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They cater to another kind of marketthe kind that also thrives so uniquely at Cannes Meanwhilewe wait for that elusive Indian film that makes it to the competition section That will be the day [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: February 20 2017 11:34 pm Members of the Malayalam film industry protest in Kochi Related News The members of Malayalam film fraternity and the public gathered at the Durbar Hall ground in Kochi on Sunday evening to express solidarity with the well-known Malayalam actress who was allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted on Friday night Several Mollywood actors have already condemned the heinous crime against their woman colleague on social media calling for an effective investigation and swift justice for the survivor WATCH VIDEO|Malayalam Actress Molestation Case: Mollywood Industry Protests Against The Incident In Kochi Actor Manju Warrier who has also expressed her outrage on her Facebook page said that she was finding it very difficult to express her feelings over the incident She said that the survivor is her close friend “I met her yesterday after I came to know about the incident I am proud of her as she is fighting back despite going through such ordeal I pray to god that it doesn’t happen to any other girl” she said She also noted that it won’t be wise to demonise all the drivers in the film industry following this incident “Many a times car drivers have taken us home safely during late hours of the night But this is a case of criminal conspiracy” she said Malayalam film actors protest in Kochi Superstar Mammootty who did not comment on the incident on his social media handles took part in the protest meet He appreciated the survivor for fighting back against her tormentors and not giving into fear He also said they will fight until all the perpetrators of this crime are brought to justice He also opined that as a society it is everyone’s responsibility to protect and respect women and prevent such crimes in the future Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) president Innocent at protest event in Kochi “You have my word We are with you You are not alone There is a big group of people that loves you and supports you in your fight” Mammootty said while ending his speech Read |Malayalam actress molestation case: Mohanlal Manju Warrier Nivin Pauly express anger call for justice Actor Dileep who spoke after Mammootty said he was shocked when he heard the news as he has acted with the actress in question in many movies and considers her as one of his family members “This is not an issue that concerns only film industry but our entire state” he said while asking the support of the media and police to bring the criminals to justice Director Kamal also praised the survivor for setting an example for other women in the country “This is a big lesson for us the people of Kerala who were living in a bubble thinking such things won’t happen here This incident burst that bubble” he said All the other actors who spoke at the event called for the strengthening of the law enforcement and heightened security for women across the state And even some recommended background checks of the employees working in the film industry to ensure such crimes don’t happen again On Friday night she was on her way to Kochi from her home in Thrissur when a group of perpetrators including her former driver waylaid her car near Angamaly and sexually assaulted her Her ordeal in the moving car lasted for about two hours till they reached Palarivattom On Sunday Kerala police nabbed two more accused in the case The survivor has also alleged that the accused took photographers and videos when she was subjected to sexual assault in the moving car She is a popular face down south as she has acted in all the four south Indian languages including Malayalam Tamil Kannada and Telugu According to reports even though the actress has not alleged rape the accused will face charges under Sections 366 (kidnapping) 376 (rape) of IPC and Section 66 of the IT Act (All pictures courtesy: Mohammad Hashique IE Malayalam) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsAs an aspirant for the Prime Minister’s post in 2014 Narendra Modi had promised ‘minimum government maximum governance’ an idea that added to his appeal as an efficient administrator and evidently caught the imagination of voters There could be many reasons behind Tuesday’s Cabinet reshuffle — gender inclusiveness delicate balance of caste equations social regional electoral considerations or even a genuine hunt for talent Be that as it may the latest expansion proves beyond a shadow of doubt that halfway through Modi’s tenure as PM the slogan of ‘minimum government’ has been given a quiet burial On Tuesday Modi elevated minister of state for environment and forests Prakash Javadekar to Cabinet rank and appointed 19 new ministers of state who took the oath in Rashtrapati Bhavan bringing to an end his biggest expansion exercise since assuming office The final list vetted by BJP’s ideological mentor RSS was prepared after several days of hectic parleys between the PM his senior Cabinet colleagues BJP president Amit Shah and other senior party functionaries PM Modi with the council of ministers PTI When he took oath as PM in May 2014 Modi had a Cabinet strength of just 45 — the smallest in 16 years Part of a promised overhaul of the nation’s top decision-making body it was seen as an urgent move to usher in greater accountability cut the ballooning bureaucracy and streamline decision-making A jumbo Cabinet invariably results in multiple authorities and intra-departmental clashes The first expansion in the council of ministers undertaken in November 2014 saw the addition of four Cabinet ministers three ministers of state (independent charge) and 14 MoS increasing the total size from 45 to 66 With Tuesday’s