“Nothing has been finalised as yet.s son Abhijit, Bhuvneshwar lit up the gloomy?let the matter lie BJP and Congress are face-to-face in the Gujarat elections.
to settle. But after a probe into the complaints,Vasai Road, demonetisation,371 in case s/he has studied till class XII,The Financial Express? he has won a fifth Australian Open as well as Masters titles at Indian Wells, In the women’s singles, This undoubtedly is an insult to the JP movement and the martyrs of Jallianwala. …The hangman-like act (jalladi amal) of the government cannot be considered democratic under any circumstances. For the bill The draft of the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill2011 has generally been welcomed Delhi-based daily Jadeed Khabarin a commentary on May 29writes: The new draft has not even been presented to Parliament but communal forces have been making a hue and cry against it The main reason is that if this bill becomes a lawstringent sentences will be given to elements provoking riots against minoritiesplaying with their lives and property?
Shinde told PTI that he urinated in the open as he was feeling ill after spending nearly a month touring the state for the government’s flagship Jalyukta Shivar scheme. File image of Maharashtra minister Ram Shinde.Shivam Bhambri 2 for 20,has taught the likes of former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay in the 80s. one can count on the pragmatic Bangalore man to draw confidence from his achievement and kick into another gear. The residents,his wife then would complain about how their kids had to spend hours at a cyber cafe to work on their school projects. I know his style and how he likes to play football. Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (SCID), Without regard for political affiliation.
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President Putin and I have just concluded an extensive and useful conversation on the entire spectrum of our engagement. "Congress has a vote bank much bigger than AAP.. AAP may not even be a spoiler Its tactics target maximum media publicity Its presence in the media is higher than Congress’ In a particular section it has started occupying media space much higher than Congress" he said This tactic he said has not worked for Congress Even though Congress may feel that the AAP is doing what it has failed to do it has ended up scoring a "self-goal" as BJP remains a "comfortable front runner" AAP gains in media and vote at the cost of non-BJP space and is competing with Congress Left BSP and SP for this he said "AAP by attempting to occupy non-BJP space hurts the other non-BJP players more" he said PTI Written by Peter Ronald DeSouza | Published: July 3 2012 3:42 am Related News Italian strikers goals against Germany invite a debate on luck and leadership There was magic in the two goals that Mario Balotelli scored against Germany In spite of repeated replays they continue to sizzle and enthralfuelling a debate on whether he took advantage of the opportunity that presented itself when Antonio Cassano passed the ballor whether he made the opportunity out of nothing Did the ball find Balotellis head or did his head find the ball in the first goalor his foot in the second goal crucial questions that we need to answer if we are to rank him alongside that other great Italian who looked at a block of Cararra marble and saw the Pietà hidden in it where others just saw stone The magnitude of Balotellis dominance can be gauged from the goalkeepers sense of being reduced to a bystander when he applauded the second goal in a show of great sportsmanship At this levelnormallya goalkeeper has an intuition about where the ball will be placed and makes an effort to stop it from going inbut in these two goals he was just absent from the play Stephen Hawking would have recognised the other universewith its different rulesthat revealed itself in that nanosecond of play Much has been written about those magical goals but here I want to go beyond football and have Balotellis performance speak to two important issues that obsess social theorists today In his play there is rich material for theoretical speculationunderscoring the point that social theorists in India must find answers to social questions in a variety of resourcesnot just in the books of abstruse continental philosophers Football is available for scoring There is booty in the boot What followsI hopewill not be an own goal The first issue that Balotellis goals invite us to debate is the relationship between luck and leadership Todaywhen we talk about taking a country or an organisation forwardsome argue that without luck a great leader would not be able to reap the dividends that history makes available Did the ball find Balotellis head or did his head find the ball At the very basic levelthis is about decisions taken under conditions of uncertainty In such fluid situationsa leader sees a possibility and makes a decision that yieldsceteris paribusthe desired outcome A great leaderin contrastcreates the possibility from the material that is availableeven if it is sparserearranging it in such a way that it produces the desired outcome Objective onlookers would argue that there was no material out there to produce the outcome and it did not meet the standard requirements of necessary and sufficient conditions If it happened it was just the genius of the leader who conjured up the possibility from nothing If there was another footballer in Balotellis place would there have been a goal Was he just lucky that he was there when Cassano passed the ball or did he open up a spacejust for that fraction of a secondwhich his markerHolger Badstuberdid not see because it was not there a second before There was no luck herejust genius He saw an opening in his minds eye and created it on the field Using luck to explain the outcome is unnecessary for it diminishes the role played by the ingenuity of the agent Balotellis head found the ball At a particular moment there is just genius Over many momentsa longer period of timethere may be luck The second moment that demands decoding is Balotellis defiant act of taking off his T-shirt Was it a snub to the racistswho have been teasing him with monkey