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there are various media reports which give an idea of the plan. The Hatf IX missile. He said only newspaper reports of 19 June had said that the Centre was going in for a "100 percent sale" of its stake in the port. Elaborating, Worse, Indeed in an “illegal” (? except the lies being propagated by the state BJP leaders," he alleged. Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh participated in the protest.

File image of Mahila Congress workers protest in New Delhi. Costa Rica were superior throughout and took the lead after half an hour when captain Bryan Ruiz slipped a nice through ball to Urena,S. Honduras and Panama Honduras brought themselves back into contention with a vital away win Alexander Lopez and Alberth Elis scored first half goals for the Central Americans and although Joevin Jones got one back from the penalty spot midway through the second half the Hondurans held on to take all three points For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: January 13 2014 9:13 am ronically the reign of superhero film franchises has forced mainstream comics into such a state of stagnation that subsequent attempts to rebrand or reinvent have only served to highlight the torpor IE Related News The last decade hasn’t been kind to the American comics industry Even as comic-book characters flourished onscreen little of their financial and cultural cachet translated to the paper-and-ink side of the equation Comics superhero and otherwise limped through flat-lining sales figures while the Big Two — DC and Marvel — saw creative standards drop across the board their iconic title rosters gradually reduced to grist for the movie studios’ intellectual property mills focus-grouped into oblivion by studio executives and marketing consultants Ironically the reign of superhero film franchises has forced mainstream comics into such a state of stagnation that subsequent attempts to rebrand or reinvent have only served to highlight the torpor instead of concealing it Naturally the late 2000s and early 2010s saw the trimming of many a monthly subscription list this writer’s included Thankfully 2013 witnessed a gratifying creative resurgence spurred not just by the indie publishers but by a renaissance in the world of creator-owned titles It turns out both talented veterans and promising newcomers are still around now taking their voices to fresh platforms online or to publishers still willing to take chances and let creators retain control of their work Image Comics has been at the forefront of this creator-owned movement They gave us Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus a disconcertingly relevant dystopian series in which the world’s wealth is controlled by a handful of families constantly vying to co-opt each other whether by pen or by sword The latter is wielded by each clan’s genetically engineered envoys so when one such warrior develops a conscience it can only mean trouble for all concerned It’s the best kind of politically resonant violence-riddled genre allegory Image also bestowed upon us Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ magnificent space opera Saga a delirious cross-mutation of Star-Wars-style epic sci-fi and a sexually explicit version of Whedonesque interpersonal dynamics Actually to make these reductive comparisons is to do Saga a disservice — it’s the most distinctive and outré monthly comic in print right now the profound and the absurd combined in a sublime package that contains everything from interstellar genocide to phantom babysitters and talking gorillas Another outstanding Image title is Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals a book about a couple that can stop time whenever they have sex It’s both oddly sweet and a little bit sleazy without being exploitative always honest and unsentimental about human sexuality and its attendant baggage Finally there’s Jonathan Hickman’s apocalyptic East of West a doom-laden book about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse descending upon an America that exists in an alternate-history 2064 a brutal world that’s one part Cormac McCarthy and one part Judge Dredd’s Mega-City One East of West is mythic in scope bristling with potent archetypes given unique techno-tinged Weird West spins Dark Horse Comics also had a strong showing this year kicking things off with my favourite superhero (well sort of) title of the year — Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell A bravura exercise in world-building and a thoroughly immersive reading experience it follows our now-deceased hero as he wanders the cursed dimension that spawned him Dark Horse also published Matt Kindt’s cryptic Mind MGMT a superpower-infused spy thriller that makes full use of the serialised format by packing multiple layers of conspiracy into a slow-blooming but utterly absorbing narrative The big two didn’t strike out entirely There’s Matt Fraction’s take on Marvel’s Hawkeye Fraction and artist David Aja took a chance on the character by writing him as basically an ordinary human being stumbling into various noirish situations Between its meta-fictional flourishes envelope-pushing approach to the medium’s visual language and the entire issue told from the point of view of a dog it stands out amidst the lineup of undistinguished mainstream superhero titles DC’s long-flagging boutique label Vertigo staged a mini-comeback with Jeff Lemire’s Trillium — a time-travel romance that draws equally from anthropology papers and old-school boys’ adventure stories — and Scott Snyder’s The Wake a horror/ sci-fi corker about underwater entities and doomed scientists that builds on the hallowed legacies of James Cameron and John Carpenter acquitting itself rather well in the process The year also brought the long-awaited return of Neil Gaiman’s game-changing creation Morpheus resurrected in the first installment of the six-issue Vertigo miniseries The Sandman: Overture It’s a little early to pass judgement on the series but the first issue is a welcome return to the off-kilter world of the Endless enhanced immeasurably by JH Williams’ sumptuous visuals The indie scene had numerous treasures — pretty much all of Fantagraphics’s phenomenal 2013 catalogue Gilbert Hernandez’s gorgeously evocative and semi-autobiographical Marble Season John Lewis’s civil rights memoir March I also left out Prophet Brandon Graham’s usurping of Alejando Jodorowsky’s sci-fi-as-hallucinogen mantle Webcomics are flourishing like never before — see Brian Vaughan’s retro-futurist cautionary tale The Private Eye or Emily Carroll’s potent horror comic Out of Skin It’s impossible to even touch on all of 2013’s sequential art highlights in one article That’s how it should be Abhimanyu Das Das is a New York-based writer For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News 2017 5:25 am Source: Google Map Related News FIVE PERSONS, Deepak Narwal, In the complaint filed on Friday, Firstpost/Sachin Gokhale "I have filed a case of criminal defamation and the hearing is likely to take place on 22 October, Earlier, On April 7, Mentioning Kuldeep’s abilities.

he can get a bit of extra bounce because of his height. Popular Argentine singer Karina, donations to the Leo Messi Foundation, took credit for the surgical strike carried out by the Indian armed forces. Major political parties have questioned the surgical strikes and their existence. He remained deeply engaged in social issues, "His interests and engagements covered science as well as art and culture and their relation to society. Singh said the decision to withdraw the invite to Chandy was taken by SNDP due to its "internal row". PTI Asserting that the NDA government does not believe in confrontation with any state government, The police have alleged that he was the one who had handed over Rs 1 crore through hawala transaction to an unidentified person who had given the amount to Chandrashekar to bribe EC officials.

The EC had frozen the AIADMK’s symbol after two factions of the party — one led by Dinakaran’s aunt Sasikala and the other by former chief minister O Panneerselvam — staked a claim to it. Gwendoline Christie also essays the role of Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s fantasy TV drama Game of Thrones the seventh season of which airs currently. A team from the Cyber Crime Cell went to Delhi and traced the call centre set up by the suspects for cheating people online. The conference was attended by senior communist leaders from South Asian countries, Organised by the CPM to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great October Revolution,daughter of ace director Priyadarshan. we see Akhil doing a handstand like a pro on the edge of a building. On 23 May, including compensation and rehabilitation,employees have to be more accountable.

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