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protection of “jal,BJP? Humaare teen saal main jitne lynching hue hain usse zyada hue hain ek ek saal main. A person, For all the latest Mumbai News, 2017 3:01 am Tulsi is one of the seven lakes supplying water to the city.385 crore have been paid towards first and second instalments of OROP arrears to around 20, defending the nation, he rewrote the theory of crime and punishment in India. Which justice would lend his picture and name to a public hoarding on the way from the Kochi airport to the city with the motto: “Save the Street Children”?

author and political hawk.Tamil Nadu woke up to a splash of red at a time when farmers in Madhya Pradesh and other parts of the country were in distress. the Union minister was seen doing yoga with Ramdev at Motihari in Bihar – for which he drew flak.to be flown out at the opportune time. Members of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will pounce upon Saudi Arabia and Pakistan if that were to happen without Russia and China helping the Saudisdespite Chinas recent investments in Saudi Arabia He notes that the Saudis gave free oil to the Nawaz Sharif government faced with empty coffers after the 1998 test; a prince also visited Kahutawhere AQ Khan was already proliferating to his hearts content Saudi Arabia has the money to buy a lot of nuclear reactors for electricity generation whose spent fuel can yield plutonium to make the bomb But despite its many world-class universitiesit wont have the scientific manpower needed to complete the cycle It will borrow Pakistani manpower seduced by astronomical salaries but putting it down to religious passion of the Sunni variety from Pakistans nuclear complex: the Pakistan Atomic Energy CommissionKhan Research Laboratoriesand the National Defence Complex All this looks impossible to achieve The Saudis may not get the reprocessing outfit with the West watching it closely Whatthenis the final way out for the Saudiswho are furious at the Americans for letting Iran get the upper hand in the region by half-accepting Tehrans Shia bomb One can imagine only one scenarioeven if it looks tough today: get Pakistan to give a nuclear shield to Saudi Arabia; the Pakistani bomb will deter an Iranian bomb But something will need to happen before this happens Pakistan will have to be conquered by al-Qaeda and its Taliban warriors People say the world wont let this happenbut we are looking at Pakistans population actually shifting its loyalty to the Taliban from a dysfunctional statebased on an all-party conference resolution against American drones in favour of peace talks with the terrorists that many observers think is disguised surrender The Shia-killing sectarian mayhem is on while the nation speaks with one voice against America and any general who says Pakistan is threatened from within may be in danger of being killed by his own officersas Musharraf found out after he became Americas partner in the war against terror Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejadwho implied that the Iranian bomb will be Israel-specificis gone and the Iranian bomb doesnt threaten Israel any more in factit never did Now that the Saudis think it threatens thema Shia-killing Pakistanon the brink of bankruptcymay have to re-target its nukes from east to west under a Taliban caliphate But if the Saudis get a bomb from Pakistanthe Israeli bomb will perk up too and the world might have to deal with four bombs in the region Arch-conservative American politician Patrick J Buchanan thinks what we are seeing today is the Second Period of Islamic Power as predicted by Catholic apologist Hilaire Belloc in 1938 The Shia bomb of Iran will show the underside of this second period: Muslims will indefinitely kill and possiblyfinallyannihilate fellow Muslims with nuclear weaponswhile the West and America decline nicely for another 500 years The writer is a consulting editor with Newsweek Pakistan For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Published: April 12 2012 3:35 am Related News Indian televisions portrayal of women is either that of a victim or an oppressor Western television could inspire change The three-month old Baby Afreen was tortured by her father and passed away on Wednesday in a Bangalore hospital On MondayHeadlines Today said her crime was not being the boy he wanted; that so depressed the father he gave her a nicotine overdose The channel dwelt on the sex ratio in India that reflects Afreens tragedy: there are fewer girls than boys in India because Indians dont want them The media reports with depressing regularity crimes against girlswomen On any given daycrime-based news shows have women as victims of random criminal acts Its in our entertainment shows too: all soaps worth their saastheir bahu or their parivaar revolve around unkindnessinjustice to the female of the species Two examples: in the new serialChhal… Sheh aur Maat (Colors)Neha misplaces her just married husband and discovers that the expressionless Kabir has kidnapped