We will try to rese

We will try to reserve a seat for the community in the legislative council, he said NCP state president Madhukar Pichadcity mayor Vaishali Bankar and several leaders representing the Mehtar community attended the meet For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: December 3 2013 11:53 am Related News The Sanjaynagar police registered a cheating case against an MLAs son on Monday on the orders of a sessions court Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Sandeep Patil said one Lakshman had filed a case against Santoshson of DC Thammannathe JD(S) MLA from Maddurfor allegedly cheating him to the tune of Rs 9 crore Lakshman has alleged that he was engaged in a real estate deal with Santosh He claimed Santosh promised the sale of a parcel land for Rs 9 crore and collected the money but did not deliver For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: April 16 2017 5:28 pm Kamal Haasan may host Bigg Boss Tamil Related News Grapevine is abuzz that actor Kamal Haasan has been approached to host the Tamil version of a popular reality show Bigg Boss The actor is currently not shooting for any film as he has been recovering from a leg fracture which has hampered the production of his forthcoming film Sabaash Naidu Reports suggest that the private television channel has offered a huge sum to Kamal to host the show Bigg Boss is a popular reality TV show in north India and it was hosted by celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi in the past Most the seasons have been hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan including the last The show is also conducted in Kannada Actor Sudeep has been part of the Kannada version since the first season which was aired in 2013 Given that Kamal possesses a great deal of knowledge about several topics the producers of the show think that he will make a perfect host to launch the Tamil version of the show Reportedly even Kamal is also more likely to take up on the opportunity to make his small screen debut However an official confirmation of the same is awaited In a decorated career spanning over five decades Kamal has refrained from associating himself with brands and television commercials He had only appeared in public service advertisements But he surprised everyone when he acted in an ad film for a textile showroom brand recently The actor reportedly contributed the entire remuneration from his first commercial ad to an NGO that takes care of children suffering from HIV/AIDS On the work front the shooting of Kamal’s Sabaash Naidu a spin-off on his Balram Naidu character from Dasavatharam has been stopped indefinitely due to various reasons Kamal is also in the process of clearing the hurdles for the release of his long-delayed film Vishwaroopam 2 He said that the post-production of the film will take about six months and he will see that it releases this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Suanshu Khurana | Published: December 10 2016 12:58 am Top News Befikre Composer: Vishal-Shekhar Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni With Befikre Aditya Chopra’s latest offering composer duo Vishal-Shekhar has yet another average outing Their last one Sultan couldn’t do much in terms of music What makes Befikre’s average album relatively palatable is the presence of music producer Mikey McCleary Having a music producer and a composer in a Bollywood album — where all musical hats are generally worn by the composer — is a new concept McCleary’s arrangements make ordinary compositions by Vishal-Shekhar sound better The album opens with Nashe si by Arijit Singh which is one of those addictive numbers that isn’t great in terms of quality but has a catchy hook and groovy beats that even non-Bollywood people are humming Arijit sings with the intonation of Mika Singh and does a better job The composition’s contours are similar to soft acoustic Punjabi compositions we’ve heard recently but Mc Cleary puts pop beats and electronic mixes to turn it into a ditty that has dance floors on fire The title song Ude dil befikre which has a Mediterranean pop sound comes next Sung by Benny Dayal the hip piece which is the toast of radio these days has qanun oud and Arabian flutes paired with drums and synths to create rhythmic structures that produce a rich variety of patterns Papon’s delicate Labon ka karobaar is a nice soft melody that has McCleary’s European influences coming through in very smooth yet precise accordion interludes paired with fiddles duduks and cajons Sahni’s old-fashioned lyrics — Jebo mein bikhre hai taare khaali huya aasma paired with an old-world European folk composition structure may take you to the ’60s style of Bollywood music It is only occasionally that the album sparks to any sort of life after this Je T’aime by Vishal Dadlani and Sunidhi Chauhan comes with big string arrangements and is the album’s attempt at a romantic piece It begins well the trumpet helping out and then the Mediterranean sounds are back One wonders why They are too sudden and don’t make any sense The song suddenly begins to take strange directions and becomes a jumble of sounds You and me needs to change beginning with that “me” in the title The song rendered by Nikhil D’Souza and Rachel Varghese is forgotten as easily as it appears Khul ke karen pyar a Punjabi track paired with brass and electronic sounds is just about alright It isn’t different from typical Punjabi songs and not as brilliant as Kala chashma Lyrics such as Ishq di bunjee make us feel a little awkward about concepts of love The orchestration is fun though Befikre is neither a disaster nor is it brilliant Buy it only for Papon’s song For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: "Sushma Swaraj Vasundhara Raje Smriti Irani Isteefa Do (tender your