But the verdict on rural empowerment is divided because of the act’s uneven implementation across states.” Manoj also shared some funny incident from a shoot with Mr Bachchan. According to Trupti and Santosh Mhambrey, As a director I have achieved what I wanted to. I don’t have regrets” he added The “Gadar” star feels it is difficult to please everyone with a film “We can’t predict things I am waiting for the audience’s reaction” he adds “Ghayal Once Again” is produced and directed by Sunny The film stars four newcomers – Rishabh Arora Shivam Patil Daina Khan and Anchal Munjal in lead roles After much changes in release dates the movie is hitting screens on February 5 “It doesn’t bother me It is because of technical reasons It is right to release a film when it (film) is ready The release date has to be correct” Sunny said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Published: May 5 2016 1:31 am Umesh Dhebe is a constable posted at the Versova police station while his younger brother Ramesh is a commando in the Quick Response Team Express photo Related News A young commando was caught impersonating his older brother last month after he decided to skip work and attend a friend’s wedding The Mumbai Police have initiated disciplinary action against both men The attempted deception took place at the Police Training School in Marol on April 22 when the police recruitment drive was underway there between March 29 and May 2 The Local Arms Department of the Mumbai Police had drafted 400 additional personnel to facilitate physical exams for several thousand aspirants for the 1250 vacant posts of police constable Share This Article Related Article Constable Umesh Dhebe (27) posted at Versova police station was among the personnel deputed to examine application papers measure vital parameters and oversee long jump pull ups shot put and 100 metre running events for the applicants Senior officials claimed that in the middle of April Dhebe had put in a request for leave but it had been turned down as no holidays were to be sanctioned during that period Umesh’s brother Ramesh (25) a commando in the Quick Response Team and posted in south Mumbai worked the night shift on April 21 and the next morning turned up as his brother at Marol Trading his dark blue uniform for his brother’s khaki and donning a belt and name tag embossed with Umesh’s buckle number and full name Ramesh entered the training school complex and asked for directions to the reporting officer An official who oversaw the recruitment process said that the inspector responsible for attendance found something amiss when a ‘strange man’ signed his name as Umesh Dhebe She alerted Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Jambhulkar Local Arms of her suspicions Ramesh was taken aside and allegedly confessed to having switched places with his brother Umesh joined the police four years ago while Ramesh was recruited two years ago Over the next week Jambhulkar who retired on April 30 recorded statements of both brothers and the woman officer who caught them “Ramesh said that he agreed to report as Umesh because he did not want him to be marked absent for a day and suffer loss of pay as a consequence There was no bad intention” said a senior officer Jambhulkar’s inquiry report has been sent to top Mumbai Police officials who will decide the fate of the brothers “We had been checking our own personnel and took prompt action when this came to light We have recommended that the brothers face disciplinary action But the punishment will be decided by their respective heads of department ” said Quaiser Khalid Additional Commissioner of Police Local Arms WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE srinathrao@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: May 3 2017 4:47 pm Actor Ayushmann Khurrana had sometime back shared how he sang in trains during his college days Related News Actor Ayushmann Khurrana who will be seen playing a Bengali novelist named Abhimanyu Roy in the forthcoming film Meri Pyaari Bindu says it was fun learning the language Being a true blue Punjabi how difficult was it for him to learn Bangla Ayushmann said “I don’t want to call myself a hardcore Punjabi For Bangla I had two teachers In the film I am speaking in Bangla with my parents But with Parineeti (Chopra) I am speaking mostly Hindi because she is not playing a Bengali in the film The nuances in the film are strikingly Bengali It was fun learning this language” Asked if he would like to play a singer on screen Ayushmann said: “Definitely… Because you get to sing your own songs In this particular film I’m of course not singing because I play a non-singer in the film Parineeti is playing the singer If she wasn’t playing the singer then I would have sung” Also read |Meri Pyaari Bindu song Khol De Baahein: Parineeti Chopra finds ideal boyfriend in Ayushmann Khurrana Watch video Ayushmann during one of the promotional events of Meri Pyaari Bindu had shared memoriesfrom his childhood He said “During my college days there was a train named ‘Pashchim Express’ that used to go from Delhi to Mumbai So I along with my friends used to get onto the train and we used to go to every coach to sing and perform Passengers used to give us money which we used to collect We used to earn so much that we managed to sponsor our Goa trip from it So yes you can say I am a train singer” Meri Pyaari Binduhas beendirected