who limped off late on and was a doubt for Tuesday’s match.com/GePuOpdmUp — ANI (@ANI_news) April 14, the city experienced a wave of Palestinian stabbings in late 2015 in part because of growing numbers of visits by Jewish nationalists to the Temple Mount, we have proposed very less increase. "I have never seen anything like it, “Made between 1959 and 1968,” Barman added. The police investigation corroborated facts in suicide notes which show Cosmos Group’s chief Parmar was subjected to harassment by four corporators even after being paid huge bribes. and actor Anupam Kher had lashed out at the BJP while supporting Anna Hazare. one of AAP’s newest members. HT also reported that Anupam Kher stayed out of the war of tweets between the ladies only retweeting his wife’s tweets Recently BJP activists greeted the Khers with black flags and eggs as they arrived in Chandigarh to commence campaigning The protestors said that Kirron Kher was an outsider They also attempted to disrupt her arrival at the BJP office there Read more on the Panag-Kher tweet war here By: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: April 22 2017 5:28 am Top News Close on the heels of arrest of seven persons in Botad for “boycotting” the Dalits at a village a 37-year-old anganwadi worker from Liya village of Ahmedabad district attempted suicide on Friday by consuming phenyl at the collectorate protesting alleged harassment by an upper-caste man from her village and non-cooperation from the district and the police administration The incident happened in the afternoon when Bhaniben Parmar consumed phenyl inside the Collector’s office She was rushed to Ahmedabad Civil Hospital where her condition is reportedly out of danger According to Revabhai Bhaniben’s husband “We are being harassed by one Khodabhai Patel on various counts He was against a mass-dining of all the communities that we held recently at the village He has also been nursing a grievance against us for lodging a complaint against his wife who had filed a nomination from a reserved seat of Gram Panchayat sometime ago The nomination was rejected” Revabhai a labourer at an automobile company near Sanand said that Khodabhai had also lodged a complaint of corruption in Anganwadi against Bhaniben but it was rejected after an inquiry He said Khodabhai continues to harass his family by threatening to harm their two daughters Revabhai said that they had gone to lodge a police complaint against Khodabhai but police did not register it On Friday Bhaniben had gone to Ahmedabad Collector’s office to make a representation However she consumed phenyl there Collector Avantika Singh Aulakh said “We have forwarded her grievances to the district police and the SDM” On non-registration of the complaint of harassment by police Ahmedabad (Rural) SP R V Asari said “Their complaint was being inquired into by a DSP who had then asked them to get the complaint registered But no one turned up” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bhaskar Dutta | Published: July 24 2014 12:16 am There are verbal assurances to drastically reform the major subsidies on food petroleum and fertilisers a commitment to introduce the goods and services tax and to take the economy to a higher growth path But how will these be executed Source: CR Sasikumar Related News The PPP approach for instance hasn’t taken off in India so far How can that be remedied Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s maiden budget was not an ordinary one Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s very effective electoral campaign along with his promise of better days to come raised high expectations amongst a surprisingly large section of the population There was also the feeling that since the BJP had won an absolute majority of seats in the Lok Sabha it could carry out any set of bold policies without having to succumb to undue pressures from coalition partners These feelings were perhaps strengthened when the government bit the bullet and raised fuel prices soon after assuming office Surely this was a government that meant business Since the budget was going to be the first major policy statement of the current government these expectations resulted in most people looking to a budget that would represent a paradigm shift Anything less would be a severe let-down Even his most loyal supporters must admit that the budget seen from this perspective has come as a big disappointment However they can point out with some justification that the ground realities meant that Jaitley’s options were limited The economy is showing signs of revival but the prospects of recovery are threatened by this year’s monsoon which is now almost certain to be deficient In addition the Iraq crisis has caused crude prices to shoot up and this will inevitably result in higher domestic fuel prices Low agricultural production and higher fuel costs both spell bad news as far as inflationary pressures are concerned So there are trade-offs between an expansionary fiscal policy and higher inflation Jaitley has decided in favour of fiscal prudence and produced a budget not very different from the interim budget formulated by his predecessor Indeed a common refrain heard immediately after the budget speech was that this could well have been a UPA budget This is not totally surprising since the set of senior bureaucrats in the finance ministry who presumably play an important role in the preparation of the budget remains the same And Jaitley himself has been at the helm only for a few weeks The macro figures of receipts and expenditure are of the same order of magnitude to those in the interim budget with aggregate expenditure slightly higher and receipts marginally lower The composition of taxes too is more or