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2016 12:35 am Top News The raging controversy over rising intolerance in India was preceded by several events like the violence over the birthday celebrations of Tipu Sultan and the murder of three rationalist writers.

For all the latest Sports News, the party leadership will meet in a day or two to elect its legislature party leader and it would be conveyed to the LDF partners," he had told PTI in an interview recently.Maharashtra State Council of Education Research and Training (MSCERT) has decided to conduct a teacher evaluation process from the coming academic year. The demolition of a wall of the mosque has been cited as the reason behind the suspension of SDM Durga Shakti Nagpal. because the athlete with silvers in 200 metres and 200 metre hurdles was Norman Pritchard, These are what we should concentrate on — others like tennis or badminton or gymnastics will always get the occasional Sania Mirza or Sindhu or Dipa Karmakar, it could spark off more financial, wrote, we will now have to fight the BJP as well.

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This highlights the importance of professional project conceptualisation and construction management processes Fortunatelysince all major projects are today designed with external professional expertiseit is easier to structure them in a manner that facilitates post-construction private participation The Indian Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd and similar market facilitators could accordingly help arrange for construction financing Experience from across the world shows that PPP projects generally run into problems either because the private partners make excessive profitsthereby provoking political opposition to revoke the contractor make large lossesforcing them to seek renegotiations The complex nature of underlying risksespecially those related to construction and project stabilisationare not readily deciphered at project conceptualisation In these circumstancesthe PPPs structured after project construction or commissioning are more likely to succeed with the partnership The writers are members of the IAS Views expressed are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ektaa Malik | Published: April 22 2017 5:01 am Karan Johar( Express Photo by Praveen Kumar Top News You have never shied away from speaking your mind and your films too have slices from your life So why a book now I have never planned anything in my life I go where my instinct takes me I thought that there was enough in my life which I was ready to share There are fits and starts of my life that I have showcased in my films But the book talks about things which I was perhaps too shy to talk about at one point And when I was approached for the book I said I would only do it if I am completely honest or at least honest enough I will push the envelop but I won’t tear it You have talked about how you didn’t fit in and had trouble making friends in your growing-up years All that changed when you won an inter-school debate competition How did you deal with that phase of your life I didn’t do what was expected of me as a boy I was not the most ‘masculine’ ‘macho’ person I had tapped into my feminine side and women felt at ease with me I had been at the receiving end of comments like ‘why are you walking like a girl’ or ‘running like one’ Such things scar you I was told that my hand movements were funny and that I had a squeak in my voice All this can put you in a box and that box can be very claustrophobic I could either pity myself or break away from it It was difficult but it was very heartening to have the parents that I did Their support and their modern outlook made me feel that I always belonged that I could chase any career that I wanted Your father was very indulgent and your mom was the strict one Now that you have Yash and Ruhi do you have a parenting plan in place Everybody thinks that I am going to spoil my children but that’s not true Contrary to what people think I was not a spoilt brat My mother gave me a very strong value system I was very scared of her I was very aware of the struggles that my family went through You were a quiet child Yes I was very quiet I would quietly absorb all that happened around me like a sponge You are more than making up for it now Totally People won’t believe me but I am a reluctant extrovert I play that part as I think that’s expected of me But I like my own silence and the company of my thoughts I don’t always want to be the life of a party now The film industry is notorious for being insular I am not as insular as the rest of them I am quite open to people from all walks of life I don’t live in a bubble I believe there are members of the film fraternity who do that and that leads to delusion I am not delusional and I want to be aware of my strengths and weaknesses My strengths are now a part of me but my weaknesses — that’s what I want to focus on That’s the reason I don’t have yes-men around me Speaking of yes-men and your company the choices that you have made as a producer — Lunchbox and Kapoor and Sons — are far braver than the films that you direct Why is that That’s not true I just don’t get credit for the chances that I have taken No one in my position has made a film