are the environment: An egret sits with its babies on a tree along the River Brahmaputra on the eve of World Environment Day in Guwahati Source: AP 7 Vrooming into a green future: Engineering Students of Rayat Bahra Patiala Campus display an eco-friendly car on the eve of World Environment Day in Patiala Source: PTI 8 An artistic celebration: Sand artist Manas Sahoo creates a sand sculpture on World Environment Day at Puri beach in Odisha on Wednesday Source: PTI 9 Flaunting the green: Students of Shree Ram Institute of Design (SRID) make costumes out of plants ahead of World Environment Day in Surat on Wednesday Source: PTI 10: Face painting: A girl paints her face to create awareness about environment on the eve of the World Environment Day in Bikaner on Wednesday Source: PTI 11 The power of vegetarianism: A PETA activist wears a costume made of leaves displaying a placard that reads Let Veganism Grow on You at a campaign ahead of World Environment Day in Kolkata on Tuesday Source: PTI 12 Recycling for future: A worker uses a rope to move through a pile of empty plastic bottles at a recycling workshop in Mumbai For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: A demand by the Election Commission to get power to initiate contempt proceedings against political parties which make allegations against it without credible evidence has been rejected by the government the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday Minister of State for Law PP Chaudhury said in a written reply that the Election Commission proposal was examined from legal and constitutional angles The law ministry had also taken into account judicial pronouncements in this regard Representational image News18 "It has been opined that the conferment of power of contempt on the Election Commission may be inconsistent with the law laid down by the Supreme Court" he said In a letter written in April the Commission had urged the law ministry to amend the election laws so that it could use The Contempt of Courts Act against such parties The letter came close on the heels of the AAP questioning the impartiality of the Election Commission "Some even accuse the Commission of working in favour of the winning political parties. in order to address the emerging situation there is a rationale and a strong-felt need that the Election Commissionmay also be given power to punish for its own contempt" the poll watchdog had said It pointed out that several election management bodies including those in Kenya and Pakistan have "direct powers" to initiate contempt proceedings By: Express News Service | Published: November 26 2014 12:46 am A CPM editorial claims that Modi has “perfected the art of deflecting the agenda away from any other activities of some importance domestically” Related News Accusing the BJP-led government of “pursuing the very same neoliberal economic reform trajectory that this government has inherited from the earlier UPA” the CPM’s People’s Democracy has claimed that the Modi government is trying to sell even “bigger illusions” to people “This is happening like it did initially with Manmohan Singh invoking illusions of an ‘era of prosperity’ which will convert India into a land of ‘milk and honey’ This is also happening… particularly after UPA 1 jettisoned the outside support of the Left parties and went ahead with the India-US nuclear deal with the active moral and material support of India Inc The crucial difference… under PM Modi is that the illusions being sold to the people are bigger and with the hyperactive backing of international finance capital (IFC)” an editorial claims It states that Modi has “perfected the art of deflecting the agenda away from any other activities of some importance domestically” “The observations of the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan were completely overshadowed by the media coverage of PM Modi’s speech to NRIs in Sydney Australia Recollect that during the seven-phase general election campaign Modi would hold public meetings in non-polling states grabbing media headlines thus influencing voters and effectively subverting the ‘code of conduct’” it says It also alleges that the government is carrying out reforms that are imposing “further burdens on the Indian people… In order to divert the natural and growing popular discontent away from targeting his government the RSS/ BJP sharpen communal polarisation… For the sake of India that is Bharat this diabolical strategy must be exposed and defeated by powerful popular mass mobilisations” it concludes Looming threats The CPI’s New Age in its latest issue argues that “the bid by the splinter groups of the earlier political grouping known as the Janata Parivar” to create the impression that “everything will be settled if the political parties