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more than a thousand Bhartiya Janata Party workers on Sunday marched towards Prime Minister Manmohan Singh? download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: December 17, The duo would reach Hotel Taj for the summit around 3.the Daily Mail reported. but not yet ready to feature(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis) For all the latest Sports News,o Paulo native. coming into Sunday, We know how much Adelaide fans love this style of Test cricket.000 seat stadium in Perth will likely host the third Test instead of the traditional WACA Ground. Chatterjee had completed his MBBS from Guwahati and was supposed to take his crucial postgraduation entrance exam.

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From here2014 can only get better seemachishti@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: September 26 2014 12:30 am Related News The samman samaroh hosted in Jind Haryana by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Thursday to commemorate the birth centenary of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal saw Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav from the JD(U) HD Deve Gowda of the JD(S) and Shivpal Yadav of the SP share the stage The upcoming assembly elections in the state formed the backdrop But the coming together of these leaders all of them with a Janata Dal pedigree may have a larger political context With the Congress apparently in decline — though the recent by-poll results have shown some indications of a fightback — and with the Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad alliance in Bihar signalling that a united opposition could stand up to an ascendant BJP leaders of the erstwhile and now scattered Janata Parivar sense an opportunity If it consolidates the Janata Parivar may well be a force to contend with in states like Uttar Pradesh Bihar Haryana and Karnataka Add the Biju Janata Dal to the mix and it turns into a political formation that runs governments in three states with an influence in nearly 180 Lok Sabha seats All these groups claim a common political lineage — the ideological legacy of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia and the social justice politics he championed With the added inheritance of fighting the Emergency the socialists have banded together in the past to form the core of the non-Congress governments at the Centre in 1977 1989 and 1996 and grown to represent the third front in national politics A non-BJP non-Congress formation may still be able to carve out political space but its old in coherences on leadership and policy are likely to remain Also the dividing lines have blurred over the years — the BJP has made inroads for instance in erstwhile Janata constituencies of the backward castes and the peasantry Spreading urbanisation the emergence of large and influential middle classes and a younger electorate have produced a new political dynamic centred on governance If it wants to be relevant again the third front will need to address the new reality For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: March 26 2016 2:25 pm Photo for representational purpose Related News Aadhaar is a potentially useful instrument for delivering benefits and reducing fraud But even its staunchest defenders should worry about the crude instrumentalism that has surrounded the passage of the Aadhaar bill This instrumentalism has run roughshod over two values: Constitutional propriety and privacy There should be great disquiet at the fact that the bill was treated as a money bill This was a subversion of the spirit of Article 110 the provision that deals with money bills If this bill with far-reaching implications for rights accountability and the powers of the state is a money bill then practically any legislation can be converted into a money bill Article 110(3) does say that the speaker is the final authority on what constitutes a money bill But it was always assumed that the speaker would make this determination in light of the definition of money bills laid down in the article To arbitrarily declare something a money bill is to subvert the spirit of the Constitution This bill will set a horrendous precedent for ways of bypassing the Rajya Sabha The solution to legislative logjam cannot be subversion of the representative scheme bequeathed to us Many politicians are privately salivating at the prospect of rendering the Rajya Sabha powerless The Aadhaar bill has been born in this constitutional perfidy Share This Article Related Article The second value is privacy a key concern In an age of technology this is a tricky issue with complicated risks and tradeoffs It is precisely for this reason that this should not have been a money bill A short oped is not a place to settle institutional issues but the responses of the defenders of Aadhaar to the privacy question have not been reassuring They argue that this bill is an improvement on the UPA’s bill That is true But it is hardly reassuring to be told that a hole through which you might fall has gotten marginally smaller if there is a high probability that you can still fall through it The question is whether the bill demonstrates a good-faith attempt to address as many privacy concerns as it reasonably can On that score the bill is an exercise in bad faith The first reason is architectural The national security exceptions in the bill are too broad It negates all protections