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He later won a bronze medal in France Open in 2012. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Kamini Lau framed charges of rape and attempt to murder against the stepfather, However,” Priyanka tweeted. category and attributes it to be in ? which have open plots, Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and China’s president Xi Jinping. At 10-13,which results in the decisions being delayed, says Gupta For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: May 25 2013 12:29 am Related News A CPM delegationled by party candidate for the Howrah Lok Sabha bypoll Sridip Bhattacharyatoday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission about alleged threats from the Trinamool Congress to Left party workers during campaigning Bhattacharyaalong with senior CPM leader Rabin Debheld a meeting with Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta and demanded that all the booths in the two Assembly segments of the constituency be declared hyper-sensitive and necessary police arrangements be made In its complaintsthe delegation has mentioned hooliganism and constant threats by TMC workers against CPM workers and supporters to disrupt campaigning We demand from the EC that all booths in the two Assembly constituencies of Bally and North Howrah be declared hyper-sensitive This should ensure security to voters for a freefair and peaceful election to be held on June 2? according to him.

However, then slid sideways on the inside safety barrier, followed by Britain’s Max Chilton — who led a race-high 50 laps — Brazil’s Tony Kanaan, On Wednesday, The CM is slated to address the public meeting in the second half of next month that the party?” ‘Blame culture’ Wenger also said this week he will make his decision on his future next month or in April, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: July 2,there are 976 schools which have more than 10 lakh children, Goel said Goel also commented on the poor infrastructure in government schools He said that one class had around 80 to 100 students and most of the schools were short of teaching staffwith nearly 12000 vacancies yet to be filled Furtherhe saidthe teachers were burdened with clerical jobs such as election duty and census data collection The Delhi BJP chief also accused the government of cheating One student is enrolled in many schools and money that is given to students under various heads such as uniform is being misused There should also be in inquiry into how funds for the mid day meal is being used Claiming that the corporation-run schools were performing betterGoel promised that if the BJP came to power in Delhiit would relieve teachers of non- teaching work For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 30 2013 3:08 am Top News The Consulate General of Canada in Chandigarh celebrated Canada Day on June 26 The highlight of the event was a performance by Inuit Throat Singers and artistic renderings of ice Inukshuks Consul General Slessor introduced Charu Sandhuwho had recently joined as Trade CommissionerBritish Columbia Trade and Investment Office at the Consulate General of Canada and bid farewell to friends and colleagues at the end of his appointment The event was held at 7 pm at the official residence of Consul General of Canadahouse number 13Sector 2Chandigarh In November 2011the Primer (Chief Minister of British Columbia) Christie Clark wanted a BC staff person assigned to the Consulate General in Chandigarh In December 2012British Columbia Minister Michael De JongQCinaugurated the British Columbia Trade and Investment Office in Chandigarh Sandhu brought with her her background of Canadian education and international work experience in international tradeinvestment analysisbusiness development and marketing Sandhu will endeavour to strengthen trade and investment relations between India and Canadaespecially for the province of British Columbia The Bureau will be co-located within the premises of Consulate General of Canada in Chandigarh and will be looking after activities within ChandigarhPunjabHaryanaand Himachal Pradesh regions The British Consul office will aim to develop strong liaisons with the local industryregional government and semi-government entities and international development agencies in order to strengthen their ties with the province of British Columbia in Canada For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLondon: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised a "world best" display by goalkeeper David de Gea after his side’s hard-fought 3-1 win away to Arsenal on Saturday Victory left United five points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City who will go eight points clear again if they beat West Ham on Sunday ahead of next week’s Manchester derby But the win was far from routine even though early goals from Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard put United 2-0 up at the Emirates Stadium as soon as the 11th minute Manchester United’s goalkeeper David de Gea celebrates with teammates after their win AFP De Gea made several brilliant saves before Arsenal eventually pulled one back through Alexandre Lacazette four minutes after half time But Lingard’s second goal in the 63rd minute eventually made the game safe for the visitors before United midfielder Paul Pogba was shown a straight red card for a studs-up challenge on Hector Bellerin It was De Gea however who Mourinho singled out for special praise telling BT Sport: "I told him after the match what I saw today was the best from a goalkeeper in the world "You need the keeper to be there for you when the team needs" the Portuguese boss added "All the effort from the players was magnificent" As for Pogba’s dismissal which will rule him out of the Manchester derby Mourinho said Arsenal had been fortunate not to go a man down as well following a challenge by Laurent Koscielny on Romelu Lukaku "I don’t know" he said "I leave for you the Lukaku situation with Koscielny I leave for you the Arsenal players on the grass The grass is absolutely beautiful — I think there is a desire to go onto the grass" There was no hiding former Chelsea manager Mourinho’s joy however at an impressive all-round United display "I loved the way my team played and fought" he said "Arsenal played in some periods amazing attacking football — creating difficulties for us "But I have to say that my players deserve all the great words I don’t know so many in English but amazing phenomenal fantastic They deserved three points" For Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who has had an often fractious relationship with Mourinho there was pride in the way his side recovered from a horror start but ultimately a sense of frustration at their failure to take anything out of the game "I think we didn’t start well at all at the back and we are guilty of that" Wenger told the BBC "Despite being 2-0 down we should have come back — we had enough chances We produced excellent quality but were not decisive enough" the veteran French boss added "It was a mystery yes (not scoring more goals) but David de Gea was man-of-the-match by a clear mile "We played well but there is nothing more frustrating when you have that quality of performance and nothing to show for it at the end "The attitude was impeccable until the end But you cannot make the mistakes we made at the beginning" Having just completed graduation from the Punjab University,who is likely to retain the office.

