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Rehman has been booked on charges of cheating.” says Gupta over the phone from Mumbai, Hindi poetry has become ‘cool’, from TV channels to news portals, life,Developmental psychologists have used all kinds of methods to get this information without using language, Laeng said Seeing what babies are interested in can give clues to what theyre able to recognize A researcher might show a child two images side by side and see which one they look at for longer Measuring the size of a babys pupils could do the same without needing a comparison The technology already exists for measuring pupilsmany modern psychology studies use eye-tracking technologyfor exampleto see what a subject is looking atand Laeng and his coauthors hope to convince other psychological scientists to use this method The study has been published in Perspectives on Psychological Science For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Geneva | Published: July 7 2017 6:53 pm Pentala Harikrishna is the world no 22 in Chess (Source: Twitter) Top News The Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna started off his Geneva FIDE Grand Prix on an astounding note defeating Russian GM Alexander Riazantsev in his opening round game here The world no 22 Indian playing with black pieces had to dig deep against the Russian but he eventually managed to tilt the balance in his favour and ran away with the game “It was a long game and I had better positions from the initial moments but it was not easy as my opponent defended commendably Though it was not enough for him as I kept attacking and the hard work paid off eventually” Harikrishna said after the game which lasted 84 moves The win will give Harikrishna confidence going further into the tournament and he will be eager to maintain his momentum against English Grandmaster Michael Adams in his second round match “Even though I have a positive score against him I know he’s a very strong player and I will hope to put in a good performance and play a good game today as well” Harikrishna said on the eve of his second match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Services | Updated: June 9 2015 12:05 am Related News The Union home ministry’s decision to deny security clearance to radio and television channels owned by the Sun TV network on grounds of national security is based on incomprehensible logic Ministry officials told this newspaper that the decision was influenced by the charges including of corruption and money laundering faced by promoters of the network The Dayanidhi-Kalanithi Maran brothers are the focus of a CBI investigation into the Aircel-Maxis deal Questions have been raised over funds received by the network and they have apparently impelled the ministry to conclude that Sun could have “adverse impact on the nation’s economic security” The source and the routing of the funds surely need to be probed and culpability fixed if rules have been violated But blacklisting the firm’s radio and TV business when the case is still in court is completely unwarranted The spectre of national security invoked by the home ministry to justify its decision in the Marans’ case is clearly contrived Sun should be penalised only if its content can be proved to pose a threat to national security The alleged corruption of the Maran brothers must be investigated independently Earlier the home ministry had refused clearance to Sun’s 45 radio channels under the same “national security” premise The network moved court and got the decision stayed The cancellation of licences could now force the network to shut down its 33 television channels broadcasting in four south Indian languages and reaching 95 million households Set up in 1993 Sun has already lost 25 per cent of its market worth since the home ministry decision The Maran brothers are linked to the DMK’s first family and the Sun TV network is crucial for the party’s public outreach True to its political links the network has been a voice of the opposition in Tamil Nadu In the absence of a convincing argument the government’s decision to move against the network could be construed as being politically motivated A wise step for the home ministry would be to judge Sun’s plea for licences solely on the basis of its content Investigation into the corruption charges should run its separate course as it has for other businessmen involved in the Aircel-Maxis case For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News"And the corrupt leaders are rightfully going to the places they deserve” – thus tweeted Nara Lokesh son of the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and the scion of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the southern state on 29 June Along with the tweet were attached images of a press release by the Enforcement Directorate announcing attachment of properties worth Rs 749 crore belonging to political rival and leader of the opposition YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) YS Jaganmohan Reddy YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy The tweet may have been short but behind it lies generations of bitter rivalry These two families of prominent politicians both hailing from the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh have waged a pitched battle in full public view in the past 12 years The ruling TDP whose main political rival is Reddy’s YSRCP lashed out yet again at the Leader of the Opposition in Andhra Describing Jagan (as Reddy is more commonly known) as an "economic terrorist" TDP spokesperson Varla Ramaiah demanded his resignation as Leader of the Opposition "It is a dishonour to the state to have him as the Leader of Opposition as he ranked first in the list of ED attachments for criminal abetment of state funds" he said in a statement on 29 June The ED