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it says.fixed by the 13 Finance Commission for Himachal Pradesh and release the state specific grants recommended by the Finance Commission,right? For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 24 2010 2:37 am Related News Unauthorised colonies:MCD says irresponsible Delhi govt needs to become sensitive to needs of such colonies The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Monday said it has been unable to make any headway in passing the layout plans of unauthorised colonieswhich were issued provisional regularisation certificates earlierdue to delay on the part of the Delhi government Subhash AryaLeader of MCD Houseclaimed the agency was prepared to pass the layout plans of these colonies but it has not been possible to make a headway due to the irresponsible attitude of the Delhi government.an important battle-zone of the war,Counter-attack from Munro. Ish Sodhi picked two wickets in two balls but there was never really a problem in the end.(STATS || POINTS TABLE || FIXTURES) WATCH: New Zealand vs England Preview (App users click here) NEW ZEALAND vs ENGLANDAND STATS (click here) AS IT HAPPENED: 2209 hrs IST: England win by 7-wickets 17 balls left to be bowled 2208 hrs IST: And England finish things off in style Buttler ends things off by hitting Santner for a six 2207 hrs IST: Poor over by Sodhi – 22 runs from it One needed 2205 hrs IST: Next ball same result SIX 2205 hrs IST: Another poor delivery and Buttler goes big this time SIX 2203 hrs IST: Short very short by Ish Sodhi Buttler shifts slightly to give himself room and another four 2203 hrs IST: This time Root playsa reverse sweep and it is more fine than Buttler’s was End result is the same 2201 hrs IST: Buttlerconnects well with a reverse sweep and it races to the ropes 2149 hrs IST: England are 117/3 after 13 overs Need 37 off 42 balls 2144 hrs IST: Two in two Ish Sodhi has Eoin Morgan LBW Still something in this game 2143 hrs IST: WICKET Low bounce and Jason Roy drags it on 2134 hrs IST: Jason Roy reaches 73 off 37 England98/1 after 10 overs New Zealandwere 89/1 2130 hrs IST: England89/1 after 9 overs 2126 hrs IST: WICKET Alex Hales has hit Mitchell Santner straight to long-on New Zealand have broken the opening stand 2125 hrs IST:Alex Hales survives a stumping chance and Guptill gives away only 4 runs off his over 2121 hrs IST: England have reached 75/0 after 7 overs chasing 154 2119 hrs IST: A maiden T20I fifty for Jason Roy off just 26 balls He has put England on track in this chase 2118 hrs IST: Jason Roy hits his ninthfour and reaches 48 off 24 balls 2111 hrs IST: Jason Roy sends third and fourth ballof the Santner over for consecutive boundaries 2109 hrs IST: Like the third over Jason Roy finishes the fourth over with a boundary This time a six 48/0after 4 2105 hrs IST: Jason Roy ends the third over with another four England 36/0 2104 hrs IST: Alex Hales joins the party?” The article is the first substantial call to action by any leader of a South Asian jihadist group, For all the latest World News, In such cases,t they save Sayyed or at least see him fainting or struggling in the water.

fish, 2017. want that the Haryana government should absorb them in service. 1984 was a tragedy that needn’t have happened: corporate greed, It left Shenhua 11th in the league and well adrift in the battle for places in next year’s Asian Champions League, By: Reuters | Published: August 10, 2016 7:32 pm Analysts say the row – which threatens to distance Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi from one of his main backers Saudi Arbai -reflects longstanding disagreements on crucial regional issues, (File Photo) Top News Egypt and Saudi Arabia have long been key allies but tensions over regional issues including Syria and Yemen have erupted into the open in rare public disagreements.s neighbourhoood,it is not possible to survive, he says Social activist Gaurav Chhabra says there should be tickets to suit every pocket so that no one is deprived of the pleasure of appreciating dramatics Howeverthe amount of tax charged should be lesshe maintains Butthespian G S Channi gives thumbs down to theatre-for-ticket system It is important that the audience be attracted towards theatre and develop a taste for it Ticketing will not help in this direction For the past few monthswe have seen that tickets are being given to the elite free of cost It is a dangerous trend?

