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Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: March 29 ???? Since the neutrality of the apex court is beyond reproach, The country had spread tradition and cultural values across the globe in the process, So, but there’s a lot of negatives working with either of them and not working with the other one. why should I entertain the citizens of that country.I turn down every invitation from Pakistan I have never visited that country to give a concert and will not go in future also If I feel like visiting Lahore I will go to Pakistan but will never go there to sing” the 63 years old singer said More from the world of Entertainment: Jalota further added that all the Pakistani artists who come down to India for work should ask their rulers to stop sending terrorists to India The bhajan singer alsocondemned the recent attack on Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of his upcoming film Padmavati in Jaipur by Rajput Karni Sena “To object to a film’s content even before its release was not justified” he said Apart from bhajans Jalota is also known for his performances in the Hindu devotional genre and Urdu form of poetry and ghazal Popularly known as the “Bhajan Samraat” the musician was conferred the Padma Shri in 2012 by Government of India (With inputs from PTI) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Adam Halliday | Updated: February 9 2016 11:35 am Villagers defend the Reiek mountain forests from forest fires and outsiders alike Related News A peregrine falcon sat on a leafless branch arching out over the cliff It squawked perhaps upset by the approaching storm clouds that had hugged the hills and mountains to the west It dropped from the branch and with a perceived “swoosh” spread open its wings and swooped falling first before catching the wind and pulling up a headlong plunge towards the approaching storm A flight of swallows scattered and made for the safety of the cliff The falcon glided left then right then left again and made a winding turn and headed back towards the branch it had perched on half a minute ago It had had its fun It sat for a few moments and in another drop-and-swoop flapped its wings gained elevation and made for the decaying roof of a small watchtower at Reiek mountain’s highest point It’s lonely at the top Even though Mizoram’s capital Aizawl is not far away few travellers embark on the half-hour trek from the picture-postcard Reiek and Ailawng villages to the mountain-top Reiek and Ailawng the only two settlements that dot Reiek mountain are just over an hour’s drive from Aizawl You take a winding hillside road lined by trees on both sides and a series of waterfalls that tumble down from fresh mountain springs Past the neat little twin villages a short climb uphill brings one to a quiet space where a government-run lodge stands offering cheap accommodation at Rs 600 a night for a double bedroom cottage and decent food at the nine-tabled cafeteria A walk up the forested mountain is a trekker’s delight For the more adventurous a small path also winds through the thicker jungle from Ailawng village leading up to a beautiful meadow It is ringed by wild grass taller than most men and where if one is lucky enough one might spot a grazing Serow or even a wild boar The only sounds that disturb the trees’ silent humming are birdcall the ruffling of leaves in the never-ending breeze the steady footsteps of a villager with a shoulder-load of fallen branches and twigs for the hearth-fire and the playful chattering of a group of boys The mountain forest is a 200 sq km blanket of trees that villagers have protected for decades from forest fires and outsiders alike For 65-year-old Lalchharliana of Reiek the legends and folklore are as much history as the story of how the village came to be “The spirit goddess Khawluahlali ruled over Reiek mountain when the spirits in her dominion waged a war with the spirits of Chhawrpial mountain to the west The Chhawrpial spirits threw a huge boulder to crush the spirits of Reiek who turned themselves into swallows and took the battle to the air” he says narrating the lore as if it were a history lesson “The battle lasted long and by the end of it there was much blood much of which drained into the Tlawng river Angry at the desecration of its waters the river pushed with tremendous force against Reiek mountain intending to split it into two But the spirit goddess Khawluahlali cajoled the river spirit to relent and so he turned northward That’s why we have Tlawngnuar” he said referring to the spot where Mizoram’s longest river runs headlong into the base of Reiek mountain before turning northward continuing its journey to Assam’s Barak Valley There are more recent stories grounded in historical fact as well among them of a natural 156-metre-long tunnel that winds from the eastern slope near Ailawng and emerges in the middle of the village The cave has been christened Khuangchera Puk Khuangchera was a legendary Mizo warrior who defied the taboos on entering caves which were considered the haunt of malicious spirits He explored it on his own in the years before he was shot dead by soldiers of a British expedition that eventually subjugated the warring chiefs of what is now Mizoram in 1890 He had been part of a battle-party who went to meet the British at the foothills Fiercely protective of their territories the Mizo chiefs were more often than not willing to shed blood to protect their lands but at Reiek mountain the chiefs also protected the forest by decree “We have been protecting the forest above our village since the time when chiefs