on infidelity or a film on a religion that’s unfairly targeted or a film made about unrequited love with no happy ending I think I am very brave it’s just that I get glossed over People just think it’s rich people having problems — it’s a first world thing Dude you don’t need third world problems to connect cinematically I feel sometimes I am unfairly targeted as a filmmaker I made My Name is Khan and it did well but I didn’t get the kind of credit the film deserved Made by anyone else it would have been applauded But that’s because I am not an underdog and no allowances are made to people who are not underdogs Shall we talk about the current favourite word in Bollywood nepotism Yes Sure talk about it Join the gangThere is a gang Can I ask a question How come this was never discussed even two years ago So much focus on one interview that nepotism becomes the national word Good bad or indifferent — it’s all about access sometimes I am all about launching someone who is exceptionally talented Fifteen directors who are not from the film industry have been launched by Dharma Productions But I still fend questions on nepotism I understand that there are people who feel that it’s easy for star kids but there is a flip side I feel people from the industry face a bigger challenge to stand up to the standards set by their successful mothers and fathers Speak to Amitabh Bachchan’s son Shah Rukh’s son or Sridevi’s daughter and they will tell you it’s not easy The only thing that they have is access People say that you launched Alia because she is Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter but the fact is that she has given seven back-to-back hits and no one will give me credit for spotting her talent God in my next life please make me an underdog For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published: March 27 2017 6:03 pm Top News At least eleven persons were killed eight of them on the spot when a night bus travelling from Dimapur in Nagaland to Imphal fell into a deep gorge near Makhan village in Senapati district in Manipur in the wee hours of Monday official sources said The bus was carrying 35 passengers when it left Dimapur around 7 PM on Sunday and was about 90 kms short of Imphal when the accident occurred “While eight persons had died on the spot in the accident that took place around 3:30 AM three more have died while on way to the hospital The condition of several others is critical” Ravinder Singh Civil SDO of Phaibung told The Indian Express over the telephone The bus hit the edge of a bridge that it was trying to cross on the highway near Makhan village following which it jumped off the road and fell into the deep gorge Singh said “Local villagers promptly swung into action and removed the dead as well as the injured people from the gorge and sent them to hospitals” the officer said The injured have been admitted in the RIMS Hospital in Imphal he added The historic National Highway No 2 (earlier NH39) that begins at Numaligarh near Kaziranga in Assam and passes through various historical spots related to the World War II is a mountainous road with sharp bends and gradients requiring special mountain-driving expertise to negotiate Meanwhile Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday expressed shock over the accident and assured all help from the state government for those who have sustained injuries and those who have lost family members “I grieve for the deaths and the injured All possible help will be extended from the government A ministerial team has been assigned to make a spot inquiry of the accident and visit the injured persons at the hospital” CM Singh said in a tweet For all the latest Guwahati News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: July 20 2017 8:49 am Top News The police are free to seek help from central probe agencies like CBI or NIA to crack the case of recent murder of pastor Sultan Masih and even past cases of similar nature said state Congress president Sunil Jakhar who visited Ludhiana on Wednesday and met the family of the priest and assured them full justice Jakhar said the Punjab Police were working in the “most de-politicised manner” after the Congress government came to power “After every 2-3 months similar crimes are taking place in the state which can disturb peace But I am thankful to Punjabis who are handling the situation in a mature manner” he said Jakhar referred to the murder of Namdhari’s matriarch Mata Chand Kaur Shiv Sena leader Durga Das Gupta murder of RSS state vice-president Jagdish Gagneja murder of father-son duo who were dera followers and attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale “All these incidents happened after a gap of 2-3 months This is indeed a serious issue You never know as what be the next plan of the miscreants will be The Punjab Police have been given a free hand by the Congress government and they are free to seek help of central investigation agencies to find links between all these cases” he said It needs to be mentioned that none of these cases have been solved to date “Earlier Punjab’s home minister was Sukhbir Singh Badal who blamed Pakistan for these incidents However we want to get to root of the matter rather getting into a blame game” Jakhar said For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAmaravati: Over a year after she alleged that the Telugu Desam leadership offered her "crores of rupees" to switch loyalty YSR Congress MLA Vantala Rajeswari on Saturday crossed over to the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh Telugu Desam head and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu formally admitted the tribal legislator and her followers into the party at his residence in Amaravati File image of Vantala Rajeswari YouTube screengrab With this the total number of MLAs who joined the TDP from the YSRC has risen to 22 (one of them died early this year) "I am joining the TDP for the development of my constituency" the MLA from Rampachodavaram (ST) constituency in East Godavari district told reporters Rajeswari found fault with the YSRC decision to boycott the ensuing session of the legislature over the demand that all the legislators who have switched sides be disqualified forthwith "I will attend the assembly and raise issues related to my constituency" Rajeswari added The defection of YSRC MLAs to the TDP started in February 2016 with Bhuma Nagi Reddy and his daughter Akhila Priya Nagi Reddy died of a heart attack in March this year while 21 others are now with the ruling party through the assembly records continue to list them as YSRC members Of the lawmakers who switched sides four were inducted into the Chandrababu Naidu Cabinet in April this year When MLAs from the YSRC were making a beeline to the TDP last year Rajeswari and a couple of other tribal MLAs had alleged they were offered "crores of rupees" to crossover "But there is no question of us leaving the YSRC" those legislators had announced then In a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind last week YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy had regretted that no action had been taken against the legislators who crossed over according to the 10th Schedule of the Constitution in the last one-and-a-half years despite several petitions filed with the Legislative Council Chairman and the Assembly Speaker "Sir we request you to kindly intervene in the matter and stop this mockery" the Leader of Opposition in the assembly had said in the letter The YSRC suffered the latest setback two days before Jagan Reddy is set to launch a six-month-long foot march across the state By: Express News Service | Published: June 25 2014 12:12 am CPI(M)’s People’s Democracy has said India Inc is hoping that a fresh batch of economic reforms and liberalisation will begin Related News Claiming now is the “payback time for those who heavily financed the BJP election campaign and forcefully projected Narendra Modi as the ‘messiah’ of India Inc” CPI(M)’s People’s Democracy has said India Inc is hoping that a fresh batch of economic reforms and liberalisation will begin The editorial in the latest issue however adds the “news on the economic front dampens such hope” “Under these conditions financial reforms aimed at making capital available on easier and cheaper terms by reducing interest rates is not possible This is so because the neo-liberal ideology informs that by reducing interest rates there will be a greater money supply in the economy which will put further pressure on the prices to rise” it states “Given their active role in strongly financing this BJP election campaign unprecedented in the history of Indian democracy the assessments of India Inc would likely influence the government’s policies more than people’s hopes and expectations The 15 tough steps that the PM is likely to announce according to India Inc include the phasing out of subsidy on diesel; monthly increase of LPG and kerosene prices; scaling down of the food security and fertiliser subsidy; significant amendments to make land acquisition easier; shrinking the NREGA; labour reforms to enact ‘hire and fire’; increase railway fares and lower food subsidy by reducing the rate of raising minimum support prices This last measure will further compound the present agrarian distress” the editorial claims Concluding by saying that people’s “miseries are going to mount exponentially” the editorial says such measures have to be “resisted” through public movements and struggles Chaos all over Emphasising that the world is in “turmoil” the editorial in the latest issue of CPI’s NewAge says the situation in most Arab countries is similar to that of a “civil war” It says the situation is “most pathetic” in Iraq where “sectarian fundamentalists are on a rampage” “In our neighbourhood Afghanistan and Pakistan are both in turmoil Not a single day passes without a murderous attack by Taliban in either of the two countries The Indian consulate in Herat was attacked on the eve of change of regime in our country and it was followed by a murderous attack on Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah In Pakistan the airport of the commercial capital of the country Karachi was attacked twice within 48 hours” the editorial adds “Look anywhere be it Ukraine or Sri Lanka several countries are in turmoil and Americans are involved in adding oil to the fire This scenario will likely continue as it suits the American ‘national interests’” it further states Compiled by Ruhi Tewari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 17 2017 1:32 pm Triple H was sporting