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Thank you so much Hrithik And yes let’s bring it on” So will she be cast opposite Hrithik in the most awaited Krrish 4 Well only future has the answer to it Yami and Hrithik are sharing the screen for the first time in Kaabil which has been produced by the latter’s father Rakesh Roshan For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: September 23 2017 8:08 am Sharath Kumar Related News The son of an Income Tax officer who was kidnapped for ransom on September 12 was found dead on the outskirts of Bengaluru on Thursday evening Four persons including a friend of the youth have been arrested on charges of kidnapping and murder According to police Sharath Kumar (19) a second-year engineering student went missing on September 12 after he left his home in west Bengaluru on a new motorcycle his parents had gifted him He had set out to show the bike to his friends in a neighbouring locality The next day the alleged kidnappers sent a video message via WhatsApp to the youth’s mother and sister In the video Sharath stated that he had been kidnapped by some persons who looked like terrorists and were demanding a ransom of Rs 50 lakh from his parents said police Following this the youth’s father Niranjan Kumar approached Jnanabharathi police station and filed a complaint Police investigation revealed that Sharath had been allegedly kidnapped by his sister’s boyfriend Vishal and his three associates all of whom were known to him Police said Vishal (22) planned to kidnap the I-T officer’s son as he was in debt and wanted to pay it off with the ransom money Sharath is believed to have been strangulated a couple of days after he was kidnapped said police Vishal who lived near Sharath’s house and was acquainted with his family and his associates Vinay Prasad Vinod Kumar and Kiran Pai have been arrested in the case while one person Shanthakumar is yet to be traced Bengaluru police commissioner T Suneel Kumar said According to police the kidnappers killed Sharath because they were scared of being nabbed after learning that his family had filed a police complaint Initially they allegedly dumped the body in a lake on the outskirts of Bengaluru but when it floated to the surface after two days they buried it near the lake Police managed to identify and track down the accused with the help of analysis of mobile communications and the video message sent to Sharath’s family police said Sharath Kumar was kidnapped in a sedan and was thereafter kept hostage in the car said police For all the latest Bangalore News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: The RSS has alleged that farmer Gajendra Singh’s suicide was a "drama" enacted by AAP which turned out to be a "tragedy" and advised the party to take right lessons from the incident Calling AAP’s recent farmer rally as one that touched the "lowest level" of politics the RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ has hit out at the party saying such "dirty" politics should be discarded Challenging AAP’s "party with a difference" tag the piece argues that AAP has added to Indian politics an entertainment value that is unique and has gone to the extent of enacting a drama in the name of farmer’s suicide PTI "The kind of entertainment value AAP has added to Indian politics is again unique With 24X7 media glare the anarchist formation used every space to catch attention Some dramatics either in the form of sloganeering or leadership gimmicks are always used in electoral politics "From ‘Garibi Hatao’ to ‘Acche Din’ are catchy words that touch the cords of common voters But what AAP has done in the name of farmers’ rally is touching lowest level of politics In another attempt of embarrassing the Centre AAP tried to create a drama which turned out to be a tragedy" the editorial said It further said that "for catching the public attention through media instigating some supposed to be farmer to enact a suicide attempt and the person actually losing his life is dirty politics which should be discarded outright" Written in the backdrop of farmer’s suicide that shook the country the article further goes on to question the genesis of AAP and asks "Is AAP really a party with a difference" "The script drama and presentation of this loose political formation are proving to be sensational but foreign to be part of India’s democratic culture" the editorial said PTI Written by Pushkar | Updated: April 2 2015 12:25 am In most countries that have robust higher education sectors public institutions are not government ‘controlled’ Related News In order to appreciate the implications of the recent controversies in higher education — particularly the PMO’s rejection of Sandip Trivedi as the new director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research the resignation and its subsequent withdrawal by Anil Kakodkar chairman of the standing committee of the IIT Council the resignation of RK Shevgaonkar director of IIT Delhi and other similar incidents — it is necessary to see them in the broader context of the nation’s broken higher education system Nearly a decade ago in 2006 the newly constituted National Knowledge Commission (NKC) had drawn attention to a “quiet crisis” in higher education That was an understatement The nation’s higher education sector was already broken by a long period of sustained and extreme political interference by state and national governments It is not an exaggeration to use the word “broken” to describe the state of higher education Most colleges and universities are physically broken They have broken classrooms and furniture broken libraries and laboratories and even broken withering signboards at their entrances and elsewhere Worse still with the exception of a handful of institutions (a few Central universities the IITs IIMs and a small number of other institutions) most colleges and universities are mediocre Of course one could also argue that given the oppressive