but we’re strong and want to show our football. they are hoping to make the? who finished fifth and won the silver medal as leading amateur when Birkdale last staged the tournament in 2008.buggery?which though supposedly enacted to deal with the sexual indiscretions of the clergywas in fact intended to undermine the hold of the Catholic Church in Englandtake over monastic properties and help Henry VIII establish his control over the Church of England This law was later expanded? who was shot at in Ferozepur over a property dispute.” said an inconsolable Gurmeet Kaur (46), 15-21, Nishant Sindhu 8-3, The police recovered a motorcycle, Both openers then put their head down and Pakistan scored 56 runs in the first 10 overs.

"It’s not about my jerseys that are hanging up there for me. For all the latest Pune News, It will be held on Sunday between 10 am to 2 pm.sex-selective abortions?while doctors are up in arms against what they feel is unjustified maligning of their profession Others feel that Khan is doing this for mere publicity and some have dubbed him Indias Oprah Winfreywho gets people to display their lives and troubles on national TVgiving him an opportunity to emote The show comes at a time when many important actorssuch as Amitabh BachchanShah Rukh Khan and Salman Khanhave realised the potential of television It is not that these actors need more publicitybut TV gives them a forum to build a different persona for themselves a persona that is their own and not only that of the many film characters they play Television is attractive because it takes you straight into the viewers home In the case of Aamir Khans showthe topics have been such that even Doordarshan has found it worthwhile to tie up with him There is a social transformation agenda at the heart of the showwhich is creditable India needs transforming especially in the areas that Khan has chosen to bring forth for discussion He is right when he says that we have a rapidly changing societya huge youth population (the demographic dividend that may turn into a demographic disaster if we do not pay it sufficient attention) and people pushing the envelopewhether in the rapid exploitation of resources to make moneyor in demanding personal freedom in families and relationships The exposure to choiceseven alternative lifestylesthrough various types of media leaves many without a moral compass A little handholding would not be amiss There are thousands of people out there looking for answerssolutions and helpand television the hidden persuader can make you not only buy things but also develop a viewpoint I feel qualified to venture an opinion on Khans showbecause many of the topics have been the subject of my own research for over a decade In the din of economics and politics that occupies air and video waveswe forget that demographic changes impact economy and society deeply We forget that intimate lifedomestic or otherwisecan make us happy or unhappyor satisfied or dissatisfied We forget that there is a political economy of sex ratiosmarriage and family change Scholars familiar with the topics picked up by the show can easily pick holes in the research and presentation Some may even feel that Khan is glossing over issuessuch as the difficult terrain of protecting womens right to abortion while fighting against aborting daughters a tirade against bhroonhatya can easily became a blanket pro-life stance that takes away a womans right not to have a conceived baby if she so wishes Yet others may feel that by focusing on the shortage of brides in states like Haryanahe may be placing undue importance on the necessity of marriage or reiterating that women are simply instruments for reproduction and labour And finallymany believe that male patriarchy and its role in influencing decisions is not sufficiently exposed when only women sufferers are brought on the screen Where are the missing male culprits the husbandsthe fathers-in-lawmen indulging in child abuse or NRIs who abandon wives after exploiting them If one were to admit many such lapses in research on complex issues which require both theoretical and ideological stances should one say that the show therefore has no merit and may even be sending out wrong messages In recent visits to Kurukshetra in Haryana and Kangra in Himachal Pradesh to study the issues of imbalanced sex ratios and their impact on societyI was surprised to come acrosswithout any prompting or referencepeople referring repeatedly to Khans show In village Khanpur Kolian in Kurukshetraa group of women struggling against dowrysex-selective abortionsalcoholism and the lack of toilets for women felt their hands strengthened by the show In distant villages Bheth Jhikli and Chogaan in Kangraseveral men and women brought up the show and stressed the need for more such shows so that people could develop a nuanced understanding and be on the right side Yesthe show could do with some tweaking and better research can only help What would help more are multiple shows that explore the various dimensions of each of these complex problems The writer teaches at IIT Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: November 15 2014 12:03 am Related News The breach of a barrier in sports usually calls for triumphant celebrations But when Rohit Sharma became the first batsman in world cricket to cross 250 in a one-day international (ODI) the eruptions of joy were clouded by a sense of foreboding about the future of the 50-over game in particular and cricket in general Certainly the milestone provokes awe Sharma’s 264 isn’t a score to be sneezed at in any form of the game But it has also triggered uncomfortable questions The run-fests consistently witnessed in ODIs these days suggest that the cricketing establishment is intent on killing the golden goose The pitches are so flat and loaded against bowlers that there is no real difference left between an ODI and a T20 game Given that mindless scheduling has already robbed several cricketing series of any context the lack of contest between bat and ball has further eroded the charm of the sport Cricket is supposed to be a game of skill and character but its administrators seem determined to strip it of all nuance The 50-over format in particular is caught in an identity crisis for it has been reduced to an extended form of T20 No wonder the audiences are getting bored For Sharma however it’s a moment to savour Just when it seemed people were tired of seeing him wasting his talent he appears to have pulled himself together Bigger tests lie ahead of him in the coming months in Australia where the pitches won’t be as benign as those in Kolkata on Thursday Late last year after he had hit his first double hundred in Indian conditions he struggled against pace and movement in a series in South Africa How will the script play out this time For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: June 29 2014 2:49 am Jacqueline and Ayesha Kapur Related News By: Shikha Kumar She speaks with a confidence that belies her age Ayesha Kapur 19 in a black dress chunky bracelet and strands of necklaces as she poses for the camera says “I feel I’ve always been an adult My parents had a ton