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DTEK,s son, both countries are locked in savage skirmishes that threaten to unleash a fresh storm over the Himalayas. preceded by savage attacks on Indian troops and counter-attacks across the Line of Control (LoC), saying that his company allegedly exported subsidised fertiliser that was meant for domestic consumption.Attacking the Congress over the issue senior BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the opposition party is “synonymous with corruption” He alleged that the Congress violated all laws and regulations during its ten-year rule Citing a media report Javadekar said that muriate of potash a fertiliser imported by the country for farmers was exported by the firm of Gehlot’s brother Agrasain Gehlot during the UPA rule after claiming subsidy from the Centre on it “This is a clear case of theft of subsidy and all this happened between 2007 to 2009 when Congress-led UPA was in power at the Centre and during the period Gehlot had also assumed charge as the Rajasthan chief minister” Javadekar told reporters here He alleged that the cheaper rate at which the fertiliser was exported raises doubts that it could be a case of “money laundering” Javadekar said that this “fertiliser scam” case came into limelight after custom officials caught its consignment as the potash is meant for domestic consumption and its export is restricted “On one side Congress and its leaders talk about farmers and their issues but the relatives of their party’s Gujarat incharge is stealing the farmer’s subsidy” he said and asked whether the Congress’s top leadership will take action against those who had “stolen the farmer’s rights” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: July 12 2014 3:21 am Rabindranath Tagore in Berlin in 1931 an image from the German Federal Archive Related News Book: Age of Entanglement German and Indian Intellectuals Across Empire Author: Kris Manjapra Publisher: Harvard University Press Pages: 454 Price: Rs 3147 This magnificent history of intellectual exchange between India and Germany is valuable for many reasons It redresses an odd imbalance in thinking about the influences that shaped Indian intellectual life and institutions in the early 20th century As Manjapra demonstrates German intellectual life was not only a major source of influence across almost all the disciplines in modern India; it also provided a different context for Indian and European dialogue outside the context of Empire Just to pick a random example the great institution-builder Ashutosh Mukherjee it seems could not give a speech without referring to the Humbolditan idea of the university the inspiration for Calcutta University Of the seven founding members of University Science College the nucleus from which the modern Indian research university emerged almost all had obtained their PhDs in Germany This influence continued across every discipline: Indology economics physics psychoanalysis art history and sociology Manjapra does an extraordinary job of bringing to life the texture of these relationships The second reason for reading this book is its ability to capture the sheer density and variety of Indian intellectual life in the first half of the 20th century More than a history of Indian-German intellectual exchange it ends up being a textured history of academic production in India There are familiar stories of CV Raman and Meghnad Saha engaging their German counterparts; the influence of the then Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes on thinking about the organisational form of Indian science; there is Stella Kramrisch recreating new worlds in art history; there are the early German linguists redefining notions of language and philologists and archaeologists redefining ideas of antiquity But it is the lesser known stories that are deeply fascinating It is the early Indian engagement with psychoanalysis with the fascinating Girindrasekhar Bose analysing more than a thousand bhadralok patients before publishing his own book Swapna This chapter provides not just a fascinating glimpse into how psychoanalytic terms were translated but also provides insight into ways in which Indian philosophical motifs were deployed in psychoanalytic contexts But there is also the still fascinating debate in India over the German model of development The now underappreciated Radhakamal Mukherjee and the somewhat less savoury Benoy Kumar Sarkar debated the German model of development in terms that seem almost contemporaneous For Mukherjee the success of the German model rested on three pillars: local corporatism; “rurbanization” a term adapted from the Scottish sociologist Patrick Geddes in which the spatial spread of industry transcends the rural-urban divide as we understand it and small and medium manufacturing Sarkar saw in the same German model the success of a strong centralising state The third reason to look at the book is the German context for the reception of Indian ideas Here perhaps the book is a little less sure-footed in terms of what the encounter with India did for Germany There is a long history of German fascination with India oscillating between the Hegelian dismissal of India as “dream like” in the uncomplimentary sense of the word on the one hand and the Indophilia of German Orientalists like Max Mueller and Georg Buhler on the other But this book usefully reminds us that translation is not a linguistic act; it is also as much a matter of philosophical recreation Schopenhauer provided the philosophical matrix through which a lot of Indian thinking was translated But this book misses out on an opportunity to do more with this theme For example as Dieter Conrad had pointed out that central term of Max Weber’s oeuvre eigengesetzlichkeit broadly understood as the “lawful autonomy of spheres” was coined in the context of trying to find a translation for svadharma; this was an idea that then broadly carried over into Weber’s reading of modernity But the book could have done more on the philosophical interchange While Manjapra notes the young Aurobindo’s sympathies for German intellectual life it is also worth noting how important Nietzsche was as a phase in his philosophical thinking