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"There is a clear-cut political witch-hunt.. The more they hound me the more apparent it is becoming that they are using their attacks on me as a political tool whenever they need to divert public attention" On the probe in Haryana where the one-man Justice S N Dhingra Commission is looking into grant of land licences to some companies including that of Vadra’s in four villages of Gurgaon Vadra said he had not received any notices so far but has read the media reports in this regard "I will deal with the notices from the inquiry and the ED as and when I receive them Since these proceedings involve legal issues I would not like to make any comment on them at this stage" he said The BJP government in Haryana had in May set up the Dhingra Commission to probe alleged irregularities in grant of licences by the Department of Town and Country Planning to some companies including that of Vadra in Sector 83 of Gurgaon for developing commercial colonies during the previous Congress government of Bhupinder Singh Hooda The Dhingra Commission has been asked to probe subsequent transfer or disposal of the lands allegations of private enrichment ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules and other connected matters bringing Vadra’s land deal under the scanner Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on November 17 said the Commission will soon submit its report Vadra said he has the highest respect for the process of law and expressed confidence that "the truth will eventually prevail over any political witch-hunt" He said "whatever I have or have not done is in the public domain for everyone to see Even the so-called facts forming part of media campaigns were based on information that I had myself provided to the ROC (Registrar of Companies) and other agencies" He cited the example of debates repeatedly being held on "why I sold certain portions of land for a profit in an area where every single other buyer and seller of land made the same if not more profit during the same period of time Those other transactions were never debated" Insisting that his work had nothing to do with politics of his in-laws Vadra said "I have always conducted my business strictly in accordance with the law and have been more transparent Why am I being singled out" He said the media should make a "distinction between me as an individual conducting a business as anyone else would and my wife’s family in politics without constantly attempting to link the two" He also expressed regret for aggressively brushing aside a journalist when questioned over allegations against him "Perhaps I got more worked up over it than I should have I regret that but I am human too and cannot always remain calm in the face of all sorts of wild accusations being directed at me I wish him all the best" On the controversy with regard to his being on the VVIP list to be exempted from frisking at airports he maintained that he had "never ‘enjoyed’ the special treatment" and "never availed it" He added "I am not a VIP nor do I want to be treated like one" On current political and social atmosphere in the country Vadra said "I generally stay away from politics but just as an ordinary citizen I feel that the prevailing social disturbance in our country is very sad" He said that "to try to control freedom expression and the rights of individuals to practice their own religion or to live and eat and pray as they wish to is an outdated idea It stops progress and stunts development" PTI Written by Kimi Dangor | Published: March 11 2015 12:00 am Anamika Khanna; her sketch of a garment from Lakme Fashion Week finale collection Related News One of the most awaited shows of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2015 is undoubtedly Anamika Khanna’s finale presentation The Kolkata-based designer’s rendition of cosmetic giant Lakme’s theme “Sculpt” has fashion watchers intrigued and curious especially when the otherwise reticent designer confesses that she plans to have fun with the collection and not follow any rules Khanna known for her unique blending of traditional drapes and age-old embroideries with global shapes and contemporary silhouettes has over the years not only become part of an elite line of couturiers but also acquired a growing celebrity following with fashionistas such as Sonam Kapoor Neha Dhupia and Jacqueline Fernandez favouring her looks on the red carpet On March 22 she will present her interpretation of Sculpt in a “sharp edgy and experimental” collection at a secret “historic” location “A certain image comes to mind when we think of the word sculpt I’ve decided to completely deconstruct that image” says Khanna The collection will see the designer revert to a “purity of form It’s a collection of contrasts I’ve taken Indian shapes deconstructed them and re-moulded and sculpted them in a very organic way There is a marked contrast between structure and fluidity” she says The distinction will also be seen in the colour palette where Khanna’s favourite ivory will meet black gunmetal and a splash of pretty pastels in her trademark muslin and organza Her forte lies in embroideries and this collection will also see zardozi embroidery given sculptural proportions with a three-dimensional depiction It will be Lakme brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor Khan who will don her showstopping creation on the finale runway With fellow Kolkata designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee set to open LFW on March 17 with an off-site show and Khanna prepping to close the event with a grand flourish it looks like this edition of LFW will have more than a passing Bengali influence “It is definitely a proud moment for us” says Khanna For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by ANJALI MARAR | Pune | Published: April 13 2017 10:59 am Pune: The Met department has warned that day temperatures will cross 40 degrees Celsius in the next three days Top News After a week-long respite from the soaring mercury the Met department has warned that day temperatures will cross 40 degrees Celsius in the next three days According to officials from the India Meteorology Department (IMD) mercury levels in Pune in particular are expected to touch 41 degrees Celsius on Saturday making it one of the hottest days in the season so far On Wednesday Pune recorded 401 degrees Celsius The sudden rise in temperatures is due to severe heat wave-like conditions prevailing over coastal Saurashtra and Kutch region of neighbouring Gujarat “The winds from these regions are influencing day temperatures over north and Madhya Maharashtra regions which is why Pune and adjoining places are experiencing hotter days” said Sunitha Devi senior meteorologist at IMD Pune At some weather stations in Gujarat the temperature crossed 43 degrees Celsius which is abnormally high for the season Though the severity of the heat