has cracked down yet again on the hapless Jagan The latest bout of attachments of land assets and stocks worth Rs 749 crore belonging to him is allegedly linked to ill-gotten money from the quid pro quo deals made by Jagan between 2004 and 2009 when his father YS Rajasekhara Reddy was chief minister of united Andhra Pradesh These include Rs 344 crore worth immovable and Rs 404 crore worth movable assets Prominent among these are Jagan’s lavish Lotus Pond bungalow in Hyderabad his Mantri Chambers residence at Bannerghatta Bangalore and also Sakshi Towers at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad This the fifth time the ED is attaching Jagan’s properties taking the total value of properties bank accounts fixed deposits and stocks so far to Rs 2524 crore The ED attached properties in 2013 2014 and twice in 2015 earlier The latest attachment though is a death blow of sorts – a direct hit at Jagan’s empire and his home The CBI has already filed a series of chargesheets in which eight IAS officers and several industrialists who allegedly made quid pro quo payments were named Charges against Jagan mostly relate to money laundering holding of disproportionate assets and quid pro quo in mining leases and land granted to companies such as Matrix Aurobindo Pharma and Indu Projects among others Jagan had allegedly floated 13 companies besides his Saraswati Hydel Project in Karnataka Bharati Cements in Cuddapah in Andhra another Hydel project in Himachal Pradesh He is also alleged to have floated several shell companies in West Bengal Delhi Uttar Pradesh Mauritius and other countries Jagan was arrested on 27 May 2012 by the CBI after three days of interrogation at Hyderabad’s Dilkusha Guest House in connection with land grants given to pharma companies He was granted bail and released from Chanchalguda jail on 24 September 2013 seven months before the general elections He was given a hero’s welcome with a long procession from jail to his Lotus Pond home in Jubilee Hills Attacking the airwaves It was perhaps the perfect tactical move when Chief Minister of divided Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu decided to go after Jagan’s media empire the Sakshi Group in early June Naidu knew there would be no opposition or protests to his attack on Sakshi a mouthpiece of the YSRCP and a vocal critic of the TDP government in the state A stir by the dominant caste group of Kapu for OBC status was initially launched in January 2016 but suspended following the burning of the Ratnanchal Express The protests were revived again in June after Kapu leader Padmanabhan felt government had gone back on its assurances During the January stir YSRC workers and coverage provided by Sakshi TV were blamed for the subsequent violence On 10 June Telugu channel Sakshi TV went off air following a boycott by MSOs (Multiple System Operators or cable operators) for its active support of the Kapu agitation The channel remained off air for 13 days in all 13 districts of Andhra until Padmanabham called off his stir "An unofficial ban was imposed But going by the statements of Home Minister Chinna Rajappa and HRD Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao it appeared as if it was an independent action by the MSOs Both the ministers endorsed it" said K Sriramachandramurthy editorial director of Sakshi Group of publications The unofficial clarification given by government and police was that the channel’s coverage of the Kapu agitation would have "incited people as it had done in the past" Government sources indicated how the Sakshi coverage of Kapu Ikya Garjana (United Kapu Roar) held on 31 January at Tuni in East Godavari district had led to protestors attacking railway station and burning a Kolkata-bound Ratnanchal Express train More than 30 miscreants were arrested in connection with that incident were labelled as YSRCP workers Later investigations conducted by the police into the violence at the Kapu protests in January allegedly showed that the YSRCP workers had provoked the gathered crowds But the blot belonged to Chandrababu Naidu and his government – for mishandling the Kapu uprising and allowing it to get out of hand "That is why the government took extraordinary precautions against such happenings during the current spate of Kapu agitation and Mudragada’s fasting" said a senior IPS officer in the Andhra DGP’s (Director General of Police) office justifying the state’s hand behind the unofficial blacking out of Sakshi TV The blatant attacks on Sakshi TV though have not evoked either sympathy or protests from the journalistic fraternity in Andhra Pradesh In May 2012 journalists and employees working with the Sakshi Group held marches and relay hunger strikes to protest against the CBI action freezing the group’s accounts More protests in June this year too against the channel’s black-out went largely unreported and unsupported by the rest of the press fraternity The silence of the media was further proof of how deep divisions run in the state factions supporting either the TDP or the YSCRP The Andhra Union of Journalists is said to support the government under the guise of supporting the building of a new state and state capital In fact lampooning Jagan has been a fashion for the pro-TDP media and vice versa "This indirect state control of media though undesirable and against the spirit of democracy is a ground reality" said veteran editor C Raghavachari When asked about the alleged anti-media and anti-democratic steps against YSRCP and Sakshi a senior bureaucrat in the Andhra Pradesh government said on condition of anonymity "Why talk of press freedom and all that Have you not noticed what is happening in Tamil Nadu or under Lalu Prasad Yadav in Bihar Has anyone raised their voice there What happened during UPA at Delhi and now in West Bengal under Mamata Banerjee