Jan 28th 2017, 9:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Take me to Fora http://jrnl.ie/3207415 Get the top business news from Fora delivered to your inbox: Share Tweet Email 11,818 Views Short URL By Fora Staff US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump was only in the Oval Office a few hours when he formally abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership.TPP, as it was commonly known, was an ambitious trade deal between the US and 11 other Pacific-rim countries, including Japan, Canada and Australia.Sold as a means to boost trade across the region, it had taken seven years to negotiate and was a key policy for the Obama administration.Trump’s decision to scrap TPP came as little surprise. On his road to the White House, the property mogul pushed protectionist trade policies and promised to withdraw from the agreement, claiming it would hurt American workers and manufacturing if it were to go ahead.The move has also spelled the likely death knell for a similar trade deal with Europe – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, although Trump has been notably more quiet on that agreement’s fate.Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes, one of TTIP’s most vocal supporters from Ireland, told Fora that he is certain the EU-US deal will follow the same fate as the Pacific agreement. However, he suggested that it might not be completely dead – merely “in cold storage”.With that in mind, let’s look at what will likely become of TTIP over the next four years. Donald Trump withdrawing the US from TPP Source: Evan Vucci/AP/Press Association ImagesWhat’s the deal with TTIP?First, a quick recap of what exactly TTIP entails – and why it is loathed in many circles.Years in the making, TTIP would see a relaxation of trade barriers between the European Union and the US.It would see a reduction in tariffs between the two regions, as well as a consolidation of regulations covering a wide range of sectors, from food to pharmaceuticals and textiles.The stated point is to standardise cumbersome rules and make it easier for the world’s two largest economies trade with each other.However, much like a similar and troubled free-trade deal between Europe and Canada called CETA, TTIP has been met with fierce opposition.The rise in anti-establishment rhetoric on both sides of the Atlantic makes TTIP – which is strongly supported by big business – a natural enemy. Anti-TTIP protests Source: Markus Schreiber/AP/Press Association ImagesSceptics are concerned that the deal could lead to the privatisation of public services like healthcare, education and transport.Critics have said the secretive deal is too favourable to corporations and are worried about a provision that would give businesses the power to sue governments for lost profits over unfavourable laws.A high-profile case where tobacco behemoth Philip Morris attempted to bring a claim against Australia over plain-packaging laws did little to ease those concerns.There was also alarm late last year when MEPs were not permitted to take notes when they were given access to TTIP documents. A major leak from Greenpeace poured more fuel on the fire with claims that the deal is “a huge transfer of power from people to big business”.What’s next for TTIP?The collapse of TPP is largely seen as curtains for TTIP – although some would argue its demise has been in the making for some time.The controversial deal was dealt a big blow a few months ago when Germany’s vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said it had “de facto failed”.His comments were in sharp contrast with those of chancellor Angela Merkel, who said TTIP was “absolutely in Europe’s interest”.The European Commission scrambled to dismiss Gabriel’s claims and said talks had entered “a crucial stage” and would be ready to close by the end of 2016.However, it failed to finalise the agreement while Barack Obama was still US president, leaving it exposed to the full force of the incoming administration.Nevertheless, Trump’s decision not to tear up the deal immediately after entering office means there remain a few scenarios in which it could live on.One possibility is that the Republican will simply renegotiate and rebrand TTIP – the term Trump Trade and Investment Partnership would have an obvious appeal – and claim full credit for the move.When asked for his take on TTIP’s future, Brian Hayes, who is also a member of the European committee on economics and monetary affairs, said there is no indication that Trump is going to reverse his position on free-trade deals. Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes Source: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie“I think for the short- to medium-term, or as long as the Trump presidency exists, it’s not likely to be resuscitated,” he said.“It’s quite clear that his rhetoric in the campaign will follow through in the presidency. It will be a presidency built on economic nationalism and protectionism and that is his modus operandi. Why would he advance TTIP?”That said, Hayes believes that there is a chance the trade deal is not completely dead and could be revived at some point in the future.“There was a lot of potential,” he said. “You could argue Europe needed this more than the US given our economic cycle right now.”He warned that the Trump administration “will rue the day that they have decided to look in top of themselves and not look out”.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie Saturday 28 Jan 2017, 9:30 AM 21 Comments Your crash course in… Whether a controversial EU-US free trade deal will soon be trumped A similar plan for Pacific nations has already felt the wrath of the presidential pen. Image: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Image: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
‘Real men pay their taxes’ – dozens arrested amid violent scenes during anti-Trump tax protests At least 21 people were arrested in Berkeley, California, as pro- and anti-Trump protesters clashed. http://jrnl.ie/3343076 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 16th 2017, 12:40 PM Police officers clash with protesters during pro- and anti-Trump demonstrations in Berkeley Source: Bay Area News Group/TNS/ABACATHOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS gathered yesterday in cities across the United States to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, a move of transparency he has repeatedly refused.The demonstrations were timed to coincide with the traditional 15 April deadline for annual tax filings, a massive date on the calendar for US households, and resulted in dozens of arrests.For decades, US presidents and presidential candidates have released their returns voluntarily, although there is no legal obligation to do so. US law requires only the publication of a financial statement that estimates assets, including debt and revenue, but does not give details on the amount of taxes paid.Trump, a billionaire property tycoon, released a financial statement but has kept his tax returns private, both during the election campaign and since taking office in January.Protesters and political rivals have said he should make a fuller disclosure to remove any inkling of potential conflicts of interest between his business interests and his political decisions.“Until he does, we’ll never know what he’s hiding or who his policies are designed to benefit,” said organisers of the “Tax March” demonstrations on its website. Source: Bay Area News Group/TNS/ABACA“We need a president who works for all Americans – and a tax system that does, too,” it added.At least 21 demonstrators were arrested after Trump opponents and supporters clashed at a march in Berkeley, California, US media said.‘Real men pay their taxes’In Washington, several thousand protesters of all ages gathered in front of the Capitol building housing Congress, holding signs such as “What is he hiding?” and “Real men pay their taxes”.A huge inflatable chicken with an orange-gold beak and a swirl of hair resembling Trump’s mane was displayed on the sidelines of the Washington protest, and at other venues.It was seen by some as the unofficial mascot for the protest – to suggest that the Republican president was afraid, or chicken, to publish his records.“If he’s got nothing to hide, he should release his tax returns,” said protester Liz Turner (31). Anti-Trump supporters spraying pepper spray at pro-Trump supporters in Berkeley Source: Paul KurodaAsked what she suspected was in them, Turner replied: “Maybe something to do with Russia?”67-year-old Ellen Lodwick, a retired corporate researcher from Maryland who has participated in anti-Trump demonstrations since his 8 November election, cast doubt on the president’s businesses.“There are probably many illegal or questionable investments in things that could affect how he looks at government and legislation, because he’s too connected,” she said.The protesters then marched along Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House, shouting “shame” as they passed by the Trump International Hotel.Trump again at Mar-a-LagoIn New York, thousands also marched, and demonstrations were held from Boston and Philadelphia on the East Coast to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles out West, and cities and towns in between.The Berkeley protests saw hundreds gather at a park, including Trump supporters who held a free speech rally, while opponents of the president’s policies shouted and chanted. Several fights broke out, according to the East Bay Times newspaper.Activists waved signs reading: “No! Pussy-Grabbing! No! Patriarchy! No! Fascist USA! Drive out Trump-Pence regime!” and “Fascist scum your time is done”.Trump has justified his refusal to publish tax returns by noting they are being audited. Federal tax authorities say that does not bar him from releasing the documents. Trump has repeatedly said he has used legal loopholes to minimise his tax burden.“Disclosing tax returns is the very lowest ethical bar for a president, and we are going to insist that he clear it,” Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, told the Washington crowd.Trump was not in the capital during the demonstration; he is again spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, where several hundred “Tax March” protesters also demonstrated outside yesterday.“Pay your taxes!” several shouted One young girl held a small sign that read “Trump is a tax e-VADER” and showed an image of Darth Vader wearing a blond hairpiece.© – AFP, 2017Read: Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote – but what is actually happening?Read: Kim Jong Un left red-faced as North Korean ‘missile test fails’ one day after military parade 88 Comments Share Tweet Email Sunday 16 Apr 2017, 12:40 PM By AFP 17,897 Views
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The numbers alone are overwhelming: 11.5 million documents, 4.8 million emails, 3 million database files, 2.1 million PDFs, totalling 2.6 terrabytes of data, containing information about 210,000 companies in 21 offshore jurisdictions, spanning almost 40 years (from 1977 to 2015). The greatest leak of internal data in history is bound to change the course of investigative journalism, exposing a widespread system of global tax evasion. From the first day of the massive-scale leak, it has been obvious that no country can claim to be unaffected.For the past week, more than a hundred media outlets around the world, coordinated by the Washington, DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), have been offering stories on the Panama Papers – leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, which specialises in creating shell companies for their clients to use their assets in tax havens around the world. That individuals and companies use entities in tax havens for various purposes has been known for a long time, but never before has so much light been shed into this shadowy practice, which may be unethical but is certainly not always illegal. The leak has caused significant international controversy, with high-profile names of politicians and businessmen, celebrities and FIFA officials being linked in some way to entities established in tax havens. Among those who have used the firm’s services and expertise are suspected financiers of terrorists and war criminals in the Middle East; drug kings and queens from Mexico, Guatemala and Eastern Europe; nuclear weapons proliferators in Iran and North Korea; arms dealers in southern Africa; and the chief negotiator for the Greek debt under Antonis Samaras.The records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which had reported previously on a smaller leak of Mossack Fonseca files to German government regulators. A Süddeutsche Zeitung reporter named Bastian Obermayer says that he was contacted via encrypted chat by his source, offering some sort of data intended “to make these crimes public”. The German paper shared the documents with the ICIJ, which in turn shared them with a large network of international partners, including the ABC and the Australian Financial Review in Australia, The Guardian and the BBC in the UK, Le Monde in France and Protagon.gr in Greece. Each organisation is examining the documents, trying to reveal the extent to which corporations and individuals in each country have been using the services of the Panamanian Firm, which operates on a global scale with franchises around the world. Mossack Fonseca has 600 operatives working in 42 tax havens, including Switzerland, Cyprus and the British Virgin Islands.From the first day of the massive-scale leak, it has been obvious that no country can claim to be unaffected. Major financial entities (such as HSBC and Société Générale) and individuals seem interconnected in the world of offshore banking, and at least 143 politicians and their families are deep into the practice – including 12 national leaders, not least among them Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is linked to $2 billion of hidden money through accounts held in the names of family members and his friend Sergei Roldugin, a celebrated cellist. UK Prime Minister David Cameron, came himself under scrutiny, after it was revealed that his late father, Ian Cameron, run an offshore investment fund that has paid no tax in the UK since it was founded in the 1980s. David Cameron, who has