German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautiously described the cease-fire that takes effect early Sunday deal as “a glimmer of hope.
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London?London: A Pakistani-origin shopkeeper in the500 people have donated on the GoFundMe page,which was created on Good Friday by some of his customers toraise money for his family the report said PTI Nairobi:The US military in Africa said on Wednesday that it has sent 40 additional soldiers to South Sudan’s capital Juba to help secure American personnel and facilities in the war-torn city while South Sudanese trying to flee the country by road reported attacks killings and robberies by armed men Amid a tense ceasefire which has held since Monday night the US troops deployed at the request of the State Department said Africom spokeswoman Cpt Jennifer Dyrcz In five days of fighting in the capital President Salva Kiir’s forces ousted those loyal to First Vice-President Riek Machar the former rebel leader in the country’s recent civil war from one of their bases The fighting left hundreds dead in the capital and aid workers said bodies remained in the streets The fighting left hundreds dead in the capital and aid workers said bodies remained in the streets Representational Image Reuters The US Embassy in Juba said it was organising flights to evacuate non-essential staff and for all US citizens wishing to leave South Sudan Commercial flights to Juba remained cancelled though charter flights were evacuating hundreds of aid workers and other foreign citizens Italy’s foreign ministry said air force aircraft landed Wednesday in Juba to evacuate 30 Italians who decided to leave Germany’s foreign ministry said its air force was evacuating German European and other foreign citizens The UN said 36000 South Sudanese civilians have fled their homes due to the fighting Some tried to reach neighboring Uganda by road but an Associated Press reporter spoke to people who had been wounded in attacks by armed men as they tried to flee Many cars had been shot at or burned Government forces had erected roadblocks to demand money from those fleeing Some people were sent back to Juba The UN refugee agency has expressed concern about the South Sudan-Uganda crossing "where security is tightened on the South Sudan side" and it called on all armed parties to allow safe passage In Juba others took shelter in churches UN bases and aid workers’ compounds but there were reports of government soldiers blocking aid workers from moving to areas where civilians need assistance "There is hardly any food in the market and people are starving As a result they are turning to coping mechanisms like looting to survive" said Jeremiah Young policy adviser for World Vision Relief workers should be given freedom of movement said the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan Eugene Owusu "We urgently call on all concerned to guarantee safe and unhindered access for humanitarian organizations to ensure that we are able to reach all people in need including in locations hardest-hit by the fighting" he said Meanwhile fighting continued to spread to other parts of South Sudan Shantal Persaud the spokeswoman for the UN mission there said it had received a report of small-arms fire in Leer town in Unity state Wednesday morning The town is Machar’s birthplace By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Published: August 1 2017 1:41 am Sachin Tendulkar felicitated Purandare who is a recipient ofthe prestigious ‘Maharashtra Bhushan’ award (Source: PTI) Related News Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar felicitated eminent historian Balwant Moreshwar who is fondly known as Babasaheb Purandare for his extensive work on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Speaking about Purandare’s contribution on his 95th birthday the former Indian cricketer said it was dueto Babasaheb’s contribution that he was able to get to know so much about Maharaj during his childhood Tendulkar felicitated Purandare who is a recipient ofthe prestigious ‘Maharashtra Bhushan’ award at a programme organised by Swargandhar and Jeevan Gani in suburban Vile Parle “Duringchildhood when I was (staying) in Sahitya Sahawas (my) father used to sit in the hall with his friends…while chatting and having tea many names came on my ears Since I was young I did not take interest and was not a part of those conversations” said Tendulkar “At that time in many names and discussions I first heard the name of Babasaheb but I did not exactly know what Babasaheb did and why my father used to discuss him why he spoke highly of him” he added The 95-year old is known for his various works including books and theatre drama ‘Janata Raja’ Sharing his experience from his schooling days Tendulkar said that it was not easy to bring such awareness about the history of Chhatrapati Shivaji and it does not happen so easily “But when I grew up I realised that to bring suchawareness about the history of Chhatrapati Shivaji of course we learn in school some things we know some we don’t The things which we don’t (know) to bring them to the forefront it does not happen so easily” he said “It has come to my knowledge that Babasaheb visited300 forts and spent time with those who guarded the forts To bring the information (to the people) about what their ancestors did after staying with Maharaj (Shivaji) this needs dedication and commitment” he said MNS chief Raj Thackeray Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar were among the others also present on the occasion The 44-year old right-handed batsman heaped praises for the historian and said “What can I say about