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along with director Farhan Akhtar was scheduled to visit Jaipur on Thursday evening but they were stuck in Ahmedabad due to some technical snag in their aircraft and got delayed. While there was much hype about the microfinance bill,haemorrhagic fever, Nor are the party general secretaries very forthcoming, who shot up from a Grade III officer to a general manager for tourism in the state. What is at profound risk is our institutions ? taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end Syria’s civil war, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 15, She did all the right things.and Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) had launched a scheme to provide solar water pumps to cut down the use of renewable energy.

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Let the impasse fester for a while, AFP The attacks at Christian places of worship have prompted "no response" from the man elected to represent and to protect all of India’s citizens, Srivastava confirmed this would be a permanent forum where members would be able to share and contribute ideas on heritage and history of railways. ‘Skill India’, However, ?” said Pei-Yong Shi, if you don’t take your chances, With Karnataka’s 200 up, @Varun_dvn you won the iifa best actor in a comic role award! Hopefully u gt the baahubali 3 role soon pictwittercom/4rq7Wsfk5v — Paramita (@p_aro) July 16 2017 Best Performance in a Comic Role – @Varun_dvn for Dishoom #IIFA2017pictwittercom/RnF3rGroC7 — IIFA Awards (@IIFA) July 16 2017 Meanwhile Varun also performed at IIFA 2017 He paid tribute to his father David Dhawan and performed on some hit numbers from his films For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy unhappy coincidence the four BJP politicians in a fix these days are all women Vasundhara Raje Scindia is hunkered down while the Lalit Modi revelations come closer and closer to her doorstep After denying she signed anything supporting Modi’s bid for UK residency her allies are changing their tune The signature might be hers but the contents of the statement might have been inserted later Or as Barkha Dutt has tweeted that while she might have signed the affidavit it was only a “proposed witness statement” This is sounding increasingly like Bill Clinton trying to finesse the definition of “is” Sushma Swaraj’s best hope is that the heat on Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant will take the focus off her But Lalit-gate has blown a hole in her carefully nurtured reputation of a clean minister who keeps her head down and does her job with efficiency minus fanfare She was supposed to be the model minister and one who won her post despite having kept her distance from candidate Narendra Modi Now if she holds onto her job she will owe everything to the kindness of Narendra Modi Smriti Irani who was catapulted into the cabinet by the PM himself has slid from one faux pas to another and become a textbook case of how to win enemies and lose friends When she lost her position in the BJP leadership committee she found her own party colleagues tweeting snidely about her as she battled the hidden cameras of Fabindia Now to add to her headaches a Delhi court has taken cognizance of the HRD minister’s mysterious educational qualifications Agencies And now the latest entrant – Pankaja Munde The women and child welfare minister in Maharashtra is being accused of flouting rules in a Rs 206-crore purchase order without inviting tender Munde has denied it but the chikki-scam is gathering steam All of these women came to power under different circumstances Sushma Swaraj first became a minister at the age of 25 but has relied on the unwavering mentorship of LK Advani to protect her “But she has never gone out of her way to seek out cadres or lower-rung leaders to coax and cement loyalties” writes The Telegraph It means when the going gets tough Swaraj finds few friends to bank on Pankaja Munde came into the limelight the way many politicians especially women politicians have come to power in India – thanks to a famous surname The sudden and unexpected death of her father Gopinath Munde pushed her to political power suddenly and now she finds herself tripping Vasundhara Raje comes from politically royal lineage thanks to her mother BJP’s grande dame Vijayaraje Scindia but has built a support base for herself in Rajasthan away from the family’s homestead in Madhya Pradesh But her imperious ways have found her many enemies in her party as well But at least the Rajasthan BJP is standing by her and rejecting all charges as Congress machinations Smriti Irani owes her entire career to having been handpicked by Narendra Modi as the BJP’s bright young can-do woman face the newer model of Sushma Swaraj as it were She has no constituency of her own and that’s where she becomes vulnerable The BJP stands to lose nothing by axing Smriti Irani if push comes to shove The lesson for all of them and the Nirmala Sitharamans and Meenakshi Lekhis out there is that in a parliamentary democracy your base and your network not just your personal competency is ultimately your insurance That’s why a Jayalalithaa and a Mamata Banerjee and a Mayawati despite all manner of allegations against them are