Udayavani - ಉದಯವಾಣಿ - PTI https://www.udayavani.com/english-news-sources/pti en In State vs Activists, Supreme Court To Decide Today On House Arrest https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/327437/state-vs-activists-supreme-court-decide-today-house-arrest <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="https://www.udayavani.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_new_image/public/images/english_articles/2018/09/28/activist.gif?itok=oynJ_Z-T" width="630" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce today, its verdict on a plea by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking the immediate release of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and an SIT probe into their arrest.</p> <p>A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved the judgment on September 20 after counsel for both parties, including senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Harish Salve and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, concluded their submissions.</p> <p>The bench, that also comprised Justices A M Khaniwlkar and D Y Chandrachud, had asked the Maharashtra police to file their case diary pertaining to the ongoing investigation in the case.</p> <p>The five activists --Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha-- are under arrest at their respective homes since August 29.</p> <p>The plea by Ms Thapar, economists Prabhat Patnaik and Devaki Jain, sociology professor Satish Deshpande and human rights lawyer Maja Daruwala, has sought an independent probe into the arrests and the immediate release of the activists.</p> <p>The Maharashtra police had arrested them on August 28 in connection with an FIR lodged following a conclave -- 'Elgaar Parishad' -- held on December 31 last year that had later triggered violence at Koregaon-Bhima village in the state.</p> <p>The apex court had on September 19 said it would look into the case with a "hawk's eye" as "liberty cannot be sacrificed at the altar of conjectures".</p> <p>It had told the Maharashtra government that there should be a clear-cut distinction between opposition and dissent on one hand and attempts to create disturbance, law and order problems or overthrow the government on the other.</p> <p>Senior advocate Anand Grover, Ashwini Kumar and advocate Prashant Bhushan had also alleged that the entire case was cooked up and adequate safeguards should be provided to protect the liberty of the five activists.</p> <p>The apex court had also said that it may order an SIT probe if it found that the evidence has been "cooked up".</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/house-arrests">house arrests</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/activists-0">activists</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/bhim-koregaon-violence">bhim-koregaon violence</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/supreme-court-0">supreme court</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-en-news-source field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">News source:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/english-news-sources/pti">PTI</a></div></div></div> Sat, 28 Sep 2019 04:29:46 +0000 neeta 327437 at https://www.udayavani.com https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/327437/state-vs-activists-supreme-court-decide-today-house-arrest#comments US reviewing India's development of Chabahar port, says official https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/international/324156/us-reviewing-indias-development-chabahar-port-says-official <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="https://www.udayavani.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_new_image/public/images/english_articles/2018/09/13/untitled-2_0.jpg?itok=TA4bodGk" width="630" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Washington</strong>: The Trump administration, which is determined to impose fresh set of sanctions on Iran and countries and entities engaged in business with Tehran, is currently reviewing India's development of the strategically important Chabahar port in the Islamic Republic, a senior government official has said. </p> <p>The Chabahar port is being considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries besides ramping up trade among the three countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi. </p> <p>"We are reviewing (Chabahar project) in the context, in particular of Afghanistan, and in the spirit that the idea of our sanctions are not to punish partners or to imperil partners, but to bring a price tag for Iran's malign behaviour," Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, told a Washington audience. </p> <p>"As we review the issue of Chabahar, it'll be in the context of what it provides for the stabilisation of Afghanistan or for the kind of regional connectivity that serves other interests as well. But it's an ongoing process of review," Wells said in response to a question at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a top American think-tank. </p> <p>Last month, President Donald Trump issued a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran, following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country. </p> <p>During the recently held 2+2 Dialogue, Wells said the US emphasised the administration's resolve to impose sanctions on Iran and voiced its expectation that its partners will work to reduce oil imports from the oil-rich Islamic Republic to zero. Wells said the Trump administration is very focused on bringing Iranian oil exports down to zero by November. As such, the US officials have had a detailed conversation both with the Indian private sector and the Indian counterparts to discuss what this means and what steps the US is taking to ensure the adequate