That would be a tenfold increase from the already blazing national standard, was sentenced to imprisonment of one year. Upbeat with its performance,’ said Kumar. A case of murder and hatching a conspiracy has been registered against the three accused, a police officer said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMeet held on safety of labourers Buildersengineerscontractorsacademicsgovernment officials and labourers together observed World Day for Safety and Health at Work at a seminar held at the Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute here on SaturdayBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 22 2015 3:42 pm “We all were aware that ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ are coming together so I was prepared for that competition and the harm we will give each other But I think what affected the Friday and Saturday collections were the ban in Rajasthan and MP” Rohit Shetty said Related News Director Rohit Shetty feels the initial ban on his latest film “Dilwale” starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead has affected the opening collection of the action-comedy The 41-year-old director said he was always prepared for the face off with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” Also read:Weekend Box office collections: ‘Dilwale’ beats ‘Bajirao Mastani’ “We all were aware that ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ are coming together so I was prepared for that competition and the harm we will give each other But I think what affected the Friday and Saturday collections were the ban in Rajasthan and MP “Almost 40 per cent of the theaters were not showing the film and we resumed on Sunday morning… It’s all mathematics how many theaters we are running in we will get the collections according to that” Rohit told PTI In pics:Dilwale Vs Bajirao Mastani: SRK wins weekend box office battle The “Chennai Express” helmer thinks bans are the outcome of “misunderstanding” and if dealt with patience things can be settled out easily “Bans do harm the business but when you go and talk to the people opposing the film it all gets sorted I have come to the conclusion that all this happens due to misunderstanding And the issue easily gets resolved if you go and talk to them nicely” he said “Dilwale” released last Friday stars Varun Dhawan Kriti Sanon Johnny Lever Varun Sharma among others in prominent roles The film has bagged thunderous response overseas and that has left Rohit surprised Also read:SRK’s Dilwale crosses Rs 100 cr worldwide “With ‘Star Wars’ releasing at the same time this kind of response overseas is great I never really thought this kind of response will come from international circuit as I always knew ‘Star Wars’ was coming I think Shah Rukh is very popular overseas or may be the SRK-Kajol chemistry is working in favour of the film” he said Brining back the iconic pair of SRK-Kajol after five years can look like a tough task but Rohit said it was a cake walk as the “Fanna” actress gave quick nod to the film “Bringing Shah Rukh and Kajol together was not planned I narrated the script to Shah Rukh he heard the character I had written for the girl and suggested why not take Kajol as it is an important role “Then we narrated the script and the moment it got over she promptly said yes It was very easy to bring her on board” he said Also read:Deepika Ranveer’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ collects Rs 9080 crore worldwide Rohit who had been away from the promotions said he was busy in the post production of the movie till a week before its release “I was busy finishing the film We have completed the film in five months June 21st the film started We were shooting and editing and working round the clock and were able to finish the film on Saturday for Friday release I said I am not coming anywhere otherwise the film will not release” Rohit is also planning to watch “Bajirao Mastani” as soon as he gets free from his own film “Currently I am busy with ‘Dilwale’ only once I am through with it will definitely see the film sometime early next year I have heard great things about Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh They are friends and will surely see the film” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 13 2017 1:14 am Carolina Marin (File Photo) Top News Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin and national champion Sameer Verma notched up contrasting victories to guide Hyderabad Hunters to the semifinals of Premier Badminton League season 2 with a 5-2 win over Delhi Acers in an exciting contest in New Delhi on Thursday night Saina Nehwal’s Awadhe Warriors were the first to qualify for the knockout stage and Chennai Smashers and Mumbai Rockets also had joined them in the semi-finals but the door was still open for Hyderabad and they grabbed the last spot after toppling Bengaluru Blasters on Thursday Needing three points to earn a place at the semifinals the Hyderabad team was led by Sameer mixed doubles pair of Chau Wah Hoi and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and two-time world champion Marin who took them home after winning their respective matchesIn the semifinals it will be a mouth-watering contest when Saina’s Awadhe Warriors will fight against P V Sindhu’s Chennai Smashers while Hyderabad will face off Mumbai Rockets in a