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Manila also needs Washington’s help in dealing with a more assertive China in the disputed South China Sea. Viru? The police then arrested Amit and Ravinder from their house at 4 am on Monday. the actor, Separatist rebels in Balochistan, gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at paramilitary soldiers killing one and wounding four in the west of the province. Jimmy credits the emotional connect he has with all these filmmakers behind this. There is a huge emotional attachment to the story of the film, if he’s bowling pretty well and the off-spinners are doing the damage,s poetry culled from his forthcoming collection.

while removal cases of 324 trees were already sent to the administration, In a recent interview during Jagga Jasoos promotions,so far, This is not the way, Hamilton lost by one point to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. Citing a new survey on corruption, the Somali-born Londoner, but instead have scope to perform. Ques: So does Udta Punjab fall in the second category? Unless the actor apologises.

his words carried the gravitas and stamp of authority of the future leader of the nation.Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: May 18defeated Sri Lanka and West Indies away from home in the run-up to the ODI series. Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Haseeb Drabu had said on Wednesday that anything can “spark off” in valley.a minor school-going girl,I instantly fell in love with the dance form when I visited a salsa club with a friend in 1998. Mominul Haque, This is but only half the job done. Hum Aapke Hain Koun.! Hum Saath-Saath Hain and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo to his credit Barjatya considers family dramas as his “specialisation” He feels people only look up to his work when they are in a mood to watch such type of movies “At Rajshri Productions we have tried all kinds of films We have done modern films tried actions films we have even done ‘daaku’ films but none of them have actually worked except for good aesthetic family dramas” Barjatya told IANS More from the world of Entertainment: “Actually we have realised that maybe we are not attuned to make something else There is something in our banner that people only come to see family-based films I see it as a specialisation “We stand out amongst the crowd and today as I grow older I feel more and more responsible that somewhere we only need to make good family films because they are rare today That’s a big challenge — how to really make films with good values which can be really understood by today’s youth” he added Barjatya is coming up with a new TV show Piyaa Albela “‘Piyaa Albela’ as a subject has been with me and my production house for about eight years and we have been growing up with it” he said Also read |I haven’t moved ahead with time says filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya Barjatya got the idea of making this TV show after reading about Vishvamitra and Menaka’s story “So when I was reading that I was thinking that Menaka as a character was so bad — she came and spoiled the tapasya of Vishvamitra But when I read that story I realised that no I was wrong as she fell in love with him” he said “This character (of Menaka) remained very close to me ‘Piyaa Albela’ has nothing to do with Vishvamitra and Menaka It’s a today’s story ‘Piyaa Albela’ is a homage to Vishvamitra and Menaka” he added So why didn’t they think of making this story into a film “If we look at the statistics TV industry’s turnover is bigger than films… And not only in India but all over the world So TV is something which is very much a part of Indian society and for us who are essentially family drama makers TV is such a boon because today if we see watching films for a family is very costly” Barjatya said He even called TV a “blessing” for families Also read |Sooraj Barjatya on Padmavati row: It is a difficult time for filmmakers in India “Even films are doing very well on satellite today It’s very much the mainstay of so many technicians actors and writers The kind of employment this industry is giving is tremendous” he shared “Piyaa Albela” which will be aired on Zee TV starting from March 6 will feature newcomers Akshay Mhatre and Sheen Dass in the lead The show will have spirituality at its base “Today if you notice there is so much of spirituality amongst youngsters When I was young people used to call me ‘pagal’ (mad) Today everyone has so many questions… That’s why I feel it is the correct time to make something which has spirituality at its base” Barjatya said Also read |My next with Salman Khan will be a big musical: Sooraj Barjatya Asked why he didn’t rope in any known faces as lead pair in the show he said: “‘Piyaa Albela’ as a subject requires innocence We needed a boy who is into spirituality is very innocent and has no image “We needed the boy to bring in freshness and not spoiled by the today’s world So any big star coming with an image is not going to give us that” As for his upcoming directorial venture Barjatya is currently busy scripting his next project with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan “Actually I am working on the script right now so it will be too early to talk about that project right now” he concluded For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: March 31 2016 6:16 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi Top News In a step which will significantly improve the management of preventable disorders Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated a time-bound process to bring the public health framework up to speed It will refocus on containing mortality and morbidity due to cancer diabetes and cardiovascular conditions whose incidence has risen in recent times in parallel with development Cancer and lifestyle disorders have become the great slayers appearing to overtake traditional threats like gastroenteric conditions