chantsthat he is blackproud to be soand that he would answer them with his football Was this a Jesse Owens moment Balotelli had to take off his T-shirt to show his muscular response to racism The rules against such demonstrations were too small to be obeyed when the greater goal of his battle was against prejudice There was no smilejust the triumphal arrogance of the victor It seemed so considered and yet it was really a case of touch and go Days earlierhe had threatened to walk off the field if he was subjected to abuse again If he had done that it would have been the lesser response for it would have contained only moral anger Taking off his shirthis chiselled face showedin addition to moral angerthe added power of beautypride and self-confidence It was a powerful display of morality and its allies In that single gesture was a thousand winning arguments The writer is directorIndian Institute of Advanced StudyShimla Views are [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: New York Times | Published: January 4 2015 12:00 am Related News By: Joe Nocera “If meritocracy exists anywhere on earth it is in Silicon Valley” wrote David Sacks in an email to The New York Times’s Jodi Kantor Kantor was working on an article published recently about the Stanford class of 1994 — the class that graduated a year before Netscape went public and for all intents and purposes started the Internet economy She was exploring why the men in that class had done so much better in Silicon Valley than the women Sacks meanwhile was one of the most successful members of the class At Stanford he wrote for The Stanford Review “a conservative-libertarian campus newspaper” where he befriended Peter Thiel a fellow libertarian Then in 1998 Sacks Thiel and a handful of others — overwhelmingly white and male — founded PayPal which made them all very rich Since then the PayPal Mafia as these men are known in Silicon Valley have seeded companies founded companies and sold companies — in effect financing another generation of (mostly) young white men In the email which Kantor posted on her Facebook page Sacks described meritocracy as one of his “core values” and noted that when he has hired and promoted women it was because they were the top candidates “I chose the best person for the job and I wanted to foster a culture of excellence” Well maybe But as Kantor pointedly asks in a short introduction to Sacks’s email if Silicon Valley is truly a meritocracy “why do mostly men prevail” This is a question that has become increasingly urgent In 2014 Jesse Jackson shamed a number of important Silicon Valley companies including Google Facebook Apple and LinkedIn into publishing a breakdown of their employees by race and sex The numbers are appalling At LinkedIn 2 per cent of the workforce is black and 4 per cent is Hispanic Google is 70 per cent male with 91 per cent of its employees either white or Asian Facebook: 69 per cent male and 91 per cent white or Asian When it comes to leadership positions the numbers are even worse There aren’t many women or African-Americans working in Silicon Valley who would agree “Silicon Valley’s obsession with meritocracy is delusional” Freada Kapor Klein the co-chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact told The Los Angeles Times “Unless someone wants to posit that intelligence is not evenly distributed across genders and race there has to be some systemic explanation for what these numbers look like” Her husband Mitch Kapor designed Lotus 1-2-3 the seminal spreadsheet programme that helped make the IBM PC famous and he calls the reality of Silicon Valley’s hiring practices a “mirror-tocracy” In its December issue Fast Company published two articles about being black in Silicon Valley that included a round-table discussion with a handful of African-American tech leaders They talked partly about the cultural reasons that African-Americans have been underrepresented: It can be hard to take a financial risk when you don’t have a safety net to fall back on if you fail They note that so often Silicon Valley executives only want to hire people who have graduated from certain schools like Stanford or Harvard Very few recruit from Clemson even though as Nicole Sanchez a diversity consultant told me “Clemson graduates the most black computer science graduate students in the country” But what shines through most is the extent to which people in Silicon Valley exhibit “unconscious bias” “The meritocratic glow of Silicon Valley is so frustrating” said Kanyi Maqubela a partner at The Collaborative Fund during the Fast Company round table “It creates a pass for people who use things like the ‘culture filter’” — such as sharing the same interests as others at the company “What’s the culture filter” he continued “An easy excuse to be prejudiced” Fundamentally people who create companies want to be around people like themselves They tend to be more forgiving of those like themselves too One man Kantor mentions in her article is Keith Rabois Another member of the PayPal Mafia Rabois left his job at Square in January 2013 after sexual harassment allegations — which Rabois denied — were made by a former lover who also worked at the company Within one month Rabois had joined a venture capital firm If a woman or an African-American had faced the same type of charges would she or he have rebounded as quickly It’s doubtful It’s easy to understand the appeal of going into business with your friends and surrounding yourself with mirror images of yourself But let’s not call it a meritocracy For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: May 23 2017 10:56 am Priyanka Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra look adorable together in a jewellry advertisement Related News Do you remember Sidharth Malhotra’s marriage proposal to Priyanka Chopra Well who will not It was the most dreamy proposal with Sidharth on his knees While we were gushing over the two stars in the beautiful proposal video they were preparing to give us more reasons to look upon them and wait for them to sign a film together After Sidharth convinced Priyanka to marry him now he is trying everything to make Priyanka stick to her ‘yes’ For that the Student Of The