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" he said,adding that intellectuals of the state would also have a sayin providing good governance A number of people mostly youths are ready to sacrifice their lives for the cause of a separate Gorkhaland state the group spearheading the movement has claimed Members of People’s Movement for Gorkhaland PTI The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) which is leading the shutdown in the hills since June 15 had threatened to start a fast unto-death strike and later self immolation to pressure the state and the central governments to give in to their demand Although the GJM has postponed its plans for the fast unto-death strike due to the presidential election the party’s youth wing has started a ground work for preparing youths for self immolation in days to come party leaders said "After we announced that we would go for self immolation to meet our demand I have been flooded with hundreds of proposals and messages from the youths and people of the hills who have expressed their desire to sacrifice themselves for the cause" GJM youth wing Yuva Morcha president Prakash Gurung told PTI He said there are "no pre-conditions and those ready to sacrifice themselves will do on their own terms and desire" He did not divulge details of the people who have sent such proposals but merely said "the agitation will intensify in days to come" Prakash who had resigned from Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in May had proposed to launch a separate statehood agitation on the line of the Telengana stir Darjeeling has a history of self-immolations over the demand of separate state In July 2013 a 45-year-old supporter had set himself alight at the Dambarchowk in Kalimpong town (now a district) He died of burn injuries a month later Another GJM supporter a 32-year-old physically challenged man had attempted immolation in 2013 but survived after prolonged treatment The picturesque hill station has earlier witnessed a 40- day bandh in 1988 and a 44-day one in 2013 This indefinite shutdown entered its 32nd day today New Delhi: Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani was "not instructed" by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to use objectionable words against Union finance minister Arun Jaitley during the cross-examination in the defamation case Delhi High Court was told on Monday Justice Manmohan was informed through an affidavit filed by Kejriwal that: "With due respect it is submitted that neither Kejriwal nor the counsel briefing the senior counsel Jethmalani gave instructions to the senior counsel to use the objectionable words on 17 May 2017" File image of Arvind Kejriwal PTI Kejriwal even wrote a letter to Jethmalani to refute his claim that objectionable words were used in the proceedings before the Joint Registrar on 17 May as per his instructions it said Jethmalani had used the word "crook" against the finance minister during his cross-examination before a Joint Registrar saying that he used the word on instruction from Kejriwal The cross-examination was being done in Rs 10 crore Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) defamation suit against Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party leaders that Jaitley filed in 2015 Kejriwal’s affidavit on Monday was filed on Jaitley’s application to expedite the recording of evidence in an orderly and fair manner in the defamation case The application said that "numerous irrelevant and scandalous questions have been asked during the cross examination of the Union minister and abusive and defamatory statements have been made" on the instructions of Kejriwal In December 2015 Jaitley had filed a civil defamation suit against Kejriwal and AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas Ashutosh Sanjay Singh Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpayee claiming that they made "false and defamatory" statements in the case involving the DDCA thereby harming his reputation A fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit was also filed by Jaitley against Kejriwal over his lawyer Jethmalani using the word "crook" during cross-examination of the previous defamation suit Jaitley in the second civil defamation suit against Kejriwal claimed the objectionable words caused him "permanent harm and disrepute" By: AP | Suzuka | Published: October 6 2017 9:56 am Sebastian Vettel finished ahead of championship rival Lewis Hamilton (Source: Reuters) Related News Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday placing ahead of championship rival Lewis Hamilton Vettel was 211 seconds faster than Mercedes driver Hamilton in light rain at the Suzuka circuit Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was third quickest in the session narrowly ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen A red flag came out after Carlos Sainz crashed about 50 minutes into the session when he ran wide and accelerated out of the hairpin He was unhurt but there was significant damage to his Toro Rosso car When the session resumed with 23 minutes left Vettel came out on super-soft tires and set the fastest lap of 1 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In a significant turnaround,the Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court to modify its earlier order making it mandatory for cinema halls to play the National Anthem before screening of a film compelling patrons to stand up while the anthem plays And on Tuesday the apex court ruled that playing the National Anthem in cinema halls is not mandatory The government on Monday said the Supreme Courtmay "consider the restoration of status quo ante until then that is restoration