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Advocate A P Singh,but allowed his plea to approach the Supreme Court for further directions seeking fresh translation. News18 The Telangana legislature in April passed a bill, "Why don’t you work for the socio-economic and educational empowerment of Muslims. Thu 26. the third largest partner in the ruling coalition with nine MLAs.The party said on Tuesday that it saw no reason for their leader to step down Party leader and government chief whip Thomas Unniyadan said that the Kerala High Court order on Mondaywas in fact not against Mani but in his favour as the Vigilance Court observations against the state finance minister had been expunged "There is not even a word against Mani in the verdict Why should he resign The High Court verdict is favouring the minister Has the court said anywhere that Mani was guilty And so there is no reason for him to resign" he told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram adding that the verdict had been wrongly interpreted by the media reports PTI Referring to the calls in various quarters for Mani to step down including demands within Congress itself he countered that "no one had asked Mani to resign" Asked if Kerala Congress (M) was divided over the issue Unniyadan said the party was united and "solidly" behind its leader Meanwhile Congress mouthpiece Veekshanam in a hard-hitting editorial on Tuesday said that Mani’s resignation was "inevitable" The verdict has come as a big blow to the beleaguered 82-year-old Mani who has the distinction of being a member of the State Assembly for 50 years uninterruptedly from 1965 Mani who heads the Empowered Committee on GST was in Kochi when the verdict came Reacting to the development Mani said there was a "conspiracy" against him and he knew who the people behind it were A meeting of the KC-M Parliamentary party would be held prior to the UDF meeting he said on Monday Sharpening the attack on Mani the LDF Opposition which has been seeking Mani’s removal from the Cabinet ever since the scam broke was quick to once again press for his removal On Tuesday former Kerala chief whip PC George resigned as MLA saying KM Mani should follow suit according to CNN-IBN Left and BJP workers on Monday took out protest demonstrations in front of the secretariat and different parts of the state demanding Mani’s resignation CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told reporters on Monday that Mani and Chandy should resign immediately while Marxist veteran VS Achuthanandan said the minister should quit if he had any "self respect remaining" Joining the chorus for Mani’s resignation were Congress second rung leaders including VD Sateeshan TN Pratapan and Anil Kumar Earlier in the day on Monday the High Court had upheld further probe in the bar bribery case ordered by a Vigilance Court and observed that "Caesar’s wife should be above suspicion and common man should not have the feeling that no investigation has been conducted when the accused is a minister" The court also left it to the conscience of Mani to decide on his future course of action after the verdict An FIR was filed against Mani last year after a "quick verification" by the Vigilance department on the charges by Kerala State Bar Hotel Owners’ Association working President Biju Ramesh that the Minister had accepted Rs 1 crore as bribe for renewal of licences of more than 400 Indian Made Foreign Liquor bars in the state With inputs from PTI There is one Delhi which is marked by poignant addresses which are delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort where pipe and drum bands parade towards Raisina Hill to celebrate the glory of being Indian Then there is another set of people in the same city hopping dark bars in hipster markets Louboutin and Gucci boutiques and French gourmet restaurants pairing foie gras with sauternes One has to drive away from the gladdening sameness of the capital deeper and deeper into its own heart where the air is dustier big garbage bins wait endlessly to be cleared and a saline stench is a constant presence The well-heeled tell tales of blueberry flavoured paper on which joints are rolled and some more tales of Malana cream as the biggest highlight of a recent trek to the hills of Himachal or that last holiday to Amsterdam where they learnt a new hash cake recipe As per the Narcotics Control Bureau’s Delhi unit among the areas from which cocaine is trafficked are South Delhi’s posh localities like Saket Greater Kailash and Safdarjung Enclave Cannabis (charas hashish or gaanja) on the other hand as the list suggests is more commonly trafficked in North Delhi’s Majnu ka Tila Mangolpuri and Sultanpuri—heavily crime-prone ghettos JJ Colony Bawana a resettlement colony just off Delhi’s north-eastern borders and New Delhi & Old Delhi railway stations Chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anoymous are quite