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forcing him into a roughly month-long hospital stay.” the official said.s human rights record by a special rapporteur. ??? ?all these were removed.s success is largely a decently executed Keynesian stimulus combined with low-hanging governance reform that started from a low base. holding off four defenders, therefore,e. on March 9 the Rajya Sabha amended the motion of thanks on the President’s Address by regretting that the address did not contain issues concerning elections to the Panchayati Raj bodies The amendments to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address consecutively for two years clearly brings out the dynamic of our Parliamentary democracy which is dependent on a balance of strength of political parties and the composition of the House It unambiguously testifies to the importance of the Rajya Sabha in our polity and our democracy The author is Joint Secretary Rajya Sabha Secretariat The views expressed are personal and have nothing to do with the Rajya Sabha Secretariat For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sumit Baudh | Updated: October 6 2016 2:18 pm Ajudicial commission has now said that Rohith Vemula did not belong to the SC community it is nothing more than a narrow reading of legal nomenclature Top News Rohith Vemula’s Dalit status is being questioned Did he belong to the Scheduled Castes (SC) or not The acronym SC comes from a twin set of words Scheduled Caste Aside from its usage in the law SC has acquired social and personal meaning in casual usages like “are you SC” and a corresponding self-identification in responses like “Yes I am SC” I want to set this apart from Dalit status through a seemingly contradictory personal narrative: I am Dalit not an SC Watch| Rohith Vemula Not A Dalit Neither His Mother: HRD Commission’s Findings I was 17 years old when I was preparing for admission into India’s premier institute for legal education the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore The competition was tough and I thought I will not make it I asked my father if I should apply under the “reserved category” for SC My father lowered his eyes and shook his head in reply He barely whispered the word no and I felt ashamed for asking There was no more conversation about this I wrote the entrance exam in the “general category” and I would have resented this decision had I failed I passed — in the “general category” For me the decision whether or not to get a caste certificate was made by my father He did this to shield me from the stigma attached to reservations A first step in this decision was a careful non-disclosure of our caste and Dalit identity Next I was given a fictitious surname Nimbekar This surname was made up from my family gotra Nimb and the suffix ekar was taken from the last name of Babasaheb Ambedkar Later and by the time I reached high school my father went through a major life change He embraced Buddhism and adopted Baudh as his surname Contrary to the hiding of our SC status my father began to declare this neo-Buddhist Dalit identity openly He urged me to adopt the surname Baudh too I was just too reluctant I was an adolescent at the time and I was embarrassed by this change of surname I thought how will I explain it to my peers at school and what will they say My father died unexpectedly in a road accident His death was sudden and shocking and it brought anguish and uncertainty into my life I began to think if I should quit law school and return home to Delhi My elder brother elder to me only by one year stepped into my father’s shoes and restored stability to our lives Despite severe financial hardship my mother wouldn’t hear of me quitting law school So I continued my studies in Bengaluru and by the time I was ready to graduate I knew that I wanted my law degree in the chosen surname of my father Baudh This introduced a contradiction in my identity Although I was open about being Dalit I had not availed SC reservation And to date I have not acquired the certification of SC My sister also does not have the certification of an SC and has therefore not availed SC reservations She is married to someone who has his SC certification and together they have a son who has also got this certification Recently this young man has appeared for admission into IIT and he had to grapple with the same troubling question as I did: Should he appear in the “general category” or in the “reserved category” Although he has the SC certification he was not sure about availing it because of the stigma associated with reservations I wonder about those of us who hide our SC status Of course our urban settings allow some of this anonymity from caste At the same time there are routine ways in which SC and Scheduled Tribes (ST) statuses are disclosed There is rampant discrimination because of that compounded by our reservation status The very term SC/ST has acquired pejorative