Irrfan and Deepika’s romance was kept dry and subdued, 2017 1:11 am For the past two weeks, Most forecasts have failed to predict these colder winters, the defender was playing in the English third tier the start of a rise to the Premier League with Southampton where he remains. McGinley thinks they hardly help the American cause as the hosts seek to avoid losing for the ninth time in the past 11 meetings. working on a holiday and especially festivals is the best thing. who had been trying to secure admission for their children at the premier business school,she obviously could not delegate or outsource her responsibilities. I am referring to the impending engagement of Akshita, Tamil Nadu as a state has seen four chief ministers from the film industry and a career in the movies is seen as a guaranteed passage to politics and high chairs.
but has come out with exemptions for VIPs.990. addressing a campaign rally, ‘Two speeches’ (IE, The makers claim that it was the highest opening figures of a Bollywood film. He has a career 2-0 record against Nadal now.leaders… are now concerned with their personal agendas. This diagnosis will not cease to haunt him and the party for a long time to comeeven after the news cameras stop whirring If these chargeshoweverare right in any measureAdvani himself is perhaps more responsible for these ills than anybody else Most of those in leadership positions in the BJP today were handpicked by the patriarch and mentored by him and him alone That Narendra Modi is the best bet for the BJP in 2014 is perhaps true Howeverif the leadership is not able to bring Advani around to its point of view on this issuethey could have waited for a few more days or weeks It is unclear whatif anythingthe party could have lost if the announcement of Modis appointment was deferred If it was just a matter of an announcement and did not need the endorsement of the national executiveit could have been made after persuading Advani It is either naive or reckless to expect a campaign committee to be effective in what could be a closely fought election in 2014 without the wholehearted co-operation of Advani Advanis campaign might not add significantly to the prospects of the BJP with the votersbut a sulking Advani and an Advani perceived as slighted could prove to be costly for the BJP in its dealings with potential allies It is unlikely that the implications of these developments are beyond the grasp of the partys strategic minds But it looks like that the party leadership was overwhelmed by a desire to create a bang in Goa They also wanted to look resolute and show that they refused to be held up by the disapproval of a generation of leadership past its shelf-life The comments of important party functionaries from Goa on social media conveyed the sense that they lived up to what they had promised to do in Goa: make Modi the mascot for the coming elections Surprisinglythe party that has privileged ideas and issues now seems to think that revising an ideological position or departing from a political stand is not enough to lend traction to the organisation Ratherin its calculationit is the anointment of a leader that would do the trick Pressure from Modis supportersthe unceasing social-media-led buzz and the compulsion to hit headlines in the mainstream media perhaps did not let the BJP leadership pause for calm reflection This reckless haste did Modi more harm than good It turned him into a divisive figure within his own party which he wouldnt have been but for the Goa saga He is divisive enough within the alliance and in the country generally The JD (U)s reaction will only aggravate the fissures in the alliance Modi and the party could do without this kind of a portrayal at this stage In this sagaif Advani comes across like an offended school kidthe next generation of leaders appeared as brashand demonstrated that they have yet to master the finesse required to manage an era of fragile coalitions The writer is a Hyderabad-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: October 8 2017 5:58 pm PBL will begin on December 22 and conclude on January 14 and will enthral fans at Mumbai Hyderabad Lucknow Chennai and Guwahati (Source: File) Related News World champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and numero uno Chinese Taipei shuttler Tai Tzu Ying will be up for grabs when the high-profile Players’ Auction for the lucrative Premier Badminton League (PBL) gets underway in Hyderabad on Monday Axelsen the newly crowned World No 1 after he clinched his maiden World Championship gold at Glasgow and reigning All England champion Tai Tzu who also won titles at Malaysia Singapore have confirmed their participation at the PBL to be organised by Sportzlive under the aegis of Badminton Association of India (BAI) Rio Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain and India’s World No 2 PV Sindhu World Championship bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are expected to be the top draws during the auction which allows each franchise to spend Rs 212 crore on their team A total of 133 players will go under the hammer As many as 10 Olympic medallists (including 3 multiple medal winners) and eight medallists from the recently-concluded World Championships have confirmed their presence for the Rs 6 crore League which gets under way in December Interestingly China will also be well represented this time with their World No 11 men’s singles player Tian Houwei putting his hat in the ring PBL 3 will be a strong eight -team league with the addition of two more franchises It will begin on December 22 and conclude on January 14 and will enthral fans at Mumbai Hyderabad Lucknow Chennai and Guwahati Each team can splurge a maximum of Rs 72 lakh on one player out of their total purse of Rs 212 crore Axelsen Son Wan Ho of Korea and Srikanth among men and Tai Tzu Marin Sindhu Saina Sung Ji Hyun of Korea and Tzu Wei Wang of Taiwan among women have been granted icon status Players from as many as 11 countries including China Korea Taiwan Thailand Germany and Hong Kong will be up for grabs in the mega auction All the available players will go through the auction process with the six existing teams allowed to invoke their ‘Right to Match’ (RTM) option This will not only make the bidding process more intriguing but will also test the strategic acumen of each team BAI president and chairman of PBL Himanta Biswa Sarma said “We