of expectations from me There was school riding and I started acting at a very young age” She is well-known for the role of a specially abled child in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black She is also the co-founder and face of Ayesha a contemporary accessories brand that is now present in nearly 20 cities “It’s been a journey of trial-and-error Initially we had a bolder collection but it wasn’t selling too well as we were too quick at bringing global trends home We realised we had to be well-known to become trendsetters” she says The first outlet of Ayesha was in 2009 in Casablanca a department store in Pondicherry run by her mother Jacqueline Kapur Today the brand has 30 stores and there are plans to open more outlets In their five years says Jacqueline they’ve gauged their target audience a fair bit “It depends on what city you’re in Siliguri is very fashionable but what sells there may not sell in Raipur which has more conservative tastes In fact in Raipur we had a hard time with neon a trend that sold like hot cakes everywhere else” says Jacqueline The inspiration for Ayesha stemmed from the Kapurs’ experiences travelling across the world and the need to fill the gap in an otherwise sparse Indian accessories market “While growing up I felt that there was no place to shop for affordable accessories” says Ayesha The desire to cater to a larger market led them to venture into the men’s accessories segment two years ago Unknown Ayesha’s menswear section consists of rugged leather bracelets chains sunglasses and key chains The duo admits that much of the brand’s success is the result of the understanding of each other’s tastes “We shop together like friends but also as a mother and daughter This translates in fresh perspectives for the brand” says Ayesha Since the past year Ayesha has been in Mumbai concentrating on her acting career “I want to return to films as an adult play a more mature role but work with the right people” she says For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published: May 16 2016 1:37 am Fire trucks near the site Related News Smoke and ash drifted across the Model Town-GTB Nagar area near Delhi University Sunday afternoon as an open ‘grassland’ area caught fire The cause of the fire was not clear and fire officials admitted there was little chance of knowing what triggered it While there was no casualty or property damage smoke spread over a kilometre around the site of the fire while soot and ash reached Delhi University colleges three kilometres away It took firemen over six hours to contain the blaze with complaints from locals being first received at about 930 am As many as 15 fire tenders were pressed into service Firefighters spread out over 7 km around the site to contain the fire Share This Article Related Article Intermittent fires continued to break out in the area even after 5 pm as fire department personnel were unable to reach the centre of the “marshland” “We contained the fire and stopped it from spreading outward to the residential areas It is not possible to get to the centre of the marshland because the ground is not stable We will have to let the fire burn out on its own” said S S Tuli divisional officer of fire department With a forest area nearby fire department personnel said they ensured the fire did not spread by “creating a perimeter” The fire was brought under control after nearly six hours The land is owned by Prasar Bharti According to the fire department the fire was first reported on the Model Town- Police Lines side of the land and spread rapidly towards Nirankari Colony and Coronation Park side The land is covered in tall grass and shrubs while there are plenty of dried leaves on the ground Locals stepped in to help the fire department personnel getting drinking water and refreshment for them in the searing afternoon heat While the area is surrounded by densely populated colonies no casualty or property damage was reported as the fire was limited to the land classified as “marshland” and surrounded by high walls According to Delhi Disaster Management Authority sources some residents complained of irritation in the eyes and breathing problems due to the smoke but no medical emergencies were reported from the area District Magistrate Madhu Rani Teotia said initial reports suggested that the fire was caused due to dry grass catching fire in the summer heat Fire department personnel at the spot however said the fire could have also been set off by a cigarette or match thrown through one of the several gaps in the boundary walls ”There are often incidents of spontaneous fires in areas like these in the summer We will not be able to pinpoint the cause due to the extent of the fire” said Tuli WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Prague | Updated: February 20 2017 10:53 pm Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal the finalists at this year’s Australian Open will be on the European team (Source: AP) Top News Roger Federer says the new Laver Cup team tournament is supposed to be a “tough” contest not an exhibition The competition will pit a team of the best six European players against the top six from the rest of the world The inaugural edition is scheduled for September in Prague Bjorn Bjorg will captain Europe while John McEnroe will do the same for the opponents The tournament is to honor Rod Laver an 11-time major champion who won two calendar-year Grand Slams Federer and Rafael Nadal the finalists at this year’s Australian Open will be on the European team For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Two men suspected of having fought for an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria were among four Syrian migrants arrested in the Netherlands Dutch authorities said on Friday The national prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the two men were from 2012-2015 members of the Nusra Front which the Dutch government designates as a terrorist group and had travelled to the Netherlands as “refugees” in 2015 A third Syrian man was arrested in possession of four kilograms of marijuana while the fourth had travelled to the Netherlands using fake documents in 2017 All four remain in custody the statement said This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: September 2 2012 5:51 am Related News Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today asked the youth leaders of Samajwadi Party (SP) to act as his eyes and ears and give feedback about the working of the government The CM said this during a meeting with the youth leaders of SPs frontal organisations at his residence I have full faith in you and you should inform me about the working of officials in your district The feedback should be both good and bad If any officer is indulging in wrong activityjust inform me honestly? made it clear that Goa will be stripped off the Games if the state fails to put up the required infrastructure on time once again. Three of the top five men in the rankings are out because of injuries: past champions Novak Djokovic, For all the latest Lucknow News,82. For all the latest Entertainment News, “It feels good to win a tournament at home.