the bill seemingly provides But more importantly let us say you do want a national security exception Should the determination of this be left entirely to the bureaucracy and executive when they themselves will not be under any system of accountability Admittedly even our current safeguards are very weak But as the risks of surveillance grow we need to strengthen them rather than rely on specious arguments about the past But as PRS Legislative Research pointed out the term “national security” is much wider than public emergency or public safety the traditional grounds on which the state got tapping authority But the most important point is that there is no effective independent credible mechanism for holding accountable those who will be making determinations on this exception Essentially a small group of bureaucrats can render your privacy irrelevant Privacy may not be absolute as thefinance minister says but that is no reason to make bureaucratic power nearly absolute as this bill does Second the real issue with Aadhaar is not only going to be the privacy of the information with the UIDAI itself If lots of different agencies link their information to Aadhaar numbers what will be the protocols governing the sharing of that information What will be the norms governing data mining Will we have agency-specific protocols on what information can be shared with whom and under what conditions Aadhaar will give the ability to link different databases biometrically As Partha Mukhopadhyay had argued “To protect privacy each such database will need additional locks Linking databases should need consent from multiple key-holders subject to legislative oversight and judicial redress” This is in principle a problem that could be addressed But it is why Aadhaar required embedding in the context of a comprehensive privacy legislation not a perfunctory exercise as is carried out in this bill This bill has no meaningful protection against abuse But the broader ideological mystification around privacy should be resisted This government like the previous one is consistently mendacious on the right to privacy outright denying it on some occasions Then there is the canard of the “private sector” Since we freely give in to Google and Facebook what is wrong in giving in to the state There are two responses This argument may actually be a case for regulating big private companies more rather than lowering protection standards in the state But most importantly it elides an important distinction: The state can use coercive power in a way in which private entities cannot Private entities are not inconsequential in the exercise of power but that power operates differently The reason we worry about the state is that it can coerce you imprison you deprive you of your rights So the standards of accountability have to be correspondingly adjusted States have also used a generalised state of insecurity to make surveillance normal Our fears trump our quest for autonomy This is a Faustian bargain we have struck with the state But the political sustainability of this bargain depends upon trust in the state A good-faith attempt to give as many safeguards as possible should not be seen as coming in the way of the state It rather enhances its ability to exercise power when it truly matters But a state that rides roughshod over privacy from the start will not be a state that will elicit trust What is at stake is not just a right to privacy but the building of a trustworthy state Finally we are in an age where we live in what the Columbia legal theorist Bernard Harcourt has in his book Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age called the “expository society” We not only crave exposure but the better satisfaction of our desires requires us to give up privacy But even the craving for the satisfaction of our desires should not make us immune from worrying about how power is exercised over us In its crude instrumentalism about constitutional propriety and privacy the Aadhaar bill is a demonstration of just how easily state power can become arbitrary Even though the bill has been passed it is important to keep up the pressure so that we can frame better regulations and seek judicial protection The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: June 19 2017 10:55 am “Once Shimon learns the four measures we provide it creates its own sequence of concepts and composes its own piece” said Bretan (Representational image) Top News In a first scientists have developed a marimba-playing robot that uses artificial intelligence to create its own music inspired by the works of musicians like Beethoven and Mozart The robot with four arms and eight sticks writes and plays its own compositions on a marimba using a database of well-known pop classical and jazz artists Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology in the US fed the robot nearly 5000 complete songs – from Beethoven to the Beatles to Lady Gaga to Miles Davis They worked with the robot named ‘Shimon’ for seven years enabling it to listen to music played by humans and improvise over pre-composed chord progressions Shimon is now a solo composer generating the melody and harmonic structure on its own researchers said “Shimon’s compositions represent how music sounds and looks when a robot uses deep neural networks to learn everything it knows about music from millions of human-made segments” said Mason Bretan a PhD student at Georgia Tech “Once Shimon learns the four