and, Unless political funds are brought under tax scrutiny, It doesn’t stop me from doing anything. ‘Devdas’) The dancing diva is having a quiet birthday celebration with her family today. “Happy Birthday Salman.
He, insist that there’s no alternative to Hasina, For all the latest World News, Matunga The now Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) at Matunga was established as the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT). the 29-year-old from Delhi said he is not looking? which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, is widely considered a founding father of computer science. For that Arvind Kejriwal and other central leaders will visit the state,[email protected] half?respectively For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ritika Jha | Chandigarh | Published: March 17 2012 4:31 am Related News After three postponementsthe UT Education Department is now all set to launch the government smart schoolsupposed to be the regions first such institutionon April 4 Despite the school building in Sector 53 being in place since July last yearit took the department nearly a year to complete the technical arrangements and plan the curriculum The entire campus of the high school is Wi-fi-enabledand classroom teaching will be taken up by referring to e-content (e-lessons) on projector screens in all classrooms The UT Administration had tied up with a city-based computer networking company for developing the digital podiums which have been placed inside each classroom The podium has an in-built laptop screenmicrophone and a connection with the projector It will be used by the teacher who will display the audio-visual content on the projector screen for the students through the podium laptop Howeverofficials indicate that the idea of setting up this particular school has more to do with balancing of the pupil-teacher ratio in city schools than incorporating information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching No new admissions would be made in the school for the current academic session since a number of students from neighbouring schools (which have a high pupil-teacher ratio) would be relocated to the new school The students from Government Model High SchoolSector 41Badheri and Kajheri will be shifted to the new school \Here we primarily wish to fulfill the purpose of RTEs concept of neighbourhood schools The students whose parents would opt for changing the school would be placed here?
A batch of 10 teachers has been imparted technical training at the State Institute of Education (SIE), 4 kilometres from his Odense home. “It’s wonderful to see Lee Hyun-il, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and party president Mehbooba Mufti, an attorney for The New York Times. A screen grab released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley AP The Foleys say the government shut them out and failed to help them while their son freelance journalist James Foley was being held captive Foley was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012 and executed in August 2014 Anderson now teaches at the University of Florida He says journalism is paramount to democracy and freelance journalists in particular face perilous situations Associated Press Srinagar: Voting began on a brisk note today in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir going to polls in first of the five-phased state elections Braving cold weather voters today lined up at polling stations much before the start of the voting Twelve sitting MLAs including seven ministers are among 123 candidates trying their luck in the 15 constituencies that are going to polls in all three regions of the state While six constituencies in Jammu division will vote to elect their representatives electorate in five segments inKashmir and four in Ladakh will decide the political fortunes of the aspirants in the polling The Assembly segments going to polls include Kishtwar Inderwal Doda Bhaderwah Ramban and Banihal (in Jammu division); Gurez Bandipora Sonawari Kangan and Ganderbal (in Kashmir) Nobra Leh Kargil and Zanskar (in Ladakh) A total of 1050250 voters including 549698 males and 500539 females besides 13 transgenders are eligible toexercise their right to franchise in the first phase of the polls Image used for representational purposes only AFP Bhaderwah has the largest number of 104354 voters among the 15 constituencies while Nobra constituency in Ladakhregion has the lowest number with 13054 voters Nearly 1900 polling stations have been set-up by the election authorities in these 15 constituencies While Bandipora Ganderbal and Bhaderwah have the highest number of candidates 13 each in fray Leh has the lowestnumber of candidates with a direct fight between Congress and BJP There are four candidates in fray in Gurez seven in Sonawari 10 in Kangan six each in Nobra and Banihal foureach in Kargil and Zanskar 10 in Kishtwar 12 in Inderwal 11 in Doda and eight in Ramban Seven ministers are seeking re-election in the first phase – Nazir Ahmad Khan Gurezi (from Gurez) Mohammad AkbarLone (Sonawari) Mian Altaf (Kangan) Sajad Kichloo (Kishtwar) Abdul Majid Wani (Doda) Nawang Rigzin Joa (Leh)and Vikar Rasool Wani (Banihal) Besides the ministers who are all sitting MLAs five legislators are seeking a re-election in the first phase of polls PDP’s Nizamudding Bhat (Bandipora) Congress candidates Ghulam Mohammad Saroori (Inderwal) Sharief Niaz (Bhaderwah)? Special Inspector General of Police Shobha Ohatker, However,Vincent 17-21 21-15 21-15. It was my dream to work with my son. Pepe and Beto.
