exchange programme with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). certainly.” he recollects. We are trying to be normal, mainly in the suburbs.
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This is not the first time Fadnavis has sparked a row with respect to special treatment given to VVIPs.In March traffic policemen at the NSCI Club in central Mumbai’s Worli had stopped private vehicles to make way for the Chief Minister’s convoy and video footage had showed them grappling with some of the club members including an elderly person The issue had triggered an outrage over people being inconvenienced during movement of VVIPs and Opposition parties had attacked Fadnavis on the issue Fadnavis who enjoys Z plus security had apologised for the melee With agency inputs Mamata Banerjee’s reaction on the Durga idol immersion controversy is symptomatic of a leader suffering from a deep confusion about political trajectory For the first time in her career the firebrand mass leader appears unsure Faced with a dominant cunning and resourceful political adversary the Trinamool Congress supremo is dithering She has taken a series of missteps and the BJP would have noted it The West Bengal chief minister has ended up scoring an own goal while trying to be too clever by half Her plan of using cultural chauvinism as an antidote to BJP’s Hindutva card was giving dividends and the BJP of late had suffered a cognitive setback while trying to introduce identity politics into Durga Pujo Bengal’s biggest cultural (not just religious) festival File image of Mamata Banerjee PTI She didn’t need to tamper with immersion dates or put a curb around timings By trying to do so however Mamata may have allowed BJP a moral victory Worse her every step since the issue of firman has been confusing bewildering and even contradictory betraying an uncharacteristic nervousness The West Bengal government first declared that Durga idol immersion could only be carried out till 6pm on Dashami (30 September Saturday) — the traditional day of immersion for Bengalis — and the curb will be lifted on 2 October If the chief minister was apprehensive of a challenge to law and order this was a daft way to meet it Muharram the day of mourning for Shia Muslims fell on 1 October (Sunday) There was no need for a curb on immersion on Dashami On being dragged to court the state government blinked and allowed immersion till 10pm A fresh order was issued and the earlier deadline was blamed reportedly on a "typographical error" More was to follow Acting on three petitions against the 1 October-ban on immersion the Calcutta High Court bench of acting Chief Justice Rakesh Tiwary and Justice Harish Tandon took the state government to task on two consecutive days On Wednesday according to Times of India the court asked the government not to "hide its inability by imposing immersion restrictions" observing that the state cannot block a citizen’s constitutional right to practise religion on the mere assumption that there could be disruption of law and order On Thursday the Calcutta HC revoked the Mamata government’s order allowed immersion till 12am on all days and sternly reminded the state that "You are exercising extreme power without any basis. Just because you are the state can you pass arbitrary order" In an 18-page order the court said: "It is axiomatic to record that the state has no religion which is one of the fundamental facets underlying secularism There should not be any order of precedence in performance of the religious rites rituals ceremonies and mourning amongst the religious communities There should be an equality in every citizen’s right with corresponding obligation of very state to protect the same" At this point the sensible thing for the chief minister to do would have been to accept the court’s ruling and try and implement the court’s direction that separate routes should be designated for Tazia and immersion processions ensure adequate police bandobast and advertise the routes well in advance The chief minister seemed to have taken the court rebuke to heart and though careful not to express open dissent left no space for doubt that she disagreed with the ruling In thinly veiled criticism for the HC order she was quoted as saying soon after "I will do what I can to keep peace in the state Also someone can slit my throat but no one can tell me what to do" By Thursday night media reports indicated that the state will challenge the high court order in Supreme Court On Friday a TMC MP said there were no such plans and claimed that the HC order had actually been in state’s favour Kalyan Banerjee told News18: "Yesterday most of the media reported wrongly information that the High Court revoked the state government’s decision on banning immersion on Muharram day Actually the court’s verdict went in our favour We are not going to move Supreme Court because the Calcutta High Court order is actually in our favour Some people are trying to politicise the issue Let them do it" If this wasn’t bizarre enough a defiant Mamata passed a new order on Friday making it mandatory for Durga Pujo organisers to seek a government permit for immersion reported India Today Mamata is insistent that these steps are being taken to "maintain law and order" and she probably has a point given the spate of low-intensity communal clashes that have taken place recently in Bengal Her clumsy steps however have made it difficult for others to buy this logic TMC and BJP’s competitive identity politics has rapidly polarised the state polity and in this context Mamata’s move may very likely be interpreted as ‘anti-Hindu’ The BJP will certainly try its best to convey that impression Last year too the Mamata government had been at the receiving end of a court rebuke with the Calcutta HC holding it responsible for "minority appeasement" The state BJP expectedly didn’t waste any time President Dilip Ghosh said "it is really sad that the Hindus in Bengal have no religious rights They have to depend on the judiciary to celebrate Durga Puja" while an RSS functionary accused ruling party of "depriving the Hindus of their basic rights only for the sake of appeasement of a particular