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2015 12:15 am Amit Shah with Manjul Krishna Thakur. We knew it would have been a difficult chase with our spinners but as soon as D/L came in, Gandhi had made cleanliness and sanitation central to the nationalist movement. Legal deterrence is politically fraught, of course, on global terror to climate change, PTI Stating that he would go on a fast,just likehe did in 2011 on the Lokpal issue Hazare told PTI at Latur “If the government doesn’t make changes in the Bill to safeguard farmers’ interests we will launch a nationwide jail bharo agitation The second alternative is my fast like the one in 2011” But before the nation plans for the massive agitation planned by the social activist it is interesting to note thathis mass contact programme planned with the farmers across the country and ‘padyatra’ from Sevagram to Delhi never happened It has gone nowhere so far even as the NDA government has shown no sign of backing off on its bill "It’ll take some time as a committee is yet to be formed and further plan of action will be decided thereafter A meeting was recently held in Pune to contact farmers over there" Hazare’s assistant Datta Awari from Ralegan Sidhi told Firstpost Hazare during his last visit to Delhi on February 27 had told Firstpost “I have to live for my farmers I don’t want to fall ill or die by undertaking a fast Now this time it will be ‘Jail Bharo’ (filling up the jails) It’ll be a mass movement an agitation against the central government” Prior to it he had said that mass contact with the farmers would be made to mobilize them for a ‘padyatra’ from Sevagram to Delhi A source close to Hazare said “A meeting will soon be commenced to form the committee It has somehow got delayed After that the agenda and plan of action will be chalked out regarding mass contact and padyatra” Hazare had mentioned the ‘jail bharo andolan’ as the last resort – to be undertaken after the ‘padyatra’ – if the government refused to budge on the land bill issue But first it was to spread awareness amongst the farmers in the country “Our aim will be to spread awareness against the ills of this Bill which the government wants to push through and to bring as many farmers and volunteers in the fold of our movement They will be a part of the padyatra” Hazare had said However the member sounded apprehensive about the future of Hazare’s ‘padyatra’ and nationwide mobilization of farmers “Nothing much has progressed since Anna ji’s last Delhi visit Now they have to decide the final course of action after setting up a committee” a member of Bhoomi Adhigrahan Adhyadesh Pratirodh Aandolan an umbrella organization of farmers’ unions said on condition of anonymity This organization had backed Hazare’s farmers’ rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in February which was the first major public agitation against the BJP-led government at the Centre “Somewhere there seems to be inconsistency in the movement It has slowed down from January-February when it had seemed to be picking up” the member of the umbrella organization added Written by Tunku Varadarajan | Updated: January 24 2016 8:46 am Journalist siddharth Varadarajan Related News How free is India The country boasts of its democracy often with reason India’s record of regular elections is enviable especially when one considers its political and linguistic diversity the size of its population and its shameful levels of education We can all agree that the country gets the formal mechanics of democracy right — against heavy odds What India tends to get wrong — sometimes horribly so — are the organic details of democracy the questions of individual choice and freedom of tolerance and non-violent co-existence that separate truly democratic societies from those that fall short Freedom of speech has never been India’s forte Public expression is often silenced by groups that disagree with its content and threaten violence in response They do so secure in the belief that the State will usually hustle the speaker off the podium (literally or metaphorically) to maintain public order rather than corral and castigate the disruptors of speech Also read: Threats to journalist an attack on freedom of expression: Editors Guild In India the mob has a veto on speech; and an example of this veto occurred on January 20 at Allahabad University when bully-boys from the ABVP — the Baby-BJP on campus — forced the cancellation of a speech by my brother Siddharth Varadarajan on ‘Democracy Media and Freedom of Expression’ (Siddharth editor of The Hindu before being ousted in a squalid internal putsch is now founding editor of The Wire) It’s hard not to chuckle over the irony of a lecture on free speech being silenced by unruly dissenters One chuckles also over the ABVP leaders’ descriptions of leftist Siddharth as ‘anti-national’ and ‘communal’ — the latter because of its incongruity given the saffron source of the utterance; and the former because of the bizarre phenomenon of hyper-nationalist student protests Whatever happened to the days when idealistic kids protested against nationalism not at its behest The ABVP’s actions are part of an unlovely trend in which anyone who’s