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But Kuwait may well ride through this For onethe PMa member of the royal familyhas weathered crises before The opposition has tried to have him unseated in the past and the current resignation follows six previous attempts The Emir reappointed him each time Yet a sense of unease remains over Kuwait The past year has seen not just protests but also strikes by employees of the national carrier One such strike disrupted oil and gas shipments Kuwaits oil revenues account for almost 90 per cent of its income; the country is the fifth largest exporter of oil following Saudi ArabiaIraqIran and the UAE The kingdom sits atop 10 per cent of the worlds proven reserves This oil wealth allows for free healthcare for its citizens but has also fuelled corruption and stalled development in other areas Many now askif not oilthen what Strolling in Kuwait Citythe juxtaposition of the old with the new is striking: a modern shopping mall is a stones throw from a crumbly building Infrastructural development was last a priority in the 1980s and only this year has the government allocated money for a five-year plan that will update hospitals and houses A new Frisbee-shaped airport has also been planned Greater attention has been showered upon Kuwaitiswith the Emir offering 1000 dinar grants and food coupons to all citizens and it looks like change is comingslowly This slow progress comes as tides of popular revolt and change buffet the Middle East Kuwait may not be a country in revolt but in todays Middle East no country is immune from the Arab Spring [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWayne Rooney still has an important role to play in manager Gareth Southgate’s England squad former national manager Roy Hodgson has said after the striker’s leadership was recently called into question File image of Wayne Rooney AFP The 31-year-old captain made a public apology after he was photographed socialising and looking worse for wear at the England team hotel in the early hours of the morning while on international duty last month "The question these days for the coach is: is his role as one of the squad with his experience knowledge the fact he’s a good guy and gets on with everybody or is his role as one of the (starting) XI" Hodgson told British newspaper the Times "That is up to the coach to decide I don’t know that you become a bad leader a bad captain because you get caught having a drink because someone snapped you" Hodgson who resigned as England manager following their humiliating Euro 2016 exit to Iceland earlier this year is one of the bookmakers’ favourites to fill the vacant manager’s job at Crystal Palace who sacked Alan Pardew on Thursday However the 69-year-old will bide his time before taking up his next managerial assignment "I’m not thrusting myself forward for every job that comes up I’m leading a fairly low-key life I quite like the idea of still coaching" he added "If you ask me what I put on my passport football manager or football coach I would put football coach "I’ve missed the day-to-day routine after four years with England I’m a better coach now towards the end of my career than I was when I started" Hyderabad:The destructive show of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers during their first meeting of IPL 9 still fresh in his mind Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody said he has a few ideas up his sleeve to stop the marauding RCB duo in their return leg match in Hyderabad on Saturday Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Kohli (75) and De Villiers (82) steamrolled the hapless Sunrisers bowling attack and shared a brisk 157-run stand for the second wicket to power RCB to a mammoth 222 for four a target which Moody’s men fell short by 45 runs File photo of Tom Moody AFP "They (Kohli and De Villiers) are world class players We know that they can be destructive on any given day on any surface So it is important for us to break that partnership We got a few ideas" Moody said on the eve of the match here today "But that (Bengaluru) is one venue where it is very hard to stop world class players on such a good batting surface The surface here in Hyderabad is different the shape of the ground is also different" Come Saturday Sunrisers would be looking to return to winning ways after losing to Rising Pune Supergiants by 34 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method "Out last outing was disappointing but as a group we are feeling confident We are looking forward to the tough challenge against RCB tomorrow" Moody said Moody is also not too much bothered about the failure of his middle-order batsmen in the last match against Pune "David (Warner) batted exceptionally well When he gets his runs he gets them quickly Our middle-order have not had a consistent opportunity perfect opportunity in the last game They misfired there But we have got 100 per cent confidence in our middle-order We have got quality we got exciting young players in Deepak Hooda I am sure they are not far away from contributing" he said Noting that Sunrisers boasts of a strong bowling attack Moody said execution of plan is important to win a match "We are confident with our bowling attack We got a number of options When Ashish Nehra was injured Barinder Sran came and did a terrific job We have got the depth But names on paper mean nothing when it comes to the contest in the middle We are glad we have got the experience and a formidable bowling attack" he said Moody said he was never worried about opener Shikhar Dhawan’s form as there are always phases of up and downs in every cricketer’s career "Shikhar is no different than most other players out there Your game goes through cycles where you have ups and downs He has put together some good knocks He is working hard on his game and constantly looking to improve He is on the way up" he said Written by Jaskiran Kapoor | Chandigarh | Updated: June 15 2016 8:23 am Randeep Wadehra’s book will be available on Pothicom Amazon Flipkart and on Kindle too Express Top News Like religion politics too is the opium of the masses but when it comes to writing especially fiction city-based writer Randeep Wadehra says he is unable to find voices that make sharp commentary or weave a satire on the political undercurrents of a country “In India especially we have many writers in the vernacular space exploring the political arena in satirical vein like Kishan Chander Munshi Premchand and Sharad Joshi In English I can think of Shashi Tharoor’s The Great Indian Novel or Khushwant Singh” says Wadehra Inspired and driven Wadehra is now out with his debut book a political satire called ‘Mango Man in the Republic of Bananas’ Set in an imaginary South Asian Republic the book casts a sardonic eye on the way democracies function “The book’s mainstay is ‘the curse’ that begins with a massacre and ends in a bloodbath 20 years later when it destroys a regime ruled by an evil troika” says Wadehra Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news “The book has nothing to do with Indian political parties or politicians My satire does not attack individuals institutions or communities Instead it focuses on mindsets and actions that affect us all” he says According to him a good satire is an effective tool “a sugar-coated pill” in building public opinion As he unravels the functioning of a democracy the attitudes of elected representatives pans on their arrogance crassness and corruption Wadehra creates a melee of interesting characters christened quirkily each a reflection of a thought ideology and society While Maharaj Kamuk is the Sadar-e-Azam of the Republic of Bananas and head of Douchebags Party Viplav is his trusted aide Look at the other characters: there is an opposition party and its head of Dorks Bahubali the tycoon called Sethji who holds clout over the Republic’s politicians the Director General of Police Daroga journalist called Ferret the irrepressible only woman Senator in the Republic Teekhi and social reformer activist Swami Drona The character Wadehra identifies himself with the most is Teer Viplav’s brother who heads the Mango Man Movement It took Wadehra three years many drafts and character sketches a deeper research of the world of politics and its players to put this book together But the biggest challenge has been its publication He has finally self-published it and it is available on Pothicom Amazon Flipkart and on Kindle too “Politics is a universal subject and this book also addresses how religion and ideology have become dangerous anachronisms in the 21st century My aim has been to focus on finding a way to end exploitation but within the tenets of democracy” says Wadehra who has just wrapped up a collection of short stories and is onto his next novel For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: February 28 2016 11:03 am Anuj Sachdeva who features in Bollywood film “Love Shagun” says he is very critical when it comes to judging his own work Related News Actor Anuj Sachdeva who features in Bollywood film “Love Shagun” says he is very critical when it comes to judging his own work “I am over-critical of myself Although I think it’s good to be that way My friends feel that I should appreciate myself too especially when I have done a good job in a scene or a film” Anuj told IANS Having starred in shows like “Sabki Laadli Bebo” “Phir Subah Hogi” “Chhanchhan” and “Itti Si Khushi” Anuj is a popular face in the TV industry Asked if he wants to stick to films now Anuj said: “Honestly I haven’t planned this out I have always gone with the flow and will continue