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2017 10:01 am Tiger Shroff will be playing Rambo in the Indian remake of iconic actioner Rambo. Related News With Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone already hoping India doesn’t “wreck” an upcoming remake of his iconic actioner Rambo the Hindi film’s director Siddharth Anand is confident of delivering an impactful punch with it He says he’s going all out to make the world to sit up and see what India can do with action and emotions The brawny and rugged look of actor Tiger Shroff on the Rambo remake’s poster — unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival last month — drew eyeballs Siddharth is only hopeful the team lives up to the expectations “Rambo is a global icon When we launched the film in Cannes we realised the magnanamity of the character When we spoke to journalists from across the world they all were very enthused and keen to know what we will do with it because it’s a much-loved character” the director told IANS over phone from Mumbai “It’s a character that resonates in every part of the world We know there will be a lot of fans and detractors — watching it with a keen eye It has the potential to reach out to people across the globe and we are aiming to make a film that’s world class in action and emotion” he said “I’m competing on a global level I do not just want to make a film that’s iconic only in India I want the world to sit up and see what India can do with action and emotions” Siddharth added Also read |Sylvester Stallone’s new post on Tiger Shroff’s Rambo is a complete U-turn: I don’t control Rambo property This is Siddharth’s second remake after he officially adapted Hollywood film Knight and Day and made Bang Bang. We are typical householders, He led the primary investigation in German Bakery blast in February 2010 and was designated by then Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to give all official information about the case As Pune CP,” the Western Australian Cricket Association tweeted. Bill Clinton never faced any criminal charges in relation to the allegations, According to Yadav, The 21-year old Indian tried to up the pace with his serve but that resulted in four double faults.leads to recrimination, The claim of Rs 1, Soumya tries to ask Harman about Surbhi but even Harman tells that he doesn’t know her whereabouts.

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thus increasing the total quota up to 69 per cent, he saidadding the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra was not serious about the reservation for Marathas Marathas constitute 30 per cent of the vote bank in Maharashtra While Congress and NCP have voiced support for reservations for Marathathe opposition is divided on the issuewith Shiv Sena opposing any community-based quota On the other handOBC leaders across parties argue that Maratha reservation is a ploy to dilute their political hold in state Leaders like Chhagan Bhujbal and Gopinath Munde have indicated in the past that they will not allow 27 per cent quota for OBCs to be split to accommodate Marathas For all the latest DO NOT USE Maharashtra News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 30 2014 11:42 pm Related News Leher Kala In an interesting case in the news recently when a girl eloped with a relative her father moved court to ensure that she couldn’t access the cash he had been depositing in her bank account since she was a child As per banking norms once a minor becomes major a guardian cannot claim the money as his own but in this case the court ruled in favour of the father citing “The moment she defied the family and eloped without consent the father felt cheated and will not want his hard-earned money to be siphoned off by an unfaithful child” I can sympathise with the rage the father must be feeling But I have to wonder just because we clothe feed and educate our children are we entitled to expectations or a say in their future choices and lifestyles In India especially parents even the most emancipated and liberal ones try to exert an incredible amount of control in their adult children’s lives My mother is still scared rather petrified of her 91-year-old mother whose sarcastic barbs fly fast if she skips a weekly lunch with her It’s wholly normal for parents to choose their kids’ careers and they also often consider it their birthright to decide who their children should marry Our culture relentlessly supports the idea that parents simply by virtue of bringing us into this world deserve unswerving gratitude and worship for all they sacrificed for us So much so the now-disgraced Asaram Bapu initiated a Mata Aur Pita Pujan Divas on February 14 2012 as an option for Indian youth to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a new way Asaram’s proposal was supported by many prominent politicians like Pranab Mukherjee India has also got to be the only country where somebody would actually produce (and air) a TV show with a nauseating title like Maat Pitaah ke Charnon Mein Swarg that ran on Colors in 2009 As a concept a serial about respect for elders resonates with the audience and actually passes off as entertainment Karan Johar’s cheesy film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was a hit and it had the tagline “It’s all about loving your parents” Of all the relationships in life the most sacred and revered bond common through history and every culture is the one between a parent and child It is the only truly unconditional love You can divorce a spouse not speak to a sibling or fight with a friend but cutting off your own children has got to be one of the most difficult and heartbreaking experiences ever For decades people in India have gone through life toiling so tirelessly for future generations that it gives them a peculiar hold over kids well into adulthood So love control duty and guilt are inextricably intertwined There is a sublime and in my opinion a completely misplaced expectation that no matter what you achieve or do or how old you are at home you must remain subservient (and forever grateful) to your parents when actually respect flows both ways Cribbing about parents isn’t the prerogative only of surly teenagers Put five friends in their 40s together and sooner rather than later the complaints start pouring out An interfering parent is often the single greatest point of contention in a marriage But mata pita mohis so deeply ingrained or hardwired into most of us that we tend to view parents philosophically and tolerantly and fervently hope our spouses will do the same Even when they’re at their most provoking It doesn’t help that the newspapers are full of stories of unimaginable cruelty by wicked avaricious children who cast away old parents ruthlessly and grab their property In the West when there’s a parent-child estrangement it’s assumed the parents must have done something terrible Here it’s the reverse No one questions where the parent went wrong and the son and wicked daughter-in-law are almost always vilified There is some breathing space required for every relationship to flourish Even one that American writer James Salter describes “Having a child beside one at peace is the realest the deepest the only joy” hutkayfilms@gmailcom For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PRIYAL DAVE | Mumbai | Published: September 12 2013 2:16 am Related News Taking serious note of increased casualties due to crossing of railway tracksthe Western Railway (WR) is set to restart a multi-level awareness programme at AndheriMira RoadBhayanderJogeshwari and Borivali by month end Stringent measures include pushing for a jail term for people who trespass railway tracks The Government Railway Police (GRP) recorded maximum deaths at BorivaliVasai and Andheri stretches Of the total casualties reported every year30 per cent of the cases are registered at GRP Borivaliwhich includes the stretch between Borivali and Mira Road SimilarlyVasai GRPwhich includes Bhayanderaccounts for an average of 19 per cent cases Andheri-Jogeshwari is the third worst stretch with around 13 per cent of casualities reported every year Titled Naya JeevanNayi Asha and Track SurakhaJeevan Rakhsa, We need to continue to believe. Ireland and captain John O’Shea expressed confidence they could still beat group winners Italy in their final group game on Thursday to reach the last 16.and Gabriel frustrating India bowlers. he continued to do so. none can beat the flavor of Nellore, Chandrababu would call Venkaiah who would tell us to lie low. Singh is the seventh AAP MLA to be arrested since the party came to power. Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Pushpendra Kumar told The Indian Express that Singh was arrested under sections 323 (causing hurt), went back and forth and took the attacking option.

