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sources said. police probing the case has not yet been able to identify the assailant. brought by T Subbarami Reddy of the Congress, consider a method we used to build a garden shed a few years ago: using a combination of timberframe joinery and structural screws. so the framework needs to be built stoutly and fastened to stay together for the long haul.however, For all the latest Technology News,” said Apurv Nagpal of Sa Re Ga Ma Films,36,Railways will introduce one such coach in select trains which will provide an excellent ambience and latest modern facilities and services, he said Such coaches will be named ‘Anubhuti’ with commensurate fare structurehe said Besideshe said a pilot project will be launched in select trains to facilitate passengers to contact on-board staff through SMS/phone calls for prompt response for coach cleanliness and provide real time feedback Provision of announcement facility and electronic display board in trains for disseminating information to on-board passengers about approaching stationstrain runningand arrival platform will also be therehe said He also announced provisions of free wi-fi facility on several trains to cater to the increasing aspirations and requirement of the youth and other customers According to Railwaysthe interiors of the coach will sport a contemporary look with automatic opening and closing of internal doors The walls will be screw less unlike the present coaches and boast of ergonomically designed cushioned seats and berth with provisions of LCD video screens Besidesit will have modular toilets with vacuum discharge system and superior roller blinds as curtains The coaches have been reworked on the present LHB coaches which were introduced in Indian Railways about a decade ago in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains ‘Anubhuti’ is expected to be introduced by the year end For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Prakash Karat | Updated: September 6 2016 10:25 am A significant section of Left and liberal opinion has characterised the present situation in the country as the arrival of fascism (Illustration by C R Sasikumar) Top News The existence of a BJP government at the Centre with a stable majority in the Lok Sabha has led to a debate within Left circles and among some liberal intellectuals about the nature of the government in power The advent of the Modi government saw a right-wing offensive unfold in the country A combination of right-wing neo-liberal economic policies and the aggressive advance of the Hindutva agenda mark the offensive How to counter this offensive is the primary concern of Left democratic and secular forces in India today A significant section of Left and liberal opinion has characterised the present situation in the country as the arrival of fascism An influential stream of opinion within this thinking defines the present set-up as “communal fascism” arguing that this is the Indian variant of fascism What sort of right-wing threat is India facing A correct understanding of the ruling regime and the political movement that it represents is necessary because it has a direct bearing on the political strategy and electoral tactics to be followed in order to fight the BJP and the Modi government There has to be clarity in defining the character of the BJP The BJP is not an ordinary bourgeois party Its uniqueness lies in its organic links to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh The BJP is a right-wing party with respect to its economic and social agenda and can be characterised as a right-wing party of majoritarian communalism Further given its linkage to the RSS which has a semi-fascist ideology it is a party that has the potential to impose an authoritarian state on the people when it believes that circumstances warrant it Fascism as an ideology and as a form of political rule emerged in between the two World Wars in the 20th century When the capitalist system was engulfed in deep crisis and faced with the threat from a revolutionary movement of the working class the ruling classes in Germany opted for an extreme form of rule that abolished bourgeois democracy Mussolini’s Italy and Japan were also fascist regimes The classic definition of fascism leaves no room for ambiguity: Fascism in power is “the open terrorist dictatorship of the most reactionary most chauvinistic and most imperialist elements of finance capital” In India today neither has fascism been established nor are the conditions present — in political economic and class terms — for a fascist regime to be established There is no crisis that threatens a collapse of the capitalist system; the ruling classes of India face no threat to their class rule No section of the ruling class is currently working for the overthrow of the bourgeois parliamentary system What the ruling classes seek to do is to use forms of authoritarianism to serve their class interests In India today Hindutva ideology and chauvinist nationalism are used to polarise the people on communal lines and to attack religious minorities Brutal methods are used to suppress the religious minorities; dissent and secular intellectuals are sought to be put down by branding them “anti-national” From above at the level of the institutions of the state and from below through the outfits of the Hindutva brigade a determined effort is being made to reorder society and polity on Hindutva lines While these activities pose a grave and present danger to democracy and secularism they do not by themselves constitute the establishment of a fascist order India today confronts the advance of an authoritarianism that is fuelled by a potent mix of neo-liberalism and communalism Apart from Hindutva communalism the other major source of authoritarianism is the right-wing neo-liberal drive The neo-liberal regime acts to constrict democratic space homogenise all bourgeois parties hollow