supply. </p> <p>"Obviously, India is quite sensitive to price fluctuations," she said, acknowledging that particularly in an election year, this is a very important issue. </p> <p>"We've already seen a reduction underway over the last month. There's been a substantial reduction (in India's purchase of oil from Iran). I think the private sector responds to a risk and concern over consequences. So I think that's going to be there. You're going to see a clear response from the private sector in that regard and will continue our conversations with the government of India," she said. </p> <p>David F Helvey, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, said that the Trump administration is committed to implementing all provisions of Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which imposes sanctions on countries and entities making major arms deal with Russia. A recent amendment has the provision of a presidential waiver in some cases. </p> <p>"We are working with our partners, including India, and talking to them about ways to encourage them to avoid potentially, sanctionable acquisitions or activities. So those conversations are ongoing," he said, noting that he can't really get into details or the specifics of what those conversations are. </p> <p>"With respect to the waiver provision in National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA)…fundamentally though this is a provision that allows the president to make these determinations. I'm not going to get ahead of the president how he may or may not exercise that authority," he said. </p> <p>"But I do think it's just important to know that the purpose of the sanctions is not to punish our allies or our partners or damage their military capabilities. (The purpose) is to impose costs and consequences on Russia for its behaviour. This is a complicated issue. We are having the conversation with India and all our partners. But I'm not gonna speculate on how, when, or where, or if, that waiver provision would be employed," Helvey said. </p> <p>Responding to a question, Helvey said the Trump administration recognises that there's a considerable amount of India's legacy force structures of Russian origin or other defense partners of India. </p> <p>"I'm part of the process of working with the Indians to make sure that we've got the right assurance and mechanisms in place to ensure that our defence technology, which is hard to come by and based on investment of considerable resources to develop the type of technology that we have, that we want to put in the field with our forces, our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, to make sure that they have the best equipment," he said. </p> <p>"We're willing to share that with our partners and we just have to make sure that we have the right types of assurances with that. So when you have agreements, whether it's COMCASA (Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement) or others, that allow us to have that confidence that gives us the space to be able to move forward and look at where we can do," he said. </p> <p>The two countries are looking at co-development and co-production in the defence technology and trade initiative or even just looking at ways to have the right type of interoperability and that's what the COMCASA agreement allows.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/chabahar-port">Chabahar port</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/iran-oil-imports">iran oil imports</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/alice-wells">alice wells</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-en-news-source field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">News source:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/english-news-sources/pti">PTI</a></div></div></div> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:46:45 +0000 neeta 324156 at https://www.udayavani.com https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/international/324156/us-reviewing-indias-development-chabahar-port-says-official#comments BJP eyeing 50 plus seats in assembly polls to form govt in J-K https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/332705/bjp-eyeing-50-plus-seats-assembly-polls-form-govt-j-k <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="https://www.udayavani.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_new_image/public/images/english_articles/2018/10/21/bjpt.jpg?itok=sv-VvtSi" width="630" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Jammu</strong>: Buoyed by the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) election results in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP said Sunday it is hopeful to win over 50 assembly seats in the next elections and form a government on its own in the state.</p> <p>The BJP swept the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) elections and made some advances in Kashmir, by winning 100 wards in the Valley, in the four-phased ULB elections in the state that were marred by boycott by the NC and PDP.</p> <p>BJP state president Ravinder Raina said Sunday the party is hopeful of achieving the magic figure of 50 plus in the next assembly elections to form its own government in Jammu and Kashmir.</p> <p>He said a two-member team of senior leaders is visiting Ladakh Monday to look into the reasons for the poor performance of the party in the region and take appropriate steps for "course correction" to win the electorate of the region.</p> <p>"The BJP got thumping majority in Jammu and the graph of the party is increasing in Kashmir where we were not getting a worker to lift the party flag sometime back. The performance in Kashmir is a big achievement for us as the party won 106 municipal wards there.