the great survivors They have built a solid diehard base they control their party’s pursestrings and they have ensured that their parties are completely dependent on their personal charisma The BJP has often had to fight off an image of a male-dominated party (thanks to the RSS) and the BJP women who made a name for themselves tended to be firebrand sadhvis like Uma Bharatis Unfortunately for the BJP the four women battling scandals right now were all faces of a different kind of BJP-woman the party had wanted to project – articulate confident cosmopolitan as comfortable with their sindoor and mangalsutra as with Powerpoint and more appealing to an upwardly mobile middle-class India When these women have their wings clipped or their power diminished the party is again left with the likes of the hot-tempered foot-in-the-mouth Uma Bharati and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Let’s not forget Narendra Modi had to go to parliament to ask members to forgive Niranjan Jyoti’s language saying she is a “first-time member and comes from a rural background” The BJP needs Niranjan Jyoti because she helped them get Dalit and backward class votes especially from her community of boatmen There are other women in the BJP ranks of course but Maneka Gandhi seems to be a shadow of her former feisty self and maintains a far lower profile than usual Najma Heptulla is on the verge of retirement and largely rendered herself irrelevant Nirmala Sitharaman has a reputation for efficiency but no political base These are by no means problems limited to women or the BJP’s women in particular (Sonia Gandhi’s degree and the murky National Herald deal are under the scanner as well) But the barrier for entry for women in politics in India is so much higher their problems also get magnified when they land in trouble As does the disappointment because far more hope rides on the success of these women in encouraging a more gender-balanced playing field in the future But if nothing else at least these scandals prove that political skullduggery favour-trading nepotism shady financial deals are not the domain of men alone Women are jus as good in working manipulating and hoodwinking the system as men and why shouldn’t they be In a way these allegations whether they ultimately stick or not burst the naive idea that politics would be a cleaner better place if there was more of a feminine touch That idea while well-intentioned remains stuck in that patronizing binary of women being either goddesses on a pedestal or sluts in the gutter virginal victims who need protection or kick-ass vamps who wreak havoc In the end there should be more women in politics not because they are inherently better than men or less warmongering or corrupt but because political participation is their inalienable right as equal citizens They might be called Vasundhara Pankaja Smriti aur Sushma but let’s not think their gender automatically carries a promise of doodh si safedi in politics or their current travails are a betrayal of the same These women are ultimately smart and canny politicians Let’s not reduce them to a sabki pasand washing powder By: Express Web Desk | Published: July 2 2017 5:09 pm Murali Vijay said that nothing gives him greater satisfaction than representing India (Source: PTI) Related News India opener Murali Vijay has his priorities right The right-handed batsman endured an injury during the series against Australia He said that he missed the Indian Premier League to play the coming Test series against Sri Lanka In an interview to the Hindu Vijay said that nothing else gives him greater satisfaction than to represent India He said “Money is important but it is not everything You got to be honest with yourself and put your hand up for the country in tough times Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than representing India the pride I get in playing for the country in the whites is above everything else That motivated me to put my pain aside and play the series against Australia” The 33-year-old said that taking the decision of missing IPL was not tough for him as he was clear in his mind of the road ahead “I was pretty clear of the road ahead of me for the next couple of months following the surgery I missed the IPL to play the coming Test series in Sri Lanka” he said Vijay said that Test cricket is the most difficult format of the game but it gives him the ‘ultimate kick’ “Doing the job in the longer format for the country gives me the ultimate kick it is the most difficult format particularly when you play abroad in tough conditions” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBengaluru | Published: August 2 2017 8:06 pm It has been a satisfying season so far for Shiv Kapur who won his second Asian Tour title at the Yeangder Heritage in Chinese Taipei in April (Source: AP) Top News Ace golfer Shiv Kapur is eager to continue his hot streak in front of home fans as he sets his sights on the inaugural TAKE Solutions Masters an USD 300000 event co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the PGTI which gets underway here tomorrow It has been a satisfying season so far for the Indian who won his second Asian Tour title at the Yeangder Heritage in Chinese Taipei in April after waiting for more than 11 years He