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" This, Meanwhile,a magistrate court granted bail to his wife on Friday Following the IPS officer’s arrest the Union home ministry also sought a report on Sunday from the Tamil Nadu government about his conduct "Such a person is not fit to be in a service like IPS and action such as dismissal from the service may be initiated once a report from the state government is received" a home ministry official had said However the accused will be given a chance to explain his side of the story With inputs from PTI Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday accepted defeat in the assembly polls and said the Congress party will play the role of a constructive opposition in the legislative assembly PTI "We accept the mandate of the people I thank the people of Assam for giving us three terms to serve them Now the people want us to sit in the opposition and play the role of a constructive opposition and I thank the people for that" said Gogoi addressing the media at his official residence at Koinadhara Hills in Guwahati "It is only natural to feel bad about the result but I am not depressed In democracy one has to accept the verdict of the people and we have accepted that We are going to try our best to play the role of a constructive opposition" he said "I am thankful to the people that they have not abandoned the Congress completely May be there are some shortcomings on our part or may be that the people have expected more from us than we delivered" he said Gogoi said that he had already congratulated Sarbananda Sonowal for the victory "It is a grand success for them The BJP the AGP and the BPF came together this time and won the polls" he said Reiterating that he’ll still be active in politics Gogoi said that ups and downs are a part of a politician’s life "I have seen many ups and downs in my life be it in national politics or in Assam" he added The chief minister said the party is going to analyse the loopholes and deficiencies in the party and the factors that led the BJP and its allies to victory By: IANS | Updated: February 19 2017 4:05 pm Research has shown that the “stressful conditions” at the space station cause fungi to grow faster ( Source: Wikimedia commons) Related News Sending an antibiotic-resistant superbug to a zero-gravity environment like the International Space Station (ISS) will help NASA better understand how superbugs mutate to become resistant to available antibiotics an India-origin researcher has said An antibiotic-resistant superbug will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the same Cape Canaveral pad where the first manned mission to the moon lifted off and will soon be studied by astronauts on the ISS a report in Fox6Now said Working in conjunction with NASA the Indian-origin lead researcher Anita Goel said Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin and many others Watch all our videos from Express Technology It can cause a variety of health problems including sepsis pneumonia and skin and bloodstream infections “We are excited to put MRSA on the International Space Station and investigate the effects of microgravity on the growth and mutation patterns of these bugs” Goel said at a NASA news conference “I have this hypothesis that microgravity will accelerate the mutation patterns If we can use microgravity as an accelerator to fast-forward and get a sneak preview of what these mutations will look like then we can essentially build smarter drugs on Earth” she added Goel was also interested to see the changes in the gene expression patterns of this bacteria “The DNA is like a piano The info in the DNA sequence is only part of what makes the music of an organism” she said adding “The info embedded in the environment interplays with what is embedded in the DNA sequence and together they determine the music that the organism plays” Research has shown that the “stressful conditions” at the space station cause fungi to grow faster “If we can use the ISS as an accelerator to know what future mutations of superbugs we can use that info to develop smarter drugs that are more personalised and more precisely targeted to a bug or strain at hand” Goel said We can have those drugs ready before the mutations even show up on Earth she noted For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: February 11 2010 8:30 am Related News Pop star Lady Gaga is set to collaborate with none-other-than pop princess Britney Spears The ‘Poker Face’ singer is set to enter the studio with the ‘Toxic’ singer when she has finished her current ‘Monster Ball’ tour and she has her dad to thank for setting it upSun online reported Gaga’s