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” Vikram said.any such action against Agassi," It will be 25-year-old Konta’s third career WTA Tour final after winning in Stanford and a runner-up in Beijing last year.they were not used partly due to a sense of mutual deterrence and partly due to the realisation that the weapons were not effective instrumentalities to win the war. “non-western” conservation practice which has ensured the preservation of artifacts and sculpture close to their original contexts. "The chief minister is reviewing the draft and it should be introduced (in Delhi Legislative assembly) next week. Without obtaining the burden of agony, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Connecticut | Published: August 25,Pune is followed by Konkan which has five such projects. Pune and Konkan boasts of good infrastructure.

download Indian Express App ? He is also shooting for Nitya Mehra directorial Baar Baar Dekho opposite Katrina Kaif. "It is high time to get off the path of suicidal emissions. Besides the appeal for bail, The slum dwellers come to beat us up when Ute tries to take pictures. we roam Kolkata.an employee. The Congress has also called for a 12-hour strike in Baroa Block tomorrow, Hahahahaha . — KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) August 17 2015 Directed by popular duo Abbas-Mustan the comic family entertainer also stars Elli Avram Manjari Phadnis Simran Kaur Mundi Sai Lokur Arbaaz Khan and Varun Sharma The film is produced by Ratan Jain Ganesh Jain and Abbas-Mustan under their banner Venus Records & Tapes Pvt Ltd in association with Abbas Mustan Films Production Pvt Ltd The film is slated to release on September 25 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 20 2016 3:28 am Checking of outsiders vehicles at Panjab University Chandigarh on Monday April 18 2016 Express Photo by Sahil Walia Related News After students’ organisations of Panjab University (PU) joined hands to speak up against the arrest of Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) president Navaldeep Singh alias Satvinder Singh Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi on Tuesday issued a statement questioning his arrest Navaldeep was arrested by Chandigarh Police on April 7 in connection with a firing that took place at PU where three students were injured After his arrest PUSU members submitted CCTV footage to prove that Navaldeep was being falsely implicated and was not even present in the university at the time of the incident Share This Article Related Article According to a statement issued by Gandhi “Navaldeep’s arrest is not only questionable but highly deplorable too I have been told by several students’ organisations that he was not present at the university campus when the unfortunate firing incident took place Strong evidence of his innocence is present in the public domain and justice must be ensured It looks like Chandigarh Police is under pressure from the Badal government and necessary action must be initiated” Since his arrest PUSU members along with other students’ organisations such as ABVP and NSUI have stood up in solidarity against Navaldeep’s arrest “We also have submitted the receipts of the Ola Cab that Naval took to reach the university on the night of April 7th The firing took place at around 7:30 pm and as per CCTV footage and the receipt of the cab he took it is very clear that Navaldeep reached the university campus after 8 pm” said a PUSU member On April 7 an altercation between leaders of Students’ Organisation of India (SOI) and PUSU had resulted in about eight shots being fired inside the PU campus which eventually resulted in the arrest of two student leaders namely Resham Godhara and Navaldeep Singh An FIR was registered against five leaders and investigation is still ongoing WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: December 8 2016 10:54 pm After Aamir Khan’s comments on intolerance in 2015 the actor landed in a major controversy with Dangal nearing release the last thing he wants is redux of the same situation Top News Aamir Khan is one actor who doesn’t leave you disappointed with his witty and intelligent replies The actor was in the city to speak about his upcoming movie Dangal releasing on December 23 When asked about his thoughts as an artiste on Karan Johar-MNS controversy Aamir took his time and said “I am thinking of an answer that doesn’t get me into trouble I will give you my answer in January” After Aamir’s comments on intolerance in 2015 the actor landed in a major controversy With Dangal nearing release the last thing that Aamir wants is redux of the same situation But one topic on which the actor is eloquent is Dangal When asked if he intends to enter any club with Dangal Aamir said “I don’t have any expectations I hope that people love this film the way we felt while making it” The actor also spoke about demonetisation and said he has not been affected by it personally “It’s mostly people who are dealing in cash who are facing a problem My entire money is in a bank I use credit cards for everything” Aamir Khan has earlier said that he will not promote Dangal on TV The actor clarified and said “We will of course promote Dangal on TV but not on TV shows TV is an important medium for us I have a different logic There are two aspects of marketing – one is to inform people about film’s release date and the other is creating a desire amongst them to watch the movie Being part of a big TV show doesn’t ensure that people will watch your movie Instead our goal is to create a desire Sometimes disappearing can create a desire And people already know about big film releases Yes if we take a small film like Peepli Live to a TV show it will definitely give a boost to its promotion” The behind-the-scene footages of Dangal shows Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Sheikh in their most depleted self and in dire need to drink water much like their onscreen characters On asked in what ways Dangal is unique Aamir said “What attracted me about Dangal were its moments of humour It’s like a Rajkumar Hirani film You are trying to say something but say it in the light-hearted matter The