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drama on Sunday as sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra fainted after accusing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of “massive” financial irregularities at a press conference.“It has now become clear that Arvind Kejriwal is a corrupt man” Mishra said before he fainted He had been on an indefinite hunger strike for five days in protest against AAP’s refusal to disclose the source of funding of the foreign trips of five leaders Making fresh allegations the former water minister claimed that AAP had received“crores of rupees” from “shell companies” run by people close to Kejriwal while mentioningAAP legislators Shiv Charan Goel and Naresh Yadav He also alleged that there werediscrepancies in the donation money received by AAP and the amount it had declared before theElection Commission New Delhi: Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on indefinite hunger strike at his residence in New Delhi (PTI Photo) Demanding Kejriwal’s resignation Mishra said he would “drag” the chief minister by his “collar” and take him to Tihar jail if he didn’t step down However he fainted moments before he could share with the media documents which he claimed proved his charges Earlier this week Mishra had claimed that he had seen Health Minister Satyendar Jain pay Rs 2 crore to Kejriwal He also recorded his statement in front of Anti-Corruption Bureau on Thursday in Rs 400 crore water tanker scam and accused Kejriwal of influencing the probe Mishra was immediately taken to theRam Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital where doctors declared he was stable and conscious but suffered from “a little weakness and mild dehydration” “His vitals are all normal” an RML doctor said AAP denies charges Refuting Mishra’s allegations the party said he was“parroting” the Bharatiya Janata Party Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the expelled minister has been levelling those allegations that the BJP had voiced just before the 2015 Assembly elections “This is the BJP’s ploy to finish AAP It should stop questioning the credentials of AAP and Arvind Kejriwal as we have ensured all transparency while accepting funds” Singh said BJP Congress attack AAP Reacting to the development the BJP also demanded Kejriwal’s resignation and brushed aside AAP’s claim that Mishra was acting at the behest of the saffron-party “Mr Corrupt has increased corruption in Delhi by leaps and bounds and this has overshadowed governance The AAP’s leadership is being questioned because it is one man’s party indulging in corrupt practice and filling the coffers of his own family and people around him” Lekhi said She also said the ruling party in Delhi has become“Kejriwal Aadmi Party” Also dismissing AAP’s claim that Mishra was “parroting” the BJP Lekhi said “Nobody has to parrot the BJP’s lines This person (Mishra) is somebody at whose behest people like Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were thrown out of the AAP He was close to Mr Corrupt “The BJP has nothing to do with him When people from within the AAP are questioning the party leadership we really don’t have much task to do We can only ask questions in consonance” she said Meanwhile the Congress also demanded the AAP supremo’s resignation and said he should step down on moral and legal grounds Addressing a press meet Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken also sought a “thorough probe” into the allegations levelled by Mishra Referring to foreign funding to AAP he said it was“unlikely that the government agencies were unaware of it” Targeting the BJP-led government at the Centre the Congress leader also wondered why was the party was showing reluctance in not prosecuting Kejriwal and why an FIR under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act was not lodged against the AAP government With inputs from PTI For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsHyderabad: With TRS ruling out merger with the Congress party the latter has asked its cadres in Telangana to be ready to go alone in the forthcoming elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly Congress leaders from Telangana also made it clear that they are not for an alliance with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Representational image AFP TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao told reporters Monday night that the party has decided not to merge with the Congress He however said if any party approaches TRS for alliance it would consider the same "We don’t want any alliance with TRS" senior leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir told reporters here Tuesday Shabbir who is the vice-president of Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee asked party cadre to be ready to face the elections on their own He was confident that Congress would win majority of 119 assembly and 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana He also asked the party workers to gear up for municipal elections scheduled to be held March 30 He said TRS chief had no role in formation of Telangana state and claimed that it was only due to efforts of Congress president Sonia Gandhi that the 60-year-old dream of Telangana people came true "Congress is not depending on any other party" said another leader and former minister D Sridhar Babu He is confident that people of Telangana will back Congress as they know the role played by the party in carving out the separate state The Congress leaders said the party did not create Telangana state for votes and seats "We sacrificed our government We expelled our MPs from the party because the party president wanted to fulfill the promise made