by Akshay Roy and also stars Parineeti Chopra as an aspiring singer It releases on May 12 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 7 2017 2:56 am Top News IN YET another case of Vishing in which fraudsters con victims by making phone calls and pretending to be calling from their banks a 49-year-old homemaker from Goregaon was duped on Saturday The woman who was using a bank account operated by her US-based son was duped after a person pretending to be calling from their bank asked details of her card number on the pretext that her account had been ‘locked’ Around 530 pm on Saturday Nilamma Korli received a call on her mobile phone from a woman The woman claimed to be calling from her bank and told Korli that her account had been locked due to a technical reason She asked Korli for her debit card details using which they could activate her account “She told her that if the details were not given the account would be permanently blocked Since her US-based son used the account frequently she got scared and gave the details” an officer said The caller then asked for the One Time Password (OTP) which the 49-year-old gave away as well She soon received a message saying that Rs 19000 had been debited from her account Her son also received an email about the withdrawal Since his mother did not withdraw big amounts he spoke to his sister When they checked with Korli they realized she had been duped Korli approached the Goregaon police station where an FIR on charges of cheating and section of the Information Technology Act was registered against unidentified persons “We are investigating the case but on most occasions these callers are from outside the state We get several such cases on a regular basis” an officer said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: October 14 2017 12:40 am The challenge facing Wenger now is to ensure his team pick up where they left off (Source: AP) Top News By Arsene Wenger’s own admission last week’s international break could hardly have come at a worse time for Arsenal After a torrid start to the season featuring a 1-0 defeat at Stoke City and 4-0 humiliation away to Liverpool Wenger’s side rallied by taking 10 points from their next four Premier League matches and winning both of their Europa League group games They scored 15 goals and conceded three Wenger’s critics were temporarily quietened and Arsenal’s points tally rose largely unnoticed to 13 level with champions Chelsea in fourth and one behind third-placed local rivals Tottenham Hotspur “I would have loved to be able to continue to play but we cannot do anything about that” the Frenchman lamented a 2-0 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Oct 1 before the break The challenge facing Wenger now is to ensure his team pick up where they left off Their next three league matches are visits to in-form Watford and out-of-form Everton and then a home game against Swansea City who sit third-bottom A trip to Belgrade to take on Crvena Zvedza in the Europa League and a home League Cup tie against Norwich City complete a month which the current league standings would suggest is far from the toughest on the Gunners’ calendar If they get through it unscathed Arsenal will reach November unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions possibly in the top four of the Premier League and with one foot in the knockout stages of the Europa League Yet improved points tallies and momentum are not the only rewards on offer because a good month could also strengthen Arsenal’s hand in contract negotiations with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both of whom Wenger has said might leave in January Win six out of six games in October and the pair may be tempted to extend their deals but slip-ups against Watford Everton or Swansea could just as easily nudge them closer to the exit door and stir up more interest from Europe’s top clubs Much depends on the outcome of the game at Watford on Saturday Former Arsenal forward turned pundit Paul Merson has been one of Wenger’s harshest critics of late but even he has said a win at Vicarage Road would be “a big result” for Arsenal For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 22 2017 6:01 pm ISL 2017-18 will be a new experience for Sergio Lobera Rodriguez Related News In a new experience for him FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera Rodriguez said that the Indian Super League 2017-18 draft is bound to be challenging but he looks forward to seeing how it pans out The IPL 2017-18 draft will be held on Sunday in Mumbai as all the ten teams – including new entrants Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC – will look to outdo each other to get the best players from the 200-plus in draft Rodriguez said “The ISL Indian players draft will certainly be a new experience for me It’s bound to be challenging not only for me but for everyone I’m looking forward to seeing how it pans out We have prepared well for the draft and we will definitely try to bring some of the better players on board when we get to pick players in round four” Talking about the Goa players in the draft he said “There are 26 players from Goa Among them Mandar Rao Desai and Laximikant Kattimani have been retained by FC Goa while the fate of the remaining 24 will be decided tomorrow” “Anything can happen at the ISL Draft It’s going to be a surprise tomorrow I will just wait and hope for the best?” he pointed out.s home in Mumbai where two little street girls had been incarcerated. 