La Bouchée d?My administration had brought forth a proposal on August 21 last year to stop all civic amenities to unauthorised construction that came up after April 1, I wanted to be an actor.
Kareena feels it’s perhaps too early to talk about her future and she prefers the ‘let’s see’ approach for the moment. 2017 4:24 pm Dustin Johnson drawn to play alongside former champion Jason Day and Swede Henrik Stenson.the AL government has yet to come out with a definitive position. Misbah hit seven fours and two sixes during his 160-ball knock but could not stop the slide as Pakistan lost their last five wickets for just 38 runs. Pakistan lost opener Ali, However,By the time I got completely fit,” actor will essay the role of one of India’s most successful captain,s engagement ring with knots of threads passing through is an analogy of the shahtoosh shawl with reference to the lives of women.on or before 29 July.
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are you going to spend your precious 10ish hours watching all those episodes again? My fight as an actor has been against myself. sister and friends.who insured the consignment, At least three of the AAP’s Lok Sabha candidates are former journalists. The GST is likely to come into force from July 1, Elections for the South corporation are scheduled to be held on Tuesday.the state cabinet decided to give a monthly honorarium of Rs 1,which provide that the state shall not discriminate on grounds of religion,and are totally irrelevant?
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Losing just one game, Goverdhan and Jitender, An accused identified as Omi Prajapati from Faridabad acted as a link between Beeri Singh, Nihalani said it would have to abide by the guideline regarding all films based on real-life characters.“The makers of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ producer Sunil Bohra would have to get an NOC from Manmohan Singhji Sonia Gandhiji and all the other real-life politicians who are part of the narrative This rule applies without fail There are no exceptions” Nihalani said “And although my current tenure as the CBFC chairperson ends in January 2018 and this film will come up for censorship after that I am sure the guidelines regarding biopics would remain unchanged” He hopes the film’s team is aware of this “Anupam Kher was himself the CBFC chairperson not too long so Ashoke Pandit who considers himself a part of the CBFC is also a part of the film on Manmohan Singhji And Hansal Mehta who is writing the film claims to be a victim of the censorship guidelines every time his film is on release I can’t imagine how these people cannot be awar of the NOC required for censor clearance of films based on real-life figures” Nihalani added When IANS contacted producer Sunil Bohra he said he was travelling Nevertheless Nihalani is confident Anupam Kher will give the role his best shot “He’s such a versatile actor At the age of 28 he had played an old man so brilliantly in ‘Saaransh’ I am sure he will do full justice to Manmohan Singhji’s character though it would have to be more expressions than words As we all know Manmohan Singhji hardly speaks I am sure the dialogue writer would not have much to contribute to the character” he added The project is an adaptation of Sanjay Baru’s controversial book “The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh” (IANS inputs) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 10 2017 3:10 am Evin Lewis scored 125 against India during a T20I at Sabina Park (Source: AP) Related News After Indian skipper Virat Kohli lost yet another toss India were put into bat on a windy day at Kingston After an explosive start in the beginning of the innings India faltered towards the end and finally put up a competitive 190 in their quota of 20 overs However Evin Lewis made a mockery of the chase and hit a blistering 125 not out to take his side to a win In his innings of 125 Evin Lewis hit a dozen maximums and hit six boundaries He smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground and did not let anyone settle in Riding on his knock the West Indies chased down the total of 190 in just 183 overs However Lewis’ innings set social media on fire Here are some of the reaction on Twitter: What an extraordinary assault by Evin Lewis For a small built man he hits the ball a fearsome distance — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 9 July 2017 Evin Lewis smashes an amazing 125 including TWELVE sixes to help the West Indies thrash India by 9 wickets http://tco/fRjEbZ5LTW #WIvIND pictwittercom/gqGPGWq3hc — ICC (@ICC) 9 July 2017 TAKE A BOW Evin Lewis named Man of the Match with a fantastic 125 off 62 balls His second T20I century #Jamaica #WIvIND pictwittercom/Pb38e8tLea — CricketWestIndies (@westindies) 9 July 2017 Top top top knock by Evin Extremely well done bro #keepitgoing — Jason Holder (@Jaseholder98) 9 July 2017 Might finish 20 short…flurry of wickets in the final overs Strong start…not so strong finish #WIvIND — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 9 July 2017 Meanwhile speaking after the win a jubilant West Indies skipper Carlos Braithwaite said “Very very happy Yesterday we asked the batters to express themselves and take the mantle on I gave an incentive that whoever gets a fifty gets half my match fee In the last couple of games Marlon did really well for us The crowds came out in big numbers and the smile on their faces does it for us We talked about wrestling back the momentum We have watched a lot of the IPL and wanted Bhuvneshwar to bowl three overs at the start; when that happened it was a box ticked” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsMore often than not outrage in India is opportunistic The frenzied reaction to death of children in Gorakhpur perfectly exemplifies it Those who know Gorakhpur and the adjoining part of eastern Uttar Pradesh can vouch for it that people of