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s condition was stable. Places where waterlogging was reported included Hindmata,Oscars 2017: Hard hits,Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to take similar action against hoarders, Yusuf said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Surat | Published: April 22 2012 3:53 am Related News A security guard posted outside an auditorium in Pal area of Surat was allegedly beaten to death by a fellow guard on Friday night In the memory of late Bollywood star Sanjeev KumarSurat Municipal Corporation is constructing an auditorium here Security guard Satyendrasingh Rai (30) had been posted at the site to keep a watch On Friday nightwhen Rai was on duty at the auditoriumhis friend Rushikesh Pathakalso a security guard in a neighbouring construction site near Rajhans theatreturned up and both had a quarrel over some issuepolice said Pathak allegedly hit Rai on his head with a wooden stickkilling him on the spotand escaped Inspector S J Baloch of Adajan policewhich is investigating the casesaid? Bound for Glory (1976), Eibar,0 degrees Celsius while Kupwara district town also reeled under intense cold at minus 4. resulting in casualties and damage to public and private properties.

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" says Nikolova. which has a minimum sentence of seven years?By mandating a lesser sentence here the Bill seems to imply that violence against a trans person is a less heinous crime than violence against a cis people This conveys the clear message that in the eyes of the law trans people are lesser humans than others Forgetting something The Bill contains a definition of family that fails to include families of choice and adoptive families which are of particular relevance to trans people It also makes no mention of affirmative action a move that the Supreme Court itself called for in NALSA or for a specific avenue for the documentation of rights abuses So as it stands the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Bill 2016 is clearly woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the Indian trans community If passed it would not only cement problematic definitions of gender into law but also institute provisions that actively harm the community and potentially lead to more interference and discrimination than they already face It would also make it seem as though the job is done because if a seemingly-comprehensive Bill actualising the NALSA judgment is passed it seems unlikely that lawmakers will rush to the issue again in the near future This would mean that the Bill if passed will likely be the last major legislation we will see in this field for a while So it’s even more urgent that it’s done right The Ladies Finger (TLF) is a leading online women’s magazine delivering fresh and witty perspectives on politics culture health sex work and everything in between Just like development cannot be an alibi for Hindutva politics secularism cannot be the pretext for corruption and mal-administration The political scenario in India is at a crossroads whereby the choice is between two terrifyingly exclusivist alternatives; development-masking-Hindutva and secularism-masking-corruption Such is the state of affairs in the country that in the battle of turf between two extreme ideologies social harmony and economic progress appear as if pitted against each other and when faced with a choice the masses have increasingly chosen the latter over the former In dire straits AFP The latest U-turn by Nitish Kumar in Bihar marking the beginning of an end for a potential Mahagadhbandhan of 2019 is also indicative of the larger shift in the narrative of Indian politics which has seemingly moved beyond the politics of mandir-masjid and mandal-kamandal to the politics of ek bharat-swacch bharat The credit for this humungous shift goes to the BJP that has been able to successfully cash in on the anti-elite sentiment in the country The swacchta abhiyan launched by Narendra Modi-led NDA government with its social overtones and political undertones has been able to provide a sheen of corruption free governance to the party’s overarching goal of promoting Hindutva Interestingly the BJP has been able to re-create its image from a party of the petty bourgeoisie including the upper middle class and the traders to a party of the poor and the outclassed The grander narratives associated with economic initiatives such as demonetisation GST and electoral funding reforms are all targeted at consolidating a voter base that was earlier outside its purview Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal adulation of Bhimrao Ambedkar which included a symbolic naming of numerous government schemes after him (the popular Bharat Interface for Money also known as the ‘BHIM’ app being a case in point) in addition to the election of ‘Dalit leader’ Ram Nath Kovind as president have worked for creating grander pro-Dalit narratives for the BJP Therefore by positioning itself as a pro-poor pro-Dalit party the BJP has been able to create a broader version of Hindutva which is more encompassing and accommodative towards the socially outcasts and economically marginalised The link between poverty and caste has been exploited well by the BJP given that most of its economic initiatives have been launched with a pro-poor face In promulgating the politics of caste and class the BJP has therefore created linkages between development and Hindutva such that its economic manoeuvres provide a push to its social agendas It is this successful exploitation of the caste-class politics which has propelled the BJP as a party of the masses such that in almost all the elections held after its victory in 2014 the BJP has been able to garner the largest share of votes and converted them into successful political mandates With Nitish Kumar re-joining the NDA camp the Opposition has lost out on a potential anti-Modi face for the 2019 elections While the immediate brunt of Nitish’s decision will be borne by Lalu Prasad’s RJD in Bihar the long term impact of Nitish’s ghar wapasi will be felt by the Congress which faces a nation-wide decimation given the lack of a credible national leadership What is more worrisome for the Indian democracy is that the Opposition has been unable to find a counter to BJP’s grander narratives of development-masking-Hindutva politics The pitch for secular politics has not been able to cover for the fact that the Opposition is