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Very few countries including Germany, This will be 118th anniversary of Vivekananda?90 per cent them in Ladakh. ? pictwittercom/FoUhHMWFcX — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 6 August 2017 Kohli looked rather tiny in front of the Giant Khali and from his expressions it looked like the 28-year old cricket captain realised that Twitterati did not hesitate to point it out Post the win Kohli said in the press conference “We were very happy that we went through that difficult phase as well for you never want to get complacent as a side” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: February 21 2017 11:32 am Preventive action was taken against 3000 people and 125 persons were externed from the city Top News Mumbai police have thrown a tight security cover across the city as part of arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections to be held in Mumbai on Tuesday “Police are maintaining a strong vigil to avert any untoward incident during polls in city as there are 7297 polling centres which include 726 sensitive centres Besides 159 pockets of the city are declared as sensitive Police bandobast has also been done at vital installations the city” Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Dudhe said on Monday WATCH VIDEO |BMC Elections 2017: Polling Begins Across Maharashtra MNS Chief Raj Thackeray Casts His Vote Video-recording of the poll process will be done at sensitive booths he said Police have enforced CrPC’s section 144 (prohibitory orders) in the vicinity of 100 metres of the polling centres where there will be restrictions on non-voters At least 17 FIRs and 59 non-cognisable offences of violation of code of conduct were registered in city since the poll notification the police spokesman said Preventive action was taken against 3000 people and 125 persons were externed from the city Nearly 1100 preventive arrests made by police during the period Besides 844 warrants were issued and 185 cases registered for sale of illicit liquor Dudhe said Also 18 weapons being kept illegally were seized The DCP said that plain-clothed police personnel from the special and crime branches will be deployed outside the polling stations There will be separate queues for men and women to avoid any chaos during polling he said adding that strict police security will also be deployed for poll counting to be done at 23 centres in the city on Thursday Checking of vehicles and regular combing operationsare being carried out throughout the city with the help of flying squads of Mumbai police BMC and the Election Commission the DCP said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Updated: February 20 2016 5:42 am Kuwait has the largest proportion of the Shia — 35 per cent — in the Gulf Arab states after Bahrain but presents a contrast to the oppressive manner in which Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have tackled their Shia populations Related News The 21st century must be rated the most bizarre time for Muslims of the world From the beginning of the last century when reformers dominated their civil societies under secular dictators to the end of it when they reached back to a more “original” or “pure” Islam while aspiring to democracy they have seemed to embrace an internecine frenzy A sliding back to “pure” Islam has inevitably become sectarian between the Sunni majority and the Shia minority to say nothing of the other deviant sects that get trampled as the big sects brawl The Gulf has seeds of a terrible fratricide in its guts as the “hidden” Shia minorities become assertive because of Islam’s retreat into “purity”: Pan-Arabism that hid “the schism of centuries” has yielded ground and one “pan” movement has been replaced by another “pan” movement Dictators bound the Arab nations together on the basis of race; democracy-driven Islam has hacked them apart There is evidence that Muslims go nuts after embracing democracy Equipped with rights formerly restricted by dictators they first change their democratic institutions asserting that Islam is nothing if not democratic Once done with the “correction” of democracy through constitutional amendments they turn to Islam and whittle it down to its sectarian kernel deeming its humanising accretions as “sinful innovations” The case of Kuwait is particularly noteworthy Kuwait had a population of 25 million (in 2006) out of which only 45 per cent were Kuwaiti Arabs There were 35 per cent Arabs of other origins 9 per cent South Asians and 4 per cent Iranians Kuwait has the largest proportion of the Shia — 35 per cent — in the Gulf Arab states after Bahrain but presents a contrast to the oppressive manner in which Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have tackled their Shia populations The Shia of Kuwait mostly migrants from Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Iran are the best integrated population living among Sunni Arabs and this is owed to the ruling al-Sabah family There is evidence that the increasingly conservative merchant class of Sunni Kuwaitis did not always agree with al-Sabah’s policy which they saw as using the Shia to water down Sunni strength in the country There is evidence too that funds were made available from Kuwait’s private sector to terrorists willing to attack the Shia in Pakistan and Iran In fact the al-Qaeda man who planned America’s 9/11 was from Kuwait But the al-Sabah policy has succeeded so well that Kuwait’s Shia policy might become a model for other Sunni states in the region Proof of the soundness of this policy came when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990 and saw that