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However,com/2SGfiZet5j — ANI (@ANI) December 23, ahead of his meeting with party leaders to introspect on the Gujarat Assembly polls.but not a principle of governance? There is a cult of distrust Againdistrust here does not perform the function of allowing us to discriminate between worthy and unworthy What it allows us to do is hold on to our conception of the truth unchallenged Since no one is credibleI can hold on to whatever I believe This is not a discourse coming to terms with realityit is grasping for auguries of innocence Pratap Bhanu Mehta The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhiand a contributing editor for The Indian Express express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sadaf Modak | Mumbai | Published: June 3 2017 3:49 am Related News A SPECIAL Anti-Corruption court has directed an inquiry to be conducted by the Inspector General of Police regarding allegations made by MLA Ramesh Kadam and Byculla jail authorities against each other Kadam who is currently lodged at Byculla prison while facing trial on charges including alleged cheating and corruption has made several allegations against the jail authorities Kadam and his co-accused Pawandeep Singh Kohli who is lodged at Taloja central jail claim that the jail authorities harass and abuse them They have also raised serious allegations against the superintendents of both prisons An MLA from Solapur Kadam is facing allegations of misappropriation of funds of Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Magasvargiya Vikas Mahamandal which he headed as the chairman In the counter complaints the jail authorities have claimed that the accused disobeyed the jail manual and that their behaviour is not “proper” In a recent court hearing the Byculla jail authorities informed the court that during a visit by one of the judges to the prison Kadam raised allegations against the prison staff Following that the judge made an endorsement in the visit book that to avoid complications Kadam be shifted to any other jail Byculla jail authorities too have written to the court to allow permission to transfer Kadam elsewhere “Considering the nature of allegations made by both the accused against the jail and vice versa it would be desirable that inquiry regarding these allegations needs to be conducted by the Inspector General of Prison” the court has said It has also said that the IG would be competent to decide on shifting Kadam to another prison The court has directed the IG to submit a report on shifting Kadam “keeping in mind his availability on each date and suitability of proposed prison” Earlier Kadam who was lodged at Arthur Road jail along with Peter Mukerjea and others had been shifted to Byculla due to similar allegations The court has said that the two parties are at liberty to state their grievances before the IG and file an FIR or a private complaint Last month a video of Kadam allegedly abusing a policeman leading the police escort party which accompanies prisoners for court and hospital visits was widely circulated It led to an FIR against Kadam on charges including criminal intimidation intentional insult and obstructing police servant in discharge of public functions Kadam then sought the court’s permission to be taken to Nagpada police station to file an FIR against the policemen alleging corruption Although a complaint was given to Nagpada police station last week an FIR is not lodged by the police so far against the policeman For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: June 15 2009 3:50 pm Related News Men are at a greater risk of dying from cancer as compared to women because of their “stiff upper lip” attitudea new study has revealed Researchers have found that men are 40 per cent more likely to die from cancer than women as their “stereotypical” behaviourssuch as down playing the early symptomsprevent them from seeing the doctor in time The study also found that men are also far more likely to develop the disease in the first place and 70 per cent are more likely to die from cancers that affect both males and the femalesexcluding breast cancer and prostate cancer Howeveraccording to the researchersthere is “no known biological reason” why men should be more likely to develop cancer and die “Men have a reputation for having a ‘stiff upper lip’ and not being as health-conscious as women “What we see from this report could be a reflection of this attitudemeaning men are less likely to make lifestyle changes that could reduce their risk of the disease and less likely to go to their doctor with cancer symptoms “Late diagnosis makes most forms of the disease harder to treat” ‘The Daily Telegraph’ quoted Professor David Forman of National Cancer Intelligence Networkwhich conducted the studyas saying In factthe researchers have based their findings on an analysis of data of the number of cancer deaths in Britain in 2007 and the number of new cases of cancer in 2006 The cancers that were not specific to either sex were grouped together and the researchers then looked at the ratio of men to women in each category In 2006293601 people were diagnosed with cancerincluding 147223 new cancers diagnosed in men In 2007there were 155484 deaths from cancerincluding the death of 80907 men in Britain “The evidence shows that men are generally not