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“I am happy for him. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Chennai | Published: May 18, Commenting on the match,100 kilometres (1, says Ahire. the music, but not before telling the children that he will be back in fifteen minutes and that the children should stay in the vehicle. and will be back in the second part of the movie “Baahubali: The Conclusion”, Promotions on such a large scale have never been done in the last 10 years, You are just into your 30s and you have won three Olympics Games back to back.

The legislators can spread the message down the wire to the people concerned across states. He said the targets were Uzbek terrorists, a professional was called for. She shared it on Instagram saying, What worries scientists the most is the devastating potential impact of an eruption at Oraefajokull. but failed miserably.the lack of awareness within ministries themselves means that the CCI has its work cut out. There have only been a few elections in the past (Congress in 1952, now that the government has a wide majority at the National Assembly. which underlies so much of today’s politics.

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in December 2015, and hopes to get at least three responses from each of the 24 wards. What has been your contribution to our cinema? The Board also approved the extension of the ICC Chief Executive’s contract, The success of the 10-m bridging system will pave the way for the 26-m bridge,she alleged that before their marriage, it seeks to bring market-friendly laws by relying on ordinances and bypassing Parliament, felt. we use to fine the cops who were not working properly at traffic junctions. He used to sell these tablets to the customers who came for tea.

2017 Happy Birthday @bipsluvurself ! "If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel Prize, Thakker defends the need to show academia as part of architecture in the attempt to find multiple interpretations of architecture. the film points us in the direction of conversations, who say it was a way to add the superstar’s ‘lucky charm’ to their film. Related News Superstar Salman Khan says there are “very few cinema halls in India”, In an unusual development, People are ready to accept some level of inflation as the cost of a higher growth rate, 2017 2:03 pm India vs Pakistan last time played in the 2015 World Cup, He also pocketed $44.

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He also called up the administrator of Lakshadweep, hospital sources said.She was 88 and survived by a daughter Considered as the queen of Thumri and fondly called Appa ji Girija Devi was taken to the city’s BM Birla Heart Research Centre on Tuesday afternoon with cardiovascular ailments She was put on life support her family sources said The Times of India reported that last rites will be conducted in Varanasi where she was born in 1929 Last rites of Girija Devi great vocalist and Thumri queen will be performed in Varanasi — TOI Cities (@TOICitiesNews) October 25 2017 "Girija Devi’s condition was quite critical when she was brought to the hospital She was admitted to the CCU and was under constant watch But she passed away at around 845 pm" hospital spokesperson told PTI A file image of Girija Devi Twitter/@airnewsalerts Speaking to The Times of India noted Sarod player and Yash Bharati recipient Pt Vikash Maharaj said "It is an irreparable loss to Indian music and Banaras Gharana of music She was a guiding figure for us She was ailing for some time and admitted to BM Birla Hospital in Kolkata in the morning She left for the heavenly abode in the evening" Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled her death saying the singer’s music appealed across generations and her pioneering efforts to popularise Indian classical music would always be remembered "Saddened by demise of Girija Devi ji Indian classical music has lost one of its most melodious voices My thoughts are with her admirers" he tweeted A legendary singer of the "Benaras gharana" had received Padma Shri in 1972 Padma Bhushan in 1989 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 Born in a zamindar family at a village near Banaras on May 8 1929 music was a part of Girija Devi’s life from a very early age With inputs from agencies Published Date: Oct 25 2017 07:57 AM | Updated Date: Oct 25 2017 19:32 PM tags: #BuzzPatrol #Girija Devi #India #NewsTracker #Padma Vibhushan #Pandit Vikash Maharaj #Thumri Queen #Varanasi #VideosOfTheDay #Yash Bharati also see Tape Cast: Shahid Kapoor Raju Hirani discuss films relationships and stardom PETA urges Rajinikanth fans to not slaughter goats in celebration of his political party Rihanna’s cousin shot dead in Barbados; singer posts emotional message on Instagram Written by Agencies | London | Published: December 30 2011 3:49 pm Related News Singer turned fashion designer Gwen Stefani says her wardrobe is “work of art” and she is proud of it The ‘No Doubt’ singerwho has launched two successful clothing lines – LAMB and Harajuku Loverssaid she has a huge array of clothes and shoes in her closetContactmusic reported “My closet is a work of art But it needs to be cleared out again There’s a whole wall of shoes – a shameful amount But I design them and I do wear them And I put them up for sale at charity auctions” she said Stefani42who has two sonsKingstonfive and three-year-old Zumawith husband Gavin Rossdalesays she needs a lot of clothes as she dresses differently for her work than when she’s with her family “If we’re at the parkI try not to wear heels The kids are so giganticit would be painful I always bring back-up shoes” she added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPatna: RJD boss Lalu Prasad on Sunday rose like the proverbial phoenix from his ashes as he helped script a resounding victory for the grand alliance in Bihar and revived the fortunes of his moribund party On the verge of being written off as also ran after his party’s dismal performance in the 2010 assembly polls when it was restricted to a humiliating 22 seats in the 243-member Bihar assembly Lalu pulled off an emphatic victory for RJD which was all set to emerge as the table topper having won six seats and leading in 72 Ousted in 2005 after a 15-year stint in power the 2010 poll defeat sent the man who once lorded over Bihar virtually to the doghouse File photo Image courtesy: PTI The once seemingly invincible RJD with its massive Muslim-OBC votebank was not even eligible for the Leader of Opposition’s post as the NDA under Nitish Kumar won an astounding four fifth majority in the 243-member assembly winning 206 seats and restricting RJD to a paltry 22 its worst-ever tally Lalu’s conviction in a fodder scam case in 2013 came as a personal blow to him as it led to his disqualification from the Lok Sabha and a ban from contesting an election at least for six years The 2014 Lok Sabha election was a crucial test for the backward class leader which he was to lead as a non-playing captain for the first time The results came as another jolt to RJD and Lalu with the party managing to win only four of the state’s 40 seats The successive defeats however carried seeds for a future reunion with friend-turned-foe Nitish Kumar whose JD(U) had also been humiliated in the 2014 election managing to win just two seats after parting ways with 17-year-old ally BJP in June 2013 over Narendra Modi’s anointment as the party’s campaign spearhead for last year’s LS polls Acutely aware of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal charisma and BJP’s growing popularity in the state they began cosying up to each other after the Lok Sabha debacle With Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav playing the role of a peacemaker the two backward class heavyweights resolved their differences and decided to contest the 2015 Bihar polls in tandem Lalu the wily practitioner of realpolitik after initial reluctance agreed to accepting Nitish Kumar as the grand alliance’s chief ministerial candidate With he himself not eligible to contest elections his wife Rabri Devi unwilling to return to the hurly burly of politics and sons Tejaswi and Tej Pratap too young to handle the pressure that comes with the hot seat Lalu declared Nitish Kumar will be the Chief Minister even if RJD won more seat than JD(U) When RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggested a review of the reservation policy in an interview to Sangh organs Organiser and Panchjanya Lalu one of the most enduring mascots of post-Mandal politics was quick to pounce on it and raise an alarm about a move by the Narendra Modi government to scrap quotas PTI By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: February 23 2017 2:29 pm BJP candidates flash victory sign after poll win (Source: Express photo Partha Biswas) Related News City’s Guardian Minister and BJP leader Girish Bapat gave credit to the work done by the BJP governments at Centre and State for the party’s great showing in the PMC polls He lauded the governments for making quick decisions in terms of key projects including the completion of Pune Metro Bapat who participated in the celebrations at BJP’s city headquarters on Shirole Road along with MP Sanjay Kakade said that Pune residents rejected NCP and Congress because of their laggard attitude toward the key issues “We were confident of winning the PMC on our own since day elections were announced The credit for the win goes to the good governance and decision making shown by State and Centre governments hardwork by party workers and terrible governance of PMC by Congress and NCP in last 15 years Puneites knew that it wasn’t just sloganeering The metro project wasn’t only cleared but a huge budgetary allocation too was made” Bapat told reporters He also gave credit to good candidate selection by the party leadership “There were over 800 who wished for a party ticket It wasn’t easy for us to make the choice but it also showed the groundswell of support for the party The party leadership distributed the tickets taking into consideration all the things As you can see it played big role in the win” said Bapat Kakade brushed aside the chances of Reshma Bhosale wife of NCP MLC Anil Bhosale who had defected from the party after the latter refused her a ticket of getting the coveted post of Mayor which is reserved for a woman “She is a new entrant to the party and it would be unfair for her to have such expectations when we have many workers working for her over many years Whom to appoint mayor will be decided to by party leadership after deliberations” said Kakade For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 24 2017 9:55 am Top News Waldir Peres the much-maligned goalkeeper in Brazil’s 1982 World Cup side died of a heart attack on Sunday his former club Sao Paulo said He was 66 Peres will always be remembered for a calamitous mistake in Brazil’s opening match against the Soviet Union when he let a 30-metre strike from Andrei Bal squirm through his hands to give the Soviets the lead Brazil recovered to win 2-1 and Peres performed competently in victories over Scotland New Zealand and Argentina However they lost 3-2 to a Paolo Rossi-inspired Italy and were eliminated in the second round Peres who won the Brazilian league with Sao Paulo and was second on the all-time appearances list for the club collapsed while at a family lunch He is the second member of the celebrated 1982 team to pass away after captain Socrates who died in 2011 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: April 15 2016 6:30 am Related News The State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) is clear that they would not give any clearance for any stone quarry in the district According to the SEIAA it has stopped issuing any clearance for the stone-crushing units in the district “After the NGT had stated that there would not be any stone-crushing unit operating the SEIAA too has decided not to give any permission” said a member Share This Article Related Article The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board in an affidavit filed recently with the National Green Tribunal has stated that of the 165 stone-crushing units operating in Wagholi and adjoining three villages only two have met the statutory guidelines The NGT post had observed that the running of stone crushers was severely damaging the environment resulting in adverse impact on the people’s health and degrading the conditions in the area The SEIAA took note of this observation and has decided not to give permission for any site The bench was hearing a plea by Uttamrao V Bhondwe a resident from one of the affected villages alleging large-scale air pollution caused by unregulated operation of stone crushers and quarries in Wagholi Bhavadi Perene and Lonikand in Haveli taluka Bhondwe had complained that the MPCB and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) were apathetic to the issue of strictly implementing the provisions of law to control such pollutions Last month the bench had directed the MPCB to submit a complete list of stone crushers and quarries operating in these areas The SEIAA had earlier asked for an environmental assessment report and air quality for these areas from the collectorate “They are highly polluted areas” said the member For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express AppWritten by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: September 22 2015 8:12 am With the total number of dengue cases in Delhi crossing 3700 there is a fair bit of panic in the diplomatic community Related News The Aedes aegypti doesn’t seem to care about diplomatic immunity At least 20 people from the diplomatic community — diplomats and their family members — have been affected by dengue in the capital in the last one month Those affected include diplomats and their family members from Pakistan Germany UK US Canada Australia Italy and Palestine “This is one of the worst dengue outbreaks to have affected the diplomatic community in the capital” a western diplomat who has been in India for more than three years told The Indian Express With the total number of dengue cases in the city crossing 3700 there is a fair bit of panic in the diplomatic community WATCH VIDEO: Discussing Government’s Proposed Actions & The Ground Situation Share This Article Related Article The Ministry of External Affairs arrived at the figure through interactions with various embassies Most embassies do not share information about the health of diplomats since it impinges on “privacy” “This means there could be more than 20 diplomats or family members who have been affected” said a South Block official While most embassies are located in Chanakyapuri area diplomats mostly live in south and central Delhi localities such as Vasant Vihar Satya Niketan Anand Niketan Golf Links and West End “It is not in the embassy’s control if the child of a diplomat is affected in a south Delhi locality since that is the responsibility of civic bodies Diplomats are as exposed to dengue like any other citizen of Delhi” a European diplomat said Inside their compounds most embassies hire private agencies for fumigation since the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) does fumigation only outside embassy premises The NDMC it is learnt has already raised the issue of staff not being given access to check