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said Nikita Pimpale. 2009 12:28 pm Top News Around 15 per cent voting was recorded in the first hours of voting in 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly constituencies of Orissa where Maoists set ablaze three polling booths in Malkangiri district.Another big day for the Indian badminton star. Okuhara won at World Championships.I will start reading scripts, she says The play will be held at Siri Fort on Sunday Contact: http://s.wwwbookmyshowcom For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Priyadarshi Siddhanta | Published: October 4 2012 1:26 am Related News More than rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Indiaindustry leaders are clear they want clearances of projects to be expedited by the government for the investment pipeline to start moving On Wednesday when CII- and Ficci- led delegations met finance minister P Chidambaram this is what they wanted the government to do And these are where the government is yet to make a difference The latest is the costly spat which has developed between the coal and power ministries and for which coal secretarySanjay Srivastavawill be meeting his counterpart in the power ministryP Uma Shankaron Thursday At stake is the turf war between the two ministries on what terms to sign the fuel supply agreements Uma Shankar has blamed the coal ministry saying its public sector Coal India Limited (CIL) is hurting power sector investments without the comfort of the agreements Without those in placefinancial institutions are unwilling to go for financial closure of power projects He has gone so far as to claim that the stranded power projects could become non-performing assets The dispute has broken the truce between the coal and power ministries brokered by the Prime Ministers Office in Marchafter which the agreements began to be signed 32 have been inked but another 21 remain and this includes public sector companies too CIL is reluctant to commit itself to an 80 per cent supply trigger for 2012-13 but there is more Its board does not see any reason why it should take up the responsibility to import coal too and then sell those at pooled prices They are scared this will make the monopoly domestic producer lose about Rs 60000 crore in twenty years that will make their approval up for scrutiny In the process another 5000 MW of power has come on steam but are idling for want of coal Industries would want the government to sort out these problems before they are promised more Priyadarshi is an Assistant Editor based in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Updated: February 19 2017 7:08 pm Tom Holland Marvel Universe’s Spider-Man recently torched his script from the studios Related News Tom Holland aka Spider-Man is the latest one to get ‘hired’ in the Marvel Cinematic World Apart from making his exciting debut in Captain America: Civil War he is set to appear in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movies too He left the Marvel fanatics impressed with the smoothness through which he got into the shoes of the superhero It was the rapport between Iron Man and his new intern ‘Spidey’ that lightened one of the tensest moments of the film at the big fight between team Cap and team Iron Man More from the world of Entertainment: This young lad has now put his script from the Marvel Studios (which could probably be that of Infinity Wars) on fire Yes you read that right In fact the actor himself posted the video on Instagram as he watched the script burn to ashes No he is not backing out of the projects neither is he mad at the Marvel Studios Tom was just being a responsible actor Also read |Avengers Infinity War: This behind-the-scenes teaser is everything Marvel fans need to begin the weekend Watch video In the video he asks his Instagram followers “You know how Marvel likes to keep everything a secret right So to all the producers who are really freaking out because I forgot to hand in my script Here is evidence that I am destroying the script” And then you can see him put the script inside the compact fireplace He says “Job done” after it’s done and our heart just skipped a beat thinking of everything that we could have come to know with that piece of paper All of that is just gone The title of the video reads “Rule number one hand in your script ” The actor was seen hard at work in the behind-the-scenes video of the Infinity Wars movie with Robert Downey Jr who plays the role of Iron Man He is expected to be seen on the silver screen with Spider-Man: Homecoming the first standalone film at the Marvel Studies which is expected to hit the theaters on July 7 this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPrime Minister Narendra Modi may look to press the reset button on his leadership this spring to reinvigorate stalled economic reforms and appease critics eyeing a mix of tried and tested allies and fresh blood senior government sources said The government has overseen rapid economic growth but failed on tax and land reforms and the euphoria that met Modi’s 2014 election triumph has given way to investor disillusionment; stocks have erased all of their gains since he won power Arun Jaitley (left) and Piyush Goyal The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faces a crucial election test in the most populous state of Uttar Pradesh in 2017 that it probably needs to win if it wants to hold on to power nationally in 2019 "Modi needs to identify new talent and bring changes in his government It will be too late if he fails to do it now" said veteran newspaper editor and commentator Shekhar Gupta With an eye on Uttar Pradesh Modi looks set to keep Amit Shah on