inherited 300,000 from his father admitted on Thursday that he did own shares of the Blairmore Investment Trust, established in Panama by Mossack Fonseca but he had sold them in 2010, before becoming PM.Other politicians include Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister; Ayad Allawi, ex-interim prime minister and former vice-president of Iraq; Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine (who was elected in May 2014 on a promise to clean up Ukraine’s corrupt politics and a couple of months later set up a secret offshore company in the British Virgin Islands, while his troops were fighting Russian troops and pro-Moscow rebels); Alaa Mubarak, son of Egypt’s former president; and the prime minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. The latter has been the first prominent casualty from the leak, having resigned from office under public outrage after it was revealed that his family had sheltered money offshore. According to the Panama Papers, Gunnlaugsson and his wife, Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir, bought a British Virgin Islands-based offshore company, Wintris Inc, in December 2007. Although there is no evidence of tax avoidance, evasion or dishonesty on the part of the couple, the company in question had big claims on Icelandic banks, which implies a great conflict of interest in a country that saw its bank sector collapse as a result of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. Gunnlaugsson himself came to power defending the collapse of his country’s financial system against the demands of foreign creditors, whom he has repeatedly characterised as “vultures”. GREEK DEBT NEGOTIATOR IN THE FILES Greece has also been a country dealing with said “vultures”, being on the verge of default and financial catastrophe since 2010. One of the people who has been deeply involved in its plight has been Stavros Papastavrou, whose name appears among those of the key players of the Panama Papers. A lawyer and longtime Nea Dimokratia party operative, Papastavrou was appointed by the former prime minister, Antonis Samaras, as his deputy chief of staff for European and international affairs. As such, he quickly became chief negotiator with the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank ‘Troika’ of creditors over the Greek bailout, gaining the full trust of Samaras, who was quoted as saying: “If only Greece had ten Papastavrou!”The ICIJ mentions his name as being implicated in a tax-evasion probe about an undeclared bank deposit of about $6.9 million in an HSBC Swiss bank account. Papastavrou denied the money was his, but nonetheless agreed to pay a $3.6 million fine last February to settle charges of tax evasion and money laundering. As shown in the Panama Papers, even at the time when he was working for the Greek government, he has been involved in multiple offshore foundations. From 2005 to 2014 he was a member of the councils of the now defunct Green Shamrock Foundation and Diman Foundation, while in 2006 he became the deputy chairman of Aisios Foundation, which still exists today. Asked to comment, he claimed he had “no ownership interest in these entities of any kind” and “was under no obligation” to declare them to tax authorities. Even after this revelation, Nea Dimokratia insists on backing him; the party’s deputy leader, MP Adonis Georgiadis, in a radio interview on Tuesday, insisted that the Greek state should name a street after Papastavrou. Less prominent has been the late Vlassis Kabouroglou, whose name was involved in an investigation on bribery and corruption, regarding the purchase of the anti-missile system Tor-M1 by the Greek Ministry of Defence, in a high- profile legal case that has seen the former minister and leading member of the Greek socialist party PASOK, Akis Tsohatzopoulos, being incarcerated. Tsohatzopoulos’ right hand man, Nikolaos Zigras, in his court statement, had named Kabouroglou as the organiser of the illegal payments connected to the missile and submarine purchase deals; investigation on this has stopped since Kabouroglou’s death in Jakarta, Indonesia, in October 2012. According to the Panama Papers, Kabouroglou was the managing director of Drumilan International Hellas S.A., a company in charge of going through with the sale. Appointed to the position by the Syrian businessman Fouad Al-Zayat (who has been tried in absentia in Greece and sentenced to life for bribery and 17 years for money laundering), Kabouroglou was suspected of being responsible for transfers amounting to $25 million, to two of Al-Zayat’s offshore companies, Drumilan International Ltd and Drumilan Offset Program Ltd. The Panama Papers show Kabouroglou associated with a series of other offshores related to arms dealing, either as founder (often along with his wife and another woman), or as holder of bearer shares. Another Greek name appearing in the Panama Papers is related to a case of massive bank fraud in Ireland. Apparently, Mossack Fonseca had been used by Achilleas Kallakis and an associate, who took £740m from Allied Irish Banks in one of the biggest scams ever to befall an Irish corporation. Kallakis, who changed his name from Stefanos Michalis Kollakis, was jailed for 11 years after being found guilty by a London court in 2013 of defrauding AIB of £740 million using deception and forgery. During the trial Kallakis argued that the web of Virgin Island-based offshore companies that received the loans from AIB were owned by an entity called the Hermitage Syndicated Trust, of which he was just an advisor. The leaked Mossack Fonseca files show that it provided nominee directors to a Panama-based company called FTS Worldwide Corporation, which acted as trustee to the Hermitage Syndicated Trust. The leaks show Mossack Fonseca operatives acting as nominee directors, signing loan applications to Barclays Bank on behalf of FTS, and granting power of attorney over FTS to a man in Switzerland, who in turn signed documentation to be used for the Barclays loan application.The Kallakis property portfolio in London was built up using loans from AIB, Barclays, and Bristol & West, which became part of Bank of Ireland. During the trial it emerged that AIB had been expanding its loan book in England during the period of the scam, with more than 50 per cent of the expansion going to Kallakis and his associate. The wider AIB group was subsequently bailed out by the Irish state.Greek media are also interested in revelations regarding German entities, given the strenuous relations between the two countries – especially after the scandal that saw Siemens bribing Greek officials for the contracts of security systems during the Olympics. Siemens seems to occupy a prime position in the papers as high-ranking employees are shown to have deposited undeclared money in offshore companies. Apart from that, the papers show that Deutche Bank, the biggest German bank, had utilised “more than 400 offshore companies up to 2007” while adding that “many thousands of Germans used these Mossack Fonseca fronting companies”. (L) Stavros Papastavrou; (R) Achilleas Kallakis.HUNDREDS OF AUSTRALIAN CASES The Panama Papers database also features hundreds of Australian citizens as well as dozens of Australian law firms, banks, accountants and major companies including BHP and Wilson which use Mossack Fonseca to incorporate companies in tax havens. Documents also reveal there are 77 Australian intermediaries or clients of Mossack Fonseca that help the law firm incorporate companies in tax havens.So far, very few names have seen the light of day – among them former opal miner Maxwell John Reid, who moved $100 million through Mossack Fonseca weeks after completing a prison sentence for 66 fraud-related charges. The Australian media have singled out some other individuals; among them John Patrick Gillespie, a man with a long criminal history, who was convicted over his role in one of Australian racing’s most infamous scandals. In 1984 in Brisbane he was part of a plot that saw the horse Bold Personality painted and substituted for the long-priced Fine Cotton in a race it won at Eagle Farm. In 1992, he became a founding director of two companies, International Millionaire’s Club and International Horseowner’s Club. Both were incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas by Mossack Fonseca. The companies were deregistered in 1995.Another Australian name is that of Murray Priestley, former Lifestyle Trader chief executive, banned from providing financial services by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for engaging in deceptive conduct” and offered clients “misleading advice”. At the time, he was a director of a company registered by Mossack Fonseca. After the law firm became aware of Mr Priestley’s ban, it sought additional due diligence information but it appears requests went unanswered. Despite the ban, Mr Priestley and his company Alpha Holdings Management remain active, according to the leaked documents.Also of interest is Warren Black, a Perth-based accountant and former ATO employee who runs a company called Wealth Safe (on the website he advertises his ability to help people avoid taxation); he also appears in ICIJ data as a director and shareholder of a Mossack Fonseca-managed company called Wealth Grow International Limited, which was incorporated in the Seychelles in March 2015 (although there is no suggestion of any illegal activities related to him, or the company). Also of interest to Australia are the Chinese names revealed in the papers. At least eight current or former members of China’s top ruling body, the politburo standing committee, are mentioned, possessing offshore companies arranged through Mossack Fonseca. Those reportedly named in the leaked database from the firm include Deng Jiagui, the brother-in-law of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, and Li Xiaolin, the daughter of former premier Li Peng, a Communist party hardliner who became known as the ‘Butcher of Beijing’ for his role in ordering the 1989 military crackdown on Tiananmen protesters. Another member of the ‘red elite’ is Jasmine Li, granddaughter of a powerful Chinese leader, who became the sole shareholder in two British Virgin Islands companies while still a teenager. Other prominent figures who have taken advantage of offshore companies include the brother-in-law of the president Xi Jinping, and the son-in-law of Zhang Gaoli, another member of China’s top political body, the politburo standing committee. Chinese news groups have been ordered to purge all mention of the Panama Papers from their websites and warned of harsh punishment if they are found to have published material “attacking China”.THE END OF CAPITALISM? This first course of events is just a foreshadowing of the effect that the full revelation of names implicated in the papers (scheduled to take place in May) will have. For the moment, the Panama Papers have managed to set the agenda of an international debate on tax avoidance and entitlement in a globalised economy. In an editorial, Time magazine even spoke of the end of capitalism as we know it, while Barack Obama made the highest profile intervention yet in favour of the global reform of tax avoidance. Addressing reporters at the White House, the US president said: “There is no doubt that the problem of global tax avoidance generally is a huge problem. The problem is that a lot of this stuff is legal, not illegal.”The US president added that the leak from Panama illustrated the scale of tax avoidance involving Fortune 500 companies, running into trillions of dollars worldwide.“We shouldn’t make it legal to engage in transactions just to avoid taxes,” he said, praising instead “the basic principle of making sure everyone pays their fair share”.HOW DID MOSSACK FONSECA REPLY “We cannot provide responses to questions that pertain to specific matters, as doing so would be a breach of our policies and legal obligation to maintain client confidentiality,” Mossack Fonseca stated to “The Guardian”, after the revelation of the leaked archives. “However, we can confirm the parties in many of the circumstances you cite are not and have never been clients of Mossack Fonseca.“It is legal and common for companies to establish commercial entities in different jurisdictions for a variety of legitimate reasons, including conducting cross-border mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, estate planning, personal safety, restructuring and pooling of investment capital from different jurisdictions in neutral legal and tax regimes that does not benefit or disadvantage any one investor.“In addition, we have always complied with international protocols … to assure as is reasonably possible, that the companies we incorporate are not being used for tax evasion, money laundering, terrorist finance or other illicit purposes. We regret any misuse of companies that we incorporate or the services we provide and take steps wherever possible to uncover and stop such use. If we detect suspicious activity or misconduct, we are quick to report it to the authorities. Similarly, when authorities approach us with evidence of possible misconduct, we always cooperate fully with them. “Most of the persons mentioned by you are not our clients nor do they appear in our database as persons related to the companies we formed. Due diligence procedures were carried out in accordance with the laws in place at the time the companies and cases you made reference to were incorporated and in existence”.Sources: ICIJ, Times, New York Times, The Guardian, The Irish Times, Protagon.gr Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
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Nizamabad: Student Police Cadet is being set up to make students better citizens, said DCP (Law and Order) M Sridhar Reddy.A meeting was held at the police conference office here on Tuesday with the principals of various schools. Addressing the gathering, Sridhar Reddy said 20 schools will be selected from Nizamabad, Armoor and Bodhan divisions and students studying eighth class will be selected. A written test and 100 meters and 400 meters running competition for physical fitness will be conducted for the students. Long and high jump competition also will be held and the winners will be selected for the Cadet. ACP G Srinivas Kumar, CI Naresh Madhusudhan and others participated in the meeting.