to do so Having said that when you do one film you get greedy for more I have now done two of course I would love to do many more” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Srinath Raghvendra Rao | Mumbai | Published: May 29 2014 1:51 am Top News Two directors of a Mumbai-based jewellery firm were arrested on Wednesday after they were found to have committed duty evasion amounting to Rs 13 crore while falsely declaring a consignment of processed pearls to be unprocessed said Customs officers The case has prompted Customs to not only examine all imports that the firm made in the past two years but also consider launching an industry-wide probe into the import of pearls Customs officers first felt something amiss after scrutinising a consignment of unprocessed pearls imported by Raunak Jewellers Private Limited last month from Kobe in Japan “Kobe is the world’s capital in pearl processing So it made no sense to import unprocessed pearls from there We then had the consignment tested at a laboratory and an independent panel After the report came on Wednesday declaring the consignment to contain processed pearls we placed the firm’s directors under arrest” said a Customs officer The brothers Yogin and Jogendra Zaveri were charged under the Customs Act and released after furnishing a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh each The officer said most consignments of raw pearls come from Indonesia which are then processed in Kobe as India has no such facility at present While unprocessed pearls are exempt from import duty importers are required to pay duty of 103 per cent while shipping processed pearls The present consignment weighing roughly 20 kg is valued at Rs 56 lakh said the officer ‘We have found that the firm had imported 90 consignments in the past two years We will try to examine all their imports” said the officer The Zaveri brothers had last been in trouble two years ago after being allegedly caught for their involvement in the illegal import of gold worth Rs 20 crore by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 13 2012 1:49 am Top News A new cardiac CT scan machinewhich reduces radiation exposure and displays better imageshas been installed at a South Delhi-based imaging centre It is expected to improve diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CHD) Experts at Mahajan Imaging Centre in Hauz Khas said it was Indias first dual energy CT scan machine with cardiac spectral imaging capabilities Known as the Discovery CT750-HD FREEdom Edition by GE Healthcarethis machine will help doctors diagnose CHD CHD occurs when arteries near the heart are narrowed or blocked by deposits of fatty plaque and calcium in vessels If left uncheckedthese blockages can lead to heart attacks Dr Harsh Mahajanpresident of Indian Radiological and Imaging Associationsaid? going down to Egyptian Fares Dessouki in straight games 11-7, The last spell I bowled at Trent Bridge was a confidence booster. 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In science streams, FIH CEO Jason McCracken said: “The launch of the new World Cups website and pre-registration for tickets marks an important milestone in the countdown to the Hockey World Cups. However, Things are worse for female domestic workers,guess the going must be indeed good for you now?" Meanwhile,family business? They are not the only ones to believe in entitlement as a ticket to political power Feudal democracy is the most popular political ideology in India today The Leftists have been beaten and relegated to the sidelines Hindutva lies in the garbage bin of history along with other dead ideologies but feudal democracy blooms and grows across the land From Kashmir to Kanyakumariit can be saidthat nearly all our major political parties are in fact private companies A casual examination of the ongoing state elections reveals that tickets were distributed on mostly feudal grounds In Punjabthe contest is between the Badal and the Patiala family In Uttar Pradeshit has almost become a battle between two princes Andin municipal elections in Mumbaiseats reserved for women have nearly all been given to wivessisters and mothers If you believe that feudal democracy is an ideology popular only at the topyou are wrong It is an idea that has so caught the imagination of politicians in rural India that you can find baby political dynasties even in small villages It is not just real politicians who have learned how to convert electoral constituencies into private estatesit is a political idea that has been embraced by criminals of all kind This is possibly because there is more money in politics these days than in crime Andincidentallythose who want to continue to preserve their stakes in the criminal world benefit hugely from political life because the police has to protect them once they become public servants Feudal democracy works well for political families and badly for the country So India has failed to improve in areas that are vital to our dream of becoming a developed country by the middle of this century We have infant mortality rates worse than the poorest countries in Africa We have sanitation standards so horrific that most villages and urban slums should be declared unfit for human habitation On account of dirty water and filthy living conditionsmost deaths of children under the age of five are due to diarrhea Those who survive live without two square meals a day so half of Indian children are clinically malnourished There are other problems Our political leaders rely so deeply on their family name that they cannot be bothered with doing real work So they have failed to invest in our most fundamental infrastructure needs When reporters covering the elections in Uttar Pradesh stop to chat to villagersthey find that they continue to harp on that old unfulfilled demand for bijlipanisadak as their reason for not voting for someone Why should we blame only our politicians when it is clear that the average Indian voter approves of feudal democracy if it is practiced by political leaders they consider charismatic Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi are adored not just by ordinary people but by the media Andthe people of Bihar had no problem accepting Lalu Yadavs semi-literate wifeRabri Devias their chief minister until her family started behaving very badly So why should Robert Vadra not go ahead and take his shot at serving the people of India From the research I did for this pieceI discovered that he has such incredible business skills that in the fifteen years he has been married to Indias favourite princesshe has become a very rich man His interests range from handicrafts and hospitality to IT Parks and real estate Some of his ventures have the backing of the famous DLF group Someone who can do so well in business in such a short time will undoubtedly make an excellent CEO of the private company that he inherits from his wifes side of the family It is called the Congress Party and it invented feudal democracy Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @ Tavleen_Singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Updated: August 28 2017 12:25 pm Radamel Falcao helped Monaco to their 16th straight league win (Source: Reuters) Top News Radamel Falcao made it seven goals in four games as defending champion Monaco routed Marseille 6-1 Sunday to keep pace with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the French league Both have won four matches and PSG leads Monaco on goal difference But even after selling key players and with 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe edging closer to a PSG move Monaco continues to play with style and ruthless efficiency This was Monaco’s 16th straight league win extending its record after last week beating the mark of 14 held by Bordeaux in 2009 Monaco scored 107 league goals last season and has already notched 14 in four games PSG which beat Saint-Etienne 3-0 on Friday has also scored 14 but conceded two less Marseille has lost four straight games to Monaco conceding 18 goals and this was the latest non-contest Poland center half Kamil Glik showed his scoring prowess by thumping in Thomas Lemar’s free kick from the left after two minutes _ his eighth goal in 40 league games since joining last season from Italian side Torino Falcao netted with a penalty in the 20th after Brazil midfielder Fabinho was fouled and the Colombia striker then beat goalkeeper Steve Mandanda with a diving header after midfielder Joao Moutinho’s free kick deflected into his path near the penalty spot Adama Diakhaby playing in the place of Mbappe _ who scored 26 goals last season in an astonishing breakthrough campaign _ made it 4-0 just before the break with his first goal since joining from Rennes Mbappe is reportedly signing a loan deal to PSG on Monday with an option to buy him for 180 million euros ($215 million) Stevan Jovetic his touted replacement was at Stade Louis II to watch Monaco tear Marseille apart again having scored four goals in each of their three meetings last season _ including one in the French Cup If the Montenegro forward joins Monaco then the former Manchester City and Fiorentina forward will surely relish playing alongside Falcao France fullback Djibril Sidibe made it 5-0 midway through the second half before winger Remy Cabella replied With Falcao already substituted Fabinho scored the sixth from the penalty spot with 10 minutes left Marseille’s first defeat of the season leaves it in sixth place with seven points LONG SHOT Forward Nicolas de Preville continued his habit of scoring from distance with a spectacular strike securing Lille