the Terai region bordering Nepal are historically exposed to acute privation epidemic and the worst kind of criminal governance The death of hundreds of children is an annual feature that scarcely catches attention of the national media The reason is not far to seek After Bir Bahadur Singh died in the late 1990s the region was bereft of any political stalwart except for the brief stint of Rajnath Singh Inthe successive regimes of Mulayam Singh Yadav Mayawati and later Akhilesh Yadav eastern Uttar Pradesh was considered to be a backyard with limited electoral relevance to win Lok Sabha or Assembly seats File image of the BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur PTI As a result the annual outbreak of deadly vector-borne diseases like malaria and meningitis that results in hundreds of deaths used to create a transient outrage in local media In Parliament Yogi Adityanath was often seen expressing his "selective outrage" over the government’s inability to contain the epidemic which regularly kills children In this context nobody was better placed than him to comprehend the magnitude of the menace Unlike in the past when Adityanath used to rake up this issue as an MP his role as the chief minister required him to take corrective measures long before the killer monsoon season kicked in He was well aware of the fact that as the monsoon ebbs the outbreak of epidemic is a given Yet he miserably failed as the chief minister His government’s approach to the problem was quite cavalier andquite similar to responses in the past What seems to have compounded the crime is the manner in which the Centre is also found wanting in reacting to the threat of the epidemic But particularly disturbing is the manner in which “collective outrage” is expressed in a very opportunistic manner In the past four decades when the state has been ruled by political parties of all denominations (Congress BJP SP and BSP) there had never been any serious attempt to contain the epidemic and prevent the deaths of hundreds of children every year The state bureaucracy made only cosmetic attempts to improve medical facilities during the chief ministership of Bir Bahadur Singh Since then Gorakhpur Deoria Siddharth Nagar Kushi Naga Basti Bahraich Gonda and the adjoining Lakhimpur Kheri were regarded as a region where people were doomed to live as second-class citizen People’s representatives in the legislative Assembly or Parliament are rarely seen expressing their outrage over the plight of people Even when they did it was in a ritualistic manner like Adityanath did during his stints in Lok Sabha Even now those expressing “outrage” over the deaths of children in Gorakhpur treat the problem as episodic The cavalier manner in which the country’s policy makers treat our children is an endemic problem Barely 200 kilometres away from Gorakhpur 27 children died after they were fed mid-day meals mixed with pesticide in Dharamsthali Gandaman village of Saran district of Bihar on 16 July 2013 Most of them could have been saved if the primary health centre had facilities Even in the district hospital at Saran the doctors were ill-equipped to treat children The issue that made headlines for many days could hardly do anything to improve the situation in Bihar where health facilities continue to deteriorate In fact the problem lies in the manner in which successive governments at the state and the Center have been treating these problems in a manner which does not take into account a sustained and systematic approach The fact that a vast region of eastern Uttar Pradesh bordering a significant part of western Bihar registers as an area with highest mortality rate of newly-born babies and malnutrition among children has hardly been taken up for correction in the government at a serious level And it will hardly be surprising if the Gorakhpur tragedy is taken to score brownie points in callously competitive politics It would require “courage of conviction” on the part of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and the Adityanathgovernment at the state to recognise the nature of the problem and initiate correctives in right earnest This region endowed with natural bounties and the most fertile soil is benighted by criminal governance of a bunch of power-seekers and criminals over the decades Children being the most vulnerable are the worst sufferers of this criminality It would be worst if this outrage is allowed to subside in face of sops and "chalta hai"” approach of a criminalised system Modi and Aditynath would do well if they take this crisis as an opportunity to radically improve governance in eastern Uttar Pradesh and take measures to rid this area of the menace that routinely takes its toll on children Perhaps the idea of reaping a demographic dividend will then be better served in action rather than rhetoric Written by P Chidambaram | Updated: June 7 2015 8:29 am Nitin Gadkari is reported to have said “land acquisition is a blessing in disguise for farmers” Related News Government is in denial about rural and farmers’ distress When the Government thinks and speaks of farmers it is about what a great law it has made to take away the land of the farmers Mr Nitin Gadkari is reported to have said “land acquisition is a blessing in disguise for farmers” On 26 May 2015 our mind space was occupied by celebrations on the part of the Government and criticism on the part of the Opposition Both were justified Each one was playing its designated role in a parliamentary democracy The people of India deserve to hear both sides — even if the faithful don’t wish to On the last working day of May the economic data for 2014-15 was out Growth was up marginally from 69 per cent in the previous year to 73 per cent with the caution that the growth rate may be revised downwards There were no surprises in the numbers The only surprise is that the Government still refuses to acknowledge that the