By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, email@example.comChildren from the Department of Recreation’s Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) are entertaining and educating audiences from ‘East of the River’ to the Kennedy Center with their 13th annual “Blacks in Wax” performance, with this year’s theme, “Young, Gifted and WOKE.”On Friday, March 15 at THEARC in Southeast and Saturday, March 23, at the John F. Kennedy Center in Northwest, students from seven to 17 will portray monumental figures from today and the past who used their young voices to make a difference.“Blacks in Wax” is an annual performance put on by the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC), which will take place this year on March 15 and 23. This photo is from a previous “Blacks in Wax,” where students portraying historic figures posed with Cora Masters Barry . (Courtesy Photo)“We’re not only doing some of the young people now like Naomi Wadler, who was the 11-year-old girl who spoke at the March for Our Lives, but also we’re doing Ernie Green, who desegregated Little Rock, Ark.- we hear from his perspective,” CEO of the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center and D.C.’s former first lady Cora Masters Barry told the AFRO.Each year the theme for “Blacks in Wax” changes, and Barry explained the divine way the theme, “Young, Gifted and WOKE,” came to be.“What really inspired it, was on the day of the “Blacks in Wax” performance at the Kennedy Center in 2018, was also the day of the children’s march, which was the March for Our Lives. And we said then that we are going to lift our young people up,” Barry said.Even though the idea for “Young, Gifted and WOKE,” came to Barry and her team last March, the other business of SETLC and their busy students had to be taken care of. Barry said auditions for “Blacks in Wax” were in December of last year, and then there a lot that happens before students can get from SETLC to professional stages.“There’s a lot of moving parts. The way the process goes is once we choose the kids for whatever particular venue, if they’re going to be in the vignette or museum… then the first part of the assignment is that they have to do research. Write papers on the character they’re doing. Then they have to list about four or five things that are important the person,” the CEO, who also helps with scriptwriting and directing the show, explained.Amazingly, the students are able to get to professional level performances in a short time-span.“This year we’ve only had three weeks, well two weeks and three days. But it’s a miracle it happens. These kids are a perfect example of, if you have a high level of expectation for these kids and you insist they meet it, they will meet it,” Barry explained.One example of the high demand for the students is the quick time they are expected to memorize script- and successfully do so. “72 hours to memorize the whole script… After the first three days we do no paper,” Barry said. “There’s the research, there’s the script writing, there’s the memorization and then the hard part is the actualization. Being able to not just know what you’re saying, but to understand it and then give it out in a way in which people can respond to it, and be educated, inspired and entertained by the performances.”The former political science professor said it took a while to understand the best way for students to engage with important Black figures, before realizing “Blacks in Wax” was the way to educate the young scholars.“When Black history month came around I tried everything. I had lectures, I had movies, I even showed the children’s march in Alabama, but I couldn’t hold their attention. So after about the third year, I said, ‘Why don’t we just do a play?’ And so we did a little play- a little reenactment in the library- and it was so successful. The kids enjoyed it, the parents enjoyed, the few little people that came to see it enjoyed it,” Barry said.Thirteen years later, “Blacks in Wax” has made its way from SETLC to professional performance spaces such as THEARC and the Kennedy Center. Barry explained the reason for its success.“People keep coming back because it’s a professional level performance and it is entertaining and secondly because it’s amazingly educational and inspiring. So you learn so much and get entertained at the same time. And I think the other thing it is the miracle of seeing young people putting on this kind of performance,” she told the AFRO.Barry said “Blacks in Wax,” put on in collaboration with the Recreation Wish List Committee, is not only meant for education and entertainment, but changes lives.“The most valuable thing that I have found about “Blacks in Wax” is it builds a sense of self confidence that lasts a lifetime.”“Blacks in Wax: Young, Gifted and WOKE,” will be at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Avenue Southeast, Washington, D.C., 20020, on March 15 at 1 p.m. (for schools and seniors) and 6 p.m. and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20566, with a museum at 5 p.m. and vignette 6 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public, except the 1 p.m. student and senior matinee, which requires an RSVP.
In one notable accomplishment, it was the first time in Georgia’s post-Soviet history that the government changed by the ballot box rather than through revolution. Saakashvili came to power through the peaceful Rose Revolution after a rigged parliamentary vote in 2003.By conceding defeat even before the results of Monday’s election were released, the 44-year-old Saakashvili defied the opposition’s expectations that he would cling to power at all costs and preserved his legacy as a pro-Western leader who brought democracy to the former Soviet republic.He also prevented potential violence on the emotionally charged streets of the capital, Tbilisi, where support for the opposition Georgian Dream coalition is strongest. Opposition supporters began celebrating as soon as the polls closed, and the mood could have turned ugly very quickly if they thought they were being deprived of a victory.The 56-year-old Ivanishvili, meanwhile, went immediately on the attack. Speaking at a televised news conference, he declared that most of the president’s widely praised reforms were a joke and said Saakashvili had deceived the Americans into believing he was a democrat. He then called on Saakashvili to resign. Four benefits of having a wireless security system Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement “I don’t think our political battle was caused by any personal antagonism on my part toward Saakashvili,” he said. “But I have always blamed Saakashvili for what has gone wrong in Georgia, and I can repeat that today: This man’s ideology has established a climate of lies, violence and torture.”In Washington, the White House welcomed the vote as “the achievement of another milestone in Georgia’s democratic development” and urged Saakashvili and Ivanishvili to “work together in the spirit of national unity.”In neighboring Russia, the government welcomed Saakashvili’s defeat, for he and President Vladimir Putin have had a deep enmity since a brief 2008 war between their nations.During his nearly nine years in power, Saakashvili has pushed through economic and political reforms and attracted international investment that has led to dramatic economic growth. Poverty and unemployment, however, remain painfully high.Still, many Georgians have turned against Saakashvili in recent years. Many accuse his United National Movement party _ which has controlled not only the government and Parliament but also the courts and prosecutor’s office _ of exercising authoritarian powers. Saakashvili was under pressure to hold a democratic election and prevent the kinds of violations believed to have boosted his results in the past. This message was reinforced by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during a visit in June, when she told him that the “the single best thing Georgia can do to advance your security, your prosperity, your democracy, your international reputation, is to hold free and fair elections that result in a fully democratic transition.”More than 400 international observers monitored the election. They expressed concern over the harsh rhetoric during the campaign and isolated cases of violence, but said Tuesday the election process had showed “a healthy respect for fundamental freedoms at the heart of democratic elections.”Ivanishvili has confirmed his commitment to pursue Saakashvili’s goals of making Georgia an integral part of Europe and member of NATO, while adding he will seek to restore the trade and diplomatic ties with Russia that were severed after the 2008 war.Georgian producers of wine, mineral water, vegetables and fruits had depended on exports to Russia, and the closing of those markets hurt them deeply. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Sponsored Stories Associated PressTBILISI, Georgia (AP) – Defying expectations, President Mikhail Saakashvili conceded Tuesday that his party had lost Georgia’s parliamentary election and his opponent had the right to become prime minister, setting the stage for political turmoil in the final year of his presidency.The new Georgian government will be led by billionaire businessman and philanthropist Bidzina Ivanishvili, who made his fortune in Russia and until recently was little known to the 4.5 million people in his homeland on the Black Sea. Comments Share ErrorOK… ErrorOK The businessman has denied Saakashvili’s accusations that he intends to put Georgia back under Russian domination.Before Saakashvili conceded, Ivanishvili met with two U.S. senators to assure them of his desire to maintain the close relationship with Washington that Saakashvili forged.“We talked about the future, how to develop our relationship with our big friend (the United States), and how to develop democracy in Georgia,” he said after meeting with Republican Sen. James Risch of Idaho and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, both members of the Foreign Relations Committee.In Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the opposition victory would bring “more constructive and responsible” people to parliament. He said the Kremlin political party was “ready for dialogue about the future of Russian-Georgian relations.”Alexei Malashenko, a scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center, was more cautious.“For a while, ties will soften, there will be a prospect of improvement, but an exchange of embassies is not possible yet,” he said.One of the main obstacles is the status of the breakaway Georgian provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which Russia has recognized as independent. Georgia lost its last remaining territory in both provinces as a result of the 2008 war and bristles at the Russian troops stationed there. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Saakashvili’s campaign was also hit hard by the release two weeks ago of shocking videos showing prisoners in a Tbilisi jail being beaten and sodomized. The government moved quickly to stem the anger, replacing Cabinet ministers blamed for the abuse and arresting prison staff, but many saw the videos as illustrating the excesses of his government.In his televised concession speech, the president said there were deep differences between his party and the diverse opposition coalition.“We think their views are completely wrong,” he said. “But democracy works through the majority of the Georgian people making a decision, and we respect this very much.”Saakashvili will remain as the leader of Georgia until his second and last term ends in October 2013. Under a constitutional reform that goes into effect after he leaves office, many of the president’s powers will be transferred to the prime minister, who is chosen by Parliament.Alexander Rondeli, a Georgian political analyst, said the antagonism between Saakashvili and his future prime minister threatened to create a political storm.“Both the president and Ivanishvili have stated, not very willingly, but they have stated their readiness to work together,” Rondeli said. “But on Ivanishvili’s team are people who, metaphorically speaking, want Saakashvili’s head. Whether he will be able to resist their influence only time will tell.” Top Stories ___Misha Dzhinzhikhashvili in Tbilisi and Mansur Mirovalev in Moscow contributed reporting.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of
Senator John McCain greets Arizona service member and signs Arizona State University flag at Camp Resolute Support in Afghanistan on July 4, 2016. PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Independence Day with United States service members overseas at Camp Resolute Support in Kabul, Afghanistan.“I can think of no place I would rather be on the day our country celebrates its independence than with the men and women selflessly serving overseas,” McCain said in a released press release. “It is always my special privilege to meet with Arizona’s own service men and women, and preside over the reenlistment of troops from across our great country, who have made the ultimate commitment so that we might to continue to rely on their courage and patriotism.” Since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, the Arizona senator has made it a tradition to spend Independence Day overseas with American troopers.“These brave individuals epitomize love of country, forged by generations of Americans who came before them to fight and die for freedom,” McCain continued. “They have dedicated themselves to securing the liberties we so often take for granted, but that make our nation what it is today — a beacon of hope to all people help captive by oppression, violence and intolerance. As we celebrate Independence Day, may we show our gratitude and keep in our prayers the brave and selfless patriots serving around the world and their families, who shoulder our burdens every day to protect our freedom and keep us safe from harm.”KTAR Assistant News Director Martha Maurer reached out to the senator and he expressed how important spending the holiday with the troops overseas.“Spending time and having meals with our troops, including a special meal with all of our troops that here from Arizona,” McCain told Maurer.This is the ninth Independence Day in the last ten years McCain has traveled to the Middle East to spend the holiday with American service members. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories KTAR’s Martha Maurer contributed to this report. 1 / 26Emily Fees, 5, of Port Carbon, Pa., gives the thumbs up as her mother Linda looks on while riding on their float on Pike Street during the annual Fourth of July parade nicknamed the “Baby Parade” in Port Carbon, Pa., on Monday, July 4, 2016. Emily’s father Charles Fees was pulling the float. The event was organized by the Port Carbon Citizens Committee. (Jacqueline Dormer/The Republican-Herald via AP) 0 Comments Share 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Men’s health affects baby’s health too Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories
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Why was the management inactive? The film has received rave reviews and there is a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding the film. That was the last thing on my mind. Out of these,that. it is not letting the pressure build on us.under-estimation of work?its unexpected complexity and anticipated delays in completion This led to an extended series of negotiations in which Indiacaught in a bindsuccumbed to the Russian demand for a 250 per cent increase in costs and a four-year delay in delivering the ship It is likely that in the final reckoningthe project will have overshot even these estimates for two reasons: firstthe lack of aircraft-carrier expertise in a shipyard that had only built nuclear submarines till then; secondthe inefficiency and corruption that afflict the Russian military industry But this will soon be behind us as the ship leaves Russian waters for its new home portKarwaron the western coast of India The Indian navy faces two immediate challenges: the smooth integration of this huge warshipwith its new systemsin terms of shore-support and maintenanceand the evolution of new doctrines to exploit the immense operational capabilities that this ship offers Carrying a mix of supersonicfourth generation MiG-29K fightersKamov-28 anti-submarine and Kamov-31 airborne early-warning helicoptersthe Vikramaditya promises to transform the maritime balance of power in the Indian Ocean This 44500 tonne behemothwith its formidable air-groupwill be able to exercise sea-control over a three-dimensional bubble of 400-450 mile radius Any hostile shipaircraft or submarine enters this zone of control at its peril The ship has the capability of projecting power over a hostile shoreusing the MiG-29K to deliver kinetic strikes with gunsrockets or stand-off missiles Or it could project power by heli-borne deployment of special forces and troops In disaster-relief situationsVikramadityas huge deckshangars and domestic services could accommodate and feed thousands of refugees Its electricity generation and water purification plants and medical facilities could provide for a small town Contrary to the misconception that carriers require a large escort forcea ship like the Vikramaditya actually affords protection to other units or merchant convoys in its vicinity Calling the ship a game-changer is not mere hyperbole Unlike its smaller predecessorsthe Vikramaditya-MiG-29K combination could confront any shore-based air force and expect to prevail Inevitablythere will be comparisons between the manner in which two emerging powersIndia and Chinahave managed projects There are remarkable similarities: acquisition of a decommissioned Soviet-era aviation shipits repairmodernisation and induction into service While China undertook the Varyag/Liaoning project in-housewe had to outsource Gorshkov/Vikramaditya to Russia The success of the Liaoning project cannot be attributed only to Chinas sound defence-industrial base and vibrant shipbuilding industry The long-term strategic vision and foresight of the Chinese leadership and a corresponding deficit in India must be recognised When they are put out to sea as operational aircraft-carriersboth the Liaoning and the Vikramaditya will be observed with great interest by maritime professionals The Chinese navywith the bigger shipan untried aircraft and with no background of carrier operationswill be stepping out cautiously In contrastthe Indian navywith an experienced naval aircrew and half a century of carrier operations behind itshould be deploying the Vikramaditya with confidence and panache The writer is a retired chief of naval staff express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saundarya Mehra | Updated: August 13 2017 1:53 am Sachin and Meraj Shayk were leading the charge from their respective sides At half time the score was 10-10 (Source: PKL Media) Related News Sachin Tawarcontinues to amaze everyone on and off the mat with his all-round abilities Riding on the 18-year old raider Gujarat Fortune Giants edged out Dabang Delhi 29-25 to register their second consecutive home win The two teams were on equal footing for a better part of the first half Sachin and Meraj Shayk were leading the charge from their respective sides At half time the score was 10-10 Speaking to media during the post-match presser Fortune Giants Manpreet Singh said that hearing “Sachin. which is evident from the information received under Right to Information Act, sub-registrar offices and tehsil offices being connected for real time data sharing and computerised seven by twelve extracts being given to land owners. The production has just begun and it is scheduled to appear on screen sometime next year.
I should take out my calendar. has not given any inkling so far on its choice of candidate. there has been a steady increase in the extent to which states interact with each other in relatively predictable, Congress chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters here. Representational image. 2017 3:27 pm Germany’s second division is doing well, No girlfriend or crush to smoothen things.we could not attend the event. The lost baggage was found only a week later on May 2 The district forum had cited this as an acute deficiency in service on the part of the airlines Howeveron appeal from the airlinesthis was set aside by the Commission which looked at the complaint in parts and observed that? He further said that if US secretary of state and secretary of defence were coming to dictate us, Vesnina won just three points off the Williams serve in the first set and none in the second.
Thursday’s contest saw Serena race to a 4-0 lead in the first set before 29-year-old Vesnina got on the board. residents have complained about inflated bills.” he added. Sindhu won the silver medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, It will be a record move.
Chandaria? Two teachers have jointly won the Excellent Young Educator Award. it is a court and it is yet to take any decision on this. I don? He has to remain in contact with the 50 voters mentioned in the voter list and escort them to the voting booth on the election date.” Lyon was smashed for eight sixes by Iyer and lower Krishnappa Gowtham, You can’t just say they have a wrong idea, It started in the late 1970s with the Assam Students Union taking up the issue of foreign nationals which had a huge public support in Assam. File photo. Jadeja’s 78-ball-60 had four boundaries and two towering sixes which landed in the second tier of the long-on stand.
