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become a dominant theme of elections in a country where the majority is already looking to assert itself and has several grievances, To the party it could mean an opportunity to keep the Hindutva pot boiling and serving the Ram Mandir issue hot in the 2019 elections.s seven-page letter on refusing the post of Lokayukta, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will file a report to the Supreme Court (SC) on the status of the illegal buildings in the Worli compound.

A 22-member civil society delegation from Budgam met Mehbooba on 28 October at her residence and made a "passionate and earnest appeal to her to secure the release of Shahid.s victory on Tuesday night and said the duo were through to the next round,presumptive Republican presidential nominee. as he was considered dangerous and represented a?which Arjuna won. The dispossessed still have a lot of catching up to do in an unequal society. Coal must be denationalised because it is crucial to our energy security and because our mineral resources need to be managed much more efficiently.000 crore,and shall be liable to fine. It was thus considered a crime in the eyes of law Now the court says that homosexual relations between two consenting adults should not amount to a crime It needs to be made clear for the benefit of both the general public as well as the gay community that the Christian community does not (repeat it does not) treat people with homosexual tendencies as criminals Nor does it be believe that they can be regarded on par with criminals Thereforeit has no serious objection to the repealing of Section 377which incidentally is what the Delhi high court seems to have ruled today in its historic judgment In other wordsit does not object to decriminalising homosexualitythough it fears that doing so might increase cases of HIV/ AIDS The Vaticans stand on this is quite clear: They [homosexuals must be accepted with respectcompassion and sensitivity Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided (From the CatechismNo 2358) But one must hasten to add and this is what all religious leadersnot just of minoritiesshould distinguish between too that decriminalising is not the same as: a) granting legal benefits; and b) accepting it as normal or natural It is not the case that only Muslims or Christians would consider it as unnatural Are HinduSikh and other religious groups ready to accept it as natural Forgenuinely legalising it would mean granting them many other rightsincluding that of marriage and of raising a family And here lies the basic problem Let me clarify further thatnot just the mainstream churchesbut all religions and society in general accept the fact that the fundamental entity of society is the familybased on marriage between a man and a woman and where a child is nurtured in a natural environment to further Gods beautiful creation The Creator has ordained it so that a child is the fruit of union between a man and a woman This is the natural law of things; however much society progressesor believes itself to be liberated from archaic lawsit cannot change this fundamental fact And one does not even need to go to the Bible or the Koran or the Gita or the Veda-Puran to substantiate this reality of nature Having same-sex relationship does not serve this God-given purpose of procreation Thus what the religious groups need to distinguish between is decriminalisation of homosexuality and granting it legal benefits The former will help us extend our compassionate understanding towards this group of people rather than condemning it or rejecting it Cases are known of people changing their unnatural behaviour through counselling Andof coursemen living in prisons or boarding schools or even serving in the army develop such behaviour temporarily but then are back on track to natural relationships The writer is Director of the Delhi Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Barcelona | Updated: May 7 2017 1:27 am Lionel Messi Neymar and Luis Suarez were all on target as Barcelona kept Real Madrid within their sights in the La Liga title race (Source: Reuters) Top News Lionel Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals in all competitions to help Barcelona keep the pressure on Real Madrid in the Spanish league’s tight title race on Saturday Neymar and Luis Suarez also struck in a 4-1 victory over Villarreal that increased the combined goal tally of Barcelona’s trio of star strikers to 102 goals in the campaign Barcelona’s fifth straight win gave it three more points than Madrid before the latter visited the relegated Granada later Barcelona holds the tiebreaker over Madrid but Madrid will still have three matches to play after this round to Barcelona’s two That means Madrid controls its own fate as it tries to dethrone Barcelona and lift its first Liga title since 2012 BARCELONA 4 VILLARREAL 1 Messi’s goal on the last kick of the first half tilted a match that was wide open for the first 45 minutes in Barcelona’s favor Neymar who excelled in his incursions from the left flank throughout opened the scoring when he poked in a shot by Messi that hit a defender and fell to him in front of goalkeeper Andres Fernandez Villarreal responded with a goal by striker Cedric Bakambu in the 32nd when Roberto Soldado played him clear on