economy had stabilised in 2013-14 and cussedly maintains that it inherited a broken economy Fact is it did not Fact also is that nation-building is always unfinished work As editors and columnists worked overtime to write their pieces the RBI worked silently and gave its report card three days later Let me reproduce the exact words of the Monetary Policy Statement: “Reflecting the balance of risks and the downward revision to GVA estimates for 2014-15 the projection for output growth for 2015-16 has been marked down from 78 per cent in April to 76 per cent with a downward bias to reflect the uncertainties surrounding these various risks” Splattered with red ink The statement is splattered with red ink Just consider these words about the agricultural sector: “Agricultural activity was adversely affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms in north India during March 2015 impinging on an estimated 9 lakh hectares of area sown under the rabi crop Reflecting this the third advance estimates of the Ministry of Agriculture indicate a contraction in foodgrains production by more than 5 per cent in relation to the preceding year’s level Successive estimates have been pointing to a worsening of the situation with the damage to crops like pulses and oilseeds — where buffer stocks are not available in the central pool — posing an upside risk to food inflation For the kharif season the outlook is clouded by the first estimates of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting that the southwest monsoon will be 7 per cent below the long period average This has been exacerbated by the confirmation of the onset of El Nino by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology” The IMD has since forecast a deficiency of 12 per cent Government is in denial about rural and farmers’ distress When the Government thinks and speaks of farmers it is about what a great law it has made to take away the land of the farmers Mr Nitin Gadkari is reported to have said “land acquisition is a blessing in disguise for farmers” From all parts of the country we hear reports of mounting debt among farmers denial of fresh crop loans because of unpaid dues hike in interest rate on farm loans to 7 per cent and rise in prices of fertilisers The unkindest cut is the paltry increase in minimum support prices (MSP) — Rs 50 for paddy wheat and cotton Rs 10 for sugarcane and Rs nil for soyabean bajra maize and groundnut Meanwhile in the wholesale markets prices of commodities such as wheat paddy sugar cotton and rubber have declined dealing a further blow to the producers Where is silver lining Is there a silver lining in industry Read the RBI: “The sustained weakness of consumption spending especially in rural areas… continues to operate as a drag Corporate sales have contracted The disappointing earnings performance could have been worse if not for the decline in input costs Capacity utilisation has been falling in several industries indicative of the slack in the economy While an upturn in capital goods production seems underway clear evidence of a revival in investment demand will need to build on the tentative indications of unclogging of stalled investment projects stabilising of private new investment intentions and improving sales of commercial vehicles In April output from core industries constituting 38 per cent of the index of industrial production declined across the board barring coal production” Can we turn to services for succour Read more from the RBI: “Leading indicators of services sector activity are emitting mixed signals… The services PMI declined in April 2015 mainly on account of slowdown in new business orders” There is more bad news: in May 2015 HSBC’s PMI slipped under the 50 point mark indicating contraction A Challenge not crisis We can debate separately whether RBI has done its part to facilitate growth My view is closer to the view of the Government However the reality is that after cutting the repo rate by 25 basis points RBI has for the present absolved itself of any further responsibility and has declared its position: “Monetary easing can only create the enabling conditions for a fuller government policy thrust that hinges around a step up in public investment in several areas that can also crowd in private investment” The situation is challenging but not a crisis as we faced in 1991 or 1997 or 2008 The Congress the United Front and the UPA governments reached outside Government to garner ideas and win support There are solutions and if the BJP makes the effort it will find that everyone has the welfare of the country at heart The messenger has delivered the message Don’t shoot the messenger For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ruhi Tewari | Published: March 18 2015 12:26 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi Related News Discussing the opposition’s move to amend the motion of thanks to the president’s speech in the Rajya Sabha the CPM’s People’s Democracy has said the opposition was united in “expressing its dissatisfaction over the manner in which this debate was conducted particularly as concluded by Prime Minister [Narendra] Modi” “In his reply to the debate the prime minister made a series of allegations against some opposition parties mainly the CPM and the Left Front in West Bengal As these observations have been made in Parliament they shall be replied to according to methods available under our parliamentary democracy It was primarily the attitude of the ruling party… that led to this embarrassing situation for this government” an editorial states “Amongst the many allegations levelled by the prime minister were those seeking to ridicule the Left as being an ‘anachronism’ ‘outdated’ etc… In this context however to put the record straight during the last years of the Left Front government in West Bengal the state rose to the fourth position in the country in terms of industrialisation… The