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Related News The fifth day of the Parliament session will begin on Thursday amid continued protests by the Opposition parties demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks against Manmohan Singh. NAHB compelled the EPA to withdraw the portion of its storm water management regulations known as "Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category. plus special offers. Ekta, “Two years on, (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Related News A top Catholic functionary on Wednesday arrived here to express solidarity with the Sister Superior of a convent school,By: Press Trust of India | Ranaghat (west Bengal) | Published: March 18t be sustained in the eyes of the law and on fact only on the ground that the Hon? I will comment only after reading it. New Forest Secretary BP Pandewho is on his first visit to the cityalso said? (Source: Express photo) Related News A bandh called here Monday by social organisations and backed by the Punjab Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against the molestation-death case received lukewarm response.Some commercial establishments were shut but the main markets were open Amritsar MP Captain Amarinder Singh and his wife and MLA Preneet Kaur arrived in Moga to meet the family of Arshdeep Kaur the 13-year-old who died after being allegedly molested and pushed from a bus of Orbit Aviation Pvt Ltd co-owned by Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal Amarinder and Preneet visited the family at the hospital and handed over Rs 2 lakh in cash “The law and order machinery has completely collapsed in Punjab There cannot be a better time to impose governor’s rule in the state” Amarinder said “Bodies of martyrs like Bhagat Singh were cremated at night to avoid a public outburst A similar thing was done here This government felt no shame in cremating a 13-year old at night to suppress the matter” He said he would move an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha on Tuesday for discussion on the collapse of law and order in Punjab Ousted AAP leader Yogendra Yadav who is running a Swaraj Abhiyan campaign also visited the family He called for a symbolic protest on the day of the bhog ceremony of the girl “All the people of Punjab should switch off the lights at 8 pm on her bhog Let the Badals get an idea of the darkness prevailing in Punjab People should themselves boycott Orbit buses so that even if they are back on roads they will be forced to shut down” he said Yadav said Punjab is plagued by four Ps — police party (Akali Dal) parivar (Badal family) and prashasan (administration) “It is a situation where all four are working for the benefit of each other and none for the people” said Yadav For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Paris | Published: November 3 2017 4:33 pm Evra has been regularly targeted by Marseille fans since joining from Juventus (Source: AP) Top News Olympique de Marseille have opened an internal investigation into a scuffle between defender Patrice Evra and a club supporter before a Europa League game at Guimaraes in Portugal the Ligue 1 club said on Friday “Olympique de Marseille has noted the altercation between an individual and Patrice Evra during the warm-up at the game against Guimaraes (on Thursday)” a club statement read “An internal investigation has been opened to establish responsibilities” Video footage showed a Marseille player aiming a kick at a group of fans during a scuffle behind one of the goals but the club did not mention the kick France fullback Evra has been regularly targeted by Marseille fans since joining from Juventus during the close season and his poor performances have led coach Rudi Garcia to drop him from the starting line-up “Pat has experience and he must not react It’s obvious” Garcia said “Patrice is more than experienced and we can’t respond obviously to insults as low as they might be and as incredible as they might be because they come from one of our supporters” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 6 2017 11:11 am Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa gestures as he addresses a news conference ahead of Air Force Day in New Delhi on Thursday (PTI Photo) Related News In a major move the Indian Air Force will start the process this month to acquire a fleet of single engine fighter jets which are expected to significantly enhance its overall strike capability Chief of Air Staff B S Dhanoa said having a new fleet of single engine jets was a “priority” for the IAF and the request for information (RFI) for it is likely to be issued “very soon” Another top official of the IAF told PTI that the RFI kick starting the acquisition process will be issued this month The fighter jets will be produced jointly by a foreign aircraft maker along with an Indian company under the recently launched strategic partnership model which aims to bring in high-end defence technology to India “The RFI for the single engine fighter is likely to be issued very soon” Dhanoa said addressing a press conference A request for information is a business process aimed at gathering information on the capabilities of various suppliers Swedish defence giant Saab and Indian conglomerate Adani group last month had announced a collaboration mainly eyeing the contract for single-engine jets for the IAF US defence firm Lockheed Martin is also seen as a major competitor for the deal Dhanoa said IAF is giving priority to the single engine fighters as the twin-engine fighters will cost more “Right now we are