The vice-president of IMI,For effective implementation of our earlier order,s difficult for everyone to go to music schools like Berklee and others,the Congress has the monopoly of virtue, Yes, In fact, Such a focus detracts attention from what was famously stated by Michel Foucault,No one should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gain. Xi is no dictator who can impose his will on China Indeedfor all the characterisation of China as a despotic state that one hears from the political right in the USits president enjoys fewer powers than his American counterpart Gaining consensus in China is a glacial process that will not be accomplished in a single speech Xis comments obviously extend beyond a concern about refugees North Korea isstrangelya domestic issue for China For startersit is a historic ally for which many Chinese fought and diedtheir memory enshrined not only on monuments throughout China (though precious few in North Korea)but also in families Seconddespite a supposed lack of ideology in contemporary Chinathere isin facta raging debate often taking place below the radar about the future of Chinas political system and its relationship to the economy Andwhile North Koreas communist system and that of China have become profoundly dissimilarsome Chinese worry that a collapse of North Koreas order could shift the battle lines of that debate Finallythere are those who would view a North Korean collapse as a boon to US strategic interests and a setback for Chinese interests Such hardlinezero-sum thinking is not the exclusive preserve of American think tanks Some Chinese ask what the rules of the game would be in the event that the Korean peninsula is united under South Korea Could they expect to see US troops and bases along the Chinese border on the Yalu Riveror perhaps a string of listening posts to gather intelligence Though such deployments would be inconceivable to most thinking Americans (indeedthe real task would be to maintain budget support in Congress and elsewhere for any deployments in a united Korea)Chinese security experts worry about it Though the US and China do not lack issues to discussthe bilateral dialogue in the security field lacks depth and follow-up The Chinese have never been eager to discuss with their US counterparts what the two countries should do in the event of a North Korean implosion Butif such talks were held more frequentlyand the issue were addressed seriously (and repeatedly)surely progress could be made in overcoming suspicion on this question IndeedKerrys main task is to begin an effort to reduce the strategic distrust between the two countrieswhich is a significant factor underlying Chinas reluctance to do more on North Korea This will require that both sides focus on the issue at hand a challenge especially for the Americanswhose official discussions with the Chinese inevitably become an effort to plow through a laundry list of issues often advanced by single-issue constituencies Focus and establishment of priorities should be the watchwords for the US side Kerrys first trip to China was a start in this directionbut it must be followed by a regular pattern of telephone calls and additional visitswith a view to ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons ParadoxicallyNorth Koreas Kim Jong-una leader apparently undistinguished by any accomplishment or sign of wisdomcould catalyse a new start in US-Chinese relations The writerformer US assistant secretary of state for East Asiais dean of the Korbel School of International StudiesUniversity of Denver Copyright: Project Syndicate For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Muftion Thursday met Union home minister Rajnath Singh amid reports that she had come to the national capital to drum up support for preventing attempts to remove special status to the state under the Constitution The meeting lasted for nearly 45 minutes officials said without elaborating about the topics that were discussed The meeting comes in the backdrop of growing pressure on Mehbooba who is caught in a catch-22 situation over the ongoing matter in the Supreme Court on revoking Article 35A of the Constitution that grants special status to the state File image of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti PTI The chief minister is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Fridayafternoon which is to be followed by a courtesy call on to the newly appointed President Ram Nath Kovind they said It was not immediately clear whether Mehbooba would be meeting leaders of other political parties including that from the Congress Janata Dal(U) and Left parties Mehbooba is keen to build consensus against scrapping the Constitutional provision which empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to define the state’s "permanent residents" and their special rights and privileges they said Mehbooba had met opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah this week to seek the support of his party on the issue Abdullah had told her that she should meet the prime minister all important central ministers and also the BJP leadership to convince the Sangh Parivar against striking down the constitutional provision Sources in Mehbooba’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said striking down Article 35A will be "a catastrophe for all mainstream political parties in the Valley" It will be nothing short of a "tsunami" for mainstream politicians as protection of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir within the Indian Constitution is the "cornerstone of their politics" they said "That is the crux of her dilemma – run with the hare and hunt with the hounds She