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In 2010, the main source of corruption and leakages,said Ravichandar Bangalore has 13000 km and TenderSure is barely scratching the surface But not everybody is happy with the way things are turning out Corporators accuse TenderSure of subverting processes and clandestinely privatising roads Some bureaucrats and the police accuse project leadersof not consulting all agencies and say that the specs will substantially reduce the carriageway for motorists and further clog the roads These could be the rumblings of discontent among those who see TenderSure as the death knell for massive corruption in road works The “system” couldbe waiting to kill TenderSure But if Bangalore’s residents enthusiastically use the 12 stretches of TenderSure roads to drive in uniform two-lane traffic and walk bike and window shop there isa good chance that the project will be a “test lab success” whose standards will set the paradigm for future road works If not it will be business as usual Roads will continue to be laid and relaid while money will leak out and line the pockets of corrupt politicians and officials saritharai@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sweta Dutta | New Delhi | Published: July 7 2016 9:53 am Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan at a press conference in Punjab (Express photo by Jaipal Singh) Top News A faux pas by senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan during the launch of the Youth Manifesto in Amritsar and by the party’s leadership in designing the manifesto cover are being read as the party’s lack of understanding Punjab where religious sentiment can be easily hurt While Khetan likened the Youth Manifesto to the Guru Granth Sahib the holy book of the Sikhs the cover of the copy had a broom – the party’s election symbol – superimposed on an image of the Golden Temple with party supremo Arvind Kejriwal’s picture on the side Sikh pressure groups have not just protested against the two issues but have also filed complaints with the Election Commission of India for hurting religious sentiments Party leaders though not seasoned politicians have learnt from their experiences in Delhi and pulled out an old trick from their hat – of apologising instead of counter-arguing Khetan and other senior party functionaries have apologised profusely on both counts insisting they ‘did not mean any harm’ and have been hoping that puts an end to the matter “If you admit your mistake and apologise it is the end of the matter There is nothing left for the opponent to pull you up on” a party worker remarked Share This Article Related Article The AAP’s core team that is replicating its Delhi model of Dialogue Commission organisation building and poll strategy are all outsiders and not Sikhs thus becoming easy game for the party’s political rivals The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP and Congress have often alleged that the party does not understand the ‘culture’ and social fabric of the state and the two recent incidents and the subsequent apologies are being seen as embarrassing ‘own goals’ In its defence the AAP dismisses the ‘outsider’ allegations and insists that the Punjab Dialogue Commission chief and veteran journalist Kanwar Sandhu a Sikh and very much an ‘insider’ was the one to design the Youth Manifesto cover Insiders maintain that it was partly an oversight and partly unforeseen “If you look at the cover closely you will see there is the Golden Temple then the sarovar and then the party symbol It is quite a distance away Where else would we have put the symbol But these things are made an issue before the elections and we do not want to fan the fire so we have repeatedly apologised Though on the ground people know that this is the ruling party’s petty politics” said a member of the party’s core team in Punjab In Khetan’s case the party has little to defend and agrees that he made an impulsive and unsolicited statement though with ‘no intention to hurt any religious sentiments’ That it was avoidable is beyond doubt To add to the existing trouble there is AAP MLA Naresh Yadav’s alleged involvement in the desecration of the Quran in Malerkotla For a party that was leading hands down in the poll surveys so far such controversies do not bode well and it will now be for the party to get back to being on the offensive once again For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 3 2017 1:59 pm Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 to feature dual-rear cameras claim leaks New image renders also showcased (Representational image of Redmi Note 4) Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 could feature dual rear cameras according to various leaks around the upcoming smartphone Image renders of the smartphone have also been put out by the website 91Mobiles though these are not official renders but recreated by a designer based on the surrounding rumours around this phone Now Redmi Note 4 has been one of the successful smartphones in India for Xiaomi and naturally there’s a lot of interest around the successor to this smartphone Here’s a look at some of the leaks expected specifications regarding the Redmi Note 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 dual rear camera New leaks have claimed Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will come with a dual-rear camera So far the only Redmi series phone that came with a dual rear camera was the Redmi Pro which was never officially launched in India Redmi Pro didn’t have a budget pricing either unlike other phones According to the latest set of reports Redmi Note 5 will have a 16MP + 5MP rear on the back and both the camera sensors will be placed vertically The dual-rear camera leak is something new to the Redmi Note 5 list of expectations An earlier report on GSMArena had claimed the Redmi Note 5 will have a 16MP rear camera and 13MP front camera The report had included leaked slides for the Redmi Note 5 which had highlighted specifications for the entire phone In those slides there was no mention of the Redmi Note 5 getting a dual rear camera Now whether Xiaomi introduces this feature in the upcoming Note 5 is something we’ll have to wait and watch Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 could have reduced bezels on the side (Representational image of Redmi Note 4) Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Reduced bezels The new leaked renders are also claiming reduced bezels on the Redmi Note 5 series which looks highly unlikely Redmi Note 5 has been the budget series and there’s very little chance Xiaomi will bring something like this to the phones Redmi Note 5 in India has remained under Rs 13000 pricing so far and it might prove impossible for Xiaomi to offer reduced bezels at such pricing Also ideally such a design and display will likely come to the flagship Mi series first rather than Redmi series Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Other specifications Redmi Note 5 will likely stick with the 1080p 55-inch display and could sport either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor or the 660 series The GSMArena report had also indicated a smaller battery size at 3790 mAh down from the 4100 mAh battery which might not be the best news Battery has been one of the key USPs for the Redmi Note series As with Redmi Note 4 there will various SKUs with 3GB RAM or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB on board storage For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdWritten by Prajakta Hebbar | Pune | Published: October 1 2013 2:47 am Related News Signs saying closed for lunch or no branches elsewhere are a unique characteristic of the bustling markets of Pune The shops and vendors here can be seen rolling down their shutters for a prolonged lunch from 1 pm to 4 pm during the weeka tradition ages old Older parts of the city like PethCamp and cantonment areas are still following the traditionbut newer shops are ushering in a change Armaan Sheikhwho runs a new garments store in one of the shopping complexes on MG Roadsays that he has never thought of keeping the shop shut It will be foolish A lot of people have free time during their lunch breaks these days and want to shop?52 cr, I left Shell more than a year ago. your interminably cherished dream and pent-up hankering for a? “certainly looks up to him, There should also be a minimum no-man?