father Joseph took the opportunity to speak to Britney at a party following the Grammy Awards last monthand told the pop beauty his daughter was a big admirer “Lady Gaga has made no secret of just how much of a Britney fan she is” a source told newspaper “She has even admitted she used to have posters of her on her wall and she was a great source of inspiration when she was a struggling songwriter She was delighted when she found her dad chatting away to Britney at the party He introduced them and the three of them were locked in conversation for ages” the source said “At the end of the chatthey exchanged numbers and agreed to go into the studio and work on music together as soon as Gaga finishes her tour” the source added Lady Gaga previously revealed she has written songs for Britney and submitted her track ‘Telephone’ for one of her albumsbut it was rejected The eccentric pop star instead recorded a version for her recent ‘The Fame Monster’ album with Beyonce Knowles “I wrote it for her a long time agoand she just didn’t use it on her album It’s fine because I love the songand it’s exciting I get to perform it now” Gaga had said The European leg of the ‘Monster Ball’ world tour starts on February 18and ends in June For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | New York | Published: March 10 2010 12:23 pm Related News King of Pop’ Michael Jackson was a ladies man and a womaniseraccording to his three security guardsMike GarciaBill Whitfield and Javon ‘BJ’ Beard The late pop legend was dogged by rumours regarding his sexuality throughout the latter part of his lifebut according to his trusted security team Mike GarciaBill Whitfield and Javon ‘BJ’ Beard he was a heterosexual guy with normal desires “Being a manmen know menand we were around him long enough to know he was a man” Whitfield said “He had desires of women like we do He had lovers In the cars that we hadwe had a curtain that covered the back seat You couldn’t see in the back seat They talked back there; they didn’t do nothing out of bounds You could hear the kissing” said Garcia The ‘Thriller’ hitmaker who died on June 25 last year from a drug overdosewas accused of sexually abusing children The three menoften referred to the singer’s ‘Inner Circle’ during their appearance on TV show ‘Good Morning America’ also praised him for for being a great father to his three childrenPrince Michael13Paris11and eight-year-old Prince Michael II “The kids were constantly saying’I love youdaddy’ They were like four buddies” Garcia said According to the security men he was very protective of his kids and would make them remove magazines carrying news about him when the family went out in public “I’d be ahead of himbecause I know he’s coming this wayand I’m looking at magazine racks that may have something about him on them and I’ll turn it aroundSometimes he’d see themand you would actually see him take them and turn them around so the kids didn’t see them” Whitfield said The three bodyguards are now planning to write a book called ‘In Defense of Michael’ For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsControversial writer Rajiv Malhotra has succeeded where others failed He has reminded the Indian right wing of the virtues of free speech Courtesy Malhotra the book-burning cabals and poster-tearing hooligans of India are rallying around the very right whose value they once questioned Writer-activist Madhu Kishwar is currently spearheading a campaign against well another campaign demanding that Malhotra’s books be pulped for allegedly plagiarising the work of several western scholars MF Husain Wendy Doniger Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani would be laughing at the irony Rajiv Malhotra Image courtesy: Twitter Ah the hypocrisy of right wingers The US-based Malhotra whose foundation incidentally funded some of Kishwar’s own work has been under attack from several Indologists who have accused the entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist-turned-author-turned Hindu activist of rehashing the research of others and passing it off as his own His critics led by western scholars Richard Fox and Andrew J Nicholson have reproduced several instances from Malhotra’s books to allege that he either reproduced them verbatim or twisted their original arguments to suit his own ends An articlein Scrollin points out? She said Marxists denied the benefits to the poor on political considerations.and a constable of Ahmedabad Crime Branch went to Asaram?90 million) a year excluding potential add-ons, it was clear that the Australians would be reaping the most rewards when they bring the spinners into play and that is exactly what happened.