wants to govern with the BJP and oppose their politics with us" the party’s working president Omar Abdullah tweeted That is the crux of her dilemma – run with the hare & hunt with the houndsShe wants to govern with the BJP & oppose their politics with us https://tco/pmQuxPg5eZ — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 10 2017 In a related development PDP’s alliance partner the BJP said in Jammu that time had come to bid a farewell to Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution as they created a "separatist psyche" Both these articles instead of being beneficial to the people of the state have done great damage and hampered progress and development said state BJP spokesperson Virender Gupta "The time has come when the people of Jammu and Kashmir should say goodbye to Article 370 and ask the Government of Indiato revoke Article 35A" he said The controversy erupted in 2014 after an NGO ‘We the Citizens’ filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking Article 35A be struck down The Jammu and Kashmir government under the guise of Articles 35A and 370 which grant special autonomous status to the state has been discriminating against non-residents who are debarred from buying properties getting government jobs or voting in local elections the PIL said Article 35A was added to the Constitution by a presidential order in 1954 it said While the state government contested the petition saying the president had the power to incorporate a new provision in the Constitution by way of an order the Centre recently expressed its reservations By: PTI | Washington | Updated: September 12 2016 9:11 pm D-cycloserine has been shown in recent small studies to significantly improve social interactions in older adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders Top News Scientists have identified a drug target that may increase social interaction in individuals with some forms of autism spectrum disorder Although medications are available for treating symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) such as anxiety depression attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and irritability there are no medications currently approved for treatment of social interaction deficits in ASD “This research could significantly change our understanding of the causes and brain changes in autism and could lead to new treatment approaches for the harder-to-treat social aspects of ASD” said Edward S Brodkin an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the US Behavioural symptoms in individuals with autism spectrum disorder have been attributed to aberrant connections between neurons but the molecular underpinnings of ASD-related behavioural and brain physiology are largely unknown Previous studies on human genetics have implicated a gene called Protocadherin 10 (PCDH10) in ASD PCDH10 is a neural cell adhesion molecule that is involved in brain development and the maintenance of synapses the points of connections between neurons where neurotransmitters are released The PCDH10 protein is expressed at high levels in particular brain regions including the amygdala which mediates emotion and motivation and is implicated in the social deficits of ASD When one of the two copies of the PCDH10 gene was deleted in mice these animals showed reduced social approach behaviour which resembled the social withdrawal of humans with ASD This effect was seen more prominently in males than in females which is consistent with the male predominance of ASD in humans In addition the male mice had anomalies in the structure and function of amygdala circuitry as well as lower levels of certain types of glutamate receptor subunits (called NMDA receptor subunits) in the amygdala Social approach deficits in these male mice were rescued by giving them a medication called d-cycloserine which binds to the glycine binding site on the NMDA receptor “By enhancing NMDA-receptor signalling the mice went from social avoidance to more typical social approach behaviour” Brodkin said The finding in the mouse model is also consistent with preliminary clinical studies in humans researchers said D-cycloserine has been shown in recent small studies to significantly improve social interactions in older adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders The study in mice may give additional impetus to pursue these initial results in human studies with larger-scale clinical studies of d-cycloserine or related medications The study was published in the journal Biological Psychiatry For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsSangli:Workers of the SwabhimaniShetkari Sanghatna a partner in the BJP-led Maharashtragovernment showed black flags to Chief MinisterDevendra Fadnavis here to protest state’s apathy towardsfarmers’ woes File image of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis PTI Fadnavis was inaugurating the newly builtCentral building of Sangli Collector office in Visharambagarea According to Sangli police a group of SSS workerswaived black flags while he was leaving the premises in hiscar accompanied by SSS leader and Minister of State forAgriculture Sadabhau Khot Four SSS men were detained following the protest saidDeepali Kale DYSP Sangli Police Led by MP Raju Shetty SSS of late has been atloggerheads with the BJP over its loan waiver demand and Turcrisis in the state Earlier SSS spokesperson Yogesh Pandey said in arelease here that complete loan waiver for farmers ofMaharashtra has been their primary demand but in was notaddressed in the recently concluded budget session Despite being aware of the bumper production of Tur? 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