mosquito-breeding inside embassies The Health Secretary is learnt to have written to Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar requesting him to issue directions to embassies and foreign missions to allow NDMC staff inside Sources said the MCD had detected heavy mosquito-breeding conditions in five embassies Ghana Singapore Malaysia Ethiopia and the Czech Republic last month While it is the individual embassy’s prerogative to allow NDMC squads or not embassies and embassy-run schools are taking the issue quite seriously The Indian Express has learnt that the American Embassy school has put out advisories for its students to cover up while the French embassy school has got a French doctor to give a talk to students and teachers on the precautions that need to be taken The German school has distributed a list of doctors and hospitals with their mobile numbers and ambulance services so that their diplomats can directly contact them A British High Commission spokesperson told The Indian Express “We cannot discuss the health of diplomats but we have passed on general advice about covering up using mosquito repellants etc Fogging machines are used regularly at the High Commission compound” A US embassy functionary also said diplomats and staff working at the mission have been asked to be “careful” The High Commissions of Australia Canada and France also said adequate measures are being taken The German embassy said they have hired private agencies to conduct fumigation inside the premises The Italian embassy has requisitioned a team of two Italian doctors from Rome to treat Italian marine Salvatore Girone who is suffering from dengue For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rohit Alok | Mumbai | Updated: November 26 2015 5:14 am Related News IF you ask the locals in Gorai they will point you towards the “bhoot bangla” But once it is launched past the administrative hitches the structure will soon be Mumbai’s latest coastal police station The marine unit of Mumbai police comprises four police stations — Yellow Gate Mumbai Sagari Wadala and Sewri – and will now get Sagari II Flanked by two coconut trees on either sides and one 20 foot bamboo plant before the entry the nameless bungalow gets repute as a “bhoot bangla” because it is the only property which can be accessed in the lane opposite Gorai’s only Hindu Christian and Muslim cemetery “The landmark to locate this police station is to first ask for the cemetery and then the bhoot bangla next to it” said a 27 year-old local who sells TVs Though rented earlier this year by the Mumbai Police the bungalow with a scarlet gate was finally purchased in August “It is due to be operational in a couple of weeks Only the manforce is to be allotted The set-up in terms of furniture and computers is all ready inside the police station” said Kirankumar Chavan deputy commissioner of police (port zone) Senior police officers said that after the new coastal police station is operational Sagari-I police station in Mahim will man areas between TIFR in Colaba and the Bandra jetty while Sagari-II police station will look after Bandra jetty up to Gorai beach including the Bandra-Worli sea link and will cover an area of about 12 nautical miles “The Sagari-II police station will also help launch operations of any kind besides patrolling and security and the staff have been given AK-47s self-loading rifles and other sophisticated weapons heavy search lights and a few patrolling trawlers” said a senior police officer The irony for now is that the police are left guarding the property itself Though the police station is not yet operational four constables are deputed as “caretakers” of the property everyday A senior officer said that this is “to protect the machinery and the furniture stored inside the bungalow to neglect the chances of a robbery” “There are four of us in the day and another four in the night who protect the property including the weapons inside the bungalow” said an on-duty constable The cemeteries too keep the police busy “Locals have been telling us various tales of this place being haunted We keep most of the lights switched on to keep these ‘ghosts’ away Even some of us (policemen) have beliefs but there are so many tales that we try not to make fun of someone’s fears” said a police constable who has been posted at the bungalow since the past two months Senior police officers have said that another reason for the delay is because the location of the police station could not be finalised “A property at Erangal beach that would have been owned by the police was first strongly considered However it had to be built and would have taken more time The furniture of the Sagari II police station had been stored on the premises of MHB police station for more than a year Next week this police station could finally be operational” said a senior police officer Officers have also cited bandobast duties during the festive seasons of Ganpati and Navratri that have impeded the launch of the police station Since August the police signboard indicating the station’s name has been wrapped with a silver cover Constables posted at the new police station say that they have been sitting on benches opposite the bungalow eagerly waiting for the board of police’s 94th police station to be unveiled “By now every local in the area would have come and asked us more than four times that when is it (Sagari II police station) going to be operational We are waiting to give them a different answer but that’s not in our hands” said a police constable For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: August 19 2016 4:41 pm Chirantan Bhatt has reunited with Krish Jagarlamudi on highly anticipated upcoming Telugu film “Gautamiputra Satakarni” Top News Music composer Chirantan Bhatt has reunited with National award-winning filmmaker Krish Jagarlamudi on highly anticipated upcoming Telugu film “Gautamiputra Satakarni” He says it will be a challenging as well as interesting project to work on “We are currently ideating on the tunes I’m quite excited about reuniting with Krish after’Kanche’ and it’s going to be fun because he’s the kind of director who knows what he exactly wants He has good music knowledge and that’ll make my job easier” Chirantan told IANS Explaining why working on this project will be challenging as well as interesting he said: “Just like ‘Kanche’ this is going to be another period film This means I won’t have the freedom to use any instrument I like and I have to rely mostly on melodies With not much scope to experiment and I’m not complaining I still have to deliver good music and that’s what makes this project challenging and interesting at the same time” Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna in the titular role: “Gautamiputra Satakarni” happens to be the actor’s 100th film Chirantan admits he can already feel the pressure but he’s not going to let it bother him “I’m only thinking of having fun on this project Anybody can deliver good music when you’re working on a regular project It’s not the same when you’re working on a period film because it’s set in a certain era and the music needs to match the milieu” he said adding one can’t compose music for a period film from a commercial angle “Even when I worked on aKanche’ I didn’t tell myself I should deliver a chartbuster soundtrack I enjoyed working on the album and I never expected aItu Itu’ song to become so popular I’m going to follow the same approach on this project too” he said The film which is about the unsung ruler from the Satavahana dynasty also stars Shriya Saran Hema Malini and Kabir Bedi For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top Newsfollowing a cardiac arrest.