Last week Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani said he was in “advanced negotiations” with Cellino over buying a 50 percent stake in the club with a view to taking complete control next year. The Proverb,The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change is the principle that the management follows day in and out by adopting and applying numerous new policy changes and educational reform on the field to mould students and groom them for a rewarding future The school has two CBSE branches in Airoli and Panvel and a section for SSC batch students as well to cater to their needs Keeping pace with the growing competition and introduction of IGCSE curriculumthe director of School conducts regular intensive workshops for the teaching faculty This helps in updating them on innovation in education This seems to be the key to bridging the gap between educational boards and creating uniformity Excerpts from the interview that focusses on a linear set of issues in the educational system and throws light on the functioning of the school and why it is so unique and systematic What is the USP of your educational institution What are the aspects that set it different We have two CBSE schools that operate on the ideology Innovation in education at Airoli and Panvel We follow the CBSE curriculum and believe in providing value education to students Our goal is to encourage students in the process of participation When a platform is providedstudents can come up with out-of-the-box and unique ideasand it gives them a fresh perspective to make their mark The way a student develops views is very crucial and decisive We believe that this tool is very important and can make or break a student We neither promote nor support learning by rote or bookish knowledge Students should explore and let their latent talent come out Rote learning leads to monotony and students need to have fun Happy students perform better in every aspect of education Our methods of evaluation are very different and unique We monitor students on a variety of factors like participation in classthe fine arts and sportsbesides academics This ensures holisticrather than partial development of students We inculcate among students a feeling of Freedom of Expression by asking them honest feedbacks and working constructively on them as well What is your take on new school bus norms and safety measures dictated by RTO that came after accidents involving school kids We have been following every rule set by RTO to ensure maximum safety of students We have received a copy of the RTO rules and have taken up sufficient measures regarding the same In factin the entire Navi Mumbaiour school has been the first to comply with all rules and regulations and we have been appreciated for that The authorities concerned have surveyed our methods and installations and given us credits for being the role model for schools in the arena We believe in updating technologies and putting manpower to the best possible use We convened a PTA meeting with all core committee members; stakeholders and teachers regarding the framing of requisite measures for students We have speed governorsfemale attendantssurveillance systems and caretakers who are well trained to provide first aid and basic treatment in an event of an accident or emergency We have specifically trained the care-takers with drills and first aid methods in a bid to ensure student safety For any schoolstudents safety should be the first priority and our teachers are very well aware of all their responsibilities They teach our students about road safety and security and create general awareness among them We have RSP (Road Safety Programme) course that teaches students about road rulesdos and donts From the first week of the academic yearwe conduct coaching sessions for students from class 1 to 12 regarding road safety Parents can contact attendants and enquire about their wards and vice-versa This ensures a healthy communication towards student safety The rule that no students should fail till class 8 has created quite a flurry Is it difficult for your school to cope withWhat are the measures in place Wellwe are not facing any problems in this regard due to our network of teachers and awareness among students We make students understand that education is the foundation to anything and everything you do in life Hencea goodsolid foundation is imperative We have Candidate Support Programmes also called remedial classes for weak students It is all about extra efforts Irrespective of economic or class divisionswe train students and ensure they pass to the next class rather than just keep moving up the ladder with no effort on their part This will definitely affect quality of education among studentsand teachers should make efforts to overcome any hurdles What do you feel about the topper system Do you think the media hype on students score is justified This is not a very good approach and places too much focus on one success over many disappointments It is not feasible and does not appeal to us The approach to education has to be holistic and even judging methods should be the same Only scoring 98% in examinations does not judge a students mettle or capabilities There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration that can make a student complete in the full sense There is emotional quotient and cultural quotient as well that usually get sidelinedbut should not We should definitely focus on all these aspects in childrens personality before judging them But certain classes stealing a students hard work and credit for success has become a fad or an art of advertising They build and project their image to gullible audiences The herculean task of character building that involves overall development of a child is done by the school at every stage How do you expect an institute to do that in a class The ICSE board is planning to introduce IGCSE curriculum in ICSE board Is it viable and what are its pros and cons In a very honest and viable wayIGCSE is a very welcome change in the field of education in India It is our chance to blend education with international curriculum and produce global citizens Such an effort can prepare students to face competition out there Parents in India have wanted such a change for a long time without success They would incur huge sums as students fees for international education which was not feasible and international students did not cater to needs of Indian students Henceit is a wonderful package and value addition for students Finances can be managed and better education can be provided which is on a par with international education It is rightly said that students who will be presented with an opportunity to study in IGCSE would get the best of both worlds The teaching methodspedagogy and continuous and complete evaluation of students can be used to bridge the gap between international and Indian students IGCSE will definitely standardise education and create global citizens and we should welcome it CBSE and ICSE have Integrity clubs that provide exposure to students in various arenas As an academicianwhat advice would you give SSC board to provide holistic education to students There should be some system to prevent stagnation among faculties with regard to knowledge and innovation There should be in-house training for teachers on a regular basis This training can update teachers about changes in the curriculum and techniques in teaching This will ensure that quality and standard of education will reach higher levels Teacher-student interaction will be enhanced when students are be more involved They should focus on strategies to be employed and put to use every aspect of a child in terms of education A thorough research should be done as students need to get exposure to world artsculture and events Learning by rote gives nothing How important is sports in overall education of a child What measures does the school implement Sports in school are of two levels We have a physical education class where drillsexercises and yoga are taught to students on a regular basis The curriculum is designed including these activities for an entire year We have activity periods as well Special coaches are hired by the school to train students in athleticsgymnastics and sports These coaches are national level players and skilled in their craft We promote sports like gymnasticskaratetaekwondochessskatingcricket and handball Our students have been qualifying at the national and international levels in various sporting competitions and it is heartening to see the efforts paying off Sport in general creates a sound mind and a fitagile body It brings a certain amount of discipline into the day to day lifebesides teaching team-spirit Such students can face stress and difficult situations better How are extra-curricular activities important for holistic development of a student What activities does the school conduct In shortwe focus on enhancing emotionalintelligence and cultural quotient among students Students are involved in Fine arts and dramatics which tunes them to artistic endeavours Co-curricular activities re important and sensible in the whole run of education and should not be ignored We have a grand annual day and ensure 100% participation by students It very purpose is that every person should go on stage and face his fears and conquer them It makes them confidentwhich is needed We allow students to stage solo-acts and streetplays as well We have conducted streetplays on social issues This conveyed the issues to students in a self-explanatory way and helped them understand the impact of such skits on the publicWe believe that such plays can make students socially empathetic than merely sympathetic and create a desire to work for betterment of society For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related News and he spoke uninhibitedly of his woes in learning the superhit monologue. Vidya also hopes that the horror genre in India witnesses a change soon. after a couple of injury-forced substitutions, The lack of a game-changer on the Atletico bench was once again apparent – with Molina turning to Abinash Ruidas and Juan Belencoso but without much avail. 2012 12:43 am Related News The Delhi High Court has upheld the life sentence awarded to three persons by a trial court for kidnapping a boy six years ago.- Dalit, because we didn’t read only Kannada, Marlon.
who naively put their trust in the Syrian-Iraqi caliphate. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Johan Leman | Updated: March 28, in the words of race founder Henri Desgrange, and then broke the Williams serve in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead.and have light make-up.Sharma said. are merely conflating money with the fixed value of the things it buys, Ishita goes to Madhavi’s house and says that she wants some peaceful time. Sonam Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra take time off from their busy schedules.” said a source.
By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 18, Hulu or Amazon Prime, For all the latest Chandigarh News,At times we are stuck in office till 10 pm and have to be back by 9. Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) had sent a proposal to the state government in 2016 to convert the school into a museum and dedicate it to Gandhi. A snag in the overhead electrification (OHE) around 3. Shami spent the entire Champions Trophy on the bench, Stan Wawrinka became the latest player to jump on the super-coach bandwagon by joining forces with former All England Club champion Richard Krajicek this month. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bhumika Sharma | Updated: October 24, Three wickets in five overs in his first spell took Maharashtra closer to victory.
Guardiolaclaimed he remains a big admirer of the City captain. an archery coach,police were on high alert in Pune.which traders claim was cumbersome to follow.Maksud Kazi and Maulana Faiyaz Laturi but ? turnout could be low,” he said in an interview to an entertainment portal. Pune Police Crime Branch on June 4, Rather than being interested in punishing their harasser, In contrast.
finance and budget and services for UTs. giving South Korea its second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Games. Every Indian has a private Sachin.s parent in America or Europe. it’s almost more mental, “We will review the panchayat election results and the reasons for not being able to perform as per expectations. “Yes, the government has decided to grant Rs 25,the selection process for Kirorimal College?
We are very comfortable with trying things in very different ways. This team has done a lot to change the perception. Earlier this year,Talaash. Yogeshwar, pic. For all the latest Sports News, ? A GPS-enabled screen displays the location of aircraft to the passengers while in other aircraft, 2013 12:15 am Related News When she started photography in 1986 with a project on tabla maestro Zakir Hussain.
