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The RTE’s aim should be to orient schools towards delivering a certain minimum level of learning to every child. We took some time after the first film to build strong content otherwise we could have released it the next year. “When I was in Toronto, immigrated from India. Krystle D’souza in her Sanskaari avatar,see pics Krystle maintained a low profile when she took a break from acting for two years But it was her social media accounts which kept her memories fresh in the mind of her fans The actor who began her career at the age of 16 with Kahe Na Kahe (2007) has millions of followers online On her 27th birthday we bring to you some pictures of Krystle D’souza which proves how she hit it out of the park with her sartorial statements Well all these pictures of Krystlejustifies her Social Swagger award at the Zee Rishtey Awards For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdWritten by Garima Rakesh Mishra | Pune | Published: June 25 2017 8:52 am Top News Barely six months ago the city was rocked by two back-to-back murder cases of two young women While Antara Das was murdered on December 23 last year Rasila Raju OP was murdered on January 29 this year In March the Pune police launched an initiative ‘BuddyCop’ wherein group of working women were assigned to a police personnel for emergency response and grievance redressal Under the system working women attached with BuddyCop can contact the assigned police officer through phone calls WhatsApp and email So far nearly 10000 working women have enrolled for the system Commenting on the effectiveness of the BuddyCop system a senior inspector with one of the city police stations gives examples of two cases that were registered around mid April In the first case he says a woman employee informed him over the phone about a man who had been stalking her and making lewd remarks Within five to six minutes of receiving the call the cops reached the spot and nabbed the accused Kishor Ramdas Auti In the second case a woman caught a security guard of the company in the washroom who was hiding inside a cabinet and was trying to click pictures “In this case too the woman contacted me over the phone and I immediately sent my cop to the spot” he says adding the accused Rajkamal Bahadur Yadav was arrested The chargesheets in both the cases were filed within a week said the inspector In addition the inspector said that the police department had recently organised awareness programme in Kharadi on safety and security measures for the HR heads of the company and security staff The event was also attended by nearly 3000 women employees of different companies Talking about the issue of safety and security of women in the city Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla said “We are always there to help the women and have made provisions for their safety But they should feel free to approach us share their complaints and be firm about their complaints The BuddyCop system has been very effective in terms of reaching out to women employees Earlier four police stations were attached to BuddyCop now there are eight” The eight police stations attached to BuddyCop are Chandannagar Hadapsar Hinjewadi Yerwada Kondhwa Chatushrungi Wakad and Bharati Vidyapeeth As many as 20 policemen from each police station work as ‘buddy cop’ On Friday the Pune police department launched another initiative for the safety and security of women – CitySafe a free mobile app that allows the users to alert officials in case of an emergency and share their location with the police control room For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: October 1 2009 12:45 pm Related News Bollywood diva Sushmita Senwho faced criticism for her weight gain last yearis back in perfect shape but the actress says that snide remarks about her looks did bother her The actress shows off a stunning figure in the ‘Bebo’ song from her upcoming movie ‘Do Knot Disturb’ but Sushmitawho is playing a housewife opposite Govindawas required to look slightly plump in the first half of the movie Sushmita’s fuller looks had invited a flood of negative articles during the shooting last year but the actress insists that she did not let herself feel “hurt” by what was being written about her “It (stories) did not hurt me as hurt is a very personal emotion and I don’t take anything that is written about me personally But it did bother me because it made me think about the shallowness of the society and the media” Sushmita said in an interview “It is not even about me They were sending out a signal to the young people that you need to stay skinny to be defined as beautiful I don’t agree with that notion and I don’t endorse it I am size 4 but that does not mean that I am more beautiful than I was before” says Sushmita The 33-year-old former Miss Universe says that the negative stories about Bollywood stars less-than-perfect figure create a wrong impression on the youngsterswho believe that it is a requirement to be thin to look beautiful Sushmita says that could not reveal the reason behind putting on weight as she was instructed by the producers against doing so “I was required to look plump in the first half of the movie and Vasu (Bhagnani) and David (Dhawan) did not want to say anything about the movie before the promotions and I respect their decision It was a marketing strategy” she says The actress is returning to the big screen after the disappointment of ‘Ram Gopal Verma Ki Aag’ but that has not dampened her spirit as Sushmita is determined to make her presence felt “My films got delayedsome stopped midway but now I am ready to make my fans laugh with ‘Do Knot Disturb’ and ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’” the actress says ‘Do Knot Disturb’which unites the successful comic duo Govinda and David Dhawan once againis slated to release on Friday Apart from Sushmita and Govindathe film stars Lara DuttaReitesh Deshmukh and Sohail Khan The actress has done a variety of rolesbe it playing a surrogate mother in “Filhaal”a single working mother in “Samay” or donning the role of a prostitute in Kalpana Lazmi’s “Chingari”but Sushmita says her dream role is yet to come “The first prerequisite to be an actor is that you must be greedy if you are not greedy then you don’t grow here I want to do so many other roles I want to do that intensely mad love storyI still want to do that