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Harman yells at Preeto and tells her that he will bring Surbhi at any cost.if, A grand set that resembled a Turkish Sultan? 2017 1:10 pm Orlando Bloom was previously married to supermodel Miranda Kerr. Related News Actor Orlando Bloom reportedly split from singer Katy Perry because he wasn’t ready to settle down According to a source the former couple which recently ended their year-long romance didn’t want to get too serious reports mirrorcouk “Katy and Orlando had a great time together It was a great healing process for Orlando following his divorce from Miranda But Katy and Orlando discovered they were on different pages” the source said “Katy wants children and to get married while Orlando has been there and done that At 32 Katy doesn’t want to waste any more time It became a strain” the source added Orlando Bloom is desperately looking for a wife Bloom split from Perry earlier this year and is now on the lookout for a new partner whowill present him with gifts reports femalefirstcouk The actor admired a rose pin on an Extra TV show reporter’s suit and when the host told him it had been a gift from his wife Bloom smiled and said: “See I need a wife Can you get me a wife I want a wife — that’s what I’m looking for a wife that will get me a pin like that” Also read |Pirates of the Caribbean 5 directors: There was no ego problem on Johnny Depp filmsets Bloom was previously married to supermodel Miranda Kerr The Pirates of the Caribbean star never goes anywhere without a bracelet his six-year-old son Flynn who he has with Kerr made for him because it makes him feel like his son is always there by his side “I like to think of him being with me at all times I FaceTime every day but when he’s not here I got a bird on my wrist” he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Updated: August 18 2015 12:20 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Dubai cricket stadium (Source: PMO YouTube) Related News One of the long-term outcomes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates is the prospect that India might actively contribute to the balance of power in the Gulf It was the British Raj that provided security to the small and vulnerable Arab kingdoms of the eastern Gulf from the early 19th to the mid-20th century The relationship of the Raj with the Sheikhdoms of the eastern Arabian Peninsula was not too different from that with the Indian princely states The Raj provided security guarantees to the Gulf regimes and guided their external relations while leaving them with considerable internal autonomy The memory of this expansive Indian role had largely faded from New Delhi’s strategic consciousness after independence There was nothing in the worldview of our first PM Jawaharlal Nehru which prevented India from undertaking a significant security role in Asia and the Indian Ocean Nehru certainly accepted the responsibilities he inherited from the Raj for protecting the Himalayan kingdoms He also sought to build military strategic partnerships with such important post-colonial nations as Egypt and Indonesia As Britain chose to withdraw from the east of Suez in the late-1960s the Americans took charge of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean Yet many in the region sought to re-establish their special security partnerships with India Oman’s Sultan Qaboos for example signed a defence pact with India in 1972 Delhi’s reluctance to build on the agreement underlined the general decline of emphasis on defence diplomacy in India’s foreign policy In the Gulf Delhi’s focus remained riveted on coping with the challenges of growing energy dependence on theregion and managing the export of its expatriate labour Pakistan however played an important role is sustaining the security legacy of the Raj in the region Pakistan’s armed forces contributed actively to the internal and external security of the regimes in the region Pakistan’s deepening security ties with the region put India on the political defensive But a number of factors are now transforming the security environment in the Gulf Among these are the Arab Spring and its consequences for the internal stability of many regimes the rise of Iranian power the growing sectarian tensions between the Shia and the Sunni the rapid growth of the Islamic State the fall in oil prices and the prospects for a political reconciliation between America and Iran As a result the Gulf kingdoms have begun to rethink many of their past assumptions For one they have begun to look east They recognise that China and India have emerged as the largest customers for the region’s oil as the US dependence on Gulf oil declines Although the US will remain the most powerful external military power in the Gulf for the foreseeable future the Arab regimes have begun to spread their political risk by diversifying their security and political partnerships This allows India to boldly re-imagine its role in the region In the early 2000s the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee stepped up military exchanges with key countries in the Gulf But India’s defence diplomacy in the Gulf has remained far too tentative Political ambivalence and bureaucratic indifference in the ministry of defence during the UPA years has meant that Delhi could not take full advantage of the new eagerness in the region for strategic partnerships with India A significant role for Delhi in regional security is inherent in India’s size geographic location potential to drive collective economic growth and strategic capabilities As India’s comprehensive national power grew since the early 2000s so has the demand for India’s military contributions at both bilateral and multilateral levels in securing the balance of power in Asia and the Indian Ocean Unlike the UPA government Modi is less inhibited in acknowledging and acting on India’s new possibilities in shaping the regional balance of power Defence and security cooperation have become quite integral to Modi’s engagement with the East Asian states and the island states of the Indian Ocean They have also figured at the top of the PM’s agenda during his recent visit to the five Central Asian states But most observers would think an Indian security role in the Gulf is a bridge too far for Delhi But the rapidly changing security environment of the Gulf and the region’s sharpening internal contradictions are likely to make India an increasingly attractive strategic partner for many kingdoms Although India may have forgotten its strategic past the developments in the Gulf could nudge Delhi towards reclaiming its historic role there a lot sooner than many think The writer is a consulting editor on foreign affairs for ‘The Indian Express’ and a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: August 24 2017 9:56 pm The pair are named in a 28-man squad for the away game at Malta on Sept 1 and the home fixture against Slovakia at Wembley three days later (Source: AP) Top News Leicester City defender Harry Maguire and Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah have been given their first call-ups to the England team by manager Gareth Southgate The pair are named in a 28-man squad for the away game at Malta on Sept 1 and the home fixture against Slovakia at Wembley three days later The 24-year-old central defender Maguire impressed last season with Hull City before making a move to Leicester during the close-season Chalobah a product of Chelsea’s youth system who has been a regular for England at age-group level joined Watford recently after several loan spells during his time at Stamford Bridge Southgate has also called up uncapped goalkeeper Jordan Pickford of Everton For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bina Agarwal | Published: September 2 2013 12:04 am Related News On compensationthe new Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill must be fine tuned On August 26the Rajya Sabha passed the Marriages Law (Amendment) Bill to facilitate divorce among Hindus It will now go to the Lok Sabha The bill promises easier divorcebut on compensation for the wifeit fails to take account of important complexities The bill allows divorce on grounds of irretrievable breakdownprovided the spouses have lived separately for at least three years and their differences are irreconcilable Divorce can be granted not only on a joint petition by both spouses but also on a single party petition The bill thus allows people trapped in unhappy marriages to part without years of litigation There have been cases that have dragged on for over 15 years because one party refuses to cooperate For many yearseasy divorce was opposed by both conservatives and liberals The former argued that it would erode a key social institutionand the latter argued that it would harm womensince men would walk out of marriages and wives would have nowhere to go The latter argument is given weight in the bill it includes compensation in the form of a share in some types of the mans property The court can also deny divorce to the man if the woman proves she will face dire financial hardship While easier divorce is better for both partiescompared with an unhappy or violent marriageon compensationthe bill has several anomalies It allows the courton the wifes petitionto order the husband to make compensation which shall include a share in his share of the immovable property (other than inherited or inheritable immovable property) and such amount by way of share in movable propertyif anytowards the settlement of her claimas the court may deem just and equitableand while determining such compensation the court shall take into account the value of inherited or inheritable property of the husband? it was after winning Benson and Hedges World Championship in 1985 and after scoring that epic 96 on a Chinnaswamy minefield in 1987, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Deepak Joshi | Mumbai | Published: February 20, Kasper Schmeichel and Andy King in signing a deal that will keep him at the King Power 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“I hope to keep it going. But outside the crematorium, which is truly commendable. Shinde has participated in various competitions and won six medals. Would Rajnath ji and Shivraj ji please respond?" the Congress General Secretary said in a series of tweets along with the photograph However it was not clear when the purported photograph was taken Do you recognise the two BJP Leaders with Pragya Thakur Would Rajnath ji and Shivraj ji pl respond pictwittercom/aG59jPNEIg — digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 9 2016 Digvijaya’s reaction came after BJP termed as "baseless" his claim that Rajnath Singh had met Pragya Thakur in 2008 when the BJP was in opposition The Congress leader who has in the past too made similar claims which Rajnath Singh had then denied raked up the issue after BJP targeted him over a 2012 video showing him praising controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik who has come under government scrutiny after reports emerged that terrorists involved in Dhaka attack were inspired by him Taking a dig over the video issue Digvijay tweeted "Four-year-old issue of my sharing the stage with Zakir Naik who doesn’t have a case against him played on the National Media for more than 3 days Double standards" "Modi Bhakts and Sanghi elements in Media have always been very kind and considerate towards me Thanks for free Publicity and keeping me in news Dig out some more such cases Put your full Team to find everything against Digvijaya (sic) " he said in a series of tweets 4yr old issue of my sharing the stage with Zakir Naik who doesn’t have a case against him played on the National Media for more than 3 days — digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 9 2016 Double standards Modi Bhakts and Sanghi elements in Media have always been very "kind and considerate" towards me — digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 9 2016 Digvijaya also raked up the issue of journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik meeting JuD chief Hafiz Sayeed in Pakistan by posting a photo of the meeting Does Media and the Modi Bhakts recognise them Hafiz Sayeed and Ved Pratap Vedic in Pakistan pictwittercom/u911mHllyo — digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 9 2016 By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: February 7 2017 5:25 pm Vaishali S chose Reshma Qureshi as a showstopper for her Spring/Summer 2017 collection (Vaishali S/Facebook) Top News After giving new hope to acid attack survivors by choosing Reshma Qureshi as a showstopper for her Spring/Summer 2017 collection Indian designer Vaishali S is set to showcase her new line ‘Chaatak’ in association with Coolpad at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) on Friday It will be the second time on the NYFW runway for Vaishali S who will unveil her Autumn/Winter 2017 collection at the gala ALSO READ |Designer wants to gift demonetisation-inspired line from LFW to PM Narendra Modi “I’m thrilled to be showcasing my collection in New York The area of Indian handwoven textiles is very vast so this time I’m presenting a beautiful blend of different textiles from different states in India The collection showcases a unique harmony of contemporary silhouettes rooted culture and global appeal” the designer said in a statement Described as a unique harmony of contemporary silhouettes rooted culture and global appeal the collection will include jackets drapes tunics and long dresses The colour story contains black and white blue and brown and a hint of gold Vaishali S’s collection will be presented amongst other illustrious names such as Zac Posen Oscar De La Renta Carolina Herrera Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs the statement read further See what else is making news in lifestyle here Known for her craft of utilizing lesser-known and diverse