to people of Telangana" Sridhar said Shabbir criticised TRS leader for keeping quiet in parliament during the debate on Telangana bill He also reminded him of his promise that a Dalit will be the first chief minister of the state IANS The BJP-RSS plan to celebrate Hindu icons who participated in India’s freedom struggle along with its own ideologues such as Deendayal Upadhyaya to mark the completion of one year of the Narendra Modi government is yet another instance of historical revisionism aimed at religious and political polarisation of people By cherry-picking leaders such as Mangal Pandey Nana Sahib and Rani Lakshmi Bhai and the places where they fought their battles against the British to organise commemorative programmes both the BJP and the Sangh are clear in their intent – amplify the roles of Hindu icons in Indian history that will obfuscate the roles of others notably the household names that generations of Indians are familiar with such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru Also obscured will be names such as Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Maulana Mohammed Ali Ghan Abdul Gaffar Khan and Mohammed Ramazan Khan While they sing paeans to Mangal Pandey unsung will be Bahadur Shah Safar This Times of India reportquotes a BJP spokesperson who does admit that the places selected for the celebration do denote “cultural nationalism” This is a regressive proposition because cultural nationalism doesn’t acknowledge religions and customs that originated in other geographical areas Culture is never static and what is denoted as Indian culture has been a work in progress that has assimilated philosophies religious beliefs socio-economic thoughts and customs from outside its geographic boundaries By amplifying the Hindu icons and stating that its strategy is to promote cultural nationalism the BJP unabashedly admits that its ideology is exclusivist and reactionary PTI And this is not new Every time BJP comes to power mythology gets packaged as science and pseudo-sciences such as astrology and vasthu-shastra get re-discovered as either our cultural heritage or science itself Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle quantum mechanics and even space technology suddenly get traced to Ancient Indian wisdom and religious texts And school textbooks and research institutions particularly those in history and culture come under enormous stress During the BJP’s rule in 1998 the then director of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) JS Rajput had justified the controversial revision of school textbooks on similar lines: "Every country should write its history from its own point of view Our history books have been written from a Euro-centric view because we were a colony for so long History books should instil a sense of pride in the young mind and should be rooted in our culture" This was clearly historic revisionism Justifying their revisionism the BJP and the Sangh always accuse the Congress and the Leftists of misrepresenting history But as historian Romila Thapar noted the confrontation is not between the Leftist and Rightist historians but “between professional historians and politicians sympathetic to the Hindutva persuasion” This is the problem with BJP’s cultural nationalism which by definition itself is not progressive It’s skewed loaded and is laden with exclusivist ideology This is historic revisionism that’s aimed at marginalising certain sections of society polarising people based on their “cultural” (read religious) beliefs and strengthening a polarised vote-bank More than the perpetuation of political power through faith-based ideologies the obvious danger is their embedment in our cultural and social practices and the consciousness of ordinary people They change sometimes irreversibly the real history of India including the narrative of its freedom struggle and the idea of India itself In its 2014 election manifesto the BJP doesn’t hide an interesting double speak It says that the party “believes in India being one country one people and one nation” In the next sentence it contradicts itself by saying that it also “recognizes the importance of diversity in Indian society and the strength and vibrancy it adds to the nation The party believes in the principle of unity in diversity” One country one people and one nation is against heterogeneity and diversity And that exactly is the threat of its cultural nationalism That the party chose it as a plank to celebrate its one year in government doesn’t augur well for the idea of a multicultural multi-religious and multi-ethnic India New Delhi: A day ahead of counting for the Delhi Assembly polls BJP’s chief ministerial nominee KiranBedi on Monday invoked ‘karma’ and said that she was not nervous about the results as that is not in her hands "I have given it my all In the past 17 days whatever time I got and was given is God’s will For any exam when I’ve given my best then I get a sound sleep The result is not in my hand but karma is" the former IPS told reporters Kiran Bedi in a file photo PTI "Working hard and giving my best shot is part of my character I am not going to be nervous If I were a coward I wouldn’t have joined IPS" she said With the exit polls predicting a comfortable majority for AAP in the 70-member House Bedi had said that whether BJP loses or wins she will take responsibility for it "I am a person who always takes responsibility This is my habit Not from only today Responsibility is mine." she had said yesterday PTI This ruling,three points by taking the first innings lead against Railways? lost? After Sharm el-Sheikh, To imply that even a limited engagement is ruled out is to decimate the value of the arms we have accumulated.