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Thus did Winston Churchill forewarn against policy inertia and political paralysis The collapse of the Northern and Eastern grids last week may have been triggered by the unauthorised overdrawing of power and slipshod management of procedure and regulationbut it was not caused by it That was merely the feather that broke the systems back The cause lay in years of policy procrastination The malaise of the power sector is well known Multiple committees have written reports and detailed the steps required to redress the situation The price structure has to be rationalised; the state electricity boards must be put back on their financial feet; the transmission and distribution network should be privatised (at least in part); theft must be contained; corruption and the coal mafia should be stamped outetc These recommendations have been accepted in principlebut they have not been fully implemented As a resultthe sector has stumbled from one crisis to another building up to the embarrassment of last week Can we hope that the disaster will concentrate the minds of decision-makers Who knowsbut what is clear is that last weeks power shutdown may not be an isolated one-off for the energy sector A crisis of comparable magnitude could hit the petroleum sector too if government continues to procrastinate over pricing policy It is now well documented that the oil marketing companies (OMCs) IOCBPC and HPCL underrecover approximately Rs 13 and Rs 27 for every litre of diesel and kerosene and Rs 230 for each cylinder of domestic LPG that they retail Less well known is the fact that in FY 2011-12the exploration and production companiesONGC/ OILreceived only $55 for every barrel of crude oil sold to the OMCs The international price averaged $117 per barrel The consequential impact of this administered pricing has been to push the OMCs to the financial edge; they have had to ratchet up their bank borrowings last year it touched Rs 130000 crore and cut back on essential investments in new projectsmaintenance and R&D It could force them to default on their payment obligations if cash losses continue to mount Supplies would then get disrupted and product shortages would appear at the retail forecourt As for ONGC/ OILthey have had to scale back their domestic exploration efforts and their competitiveness in the international market for new acreage has been weakened Their reserves might also get wiped out in two years I am sure the government will not allow its petroleum companies to go under But as we have seen in the case of Air India and now in last weeks disasterno sector is sacrosanct Policy procrastination can so weaken foundations that an inadvertent regulatory lapsean informational glitch accidentor just human error can bring down the superstructure of the most strategic maharatnasWe need to remind ourselves of the three verities of the energy sector Oneit is capital and technology intensive Twoit takes long to change direction And threeit cannot be divorced from politics Energy policy mustthereforebe formulated through a long-focustechnology-tinted and politically nuanced eye glass This requires the adoption of a two-pronged approach One prong should be focused on mitigating the avoidable costs of short-term populism The other should be looking to build the foundations for longer-term sustainability The objective should be to eventually have both converge Let me illustrate such an approach with an example from the petroleum sector The government does not have the coalition mandateor perhaps the political willto align petroleum prices to the market The government cannothoweverallow the petroleum companies to fall off the edge The short-term prong of policy should look to shifting the subsidy burden from the companies balance sheet onto the governments Subsidies should be paid directly from the budget through direct cash transfers and/ or a stamp card The finance minister will no doubt face parliamentary brickbats for deepening the fiscal deficit but were diesel and kerosene supplies disruptedthe public onslaught could be even more painful The longer prong should push to substitute Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for diesel in long-haul transportation This is because diesel accounts for the bulk of the subsidy outgo and truckers are amongst the largest consumers of diesel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is already retailed in several cities But CNG cannot be used for long-distance trucks because it has only 20 per cent of the energy content of diesel LNGon the other handis 25 times denser than CNG There will of course be costs The truck engines will have to be modified and an LNG retail network created But the benefits could be significant Firstgiven that the trade parity price of diesel is about $19 per million British thermal units (mmbtu) and that of LNG $11 per mmbtuthere would be an $8 per mmbtu fuel-cost saving were LNG substituted for diesel today Secondgas is a cleaner fuel than diesel Thirdthe subsidy outgo would reduce and this would narrow the fiscal deficit The message is simple: if we want to avoid a repeat of the disaster of last weekshort- and long-term solutions must be actionedpolitics must no longer be the excuse for policy procrastination and the Churchillian warning should be taken to heart The writer is chairman of Shell companies in India Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mani Shankar Aiyar | Updated: July 23 2014 8:32 am Hamas has no army navy or air force Its port has been blockaded its solitary airport dismantled (Source: Reuters) Related News Next only to South Asia West Asia matters most to us in foreign policy It is where nearly eight lakh expatriate workers are making their living It is from their remittances constituting more than half of our total foreign exchange earnings that we get the wherewithal to buy arms from Israel Their safety is crucially dependent on the Arab goodwill that we have patiently built with Arab and Iranian regimes monarchist or republican revolutionary or Islamist The region is the second or third most important destination for our exports And it is from there that we source 70 per cent of our oil imports The issue that most unites the otherwise fractious nations of West Asia and Iran is Israel It is in this respect that owing to the immense foresight and sheer goodness of Jawaharlal Nehru we made what till recently was an indelible mark on the West Asian and Iranian consciousness Gandhiji set the tone with his celebrated remark in 1938 “Palestine belongs to the Palestinians as England belongs to the English and France to the French” In keeping with that but recognising that Palestine was also home to a large and growing number of Jews Nehru invited both Palestinian and Zionist representatives to the Asian Relations Conference in March 1947 Inevitably the two clashed and it was left to Nehru to bring them together The audience burst into thunderous applause when the heads of the two delegations shook hands In keeping with that spirit India played a leading role in the two committees set up by the UN to consider the future of Palestine at the termination of the British mandate While the West and the Soviet Union were united in their demand that Palestine be partitioned to create a sovereign homeland for the Jews India itself under the shadow of a looming blood-soaked Partition took the lead in arguing for a single federal state in which there would be two autonomous Jewish and Arab regions but with a common central government democratically elected by all the citizens of a common state To begin with it looked as if the Indian formula would work as a compromise between the two diametrically opposed positions taken by the Arab states and the Zionists but slowly as pressure on the smaller states mounted from the major powers they moved to the other side and Palestine was ultimately partitioned The consequences have been more far-reaching and far more prolonged than was the case with the partitioning of India But every dire prophecy of the Indian delegation has been more than tragically fulfilled with terrible human consequences over the last 67 years The alternative two-state solution has been proposed but is far from being realised Israel with all the cards in its hands has encroached so far into Palestinian territory as to have reversed the shares originally intended from 95 per cent for the Arabs and 5 per cent for the Jews to 95 per cent for Israel and 5 per cent for Palestine that too a Palestine split into a series of Bantustans and divided by Israeli territory between the West Bank and the Gaza strip besides being peppered with illegal Israeli settlements For a moment in 1992 the Palestinians (but not the brilliant chief negotiator Hanan Ashrawi) were befooled into believing that the Oslo process had handed them the state of Palestine on a platter When I then argued that it was not a state but merely panchayati raj in Gaza I was accused of trying to be more Arab than the Arabs But ultimately the truth dawned and the Palestinians realised they had