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(Representational Image) Related News The WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack hobbled Chinese traffic police and schools on Monday as it rolled into Asia for the new work week, France,better known as Everybody?is willing to take on challenging roles. who had written the script of the movie.Shazam!in April 2019 Published Date: Jan 17 2018 15:29 PM | Updated Date: Jan 17 2018 15:29 PM tags: #BuzzPatrol #Entertainment #Flash #Hollywood #Justice League #Spider-Man: The Homecoming also see Slender Man trailer: A creepy as hell figure comes to life in this new horror movie Gal Gadot talks about her experiences filming Wonder Woman; shares details of sequel Radhika Apte to star in a new movie alongside Oscar nominated actor Dev Patel London:He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938 as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization The country was in danger and no one was saving its Jewish children File photo: Nicholas Winton waiting to be decorated with highest Czech Republic honors AP Winton would almost single-handedly save more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust earning himself the label "Britain’s Schindler" He died on Wednesday at age 106 in a hospital near Maidenhead his hometown west of London his family said Winton arranged trains to carry children from Nazi-occupied Prague to Britain battling bureaucracy at both ends and saving them from almost certain death He then kept quiet about his exploits for a half-century His daughter Barbara said she hoped her father would be remembered for his wicked sense of humor and charity work as well as his wartime heroism And she hoped his legacy would be inspiring people to believe that even difficult things were possible "He believed that if there was something that needed to be done you should do it" she said "Let’s not spend too long agonizing about stuff Let’s get it done" British Prime Minister David Cameron said "the world has lost a great man" Jonathan Sacks Britain’s former chief rabbi said Winton "was a giant of moral courage and determination and he will be mourned by Jewish people around the world" In Israel President Reuven Rivlin said Winton will be remembered as a hero from "those darkest of times" "(He) was a man who valued human life above all else and there are those who are alive today who are testament to his dedication and sacrifice" Rivlin said Born in London on May 19 1909 to parents of German Jewish descent Winton himself was raised as a Christian Late in 1938 a friend contacted him and told him to cancel the skiing holiday they had planned and travel instead to Czechoslovakia Alarmed by the influx of refugees from the Sudetenland region recently annexed by Germany Winton and his friend feared — correctly — that Czechoslovakia soon would be invaded by the Nazis and that its Jewish residents would be sent to concentration camps While some in Britain were working to get Jewish intellectuals and communists out of Czechoslovakia no one was trying to save the children — so Winton took that task upon himself Returning to Britain Winton persuaded British officials to accept children as long as foster homes were found and a 50-pound guarantee was paid for each one to ensure they had enough money to return home later At the time their stays were only expected to be temporary Setting himself up as the one-man children’s section of the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia Winton set about finding homes and guarantors drawing up lists of about 6000 children publishing pictures to encourage British families to agree to take them The first 20 children arrived by plane but once the German army reached Prague in March 1939 they could only be brought out by train In the months before the outbreak of World War II eight trains carried children from Czechoslovakia through Germany to Britain In all Winton got 669 children out The largest evacuation was scheduled for Sept 3 1939 — the day that Britain declared war on Germany That train never left and almost none of the 250 children trying to flee on it survived the war The children from Prague were among some 10000 mostly Jewish children who made it to Britain on what were known as the Kindertransports (children’s transports) Few of them would see their parents again Although many more Jewish children were saved from Berlin and Vienna those operations were better organized and better financed Winton’s operation was unique because he worked almost alone "Maybe a lot more could have been done But much more time would have been needed much more help would have been needed from other countries much more money would have been needed much more organization" Winton later said He also acknowledged that not all the children who made it to Britain were well-treated in their foster homes — sometimes they were used as cheap domestic servants "I wouldn’t claim that it was 100 percent successful But I would claim that everybody who came over was alive at the end of the war" he was quoted as saying in the book