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President Pranab Mukherjee said in Ahmedabad on Tuesday,emphasising on cleansing minds of divisive thoughts Speaking at a function in Sabarmati Ashram Mukherjee cited Gandhiji’s vision of India as an inclusive nation where every section of population lived in equality and enjoyed equal opportunity and said the essence of being human is "our trust of each other" "Every day we see unprecedented violence all around us At the heart of this violence is darkness fear and mistrust While we invent new modes of combating this ever spiralling violence we must not forget the power of non-violence dialogue and reason" he said File photo of Pranab Mukherjee PTI Mukherjee has been speaking against intolerance after the Dadri lynching incident and subsequent events He said Ahimsa (or non-violence) is not a negative force and "we must free our public discourse of all forms of violence physical as well as verbal Only a non-violent society can ensure the participation of all sections of the people especially the marginalised and the dispossessed in our democratic process" The President said Gandhiji gave us an object lesson in Ahimsa by taking the assassin’s bullets with the name of Rama on his lips Inaugurating the Archives and Research Centre at the Ashram he said the real dirt of India lies not in our streets but in our minds and in our unwillingness to let go of views that divide society into ‘them’ and ‘us’ ‘pure’ and ‘impure’ "We must make a success of the laudable and welcome Swacch Bharat MissionHowever this also must be seen as just the beginning of a much larger and intense effort to cleanse minds and fulfil Gandhiji’s vision in all its aspects" said Mukherjee who is on three-day maiden visit to Gujarat He said "So long as the dehumanising practice of carrying night soil persists we cannot have real Swacch Bharat" PTI Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: April 3 2009 9:51 am Related News After failing to resolve the issue of profit sharing with multiplex ownersthe film producers are all set to go on an indefinite strike from Saturdaystalling any new film releases in these theatres “Our demands are justwe want equal shares in profit sharing which is the norm all over the world The situation is not in our hands and we will proceed with the strike as planned” Mukesh BhattChairman of the United Forum for Bollywood Producers and Distributorssaid The year did not start on a positive note for the film industry with mega budget films like ‘Chandni Chowk to China’’Billu’ and ‘Delhi-6’ faring badly at the box office The strikethereforeis expected to hurt both the sides as the film industry is already reeling under the global recession The impending strike is likely to affect some major releases like Vishesh Film’s “Jashn” Yash Raj’s “New York”Anil Kapoor’s ‘Short Kut’’Sikandar’ and Vasu Bhagnani’s ‘Kal Kissne Dekha The disagreement between the two parties is over the revenue sharing model of ‘ticket sales’ Producers and distributors have demanded a 50 per cent cut while multiplex owners want to stick to the old arrangement of sharing between 40-48 per centdepending on the movie’s performance at the box office For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Associated Press | Los Angeles | Published: November 17 2011 4:59 pm Related News Director: Alexander Payne Cast: George ClooneyShailene WoodleyAmara Miller Rating: ***1/2 Alexander Payne makes movies about men on the brink — of a nervous breakdownof personal or professional ruin andultimatelymaybe even some hard-earned peace That was true of Matthew Broderick’s scheming teacher in ‘Election’Jack Nicholson’s searching retiree in ‘About Schmidt’ and Paul Giamatti’s sloppy oenophile in ‘Sideways’ and it’s certainly true of George Clooney in ‘The Descendants’ As real-estate lawyer Matt Kinghe finds everything in his life is in flux and on the verge of collapse simultaneously He is not just functioning one day at a timehe is navigating the chaos one hour at a time This is not any easier even though he lives in Hawaiia place that is supposed to be paradise Clooney being Clooneythoughhe makes every stage of his character’s arc believablefrom grief through anger and eventual acceptanceand he gives a performance that is so understated as to appear effortless Having long ago learned to jettison movie-star vanity to play variedchallenging partsand having turned 50 this yearClooney now seems comfortable portraying regular guys with regular problems What Matt must endure cumulatively is extraordinarybut elements of his journey will surely resonate with ordinary folks Matt’s wifeElizabethis lying in a hospital bed in a coma following a boating accident By all accountsshe has been a bit of a wild child her whole lifebut now there is little hope that she is going to make it Mattwho has not been the most available or hands-on fathermust now take care of the couple’s two daughters on his own: 17-year-old boarding school rebel Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) and 10-year-old troublemaker Scottie (Amara Miller) Matt and the girls must make the rounds to friends and family to explain there is little time left for Elizabeth and to give them a chance to say their good-byes This process would seem wrenching enoughbut Alexandra insists on making it even more difficult by bringing along her idiot boyfriendSid (Nick Krause)for moral support Then she drops another bombshell on her father: Elizabeth was having an affair at the time of her accident Matt is understandably incensed by the discoverybut he also is curious to find out who this guy isand his bumbling attempts at casual stalking provide some much-needed comic relief As if all this were not enough to handleMatt’s enormous family has put him in charge of