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there is no indication to suggest demonetisation as an important poll issue in the state’s hill or plain parts. even though it was against the freewheeling lifestyle of a man who also hobnobbed extensively with Europeans. the British colonial rule and the proposal by Lord Curzon to divide the poet’s beloved land into two.The fiction merges so well with the colours of history that you cannot help but let your senses ride along in a journey which is both rich and satisfying Read the book in one sitting if you can — the age comes alive and grabs you for a lasting impact For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAs the winter session of Parliament begins tomorrow (Wednesday) the nation is still in the painful process of swallowing a bitter pill administered by Narendra Modi in the form of an abrupt ban of Rs 500 Rs 1000 notes announced on 8 November The side effects of this pill are still being manifested across the country in the form of severe disruptions to normal life and cash crunch It is a peculiar situation The demonetisation process initiated by the Modi government is the biggest ever crackdown on fake currency dalals and black money hoarders in this country after a similar crackdown by the Morarji Desai government in 1978 Many are lauding PM Modi for showing the political will and courage to take on the parallel economy announcing what was sure to be an unpopular step Remember in the hours after the announcement even the biggest political enemies of Modi the Congress camp didn’t have solid arguments against the demonetisation So were other regional satraps Modi stood victorious in the eyes of everyone who saw the move using the yardsticks of a big economic reform and show of political will to cleanse the deep-routed parallel economy in this country long exploited by corrupt politicians cronies and crooks But the public veneration soon gave way to anger and agony when the cash-drought began to hit the system still continuing even after a week post the demonitisation announcement The mad rush at ATMs and bank branches the logic of new Rs 2000 bills (more of a showcase item for common man at this stage) the absence of proper planning and the government’s clue-lessness on how to bring back normalcy in public life changed the public perception of the the exercise PTI It is this mood of public unrest that the opposition political parties will exploit to their best as they step into Parliament building tomorrow One can expect heavy exchange of arguments and counter arguments on the issue of public agony post the demonetisation announcement Political parties have surely done their homework on how to corner the government on the issue The signs of this were amply evident when Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi joined an ATM queue in Delhi Mamta Banerjee made a war cry from West Bengal and Akhilesh Yadav cried foul from Uttar Pradesh All this will reflect in Parliament beginning tomorrow What one needs to watch out is how effectively the Modi government can counter the onslaught of accusations and get over it to progress to the business of house mainly passage of remaining crucial bills in Parliament for the much awaited 1 April rollout of the GST — Central and integrated GST Bills Political accusations But besides the pain caused to the public on account of cash drought the other big charge the government will likely face in the House is the allegation Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised last week — that the government allegedly leaked out the information to the BJP and its “friends” well in advance Kejriwal accused that the government thus facilitated the hoarders of unaccounted cash to push their money into safer destinations including whitening part of it by depositing in the banking system Kejriwal also cited an incident involving Sanjeev Kamboj co-convenor BJP law and legal affairs Punjab revealing on Twitter pictures of Rs 2000 notes on 6 November two days ahead of PM Modi’s announcement on 8 November This part Kejriwal also raised concerns over an unusual surge in bank deposits in the July-September quarter “The government needs to tell us who they had warned among friends about this announcement about black money” said the Delhi CM It is a fact that there has been record surge in bank deposits in the July-September quarter During the quarter the bank deposits rose by a record Rs 665 lakh crore to Rs 10208 lakh crore a record level which has surprised economists given that in the previous quarters most banks have reported a negative growth in deposits Finance minister Arun Jaitley has however pointed out that the rise in the deposit was because of 7th Pay Commission arrears that may have been channelled into the bank accounts But this arrears around to Rs 70000 crore and add any other inflows including subsidies this amount will not go beyond Rs 1-15 lakh crore at the most “This is something intriguing to me” said D K Joshi chief economist at Crisil Devendra Pant chief economist at India Ratings and Research too said the sharp growth in bank deposits during July-September is baffling “This is perplexing Anticipating some tough measures there is a possibility that black money hoarders would have pushed part of their money into the banking system” said Pant The logical question here is why someone should deposit his illicit money into the banking system and get exposed to the taxman even if he knew the demonetisation in advance Economists and financial experts point out the following reasons: It is nave to imagine that the entire blackmoney is pushed to the banking system but it is quite possible that part of would have arrived there The black money hoarder who knows about the measures coming soon would have used benamis to put the unaccounted cash into different bank accounts to escape tight scrutiny and tax/ penalty implication that will happen on such deposits post the demonetisation announcement The government has warned that cash deposits above Rs 25 lakh threshold during the 50-day window could attract tax plus a 200 percent penalty in case