21,we have also increased the categories in which scholarships can be provided, said G K Mhamanedeputy commissioner of Maharashtra State Council of Examination He saidin class IV scholarship examinationas many as 35 students from across the state scored 100 per cent marks Though the number of scholarships has been increasedenrolment in urban areas has decreased over the last two-three years On the other handenrolment of rural students has been increasing? reaches Pathankot on Monday on its way to Srinagar? US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter and his British counterpart Michael Fallon made the predictions nearly 10 days into a US-backed Iraqi offensive on Mosul, is a Belarussian-born émigré who in 2006 helped incorporate the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce,” Millian,Amritsar: Facing criticism from the ruling Akali Dal and other Sikh groups for defending Jagdish Tytler for his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots
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Made infamous by the scandal that erupted in 2004, MTDC officials said the rush season will continue at least for another month. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by AADITI JATHAR LAKADE | Pune | Published: August 2, drive and participates in marathons. The request for the extra man came because of a couple of reasons. Shirke’s colleagues at the Vakola police station said that he was promoted as an assistant sub inspector five months ago, Forget my illnesses, The 14-time Grand Slam winner is back on tennis’ big stage after injuries and ailments sidelined him for several months. visit to lake a nightmare now.Angrez Singh Badheri welcomed the proposal of the UT Administration to release the land of the farmers which had been acquired for Phase 3 of the IT Park.
local Trinamool leader who played a key role during the Nandigram agitation said the arrested persons neither belong to Trinamool nor BUPC. 2017 5:09 pm The mildly-spoken Kilicdaroglu is sometimes compared by supporters to the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi,” and said authorities had misunderstood the video at the heart of the case. self-described PCC members are seen hacking away at bodies littering an outdoor patio inside the prison.Sector 32 on November 20, He has been remanded in police custody till July 7, Unde said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Tokyo | Updated: July 15 2016 11:38 am FILE – In this Nov 27 1990 file photo Japan’s Emperor Akihito clad in ancient court robes is headed by a carriage for for his enthronement at Ise Grand Shrine or Ise Jingu in Ise city central Japan In the country the last abdication was about 200 years ago during the feudal Edo period when Emperor Kokaku abdicated to son Ninko while he ascended to a superior title (Source: Kyodo News via AP File) Top News Reports that Japanese Emperor Akihito intends to abdicate within a few years could re-open debate about female succession but any such move is likely to provoke strong opposition within the current conservative ruling party The 82-year-old monarch who has had heart surgery and been treated for prostate cancer in recent years expressed his intention to abdicate in a few years to the Imperial Household Agency public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday No reason was cited and agency officials later denied the earlier reports Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials on Thursday declined to comment but Akihito has been cutting back on official duties recently His place has been taken by his heir 56-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito But Naruhito has only one daughter so since only males can inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne the throne after Naruhito would pass to his brother Prince Akishino and then to nine-year-old nephew Hisahito No Japanese emperor has abdicated since 1817 and the Imperial Household Law governing the royal family system would have to be revised to allow this a process requiring parliamentary debate that could take years and might spill over into other areas such as female succession “This is something that has needed to be fixed” said Kenneth Ruoff head of the Center of Japanese Studies at Portland State University of the laws on abdication Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news “When they open up the debate they will have to debate all kinds of things” Before Hisahito no male had been born into the imperial family for more than four decades This prompted discussion of equal inheritance for women a move opposed by traditionalists eager to preserve a male line they believe goes back more than 2000 years Most Japanese backed the proposed change and advisors to then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi recommended that women be given equal rights to inherit but debate was shelved when Hisahito was born the next year In March Japanese officials including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe protested when a UN committee said it intended to criticise male-only inheritance as discriminatory They said the UN move was “totally inappropriate” and disregarded Japanese history The committee withdrew its criticism Key parts of Abe’s political base want him to steer the nation back towards a traditional ethos including pride in the ancient imperial line Given that Hisahito is the only male of his generation and women in the imperial family leave it upon marriage long-term succession remains far from assured Proposed solutions include allowing women to remain and set up branch families but debate has languished “There’s only two ways to continue an all-male line One is to have concubines which I don’t think the people of Japan would accept … The other would be to have lots of collateral families which would get complicated” Ruoff said “If they aren’t going to change the law this will happen again there won’t be a male heir Maybe not for one hundred two hundred years – but why not change the law now” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: November 28 2017 7:31 am FILE – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally (AP/File) Related News Net Neutrality activists day protested outside Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai’s home in Virginia with signs directing at his children after he proposed dismantling net neutrality rules Pai blasted the activists for “harassing” his family members saying they “crossed the line” Pai is facing backlash from his opponents for his proposal which seeks to reverse Obama era’s net neutrality which meant that all websites are treated equally by Internet providers His proposal would end net neutrality and give big Internet providers like Comcast and Verizon broad powers to determine what website should reach out to subscribers faster than others Net neutrality activists not only protest outside his home with signs directing at his children they also reportedly sent pizzas to his home every half-and-hour Some media reports said the frequency was every 15 minutes This is the first instance that a senior Indian-American administration official – in any of the presidential administration – being harassed and threatened by opponents not agreeing to his views Signboards and placards placed by protestors outside Pai’s house in Virginia mocked him for his views “Is this really the world you want Annabelle and Alexander to inherit How will they ever look you in the eye again” was written in one of the posters “They will come to know the truth Dad murdered democracy in cold blood And for what It’s not too late for you Chairman Pai You do not have to be evil” written in another poster In an interview to Fox and Friends Pai said that his opponents have “crossed the line” “I understand that people are passionate about policy but the one thing in America that should remain sacred is that families wives and kids should remain out of it And stop harassing us at our homes” Pai told Fox and Friends Pai’s proposal is scheduled to come out to vote before FCC on December 14 This is expected to pass as the Republicans have five votes as against three from the Democratic Party Pai expressed his displeasure when asked about the protest outside his house in Virginia “It was a little nerve-racking especially for my wife” he said “Internet regulation activists have crossed the line by threatening and harassing my family They should leave my family out of this and focus on debating the merits of the issue” Pai said in a statement reported by The Washington Post “That’s one of the things I think is very unfortunate about all the vitriol and hot air that’s out there is that if you keep going out there and peddling this misinformation like ‘this is the guy who is going to break the Internet and destroy democracy’ it’s not surprising that some people get alarmed by it” he said In an interview to PBS News early this month Pai had said the digital landscape has changed and the government should stop “micromanaging the Web” Instead he argued “companies should be transparent about their policies” Free Press Action which has been seeking net neutrality condemned the personal attack against Pai and his family “If you are sending racist message to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai mocking his name heritage or family we do not want you in this new neutrality fight” it said According to Brendan Bordelon a cybers ecurity reporter at National Journal “Pizzas also reportedly set to his house every half-hour last night” he said adding that “the racist memes and the hyperbolic social media attacks are bad enough This is deeply disturbing” The Indian-American community who are quick in defence of such attacks have surprisingly been quite on this so far leaving Pai 44 to defend himself alone For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe syllabi are already behind schedule. where incivility to minorities is distressingly common and well-meaning people want to protect their dignity, What they really do is prevent all serious public debate or research on these touchy topics, Correa opened the scoring from inside the area after a cross by Jorge “Koke” Resurreccion in the 55th minute.
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Fla. during the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday June 25 2017 in New York (AP Photo) Top News The majority of hate crimes experienced by US residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police according to a new federal report released Thursday that stoked advocates’ concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and Latino communities More than half of the 250000 hate crimes that took place each year between 2004 and 2015 went unreported to law enforcement for a variety of reasons according to a special report on hate crimes from the Bureau of Justice Statistics Hate crimes were most often not reported because they were handled some other way the report said But people also did not come forward because they didn’t feel it was important or that police would help The report based on a survey of households is one of the several studies that aim to quantify hate crimes Its release comes as the Justice Department convenes a meeting on Thursday with local law enforcement officials and experts to discuss hate crimes including a lack of solid data on the problem nationwide Attorney General Jeff Session is scheduled to speak The new survey shows the limits of hate crime reporting said Brian Levin the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism California State University “Many victims don’t report hate crimes because of personal and institutional reasons” Levin said For example some Latino immigrants may be reluctant to call police after an apparent hate crime for fear of deportation he said Advocates fear that problem is worsening as the Trump administration ramps up immigration enforcement The report says Hispanics were victimised at the highest rate followed by blacks “I think this report shows the kind of fear that is going on in our communities” said Patricia Montes executive director of the Boston-based immigrant advocacy group Centro Presente She worries Latinos will even be more reluctant to report hate crimes in the future The new report said there was no significant increase in the number of hate crimes between 2004 and 2015 It cites racial bias as the top motivation representing more than 48 percent of the cases between 2011 and 2015 Hate crimes motivated by ethnicity accounted for about 35 percent of those cases and sexual orientation represented about 22 percent Almost all of those surveyed said they felt they were experiencing a hate crime because of something the perpetrator said Law enforcement officials have long grappled with how to catalogue hate crimes While some victims’ distrust of police keeps them from coming forward Levin said some LGBT victims may opt not to report a hate crime for fear of losing a job or being outed to family Levin said many large cities are claiming they had no hate crimes _ calling into question the reliability of federal hate crimes data that are based on voluntary submissions from police departments “We have Columbus Ohio reporting more hate crimes than the state of Florida” he said Eric Treene the Justice Department’s special counsel for religious discrimination lamented the lack of solid data on hate crimes during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in May saying incomplete numbers stymie officials’ ability to fully understand the problem But he said the department is committed to prosecuting hate crimes even as critics have blamed the Trump administration’s tough rhetoric and policies for a spike in such offences Civil rights groups said investigating and prosecuting hate crimes alone would be insufficient “It’s past time for the Trump administration and the Sessions Justice Department to demonstrate through action and its megaphone its full and unflagging commitment to preventing hate-based violence and harassment that hurts our communities and destroys the fabric of our nation” said Vanita Gupta the top civil rights official in the Obama Justice Department and president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Published: June 30 2017 1:42 pm FILE -This photo combo made from footage taken from the Russian Defense Ministry official website purports to show the Roman-era amphitheater on June 6 2016 left and on Feb 5 2017 right in Palmyra Syria One of the Middle East’s most spectacular archaeological sites a Roman-era city in the deserts of central Syria (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP) Top News It was a victory marked in rubble Iraqi forces on Thursday retook from the Islamic State group one of the most beloved landmarks of the city of Mosul the nearly 850-year-old al-Nuri Mosque But it was in ruins blown up by the militants last week The mosque’s distinctive minaret which once leaned like the Tower of Pisa was reduced to a broken stump The mosque’s arches and domes were shattered chunks of stone Why would a supposedly Sunni Muslim radical group blow up a mosque The Islamic State group has been on a rampage of destruction of monuments from across eras ever since it overran much of Iraq and Syria in 2014 The reasons boil down to the militants’ fervor to erase from history whatever doesn’t conform to their extremist vision Here’s a look at some of the sites they destroyed and why: AL-NURI MOSQUE This combination of two photos shows the al-Hadba minaret on June 8 2009 top and on June 27 2017 after it was destroyed by Islamic State militants in Mosul Iraq (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo Felipe Dana) Al-Nuri was a symbol of Mosul because of its minaret For centuries it was the tallest minaret in Iraq nearly 60 meters (yards) high cylindrical and decorated with elaborate interlaced brickwork But what made it most unique and beloved was that it leaned precariously That earned it the nickname “al-Hadba” Arabic for “the Hunchback” The mosque was built in the 1170s by Nur Al-Deen Zengi the ruler of a Turkic dynasty called the Zengids under the Seljuk Empire that stretched across the region The militants viewed that same minaret with suspicion They considered the civic pride that Mosul residents took in the symbolic landmark — almost a reverence — as improper and un-Islamic IS fighters tried in the summer of 2014 to destroy the minaret but residents protected it by forming a human chain around it Still despite qualms over the minaret the militants used the mosque as a key center during their rule It was where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first public appearance delivering a Friday sermon in July 2014 after the group declared its “caliphate” across much of Iraq and Syria So the real reasons the group blew it up were likely one part spite — getting rid of the minaret on the way out — and two parts strategic FILE – This Wednesday June 28 2017 file photo shows an aerial view of the destroyed al-Nuri mosque during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul Iraq (AP Photo/Felipe Dana File) It denied the Iraqi military a great photo op for a victory celebration and it seeded future bitterness by claiming an airstrike by the US-led coalition destroyed the mosque The US denied any warplane struck it and footage shows the mosque and minaret collapsing from a detonation beneath it not from above But some in the city could believe the propaganda feeding a narrative that the West and Iraqi forces destroyed Mosul PURGING IDOLATRY IS destroyed other Islamic sites in the name of its fanatical drive to purge anything that in its eyes smacked of idolatry and heresy which included a wide range of Muslim traditions IS blew up and levelled with bulldozers a number of mosques and Islamic shrines because they contained the tombs — or purported tombs — of prominent figures in Islam or respected holy men Muslims traditionally go and visit the tombs and sometimes pray at them a practice the militants loathe as a form of polytheism revering someone other than God This combination of two file photos shows the shrine of Nebi Younis or tomb of Jonah in Mosul Iraq on July 19 2014 top and Jan 21 2017 after it was destroyed by Islamic State militants (AP Photo/Khalif Mohammed File) Among the sites that IS destroyed were centuries-old mosques believed to hold the tombs of the Prophet Younis (Jonah in the Bible) Daniel (of lion’s den fame) Seth (one of Noah’s sons) and a prophet named Jirjis as well as multiple other locally renowned holy men The Islamic State’s other main target were mosques connected to Shiites whom the militants consider heretics Almost all Shiite mosques in the city were destroyed TARGETING CHRISTIANS This combination of two file photos shows the ancient site of Numrud in northern Iraq on Nov 16 2016 after it was destroyed by Islamic State miltants top and onNov 19 2008 (AP Photo/Hissein Malla and US Army via AP) IS heavily vandalized Christian churches across Nineveh province where Mosul is located tearing down crosses and other symbols despite rules for the protection of Christians and churches in Islamic Shariah law Some sites it outright destroyed including at least two historic sites: — ST ELIJAH’S MONASTERY: A 1400-year-old building on Mosul’s outskirts that survived assaults by nature and man for centuries The Islamic State group razed it to the ground in August 2014 The monastery called Dair Mar Elia is named for the Assyrian Christian monk — St Elijah — who built it between 582 and 590 AC — ST ELIAN MONASTERY: The 1500-year-old monastery in the Homs province of central Syria was bulldozed by the Islamic State group in August 2015 ERASING A PAGAN PAST In a region that has seen successive civilizations for more than 5000 years IS was determined to erase any that preceded Islam In its videos showing destruction of sites it boasted of its campaign to wipe away “paganism” tearing down and hacking away the statues of gods goddesses and mythical beasts Behind the ideological fervor it was also making a major profit in selling antiquities looted from sites Among the treasures it destroyed: FILE -This photo combo made from footage taken from the Russian Defense Ministry official website purports to show the Roman-era amphitheater on June 6 2016 left and on Feb 5 2017 right in Palmyra Syria (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP) — PALMYRA: One of the Middle East’s most spectacular archaeological sites a Roman-era city in the deserts of central Syria The militants destroyed its two most glorious temples to the gods Bel and Baalshamin dating back to the 1st century and blew up a Roman Arch of Triumph They damaged the Roman-era amphitheater and other monuments In this image made from video posted on a militant social media account affiliated with the Islamic State group late Saturday April 11 2015 purports to show militants destroying the ancient Iraqi Assyrian city of Nimrud a site dating back to the 13th century BC,given to Prasad.Prasad, For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: March 26, Republican Senator Bob Corker, but the Senate did not vote on it before adjourning for the year. 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Sharma said that Swamy is known to be a "habitual petition writer and document peddler" who has not even spared the BJP and RSS leadership and has said "most scandalous things" against BJP leaders inlcuding Atal Behari Vajpayee. he had brought along 15 solvers with him to Madhya Pradesh and was subsequently arrested and released on bail. to which Van Gaal responded: “I can imagine the fans are scared.