</p> <p>"We have full faith the party will sweep the upcoming parliamentary elections... In the last assembly elections, our mission was 44 plus seats but next time when the assembly elections will be held, we will achieve our mission of 50 plus seats (out of a total of 87 seats up for grabs) and will form the government on our own and the chief minister will be from our party," the BJP leader told reporters here.</p> <p>Asked whether the chief minister will be from Jammu or Kashmir in case the BJP achieves its target, Raina said he will be from the BJP and "the one you would like to have".</p> <p>He also lauded the security forces for back-to-back success against terrorists and said like prime minister's slogan of "Congress-free India," the mission of "terrorism-free Jammu and Kashmir" would be achieved to usher peace, prosperity and development in the state.</p> <p>He said the people of Kashmir have "shown mirror" to the terrorists and separatists and the mainstream parties which boycotted the elections.</p> <p>"They will repeat their faith in the democratic exercise during the panchayat elections (scheduled to be held in nine phases in November-December). Though the panchayat elections are being held on non-party basis, it is meant for strengthening grass-root level institutions to empower people," he said.</p> <p>Raina said the successful conclusion of the ULB elections was the victory of democracy and the nation.</p> <p>"Those who wanted to sabotage the polls miserably failed in their nefarious design and people chose democracy, peace and development and their vote was for Prime minister Narendra Modi's vision of new India. The people voted for India.</p> <p>He said besides the JMC where the party won 43 seats out of the total 75, the BJP enjoys majority in 25 committees in Jammu region and eight in Kashmir valley.</p> <p>"The BJP is also in the position of kingmaker as far as the selection of mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation is concerned," Raina claimed.</p> <p>He said the BJP faced resistance from its own rebels instead of candidates from the Congress or other parties.</p> <p>"Eight Independents who have registered their victory in the JMC have returned to the party fold taking the number of our seats to over 50, " Raina said.</p> <p>He claimed the support of many Independents across the state.</p> <p>On the latest anti-terrorist operation in Kulgam district of south Kashmir where three ultras were killed, he said, "Our message is clear that one who picks up the gun against the country and conspires against the nation and indulge in bloodshed will not be spared." </p> <p>The brave security personnel will wipe out terrorists and make the state an abode of peace and brotherhood, he added.</p> <p>On a question that the BJP suffered losses in Kathua district where people held rallies in support of the demand for a CBI probe into the rape and murder of a minor girl early this year when the party and the PDP were running the state in coalition, Raina said the party got majority in the council and is also forming the other municipal committees in the district.</p> <p>On the failure of the BJP to open its account in the two municipal committees of Leh and Kargil in Ladakh region, the BJP leader said, "We did not have the results as per our expectations there".</p> <p>"Two senior leaders will be deputed to Leh tomorrow to look into the poor performance of the party. They will look into the reason and if there will be a need, course correction will be done," he said.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/bjp-0">bjp</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/jk-polls">J&amp;K polls</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/jmc-election">JMC election</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-en-news-source field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">News source:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/english-news-sources/pti">PTI</a></div></div></div> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:59:55 +0000 neeta 332705 at https://www.udayavani.com https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/332705/bjp-eyeing-50-plus-seats-assembly-polls-form-govt-j-k#comments Sabarimala: Activist Rehana expelled from Muslim community https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/332695/sabarimala-activist-rehana-expelled-muslim-community <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="https://www.udayavani.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_new_image/public/images/english_articles/2018/10/21/rehana.jpg?itok=fSKXdg_T" width="630" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Kochi</strong>: Activist Rehana Fathima, who had made an attempt to enter Sabarimala temple, has been expelled from the Muslim community for "hurting the sentiments of lakhs of Hindu devotees", the Kerala Muslim Jama'ath Council said.</p> <p>Initiating action against Rehana, Kerala Muslim Jama'ath Council president A Poonkunju said in a press statement Saturday that she had been expelled from the community.</p> <p>He said the Council has also directed the Ernakulam Central Muslim Jama'ath to expel her and her family from the membership of Mahallu.</p> <p>"Her act hurt lakhs of Hindu devotees," the statement said.</p> <p>Her act was also against the rituals of Hindu community, it said.</p> <p>Pookunju said Rehana, who had participated in 'Kiss of Love' agitation and acted nude in a film, "has no right to use a Muslim name".</p> <p>The activist's house was allegedly vandalised by unidentified persons while she was away trying to climb the holy hills on Friday.</p> <p>She made a failed attempt to reach the temple with heavy police protection.</p> <p>The attackers reached Rehana's house in Panambilly Nagar here while she was climbing the hills.