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2017 21:47:02 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.temple should not be brought into discussion while giving statement on toilets… the VHP is hurt)? Togadia was addressing a meeting organised by the Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association in Silk City Market on Ring Road here on Monday At the end of the meeting he displayed cosmetic products made from cow dung and cow urine by the VHPand promoted them For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIf the series between India and West Indies in the beautiful setting of the Carribean Islands was a Tamil movie Ravichandran Ashwin would be playing Rajnikanth There is absolutely nothing he can do wrong at the moment As if to make matters worse the Windies seem to have invited his wrath by opting to bat on an errant Sabina Park surface that was behaving like a scratched record in the morning session Ashwin made merry teasing out five wickets as the hosts were wiped out for just 196 runs With the conditions far better the pitch far truer KL Rahul made the most of it towards the end of the day to ensure India kept its heavy foot firmly on the Windies throat The 24 year old from Bengaluru made an aggressive 75 off 114 balls to carry the team to 126-1 by stumps on the first day of the second test match Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates taking Marlon Samuels’ wicket AP Ishant Sharma got the procession going nearly dictating his intent to KC Brathwaite The Windies opener should have known the menu the moment India placed two fielders around short leg Brathwaite played straight into the trap fending at one that came into the ribs and Cheteshwar Pujara did the rest with finesse If Ashwin were Rajnikanth Darren Bravo seems to have accepted a bit role in the villain’s backyard He managed to eke out double figures off a couple (11 10) of scratchy performances in the first test but lasted just one ball in Kingston Bravo hung his bat at one that angled away from Ishant bowling from around the wicket for Virat Kohli to bucket it in the second slip At 4-2 there was enough evidence to suggest that this young collection of calypsos were perhaps more in tune with the beats of the Carribean Premier League than with the demands of test match cricket India on the other hand seemed to be working to a plan and pulling it off too with barely any resistance from the hosts who are clearly lacking the temperament and nous needed for the long form of this beautiful game Rajendra Chandrika made matters worse playing as Bravo did at a ball that was way outside off stump Rahul snapped up a sharp chance at gully to sink the Windies into a deep hole at 7-3 Marlon Samuels and Jermaine Blackwood worked hard to navigate their team out of the darkness but lacked both the luck and discipline that was needed to complete the task Blackwood made a commendable counter attacking fifty priceless both to the team and himself He was coming off a second pair in five tests his place in the team under question inside team meetings Blackwood made a rapid run-a-ball 62 in an 81 run partnership with Samuels but the hosts needed far more than a blitz The 24 year old Jamaican was a tad unfortunate to be adjudged LBW but Samuels had no one but himself to blame for adding to the misery of his team He should have been content with playing the over out having taken a six off Ashwin But Samuels half walked into an intelligent Ashwin’s classic trap The 29 year old bowler unaffected by the six before looped one slightly higher and Samuels committed himself to the front foot But soon as he did that the ball started to dip sharply leaving the seasoned batsman farther from the landing spot than he should have been There was just enough space for the ball to turn tease an inside edge for a catch at forward short leg Ashwin is a keen student of the game He must have felt like a scholar who found empirical evidence on the first attempt with an experiment in his laboratory At 115-5 any real chance of a determined rearguard rested on the shoulders of Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich But the procession that preceded their arrival shook their confidence and left their minds reeling in uncertainty Dowrich was a victim of his mind traveling in two directions He started to leave a delivery that pitched short of a length outside the off stump before committing his bat to fend the turn It was the sort of hesitant play that spinners hunt for and Wriddhiman Saha did the rest behind the stumps It was just a matter of time before India completed the rites To their credit the tail did all they could to extend the score but it was a case of too little too late The last four batsmen contributed 64 runs nearly a third of the team’s total After taking no wicket in the first innings at Antigua Ashwin now has twelve from two innings His sixteen over spell with returns of 5-52 was a classic account of spin bowling under test match conditions Ishant and Mohammed Shami played ideal foil as India took control of the match Shikhar Dhawan fell victim to his own brazen ways playing a drive away from his body without keeping the ball down That was really the only blip on