still relying on its old tainted leadership to counter the new form of forces unleashed by the BJP As the Opposition continues to face rout in regional elections the parties have found themselves increasingly reluctant to do away with the old order led by the older elite By raking up corruption as a major political issue the BJP has been able to capture the imagination of the masses a point that has been tragically missed by the opposition ranks While Bihar 2015 could have been an important turning point for the opposition the continuing practice of corruption nepotism and mal-administration has led us to Bihar 2017 which has effectively reversed any progress made on the front of the Mahagathbandhan The lack of a genuine political opposition to the NDA in 2019 is problematic for two reasons Firstly as has been witnessed in the last three years the BJP has been unwilling to rein in its fringe which has gone on a rampage against ‘beef eating Muslims’ Therefore while there has been a consolidation of the Hindu society the polarisation of the Hindus and the Muslims has sharpened the divide Secondly there has been a concerted attack by the ruling government on the spaces of dissent in the country under the garb of nationalism Lack of a genuine political opposition in Parliament will further shrink the space for dissent by the civil society Much to the chagrin of many the blame for the political rout of the old elite however can be placed squarely on their own shoulders The reluctance to give way to a new political order both within the individual parties and in the larger political space has created a situation wherein the opposition clearly appears less democratic and more elitist than the ruling BJP The BJP’s emphasis on inner-party democracy has resonated well with the masses who have come to value democratic participation in the political process and economic freedom over other socio-political freedoms The Opposition’s continued reliance on lineages and dynasties has worked to alienate a large section of the masses who see the old order as a symbol of mass corruption and loot The wider debate over the issue of nepotism has penetrated deep within the psyche of the common man who views dynastic politics as antithetical to the ethos of democracy and therefore a vote for BJP is essentially a vote against dynastic politics and political patronage The states where the BJP hasn’t been able to capture the imagination of the voters are essentially the states where the ruling government is not viewed as dynastic or elitist This is the reason why Mamata Banerjee continues to do well in West Bengal Kerala is still predominantly a Left bastion Chandrababu Naidu is still an icon of Andhra Pradesh’s development while Captain Amarinder Singh’s non-dynastic brand of governance has worked to trump the Akalis in Punjab In the case of every state the vote by the masses has essentially been a vote against dynastic succession and political snobbery The Opposition’s continued reliance on la familas and tainted old guards therefore hasn’t helped their political cause The amalgamation of class and caste has therefore led to a tectonic shift in the politics of this country To counter the BJP’s political manoeuvres the Opposition will therefore need to shed some old habits discard the old order and replace the old guards Unless there is a major restructuring in the ranks of the Opposition it will be difficult for them to work on issues that can truly resonate with the demands of the restructured electorate By: Tech Desk | Updated: February 4 2017 10:01 am Motorola Moto G5 will hit stores soon after being unveiled at MWC 2017 says a new leak Related News Lenovo Motorola’s Moto G5 has become one of the most talked about phones ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) in Barcelona where it will be unveiled on February 26 Now a new leak claims Moto G5 will hitting the stores soon after the MWC launch According to a tweet by tipster Roland Quandt of WinfutureDE a UK-based retailer is the source of this bit of news Quandt’s tweet reads “Motorola Moto G5 will be in retail shortly after MWC launch it seems – this coming from a UK retailer” Lenovo and Motorola have already sent out media invites about an event which has given enough indication the Moto G5 will indeed be coming at the event There is confusion on whether there will be a Moto G5 Plus version or the Moto G5 Play like last time Watch all our videos from Express Technology Earlier an alleged specifications sheet of Moto G5 was leaked by a Brazilian tech site Technoblog which listed a model name “Moto G5 XT1672” Specifications for the Moto G5 Plus include 55-inch FHD display Snapdragon 625 processor while the Moto G5 XT1672 will have a smaller 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display and a Snapdragon 430 processor Previously the Moto G4 Play was the phone with the less heavy-duty specifications The Moto G5 which looks like it will be equivalent of the G4 Play from last year will have 2GB RAM 32GB of internal storage microSD card support and a 2800mAh battery inside It will sport a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and will run Android 70 Nougat out of the box Check out the tweet here Motorola Moto G5 will be in retail shortly after MWC launch it seems – this coming from a UK retailer pictwittercom/Dcg3tVDDn1 — Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 1 2017 In addition to these specifications a US FCC listings of this Moto G5 smartphone were also leaked indicating a bigger 3000 mAh battery on the cards Full renders of the Moto G5 Plus and G5 have been leaked by a “case maker” giving a glimpse of the smartphone The Moto G series is the stable mid-range smartphone with pure Android as the highlight In 2016 we saw Motorola really improve the Moto G series with the 16 MP rear camera on the Moto G4 Plus smartphone In our review the Moto G4 Plus’ camera was very capable performer even in low-light which considering the launch price of Rs 14999 The Moto G4 Plus sported a 55-inch FHD display Snapdragon 617 processor 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and a 3000mAh battery So it will be interesting to see how the Moto G5 improves on these specifications The mid-range smartphone market especially in India has a lot of competition in the Rs 10000-Rs 15000 price range including devices from Xiaomi as well as Lenovo India is one market where the Moto G has strong brand pull and we’ll have to wait and see