nature of the higher education regime it is a miracle some of them are still able to do some teaching and research Much is made of the failure of our universities to count among the top 200 institutions in the world However that is a diversion from the real story — that the quality of education available in the majority of our colleges and universities does little to improve the life chances of our young population Annual employability reports confirm that most graduates are unemployable Indeed one could make a case that colleges and universities are simply degree-granting institutions whereas coaching centres have become the relevant sites for training young people to secure employment The reasons for this broken state are widely known All through the 1980s and the 1990s which merit being labelled as the “lost decades” for higher education successive state and national governments completely marginalised the sector Low spending combined with extreme forms of politicisation widespread nepotism and corruption as well as the downgrading of the academic profession destroyed the sector Since 2006 some things have changed for the better but the damage inflicted during the lost decades seems beyond repair Since the NKC called attention to a “quiet crisis” nearly a decade ago we have seen a mix of feeble unplanned and uncoordinated incoherent harmful and occasionally even well-intentioned policies being considered and/ or implemented — all evidently designed to improve higher education Other than improvements in access to education progress on other fronts notably the quality of education has been negligible When Narendra Modi took charge as prime minister in mid-2014 many hoped that his government would inject some purpose into higher education However this sector has remained frozen The government has so far come up short in terms of new ideas and in laying out a larger vision for the future Indeed recent controversies on the appointments of IIT directors and other functionaries suggest that the government — particularly the ministry of human resource development — has set for itself the singular task of asserting its supreme authority over all other stakeholders particularly the academic community The perverse kind of political interference that routinely takes place in higher education is one of the primary reasons that the best of our colleges and universities lag behind Curiously government officials seem unwilling to learn anything from some of their own initiatives Earlier this year the government formalised the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) during US President Barack Obama’s visit to India GIAN will bring up to 1000 US-based academics to India each year for short periods to teach explore avenues for collaborative research and other academic activities But consider the following irony GIAN has been set up for our academics and students to “learn” best practices from US-based faculty However our government officials have as much to learn from the Americans as well as from others about how to run public universities In the US as in most countries around the world that have robust higher education sectors public institutions are not government “controlled” Ministers do not have the power to approve or reject the appointments of vice chancellors and directors Our universities will not realise their full potential unless the government stops meddling in matters it has no business messing with The government must step aside and not bully academic institutions into submission Otherwise all that it will achieve is further crushing our already broken higher education sector The writer is assistant professor at the department of humanities and social science Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani Goa [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News| Ahmedabad | Published: March 28 2017 5:21 am Though the temperatures are soaring the AMC authorities are in no mood to announce it earlier than the scheduled date (Representational Image) Top News Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) will announce the heat action plan at its usual time that is April 7 confirmed mayor Gautam Shah Though the temperatures are soaring the AMC authorities are in no mood to announce it earlier than the scheduled date “Since the IMD has predicted the temperatures to come down in a day or two we are not anticipating announcing it ahead of the scheduled date During previous years too it had been announced in the first week of April So we are following the same schedule” said AMC health officer Dr Bhavin Solanki The heat action plan an early weather warning system (15 days in advance) for heat waves is aimed at having an edge over the existing two-day advanced prediction by the Meteorological Department For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by New York Times | Published: April 13 2013 3:50 am Related News Mr Smith never goes to Washington anymore One glaring omission in the many series about government and the list includes VeepScandalHouse of CardsHomeland and The Americans is the ingenuous outsider Dishonest senatorssleazy political advisorsunprincipled reporters and conniving spouses aboundbutoddlyit is almost impossible to find a Frank Capra-esque newcomer who channels the idealism and frustration of viewers That formula doesnt work in todays climate Governance is not a calling on televisionits a pop-culture spectacle that favours process over outcome: 24-hour sports coverage without a final score Veepthe HBO comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a self-serving vice presidentis steeped in the latest shade of cynicism The second season begins with Vice President Selina Meyer as callous and calculating as everand even she is not as heartless as her more experienced colleagues in the West Wing Selina asks a White House aide why the administration isnt doing something to free 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