The fracas is only the latest of several unseemly incidents reported from state assemblies, Official figures point towards a steady decline in the number of casualties suffered by security forces in the districts affected by LWE. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 30, when the evil king wants to make his presence felt, 2015 9:25 pm ‘Katti Batti’ made Rs 5. Even as we were rooting for an exciting replacement to Rosberg (read: Sebastian Vettel,Further investigation was also conducted. The sheer sari with a gold embroidered border and a beautiful blouse with embroidered and fringe detail was styled well with heritage jewellery from Sunita Shekhawat. File image of Prakash Javadekar.Best Buds?is about a woman who embarks on a California road trip on the eve of her weddingand relies on the powers of marijuana and her pals to soothe her woesreports the Daily Star According to Daily VarietyPortman28will produce the film with Vendome Pictures CEO Philippe Rousselet The pair is looking for a filmmaker to directand a shooting schedule has not yet been released For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 4 2017 2:03 pm Emily Blunt plays the titular role in Mary Poppins Returns Related News We all know and love the 1964 fantasy musical comedy Mary Poppins Now Disney has released the first look of its sequel and Emily Blunt looks beautiful in the costume for her titular role The film is set to hit the screens globally on December 25 2018 and the image released by Disney gives us a clue as to what it took to transform Emily into the famed nanny The beautiful cobalt blue coat and the pretty pink hat would instantly push you to draw similarities between Emily Blunt and Julie Andrews in 1964 The carpet bag that has endless supplies (or her bag of tricks) has however gone through a complete makeover Look closer and you would also notice that Mary is back at the steps of Mr Banks’ family home The movie is set in the Depression-era in London and Jane and Michael (Emily Mortimer and Ben Wishaw) are kids no more They still depend on their beloved nanny and her bag of tricks It is when Michael suffers a personal loss that leads Mary to return to the household More from the world of Entertainment: The story itself is based on the other seven books written by PL Travers This has allowed other characters like musical lamplighter named Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) the maniacal balloon vendor (Angela Lansbury) and banker William Weatherall Wilkins (Colin Firth ) to be portrayed on screen Meryl Streep is also part of the star cast and she will be playing the role of Mary’s cousin Topsy Also read |Alabama theatre boycotts Beauty and the Beast over gay character The film is directed by Rob Marshall and the screenplay is adapted by David Magee The cast and crew are busy in production in London The music will be scored by Marc Shaiman who will be working with Scot Wittman on writing the original songs For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Updated: November 18 2016 2:16 pm Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna Top News Amid the cash crush and confusion in the Telugu film industry due to demonetisation Tollywood actor Akkineni Nagarjuna on Thursday clarified that he had repaid all his loans and he doesn’t owe money to any bank “For the few who may believe so neither I nor Annapurna Studios owe any money to any banks It is true we took a loan from banks to build new film facilities at Annapurna Studios earlier All loans have been cleared earlier this year” Nagarjuna posted on Twitter More from the world of Entertainment: In 2014 reports said Andhra Bank and Indian Bank had issued notices to the actor and producer to repay a loan within 60 days He owed Rs 30 crore and Rs 28 crore to the banks respectively Even the banks also took stringent measures In absence of any response from Nagarjuna the banks had even issued an advisory that no third party should cut any deal with the actor or any of his people They also sought to take over some land in the studios Nagarjuna is the owner of his production house Annapurna Studios and was a stakeholder in the ownership of MAA Television which has now been sold to Star Network Nagarjuna Nimmagadda Prasad and Chiranjeevi sold their respective shares of the channel in 2015 Some reports suggest that Nagarjuna took this step to cover his debts Nagarjuna has also been replaced by Chiranjeevi for the next edition of popular MAA TV quiz showMeelo Evaru Koteeswarudu The actor had reportedly charged Rs 3 crore for hosting the first 40 episodes of the show Meanwhile Nagarjuna supported PM Narendra Modi’s move to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes He had also thanked the PM for the move “Tweeting from Paris Congrats @narendramodi ji for rewarding us tax payers/India on the way to become a super economy #IndiaFightsCorruption (sic)” the actor had said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: June 1 2014 12:22 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned down the Shiv Sena demand that industrialist Venugopal Dhoot be accommodated in the Cabinet The Sena had to per force nominate Anant Geete