the Shia were the backbone of the Kuwaiti resistance to the Iraqi occupation refusing to give up against impossible odds while the al-Sabah family fled to Saudi Arabia When the ruler Jabir al-Sabah returned to Kuwait after the Gulf War the Shia reaffirmed their allegiance to him viewing him as a symbol of national unity The Shia community has played an important role in Kuwait’s economy Its members are effective in parliament and hold key police and army posts One can say that the Shia of Kuwait feel proud of being Kuwaitis in contrast to the Shia of Saudi Arabia — where they demand civic rights in return for loyalty — and Bahrain That this is due to the “undemocratic” intervention of the “pluralist” amir is quite evident from the occasional angry reaction from the Kuwaiti Sunni clergy and an increasingly conservative population Sunni Kuwaitis resent the official policy of tolerance A Shia visitor to Kuwait in 1985 from southern Lebanon author Fouad Ajami aroused hostility among the local intellectuals who saw his Shia faith in a negative light The occasion was a conference in which Ajami read a report approving the teaching of political science in English in Kuwait One Kuwaiti writer named Baghdadi levelled severe criticism at the organisers for having invited a “shu’ubi” (outsider) In 1983 there was the suicide bombing of the American embassy in while other places like the country’s big oil refinery were also unsuccessfully targeted The terrorists had turned out to be Iran-inspired Shias In 1981 out of the 72 Shia men arrested in Bahrain for trying to blow up important sites there were some Kuwaiti nationals too Some Shia reaction was a response to the “tightening” of the identity of the Sunni Arabs in Kuwait Democracy triggered 9/11 It was the intensifying religious reaction of the Kuwaiti merchant class that produced the two half-Pakistanis with Kuwaiti blood Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Yousef Yousef first took on Iran and indulged in sectarian violence before joining al-Qaeda in Pakistan He caused a bomb blast in the holy shrine of Mashhad Iran that killed 24 in 1994 Later Khalid was able to collect funds from rich Kuwaiti merchants for al-Qaeda and became the plotter of the destruction of the World Trade Centre and the attack on the Pentagon on September 9 2001 The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Divya Goyal | Fatehgarh Sahib | Updated: December 25 2015 11:15 pm T-shirts of Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale being sold in at Kotkapura in Faridkot (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh) Top News After eight years the historic land of Fatehgarh Sahib is once again going to witness a march which will be led by Sikhs against Sirsa Dera head Ram Rahim Singh and the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib On May 31 2007 a march led by Sikh moderate and radical leaders was taken out in which SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and the Akal Takht jathedar had also participated on the call of Sikh panth against the Sira dera head after he was accused of blasphemy for dressing up like Guru Gobind Singh Eight years on the dera head is mired in controversy again with pardon being granted to him by the Akal Takht and then reversal of the same Multiple incidents of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib reported across the state have added to the trouble In protest preachers will lead a march on October 30 from Fatehgarh Sahib gurdwara towards Chandigarh where they will present their blood to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal They have clarified that the call is only the for preachers’ community and not political outfits to assemble at Fatehgarh This time however even Akal Takht is on the opposite side of the fence as protesters have accused jathedars of “playing with Sikh emotions” by pardoning the dera head Even as the SGPC and Akali Dal had participated in the march held in 2007 they too face people’s heat for not taking appropriate action against the dera head But Simranjit Singh Mann SAD (Amritsar) head claimed that he too would join the march and “see off” preachers from Fatehgarh “I will be seeing them off as they begin the march from the CM’s residence” Mann told The Indian Express? download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Barcelona | Updated: 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The government later ordered restoration of the power supply.which is close to state capital Kolkata, he added The state has also assured of availability of land for the Institute” he said Azad has since agreed to discuss the matter with Bandyopadhyay later this month and resolve the issue The Centre’s climb-down on its stand comes after strong demands raised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and reiterated by Bandyopadhyaywho is the Leader of Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha Trinamool Congress has 19 members in the Lok Sabha The proposed 100-acre Institute at Raigunjsanctioned in 2009is proposed to have 960 beds and will cost over Rs 800 crore For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Radhika Ramaswamy | Mumbai | Published: January 2 2017 1:41 am One reason the trial starts late is the number of ACB cases pending with the government for prosecution sanction Top News The number of cases pending in trial courts are increasing by the year even as the conviction rate in corruption cases has improved Currently 3251 corruption cases are pending in courts across the Maharashtra Many cases that include both traps and disproportionate assets cases date back to the 1980s and 1990s Interestingly