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Aoki, a resident of Mallapuram, "We have just been elected with a huge mandate..why go back to the people of the state for votes again" she told a Bengali news television channel on 20 April Captain (retd) Amarinder Singh of Punjabhas also rejected the idea saying his party has just swept to a great victory in the state and it would be very taxing on the state to push the machinery into another election right next year Similar concerns have come forth from Assam a state that’s ruled by the BJP The PMO has hinted there could some "grace years" granted to those states which have just been to the polls but the million dollar question remains: On what basis will be the "grace years" be granted Communist Party of India’s D Raja said that the move was next to impossible "We have heard of it and I don’t think it can be worked out We have to dismantle many mechanisms many systems" Communist Party of India (Marxist)’s Mohammed Salim said that advancing the polls is nothing extraordinary and that it has once happened before but doubted if state elections could be combined with the General Elections "It will be very tough for the BJP Let that happen first the talks are at a very preliminary stage" Soon after landing in Lucknow on Friday for an interaction with party workers to kick off the campaign for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi sent out a series of tweets calling for unity among his party workers and mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the same breath Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi PTI "Modiji focuses on the richest man while the Congress Party focuses on the poorest man" the Congress second-in-command tweeted Announcing that Congress will not be satisfied just by increasing its seat tally Rahul made it clear that his party aims much higher "Congress is fighting to change the lives of the ppl of UP We are fighting to form the Govt in UP We are not here to merely increase seats" he tweeted https://twittercom/OfficeOfRG/status/758968308657889280 https://twittercom/OfficeOfRG/status/758970963731939328 The Friday meeting which will take place at the Ramabai Ambedkar Rally Sthal in the Uttar Pradesh capital follows a three-day bus yatra — "27 saal UP behaal" — from the party headquarters in New Delhi on 23 July that was flagged off by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul The bus yatra had aimed at reaching out to the public and highlighting the alleged failure of successive governments in Uttar Pradesh in the past 27 years ever since the Congress got out of power there The bus yatra was to cover a total distance of 600 km Top Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad who is the general secretary in-charge of party affairs in the state Sheila Dikshit the party’s chief ministerial face in the state and state unit chief Raj Babbar along with others travelled in the bus that halted at various places en route Kanpur They also addressed a number of public meetings and interacted with party workers on the way The yatra covered four districts each day and halted at Moradabad on the first day covering important districts in western Uttar Pradesh "This is a key outreach programme The idea is to not do a conventional rally but instead hold a show of strength of party volunteers We feel if the ground volunteers are strong party’s message goes out in a very effective manner" the Mint quoted a senior party leader from Uttar Pradesh Around 12 pm it was said that 40000 registrations were done for the meeting Chief ministerial candidate Dikshit had tweeted on Friday morning "There is a sense of enthusiasm in Lucknow Look forward to meeting Congress workers who are the backbone of the party" Congress faces an uphill task ahead as it won only 28 seats out of the 403 seats in the country’s largest Assembly in the last state poll of 2012 Moreover in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls only Sonia and Rahul could win their respective seats of Rae Bareli and Amethi By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: February 21 2016 12:38 pm The Oscar-nominated songs “Manta Ray” from the documentary “Racing Extinction” and “Simple Song #3” from Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” will not be performed on the 88th Academy Awards Related News The Oscar-nominated songs “Manta Ray” from the documentary “Racing Extinction” and “Simple Song #3” from Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” will not be performed on the 88th Academy Awards The reason according to a source: “time constraints” reported Variety The Academy earlier announced that Lady Gaga Sam Smith and the Weeknd would perform their nominated tunes from “The Hunting Ground” “Spectre” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” respectively on the telecast A special performance by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has also been announced Last week the campaigns behind the two outlying original song nominees performed by lesser-known acts were informed they would not be part of the show “Manta Ray” features music by two-time Oscar-nominated composer J Ralph with lyrics by Antony Hegarty (aka Anohni) who also performs “Simple Song #3” was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang and performed by South Korean soprano Sumi Jo a Grammy winner But those credentials weren’t enough to keep them on the programme Songs have been pulled from the Oscars a few times in recent memory including J Ralph’s own “Before My Time” from the 2012 documentary “Chasing Ice” In 2010 and 2012 all nominees were