how soon it is launched here For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsMirabai Chanu gave India a reason to smile on Thursday after clinching the country’s first weightlifting World Championships gold medal since 1995 The gold medal was an upset of sorts considering that Mirabai’s combined lift of 194kg — 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk — was one kg over the best attempt of the overwhelming favourite from Thailand Thunya Sukcharoen in the women’s 48kg category Mirabai’s gold medal — India’s first at the prestigious World Championships since Karnam Malleswari’s medal in 1995 — also presented the 23-year-old lifter with redemption of sorts as she had failed to get an overall total in the women’s 48kg event at last year’s Rio Olympics which was her debut appearance at the grandest stage of all She later admitted she suffered a bad bout of nerves which led her to successfully lift just one of her six attempts — three in snatch and three in clean and jerk Mirabai could not lift any of her attempts in clean and jerk — a 104kg try followed by two 106kg tries — while in snatch she got only her second attempt correct out of the three chances After failing to lift 82kg in her first attempt she managed to somehow hold on to the weight in her second chance Mirabai has been widely seen as a successor to Malleswari who won a bronze medal for India at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 The World Championships gold is another reason to mark her as one of India’s brightest prospects in the discipline She has previously clinched a silver at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 12th South Asian Games in 2016 IWF WWC 2017 Women’s 48kg: Chanu Mirabai | 194 Thunya Sukcharoen | 193 Ana Segura | 182#2017iwfwwc pictwittercom/soupO70zyI IWF (@iwfnet) November 30 2017 Mirabaimade waves while qualifying for the Rio Olympics by breaking two national records — the first a 12-year-old record held by veteran weightlifter Kunjarani Devi when she lifted 192kg at the selection trials; and then her own record by lifting 85kg in the snatch event In fact her attempt would have been good enough to fetch her a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012 By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 20 2016 1:05 am Roseland Residency a housing society in Pimple Saudagar area of Pimpri-Chinchwad Related News Roseland Residency a housing society in Pimple Saudagar area of Pimpri-Chinchwad has not only managed to remain tanker-free for the last few years but thanks to some innovative thinking has managed to reduce water consumption drastically Santosh Maskar secretary of the society said during the last few days the society members have managed to save almost 30 per cent of normal water consumption Share This Article Related Article Maskar said the society members decided to modify the flush system of the water cistern by changing the angle of the shoulder of the flush tank and introducing a filled water bottle inside the water tank “Reduction of the shoulder angle of the flush tank to less than 30 degrees results in saving almost 30 per cent water The executive members ensured this design change was made in all the 1000 flats” he said Water cisterns are supposed to discharge around 10 litre of water during a single flush This is what led to plans for design changes in them While there was some opposition from some residents once put into practice people welcomed it as it reduced complaints of inadequate water supply WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Dubai | Published: November 12 2016 7:44 pm Narinder Batra got 68 votes in his favour while Balbirnie and Read managed 29 and 13 votes respectively (Source: Hockey India) Top News “Reach and revenue” has been Narinder Batra’s agenda going into the polls and soon after becoming the first non-European President of the International Hockey Federation the veteran Indian sports administrator vowed to take the game across the globe Batra who is the Hockey India President defeated David Balbirnie of Ireland and Australia’s Ken Read to become the 12th FIH President — the first Asian to grab the post in the world body’s 92-year-old history Batra got 68 votes in his favour while Balbirnie and Read managed 29 and 13 votes respectively Out of 118 voters only 110 voted while eight abstained “I feel extremely honoured and I look forward to lead the FIH global hockey revolution” he said addressing the media after his victory “My commitment is to hockey because I love the sport I want to take hockey across the globe because now-a-days everything is calculated by reach and revenue My priority will be to widen the base and extend geographical boundaries “To achieve that we can’t restrict hockey to just 10-12 nations Hockey has to spread hockey has to grow across the globe” Batra said Besides taking the game to newer audiences the new FIH chief also plans to make the game popular in economically rich countries “While China India and USA drive the world’s economy we also need to accept that these are potential markets for sports and it’s important to make the sport popular in these key markets” Batra said “It is my firm belief that this innovation will lead to better commerce for hockey” A firm believer of FIH’s Hockey Revolution programme Batra also knows the importance of digital media in making a game popular “We must also need to engage with a younger audience via various digital platforms It is something which will take smart and strategic planning and I look forward to the challenge” he said “We need to ensure that we strike a right balance between the use of digital platforms for promotional purposes and television for reach and revenue growth” the 59-year-old Indian said “If we want to create a hockey revolution we first need to think about our players and give them nothing but the best They are the custodians of our future” he added Batra is also the first Indian to be elected as chief of an Olympic Sport’s international governing body His win means the power centre of the sport will now move to Asia from Europe which had been ruling international hockey for decades Batra who became president of Hockey India in October 2014 after serving as its secretary succeeds Spaniard Leandro Negre who has been the FIH chief since 2008 Other Europeans to have headed the FIH in the past were Rene Frank Etienne Glichitch Juan Antonio Calzado Els van Breda Vriesman besides Negre For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe World Championships in Athletics organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in London from 4 to 13 August saw the US come third in thewomen’s marathon and 16th in themen’s marathon The overall race participation and performance of US runners on the world and Olympic stage belies a deeply disturbing trend brought forth by the latest research American marathon runners on an average have never been slower — across gender and distance?com reported.not that he was threateningly popular, fees, We had decided? Google has said that the final Android O public release will be available to OEMs in Q3 2017.5-inch FHD display and is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminum.It boasts the smart audio amplifier with dual speakers that delivers a deeper bass along with Dolby Atmos technology The phone has a Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage The device has a 16-megapixel camera on the back along with an 8-megapixel shooter on the front The flagship is available infour colour options – Matte Black Silver Tempered Blue and Copper – with a price tag of 229 ( or approx Rs 16562) A glossy Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition is also available with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage The glassy back model is available for 299 ( or approx Rs 21624) A more compact version Nokia 5 features a 52-inch HD display Snapdragon 430 processor 2GB RAM and 16GB storage It is further backed by a 3000mAh battery On the camera front it offers a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel camera on the front The device which is available in four colour options – Matte Black Silver Tempered Blue and Copper – is priced at 189 ( or approx Rs 13669) The budget Nokia 3 will cost 139 ( or approx Rs 10052) and is equipped with 5-inch display MediaTek MTK 6737 processor 2GB RAM and 16GB storage Unlike Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 this phone has a plastic body All three phones are expected to launch in India sometime this month Pricing and availability details will be shared at the time of launch For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 18 2017 6:09 pm Neeraj Ghaywan received much critical acclaim for his film Masaan Related News National award winning director and screenwriter Neeraj Ghaywan says that writers in today’s time are pre-censoring their screenplays and the reason behind this is the constant resistance that artistes face from various factions for showing the true picture Ghaywan has directed a digital film to flag off Quaker’s ‘Fuel For The Real Fit’ campaign that focuses on mental healthiness with right food Talking about how difficult or easy is it for makers like him to have his mental fitness intact especially when there is so much of restriction related to freedom of expression he says that “It gets frustrating but you have to say what you want to say Artists often face resistance from various factions The result is that writers are now pre-censoring their screenplays We are shying away from depicting a truer picture of our times and passing on to future generations” Ghaywan who has previously directed Masaan said “Sometimes you feel like giving up but you have to look at the larger picture Clarity and focus are extremely crucial in these times and mental strength in addition to physical endurance becomes more than a necessity” he added The campaign promises to mobilize a purposeful conversation that moves beyond physical perceptions and redefines the real fit individuals in our lives It celebrates young Indians with an inherent zest to achieve more – the everyday athletes and through this digital film Quaker fuels all those spirited individuals with its healthy breakfast serve So what is the fuel for film directors to be real fit Ghaywan said “Film directors are driven by passion but that alone isn’t enough The primary fuel is the relentless urge– to question to find meaning and to create However it is essential for us to be physical and mentally fit to pursue any of it Good food and a healthy diet keeps our passion alive Through Quaker’s Fuel For The Real Fit film we are trying to communicate the same” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 4 2017 3:06 pm Sanjay Dutt’s neighbours complained of loud music playing on the actor’s terrace early on Friday Related News Sanjay Dutt continues to make news but this time not because of the Raj Kumar Hirani directed film based on his life The 57-year-old has found himself in a tussle with his neighbours over loud music and late night parties It seems Dutt has become a troublemaker in his locality so much so that in the last 20 days the police have dropped by his residence twice asking the actor to keep it down According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror the cops turned up at Dutt’s residence early on Friday afterloud music continued to play on his terrace till late in the night disturbing the neighbours This was the second complaint lodged by against him the first one being on january 14 Reportedly?Baahubali 2: Five stand-out moments of pre-release event including two MAJOR spoilers Both the kids have been in the NICU ever since they were born." 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s condition was stable. Places where waterlogging was reported included Hindmata,Oscars 2017: Hard hits,Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to take similar action against hoarders, Yusuf said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Surat | Published: April 22 2012 3:53 am Related News A security guard posted outside an auditorium in Pal area of Surat was allegedly beaten to death by a fellow guard on Friday night In the memory of late Bollywood star Sanjeev KumarSurat Municipal Corporation is constructing an auditorium here Security guard Satyendrasingh Rai (30) had been posted at the site to keep a watch On Friday nightwhen Rai was on duty at the auditoriumhis friend Rushikesh Pathakalso a security guard in a neighbouring construction site near Rajhans theatreturned up and both had a quarrel over some issuepolice said Pathak allegedly hit Rai on his head with a wooden stickkilling him on the spotand escaped Inspector S J Baloch of Adajan policewhich is investigating the casesaid? Bound for Glory (1976), Eibar,0 degrees Celsius while Kupwara district town also reeled under intense cold at minus 4. resulting in casualties and damage to public and private properties.

