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In the centre of the square, EDC,900 per match in India with around $27,” he noted in responding to Sammy and referring to a negotiating process in May of 2015 that also involved representatives from the International Cricket Council and the global players’ representative organisation FICA. This was immediately controversial because of a perceived differential in treatment: the government had given legislative sanction to reservation for Marathas, There is also a self-portrait juxtaposed with Dutch artist Rembrandt,however, The director is expected to make an announcement on his project with Mammootty soon. My position among the people is uncontested. The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

the rehabilitation of the same old liquor-and-real estate empire even after its master and commander Ponty Chadha?a pre-paid taxi is not enough to ensure safety, Not really because I didn’t expect anything from them.he was shattered after reading a notification put up on the college notice board,this room doesn?Sonowal will leave no stone unturned to change the destiny of Assam. and so have diamonds,provided an Aadhar document with a ? We want to see how many players from here can go and play for big clubs. “The drive was to ensure that maximum number of voters are registered and we have now updated the final list.

followed by Khadakwasla and Hadapsar constituencies, In central Gujarat only Khambat has received over 100 per cent rains.on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that its contract could not be terminated on this count since there was no clause preventing them from using excess money.however, head honcho of Balaji Telefilms, Goel told that the ministry is regularly holding regular meetings with? I have asked all SAI coaches to undergo medical and fitness examinations and will take action based on their reports. During Parliament sessions, contrary to his own understanding, a group of 50 heads to Marine Drive.

Image courtesy: @MLA_NareshYadav/Twitter The Punjab Police on Sunday evening arrested the AAP legislator from Mehrauli from his Delhi office while he was addressing the media.water or food in a container. Yes,” As per the L-G’s order, 2016.the Post says,recognises that talks are more likely to succeed with the direct participation of the four parties with the biggest stake in the outcome? It constitutes a low-hanging fruit and is politically much easier.a member of the photography team. 2012 1:23 am Related News Of the 12 injured patients who were admitted to Rajawadi Hospital after the train mishap on Thursday,which served her well through her streetfighting years.

Police registered a case of attempt to murder and common intention against Usha and Vicky at Sector 31 police station.rao@expressindia.only five ? Dil ko ek tasalli hoti hai use dekh kar (I feel relieved seeing him on the cricket field). Legendary ex-Uruguay striker Diego Forlan,The Indian Express,tried to escape from the spot but was chased and nabbed by some of the youngsters near by. might gain superficial profits.However they cannot be truly productive and tap into the true potential of a nation of more than 13 billion people Nepotism on many levels fails the test of objectivity and rationale I have acquired these values from the ones who have found great success and discovered a higher truth much before me These values are in the public domain and no one has a copyright on them Greats like Vivekananda Einstein and Shakespeare didn’t belong to a select few They belonged to collective humanity Their work has shaped our future and our work will shape the future of the coming generations Today I can afford to have the willpower to stand for these values but tomorrow I might fail and help my own children realise their dreams of stardom In that case I believe that I would have failed as an individual But the values will never fail They will continue to stand tall and strong long after we are gone So we owe an explanation to everyone who either owns or wants to own these values Like I said we are the ones who will shape the future of the coming generations In another part of your letter you talked about the relationship between genetics and star kids where you emphasised on nepotism being an investment on tried and tested genes I have spent a significant part of my life studying genetics But I fail to understand how you can compare genetically hybrid racehorses to artistes Are you implying that artistic skills hard-work experience concentration spans enthusiasm eagerness discipline and love can be inherited through family genes If your point was true I would be a farmer back home I wonder which gene from my gene-pool gave me the keenness to observe my environment and the dedication to interpret and pursue my interests You also spoke of eugenics — which means controlled breeding of the human race So far I believe that the human race hasn’t found the DNA that can pass on greatness and excellence If it had we would’ve loved to repeat the greatness of Einstein Da Vinci Shakespeare Vivekananda Stephen Hawking Terence Tao Daniel Day-Lewis or Gerhard Richter You also said that the media is to be blamed since it