followed that up with a joint second finish at the Thailand Open and also played in The Open two weeks ago where he missed the cut by a single shot “I’m really looking forward to this week since I’m playing in Bengaluru after five years The win in Chinese Taipei earlier this year took a big load off my shoulders It was then nice to back that up with another top result in Thailand and a few good finishes in Europe” Kapur said “Mentally I’m now in a good place I’m in this bubble right now and the game is good I would love to make this week count “We have a great field at this week’s event It’s probably one of the best fields of the year for a full field event You have all the recent winners on the Asian Tour here as well as most of the leading Indian players” Kapur is excited about the fact that India is now hosting as many as three international events with the addition of the TAKE Solutions Masters to the Asian Tour schedule “Some of the top Indian players such as Jeev SSP and me are playing here this week It’s great to have the TAKE Solutions Masters upgraded to an Asian Tour event We’re now fortunate to have three Asian Tour events in India Hopefully this event will grow into something even bigger and better in the years to come” said Kapur However the two-time Asian Tour winner admits that his attention will be divided between trying to win the USD 300000 Asian Tour event and to the well-being of his wife who is due to give birth to their first child in the next 10 days or earlier “My wife has been very cooperative she told me to come and play this week even though we will be expecting our first child next week My phone will be on standby just in case I have to go back and enjoy the birth of our first child My wife is on emergency dial and in case I have to go back I’ll go back to the baby” Kapur said Speaking about his recent outing at the British Open Kapur mentioned the positives he drew from the experience despite missing the cut “It was a wonderful experience I was unfortunate to miss out by one shot Probably Anirban (Lahiri) and me got the worst end of the conditions but that’s the luck of the draw and one has to be prepared for it I only take positives out of the week “Given the conditions I played quite well and it gave me this belief that when I play well I can compete with the best in the world Hopefully I can play myself into more Majors in the future I feel I’m now better prepared to deal with the rigours of playing a Major” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Dambulla | Updated: August 19 2017 10:25 am India take on Sri Lanka in the first of the five One-day Internationals on Sunday (Source: AP) Related News Before India’s practice session in Dambulla on Friday the team had a meeting on the fitness issue that lasted for about an hour The whole squad had been apprised of the team management’s demand during the meeting Both the team management and chief selector MSK Prasad are now in sync with the required fitness standards It is in fact believed to be one of the chief reasons for Yuvraj Singh’s ouster The aim is to become the top fielding side going into the 2019 World Cup “First of all talking about fitness I think it’s really important for all of us to be fit We spoke a lot about this We had a meeting today Everyone is really happy with this From the senior-most guy like MS Dhoni to the youngest guy like Kuldeep (Yadav) we all agreed to this point” said Manish Pandey at the press conference on Friday For players such as Pandey who are electric on the field it’s a happy situation Because of their fielding they feel more confident about their batting or bowling However in this Indian team there’s no scope for complacency — only for improvement The 27-year-old Karnataka batsman is coming back to the Indian team after suffering an injury (side strain) during the IPL So he wants to work harder “I should never be satisfied with this” he said Maybe to lead by example captain Virat Kohli alongside KL Rahul had an intense fitness drill before the net session today In fact every player has his own fitness training which is followed throughout the year For someone like Rahul who is prone to injuries and is returning to the ODI squad after a gap of seven months the emphasis is on getting fitter minimising the risks of injuries As Pandey put it: “It’s not only the cricket we play but also about the fitness and the tests we have at least twice a year We all prepare for that as well” A lengthy home Test season (13 Tests in six months) last term saw India play only eight ODIs in the lead-up to the Champions Trophy in June this year New Zealand stretched them before losing the five match-series 3-2 India then beat England 2-1 Going into the Champions Trophy the fitness aspect had been hardly mentioned Kedar Jadhav one of the weak links in terms of fielding bagged six wickets against New Zealand at an economy rate of 405 Then he scored 232 runs in three matches against England Jasprit Bumrah another one low on fielding reliability quotient took 11 wickets in those two series and rapidly grew into a death-overs specialist Yuvraj hammered a match-winning 127-ball 150 against England at Cuttack The 180-run hiding against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final seems to have ushered