double header at the Siri Fort Stadium in New Delhi Friday Starting the proceedings Sameer fought back from a game down to snuff aside the challenge thrown by young Siril Verma a silver medallist at 2015 World Junior championship 8-11 11-3 11-2 in the opening match Hong Kong’s Chau Wah and India’s Satwiksairaj then dished out a superlative performance to outclass the famed pair of Jwala Gutta and Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov 11-3 11-4 in mixed doubles to make it 2-0 in favour of Hyderabad Hunters China Open champion and World No 2 Jan O Jorgensen then brought Delhi back into the contest with a dominating 11-5 11-7 win over 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph of England in their Trump Match to level the score 2-2 European champion and 2015 All England winner Marin then took the court in Hyderabad’s Trump Match amid huge cheers and and sealed the match for her team with a hard-fought 15-14 11-4 victory over World No 16 Thai Nitchaon Jindapol In the inconsequential fifth rubber Boon Heong Tan and Wee Kiong Tan then defeated Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov 11-9 13-11 to complete the proceedingsIn an edge-of-the-seat contest Jindapol showed tremendous grit as she matched Marin stroke by stroke after trailing 1-6 initially at first interval of the opening game The Thai shuttler made it 8-8 when Marin hit the nets What came next was a tooth and nail battle as neither gave an edge to the other as they moved neck and neck till 14-14 when Marin went for the baseline and made it by a whisker to grab the opening gameThe second game too started with the same intensity but Marin ensured she had the advantage again as she led 6-4 at the interval After the break the Spaniard continued her good run and sealed the issue with five straight points Earlier it was an exciting opening match as Sameer and young Siril took the court and engaged in a fierce rally After a close contest Sameer managed a 6-3 lead at the break But Siril came back with three successive points after the interval to level par and then eventually won the opening game with Sameer committing too many unforced errors Sameer zoomed to a 6-1 lead at the Interval of second game after producing a torrent of smashes which the 17-year old from Telangana had no answers Siril tried to gain a few points buy Sameer held his fort to bounce back into the matchIn the decider Sameer continued his domination to once again gain a 6-1 advantage Nothing changed much after the interval as Sameer smashed his way to seal the match comfortably For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai | Updated: February 6 2014 2:32 pm Ankur Panwar after his arrest for murdering New delhi nurse Related News In an ironic end to his months on the run 23-year-old Ankur Panwar landed in the Crime Branch net just days after returning home to get a verificiaton from his local police station Ankur arrested for the murder of New Delhi nurse Preeti Rathi had been working at a hotel in Ahmedabad for the past few months The police said there had been a robbery at the hotel in December after which the management asked its staff to get a police verification done at their respective homes It was this visit that helped open an eight month probe that had foxed two police agencies At the first chance that they got to question Ankur the crime branch established that he was lying about his movements when the crime had occurred in Mumbai A crime branch officer said Ankur had been away from home for the majority of the investigation carried out first by the Government Railway Police and then by the Mumbai Police crime branch Preeti (25) who was to join the INHS Asvini in Colaba as a Lieutenant died of severe acid burn injuries at Bombay Hospital a month after she was attacked at Bandra Terminus Ankur a hotel management graduate is a neighbour of the Rathi family in the Bhakra Beas Management Board Colony in New Delhi’s Narela locality The police said the Panwars natives of Alwar in Rajasthan had settled in Narela when Ankur was 12 “We first questioned him 15 days ago and grew suspicious when he couldn’t provide clear answers about his movements” said the officer The first breakthrough came when they detected white scars on Ankur’s left forearm The police said a bit of the acid that Ankur had flung at Preeti fell on his forearm causing burn injuries “He had taken to wearing full sleeved shirts after returning home It was easier to hide the burns in Ahmedabad because no one knew him there” he said Once the burns healed however Ankur became complacent “In January he stopped wearing full sleeves Three white spots were easily discernible When our team asked him how he got those he could not provide a clear answer” said the officer The police then began to verify his phone records and phone location finding that he had been in Mumbai when the attack took place on May 2 Ankur is alleged to have lied to his parents about going to a hotel in Haridwar for a job interview during that period Another officer said Ankur had also lied to his parents about how he had suffered the injury “He told them that he had been hurt by barbed wire” he said After allegedly attacking Preeti Ankur returned to the same Garib Rath train on which she had arrived with her family minutes earlier Ankur then went to another platform and waited for Preeti’s