a 1-1 draw at Angers De Preville is emerging as a talented goalscorer at the relatively advanced age of 26 He netted 14 league goals in 30 games last season and has two in four so far Collecting the ball some 25 meters (yards) out on the left he cut inside two defenders and launched a curling dipping strike into the right corner in the 68th minute It was his fifth league goal from outside the penalty area in 2017 _ more than any other player in Ligue 1 Midfielder Lassana Coulibaly headed Angers ahead in the 60th Both sides have four points from four games STILL GOING STRONG Veteran Jimmy Briand scored his second goal of the season as Guingamp won 2-0 at home against promoted Strasbourg The 32-year-old former France forward who scored his first top-flight goal playing for Rennes 13 years ago wrapped up the win in the 87th minute Midfielder Moustapha Diallo opened the scoring for ninth-placed Guingamp midway through the second half For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Updated: October 16 2014 1:06 am CNN-IBN had a map with red alerts on Vizag and Gopalpur a relay of all the reporters on the story and details of the cyclone’s progress‘ The worst is still to come’ it promised Related News TV channels competed to provide edgy coverage of Cyclone Hudhud They called it “cyclone tourism” We saw people in Visakhapatnam dotting the coastline to either watch the waves roll in towards them or to capture them on their mobile phones TV reporters warned viewers against such idling since it could have fatal consequences as Hudhud assaulted the Andhra Pradesh coastline with destructive ferocity (CNN-IBN) Television news may have liked to heed its own advice On Sunday before during and after Cyclone Hudhud channels seemed to be offering sightseeing package tours: “360 coverage only on CNN-IBN” “Headlines Today brings you 360” of Cyclone Hudud Aaj Tak had at least four reporters in raincoats describing the scenery sorry scenes from different vantage points in Visakhapatnam or Gopalpur Orissa CNN-IBN had at least eight It reminded you uncannily of coverage for Modi in the US The anchors and reporters spoke excitedly So would you if you were buffeted by winds of 100 kmph — “It’s quite a task even to stand here” gasped the NDTV 24×7 correspondent trying to keep her feet on the ground And as Hudhud approached landfall their descriptions grew more animated with forebodings This was no ordinary package tour this was an impending horror show: at 930 am on Sunday DD News showed us tidal waves out at sea The reporter shouted at the speed of the cyclone describing what would happen by 12 noon when the cyclone would make landfall If you had family friends in Vizag and listened to him your fear factor would have increased by at least 15 per cent Aaj Tak’s tour was different: it offered minute details— “high waves of 102 m wind speed 170-200 kmph ‘eye’ 35 mm in diameter 100 km away” with a mystical twist: “People have faith in the cyclone they have faith that the cyclone will come and go soon” Channels like NDTV 24×7 constantly had breaking news on when the “landfall” would be — two hours to go one hour 30 minutes — rather like a countdown CNN-IBN’s Now Showing with film critic Rajeev Masand was actually Now Showing Cyclone Hudhud: it had a map with red alerts on Vizag and Gopalpur a relay of all the reporters on the story and details of the cyclone’s progress “The worst is still to come” it promised Headlines Today called it a “monster of a storm” even though it was named after a “dainty” bird Correspondent Jugal Purohit highlighted scientific facets we should not miss explaining the cyclone “clockwise” “anti-clockwise” the “lull” when Vizag was in the “eye” and how the storm would worsen thereafter He said people should remain indoors Except as all the channels told us there was no electricity in the city as a precautionary measure so people could not hear the warnings at all By 1 pm the news channels were beaming reporters windswept as the streets beside the felled trees and shattered homes The helpline numbers were emblazoned (yes but there was no electricity) on all channels and everyone was tracking the “route of the storm” News X found a beached octopus in Gopalpur introducing a quixotic environmental element into the devastation Several young women looked pretty devastated on Miss Diva Universe (Zee Café) when the diva Diana Hayden announced they were in the running to walk out of the show — because that’s what trained divas do — walk not run As a talent show it is pretty dull the accent being on pretty since the contestants’ “looks” “style” “beauty” in guest Sonam Kapoor’s words saved the show Fervently hope Alessandro del Piero and other imported footballers can save the Hero Indian Super league from the pedestrian The newest soccer game in town (Star Sports) began on Sunday like a gala event with firecrackers lights dance — and Priyanka Chopra poking fun at the celebrity owners of the competing teams “Let’s football” was the chant but the first match between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City saw the ball hitting other parts of the body more often than the feet in a scratchy game Lastly actor Fawad “Khubsoorat” Khan is back with Humsafar (Zindagi) and so is Homeland featuring Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi) in the critical role of Ayaan a Pakistani medical student who clashes with CIA agent and leading character “drone queen” Carrie Mathison The series is close to home this time inside Af-Pak — worth watching to see just how they portray our neighbourhood and terrorism [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: May 6 2014 4:56 am The protesters have demanded a roll-back in the toll fare (Reuters) Related News Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah on Monday reached out to Union minister for Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes for help in solving a transportation crisis that has arisen on account of the NHAI effecting a steep tariff hike from Saturday night for usage of an expressway between Bangalore city and the Bangalore international airport The chief minister appealed to the NHAI for rationalization in the toll fees after taxi and truck drivers associations went on a snap strike on Sunday and Monday The protesters have demanded a roll-back in the toll fare and threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Friday on the route to Kempegowda International Airport “Its highly unfair to hike the toll fee at this point since the operation of these roads began only in 2013 and even now work is pending It is an unnecessary action and passengers will have to bear the consequences” the All India Motor Transport Congress president G R Shanmugappa said He insisted that the toll must be collected as per the NH toll policy of 1997 and not as per a 2008 agreement Crucial rules on fare revision had been tweaked to help private companies in the 2008 agreement he alleged The AIMTC president said the private company that built the road for the NHAI the Navayuga-Devanahalli Tollway Private Limited did not inform transporters in advance about the hike Refuting the claim a public relation officer for Navayuga said the company had sent a revised chart to all transport companies 15 days earlier with a reminder two days prior to implementation The All India Motor Transport Congress members (AIMTC) have decided to call an emergency meeting of both truck and cab operators on Thursday “If the demands are not accepted we have no option but to go call-off transport services on the airport road from Friday” Shanmugappa said Meanwhile transport minister Ramalinga Reddy said he had requested Chief Minister Siddaramiah to intervene and that it would not be necessary for the transporters to go on strike Until a decision is taken drivers will pay the newly hiked fees at the toll gates which will have to be borne by passengers The toll charges for cars have been hiked from Rs 30 to Rs 90 for using the airport expressway For all the latest Bangalore News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 31 2014 2:30 am Related News Nine persons including two minors and a man working at the airport were killed and 21 others suffered injuries after a heavy dust storm hit the capital on Friday evening The police control room phone lines rang till late Friday even as operation to remove the poles uprooted trees and rubble from the roads continued late into the night East Delhi A 17-year-old boy died when a tin sheet slit his neck in Kasturba Nagar Vivek Vihar Police said a tin sheet kept on the terrace of a building flew off during the storm and decapitated him His mother who was standing beside him received severe head injuries Police said she is critical West Delhi A 48-year-old man died after a hoarding and a brick fell on his head in Nihal Vihar “During the storm Sandeshwer had taken shelter under a wall when a hoarding and a brick came flying at him and hit his head He sustained severe head injuries and died of excessive bleeding police said A 10-year-old girl died in Mayapuri while she was returning home after tuitions As she took shelter under a three-foot high fall the parapet of the wall collapsed and the bricks landed on her head She died of head injuries too police said The other two deaths reported were that of a 35-year-old tempo driver in Naraina and an 18-year-old girl Both were crushed by the walls of buildings North Delhi Younis (40) who had gone to Jama Masjid to buy his son’s wedding dress and had parked his Swift Dzire on Subhash Marg was crushed inside his car after a huge tree fell on it “His relatives tried to