in 2016 there has been a 21 per cent decline in the number of corruption cases registered by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the state 991 cases were registered in Maharashtra in 2016 as against 1279 in 2015 On an average 80 to 90 cases are registered by the ACB with the arrest of at least 100 government officials every month Watch What Else Is Making News: Speaking about the investigation and trial part an officer from the department said “Every case registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) is different In trap cases we try to file the chargesheet within 2 to 3 months whereas in disproportionate assets cases it may take longer” He added that in disproportionate assets cases gathering documents from government departments takes time “If we seize a property belonging to the accused which happens to be an official one we have to speak to the concerned government department and get details of its purchase price etc all of which takes time” One reason the trial starts late is the number of ACB cases pending with the government for prosecution sanction Although the deadline for the government to decide on prosecution sanction is three months as many as 255 cases are pending with the government While there are four special courts in Mumbai that handle cases under the PCA in other districts cases are handled by district courts which handle cases under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well “In Mumbai cases are expedited judiciously more than in other districts as we have more special courts here and there is a dearth of special/independent courts for ACB cases in other parts of the state” said advocate Vaibhav Bagade He also added that non-cooperation of complainants delay in gathering government reports and sanctions lead to pendency of cases in courts “Digital evidence is sometimes not accepted — sometimes courts raise doubts on it Besides witnesses turn hostile or refuse to cooperate as they are influenced or threatened” added Bipin Kumar Singh ADG ACB Also seizures by the ACB be they money or valuables become redundant when produced in court due to the time gap An officer adds “Our conviction rate which was standing at single digits till five years ago has improved It stands at about 30 at least He added that since most ACB trap cases have no witnesses it becomes difficult to prove the case in court “After a complainant approaches us about a government servant demanding bribe from him a trap is laid and we ask the complainant to meet the officer and while the transaction happens there cannot be a third party in the room as it will spoil the trap Therefore in trap cases we can never present a witness in court but we present direct evidence” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 22 2016 4:47 am Neymar swept home a brilliant free-kick and scored a trademark stutter-run penalty to win a shoot-out against Germany Top News Neymar sent Brazil into ecstasy as he clinched Olympic football gold and Mo Farah sealed a rare distance double-double in a pulsating final evening of track action in Rio on Saturday Neymar swept home a brilliant free-kick and scored a trademark stutter-run penalty to win a shoot-out against Germany as the hosts headed towards Sunday’s closing ceremony on a high Later Britain’s Farah headlined the last night of track and field as he won a thrilling 5000m race to earn the first consecutive 5000m-10000m doubles in 40 years Matt Centrowitz produced the biggest upset when he beat defending champion Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria to become America’s first 1500m champion in more than a century And the United States ran away with both the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays as the curtain closed on the last full day of competition with only 12 gold medals available on Sunday With 294 of 306 titles decided the United States led the medals table with 43 golds with Britain in surprise second place with 27 to China’s 26 China won their third Olympic Games women’s volleyball gold with a 3-1 victory over Serbia Only the former Soviet Union with four golds has been more successful in Olympics women’s volleyball than China South Korea’s Park In-Bee won the first women’s golf Olympic gold in 116 years by a commanding five strokes and the USA routed Spain in the women’s basketball final Millions of Brazilians were glued to the men’s football and celebrations were long and loud when the five-time world champions grabbed their first Olympic title at the Maracana stadium Victory 5-4 on penalties after the scores were locked at 1-1 after extra time left Neymar and his team-mates sobbing uncontrollably as they erased the nightmare of Brazil’s 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany two years ago It was a fairytale finish for Neymar who missed the 2014 defeat with a back injury and faced heavy criticism for his performances early in the Olympic competition “This is one of the best things that has happened in my life” said the Barcelona star who promptly stepped down as captain “Now (the critics will) have to swallow what they said” Victory may not get Brazil into the top 10 of the Olympic medals table but it was the one gold the country wanted Street celebrations erupted after the final whistle Security scares transport problems and public apathy are among the problems that have bedevilled South America’s first Games but Olympics chief Thomas Bach hailed the event as “iconic” “The Brazilians altogether were great hosts and really united behind these Games… They turned this great competition into a party for everybody” said Bach Farah was pushed hard in the 5000m before