less the same Jaitley has also decided to stick to the interim budget fiscal deficit target of 41 per cent of GDP This has raised quite a few eyebrows because the overwhelming majority of people including Jaitley himself had felt that the interim budget fiscal deficit target was infeasible In particular tax revenue receipts are assumed to increase at just below 20 per cent despite a growth rate of just slightly higher than 5 per cent and inflation hopefully no more than 8-9 per cent So tax receipts are assumed to grow at a significantly higher rate than nominal GDP He hopes to cover the gap by a larger disinvestment target Also Jaitley has allocated relatively small sums between Rs 100 crore to an inordinately large number of projects Most of them may be in the nature of pilot projects and expenditure on these items will probably be less than the allocation by the end of the financial year But clearly Jaitley has changed his views about what is feasible and what is not Many others remain doubting Thomases A distinctive feature of the budget is the relatively large allocation to infrastructure Consistent with the prime minister’s oft-repeated statements about the need to construct an improved system of highways the budget sets aside a sum of Rs 37000 crore for roads and highways Ports rural power infrastructure and rural warehousing will also be major beneficiaries A national electricity fund was announced to help power distribution companies Since budgetary resources are vastly inadequate given the scale of financial resources required to construct adequate infrastructure the finance minister has opted to go the public-private partnership (PPP) route Both the budget document as well as Jaitley’s speech have multiple references to the need to raise funding through the PPP mode An allocation of Rs 500 crore has been made to set up an institution that will help execute PPP projects However the PPP approach has not really taken off in India for various reasons What was missing in the budget speech was an awareness of the additional steps that need to be taken in order to make this initiative a successful one The BJP has of course declared its opposition to foreign direct investment in the retail sector perhaps in order to satisfy small traders who constitute an important vote bank However it was a pleasant surprise to see that the government has an open mind about FDI in general In particular Jaitley has increased FDI limits in several sectors such as insurance defence production and realty FDI flows will be a much-needed additional source of investment in the economy What has proved to be a big disappointment is the failure to either take a stand on important issues or provide details about future policies For instance Jaitley has not explicitly ruled out recourse to retrospective taxation Indeed some have pointed out that the current budget commits a new transgression for existing holders of debt mutual funds There are verbal assurances to drastically reform the major subsidies on food petroleum and fertilisers a commitment to introduce the goods and services tax and of course to take the economy to a higher growth path But how will these be executed Will we soon move to a regime of market-determined prices of petroleum products Will Aadhaar be used to provide cash transfers as partial substitutes to food subsidies Above all neither the budget document nor the budget speech provides any clue about the government’s vision on growth and distribution In particular will there be exclusive reliance on growth and the trickle-down process to reduce poverty The writer is professor Department of Economics University of Warwick UK For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Chandan Haygunde Sushant Kulkarni | Pune | Published: April 1 2017 4:29 am Top News THE Wadgaon Maval court on Wednesday granted bail to Santoshkumar Akhileshwarprasad Gupta (24) the only suspect arrested in connection with the murder of software engineer Antara Debanand Das Das (23) an employee of Capgemini in Talawade was stabbed to death near her office on December 23 last year Judicial Magistrate (First Class) H Y Kawale also slammed the police for not filing a chargesheet in the case within the stipulated time limit of 90 days The court has issued a show cause notice to the investigation officer (IO) asking him to explain why the chargesheet was not filed and why he should not be held responsible for “disregard towards his duty in not filing the report” inspite of the serious nature of the offence “The IO should file his clarification with a supporting affidavit within 15 days on receipt of this order If the IO fails to do so it will be deemed that the IO has nothing to say and necessary legal steps will be taken against him” the order stated However the court also gave police permission to conduct a narco-analysis test on Gupta The court also directed Gupta to visit the Dehu Road police station every Sunday at 11 am till the chargesheet in the case is filed He has also been forbidden from leaving the country without prior permission Gupta’s lawyer Anup Pande said:“Police have no evidence against him… he has willingly agreed to undergo a narco analysis test Police had filed an application seeking 45 days’ time to file the chargesheet but the court rejected the application” Gupta an IT professional and a native of Bhojpur district in Bihar is currently lodged in Yerwada jail Das had been attacked while she was walking through Canbay square near her work place in Talawade at 830 pm on December 23 last year The assailant had stabbed her multiple times with a sharp weapon Antara who hailed from West Bengal had met Gupta in Bengaluru in 2015 Antara later moved to Pune and joined Capgemini in April 2016 She