rescue him but the tree was too heavy for two people to push aside” police said Central Delhi A taxi driver was crushed to death after a tree fell on the vehicle at W point in ITO The driver Satya Prakash was going towards East Delhi He was rushed to the Lok Nayak Hospital where he was declared brought dead The five passengers in the taxi received minor injuries and were discharged after first aid At Minto Bridge a seven-year-old girl was crushed by a tree Police said she was walking on the pavement when a tree fell down and hit her on the head For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe fifth season of Pro Kabaddi will begin from where it stopped last time Quite literally Having hosted the final leg of last season Hyderabad will kickstart matters in the new three-month long season this time around The Gachibowli Indoor stadium will play host to the fist leg of the fifth season from 28 July-3 August The opening phase will see the four new teams making their debut with the Tamil Thalaivas being the first ones to take that honour when they clash withhosts Telugu Titans in the season opener Haryana Steelers will starton Sunday when they face former champions U Mumba while Gujarat Fortunegiants led by former Telugu Titans’ player Sukesh Hegde will make their debut against Dabang Delhi on Monday UP Yoddhas will have to wait the longest to play their first match as Tuesday will see them taking on Telugu Titans Telugu Titans star Rahul Chaudhari will be the man to watch out for in the Hyderabad leg of Pro Kabaddi PKL However all eyes will be on Rahul Chaudhari and Co who will look to begin with a bang That’s the only way they know it Telugu Titans eye quick start The Titans have been one of the most entertaining sides in the league so far but apart from that they have nothing else to show The team has never played in a final before and the franchise with a huge fan base will be looking to change that Playing the home leg first up has its own advantages Three out of the four teams that have played their first legs at home have gone on to make the play-offs In home legs the home team plays everyday and it’s best to have the matches coming thick and fast when the team is fresh Moreover it gives the home team a chance to make a flying start and take the momentum into further matches Unfortunately Telugu Titans are the only team to have not made the semi-finals after playing the first leg at home That leg however was played at Vizag and the Titans will be hoping to make the most of it this time around They couldn’t have hoped for a better opponent than the Thaliavas for the opening match The Chennai outfit is playing its first season and is a team of youngsters with few experienced players Rahul Chaudhari and and his team will look to take the attack to them as they so often do on home turf The biggest games for the Titans will be the twin clashes with Patna Pirates The defending champions are Titans’ main rival in Zone B and playing twice at home in the initial week presents them with a chance to build an advantage over them straight away The Titans will hope that addition of Rakesh Kumar will add the necessary calm to the raw aggression that’s so typically associated with the Titans Blessed with quite a few quality players a strong first leg will be very key for them The Hyderbad side have won 50 percent (9/18) of their home matches losing six while three have ended in a tie Returning heroes Sukesh Hegde a former Titans star will make a comeback to Hyderabad this time as a captain of a new franchise Gujarat Fortunegiants He will be specially motivated to prove a point or two to the local fans who never rated him at par with Chaudhari Although Hegde won’t come up against his former club he will love to get Gujarat off to a winning start in the two matches they play in Hyderabad K Prapanjan will also face his former side in the season opener as he takes to the mat for the Thalaivas A day later Mohammad Magsoudlou will look to upset the fans that once cheered for him when his new team Patna take on the Titans Puneri Paltan features three former Titans stars in Deepak Hooda Dharmaraj Cheralathan and Sandeep Narwal While Sandeep and Cheralathan played for Hyderabad for just one season Deepak was a big part of the first two campaigns The crowd will be eager to weave his magic at the venue once again as just like Hegde he will lead his side out Marquee clashes and schedule There are several mouth-watering clashes but the season opener between Titans and Thalaivas may become a start of a new rivalry The Titans have enjoyed much of the support from Tamil Nadu before the Thalaivas arrived and it will be interesting how the local fans in Hyderabad respond to the newcomers especially considering it will be the first match of the season The next big one follows right after as Maharashtrian rivals U Mumba and Puneri Paltan clash The two teams have produced some of the best matchesin the last two seasons so one can expect another blockbuster The Mumbai side have enjoyed a clear edge over their rivals winning 7 out of the 8 matches played among the two However with Pune getting stronger with every season the balance may just be about to shift The Titans will clash with Patna twice in the first leg and these two matches could be crucial in determining who finishes in the top three With Pardeep Narwal and Chaudhari on the same mat it’s going to be exciting In the nine matches played between them so far the Titans have won six while Patna have also emerged victorious six times Los Angeles:Two days after her stunning loss to Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final Serena Williams scored a different win on Monday when Forbes Magazine reported she has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman Williams earned $289 million over the past 12 months the financial magazine reported in an article posted on its website Serena Williams lost the French Open 2016 final to Garbine Muguruza AP Russian tennis star Sharapova had held the title for the past 11 years Williams 34 has dominated her sport for more than a decade She won her second Grand Slam in 2002 before going on to win 19 more since then After falling at Roland Garros on Saturday she vowed to keep trying to equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam titles Williams’s career prize money of $776 million amounts to more than twice as much as any other sportswoman’s However Sharapova dominated in endorsement profits before companies including Nike American Express Porsche and TAG Heuer distanced themselves after she tested positive for the recently banned drug meldonium earlier this year Sharapova earned $219 million over the past 12 months down almost $8 million from the previous year Forbes said American mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey was third on the list with $14 million just ahead of NASCAR stock car driver Danica Patrick who earned $139 million Chennai: Korean qualifier Hyeon Chung produced the first upset of the ATP Chennai Open by ousting last year’s finalist Borna Coric with a straight-set win in the opening round of the $505730 hard court event on Monday Coric the world number 48 struggled with his first serve and forehand today while Chung was unrelenting in his 6-3 7-5 win over the Croat File photo of South Korea’s Hyeon Chung Reuters Coric who struggled with his knee last season said it was not an issue in Monday’s defeat "It was not due to my knee My serve was off today and I did not play well I am not surprised with the way he (Chung) played I knew he was a good player" Coric said after a disappointing start to the new season Coric struggled in the entire two hours and one minute contest as he was broken in the very first game of the match He held on to his second service game but a double fault saw him yield the advantage back to Chung in the fifth game Down 3-5 he double faulted again to be locked in a battle of deuces An unforced error by him gave the opening set to Chung The second set went with serve till 4-4 Coric surged into the lead breaking Chung in the ninth game But Chung broke him in his next two games to wrap up the match Chung will next challenge Israel’s Dudi Sela who convincingly defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Damir Dzhumhur 6-2 6-2 Another qualifier to make the second round was Slovakia’s Jozef Kovalik who sent packing Portugal’s Elias Gastao as he rallied to eke out a 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 win in two hours and 20 minutes He next books a match with top seed and tournament favourite Marin Cilic who had got a bye in his opening round Russia’s Daniil Medvedev also made it to the next round with a 6-3 6-3 win over Brazilian Thiago Monteiro Medvedev had rushed to a 4-1 lead in the opening set but allowed Monteiro to trouble him by not containing his unforced errors Meanwhile Belgium’s Steve Darcis 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order permitting ita bench led by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir cited relevant provisions of the CrPC and Evidence Act and held the CD could not be used as an evidence since the interview was given after the chargesheet was filed Appearing for policeSolicitor General Mohan Parasaran had earlier pointed out that the issue had come up in the trial court after the statement of the victims friend had already been recorded and his examination by the prosecution was over He had also sought a stay so that the CD cannot be exhibited by the accused in the trial court after the HC order The HC had allowed a petition by accused Ram Singh and Mukeshto let them