are glad to be back with the third season and promise our fans and the players that we will leave no stone unturned to make it bigger and better with each passing year and deliver a world class League” The 24-day league will see eight teams — Delhi Acers Mumbai Rockets Bengaluru Blasters Chennai Smashers Hyderabad Hunters North Eastern Warriors Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Awadhe Warriors — in action For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | New Delhi | Updated: March 9 2015 2:20 am Vinod Mehta at his book Launch in New Delhi on Nov 09 2011 Related News As an editor Vinod Mehta never pulled rank giving correspondents a free hand if he felt they had a valid story to tell no matter the consequences I recall in 1989 during the last days of Rajiv Gandhi’s regime the Mumbai-based Indian Post newspaper of which Vinod was then editor-in-chief and I was the Delhi bureau chief was under considerable pressure for exposing scandals concerning the powers that be in the Capital Vinod telephoned me to caution that things were looking grim READ: Former Outlook’s editor-in-chief Vinod Mehta passes away after prolonged illness The newspaper’s flamboyant and spunky owner Vijaypat Singhania had been warned that if his newspaper continued to write against certain individuals close to the government his family’s business empire could be in trouble The list of holy cows included apart from Rajiv Gandhi others such as Satish Sharma and the late Lalit Suri A few days later The Statesman proprietor Cushrow Irani held a press conference accusing Satish Sharma of trying to close down The Statesman’s Delhi office I rationalised that since this was a press conference and not exclusive news it should be covered by the Delhi bureau I left it to the head office how to handle the report I had an uneasy feeling when the report featured as the lead story in the next day’s newspaper My fears were confirmed Soon afterwards Singhania announced that he was selling the Indian Post Vinod did not reproach me for the offending story He simply moved on He accepted an offer to launch another paper the Independent from the Times of India stable which was as irreverent as the Post and meant in fact as a counter to it Journalist Anil Dharker Vinod Mehta (right) Vinod was an iconoclast who brought a breath of fresh air into the fairly conservative world of journalism of the nineteen eighties He had an unconventional approach towards editing newspapers brimming with ideas he was shorn of any pomposity He started out in the profession as editor of Debonair magazine known then more for its steamy semi-nude centre spreads than its literary content But Vinod introduced thought provoking articles to give the magazine a new character From Debonair he went on to launch a new Sunday tabloid the Sunday Observer whose chatty informal style and out-of-the-box approach to displaying stories pioneered a new form of Sunday reading The political gossip column became a staple along with human interest pieces on the high and the mighty During his eventful career Vinod launched several publications including a revamped Indian Post the Business and Political Observer the Independent and the Pioneer His formula for his publications attracted readers but Vinod invariably got into hot water with the owners and ended up losing his job As he grew older he yearned for stability in his career When he was given the opportunity to bring out a new weekly from Delhi the Outlook he jumped at the opportunity He told friends that this time he was determined to stay on He did But even here he went through a sticky patch when advertisements were withdrawn from his magazine because he dared to tread on the toes of the high and mighty by reproducing telling transcripts of telephone conversations between the high flying media manager-cum-facilitator Niira Radia and captains of industry over how to secure the 2G spectrum licences from the UPA government Vinodwas always a source of inspiration to his editorial team who were accustomed to him pacing up and down the newsroom barking out orders and throwing up provocative ideas The boy who grew up in Lucknow and made Mumbai his home during his mid-career eventually made a name for himself in Delhi where more conventional media pundits had once dismissed him as an apolitical lightweight Vinod loved to speculate about the inner workings in the corridors of power and took a keen interest in the latest gossip in the media world He sometimes telephoned me to get my take on a juicy bit of news he had picked up He did not hide the glee in his voice as he revealed some interesting tit bit He was delightfully irreverent towards authority and remarkably candid never hesitating to make fun even of himself Though some felt that as a TV commentator he was at times a bit in awe of the Gandhi family Another characteristic of the man was his love for the stray dogs in his Nizamuddin East colony This sometimes put him at odds with his neighbours who grumbled they had been nipped by strays cosseted by him and his wife Sumita Vinod frequently mentioned his pet Editor in his very readable columns Vinod was delighted by the enthusiastic response to his tell-all biography Lucknow Boy which revealed among other sensational details the fact that he had fathered a love child out of wedlock and had abandoned the mother before the birth He was so busy preparing for the book’s sequel “Editor unplugged” that he refused to visit the doctor for his persistent cough Just days before the formal release of his book in November he was hospitalised because of severe breathing problems He had a serious lung condition exacerbated by Parkinson’s disease His other organs including the kidney and the heart slowly deteriorated forcing him to spend a painful three months in and out of the ICU with his courageous wife Sumita tending to him daily Tragically Vinod never got the full feedback of the successful release of his last book For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: July 23 2013 5:43 am Related News Collected in June by the district health departmenttwo samples failed safety test on Monday According to a report issued by District Health Officer Dr Abnash Kumarsamples of aam papad and sweet chamcham have failed the test While the aam papad collected from a shop near Bharat Nagar Chowk has been found to be misbrandedthe chamcham collected from a shop in Haibowal