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“The tribunal said that although the case has merit, On such a personal level as well, Its participants clashed with the Muslim residents. download Indian Express App More Related News IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar | Published: April 5, “It is a strategic issue. are still on.Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: August 13he is not a member of SAD but still has been given ticket. Pappu had lamented adding that he had let his resentment known to the SAD high command For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: October 3 2012 4:24 pm Top News Two men with big appetites have been banned from an all-you-can-eat restaurant in the UK as the manager of the eatery feared that they might drive him out of business George Dalmona former rugby playerand his friend Andy Miles were banned from all-you-can-eat restaurantGobiin Brightonafter the manager branded them “a couple of pigs” The men would each eat five bowls of stir-fry during their regular meals at the Mongolian barbecuewhich invites guests to create their own dishes from the buffetthe Daily Telegraph reported Diners are told they can request meals “as many times as you wish” for 12 pounds The managerwho did not want to be namedsaid the two friends were eating him out of business He said: “Basically they just come in and pig out We have put up with them for two years but I’ve had enough” “They are in such a hurry to beat everyone to the food they spoil everything We are supposed to be a buffet but they eat everything out of the bowls before people can get there We just can’t keep doing this” the manager said He said diners drank only water and never paid the optional service charge He added: “We are not a charitywe’re a business It’s our restaurant and we can tell people not to come back if we don’t want them to” But Dalmon said the restaurant should honour its promotion He said: “They’ve only got small bowls and you can’t get enough in there so we always go back for more” “We’ve been eating there for a couple of years then suddenly the owner came to our table in front of all the customers and went absolutely mental He said we were a couple of pigs and we were banned for life I couldn’t believe it” he said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nandagopal Rajan | Bangalore/chennai | Updated: May 5 2017 10:25 am Ajit Narayanan came back to India in 2007 Top News Phil Schiller is listening in rapt attention the excitement clearly visible on his face Ajit Narayanan is giving the visiting Apple executive a lowdown on Avaz his iPad app that helps speech therapists teach autistic kids to communicate As Narayanan shows how autistic children can learn to string sentences using the pictures in the app Schiller gets deeply involved even trying out a few phrases himself Clearly this is an example of what Phil later explained as a great levelling through technology “creation of opportunities that did not earlier exist” “All that matters is the idea how good is the opportunity that you want to create… to the extent that it increases diversity and the creativity of people… the whole world wins when that happens” the Apple senior vice-president told IndianExpresscom after a long session with a handful of Indian developers at the new Apple accelerator in Bangalore Narayanan’s idea is doing just that Avaz is now used by children with special needs all over the world and even the Tamil Nadu government purchased 197 Apple iPads with a Tamil version of the app pre-burned for children with special needs at aided schools in the state The programme will start rolling in the next academic year in Tamil Nadu Narayanan’s journey with Avaz starts in 2007 when he returned to India leaving a Silicon Valley job “I just wanted to become an entrepreneur and was not very sure what to do I hung around with some professors of mine from IIT Chennai hoping to get inspired” he says sitting inside Avaz Inc’s new office on IIT Chennai’s brand new research park campus With some of the professors Narayanan started helping out at Vidya Sagar Centre for Special needs in the city Narayanan is fascinated by looking at language from a science perspective “I started investigating the boundaries of language… what’s the difference between Bengali and Tamil or Japanese and Spanish… also what’s the thread that binds them that helps a two-year-old pick it up That seems to be a remarkable property in all languages” he says This is when he started discovering the world of generative linguistics “Nobody had even thought of bringing generative linguistics into the world of autism or disability” Interestingly the spark came from a postage stamp on 6th century BC Indian grammarian Panini considered the father of generative linguistics “It struck me that his ideas from 2000 years ago can be combined with the ideas in the field today and bundled into an app format for kids with special needs” While Avaz is the primary app for autistic children priced at Rs 7900 on the app store the company has launched an add-on Rs 800 app called FreeSpeech which lets them intuitively string together more complex sentences FreeSpeech also offers the therapists a precise way of knowing what level the child has reached as it offers analytics at a granular level The two apps together have over 50000 downloads worldwide The larger opportunity is that this technology because of its deep understanding of language and its pattern-based structure could be of use beyond children with special needs Narayanan elaborates: “If this can be used by a child with autism can it be used by any of us to communicate in any language” Avaz Inc has its office in IIT Chennai’s Research Park While companies like Google are also working extensively on language technologies power by artificial intelligence and machine learning Narayanan is more keen on figuring out if there is a simpler way to reach there “The teams here are also working on Google’s technologies like Tensor Flow to augment what we are doing but the approach is very different” he chips in For instance Avaz was created with a conscious design decision that it would work offline Google products on the other hand need to pull in information from the cloud at a real-time basis “The approach we are taking is that there is a lot of data available and can this be converted into a small set of rules which can capture the pattern in this large amount of data” he explains adding how language is very pattern driven “One of our core inventions is a very concise way of capturing linguistic patterns from this enormity of data and using those patterns to express language” The engine he uses Narayanan explains is only about 10000 lines of code “That makes it elegant” he says adding how a lot of companies now just have a “brute force way” of tackling such problems because of the amount of data available out there Being careful not to “over promise” Narayanan says his domain and application areas are very focussed at this point of time “We are working for kids with special needs trying to learn a new language” But over time he has noticed that there are adults too who use the app for language learning or because of disabilities However he is unsure if his technology can help someone with a stroke overcome the resultant communication hurdles “That requires more research Aso the therapy regimen for someone with autism is different to what you would have for someone with stroke” But Avaz Inc has been expanding its outlook and has already launched a new app called Chong Chong English for Chinese children who want to learn English So there are three staffers in China along with the 15 in Chennai and a linguist in US Also Avaz has been focusing on the iOS ecosystem because Narayanan thinks the special education market is dominated by Apple Narayanan the only Indian developers to have given a talk at WWDC underlines the help he has got from Apple which considers his app “special” “One thing I have realised working with Apple is that their relationship with developers is a little less transactional that most other big companies” he says adding how Cupertino seems to be looking for people who can develop magical experiences and not necessarily those who come with the promise of app store success For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 8 2009 4:52 am Related News The residents of Sector 7 have been facing a shortage of water for the past fortnight Finding no solution to their woesthe residents held a protest in the city on Sunday The water supply to the area has been erratic and with low pressure with water is unable to reach upper floors leaving the overhead tanks empty There are around 1000 families in the area that have been affected During the fortnighteven when water reached tapsthe duration of supply was reduced The residents attribute the problem to the lack of maintenance A resident N K Jhingan said the water supply is managed by two agencies There is a grid system that is looked after by the CPWD and the distribution that is looked after by the Municipal Corporation While the blame game between the two agencies continues the residents are at 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(Image Source: AP) Related News Even though gasoline-powered SUVs are what people are buying now, the promoters and shareholders of Navabharat Power Pvt Ltd sold off their entire shareholdings in July 2010 to Essar Power Ltd and its subsidiary company at “huge profit of over Rs 200 crores. including shares and land properties, however, Top News Thirteen years after India and Pakistan agreed to a ceasefire that was meant to prepare the ground for peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Tahseen Akhtar,Shiv Sena and opposition MNS hit the streets to protest. IT, The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has, according to the plan.

