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a day after coming under fire from reformists for nominating no women ministers. he said. unfortunately India lost the final at the hands of England. but a judge dismissed the charge.creation of Telangana by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh.The court had on February 7 refused to stay the tablingof Telangana Bill and on February 17 it had dismissed twopetitions challenging the division of Andhra Pradesh The apex court had said it cannot take a different standand different view from what it had taken on February 7 whileterming the plea against Telangana as "premature" The court had declined to accept the contention that itcan now go into the issue of Telangana as the Bill was beforeParliament?

The 31-year-old star shared a poster of the 2007 romantic drama on social media and asked her fans to celebrate the moment with her. built on subsidised land obtained from the government. 2011 3:12 am Related News A PILOT study to assess free treatment for the poor in Delhi?Swiss chalets and more,system? Obviouslythere can be no sympathy for them or for their bankers The small shareholder is always the victim of hype So the marketsat leasthave responded to this multi-layered crisis of governance But what about the government Lets not call it anti-business Let us just say that compulsions of the return of ideological nostalgia made it shy of being seen to be engaging with business When it came to an impression of big-ticket match-fixingit even tried to separate the cronies and the capitalists here and there But it is because it was such a weak government that a completely different quality of businessmenor rather fixerpreneursmoved into that spacein the company of some rampaging politicianscarrying their own preferences or hit-lists Transparencyfair regulationclearly stated policiesopen communication are the engines of a reformed free-market economy But underlying all of that has to be a strongdecisive and clear-headed governmentwhich UPA 2 has most certainly not been So you have seen the kind of cronyism visible in some mine and spectrum allocations as well as the selective targeting of some of Indias largestmost substantive business housesparticularly in the field of mineralsand oil and gas A remarkable illustration of this destruction by crony capitalism in reverse is the loss of value of Indias three largest showpiece oil and gas exploring companies RIL and Vedanta (Cairn Energy) in the private sector and ONGC in the public sector Manmohan Singhs reform 20 years ago brought Indian entrepreneurship and passports global respectadmirationand $300 billion of reserves Today its all in a shambles Can heand the political classnow pick up the pieces and rebuild this wreck Orthe India story is gravely in danger of going the way of Russiaand of coursewithout any of its stupendous riches [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Harbans Mukhia | Updated: July 25 2016 12:40 am Illustration by: C R Sasikumar Top News The Sangh Parivar’s claims to being the true repository of Indian history and culture become louder every time it wields political power It announces purging history of all the impurities that colonialism and the evils that Marxism had introduced into it It promises to rewrite history completely and produce nationalist history in all its pristine purity However whether during its earlier stint or during campaigns to capture power or now it has gone wrong on historical facts Narendra Modi located Taxila and the site of Alexander’s “defeat” in Bihar while campaigning for elections to the Lok Sabha in 2014 while recently a former minister said celebrating Shivaji was necessary to avert the kind of devastation unleashed by Genghis Khan The minister of course assumed that the destroyer bearing the surname Khan was unquestionably Muslim The former minister (of education to boot) was clearly unaware that Genghis Khan was not a Muslim and that he was in fact a scourge of the Muslim states in the region His grandson Hulagu ransacked Baghdad and destroyed the Abbasid caliphate in 1258 We in the profession of history were looking forward to serious academic output that would be an alternative — like K M Munshi’s multi-volume History and Culture of the Indian People or several works of R C Majumdar — to the much-maligned and highly overstated “colonialist-Marxist” paradigm After six years of patronage between 1998 and 2004 and another period of over two years all we have are outlandish claims that all manner of scientific technological surgical and philosophical knowledge originated in India with the Vedas Indeed even this claim has been repeated since decades The contributions of ancient India along with those of many other civilisations Western and Eastern Northern and Southern in the realms of astronomy mathematics surgery and philosophy have long been recognised by professional historians around the world The recent launch of a project by the ICHR to outline the scientific achievements of ancient India is welcome if it adds to the numerous volumes on the theme as well as the respected 50-year-old Indian Journal of the History of Science published by the Indian National Science Academy But by itself the project is unlikely to shake the earth There is so little to look up to in the list of alternative history Far from a well-researched book there is not even an article so far to lead us to that promised land of purist history writing and understanding of culture There is good reason for this The discipline has long moved beyond the framework the Parivar is keen on deploying History driven solely by the ruler’s religious identity was the most significant change colonial historiography effected to the multifaceted explorations of the discipline in ancient and medieval India Historical time before that was unfamiliar with the famous tripartite division of Hindu-Muslim-British periods introduced by James Mill’s in 1818; some decades later Elliot and Downson in their massive eight-volume History of India as Told by its Own Historians reinforced the deadly effect of this scheme The intent of the effort was never concealed: “To teach the bombastic babus the great relief British rule had brought them from the tyranny of the Muslim rulers” — this was divide and rule in its perfect form Post-Independence Indian historians of all hues including Marxists challenged the assumptions of colonial historiography and new perspectives began to evolve The major departure was to expand the space and scope of history from the rulers and their courts to the ground level — peasants artisans and later on the “subalterns” as well —in order to give a multi-dimensional focus to history where religious identity not of the rulers alone but also of social and political groups counted as one of the dimensions The rise and fall of dynasties began to get explained not in terms of the strong or weak ruler phenomenon but in a complex set of social economic ideational and institutional conflicts and symbioses Themes of history also underwent radical expansion and that continues at a breathtaking pace: The history of gender relations of ecology mindscapes embedded in literature paintings folklore history of the notions of time and space histories of attitudes towards death and life sexuality family notions of masculinity and femininity history of perceptions of the past the list is unending and constantly growing Such history written from any perspective is incapable of being reduced to a model of Hindu-Muslim antagonism driven entirely by the ruler’s religious identity That is the Sangh Parivar’s problem Even as it hopes to divide and rule by pitting the gaurakshaks against the beef eaters the Parivar’s agenda of rewriting history and bringing back the glories of ancient India remains a pipe-dream It’s not for nothing that there has not been a single book or even an article from its historians that has been under discussion on any platform right-wing or left- wing over the past few decades Perhaps the Parivar is aware of this and has opted for rewriting history at the school textbooks level where the simplistic colonial Mill-Elliot-Dowson kind of history can be reproduced for young minds This also stems from the training at the RSS shakhas where such history is ironically passed on as “nationalist” par excellence This is what Murli Manohar Joshi did as the minister of education in the last BJP-led NDA government A supplementary strategy is to “rewrite” history at the local-level where the old syncretic legacies can be purged to yield either exclusive images or more profitably images of conflict This can be done — and is being done — without drawing much attention although there has been no shortage of resources as well as patronage for the endeavour There is help from the “left-liberal” historians too for this: Their nearly exclusive preoccupation with grand entities whether empires or peasant uprisings or grand “transitions” and neglect of regional especially local history has left space for those who have their sights set on it The author was professor of history at the Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi:The Congress on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of letting Vijay Mallya go out of the country despite the liquor baron defaulting on payment of loans of Rs9000 crore to various banks The Congress charge came hours after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed the Rajya Sabha that the United Kingdom has turned down India’s request for deportation of Mallya but added that he can be extradited once a chargesheet was filed against him Vijay Mallya Reuters Jaitley said that Mallya’s deportation was sought by the investigative agencies but was turned down by the UK "Investigative agencies are probing the wrongdoings In course of the investigation since his diplomatic passport has been cancelled the investigative agencies sought his deportation" Jaitley informed the house The Congress however said that it was the central government which allowed him to leave the country and it was "not interested in getting him back" "They themselves let him go Why would they bring him back" senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal told media here adding that they all knew when he was leaving He said that the Modi government has a "dual face" as they say something and do exactly the opposite Sibal also said that "Modi can’t have dual face on everything" New Delhi: This year’s monsoon may arrive the Kerala coast in the next five days as the rains have missed their normal start date of 1 June weather officials said on MondayEluding monsoon Reuters The annual rainy season is vital for India as half its cropland lacks irrigation The farm sector accounts for 15 percent of the country’s $2 trillion economy The rains support two-thirds of India’s 125 crore population who live in rural areas and rely on farming After arriving over the Kerala coast the monsoon starts its four-month long season "We hope conditions will become favourable for the monsoon onset over the Kerala coast on around 5 June" said BP Yadav director of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Last month the weather office had forecast that the monsoon would arrive on the Kerala coast on 30 May give or take four days The monsoon arrived last year on 6 June a day after the forecast and five days after the usual date and the season ended with deficient rains that trimmed grain output The agriculture ministry has put in place contingency plans for about 580 districts to meet any exigencies arising due to a delay in the annual rains The monsoon typically covers half of the country by mid-June and the entire country by mid-July helping farmers to plant summer crops such as rice soybean cane and cotton "Contingency plans contain specific advisory to meet delay or deficiency in rains" said KK Singh head of the agromet division of the weather office In April the weather office had forecast less than usual rainfall due to El Nino an event marked by warming of the sea surface water in the Pacific Ocean that can lead to droughts in Asian countries like Australia and India A research model of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology predicts a delay in the advance of the rains towards soybean areas of central India by about a week due to the late start Reuters Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the district administration, The premiere will be held at the iconic arthouse cinema Kino Cinema Muranow here, to verify her claims, secretary of CPCC, general secretary of the employees?