of the position as it stood before the order passed by this court on 30 November 2016" as it mandates the playing of the National Anthem in all cinemas before the feature film starts Representational image PTI The Centre’s standwhen the 2016 order came out was clearly contrary to its present one On 30 November 2016 a Supreme court bench ofJustice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitava Royordered that the National Anthem must be played in public theaters across the country before a movie It also ordered that the National Flag be displayed on screen when the anthem is played The Centre represented by then attorney-general Mukul Rohatgi said it completely agreed with need for specific guidelines to show respect and honour for the national anthem and the flag A report in The Hinducaptures the Centre’s stand on the issue in 2016: "When the hearing began Justice Misra along with Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi recalled a time years ago when the anthem was played in schools and before film shows in theatres as the flag fluttered on the screen They then mutually agreed that respect was lacking" Days later an MP of the rulingBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Meenakshi Lekhi supported the order sayingrespecting the anthem "causes no harm" "The National Anthem is sung at various places like schools public functions events etc What’s the harm in playing it at another venue It causes no harm and it is natural to stand up when the anthem is played" she said Lekhi said the law is clear about the National Anthem as it is already mentioned in the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act "The court had just read the law" she said adding that people living in the country must abide by the law of the land The BJP also welcomed the order sayingit will strengthen the spirit of nationalism and the idea of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Party spokesperson Nalin Kohli said the order is a reminder to people that they should have affection and duty towards national institutions and symbols "Its a welcome order Of late there have been certain controversies People are not standing up in cinema halls when National Anthem is being played" Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu who was a Union minister at the time of the 2016 ruling had saidthe decisionwill "inculcate a sense of patriotismamong people particularly the younger generation" A year later the November 2016 order had found sharpcriticism from within the apex court itself On 23 October 2017 the Supreme Court said that people do not need to stand up in cinema halls to prove their patriotism and "cannot be forced to carry patriotism on their sleeves" asking the Centre to consider amending the rules Observing that the society did not need "moral policing" the benchsaid that next time "the government will want people to stop wearing T-shirts and shorts to cinemas saying this would disrespect the National Anthem" Representing the Centre Attorney-General KK Venugopal had told the court thatIndia was a diverse country and the National Anthem needed to be played in the cinema halls to bring in uniformity Venugopal said it should be left open to the government to take a call on its own discretion on whether the anthem should be played in theatres Women fail to crack China’s glass ceiling as party picks new leaders | Reuters World Reuters Oct 26 2017 00:47:30 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 26 2017 00:47 AM | Updated Date: Oct 26 2017 00:47 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See Anoushaka Chandrashekar and Parul Agarwal More mothers with young children could opt for paid work if they found reliable alternative caregivers to take care of family-related responsibilities a survey in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district shows The baseline survey of 3177 mothers with children in the 1-6 years age group has found that on average the respondents spent 94 hours each day doing some kind of unpaid work as against 17 minutes per day doing paid work Source: Baseline Report Of the time spent doing unpaid work–defined as tasks such as cooking cleaning tending to animals caring for children and working on family-owned fields–the respondents spent the most time caring for children or elderly or disabled persons (approximately 25 hours per day) This indicates that women’s care responsibilities are a possible reason for the low extent of their labour market participation says the study conducted by the research-oriented nonprofit IFMR LEAD in collaboration with the Canadian McGill University and Indian development-oriented non-profit Seva Mandir and funded by the Canada-based International Development Research Centre The study is evaluating a community day-care model called Balwadi run by Seva Mandir in the villages of Udaipur district in Rajasthan It is a randomized controlled trial with 160 village hamlets of which 80 have a balwadi Currently the first round of post-intervention data is being analyzed and the final round of end-line survey will begin soon The Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum (2016) ranked India 136th out of 144 countries in terms of women’s economic participation and opportunities According to World Bank data global female labour force participation rates declined marginally (from 52 percent to 50 percent) between 2004 and 2010 Representational image Reuters On the other hand the NSSO reports that during the same period India’s rates dropped nearly seven and three percentage points in urban and rural areas respectively Among the BRICS countries India had the lowest female labour force participation In 2016 