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the Congress on Friday heaped praise on Vajpayee to attack Modi, center Ante Zizic and an unconditional first-round pick next year.” Thomas decided not to have surgery and has been rehabbing his hip this summer.having got a ticket from a national political party some years ago.23 reserved for women; 12 and 24 to be contested by female scheduled caste nominees The draw for reservation of wards for women candidates both in the general category and schedule caste category was held today in the presence of the State Election Commissioner, Schools, which devastated New Orleans and killed 1, Ahead of the release of 3 Bahadur, Alia has been surprising viewers and critics alike movie after movie.” Aurangabad MP Chandrakant Khaire is expected to take part in the meetings on Sunday.

? As far as Sonepat jailbreak is concerned,Deputy Inspector General (Prisons),analysis of accident data and all aspects of traffic management so that residents are ensured free movement of traffic. That meeting was brokered by Donald Trump Jr. who was told in emails that the meeting was part of a Russian government effort to help his father’s campaign The Manafort email exchange regarding Deripaska is one of thousands of pages of material turned over to congressional committees by the Trump campaign It is also in the possession of special counsel Robert Mueller who is investigating whether there was any coordination between Trump associates and Russians looking to interfere in the presidential campaign Mueller is also probing Manafort’s taxes and his foreign banking as part of an investigation related to his consulting work in Ukraine According to the Post Manafort wrote the email to a former employee Konstantin Kilimnik who had worked for years with him on political consulting for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine Manafort asked Kilimnik to pass the offer to Deripaska “If he needs private briefings we can accommodate” Manafort wrote _ referring to Deripaska _ in the email according to the Post In a statement Maloni dismissed the correspondence as “innocuous” He said the exchange was part of an effort on Manafort’s part to collect money from clients who owed him money The Post reported that several email exchanges between Manafort and Kilimnik discussed money that Manafort said he was owed by former clients in Eastern Europe “It is no secret Mr Manafort was owed money by past clients after his work ended in 2014” Maloni said in the statement The email is the first to indicate that Manafort was attempting to reach Deripaska while he was working on the Trump campaign but it’s unclear whether the offer ever reached Deripaska or his representatives The Post reported that according to documents detailed to its reporters there was no evidence Deripaska received the offer Attorneys for Deripaska in New York and Washington did not immediately respond to phone messages or emails Wednesday evening The Post quoted Vera Kurochkina a spokeswoman for one of Deripaska’s companies who said inquiries about the emails “veer into manufactured questions so grossly false and insinuating that I am concerned even responding to these fake connotations provides them the patina of reality” She also dismissed the email exchanges the Post said as scheming by “consultants in the notorious `Beltway bandit’ industry” The Associated Press reported in March that before signing with Trump’s campaign Manafort secretly worked for Deripaska and proposed plans for political consulting work in Eastern Europe that he said could “greatly benefit the Putin Government” In a 2005 memo to Deripaska Manafort laid out the details of the proposal that were subsequently spelled out the following year as part of a $10 million contract according to interviews with people familiar with payments to Manafort and business records obtained by the AP It’s unclear how much of the work was carried out The AP previously reported that Manafort and Deripaska maintained a business relationship until at least 2009 The two later had a falling-out laid bare in 2014 in a Cayman Islands court The AP cited US diplomatic cables from 2006 describing Deripaska as “among the 2-3 oligarchs Putin turns to on a regular basis” and “a more-or-less permanent fixture on Putin’s trips abroad” Deripaska has also sworn in a New York state court document that he has been granted “a diplomatic passport from Russia and on occasion I have represented the government in countries outside Russia” Deripaska sued the AP for defamation over the story in May in US District Court in Washington alleging the story was inaccurate and hurt his career by falsely accusing him of criminal activity Deripaska’s lawyers complained to the AP at the time that the article “suggests that Mr Deripaska has been involved with Mr Manafort more recently” and the lawsuit said “Mr Deripaska severed relations with Mr Manafort many years ago” The AP has said it stands by the accuracy of its story and has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit The Post reported that Kilimnik and Manafort at times referred to Deripaska as “OVD” That shorthand is consistent with how Manafort and other employees at his former consulting business referred to the billionaire in other documents obtained by the AP That shorthand for Deripaska was specifically used in the 2005 proposal that referred to the plan to “greatly benefit the Putin Government” According to other emails obtained by the AP that are in the hands of Mueller and congressional committees Manafort had previously shut down efforts to have Trump meet with Russians during the campaign In mid-May 2016 a Trump campaign aide wrote to Manafort that “Russia has been eager to meet Mr Trump for quite some time” noting that representatives from the country had been reaching out to him Manafort responded to his deputy Rick Gates that the meetings were a nonstarter “We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these trips” he wrote The two decided that the communication should come from a person in the