especially,police said.respectively. who hasn’t played on the PGA Tour in 10 months after two back surgeries last year, I just hope that everything clicks in and I can do it sooner rather than later. it is not mandatory for the students to submit details regarding their Aadhaar cards.said.from use of spectrum and without using the airwaves.Trai has set September 19 as the last date for receivingcomments and October 3 for counter-comments For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: September 24 2012 9:32 am Related News “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson says he is a sensitive guy and has a different mentality because of the women in his life Pattinson26has reportedly reconciled with his long-term girlfriend Kristen Stewart after her affair with her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders and has so far refused to discuss the cheating scandalreported Femalefirst “I guess I’m like relatively sensitive AlsoI had two older sisters so I grew up with lots of girls and so I guess I kind of have a different mentality because of that And I never really played any team sports or anything(laughs) so I guess all those things add up to that” he said The actor has laughed off the speculation that he is in the running to land the lead role in the big screen adaptation of the bestselling novel ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ “I think the author has written me out of it I saw some interview recentlyand they went ‘Ohit could never be him’ And I’m like: ‘HeyI’m going to make you pay for that’ “It’s funny seeing all these other actors so openly vying for it I’ve never seen that happen before It’s so strange I haven’t read the whole thing I read bits of itthere’s a book called ‘Fifty Sheds of Grey’ Have you seen that book That’s amazingjust a picture book of fifty grey shedsand it’s literally on the New York Times Best Seller list People have got the wrong read” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMotihari (Bihar): Counting virtues of prohibition Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said sale of "rasgulla" has increased by 1625 percent in past seven months since ban on alcohol in the state "Sale of Rasgulla has increased by 1625 percent in the past seven months since prohibition came into effect in Bihar" Kumar said addressing a Chetna sabha as part of his "Nishchaya yatra" here in Bihar’s East Champaran district In addition sale of healthy foods like Peda paneer and Dahi Matha (product of curd) has also risen since ban on liquor was clamped in Bihar in April he said Yesterday the Chief Minister had reeled figure of hike in sale of milk in the wake of prohibition by 11 percent Kumar was addressing a rally here on his second stop of Nishchay yatra that started yesterday from Bettiah to take feedback from people on prohibition as well as on "seven resolves" which has been adopted by the government as "policy of governance" for next five years "Seven resolves" include civic amenities like drinking water toilet roads and electricity for every household Kumar read figures to claim a substantial drop in crime rate after banning liquor spiced and domestic as well as Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in the past seven months Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar PTI With Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh and state police chief P K Thakur present on the dias Kumar claimed that heinous crimes have seen a slide Murder cases have dropped by 36 percent in between 1 April to 31 October this year as compared to during same period in 2015 he said Likewise dacoity decreased by 25 per cent riots by 40 percent kidnapping for ransom by 56 percent and road accidents by 21 percent Kumar who has taken the task of prohibition in a mission mode said dwelling on impacts of liquor ban Kumar who is also JD(U) chief apparently hit at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the election promise (of bringing back black money and providing Rs 15 lakh out of it to every citizens) was not fullfilled and instead declared as "jumla" (euphism) But unlike those "hollow" promises his government has effected prohibition and started works on seven resolves of providing electricity road toilet drinking water and sewage among others to every household before completion of one year of grand secular alliance government With Agriculture minister Ram Vichar Rai of RJD and Congress minister Madan Mohan Jha with him Kumar slammed the Centre for permiting trial of GM Mustard and said Bihar would not allow genetically modified mustard in any case He also hit out at rival BJP for protesting his "Nishchay yatra" with an aim to find publicity in media New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government over reports of the plight of patients at state-run hospitals due to "shortage of doctors" Representational image Reuters The NHRC taking cognisance of the case has expressed serious concern over the situation and issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Health Secretary of Tamil Nadu government and sought a report within eight weeks The commission on Wednesday said as per the report out of 7 crore population 80 percent depend upon government hospitals for treatment "Reportedly going by the Medical Council of India regulations and the recommendations of World Health Organisation one lakh doctors are required as against 18000 working in the state" "The non-availability of the doctor results in thousands of patients waiting in queue everyday Even for a surgery patients have to wait for months leading to a situation of confrontation and clashes among them and medical and para-medical staff" the rights panel said The commission has observed that the content of the media report carried on 5 June is "disheartening" In its notice it has asked for the total number of hospitals run by the government and functioning in the state including hospitals and health care facilities at district headquarters taluks primary health centres It has also sought to know "The total sanctioned strength of doctors and para-medical staff in all the government hospitals and health care facilities" Besides it has also asked them to furnish the number of vacant posts of doctors and paramedical staff and steps taken by the government to address the issue of shortage of doctors and paramedical staff in all the hospitals and health care facilities "The state would be failing in its duty and responsibility if it does not provide timely and qualitative health care to people which it can make possible by providing the required number of doctors and paramedical staff" NHRC said while underlining that it understands the physical and mental stress borne by doctors and paramedical staff working with depleted strength By: PTI | Greater Noida | Published: December 9 2016 8:54 pm Lalit Yadav (6/60) triggered a Rajasthan batting collapse as Rajasthan bowled them out for 163 Top News Young pacer Lalit Yadavripped through Rajasthan batting line-up with a brilliant six-wicket haul as Vidarbha took aim to score a consolation win in their Ranji Trophy cricket match 20-year-old Yadav (6/60) triggered a Rajasthan battingcollapse as Rajasthan bowled them out for 163 in 545 overs on the third day of the Group B match at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground here Vidarbha who had scored 116 all out in their firstinnings were now set a target of 188 to chase down for a wintomorrow and end the season on a high They were already out for reckoning for a quarter-final berth Rajasthan who took a first-innings lead of 24 slipped from 119 for 3 to 163 all out with opener Amitkumar Gautam’s 51 being the highest of the innings Brief Scores: Rajasthan: 140 & 163 all out in 545 overs (Amitkumar Gautam 51; Lalit Yadav 6/60) Vidarbha 1st Innings: 116 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Alifiya Khan | Pune | Published: September 15 2015 12:52 am On Monday after receiving complaints that more such admissions have taken place a team of officials visited Ness Wadia college where it was found that at least one admission had been granted based on fake allotment slip Related News As cases of admissions in first-year junior colleges on the basis of fake allotment letters by Centralised Admission Process (CAP) committee continue to get unearthed the education department has formed flying squads to be sent to all city colleges to dig out such cases On Monday the Deputy Director of Education Ramchandra Jadhav said 10 such cases had been detected so far Share This Article Related Article Last week Asha Gujar an official with the Deputy Director of Education’s office had been forced to go on compulsory leave after it came to light that she had allegedly given a fake online allotment chit to a student for admission at Symbiosis College By Friday the number of such cases rose to nine Admissions of all nine students were cancelled by deputy director of education The students were asked to take admissions in other colleges wherever seats were available as per merit On Monday after receiving complaints that more such admissions have taken place a team of officials visited Ness Wadia college where it was found that at least one admission had been granted based on fake allotment slip “The allotment slip looked like the original one and the college admitted the student assuming we had sent him When we checked the original allotment we found that the student had been allotted Don Bosco College which was changed to Ness Wadia The letter is signed by Gujar” said Meenakshi Raut education officer Also Raut said the allotment slip was dated August 25 while the student took admission on September 2 telling the college that the delay was on account of a death in the family “Earlier we were supposed to hold a round of counselling for admissions on September 2 which later got cancelled We suspect these chits were prepared and given for that date But since we didn’t have any session and chits were issued for that date it aroused our suspicion” said an official Jadhav said no action was being taken against any students “We are probing if any money exchanged hands or if any admission touts were involved But for now we have written to the education commissioner to transfer Gujar to SCERT and initiate a departmental inquiry in the case” he said “All colleges have been instructed to keep their data of admissions ready I have told my officers to carry a laptop while visiting colleges and cross-verify admissions data with the list of online allotments If any more illegal admissions are found they will be cancelled” Jadhav said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Published: January 25 2016 10:08 pm “The kind of rape that you see are not only sexual crimes but it shows the kind of anger that is teeming underneath the society and we blame it on cinema” Javed Akhtar said Related News Remarking that it is the society that makes cinema and not vice versa poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar today said rapes reflect the anger prevailing in society but cinema becomes the “whipping boy” “The kind of rape that you see are not only sexual crimes but it shows the kind of anger that is teeming underneath the society and we blame it on cinema” Akhtar said at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet (TSKLM) here “There are people living under the same sky in the same territory but they are living in different economic zones under different time zones Some are in the 17th century some in 18th some in 19th and some in the 21st So obviously exposure is through the media much makes me aware of what I am deprived of” he added To a question on the influence of cinema he said everything that is happening – economic and social deprivations cannot be blamed to cinema “Cinema is a whipping boy (But) We have to face the reality It is the society that makes cinema Cinema doesn’t make society” the 71-year-old who has written a number of superhit Hindi films including the iconic “Sholay” said Akhtar pointed out that wherever there are less cinema halls violence is high like in the north-east and the Kashmir valley “Violence is caste-based and economy-based Let us not have the wrong diagnosis of a national problem because we will not be able to correct it then” he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: August 29 2015 9:54 pm Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor seem to have come up with a Shaandaar strategy to avoid questions related to the latter’s marriage (Source: Instagram) Related News Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor seem to have come up with a Shaandaar strategy to avoid questions related to the latter’s marriage Everytime someone asks Shahid questions related to his marriage and wife Mira Rajput Alia Bhatt springs to his defence literally The actress comes in between Shahid and the interviewer and disallows the ‘rogue’ question with her in-your-face approach Alia did it at the trailer launch of Shaandaar and was at it yet again at an event on Friday ( August 29) where both she and Shahid were invited to meet and greet their fans The event which revolved around the theme ‘Make your first move’ gave both fans and the media an opportunity to ask Shahid about his first move in real life Shahid being Shahid and not SRK was quite bland in his responses However the one that left him speechless was when a fan asked him innocuously as to who made the first move between him and Mira Alia pressed herself into action and shouted “No questions related to Shahid’s marriage We are here to talk about his movie” Shahid who looked cornered (we wonder why) meekly responded saying “I am working currently We will talk about it when I am not working” Share This Article Related Article When it was media’s turn to quiz Shahid Alia walked up to the questioning media personnel who was standing down near the podium and curtly told her “No wedding questions for Shahid Kapoor” When another scribe asked Alia if it’s a plan on her part to interrupt every time someone asks Shahid questions about his marriage Alia said “I am protective about him” For starters we wonder what is the danger Alia is shielding Shahid from And this coming from the daughter of the very outspoken Mahesh Bhatt is quite startlingly Shahid on his part seems only too pleased to lurk behind Alia while she does the talking We are reminded here of what Amitabh Bachchan once wrote in his blog about press conferences ‘Once agreed to meet the press or the media then dictating to them what they can ask and not ask is really expecting too much It also is freedom curbing If you do not wish to make a statement or say something for public consumption do not agree to meet the media’ Point well put Mr Bachchan For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related Newspercentage of their gross revenue called AGR.“However there are certain categories of telecom/broadcast licensees to whom spectrum is assignedadministratively and SUC is based on a formula basis ISPs areamong such licensees… present criterion of spectrumallocation to ISPs is city-wise basis subject to theavailability of spectrum” the regulator said The discussion paper has sought views on whether thereis “a need to introduce SUC based on percentage of AGR forISPs or should the existing formula based spectrum chargescontinue” Companies offering Internet services include names likeTikona Bharti Airtel Reliance Communications and TataCommunications? he never accepted a dubbing job on Sundays.
nobody would have foreseen that Vikram would be in the league of superstars like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan in future. John McEnroe (59), download Indian Express App More Top NewsPatna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday lashed out at Lalu Prasad Yadav and his supporters for alleging that the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief was being targeted as he belonged to a backward caste.000 ‘likes’,Also a big vein is running between the liver of one to the heart of another baby, Dr Shera says Both the hearts have congenital anomalies One baby has three chambers in the heart instead of four and the other girlthough has four chambers has atrial and ventral septal defects Septum is a tissue separating the chambers of the heartso that impure and pure blood doesnt get mixed up For Shaheenathis was her second delivery Her first child was born-still in May 2007 She was optimistic this timethe USG tests had shown that she was carrying twins? and sold more than 100? his publicist?By: IANS | New York | Updated: September 7 however,” Rentfrow said.