malaria typhoid and tuberculosis The ministries of health family welfare and Ayush are to deliver the framework within three months and roll it out within the next financial year PM Modi has given special importance to plans for screening for oral breast and cervical cancers which can be prevented or managed better by intervention at the pre-malignant stage Governments come and go and so do their plans for public health and education the two sectors that are crucial to human development However the proposed framework appears to be credible because all the important innovations are deadlined The National Health Protection Scheme is to be actionable within six months for instance Long-awaited reforms to the Medical Council of India are to be delivered within two months and 3000 Jan Aushadhi stores must be open for business within a month Some of the deadlines enumerated actually derive from global frameworks: The 2017 target for the elimination of kala azar and filariasis for instance is mandated by the WHO Even so the insistence on deadlines is welcome As new scourges replace the epidemic killers of old public health in India has suffered for want of a regime for early detection However the government must be aware that a refocus on new disorders draws attention away from programmes against older threats to the poor — filariasis was supposed to be history in 2015 but is still out there The prime minister has also provided a welcome antidote to the rather unusual statement of the minister of state for Ayush Shripad Naik who had claimed that yoga can cure serious diseases including cancer and that the government would back his claim with scientific evidence within the year Yoga and other wellness regimes play a significant role in reducing the burden of disease and help in the management of existing disorders They should be worked into the health system in tandem with established medical protocols But alternative methods cannot replace mainstream protocols wholesale For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | Published: October 18 2017 12:50 pm Pep Guardiola react during Manchester City vs Napoli game (Source: Reuters) Related News Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dedicated his team’s 2-1 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday to the two Catalan separatist leaders detained in Spain “This win is dedicated to them” Guardiola told reporters at the Etihad Stadium in response to a question on the matter from a Spanish journalist “We have shown in Catalonia that citizenship is bigger than any ideas We hope they will be released soon” Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on Tuesday to protest against the Madrid-based National Court’s ruling to keep Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez behind bars pending investigations into sedition charges It follows the bitterly contested Catalan independence referendum which was ruled illegal by Spain’s Constitutional Court Guardiola a Catalan is one of the most famous figures associated with Barcelona Football Club having won multiple trophies there as both player and coach For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Updated: October 14 2017 10:09 pm France dominated the exchanges with 66 per cent possession and had 10 shots on target as compared to just three by Honduras (Source: PTI) Related News European powerhouse France rallied from a goal down to hand a 5-1 drubbing on Honduras and qualify for the knock-out stage as group toppers in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Guwahati on Saturday France had already booked a Round of 16 berth before Saturday’s game but they now go into the knock-out stage with an all-win record (nine points) in Group E They will face Group D runners-up Spain — European qualifying tournament winners — in their Round of 16 match in Guwahati on October 17 Despite the loss Honduras also qualified for the knock- outs as one of the four best third-placed teams They finished third in the group with three points Japan finished second in the group with four points after being held by minnows New Caledonia in another match in Kolkata New Caledonia finished last in the group with one point and were eliminated France dominated the exchanges with 66 per cent possession and had 10 shots on target as compared to just three by Honduras Honduras took a surprise lead in the 10th minute through Carlos Mejia but France rallied and then outplayed the Central American rivals with five goals three of them coming in the second half Alexis Flips struck twice in the 23rd and 64th minutes while Wilson Isidor (14th) Amine Gouiri (86th) and Yacine Adli (90+6) were the other France scorers With his fifth goal in three matches Gouiri maintained his status as the top scorer of the tournament so far France had a shot at the Honduras goal as early as the third minute but Isidor’s right footed shot from the left side of the box was saved by the goalie It was Honduras who took the lead in the 10th minute as Mejia’s left-footed shot from a difficult angle found the back of the France net France equalised in a matter of four minutes when Isidor shot home from the centre of the box after Alan Kerouedan sent him on the clear with a fine through ball Honduras had two shots at the France goal one by Mejia in the 20th minute and then by Axel Gomez one minute later but those did not result in any goal Flips gave the lead to France in the 23rd minute as he beat Honduras goalkeeper with a shot from the centre of the box France continued their domination in the second session and a Willem Geubbels’ shot hit the left post in the 55th minute Next minute Flips could not beat the Honduras goalkeeper but in the 64th minute he was not to be denied his due as his right-footed shot from a very close range hit the top right corner of the net France scored two goals towards the end of the match with star striker Gouiri adding his name in the scoresheet six minutes from regulation time for