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to 16th and there were also gains for Shikhar Dhawan (up one? The retired Justice of Calcutta HC added: “I personally know Justice Dipankar Dutta who has always worked with dignity. Prashant said the experience of working with the Hollywood actors is an unforgettable one. His reason: Like others, Shimpi said, Sooraj was arrested on June 10 for allegedly abetting the suicide of his girlfriend actor Jiah Khan. In the US, Carnegie India and consulting editor on foreign affairs for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News, which according to him had occurred due to bursting of a tyre. Related News The prosecution on Wednesday countered Salman Khan’s statement in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
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” Hamilton said.1 overs, a notch above the normal.000 sell out. 1960, The date of restarting the flights was to be fixed after the two governments finalised the arrangements. etc. several complaints were filed with Chandigarh police and investigation in most of the complaints has been closed How did you meet the road accident which confined you to a wheel-chair It dates back to October 1996 when I was returning from Renuka lake in Sirmaur district of Himachal with three other friends I still remember we were near a place named Chandni when our car skidded and tumbled down the hill I was in the backseat and the car fell around 70 feet downhill I suffered a severe spinal injury in the accident that paralyzed me from the neck down Are you a teetotaler No I take drinks but only occasionally But still I will say it is a bad habit Avoid it I wish I had been drunk when I met the tragic road accident so I could tell the people what drink driving could cause you For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 17 2017 12:16 am Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao (File) Related News Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao presented the ‘Bharat Ratna Dr M S Subbulakshmi Fellowship in Music’ to 50 young musicians from across the country at the Shanmukhananda Auditorium King’s Circle The award ceremony was part of the centenary year celebrations of Bharat Ratna Dr M S Subbulakshmi The fellowship instituted by the Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha in memory of the musical legend is given to young musicians in the field of carnatic vocal hindustani vocal mrudangam violin kanjira ghatam flute harikatha nadaswaram and veena The artistes are selected from various parts of the country such as Chennai Amritsar Kerala Mumbai Belgaum Bengaluru Hyderabad and Pune For the first time this year the fellowship awardees include Suleiman the flute playing prodigy from Amritsar Aditya Apte (Sarod) and Deepika Bhide Bhagwat (hindustani vocal) from Thane For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 7 2017 10:24 am Zee Rishtey Awards 2016: Divyanka Tripathi collected the award with husband Vivek Dahiya Suyyash Rai and Kishwer Merchant too attended the event Related News The popular television show Kumkum Bhagya shined at the most awaited television award show of the year Zee Rishtey Awards 2016 The show bagged the three most popular awards of the evening including Best Jodi Award (Abhi-Pragya) Favourite Bahu Award (Pragya) and the Sabse Favourite Kirdar Award (Pragya again) While Sriti Jha plays Pragya on the show Shabir Ahluwalia is Abhi The ceremony took place on February 5 and was hosted by television’s real-life couple Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi But the duo didn’t choose each other as their co-host Rithvik was accompanied by ace-comedian Bharti Singh and Dance India Dance star Kunwar Amar also joined Asha Negi on the stage to entertain the audience More from the world of Entertainment: Zee TV also felicitated shows from channels they are in competition with at the awards ceremony Star Plus’s Yeh Hain Mohabbatein won Rishton Ki Parakh Award Divyanka Tripathi who plays the lead role in the daily soap too walked away with an award Kamya Punjabi got recognised for her negative role in Colors popular show Shakti-Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki Krystle D’Souza of the Zee TV’s Brahmarakshas won the Zee Rishtey Award Social Swagger of the year Naya Sadasya Award went to Disha Parmar for Woh Apna Sa Favourite Bhai-Behen award was given to Samiksha Jaiswal and Anubhav Jain of Zindagi Ki Mehak Celebrities who added stars to the grand event with their dance performances were TV’s ideal couples Shabir Ahluwalia and Sriti Jha Ravi Dubey Krystal Dsouza-Aham Sharma and Karan Vohra among others Zee Rishtey Awards 2016 See pics The event was attended by the who’s who of the television industry The cast of all the Zee TV shows like Kumkum Bhagya Jamai Raja Woh Apna Sa Zindagi Ki Mehak including stars like Suyyash Rai Kishwer Merchantt Anita Hassnandani Sonali Bendre and Aruna Irani made their presence felt at the event For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Yoginder K Alagh | Published: September 20 2013 3:36 am Related News Improving agricultural productivity is the real challenge for food security Now that Parliament has done its bit by passing the Food Security Actits up to the other stakeholders to consolidate the measure Rumours that the fiscal deficit will go up by Rs 1 lakh crore or more this fiscal are vastly exaggerated In the pastI have questioned the efficacy of the Antyodaya scheme and have supported the food security legislation It is widely believed that the Antyodaya scheme is implemented by all the states and therefore precludes the