ruled over us till the first quarter of the last century These woods are one of our most prized possessions” said retired schoolteacher and local historian Chalngura 78 Villagers welcome anyone who climbs their mountain to appreciate it but not those who are intent on exploiting the wildlife and flora “Once the committee of elders in the village decided to guard the forests against people who came to collect orchids for smuggling We positioned ourselves along the main entry points of the footpaths leading up the forest A young man and woman came on a motorcycle on the main thoroughfare up till the lodge and I immediately sensed they were there to have fun not for the orchids “So as they slowed down near where I was standing looking a little worried I might scold them I surprised them with a smile and said ‘Enjoy yourselves Half a dozen couples have passed through in the past week’ They both grinned awkwardly and the girl waved warmly and said thank you” Chalngura remembers smiling at the memory Peak Season: This summer leave the city behind and step into a comfort zone The hills are alive with birdsong the air is crisp and the flowers are in bloom In this special issue we bring you destinations where you can learn to be still For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: March 23 2011 9:30 am Related News After playing a vampire in the ‘Twilight’ franchiseactor Robert Pattinson is now willing to play a superhero in a movie The 24-year-old British actorwho is currently promoting new romantic drama ‘Water for Elephants’ with Reese Witherspoonwould love to have the chance to portray a man with special powers but refused to pick one because he doesn’t want to disappoint fansreported MTV When asked if he would like a superhero moviePattinson said”I’d love todefinitely I don’t what superhero you’d do Is there any left “I shouldn’t even say this stuffbecause all the little fanboys will be like’No I’m gonna shoot him’ ” Pattinsonwho is dating his co-star Kristen Stewartrecently said intimate scenes in movies feel like playing a version of contortion game Twister and were always “awkward” to do “It’s always awkwardin a waydoing it with anybody But at the same timeit really depends on how it’s staged and stuff It’s like doing Twister” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Paris | Published: July 12 2017 10:35 am Karim Benzema is facing preliminary charges of conspiracy and complicity in an attempted blackmail scheme Top News France’s highest court has ruled that an investigation of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema in a blackmail case linked to a sex tape involving his France teammate Mathieu Valbuena was carried out unfairly by prosecutors Benzema is facing preliminary charges of conspiracy and complicity in an attempted blackmail scheme intended to extort money from Valbuena in exchange for the sex tape Benzema denies any wrongdoing The Cour de Cassation didn’t clear Benzema but it ruled that investigators had broken rules and used unfair methods to try and prove the existence of a blackmail scam It noted that acting on the instructions of the prosecutor an investigator had posed as a representative of Valbuena and that using a pseudonym he had prompted the holders of the sex tape to try and claim money from the player As a result of the ruling the whole investigation against Benzema could be annulled The court ordered that the case be referred to a different lower court which will now have to rule on the case in accordance with its decision Benzema’s lawyer Patrice Spinosi welcomed the ruling “The case is not over but the new appeals court should logically rule that the whole proceedings were unfair and bring down almost all the case at least certainly for Karim Benzema” Spinosi told FranceInfo web channel The investigators who charged Benzema believe he was approached by a childhood friend in 2015 to act as an intermediary and convince Valbuena to deal directly with the blackmailers Instead Valbuena informed the police After he refused to conduct the negotiations himself investigators had the idea of setting a trap for the sex tape holders The filing of preliminary charges against Benzema led French soccer officials to leave him out of their squad for last year’s European Championship – which was staged in France – in the interests of team harmony and avoiding media intrusion For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: October 31 2014 3:05 am Related News Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to India injected a forthrightness in the bilateral relationship that may have a bearing beyond Delhi-Hanoi ties Signalling a break from the over-cautiousness of the last few years Delhi now seems candid about its intention to strengthen defence ties with Hanoi ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) meanwhile has signed pacts with PetroVietnam (PVN) to entrench itself in the South China Sea In the changing geopolitical contours of the region — given China’s military rise and the US pivot challenging China’s assertiveness in maritime territorial disputes — Delhi must remember it is dealing with a new Vietnam witnessing rapid growth and emerging as a regional power Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trips to the East Asia summit in Myanmar and the G20 summit in Australia offer the perfect context to demonstrate the transformation of India’s two-decade-old “Look East” policy into the “Act East” policy In focus should be reinvigorating India’s ties with Indonesia the world’s largest Islamic nation a fast-growing economy and a democracy anchoring Southeast Asian institutions that is keen