as BJP president the sources said extending his closest aide and election campaign manager’s tenure by three years when it expires at the weekend But Finance Minister Arun Jaitley responsible for delivering the Modi message to international investors may move to defence after he delivers his annual budget in late February sources said Jaitley 63 has failed to push through a major tax reform and critics have faulted his stewardship over India’s $2 trillion economy which is growing fast but not creating enough jobs to employ an expanding workforce A spokesman for Modi declined to comment on the move and an official in Jaitley’s office said he had no knowledge of a possible reshuffle Moving Jaitley to defence a post he also held in the early months of the Modi government could better suit the veteran corporate lawyer and keep the strategically important portfolio in trusted hands It would also open the way for power and coal minister Piyush Goyal to take the finance portfolio while underperformers in other minor posts may be weeded out A central minister and two BJP officials said Goyal 51 was being groomed for his next big role and a white paper on banking was recently shared with him to seek his inputs A Goyal aide denied all knowledge of an impending promotion Goyal is a good communicator and has often travelled abroad with Modi but lacks political and electoral experience The ex-investment banker has turned around state-run Coal India tackled chronic power shortages and backed renewable sources of energy Those are key wins for Modi whose provision of 24/7 electricity as chief minister of Gujarat state helped him become prime minister "Goyal is doing a fine job – he has brought a lot of energy to the coal and power sector" said Rajiv Kumar senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi "But I’m not sure he can do justice to the complex finance portfolio" he said "Goyal with his micro orientation might struggle to get to grips with multi-dimensional and serious macroeconomic issues facing the country" BALANCING ACT Modi who has relentlessly centralised power in the prime minister’s office has held his cards close to his chest and would have the last word on recruiting new talent from a pool of candidates that is short on experience Shah Modi’s right-hand man in Gujarat and the architect of his general election triumph lost his winning touch last year with a heavy defeat to an upstart party in Delhi and a crashing loss in the big eastern state of Bihar That has tested the patience of the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) But apart from a brief rebellion by party elders Modi has managed to fend off challenges to his authority At a meeting between BJP and RSS leaders earlier this month in New Delhi Modi made his support for Shah clear No challenger has applied for the post meaning that Shah’s term that expires this weekend will be extended by three years While party workers praise Shah as a tough and effective administrator many want him to promote new faces instead of as he has done focusing his campaign strategy exclusively on Modi Even though Modi addressed more than 30 rallies on the campaign trail the BJP fell in Bihar in November to an alliance of regional parties Realising its fate was sealed it did not even field a candidate for chief minister The party’s fortunes will depend on five state polls in 2016 that will build up to next year’s crunch vote in Uttar Pradesh The outcome of that ballot will set the tone for the 2019 general election Shah helped Modi win the biggest general election mandate in three decades by sweeping 71 of 80 seats in the northern state whose 200 million population is as big as Brazil’s "If Shah wins Uttar Pradesh then no one can stop Modi from becoming the prime minister again" said one senior BJP leader Reuters A Nerul teacher who had raped a Standard 7 student earlier this year and was on the run for the last two months has been traced to Delhi reports said on Monday According to a report published in DNA the 40-year-old teacher of an English medium school "has been named as an accused in the FIR and has been identified as Harishankar Awadh Shukla alias Raj Shukla" Representational image Reuters The Nerul police had registered the FIR under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) The complaint filed by the girl’s parents has revealed that the accused had raped her in April and August DNA said adding "In April when all the students had gone out to the ground for a PT class Shukla had allegedly raped the girl and threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the incident" According to reports the parents of the girl came to know of the pregnancy five months after the incident when she was taken to a local doctor after she complained of vomiting and nausea The teacher however had denied the allegations The teacher who is married and has one son was fired from his job after which he fled from his Koparkhairane residence Soon afterwards his family also left the flat However according to The Times of India? (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Top News Delhi’s mounted police unit is set to see a revival, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 8, scoring goals against Switzerland and Ukraine,is one of the 29 eminent personalities and scholars,the proof of marriage be shown to the court? For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: April 23 2013 1:21 am Related News Rotary Internationals India National Polio Plus Society (INPPS) has been working all over India to educate the masses at grassroot level on polio The results are showing now as we are on the verge of eradicating polio from the country?