Nani,by the Modi government. A senior minister told Firstpost that “the government took its time and did due deliberation on the subject. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Allahabad | Published: August 23, It doesn’t matter who we’re playing – it doesn’t matter if it’s a friendly,” Ashley told British media. services such as tourism and other industries. district officials say Langtang is not safe for human habitation until the avalanches and rockslides end.s tea stall in a village was boycotted after the sarpanch made an announcement barring people from partaking eatables at the shop.
Mehar says. the UT administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli will provide the same. This matter was also discussed with the GSEB but nothing conclusive has been heard from them. where she was squeezed in between Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan. Sara is also frinds with Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi Kapoor She was also seen with her to-be co-star Sushant Singh Rajput Mother Amrita and director Abhishek Kapoor were also seen with them We have often seen her videos and photos from the gym Yes Sara is doing all to get in shape and perfect form ahead of her Bollywood debut Saif Ali Khan’s daughter is making heads turn But as they say no fame comes for free Sara is also finding herself amid link up rumours with Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan for sometime now As per her viral pictures and reports Sara and Harsh are seen hanging out every now and then adding fuel to the gossip mills All we can say is we are really looking forward to see and hear more about Sara Ali Khan and just cannot wait to see her spread the magic on the silver screen For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Inder Malhotra | Updated: March 16 2014 10:57 pm There was no stemming the tide of puerile ideas Some armchair strategists advocated that a united Pakistan rather than a bifurcated one would be in India’s best interest Related News Delhi’s response to the unfolding Bangladesh crisis mirrored a lack of a tradition of strategic thought Indira Gandhi was quick to grasp both the gravity and dimensions of the problems that India would have to face because of the Bangladesh crisis The US was demonstrably “tilting” towards Pakistan and brazenly ignoring its unspeakable atrocities on the hapless people of Bangladesh struggling for their liberation China was supporting its “all-weather friend” to the hilt Other Western powers were appalled by the killings rapes and torture by the Pakistani army of occupation but weren’t prepared to do anything about it However as Gandhi discovered to her dismay the difficulties she encountered at home were no less daunting Nor was this a surprise For because of a total lack of any tradition of strategic thought in this country its response to this grim challenge — whether in the inner recesses of South Block or in open discussions at institutions such as the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) School of International Studies (SIS) at Jawaharlal Nehru University and so on — was confused confusing and cacophonic So much so that the ministry of rehabilitation blandly advised the prime minister’s secretariat (as the PMO was then called) that the influx of refugees from Bangladesh would be “no more than a couple of million” The reality however was that by May 21 more than three-and-a-half million refugees had already crossed over into West Bengal and other adjoining Indian states Soon thereafter this number soared to 10 million The unending illegal immigration since 1947 particularly into Assam Meghalaya and Tripura had caused acute political economic and social trouble in the region The sudden and colossal addition to this burden was clearly “too much” Yet India could not possibly close its doors to terror-stricken people whose only choice was fleeing their country or facing almost certain death or torture About the open discussions in which politicians retired bureaucrats and military officers academics and opinion makers took part the less said the better For incredible though it may seem at the very first such meeting Balraj Madhok president of the Jana Sangh — the forerunner of the BJP — emphatically declared that India “must not support Bangladesh’s separation from Pakistan because that would lead to a break-up of India too” At that precise moment in Parliament’s Central Hall — once described by Jawaharlal Nehru as a “vast whispering gallery” — Congress and opposition MPs including ministers were clamouring for “immediate Indian military intervention in Bangladesh” One minister was heard saying that any unwillingness to send the army was a sign of “spinelessness” not caution Gandhi slapped down those of her colleagues and partymen who looked upon themselves as modern-day Napoleons She firmly told them that she fully agreed