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The bench said since the CBI is now seized of the issue,they should investigate it During the hearing the bench was informed by the ashramthat that there were over 168 women living in the premises It was informed by Delhi police’s standing counsel RahulMehra that the Delhi government’s health department has set upa medical board which will soon visit both the premises inquestion to medically examine all inmates to ensure their well-being Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Published: March 17 2017 2:51 pm Mantra movie review: First-time director Nicholas Kharkongor succeeds in giving us snapshots of a few sections of the city Related News Mantra movie cast: Rajat Kapoor Shiv Pandit Kalki Koechlin Lushin Dubey Mantra movie director: Nicholas Kharkongor Mantra movie rating: 2 The year is 2004 A wealthy businessman who lives in Delhi with this family — well-preserved wife three children — is facing bankruptcy In some quarters in the Capital of India the fruits of economic liberalization are being gobbled up; in others they are pure poison: Mantra is about these people their rocky lives and that time First time director Kharkongor succeeds in giving us snapshots of a few sections of the city: the fat-cats who rule India the children of privilege who fatten on old wealth and in a brief telling glimpse of those who fetch up here because there’s nothing in the villages they left behind KK aka Kapil Kapoor (Rajat Kapoor) lives in a plush Panchsheel bungalow drives a sleek foreign car and forces himself to smile every day Wife Minna (Lushin Dubey) feels unloved and neglected Son Viraj (Shiv Pandit) is wrapped up in his own business pursuits Daughter (Kalki Koechlin) feels suffocated The youngest a teenage boy spends all his time in chat rooms sexting strangers And they meet at the dining table exchanging sterile conversation of the pass-the-salt variety never really talking There are some nicely-done scenes in which Kapoor who is the best part of the film channels his personal and professional isolation You are drawn to KK (such a Delhi acronym as is AJ his estranged friend: this is a very Delhi film) as he goes through his paces looking for a way out We see the dysfunction in the family clearly too and Kapoor struggling to keep it all together We feel for him Also read |I’ll beg borrow or steal but make my next film: Rajat Kapoor But Mantra is marred by its static delivery of the mostly-in-English lines And the several banal observations strewn through it ‘You have to suck up to the system’ says a character ‘That’s how things work’ It isn’t unfortunately how films spring to vivid complex life For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Published: May 6 2017 8:25 am O P Dhankar Top News With the women sarpanches in Haryana not allowed to function independently by the male members of their family Haryana Rural Development and Panchayats Minister O P Dhankar said the government was introducing reforms to empower them and bring a change in the situation He said that the while the government was playing its part it had limitations and the women should also assert themselves and exercise the powers given to them The Haryana government had in 2016 introduced amendments to the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act as part of which a minimum educational qualification was made mandatory for those contesting elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions The Indian Express in a three-part series has highlighted how women elected sarpanches as a result of these amendments are not being allowed to function independently In an interview to The Indian Express Dhankar said the aim of bringing the amendments was to ensure that educated people become sarpanches “This time when the elections were held there were more women elected than their 33 per cent quota Further the average age of sarpanches reduced to 33 years Young people got a chance to come forward We are trying everyday but to bring about change is difficult Changing oneself is difficult and bringing change in society is even more so” he said The minister said that to ensure that elected women sarpanches are empowered the officers ensure that in all meetings the men are made to sit outside He said when he went to a village where there was a women sarpanch he ensured she was present at the event “The government is making efforts But it has its limitations The women will also have to come forward and exercise the powers given to them as sarpanches At many places they are coming forward and doing it At places they have taken charge of dealing with women issues or have picked up some particular areas where men do not interfere A beginning has been made” Dhankar said To make the sarpanches well versed with the functioning of the panchayats the Haryana government has started a three-month certificate course in five universities in the state The sarpanches will be taught about the various acts and rules how to pass budget maintain account and pass resolutions among other things Apart from this computer training will also be provided “In places where women and sarpanches from schedule castes were elected they did not have social power and would succumb to pressure So the government decided that having educated panchayats is important We also wanted they should give their best without getting into trouble” the minister said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai: As heavens opened up over Mumbai its residents too opened their homes and hearts to strangers offering assistance to those stranded in the devastating rains and floods that brought the megapolis to its knees People stuck in waterlogged streets of Mumbai on Tuesday PTI With the unabated fury of the rains — along with an imminent ‘high tide’ — signalling that weather conditions were turning from bad to worse good samaritans came out on the streets and the virtual world to help and comfort their stranded brethren — from offering food and shelter to helping them find the quickest mode of available transport for the journey back home This was a much-needed gesture in the backdrop of the crumbling infrastructure of the megapolis which gave in on every front be it roads or the suburban train network that ferries over 65 lakh people daily The desire to reach out to those in need was reflected in many acts across the city where people were seen helping total strangers face the rain fury displaying a sense of kinship and empathy that went far beyond the simpleconnotations of the storied "Mumbai spirit" The hashtag "#rainhosts" started trending on micro-blogging site Twitter and there were scores of others using other platforms like Facebook with similar offers South Mumbai resident Mehul Ved began putting together a spreadsheet of those offering help at 1:45 pm and had over2000 entries by 8:25 pm along with addresses and other details The effort was visible on the streets as well probably with as much force just to ensure that none of the over 15 crore people went hungry Religious institutions too were relentless in their effort to reach out to the stranded with gurudwaras churches and the Ganpati mandals reaching out to those in need The GSB Mandal at Matunga was among the first to make deft use of the popular chatting app WhatsApp to offer help It was in fact on WhatsApp that a veritable flood of messages of offers to help started circulating A list of help centres being circulated included civic administration-owned facilities like Kalidas hall in Mulund and a Sports Complex in Andheri The city police with an active presence on Twitter turned their ‘100’ emergency number into a facility where citizens could reach out for help and also reached out to those who used the micro-blogging site Tuesday’s’s happenings brought back harrowing memories of the deluge in July 2005 when many parts of Mumbai remained water-logged for days after incessant 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