not inclined to paint the rosiest picture of India is deemed unpatriotic Witness the ideological lynching of Aamir Khan recently when the actor had the temerity to suggest that all isn’t perfect in this Motherland of ours Siddharth had been invited to speak by the Allahabad University Student Union and while on campus he was forced to seek shelter in the vice-chancellor’s office for 30 minutes while an ABVP mob raged outside The Baby BJP-ers weren’t there to debate: “We had planned to paint the faces of Varadarajan and the event organisers and throw shoes and eggs at them But we decided against it because a physical attack would have given them more publicity We gheraoed the V-C’s office” said ABVP vice-president Vikrant Singh unembarrassed to this newspaper Also read: ABVP gheraos V-C’s office cops escort journalist Siddharth Varadarajan out of Allahabad University campus “I was taken aback” Siddharth told me “when the thick-set mustachioed university security guards implored me not to try to leave the V-C’s office by myself saying the ABVP guys are capable of anything — ‘Kuchh bhi kar sakte hain’ —and that they would not be able to guarantee my safety” So he was a hostage There is another irony here as Siddharth points out to me Arun Jaitley India’s Information and Broadcasting Minister is a former ABVP leader “I am surprised” Siddharth said “at his silence over the hounding of a journalist an editor — someone he used to have no hesitation calling when he was in the Opposition in order to understand arguments I was making for example on the need for a tougher nuclear liability law” I await Mr Jaitley’s response — as Information Minister — and his reaction to the mob-censorship of his erstwhile student party The writer is the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution He [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Panaji | Published: November 21 2016 5:53 pm Prakash Jha says he shares a special bond with actor Ajay Devgn thanks to their frequent collaborations like Apaharan Gangaajal and Raajneeti Top News Director Prakash Jha says he shares a special bond with actor Ajay Devgn thanks to their frequent collaborations like Apaharan Gangaajal and Raajneeti The 64-year-old filmmaker says the understanding that he shares with Devgn is what makes things easy for them “We both share a very good understanding It’s easy to work with him because of his style His understanding of life is great The way he works suits both of us” Jha told PTI on the sidelines of the 10th edition of NFDC Film Bazaar “I’m easy with everyone though there are certain things which work better with Ajay” he added Asked if the duo is planning to collaborate anytime soon Jha said “Right now there is nothing anything that we are working on but as soon as I will get the good script or project we will think about it” The filmmaker who has last year announced the sequel to Rajneeti says he is still working on the pre-production “I’m still working on ‘Rajneeti 2’ We’re trying to set it up In the next three-four weeks I would be able to get to know that whether ‘Rajneeti 2’ is going on floors first or if there is any other subject we’ll work on One of these things will soon happen” he said Ajay Devgn meanwhile is basking in the success of his latest film Shivaay Both Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay released on the same day For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsHyderabad: Stressing that poverty alleviation would become a reality only by rooting out corruption TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu today vowed to work in that direction as he welcomed the Centre’s decision to constitute a Special Investigation Team on black money "All the black money stashed in foreign and tax-haven countries should be brought back to India The money can be utilised to develop under-developed areas in the country and also for poverty alleviation" Chandrababu asserted while delivering valedictory address at the TDP’s two-day annual conclave Mahanadu at Gandipet 25 km from here today N Chandrababu Naidu AFP "I totally welcome the Centre’s decision to constitute a SIT on black money I fully support it and want the black money brought back to the country" he added Lamenting that corruption has become a bane for the country Chandrababu said India would emerge as a poverty-free country if it became a corruption-free country "I will strive to make India a corruption-free country" he said amidst applause from party cadres Meanwhile the Mahanadu adopted a resolution approving the move to transform TDP into a national party Politburo member Yanamala Ramakrishnudu moved the resolution saying there was every need for the TDP to become a national party in the prevailing political scenario in the country "Some national parties could not win even two Parliament seats across the country We are a strong party in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and won 16 Lok Sabha seats in the recent elections We can also spread to other states where there is sizeable presence of Telugu people" he said The TDP will now apply to the Election Commission of India seeking recognition as a national party sources said PTIthe crater lake.

