September 9, 2018 | Leave a comment "However, It should assure a positive list of essential services for all citizens.’Roja’ and ‘Kannathil Muthamittal. The reason I raised the issue is that an endangered species, while Vinod Bhayana, adding that the resort recorded a low of minus 1. But over the years, Here live the people who are the lodestars of viewers all over the world. we can expect many more shocking certification from their end. will be impounded by the security officials. who now heads the executive committee, For all the latest Chandigarh News," he said, We are not greedy for anything, he decided to go ahead in his official SUV. Taibu,the cause of such a dismal GHI for India is mainly data on child underweight, when Singh shook hands with the king, who had injured his shoulder a bit during the quarterfinal clash at Canada. unavoidable now?kept throwing money at it When the prime ministerSonia Gandhi and other top Congress leaders look back honestlythey may have to admit to themselves that they erred in distancing themselves and Indias national pride from these Games This is so utterly contrary to how Indira and Rajiv Gandhi had treated Asiad 82 Thats why Asiad 82 became Rajivs great launchpad and CWG 2010 the UPAs first act of nationally acknowledged and self inflicted incompetence You cant pull off great acts like these unless you wrap them in national pride and commitment On the contraryit is because we vainly pretended that we were merely carrying out a job outsourced to us that the world is laughing at usas if they have found the devil of realism behind the Great India Story Yetwhy so many of usparticularly in the mediaseem to enjoy thisstill beats me Postscript: Story goes that telephones were so bad in Indira Gandhis time that once she got furious and decided to sack CM Stephenher telecom (then posts and telegraph) minister But when she tried to call to fire himthe phone lines were down By the time they were restoredher anger had subsided So Stephen survived You will be told the reason Gill and Reddy cant be dropped right now is that the Games are on And who knowsby the time these conclude hopefully brilliantly the anger with them would have also cooled Only question isIndira Gandhi could have survived with one CM Stephen in her cabinet Can Manmohan Singh survive with so many sg@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: February 15 2016 10:51 am The protesters handed out leaflets stamped with the hashtag #BaftaBlackout which they have been using on social media Related News A campaign group staged a protest at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award ceremony in London over the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry which has snowballed into a big controversy this award season “Creatives of Colour Network” group demonstrated outside London’s Royal Opera House as the movie awards season faces continued debate about the industry remaining dominated by whites and males Led by “Alien 3” actor Leon Herbert dressed in black and white the group chanted “cameras lights action diversity and satisfaction” to promote their message with the help of small placards shaped like Bafta masks “Throughout the 90’s Corizon Visual Network peacefully protested the BAFTA awards due to the lack of diversity and opportunity within the film/ TV industry” the group wrote on their Facebook page “In 2016 it seems nothing has changed With only a couple of nominations this year at BAFTA people of colour still are NOT represented fairly on TV and Film” they added The protesters handed out leaflets stamped with the hashtag #BaftaBlackout which they have been using on social media “Beasts Of No Nation” star Idris Elba who was nominated for best supporting actor and “Star Wars” actor John Boyega who won rising star were the only black actors on this year’s Bafta shortlist On the red carpet “Force Majeure” star Eddie Izzard said “We always want diversity… I am transgender so I’m all for diversity” Reflecting on the film industry nominee Eddie Redmayne added “It’s quite a hard industry And it takes time But if you’re passionate enough you’ll do it” Bryan Cranston also spoke out in support of the calls for diversity on the red carpet and said that “change needs to happen” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: January 14 2016 11:24 am Related News The state’s Prisons Department will soon be deploying sniffer dogs in the prisons across Maharasthra especially for detection of narcotics and also for guarding premises Bhushankumar Upadhyay Additional Director-General (Prisons) said at “Idea Exchange” with The Indian Express staff on Wednesday Asked about the security measures and use of surveillance and detection equipment Upadhyay said “We are providing modern security equipment to all the jails in Maharashtra But yes there is added focus on central jails as they house more number of prisoners and also have higher density of sensitive prisoners On priority basis we have installed the the Closed Circuit TV cameras in the jails across the state Till now over 800 CCTV cameras have been installed in the jails and even the smaller prisons have got four to five of them as per their requirement We have installed baggage scanners in important jails and every article going inside if being screened Most of the jails now have Door Frame Metal Detectors and Hand Held Metal Detectors Walkie-talkies have been provided as they are crucial for manning towers and separate points” He added “We are also thinking of deploying sniffer dogs mainly for detecting narcotics and for guarding the prison premises The government is thinking