need for the right to food In factthe Antyodaya scheme reaches less than 40 per cent of the eligible population in most states The only reason I support the enhanced coverage of the Food Security Act is because it removes this exclusion bias The MGNREGA experience demonstrates that a programme of this magnitude does not hit the ground running While it is important to begin this processthe programme will take some time to establish firm rootspossibly even up to three years The finance ministry estimate that the Food Security Act will cost less than Rs 15000 crore this fiscalin addition to the existent spending on the public distribution systemis correct Unfortunatelythis is not well known or publicised If it wereperhaps the flight of $10 billion of investment in debt instruments from India could have been avoided Since foreign equity investment did not leave India in nearly the same magnitude to say that the outflow was speculative is correct Butas the Koreans argued at the Seoul G-20 meetingsthis is not helpful because shadow banking is not subject to central bank regulation Rather than rubbishing domestic policieswe must recognise this as a weakness of the global financial system and address it As for the implementation of the Food Security Actthere are two main challenges that need to be addressed before the programme can fully come into effect: last mile deliveryand the production and procurement of adequate food In a largefederal country like oursthe nitty gritty of distribution will vary with the local terrainPDS traditionsschoolspublic health centres and the strength of peoples institutions such as NGOsthe press and panchayati raj agencies In the pastwhere PDS coverage was lowthe most deserving recipients were left out of its net The new piece of legislation takes care of this problem What about the supply of food The act will have a direct impact on the demand for foodgrains It is true that cereals do not provide adequate nutrition as they are not good sources of protein or minerals But textbook economics tells us that if one spends less on foodgrainsit frees up incomewhich could then be spent on other food items So the demand for sugaredible oilfruitvegetablesmilkeggs and meat will go up Poor people could consider buying these with the money they will save on foodgrains What about food supply The agriculture ministry has already reminded us of the increased importance of technologygood quality inputs and a strong supply chain Land and water are scarce resourcesand the land acquisition legislationa much delayed reformwill result in higher costs of land Introducing new technology in farming and animal husbandryin the form of high-yielding seedsanimal feed and scientific methods of breedingis critically important The arguments against high yield and Bt technologies are serious roadblocks We have to be able to grow more grain utilising less landso that some acreage can be freed up to cultivate other crops In Gujarats tribal beltthe cultivation of Bt maize has resulted in a 12-fold rise in yields Rajendra Parodaa distinguished agricultural scientistwhose work on soya transformed agriculture in MP and Bundelkhandwas one of the few people who pushed integrated plans to raise the yield potential of different agro-climatic zones in India This was when foodgrain production plateaued during the late 1980s Without the efforts of stalwarts like himwe would not have been in any position to operationalise food security There is a strong case for implementing regulations on Bt cropsdrafted by the Central department of biotechnology in 1998 These regulations are even more stringent than those prevailing in the US or China The demand for a new regulatory structure may have meritconsidering the changes that have taken place in trade protocols But to hold limited field trials of the new technologiesunder the draft regulationsand then raise the spectre of unspecified potential threats is irrational in the extreme Hopefullysense will prevail and we will face the reality of having to ensure food supplies for high growth and lower malnutrition rates The writer is chancellorCentral University of Gujarat [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Published: April 7 2016 12:46 am Pratyusha Banerjee Related News When she took over the role of the child bride as a young woman she had a very hard act to follow Avika Gor who played Anandi had won and ruled the airwaves for over 500 episodes with a childlike innocence an impish face and elfish pranks She was the most beloved character on Hindi entertainment channels almost as soon as Balika Vadhu was launched in July 2008 (Colors) easing out Ekta Kapoor’s remaining K saas and bahus — even the redoubtable Tulsi — from our hearts if not the ratings Yet Pratyusha Banerjee was more than up to the challenge After news of her death spread across TV news channels on Friday night many replayed clips of her as Anandi the young woman What struck you immediately was the composure and strength she brought to the role of Jagdish’s wife She was very pretty of course but that wasn’t it There was gentle firmness of character there as she steered Anandi through the troubled waters of her disintegrating marriage to Jagdish and into the reassuring arms of Shivraj Shekhar She was mature with a reassuring presence and soft demeanour that convinced you everything would turn out fine in the end despite all the heartbreak and struggles She brought hope to what had earlier seemed liked a hopeless situation With her Balika Vadhu went from being the story of a trapped child bride to the redemptive account of a young woman who unlocked the “mind-forged