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ethos and lifestyle that sustained it [for years together?to urge the RSS members to restore and reinstate those values Compiled by Ravish Tiwari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Published: May 18 2017 6:26 am Representational Image/ File photo Top News Gurgaon Police has announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for anyone who is able to provide information that may lead to the arrest of three men who allegedly gangraped a 26-year-old woman in a moving car on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday last week “A reward of Rs 2 lakh has been announced for information that could help apprehend the criminals involved in the rape the case regarding which was recently registered in Sector 18 police station” Sandeep Khirwar Commissioner of Police said Wednesday The name of the informer will be kept secret police said In the case registered under sections 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) 376D (gangrape) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC the woman who hails from Gangtok alleged that she was abducted around 2 am when she was walking to her PG in Sector 17A after returning home from a movie In her complaint she said that three men forced her into a Swift Dzire and then gangraped her before dropping her off on an isolated road near Najafgarh around 7 am She was brought back to Gurgaon by Delhi Police personnel Meanwhile Haryana DGP B S Sandhu Wednesday said that a proposal will be sent to the state government suggesting taking officers on deputation from northeastern states who can be appointed as nodal officers at various police stations to deal with problems being faced by people from the region residing in Gurgaon and Faridabad For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top News WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Thursday to discuss the ongoing crisis in Eastern Ukraine and the recent passage of economic reforms the White House said Biden and Yatseniuk talked about concerns that Russian-backed separatists continue to attack Ukrainian forces refuse to allow international monitors into territory they control and have not allowed rescue workers to help at a coal mine explosion the White House said (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed What made Syed Ahmed Bukhari the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid extend support to the Congress in the upcoming election Coming at a juncture when the Muslim community is actively exploring the Aam Aadmi Party option the Shahi Imam’s announcement was a bit of a surprise for many However it seems to be grounded in realistic assessment of the political situation His decision followed the report of a 11-member fact-finding team which toured the country visiting members of the community over two months In an interview to Firstpost Tarik Bukhari a member of the team and also the brother of the Shahi Imam explains why the Congress is a poor option but at least an option for the Muslims Brother of the Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Tarik Bukhari Soumik Mukherjee/Firstpost He believes the Congress is by no means the exemplar of secularism In fact he says the party is responsible for the current status of the Muslims Still it is the best bet among the parties available to take on the forces of communalism Q On what basis did you support the Congress A Following an extensive fact-finding exercise across the states we have come up with a report The Shahi Imam has met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and presented a few issues concerning the community mentioned in the report to her We had sought speedy trial in case of the Muslim youth languishing in jails after being charged with false cases In many cases the chargesheets haven’t been filed even after a year from the time of the arrest Secondly we have spoken to her about the implementation of the Sachar committee and the Ranganath Mishra commission reports We have also sought reservation for the Muslims She agreed to give due urgency to the issues She assured that in the future the Congress party will try its best to support the Muslims Q But why does the Imam have to call upon the Muslims to vote for the Congress A The Imam never asked the Muslims to vote for Congress. But the current political scenario has to be considered too The need of the hour is to keep the communal forces at bay At the national level the Congress is the only secular party which can stop them from coming to power Q But hasn’t the Congress also played the religious cards with Muslims Isn’t it exploiting the fear psychosis in the community by hyping up threat to the community from the BJP A The answer is both yes and no but this is how secularism plays out in the country We in the past have seen these so called secular parties asking for votes by exploiting the religious sentiment That’s what the Samajwadi Party has done The BSP is criticising Narendra Modi only to get the Muslim votes It’s true that no community or individual should vote on the basis of the consideration that any particular party should not come to power People should consider who