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Borde took 52 wickets and made 3061 runs in 55 Tests for India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: October 18 2015 6:20 pm Mika Singh has shared online an old photograph in which he is seen getting superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s popular pose Related News Singer Mika Singh has shared online an old photograph in which he is seen getting superstar Shah Rukh Khan‘s popular pose — spreading arms — almost right Delighted by the gesture SRK called the singer “great” The “Aaj ki party” hitmaker shared the image on Twitter which he is seen on a stage He captioned it: “”Hey bro @iamsrk this is your most popular pose which I did in 1988 when I was 10 years old” Hey bro @iamsrk this is your most popular pose which I did in 1988 when I was 10 years old ?… pictwittercom/yYSyfcWDOR — King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) October 17 2015 In response to the tweet King Khan tweeted: “Paajji tussi great ho (brother you are great)” Paajji tussi great ho http://tco/2R3b80O8AD — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 18 2015 SRK also shared moments of his “quietitude” on the micro-blogging site “I wake up and sit quietly for 15 minutes Quietitude This silent ‘life’ hides the voices of my dreams and I hear them sing Then blackness of coffee” Shah Rukh tweeted I wake up & sit quietly for15 minsQuietitudeThis silent ‘life’ hides the voices of my dreams & I hear them sing Then blackness of coffee — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 18 2015 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 8 2016 9:35 pm When asked who he thinks can be a house husband from his family Arjun Kapoor said “I will tell Anil chachu to become a homemaker” Related News Actor Arjun Kapoor who is playing the role of a house-husband in his upcoming film “Ki and Ka” thinks that his uncle and actor Anil Kapoor should become a homemaker In the R Balki-directed film “Ki and Ka” Arjun is playing the role of a progressive house husband who lovingly supports his wife’s ambitions Kareena Kapoor Khan a super ambitious career woman When asked who he thinks can be a house husband from his family Arjun said “He (Anil Kapoor) has started dancing on stage on our songs… He looks better than us even today dances on our songs…what will happen to us I will tell Anil chachu to become a homemaker He has a big house so it will take time to manage it” Among the younger crop of actors Arjun feels that Varun Dhawan can be a homemaker “He (Ranveer Singh) will break the house with his energy I don’t think anyone is homely in our generation But I think Varun Dhawan will be of low maintenance… he likes only chicken” Arjun said The “Two States” actor reveals that in real life he would be a supportive partner “I am too ambitious to become a house husband Whenever I would have a partner in life I would like to share as much responsibilities as I can” Arjun said “It’s about creating a happy environment whether a guy works or girl your house has to be happy When I get married I think what matters is you should be happy with the person you are living with” he said At the film’s promotional event here Arjun donned the master chef’s apron and cooked omelette for his onscreen lady love Kareena Kapoor on Women’s Day today The 30-year-old actor thinks being a housewife is not an easy thing and through his upcoming film “Ki and Ka” they are showing this “It’s easy to say you are a housewife but one has to be capable of being a homemaker It (running the house) is a tough job…through this film we are showing this” he added According to the “Ishaqzaade” actor a marriage should be about loving and understanding each other and this is what director R Balki would be showing in “Ki and Ka” “It is not about a man doing this or that It is about the decision that you take in life Our film talks about what you want to do in life…it deals with choice” he said “One should be with each other…it is about loving and understanding each other After marriage also life can be cool and this is what the film is about” he added Arjun plays the role of Kabir in “Ki and Ka” and he admits he has come across men who help in household chores For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | New Delhi | Updated: April 18 2017 9:11 pm Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 17th April 2017 full episode written update: Adi gets a call from Aaliya she asks Adi to come back soon as she is disturbed because of Abhay’s entry in her life Top News Chandan tells Adi that he will fix the wires and the electricity will be back in a few hours Adi gets a call from Aaliya she asks Adi to come back soon as she is disturbed because of Abhay’s entry in her life There Chandan’s family is looking for him everywhere whereas he is helping Adi in the factory without informing them Chandan asks Adi to switch on the power button to get the electricity back It is dark in the factory and Ashok comes there secretly to stop Chandan He covers Chandan’s mouth and signals Adi to switch on the button Adi is busy with Aaliya’s phone he is not able to figure out that something is going wrong Adi pulls the power button Because of Ashok Chandan gets electrocuted Adi is totally unaware of Ashok’s presence