measures we provide it creates its own sequence of concepts and composes its own piece” said Bretan “This is a leap in Shimon’s musical quality because it’s using deep learning to create a more structured and coherent composition” said Gil Weinberg a professor at Georgia Tech “We want to explore whether robots could become musically creative and generate new music that we humans could find beautiful inspiring and strange” Weinberg said For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The digital world is going to change the way factories operate with the digitisation process leading to job losses but it will also create a plethora of highly skilled employment opportunities in the long run Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Wednesday He also said that in the connected world manufacturing will become customer-centric and India must embrace technology with all its might Representational image "India should not miss the opportunity presented by the fourth industrial revolution which will also create new kinds of highly paid and highly skilled jobs "There is an urgent need for more industry-academia collaboration and to develop requisite skills in technology" Kant said at an event organised by industry body CII He also suggested introduction of a compulsory apprenticeship programme to encourage hands-on experience on technology as early as higher secondary level To effectively embrace digitalisation Kant asked the industry to foster competitive advantage across their value chains focus on productivity and fill productivity gaps to compete globally He also suggested fortifying quality prioritizing investments in innovation and R&D and invest in life-long learning for employees He urged industry to think big and think global "Thinking global will require quality and conformance to global standards which can be achieved through digitalisation" Kant observed By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 17 2017 4:59 am Top News HARMEHTAB SINGH alias Farid an accused in the BMW hit-and-run case was remanded in police custody of three days by duty magistrate Imanbir Singh Dhaliwal at district courts in Sector 43 here on Monday Harmehtab Singh and Balraj Singh allegedly ran over Akansh Sen early in the morning on February 9 following which the victim succumbed to injuries in PGIMER Watch what else is making news: The police also recorded the statement of the complainant in the case Adamaya Sen under Section 164 of the CrPC The statement was recorded in the presence of the judicial officer Soon after committing the crime Farid left for Bengaluru stated the police while seeking remand There he had tea at a stall and gave the tea stall vendor Rs 2000 for not identifying him said the papers seeking remand The car used for committing the crime was dumped at a place at Fazilka Outside the courtroom Farid told mediapersons “I had not instigated Balraj Singh to run over Akansh Why will I do that When we reached the house in Sector 9 on February 9 five persons came out of the house with baseball bats I got scared and immediately sat inside the car and we sped away Akansh stood in front of the car and we accidentally ran him over” Seeking a five-day police remand assistant district attorney Lovneesh Mehmi said “The police have to recover the vehicle used for committing the crime from Fazilka and arrest the co-accused who was in New Delhi” Farid will accompany the police to recover the mobile phones and car and will also identify the places he visited after committing the crime For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ajay Khape | Pune | Updated: February 22 2017 12:43 am A total of 34000 calls were received from voters at the call centre to find out which was their polling booth and this was in addition to the distribution of slips to 75 per cent voters he added Top News Voters kept everyone guessing with a turnout of 555 per cent 458 per cent more than the 2012 polls in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections held on Tuesday despite the freebies and awareness campaign by the State Election Commission and the civic election department “We are disappointed about the kind of turnout for PMC polls and need to analyse the voters’ approach” said Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar The PMC had declared freebies to motivate voters to exercise their right and had also under taken a public awareness drive through all possible mass mediums he said adding “The PMC had expected a turnout of 65-70 per cent but it was way less considering the kind of efforts undertaken to increase the turnout though it is 458 per cent more than 5092 per cent in 2012” The civic body would also look into its shortcomings in motivating voters said Kumar adding that the voter search facility provided by the PMC had received a good response with 1066 lakh voters using it to identity the location of their polling booths Watch What Else Is Making News: A total of 34000 calls were received from voters at the call centre to find out which was their polling booth and this was in addition to the distribution of slips to 75 per cent voters he added Kumar said there were a few complaints about voters’ names being shifted to a new area or voters from the same family getting scattered across different polling booths “There were no major complaints about a large number of voters missing from the voters’ lists The complaints were… sorted out by the election staff” he said The election across