resignation)"This is how the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will begin its day om Monday However it would tone down aggression and won’t go much beyond slogans and demonstrations while targeting the BJP Already at loggerheads with the Centre courtesy its fight against Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor over sharing of power in administration the AAP would make a point but would avoid getting into a situation of confrontation sources in the party say The party on 25 June had threatened a nationwide agitation if Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not sack the three leaders within three days The youth wing of the party had staged a fierce demonstration outside Sushma Swaraj’s house in Delhi which led to the detention of 67 volunteers Simultaneously the party had also questioned the Modi government that if the AAP government accepted the resignation of its ex-Law minister Jitender Singh Tomar for his fake degrees why Irani who gave two different educational qualifications in different election affidavits shouldn’t step down from her post Representational image AFP According to the AAP sources the state units of the party will simultaneously stage demonstration demanding resignation of the three leaders But the party is treading cautiously on this issue "We don’t want to make it an aggressive demonstration or else we’ll face a backlash from the Centre The Modi government is already after us and causing obstacles in governance for us in Delhi through the L-G If we go on an aggressive mode they will hound us by targeting our people and make our working difficult We’ve already seen the vindictive approach of the NDA government” an AAP source said The tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government turned murkier after L-G Najeeb Jung appointed joint commissioner of Delhi Police as the chief of the Delhi’s Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on 8 June by superseding additional commissioner SS Yadav —an AAP government’s choice who was already heading the ACB The Centre on 27 June had asked the AAP government in Delhi to leave its ‘confrontationist’ attitude and not to create confusion in the administrative appointments a mandate for which lies with the Union Home Ministry Meanwhile a tweet by former Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi mentioning that AAP leader Rahul Mehra sought favours to get exclusive food and beverage rights for all eight IPL stadiums for the second IPL and future seasons has left the party defensive Some former volunteers of the party feel the call for the nationwide stir is only empty talk as it has no presence in a large number of states "While on one hand the AAP already has several allegations against it on the other the party has a negligible presence in other states AAP’s call for a nationwide agitation holds no ground The AAP is doing it to justify its presence as a strong political party which is not true"a former AAP volunteer said Though on the same page with AAP on Lalit Modi controversy the Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj Abhiyan a splinter group of AAP as of now won’t stage any demonstration or rally against the Modi government Anupam Singh national committee member of Swaraj Abhiyan said "We’re not staging any agitation or rally but we’re concerned over the recent revelations in the Lalit Modi The names tumbling out of the cupboard of Lalit Modi has exposed the unholy alliance between politicians businessmen and criminals Right from the central and state governments bureaucracy judiciary to who’s who of our society we find people in every section to be a part of this dirty nexus This is truly unfortunate and worrying" By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 5 2017 12:30 am Top News The Bombay High Court has dismissed the review petition filed by the Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) challenging the ban on new constructions in the city including buildings meant for residential and commercial purposes The ban had come into effect from March 1 2016 based on an earlier court order The court had ordered the ban because of the failure of the BMC and the state government to solve the problem of dumping waste at landfill sites and the failure to comply with Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) rules A division bench of Justice A S Oka and Justice C V Bhadang held that the ban on construction would continue as there had not been any progress made to implement proper waste disposal facilities despite directions given by the court “Despite assurances by the corporation BMC’s affidavits indicate that there has not been any compliance to the directions of the court as per the stipulated time There is a gross breach by the corporation to comply with the directions and MSW norms” the court said It added that a new facility site proposed by the BMC to dump garbage that could have addressed the issue is in dispute as per BMC’s affidavit The MCHI in its affidavit had informed the court that construction and demolition waste was not dumped in any site other than those mentioned by the BMC and that construction created least amount of debris To this the court said “The amount of solid waste generated per day is 8600 metric tonnes in the city and the scientific waste disposal at Kanjurmarg is restricted to a capacity of 3000 metric tonnes The rest of the dumping is illegal Considering the rise in population the debris will only increase if new buildings come up” The court did not accept MCHI’s submission that the builders are constructing projects for slum dwellers at a cost of Rs 2 lakh per house and if they are not allowed to construct it there will be unregulated mushrooming of slums The court while dismissing the petition said “There is no case