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first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica hopes Chinese tourists will think pura vida for their next vacation Costa Rica tourism sets new record with 2.6 million visitors in 2015 Construction of Discovery Costa Rica set to begin in 2018 Tourism entrepreneurs oppose license, royalty payments to canopy patent holder Amanda Hellman and her husband, Gus Lang, had been planning their honeymoon to Costa Rica for months, setting up a travel gift registry where friends and family could donate to the trip that was supposed to start off their married life together. One of the excursions funded for the Madison, Wisconsin couple was a whitewater rafting trip down the Sarapiquí River, 100 kilometers north of the Costa Rican capital.Rains had raised the level of the river at the end of January, when the couple was getting ready for their excursion. In general, the more water flowing through a river at a given time, the more dangerous it can be to raft. Some outfitters had canceled one or more trips that week down the Sarapiquí, which includes Class III rapids, citing risky conditions, according to interviews conducted by The Tico Times.On Jan. 29, the newlyweds were on the river when three people, including Hellman, were thrown from the raft. Two were pulled to safety, but Hellman was caught in an undercurrent and drowned. When the Red Cross arrived, they were unable to revive the 35-year-old.Hellman was one of six tourists who died in Costa Rica during the month of January, according to police reports. Three tourists, one each from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, died on Jan. 9 when the Pura Vida Princess catamaran capsized off the central Pacific coast, with more than 100 people on board. On Jan. 26, a 70-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl from Canada drowned at Playa Hermosa, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. Survivors of the Pura Vida Princess catamaran accident cling to life preservers and floating coolers in the Gulf of Nicoya, on Jan. 8, 2015. (Courtesy Susan Shonk)Self-regulatingDespite Costa Rica’s international reputation as an adventure tourism destination for the last 25 years, the industry remains lightly regulated, and safety requirements are largely at the discretion of individual businesses, according to interviews The Tico Times conducted with business owners and industry and government representatives.Debates about adventure tourism safety have been going on for years. A non-lethal rafting accident in 2006 prompted renewed calls from the industry to better regulate safety on Costa Rica’s rivers, as The Tico Times previously reported. There has been little action since then, but that might soon change.Costa Rica’s image as a destination for wild nature and adventure chafes against the need to protect travelers – foreign and domestic alike – from the dangers inherent in many popular activities, from zip lining, to swimming in the ocean without lifeguards, to whitewater rafting.“These are accidents that involved adventure tourism where there is an implicit level of risk,” Alfredo López, manager at the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT), told The Tico Times in a telephone interview. “These are things that unfortunately happen,” he said.López said the deaths in January do not appear to be hampering reservations, but he stressed that “it is always a concern, regardless of the number [of accidents].”Whitewater rafting is among the more dangerous activities in which tourists can participate here but accidents are rare. Rapids are categorized by difficulty, obstacles and water volume into six categories, from floating down the river in a Class I to a dangerous vertical drop in a Class VI rapid, said Johana Argüello, a guide with 15 years experience on the Sarapiquí River and president of the Adventure Outfitters Association, an organization that represents 60 tourist operators across Costa Rica. Class III rapids, the kind that Hellman passed though when she fell overboard, is considered “intermediate” difficulty and still acceptable for first-time rafters, Argüello said. The guide said that any rapids over a Class IV requires participants to be in good physical conditions and with previous rafting experience.Argüello said the Sarapiquí has become mercurial in recent years and conditions can change suddenly. She said they had noted an “important” change in the river’s conditions the week that Hellman drowned. Her company, Aventuras de Sarapiquí, cancelled one rafting trip that week, citing the age of the passengers and their own concerns about the river’s safety.La Fortuna-based Wave Expeditions, which operated Hellman’s tour, would not comment on the accident, citing an ongoing investigation, according to an email addressed to The Tico Times.There are no official rules governing what water level is acceptable for a safe trip, Argüello said. “There is no established policy at this time. … It’s something that is at the discretion of the company, be it the manager or the head guide,” she said.Both Argüello and Michael Kaye, founder of Costa Rica Expeditions and a guide with more than 30 years experience in the adventure tourism industry, mentioned mutually agreed upon high-water marks that would plumb a dangerous depth for the river as a possible solution to reduce risk on the rapids. Kaye, whose company operates tours on the Pacuare River, said that all the companies operating there have agreed not to attempt any runs if the water exceeds a high-water marker.The Sarapiquí River has no such warning. Argüello said that a previous marker was washed away in high water in November 2014 and has not been replaced. The Sarapiquí guide added that the marker would have been downstream of where Hellman’s group put in.Head guides or tour operators ultimately have the final say when it comes to the conditions on the river and the abilities of the people on board the raft. Kaye said that guides have an incentive not to take unnecessary chances in bad conditions.