out parliamentary democracy and render the people powerless as regards basic policy-making The impact of neo-liberalism on the political system has led to the narrowing of democracy In the world today imperialism and the ruling classes of various countries deploy different forms of authoritarianism rather than open fascist rule in order to perpetuate their class rule and pursue neo-liberal policy Such authoritarianism can be imposed on a system where formal democracy and elected governments exist There are varieties of authoritarianism in the world today In some political mobilisation around religious-ethnic lines is used to impose an authoritarian order Religion-based communalism or political mobilisation is accompanied by the imposition of extreme right-wing economic policies India is one such country There are striking similarities between India and Turkey with regard to religion-based political mobilisation and authoritarianism After the Modi government came to power in May 2014 the writer Amitav Ghosh was among the first to write about these common features Both countries have ruling parties that use religion-based “nationalism” to mobilise support The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is an Islamist party while the BJP is based on Hindutva Each has a strong leader with authoritarian tendencies — Recep Erdogan and Narendra Modi — in government The AKP seeks to desecularise the Turkish state and targets the Kurdish minority and secular intellectuals The BJP and the Modi government target the minorities and seek to suppress the dissenting voices of secular intellectuals Both have embraced neo-liberalism However it would be erroneous to characterise government and state in Turkey or India as fascist: They are better described as being right-wing authoritarian The authoritarianism of the Modi government is buttressed by its growing military cooperation and strategic ties with the USA The fight against the BJP-RSS combine is thus more complex and multi-dimensional than a black-and-white struggle between fascist and anti-fascist forces The BJP and its patron the RSS have to be fought in the political ideological social and cultural spheres The fight against the BJP and right-wing communal forces has to be conducted by combining the struggle against communalism with the struggle against neo-liberalism Since the two major parties — the BJP and the Congress — are alternately managing the neo-liberal order for the ruling classes the political struggle against the BJP cannot be conducted in alliance with the other major party of the ruling classes Unlike in the fight against a fascist order where elections in a democratic system become redundant the electoral battle is also important in India The slogan that the fight is now against fascism obfuscates some of the vital issues around which the people can be mobilised to oppose the BJP and the Modi government These include its rapacious economic policies and subservience to big business and finance capital issues that affect the livelihoods and economic rights of the people The specific situation obtaining in the country today cries out for the broadest mobilisation of all democratic and secular forces against communalism while also building a political alliance of Left and democratic forces based on an alternative programme Only such a dual approach can check and roll back India’s right-wing forces (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘Know your enemy’) The writer is former general secretary and a politburo member of the CPI(M) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News

at a hospital in Srinagar, For all the latest Entertainment News,s move to scrap the state pool.Cannes 2017 red carpet: The best and the worst dressed celebrities from Day?the Festival had opened with the screening of ‘Kahaani’. which has selected 30 development models from across the country. Dharmendra Pradhan, Asked whether four people were waiting outside the farmhouse for the killers and they got into the same car,There is not much of possibility of any discrepancy as these beneficiaries are already identified and are on our register of fair price shops, he said MUKESH BHARDWAJ For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vijaita Singh | New Delhi | Updated: May 20 2015 2:26 am Related News The Union Home ministry has decided to give an enhanced compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the next of kin of Central police personnel killed in the line of duty anywhere in the country Those who suffer permanent and serious injury causing them to lose their jobs would be given Rs 30 lakh a proposal by the ministry says The lump sum amount will be given to the kin of personnel who die fighting insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir and North-East Left Wing Extremism on the border or even if they are killed in a mob attack or a riot Earlier this amount was Rs 15 lakh sources said It will benefit nearly 10 lakh personnel of CRPF BSF ITBP SSB and CISF Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave clearance to the proposal last month The home ministry has sent a cabinet note for inter-ministerial consultation and is awaiting comments from the concerned ministries Share This Article Related Article In 2014 nearly 350 personnel were killed in the line of duty across the country “This proposal was originally meant for the Seventh Pay Commission which is still receiving representations from various quarters Since the financial implications are not much the home minister decided to pay it from the ministry’s coffers” said a senior official Several states and Central police organisations have their own compensatory scheme for personnel killed in line of duty but this Central scheme will be over and above the compensation given by them For example the Central Reserve Police Force which lost nearly 323 men in Left Wing Extremism alone in 2014 gives Rs 36 lakh