family to take her to a hospital before taking the first available train to New Delhi the police said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: August 31 2012 1:08 am Related News The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has once again threatened disruption of work at the studio of the television channel Colors if it goes ahead with its planned telecast of a reality show featuring Pakistani artistes The show premieres on September 8 It has Asha BhosleAbida Parveen and Runa Laila as judges While Himesh Reshammiya leads the team of Indian singersAtif Aslam leads the Pakistani team Workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena (MNCKS)the cine wing of the Raj Thackeray-led partysubmitted a letter to the channel on Thursday warning them not to telecast the show recorded in Dubai The party has also urged Bhoslewho has been featured in promotional clipsnot to participate We respect art but under the current circumstances we would not allow the show to be telecast We have submitted a letter to them We will disrupt recordings if they go ahead with the telecast?No value can be put to this invaluable life, he says to Milkhasitting in attendancebeeming with pride It was an uphill task for Joshiwho had to bring the story and this marathon man to life on screen The films script was demanding in terms of historical factssocio-political environment from 1947 to 1960and understanding the man Milkha Singh is? which is still reviewing the case.As there is no fixed academic calendar, While quoting a line from Sound Of Music song “My Favourite Things” Priyanka Chopra also hinted in another Instagram post that she is back to work. “Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes. #winterishere?

BJP MLA Bhartendu Singh, milk powder and baby food, while others continued on the arduous Eagle Path trail. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 29, The 32-year-old singer, Dear Zindagi is a quirky film about a girl and her quest to find the meaning of life and love. Others will need to flash the build by ADB sideload.However make sure all your data on OnePlus 3 is backed-up before flashing Beta Build 10 OxygenOS Open Beta 9 for OnePlus 3 brings about the following changes: Added Data Saver Fixed Lock Screen clock bug in Portrait Mode Fixed issue of reverting to Default Theme after reboot Optimized fingerprint unlocking speed Optimized the quality of Expanded Screenshot Optimized WiFi performance Optimized system performance and battery consumption OnePlus has put out a link where users can submit their feedback However according to the company the link will disable once they’ve received enough feedback OnePlus 3 was been discontinued in the US andEuropean markets after the company launched its second 2016 flagship – OnePlus 3T However the smartphone has not been discontinued in India and is selling on Amazon for Rs 27999 The Nougat update is indicative the company has not forgotten its OnePlus 3 users OnePlus announced OnePlus 3T only four months after it unveiled OnePlus 3 OnePlus 3T looks exactly liked OnePlus 3 in terms of design and display but comes with a better processor front camera and battery OnePlus 3T starts at Rs 29999 for the 64GB variant and goes up to Rs 34999 for the 128GB version For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsChennai: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu condoled AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa’s death saying she lived for Tamil Nadu and will continue to live in the hearts of the state’s people forever File image of Venkaiah Naidu PTI "Felt very sad about the demise of Madam Selvi Jayalalithaa CM of Tamil Nadu — had hopes till last movement that she will survive — doctors had made every possible attempt" Naidu said after her demise "Knowing her serious condition rushed to Chennai from Parliament Even at 7 pm after discussing with Dr Reddy had some hope" the Urban Development Minister said She was a really revolutionary leader ‘Puratchi Thalaivi’ — unparalleled he said "I always admired her courage conviction dynamism wisdom — bold administration" Naidu said "She used to be very affectionate towards me She shared her last public function inauguration of Chennai metro line with me" he said "I am so sad and felt that I lost my own sister Pray to almighty to rest her soul in peace my condolences to the people of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK cadre She lived for Tamil Nadu She will continue to live in the hearts of Tamil Nadu people forever" he added Written by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Updated: April 7 2017 6:07 pm Going In Style Review : A remake of a 1979 film by the same name can’t even lay claim to the original idea of three elderly men on their last legs and pennies planning a bank heist Related News Going In Style director: Zach Braff Going In Style cast: Michael Caine Morgan Freeman Alan Arkin Ann-Margret Going In Style rating: 15 Banks which cheat systems which don’t care for the poor jobs which are being shipped overseas elderly who pine for families and a friend who has kept a fatal ailment hidden There are so many cliches running through Going In Style that it is a miracle it got actors such as Caine Freeman and Arkin to play along It is a pity too for Zach Braff of Scrubs fame fails to even build among them a chemistry