weaves of India imaginatively the designer’s new line uses a mix of Khadi Merino Wool along with other weaves of India An interesting aspect within the runway collection includes special garments with pockets allocated to place the C1 Coolpad phone Also the entire campaign shoot and imagery for the new collection will be presented by using the phone — merging fashion with technology The collection will also be showcased using jewellery pieces by homegrown label Brand Mission Pluto The jewellery is known for sustainability and an inclusive art form heralding a new wave of recycled fashion Materials used are scotch brite washer pipes plumber pipes mop heads and A/C Filter foam NYFW will start on Thursday and will conclude on February 17 in New York ‘Chataak’ will be available in India by March For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 27 2017 9:04 am Before Baahubali 2 releases watch these hilarious spoofs on the film’s trailer Related News Baahubali The Conclusion is all set to release today in certain parts of the world and the film has become something of a phenomenon Breaking records of films such as Dangal and Fast and Furious 8 among others Baahubali 2 has ensured that when SS Rajamouli reveals why Kattappa killed Baahubali theatres will be housefull not just in India but across the world Till that cliffhanger is resolved and it will be only on Friday in India here is plethora of spoofs on film’s superlative trailer Read: Baahubali 2 first review is out in UAE and this is what critic said From prime Minister Narendra Modi stepping in the shoes of Prabhas’ Baahubali to the setting shifting from Mahishmati to Na’vi inhabited Pandora fans have done everything imaginable to the Baahubali 2 trailer and the results are hilarious In the PM Modi video you can see the PM’s cartoon version cleaning up India like only he can Not just Avatar the spoof also makes Kung Fu Panda’s lead the roly-poly dragon warrior Po Baahubali There are many homemade versions of Baahubali 2 trailer also which put the epic into perspective in our everyday humdrum lives Watch the Baahubali 2 trailer spoofs here Baahubali The Conclusion will release on a record number of screens and its advance booking has already broken all records in India and the Middle East The film stars Prabhas Rana Daggubati Anushka Shetty Tamannah Bhatia Sathyaraj and Rambha in pivotal roles The film’s special effects and war scenes are already being touted as grander than Baahubali 1 Directed by SS Rajamouli the film will release in Hindi Telugu Tamil and Malayalam For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News“Who is Amit Shah” That’s what Mamata Banerjee had said in a dismissive rhetorical flourish when asked about the BJP president holding a giant rally in her own backyard Shah delivered his answer in Kolkata on Sunday afternoon As he mopped his bald pate in the afternoon sun he was determined to ensure it was Mamata who was doing the sweating “Main Amit Shah hoon” he declared “I am a chhota sa karyakarta (a small official) of the BJP And I have come to uproot Trinamool from Bengal” Shades of his master’s voice there When Priyanka Gandhi had snootily dismissed Smriti Irani with just such a remark during the election in Amethi Narendra Modi had risen gallantly to his “chhoti bahen’s” defence “I will tell you who Smriti Irani is” he had told that crowd But in Kolkata Shah did not have Modi to do the honours But that was no problem After all he was not just another BJP president Nitin Gadkari or Rajnath Singh would not have pulled these crowds during their stints at the top of the party But Shah was as Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra reminded the crowd in Modi’s own words “the man of the match” of the 2014 elections He could bat solo As Shah shaded his eyes to look out at the crowd what was happening in Kolkata was not just a party rally but a coronation of Amit Shah as a mass political leader rather than a shadowy backroom figure whose career was deemed to have been doomed after he was named in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case Shah has been Modi’s home minister in Gujarat has never lost an election has campaigned nationally before and even got into hot water with the Election Commission for fiery comments But now as BJP president he gets more heft a bona fide starring role which is not just about his proximity to The Man And you could tell that from the way the local leaders fluttered and flattered around him Amitbhai had just had a tooth operation West Bengal BJP chief Rahul Sinha told the crowd But he told me that whatever happens he will come here even if he has to come on a stretcher Sinha said admiringly BJP president Amit Shah during the party rally in Kolkata on Sunday AFP Leader after leader congratulated the crowd on creating a “historic jansamudra” for Amit-bhai That kind of hyperbole is usually reserved for Modi himself And Modi is not known to look too kindly on ambitious mass leaders within his party He kept Shivraj Singh Chouhan at arm’s length he sidelined L K Advani and Sushma Swaraj snipped Varun Gandhi’s wings in UP A popular Manohar Parrikar in Goa was absorbed into his cabinet in Delhi which could be seen as a double-edged honour There are rumours that Vasundhara Raje Scindia might feel the pressure to do the same Modi prefers the likes of Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar as CM men known better for their organizational skills (and loyalty) rather than charismatic mass appeal “There is usually a difference between the men of the masses and the organizational men” V Muraleedharan Kerala BJP chief tells India Today in a cover story about the rise of the RSS pracharak “In the Communist regime in West Bengal Jyoti Basu used to be a mass leader while Pramode Dasgupta used to man the organization” The quintessential RSS pracharak who would become sanghatan mantri (general secretary organization) when deputed to the BJP was known writes India Today as someone low-profile a “committed ideologue with excellent organizational and people-management skills” who shunned politics Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “sangathan mantri who expressed a desire to stay in politics and was given a rare exception” What’s unusual about Shah’s trajectory is he is gets to be in the limelight and built up as a national mass leader even as other powerful BJP leaders are cut down to size Shah is no longer just the BJP’s behind-the-scenes electoral wizard a sort of Karl Rove-Chanakya figure more comfortable with spread-sheets and number-crunching than pumping up a sea of supporters Shah’s rally in Kolkata was about nothing less than kick-starting the 2016 West Bengal election campaign and throwing the gauntlet down to Mamata “Your government’s ulti geenti (reverse count) starts now” said Shah more than once November 30 was being marked as BJP’s “utthaan diwas” (rise day) The next November 30 will be marked as Trinamool’s “patan