with the sound advice of her army chief General (later Field-Marshal) Sam Manekshaw that to start a war on the eve of the monsoon and that too in a land criss-crossed by too many rivers would be disastrous If necessary the armed forces would act only after full preparations and at an appropriate time But there was no stemming the tide of puerile ideas from all kinds of sources Some armchair strategists advocated that a united Pakistan rather than a bifurcated one would be in India’s best interest Others said that any war with Pakistan if started would last for a very long time and must therefore be avoided Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Pakistan’s military dictator Yahya Khan’s closest civilian collaborator declared that it would be a “thousand-year war” Meanwhile after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was arrested and flown to a dingy jail in West Pakistan to be put in solitary confinement while being tried for treason Bangladeshi freedom fighters had organised an army of their own called Mukti Bahini Gandhi decided to give it all possible help as clandestinely as possible The main instrument for this was the Border Security Force (BSF) and a few very senior army officers in mufti whose function was to train the Mukti Bahini to enable it to take on Pakistan’s well-trained and battle-tested soldiers She also played host to a Bangladesh government-in-exile at Mujib Nagar near Calcutta (now Kolkata) As was perhaps to be expected the US through CIA agents functioning under diplomatic cover at the American consulate-general in Calcutta established contact with one of the ministers in the government-in-exile Khondaker Mushtaq Ahmed behind the back of the prime minister Tajuddin Ahmad Mujib loyalists headed by his brother Sheikh Moni became alarmed To safeguard their positions they formed another Bahini named after Mujib This led to a bizarre situation: one lieutenant-general of the Indian army trained the Mukti Bahini and another played the same role in relation to the rival Mujib Bahini Even more curious was the 180-degree change in the stand of those ersatz strategists who had earlier been crying hoarse for immediate military action against Pakistan Now they pontificated that there was no longer any need for Indian military intervention because the Mukti Bahini was quite capable of dealing with the Pakistani army Obviously none of them knew that there were now two Bahinis not one Seven weeks before the eruption of the Bangladesh crisis an Indian Airlines Fokker Friendship aircraft was hijacked by two Kashmiri extremists while flying from Srinagar to Lahore where it was blown up in Bhutto’s presence amidst great jubilation India instantly banned all Pakistani flights over its territory causing a great handicap to Pakistan which was engaged in reinforcing its troops and special forces in Dacca It had to send its soldiers sailors and airmen in civilian clothes in civilian aircraft that had to take a tortuously longer route around India and needed refuelling in Colombo The Sri Lankan government informed New Delhi that a civilian aircraft could not be denied refuelling whoever be the passengers on board But as the crisis grew Pakistan persuaded Sri Lanka to refuel its military aircraft also Gandhi sent her foreign minister Swaran Singh to Colombo with a terse message for Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike: “Please stop refuelling Pakistani warplanes Or do you want someone else to do it” This had the desired effect The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 11 2014 11:17 pm Cricket has a rich history of allowing the spectator to have multiple allegiances — to her team to particular players to the demands of a particular context Reuters Related News Cricket today is closing the spaces for new ways of imagining our better selves The charge of “sedition” against a bunch of students in Meerut with its stark overtones of identity and stereotype may have been withdrawn within days but the incident must leave sport with a lingering question What does it say about cricket in India today that even in routine fixtures with the rather indifferent standard of the Asia Cup (barring the spunky show by the Afghans) there are such reflexive expectations of fans’ loyalty to the Indian team Sport they say is best appreciated by those who have no team to naturally call their own — something kindly disposed fellow spectators at the Olympics will tell the Indian visitor Without athletes turned out in your national colours or winnable ones at any rate it makes it so much easier to be a “patriot for the nation of excellence” as Simon Barnes puts it in his manifesto The Meaning of Sport Uninhibited by exacting partisanship you are free to truly gauge the contest to cheer on the team of your choice — indeed to make an allegiance as you choose and for as long as you choose to have the option to