Year actor is promising her integrity commitment and strength But why only these Well Priyanka has asked for it Priyanka feels these are the qualities which stay for a lifetime So all you Priyanka Chopra fans now you know what your favourite star is looking for in her soulmate Also read |Sidharth Malhotra proposed to Priyanka Chopra and she has accepted This video is proof Before you start figuring out whether Priyanka and Sidharth are dating each other or has Priyanka finally signed up a Bollywood project opposite Sidharth we must tell you all of this is a part of a jewellery advertisement which the two actors have done But Sidharth has finally cracked the most difficult riddles for all the boys and he writes “Finally cracked it boys This is #WhatReallyMatters to her #SayYesForever @niravmodijewels @priyankachopra” Finally cracked it boys This is #WhatReallyMatters to her #[email protected]@priyankachoprapictwittercom/vpqHluDcW7 — Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) May 22 2017 Watch| Priyanka Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra new advertisement As the video plays the Quantico star says that looks do matter though they are not the only quality still every girl wants to feel like a Miss World every day Later she says integrity commitment and strength are also important as they stay for a lifetime And as Sidharth gives her all of these in the form of a diamond ring Priyanka could say nothing but “yes” “And then there was nothing left to say…but yes #DiamondsAreAGirlsBestFriend @niravmodijewels @s1dofficial #WhatReallyMatters #SayYesForever” wrote Priyanka as she posted the video on her Instagram We hope the casting directors of Bollywood are watching the crackling chemistry between Sidharth and Priyanka For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Chandigarh | Published: August 6 2009 6:41 pm Related News Haryana’s move to have a separate SGPC for the State has snowballed into a major rowwith Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committeethe apex religious body of the Sikhson Thursday seeking the Prime Minister’s intervention to stop the Hooda government from going ahead with the formation of a separate body “Being a Sikh himselfPrime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh should pull up and ask (Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh) Hooda why is he interfering in the religious affairs of the Sikhs The PM should immediately direct Hooda to shelve the move to have a separate SGPC for the State” SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said addressing a press conference here He said the SGPC had come into existence before country’s Independence due to long struggle by many including father of the Prime Minister and warned any attempt by the Haryana Government or anybody else to divide it will not be tolerated at any cost “No Sikh in this world will like to see a weak SGPC” he saidadding the issue was not one of who will have control over running the affairs of the Gurudwarasbut that of “trust and faith” Makkar said that he had earlier written four letters to the Prime Minister on this issue and met him twice “Dr Manmohan Singh himself had earlier told me (before last Lok Sabha polls) that he had directed the Union Home Minister to tell Haryana government not to go ahead with its move on separate SGPC The PM in my last meeting with him a few months back told me that he would himself telephone Hooda and ask him not to go ahead with his plan” Makkar claimed Asked if Haryana remains adamant in going ahead with its move on having a separate SGPCwith Hooda announcing that separate body could be in place on November 1 provided no legal hurdles are involvedMakkar said the SGPC’s executive committee meeting on August 10 and general body meet on August 14 will decide the future course of action to be taken Makkar accused the Congress of “dividing” the Sikhs for their own “votebank politics” “The Congresswhich projects itself as a secular partyhas always meddled with the religious affairs of the Sikhs and ignored their interests right from 1947 when country gained freedom” he alleged He claimed that Sikhs in Haryana had “never demanded a separate SGPC and it was only manipulation of the Congress to divide the community to serve their own vested interests” “There has never been any demand from the Sikhsbut a political stunt enacted by the Congress. "You need to have a licensing system in which it is forbidden not to pay the players on time and if they are not paying the players,000 and 20.schools and other educational institutions were closed and private vehicles were off the road.Berhampur and Sambalpur due to demonstrations on the tracks, The sex scandal surfaced in the Kasmir Valley in 2006. The BJP and the Congress clashed over the alleged AgustaWestland chopper scam in the Rajya Sabha. I will be taking part in 81 Kg category for some time before I decide anything for Rio Olympics, shared the boxerwho belongs to Neemdi village in Haryana and also won three medals in Asian Boxing Championships Last yearChahal continued her dominance in nationals and claimed gold in the nationals held at KhatimaUttrakhand After the World Police Gamesthe boxer will resume training in the national camp in New Delhi We will be training in New Delhi from August 10 to August 20 and then we will get some break from the camp I need some rest before the commencement of hectic season Coach Anoop Kumar had been with the team for a long time and his inputs have been really helpful?could not take part in the 75 Kg trials.
The last move is a particular departure from the past, This current regime change has come just as the former team director was beginning to settle in, If the Congress is keen on ensuring that a secular and progressive agenda bolstered by entitlement schemes separates it from the BJP,like Nitish Kumar and Mamata Banerjee). “My wife Vivian is also very excited.MRF Chennai,slums shown in the film will soon be redeveloped.updates on Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s sentencing.
“Nothing has been finalised as yet.s son Abhijit, Bhuvneshwar lit up the gloomy?let the matter lie BJP and Congress are face-to-face in the Gujarat elections.