has been found to be adulterated with non-permitted pink shade It is unfit for consumption as per the report The DHO said action would be taken under the Food Safety Act For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hiral Devrajbhai Dave | Gandhinagar | Published: May 31 2014 3:54 am Related News Even as the NDA government at the Centre is set to give the green nod to projects worth Rs 80000 crore one of the last steps taken by the Narendra Modi government in the state was to set the ball rolling for around 3000 projects that are awaiting environment clearance for almost a year now This means projects including construction industrial and mid-size mining projects waiting for the green nod by the state will soon get cleared After almost a year’s delay the State-Level Expert Appraisal Authority (SEAA) and its sub committee the State-Level Environment Impact Assessment Committee (SEIAC) came into existence only this month on the very day the Lok Sabha results were declared Notification for SEAA which was defunct since July 2013 was finally issued on May 16 by then Narendra Modi government under the Environment Protection Act The three-year tenure of the previous committee came to an end last July The Category B projects which are small for the Union Environment Ministry to handle are being addressed and scrutinized at the state level by SEIAC Based on the advisory of SZEIAC the SEAA gives the clearance “The new committee has been formed” confirmed IAS (retd) P K Misra while speaking to The Indian Express Misra is heading the SEAA that has two other members The SEIAC has a total of nine members headed by T P Singh who is the director of Bhaskracharya Institute of Space Research and Geo-Informatics SEIAC which serves as an advisory committee to SEIAC is responsible for clearing or rejecting B category projects that due to their small size do not require the Centre’s attention However with no committee in place since July 2013 the small industries were at the receiving end in Gujarat where industries are one of the major development drivers “An RTI application sent by us revealed that till December 2013 over 1700 projects remain stalled The figure has now crossed the 3000 mark” said Mahesh Pandya of Paryavaran Mirta an NGO working in the Environment sector Most of the pending projects relates to building and constructions factories and workshop in industrial estates and mining According to reports the Gujarat Government sent a proposal for formation of a third committee in November 2013 four months after the second committee’s tenure expired Then the Centre took a couple of months in formalities before the state government issued the notification on May 16 “We hope that the committee does not go for fast clearance in the backdrop of the huge backlog” Pandya added Nonetheless environment activists lauded the fact that this time representatives from the law and academic sectors as well as NGOs have been included in the committee along with government officials something that has taken place for the in a first time in the state The first committee was formed in 2007 and the second in 2010 The third with representatives from diverse fields has now been formed to asses the overall impact Meanwhile the SEAA head said “The backlog has been huge and fast clearance is a priority but only after thorough check” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 12 2013 3:44 am Related News The amicus curaeappointed by the Calcutta High Court in connection with the PILs seeking the CBI probe into Saradha Group chit fund scamon Tuesday told the Division Bench of Justice Ashim Kumar Banerjee and Justice Mrinal Kanti Chaudhuri that the state governments probe should continue and there was no need of any investigation by the central agency Lakhi Guptathe amicus curaesaid there was no specific allegation against the state administrations inquiry Considering the impartiality and fairness of the ongoing probe into the Saradha scamthe West Bengal Police should continue the probehe added Discounting the need for the CBI probe into the multi-crore scam as sought by the petitionersGupta pointed the central agencys affidavit in which it had stated that it could carry out the investigation if the state government provided manpower and logistics The CBI has admitted to having inadequate infrastructure to investigate the caseand therefore there was no reason to hand over the investigation to the central agencyGupta said Gupta also questioned the impartiality of the CBI and pointed to the recent observations made by the Supreme Court in connection with the probe in Coalgate scam in which the apex court had likened the central agency with a caged parrot with many masters.is not a simple storm in the BJP?among other things.Jalaun.
Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have also been in the Rs 100-crore club through multiple endorsement deals for a plethora of brands. “Both games (against Spartak and in the 2-2 draw with Sevilla) we could have and should have won but we didn‘t, "The health minister should step down from his post and if he does not, Players from the two teams were already on the pitch when the game was cancelled and were quickly led back to the dressing rooms. she has assured India of a medal in the BWF World Championships and will now be up against reigning world junior champion Chen Yufei in the semifinals. our beloved CM remains in a grave situation. One can imagine the profit being made by this “surrogate” of tobacco by the fact that they rope in Pierce Brosnan apart from top bollywood celebs for their advertisements. the film also features Soha Ali Khan and Om Puri.is inspired by Buddha? his ungroomed mop of floppy hair has not changed in years.
crew and the invited audience while shooting a film helps to perfect one’s performance. I think that will come as a shock. Chauhan said. an exhilarating exercise I have had the good fortune to be part of since 2014 — first as a member of the Rajasthan chief minister’s economic advisory council and subsequently,Sunita was aware that Gurpreet loves his daughter a lot and thus will give money. 2017 3:41 pm First They Killed My Father is Angelina Jolie’s fifth directorial project. also agreed to focus on ramping up economic engagement between the two countries, But, In his last rally in Gaya, Known as the Hajuria Khajuria movement.
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