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CNN News18 A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice NV Ramanna delivered the order.The court however made it clear that FIRs registered by CBI so far will remain The former chief minister faces many corruption charges which came to light in August 2015 after Nabam Tagam moved the high court alleging nepotism by Tuki in allocating Public Works Department contracts to his wife Nabam Yani sister-in-law brother and other relatives It is to be noted that Tuki was the PWD minister before taking over as the chief minister The Guwahati High Court then ordered a CBI probe into the allegations However the apex court later stayed the order after Tuki had challenged it Nabam Tuki was the chief minister of the frontier state between 2011 and January 2016 when his government was controversial dismissed and president’s rule was imposed However after the Supreme Court’s intervention his government was restored in July 2016 but resigned just three into his second term With inputs from PTI Updated: July 31 2014 1:53 pm The film became DaSilva’s biggest mission and having a strong support system helped Related News By: Shikha Kumar In 2006 New York-based director Jason DaSilva 25 was on a beach vacation with his family One afternoon he was idly watching airplanes zoom across the skies when his knees suddenly gave way After a long struggle he got to his feet still shaky This life changing moment was captured on camera by his family and the footage changed his life forever The video made him finally come to terms with a condition he was diagnosed with months earlier — multiple sclerosis (MS) an incurable disease that strikes the nervous system and affects motor reflexes and muscle control One of the first thoughts he had was how he was going to make films any more That is when he thought of shooting When I Walk “Making a film about the progression of the disease seemed a natural way for me to process what was happening However this was different from all my other projects because I was featuring in it I was living my life in the present but also reflecting upon it creatively through the film” says DaSilva who is the maker of award-winning documentaries such as Olivia’s Puzzle (2001) and Lest We Forget (2003) among others The 85-minute documentary follows DaSilva from that fateful day in 2006 (with the footage of him falling as the opening scene) till 2012 The film documents his thoughts struggles and hopes as he copes with the disease — from travelling through New York’s pavements on his motorised chair to visiting France where his grandmother recommended a trip to the “healing waters of Lourdes” The film shows DaSilva’s excursion to India where he learned yoga and meditation and also connected with his Goan roots His parents moved to the US in the ’70s on university scholarships while his grandparents left Goa for East Africa “The trip to India taught me that there are ways of healing outside of western medicine” says DaSilva As time progressed it wasn’t just his legs that were the problem MS manifested in blurring vision and hampering motor controls of his arms In one scene DaSilva directs his wife to drag the cursor on the editing screen from point A to B unable to do it himself Also DaSilva had to hand over the camera to his wife mother and brother because he couldn’t hold the camera steady anymore “It was perhaps the most frustrating part of making the film It was tough giving on-the-fly lessons in visual composition and camera exposure to my mother” says DaSilva who had to forgo cinematography and focus on capturing emotion instead “I discovered a new love for the expression of emotion and the subtlety of story” he says The film became DaSilva’s biggest mission and having a strong support system helped The film features his mother repeatedly advising him to enjoy every day and think of other people and countries outside of being a “mollycoddled American kid” His wife Alice Cook whom he met at an MS support group and whose mother was affected by the disease was a lifeline The documentary has made the rounds of several international film festivals last year including Sundance Film Festival The film has given him a new way for him to see the world and DaSilva would love to screen it in India He is currently working on the next installment of When I Walk titled Where You Go I Go a narrative on the history of Goa For now his biggest hope is that there will be a cure for MS someday “I am looking into stem cell treatment It holds the potential to reverse the effects of MS and make improvements in the future” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAhead of the much-awaited Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury took to Twitter to take potshots at the Narendra Modi Cabinet Yechury posted a picture of six BJP MPs —five of them ministers — tweeting identical messages calling demonetisation a success The two-term Rajya Sabha MP commented that such an occurrence points out that reshuffles in the Cabinet does not really matter as everything is dictated by the central command — a reference to the prime minister and BJP chief Amit Shah Ministers reduced to tweeting identical messages handed over to them centrally Their reshuffle doesn’t matter pictwittercom/MLpeZKDGUv — Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) September 2 2017 Yechury who was denied a third term in the Upper House also drew parallels between the ill-fated ship Titanic and the Modi Cabinet while dismissing the talks of a reshuffle The CPM leader also called the NDA government a disaster Talk of reshuffle in the cabinet is akin to shifting chairs on the decks of the Titanic The disaster that the Modi govt is won’t change — Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) September 2 2017 The stage is set for a reshuffle and expansion of the Union Council of Ministerson Sunday with two ministers having resigned and nine others understood to have been asked to quit to pave the way for entry