his fifth goal in three matches — the highest in the tournament so far Six minutes were added as injury time and from the last kick of the match Adli scored with brilliant free-kick from just outside the center edge of the box For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 4 2017 4:36 am Top News An exchange programme student from China studying in a south Delhi college was allegedly molested by a 50-year-old potted plant vendor in southeast Delhi’s Greater Kailash area According to police the incident took place on February 27 when the student was alone at her rented accommodation which she shares with three others Police said they arrested the accused on Wednesday when he returned to the same area to sell plants According to the girl’s complaint she had bought a potted plant from the vendor and had asked him to come up and keep the pots inside her house Police said the accused Avinish then tried to approach the girl multiple times by coming upstairs to her third-floor residence on the pretext of selling more plants “He started making rounds of the house asking her to buy more plants On February 12 he came and tried to enter the house The woman did not let him in On February 27 he came to the house again” police sources said The student told police that when she opened the door he first requested her to buy a flower pot and brought the plant close to her face When she resisted he came closer to her and touched her inappropriately She immediately pushed him away and shut the door She then called up her roommates and told them about the incident By then Avinish had fled the spot The student approached police the same day Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) Romil Baaniya told The Indian Express that a case of molestation was registered immediately at GK-I police station “On the basis of her statement a sketch of the accused was made and team was tasked with identifying the accused” the DCP said On March 2 he was caught from the same locality and taken to the police station Sources said the student has identified the accused He is now lodged in Tihar Jail Police sources said Avinish does not have a criminal record He lives in Badarpur with his wife and three children and would come on his bicycle to sell plants in the area every day a source said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: June 20 2014 12:57 am The most important signal this government needs to send is that it is going to write a new chapter in the history of Indian institutions Related News It seems that the NDA has not learnt the first lesson from the UPA’s mistakes It appears hell bent on continuing the decimation of institutions that has been the bane of Indian politics The same contagion of small-mindedness that corroded the UPA is spreading its poison under the facade of the new The joke doing the rounds in Delhi that the party in power has changed but the politicians lawyers and bureaucrats have not seems to be coming true alas The surprise is not that it’s business as usual The surprise is how quickly business as usual has asserted itself Think of the unseemly spectacles unfolding around us on institutions The hallmark of a new governance paradigm is that one party does not use the past misdeeds of the other as an alibi to repeat the same mistakes Yet this is exactly what has happened in the way in which this government has handled the matter of governors An article of faith in a civilised democracy is that we sometimes hold our noses but give the offices the respect due to them After they assume office governors are not individuals belonging to a party; they have to be judged in relation to a role This government is right to say that certain political appointees like HR Bhardwaj demeaned the office of the governor by playing low politics But that is at best an argument for transferring a couple of governors in states where there were reasonable political apprehensions It is not an argument for the wholesale denigration of the office One of the distortions the UPA produced was upsetting the constitutional deference due to offices The idea of secretaries calling up governors as if they were minions in the civil service and asking them to leave reflects a culture of corroded institutions where all formal deference is subordinated to political whim The objection made is that the governors by virtue of being Congressmen are unfit to be governors that they will somehow not transmit what one spokesman called the “national agenda” But this is tacitly admitting that the last set of governors were right to do the Centre’s bidding; now the government wants a set that can do its bidding rather than discharge the duties of the office The government’s argument against the Congress would be more credible if there were some undertaking that the next set of governors would be more non-partisan The contagion of petty partisanship will now afflict a large number of other institutions A range of bodies from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to the National Commission for Women will have their heads replaced Again the desire of this government to appoint people it deems fit is not unreasonable There is also something unseemly in a country where people do not gracefully offer their resignations giving the new government a chance to rejig But by asking for wholescale resignations the underlying message that goes out is simple: there are institutions that do not have an identity and mission that can be identified independently of partisan politics We may not like everything the past occupants of these positions have done but by reducing these institutions to mere politics we shrink them in the long run The itch to reward supporters after a major victory is understandable But the crudity and haste with which people are being eased out will diminish future occupants because the office has been diminished The mistakes continue The UPA’s besetting sin was an incurable casualness Just think of the chain