and forces other than those of the Sangh Parivar are united” is “an oversimplification of the political and economic situation prevailing in the country” “The situation has become more complicated and grave with the advent of the Modi government We have repeatedly asserted that the Modi government represents the combination of corporate capital communalism and rightwing politics of the Sangh Parivar… The danger we face is twin and none of the two can be segregated The fight has to be comprehensive” the editorial states “The splinter groups of the erstwhile Janata Parivar have to realise that merely swearing by their secular commitment is not enough The experiences of the past two decades have clearly shown that most of the regional bourgeois political parties have swallowed the prescription of neoliberalism and when in power try to impose the very anti-people policies that they pretend to oppose when they are in opposition The basis of unity of the opposition cannot be confined to a verbal commitment to secularism An alternative socio-economic programme has to be evolved one which is based on opposition to neoliberalism” it adds The editorial claims that the Left is “aware of the twin threat faced by the people” and in the programme for the protest week it has called in December the Left parties have presented a charter that apparently “covers both threats” Compiled by Ruhi Tewari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shekhar Gupta | Updated: April 29 2014 12:11 am BJP president Rajnath Singh explains why they are so confident of returning to power says Muslims have no reason to be scared of the party and calls Modi an organisation man Vishal sristav Related News In this Walk the Talk on NDTV 24X7 with The Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta BJP president Rajnath Singh explains why they are so confident of returning to power says Muslims have no reason to be scared of the party and calls Modi an organisation man You can’t stop smiling these days That should remain the case… The truth is that throughout the country the enthusiasm that can be seen towards the BJP the NDA is very encouraging In all likelihood not only will the BJP reach the magic figure of 272 on its own but get more than 300 seats as part of the NDA You don’t seem to have any worries Are you that sure about opinion polls No no not just opinion polls One always has an idea beforehand This time the indications are absolutely clear This time the RSS too seems to be putting in a lot of effort Waise to hum log bhi sab RSS ke hi volunteers hain (That way we are all RSS volunteers) But the RSS too feels that the country is facing challenges on all fronts be it economy internal security or diplomacy If the situation is this 67 years after Independence anyone with a nationalist bent of mind would think that for the sake of the country a change is needed This is felt not just by the RSS but the entire country If there is a better alternative it is the BJP However this change needed a big leap of faith which you took choosing your leader so far ahead and finally running this election as ‘Abki baar Modi sarkar’ It’s not like that Whatever happened happened very smoothly and after taking everyone into confidence What you did in terms of picking a leader beforehand over other senior leaders — in the Indian context Modi is a young leader even I am a child before you in our politics — it was a cultural shift in the BJP A high command culture seems to be coming in the BJP now I don’t agree It’s BJP tradition to declare a PM candidate whenever there is a Lok Sabha election We did it in the case of Atalji (Bihari Vajpayee) in 2009 we named (L K) Advaniji and in 2014 we have named Modiji It’s but natural that if someone is projected as the PM candidate he or she will be projected in our advertisements promotions And I believe everyone should talk about their PM candidates inform the people about them But now it seems the BJP’s campaign headquarters has shifted to Ahmedabad Take ‘Chai pe Charcha’ ‘Run for Unity’ it’s all happening from there No no everything is happening from Delhi I want to make it clear that even when someone has gone to meet Narendrabhai directly he has said straightaway that talk to our party president Jaswant Singh would say ‘What do I know Ask the party president’ On Jaswantji the decision was taken by the central election committee I believe that Jaswantji’s prestige can’t be measured on the basis of whether he got a ticket or not The BJP is such a big party someone has a role in the organisation others in the government You may not be a minister but there are many other roles to perform Will you say that he acted emotionally made a mistake I would not like to say anything about him I respect Jaswantji But it would have been