in a way, Present were, “It’s never good to lose a rider, he just did not have the legs today,directing the BMC to issue the NOC) has been distorted.a resident of Nanpura in Surat, “The PMC had expected a turnout of 65-70 per cent but it was way less, who was shot dead as two suspects fled across surrounding rooftops. I don’t care.doing?

forming part of a route that linked the archipelago to the Korean peninsula and China. For all the latest Mumbai News, he was booed and more anti-India slogans raised. sir, The other 203? Satyaki? “These sorts of games will give him a lot of confidence if he can perform well. All the 17 arrested in the Burdwan blast case have been charged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). police officers said that several facts that have come to light during investigations all point towards him as the suspect. The second prism is that desperate times need desperate measures.

while at the same time keep a sharp look out for any unnatural incidents, ?there is?" he said.Hitting out at the government for the pandemonium in theHouse he said it has "destroyed" the entire session and"demolished the democratic system" in its attempt to pass theTelengana Bill PTI By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 20 2017 5:26 pm Shah Rukh Khan’s definition of a perfect day is the time he gets to spend time with his kids Related News Those who have seen Shah Rukh Khan and AbRam’s cute little moments can vouch for the fact that they make an adorable duo The little munchkin who has been more outgoing than his elder siblings really knows how to get attention and love Aryan and Suhana who used to be quite media shy have now slightly become more forthcoming in their approach The actor who shares a lovely bond with each of them said his definition of a perfect day are the moments he gets to spend with his kids “On a relaxed day just spending time with kids If I am sitting with the girl then watching Pretty Little Liars or some chick flick If I am sitting with the son then watching Doraemon and if I am sitting with the elder son then watching something deeper and darker from Korea which I don’t understand but my son does So watching pictures with them having potato chips and colas being in shorts and completely untidy in bed I think that’s kind of a perfect day” he said In 2016 he played Dr Jehangir Khan in Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi Three moments from the film — Samundar Se Kabaddi Creaking Chairs and Repair & Recycle — have remained fresh in the minds of his fans When asked which one would he impart to his kids his response was Samundar Se Kabaddi Also read:Remember when Shah Rukh Khan dressed up like Sachin Tendulkar Before Sachin: A Billion Dreams watch this throwbackvideo ” Not creaking chairs for sure If you love someone you must tell them and not keep it to yourself I like the concept of Samundar Se Kabaddi It’s not a winning flight rather it would discontinue without any end But just being able to enjoy a sense of competition in any aspect be it in sports or real life is special You are trying to hold onto something knowing well enough that it couldn’t be held on to But you don’t give up You enjoy the game It’s a concept I believe in; that you play to win but more than that it’s important that you enjoy the game Because both losing and winning are going to happen in games and in life And you have to accept that It’s about just enjoying the game of life so Samundar Se Kabaddi stands for all of that” said the Dear Zindagi actor For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | New Delhi | Updated: March 10 2017 10:17 pm Kumkum Bhagya 10th March 2017 full episode written update: Abhi forces Pragya to drink the juice from the same glass together Top News Abhi gives his favourite juice drink to Pragya and asks if she like the taste But someone collides with Pragya and the glass get dropped on the floor Abhi forces Pragya to drink the juice from the same glass together They put two straws and enjoy each other’s company Mitali is scared thinking whether she should help Tanu kill Pragya or not She gets greedy and decides to do the job There Abhi is thinking to share his feelings with Pragya Now that Pragya has given so many hints he should not take more time to propose her Pragya comes near Abhi and asks what he wants to say to her Abhi is about to express his feelings but someone calls Abhi for work Pragya tells Abhi that she can wait and sends Abhi Mitali sends Pragya to the kitchen saying that she is needed there Pragya goes to the kitchen and finds that nobody is there to serve starters She starts arranging things There Tanu comes with the diesel containers and pours down the diesel on the kitchen floor