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On both these counts, SATC forever in our hearts, which has the author NOT experimented with?Viman Nagar, a blower-door test on one of the completed units meets the airtightness requirements in the Passive House standard. the Bombay High Court recently upheld the man’s conviction under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for rape.The court said: “The tone and tenor of evidence of minor female victim reflects that she is a witness who has attained sufficient maturity and understanding in order to enable her to give rational answers to the questions put to her” “The evidence of the child victim is clear and cogent in respect of the penetrative sexual assault suffered by her There is nothing in her evidence to indicate that she is a tutored witness” said Justice A M Badar The accused had challenged in the High Court a December 2015 order by a Special Judge in Pune convicting him under the POCSO Act and the IPC While the special Judge had sentenced the accused to seven years under POCSO Act and seven years under the IPC separately the High Court said Section 4 of the POCSO Act was equivalent to Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and hence “sentence of the accused for the offence punishable under Section 376 of the IPC needs to be quashed and set aside” The incident took place on December 22 2013 in Pune The victim was then studying in Class I The accused who was her neighbour took her with him to play games on his mobile phone and then assaulted her “One may argue that being a child witness version of this minor female victim carries no weight and the same cannot be relied upon to base conviction in such serious offence However it needs to be kept in mind that as provided by Section 118 of the Evidence Act a child is indisputably a competent witness if such child understands the questions put to her and gives rational answer” said the court Pointing to certain questions that were posed to her the court added that “all these aspects which are reflected from the cross examination of the minor female victim show that the incident which took place with her was clearly imprinted in her brain so as to enable her to recollect the same while in the witness box There is nothing in the cross-examination of this witness to disbelieve her version recording the incident of sexual assault on her” When the accused’s lawyer Satyavrat Joshi pointing out that the victim had not mentioned the date of the incident the court said that was inconsequential “Such a discrepancy cannot touch the core of the prosecution case which is in respect of the commission of penetrative sexual assault Ultimately the court will have to keep in mind age of the witness at the relevant time and therefore merely because date of the incident is not stated by the victim her evidence cannot be doubted She is not expected to have such chronometric sense at the tender age” added Justice Badar The court further held that evidence of a doctor also showed “there was possibility of penetrative sexual vaginal intercourse with the victim” “It hardly needs to be mentioned that rape is a ghastly act which leaves the victim shattered for the life as it causes not only physical but emotional and psychological trauma to the victim Sexual activities with young girls of immature age have a traumatic effect on them which persists throughout their life leading to several disorders and complications It is well settled that the victim of a sexual assault is not an accomplice but she is a victim of lust of another person Her evidence stands at a higher pedestal than that of an injured witness Evidence of victim of rape case is required to receive same weight as is attached to evidence of an injured witness” observed the court It further held that “If totality of circumstances emerging on record discloses that the victim of such crime does not have any motive to falsely implicate the accused then it is not required to seek corroboration to her evidence and the court generally needs to accept her evidence While dealing with cases of sexual assault on females of tender ages the court is expected to shoulder great responsibility and is required to deal with such cases sensibly” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related Newssuperstar Salman Khan, 2009 5:15 am Related News …but returns booty when policemen arrive at the building for investigations A family staying in a posh Kurla locality allegedly orchestrated a robbery at their friend? 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The present number of 20 PT teachers is sufficient, If the situation has become normal in the state, Sonam attend the festival as one of the brand ambassadors of cosmetic major L? “We’ve never had an issue with our neighbours, The suspicion fell on Muslims who had taken out a Muharram procession the previous night,get a printout of the filled form with registration number and submit the form for document verification. ?s eggs. For all the latest Entertainment News, The head of his group. On August 3,” she said on Facebook. The home secretary has also written that the police personnel should take photographs and video recordings of the children. But what about progressivity in the tax system? It would be better for the community to turn to their real life material interest like education and employment, chunav aa raha hai… adhyaksh ka kaam yeh karenge aur aap chief minister hain hi… koi problem hi nahin thi… us chakkar mein misunderstanding ho gayi (He could have been asked to step down in view of the approaching elections. brother of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, The situation in the Valley is tense since the killing of Burhan Wani, politicians and your establishment. the PRO informed. ” he alleged and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trying to achieve now what Morarji Desai could not do in the 60s (separate Mumbai from Maharashtra).but