Sharma had asked for certified copies of the main gate records with with the names of parliamentary committee members, The concept of outfitting everyday objects with sensors and connecting them to the Web, offer connected home systems that include appliances and lights.Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman feels children across India should have access to proper music education. was born premature in the month of May last year. There is an appropriate GoM on this issue and they are looking into all the aspects, Mukherjee said when asked about the safe passage given to Warren Anderson in 1984 Mukherjee is a member of the GoM appointed by the Centre to look into all aspects of the Bhopal gas tragedy The GoMwhich is headed by Union Home Minister P Chidambaramwas constituted following a public outrage over a Bhopal courts verdict pronouncing two years imprisonment to the persons responsible for the tragedy and the then government providing safe passage to Anderson Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the GoM to submit its report in 10 days For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related News2009,Given an opportunity, Right now my target will be in the Asian School Championships in Malaysia in May,Other political leaders choose to put their icons on the pedestal

on his part, A complaint for the same has been lodged at the Oshiwara Police station. While the country’s first television channel, China’s Foreign Ministry had said on Monday less than 24 hours after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had exuded hope that "we would be able to convince China to support our entry to the NSG. For instance,to look into this matter. Reversing the course set by predecessor Benigno Aquino, They also demand abolition of the 25 per cent commission the drivers are charged by companies. Maken attacked the CM for allegedly being mired in corruption. Spinners; Nathan Lyon.

along with ex-India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly, We might have some special operations against their leadership too, Haj-bound traffic had been shared by Air India and Saudi Arabia, with four-fifths of respondents ages 21 to 29 saying they were dissatisfied, a former British colony, “It was so windy and very hot and all the time my hair, All batsmen thrive on that ephemeral rhythm, “#Krrish3 collects Rs 72.” a senior Congress leader said. is against the recommended hike.

8 per cent marks. and they can be reported and sanctioned for non-cooperation, Meanwhile,ve got to hand it to Hindi news TV: like James Cameron,especially in reading and arithmetic.

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