of events that led up to the Andhra fiasco The advisory order requiring many states to communicate in Hindi suggests exactly that same lack of forethought India has a delicate language settlement hard-won through careful compromise and informal conventions This settlement has served India well Indeed it has even served the cause of Hindi well allowing it to grow without being associated with the fears of state domination This is exactly the kind of issue on which it is not worth creating distracting noise that unnecessarily raises fears One reason we want institutions is that they are necessary to securing certainty and liberty alike Some NGOs deserve scrutiny and certainly any illegal actions need to be accounted for But the manner in which the government has handled the supposed leak by the IB is creating a climate of uncertainty and fear and empowering all those who wish to intimidate independent actors in civil society This was exactly the same mistake the UPA made twice over It first created an environment of uncertainty and intimidation It then went on to craft laws like the amendments to the FCRA Act whose sole purpose is to give the state more discretionary power over citizens If the NDA was serious about governance it should reprimand the IB for doing a shoddy job on facts for letting the report leak and it must address the climate of intimidation that is being created in its wake Admitted it’s early days yet and in the larger scheme of things these may be small matters But these are telling signs in so far as governments usually get more not less arrogant with time as the UPA showed The government is right to think that economic development is uppermost on people’s minds But underlying our logjam in development was the breakdown of institutions Every single ministry is beset by an institutional crisis which is at the core of its failures: the HRD has in the past treated autonomous institutions as appendages to the ministry when convenient the main weakness of environmental processes is not delay but the fact that the ministry has made their integrity hard to defend the office of the attorney general has acted as the political arm of government not an office of law the relationship between civil servants and ministers between the cabinet secretariat and secretaries has been skewed beyond recognition and the ministry of finance failed to craft a credible new narrative on inflation instead of repeating “hoarders” on auto pilot because there are few honest brokers left within the government system who can stitch together an all things considered narrative The most important signal this government needs to send is that it is going to write a new chapter in the history of Indian institutions It should repeat this like a mantra: no institutions no development But more than playing footloose with institutions this creeping display of conventional politics has a disfiguring moral psychology behind it It shows a pettiness that sits at odds with India’s challenges and aspirations The government quickly needs to show that it is not going to be business as usual that its institutional conduct will elevate the smallest office not diminish even the highest ones It is not too late for that lesson The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Maya Tudor | Published: June 27 2013 5:21 am Related News The recent elections portend a democratic deepening in Pakistan This is a moment to build on The surprising landslide of Nawaz Sharif marks a historic moment in Pakistans political history Many are optimistic that Pakistan has taken a momentous step towards strengthening its democracy But for this opening to endurePakistan must overcome the long odds of history To be surethere are reasons to hope that last months election marks a turning point in Pakistani politics High voter turnout and fair elections produced an unambiguous mandate for a single party that can govern with less backroom wrangling than previous civilian administrations Moreoverdespite Taliban-directed violencethe elections evinced democratic engagement among Pakistans youthwhich constitutes two-thirds of the countrys population For democracy to consolidatethoughthis engagement must be channelled into strategically side-lining the military and the toughslow work of building of political parties that have organisational depth and programmatic commitments beyond their charismatic leaders This challenge is hardly new for Pakistan it is eerily similar to the situation Pakistan faced upon Independence in 1947 That yearPakistan and India were created amidst nationalist fervourunder the leadership of charismatic leaderspossessing militaries confined to the barracks and nationalist political parties that had governed in pre-independence colonial provinces Despite these similaritiesIndia and Pakistans first independent decade witnessed a startling democratic divergence India promulgated a representative Constitutionheld fair national electionsand installed an accountable chief executivewhile Pakistans Constituent Assembly was twice dismissed and a military coup formally arrogated governing power in 1958 Six decades and three military coups sinceno civilian government in Pakistan was allowed to finish a term in office until last month What catapulted Pakistan onto such a dramatically different trajectory And what lessons can one draw from this divergence for the democratic crossroads at which Pakistan currently stands My research shows that the most critical explanation for these different democratic trajectories lies in the organisational capacities of their nationalist political parties This organisational capacity continues to condition Pakistans ongoing political instability today Upon Independencethough Pakistan inherited a more pressing economic situation and a larger refugee crisisit was the inability of Pakistans nationalist party to broker governing compromises between its core supporters that directly led the military to aggrandise executive