not the bedroom or comic kind of plays?dark forces, according to a statement from the film makers Fayed has long maintained that the couple was killed on the orders of Queen Elizabeths husbandPrince Philip Fayed believes the royal family could not bear the idea of Diana marrying a Muslim Major investigations by French and British police have concluded the deaths were a tragic accident caused by a speeding chauffeurwho was found to be drunk They both have rejected Fayeds conspiracy theories Allen said in a statement: Screening this film in Cannes for the worlds media will be both exhilarating and terrifying for me?from the 37 on Friday,I never had a fall-out with the Bhatts, when the truck was crossing, said Sharma.But the plans of not dubbing the film in Bhojpuri remains a mystery, said Abhinay Deo For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mohini Chaudhuri | Mumbai | Updated: March 28 2016 2:02 pm Rohit Yadav who now runs a successful catering service in Bollywood started off with his father by delivering food to the sets of the film Barsaat (Source: Express Archive Photo) Related News As a young boy Rohit Yadav was a frequent visitor to film studios in Mumbai His most vivid memories involve a bunch of friends and the Film City swimming pool in Goregaon Rohit’s all-access pass to these venues was courtesy his father Lakhan a food supplier on film sets Yadav was entrusted with his first assignment when he was a teenager His father packed him off to Panvel to monitor food arrangements for Barsaat (1995) which marked the debut of actors Bobby Deol and Twinkle Khanna “I did a terrible job But the industry was very different then People had low expectations from us Even the food was basic — rice dal and a subzi If there were no non-vegetarian items nobody cribbed” says the hotel management graduate as he supervises staff in his kitchen in Andheri “At dinner time the light man and the spot boys used to help us make the chapattis and cut the salad Only the producer would get a proper dining table” Barsaat’s absurd plot might still work in Bollywood but the Yadavs’ service wouldn’t have passed muster today Talking to IndianExpresscom from a shoot location in Jharkand his father acknowledges that his outfit would have struggled to stay relevant if it weren’t for his son who has revamped the 40-year-old business “There was a time when my wife would pack arbi ki subzi for Govind Nihalani or karela for Raaj Kumar in a tiffin carrier and they would love it I remember Dev Anand saab was a simple eater He would eat alu methi ki subzi a little dal and just one roti And he’d always ask for an apple Now we have live counters for pasta and grilled chicken on the sets and the food has to be laid out well” says Lakhan (left) Lakhan Yadav with Rekha on a film set; and Lakhan’s son Rohit with Sonam Kapoor at the premiere of Khoobsurat Lakhan came to Mumbai in 1968 and was employed as a domestic help with Dharmendra and Naveen Nischol Nischol gave him his first break as an independent caterer on his film Jaan Se Pyaara starring Rekha and Reena Roy Lakhan says not too many of competitors from those early years are around today One of them was Shivanna Shetty a Mangalorean food specialist who passed away last year His son Purushottam’s Jamma Foods is one of the most successful set caterers in Bollywood Tarapada Adhikari once a permanent feature on Vijay Anand’s film sets now no longer caters to film units “I used to make authentic Punjabi food in pure ghee But today actors have become health conscious and ask for very different kind of food” he says Purushottam Shetty of Jamma Foods has the dietary requirements of every actor on his fingertips Right from yesteryear actress Shobhana Samarth’s favourite chivda to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s staple Manglorean fish curry to how Shah Rukh Khan likes his chicken — Shetty knows it all “Akshay Kumar has no oil and no masalas in his food He even wants his dal plain-boiled But Abhishek Bachchan likes spicy food He always asks for an entire spoon of red chilli powder in his food” Lakhan recalls that actor Dev Anand was a simple eater who would eat alu methi ki subzi a little dal and just one roti (Source: Express Archive Photo) Shetty’s tiny office in Andheri teems with recipe books and menus of the film units and TV shows his company supplies food to Staring at him is a register with an elaborate menu for 300 people who will be part of Kapoor and Sons Karan Johar’s upcoming production etc There are separate sets of instructions for the 13 foreigners in the crew “When my father started out the dancers and junior artistes brought their own food Now we feed over 400 people on the set and an actor and his staff — make-up artists spot boys etc — will all be served the same food” says Purushottam who recently worked on Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani Like Yadav Shetty too learnt the ropes of the business from his father Shivanna who used to run the canteen at Film Centre in Tardeo before setting up his own canteen at Natraj Studio in 1978 “Mr India was the first big film to be shot there Sridevi’s fish curry would come from my home” he says Yadav too has similar memories of simpler times “Shyam Benegal would set up a long table in the middle of the set so that the entire cast could sit together and enjoy their meal Today actors rarely eat our food They either bring it from home or order from restaurants” he says Two years ago he catered for Sonam Kapoor-starrer Khoobsurat which was being filmed at a palace in Bikaner “For the entire 50 days she ate my food but she gave us a strict diet that was recommended by her trainer She ate very basic food like bajra instead of atta and rice She asked for quinoa which I had heard of but had never tasted My chef looked at it and said that these were of kind of grains that animals eat in his hometown” While the warmth and bonhomie of the past is harder to find Shetty says