about the Kindertransports "Into the Arms of Strangers" Several of the children he saved grew up to have prominent careers including filmmaker Karel Reisz British politician Alf Dubs and Canadian journalist Joe Schlesinger Winton served in the Royal Air Force during the war and continued to support refugee organizations After the war he became involved in numerous other charitable organizations especially in Maidenhead A keen fencer who lost his chance to compete at the Olympics because of the outbreak of World War IIWinton worked with his younger brother Bobby to found the Winton Cup still a major team fencing competition in Britain But for almost 50 years Winton said nothing about what he had done before the war It only emerged in 1988 when his wife Grete found documents in the attic of their home "There are all kinds of things you don’t talk about even with your family" Winton said in 1999 "Everything that happened before the war actually didn’t feel important in the light of the war itself" Winton’s wife persuaded him to have his story documented It became well-known in Britain after the BBC tracked down dozens of "Nicky’s Children" and arranged an emotional reunion on prime-time television A film about his heroism "Nicholas Winton — The Power of Good" won an International Emmy Award in 2002 Then-Prime Minister Tony Blair praised him as "Britain’s Schindler" after German businessman Oskar Schindler who also saved Jewish lives during the war Winton was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and also honored in the Czech Republic where last year he received the country’s highest state honor the Order of the White Lion "He was a person I admired for his personal bravery" said Czech President Milos Zeman A statue of Winton stands at Prague’s central station while a statue commemorating the children of the Kindertransport is a popular sight at London’s Liverpool Street Station Winton continued to attend Kindertransport events in Britain and the Czech Republic well beyond his 100th birthday Still he rejected the description of himself as a hero insisting that unlike Schindler his life had never been in danger "At the time everybody said ‘Isn’t it wonderful what you’ve done for the Jews You saved all these Jewish people’" Winton said "When it was first said to me it came almost as a revelation Because I didn’t do it particularly for that reason I was there to save children" Winton’s wife Grete died in 1999 He is survived by his daughter Barbara his son Nick and several grandchildren AP The latest opinion surveys make it clear that the BJP-led NDA is set to win the next elections There is no question of the UPA’s return but there is a question-mark about the scale of the BJP’s win The survey conducted by NDTV with a large sample of over 200000 voters in 350 constituencies shows that the NDA can get 229 seats and form a government under Narendra Modi with two or three large non-NDA parties perhaps AIADMK BJD and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti – and some stragglers The BJP itself is expected to post its highest-ever total by winning 195 seats (See the full details here) Here are the key implications of the survey #1: Narendra Modi is sure to make it to 7 Race Course Road after 16 May but he will have a large coalition to manage The BJP-272 strategy is not working – at least not yet – and the party needs a huge surge over the next few weeks to get better totals BJP party flags Agencies #2: The UPA is far behind with 129 seats and but the good news is NDA and UPA between then have more than 350 seats So there is no question of a Third Front or a Fourth Front entering the picture In fact the biggest story from the survey is not the BJP win but that the Congress defeat may not be total It will live to fight another day #3: The survey shows that though the BJP is making gains in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar the gains are not enough While the BJP gets 40 seats in UP it gets 23 in Bihar even in association with Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP Clearly the party has a lot of work to do in UP and make the LJP alliance work to deliver more #4: The biggest regional party will be the Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee with 32 seats not Jayalalithaa This gives Mamata big leverage but only if she abandons her Modi untouchability If Jayalalithaa and Mamata bargain together they will have 59 seats between them and they can call the shots in NDA-2 even if they stay out of the government Add Navin Patnaik’s BJD (17 seats) and we have a solid chunk of 76 seats in the group This could be a big headache for Modi if they negotiate together #5: The BJP has clearly got its strategy wrong in both Telangana and Seemandhra Even though it has been an early supporter of Telangana it will be washed out in that state and in Seemandhra its alliance with Telugu Desam appears unlikely to benefit either party too much The BJP would benefit by tying up with TRS in Telangana rather than TDP Seemandhra is going YSR Congress’s way #6:The Aam Aadmi Party is winning all of