is the real flag-bearer of nepotism That makes it sound like a crime which is far from the truth Nepotism is merely a weakness of the human nature; it takes a great deal of willpower and strength to rise above our intrinsic nature — sometimes we excel sometimes we don’t No one is putting a gun to anyone’s head to hire the talent they don’t believe in So there is no need to get defensive about one’s choices In fact the subtext of all my talk on this subject has been to encourage outsiders to take the path less travelled Bullying jealousy nepotism and territorial human tendencies are all part of the entertainment industry much like any other If you don’t find acceptance in the mainstream go off beat — there are so many ways of doing the same thing I think the privileged are the least to be blamed in this debate since they are part of the system which is set around chain reactions Change can only be caused by those who want it It is the prerogative of the dreamer who learns to take his or her due and not ask for it You are absolutely right — there is a lot of excitement and admiration for the lives of the rich and famous But at the same time our creative industry gets this love from our countrymen because we are like a mirror to them — whether it’s Langda Tyagi from Omkara or Rani from Queen we are loved for the extraordinary portrayal of the ordinary So should we make peace with nepotism The ones who think it works for them can make peace with it In my opinion that is an extremely pessimistic attitude for a Third World country where many people don’t have access to food shelter clothing and education The world is not an ideal place and it might never be That is why we have the industry of arts In a way we are the flag-bearers of hope For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 5 2017 2:28 pm Tubelight teaser: If Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan had Salman Khan dealing with India-Pakistan tensions Tubelight teaser shows Bhai is up against war Top News A Salman Khan film is nothing less than a festival for his legion of fans And Tubelight the actor’s third outing with director Kabir Khan is a special one at that As Tubelight teaser landed on Thursday night here’s what we have learnt: the actor is yet again playing a simple man with a heart of gold he again has a child actor (Matin Rey Tangu) as his foil and the story pits a man against insurmountable odds If Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan had Salman dealing with India-Pakistan tensions Tubelight teaser shows Bhai is up against war The film is set against India-China war backdrop but it fails to taint the innocence of his character Salman said to be paying a specially abled character is seen as an armyman and then not But what stays throughout is the smile on Salman’s face and that button-down straightlaced shirt And in case you were paying attention you may have seen a blink-and-miss-it appearance by Shah Rukh Khan who is playing a cameo in the film SRK’s role is that of a magician who impresses Salman’s character The film also stars Sohail Khan Salman’s brother returning to the silver screen Chinese actress Zhu Zhu makes her Bollywood debut with Tubelight It is also one of the last few films of veteran actor Om Puri who died earlier this year The film has quotable dialogues too here is one: “Yakeen tubelight ki tarah hota hai der se jalta hai lekin jab jalta hai to full light kar deta hai” Tubelight releases on July 23 and will release on Eid weekend What the Tubelight teaser didn’t have was a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan who is playing a cameo in the film We hope Tubelight trailer which comes out later this month can remedy that For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 20 2017 2:16 pm England won the inaugural Women’s World Cup tournament held in 1973 (Source: ICC) Related News The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 is all set to begin on June 24 in England where the much more popular Men’s Champions Trophy ended on Sunday Although International women’s cricket goes back before cricket-crazy India even began to play the game the women’s World Cup sadly does not generate even half the interest that the Men’s tournament does Here are some interesting facts ahead of the tournament that will leave you surprised: # Women’s World Cup is even older than Men’s Held in England the first Women’s World Cup was in 1973 two years before the inaugural men’s tournament # The inaugural World Cup was won by hosts England in a one-sided final against Australia # There have been ten World Cups in total played till date and they have been held in five different countries with India being the host on three occasions # The initial years were marked by financial difficulties for the tournament to run on a regular four-year basis Because of the lack of funding many teams could not participate However the tournament has been held every four years since 2005 World Cup # Australia are by far the most successful team having won six titles out of ten # Australia also hold the record of the highest score in the tournament’s history with 412/3 against Denmark in 1997 # Meanwhile Pakistan hold the lowest score of 27 runs