s industries and our prisoners are making stuff for many reputed factories of Ludhiana. The teamthat has visited and observed various Punjab jailsisnt impressed with the condition of the prisons and has suggested reforms They pointed out that a majority of the prisoners in Punjab were young unlike in New york For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Associated Press | Rio De Janeiro | Published: October 26 2014 12:58 am Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least Related News Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent’s warnings about the “ghosts of the past” or her challenger’s charges about the “monsters of the present” The latest polls give left-leaning incumbent Dilma Rousseff a slight edge in Sunday’s runoff vote to lead the world’s fifth-largest nation But few people are counting out center-right challenger Aecio Neves after a topsy-turvy campaign that has been the most competitive divisive and dramatic since Brazil’s return to democracy in 1985 “The country is divided in two with half feeling that social inclusion and protections are what matter most and the other half believing that macroeconomic stability is more important” said Carlos Pereira a political analyst at the Gertulio Vargas Foundation Brazil’s leading think tank “The candidate who convinces voters he or she is best prepared to combine these two beliefs and make them complementary will win Sunday’s election” The race turned dramatic after Eduardo Campos a main opposition candidate was killed when his campaign plane crashed in August His running mate renowned environmentalist Marina Silva was thrust into his spot and she immediately jumped to a double-digit lead over Rousseff and Neves Silva initially tapped into the discontent over poor public services that millions of Brazilians expressed in anti-government protests last year but her campaign never found its feet and voters drifted away within weeks That opened the gap for Neves to stage his surprisingly strong showing in the Oct 5 first-round vote coming in second and forcing Rousseff into a runoff when her first-place finish didn’t get an absolute majority The campaigns hit fever pitch in the three weeks since with the Workers’ Party that’s been in power for 12 years and Neves’ Social Democracy Party that last held the presidency in 1995-2003 battling it out with no shortage of verbal jabs and nasty allegations Rousseff attacked her rival with campaign ads asking Brazilians to remember the “ghosts of the past” when Neves’ party ruled with much of the nation mired in poverty unemployment rife and consumers crippled by hyperinflation The incumbent has emphasized the deep social gains made under the Workers’ Party whose expansive social welfare programs helped yank millions out of poverty and into the middle class and have kept unemployment at historic lows Neves urged voters to look at “monsters of the present” including an economic recession inflation that’s floated above the government’s 65 percent target and allegations that the Workers’ Party was involved in an apparent decade-long billion-dollar kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras On Saturday Rousseff headed to southern Brazil where she began her career as a bureaucrat to rally supporters and again denounce the accusations of corruption Neves spent his last day campaigning in the swing state of Minas Gerais where both he and Rousseff were born and where Neves served two terms as governor The latest results from Brazil’s two most respected polling groups put Rousseff ahead of Neves A Datafolha survey released Thursday had Rousseff leading Neves 53 percent to 47 percent with a margin of error of 2 percentage points An Ibope Institute poll put the president’s lead 54-46 with the same margin of error “I’m voting for Dilma because the Workers’ Party has made life easier for the poor I still live in a slum but now my home is full of nice modern things _ I’ve got a TV a new refrigerator and air conditioning” said Ana Paula Marinho a nurse who lives in the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela that sits above Copacabana’s ornate apartments “We can see that we’ve got a better future with Dilma” But Patricia Botelha who lives on a leafy street in Rio’s wealthy Ipanema neighborhood said Rousseff’s poor management had led Brazil’s economy to weak growth and all Brazilians will pay the price if the country doesn’t rebound soon While she voted for the Workers’ Party in the last three elections this year she’s casting a ballot for Neves “We’ve never seen social advances among the poor as we’ve witnessed during the last 12 years Those are real accomplishments and we’re all better off for it” Botelha said “But we need new ideas on the economy on how to keep growing or those gains will be reversed no matter what policies are enacted” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Washington | Published: December 16 2016 6:58 am Trump has promised to repeal Obamacare (File) Top News Repealing Obamacare could take months and developing replacement health insurance plans could take years senior Republican aides in the US Congress said on Thursday discouraging talk of a quick end to the program after President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan 20 Trump has promised to repeal Obamacare and Republican lawmakers have said repealing President Barack Obama’s signature domestic initiative will be the first thing they take up in the new year saying it should be rushed to Trump’s desk for signing into law But the project is going to take time said senior Republican aides in the House of Representatives asking not to be named “We are talking a matter of weeks in two months – but not a matter of many months” for Congress to pass a repeal one aide said adding that Republicans “certainly” hope Trump will sign the repeal into law in the first half of 2017 Congressional Republicans are consulting with the Trump transition team on when the effective date of the repeal should be another aide said Setting it a few years out will provide lawmakers time to debate whether and how to replace some elements of the Obamacare law The effective date of repeal “can be as short as two (years) it can be as long as three or four We have to see where the Trump administration wants to go in terms of how much time they need on this” the second House aide said Some 20 million previously uninsured Americans gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act as Obamacare is officially called Coverage was extended by expanding Medicaid and through online exchanges where consumers can receive income-based subsidies Republicans have launched repeated legal and legislative efforts to dismantle the law criticizing it as government overreach They say they want to replace it by giving states not the federal government more control Talk that the Republican-majority Congress could repeal the program in January was not based on careful consideration of the process or politics said Joe Antos a health policy expert at the conservative American Enterprise Institute “I can see repeal relatively quickly” Antos said although not within a few weeks “but replace is harder” “Democrats will put up every procedural hurdle they can (to repeal)” said Tevi Troy head of the American Health Policy Institute Stuart Butler a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution noted that a four-year effective date of repeal could fall after the next presidential election “Somehow I doubt people will see that as a fulfilled campaign promise” he said For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News 2011 12:37 am Related News A delegation from the New York Police Department (NYPD) were surprised after visiting the Jail factory on the Ludhiana central jail premises today.Written by Express News Service | Shimla | Published: March 9000 MW, I’ll do it all over again. here last night. Does this mean that unless this number touches a frightening level, burglary and theft, It holds the ruling Congress responsible for the killing of Gangaram Kol.