the break as he sped away from Gerard Pique Pique wasted a cross by Messi that he only had to nod in and Soldado barely missed with a header on the other end before Neymar helped Messi take back the lead It’s the fifth season in Messi’s career that he’s reached 50 goals Neymar deftly dribbled past a pair of defenders and laid off for Messi to put the ball on his left boot Head down Messi opened an angle around two defenders and unleashed a long strike that took a deflection off Villarreal’s Mario Gaspar before finding the net Suarez fired his goal under Fernandez in the 69th after Sergi Roberto set him up in the area Messi added a penalty that he converted in the “panenka” style gently chipping the ball down the middle after the goalie moved after Jaume Costa handled the ball in the box Messi increased his league-leading haul to 35 goals followed by Suarez’s 27 ATLETICO MADRID 1 EIBAR 0 Atletico Madrid rebounded from its stinging loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League by sealing its return to the continent’s top-tier competition for a fifth consecutive year Atletico’s victory at home over Eibar ensured Diego Simeone’s side will finish in the top four places in Spain with two matches remaining Atletico remained in third place five points ahead of Sevilla in fourth and 11 ahead of Villarreal in fifth Atletico lost at Madrid 3-0 in the opening leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday The return leg is next Wednesday Far from being downcast following that defeat Atletico’s fans cheered loudly throughout the match and applauded players after the final whistle “It’s incredible our fans are with us until the end” goalscorer Saul Niguez said “We gave it our all just like our fans despite the result of the other day They will be with us again on Wednesday We will do everything we can to pull off the comeback” The top three spots in Spain earn automatic berths to next season’s Champions League group phase while the fourth-placed finisher must go through a playoff Atletico labored to the win thanks to Niguez’ 69th-minute goal The midfielder drilled in a low cross by Diego Godin that substitute Fernando Torres smartly decided not to touch when it crossed his path Godin was sent off in stoppage time after picking up two quick bookings ruling him out of the penultimate round at Real Betis Eibar was left in eighth place SPORTING GIJON 1 LAS PALMAS 0 Carlos Carmona’s goal midway through the second half gave Sporting hope that it can avoid relegation Sporting’s first win in eight rounds lifted it to within three points of Leganes which hosts Real Betis on Monday Osasuna along with Granada have already been relegated For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 1 2016 10:57 am Priyanka Chopra who appeared on the red carpet of Oscars 2016 today (February 29) has fans all over the world but they cannot beat her fans in India who made her the second most searched celebrity according to the Google Search Trends (Source: AP) Related News Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has made it to Hollywood by bagging the Baywatch film The actress who appeared on the Oscars 2016 red carpet today (February 29) has fans going gaga over her the world but they cannot beat her fans in India who made her the second most searched celebrity according to the Google Search Trends Google trends also reveal that India is among the top 10 countries to be gripped by the Oscar fever this year Google announced that 2016 began with a never-seen-before search trends interest for the 88th Academy Awards Compared to 2015 this year has seen an unprecedented 70% Year On Year (Y-O-Y_ growth in queries for the Oscars January 2016 saw a 2X spike in searches in comparison to December 2015 (Read:Priyanka Chopra shines at Oscars 2016; Bollywood friends and fans go gaga) As high as 50% of all Oscar searches worldwide have originated from the USA Markets that make up to the next 30% of the search share include UK Canada Australia and Spain India contributes to about 2% of the global searches for the Oscars and still makes it to the top 10 markets for Oscar searches (PHOTOS:Oscars 2016: Priyanka Chopra makes Oscars debut wows in Zuhair Murad gown) All varieties of queries are being typed by the users – around the awards award dates and nominations Here are the search trends reflecting the top searches for Oscars 2016 in India (Read:Oscars 2016: Karan Johar’s predictions were bang on) Best Picture – Among the nominees for ‘Best Picture’ at this year’s Academy Awards it is the Revenant that unsurprisingly claims top spot followed by Mad Max: Fury Road The top searched nominees in this category are: The Revenant Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian Room Bridge of Spies Spotlight and The Big Short (Read:Oscars 2016: Leonardo Dicaprio tweets his thanks to The Academy here’s Twitter reaction to his win Best Actor – For all the Indian fans Leonardo DiCaprio emerged as the most popular nominee in the race for Best Actor Matt Damon (The Martian) follows as the second most searched contender Other nominees such as Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) and Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) trail behind the first two luminaries Incidentally DiCaprio also emerges at the most searched Best Actor nominee across the US Best Actress – Among the Best Actress nominees Cate Blanchett (Carol) is the most-searched nominee followed by Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) Brie Larson (Room) Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) In the US the two best searched nominees in this category are Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence (PICS:Oscars 2016: Leonardo Dicaprio wins his first Oscar for The Revenant) Best Director – The top directors at the 88th Academy Awards being searched for include: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant) Adam McKay (The Big Short) George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road); Lenny Abrhamson (Room) and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) Other Searches around Oscars 2016 Red Carpet Dress – Top searched contenders for the Best Red Carpet Dress are Olivia Wilde Priyanka Chopra Jennifer Lawrence Charlize Theron and Saoirse Ronan Top Searched Designers – The top searched designers for Oscars 2016 have been Valentino Zubair Murad Alexander McQueen Tadashi Shoji and Calvin Klein Going back to the previous years the top searches from across the world for the best Red Carpet Dress have been for Anne Hathaway (2013) Jennifer Lawrence (2013) Jennifer Lopez (2012) Lupita Nyong’o (2015) and Gwyneth Paltrow (2012) Top Searched Acceptance Speeches – Acceptance speeches are part of the Oscars folklore The memorable ones not only get imprinted in collective memory but also get dredged up through searches year after year Google Search Trends reveal the top searched acceptance speeches by actors and actresses through the years Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor 2014) Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor 2104) Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress 2013) Patricia Arquette (Best Supporting Actress 2015) and Meryl Streep (Best Actress 2012) are those whose speeches have been immortalized in public memory and have been the top searched this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: April 7 2016 2:51 pm “I always thought I will buy a house in Mumbai only if I receive good response in Hindi film industry” Taapsee Pannu said Related News Actress Taapsee Pannu who has featured in films like “Baby” “Chashme Baddoor” and Telugu films like “Aadukalam” and “Vastadu Naa Raju” now owns a four-bedroom flat here after working for three years in Bollywood Talking about the new house that she has bought in Andheri here the 28-year-old actress shared that she first wanted to wait for Bollywood’s response in terms of her work and only then take the huge investment risk “I always thought I will buy a house in Mumbai only if I receive good response in Hindi film industry It’s a huge investment so I didn’t want to take a risk if things don’t turn out good for me here” Taapsee said in a statement “Fortunately everything turned out to be better than what you expected and I am really happy with the response and specially with the kind of films I am getting here That’s the space I always wanted to be in So this calls for having my own space in this expensive city Hope my new residence turns out to be lucky for me” she added On the work front Taapsee is currently filming for “Pink” which is a Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directorial produced by Shoojit Sircar and “Ghazi” which will also feature actors Rana Daggubati Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: February 6 2017 7:21 am Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring their first goal with Ander Herrera and Juan Mata Reuters / Darren Staples Livepic Top News Manchester United continued their push for a top-four finish with a comfortable 3-0 victory at champions Leicester City on Sunday extending their unbeaten Premier League run to 15 games Henrikh Mkhitaryan open the scoring with a cool finish after he galloped onto Chris Smalling’s header in the 42nd minute and with Leicester’s defence still recovering Zlatan Ibrahimovic added a second two minutes later Juan Mata stroked home their third goal after some delightful link up play with Mkhitaryan in the 49th and United easily closed out the game against a Leicester side who have yet to score a league goal in 2017 United stay sixth on 45 points but have cut the gap to Liverpool and Arsenal one and two points above them in fifth and fourth respectively while Leicester are 16th — one point above the relegation zone “It’s easy to play anywhere” Mkhitaryan told Sky Sports after manager Jose Mourinho’s tactical shift to deploy him behind Ibrahimovic saw United take control “When we are playing football one-two passes are very easy no matter which position We tried to change the formation during the game and that’s not something that is new for us “In this game the manager thought it was better I play behind the striker It was his decision and I agreed and I was trying to do my best” SLOWING MOMENTUM Although United arrived at the King Power Stadium unbeaten in 14 league games three straight draws had halted their momentum Having seen Arsenal and Liverpool lose on Saturday United were keen to increase the pressure on their rivals for a top-four place but they did not have it all their own way in a passionate full-blooded opening A committed Leicester had the better of the first 30 minutes but eventually after