very deep rooted dramaI still want to do one full on rock band film and a mindblowinglyvillainous role” Sushmita says The actress started her Bollywood career with Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Dastak’ in 1996two years after winning the Miss Universe title Since then she has starred in a number of commercial and non-commercial movies like “Biwi No 1″”Filhaal””Samay: When Time Strikes””Chingaari””Zindaggi Rocks””Main Hoon Naa””Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsEvery day never-ending media disclosures on Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh reveal new facts about his murky deeds and luxurious and explosive possessions Crime fantasy sex and lust construct his image as a villainous dubious baba in the Dera of Sacha Sauda The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently directed search operations in the sprawling Dera premises This recent court intervention comes in the wake of the legal and judicial language convicting and sentencing Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of rape The sanitisation of the dera will to some extent unravel the forbidden and buried histories of violence and exploitation File image of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Image courtesy: Youtube Amid such revelations it might be relevant to understand the complex strands of the narrative that shape the phenomenon of Singh and his Sacha Sauda in Sirsa It’s not a small matter that the dera of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh enjoys an enormous appeal in Haryana and beyond and constitutes an alternative form of religiosity and community And it is crucial to address the historical and contemporary appeal of such gurus in rural and urban India There is something alluring about such gurus and deras They exert tremendous influence in civil society drawing followers from the aspirational middle classes and subordinate caste groups The Dera of Sacha Sauda is located in Sirsa a sleepy locality in predominantly rural Haryana The dera eludes our secular rational and Western modes of analysis and interpretation The Dera premises itself on notions of loyalty faith devotion and morals When thousands of devotees throng the portals of the dera they repose implicit faith in the baba What is interesting is that the baba is not just acting in the realm of religion and spirituality alone but has entered the secular sphere of activity ensuring jobs food and shelter to the followers While the politicians bureaucrats land mafia and corporates have their calculated stakes in the Dera common people have deeper urges to seek refuge in the baba In addition the babatitillates the popular imagination with his theatrics and winsome and flashy gestures His performance becomes a spectacle Located in Haryana Sirsa is a bordering district of Rajasthan and Punjab Historically the area was renowned as a Sufi centre and an important point of caravan trade between Delhi and Multan The landscape was dotted with heterodox non-Brahmanical anti-caste heroes and sants and their cults and sects invoking both reformist and popular trends of Hinduism Sikhism and Islam like the Bairagis Gosains Faqirs Udasi and Charandasi Sadhs Many of them were given revenue-free grants for supporting the British during 1857 pointing to their continuing nexus with the state The sacred status of such sects and forms of community cannot be denied The mystical healing and wish-fulfilling aspects are crucial requirements of human existence Secular thought has at its own peril neglected the human need for such solace Yet there has been an ugly rupture in the sacred phenomenon which because it is reflective of the times that we live in needs careful consideration The baba has abused his power He has become a monster How has he become a monster This is a serious question which will require sustained and objective probe One can at best hazard some guesses without believing that they are definitive The vote-bank politics has created a matrix of networks wherein the babas continue to play a predominant role in garnering votes ensuring political loyalties and clientele Singh represents the pathology of the contemporary political scenario which thrives on money power and patronage There is another reason The baba’s entry into the secular realm in a big way is indicative of the State’s failure over the last few decades The modern State has failed to provide employment decent education medical facilities and food and shelter to the poor The vacuum created by the State is filled by the babas Not surprisingly babas are today fulfilling the basic needs and aspirations of the common people They have emerged as much more than religious figureheads blurring the distinction between the religious and secular The State has virtually abdicated its welfare functions which the Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singhs have been quick to hijack And let’s be clear it is the political dispensation irrespective of party affiliations which has to answer for this mess It is worth noting that the allure of the baba is irresistible He is the modern guru assuming the role of a superstar Singh’s Robinhood image is particularly enchanting for the marginalised caste groups Women are charmed by his charisma and personality He is a sakshat bhagavan (the living god) for them But this modern Robinhood has demonic powers to seduce exploit oppress destroy and wreck Not surprisingly he does not arouse his followers’ disgust Why must we assume that the devotees will believe in the criminality of their benefactor and saviour In a way the monstrosity of the likes of Singh is created by the deepening crisis of governance The prevalence of mass poverty and deprivation together with new economic dislocations have heightened the common people’s anxieties The baba’s alternative vision of egalitarianism and fantasy embodied in the dera darshan satsang and langar serves a whole range of urges expectations and wants of the followers Nonica Datta teaches history at the Centre for Historical Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 1 2013 2:31 am Related News The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) on Friday approved increase in electricity tariff for different categories of consumers For rural consumersthe tariff has been increased after three years The maximum hike has been proposed for rural consumers with