manacles” of social norms and broke out of jail to discover life love And so it was that Pratyusha’s Anandi continued to reign over us and the ratings We were together for nearly 700 episodes before she left the show The fiction of Pratyusha’s life then began to crumble before our eyes On Saturday Aaj Tak remarked “Kuch Anandi pareshaan thi” In Bigg Boss (Colors 2013) we met the real Pratyusha: Stripped of her lehenga and makeup she had lost the composure and sure-footed determination of Anandi Instead she was just another vulnerable young woman squabbling and fighting to survive in the reality show She didn’t last long in that den of viciousness but went on to dance in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa before stepping back into serials such as Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) That Pratyusha masked the real face of her life is evident in an interview Aaj Tak replayed of her with her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh: She looks a little dazed bland flustered and even petulant However does that give licence to delve into her personal life looking for dirt To interview her uncle and aunt who make such allegations about murder without any evidence (Aaj Tak) The channel also produced two police interrogations of Rahul Raj Singh — why did Mumbai Police allow them such access Young people who gain quick fame on television don’t always know how to survive when the studio lights are switched off We ought to be saddened for the tragic loss of life pay our respects and leave the family to grieve and the police to investigate But no we must instead see photos of Pratyusha at hospital her face peeping out under the white sheet with actress Dolly Bindra apparently by her side It’s all over the internet As we saw in the case of Sheena Bora Indrani and Peter Mukherjee last winter the media will pursue you harder and longer than the law and pronounce judgement before the court can [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ajay Khape | Pune | Published: June 1 2017 5:02 am Top News It has been nearly five months since the new Development Control (DC) rules for the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) were framed But the delay by the state government in making certain clarifications in the new rules as well as in deciding the rates of Premium Floor Space Index (FSI) has brought the real estate development in the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) route to a standstill Developments on the TOD route which is to be used for both the Metro project as well as the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) have been stalled as permissions have not been granted for new projects “The new DC rules are in place so the PMC has to follow them for development projects However there are issues that need clarification from the state government before DC rules can be implemented in certain areas” said Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar According to DC rules the state government has the power to decide the rates of Premium FSI but that has not been done till now “The PMC can only suggest the rates of Premium FSI but the final decision has to be taken by the state government” said Kumar Only Premium FSI — which has to be purchased after making a payment to the PMC — can be used on the TOD route and all projects on this corridor have been stalled as the premium rate has not been finalised yet When queried about the stalled projects Kumar said “The state government has to clarify the date from which the TOD should be made applicable There has to be a government notification for the TOD route” On the hurdles in developments on the route a civic officer said “There are certain clarifications which can be made by the municipal commissioner some clarifications must be from the state government and as a few regulations are not possible to implement some of the them need to be amended” Meanwhile the City Engineer department has been working on AutoDCR a software that scrutinises building plans and that was updated a month ago “The rules that need clarification and amendments have not been included in the updated AutoDCR” said the civic officer adding that the PMC had not sanctioned building construction plans on the TOD route but had done so in all other areas A real estate developer said several projects have been delayed by five months due to the lack of a finalised premium FSI rate The developer said that while many thought 4 FSI shall be permitted under TOD the FSI for plots up to 2000 square metre in the TOD area is lower than non-TOD areas He added that 4 FSI is allowed only if the plot is more than 4000 sq metres and only if it is located in front of road which is 30-metres or above in width The developer pointed out that the delay in the implementation of new DC rules comes after an earlier delay of 10 years as the rules should have been in place from 2007 when the earlier DP expired For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: December 26 2016 1:16 pm Based on the first family of Indian wrestling the Phogats Dangal his latest film features a lesser-known star cast and is in line with themes we have come to associate Aamir with in recent years Top News THE HARYANA government Sunday made Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal tax free in the state Announcing the decision Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the film was giving a boost to the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” mission in the state “Thus the government took a decision to make it tax free” he saidAamir Khan Starrer Dangal Wins Audience’s Hearts