however, the drunk and violently corrupt builder Ahuja in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, C for ‘courage’, The complaint against the KKM members was lodged by one Tushar Damgude.The FIR was registered against Sudhir Dhavale Sagar Gorkhe Harshali Potdar Ramesh Gaychor Deepak Dengle and Jyoti Jagtap a police official said The complainant alleged that the "provocative" speeches and presentations made during the entire programme "promoted" enmity between two groups Quoting the complaint the official said the KKM members made "provocative" speeches sang songs and used "inciting language during the programme and while distributing some books" Representational image AFP The complaint also stated that the "inciting speeches and presentations" made during the Elgaar Parishad led to the violence on 1 January at Koregaon Bhima in the district the official said One person was killed in the caste violence between two groups near Sanaswadi adjacent to Koregaon Bhima The mobs had damaged and torched several vehicles and shops on New Year’s day Besides houses of local residents were also ransacked "We have registered a case against the members of the Kabir Kala Manch under sections 153(a) 505(1)(b) and 117 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code" said Vishrambaug Police Station Senior Inspector Appasaheb Shewale The Kabir Kala Manch had came under the state Anti-Terrorism Squad’s scanner some years ago At least two members of the group who later broke away were arrested for alleged Naxal links The police already booked Mevani and Khalid for making "provocative" speeches and creating a rift between two communities The Pune Rural Police had registered an FIR against right-wing leaders Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide ‘Guruji’ under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and under various sections of the IPC including attempt to murder in connection with the caste clashes The violence occurred during the bicentennial event to commemorate the defeat of Peshwas by the British forces in the Koregaon Bhima battle Dalits view the battle as the defeat of "casteism" of upper-caste Peshwas In the wake of the incident various Dalit organisations observed a statewide bandh on January 3 which took a violent turn By: IANS | London | Published: July 30 2017 1:33 pm The study also revealed a degree of brain plasticity which indicates that the brain is able to adapt itself (Source: File Photo) Top News Is your son or daughter keen on learning to play a guitar or piano Allow them as according to a study playing any musical instrument throughout life may help improve the connection between the brain’s hearing area and the motor zone The findings showed that musical training produces an increase in audio-motor interactions in the right hemisphere at rest “This indicates that when a musician trains and spends many years learning to play a musical instrument there are more effective connections between the auditory and motor systems which are the regions mainly involved in playing an instrument” said Maraa Angeles Palomar-Garcia researcher at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Spain Further the research also revealed an adaptation in musicians’ brain areas responsible for controlling hand movement Specifically participants with musical training had reduced connectivity between the motor regions that control both hands but may have greater autonomy between their hands This “may reflect a greater skill with both hands for these musicians compared to the participants who had no musical training due to the need to use both hands in an independent and coordinated way to play their instrument” Palomar-Garcia explained For the study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex the team studied the impact of music training on the brain through both functional and structural images of the brain in rest through high field magnetic resonance imaging The study also revealed a degree of brain plasticity which indicates that the brain is able to adapt itself “Studies on brain plasticity associated with learning are fundamental to understanding the factors that determine the flexibility of the brain to adapt to a particular situation” says César Avila For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by ANI | London | Published: July 22 2009 11:57 am Related News Michael Jacksons alleged secret lovechild was seated in the front row at the stars memorial service on July 7 Dancer Omer Bhattispeculated to be Jacksons fourth childapparently sat with head bowed and sporting dark glasses alongside the King of Pops brothers and sisters during the tribute at the Staples CenterLos Angeles Jackson allegedly told his friends in 2004 that Norwegian Omer was his child from a one-night stand in 1984 The 25-year-olds mum Pia was unwell but her Pakistani husband Riz confirmed Omerwho bears a striking resemblance to youngest Jackson kid Blanketsat at the front row during the service “YeahyeahI know because I was watching I told my wife”Just wait until the press see this It’s not a small thing”” The Sun quoted Riz as saying Riz refused to confirm nor deny that Omer is a Jacksonadding: “Make what you like I don’t want to discuss anything” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alaka Sahani | Published: April 4 2017 12:04 am Actor Julie Andrews Top News MORE than half a century after actor Julie Andrews’s widely popular and eponymous role in Mary Poppins (1964) as a magical nanny and her