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dedicated lanes for BEST buses It was not possible to have Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) Hencewe are concentrating on a separate lane for BEST buses Apart from BEST busesschoolbuses and ambulances would be allowed to use these lanes? said Das,but they should look at it from the point of view of overall welfare of the district, he said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | Tehran | Published: August 29 2017 10:42 am For the first time in nearly three decades Iranian pilgrims were barred from the hajj last year after several rounds of negotiations between the two Gulf heavyweights failed to overcome political and procedural differences (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) Related News In a diplomatic icebreaker between political foes tens of thousands of Muslim faithful from Iran have flocked to Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites This week’s hajj marks Iran’s return after their absence last year following a massive stampede in 2015 that killed around 2300 people including 464 Iranians The tragedy sparked bitter recrimination from Tehran over the kingdom’s custodianship of the sites in Mecca and Medina western Saudi Arabia For the first time in nearly three decades Iranian pilgrims were barred from the hajj last year after several rounds of negotiations between the two Gulf heavyweights failed to overcome political and procedural differences Adding a further obstacle the Sunni kingdom cut all ties with Shiite Iran in January 2016 after its diplomatic missions in Tehran and Mashhad were torched by protesters angered by Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shiite figure But under a deal struck in March about 86000 Iranians have now arrived in Saudi Arabia for the hajj joining two million Muslims from across the globe in converging on Mecca “I’m happy to see so many Iranians here… Political issues shouldn’t interfere in a religious duty especially the hajj” Abbas Ali a 54-year-old Iranian said Monday at Jeddah airport that is the main entry point for pilgrims “It’s very difficult to describe my feelings We shouldn’t stop coming here because all of us are Muslims” the newly-arrived “haji” from Zahedan in eastern Iran told AFP The breakthrough came after several months of negotiations during which the two countries traded accusations of obstructing an agreement Tehran and Riyadh stand on opposing sides in several regional disputes including the conflicts in Syria Yemen and Bahrain as well as this year’s Gulf diplomatic crisis between Qatar and a Saudi-led Arab bloc The pilgrimage now seems to be acting as an icebreaker between the two powers In the absence of diplomatic relations and with its missions in Iran closed Saudi Arabia agreed to issue electronic visas for Iranian pilgrims Saudi Arabia has also allowed Iran’s national carrier Iran Air to fly in most of the Islamic republic’s pilgrims while some were transported by the kingdom’s carrier Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said last week that visas have been issued for diplomats from the two countries to visit and inspect each other’s empty embassies and consulates “We are waiting for final measures to be taken so diplomats from both countries can visit” he said “This will probably happen after the hajj” Iran has set up temporary consulates in the kingdom to assist its pilgrims and it has instructed them to avoid “arguments” with Saudi staff at airports and pilgrimage sites For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Norristown | Published: June 6 2017 7:25 am Bill Cosby center accompanied by his attorneys Brian McMonagle left and Monique Pressley (AP Photo/File) Related News The first witness to testify in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial said on Monday that the comedian had drugged her before sexually abusing her in 1998 – the same method prosecutors say he used in the alleged 2004 attack that he is on trial for Cosby once one of the most beloved entertainers in the United States is accused in both instances of inviting a young woman to visit him for career advice offering her pills that he said would help her “relax” and then sexually abusing her once she was incapacitated by the drug The 79-year-old entertainer is charged with sexually assaulting Andrea Constand an employee of his alma mater Temple University at his home in the Philadelphia suburbs in 2004 Constand is one of dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sex assault but hers is the only case recent enough to be subject to criminal prosecution The allegations all of which Cosby has denied have essentially ended his long career The first witness at his trial Kelly Johnson described an incident that she said took place at Cosby’s hotel suite in Los Angeles in 1996 Her emotional testimony was intended to persuade jurors that Cosby demonstrated a pattern of behavior when he allegedly attacked Constand in 2004 A tearful Johnson who worked at the time for Cosby’s agent said she initially hid the pill under her tongue but that Cosby checked to see if she had swallowed it She later woke