on re-emerging as a maritime power Southeast Asia has long sought greater Indian maritime presence but the fear of angering Beijing had pushed Delhi’s much-touted defence diplomacy into inertia Beijing will not take kindly to OVL’s licence extension in Block 128 in an area claimed by China But Delhi’s decision to underscore its strategic interests sends a reassuring message to Southeast Asia as does the sale of patrol vessels to Vietnam and India’s commitment to modernise Hanoi’s defence and security forces Resource-rich Southeast Asia sits on key sea lines of communication (SLOCs) through which a lot of global trade and energy resources pass It runs the danger of becoming the theatre of a great-power game at the mercy of the fluctuating Sino-American dynamic A secure Vietnam can stabilise a region central to India’s trade and security interests Defence and maritime cooperation between India and Vietnam extended to much of Southeast Asia will maintain freedom of navigation in the SLOCs ensuring the South China Sea remains a global commons Delhi’s challenge is to mitigate negative consequences such as with Beijing What it must not do is restrict the broadening of its own geopolitical framework For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: April 14 2010 2:37 pm Related News Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz is reportedly all set to portray former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in a movie directed by her fiance Darren Aronofsky The British actress would play the iconic woman in the biopic ‘Jackie’ written by Noah Oppenheimwhich follows the four-day period between President John F Kennedy’s assassination and burial in November 1963Entertainment Weekly reported The project will be helmed by the 40-year-old star’s finance Aronofsky which would be their second collaboration following the 2006 movie ‘The Fountain’ Jacqueline served as First Lady during Kennedy’s presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963 and was later married to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis from 1968 until his death in 1975 In later years she had a successful career as a book editor Weiszwho grabbed the Academy award for Best Supporting Actress Oscar for ‘The Constant Gardener’ in 2005will next be seen in thriller ‘Dream House’ with Daniel Craig and Naomi Watts and western drama ‘Unbound Captives’ alongside Robert Pattinson and Hugh Jackman She has reportedly been approached for a role in the upcoming 23rd James Bond moviedue for release in 2011 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: August 1 2009 5:58 pm Related News Brushing aside the Emraan Hashmi controversy as a “one-off” episodeBollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said on Saturday that such incidents should not be given importance The actorwho is a practicing Muslim but prefers to call himself a “secular Indian”said”I have never been treated differently because of my religion I am 44 years old now and never in my life have I felt discriminated” He was reacting to a question related to the recent uproar caused by actor Emraan Hashmi’s allegations that a housing society in posh Pali Hill area denied him the NOC to purchase a flat in the building because he is a Muslim Shah Rukh said that he cannot deny the existence of such incidents but added”It is a one-off incident and should not be given too much importance” The actor was here to conduct a quiz show organised by Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) “We are a fast growing nation and the reason for our development is the fact that we have overcome the barriers of religioncastesclass in our hearts and minds We should not let these small incident affect us” Shah Rukh said Earlier Bollywood star Salman Khan too had expressed his disagreement over Hashmi’s accusation “If religious profiling indeed happenedEmraan Hashmi would not have been what he is today SimilarlySalmanAamir and Shah Rukh Khan would not be what they are today” Salman said adding that such incidents take place because of the individual’s personality and not his religion For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is taking steps to deal with the issue of child pornography in its entirety and around 3500 websites hosting such content have been blocked last month The government told a three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra that it has asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to consider installation of jammers in schools to block access to child pornographic content Representational image AFP Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand told the bench also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and MM Shantanagoudar that it is not possible to install jammers in school buses "We are coming out with steps which will deal with the situation in its entirety" she told the bench "Jammers in school buses are not possible" Anand said adding "government has asked the CBSE to consider whether jammers can be installed in schools to curb access to such websites (pornographic)" The government told the court that it would file a status report on the steps taken by it to curbchild-pornographic content The court has asked the Centre to file a status report within two days The apex court was hearing a petition which has sought direction to the Centre to take appropriate steps to curb the menace of child-pornographic content across the country" added her mother-in-law," England prevailed in their two most recent friendly encounters with Scotland, He also alleged that the United States has used his country at its convenience and ditched it.

