the Burning Love is a love story of a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl set in the backdrop of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. (Express photo by Gajendra Yadav) Top News THE UTTAR Pradesh government on Monday told the Supreme Court that there was no ban on the movie — Muzaffarnagar the Burning Love — in any of the districts in the state The government was responding to a petition in the court which had alleged that “verbal instructions” were issued by authorities not to release the movie in Muzzaffarnagar Meerut Shamli Saharanpur Baghpat and Ghaziabad districts After hearing the submissions of advocate Sanjay Kumar Tyagi representing the government the bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud disposed of the petition filed by the producer of the movie Morna Entertainment Private Limited Muzaffarnagar the Burning Love is a love story of a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl set in the backdrop of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots The SC noted in its order the statement by the counsel that no order for banning the movie was passed by the authorities and the film was running in theatres even today The bench disposed of the plea saying nothing remained to be adjudicated in the case but if the producer and distributor wanted police help in screening the film it would be provided to them The film producer had approached the top court seeking directions to the authorities of these districts to allow the film’s screening without any hindrance and also sought directions to provide adequate security for it It had alleged that the authorities in these districts had “illegally and without any authorisation” warned and threatened the cinema theatres not to screen the movie which was released on November 17 this year The plea had said that the movie was granted a ‘U/A’ certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification and the censor board had cleared it to be shown to the audience It had also alleged that the authorities had not issued any formal order to the theatres “but only on verbal instructions the release of motion picture has been stalled thereby causing a great financial loss to the petitioner and also violating the fundamental right…” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR | Amritsar | Published: October 17 2017 1:34 am Though the Gurdaspur administration had arranged a lottery for allotting licenses for sale of crackers on Monday it however got cancelled at the last minute as the authorities found it to be a violation of the fresh Punjab and Haryana High Court orders which had directed the authorities to issue only 20 per cent licenses for Diwali Top News There will be no sale of crackers in Gurdaspur and Tarn Tarn districts this Diwali as the respective district administrations had failed to stop violation of the Explosives Act in both the districts last year Though the Gurdaspur administration had arranged a lottery for allotting licenses for sale of crackers on Monday it however got cancelled at the last minute as the authorities found it to be a violation of the fresh Punjab and Haryana High Court orders which had directed the authorities to issue only 20 per cent licenses for Diwali “We had to cancel the lottery for issuing licences for sale of crackers today as we have to follow the High Court orders No license was issued last year so we cannot issue any license this year as well We can’t do nothing about it” said Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner Gurlovleen Singh Sidhu When asked if the district administration will move High Court to get relief the DC said “We will not go to the High Court However cracker traders can go” Sharing details about the development Tarn Taran DC Pardeep Sabharwal said “No licence was issued last year So we were in no position to give permission to issue licenses for selling crackers this year We have to abide by the orders of the High Court We cannot do much about it” Additional Deputy Commissioner Gurdaspur Gurmit Singh said “Yes crackers were sold in violation of Explosives Act during during Diwali last year No licence was given So we can’t give any licence this year” Unhappy with the decision Bal Krishan president of the cracker association in Gurdaspur said “Most of the crackers traders belong to lower middle class They have already invested their hard earned money to purchase the crackers to sell them during Diwali We have no money and time to move High Court on such a short notice The administration should find some solution” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: December 15 2017 1:21 pm The Naxals belonged to CPI (ML) Chandra Pullareddy (CP) Bata the police had said (Express Photo By Neeraj Priyadarshi) Related News Bodies of the eight Naxals who were killed in a police encounter on Thursday in Bhadradri Kothagudem district of Telangana have been handed over to their families a police officer said on Friday “We started handing over the bodies to the relatives of the deceased from last night Some bodies were handed over last night…Even today we handed over one body” Amber Kishore Jha Superintendent of Police the district told PTI “We followed the due procedure laid down by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Everything went as per the