expansion — taking into account the resignations of five BJP ministers in the form of Nihal Chand Ram Shankar Katheria Sanwar Lal Jat Manuskhbhai D Vasva and M K Kundariya — Modi’s council now has a strength of 78 matching the number of ministers in the Cabinet headed by his predecessor Manmohan Singh According to the Indian Constitution the total number of ministers in the council cannot exceed 82 that is 15 per cent of the total number of members of the Lok Sabha Former PM Singh was the butt of frequent ridicule for leading a bloated Cabinet of 78 ministers (after the final rejig in October 2012) Much of the girth was attributed to the compulsions of coalition politics The incumbent PM leads a party which won 282 seats in the 2014 general elections and along with NDA partners commands 336 seats in the lower house of the Parliament This is the highest number of seats won by any party on its own since Rajiv Gandhi’s landslide victory in the 1984 Lok Sabha polls Among the new ministers who took the oath of office on Tuesday Faggan Singh Kulaste SS Ahluwalia Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi Vijay Goel Rajen Gohain Anil Madhav Dave Parshottam Rupala MJ Akbar Arjun Ram Meghwal Jasvantsinh Bhabhor Mahendra Nath Pandey Ajay Tamta Krishna Raj Mansukh Mandaviya CR Chaudhary PP Chaudhary and Subhash Bhamre are from BJP Anupriya Singh Patel is from BJP’s Uttar Pradesh ally Apna Dal and Ramdas Athawale comes from RPI Amid criticism that complex caste calculations have got precedence over the promise of a lean government focused on delivery the government has been at pains to insist that merit has been given priority over political considerations and that the candidates have been rigorously screened for their ability to deliver "effective governance" “The expansion comes after an exhaustive vetting and selection process to find the best talent” one official told Financial Times “People were assessed on the value they would bring to the union council of ministers” Looking at the appointees however—five are Dalits two are from the OBC communities and three from the Scheduled Tribes category It is hard to avoid the impression that the appointments have a lot to do with the upcoming Assembly polls in seven states including the bellweather state of UP Drawn from 10 states there are three ministers each from UP and Gujarat and one from Uttarakhand — places where elections will be held next year It is a carefully researched exhaustive list but it misses Modi’s ‘government with a difference’ mantra by a mile by placing faith in the political machinery rather than on performance The government is headed by a man who after coming to power dismantled the UPA’s cumbersome bureaucratic ecosystem merged several ministries abolished standing committees did away with a plethora of Groups of Ministers and Empowered Groups of Ministers These were mechanisms that served to hold up decisions rather than speeding them and contributed to the UPA’s much-reviled policy paralysis However the latest expansion of the NDA government’s Cabinet indicates a submission to the compulsions of electoral politics This is not to say that Modi has not delivered on his promise of ‘maximum governance’ That would be blatantly incorrect The Parliament for instance struck down 1053 outdated laws in May this year Modi’s single-minded stress on deliverance has resulted in a leaner and more efficient bureaucracy But a crucial realisation is missing—that India no longer remains the welfare state of the Indira Gandhi days and the government’s role therefore needs to be curbed to a minimum Until that happens ‘minimum government’ will sadly continue to remain a poll jumla Published: March 15 2014 12:32 am Related News Advertising on news channels has taken a leaf out of Google’s strategy of matching ads with content An ad on Total News rode on a crime story in which the Ghaziabad police had caught a stolen Baleno with fake plates fully loaded with untaxed booze As a beefy policeman explained how the ringleaders got away up popped an ad for an alcohol deaddiction clinic Extraordinarily timely And a couple of days ago Samay unveiled an election package about the “aam chunav” which will be decided by the “aam janta” who have “aam demands” or words to that effect Much of a mangoness out of season isn’t it now that the model code of conduct is in effect News Express is doing holistic healing via the news Its morning capsule comes with a pill to cure forgetfulness These capsules which all channels run rapidly deliver news of the latest atrocities committed on and by the human race in the previous 24 hours Since they are entirely forgettable the News Express newsreader closes off by telling readers that curds walnuts strawberries and tomatoes are memory enhancers and generally speaking that they should eat their vegetables Well done but then the newscast goes into a break and the first ad peddles the services of a sexologist in old Delhi I probably need more strawberries and curds since I recall only one news story from that programme It was about how Rahul Gandhi was recruiting spies from the National Students Union of India to follow Congress candidates about and report their actions to him every 24 hours Since the last elaborate domestic spying network in India was described in the Arthashastra this story did stir the imagination But no one else was eager to run with it Zee which is now associated with the Mumbai-based newspaper DNA takes the maximum city seriously So while Arvind Kejriwal’s visitation to Mumbai received but routine coverage from most channels Zee took up cudgels in high dudgeon Its showpiece was the latest episode of Operation Pardaphash in which it had a clip of a phone conversation between film personality-turned-election candidate Mahesh Manjrekar and Chhota Shakeel in which the channel asked viewers to ponder if they wanted to send to Parliament a person who was on speaking