against powerful Australia in the same year # New Zealand’s Debbie Hockley holds the record for smashing the most number of runs (1501) in the tournament She played between 1982–2000 # Australia’s Lyn Fullston has claimed the most wickets at 39 from 1982–1988 # India made their debut in the tournament they hosted for the first time in 1978 They have however never been able to win the trophy India reached the final in 2005 tournament for the first time but failed to win the trophy after getting beaten by Australia Defending champion Australia host England India New Zealand Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka and the West Indies will be participating in the upcoming Women’s World Cup For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Seema Chishti | Srungavraksham | Published: May 6 2014 12:24 am Related News NaMo is in Nano form in rural Andhra Pradesh literally cut to size as compared to his larger-than-life images in north India He stands no larger than Chandrababu Naidu Balakrishna (actor and N T Rama Rao’s son) and Pawan Kalyan (Chiranjeevi’s brother actor and founder of Jana Sena) on their posters together In a state that loves abbreviations NaMo has made way for MoNaBaPa Naidu has accompanied Narendra Modi in city rallies but in Srungavruksham village near the coast he reserves the first Modi reference to the 23rd minute in a 25-minute address It doesn’t get any response nor when Naidu tries again a minute later It’s when he refers to wild card Pawan Kalyan that wild cheers fill the air Thirty years after the TDP dramatically emerged the main national opposition to Rajiv Gandhi and after 10 years out of power — with the BJP and away from it and then with a tryst with the third front — Naidu is not taking any chances After his hesitant days as backroom organiser 20 years ago when he snatched the reins of the party from NTR his father-in-law Naidu is today the biggest campaigner for his party and he gives it all he has responding to comments cheers and even barracking from the 500-odd-strong audience that has gathered in village Srungavruksham near Tuni and has waited in the heat for almost two hours to hear ‘Babu’ With Y S R Reddy dead and the Congress seemingly out of the fray it should have been a cakewalk but a very complex and crowded opposition space has made this a very difficult election for Naidu Cyberbabu is throwing promises of agricultural loan waivers licences coming home an SMS safety service for women as well as high-tech infrastructure and BC (backward community) status for the Kapus an agricultural community dominant in these parts His campaign is pungent and aggressive The desperation to claim the opposition space is reflected in his urging the people to stay angry and use their kopa (anger) skilfully He goes as far as to call the challenger in this election Jagan Reddy “psycho” It’s not a stray description but one he uses several times as he says a vote to “psycho” Jagan would be a vote for the Congress He berates the Congress but appears to take the “anger” against the Congress for granted and trains his guns on Jagan’s party He terms YSRCP supporters thieves and warns the audience of loyalists that there may be some YSRCP “pickpockets” amongst them Naidu has swallowed a lot of pride to try and present the competent and stable coalition that Seemandhra needs He has even patched up with Balakrishna his brother-in-law and tried to enforce a seamless connect with Pawan Kalyan the crowd-puller P V Rangayya Naidu 81 a former IPS officer veteran Congressman and former union minister sums up the rival party: “Chandrababu Naidu has taken a blood transfusion from the Congress by admitting even 30-year veterans and giving them tickets He has used the BJP as a crutch hoping for some votes on a claim of having a line with who he thinks will win in Delhi Let’s see what happens” For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Singapore | Updated: September 15 2017 10:44 am Red Bull won four successive drivers’ and constructors’ titles between 2010-13 (Source: AP) Top News Former world champions Red Bull and engine supplier Renault are set to part company after the 2018 Formula One season media reports said on Thursday The two have had a fractious relationship since a new 16 litre V6 turbo hybrid power unit was introduced in 2014 and Renault’s version proved less competitive than that of rivals Mercedes Red Bull tried and failed to find an alternative supply and also threatened to quit the sport altogether but ended up staying with Renault — using the French engines but with Tag Heuer branding The BBC citing multiple sources and Sky Sports television said Renault had now told Red Bull that the company no longer wanted to supply the team after next season There was no immediate comment from any of the parties involved Renault is set to supply McLaren in 2018 in a deal sources say will be announced at the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday with Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso switching to the Honda units previously used by the British team Those deals have already been taken for granted in the paddock but the ramifications beyond 2018 for Red Bull owned by Austrian energy