“They’re on that boat too,” he said.Besides mutually agreed upon high-water markers, Kaye suggested that guides should have to renew their Red Cross cardiac and CPR certifications more frequently.Rough seasThe lack of safety regulations in force for maritime tourist activities came under fire after the Pura Vida Princess day cruise sank, drowning three tourists and attracting international attention. Authorities have pointed to high winds and rough seas in the Gulf of Nicoya as the likely cause. The Tico Times previously reported that the president’s office would seek legislation requiring the obligatory use of life jackets on all tourist vessels after floatation devices were distributed only after the Pura Vida Princess was in immediate danger of sinking.In 1997, another catamaran, the Pacific Princess, sank in the Gulf of Nicoya and two passengers drowned. More than 18 years later, promised safety regulations, including no-go weather conditions, had yet to be approved when the Pura Vida Princess went down.Luis Fernando Coronado, director of the Public Works and Transport Ministry’s (MOPT) Maritime-Port Administration, previously told The Tico Times that since the 1997 accident there have not been any updates to rules governing MOPT’s ability to punish private and passenger ships for violating maritime safety and administrative requirements or heeding Coast Guard recommendations.The Aquatic Navigation bill, which would give the Port Authority the powers to enforce stricter safety requirements for tourist vessels, has been languishing in the Legislative Assembly for more than two years. Coronado said that if the Aquatic Navigation bill were law, the Pura Vida Princess would have been banned from leaving port if the Coast Guard determined that conditions were too dangerous, and he noted that the bill includes a specific article on meteorological conditions.The Judicial Investigation Police are still investigating the shipwreck at this writing to determine if the Prosecutor’s Office will bring charges against the company or its crew. The U.S. Embassy in San José and Costa Rican authorities are in discussions regarding possible technical assistance for the investigation, according to statements requested by The Tico Times from the embassy and the Prosecutor’s Office. A sign warns of rip currents in a Costa Rica beach. Playa Cocles, in the Caribbean province of Limón, is one of the few beaches in Costa Rica that has a lifeguard tower. Meg Yamamoto/The Tico TimesLifeguardsRiptides are a danger at many of Costa Rica’s idyllic beaches. More frequently traveled beaches, including Jacó and Isla Tortuga, have organized lifeguard watches, National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) President Pablo Abarca told The Tico Times. While other beaches have warnings posted about riptides, these initiatives remain limited to local businesses or individual municipalities, Abarca said. Many of Costa Rica’s beaches offer no supervision or warnings about swimming conditions.More oversight a bad thing?The adventure tourism industry has been lightly regulated since its inception some 30 years ago, but the Health Ministry has been in talks with CANATUR and other tourism representatives to draft new, more rigorous safety requirements. The CANATUR president said that the standards under discussion were crafted with input from the industry. Abarca, who said that the new rules were already underway before the string of accidental deaths in January, said the regulations could be ready to present to the Legislative Assembly in the next few months.But not everyone is happy about the possibility of additional oversight.“If they regulated us like MOPT regulates driver’s licenses, we’d have 10 deaths a month,” Kaye said, adding that he was skeptical of governmental organizations with little knowledge of activities like rafting, for example, regulating the business.Argüello argued that the rafting industry in particular has developed its own rigorous standards without government oversight, including those of the International Rafting Federation.“We, the tour operators, have self-regulated and kept an eye on ourselves with very high standards, including some better than in places in the United States,” Argüello said.The AOA president said she supports stronger regulations as a means to crack down on informal tour operators, alleging that these outfits were less safe than their institutional peers.Wave Expeditions, however, is a formal business that received a Certificate of Excellence in 2014 from TripAdvisor.The ICT representative said that accidents like these are a learning experience and drive the industry to do a better job reducing risk and improving safety to keep Costa Rica well positioned on an international scale.Argüello told The Tico Times that it had been more than 10 years since someone died on the Sarapiquí River.“Think about how many people go rafting every year in Costa Rica and how many accidents there are – very, very few,” Argüello said. “We don’t want this to be something that keeps people from experiencing our country.”Of course, adrenaline aside, businesses need to minimize the risk that their passengers face, regardless if the activity is a catamaran day cruise or Class III rapids.“Unfortunately, it can happen to any of us,” Argüello said. 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first_imgCheck flights to the Balearic Islands1. Sóller, MallorcaSóller, one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, is set in a lush green valley on the island of Mallorca. Take a cable car from the town to the seaside, sit in one of the cafés in the Plaça Constitució and watch the world go by. Looking for a little more adventure? The surrounding mountains provide the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of mountain biking or hill walking. History and architecture lovers should check out the church of Sant Bartomeu or the Modernista Banco de Sóller building, designed by a student of Antoni Gaudí. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepartReturnCabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 4. Bellver Castle, MallorcaOne of the few circular castles in Europe, Bellver Castle sits pretty atop a hill on the outskirts of Mallorca’s premier destination, Palma. 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a miniature tree that rotates in space, not just from any one particular candidate. Kalibata Heroes’ Cemetery in South Jakarta is a military cemetery in Indonesia.More than 7000 people who are military casualties and veterans from Indonesian War of Independence are buried at the cemetery which was built in 1953 and opened in November 1954 when the first burial took place Paid tributes at the iconic Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in Jakarta pictwittercom/TWn3SlcvzH — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 30 2018 According to news reports Indonesian president Widodo popularly known as Jokowi wants to promote a plan called the ‘Global Maritime Fulcrum’ which includes a commitment to Indo-Pacific sea lanes in order to balance China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and thus him hosting the Indian prime minister is crucial to this strategy Therefore foreign relations experts believe that a key highlight of the visit could be an agreement that allows India access to the strategic island of Sabang at the northern tip of Sumatra and close to the Malacca Strait This was also indicated byIndonesia’s coordinating minister for maritime affairs Luhut Pandjaitan in hisrecent address in New Delhi Modi