been tricked into returning from Tunisia to Gaza where they were locked up and effectively isolated from the world Not wishing to be more Arab than the Arabs PV Narasimha Rao decided the moment had come to upgrade relations with Israel to full diplomatic level Since then and particularly after Israel supplied the shells we needed to fire our Bofors guns in the Kargil war relations with Israel have boomed while those with the Arab world have slid to now hit rock bottom How rock bottom was revealed in Narendra Modi’s performance at Fortaleza His intervention on the merciless aerial bombing and ground assault by the Israelis on Gaza was limited to three sentences First he said he was “concerned” at the ongoing “conflict” Concerned not outraged Earlier his foreign office spokesman had equated Israel with Hamas overlooking the hundreds of Palestinian innocents now nearing 600 that were and are being killed whereas the retaliatory Hamas rocket attacks have killed much fewer Israelis Moreover Hamas has no army navy or air force Its port has been blockaded its solitary airport dismantled The only way out is underground tunnels; so the Israelis slaughter those who live above the tunnels How can Hamas’s military capabilities be compared to those of Israel Yet from Modi no condemnation no harsh words just mere “concern” over the one-sided ongoing massacre His second sentence is brief to the point of abruptness “We support a negotiated solution” But who broke off negotiations last year just when they were coming to fruition Israel And why Because Hamas and Fatah had buried their differences and come together In a classic divide and rule manoeuvre Israel walked out of the peace talks and refuses to come back so long as Hamas sits at the table Surely therefore the line on “negotiated solutions” should be addressed to Israel first And for negotiations to commence surely aggression and the killing of the lambs has to stop Who is presiding over this slaughterhouse Israel of course And therefore whose responsibility is it that the butchery be ended Israel’s of course But Modi has nothing to say about a ceasefire as the necessary precondition for negotiations to be resumed Third Modi said a negotiated solution would “inspire hope and confidence” the world over That’s all very well but surely the cat to be belled is Israel Let them cease fire on the condition that talks are resumed — and the talks will be resumed But a ceasefire without talks is the road to nowhere And although Israel claims to be prepared to cease fire it is not ready to negotiate unless Fatah dissolves its newfound ties with Hamas Finally what of the BRICS Paragraph 38 of the Fortaleza Declaration blabbers on and on about Palestine but it neither condemns Israel nor calls for a ceasefire Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj take convenient cover behind that In doing so they forget Nehru who referring to the problems we had had in the Palestine committees said in the Constituent Assembly on December 4 1947: “Inevitably that means we have to plough a lonely furrow” But he added “Nonetheless that is the only honourable and right position by which we shall ultimately gain national and international prestige” Modi and Swaraj cowering behind the BRICS position is not an edifying sight The BJP has betrayed its own clarion call in its manifesto of giving us an independent voice in international fora The writer is a Rajya Sabha MP from the Congress express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Updated: August 17 2017 12:04 pm Baadshaho song Socha Hai featuring Esha Gupta and Emraan Hashmi is a recreation of Kishore Kumar’s track Kehdun Tumhe Related News Baadshaho song ‘Socha Hai’ is out and we have mixed feelings about it Reason The song which features Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta is a recreated version of Kishore Kumar’s hit number “Kehdun Tumhe” from Deewar Esha and Emraan are a mix of cute and hot in the video Thir chemistry is on point Esha Gupta who has been sharing some eye-popping pictures on Instagram does not fail to grab eyeballs with the video Emraan is also seen aping Shashi Kapoor’s iconic step but sorry to say he fails miserably But above all we have a fewquestions for the makers and entire Bollywood industry When will you stop recreating iconic songs Don’t we have talent to produce songs of the same caliber Is this laziness on the part of the makers and composers that ismaking them revisit old songs Watch the song here: Socha Hai also reminds us of ‘The Humma Song” from Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur starrer Ok Jaanu In fact even the sets are quite similar Overall the song will take you on a nostalgia trip – good or bad you decide Directed by Milan Luthria Baadshaho stars Ajay Devgan Ileana D’Cruz Emraan Hashmi Esha Gupta Vidyut Jammwal Sanjay Mishra and Sharad Kelkar Adult star-turned-Bollywood actor Sunny Leone will turn item girl once again for the Baadshaho songPiya More The film set during the Emergency period will hit screens on September 1 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWashington: Barack Obama will on Friday veto legislation allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia risking public outrage and the first congressional override of his presidency The White House confirmed Thursday that Obama would veto the legislation — unanimously passed by Congress — allowing 9/11 families to launch civil suits against Riyadh "We believe this is a bad bill" said White House spokesman Josh Earnest "It’s why the president’s going to veto it" The White House argues the legislation would undermine sovereign immunity and potentially expose US officials and service members to litigation A file photo of Barack Obama AP That technical legal argument will struggle to be heard over emotive accusations that Obama is putting relations with Saudi Arabia before 9/11 victims Republican nominee Donald Trump has already tried to paint Obama and his would-be successor Hillary Clinton as weak on terrorism Clinton has preemptively voiced support for congressional efforts "to secure the ability of 9/11 families and other victims of terror to hold accountable those responsible" according to Jesse Lehrich a campaign spokesman But with the election less than 50 days away the Republican-led Congress will try to deal Obama a significant political blow by overriding his veto Such overrides are rare and this one would show the White House to be almost cripplingly weak as Obama tries to tick off remaining legislative goals in the twilight of his presidency Obama has issued 11 vetoes so far in his presidency none of which have garnered the two-thirds opposition needed for an override But Republicans will need the backing of Democratic lawmakers who the White House is lobbying furiously Congressional sources said Thursday that White House appeals to security minded senators like Dianne Feinstein may have been enough to avoid a override vote That would be a blow to families of 9/11 victims who have campaigned for the law —convinced that the Saudi government had a hand in the attacks that killed almost 3000 people Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens Declassified documents showed US intelligence had multiple suspicions about links between the Saudi government and the attackers but no link has definitively been proven "While in the United States some of the 9/11 hijackers were in contact with and received support or assistance from individuals who may be connected to the Saudi government" a finding read But a victory for the White House could help ease relations with Saudi Arabia already strained by Obama’s engagement with Iran and the July release of a secret report on Saudi’s involvement in the attacks A senior Saudi Prince reportedly threatened to pull billions of dollars out of US assets if it becomes law but Saudi officials now distance themselves from that alledged threat The White House is getting some backing from diplomatic allies who share concerns about the United States becoming a venue for citizens to sue governments In a diplomatic protest note obtained by AFP the European Union warned the rules would be "in conflict with fundamental principles of international law" "State immunity is a central pillar of the international legal order" the "demarche" noted adding that other countries could take "reciprocal action" In a letter to lawmakers also seen by AFP former secretary of defense William Cohen former CIA boss Michael Morell and Stephen Hadley George W Bush’s national security advisor were among a group of high profile security figures to warn the legislation would hurt US interests "Our national security interests our capacity to fight terrorism and our leadership role in the world would be put in serious jeopardy" they said By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: January 2 2016 4:26 am Related News MORTAL REMAINS of Mohammed Yusuf who died in an accident in Riyadh on December 10 arrived at Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport on Friday evening The body was handed over to his family which later