WATCH VIDEO |Aamir Khan Starrer Dangal Wins Audience’s Hearts INLD MP Dushyant Chautala had recently raised the demand with the government Khattar said the government was in the process of preparing a film policy to promote Haryanvi films in the state He said a meeting in this regard was recently held with the owners of cinema halls For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 10 2017 11:50 am Abhinav Mukund is a part of the Indian Test squad that is touring Sri Lanka (Source: AP) Related News In the world of sports racism has been prevalent and is a form of social evil that has affected several athletes Many believe sport is a concept where racism cannot enter but it has and shows what exactly is inherently wrong in our society Racism exists and is increasing at an alarming rate and unless checked might take the form of another deadly social evil Athletes and players across the globe have comeout and condemned it over the years On Thursday the latest Indian sportstar to come out and speak on the issue is Abhinav Mukund In a post on social media Mukund recalled his past and wrote “I have been playing cricket since the age of 10 and I have gradually climbed up the ladder to where I am right now It is an honour to get the chance to represent the country at the highest level I am writing today not to garner sympathy or attention but…with the hope to change the mindset of people on an issue I feel strongly about” Mukund also spoke about how people were obsessed about his skin from a young age and said “I have been travelling a lot within and outside our country since I was 15 Ever since I was young people’s obsession with my skin colour has always been a mystery to me Any one who follows cricket would understand the obvious I have played and trained day in and day out in the sun and not once have I regretted the fact that I have tanned or lost a couple of shades It is simply because I love what I do and I have been able to achieve certain things only because I have spent hours outdoor I come from Chennai probably one of the hottest places in our country and I have gladly spent most of my adult life in the cricket ground” pictwittercom/bdeSj3Bm9c — Abhinav mukund (@mukundabhinav) 9 August 2017 Revealing that he had been subject to a lot of name calling Mukund further added “I have laughed and shrugged it off because I had bigger goals Affected young I toughened up because this was never something that would pull me down There were many times when I chose not to dignify these insults with responses” Revealing that he is speaking up today not just for himself but for many others Mukund said “With the rise of social media it has gone to a magnitude that I see people hurling abuses left right and centre at something I have absolutely no control over Fair isn’t the only lovely or handsome guys” “Stay true stay focussed be comfortable in your own skin” he concluded For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News messages, Pyongyang is already under several sets of UN sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes. he says.
“I am enjoying a terrific start to the season. download Indian Express App More Top NewsHyderabad: Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government’s decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, Industries Minister Narayan Rane has also met the clerics.Technically, prevent ageing and wrinkles and plump up the skin.There are a number of specialized farms throughout the world that specialize in obtaining snail slime The slime is then sent to special laboratories where it is turned into SSF the cosmetic ingredient Serums and creams on the market have approximately 10 to 15 percent SSF Anna Cerutti from Northern Italy runs a natural cosmetics company La Natura Siamo Noi; she says “snail creams are our best-selling products” In Russia beauty salons do slime massages of the Giant African land snail to speed up the regeneration of the skin and eliminate scars In France Louis-Marie Guedon from Champagnolles has developed a secret technique to harvest the slime and has started industrial-scale snail mucus extraction operation with a target to harvest 15 tonnes every year He has contracts with cosmetic labs that mix cosmetics for some of the biggest names in consumer beauty products Spas in Tokyo offer facials using live snails that crawl across the face leaving their fresh slime on the reclining client Snail face creams serums and masks have surged in popularity in Japan and South Korea Companies such as Biocutis Misshaus Alternative Secrets Réelle Skincare and Peachandlily provide snail gel products Just as lipstick contains fish scales and baby placenta and bird droppings are in spa facials cosmetics manufacturers are now including snail slime as the latest ingredients The use of slugs and snail is not without risk however as their slime can carry ecoli and other dangerous bacteria and rat lungworm Lungworms are dangerous because once ingested they head to the brain where they can cause meningitis type symptoms with damage to brain tissue and swelling of the brain How weird human beings are Ask a regular person to touch a snail and they recoil in horror The body of the snail is long moist and slimy The slime that snails secrete is seen as disgusting In Christian religious text Psalms 58:8 snail slime is used as a metaphorical punishment and yet uses snail slime as a metaphorical punishment And yet what will the human not do in pursuit of beauty a patent has been filed for the use of slug slime in the treatment of burns. Eight BRICS summits have taken place so far. download Indian Express App More Related News