The one major omission in philosophical rumination is the neglect of Iqbal’s German encounter His history of metaphysics in Persia was written in Heidelberg and he spent a considerable part of his intellectual energy coming to terms with Nietzsche The fourth reason is the subtle account of the interplay between political and intellectual life The book is divided into two parts The first deals with the complex political contexts of the Indo-German encounter Manjapra tries to place the encounter in the context of a “post-Enlightenment” discourse in the late 19th century where three signifiers of Western universalism — Europe Enlightenment and empire — had come into question The idea of Europe was being reformulated in the crucible of a new power struggle; there was disenchantment with the emancipatory promises of Enlightenment and a search for new alternatives and an attempt to break with an imperial formation largely created by Britain German and Indian intellectual life found some common ground on this terrain But this is not an encounter with neat histories of periodisations While the post-Enlightenment quest may have shaped some part of this encounter the common ground of the positive sciences still remained strong As Manjapra notes German Marxism was of special interest to Indian radicals and despite occasional flirtations there was never a sense of Germany being an alternative to Britain geopolitically Certainly the German interest in India varied more with intellectual fashion and political exigency and had its darkest moments during Nazism where although Indians were objects of contempt Indology was often deployed for political purposes But this deeply researched well written erudite book is rich in the kind of telling detail that far transcends the interest of the central argument While the book has to skim over lots of material its treatment of individual texts and thinkers is always pithy and precise; its eye for institutional detail sets it apart from conventional intellectual histories It is an impressive achievement that once again reminds you of the complexities that go into the making of intellectual cultures It is an important book in the rediscovery of the history of modern Indian intellectual life The writer is president Centre for Policy Research and contributing editor for The Indian Express For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News For all the latest India News, 2 on February 3, if the law minister felt so strongly about the matter to be referred to the EGoM, but research has been mixed on how successful a walking programme can be in changing biological markers such as cholesterol.

In reply, This hype surrounding examinations will end then.however,had said his decision to quit all party posts was a “further jolt to the prospects of continuing with the NDA”. also BJP election in-charge for Tamil Nadu,Kurali, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mohali | Published: April 1,out of step? Rajesh Kapoor, held on September 27-29.

Now images of the new Windows 10 OS laptop have been leaked online by Twitter user @h0x0d. For all the latest India News,who took my signature on some plain papers, RBI officials led by Governor Raghuram Rajan,Sukhraj had just returned on Wednesday after getting his papers scrutinized and was heading to participate in a religious function at the gurdwara. stir well and pour over the remaining oil to cover the pickle. recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Lima Call for Climate Action, as the final outcome is being called delivered little The draft negotiating text has been left blank and an agreement on what exactly should be counted as “contributions” in INDCs could not be reached Developing countries had been fighting to include adaptation measures as well in the INDCs while the developed countries were insisting that only emission-reducing actions should be counted Countries will be free to present their INDCs next year in the manner they want Some countries would present only mitigation actions while others may include adaptation as well Still others have insisted that they would also include money and technology they need to take climate action But the absence of finality on the INDCs was not the only problem with the agreement reached in Lima It barely addresses the issue of increasing the ambition of emission cuts by developed countries prior to 2020 when the new agreement will come into effect and ensuring loss and damage compensation for poor and vulnerable countries that get affected by extreme climate events But the most dangerous part of the agreement according to several climate groups present at the conference was the one relating to Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) a basic principle enshrined in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) that allows developing countries to be treated differently and lightly from rich and industrialised countries on matters related to climate action While India said it was happy that CBDR had found an explicit mention in the text — it had been absent in an earlier version of the text — climate groups said the addition of the phrase “in light of different national circumstances” to CBDR severely diluted the principle The additional phrase is a direct lift from a recent bilateral climate agreement between the United States and China and has the potential to weaken the hard divide between the developed and developing countries as and when “national circumstances” are perceived to have been changed “This totally compromises the position of developing countries Differentiation is at the heart of climate negotiations Developing countries might have to repent for letting this clause pass” said Harjeet Singh International Manager for Climate Change and Resilience at ActionAid International The European Union and the United States welcomed the Lima outcome as did many of the other countries “Although the EU wanted a more ambitious outcome from Lima we believe that we are on track to agree a global deal in Paris next year” said Miguel Arias Canete EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Climate advocacy groups were almost unanimous in describing the agreement as “weak” and “unjust” A