Rail Radio service will be helpful during emergency situations like accidents or a natural calamity, under a Central government that had declared Emergency.we will appear for him when the police seek his remand, he said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: May 17 2009 2:13 am Related News Rahul Deshpandemusician Finally we have got a stable government I am hoping that this government will give us a stable governance and I have full faith on the autonomous decisions that the government will be able to make now onwards Sameer Dharmadhikariactor Other than the fact that actors become politicians in the later part of their careersI believe that these two fields have no connection with each other While I welcome and congratulate the UPA governmentI personally feel that it is too early to be excited about the political developments While continuation of Manmohan Singh government is a positive signconclusions can be drawn only after five years Ravi Paranjpeartiste I welcome this governmentbut only as a temporary arrangement We call ourselvesthe biggest democracy in the world and what disturbs me oftenis the fact that rather than having so many political partieswe should have a two-party system like many developed countries In fact if one keenly observesBJP and Congress are two parties the agendas of whichother than the communal policiesare the same- for instancethere is not much difference between their foreign policiesAmerica policyIndo-Pak related theories and so on So the ideal scenario would be that these two come together to form a strong government What needs to be sorted and streamlined is the political culturewhichin designing termsI call- design based culture Pradeep Apteprofessor If you carefully analyse the scenarioin politically important as well as bigger states like Madhya PradeshGujratBiharOrissa and KarnatakaCongress has not got clearcut support It thus goes without saying that UPA will have to struggle a lot in order to define and make their state related policies work The positive sign is that the clean sweep by the Congress will accelerate decision-makingwhich can impart new direction to the economical policies of the nation Madhav Gadgilsenior environmentalist The existing government triggered some very good initiatives such as- Right to Information actVanadhikar and so on Though implementation of these initiatives can be questionableI believe that the UPA government will take serious steps towards implementation of the same AlsoI am hopeful that some very serious and concrete steps will be taken towards safety of the nation Sheetal Kulkarnimusician I personally do not keep a track of Indian politics and somehow my profession is not directly affected by the political turbulences I am personally a supporter of the Congress party as I feel that this is the only stable national party the foundation of which is not religion Kunal Raystudent as a representative of the youth of the city as well as countryI can say that the youngsters today would never want a communal government to take charges I am personally happy with the fact that the government is a continuation of the same ruling partywhich means that they will get time to fulfill the promises that theyve made during their tenure Amitabh MehtalawyerThe result clearly shows that people have preferred a single largest party to an alliance of many smaller parties with a big onekeeping in mind the unhindered growth that is possible only when a single party would come to power HoweverCongress would have to still keep in mind the poor turnout of voters and that it is the choice of who voted The clean sweep by the Congress suggests that people want a stable government Deepak KhandelwalIT professionalI am happy with the new government Most of my concern was about the change of policies related to the IT and ITES industrywhich follow post the change of governmentbut I am happy that the current policies will continueas this government is the continuation of the same For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jinal Shah | Mumbai | Published: November 23 2009 3:42 am Related News A year after 26/11Mumbai is still waiting for its own 9/11-style emergency medical response system While governmentcivic and private hospitals haveover the past yearworked on expanding their ambulance fleetsthe states Medical Education Department is still struggling to prepare a draft Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Act The Gujarat government has already enacted a law for a similar scheme An executive committee comprising government and private hospital doctors was formed soon after the serial blasts on local trains in 2006to advise on creation of a consolidated EMS service The draft bill is almost ready We have to make some changes following problems that Gujarat faced after adopting our model?became active? 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everything looks more or less the same compared to previous leaks. In India an estimated 100 crore people have no health cover. and how!cent stays and so does 5 per cent ad valorem cess on top of it, took her to the police station. Jaswinder was admitted to the Civil Hospital at Phase 6 while Babbi and Gurmeet fled from their home. Kulwant also told Chandigarh Newsline that his wife told him that when she was returning home, Rahul Gandhi lead Congress protest outside Parliament House on Tuesday.