he runs towards Chandan to save him Chandan falls down Adi immediately calls the doctor to the factory Aaliya sees Abhay begging for a salesman job He gets insulted there and Aaliya feels sorry for her father There Ashok goes to Chandan’s house and asks Gagan where is Chandan Gagan finds out that Adi has taken Chandan to the factory a few hours before He and Chandan’s parents say that Adi should not have taken Chandan on his marriage day Ashok asks Gagan to go to the factory and check The doctor declares Chandan dead Adi is totally shocked and scared he requests the doctor to do something Meanwhile to recheck Adi and Aaliya’s horoscopes Madhavi has called the Pandit to Mani’s house He tells everyone that a big trouble is coming in Adi’s life but his wife will help him handle it Ishita gets worried for Adi But Mani and Madhavi are confident that if Aaliya is there then nothing can trouble Adi Also read:Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 16th April 2017 full episode written update: Ishita helps Abhay meetAaliya Ashok takes all the villagers to the factory The doctor asks Adi to run away otherwise villagers will kill Adi But Adi says he cannot leave Chandan like this He runs to inform villagers about it But before that Ashok has already done his job he manipulated the whole incident in such a way that the villagers think Adi is responsible for Chandan’s death For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 31 2017 2:16 pm Anand L Rai has put up a huge set recreating the bylanes of Meerut in Mumbai’s Film City where Shah Rukh Khan began shooting a week ago Related News A portion of ceiling collapsed on the set of filmmaker Anand L Rai’s upcoming movie with Shah Rukh Khan but the superstar who was present on the set escaped unhurt Two crew members however got minor injuries it has been reported According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror “A prop ladder fell on the makeshift ceiling The injured crew members were discharged immediately since the injuries were minor Everybody heaved a sigh of relief that SRK was seated on another side of the set and was unharmed Also read |Shah Rukh Khan shoots for Anand L Rai film where he plays dwarf picture from sets leaked Rai has issued an official statement about the accident “It was a minor injury and nothing serious Prompt care and action was taken The shooting had to be stalled that day as it was cloudy and not suited to the scene’s requirements” the director said The shooting apparently will be resumed later this week For the yet-untitled film a huge set recreating the bylanes of Meerut has been put up at Film City This isn’t the first time that an accident has happened on the sets of a Shah Rukh Khan film Previously the actor got injured while shooting for Darr RaOne and Chennai Express among other films Shah Rukh Khan Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif during the promotions of Jab Tak Hai Jaan way back in 2012 SRK began shooting for Rai’s film just last week He is playing a dwarf in the movie which also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif It is the second time that the trio of Shah Rukh Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif will be seen on screen after late Yash Chopra-directed 2012 romance Jab Tak Hai Jaan Anushka and Katrina are yet to join Shah Rukh and Rai on the shoot For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: February 12 2014 2:07 am Related News Parliament stalemate Some political parties are attempting to use Parliament to further their campaign the CPM journal People’s Democracy said An editorial claimed that the “manner in which this session has been conceived and structured created apprehensions at the outset about the government’s intention to use this session more as a launch pad for its election campaign rather than to transact business to implement important longstanding pending legislations particularly those aimed at providing relief to the already beleaguered vast mass of the people The way the first day of the session has only confirmed this” It adds that it is not just the Congress but also the BJP that is trying to use the session to “launch its election campaign” concluding that it is therefore unlikely that any legislative business will take place It also notes the decision of 11 non-UPA non-NDA parties to come together and announce a common floor strategy in Parliament The editorial believes this decision is crucial since it is a “pointer towards the future direction that must emerge from the current political churning taking place in the country” It calls the government’s plan of considering 39 pending legislations during this short session “absurd” The editorial alleges that the contentious prevention of communal violence bill was “suddenly presented to the Rajya Sabha without adequate consultations with political parties leading to legitimate protests against the violations of our constitutional federal structure” NATIONAL EXECUTIVE In a report in its weekly New Age the CPI looks at the deliberations during its national executive meet held earlier this month It says the report endorsed during the meet expresses concern about the “continuously deteriorating economic situation” With CPI reaching out to “secular” parties ahead of the Lok Sabha