procedure A post-mortem was conducted on the bodies before they were given to their relatives” the police official said Eight Naxalitesbelonging to a newly-formed extremist group which allegedly indulged in extortion and violence were killed in a gunbattle at around 630 am in a forest area under Tekulapalli mandal They belong to different districts of the state After verification it was concluded that they belonged to CPI (ML) Chandra Pullareddy (CP) Bata the police had said Six fire-arms – one SLR (self-loading rifle) three SBBL (single barrel breech load) two other weapons eight kitbags and some Naxalite literature were recovered from the site For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 5 2015 4:46 pm The Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony at the Red Fort is an important historic and national function held every year on August 15 Top News All officials invited to the Independence Day function at the Red Fort from where the Prime Minister addresses the nation have been asked to be present failing which “a serious view” will be taken of their absence government has said “The Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony at the Red Fort is an important historic and national function held every year on August 15 “Considering the importance of this national function at which the Prime Minister addresses the nation it is expected that all the officers who are invited attend the ceremony” Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has said in a communique to all secretaries of central government ministries Noting that the attendance of official invitees at the ceremony was low at times the communication says “This is unacceptable considering that the occasion is of great national importance There is clearly a need to remind the officers that it is their duty to attend the Independence Day ceremony” The secretaries have been asked to instruct all officers under their charge who have been invited to be present “You might also caution them that a serious view would be taken of their absence on this occasion” Sinha said Following the Cabinet Secretary’s directive some of the ministries have already started issuing instructions to the officials to ensure their attendance at the function a senior government official said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 26harmony and the good of all, the President said in a statement from Rashtrapati Bhawan For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: December 1 2014 10:58 am “By ‘SMART’ policing I mean S for strict but sensitive M for modern and mobile A for alert and accountable R for reliable and responsive and T for techno-savvy and trained” Modi said while addressing the DGP’s conference in Guwahati (AP photo) Related News Police personnel of modern times have to be ‘smart’ in the true sense of the term with prime minister Narendra Modi on Sundayunveiling an acronym with the same letters urging cops to be strict and sensitive modern and mobile alert and accountable reliable and responsive and finally trained and techno-savvy “Today’s police have to SMART with each letter of the acronym having a definite and specific meaning Only then will there be a new and big awakening among the huge police force that we have” Modi said addressing the 49th All India Conference of DGPs and IGPs here Sunday was the last day of the two-day conference held for the first time outside the national capital Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam (Source: AP Photo/Anupam Nath) Modi also asked the police force to lay more importance on intelligence and said that there would be minimum need of arms and armed personnel if intelligence was good “However sophisticated weapons and armed forces a nation may have but the success in ensuring security to the people depends finally on quality intelligence” the prime minister said The prime minister also lamented the poor image police have got in the media and particularly in the most popular medium of cinema and even suggested asking film producers to produce films where the image of the police was projected in a positive way Chief ministers of eight Northeastern states barring Manipur were also present in the function I have a concept of Smart Police in my mind : PM @narendramodi — PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 30 2014 “Films show police in such poor light that the people of the country have developed a very negative image of the police force I would suggest that the government hire a PR firm and hold a meeting with producers to request projecting the positive rather than the negative image of the police” Modi said Through you a lot of good things are happening in the nation Why can’t positive stories be put on a website : PM @narendramodi to officers — PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 30 2014 He however admitted that police too have certain shortcomings “There are shortcomings but there are also ways of removing those shortcomings One negative news about police run for long time but hundreds of good things about the police never get the focus” the prime minister lamented The thinking of the people on our police force and change and this can be done through ground realities : PM @narendramodi — PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 30 2014 He