appearance as Maria von Trapp the free-spirited governess in The Sound of Music (1965) she is training a bunch of adorable preschoolers in a Netflix show called Julie’s Greenroom for their Broadway debut As the teacher “Miss Julie” she is introducing preschoolers — who are actually muppets created by Jim Henson Company and known as “Greenies” on the show that debuted recently — to “the magic of performing arts” Fondly referred to as “super nanny” Andrews is probably the best person to introduce arts to tiny tots through the 13-part series where each episode highlights certain aspects of performing arts The 81-year-old who made her Broadway debut at the age of 19 with The Boy Friend (1954) says “There is no better way to teach children about teamwork communication skills or problem-solving abilities than by introducing them to arts When introduced to arts early they can get curious and be passionate about these subjects when they get older If you wait for too long they might assume they are never going to be good at those things” Not just Andrews but a number of her prominent guests on the show including actor Alec Baldwin singer-songwriter Edina Menzel and musician Josh Gobran too appear enthusiastic to train this posse oftalented muppets During the interview held in New York Andrews who has co-created the series with her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton a theatre director and author of children’s books appeared excited About the process of writing for the show she says that she tries to visualise the scenes for each 30-minute episode as she puts them down on paper “What if this was a film and had music — would the opening be pastoral with a quite moment before the story begins or would it be a fanfare” says the sprightly actor who is clad in a black top with a colourful scarf thrown around her neck And more often than not she goes for “fanfare” For example some of the stories written by her open with the rooster crowing on the roof to announce that it is morning and people need to wake up The iconic actor has in the past said that writing helped her come to terms with the loss of her singing voice due to a throat operation in 1997 and even called writing books “an extension of her singing voice” However it was not easy writing for puppets “We would imagine things that puppets could do on the show and be told by the team later that we can’t carry that out because puppeteers move in a certain way” says Hamilton According to Andrews puppeteers contributed immensely to the show with their suggestions “The puppeteers are below the stage level and have to raise their arms to manipulate the puppets looking at the camera during the shoot While working on the show I didn’t think of the human underneath For me the puppets are alive” says the actor who wants children to find their “inner star” Andrews who has worked on a slew of television shows over the decades conceived the show with her daughter in December 2015 Soon after they were looking at puppet sketches By May 2016 they finished writing the script and started the production work a couple of months later The mother-daughter duo has been collaborating on a number of projects and they believe they have “very different strengths” “While I am more inclined towards structure paying attention to the nuts and bolts my mother will come up with great ideas She will wake up in the middle of the night and say: ‘We need a duck’ She will have that great one line which makes everyone laugh a dramatic opening sequence or closing line to the chapter” recounts Hamilton Sipping on her tea Andrews impishly adds that she can be “impatient” while her daughter is more “tactful” Even as Andrews takes on new roles she remains much-loved as Mary Poppins and Maria von Trapp for generations of viewers Talking about these landmark characters she sounds reflective and modest “I have always known that those were the most phenomenal roles that I could have had I didn’t make those films I am lucky that I was asked to do those roles Then I had to do the required learning and wondered if I would be good enough I still have those doubts I have been blessed more than anyone I can imagine because I was offered all those wonderful things” adds the legend who made the hills come alive with the sound of music For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: February 20 2017 12:04 pm Top News After Ileana D’Cruz turned down the offer to do Aankhen 2 the makers roped in Esha Gupta to play the lead role and she was all the more excited to be working with Big B Actress Esha Gupta is on cloud nine as she is set to share screen space with megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in an upcoming film Aankhen 2 After Ileana D’Cruz turned down the offer to do Aankhen 2 the makers roped in Esha to play the lead role and she was all the more excited to be working with Big B “I had a wish list that I so wanted to do a film alongside Mr Amitabh Bachchan Especially after watching ‘Pink’ I was even ok to do a small role with him in a film I am star struck and I am open about it “Amit sir is the epitome of acting He is one person people will listen to and watch his work as well” Esha told PTI The Jannat 2 actress says she immediately gave her nod for the sequel to the 2002 thriller when producer Gaurang Doshi approached her “It’s a no brainer to say yes because the moment he gave me the narration I was blown away I am in the lead with all the men around in the film I am the one holding the film