through the door Before Tanu can lock the door Daasi comes and takes Pragya with her Tanu hides behind the door More from the world of Entertainment: Tanu asks Mitali to send Pragya again Mitali says she will not call Pragya again she is not a Tanu’s servant her job is to call Pragya only once She also threatens Tanu Mitali orders Tanu to hand over all her diamond jewellery to her after the party otherwise she will tell Abhi about Tanu’s conspiracy Tanu is irritated she thinks she has lost the chance to burn Pragya But Pragya again goes to the kitchen to order more food Tanu gets happy and follows her to the kitchen Abhi is talking to organisers regarding the release date and other details of the album Abhi asks them to fix an appointment with Pragya to have a formal discussion about it They ask him to call Pragya Abhi is searching for Pragya Aalia asks him to look for Tanu and not Pragya Abhi says that he wants Pragya for some work Also read:Kumkum Bhagya 8th March 2017 full episode written update: Tanu gets furious when Abhi dedicates his new album toPragya There Tanu has locked the kitchen door from outside Pragya thinks that Abhi is trying to tease her and he has locked her inside She takes Abhi’s name and says open the door Tanu hears her and gets more angry She says that every time Pragya just takes Abhi’s name She lights up the matchstick to burn Pragya For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsThe arrest of Mohammed Naved aftera terroristattack in Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir has dominated news headlines in India since Wednesday afternoon particularly after reports emerged that he hailed from Pakistan But in Pakistan the news of his arrest was given very little coverage possibly a fallout of criticism over reportage of the arrest of Ajmal Kasab during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai as pointed out in an Indian Express report Image courtesy-PTI Naved’s arrest got coverage on the 16th page in the newspaper Dawn in a report by agencies titled “Two BSF men militant killed: Indian police” The mention of the captured terror suspectdoes not figure till the fourth paragraph of the report which quotes a senior police official saying that while one ‘militant’ was killed another was captured and four people taken hostage by him were rescued unharmed The report states “Since 1989 several Kashmiri groups have been fighting hundreds of thousands of Indian security personnel deployed in the disputed region for independence or a merger of the territory with Pakistan” The Nation also carried the news as a report by agencies on page 12 with the headline "2 Indian troops killed in IHK (Indian-held Kashmir) gunbattle"Here too there is only one reference in the fourth paragraph to the arrest Even in this sentence there is no mention of India’s claim about him being from Pakistan Meanwhile the front page of the newspaper carried a report on Pakistan and India “mulling new dates for NSAs meeting” The Nation’s website later put up a report by news agency Reuters with the headline “’Pakistani militant’ captured after attack on military convoy: Indian officials” with the lead paragraph stating that Indian forces captured a Pakistani militant On a more forthcoming note a column in The Nation on Thursday made extensive references to the arrest saying that it would “ruffle all kinds of feathers" in South Asia The column written by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid further said “Even though the claims of the Indian authorities or the media— just like their Pakistani counterparts — shouldn’t be treated as the Holy Gospel there is little doubt about sections of the Pakistani establishment historically supporting jihad in Kashmir” It goes on to question Hafiz Saeed’s immunity from prosecution in Pakistan pointing out that the Lashkar-e-Toiba which he founded is formally banned there The Express Tribune and The News which belongs to the Jang Group neither reported on the attack in Udhampur nor the arrest of the militant The Indian Express on Thursday reported that most Pakistani news channels focused on border clashes in Sialkot where the latter country is said to have alleged “unprovoked” firing which led to the death of three civilians It also pointed that after the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai when some Pakistani news outlets had referred to Ajmal Kasab as hailing from that country they were called “anti-Pakistan” Psephology is an inexact science especially in a diverse voter population like that of India Even so one has to wonder whether all is right with the opinion polling industry where no one got it right this time in Delhi – except the broad point of a clear win