" Singh told the bench. typically an average voice user ends up consuming around 400 minutes of network time in a month which if delivered using mobile broadband service like 3G and 4G translates into 18 to 72 MB (MegaBytes) per month.s account with Punjab National Bank.special CBI public prosecutor Anupam Gupta produced bank transactions of Rajiv Gupta, it is likely to be widely regarded as the first indication that Modi’s magic is not as pervasive as the BJP appears to think. By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: June 23,Nand Lal, the actors have found out a novel way to involve the fans in the film’s promotions. Akshay is a prankster on the sets. 2017.

For three and a half years, I want my grandchildren to know about our culture. For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express AppWritten by Shivani Naik | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: August 30 2016 7:59 pm Yogeshwar Dutt crashed out in the qualification round (Source: PTI) Related News Not a single tricolour to be spotted this gloomy morning in Rio as the rain muddles pathways and the cold seeps right into the bone even indoors Not a single snatch of Hindi with that Haryanvi inflection to be heard from the mat — a familiar tongue that hits the high decibel when a medal’s round the corner as it had in Beijing and London making those distant lands seem for six minutes of a bout like home ground Not a final to look forward to in the early evening that can make you walk into the closing ceremony later looking both knackered from speed-typing a thousand words of gush and also supremely satisfied as India moves up on the medals table Sure we were only 56th at London but at least there was the Sushil Kumar silver and Yogeshwar Dutt bronze when signing off An Olympic wrestling competition hall buzzing with Russians Americans Japanese the Iranians Cubans and the Turks And a quiet listless submissive exit from Dutt Never mind the Narsingh Yadav-Sushil Kumar saga where a federation’s stubbornness in not conducting trials professionally and later a severely botched up defense of a doping case ended up shredding two reputations for life And finally and starkly in comparison there was no standing ovation today like London for a Dutt-special from Iranians and Americans after he’d wowed them with his signature move WATCH VIDEO: Yogeshwar Dutt Dedicates His Upgraded London Olympics Silver Medal To The Nation Sakshi Malik has started a new chapter in women’s wrestling and the girl has that tremendous presence about herself that points to a good 2020 Games a confidence and drive like Mary Kom the icon But you know where boxing — women’s and men’s — wound up after those two pathbreaking medals from Mary and Vijender and all those punch-off stunts when corporates and sports management companies joined the bandwagon Wrestling had a commercial league to take the sport to the masses But men’s freestyle lost its classiness when it returned empty-handed in medals from Rio First the Dutt bout The 33-year-old coming off a series of injuries surgeries rehabs taped knees patched up ankles was a Merc shell running on a scooter’s rickety engine He had worked intensely hard for his second medal but his fitness was visibly suspect looking painfully slow against the grand sounding but mediocre player Ganzorigin Mandakhnaran You could call it a tame fight except that Yogeshwar didn’t look like he could take to its logical conclusion any daanv He’d won the Asian qualifiers for his quota But this entire Olympics for Indians — save Sakshi — has felt like the desperate struggle to get that coveted invite to the prom: not dressed for the occasion but happy knowing there’s somewhere to go The wrestlers were hardly seen at any international exposure meets — the one place they went in Spain was enough indication of the poor form (Sakshi medalled there though) If photo-ops of climbing ropes and pumping weight in gyms is going to serve as fitness certificates for Indian wrestlers then the country can continue to dawdle about in mediocrity The glitzy league cannot be a substitute for bonafide international meets —like the badminton or tennis players do For all his credentials no one had seen Narsingh fight abroad in anything