fixed charge (unmetered) being increased from Rs 125 per month to Rs 180 a month For the metered rural consumersthe fixed charge has been increased from Rs 15 per KW per month to Rs 50 per KW per month The energy charge also has been hiked from Rs 1 per Kwh to Rs 220 per Kwh The electricity tariff for private tubewell connections for farmers has been hiked from Rs 75 per month to Rs 100 per month The energy charge for tubewells too has been hiked from Rs 075 per kwh to Rs 1 per kwh Electricity tariff also has been hiked for urban domestic consumers with fixed charge being increased from Rs 65 per kw per month to Rs 75 per kw per month Energy charges have also been increased from Rs 345 per kwh to Rs 4 per kwh up to 200 kwh per month The hike between consumption of 201-500 kwh per month is from Rs 380 to Rs 450 per kwh A new slab of Rs 5 per kwh has been proposed for consumption above 500 kwh For the non-domestic light fan and power category the consumers who are getting supply as per rural schedule will now have to pay Rs 300 per connection per month instead of earlier Rs 200 per month Fixed charges for metered connections has also been increased from existing Rs 50 per month to Rs 65 per month The energy charge too has been increased from Rs 190 kwh to Rs 250 kwh A minor hike in minimum charges for private advertisingsign postglow signs has also been done and it will be now Rs 1200 kw per month instead of earlier Rs 1000 kw per month For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 3 2014 1:21 pm Akhilesh said he expected better coordination and help from the central government as well as public representatives for upgradation of the existing system of power supply Related News The erratic powercuts and outages across Uttar Pradesh notwithstanding Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday directed officials to supply round-the-clock power supply to Varanasi citing a large number of devotees and tourists’ convergence in the temple city Varanasi is also the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Varanasi is significant from the cultural as well as religious point of view Pilgrims as well as tourists from different parts of the country as well as abroad come to the city Thus the decision would help not only locals but also tourists coming to the city” Akhilesh said in an official statement The move came soon after CM met the BJP MLA from Varanasi Shyama Dev Rai Chaudhary who was on an indefinite fast for the last seven days demanding uninterrupted power supply to Varanasi Akhilesh said he expected better coordination and help from the central government as well as public representatives for upgradation of the existing system of power supply He also pointed out that the approved allocation of power for the state from the central pool is 6082 MW against which only 4500 MW is being supplied Moreover in the absence of coal Anpara ‘C’ project of 600 MW has come to a halt since the last four days He also asked senior officials of the power department to camp at the generation units for next one week to ensure quick redressal of problems In an another significant decision on the orders of the CM senior officials of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation were given a helicopter to meet officials of Northern Coal Field Singrauli to arrange coal for power plants in state Another team of officials has been sent to meet senior officials at Union Ministry of Coal on Tuesday to ensure regular coal supply For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPutin plane makes detour avoiding Poland Baltics on way to G20 – flight tracker | Reuters World Reuters Jul 08 2017 02:47:11 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jul 08 2017 02:47 AM | Updated Date: Jul 08 2017 02:47 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See Moscow: Russian police on Sunday detained around 200 activists gathering in central Moscow for an unauthorised protest against President Vladimir Putin state news agency and a monitoring group reported Police officers search a man during a protest in Moscow AP Radical opposition activist Vyacheslav Maltsev had appealed on his website for his supporters to hold protests across Russia on Sunday calling for a "people’s Revolution" and for an immediate end to Putin’s rule "Currently the number of detained has reached 200" a police source told TASS after supporters of the banned radical opposition group gathered in central Moscow beside the Kremlin walls OVD-Info which monitors detentions at political protests said that 212 people were held in Moscow as well as 25 people in five other cities Many of those detained were carrying knives knuckledusters and pistols that can fire rubber bullets TASS reported It said police were detaining activists after searching them An AFP photographer said police some in helmets and bullet-proof vests picked up the protesters one by one in central Moscow close to the Kremlin A reporter for popular Echo of Moscow radio station Andrei Yezhov wrote on Twitter that he had been detained and posted video from inside a police van saying most of those held were in their early 20s He was later released without charge Maltsev last year ran for a parliament seat and has a popular YouTube channel with critical political commentary He lives in the regional city of Saratov but has fled to Paris after a Moscow court issued an arrest warrant for him over calls for extremist activity His movement called Artpodgotovka was banned by a court in October The protest on Sundaycame after police in Moscow on Saturdaydetained dozens of people at a nationalist anti-Kremlin march on a public holiday known as the Day of National Unity By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: September 27 2016 11:35 pm India play New Zealand in the second Test at Eden Gardens starting Friday (Source: PTI) Top News Led by skipper Virat Kohli theIndian Test squad sans opener Lokesh Rahul and coach AnilKumble arrived in Kolkataalong with the New Zealand team ahead ofsecond cricket Test starting on Friday Rahul has been ruled out of the match because of ahamstring injury while Kumble is slated to join the team on Wednesdaymorning ahead of their practice session at EdenGardens in the afternoon local manager said There is speculation that left-handed opener GautamGambhir may replace Rahul for the second Test?s 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