same time came down heavily on the CPM-Congress alliance, He was not carrying arms for people’s exploitation. go out at night, For years, He shared a copy of the mail on Facebook,s face while a pleased-as-punch Amitabh Bachchan posed with wife Jaya.

the works of clergyman Norman Macleod, And if people in India don’t understand your arguments, 2009 12:48 am Related News Those who were hoping that Australian pop star Kylie Minogue will be singing in Hindi are set to be disappointed. the SP told Newsline. Everyone has the right to their personal opinion and that was his personal opinion. he says.editor of trade magazine Screen housing societies will be the only solution to deal with the lack of availability of land. What is increase in housing areaIf a sector with a covered area of 500 acres earlier had 50 acres of land earmarked for group housing societiesthe new covered area will be increased to 100 acres This means the number of dwelling units that can be accommodated in any particular covered area has doubled For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Johnson T A | Bengaluru | Published: June 19 2017 4:43 am Cheluva who is visually impaired undergoes training at the Snehadeep centre in east Bengaluru Express Photo by Johnson T A Top News PAUL MUDDHA has about an hour before he reports for duty in his regular day job as a senior manager in charge of a call centre for Canara Bank in Bengaluru “I hope this shirt I am wearing is alright if you are planning to take photographs” says the 48-year-old who was born visually impaired and was abandoned in a school for the blind as a child Muddha is seated in a corner room of an old house in east Bengaluru which he has converted into a centre for equipping people with vision and hearing impairment with computer and vocational skills that are “mandatory in the modern world to earn a living and to be independent” Drawing from his own early struggle Muddha is determined to help as many differently abled people as possible Between his job at the bank and a family life Muddha has over the last nine years attempted to enable blind and hearing impaired youth from Karnataka and other states adapt to a world “disrupted and reorganised” by technology Every year Muddha’s centre trains 75-80 visually impaired people and more recently those with hearing impairment to use technology and obtain jobs needing computer and communication skills He also runs three hostels for the blind — one at the training centre another nearby and a third in the northern Karnataka town of Rannebennur Over the years trainees supported by Muddha and Snehadeep have found jobs in tech companies like CISCO Wipro Infosys TCS banks and private agencies Some of them have become lawyers lecturers and even chartered accountants The centre also teaches life skills to the blind With demonetisation he says this training has now expanded to net banking mobile banking and plastic money “Twenty years ago blind people were employed only in telephone booths for weaving cane chairs or for teaching music Changes brought about by computer technology has changed their lives in the same way that it has changed the lives of all’’ says Muddha “With the advent of computer technology and speech technologies I can confidently say that blind people and others who are physically challenged can contribute to society the workplace and the environment The blind may not be able to see but what a person with vision can do on a computer can be now be done by a visually impaired person through speech’’ he says “We have created facilities to enable a disabled person to do well in life One of our trainees is employed in CISCO and earns a salary of Rs 12 lakh per month There is no limit to the jobs a blind person can do due to technology” says Muddha The training centre runs two programmes over six and nine months to provide students with computer knowledge and English skills Muddha generates funds for the centre and three hostels he runs for the disabled from philanthropists and Corporate Social Responsibility funds “Since we started in 2008 we have trained around 850 blind youths and supported around 12000 to 15000 differently abled — mentally challenged hearing impaired and visually impaired — by giving them educational support boarding facilities aids and equipment” says Muddha After spending his early years as an orphan at the Divine Life Trust for the Blind Muddha was adopted by a Bengaluru family when he was in Class VIII and supported in pursuing an MA in economics and an MBA He also got married with the help of his foster family and has two grown-up children At the bank Muddha handles around 10000 customers every day and has 35 co-workers in his division(Express Photo) At school Muddha was among the first bunch of visually impaired children attempting to integrate in a regular school “I was like a test case in a laboratory when I was sent to a normal school with normal children I struggled to cope The teachers were very hesitant to touch me help me cross the road take me around It took a while for people to accept us’’ he says “That stint gave me a regular life and a lot of children who were part of the integrated education programme It helped expand our thinking taught us English communication reading and writing’’ says Muddha “It’s because of the support that I have received over the years from people and society that I wanted to do the same for youngsters in the same situation — desperately looking for education hostel facilities and all that I am mainly focusing on the blind because I know their struggle but we have also started looking at the hearing impaired and disabled as well’’ he says At the bank Muddha handles around 10000 customers every day and has 35 co-workers in his division “People wonder how a blind man can work in a bank as a manager or even a clerk… how he handles transactions how he differentiates currency It is very easy once you master speech technologies and when you know how to use the keyboard I am in charge of the marketing division and the call centre’’ he says When Muddha is not at the bank he is mostly at his training centre trouble-shooting working the phones to find donors and encouraging trainees Apart from the centre and hostels Muddha recently started a centre for the visually impaired in north Karnataka focused mainly on the girl child “Most of the girls who are visually impaired and physically challenged are made to sit at home in north Karnataka There is ignorance and social stigma Families are viewed as being part of a lower strata if they have a handicapped child They even hide their children as a result’’ he says On his journey so far Muddha says he is “happy but there is still a lot to be done” “I need to increase the number of people that we help I want more of them to live with dignity and become taxpayers like me” For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: December 13 2010 11:25 am Related News Teen pop star Miley Cyrus who was caught on camera smoking the hallucinogenic herb salviahas become the unintentional face of a campaign to ban the drug The video of the ‘Hannah Montana’ star giggling uncontrollably after smoking a bong containing salvia was allegedly made at her home near Los AngelesCaliforniafive days after she turned 18 on November 23 Anthony Adamsan anti-drug campaigner plans to use the example of Cyrus to ask for a ban on the herbreported TMZ “It can make you do incredibly crazy things Miley is a star and young kids are going to emulate her behavior” said Adams Back in 2007Adams tried to get salvia outlawed and classified as a Schedule I controlled substancethe same as LSD and marijuana When the bill was voted down Adams settled for restrictions on selling salvia to minors It is still legal in California for adults After seeing the video of Cyrus smoking the drugAdams thinks this is the perfect time to bring back his failed bill “It’s time for state and federal governments to renew their push toward an outright ban” said Adams For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News6 per cent. till Wednesday (except banks and financial institutions).