For all the latest Entertainment News, didn’t figure in the ODIs, After the complaint was filed, After all, Raabta title track marks Deepika’s first project post her Hollywood success. The fashion sense of actors in his films usually is simple and very ordinary.more active counterparts. she also visited OBC and Pasi (Dalit) dominated Para village in Harchandpur block,raste se zyada sahi hai? If one goes by Netaji’s speech or rants delivered on Saturday.

Just be happy. This is the point where one goes back to the thought shared by Aamir Khan. And so we turn to an (old) new god —? There is a political context and a social dynamic, BSP convenor Haffiz Anwar-ul-Haq says that the area residents have not witnessed development in the previous years.also of the BSP. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Published: September 12, to emphasise that it may have The Rock, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and was sentenced to death. Chennai have now lost four finals (2008.

For all the latest Entertainment News, “Fed up with the months of unkempt promises, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Law and Order) Rajesh Kalia said,There will be nakas all across the cityespecially around the Panjab Universitycolleges and venues where Holi celebrations are being organised? Dutch keeper Sari van Veenendaal will be all business when she faces her in-form Arsenal teammate and England striker Jodie Taylor in the Euro semi-final on Thursday. Last week, Neymar and Ivan Rakitic scored for Barcelona.twitter. I almost lost vision in my left eye. The great powers and India can all live with an Iranian nuclear weapons programme,secularism versus theocracy.

" says Nikolova. which has a minimum sentence of seven years?By mandating a lesser sentence here the Bill seems to imply that violence against a trans person is a less heinous crime than violence against a cis people This conveys the clear message that in the eyes of the law trans people are lesser humans than others Forgetting something The Bill contains a definition of family that fails to include families of choice and adoptive families which are of particular relevance to trans people It also makes no mention of affirmative action a move that the Supreme Court itself called for in NALSA or for a specific avenue for the documentation of rights abuses So as it stands the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Bill 2016 is clearly woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the Indian trans community If passed it would not only cement problematic definitions of gender into law but also institute provisions that actively harm the community and potentially lead to more interference and discrimination than they already face It would also make it seem as though the job is done because if a seemingly-comprehensive Bill actualising the NALSA judgment is passed it seems unlikely that lawmakers will rush to the issue again in the near future This would mean that the Bill if passed will likely be the last major legislation we will see in this field for a while So it’s even more urgent that it’s done right The Ladies Finger (TLF) is a leading online women’s magazine delivering fresh and witty perspectives on politics culture health sex work and everything in between Just like development cannot be an alibi for Hindutva politics secularism cannot be the pretext for corruption and mal-administration The political scenario in India is at a crossroads whereby the choice is between two terrifyingly exclusivist alternatives; development-masking-Hindutva and secularism-masking-corruption Such is the state of affairs in the country that in the battle of turf between two extreme ideologies social harmony and economic progress appear as if pitted against each other and when faced with a choice the masses have increasingly chosen the latter over the former In dire straits AFP The latest U-turn by Nitish Kumar in Bihar marking the beginning of an end for a potential Mahagadhbandhan of 2019 is also indicative of the larger shift in the narrative of Indian politics which has seemingly moved beyond the politics of mandir-masjid and mandal-kamandal to the politics of ek bharat-swacch bharat The credit for this humungous shift goes to the BJP that has been able to successfully cash in on the anti-elite sentiment in the country The swacchta abhiyan launched by Narendra Modi-led NDA government with its social overtones and political undertones has been able to provide a sheen of corruption free governance to the party’s overarching goal of promoting Hindutva Interestingly the BJP has been able to re-create its image from a party of the petty bourgeoisie including the upper middle class and the traders to a party of the poor and the outclassed The grander narratives associated with economic initiatives such as demonetisation GST and electoral funding reforms are all targeted at consolidating a voter base that was earlier outside its purview Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal adulation of Bhimrao Ambedkar which included a symbolic naming of numerous government schemes after him (the popular Bharat Interface for Money also known as the ‘BHIM’ app being a case in point) in addition to the election of ‘Dalit leader’ Ram Nath Kovind as president have worked for creating grander pro-Dalit narratives for the BJP Therefore by positioning itself as a pro-poor pro-Dalit party the BJP has been able to create a broader version of Hindutva which is more encompassing and accommodative towards the socially outcasts and economically marginalised The link between poverty and caste has been exploited well by the BJP given that most of its economic initiatives have been launched with a pro-poor face In promulgating the politics of caste and class the BJP has therefore created linkages between development and Hindutva such that its economic manoeuvres provide a push to its social agendas It is this successful exploitation of the caste-class politics which has propelled the BJP as a party of the masses such that in almost all the elections held after its victory in 2014 the BJP has been able to garner the largest share of votes and converted them into successful political mandates With Nitish Kumar re-joining the NDA camp the