lived as a paying guest in Nigdi-Pradhikaran area Gupta allegedly started harassing Antara by calling her up and proposing to her Antara had blocked his number but he kept calling her from other numbers After her murder her family informed police who arrested Gupta on December 28 under sections 302 (murder) 120 (b) 23 of the IPC During investigation it was revealed that Gupta was not in Pune on the day of the murder For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsKolkata: The Congress on Monday said that a party delegation will visit the communal violence-hit Baduria in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Tuesday as the situation there has now normalised "The situation in Baduria is normal now So there is no reason for not going there We would send a party delegation there on Tuesday to assess the condition of affected families in the region" state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury said Representational image Reuters Chowdhury said his party’s North 24 Parganas district leadership has handed over a letter to the district authorities seeking permission to visit the violence-affected areas Taking a swipe at the state administration for not letting the team in Baduria on 7 July the Congress leader said political activities were important in the region to bring back the normal democratic environment "Political activities and engagements are necessary to bring back normalcy in the region The police unnecessarily barred us from going there We wanted to assure the locals of safety and tell them that we are with them in their tough times" Chowdhury added The situation in the riot-hit Baduria town remained peaceful on Monday as no untoward incidents had been reported so far the police said The shops were open and people came out on the streets amid tight security and vigil by the state police and paramilitary forces Clashes broke out between the members of two communities in Baduria last week after a provocative social media post went viral Although the youth involved with the social post was arrested and the post deleted trouble broke out and spread to several areas with trees felled to put up road blockades vehicles including those of police and houses torched and shops damaged A few police personnel were injured in the clashes and the central government rushed 400 paramilitary personnel to the area to control the situation One of my neighbours a nodding acquaintance really is deeply troubled Her mother went missing from their village home when she was around eight her father never bothered to look for her mother but went and got married instead she was packed off to an uncle who brought her up My neighbour now a grandmother is suddenly determined to find her long-lost mother She went to the police who did what they do best turn a deaf ear A few days ago she came to me to launch a press campaign When I pleaded helplessness she brought out her brahmasatra: Then I will go to Didi Mamata Banerjee will not turn me away She could well be right Just the other day a young girl who was being forced into marriage by her parents somehow found her way to the chief minister’s doorstep Her wedding plans were cancelled Mamata Banerjee’s caring responsive image was duly burnished and got full publicity from a now-pliant press This is the best of times this is the worst of times for the residents of West Bengal Things move problems are solved at times the impossible is achieved police take action citizens get relief but only if you get the chief minister’s attention Otherwise your fate may well be that of Santosh Kumar Lodh lying bedridden and almost comatose in a crumbling house Lodh had plans to repair his Salt Lake home last winter Salt Lake has its own municipality but is for all practical purposes a part of Kolkata Work finally began in the Lodh house in March – only to be halted within days by the henchmen of local councillor Anindya Chattopadhyay Then came the demand from the councillor himself: pay Rs 12 lakh if you want work on your house to continue which according to his daughter led to Santosh Lodh’s stroke paralysing him and robbing him of his speech Lodh had tried the usual course of invoking help from ‘influential’ connections including Trinamool MP Sudip Bandopadhyay getting his powerful allies to write letters on his behalf and of course complaining to the police Nothing happened His house still awaits the necessary repairs After all Anindya Chattopadhyay was a councillor of the ruling Trinamool Congress Not just any councillor too He had earned his fifteen minutes of fame in the 2015 Salt Lake municipal elections when he beat up an elderly voter practically in front of television cameras and still went on to win the elections Anindya Chattopadhyay’s patron saint in the party is (most likely ‘was’) Sabyasachi Datta who earned his own fifteen minutes of fame before the recent Assembly elections when a sting operation found him saying on camera how Calcutta’s infamous builders syndicates were his source of strength and how onerisked the party’s very existence if theytried to put an end to the notorious ‘syndicate raj’ But sometimes the wheels of justice do grind Anindya Chattopadhyay for whom no one was too small or too big to extort demanded Rs 15 lakh from another Salt Lake resident who alsowanted to get his house repaired Unfortunately for Chattopadhyay the owner of this house happened to be a close friend of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Not that that helped well atleast till some young men went berserk before Eid in Dhaka A file photo of Mamata Banerjee PTI When West Bengal’s chief minister called up the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to express her sympathies for the tragedy at the Holey