aware thatas well as smokingcarrying excess weight around the waisthaving a high alcohol intake and a poor diet and their family history all contribute to their increased risk of developing and dying prematurely from cancer “Many of these deaths could be avoided by changes in lifestyle and earlier diagnosis” Prof Alan White of the Leeds Metropolitan University was quoted as saying For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: India’s largest airline by passengers IndiGo is facing public ire after the second reported incident of negligence towards passengers came to light This time an old wheelchair bound lady fell off when an IndiGo staffer was ferrying her from the flight to the terminal building at Lucknow airport Last week a viral video of a scuffle of IndiGo ground staff with another elderly passenger had gone viral after which the airline apologised and sent a detailed report of the incident to the Ministry of Civil Aviation The last few weeks have turned out to be somewhat traumatic for IndiGo with another incident involving shuttler P V Sindhu adding to the airline’s image issues So was IndiGo staff rude violent and did it behave in an abominable manner in the assault of the elderly passenger last week was the staff again to blame for the lady passenger falling off her wheelchair and again when the badminton player allegedly objected to rude behaviour of the airline staff As always there are differing versions of what happened in each incident with unnamed airline officials saying the staff was not at fault in any of the three instances And the affected passengers blaming the unruly airline staff for each incident In the first two cases the airline has already offered its apology to the passengers and in fact is locked in a verbal dual with the airport operator for the wheelchair incident It is quite clear that whoever was at fault in each of these incidents the airline has done well to tender a sincere apology Next IndiGo needs to put in some systems in place so that such incidents are not repeated If in the case involving a scuffle with the elderly male passenger the airline is correct in saying the passenger got violent first it should ensure an FIR is filed and the matter taken to its logical conclusion Representational image Reuters Again if IndiGo stands by its version that the lady fell off her wheelchair because of cracks on the tarmac – well it needs to obviously find a solution with the airport operator and perhaps decide on an alternate route to wheel the elderly and the disabled SOPs – standard operating procedures – in each of these cases would be the way forward Were cracks on the tarmac brought to the notice of the airport operators earlier how do other airlines ferry wheelchair bound passengers on the same route without incident Anyway these incidents could also be the result of a rapidly expanding airline struggling to keep pace with service standards The chief executive of a full service carrier (FSC) known for its service standards recently expressed fears of slipping standards as that airline’s network expands – this is an all pervasive danger in the service industry Specially in the context of India’s airlines which are struggling with inadequate infrastructure as passenger count rises We have clogged airports with several including Delhi and Mumbai doing peak aircraft movements per minute – with terminals bursting at the seams In this scenario it is obvious that IndiGo (known for its on-time USP) would be most hassled about completing pre-flight formalities well before time This mad rush to get things done before time is naturally going to lead some to take short cuts unless rigorous SOPs are in place Remember IndiGo has been on rapid capacity addition as it eyes more of the Indian air travellers’ pie; it already controls nearly 40 percent of the domestic market which means every fourth Indian passenger travels on its network Now in the latest incident of the old lady falling off her wheelchair not only is IndiGo facing customer ire it has also crossed swords with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) which manages the Lucknow airport This piece in Economic Times says the lady was injured after she fell from a wheelchair while being ferried by an IndiGo staffer at the Lucknow airport And two days after the incident the airline on Monday claimed that the mishap happened due to a crack in the floor at the airport which was contested by AAI An IndiGo spokesperson later shared images of the AAI hastily repairing cracks after the incident But the AAI said in a statement that the incident happened because of “gross negligence of IndiGo staff” And this ET piece quotes a statement by an IndiGo spokesperson where he apparently apologised for the mishap involving the passenger Urvashi Parikh Viren “Our IndiGo representative was pushing her wheelchair towards the arrival hall As he was guiding her wheelchair through a vehicular lane which was dimly lit at that time of the night her wheelchair got stuck in a deep crack on the tarmac and lost balance and she fell off her wheelchair” Clearly indicating the entire fault did not lie with the airline staff According to the airline the passenger was “injured” and was immediately rushed to the doctor of the AAI and was administered first aid But the AAI spokesperson said “the reasons given by IndiGo of the