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For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 4 2016 12:16 am Top News Two boys have been arrested on Saturday in connection with the alleged suicide of three minor girls four days ago Third accused in the case has been absconding but a search operation has been launched to nab him Allegedly the girls jumped to death into a canal after the accused boys persuaded them to elope with them but backed out at the last moment the FIR in the case stated The arrested accused have been identified as Rahul Gophne (18) and Sohel Shaikh (21) both residents of Kasewadi and have been remanded to police custody till October 6 What what else is in the news The three girls from Kasewadi two of them aged 13 and the third aged 15 were reported missing from their houses on Thursday and the bodies of two of them were found in the canal near Bhavani Peth the next day Officers from Khadak police station said the body of the third girl is yet to be found The police said that the boys convinced the girls to leave their homes and elope with them but when the girls left home the boys failed to turn up Probe revealed that even after the girls told the boys they would end their lives if they did not turn up the boys did not go to meet them thus abetting the suicide For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Yamini Lohia | Published: September 19 2011 2:59 am Related News Steven Soderberghs smart new thriller Contagion is the perfect fairytale for our times Not the kind of fairytale that Disney specialises inbut the sort where fairies are malevolent creatures with less-than-noble intentionslike the Grimm brothers originally imagined them to be Contagion is about a mysterious virus that spreads via simple contact and leaves a string of unanswered questions and dead bodies in its wakewhile humanity struggles to formulate a response Coming as it does after the multiple pandemic alerts of recent years SARS and H1N1for instance Contagion is effective precisely because it is chillingly plausible Health officials assure us that though it is a stretchthe world could indeed be brought to its knees byas one character puts itthe wrong bat meeting the wrong pig The interconnectedness of our world takes care of the rest a bowl of nuts at a barcredit cardsinternational air travel and even a simple hug are tools of transmission Human beings are social animalswe are taughtand it is that characteristic which could prove to be our downfall A toucha handshakea huga kiss these are all ways in which we could be killing each other But as persuasive as Contagion is in exposing just how easily disease could spread around the world in a matter of daysits real strength lies in the examination of fear and panic as infectious diseases The idea of supergerms destroying our civilisation in a matter of months or weeks is not new; nor is the over-the-top fear that led to millions of people getting vaccinated against swine flu Almost two decades agoRichard Preston warned us about the dangers of the Ebola virus in an article in the New Yorkerand our imaginations were infected with the severity of the symptoms and the gruesome deaths that await us should we contract the dreaded disease an eventuality thatin our mindshas been rendered all but inevitable The breakdown of civil society in the face of disaster is a common motif in zombie movies andrecentlyin plague movies as well When it looks like life is going to be shortit must also become nasty and brutish In one of the most affecting sequences in the filmSoderbergh shows us how easily the trappings of civilisation fall away when survival is at stake People riot over limited quantities of a purported curefood and other supplies Airports are empty and for the period between the news of the disease spreading and a vaccination being foundcities and towns are dystopian versions of themselves Its Philip K Dick via Michael Crichton Scientists are able to find a way to protect against the diseasebut no one has any way to combat the viral propagation of informationwhich isfor Soderberghthe real problem After the panic over H1N1 had subsided and the disease was found to be less than civilisation-fellingWorld Health Organisation and other health professionals were criticised for over-reacting to the perceived threat of the virus and causing a worldwide panicmaking big pharma even richer in the bargain Howevertheir defence echoed by the fictional director of the US Centres of Disease Control in Contagion is that their prompt reaction to H1N1 prevented the worst from happening It is a counterfactual that is difficult to evaluate After allwhat do we really know about the odds of a supergerm destroying life as we know it How much of our attention should we concentrate on addressing a potential outbreak like the one depicted in Contagion Could we ever prepare for a virus like that Where would we begin What are the tools we would need to begin combating such an omniscient threat However loudly the film purports not to be trying to scare peoplethis approach to public health fear and panic to ensure compliance is flawed It directs government spending on health away from necessities like clean water and health clinics in remote areas It concentrates public attention on a fabled pandemic that we are assured will happen the only question is when at the cost of focusing our limited resources on tackling the health problems that already exist in the here and the now As a portrait of the terrifying fragility of the tangled biologicalsocial and emotional networks that govern our livesContagion is remarkably effective But it isnt and shouldnt be seen as a policy directive to governments and public health officials to prepare for a threat that may never materialise The writer is Annenberg Fellow at the University of Southern [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: March 25 2016 12:00 am Related News Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan who was recently in news after his wife Surbhi Ranjan received the ‘Yash Bharti’ award for singing has been given an extension of service for three months The extension for Ranjan whose retirement was due on March 31 was recommended by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was approved by the Centre this week Ranjan a 1978 batch IAS officer was made chief secretary on May 31 2014 by the Akhilesh government after removal of then chief secretary Jawed Usmani who is of the same batch Usmani had retired early this year and he is serving presently as UP’s chief information commissioner Share This Article Related Article Asked about his priority in the upcoming months Rajan told The Indian Express “My focus will be on law and order energy completing infrastructure projects such as the Metro expressway and Gomti riverfront development” While Ranjan is the only serving IAS officer of his batch at present 1979 batch officer Rakesh Bahadur who was posted as state