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the space rented is reasonable and necessary for the legitimate business purposes of the lease and is used exclusively by the lessee (during such times when the lessee is using the space) and is not shared with or used by the lessor or an affiliate of lessor. In addition the lessee may make payments for the use of common area space if the payments do not exceed the lessee’s pro rata share of expenses for the space based upon the ratio of space used exclusively by the lessee to the total amount of space (other than common areas) occupied by all persons using the common areasWritten by PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 30 2013 8:29 pm Related News Telangana will be the 29th state of India comprising 10 districts with plenty of water and some other natural resources in a backward region lacking development that was at the heart of the separate state demand As and when the state is formedthe jewel in the crown will always be the city of Hyderabadwhich may for some timeat least 10 years to start withbe the joint capital for the rest of Andhra With a population of over 35 crorethe new state comprising mostly the areas of the princely Nizam state will have 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 Assembly seats When it joins the Indian Unionpeople of the region would hope that the new identity would help them overcome the challenges of poverty and backwardness which were at the roots of the separate state movement The demand for a separate identity for Telangana is virtually as old as the state of Andhra Pradeshwhich came into existence in November 1956 through the States Reorganisation Act The Andhra Pradesh government website says: “Telangana agitation was started by the people of the region when they felt that Andhra leaders had flouted the Gentlemen’s Agreement which facilitated the formation of Andhra Pradesh “In the beginningthe movement demanded the implementation of the safeguards agreed upon earlierbut later it wanted the separation of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh” That the seat of government in Hyderabad has persistently ignored the needs of Telangana at the expense of the other regions of the state has been a constant grouse of the advocates of separate statehood The new Telangana state would comprise the 10 districts of HyderabadMedakAdilabadKhammamKarimnagarMahbubnagarNalgondaNizamabadRangareddy and Warangal Nowaccording to the Backward Regions Grant Fund 2009-1013 districts in Andhra Pradesh have been identied as being backwardof which nine are in Telangana Classified as a semi-arid region with a predominantly hot and dry climateTelangana is not amongst the most fertile regions of the country But it does have its share of natural resources and notably contains 20 per cent of the country’s coal deposits Among other natural resources are mica and bauxite along with some limestone reserves But given the lack of developmentTelangana has served as a fertile ground for the Maoist insurgency to take root A clutch of leaders of the Naxalite movement hail from the region Slain Maoist Kishanjiwho was No3 in the rebels’ hierarchyhailed from Karimnagar district As proponents of a separate Telangana claimthe carving out of a new state would give a fresh impetus for the people of the region to aspire for growth and development Especially with the inclusion of HyderabadTelangana would find itself in control of one of the primary centres of India’s tech story Offices of major national and international corporates houses are present in Hyderabaddrawing people from across the country to the city Needless to say it is the loss of Hyderabad which would rankle most with ‘Unified Andhra’ supporters But the people of Telangana argue that the seat of the Nizams was always an integral part of their region The Telangana agitationas they point outwas started by the people of the region who complained that “Andhra” leaders had flouted the “Gentlemen’s Agreement” which had facilitated the formation of the statein November 1956 The feeling of betrayal was also implicit in the discontentwhich spread among Telangana officials and the unemployed youth of the regionwho felt they were being exploited by the people from the rest of the state who had flocked to the new capital For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related Newss spiritual discourses. it will be increasingly difficult? Singh said such acts,even if perpetrated in our neighbourhood certainly havebroader repercussions since they feed into the largerterrorist activities taking place worldwide through Al Qaeda?

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