removed from the rundown while Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” was the only exclusion on the 2003 telecast because the hip-hop artist did not attend He ultimately won the Oscar For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: April 28 2016 9:50 am “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr says he could read about himself and his performance “all day” (Source: AP) Related News “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr says he could read about himself and his performance “all day” The 51-year-old actor who has played Iron Man in the Marvel Comics franchise since 2008 has admitted he likes to read “good reviews” about himself and his performance in the hit movies reported Femalefirst Speaking at the European premiere of “Captain America: Civil War” – in which he returns as Iron Man – in Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush London he said “I was reading some good reviews (about the movie) I could read good reviews about me all day” The actor was joined at the premiere by his co-stars from the film including Tom Chris Evans Elizabeth Olsen Paul Bettany Paul Rudd and Jeremy Renner For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Updated: February 27 2017 8:50 am A poor transition from prone to standing series saw Sanjeev Rajput finish fifth with a score of 4206 on Sunday Top News The last time Sanjeev Rajput was at a shooting range he fled the venue mid-way through an event and disappeared from the circuit for several weeks Circa December 2016 The venue Balewadi Sports Complex After a decent qualifying round of the 10m air rifle Rajput was waiting to report for the final of the National Championships Days before a national-level shooter had accused him of rape Watch What Else Is Making News When the two came face-to-face in Pune the female shooter attacked him She beat Rajput leading to an hour-long chaos By the time the police arrived Rajput somehow escaped from the venue not knowing if he would ever be able to return to a range again There were FIRs against him at the Chanakyapuri police station in Delhi and Pune’s Hinjewadi and was called for questioning in the Capital But he has been out on bail to compete in international tournaments On Sunday Rajput returned to a shooting range for the first time since that ugly episode This time though there wasn’t any need for him to slip away There was a scuffle but to get selfies and photographs Rajput was welcomed to the finals hall of the World Cup with a huge roar and left with an even bigger one despite not being able to get on the podium He came agonizingly close though A difference of 01 when he bowed out at fifth place in the 50m three-position A shot millimeters to the left and who knows it would’ve been Rajput on the podium 15 minutes later considering how the others fared in the closing stages of an engaging final But Rajput wouldn’t deal in probabilities Not at the moment at least He looked glad just to be back at the range competing aiming at that tiny dot invisible to the naked eye placed at a distance of 50m from him “The episode has left me shaken and devastated” he says “This has been a struggle to return to the range Psychologically it is tough My family life is disturbed It was tough to concentrate fully on this event” The allegations against Rajput are serious The woman shooter has accused him of offering her a drink that was spiked with sedatives She claims to have fallen unconscious subsequently which is when he allegedly raped her Rajput an ex-Armyman who is now a Sports Authority of India (SAI) coach trained the woman shooter at the Karni Singh Shooting Range After the incident the shooter alleged that Rajput had threatened to kill her Since then Rajput says he has spent most time gathering evidences that will prove his innocence “I’ve got bail on merit Whatever proof I had I submitted it to the court after which I got bail The trial will begin soon” he says When he entered the Karni Singh Range on Sunday Rajput says he tried to cut off his personal life from professional In the last few years he has forged a reputation of being one of the best rifle shooters in the country behind Gagan Narang and Abhinav Bindra Rajput along with Chain Singh was the main hope to carry forward India’s rich legacy in the event Apart from Narang and Jitu Rai the Asian and Commonwealth Games medallist is also the only male shooter to have won a World Cup medal in recent times a silver at Baku last year But he was controversially omitted from the Indian squad last year which the NRAI said was because of his inconsistent performances internationally In the three-position event the shooters have to aim at the target by kneeling lying prone and standing During the qualifying and in the final Rajput shot best from the prone position However a few stray shots at crucial stages especially at the beginning of the final from kneeling and standing positions cost him dear The transition from prone to standing too wasn’t smooth Two poor shots of 96 ultimately sealed his fate exiting at fifth place with a score of 4206 China continued its dominance as Hui Zicheng (4542) and Jian Sun (4516) clinched the gold and silver medals respectively Switzerland’s Jan Lochbihler won the bronze with 4402 Rajput who will be back in the 50m rifle prone event on Tuesday is just glad to be back competing “So it was very important for me to reach the final and win a medal especially after whatever has happened But I’ll take the fifth place finish” he says “At least I am back at the range” Heena Sidhu misses final Harveen Srao 7th In the women’s 10m air pistol