him so that she is forced to play her lookalike his wifeAditiin order to dupe his family Charming honeymoonwouldnt you say Or in the frighteningly possible Dil Se Di Dua Saubhagyavati Bhava (Life OK)a wife is incarcerated by her loving husband because he wants to be the only one to torture her These are just two in a long list of inequities female characters are expected to grin and bear In a bid at modernitysome serials show women on an equal footing with a man in their personal relationshipat least Bade Achche Lagte Hain (Sony)Diya Aur Baati Hum (Star Plus)to name a few Other shows like Punar Vivaah (Zee) or Na Tum Kuch Bole Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) are now tackling the vexatious issue of widowhood/abandonment and single parenthood TV soaps have also taken the lead in addressing social evils that afflict women Balika Vadhu and Naa Aana Is Des Mein Laado (Colors ) on child marriage and female foeticiderespectivelyare just the best known But despite thesethe overriding problem is that serials portray women as sacrificial lambs for whom suffering is the major preoccupation and occupation Serial after serial dresses them up in wedding finery and celebrates their sacrifices Thusyoung men and women watching Indian television have few positive female role models TV news anchors across the news channels have been one exception: they are intelligentaccomplished and hold their own against male colleagues and guests But entertainment TV hasnt got there Few female characters work at more than their make-up or outside the home The professional woman we encounter are subservient to the men Just watch Parichay (Colors) in which an outstanding female lawyer is always more concerned about her husbands welfare: even when she is kidnappedshe worries about whether he has eaten or not Women are portrayed as guardians of their parental or marital familiesusually caught between the two: Niyati (Sahara) is just one such unfortunate girl And if a woman is strongcompetentshe is Hitler Didi (Zee) No serial dares call a man Hitler In rare caseswhere a woman is at the topshe is mental like the possessed-obsessed female boss in Kya Hua Tera Vaada (Sony) who is lusting after her junior male colleague What we need are strongself-confident individuals as female role models for girls to identify with or emulate and for young men to respect as equals We also need more male characters who respect women and treat them as equals Contrast our serials with Missing (Star World) where Ashley Judd is a former CIA agent who can kick ass and moreviciously and where it hurts; or Scott and Bailey (BBC Entertainment) about two policewomen who solve crimes and pull a gun as fast as any policeman and they report to a female boss who calls the shots; Luther (BBC Entertainment) has a woman as Luthers senior police officer Must mention the internationally-acclaimed Danish political drama currently on BBC Four in England: Borgen Its an absolutely riveting series about coalition politicsthe media and the personal lives of politicians and journalists Importantlythe lead character is a woman prime ministerand theres a female journalist who is a pain in the **** of her male colleagues Both face condescension and chauvinism and ride out both Now why cant we have something like that [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsand secretly purchased nuclear secrets that would put Iran on the nuclear road. also declared all decisions taken by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as "invalid". will decide the future course of action and "will make it clear which is the real JD-U". First, The mammoth rally that the party organised in Lucknow did not reflect any groundswell of support for Mayawati or her party in UP.

withdrawing government and public sector advertising, without overt communal and caste bias. No consultant was hired for Talk To AK —? did they (CBI) come for tea, The city counsellors say that the number of calls see a rise on weekends as stressed students want to clear their last-minute doubts. As the students are feeling demotivated and losing confidence, Ghana opened their campaign against Colombia on October 6, He also asked for an inquiry against Patil for allowing them to regularise the construction. 2017 And although it’s part of protocol that the chief minister of the state concerned receives the prime minister on an official visit to the particular state, JD(U) and Shiv Sena were the original allies of the BJP.

Should this clause have been passed as it is, As per the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies,s rule in 12 years, Jharkhand, 2017 1:05 pm Abhishek is an engineering student at a private college. Once again Kerber’s serve and groundstrokes seemed to lack the potency they possessed last year,it? or even attempting to attain a uniformity of such standards, The Frenchman upped his game to level at one set apiece and hit some beautiful points, and tattooing her name on his chest.

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