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But civilian?000 taxi drivers in the city, Of these, ISBT, megastar Dharmendra, which the government wants to discourage like luxury goods and casinos etc. It is 3. He is accompanied by party’s chief ministerial face Sheila Dikshit, but he instead brought out a ‘Fair and Lovely scheme’ for turning the blackmoney of the country’s thieves into white. so nice to get in there with a?

Like I said, For all the latest Mumbai News, said an official who added that they are also consulting legal experts to decide whether to add the rape charge in the existing case or to lodge a fresh complaint.winds of change? Burdwan districtwhere Durgapur lieshas been a CPM stronghold But of latethe Trinamool Congress made rapid inroadscapturing several municipalities in the recent civic elections Apart from the Asansol Municipal Corporationthe Trinamool is also running the municipalities of Kulti and Guskaraand has won from MemariKalna and Dainhat The Congresson the other handis running the Katwa municipality (With PTI inputs) For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Washington/paris | Published: December 10 2016 10:43 am Syrian President Bashar Assad (Source: AP/File) Top News Key US allies in Europe are quietly expressing concern over President-elect Donald Trump’s approach to Syria warning that his pledge to work more closely with Russia Damascus’ main backer will do little to diminish the terrorist threat emanating from Syria The diplomatic persuasion campaign has taken on new importance in recent days as the Syrian army backed by Russia Iran and Shi’ite militias appears poised to retake all of Aleppo city in a major defeat for Western-backed rebels Moscow and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are expected to cast Aleppo’s fall as the end of a revolt against Assad that began in March 2011 although Western analysts predict the civil war which has killed more than 300000 people and made more than half of Syrians homeless will continue perhaps for years Watch What Else Is Making News Western diplomats who described discussions with Trump advisers on condition of anonymity said their message was that a US alliance with Russia and by extension Assad to crush groups like Islamic State will backfire Trump has said defeating Islamic State was a higher priority than persuading Assad to step down “On Syria the new administration says crushing Islamic State is its priority but we’ve explained our view that without a political solution in Syria those efforts will be fruitless because new pockets of radicals will re-form” a senior French diplomat told media France has been the target of coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State Western capitals fear that a prolonged conflict will exacerbate mass refugee flows in which radicalized individuals might hide A political solution in Syria as envisioned by Western powers would involve a transition in which Assad eventually left power Assad from the minority Alawite sect cannot unite Syria and quash extremists after nearly six years of warfare they argue In a rare public speech in London on Thursday Alex Younger chief of Britain’s MI-6 intelligence agency said “we cannot be safe from the threats that emanate from (Syria) unless the civil war is brought to an end And brought to an end in a way that recognizes the interests of more than a minority of its people and their international backers” Trump has frequently said that he wants to work with Russia to fight Islamic State which holds territory in Iraq and Syria and other militant groups “When you think about it wouldn’t it be nice if we got along with Russia” he said during a campaign rally in July “Wouldn’t it be nice if we got together with Russia and knocked the hell out of ISIS” Trump added using another name for Islamic State US defense officials have repeatedly said the vast majority of Russian strikes in Syria are not against Islamic State How Trump will actually proceed remains unclear He has not named a secretary of state and some current and prospective members of the president-elect’s national security team have voiced more skeptical views of Russia Trump’s transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the allies’ concerns “What we’re getting from our conversations with the Trump administration is that already they are toning down the prospect of a Russia-US deal on fighting Islamic State and a full-on rapprochement with Moscow” the senior French diplomat said A senior Arab diplomat also was cautious about Trump’s Syria policy “We can’t really predict it now” the diplomat said A diplomat from another US ally while declining to discuss the American political transition expressed doubts about the advisability of a Western alignment with Moscow and Assad “There is no way that allying with Assad would do anything to reduce the terrorist threat to the West Rather it would drastically increase it” the diplomat said “It’s an inconvenient truth of the conflict” he said “The Russians have Grozny-ified Aleppo” the diplomat said referring to the total destruction the Russian military inflicted on the capital of Chechnya Former US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said that once Aleppo falls the Russian-backed Syrian government will not turn its attention to Islamic State but rather try to destroy the remainder of the secular anti-Assad rebellion The United States has three options said Ford a fellow at the Middle East Institute think-tank “The first option is to switch and join the Russians and implicitly the Syrian government and the Iranians against Sunni extremists But the problem is that the Russians and the Syrian governments … aren’t really fighting Sunni extremists very much” he said The second option Ford said is for Washington to walk away from the conflict which would likely mean diminished US influence in the region and continued refugee flows The third is to work with Turkey and Saudi Arabia to get a partial ceasefire “None of them are good there is no easy answer we ran out of easy answers in 2012 and 2013” Ford said For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Beirut | Published: November 8 2016 3:12 am This frame grab from video provided by Qasioun a Syrian opposition media outlet shows US-backed fighters taking a rest during fighting with the Islamic State group near Ein Issa north of Raqqa Syria Backed by US airstrikes Kurdish-led Syrian fighters clashed on Monday with Islamic State militants north of the city of Raqqa in