Artisan Cafe she learnt some home truths instead Sheikh Hasina told her about the troubles her friend Arunabha Mukherjee was facing at the hands of Anindya Chattopadhyay Mamata Banerjee swung into action only to be stymied by a legal loophole Sheikh Hasina’s friend who had written letters of complaint to the chief minister’s office and other such relevant places had never lodged a formal police complaint But if the chief minister wishes the police can deliver They dug up Santosh Lodh’s complaint that had been gathering dust for the last four months marched up to Anindya Chattopadhyay’s home on Tuesday morning and promptly arrested him on at least six counts ranging from extortion to murderous threats and conspiracy Santosh Lodh’s daughter cannot make out if her father has been able to comprehend the turn of events Party loyalists are on an overdrive to spread the message that this is Mamata Banerjee mark-II a re-elected (with a thumping majority) rejuvenated new and improved chief minister who will not let any unfairness any injustice pass unhindered “I will not tolerate such things” she has reportedly told her party By letting a party councillor be arrested she has conveyed to one and all that no one — however high or low— will be allowed to get away with any wrongdoing Of course only if she gets to hear about it in the first place But how many of us will be able to reach her ears is the big question There is no system to fall back upon Other elected representatives the administration the police no one nothing moves unless she says so Even at the panchayat level fearing a repetition of the CPI(M)’s rule of terror and corruption the chief minister has bypassed elected leaders preferring to operate through appointed officers In practical terms this means constant visits by her and her team of bureaucrats to each and every district where she listens to people’s woes and orders the administration to do what needs to be done The result: no one not even the block development officer moves a finger unless ordered to do so by the chief minister herself This is how it works all the way up to Nabanna the state secretariat itself The chief minister is said to have admitted that she has to deal with several letters every day complaining about the highhandedness and illegal activities of lower-level party functionaries especially municipality councillors Mamata Banerjee would like us to believe that she herself is quite unaware of the perils of the system she has put in place so assiduously and with such determination According to a report in Bengal’s largest circulating newspaper the Anandabazar Patrika the chief minister has expressed perplexity at how such corrupt councillors and legislators get elected time after time (a la Anindya Chattopadhyay) Does the chief minister really have no clue that people didn’t elect Anindya Chattopadhyay theyelected Mamata Banerjee in every elected position in the state She evenasked people to vote for her in all 294 Assembly seats irrespective of whoever was the candidate She knows all this too well and acts accordingly – she is the state By: Tech Desk | Updated: July 9 2016 11:58 am Spero’s top end model can do 100 kms in a single charge Top News India’s first crowdfunded eco-friendly electric bike – Spero has been 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For all the latest Pune News,85 lakh to the MC. do you know who our sitting corporators are?” asked Hari at the meeting in Maldhari Chowk of Nehrunagar Private area a relatively poor neighbourhood in otherwise posh locality of Ward No11 The meeting attended by Congress candidates Parul Der Vasant Malvi Ghanshyamsinh Jadeja and Paresh Harsonda was held minutes before time for electioneering for the November 22 election ended at 5 pm Half an hour before the meeting began at 4:30 pm three men with delivery bags reached Maldhari Chowk They were there to deliver cups of ice-cream ordered by Congress candidates While a goodly crowd of women did listen to what the candidates spoke the focus of children turned to the ice-cream cups once the bags were opened Jadeja who runs a plastic moulding factory began his speech echoing Hari “When Haribhai has given you so much confidence about us we shall not breach that confidence We shall act as 108 emergency service You have given them (BJP) 15 years I request you all to give us just five years And you all know they (BJP leaders) are habituated to tell lies and repeat them frequently” he said drawing parallels with an ambulance service that was introduced during the BJP-rule in Gujarat While Jadeja was delivering his speech young volunteers started distributing cups of ice-cream among children who were seated in front of the candidates This led to a commotion and Munnabhai Der a Congress worker asked teenager boys to stop distribution “Nobody will listen to what is being said if we serve ice-crime at this time So stop it now” he ordered Hari then invited Parul’s husband Vasur Der to address the meeting on her behalf and signalled to the women crowd to clap “You all know that after I was elected to Nana Mava village panchayat we had ensured that societies get internal roads We shall continue to work for the development of the area” Der a real estate developer said Der’s son Suraj is general secretary of Gujarat unit of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) the students’ wing of Congress However after Vasur finished his address Parul rose from her seat and took the microphone evoking spontaneous applause from the gathering “First of all I wish a happy new year to you all We need better roads in our area But we shall be able to do that only if you vote for us on November 22 I am sure you will vote for me and will not disappoint me” she