Image courtesy PIB His reaction came in the wake of Narendra Modi government increasing railway passenger fare by 14." "When UPA government in the recent past had announced increase in Railway fare and freight before presentation of Railway budget it was the same BJP which had made hue and cry..Now they are doing the same and promoting a bad tradition" he said taking a potshots at BJP-led government at the Centre Kumar described 142 percent hike in fare and 65 percent in freight as a "big increase" which he said would further lift prices of essential commodities PTI Written by Shubhra Gupta | Published: July 12 2014 12:49 am Top News There’s something timeless about a story of death catching up with battling-with-big-C lovers Teenagers can be the most annoying movie companions Especially when they are present in droves which they almost always are and even more so when they are intent on making sure that their endless chatter giggling texting all miraculously done together are more of an event than the film itself I try and sit as far as possible when I see a concerted teen ninja attack inside a theatre But my seat for The Fault In Our Stars was bang in the middle of a row and it was a full-house leaving no wiggle room for senior citizens such as myself I’m not exactly old not yet but if you are not 16 carrying a phone as large as a house and surrounded by others of your ilk you are not only ancient you are invisible The buzz begins before the first frame comes on I luvvved the book (of the same name on which the film is based) says a girl sitting next to me Me too says her friend on her other flank They do not bother to lower their voices The film starts and I wonder if I will have to act spoilsport and ask them to shush which they will of course ignore But I am wrong The kids about as old as the lead players on the screen settle down and start receiving the film which along with the book has become an unstoppable global sensation The Fault In Our Stars is about teens dying of cancer There is no other way to put it As its spunky young heroine Hazel Grace Lancaster memorably puts it “Depression is a side effect of dying Cancer is also a side effect of dying Almost everything is really” Put as baldly as that it is pointless trying to soft-soap the hard reality of death John Green the author of the bestseller that led to the film has a fascinating backstory about dealing with the loss of a young cancer-stricken friend re-discovering how to communicate and eventually finding healing I read the book like a million others before I saw the film Unlike its worshipful young adult target audience I managed to get into the book just enough to catch the salient parts More than anything else I was struck by the conversations — smart funny brutally honest — that Green creates for his teenage pair Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters and their friends and family Even though Hazel and Gus sound a little better read than many of their contemporaries (the title is aptly from a Shakespeare play dear Brutus) they are still only 16-year-olds who may never be 17 By the third act when death catches up with these sassy battling-bravely-with-the-big-C lovers the sniffling had begun All the facetious wisecracks which had been coming from both the girls and the boys (yes there were some mostly boyfriends who were along to hold hands and a few others who seemed like they were there for the film) were replaced by silence and muffled sobs Death comes to us all But when the young go it seems like a bigger loss Especially when the ones about to go have just experienced romance and what it is like to breathe as one Hazel Grace’s lungs “suck” ( her word) at being lungs so she lugs around an oxygen tank; Gus has only one leg having lost the other to the cancer They josh they natter they talk about stuff but always always know that their end will come sooner rather than later I was taken aback at the wash of sudden feeling as the film winds down I wasn’t expecting it: case-hardened film critics are meant to point out manipulative scenes and schmaltzy lines But then I flashed back to how devastated I felt after watching Love Story in which Ali McGraw’s character succumbs to her terminal disease leaving not just the handsome Ryan O’ Neal broken but entire legions Green has denied that his story is the Love Story of this generation But loss and heartbreak is timeless It can be the side-effect of a new film that treats dying teens as matter-of-factly as it can Or of a film that was released 44 years ago and whose ripple effect is still so strong Bollywood promptly cogged Love Story and gave us Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se in which Ranjeeta plays the McGraw role leaving the bell-bottomed pimpled Sachin a far cry from the dishy O’Neal to mourn her Even in the dark I can see the tears coursing down the girl’s cheek She makes no attempt to wipe them And then it comes to me anew It matters not whether you are a gawky teen or a stately dowager No one can see a person sliding away from life from light and not shed a tear As a line from the haunting theme song of Love Story goes: How long does it last/ Can love be measured by the hours in a day [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 29 2017 9:34 pm India hammered Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the opening Test (Source: AP) Related News India registered their biggest away win by margin of runs against Sri Lanka on Saturday when they emerged victors by a 304 runs at Galle In a match that lasted four days India cruised to victory following first innings damage and sealed the deal late on the fourth day # 304 – India registered their biggest win by runs against Sri Lanka when they won by 304 runs in Galle on Saturday The previous best stood at 279 run win against England at Leeds in 1986 On the whole it is India’s fourth biggest win (337 runs vs South Africa at Delhi in 2015-16) It is also the biggest defeat