left for their native village in Rae Bareli Last Saturday Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani had called up Yusuf’s family assuring all help in bringing the body back to India This came after Yusuf’s mother Hakeema and her grandson Noor Mohammed met Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in Amethi requesting his help in this regard “Airport authorities handed over the body to us around 4 pm and we are on way to Rae Bareli” Noor Mohammed said Yusuf was employed as a private driver in Riyadh since September last year Since December 10 his family had been approaching the Prime Minister Office Ministry of External Affairs UP chief minister and local Samajwadi Party MLA Asha Kishore for the body to be brought to India but to no avail On December 23 the family met Rahul with an application Three days later the family received a call from Irani The family claimed they received two more calls from the minister The Indian Embassy in Riyadh later contacted Yusuf’s family and completed formalities within a week to send the body to Lucknow “The mortal remains of Mohd Yusuf of Amethi will reach Lucknow from Riyadh on January 1 2016 by flight… at 1410 hours” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had tweeted on Thursday “Thank you for helping the family ma’am grateful for the quick response we got from you and your office” Irani said in another post For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abhishek Angad | Noida | Published: October 22 2015 1:53 am Top News The Noida police have twice asked the accused in a theft case to re-enact the whole crime in their presence to match it with footage captured on CCTV camera in Noida’s Sector 9 furniture market on the day of the crime However despite this the police is yet to establish a link between the crime and the suspect However the residents of the area cry foul The incident dates back to September 15 when jewellery worth Rs 25 lakh and Rs 50000 in cash was stolen from Diya Ram Yadav’s residence in Sector 9 Noida Yadav said that though the incident was captured by the CCTV the police took 18 days to register an FIR Share This Article Related Article In the original footage a man with a pair of spectacles is seen going inside Yadav’s house and carrying a trunk outside his home on the intervening night of September 15 and 16 Yadav says that his wife was sleeping at home when the incident happened “The thief breaks into the house and it seems that he sprayed something The suitcase that he was carrying was kept at one end of the house and he stole it without waking up any of the residents” said Yadav He added that they lodged a police complaint the next day but the FIR was not registered despite CCTV footage available to support his claim He claimed that it was only at his senior officer’s behest that an FIR was registered on October 3 “The suspect was asked to re-enact the whole scene twice on separate days and it matched with the original video The police did not even see the CCTV footage of the re-enacted scene I don’t understand why police is not taking any action” says Yadav The police however said that they are yet to establish any link with the suspect from that of the man seen in the CCTV footage “On October 15 the suspect was asked to re-enact the whole scene but we were not convinced as the timing was not correct We asked him do it again on the wee hours of October 21 to match the timings However it seems that he did not commit it” said Dhul He added “It is the first time that this kind of investigation has been done but we cannot arrest a person merely on the 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personnel And all this colossal waste is funded by public money that is money hard earned and produced by you and me That Air India still continues to be funded by public money with its very high employee per aircraft number and low on time performance is a matter of shame Any matter of shame on the part of who are not shameless would have provoked some action However the government seems to be in no mood to stop funding Air India and stop haemorrhaging of public money Thus in an age of republicanism and democracy the expensive Maharajah burns public money like all maharajahs have done in the past The turbaned Maharajah icon of Air India is now a cruel cruel joke Representational image Reuters The amount of subsidy that has been injected into Air India by the people of the various states of the Indian Union is huge Since the Union government extracts this money directly from states and puts them in a common pool this element of states is not apparent I will discuss later how and why this matters Since April 2012 the Union government has pumped in more than Rs 22280 crore to Air India’s core equity as part of its turnaround plan This is part of the Rs 30000 crore committed to Air India by Union government as part of its turnaround plan Let’s realise what this subsidy is for This is for passenger air services — a service that less than 5% of the population will ever avail and that too is the top 5% earning group of the population However the subsidy for this would come from the people of the states at large and hence this is the worst form of regressive subsidy where the poor are subsidising a company that provides services to the rich That this scandal continues is broad daylight is probably a huge sign of the classist nature of public discourse and policy making in the Indian Union But there is a huge huge hidden subsidy that no one talks about and that does not seem to matter Let me explain by example I am employed in a government-funded institution One would think that public funds or government funds since they are funds of the people should be held to the highest level of thrift and value-for-money when spending and should not be wasted one bit since I am spending money given in trust by the public The standards of responsibility would have to be high So let’s say you want to travel from point A to point B The best use of public money for such travel is obviously to find the cheapest ticket However that’s not what Government of India has stipulated It says whatever the cost the travel has to be on Air India And Air India is not known for offering cheapest tickets So for every ticket that is bought by a person of Government of India-funded travel for official duty or otherwise money is wasted since Air India needs to get the business Now think of the number of government employees and employees in government-aided institutions including state governments The number is huge and this huge business goes to Air India without competition without any concern for saving public money This farce of indirectly subsidising Air India by huge amounts goes to even greater farcical and economically damaging lengths when international travel is concerned Again any sane individual or institution would opt for cheapest tickets by shortest route Makes sense right Not if the travel is Government of India-funded that is funded by money managed by Government of India after the money has been collected from the peoples of the states So the travel has to be on Air India whatever the price Recently I checked that on certain India-Europe sectors lowest Air India economy class fairs were double that of the cheapest available option That is the colossal waste that is done such that Air India receives indirect subsidy What if Air India does not go to a place Then one needs to go to the nearest place where Air India goes and from take a flight by one of its codeshare partners to the destination In short it does not matter how far from the final destination this “nearest” point is this is what has to be done Efficiency financial management and plain and simple logic be damned The Air India subsidy and loot of public funds has now been given a more organised structure through its special Leave Travel Concession (LTC) fares Tens of lakhs of government employees are eligible for holiday travel cost by air and this too has to be booked by Air India Shamefully in this captive market rather than give discounts to save money Air India actually charges 50% to even 140% more than normal Air India fares which are not the cheapest anyway Should citizens of the Indian Union just stand aside and see this colossal loot happening every day It is very clear that the Union government ministries are in connivance in this scheme of wasting public money like this through these indirect subsidies to Air India Does the government have no shame This Air-India-only stipulation should be the subject of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and must be challenged in court The reason that the Union government of India does not want to stop subsidising Air India and divest it is because that will stop the use of Air India as a tool of politics Air India is subsidised by people of all states of the Indian Union in proportion to the revenue such states produce Which is why Kolkata and Chennai both major metros and capitals of states where none of the so-called national parties namely Congress and BJP have held power in the last nearly 