of income mismatch "We would be getting reports of all cash deposited during the period of November 10 to December 30 2016 above a threshold of Rs 25 lakh in every account The (tax) department would do matching of this with income returns filed by the depositors And suitable action may follow" revenue secretary Hashmukh Adhia had said last week’ In this backdrop someone who knew about the ensuing measures could have very well used different persons to put money in various accounts and make the black money legit said an economist who didn’t want to be named “For instance if I split this money and give in small lots to many of my employees asking them to deposit in different bank accounts before demonetisation kicks in the funds become white and their salary burden is taken care of say for next six months” the economist said For sure there is no hard evidence to say that select few were tipped off except Kamboj’s twitter picture Also the tax department can anytime go back to these transactions and seek the source But the point here is that there has been a dubious surge in bank deposits in the 3 months to September The opposition will most likely take up this issue and allege tipping off of information in Parliament This is likely to put the ruling NDA in a spot It is likely to be difficult for the ruling parties to conduct the legislative business normally But not everyone agrees with this conspiracy theory Rajesh Mokashi managing director and CEO of CARE Ratings said the deposit surge is not related to monetisation “First the pay commission effect is there Second the IDS would have led to conversion of large amounts (into bank accounts)" Mokashi said There are charges and counter charges One thing is for sure Demonetisation is likely to steal the show in Winter session PM Modi will have to use his charisma which he is known for to get the business going countering allegations The critical part to watch is whether the government will be able to contain the uproar to the initial days and get back to business mainly GST Bills passage at the earliest Palestinian teenager who slapped Israeli soldier to face charges – army | Reuters World Reuters Dec 29 2017 00:45:14 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Dec 29 2017 00:45 AM | Updated Date: Dec 29 2017 00:45 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See Panaji | Published: June 12 2015 11:35 am Former Indian skipper Sandip Patil’s son Chirag will make his small screen debut with Marathi TV show “Yek Number” Related News Former Indian skipper Sandip Patil’s son Chirag will make his small screen debut with Marathi TV show “Yek Number” “Chirag will play the role of a rowdy boy Chirag who is a very soft spoken boy by nature was groomed for the role” said show’s director Girish Mohite who is known for his Marathi movies like “Guru Pournima” and “Bhartiya” The show will be telecast on Star Pravah from June 22 onwards “Chirag was selected over several youngsters who were tested for the role He was a perfect fit for the role” said Mohite “Yek Number” is a love-hate story of lead characters Deva and Veda he said “Both are young aggressive ambitious and focused with a go-getter attitude The conflict point between the protagonists is an engineering college” the director said “Deva wants to replace college with a mall and make money Veda has earned seat in the college with tremendous hard work and hence she is determined not to let Deva succeed in his ulterior motives” he explained about the storyline Mohite feels that the serial portrays various dimensions of today’s Maharashtrian youths The serial and the characters in it are not inspired by any specific personality he said “But I am sure it shows a glimpse of every young Maharashtrian It will transport every other viewer to his or her college era and refresh the memories” he said The director who is returning to the small screen after his stint in Marathi movies said he always wanted to work for television “I think ‘Yek Number’ has a lot more to attract me towards daily soap That does not mean I have stopped films” he said The budgets and techniques have drastically changed the face of Marathi serials he pointed out For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express AppBy: PTI | Lucknow | Published: January 24 2017 8:47 pm Top News An acute appendicitis spoiling his successful last season Dane shuttler Hans-Kristian Vittinghus is now looking to get back his confidence at Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold and aims to achieve his full fitness ahead of the All England Championship in March Vittinghus had clinched his maiden Super Series title at Australia Open and also helped Denmark clinch the Thomas Cup trophy but he had to undergo a surgery when he suddenly developed acute pain due to appendicitis before the China Open in October “In October I got appendicitis and I got my appendix removed I came to know about it after I developed a pain just 10 hours before I was about to board the flight for China Open I was lucky in a way because it would have been frightening if I had that sort of unbearable pain on flight So due to the surgery I could not play in China and Hong Kong Open and so I couldn’t qualify for the Dubai Super Series Final It was a forced break” the World No 14 shuttler told PTI Talking about last season the 31-year-old said: “Winning Australia Open was the second best moment of my career the best was the Thomas Cup gold It was an unbelievable year for me I didn’t have a good season in 2015 so I was not expecting such a year I got back into the top 10 as well I feel like I have worked really hard to get that so it is very satisfying It meant a lot to me” Vittinghus said he is looking to make up for the lost ranking points with a good show at the Syed Modi tournament “It is a quite an important event for me because I haven’t played any tournament in the last few months All England is coming up shortly so it is one of the final events for me to prepare for that “I’m also looking to get some extra points to qualify for World Championships in August because I missed out of the tournaments in November and