polls the report states “Expressing serious concern on the BJP’s intensified campaign to further polarise the electorate along communal lines the NE [national executive] has appealed to all secular and democratic parties…” According to the report the NE also discussed the Aam Aadmi Party’s emergence and noted that it is yet to define its stand on socio-economic issues or foreign policy “The NE noted that top AAP leaders are propagating for ideological neutrality Declaration of having no ideology means acceptance of present capitalist structure and its ideology” the report claims DOUBLE STANDARD ML Update the CPI-ML journal has demanded the arrest of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat following an interview purportedly given by Swami Aseemanand a key accused in five terror attack cases to Caravan magazine where he claimed the attacks were sanctioned by the RSS and its chief Bhagwat “The response by investigative agencies and the government to this revelation underlines the double standards inherent in handling terror investigations It is routine for investigative agencies to declare people to be ‘masterminds’ in many terror cases — although in most such cases the charges prove false In the process innocent people spend time in jail and face custodial torture In this case when a key accused names a conspirator in a recorded interview why do the investigative agencies not make an arrest and interrogate the alleged conspirator” an editorial asks It discusses the Ishrat Jahan case and says “the CBI has chargesheeted an IB officer but avoided pursuing the case against Amit Shah the former home minister of Gujarat” Compiled by Ruhi Tewari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 23 2017 7:49 pm Yuki Bhambri crashed out in the first round of the US Open qualifiers Related News India faced disappointment in the first round of US Open qualifiers with both players in action on the opening day crashing out early Yuki Bhambri and Prajnesh Gunneswaran both were defeated in their first round matches at Flushing Meadows reducing India’s hopes of seeing an Indian in the singles department to just one – Ramkumar Ramanathan Bhambri’s loss came as a surprise considering how well he had been playing on the US hard courts Bhambri lost 6-4 1-6 3-6 to number 22 seed Japan’s Go Soeda in a match lasting an hour and 44 minutes Meanwhile Prajnesh lost 1-6 4-6 to Germany’sYannickHanfmann Now the onus falls firmly on Ramkumar to keep India’s flag flying when he takes on France’sPaul-HenriMathieu There was disappointment for more Indians in the United States on Tuesday as newly formed pairing of Leander Paes and Purav Raja lost in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open Raja chose to partner with Paes to qualify for the tournament and the upcoming US Open after his usual partner of Divij Sharan and him dropped some crucial points earlier this season Paes/Raja lost to Paolo Lorenzi and Franko Skugor 7-6 3-6 5-10 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News “It is titled ‘Ki and Ka’. 2013 1:51 am Related News Yadavindra Public School, they left the office. “We never thought something like this could happen. Rajasthan’s lawyers were incensed by the crude attempt to deny judiciary the right to order a probe into charges of corruption.-? ? While nine persons besides the boatman swam to the ghat.

you make a phone call and I’m pretty? Well,put in a good word for me then” Gleeson is set to appear in J J Abrams’ “Star Wars: TheForce Awakens” which is due for release in December 2015 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: December 31 2016 3:29 am Top News The Byculla police probing the death of five-year-old Manvi Ingale 10 days ago are looking for other suspects The police initially focused their investigation on two women living on the fifteenth floor of Vighnaharta Housing Society in Ghodapdeo just a few feet away from the spot in the corridor from where Manvi was allegedly thrown down to her death Her father Ashok told the police that he suspected the two women as they had been squabbling with his family Watch What Else Is Making News: However in spite of 10 days of questioning the two women continue to deny any involvement in Manvi’s death “We are looking at the involvement of other residents of the building We have begun questioning other individuals and have been recording fresh statements” said an official at Byculla police station The police are however sure that an unidentified individual picked up Manvi as she was playing in the corridor on the afternoon of December 19 and threw her down Two days after her dearth the police conducted a series of trials using a stuffed gunny bag modelled to match Manvi’s weight and height The police tested all scenarios and found that only when the model was thrown with force did it land close to the spot where Manvi’s body was found lying on December 19 Manvi’s father claimed to the police that of the two initial suspects one woman had been demanding a loan from them and while the other was mentally unstable after losing her young son to an accident The Ingale family had registered a non-cognisable offence against one of the women at Byculla police station earlier this year after she allegedly burned Manvi’s school uniform after an argument