wheelchair getting stuck into the crack on the road and claims of dim light are not correct as there is no crack on the tarmac and the area (baggage makeup area near the airside conveyor belt) has sufficient illumination” Earlier on Monday an AAI statement said that as per investigations the incident happened due to “gross negligence of IndiGo staff as he chose the wrong path on the tarmac and mishandled the passenger” Basically the AAI provided a sequence of events that led to the woman passenger falling off: “The IndiGo loader ferrying the passenger in wheelchair went in the wrong direction by taking a short cut ignoring the defined path As per the airport’s CCTV footage six wheelchairs were required and used for the above mentioned flight While two loaders took the defined and proper path towards the arrival hall four loaders took a short cut to the arrival hall of the terminal building” Whoever may have been to blame the passenger tends to squarely blame the airline for any discomfort or mishap during travel IndiGo knows better than most a carefully crafted image is as vital as efficiency in this business In the coming days the airline would do well to remember it simply cannot afford any more taints on that image Chandigarh: The assembly elections are more than a year away in Punjab but the political scene in the state is already in the hyperactive mode In a popularity contest of sorts the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Congress will hold parallel rallies in each other’s stronghold of Patiala and Bhatinda on 15 December While the ruling Badal family hails from Bathinda Capt Amarinder Singh the state Congress president-elect belongs to the royal family of Patiala During a well-attendant rally at Bathinda recently Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had challenged Amarinder Singh to draw a crowd of similar size to prove his popularity “If Amarinder has the courage he should bring crowds on such a large scale here in Bathinda Only then will it be known whether the people are with the Akali Dal or the Congress’’ he said Representational image PTI Amarinder lost no time in accepting Sukhbir’s challenge and announced that he would hold the Congress’ rally at the same venue on 15 December The occasion will be akin to a ‘coronation’ for him as on the same day he will officially take over as the party chief in the state A war of words soon followed Akali Dal leaders including Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal even made a sly remark at Amarinder wondering why the Congress had chosen a general to lead them when he had been defeated twice in the battles by the Akalis – in 2007 and 2012 Not to be outdone Sukhbir Badal announced his decision to hold a public rally at Patiala on the same day as the Captain’s rally in Bathinda While Amarinder has said his rally in the Badal’s stronghold would be better than that of the Akali Dal the latter too have claimed that Patiala rally would be one of the biggest ever attended by more than two lakh people Both parties are leaving no stones unturned to prove their superiority in the show of strength The SAD has reportedly hired most of the available private buses in the state to bring people to its Patiala rally The party plans to press more than 1000 buses into service The party bent over backwards two days ago to accept the long-pending demands of the bus operators to reduce various taxes that the bus and mini bus operators have to pay This has made it very difficult for the Congress to find vehicles for its rally Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu said facing acute shortage of buses the party has been forced to hire buses and trailers from Haryana and Rajasthan The Congress leaders were also angry with the state government officials for helping the state government in hiring maximum number of buses for the Akali rally A furious Capt Amarinder even threatened the government officials a few days ago warning them to be prepared for consequences of their action as the Congress was bound to come to power soon Meanwhile People’s Party of Punjab leader Manpreet Singh Badal who was expected to join the Congress said he would not be attending the Congress rally at Bathinda as he had not been invited According to Manpreet it was a party matter of the Congress and the installation ceremony of Capt Amarinder Singh PPP had got nothing to do with it he said Senior Congress leader and former Finance minister of Punjab Lal Singh accused the government of sabotaging their rally He told Firstpost: “The government is stooping low to create problems for our rally at Bathinda They have made it extremely difficult for us to hire buses They have also changed our route to Bathinda deliberately to create traffic jams But our people are determined to reach the venue by tractor trolleys and private vehicles We are very sure of holding a highly successful rally because the people of the state respect us and despise them’’ Vikramjit Chaudhary Punjab Youth Congress president said their preparation for the rally was going fine “It will be a historic rally and there will be more crowd than the Akalis have ever gathered in Bathinda The government on its own has played every trick in its books to make it difficult for us to hold the rally in their area but nothing will stop us” By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 