the city was largely peaceful; technical snags were reported at three control units and nine ballot units but they were sorted out within 15 minutes However the four-ward electoral panel system created confusion among voters as many struggled with it and the election staff had to guide them Election staff urged voters to go through the copy of ballot papers put up outside each booth This helped reduce the time taken by each voter who had to mandatorily cast four votes for them to be considered valid at the EVM The polling started at 730 am with 10 per cent voting reported in the first two hours as many people headed to the booths straight from their morning walks Employees of private organisations also visited the polling booths early and later made their way to office By 330 pm 43 per cent people had exercised their right to vote and many were seen in the queue waiting for their turn to cast their votes As long queues of voters were seen even at 530 pm the polling process at many booths was extended At a few places in the city the voting went on till at 9 pm due to last-minute rush by voters There were a few incidents of bogus voters being nabbed at polling booths In Sinhagad Road area four college students were detained by police after it was revealed that they possessed voters’ ID cards and were enrolled in the local electoral roll though none of them had ever lived in the area For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsKolkata: Newly appointed railway minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said the target of removing all unmanned level crossings could be achieved within a year instead of the initial goal of doing it in three years File image of Piyush Goyal PTI "Initially the Railways had a target of removing all unmanned crossings in three years But I told them why not do it within a year" he said at an event at IIM-Calcutta Goyal said around 5000 unmanned level crossings which account for nearly 30-35 percent of total rail accidents need to be removed by the railways in the next one year He also advocated the use of technology to reduce manual maintenance of rail tracks as it entails huge manpower "All you need is some infrastructure and a set of communication devices The RailTel has already prepared the optic fibre network for improving communication" the minister said Goyal had chaired a high-level meeting with top Railway Board officials on train safety in New Delhi on 7 September he said nothng can be done under Act. 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download Indian Express App More Top NewsRewari: Days after girl students in Haryana went on hunger strike demanding upgradation of their school, Shouldn? #LifeAtCannes pic. was launched in Kolkata on Friday, 50 cr mark. Mon [Independence Day holiday] will boost the biz further… SMASH HIT…” He also gave out the numbers “#Rustom Fri 1411 cr Sat 1643 cr Sun 1988 cr Total: 5042 cr India biz TERRIFIC” Trade analysts have been predicting Rs 100-crore business for this Akshay Kumar starrer since the movie will be benefitted by Monday also being a holiday due to Independence Day Rustom has also been garnering praises for its intriguing storyline and Akshay Kumar’s new avatar seems to have worked wonders for the film While Rustom is riding high on the strong word of mouth from the viewers the movie’s collections is expected to rise and will put up a strong total at the box office On Friday the day of release Rustom collected Rs 1411 crore at the ticket window The movie found its place among the top five openers of 2016 and secured the fourth position in the list On day two Saturday the movie witnessed a growth of 1644% in its collections and earned Rs 1643 cr at the box office Rustom has a strong hold on the international market also It collected $124 million [ 830 cr] overseas The movie was unstoppable in UAE-GCC Here’s the overseas breakup: Thu AED 1 million Fri AED 13 million Sat AED 800000 Total: AED 31 million [ 565 cr] (Rustom box office day 2 collection: Akshay Kumar’s film mints Rs 3054 cr) Among the top five openers of the year two belong to Akshay himself While his Housefull 3 earned Rs 1521 crore on day 1 Airlift’s tally was 1235 crore Both went on to do over Rs 100-crore business Rustom is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai and also stars Ileana D’Cruz Arjan Bajwa and Esha Gupta Akshay plays a naval commander in the film who is accused of killing his wife’s lover It was released over 2317 screens across cities in India and 550-plus overseas For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Published: October 11 2015 6:09 pm Amitabh Bachchan said: “Every day is a learning experience Everyday I see there are shortcomings in me You learn from working with the younger generation” Top News Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 73rd birthday with aplomb Since early morning a sea of humanity lined outside his three palatial bungalows in Juhu to wish Big B Fans belonging to all age groups thronged the residence just to get a glimpse of Big B And the superstar sure didn’t disappoint and took time out to meet and greet his fans Watch: Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his birthday: As always Big B also kept his appointment with the media Walking like a trail blazer while the tunes of Main Hoon Don played in the background Big B made quite a superstar entry that he is known for And the actor was modesty personified when asked about the gifts received