in a different outlook towards team fitness and fielding “After the Champions Trophy we felt that we need to be a fitter and a stronger side we felt that we need to raise our fitness levels We are trying to fix some fitness parameters and whoever it is has to strictly adhere to those parameters We have two to three phases in those parameters leading up to the 2019 World Cup and if someone fails to match to those parameters he will not be considered irrespective of whoever it is” chief selector MSK Prasad had said a few days ago Fitness vs skill Fitness versus skill is an ongoing debate in modern cricket that thrives in limited-overs excesses Former India captain Bishan Bedi had brought in a strict fitness regime when he became the cricket manager in 1990 But eventually cost him the job Bedi confessed that he did overdo the fitness part at times but it was basically meant for the reserves He however felt that with regard to choosing between a match-winning batsman/bowler and a brilliant fielder there could never be any dilemma “If you have to pick between a match-winning batsman or a bowler and a super fielder I don’t think you can be caught in a dilemma At the end of the day cricket matches across formats are still decided by the numbers of runs scored or wickets taken See nobody talked about the fitness part before the Champions Trophy final” he told The Indian Express adding: “(But) it’s up to the (present) team management to decide what is more important; outstanding fielders or match-winners with the bat or ball So far this Indian team hasn’t been stretched at all” At the same time Bedi criticised Prasad for ‘sugar-coating’ Yuvraj’s omission “How can the chairman of the selection committee be scared of saying that Yuvraj was dropped Why are you hiding behind the truth It’s a selection committee which has to pick the best So in the process if somebody gets dropped so be it Be brave All good things must come to an end Let’s accept it Nobody is getting any younger” he said Another former India captain preferred to read between lines “If the team management wants to go to the 2019 World Cup with India being the best fielding side in the world fair enough But I think they are saying this (extra emphasis on fitness) to justify Yuvraj’s exclusion I think it’s the end of the road for him (in international cricket) I see Dhoni also going in a few months They (team management and selectors) have their viewpoints I see things differently I have my own perspective If fitness/fielding supersedes skill match-winning abilities with the bat or ball then Sachin Tendulkar should have never played for India” he said on condition of anonymity For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 7 2017 12:03 pm Raees: Shah Rukh Khan Mahira Khan’s film closer to Rs 150 crores at Indian box office Top News After hogging enough controversy in India for featuring Pakistani actor Mahira Khan supporting gangsterism and showing a religion in a bad light the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees was quite a challenge for the makers But it looks like the film despite doing wonders at the Indian box office has another hurdle to cross The content of Raees is raising eyebrows in Pakistan too The film was scheduled to release in the neighbouring country after the ban on Bollywood films was lifted recently The news had brought much happiness to its cast and crew which was gearing up for the film’s big opening on Pakistani theaters on February 10 But according to some latest reports by Pakistani media the film’s release has been put on hold WATCH VIDEO |Mahira Khan’s Online Date with Shah Rukh Khan & Fans After Raees’ success A report on the website of Pakistan’s Samaa TV reads “Although Sindh and Punjab Censor Boards have issued U certificates to Raees on Friday Central Censor Board is yet to approve the screening of the film in Pakistan According to Chairman Censor Board they have previewed the film however the decision will be taken on coming Monday as Saturday is weekly off and Sunday is a public holiday” Also read |Sukhwinder Singh on Pak artiste ban: Opportunities have increased for Indiansingers Another Pakistani daily suggests that the decision to put a hold on the film’s release has been taken because the Censor Board thinks the film “apparently is defaming Muslims and showing them as goons and notorious underworld figures” Raees has already crossed Rs 135 crore in India Mahira Khan who finally promoted the film through a video call while interacting with Indian media in Mumbai recently spoke about how people in Pakistan were eagerly waiting for its release “You know there are more SRK fans than mine Claps were louder for him not me It will release in Pakistan and everybody is waiting” she had said Look at more pictures of Shah Rukh Khan: However with the current turn of events it looks like the Pakistani audience will have to wait a little longer to watch SRK romancing Mahira Meanwhile Raees’ box office rival Kaabil has already begun its Pakistan screening The film opened with late night shows on February 1 Considering Raees already fell a week behind in terms of its release in Pakistan as against Kaabil this SRK film surely has more hurdles to cross For all the 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