another day of dominance for the visitors Rahul 75* and Pujara 18* will look to lay the foundation for a strong first innings for India If India’s well laid plans work as they have on the first day the team may have to bat just once for a second time running Barcelona: Philippe Coutinho has described his move from Liverpool to Barcelona as "a dream come true" after appearing at the Camp Nou for the first time on Sunday ahead of his official unveiling "Barca fans I’m here now It’s a dream come true I hope to see you tomorrow" said Coutinho who will be presented to supporters on Monday in a short video clip released by Barcelona Brazilian footballer Philippe Coutinho Correia poses for the media at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona AP The 25-year-old posed for photographers at the Camp Nou wearing a tracksuit top in the colours of the club a day after Barcelona confirmed a 160 million-euro ($192 million) deal to buy him It is the third-biggest transfer in football history and a club record deal for Barcelona He is due to officially sign his contract at 12:30 local time (1130 GMT) with an appearance on the Camp Nou pitch set and a press conference also set for Monday afternoon "Now I want to play win trophies and make the supporters happy Those are my objectives" Coutinho told Barca TV The Brazilian has agreed a deal through to 2023 at the Camp Nou and is looking forward to playing alongside Lionel Messi Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta players he described as "idols" Coutinho has already played alongside Suarez for 18 months at Liverpool before the Uruguayan made the same move in 2014 "Everybody knows about his quality He has been playing at the highest level for years now and that is important" Suarez told Barca TV about the new arrival "Now we need to make sure he feels at home because we know that changing club is always difficult but I think he is the type of player who will fit well into the team" ‘Versatile’ Barcelona fans see Coutinho as the long-term successor to Iniesta and coach Ernesto Valverde is aiming to make the most of the Brazilian’s ability to play in a range of positions "I think he can bring a lot to the team He scores and sets up goals and going forward he can help us a lot as he can play both inside and out wide" remarked Valverde after Barcelona’s comfortable 3-0 La Liga win over Levante on Sunday "He is versatile and we can take advantage of his versatility" The deal had been in the pipeline for months but having previously tried to avoid talking about the Brazilian Valverde can now look forward to welcoming him into his squad for a busy second half of the season "It is a signing that has been talked about for a long time although it was not something I was keen to discuss" said Valverde whose team are still unbeaten in La Liga and sit nine points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of the table Capable of playing on the wing and in a more withdrawn midfield role Coutinho’s arrival provides a wealth of new options to Valverde although he will not be able to play in the Champions League knockout phase having already featured in the competition for Liverpool "We will wait until I have seen him train for a day at least until we talk about that" added Valverde when pressed on where the ex-Inter Milan man would fit into his team "It is true that I have seen videos of him playing in different positions for Liverpool and for his country But let’s wait and see" "I hope he adapts quickly although good players adapt quickly to any circumstances" Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: November 15 2016 3:53 pm Ilayathalapathy Vijay reacts to Modi’s demonetisation move Top News Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to ban Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes has received a mixed response from different quarters of the society The government’s action to check the menace of black money and counterfeit money has mostly drawn positive reactions from the celebrities However Ilayathalapathy Vijay gave a balanced response to demonetisation which has shaken up India’s financial system “It is indeed a very good step to improve India’s economy but the government should have foreseen the repercussions of the demonetization and should have taken proactive steps to protect the interests of people who make a living relying on daily wages as they are the ones suffering a lot” he told the media He said that while such big decisions are bound to temporarily cause inconvenience to the common public the problems should not outweigh the benefits of government’s policy “80 percent of country’s people are suffering because of the mistakes made by the rest of the 20 percent” he humbly expressed his opinion with a great effort not to ruffle any feathers He also recounted some of the struggles of common people that he came to know through the media Kollywood titans Rajinikanth Kamal Haasan and younger superstars such as Suriya and Dhanush among others have expressed their support and appreciation of Modi government’s decision On the work front the teaser of Vijay’s Bairavaa has created a new record by raking in millions of views since its online launch The action-packed teaser has