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Professor Navdeep Goyal and Honorary Director Centre for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr Harish would lead the first team while Director Sports Dr Parminder would lead the second group of 1, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: August 6, thundered Akbar. The former is a case of government failure; the latter of government culpability.till the police cleared both the vehicles off the highway.nine people including five children died in a car-truck collision, However, Light housework or slow, when asked whether he had any message for his successor. yet again.

“The work of preparing notification is being carried out and it will be issued soon. has joined hands with Delhi Dynamos to expand the team’s fan base in North India. Washington-based Hudson Institute in a report ‘Modi One Year On’ said the BJP-led government was voted into power by a new generation of Indians. “I don’t know about all that (imposition of Governor’s rule in the state). “The statistics I have from a single summer of forest fires in Rosebud County [in Montana] … [they] emitted more particulate in the air in that single season than 3000 years of coal strip,We have received confirmation from the German Embassy that the victim has reached Delhi and would reach Chandigarh by tomorrow evening, said Madhur VermaASP Central The victim will arrive in the city amid tight security and will be kept at an undisclosed location She will be escorted by woman police officers and her father will accompany her Her case will be heard in the court of additional district and sessions judge on Friday and her statements will be recorded Last montha lower court had framed rape charges against the five youths who had allegedly sexually assaulted her after forcing her into a car her from the parking of the Taj hotel in Sector 17 at about 2 am She was taken to a farmhouse in Ambalawhere she was raped before being dropped in Sector 20 by two of accused the next evening The victim was in the city to attend a Germany-based Indian friends wedding This will be the first time the victim will formally charge the men She had told the police earlier that she was only molested Howeverthe CFSL reports had confirmed rape The accused have been identified as PankajManvir Singh JollyHarpreet SinghSompal and Sukhwinder Singhresidents of different districts of Haryana For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 27 2016 1:17 am No one I knew had ever been to Tripura; no one suggested I go there either — and that sealed the deal for me A few years ago when I started planning a week-long family trip to the northeast I reached out to friends and Facebook travel groups for suggestions The most popular suggestion was a road trip through Arunachal Pradesh on a motorbike Grand as it sounds it isn’t conducive to a family outing The second-most recommended destination was Sikkim but it was too cold for my parents Manipur Mizoram Assam and Shillong — not Meghalaya — the suggestions kept pouring in I spent three days figuring out the logistics of each destination till I realised that not one person had mentioned Tripura That’s when I made up my mind — I was taking my family there A Lost World: A lone priest sits at the base of the Shiva sculptures (Source: Shruti Chakraborty) Tripura means Three Cities — quite like the Greek word Tripolis — or perhaps the state takes its name from Tripura Sundari the presiding deity of the region Ours was a seven-day road trip that took us through the length and breadth of the third smallest Indian state that may not have been infrastructurally ready for tourists yet but the warmth in the hearts of the locals made up for what lacked in cold concrete From Agartala we first headed south towards Neermahal Palace — situated in the middle of the Rudrasagar Lake — and the Sipahijola Wildlife Sanctuary But it was the next destination that took my breath away thus becoming the highlight of the whole trip Hidden in the deep recesses in the northern hills of the Twipra kingdom is one of the most magical and majestic places in the country — one that very few people know of And no amount of reading can prepare you for what you will find at the ‘lost hill of Unakoti’ Around 178km from the state capital Agartala Unakoti — meaning one less than a crore or 9999999 — is a Shaiva pilgrimage spot unlike anything you’ll find in India (Source: Shruti Chakraborty) Around 178km from the state capital Agartala Unakoti — meaning one less than a crore or 9999999 — is a Shaiva pilgrimage spot unlike anything you’ll find in India In a sense it is not completely unlike Macchu Picchu in Peru Enter through the stone gate and you’re transported to another era Massive idols of Lord Shiva — chiselled out of the hill — greet visitors There are apparently 9999999 of them Arguably dating back to the 8th-9th centuries these sculptures have some interesting tales associated with them Two of them stand out: Legend 1 Legend has it that Lord Shiva and his entourage were headed towards his heavenly abode Kailash when they decided to spend the night at Kailashahar — 10km downhill from Unakoti He warned his fellow travellers that they would have to leave before dawn but after a night of revelry Shiva was the only one who woke up on time Known for his short temper Shiva cursed the late sleepers to an eternity on Earth and walked off to Kailash in a huff The entourage now adorns the hills of Unakoti as reliefs Legend 2 According to another version the images have been carved by a sculptor called Kallu Kumhar He was a great devotee of Parvati so when Shiva-Parvati and their entourage were passing through this region — en route Kailash there are some who say Varanasi — Kallu Kumhar asked to accompany them Shiva was wary of