of new faces CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury PTI Ministers of State Rajiv Pratap Rudy (skill development) and Sanjeev Balyan (agriculture) have resigned while a few others have been asked to resign from their posts ahead of the reshuffle on Sunday morning "A process has been set in motion for the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan at around 10 am on Sunday" officials said Cabinet ministers Uma Bharti Radha Mohan Singh and Kalraj Mishra Ministers of State Giriraj Singh Nirmala Sitharaman Bandaru Dattatreya and Faggan Singh Kulaste are believed to have been nudged by Shah to put in their papers sources told IANS Birender Singh steel minister is also likely to face the axe Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey who was on Friday appointed as the Uttar Pradesh BJP chief is also on the way out of the ministry Sources also told Firstpost that HRD minister Prakash Javadekar is likely to be elevated to the defence ministry while Suresh Prabhu who offered to resign after a series of rail accidents is likely to be allotted the environment ministry Rudy said it was the decision of the party and he had resigned Balyan said he was asked to resign and he would always follow the party directives However Bharti was evasive when asked if she had resigned "I have not heard your questions I have no right to speak on the issue Only those who have been authorised by the party chief can speak" she told reporters With inputs from IANS Jaipur: Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav Thursday hit out at the Narendra Modi government alleging it wanted an Opposition-free India which he said will never happen He made the remarks here at the third ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ convention a platform floated by him to rally anti-BJP forces after the JD(U) under Nitish Kumar joined the NDA File image of Sharad Yadav PTI The meeting was attended by leaders of Opposition parties including CPM’s Sitaram Yechury Congress’ Anand Sharma and Sachin Pilot TMC leader Sukhendu Roy and RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary "You (the BJP) want an Opposition-free India and not a Congress-free India But this will never happen We will join hands to save our composite culture" Yadav said asserting their objective was to unite all political parties Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Assembly Rameshwar Dudi and Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar Ansari who was suspended from the JD(U) last month and National Conference leader Surjeet Singh also attended the event Yadav said in the 2014 General Election to Lok Sabha people had voted "against" the NDA and the BJP as it had only 31 per cent of the total vote share "We are not option-less There are many issues but the challenge is that the opposition is scattered At Panchkula a baba was convicted and he was not the sole culprit.even those (politicians) who asked for his support (are culprits) "When religion and politics meet then a country becomes Iraq Syria and Pakistan" he said adding "the work of politics is to serve the people" he added He hit out at the BJP-led government for "unfulfilled promises failure of demonetisation cow vigilantism and woes of farmers labourers and small traders" CPM general secretary Yechury said the opposition parties coming together was "not a coalition for elections" but to save the country’s composite culture "They are taking the nation towards fascism" he alleged Pilot the state unit chief of Congress said when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister he never spoke of an "Opposition-free" India but BJP wants an India without the Congress and opposition "(But) this is not going to happen today or tomorrow" he said claiming all agencies in the country are asked to target the Opposition Congress’ Sharma a former Union minister said the country does not want a "pracharak" but requires an "administrator" He added that a country runs on principles and not deceit Rashtriya Lok Dal’s leader Choudhary also hit out at the NDA government Written by Pratik Kanjilal | New Delhi | Updated: September 17 2014 10:28 am Related News Harris Irfan’s Heaven’s Bankers (Constable & Robinson) is the first inside job on the rather opaque world of Islamic Sharia-compliant finance now worth hundreds of billions of dollars It is not deliberately opaque but only because outsiders tend to butt at the wall while Islamic bankers step nimbly around it We try to size up a banking system created for a 7th century tribal society in the desert against the Western system born in cosmopolitan 15th century Italy and designed for colonial profiteering It’s a bad fit and the idea of profiting without interest is baffling Profit-driven mainstream banking has commodified money Markets trade in fiat cash and its derivatives Some mutual funds bet exclusively on banking the ultimate derivative of money In contrast Sharia holds that money itself is not a good; it is useless until it is applied “It cannot be eaten and it does not provide heat or shelter” writes Irfan Germans who remember the collapse of the Deutsche Mark in 1945 after Berlin fell may disagree They had burned banknotes for heating and cooking and used it for wallpaper But in peacetime the distinction between money as commodity and money as instrument is valuable Pure capitalism asks: “What did my money earn” The Islamic banker’s question is larger: “What did my money achieve” If Wall Street’s products were policed as vigorously as insider trading and front-running there would have been no meltdown In 2008 investment bankers created derivatives that they knew would fail sold them to trusting customers and then bet vigorously against them bringing them down In comparison usury which Sharia and the Church banned looks disarmingly benign Etymologically from the Latin it suggests investment — money put to use for legitimate usufruct In medieval Europe it gained the sense of unfair unearned profit Roughly speaking if