the tactical reshuffle United’s class told with Mkhitaryan surging clear to score a superb opener United were in the ascendancy and doubled their lead when Ibrahimovic wrong-footed goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to slide home his 15th league goal this season The halftime break did nothing to halt United’s momentum and with Mkhitaryan dictating proceedings they added a third when Mata finished off a silky move having collected the Armenian’s precise return pass Leicester avoided the ignominy of conceding any more goals but it was another miserable performance and their fourth successive league defeat The champions have now won just two of their last 15 league matches and sit precariously close to the drop zone For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: June 14 2015 10:47 am Rapper YG was shot thrice in the hip when he was leaving from his studio after a recording session Top News Rapper YG was shot thrice in the hip when he was leaving from his studio after a recording session The 25-year-old rapper whose real name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson managed to pull himself into his car and someone from his entourage drove him to a nearby hospital reported Aceshowbiz He is doing fine now said entrepreneur and hip-hop marketing guru Karen Civil who has worked with YG in the past “YG is doing fine Nothing life-threatening” Civil tweeted Police found “multiple shell casings and blood on the sidewalk” No one has been arrested regarding the shooting The “Who Do You Love” rapper was reportedly “very uncooperative” when police tried to interview him For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Abhishek Angad | Delhi | Updated: December 21 2015 4:10 am Life on a winter noon at a jhuggi cluster in Northwest Delhi’s Keshavpuram (Express Photo by Abhishek Angad) Related News Half-naked and barefoot children run along the tracks unmindful of a few others defecating while squatting on them The mothers apart from occasional glances over their shoulders remain seated on cots placed between two tracks; busy with their chores Men play cards some stroll by the side of the tracks A few bicycles rest against the iron poles Grains are spread on bedsheets clothes hung on ropes A Bollywood song plays in the background: Wada na tod (Dil Tujhko Diya 1987) It is noon and a train barrels down the tracks towards the life being lived by the tracks and the space in between Women pull their children close men drag the cots away The train rushes past and life is back on track again till the next train appears on the horizon For residents of 900-odd jhuggis (shanties) lining up two sides of the tracks between North West Delhi’s Keshavpuram and Wazirpur areas what appears chaotic to an outsider’s eye is an everyday affair They are encroachers on Railways land And there are many of them along the tracks across Delhi As many as 47000 jhuggis are packed in 52 clusters along 70 km of tracks according to data with the Northern Railways Some houses are “hard encroachments” made of brick and mortar; others are “soft encroachments” set up after 1998 Mehrun Khatun 30 sits by the track inserting beads into a rubber strap for a sandal She gets Rs 1 for inserting beads into 12 such straps Her children help her Together they make Rs 100 a day Her husband is a rickshaw puller “We manage to earn just enough for our family” says Khatun This place has been her “home” for 10 years “Where else can we go” Her neighbour Vikram a daily wage labourer and father of three says “I came here 10 years ago from Amroha and this was the only place we could afford I know this is a dangerous place to stay but we have managed to survive till now Although a few deaths have been reported no such incident has taken place in the last one year” Vikram seems disturbed “Are you from the Railways” he asks The December 12 demolition of shanties in Shakurbasti has given him sleepless nights “Kejriwal (Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal) toh bola hai ki koi jhuggi nahi tootega lekin ab kuchh pakka nahi hai (Kejriwal has said jhuggis will not be demolished but now nothing is certain)” he says Close by near Adarsh Nagar bridge a jhuggi is home to barber Arun Kumar 28 His saloon a modest five feet by five feet room is near the track “I charge Rs 20 for a haircut and Rs 15 for a shave I make Rs 6000 to 7000 a month” he says From the background his 50-year-old mother shouts “He is lying He hasn’t earned even Rs 50 today” Kumar grins and says “Sometimes business is very bad” At 3 pm another train approaches As the discussion veers towards the Shakurbasti demolition Kumar seems unperturbed “If they demolish our houses we will have to move but the Railways have to serve a notice first right They haven’t served us a notice since 1997” About 15 km from Adarsh Nagar bridge near Asia’s biggest textile market Gandhi Bazaar lies a cluster of shanties from Lohapul to Shahdara stretching up to three kilometres After the Shakurbasti demolition which triggered protests amid the death of a toddler a proposed demolition drive by Railways on December 19 in this area was not carried out Maifuz Ali moved from Lucknow to Delhi in 1985 and made his home in this cluster “We know we are sitting on Railway land lekin ab jayenge kahan (where else will we go now)” He says the place received