great ‘Gujarat model’ ranked a distant seventh” it adds It also alleged that Modi “by mounting such a campaign of disinformation against the Left” was “seeking to appease the Trinamool Congress whose support is crucial for this government to legislate anti-people pro-foreign and domestic Indian capital economic reforms in the Rajya Sabha” GOOD FIGHT The CPI’s New Age says about the ongoing session of Parliament that “it is obvious that the government is… ready to use all dirty tricks in store to push through these crucial economic policies that will have far-reaching consequences for our economy as a whole” “The most crucial issue is the bill to replace the land acquisition ordinance In Lok Sabha [the government] made some concessions but refused to listen to the real objections of farmers’ organisations Now it is contacting regional parties to win them over… And different tricks are being used to force them to give up their positions” an editorial claims “We have repeatedly asserted that most of the bourgeois regional parties too have swallowed the prescription of neoliberalism… The lessons to be drawn from this are clear Regional and other democratic forces have to be judged on the basis of their approach on crucial socioeconomic issues It will be possible only when the Left parties take up real socioeconomic issues” it adds COMMON PLATFORM The CPI(ML)’s ML Update has said that the NDA government has brought the land acquisition amendment bill by “defying widespread opposition and peasant demonstrations across the country” “For the sake of pretence the government did propose a few amendments claiming to accommodate the key concerns of agitated peasants but nothing could be farther from the truth The government is still adamant on grabbing fertile land without consent without doing any social and environmental impact assessment without bothering about the wider loss of livelihood resulting from every such acquisition and refusing to return land once acquired even if it remains idle and never used for the stated purpose of acquisition The autocratic and arrogant attitude of the Modi government has only added to the seething anger… and the protests have intensified” an editorial asserts “This is perhaps the first time that democratic forces from such diverse progressive traditions and practices — communists socialists as well as issue-based social movements — have come together to work on a common platform… We are passing through a period of massive socioeconomic change and churning The policies and laws are being rewritten in this country in the explicit interest of big private corporate players and the common people who constitute the vast majority of real producers workers and consumers in this country are being systematically marginalised and deprived of their rightful share” it laments Compiled by Ruhi Tewari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New York | Published: April 11 2016 5:48 pm Pop star Bryan Adams has cancelled a concert scheduled for April 14 in Mississippi US to protest a new state law that critics describe as discriminatory Related News Pop star Bryan Adams has cancelled a concert scheduled for April 14 in Mississippi US to protest a new state law that critics describe as discriminatory Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant last week signed a controversial “religious freedom” bill that critics and business interests in the state say is discriminatory against gay lesbian bisexual and transgender people Taking to his Instagram post Adams 56 announced the cancellation of his performance reported Fox News “Mississippi has passed anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523 I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi “I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation Therefore I’m cancelling my 14 April show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill” he wrote Adams added he hopes the state will “right itself” soon “Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans I look forward to that day stop1523” the post read Bryant had said he signed the bill into law “to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals organisations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government” Mississippi’s law is part of a wave of legislation seen as “anti gay” that has prompted corporations and individuals to use their economic muscle in protest Bruce Springsteen for example has cancelled a show in North Carolina to stand in “solidarity” with those protesting a similar law in that state For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rohit Alok | Mumbai | Published: December 10 2015 4:32 am Police inspect the flat in Navi Mumbai where accused Druhkant Thakur allegedly killed his wife and her lover (Express photo) Related News A merchant navy officer allegedly murdered his wife and ‘lover’ before surrendering himself to the local police after he ‘failed’ to hang himself at Kamothe Navi Mumbai on Wednesday The victims had been allegedly in a relationship for the last eight months The merchant sailor identified as Druhkant Thakur (26) has confessed and told the police that he killed the victims around 5 am on Wednesday After the murders he walked down the apartment building and asked the building security guard to call the cops The murders took place at Vedant Dhrushti society in Kamothe’s sector 19 area The wife identified as Sushmita 24 was a second-year medical student and her alleged partner Ajay Singh 27 worked overseas in a private firm According to investigators Druhkant and Sushmita lived separately and had been planning to get divorced since June this year Ajay and Sushmita neighbours told the police had decided to make their relationship official The police confirmed that the murders took place in the flat where Sushmita was living with Ajay on rent On December 6 Druhkant returned from an official trip from Dubai and started