for Lanka at home Their previous worst showing came in 1994 when they lost by 391 runs against Pakistan atP Saravanamuttu Stadium in Colombo Earlier this year Sri Lanka suffered another embarrassing defeat by 282 runs against South Africa at Cape Town # 3 – Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting have the joint-most wins in Sri Lanka as captains Ponting led Australia to a 3-0 series whitewash in 2003-04 Prior to Kohli only four Tests were won by Indian captains in 18 matches # 1376 – An aggregate of 1376 runs were scored in this Test India scored 600 and 240/3 declared while Sri Lanka scored 291 and 245 This is the second most runs scored at Galle The only other Test with more runs produced was between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh which aggregated with 1613 runs # 550 – India set Sri Lanka a massive target of 550 runs which is the second largest by India The best stands at 617 runs vs New Zealand at Wellington in 2008-09 That had ended in a draw # 97 – Dimuth Karunaratne scored his highest Test score versus India and narrowly missed out on his sixth Test ton This is the third highest score by a Sri Lankan opener in the fourth innings Sanath Jayasuriya leads the list with 131 runs vs Australia at Kandy in 2004 He had also scored 112 vs Australia at Adelaide in 1996 # 10 – After a poor run since the double hundred against Bangladesh Kohli came good to score a century in the second innings He now has ten centuries as captain from 27 Tests Only Sunil Gavaskar has more – 11 in 47 as captain Kohli also became thesecond Indian captain to register two hundreds in Tests in Sri Lanka Both of them coming at Galle – 103 in 2015 and an unbeaten 103 on Saturday Sachin Tendulkar was the first to achieve the distinction – 143 at Colombo and 139 at Colombo – both coming in 1997 # 3 – This is Shikhar Dhawan’s third Man of the Match award in Test matches His first came in his debut Test vs Australia at Mohali and second against Bangladesh at Fatullah # 6/138 –Ravindra Jadeja helped himself to best bowling figures away from home His 6/138 beats his previous best of 6/154 against South Africa at Durban in 2013 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: July 24 2017 6:17 pm Poster Boys is Bobby Deol’s first film after the 2013 hit Yamla Pagla Deewana Related News After actor Saif Ali Khan blamed media for being a contributor to the prevalent nepotism in the Hindi film industry comes another star kid Bobby Deol with a complaint against media The actor whose making a comeback to films with Poster Boys that is being presented by father Dharmendra says it is a perception built by the media that it is easier for artistes from film families to get work than the ones who don’t have star surnames “That’s just the way media portrays celebrity kids when they’re coming into movies I don’t think it’s easy for anyone You can be a kid of a star or be a normal child coming from a non filmy family but you still have to work hard Luck plays a part in it but you’ve to think positive That positive attitude helps you” Bobby told reporters at the trailer launch of Poster Boys which is the official remake of hit Marathi film Poshter Boyz Last week Saif wrote an open letter expressing his views on nepotism which has become the word ‘you shouldn’t mention’ for the Bollywood celebrities following the Karan Johar-Kangana Ranaut much-publicised difference of opinion on the issue Saif’s letter came after he along with Karan and Varun Dhawan received criticism for taking digs at Kangana and poking fun at the nepotism debate The National Award-winning actor in his letter said that by giving star kids much attention since their birth the media becomes responsible for promoting nepotism As for Bobby Poster Boys is first film after the 2013 hit Yamla Pagla Deewana which also starred Dharmendra and the actor’s elder brother Sunny Deol Poster Boys also features Sunny and Shreyas Talpade who starred and produced the original film When asked what made him stay away from the screen for four years Bobby said “I was looking for some great scripts to come my way When I heard the script from Shreyas I was very excited I just want to do films which I enjoy doing and the audience will too I am also doing Yamla Pagla Deewana 3 When people watch this film I am sure I’ll get some more work” Poster Boys will arrive in theatres onSeptember 8 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 9 2017 4:03 pm India will play two games against South Africa in Kimberly on February 5 and 7 before travelling to Potchefstrom on February 10 for the final game (Source: AP) Related News The second edition of the ICC Women’s ODI World Championship will be held from 2017-2020 with India scheduled to play three matches in South Africa from February 5-10 in Round 1 of the competition The International Cricket Council (ICC) launched the Women’s Championship here today in the presence of India captain Mithali Raj and former skipper Anjum Chopra India who have not played since losing the World Cup final to hosts England in July will play two games against South Africa in Kimberly on February 5 and 7 before travelling to Potchefstrom on February 10 for the final game as part of the Championship The Women’s Championship will be played in the same format as the inaugural edition which was held from 2014-16 with all the eight sides – Australia England India New Zealand Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka and the West Indies – taking on each other in series of three ODIs on a home or away basis World Cup 2021 hosts New Zealand and the three other top teams from the Championship will gain direct qualification for the showpiece event while the remaining four sides will get a second chance through the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier event in which they will be joined by six teams from four regions – Africa Asia East Asia Pacific and Europe The West Indies host Sri Lanka for the first