to last A remake of a 1979 film by the same name Going In Style can’t even lay claim to the original idea of three elderly men on their last legs and pennies planning a bank heist But even if it had stuck to that central premise and what goes on before and after that robbery Braff could have had a winner Instead a long prelude leads up to that 3-minute robbery and a hasty conclusion follows to wrap it up In the prelude we see Joe (Caine) Willie (Freeman) and Al (Arkin) slipping slowly into desperation as their pension funds are frozen when the factory they worked in downs shutters combined by their various individual problems Joe stumbles upon the idea of robbing a bank after surviving one such theft and being treated kindly by of course the robber who talks of “corrupt systems not caring for their own people” On the other hand the banker is a mean guy who has tied up Joe’s house in reams of paperwork and legalese Willie has a failing kidney he hasn’t told the others about and lives with Al as his only family a daughter and a grandchild live in another town and he can’t see them that often Al’s pain is his failed ambition to be a musician A friendly diner — with a familiar friendlier waitress — eases their woes by offering them pies to warm their days Also read:Mukti Bhawan movie review: A film to live and dieby You may surmise that a bank heist won’t prove easy for three men in their condition and age but the film has other ideas Incidentally the original knew better than to fall to that temptation Eventually the only part of Going In Style that really works — proving what it could have pulled off with actors of this calibre at its disposal — is the attempted trial theft by them at a convenience store It ends with two of them being caught by a security woman on foot as they try to get away on a battery-operated basket Now we are talking For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 15 2017 3:22 am The Jora Singh Commission was constituted by the previous SAD-BJP government Top News After Advocate General of Punjab Atul Nanda recommended a new commission to probe cases of sacrilege before elections the Punjab government on Friday constituted another one-man commission headed by former High Court judge Justice Ranjit Singh to look into the cases including that of Bargadi and Behbal Kalan The A-G in his legal opinion on the Jora Singh Commission report said it was inconclusive and not enough to nail the guilty “The commission has not answered the very substance of the reference ie an inquiry into the incident of sacrilege and the role of the police force” said Nanda The Jora Singh Commission was constituted by the previous SAD-BJP government The government through a notification issued by the Department of Home Affairs and Justice has included all incidents of sacrilege including those involving Bhagwad Gita and Quran besides Guru Granth Sahib within the ambit of the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission’s terms of reference In a compilation of the total number of cases the home department had recently identified 120 cases of sacrilege before polls The home department report revealed that only 60 cases were solved The new commission has been given a six-month deadline The commission will conduct an inquiry into the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib Bhagwad Gita and Quran It will also probe the detailed facts and circumstances as well as chronology of events of what actually happened and to identify as a matter of fact the role played by various people in the incidents of sacrilege in Faridkot and elsewhere in the state Giving details of the notification an official spokesperson said the new commission would find out the truth of what occurred during such incidents and the factual role of people who may have been involved The commission has also been tasked to look into the Kotkapura firing on October 14 2016 and that of Behbal Kalan village in which two persons were killed According to its terms of reference the commission will identify and inquire into the role of the police officers/ officials in incomplete/ inconclusive investigations into the earlier incidents of sacrilege so far The notification follows the state government’s conclusion after considering various factors including the A-G’s advice In his advice Nanda also observed that the commission did not complete the fundamental limb of the inquiry ie what exactly occurred and the factual role of those who may have been involved “The findings of the commission are broad on such aspects and it has not named or identified precisely the role of the persons involved Also certain aspects and issues entrusted with it remain unanswered and have not been dealt with in depth to enable the government to reach definitive conclusions” concluded the Advocate General For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: August 17 2015 12:00 pm Katrina Kaif said despite being a fictional take on the 26/11 terror incident but it has got its facts right Related News Actress Katrina Kaif whose “Phantom” has been banned in Pakistan says such is the subject of their upcoming film that they expected problems in its release in Pakistan Jamat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking a ban on the film’s release in Pakistan alleging that it contains “filthy propaganda” against his country “It is logical that Pakistan will have problem with this film A person is doing wrong and the country is not doing wrong One of the villains in the film may be from Pakistan but that doesn’t mean Pakistan is a villainous country” Katrina told PTI in an exclusive interview here “He (Kabir) feels the country has suffered and not that the country is bad There is a lot of conflict and upheaval between the two countries so there will be stories on it” Share This Article Related Article The actress said despite being a fictional take on the 26/11 terror incident but it has got its facts right “There is a very important track of Pakistan in the film… about someone who is in Pakistan I think we are not here to preach We are here to make an amazing story But it has got its facts and base in right place” Katrina 32 said when director Kabir Khan first narrated her the story she was not sure whether they should go ahead with it “The moment I heard the story I told Kabir ‘Are you sure you want to do this’ But he was passionate about the story… It has an important message and beyond that it is a fiction film It is an exciting thriller” “Phantom” is about the aftermath of 26/11 attacks in Mumbai and global terrorism The screenplay of the film has been written in co-ordination with author Hussain Zaidi and is an adaptation of his book “Mumbai Avengers” When the 26/11 terror attacks took place Katrina was shooting for “Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani” at a suburban studio in Mumbai “I was shooting for ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ and we were at film city The information was slowly coming in A small thing has happened…then it turned out to be a biggerthing and I spent the next three days in shock I couldn’t believe it” Katrina said This is the third time Katrina and Kabir have teamed up after “New York” and “Ek Tha Tiger” So there is a comfort level and trust between the two “I do trust him and I will be part of his films I don’t think Kabir will offer me a film that I will have to say no to He is a very clever intelligent person We think alike We have similar likes and opinions We are friends” she said In films like “Ek Tha Tiger” “Dhoom 3” and now “Phantom” Katrina has been doing action for quite some time and is enjoying it “When we were shooting the first schedule of “Phantom” I had already come out of “Dhoom 3” so I was super fit when I did action sequences so that part was not hard As I had worked hard for “Dhoom 3″” she further said In “Phantom” Katrina will be seen opposite Saif Ali Khan with whom she has worked in “Race” “When I did the film (Race) with him he was already into his career… He was established He has done so many amazing performances “As a person he has been cultured gentlemanly very educated… He is so knowledgeable He seems more happy now He is happy in his life… he is in a nice happy space” she added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Published: June 27 2016 8:21 am Pro Kabaddi season 4 kicked off on Saturday (Source: PKL) Top News From the second season of the Pro Kabaddi League organisers had started taking steps to making the event more inclusive for women Then 2010 and 2014 Asian Games gold medallist Mamtha Poojary was introduced to the commentary team Yet now as the fourth season has begun Poojary will skipper one of the teams in a mini-league set in place for women’s kabaddi In the four days that the PKL caravan stays within a city three days accommodate two men’s matches As for the remaining day a women’s game will be held “We had promised them from the first season that there will be a league for them soon There was always a plan to have a women’s match but we wanted to get the men’s league secure first” explains Charu Sharma managing director of the tournament’s organising group The Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) held a selection camp in Mumbai in April for 60 women players from all states The trial process conducted steadily filtered down the numbers to form three teams – Firebirds Ice Divas and Storm Queens – of 12 players each Each team will play the other twice in a round robin format By the end of the six matches the second and third placed team will compete in a qualifier to figure who will play in the final against the round robin winners The final will be played in Hyderabad just a little before the men’s final As of now there is a plan of starting up a full-scale women’s league that will mirror the men’s edition “That plan is a bit in the pipeline as of now and we haven’t given it a deadline as such What we’re doing at the moment is a sort of season teaser for the women’s league It’s more in a preliminary nature” mentions Sharma During the selection camp the prospective players were also prepared for carrying themselves in front of the camera “It’ll be a new experience for them So we wanted to prepare them for that too” Sharma adds All three teams are in-house squads and haven’t been purchased by an owner like in the men’s edition “We wanted to showcase women’s kabaddi and we saw the one-game-day window as an opportunity The three teams are made up of the crème of the country so there will be some good competition” asserts Deoraj Chaturvedi operations consultant for the PKL and CEO of the IKF For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: November 27 2015 10:50 am Khloe