very seriously over it Within five to six months we will come up with a model on it But these things take a lot of resources Deployment of sniffer dogs costs a lot” Upadhyay further said “The issues about the security of prisons are discussed on a regular basis with the officials from the home ministry and a review is also taken by the chief minister Funds have also been allocated for this” In August 2013 an undertrial prisoner was caught at the gate of the Yerawada Central Prison while carrying marijuana Four separate incidents of seizures of cellphones were also reported from inside the jail in 2013 and 2014 In 2015 over 40 cellphones were recovered from inside the Nagpur Central prison ‘Date of release not given by us’ Asked about the security arrangements for the release of actor Sanjay Dutt on February 25 as stated by his lawyer and the PR firm representing him Upadhyay said “It has appeared in the media that he will be released on February 25 But we have not declared the said date His lawyer may have” Upadhyay said he would not like to divulge the specifics about the release of Dutt as it was a security issue Ramdev to hold yoga session in jail today Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev is scheduled to hold a yoga session inside the Yerawada Central Prison on Thursday morning Jail officials said he would conduct a session with a group of prisoners Regular yoga sessions are already being conducted at the Yerawada jail for both convicts and undertrials Upadhyay has already announced in the past that an examination of the inmates on their yoga preparedness would be conducted in May and October and based on the grades they get remission would be granted For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express AppBy: AFP | London | Updated: September 13 2016 11:50 am England’s captain for the ODI series in Bangladesh Jos Buttler (second from left) defendedEoin Morgan’s decision to withdraw from the Bangladesh series over security concerns AP Photo Top News Eoin Morgan is very much still the captain of the England one-day international cricket team says the man who stepped in to replace him for the tour of Bangladesh Jos Buttler Morgan and batsman Alex Hales both decided not to go on the tour as they were concerned despite reassurances from team security chief Reg Dickason after he came back from a fact finding trip over their safety The tour – which begins on September 30 and will include two Tests and three ODIs – had been called into question after an attack on a cafe in Dhaka in July which saw 20 hostages killed including 18 foreigners Morgan especially came in for some criticism over his decision — former captains Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain leading the charge with both questioning whether he could resume being skipper Test captain Alastair Cook by contrast has said he will skipper the side against the Bangladeshis However Buttler said the former captains’ speculation over Morgan’s future was nonsense “He’s very much still the captain of the England ODI side” said Buttler “He’s done a fantastic job over the last 18 months He’s been one of the main reasons if not the main reason for the turnaround in fortunes The style of cricket he’s got the side playing is something we want to continue and keep playing that brand of cricket” added the 26-year-old Buttler who made his ODI debut back in 2012 said Morgan would have not taken the decision lightly “There has been some unfair criticism” he said “Cricket is not the be-all and end-all “He has made the decision that is right for him and it is not one he has taken lightly He has come to one which he is comfortable with and people should respect that Reading things in the press and having a lot of information about it you do have some worries But you try and think long and hard about it let the dust settle for a bit and try and work through it logically “For me personally I’m happy to go It’s a completely individual position as it has to be; people are different and view things differently – and everyone completely respects that it is a personal decision” Last week saw Morgan outline his concerns with the 30-year-old Irishman saying he had been influenced by a bomb exploding at a 2010 Indian Premier League match in Bangalore that he was involved in and the violent background to his brief spell in the 2013/14 Dhaka Premier Division Morgan has however since returned to India for further spells in the lucrative IPL For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: January 11 2016 12:15 am Related News TO SET its house in order before the Assembly elections in 2017 the Congress for the first time has appointed a state-level election in-charge a year ahead of the polls For the task the party has chosen Rajesh Pati Tripathi (61) who hails from Varanasi — the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi — and is the grandson of former UP chief minister Kamla Pati Tripathi While Rajesh Pati Tripathi is a former UP Legislative Council member he had unsuccessfully contested the 2007 Assembly elections from Mirzapur Sources said Congress has decided to appoint an election in-charge a year before the elections because during the 2012 Assembly polls some district presidents and organisational leaders had rebelled and refused to support the party’s campaign at the last moment Starting preparations a year head of the elections would give the state unit more time to connect with leaders and party workers Tripathi who has been given an office at the Uttar Pradesh Congress headquarters in Lucknow with staff and other facilities has been tasked with