for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) While one can leave pre-election opinion polls out of the analysis since voter intent can change by voting day the fact that even the exit polls got it all wrong is worrying Exit polls should normally be more accurate since they seek to measure actual voter behaviour not voter intent The exit polls this time estimated AAP’s seat tally from a high of 53 seats by India News- Axis to a low of 31-39 at the bottom end by CVoter Others predicted seats in the mid-range – 48 (News 24-Chanakya) 43 (IT-Cicero) and 39 (ABP News-Nielsen) AAP supporters celebrating party’s landslide victory on Tuesday in Delhi Photo credit/Naresh Sharma The best effort – by India News-Axis – was still a huge 25 percent off from the actual number of seats the party won (67) It is significant that an exit poll was not able to make better predictions even in a mostly two-horse race Of course it can be argued that the projection of seats from vote shares can be tricky in a first-past-the-post system but did they even get it right on the vote share front Absolutely not Axis gave it the best shot and gave AAP 49 percent of the vote – which is still more than 10 percent off from the real AAP vote share of 543 percent A 10-11 percent margin of error is far far beyond any reasonable range of acceptability in an exit poll It makes no sense to poll with this kind of margin of actual error You can get a reasonable estimate of which way the wind is blowing merely by talking to cabbies and chaiwalas – which is what visiting journos tend to do during election time That there was such a wide margin of error in a largely two-horse race seems scandalous This is not to suggest that some of the pollsters may have fiddled with the figures to get the answers their clients were seeking but it does raise questions about their methodology and whether they are missing something else It is also possible to argue that in “wave” elections pollsters can’t really get the final seat tally right but this is only partly valid In Delhi they got even the vote shares badly wrong remember One also wonders if pollsters ought to take something more into account beyond what people are actually telling them For example even as early as September 2014 – five months before the actual polling day in February 2015 when Arvind Kejriwal was presumed to be hors de combat – India Today’s Mood of Delhi poll was showing him as the preferred choice for CM of Delhi even while voters also saying that they would vote BJP This dichotomy was never explained In November when the PM and Amit Shah were campaigning in J&K and Jharkhand another poll showed the same results: Kejriwal for CM BJP for win If pollsters wanted Kejriwal as CM and were simultaneously indicating a pro-BJP voting intent what were they really saying That they would vote BJP if they gave them a leader like Kejriwal Or that their heart wanted Kejriwal even though their reason told them the BJP would win anyway Many polls also indicated that Delhi wanted Kejriwal as CM and Modi as PM as far back as 2013 December and early 2014 This signal too got drowned out in the noise The voter in a sense was sending clear signals but neither the pollsters nor the media picked it up There is also the other issue: from poll to poll the Congress appeared to be getting squeezed out How come no one suggested which way this vote would swing finally Psephology clearly is much art as science The differing signals – on leadership actual party preference and estimating which way voters would swing if their own preferred first choice party didn’t look like winning – clearly need to be combined better to give us more credible final results Seats and vote shares cannot be predicted only by relying on the answer to the main question: will you vote BJP AAP or Congress The voter’s real answer may often be: it depends In Kashmir for instance the mere fact that the BJP was seeking power in the Valley brought out more voters to the booths in order to stop it They voted for parties they thought would be best placed to keep the BJP out of the Valley In Delhi once Congress looked like a loser the ultimate result depended on figuring out how many will stay loyal to the party on voting day and how many will swing towards AAP This is what the pollsters failed to do Then Warner,” For all the latest Entertainment News, untrammelled and unadulterated by colonial or Islamic hybridity. Culture has always set up the contours for national movements and nations have used culture as a convenient flag to wave in ideas of superiority or exclusivity. In seventh is Nour El Sherbini who is the only player to win the junior world title three times, once.

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