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Fresh documents released onlinegiving details of some 710000 British people who migrated to Australia after World War IIclaim a link between the singer and Riddifordwho was sentenced to death for stealing bacon Alsothe documents show that Minogues great-great-grandfather Morgan Riddiford was jailed for assaulting a 14-year-old farm girl Morgan’s son George had married a Welsh woman Their daughter Millie married into another Welsh familythe Joneses whose marriage produced Carol Ann Jones Carol came to Australiamarried Ron Minogue and gave birth to Kylie and Dannii The Cant Get You Out Of My Head hitmaker still has blood relatives living in South Waleswhich includes her great uncle Dennis Riddifordwho lives near Port TalbotWales He is the brother of Kylie’s grandmother Millie and claims to be in contact with Carol and her family “Carol’s a great girl and she’s never forgotten she’s from hereor allowed her daughters” fame to change her” the Daily Telegraph quoted Riddiford as saying He added: “We often call each other and when she’s in the UKshe comes to my home and stays” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: February 19 2016 3:54 pm It is difficult to communicate with Saraswati but can you imagine the goddess of knowledge not allowing a debate on patriotism (C R Sasikumar) Related News As the nation stands conflicted over the JNU anti-national case it is worth reviewing the antecedents of what happened The demonstration that was to be held at JNU was in honour of Afzal Guru the terrorist implicated in the attack on Parliament on December 13 2001 This is the third year since his hanging by the UPA government on February 9 2013 Why would anyone consider holding a vigil for a convicted and hanged terrorist Because of the legal murkiness associated with the case Two facts surrounding the case are noteworthy: First that there was a confession by Guru which the Supreme Court (SC) found unreliable and stated that “it is also contended that the language and tenor of the confessional statement… was a tailor-made statement of which they had no knowledge” (Paragraph 174 SC Judgment) Therefore “all these lapses and violations of procedural safeguards guaranteed in the statute itself impel us to hold that it is not safe to act on the alleged confessional statement of Afzal and place reliance on this item of evidence on which the prosecution places heavy reliance” (Paragraph 185 SC Judgment) Second the evidence used to convict Guru was all circumstantial There is nothing per se wrong about using circumstantial evidence to convict a person but there does seem to be a problem with the death sentence for a conviction that is just based on circumstantial evidence But seriously would demonstrations in favour of Afzal Guru have any credibility if the evidence was substantially more than circumstantial My guess is no Now we move to the JNU campus on February 9 2016 Permission to ex-members of the Democratic Students Union (DSU) to hold this “pro-Afzal” demonstration was granted by the newly installed ex-IIT professor Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar But for reasons not clear at present Jagadesh Kumar agreed to a petition reportedly by ABVP representatives to overturn his own permission to the DSU just half an hour before the “cultural event” At this stage JNU administrators are in the dock for misusing their authority Perhaps it is inexperience on the part of the VC who had never held any administrative job before; perhaps it was the “imagined” clout of the ABVP — the safe conclusion is that at this stage the JNU VC was wrong in cancelling the DSU demonstration The DSU apparently said fine we will hold our demonstration at the local campus dhaba If students can’t convene at a dhaba to discuss politics over coffee then this is not a campus anybody will attend Things get messy and confusing from this point onwards The meeting was held several other student unions (SFI etc) joined in the demonstration/ discussion/ speeches The ABVP members also came to this meeting but the antagonisms present led to predictable shouting and sloganeering No sedition here or anything out of campus -ordinary The problem — the problem — is that repulsive anti-Indian slogans were raised that is destruction of India (“Bharat ki barbaadi”) In addition there were baiting slogans like Pakistan Zindabad (also heard on the cricket field) and slightly more problematic one proclaiming Afzal Guru to be a “martyr” However there is no evidence to suggest that any of the DSU students were involved in the “destruction of India” slogan Note that there is no version that indicates that the person arrested Kanhaiya Kumar participated in any of this sloganeering Apparently the slogans were the dirty work of a non-student Kashmiri group However it’s the police’s job to find the truth The next day (February 10) was another normal JNU day with speeches galore including one by Kanhaiya Kumar who made a speech in Hindi and the translation of which is available on The Indian Express website (http://s.indianexpresscom/article/opinion/columns/kanhaiya-kumar-speech-jnu-row-is-this-sedition/) I have read this speech and quite honestly it is no different than thousands of such speeches made by thousands of college students over hundreds of years and in scores of countries Again if such speeches did not exist one would have to invent them for the sake of the honour of young and “middle-aged” students like the 27-year-old Kumar Read the speech — is this what constitutes sedition — or is his crime that he made a lame speech or is his crime that he is a scapegoat head of the JNUSU The people who have a genuine complaint against Kanhaiya Kumar are the thousands of students who have made similar speeches across the world and across time So yes — complain about plagiarism — not much else But the inept handling begun by the VC is continued by representatives of the BJP party and administration — a bungling of capital proportions if you will First to weigh in was the Union HRD minister Smiti Irani who as is customary for her invoked religion this time