up disoriented and partially clothed in Cosby’s bed with the comedian behind her grunting before he forced her to touch his genitals she testified “I was trying to say something” she said “I don’t know if I was actually speaking” AGGRESSIVE CROSS-EXAMINATION In a potential preview of what Constand can expect when she testifies Cosby’s lawyer Brian McMonagle fired aggressive questions laced with sarcasm at Johnson He claimed she offered much different details during a 1996 deposition including that the assault occurred in 1990 six years earlier than she testified on Monday He also suggested she used drugs in the 1990s which she denied and accused her of having “selective amnesia” after she could not recall details of her deposition or her medical leave from her employer following the Cosby incident Cosby once known as “America’s dad” for his role as Heathcliff Huxtable on the 1980s hit TV series “The Cosby Show” walked into court on the arm of Keshia Knight Pulliam who played his youngest daughter the pigtailed Rudy Huxtable His wife and business manager Camille Cosby was not seen in court on Monday Like Johnson Constand will testify that Cosby told her the pills he offered would help her “relax” before assaulting her Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said in her opening statement on Monday In his opening statement McMonagle said Cosby is the victim of false accusations He pointed out that Constand’s initial allegations were investigated in 2005 and found to be insufficient at that time “Today I get a chance with your help to right a wrong” he told jurors McMonagle told jurors that Constand’s story suffered from numerous inconsistencies in her accounts to police in 2005 Constand who did not report the alleged assault for nearly a year said she had not maintained contact with Cosby after the incident In fact McMonagle said she called him 53 times For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by FAHAD SAMAR | Published: December 3 2011 12:33 am Related News It is hardly surprising that the producers of Big Boss imported Sunny Leone from the US to feature in their reality show After allthis is a game of grabbing eyeballs and who better than a full-fledged porn star to do the job Intent on pole dancing her way into the hearts of the Indian publicMs Leone seems equally keen to project herself as a docile desi girl who simply does what she does as a means to an end Her ploy seems to have worked and Mahesh Bhatt has shrewdly ensured masses of free publicity and media hype by casting this princess from the adult entertainment industry in his upcoming skin flick Over the yearsseveral adult film actresses have crossed over to the mainstream with varying degrees of success Porn starSasha Greywas cast by Steven Soderberg in his filmThe Girlfriend Experienceand then went on to appear in the cult HBO seriesEntourage Playboy centrefold Jenny McCarthy appeared on the top-rated sitcom Two and a Half Menwhere she played a sexy seductress opposite Charlie Sheen It seems to mehoweverthat Indian television itself is fast becoming voyeuristic porn A slew of local reality shows showcase half-baked celebrities shamelessly flaunting temper tantrumsemotional breakdowns and psychotic behaviour in a desperate attempt to garner TRPs These vulgar on-screen antics are as pathetic and pastiche a performance as the acting displayed in a porn film Viewers cast maximum votes in favour of uninhibited exhibitionists who have no qualms getting emotionally naked on-screen just so they can last another week on TV In the UStrashy reality shows like Jersey Shore and Keeping up with the Kardashians illustrate how greedlustbetrayal and all-round boorish behaviour are rewarded with multi-million dollar contracts and lucrative endorsement deals Ironicallyjust when you thought that American television had sunk to its lowest depths you realise this is also a golden age for the idiot box Channels like HBO and Bravo are presently commissioning some of the finest programming ever seen on TV High concept shows with diverse themes and fantastic production values are proliferating the small screen Mad Men is about advertising in New York in the 1960s Boardwalk Empireco-produced by Martin Scorseseis a compelling tale set during the Prohibition era Neil Jordans The Borgias is a sumptuously mounted Italian period piece whilst Game of Thrones is an epicswashbuckling fantasy saga All these shows manage to earn high ratings and have a loyal viewership that effectively counters the mindless schlock of reality TV Perhaps our local channels need to take a cue from their American counterparts and also commission some quality alternative programming for a change The lead should ideally be taken by Doordarshan that once commissioned superb shows like Govind Nihalanis Tamas and Buniyaadbut now doles out utter rubbish as an excuse for entertainment Indian television can then enjoy a true renaissance instead of simply subjecting viewers to a daily dose of hysterical prime time tamasha (Fahad Samar is a filmmakerintrepid traveller and inveterate chronicler of society) [email protected] For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News