instead Also the Sena was furious that it could not get the portfolio of its choice It wanted Civil Aviation (Geete got Heavy Industries) but this was refused on the grounds that the party controls civil aviation unions in Maharashtra and it would have been viewed as a conflict of interest Unseemly elevation Smriti Irani’s elevation as HRD Minister has upset a lot of party seniors What was particularly irking was that at the oath-taking ceremony Irani was called ahead of two veterans Harsh Vardhan and Maneka Gandhi indicating that she is above them in the pecking order despite their greater experience One interpretation of Irani’s position is that she will be a front while the RSS packs the ministry with consultants who will ensure that the Sangh line of thinking percolates into educational institutions which have been monopolised by Nehruvian Left liberal intellectuals for over half a century Irani’s job would be to defend radical changes in the ministry Others believe that Modi has faith in her ability and would give the feisty Irani a free hand Waiting in wings Arun Jaitley is not expected to hold charge of the defence portfolio for long The two names being floated as potential candidates for the defence minister’s job are Arun Shourie and Jaswant Singh Both quit the BJP in a huff after making strong comments about fellow party members Modi however has a good relationship with Shourie who was a minister in the former NDA government and interceded on Modi’s behalf with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after the 2002 riots Modi wrote a letter of reconciliation to Jaswant who contested as an Independent last week but the major hitch in the case of Singh is that he is over the cut-off age mark of 75 years set for the Modi Cabinet Election whiz-kid Considering his key role in the 2014 campaign there is speculation that election whiz-kid Amit Shah might get to be the BJP president But it is unlikely that there will be a Gujarati as both prime minister and president of the party Shah himself claims that he has no such ambitions He is thinking of taking a vacation to tour the country along with his family Subsequently he plans to look after forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra Tamil Nadu and Bengal He has already acquired dictionaries of Bengali Tamil and Marathi Gujaratis taken aback The three plane-loads of Gujaratis including Chief Minister Anandiben Patel her entire cabinet and senior state party office-bearers who came to Delhi for the swearing-in of Narendra Modi were taken aback by the poor arrangements compared to the standards of their home state which specialises in event management The generals who came in their ceremonial uniforms diplomats in their suits and women in thick silk saris were all sweating profusely as they had to sit in the muggy heat from 4 pm till 6 pm when the function started No shamiana was erected because it would have obstructed the view of Rashtrapati Bhavan There were no water bottles for the guests Even the fans threw hot air Former president Pratibha Patil was unable to get a glass of water Arun Jaitley’s son Rohan fainted in the heat Several left the venue after Narendra Modi was sworn in There was a lack of coordination in announcements for cars and some guests had to wait for an hour for their transport as no mobile phones were permitted The arrangements were made by Rashtrapati Bhavan which was foisted with the Herculean task and has never dealt with such large numbers Brother at swearing-in The news that no member of Narendra Modi family was present at his swearing-in ceremony on May 26 is incorrect True most of the Prime Minister’s family members stayed home and watched the function on television including his mother Hiraben and wife Jashodaben But at least one member of Modi’s family his brother Sombhai sat in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan watching the ceremony firsthand with the guests For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Published: July 20 2017 11:30 am David Goffin will face local wild card Ivan Dodig in quarter-finals (Source: AP) Top News Top-seeded David Goffin marked his return from injury with a 6-4 6-7 (7) 6-2 victory over 174th-ranked qualifier Attila Balazs of Hungary in the second round of the Croatia Open on Wednesday The 14th-ranked Belgian who missed the entire grass court season due to an ankle injury wasted three match points in the second set before dominating the final set In the quarterfinals Goffin will face local wild card Ivan Dodig who came from behind to eliminate unseeded Marco Cecchinato of Italy 3-6 7-6 (6) 6-2 Also fourth-seeded Paolo Lorenzi of Italy beat Slovenian-born Briton Aljaz Bedene 7-5 6-3 Lorenzi next plays eighth-seeded Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic following his 7-6 (3) 6-2 victory over Radu Albot of Romania For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The BJP on Thursday won the assembly by-elections in Delhi Himachal Pradesh Madhya Pradesh and Assam while it was leading in Rajasthan as results poured in for the nine seats where elections were held on Sunday?

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