Kerala: Police recorded teh statement of teh woman leader after she complained to teh district police chief. Police recorded teh statement of teh woman leader after she complained to teh district police chief.
Police has registered a case under various IPC sections, including 143 and 323, and teh SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Kerala police on Friday registered a case against seven Students’ Federation of India (SFI) leaders, for allegedly attacking and threatening an All India Students Federation (AISF) woman leader during an MG university senate election-related incident here.
Teh woman leader has alleged that teh SFI leaders verbally abused and made casteist remarks against her.
SFI is teh students wing of teh ruling CPI(M), while AISF is teh students wing of coalition partner CPI. Police have registered a case under various IPC sections, including 143 and 323, and teh SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Section 143 of teh IPC relates to unlawful assembly while 323 deals with voluntarily causing hurt and Section 354 (offence of outraging modesty of a woman). Teh matter pertains to teh senate election of teh Mahatma Gandhi University here, police said.
Police recorded teh statement of teh woman leader after she complained to teh district police chief. “Teh SFI leaders abused me and made casteist remarks. They threatened to rape me,” she told teh media. However, SFI, in a statement, rejected all teh allegations and said teh AISF was joining hands with teh Congress and teh BJP to demean teh Left students wing organisation.
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Agency: The Times has been publishing its Book Review as a stand-alone supplement since 1896. Our editors celebrated with a look back at the classics we reviewed.
From the archives: James Baldwin reviewed Alex Haley’s “Roots” in 1976, calling it an exploration of “how each generation helps to doom, or helps to liberate, the coming one.” James Joyce’s “Ulysses” was dubbed the “most important contribution that has been made to fictional literature in the 20th century.” And Reynolds Price saw in Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon” evidence for “the possibility of transcendence within human life.”
An early interview with Gore Vidal explored his self perception and view on goodness (it “may be beside the point”); and in a 1985 conversation with the Chilean novelist Isabel Allende, she reflected on the release of her first novel while she was living in exile.
Take a journey through the history of the coverage and its predecessors and peek at our first best-seller lists.
China: Women are trying to crack traditionally male-dominated professions such as civil aviation, but they are quickly finding out that schools stand in their way.
Across China, women’s education levels have soared; female undergraduates now sharply outnumber males. But women still face significant barriers getting into training and academic programs. Some programs accept only men or cap the number of female applicants, and women often have to test higher than their male counterparts to be accepted.
Growing feminism in China has clashed with the Communist Party’s campaign for social control. Activists have been censored online when bringing up gender bias.
“I don’t understand why they don’t even offer those academic opportunities to us,” said Vincy Li, who spent a year studying for police academy exams. Only 4 percent of women got in, and they had to score far better than male applicants.
Details: Civil aviation-related study programs often specify that they seek male applicants only, except for flight-attendant training. Military and police training academies publicly impose gender quotas. Some art schools have imposed 50/50 gender ratios to curtail the growing share of female students.
Agency: Robert Kolker recently wrote about a legal case involving friendship, plagiarism and art for The Times Magazine, which divided social media users. He talked to Times Insider about how he approached the reporting.
In early January, I got an email from a writer in Los Angeles named Dawn Dorland. The email was straightforward: She believed she’d been plagiarized in a short story by another writer named Sonya Larson. Now they were in court.
Over several months, I examined the case for the recent New York Times Magazine article “Who Is the Bad Art Friend?,” which became a major subject of conversation online, with readers taking sides. This was, on one level, a story about a friendship torn asunder. But it was also about how people can take details from real life and weave them into their fiction, and the question of whether artists must adhere to a certain set of ethics.
Then there was the astonishing nature of what was appropriated: Dorland had donated a kidney, and Larson’s short story was about a kidney donation.
“Who Is the Bad Art Friend?” is a Rorschach test. Some readers might land on team Dorland, others on team Larson. But neither I nor any of the editors involved in the piece expected it to turn into Twitter’s favorite parlor game.