been viewed more than 9 million times on YouTube Vijay’s 60th film is directed by Bharathan and slated for a Pongal release next year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Niraja Gopal Jayal | Published: July 27 2015 3:07 am In the end what we have is a highly uneven and differentiated university system in which there is little reflection and no consensus on what a university is for Related News The fundamental disagreement in the clash of the titans Amartya Sen and Pratap Bhanu Mehta appears to centre on the question of whether political interference in universities today is more egregious than in the past Mehta claims that there is nothing unprecedented about this “even in its scope or scale” and Sen responds with impeccable logic that that does not make it acceptable It could nevertheless be argued that Nalanda — with its short history tainted by allegations not all of which have been convincingly refuted — is scarcely the most alarming example of all the attempts past and present to control academic institutions Both Sen and Mehta seem to share the somewhat optimistic assumption that academic institutions in this country once were or could potentially be autonomous entities that are constitutively free of governmental and/ or partisan political control Neither acknowledges the black hole at the heart of any debate about higher education in India a fact that has to do with the very nature of the beast itself: that the modern Indian university has from colonial times to the present day been viewed as properly yoked to the state project of the moment Every major commission on education in India over the last 60 years — from the S Radhakrishnan Commission to the National Knowledge Commission — has sought to harness universities to state projects of variously constitutional values nation-building development and the creation of a 21st century knowledge society It is only the particular state project to which universities were hitched that has changed from time to time not the fact of such a harness much less the legitimacy attached to it Partisan politics of one sort or another has undoubtedly made this worse but this is at best an exploitation of the opportunities provided by structural weaknesses in university governance Fundamentally universities are not and have never been autonomous Even as we recognise that public funding is incontrovertibly essential for higher education we neither have institutional mechanisms for securing public accountability while safeguarding university autonomy nor an archive of past institutional practices of this kind available for retrieval To confine governmental power to domains of university functioning in which it is appropriate and to resist its relentless encroachments into domains in which it is not calls for serious reflection on how to strike this balance The Napoleonic model of the university as a department of state with faculty treated as (lesser) civil servants has long thrived in India Centralisation and bureaucratisation have serious implications — curricular and pedagogical — for universities Indeed a major concern of the university community today is the clumsy attempt initiated by the last government and being energetically promoted today to standardise the curricula of the central universities ostensibly to give students more choice Ironically this so-called choice entails the sacrifice of diversity and greater control through homogenisation This is certainly among the most serious challenges facing universities today along with the stifling of dissent the packing of leadership positions with individuals whose calling card is loyalty rather than academic credentials and the pathetic attempts to infiltrate the intellectual life of the academy armed with faith and myth rather than objective standards of scientific achievement It could be argued that there is in any case little scope for autonomy in academic institutions whose primary function has since colonial times been seen as the transmission of knowledge and the certification that such knowledge has been duly transmitted The Indian university has increasingly and exclusively become a source of credentialisation for a society in which certification matters more than what is learned Two current obsessions — that of fake degrees and of 100 per cent marks in school-leaving examinations — are poignant symbols of this The view that the purpose of the university is to transmit knowledge rather than to produce it led in the early years after Independence to the creation of standalone institutions for research in the social sciences and even more in science and technology The accomplishments of some of these institutions were surely impressive but an unintended consequence was the arrangement of research and teaching in a hierarchy that privileged researchers or the producers of knowledge over teachers as its transmitters The introduction of research and publications as a formal requirement for recruitment and advancement in universities is a relatively recent phenomenon that has in both design and implementation ill-served the objective In the states where the bulk of Indian universities are located talk of nepotism cronyism and even corruption in appointments — from lectureships to vice-chancellorships — is commonplace In the “elite” Central universities many conform to the Napoleonic model fortified by the self-conscious virtue that comes with association with the higher purposes of state and sometimes also the power and that results from such association Others live out the fantasy of a Humboldtian community of scholars engaged in the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake This wishful imagination may be the source of elitist islands of scholarly excellence but let us not forget that it inhabits a meta-institutional hyper-reality In the end what we have is a highly uneven and differentiated university system in which there is little reflection and no consensus on what a university is for Even the arriviste private liberal arts college has come to us from the United States and not from the British Isles where Cardinal Newman articulated the vision centuries ago But colonialism did not give us universities modelled on Dublin or Oxford It gave us institutions modelled on the University of London essentially affiliating institutions formulating syllabi and conducting examinations To entertain greater expectations of the mass of Indian universities is to be deluded because this is and has always been their purpose: to transmit received knowledge conduct examinations and award degrees all of these functions performed by state personnel called faculty under the watchful eye of a micro-governing state Jayal professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi is writing a book on the death of the public university in India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: January 22 2014 11:30 pm Related News Somnath Bharti must step aside if AAP wants to redeem credibility from a sorry episode A police officer has been asked to go on leave for refusing to cooperate with Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti’s midnight raid until a judicial inquiry gets to the bottom of what happened that night in Khirki village The police official it has been pointed out may interfere with the investigation into his conduct By that logic Bharti must not continue as law minister The January 15 incident implicates him much more seriously Bharti ordered the police to raid a home rumoured to be the site of a drug and prostitution racket When the police said that they needed warrants to enter and interrogate he insisted his word as law minister was enough Then he proclaimed that the Ugandan occupants of the house were “not like us” and had been harassing the good citizens of Khirki and that the police’s refusal to go in without a warrant revealed their complicity and corruption The Malviya Nagar SHO was merely following the letter and spirit of the law which makes it incumbent that substantive justification be provided before trespassing on a citizen’s property except in special cases of hot pursuit which this clearly was not Bharti on the other hand could be said to have been inciting action based on a crowd’s prejudices freely generalising about prostitution and drug use drawing on the worst racialised assumptions holding the illiberal consensus of a neighbourhood above the inalienable rights of human beings Meanwhile instead of distancing the party immediately and wholly from Bharti’s behaviour top AAP leaders defended it and even went on a dharna demanding action against the policemen The AAP’s stand in the last two days may or may not pay off in terms of extending its political footprint and shoring up voter support But it has certainly stoked sharp concerns about the party’s philosophy and method for those who place a premium on the constitutional responsibility of the state to be non-arbitrary in the use of its powers and to be seen to be so If it wants to repair the damage to its own image and if its ambition is to mature into a responsible alternative the AAP must ask Bharti to step aside He personifies the contempt the new party has displayed disturbingly often towards due process and has become a serious liability for it The AAP needs to prove that it is committed to meaningful change rather than this troubling form of street theatre and that it aims to strengthen police accountability to the law not erode it For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 13 2017 6:45 pm SS Rajamouli in a scene from Baahuballi 1 (Source: Youtube) Top News SS Rajamouli has got many talents in spades But is acting one of them As Baahubali 2 craze is sweeping the planet fans are drooling over every minute detail of this fantasy epic In the wake of Baahubali: The Conclusion’s success fans are also revisiting Baahubali: The Beginning to go on a throwback trip and also to ensure that they don’t miss out on any detail Thanks to these small visitations by Baahubali 2 fans one scene from Baahubali 1 is going viral yet again No this particular scene in question doesn’t feature Prabhas Rana Daggubati Anushka Shetty or Tamannaah Bhatia This scene from Baahiubali first part features SS Rajamouli Interestingly Rajamouli has acted so well in this scene that it takes a minute for the viewers to recognise him If you are still having some trouble to recall this sequence let’s help you in figuring it out In this scene