series of the Championship from October 11-15 while England and Australia play each other from October 22-29 When the Indian women’s team will be in South Africa for the Championship the men’s team will be in the middle of its full tour comprising three Tests six ODIs and three T20 Internationals The women’s team which is itching to take the field since its remarkable effort in England will end up playing at least 21 ODIs from 2018-2019 With the World T20 slated to be held in the West Indies in November 2018 India veteran Mithali Raj said it would be a good idea to squeeze in at least a couple of T20s alongside the 50-over Women’s Championship Comparing the current situation with the past Raj said the Indian team looks set to play a sizeable number of international matches “To start off I think 21 over two years is a good enough number Before the ODI Championship we would have played not more than 10-12 games in the same period 21 is a good enough and I am sure it will only get better “May be if the boards (India and South Africa in this case) are interested they can squeeze in a couple of T20s (with the ODI Championship)” said the 34-year-old The ICC too will welcome such a move by the two teams competing in the ODI Championship “Member boards will be encouraged to play T20Is during tours but no other ODIs can be scheduled along with Women’s Championship series Teams will get two points for each win one point for a tie or no-result and no points for a loss” said the ICC in a statement It also remains to be seen whether India will be ready to play Pakistan as part of the Championship India had forfeited their matches against Pakistan in the inaugural edition and ICC penalised them by docking all six points possible from the scheduled series For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: July 19 2014 8:09 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi Related News Budget July 2014 was supposed to be a major policy statement of the first non-Congress elected majority government in India’s 66-year history Expectations of a solid reform statement were high if not higher; the opportunity for a vision statement was never so palpable; the faith in and credibility of what the finance minister would say was never more; and the goodwill generated by the election result for the BJP was only matched by Rajiv Gandhi’s 415-seat victory in 1984 So what happened post-Budget 2014 Everybody (100 per cent) criticised the speech and many felt that Narendra Modi Arun Jaitley and the BJP (in that order) had missed a historic opportunity So much so that one senior and seasoned journalist called it a Chidambaram budget with saffron lipstick Ouch that must have hurt What Swaminathan Aiyar said was a valid reasoned opinion albeit somewhat different from my own impression of the budget as the best content-wise in the last two decades I had also mentioned in my budget review article (‘From hope to reality’ IE July 11) that in monotonous delivery and in preoccupation with minutiae the budget seemed to be nondescript and certainly not revolutionary However while the devil in the budget was in the detail the angel of reform was there in abundant display in the content Just look at the evidence On labour reform what every reform commentator has been crying hoarse about for decades is happening A big step has been taken by the Rajasthan government (a BJP enclave) to reform labour laws; however the reformed laws should not have prevailed even in 1960s India Such reforms still have a long way to go but considerable progress has been made from the original 1860 labour laws conscientiously followed by every Indian government Haryana (Congress-ruled) has now joined the movement to make our draconian labour laws effective only if the firm has 300 employees This is not reform but significant progress from the previous mindless law that stipulated state intervention for firing of workers if a unit had more than a hundred Also state governments are now getting together and collectively demanding that the Neanderthal land acquisition act passed by all parties be changed to something that the people of India want and not what the entitlement-socialist Congress brigade wanted This could be a game-changer On tax reform suddenly unlike with the Sonia Gandhi government the previously not possible is now feasible and likely The much needed and overdue national Goods and Services Tax is likely to be in place by February 2015 and very likely the overdue reform on personal and corporate income taxes will also happen by then Don’t be surprised if corporate taxes are also reduced And cesses and surcharges become part of (bad) Indian tax history And the irresponsible corporate social responsibility rules either significantly reformed or junked Agriculture is a large important sector where the heavy hand of government has been most present and most damaging This sector has been unreformed for 65 years Indeed by the mix of policies pursued it has been the sink for all the anti-rational anti-farmer and anti-poor policies one can think of and then more There is great hope and expectant reality that whether it is the price stabilisation fund or the reform of the APMC market (essentially allowing the farmer to sell his cereals fruits and vegetables to anybody he chooses to and at whatever price) or the gradual dismantling of the regressive Food Corporation of India agriculture will see the largest set of reforms in the near future Considering the reform of how we do not transfer incomes to the poor we have more schemes to help the poor than the number of really poor districts Prime Minister Modi has endorsed Aadhaar to more effectively identify the poor and deliver targeted income support to them A complete overhaul of the subsidy policy should be in place by next February Though social policy was not part of the budget it is definitely the concern of the people and the government Just Thursday Health Minister Harsh Vardhan endorsed