Babasaheb I am young But while doing this he (Purandare) never thought he could spend his time elsewhere He brought the thoughts of Maharaj (Shivaji) to us and he is still trying to do that” Tendulkar concluded For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: April 1 2017 10:39 am Kavan movie review Top News Kavan movie cast: Vijay Sethupathi Madonna Sebastian T Rajender Akashdeep Saigal Kavan movie director: KV Anand Kavan movie rating: 3 Kavan is the second instalment in director KV Anand’s journalism series With actor Vijay Sethupathi and Madonna Sebastian the director has delivered an engaging film based on the TRP-driven media practices Unlike his 2001 film KO Anand doesn’t make this film a fight of good media against the corrupt system Instead it is a fight between independent journalism and corporate journalism The first half of the film rides on the making of TRP-driven shows how facts are bent and altered by a section of media to cater to a few individuals and the circus that unfolds behind the screens while making television reality shows Thilak (Vijay Sethupathi) an unsuccessful documentary filmmaker lands a job at a cash-rich television channel Zen TV run by the corrupt media mogul played by actor Akashdeep Saigal He also runs into his ex-girlfriend Anjali (Madonna Sebastian) who is also employed at the company Everything seems to be falling in place for Thilak but he is gradually forced to make some serious ethical compromises to keep his job Being an idealist he finds it difficult to play the ball of the corporate-driven journalism Eventually a rebel faction of Zen TV led by Thilak goes against the will of their boss and get blacklisted from the media The team finally finds a ray of hope in a failing channel run by Mayilvaaganam (T Rajender) Thilak and team join forces with Mayilvaaganam and use his channel to bring down a powerful influential and a corrupt media organisation While many sequences in the film ring a bell director Anand has also takes cinematic liberties to show media indulging in corrupt practices and how can it manufacture news and thus influence public perception of anything under the sun While Vijay Sethupathi is very unconvincing as a media student he beats everyone with his natural performance as an ideal journalist Madonna is very convincing as a student and television producer torn between right and wrong T Rajender has let his hair down like always while delivering gabs in his trademark style and it is fun to watch him onscreen Pandiarajan plays the role of a good but prudent news editor who in the beginning shows no qualms in following questionable media practices Bose Venkat as a corrupt politician has delivered a surprising performance The rest of the cast including Vikranth and Jagan have played their parts to best of their abilities and have managed to contribute to the progress of the film A special shout-out to a good script penned by Subha Kabilan Vairamuthu along with Anand The director has also not forcibly injected songs into the script to follow the standard rules of a commercial film The music is used smartly This is not the first time that we have seen a film based on the struggle between good people and bad people in the media business but Anand has handled the subject with maturity and has not resorted to unabashed media bashing Kavan also has a handful of flaws for instance one of the key characters gets shot in the gut and still manages to breathe and move around from dawn to dusk defying the logic of medical science But we can afford to overlook such follies for the entertainment it provides for over two-and-a-half hours For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsThe President has just signed the ordinance and so the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is not going to be held this year after all As we postpone the debate by one year – on the merits and demerits of NEET vs CETs or whether NEET is the panacea for improving medical education there is a more fundamental problem that we need to grapple with Much of the debate about NEET centred around the fact that it would be held as per the NCERT syllabus followed by the CBSE board and would thus give an unfair advantage to CBSE students over Maharashtra and other state board students The results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are out The CBSE class XII topper this year scored a whopping 9940 percent And that is not the highest ever – a Delhi boy scored a jaw-dropping 9960 percent in 2014 Forget about the Maharashtra board students (who in their own board are known to score no less than the high nineties) just about anybody would be scared stiff if they were to compete in an entrance test against these seemingly flawless students But life in professional courses is not easy even for these geniuses There is a huge gulf between the board exams and the entrance tests on the one hand and curricula of the professional courses on the other Representational image AFP Students have traditionally achieved near-perfect grades in subjects like mathematics physics or chemistry But now even languages are throwing up perfect or near-perfect scholars The dictum in earlier times was that even a Shakespeare would not be able to score a perfect hundred in English But now we have a Shakespeare in almost every school Schools and more than schools the more popular coaching classes focus only on ‘cracking’ examinations They have no interest in imparting knowledge or promoting wisdom There is hardly any emphasis on comprehending concepts and developing original thinking Lateral thinking which is the bedrock of creativity and innovation is conspicuously absent from our