on his birthday Amitabh downplayed material comforts and said that it is the love of the family that matters the most Share This Article Related Article Big B also refused to accept glorified adjectives associated with his name “Firstly I don’t believe that I am incomparable and nor am I the owner of any big titles Every day is a learning experience Everyday I see there are shortcomings in me You learn from working with the younger generation who are very very proficient” said Amitabh Bachchan While Amitabh Bachchan made it clear that any attempts to make a biopic on his life would be a disaster the legend said that he would have no problems with anyone wanting to make a biopic on his late poet father Harivansh Rai Bachchan The actor also chose the diplomatic route when asked about the raging Ghulam Ali and FTII issue Amitabh Bachchan also said that he is yet to catch his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s latest release Jazbaa and also said he would be open to acting with wife Jaya Aishwarya and son Abhishek if there is a good script for all four Post the press meet the superstar got busy meeting his special fans bloggers and other guests For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew Delhi: Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Friday said the government has strengthened its resolve to make doping a criminal offence in order to instil fear in the minds of sportspersons who indulge in such practices "We are trying to make doping a criminal offence so that fear is instilled in the players and they restrain from getting involved in such practices" said Goel while addressing a select gathering in New Delhi on Friday He said to check the menace other steps likes obtaining players’ signatures showing films and educating them about doping were also considered by his ministry File photo of Union sports minister Vijay Goel PTI "We are planning to take signatures of the players besides showing them films on doping and basically educating and spreading awareness about it" said the minister Asked how young students can be stopped from testing positive as most of the dope offenders are caught at the school and college levels rather than at the international arena Goel said "I think at least those who win medals at the school and college levels should be tested for dope" The minister also said if those students who have applied in the Delhi University under the sports quota fail to get admission the department would hold a trial for them separately "All those who will fail to get admission in the Delhi University we would hold trials for them and the chosen ones would be put in some of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centres" said Goel On the conditions of SAI centres across the country the minister admitted that except for Bengaluru Gwalior and Patiala none of them were in great shape "Whenever I get a chance I visit various SAI centres in the country but in most of them I have found coaches to be not up to the mark I have asked all SAI coaches to undergo medical and fitness examinations and will take action based on their reports" He said that his ministry was working closely with National Sports Federations and act as a "patron" to them "We are working closely with the NSFs I hold regular meetings with them and are looking at ways to improve the facilities for the players But at the same time we have to ensure transparency and accountability of these NSFs" The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recently approved big changes to the overall Olympic programme for Tokyo Games 2020 with a number of men’s events replaced by women’s or mixed events When Goel was asked how his ministry would ensure that it does not continue to spend money on those athletes whose weight categories would be revoked for the next Olympics he said he was in touch with those NSFs in which there were plans of rejigs "We should not be investing in those weight categories which are not there anymore in the Olympics I have told all concerned NSFs to keep the ministry updated with the abolition and addition of categories in their respective sports" Goel clarified On the ‘Mission 11 million’ an initiative aimed towards taking football to 12000 schools in 37 cities across the country Goel claimed that the success rate has reached more than 50 percent "We have already reached 65 figure mark and taken around 5000 schools under the initiative There has been a progress on that front" said Goel But when told that in reality not many schools have actually come on board Goel was quick to add that he would soon hold a meeting with the concerned people and find out the current status "I will hold a meeting and evaluate what progress has been made so far" He also insisted that multi-sport championship from rural belts aimed at identify sporting talents from rural and tribal areas of particular states would be a regular affair "We are starting it with Delhi and trying to role out the model but it would be hosted by other states also to identify talents as they most of cream comes from rural and tribal areas" he stressed The government has reduced the plan outlay… the budget is meant to mislead people.” he said.Lal Bahadur Shastri, Being in India for five Tests is going to be physically and mentally very demanding because you are in a situation where conditions are not comfortable to you and it puts you under a bit more pressure.

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