campaign who responds to “all mail of non-importance” so as not to send a message For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: August 27 2011 3:48 am Related News To deal with the traffic problem of the citya team comprising Dr Dinesh Mohanprofessor EmeritusVolvo Chair IITDelhi and Dr Kallagaprofessor IITDelhialong with their research team visited Ludhiana on Friday They were invited by Dr Kamalzit SoiVice Chairman of Punjab State Road Safety Council to study different aspects of Traffic Management and Road Safety This initiative was taken on the instructions of Transport Minister Surjeet Kumar Jiyani?a businessman who plans to be in Delhi for the event, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rohan Swamy | Pune | Published: October 29, Hollioake spoke to the BBC Sport and said, “I needed to take all the information into 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What is the Nuclear Security Summit? BJP has been looking for a better share in the seat-sharing formula for assembly elections due in the state in October." he said. For all the latest World News, the probability of crossing thresholds beyond which the inconvenient may become intolerable will increase over time, The item was found in a dustbin in Montrouge, Turkey and Nigeria in recent weeks,the US issued a worldwide travel alert warning American citizens of "increased terrorist threats" "Current information suggests that ISIL (another term for Islamic State) Al-Qaeda Boko Haram and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions" said a State Department travel advisory ‘As long as necessary’ In Brussels an eerie atmosphere hung over the city for a third day with soldiers in camouflage patrolling everywhere from railway stations to EU institutions The army and armed police will remain on the streets in coming days Michel said but schools and the metro system would reopen from Wednesday In the normally bustling historic Grand Place a few bars and restaurants were open for business but they were struggling to find customers The European Union and NATO which both have their headquarters in Brussels said they would bolster security and urged non-essential staff to work from home As residents in Brussels struggled to get to work by bus and bike Interior Minister Jan Jambon conceded alert had clear costs and was disruptive but said it would "continue as long as necessary" It will be reviewed again next Monday Meanwhile the federal prosecutor’s office announced that a man who was arrested during a large police operation in Belgium late Sunday has been charged with involvement in the November 13 Paris attacks the fourth so far "He is charged with participating in activities of a terrorist group and with a terrorist attack" the office said in a statement Mohammed Amri 27 and Hamza Attou 20 were charged last Monday on suspicion of helping Abdeslam escape to Brussels after the attacks while a third unnamed person faces charges of aiding him when he reached the city Abeslam’s brother Mohamed on Sunday told Belgian television he thought Salah had decided at the very last moment not to go through with his attack mission ‘Army of terrorists’ French President Francois Hollande said his country was "at war" with IS following the attacks and on Monday planes based on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier launched their first attacks against the jihadist group in Iraq and Syria Hollande met British Prime Minister David Cameron in Paris in an effort to widen an international alliance against the extremist group "We will intensify our strikes choosing targets that will do the most damage possible to this army of terrorists" Hollande said adding that NATO allies Britain and France had a "joint obligation" to strike at IS Cameron who earlier laid a wreath at the Bataclan concert venue in Paris where 90 people died said he supported France’s actions and added that "it’s my firm conviction that Britain should do so too" He will make his case to parliament on Thursday for Britain to expand its strikes as part of the US-led coalition into Syria in his latest bid to get lawmakers’ approval for the move In a week of frantic international diplomacy Hollande is set to meet the leaders of all five permanent members of the UN Security Council in coming days He will hold talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday before meeting Germany’s Angela Merkel on Wednesday Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Thursday and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday The US on Monday also sought to rally support against IS in a meeting with top representatives from the 65 members of the coalition that has been bombing the group in Syria and Iraq for more than a year The UN Security Council on Friday authorised "all necessary measures" to fight IS AFP Written by Claude Alvares | Published: January 21 2016 12:01 am Figures show that in any given year some 40-50 coconut trees were allowed to be felled under the act Related News There are not that many ways to stun the world but the Goa government succeeded in doing precisely that last week To the consternation of all those who have visited this tourist destination crammed with no less than four million coconut palms the Goa government amended the Goa Preservation of Trees Act to remove the coconut tree from its ambit arguing that the coconut tree was an imposter; when seen in its true colours the tree displayed for example no branches at all and therefore failed the botanical test: At most it could be called a shrub a grass or even a mop but sorry no longer a tree The decision now enables anyone in Goa to fell coconut trees without a permit However public response in Goa has been instantaneous accompanied by shrill denunciation derision lampoons angry satire cartoons public demonstrations videos songs and slurs This is the sort ofresponse you get when you perceive someone has approached you with an indecent proposal Goans have had a love affair with coconut trees that predates the Portuguese incursion of 1510 So the issue of