community" Abhijit Ghosal has pointed out in Hindustan Times that Mamata’s steps to curb immersion were unnecessary because hardly any Hindus immerse the Durga idol on ‘ekadoshi’ (the 11th day in Matri Paksha) which coincided with Muharram this year Given the TMC’s formidable influence among Puja committee members writes the author she could have easily leant on them to avoid that date It’s worth pondering why Mamata missed out on such an obvious move handing the BJP another chance to paint her as anti-Hindu One possibility is that by issuing the curbs and diktats against immersion Mamata has managed to send a message to TMC’s Muslim votebank In this calculation the court rebuke is actually a favour The gamble could have been that given Bengal’s fierce cultural chauvinism a section of Bengali Hindus will never vote for the BJP As the recent controversies around depiction of goddess Durga and her children at a Jawed Habib salon or a social media video on egg rolls (a popular Bengali snack) have shown the BJP has still been unable to wrap its head around the fact for Bengalis cultural identity may trump every other selfhood markers Stringent Hindutva politics might not work here The second more likely possibility is that Mamata’s missteps are not deliberate and stem from a confusion around her political trajectory Her stunning victory in 2011 that ended 34-year Left rule in the state was made possible largely due to the agitation around Singur and Nandigram when Mamata successfully tapped into farmers’ over losing land to Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government’s industrial push As Rajat Roy writes in Economic and Political Weekly "Muslim population in Bengal is around 28% and that of Scheduled Castes is around 23% a majority of them peasants… After coming to power the Mamata government took some steps to bring benefits to these socio-religious sections of the society Though some of the steps—for example provision of a monthly allowance to imams and muezzins—were symbolic the administration was forced to turn a blind eye when there were incidents of a serious breakdown in law and order that involved Muslim population" In an effort to consolidate the Muslim vote base Mamata introduced identity politics in Bengal which had largely been free of it — paving the way for BJP to make inroads Two can play this game and in the race for consolidation of Hindu and Muslim votes Mamata suddenly finds herself trapped in an image problem This may explain her late dabs at soft Hindutva such as uploading a volley of Durga Pujo inauguration pictures on Twitter or breaking into an impromptu Chandi Path (mantra) Everywhere it is a magnificent spectacle of superb creativity My best wishes to all pictwittercom/QNRhsflKEE — Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 20 2017 This ambivalence and soft Hindutva may actually work against her because it plays into BJP’s hands It remains to be seen if Mamata has the ability to pull off such a precarious balancing act has fuelled those fears.adding that 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it will become the Dhamma of the rich. refuses to drink water. On the basis of a complaint lodged by Subodh Padgaonkar, According to Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) health officers, Related News TV actress Sonali Nikam says playing a “complex” protagonist in serial “Aadhe Adhoore” is a lifetime opportunity for her.55 pm,said,The state government told the High Court on April 11 last year that it will allow Pooja to appear for the MHT-CET in May 2012 The then High Court Bench of Justice Sharad Bobde and Mrudula Bhatkar had asked the state to take immediate decision and clear any confusion around the issue Subsequently Pooja took admission in a dental college? Faizabad SSP Mohit Gupta said the supply of stones at the workshop is not a matter of concern from the law and order point of view. Janatha Garage: Janatha Garage became the second fastest Telugu film to collect Rs 100 crore after 2015’s Baahubali: The Beginning,we should utilise the available space, Gupta said Earlierthe South corporation has decided to cover the Nauroji Nagar drain running from Africa Avenue Marg to Ring Road for providing parking space under a JNNURM scheme The corporation has also decided to cover the sewer running between Saket District Centre and Saket Court Councillors said it would be a lucrative project for the corporation because money from the parking lot would augment its income For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Sonawala | Mumbai | Published: March 22 2014 1:20 am For the first time the university has made a provision of Rs 3 crore for indoor sports facility Related News The 2014-15 annual budget of Mumbai University was presented and cleared on Friday amid protests as the university failed to submit audited reports of the past two years Senior senate members attributed the reason to the university’s callous attitude Following the arguments however the budgetary provision of Rs 42711 crore for 2014-15 was presented by Rajpal Hande director of the university’s Board of College and University Development (BCUD) This year the university has focused more on allocating funds towards various development projects for which Rs 1082 crore has been allocated This includes provision of Rs 5 crore towards the Indian Science Congress and Rs 2 crore to start Nana Juggonath Sunkerseth Centre for Gender Studies For the first time the university has made a provision of Rs 3 crore for indoor sports facility Further a provision of Rs 977 crore has been made for allocation to development fund depreciation fund contingency fund staff housing fund sinking fund vice-chancellor’s fund and pension fund among others The university also formally announced the donations it received for various projects in 2013-14 which includes Rs 105 crore from the Reserve Bank of India for endowment in monetary economics and the first installment of Rs 84 lakh from Tata Consultancy Services The number of colleges affiliated to the university has increased from 390 in 2004-05 to 707 in 2013-14 recording a growth of 8128 per cent Student population has increased from 407894 in 2004-05 to 