Syria as they pushed ahead in their offensive aiming to liberate the city that has been the de facto capital of the extremist group since 2014 (Qasioun a Syrian Opposition Media Outlet via AP) Top News A US-backed campaign to take the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group is underway under the banner of the predominantly Kurdish Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) The coalition enjoys the backing of several Western militaries and is recognized by the US as the most effective force fighting against the extremists but its differences with Turkey as well as other Syrian groups could complicate the campaign Watch what else is in the news Here’s a look at the SDF: WHO ARE THE SDF The SDF are the general military force of the autonomous Kurdish zone in northern Syria known as Rojava formed out of a coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting against the Islamic State group in 2015 It is dominated by the Kurdish Party of Democratic Unity or PYD which maintains a tacit non-aggression pact with President Bashar Assad in Damascus Turkey’s government views it as an extension of its country’s own outlawed Kurdish insurgency A GROWING FOOTPRINT The PYD has benefited from its quiet agreement with Assad since the early months of the war when the Syrian army withdrew from much of northeastern Syria to battle rebels elsewhere in the country allowing the Kurdish party to carve out a zone of autonomy The PYD’s armed wing the People’s Protection Units or YPG later expanded that enclave by battling the Islamic State group with the aid of US airstrikes The YPG then the umbrella SDF group have been driving westward over the past year and a half and earlier this month captured the town of Manbij a key IS supply hub west of the Euphrates River The SDF coalition now controls all but 50 kilometers (30 miles) of Syria’s northern frontier with Turkey Victory on the battlefield has brought growing Western support The US says its 300 special forces servicemen embedded with the SDF are performing an advisory role TURKISH HOSTILITY Turkish forces and thousands of allied Syrian opposition fighters launched their own offensive in northern Syria earlier this year clashing with both the SDF and IS Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested his own forces and allies should help take both Raqqa and Mosul and that Kurdish forces should be sidelined On Monday Erdogan said the US dependence on the Kurdish forces was “naive” The US wants all of its allies to set aside their grievances at least temporarily and focus on IS TOO COZY WITH ASSAD The SDF have a mixed reputation among Syrian opposition groups as well Hossam Issa of the activist media collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently says his group’s problem with the SDF is that it’s coordinating with the Syrian government as a way to further the PYD’s Kurdish state building project Syrian opposition figures point to SDF advances into opposition-held territory in northern Syria last spring in conjunction with Syrian and Russian airstrikes The SDF and PYD denied allegations these moves were coordinated Critics in the opposition also fear that the PYD and SDF ultimately seek to carve out an independent enclave from northern Syria — a concern shared by Ankara Riding a wave of military successes the PYD declared in March that it would insist on a federated solution to the Syria war alarming most of the conflict’s other players who view it as plan for partition The PYD shares control of the northeastern city of Qamishli with the government in Damascus The two authorities also shared control of Hasakah until the SDF and other PYD-affiliated forces expelled pro-government forces from the city in August ALLEGATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES Before the SDF was formed the military-wing of the PYD was accused of human rights abuses in northern Syria Human Rights Watch in 2014 said the party’s military was conscripting children into its forces Amnesty International in 2015 documented allegations of home demolitions and forced displacement of Arab residents The reports have fueled accusations that the PYD and by extension the SDF is displacing ethnic Arabs from northern Syria — decades after former Syrian President Hafez Assad settled them in what were once predominantly Kurdish areas A HISTORY OF MARGINALIZATION The Kurds are a sizable ethnic group in the Middle East inhabiting a territory stretching across what is now Turkey Syria Iraq and Iran They number approximately 30 million across the region including an estimated 2 million in Syria Kurds in all four countries have suffered from a history of marginalization fueling aspirations for independence or autonomy Syria’s Kurds who make up 10 percent of the country’s population were only granted the right to citizenship in 2011 with Assad seeking to win over the minority in the early days of the uprising against him For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News the CPM registered a victory in the Durgapur Assembly by-elections held on July 5. the bank staff detected fake 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Who will win? the Congress is wary of ceding media space in the build-up to the elections. News media highlights the educational,531. Time to go back to school . Teaser poster of #HindiMedium @maddockfilms @TSeries pictwittercom/fytVR1cnHw — Irrfan (@irrfank) January 19 2017 Teaser poster of #HindiMedium Stars Irrfan Produced by Dinesh Vijan Bhushan Kumar Directed by Saket Chaudhary 12 May 2017 release pictwittercom/ACkI9JFEkc — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 19 2017 The film has been directed by Saket Chaudhary who previously helmed Shaadi Ke Side Effects starring Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar Saba has earlier worked in films including Manto and Lahore Se Aagey The actor has also featured in several hit Pakistani serials including Dastaan co-starring Fawad Khan The film is scheduled for May 12 release this year Also read |Hindi Medium first look: Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar look adorable seepic At present Irrfan Khan is shooting for The Song of Scorpions directed by Anup Singh In the film the actor who plays the camel trader will be seen with the popular Iranian actress-musician Golshifteh Farahani For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsUpdated: March 10 2014 10:43 am Academy Awards is an event which practically no one in the United States admits to liking but that