Everything is sponsored ? saying,"If they really don’t want to play Pakistan at all would they be willing to forfeit the match against us in next year’s Champions Trophy" New Delhi: Hockey India on Saturday named 33 players for the Indian women’s national camp to begin in Sports Authority of India Bengaluru from 26 November The players will report to Indian women’s hockey team’s chief coach Harendra Singh and will train together till 23 December The women’s team recently created history by winning the Asia Cup 2017 after beating China in the final File image of the Hockey Asia Women’s Cup winning team Image credit: Twitter/@TheHockeyIndia Their exuberant performance not only won them the qualification for women’s World Cup to be played in London next year but it also helped them climb up the FIH World Ranking to a commendable 10th position "2018 is a very crucial year for Indian hockey Through our performance in Asia Cup we climbed the world ranking but Commonwealth Games Asian Games and World Cup are big tournaments and our training is focused on doing well in these events" chief coach Harendra said The team’s aim will be to finish on the podium in at least the Commonwealth Games or the Asian Games "Our aim is to finish in the final of the Commonwealth Games and also qualify for the 2020 Olympics by winning the Asian Games The coaching staff has identified the team’s shortcomings during Asia Cup and we will work on improving in those areas "Another important aspect will be improving our speed and strength during this month-long camp We will also be testing a few junior players and see how they keep up with the demands of senior women’s hockey" Harendra said Campers: Goalkeepers: Savita Rajani Etimarpu Swati Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka P Sushila Chanu Sunita Lakra Gurjit Kaur Hnialum Lal Ruat Feli Navdeep Kaur Rashmita Minz Neelu Dadiya Midfielders: Namita Toppo Nikki Pradhan Deepika Karishma Yadav Renuka Yadav Navjot Kaur Monika Lilima Minz Neha Goyal Udita M Lily Chanu Nilanjali Rai Forwards: Rani Rampal Vandana Katariya Preeti Dubey Reena Khokhar Anupa Barla Sonika Lalremsiami Poonam Rani Navneet Kaur Navpreet Kaur Written by Somya Lakhani | Published: May 5 2012 1:44 am Top News A few days before she throws a partyRachna Sandhufounder of Womans Quotient Cluba sought-after hostess in Delhis party circlekeeps a checklist handy A premium guest lista snobbish venuehors doeuvre and boozeand a dozen other details What follows is then viewed as a fun evening, Bhatt also told Pakistan DGMO Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza that cross-border infiltration was also impacting internal security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and that this was evident from continued attempts of sniping and targeting of Indian troops undertaken through cross-border actions "duly supported" by the Pakistan Army troops,deny smoking. all of this looks like a mockery of the athlete by the IAAF, 87 percent of the respondents were from rural areas while only 13 percent were from urban areas. Australia captain Michael Clarke,the minister continues to tweet as frequently as before. The NDA is slated to meet on July 16 to decide its plans and strategy.the vision of the framers of the Constitution for addressing?

eye-reflectors on the highway till Ramgarh, is yet to play in a Test against India although he has captained the side against the arch-rivals in limited over matches but at neutral venues. Now, filed a complaint with the police that a friend of his informed him on Thursday that a Christian sweeper allegedly had uttered remarks against the Prophet.

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