staying in Sushmita’s rented apartment Sushmita and Ajay had been traveling since December 3 Police have now found that Druhkant gained access into the flat after the neighbours gave him the house keys They had also informed him that Sushmita was moving out of the house by the end of the month Officers said when Sushmita and Ajay returned to their apartment on Tuesday a “showdown” took place “There were a lot of arguments over the divorce Everyone was speaking with their voices raised according to the other residents “ said an investigating officer Police said evidence found in the house suggested that the three then went to rest and even had dinner together “Around 5 am Druhkant picked up a large kitchen knife and slashed Ajay’s throat while he was asleep in one of the bedrooms” said an officer The officer added that then the accused allegedly walked towards the living room where his wife was sleeping and smothered her with a pillow According to police Thakur then contacted his sister in Airoli and confessed his crime before trying to hang himself “Thakur tried to hang himself above the body of his wife with a black tie However he failed as the tie snapped from the ceiling fan He then took his phone and went downstairs where the watchman and the chairman of the building who was on his morning walk found him covered in blood” a police officer said The watchman Kamal Singh said that Thakur was in a state of shock “He (Thakur) had a large smartphone phone in his hand but he could not dial any number as his hands were trembling The only thing he said was that he wanted me to contact the police” said Singh who called the control room rohitalok@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: December 23 2015 1:58 am Related News Starting January next year the BMC will roll out a facility for residents to access birth and death certificates within three days through an online website While the move will definitely ease a family’s trouble to personally visit their ward office to attain a certificate it will also speed up the whole process “Earlier a hospital would send us a report after a birth or if there was any death registered with them After the report would reach the health office a check would be done to ensure all facts are right and only then the certificate would be issued by ward office” said Dr Padmaja Keskar Executive Health Officer at BMC The project starting on January 1 will first cover all public hospitals including civic-run maternity homes and tertiary care centers The program will slowly expand to all private hospitals A person has to log onto BMC website enter either the receipt number or details of parents to access the certificate It can then be printed out tabassumbarnagarwala@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: January 12 2016 3:45 pm Akkineni Nagarjuna says he’s at a position in his career where he doesn’t bother about stardom anymore Related News Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna says he’s at a position in his career where he doesn’t bother about stardom anymore Instead he says he would concentrate on doing good films even if it means waiting for over a year for a release Nagarjuna’s “Soggade Chinni Nayana” which releases worldwide on Friday (January 15) is his first release since 2014 Telugu drama “Manam” “I don’t think about stardom anymore I’m way past that phase The only thing that matters to me now is doing good films I may not have had a release in 2015 but the wait has paid off with ‘Soggade…’ which has come out really well” Nagarjuna told IANS Directed by debutant Kalyan Krishna the film also stars Ramya Krishnan and Lavanya Tripathi in important roles Talking about the film in which he plays dual roles he said: “I play the father and son This is a fun film with a ghost angle I also come as a ghost but I won’t be scaring anybody This is not your regular horror film It’s a lovely story of a father returning as a soul to help his son” While the project was supposed to be finished earlier Nagarjuna says the delay was inevitable “Quite early on Shruti Haasan walked out of the project for unknown reasons We had to wait for three months until Tamannaah Bhatia came on board as her replacement Though we completed shooting in September we spent the last few months on post-production” he said A stickler for details Nagarjuna ensured there was no compromise in the overall product “Once I finish shooting a film I usually sit on it to see how we can make it better This is something I’ve been doing for many years on all my projects” he said In a long time Nagarjuna has starred in a film that’s completely set against a village backdrop “It’s been a while since we had a film set completely in a village Although villages are fast catching up with the cities there’s still something special about shooting there like its serene environment It was an amazing experience” he said As much as Nagarjuna is excited about the release of “Soggade…” he’s also concerned about going head on with three more releases – “Nannaku Prematho” “Dictator” and “Express Raja” “I find this trend very unhealthy because it will force us to share our success I had announced the release date of my film nearly three months ago and had even paid advance to theatres and blocked screens Since I had planned in advance there was no way I was going to step out of the race” he added Nagarjuna also awaits the release of Telugu-Tamil bilingual “Oopiri” which also features Tamil actor Karthi alongside him For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News it has been caught under the CBFC eye. which it said could jeopardise the peace process in the north, “Yesterday she said you didn’t know if you would die at home or on the street.
La Bouchée d?My administration had brought forth a proposal on August 21 last year to stop all civic amenities to unauthorised construction that came up after April 1, I wanted to be an actor.