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“Exactly! I do not know what has happened to his chest. India was backing Vietnam’s claim of legitimacy. winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, which will go to the UML now as part of the power-sharing exercise. but failed to deliver on.I have explained many times that I have done nothing wrong. labelling her "one of my favourite partners throughout my presidency". Navjot Sidhu appeals to CM Amritsar: BJP Member of Parliament from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu and his doctor-turned-politician wife and Chief Parliamentary Secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu today urged Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to extend the services of Amritsar Civil Surgeon Dr M S Randhawa by two years. 2016 The critical review of the film irked the fans of Prithviraj.

The chemistry between you and Kriti is scorching and sizzling. under option clause will be bought from Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd, Rafi was one of our greatest singers and I respect him. But instead she has ignited another controversy by saying Rafi had sent her a written apology after their disagreement over the issue of royalty for singers While Rafi didnt want royaltyLata insisted on it Its a matter of record that an angry Mangeshkar had parted ways with Rafideciding never to sing with him Rafis son Shahid has threatened to sue her for her unverifiable commentwhich brings up the question of why she chose to make it an issue now especially given that her position on royalty has recently been vindicated after a sustained campaign led by the writer Javed Akhtar and others The point that a creative work of art continues to belong to the artist as much as it belongs to the producer who finances itandas suchthe royalty must also go to the artisthas now been well taken The stand Mangeshkar took in the 1960s was at least 50 years ahead of time But those were the romantic dayswhen the creative fields were suffused with a certain idealism Rafi perhaps belonged to the old school that viewed art as art aloneand was content with earning only what it took for basic livelihood requirementsrather than pursuing music as a wealth-generating profession In those timesMangeshkars stand must have startled manysince the idea of creating art for money wasnt in tune with the norms of the time In hindsighthoweverboth stands look perfectly acceptablejust a matter of different perspectives So why does the dispute have any valence so many decades on Clearlythis was a question of not tolerating other view In the Mangeshkar-Rafi caserecords have it that it was she who took it to the other extreme by deciding not to sing with Rafi She preferred to suffer the loss of not singing with the greatest male singer of her times While insistence on royalty was a professional and modern ideashe also lost out on some of the best opportunities of the time to less proficient singers The record shows how singers like Suman Kalyanpuruntil then overshadowed by Mangeshkars overwhelming presencemoved in to sing some of the best duets with the inimitable Rafi More than Rafi or Mangeshkarperhapsit was a loss for connoisseurs and music directors who badly wanted them to sing duets again This eventually led to music director Jaikishan brokering peacepersuading them to collaborate again Rafi died an untimely death in 1980so his side of the story is not available But for Mangeshkarthe disagreement clearly lives on vivekdeshpande@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIndore: Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen says the condition of religious minorities is much better in India than in neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh The exiled Bangaldeshi author alleged that atrocities are committed against Hindus and Buddhists in Bangladesh "Though I have never been to Pakistan but have read that members of religious minorities there are being converted and persecuted" the 55-year-old writer told PTI in an interview The author was in the city for the Indore Literature Festival on 15 December She said "The condition of religious minorities is much better in India as compared to these two nations The Constitution of India is same for all" File image of Taslima Nasreen PTI "However I am not saying that minority communities do not have any problem in India" said Nasreen who had fled Bangladesh in the early 1990s after right wing Muslim outfits issued death threats to her "I am a citizen of Europe but India appears to be home to me I am thankful to the Indian government to have given me permission to stay here I want to work for the betterment of the Indian society" the writer of the much-acclaimed book Lajja(Shame) said On her write-up in an online magazine over the killing of a Muslim labourer in Rajasthan Nasreen denied that she had equated the Hindu community with terror group Islamic State after the incident "It is totally wrong to say that I in my article equated the entire Hindu community with (Islamic State) I had mentioned one particular incident (about the posting of video on social media of the killing of a Muslim labourer) I am quite upset with these false allegations" she said She alleged that some people were distorting a part of her article and intentionally fanning bitterness and hatred against her on social media Hailing Indian laws and their implementation she noted that the accused in the Rajasthan killing incident was arrested and sent to jail A 48-year-old Muslim labourer from West Bengal was hacked and burnt to death in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand earlier this month Nasreen meanwhile alleged that in Bangladesh the people who committed excesses on minorities were roaming free "The society and the environ you love you want to see it free from violence and bitterness That is why I write indiscriminately against extremists of every religion" the writer said Advocating a common civil code across the world Nasreen said due to religion-based laws women were facing harassment and discrimination New Delhi:Doordarshan has been directed by the Supreme Court to produce a 10-minute show on the perils of virtual dare games like Blue Whale Challenge within a week and ensure it is shown by the public broadcaster and private channels on prime time "How you (Centre) will do it we are not concerned But you must do it" the bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said adding that such online games posed danger to