23 2017 9:56 pm Jacqueline Fernandez in an all-black look (Source: Instagram/lakshmilehr) Related News From rainbow-inspired pants to glamorous metallic gold tops with the promotion of her upcoming film A Gentleman Jacqueline Fernandez has been giving us plenty of inspiring looks Maybe this is what you come to expect when two experts from the industry Anaita Shroff Adjania and Lakshmi Lehr constantly work on curating the perfect look But even world-class celebrity stylists have their bad days and this look is one such example For a promotional event Fernandez stepped out in an all-black ensemble put together by the duo The black Deme By Gabriella crop top and the ruffled high-low skirt from Sandro Paris Officiel allowed her to show off her perfectly toned abs but it did nothing more than that We think it’s one of the worst looks of the actor ever Even her beauty game lacked finesse and we are really disappointed To put it bluntly this look is a complete drab Another look which threw us off balance was of the actor in a colourful knitted maxi dress by Missoni She paired it with layered dainty necklaces and a pair of earrings from Farah Khan We like seeing her in figure-hugging maxis but there’s just too much going on here with this look – it’s like the designer didn’t really put any thought into it and used every colour he could lay his hands on Also the gorgeous retro waves didn’t make much of a difference Do you like her style quotient Let us know in the comments below For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 19 2017 12:23 am Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Pakistan lead the five-match series 3-0 after comfortable wins in all three games (Source: AP) Sri Lanka’s losing streak in ODIs continued and the number changed to ten after Pakistan delivered a brutal 7 wicket victory in Abu Dhabi The islanders looked steady at one point before quick loss of wickets and resultant five wickets for Hasan Ali had them dismissed for a meagre 208 runs That was never going to be enough to bother Pakistan and soon it showed Even as Sri Lanka went about hoping to cause Pakistan trouble they failed in doing so with debutant Imam-ul-Haq scoring his maiden ODI century to justify uncle Inzamam-ul-Haq’s faith in him to be selected for the series With the win Pakistan are 3-0 up in the series with the fourth and fifth ODI becoming sheer formality Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Score and Updates: TEAMS: Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman Fahim Ashraf Babar Azam Mohammad Hafeez Shoaib Malik Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c) Imam-ul-Haq Shadab Khan Hasan Ali Rumman Raees Junaid Khan Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella(w) Upul Tharanga(c) Dinesh Chandimal Lahiru Thirimanne Chamara Kapugedera Milinda Siriwardana Thisara Perera Akila Dananjaya Jeffrey Vandersay Dushmantha Chameera Lahiru Gamage For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdBy: Express News Service | Updated: June 17 2015 12:02 am Related News In a decision affecting lakhs of students across the country the Supreme Court on June 15 cancelled the results of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) held in May and ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which administers the test to conduct it again within four weeks In its judgment the apex court noted that the “illegal and unfair” access to answers for 90 of the 180 objective-type questions that comprise the examination has “denuded its sanctity” and undermined its credibility While absolving the CBSE of wrongdoing per se it pointed to the board’s negligence in adequately preparing for such leaks despite the warning signs — similar methods had been used it turns out by an accused in this episode to sabotage the AIIMS postgraduate entrance test in 2011 too The court has made the right call In an intensely competitive environment where lakhs strive for only a few thousand seats any suspicion that those using dishonest means have been rewarded with a coveted place in a medical programme would irretrievably erode public trust in the entire examination system Not only must an entrance test be conducted in a way that selects only the meritorious it must also be perceived to be doing so The CBSE’s failure to insulate the examination from such a breakdown is compounded by its continued denial that it bears any responsibility for the leakage of answers — or indeed that there even was a leak Such obstinate defiance betrays a lack of respect for the 63 lakh students who sat for the entrance and have been heavily inconvenienced by the CBSE’s incompetence The academic calendar has been thrown out of gear and the careers of both successful and unsuccessful candidates will remain in suspended animation until the AIPMT is held again and results announced The CBSE owes it to them to acknowledge its failure and to find a way of addressing it so that it is not repeated This is not the first time that a high-profile CBSE-administered examination has been broken into In 2011 the All India Engineering Entrance Examination paper also held by the CBSE was leaked Class XII board exam question papers have been leaked several times in 2004 2006 and 2011 Two of the masterminds of the current operation reportedly used the same modus operandi to pass the AIPMT in 2014 