you felt ripped off by lenders you called them usurers In 1787 in Defence of Usury Jeremy Bentham grappled with the idea: “I know of but two definitions that can possibly be given of usury: one is the taking of a greater interest than the law allows of… The other is the taking of a greater interest than it is usual for men to give and take” About 150 years later the Nazis would play upon the ancient Gentile repugnance for usury to legitimise the Holocaust In the late ’90s sensing opportunity in their multicultural societies and in the booming Emirates European bankers launched Islamic products Just before 9/11 permanently altered perceptions of Islam Deutsche Bank transferred Harris Irfan from London to the new frontier of Dubai From that experience he offers fascinating insights into a financial system driven by Islamic scholars rather than number-crunchers He exposes conjuring tricks like banks avoiding the usury of housing loans by buying a house for the customer and transferring it to them profitably But the ancient instruments of Islamic finance are honestly risk-averse Even if some of them like hawala have acquired a lurid cast in South Asia they laid the foundations of intercontinental trade 1200 years ago when Islam stretched from Iberia to western China For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 2 2016 8:12 pm Sonakshi Sinha’s presenting herself in never seen before avatars (Source: Instagram/Sonakshi Sinha) Top News Sonakshi Sinha’s style evolution has been an interesting one True the actress received a lot of flak for her dressing sense in the past but she has happily left those days behind her Earlier this year in an interview with Indianexpresscom Sinha said “It was my friend Sakshi Mehra who was also my stylist helped me change my dressing style She urged me to try different trends cooler looks and get out of my comfort zone Now I enjoy trying different looks and presenting myself in never seen before styles” Sonakshi Sinha in Marks & Spencer (Source: Instagram/Sonakshi Sinha) True to her word Sinha was recently spotted looking fabulous in a wrap dress from Marks & Spencer and shoes from Charles & Keith To add some flair the actress picked earrings from Pipa Bella and a ring from Fancy Pants The Store We love how she went for natural make-up with just a touch of dewy glow and bronze on her face The subtle winged liner and brick-red lipshade looked lovely too Sonakshi Sinha in Manika Ananda (Source; Instagram/Sonakshi Sinha) Then there was this time when the actress went bold for the song launch of ‘Rang Laal’ from Force 2 in a red suit from Manika Ananda Wearing her hair back with just a few strands framing her face she finished the look with matching red lip shade and a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps She made it work for her Sonakshi Sinha in Ashish N Soni (Source: Instagram/Sonakshi Sinha) She even tried her hands at monochrome printed patterns with an Ashish N Soni dress Celebrity stylist Aastha Sharma did a stellar job by complementing it with jewellery from Swarovski and a pair of black Jimmy Choo heels We love how she styled her hair in low curls with a centre parting Which look do you like the most Let us know in the comments below For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 15 2017 3:57 am Representational Image Top News With four weeks already over the Punjab government on Friday issued a notification to give formal shape to its terms of reference and broad functions of the Special Task Force (STF) constituted to combat drugs It was a prepoll promise of the Congress to weed out the drug menace from the state in four weeks A government release however said “Given the criticality of its objectives and the stringent timelines it was faced with the STF headed by ADGP Harpreet Singh Sidhu did not wait for the formal notification and had already initiated work with the chief minister himself giving Sidhu a free hand to fight the drug scourge” The release said the Department of Home Affairs has now formalised the structure and framework for the STF to work in thereby facilitating its operations further According to the notification the STF will chalk out strategies measures and methods to enforce the law against drug-trafficking prevent drug abuse rehabilitate victims and co-ordinate with other government agencies and police units to achieve this objective It will also work in coordination with district police GRP and other police units as well as supervise the registration and investigation of cases under the charter of STF” said the government communique Further the STF will recommend disciplinary action and/or criminal action against police health and officials of other departments found involved in illegal/unlawful activities related to drug-trafficking It has also been assigned the task of collecting technical/human intelligence and maintain surveillance in accordance with law plan and execute special operations against drug traffickers through special teams and also in association with other units of Punjab Police as well as other government departments It will coordinate the work of government departments regarding the above charter according to instructions issued by the government from time to time and also commission or conduct data analysis and make recommendations to the government for necessary policy changes Steps to ensure enforcement of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and all related criminal and civil laws in order to sever the drug supply lines by taking stringent action against suppliers dealers and peddlers is a key agenda for the STF To further its agenda STF will coordinate with various agencies including MHA NCB ED IB Cabinet Secretariat etc for effective enforcement of Prevention of Illicit Traffic in the NDPS Act It would also take steps to create a mass sentiment against drug menace and enlist public support for efficient and effective law enforcement as per the notification terms According to the notification the STF would