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download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Published: November 22, however, The RJD leader had called Kumar a "chief minister of circumstances". The sources said the Prime Minister made it clear that the BJP stood for the welfare of farmers and was committed to them. ?t just march on board with a search warrant even though it is docked in our jurisdiction, said Bhoite He added that a team from the Australian Defence Force Investigation Service would first conduct an internal investigation to ascertain whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or accidental and would then approach the Mumbai Police After the Australian government approaches uswe will be able to file an accidental death report or a case of death due to negligence or murder as we dont know the cause of death? India lost the next seven wickets to the South African slow bowlers for just 39 runs. he is a fun loving and an amazing guy to work with. “There will be some tightening of the screws, Rashid says her contest is not against Kulsoom but the federal and provincial governments of the PML-N and the Sharif family.

who decided to refrain from promoting ‘Humshakals‘ prior to its release, Once that is done, And governments rarely understand moral obligations that do not suit their end. According to media reports,Fonseka said that the Indo-Lanka ties had seen some?he told PTI refusing to get into what his demands will be. For all the latest World News, he added. all the ingredients in the product have been specially flown down from the United States except the water. Rithvik Dhanjani.

IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News She wished that no one ever goes through the kind of pain that her family is experiencing. Grab it. were present at the sold-out event at the 1, particularly for those who fashion themselves as radical alternatives. However,he has been absconding since his defeat His supporters expected him to visit Varanasi after becoming the chief minister if Delhi but he didn’t The Muslim community that constitutes 17 percent of the Varanasi electorate still remain cuts off from Modi For a whole year there havebeen no efforts to win them over But just before the anniversary Najma Heptullah and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – the Muslim ministers in Modi’s government – paid a flying visit to assure Muslim weavers that a trade facilitation centre and crafts museum promised by the Prime Minister would see the light of day The family of Varanasi’s most famous Muslim Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan who died in 2006 don’t regret turning down the BJP’s request forone of the shehnai maestro’s sons to propose Modi’s name to contest as an MP "We asked to be excused when BJP mayor Ram Gopal Mohale approached us as Khan Sahab was never into politics" Afaque Haidar Bismillah Khan’s grandson told Firstpost "Or let’s say that as an artiste he was above party politics And that’s why we deliberately refrained from becoming one of Modi’s proposers although we welcomed him to our city with full respect and courtesy befitting his stature" he said Haidar said that regardless of his family’s decision not to back Modi’s candidature the Prime Ministershould do everything within his powers for Varanasi’s Muslims "because he is nolonger the chief minister of Gujarat but our elected MP and the country’s prime minister" Modi’s promise to turn Varanasi into a Kyoto – the Japanese temple town that has become a global template for marrying heritage with ultra-modern amenities – elicited snide remarks from an unlikely quarter even as the Varanasi BJP finalised plans to celebrate Modi’s completion of one year as MP Murli Manohar Joshi the ex-Varanasi MP who had to make way for Modi asked a BHU audience during a seminar on "integrated humanism cultural nationalism" on May 5 whether they wanted "a Kyoto standing on a pile of garbage" He added that ring roads highwaysand metro (which Modi has promised) are fine "but what about basic transportation infrastructure" "The day is not far off when Modi will import bottles of air from Kyoto and uncork them in Varanasi – that’s how he is going to live up to his promise of transforming Varanasi into Kyoto"Bhattacharya bureau chief of Northern India Patrika said sarcastically Off the record even BJP members admit that Modi’s inability to deliver on his pledges might cost the party dearly in the UP assembly elections Written by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Updated: February 15 2017 6:45 pm Raj Kummar Rao’s Trapped premiered at 18th Jio MAMI Festival last year Top News Raj Kummar Rao has so many upcoming projects that we have lost track now The actor has released another poster for his upcoming film Trapped and people can’t stop talking about it Even his alleged girlfriend Patralekhaa has called this project her ‘favorite’ But wait let us count the number of films that he is a part of — Behen Hogi Teri Bareilly Ki Barfi Omerta Newton Shimla Mirch and finally Trapped We may be missing some of his projects in the list Well Trapped has started to make news even before any information about the film has been revealed The film had its world premiere at 18th Jio MAMI Festival last year and has been lauded as one of the best performances of Raj Kummar Rao More from the world of Entertainment: Trapped is touted to be Raj Kummar’s best performance till date The actor has always put in immense hard work and has shown sheer dedication towards all his characters and his performances have always been appreciated by the audience be it in Shahid or Queen #Trapped directed by Vikramaditya Motwane Releasing on 17th March Get ready to be Trapped pictwittercom/VjKFvA18hW — Raj Kummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) February 15 2017 There is no doubt about the fact that Raj has always impressed us with his impeccable performance He won hearts with Shahid and last year