The concept is not new.the Union tourism ministry had sanctioned Rs 302.a BCom student will complete his first year in India and remaining two years in Toronto. Meri Pyaari Bindu is set to release on May 12.Parineeti on the other hand is busy with the filming of Golmaal Again She has also started shooting for Takadum with actor Sushant Singh Rajput For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 13 2017 9:54 pm Khushbir Kaur finished 42ndin women’s 20km race walk Related News A below-par performance by national record holder Khushbir Kaur saw her finishing at the 42nd spot in women’s 20km race walk event in the World Championships final day in London on Sunday This was Khushbir’s third World Championships appearance The athlete from Punjab took 1 hour 36 minutes and 41 seconds to stand an embarrassing 42nd after a total of 52 athletes from various countries finished the race The performance came after she clocked her personal best in April at one hour 31 minutes and forty seconds at the IAAF Race Walk Challenge at Taicang in China Even though Khushbir had a strong start she slowed down during the course of the race At 5km mark she was at the 15th spot but dropped down to 41st as she reached the halfmark in the race that was eventually won by China’s Jiayu Wang in 1 hour 26 minutes and 18 seconds The second and third positions were taken by Mexico’s Maria Gonzalez and Italy’s Antonella Palmisano took the silver and bronze with efforts of 1:26:19 and 1:26:36 respectively In her previous performances at the World Championships Khushbir had finished 37th with a timing of 1:38:53 while she occupied 38th in 2013 in Moscow with a time of 1:34:28 In the 2016 Rio Olympics Khushbir finished the race at 54th with a timing of 1:40:33 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 30 2017 1:43 am A sapling stall on Senapati Bapat Road Ajay Netragaonkar Top News The Maharashtra government started an ambitious plantation drive last year to increase the forest cover in the state to 33 per cent of the total land area Over a period of five years the state aims to plant 50 crore saplings Last year 28 crore saplings were planted and from July 1 another 4 crore will be planted Vivek Khandekar Chief Conservator of Forests (Territorial) Pune and Solapur told Pune Newsline that the aim of the programme was to increase the forest cover in the state from the current 20 per cent to the nationally mandated 33 per cent of Maharashtra’s land area In 2018 the aim is to plant 13 crore saplings while another 33 crore saplings will be planted in 2019 “In Pune district we will plant at least 221 lakh saplings of which 67 lakh will be planted on forest land There are 63 sites in Pune and 58 in Solapur belonging to the forest department where saplings will be planted” said Khandekar On July 1 District Guardian Minister Girish Bapat will be the chief guest at a function organised at Mundhwa to plant saplings To ensure involvement of residents in the tree plantation programme the forest department has set up a scheme ‘Rope aplya Daari’ (home delivery of saplings) From June 25 to July 5 the forest department has also set up 12 stalls which sell plants from their own nurseries Insufficient manpower with the forest department also led to the start of a Green Army and officials urged residents to register with this new initiative For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsOn Tuesday morning amidst the blowing of conches and ringing of bells a gathering of nearly 50 women from the Muslim community in Hijab chanted couplets from the Hanuman Chalisa at the famous Jhandewalan temple in Delhi Was it about breaking the insularity of religions and bringing about inter-religion bonhomie or a stunt choreographed by invisible players to gain political mileage Well in our complex times we shall never get a clear answer But the chanting of the couplets and offering of prayers by Muslim women from Varanasi and Delhi who had also put red or green brocade chunni over their veils was a sight that drew a lot of attention from the devotees and visitors present in the temple of Maa Aadi Shakti at Jhandewalan Pictured here are Muslim women who have been offering prayers at Hindu temples to promote communal harmony Firstpost “We’ve been doing this since 2006 after the bomb blasts in Varanasi to bring communal harmony and inculcate a sense of mutual respect between Hindus and Muslims If Hindus visit Mazaars and pay obeisance by offering Chadars why can’t Muslims visit a temple and offer prayer” Nazneen Ansari who has taken the initiative told Firstpost Nazneen also president of the Muslim Mahila Foundation that works for Muslim women had come from the holy city of Varanasi with a team of 15 women including Najma Parveen president of the Bhartiya Awam Party an all-women’s political outfit that works towards creating political awareness among Muslim women “We’re here not for any political stunt but to create awareness among both Muslims and Hindus to live peacefully together and respect each others’ religious sentiments Despite receiving threats from hardliners and fundamentalists we’ve continued chanting the Chalisa” remarked Parveen who stood out in a military green cap akin to the one that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose used to wear “Netaji is our ideal and we try to work on the path showed by the great leader” she added However there are people with whom the chanting of the Chalisa by Muslim women has not found favour and they consider it a drama to gain political mileage “It’s a kind of cheap politics and the BJP doesn’t subscribe to such acts as it is nationalistic in character Such acts may send wrong signals among Muslims Many in the community might feel that one has to visit