education system And no amount of learning can dispel ignorance unless it is associated with the right dose of lateral thinking As a result when such superlative students join professional courses where studies are mostly concept-based many of them fall flat on their face Their rote learning does not serve them well anymore; and their examinations that were just the test of their memory once are now diametrically opposite One such champion student who had just enjoyed intense media glare and was declared a ‘super student’ joined a prominent medical school in Mumbai The first six months were maniacal for her Those around her – family friends etc – made her believe that she was some super-being The problems started with the first semester examination Cramming was obviously not helping her much Tests were designed to evaluate grasping of concepts rather than testing her memory She managed to clear her first year somehow but started showing signs of depression once she entered second year She started skipping her lectures practicals and clinical postings She became mortally fearful of tests and examinations and started avoiding them By the time she dragged herself to the final year she was a complete wreck She failed her final MBBS examination thrice and subsequently committed suicide A precious talent and more than that a precious life was lost due to fault lines in our education system Many professional students are known to suffer from some degree of depression different personality disorders and multiple psycho-somatic issues School students as young as fourteen and fifteen are known to suffer from stress induced peptic ulcers The story of Kota coaching hub of IIT and medical entrance is worse Kota in a way typifies the paradigm shift from all-round schooling to the limited world of coaching that has only one aim ie to ‘crack’ the examinations This district city of Rajasthan has seen 30 suicides of ‘bonded’ students in last one year Almost 15 lakh budding students flock here every year from all over the country paying as much as a lakh in annual fees Many of them start burning out just a few months into the training as nearly 18 hours of studies coupled with a lurking sense of inadequacy due to unnerving competitive atmosphere takes its toll Family expectations and their own self-esteem prevent them from giving up; and in the process leave them physically and emotionally exhausted The story is not any different for other streams such as Accountancy Commerce Architecture Law etc Education is not the name of a degree or a certificate Any system that perpetuates such an idea can only produce slaves for job market not original thinkers researchers or innovators As it is the world is full of educated derelicts let us not add more to that number So when the whole country goes into a tizzy on whether it should be NEET or CET and the government of the day is forced to jump in with an ordinance to cool tempers you know that we have not even begun to understand the problem The author is Consulting Surgeon Mumbai World No. She had married an already married male constable posted at the Thane GRP and had been living in Titwala with him and his first wife. and the garage run by Savio (Arjun Kapoor) which houses a run-down car. 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He said he was distressed to read Rajendra Prasad’s letter and said it seemed that he (Prasad) had misjudged him and even Patel. therefore, (Source: Twitter) Top News India’s limited overs skipper MS Dhoni gifted an autographed bat to his former IPL teammate and Zimbabwe’s head coach Makhaya Ntini.India is touring Zimbabwe for a three-match series of ODIs and T20Is apiece India have already clinched the ODI series after they won the first two matches in Harare The third and last ODI match will be held on the same venue where India willbe looking to completeanother whitewash @ZimCricketv coach @MakhayaNtini gets autographed bat from #TeamIndia skipper @msdhoni #ZIMvIND pictwittercom/0Li1ACxy1l — BCCI (@BCCI) 13 June 2016 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Megha Sood | Mumbai | Published: March 24 2015 12:49 am Related News Sakshi Yerunkar (14) has been selected for the international Rocball tournament to be held in Switzerland in June Rocball is a variant of volleyball A student of Chincholi village in Raigad dictrict Sakshi had been playing Rocball from the time she was 10 years old Being good at the game it did not take Sakshi long to reach the state-level competition held in 2014-15 in Mumbai Her trainer and coach Constable Subhash Pawar has been distributing laddoos to people walking into Malad police station to celebrate the achievement of his niece Share This Article Related Article Sakshi credits her selection to her uncle “Self-discipline and love for sports has been engraved in me by my uncle” “Pawar has worked hard not just for the police department but has also dedicated his free time to his niece” said Milind Khatle senior police inspector of Malad police station lauding the constable Sakshi’s father Sachin who works in a private company in Kolad and her mother a home maker can hardly wait for June “She is a bright student and has equal interest in sports We have always tried to encourage Sakshi and with the help of my brother-in-law we have been able to see her reach the international level” said Sachin Pawar who cannot hide his enthusiasm and pride for his niece has been co-ordinating and making all arrangements for her travel “I am proud that my niece is going to represent our country” [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: June 26 2014 12:58 pm ‘We never choose but are chosen by creative people including