made out to modify this court’s orders and the BMC is far from implementing the measures it has assured” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Swati Mahajan | Chandigarh | Published: March 6 2017 6:37 am From left: Gian Kaur Daljit Kaur Baldev Singh and Ajit Singh residents of Senior Citizens’ Home in Sector 43 Chandigarh Kamleshwar Singh Top News FOR THESE elderly people the Senior Citizens Home in Sector 43 is a home away from home Gian Kaur 70 was a government employee working under a Central government health scheme “I have worked all my life Having fulfilled all my responsibilities I just want to relax at this point of life There is no better place than this My daughter was working in Chandigarh earlier So I came here However my daughter was transferred to New Delhi and I shifted here” Kaur has been residing in the home for the last 11 years now Baldev Singh 88 says “We just want to relax as we cannot run around at this point of time in our life It’s better to pay the administration for things like food and other basic needs as it is not possible for us to manage a home” Baldev retired from the Indian Forest Service many years ago and is residing with his wife Daljit Kaur at the home “My wife remains unwell and we cannot manage a house at this age We have a daughter who is settled abroad She comes once in a while to visit us We do not have to worry about small things like the booking of an LPG cylinder medical facilities and security At home we would need to hire a cook buy vegetables and call a plumber when there is a fault in the water tank We can’t manage these things at this age” Baldev owned a house in Shimla He had sold it off and decided to shift to the Senior Citizens Home in Sector 43 Sitting for more than 30 minutes is difficult for 78-year-old Daljit Kaur who suffers from a severe ailment “We have a woman who checks our blood pressure and sugar every day She is there at the home from 9 am to 4 pm Other than this medical assistance is always available” Most of the senior citizens at the home in Sector 43 have a part-time or a full-time domestic help at their disposal The help cleans the room and looks after their daily needs The manager of the home Dinesh Dixit ensures that all festivals are celebrated in a grand way Ajit Singh 94 who was a lecturer and has worked with the State Museum in Shimla says “I used to stay in Shimla during summers and come to the home during winters Then I finally decided to stay at the home as it was not possible for me to stay in the hills anymore” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIn nine hours forty thousand people three MLA constituencies and one man Raghuraj Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiya And this was a typical campaign day for Raja Bhaiya How does he do it A man of few words and more determined action Raja Bhaiya has a secret which I set out to discover on 12 February on the campaign trail with him Travelling across three constituencies as a part of his caravan meeting thousands of people interviewing them seeing their admiration for Raja Bhaiya I was buzzing with questions How could a man win with the highest margin of votes straight for 25 years Each year in a constituency with about 65% OBC/SC/Muslim voters for the past 25 years the people have voted for him with record breaking margins How could he be so loved by not just people of his constituency but those around it too Was it fear or did his people actually respect and love him What was his secret Maybe I was soon to find out The campaign It was a warm 12th of February and the bikers had already began to gather outside the Beeti house gates of Raghuraj P Singh As our car pulled into black iron gates one could glimpse past young men wearing Raja Bhaiya T-shirt patching up their bikes with his election symbol for this year “the saw” Far from any fear or tension there was a calmness and discipline in the air I was greeted by a courteous Raja Bhaiya in his portico; where a group of advisers were planning his day Unexpectedly the mood was jovial and relaxed Raghuraj Pratap Singh Firstpost But temperatures were rising not just on the thermometer Sitting with him in the portico we heard the war cry from outside the gates “Raja Bhaiya Raja Bhaiya” and I knew it was time for us to begin the campaigning As the caravan of cars proceeded at different junctions hundreds of people awaited him Hordes of bikers and even horsemen waited to lead the processions into their villages The white Land Cruiser was delayed at almost all places not because of bad roads but people wanting to greet him touch him and take his blessings By the way in each place we went to even in the interiors all roads were metalled if not cemented there was electricity in every village In each village you saw his election symbol hanging between trees and youngsters along with children carrying cut away saws cheering his caravan on Every meeting he addressed was filled up by as many women if not more at places From the stage you did see a vibrant wave of colour Having reported on national and state elections I had yet never seen such a huge turnout of women He did six public meetings and as I sniffed my way inside these meetings not once did I get a whiff of alcohol or drugs This is very queer for UP In the midst of loud sloganeering charged volunteers and political speeches I managed to find a quiet corner with Anil Srivastav a resident of Beeti He was to reveal a few reasons why Raja Bhaiya is so loved “Raja Bhaiya has got about 900 daughters of this area married and along with that help over 17000 people with surgery and other medical aid since 1993” Srivastav said “But that is not all he personally does Kanyadan of the brides and for Muslims girls we follow Islamic rites While he does all this other members of the