will ensure development But security and justice are a big part of the development process too Q Post 26/11 the detention of Muslim youth has gone up and that is happening only during a Congress government Then how is it any different from any other party A Not different at all Barring the five-year NDA rule it’s the Congress that has ruled the country for 60 years We have not given any clean chit to the Congress But I have said that it’s only keeping the current political scenario in mind that we have supported the party As far as the Muslim issues are concerned if the party comes to power we will push them to resolve our issues We agree that it’s the Congress which made Muslims suffer and put us where we are today Q Apart from communalism what are the major issues before the Indian Muslims A Security It is the biggest issue for the Muslims in India They have to be brought into the system Unless they are a part of the system the lack of security will remain for the Muslims in this country Q When the Imam takes a decision to support the Congress does it mean he is expressing the entire community’s sentiment Doesn’t Congress’ corruption feature anywhere A We are just appealing to the Muslims We are not claiming that 100 percent of the Muslims will follow us But communalism is the biggest threat to the country Corruption is an issue but communalism is a threat And we fear if an NDA government comes to power the communalism will rise in the country Q In that case isn’t the Aam Aadmi Party a better option A We want political parties to come out very clear as far as the Muslim issues are concerned They have emerged mainly with the issue of corruption Kejriwal was from the very beginning with Anna who we believe is very close to the RSS Moreover we are yet to see how the AAP is going to be as a national party Kejriwal has never said anything about the Muslims as he fears losing the Hindu votes New Delhi: JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar who will present over 130 MLAs before the President this eveningto show that he enjoys majority support in the Bihar Assembly accused the Modi government of encouraging "horse-trading" of MLAs in the state and alleged collusion by the Governor The former Bihar Chief Minister who has been elected the JD(U) Legislature Party Leader in place of Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said it was obvious that a majority of MLAs supported him and alleged that the delay by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi in taking a decision was to hamper the formation of a new government Nitish Kumar PTI Kumar arrived here from Patna yesterday evening along with the MLAs supporting him in two commercial flights He is scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee at 7 pm accompanied with party president Sharad Yadav RJD chief Lalu Prasad and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav "The way a decision is being delayed is a clear indication that purchasing of MLAs is being done at the behest of the Centre Intention is clear and this is to not allow formation of the majority government We will tell the President that this will only encourage horse-trading" he told reporters Kumar said his party and allies will impress upon the President on the need to take a quick action in the matter Delaying the matter is only adding to the uncertainty and vitiating the political atmosphere in Bihar he said Kumar had staked claim before Tripathi on 9 February to form a government even though incumbent Manjhi who has been sacked from the party insisted that he too enjoyed support of a majority of MLAs Whatever is happening in the state is against democratic and constitutional norms he said PTIpatriots? Come here!” As passengers around us froze in horror upon hearing this racist term I bundled the naive woman out of the airport before she was arrested or a race riot could break out As countries such as the UK and the US grew into a melting pot of diverse ethnicities and cultures it became imperative to be sensitised to slang words and terms that could offend different groups For instance pejoratives such as nigger negro and even black are today considered anathema The politically correct or PC term is African-American stressing the heritage of this proud people Native American is the term now used to describe the indigenous inhabitants of the US and not Red Indians as many of us still call the Apache Sioux and Cherokee Whites should be referred to as Caucasians whilst Mexicans and Puerto Ricans as Latino or Hispanic Indians Pakistanis and Bangladeshis who were once all offensively dubbed Pakis are now clubbed as South Asians Non-white ethnic groups are referred to as Persons of Colour But it’s not just diverse cultural groups that have been given new PC sobriquets Various gender-neutral terms are now employed in the workplace such as Chairperson instead of Chairman Firefighter instead of Fireman Actor instead of Actress and Homemaker instead of Housewife Interestingly a garbage collector is now a Sanitation Engineer Terms relating to disability such as visually challenged and hearing-impaired are used in place of blind and deaf People are no longer described as