keep changing allegiance to lose your heart to the drama of the sport as no person with the obvious allegiance can and in the process work out the essence of the athlete’s quest Not so while watching cricket Cricket of course has a rich history of allowing the spectator to have multiple allegiances (as a truly rewarding spectator sport should allow) to her team to particular players to the demands of a particular context Its longest thread of course is the political challenge the field permitted to the imperial project Even back when Ranjitsinhji claimed he “tried his best to play with a straight bat for the empire” his exploits demolished racial stereotypes attached particularly to the cricket field The island nations of the West Indies found self-confidence on the field In fact less than a decade ago when South Africa got its first non-white captain Ashwell Prince he told me that when he played for his country friends would say we want you to do well but couldn’t care about the team His mate Makhaya Ntini would gush about how he loved to tour the Caribbean for the ethnic diversity visible in the stands in contrast to the overwhelmingly white attendance at South African grounds Too much pop sociology can be read from the crafting of a new work ethic by the Indian team on Sourav Ganguly’s watch the unique brilliance of Sachin Tendulkar the back story of tape-ball cricket in Pakistani fast bowlers’ flair Muttiah Muralitharan’s dazzling record at a time of great civil strife in Sri Lanka even Usain Bolt’s choice to run instead of becoming a fast bowler as he’d earlier planned the Afghans’ adoption of the game of an empire they had never been part of — but a tapestry of national aspirations can be seen Now look at how cricket today is closing the spaces for new ways of imagining our better selves What do you say when cricket’s most lucrative event the annual Indian Premier League run by the most powerful national board the BCCI suddenly finds no place for Pakistani cricketers at the hint of rough relations between the two countries What do you say when a decision is taken not to field Sri Lankan cricketers in matches in Chennai in deference to Tamil Nadu politics Really what do you say when plans are afloat to keep India Australia and England beyond relegation no matter what in a proposed two-tier league And for all the counsel that a game is a game is just a game even if it be India and Pakistan can’t they see that each time normal tours are suspended and bilateral matches completely offshored — to Sharjah Toronto Singapore to various ICC events — all sense of proportion is lost There are too many straws in the wind but cricket needs to see it is no longer straining to be a normal sport that is normally played Or could it be that the IPL is the apt new normal for Indian cricket The world’s best at the beck and call of participating teams to be inducted or fielded depending on the whims of the hosts or the board never mind their individual claims to being chosen on merit Each time an Indian team the victor no matter what the multiple identities of the performer of the day with the “nation of excellence” neatly shrunk into our national boundaries But hopefully not Fact is that in the short term it is the IPL in which cricket’s dominant ethos will be set given how the energies of the game’s best are packed into its structure As another season of the league approaches let’s give it enough attention aimed at making it the capacious entity it could be The writer is a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Erin | Published: June 18 2017 4:01 pm Justin Thomas tied the record for the best round at a major by shooting 63 (Source: Reuters) Top News Five players have reached 10-under par or better so far this week at the US Open one fewer than the number who had done it over the first 116 years of what had been known as the toughest test in golf Staying that deep into the red might not prove as easy It never has been The wind at Erin Hills is finally expected to pick up for Sunday’s final round which could put a halt to all the record-setting scoring that’s made the US Open leaderboard look more like one at a regular PGA Tour stop On Saturday Justin Thomas tied the record for the best round at a major by shooting 63 His score in relation to par 9 under was a US Open record and he finished the day at 11 under And yet Thomas won’t even walk to the first tee box Sunday with the lead Brian Harman finished the day at 12 under then surmised “I’d have about a 10-shot lead in most Opens” This isn’t like most Opens Wind was supposed to be one of the main defenses at Erin Hills which is the longest US Open course in history but also has the widest fairways the tournament has seen But the wind hasn’t kicked up over three rounds and overnight rains have kept things soft allowing shots to hit the green and hold the way Thomas’ 3-wood did from 310 yards