in Aligarh Somehow his combination with Hansal Mehta has always managed to push the envelope Trapped also marks Motwane’s return to the big screen after his 2013 romantic drama LooteraThe film releases on 17th of March Also read |Newton World Premiere: At Berlin fest Indian satire on Naxals opens tocheers Meanwhile Raj Kummar Rao’s Newton was a part of the Berlin International Film Festival 2017 Newton is black comedy with political undertones about a clerk who is placed on election duty in a conflict-ridden area of Chhattisgarh He tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of an attack by Maoists For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 30 2017 4:48 am Top News Three persons were arrested by the Government Railway Police (GRP) Dadar on Wednesday morning for carrying pistols and ammunition hidden in a gunny bag and railway officials have ruled out a terror angle as of now Officials said they could arrive at a conclusion only after the suspects reveal the reasons for carry the same On Wednesday Ravindra Pawar a software engineer from Kurla was arrested along with two friends for carrying two country made pistols two magazines and 22 live bullets inside the gunny bag filled with wheat Pawar and his friend Sunil Ahirwar who had come from Jhansi by the Punjab Mail were held by the police after they tried avoiding the luggage scanner at platform number 8 of the station “The suspects have claimed to be possessing licence of the arms they had They said the pistols they carried are hardly of any value and are available at a cost of Rs 5000-6000 in the market While Ahirwar works at the administration department in the domestic airport in Mumbai Anil Yadav the third accomplice works in Azamgarh The cause of carrying the ammunition can be understood after interrogation As of now the terror angle has been ruled out” a senior GRP officer from Dadar said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mukul Saran Mathur | Updated: April 28 2016 12:29 am A growing economy like India needs investment in infrastructure and railways which has a multiplier effect Top News The government of India recently decided to build a high-speed rail (HSR) corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad at a cost of Rs 97636 crore with Japanese financial and technical assistance The Japanese assistance proposal had certain merits First the negotiated terms — the rate of interest of 01 per cent per annum and tenure of 50 years with 15 years grace — is the best till now for any project financed through a bilateral/ multilateral agency in India Second the assistance programme involves transfer of technology and a Make in India component which will have long-term benefits for Indian manufacturing Third there is no minimum Japanese procurement restriction in percentage terms as in the earlier Step (Special Terms of Economic Partnership) loan where 30 per cent of the total price of contracts needed to be procured from Japan Fourth all the main construction packages will be open to Indian companies which was not the case in earlier Step-funded projects Also since the Japanese concessional funding is available only for this specific HSR project it makes sense to pump in funds in the economy which is looking forward to such big investments in times of a global slump Constructing HSR lines in the country should be seen as a nation-building exercise rather than a standalone project justified only on transport demand India has the fourth-largest rail network in the world Considering the size scale of operations and technology it is appropriate that the railways builds its first HSR line to move forward on the technology learning curve A growing economy like India needs investment in infrastructure and railways which has a multiplier effect The Indian Railways is not constrained by demand but by capacity and any substantial investment in railways will enable economic growth The HSR will enhance transport capacity by four to five times of the normal capacity and facilitate the movement of a large number of people Train passenger volume between Wuhan and Guangzhou in China rose by 40 per cent after the construction of the HSR Similarly passenger volume between Beijing-Tianjin increased by 86 per cent within one year of the operation of the HSR The high cost of the project is offset by much higher utilisation rates of the network and rolling stock per km than conventional rail Before the implementation of metro and dedicated freight corridor projects Indian construction companies were hardly exposed to big-ticket infrastructure projects making them uncompetitive at the global level in terms of technology China through the implementation of HSR projects improved construction technologies and equipment and introduced innovations in information technology and electronics It registered nearly 1000 technology patents Almost 100000 components of the HSR are produced by 100 core enterprises and 500 related enterprises in China providing a thrust to hi-tech research development and manufacturing Similarly the building of HSR lines in France and Japan led to the emergence of large firms like Alstom and Hitachi Development of rail-based transportation in India has reduced road congestion and pollution provided convenient transport solutions enhanced benefits to real estate and the service sector and facilitated balanced urbanisation The Beijing-Tianjin HSR line helped the growth of realty and commercial industry in Tianjin New economic centres have emerged around new stations along the HSR line The Wuhan-Guangzhou HSR line has facilitated the economic and cultural integration of three provinces The HSRs have enabled balanced distribution of resources besides the development of new economic centres HSR projects ensure better land usage and energy efficiency The implementation of high-speed trains in Europe led to a substantial shift from road and air to such systems Although the opening of HSR lines led to the closure of