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Overall, with legendary scriptwriters Salim-Javed recently. “Oh …! and saw the film ‘Sairat’ the Marathi wonder… What a great cinematic experience… What a movie” Amitabh tweeted on Wednesday Directed by Nagraj Manjule the film talks about the relationship between two teenagers who face several challenges before eloping The film is said to be one of the highest grossing Marathi films Sairat which released on April 29 last year is Manjule’s second feature movie after Fandry which bagged the ‘Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director’ at the 61st National Film Awards Like his first highly acclaimed film Fandry in Sairat too Manjule deals with the dynamics of the caste system as applied to a love affair between a backward caste boy and a privileged class girl For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe Allahabad High Court has come down strongly on the issue of triple talaq saying the rights of a person cannot be violated under the name of "personal law" The court expressed this opinion while hearing a case involving a divorce granted through the contentious practice of triple talaq In name of personal law basic human rights of women cannot be violated: Allahabad High Court while hearing case a triple talaq case — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 9 2017 Muslim men can’t gv divorce in this wayit’s agnst right of equality;personal law can only be implemented undr the constitution:Allahabad HC — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 9 2017 Muslim men cannot separate from their wives following this practice the court said calling triple talaq against the constitutional right of equality Representational image Reuters The court also said that personal law may be applicable only within the purview of the Constitution and thatafatwa which is contrary to the justice system is not valid "No fatwa can be contrary to someone’s rights" the court said Theobservation comes in the wake of discussion and debate getting vocal about the validity of the Muslim Law Board and the court’s judgment is a boost for women petitioners involved in divorce cases granted through triple talaq The Allahabad High Court had earlier called it "instant divorce" and saidit’s "most demeaning"and"impedes and drags India from becoming a nation" "The question which disturbs the court is —should Muslim wives suffer this tyranny for all times Should their personal law remain so cruel towards these unfortunate wives Whether the personal law can be amended suitably to alleviate their sufferings The judicial conscience is disturbed at this monstrosity" the court had said then On 30 March this year the Supreme Court referred the triple talaq issue to a constitutional bench which will hear the matter on 11 May A five-member bench will be constituted by the top court to hear the matter The apex court will be hearing a clutch of petitions demanding a ban on the triple talaq practice With inputs from agencies Updated: April 15 2014 11:36 pm The use of fascism can’t be subject to an inflexible law of historical verification: it is the flip side of an equally imprecise use of and concern for democracy PTI Related News BY:Sanjay Srivastava Let’s not carp about terms We’re talking of certain styles of leadership and the strategic use of identity politics for purposes of power In thearticle ‘Regarding fascism’ Pratap Bhanu Mehta admonishes left and “liberal” opinion for characterising Narendra Modi as a “fascist” and suggests that these are the bleatings of an old elite scared of the imminent decline of its privileged status (IE April 11) The real story Mehta says is that a vast number of citizens (the non-elite and a new elite presumably) are concerned about stymied economic growth under the UPA regime And that economic growth is the panacea for violent identity politics You don’t have to be a supporter of either the old elite (a sociologically impossible category to define nowadays) or the Congress to suggest that this perspective begs interrogation It is of course technically correct that “fascism” refers to certain historical conditions — those present in post-World War I Italy for example — that cannot be found in 21st century India What many refer to as “fascism” in India cannot be said to be the spectre that terrorised early 20th century Europe The problem is that by this logic we would not be able to use terms such as “democracy” “civil society” and “citizenship” for societies beyond the West Non-Western democracies civil societies and citizenship are surely quite different in both their past and present manifestations when compared to the models on which they are based And yet we do use these terms in India and a large amount of public discussion is based on them We don’t use them to measure how well we approximate to their source but rather to express an entire range of aspirations hopes and anxieties When democratic rights are threatened we don’t say “We shouldn’t really be using this term because it belongs to a different historical context” Similarly the use of fascism can’t be subject to an inflexible law of historical verification: it is the flip side of an equally imprecise use of and concern for democracy It reflects the characterisation of certain styles of leadership and the strategic use of identity politics for the purposes of power Is the carping on fascism the particular characteristic of an old elite in its death throes A “yes” to this question suggests we are clearly able to recognise the differences between the old elite and newer groups A great deal of social analysis flounders on the rocks of easy differentiations Irrespective of whether the old elite means culturally or economically privileged classes different sections within them provide support to “fascist” and “anti-fascist” forces This makes it impossible to sustain the notion of a homogenous old elite standing against the ideas of newly emerging groups There is in this way