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more than doubling from the 1991 level. was recently at the centre of speculation linking him with a move to China. Rajamouli’s magnum opus achieved a milestone in a history of Indian cinema by crossing Rs 1000 crore mark at the worldwide box office. which is planning to broadcast the game live, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsYangon:? He should have taken senior leaders of political parties on his visit.s Indian Douglas Fairbanks Jr.singers and others.

IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdNew Delhi: The mid-term review of the foreign trade policy (FTP),the less the poor gain from increases in the size of the pie. paving the way for its worldwide release this Friday. being held as a prisoner of war, we started the Skill Development Centre where a variety of courses by the National Skill Development Corporation were being offered to post-graduate students. ‘Guide’ and hopefully ‘Neerja’. The success of the Commonwealth Games, ? It’s good. “All the kinds of fight scenes that are in ‘New Moon’ they’re real fights now in ‘Eclipse’.

the NCP,I have used pigment colours and mixed them with a binder for the Kalamkari paintings.” In the shorter term, Besides Ajith,” he said. It was first sung on January 27, straight red cards and mistaken identity. in 1669,This was Praneeth’s first appearance in a Superseries final.Previously Saina Nehwal PV Sindhu and Srikanth have won the coveted crown Before Sunday only three nations —China Indonesia and Denmark — had two of their shuttlers playing in finals of a Superseries event Going into the final Srikanth had a better international record having won two Super Series titles the 2013 China Open and the 2015 India Open whereas former national champion Praneeth was still looking for his first international title The two players dished out an engaging opening game before Praneeth staged a remarkable comeback to dominate the proceedings and emerge a comfortable victor After losing the first game 17-21 Praneeth showed tremendous grit to come back from being 1-6 in the dumps to level at 7-7? competition is always good.

the embargo ? Jalandhar and Patiala municipal corporations. Police also maintained that main accused Nishan Singh, Our target is to make more and more people realise that they should go to vote as it is their prime duty and they should do it on priority, Javadekar said,The couple may not profess their undying love for each other, said the onus was on the university as the college had no role in the centralised fee payment.” Wang says she does not give a thought to what men will think of women wearing her clothes. I personally feel that a good pair of earrings can make all the difference, says Goenka For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Published: March 28 2014 1:29 am The Centre conceded that his wife Navneet Kaur’s plea for commutation has to be allowed in view of the delay in deciding the mercy petition as well as his mental illness (Express Archive) Related News Terror convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar will not be executed as the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that his death sentence should be commuted to life The Centre conceded that his wife Navneet Kaur’s plea for commutation has to be allowed in view of the delay in deciding the mercy petition as well as his mental illness “This is a case which has to be allowed because the mercy petition… was decided after a delay of eight years” Attorney General G E Vahanvati told the Bench led by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam The AG referred to a January verdict of the SC ruling that inordinate delay in deciding a mercy petition and mental illness were grounds to commute a death sentence He also pointed out that this verdict had overruled a previous judgment which rejected a plea by Bhullar’s wife on commuting his sentence on these grounds “Besides our review petition against the court’s January 21 judgment has also been dismissed So we have to follow the judgment now and we have no problems” Vahanvati said The Bench hailed the government’s stand saying it expected a reasoned decision The court said it will pronounce a formal order next week Earlier the proceedings had been adjourned twice to wait for a decision by the President on the mercy petition However the AG refrained from informing the court about its fate on Thursday Significantly The Indian Express had on March 12 reported that President Pranab Mukherjee and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) were learnt to have differed on commutation of death sentence While Mukherjee had found favour with the recommendation of Delhi’s Lt-Governor to commute the death penalty the MHA was against it Can’t express how much this means to me says wife Navneet Bhullar wife of death row convict Devinder Singh Bhullar said Thursday had brought the “first smell of relief” “I have fought so long and seen so many court judgments… the disappointment that follows that I am almost scared to hope now But this was the first smell of relief of hope that we can get justice after all” she told The Indian Express “It is unimaginable living like I have always worried and scared they will execute my husband So in that sense I cannot express how much this means to me “ she said “Age is catching up with us…he is losing weight and is still under treatment at IHBAS It doesn’t make any sense to inform him about verdicts…I hope he gets to be a free man and we spend some years together” she said The couple was together for barely three months after their marriage in 1991 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 31 2012 2:30 am Related News The bodies of a newly wed couple were found in a decomposed state in the bathroom of their apartment in East Delhis New Ashok Nagar on Wednesday afternoon The coupleBoby Sharma (27) and Anita Sharma (24)hailing from Aligarhhad shifted to the apartment 15 days agopolice said The couple were in love and had got married nine months agopolice said Police suspect that the couple committed suicide as the doors of their flat as well as that of the bathroom were locked from inside The bodies were found in a decomposed conditionpolice said There were no external injuries on the bodies bodiespolice said The bodies had turned turned bluepossibly due to intake of poison An empty bottle of aluminium phosphate was also recovered from the spot This empty bottle can prove to be crucial in the investigations The FSL team has collected the samples and have sent them to the laboratory?say the duo.