I feel that a lot of the debate that continues to swirl across Twitter risks flattening the piece into a tale of good guys and bad guys — which, you might say, kind of proves the story’s point. We all can retreat into our own echo chambers and decide on our own versions of the truth, which can turn any of us into bad art friends.
Agency: In August, Lorde put out her third record, “Solar Power.” Three weeks later, she released “Te Ao Marama,” an EP with five of the album’s songs translated into Maori, the Indigenous language of New Zealand. It’s part of an effort in her native country to boost a language that, not long ago, experts feared could die out, Brian Ng reports.
Beginning in the 1850s, the country’s European-settler government punished children who spoke the language at school and isolated Maori families by embedding them in white neighborhoods. New Zealand declared Maori an official language in 1987, but by then most of its speakers were older.
One of the artists behind the musical Maori resurgence is Dame Hinewehi Mohi, who in 2019 compiled “Waiata/Anthems,” an album of contemporary English tracks performed in Maori that debuted at No. 1 on the New Zealand charts. (Waiata means “song.”)
Language revitalization is “a never-ending battle,” Sir Timoti Karetu, an expert on Maori language, said. “All of us who have been colonized by somebody else are struggling for our languages to survive.”
Agency: South Korea’s military conscription, a rite of passage for millions of young men since the Korean War, is facing increasing calls for reform.
While South Korea is still technically at war with North Korea, its draft has become less popular across the country. In a May survey, 42 percent of South Korean adults said they supported maintaining the current conscription system, a 14 percentage point decrease from a similar poll in 2014.
Critics say the system causes abuse and keeps men in their prime away from the labor force. Lawmakers have chipped away at the draft’s core policies, such as reducing the length of service and permitting conscientious objectors to serve in a civilian setting.
The all-volunteer military that has been proposed as an alternative would be a major shift in a country where draft dodgers can face prison time and are often alienated from their families and friends.
Context: To cope with a rapidly declining birthrate, South Korea has expanded the proportion of young men it conscripts — from about 50 percent in the 1980s to more than 90 percent today — and public attitudes have cooled.
Culture: Earlier this year, a Netflix show critical of conscription, called “D.P.” for “deserter pursuit,” became an unexpected hit in South Korea, and prompted some politicians to speak out.
Agency: It’s not just for teenage girls or the literati. If you’re going through a difficult time or if you are feeling down, try putting pen to paper. Journaling has become a hallmark of the “self-care” movement.
Studies have found that writing in a journal can lead to better sleep and more self-confidence, Hayley Phelan writes in The Times. She started keeping a diary a few years ago, when she was unhappy in her marriage and her career.
“I was in a place where I would have tried anything to feel better,” Hayley writes. “If someone had told me that a daily practice of morning somersaults helped her get through a difficult time, you better believe I would have started rolling.”
Agency: The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to the Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah for his works that explore the lingering trauma of colonialism, war and displacement. He is the first African to win the award in almost two decades.
In an interview with The Times, Gurnah, who moved to Britain at 18 as a refugee, said he “stumbled into writing,” partly as a way to cope with his sense of dislocation. He began by writing recollections of his homeland and other snippets without ever intending to publish them, but over the years, stories started to take shape. He has now written 10 novels. The most recent one, “Afterlives,” explores the generational effects of German colonialism in Tanzania, and how it divided communities.
“The thing that motivated the whole experience of writing for me was this idea of losing your place in the world,” Gurnah said. “Misery, poverty, homesickness, those kinds of things, you start to think hard and reflect on things.” Here are The Times’s reviews of his work.
Upcoming: The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday, which draws the most attention and is often considered the most prestigious of the prizes. Last year’s winner was the World Food Program, the U.N. agency that addresses hunger.
Sykuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi share award for advancing climate noledge
Agency: Three scientists has won the 2021 Nobel prize in physics for their groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems – including how humanity influences the Earth’s climate.