December and I need the ranking points so from that perspective also it is an important event for me” said the second seed who is now the top-ranked player in the draw after top seed Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk withdrew on Monday “I had a few league matches in Denmark that I played in last few weeks But no doubt that I am not in my very best condition that is something I want to achieve during the All England so I am still in the build-up but I will still say I am quite happy with the level that I can play right now I am sure if I can get into the later stages of the tournament I will start playing better and get near my best” he added Asked why he opted for this tournament Vittinghus said: “One of the reasons that I came here is that I saw an opportunity for me to get a few extra matches Hopefully the first couple of rounds shouldn’t be too much of a problem for me “I will be able to get back into the move and rhythm that I have been missing since October and the field here is not that strong The top 10 players here are strong but after that there is a gap so that is definitely one of the reasons why I decided to play here” he said Asked about the schedule ahead Vittinghus said: “I will play Germany and skip Thailand because we have the Danish Nationals next week after this event and after that there will be 2-3 weeks break before the Germany and All England Championships” Asked if he was surprised when P V Sindhu won the Olympic silver Vittinghus said: “I was in Rio as a commentator for Danish TV so we were quite surprised when Sindhu suddenly reached the finals but when you watch the matches in Rio then you can see she was playing one of the best women’s singles from the start and even afterward she proved that she is oneof the best players in the world” Talking about the lack of women’s singles players in Denmark Vittinghus said: “I think the main reason is injuries Denmark has a very small sample size of players We had three decent players after Tine (Baun) left but they all had to quit because of injuries and we don’t have enough players to fill in the space “So the girls we have now are very young When Tine quit the oldest player we had at the National center was just 19 and usually in Danish women’s singles they don’t reach the highest level until 25-26 and the problem now is we don’t have any one to kind of look upto and reach that level” Vittinghus said China’s decline is good for the sport “I don’t think we will see China become as dominating as they used to be and it is very good for the sports because one country being dominant kills the interest in the sport” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: July 11 2013 2:31 am Related News 2 members of gang behind Preet Vihar dacoity arrested New Delhi: Police arrested two dreaded members of a Bangladeshi gang and claimed to solve two sensational dacoitiesreported earlier this year in Preet Vihar and Anand Vihar According to policein one of the cases armed robbers had tied the former director of prosecution while in anothera businessman and his family were held at gunpoint Police said when they started the investigationsthey focused on activities of Bangladeshi gangs We received information about one Badshah alias Kabir who had recently come out of jail and was forming a new gang Our surveillancerevealed that one Tasleem had come to the Capital to conduct a recce We managed to arrest him but the gangleader Badshah was still absconding?the beginning of this attempt can be traced to the period around India? “We are expecting women entrepreneurs taking 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” Neeraj told PTI.have cautioned that the prices are expected to bounce back soon.the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) changed the land use of 49.the authorities say,The amount is small and the party could easily foot the bill, said a senior BJP corporator Mayor and Sena corporator Sunil Prabhu said the expense was based on a decision by the state The rites were performed after a discussion with the state government and police? June 9). In the end, cut away from the world. In the second and final part of this series, including Chennai.

Tiruvallore and Kancheepuram, Kunda circle officer Sukh Sagar Shukla confirmed that the case has been registered on charges of arson and loot at Pal?Ultrasound examination is part of our medical training, Gupte said and pointed out that all these issues will be taken up both at the state level meeting on Thursday and at the CSBs meeting on July 20 Doc caught in 2006 sting op dismissed Dr Mohan Naganea radiologist who was caught red-handed conducting a sex determination test during a sting operation by Kiran Moghe-led Janwadi Mahila Sanghatana in 2006was dismissed from service on Wednesday A court had convicted him to three-year imprisonment on December 252011 While Nagane had moved the Bombay high courtthe government had reinstated him as a medical officer at Shikrapur rural hospital in Shirur tehsil of Pune district Meanwhilethe Pune Municipal Corporation sealed Ruby Hall Clinic’s cardiac doppler machine for not being registered For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 2 2014 11:44 pm Top News As a professional photographer San Francisco-based Braden Summers has spent many years shooting images of couples in love — men and women gazing into each other’s eyes enveloped in a beautiful world When he arrived in Paris in 2012 to take romantic images for a luxury tourism project Summers had no reason to break the rule — or the stereotype His gaze instinctively fell on straight couples in love “Even as a gay man” he says “My boyfriend suggested that I take similar romantic photographs of gay people I took it up as a challenge” The project has culminated in a series of 15 images depicting ideal love between LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning) couples titled “All Love is Equal” which is available on his site http://s.wwwbradensummerscom Among the images are two staged shots from India representing the queer presence in the country Summers’ work graph includes projects for