He told the MPs to remove the "myths" allegedly propagated by opposition parties as the proposed bill was good for the country and farmers would benefit from it. He was doing politics in its name,he is working as hard as possible to keep fit in prison.” “Also.
Ravi is a womaniser and jealous of Azhar’s rise to captaincy, Most of the characters are cardboardish. 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big to boost net run-rate India cricket team members during a practice session in Bangalore (Source: PTI) The victory against Pakistan has been wildly celebrated To be fair though it was only the first step towards resurrecting India’s World T20 campaign that had threatened to go awry following the 79 all out in the tournament opener against New Zealand Taskin suspension upheld by judicialcommissioner Taskin was booked for illegal bowling in the match against Netherlands in Dharamsala (Source: AP) Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed’s suspension from bowing in international cricket wason Wednesday upheld by a judicial commissioner following a review hearing A complex contradiction called SureshRaina Suresh Raina’s ambitions are soaring but the runs are drying (Source: AP) On a warm day in Bangalore where the summer usually comes early and has been particularly harsh this year Suresh Raina rushed to the far end of the Chinnaswamy stadium and started to face some throw downs His team-mates were on the other side warming up themselves with some fun with the football For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: BollywoodHungamacom | Mumbai | Published: April 4 2014 1:43 pm “He is a far more powerful villain than the one I played in Boss He is much larger much more powerful” reveals Ronit Related News Bollywood’s good boy turned bad Ronit Roy is all set to beef up for Subhash Kapoor’s Guddu Rangeela to play the head of Khap panchayat “He is a far more powerful villain than the one I played in Boss He is much larger much more powerful” reveals Ronit Ronit Roy says he has to beef up considerably for his part “There is a lot of preparation required since I play a head of the Khap panchayat I’ve tried to understand why he behaves the way he does I like to create a back history even for villainous characters In Boss I built this past history for my character where as a child he might have burnt his parents’ alive because they deprived him of a particular toy” Since the villain in ‘Guddu Rangeela’ is a Haryanvi Ronit Roy is working on his accent and on a beefed-up physique With ‘Guddu Rangeela”s actor Amit Sadh home-bound with a fractured leg Ronit has two extra weeks to prepare Ronit Roy doesn’t think the Khap panchayat is evil “If you examine their rationale they are not all trouble makers They do a lot of good things or society In their minds they are the upholder of traditions” Ronit says he’s game for a villainous role only when it’s something out of the ordinary “In Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan the father seemed like a drunken brute But he had his own reason for behaving the way he did with his son He wanted to make something out of his life Sometimes people who appear overly aggressive are actually trying to do the right thing” says Ronit For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Updated: March 22 2015 2:05 pm “Austin Powers” star Verne Troyer was taken to the hospital following a seizure in Texas Top News “Austin Powers” star Verne Troyer was taken to the hospital following a seizure in Texas The 46-year-old actor is best known for playing Mini-Me in the second two “Austin Powers” films Troyer suffered the seizure while attending the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco His representative said that he was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure The Hollywood Reporter said His test results came back normal and he is currently doing fine the representative added Troyer tweeted after the incident: Everything’s ok guys Thanks for the concern — Verne Troyer (@VerneTroyer) March 21 2015 He also had a role in 2008’s Mike Myers comedy “The Love Guru” and appeared on 2005 reality show “The Surreal Life” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 25 2014 1:43 pm Humaima Malick is making her Bollywood debut with Emraan Hashmi starrer ‘Raja Natwarlal’ Related News Pakistani model-actress Humaima Malick who is making her Bollywood debut with forthcoming Emraan Hashmi starrer “Raja Natwarlal” a thriller seems to be in awe of the way Bollywood’s ‘serial kisser’ romances onscreen She says he’s good at romance “Emraan teases a lot He bullies you a lot but the good thing about him is that he is good at romance” Humaima who has shared some passionate kissing scenes with the actor in the film said in an interview “He is a very cool person a very good co-star” added the 26-year-old Further praising Emraan’s professionalism and work Humaima said: “He gives you your space (while working) doesn’t teach you I have worked with lot of actors who give their input in your scenes but he does not do that and leaves you in your own space and leaves the rest on the director” Produced by UTV Motion Pictures and directed by Kunal Deshmukh “Raja Natwarlal” also features Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon It will hit the theatres Aug 29 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News Minister Mahesh Sharma,09 gross, The two had shared 2000 calls in the last one year. Share This Article Related Article Chouhan further said, the trend has remained almost the same and a good chunk of women or close to two-thirds are not in the labour force. “attended domestic duties only” and “attended domestic duties and was also engaged in free collection of goods for household use”are where sex ratios are unevenly skewed towards female.