investment commissioner in Delhi is said to be joining the World Bank as an advisor and is due to retire in May Another 1979 batch officer Vijay Shankar Pandey is posted as secretary with the Government of India at the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals Pandey is due to retire in December this year Another officer of the same batch Anil Kumar Gupta who is Chairman of the Board of Revenue will retire in September For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Kolkata | Published: July 24 2015 3:47 pm Set in modern-day Varanasi Neeraj Ghaywan’s directorial debut “Masaan” which wowed Cannes critics steers clear of cliches associated with the holy Indian city Related News Set in modern-day Varanasi Neeraj Ghaywan’s directorial debut “Masaan” which wowed Cannes critics steers clear of cliches associated with the holy Indian city Ghaywan maintains the film which released Friday is about India in transition and doesn’t peddle poverty as Twitter trolls suggest Masaan review: Richa Chadha breaks out in a few moments “I am actually getting that (criticism on peddling poverty) already There are a lot of Twitter trolls who are asking ‘Oh is he just another filmmaker who is peddling poverty and cashing in on it’” Ghaywan told IANS in an interview here “But trust me when you watch the film you know that is the thing we (me and my writer Varun Grover) also hate it equally The film has got to do with characters and their inter-personal stories It has got nothing to do with socio-political bias” Ghaywan clarified when quizzed on criticism about “Masaan” The film which stars Richa Chadha Sanjay Mishra Shweta Tripathi and Vicky Kaushal won two awards at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival It bagged the Promising Future Prize and the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) Award at the prestigious fest It also received a five-minute standing ovation after its screening in May Share This Article Related Article The film’s story revolves around four lives which intersect along the Ganga river: a low-caste boy falling hopelessly in love a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy a hapless father with fading morality and a spirited child yearning for a family long to escape the moral constructs of a small-town Through “Masaan” Ghaywan wanted to revive the “innocence” of small-town romance seen in Bollywood oldies like “Nadiya Ke Paar” He also made a conscious decision to show small cities in a “different light” and narrate how Varanasi is evolving instead of “exoticising” the famed ancient city situated along the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh So you won’t see the ‘aarti’ at Dashashwamedh ghat the naked sadhus and other examples synonymous with Varanasi he said “We did not want to show that part The characters and stories are more important so we wanted to stay away from that It was a deliberate choice in scripting “We are not showing cycle rickshaws We are showing e-rickshaws mini taxis and the youth talking about ambition… though they are from lower-middle class they are hanging out on Facebook They are talking about evolution theory etc…” Ghaywan said to buttress his point He added: “We are showing how India is in a transitional phase” Bollywood celebrities like Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi have lauded the thought-provoking movie and have called it a beautiful great and an outstanding film Globally it has received commendations from personalities such as French actress Marion Cotillard who took it upon herself to promote its release in her country last month Why has an Indian off-beat film sparked such a tremendous amount of interest Ghaywan said this is because the film has portrayed “genuine Indian emotions” honestly “I am receiving praises about how the film is being loved by everyone and not just the youth I am talking about every age bracket This is because basic emotions at the root level is the same A father and daughter in France are culturally and socially very different from us but the way the father cares for a daughter remains the same” he shared “And we have been very honest Generally festival films show muted reactions… very European sensibilities of emotions but we are trying to show genuine Indian emotions” the filmmaker quipped For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChennai: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s breathtaking moves complemented A R Rahman’s soulful music as the country’s who’s who from various fields got together for football to kick off the second season of Indian Super League (ISL) with a brief opening ceremony here today Even as the beautiful Aishwarya sparkled by dancing to her hit numbers such as Dola Re Dola Dhoom Dhoom the highlight of the evening was music maestro Rahman performing the national anthem at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Aishwarya Rai Bachchan/Reuters The 45-minute programme was attended by Sachin Tendulkar Rajnikanth Mukesh and Nita Ambani and the Bachchan family The initial part of the programme saw a performance by Bansi Kaul’s troop Young bollywood actor Alia Bhatt gyrated to some of her hits from movies like Student of the Year besides performing to the ISL theme song ‘Let’s Football’ The franchises owners of opening day fixture between Atletico de Kolkata and Chennaiyin FC were called on to the stage and introduced by host Arjun Kapoor following which Aishwarya entered the scene Amitabh Bachchan couldn’t stop clapping as his daughter-in-law performed "Together with your support we will make ISL a success" said Nita Ambani the inspiration behind the initiative and founder chairperson of Football Sports Development Heartthrob Rajnikanth hugging cricket legend and Kerala Blasters’ co-owner Tendulkar and cine star Aishwarya were some of the worthy moments of the show The noise level reached a crescendo as two of India’s greatest icons — Rajnikanth and Bachchan — took centre stage in front of 15000-20000 people and shared a word or two Earlier after a few hundred kids unfurled the team banners of all the eight outfits of the ISL out on the pitch — choreographed wonderfully it was Alia’s time Alia with a little help from the Master of Ceremony of the evening Arjun Kapoor kicked things off with a brief performance dancing to some of her famous hits which included ‘Radha’ and ‘Disco Deewane’ before finishing her performance with the song that has been ringing in all ears for the past couple of months ‘C’mon India Let’s Football’ Aishwarya with her husband Abhishek and father-in-law Amitabh watching from the VIP section came and danced gracefully with a Tamil number particularly cranking up the decibel level However it was an altogether different ball game when Tendulkar and Rajnikanth entered the stage Nita Ambani then declared the second season open PTI her wards at an orphanage that has shut down.says he is just 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