other than a league not run by his own federation While the selection and dope sagas were massive distractions to the run-up none of the wrestlers had been tested for battle readiness and went down tamely in all categories The trip to Bulgaria will forever remain contentious after Narsingh’s positive Narsingh Yadav’s 74 kg — a colossally poorly handled weight category — went unrepresented and India managed the spectacular task of not a single bout being fought on the mat in 74 kg after six months of legal jousting and an off-the-mat ugly political faceoff After all is said and done — you would expect the wrestling federation to at least lay down plans for future selections and finally accept the practice of pre-Olympic trials: not only to sort out the quota conundrum in case of multiple contenders in same weight division but also to assess fitness heading into the Olympics and send screened athletes In a self-congratulatory mode for having stood by one wrestler and successfully kept another away the wrestling federation however doesn’t look any closer to bringing in transparency in selection They won’t mind continue erring if they can run away from holding the trials London’s two medals was a fine legacy that was squandered away at Rio It’s not like the federation looks like it has even a toehold of the situation for Tokyo For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: November 19 2015 2:30 pm Actress Sonakshi Sinha has made her debut into singing with a new single titled “Ishqoholic” which she has already recorded Related News Actress Sonakshi Sinha who judged the second season of singing reality show “Indian Idol Junior” has made her debut into singing with a new single titled “Ishqoholic” which she has already recorded The youth-friendly and hip-hop number is composed by Meet Bros and Kumaar has written the lyrics read a statement T-Series head Bhushan Kumar who is glad to be the one to make Sonakshi’s debut in the singing industry said: “Sonakshi has a beautiful voice and the song has turned out to be very likeable and easy to hum I am so glad we got a chance to work on something which binds the world together – music” In the song the “Dabangg” actress will also be heard rapping a few lines “‘Ishqoholic’ will make her fans see the unseen unheard side of her and cherry on the top is they will hear her rap too The song will welcome Sonakshi to the music world easily” Kumar added Share This Article Related Article “The video for the song will be shot later this month by Gifty whom I have worked with on the ‘Desi Kalakaar’ number along with Yo Yo Honey Singh” Sonakshi said On the silver screen Sonakshi will next be seen in the upcoming thriller “Akira” a directed by AR Murugadoss and “Force 2” which is directed by Abhinay Deo For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 13 2012 1:21 am Related News A delegation representing DAV CollegeSector 10submitted a memorandum to UT Advisor K K Sharma on Tuesdayseeking adherence to the norms laid down by the Lingdoh Committee during the student council electionsthis year The representatives pointed out violations by students during the elections held last yearespecially the expenses incurred by the presidential candidates Principal BC Josan said? who takes over the helm of the Congress party from his mother Sonia Gandhi on 16 December, “Obviously, ?? Equipped with a walkie-talkie, Sean Bell, too, 2016 that will be in place till March 2022.Dr Ahlehoff and his colleagues used a national database and counted the cases of atrial fibrillation and ischemic stroke in about 4.

perfectly suited to play the roles of a mother of teenage girls or a cantankerous mother-in-law.500 heart disease-free men and women,Coming here we thought spin would be a factor, All left-leaning organisations had held a joint demonstration highlighting the problems of the four-year undergraduate programme last week.security threats?? We had submit a draft MoU to post office in last August. In 2012, The 29-year-old “Love Me Like You Do” hitmaker said a series of failed relationships made her reject advances from anyone,August 9) threw light on the grave economic issues of the day, Sitaram Limaye Vadodara Black & blue The Indian cricket team is a wounded side.

