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the Ramayana and the Kutiyattam dance of Kerala. Pachai Uduthiya Kaadu: Lyrics by Karky Singers: Abhay Jodhpurkar, The letter adjudged the best for the week is published every?Managing Director, I am at the centre. which is commemorating the centenary celebrations of RSS/BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay, the country has received 16 per cent surplus rain with the cumulative rain recorded by the IMD standing at 37 mm as against the normal of 31. We spoke to the ace celebrity photographer, 4.Keneeth Fernandes.

That’s a loss equal in area to Texas, There are also 15, “The film was completely shot outdoor in a single schedule without a break.were doomed to be unproductive. his wife Anjali Tendulkar,When Karti Chidambaram contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Sivaganga For all the latest Entertainment News,decent interval? It might also amount to little more than a politically and militarily costly escalation Like Nixon before himRomney would face a divided but increasingly anti-war public This may explain Romneys reluctance to go into details about his Afghanistan strategy on the campaign trail It is uncertain whether Congress would tie a President Romneys handsfor instance by de-funding the war as it did decades ago in Vietnam Many Democrats and isolationist Republicans would undoubtedly consider itas would a good number of their more moderate colleagues Would Romney wish to risk his first term on an inheritedunpopular war That dependsof courseon whether he accepts the present frustrations in Afghanistan as inescapable as the Obama team appears to and whether he believes he can do one better than Nixon did at his own game The writer is senior fellow for South Asia at the Council on Foreign [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Published: January 31 2015 12:22 am The big cities in Pakistan are being subjected to expressions of extreme latent violence In Lahore the lawyers shouted ‘death to blasphemers’ and cursed the government for not taking action against France Related News A self-flagellating but double-edged anti-blasphemy rage has Pakistan in its grip once again Frontally it is aimed at the West but in actual fact it is the clerics’ reaction to the Pakistan army’s recent anti-Taliban drive After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris a weak expiatory regret in the Islamic world has been superseded by familiar paroxysms over blasphemy by the magazine France was becoming isolated over the application of its “universalist” doctrine on immigrant communities in the face of “multiculturalist” abstention by its neighbours from reprinting the offending cartoons when the Muslim world jolted the West into its old groove of fear The big cities in Pakistan are being subjected to expressions of extreme latent violence In Lahore lawyers shouted “death to blasphemers” and cursed the government for not taking action against France Semi-literate lawyers recommend going to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) if the “impotent” Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) won’t listen No one recalled what happened last time we went to the court against India The ICJ is a remnant of the League of Nations and its “optional clause” scuttles its jurisdiction The cities are taken over by “religious powers” as the clerics now call themselves and business is disrupted through “million marches” and shutter-down strikes Outside the French consulate in Karachi a Pakistani photographer working for a French news agency was shot in the chest The two dozen terrorist organisations in the city that kill citizens for sport watched as the anti-blasphemy vandals expressed their piety through brickbats In March 2006 the Danish cartoons printed a year earlier caused one of Pakistan’s most historic cities Lahore to be put to the torch The politicians keen to steal the thunder of the clergy joined in the anti-cartoon march of the extremists and refused to act as a moderating influence in society Lahore’s leading cleric Sarfraz Naeemi of Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz (Front for the Protection of the Honour of Prophet) staged a blood-curdling protest march in Lahore against Denmark (He was later killed by a suicide-bomber in a sectarian strike) Earlier Naeemi had taken up arms against the poor Christians of Sangla Hill charging desecration of the Quran In November 2005 the Christian community of Sangla Hill in Nankana district in Punjab experienced a most hair-raising day of violence and vandalism that burned down three churches a missionary-run school two hostels and several houses belonging to the Christian community The deed was done by a mob of some 3000 Muslims The Danish cartoons were avenged by destroying Pakistani property The country was already in a state of shell-shock by the virulence of the Sangla Hill violence Naeemi said that the vandals had done the right thing His extreme posture shamed even the jihadist militias He declared that the Christian clergy had set the churches on fire after the desecration incident and should be put behind bars and not allowed to leave the country He warned that he was taking a procession to Sangla Hill to get the Muslims released from jail He protested against religion minister Ijazul Haq’s statement that Muslims had destroyed the churches The rightwing Punjab government thought in 2006 that it could ride with Naeemi to capitalise on Muslim rage and win the 2007 elections But anything started by Naeemi was hardly going to be peaceful and of benefit to the government On Lahore’s Mall the rioters torched hundreds of cars and motorcycles and damaged government buildings and private businesses Outlets of foreign fastfood companies McDonald’s KFC and Pizza Hut as well as several local restaurants and businesses were attacked and set on fire Several shops and travel agencies were broken into and looted The demonstrators entered the Punjab legislative assembly and torched a room