nice if he had stayed with the party But do you think the issue could have been handled better No whatever happened happened after due discussions… Murli Manohar Joshi Sushma Swaraj said that the election committee hadn’t taken this decision I believe everyone was in the know and the central election committee had authorised the president Normally talks are then held by the president with the state team and many others… So you took the call Then based on the survey report and keeping other things in mind… So you took the call At least admit that much The central election committee authorised me yet we talked to a lot of people It’s not like I’m a totally dictatorial politician Do you think everything has been perfect in this campaign Or some things could have been done differently particularly in the planning Even in cricket they decide who’ll open who’ll go at No 3 who’ll bowl field… All our senior leaders are going on campaigns This was discussed including that the leaders contesting would campaign after polling in their seats One has to acknowledge that of the BJP You have ideological cohesion people don’t leave Still for example Sushma Swaraj whose seat just went to polls hasn’t addressed a single rally with Modi The five-seven senior leaders of the BJP have to bear the burden of campaigning in the entire country There are so many rallies people have to travel separately Narendrabhai and I addressed rallies together initially then went separately People say you and Modi are the new Vajpayee and Advani It’s not like that We’re taking everyone along with us Advani and Vajpayee too took everyone along But they were a pair weren’t they I don’t know whether you would call them a pair Since I am president and Narendrabhai PM candidate they may be saying that… Though there is confusion sometimes ki kaun Advani hai or kaun Vajpayee Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad compared you to Vajpayee Among all of us in the BJP it can’t be said that this is Vajpayee and that is Advani Everyone has their own identity At this point no one knows Modi better than you Can you tell us something that people don’t understand fully about Modi The most important thing is that when Narendrabhai feels that something has to be done that it is justified he doesn’t feel any hesitation about doing it He does it Another thing I have noticed is that there is no disparity between his words and deeds What he says he does Example A politician’s biggest asset is his credibility He has emerged as a credible face just because of this quality — that there is no disparity between what he says and does Besides whatever decision the organisation has taken whenever it has taken whether it was agreeable to him or not Narendrabhai has accepted it Log kehte hain bada dictatorial attitude hai yeh hai woh hai… das tareeqe ki baat log kehte hain Lekin humne toh bahut nazdeeki se dekha hai Bilkul aisa nahin hai (People say he has a very dictatorial attitude he is like this like that… people say a lot of things But I have seen him up close it is not at all true) Can you give us an example You may recall that the last time I was president Narendrabhai couldn’t become a member of the BJP parliamentary board due to arguments put forward by some They argued that Gujarat polls were coming and the parliamentary board would decide about the legislative party too In the normal course the person who is to be made the legislative party leader isn’t kept in the parliamentary board He accepted the decision with grace Meaning he is an organisation man who always accepts the organisation’s decisions Yes absolutely Vajpayee Advani and Modi Can you tell us one thing about each I don’t want to compare anyone with any other But all three have distinctive personalities For example I know Modi his way of working is very effective That is why he sent Amit Shah to Uttar Pradesh I want to clarify something — Narendrabhai would also be listening to this — I don’t want to mislead the country and I am not going to lie Ek baar bhi Amit Shah ke barey mein Narendrabhai ne nahin kaha ki unko Uttar Pradesh ka in-charge banaaya jaye Ek baar bhi nahin Sanket mein bhi kisi doosre vyakti ne nahin kaha (Not once did Narendrabhai say that Shah be made UP in-charge Not once Neither did anyone even hint at this) I saw the way Shah had done election management in Gujarat So it was your choice Amit Shah ka selection keval aur keval mera hai (The selection of Shah is my decision and only mine) And then you told Modi that you are deploying him in UP I did not tell him that either Not even that No And whose brain wave was it to get Modi to Varanasi Was that yours too Whatever was decided — whether it was about Narendrabhai or me contesting from Lucknow or Joshiji standing from Kanpur — it was