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Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 4educational administrator. What are your focus areas What valuesphilosophy does the school believe in inculcating in students We enable students to compete at the highest levelsespecially in the globalised world It is important for students to compete not only at the national as well as the international levels We are trying out the most judicious ways to use technology in educationsuch as computer-enabled learning and digital libraries We also have the countrys first digital mathematics laboratory and video conferencing Do you think it is important to have a teacher training programme I think the teacher training programme has to be taken up very carefully We have a vigorous quality improvement programme in our school It is a very specific programme We test teachers level of knowledge through two tests every year Right nowwe have no quality improvement programmes Like in the case of Medicinewhich has a Continuous Medical Educationwe should have Continuous Teachers Education And I think it should be made mandatory for every teacher In the Medial Council of Indiaevery doctor has to undergo a test because they have to deal with human lives Teachers deal with childrenwho are the future of the country I also think teachers should be given licences to teach Only if a teacher qualifies for the test should he/she be allowed to teach further I think we need to look deeper into this Many principals complain that hiring teachers has become a huge issue because there are not enough qualified people Do you feel the same Yes I think we need to work on the concept of issuing licences to teachers A Continuous Teachers Education test should be put in place also I think every schools should also take initiatives on their own In factthe Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has given a fair share of freedom to schools The onus now lies on the schools to train teachers How has the response of studentsparents and teachers of the school been to the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme There is a lot happening in that sector In Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)the teacher has to do a lot There a dire need for innovative teaching CCE is doing well and the response of the students is good Howeverin this systemsome teachers may also become laxthinking that there is going to be no failure or detention SoI think a strong supervisory system has to be set up in schools to ensure that the CCE system is being implemented in the true spirit Schools should provide every child with a platform to perform On the positive sidestudents have become very relaxed because of this system They have fun while learningwhich is a good thing Actuallythrough CCEit is up to the teacher to decide what kinds of projects to assign to studentsand check if the activities given are student-friendly The process of teaching has to be made interestinginstead of monotonous The CBSE has also said that all projects under CCE have to be completed by students within school hours Is that feasible for schools and students Completing the projects within schools hours is not feasible Students will have to take home some of the work because it is not possible for students to complete them in school It may not be productive The Board is also wary of students copying data from the Internet and presenting it in their projects How can you check this Teachers can figure out what has been downloaded from the Internetand what the students have written by themselves It is up to the teacher to check if the student has put in original information in the project A teacher has to make sure that the child has been original Private schools had reservations against a few provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act Do you also think the RTE infringes on the autonomy of schools The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act is a welcome step However schools should be given autonomy We have to think how schools will sustain themselves According to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Actschools have to reserve 25 per cent of the total number of seats for the economically weaker sections of the society For thisbetter infrastructure is requiredand schools have to upgrade every year The government says it will pay us as per its scale for each EWS child But the government should compensate schools as well Even nowwe are not sure what the government will pay the schools for each EWS child in the school We have been told that the schools will get 1000-12000 rupees per child Howeverthat will not fully cover the cost I also think the RTE Act should be extended till Class X at least Smart classrooms are the buzzword of the day How much do you think technology in the classroom has helped students and teachers I believe in technologybut it can never replace teachers It has made teaching easy and interestingbut we have to make judicious use of technology Any interesting projects coming up in your school A Mothers Empowerment Programme has been running in the school since last year For thismothers of students belonging to Economically Weaker Sections of the society in the school are invitedand teachers interact with them It empowers mothersso they can help children benefit from education Our teachers adopt the mothers and teach them basic English and spoken English They come to the school every Saturday We also teach them to read the school diary and circulars They come to the school after classes get over every Saturday We also educate them on operating ATMsfilling bank forms and health and hygiene Our teachers have volunteered for this programme We are also conducting another programme called the Rural Education Mission Our staffers go to schools in rural areas to teach children orbetter stilltrain their teachers The future of India lies in its villages For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Zaira Arslan | Published: March 22 2012 1:32 am Top News Once popular folk music of Goagets a fresh introduction at NCPA’s ongoing Living Traditions series In the 1970sMiguel and Lisette Cotta were music teachersand for many years before thatthey entertained Goan audiences singing popular folk songs After their children Franz Schubert named after the famous Austrian composer and Chantale Marie Cotta were old enoughthe entire family began performing on a Portuguese variety programme called ‘ Renascenca ‘ on All India Radio in the 80s This programme was discontinued in the mid-Nineties and the family then moved to playing regularly at five-star hotels Ever sincedespite the demand for Goan folk music steadily decreasing even at traditional occasions such as weddingsthe Cottas perhaps currently the best known musical family in Goa have kept the music alive On Thursdaythe National Centre for Performing ArtsNariman Pointbrings them to Mumbai for the second evening of Living Traditions 2012: Goa Gala and their first performance in the city The four Cottas will perform a number of different types of traditional Konkani songs Their primary focushoweverwill be on the Mando where Konkani songs are set to Latin-American tunes that speak of love On Wednesday eveningSonia Shirsat inaugurated the Goa Gala event singing Fado a genre that can be traced from the beginning of the 19 th century in Portugal Traditionallythese were sung by the wives of seafaring men when their husbands left home Fado is semi-classical in natureone that I would compare to Hindi ghazals?s elevation is clear reflection of ruling BSP? 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