</p> <p>Rehana, a model and activist who was part of the 'Kiss of Love' movement in Kochi in 2014 against alleged moral policing, was among the two women who had reached the hilltop, but had to return before reaching the sanctum sanctorum following massive protests by Ayyappa devotees.</p> <p>Rehana and Hyderabad-based journalist Kavitha were taken to the hills with heavy police protection.</p> <p>A mother of two and employee of the BSNL, the activist had kicked up a row last year by posing for topless photos with watermelons in protest against a Kozhikode-based college professor's statement comparing women's breasts to watermelons.</p> <p>Meanwhile, a case has been registered by police in Pathanamthitta against the activist for hurting religious sentiments.</p> <p>The case was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by one Radhakrishna Menon.</p> <p>On September 28, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by then chief justice Dipak Misra had lifted the centuries-old ban on the entry of women of menstrual age into the shrine, but a section of devotees is protesting the decision.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/ctivist-rehana-fathima">ctivist Rehana Fathima</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/sabarimala">Sabarimala</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/expelled">expelled</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/muslim-community">Muslim community</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-en-news-source field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">News source:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/english-news-sources/pti">PTI</a></div></div></div> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:19:42 +0000 neeta 332695 at https://www.udayavani.com https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/332695/sabarimala-activist-rehana-expelled-muslim-community#comments One killed as under-construction building collapses https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/332694/one-killed-under-construction-building-collapses <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="https://www.udayavani.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_new_image/public/images/english_articles/2018/10/21/building-collapses.jpg?itok=a_T1JAp4" width="630" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Jammu</strong>: A 19-year-old labourer died when an under-construction building collapsed in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Sunday. </p> <p>In the accident, four other labourers and the building owner were injured, who were being treated at a hospital, they added. </p> <p>The under-construction building collapsed late Saturday evening at Barta village, about 25 km from Udhampur town, when a group of labourers were busy at work, they said. </p> <p>He said Tanveer Ahmad, a labourer from Ramban district, got trapped under the debris, while four of his colleagues - Mushtaq Ahmad, his son Shafiq, Yasin (all residents of Ramban) and Lal Chand of Doda - were injured along with the owner of the building Yash Pal of Barta. </p> <p>Rescue works were taken up immediately, and the body of the deceased was recovered, which was later handed over to his kin after completion of legal and medical formalities, an official said.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/jammu-and-kashmir-0">Jammu and Kashmir</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/building-collapses">building collapses</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-en-news-source field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">News source:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/english-news-sources/pti">PTI</a></div></div></div> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:19:30 +0000 shreya 332694 at https://www.udayavani.com https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/332694/one-killed-under-construction-building-collapses#comments Deepika-Ranveer to get married in November https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/entertainment/332691/deepika-ranveer-get-married-november <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="https://www.udayavani.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_new_image/public/images/english_articles/2018/10/21/ranveer.jpg?itok=sBkHBITn" width="630" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Mumbai</strong>: Actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh Sunday announced that they are getting married in November.</p> <p>In a post shared on their respective social media accounts, the couple revealed that the wedding celebrations will take on November 14 and 15.</p> <p>"With the blessings of our families, it gives us immense joy in sharing that are wedding is set to take place on the 14th and 15th of November 2018.</p> <p>"We thank you for all the love you have showered upon us over the years and seek your blessings as we embark on this incredible journey of love, loyalty, friendship and togetherness. Lots of love, Deepika and Ranveer," the post.</p> <p>Deepika, 32, and Ranveer, 33, made the announcement in traditional wedding card format in both Hindi and English. They did not reveal the wedding venue in the post.</p> <p>Reports of the couple tying the knot have been doing the rounds since early this year.</p> <p>While rumour mills were abuzz that the actors will be getting married in November this year, the couple chose to stay mum.</p> <p>Deepika and Ranveer first worked together in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Ram-Leela". They have since starred in Bhansali's "Bajirao Mastani" and this year's first blockbuster "Padmaavat".