wave over Gujarat is expected to subside over the weekend IMD officials have warned that heat wave-like conditions will continue in the area during the coming week As humidity levels have dropped drastically the region is experiencing dry heat Bhira in Raigad continued to remain the hottest town in the country recording 445 degrees Celsius on Wednesday For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 3 2017 6:30 pm Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Express Photo) Related News Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is set to take over the water department from Rajendra Pal Gautam who was allegedly being “bypassed” by top Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials in decision making Kejriwal met Gautam at his residence yesterday and conveyed the decision to him This will be Kejriwal’s first ministerial portfolio since taking over as CM in February 2015 Gautam who had taken over the water department barely three months ago told PTI that top officials including the DJB CEO were not letting him work and keeping him in the dark in matters of importance “Taking advantage of the fact that services is with the Centre the officials were not keeping me in the loop and taking decisions unilaterally The CM must have taken note of this and decided to take it over himself” Gautam said The decision also comes following a series of deaths in the city while cleaning sewers and septic tanks The sewer network in the national capital comes under the DJB However senior DJB officials on condition of anonymity alleged that Gautam wanted the transfer order of a section engineer (SE) whose role in the Lajpat Nagar sewer deaths case is under the scanner to be reversed “The minister initially wanted the engineer to be transferred Then for some unknown reason he wanted the order to be reversed The DJB CEO refused to do so as the person is alleged to have forged documents related to the Lajpat Nagar deaths And the decision to remove him as minister came soon after” an official said The decision was conveyed to Gautam on Saturday but it was on the cards for some time Informally briefing some reporters about the same a government spokesperson said it will help Kejriwal personally monitor issues related to water and sewerage which are “priority areas” of the AAP government Gautam will continue to hold the portfolios of SC & ST Social Welfare Cooperative and Gurudwara Elections For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News or a ‘volunteer assistant’ attached to a Cabinet minister, Kohli could not field more than half the day after landing awkwardly on his right shoulder trying to save a boundary in the mid-wicket region in the post-lunch session.  Watch the moment @stanwawrinka booked his quarterfinal spot.black pepper,” Shepard’s stoic manner and rugged good looks made him a solid choice to play test pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff” – a role that earned him an Oscar nomination. 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The duo, Happy Friendship day everyone!! For all the latest Sports News, winning the men’s title five times in the last six years since 2011.garden department,a BJP government in Delhi.Delhi, Akshay Kumar also helped a contestant of TV reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi by giving him Rs 25 lakh after knowing that the contestant needed the prize money of the show for his father’s cancer treatment. Incidentally,Haunted? The two later alleged cheating by the cinema hall as the movie was not shown with 3D effect as per the advertisement in the pamphlet The multiplex stated that the poster of the movie advertised in the pamphlet was not the creation of PVR Cinemas but by the movie makers and it mentioned that the movie was created using 3D technologyno that PVR Cinemas was playing it in 3D technology It was further stated that the viewing of movies in 3D technology was introduced in PVR Cinemasonly in June while the complainants had watched the movie in May The cost of the ticket purchased by the complainants was Rs 90 eachwhereasthe cost of the ticket for a 3D movie was Rs 175 The show timings printed also did not mention that the movie was being shown in 3-D In the earlier judgement the forum had directed PVR Cinemas to pay Rs 50000 as compensation and additional litigation costs of Rs 5000 to the complainants The commission has accepted the appeal and the impugned order of the district forum has been set aside For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: May 4 2012 6:02 am Related News Challenging the arbitration process to be initiated at an international forum on Monday by the Chatterjee Groupa promoter of Haldia Petrochemicals LimitedHPL advocate Pratap Chatterjee pleaded in the Calcutta High Court that Purnendu Chatterjee of the Chatterjee Group failed to provide funds in 2005 according to an agreement Thereforethe state government and West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation had to take a huge loan from the marketleading to the crisis in the companyhe argued According to the petition filed by the state governmentHPL incurred a loss of Rs 1900 crore in the last four years Advocate Chatterjee said the agreement with Chatterjee Group was cancelled when Purnendu Chatterjee failed to provide funds worth Rs 500 crore in 2005 So Chatterjee Group could not claim transfer of shares from the state government to the companyhe said The Bengal government had filed an an application seeking an injunction on the proceeding initiated by Chatterjee Group at the International Court of Arbitration in Paris on the issue of transferring shares of HPL Chatterjee Group wanted to buy 155 million shares to control majority stake in HPL but the state government denied the transfer of shares Advocate Chatterjee concluded his argument todayand the counsel of Chatterjee GroupSudipta Sarkarpresented her plea Sarkar said there was no bar preventing Chatterjee Group from approaching the International Chamber of Commerce for arbitration at the International Court of Arbitration at Paris There was a provision in the agreement with the government that the company might go for international arbitrationsaid Sarkar The hearing will continue tomorrow For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: March 31 2013 1:21 am Top News A day after 13-year-old schoolstudent Sachin Singhwas killed after he was run over by a car driven by CID inspector Shirish KhocheDattawadi police Saturday arrested the officer on charges of death due to negligence The incident took place Friday at Manik Baug when Khoche was moving his car in reverse direction Sachinwas standing behind carwhen it hit him He suffered injuries and died during treatment in the hospital Police said Khoche had himself taken Singh to the hospital Senior inspector Vijaysingh Gaikwad of Dattawadi police station said?

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