literally everyone watches (Reuters) Top News Pinkerton The Oscars have changed very little what’s changed is the way they’re watched Human bondage the subject of Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave used to be demurely referred to by Southerners as “our peculiar institution” Today the same might apply to the Academy Awards an event which practically no one in the United States admits to liking but that literally everyone watches We can count off the miscarriages of justice (Ordinary People over Raging Bull) the undeniably great figures from film history who were never honoured with a statuette and who at most might warrant a spot in the tacky “In Memoriam” montage when they die the awful jokes and the sluggardly pacing But still we tune in A bit of backstory: The idea behind the “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences” (AMPAS) founded 1927 was to impose an Old World 19th-century concept with the attendant stamp of prestige and ideas of officially judged quantifiable artistic merit on the unruly 20th century film medium which had made itself most vitally at home in the New World making up rules as it went along and producing a number of sui generis geniuses along the way One sign that the Academy in its earliest stage didn’t quite know what it was doing is that you can’t fault their Best Picture choices for the 1928-29 season: William Wellman’s Wings which remains spectacular in the air if inelegant on the ground and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans lauded as the season’s “Most Unique and Artistic Picture” Of course the “Most Unique and Artistic” category with which the proto-Academy effectively acknowledged the divide between art and commerce ambitious aesthetics and ambitious subjects was dispensed with the following year — perhaps it was too self-condemning — and Best Picture was hereafter expected to encompass the Most Unique and Artistic as well The interceding 85 ceremonies have shown how well on the whole this has worked out To better understand the yardstick that the Academy would use to determine the Best we should look to the “hierarchy of genres” as proposed by the first president of England’s Royal Academy of Arts Sir Joshua Reynolds in his Discourses On Art The comparison reveals the degree to which the unspoken dictates of co-founder Louis B Mayer’s Academy conformed to that of Reynolds Reynolds advocated a hierarchy of subjects (endorsed by the academies of art in the 17th and 18th centuries) with history paintings in the grand manner at the very top and still life and genre subjects at the bottom This naturally also accounted for a distaste for Dutch and Flemish painting generally as vulgar or low subjects — peasant scenes still lifes etc — were to be avoided in favour of elevated heroic historical themes often with an accompanying moralistic overtone Sounds familiar The Royal Academy founded in December 1768 was the Anglo answer to the French Académie des Beaux-Arts an institution created when English picture making was still trying to establish its standing amidst far more storied continental traditions If such insecure striving for status is in this case understandable the case of AMPAS is somewhat less so for the American moving picture was already well on its way to supremacy in the world’s box office when the first awards were presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Still Reynolds’s ideas of prestige hold remarkably true to those of AMPAS Historical themes account for half of this year’s Best Picture nominees — all of them if you include the historicised recent past The Academy’s understanding of what constitutes high-toned quality in both performance and subject matter has been unfortunately adopted by generations of status-conscious moviegoers This is the bad work that film critics worth a damn spend much of their professional lives trying to undo to direct their public away from the obvious signifiers of prestige or import which the Academy rewards If the Academy Awards have changed in mission remarkably little since their inception what has changed is the way that they’re watched This reflects the change in so-called American public life as a whole At the appointed hour social media feed becomes one enormous Oscar party with everyone in the virtual space chiming in to quip on outfits crack wise on speeches or be the first to post an animated gif of whatever the takeaway meme of the night is This time around it was 12 Years director Steve McQueen’s fake-clapping when the Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) award for his screenwriter John Ridley was announced — the men have been feuding over credit In the hours and days after the ceremony ended the internet news cycle can begin with the exegesis of the night For example the aghast reaction to 81-year-old presenter Kim Novak’s plastic surgery and subsequent echo chamber of backlash or close reading of acceptance speeches by Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) All of which only serves to reinforce the preeminent importance of this most absurd of national traditions Pinkerton is a New York-based writer [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: October 6 2017 12:04 am Ojha wrote to CAB stating that due to family reasons it is difficult for him to leave Hyderabad Top News Pragyan Ojha’s tussle over his release finally ended on when the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) decided to give a “no objection certificate” to the left-arm spinner to return to his home team Hyderabad after two seasons Ojha wrote to CAB stating that due to family reasons it is difficult for him to leave Hyderabad and pleaded that it would be detrimental to his career if he missed matches at this stage “I had a discussion with (president) Sourav Ganguly and we have agreed to release him on sympathetic grounds” CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya told PTI Ojha however will not be able to play Hyderabad’s Ranji opener versus Maharashtra at home tomorrow “We will only play him after getting the NOC” HCA secretary T Sheshnarayan said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News He has been in the industry for the last 10 years. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New York | Published: October 25, There is no reason for New Yorkers to change their daily routine in any way,this restaurant perfectly balances authentic and local flavours The name says it all: FU ?

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