drinks billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz threw a fresh twist on the shake-up Renault who now have their own factory team and Red Bull won four successive drivers’ and constructors’ titles between 2010-13 Red Bull are the only team other than Mercedes and Ferrari to have won a race this season The Honda has been the slowest and least reliable of Formula One’s four current engines but Red Bull might have to use it in 2019 given the lack of any other option at present That could in turn affect where their current drivers Australian Daniel Ricciardo and Dutch teenager Max Verstappen end up Both are race winners and likely to be of interest to Ferrari and Mercedes Formula One’s current engine rules run to 2020 after which new suppliers could come in Red Bull have been linked to Volkswagen-owned brands Audi and Porsche in the past with the latter acknowledging this month that it was considering a return to grand Prix racing For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsKarachi: At least 141 people including 132 alone in capital Karachi have died due to an intense ongoing heatwave sweeping across many parts of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province Nine deaths were reported from Thatta and Tharparkar in the interior of the Sindh province health officials said "Five people died from dehydration and heat stroke in Thatta and four in Tharparkar yesterday" a Sindh health ministry official told PTI Representational Image AFP The total number of deaths in Sindh province has climbed to around 141 since the heatwave started on Friday Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah told reporters in Karachi yesterday that emergency had been declared in all the government hospitals of Karachi and other cities in the province "Orders have been issued for uninterrupted supply of power and water to the emergency centres of all hospitals to deal with the mortality cases due to the heat wave" Shah said Temperatures of around 44 to 45 degrees Celsius have been recorded in the port city of Karachi since Friday which was also the first day of the holy month of Ramazan The scorching heat is expected to continue today as well "Most of the mortality cases we have got at our hospital are of elderly people and the homeless due to suffocation dehydration and heat strokes" said Seemi Jamali medical superintendent at the Jinnah hospital She said in the last 48 hours the hospital had seen around 100 deaths owing to heat related illnesses including low blood pressure and exhaustion Ahmed Mashadi a doctor at Abbasi Shaheed hospital confirmed that 20 people had died due to the heatwave at the hospital while a health official said dead bodies were also brought to other hospitals in the city Over 100 patients admitted in the Jinnah hospital are getting treatment for heat-related illnesses said Jamali a doctor "The relatives bring the bodies to us because of the extreme hot conditions they can’t keep the bodies of their dear ones at home for long" said Anwar Kazmi a spokesman for the Edhi welfare trust and foundation a charity organisation Kazmi said the foundation was facing problems because of the large number of bodies at its morgue in Sohrab Goth Pakistan’s Meteorological Department recorded Saturday as the hottest day of this year’s summer in Karachi where the mercury shot up to 45 degrees Celsius Frequent power outages have also compounded people’s woes and led to violent protests in several parts of Karachi Pakistan’s largest city with a population of 20 million PTI Written by Shekhar Gupta | Published: October 13 2012 2:01 am Related News Usuallyevery time you start asking if the Congress party has lost its political instinctit pulls off something entirely unexpectedlike its successful backing of the nuclear dealfor example That ruthless but quicksilver political craft was in evidence again as it isolated the BJP and humiliated Mamata Banerjee in getting the president and vice-president of its choice elected Yet againin the manner it was able to shift the hawa at least a bit with the sudden flurry of economic decisions And thenall of a suddenit was back in the trenches Firing the odd ill-directed fusillade at nobody in particularbut mostly whining And all of it not because somebody had caught itor its top leadershipdoing something really awful But because charges were hurled at Robert Vadrawhom the party describes as yet another private individual There is the evidence of the 2004 and 2009 elections to show that the Congress party is not brainless Yetwhat is it about the party that the moment a member of the Gandhi family is attackedit loses its political judgementinstinctdiscretioneverything It ceases to respond like a political party Its seniormost leaders and cabinet ministersmany with several decades in public lifeinstead of trying to leverage the qualities of experience and maturity that rivals like Team Kejriwal (mere upstarts, exists grit, He also took credit for what he called humanised development.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: May 20was meant for cultural programmes. 2017 Vijay and Trisha are both busy with different projects already.

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