diwas” (downfall day) vowed Shah This was a far cry from Narendra Modi’s big Kolkata rally where he pulled his punches flattering Mamata by telling the crowd Didi in Kolkata and Modi in Delhi would mean sweet laddoos in both hands for the people of Bengal Now the crowd was warned that as long as Mamata was in Kolkata she would not allow Modi to develop Bengal The only FDI she would allow a BJP leader quipped darkly were bomb-making factories from militant groups in Bangladesh Oddly Amit Shah’s big political moment on Sunday was not in what he said but in his silence Not that long ago Shah had found his name paired with the Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan in headlines for inflaming communal tensions during election rallies with alleged remarks about “revenge for the insult” inflicted during the Muzaffarnagar riots in Uttar Pradesh On Sunday as the call to prayer rang out from the nearby mosque in the middle of his speech Shah fell silent “Let us pause” he told the crowd “For we do not want to give Didi any excuse” Groups in the pumped-up crowd ignored him and started chanting Bharat mata ki jai slogans to compete with the azaan but Shah and BJP volunteers quickly shushed them The symbolism of three-minute silence of Amit Shah and the compensation packages he handed out to the families of slain BJP supporters (all of them Muslim) was not lost on his audience Nisar Ahmed sweeping the front of his shop near the rally site said it’s a "new" party in Bengal and Shah had “attractive” things to say about development and corruption “Karega toh achha” he said cautiously As a speaker Shah is no Modi He is not a reticent speaker and has plenty of fire in his belly but showed little of Modi’s sarcastic humour Modi can play the crowd tease it rouse it with his one-liners It was left to the second rung to deliver those “Ma Maati Manush is now Mamata Madan and Mukul” snorted Siddharth Nath Singh before going on to add to wild cheers that the only M needed in Bengal was "Modi Modi Modi" Shah didn’t have too many zingers He didn’t need them The crowd was already sold on him Mangal Roy from Nadia shows off his lotus tattoo now faded dating back to the Vajpayee days He calls himself a “deshpagal” (mad about his country) He says he came to hear Modi’s vision for Bengal It didn’t matter to him that Modi was not speaking He knew that Shah has Modi-ji’s full blessing “I will listen to Amit Shah to know how we will win next time” he says After Haryana and UP and Maharashtra Shah was the man with the magic touch for the party faithful The BJP says 132000 people became members of the party through missed calls or going online during the Shah rally “This is a record” says Rahul Sinha As Amit Shah said dil mein santosh hain By: Express News Service | Updated: February 16 2016 12:05 am The hearse which transported Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s body to the airport from Sunset Funeral Home departs the Atlantic Aviation hangar at El Paso International Airport in El Paso Texas (Source: AP) Related News US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away on Saturday at 79 had many enemies — overwhelmingly across the liberal spectrum and not too few among conservatives either whom he bequeathed several rallying cries in an America unrecognisable today from 1986 when he was nominated by Ronald Reagan Justice Scalia with his acerbic wit stood on what commonsense today would deem the wrong side of history be it gay rights abortion affirmative actionl Yet in reading the constitution and defining the conservative line — often as the voice of dissent in a conservative-majority Scotus — Scalia’s legacy is colossal Scalia’s intellectual impact on American jurisprudence parallels the shaping of conservative thought by William F Buckley Jr in the second half of the last century In his absence the court may be split four-four in contentious cases legally invalidating its judgment But nominating that verdict-clinching ninth member may prove impossible for President Barack Obama as the Republican-majority Senate will be under pressure to delay till a new president assumes office Even if the Republicans filibuster a liberal nominee — incidentally Indian-American Sri Srinivasan is a likely candidate — the Democrats aren’t in a position unlike in 2013 to use a simple majority to overturn Senate rules overnight to stop filibusters of judicial nominees The 2016 presidential election and Scotus’s future character are now intricately tied In a country where the right is seen as the defender of absolute freedom of speech against the left that would like to re-interpret the First Amendment to institutionalise curbs on it Scalia’s “originalist” position — which sees constitutional meaning as immutable and whereby he defended protesters’ right to burn the American flag even as he made his distaste for them clear — has proved untenable under liberal progressivism and conservative pragmatism Yet his scepticism about “nine unelected lawyers” his definition of Scotus reviewing decisions reached by democratic process is perhaps his biggest legacy For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dilip Bobb | Published: September 15 2013 12:30 am Related News Two historic events took place on Friday the 13th; onethe sentence on hanging in a Delhi courtroomand secondthe sentence in a Delhi conference room declaring Narendra Modi the BJPs PM candidatewhich had been hanging for a while L K Advani didnt show up but what if he had Heres how the meeting of the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) could have gonewhich unmodifiedreveals the real story behind the coronation Party President: This meeting is called to orderand we will proceed without disorder and that is the order from Nagpur The meeting is to announce the name of Narendra Modi as our prime ministerial candidate We have to show the watching worldand TV cameras that we are a HUFeven though a few of us have been in a huff It is time to put Modi up front and take the bull by the horns L K Advani: BullI mean why this holy cow approach Lets be upfront about this; he is a divisivepolarising figure A man of experience who has served in key positions at the national level would be a better choice President: We have considered your view Lets hear from Mr Gadkari Nitin Gadkari: As someone involved in road constructionI can see that the road ahead will be smoother if Modi is announced He is like a bulldozer that will flatten all opposition We need to go full speed ahead Sushma Swaraj: Whats the hurry The country is used to driving slow because of potholed roads by shady contractors We need to examine the bigger picture Arun Jaitley: From my experience at the BCCI selection committeeI can safely say that Modi is the right choicebaby Murli Manohar Joshi: Modi was actually the wrong choice for the BCCI as far as I recallbaby Howeverfrom my position on the fencethe road ahead is not so clear We must examine the Gujarat model more closely