life and they must be "contained" The bench said "lonely" and "depressed" children are usually attracted towards such dangerous games and asked the Centre to take steps to ensure that no such deaths occur Terming visual medium as being most "effective" the top court said "Doordarshan shall prepare a programme in consultation with the Ministries of Women and Child Development and the Human Resource Development within one week to educate children about the evils of the Blue Whale game so that they are not involved in that game" Representational image Reuters It said the competent authorities should also ensure that the programme is shown on private TV channels as well Additional Solicitor General PS Narasimha appearing for the Centre said around 28 cases relating to such games have been reported so far in the country and the agencies are probing them He sought three weeks time to file a reply The law officer said the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has set up a committee to deal with the issue and information was being sought from various service providers and steps would be taken to ensure that such incidents do not recur The bench granted three weeks to the Centre to file a detailed affidavit indicating steps taken by the concerned ministries including the Ministry of Home Affairs and fixed the PIL for further hearing on 20 November The bench was hearing a PIL filed by lawyer Sneha Kalita seeking to frame of guidelines to regulate and monitor virtual digital online games like Blue Whale and other life-threatening online games Earlier the court had asked the government to set up a panel of experts to block virtual dare games like Blue Whale Challenge which has allegedly led to several suicidal deaths It had also sought the response on the plea seeking to firewall such life-threatening and violent games existing in the cyber world like ‘choking game’ ‘Salt and Ice Challenge’ ‘Fire Challenge’ ‘Cutting Challenge’ ‘Eyeball Challenge’ and ‘Human Embroidery game’ Firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorised access to or from a private network by controlling incoming and outgoing network traffic The PIL had sought directions to intermediaries particularly network service providers (NSPs) internet service providers (ISP) web hosting service providers cyber cafes to observe due diligence and take steps to inform all users of computer resources "not to host display upload and share any virtual digital games which are grossly harmful and life-threatening and morally degrading" It also sought a direction to the government to improve "the filtering services at Indian Shores like having firewalls in each Cable landing Station or having DNS Blocking wall with brain scanner (at underground submarine optical fibre cable connecting the operators abroad) to be installed at Indian shores to prevent and filter the virtual online games which are harmful and life-threatening and morally degrading" Cable landing stations are locations where a submarine telecommunications cables and submarine power cables make a landfall A submarine communications cable is a cable laid on the sea-bed between land-based stations to carry telecommunication signals across stretches of ocean Written by Agencies | London | Published: October 11 2012 4:13 pm Related News “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart says she likes to have a close relationship with all her directors and it is vital to her performance The 22-year-old actresswho cheated on boyfriend Robert Pattinson with “Snow White and The Huntsman” director Rupert Sanderssaid that her performance in a movie depends a lot on her relationship with its directorreported Sun online “I rely really heavily on the director/actor relationship If you don’t have a good relationship with an actor you rely on the director If you don’t have a good relationship with a directoryou rely on your actor” Stewart said “I try not to fixate on it because if one little thing is wrong I am like’Leeeeeave the set’ But that will ruin everything” she added The “Twilight” star has reportedly reconciled with Pattinson since news of her momentary indiscretion with the married 41-year-old director brokeand is keen to make up for her mistakes For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: March 28 2012 3:21 am Related News The BSNL on Tuesday launched its video telephony service in Puneafter its successful launch in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat in collaboration with Sai Infosystems India ltd (SIS) With thispeople will be able to view each other while calling on landline phone The launch is a value addition to the BSNL landline service and is aimed particularly at the enterprise segment and international callers even as the telecom company said that it was also targeting the other customer segments As a special casethe service will be offered on deposit basis with customers having to pay between Rs 3000 to 5000 as cost of the equipment besides routine installation and service charges The special plan is available for the first 500 non-government customers and will also be available to the government customers on a rental basissaid Rajeev Guptasenior vice presidentSIS Naveen Bhasinchief executive officer (CEO) of SISsaid that the service has been launched for the first time in Maharashtra after its successful launch in the states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh He said that the equipment are coming from the companys manufacturing facility at Himachal Pardesh (HP) adding that out of 30000 equipment that were manufactured some 700-800 have already been sold Bhasin said the company will set up video calling PCOs in different parts of country to make the service more popular He said that the video telephony will help parents see their children on telephone and will also come as a handy tool for such facilities like telemedicine BSNL Principal General ManagerPuneV K Mahendrasaid that the BSNL rules the landline telephone service in the country and the new service has features which are not available in the market BSNL also has a major market share of broadband users Nearly 70 per cent of broadband users use BSNL The user friendly audio and video conferencing service has high definition voice quality?s very easy to add a world of ingredients to a dish but it?34 am on Wednesday, a world in which the United Kingdom is on the United Nations Security Council and India is not will seem beyond laughable. will 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