use the CD as evidence For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLucknow | Updated: February 6 2014 2:37 pm The confusion over the responsibility of maintenance of the project prevailed for past 10 months till Rahul got the first hand experience of the road during his two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency on January 23 Related News A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi summoned NHAI officials after finding patches of national highway connecting Amethi and Rae Bareli “missing” Union Road and Highways Minister Oscar Fernandes sent a letter to the state government stating that he will reach Amethi Saturday and hold a review meeting His letter came even as his ministry and the UP Public Works Department (PWD) began the exercise to fix the responsibility for the mess on the 52-km stretch referred as “VVIP stretch” Fernandes would personally hold “special review meeting” between officials of UP PWD and the NHAI at Munshiganj to resolve the issue Meanwhile the state government began its own exercise Friday and Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani summoned files related to the project and put senior officials of the PWD on the job to find out if the contractor was at fault and “forfeit his earnest money if found guilty” While both the Union ministry and the state government are 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work was finally completed on October 14 2012 There is a two-year defect liability period for the road that ends October 14 2014 During this period the responsibility of maintenance lies with the contractor Meanwhile in January 2013 Union cabinet committee on Economic Affairs cleared the proposal for widening and strengthening of the entire 290-km long NH to two lanes with paved shoulders at an estimated cost of Rs 1119 crore The 52-km long stretch from Gauriganj to Rae Bareli was also part of this project As a result Union road ministry requested the state government for transfer of this highway to NHAI in early 2013 so that it can be strengthened on engineering procurement and construction model The transfer of the highway from UP PWD to NHAI took place in March 2013 Thus the confusion over the responsibility of maintenance of the project prevailed for past 10 months till Rahul got the first hand experience of the road during his two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency on 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Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: July 12 2017 11:16 pm Venus Williams sent many returns whistling back to the baseline occasionally getting a thumbs up from her coaching team while others sailed way beyond the margins of the court (Source: Reuters) Related News American veteran Venus Williams was sharpening her reactions for the barrage of big serves she can expect in her Wimbledon semi-final against British favourite Johanna Konta on Thursday going through a relentless practise routine on the eve of battle The 37-year-old spent 45 minutes on the dusty Aorangi Park practise courts on Wednesday hitting back serves delivered at high velocity by a male hitting partner Williams sent many returns whistling back to the baseline occasionally getting a thumbs up from her coaching team while others sailed way beyond the margins of the court Konta tops the ace leaderboard in the women’s singles with 28 one more than Williams who is the oldest woman to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for 23 years Against Simona Halep on Tuesday Konta offered up only two break points in a match lasting two hours and 38 minutes “Johanna’s serve is a massive weapon” her coach Wim Fissette told Reuters this week “Most woman players would like a first serve as good as Jo’s” Following her quarter-final victory over Jelena Ostapenko Williams told a news conference that she would be expecting a close battle with her British opponent “I think we play a very similar style” she said “Aggressive serve well return well very solid off the ground So really it’s just about playing that game better and see where you find openings on that day” Williams is bidding to win her sixth Wimbledon singles title and eighth grand slam — nine years after last lifting the aptly-named Venus Rosewater Dish on Centre Court Konta who will be playing in her first Wimbledon semi-final is attempting to become the first British winner of the women’s singles since Virginia Wade 30 years ago For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anil Malhotra | Updated: March 6 2017 2:26 pm The cabinet’s decision does not appear to be in consonance with constitutional provisions (Illustration by: C R Sasikumar) Top News On August 24 the Union cabinet approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 The bill proposes a ban on commercial surrogacy restricting “ethical” and “altruistic surrogacy” to legally-wedded infertile Indian couples who have been married for at least five years The husband must be between 26 to 55 years of age and the wife must be between 23 to 50 years of age Overseas Indians foreigners unmarried couples single parents live-in partners and gay couples are barred from commissioning the services of surrogate mothers Only a married blood relative who must have herself borne a child and is not an NRI or a foreigner can be a surrogate mother once in a lifetime Indian couples with biological or adopted children are prohibited from having children through surrogacy Commercial surrogacy will result in a jail term of at least 10 years and a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh The proposed law is not yet in the public domain WATCH |Father Karan Johar Introduces Roohi Yash To The World The cabinet’s decision does not appear to be in consonance with constitutional provisions Article 14 of the Constitution guarantees “equality before the law and equal protection of laws to all persons” Article 21 guarantees “protection of life and personal liberty of all persons” Restricting conditional surrogacy to married Indian couples and disqualifying others on the basis of nationality marital status sexual orientation or age does not appear to qualify the test of equality and has no connection with the intended objectives of the proposed legislation Further the right to life includes the right to reproductive autonomy — that includes the right to procreation and parenthood It is not for the state to decide the modes of parenthood Constitutionally the state cannot interfere in the prerogative of a person(s) to have children naturally or through surrogacy Infertility cannot be a condition to undertake surrogacy The proposed law ought to be put in the public domain before the country’s parliamentarians debate it In 2005 the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) under the ministry of health and family welfare finalised the National Guidelines for Accreditation Supervision and Regulation of Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) Clinics in India after the extensive public debate that involved all the stakeholders Chapter three of the guidelines which pertains to the code of practice ethical considerations and legal issues stipulates that there shall be no bar to the use of ART by single women and no ART clinic will refuse to offer its services to them The guidelines did not bar an unmarried woman from opting for artificial insemination with donor semen and a child born to a single woman through such a procedure was deemed to be legitimate These guidelines have not been rescinded till date Successive draft bills — in 2008 2010 and 2013 — had reportedly proposed that ART in India be available to all including single persons and foreign couples However draft ART bills of 2014 and 2016 restricted surrogacy to Indian married infertile couples The fate of the ART Bill 2016 is unknown while the cabinet has approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 The Union ministry of women and child development has a diametrically opposite policy with respect to inter-country adoptions It facilitates fast-track adoptions from India by foreigners The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 (JJ Act) allows a court to give a child for adoption to foreign parents irrespective of the marital status of such a person The JJ Act also authorises state governments to recognise one or more of its institutions or voluntary organisations as agencies for the placement of orphans for adoption in accordance with the guidelines notified by the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) The latest guidelines governing adoption of children notified on July 17 2015 have streamlined inter-country adoption procedures They permit single parent adoptions but bar single males from adopting a girl child By all accounts it seems there are different barometers in matters of adoption and surrogacy Surrogacy has been in vogue in the country for more than 10 years The proposed bar on it violates the fundamental rights of stakeholders Foreign and single parents who commission the services of surrogate mothers enjoy protection under Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution — equality under law and the right to life Right to reproductive autonomy and parenthood as a part of right to life of a single or foreign person cannot be circumvented especially when the law already permits parenthood through inter-country adoptions from India — by single persons or foreign couples The draft bill bars medical professionals from offering their services in surrogacy procedures (except for altruistic surrogacy) It also deprives surrogate mothers of