Despite all the evidence that its measures to secure question papers are ineffective at best particularly with the spread of new technologies such as cellphones the CBSE has done little to update its security procedures Back in 2003 when the IIMs were forced to hold a retest of the Common Admission Test (CAT) after a leak protocols were thoroughly reviewed and rechecked Later the CAT was computerised to prevent a repeat If it is to avoid a costly relapse the CBSE must urgently incorporate technology and institutionalise reforms For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPanaji: The Congress party on Sunday released its second list of seven candidates for the upcoming Goa Assembly polls taking the number of candidates finalised so far to 34 of the 40 assembly seats Representational image AFP The move could virtually rule out an alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the state as the NCP was keen to contest the Vasco and Benaulim seats from where the Congress has fielded Saifulla Khan and Edwin Barretto respectively Names of the other five candidates finalised by the All India Congress Committee on Sunday are Vijay Bhike (Mapusa) Joseph Sequeira (Calangute) Tony Fernandes (St Cruz) Fialho Xavier (Cumbarjua) and Santosh Sawanth (Maem) On 12 January the Congress had released a list of 27 candidates The state goes to polls on 4 February The party which was reduced to an unprecedented nine seats in the 2012 state Assembly elections is still in talks with another regional party Goa Forward for an alliance party sources said "The final list of candidates will depend on the outcome of the alliance talks. The Congress will announce its position on the alliance on January 17" All India Congress Committee General Secretary Girish Chodankar told IANS Written by Ronojoy Sen | Published: August 5 2016 12:06 am It’s not surprising that scandals around performance enhancing drugs have rarely figured in India’s Olympic story Top News The Olympics and politics are normal bedfellows If the 1980 Moscow games and the 1984 Los Angeles games were marred by Cold War-inspired boycotts the 1936 Berlin games showcased Nazi ideology and the 1972 Munich games was brutally hijacked by terrorists But the Rio Olympics is unusual in that it has been sucked into a doping scandal that has touched several nations most notably Russia even before the games have begun Several Indian athletes too have failed dope tests including wrestler Narsingh Yadav (though he has been partially exonerated after investigations) highlighting once again the pervasive influence of drugs on the sporting world It also showcases how much nationalism is intertwined with Olympic excellence Though it is completely contrary to Pierre de Coubertin’s idea of Olympism — the games were meant to foster peace and not competition between nations — the nationalism-Olympics connection has been the reality for most of the 20th century The sordid link between performance enhancing drugs and national glory goes back a long way It was not uncommon for athletes to use stimulants during the ancient Olympic games in Greece In the modern era it was most effectively used by the former Soviet Union and some of the nations of the former Eastern Bloc In the 1976 Montreal games when an East German coach was asked about rumoured steroid use and the deep voices of his female athletes he apparently answered “We have come here to swim not to sing” Usually it was not athletes who were after individual glory but a system tailored to achieve sporting glory in the Olympics The system was an elaborate one with coaches scientists and laboratories working in tandem to boost the performance of athletes especially through the use of steroids This system was critically predicated on an ideology where sporting excellence was integral to nation building and nationalism No wonder Lenin had once declared “The physical education of the rising generation is one of the necessary elements of the communist education of youth” It’s not that drugs have always been associated with political systems aimed at sporting excellence China’s sports prowess was tied to national glory beginning in the 20th century and could plausibly be traced back to 1907 when the Chinese YMCA began a campaign linking physical education to national strength In a 1917 article ‘A Study of Physical Culture’ Mao Zedong wrote: “Physical culture occupies a place of first priority in our life” Following the Communist revolution in 1952 Mao offered the famous slogan —“Develop physical cultures and sports strengthen the people’s physiques”— the same year in which a 41-member Chinese contingent arrived for the Helsinki games though too late to participate It’s not just Communist countries that have invested heavily in sports Democracies like Australia — which have regularly punched above their weight in sports competitions — have also seen sports as a route to international prestige According to former diplomat Victor Cha Australia has “effectively used sport to bolster its reputation and image” After Australia performed poorly in the 1976 Montreal Olympics the government created a national sports institute and pumped in money to boost the country’s performance and raise its medal tally Arguably there were no such imperatives in India Indeed that is one of the reasons why India has failed to achieve sporting