concluded Suresh Ganatra a resident of Ramvihar Society in the area alleged irregularities by the RMC in awarding contracts for various work during the rule of BJP Girish Bhayani another leader from Ramvihar Society hinted at the Patidar agitation “You have seen in the last few years what BJP does There is an opportunity now to elect new leaders The atmosphere is there We have four candidates who are eager to work plus Vasurbhai is always there for us” he said appealing the crowd to vote for Congress At the end of the meeting when distribution of ice-cream was in full-swing Hari made one last offer “You may enjoy your cup of ice cream today But I assure you that our candidates will offer you ‘ganthiya’ and tea any time you go to meet them in future You can see for yourself that Vasurbhai has his office here and tea stall is right adjacent to it” he blared pointing to Der’s office in the backdrop Ward No11 is dominated by the Patidars and is believed to be a BJP strong-hold However it had seen worst violence in the city after police lathi-charged a Patidar rally in Ahmedabad for demanding OBC status and reservation in August this year Sitting BJP corporators Bhikha Vasoya who is also president of Rajkot city unit of the BJP and Raju Boricha are seeking re-election from this ward But they were confronted by the Patidar women of Rajdeep Society at an election meeting on Wednesday over provision of drinking water and garbage collection Thaltej Ahmedabad In contrast to BJP’s campaign in Thaltej ward of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Congress poll meeting in the same ward on Thursday night was a low-key affair right from the size of gathering speakers venue and arrangements The 30-minute meeting started with a brief introduction of the Congress panel of candidates from Thaltej ward that is under Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s Ghatlodiya Assembly constituency and is dominated by the Patidar voters (majority form north Gujarat including Mehsana and settled in the this newly-developed area) with a rough count of 18000-20000 out of nearly 80000 voters Calling for a “change” in regime the Congress leaders not only negated BJP’s development claims criticising the projects like Bus Rapid Transit System and the burden of high taxation during BJP’s 14 year-rule the partymen also raised the issue of the Patidar agitation to stress up how “BJP has been using force” to curb dissent in the state Drawing an analogy with Narendra Modi’s remarks of chest measuring 56-inch Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) secretary Shashikant Patel said “This 56-inch chest means 3 seats in Delhi and 53 in Bihar for BJP You (Narendra Modi) defamed Manmohan Singh on inflation and reached Delhi and today look at the price of pulses that range between Rs 80-200” “What happened to the Patels can happen to any other community too Today it is Patel’s turn tomorrow it can be others BJP has been using force to curb voices So there should be a change at a right time Look at Gandhinagar where we have to get permission at the gates of secretariat to meet or register our complaints with our elected representatives This was not so during the time of the Congress” Shashikant said during a meeting having thinner attendance and sans dinner party The BJP had held an elaborate meeting in the same ward a day ago Rejecting the development claims of BJP Shashikant said “The party has been claiming of have spent Rs 8000 crore in Ahmedabad in last five years If this is the case then the city would have been turned into a mega city” One of the candidates Mukesh Patel who contested unsuccessfully from the same ward in 2010 hoped that anti-incumbency factor would work in the favour of Congress party this time He also stressed on bringing in a change in leadership “Change is the law of universe It is only Gujarat that has given repeated opportunities to BJP and let it continue for 14 years; look at other states like Punjab Maharashtra Rajasthan The states that are less educated than us change governments after five years but here elected representatives know that whatever they do or not it is Narendra Modi who brings victory by merely raising his hands” said Mukesh Patel Arun Agrawal president of New Thaltej Residences Association that has nearly 25-30 societies also criticised BJP’s development claims and said because of BRTS other traffic suffers For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vandana Kalra | Published: October 21 2015 12:55 am One of Souza’s works in the film Related News In between the glimpses of Goa and some of FN Souza’s most iconic works including his acclaimed Gentlemen series in charcoal Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia built the late artist’s portrait in their 11-minute film An Old Dog’s Diary A jigsaw evocation on screen resonates with the beats of the popular Konkani number Molbailo Dou It won the best short film award at the 2015 London Film Festival last week “We appreciate the recognition of our effort to push cinematic language” say the duo Goel is a Mumbai-based experimental filmmaker and installation artist and Heredia a filmmaker curator of film art and founder of Experimenta the international festival for experimental cinema in India They were introduced to the artist — his persona and works — when UK-based charity organisation Xandev Foundation commissioned a film on Souza in 2012 That’s when they decided to independently work on a project on Souza A founding member of the Progressive Artists Group and often referred to as the Indian Picasso Souza drew heavily from expressionism working on human figures What followed was years of intense archival research which included scanning letters writings and essays Shot on