four seats – all of them in Delhi This shows that the party is wasting its time trying to fight 400 seats when it could have done better by fighting harder in the neighbouring state of Haryana Here the BJP-HJC alliance seems to be winning AAP is spreading itself too thin and is losing the plot #7: The Congress is not doing too badly at all with 106 seats As against this punters were till the other day giving it only double-digit totals This shows that Rahul Gandhi has a good enough base to build on for the next general elections #8: Modi’s dream of a Congress-mukt Bharat is not happening this time but the Right-wing’s dream of a Left-mukt India is closer to reality The Left Front will get all of 18 seats and will be reduced to a bit player If AAP plays its card better as a sensible Left-of-centre party the Left may be in big trouble Every major regional party is now bigger than the collective Left #9: The Samajwadi Party and the Janata Dal (U) will be the biggest losers in this election Neither Mulayam Singh (13 seats) nor Nitish Kumar (5 seats) is anywhere near becoming PM but could in fact face extinction Mayawati with 17 seats does a bit better but not much #10: Due to the current composition of the NDA some strong regional players could be left out in the cold: Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress (15 seats) and DMK (10 seats) among them Their best bet may be to work themselves back to the UPA The Congress has many winning losers to woo before the next election to form the hard core of its support base in a future UPA-3
is accused of killing three people and injuring 264 with a pair of homemade bombs at the race’s finish line on April 15, Countries with expenditure limits in election campaigns are doing poorly on Transparency International? “We all understand what needs to be done, Wu has previously charged his rivals with trying to pull off “a military coup”. The Centre had on May 21 issued a notification siding with the Lt Governor. In May, “All the senior civic officials were asked to take the oath prepared by the general administration department of the state government. A little after the civic body’s office opened, it is only fitting that we should be the first country to bring the championships to Africa, 2017 5:57 pm Skipper Virat Kohli has deemed Wriddhiman Saha as the best keeper in Test matches.
The five Catalans will appear before a Belgian court within the next 15 days,S. following a peace deal in 2006 that ended a decade-long Maoist insurgency and 240 years of kingship, It’s not about money. “There’s no need for any excuses, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also set March, The scenario during the Lok Sabha polls will again change in by-elections in favour of the party,the makers have planned to show a special 60 second footage from the first installment featuring Ajay and Emraan.m. he is believed to have suffered chest pain and a massive attack somewhere near Jalna and succumbed later In the 15 Oct assembly elections Rathod defeated his nearest Congress rival HBV Patil with a margin of 73291 votes in the latter’s Congress bastion In the current political situation in the state the legislator’s sudden death has dealt a blow to the BJP struggling to cobble up a coalition government or form a minority government with external support With Rathod’s death the strength of BJP which emerged as the single largest party with 122 legislators has been reduced to 121 plus one seat of a pre-poll ally This will necessitate at least 23 votes for achieving the simple majority of 145 in the 288-strong Maharashtra assembly The new government composition which is still not clear is expected to be sworn-in 30 Oct in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi BJP President Amit Shah and over 30000 other VVIPS guests and party leaders from around the country IANS Let the bells of free speech toll In a landmark judgement and in a victory for advocates of freedom of expression on the Internet the Supreme Court has struck down the controversial article 66A of the IT act deeming itboth unconstitutional and untenable The Supreme Court had taken exception to the vague wording of the judgement and has said that it was in direct contravention to article 19(1) of the constitution and also directly impacted the public right to know The court also said thatthe act did not protect public order although that was theostensible object of theprovision The verdict comes as a huge relief to advocates of internet freedom who have pointed out that the act is loosely worded and puts too much power in the hands of the state which can arbitrarily deem any content offensive or a threat to security Representational image Section 66A reads as follows: "Any person who sends by means of a computer resource or a communication device— (a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or (b) any information which he knows to be false but for the purpose of causing annoyance inconvenience danger obstruction insult injury criminal intimidation enmity hatred or ill will persistently by making use of such computer