687442 in 2013-14 registering a growth of 6853 per cent 11-member panel to resolve fee issue The university has appointed an 11-member committee to review the PhD coursework framed by the UGC and to resolve fee-related issues The decision was taken after the issue of discrepancies in coursework and fees were pointed out by a few senate members Report to be submitted in 15 days Pro V-C to write to EC about poll duty Senior senators raised the issue of teaching staff requisition from colleges by the Election Commission The pro vice-chancellor then assured the members that they would write to the Election Commission about the issue and get it resolved at the earliest [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sushant Kulkarni | Pune | Published: May 27 2014 3:18 am Cellphones have been found on the jail premises three times since September 2013 Related News Investigation into the two incidents of cellphones being recovered from the Yerawada Central Jail has revealed that the phones were used to make calls from inside the jail to members of criminal gangs and also to their families Police said the entry of cellphones and its use were not possible without the involvement of jail staffers In September 2013 a cellphone was recovered from the backyard of Circle Number 3 inside the jail In the first week of this month a cellphone was recovered from the premises of high-security Anda Cell On Saturday a cellphone was recovered near a drainage line in the vicinity of Security Cell 2 The police have probed the first two cases while that in the third is under way A senior police officer said: “Our probe in the first case of this month has already revealed that the phone was with members of criminal gangs Further investigation brought to light that calls were made to other gang members and also to the family members of gangsters who are in the jail We have got records of calls having been made to members of Nilesh Ghaywal and Sandeep Mohol gangs” The probe in the September case had revealed that the phone was used by notorious criminal Deepak Sapke and over 200 calls were made from it The officer said: “It is clear from both these examples that the gangsters lodged inside the jail are using cellphones Yerawada jail had a jammer in the past but right now there is none and that is why phones are used brazenly There is another question that is never asked How are these phones charged There are no charging points inside the jail This means use of cellphones inside the jail is not possible without help from jail staffers The jail department has set up inquiries in these cases but conclusive reports have never come” Another police officer added: “The presence of cellphones also suggests security lapse as does recovery of cash and marijuana at the entry gate” Jail Superintendent Yogesh Desai said: “We will be installing jammers in the jail within eight to 10 days The process has already started” When asked about the probe into Saturday’s incident a Yerawada police official said: “The calls that were made from the handset are being verified with help of its IMIE (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number” For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: March 14 2017 1:24 am Top News Huge vacancies in Maharashtra for specialist doctors has forced the government to come up with an innovative solution — to start primary health centres (PHCs) where doctors will be available through telemedicine In tribal regions facing dearth of both public and private doctors officials said nurses and para-medical staff would be trained to treat patients while doctors would be consulted through video-conferencing Watch What Else Is Making News In these PHCs a kiosk will have a telemedicine consultation facility on one side and a laboratory on the other for diagnostic tests Doctors attached with rural hospitals and medical colleges will provide consultation through video conferencing Nurses will be trained to conduct physical examinations and narrate symptoms to a specialist via the video call The concept has already been rolled out in a few PHCs in Melghat It will be scaled up to include other tribal regions (Gadchiroli Nandurbar Chandrapur and Konkan belt) in dire need of specialists “These are areas where doctors are not willing to get posted” said Dr Satish Pawar director at Directorate of Health Services (DHS) Nearly 40 per cent of posts for specialists such as paediatricians gynaecologists nutritionists obstetricians and ophthalmologists are vacant in the state according to official figures In Palghar for instance paediatricians gynaecologists nutritionists etc visit from five private hospitals in Mumbai for monthly camps The new district has high vacancies in medical posts and alarming malnutrition rates Hospitals have adopted blocks in the district to conduct screening and treat children According to Vijay Satbir Singh Additional Chief Secretary Public Health efforts are under way to recruit over 1332 doctors and para-medical staff in Maharashtra Of these 545 are for super-specialty medical posts “We plan to rope in BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) doctors for tribal postings where MBBS graduates are not willing to go We have noticed that BAMS doctors are ready to practise in tribal areas” he said In certain regions of Nandurbar the government has also appointed ‘flying doctors’ who visit villages on motorbikes to treat patients These are BAMS doctors who stock regular medicines for fever cough and cold with them?
the police had arrested one person in connection with the case. “The central defenders on the right and the left must be very fast and aggressive, When a reporter asked Ramgopal had suggested revocation of her suspension,students will be evaluated twice a year as the curriculum has been divided into two semesters in each class.Cluster Resource Centres coordinators and other officers have to frequently visit schools and monitor students? there is the matter of financial independence. within days of being cleared in Rajasthan.
exchange programme with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). certainly.” he recollects. We are trying to be normal, mainly in the suburbs.