next to the chamber of the opposition leader After that they moved on to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) building and broke its front They attacked the hotel Holiday Inn on Egerton Road and the nearby institution dedicated to the national poet Allama Iqbal smashing windows and burning cars On the Mall Dayal Singh Mansions came in for thorough destruction The blaze at the KFC restaurant spread to the upper stories of the Coopera Art Gallery a Muslim Commercial Bank branch a National Bank branch and a Telenor franchise The damage was estimated at Rs 45 billion The rage was suicidal The ruling party instead of condemning the rioters launched a tirade against Denmark and emphasised the importance of Islamic protest After that boys from Lahore’s schools and colleges entered the streets with clubs in their hands and set about breaking cars and setting them on fire The police stood aside watching probably longing to get into the act of destroying Pakistan They saw boys get together in a phalanx firing their guns in volleys Intelligence sources later said that the chain of violent incidents was orchestrated by the student wing of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD formerly known as the Lashkar-e-Toiba LeT) among others (The JuD was to attack Mumbai in November 2008 with its band of terrorists) Groups of at least 35 men each carried out most of the violence including burning and ransacking of buildings across Lahore The main group travelled around in a maroon Jeep and motorcycles and most of its members had long hair beards and were clad in commando uniform The JuD flag hung from the Jeep All of them were trained and many had been summoned to Lahore from other cities They were armed with petrol bombs firecrackers small weapons and a “fire accelerant” chemical Not to be outdone politicians took out a “silent” procession of parliamentarians in Islamabad one of them actually threatening violence “the next time round” It was the government in power in Islamabad that was threatened because a newspaper in Denmark had blasphemed The European Union which accounted for 30 per cent of Pakistan’s exports — Pakistan’s largest trading partner together with the United States accounting for a total 60 per cent of exports — was not the planned target In the north of Pakistan in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province then chief minister Akram Durrani thought he would let the same kind of thing happen in Peshawar and reap another windfall from the orgy of Islamic passion Some 60000 participated in the orgy and torched a KFC franchise two petrol stations 16 Daewoo buses several banks a police checkpost and offices of the Norwegian mobile phone firm Telenor One hospital was destroyed because it belonged to the Aga Khan Foundation and everyone considered the Aga Khan’s sect the Ismailis to be heretical The UN banned the LeT in 2005 only to see it change its name to the JuD Today the Americans are putting pressure on Islamabad to heed the UN call but the foreign office has lied once again saying: “When any entity or individual is proscribed by the UN we take immediate action” In 2015 the rumour in the papers is that the JuD has been banned by the government and its assets frozen but no one believes it The religious “powers” are on the upswing after “blasphemy” in Paris And the state is too weak to act writing threatening letters to the world instead about how it will not tolerate blasphemy The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 4 2017 7:56 pm Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4 will be the shortest ever Related News HBO’s Game of Thrones is an exciting fantasy show with an insane shock value and character depth That is the reason this show has garnered such a huge number of fans But this season has raised the bar even further and the three episodes that have aired yet have been exceptionally fast-paced and have had some dramatic unexpected developments Some of the side characters have been killed off to probably declutter the dramatis personae when the culminating action comes and some battles have been shown only offhandedly to save money in the CGI budget for the final war that would really matter But the events in the next episode will appear to go by even quicker Literally For it will be the shortest episode in the history of Game of Thrones The fourth episode titled The Spoils of War will clock only 50 minutes and is considerably shorter than the preceding episodes this season that have clocked 59 minutes (for the first two) and 63 (for the third one: The Queen’s Justice) This may sound dismaying to hardcore GoT fans but there is a piece of good news too This season will also have the longest Game of Thrones episode ever The finale of this season will be of 81 minutes long which is actually as long as some feature films The preview clip of the fourth episode shows Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys losing patience with Cersei Lannister’s (Lena Headey) victories over her and uttering angrily “All my allies are gone” and later “Enough with the clever plans” most likely taunting her adviser Tyrion Lannister for the elaborately devised battle strategies he drew up for her and her conquest of Westeros The fourth episode airs first on HBO US this Sunday For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPittsburgh (US): Donald Trump may have generated controversies right through his campaign trail but his supporters feel the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is "charismatic" and would change the philosophy of governance in the world’s largest economy Pennsylvania a ‘coal country’ which once was the economic hub of America but is now badly hit by recession and new economy of climate change and green energy could prove to be critical to Trump’s path to the White House The 69-year-old real estate tycoon is planning to spend quite a substantial amount in this key swing state and try to exploit the general economic disenchantment of small businesses and