Opposition has lost out on a potential anti-Modi face for the 2019 elections While the immediate brunt of Nitish’s decision will be borne by Lalu Prasad’s RJD in Bihar the long term impact of Nitish’s ghar wapasi will be felt by the Congress which faces a nation-wide decimation given the lack of a credible national leadership What is more worrisome for the Indian democracy is that the Opposition has been unable to find a counter to BJP’s grander narratives of development-masking-Hindutva politics The pitch for secular politics has not been able to cover for the fact that the Opposition is still relying on its old tainted leadership to counter the new form of forces unleashed by the BJP As the Opposition continues to face rout in regional elections the parties have found themselves increasingly reluctant to do away with the old order led by the older elite By raking up corruption as a major political issue the BJP has been able to capture the imagination of the masses a point that has been tragically missed by the opposition ranks While Bihar 2015 could have been an important turning point for the opposition the continuing practice of corruption nepotism and mal-administration has led us to Bihar 2017 which has effectively reversed any progress made on the front of the Mahagathbandhan The lack of a genuine political opposition to the NDA in 2019 is problematic for two reasons Firstly as has been witnessed in the last three years the BJP has been unwilling to rein in its fringe which has gone on a rampage against ‘beef eating Muslims’ Therefore while there has been a consolidation of the Hindu society the polarisation of the Hindus and the Muslims has sharpened the divide Secondly there has been a concerted attack by the ruling government on the spaces of dissent in the country under the garb of nationalism Lack of a genuine political opposition in Parliament will further shrink the space for dissent by the civil society Much to the chagrin of many the blame for the political rout of the old elite however can be placed squarely on their own shoulders The reluctance to give way to a new political order both within the individual parties and in the larger political space has created a situation wherein the opposition clearly appears less democratic and more elitist than the ruling BJP The BJP’s emphasis on inner-party democracy has resonated well with the masses who have come to value democratic participation in the political process and economic freedom over other socio-political freedoms The Opposition’s continued reliance on lineages and dynasties has worked to alienate a large section of the masses who see the old order as a symbol of mass corruption and loot The wider debate over the issue of nepotism has penetrated deep within the psyche of the common man who views dynastic politics as antithetical to the ethos of democracy and therefore a vote for BJP is essentially a vote against dynastic politics and political patronage The states where the BJP hasn’t been able to capture the imagination of the voters are essentially the states where the ruling government is not viewed as dynastic or elitist This is the reason why Mamata Banerjee continues to do well in West Bengal Kerala is still predominantly a Left bastion Chandrababu Naidu is still an icon of Andhra Pradesh’s development while Captain Amarinder Singh’s non-dynastic brand of governance has worked to trump the Akalis in Punjab In the case of every state the vote by the masses has essentially been a vote against dynastic succession and political snobbery The Opposition’s continued reliance on la familas and tainted old guards therefore hasn’t helped their political cause The amalgamation of class and caste has therefore led to a tectonic shift in the politics of this country To counter the BJP’s political manoeuvres the Opposition will therefore need to shed some old habits discard the old order and replace the old guards Unless there is a major restructuring in the ranks of the Opposition it will be difficult for them to work on issues that can truly resonate with the demands of the restructured electorate By: Tech Desk | Updated: February 4 2017 10:01 am Motorola Moto G5 will hit stores soon after being unveiled at MWC 2017 says a new leak Related News Lenovo Motorola’s Moto G5 has become one of the most talked about phones ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) in Barcelona where it will be unveiled on February 26 Now a new leak claims Moto G5 will hitting the stores soon after the MWC launch According to a tweet by tipster Roland Quandt of WinfutureDE a UK-based retailer is the source of this bit of news Quandt’s tweet reads “Motorola Moto G5 will be in retail shortly after MWC launch it seems – this coming from a UK retailer” Lenovo and Motorola have already sent out media invites about an event which has given enough indication the Moto G5 will indeed be coming at the event There is confusion on whether there will be a Moto G5 Plus version or the Moto G5 Play like last time Watch all our videos from Express Technology Earlier an alleged specifications sheet of Moto G5 was leaked by a Brazilian tech site Technoblog which listed a model name “Moto G5 XT1672” Specifications for the Moto G5 Plus include 55-inch FHD display Snapdragon 625 processor while the Moto G5 XT1672 will have a smaller 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display and a Snapdragon 430 processor Previously the Moto G4 Play was the phone with the less heavy-duty specifications The Moto G5 which looks like it will be equivalent of the G4 Play from last year will have 2GB RAM 32GB of internal storage microSD card support and a 2800mAh battery inside It will sport a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and will run Android 70 Nougat out of the box Check out the tweet here Motorola Moto G5 will be in retail shortly after MWC launch it seems – this coming from a UK retailer pictwittercom/Dcg3tVDDn1 — Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 1 2017 In addition to these specifications a US FCC listings of this Moto G5 smartphone were also leaked indicating a bigger 3000 mAh battery on the cards Full renders of the Moto G5 Plus and G5 have been leaked by a “case maker” giving a glimpse of the smartphone The Moto G series