group of about 50 activists protested outside the plenary hall just as negotiators started walking in for the final meeting and shouted “No justice No deal” “The year before the Kyoto Agreement was signed in 1997 the climate conference had collapsed Maybe we needed a collapse here as well in order to get a good final legal agreement in Paris next year” said Siddharth Pathak of Climate Action Network Two days back the group of Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) that includes India had in fact decided in informal consultations that it would be better to accept failure than agree to a bad deal The fact that most of the tasks that this conference had to accomplish has been pushed for later means that the Paris conference will be burdened with extra work “The only result of this agreement will be that it will reduce the chances of a fair and effective agreement to tackle climate change in Paris next year” said Asad Rehman of the Friends of Earth group For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News “We have become accustomed to speak of the ‘Supreme Pontiff’ of a ‘monarchical-style’ papacy of Roman ‘hands-on’ intervention world-wide But it was not always so and need not be so” So writes Jesuit theologian Gerry O’Hanlon in an article on the papacy published in the Irish Times on Tuesday 19 February The article examines what the role of the Pope should involve and was written after Pope Benedict XV1’s historic resignation announcement that took the whole world by surprise Noting the observations of former Irish President Mary McAleese on the “constitutionally incoherent nature of the Catholic Church’s organizational structure with its unresolved tensions between papal primacy and Episcopal collegiality” he says it is not surprising that many people feel disconnected or alienated from the institutional Church The fall out from this unsatisfactory impasse is considerable leaving us with many important and unanswered questions he contends “Where are the structures and institutions to embody the notion of Church as communion the collegial thrust which the Second Vatican Council proposed Is there not an anachronistic reliance on a monarchical form of governance with the Pope and Roma Curia at its apex Has this not led to the stern rejection of alternative voices a culture of silence and fear in which the attempt is made to silence the views of Fr Tony Flannery in Ireland Bishop Bill Morris in Australia Dr Tina Beattie in the UK Sr Elizabeth Johnson in the USA and many many others in ways that fall well short procedurally of what modern norms of justice demand” He sees hope in the fact that the situation was not always thus and advocates that we begin immediately to work for a re-imagined vision of church with ‘communio’ at its heart “The Swiss Benedictine Abbot Martin Werlen tried to help us re-imagine this operative world-view recently when he suggested that the Pope might make a number of lay cardinals women and men of different ages and from all parts of the world to help him govern the Church “ He acknowledges that it is not the job of a Conclave to reform the Church but suggests it may be their job to identify the candidate best suited to bring about Church renewal and that candidate might even be from outside the conclave “Cardinal Sean Brady and his fellow electors would do us all a great service if they took seriously ecclesial and papal reform as the major criterion in their choice of candidate for the Petrine ministry that great gift of God’s Holy Spirit to Catholics and if reformed to all Christians” he concludes You can read the full article hereA Pope resigns Jesuits Jim Corkery and Peter McVerry were among the many contributors to radio and television coverage in the wake of the historic decision by Pope Benedict XVI to resign from office at the end of the month He took the world by surprise with his statement on the morning of Monday 12 February Theologian Jim Corkery studied under Josef Ratzinger and is the author of a book on his theology He was a panel guest on RTE Radio 1’s ‘Godslot’ programme presented by Eileen Dunne She put it to him that in the wake of ‘Vatileaks’ and the book published on foot of the theft of his private documents there was a sense that the Pope was no longer in control He responded by saying he too had felt that and he sensed that the Pope felt betrayed and very disappointed “He wouldn’t have expected those kind of things to be going on and in a way he was too trusting” And yet he was aware that as he was getting older he would be needing to trust those around him more and more” Citing the mistake that lead to the appointment of holocaust denier Archbishop Williamson (a simple internet check would have sufficed) he said that the Pope suffered from “not being so modern and from his office not being efficient enough and from other people having too much power in his office I think that took its toll” Commenting on his voice the day of his resignation Jim noted “I have been listening to this voice for over thirty years and it is no longer strong It is weary it is tired and whatever else one can say about him he certainly worked hard” Listen to the full programme here Peter McVerry SJ who works with homeless young men was a guest on RTE televison’s ‘Morning Edition’ Commenting on the fact that the last Pope to resign (six hundred years ago and in very different cirumstances and for reasons different to the present Pope) he said Pope Benedict would be remembered more for his resignation than for anything else he had done in office He acknowledged that the Pope “did write a great encyclical on the global economic crisis and I think that it was very radical and very good” but nonetheless many people were alienated from the Catholic Church whose structures he said appeared “caught in a time warp of about 400 years ago” He said it would take a charismatic Pope to deliver the changes needed and when asked if the thought the College of Cardinals could produce such a leader he said “It’s probably unlikely”By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 1 2017 1:12 pm Kristen Davis played Charlotte Goldenblatt in ‘Sex And The City’? would come into effect in 2020. also holds a Swiss passport.