connotations This legal status of SC is a defining aspect of Dalit status But it is not an exclusive definition The status of SC is nothing more than legal nomenclature and it decides whether or not we avail reservations and whether or not we avail protection under legislation like the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 This nomenclature is neither perfect nor complete in fact it is riddled with contradictions — for example the non-availability of SC status to Dalit Muslims and Dalit Christians On the other hand Dalit status is more than a SC status I am Dalit and I choose not to avail SC reservations My nephew has chosen to avail these reservations and made it to the IIT Yes we are both Dalit and casteism acts upon both of us perhaps differently Although a judicial commission has now said that Rohith Vemula did not belong to the SC community it is nothing more than a narrow reading of legal nomenclature Rohith’s personal social and political self-identification makes him who he was an immortal Dalit The writer is a doctoral candidate at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: May 19 2017 4:07 pm Jr NTR Jai Lava Kusa first look is out Related News Jr NTR unveiled the first look posters of his upcoming film Jai Lava Kusa on his Twitter page on the eve of his 34th birthday In the film the actor is said to be playing three different roles and sports different looks In the new posters the actor seems like a popular leader who is present during a festival We can also see a gigantic effigy of Raavan in the background The upcoming Telugu film is touted to be one of the most challenging films in Jr NTR’s career The expectations from the film shot up after pictures showing one of the alleged looks of the actor were leaked online The filmmakers have reportedly used a prosthetic mask on Jr NTR for one of the characters This look is handled by Vance Hartwell who is known for his work in films like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Shutter Island Jai Lava Kusa was recently in the news when its original cinematographer CK Muraleedharan walked out of the project after completing about 45 percent of the work Earlier speculations were rife that the ego clash between Muraleedharan and director K S Ravindra aka Bobby was the main reason for the development However the filmmakers rubbished the speculations saying Muraleedharan had more personal reasons to opt out of the big-ticket film Muraleedharan had previously worked in Bollywood blockbusters like PK and 3 Idiots Here is #JaiLavaKusaFirstLookpictwittercom/8Z4uk1KO5y — Jr NTR (@tarak9999) May 19 2017 Wishing our Young Tiger NTR @tarak9999 a very happy Birthday in advance Here is #JaiLavaKusaFirstLook pictwittercom/ojqxuBC33u — NTR Arts (@NTRArtsOfficial) May 19 2017 Renowned Telugu cameraman Chota K Naidu was roped in later for the project The film has Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas as its female leads and the production is going on at a steady pace Jai Lava Kusa is one of the most-awaited films in Telugu Jr NTR is basking in the success of his last two outings Janatha Garage and Nannaku Prematho which went on to become blockbusters at the box office Janatha Garage also won two prestigious National Awards earlier this year The project is bankrolled by Jr NTR’s brother Kalyanram under the banner NTR Arts and has music from Devi Sri Prasad For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 7 2017 5:11 pm India finished the tournament with two silver and six bronze medals (Source: File) Top News Gold eluded India as Satender Rawat (80+kg) and Mohit Khatana (80kg) settled for silver medals after losing their final bouts in the Asian Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa Philippines today Satender lost to Uzbekistan’s Almatov Shokrukh in a split verdict while Mohit went down to Kazakhstan’s Togambay Sagyndyk India thus finished the tournament with two silver and six bronze medals a creditable performance by the team Earlier Ankit Narwal (57kg) Bhavesh Kattimani (52kg) Sidhartha Malik (48kg) Vinit Dahiya (75kg) Akshay Siwach (60kg) and Aman Sehrawat (70kg) had claimed bronze medals All of them lost in the semifinals For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Published: October 16 2016 10:44 pm Zico urged the organisers to bring reputed FIFA referees on board which would help the standard of Indian referees ISL Top News Brazilian great and FC Goa head coach Zico lambasted the standard of refereeing in the Indian Super League football and said he’s ready to pack up and go home if his team was always subjected to wrong decisions “I am here to help Indian football development and not to earn money If they want me here I can be here to help but if they don’t I can pack my bags and leave” a furious Zico said after their 1-1 draw against Atletico de Kolkata Both the teams were down to 10 players and Zico’s main complain was against the red card