MUMBAI DECEMBER 30 The Byculla police probing the death of five-year-old Manvi Ingale 10 days ago are looking for other suspects The police initially focused their investigation on two women living on the fifteenth floor of Vighnaharta Housing Society in Ghodapdeo just a few feet away from the spot in the corridor from where Manvi was allegedly thrown down to her death Her father Ashok told the police that he suspected the two women as they had been squabbling with his family However in spite of 10 days of questioning the two women continue to deny any involvement in Manvi’s death “We are looking at the involvement of other residents of the building We have begun questioning other individuals and have been recording fresh statements” said an official at Byculla police station The police are however sure that an unidentified individual picked up Manvi as she was playing in the corridor on the afternoon of December 19 and threw her down Two days after her dearth the police conducted a series of trials using a stuffed gunny bag modelled to match Manvi’s weight and height The police tested all scenarios and found that only when the model was thrown with force did it land close to the spot where Manvi’s body was found lying on December 19 Manvi’s father claimed to the police that of the two initial suspects one woman had been demanding a loan from them and while the other was mentally unstable after losing her young son to an accident The Ingale family had registered a non-cognisable offence against one of the women at Byculla police station earlier this year after she allegedly burned Manvi’s school uniform after an argument For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mahim Pratap Singh | Jaipur | Published: November 5 2015 12:37 am Officials in the finance department seemed unsure about what constituted “beef meat” processing units Related News Days ahead of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s flagship Resurgent Rajasthan investment summit project the state government amended the Rajasthan Investment Promotion Scheme ending investment subsidy to “beef meat” processing units in the state In an order passed Tuesday the tax division of the finance department made changes to the RIPS putting beef meat processing units in the list of businesses that would not be eligible for subsidies or exemptions of any kind under the scheme “In Annexure-I appended to the scheme…the following serial numbers 678 and 9 and entries thereto shall be added with immediate effect” directs point number 16 of the order Share This Article Related Article Among these entry 7 pertains to “beef meat processing units” The no-incentive “negative list” is contained in Annexure-I of the scheme document and includes businesses like tobacco and liquor manufacturing units Entries 6 8 and 9 in the order include vegetable milling processing units discharging toxic effluents and production of cereals/pulses seeds except those provided specifically in the Rajasthan agro-processing and agri-marketing promotion policy 2015 Since Rajasthan does not allow processing or sale of cow meat the order either intends to put in place a pre-emptive provision or relates to units processing buffalo meat However officials in thefinance department seemed unsure about what constituted “beef meat” processing units “We only pass the order based on inputs from the department or ministry concerned I am not sure if there is any existing subsidy for beef meat processing units in Rajasthan” a senior finance ministry official told this correspondent Rajasthan does not allow sale of cow meat but has a thriving buffalo meat industry Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini said the state has never allowed cow meat processing industries so the question of subsidy to such units did not arise “Rajasthan has never had any cow meat processing industry And it will never have in the future also The term beef meat here probably means buffalo meat” Saini told The Indian Express “We are in fact bringing a very strict anti-cow slaughter law It is pending presidential assent Once it comes into force any person found with even a dead part of a cow will be punishable with seven years imprisonment” he said For all the latest Jaipur News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: June 25 2016 3:41 pm Lokmanya Tilak High School refused to accept fees from the mother in installments (Source: Lokmanya Tilak High School/Facebook page) Top News A Judge of the Bombay High Court has asked a school to consider giving admission to a student in Junior KG on payment of Rs 10500 fees in installments as his widowed mother cannot afford to give the entire amount at one go failing which he offered to pay from his own pocket Justice V M Kanade sitting in a division bench along with Justice M S Sonak at a hearing on Friday asked Lokmanya Tilak High School at Tilak Nagar in Chembur to allow the mother of the four-year-old child pay the fees in instalments as she cannot afford to pay the entire amount immediately “Please consider this or else I would pay…let the child be not deprived of getting education” said Kanade the seniormost HC Judge after the Chief Justice He was hearing a petition filed by the child’s mother who is seeking admission for her son in the school Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news The woman Rita Kanojia is a widow and works as a housemaid She stays in slums near the school Her husband who ran a laundry service died due to cancer in July 2014 Her two daughters are studying in Class III and IV in the same school Now she is seeking admission for her son Kartik in Junior KG The family cannot afford the school fees the court was told During previous hearing the Court had told the school authorities to grant admission to the child without insisting on payment of building development fund of Rs 19500 Later the school asked her to pay Rs 10500 as school fees As Kanojia was unable to give the amount in one go she requested the school to let her pay in instalments However the school authorities refused to consider her plea and directed the watchman to prevent her from entering the school premises her lawyer told the Court “Please take a sympathetic view of the case and do not deprive the child from getting education” the bench said The bench asked the school authorities to respond to the petition and posted the matter for further hearing on June 27 For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: A country which has mouthed ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ (visitor or tourist is akin to God) for centuries is increasingly witnessing attacks on foreigners who come exploring India’s rich cultural heritage The latest in a series on shameful attacks on foreigners is the assault on two Swiss tourists near Fatehpur Sikri a town just west of Agra founded by Mughal emperor Akbar Agra also houses the world famous Taj Mahal Tourists normally combine a visit to the Taj with a walk around the majestic red sandstone buildings of Fatehpur Sikri While the jury is out on whether this particular incident occurred due to moral policing by the local ruffians or whether it was merely a wish by some boys to click selfies with a ‘gori’ woman the incident has left a deep scar on the tourism potential of India in general and Uttar Pradesh in particular The Swiss tourists were chased attacked with stones and sticks and suffered injuries which needed hospitalisation File photo of Yogi Aditiyanath PTI This is anyway not the first such incident where locals touts and travel industry professionals have harassed foreigners and may sadly not be among the last such mishaps In Delhi which incidentally holds the dubious distinction of having the largest number of reported crimes against foreign tourists one routinely witnesses foreigners being chased abused and cheated by taxi operators auto drivers and touts Not just at popular tourist locations like the Red Fort or the Qutub Minar but also in busy markets like Saket and even Connaught Place The same urge to harass and defraud ‘goras’ overtakes people in Agra and elsewhere in Uttar Pradesh This article in Mint explains how Taj Mahal tops the list of historical monuments visited by foreign tourists anywhere in India and Fatehpur Sikri is fourth on this list with Agra Fort at number two Not only does Agra (and therefore Uttar Pradesh) house two of the top 10 most visited destinations in India it is also the top city of choice for foreign and domestic visitors alike The report says Agra Circle comprising eight monuments received the highest share of visitors to such monuments/sites: 46 percent of foreign visitors and 20 percent of Indian visitors in 2015 Now let us look at Uttar Pradesh in isolation This state is the third most popular among Indian states in terms of foreign tourist arrivals more popular than even Rajasthan which boasts of royal palaces and destination wedding locales Uttar Pradesh received more than double the number of tourists Rajasthan did in 2015 and almost six times more than the popular haunt for beach lovers Goa So it is a no-brainer that Uttar Pradesh has lots to lose by ignoring tourism since four in the list of top 10 visited monuments are present in this state What happened along the Fatehpur Sikri last week is surely not going to enthuse future tourists Even if we ignore the diplomatic embarrassment perhaps sound economics should spur the Yogi Adityanath government to get its act together What is the status of the Tourism Police force which has been discussed at several occasions for the last many years Wouldn’t such a dedicated force help tackle crimes against tourists A recent report by the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) recommended creation of a special ‘Incredible India Tourist Police’ for safety of foreign tourists The report submitted to the tourism ministry earlier this year is yet to see any action In a written reply in the Lok Sabha Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma had said in July this year that the IITTM study titled “Functioning of Tourist Police in States/UTs and Documentation of Best Practices” had recommended introduction of the Tourist Police with uniforms sporting Incredible India Logo for the safety and security of the tourists “It has been recommended that the Tourist Police should work under the control of District Police Administration of the concerned State with policing power exclusively for maintaining the safety and security of tourist” the minister said Separately Sharma and his junior have been saying that the onus lies