this proposition so Parvati came up with a solution She suggested that the sculptor make 10000000 images of Shiva — to appease him — and his entourage overnight and should he be able to do so he would accompany them As the sun rose the next day he fell just one short of a crore — and that gave Shiva the loophole he needed to leave Kallu Kumhar behind Legend 25 Another variation of this story is that Kallu Kumhar was given the task of carving the deities in a dream but instead of carving images of all the gods he carved one last image of himself making it one short of a crore — a lesson the locals say on why not to give in to ahankara or pride There’s one with three Ganeshas which appears to have a rivulet flowing atop it — making it seem as if he’s bathing (Source: Shruti Chakraborty) Whatever be the story behind these carvings the logistics of how they were made is quite a mystery Most of the bas-relief sculptures are 30-40 feet high and have a rawness that is more akin to a tribal style than to the classical Indian style I found it to be similar to statuettes from the Aztec civilization — especially the way the eyes teeth and headdresses have been depicted Several still grace the hillside — while some have given in to the ravages of time — others apparently are buried and need to be excavated I counted around 130 of them There’s one with three Ganeshas which appears to have a rivulet flowing atop it — making it seem as if he’s bathing Unakoti historically was considered a Shaiva Tirtha during the Pal era (8-12th century) Some archaeologists have proposed that Unakoti may have even been a Buddhist meditation centre It’s a shame that the Archaeological Survey of India is yet to carry out detailed research work in the region Walking across the serpentine stone bridges — most of them broken — it’s easy to imagine kings and mystics praying to their gods As we navigated our way through the staircases and bridges joining the two hills over which the statuettes are now scattered I felt as if I’d chanced upon a world hidden from prying eyes — a secret domain where entry had to be earned One could see signs of springs and rivulets criss-crossing through the area and I couldn’t help but imagine how beautiful the place would have looked centuries ago with the streams verdant hills incense smells and sounds of the temple bells — the mind wanders further A house of bandits or trapped gods and goddesses think of Unakoti as you will but it still has an appeal that neither the state nor the central tourism board has successfully managed to advertise (Source: Shruti Chakraborty) When I was there there was a priest whose family had been praying there since generations Other than opening his eyes once to present us with a “blessed flower” and prasad the young man sat under the largest of the Shiva heads unperturbed The two other sadhus — who lived higher up in a hut — seemed a lot more interesting — especially considering the sweet smell of weed emanating from their rather humble abode The saffron-robed babas accentuated the mysticism of Unakoti According to local folklore these two were an infamous dacoit and his sidekick who had gone missing from the hills of Tripura more than a decade ago — just a couple of years before the two “sages” appeared in Unakoti Apparently the two — hiding from the border forces and local police — resurfaced as ‘babas’ at Unakoti soon after where they have been living ever since A house of bandits or trapped gods and goddesses think of Unakoti as you will but it still has an appeal that neither the state nor the central tourism board has successfully managed to advertise But then again maybe too many tourists would just spoil the pristine allure of the placeThis is the third week of US Senate hearings on President Donald Trump’s nominees to his Cabinet Most if not all of the nominees are expected to win confirmation which requires just 51 votes ScienceInsider is keeping a watch to see whether scientific issues—such as climate change and vaccine issues—get much discussion and what kind of reaction any comments draw The nominees that senators have heard from include: Below check out dispatches from the hearings We’ll be updating periodically as new hearings occur with the most recent news at the top so come back to see what’s happening Price says he will support science-based policies rejects vaccine-autism and abortion–breast cancer links Price made a few statements about science and research at his hearing today before the Senate Finance Committee His opening statement included a nod to biomedical research at the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Leading the agency “means maintaining and expanding America’s leading role in medical innovation and in the treatment and eradication of disease” he said Later Senator Robert Menendez (D–NJ) wanted to know how Price’s background as a physician had shaped his views on several biomedical topics "Does HIV cause AIDS" Menendez asked Price: “I think that the scientific evidence is clear that HIV and AIDS are clinically … correlated” "Do abortions cause breast cancer" Price: “The science is relatively clear that that’s not the case” "Do vaccines cause autism" Price: “The science in that instance is that it does not” Will Price “swiftly and unequivocally debunk false claims to protect the public health” Price: “What I’ll commit to doing is doing the due diligence that the department is known for and must do to make certain that factual information is conveyed” Will that effort be “dictated by science” Price: “Without a doubt” Menendez also asked for Price’s views on whether immigrants have caused leprosy outbreaks in the United States a scenario apparently promoted by some conservatives Price said he was unfamiliar with any such incident but noted that any “any time you get two individuals together … and one individual has an infectious disease then it is possible that that individual transmits that infectious disease whether it’s the flu a cold any infectious disease whatsoever” In a subsequent exchange Senator Benjamin Cardin (D–MD) said that Trump’s executive order yesterday reinstating the so-called Mexico City policy which bans US funding for foreign nongovernmental organizations that perform or promote abortions in the context of family planning could also apply to maternal health organizations and others working to stop the Zika virus and HIV/AIDs How would Price ensure that the United States can still participate in these efforts Price praised HHS’s infectious disease specialists but suggested he wants to craft a new plan to guide them: “The department’s full of all sorts of heroes as you well know Incredibly talented individuals And my goal if I’m given … the privilege of serving as the secretary of [HHS] is to gather the best minds the best talent that we have within the department and without and determine what is the wisest policy for this nation to have as it relates to in this instance infectious disease Germs know no geographic boundaries” Climate change real Mulvaney says but not sure of human role or whether his opinion matters Earlier in the hearing Senator Tim Kaine (D–VA) had asked Mulvaney whether he believed climate change posed a serious risk Mulvaney had generally disagreed and wondered whether his views on climate change were germane to his job as OMB director Late in the hearing Kaine returned to the topic noting that "we spend a lot of money dealing with climate change" whether adapting to sea level rise or preparing the military for a warmer world And he noted that Mulvaney’s views on climate could influence whether he would support spending to address climate change Mulvaney pushed back saying: "What I see my job as doing is analyzing the costs and benefits" of various regulations and policy proposals He said he wasn’t sure why his opinion on climate change might matter Kaine tried one last time: "Do you accept that climate change is caused by human activity at least in part" Mulvaney replied: "I recognize the fact that there is some science that would indicate that … I am not yet convinced that it is a direct correlation between manmade activity and a change in the climate which I do believe is real" Mulvaney offers qualified support for research spending Senator Kamala Harris (D–CA) noted that Mulvaney had voted against a controversial spending package that included funding for research into the Zika virus and had later posted this question on Facebook: "… do we really need government funded research at all" Did he agree that federal funding for science had promoted innovation she asked drawing agreement from Mulvaney Harris then read a quote from prominent University of California Berkeley biologist Jennifer Doudna one of the discoverers of the CRISPR gene-editing technology highlighting the importance of federal funding for basic research "Is there a proper role for government in research" Harris asked "I do believe there is a proper role for the federal government in research" Mulvaney replied particularly in areas where the private sector is not likely to support research "Will research be a priority for the Trump administration" Harris then asked In his answer Mulvaney emphasized quality over quantity “When we look at grant programs … the key is not the amount of the grant to begin with but what we are getting for the taxpayer dollars” he said adding that he has supported research into particular diseases Harris then moved on Perry and DOE Perry comes across as surprisingly conventional The DOE hearing is over after 35 hours and perhaps the most surprising outcome for critics of Perry’s record as Texas governor and two-time failed presidential candidate is how much he presented himself as a traditional Cabinet nominee That means defending the role of his department without leaving too much daylight between himself and the more ideologically driven factions of the incoming Trump administration For example Perry repeatedly rebuffed the rumors of deep cuts to several DOE programs saying that as a former chief executive he’d learned that the budget process is long and complicated And his cautious comments on reopening the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada reflected his understanding that there are deep divisions within Republican ranks about its fate along with the fact that the ultimate decision is above his pay grade Scientists have reason to be heartened by his continual embrace of DOE research in general and more specifically the importance of advanced scientific computing That’s not to say he would fight to protect specific programs such as climate research from budget hawks But Perry knows that there is strong support among members of his own party in Congress for many of DOE’s research activities—and that overall funding levels will be determined by larger forces Perry parries with Sanders on climate nuclear weapons Senator Bernie Sanders (I–VT) arriving late resumed the Democrats’ attempt to separate Perry from the incoming Trump administration on the issue of climate change Sanders asked whether Perry agrees with him that climate change is an “existential threat” that requires an immediate global response Perry stiffened noticeably before citing how Texas during his tenure as governor managed to increase energy generation while reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants “Don’t you think that’s a good thing” Perry challenged Sanders Sanders ignored the taunt by responding “I think it would be better for you to say that we face a crisis and the United States should lead the way” in helping the world