Venkaiah Naidu: The Gujarat model is our trump card The BJP parliamentary boards constitution needs to be modified so we can take flatten the opposition Advani: Its already been Modi-fiedas far as I can see My problem is that the national debate will be all about Modi and the issue of the Congress misrule and corruption will be ignored The Gujarat model of 2002 will be revived and Rahul baba will be in the driving seat Rajnath: We need to crush Rahuls dreams in order to make Modis dream come true What are his dreams anyway Nobody knowsbut we need to crush them anyway since we have a bulldozer at our disposal Advani: BullI mean arent we all being bulldozed The Congress has called it a hostile takeover by Nagpur We need to show some backbone and display our independence We are the party with a differenceremember Jaitley: Why are we worried about Rahul baba Nano is no match for NaMo As a lawyerI can say that this is an open and shut case This is the rarest of rare opportunities and we have the rarest of rare candidates Sushma: Thats what Im worried about We may have to pay a penalty for this decision The Muslims will run away from the BJP Rajnath: Right nowthey are busy running away from Mulayam Singh We have eight months to convince themas well as other minorities like the TMCAIADMKAAPetc that India needs a strong leader who can fulfill Indias dream of becoming a superpower Even America will come running to us Advani: Naturallysince he cant go there Rajnath: Everyone is overruled I have veto powers and we need to announce our PM candidate before everyone else to show we are a party with a difference Joshi: More like a party with differences For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsI decided to work on Rokk”, work themselves into oblivion. wearing traditional white robes and colourful turbans are either Maharashtrian or North Indian Brahmins, But Stewart has complained frequently about the effect on her personal life of the three movies based on the best-selling books of Stephenie Meyer. to divert and diffuse the public discourse on this matter.

s fifth death anniversary.30 pm the same day.” ?Arshad ke Punters?led by Arshad Warsi is often seen glued to her phoneeven during the shoots Even after various warnings from the production housethe newly-married Desai hasnt mended her ways Is it because she doesnt find the show very funny Well that gives her and the audience something in common The actresswho rose to fame as ‘Tapasya’ in Colors’ Uttaranis also doing the daily soap on the side For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: December 19 2015 12:05 am Of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three Ds — democracy demography and demand — democracy is hobbling under the weight of its own conflicts Related News The Indian republic seems stuck in quicksand of its own making It trudges along powered by people with long experience in adapting to dysfunctional systems But hope that the churn of the last few years would lead to political maturity institutional regeneration economic dynamism and new social relations is fast dissipating We had reached a point where the long run had caught up with us; short-term palliatives were not going to be enough to confront the enormity of our development challenges But instead of a cycle of regeneration there is now a potential storm gathering from many directions that threatens to cloud India’s prospects Take the political storm first The political immaturity of India’s ruling parties at display is enough to the dent the confidence of the most ardent optimist Competition even a degree of mudslinging is the life of a democracy But we have taken it to unconscionable extremes and tied it to petty causes The BJP had a historic mandate to set a new tone in politics As a government it should go after corruption But this quest would be more credible if it applied the same standards to the ruling party as to the Opposition if it did not reek of vendetta against opponents and protection of one’s own What you get is not a polity on the path of regeneration but a state at the mercy of arbitrary will The Congress continues to show the most shocking subordination of the political to the personal that has marred its history Its charges against the BJP would be far more credible and it would cut a sympathetic political force if it were not adamant about sabotaging every institution for the protection of the first family The courts will decide the truth of the National Herald case But the Congress’s protestations that it is blocking Parliament to defend some high principle are contemptibly laughable The AAP has been transformed from a harbinger of progressive institutional change to a party with many routine pathologies of our political system The regional parties with some exceptions provide a balance of power but little else A political system with this degree of mutual recrimination a sense of vulnerability because of complicity in acts of corruption and a default political strategy of blockade and vendetta that permits little constructive dialogue is stalling India The economic storm that awaits is being largely ignored Of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three Ds — democracy demography and demand — democracy is hobbling under the weight of its own conflicts Demand is virtually crashing Exports are down and are likely to remain so for a while; rural consumption in stagnating or in decline; effective social sector spending is slowing down There is some creditable movement in ministries like railways and power But huge doubts linger over the government’s ability to inspire confidence in private investors The government has caught the UPA disease It used to veer from ad hoc explanation to ad hoc explanation on inflation; so does this government on why private investment is not picking up After the RBI cut interest rates its last ad hoc hope was also blown sky high The fact is the government itself does not have clear analytical handle on the economy Can you blame investors for thinking they do not know what world they are actually entering The response to investor concern is the same combination of yet another project proposal or an exhortation to take risk What the government does not get is that the real challenge is stagnating demand and the absence of a framework that can convince anyone that this government’s economic and regulatory philosophy is up to the task is enough to make investors nervous The fact that this economic stagnation will manifest itself most in rural India will also exacerbate the potential for a growing social storm The issue is under the radar but soon there will be immense pressure from parties like the RJD to release the results of the caste census and rejig reservation policy accordingly Hardik Patel was a canary in the mine It would be complacent to assume the social faultlines around caste have settled into some kind of equilibrium and we can now move on The heady combination of