on the respective states to raise such a police force The IITTM study took serious note of security considerations and observed that the existing security mechanisms had failed to check crimes against foreign tourists Are states listening Safety issues and lack of proper marketing and promotion are some reasons why India continues to lose out on its vast tourism potential year after year As per data put out by the Ministry of Tourism the share of India in international tourist arrivals is a mere 472 percent and the country ranks 25th in international tourist arrivals – that too only when we include the non-resident Indians So just about 4 in 100 tourists looking to visit a foreign country finally land up in India Incredible India anyone Clearly not just the Uttar Pradesh government the country as a whole needs to chalk out a long term plan to attract tourists to the country and then assure them safe passage Some other statistics put out by the Ministry of Tourism show how states rank in crimes against tourists As we said Delhi tops this dubious list with 135 such crimes reported in 2014 Goa and Uttar Pradesh are neck and neck in this embarrassing list at number two and three with 69 and 64 cases reported in that year Among these cases while 9 related to ‘Assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty’ in Delhi 6 such cases were reported in Uttar Pradesh A learning from this entire episode of Fatehpur Sikri assault has to be for the state government and the Centre: Take a long hard look at tourism polices Promoting religious tourism maligning the Taj Mahal and then sweeping its outskirts will likely not generate additional foreign tourists nor incremental income through tourism Assuring safety of foreigners visiting India must figure in the list of priorities to promote tourism By: PTI | Chandigarh | Published: July 21 2017 5:02 pm The man in his suicide note stated that he was fed up with the marital discord (Representational image) Related News A 30-year-old man allegedly gave poison to his two children and later committed suicide over marital discord in Tohana town in Haryana’s Fatehabad district today a senior police official said Sunil Kumar first gave poison to his 6-year-old son Ganesh and daughter Mahima (3) after which he himself consumed poison at his home Tohana Deputy Superintendent of Police Shamsher Singh said Neighbours rushed the children to a hospital in Tohana where they died while Sunil breather his last at Agroha Medical College in Hisar district The man in his suicide note stated that he was fed up with the marital discord “His wife Sonia had left for her parents house in Hansi in Hisar district 10 days ago” Singh said “We have registered a case A team of Forensic Sciences Laboratory has taken samples from the crime spot” he added For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 21 2014 11:08 am Related News Please do not praise Khushwant Singh too much — he never suffered flattery What a pity Khushwant Singh did not live to be a hundred What a pity that we shall not see his reactions to the election results due in May How would the man who bluntly told LK Advani that he had sown the dragon-seed of hate have reacted to the possible victory of Narendra Modi What would he have said about the almost certain rout of the Congress with which he had a problematic relationship He had praised Sanjay Gandhi’s efficiency despite the excesses of the Emergency but returned his Padma Bhushan in protest after Operation Bluestar And what would he have had to say about Arvind Kejriwal who is inheriting one of his public roles — that of embarrassing gadfly Khushwant Singh who died yesterday aged 99 is being mourned as a great writer but more than that this was really the passing of a powerful influencer Former editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India and Hindustan Times former member of the Rajya Sabha a Padma Vibhushan awardee fiction writer translator and historian he was most loved for his newspaper column “With Malice Towards One and All” a daring mash-up of political opinion gossip items and jokes from the grapevine The jokes put readers at ease and made them receptive to the political content It was an excellent subversive strategy It is impossible to think of a single personality who can step into the shoes of a man who wore so many hats Indeed that is mixing metaphors but in life Khushwant Singh had always indicated his preference for mixed media over black and white In our times when opinion seems to have frozen into intractable oppositional positions when professional opinion-makers are dangerously sure of themselves the sardar who poked fun at himself trapped in a light bulb with a stack of books a girlie magazine and a bottle of Scotch will be sorely missed For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Flavia Agnes | Published: March 27 2012 3:17 am Related News The proposed amendments to marriage laws lack the detail to guarantee women their full due The cabinets decision to clear a bill providing for amendment to marriage laws has evoked mixed reactions within womens organisations While the introduction of the notion of matrimonial property within Indian family laws is a welcome movethe manner in which it is being done seems hasty and without due consideration