notices from the Railways twice this year but “nothing happened” Palak 60 another resident of the cluster says “If the Railways want to demolish our jhuggi they have to give us a place to stay What about Kejriwal’s promise” She brandishes her voter ID Jurisdiction of Railways and Delhi government are not what she loses sleep over For the Railways clearing their land of such encroachment is a long procedure Railways officials say they are not against rehabilitation and have even paid the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) for this work A Railways official who does not want to be named says “Between 2003-05 we paid DUSIB Rs 1125 crore for removing 4410 jhuggis but 10 years later only 297 jhuggis were removed We have also asked them to conduct a survey of six jhuggi jhopdi (JJ) clusters between New Delhi and Narela for rehabilitation and relocation Four are completed and two are going on” A Railways document states that apart from the project in Shakurbasti a Rs 156-crore grade separator connecting Bhatinda line to Ambala line was sanctioned in 2000 The document states both the “approaches are full of encroachments One at Daya Basti and another at Lawrence Road” Read More | Challenges in the lives of loco-pilots In the late winter afternoon children gather near a golgappa stall Next to it a vendor has spread out sarees Senior citizens sit on plastic chairs basking in the sun It is as residential a colony as any except that there is little authorised about it A ride from New Delhi to Adarsh Nagar railway station and a closer look than usual reveals more about lives lived on the railway tracks Read More | Shakurbasti demolition: What Railways affidavit says More than six years ago the Railways had planned a new terminal with three platforms in New Delhi area The project is yet to take off Land allotted for the project became home to Shakurbasti The demolition of Shakurbasti led to a PIL in the Delhi High Court by Congress leader Ajay Maken seeking orders for a rehabilitation plan for the displaced residents The court rapped the Railways for clearing Shakurbasti jhuggi cluster “without alternate arrangements” for rehabilitation of its residents “in the biting cold” The court also pulled up the Railways after its counsel failed to answer queries on whether a proper survey of the area had been done as per law For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Harvey | Published: December 6 2016 10:10 pm Top News The man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute has been arrested and jailed on a manslaughter charge records show Ronald Gasser 54 was arrested late Monday He was initially taken into custody after the shooting last Thursday but he was released without being charged pending further investigation Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand announced a news conference for 10 am Tuesday to discuss the case Normand has said the dispute between the men started on a bridge and proceeded into a New Orleans suburb Gasser shot McKnight three times from inside his car while McKnight stood outside Normand said No weapon was found on or near McKnight’s body authorities said When deputies arrived the sheriff said Gasser handed them his gun and said he shot McKnight 28 McKnight is black and Gasser is white authorities said Normand said race hasn’t played a role in the case McKnight played three seasons for the New York Jets and one with the Kansas City Chiefs The Jets held a moment of silence Monday night before their game against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium to honor the former running back McKnight was rated the nation’s No 1 running back recruit when he signed with the University of Southern California He was a fourth-round draft pick of the Jets in 2010 and played three seasons for New York McKnight had a 107-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in 2011 and it remains the longest play in Jets history He also spent a season with Kansas City and most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League McKnight’s death was eerily similar to that of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith who was killed last April in a shooting sparked by a traffic altercation The man accused of shooting Smith is on trial in New Orleans A decade ago Gasser was involved in a similar altercation _ at the same intersection _ with a driver The sheriff said that in February 2006 a man observed a truck driving erratically and called a number on the truck speaking to a man later identified as Gasser Gasser and the man got into a fight on the phone and then Gasser followed the man to a service station confronted him and hit him several times Gasser drove away and the victim called 911 Investigators found Gasser and issued a misdemeanor summons for simple battery which was later dismissed Authorities have said they are trying to determine why it was dismissed For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: November 25 2015 2:31 pm “Composer Devi Sri Prasad wants NTR to sing but nothing has been finalized yet If everything goes as planned and if his schedule permits he may sing this track called ‘Follow Follow’” a source said Related News Actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) Jr, but nothing has been finalized yet.

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