humour is the surface level of that film With Dangal we have the same deadly combination of humour and dramatic moments” Asked if by making a biopic a Bollywood personality overshadows a real life icon Aamir says “We are not promoting our film by taking inspiration from Mahaveer Phogat’s life I am sure Phogat family’s glory will increase tenfold once the film releases I recently heard the Sanjay Dutt biopic script from Rajkumar Hirani and I was blown away by it I am sure Sanjay Dutt will gain more appreciation and fame than Ranbir Kapoor who is playing the character” Aamir is working with four newcomers in Dangal When asked if there has been a difference in their approach he said “All these girls come from city background For them they had to transform themselves in their first film When I was doing Qyamat Se Qyamat Tak I was in my comfort zone I was doing all that was normal for my age But these girls had to learn wrestling and had to adapt themselves into the characters from a small village in Haryana They are as passionate as I was 25 years ago The thirst is same But in this film they are ten steps ahead of me” Aamir Khan is speaking Haryanvi in Dangal “Learning Haryanvi was difficult for me as I was coming out of Bhojpuri zone It took me four months to learn the accent And we have not been 100% strict with the language We have diluted it so that people from the country can understand it” Also read: Dangal title track: The audio of the Aamir Khan film strikes the right kind of chord Aamir also spoke about film collections “One can’t trust newspapers for film collections But a person inside a film industry knows the exact figures of every film” When asked if after all these years if he is still afraid before starting a movie the actor said “I always fear I fear every time I start making a film” Superstar Aamir Khan with international wrestler Geeta Phogat at her wedding with Dangal film cast at Balali village of Charkhi Dadri district on SundayNovember 20 2016: Express Photo Aamir narrated an incident from his movie Lagaan “Everyone in the industry told us that the film is not going not work We were speaking Avadhi wearing dhotis and playing cricket The scenes of cricket were not ending at all My wife Reema told me that she couldn’t understand the language we were speaking in the film how will the audience understand the film There is a scene in the movie where I say ‘Ma ye beda uthake maine kauno galti toh nahikar di hai’ One day me and Ashu ( director Aushutosh) are sitting and I say instinctively ‘Ashu yeh beda uthake hamne kauno galti toh nahi kar di’ I always remember that line So fear is always there And my films are so new and unique that I don’t know where I will end up Fear makes me alert and it also makes me excited about the film” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 15 2014 1:21 am Related News There is now near unanimity that improved “sentiment” after the Narendra Modi-led government took charge at the Centre is yet to translate into concrete investments on the ground This is borne out by official data on gross fixed capital formation and capital goods production — growth in these is either flat or negative Also private corporates including those with sufficient cash reserves still seem reluctant to put money into greenfield projects Whatever the reasons the fact is they aren’t investing That leaves the government: Shouldn’t it take up the slack when no one’s investing But then where’s the money and what happens to the fiscal deficit In this context one potential source — provided it is exploited judiciously and transparently — could be falling international crude prices Since this government’s formation on May 26 petrol prices in Delhi have come down by around Rs 8 per litre or 113 per cent while amounting to Rs 42 (74 per cent) for diesel The fact that the cost of crude imported by Indian refineries has declined even more — by over 42 per cent — only shows the potential for further price cuts India consumes around 8 crore kilo-litres of diesel and 25 crore kilo-litres of petrol annually What if the government instead of allowing retail prices to fall freely imposes a tax A mere Re 1 per litre levy on both fuels can raise Rs 10500 crore a year If current trends in global oil prices hold the scope to mop up much more (say Rs 50000 crore) to finance public investments in a non-inflationary manner without widening fiscal deficits is obvious But hasn’t the government done just that by hiking the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 375 and Rs 250 a litre in two rounds The answer is no because the revenues from these go to the Consolidated Fund of India which bankrolls everything from salaries and pensions to subsidies and some capital expenditures A superior option is a cess The entire proceeds from both the recent excise imposts and future special levies on petrol/diesel should be parked in a separate reserve fund in the Public Account of India These monies — similar to the fuel cess for the Central Roads Fund created by the last NDA government — must exclusively be used for financing railways road and other infrastructure projects Consumers too won’t mind paying a levy that will go towards improving transport infrastructure unlike a general tax on whose use they have no say Also this levy should be for a defined period and not an open-ended one like the education cess For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Prakash Karat | Published: January 7 2016 12:04 am General Secretary of the Communist Party of India Prakash Karat Related News The organisational plenum held by the CPM in Kolkata focused on the organisational steps to be taken to build up the independent strength of the party and to expand its mass base The plenum was a follow up to the 21st congress of the party held in April 2015 The congress which is the party’s highest policymaking body had set out a political line that emphasised the importance of expanding the strength of the party in order to forge a real political alternative — a left and democratic front The CPM which is the largest left party in the country had suffered electoral setbacks particularly in West Bengal and failed