shown to Sanjay Balmuchu when he was sent off after a second yellow “In the time we were the best in the game the referee expelled one from Kolkata and they tried to balance it by expelling one from us I don’t know what is going on but in the three years I am here all the crucial goals are against us “It seems you want to finish my team In the game against Pune it was like this Most crucial decisions are going against us” he said referring to their 1-2 loss to Pune City FC He urged the organisers to bring reputed FIFA referees on board like the foreign players which would help the standard of Indian referees “It’s better that you get FIFA referees Like you get good players to play you can also get good referees so that Indian referees can learn from them If they are from FIFA then there is something wrong in FIFA Atletico de Kolkata coach Jose Molina also said some decisions were harsh but he chose to play down the dubious refereeing decisions “I think the referee did not have a great night but well things happen We did not have a great match too We cannot complain about the referee He can have a bad day also” Molina said ATK went ahead in the sixth minute with Sameehg Doutie’s strike but their lead was cancelled by a spotkick from Joffre Gonzalez in the 76th minute The penalty decision seemed controversial and Molina said they were unlucky “I did not see from the bench I did not see on TV still Borja told me that it was unlucky He did not want to touch the ball and the ball touched the hand together with the body “It’s very difficult to ask at that moment we were playing really well defending well attacking with good situations and we had the game under control and victory in our hands We can do nothing about that only work” Molina however stayed positive and said his side would utilise the the five days’ break and try to bounce back in the match against Delhi Dynamos FC on October 22 “The bad thing is we did not win but the good thing is we did not lose We will try to improve there’s much still to play” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Karan Prashant Saxena | Updated: November 14 2016 10:10 am Mithali Raj expects the qualifying rounds to be a boon for the Indian team (Source: PTI File) Top News Mithali Raj is confident that India can qualify for the World Cup 2017 even with the team currently insixth position in ICC Championship ranking In an interview to TheIndian Express Raj said that going through play-offs round to qualify for the World Cup is a good chance to test out opposition teams “We are currently at sixth position in ICC Championship ranking Even if we win the upcoming series against West Indies we still would have to go through qualifiers which is good in a way that we get to play against the teams we will face in the World Cup” Raj said India had a chance to directly qualify for the World Cup if a series against Pakistan which was supposed to be played maximum by October 2016 as per schedule had taken place According to rules laid out by ICC the top four teams at the end of ICC Championship gets a direct entry into the World Cup tournament But no word was given by the BCCI whether the series will take place and Indian team lost out on six ICC Championship points that were meant for the series “We were supposed to contest a series with Pakistan but I don’t think it’s happening So we are likely to be going through qualifiers It would be like a tryout before the main tournament” Raj said Former Indian captain and retired cricketer Anjum Chopra has also shown confidence in the new Indian team and said that despite the hiccups India should definitely qualify “It does not matter if it is difficult or not it is the rules laid out by the ICC so we have to go through playoffs But India should definitely qualify for the World Cup” the veteran said Change of captaincy in T20s The team management recently decided to try out different captains for different formats with Harmanpreet Kaur replacing Mithali Raj as the captain in upcoming T20 series against West Indies and for Asia Cup Raj has been retained as the captain for the One-day internationals series against West Indies Talking about the shift in leadership roles Raj said that it will be good for the team as the management is planning for the future “I might not be part of the team setup when we play T20 World Cup in 2019 So it will be good for the team to groom someone new for the role of the captain and give them the experience of the responsibilities that comes along with it” Raj said The change in the team set up is believed to be prompted by India’s poor showing at the T20 World Cup at home in March this year With only one win and three losses India failed to even clear the group stages Raj also expressed that with the burden of captaincy off her shoulders she could play a ‘free hand’ in the upcoming Asia Cup “T20 is a format where you can let loose I can play freely now that I will not be