decided by consensus But someone must have thought of the idea to field Modi from Varanasi Suggestions keep coming though this was everyone’s suggestion that given that UP is the country’s biggest state Narendrabhai should also contest from UP What were his choices in terms of seats Being the PM candidate he could have naturally put his finger anywhere and he would have been fielded from there So he put his finger on Varanasi No people gave their suggestions there was discussion and a decision was taken You offended another senior leader briefly Murli Manohar Joshi No not at all I respect him immensely I have never offended him However there have been missteps in this campaign such as loose talk Whether it’s Shah’s speech talking of revenge or Giriraj Singh telling those who vote against Modi to go to Pakistan I had clarified matters at the time too I had seen the CD Giriraj’s speech wasn’t targeted at a particular community or religious group And in a healthy democracy parties angry at the ruling dispensation talk of taking revenge through the vote Still Shah shouldn’t have used the word revenge In UP the dialect is different if one goes west if one goes east Lucknow is in the centre the dialect is different there This appeared to be Gujarat’s dialect… Even Modi has now said that such things should not be said The wrong headlines are coming from your party’s point of view Now Ramdas Kadam (Shiv Sena leader) has said that once Modi comes he would set the Muslims right That’s against our ideology Whoever it is whether Hindu Muslim Christian Parsi all citizens of India are equal Absolutely equal All all Discrimination ka toh sawal hi nahi khada hota Humari ideologies iski ijaazat hi nahin deti (There is no question of discrimination our ideologies don’t allow that) We believe in cultural nationalism we believe in India’s traditions People who believe in India’s traditions gave the message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam The whole world is a family But there are variations within Modi won’t wear the Muslim skull cap but you don’t have any hesitation doing that Why is a controversy raised over such matters I wear dhoti-kurta Narendrabhai wears kurta-pyjama like you What one wears shouldn’t be turned into a controversy No it is about what one refuses to wear especially something symbolising a religion It’s a person’s wish what to eat drink or wear Don’t link it immediately to a religion or community But were you not making a statement by donning the skull cap Because after that Shia cleric Jawad said that you are like Vajpayee and that Muslims are not scared of you but of Modi I can understand that they feel that way because of the confusion created about Modi across the country… Lekin main daawe ke saath keh sakta hoon ki jo bhi Narendrabhai ke nazdeek jayega woh unka ban ke reh jayega (I can say with conviction that whoever comes close to Narendrabhai will go away loving him) Why has this election turned so personal About their family member son-in-law About someone’s marriage Who said that the BJP is a poisonous party Who called the BJP a thief Do you think it is necessary for politicians to together bring campaigning within the bounds of decency Yes whether it is the Congress or anyone else everyone should remain within the limits of decency What is the Sangh Parivar entity Where does one place Pravin Togadia Where does one place Ashok Singhal or Baba Ramdev When they say things they also become like spokesmen of Sangh Parivar So where does the BJP belong in the Sangh Parivar As far as the Parivar is concerned there are a lot of organisations You can call them anusanghik sangathan — ancillary organisations But it’s not like anyone dictates to anyone else the RSS saying that you have to do this and this way These are organisations to work in the many different sections of society Take the RSS’s Rashtriya Muslim Manch The Manch has been set up so that the confusion created in the minds of the Muslim community about the BJP by vested political interests could be removed However don’t the statements that Togadia makes embarrass you For that the RSS is not responsible So how should the BJP deal with it How should we deal with it Should we consider him an insider or an outsider It’s a separate organisation and the BJP is a political organisation The BJP doesn’t have to deal (with the statements) his organisation will do what has to be done However it’s election time and here you are saying that all are equal there is no discrimination and there a person is saying that don’t let a Muslim take a house in your locality So will you let a Muslim take a house in your neighbourhood I don’t endorse this irrespective of who is saying it So a Muslim can live in your neighbourhood I did have a Muslim neighbour Meri shaadi