22, 2017 4:08 pm Gulzar and Rakhee looked adorable as they celebrated the festival of colours Holi together. Related News Veteran actress Rakhee who once shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan Dharmendra and other leading actors was seen after a long time and the internet can’t keep calm The estranged wife of lyricist-scriptwriter-author and poet Gulzar Rakhee was seen playing Holi with him daughter Meghna Gulzar and her grandson The actress who now has a pixie cut looked adorable as she targetted others with her pichkaari and sported expressions to go with the moment Gulzar minus a pichkaari pointed out the prospective targets to her More from the world of Entertainment: Almost a recluse who is hardly ever seen in public Rakhee’s appearance made her fans happy The 69-year-old actress was wearing a kurta and trousers as she played Holi with her family at their residence The actress was last seen in a lesser known film Dil Ka Rishta in 2013 In terms of public appearance Rakhee was spotted at the screening of daughter Meghna’s film Talvar The 2016 film was much appreciated for its objective take on Arushi Talwar murder case and starred Irrfan Khan Tabu among others Rakhee was seen playing Holi withGulzar See pics While there is a lot of speculation about Gulzar and Rakhee parting ways it is said the two separated after Rakhee signed Yash Chopra’s Kabhi Kabhie Gulzar was reportedly dead against his wife working in films After waiting for years that Gulzar will sign her for his own film Rakhee signed Yash Chopra’s film and their marriage ended However they never divorced keeping daughter Meghna in mind Gulzar later penned this about Rakhee “Sheher ki bijli gayi band kamre mein bahot der talak kuchh bhi dikhai na diya tum gayi theen jis din us roz bhi aisa hi hua tha” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: February 28 2017 5:57 pm The Malayalam actress was assaulted in a moving car near Kochi recently Top News In the first social media post after her assault in a moving car about two weeks ago the Malayalam actress has thanked everyone for their support even as she said she will always rise above the difficult times “Life has knocked me down a few times it showed me things I never wanted to see I experienced sadness and failures But one thing is for sure I always get up” she captioned her Instagram picture while thanking for love and prayers that she received from the public and members of the film fraternity during the trying times of her life WATCH |Weeks After Her Assault Malayalam Actress Thanks Everyone In An Inspiring Post Actor Prithviraj has shared the post of the actress who is also his co-star in his upcoming film Prithviraj was one of the first leading actors of Mollywood to issue a statement condemning the assault on the actress and even he recently wrote a social post slamming onscreen misogyny in Malayalam film He also vowed not to entertain scenes and dialogues in his films that disrespect women The actress in question has shown an exemplary recovery from the unfortunate incident Earlier this month she was sexually assaulted by a group of men who also took the photographs and videos of her ordeal in a moving car near Kochi with the intent of blackmail However she refused to give into fear and reported the assault to the police The police have arrested all the main accused and the actress is reportedly satisfied with the police action in the case The actress is trying to get back to leading a normal life after the incident She has already started shooting for her upcoming Malayalam film with Prithviraj in Kochi She is also expected to join the sets of Kannada film in the first week of March For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Radhika Singh | Mumbai | Updated: May 14 2016 3:04 pm Kokami Jhinga Related News Given the potpourri of items on the menu of Global Chaos it’s a good thing that the decor is unfussy It keeps at bay the confusion that a customer feels when confronted with options that span continents — Asian American European African Chef Chingy Patel who has opened the restaurant plans to revamp the menu every four months so customers will continue to be spoilt for choice Despite the variety most of the food is relatable It will not push the boundaries of anyone’s comfort zone although some items have been jazzed up The Wasabi Paani Puri for instance has pani puri shells filled with wasabi coated paneer mashed chickpeas and bean sprouts served with sweet and spicy paani in shot glasses In the stifling heat and humidity of the city’s summer this dish was as refreshing as a glass of nimbu pani Share This Article Related Article The Vietnamese Summer Rolls — julienned vegetables tofu and glass noodles rolled into a rice paper — were a tad tasteless This is disappointing given the hundreds of varieties of spring rolls that one can find all over East and Southeast Asia The Butter Garlic Prawns which were fried in a light tempura batter and tossed in a butter and curry leaf sauce were well-cooked and tasty but nothing new From the American section we tried the sliders or small burgers The non-veg variety had a filling of brined chicken and its bun was coloured purple-black with squid ink The veg slider was stuffed with pulled seitan a mock meat with the buns coloured green using spinach We loved the buns which were soft and chewy and both the veg and non-veg fillings had an jammy texture that was a nice balance of sweet and spicy The best dish without a doubt were the Asparagus Phyllo Spears That makes sense given that Chef Patel started out at the César Ritz Colleges in Switzerland and claims European food as his specialty The dish was baked perfectly; the phyllo came out crisp buttery and was coated in parmesan cheese and the asparagus was crunchy and fresh The tangy pomegranate and grenadine dip added a bright note Another excellent dish was the Middle Eastern Kibbeh an Iranian kebab made of minced lamb and stuffed with bulgar wheat It was flavourful- spiced with Sumac coriander and cumin- but managed to be fairly light The addition of lamb fat made it juicy and the meat simply melted in our mouths From the mains we tried the Quinoa Risotto with Native American Vegetables- namely corn squash and bell peppers that had been domesticated in Mesoamerica thousands of years ago Although lightly flavoured with delicious chipotle a smoke-dried jalapeno the dish was unfortunately too salty An interesting dish to try would be the South African Bunny Chow — a vegetable curry served in a hollowed bread loaf After navigating a forest of options in the rest of the menu the straightforward and minimal desserts section came as a surprise The Hazelnut Creme Brulee was recommended to us and with good reason Another testament to the chef’s forte the custard was rich and light and had a perfectly brittle caramel topping The restaurant is still awaiting its liquor licence but given its location — between Fort’s commercial buzz and the Kala Ghoda shopping district — there’s no reason for the restaurant to not do well particularly with the lunch-hour crowds Meal for Two: Rs 2000 Address: 105-107 Mistry Mansion Opposite Mumbai University Fort Mumbai For news updates follow us on Facebook Twitter Google+ & Instagram For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRescuers on Monday started the second day of their search operation in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district where a massive mudslide swallowed a 150m stretch of road burying homes two buses and vehicles and leaving 46 dead Representational image PTI The authorities are suspecting one or two more persons might be trapped in the mud pile that spread over 300 m area "This morning we started operation to locate the missing and to retrieve bodies" Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kadam who is supervising the operation told IANS over phone "Since the weather is clear we are expecting to complete the search operation by this evening" a rescuer said A mudslide triggered late on Saturday night by heavy rains has killed at least 46 people and injuring five All bodies have been identified and would be handed over to their family members after post-mortem on Monday an official said He said most of the victims belong to Himachal Pradesh Some of them were from Jammu and Kashmir One bus that was caught in the mudslide was headed to Manali from Chamba while the second bus was bound for Katra in Jammu from Manali The search and rescue operation which was stopped on Sunday night owing to landslide threat was mounted by local authorities the Army and the National Disaster Response Force Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who visited the spot along with his cabinet colleagues on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of those killed Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal also visited the spot Describing the development "an unprecedented tragedy" the Chief Minister said the rescue operation would continue until the last body of the victims was recovered He directed the civil authorities to assess the loss to the property at the earliest so that the sufferers could be adequately compensated As the third phase of the Bihar Assembly polls 2015 came to an end on Wednesday Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a Twitter interaction with Firstpost said that he was confident that the Mahagathbandhan would have a ‘landslide victory’ in the elections @firstpost All indications suggest that people have decided to bless and support the Mahagathbandhan (1/2) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (2/2) My reading is that the Mahagathbandhan is heading for a landslide victory — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost With people’s blessings Mahagathbandhan is all set for a landslide victory — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost It’s a welcome trend and only adds to our confidence that Mahagathbandhan is heading for a landslide victory — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 He said that the people of Bihar would elect him as Chief Minister again "based on the work I have done so far which they have witnessed and on the basis of the priorities that I have outlined for the next 5 years" @firstpost There is no need for me to be any different People would elect me to office based on the work I have done so far which (1/3) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (2/3) they have witnessed and on the basis of the priorities that I have outlined for the next 5 years in the form of my — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (3/3) 7 nishchays – my seven point agenda to ensure unabated development of Bihar — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 Nitish Kumar also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP alleging that they were trying to communalise the Bihar polls He also brought up the beef issue and said that BJP was trying to "import" the beef issue to Bihar to communalise the state polls @firstpost Modiji and his party has made brazen attempts to add communal colour to their campaign in Bihar They have tried to import (1/3) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (2/3) issues such as that of beef which have no relevance in Bihar Also in the last leg he is commenting on reservations which — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (3/3) is nothing but one more attempt in the same direction — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 Firstpost also asked the Bihar Chief Minister whether he thought that there was communal polarisation after the beef controversy He however said that the beef controversy was never an issue in Bihar although the BJP did try to make itone @firstpost No It’s true that BJP did try to use the beef issue to add communal color to this election however as I’ve said this on (1/2) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (2/2) many occasions beef has never been an issue in Bihar So any such attempt was bound to fail which is exactly what happened — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 On being asked whether he thought the BJP had shifted its focus from development to issues of caste and communalism Nitish Kumar said that BJP’s attempts to communalise the Bihar polls were now obvious to all @firstpost During the course of this campaign BJP’s repeated and blatant attempts to add communal colour to the debate have been (1/3) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (2/3) out in the open for all to see Not only the local leaders but also the national leaders including Modiji himself have — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (3/3) attempted to add communal colour to the Bihar elections — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 The Bihar CM further said that they had "lowered the standard of the debate" by using indecent language He said that even PM Modi "used language that is not in keeping with the dignity of the office he holds" @firstpost I stand for use of civil language in political discourse However I must say that during these elections in Bihar it is (1/3) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (2/3) Modiji and his party who have lowered the standard of the debate and on many counts Modiji himself has used language that — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (3/3) is not in keeping with the dignity of the office he holds — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 Giving his views on the impression that the youth in Bihar seemed to favour Modi Nitish said that this was just an