organisations such as Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tony Awards as well as shoots with Hollywood actors such as Jude Law and Jack Nicholson Over phone the 28-year-old recalls raising $21000 for the “All Love is Equal” project travelling to six countries in six weeks last year and meeting real couples as well as models who would agree to be shot “I envisioned romance in different cultures regardless of their laws of gay rights and created this series of same-sex romance” he says “The rights of the LGBTQ community are expanding everyday; the progress is inspiring France just legalised gay marriage Prop 8 (California’s Proposition 8) was repealed DOMA was struck down and we have the world’s attention — be it positive or negative This is an incredibly inspirational movement” he adds in his concept note Shot in England France Lebanon South Africa Brazil and the US besides India the photographs subvert universally recognised imagery For instance two men walk hand in hand on a London bridge and two women share an impassioned kiss through a cab window in New York Two other powerful images are from India — in one two men share a blissful moment heads touching as they sit on a decorated elephant in India and in the other a woman dressed in North Indian bridal finery including the choora gets married to another woman similarly attired “I wanted to show Indians in India” says Summers adding that his search for models through agencies to pose as gay couples was tough Summers ultimately found his models and shot in and around Mumbai but once the project was visible online the Indian male models contacted him “They said that in their country friends and family wouldn’t understand that they were only modelling They asked me not to publish the picture in India” he says Online the photograph of the men accompanies a footnote stating “Featuring straight Indian models” Ground reality in Lebanon was similar as real couples did not want to be photographed Every photo was pre-conceptualised and Summers collaborated with local producers and hair and make-up artistes taking only 20 minutes a shoot The works have a painting-like quality with bursts of colour and detailed finish that can be traced to Summers’ early training in painting and drawing “I frequent art galleries to draw inspiration for my upcoming projects I have an entire ‘mood board’ of images with colour palettes I like; I often reference these paintings when I’m about to create a new image” he says At a time when laws against homosexuality have riddled societies across the world one might accuse Summers of depicting unrealistic images That is the intention he says “Some people wished that I had taken real-life couples but I think it’s important to show unrealistic glossy images People are accustomed to look at glossy images of straight couples Whereas from the LGBTQ community there are set images that are not even relatable Images of victimisation or hyper-sexual images make the representation isolating On the other hand people might relate to glossy images of romance” he says At present Summers is focused on travelling to Mexico and other parts of Asia and having an exhibition tour Will he ever include himself in his glossy romantic image “If it ever happens I see Paris as the ultimate setting for romance” he says For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: August 3 2013 4:16 am Related News The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday declined to interfere in the matter of suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpalbut appreciated the action taken by the IAS officer against illegal mining in Noida and asked the state government to file an affidavit regarding the status of illegal mining after her suspension A Bench of Justices Devi Prasad Singh and Ashok Pal Singh was hearing a PILfiled by social activist Nutan Thakurwherein she had urged the court to issue directions to the Government of India for stepping into the matter of suspension of Nagpal as well as to issue direction to the Chief Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh to revoke Nagpals suspension Howeverthe judges observed that it is not open for the court to interfere in the matter as the issue of suspension of the IAS officer is between the government and the public servantand Nagpal has not approached the court in this matter The courtappreciating Nagpals worksaid she bravely exercised her jurisdiction to seize 24 dumpers and stopped illegal mining in Noidaarrested 15 alleged offenders and formed Special Flying Squad to check the menace But in order for the court to interfere in the matter of suspension of Nagpalthe judges observed that the officer herself will have to approach the court The court further said in case the ecological balance is disturbed by illegal miningaffecting the course of a riverthen it is a matter of great concern not only for the government but also for the higher judiciary The court instructed UPs Additional Advocate General Bulbul Godiyal to apprise the court about how many people had been arrestedhow many dumpers seized and how many FIRs have been lodged against illegal mining after the suspension/removal of Nagpal The state has to file an affidavit in this regard within a week The court also asked Assistant Solicitor General I H Farooqui to apprise it of the matter pending with the Government of India relating to the controversy of Nagpals suspension The matter is posted for August 19 for next hearing For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related News So while the makers have emphasized on the fact that at the core of it ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is a romantic thriller, They had a problem regarding the order which barred them from their interviews (relatives’ visit) more than once a top the poll. at least going by what he repeatedly reiterates in press conferences. should be the two Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon despite their collisions and post-race row last weekend when the latter accused his team-mate of risking their lives. 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