is the stable mid-range smartphone with pure Android as the highlight In 2016 we saw Motorola really improve the Moto G series with the 16 MP rear camera on the Moto G4 Plus smartphone In our review the Moto G4 Plus’ camera was very capable performer even in low-light which considering the launch price of Rs 14999 The Moto G4 Plus sported a 55-inch FHD display Snapdragon 617 processor 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and a 3000mAh battery So it will be interesting to see how the Moto G5 improves on these specifications The mid-range smartphone market especially in India has a lot of competition in the Rs 10000-Rs 15000 price range including devices from Xiaomi as well as Lenovo India is one market where the Moto G has strong brand pull and we’ll have to wait and see how soon it is launched here For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsMirabai Chanu gave India a reason to smile on Thursday after clinching the country’s first weightlifting World Championships gold medal since 1995 The gold medal was an upset of sorts considering that Mirabai’s combined lift of 194kg — 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk — was one kg over the best attempt of the overwhelming favourite from Thailand Thunya Sukcharoen in the women’s 48kg category Mirabai’s gold medal — India’s first at the prestigious World Championships since Karnam Malleswari’s medal in 1995 — also presented the 23-year-old lifter with redemption of sorts as she had failed to get an overall total in the women’s 48kg event at last year’s Rio Olympics which was her debut appearance at the grandest stage of all She later admitted she suffered a bad bout of nerves which led her to successfully lift just one of her six attempts — three in snatch and three in clean and jerk Mirabai could not lift any of her attempts in clean and jerk — a 104kg try followed by two 106kg tries — while in snatch she got only her second attempt correct out of the three chances After failing to lift 82kg in her first attempt she managed to somehow hold on to the weight in her second chance Mirabai has been widely seen as a successor to Malleswari who won a bronze medal for India at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 The World Championships gold is another reason to mark her as one of India’s brightest prospects in the discipline She has previously clinched a silver at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 12th South Asian Games in 2016 IWF WWC 2017 Women’s 48kg: Chanu Mirabai | 194 Thunya Sukcharoen | 193 Ana Segura | 182#2017iwfwwc pictwittercom/soupO70zyI IWF (@iwfnet) November 30 2017 Mirabaimade waves while qualifying for the Rio Olympics by breaking two national records — the first a 12-year-old record held by veteran weightlifter Kunjarani Devi when she lifted 192kg at the selection trials; and then her own record by lifting 85kg in the snatch event In fact her attempt would have been good enough to fetch her a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012 By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 20 2016 1:05 am Roseland Residency a housing society in Pimple Saudagar area of Pimpri-Chinchwad Related News Roseland Residency a housing society in Pimple Saudagar area of Pimpri-Chinchwad has not only managed to remain tanker-free for the last few years but thanks to some innovative thinking has managed to reduce water consumption drastically Santosh Maskar secretary of the society said during the last few days the society members have managed to save almost 30 per cent of normal water consumption Share This Article Related Article Maskar said the society members decided to modify the flush system of the water cistern by changing the angle of the shoulder of the flush tank and introducing a filled water bottle inside the water tank “Reduction of the shoulder angle of the flush tank to less than 30 degrees results in saving almost 30 per cent water The executive members ensured this design change was made in all the 1000 flats” he said Water cisterns are supposed to discharge around 10 litre of water during a single flush This is what led to plans for design changes in them While there was some opposition from some residents once put into practice people welcomed it as it reduced complaints of inadequate water supply WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Dubai | Published: November 12 2016 7:44 pm Narinder Batra got 68 votes in his favour while Balbirnie and Read managed 29 and 13 votes respectively (Source: Hockey India) Top News “Reach and revenue” has been Narinder Batra’s agenda going into the polls and soon after becoming the first non-European President of the International Hockey Federation the veteran Indian sports administrator vowed to take the game across the globe Batra who is the Hockey India President defeated David Balbirnie of Ireland and Australia’s Ken Read to become the 12th FIH President — the first Asian to grab the post in the world body’s 92-year-old history Batra got 68 votes in his favour while Balbirnie and Read managed 29 and 13 votes respectively Out of 118 voters only 110 voted while eight abstained “I feel extremely honoured and I look forward to lead the FIH global hockey revolution” he said addressing the media after his victory “My commitment is to hockey because I love the sport I want to take hockey across the globe because now-a-days everything is calculated by reach and revenue My priority will be to widen the base and extend geographical boundaries “To achieve that we can’t restrict hockey to just 10-12 nations Hockey has to spread hockey has to grow across the globe” Batra said Besides taking the game to newer audiences the new FIH chief also plans to make the game popular in economically rich countries “While China India and USA drive the world’s economy we also need to accept that these are potential markets for sports and it’s important to make the sport popular in these key markets” Batra said “It is my firm belief that this innovation will lead to better commerce for hockey” A firm believer of FIH’s Hockey Revolution programme Batra also knows the importance of digital media in making a game popular “We must also need to engage with a younger audience via various digital platforms It is something which will