to edit, capsule collection or collaboration. And I am certain that the following did not happen — that the Congress assembled the leaders in the media space sympathetic to the Congress and past beneficiaries of the Congress (about 90 per cent of the English media, which is closely associated with Gandhi and his wife Kasturba.

affluence,a land of sharing and caring living in perfect harmony and peace with the nature From ancient timesalmost all religions practiced in different parts of the world have existed peacefully in India and willcontinue to do so India thus provides the most ennobling experience in spiritual co-existence" Note how exactly the same sentence the word "Hinduism" has been replaced with "India" Ram Setu once beloved to the BJP gets short shrift as well In 2009 the BJP had sought an ‘alternative alignment’ of the Sethu Samudram Channel project arguing how the Ram Setu was a cultural heritage and a rich thorium corridor This time the manifesto merely notes: “Ram Setu is a part of our cultural heritage and also of strategic importance due to its vast thorium deposits These facts will be taken into consideration while taking any decision on ‘Sethu-Samudram Channel’ project" The tone is unmistakably brusque and non-committal The truly spectacular difference between the two manifestos is the treatment of Ram Temple in Ayodhya In 2014 the Ram Mandir gets one precise sentence that promises nothing acknowledges nothing “BJP reiterates its stand to explore all possibilities within the framework of the constitution to facilitate the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya” is all that the party is willing to say Now consider the same section in the 2009 manifesto: ”There is an overwhelming desire of the people in India and abroad to have a grand temple at the birth place of Sri Ram in Ayodhya The BJP will explore all possibilities including negotiations and judicial proceedings to facilitate the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya” All that "overwhelming desire" seems have to waned over the past 5 years Not that this change of heart or at least change of emphasis is likely to convert the cussedly suspicious like say a certain UK magazine which declared “By refusing to put Muslim fears to rest Mr Modi feeds them By clinging to the anti-Muslim vote he nurtures it” Not exactly That job now belongs to Amit Shah Written by Ajay Khape | Pune | Published: February 4 2017 4:42 am Furore in BJP: Jaganath Kulkarni who was denied a ticket by BJP protests outside party office along with his family members on Friday Arul Horizon Top News ON THE last day of filing nominations for elections to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) city witnessed high-voltage political drama with sitting NCP corporator Reshma Bhosale wife of NCP MLC Anil Bhosale filing nomination to contest on a BJP ticket while upbeat BJP –faced with the wrath of its loyalists who were denied tickets—throwing black ink on the photo of city BJP chief Yogesh Gogawale during protests A total of 2665 nominations were filed for 162 seats in 41 electoral panels of PMC with 2215 nominations filed on last day The scrutiny of forms would take place on Saturday while the last date of withdrawal is on February 7 The NCP and Congress after a lot of deliberations went into a pre-poll alliance in 22 of the 41 electoral panel while going for a friendly contest in remaining 19 electoral panels Watch What Else Is Making News The BJP managed to forge alliance with city RPI (A) with RPI (A) to contest on BJP symbol The Shiv Sena and MNS fielded candidates to contest independently with MIM trying to make an entry into city politics To retain power in PMC while taking stock of BJP’s aggressive campaign the NCP has managed a tie up with Congress on 86 seats with NCP contesting 56 seats and Congress contesting on 30 seats However they will have a friendly contest in remaining 76 seats As per the alliance the NCP would be contesting on 132 seats and the Congress would contest on 106 seats The BJP is contesting 152 seats with 10 seats for RPI (A) which they would contest on BJP symbol The RPI(A) had demanded 20 seats but were given only 10 seats and the local party unit after holding discussion with candidates decided to contest on BJP symbol as the party had no symbol of its own The Shiv Sena after snapping ties with BJP would be trying to re-establish its lost pride in the assembly elections It has fielded 154 candidates — maximum by any political party in PMC MNS had emerged as the second largest party in 2012 PMC elections but has failed to get candidates to contest all seats this election and have fielded 126 candidates Among the last-minute party turncoats include sitting corporator Reshma Bhosale filing her nomination as BJP candidate after being denied ticket by NCP Shivalal Bhosale of NCP contesting on Shiv Sena ticket BJP corporator Dhananjay Jadhav fielding wife Jayashree Jadhav on Shiv Sena ticket and NCP corporator Vijaya Kapre on Shiv Sena ticket The sitting corporators contesting on BJP ticket after switching loyalties in the recent past are Bapu Karne Anil Tingre Abhijeet Kadam Sheetal Sawant Sunita Galande Rupali Dhawade-wife of Dinesh Dhawade Sunita Galande Prakash Dhore Rajabhay Laygude and former corporators Rajendra Endol Raja Barate Shankar Pawar Kiran Bartakke and Prasanna Jagtap For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by SHWETA SANDILYA | Pune | Published: July 2 2017 5:10 am The voting took place in various parts of Pune district from June 15 to June 30 Pavan Khengre Related News “Patient’s Voice Citizens Initiative Campaign” started by the Jan Arogya Abhiyan conducted a unique voting for patients’ rights concerning “demands for protecting patients’ rights preventing exploitation of patients at private hospitals including corporate hospitals and improving the quality of healthcare in public hospitals” The voting took place in various parts of Pune district from June 15 to June 30 The results of the voting process were announced by the Abhiyan at Patrakar Bhavan on Saturday Atul Pethe theatre director; Poornima Chikarmane unorganised workers’ leader; Prof Anjali Maydeo Dr Abhay Shukla and Dr Abhijit More health activists were present In the unique voting process 21351 votes were cast People from various