the Hindu goddess of learning Saraswati and said that “The nation will never tolerate insult to Mother India” If this was not over the top enough the home minister Rajnath Singh invoked the name of Hafiz Saeed ace Pakistani terrorist and stated that “The incident at JNU has received support from Hafiz Saeed This is a truth that the nation needs to understand” [This “truth” was based on what now transpires to be a fake Hafiz Saeed Twitter account] Meanwhile Kanhaiya Kumar gets arrested and is to be produced in court on charges of “sedition” But the gang that couldn’t shoot straight continues to bungle and flounder like a fish out of water or if you prefer a headless chicken Lawyers in full view of the world attack journalists and other lawyers at Patiala House court in the name of “nationalism” If this was a film it would be a black comedy along the lines of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator Let us call it the Dictatorship of Nationalism Unfortunately this is not theatre nor cinema — it is real life and shocking for all Indians to witness It is difficult to communicate with Saraswati but can you imagine the goddess of knowledge not allowing a debate on patriotism Hindu tradition is to practice the religion at home within self rather than on the streets Ditto should be the case with patriotism Each individual has her own definition of god and likely their own definition of patriotism I agree asking for the death to the country does not come under any definition of patriotism and it would behove the government to confront the individuals who uttered these words and “arrest” them for violating the peace of the campus On the other hand it is very curious that Delhi Police (or the home ministry) has till date not determined the identity of the individuals who made the objectionable statement(s) Nor have the violent lawyers been charged with a crime let alone arrested Identity known motive known crime known — and yet no action taken for the blatant violation of law legal practice and common humanity Note the contrast in how the government is handling the two “crimes” One capital crime is a student leader making a common pedestrian student speech who is being charged with sedition; the other non-criminals are violent lawyers who have broken the law who have beaten up journalists and fellow lawyers and who are being lauded by the cops and so far been allowed to go free by the Modi administration How difficult is it to get this right Not very A few days after the incident (February 13) I tweeted twice First that “All who protested against Vietnam war in America raise their hand The whole world will be in jail if logic of #JNUCrackdown followed”; a few hours later the following “After 50 years of observation & some participation — it never pays to mess with students — benign neglect is ethically & politically correct” Students or anybody else for that matter should be allowed to pontificate what they want as long as there isn’t a crime involved — and mere words do not constitute a crime The Modi administration may or may not agree with my first tweet — but I hope they recognise that there is much history and much that is correct with the second tweet Let barking students bark The writer is contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ and senior India analyst The Observatory Group a New York-based macro policy advisory group For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: April 29 2017 3:59 am Top News Tackling the crisis of shortage of aggregate material for ongoing road works in the city the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has written to the Thane collector Mahendra Kalyankar requesting him to re-open 10 of the quarries shut down earlier this month Meanwhile the Thane collector has given directions that the material from three quarries under the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) be given to the BMC on priority basis In a letter to the Thane collector on April 25 officials from the roads department requested that the order to shut down the 70-odd quarries be revoked for a select few supplying material to the contractors employed by the BMC “We have included a list of around 10 quarries in the Navi Mumbai region which have been supplying material to our contractors We have asked the Thane collector to allow these particular quarries just till the end of May so that we are able to complete our pre-monsoon works” the official said As a temporary relief the civic officials said the Thane collector’s office had given directions to the agencies running the three quarries under the jurisdiction of the MIDC to supply material to BMC contractors on priority to complete pre-monsoon road works “Apart from the few quarries where the contractors are still able to get the material we have asked the contractors from quarries beyond the jurisdiction of Thane in areas like Padgha Ulwa and Panvel as well” said the official from the roads department The roads officials stated that considering the extent of work which needs to be completed as part of the pre-monsoon work the contractors will need around 50000 cubic metres of aggregate material Since the contractors will now have to procure the aggregate material from quarries which are farther away from the city there is rising concern within the officials of the roads department that the contractors are likely to demand extra funds for transportation of the material “We pay the contractor to do the work and the manner of procuring the material is their responsibility However they may ask for more money since there is a competition for getting the material among other government agencies and private players as well” said a civic official After taking stock of the status of work the roads department officials found that around 5-6 contractors are lagging behind and may not be able to complete the work by end of May “We will take legal action against them if they fail to complete the work We are also planning to confiscate their performance guarantee and will issue notices to them” said the official With monsoon just two months away the BMC is exploring