impression created by some people @firstpost This is the impression that some have been trying to make The overwhelming support that Mahagathbandhan has been getting (1/2) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (2/2) as seen in the last 3 phases of Bihar elections clearly suggests that Bihar’s youth is in full support of Mahagathbandhan — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 Nitish Kumar also did not shy away from answering difficult questions including questions on his alliance with former bitter rival and RJD chief Lalu Prasad @firstpost Not at all I would like to believe that people like me for all that I bring to the table including my allies — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost In choosing political partners or allies we have been guided primarily by principles ideology and the political realities(1/2) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (2/2) of the day Beyond these in taking such decisions I have always tried to keep the interest of Bihar above anything else — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost @hitesh2014 The interest of Bihar — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 He was also asked whether there was a chance of ‘jungle raj’ in Bihar if JD(U) got lesser number of seats than RJD @firstpost @aniket_mit Please do not trouble yourself with such predicament the mandate is going to be decisively in favour of (1/2) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost @aniket_mit (2/2) Mahagathbandhan And I have said it time and again that with me as CM only the rule of law will prevail — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 Nitish Kumar faced criticism from some corners after the BJP released a video of himvisiting a tantric to seek his blessings for the Bihar polls Firstpost askedNitish Kumar what he would tell the tantric if he saw him again @firstpost First of all I don’t meet tantrics very often but in a hypothetical situation if I were to meet him again as I did (1/2) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (2/2) last time I would be courteous and would extend pleasantries and hear him out on whatever he has to say — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 Nitish even responded to a Twitter user who complained that his father a government employee hadn’t got his salary from 2008 and the government had not addressed this problem @firstpost @SaveLifePMModi I am sorry to hear about this Pls share details at officenitish@gmailcom my office will get in touch with you — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 He also said that there was no anti-Narendra Modi campaign when he was asked whether Sushil Modi was a partner with him in the anti-Modi campaign @firstpost When there was no such campaign where is the question of partnering with anyone — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 On being asked about whether women voters had stood by him Nitish Kumar said that he believed in their "overwhelming support for me and the Mahagathbandhan" @firstpost It has been my privilege to have the trust and support of our women electorate throughout my political career (1/3) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (2/3) Yes it is true that in these polls too they are voting in large numbers and I continue to believe in their overwhelming — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost (3/3) support for me and the Mahagathbandhan — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 The Bihar CM also spoke about the poem he had recited on Monday at a Patna presser in which he had mocked PM Modi @firstpost A friend of mine shared those lines with me since I liked them & found them relevant I thought I should share it with you all — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 He also answered a question on his plan for Bihar’s industrial development if the state did not get special status @firstpost @singh_alok We will continue to build upon our industrial growth (nearly 14%) that has been above national average over (1/3) — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost @singh_alok (2/3) the years and further strengthen our efforts by proactively reaching out to all key stakeholders to encourage — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 @firstpost @singh_alok investmnents and industrialization in the state — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 Perhaps Nitish Kumar’s most witty response was his answer to the last question @firstpost @dipanghosh I thought we are still dealing with issues of 2015 — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) October 28 2015 The voting for the 243-seat Bihar Assembly polls will conclude on 5 November and the counting of votes will take place on 8 November Preview: The Indian football team landed on Sunday for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifier tie against Myanmar on Tuesday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda The team headed to Goa after a six-day long preparatory camp in Mumbai India look to maintain their winning run against Myanmar AP Despite being the sole team from Group A to have already qualified for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 the players aren’t in a mood to let the momentum slip as India presently stay unbeaten in 13 international matches Captain Sunil Chhetri who scored the winner the last time when the two teams met in Yangon earlier this year hailed Myanmar as a "very compact side" "The entire country will get to see their technicalities when we meet them There is no shame in admitting that they dominated us when we played in Yangon But we were resilient Also don’t forget that they came back from 0-2 down to make it 2-2 against Kyrgyz Republic That speaks of their strength" the striker said "It may sound cliché but we need to prove a point We can’t take the foot off the pedal and need to continue our winning streak" Chhetri added Central-defender Sandesh Jhingan also hailed Myanmar "They are a very hard working side who run a lot In addition their ball control is quite exemplary They have a number of very good players in the middle and their No 10 is a special one It’s not going to be an easy match" Jhingan said "But we want to win There isn’t any place for any complacency just because we have already qualified We need to continue the winning streak and will keep doing what we have been doing to get the result we want" The weather here is pleasant with clear blue skies though there are predictions for light showers on match-day Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu the sole Indian player to have played in the UEFA Europa League said Myanmar were a very talented and technical side "They are strong unit with very talented and technically sound players who can create havoc with the ball There will always be a tendency for all to underestimate them but we won’t" he said Defender Pritam Kotal said India will approach the match the same way they have done in the last four matches "In our away match we defended very well They have some very nippy players and their touches are brilliant" the defender said "We are aware they need to win but at the same time we need to win too and will go all out to achieve it" Dabang Delhi like their cricketing counterpart Delhi Daredevils fromthe Indian Premier League (IPL) have found themselves at the wrong end of the results and eventually the all-important points table in the four seasons of the Pro Kabaddi League Dabang Delhi are the only team in the PKL to have never reached the play-offs Their campaigns some of which have showed signs of promise have always ended in disaster 6 7 8 7 These werethe positions at which Delhi have finished in the past four seasons In an eight-team competition that the PKL was it made for a dismal reading The Eagles as theylike to call themselves could barely fly leave asideflying high Dabang Delhi had their share of match-winners be it Surjeet Singh in the first season Ravinder Pahal in the second Kashiling Adake in the second and third and Meraj Sheykh in the fourth but they didn’t have a team that could make these heroics count Going into the new expanded tournament under new stewardship Dabang Delhi look to right all the wrongs of the previous seasons Having acquired the services of Ramesh Bhendigiri as head coach Dabang Delhi have opted for method over madness A respected figure in the sport Bhendigiri is the only coachto have a PhD in kabaddi The former Telugu Titans coach comes with plenty of expertise and a wealth of experience Dabang Delhi players have a good balance of youth and experience Twitter/@DabangDelhiKC While retaining his former pupil Sheykh was a no-brainer Bhendigiri planned to pack the side with a bunch of talented youngsters mostly from his home state of Maharashtra and the ones he knew quitewell His team have scouted and spotted young players from various local and national-level tournaments and bought them during the auctions "We had been planning for the auctions for over a month before it I had watched many matches during the off-season and shortlisted players to pick at the auctions Even for more experienced players we had a back-up option ready if we failed to buy our targets We knew exactly who would bid for which player and planned our strategy accordingly" Bhendigiri told Firstpostin an exclusive interview Delhi though made sure the pressure of leading and guiding the youngsters didn’t fall only on Sheykh’s shoulders alone The Eagles bought former Bengal Warriors captain Nilesh Shinde for a bargain price of Rs355 lakh his teammate Bajirao Hodage Patna Pirates’ corner defender Sunil for fairly low sums to add experience to the side The Shinde-Hodage partnership had run riot for Bengal Warriors in season three and their reunion in Dabang Delhi colours gives the defence a really solid look "Our defence is very strong Meraj Sunil Bajirao and I have all played in the league before and we know how to deal with the pressure So that’s our strong point But if you look at some of the younger defenders like Viraj Langde (and) Satpal they are really talented So we have a team in which players could come in for us (and) can deliver the same level of performance" Nilesh told Firstpostin an exclusive interview Coach Bhendigiri though is more excited by some of the young raiders in his squad who he feels can even better some of the best raiders in the league "We have a raider named Anand Patil He was awarded the best raider in the Industrial National Championship All the top raiders from PKL like Nitin Tomar Rakesh Lumar play in that competition He beat all of them to win the best raider (title) there His performance in that tournament was exceptional and I’m confident he is going to do the same in PKL" Bhendigiri who guided the women’s kabaddi team to World Cup glory in 2012 revealed Dabang Delhi coach Ramesh Bhendigiri (C) passing instructions to his players during a training session Twitter/@DabnagDelhiKC "Nobody has seen most of our raiders as they haven’t played in the league before I think that’s an advantage forus as they are extremely talented Shubham Palkar is a raider from Nagpur who has been particularly impressive in the camp I expect big things from him this season He has a bright future ahead" stated Shinde However the raiding department is expected to be led by former Telugu Titans star Rohit Baliyan ex-Bengal Warriors raider Ravi Dalal and Suraj Desai along with the Iranian duo of Sheykh and Abolfazel Maghsodlo who wereexpected to join the team on 22 July With Dabang Delhi’s dependence on youngsters in certain key areas coach Bhendigiri has left no stone unturned in getting them ready for the action "In the last few days as the season has drawn closer we changed our timings We now practise at the same time as the matches in PKL and have tried to replicate the atmosphere in the stadium in our practice hall We use crowd noises play the league anthem our own anthem just to make these young players get used to the whole atmosphere I feel it’s very critical as I have seen top players falter under the light and glitz at the PKL stadium" revealed Bhendigiri who had coached Thailand earlier Kabaddi ki jung ki taiyaari chal rahi hai mazboot aur hum aa rahe hai dikhaane apni Dabanggiri sirf 10 dino mein #DilSeDabang #TheEagles pictwittercom/g1ghxAgyQN — #DilSeDabang (@DabangDelhiKC) July 19 2017 Dabang Delhi have been in the camp since 25 June atGurgaon’s BML Munjal University campus and spent the first 10 days building up fitness Muscle strengthening endurance training and various other regimes in which coach Bhendigiri holds special expertise were carried out in those 10 days Since then the team has introduced a video analysis session just to analyse the playing styles of key players from the opponents and their own strengths and weaknesses "I used video technology at Telugu Titans too and I’m doing the same here We have studied all the major players from all the teams and have a plan in place for each one of them We are also recording our own practice matches to assess where we are doing well and where we need to improve" Bhendigiri said The use of video analysis could be especially useful under the new format in which every team will face those from their zones thrice It’s thus important to study those teams in extra detail Dabang Delhi find themselves in Zone A comprising strong teams like U Mumba Jaipur Pink Panthers Puneri Paltan Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Fortunegiants While the competition is stiff? 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