the drive to make homosexuality legal that is repealing the archaic and anti-human (and just as old as our labour laws) Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality If there is so much reform that will happen why did the BJP choose the path it did — a path of obfuscation of diversionary tactics (numerous allocations of Rs 50 and 100 crore etc) It may have done so in recognition of the defeated The Congress and the Left (what’s left of it) opposition so loves rhetoric as witnessed by their own policies over the last 60 years that the BJP decided to give them what they are used to — rhetoric The Congress was very pleased that its accounting gimmickry on the deficit was not revealed in all its gory detail and that the deficit was kept at the UPA magic figure of 41 per cent of the GDP Note that the deficit is not at 41 per cent due to increased expenditures or higher rates of taxation Indeed the effective rate of income tax has declined The deficit is targeted at 41 per cent with sales of family silver that the political opposition thought the BJP would never do Rest assured if the government does fall short of the target it will make it up by selling more family silver assets There is historical precedence to what the BJP is doing The headline of this article is a reference to former US Attorney General John Mitchell’s comment on the then new Nixon administration’s policy on civil rights The year was 1968 and the US had recently embarked on a comprehensive forward reform path on desegregation But the American population and especially the opposition Democrat component was apprehensive that the new Republican and presumed anti-civil-rights and presumed “right-wing” presidency would not take the process forward It did And the same is very likely to happen in India This can easily be inferred from the acts of commission by the BJP government prior to the budget and reform acts likely as documented here post the budget At this pace count on 2014 being remembered as the year India comprehensively changed course for the future and for the better And 2014 will prove the old adage (if there isn’t one then there should be one) — that those who talk the most about helping the poor or being secular or being holier than thou do the most for themselves and the least for others Oh yes there is a saying — the road to hell is paved with good intentions Can you now name me one critic or even one supporter of the BJP who would have predicted that they would act on not one but several economic and social reforms So just be careful when you say either that the budget was a disappointment or that it was not reformist or that there is not much difference between the UPA and Modi’s BJP other than their lipstick The writer is chairman of Oxus Investments an emerging market advisory firm and a senior advisor to Zyfin a leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 28 2017 8:50 pm Fakhar Zaman scored 114 runs against India (Source: AP) Related News Pakistan’s hero in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final Fakhar Zaman has said that he was ‘disappointed’ by the way MS Dhoni reacted when he scored a century in the match Zaman scored 114 runs off just 106 balls as Pakistan ended with 329/4 batting first at The Oval “I was a little disappointed by MS Dhoni as he did not show much reaction after my hundred” Zaman was quoted by PakPassionnet But Zaman later added that he looked at India captain Virat Kohli after scoring the hundred and saw him clapping “When I was batting well Kohli and others were saying things to me so when I got to hundred I thought they would ignore it but when I looked at Kohli I saw that he was looking down but graciously clapping for me” Zaman said Zaman would not have reached the three-figure mark in the final but a no-ball from Jasprit Bumrah gave him life Zaman was caught behind when batting on three off Bumrah but third umpire saw replays and it was called a no-ball “When I was caught behind my heart sank I was stunned and slowly started making my way back to the dressing room with all my hopes and dreams crushed I kept thinking how could I lose my wicket here I was supposed to score big not get out on three “When the umpires stopped me it was like a new hope It felt like a new life I thought to myself if this is a no-ball then today is surely my day” Zaman said On whether he was sledged or not Zaman said that in the semi-final against England and in the final against India some players tried to sledge him “When we played against England almost 80 per cent of the fans were our supporters Azhar Ali kept on telling me to play other shots but I kept on telling him that if I middle (the ball) it will be a four on mid-wicket and a six if I top edge it” Zaman said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News to suit the national interests of powerful member states, Phogat girls deserve no silver, Share This Article Related Article How difficult was it for you to train and participate in domestic meets and at the Asian Athletics championships knowing that it could possibly be one of the last times you competed? They (India A) were positive and put some pressure on us in the second innings. After the tour, five one-day internationals and a T20 international. Suleman Daud spoke at the previous unity conferences at Bangkok in 2010 and in Washington last year.and other human rights abuses. In response to a question from a Baloch activistNuland underlined the complexity of the issue and affirmed that the best way forward is for all the parties to resolve their differences through peaceful dialogue?

It?has been four years since her father passed away and the actor too has come a long way since then.the doctors found that the girls were fasting and had come to the school without having any breakfast.a resident of Mundhwa, Nimrat Kaur never charted her course in acting. “I am flattered by these reactions.

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