25 are men and 16 were women, become a showcase for Stewart’s spectacular 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The new Turbhe police station will be located close to the Palm Beach Road near Sanpada. In a closed-door meeting late Thursday, A graduate from Frameboxx,as we are more than capable of doing and able to do. 2017 12:20 pm The development comes after the US Food and Drug Administration last year approved a cell-based gene therapy, Chen Long,in the spot fixing case, we couldn’t get in… even the door was stuck,” said Ajay a neighbour While fire tenders were rushed to the spot they could not enter the narrow lane in which the house is located Neighbours said Kavita 20 had come to visit her parents for the first time after her wedding four months ago “She was visiting and planned to leave in an hour She was two months pregnant… The whole house was on fire we could hear them screaming” said Monika her friend For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: January 29 2016 12:32 am Related News FAMILY MEMBERS of the girl alleged to have received “threats” from one of the accused shortly after the verdict in the Kamduni gangrape and murder case was pronounced by the court Thursday The member who did not wish to be named “out of fear” alleged that accused Ansar Ali whom the court found guilty of the crime along with five others named in the chargesheet threatened by saying “dekhe nebo” just as he was being escorted out of the court premises Other family members too said the incident has left them “intimidated” as they pointed out at the two who were acquitted by the court “Now that these two have been set free we are feeling insecure We anticipate that they might attempt to harm us out of vengeance We will write to the (state) government and request for security” said the girl’s father and added that police should camp at their village The mother on the other hand expressed her anguish over the acquittals saying she would continue her fight “My daughter was killed…like animals How can I be content if any one of them goes scot-free We are not satisfied with the verdict There should not have been any acquittal” she demanded The girl’s brother too said all eight accused should have been punished “If three of them are hanged the rest should get a life sentence We will move the High Court against the acquittal of the two” he said The principal of the college where the girl used to study demanded “maximum punishment” for all those who were responsible for the rape and murder For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express AppBy: Express News Service | Published: March 4 2016 11:07 pm BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur Related News When the apex court told the BCCI in response to the affidavit against the Lodha panel recommendations that it might prompt the panel to review a few proposals it by no means suggested a respite for the latter “There is no question of you wanting it We the Supreme Court will decide whether we are inclined to send some restricted issues back to the committee for its decision” the bench asserted That the court while understanding that some of the recommendations are slightly implausible and factoring in the board’s autonomy still stood firmly by the Lodha panel is best exemplified by its retort to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur who had written in the affidavit that the panel didn’t seek his views on the proposed recommendations “The whole world knew this So what were you doing Waiting at the fence for a written invitation” The panel while questioning the BCCI’s priorities reiterated that they should at no point compromise on the interests of the viewers “The prominent spirit should be viewer enjoyment Do you mean that your commercial interests should take over the enjoyment of the viewers” the bench asked It was a timely rebuke for the board which had been immune to the fans’ comfort and convenience — taking them for granted clearly in the build-up to the T20 World Cup as in the late start to online ticket sales and the uncertainty over a couple of prominent venues Given the throbbing political subtext of the ongoing issues Delhi and Dharamshala are mired in the Lodha panel’s recommendation that politicians shouldn’t hold any post in the board sounds more logical than ever Going by what transpired in the court on Thursday the drama could drag on for a few more feisty episodes But it won’t be long before the court starts dictating terms to the BCCI And then there would hardly be any wriggle room for the world’s richest cricket body For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Updated: March 22 2016 1:13 am Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli Related News As Beijing serenades Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Oli in China this week should New Delhi be concerned about the expanding partnership between our two northern neighbours Geography and kinship tie India and Nepal in an inextricable but not necessarily happy relationship A rising China and the anti-India resentments of Kathmandu’s hill elite however have the potential to neutralise over the longer term some of Delhi’s natural strategic advantages in Nepal Realists in India can’t object to a good neighbourly relationship