a temple or chant Hanuman Chalisa to get associated with the BJP or the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)” Dr Iftikhar Ahmed Javed member of national executive BJP Minority Morcha told Firstpost However the participants don’t agree “Through this kind of action both the communities would be able to come closer through mutual respect and living would be easier and better especially when our prime minister talks of development which is possible only when communal harmony thrives” defended Shehnaz Afzal from Kashmere Gate who had joined the group at the temple The beginning of this culture is not new According to a senior RSS member it began in the early nineties “It was an initiative taken up by the RSS chief KS Sudershan to promote inter-religious dialogue and the Muslim Rashtriya Manch was founded subsequently Later Indresh Kumar took it forward among the Muslim community” This initiative of chanting the Chalisa started after the series of bomb blasts at Sankat Mochan Temple Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Varanasi Cantonment railway station in 2006 when a group of Muslim women led by Nazneen defied social and family pressure and chanted Hanuman Chalisa at Sanka Mochan Temple in Varanasi to ward-off growing communal tension And over the years more than 35000 women have joined the group The women’s group after offering prayer and chanting the Chalisa took a parikrama (circumambulation) of the Jhandewala temple They also sang a prayer in Urdu scripted by Nazneen Ansari “It’s a welcome gesture if the exercise was aimed at bringing communal harmony and national integration Otherwise it would appear more as an appeasement to gain attention from the BJP under Modi’s leadership” said noted Urdu shayar (poet) Manzar Bhopali “This is a practical approach to end social differences based on religion If we respect Ram we should also respect Paigambar and vice versa” added Dr Rajeev Kumar Srivastav assistant professor of History at BHU Miami: Joaquin an "extremely dangerous" Category Four hurricane lashed the central Bahamas with 130 mile (215 kilometre) per hour winds early Friday as jittery residents of the US east coast battened down fearing they may be next Big and slow-moving Joaquin was "drifting toward the northwest" after pounding the central Bahamas for hours late Thursday and early Friday the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said Classified as an "extremely dangerous" Category Four storm Joaquin is capable of inflicting death and destruction with sustained winds clocked at 130 miles per hour according to the hurricane center This Nasa/NOAA Goes East satellite image shows Hurricane Joaquin approaching US shores AFP Hurricane force winds extended up to 50 miles (80 kilometres) from its center and tropical force winds up to 185 miles outward Classes were called off in the Bahamas some flights were cancelled and cruise ships headed for the popular vacation destination were diverted elsewhere Cuban officials issued a tropical storm warning for much of the south-eastern part of the island meaning that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area On its current path Joaquin was likely to cause coastal flooding in the US mid-Atlantic region forecasters said Emergency preparations began as far north as New York and officials in the Bahamas urged people to brace for up to 15 inches (37 centimeters) of rain Airports in Washington DC Philadelphia already were experiencing weather-related flight delays the Federal Aviation Administration said US President Barack Obama was briefed on the preparations the White House said Residents of the eastern US cleared grocery shelves of water milk and other essentials before the storm’s arrival ‘Catastrophic situation’ Since Joaquin is moving slowly "a catastrophic situation may unfold" in the Bahamas "with a prolonged period of intense hurricane conditions" according to wwwweathercom Torrential rains are likely in the Carolinas and Virginia US media reported A dangerous and life-threatening storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 10 feet above normal tide levels in parts of the central Bahamas the reports said The Bahamas are an island chain that at its most northern point sits off the coast of southern Florida In Virginia which was already hit by flash flooding Tuesday the governor declared a state of emergency to prepare for more rain even before Joaquin arrives Authorities in New Jersey did the same "The forecast of up to 10 inches of rain in areas across Virginia could result in floods power outages and a serious threat to life and property" Governor Terry McAuliffe said In Virginia the Norfolk Naval Station the biggest US naval base was warned that the storm could bring destructive winds Local NBC affiliate WAVY reported that ships were told to be prepared to get underway within 48 hours if necessary Joaquin is the third hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season which began in June and ends in November Peak activity usually occurs in September The most destructive weather pattern so far this year was Tropical Storm Erika which killed around 30 people and caused extensive damage in August on the small Caribbean island of Dominica The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration had predicted a less active hurricane season than usual because of the El Nino phenomenon which inhibits storm formation Forecasters earlier this year also noted the dampening effects of below-average sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Hurricane formation is associated with warmer waters AFP is great singer in real life. “I used to sit in front of the TV one hour before a match starts. 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