black and white 16 mm and super 8 film the narrative of An Old Dog’s Diary draws from his inner world with text from his book Words & Lines that runs as subtitles In the narrative there is Souza talking about his birth in Goa in 1924 and elsewhere the artist describes himself as “a rickety child with a running nose and scared of everyone” Winners of 2013 Special Jury National Award for their film I Am Micro the filmmakers screened An Old Dog’s Diary at the Toronto International Film Festival in September this year No more screenings are planned yet but the two hope the film leads to introspection “It is sad to see the powerful legacy of the Progressive artists being challenged in today’s India If we begin to constrain art and culture either by default or deliberately it is a great loss to a society We must not forget that without art the soul of a people dies” say the filmmakers For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: October 17 2016 10:12 pm Leicester City have lost four of their eight Premier League matches and drawn another two (Source: Reuters) Top News Manager Claudio Ranieri has challenged Leicester City to put in their best performance of the season when they host FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday Leicester have had a tough start to life in the Premier League this season after their dream run to the domestic title as 5000-1 outsiders in the last campaign Ranieri’s men have struggled to mount a convincing defence of their title so far and are currently 13th in the standings after losing four of their eight Premier League matches and drawing another two They have however fared better in the Champions League where they top Group G after two wins in two games and Ranieri said he was prioritising success in Europe over the Premier League this season “At this moment this is the priority” the Italian who started influential winger Riyad Mahrez on the bench during Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea told reporters on Monday “In the Premier League Leicester must be safe at the end of the year the Champions League is now In one month we play our Champions League — in or out” Ranieri denied his team were lacking fight and called on his players to give their best in their first-ever meeting with Copenhagen who top the table in Denmark “Last season we were more compact and there was another style of football” Ranieri added “Now everybody knows us and we try to change something “It is normal when you first play in Europe that the team loses something They are human not machines “We will have to give the best performance of the season it is very important for us to get three points We have to be strong playing with passion with heart with the support of our fans It will be a hard match until the end” Leicester’s Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said he was relishing the chance to test his skills against a team from his homeland “Copenhagen are a team who are the top dogs in Denmark” Schmeichel who has spent his whole career in Britain said “It will be a special experience for myself to play against them I’ve never played against a Danish team or a club game in Denmark” Copenhagen are second in Group G and trail Leicester by two points with a win and a draw in their first two matches For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: November 17 2015 7:31 pm Singer-actor Palash Sen was left surprised when Bengali actress Ritabhari Chakraborty proposed to him in front of a huge audience on the reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” Related News Singer-actor Palash Sen was left surprised when Bengali actress Ritabhari Chakraborty proposed to him in front of a huge audience on the reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” “I usually avoid promotions and parties because I’m not that kind of a person But I came especially dressed for ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ because I’m a die-hard fan of Palash Sen right from my childhood On the show he sang ‘Maeeri’ for me and it was such a sweet moment” Ritabhari told IANS “I again went to promote another film and I said ‘I love you’ to him in front of everybody He told me that he is taken so as a compensation I insisted him to sing for me He eventually sang six songs and I danced And he sweetly dedicated all the songs to me” she added Share This Article Related Article Ritabhari said that Palash one of the judges on the show sang romantic tracks including “Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si” He also sang “Dekha na haye re socha na” and when the ‘kadamo mein tere’ portion came he went down on his knees She too went down on her knees and took the opportunity to say “It might look filmy but will you marry me And he was like for the next six lives he’s booked for me” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKuantan (Malaysia):Hosts Malaysia posted their third successive victory in the Asian Champions Trophy when they outplayed Japan 7-2 in Kuantan Malaysia on Sundayto stay on top of the round-robin league standings with a maximum nine points Star striker Faizal Saari scored two goals to lead the Malaysian charge while five others made an entry in the scoresheet Japan denied the dominant Malaysian strikers a goal until the 23rd minute when Niman Nik Rosemi opened the account with a field goal Malaysia continue their dominance at the top of the league Image Courtesy: Malaysia Hockey Confederation via Twitter Rashid Baharom Nabil Noor Firhan Ashari and Fitri Saari were the other scorers for Malaysia who had defeated defending champions Pakistan 4-2 and China 5-1 in earlier matches Japan who have lost all their three matches got two late consolation goals from Kenji Kitazato and Kentaro