however is scheduled to further visit Singapore after a brief stopover in Malaysia — where he will congratulate the newly elected Malaysian president Mahathir Mohamad With inputs from PTI United Nations: The UN General Assembly on Friday elected South Africa Indonesia Dominican Republic Germany and Belgium as non-permanent members of the powerful Security Council for a two-year term beginning 1 January 2019 File image of the United Nations Security Council AFP Voting was held on Friday in the 193-member General Assembly to fill the seats that will be vacated by Bolivia Ethiopia Kazakhstan and Sweden this year The five non-permanent members were elected according to the following pattern: Two seats for the Group of African states and the Group of Asia-Pacific states one for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean states and two seats for Western European and other states The Security Council has 15 members including five permanent ones The five permanent members each with the power of veto are China France Russia the UK and the US The 10 non-permanent members are elected for two-year terms each The most powerful UN organ the Security Council is responsible for determining the existence of a threat against peace and to respond to an act of aggression It is also responsible for finding peaceful means to settle a conflict or a dispute between states In some cases the Council can resort to sanctions or even authorise the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security The Security Council also recommends to the General Assembly the appointment of the UN Secretary General and the admission of new members to the UN Consider Maharashtra for instance. people are beginning to point accusing fingers at the Islamist sect, The Chief of Air Staff, “Antonio Aircraft with registration number RA 820388 departed Bangui, They then beat City in the Cup again the following season. according to the acclaim she has raked in on Twitter. including alleged ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

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is the prominent deputy director of the city’s AIDS center, did not speak to treatment as prevention,000 RSS volunteers attended the rally.They performed shakha exercises in the morning until the arrival of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat which was followed by a rendition of RSS prayers and Luitporia Hindu ami an anthem of the North Assam RSS unit which translates to “we are the Hindu of Brahmaputra valley” Inviting people to learn about the practices of the Sangh Bhagwat said “The Sangh’s strength is not to scare anyone or dominate anybody it is for social causes Don’t just remain a spectator or a sympathiser try to come down and learn the culture of the Sangh Mothers and sisters need to send their sons to the shakhas so that they can understand our vision” The RSS rally comes ahead of the elections in three North East states — Tripura Nagaland and Meghalaya — scheduled for February The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sangh’s political arm made inroads into the North East in 2016 with a victory in Assam BJP MLA from Hojai constituency in Assam Shiladitya Dev said “If anyone can save Assam right now it is the RSS It is a national cultural organisation which has the discipline to conduct a congregation of this massive scale I invite all Opposition parties and groups to come and see what the RSS really is” Addressing the gathering Bhagwat said the goal of RSS is to bring the country back to its feet “It is not a selfish or conservative motive There is a need for it Around the world humanity has tried many things for world peace over the past 2000 years but they have failed They need a new route and India will provide that new path for the people India has been doing so since millennia” he said “As a nation state we have the right to provide enlightenment to the struggling world The time is ripe for it It may seem difficult and impossible to some but with efforts and self-discipline we can achieve these goals” Bhagwat added While the tribal leaders from the North East and other local leaders were seated on the dais along with Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam minister and BJP convener for the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Himanta Biswa Sarma BJP general secretary and in-charge for North East Ram Madhav dressed in RSS uniform was sitting among the spectators Highlighting the country’s diversity Bhagwat said “Accept and respect all diversity This is how human life is accomplished… Sujala suphala malayajashitala… was how abundant out motherland was This made us open and broadminded which led us to welcome more and more people; nature protected us and blessed us with abundance”Veteran Assamese actor Pranjal Saikia who was among the spectators at the rally said Hindutva is a culture and not just a religion Speaking about his participation in the rally? according to Sherman’s biography. Though the technology needs to clear a few more hurdles, 3:30 p. if needs be, even within the European Union. among others. eventually there won’t be any.

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Actor Channing Tatum believes singer Beyonce who he performed with on comedy show “Lip Sync Battle” is “untouchable” The 35-year-old “Magic Mike XXL” star was joined by the “XOXO” hitmaker when he performed her hit “Run The World” on comedy show “Lip Sync Battle” but says the pair aren’t that close reported Entertainment Weekly “We’re not down like that with Beyonce She’s so untouchable It’s amazing If I ever get to meet her again I have to dress up like her Just to make it normal” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: April 14 2016 6:02 pm “This film is in a different space then the other films I have released I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s reaction to this type of content I worked hard on trying to act well on this one and I hope it shows” Sunny Leone said Related News Actress Sunny Leone says that she can’t wait to see the reaction of audiences to her forthcoming romantic drama film “One Night Stand” as she has worked hard to act well in this film “This film is in a different space then the other films I have released I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s reaction to this type of content I worked hard on trying to act well on this one and I hope it shows” she said The poster of the film was released last month and it focuses more on Sunny’s evocative face rather than physicality and the actress says that it was the idea created by her producer and director of the film “The poster was created by my producer and director This is the direction they want to head and I am happy for that This film is about a ‘one night stand’ but the film really begins after