Press freedom is not a one-way track both have to understand and exercise their responsibilities" he said firmly justifying the government’s actions Continuing attacks This is not the first time though that Sakshi has come under attack from the TDP government Sakshi TV is run by Indira Television Limited a company floated by Janani Infra owned by Jagan Sakshi was launched in 2009 just ahead of the Lok Sabha and state elections quickly becoming the key mouthpiece for Jagan and his new party which was launched in March 2011 In the wake of Jagan’s estrangement with the Congress a half hour episode on Sonia Gandhi and the Congress high command in 2013 shook up Delhi’s political circles and thus began a systematic campaign by the Congress to cow Jagan down The half hour episode described how Sonia Gandhi had perpetuated dynastic rule in the country and was opposing similar attempts at promotion of kith and kin within the party The TDP government initially filed several complaints with the Press Council of India and issued legal notices against the alleged jarring coverage and frontal attacks on Chandrababu Naidu Advertisements from the Andhra Pradesh government for Sakshi too were slashed Attacks by TDP men on Sakshi offices in Guntur Rajahmundry and Visakhapatnam for alleged wrong coverage of party activities became a regular feature Several times power lines were shut down to disable broadcasts of the channel and printing of Sakshi newspapers As the ED went about attaching Jagan’s properties the Andhra government appeared keen to take over his land assets under a newly made law – the Andhra Pradesh Special Courts Bill 2015 passed by the House in September 2015 which is awaiting the President’s assent (Link: http://s.wwwthehinducom/news/cities/Hyderabad/ap-assembly-passes-special-courts-bill/article7614699ece) Once the Bill is notified the government plans to set up special courts to fast-track and ensure time-bound trial of illegal wealth cases The Act will also give powers to the state government to “acquire disproportionate assets” for the common good “The process will be just like acquiring private land for parksSEZs and road widening exercises” explained a senior Revenue Department official The TDP’s immediate intent was clear At the height of the Kapu agitation in January 2016 Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu declared in a television interview that there was nothing wrong if the state took control of Jagan’s media house as this too was born out of money looted from the state "The vulnerability and dependence of the print and visual media on advertisement money from the government sources had led many big and medium media houses to toe the government and ruling party line Both Chandrababu and K Chandrasekhar Rao exploited that weak spot" said a senior Hyderabad-based journalist who did not wish to be named “In my 30 years of journalism this is the worst kind of intimidation on media and persistently made by those in authority violating all norms of press freedom Problem is intolerance towards criticism from all quarters” said Devulapalli Amar a veteran news anchor and columnist of Hyderabad who is now employed with Sakshi An uneven battle The war is on between the two political leaders But Naidu has always had the upper hand in this battle simply by dint of of his muscle power and experience in handling ‘detractors’ in his three-decade political life The might of the Telugu Desam Party has repeatedly launched no-holds-barred attacks on Jagan especially inside the state Assembly Jagan would barely be allowed to make his point and his frequent memorandums to Governor and to the Centre would yield no results Jagan was always booed and heckled in the Assembly by TDP ministers and legislators State Labour Minister Acham Naidu called Jagan a criminal offender who should be in jail “If all the ill-gotten money of Jagan of around Rs 12 lakh crore is attached to government we could build a new capital without any debts” he said in Assembly in March 2016 Jagan had few defenders in the Assembly His own party men who stood up to speak on his behalf simply did not have the lung power to match the pressure from the treasury benches In the last two years 52 YSRCP MLAs were routinely suspended out of the total strength of 67 for questioning ministers and raising issues unsavoury to the party in power Nagari segment MLA Rojawas suspended for one year in December 2015 for making ‘derogatory comments’ against the Chief Minister a move upheld by the Andhra Pradesh High Court The TDP is also heaping the pressure on YSRCP enticing their legislators to jump ship "In just a few months from now Jagan may have to go back to jail as the CBI trial is likely to reach closure soon" senior TDP spokesperson Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy told Firspost Over 10 MLAS and two MPs from YSRCP have made a beeline to TDP since 2014 "We chose TDP as an alternative to the whimsical and autocratic style of Jagan" said Allagadda MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy who joined the TDP recently “He lacks the political acumen and body language of his father” he said on the sidelines of the event held on his joining the TDP in February this year An old rivalry For reasons best known only to them once close friends — YS Rajasekhar Reddy and Chandrababu Naidu — both peers in the Congress party in the 1970s decided to part ways These two powerful politicians hailing from the Rayalaseema region — Naidu from Nellore and YSR from Cuddapah — once shared the same room in the Congress office Since 1974 though their political paths split and the bitterness was out in the open Not as popular as his father Naidu hitched his star to that of his father-in-law and charismatic actor NT Rama Rao as the Congress’ decline in united Andhra Pradesh began in the 