strong in Delhi with roughly 5000 members in each These follow an international model of fellowship of men and women who help each other in their common addiction “I’ve been a member of Alcohol Anoymous and I can tell you that in both communities you can find a software professional and a rickshaw puller the problem transends classes and the impact on mental peace and family and work life seems just the same” said Yash Badal who recovered nearly two years ago but is still a member of Alcohol Anonymous For instance Chattarpur on the Delhi-Haryana border has rehab homes for the rich and the poor While Bhumika Foundation Trust has a humble set-up of dormitories and withdrawal and counselling rooms that cost up to Rs 15000 for a month Safe House Wellness Retreat is a resort-like rehabilitation facility with a pool gymnasium a chef (and a sous chef) Here a single room can be booked for three months for Rs 9 lakh Both the rich and the poor may be smoking different qualities of the same drug but they have much in common Firstpost walked into urban villages in all parts of Delhi to find out what the capital is doing to itself New Seelampur north-east Delhi: In October 2016 Firstpost had compiled a ground report on New Seelampur’s drug crisis A year later we found that nothing much had changed in this Muslim-dominated resettlement colony One can still find an addict in nearly each home Last year MLA Haji Ishraq Khan had told us that the DDA doesn’t grant them land to build a nasha mukti kendra One full year has passed and there still isn’t any government-funded rehabilitation centre in the area Addicts lie passed out on the streets of Seelampur even around a park outside the New Usmanpur Police Station but no one does anything about it People smoking up inside in a rundown brick building that belongs to the Delhi Jal Board; New Seelampur Firstpost/Pallavi Rebbapragada New Seelampur is a mere 63 kilometeres from Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS) but it should be noted that in the Mental Health Care Act 2017 it is stated that independent patients should not be given treatment without their informed consent Asif Chaudhary an old resident said that here entire families are addicted to cheap cannabis and chemical drugs sold openly at pharmacies “Addiction is a part of life here I have watched little boys inhale smack along with their brothers and fathers Even girls are into drugs It is highly unlikely that these people will admit to themselves that there’s a problem let alone admitting themselves in centres” He shared that several addicts steal electric transformers Here people make a living by peeling the plastic off pipes heaps and heaps of which are strewn about To get to the copper quickly these pipes are sometimes set on fire which generates chemical smoke“If the problem of drugs is fixed we can focus on improving drainage and the rising levels of pollution” added Asif pointing to a thick black fog that soon engulfed us In New Seemapuri peddlers zero in on people like eagles swooping down on their prey Here two adolescents confessed to us that they peddle for Rs 200 a day They try to sell us a red and white cycle puncture tube for Rs 50 and a stapled packet of gaanja for another Rs 50 When asked who gives them these drugs they disappeared into the the dark depths of a ghetto Rajiv Kumar who runs the Pardarshita Welfare Foundation for education and health in the area told Firstpost that in the last four to five years the region has seen a steep rise in drug addiction “All kinds of nashas are available in every other lane and those consuming them are mostly minors This has resulted in an increase in the crime rate especially against girls who end up being molested on their way to school and find it harder to leave their homes” he also mentioned that acid attacks and chain snatchings were common crimes in New Seemapuri Adolescent peddlers with a puncture tube and a packet of ganja Pallavi Rebbapragada/Firstpost There was a police booth quite close to his NGO and yet we ran into peddlers “The police is incompetent” he admitted On his insistence a group of women came to his office to speak to us They shared stories like that of a 14-year-old boy piercing himself with syringes in front of his parents One made a comment that by burning their bodies with poisons these children will become old before they even become young Bhalswa Dairy north-west Delhi: This neighbourhood is mostly home to rag pickers and is adjacent to the 21-acre landfill where 2700 tonnes of garbage is dumped everyday “Here children who are rag pickers consume drugs every day” said Pushpa a social worker who often tweets to Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal about drainage illegal construction attempts and other municipal problems in Bhalswa The garbage stench makes it nearly impossible to breathe in Bhalswa “After the high of the addiction sets in it becomes