resource or a communication device (c) any electronic mail or electronic mail message for the purpose of causing annoyance or inconvenience or to deceive or to mislead the addressee or recipient about the origin of such messages shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine" One of the main problems with the act is the fact that it is framed in vague and sweeping language which allows law enforcement authorities to interpret it in a subjective manner What for instance is information that is ‘grossly offensive’ and has menacing character’ This issue was also flaggedby the Supreme Court while hearing the petitions against the act Dealing with the word "grossly offensive" the bench referred to the judgement cited by the ASG and said "what is grossly offensive to you may not be grossly offensive to me and it is a vague term" adding "Highly trained judicial minds (judges of the UK courts) came to different conclusions by using the same test applied to judge as to what is grossly offensive and what is offensive" In fact one of the judges on the case Justice Nariman even gave an example to the court of how the vague definition of ‘grossly offensive’ could be dangerously twisted toward political ends According to a Times of India report he said in court ""I can give you millions of examples but take one burning issue is of conversion If I post something in support of conversion and some people not agreeable to my view filed a complaint against me then what will happen to me" Earlier the court had on 16 May 2013 come out with an advisory that a person accused of posting objectionable comments on social networking sites cannot be arrested without police getting permission from senior officers like IG or DCP The directive had come in the wake of numerous complaints of harassment and arrests which sparked public outrage It had however refused to pass an interim order for a blanket ban on the arrest of such persons across the country The main defence of the government wasthat the act could notbe "quashed" merely because of the possibility of its "abuse" Additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta said that the vague wording of Section 66A which said ‘grossly inoffensive’ content could land someone in prison for three year was not a good enough reason to get rid of the section In the earlier hearings Mehta had given examples of how the Ministry of Defence and External Affairs received emails that were designed to hack and steal information from the ministries in an effort to convince the court that Section 66A was needed to prevent such activities Much of the outrage surrounding section 66A has been caused byarbitrary arrests of people posting content on social media against politicians As pointed out by Firstpost editor Sandip Roy "There’s nothing in Section 66A that’s specific to politicians but politicians of all stripes have seized on it as the handy bully club to squelch all kinds of dissent from cartoons to abuse There’s that old saying jiski laathi uski bhains(whoever owns the big stick owns the buffalo) For our politicians Section 66A is the big stick" Apart from the two girls who were arrested in Maharashtra over a Facebook criticising the shut down of Mumbai after Bal Thackeray’s death some other controversial arrests underthe act were: * A tourism officer in Varanasi was arrested for uploading “objectionable” pictures of Mulayam Singh Yadav Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan on Facebook * Ambikesh Mahapatra a Jadavpur University professor was arrested in Kolkata for forwarding a cartoon about Mamata Banerjee * In Goa last year police booked a young shipping professional for a Facebook post which said that the Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi would start a holocaust in India Devu Chodankar had written on a Facebook forum on Goa+ a popular forum with over 47000 members if elected to power Modi would unleash a ‘holocaust’ He deleted his post subsequently Chodankar later apologised for his choice of words but stood by the sum of his argument calling it his crusade against the “tyranny of fascists” * Most recently a class 11 student was arrested for making a Facebook post about UP minister Azam Khan “A Class XII student made comments against me on FB Law is enforced with strictness and he has been arrested within 24 hours” Khan told the media * A man was arrested in Puducherryfor tweeting that Karti Chidambaram son of then union minister P Chidambaram was ‘corrupt’ In effect the judgement against section 66A can be seen as a victory for the Aam aadmi over the politician who had been arbitrarily using the act to stamp out dissent and public criticism of them As Roy said ordinary citizens did not find the same levels of ‘protection’ that politicians did thanks to the act "If the police went after every Twitter troll for abusive comments with as much alacrity as they went after ayouth in Rampur that posted on Facebook about Azam Khan they would find little time to do anything else When activist Kavita Krishnan was on an online chat discussing violence against women