Kardashian with husband Lamar Odom (Source: Reuters) Related News Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian whose estranged husband Lamar Odom was hospitalised a few weeks ago following a drink and drug binge believes 2015 hasbeen the worst year of her life The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star said she would rather forget the year that has seen her contract a staph infection after holding a bedside vigil by Odom’s bedside reported Female First Also read:Khloe Kardashian to hostThanksgiving When a fan tweeted her to say “except with the whole Lamar thing 2015 was good to you Khloe You [hot] asf (sic)” she tweeted back “hands down worst year of my life lol (sic)” The 31-year-old beauty however recently revealed she is recovering well from her illness and Odom is making good progress too For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: October 18 2016 4:51 pm Hindi television’s sankaari boy Karan Mehra to show his real side on Bigg Boss 10 which is being hosted by actor Salman Khan Top News Karan Mehra is an Indian television actor who mainly gained famed for his role as Naitik in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai According to his Wikipedia page he is also a fashion designer and a model Karan Mehra was raised in Delhi He took an acting course at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute and also studied fashion designing in National Institute of Fashion Technology Delhi Before joining television he worked as a designer in Noida WATCH VIDEO: Bigg Boss 10 Day 1: First Nominations & Review During his career years in Mumbai Karan Mehra also worked as an assistant director for Ram Gopal Verma and Rajkumar Hirani Other than Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai he also appeared in dance shows Nach Baliye 5 and Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati along with his wife Nisha Rawal Karan Mehra recently quit the show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Rumour has it that he had a tiff with his co-star Hina Khan who plays his on-screen wife Akshara The complete serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is based on their relationship and the virtues he shows towards his family However the actor felt it’s time to show his viewers a little of his own personality Check our Bigg Boss 10 contestant Karan Mehra’s pictures Also watch him in full swing during the Navaratri Also read:Bigg Boss 10: Karan Mehra claims that Salman Khan’s show is not scripted Karan Mehra is known as the sankaari family boy who loves his wife at least that is the personality he has created out of his on-screen self Now we wait to see whether or not he is really that sanskaariin real life too Find him on Facebook For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top Newsprices of imports sky-rocketed and restaurants, Chairman of Rajya Sabha’s Privileges Committee P J Kurien said on Thursday,dismissing reports that the panel decided to seek explanation from her over some remarks made during a House debate on the JNU row Addressing the media a day after the Committee members had met in Parliament House he said it was "not a meeting" of the committee as it did not meet the quorum requirement of at least five committee attending it "We met but five members were not present So it was not a committee meeting Moreover there is no notice of privilege against Irani before the committee So it is wrong to say that the panel has decided to seek an explanation from her over her remarks There is no such decision" he said A file photo of PJ Kurien AFP "Yesterday there was no meeting There was some informal discussion Whatever we informally said has been reported by the media as a decision of the committee A member saying something is not a decision of the committee" Kurien said He said a notice of CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury regarding his having received threat calls after participating in a debate on JNU row is under consideration of the committee In his letter to the Rajya Sabha Chairman last month the CPI-M leader had written that the minister had made "baseless allegations" against him "imputing motives that are completely false" Yechury had also enclosed pages from internet (in Telugu) suggesting threats to him and stated that considering "grievous nature of the allegations" Since they are made on the floor of the House and recorded as part of proceedings the intervention of the Rajya Sabha Chairman was sought said He said that Yechury had given a privilege notice but that was about threat calls and not against Irani Regarding the deposition of VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi before the panel yesterday about her controversial statement on "terrorists in Parliament" Kurien said she appeared as a witness and it is not necessary to have a meeting of the committee to call a witness He however declined to go into what was the response of Prachi when she appeared before the committee After meeting the panel yesterday Prachi had remained defiant and stuck to her remarks By: Reuters | New York | Published: August 27 2017 8:42 pm Rafael Nadal is back as world number one for the first time since 2014 having won his 10th French Open title in June (Source: AP) Top News If the tennis gods have their way Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will