easier to bear the stensch in the air” said a boy who walked out of a demolished Sulabh toilet He confessed that he was inhaling smack in there and showed us a thin packet with a brick-red dot on it “This is a cheaper quality drug purer varieties are white” he said and then waddled away Later Pushpa took us to a middle-aged lady who broke down on being askeded about drug addiction in the area The lady revealed that three of her sons are addicts one smokes charas one smokes gaanja and the third one an alcoholic She begs to survive and to save her fourth son from falling into the vicious trap Meena Bazaar north Delhi: Firstpost drove from Meena Bazaar right up to ITO near New Delhi railway station and found minors huddling along on main roads This is the point where New and Old Delhi meet Minutes away from the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium a boy who identified himself as Mohammad siting with his friends in a cosy huddle Firstpost/Pallavi Rebbapragada There is a small rehabilitation centre for women and children near Meena Bazar Earlier this year during our investigation we had interacted with girls at that centre who had talked about a large begging population in Meena Bazar that drowns its earnings in sulechan (solution) One of the recovering addicts at the centre Fatima (name changed) wasn’t sure if her father was murdered or if he died of alcohol abuse Ever since she was a child she had been running away to the traffic signal to beg and sniff sulechan one bottle of which would cost her Rs 50 She is now learning to dance and is enjoying her lessons in elementary maths and English at the centre “These girls are mostly from the streets We give them vocational training in cooking drawing and put them through beauty courses Here these girls are given food and shelter and safety and they eventually value that more than their drugs” said a lady who works there as a counsellor Loni (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border): Ask Girish Chandra of the Indian Medicine Development Trust (NGO) about the problem of addiction and he will tell you he’s a worried man “In 2011-2012 we were running a National Aids Control Organization (NACO) programme for target intervention and AIDS awareness programme in Loni along the Delhi-UP border We noticed that at least 700 people were addicted to injectable drugs and were re-using needles” he lamented that although funding for that particular project had ended the problem might still be alive “Law and order is weaker in border areas and people are more vulnerable Hygiene and infection and the fright of disease are the last things on an addict’s mind At least the others should think about them” he said Sangam Vihar south Delhi: there are patches of forests unused land and plenty of potholes on tiny lanes leading to colony clusters in Sangam Vihar Nestled between tailoring and butchering shops are some modest rehabilitation centres One of them is Heena Nasha Mukti Kendra which is run and managed by recovered addicts Here we ran into a 23-year old recovering addict who shared that he slipped into addiction at the age of 17 and ended up wasting his education At the peak of his addiction he dropped out of the mechanical draughtsman course he was pursuing at an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) nearby He indulged in gaanja for three years and then moved on to smack both of which he says were easily available at Sangam Vihar Posters explaining the chain of thoughts of an addict at Sangam Vihar Pallavi Rebbapragada/Firstpost Sultanpuri north-east Delhi: Sultanpuri comprises of lower-middle class residential clusters that are squashed between two other urban villages Nangloi and Mangolpuri Getting here may require one to walk over a railway line or cross a swampy underpass Residents who wished to remain unidentified in their war against drugs spoke about illegal betting gaanja and smack peddling that goes on the open They shared a copy of a letter they had collectively albeit anonymously sent to government authorities to bring to their attention the sorry state of affairs The letter stated the negative impact of illegal drugs betting and business on the youth It accused the Delhi police of being only not only incompetent but complicit By: PTI | London | Updated: November 8 2016 5:32 pm Top News Low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of developing bladder cancer new research has warned Vitamin D which is produced by the body through exposure to sunshine helps the body to control calcium and phosphate levels It can also be obtained from food sources such as fatty fish and egg yolks Previous studies have linked vitamin D deficiency with a host of health problems including cardiovascular disease cognitive impairment autoimmune conditions and cancer In countries with low levels of sunlight it is difficult to obtain enough vitamin D from food alone Researchers from