Bangladesh and China recorded rates of 43 percent and 63 percent respectively as compared to India’s 27 percent as per World Bank data Researchers have identified several reasons for weak labour force attachment and consistently poor economic opportunities available to women Two such factors relevant in the Indian context are socio-cultural norms surrounding women’s work and the recent rise in household incomes Women who come from patriarchy-oriented families are less likely to participate in the labour force this paper suggests Increasing household incomes decrease the pressure on women to engage in work and in such a scenario woman’s going out to work is considered against the family’s prestige some studies have found Further some research on the relation between economic growth and women’s participation in paid labour has found that a majority of women lack the skills required for the skill-intensive services sector that has fuelled India’s recent growth Time-use data on how women spend their day also explains why few women work outside the home–they are preoccupied with unpaid work which includes household chores taking care of children and the elderly and activities related to looking after the household The 2016 Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum found that women in India spent on average 350 minutes per day doing unpaid work while men spent 50 Source: Global Gender Gap Report 2016 by World Economic Forum Since women spend a large portion of their time doing unpaid work particularly unpaid care work could they participate more in economic activities if they had alternative caregivers (ACGs) in the household The survey found in the affirmative–the presence of ACGs in a household had a direct correlation with the respondent’s being able to go out for paid employment The presence of one additional ACG increased the likelihood of a woman going out for paid employment by 38 percentage points An ACG could be anyone in the household above the age of six years excluding the respondent and her husband Source: Baseline Report NOTE: Out of the women who have done some work outside home Since a majority of the women in this sample were engaged in unpaid work on their family’s farms the report also analyzed the relationship between the presence of ACGs and women going out of home for any kind of work paid or unpaid The presence of an additional ACG increased the likelihood of a woman going out for paid or unpaid work by 11 percentage points Further analysis revealed that out of all the women who went out for paid employment (17% of the entire sample) 87% had at least one ACG in their household Of those women who went out for paid employment and did not have an ACG 69 percent said they took their children with them to work suggesting they had no safe and/or reliable place to leave their children Most of the women in the study sample who went out for paid employment performed physical labour at construction and road repair sites interviews and experiences in the field showed In such cases when children accompany their mothers to work they are often left unattended and can be exposed to worksite hazards and dangerous materials In addition to being unsafe this is also deleterious for their health and cognition Although ACGs can improve women’s employability it is important that ACGs are formal in nature In many instances it is seen that older children who may be only a few years older than their younger siblings take care of them These older children if they become ACGs may miss school or drop out altogether which is inimical to their education skill development and future employability A formal alternative care arrangement can more effectively address this challenge (Chandrashekar works as a Senior Research Associate with the Financial Inclusion team at IFMR LEAD; Agarwal is Associate Director of the Financial Inclusion team at IFMR LEAD) Apart from receiving a warm majestic welcome at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport from his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been kept at the most secured suite at the iconic Kind David Hotel in Jerusalem The King David Hotel was partly damaged in a bombing in 1946 during a terrorist attack led by the Zionist paramilitary group Irgun A total of 91 people were killed and 45 injured during the attack File image of King David Hotel in Jerusalem Wikimedia Commons The security of Modi who has become the first India prime minister to visit Israel has obviously been a concern but the suite where he will be staying during his three-day visit is the safest suite in Israel and probably in the world "His suite is secured against bomb attacks chemical attacks everything" Sheldon Ritz director of operations in King David Hotel told the Times of India "If the entire hotel is bombed PM’s suite will be untouched will come down in a pod" Ritz who has been made in charge of Modi’s visit said But safety is not the only thing that would make Modi’s stay at the luxury suite memorable According to the report Modi is also been treated with Gujarati food and vegan cookies According to the report over 110 rooms in the hotel were cleared to house Modi and his delegation The hotel which is often used to house foreign dignitaries is owned by Dan Hotels A VOA News report quoted the Jerusalem Post saying that Donald Trump also stayed in the same luxury suite during his visit to Israel a few weeks ago Written by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published: January 14 2017 4:20 pm Shalmali Kholgade released a new single called Aye Related News Singer Shalmali Kholgade believes every opportunity that gives you an exposure is a journey you should make The