Starts with a?” Chappell said. had gone to the market for lunch when he reportedly entered into a scuffle with the accused, Raju Pandey,” said Gambhir.would he explain why there were recurrent clashes between Hindu Bodos and not-at-all Muslim adivasis in Kokrajhar and Chirang, hit 26 off 20 to energize the hosts. Bravo was eventually lbw to Sohag Gazi’s off spin and, therefore, said that there was no mention of a “community park”.
which Hejazi co-founded with her husband in 2013.000 sq ft. After we formed the government, Party leaders said the trends the survey shows include the AAP gaining in rural seats.the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington?campaign said in a statement.is playing host to all BJP workers. The workers themselves are paying for the food and I am not involved in the matter in any way. For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: August 30 2010 6:06 am Related News National Inter College Red outclassed KD Singh Babu Stadium trainees A team by 1-0 in the final of the under-14 district level boys hockey tournament organised by the Regional Sports OfficeLucknow to mark the birth anniversary of hockey wizard Major Dhyanchand on August 29 The day is celebrated as National Sports Day throughout the country The all-important goal on behalf of National College was netted by forward Saurabh in the 10th minute of the play The semi-finals were played earlier in the day In the first semi-final Babu Stadium trainees A team defeated Babu Stadium trainees B team by 1-0 Nawal scored the goal on behalf of the victors in the 9th minute of the play In the second semi-finalNational Inter College beat LDA Stadium trainees by 2-0 Rohit Pandey (39th minute) and Rohit Kumar (45th minute) found the target on behalf of National College Director Sports (UP) Dr Hari Om gave away the prizes to the winners and runners-up teams ShivamShailendra excelLucknow taekwondoists Shivam Tripathi and Shailendra Pratap bagged the top honours in their respective weight categories in the sub-junior section of the ’26th State Taekwondo Championships’ being held at Lucknow The tournament is being organised by the Jimmy R Jagtiani led UP Taekwondo Academy The Results:Senior section:-Male welter weight: Gold: Akhil (Aligarh); Silver: Mukesh Soni (Mirzapur); Bronze: D Suresh; Male feather weight: Gold: Farid Khan (Saharanpur); Silver: Bunty Kumar (Aligarh); Junior section:-Male fly weight: Gold: M Faizan (Kanpur); Silver: Archit Kumar (Bareilly); Bronze: Rajneesh Singh (Gonda)Satyapal (Bareilly); Male feather weight: Gold: Tufan Alamgar (Lucknow); Silver: Malkeet Singh (Saharanpur); Sub-junior section:- Male Light middle weight: Gold: Shivam Tripathi (Lucknow); Silver: F Rehman (Barabanki); Bronze: Vinay KumarAditya Pandey (Barabanki); Male light Heavy weight: Gold: Shailendra Pratap (Lucknow); Silver: Rafar (Kanpur); Bronze: Mohit Verma (Barabanki); Ayush Srivastav (Lucknow); Male Heavy weight: Gold: Nakul (Muzaffarnagar); Silver: Nikhil; Female fly weight: Gold: Sakshi Bora (Bareilly); Silver: Arshi Khan (Saharanpur); Bronze: Anshika (Barabanki); Male welter weight: Gold: Himanshu (Muzaffarnagar); Silver: Mayank Varma (Lucknow); Bronze: Rahul Singh (Barabanki); Vishal Kumar (Bareilly); Female Light Welter: Gold: Alina Masood (Saharanpur); Silver: Shalini Singh (Bareilly); Female welter weight: Gold: Bharti (Saharanpur); Silver: Avantika (Barabanki); Bronze: Prachita (Bareilly); Female middle weight: Gold: Shagun (Saharanpur); Silver: Lovi (Muzaffarnagar); Male middle weight: Gold: Aditya Sharma (Aligarh); Silver: Anuj (Muzaffarnagar); Bronze: Shikhar (Saharanpur)Mayank (Muzaffarnagar) Pramod shinesPramod Yadav of BBD stood first in the 5-km cross country race organised by Babu Banarsi Das institute on the occasion of Sports Day The institute’s deputy director (Sports) Ajai Arora presided over the prize distribution function For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Washington | Updated: April 19 2017 12:12 pm US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (File Photo) Top News The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama and it has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic Republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic programme However in a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sent last night Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the administration has undertaken a full review of the agreement to evaluate whether continued sanctions relief is in the national interest Tillerson notes that Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terrorism and that President Donald Trump had ordered the review with that in mind The certification of Iran’s compliance which must be sent to Congress every 90 days is the first issued by the Trump administration For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 14 2011 3:22 am Related News Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Wednesday shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pointing out grave regional disparities allegedly perpetuated against the state while expanding the railway network and grant of special incentives on the lines of north east (NE) states and Jammu and Kashmir Conveying his strong displeasure over preferential treatment being given to NE and J&KDhumal said the only common between the states of north east and J&K is the law and order situation and predominant fissiparous tendencies It appears that the helping hand of the Centre is there for only those states which are in a state of continuous boil The people of Himachal Pradesh do not grudge legitimate help given to any statebut it is feared that the people may draw conclusions that peace only acts as a hindrance in getting legitimate dues from the Centre I think the Centre would not like this (situation like north east and J&K) to get the states legitimate issues redressed?Santosh,the Delhi Police is still upbeat.
the problem is more on account of supply shortage and not high interest rates. In other words,Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 2 ?said instead of swap cards the finger and face identification will ensure that the absence of employees during the duty hours is monitored.Additional Commissioner of Police (administration) said,I have instructed the police inspector in the wireless division to look into the issue Telephone connections at some chowkis are not working We are trying to find why this happened The assistant commissioner of police for administration will supervise this? download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Jerusalem | Published: April 23, (AP) Related News In a major breakthrough amid deadlocked peace talks with Israel, Reuters They were earlier charged with providing or collecting?and early April this year.Bangladesh has been reeling under a spate of terrorattacks Victims of the attacks by suspected Islamists haveincluded secular bloggers gay rights activists and followersof minority religions including Hindus Christians and MuslimSufis and Shiites Recently gunmen stormed a popular restaurant in Dhaka’sdiplomatic enclave and killed 22 people most of themforeigners from Italy Japan India and the US in an attackthat was claimed by the Islamic State On Tuesday Raja Vemula will travel to the University of Hyderabad from where he got a phone call exactly a year ago informing him that his brother Rohith Vemula had committed suicide on the evening of 17 January The University is familiar territory for Raja and his mother Radhika Vemula The crusade for justice for Rohith made them household names in the country but it also brought them ridicule abuse and name-calling On the one hand they were feted for making Rohith the face of Dalit dissent in India against powerful men women and administrative structures On the other they were accused of lying and cheating to get a fake caste certificate that said they are Dalits File photo of Rohith Vemula @akslal/ Twitter The mother and son now are back in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh where Radhika has returned to her vocation of tailoring Raja despite being a post graduate in Applied Geology from Pondicherry University has taken up the job of an auto-driver so that he can be with his mother Raja and Radhika Vemula’s present condition is an answer to those who ask them what has been gained in one year of struggle after Rohith’s death They could well read out these lines from Rohith’s suicide note: "I am not hurt at this moment I am not sad I am just empty" On Tuesday Rohith’s family will be part of an event that will bring together similar aggrieved people Jaan Mohammed Saifi is Akhlaq’s brother from Dadri In September 2015 Akhlaq was lynched to death by a mob on suspicion of storing beef at his home There will be the Dalit victims from Una in Gujarat who were flogged in July last year for allegedly indulging in cow slaughter As will be Fatima Nafees the mother of Najeeb the JNU student who has been missing since 15 October allegedly following an on-campus scuffle with ABVP leaders ABVP is the student wing of the BJP which was also in the eye of the storm at Hyderabad university A year ago slogans were in the air A cry for justice The villains were former Union HRD Miniser Smriti Irani and Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya for playing a part in expelling Rohith and four other Dalit research scholars from hostel As was Vice Chancellor Appa Rao for ensuring the exit The FIR mentioned the three names Wearing a sense of victimhood on their sleeve Dalit students spoke out against perceived victimisation inside a "Brahmin agraharam-like campus" They called Rohith’s suicide ironically using the banner of the Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) as a noose a "Brahminical institutional murder" "We do not want to do research on your Ram Sita and Ganesh" the