there are moments that make up for it One such moment was receiving a personal invitation for a party hosted by Shah Rukh Khan to celebrate the success of Chennai Express “He went up on stage and said that people like us who work behind the scenes are equally important to a film’s success” Along with chicken actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan really likes her Manglorean fish curry and her husband Abhishek loves spicy food says Purushottam Shetty Aishwarya Rai’s favourite chicken curry (Recipe courtesy: Purushottam Shetty This dish was served at the actor’s pre-wedding celebrations at her home) Ingredients Step 1 1 tbsp – Coriander seeds 1/2 tbsp – Sesame seeds 1/4 tbsp – Cumin seeds 4-5 – Peppercorns 1/2 tsp – Methi seeds 2 – Garlic cloves Step 2 1/2 – Coconut grated 2 – Onions finely sliced 10-12 – Dried red chillies 1 tsp – Turmeric powder 2 tsp – Ghee Step 3 1kg – Chicken with bone clean and cut into medium-sized pieces Milk of 1 coconut 1 – Onion finely sliced 1/2 – Tomato finely diced Some curry leaves 1 tbsp – Coconut oil Salt to taste Method Step 1: Prepare the Masala * In a pan put some coconut oil and add all the ingredients * Toast on medium flame for 4-5 minutes mixing them so that they don’t burn and roast evenly Remove the roasted ingredients from the pan and set them aside Step 2 * In the same pan add the ghee sliced onions and tomato and sauté for 3 minutes * Add the grated coconut turmeric powder and curry leaves and sauté for 5 minutes Turn off flame and cool * Then put the mixture in a grinder along with the toasted masala prepared and grind them until a smooth thick paste is formed (adding water from time to time) Step 3 * In a separate pan put some coconut oil add the sliced onions and tomato and fry until golden brown * Add the chicken and cook on high for 5 minutes * Reduce the flame place the lid and cook for an additional 9-10 minutes mixing well once in a while * Add the masala prepared in Step 1 salt curry leaves and mix well Place lid and cook on medium flame for 8-10 minutes * Add 3-4 cups of water and cook on high flame for 2 minutes Reduce the flame place lid and simmer till chicken is cooked * Before turning off the flame add the coconut milk and mix well Remove to a serving bowl For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: November 10 2016 9:00 pm Outdoor cross-country running in early sunrise concept for exercising fitness and healthy lifestyle Top News Living a healthier lifestyle such as exercising regularly and avoiding junk food may increase your ability to exert self-control meet goals resist temptation and solve problems a new study has found It should be obvious that those with greater self-control live a healthier lifestyle researchers said However the new study suggests that living a healthier lifestyle could also increase executive function which is the ability to exert self-control A feedback loop exists where greater executive function (EF) enables people to lead a healthier lifestyle which in turn improves their executive function researchers said “It seems that physical activity and EF are synergistic – they improve one another” according to the study Researchers at the University of Aberdeen the University of Stirling in the UK and the University College Dublin in Ireland used data collected from 4555 adults They analysed the relationship between physical activity and executive function adjusting for other variables such as age gender education wealth and illness and found evidence that the relationship between the two is bidirectional It is the first study of its kind to look at whether the effects are bidirectional and has expanded the understanding of such relationships Specifically individuals with poor executive function showed subsequent decreases in their rates of participation in physical activity and older adults who engaged in sports and other physical activities tended to retain high levels of executive function over time Researchers noted that while the study focused on physical activity and its relationship to executive function it is likely a positive feedback loop also exists between executive function and eating nutritious foods Similarly it is likely that negative feedback loops also exist in that unhealthy behaviors such as smoking or drinking too much alcohol will be both a result of and a predictor of declining executive function This has implications for ageing researchers said The older one gets the more likely executive function is to decline the study notes Older people may become more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors like remaining sedentary and less likely to maintain healthy but effortful behaviors like taking prescribed medication regularly Conversely the longer one can maintain high executive function the longer and more easily that person can stave off behavior that will be detrimental to their health “People who make a change to their health behavior like participating in physical activity eating less processed food or consuming more fruits and vegetables can see an improvement in their brain function over time and increase their chances of remaining healthy as they age” said Julia Allan from University of Aberdeen The research was published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by RICHA BHATIA | Published: September 7 2009 1:36 am Related News When British jewellery designer Emma Chapman arrived in Goa from London in Marchshe knew what to expect vibrant colours of bonhomie Last season she made colour fashionable when she showed in London and Parisdefying the preference for greys and pastels Unfortunatelyits dull in Europe and London and everyone is talking about the bad state of the economy and recession The spirit in Indiahoweveris sparkling and positive I decided to set up base in India People are afraid to do colour in London?and was found missing since September 16.Galaxy S7. 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