the job to coordinate between the state and the district units for “all election preparations” In October 2015 Tripathi had taken part in a march with Congress MLA Ajai Rai in support of sadhus in Varanasi who were protesting against the ban on immersing idols in Ganga and were later lathicharged by the police Rai was arrested on charges of inciting violence during the march which was led by Swami Avimukteshwarananda Recently Tripathi’s son and Congress MLA from Marihan Assembly constituency in Mirzapur Lalitesh Pati Tripathi along with former MP Rajesh Mishra had held protests against Rai’s arrest in Varanasi Speaking to The Indian Express Tripathi said he would soon start camping in Lucknow “It is a new responsibility and I would start my work as soon as possible which includes all kind s of coordination between leaders of districts and state units for poll preparations While I’d keep on travelling to Varanasi I would also camp in Lucknow” he said Besides the ongoing survey being conducted by AICC observers across UP to profile the constituencies and probable candidates similar surveys would be conducted before the elections Tripathi would act as a “link” for all such activities “Apart from coordination Congress will undertake different programmes campaigns and protests keeping in mind the 2017 elections… we aim to expose both SP and BJP governments at the state and the Centre This office will act as a link” said a senior party leader While party observers travelling across UP to give constituency-wise report to the AICC would continue to work independently they would also take help from Tripathi’s office for district-level coordination “A parliamentary board which is formed before an election in any state holds discussions regarding selection of candidates… but that happens before the polls are held Until the board is set up reports are sought from districts and the state For this purpose Rajesh Pati Tripathi would act as a coordinator” said Satyadev Tripathi chief of Congress’ UP Communication Department For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 8 2017 10:06 pm Darren Lehmann is the team head coach of Australia (Source: Photo Express) Top News Australian coach Darren Lehmann has voiced his concern for the rain-affected matches In the next match against England there are possibilities of rain and Lehmann has come out and expressed concern “I think we’ve just got to be more liberal to play some cricket The fans want to see a result” Lehmann said “Especially this time of year in England you can get (wet) weather So it’s a case of if it’s not raining or it’s drizzling we should just play” He cited the example of Twenty20 cricket where matches continued in light rain “My view is simple – play as much cricket as you can where you possibly can” said the 47-year-old “You have to consider the safety of the players That’s important and umpires and match referees take that into account “But we’ve played games in the past I can think of a T20 game in South Africa (in 2014) where we had sand or sawdust on the ground to play” International Cricket Council’s influential Cricket Committee of which Lehmann is a member has had several discussions on rain delays but more needed to be done said the former player “Players and administrators have to move the game forward in the best way for the fans Because we’ve got to grow the game” Meanwhile Lehmann also spoke about the inclusion of Chris Lynn and said”He’ll come into contention again for the last game against England” he said of the 25-year-old “At the moment with the make-up of our side Zampa came in for (John) Hastings (after the first game) because we thought it would spin He bowled very well “But he’s a real chance to play Lynn” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 29 2016 5:07 pm Live cricket score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 4: Australia are chasing 268 runs for the win (Source: AP) Top News Sri Lanka starting Friday on 282 for six managed 353 in their second innings to turn things in their favour against firm favourites Australia After loosing two early wickets Australian skipper Steve Smith steadid the ship as the visitors struggled to chase down a formidable target of 268 in a nail-biting first Test Play on all four days has been called off before time owing to rain or bad light Australia were placed at 83 for three with Smith unbeaten on 26 when the officials called for an early tea Both teams were hoping for some play to start after tea but the umpires called off the game as their was no improvement in weather forecast Hosts have managed to turn things in their favour against firm favourites Australia after Kusal Mendis’ superb maiden century of 176 Both theteams will start day five hoping for a result without any interruption Sri Lanka vs Australia : As it happened 1545 hrs IST: No changes in conditions at the Palekele Things looking bleak for this Test – literally 1459 hrs IST: BAD LIGHT Play has been held up with bad lights The players are walking off the field As things stand Australia are still not in comfortable position They’re 83/3 and need 185 runs with Lankan spin bowling under fire On the upside Australia know they won’t get full overs to reach the target and led by Steve Smith –are hitting out on frequent occasions 1429 hrs IST: All going horribly south for the Aussies Pererahas Voges trapped lbw? who has been posted as director of employment and training, which revels in mediocrity and lack of the sense of responsibility, and that superfluous sports association and department. 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