a great overlap of ideas between the historically privileged and the newly prospering (and those on the way) groups To cast criticism of Narendra Modi in old and new terms is to introduce a red herring into the discussion We already know what the old stands for the real question is about the nature of the new we are promised A key new promise is economic growth which the argument goes will blunt the edges of violent identitarianism But there is no straightforward answer to whether economic prosperity leads to greater or lesser inclinations towards identity-based politics and violence The events in Delhi in 1984 Mumbai in 1992 and Godhra in 2002 occurred within some of the most prosperous cities and states in India On the other hand some of the poorest areas do not witness similar kinds of violence Further afield the considerable prosperity of white South Africans did not make them less interested in Apartheid Economic growth is important but growth by itself does not create the conditions for harmonious relations between groups That is dependent upon a number of factors including the kind of political leadership we have The latter can either subscribe to or inhibit chauvinism That is the question being asked about Modi Given that Hindu nationalism has been more popular among urban — and hence generally better-off groups — than rural populations the equation between economic prosperity and violent identity politics is perplexing It is true there is widespread disillusionment with the established landscape of power However the choice in Indian politics has rarely been between the pure and the impure Rather it has mostly been about making the best of a bad system It is here that serious concerns about the qualifications of a prime ministerial candidate whose political career has been built upon violent identity politics lie It is not enough to dismiss Hindutva as a caricature of religious identity when it has real implications for the way we live This is why it is inadequate to frame the argument primarily in terms of whether it is historically accurate to call Modi a fascist This is not to suggest that other political parties do not resort to self-serving identity politics for electoral benefit or that “secular” parties are indeed just that The perspective that those who voice anti-Modi opinions do not similarly recognise the communalism practised by say the Samajwadi Party is unfair to the large body of public opinion that has been critical of both Modi and Mulayam Singh Yadav However Yadav has not been put forward as a prime ministerial candidate Mehta rightly asks for a critical examination of the kind of political culture we have nurtured At the heart of it may be a deep-rooted psychological desire for an all-powerful father figure as national leader This is where Manmohan Singh does not make the grade In any case it is proper to question — irrespective of the inadequacy of our vocabulary — whether the dawn that is promised is the one we have been waiting for The writer is professor of sociology Institute of Economic Growth Delhi University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: January 30 2017 3:21 am The wishlist of officials from the forthcoming budget includes working on the present shortcomings of rail tracks through utilisation of modern equipment and focusing on rail replacement across divisions Express Photo Top News Railway officials are hopeful that improving safety parameters will receive maximum attention in the upcoming budget where both general and rail budgets have been merged for the first time The wishlist of officials from the forthcoming budget includes working on the present shortcomings of rail tracks through utilisation of modern equipment and focusing on rail replacement across divisions Watch What Else Is Making News This comes after railways witnessed three major derailments over the past two months suspected to have been caused due to fractures in tracks After the Indore-Patna Express derailment at Pukhrayan in November followed by the derailment of Ajmer-Sealdah Express in Kanpur Hirakhand Express went off the rails in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district this month injuring many In the suburban division too more than 10 instances of rail fractures were reported on the Central Railway in the past few months that led to bunching of trains resulting delays Railway officials believe that funds could be concentrated towards buying more modern equipment which can detect rail fractures and initiate precautionary action “We lack modern equipment and system available in other countries that can detect problems in the tracks or inform about discrepancies With more funds allocated towards the same focus could be shifted on betterment of track system throughout” said a senior railway official While concentration on safety of tracks remained a priority for the Central Railway making operations smoother to run rakes was a major concern for the Western Railway Allocating funds to purchase better signalling system and maintenance of coaches were other priorities “Though our demands are focused on making the section smoother the board will take a holistic view of the demands and take a decision We have also pitched for asking more passenger amenities and increasing trespass control measures along with other demands to make operations smooth” said G C Agarwal General Manager Western Railway Heavy congestion due to operation of both main line and suburban services on tracks leave lesser time for its maintenance officials complained The funds allocated must be planned in such a way that enough personnel to repair the tracks taking simultaneous traffic blocks could be managed officials said “If more money is allotted towards the railway safety fund possibilities on wider implementation of broken rail detection system better track renewal could be aimed at Though funding comes in this year tender completion and arrangements for loco work will take years to get finalised Not