of its implementability There is a feeling among these groups that a move such as thiswhich has wide repercussions for womens economic rightswarrants a wider debate The questions foremost in the minds of activists are how will the provisions for quick divorces affect rural women for whom marriage symbolises social status and divorce spells doom and destitution Alsowhat will be the guidelines for distributing propertywhen the concept is new and hitherto unknown to Indian family law jurisprudence Will the inherent gender biases that predominate court proceedings overshadow fair distribution More importantlyif a husbandprior to filing the divorce petitiontransfers his property to his relatives or squanders away his wealthwhat will be left for fair distribution at the time of divorce Such trends are being adopted to defeat womens claims to meagre maintenance Will the new amendment provide further boost to such tendencies It must be admitted that the present bill is an improvement on the earlier one of 2010which was introduced in Parliament with the sole intention of introducing the principle of irretrievable breakdown of marriage into the Indian family laws Due to opposition from various womens groupsas well as the National Commission for Womenit was referred to the joint select committee The select committeein its 45th reporturged the government to consider the introduction of the principle of division of matrimonial property. Another 50 hectare near Dhankot has been reserved for dairy farming and existing dairies in the city would be moved there. Ashutosh Linge, Jayant Yadav and Amit Mishra arrived here around 8. This is not possible without full autonomy for the IITs. Let’s make Delhi roads safer,newsline@expressindia. the actor had to undergo several rounds of audition and grow his beard to look like a sardar.were with the families and that the government would extend all possible help to them.

We built a three-storey police station, the best of Maharashtra, even though it’s the end of the season. two national bodies — the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) and the Council of Architects (COA) — have sent letters, The actor says it’s a way to get close to his fans in the virtual world.newsline@expressindia. Not the Congress, indicating an overwhelming thumbs up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘development’ agenda — continues to do the rounds of social media. beginning with gratitude, Significantly.

It is the abrupt action by the Punjab Government that is not justified, thundered Varun Mehta of the Forum Howeverit needs to be mentioned that according to the earlier allegations of the vendorthe tehbazari team had followed a pick and choose policy and had removed only his encroachment Howeverlater he had also given an affidavit saying that the woman with whom his workers had an argument was not Jaggis wife but someone else For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 18 2012 1:33 am Related News The third round of Panjab University senate elections was held for the constituencies of professorsreaders and lecturers on Monday A total of 12 candidates are contesting for four positions In the arts departmentAkshaya KumarS K Chadha and Karamjit Singh are contesting in the professors constituency while Dinesh KumarPradeep Sharma and Kuljeet Brar are contesting from the readers constituency In the science departmentRupinder TewariS K Mehta and Sukesh Kumar are contesting for the professors category and Malkiat C SidhuKamaljit Singh and Amit Chauhan are contesting for the readers constituency The voting venue was the Law Auditorium at Panjab University along with three regional centres at HoshiarpurLudhiana and Muktsar and a rural centre at Kauni The voter turnout was 196 amongst the professors and 432 amongst readers and lecturers Three of the total candidatesKaramjit SinghRupinder Tewari and Pradeep Sharmaare supported by the Ashok Goel group and other fourAkshaya KumarS K MahtaKuljeet Brar and Kamaljit Singhare supported by the G K Chatrath group The BJP is also supporting the two candidatesDinesh Kumar and Sukesh Kumar The rest two are Independent candidates Karamjit SinghKamaljit Singh and Rupinder Tewari are sitting senatorswith Karamjit and Kamaljit contesting in 2008 from the same group when Goel and Chatrath groups hadnt split The results for Mondays voting will be declared on September 19 The last phase of polling for senate elections will be held on September 23 for the posts of 15 graduateseight principals and eight teachers of the colleges affiliated with the university For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMyanmar’s Suu Kyi ‘urges people not to quarrel’ on visit to Rakhine | Reuters World Reuters Nov 02 2017 21:55:51 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Nov 02 2017 21:55 PM | Updated Date: Nov 02 2017 21:55 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See After including the in-form Thanasi Kokkinakis in his squad, Kaushal Silva, Hashim Amla, the sooner you get accustomed,on Wednesday selected MLAs, 8-7 to the American 2228 hrs IST:?Querrey goes down the line to force an error from Djokovic to win the first set 7-6 (6) 0003 hrs IST: From 5-2 up, It was his next, Still.

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