the University of Warwick and University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire in UK investigated the link between vitamin D and bladder cancer risk They reviewed seven studies on the topic which ranged from having 112 to 1125 participants each Five out of the seven studies that linked low on vitamin D levels were exposed to an increased risk of bladder cancer In a separate experiment the researchers then looked at the cells that line the bladder known as transitional epithelial cells and found that these cells are able to activate and respond to vitamin D which in turn can stimulate an immune response According to lead author of the study Rosemary Bland this is important because the immune system may have a role in cancer prevention by identifying abnormal cells before they develop into cancer “More clinical studies are required to test this association but our work suggests that low levels of vitamin D in the blood may prevent the cells within the bladder from stimulating an adequate response to abnormal cells” said Bland “As vitamin D is cheap and safe its potential use in cancer prevention is exciting and could potentially impact on the lives of many people” she said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pushpesh Pant | Updated: March 11 2017 12:58 am Pushpesh Pant Top News There was a time not very long ago when Holi was synonymous not only with colours but also with delectable dainty gujiya — the crescent-shaped mawa-packed pastry — and thandai the eponymous swadeshi cold drink not always laced with intoxicating grass And how can one forget the seductive savoury bhang ki pakori — fritters laced with cannabis that lured more when one was warned to stay away from Frolicking and good humoured buffoonery was followed with the late lunch of karhi-chawal that was shared with family and friends when everyone had bathed and could barely be “tasted” in a pleasantly drowsy state Watch what else is making news In the hills of Uttarakhand preparations for Holi started in cold winter evenings rehearsing traditional folk songs set to classical ragas These baithaks continued for a month and moved from the residence of one host to another The musical sessions were punctuated with culinary intermissions Alu ke gutake — potatoes fried in mustard oil and tempered with dried red chillies and Himalayan chives and jalebis served with steaming tumblers of tea spiced up with ginger peppercorns and cardamom The menu remained unchanged yet it never jaded the palate Each family followed a house recipe handed down the generations The minor variations and innovative improvisations worked their magic Alas The art of deep -frying gujiya on low heat lovingly for a long time is all but extinct Nowadays most people buy this sweet from the neighbourhood halwai One doesn’t even have to wait for Holi; like vegetables available out of season gujiya can be purchased round the year Health concerns have rendered mawa suspect and rising costs of dried fruits and nuts have made this once popular confection irritatingly expensive The lazy halwai has discovered the formula of satisfying the non-discerning consumer: make the pistachios visible throw in a few raisins increase the size glaze the stuff in syrup Few recall the joy of biting into a homemade gujiya with a filling that blended semolina with mawa and grated coconut and had a thin casing Cardamom and chironji were the only enrichment The tiny delicacies were adorned painstakingly all along the sealing It was this tender loving care which went into their making that made them special Thandai continues to be served — more often than not — out of a bottle Like many other popular sherbats most are content to put their trust in a brand No one bothers to read the label that almost proudly proclaims the presence of artificial colours and flavours plus preservatives The real stuff involved grinding to a smooth paste myriad prescribed ingredients ranging from black peppercorns to soaked almonds rose petals chaar magaz sultanas and more; then sieving it through fine muslin to blend with milk Contrary to popular belief bhang isn’t an essential ingredient of thandai In Benaras a goli is supplied on side to those addicted to it What is interesting about signature Holi foods and beverages such as the traditional gujiya and thandai is that they sent unmistakable signals about changing seasons and reminded us subliminally to make appropriate adjustments in our diet Gujiya sweet and deep-fried was the last loving bite of calorie-rich winter fare and as one took a deep drought of thandai one was subtly reminded of the need to keep cool in the scorching summer to follow We have in recent past been invited to “Holi Bashes” that substituted gujiya and thandai with designer chocolates and tall cool alcoholic drinks We must confess they failed to give us a high The writer is an author documentary producer and obsessed with Indian