Fukuda In the round-robin league standings Malaysia is followed by India on seven points from three matches Pakistan and China are on three points from three outings Meanwhile India produced a superb comeback to defeat Pakistan 3-2 in their third round robin match With this win India bagged the crucial three points to leap to the top of the points table with seven points from three matches India will now take on China on Tuesday London: Arsene Wenger has told his Arsenal side they "owe themselves" a good performance as they look to revive their faltering Premier League campaign away to Liverpool on Saturday The Gunners who last won the English title in 2004 have yet again seen their bid for Premier League glory falter after an encouraging start that included a 19-game run where they were undefeated in all competitions File photo of Arsene Wenger Reuters With Wenger’s future uncertain –it’s still to be decided if he will stay with the north London club when his current contract expires at the end of the season –Arsenal face a tough fight to finish in the top four something they’ve managed in every one of the French manager’s full seasons at the club Wenger 67 has come under renewed pressure from what some Arsenal fans see as the stagnation of recent seasons for all the success the club has enjoyed since he took charge in September 1996 His cause has not been helped by recent results with a surprise defeat by Watford preceding a 3-1 loss at leaders Chelsea and a humiliating 5-1 reverse in a Champions League tie away to Bayern Munich Arsenal are now 13 points off top spot in the Premier League and on the brink of a seventh straight last 16 exit in the Champions League No wonder Wenger said of his team ahead of Saturday’s match at Anfield: "They owe themselves a performance "They are quality players and I think on the day (at Bayern) it all went against us because we were 1-1 at half-time and in the second half everything went against us "We lost Laurent Koscielny quickly and then quickly conceded without having adjusted we lost three goals – (in minutes) 53 56 and 63 After that it was mentally very difficult "We responded at Sutton (a 2-0 FA Cup win) that was quite a tricky game and we want to respond again tomorrow We have an opportunity against Bayern after that to show we can cause them problems" ‘Positive attacking attitude’ Arsenal have a desperate away record against the other members of the current top six in the Premier League with Wenger having overseen just three wins in the Gunners’ last 26 games at Chelsea Tottenham Liverpool Manchester City and Manchester United Wenger is well aware that victory at Anfield where Liverpool will kick off just a point behind Arsenal would be especially beneficial to his team "It is even more important because we have not done well recently in these kind of games" he said "For us this kind of game like Liverpool is of course an opportunity that we want to take We have to go and take it and not wait for the result "The result comes with an attacking attitude and that for me is the most important That we go to just start on a positive attitude – for the rest of the season of course it will have vital consequences" Arsenal have a game in hand over Chelsea but Wenger said: "We have to focus on our next game "We have a game in hand things can change quickly To do a thing like that you need exceptional rhythm in your results and as well Chelsea to fade "At the moment I think it’s more important that we focus on winning our games and focus on our next game rather than dreaming about coming back to Chelsea" Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey are now both fit while Danny Welbeck has recovered from a second significant knee injury Our edifice is built on a system of checks and balances This sound principle dominates not just our parliamentary system of governance but also our institutions corporations and various other bodies It is this principle that makes association club or even housing society office-bearers wary of appropriating power There are AGMs elections audits and even the laws of the land to answer to By and large this system seems to have served the nation well File photo of the Lodha Committee Image Credit: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost Thus when the Supreme Court Committee on Reforms in Cricket headed by Lodha in its Third Status Report submitted on 14 November seeks from the court the following direction in its point 8 (2): “Direct that all administrative and management matters be carried out by the CEO of the BCCI without advertence to the Office Bearers” there is a great deal of uneasiness Will the move create another ‘General Musharraf’ A Frankenstein A law unto himself That’s the fear among cricket aficionados Of course the BCCI needs to be reformed and made into a super efficient transparent body which would retain the nimbleness to adapt promote and protect Indian cricket These of course would need the right sort of administrators even if it is to be accepted that good administrators are at a premium in Indian sport Perhaps not coincidentally Indian cricket faces its gravest threat from an emboldened ICC seeking ways and means to marginalise BCCI and at the same time strike at its hold over revenue rights Already the ICC has gone as far as ignoring the BCCI for its Working Group meeting in Singapore in September and for the Adelaide meeting this week If the ICC finally clips BCCI’s powers it could be a return to the pre-1990s era when Indian cricket administration was left grovelling in front of Australian and England administrators If the Lodha panel and the BCCI could present a united external front to stem the insidious threat from the ICC even while sorting out the BCCI’s