protesters said on stage underlining the faultlines and the deep caste divide Us versus Them A year later Dalit professors and students point out that nothing much has changed in the last one year Decisions they say are still taken by non-Dalits at the University The change if any has been for the worse Even those who were part of the protests last year do not want to go on record now The reason perhaps is that over 40 students and two faculty members were booked by the police ironically after a lathicharge on them in March "The powers that be have made one thing clear That the University can suppress you" says a research scholar on campus If you analyse how events panned out post Rohith’s suicide you realise it was like a cat-and-mouse game being played out The University and the governments — in New Delhi and in Hyderabad — waited and watched while non-BJP politicians trooped in to lend their support to the protesting students Students are powerful shoulders and with the Dalit angle in the mix politicians from Rahul Gandhi to Arvind Kejriwal to Sitaram Yechury saw in the agitation potential to label the BJP as anti-Dalit But once the TV cameras moved out the University moved in Outsiders were barred entry and Appa Rao who had proceeded on leave after the suicide returned Since then normalcy — at least on the surface — has returned to campus but everyone who was part of the protest was a marked man The more important mission was to destroy Rohith’s credibility And here the confusing story of his mother’s early life came handy Radhika apparently a Dalit was adopted as a baby by a backward caste family and also married to a man from the caste But Radhika after separating from her abusive alcoholic husband had raised her three children according to Dalit customs Rohith had submitted a Dalit certificate at the time of admission to the University but took admission under general quota without availing of reservation So while the attempt all along has been to prove that Rohith was not a Dalit the fact remains that till he was alive everyone believed he was one and treated him as one The non-Dalit student leaders on campus did not take kindly to Dalit aggression the kind Rohith practised The jury is out on who was in the wrong — the ASA that organised a prayer meeting for Yakub Memon in August 2015 just after he was hanged on the orders of the Supreme Court or the ABVP leader Susheel Kumar who criticised them in a Facebook post or Rohith and friends who allegedly bullied and manhandled Susheel or the University that took disciplinary action by expelling Rohith and four research scholars from the hostel The fact remains that caste has remained an underlying powerful narrative even as campus politics played out The University officials did not cover themselves with glory by appearing to side with the ABVP If the agitation for justice for Rohith was meant to bring closure it has not Instead shrill rhetoric and finger pointing bordering on unpleasantness and intolerance has marked the discourse over the last one year Caste and religion and not academic brilliance dominates campus chatter Mistrust has its roots in a birth certificate Friendships are homogeneous bonds the varna the deciding factor in many cases The subject of the Tuesday meeting is to "reject victimhood and reclaim resistance" While no one denies that such resistance to authoritarianism of any kind is very important it has only led to confrontation increasingly replacing dialogue in India’s polity The only dialogue one hears are monologues India at 70 deserves better New Delhi: The government appointed vice-chief of army staff Lt Gen Bipin Rawat as the new army chief superseding his two senior officers while vice chief ofair staff Air Marshal BS Dhanoa has been made the new chief of the Indian Air Force "The government has decided to appoint Lt Gen Bipin Rawat vice chief of army staff as the next chief of army staff with effect from the afternoon of 31 December" the Defence Ministry said in a tweet Lt Gen Rawat Image courtesy: Twitter@adgpi It also tweeted that Air Marshal BS Dhanoa will take over as IAF chief with effect from afternoon of 31 December Rawat will replace General Dalbir Singh while Dhanoa will take over from IAF chief Arup Raha Lt Gen Rawat an infantry soldier superseded senior most army commander Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi who headed the EasternCommand and was next in line to be the army chief besides Southern Command Chief PM Hariz Government sources said Lt Gen Rawat was found best suited among the Lt Generals to deal with emerging challenges including a reorganised and restructured military force in the north continuing terrorism and proxy war from the west and the situation in the North East They said Lt Gen Rawat has tremendous hands-on experienceof serving in combat areas and at various functional levels in the Indian Army over the last three decades He has handled