only a sustained funding input is required a strategic plan also needs to be in place” a senior railway official concerned with safety said In order to undertake more safety upgrades proposal of a special fund called Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) is being planned which would see Rs 1 lakh crore capital infusion to be spread over a five-year period Officials believe that a minimum allocation of over Rs 10000 crore this year for safety of tracks must be made Also 47 new rakes for the suburban section along with elevated corridors could remain the big-ticket announcements officials said Procurement of new rakes forms a major part of Rs 10947-crore worth Mumbai Urban Transport Project III projects which were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Mumbai in December last year “Focus would remain to include the two elevated corridor projects including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)-Panvel and Bandra-Virar elevated corridors in the budget With a pertinent increase in the footfall of commuters beyond Bandra all the way to Virar starting work on this corridor primarily could be the aim” said a railway official “While the procurement of 47 rakes in two-three years could be assured doubts over their induction into the system continue if they are air-conditioned The time taken to repair and make A C rakes adjust to the congested suburban system could remain a challenge” another railway official said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Vikram S Mehta | Updated: September 5 2016 12:05 am Representational image Top News Many years ago when Shell was contemplating investment in a LNG Regasification terminal in Gujarat the management debated whether the company should first secure the customers and then spend the $ 700 million or so required Or whether it should invest ahead of the market and then leverage its supply capability to lock in the customers The industry practice at the time was to do the former This was because companies (and bankers) were loath to take the billion dollar plus exposure in the gas value-chain from exploration and production liquefaction cryogenic shipping regasification and then pipeline sales without the assurance of long-term “take or pay” supply contracts But this practice was not going to work in India Anchor customers were not going to foreclose their supply options especially because they had the possibility of accessing relatively cheaper coal So the real issue for Shell was whether it wished to take a “punt” on the Indian economy Whether it was prepared to bet that the potential demand for gas would outstrip indigenous supply and as a result the market for imported LNG would be strong and growing Shell took the “punt” and in time it paid off The price was competitive against alternative fuels and most important Gujarat created an intra-state gas pipeline grid This expanded the market and enabled Shell gas to reach industrial and residential customers Gas however does not seem to be increasing its share in our domestic energy basket This despite the fact that our PM has called for a transition to a gas-based economy and the landed price of LNG today at less than $ 5 per MMbtu is less than half what it was when Shell’s Hazira terminal commenced operations more than a decade back The price has in fact never been lower The reason is fundamentally because we have not built the gas pipeline infrastructure This is on account of three reasons One the Centre and states have different — and often clashing — views on the modus operandi and financials of a gas pipeline This has been a long standing problem The Kochi LNG Regasification terminal was commissioned years back but is currently running at only five to seven per cent capacity because Tamil Nadu wants the pipeline to be laid along the highways while GAIL argues that such a routing would be unnecessarily costly and it is the state government’s task to secure consent from landowners Two the bidding process for construction of pipelines has been compounded by inconsistent gas flows That is in part the result of the current formula of gas pricing; in part because of the dire financial situation of the power distribution companies who cannot afford to pay and in part the monopoly GAIL has over the industry The latter has introduced an element of uncertainty into the current “open access” regime wherein suppliers have right of access to all pipelines This is because GAIL is also a marketer of gas and therefore has a business interest in denying access to its competitors Three there has been a lack of innovative and creative thought in matters pertaining to financing of gas pipelines The economics of investment in this business is not fundamentally attractive It is capital-intensive; its utilisation rests on factors beyond the operators’ control and it generates utility rates of return So to get investment into this sector requires out-of-the-box thinking To redeem this situation I would suggest that the government contemplate three measures One it should announce that the creation of a national gas pipeline grid is of national importance and strategic significance It should then get all the state governments to read from the same script on issues like land acquisition right of ways environmental approvals tariff structures and taxation rates The PM should use the weight of his experience and understanding of energy business to bring this about Two it should create a national gas pipeline company in the public sector The mandate of this company should be to link all the regions through a national gas pipeline grid The company should be financed from the government’s balance sheet (a good case for viability gap funding); it should receive a fixed post tax return on equity with maybe upside incentive for efficient and safe operations and it should have no direct or indirect links to existing public sector companies GAIL should be asked to transfer all of its pipeline portfolio to this