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[email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published: December 19 2017 2:34 am HJM Awadh Prant general secretary Manish Srivastav said “If a school still forces students to celebrate Christmas then we will protest outside the school” Top News RSS-affiliate Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) has asked its district units in the state to visit private schools with a warning — don’t collect contributions for Christmas celebrations from Hindu students and don’t make it compulsory for them to attend the event Alleging that schools promoted Christianity this way the HJM has asked its district units to protest outside schools if their warnings were not heeded The government meanwhile said it had no knowledge of such a move “We have no objection if anyone celebrates Christmas Our request to schools is not to force any Hindu to contribute We will request principals and managers of schools both orally and in writing” said HJM state chief Vijay Bahadur Singh HJM district units have begun preparing a list of private schools for the purpose Aligarh HJM chief Sonu Savita said “Most students in missionary and other schools are Hindus Christian students in these schools are very few… with none in some cases Thus their major source of revenue is from the Hindus students We will be telling schools that by celebrating Christmas they are promoting Christianity” He said his workers will start visiting schools in his area from Tuesday with “warning letters” HJM Awadh Prant general secretary Manish Srivastav said “If a school still forces students to celebrate Christmas then we will protest outside the school” The nature of the protest will be decided soon he said Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said “I have no information about such matter” For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Published: July 4 2017 4:45 am The directive states “The Delhi HC is in receipt of a lot of complaints that there is an unhealthy practice of continuous posting of particular Naib courts in the same courts or with the same judicial officer for long durations” (Source: File Photo) Top News To curb the “impression of a nexus” between “Naib courts and judicial officers” the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to ensure that the tenure of a ‘naib court’ does not exceed three years in any circumstances The court has also directed that a Naib court cannot be posted with the same judicial officer for more than one tenure Naib courts are personnel of probe agencies posted at trial courts as well as the High Court They serve as the liaison between the probe agency the court and the litigants The judicial official is the head of a court “Around 10-15 Naib courts posted with the prosecution branch of every district work with the prosecutor and the court concerned They are appointed by the DCP of a district One or two Naib courts appointed by the SHO also work as a liaison between the court and police station” a senior police officer said Sources said that after receiving the order several DCPs and SHOs have started scanning the tenure of all Naib courts posted from their districts The directive states “The Delhi HC is in receipt of a lot of complaints that there is an unhealthy practice of continuous posting of particular Naib courts in the same courts or with the same judicial officer for long durations” The registrar general of the Delhi High Court wrote to the Delhi Police Commissioner that “such continuous and long postings leave an impression of a nexus which is not conducive to the credibility and functioning of a robust justice delivery system” “In order to inspire the confidence of the litigants and lawyers the Acting Chief Justice has been pleased to direct that a Naib court may not be posted in the same court/court complex and with the same judicial officer for more than one tenure The duration of the tenure should not exceed three years in any circumstances” the registrar general of Delhi HC wrote to police chief Patnaik Delhi Police spokesperson Madhur Verma said that they have received the order and will comply with it For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 21 2017 1:45 am Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore made a surprise inspection at the JLN Stadium in the capital on Wednesday (Source: Twitter) Top News The government has approved a total budget of Rs 1756 crore for the next three years for the revamped version of its Khelo India initiative sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Wednesday Under the ambitious programme the government hopes to identify 1000 youngsters and provide them a financial support of Rs 5 lakh per year for eight consecutive years In a release the government said 20 universities across the country would be nominated as hubs of sporting excellence which would help the athletes pursue education and competitive sports simultaneously The programme also aims to cover about 20 crore children in the age group of 10 to 18 Rathore called it a ‘physical fitness drive’ and said they would support them suitably to achieve the target The Khelo India programme was launched by the ministry last year by merging three schemes – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme and National Sports Talent Search Programme “A holistic approach has to be taken and there will be a seamless network which will enable a pathway from schools to Olympics” Rathore said after a cabinet meeting “In the age group of 10 to 18 health and education will be mapped and schools will be graded Sports facilities will also be mapped with geographical location Sports and education will be mixed” Rathore who is the first athlete to became India’s sports minister said very soon sports-specific mobile apps equipped with relevant information will be launched “The apps will have tips for athletes and information of Indian and international athletes” he said In a release the ministry added the programme will engage the youth living in disturned and deprived regions of the country to ‘wean them away from unproductive and disruptive activities and mainstream them in the nation-building process’ It will also include the use of the National Sports Talent Search portal for talent identification; interactive website for indigenous sports and a Games Information System for locating and using infrastructure Rathore the winner of the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games said under the scheme efforts will be made to upgrade and educate coaches at the community level Asked about the impending Sports Code and efforts to bring sports in the Concurrent list Rathore said he was taking a “step by step” approach Responding to a query if he was satisfied with the standard of coaching in India he remarked “best is required good is not enough” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe term of President Pranab Mukherjee ends in July The BJP-led NDA appears to have an advantage as it has a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha and rules many of the bigger states The electoral college for the election of president consists of elected members the two Houses of Parliament and members of the legislative assemblies and councils Parties supporting NDA The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) rallied around the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) stating that the regional party could support the coalition’s candidate if it helped Telangana "We have been with the NDA whenever it benefited Telangana We are not with the NDA if it is against Telangana" the TRS leader in the Lok Sabha AP Jitender Reddy told PTI With Opposition trying to put up a common nominee for the poll Reddy’s comments would boost the NDA’s chances