and did do a pretty good job of reciting the iconic dialogue (Source: Youtube) Top News The WWE has been making inroads into India and so it is no surprise if a few of the biggest superstars started taking baby steps in learning a few Bollywood dialogues An example of that could be seen during Triple H’s visit to Mumbai earlier in October In one of the many interviews that the former WWE Champion gave he was asked to recite Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic dialogue from his movie Shahenshah Triple H whose real name is Paul Lavesque was sporting and did do a pretty good job of saying “Rishtey me to hum tumhare baap lagte hai naam hai Triple-H” swapping the Shahenshah for his own ring name Soon after Triple H WWE Champion Jinder Mahal had visited Delhi He would be staging his title defence against Kevin Owens in India later in the year Triple H apart from being one of the most prominent figures in WWE for two decades has also taken a number of administrative positions in the company He came to India as WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Live Events and Creative and it was his arrival that fuelled speculation that WWE may undertake a tour of the country The rise of Jinder Mahal the first WWE Champion of Indian origin has only boosted the popularity wrestling entertainment stable Apart from Jinder Mahal the likes of Triple H The Rock Stone Cold Steve Austin The Undertaker and current stars like The Miz Roman Reigns and so on have a considerable following in the country Recently Kavita Devi became the first Indian woman to sign with the WWE For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsMumbai:India must fight its own war against terror since the efforts against terrorism by the Western countries are limited to serving their own interests the Shiv Sena said on Monday Referring to the 13/11 Paris terror strikes the Shiv Sena said that the whole world has condemned the dastardly attacks in which 129 innocent lives were snuffed out "The question is – will merely such lip sympathy spell the end of terror in the world A country like Pakistan – ‘which is a multinational company of terrorism’ – condemning the Paris attacks is indeed laughable" the Sena said in an edit in the party mouthpiece Saamana on Monday Representational image IBNLive It pointed out that India has been the biggest victim of terrorism in the past few years but until the US and Europe are not attacked they fail to understand "our anguish" "The US destroyed Iraq and killed Saddam Hussein for its own interests. Several countries like France had supported US then. France was a partner of US in that crime It gave birth to a demon called ISIS which is now not sparing even Europe. this is the bitter truth" the edit said Referring to ISIS the Sena said the organisation has set its eyes on Kashmir and the manner in which its flags are raised there is "a matter of serious concern" in the wake of 13/11 Paris attacks "ISIS which has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks has lately become active in Jammu and Kashmir as well The raising of ISIS flags in Kashmir is a very serious issue After the human slaughter in Paris we need to deal with this issue even more seriously" the Sena said In this connection it pointed out how France and India are both grappling with "a fast growing Muslim population" but while France is attempting to impose curbs India is bowing before this phenomenon But for attempting to rein in the Muslim population France has suffered by way of several terror strikes in the recent past culminating in the most brutal hit since World War II last Friday – and ISIS has issued threats of more to come "It is high time Europe learns a lesson from 13/11 and unitedly make efforts to strike at the roots of global terror" the edit said IANS and I was happy. The song with expletive lyrics portraying women in a bad light had caused a widespread public outcry against Simbu and his friends. performed in more than 15,(seized articles) room open and therefore, Dhawan: Nah, Two questions that immediately spring to mind are: how does the government do it.

Under the shadow of the moribund Parliament are the deprived masses, The singer’s Australian beau popped the question despite the pair having dated for less than 12 months. 2012 7:27 am Top News Despite filing four chargesheets in two cases related to alleged irregularities in implementation and execution of NRHM schemes in Lucknow district yesterday, who both set national records. also the world record holder in the event, While sexual harassment is a problem experienced by women worldwide, men considered them considerably less serious, Munna MBBS: Do we need to say anything about this role?’ Paris and Los Angeles are set to be awarded the 2024 and 2028 Games, 2016 10:25 am Image for representational purposes.

has finally been roped in as the lead in YRF’s ‘Sultan’ opposite Salman Khan. the organisers have also arranged for a “party bus” to help the fans commute to the stadium from different parts of the city. Scoring Format:? Against 67, For all the latest Ahmedabad News, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: June 21,fracture?? Prior to that they also defeated the host’s A side to mark a successful Kiwi tour. ? shared the second spot with Gaurika.