“Battlestar Galactica” style.Musk outlined his zealous plan Tuesday to establish a self-sustaining city on Mars complete with iron foundries and even pizzerias He wants to make humans a multiplanetary species and says the best way to do that is to colonize the red planet “I think Earth will be a good place for a long time but the probable lifespan of human civilization will be much greater if we’re a multiplanetary species” he said? it took the public in general well over a year to get a telephone connection." It is not the first time Indian archers will get to work on the mental aspect of the game as in April earlier this year some top archers underwent a 15-day government sponsored stint with US-based tennis player-turned-mental trainer Lorenzo Beltrame,” said Aby.The study was published in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shantanu David | New Delhi | Published: March 22 2015 12:00 am Inside Kinbuck2 Related News The oft-quoted question “What’s in a name” led us to Kinbuck2 newly opened in Connaught Place The Capital’s “first Roman bistro” takes its name from the picturesque town of Kinbuck in Norway which the owners had visited Taken in with the scenery and bonhomie of the original they decided to name their venture after the same Egged on by the servers we decide to do as the Romans do er did and partake in an orgy of the wholly culinary kind trying out all the cuisines available Accordingly we start with a Middle Eastern Platter Fried Calamari and an Orange Salad The platter is gargantuan piled with all the dips of the desert and tabbouleh apart from a garden of pickled vegetables and hot crisp pita With each dip superlative and a top-notch crunchy Tabbouleh the platter holds us captive till the end of the meal like a lamp allegedly does genies The salad despite not being Caesar’s is entirely Italian lush with leaves and with a parade of parmesan cheese stretched around the bowl the zesty citric dressing and the slices of fresh oranges making it an extremely pleasing forage Amid all this lightness appears the calamari decadently battered yet springy on the inside all the frying belied by a sprightly pairing of pesto and aioli sauces By this time we are pretty entrenched but like the legionaries from Asterix and Obelix we soldier on gamely It is somewhere in the middle of this browsing and sluicing that we are reminded of the legend of the vomitoria Originally designed as an egress in ancient amphitheatres for the rapid dispersal of crowds after a show (gory or otherwise) the term vomitorium was misinterpreted as an anteroom wherein hedonistic Romans would retire to to clear their systems of all that food and drink before heading back to the party But we digress Back at our table we wished we could in fact clear our systems perhaps in a more elegant manner to partake the panoply of dishes headed our way After cruising through the Mediterranean and Levant we wash up on Asian shores First up is a pairing of Schezwan Eggplant and Garlic Noodles Firm and diabolically spiced the eggplant makes us forget our apathy for baigan while the noodles are textbook Our final port of call is the land of Five Rivers and we are served Dal Makhani and naan along with some Kashmiri Rogan Josh While the curried meat is tender it is the dal which walks away with the honours Undoubtedly the best Makhani we have ever eaten it has us wishing vomitaria were real so that we could clear our systems and come back and finish the whole dish Next time Meal for two: Rs 1500 (with tax) Address: P-10/90 Connaught Place Contact:33105528 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSrinagar:Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to look into reports that Kolkata police was seeking information about Kashmiri students residing in the state with the latter telling him the issue was related to the Centre Omar then questioned the Union Home Ministry’s motive in reportedly compiling data about students from Jammu and Kashmir in other states Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah PTI "This raises the wider question – why is MHA ordering states to compile dossiers/data of J&K students like this" Omar tweeted Earlier urging Banerjee to look into reports that Kolkata police was seeking information about Kashmiri students residing in the state he said "Dear @MamataOfficial can you please look in to this police order Info(rmation) gathering shouldn’t become harassment" Omar said Responding to the tweet Banerjee said "@abdullah_omar Issue related to MHA But let me assure u (you) people of J&K r (are) welcome We assure them peace of mind to enjoy beautiful Bengal" The National Conference working president had raised the issue with the West Bengal Chief Minister after a media report claimed Kolkata Police has asked education institutions to submit details of students from Jammu and Kashmir to it for onward transmission to Union Home Ministry Quoting the note the report said "Please let me know that students whose residential addresses is under the State of Jammu and Kashmir studies in your Institution for onwards transmission