as ex-gratia compensation to any personnel killed in the line of duty which also includes the Centre’s share of Rs 15 lakh Among the states Madhya Pradesh gives the highest compensation of Rs 10 lakh “Apart from those dead those who receive injuries and are declared unfit for service will be given Rs 30 lakh” said the official For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aditi Vatsa | Noida | Updated: March 28 2016 8:09 am On September 28 last year a mob barged inside Mohammad Akhlaq’s house and beat him to death (Archive Photo) Related News Some residents of Bisara the village in Uttar Pradesh where 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was killed in September last year have decided to organise a ‘mahapanchayat’ (public meeting) in April to demand a CBI inquiry in the case Police have arrested 19 men including a juvenile from Bisara over the killing of Akhlaq who was beaten to death by a mob on suspicion of storing and consuming beef Alleging that the investigation into the case was one-sided some residents have formed a ‘sangharsh samiti’ (agitation committee) The committee includes village pradhan (chief) Sanjay Rana a local BJP worker also named Sanjay Rana whose son Vishal and nephew Shivam were arrested over the lynching as well as Om Mahesh father of UP home guard constable Vinay another accused “A ‘mahapanchayat’ has been called by Bisara residents on April 10 and the event will take place at Maharana Pratap Inter college Residents of 50 nearby villages will take part in the ‘mahapanchayat’” said the pradhan Share This Article Related Article He added “Villagers have demanded a CBI inquiry into the Akhlaq case It should be made clear whether the meat which was recovered from his residence was beef or mutton The examination report has not been submitted The action taken in this case has been one-sided… that’s why residents of the village have formed this ‘sangharsh samiti’ which has announced that a mahapanchayat will be held The committee has around 17-18 members…” Stating that they did not need permission from authorities for the event Rana said “Why do we need permission Section 144 has not been imposed here” Police and district authorities said they have not received any request to hold such an event “We will take necessary action once such a request is made or if we receive any information about the event” said sub-divisional magistrate Rajesh Yadav Dadri’s DCP Anurag Kumar also said police have not received any information about such an event “But if there is any anti-government agitation and a crowd gathers law and order issues do emerge” said Kumar On the night of September 28 last year a mob had barged inside Akhlaq’s residence dragged him outside and beat him to death For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related Newsgraphic style for WOW and the result was an air of surrealism, says Chawla For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related 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Chicken Muli Akhrot ki Chutney Chole Kulche Surkh Fish Tikka Matiya Mahel ki Hariyali Subzi Gosht ki Galawat with Ulte Tawe ka Paratha the list goes on For desserts there are Galiyon ki Firni and sweet and sticky Jama Masjid ke Shahi Tudka You can also stroll around their live masala parantha chaat dessert and kebab counters But food is not the only thing that you will love Barbeque Nation outlets will transform into narrow lanes of Old Delhi bustling with gol gappa vendors on bicycle Kulfi vendors selling their creamy concoctions in old style matkas colourful bright lights and faint sounds of music in the background to get you grooving Sameer Bhasin CEO Barbeque Nation says “Each street and lane of Delhi is imbued with a history of gastronomic glory offering the flavours of heritage tradition and a passion for food that has been shaped over eras across borders and in the hearts of the city’s people We at Barbeque Nation strive to offer best of culinary experience to our diners ‘Dilli Wali Khau Galli’ festival is one such endeavour We hope that our diners join us on this food odyssey and immensely enjoy themselves” Where: Barbeque Nation outlets (Connaught Place Jangpura Saket Vasant Kunj Pitampura Janakpuri Vivek Vihar Noida Faridabad Sohna Road and Sushant Lok) Date: On till August 7 Meal for two: Rs 1600 (approx) Phone: 011-60600000/02 0120-6060000 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 17 2017 1:38 pm HTC has come under fire when ads started appearing in the stock keyboard app on a flagship device Related News HTC has come under fire with ads started appearing in the stock keyboard app on one of its flagship devices First reported by Android Police some users started seeing local adverts in the default keyboard on the HTC 10 the company’s previous generation flagship device Soon HTC users took to Twitter to express their disappointment which ultimately invited flak for the Taiwanese company Later HTC confirmed the error saying the adverts were mistakenly included The uproar started when the free version of TouchPal which comes as the default on the HTC 10 started to show adverts Reditt users reported that TouchPal received an update which essentially enables free adverts without any prior warning Removing those ads require users to purchase the paid version of the keyboard Users aren’t pleased by the sudden change which alters their overall experience Some reports claimed users had started posting negative reviews for the app on the Google Play store As the damage was already done HTC’s PR team soon started to recommend angry users on Twitter to uninstall the app as soon as possible As per Android Central the smartphone maker made an apology by issuing the following statement:“Due to an error some HTC customers have reported seeing ads on their phone’s keyboard This is absolutely not the experience we intended and we’re working to 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