he said. It is also noteworthy that Modi is labelled an economic reformer in the Chinese press. Madhu Koda (Jai Bharat Samanta Party-Majhgaon) and Babulal Marandi (Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Dhanwar-Giridih) are among the total 1, Chief Minister Hemant Soren (Dumka/Barhait) and ex chief ministers Arjun Munda (Kharsawan), IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Sunday. said.

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They bring the plane to a certain altitude and speed to make sure that the remaining engine can handle the load and aerodynamics. where she wanted to live.Even an ISKCON temple deniedher the permission to stay The reasons cited were that she would invite controversy and unnecessary crowds But clearly she was being shut out because people wanted no truck with this new Irom Sharmila who had dared to step off the pedestal and seek life as everywoman It seemed as if her life was not hers to live The public was in love with her image as someone stretched out on the rack of perennial sacrifice They would not tolerateany other sort of Irom Sharmila in their midst Eventually Sharmila went back to the hospital that had been her home and her prison for so many years Shattered by the bewildering tide of hostility from even those who had once worshipped her she said "They want me to remain a martyr forever But I can’t always be a martyr" Sharmila’s swift and brutal fall from grace is a testament to the extraordinary standards of behaviour that Indians tend to impose on women in public service While the Indian political arena is awash with women the ones with huge mass appeal are invariably those who have cast themselves as not just larger than life but also as almost asexual beings free from husband and family In a country where women are both worshipped as goddesses and routinely assaulted and raped it is almost as though the public needs to be able to deify female politicians and look upon them as emblems of purity and sacrifice before they can begin to idolise them Hence whether it is West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa or Bahujan Samajwadi Party supremo Mayawati— their popularity rests in part on the fact that they have transcended their gendered identity As "Didi" "Amma" or "Behen" these single women are only notionally female — indeed they are almost sexless in their familiar familial appeal What’s more an aura of self-sacrifice envelops them for they are seen to have spurned love and sex in the interest of public service Activist Irom Sharmila breaking her fast on Tuesday PTI In fact when it comes to the power women of Indian politics or activism singlehood is almost a sine qua non You must either have never married or at least be a widow — youronce-married status sanctified by grief or loss Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit are widows; Aruna Roy and Medha Patkar among the country’s most high profile activists are single Yes there is the odd Sushma Swaraj Smriti Irani or Nirmala Sitharaman who have made it to top ministerial jobs But they are the exception rather than the rule During the campaign for the Assembly elections in West Bengal in 2011 the year she ousted the Left Front and stormed to power in the state Mamata Banerjee had repeatedly drawn attention to her selfless singlehood She said again and again that the people were her family because she did not have a family of her own She also stressed that she did not think of herself as a woman but as a "manush"— a human being Instinctively she knew that would endear her to the voters Similarly Jayalalithaa is revered as “Amma” the universal mother and a protectress Her other moniker Puratchi Thalaivi (revolutionary leader) is vigorous and once again asexual If she was a movie star who enacted love scenes once the memory of those have faded from the public mind subsumed by her mother figure image BSP leader Mayawati is yet another example of a female leader who as a single woman has erased the idea of her sexuality from the mind space of voters There may have been sniggers about her alleged relationship with Kanshi Ram once but she has long transcended them To her votaries she is the "behen" the eternal sister an object of affection and trust Which is partly why BJP leader Dayashankar Singh’s offensive remarks about Mayawati last month evoked such a tremendous outcry There is really a lethal kind of sexism at play here: Indians seem to be unable to accept a woman as a leader and an icon unless she is purified by her solo status Any overt hint of her as a sexual being usually gives rise to hatred and opprobrium As Irom Sharmila who has declared her intent to marry her British pen friend is finding out today There is a historical context to the irresistible appeal of leaders who are single We have always identified our yogis and national heroes with renunciation and sacrifice Vivekananda’s brahmacharya and Gandhiji’s repudiation of sex in his later life endowed them with that extra dimension of reverence in the public mind Hence it is no coincidence that India’s most popular male politicians today — Prime Minister Narendra Modi Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik — are also single men The point however is that while the public perception of chastity and self-sacrifice is optional in the case of male politicians it is usually vital in the case of women Here as indeed in almost every sphere of society the standards to which women are held to account are infinitely more stringent than those demanded of men And that makes one wonder if the comely Priyanka Gandhi married to the controversial Robert Vadra and on the cusp of her formal entry into politics in Uttar Pradesh is likely to muster any meaningful mass following anytime soon Irom Sharmila is being wooed by political outfits like JD(U) and Aam Aadmi Party who are keen to exploit her legendary struggle in the forthcoming elections in Manipur But Sharmila has committed an unforgivable sin: she has set aside her martyrdom her image of solitary spectacular lifelong sacrifice Those were the qualities that had thrilled Manipur and the rest of the country for 16 years? 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2017. “The EIA was prepared only for the jetty and not for the other projects proposed within the captive jetty. in its autonomy and standing, The government’s takeover of Aleppo,they found that there is no member of EAC with that name. "Perhaps Obama is right, But had it been done in India, it has truly set the cat among the pigeons diplomatically and strategically There is no reason this bluff could not have been called earlier, India has called Pakistan’s bluff that it would respond with nuclear weapons if the former dared to conduct raids into the latter’s territory. a BCCI press advisory had described Zaheer as “the Bowling Consultant” and Dravid as “the Overseas Batting Consultant (Test cricket)”.

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