to the Ministry of Home Affairs North Block New Delhi Govt of India" Omar also drew the attention of Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien to the issue "Why are these students being singled out cc @quizderek Police ask Kolkata colleges to give details of J&K students" Omar said PTI Written by Pradeep S Mehta Ashwini K Swain | Updated: April 8 2015 1:37 am Piyush Goyal had promised 24×7 electricity supply to all Indians by March 2019 Related News Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has promised 24×7 electricity supply to all Indians by March 2019 A decade ago launching the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana the UPA government had set a similar target to ensure universal access to electricity by 2012 Yet a quarter of the Indian population still lacks access to electricity The major problem is in the stressed distribution sector — mainly in the public sector coupled with freebies given to vested interests Unless that is addressed squarely the 2019 target will be just another mirage From an optimistic vantage point the power sector has come a long way in the last two decades with significant achievements These include a tripling of the generation capacity with noteworthy private-sector participation renewable portfolio of 12 per cent in the energy mix grid connectivity across the country extension of access to more than 250 million users and some transformations in the market structure Yet the overall potential of the sector remains unrealised and expectations are unmet The lack of reliable power supply is a potential constraint on growth While 300 million Indians still lack access to electricity and per capita consumption is significantly below global standards the peak power deficit hovers around 5 per cent The sector’s finances are in the doldrums in the absence of any significant correction in distribution losses Despite the physical improvements the sector is back in a crisis situation similar to the 1990s It is an opportune moment to revisit the policy and regulatory framework and make appropriate corrections In that context the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2014 is a welcome step But does it address the eminent concerns Does it provide a clear framework for sustainable and inclusive electrical development The key thrust seeking to segregate carriage and content appears to be unclear While promoting competition at the retail level for better and more cost-effective service delivery to end consumers is justified the approach suggested appears flawed and prone to rent-seeking With the existing weak distribution network the proposed segregation will be unviable Given the provisions firms would cherry-pick the consumers and locations for obvious reasons Consequently being vested with universal supply obligation the state-owned incumbent supply licensee will have to cater to the low-paying rural consumers and thus run the losses The amendment therefore must vest the universal supply obligation on all the supply licensees as in telephony and civil aviation and simultaneously make an arrangement for the sharing of liabilities and cross-subsidies until it is phased out The bill also proposes significant changes with reference to the appointment of regulators their terms of office and review of their functioning In addition to representatives from public finance institutions there should be representation from consumer groups the judiciary academia and public service commissions in the selection committees The proposed three-year tenure and possibility of reappointment represents another case of thoughtlessness Given the complexities in the sector a three-year period may not provide enough time to comprehend the intricacies and bring in any constructive change The possibility of reappointment and related aspirations would compromise regulators’ autonomy Instead the existing terms of office with a five-year term and no possibility of reappointment are more appropriate More importantly retired civil servants and judges should be debarred from such positions The proposal for periodic review of performance of the regulatory commissions is a potential tool to ensure benchmarking and improve regulatory performance in the sector The proposal to anchor such review by the forum of regulators could result in poor work as the forum is constituted of the regulators Ideally a third party would be more suitable and free of bias for anchoring the review Such reviews should be conducted at regular intervals and the findings should be put in the public domain for benchmarking across commissions and better accountability The bill’s emphasis on renewable energy (RE) is welcome The proposed renewable energy policy is essential and expected to develop a clear operational strategy for meeting India’s RE ambitions (additional 100 GW solar and 60 GW wind by 2022) However the proposed renewable generation obligation (RGO) appears ambiguous The enforcement of the existing renewable purchase obligation (RPO) would inevitably create a market demand and thus promote RE generation What India