rural discontent and social faultlines will grow How the political system will negotiate these alignments is an open question The so-called toleration debate has quietened for the moment The issue was never whether the majority of Indians are tolerant; it was whether the incentives for those in public office or politics to communalise politics are increasing or diminishing All the incentives on the ground in Uttar Pradesh for instance suggest that communalisation is deepening The BJP is not the only party to blame But the aspiration of a new India to imagine a new conception of citizenship that detached rights from the claims and hierarchies of identity is going for a toss In short the heady potential of identity politics will yet make for another storm The institutional quagmire has been written about to death Not a single institution is on the pathway to serious regeneration: Parliament bureaucracy courts police and regulatory as well as investigative agencies Equally worryingly the challenges of development that we face from urbanisation to the environment technology to education require institutions to mediate complex forms of knowledge and elicit widespread social acceptance The biggest question mark over India is the ability of its institutions to do just that It could be argued that in significant ways the quality-of-life gains of growth are being severely constrained by this deep mismatch between institutional design politics and developmental needs The last election was fought against the backdrop of plutocracy and paralysis The battle among the plutocrats is still playing out in a form that spells institutional destruction The paralysis of leadership has been replaced by a different kind of paralysis Overt centralisation is undercutting the effectiveness of government The challenges of plutocracy and paralysis have not been resolved but these are overlaid by a sense of economic anxiety greater than we recognise and social faultlines that will bubble up faster than we think A perfect storm is about to brew while our politics continue to fiddle to the tune of institutional recrimination The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Updated: July 12 2017 2:51 pm The COA had directed the BCCI to adopt the new constitution at its June 26 Special General Meeting (SGM) (Source: Express Archive) Related News The Committee of Administrators (COA) comprising Vinod Rai (chairman) Vikram Limaye and Diana Edulji has recommended the extreme step to ensure the BCCI and its members fall in line with the Lodha reforms In its fourth status report submitted before the Supreme Court on Tuesday the COA has made a request to invoke Article 142 of the Constitution of India to impose new constitution – as per the Lodha Committee recommendations – on the cricket board and state associations The Supreme Court-appointed Committee has urged that the BCCI formally adopts its new constitution “prior to September 2017” before its next AGM The deadline recommended for the member associations to amend their respective constitutions is December 31 2017 The Committee of Administrators requests this Hon’ble Court to: “issue appropriate directions (including under Article 142 of the Constitution of India) to empower the Committee of Administrators to finalize the text of the New BCCI Constitution” the status report said adding: “direct the Registrar of Societies under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975 to give effect to the New BCCI Constitution immediately upon the Committee of Administrators submitting the same to the Registrar” By invoking Article 142 the Supreme Court can enforce its decrees and orders if it becomes necessary for doing complete justice The COA feels it is now the only option left to end the BCCI’s also state bodies defiance The apex court had accepted the majority of the Lodha Committee recommendations in its July 18 2016 order But even after a year the cricket board and its members have refused to accept the reforms in toto The next hearing in this case is scheduled on July 14 The COA had directed the BCCI to adopt the new constitution at its June 26 Special General Meeting (SGM) along with incorporating the new Conflict of Interest guidelines The members decided to set up a committee to narrow down the ‘critical’ points in the Lodha reforms instead And when another SGM was called on July 11 to deliberate on the special committee report that had raised its objection against four points in the Lodha reforms –one state-one vote three-member selection committee cooling off period for office-bearers and powers given to the function of professionals – six state associations opposed to the general body meeting citing a shorter notice and forcing its postponement The COA has also recommended that the cooling off period be applied concurrently in the BCCI and state associations so that “no person will be entitled to hold an office as an office-bearer immediately upon the conclusion of a 3-year term either in BCCI or in a State Association until the exhaustion of the cooling off period” Former BCCI president N Srinivasan represented the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) at the June 26 SGM and was reportedly pretty vocal Srinivasan is a ‘disqualified’ as an office-bearer in the BCCI and his state association as per the Supreme Court’s January 2 order Another ‘disqualified’ office-bearer Saurashtra Cricket Association’s Niranjan Shah too attended the general body The COA has said that “such disqualified persons have vested interest in stalling implementation of the Judgment” while maintaining that their representation “is contrary to the true intention and purport of the orders passed by this Hon’ble Court” The COA felt that “such disqualified persons were able to effectively hijack proceedings at the SGM” and requested the court to “take a serious note of the disruptive and subversive conduct of such disqualified persons…” The COA has lauded the acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary for showing intent in terms of implementing the Lodha reforms It criticised cricket board treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry for remaining “a mute spectator lacking the courage or conviction to speak in favour of the implementation…” The COA status report has also given the BCCI a rap on the knuckles for its “intransigence” to tackle Conflict of Interest issues Let alone incorporating the new guidelines the BCCI has even refused to adhere to the existing norms as it is still without an Ombudsman The COA has recommended six names for Ombudsman enclosed in a sealed cover for the court’s perusal Ramachandra Guha had alleged conflict of interest in several quarters in the BCCI while stepping down from the COA The Committee has made some modifications in the clauses since directing the BCCI management to have all cricket board contracts for two years without break The COA has requested the court to fill vacancies in the Committee