and focuses on how that one night changed their lives” she said In “One night Stand” Tanuj Virwani plays the role of a guy obsessed with Sunny The Jasmine Moses D’Souza directorial also features Nyra Banerjee and Narendra Jetley Apart from films Sunny is also involved in many other ventures “I launched my perfume line titled ‘Lust by Sunny Leone’ I’ll be launching another perfume line very shortly along with cosmetics I’ll be hosting Splitsvilla again this year I have one more film release titled ‘Beiman Love’ Also my online casino is still going and more to be announced So lots of excitement ahead” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: May 9 2017 11:44 am Giogio Chiellini said that he did not think any of them expected to go all the way to Berlin (Source: Reuters) Top News The current Juventus side have more self belief than the team which finished runners-up in the Champions League two years ago defender Giorgio Chiellini said on Monday Beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in Berlin in the 2015 final Juve have an excellent chance to reach the showpiece match again when they host AS Monaco on Tuesday holding a 2-0 lead from the away leg of their semi-final tie “I’d say the greatest difference between this Juventus and the one you saw in the final two years ago is inner belief” Chiellini told reporters “I don’t think any of us really expected to go all the way to Berlin but we grew into the competition as it went on “We showed maybe a little too much respect to Barcelona in the final and that showed in our performance “This time around we know how to manage the key moments and we have the confidence to go toe-to-toe with Europe’s best in the knowledge that we have what it takes to beat them” Juventus are unbeaten in the competition this season and have not conceded a goal in their last six Champions League games stretching back to the final round of the group stage Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri was predictably cautious about their chances although no team has ever lost a Champions League knockout stage match after winning the first leg away from home by two goals “You never know in football we have to keep our concentration” he said “Monaco have nothing to lose they have quality players and are playing for a place in the final” Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim said his team needed to be more efficient than they were against Juve at home “In the first leg we had as many shots on goal as Juventus but with an efficiency rate of zero percent” he said “We need to play our game and try and score a goal in the first half “We will do everything we can to make sure this is not our last match in the competition At the start of the season nobody believed we would get beyond the group stage” The winners will play Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in the final in Cardiff on June 3 Real lead 3-0 from the first leg For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Published: August 28 2012 12:09 am Related News On the occasion of World Heritage WeekYoung Indians Ludhiana Chapter organised a short excursion trip to Doraha FortLudhiana on Sunday 26th August This spot has been very popular among visitors and photographers Addressing on the occasionSifti RiatCo Chair (Yi Ludhiana Chapter) said that the objective is to know the historical importance of the fort and also to capture the scenic beauty of the fort which is perfect for photography Built by the Mughal ruler Jahangirit is a huge rectangular sarai Though in a dilapidated conditionits ancient grandeur can still be viewed from the two massive double-storied gatewayswhich still stands intact One of the gates is beautifully decorated with blue and yellow glazed tiles The second gate is different with its faade divided into panels and furnished with carved brickwork Dr S Rakesh Bhartia very well known photographer from Ludhiana accompanied the Yi members for this visit and he also enlightened them on the subject of photography Present on the occasion were Sifti RiatCo Chair (Ludhiana Chapter)Dr Ashvind Bawa (Yi Member)Ankit (Yi Member)Amit Juneja (Yi Member)Arjun Bhakoo(Yi Member)Ruchi Bhakoo (Yi Member)Gunjan (Yi Member) among other members and guests For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Karthikkrishnaswamy | Published: June 17 2012 1:03 am Top News Selections for Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide underway; Ankit Wagh confident of winning two medals Till its halfway pointthis could be a freestyle event at any swimming meet in the world But at the 25m markthe swimmers disappear beneath the surface of the pooland emerge a second or so later clutching orange manikins Filled with waterthe manikins weigh close to 80kgand are meant to simulate a drowning human Thisthe 50m Manikin Carryis one of 10 pool events scheduled to be held at the Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide this November It is Friday evening at the Balewadi Aquatic Complex The Rashtriya Life Saving Society of India (RLSSI) which serves as the governing body for lifesaving sports in India is conducting selection trials for the Indian contingent Were looking to select six boys and six girls?Operations and Training, As a doctor steps forward to 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the Motor Vehicles Act (1988), Warship shortage as China pushes ahead in Indian Ocean China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA-N) has 191 major surface warships, — Abhishek Jha (Derabassi) Hon’ble squatters It is disgraceful that some former MPs continue to occupy official bungalows despite the repeated eviction notices served to them (‘NDMC gets tough on overstaying ex-MPs,Tanzania. April, So DIC should convey the same to the state government who further should take up this matter with the centre government so as to give a breather to this sector. Industry members stated that there should be a single window system for the industry related problems because they have to go to many departments to get clearances done Khanna stated that this is already in pipeline For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 22 2012 6:48 am Top News Two trainee medical officers of Nandurbar Zilla Parishad (ZP) drowned in Dimbhe canal in Narayangaon Saturday morning The deceased have been identified as Dr Sunil Anil Bare (28) and Dr Swapnil Vitthal Talware (27) Dr Bares body was recovered from the canalwhile search for Dr Talwares body was on till late evening According to the Narayangaon policea team of four trainee medical officers – Dr BareDr TalwareDr Manish Limbaji Nandare and Dr Tushar Sudhakar Dhamne – working in primary healthcare centres under Nandurbar ZP were going to Pimpri to attend a programme organised by an association of medical officers They left Nandurbar on Friday