Amarendra Baahubali (played by Prabhas) and Bhallaladeva (played by Rana Daggubati) visit a liquor store where Rajamouli is selling liquor Rajamouli dressed as a local man casts spell on the audience even without speaking much Is he the latest version of Alfred Hitchcock in Indian cinema Also Read:Suchi leaks takes a new turn Suchitra Karthik’s email account hacked celebrities targetedagain Meanwhile Baahubali 2 is in no mood to slow down at the box office The film has already collected Rs 1250 crore The film’s Hindi version earned Rs 10 crore on Friday and a total of Rs 40025 crore Trade tracker Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures “#Baahubali2 Hindi All-India BO: 2 weeks Nett: 39025 Day 15 – Friday May 12th: 10 Cr Total: 40025 Crs” Baahubali 2’s Hindi version’s Friday collection was more than the combined collection of new released Meri Pyaari Bindu and Sarkar 3 Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted and wrote “#Baahubali2 *400 NOT OUT*… Continues to shatter MYTHS + RECORDS… 3rd Fri HIGHER than *combined* Fri biz of #Sarkar3 + #MeriPyaariBindu” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Antigua | Updated: July 2 2017 1:14 am India look to win the series against West Indies in Antigua (Source: AP) Related News India will not lose the one-day international series against West Indies and given that they should try their bench strength in the fourth ODI in Antigua Having won second and third games in Port-of-Spain and Antigua respectively India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series The first game was washed out due to rain in Port-of Spain Captain Virat Kohli after the win in fourth ODI said that India may try their bench Rishsabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik will be waiting to grab the opportunity if they get one in Antigua India have enjoyed a good series They are playing in front of negligible crowd but that hasn’t bored them and pulled them down Indian batsmen have been in some amazing form Shikhar Dhawan had a rare failure in third ODI but his opening partner Ajinkya Rahane has been in some good form After a fifty in the first ODI in which only 392 overs were possible he scored a fine century in the second before scoring another half-century in the third ODI MS Dhoni also showed his class in the fourth ODI scoring unbeaten 78 despite his slow start At 35 Dhoni will be scrutinised more than anyone else as India prepare to get ready for the 2019 World Cup by which Dhoni will be 37 He has shown no downward slump in his wicketkeeping Be it catch or stumping Dhoni has been at the top of his game Now as India continues to search for a finisher he can be ideal to judge the player who fits the best For West Indies the wait for a series win will continues They haven’t won a series in the last three years and will now have to wait for another series to start They would have still been alive in this series had they won the third ODI but their batsmen choose a bad day to not fire Chasing 252 for a win West Indies suffered a 93-run loss On a damp pitch in Antigua batting was difficult but West Indies bowlers did give some easy runs to Indian batsmen On the other hand Indian bowlers did not do so The pitch get a bit better to bat but West Indies players need to show up on the field and make India work hard for their third win in a row For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: September 1 2017 2:16 pm Arsenal have already lost two of three Premier League games (Source: Reuters) Related News Things haven’t been going to plan for Arsene Wenger managed Arsenal They have three points after three games in the English Premier League with just a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Leicester City to show in their points tally Since then they’ve been defeated by Stoke City and thumped by Liverpool at Anfield But its not just the results or lack of on the pitch that has plagued the Gunners who once went without losing a single game through the season Poor decision making on a board room level has Arsenal losing key players and failing to land potential high profile signings The dismal position for Arsenal football club was used by the police in England to get an important point across but the London clubs’ fans are unlikely to take it lightly On the transfer deadline day on Thursday the Thames Valley Police and Dorset Police urged football fans not to check their phones for updates while driving their cars Dorset Police tweeted “you’ll have twice as many points (on the driving license) as Arsenal if we catch you doing it at the wheel” On a similar theme Thames Valley Police said drivers will “end up with more points than Arsenal” if they get caught using their phones Using your mobile for #DeadlineDay updates You’ll have twice as many points as Arsenal if we catch you doing it at the wheel #DontRiskIt pictwittercom/doBzoQMoiC Dorset Police (@dorsetpolice) August 31 2017 Keeping up with #DeadlineDay on your ? England topped the group with six points. with him announcing retirement from the international squad and then been given a 21- month sentence in a tax fraud case, They should be allowed to have a say which is why.

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