final Harveen Srao shot 1336 to finish at seventh place having qualified as the eighth contestant with 379 after shooting 96 92 95 and 96 in four series of 10 shots each Former world number one and a world record holder Heena Sidhu could not make the cut finishing 11th in the qualification stage with 378 while Priyanka Susvirkar was way behind at 36th Lin Yuemein (2408 in the final) won the top prize with a world record and compatriot Zhang Mengxue (2378) bagged the silver in another one-two finish for China Singapore’s Shun Xie Teo managed a bronze with 2174 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Suanshu Khurana | Updated: April 6 2016 4:37 am Mahesh Kale grew up in a house full of music and playing games improvised from alaaps bandishes and notations Related News A certain mania comes through the lush murkis and harkats that find themselves in the musical dual sung as the centerpiece of the critically-acclaimed Marathi film Katyar Kaljat Ghusli (A Dagger Through The Heart) Placed at the climax of the film which is based on playwright Purushottam Darvhekar’s eponymous play about a clash between two musical gharanas in a king’s court Aruni Karani is a piece in the melodious and sensuous Sohini Composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy the raga is known to not offer much space for elaboration Singer Mahesh Kale attempts a conversation with the soul by representing a musician’s attempt to understand the existence of love or lack thereof through this bandish Kale’s vocals for the same have not only won him praise from critics and musicians alike but also a National Award for being the best male playback singer in 2015 for the same film Share This Article Related Article In this year’s Bollywood-dominated national awards selection an award for a Hindustani classical vocalist is somewhat redemptive As for Kale neither did he factor this one in nor did he know that he was eligible “I am quite removed from this award business in general It is a very different kind of environment where I learnt music The sadhana acquires more importance than anything else I was just hoping that I could pour a piece of my heart into it” says 40-year-old Kale over a telephone conversation from Pune where he lives What however is interesting is that almost half a century ago Kale’s guru and legendary vocalist Pt Jitendra Abhisheki sat down for a musical duel with another iconic artiste Vasntrao Deshpande The two heavyweights were enacting the same play in theatres across Maharashtra The Marathi play the original music for which was composed by Abhisheki himself went on to find much popularity in the remotest regions of the state Years after Abhisheki’s demise Kale and Deshpande’s grandson Rahul Deshpande would enact the same play and perform the same duel So when director Subodh Bhave got the two to do playback of the duel in his film Katyar Kaljat Ghusli the compositions Surat piya ki and Aruni karani found much appreciation “The movie as a medium has a tremendous outreach The play over the years has reached out to fewer people With the film my guru’s music was heard by many more people The kids have picked it up and are at home with it The songs from our grandfathers’ days are being loved by kids” says Kale about the film that has retained a lot of Abhisheki’s music and has included some of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s classical compositions as well The trio didn’t offer Kale a strict blueprint but asked him not to wander off “They were open to what I wanted to do Shankar ji knew exactly what he wanted Leeway was in the abstract portions” says Kale What concerned Kale about Aruni Kirani however was not that it was an exhaustive piece with elaborate taand and alaaps but the idea of dubbing it correctly so that the lip synching matched “As classical musicians we are used to improvising but not matching the vocals with the actors’ lip-synching That was new for me and quite challenging Musically I had a great time” says Kale He grew up in Pune surrounded by music His mother was a classical singer and would devise classical music games for him “I was a notorious kid and she would try these games She would hum a tune and give me the notation or sing an alaap and ask me to identify the raag Before I knew it I could remember hundreds of bandishes by heart” says Kale who was baptised into classical music by Abhisheki in the early ’90s Abhisheki wasn’t a taskmaster but was meticulous “I looked up to him as god and there isn’t an iota of exaggeration there I was madly in love with most of his music that I had heard on the tapes and radio To be able to be around him was awesome enough let alone sit with him and learn If you like something really well you aren’t even aware of how strict someone is” says Kale whose parents wanted him to also find a “stable” career alongside He moved to the US to study engineering but his heart pulled him back to music He began teaching music in the Silicon Valley and became a full-time musician eight years ago He now teaches students in his house in a gurukul system “It’s the closest I can get to Abhisheki Bhuva’s music Eating with a guru and living alongside gives well-rounded training another definition I have opened my house in the States to my students in a similar way” says Kale For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News Dear Zindagi, When the time was right, Madagascar, According to sources in state’s family welfare bureau in Pune, Aurangabad, he was later taken to Rajawadi and admitted there for chest pain on April 23. 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