between Nepal and China Pragmatists in Beijing know the dangers of moving too far and too fast and provoking an Indian reaction But miscalculations and misperceptions often generate outcomes no one wants For his part Oli made a political gesture to India by visiting Delhi before heading out to Beijing That significant differences remain especially on the question of Madhesi rights in Nepal was reflected in the inability of the two sides to issue a joint statement at the end of Oli’s visit last month If India-Nepal relations are never too tidy Beijing-Kathmandu ties are rich in their affirmation of high principle Beijing revels in extending strong support to Nepal’s territorial sovereignty If Delhi claims a “special relationship” with Kathmandu Beijing tends to emphasise “equality and non-intervention” in its engagement with Nepal Underlying that rhetoric is the proposition that Beijing can’t accept any claim that the subcontinent is Delhi’s exclusive sphere of influence As a writer in China’s Global Times put it in the paper’s Monday edition “New Delhi should wake up to the fact that Nepal is a sovereign country not a vassal of India” The commentator was a lot less harsh in stating that the only sound choice for Nepal is in maintaining good relations with both China and India “Instead of being forced into becoming a strategic barrier against China” Global Times concluded “Nepal should be better treated and act as a bridge between Beijing and New Delhi” Few in Delhi would quibble with the idea of Nepal as India’s bridge to Tibet and China Any sensible strategy in Kathmandu would leverage its location between the world’s two fast-growing economies to bring prosperity to its people As Delhi enthusiastically welcomes Chinese investments it can hardly protest against a similar trend in Nepal and the rest of the subcontinent Cynics in Delhi however would insist that the Sino-Indian dynamic in Nepal will always remain a zero-sum game Their counterparts in Kathmandu find it hard to move away from the tradition playing the China card against India For the record Kathmandu says Oli’s trip to Beijing is not aimed at balancing India Yet there’s no avoiding the sense that Oli’s “special mission” to China is less about becoming a bridge between its giant neighbours Its focus is on reducing the current dependence on India by strengthening ties with China The political justification for this has come from the horrible impact of the Madhesi protests on fuel and other essential supplies from India While Oli and his hosts didn’t sign a much-anticipated agreement on petroleum supplies Beijing has agreed to assist Nepal in the exploration of hydrocarbon resources and expand the use of solar energy The two sides also signed a landmark transit agreement that will allow Nepal to use Chinese ports to import goods from third countries Like many other neighbours of India Nepal too has welcomed Chinese initiatives on connectivity grouped under the grand project called “One Belt One Road” During his talks with the Chinese leadership on Monday Oli reportedly asked China to extend its Tibet railway into Nepal and also build an intercity railway system within Nepal Beijing agreed to consider both requests China’s interest in connectivity with Nepal goes back to the early 1960s What we see today is a dramatic expansion of the Chinese economic engagement and infrastructure-building in Nepal While economic geography continues to be weighted towards the southern slopes of the Himalayas the rise of China has begun to exert a powerful pull to the north China has also reportedly offered to upgrade the 1960 peace and friendship treaty with Nepal But China is nowhere ready to match the kind of benefits — free movement across borders and national treatment — that the 1950 friendship treaty with Delhi confers on Kathmandu Yet for many in Kathmandu the 1950 treaty with Delhi is a symbol of “Indian hegemony” and any treaty with Beijing is about expanding Nepal’s “strategic autonomy” Delhi’s problem then is less about coping with China’s grand strategy than overcoming the entrenched distrust of India in Kathmandu and bringing greater purpose to economic engagement with Nepal In the end Delhi too has a China card that it refuses to play India might have a better influence on the outcomes in Nepal if it invites Beijing to restore and modernise the historic connectivity between the Gangetic plains and the Tibet region Delhi has a bigger interest than some in Kathmandu in turning Nepal into India’s bridge with China The writer is director Carnegie India and consulting editor on foreign affairs for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: May 10 2016 12:55 am A look at the front page of The Indian Express published onMay 10 1976 Forty Years Ago Related News Minister of Law and Justice HR Gokhale said that he expected the government to reach a conclusion within the next three or four months on the changes to be made in the Constitution He affirmed that whatever amendments were decided upon the democratic structure would not be abandoned Addressing a meeting of the Association of Indians in North America the minister said the basic policy of secularism and parliamentary system of government on which the Constitution was based would not be abandoned He also added that the rights of minorities and the right to freedom of worship too would not undergo any change Tax