also suggested creation of a website for each police station and said these should upload at least one positive story about the police station every week There are lakhs of acts our police have done which have increased faith of individuals on the police Why don’t we project them These will not only boost police morale but also help raise trust and faith in the police” the prime minister said Police welfare is another issue An officer may be very good but it’s important that his/her family is well : PM @narendramodi — PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 30 2014 Pointing out that over 33000 police personnel have laid down their lives for the country and the people since independence Modi also called for documentation of their stories “Sacrifice of these 33000 brave and dedicated police personnel should not go in vain They were also sons of mothers who died for the country I would suggest we collate the stories of each of these martyrs and develop textbooks for use in training of police personnel in their respective state academies These will inspire our new recruits An e-book can also be developed with these stories uploaded in all the languages of our country” Modi said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: August 9 2014 2:32 am Related News Book: The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and the Two World Wars: Between Self and Sepoy Author: Gajendra Singh Publication: Bloomsbury Pages: 295 pages Rupees: Rs 599 Chris Kempton Dr Gajendra Singh is currently at Kellogg College Oxford having completed his doctoral thesis at Edinburgh This monograph utilises his doctoral work as well as some post-doctoral work with the objective of using the accounts of Indian soldiers to understand how they felt about their experiences and how their feelings were influenced by their position as colonial subjects and imperial policemen The introduction sets out to define the colonial soldier using Huntington’s The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations and Trotsky’s The History of the Russian Revolution as references It also admits the difficulty of understanding the true meaning of the contents of letters and how they were affected by outside influences Chapter 1 discusses the “martial races” concept together with the production of the various handbooks for the Indian Army and the effect of both on recruitment and perceived military qualities particularly in respect of Sikhs Pathans and Brahmins Page 33 contains the following rather contentious statement in respect of the handbooks: “And in the case of the mothballed negatives relating to Pathans of innate ‘noblesse oblige’ and ‘wildness’ they have had a new airing in the 21st century in order to excuse/justify wars of occupation/liberation in Afghanistan” Chapter 2 deals with welfare and discipline referring to the latter before and during World War I and from World War II up to 1947 One statement requires mention; on page 61 the author states that Field Punishment No 1 (being spread-eagled over the wheel of a gun carriage or similar for long periods every day) abolished in the British Army in 1928 continued to be used in the Indian Army up to August 1947 There is no source note to this statement and I have found no evidence to support the assertion Chapter 3 addresses censorship malingering and self-inflicted wounds and the reactions of soldiers being treated or convalescing at the Indian Military Hospital at Brighton This chapter contains the highest number of extracts from soldiers’ letters all expressing negative reactions to their conditions or treatment On page 72 the author seems to denigrate the Saragarhi Post defence in September 1857 by 21 members of the 36th Sikhs plus two followers suggesting that imperial rule carefully cultivated it into a myth On page 90 in connection with severe punishments given to Indian troops the author quotes a high prevalence of battle wounds to the left hand inferring self-infliction — 1049 out of 1848 soldiers admitted to hospital by November 3 1914 These numbers were taken from Byron Farwell’s Armies of the Raj a book seen as more populist than factual and were un-sourced by Farwell The figures given in Sir Frederick Smith Bart’s The Indian Corps in France (2008) are probably more exact – 1342 wounded but no break-up by type of injury Using 1049 and 1342 it would seem that 78 per cent of injuries were to the left hand Possibly the best explanation is that given by Gordon Corrigan in Sepoys in the Trenches – they exposed their left hands over the rim of the trench to steady the rifle and fire Chapter 4 looks at the problems of Muslim troops being used against Turkish troops in Mesopotamia whilst Chapters 5 and 6 cover the mutiny of part of the 5th Light Infantry in Singapore on February 15 1915 and the Indian National Army during and after WWII The causes of the mutiny are not entirely clear but the main reason was the fear of being sent to the front in France ignited when soldiers misunderstood the parting address by the commander of the Singapore garrison as they were about to embark for Hong Kong There was also some anti-British agitation emanating from the Kampong Java Mosque and internal squabbling and trouble-making by two Viceroy’s Commissioned Officers and a senior Non-Commissioned Officer helped along