so I was all the more excited to do it” Currently the dusky beauty is working on Milan Luthria’s “Baadshaho” and will soon begin prep work on Aankhen 2 “I will start my training for ‘Aankhen 2’ after March 10 We will be doing workshops readings and all from March” The model-actress is excited to be shooting in a casino for the heist drama film “The shoot begins from April 17 We will be travelling to South Africa and the film will be shot inside the casino The film is of that level” she said Also Read:Mirchi Music Awards 2017: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil bags top honours Here’s the complete winners’list Besides Bachchan and Esha the film directed by Anees Bazmee also stars Arjun Rampal Anil Kapoor and Arshad Warsi For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ashok Gulati | Published: May 9 2016 12:00 am Bundelkhand and Marathwada are just samples but in reality more than 250 of India’s 680 plus odd districts have experienced severe drought where even drinking water became a major problem Illustration by: C R Sasikumar Related News Scattered “mango rains” have brought a little respite from scorching heat in certain places Earlier IMD’s forecast of above normal monsoon rains had given some hope for forthcoming acche din Yet a sizeable part of India is still smouldering under the grip of a drought Bundelkhand and Marathwada are just samples but in reality more than 250 of India’s 680 plus odd districts have experienced severe drought where even drinking water became a major problem Wisdom lies in converting this water crisis into an opportunity to change policies and programs so that masses don’t have to suffer again like this This is feasible only if our policy makers wake up and start caring for water on a high priority What is the water picture in the country India has almost 18 percent of global population but only 4 percent of fresh water resources On per capita water availability basis India falls in the category of “water stressed” nations defined as those with less than 1700 cubic metre water per capita per year In 2011 its average water availability hovered around 1545 cubic metre down from 1816 cubic metres in 2001 But at several places it is already less than even 1000 cubic metres making them “water scarce” In any case the whole nation is expected to be “water scarce” by 2050 So it is high time to wake up and face the coming reality with rationality Almost 78 percent of India’s water is being used for irrigation With expanding urbanisation the share of agriculture in water consumption will have to go down Therefore better water management will inevitably require a closer look at agriculture with a view to using water resources more rationally The ultimate irrigation potential (UIP) in the country at current levels of technology is 1399 million hectares (m ha) Of this almost 54 per cent comes from surface irrigation and 46 percent from groundwater resources Surface irrigation comprises of major and medium irrigation schemes (42 per cent) and minor surface irrigation schemes (12 per cent) Overall irrigation potential can go up from 1399 m ha today to 170 m ha if we tap the potential of inter-linking of rivers Our gross cropped area (GCA) hovers around 195 m ha This needs to seen in context of the Prime Minister’s clarion call for “har khet ko pani” and “per drop more crop” under PM’s Krishi Sinchayee Yojana Much of government expenditure on irrigation goes for major and medium irrigation schemes Civil engineers contractors and political masters love this for its grand scale But the bane of this sector is that there are too many projects compared to resources allocated for them and with thin spreading of expenditures they linger on for decades making them an exorbitantly expensive proposition Large leakages make it even worse The other bane is the widening gap between irrigation potential created (IPC) and potential utilised (IPU) While overall IPC so far is around 113 m ha only about 91 m ha has been utilised This gives only 47 per cent irrigation cover to GCA Sometimes many experts mistakenly take it as a low hanging fruit as if water is lying somewhere and waiting for the last mile field delivery This is illusionary as much of this water is already utilised Anyone who gets access to water first goes for water intensive crops like sugarcane paddy bananas etc as water is highly subsidised As a result not much water is left for tail-enders No wonder IPU falls much short of IPC In groundwater the problem is over-exploitation and falling water tables More than 80 per cent of administrative units in Punjab Haryana Rajasthan and Delhi are overexploited and water table is depleting by one feet each year This is eating away resources of future generations And one of the key factors behind this is the highly subsidised power supplied to rural areas So where do we go from here to streamline water policies The subsidy on power and canal waters together amounts to almost Rs 100000 crore Political economy of pricing is such that raising their prices to recover full costs seems very difficult if not impossible One needs innovations in public policy One innovation could be installing meters to measure power consumption and also canal waters and then incentivising farmers to save their consumption by rewarding them with monetary value of say 75 per cent of the savings at a price equivalent to what it would cost to supply from fresh investments China is doing some such pilots and our estimates suggest that