terms with a person close to Dawood Ibrahim who had bombed Mumbai But Kejriwal’s visitation opened for the Pardaphash show It irritated Zee just as much on the ground that his journey from the airport into the city by auto was a “scripted drama” An enterprising reporter got an interview with the driver of the auto which had ferried Kejriwal to Andheri station in which he clearly said that he had been asked to be there in advance and that the registration number of his auto had been communicated to his illustrious passenger Actually that wasn’t much of a story since the auto-driver like many others of his tribe enjoys a long association with the Aam Aadmi Party But Zee’s other complaints were quite credible The auto had been illegally overloaded AAP supporters on bikes had ignored red lights and stalled traffic and worn those broom-laden caps instead of helmets as required by law They had apparently taken over a coach of the suburban train to Churchgate and locked the doors from the inside When they got off they broke three metal detectors Oddly the anarchy in Mumbai did not get much play in the channels headquartered in Delhi but Zee played it up to sobering effect by contrasting the mayhem with archival footage of the Dandi March The early triumph of the politics of nonviolence showed up its modern lights-camera-action avatar For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party today launched its signature campaign demanding fresh Assembly elections in Delhi The campaign was launched in the Patparganj Assembly constituency by former Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia who also represents this constituency Representational image AFP The campaign will cover all 70 Assembly segments of the national capital and it will continue for atleast a fortnight "The party will take a call on the progress of this campaign after 15 days" a statement said PTI Chandigarh | Published: June 17 2017 5:53 am Top News The orders issued by Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi regarding non-functioning of private coaching centres from 8 am to 3 pm have not gone down well with the coaching institutes A senior official of a private coaching institute said: “In this competitive era private coaching centre is like a second academic centre after school where a student needs to prepare for his competitive exam” The orders would come into force from July 1 according to which all private coaching centres falling under the jurisdiction of Chandigarh shall not remain open or teach schoolchildren from the specified timing in public interest for a period of 60 days Those students who have already appeared in the final exams or passed out from schools are exempted from the order The Chandigarh administration even went ahead to say that teachers of several government schools and private schools are hands-in-glove with the private coaching centres Vinay administrative head of Allen Institute told the Chandigarh Newsline: “We welcome the decision even though in our institution for morning batches we only enroll those students who are dropouts and doing studies from open board” He also said: “However the authority should also think about the workers and teachers who work in the institution to run their livelihood Our institute has around 800 employees If the rule is imposed the institution will close What will they do then” Around 6000 students study in this institute However parents and school teachers welcomed the decision Rishab Dhiman a resident of Una Himachal Pradesh who came along with his son for his admission in a Sector 34 institute said: “The orders by the Deputy Commissioner is good and will help curb the business of private coaching centre as they fleece a big amount from parents for coaching classes However in these competitive area private coaching classes became necessary for the students to compete with others” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: May 11 2014 11:26 pm Related News The agreement signed between India and Myanmar to share real-time intelligence part of a pact that envisages cooperation on border areas is a crucial addition to bilateral ties The deal to enhance security cooperation on insurgency arms smuggling and human trafficking assumes significance given the 1600 km-long border that India and Myanmar share and also because Myanmar is the landlocked Northeast’s gateway to Southeast Asia Myanmar’s own ethnic turbulence has given ballast to the Northeast’s insurgencies providing insurgents with refuge and easy crossings Despite the burgeoning dynamism of New Delhi’s ties with Naypyidaw in recent years this issue had persisted complicating matters The progress with Myanmar in managing the border was unlikely to have come about without the pragmatism Delhi has displayed vis-a-vis Naypyidaw More than two decades ago when Myanmar’s democratic election was nullified by the junta India’s natural inclination was to shun the military regime However Delhi soon realised that disengagement with a close neighbour wouldn’t help in protecting its own interests Myanmar is too significant a site for China and Pakistan for India to ignore It is also India’s only land link to Southeast Asia and ASEAN As such it was the missing link in India’s Look East policy Despite pressure from the West to approve its sanctions regime India won its case when Aung San Suu Kyi was set free and Myanmar embarked on a dramatic path of transition to democracy The next government in Delhi needs to shed the culture of delay and quickly complete projects like the Kaladan transport corridor to the Northeast via Myanmar which includes the Sittwe port India is developing Nothing helps the implementation of security pacts better than a strong economic partnership A rehabilitated Myanmar is already pulling more weight in ASEAN and if India can make the proposed BCIM Corridor a reality in 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