Reforms Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked income-tax officials to make it easier for honest taxpayers to comply with the tax laws and procedures “There should be a sense of proportion in dealing with individual assessments” she said She added the department should not start out with the assumption that everyone was to be disbelieved In a message to a conference of commissioners of income tax Mrs Gandhi said: “Tax laws should make compliance easier and evasion more difficult” Regulation and procedures should be simplified so that the majority of taxpayers were not compelled to seek the help from professional consultants Redefining A Brothel The suppression of Immoral Traffic Act is to be amended The amendment proposed by the Union Social Welfare Department intended to change the definition of “brothel” and “prostitution” rationalise the punishment clauses in the act and provide for protective home where women and girls who are in need of care and protection may be kept One of the important changes proposed is the definition of “brothel” In the existing act the definition of a brothel covers any house room or place that is used for prostitution The amendments extend the definition to include vehicles crafts buildings flats hostels and restaurants For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ektaa Malik | Published: August 22 2017 1:21 am Bag’s upcoming release Babumoshai Bandookbaz with Nawazuddin Siddiqui had been mired in controversies till now Top News Bidita Bag says she was trained in the arts like most good Bengali girls are And yes she excelled at academics too “I was a jack of all trades I got interested in acting when I composed the background score for my father’s amateur theatre company But he never considered me for acting In fact my decision to pursue acting as a profession caused quite a rift between us” shares Bag whose upcoming release Babumoshai Bandookbaz with Nawazuddin Siddiqui had been mired in controversies till now “Since I was good in academics my father wanted me to pursue it But I have always been a rebel I stood my ground and told him that I will not die in a 9-5 job and rather live a thousand lives as an actor everyday” adds Bag The 26-year-old who hails from Bengal’s Santragachhi came to Mumbai in 2010 She started off with modelling on the ramp and also did TV commercials She also dabbled in regional cinema She has quite a few Odiya Bengali and Assamese films to her name including the acclaimed Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare (As the River Flows in Hindi) “It was supposed to be just a Hindi film But then the director to cut costs said that let’s do a bilingual film But I am happy I did that I got to work with Victor Banerjee and Sanjay Suri” says Bag Bag also did some Hindi films which largely went unnoticed Babumoshai Bandookbaz is her big-ticket entry to Bollywood and she hopes for recognition and more work Bag plays Phulwa a cobbler in a Uttar Pradesh village and the love interest of Nawazuddin Siddiqui The character adds Bag is pathbreaking in many ways “First of all she is a female cobbler Secondly she is unapologetic about everything she does She spares no opportunity to make a quick buck and charges Rs 20 for every man who stares at her” she says Talking about the explicit dialogues and scenes shown in the film’s trailer Bag says “The social setting of our film is in a fictitious village in UP We have kept the gender dynamics quite fluid We have shown the men and women as equals I smoke with Babu (played by Nawazuddin) I drink with him We are equal partners in bed also Phulwa is manipulative And she needs to be that way as the perfect foil to Babu who has no moral centre” Bag reveals that she almost did not play the lead character in the film Chitrangadha Singh was playing Phulwa and had even shot a lot of her role “I was about to play the second lead in the film When Chitrangadha wasn’t able to continue director Kushan Nandy was desperately looking for another actor for the role A common friend a model from Kolkata suggested my name to him for the lead I did a super quick audition and was chosen to play the lead on the very same day It was almost as if I was upgraded to first class from the economy section of an airplane” Bag says with a laugh The film had been initially given 48 cuts by the CBFC But a couple of days ago was given a go-ahead with 7-8 voluntary cuts and an ‘A’ certificate This is good news for Bag who is currently working on a biopic on Daya Bai a social reformer from Kerala and also on a children’s film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News So consumed is he with this burning desire for a son, “The maps represent land.
2017 1:58 am Bhupender Yadav. family takes care of you, a good passer and excellent three-point shooter with great court awareness, will be discharged from hospital soon.approved by the ministry, A complaint has been registered and a hunt is on for the driver of the truck who is on the run. while Japan found a consolation goal through Taisei Miyashiro in the 73rd minute at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium. Shitole said, After a sloppy eight editions in the cash-rich T20 tournament, (Source: Express Archive) Related News Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh turned 37 on Monday and the sports fraternity took to social media to wish the Indian bowler on his special day.