about 30 per cent savings in water and power is feasible Another innovation could be to ration power and water supplies on per ha basis and let farmers choose cropping patterns based on that allocation If any farmer wants more of these beyond their rationed quantity they will have to pay full cost pricing Still another innovation will be to replace inefficient pump sets by more energy efficient ones at government cost Estimates suggest that almost 30 per cent power can be saved But to save water we need to promote drip and sprinklers aggressively especially for sugarcane and banana saving 40-50 per cent water So far less than 5 percent of India’s cropped area is under micro-irrigation and potential is at least three to four times more Similarly flooding of rice fields needs to be replaced by SRI (System of Rice Intensification) technique which can save about 30 per cent water Last but not least stop protecting these water intensive crops Currently import duty on sugar is 40 per cent and on rice 70-80 percent In fact India is a net exporter of “virtual water” as 1 kg of rice requires 3000 to 5000 litres of water and 1 kg of sugar about 2000 litres of water and both are being exported In brief we need to shift from supply side augmentation to demand side management and incentivising peasantry to save water by rewarding them and making imports of water guzzler crops liberal The writer is Infosys chair professor for agriculture at Icrier Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: October 15 2017 8:50 pm India put up an impressive display to against Colombia as they were organised tactically and physically well-prepared (Source: File) Related News India may have made a group stage exit in the Under-17 World Cup but their spirited show has impressed FIFA head of coaching and player development Branimir Ujevic who urged them to learn from mistakes and focus on the future Having blanked 0-3 by USA in their U-17 World Cup opener India put up an impressive display to equalise against Colombia but conceded in the very next minute to dash hopes of securing their first point in a FIFA tournament “It was obvious that they played adaptive game in the first match but they were amazing against Colombia They were very organised tactically and physically well-prepared” Ujevic told reporters in a group league review news conference at the Salt Lake Stadium “They created a few scoring chances and were so enthusiastic and emotional jumping in joy after scoring the goal that they forgot to protect the goal in the next Colombian attack “Atmosphere was incredible I hope they will learn a lot from this type of games otherwise it’s difficult to take a look into the future” “I give credit to the Indian people For some games while going to stadium I felt like I’m coming to Santiago Old Trafford because of so many enthusiastic people who really enjoy football” he added Ujevic was particularly impressed with India’s only goalscorer Jeakson Singh and custodian Dheeraj Singh who was outstanding with his bold saves under the bar “In Indian team you have two very nice midfield players and also the goalkeeper The guy (Jeakson) who is just 16 years old and put his footpirnt in history of Indian football with his first ever goal for India He’s only 16 and that would stay will in history books forever “This was the best possible learning tool for India U-17 team Obviously physically and tactically they were well prepared with the big influence of Indian coach (Luis Norton de Matos)” “Talking about individual approach there were over excitement during games… There’s a lot of space to improve They deserve this World Cup They really showed a great commitment” In his first FIFA tournament as head of technical study group Ujevic said: “It’s obvious from the group stage that teams had come well prepared Teams showed different styles of play depending on their confederation “Based on technical aspects we could say the best 16 teams qualified for knock-out round It would really be interesting to see how they’re prepared for the knockout stage It’s a very very interesting line-up in round 16” “In general there has been a plenty of enjoyable matches during group stage It’s really fantastic football atmosphere outstanding individual players” he said summing up his experience so far He also gave credit to the coaches and refused to elaborate much on the negative sides saying such things were normal in a developmental tournaments “The technical stuff they adapted going ahead was interesting They were doing some interesting changes during the games As the tournament goes to the final round I hope it will be much more better and excitement” “You have always some positive and non-positive impacts in a development tournament Here you’re talking about 16-year-old boys… They were doing some amazing things as well as incredible individual mistakes it’s all part of the development “We should give them an opportunity to grow as footballers We have to arrange everything for the next tournament and make them ready for future” he concluded For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News We will ensure BMC projects are bigger than MMRDA’s, Four players, 1 and 2 amateurs,with workers of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) being engaged to clear the ground facing the hillock for tree plantation and gathering of audience on October 31,a special task force carved out of the State Reserve Police Force (SRP).

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