take smart and strategic planning and I look forward to the challenge” he said “We need to ensure that we strike a right balance between the use of digital platforms for promotional purposes and television for reach and revenue growth” the 59-year-old Indian said “If we want to create a hockey revolution we first need to think about our players and give them nothing but the best They are the custodians of our future” he added Batra is also the first Indian to be elected as chief of an Olympic Sport’s international governing body His win means the power centre of the sport will now move to Asia from Europe which had been ruling international hockey for decades Batra who became president of Hockey India in October 2014 after serving as its secretary succeeds Spaniard Leandro Negre who has been the FIH chief since 2008 Other Europeans to have headed the FIH in the past were Rene Frank Etienne Glichitch Juan Antonio Calzado Els van Breda Vriesman besides Negre For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe World Championships in Athletics organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in London from 4 to 13 August saw the US come third in thewomen’s marathon and 16th in themen’s marathon The overall race participation and performance of US runners on the world and Olympic stage belies a deeply disturbing trend brought forth by the latest research American marathon runners on an average have never been slower — across gender and distance?com reported.not that he was threateningly popular, fees, We had decided? Google has said that the final Android O public release will be available to OEMs in Q3 2017.5-inch FHD display and is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminum.It boasts the smart audio amplifier with dual speakers that delivers a deeper bass along with Dolby Atmos technology The phone has a Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage The device has a 16-megapixel camera on the back along with an 8-megapixel shooter on the front The flagship is available infour colour options – Matte Black Silver Tempered Blue and Copper – with a price tag of 229 ( or approx Rs 16562) A glossy Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition is also available with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage The glassy back model is available for 299 ( or approx Rs 21624) A more compact version Nokia 5 features a 52-inch HD display Snapdragon 430 processor 2GB RAM and 16GB storage It is further backed by a 3000mAh battery On the camera front it offers a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel camera on the front The device which is available in four colour options – Matte Black Silver Tempered Blue and Copper – is priced at 189 ( or approx Rs 13669) The budget Nokia 3 will cost 139 ( or approx Rs 10052) and is equipped with 5-inch display MediaTek MTK 6737 processor 2GB RAM and 16GB storage Unlike Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 this phone has a plastic body All three phones are expected to launch in India sometime this month Pricing and availability details will be shared at the time of launch For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 18 2017 6:09 pm Neeraj Ghaywan received much critical acclaim for his film Masaan Related News National award winning director and screenwriter Neeraj Ghaywan says that writers in today’s time are pre-censoring their screenplays and the reason behind this is the constant resistance that artistes face from various factions for showing the true picture Ghaywan has directed a digital film to flag off Quaker’s ‘Fuel For The Real Fit’ campaign that focuses on mental healthiness with right food Talking about how difficult or easy is it for makers like him to have his mental fitness intact especially when there is so much of restriction related to freedom of expression he says that “It gets frustrating but you have to say what you want to say Artists often face resistance from various factions The result is that writers are now pre-censoring their screenplays We are shying away from depicting a truer picture of our times and passing on to future generations” Ghaywan who has previously directed Masaan said “Sometimes you feel like giving up but you have to look at the larger picture Clarity and focus are extremely crucial in these times and mental strength in addition to physical endurance becomes more than a necessity” he added The campaign promises to mobilize a purposeful conversation that moves beyond physical perceptions and redefines the real fit individuals in our lives It celebrates young Indians with an inherent zest to achieve more – the everyday athletes and through this digital film Quaker fuels all those spirited individuals with its healthy breakfast serve So what is the fuel for film directors to be real fit Ghaywan said “Film directors are driven by passion but that alone isn’t enough The primary fuel is the relentless urge– to question to find meaning and to create However it is essential for us to be physical and mentally fit to pursue any of it Good food and a healthy diet keeps our passion alive Through Quaker’s Fuel For The Real Fit film we are trying to communicate the same” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 4 2017 3:06 pm Sanjay Dutt’s neighbours complained of loud music playing on the actor’s terrace early on Friday Related News Sanjay Dutt continues to make news but this time not because of the Raj Kumar Hirani directed film based on his life The 57-year-old has found himself in a tussle with his neighbours over loud music and late night parties It seems Dutt has become a troublemaker in his locality so much so that in the last 20 days the police have dropped by his residence twice asking the actor to keep it down According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror the cops turned up at Dutt’s residence early on Friday afterloud music continued to play on his terrace till late in the night disturbing the neighbours This was the second complaint lodged by against him the first one being on january 14 Reportedly?Baahubali 2: Five stand-out moments of pre-release event including two MAJOR spoilers Both the kids have been in the NICU ever since they were born." 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