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Flirting and then going silent: You feel you are attracted to someone and make the first move. Wuhan: A Laver Cup-style tournament would be "awesome" for women’s tennis, download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew York: Japan’s Taro Daniel hopes that Rafael Nadal won’t come out with all guns blazing when he faces the Spanish legend for a place in the US Open third round on Thursday. I think, Sukhadia had complained that the minister had violated the model code by laying foundation stone for road works in Batarvadi area of Amreli Municipality on October 4, So we started off with just 29 students. and the 2010 FIFA World Cup local organizing committee. “Our co-producers are in talks with their regular distributors in Pakistan and Bangladesh.co. The woman.

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I am lucky that I have been loved by fans in every medium, in India, We don? were only in the statements. “Obviously for extraordinary considerations officers of DDA are making the decree holders run from pillar to post to get benefit of the judgement and decree of July 18, etc. pre-empt artificial scarcities and remove restrictions rather than be the prime mover. The strong German squad comprises of five Olympic gold medallists from London, India last won a match against Germany in the Olympics way back in the 1996 Atlanta Games where they registered a 3-0 win in the opening match. Vijay Pal Tomar and others seeking a CBI probe in the case.

who had earlier shared that the makers of “31st October” are looking forward to release the film on the same date in India,to the tour of Australia,enjoy more. The entertainment media makes them into escapadesreplete with effects and décorbut when the workplace is shownit is actually an advertisement camouflaged to be part of the plot For examplea specific insurance company may be used as the heros office and its products named in the film Where is that subtlety the mass entertainer should be exercising to uplift society Politics: Most politicians often forget to address subtlety TV captures them holding forth abrasively against an opponentor very irresponsiblyjust switching off when someone else is talking Ive observed male politicians tend to make chauvinistic and snide remarks about women politiciansharshly disrespecting societal codes of conduct in addressing women This sets disgraceful examples of lack of subtlety in modern democracy When Francois Mitterrand was Frances presidential candidate for the second timehe and Jacques Chirac were competing in a final TV debate Chiracwho had served in President Mitterrands government as the Prime Ministersuggested that for the TV debate the two candidates should address each other by their names and not their official titles But Mitterrand continued to address him as Mr Prime Minister Respecting the establishment norm of using titles helped clinch the closely fought presidency for Mitterrand as the French appreciate the subtlety of decorum France still talks of how Chiracs insensitivity made him losethat he was indifferently looking at the ceiling when the President was speaking Journalism: French comedian Coluchefamous for his irreverent sense of humourhad said?

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