deciding what to do with the 25000 acres (10120 hectares) of pristine land on Kauai that they have inherited from their royal Hawaiian ancestors A deadline is looming to choose whether to sell it to developersand to whomand for how much; this burden of privilege is what gives the filmbased on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmingsits title (Payne adapted the script with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash) Matt wades through all these troublesand while everything would seem to be at stake at oncePayne’s pacing is often so languid that we do not feel the sort of mounting tension that we should Maybe it has something to do with the laid-back setting (although it is novel to see this beautiful place through the eyes of everyday residentsrather than tourists) ‘The Descendants’ also loses some of its power in the frequent use of voiceoverwhich tends to spell out too much But the story keeps you guessing as to where it will goand it features some piercing moments of emotional truth The casting of Matthew Lillard as the other man is an unexpected and inspired choiceand the inevitable confrontation with him takes some surprising turns; this also is true of the interactions with his wifeplayed by Judy Greer This isof courseClooney’s show; he is in nearly every moment of the filmand he delivers a doozy of a moment-of-truth speechand both young actresses who play his daughters hold their own beautifully with him Woodley in particular shows a confident spark as her character believably develops from a state of bitter resentment to mature responsibility The last shot indicates how all three of them have changed with quiet uplift ‘The Descendants’a Fox Searchlight releaseis rated R for language including some sexual references Running time: 115 minutes For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 5 2017 9:11 pm Dutee Chand’s performance was a far cry from her showing at the Asain Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar in July (Source: File) Top News Dutee Chand and Muhammed Anas Yahiya failed to progress to the latter stages of the women’s 100 metres and men’s 400 metres race categories respectively at the World Athletics Championship in London by failing to getting the required timings in the Heats on Saturday Dutee wearing bib number 3992 finished sixth in Heat 5 with a time of 1207 seconds It placed her 38th overall among 47 athletes This is worse than her personal best of 1124 seconds that she had registered at Almaty in June 2016 Her season best of 1130 seconds had come in in Delhi Dutee’s performance was a far cry from her showing at the Asain Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar in July where she took the bronze medal by finishing in 1152 seconds The girl from Odisha had come into the event following aquota entry despite failing to come up with the qualification standard She was included after the required participants list of 56 was not achieved “The girl next to me was disqualified due to a false start and I got nervous I could not come out of the blocks as fast as I would have wanted so the timing was poor The temperature was also cold I had run with better timings in India because at this time the temperature there (in India) is more suited I need a bit of warm temperature” she said following the race London had received rainfall prior to the second day’s action with the temperature dropping to under 20 degrees “I should have been told early that I may qualify for this World Championships and I would have done a better preparation They told me at the last minute that I will get a quota entry After the Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar I did not take part in the National Inter-State Championships in Guntur as I was not well I was not doing proper training” she added In the men’s 400 metres event Anas finished fourth in the sixth Heats and registered a time of 4598 seconds which was much lower than the third placed athlete’s 4527 seconds For Anas the equation had become clear that he needed to finish in the top three or do better than 4570 seconds but he couldn’t match his season best of 4532 seconds to ensure he moves forward “I could have been in the top three but lost the chance in the final 300m I was running good in the first 100m but could not maintain the momentum Now I will have to do well in the relay (men’s 4x400m)” he said after race? He caused plenty of trouble for the English duo Ben Stokes (70) and Jonny Bairstow (53) on a pitch which does not have too much grass. constantly having to wear dupattas and having to take permission from the patriarch. And the probability of getting into trouble is very, While the mitigation text is inadequate and perplexing, The official added that both Bandra Kurla Complex and GIFT City have their respective advantages and disadvantages.

Krushna will be hosting “OMG! The pronouncement of verdict had been deferred by the Board four times since July 11.com For all the latest Entertainment News, that Assam is facing “external aggression and internal disturbance” because of large-scale unauthorised immigration from Bangladesh. (Source: Reuters) Related News As Everton’ star striker Romelu Lukaku left Goodison Park to re-unite with his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, which address all sections of society, 2013 2:08 am Related News The lack of adequate solutions to tackle the growing problem of traffic and lack of parking spaces in the Master Plan is an area of concern among city residents.and arrested five people, For all the latest Sports News, (Source: File) Top News Eleven-year-old Divya Deshmukh emerged winner in the the girls’ U-12 category at the World Cadets Chess Championship at Pocos de Caldas.

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