to register any worthwhile advance at the all-India level in terms of mass support It was in order to rectify this failure that the party organisation was subjected to a critical examination at the plenum The political challenges before the CPM were spelt out in the party congress There has been a rightward shift in the country’s polity With the advent of the Modi government a rightwing offensive has been unfolding through the aggressive pursuit of neoliberal economic policies and the onslaught of communal forces Fighting this twin offensive projecting a left and democratic alternative platform and building popular movements and struggles were the tasks set out The plenum therefore had to devise ways to revamp the organisational set-up and streamline structures at all levels of the party One of the key themes was how to improve the quality of the party membership in political ideological and organisational terms For the CPM party members and cadres are the backbone of the organisation They have to be politically conscious dedicated and self-sacrificing The plenum broke new ground in insisting that quality can be enhanced only if the social composition apart from the class composition of the membership improves Thus for the first time a decision was taken to set a target for recruiting more women members At present 155 per cent of members are women This is to be increased to 25 per cent in three years The other way of improving quality is to ensure that cadres from the working class poor peasants and agricultural workers get promoted into the leading committees of the party Along with this a planned effort has to be made to promote cadres from Dalit Adivasi and other socially oppressed sections There is no dearth of Dalit members — 203 per cent of the total membership — but their numbers in the middle and higher committees are comparatively low So promoting cadres from socially disadvantaged sections needs conscious planning The CPM and the Left in general have fallen behind somewhat due to changes that have occurred in socio-economic conditions after more than two decades of liberalisation and globalisation Two constituencies where the Left had a traditional appeal — the middle classes and the youth — have been most affected by these changes In the pre-liberalisation era the Left had an appeal for both the middle classes and young people There is a decline in that appeal This is due to two reasons First there is a differentiation within the middle classes with an upper stratum having high incomes and a lifestyle closer to that of the affluent sections of society They see benefits in neoliberal capitalism and can no longer relate to the Left programme Second the problems and concerns of the other strata of the middle classes have undergone changes which have not been properly addressed by the Left The Left organisations are still stuck with the old issues and have not innovated in ways to reach out to them and take their concerns on board In the case of the youth the Left has to reorient its policies and programmes making the concerns and aspirations of the young a central focus Where it has done so it has succeeded but by and large this is an area of neglect The plenum dealt with both these issues of work among the middle classes and the youth Concrete measures have been suggested to step up work among the urban middle classes The party’s youthful component — the number of members below 31 years of age — is hovering just below 20 per cent and guidelines were drawn up to recruit more young men and women and to promote younger cadres at all levels of the party A key slogan that emerged from the plenum is to adopt the mass line to establish live links with the people Mass contact with the people has increasingly become confined to times of elections and when election campaigns are conducted The old communist style of always being with the people learning from the people and then going to the people with the prescriptions for dealing with their problems has to be restored The quality of the party can improve only when there is vibrant inner-party democracy in place This is important not only for the CPM but for the party-based parliamentary democratic system itself Neoliberal politics has further stifled democracy which was already getting narrowed within parties Many parties have a leader-centric organisation or have become family enterprises There is a widespread perception that the communist party is disciplined but not democratic as far as its internal organisation is concerned Actually the CPM which practices democratic centralism has a better record of inner-party democracy The plenum pinpointed certain trends that adversely affect inner-party democracy and suggested steps to remove these defects There is a common misconception that combating communalism means defeating the BJP in elections The electoral struggle alone cannot weaken and isolate communal forces The RSS and its various front organisations are working constantly amongst various sections of society Electoral defeats do not necessarily weaken the influence of communal ideology It is important to wage the battle of ideas to counter Hindutva forces and other brands of communalism As a consistent force against communalism the CPM has to have an organisation capable of conducting ideological struggle among the people The plenum therefore discussed ways to mobilise intellectual and cultural resources for a broad platform against communalism and to step up interventions in the social cultural and educational spheres to inculcate and strengthen secular democratic values The success the CPM has in implementing the organisational tasks set out in the plenum will determine the advance towards building a viable left and democratic alternative in the country The writer is former general secretary of the CPM For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | New Delhi | Published: March 12 2017 10:16 pm Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 12th March 2017 full episode written update: Ishita strongly doubts that Nidhi had come to her clinic Top News Ishita checks with the nurse how Suman looks The nurse says that Suman’s face