by poor British officers The mutiny was quickly dealt with and severely punished as might be expected in wartime especially when both treason and the murder of civilians was involved The author chooses the evidence of four of those called before the Court of Inquiry to show that witnesses were pressured to say what the court wanted to hear The evidence is somewhat tenuous Three of the witnesses were lying to avoid implicating themselves and the fourth was simply trying to avoid naming names In Chapter 6 the author gives exposure to INA Captain Mohan Singh’s exaggerated speech on February 17 to “tens of thousands of Indian POWs” at Farrar Park Singapore discusses at length the defection of 23 Sikhs of the 1st Battalion of the 15th Punjab Regiment in February 1943 without reaching any specific conclusion about the cause and goes into some detail regarding the Hong Kong and Singapore Royal Artillery and their general refusal to join the Indian National Army On page 158 it is asserted that “1st and 2nd Divisions (INA) did inflict heavy British casualties during the retreat through Burma in 1945” This is a serious unsubstantiated exaggeration On page 160 it is stated that “Publishers in Britain have rarely presided over work devoted wholly to the subject of the INA” The accompanying note refers only to Forgotten Armies by Chris Bayly and Tim Harper (2005) There is no mention of The War of the Springing Tigers by Gerald H Corr (1975) or The Sixth Column by MK Durrani (1955) This is an academic monograph intended for consumption by academics It results in “an insubstantial and unresolved work” (author page 192) which is frequently obtuse and I believe fails to understand the basic motivations and feelings of soldiers of any army at any time A count reveals that Chapters 1 to 4 contain extracts [mostly short negative and out of context] from 145 soldiers’ letters; Chapter 5 has extracts from 23 testimonies in relation to the Singapore Mutiny and Chapter 6 has extracts from 14 interrogations in connection with INA activities In my opinion the work does not live up to the expectations of the title and will be a disappointment to the general reader though fellow academics may find it of social relevance Chris Kempton is chairman of the Victorian Military Society London and the author of Duty and Fidelity – The Indian Army 1914-1922 and Valour and Gallantry – HEIC and Indian Army Victoria Crosses and George Crosses 1856-1946 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Editorial | Published: July 28 2017 12:05 am The fact that farmers are still to get over Rs 5600 crore worth of estimated claims from the 2016 kharif season is clear proof of a well-intentioned scheme not delivering on the ground Related News Insurance companies have collected premiums totaling around Rs 22345 crore and paid out claims worth just Rs 5876 crore to farmers so far for the last kharif and rabi agricultural seasons under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) This huge gap between premium receipts and claims paid has invited charges both from the opposition parties and civil society groups of “profiteering” by private insurers at the expense of farmers and taxpayers Such criticism betrays a lack of understanding on how the business of insurance works Insurance claim payouts are always low in normal years Unlike in 2014 and 2015 India had a “normal” monsoon last year with most parts of the country receiving above-average rainfall Crop damage claims were bound to then be generally lower In areas where the monsoon failed — especially Tamil Nadu and Karnataka — the claims paid did exceed the premium receipts under the PMFBY That said the PMFBY is not without flaws To start with the premium subsidy under the scheme is to be equally shared between the Centre and the states One reason for delay in claim payments by insurance companies is the latter not releasing their part of the subsidy on time The states are also slow in conducting village-level crop-cutting experiments and submitting yield data from the same to the insurance companies Secondly the companies themselves have no direct connection with the farmers In most cases they don’t even maintain databases relating to landholdings or cropping patterns The premiums are collected and passed on by the banks that extend loans to the farmers The scheme thus acts “more as loan insurance than as crop insurance” as the CAG has pointed out If the Modi government wants the PMFBY to succeed it should take over the entire premium subsidy burden If the Centre can pay 100 per cent of subsidy on fertilisers why cannot it do the same for insurance premium which is at least a productive expenditure unlike the former One way to force the states to implement PMFBY properly is to bear the whole premium subsidy and link its release to their meeting prescribed operational schedules Once insurance companies are assured of timely release of subsidy and also of crop yield data from the states they will have no excuse for delaying claim settlements The fact that farmers are still to get over Rs 5600 crore worth of estimated claims from the 2016 kharif season is clear proof of a well-intentioned scheme not delivering on the ground For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News
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