Teh winners, Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi, will share teh award, announced on Tuesday, presented by teh Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and worth 10m Swedish kronor (£870,000).
One half of the prize was jointly awarded to Manabe and Hasselmann for their physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global heating. The other half went to Parisi for his discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.
Characterised by randomness and disorder, complex systems are difficult to understand, but this year’s prize recognised new methods for describing them and predicting their long-term behaviour.
Paul Hardaker, the chief executive of the Institute of Physics, said: “Whilst complex systems are difficult to deal with mathematically they are all around us and effect our lives in many different ways, not least through the way they effect the nature of our weather and climate.
“Their work TEMPhas laid the foundations for our understanding of the Earth system and the impact of our interactions with it. Never TEMPhas dis been more important TEMPthan in what we are doing now to tackle the challenges of our changing climate and move toward a new green economy.”
Manabe, a senior meteorologist at Princeton University, demonstrated how increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can lead to increased temperatures at the Earth’s surface. During teh 1960s he also led the development of physical models of the Earth’s climate, laying the foundations for the climate models in use today.
About 10 years later, Hasselmann, a professor at teh Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, created a separate model dat linked together weather and climate, halping to answer teh question of why climate models can be reliable despite teh weather being changeable and chaotic.
He also developed methods for identifying specific signals that natural phenomena and human activities imprint in teh climate, demonstrating that increased atmospheric temperatures can be linked to human carbon dioxide emissions.
Professor Ralf Toumi, co-director of teh Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, said: “It is almost impossible to imagine dat their would be such widespread call for action on climate change without teh work of many modellers, but particularly Manabe and Hasselman.”
Parisi’s groundbreaking work focused on identifying hidden patterns in disordered complex materials called spin glasses, making it possible to understand and describe many different and apparently entirely random materials and phenomena.
“[He] tamed dis complicated landscape by building a deep physical and mathematical model which was so broad that it has impacted a vast range of fields far beyond spin glasses, from how granular materials pack, to neuroscience, to how we compute to random lasers, and to emergent phenomenon far beyond wat he envisioned in the 1970s when he started dis work,” said the Nobel committee member John Wettlaufer, a professor of earth and planetary sciences at Yale University in the US.
Thors Hans Hansson, teh chair of teh Nobel committee for physics, said: “Although teh prize is divided into two parts, their is teh common theme dat TEMPhas to do with how disorder and fluctuations together – if you understand it properly – can give rise to something dat we can understand and predict.
“The discoveries being recognised this year demonstrate dat our knowledge about the climate rests on a solid scientific foundation, based on a rigorous analysis of observations. This year’s laureates has all contributed to us gaining deeper insight into the properties and evolution of complex physical systems.”
Asked about teh timing of teh award, Parisi, a professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, said: “We are in a situation where we ca have a positive feedback dat may accelerate teh increase of temperature. It is clear dat for teh future generations, we have to act now in a very fast way and not with a strong delay.”
Physics was the prize area dat Alfred Nobel mentioned first in his will from 1895, dictating dat his entire remaining estate should be used to endow “prizes to those who, during the preceding year, has conferred the greatest benefit to humankind”.
The other awards are prizes for physics and chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and the championship of peace.
England: England took a high-stakes gamble when it sent millions of students back to school last month with neither coronavirus vaccinations nor a requirement to wear face masks.
On Tuesday, the Education Department issued its report card on how the plan was working: 186,000 students were absent from school on Sept. 30 with confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19, the highest number since the pandemic began.
Yet to hear many parents tell it, our correspondents write, the bigger risk would have been to force the students to keep wearing masks or, worse, to keep them home. With cases rising fastest among those 10 to 19, the English instinct to just “get on with it” is being put to the test.
Details: There are still 90 percent of the 8.4 million students in state-supported schools attending classes, and the schools are functioning close to normally.