aim to catch big dealers and distributors to obliterate drugs from the state while poor consumers would be dealt with compassion and sympathy to bring them back to the mainstream For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: October 24 2014 10:07 am Related News Ever since the state assembly elections in December 2013 it has become apparent that regional parties are losing their political relevance Such parties are indeed at a crossroads as indicated by the editorial ‘The new regional’ (IE October 22) National parties such as the CPM are also losing ground and may soon be deprived of their party symbols The common factor among all the parties that are in decline is that they have a conservative approach to politics Fresh thinking is in short supply For example can the Congress SP BSP Akali Dal or RJD dream of having a non-dynastic top leadership In contrast three former party presidents of the BJP find themselves working under someone many years their junior — Amit Shah — BN Anand Mohali His father’s legacy The Lokniti-CSDS post-poll analysis has revealed that Uddhav Thackeray outscored other contenders for the choice of Maharashtra CM (IE October 21) It is quite surprising that Uddhav Thackeray is so unpopular in the press He inherited a tough legacy from his father Bal Thackeray who had given the party a unique identity — a mixture of aggression and Maratha pride But even the senior Thackeray could not really spread his wings He was too reliant on the BJP Bal Thackeray never contested elections but he built a solid base for future generations of his family to cash in on Behind the soft-spoken demeanour of Uddhav Thackeray is a tough politician He appears willing to learn and build on his mistakes He does not seem to be in an undue hurry unlike his estranged cousin Raj Thackeray — Ganapathi Bhat Akola The Shiv Sena made the right choice by fighting the elections alone After all it was a matter of self-respect and pride The Shiv Sena is the only party where loyalty and emotions have value It is the only party ready to fight for Marathi issues which aren’t as glossy as “developmental” issues Uddhav Thackeray’s leadership skills have been amply demonstrated in these elections Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a great leader But in a democracy even great leaders need to be kept in check — Santosh Mohan Joshi Sangli Browner and balder It’s abundantly clear that this government in its quest for so-called development will leave this country browner balder and hotter Soon India could be flagged as a major violator of green norms at multilateral forums E-clearances for “transparency” the dilution of environmental norms the proliferation of “smart” cities and the re-examination of the “feasibility” of forest laws are precursors to our ecological doom — Anoop Hosmath Mysore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: December 29 2009 2:44 pm Related News Bollywood actor Ritiesh Deshmukhwho has proved his comic worth on the big screensays he was “serious and angry” all day while shooting for director Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rann’ as the role demanded that avatar “I had to put up the serious look to get into the skin of his character of Purab Shastrian investigative journalist working for Vijay Harshvardhan Malik’s (Bachchan) news channel Even when the camera was not rolling I would maintain the serious and angry expression and never smiled since the character was not meant to be jovial” he said Ritiesh shares screen space with Amitabh BachchanParesh RawalGul PanagRajat Kapoor and Kannada actor Sudeep in the moviewhich hits the theatres on January 22 next year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News Authorities shut thousands of factories to try 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who has handed his first Premier League start of the season on Monday, Ramsinh Parmar’s for the Panchmahals and Virji Thummar for Amreli constituency. it would be worthwhile for the global community to help the IS along that route. the first season of the show featured dancers Dharmesh Yelande,” he said.achieving privatisation requires leadership and political will. If it is successful and people are willing to pay then it can be replicated at other places, said Gupta The Public Health wing of the civic body had sent hundreds of notices to residents in different colonies It was found that rows of houses were constructed on the water pipelines In case the civic body wants to conduct repairsthe pipelines are falling in the compounds of people due to encroachments While notices were issuedthere is little else that the MC can do as the demolition of the construction is under the purview of the UT Estate Office MC officials have also sent a communication to the Estate Office Since the rectification of the problem does not seem likely very soonthe setting up of the reverse osmosis plant is being contemplated For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Punje | Published: May 30 2012 2:43 am Related News Six personsincluding five childrenwho were seriously injured in the ghastly accident near Khalapur on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Mondaywere shifted from Panacea Hospital in Panvel to various hospitals in Pune on Tuesday Of the sixfour are admitted to Shah Accident Hospital in Yerawada and two are Jeevan Jyot Hospital Three others are undergoing treatment at Ruby Hall Clinic One patient48-year-old Shashikala Pathare who suffered a head injurywas shifted to Sassoon General Hospital on Monday evening Of the seven patients who were in the ICU of Panacea Hospitalthree were shifted to general ward as their condition improved One of them was dischargedand six were shifted to Pune Four of them suffered serious injuries and will have to undergo surgery We were ready to perform the surgeriesbut family members insisted that they be shifted to Pune?and carried my camera with me.t a photojournalist then.

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