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The helicopters include an Augusta and Bell 412 and Bell 230.” he said. Unity must be guarded at all costs. 2017 02:47:29 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. 4) Goa v Himachal Pradesh at Mumbai Goa: 380 & 99 for 2 in 35 overs (SP Amonkar 54 batting) Himachal 1st innings: 528 all out (Prashant Chopra 194,Sumeet Verma 160) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s comparison of critics of his government with Shalya is self-defeating for three reasons One even though Shalya was Karna’s charioteer —a choice forced upon him by Duryodhana’s treachery —in the battle of Mahabharata he was rooting for the triumph of the good in the battle against evil Two he ignored Shalya’s advice during the battle missing thus an opportunity to kill Arjuna And finally Shalya was ultimately proven right; his warning to Karna that Arjuna would ultimately vanquish him turned out to be prophetic For those who do not know their Mahabharata Modi’s foray into mythology to explain the current downturn in Indian economy warrants a brief lesson and not just for the benefit of the government File image of Narendra Modi Image: PIB Shalya a powerful king and acclaimed charioteer was the brother of Madri Pandu’s second wife and mother of Nakula and Sahadeva the Pandava twins Before the start of the battle of Mahabharata Duryodhana tricked him into joining the Kauravas by posing as the eldest Pandava Though he agreed to honour his promise extracted though deceit when the Pandavas met him in Kurukshetra he readily blessed Yudhisthir with victory As his charioteer Shalya continuously cited Karna’s shortcomings reminding him that he did not have the capability to beat Arjuna This led to an interesting denouement on the 16th day of the epic battle When Karna aimed his arrow at Arjuna Shalya advised him to hit his enemy in the chest But convinced that Shalya wanted him to fail Karna aimed for the head and missed the mark when Krishna pushed Arjuna’s chariot to the ground So by comparing his critics like Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie with Shalya the prime minister is actually giving them a compliment telling them that they are rooting for the triumph of the good are correct in their assessment of the situation and rightly predicting the future —in this case the demise of the economy For there is very little to contradict what the critics are saying India’s GDP is down to 57 percent (around 37 percent according to the UPA-era method of calculating it) in spite of the global economy seeing one of its best years and low prices of crude that have not been passed on to consumers Factory output has fallen jobs are scarce and almost every sector has been hit with lay-offs The prime minister’s argument that the economy has seen far worse days just doesn’t wash In 2014 he was voted to power because of his promise of ‘achche din’ Now with key parameters pointing at slowdown he has gone back to the tired cliche of Indians having seen worst But hiding behind the past to justify the present just won’t help the government that was voted with a lot of hope and optimism When you can’t explain obfuscate This has always been the mantra of spin doctors of governments that struggle to perform So in his speech the prime minister claimed the quarterly growth rate had fallen below 57 percent many times during the UPA government But this like the Ashwatthama-moment in the Mahabharata was at best a half-truth For in January 2015 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) had adopted a new base year for calculating the GDP thus making such comparisons a bit biased in Modi’s favour Also Modi did not give a convincing explanation for the fall in other key indices like the IIP lack of jobs and the overall gloom in the market His rejoinder to the critics was high on the index of rhetoric and low on facts It was classical Modispeak where the messenger becomes more important than the message the style acquires prominence over content As the flawed comparison with Shalya suggests the government should expand its reading list adding of course a detailed narration of the Mahabharata A good starting point could be Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray where the author argues the value of an idea has nothing to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it "If one puts forwards an idea to a true Englishman — always a rash thing to do — he never dreams of considering whether the idea is right or wrong The only thing he considers of any importance is whether one believes it oneself" Replace Modi sarkar with Wilde’s true Englishman and you have the Picture of a government in perennial denial By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 9 2017 4:45 am Top News Two city museums Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya are among the over 180 cultural institutions from around the world that are participating in the Google Arts and Culture’s ‘We WearCulture’ project Launched at 3 pm on Wednesday it is the largest virtual exhibition project by the Internet giant The project will allow viewers to explore the 3000-year-old history of global fashion — from the history of the Silk Road and iconic items of clothing like Chanel’s Little Black Dress to the courtly fashions of Europe and traditional dresses from across the world The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) is participating in the project with two exhibitions — ‘15 Variations of the Sari’ that demonstrates the various styles in which the iconic Indian garment is worn and ‘Humsafar — The Companion which reflects on the journey of human life through specially-crafted textiles passed on from one generation to the next The Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum (BDL) Museum is participating with three exhibitions — ‘Textiles and Attires: 19th — Early 20th Century Bombay Presidency’ ‘Rare Books on Indian Textiles and Clothing from the 19th and early 20th Century’ and ‘Cotton Manufacture Trade and Textiles’ Other Indian institutes participating in the project include the Indian Museum in Kolkata the SEWA Hansiba Museum and Hyderabad’s Salar Jung Museum Among the international institutes that are part of the project are the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and the Kyoto Costume Institute For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Congress’ poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday held a two-hour meeting with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav who is trying to cobble together an alliance of like-minded parties ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls due early next year Kishor along with SP leader Amar Singh met Yadav at his Delhi residence this evening apparently to discuss the possibility of an alliance before the poll dates are announced Sources close to the development confirmed that Kishor met Yadav There was talk in political circles that Yadav spoke with JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who is also in Delhi However there was no immediate confirmation Kishor had managed Nitish Kumar’s successful assembly poll campaign last year Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav PTI Last week Mulayam’s younger brother and state SP chief Shivpal Singh had met JD(U)’s K C Tyagi and RLD chief Ajit Singh to invite them to SP’s 25th anniversary in Lucknow on November 5 Shivpal had said Lohiaites and followers of Charan Singh should join hands to beat BJP in Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party which was initially part of Bihar’s grand alliance had walked out of it after it was offered only a handful of seats to contest the assembly elections there The grand alliance of JD(U) RJD and Congress had however scripted a glorious electoral victory defeating the BJP-led NDA Shivpal had recently blamed his estranged cousin Ram Gopal Yadav for Samajwadi Party’s decision to walk out of the alliance in Bihar Ram Gopal a Rajya Sabha member has been backing Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in his fight against Shivpal Ram Gopal was recently sacked from the party amid escalating tension between the rival camps Given the unusual belligerence shown by Akhilesh Yadav the party apparently wants to fortify its position by bringing in new friends The SP’s main aim in the polls is prevent split of Muslim votes for which it is looking for an alliance with secular parties By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: May 30 2017 4:37 pm Baywatch which is a reboot of the popular 1990s TV show by the same name Related News Zac Efron’s grandparents showered love on their famous grandson as they arrived in a cinema hall here to watch the actor’s new movie Baywatch The proud grandparents who were dressed in some pretty rad prints were all smiles when they sauntered out to see the action comedy at the Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX in Bend Oregon on the film’s opening weekend reported E Online Along with an adorable picture of the cute pair on Instagram the 29-year-old actor wrote “This just makes everything even more awesome Love you grandma and grandpa I love you guys Can’t wait to talk u after the movie” The film which is based on the campy ’90s TV drama of the same name follows Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) and a brash new recruit (Efron) as the duo uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the beach It also stars Priyanka Chopra Kelly Rohrbach and Alexandra Daddario The movie has received largely negative reviews and finished third at the box office behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Guardian of the Galaxy Vol 2 with $181 million Efron will be next star in The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman While the former starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron was also the big debut for our desi export to the West Priyanka Chopra the film’s box office collections however did not turn out as expected Baywatch which is a reboot of the popular 1990s TV show by the same name Read Here |Baywatch drowns at US box office but Priyanka Chopra refuses to accept limitations seephotos According to a report in Variety “Paramount’s Baywatch was hoping to make an oceanic summer splash but looks to have ended up in the kiddie pool The rebooted property should land a three-day total of $181 million from 3647 locations and end the four-day holiday weekend with $22 million (not counting the money it made in sneaks on Wednesday) That’s far below early estimates The movie carries a production budget above $60 million” Trade analysts aren’t looking at the film rising above its performance over the week For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 27 2017 8:02 pm (Representational Image) Top News With temperature and humidity levels soaring in the national capital several hospitals are witnessing a rise in cases of diarrhoea dehydration and heat exhaustion Hospitals like Safdarjung Sir Ganga Ram Ram Manohar Lohia and Lok Nayak Hospital have reported almost 25-30 per cent increase in patients in the out-patients departments (OPDs) “The OPDs are jam-packed with patients complaining of dehydration dizziness and diarrhoea Microbial activities escalate in hot and humid weather and can cause severe gastroenteritis and stomach infections” said Dr A K Rai the medical superintendent of Safdarjung hospital He advised people to avoid road-side food and juices in this weather He added that people should drink lots of water as excess sweating causes hydration According to Dr S P Byotra the chairman of the department of medicine at Sir Ganga Ram hospital most of the patients coming with such complaints are either children or people who work outdoors “There is almost 40 per cent rise in the number of patients coming with complaints of diarrhoea and food poisoning Water and food-borne ailments like jaundice typhoid and diarrhoea are most common in this weather and people shold take precautions” he said A doctor from RML hospital stressed on intake of fresh and warm food to help prevent food and water-borne disease He said people should avoid going out in the sun in such a weather or carry an umbrella to protect themselves from exposure to sunlight “Those suffering from heart diseases and other co-morbidities should remain extra careful” the doctor said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top Newswickets from seven matches. #BB10 #video pic.

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which means that less than 13 per cent of the total stock was absorbed. This was the 58th such protest being organised by the state’s Maratha community,in government jobs.

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