all possibilities to find alternate sources while competing with other agencies like the Public Works Department as well as the housing industry The shortage of the aggregate material used in both asphalt and cement-concrete roads rose after the Thane collector had earlier issued orders to shut down the quarries by March 31 The reason was cited as the companies’ failure to comply with norms of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board as well as the environment ministry Around 70 quarries in the Navi Mumbai region were shut down which brought the ongoing work at several locations in the city to a standstill [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: March 11 2010 8:36 am Related News Pop superstar Madonna and Hollywood hunk Gerard Butler had a dance-off at a post-Oscars party The ‘Material Girl’ singer helped host the bash at manager Guy Oseary’s Los Angeles home following the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night and was clearly in a party mood so couldn’t resist when the handsome actor challenged her dancing skillsContactmusic reported “Madonna and Gerard were grinding on the dance floor before getting into a dance-off It was hilarious” a source said As well as ButlerMadonna also showcased her dance moves with Gabourey Sidibewho earlier missed out to Sandra Bullock in the Best Actress category “Madonna danced non-stop for four hours She and Gabourey were dancing together at one point They had a great time This was the Oscar party to be at this year” the source added Demi Moore co-hosted the party with Madonnawhich was Attended by a host of starsincluding Demi’s husband Ashton KutcherP DiddyRenee ZellwegerBradley Cooper and Taylor Lautner As well as some entertaining dance movesthe 300 guests were treated to a late-night Indian takeaway as well as enjoying a cocktail created by Demi and Madonna especially for the party For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: February 2 2014 11:00 am The authority plans to extend the train to six coaches and scale up services frequency to at every nine minute (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar) Related News After years of delays and overcoming many a operational hiccups the country’s first Monorail finally made its debut with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan inaugurating the service The commercial operations of the 89-km first phase connecting Wadala-Chembur stations on the northeastern fringe of the megalopolis commence on Sunday with the first train leaving the Wadala station at 7 AM The Rs 1900-crore section is expected to ferry around two lakh passengers a month and will supplement the suburban conventional train network across the metropolis The Rs 3000-crore project is being implemented in two phases In the second phase the services will be extended to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk in south Mumbai The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) who owns and operates Monorail has fixed fares between Rs 5 and 11 To begin with the services will operate with four coaches having a combined carrying capacity of around 570 passengers at an interval of every 15 minute MMRDA has already spent Rs 1900 crore of Rs 3000 crore allocated for the project including on the civil work for the second phase The authority plans to extend the train to six coaches and scale up services frequency to at every nine minute and further to four minutes going forward with six coaches “…In fact the Mumbai Monorail is not just first in the country but across the subcontinent Monorails are in operation in China Japan Singapore Australia Dubai Europe and the Americas” the chief minister said The Monorail a light rapid transport system is set to change the way Mumbaikars travel as access to its air-conditioned coaches will be through smart-card tickets lifts and escalators at overhead stations The service will be thrown open to public for regular commuting from Sunday The monorail is being executed by a consortium of engineering major L&T and Malaysian firm Scomi Engineering The service will reduce the travel time between Wadala and Chembur by almost half from 40 minutes to nearly 21 minutes To a question on when the pending Metro project will see the light of the day Chavan said “we want the metro to start soon but there will be no compromise on security” “One of the projects is complete now and another project may not be complete before the elections but there will be no compromise on safety whatsoever” he said On the metro project Chavan said when the agreement between MMRDA and Reliance Infra was signed there was a clause which specified the provision for arbitration in case of any dispute or change in required On the disputes between his government and RInfra on naming and pricing of the metro services Chavan said he suggested to the Centre to form a dispute redressal mechanism at the national level to resolve any sort of disputes arising in any kind of BOT projects “I have urged the Centre that for all the BOT projects have be a dispute resolution mechanism It could help in resolution of any sort of BOT disputes like toll railway or the metro” the chief minister said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published: September 2 2013 1:04 am Related News The citys first Metro corridor is close to completionbut the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Reliance Infrastructure-led consortium constructing the Metro are caught in a tussle over who gets to exploit the advertising rights on the pillars of elevated corridor While MMRDA has gone ahead and invited proposals from parties interested in buying advertising rights on the pillars at a one-time premiuma source said the consortium has taken serious objection to it Officials from Mumbai Metro One Private Ltdthe special purpose vehicle constructing the 114-km corridor on a public private partnership basishave raised the issue with senior MMRDA officials UPS Madanmetropolitan commissioner at MMRDAsaid? the AUV performs real-time miniature naval tasks based on feedback from visual.

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