felling them freely simply does not arise They plant them in profusion They look after them affectionately and also fight over them (Illustration by: C R Sasikumar) The coconut tree is a constant source of tort: If it grows erect there is no breaking news Trouble begins when it begins to lean as all tall things eventually do While the roots remain in one property the nuts and dried fronds fall on the roofs of neighbours breaking tiles or heads Civil disputes are legion Some have reached the high court In a recent case a high court bench in complete complicity with local sentiment ruled that the government had no justification to cut all five problem trees belonging to the petitioner only two would do The judge a well-known Goan could not fathom why anyone would want to cut five coconut trees in one fell operation It’s just not done And certainly no such proposal would get endorsement from a constitutional court It is difficult to explain why the prospect of having to cut a mature bearing coconut tree can make even grown Goans cry It’s like killing your own child A coconut tree produces nuts within eight to 10 years after which for the rest of its life it simply gives gives and gives When it dies its trunk is splintered into rafters and used to hold up the roof The coconut is the principal ingredient in fish curry and rice the recipe that has now made it to menus across the world from Mumbai to Dubai as “Goan curry” Its leaves are elegantly woven into large partitions for protection during the monsoon and for pandals From the coconut come a bewildering variety of products: Coconut oil fibre for ropes shells for fuel This is a kalpavriksha true to type: Nothing is wasted; nothing can be wasted Everything about the tree demands specialised expertise Few human beings can climb one Those who can do it so effortlessly they get into picture postcards De-husking the coconut looks a formidable expedition but all along the coast housewives can do one-a-minute Felling a coconut tree needs a pro It is cut and lowered in sections but not without an attendant gaggle of spectators providing continuous gratuitous advice; anyone doing it any other way would almost certainly wreck a couple of houses in the vicinity Every monsoon we lose two to three days of power because some old coconut tree has decided to give up the ghost and taken all the overhead electrical wires with it No advertisement of the Goa government promoting tourism appears without a coconut tree The sands of Goa would be unbearable to tread without the thousands of these palms swaying elegantly in the wind providing the necessary shade So what brought on the government’s hostility to this humble tree What reasonable explanation is there for this perfidy that Goan citizens see as an act of treason The government’s defence is that including it in the act (which covers all trees including coconut palms) was originally an error As a result people wishing to fell diseased or affected trees were required to run the gauntlet of the cumbersome procedures of the act The new amendment merely allows such trees to be removed without a permit This is a half-baked justification The Preservation of Trees Act allows emergency felling One only needs to inform the forest department of any such felling in 24 hours I have used this provision myself for removing a mango tree that started to lean towards the roof of my house in the monsoons There are also other provisions for more chronic cases Available figures show that in any given year some 40-50 coconut trees were allowed to be felled under the act One therefore does not amend an act in such draconian measure if it involves such small numbers For Goans the coconut tree will always remain more than just a tree The government of Goa on the other hand has only a different vision of Goa one which requires its complete remaking This tawdry vision has brought in many unwanted suitors: A needless new airport a golf course a new liquor factory the Defexpo marinas real estate expanded roads All need the mass slaughter of coconut trees The Preservation of Trees Act does not permit the removal of trees on more than one hectare at a time The coconut and the cashew both the unmistakable face of Goa stand in the way Like several other features of Goan life including perhaps Goans themselves The writer is director Goa Foundation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Published: August 15 2017 4:40 am Construction in full swing at Gurgaon’s IFFCO Chowk Express photo by Abhinav Saha Related News An underpass at Rajiv Chowk and a flyover at Maharana Pratap Chowk were thrown open to the public in Gurgaon on Monday evening with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurating the two structures on the eve of Independence Day Both the structures are part of a three-tier plan conceptualised by the Government of Haryana and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to resolve traffic problems at three major junctions — IFFCO Chowk Signature Tower and Rajiv Chowk Officials said that the entire project is estimated to cost a total of Rs 100467 crore The construction of the underpass has been completed at a cost of Rs 30 crore and that of the flyover at Rs 34 crore Both the structures have been completed within 240 days The two-lane right-turning underpass which measures 615 metres provides seamless passage for vehicles travelling from Bhaktawar Singh road or Medanta — The Medicity towards Delhi reducing the pressure at Rajiv Chowk It also includes a metre-wide “footpath-cum-drain” on both sides and during the night will be illuminated by 150-watt LED lights The four-lane flyover at Maharana Pratap Chowk meanwhile with a length of 182 kilometers is expected to provide relief to people travelling from MG Road to Old Gurgaon or the Bus Stand and vica versa On Monday Gadkari also laid the foundation stone for two projects for the improvement of the intersection near the Dhaula Kuan Metro station and the T-junction with Parade road The entire project is estimated at Rs 270 crore He also laid the