of installing its candidate in Rashtrapati Bhavan Reddy said the TRS would take a final decision on the matter at an appropriate time after assessing whether the NDA needed its support The presidential election has to be held before 24 July when President Pranab Mukherjee’s term ends President Pranab Mukherjee PTI TRS was one of the six political parties (AIADMK BJD YSRCP AAP and INLD) who cumulatively hold a 13 percent vote-share in the Presidential Electoral College and has the potential to make the contest interesting TRS before announcing their support for NDA maintained equidistance from BJP as well as Congress in their domestic state-level political considerations Congress needs the support of these six regional parties to even out the contest between ruling and Opposition "The opposition’s 3547 percent votes combined with the 1306 percent voteshare of these six parties give them a total of 4853 percent — just short of the NDA’s vote share of 4864 percent in the presidential contest" Economic Times reported Here are plans of Opposition Opposition parties after holding discussions in the past few days appear to have considered a few names including former governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi former speaker Meira Kumar NCP chief Sharad Pawar and JDU leader Sharad Yadav to pick a common candidate for the upcoming presidential election Though a decision on the candidate will take some time the process of evolving a consensus is gaining momentum Congress president Sonia Gandhi has initiated the process of bringing Opposition together for the election slated in July in a bid to evolve a consensus on a candidate This also being seen as a precursor to the possibility of opposition parties coming together to take on the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections Gopalkrishna Gandhi grandson of Mahatma Gandhi who was secretary to the President when R Venkataraman held the post is also said to have a good equation with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee when he was governor there He himself has acknowledged that he has been approached Sonia has over the past few days met Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar National Conference’s Working President Omar Abdullah Janata Dal-United leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Communist Party of India-Marxist chief Sitaram Yechury CPI leader D Raja and spoken to Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Gandhi who was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram hospital due to food poisoning on 9 May is believed to have spoken to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee from the hospital The two are likely to meet on 16 May She will also meet DMK leader MK Stalin and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati in the coming days Congress president Sonia Gandhi PTI "Sonia Gandhiji is trying to build a consensus on the presidential election over phone and even by meeting leaders of the opposition parties But we are waiting for the BJP to announce their candidate Let them first declare their candidate" JD(U) leader KC Tyagi told IANS Asked if consensus has been arrived at on any candidate Tyagi said: "A consensus has not been yet reached on any of the names Let the notification be issued But we have done our homework already We will all contest the elections together" Asked about the names of probable candidates doing the rounds Tyagi said: "Gopalkrishna Gandhi is a good name but no consensus has been reached on that Meira Kumar is also a good name Sharad Yadav is also a good name" "No consultations have taken place formally on the names together Till the BJP announces its candidate or till the election date is announced all this is just preliminary talk" he added A senior Left leader told IANS that the united opposition will wait for the BJP to announce their candidate He also said that they will announce the name in the end "Announcing the name may land the candidate in a legal entanglement like BJP patriarch LK Advani Immediately after his name started doing the rounds for presidential candidature the Supreme court revived the conspiracy charge against him on the Babri Masjid demolition" said the leader Janata Dal-Secular leader Danish Ali said they will first wait for the government to announce its candidate and only then will they take a stand on it "If the government proposes a consensus candidate it will be good for democracy The government should consult the opposition parties before taking any decision "If we don’t agree with the government’s proposal and if the candidate is not suitable for Rashtrapati Bhavan if he comes from the right-wing ideology then the opposition will be forced to field a candidate in that scenario. And JD-S will stand by the opposition parties" Danish Ali told IANS AIADMK leader V Maitreyan told IANS: "We’ll have to see who are the candidates first (from both sides) and also how the Tamil Nadu scenario unfolds It’s too early to comment on this" However Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal and Shiv Sena which have been non-committal on the issue so far will play a crucial role in the presidential elections Sources in the BJD said that if Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu’s name is proposed by the ruling establishment the party may have difficulty in opposing her Murmu’s name has been doing the rounds for the top post She is a tribal politician who hails from Odisha Opposition parties are also trying to garner support from the Shiv Sena and some of the its leaders are in talks with Shiv Sena leaders A Congress leader said that if Sharad Pawar becomes the opposition candidate the Shiv Sena may extend support to him? 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availability of farm literature and so on. For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Debjani Paul | Published: November 1 2012 5:32 am Top News Gripped by the Roadies euphoriafans share their journeys to multiple auditions The morning sunlight gently washed over the grounds at Laxmi Lawnsas a soft breeze soothed anxious nerves of hundreds of people waiting for the ultimate modern test of guts and street smartness the tenth MTV Roadies auditions Though the auditions were to start much laterhopeful candidates were present in hundredsalready high on adrenaline Stalls set up by various companies asked the would-be auditioners to test themselves at push-ups and dart-throwingwhile onlookers cheered on Further oninside the hall rested even more participantswaiting for the real challenge to begin Here is where the veterans waited; people who had been auditioning for years; for whom the auditions were more than just a fun break from everyday life Milan Bochiwal (25)for instancewas auditioning for the show for the eighth time Bochiwalwho teaches guitar to TCS employees and runs his own event management company in Ahmedabadtakes time off from work every year and travels from one Roadies centre to anotherhoping to crack the auditions Last yearhe got selected from Chandigarh This yearif he doesnt make the cut in Punehe will follow the auditions to ChandigarhDelhi and Hyderabad Everyone wants successmoney or for something else I want fame? In similar incident, Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has hinted at the BJP returning to power in the 2019 General Elections, is seeking a fifth term in the Upper House. Low-flying birds and stray animals on the road also gave commuters some anxiety.the country?A few months ago, hundreds of MBBS doctors under the banner of AP Junior Doctors Association and Padmarao Nagar PG Aspirants have been protesting in Hyderabad and in different towns in Andhra Pradesh.’s decision, Reuters If India.

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