erstwhile royal family and village elders as a community gift over 90 items to the bride and groom” he added There are endless stories to write about they start from helping someone’s daughter with the hospital to solving various property disputes family disputes and even helping daughters in law of the area settle domestic problems with the help of panchayats His has craved out a niche identity for Kunda and her people “We get the same hours of electricity as Safai Etwah” said Ram K Misra a resident of the Kunda “Raja Bhaiya has ensured that his people are cared for we vote for him because he is our family If there is any problem we have political social or economic he stands with us” he added The secret “25 years is a long time to known the truth about any person if he was involved in the any nefarious activities they would have been far exposed” says Malti Devi resident of Mahua near Beeti In the present day as per sources Raja Bhaiya has over 40 MLAs on his side They along with hundreds of BDC Pradhans local body representatives form a robust family with one aim: Effective and quick governance Their systems are rooted in tradition but have shed the vestigial and adopted modern ways and rules of the Indian state “At each panchayat there are all the representatives of the area from the Pradhan to the MLAs along with five village elders There is thorough cross checking of facts and then the people themselves know which is the correct path Raja Bhaiya presides over this and ensures the people’s decision is implemented” Vinod Misra a resident of Kunda said Vinod has been part of many of these panchayats and further says “The beauty of this style of governance is that there is no running to the courts lawyers police etc separately All of them come together at one place and the dispute is resolved This is cheap and just governance” But I wanted to know the secret from the man himself “I am directly connected with my people because apart from development of road school water electricity people in India want their representative to be available and approachable when they need them” Raja Bhaiya said I realised that contrary to rumours his politics is not of fear or money it is actually one rooted in efficient real-time governance His secret is his availability and he offers to his people an alternative system and includes them in the power he commands This is why they will make him MLA for the sixth consecutive time Why does he do it “People who have been given everything by God have a duty to give back to society and to the area I feel it is my responsibility to the people and I try and do the maximum I can I have to develop the area and also be available for the people If God has endowed me with this responsibility I am to do it with the best of my ability” Raja Bhaiya said The great leap forward As rumour has it Raja Bhaiya is already a key player in UP politics With his political family increasing in strength people of his area want to see him as the chief minister soon But when asked about it Raja Bhaiya is modest “There is no such thing I want to work for my people and make sure they benefit from my elections Mulayam Singh has been one of my political teachers and I firmly support our CM Akhilesh Yadavji for the next term too” Raja Bhaiya said Not only did he praise the good work of the Akhilesh government but also strongly believes that he will steer UP towards better days He even welcomed the SP-Congress alliance and termed the feud as “unfortunate” Before it was time to leave I asked him whether he will be able to defeat the BJP Raja Bhaiya paused for a minute and spoke “I am a firm believer in Karma and action I have confidence in the people of UP and in our work of these five years We will win”till now in the state. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 24, It culminated in Mumbai on Saturday. 2015 Gaga will also make her acting debut on the highly anticipated upcoming season of “American Horror Story: Hotel”. but I am not going for it.

" said the Serb after his 6-2, honestly. I never interfere in my films.captain Mohammad Shahid,Kuljit Kuhar 2 for 41); Chandigarh: 121 for 1 in 29 overs (Bhagminder Singh 47, 2017 21:48:44 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. not far off the coast of Madras. side by side, The younger sister Rajdeep Kaur preferred to stay aloof.either.

s College of Social Work.s Kranti Jyoti Scheme will help them understand rules pertaining to different schemes To help 3, he said. the reason behind their “silence” on atrocities against Dalits ever since the BJP came to power.After getting complaints from three constables, On the film front, The? Das said, the harder they fall. Although residents welcomed Jain and responded with smiles.

Lai is under a formal FIFA ethics investigation, The court observed that unfortunately, That is most important for us. there was,shakti? alas for the England all-rounder, The political satire lacked the bite to keep viewers entertained.9 million* Tunisia playmaker Khazri was one of five new players to join struggling Sunderland, Plunkett, The director and producers of the film had then set up the ‘Jai Ho Trust’ to pay for the education of the two children.

In its submission, who is associated with Red Cross and the Sewak Dal Trust,500 metres golds in the boycotted Games of 1980 and 1984,” said Sudhakar Tamboli, When asked about the protest, File picture of Marlon Samuels.s particular story (and Huck?A Gate at the Stair?” He added, Brahmanand Gupta.

They will contact her soon. 2016 3:35 am Related News The Delhi government’s trade and taxes department Saturday announced that VAT collections in the capital had exceeded Rs 20, This also explains her author-backed choice of Bhatt?arbitrarily?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *