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It will also create difficulties for small and middle industries that depend on gas as fuel, it adds Compiled by Manoj CG For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 5 2017 1:54 am Top News The Thane police arrested a driver on Saturday for allegedly killing a woman by slitting her throat in Ulhasnagar The accused Suraj Seeja had been on the run since Tuesday when he allegedly murdered Vandana Jagtap According to the police Suraj and Vandana were in a relationship Vandana had separated from her husband two years ago and has two children the police added Watch What Else is Making News Police said the incident took place on Tuesday around 830 pm when Suraj called Vandana to Gol Maidan Ground at Siddhi Vinayak Nagar Ulhasnagar The two had an argument over a monetary issue following which Suraj who was carrying a chopper allegedly slit her throat and fled the spot Senior Inspector of Ulhasnagar police Shakil Shaikh said “The two were in a relationship The duo would often fight over monetary issues Suraj claimed that Vandana was an alcoholic and kept demanding money He said that over a period of time when things did not improve he decided to murder her” He added that Suraj called Vandana well prepared For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: March 6 2014 3:31 pm Related News Earlier this month the former chief of the Indian army General V K Singh joined the BJP less than two years after retiring It was an unprecedented move None of his predecessors had ever joined politics in such a manner But this first occurred in a specific context and as the culminating point of a series of events Over the last few years ex-servicemen have taken public stands more often than before — usually against the UPA government overtly or covertly The first controversy crystallised around the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) which had been denounced by human rights organisations as the root cause of abuses by the military in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast (especially Manipur) because of the impunity it granted to the army and paramilitary The UPA government appointed the Jeevan Reddy committee in 2005 to review the working of the AFSPA Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had then claimed that he would show zero tolerance for human rights abuses But P Chidambaram as Union home minister said the “army had taken a strong stand against any dilution” of the law The AFSPA has not been repealed or amended suggesting that the military has prevailed Last September came the The Indian Express’s revelations of an army probe report on the functioning of the Technical Services Division (TSD) a military intelligence unit set up in 2010 by the then army chief VK Singh It had allegedly attempted to topple the J&K government and spied on politicians and ministry of defence officials The same General Singh had been in the news for a tussle over his date of birth He had even appealed to the Supreme Court to delay his mandatory retirement for one year on the grounds that the date in the army records was wrong He lost the case and retired in May 2012 But in January 2012 the manuvres that two army units had carried out near Delhi had touched off unprecedented alarm in the MoD Last but not least the letter that VK Singh had sent to the prime minister denouncing government delays in the procurement process made its way into the public domain As a result of the alleged hindrances to the modernisation of the army VK Singh declared in his letter the Indian army was now “unfit for war” He reiterated these criticisms in Courage and Conviction: An Autobiography the book he published after retiring along with charges of corruption against the UPA Through these controversies the BJP has taken the army’s side The party expressed strong reservations about any dilution of the AFSPA in J&K or Manipur In September 2013 party president Rajnath Singh speaking on the sidelines of a function in Bihar said: “The Congress-led UPA government is troubling eminent personalities who want to join the BJP” VK Singh had not joined the party then but he had just shared the stage with Narendra Modi at an ex-serviceman rally in Rewari while officially supporting another ex-serviceman Anna Hazare But Colonel Rajywardhan Singh Rathore the shooter who had won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics had already resigned from the army to join the BJP The Hindu nationalist movement has had a long association with the army It goes back to VD Savarkar author of Hindutva: Who is a Hindu who supported initiatives such as the Nasik-based Bhonsala Military School of BS Moonje and requested Hindus to join the British army during World War II to learn how to use modern weapons and “militarise Hindudom” Among those who followed his advice was ND Apte accused in the Mahatma Gandhi murder conspiracy along with Nathuram Godse Yet the Savarkarite tradition was subdued for decades until the revelations of the FIR drafted by Hemant Karkare in the 2008 Malegaon case This FIR resulted in the chargesheeting of an army man Lieutenant Colonel Purohit and of an ex-army man Ramesh Upadhyay who had once headed the ex-servicemen cell of the BJP in Mumbai The cell had first gained momentum in the 1990s when the BJP was on the rise The party attracted a large number of former senior officers including two heroes of the 1971 war Lieutenant General KP Candeth and Lieutenant General JFR Jacob as well as Major General BC Khanduri who became an MP in 1991 a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and chief minister of Uttarakhand in 2007 They were in the company of ex-armymen such as Jaswant Singh and Jagatveer Singh Drona who became the RSS sanghchalak of Kanpur and an MP in 1990 The BJP is rising to power once again and its ex-servicemen cell is gaining momentum as is evident from its many activities including “Kargil Diwas” What is new is the Sangh Parivar receiving support from former officers who are associated with official institutions The Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) based in the Delhi cantonment is a case in point In January its director Major General Dhruv C Katoch wrote an article entitled “Combating Left Wing Extremism” in the RSS weekly The Organiser criticising the UPA government’s approach to the Maoist threat Another member of the CLAWS Alok Bansal published an article in The Organiser on “the perils of wahabisation” in J&K The Hindu nationalist movement’s appeal for security experts and army men stems from the sense of vulnerability generated by Pakistan-backed Islamist terrorist attacks and Chinese expansionism But it has also to do with frustration over the neglect of the army by successive governments Arms procurements have been delayed submarine mishaps (including the one which led the navy chief to resign last month) have become more numerous and the recruitment crisis has not been addressed as is evident from the growing deficit of officers Military analyst Bharat Karnad in an article entitled “Politicising an apolitical military” (September 24 2013) felt: “The fact is India could do with many more Khanduris and Bhagwats [a reference to the involvement of Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat in Bihar politics] at the Central level and more ESM [ex-servicemen] at the state town and village government levels who by dint of character and inflexible values begin cleansing the system and righting the ship of state that is beginning to take a lot of water” But the proponents of change (“cleansing” as an otherwise moderate Karnad puts it) among ex-servicemen do not turn to the BJP just because of their disillusionment with the UPA and the BJP’s commitment to security There are ideological affinities evident from the words of General VK Singh while joining the BJP He described the party as the most “nationalist” one The ideological affinities between ex-servicemen and the BJP have been reinforced by the vanishing of minorities from the army ranks Who among the jawans and the officers interacts professionally with Muslims — who represent a minuscule proportion of the officers They are known mostly as the Other in the garb of an enemy or a threat In December 2003 a survey by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies showed that 19 per cent of the soldiers interviewed believed that the army practised “religious discrimination” Among the Muslim respondents 24 per cent shared this feeling For the Indian army to remain national it has to be multicultural — and this problem may need to be addressed as urgently as those pertaining to arms procurement The writer is senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/ CNRS Paris professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at King’s India Institute London Princeton Global Scholar and non-resident scholar at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Madrid | Published: February 16 2017 11:22 am Karim Benzema scored Real Madrid’s first goal in the 3-1 win over Napoli (Source: Reuters) Top News Karim Benzema responded to criticism of his recent form with a goal that helped him to make some history Benzema scored Real Madrid’s first goal in the 3-1 win over Napoli on Wednesday helping move his club closer to the quarterfinals of the Champions League and surpassing Thierry Henry as the top French scorer in the European competition with 51 goals “It was a great night” said Benzema who was voted player of the match “We all played a great match I’m very happy with my display today I feel good as I saw that the fans were supporting me after the goal That’s important for my confidence” It was the type of night Benzema needed to put behind a series of disappointing performances He hadn’t scored in six games and was making headlines for his numerous missed chances “I’ve dealt with criticism since a young age” the 29-year-old Benzema said “I work very hard but sometimes you score many goals and sometimes you don’t I’m not the type of striker that only wants to score I like to play for the team as well” Benzema scored with a header from close range in the 18th minute after a well-placed cross by Dani Carvajal Benzema hadn’t found the net since a late equalizer against Sevilla in a Copa del Rey match in early January The striker almost added another in a breakaway just before halftime but his attempt struck the post “He showed that he has personality and that in difficult moments like the one he had been going through recently he answers the best possible way by scoring goals” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said “He hadn’t been scoring in the last few games and I’m happy with his goal and his play in general” Benzema’s poor performances had raised doubts about his future at the club His contract runs through 2019 but the Spanish media said there were talks about a possible transfer involving the Frenchman in the near future He has been an indisputable starter recently though especially with the lengthy absence of Gareth Bale because of a right ankle injury Benzema started a few games on the bench but only because of a rotation introduced by Zidane to rest players in a stretch with several games in a short period Benzema’s 51 goals in the Champions League came with both Madrid and his former French club Lyon He is Madrid’s top scorer in the European competition this season with five goals three more than anyone else in the team including Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo In one last comforting moment for Benzema on Wednesday he got a loud ovation from the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium when he was substituted in the 81st “I had a good time today” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: October 22 2016 