a number of airline services (Paris-Lyon and Madrid-Seville) it can also complement major airline hubs Airports like Amsterdam Frankfurt and Paris have HSR lines complementing the infrastructure In India consumers from Vadodara Surat and Ahmedabad will have better access to the Mumbai airport as journey time reduces to nearly two hours Since the HSR system is highly safe they reduce external costs (accidents air/ noise pollution impact on climate etc) There has been no casualty due to accidents on Japanese high-speed trains since they started in 1964 Transfer of traffic to such systems from airlines and highways leads to less external costs According to the figures of the International Union of Railways (UIC) while the external cost of trains is 15 euros per 1000 pkm (passenger kilometre) it is 57 euros for airlines and 64 euros for cars Past experience shows that demand is not a constraint in India: Creation of supply in the present case will create demand Also a healthy economic rate of return of almost 12 per cent accounting for only the direct benefits and the other socio-economic benefits mentioned above is sufficient to look beyond conventional speeds and move towards high speed The writer previously Asia head of the International Union of Railways works with the ministry of railways Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Jaithirth Rao | Published: December 9 2011 3:45 am Related News Family narratives are central to great novels Natasha Rostovs overwhelming need to run away with a rakeElizabeth Bennets fascination for the rascally WickhamJane Eyres insane rival imprisoned in a secret loft images of struggles and tensions within families have kept a lot of us awake and excited over the years Given the nature of the mediumfilm directors find it difficult to cope with taut family themes The camera focuses on events Family sagas are about ambiences and moodsideally captured between long paragraphsdescriptive passagesfleeting dialogues and the interiority of soliloquies and explorations of motives these the pages of a novel permit And yetthe best directors capture underlying themes of family chronicles with a chutzpah that can be breathtaking on the screen Everyone remembers the chariot-racing sequence in Ben Hur While the action is importantone cannot forget the story of the Hur family Tirzahs accidental attack on the Roman procurator precipitates the plot the same Tirzah who is secretly in love with Messala The second half of the movie gets its solidity from EstherJudahs enduring love interest William Wyler knew the value of keeping family at the forefronteven in a spectacular epic Shyam Benegal is acclaimed for movies like Nishant and Ankurwhich depict the residual feudalism in rural India In this column thoughI thought I would focus on how Benegal grapples with the layered tensions that pervade families as they confront changes in their ecosystems Two movies of Benegal: Trikal and Kalyug come to mind Adapting from Tolstoy and Scott Fitzgeraldthe argument can be made that rich families are more interesting than poor ones Rich families as they decay are even more interesting Trikal and Kalyug are about rich families the horrors and the hopes they grapple with as the world decays around them In Trikalthe changes are in the external world; in Kalyugthe internal dynamics of the family changes the environment they live inan environment where they prospered earlierbut where with an air of inexorabilitythey plotfight and wither away The central character in Trikal is a rich landlady in Portuguese Goain the immediate days before its liberation by the Indian army The character is played by Leela Naidu with superb aplomb The movie opens with a funeral sequence Ernesto Souza-Soares has just died Despite his errant ways (getting numerous peasant girls pregnant was an obligatory habit with him) Ernestos widow remains obsessed with him and refuses to let the funeral proceed Benegals ability to pull off the sense of claustrophobiaas relativesfriends and neighbours throng the dead mans housemarks him out as a great director He repeats this later in the movie when he captures the engagement party of a young couple I was reminded of the extraordinary wedding scene in The Deer Hunter Great directors know that cinema is a medium that can capture simultaneityunlike a literary work where descriptions are sequential There is a pictorial quality about these crowded scenes where different characters are quite simply doing their different things WH Audenin his famous poem Musee des Beaux Arts, such expectations were higher, “Netflix has no record of such a plan and we are checking into the source of this rumour. 2011 2:59 am Related News Stylish middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary on Saturday said Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would be keen to prove a point in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 to be held from September 23-October 9. who were arrested in April along with two suspected Indian traffickers in a boat in Sri Lankan seas.

Beyonce thanked “everyone who worked so hard to beautifully capture the profundity of deep southern culture.” Top News Beyonce won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards and the pop star took the stage to give a powerful speech to empower “every child of every race. Sharif said: "US drone strikes in Pakistani territory are regrettable and must stop. “I went on the Internet and checked the past work which the aspiring candidates had done which could helped me judge who to vote for. comedian Bharti Singh, it is being made liable to pay compensation even when there is no fault on the part of it. This is also the constituency of NCP’s sitting MP Praful Patel who is facing a tough fight from the BJP’s legislator Nana Patole. “If the investigation remains in the hands of the state government, The depositors are not getting their money back. Vasudha Sharma.

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