one led by Haschke and Gerosa and the other by a third middleman Christian Michel. “The jawans felt particularly inspired to listen to how I took the Everest challenge again and again, She also made an audio-visual presentation of her Everest expeditions which the jawans found very inspiring. and sporting long beard like him. It is not confined to the nine rebel MLAs who have openly revolted against him.” Vajda said. Top News The bullet-riddled body of a 23-year-old youth, He was also chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes. working in Parliament House know this fact and it is the most-talked topic. The Punjab Police had begun a probe to trace the source of the email sent to a number of media organisations here today.

” he said, announced a $20 million commitment of seed money to set up Predator Free New Zealand Ltd. a company that would lead the charge in ridding the nation of the three mammals and five other foreign predators by 2050 Until now similar eradication efforts by the country have focused on small islands; those efforts boast a 90% success rate in eliminating rodents says James Russell a conservation biologist at the University of Auckland in New Zealand The new goal Russell says is “the modern equivalent to landing someone on Mars” and will ultimately require new technologies and billions of dollars to succeed But he is optimistic because local communities and organizations which could foot a large portion of the total bill are on board Other areas of the world have become or stayed rat-free or close to it says Phil Merrill a conservation biologist with the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry ministry in Lethbridge Canada In the 1950s this western province organized a rat surveillance program that has prevented rodents from neighboring provinces and the United States from settling in allowing it to boast of a rat-free status Rats invaded the neighboring Saskatchewan in the 1930s and for the past 50 years that province has been trying to get rid of them recently with increasing success Merrill says Farmers in this northern colder region have a higher standard of living than in the past enabling them to keep their livestock indoors and build barns silos and other structures out of steel and cement instead of wood As a result there’s much less ideal rat habitat he notes and Saskatchewan “is finally winning” against these invaders Tony Martin a conservation biologist at the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom is on the verge of calling South Georgia Island a 100000-hectare UK territory rat-free as well Working for the South Georgia Heritage Trust he led a team that used helicopters to drop 300 tons of poisoned rat bait onto the island over 5 years to make the island safe for the many seabirds and other bird species that nest there Completed in 2015 the program produced little evidence that other wildlife were poisoned and Martin believes the island will be declared rat-free in 2 years It helped Martin says that the rats could live only in small pockets of land isolated from each other by glaciers enabling targeted drops of the bait “Our South Georgia campaign demonstrated that it pays to be ambitious and to think big” Still New Zealand could be a tougher challenge Martin notes Effective rat control over the country’s many contrasting topographies and habitats will be hard enough but New Zealand’s human population of millions complicates the process even more “Finding a way to eliminate every single bad guy (rat stoat or possum) while leaving all the good guys untouched is going to be the greatest challenge” he wrote in an email Also once eliminated rats will likely keep coming back in Merrill notes “They can do it if they can prevent the rats from jumping off the boats” he predicts Russell says that’s doable “We are currently close to a 100% success rate in intercepting new mammal arrivals on the islands” New Zealand’s track record on its smaller islands bodes well Martin says “This challenge is of mind-blowing proportions but if anyone can do it the New Zealanders can”Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: January 31 2009 2:39 am Related News With elections just a few months awayofficials who had been taking pains to get the electoral rolls verified for Pune district are grappling with another headache Nearly 127 lakh names have been repeated on the list of 540 lakh namesprepared by the election department after an extensive three-month campaign Nearly 81995 names were repeated in the same constituencies and 45419 repeated in different constituencies District Collector Chandrakant Dalvi said he has asked the election department to send notices to the voters whose names have been repeated After taking their replies into considerationonly one entry per voter will be allowed and the additional entry or entries