was covered so she was not able to see her properly Ishita strongly doubts that Nidhi had come to her clinic as Suman because dental details of two people can never be the same Also Suman was not interested in meeting Ishita At Raman’s office Ruhi calls the company to have a partnership for the project which Raman’s company missed due to wrong tenders filed by Adi The company CEO agrees to work together but Adi refuses to head the project Romi handles the situation and they sign an agreement Ruhi finds Adi’s behaviour strange Romi asks her to relax and concentrate on her project Raman asks Romi to shadow Ishita in her investigation Ishita calls the jail to check about Nidhi she gets to know that Nidhi is burnt in the accident and they are sure about it Ishita tells the jailer about the dental details matching but the jailer doesn’t want to believe her and she extends no help The police is trying to investigate more about Gulabo They appoint two policemen to spy on Gualbo who works at Mani’s house Pihu gets a friend request in her account from original Gulabo She thinks that it is Raman so she accepts the friend request Raman is worried as Ishita leaves the clinic hurriedly without informing anyone where she is going Ruhi Adi and company’s finance manager come to meet Raman They tell that company is not able to meet the deadlines as there is a financial crisis Ruhi suggests Raman to not give incentives to the employees till the time company is under crises Once the situation will get okay they will give both incentives and bonus to the employees The finance manager and Adi don’t like the idea they say this way they will demotivate the employees they should think of something else Raman has already been tensed because of Gulabo’s crisis He wants to go with Ruhi’s suggestion Adi gets irked and leaves the discussion The finance manager discusses the matter with Adi personally He requests Adi to ask Raman to rethink as the employees may go on a strike More from the world of Entertainment: Ishita goes to the jailer with the medical details of Suman and Nidhi but she doesn’t get any help from the police She decides to check the post-mortem reports of Nidhi Romi asks Raman to calm down he will take care Ishita Raman tells about Ruhi’s decision He says that he sees himself in Ruhi he was also passionate and full of ideas when he joined the business Adi comes to Raman’s office to discuss about the incentive but when he hears that Raman is so confident about Ruhi’s decision he prefers not to discuss the matter further The manager comes to Adi and wonders how Raman can believe Ruhi over Adi He says that Adi is more experienced but Raman is giving unnecessary attention to Ruhi Also Ruhi is getting all the decision-making powers slowly Adi is disappointed Also read:Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 11th March 2017 full episode written update: Adi gets disappointed when Raman appoints Ruhi the head ofproject Shagun calls Ishita to share her happiness Ishita tells Shagun that Nidhi Chabbra is alive She says that she has a strong feeling that Nidhi is alive as her dental records matched with a new patient’s record Shagun says what Nidhi is alive Trisha hears her and drops the plate Shagun turns and sees her she shouts why Trisha came to her room without knocking Mani comes and asks Shagun what happened Shagun says why Trisha always stays in the house She is Mani’s secretary she should spend time in the office She has caught Trisha listening to her phone calls so many times Mani handles the situation and asks Shagun to relax For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sahoo | Mumbai | Updated: February 24 2017 3:24 pm Students of several schools and colleges attempt to spot birds in their respective campuses (Source: Express photo) Top News “Did you know that we can easily spot a common tailorbird at most places around the city even in your backyard” asks Vidit Gholam a student of Malad In KJ Somaiya College Vidyavihar Nikhil Sathe an MSc student can now tell the difference between the wader group of birds and the coastal birds “While coastal birds are the ones found roosting on seashores or in wetlands the wader group of birds including herons is known to be constantly eating” said Sathe Gholam and Sathe were among a group of students who participated in the Global Backyard Bird Count a project held under the Bird Count India project Between February 17 and 21 students of several schools and colleges attempted to spot birds in their respective campuses (Express Photo) Watch What Else Is Making News: The birds spotted were then added to a global list through a platform called ebird “The data collected will be analysed globally” said Saurabh Sawant the Maharashtra coordinator of the project “There are many species of birds found in urban settlements but they are either neglected or not understood well” said Sawant The global count helps track the species and find the trends of the species in urban spaces “Anybody be it students teachers office-goers can participate in the watch They have to spend at least 15 minutes a day for four days in their backyards or nearby school campuses to spot birds” said Sawant (Express Photo) For students particularly those from schools it is a unique experience “Students find it amusing to be able to spot birds in their surroundings — something that students don’t bother to do usually It is a more exciting experience to be able to identify each species” said Nikita Pimple principal of Rishi Valmiki Eco school in Goregaon a school for the underprivileged The students spotted more than 10 species including Purple-rumped Sunbird and Asian Koel “Students also spotted Blyth’s Reed Warbler [a migrating winter bird] for the first time on the campus” said PimpleThe activity helped students feel closer to the environment “I could learn about the bird diversity around me that I was unaware of before” said Sathe (Express Photo) “Students also learn to conserve the environment When they know that so many birds and animals are dependent on trees they wouldn’t want to cut trees” said Pimple For all the latest Mumbai News 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