that arose following Guha’s resignation and Limaye’s impending departure It has urged the court to consider former India cricketers Anshuman Gaekwad Kapil Dev and Bharat Reddy as members of the Steering Committee along with GK Pillai to establish the Players’ Association The COA has also said there’s a need to investigate “instances of misfeasance” in some state/member associations As reported by The Indian Express the COA was expected to come up with a stinging status report after failing in its attempt to “build up consensus” The COA had even informed the BCCI members that they would be considerate of a few issues in the Lodha reforms like one state-one vote and three-member selection committee because of practical reasons The BCCI however refused to budge Meanwhile a cricket board member said the BCCI’s line of defence at the next hearing could be challenging the Article 142 recommendation as according to him it can be invoked only when there’s a legal void “The BCCI is already registered under the Societies Act and governed by the law” he said demanding anonymity For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsNew Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Sunday said its chairperson Rekha Sharma would meet the woman who was allegedly being sexually exploited by Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel "A team from the NCW with chairperson Rekha Sharma will be heading to Surat tonight to meet a girl who according to acomplaint received by the NCW is being sexually exploited by Hardik Patel" a statement said File image of Hardik Patel AFP The rights body also said the complainant in the case was not the victim however she was willing to speak to the officials of the NCW "The complaint contains personal information about a girl who wishes to talk to the commission confidentially as she is scared to come forward Rekha Sharma will talk to the media once the team has spoken to the girl and investigated the matter thoroughly" the statement said The NCW had earlier said it was also examining a complaint by Delhi-based lawyer Gaurav Gulati over sex videos purportedly of Patel that surfaced on social media The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader who has joined hands with the Congress for the Gujarat elections has saidthe videos were morphed and blamed the BJP’s "dirty politics"for them Gulati had sent a complaint to the NCW on 22 November asking the commission to probe the matter and recommend the police to file an FIR against the guilty person The commission’s spokesperson on Sunday said the present complaint to them was different from the one sent to them by the lawyer Srinagar: The PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir has ordered 100 new Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for legislators at a whopping cost of over Rs 11 crore even as the state is grappling with paucity of funds to rehabilitate the victims of last year’s floods The order to this effect was issued by the State Home Department a portfolio under the charge of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed AFP The 100 new SUVs (Mahindra Scorpio S10 BS4) each costing over Rs 11 lakh will be procured at DGS&D rates under state budget "Sanction is accorded to procurement of 100 Mahindra Scorpio S10 BS4 vehicles on DGS&D rates of Rs 1126208 per vehicle in favour of the Director General of Police J-K as sitting vehicle for use of Hon’ble MLAs/MLCs during the current financial year 2015-16" reads the order issued by Principal Secretary to Government Department of Home R K Goyal on 2 September The order states that sanction is subject to the condition that procurement of the vehicles shall be done through the Directorate of State Motor Garage who shall ensure the observance of all codal formalities "The requisite funds for the said purpose shall be placed at the disposal of Police Headquarters on receipt of allocation from the Finance Department" says the order The order comes days ahead of the first anniversary of the floods which devastated the state killing 300 people and destroyed property worth thousands of crores Flood victims especially traders are marking the anniversary on September 7 to protest the "failure" of the state as well as the central government to rehabilitate them Opposition National Conference (NC) has criticised the decision saying on one hand the ruling PDP claims that the coalition inherited empty coffers from the previous government while on the other they have money to buy 100 new SUVs "The @jkpdp President claims they inherited empty coffers when they clearly have enough money to buy 100 new Boleros" NC working president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted PTI By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: December 10 2015 8:31 am Related News A 40-year-old ambulance driver his nurse wife and their 14-year-old son were killed and their four-year-old son was grievously injured after their two-wheeler was hit by a speeding pick-up jeep driven by a drunk driver near Chakan Tuesday night The Chakan police have identified the deceased as Suresh Kisan Dukare (40) his wife Vandana (35) and their elder son Tushar (14) residents of Dehu village Their younger son Hemant has sustained severe injuries and is currently in ICU of a private hospital at Chakan According to the police the Dukare family had gone to a relative’s home on Tuesday morning and were returning home in the night on one bike Around 10 pm when they came to Barge Vasti near Kuruli village their bike was hit by a pick-up jeep from behind The jeep was in such high speed that bike was thrown off road and the jeep itself turned turtle Police later arrested the driver Santosh Bhau Shinde a resident of Pait village near Chakan Police inspector D B Patil of Chakan police station station said “Medical reports have shown Shinde was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident He has been booked for culpable homicide under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code” Police said while the couple and their elder son died on the spot Hemant was critical Suresh worked as a driver on an ambulance at a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Velhe while Vandana worked as a nurse at a PHC in Dehu village Tushar was studying at a local school Their bodies have been handed over to relatives after autopsy For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: April 21 2016 10:53 am Former “Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev is reportedly dating Clint Eastwood’s actor son Scott (Source:Reuters) Related News Former “Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev is reportedly dating Clint Eastwood’s actor son Scott The actress was spotted getting close to Scott at Coachella’s Neon Carnival over the weekend and onlookers said they appeared “flirty” reported Us magazine A source said “Scott and Nina were getting very close Very flirty” Meanwhile it has been claimed that the 