company They will of course resist this decision just as the ONGC fought to prevent the government from transferring its pipelines to GAIL almost four decades back The government should override these objections And finally the government should reexamine the gas pricing model Gas prices are currently linked to the prices in Russia the US and Canada This makes no sense as the gas markets in those countries are totally dissimilar to those in India Gas pricing should be linked to the Asia Pacific market Gas is a relatively clean fuel It is abundantly available in our region Its current price is competitive even against imported coal The government must therefore create the appropriate institutional structural and financial incentives for the rapid development of a national gas pipeline grid The Shell experience shows that it will not be a punt (The writer is the chairman of Brookings India and senior fellow Brookings Institution) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 26 2017 5:03 pm The 26-year-old Scream Queens star likes to mix high-end outfits with items from the bargain bin Related News Emma Roberts has lived most of her life in the spotlight and the actress says that now she has learned a lot about how to handle it The 26-year-old actress talked about how she has become proficient in maintaining a certain level of privacy when it comes to more personal aspects of her life such as relationships reported People magazine According to Emma Roberts it is extremely important to learn how to be “able to step away from it” “I mean I think it’s all about just really knowing who you are yourself And staying grounded with your family and with your friends “I think it’s easy to get so caught up in it because now with social media there is no stepping away really because even when you do it’s still all on your phone So I think (it’s about) figuring out how to really step away and kind of turn it off and make time for yourself and your real life” she said The Scream Queens star has been in an on-again off-again relationship with Evan Peters 30 since 2012 The two met while filming on the set of Adult World and got engaged in late 2013 They called it quits in June 2015 and have been largely on and off since then Also read:Johnny Depp’s former wife Amber Heard opens up about coming out asbisexual Emma Roberts who happens to be related to one of Hollywood’s A listers Julia Roberts gained her stardom after featuring in several films like Wild Child Nancy Drew Aquamarine Hotel For ogs The Art Of Getting By to name a few With inputs from PTI For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 24 2017 1:13 am Of the city’s total population 73 per cent is below 50 years of age Express Top News Pune City has been witnessing phenomenal growth in its population according to the Census report From 1691 lakh in 1991 it saw nearly 50 per cent jump and was 2538 lakh in 2001 The subsequent decade saw close to one-fourth jump in the population figures: it was 3115 lakh in 2011 Demography experts attribute this growth mainly to a handful of factors besides natural growth — advanced economic activities and a high rate of migration for work rise in student population and better transportation facilities in the city Traditionally known as a Pensioner’s Paradise the city is no longer so: it is increasingly emerging as the city for the young and the restless Younger population One look at the various population reports show that Pune is among the cities with largest youth population The rapid urbanisation has led to influx of youths in the city and 73 per cent of its total population is below 50 years of age As per the demographic survey conducted by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) while preparing development plan for city it was revealed that 33 per cent of the population was below 30 years while 40 per cent was between 30 years to 50 years “In the last 25 years especially there have been tremendous changes in the demography of the city One of the most important things that we see today is a younger Pune There has been a lot of migration especially of skilled labourers mainly due to the rise in the IT industry and the large-scale companies Migration of younger professionals means they were of child-bearing age and there has been a natural growth Given the kind of facilities that we have in terms of education many are buying houses and settling here which is not only leading to a change in the age-group of population by making it younger but a more diverse cosmopolitan population as well” said Dr Anjali Radkar associate professor and population and health researcher at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Research Migration Migration is pegged by researchers as the most important driving force behind this change both in growth as well as change in the composition of the population An average of 8 per cent population migrates to the city every five years Researcher Sanjeevani Mulay who had done a study for the PMC on the population of Pune city and projected its change predicted a 40 per cent increase in the population after the 2001 Census report attributing it to the phenomena of natural growth migration and the expansion of city limits In her report Mulay observed that while until 1991 the city’s population growth was slow 2001 saw an increase of 60 per cent owing to the inclusion of fringe villages and migration As per the study the in-migrated population of Pune urban agglomeration has increased from 31 lakh in 1991 to 74 lakh migrants in 2001 – 13 per cent and 20 per cent of the total population – of which the composition of state migrants is 73 per cent and 65 per cent respectively Her study done several years ago takes into account the inclusion of 34 fringe villages While the reality may be much different today as fewer fringe villages have now got accommodated in the city limits she says that her projection on migration is something she still stands by Mulay who had observed that in-migration