out on the 18th hole It led to an eagle to close out his 63 Tommy Fleetwood (11) Brooks Koepka (11) and Rickie Fowler (10) were also in the double-digit club Fowler was among those who wouldn’t mind seeing the conditions toughen up for the final 18 holes It would be nice to see the course dry out a little bit and just make it to where it’s going to take a quality round of golf” he said Here’s a look at the other six players who reached double digits and what happened to them once they got there: GIL MORGAN 1992 US OPEN PEBBLE BEACH Morgan was at 9-under 135 after two rounds and became the first player to reach 10-under par in the US Open with a 30-foot birdie putt on the third hole of the third round And he wasn’t through He made two more birdies including one on the par-3 seventh that put him at 12 under At that point he was leading by seven shots And then Morgan came undone He dropped nine shots over the next seven holes three double bogeys three bogeys and one par Morgan shot 77 and remarkably still had the lead at 4-under 212 He shot 81 the next day in a blustery wind Tom Kite won his only major TIGER WOODS 2000 US OPEN PEBBLE BEACH As dominant as Woods was he never reached 10-under par until the final round He still built a six-shot lead through 36 holes despite hitting his tee shot into the ocean on the 18th hole and salvaging bogey What slowed him on Saturday was a triple bogey on the third hole but conditions were so tough that Woods shot even-par 71 and still increased his lead to 10 shots No one had a chance Woods made four birdies against no bogeys in the final round for a 67 and a 15-shot victory He finished at 12-under 272 the first player to complete a US Open double digits under par JIM FURYK 2003 US OPEN OLYMPIA FIELDS Furyk reached 10-under 200 with a 67 in the third round at Olympia Fields giving him a three-shot lead over Stephen Leaney of Australia Furyk was never seriously challenged in the final round and he wound up winning by three shots and matching what was then the US Open record at 272 The course had been softened by rain earlier in the week and it finally played the way the USGA wanted in the final round Furyk closed with a 72 What dropped him under double digits were two bogeys that didn’t really matter He failed to get up-and-down from behind the 17th green and then he three-putted from 40 feet on the final hole to finish at 8-under 272 RICKY BARNES 2009 US OPEN BETHPAGE: The tournament was such a slog that it didn’t finish 72 holes until Monday The soft Black Course allowed players to take dead aim and Barnes opened with rounds of 67 and 65 And he kept right on going early in the third round rolling in a 25-foot eagle putt on the par-5 fourth hole to reach 11-under par He had a six-shot lead at the turn but hit only three fairways on the nine and missed a 4-foot par putt on the 18th for a 70 He was at 8 under at the end of the day and never got back to double digits He didn’t win either closing with a 76 to finish at 2-under 278 two behind Lucas Glover RORY MCILROY 2011 CONGRESSIONAL Coming in off a collapse at the Masters a few months earlier McIlroy’s assault on double digits began at rain-softened Congressional on Friday and never let up He became the first player to reach 13 under at the US Open in the second round but double-bogeyed 18 to close at 11 under and with a six-shot lead A mere hiccup On Saturday he got to 14 under then on Sunday he widened the gap versus par to 16 under McIlroy finished eight shots ahead of Jason Day whose score of 8-under 276 would have been enough to win 26 of the previous 30 US Opens MARTIN KAYMER 2014 PINEHURST NO 2 Kaymer got the good end of the draw when rain arrived at Pinehurst No 2 and he opened with rounds of 65-65 to reach 10-under 130 and build a six-shot lead going into the weekend The tournament was never really in doubt after that though the wind arrived and Kaymer couldn’t maintain the pace He rolled a long birdie putt off the sixth green and made bogey and he dropped two more shots with three-putt bogeys He shot 72 in the third round for an 8-under 202 Kaymer made it back to 10 under on the back nine Sunday but a late bogey for a 69 meant he would finish at 9-under 271 for an eight-shot victory For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top Newscom/XYMDaVIPsn — Irrfan (@irrfank) August 9, Arjun,” seems to precisely make the movie he intended. political stability in Nepal,[email protected] IE.
IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Harish Trivedi | Updated: June 24, “India are a wonderful bunch of cricketers who can destroy you one minute,” he wrote.said,actor-dancer Jaaved Jaaferi was busy being the funnyman on Channel V.
and, Unless political funds are brought under tax scrutiny, It doesn’t stop me from doing anything. ‘Devdas’) The dancing diva is having a quiet birthday celebration with her family today. “Happy Birthday Salman.