residential societies slums villages laughter clubs companies colleges self help groups and “wari” participated As many as 670 people voted online The voting process was conducted at more than 80 places in Pune district Government employees doctors nurses IT professionals unorganised workers waste pickers domestic helps farmers farm labourers senior citizens sex workers people belonging to nomadic tribe community auto drivers teachers and people across all social strata participated in this voting When asked about the motto of the campaign health activist Abhijit More said “The campaign started with a perspective of “no to violence against doctors and yes to patients rights Both doctors and patients will need to come together to solve the issues in the medical profession” The voting was based on three questions: Should Maharashtra government regulate and standardise private hospitals to check commercialisation Should government take concrete steps to improve quality of care in public hospitals Should government immediately enact legislation to protect patients’ rights Out of the 21351 people who voted an overwhelming 21067 (987 per cent) voted in favour of bringing private hospitals under regulatory framework while 21247 (995 per cent) agreed that government should take concrete measures to improve quality of care in public hospitals 21225 (994 per cent) people demanded enactment of legislation to protect patients’ rights “This indicates that the people from all walks of life are dissatisfied with current health options and they strongly seek reforms in the healthcare system” More said The campaign emphasised on poor quality of care in public hospitals unrestrained commercialisation of healthcare unindicated surgeries unindicated investigations prescribing costly medicines cut practice huge and unjustifiable profiteering in stents “Profiteering seems to be the sole motive of hospitals… Hospitals must be required to follow protocols The government is responsible to ensure that health care is offered within affordable limits” said Poornima Chikarmane of Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat Discussing about the unsound relationship of patients doctors and government Dr Abhay Shukla co-convener of Jan Swasthya Yojana said “There is tension between the three stakeholders: government patients and medical professionals” He called upon doctors to join the campaign and added that political representatives must take cognisance of the election and pass the act Malati Gadgil of Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat said she had witnessed a horrifying case where one of her workers from Taljai vasti was diagnosed with breast cancer She went through two biopsies where her results showed negative “But still doctors asked her for the third biopsy which was painful of which the results were same The patient had to pay Rs 25000 and had to take a loan” She said the government should seriously consider National Health Policy and not just insurance policy For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: December 27 2015 1:27 pm A man was reportedly arrested after attempting to break in Kylie Jenner’s mansion (Source: Reuters) Related News A man was reportedly arrested after attempting to break in reality TV star Kylie Jenner’s mansion The 19-year-old star was relaxing with her family over the festive period when a man allegedly appeared at her security gate and it was enough to raise concern reported Daily Mirror The man has been at her home at least 10 times recently and this time he attempted to force his way into the Calabasas property He is said to have been taken into custody and placed on psychiatric hold before being released on bail For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Parul | Chandigarh | Published: January 30 2016 7:16 am Chatura Rao the festival director talked about her new book The Case of Disappearing Colour Friday Express Related News WHO doesn’t love a good story— one that transports you to another world makes you go on an adventure meet new people feel some magic and unravel a mystery Many such stories were told on the first day of the third edition of Chandigarh Children’s Literature Festival 2016 (CCLF-16) which began Friday at Dikshant Global School Zirakpur Some of the best children’s authors of India are conducting workshops and other activities at the festival CCLF is an initiative of Dikshant Global School in association with Adab Foundation In an interactive session Chatura Rao the festival director talked about her new book ‘The Case of Disappearing Colour’ which is a tale of imaginary landscapes and magical adventures in the tradition of The Little Prince and Haroun and the Sea of Stories “It’s such a delight to be with the children who are enthusiastic curious and read a lot too I love their energy’’ smiled Rao Share This Article Related Article In the next session national award-winning writer Ramendra Kumar who has 30 books to his credit had the children dance sing and listen to his experiences as a writer The session was replete with humour and wit as Kumar connected with the children on various aspects of writing and story-telling and livened up the afternoon with anecdotes and excerpts from his books one being ‘Paplu The Giant’ which is the story of a strange giant who did not like to fight with anyone But when his beloved villagers were in danger he rose to great heights to solve the problem and displayed the unique art of fighting without fighting “Feel think observe experience and you will write a good story Follow your dreams and heart and never give up on your dream’’ An engineer by education Kumar began writing political satire and now writes stories for children a world he describes as fascinating honest and fantastic “I feel story-telling can transport children to another world and take them back to books I connect with children through stories and humour Children’s literature in India is in a wonderful space at the moment and I hope publishers focus on books which have an Indian context’’ added Kumar who also conducted a workshop on creative writing for schoolchildren Magic ruled the next session as author Asha Nehemiah had the children speak think and talk about magic Nehemiah who is known for her books with wonderfully funny characters had