be stepping out for a semi-final showdown a week on Friday for their first ever battle at the US Open After 37 meetings all over the world including in the final of each of the other three grand slams a US Open clash would complete the set It is a contest Wimbledon champion Federer who beat Nadal to win the Australian Open in January would relish having also beaten his longtime rival in Indian Wells and Miami this year But Nadal who regained the world number one ranking this month to be the top seed in New York is focused on the bigger picture “I prefer to play against another one” Nadal told a news conference at Flushing Meadows on Saturday “Is obvious no I am not that way It sounds very good but the real thing (is) I prefer to play against another player an easier one if it’s possible “I know you want to hear the other way – that I would love to play with him No of course I understand that it is going to be great for our history “It is true that we played in all (the other) grand slam finals We never played here and for sure this year we are not going to play in finals “Meeting him here in the semi-finals if that happens that will be something great and amazing but as I say before we made a lot (of history)” Nadal is back as world number one for the first time since 2014 having won his 10th French Open title in June A couple of underwhelming performances in the two Masters 1000 events this summer has not affected his confidence and he is hopeful of a third US Open title his first since 2013 “It’s good to be number one of the world again of course” he said “I think it’s a good achievement after three years having some troubles So just happy for that “For the moment I am very happy the way that I played during the whole season I enjoyed almost every event that I played” Federer on the other hand says he would love a big match against Nadal at the US Open for the first time “We never played here in New York so I think that would be fun for everybody involved” he said “But there are about 60 players between us who don’t want it “I’d love to play Rafa here in New York Hopefully it will be a night session Hopefully that would be a great atmosphere and one again where we play great like at the Australian Open” Nadal leads Federer 24-13 overall and 9-3 in grand slams but has lost their last four meetings For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Parimal Dabhi | Gandhinagar | Updated: February 16 2017 7:39 pm Top News A group of around 142 students led by an undergraduatestudent from a private university run by former BJP minister Anil Patel have submitted a memorandum to the Mehsana district collector demanding scrapping of reservation in educational institutions and government jobs The students’ group — Bharatiya Yuva Vidhyarthi Sangharsh Samiti (BYVSS) — has also announced to hold public programmes later this month in this regard The students’ group is led by an undergraduate science student Mihir Patel Watch What Else Is Making News: According to the memorandum submitted on Saturday “The reservation policy is being implemented in India for the past many years But it seems that due to the reservation policy future of meritorious and qualified students gets caged Because of reservation youths are jobless” It listed three demands before the Gujarat government: removal of the reservation policy in education and government jobs; no lifetime benefit of reservation to a person who gets government job under the policy; and no lifetime benefit of reservation to a politician after he/she wins an election “We have given the memorandum today and will also hold public events in that regard later this month” said Mihir This is for the first time that a formal representation to remove reservation in education and government jobs has been made after the Patidar reservation agitation was launched in July 2015 seeking OBC status for the community Mehsana was the hotbed of the Patidar quota movement When asked Anil Patel said he has no clue about the students’ group or the demands it made “Currently our university is also governed by the rules of the Gujarat government and admissions to professional courses are conducted through the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) where the existing quota system is taken into consideration The rules apply uniformly to all universities” he said For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Press Trust of India | London | Published: June 5 2014 1:19 pm Cannabis users might be advised to stop using the drug if they are planning to try and start a family Related News Young men who use cannabis may be putting their fertility at risk by inadvertently affecting the size and shape of their sperm according to the largest study of its kind Investigating how common lifestyle factors influence the size and shape of sperm a research team from the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester also found that sperm size and shape was worse in samples ejaculated in the summer months but was better in men who had abstained from sexual activity for more than six days However other common lifestyle factors reported by men including smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol appeared to have little effect The study recruited 2249 men from 14 fertility clinics around the UK and asked them to fill out detailed questionnaires about