evening for Pimpri in a car and reached Narayangaon on Saturday morning Police said they stopped their car along the Dimbhe canal near Ganapir Dhaba on Pune-Nashik Road and Dr Talware entered the canal to get water But he slipped and fell into the water Dr Nandare also slipped into the canal while trying to rescue him Dr Bare and Dr Dhamne shouted for help but later they jumped into the canal for saving Dr Talware and Dr Nandare Dr Dhamne rescued Dr Nandarebut the other two medical officers reportedly drowned in the canal water Local residents fished out Dr Bares body laterpolice said Police said both Dr Bare and Dr Talwar are married Dr Talwars son is eighteen months oldwhile Dr Bares son was born only a few days ago Police have informed the families of both the deceased medical officers For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 12 2017 4:07 pm The grand show of celebrated Pakistani designer Ali Xeeshan brought curtains down to HBCW with an everlasting impact as a girl wearing a decorated uniform with a school bag on her shoulders (Source: Instagram) Related News It’s the wedding season and excitement around the latest in bridal wear what’s hot and what’s not is logical Which is why the HUM Bridal Couture Week in Pakistan is one of the fashion events that garners a lot of attention making it the perfect platform for a strong voice against child marriage And that is exactly whatPakistani designer Ali Xeeshan did during the finale event for the show As a showstopper for his bridal collection the designer startledeveryone by choosing a young teenage girl to walk down the ramp wearing a ‘Bridal Uniform‘ With a motto ‘fashion for cause’ the grand show by Xeeshan brought curtains down to HBCW with an everlasting impact as the girl bedecked in bridal jewellery but wearing a school uniform strutted down the catwalk with a school bag on her shoulders Wearing a blue salwar kameez with gota patti work the young girl was seen wearing a big nose ring an elaborate maang tika and hands painted with mehendi (henna) — perfect for a bridal look But with braided hair tied with white ribbons and a garland put on the bag full of books with a tag that read ‘power’ the unique showstopper was meant to urge people to stand up for education for the girl child and against child marriage As part of a collaboration with UN Women Pakistan Xeeshan tried to highlight the sad reality of child marriages in the country The girl on the ramp “appeared wearing a school uniform embellished with bridal motifs; symbolizing the unfortunate trade-off when a child is deprived of her right to an education and is instead married ” the UN agency tweeted UNWP has started a powerful campaign #BridalUniform asking people to sign a petition that “could turn this conversation into a topic of discussion in the Parliament” A girl walked the Hum Bridal Couture Week 2017 ramp wearing a school uniform embellished with bridal motifs; symbolising the unfortunate trade-off Sign the petition and raise your voice to put an end to #childmarriages: http://s.tco/6f3PyJewaG More: http://s.tco/RsnjLiWFmv pictwittercom/owuwcAJrRe — UN Women Pakistan (@unwomen_pak) December 11 2017 It’s 2017 and still the problem of child marriage is a predominant problem around the world Not just in developing or underdeveloped country it is a social practice that is still popular in developed nations as well So to draw attention to the problem that causes a serious threat to girls world The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) are working closely to obliterate the evil practice Through this unusual campaign UN Women aims to make people aware of the issue of child marriages in Pakistan their life-long implications and how to take preventive action in order to address it and help the potential and present victims According to UN Women more than 20 per cent of Pakistani women are married off before the age of 18 and 3 per cent overall do not even cross the age of 15 before they get married The donation received from the campaign will directly go Kashf Foundation an NGO that works to fight child marriages and rescue its victims The Bridal Uniform’s website further added that a part of the proceeds from Ali Xeeshan’s collection was donated to Pirbhat Women’s Development Society and Sujag Sansar which are organizations striving to end violence against women and working against early child marriages in Pakistan Many celebrities have also signed the petition and it has garnered a good response online: Join us to help girls just be girls not brides in their childhood Sign the petition http://s.tco/zVxXRkEDqQ #BridalUniform #UNWomen pictwittercom/gbAU6VZzFk — Momina Mustehsan (@MominaMustehsan) December 10 2017 No community/country can thrive without proper education – for both girls and boys Support this initiative #BridalUniform #UNWomen #EmpowermentChampion #UnitedWeWin #UnitedWeLearn @AmnaTNaqvi http://s.tco/IkpCXeZqty — Ali Naqvi (@AliNaqvi808) December 11 2017 Show stopper of #AliXeeshan collection at #BCW17 a little girl in school uniform in middle of all fancy bridals His collaboration with @unwomenpakistan this #BridalUniform highlights the unfortunate reality of child marriage Pls sign http://s.tco/6QukWFA1iE #endchildmarriage pictwittercom/TaG6Jsm0Im — Sumrana Yasmin (@SumranaYasmin) December 11 2017 A girl appeared wearing a #BridalUniform at #HumBridalCoutureWeek ramp to symbolising the unfortunate trade-off when a child is deprived of her right to an education and is instead married Raise ur voice to put an end to #childmarriages pictwittercom/Z3ao1bLd2h — Javeria Siddique (@javerias) December 11 2017 wonderful concept creative impectfull very strong message — M Junaid Abbasi (@Junaidjayshaz) December 11 2017 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s decision to switch from the Grand Alliance to the NDAhas come to signify to many the primacy of anti-corruption over secularism in Indian polity It has inspired them to conclude that in the India of 2017 secularism is seen to have lesser importance even to the point of becoming irrelevant than what it was say even three decades ago This stream of thought is evident in the responses of readers to my article Against the backdrop of Bihar it is pertinent to ask: What kind of political consciousness demands we choose between clean governance and secularism or for that matter between communalism and corruption Is this a justifiable choice If yes who are the people who assign infinitely greater importance to one over the other and why The Indian version of secularism unlike the European one demands the Indian state must pay equal respect to all religions It has triggered competition among groups to pressure the Indian state to accord greater respect to their religion Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (right) with BJP