</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/deepika-padukone-0">Deepika Padukone</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/ranveer">Ranveer</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/marriage">marriage</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-en-news-source field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">News source:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/english-news-sources/pti">PTI</a></div></div></div> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:15:18 +0000 neeta 332691 at https://www.udayavani.com https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/entertainment/332691/deepika-ranveer-get-married-november#comments Make socio-economic profiles of victims: Punjab CM to Amritsar admin https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/332685/make-socio-economic-profiles-victims-punjab-cm-amritsar-admin <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="https://www.udayavani.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_new_image/public/images/english_articles/2018/10/21/amarinder-singh-pti.jpg?itok=ybAFBNAw" width="630" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Chandigarh</strong>: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Sunday directed the Amritsar administration to make detailed socio-economic profiles of victims of the train accident which claimed 59 lives. </p> <p>At least 59 people were killed and 72 injured Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train near Joda Phatak in Amritsar. </p> <p>The chief minister, who met some of the survivors in the hospital Saturday, was particularly moved by tales of two young women who lost their entire family including children and husbands, and in one case even her in-laws, an official release said.</p> <p>Anguished at the plight of such survivors, Singh told Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar that the government needed to do more than just giving Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia, especially in cases where victims were poor. </p> <p>The senior Congress leader announced that a proper system would be worked out to ensure that such survivors were rehabilitated by the state at the earliest. </p> <p>On Sunday, while reviewing the situation in the aftermath of the train tragedy, the Punjab chief minister directed the district officials to prepare detailed socio-economic profiles of the victims. </p> <p>He also directed that ration, clothing, medicines etc be provided to the families of the victims as most were from the economically weaker sections of the society. </p> <p>Singh reviewed the relief and rehabilitation work with the Crisis Management Group of ministers headed by state Health Minister Brahm Mohindra, and directed them to take immediate steps for early disbursement of the compensation.</p> <p>All steps should be taken for the effective rehabilitation of the survivors and families of the victims, he added.  The Crisis Management Group was set up by the state government on Friday, immediately after the disaster struck.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/chandigarh">Chandigarh</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/amarinder-singh">Amarinder Singh</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/amritsar">Amritsar</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/socio-economic-profiles">socio-economic profiles</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-en-news-source field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">News source:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/english-news-sources/pti">PTI</a></div></div></div> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:17:09 +0000 shreya 332685 at https://www.udayavani.com https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/332685/make-socio-economic-profiles-victims-punjab-cm-amritsar-admin#comments Veteran DMK leader Anbazhagan hospitalised https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/332681/veteran-dmk-leader-anbazhagan-hospitalised <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="https://www.udayavani.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_new_image/public/images/english_articles/2018/10/21/k-anbazhagan.jpg?itok=UG9IUmP1" width="630" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Chennai</strong>: Veteran DMK leader K Anbazhagan was admitted to a corporate hospital here late Saturday night due to "high fever." </p> <p>"He has been admitted to hospital due to high fever.</p> <p>Doctors treating him said he is recovering well," DMK president M K Stalin, who paid a visit to the hospital Sunday said.</p> <p>Anbazhagan is likely to be discharged in one or two days, he said adding party workers were requested not to visit him.</p> <p>Known as 'Perasiriyar' (professor) in the DMK circles, the 95-year old leader had served Tamil Nadu as Finance Minister.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/chennai-0">Chennai</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/dmk">DMK</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/k-anbazhagan">K Anbazhagan</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-en-news-source field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">News source:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/english-news-sources/pti">PTI</a></div></div></div> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:02:38 +0000 shreya 332681 at https://www.udayavani.com https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/national/332681/veteran-dmk-leader-anbazhagan-hospitalised#comments Harassment stories anger me: Raveena Tandon on #MeToo https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/entertainment/332678/harassment-stories-anger-me-raveena-tandon-metoo <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="https://www.udayavani.