needs is a strategy to enforce RPOs not another policy instrument like the RGO While RE is inevitable to meet India’s future energy needs energy efficiency will play an instrumental role in taming the demand which the bill seems to have missed Although India has taken several initiatives to improve energy efficiency there is a need to accelerate and consolidate such initiatives through the federal legislation Finally a critical slip in the bill is around consumer participation The Electricity Act 2003 was pathbreaking in putting “protecting interests of consumers” in the preamble as one of the key intents and enabling the consumer’s voice in the regulatory process A recent study by CUTS International finds that these provisions have been adopted by the states but in a token manner Experience shows it has not delivered the goods In that context the proposed amendment could seek to consolidate the mechanisms for consumer participation While the right institutional mechanisms are in place minor tweaks are needed in regulatory practice and the dots need to be connected to improve consumer experience with service delivery and the democratic legitimacy of the regulatory institutions A critical step towards promoting consumer participation in electricity governance is to identify dedicated consumer groups build their capacity and support them with sustained funding The funding can come through a consumer advocacy cess on the electricity bills as in the US This will not only strengthen consumers’ perspective on decision-making in the sector but will also help build consumers’ trust in the system and provide a check on any form of rent-seeking We believe these important concerns on the proposed amendment will be addressed before the final bill is tabled in Parliament Mehta is secretary general CUTS International Swain is a fellow at CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Adil Akhzer | Chandigarh | Published: July 25 2017 8:09 am The detection of swine flu cases in the city in the summer season has already set alarm bells ringing in the Chandigarh Health Department (Representational image) Related News Five-year-old son of a woman doctor working with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has become the latest positive case of swine flu in the city With this the total number of positive swine flu cases in the city has now reached seven According to sources the victim lives with his family in Sector 15 and was found positive after he was tested at PGI on Sunday The condition of the patient is stable Sources familiar with the case told Chandigarh Newsline on Monday that during investigation it was found that the child had been accompanying his mother to PGI for a week “There is a possibility that the child may have contracted the virus at the institute itself because of a huge rush of patients who visit the hospital on a daily basis” said an official The detection of swine flu cases in the city in the summer season has already set alarm bells ringing in the Chandigarh Health Department The Chandigarh Health Department has already intensified the surveillance activities in the city and has issued public advisories in the wake of the positive swine flu cases At Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 doctors said that to deal with the swine flu cases 20 medical staff including seven doctors had been deputed for those patients who are admitted to the swine flu ward of the institute “All the swine flu patients admitted to the hospital are treated by the staff designated in the swine flu ward The earmarked staff include staff nurses doctors and other staff” said a GMSH doctor GMSH sources said that the hospital authorities had also immunised the staff which had come in contact with the swine flu patients during treatment at the hospital in the last one week “As a precautionary measure the hospital has immunised 180 hospital staff to date and the hospital has issued around 1900 Tamiflu capsules for preventive treatment” said the GMSH doctor The first case of swine flu was recorded in the city last month Recently a 42-year-old man from Chandigarh who was found swine flue positive died at PGI Till last week the number of positive swine flu cases was six About the vector-borne diseases UT health officials said that 21 cases of dengue 66 cases of chikungunya and 30 cases of malaria have been reported in the city There are 17 positive swine flu cases in Punjab so far Two swine flu patients from Punjab too are admitted to PGI For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsVaranasi,s office in Lucknow. 2016 Meanwhile, Gautamiputra Satakarni. the first step would be to switch to an effective gum care toothpaste with zinc citrate. Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Shami had retaliated in a post saying that he didn’t need to be adviced on what he needed or need not do with his family.s two fastest-growing economies for regional stability and prosperity.including areas like Rander, 2013 4:02 am Related News The sufferings and courage of Bapu?

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