their right to livelihood The government has justified the barring of foreigners to prevent the misuse of surrogacy This could prove counterproductive The yardsticks governing domestic altruistic surrogacy will offer an opportunity for corruption and exploitation pushing surrogacy into unethical hands It could foster an underground abusive trade in surrogacy Relatives will be generated and surrogates will be impregnated in India and shifted to permissible jurisdictions Given that the surrogate mothers will be Indian nationals whose safety will be at risk once surrogacy becomes an underground business there is a dire need to enact a comprehensive law that factors in the current societal practices associated with surrogacy The problems pertaining to adoption of Indian children by foreigners were resolved by guidelines which over the years have acquired statutory status A similar approach could be adopted to regulate surrogacy There should be an appropriate mechanism to judge the suitability of surrogate parents — citizens or foreigners should not matter An agency along the lines of the Central Adoption Resource Agency — that administers adoption of Indian children by foreigners — could be created to regulate surrogacy A democratic law which we have been waiting for for the past 10 years must regulate surrogacy in the country (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘One more for the ban-wagon’) The writer is a Chandigarh-based lawyer and the principal author of ‘Surrogacy In India : A Law In The Making Revisited’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: February 25 2017 8:53 am Rangoon movie review: Rangoon remains a heavy slice of history for anyone to unpack Related News Rangoon movie cast: Kangana Ranaut Saif Ali Khan Shahid Kapoor Atul Kumar Richard McCabe Saharsh Shukla Satoru Kawaguchi Rangoon movie director: Vishal Bhardwaj Rangoon movie rating: 15 stars When within a short while of the film opening you start casting about for something to hang a peg on it is never a good sign I spent most of ‘Rangoon’ searching for the film Multiple threads make it up: it is 1943 the British are fighting Hitler and are up against the rising tide of Indian freedom fighters split between Gandhi’s pacifism and Subhash Chandra Bose’s militarism It’s a heavy slice of history for anyone to unpack and film gets tangled in superimposing a love triangle on the time and place Post-interval it battens down and focuses on advancing the plot such as there is but overall ‘Rangoon’ remains a disappointingly patchy and disjointed effort Rangoon movie review | Watch Audience Reaction On Rangoon: Ending Too Dramatic But Kangana Steals The Show The trio comprises a suave Parsi filmmaker Russi Billimoria (Saif Ali Khan) a patriotic Indian soldier Nawab Malik (Shahid Kapoor) and their object of affection the wildly popular stunt heroine Miss Julia (Kangana Ranaut) Their journey from the lavish film sets in Bombay to the war-torn borders of Burma is pitted by intrigue and rivalry featuring a dazzling sword the forces of the INA and Miss Julia’s morale-boosting acts for the ‘boys in the fauj’ The intention of Vishal Bhardwaj’s ambitiously mounted film is clear: to weave the skeins of love and war in order to make a movie full of throbbing passion and grand statements But the execution marred by stilted writing never quite matches up the gap narrowing in just a few places in the second half To make a slice of history come alive on screen you need all-round conviction — of setting plot and characters The three lead actors are all a good fit for their parts — Saif Ali Khan in uber-stylish suits Shahid Kapoor in muddy fatigues and Kangana Ranaut in flouncy dresses and tight curls; they all work hard but break through only in bits and pieces and the film rarely rises above its costumery and puffery The best part of ‘Rangoon’ are its song-and-dances: there is no one quite like Bhardwaj when it comes to creating drama through melody and verse But they are packed in too close and while giving us more to watch also causes a loss in momentum The interesting supporting cast which includes amongst others Satoru Kawaguchi as a wandering Japanese soldier Saharsh Shukla as Miss Julia’s constant companion and the bearer of a terrible secret Atul Kumar as a company actor never really gets a chance to show its skills fully And Richard McCabe as the ghazal-singing Hindi-spouting bad Brit is more unintentionally hilarious than menacing Rangoon movie review | Kangana Ranaut: Bollywood Not Ready For Women Who Speak Their Mind Modelled on stunt queen Fearless Nadia Ranaut’s is the stand-out performance Her body language is spot on and some of her action sequences are thrilling even if you can see the computer graphics a mile off And she gets one spectacular speaking moment the camera tight on her face when she speaks of love and desire and heartbreak It is the kind of moment which will stay with you Wish I could say the same about the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: February 11 2014 4:04 am Related News Rowling’s Harry Potter revisionism sparks questions about authorial intent and reader interpretation In his postscript to The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco notes that a “narrator should not supply interpretations of his work; otherwise he would not have written a novel” Perhaps JK Rowling creator of Harry Potter and pseudonymous crime fiction should have got that memo When in excerpts from an interview published in Wonderland magazine Rowling appeared to question the sanctity of the Ron-Hermione “ship” she set off a firestorm within the Harry Potter fandom of a kind not seen since George Lucas explained that Greedo did shoot first — and then went back to the source material in Star Wars and edited the scene and Han Solo’s character for posterity Rowling’s interview with Emma Watson the actress who portrayed Hermione in the films was her most direct salvo in the so-called shipping wars (derived from “relationship” to refer to a romantic pairing) that all but overtook the Harry Potter fandom several years ago when it became apparent that Ron and Hermione were indeed a thing The Harry-Hermione proponents went so far as to accuse Rowling of failing to understand her own characters But now with Rowling’s admission that Ron and Hermione happened “for reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it” they’ve had the last laugh Or have they It turns out that Rowling aware she was committing “Potter heresy” was a bit more circumspect; she acknowledged that the Granger-Weasleys would “probably be fine” The virulence of the muggle reaction suggests something deeper at play than Rowling’s romantic arithmancy Readers form a relationship with a text as it exists and while authorial revisionism like in Rowling’s case has no retrospective impact on the plot it forever transforms how a fan reads the work It feels like a betrayal of both the emotional investment fans put in and the characters she created to have Rowling now lament the choices she made For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aditi Raja | Vadodara | Published: April 12 2017 4:32 am The booklet Vision ane Vikaas traces Patel’s roots to Nadiad where his father Manohar Patel was born in a farmer’s family Top News A Gujarati booklet on NCP Rajya Sabha MP Praful Patel that seeks to present him as a Patidar from Nadiad was sent to newspaper offices on Tuesdaydays after the NCP sounded the poll bugle in Gujarat by forming an alliance with the Janata Dal(U) On Monday a pictorial biography of the NCP leader and businessman was released by President Pranab Mukherjee and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar in Rashtrapati Bhavan Huge billboards on the leader projecting him as a visionary have appeared in parts of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar The booklet in Gujarati titled “Vision ane Vikaas” traces Patel’s roots to Nadiad central Gujarat where his father Manohar Patel was born in a farmer’s family The family later migrated to Gondia in Maharashtra from where Mnohar Patel was elected as a Congress MLA four times “Manoharbhai was an extremely simple person — he lived a simple life when he had no money and even when he received abundant financial prosperity… His virtuous personality traits can naturally be noticed even in his children” the booklet says Gujarat NCP leaders are vocal about their choice of the chief ministerial candidate Umreth MLA Jayant Patel who is one of two NCP members in the Assembly said “The booklet is a platform to introduce Praful Patel as the CM candidate He will be the face of our party in Gujarat 100 per cent” He added: “We have planned a massive campaign for him to establish a connect with the masses Once his Parliament session is over he will stay in Nadiad… We are projecting Praful Patel as the CM for Gujarat for three reasons — for farmers for the youth who are struggling for employment despite the BJP government being in power for 20 years and for the labour class which is impoverished” Asked about being in the run for the post of Chief Minister Praful Patel said: “I am leading the party from the front That’s all I can say at this moment… We can decide these things (CM’s post) as they come” He added: “At this moment whether it is farmers’ issues unemployment law and order or even corruption – nothing has changed In a state like Gujarat which the outside world considers a very prosperous and progressive state all these issues are very relevant “ For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 30 2017 12:01 pm The Indian women’s basketball team has