various operational responsibilities in many areas including along the LoC with Pakistan the LAC with China and in the North-East He is known for his balanced approach towards soldiering compassion and connect with civil society His experience as GOC-in-C Southern Army Command in mechanised warfare has been focused towards the westernborders in coordination with the other two services the sources said Supersesion in the army is not new though there has not been any such instances in the recent past In 1983 the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had appointed Lt Gen AS Vaidya as army chief superseding Lt Gen SK Sinha who resigned in protest Earlier in 1972 the Gandhi government side-stepped the very popular Lt General P S Bhagat one of the handful of Indian Victoria Cross awardees from World War II who was in line to succeed General (later Field Marshal) Sam Manekshaw This was done by giving his junior General GG Bewoor a year’s extension during which time Bhagat retired Bewoor thus succeeded Manekshaw Defence Ministry sources said the focus was on suitability and merit for the selection of the new army chief They said that Lt Gen Bakshi an armoured corps officer spent most of his career in Jodhpur and had two postings in Kashmir but the positions he was in were not considered field posting They added that Lt Gen Hariz had no experience in operational areas in terms of counter insurgency or seeing action along the LoC With Lt Gen Rawat’s sudden promotion as the army chief the line of succession in the force will get affected The IAF which has also seen supersession in the past was set for a smooth transition with Dhanoa the first in line for the post named its new chief He was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF in June 1978 He has served in various squadrons and in the Intelligence Directorate of Air Headquarters Rawat was commissioned in the Fifth Battalion of the Eleven Gorkha Rifles in December 1978 from IMA Dehradun where he was awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’ The general officer has vast experience in high altitude warfare and counter insurgency operations He commanded an infantry battalion along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern sector a Rashtriya Rifles sector and an Infantry Division in the Kashmir Valley He has tenanted instructional appointments at Indian military academy Dehradun and Army War College Mhow Written by Saurabh Prashar | Chandigarh | Published: August 21 2017 5:49 am Punjab and Haryana High Court (File Photo) Top News THE CHANDIGARH Police is all set to file a special leave petition (SLP) challenging the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directing it to return to the claimants the seized currency notes which were in the shape of demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 The police were told to give newly introduced notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 The order was passed in the month of April 2017 on the petition of a Punjab resident who was arrested in 2016 and was refused money in the shape of valid currency by the Punjab Police In the detailed order the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed Chandigarh Police along with Punjab and Haryana that they should return the seized currency of the people who claimed it after following all legal procedures in the shape of new currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 SSP (UT) Eish Singhal said “Chandigarh Police was instructed to return the seized currency to the claimants in the shape of new currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 There is a technical problem in the implementation of this order All the seized demonetised notes of Chandigarh Police are still lying in the treasury of UT Administration and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is yet to exchange this currency in the new notes In this scenario we have only one option and it is to file an SLP in the apex court” Sources said “An affidavit from the side of Chandigarh Police has reached a Delhi-based lawyer practising at Supreme Court The SLP will be filed within days Punjab and Haryana police has already approached the apex court against the decision” As per the police records the police submitted a total amount of Rs 332 crore in the shape of demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 in the state treasury to be exchanged in new currency notes by RBI in February 2017 All these demonetised currency notes were lying in the malkhanas of 17 police stations of Chandigarh Police About Rs 235 crore out of Rs 332 crore was lying in the malkhana of Manimajra police station The old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 were declared illegal tender after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of demonetisation on November 8 Time period The Chandigarh Police can file an SLP against the order of Punjab and Haryana