administrative imbroglio internally it would hold Indian cricket in good stead for decades to come However for obvious reasons it is unlikely that this would happen and Indian cricket might well be reduced to second class status once again It is indisputable that whoever tackles the ICC or other bodies for the various contracts that need to be in place soon needs to have solid experience in negotiating with these folks This is where the checks and balances concept becomes so important Had it been in place those that permitted conflict of interest or FEMA violations in IPL or in the losses arising out of the Kochi franchise fiasco or the waiving of penalty from the West Indies board for abandoning a tour of India or surrendering Indian cricket’s hard-won rights at ICC would never have gone scot free The BCCI must ensure that these sort of excesses are never committed again and the Lodha panel should ensure that the concept of checks and balances are commendably fortified Of course the Lodha Committee besides asking for the empowerment of CEO Rahul Johri has sought in point 8 (3) Appointment of Mr GK Pillai former Union Home Secretary as the Observer of the BCCI to supervise the administration of the BCCI by the CEO. While seeking disqualification of several office-bearers of the BCCI and State Associations on one of the following grounds – Over 70 years of age minister or government servant holds any office or post in a sports or athletic association or federation apart from cricket has been an Office Bearer of the BCCI for a cumulative period of nine years The Lodha panel in its Status Report point 5 states: While the day to day administration of the BCCI is presently carried out by the CEO and certain Managers who assist him in this regard there would be a need to appoint an Observer who would guide the BCCI in its administration particularly with reference to the award of contracts transparency norms audit etc for domestic international and IPL cricket to be played hereafter The Committee recommends that Mr GK Pillai former Union Home Secretary be appointed as the Observer with a power to appoint Auditor and all necessary secretarial staff assistance and remuneration as may be determined appropriate by the Committee Peeved BCCI officials are right in asking what process was followed in selecting Pillai who incidentally was a government servant the very sort the Lodha panel wanted to keep away from BCCI Of course post retirement he was employed in various private limited corporates including venture capitalist IvyCap Ventures Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited and Data Security Council of India among others according to online portal indialegallive The Lodha panel by identifying Pillai as BCCI observer has thus sought to speed up the process of marginalising BCCI’s current office-bearers It had sought to replace them even at the last SC hearing but the Court had reserved orders and posted next hearing for 5 December However it now seems like the Lodha panel wants change to happen much quicker Hopefully it will pay the same attention to process and checks and balances as it seeks of others Surely Indian cricket deserves a fillip for the better Written by Express News Service | Nagpur | Published: June 25 2012 4:58 am Top News A prominent socio-political activist was on Saturday night arrested along with two accomplices for the murder of an NCP man Micky Bakshipresident of an organisationYouth Forcewas arrested for the murder of Ganesh Matey an NCP leader from Kanhana satellite town near city Bakshi’s accomplices Yogesh Chokse and Kamaljit Singh Mangati were also arrestedpolice sources said Matey was found dead with head severed on a railway track on Friday His complained to police that his father had gone to visit Bakshi at his office on being called to discuss some land dispute and his father’s car driver was asked by Bakshi to leave the premises after some time Commissioner of Police Ankush Dhanvijay told The Indian Express: The story we are hearing is Matey owed Bakshi Rs 36 lakh and Bakshi had called him to his office and had later sent Matey’s driver who was driving a Nanoaway Matey was found dead on the tracks after some time Bakshi had gone missing after the incident and we traced him after a thorough search We are investigating further?would have dedicated spaces for things like administration offices, the 28-year-old batsman said the added responsibility will galvanise him to do better. Amazing song. “The partner doesn’t matter," the police official said.Schools colleges and private offices remained closed while public transport remained off the roads due to the strike called by the separatistsThe attendance in government offices was thin Internet and mobile services across the Valley remained suspended? Wasserman singled out the support of US President Donald Trump as helping to bring the Games back to the United States.Pradeep was arrested on Sunday.said both India and Afghanistan were sailing in the same boat, Written by Express News Service | Published: May 19. refused to comment on any political issue. who are already treating the local residents and service providers.the actual loss to society and consumers at large was considerably on the higher side. the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) vice-president said in a statement here. But Moeen Ali approaching a hundred 1525 hrs IST:? Jadeja again 1049 hrs IST:?their signature?Awadhi touch to the ongoing bridal week A? to create more construction and engineering jobs. After the 1991 reforms. “I was very disappointed after the last cricket elections.Thackeray in November 2012,including a private financial company, ? CBI ??
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