their medical history and their lifestyle Reliable data about sperm morphology was only available for 1970 men and so the researchers compared the information collected for 318 men who produced sperm of which less than four per cent was the correct size and shape and a control group of 1652 men where this was above four per cent and therefore considered ‘normal’ by current medical definitions Men who produced ejaculates with less than four per cent normal sperm were nearly twice as likely to have produced a sample in the summer months (June to August) or if they were younger than 30 years old to have used cannabis in the three month period prior to ejaculation “Our knowledge of factors that influence sperm size and shape is very limited yet faced with a diagnosis of poor sperm morphology many men are concerned to try and identify any factors in their lifestyle that could be causing this” lead author Dr Allan Pacey Senior Lecturer in Andrology at the University of Sheffield said “It is therefore reassuring to find that there are very few identifiable risks although our data suggests that cannabis users might be advised to stop using the drug if they are planning to try and start a family” said Pacey Studies in the laboratory suggest that sperm with poor morphology swim less well because their abnormal shape makes them less efficient The study was published in the journal Human Reproduction For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsOn a day the Narendra Modi government laid out the contours of new black money declaration scheme for tax cheats it also left a big loophole that could potentially cause the entire exercise to fall apart— exempting deposits made by political parties from tax scrutiny and subsequent investigation This move is absurd lacks logic and raises a big question on the very intent of the Modi government to unearth black money in the system at any cost Reason: The opaque political funding is the foundation of black money in any economy It is that evil that feeds and nurtures all other forms of illegal cash in the system Unless political funds are brought under tax scrutiny everything else the government does in the name of black money hunt will be seen with suspicion PM Modi The government move also show how there is a clear double standard for the common man and political parties when it comes to black money hunt The aaam aadmi is supposed to bare it all answer questions face harassment even if his money is legit but politician enjoys a God-given immunity Take a look at what the revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia told reporters "If it is a deposit in the account of a political party they are exempt But if it is deposited in individual’s account then that information will come into our radar If the individual is putting money in his own account then we will get information" The Section 13A of the Income Tax Act 1961 is what gives immunity for political parties in respect of their income from house property other sources capital gains and income by way of voluntary contributions received from any person Political parties will merrily use this opportunity to put their black money (money for which there is no real source or income that is not taxed) on the table and would say that they got it all from small donors (cash donations less than Rs 20000 does not need any source) It is not difficult to make backdated donation receipts This defeats the entire purpose of black money operation Analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch in past few years shows that about 75 percent of the sources of funds to political parties remain unknown Here is where the real problem lies When political parties arte party to accepting black money how do one expect an honest action from them against the very same black money It is not a surprise that none of the opposition parties including principal opposition party Congress and its (occasionally) fiery leader Rahul Gandhi hasn’t uttered a word on political black money and hasn’t offered to give an example by daring to give own party’s financial details or declining any law-given immunity That’s understood because all drinks from the same pot and it taste sweet But the larger question is why is it that always the common man suffer and the rich and powerful get away Why the double standard The ongoing demonetisation exercise originally launched to counter black money and fake currency has inflicted maximum pain on the poor not the rich and powerful The layman waits for hours in ATM/bank queue face unemployment and financial loss commits suicide because he couldn’t find enough cash for his daughter’s wedding amid the black money fight of the government while the rich smiles all the way to the backdoors of banks Even in the post-demonetisation era they have lavish weddings and joy of seeing bundles of new currency notes in their backyards while it is a miracle for the aam aadmi even if he get hold of a few pieces of new currency PM Modi certainly owes an answer to 125 crore Indians of which a good number are hard working middle class on the government’s double standard to the common man and the political parties when it comes to the issue of black money Read the full text of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement here? hose reel.

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