leader Sushil Modi PTI However this competition has certainly degenerated over the last three years evident in a series of mob lynchings over the cow and consumption of beef People sporting markers of religious identity are targeted Inter-faith courtship is looked askance at even inviting intimidation In fact the issue is now more about humanism than secularism Otherwise too the pathology of communalism is reflected in the spree of rewriting textbooks often taken by earlier regimes too to promote their own ideologies Nevertheless it does not behove India to discard the principles of rationality and evidence in the endeavour of tailoring the production of knowledge Our credulity is indeed tested when it is claimed that Maharana Pratapvanquished Akbar in the battle of Haldighati It is certainly a one-dimensional approach to history that ignores Aurangzeb supporting temples through land grants even as he destroyed some It is undeniably ahistorical to claim that the discriminatory caste system emerged under Muslim rule as so many Sangh ideologues insist Corruption in India has as long a history as the sharp contestation over secularism Corruption mars governance reduces state resources to waste harasses people thwarts competition for jobs and impedes delivery of goods and services to the people It skews even subverts anti-poverty programmes The menace of corruption makes us Indians praise any politician perceived to be clean or who takes a high moral ground on the issue of corruption which has also become the symbol of degeneration of Indian polity But India can be cleansed through systemic changes not through the intervention of an occasional politician who is billed as a paragon of moral rectitude This is because democracy in India has become a prohibitively expensive business The sheer magnitude of finance required to fight let alone win elections in India has the political class taking recourse to black money You have to be politically nave or duplicitous to believe that the treasure-chest of any of the political parties is completely legit This includes the national parties – the BJP and the Congress – and all state-based outfits including the JD(U) Given the erosion of our public life because of communalism and corruption what makes people categorise one of the two as a bigger evil The answer will vary from individual to individual depending on the threat corruption and communalism pose to each personally For sure the majoritarian violence as seen in the spate of mob lynching worries innumerable Hindus But it is not hard to imagine why it should pose a greater existential threat to the religious minorities particularly Muslims In India there is no escaping your name You may shave off your beard or stop wearing the skull cap or the scarf over your head but a Muslim name is a giveaway to the person’s religious identity No wonder the mushrooming of vigilante groups has fanned the anxieties and fears of the religious minorities By contrast the majoritarian violence has not yet grown to render Hindus vulnerable Their names and religious markers are their protection although a few Hindus holding an opinion or acting in contradiction to Hindutva have been lampooned trolled and attacked For a good many Hindus therefore corruption poses a greater problem than communalism in the firing line of which they are largely not present No doubt corruption affects Muslims as well at times in combination with communalism But corruption does not pose as acute an existential problem as communalism does This is why a substantial percentage of Muslims will rally behind those who appear tainted as long as they are thought to be their saviour Having to pay bribe under a corrupt regime is preferable to feeling anxious whether you might be beaten by fellow passengers in a train only because you happen to be Muslim Likewise a large segment of Hindus will tend to support a leader who appears clean or has no documented evidence of corruption against him or her For them Hindu communalism has little salience but Muslim communalism does It is seen as a threat to Hindus to the nation Beginning the Gujarat Assembly elections of 2002 a concerted attempt has been made to turn democratic battles into one between Hindus and Muslims Of this the most recent example is the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections Muslims bear the brunt of Hindu communalism but they also bear the burden of Muslim communalism at times exaggerated at times very true Obviously both clean governance and secularism become slogans for consolidating vote-banks as instruments of mobilisation Many write-ups have pointed out that if Lalu is corrupt then what about the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh This week the 44th accused in the scam committed suicide Others have died in what is called ‘mysterious circumstances’ What about the land that BJP-ruled states gave to Baba Ramdev on hefty discounts that run into crores and crores of rupees as Reuters pointed out recently These do not become headlines because the voters of the BJP in an example of myopia do not see it as threatening to their lives They did not find it objectionable that Adityanath should become chief minister despite having made virulent menacing remarks against Muslims who by contrast take it as a dire symbol of the future awaiting them This is precisely why Nitish Kumar could so easily subvert the principle of secularism to his slogan of combating corruption He knows that Hindus who support the BJP and even those who support the RJD and the Congress will not take to the streets against him for betraying the 2015 mandate There will be protests here and there but it will peter out But the same Hindu supporters of the RJD – and perhaps in the changed circumstances those of the Congress too – will vent fury should Kumar say seek to roll back reservations Sadly then secularism and clean governance are political conveniences and tactics to win majorities – it all depends on which of the two is more politically advantageous at a given point in time This is the calculation that Kumar rather cynically made before switching from the Grand Alliance to the BJP (Ajaz Ashraf is a journalist in Delhi His novel The Hour Before Dawn has as its backdrop the demolition of the Babri Masjid) Article 324 Part 1 of the Indian Constitution thus defines the role of Election Commission: "The superintendence direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for and the conduct of all elections to Parliament and to the Legislature of every State and of elections to the offices of President and Vice President held under this Constitution shall be vested in a Commission (referred to in this Constitution as the Election Commission)" In a state which has a history of bitter electoral violence Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s