directors and producers’ Related News Actress Rani Mukerji would love to be a part of women-oriented movies but feels actors are like beggars as they can’t choose much Rani Mukerji who is known for portraying strong roles in her films is now playing a police officer in upcoming ‘Mardaani’ Also Read: Rani Mukerji not keen to change surname to Chopra “It is great that female-oriented films are doing well I wish more such films come up and work at the box office so more producers are inspired to make such movies” Rani Mukerji told reporters at the trailer launch of ‘Mardaani’ “We actors are like beggars We never choose but are chosen by creative people including directors and producers I will take up the subjects that are interesting and powerful which is women-centric I will do it I hope there will be better roles” she said In pics: New cop on the block – Rani Mukerji launches ‘Mardaani’ trailer Recently actress Vidya Balan had said heroines usually don’t have much to do in films that centre around the Khan trio (Aamir Salman & Shah Rukh) However Rani does not agree with this “I love all the Khans Since the time I did my first films with them like ‘Ghulam’ (with Aamir) ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ (with Shah Rukh) and others my role in those films was good I don’t have any complaint They are amazing” she said Rani is quite excited about her next release ‘Mardaani’ and says the movie is close to her heart “This film is extremely close to us It is the way of awakening the spirit of ‘Mardaani’ At young age I got to know about Rani of Jhansi and how strong she was And strong doesn’t mean in terms of physicality but in spirit We women are descendants of Shakti Through this film we are talking about the inner strength of women so that no one takes undue advantage of them” she said “I am inspired by my mother She is a tigress From her I have learnt how to be in hold of my actions She is a very strong personality in the house We women from Kolkata are known to be strong My inspiration has been all the strong ladies from my family and lady police officers in real life I hope this film works” she added Rani says that during her research on this film she found that women inspectors contribute largely to the society and they are as good as male officers or even better She thinks one needs to change the perception towards women officers For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Updated: March 22 2015 1:15 pm “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks has debuted her brand new short hairdo on social media Related News “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks has debuted her brand new short hairdo on social media Banks 41 took to Instagram to share the new short hairstyle “It’s about time” she wrote alongside the picture Tyra Lynne Banks tweeted: Snip #NotTooShort pictwittercom/AsxkY5VTrv — Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) March 20 2015 Banks is known for changing her hairstyle quite often For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News 2014 11:17 am This would be Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh’s first film post their break up. Shine On!” The ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara’ maker has managed a difficult feat by bringing together the star cast where the ‘Gunday’ pair Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra will play siblings in the film about a imbalanced Punjabi family Though according to reports Zoya Akhtar initialy wanted real life cousins Ranbir and Kareena Kapoor This would also be Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh’s first film post their break up The film also stars Anil Kapoor and is slated to go on floors from May this year Accoring to reports Zoya Akhtar is also in talks with dancing diva Madhuri Dixit and actress Tabu to play a role opposite Anil Kapoor in the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi | Published: December 12 2017 3:48 am Top News Despite enjoying a surplus budget of hundreds of crores the cash-rich South Delhi Municipal Corporation is yet to fill vacancies in several departments With seven polyclinics three 40-bed hospitals and 14 dispensaries under its jurisdiction the SDMC’s medical department has only 15 specialist doctors out of a sanctioned strength of 85 The figures accessed by The Indian Express were provided by the SDMC in response to a query by leader of opposition Ramesh Matiala Moreover the corporation has just five eye specialists (of 13); seven specialist paediatricians (of 16); seven specialist gynaecologists (of 13) and 10 compounders (of 41) Citing these details Matiala has written to Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat stating that patients are not getting proper care as the civic body is understaffed “The number of cases of vector-borne diseases keep increasing in Delhi BJP talks about Swachh Bharat but how can we achieve it without filling vacant posts If the corporation thinks it can function without these posts then it’s better to do away with them Why have budget offices etc for these posts unnecessarily” he said Sehrawat said the corporation is in the process of assessing the staff shortage and will hire people on a contract basis soon “Matiala is making these allegations but he should also ask his own partymen — who have formed the government — why they have not conducted the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board exams so that permanent staff can be hired” The hospital management department is also short-staffed with 179 posts of domestic breeding checkers 114 field workers and 127 assistant malaria inspectors lying vacant