been elevated to Division A after beating Kazakhstan in a thrilling finale (Source: Twitter) Top News The Indian women’s basketball team beat Kazakhstan 75-73 on Saturday to climb to Divison A of the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 taking place in Bengaluru Basketball Federation of India (BFI) president K Govindaraj announced a cash prize of Rs1500000 for the Indian squad that has been undefeated in the tournament so far India have now been promoted to Division A for the next edition of the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Kazakhstan had the lead with centre Nadezhda Kondrakova scoring consistently but India’s most experienced player Anitha Paul Durai took it upon herself to lead her side to Division A after clinching the Divison B title Jeena Skaria also contributed 20 points to help her side win the crucial match at home Shireen was aggressive on her drives to the basket whileguards Paul Durai and Raspreet created space to knock down their jumpers “All the hard work over the past 5 months paid off” said India star Limaye after the thrilling victory Anitha acted as a confidence booster throughout the game Skraia was all praise for Anitha and said in an interview to Bangalore Mirror after the match “She’s so supportive of us ‘Go Jeena go shoot a basket’ she would mumble on court She motivates not just me but everyone in the team Her experience is always on show Our coordination is great and it all happens on the spur of the moment” “Our aim was to get to Division A because we finished fifth once and we want to be at that level again” Skaria added “We couldn’t perform well last time but that’s behind us It’s clicking for us now The coach asked us to give our 100 per cent on the court He asked us to play with our heart and we just did that” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Updated: November 24 2016 1:58 pm Dangal second poster out: Aamir Khan 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Guwahati:?Farheen thrashed her sister Tuba by 25-04, who was lynched on suspicions that he was consuming and storing beef, we know this is just a fraction of the attacks our communities experience regularly,500 crore but the Commission felt that Gujarat is more capable and thus a plan of Rs 59,proper checking at entry gates and fire extinguishers and in case of any adversity,” he said in reference to the Mahira Khan-starrer on which Maharashtra Navnirman Sena called for a statewide ban last month. We start shooting in the first week of October after conducting a few workshops with the actors in September, Dozens of ministers were pressed into service for visiting Muzaffarnagar, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Updated: March 26.

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after taking charge as the CM of Maharashtra, In north India,years,40 seconds.Kazakhastan duo of Viktoriya Zyabkina and Olga Safronova finished second and third respectively For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 6 2017 6:42 pm Shapath Bhardwaj gave selection trials in Patiala in November 2016 after which he was selected for India’s double trap team at the age of 14 (Source: File) Top News India’s shooter Shapath Bhardwaj is now the youngest athlete to feature in government’s Target Olympic Podium scheme Fiveteen-year old Shapath from Meerut has made his name among 45 elite athletes who have been selected for the government scheme The list of athletes also includes Olympic medallists PV Sindhu Sakshi Malik and Saina Nehwal Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra who is heading TOP Scheme Elite Athletes Identification Committee in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports evaluated each athlete’s performance in terms of international standards and then selected the athletes for the scheme The Sports Ministry aims to create more medal prospects in Olympics which is the main reason for launching the TOPS scheme The athletes will be given financial help for training at institutes and campuses equipped with world class facilities Shapath gave selection trials in Patiala in November 2016 after which he was selected for India’s double trap team at the age of 14 grabbing the attention of shooting fraternity He also represented the country at the ISSF World Cup with senior teammates Ankur Mittal and Sangram Dahya Shapath secured 10th and 12th ranks at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico in April 2017 and grabbed the fourth position in ISSF World Cup in Cyprus held in May 2017 He secured sixth position in the final India clinched a gold medal in the ninth International Junior Shotgun Cup held in Finland in July where Shapath scored 137 out of 150 He also clinched a gold last year in the International Junior Grand Prix in Italy Shapath is now all geared up to perform in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Italy and ISSF World Championship in Moscow For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsPublished: March 15 2014 4:00 am Related News Even as public sector banks seem to be facing an ever-rising mountain of bad loans there seems to be some respite in the form of cheaper funds and deposit growth The cost of deposit which is calculated based on the interest rate paid by the banks divided by the deposit amount has a direct impact on banks’ profitability With cheaper funds banks can lend at a profit Latest government data indicates that the average cost of deposits in all but five of the public sector banks declined by December 2013 as compared to a year ago though it continues to hover at over 75 per cent For instance Bank of India’s average cost of funds eased to 566 per cent in December 2013 as against 601 per cent a year ago Similarly for Punjab National Bank it stood at 640 per cent in last December compared to 688 per cent in December 2012 The outliers to the trend includes the country’s largest lender — State Bank of India — where the average cost of deposits rose marginally to 625 per cent from 623 per cent but is still well below the industry level Equally significant is the increase in total deposits by public sector banks that grew 1677 per cent by December 31 2013 as compared to a 1371 per cent growth a year ago CASA deposits too increased 1263 per cent year-on-year Low-cost deposits can be the key for banks’ profitability in the long run though its sustainability would depend on factors such as credit growth and return on assets which don’t seem very promising at the moment The return on assets of 22 state-owned lenders has deteriorated in the past one year and credit growth has been constant at about 16 per cent The issues were taken up at the quarterly review by finance minister P Chidambaram last week but clearly the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy review on April 1 may need to deal with these in greater detail Surabhi is a special correspondent based in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | San Francisco | Published: August 3 2017 11:40 am Maria Sharapova defeating American Jennifer Brady 6-1 4-6 6-0 in first round (Source: Reuters) Related News Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the WTA Bank of the West Classic just before her scheduled second-round match on Wednesday with a left arm injury tournament officials announced “We’re sad to announce that @mariasharapova has withdraw after doctor’s advice regarding her left arm” a post on the tournament’s Twitter feed said Sharapova played her first US match in more than two years on Monday defeating American Jennifer Brady 6-1 4-6 6-0 in an opening-round match at the hardcourt event in Stanford California “Toward the end of the Monday night’s match I felt pain in my left forearm” Sharapova said Wednesday “After yesterday’s scan the doctor has recommended I don’t risk further injury” The former world number one from Russia hadn’t played in the US since March of 2015 before serving a 15-month doping suspension for the use of meldonium Seventh-seeded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko advanced by walkover as a result of wildcard entrant Sharapova’s early exit “Unfortunately I have to withdraw from today’s match” Sharapova said “Monday night’s crowd was so special and I wish I could continue playing but I have to make a preventative decision” Sharapova told supporters after her Monday match that her cheers meant a great deal to her “I feel like I just want to hug everyone and say thank you” Sharapova said Monday “It’s my first match in the States in a really long time and it’s the closest thing to home for me” The latest injury brings into question whether or not Sharapova will be fit in time for the US Open which starts August 28 as well as for another key tuneup event in Cincinnati in two weeks for which Sharapova has also accepted a wildcard Sharapova 30 returned to competition in April but her comeback was disrupted by a hip injury that forced her to withdraw from Wimbledon qualifying Sharapova’s ranking has fallen to 171 in the world “I feel like I’m playing catch-up against everyone who has had a head start” Sharapova said after her match “All that matters is that I keep playing” Tsurenko next faces American Madison Keys who survived a test from Caroline Dolehide to reach the quarter-finals rallying from a set down for a 3-6 6-2 6-3 win The other day session singles match saw No5 seed Ana Konjuh edge Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-4 7-5 to advance to the last eight where she’ll face Garbine Muguruza who cruised past American teenager Kayla Day 6-2 6-0 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Urvashi