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_new_image/public/images/english_articles/2018/10/21/raveena-tandon3.jpg?itok=AQT7elby" width="630" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Mumbai:</strong> Supporting India's #MeToo movement, Raveena Tandon says even though she has not been a victim of sexual harassment, the countless stories of ill-treatment of women anger her. </p> <p>The 43-year-old actor said she has been through "professional harassment" in the film industry and hence understands the trauma. "I was never sexually harassed as I was not the one to just take it. I would give it back. But I can imagine the trauma that the young girls go through. It is so sad and disheartening to hear these stories. It angers me. </p> <p>"I have been through professional harassment. I did lose out on couple of films. There were few women journalists, who would tarnish our reputation in their magazines or newspapers. Like, from being called a liar to delusional liar, etc. They helped the heroes," Raveena told PTI. Talking about her harassment experience, the actor said it was a disturbing phase as her reputation was maligned.  "They work in tandem to ruin an actress's life," she added, without taking any names.</p> <p>In a cryptic tweet, recently, Raveena had said, "What defines harassment in a workplace? The fact that many industry wives and girlfriends are silent observers or instigators, when actor husbands destroy the careers of actresses after the chase and flirtation is over or have them replaced with other potential targets." </p> <p>When asked about the same, the National Award-winning actor, said, "Sometimes it is women also who are complacent because of insecurity or professional jealousy and have got other actresses removed from a project using their hero boyfriend or husband. And this is not fair. </p> <p>"It might not be sexual harassment but it is professional harassment. The clauses in the contracts need to be strong. If certain people have problem working with the actress then they should step away. Why ruin the girl's career?"  Raveena said in the past, whenever female actors opened up about the issues they faced on a film's set, they were branded "trouble makers". </p> <p>"...There used to be an entire camp that used to work against the women including the entertainment media, the editors used to be hand-in-glove with the hero or director or producer. They (media) were either offered a lot more money or a bigger cover.  "Women would have the entire system working against them. This happens not just in the film industry but other professions as well," she said. </p> <p>Raveena said she is happy that women are finally being heard and is hopeful that the moment will bring the much-needed change in gender dynamics. "We lost the opportunity. And it feels good that today women are getting support from everyone. It is a movement here to stay and I see it making a positive change in the workplace environment. </p> <p>"Earlier there used to be an entire nexus, the producers guild and others would be scared to take action against the hero. Today action is being taken in the open." Last week, Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) said, they will be setting up an advisory committee to deal with sexual harassment in the industry, which will have actors Swara Bhasker and Raveena among others as members. Raveena's advice to women, is to take the legal action, besides approaching the film bodies and associations.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/mumbai-0">mumbai</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/raveena-tandon">Raveena Tandon</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/metoo-0">MeToo</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-en-news-source field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">News source:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/english-news-sources/pti">PTI</a></div></div></div> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 09:48:00 +0000 shreya 332678 at https://www.udayavani.com https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/entertainment/332678/harassment-stories-anger-me-raveena-tandon-metoo#comments India win toss, elect to bowl https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/sports/332677/india-win-toss-elect-bowl <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="https://www.udayavani.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_new_image/public/images/english_articles/2018/10/21/india.jpg?itok=onQo-dF8" width="630" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Guwahati</strong>: India elected to bowl after winning the toss against West Indies in the first ODI here on Sunday.</p> <p>Rishabh Pant is making his ODI debut while Kuldeep Yadav was out of the playing XI which had rookie pacer Khaleel Ahmed.</p> <p>For West Indies, Oshane Thomas and Chanderpaul Hemraj will be making their debuts.</p> <p>Teams </p> <p>India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed </p> <p>West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Kieran Powell, Chanderpaul Hemraj,</p> <p>Shai Hope (Wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmeyer, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/guwahati">Guwahati</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/india-0">india</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/west-indies">west indies</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/odi-0">ODI</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-en-news-source field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">News source:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/english-news-sources/pti">PTI</a></div></div></div> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 09:27:37 +0000 shreya 332677 at https://www.udayavani.com https://www.udayavani.com/english/news/sports/332677/india-win-toss-elect-bowl#comments