concentrating on the single engine so as to make up the numbers with lower cost” he said The IAF currently has 33 fighter squadrons against authorised strength of 42 The IAF chief however said the force has requirement of twin engine jets as well In September last year India had signed an Euro 787-billion (approx Rs 59000 crore) deal with the French government for purchase of 36 Rafale twin-engine fighter jets The IAF was keen on a follow-on order of 36 additional Rafales The supply of Rafale jets is schedules to start from September 2019 Sources said the IAF will start receiving a fresh fleet of 36 Sukhoi jets from 2019 Asked about purchase of tankers for IAF Dhanoa said as the RFP for buyinbg them has been withdrawn the IAF is now upgrading the IL-78 so that it can carry more fuel The IL-78 is a Soviet-built four-engined aerial refuelling tanker “There is a requirement of tankers which we will pursue again for acquisition” he said Asked about the fifth-generation fighter aircraft project (FGFA) with Russia Dhanoa said a high-level committee has submitted its report to defence ministry which will take a call on it “The case is with the ministry of defence The preliminary design phase has been completed The Varthaman committee has submitted its report which is classified and we have also given our response” Dhanoa said In 2007 India and Russia had inked an inter-governmental pact for the FGFA project In December 2010 India had agreed to pay USD 295 million (Rs 1897 crore) towards the preliminary design of the fighter which is called in India as the ‘Perspective Multi-role Fighter’ However negotiations faced various hurdles in the subsequent years Answering a question the Air Chief said that the IAF will consider procuring Predator unmanned combat aerial vehicle in case it is offered by the US Predator is a remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicle used primarily by the US Air Force For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Published: December 20 2017 5:18 am Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu Express Related News Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that India is a secular country not just because its Constitution guarantees it but because “secularism is in our DNA” It is the duty of the majority community to reach out to minority communities and it is the duty of minority communities to put the nation first he said Delivering the 10th annual lecture of the National Commission for Minorities on “Minorities in Nation Building” Naidu said “We laid the foundations of our nation 70 years ago and are constantly building India on the four important pillars given by our Constitution — Justice Liberty Equality and Fraternity… there is also secularism and socialism” But I think this country is secular not just because it is in the Constitution — that has its own place — but because secularism is in our DNA India was once known as Vishwa Guru” Naidu spoke about his allegiance to a dargah in his village The dargah he said was one of three places he visited before taking over as Vice-President of India “Now that I am no longer in politics I can tell you this” he said The Vice-President said “We recognised that as a nation the notion of pluralism inclusion and peaceful coexistence have to be the cornerstones of our governance Our Constitution makers have given us this grand vision of what our nation should look like In order to realise the vision over the last 70 years we have enacted legislation created institutions and embarked on a continuous quest to improve the quality of social democracy One aspect of these efforts is to respect protect preserve and celebrate the diversity in our country” He paid rich tributes to the contribution of minorities saying that people like Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Hakim Ajmal Khan Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan and Barakatullah have been at the forefront of building a vibrant India Our icons he said include the likes of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Bhikaji Cama Dadabhai Naoroji and Sir Pherozeshah Mehta “The role of minority groups in nation-building has been phenomenal They could do this because they gave predominance to their identity as Indians We all have multiple identities based on our religion language caste creed gender and a number of other aspects If we can relegate them to the background and say proudly that we are Indians first true national development will take place” he said “If the other identities surface there is a potential wall that is built These narrow domestic walls need to be dismantled as Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore reminded us Irrespective of caste creed region religion and language we are Indians first” Naidu said He emphasised that there is nothing called religious terror because no religion sanctions terror; it is just individuals who use terror to further their personal goals In his brief address Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi spoke about how in the three years of the NDA government representation of Muslims in central government jobs has risen 5-9 per cent “We made a landmark decision of allowing women to go on Haj without Mehran (male escort) Hundreds of women have applied and it will be our endeavour to send all of them On the triple talaq law I would like to say that this is not to persecute anybody It is not a religious issue it is a social evil that we want to end” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News
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