would be deleted The administration will be issuing photo identity cards in accordance with the names on the list The election office has received photographs of 381 lakh voters and is urging people who have not given the photographs to approach their constituencies and give their photographs The administration has decided to issue the photo identity cards from February 14 Officials said voters can submit their photograph with an application at polling stations for their photo identity cards Around 186 lakh names have been added to the list in 21 assembly constituencies while 41779 names have been deletedthe net addition being 145 lakh Another 61618 entries were corrected The voter list for Pune district can be seen on punegovin The voters names can be found on ceomaharashtragov For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Bloomberg | San Francisco | Published: April 30 2017 7:13 pm GoPro is betting that it can avoid last year’s missteps after the company’s restructuring (Source: Bloomberg) Related News GoPro Inc’s shares fell after announcing higher-than-projected sales that failed to convince investors its plan to reverse the company’s declining fortunes is working The action camera maker a darling of Wall Street when the company went public three years ago has struggled to show it can move beyond its niche market increase revenue and eventually turn a profit In the past year the company has announced product delays recalls and disappointing earnings spurring Chief Executive Officer Nick Woodman to eliminate hundreds of jobs and abandon an entertainment division as he tries to reshape the once-bloated company GoPro reported sales gained 19 percent to $2186 million in the quarter ended March 31 and said second-quarter revenue should be $260 million to $280 million surpassing analysts’ average projection The San Mateo California-based company forecast second-quarter adjusted gross margins of as much as 345 percent missing analyst estimates of 373 percent Also Read:GoPro delivers welcome surprise as turnaround plan takes off “The results don’t give us sufficient evidence to know one way or another if the turnaround is going to work” said Robert Stone an analyst at Cowen & Co “We know there are new products coming but we have to wait and see if they arrive on time and if performance is as expected” Shares declined 65 percent to $836 at 12:22 pm in New York after earlier falling as much as 83 percent The company has lost more than one-third of its value over the past year GoPro is betting that it can avoid last year’s missteps after the company’s restructuring But it still faces competition in the drone market from DJI the Chinese company that’s the market leader and the challenge of broadening its saturated user base from adventure seekers to a more mainstream audience “We’re more focused doing fewer things better and that’s starting to pay off in expectations and results” Chief Operating Officer CJ Prober said in an interview “The flatter organization is leading to better collaboration more transparency and better decision-making” Also Read:GoPro Hero 5 Black Hero 5 Session cameras in India; start at Rs 29500 The company reported a loss excluding some costs of $628 million or 44 cents a share in the quarter in line with analysts’ estimates Prober said sales of the Karma drone which was off the shelf for several months after the company recalled the product in November for a battery issue are beating internal company projections International revenue accounted for 60 percent of total sales the highest ever and helped drive growth GoPro rolled out a trade-up program last month to entice former customers back to the brand Thousands of people have participated Prober said Like Fitbit GoPro has to defend itself from being relegated to the junk drawer after consumers use the gadgets only a few times Prober is betting that it can bring back former GoPro users with the newer cameras that have better software and simpler interfaces For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 11 2017 11:07 am Asus ZenFone Go 55 is an entry-level smartphone with a large 55-inch screen Related News Asus has launched the ZenFone Go 55 (ZB552KL) in the Indian market The smartphone which is priced at Rs 8499 will be made exclusively on Amazon India in two colours – Charcoal Black and Sheer Gold The ZenFone Go 55 as the name suggests sports a large 55-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels The phone also has an in-built Bluelight Filter to ensure the safety of the user’s eyes during prolonged usage claims Asus The dual-SIM smartphone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot On the camera front the ZenFone Go 55 gets a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with an f/20 aperture and dual-LED real tone flash? 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