singer who recently turned a judge in a reality show says when a singer judges a reality show he or she can explore much more about themselves and even help others In an exclusive conversation with indianexpresscom Shalmali said “Everything is an opportunity I’ve been given the chance to judge why not The fact is if a channel feels that I will be able to lend something to the contestants I am all up for it I am a performer I am a singer but for me performance holds a lot of importance But that doesn’t mean you will jump around to interact A connect with an audience can be of varied kinds and you need to find that out and keep improving in it I will help contestants to do that” The singer who has hits like Balam Pichkari Pareshaan and Baby Ko Bass to her credit has released a single that talks about gender equality “Aye is about gender equality The song falls into a genre of music called the trap Trap is a subset of hip hop music which predominantly is practised by international musicians Rihanna’s Empty and Beyonce’s Lemonade has a lot of trap music Also since the subject is so strong to keep the essence of the song effective this genre of music seemed the right choice for this single” Watch | Shalmali Kholgade’s song ‘Aye’: However it is often noticed that in Indian music industry film music is consumed extensively while the existence of independent music at times is not even noticed On being asked if this system bothers Shalmali in any way the singer said “I think that will change very soon I don’t think making independent music in India is a risky business People are right when they say that Bollywood music is consumed more but with the rate by which people are turning to individual music the time isn’t far when eventually the independent music will go to films”said the 29-year-old singer Also read |Badshah blessed with a baby girl see his daughter’s firstpic She added “Film music always sticks to script and story it is binding in that way but the independent music is getting a difference in the existing scenario So if not today in coming time we would see an era of independent music” Do you think your single will be appreciated as much as your Bollywood songs have “My musical inspiration predominantly lies in English music artists And with Aye I have brought the contemporariness to our Hindi music It is different and I dont know how my Hindi song with a western twist is going to work But it makes me happy that I experimented and I hope my fans like it” More from the world of Entertainment: Shalmali is one of the judges on the new singing show Dil Hai Hindustani The singer appears with the music composer Shekhar Rajiviani filmmaker Karan Johar and rapper Baadshah The show airs on Star Plus For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: April 10 2014 2:09 am Related News *Arvind Kejriwal has been slapped yet again This time by an autorickshaw driver — one of his main support groups People on the street are speculating that the whole episode might have been stage managed and set up to gain voter sympathy just a couple of days before the elections in Delhi The manner in which Kejriwal and the man who assaulted him kissed and made up was directed at TV cameras The differences between the two has been forgiven and forgotten All forms of violence must be condemned roundly But people are upset that Kejriwal left them high and dry after being voted into power in Delhi — SN Kabra Mumbai Game changer *Thisrefers to ‘In Karnataka Modi targets UPA’s Aadhaar’ (IE April 9) It is curious that parties in the opposition leave no stone unturned to criticise Aadhaar Aadhaar is a wonderful tool If deployed appropriately it has the potential to wipe out the parallel economy It is no secret that political parties rely on corruption and black money to finance their elections Therefore political parties will put up a tough fight against Aadhaar fearing that their side businesses may dry up if the programme is successful Corruption can be eliminated to a great extent if the direct benefit transfer scheme is implemented successfully for which we need Aadhaar If this is done politicians and corrupt officials would not be able to misdirect subsidies in the name of non-existing beneficiaries — PC Xavier New Delhi Poor old me *Aproposof the editorial ‘Didi vs EC’ (IE April 9) Mamata Banerjee appears to have burned her fingers yet again by attempting to take on the Election Commission This type of attention-seeking politics of confrontation is inappropriate The EC is a constitutional body and it needs to be given the respect due to the guardian of our electoral process — the lifeblood of this republic It must be respected by one and all as it ensures that fair elections take place Didi’s defiance appears to be a gimmick to garner support and portray herself as the victim as usual — Gaurav Gupta New Delhi You eat your khichdi * Thisrefers to the editorial ‘Eat your khichdi’ (IE April 8) So far our country has never had a non-Congress government at the Centre with a clear majority The Congress leadership has became arrogant and needs to go They are smug because they think there is no other viable alternative In this context Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s statements make perfect sense to me They deserve reflection — Ashok K Ashu Patiala For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNot all protests in Parliament are a waste of time or money Sometimes short-term anarchy leads to long-term gains The most compelling example is the Opposition’s insistence on withdrawal of Narendra Modi government’s land acquisition bill In the previous session of Parliament? we? 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