foundation stone for the Badshahpur elevated highway which is likely reduce the journey from Rajiv Chowk to Sohna to “18-20 minutes” He also said he was open to moving the Kherki Daula toll plaza beyond its current location For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPrime minister Narendra Modi’s directive to his office to give priority for the issues of thestatesis a progressive step that is consistent with the country’s principle of federalism and devolution of powers ATimes of India report on Thursdayquoted a statement from the PMO which reportedly said that the Prime Minster has indicated that "he would like his office to consider issues especially those raised bystateson priority and with sensitivity" A file photo of Narendra Modi AFP ".This is important because India’s progress lies in the progress ofstates and this would strengthen our federal structure" the report further said "He has emphasised to leverage modern technology and develop systems and processes for effective monitoring and resolution of issues which are particularly brought to his office" Chief ministers of thestates especially those not ruled by the BJP such as Jayalalithaa who have time and again raised the centrality ofstates the overstepping of the their rights as well as the neglect of their genuine needs by the Centre might be happy with the PMO’s statement That the Prime Minister has stressed the importance of thestatesas one of his first priorities is certainly an indication of better Centre-staterelations on offer The PMO’s statement is also consistent with the sixth report of the second administrative commission which noted that "The empowerment ofStates has not weakened the Union; in fact the Union’s role is better defined and more respected in recent decades as authority is tempered by leadership cooperation and coordination This rediscovery of the legitimate and effective role of the Union even as more powers are devolved onStatesis one of the happy features of our Constitutional evolution" Although Indianstateshave become more demanding and more independent India’s federalism historically has tended to favour more powers being vested with the Central government which often legislates on issues which are the prerogative of thestatesand seeks to design and implement one-sized vertical programmes that don’t acknowledge their developmental diversity For instance it runs national programmes on health and has in the past attempted to create a national police infrastructure both subjects under the statelist It also oversteps the rights of thestateon issues such as education which falls in the concurrent list Incidentally the Central list has more items than thestatelist while it also retains the residual powers In a federally administered country what’s obviously more important are the stategovernment and local administration where services to its citizens such as power health water sanitation and education are delivered This demands increasing decentralisation of power all the way up to the local administration The Indian Constitution lays down a clear mandate for democratic decentralisation both throughthe directive principles and through the 73rd and 74th amendments However the devolution of powers to the local bodies has been slow and uneven The Centre’s role should be more of policy advise capacity building and sharing of resources Bulk of India’s administration that affects its citizens directly doesn’t happen at the Centre but in thestates By swearing in a lean cabinet Narendra Modi seems to have demonstrated hisstate-centric approach And now he has very clearly outlined what he has in his mind vis-a-vis Centre-staterelations His experience as a chief minister of two terms in Gujarat is likely to be a big bonus for thestates It’s up to them to be more rights-conscious than ever before The devolution of powers do not end with thestates They have to work extra hard to strengthen and empower the local bodies so that governance happens at people’s door steps Granting relief to the former TERI chief and noted environmentalist RK Pachauri who is accused in a sexual harassment case a Delhi court has approved Pachauri’s bail plea and allowed him to travel abroad for more than a month Delhi’s Saket court allows former TERI Chief RK Pachauri accused in a sexual harassment case to travel abroad for over a month — ANI (@ANI_news) July 11 2016 Saket court under Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan allowed Pachauri totravel to Mexico and the US between July 12 and August 14 toattend conferences and meetings according to Hindustan Times RK Pachauri IBNLive Pachauri had moved an application through his counsel Ashish Dixit seeking permission to travel abroad to keep some business engagements which the court approved noting that the chargesheet was already filed and the police investigation was complete "In these circumstances the accused is permitted to travel as per his itinerary subject to furnishing of one local surety of Rs200000 to the satisfaction of this court and upon furnishing an undertaking that he shall appear in the court in person or through counsel and shall not dispute his identity at a later stage" the court said according to a report in NDTV This will not be the first time the court has allowed Pachauri to travel abroad Earlier on at least 10other occasions Pachauri was allowed to travel abroad on business engagements In the order the court noted that this was proof that Pachauri has on previous occasions kept to the conditions set out by the court Moreover after the woman lodged a complaint against him Pachauri had immediately moved to the court seeking anticipatory bail following which the court had restrained the police from arresting him according to The Hindu Pachaurihad been on anticipatory bail since 21 March 2015 Earlier the court had quashed a petition challenging his anticipatory bail? They aren’t trying to break any rules, It’s all about the characters. Her husband Vikas Sharma was assisting her in the business.

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