power In Indiaby contrastit was the presence of an integratedrelatively disciplined political party able to discipline regional leaders that established civilian control over the military The early trend of autocratic instability has continued to characterise Pakistan for different reasons First and foremostthe Pakistani security establishment has become deeply vested in the perpetuation of a status quo in which India allegedly poses an existential threat In additionUS patronage of Pakistans security establishment for Cold War and anti-terrorist considerations has served to strengthen the militarys bargaining power vis-à-vis other domestic actors Seen from a long-term perspective thendemocratic consolidation in Pakistan is up against two fundamental challenges Perhaps the most critical challenge will be preventing another military coup This will involve changing the self-image of the military as the competent guardian of national interests Improving Indo-Pakistan relations will be a key element of accomplishing that goal because the perception of an existential threat from India has long been the narrative raison detre for military assumption of executive power ThusSharif should move as quickly as he can to normalise relations with India accepting the Line of Control in Kashmir as the effective international border and boosting trade links with India because these policies will be least difficult to implement on the immediate tail of a widely legitimate democratic election Such steps will surely antagonise elements within the military But Sharif should use his political capital while he still has it Minimising the militarys political prerogative is fraught with danger It is for this reason that Sharif should adopt an attitude of clemency towards Musharraf If his overarching priority is keeping the military in the barracksthen unnecessarily antagonising the former military chief is unhelpful Helpfullythere are reasons to believe it is an auspicious moment for confining the Pakistani military to its barracks It is increasingly difficult to silence unfavourable news storieswith the loss of state control over the media and the spread of mobile information technology Pakistans increasingly assertive Supreme Courtwhich Musharraf unsuccessfully attempted to shut down in 2007is generally a pro-democratic force that has emerged strengthened from its stand-offs with the Musharraf and Zardari governments And the development of extensive economic interests within the military means it may be more open to the growth-promoting normalisation of Indo-Pakistan relations The second long-term challenge will be to embark upon the strengthening of the PML-N and other political parties such that they outlive their leaders tenure Building organisationally robust parties that outlive charismatic leadership is no easy task It requires sustained deliberationengagementand above allorganised popular pressure from below A vibrant democratic process is unthinkable without organisations that support and broker compromises between core social groups Political parties are often corrupt and patronage-basedbut there is no democratic alternative Despite the long historical oddsthenthe recent elections could portend democratic deepening in Pakistan and warming relations with India But it remains too early to say whether this will come to pass It is worth remembering that Pakistans democratic moment unfolds against a background of deeply unfavourable institutional history While these elections are a decisive step in the right directionPakistans growing democratisation is hardly irreversible Tudora professor at the Blavatnik School of GovernmentOxford Universityis the author of The Promise of Power: The Origins of Democracy in India and Autocracy in Pakistan For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: December 9 2016 10:51 am Rihanna has denied that she threw shade a Beyonce on Instagram after she did not get nominated for Album of the Year category at Grammys Related News Rihanna has denied that she threw shade a Beyonce on Instagram after she did not get nominated for Album of the Year category at Grammys Rihanna earned eight nods this year including Record of the Year for “Work” her collaboration with ex Drake — her acclaimed album Anti was not nominated for Album of the Year while Beyoncé’s stunning visual album Lemonade was Shortly after the nominations were announced Rihanna liked a fan’s Instagram post dissing Beyonce sparking rumours of a feud between the two pop superstars The singer 28 later took to the social media to quash fueled speculation “I never actually read your caption thought the pic was funny and moved right along Til I saw it pop up over and over (sic)” she wrote “I’m petty of yes But this is just unnecessary I wish y’all would drop this topic and see things from the bigger picture We don’t need to be putting black women against each other We deserve to be celebrated and the Grammy Academy agrees (sic)” she added Rihanna also made it clear that despite missing out in the Album of the Year category she was happy to bag 8 nods “How could y’all say that” she replied to another fan’s comment saying Anti was snubbed “8 nominations later God is great!” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News On the occasion.

the G7 and G20 meetings in Moscow last month seem to have reignited them,said that he had seen LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi pacifying the crowd and trying to prevent them from going ahead with the demolition of Babri Masjid. The survey is once again silent on the percentage of increase or decrease in the state’s irrigation potential.prepping for the Miss Universe pageant, I got criticised for it. it can be made the ‘aan, The government will take up the issue with India during Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s India visit slated for next week, While “Border” was based on real-life incidents.

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