the children in splits as she talked about some incidents from her book ‘Trouble with Magic’ which is about ‘What happens when you add magic to simple objects’ “Writing is about spotting magic and my two favourite words are magic and trouble We look for magic in the mundane and so write’’ said Nehemiah The last session was by Deepa Agarwal author poet and translator who spoke on the process of writing the book ‘Caravan to Tibet’ She also conducted a workshop ‘Create Me’ which focused on creating a character and building a story around her/him/it For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Published: May 13 2016 4:38 am Mayor Arun Sood shows the drawing for Sector 17 under the smart city project at his office in Chandigarh on Thursday (Source: Express photo by Kamleshwar Singh) Related News Mayor Arun Sood on Thursday said the decision to close the two parking lots in Sector 17 was taken by the House that had unanimously passed this agenda as a part of the smart city presentation He criticised his party councillors and the opposition for creating a furore over closing of the two parking lots in Sector 17 — Sahib Singh and Empire Store Referring to the agenda Sood said he was not to be blamed if the councillors did not hear properly during the house meet what the development of Sector 17 plaza was all about Share This Article Related Article “It is not my fault if they did not hear properly in the House meeting The smart city presentation clearly mentioned the development plans for the Sector 17 plaza which would be maintained for walkers and cyclists Everybody including the traders were aware of the plaza being developed” said the mayor presenting the existing and proposed plan of Sector 17 revitalisation project “Apart from the House the Finance and Contract Committee approved the closing of two parking lots It was mentioned that these parking lots are permanently closed However I emphasised it to be a temporary arrangement for a month so that we could check the traffic situation” added the mayor Meanwhile traders of Sector 17 observed a blackout for two hours on Wednesday evening to protest against the decision Following the protest Sood held a meeting with municipal commissioner Baldeo Purushartha On Wednesday eight BJP-SAD councillors submitted a memorandum to the municipal commissioner against their party’s mayor demanding a rollback of the decision of closing the two parking lots Also differences in the BJP came out in the open with senior leader Harmohan Dhawan stating that BJP chief Sanjay Tandon and mayor Arun Sood take decisions on their own without consulting anybody Delhi BJP upset with city unit Senior BJP leaders in Delhi are upset with the party’s Chandigarh unit Though the party showed unity in the mayoral polls held in January this year differences surfaced in public with eight of its councillors going against the mayor and demanding a rollback of the decision to close the two parking lots in Sector 17 Sources said Chandigarh party affairs in-charge Prabhat Jha is likely to visit the city to take action against some of its party men “I am reaching Chandigarh tonight (Thursday) and will be able to comment once I hold a meeting here” said Jha WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nitin Sharma | Mohali | Updated: March 28 2016 3:36 am At PCA Stadium in Mohali on Sunday Kamleshwar Singh Related News IT WAS like bringing back the memories of India’s win over Pakistan in the 2011 ODI World Cup semi-final played at PCA Stadium Mohali on Sunday as India scored a six-wicket win over Australia to storm into the semi-finals of the World T20 While fans jostled to enter the stadium with valid tickets those who got in the stadium were lucky to watch India win “We came to see Virat bat and that’s what we got to see Virat showed the same spirit against Pakistan in Kolkata He played a better innings today against Australia Even though we restricted Australia to 160 it was a tough situation And the way Virat countered Shane Watson was terrific to watch Yuvraj also batted well after the injury and it is good to see the local lad perform” said Mohit Sharma a BPO employee who had come to see the match which was a virtual quarter-final While BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur and Haryana and Punjab Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki were among the prominent people who had come to watch the match there were fans who had come from all over India to watch the game As the Indian women’s team was defeated by West Indies in the afternoon match played on Sunday the fans had to wait for more than three hours to get into the stadium “The women’s team also played well against West Indies and maybe that set the tone for the Indian men’s team Moga girl Harmanpreet picked up four wickets and then Punjabi munda Virat Kohli also played a match-winning knock of 82 runs Mohali has been a lucky ground for the Indian team and Dhoni also showed his class We really wish that he wins the world cup” said Madhu Airee a housewife who had come to watch the match from Ludhiana Horrid time for fans IT was a horrid time for more than 5000 fans as they waited with tickets in hand with the police and PCA officials closing the gates at 645 pm Some of the fans got a chance to sneak in the stadium as the officials opened the gates in gaps of half an hour each and some of them even climbed the stadium outer wall to get inside the stadium with tickets “We had come to watch the match from Delhi but there were huge queues outside the stadium at 6 pm The police were not letting fans with tickets enter the stadium The police officials were letting some fans inside and not allowing fans with tickets We lost our purse and phone in the rush outside Gate No 4 as there was no control over the public Some fans even climbed the walls and most of the fans were let in without tickets” said Lubhanshu Chadha a Merchant Navy officer who had come to see the match For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News the head of the drafting committee, athletics coach Nagapuri Ramesh, The actor says that since our childhood we are told to wipe our tears, these are not easy times for the Marxist cadre.has announced an anticipated loss of Rand 159 million ($12. 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