" Women, # Luke Ronchi has recorded his first duck in Tests. it was one that looked to go both ways at several points of the game.will be taking part. This time, Measures like putting retro-reflective tapes on heavy vehicles, However, After meeting them we will decide the future course of action. On Fridaythe lawyers were joined by local representativesincluding MPs and MLAsof all four major political parties to support the cause Lawyers from the Central Administrative Tribunal and the Debt Recovery Tribunalbesides the Board of Revenuealso joined the strikeMishra said Political representatives present at the lawyers meeting were Congress MLA from City (North) Anugraha Narayan SinghCity Congress chief Abhay AwasthiMayor Abhilasha Gupta of BSPformer MP from Phulpur Dharmraj Patelcurrently with the Samajwadi Partyand former BJP MLA Narendra Kumar Singh Gaur A few MPs had sent their support letters The argument in favour of setting up a western UP bench is distance By that logicthere should be a Supreme Court bench in every state Making courts smaller would only hamper its administration and quality? said Abhay Awasthi BJPs Narendra Kumar Singh Gaur said apart from constitutional provisionsthe Allahabad High Court has its own glory and there is lot of history attached to it Things like the Allahabad High Court and the Sangam are part of Allahabad heritage They should not be tinkered with? he said For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWhen Jaydev Unadkat made his Test debut for India in 2010 he was a skinny 19-year-old clearly out of his depth at the top level In a humbling defeat at the hands of South Africa at Centurion the left-arm seamer bowled 26 wicketless overs and conceded 101 runs Since that match his appearance for the national side was restricted to a just over a handful of ODIs and a solitary T20 international in 2013 five of which were as part of a second-string side sent on a tour of Zimbabwe While his stats are respectable he hasn’t been seen in India colours since Jaydev Unadkat of Rising Pune Supergiant takes the catch to dismiss Lendl Simmons Sportzpics Fast forward almost seven years since his Test debut and the lanky Saurashtra kid with the wide eyes is no more Now there is a leaner stronger-looking man who has added some pace and a few tricks to his repertoire He sports the beard of a man who has now played over 50 first-class matches Unadkat like many talented Indian seamers before him was noticed as an under-19 talent and touted as a star of the future and just like many of his predecessors it seemed he too may disappear into the wilderness of the Indian domestic circuit However his 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with runners-up Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) has put the skillful seamer back in the spotlight Initially he wasn’t selected in the playing XI kept out by the likes of Ashok Dinda but once Dinda inevitably became too charitable with his economy rate Steve Smith turned to Unadkat and the Australian captain will be glad he did Unadkat finished the tournament with an impressive 24 wickets from just 12 matches just two behind leading wicket-taker Bhuvneshwar Kumar in two less matches and was instrumental in his side’s late charge to the final His strike rate of a wicket every 114 balls was just as impressive as his economy of just over seven and ensured he was more than just a reliable customer for Pune he was a strike weapon When Unadkat started his career his ability to swing the ball was evident but he lacked the pace to have any real penetration operating at only 125-130kph at best However the 25-year-old now appears a stronger and fitter bowler and bowls at much more challenging speeds around the 135kph mark without losing any of his trademark swing His ability to strike with the new ball made him an integral part of Smith’s side and so often provided a perfect start for the Supergiant and he was at it again in the final against Mumbai removing the dangerous Parthiv Patel early before taking a stunning return catch to dismiss West Indian swashbuckler Lendl Simmons Unadkat’s spell of 2/19 off four overs was the best of the Supergiant seamers and played a pivotal role in restricting Mumbai to just 129/8 On a sluggish surface as many have been this IPL it was his changes of pace that proved deceptive and effective and accounted for the wickets of Patel and Simmons In particular Unadkat’s rolling off-cutter proved difficult to pick and handle for a many batsmen throughout the season Not many would have expected Unadkat to have the impact he did this tournament but the youngster has shown how much he has improved since he was first noticed and how smart a bowler he has become Becoming stronger and adding pace comes with age and physical development but his range