For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Madrid | Updated: May 4 2016 10:47 am Rafael Nadal had four aces and no double faults winning the match in 78minutes (Source: Reuters) Related News Rafael Nadal easily defeated Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3 6-3 to reach the third round of the Madrid Masters on Tuesday while Andy Murray advanced after a hard-fought 7-6 3-6 6-1 win over 37-year-old Radek Stepanek Nadal broke Kuznetsov’s serve once in the first set and twice in the second to secure the win in his opening match at the clay-court tournament that he has won twice in the last three seasons The Spaniard had four aces and no double faults against the 39th-ranked Russian to win his 11th consecutive match this year in 1 hour 18 minutes Nadal will next face either American Sam Querrey or Frenchman Lucas Pouille who play their match on Wednesday Nadal hasn’t lost since his opening match at the Miami Open in March The former No 1 is coming off consecutive titles at the Monte Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open Another win in Madrid this week would allow Nadal to match his total number of titles from last year and boost his confidence even further heading into the French Open in three weeks Nadal last won at Roland Garros in 2014 After struggling last season the fifth-ranked Spaniard is off to a good start in 2016 and has been playing at a high level again He has reached at least the semifinals in six of the eight tournaments he has played this year with the early eliminations coming at the Australian Open and in Miami “I’m happy with the way I started the clay-court season” Nadal said “Today another victory so that’s great news I’m excited about this tournament” Nadal dominated on Tuesday by serving extremely well He needed only eight second serves the entire match and lost only five points on his first He hit 22 winners and had only nine unforced errors at the “Magic Box” center court in Madrid “My serve has been solid” Nadal said “I served well both in Monte Carlo and in Barcelona And it’s going to be vital to serve well here as well to have a good tournament” Nadal reached his 40th win at his home Masters He has won the tournament four times including in 2013 and 2014 but lost last year’s final to Murray The second-ranked Murray had to battle hard to get past former No 8 Stepanek who on Monday became the oldest player to win a match at a Masters 1000 tournament since Jimmy Connors in 1992 Murray was broken early in both sets but came back strongly in the third to close out the match and secure a spot in the next round He had 11 aces overall including four in the decisive set “He played very well it was not easy” Murray said “He was hitting the ball big up the lines There was nothing I could do” In other matches Tuesday former No 4 in the world Juan Martin del Potro –currently ranked 274th after a series on injuries –had an emotional 7-6 (5) 6-3 win over 14th-seeded Dominic Thiem Del Potro hit 10 aces to reach the second round against American Jack Sock who rallied to defeat Benoit Paire of France 2-6 6-2 7-6 (5) in nearly two hours “I have just played my best match since I came back to tennis after my surgeries” Del Potro said “I’ve had a great test against a very high-level player” Also 13th-seeded Gael Monfils cruised past Kevin Anderson 6-4 6-1 while15th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut beat qualifier Santiago Giraldo 6-3 7-5 and 10th-seeded Richard Gasquet of France defeated Spaniard wild card Fernando Verdasco 6-4 3-6 6-1 in nearly two hours In the women’s draw sixth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania routed Karin Knapp of Itay 6-1 6-1 while eighth-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro beat Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-3 6-2 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia lost the first nine games but recovered to defeat Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia 0-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the round of 16 Tenth-seeded Swiss Timea Bacsinszky beat Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-4 5-7 6-4 while Samantha Stosur earned a place in the third round after 11th-seeded Lucie Safarova withdrew because of a stomach virus For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | London | Published: September 30 2013 10:47 am Related News Fashion Designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua has replaced Marco Zanini as the new creative director of the French fashion house Rochas The designer is set to present his first collection for Rochas in Paris in February 2014reported Vogue “I’m excited about this collaboration Rochas is synonymous with French sophistication and a couture spiritand as a designer I could not ask for anything more inspiring” Dell’Acqua said “Working for a maison with such a historical heritage is a rare opportunity and I feel grateful it was given to me” he added According to the fashion houseZanini is making a departure as a result of a “mutual decision” “I am grateful to P&G and GIBO for having entrusted me with the creative direction of Rochas” Zanini said “As an iconic French maisonRochas has been an endless source of inspiration for me I learned a lot over the past five years and I feel fortunate to have been part of such a wonderful adventure” he added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News while granting bail.” Arshad is currently awaiting the release of “Irada”. 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German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautiously described the cease-fire that takes effect early Sunday deal as “a glimmer of hope.