is much more than out-migration said “I had predicted a rate of 12 per cent migration and it will continue even in 2017 However in the next couple of years I see the migration lessening a bit That’s because there is always a saturation limit” Mulay said that in last 20 years the major reason for migration in the city was its capacity to offer jobs because of the development in the IT sector and large- scale industries located in and around Pune This has been supported by PMC’s development plan for 2041 available on its website which says that over the years the large-scale industries in Pune region have shown an increasing trend in the number of units (except during 2009 and 2010) and the number of employment Though there has been a decline in the number of units during the year 2009 (665 units) and 2010 (766 units) a positive growth is evident again in 2011 (1490 units) The report also goes on to record the emergence of the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in the last two decades and its growth which led to the spurt in job opportunities for skilled labour The expansion of opportunities in terms of higher and professional education is another aspect which experts argue has led to the rise in the population under the age of 30 Until 20 years ago Pune had only one state university and a handful of few private universities Since then the emergence of private universities deemed institutions engineering and MBA colleges meant newer opportunities for students “The youth looks for long-term settlement in respect to future employment Moreover Pune is known to be a safer city to live in” observed Madhu Satam head of economics department at Modern College Cosmopolitan city Observing in her report that the migration to Pune was mostly of the skilled population Mulay said that while two-third of the migration to the city remains from other parts of Maharashtra the rest come from other states with Karnataka Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh leading the pack According to a PMC report the mother tongue of 85 per cent household is Marathi while communication is in Hindi in 767 per cent People speaking languages like Bengali Kannada and Rajasthani form a significant majority of the remaining household An increasing number of people migrating from other states has led to an increasing medley of several linguistic and religious communities in the city “Marathi remains the language which is spoken the most as even the migration pattern shows that in-migration is mostly from within the state However given the migration from other states they have brought their language lifestyles and culture and assimilated into the city making it more cosmopolitan than what it was two decades ago” said Mulay Fringe areas Most population studies of the city indicate that the growth in the city has been along the fringe areas owing to the simple fact that the city area is largely overcrowded The PMC’s revised DP for 2041 accounts ease of accessibility to workplace and availability of basic services for the increase in housing projects along those areas It records that the population growth is witnessed in the fringe areas of the city especially in the southwest direction due to the affordability of land at cheaper prices The driving force for growth is mainly the development of IT industry The peripheral growth has resulted into the increased residential areas and areas under transportation network and facilities The decadal growth rate in the core of the city is negative due to congestion and increased land value Over the decade the population of Warje Karve road has increased to almost double which is mainly due to the increase in residential projects; followed by wards to the eastern side ie Hadapsar BS Dhole Patil Road and Yerwada mainly due to the growth of IT industry in this direction For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 26 2017 3:54 pm Anupam Kher said he always wanted to own a property in Shimla as he has spent all his childhood there Related News Veteran actor Anupam Kher who grew up in Himachal Pradesh today bought his first ever house there and gifted it to his mother Kher said he always wanted to own a property in Shimla as he has spent all his childhood there The actor shared the happy news on Twitter by sharing a video with fans and followers “We Indians want to have our own home in a place where we grew up Happy to share we have our 1st ever home in Shimla Presented it to Mom” Anupam Kher captioned the clip Sharing his mother’s feelings Kher said in the clip “My father was a clerk in the Forest Department here All our life we have lived in government quarters and rented houses and due to some reasons I could not buy a property here We Indians want to have our own home in a place where we grew up Happy 2 share we have our 1st ever home in Shimla Presented it to Mom:) pictwittercom/KkutDLbuqK Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) March 26 2017 “Today I’ve come to Shimla I’ve bought a small house here which I want to gift to my mother And she is really happy She has been teary-eyed since yesterday She said this is the most beautiful thing that could have happened I wish my dad was here Anupam Kher 62 was born on March 1955 in Shimla in a Kashmiri Pandit family He received education at D A V School He had also performed various plays at the Himachal Pradesh University Also read:Anupam Kher to receive Kala Ratan Award Anupam Kher will be honoured with the Kala Ratan Award by Vice President Hamid Ansari for his contribution in the field of cinema The actor who has worked mainly in Hindi films has also appeared in acclaimed international films like Bend It Like Beckham Bride and Prejudice The Mistress Of Spices Ang Lee’s Lust Caution and David O Russell’s 2013 Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Western Uttar Pradesh will have no respite from communal mobilisation until the 2017 UP Assembly elections. 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