handicapped but as differently-abled or even handicapable Instead of mentally retarded the correct term is intellectually disabled Racially offensive titles of books have also been changed Hence Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Niggers was re-released as And Then There Were None Enid Blyton’s The Three Golliwogs is now considered unacceptable reading for children whilst Tintin in the Congo has been banned for its racist content Whilst a debate has sprung up in the West as to whether the world is becoming too PC we Indians continue to spout racial epithets and ethnic slurs with impunity [email protected] For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anjali Lukose Sandeep A Ashar | Mumbai | Updated: September 8 2014 8:36 am According to senior BMC officials decks are now clear for approvals to 20 other south Mumbai high-rise projects whose approval was withheld due to the restrictions (Source: Reuters photo) Related News A Mazgaon high-rise has become the first in south Mumbai since 2010 to get the BMC approval after height restrictions for high-rises situated close to the Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) were recently lifted by the Bombay High Court The BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) had earlier issued a policy guideline requiring high-rise projects coming up within a 10-km radius of the radar which sits atop an 18-storey (around 70 metres) building in Colaba’s Navy Nagar to obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) However following the HC order the BMC recently issued a circular stating “In view of the court order it is proposed to delete the condition that had been imposed on buildings since 2010 and not to insist on this condition in future” The BMC circular was also circulated to other town planning agencies involved in building approvals including the Slum Rehabilitation Authority and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority On September 5 the BMC permitted commencement of construction work on Mazgaon-based luxury project Saifee Park which is proposed to rise to 111 metres high with ground-plus five podiums and 26 upper residential floors According to senior BMC officials decks are now clear for approvals to 20 other south Mumbai high-rise projects whose approval was withheld due to the restrictions Ratan Bhalwankar the architect for the Mazgaon project said that the issuance of commencement certificate for the high-rise which already had plans to go up to 138 metres approved last year was withheld after the IMD refused to grant it NOC and asked the developer to restrict the height to 75 metres “The restrictions were imposed even as the development control norms do not stipulate them The developers suffered further hardship since the BMC had already collected premium worth Rs 12 crore towards fungible floor space index for the approved height Initially we represented our case to the authorities in the state and the Centre But when nothing came out of it we approached the court which ruled in our favour” The Mumbai Chamber of Housing Industry had also petitioned against the restriction “Our case was that high-rise development in a city like Mumbai can’t be stalled just because authorities could not find a higher altitude to locate the Doppler radar” Bhalwankar said In July this year the HC had ruled that the municipal corporation could commence the process of approving plans in accordance with the Development Control Regulation 1991 without insisting on an no-objection certificate from the IMD The court had also asked the state as well as builders to cooperate and facilitate an appropriate site for the installation of an additional DWR without delay With the new radar IMD can receive information on weather patterns that they otherwise won’t receive if high-rises come up in the vicinity of the existing radar said S G Kamble director DWR IMD Mumbai In June this year the director of the state disaster management unit had written to the collectors of Thane and Raigad asking them to suggest suitable locations for the second Doppler radar The BMC had also compiled a list of 14 potential sites which mainly included reservoirs within the city and IMD officials visited 11 in the past two months Of these two sites at Bhandup water pumping station and Veravali hill reservoir at Andheri had found favour with IMD officials but no site has been finalised yet “The Bhandup and Andheri sites were the highest ones shown to us with both being above 95 metres Buildings up to 400 metres have already been approved in the city We are not totally sure this site would be suitable for the additional radar and our report has been sent to IMD Delhi for further instruction” said K S Hosalikar deputy director-general of meteorology IMD Mumbai [email protected] [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Published: March 5 2014 3:32 pm Simi Garewal says she wants to act in films but feels she is a difficult person to cast Related News Veteran actress Simi Garewal says she wants to act in films but feels she is a difficult person to cast Simi who gave memorable performances in films like ‘Do Badan’ ‘Karz’ ‘Siddhartha’ ‘Mera Naam Joker’ and others would