1980s YSR remained loyal to the ‘hand’ serving as MP and MLA for several terms until 2004 when he became the Chief Minister of the state Naidu is an adept political hand – he has ruthlessly put down dissidents within the party even overthrowing his own father-in-law NTR to take control of the party in the 1990s YSR died prematurely in 2009 as Chief Minister in a tragic chopper crash in the Nallamalla forests Jagan a political greenhorn riding on his late father’s popularity was simply no match for the wily Naidu Many in Congress and TDP circles point out that Naidu was paying back YSRCP and Jagan in the same coin as to how YSR treated him for five years when Naidu was the Leader of the Opposition YSR’s government did not allot new vehicles to Naidu at the time despite his convoy of old Ambassador cars breaking down routinely on the roads Naidu has Z-Plus category security as there is a perceived high risk threat to his life When Naidu tired of dealing with breakdowns wanted to buy his own SUV it was rejected citing security reasons It was only after the death of YSR that the new Chief Minister K Rosaiah allotted Naidu new vehicles As Chief Minister between 1995-2004 Naidu had cancelled a mining lease for baryites (a mineral from which barium is extracted) of the YSR family in Cuddapah district and also refused land approvals for a housing plot in Banjara Hills When YSR became Chief Minister in 2004 apart from not sanctioning new vehicles and security to Naidu he also initiated several commissions of enquiry against his main political rival This rivalry has now trickled down the generations Chandrababu Naidu’s son Nara Lokesh is often derisively referred to as “Amul Baby” by the YSRCP while TDP spokespersons taunt Jagan calling him “Moddabbai” (dumb kid) Jagan’s sudden catapult into the limelight in 2009 following the death of his father came as an uneasy development for Naidu who was preparing for his son Lokesh’s entry into politics and party work A sympathy wave for Jagan in the wake of his father’s death accompanied with the popularity of YSR’s welfare schemes such as the Indiramma housing scheme tuition fee reimbursements and free power to farmers set Naidu on the backfoot "The TDP-BJP alliance turned out to be a win-win combination during 2014 polls in the backdrop of Jagan’s involvement in the quid pro quo case and his credibility as a political leader" said Nageshwar currently chief editor of Hans India Analysts say that Naidu’s marathon padayatra his promise to waive the entire farmers’ loan arrears support of the Dalits and the total eclipse of the Congress worked against Jagan in spite of strong media publicity Even Jagan’s own party men whisper uncharitably of his political naivete Usually dressed in striped or plain shirts in pastel colours Jagan appeared more like a well manicured ‘spoilt son of a rich father’ than a hard bred politician from the harsh political deserts of Cuddapah they feel Jagan is God-fearing and a regular church-goer His wife Bharati daughter of a top Bangalore-based cardiologist looks after business and welfare activities in their native Pulivendula town in Cuddapah Jagan has two children who are in their teens Will Naidu manage to wipe out this powerful Rayalaseema family from the political map of Andhra Pradesh The odds as of now at least are certainly stacked against Jagan New Delhi: Even as new political development unfolds in Arunachal Pradesh after Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with six other MLAs were suspended by their own party early Friday on ground of anti-party activities the president of People’s Party of Arunachal Pradesh said that the ousted seven were trying to merge the regional outfit with the Bharatiya Janata PartyFormer Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu Image from Khandu’s Facebook page In a brief interview with Firstpost Kahfa Bengia president of People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) said "Since the PPA is already a participant in the North East Democratic Alliance a platform created by the BJP itself hence there was no need to merge it with the saffron party" He further said that one of the prime mottos of the PPA is to promote the regional identity of Arunachal Pradesh "Since BJP is a national party trying to merge our party with it is seen as an activity against the principle and motto of the party" he said Along with Khandu the other legislators who were suspended from PPA include Jambey Tashi Passang Dorjee Sona Chow Tewa Mein Zingnu Namchom Chowna Mein and Kamlung Mossang Earlier in September this year then Congress chief minister Khandu joined the PPA along with 42 other MLAs The Congress accused the BJP of engineering the mass defection alleging that the PPA is the ‘illegitimate child’ of the saffron party Khandu was sworn in as the Congress chief minister on 17 July after an apex court order to reinstate the party’s government replacing the alliance government ruling at that time led by the then chief minister Kalikho Pul with support from the BJP After the PPA suspended Khandu it elected Takam Pario as the next chief minister Arunachal Pradesh has been going through a tumultuous political journey with Pario being the fourth chief minister to rule the state in a single year Nabam Tuki the Congress chief minister was ousted when the Centre imposed President’s Rule leading to a constitutional crisis in the state in January this year Later on Pul took over as the chief minister who deserted the Congress party along with a large chunk of MLAs to form the government with support from the BJP only to be ousted by an apex court order to reinstate the Congress government Pario is also the richest MLA in the state Assembly with a declared asset worth Rs 187 crore download Indian Express App ? 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