loaded with the responsibility of the captain but as a senior player I will be expected to help out the team in any and every way possible” she said Harmanpreet has captained India before in three ODIs and six T20Is The last time she captained the side for the entire tournament was four years ago against Bangladesh as Raj was rested for the series In spite of her limited experience as captain at international level Raj believes Kaur will be up for the challenge “Even though Kaur has led team in the domestic set-up we still have to see how she handles the pressure of managing the team at international level against tougher oppositions But she is a really strong player and will be up for the challenge” Raj said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Anjali Lukose | Mumbai | Published: September 21 2015 1:28 am Trucks transporting coal leave dust bowls in its trail at Koyla Bander (Express photo by Vasant Prabhu) Related News King Edward Memorial Hospital’s Dr Amita Athavale professor and head Department of Chest Medicine and Environment Pollution Research Centre (EPRC) says she treated one patient for interstitial lung disease in two months 25 years ago but “in 2015 we get at least two patients every day for interstitial lung diseases” According to the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs more than 35000 people had died due to acute respiratory infections in India in over nine years More than 26 crore cases were reported every year during the period “While the link between asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) with pollution have long been known recent intriguing evidence shows there is a link between tuberculosis and both indoor and outdoor pollution The potential impact of environmental pollution in India’s ‘bursting at the seams’ overcrowded metropolises on this country’s respiratory health is frightening to contemplate” says Dr Zarir Udwadia consultant chest physician at the Hinduja Hospital Breach Candy Hospital and Parsee General Hospital Share This Article Related Article The cost related to dealing with air pollution-related diseases is only set to go up especially for the city’s poor say scientists The total monetary burden including personal burden government expenditure and societal cost is estimated at Rs 452296 million for a 50-g/m3 increase in PM(10) and Rs 872359 million for a similar increase in NO2 found a study by researchers Archana Patankar and Pushpa Trivedi on the monetary burden of health impacts of air pollution in Mumbai Doctors’ advice to the people range from ‘leave the environment where you face high pollution’ to ‘wear a mask’ “My simple advice to the people is to be cautious If dust is irritating them do not go into that environment and please use a face mask Air pollution has certainly increased and if you live near a construction site or your house is being painted you are more at risk People with respiratory disorders like asthma and COPD should be extra cautious while living in a polluted city like Mumbai” says JJ Hospital’s chest department head Dr N N Ramraje For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Surat | Published: November 9 2016 5:49 am Shivalakhmi lights the pyre in Surat Tuesday Hanif Malek Top News Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Kanubhai Gandhi (86) who passed away on Monday battling paralysis and heart attack was cremated in Surat on Tuesday His wife Shivalakshmi (89) lit the pyre at the Umra crematorium as the attendees sang Mahatma’s favourite bhajan “Vaishnav jana to tene rey kahiye je peer parai jane rey” Kanubhai’s sister Neelam Parikh who lives in Navsari attended the funeral with her son Dr Samir Parikh His two other sisters Sumitra Gandhi Kulkarni and Ushaben Gokani who live in Mumbai could not make it Kanubhai was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Athwalines after he suffered a paralytic stroke and heart attack two weeks ago till he passed away on Monday evening The Punjabi Samaj of Surat looked after him in his last days On Tuesday afternoon Kanubhai’s body was kept outside the hospital for people to have a final glimpse Surat District Collector M S Patel Surat City Mayor Ashmita Shiroya state cabinet minister Nanubhai Vanani who is an MLA from Surat BJP Surat city president Nitin Bhajiyawala attended the funeral Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Dr Tushar Chaudhary the Leader of the Opposition in Surat Municipal Corporation Praful Togadia Surat city Congress president Hasmukh Desai and some leaders of Congress Sewa Dal were also present Surat city BJP president Bhajiyawala said “He was in NASA which is a matter of pride for us Kanubhai was among those who ate from Mahatma Gandhi’s plate” He added that the party had given a cheque to the hospital to cover the costs of Kanubhai’s medical treatment” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 22.

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