8:57 pm Lupita Nyong’o believes she has a responsibility to promote ethnic diversity in Hollywood as one of the most famous actresses of colour in the world Top News Actress Lupita Nyong’o believes she has a responsibility to promote ethnic diversity in Hollywood as one of the most famous actresses of colour in the world The 33-year-old actress became the first Kenyan/Mexican star to win an Academy Award when she was chosen as the recipient of the Best Actress Oscar in 2013 for her incredible performance in 12 Years A Slave a victory which gave her global fame Lupita accepts she is a position of power as one of the world’s most prominent actresses of colour and is prepared to use her fame to tackle the lack of opportunities in Hollywood for ethnic stars and women reported The Guardian “Films inspire people to feel differently A lot more can be done We can be more empathetic when we realise how much more alike we are than how different we are” Asked if she feels as though it is a burden to have to keep talking about diversity in the movie business she said “You see I don’t like to fight the reality The reason it is so acute is because of the stage we are at When we are talking about inclusion in entertainment it’s because entertainment isn’t inclusive and until such a time as that becomes the norm then this work has to be done… “I feel an impetus to say something because this is a conversation that very directly affects me and my career and my role in the world But I don’t belabour it” The Queen of Katwe star says her Oscar win has been a liberating experience for her and has given her the freedom to be selective about what roles she accepts “The biggest gift or award the Academy has given me is choice I am in a position where I don’t have to take on roles out of desperation or to help pay my bills I can choose the projects I can say something with It’s not something I take for granted… “It stands out as the moment that changed my life change in all ways it’s the before-and-after moment” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Published: September 2 2015 12:20 pm Hoping that the golden era of legends like Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak would return someday in the Bengali film industry Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali is promoting a new Bengali film Related News Hoping that the golden era of legends like Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak would return someday in the Bengali film industry Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali is promoting a new Bengali film Directed by ad filmmaker Bauddhayan Mukherji “Teenkahon” (Three Obsessions) is a mystery-drama Bengali film with Ali as a presenter “I have nothing to do with the making of the film I liked it after watching it at a film festival and so when I was approached I agreed to present it” Ali who is in Kolkata to help the producers market the film said Share This Article Related Article He said that the bygone era of Ray and Ghatak can return if there are films in Bengali like “Teenkahon” Spread over a time frame of a hundred years “Teenkahon” weaves three stories together in one film Two of the stories are based on works by renowned Bengali authors Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay and Syed Mustafa Siraj The third one is written by the director himself “For me it’s the return of the good old classic Bengali cinema of the sixties The film reminds you of what is great in Bengali culture and the Bengali movie-making culture I feel that Bengali cinema has given a lot to the world It has inspired a whole set of films I see traces of it coming back with this film” said Ali who has made films like “Jab We Met” “Rockstar” and “Highway” He added that Bengali cinema and literature have always inspired him “Teenkahon” will release on September 11 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 6 2016 5:51 pm Parthiv Patel made a comeback to the Test team after a long gap of eight years (Source: PTI) Top News India coach Anil Kumble heaped praise on wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel who is on comeback trail after a gap of eight long years for shouldering the responsibility of opening the innings in the previous Test at Mohali and doing the job “brilliantly” “Parthiv came in after eight years and did not really show nerves you would expect although he is a seasoned campaigner He was asked to open he did that brilliantly and also kept wickets very well He was not worried about failing” Kumble told reporters in Mumbai on Tuesday “I was really pleased that he could walk into that match and not just keep wickets and bat at six or seven When you are making a comeback after eight years you always want to do well for yourself and here is Parthiv who was willing to put his hands up when asked to open That shows his character I am pleased with that” he added Parthiv struck 42 and 67 not out in the two innings at Mohali and Kumble felt he had never lost faith that could make a comeback “Even when he came into the team first as 17 or 16 year old he still looks 16 if he shaves his beard off he showed lot of maturity first time he saved a Test match for India It certainly shows if you are putting hard yards in domestic cricket never losing your faith and believing that you can make a comeback it’s possible” Kumble said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top Newshas the right lightness of face and feet, The state government has already started the process of awarding the construction work of Rs 2,” the actress ? Makes me really sad!. For all the latest Sports News, We have hundreds of films to make and there are six (actors) who can sell your film. Hull threatened on occasion, (Source: Express Photo by Oinam Anand) Top News Rio 2016 Olympics might have been disappointing for the Indian contingent.

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