27-year-old actress and the 30-year-old actor have been “casually hanging out” for a while but things are not serious yet “They’re flirty and have been spending some time together but it’s not serious” Dobrev split from “Bridge of Spies” actor Austin Stowell in February Before Stowell Dobrev was in a long-term relationship with her “Vampire Diaries” co-star Ian Somerhalder The couple split in 2013 and he went on to marry “Twilight” actress Nikki Reed last year Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBiel: World number 233 Marketa Vondrousova won her first title on Sunday when the 17-year-old defeated Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-4 7-6 (8/6) in the Biel/Bienne final Aged just 17 Marketa Vondrousova won her first WTA Tour title on Sunday Image courtesy: WTA website The Czech teenager came through qualifying at the hard court event and knocked out top seeded compatriot Barbora Strycova in the semi-finals "It’s the biggest win of my career because I’d mostly played smaller tournaments" said left-hander Vondrousova who was playing in just her second main draw on the WTA Tour "This was one of my first big tournaments and I was injured in my left elbow for a lot of last year I had to do a lot of fitness which helped me become a better mover Now I’m playing really great "At first I asked for a qualifying wildcard because I wasn’t sure if I could get in without one Once I got into qualies I almost lost my first match but I got better and better from there" Francesca Schiavone eyes French Open spot with Bogota title Francesca Schiavone captured her eighth career title at Bogota Image courtesy: Twitter/@WTA Bogota: Francesca Schiavone won her eighth career title at the Bogota Open on Saturday to move closer to a main draw place at the French Open in her final year on tour The 36-year-old Schiavone the 2010 Roland Garros champion but now down at 168 in the world defeated Spanish fourth seed Lara Arruabarrena 6-4 7-5 "I’m very happy and emotional" said former world number four Schiavone who had gone into the Colombia tournament without a win on the tour in 2017 "Today was a disaster match but winning was the most important thing" Victory on Saturday was Schiavone’s 600th career win and took her ranking back to within striking distance of the Top 100 Borna Coric saves five match points to win maiden title Borna Coric of Croatia claimed his first tour title on Sunday after saving five match points Image courtesy: Twitter/@borna_coric Marrakech: Croatia’s Borna Coric saved five match points to defeat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7 7-6 (7/3) 7-5 on Sunday to clinch his maiden career title at Marrakech Coric the 20-year-old world number 79 trailed 3-0 in the second set and 4-2 in the decider before he rallied to victory against the third-seeded Kohlschreiber who was bidding for an eighth title The Croatian lost the 2016 Marrakech final to Federico Delbonis of Argentina Coric fired 10 aces to defeat Kohlschreiber after two hours and 38 minutes the longest final on the ATP World Tour this year "I would say that’s my biggest comeback I’ve never saved five match points" said Coric "Especially in such an important match I served very well in the big points It’s an awesome feeling I didn’t know what to expect when I came here and I wasn’t in the best shape "But I’ve been working very hard the past three or four months and now it’s paying off" For 33-year-old Kohlschreiber the manner of defeat was nothing new — he squandered seven match points against world number one Andy Murray earlier this year "It was one of those days" said the German veteran Ailing Steve Johnson outlasts Thomaz Bellucci for Houston title Steve Johnson shows off the championship trophy after dfeating Thomaz Bellucci in the final AP Los Angeles: Fourth-seeded American Steve Johnson shook off cramps and fought his way to a 6-4 4-6 7-6 (7/5) over Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci in the Houston ATP final on Sunday Johnson who arrived in Houston after a US Davis Cup tie in Australia won his second career ATP title and his first on home soil "To win on US soil and win when you’re not feeling great is a testament to my willpower and competitiveness" he said "My body has just physically run out of gas after this week Coming in from Australia kind of put me behind the eight ball and then the nerves of trying to close out the final a lot of factors go into cramping I was very fortunate to get out of that" Eighth-seeded Bellucci was vying to become the first player since 2004 to win five three-set matches en route to an ATP singles title "I wasn’t cramping but I was so tired that I couldn’t think to win the match" he said "He was a little bit worse than me (physically) but he was playing unbelievably" But Johnson was quickly down in the third set surrendering an opening service game that included back-to-back double faults As Johnson’s legs began to cramp as he trailed 4-2 it appeared the American was on his way out In a bid to keep the points short Johnson loaded up his forehands He gave himself a break chance with a passing winner and broke Bellucci on his way to levelling the set at 4-4 Although the cramps intensified Johnson held on to force the tiebreaker in which he built a 6/3 lead Bellucci saved two match points before Johnson sealed the win "I’m a little bit sad because I think I could have won" Bellucci said "But I’m happy to make another final" By: Express Web Desk | Published: June 7 2017 11:45 pm The topic came up when Dhoni was askedif he understood the Duckworth-Lewis method Top News Former Indian skipper Mahender Singh Dhoni is renowned for his witty takes on various issues of cricket At acharitydinner on Monday he was again at his best During Virat Kohli’s charity dinner on Monday former Indian captain MS Dhoni in a light-hearted statement claimed that even the ICC doesn’t understand how the Duckworth-Lewis method works The topic came up when Dhoni was askedif he understood the Duckworth-Lewis method after all these years Responding to the query Dhoni reportedly said “I don’t think even ICC understands the D/L (Duckworth-Lewis ) method” Commenting on some of the toughest bowlers he had faced in international cricket Dhoni said “All the fast bowlers are quite difficult with the limited technique I had it was very difficult to face the fast bowlers Still if I had to pick one I would pick Shoaib Akhtar Very simple reason he was quick he was fast he could bowl a yorker he could bowl a bouncer but you never expected a beamer (he chuckles) he was a bit unpredictable he was fun to play against” he said Meanwhile?apparently inflicted with a blade, It? Katrina Kaif, he adds.” Billy’s comeback behind the wheel is one of the nominees for September’s Laureus Best Sporting Moment. The UGC’s about-turn from its own tacit endorsement of the FYUP under the UPA seemed to confirm the suspicion that the HRD ministry was.

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