she found herself threatened with rape repeatedly by someone using the handle RAPIST No one rushed to file an FIR" he said And that iswhy the judgement is so important It has taken away a tool that was used by the ruling political classes to lord their ‘khas admi’ status over the rest of us all The message they constantly gave us was that they had section 66A at their beck and call to harass and intimidate us while they went around the country saying whatever they felt like The Supreme Court has taken that tool away from them The people of the country have all won By: Reuters | Published: October 15 2017 10:07 pm Warner said the battle would begin in earnest on day one of the first encounter at the Gabba (Source: Reuters) Related News Australia opener David Warner has fired a salvo ahead of the Ashes against England likening the series to a “war” and saying the hosts would work up some “hatred” for their opponents to get in the right frame of mind Warner also said he did not regret comments he made during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in 2013 about England having “scared eyes” adding that he fully expected more words to be exchanged during the coming series “As soon as you step on that line it’s war” Warner said on ABC Grandstand “You try and get into a battle as quick as you can I try and look in the opposition’s eyes and try and work out ‘how can I dislike this player how can I get on top of him’ “You have to delve and dig deep into yourself to actually get some hatred about them to actually get up when you’re out there History is a big part in this and that is what carries us onto the ground” The five-Test series starts in Brisbane on Nov 23 and Warner said the battle would begin in earnest on day one of the first encounter at the Gabba “Four years ago during that first Test I made some statements in the media and at the time I thought it was a great thing to come out and speak what I said” he added in reference to his comments during the last Ashes held in Australia which the hosts won 5-0 “I have no regrets about that and I think that could have played a little bit of a role in the back of their minds “At the moment I’m not going to put any vibes out there or get into a verbal stoush… but come day one when we walk out there there will definitely be some words exchanged I think the subtle approach these days is how it is and how it goes” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: December 8 2016 2:19 pm Deepika Padukone wins the title of Asia’s sexiest woman Priyanka Chopra slips down to second position Related News Not just Bollywood seems like the world is going gaga over Deepika Padukone After winning The actor has been named the sexiest Asian woman in the world for the first time She has dethroned actress Priyanka Chopra who has won the title four times in the popular list that is annually published by Britain-based Eastern Eye newspaper Deepika who is soon set to make her Hollywood debut with xXx: Return of Xander Cage opposite actor Vin Diesel said in a statement: “It does bring a smile to my face but sexy means different things to different people For me it’s not just physical Being comfortable with who you are is sexy Confidence is sexy Innocence and vulnerability is sexy” The 2016 edition of the popular annual poll was based on millions of votes pouring in from across the globe Also read | As a child Deepika Padukone liked participating in sports anddrama Priyanka was pushed down to second place and actor Nia Sharma took the third spot and reclaimed the title as the sexiest television star TV actor Drashti Dhami maintained her top five place and came in fourth Rising star Alia Bhatt cracked the top 10 for the first time and was ranked fifth Others in the top 10 are Sanaya Irani (sixth) Katrina Kaif (seventh) Sonam Kapoor (eight) Pakistani actress Mahira Khan (ninth) and Gauhar Khan (10th) The oldest is 53-year-old philanthropist Nita Ambani (32nd) who is the first woman to ever be included as an editor’s choice in the 13-year history of the long-running countdown More from the world of Entertainment: On the work front Deepika is prepping up for the shoot of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati The film also stars her alleged boyfriend Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsJammu: More that 30 Kashmiri Muslim youthswill be part of the BJP’s expansion drive across the country for six months its president Amit Shah said on Sunday terming itan "encouraging development" for the party File image of Amit Shah Reuters In the city as part of his 95-day tour of the country totake stock of the party’s organisational work Shah metparty workers from the state who will be travelling across thenation as part of organisational works "More than 30 Muslim youths from Kashmir are part of DeenDayal Upadhyay expansion plan of the party Most of them areengineers and double graduates They have agreed to work forsix months for the BJP’s expansion I welcome them from heart?This is an encouraging development for the party.
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