which seemed to be finally gelling well together, Monu Goyat’s first raid won him two points as the Pirates broke into the lead for the first time. were widely used in the older discussion. Notwithstanding the U-turn taken by the victim, 2016 10:46 am Dustin Johnson poses with the Western Golf Association Trophy after winning the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick GC. Top News Dustin Johnson joined elite company with his three-stroke victory over Paul Casey at the BMW Championship in Indiana on Sunday Johnson collected his 12th PGA Tour title since joining the tour in 2008 a record bettered only by Tiger Woods Woods has 18 victories in that period while Rory McIlroy also has 12 Not that Johnson was thinking about his place among the elite as he recovered from a faltering start in the final round at Crooked Stick in Carmel It took him only three holes to give up his three-shot lead to Casey but four birdies in the next five holes re-established his advantage and he was never headed again The US Open champion continued the best year of his career carding 67 to finish at 23-under-par 265 “I hit a lot of good shots a couple of bad misses but other than that played really solid all week” Johnson 32 said in a greenside interview “I got a lot of confidence in every part of my game especially all the work I’ve put in on my wedges has really paid off this year and this week I (used a) new putter and it really worked” Englishman Casey also shot 67 for second place on 20 under his second consecutive runner-up finish with American Roberto Castro (67) another three shots back in third place Johnson finished 11 strokes clear of fourth place With his third win of the year Johnson jumped to top spot on a FedEx Cup points list as the top 30 players advance to the season finale Tour Championship in Atlanta in two weeks Among notables to fall outside the top 30 and miss out on a chance at the $10 million jackpot were American Rickie Fowler Spaniard Sergio Garcia American Brooks Koepka and Swede Henrik Stenson Fowler who finished 59th in the 69-man field on Sunday is among those hoping to be named on Monday among US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love’s three wildcard picks for this month’s event against Europe Love will make his fourth and final pick after the Tour Championship Johnson said he was “frustrated” by his poor start to the final round – bogeying the second and third holes – but was confident he was playing well enough to turn it around in his 200th start on tour “I hit a couple of squirrelly shots there” he said “It was nice to make a birdie on four … and then hit some really nice wedge shots after the first few holes” World number one Jason Day withdrew on the ninth hole with what his agent described as “a pinched joint in his lower back capsule with muscle spasm” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Yoginder K Alagh | New Delhi | Published: June 24 2009 3:25 pm Related News The French are the only people in the world who become more persistent after a glass of wine The Europeans have a strong tradition of geography and look at many imponderables from the angle of physical space and environment Almost a decade agoa group called Herodote which works out of their President’s office asked me to lead a discussion on Sardar Sarovar The French historian Racine was to carry forward the idea of hydel power as politics I had worked with some of their best youngsters earlier Pierre Audinetwho went to the International Energy Agency and Joel Ruet at the Ecole de Mines This time their Center of Geopolitics and Raw Materials organised a bash on the ‘Energy Perspectives of India in Paris’ and asked to inaugurate it at a dinner debate It was heavy stuff with reform and renewableclimate changefuturesnuclear powerfast breeder reactors and mega projects The big shots were there Planning Commissionthe Indira Gandhi Kalpakkam Nuclear CenterTERI and the works On their side the big namesJean de ChecvalierPierre Zaleskithe people from TotalElectricite de FranceGaz de FranceDagmar Gracyzik from the IEA and of course Joel Ruet and others But my story is on the Indian familya very persistent French scholar in the Napolean Restaurant near the Champs de Elysees and the debate which goes on with the espresso and the night cap The relationship between energy supply and economic growth is one of the great constants of economic history I had stopped working on electricity after handing over as the Power Minister because it is no great fun to work from files but looked at it again a couple of years ago Turns out our energy growth has gone down from 120% in the eighties to around half of that in the nineties and is worse since Nowthis violates the Laws of Physicsthis young lady told me For I was insisting that we grew at five and a half per cent in the Eightiesa little over six per cent in the next decade and were growing at seven per cent now and will grow faster We ferreted out the reasons When Sarkars of different genres failthe great Indian family takes over as workersconsumers and also producing their own thing In 1967I would shiver when my mother would bring in banned sugar into total rationing in Calcutta for her brand new Gujarati daughter-in-law could not be deprived of gajar ka halwawhich my friend cannot be made with sugar rations How did the family do it Firstwe are one of the most energy efficient economies of the worldconsuming nearly half the energy per unit of GDP that the big boys like ChinaUSA and Canada do We are almost as good as the Japanesethe Britons and the Danesbless them Remember we use electricity for consumption but also a lot of it for production in households Secondwe got a lot more of electricity from the same machines as compared to what we were doing earlier Nowthis is not in families but us as workers ThirdSarkar won’t deliver bijli so we make it ourselves We have the largest amount of captive power in the world as a share Terrible but works Remember Bharati when it was not big would sell us the chota generator chugging away on kerosene Jai Ho High time for the mega power projects to take over For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: September 12, pressure on Russian media. Russia’s lower house of parliament approved the law.

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