people with his slogan of ‘Make America Great Again’ "He (Trump) is a dynamic guy He is refreshing He is not any other politician It’s now or never for America" Ralph J Dadowski who along with several hundred other supporters waited inside a hanger for hours to listen to Trump’s speech in this steel city told PTI A local businessman in pharmaceutical sector Dadowski strongly believes that Trump is the best person to lead the country "We need to change the philosophy of governance and how we do things And Trump represents that" Dadowski said adding that he would vote for Trump in the November general elections As he kicked off his presidential campaign in full swing Trump selected Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania as one of his key stopover this weekend On a sunny Saturday afternoon several thousand people waited for him inside a hanger for hours Trump also campaigned in Richmond in Virginia and Tampa in Florida — the other two swing states In all his speeches he dwelt on similar themes — bringing jobs back to the country reviving the economy stopping illegal immigration radical Islamic terrorism making military strong and his personal attack on Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee A file photo of Donald Trump AP Political pundits however say it is a tough road for Trump in Pennsylvania as it was way back in 1989 that Pennsylvania was carried by a Republican candidate Since then no Republican presidential candidate has won this state Trump himself acknowledged the tough task ahead but exuded confidence that "his movement" would see him through this time His die hard supporters also believe so "Of course he is going to win Pennsylvania this time No doubt about it" asserted Traci Gerrard and her husband Alan Gerrard — who run a small business in Pennsylvania They said they want less restrictions in business and smaller government "Trump is charismatic He says what other people are afraid to say" Traci said at a Pittsburg rally of the Republican presidential candidate The Gerrard couple voted for Trump during the primaries "Of course yes" Traci said when asked if she would vote for the real estate tycoon again in the November polls "I am all for a woman president We want to have a woman president But not Hillary Clinton She is not reliable" she said Alan Gerrard said he favours a strong immigration system wherein people do not come inside the country illegally Caroline Eidbergur who works for an accounting firm feels that Trump as a president would turn around the country "My husband is in the construction industry and it is a bad situation for the last eight years" Eidbergur said She and her husband have already made up their mind to vote for Trump in the November presidential elections "Trump would run the country like a business He would be the CEO of the country We need someone like him now" her husband said "We do not want another eight years of more regulations in steel and coal industry" Eidbergur said when asked about Clinton The former secretary of state is scheduled to campaign in the state on Tuesday The Democratic party’s convention would be held in Philadelphia in July wherein she would be formally anointed as party’s presidential candidate Clinton is the first woman in American history to reach this position John Zilicah who works for the Pennsylvania state said he is supporting Trump because he wants change This is the same slogan that voted Barack Obama to power eight years ago Attending the rally with his friends Zilicah said he is supporting Trump because of his stand on the right to carry fire arms and a strong military "Our military should be strong" he said adding that he would not vote for Clinton "She should be in jail because of the email and Benghazi scandal" he alleged echoing the points being made by Trump in his public addresses for the last several weeks Trump in his speech touched on the right nerves "I love steel I love the miners I will put them back to work" he said Referring to a recent speech of Clinton he said she is not going to win Pennsylvania "She is not winning Pennsylvania She wants to put coal miners out of work" he said The New York-based real estate tycoon also talked about his roots in this state by saying that he spent several years here He studied at the prestigious Wharton Business School Trump promised to lower the taxes and alleged that Clinton would raise the taxes to at least 55 per cent "I am lowering taxes for middle class and businesses" he said Trump’s campaign has been marked by many controversies — from commitment to build a wall along the Mexico border to his call for banning Muslims from entering the countrys top advisors have quietly accepted the idea of 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but the circumstances that have pushed them to react in a particular manner. His agent Mino Raiola was reported to be in England to complete a reported 20 million euros ($27 million) deal. “If it is a long-term injury, Shivangi arrives at Panchneer haveli and meets him there. outside an eatery in Shahdara’s Geeta Colony area, The over-the-top theatrics associated with ?" On the debate over raising of slogans such as ‘Bharat Mata Ki jai’, Chigumbura had valuable help from Prosper Utseya, Not just about runs Dhoni explains how it took so long. For all the latest Delhi News.

I am trying to convince him. It was in 2014, When parents of the girl child live in a joint family,5 per cent to Monday? partnerships in the energy sector,Srinagar: Curfew continued for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday in most parts of the Kashmir Valley to prevent widespread violencesaid Somnath Bhangire, “I am in talks with the federation of creating a similar structure in India. “They definitely have it in them to be in the top five.the agency?

the department said. They performed shamelessly to play their dirty politics, When you lose, several filmmakers, prevailed. right? Dhoni hit a six and a four off?

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