excellence in international events In the early years of Indian independence sports weren’t a top priority for the government though Jawaharlal Nehru understood well the potential of sporting events such as the Asian Games to project India’s image and forge international ties At a time when the Indian economy was inward-looking and stagnant the financial outlay for sports in the first plan was a paltry Rs 150000 The government’s position on sports was articulated by MC Chagla minister of education and a former chief justice of the Bombay High Court in his inaugural address delivered at the All-India Congress of Sports in 1962 Chagla put a Nehruvian spin on the role of sports: “The best way of achieving national integration is by playing games” he said “After all there are no castes no communities no religion as far as sports is concerned” He recognised the importance of India performing well in international meets but said it was more important to have “more and more playgrounds and playing fields” So it’s perhaps not surprising that scandals around performance enhancing drugs have rarely figured in India’s Olympic story When such instances have made news the culpability has been laid on incompetent or even conniving officials and not the athletes themselves The Narsingh Yadav episode has followed a similar plot But as the significance— both in terms of prestige and monetary benefits for athletes— of sporting excellence in a medal-starved country has risen so have the incentives for doping in India The writer is the author of ‘Nation at Play: A History of Indian Sport’ He is with the National University of Singapore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Published: March 30 2017 2:07 am Top News OFFICERS FROM the Tilak Nagar police station who solved the murder case of a 12-year-old boy whose body was found in a bag at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) on January 8 spent over 10 days disguised as migrants looking for work in the Malad-Kandivli belt to ferret out intelligence on the two men they suspected It was this step alongside nearly 5000 posters put up in the area and an anonymous phone call that eventually helped the police reach the arrested accused in the case Earlier this week the police arrested members of a family involved in bringing children from Bihar to work as child labourers in Mumbai for the murder of the boy “When we found the body the only lead we had was the red bag the saree with which his hands and legs were tied and what appeared to be a school uniform the boy was wearing” an officer said adding “We scanned most schools that use blue shorts as part of their uniform to see if any student was missing But there was no such case” After several false alarms the first clue the police got was when they searched online for details on the brand of the bag in which the body had been found The brand had four workshops in Mumbai and the police eventually found that the bag in question was purchased from a Malad outlet Luckily the outlet had a CCTV camera installed and the police got the footage of two persons seen purchasing the bag As the shop was based in Malad the police put up nearly 5000 posters carrying photographs of the two persons captured on CCTV along with the boy’s image in the Malad-Kandivli locality “We got a few calls but most were wrong identifications It was disappointing as even after two months we did not even know who the deceased was” an officer said “One day we got a call where a person told us that the two men were from Appapada area of Kurar When we tried to trace the caller the SIM card had been changed We decide to act on this lead” he added In order to ensure they left no stone unturned the police formed four teams who spread across different parts of Appapada dressed as migrants looking for work “We would spend days at places like hair cutting saloons paan-beedi shops to find out if people were talking about the posters that we put up Some of our staffers also lived in the area for a week Normally people do not want to get embroiled in police matters and hence do not report anything but they do talk among themselves” the officer said It was during the course of this exercise that the police got a tip-off about the family living in Appapada The police team reached the residence of the suspects in disguise to ensure they do not raise suspicion However no one was at the house as they had fled to Bihar “Their relatives who lived some distance from the residence identified the men on the posters when we told them that we were policemen” the officer said The police then managed to trace the accused to Vaishali district in Bihar while four others were arrested from Baramati in Maharashtra “It was after the family was arrested that the deceased was eventually identified as Randhir Sahni It was a challenging case and there were several moments when we had almost given up as we could not identify the boy” an officer said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News But the cult of suspicion has weakened our grip on reality because, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: ANI | New Delhi | Published: May 26, Officials said Jain has been asked to appear before the Investigating Officer of the case in Delhi?” said vice president,” Snapdeal said in a release.

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