move toward a low-carbon economy Weapons tests Nonproliferation advocates are worried that the Trump administration will drop the country’s self-imposed ban on conducting underground nuclear tests that has existed since 1993 Perry parried Sanders’s attempt to commit to a continuation of that policy however saying that “I’m going to rely on the experts” to tell him whether the current technology is adequate to ensure that the nuclear stockpile still works In bed with Al Franken Perry preserved his reputation for occasionally putting his foot in his mouth in his opening exchange with Senator Al Franken (D–MN) after Franken asked whether Perry was “happy to see me” today Perry’s answer was meant to refer to a previous meeting in Franken’s office the typical courtesy call for a nominee But Perry’s answer—“I hope you are as much fun on the dais as you were on the couch" said with a straight face—brought the hearing to a screeching halt followed by an outburst of guffaws Perry: Budget hawks may come to regret plan to slash DOE budget Several Democratic senators cited media reports that staffers on the Trump transition team are pushing a proposal by the conservative Heritage Foundation a Washington DC–based think tank to make deep cuts at DOE Earlier today The Hill newspaper reported that the plan “would roll back funding for nuclear physics and advanced scientific computing research to 2008 levels eliminate the Office of Electricity eliminate the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and scrap the Office of Fossil Energy which focuses on technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions” When the senators solicited Perry’s opinion the former Texas governor injected some self-deprecating humor to what has otherwise been a pretty serious hearing “Maybe they will have the same experience I had and forget they said that” he told Senator Mazie Hirono (D–HA) referring to his recent change of heart on the value of DOE itself Senators try to pin Perry down on role of science Senator Maria Cantwell (D–WA) the ranking Democrat on the panel tried to pin down Perry on his support for climate research at DOE and whether he would protect its budget in that area But she coupled it with her concerns about cyber attacks on the nation’s electrical grid Perry’s answer conflated the two issues and she never got a clear answer “I don’t care whether the attack is from a formal state organization or a private group“ Perry told the committee “if they are trying to penetrate the private views of Americans … I will stop cybersnooping or any attempt to harm Americans” A few minutes later Senator Martin Heinrich (D–NM) tried another approach asking Perry whether he would commit to “using science as your guide” in setting policy Perry said his record “clearly shows that is the case” But his example—ordering an evacuation of the Houston Texas area after predictions that a Category-5 hurricane was approaching—wasn’t what Heinrich had in mind and Heinrich quickly moved on to another issue Perry "regret" over vow to eliminate DOE Perry’s opening statement posted online prior to the start of his confirmation hearing addresses several issues that have worried scientists including his infamous 2011 pledge to eliminate the department That’s no longer his view he tells the committee On eliminating DOE: "My past statements made over 5 years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking In fact after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy I regret recommending its elimination" On climate change: "I believe the climate is changing I believe some of it is naturally occurring but some of it is also caused by manmade activity The question is how do we address it in a thoughtful way that doesn’t compromise economic growth the affordability of energy or American jobs" On research: "I am a major proponent of maintaining American leadership in the area of scientific inquiry I support the academic and government mission of basic research even when it will not yield benefits for a generation Our scientists and labs are the envy of the world I look forward to visiting our national labs this year if confirmed and learning more about the unique work they are doing I have a long record of aggressively courting leading scientific minds to bring innovation and job creation to my home state" Pruitt and Price Groups react predicably to Pruitt hearing Sam Adams US director of the World Resources Institute a Washington DC–based environmental think tank issued this statement: “At the hearing Pruitt who has close ties to the fossil fuel industry failed to definitively demonstrate he would be committed to controlling climate change and protecting public health While Pruitt did acknowledge that EPA has a ‘role to play’ in regulating carbon dioxide emissions he fell short in making it clear that he intends to fulfill the agency’s mandate to reduce emissions On the positive side he did indicate that he will stand up for the ‘endangerment finding’ which is the legal foundation for EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions established by the Supreme Court in 2007 Senators should continue to press Pruitt to ensure he would continue EPA’s leading role in addressing climate change It’s noteworthy that Pruitt was grilled on his views on climate at the same time that NASA confirmed 2016 was the hottest year on record We cannot afford to have an EPA administrator who fails to grasp the urgency of addressing climate change” Adam Brandon CEO of Freedom Works a conservative group based in Washington DC,Palhalan, Police assisted by CRPF fired warning shots after teargas shelling and baton charge proved ineffective to restore law and order, ” he said. Essay writing: Damanpreet Kaur I.

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