he kicked home in the final straight to become the first man since Finnish great Lasse Viren in 1976 to retain two Olympic distance titles “This is the most satisfying win of the four it is incredible” said the 33-year-old Somali-born Londoner In the 1500m men’s race Centrowitz became the first American man since the 1908 London Games to win the event which has been shared exclusively between African runners since 1996 US track golden girl Allyson Felix led home her team in the women’s 4x400m crossing the line to claim a record sixth gold medal In the men’s 4x400m former Olympic 400m champion LaShwan Merritt led the US team home with Jamaica finishing in silver and defending champion the Bahamas bronze South African runner Caster Semenya completed a convincing victory in the 800m to win her first Olympic gold four years after being denied gold by Russian dope cheat Mariya Savinova Semenya has been at the centre of a raging controversy because of her naturally occurring condition hyperandrogenism which causes elevated testosterone levels Rival runners want authorities to revisit rules limiting the amount of testosterone allowed in competitors Park triumphed in the first women’s Olympic golf tournament since 1900 by five strokes from New Zealand’s Lydia Ko underlining the dominance of South Korea’s superlative women’s golfers “It felt like this week was so long and mentally and physically exhausting” said Park “But I’m happy with the result and when you play for your cou ntry there is some extra power it gives you and I think that drove me on the golf course” Russia came to Rio under a doping scandal shadow and missing its key track and field stars But they snared four golds on Saturday — in women’s handball team rhythmic gymnastics modern pentathlon and freestyle wrestling — to reach 17 fourth on the medals table Earlier China’s Chen Long inflicted more Olympic heartache on Lee Chong Wei with a convincing win in the men’s badminton singles final — consigning the Malaysian to his third straight silver medal And Britain’s Nicola Adams became the first woman to retain an Olympic boxing title in the flyweight division “I’m now the most accomplished British amateur boxer we’ve ever had of all time so it’s a nice title to have” said Adams 33 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Saritha Rai | Published: December 20 2010 4:46 am Related News Last week came the news that Infosys is launching its first authorised book Dont hold your breathit is not the authoritative telling of the origins and history of Indias trendsetting outsourcing companysadly Rather it is a volume on the companys successful leadership strategiesauthored by a director of its leadership institute Mores the pity Budding Indian entrepreneurs could learn more from a warts-and-all Infosys book than a library full of foreign management tomes Infosys Technologies has been a spectacular story Its colourful cast of founders has been vocal about itin bits and parts: how it evolved from a $250 seed capital to a multi-billion dollar enterprise How it grew from seven founders to over a 100000 employees How it broke Indias family-run company mould and charted the unfamiliar path of a professionally-run company sharing wealth and upholding corporate governance principles But many details along the way are fuzzy Wherefor instancedid Infosys $250 seed funding actually come from According to an early accountthe seven founders led by co-founder and chairman NR Narayana Murthy put together the seed funding to start the company in July 1981 Another popular version goes that Murthys wife Sudha gave up her life savings to seed Infosys One of the lesser known episodes in Infosyss near-blemishless story is the parting of ways of one of Infosys seven original foundersAshok Arora With Aroras exitInfosys inadvertently became a company solely of south Indian origin three from Karnatakatwo of Kerala origin and one from Tamil Nadu Over a decade after its launchInfosys went public in 1993 at an offer price of Rs 95 But its public offering almost did not go through At the last hourWall Street bank Morgan Stanley came along to pick up a chunk of the shares on offer The events of those few weeks could have been nothing short of gripping A few years agobook publishers both Indian and foreign were beating down the road to Infosysasking to write the official story of the company Butinvariablythe answer from Infosys founders was never in the affirmative Meanwhileat rival Wiproeven the normally-reticent Azim Premji had gone ahead and authorised its story in a book called Bangalore Tigerauthored by an American journalist The lack of an Infosys book has certainly not been for the want of in-house authors In facttwo of the founders and their wives are all published even acclaimedauthors Former CEO Nandan Nilekani who quit Infosys last year to head the governments Unique Identification project wrote Imagining India Chairman Narayana Murthy authored A Better Indiaa Better World Murthys wife Sudha has authored several dozen books translated into various Indian languages while Rohini Nilekani has written medical fiction Asked if a book on Infosys was in the worksNandan Nilekani said he had left Infosys in July 2009 and only Murthy could answer that Murthyfor his partparried? Formed in 1987,a song crafted to whip audiences into a frenzy. Today,raised the geopolitical significance of India in the construction of a new Asian balance of power. she said.they put up a vermicomposting shed and began the process of converting waste into wealth. a horse cart owner signalled to him. Four classmates were standing just a little distance inside and they immediately came out.