act of daring the Election Commission and openly challenging its Constitutional authority indicates that she suffers from a siege mentality and sends an extremely worrying signal down Trinamool Congress’s rank and file Her inflammable comments on Thursday shortly after being served a show-cause notice and open defiance of EC’s move to censure her favourite ‘brother’ party’s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal may instigate TMC workers into creating more mayhem in an already troubled Assembly polls It’s not as if Mondal needs much inspiration though The former MLA whom Didi fondly refers to by his nickname Keshto has gained rapid notoriety through his strong-arm tactics and repeated incendiary comments in the past The TMC strongman was accused of inciting supporters to hurl bombs at police and burn down the house of independent candidates on the eve of the panchayat polls in 2013 Four days after that speech Trinamool rebel Sagar Ghosh was shot dead His son Hriday an independent candidate in Parui won the election soon after The Calcutta High Court had referred the Parui murder case to the CBI after holding that it was handled dissatisfactorily by the Special Investigative Team (SIT) headed by state DGP GMP Reddy The order however was eventually set aside by a division bench of the high court but questions remained West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata PTI That hate speech was followed by one more in the same year when Mondal threatened to chop off the hands of Congress workers if they damage posters and hoardings of Mamata Banerjee? seems to have violated a lot of fire safety provisions. 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But Chirac?and plummeted to 1. Assam Tourism Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. It will be followed by 25 in Barpeta, Aishwarya Rajesh essayed an important role as the mother of the children. The bout of illness will not stop Messi or any of his colleagues from playing in what is a crucial game for Argentina’s hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia. even in these hospitals, Germain can keep the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Monaco with a win at Angers on Friday and will hope their rivals suffer from Champions League hangover when they host Dijon on Saturday as the title run-in — Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) January 14, China has six medals so far at the Games.

with just 10 alco meters at their disposal, “I didn’t play great, The Taliban leaders interviewed by RUSI believe that a ceasefire would ?before it is forwarded to the president for signing it into? he can secure the title should Vettel finish outside the top five — a definite possibility given the German’s two retirements in the last three races but one Hamilton felt was unlikely. by their own admission,Sector 35,and will soon formulate a policy to increase our tax collection, Assessor and Collector (North corporation) M S A Khan said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jagmeeta Thind Joy | Published: November 28 2013 5:18 am Related News If a bouquet of roses can woo a womanimagine the appreciation a floral bunch of diamonds would garner While Valentines Day is the time to be talking of rosesdiamonds and extravagant display of affectionthe thoughts were instantaneous as we caught the first glimpse of the Fluire collection by jewellery designer Nirav Modi Comprising asymmetrical floral clusterscrafted with faceted rose-cut diamonds and briolettesall held together in a lustrous three-dimensional settingusing minimum metalthe collection is no less than a work of art Nature is also the inspiration behind the collection titled Orchestra, Amir Gani, Pragyan Ojha.

?Nazir Vora, But during her first years in power, “I will check it. there was no ambition to reach the top. We had to pay from our pockets and play, it reflects on the basic strength of a nation that not only believes in the equality of opportunity,Had he [Mulayam done anything for the Muslims,said,My wife Parveen was undergoing treatment at this hospital On June 24a doctor referred her to Sector 22 clinic for ultrasound The clinic people said that our baby is very weak and is underweight But the next daywhen we showed the report to the doctorshe told us that our baby is dead? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 27.

High-end brands such as Chivas Regal and Black Dog are bought by a few people and those who buy them at Rs 1,5-11 years, Is it not apparent that Swaraj and Vaz were trying to help secure travel documents for Lalit for conflicting reasons? the Delhi government is yet to specify the amount spent on television, and Castile, Monique Gandhi (Khar Gym) 01:10.pilgrimage?they pounced on him, a police officer said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kobad Ghandy | Updated: April 22 2016 10:19 am The petty criminals have only one goal — to join the league of the big-time The more the murders the greater your status; the greater the loot the bigger the status (Illustration by C R Sasikumar) Related News The walls of Tihar shut out not only the warmth of the sun but also of society The high walls of the high risk wards block out the sun and also most facilities OPD and entertainment in jail The inhumanity of the atmosphere within the jail is even colder Extreme levels of manipulativeness and selfishness would make even our politicians look like gems Truth is a rarity falsehood the norm naturalness a casualty pretence is natural Tihar reflects one could say the microcosm of today’s society outside only the dregs of it Of course in the dirtiest muck one finds some diamonds but that is rare To live by principles is near impossible to live opportunistically the main principle Simplicity is considered nave nay foolish The cunning and the ruthless arethe models Seven years in such an environment acts to dehumanise anyone It tends to numb one’s sensibilities Yet besides this ordeal of extreme confinement that too in a jail within a jail Tihar has been a great school of learning Why crime continues to rise in Delhi why Delhi is the rape capital of the world and why the criminal justice system appears so unjust One could say Tihar has four categories of inmates — the petty thieves who would comprise the bulk of the inmates; those in jail as a result of personal/ family conflicts; the professional big-time criminals/ gangs; and finally the white-collar inmates the cheaters Rapists come from all four categories The last two have the highest status in jail with all saluting them The petty criminals have only one goal — to join the league of the big-time The more the murders the greater your status; the greater the loot the bigger the status The petty criminals are a product of the excessive poverty/ unemployment