cuisines For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsHiroshima:Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries called Monday for a renewed push for nuclear disarmament at the end of a two-day meeting in the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima in western Japan Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida left and US Secretary of State John Kerry talk after offering wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday AP They also condemned recent terrorist attacks in a range of countries — Turkey Belgium Nigeria Ivory Coast and Pakistan — and pledged to complete a G-7 action plan to counter terrorism that the leaders of their nations can adopt at their summit in late May The ministers also condemned "in the strongest terms" this year’s nuclear test and rocket launch by North Korea and a subsequent series of missile launches They renewed their condemnation to what they called Russia’s "illegal annexation" of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine and urged Russia to observe the recent Minsk agreement to resolve the dispute Meeting in Hiroshima which was devastated by an American atomic bomb in 1945 the issue of nuclear nonproliferation took on special significance at the annual meeting of the top diplomats from Britain Canada France Germany Italy Japan and the US US Secretary of State John Kerry became the highest-ranking American official to visit Hiroshima since the Second World War when the foreign ministers visited the Hiroshima peace memorial cenotaph to lay flowers for the victims of the American atomic bombing in 1945 They issued two statements Monday on nonproliferation including one dubbed the "Hiroshima Declaration" that calls on other leaders to follow their path to Hiroshima "In this historic meeting we reaffirm our commitment to seeking a safer world for all and to creating the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons" the statement said It also said the task is made more complex by the deteriorating security environment in countries such as Syria and Ukraine as well as by North Korea’s "repeated provocations" The Hiroshima declaration aims to revitalize the momentum for the effort toward making a world without nuclear weapons said Yasuhisa Kawamura the Japanese Foreign Ministry press secretary By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 6 2017 6:08 pm Om Puri suffered from a massive heart attack on Friday morning Related News Veteran actor Om Puri passed away on Friday morning after suffering from a massive heart attack The entire film and television fraternity are in a state of a deep grief at the loss of one of the finest actor of the era Born on October 18 1950 Om Puri began his film career with a Marathi movie Ghashiram Kotwal The legendary actor left a mark not only in Indian cinema but also proved his excellence in Hollywood Also read |Om Puri passes away after a massive heart attack funeral at 6 pm More from the world of Entertainment: He acted in both mainstream and parallel cinema and was a role model for many aspiring actors He also got recognised for his television shows like Bharat Ek Khoj a Doordarshan series in which he played various roles and Jasoos Vijay a TV series on spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS In the series Om Puri addressed the issue by visiting a rural area and talked to common people there and answered the letters of viewers The series became the most watched during its run time He also featured in Tamas a series on Partition of India and Kakaji Kahin a political satire where Om Puri essayed the lead role of Kakaji Also read |Om Puri passes away at 66: A tribute to the veteran actor The television industry is saddened by the news of his sudden demise Condolences have been flowing in from the moment the sad news broke out Check all the tweets from television industry mourning the death of Om Puri Had the privilege of working with Om Ji in four filmsA supreme talent shocked to hear about his sad demisecan’t believe it #RIP #OmPuri — Rahul Dev Official (@RahulDevRising) January 6 2017 Om ji You are gone too soon Will miss our chats your happy hearty laugh your grounded views & most importantly your warm hugs RIP sir — Mini Mathur (@minimathur) January 6 2017 Damn This year was supposed to be happy — Mini Mathur (@minimathur) January 6 2017 My favourite ‘Ahujja’ is no more ,, RIP Om Puri Sir pictwittercom/1q6yeuvFd1 — kiku sharda (@kikusharda) January 6 2017 You were extremely talented and your brilliance shall live in our hearts always Glad I had the privilege to meet you #RIPOmpuri — Nikita Dutta (@nikifyinglife) January 6 2017 ? ???" Police said a total of 145 homes, but to accuse my husband of something he had no idea about… HOW IS THAT LEGAL?who were involved in the anti-land acquisition movement in Nandigram, peeled 4 cloves – Garlic.

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