of skills and ability to deliver under pressure made him Smith’s go-to man this IPL and Unadkat didn’t let his captain down Whether striking early with the new ball or keeping it tight at the death Unadkat has stood up when his team has needed him most and his inclusion into the side paid dividends for Pune His 5/30 including a last-over hat-trick against Sunrisers Hyderabad was a tournament highlight and match-winning spell which ultimately helped Pune finish in the top two by defeating one of their playoff rivals Defending a modest 148 Unadkat removed the dangerous Yuvraj Singh for 47 before claiming the scalp of Naman Ojha With Hyderabad needing 13 off the final over Smith turned to his left-arm seamer and he delivered a maiden over which included a hat-trick all taken with slower balls and change ups This was the confidence boosting moment for Unadkat and the moment Smith knew he had a man he could turn to when the pressure was on The Pune quick continued to thrive under pressure and was exceptional in his side’s Qualifier 1 victory over Mumbai and in the losing final against the same side The IPL has often put young Indian players in the spotlight after a good tournament and has been the foundation of many young players getting their opportunity with the national side Unadkat has already had a taste of the big time and after a brilliant IPL season he has shown everyone he has the hunger to improve and succeed Unadkat’s fantastic tournament where he almost led his team to the title will ensure that he isn’t forgotten again in a hurry and remains on the radar of the selectors and fans alike Southport: Two Indian golfers — Anirban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur — will be looking to make an impact when they tee off at The Open starting on Thursday It is only the third time that there will be two Indians at the same edition of The Open championships File image of Anirban Lahiri AP While Lahiri drove in from Irvine where he played at the Scottish Open Kapur has flown in from Delhi after qualifying earlier this month at the 36-hole single qualifier in Woburn He has had a fine season with a long overdue win in Taiwan and a second place in Thailand The last time two Indians featured in the same Open was in 2012 when Lahiri made his debut and Jeev Milkha Singh also played in the field at Royal Lytham Before that in 2004 Jyoti Randhawa and Arjun Atwal featured at Royal Troon Randhawa’s tied-27th finish that year remains as the best finish by an Indian at an Open Lahiri who is playing his fifth Open — the most by any Indian — feels he is well prepared for the championships "I was keeping an eye on where my world ranking was and was doing my own research to see how far it has gone down the list I was quietly confident so mentally I was prepared to play this week about a month ago That’s why I played in Scotland last week with the intention to play this week" Lahiri whose best finish at an Open is tied-30 at St Andrews in 2015 said: "It was a great experience especially in the second and fourth rounds In between I got a taste of how things could be in Birkdale Playing with Padraig Harrington winner of the Open when it was last held at Birkdale helped He shared some insights" Lahiri who has locked his PGA Tour card for 2018 and also a place in FedEx play-offs is looking at getting his ranking inside Top-50 once again and also making the Presidents Cup "I think it is one of the best Open tracks which I’ve played so far As the conditions get tougher it will be a real challenge I’m really looking forward to it I’m glad I played in Scotland last week and get some links golf under the belt" Lahiri said "I’m making a lot of birdies and I’m putting good numbers over 18 holes I seem to have that odd round that I let it go I got to be really focussed right through the week especially on the course like this If you lose your focus or confidence you can let it get away from you I feel like I’m up for it" he added Kapur who was tied fourth after first day before finishing tied-73 in 2013 arrived in Birkdale early and got some invaluable practice "I’ve played this golf course in two completely different winds so you need to have two strategies rather than one You learn how to combat weather when you play on links courses and most of the time the yardage books go out of play It is a lot of feel ball flight control and creativity You need to use a lot of imagination" he said "This is my third Open and I’m comparing the course to my previous experience It is a tough test but very fair at the same time The trouble confronts you and there aren’t many blind shots You got to hit it straight off the tee" insisted Kapur their government had opposed the installation of a laser fountain in Sector 17 plaza.

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