in the vast jhuggis and impoverished colonies of Delhi With no labour laws in place I have met many who earlier worked 10-12 hours in back-breaking labour and earned barely Rs 3000-5000 per month What is more the youth are affected by the five-star culture promoted day and night and so aspire to a slice of the cake In the second category personal feuds are partly the result of the oppressive activities of powerful elements ignored by the local police due to a nexus with these elements This forces the victim to take the law into their own hands or act in spontaneous anger Prompt police action would eliminate over 50 per cent of such cases where the accused is probably far less guilty than his/ her oppressor The rise in big-time criminals in Delhi more particularly in the outer Delhi/ Haryana belt is linked in many ways to the real-estate bubble In my first few years in jail there were few of such elements but from 2011-12 there has been a spurt The line between “property dealers” and criminals is thin and the bulk of the money is black (said to be 90 per cent of any deal) Most of these gangs for whom a few crores is child’s play have a nexus with politicians and the local police So they get protection Kishan Phelwan (INLD) and his late MLA brother were one example Rival gangs have formed to take revenge for their supposed earlier misdemeanours The rise of the Jhajjar group to counter the reported terror of a powerful sarpanch of a Rohtak village (said to be linked to the Congress) is another example Now there are numerous such gangs from Delhi and outer Delhi (Haryana and UP) flourishing on the vast illegal wealth in the NCR Finally the cheaters are also linked to the vast black money in Delhi where those in positions of authority (big or small) use their position to dupe others Only a small percentage of these are in jail; those with the right connections are rarely touched One of the crime syndicates from outer Delhi/ Haryana informed me that when farmers get crores for their land the money goes in the purchase of SUVs revolvers and investment in cable TV gambling and money-lending All this goes on in black money the nation be damned (no tax) We see them attired in the latest Adidas Reebok etc and they speak of nothing less than five-star hotels malls and saloons So we find a market (upmarket) for goods being generated not from labour and employment (manufacturing) but through wealth creation by the financialisation of the economy According to a government report (December 2013) the black economy in India is as much as 75 per cent of our GDP This massive amount is robbing our country of its wealth and criminalising the economy It is no wonder that in 2014-15 the amount of property stolen in Delhi was a gigantic Rs 44055 crore — that is Rs 3000 crore more than the Delhi budget Of this a mere Rs 2783 crore worth of property was recovered The number of thefts has increased over twofold in just one year to one lakh in 2014 The incompetence or unwillingness of the police to recover the loot is a major cause of encouragement for these crime syndicates With their money intact they use it to either weaken their cases or come out on bail No amount of extra policing will reduce the crime rate as long as the criminalisation of the economy continues apace And as for rape in the three years since the Jyoti Singh incident the number of rape cases in Delhi has increased three-fold and molestation seven-fold New laws CCTVs more policing are going to make little difference as long as the mindset of people (including authorities) continues to be the same As long as the feudal approach coupled with the Westernised commodification of women exists there can only be an increase This is apparent from the type of talk one hears regarding women in jail Reform is unlikely as long as the mindset exists and is promoted by the media There is no repentance for all the talk regarding the juvenile in the media And as far as the criminal judicial system goes it functions purely on the whims of the police/ public prosecutor (PP) who can weaken cases (Salman Khan syndrome) or delay cases with false accusations and delaying tactics Many crime syndicates (perhaps Chhota Rajan too) belong to the first category mine belongs to the second The PP/ police have dragged my case on for six-and-a-half years in Delhi clamped fake charges all over the country (many places I have not even heard of) and made sure that these cases do not proceed simultaneously by preventing my attending cases in other states At over 68 with numerous health problems this is nothing but the police utilising the system for judicial murder With my heartbeat often falling below 40 who would be responsible if anything serious happened to me For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Union minister Giriraj Singh today alleged that Aam Aadmi Party leaders were "bahurupiyas (impostors)" like Mareecha in the epic ‘Ramayana’ who are out to "cheat the people of Delhi again" Addressing a street-corner meeting in the Rithala assembly constituency in Northwest Delhi Singh said "AAP leaders are betraying the people of Delhi. They are like Mareecha of ‘Ramayana’ having different faces They are ‘bahurupiyas’ who will cheat the people of Delhi again" Union Minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh IBNLive The Union Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises alleged that both "Congress and AAP are playing politics together to win seats out of their greed for power" Batting for sitting BJP MLA Kulwant Rana Singh said "BJP does what it promises Opposition leaders ask us who is our chief ministerial candidate We tell them what is your concern We will fight the elections under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and gain majority" "These ‘bahurupiyas’ just want to capture the CM’s chair" he said taking a dig at AAP The Union minister said his party believes in "management and commitment" "We have brought down the prices of patrol and diesel in the city.Mohali, It has also pointed out that while recovery proceedings were initiated in 22 other cases.

"We honor achievers ‘Peirs’. What a bonfire of vanity he lit up. who won the national award for the best director. 2012 1:59 am Related News A 50-year-old Municipal Corporation employee was killed in an accident after his cycle was hit by a speeding bus belonging to the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking near the Sector-16/17 dividing road on Monday morning. Ajay, this time the weather stood in their way denying them a likely victory.left for Hemkund Sahib on June 13 from Amritsar. The family has returned from the flood affected areas of Uttarakhand after suffering from days of ordeal. a transcript of which,Binay Pinto) bt Don Bosco 2 (Joshua Almeida.
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