High Court within six months of the announcement of order The SLP of Punjab and Haryana has been admitted in the apex court For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | Published: October 18 2017 12:50 pm Pep Guardiola react during Manchester City vs Napoli game (Source: Reuters) Related News Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dedicated his team’s 2-1 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday to the two Catalan separatist leaders detained in Spain “This win is dedicated to them” Guardiola told reporters at the Etihad Stadium in response to a question on the matter from a Spanish journalist “We have shown in Catalonia that citizenship is bigger than any ideas We hope they will be released soon” Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on Tuesday to protest against the Madrid-based National Court’s ruling to keep Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez behind bars pending investigations into sedition charges It follows the bitterly contested Catalan independence referendum which was ruled illegal by Spain’s Constitutional Court Guardiola a Catalan is one of the most famous figures associated with Barcelona Football Club having won multiple trophies there as both player and coach For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News
et al in the Supreme Court of the United States, Other DGC regulars, Harjani and one of his accomplices have been brought to the city, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Shuklaadding that three others are being brought Police said that a team of Crime Branch had been tracking Harjanis phone calls andfollowing a tip-offzeroed in on him in Hoshiarpurwhere he had faked his identity as one Santosh Chawla He even produced a PAN card and voter ID card to prove that he was Chawla But further probe revealed his actual identitypolice added Harjanione of the most wanted criminals in Gujarathad got into bootlegging by supplying Indian Made Foreign Liquor in Dahod and Panchmahals district while delivering bread in his mini van He was not only wanted in several criminal cases in AnandNadiadVadodara and other parts of the statebut also in Uttar PradeshMadhya Pradesh and Maharashtra While the hunt for Harjani continuedthe police caught two of his aides in Anand in connection with the murder of former BJP corporator Alpesh Chacko Further investigations suggested involvement of Harjani and his close aideVinod Sindhiin the murder According to the police a turf war for bootlegging had led to the murder of Chackowho was said to be close to slain bootlegger Pappu Shukla Harjani had allegedly kidnapped the owner of Super Bread companyBhagwandas Ahujatwice and released him reportedly after taking ransom running into crores in 2001 In the last two yearsat least three cases of murder and attempt to murder were registered against him For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: August 24 2011 3:30 am Related News The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in collaboration with Pracheen Kala Kendrawill organise a Pakhawaj solo performance by Arun Kumar on Wednesday The percussionist will regale the audience at the Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium in a concertwhich is part of ICCRs Horizon series Kumara noted Pakhawaj playerrepresents the style of Maharaja Kodau Singh gharana and has performed for various prestigious concerts all over the country He has also given solo performances apart from accompanying some of the most senior artistes His brilliance is seen in his command over the bols of very speedy rhythmswhich he executes with clarity and artistry His pakhawaj recitals are known for their high class tonal qualitywhich is known to captivate the listeners Kumar also has a huge collectionthat includes thousands of bols and paranssome of which are very rare and difficult to play He will be accompanied by Pankaj Kumar Pathak on harmonium From 630 pm at Bhaskar Rao Indoor AuditoriumSector 35-B Contact: 2662785 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Garima Mishra | Pune | Published: March 26 2012 3:39 am Related News The Economic Survey of Maharashtra 2011-12 that was tabled in the state legislature last week may have presented a grim outlook for the stateindicating a slowdown in the growth ratebut Pune district seems to be bucking that trend to some extentsay experts Pune division has been the leading contributor in the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP)- this year it was 26 per cent Around 60 per cent of the total manufacturing companies of the state come under Pune region The region has seen a steady growth primarily because of the existence of industries and better infrastructurewhich is missing in Marathwada and Vidarbha Though overall growth is estimated to be slow as per the surveythe Pune region will be unaffected? ?society where everyone is treated equally,preferred him over Mahinda Rajapaksa.