Butalia | Updated: June 24 2014 8:17 am We are now guided in our actions as publishers by the fear of what might happen in the future and we are beginning to tailor our publishing to guard against this possibility Related News Dina Nath Batra must be a happy man these days If news reports are anything to go by he only needs “boo” at a publisher and they fall over like ninepins The latest in this string is Orient Blackswan which took a decision to have several of its books about which Batra had not raised an objection at all “vetted” in a sort of pre-emptive move that some might call self-censorship Batra’s objections in this case actually related to another book a textbook that’s been in use for over a decade and which the 84-year-old schoolteacher was clearly unaware of till recently It could be that he is a slow reader or that in his search to find the next book to target he found one he felt was defamatory and derogatory about his spiritual alma mater the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh So no Section 295A here no concern about rioting communities just a simple case of defamation Such cases are easily fought in the courts and need not take four years But why did Orient Blackswan turn its attention voluntarily to other books in its stable asking for scholars and lawyers to vet them Take Megha Kumar’s book on sexual violence in Gujarat for instance: who can deny that such violence took place Which publisher today would not want to address this serious live question Why in the face of concerted action by Batra and the Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti have publishers been bending over backwards and not standing by their authors And it’s not only publishers: why we might ask did Soli Sorabjee give the kind of interpretation of Kumar’s book that he did Is there more to this than meets the eye Clearly there is Despite the fact that there is worldwide concern that the book has turned into a commodity publishers whether big or small are perceived to be business people with a difference While many may have a commitment to that terrible thing profit most also have a commitment to that nebulous thing knowledge and that even more difficult concept freedom of expression In defence of this it is expected they should be willing to put their lives on the line And yet in recent years especially in India it has become increasingly difficult and expensive for publishers to stand by their commitment to freedom of expression It is not only fanatics like Batra who are opposed to this but also often ordinary citizens politicians business houses and more Witness the record of books that have not been published or have had cases filed against them in recent years: a biography of J Jayalalithaa that has a permanent injunction against its publication in all forms anywhere in the world; a book on the history of Air India which possibly reflects poorly on a minister; one on Shivaji whose publication was greeted with violence; an essay by AK Ramanujan that was removed from the history syllabus of Delhi University; and a book on gas wars in India that had a case slapped against it by a major industrial house But is this kind of thing a serious enough deterrent for publishers to start being careful about what they publish Are not opposition and legal action a part of the world of publishing as much as they are of any other business All three of the publishers targeted by Batra cited similar concerns: the possible threat of violence concern for their employees concern for other authors — and these are all legitimate concerns Even though in his defence Batra may claim that he has never espoused violence there is no guarantee that some off-the-wall fringe group will not take to violence This has happened in the past and will very likely happen again This to my mind is one of the most serious fallouts of what has happened — that we are now guided in our actions as publishers by the fear of what might happen in the future and we are beginning to tailor our publishing to guard against this possibility Why blame only the publisher though The world of writing and publishing is made up of many more people: writers publishers readers and somewhere between those the printers distributors retailers academics universities lawyers judges and most importantly the state I recall that some years ago we published a book entitled Shiv Sena Women Our distributor a reputed firm refused to sell it in Maharashtra for fear of reprisal It’s important to recognise that the Batras of the world do not act alone They are supported by political parties by their overseas counterparts (in this case Hindu interest groups in the United States) and often they take advantage of state inaction Because their actions are politically motivated they are also not consistent Witness this: Batra files a case against Penguin for a Wendy Doniger book He merely sends a letter to Rupa/ Aleph about a similar book by the same author And then he expresses himself “satisfied” with Rupa/ Aleph’s reply that the book is being read by scholars Months later the book is back in the shops and Batra is silent How does Doniger’s On Hinduism become okay and The Hindus: An Alternative History remain the imaginings of a woman crazed for sex Is there a rat to be smelt here No matter what the questions and we must keep asking them the issue is serious When Penguin settled out of court with Batra — and the decision probably had more to do with the Bertelsmann-Penguin merger and the need to clear liabilities than anything else — they set an unfortunate precedent for others If a house the size of Penguin can capitulate what would happen to the smaller independent and not so well resourced publishers What would happen to our commitment to freedom of expression If nothing else the Batra episodes should teach us that self-censorship is an issue we need to address seriously and urgently for it can mean the death of publishing Publishers have begun to talk about forming associations for the freedom to publish It is time writers readers and others fought for the freedom to write and read The writer is founder Zubaan Books For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: November 27 2016 11:45 am The weekend celebration of Mumbai Ballad Estate Festival started on Saturday with some fun games live musical performance and other activities in the presence of actor Kartik Aryan Related News The weekend celebration of Mumbai Ballad Estate Festival started on Saturday with some fun games live musical performance and other activities in the presence of actor Kartik Aryan The “Pyaar Ka Panchnama” fame actor who addressed his fans here and clicked photos with kids during the screening of his film “Pyaar Ka Panchnama 2” said: “This is the first time I am attending Mumbai Ballard Estate Festival and I am loving its vibes” “Kids are playing around so many fun goes are happening people are pouring in with family Since it is in town we can enjoy the old Mumbai beauty — overall it’s a celebration of the spirit of Mumbai and I am enjoying it” he said On fans’ request he even delivered a popular monologue from his film Ballard Estate is an old European style business district situated in the south of Mumbai next to Fort Organised by Ferriswheel the festival is offering a lot to people On noticing the positive response of Mumbaikars Subhra Bhardwaj of Ferriswheel said: “It is my honour to see how vastly the festival is expanding its horizon With such an overwhelming response we are prepared to deliver another action-packed event It is exciting to see how the city comes together and adds glory to the festival” This is the first time Mumbaikars are enjoying the ‘Silent Cinema’ at a festival ground with beanbags and headphones There are series of activities like pet trade flea market food truck fest live entertainment with an ending musical note by Bollywood singer Ash King along with other young singers like Siddharth Slathia and Ambili Menon For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express AppWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: March 15 2017 9:24 pm Diana Penty will be seen playing an NGO worker while Farhan Akhtar will play a prisoner in the movie which is being directed by debutant Ranjit Tiwari Related News Actor Diana Penty has replaced Kriti Sanon in Farhan Akhtar-starrer Lucknow Central which is being produced by Nikhil Advani Earlier Kriti was supposed to play the lead role in the film that will see Farhan in the role of a prisoner Owing to date issues the young actor had to let go of the project Since then there had been rumours of Mirzya actor Saiyami Kher replacing her All the rumours are now put to rest as Diana revealed in a statement about her involvement with the project “I had a meeting with Nikhil Advani and when he told me about Lucknow Central in a brief it immediately piqued my interest The next day I met Ranjit (Tiwari the director) for a full narration of the film and was convinced that this is a story I wanted to be part of We did a reading the day after Before I knew it I had landed the role and was shooting for the look test” she said The Happy Bhaag Jayegi actor will be seen playing an NGO worker in the movie which is being directed by debutant Ranjit Tiwari This is the first time that Diana will share screen space with Farhan Talking about her first meeting with the Rock On 2 actor Diana said “I met Farhan for the first time when we were shooting the look test for Lucknow Central and then when the whole cast came together for a few readings? will be in action. 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