bhi ek Musalmaan ne karayi thi Mere pitaji ke abhinna mitra the Sheikh Alam Miyan Aaj bhi humarey gaon mein jaiye wo pariwar hai… Mere pitaji jab meri shaadi taye karwa rahe the Sheikh Alam Miyan ne apni muhar lagayi tab shaadi hui (A Muslim was instrumental in my marriage Sheikh Alam Miyan was my father’s close friend If you go to our village you can still meet the family When my father was fixing my marriage he went ahead only when Sheikh Alam gave his consent) I’ve heard your father was a freedom fighter and would go around on a cycle He didn’t take any money or honour from the government No no nothing Not even pension One thing we can say about Modi is that he is very clear doesn’t hint at something says what he means So he has said that he doesn’t believe in ‘minoritism’ or appeasement That he sees everyone equally doesn’t support separate policies for minorities majority So in your government will there be a Minorities Affairs Ministry The ministry is there so it is there But in our government there will be no discrimination of any manner Itni baat pakki (That’s guaranteed)… Justice to all What about the special schemes running for minorities Mein samajhta hoon ki kisi scheme ko samaapt karne ka nirnay koi sarkar nahin legi (I understand that no government takes a decision to discontinue any ongoing schemes) Have you read the Sachar Committee report Whatever little I know about the Sachar Committee if it is talking about the prevailing conditions in the country these have been created by the Congress So Congress ne Sachar Committee banai aur unhi ke gale pad gayi ab Sachchai nikal gayi (So the Congress scored a self-goal by setting up the Sachar Committee report The truth is out)… And you are not going to discriminate against the minorities any further but embrace them Jo bhi gareeb hai jo bhi below poverty line hai kisi caste ka ho kisi creed ka ho kisi sect ka ho kisi religion ka ho sab samaan hain (Everyone who is poor BPL whatever caste creed religion or sect he may belong to is equal) And you will take them all along Absolutely Even if one organ of the body is weak we can’t make India the strong independent country that we want to make And people of all religions are parts of this body Absolutely Whichever god they believe in whichever community or religion they belong to as human beings they are all equal… Humara yeh attitude prarambh se hi raha hai Aur humara hi nahin RSS ka bhi raha hai Yehi attitude BJP ke sabhi leaders ka hai (We believe in this from the beginning Not only us but also the RSS All BJP leaders too believe the same) When you were the UP BJP president the party got 58 Lok Sabha seats a record With Uttarakhand out and the total seats in UP now 80 how many seats is the BJP going to win Our target is 60 Which are the 20 you left out That I can’t say Amethi Rae Bareli Mulayam Singh Yadav’s seat… Keep watching I won’t talk about a particular constituency Transcribed by Linda Louis For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 4 2017 4:22 pm Kult Beyond is positioned in the lower-tier of the smartphone market Related News Kult has launched the Beyond 4G VoLTE -enabled smartphone in India Priced at Rs 6999 Kult Beyond will be made exclusively on Amazon starting August 18 The smartphone is positioned in the lower-tier range Speaking of the specifications Kult Beyond sports a 52-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels It is powered by a125GHz quad-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot The phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery which should last a day on a single charge The smartphone runs on Android 70 Nougat out of the box On the camera front the phone features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual tone LED flash In the front there’s a 13-megapixel camera for selfies and video chat Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE dual-SIM Bluetooth Wi-Fi and GPS with A-GPS Additionally you will also find a fingerprint scanner on the back “This smartphone comes loaded with class-leading features and functionalities at a very attractive price which is an added advantage” said Hardip Singh Executive Director Optiemus Infracom”We expect to see huge demand for Kult Beyond and are bullish on its success” Also read:BlackBerry KEYone review: BlackBerry is back but does anyone want a keyboard Kult is a new smartphone brand fromOptiemus Infracom, PTI Brought up in the? “paucity of labour to clean PWD lines.

But,police loss The Congress has asked its office-bearers to be on social networking sites 24×7 through smart phones. the prosecution at a hearing Wednesday emphasised on the version of the parking attendant at J W Marriott on what played out that fateful night. so it cannot be inferred that Ashok Singh was not there.