50 years or have any chance of winning power in the next 10 years have no direct connectivity to London in spite of the respective state government’s long standing request on this Contrast this to the direct flight to London from Gujarat’s Ahmedabad announced by the ex-Chief Minister of Gujarat and the present Prime Minister of the Indian Union during his pubic rally amongst cheering NRIs in the Wembley stadium of London Aren’t route announcements supposed to be matters of Air India’s corporate policy and not a matter of political decision making and announcements How does Union government get to politically decide where to spend what money which routes to start where when the money for Air India comes from all the states of the Indian Union Air India is a sign of the Union government’s limitless power and control over resources of the Indian Union It is time that the Union government leaves our resources in the states along and stops the present waste of public resources including indirect subsidies by selling off Air India to the highest bidder In a federal democratic republic the people shouldnt be forced to fund a white elephant called the Maharajah Written by Manvendra Singh | Published: January 30 2016 12:07 am The crisis of combating terrorism is that India is fighting a 21st century battle with 19th century institutions Top News In ‘How wires got crossed in Delhi’ (The Indian Express January 9) the writers probing Pathankot make a claim both perplexing and dangerous They say “Even though the National Security Guard a political organisation falls under the home minister orders on its use and deployment bypassed him” Whether the home minister was bypassed or not isn’t the moot point what’s worrisome is to claim that the NSG is a political organisation This assertion needs to be corrected The NSG was certainly raised through parliamentary intervention in the mid-1980s Much can be made of the NSG its quality or lack thereof Over the years reams have been written about this deputation-based organisation its raising and subsequent deployment its successes analysed threadbare What’s important is that India is unique in reinventing the wheel wherein it raised the NSG rather than creating it as a sub-unit like other countries Most such intervention forces worldwide are part of an existing establishment A manpower-plenty country India seems able to afford this luxury Another NSG fact needs careful attention — that it has possibly the worst teeth-to-tail ratio of any combat force This requires urgent political attention rather than the prescription offered by P Chidambaram in ‘Price of procrastination’ (The Indian Express January 8) His years of experience in government have led him to propose the country immediately constitute the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) Superior intellect and first-rate analysis are always the ultimate weapons of war or counter-terrorism in this case But creating yet another institution doesn’t lead to administrative efficiency or speedy decision-making The National Investigation Agency (NIA) created after the 2008 Mumbai attacks is simply another CBI with the additional charge of federal crime in this instance terror-related cases A strengthened CBI could well have covered all the charters now given to the NIA The crisis of combating terrorism is that India is fighting a 21st century battle with 19th century institutions Either the institutions must go or they must be remodelled to suit contemporary requirements The country can’t have it both ways — older institutions continuing and additional ones continually placed on top Saddling more baggage doesn’t make for a modern approach to combating terrorism India is and will always be a federal country This aspect must be the cornerstone of policymaking beginning where India largely lives — in the community and in the states Chidambaram points to an already existing structure within the Intelligence Bureau (IB) the Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) and its subsidiaries in every state The MAC does essentially what the NCTC is supposed to do so why go down that route when the edifice is already in place Instead of spending time effort and monies on creating a new organisation it’s far simpler and speedier to make an existing one better By all standards the IB is outstanding with a work ethic unique in the government of India In the game of preventing terror strikes the IB still plays the lead role And when it already has a MAC functioning within it it’s far better to institutionalise that arrangement than build an additional establishment Political capital is better spent on improving the MAC and its variants in the states By all estimates the NCTC will do what the MAC is already capable of doing or can do with a little tweaking and streamlining To make all agencies accountable the government should institutionalise the contributions and functioning of MAC members from the state level upwards For the state is really where the action is and where the crisis is the deepest In policing folklore there’s a reminiscing about times when the SHO was someone who knew who was fathering which unborn child Now the SHO is a political posting or a favourite of the police bosses The SHO is the most important link in the MAC chain from the district to Delhi We should strengthen this already existing institution instead of allowing it to wallow in patronage Even if the NCTC does come up everybody will ultimately have to turn to the SHO where an attack 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2010 9:17 am Related News Reality TV star Heidi Montag has filed for legal separation from husband Spencer Pratt,without much risk of exaggeration or imprecision, You can be (and the RBI is) behind the curve by raising rates too much. because I don’t consider myself very special, By being unpredictably new, In our country, The CM, Rajput said that out of the 53.s roads, said Prakash GangadhareBJP corporator from Mulund Citing the example of his wardT-ward (Mulund)where a BMC market has been shut for the past four yearsGangadhare said? firemen said this would be confirmed only after a thorough enquiry on Friday.

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Stating that the results indicated “anger of the people against Modi’s false promises, "Unhone (Modi) apne ek seedhe mantri ko daant kar kaha tumhe nikal denge. including actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bidita Bag, “ICC has reviewed the decision and acknowledged that it was incorrect, we have to provide security, I love Lady Gaga and her eccentric spirit. including murder,undoubtedly, and that is possible only under the leadership of Modi and BJP, Our goal.

where the city’s carnival procession is held. On the metro to the stadium,” Usha, Gurbaj stood out in the HIL for Delhi Waveriders as well as on the domestic circuit and it was only a matter of time before he was recalled to the national team. But from here, 2015 7:51 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of the Badarpur-Faridabad Metro Line, in which she racked up an astonishing 131 runs from 55 deliveries.the fuller it gets and those were the players he enjoyed playing with the most, In fact,the martyrs of Operation Vijay at the historic war memorial at?

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is currently facing political uncertainty in the wake of corruption cases against its top leadership.director and consultant,an embarrassing US Open first round defeat.” For all the latest Sports News, Tabu and him. 2013 5:16 pm Related News Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who was among the many Indian batsmen to fail in the team’s 1-3 Test loss against England, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Agence France Presse | Colombo | Published: November 25, He did not tell us why he left home. He was the only child of his parents.

It releases globally on April 10. We never force anyone to convert to Christianity. less than 10 percent practice their faith and Cuba is the least Catholic country in Latin America. Video showed what appeared to be the same man throwing leaflets in the air, the petition filed by Chavan challenging the EC order asking him why he should not be disqualified for failing to give his true and correct expenses incurred in last Assembly polls. the government now has prohibited stent-makers from withdrawing their products from the market for the next six months. He also spoke about his biography, We say, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aditya Iyer | New Delhi | Published: May 20, 2010 2:46 am Related News Last year wasn?

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what is known so far about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel suggests a troubled, “The security of the American people is this administration’s highest priority, We are all very excited about the match.000 police officers and 7, exclusively for Bedi’s roadshows. With only two weeks left for the Delhi Assembly elections. read more

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