love to come back on the silver screen “I am a difficult person to cast I don’t know what roles filmmakers will be able to offer me I would love to act in films again… acting is my first love I have been getting offers but nothing tempting or attractive to captivate me” she said Simi says there have been lot of changes in the way things function today in the film industry “There are tremendous changes that have come in the film industry like technology wise story telling diverse films are made today our films match international standards there are roles and subjects for everyone change in background score and music I am enjoying watching films” she said last night during a press conference of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne awards Simi who is on the jury of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is all praise for the festival ambassador Vidya Balan “I think she was wonderful in ‘The Dirty Picture’…not many actors would have been able to do this film She can do diverse films like ‘The Dirty Picture’ ‘Kahaani’ etc” the actress said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Dwivedi | London | Updated: July 22 2014 10:56 am One for the ages: Dhoni and India have the last laugh at Lord’s Source: Reuters Related News Ducking Ravindra Jadeja’s spearing throw James Anderson loses his footing slips and is sprawled just short of the crease In front of him the stumps lie shattered around him a bunch of shrieking Indians are performing a feral dance Had Anderson seen the final frame of the second Test in a dream he would have woken up shaken and sweaty It was worse — he wasn’t in bed or under a sheet he was at Lord’s wide awake and living a nightmare choreographed by Jadeja Like the rest of the England team he was experiencing trauma that wouldn’t like a bad dream fade away in the morning sun After fashioning the Anderson run out the wicket that gave India a 95-run victory and a 1-0 lead with three Tests to go Jadeja went on a wild run to the ‘desi’ section of Lord’s pumping his fists and celebrating the nail-biting and long-awaited triumph This was India’s second Test win at the “home of cricket” in 80 years the last being in 1986 It was also their first away triumph since 2011 and came after a 15-Test drought About an hour before the Jadeja throw India seemed to be choking Skipper M S Dhoni looked lost bowlers had their hands on their hips fielders stared at the turf Seen it before said the regulars From wanting 216 to win at the start of the day England now needed just 146 in two sessions But those magical 21 balls after lunch when England scored 9 runs for the loss of 4 wickets made the fears apprehensions and old doubts disappear It started with Dhoni telling his pace spearhead Ishant Sharma to change the plan against England’s overnight batsmen Joe Root and Moeen Ali Their 101-run partnership was threatening Dhoni asked Sharma to bowl short and stick to a leg-stump line The bowler was reluctant Dhoni wasn’t in the mood for a discussion “I just thrust the ball in his hand and walked away” the captain said later Sharma would get all of his four wickets with short balls that dream spell elevating him to the Lord’s honour board His 7/74 were the best figures by an Indian pacer at Lord’s A tall menacing quick threatening to knock batsmen’s heads off and a master tactician captain who used him perfectly — it was a deadly combination that Indian cricket hadn’t seen in a long time On Monday at Lord’s Dhoni and the Indian cricket team came of age The captain’s mindfreeze in Tests that saw him fail to seal the issue in Johannesburg and Wellington recently besides during the two whitewashes in Australia and England didn’t surface He didn’t let things drift or lose interest In this classic Test match Dhoni was the classic leader In the last five days Indian cricket’s T20 generation has shown that it can be worthy of wearing Test whites Pujara’s three-hour 28 Ajinkya Rahane’s pacy 108 at No 5 Murali Vijay’s stubborn 95 from 247 balls and Jadeja millionaire with the bat and miserly with the ball Plus the precious Bhuvneshwar Kumar who lost out to Ishant for the Man of the Match award More important than the win Dhoni seemed to have landed a Test-match template that he had long searched for Something that Kapil Dev had with his Devils in 1986 when India last won a Test here On Monday walking down from the commentary box his thick mop of grey hair matching the colour of his suit Kapil was in a great mood “We had heard a lot of criticism about our players for years Now it’s our time I have just said on air that Alastair Cook should go” he said It had been a day on which the Indians finally found both their form and their tongue For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News 2014 12:00 am Related News I was recently on a flight to New York when I bumped into a popular television actor who has become a household name in India for her comic portrayal of an earthy Gujarati homemaker.S.5. 2015 11:12 am Pope Francis arrives for the afternoon session of the Synod of bishops, download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished on:August 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