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’, All of this encouraged me to become an actor. I was caught out of position, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Brasilia | Published: June 13, adding the fighting had “lifted the prestige of the Philippine fighters in the eyes of ISIS Central”.By: Reuters | Manila | Updated: July 24 the SIT pointed out that more than 25 countries have made "tax crimes" a predicate offence. AFP "The Congress keeps on asking us — ‘What happened on the black money issue? In the past six months.

I feel there is a difference between trained and untrained actors. ‘Kutram Kadithal’ is the story of five different characters and how their lives get connected through a certain incident on a particular day. Behind them, again, But when you say they take advantage or they are no friend, will use puppet animation and be dubbed in the Tibetan language, A review meeting will be held between the NTPC and Punjab State Power Corporation Limited next week. “I am looking forward to working with the team which has been picked to have a good blend of experience and youth. The key changes in the squad that went on the Europe Tour is the return of defenders Harmanpreet Singh and Surender Kumar. The number of firefighters is proportionate to the number of fire stations.

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who have ambitions to expand their self-rule area into parts of Ninevah province, Ranbir and Anushka Sharma are playing a romantic couple for first time in the film that chronicles the city’s evolution through the early post-colonial decades. who recently married his sister Arpita Khan, the post of CIC was never vacant in the past decade.6 million British Indians to support May, In 2005,but the work was given to one company. All this could be true. Can anyone stop Narendra Modi? The Economist gave its verdict even before India had voted “He (Modi) will probably become India’s next prime minister That does not mean he should be” And how could The Economist forget its ordained duty of fulfilling the white man’s burden “We do not find the prospect of a government led by Congress under Mr (Rahul) Gandhi an inspiring one But we have to recommend it to Indians as the less disturbing option” Corruption has been and remains the biggest roadblock in the path of development growth and good governance worldwide especially in developing countries At least on one very crucial parameter the Modi government has some noteworthy achievement Does that mean Shourie’s criticism of the Modi government is misplaced No In his characteristic style he has hit Modi hard and hit him where it would hurt most His brutal unsparing criticism is a reminder to Modi that if his government can perform on the toughest parameter of governance — which is eradication of corruption in high places — it can certainly rev up to handle non-performance on economic political and foreign policy fronts Written by The Indian Express | Published: August 19 2013 3:09 am Related News * Apropos If bureaucrats did their dutythere would be no scams: Khemka (IEAugust 16); the Indian Administrative Services is the backbone of the Indian government Whether governance is clean and efficientor corrupt and lethargic depends on its officers The examination held by the Union Public Service Commission to determine eligibility to join the services is one of the toughest in the world The brightest and best of our country are selected after a gruelling series of exams and interviewsand trained in all aspects of decision making and intricacies of governance and management They are supposed to work in the best interests of the nation If officersespecially those who occupy key positionsremain sincerethen nothing irregular can happen IAS officers advise politicianswho take decisions based on their recommendations If their advice is bona fidea politicians elbow-room to be corrupt is severely limited SC Vaid Delhi Absent law * Apropos Take the broom (IEAugust 15)one wonders why no comprehensive legislation governing the registration and regulation of political parties has been enacted by Parliamenteven though this was recommended by the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution2002 Hemant Kumar Ambala Truth must prevail * The questionable quality of Russian MiGs has been responsible for the death of many an airforce pilotbecause plane after plane has crashed Nowan accident in the INS Sindhurakshak submarinewhich was only recently refurbished by Russiahas caused a great loss to our country and navy Clarifications must be made as to why this disaster happened S Rajagopalan Chennai Iranian misadventure * This refers to Iran detains ship carrying Iraqi crude to India (IEAugust 16) I am not at all surprised by Irans cussed decision to hold up an Indian shipwhich was transporting oil back to India The Iranian authorities have always behaved poorly with Indians In 2002I was part of an official Indian delegationwhich included 50 doctorstravelling to Kabulcarrying relief medicines We had to stop in Iran to refuel our plane Due to bad weather our plans regarding which Iranian airport to land in changed at the last moment The confusion that ensued was abominableespecially considering that our delegation was representing the Indian state The Indian ambassador to Iran had to personally come to the airport to help us out I will never forget the discourteous treatment we were subjected to Incidentallythe delay meant we could not reach Kabulas the weather turnedand we had to return to Delhi Krishan Kalra Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 21 2017 3:53 pm Virat Kohli had played with Ross Taylor in Royal Challengers Bangalore (Source: AP) Related News New Zealand’s Ross Taylor said that Virat Kohli’s aggression and the way it rubs off on his teammates makes him a tough opponent In an interview with India Today Taylor said that the Indian captain will go down as one of the best players to have ever played the game “At the end of the day when you play the game you have to be true to yourself” said Taylor “And I love his aggression which rubs off on other players and as the opposition you know you are in a contest when you play against him I don’t think it will change with Virat until the time he does retire He is a fantastic player to watch and one has to be always competitive against him” Taylor has played with a number of teams in the Indian Premier League His firstwas Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural season Rahul Dravid was captain of the squad and Virat Kohli was only one of the younger batsmen in the lineup “Look I have enjoyed watching Virat grow and have followed his progress from the young player of 2008 for RCB to the player he is now Him and Williamson are very similar Batsmen who ask questions at a very young age and you can see the class at very young age” said Ross Taylor “To see him where he is today and the consistency he has and now with the added responsibility of captaining the country that he has taken with both hands I am sure for the next however long he wants to play he will be one of the best players of all time to have played the game Which is high praise for a player of his age” While India are led by Kohli New Zealand have Kane Williamson himself considered one of the best batsmen of this generation Taylor being a former captain himself said that it is up to him and the other senior players in the squad to take as much pressure off Williamson as possible so that he can play his natural game In a way for me it’s now trying to take as much responsibility off Kane” he said “He is a world-class player in his own right and captainship can sometimes affect players So myself Guptill and Latham have to try and take the pressure of Kane so he can do his main skill and score runs and win games for us” Taylor is part of the New Zealand squad that are touring India for a limited overs series The first leg of the tour is a three-match ODI series that will be followed by a T20I rubber of as many matches Taylor’s involvement in the IPL and his status as one of the leading batsmen in the world across formats has helped him gain a considerable following in the country “India is a unique place to play and a place I have always enjoyed Indian crowds are knowledgeable and they love the game Players have had enough IPL games now to have a following I have played for four different teams The Indian crowds will try their best to enjoy good cricket” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 16 2017 1:29 pm Yuvraj Singh played 300th ODI for India when he took the field against Bangladesh on Thursday (Source: Instagram) Related News Yuvraj Singh joined the elite tally of Indian cricketers who have played 300 ODIs for India when he came out to play the semi-final match against Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar congratulated the left-hander on achieving the feat as he took to social media and uploaded a picture with Yuvraj on his Instagram account that said “If there’s one word that personifies @yuvisofficial it’s resilience and he embodies this spirit like nobody else His return to the team after numerous challenges is legendary still makes me feel emotional about the many hurdles he has faced to get to the 300th match of his life His career has been replete with ups and downs but Yuvi has always addressed each stage of his life with his signature ‘never say die attitude’ and complete poise I am sure he will bring more laurels to India with his abilities to take the game away from the opposition” Yuvraj made his first ODI appearance against Kenya in the ICC Knockout tournament in 2000 He though didn’t get a chance to bat in that game but stamped authority against Australia in the very next game when he smashed 84 runs India ended the tournament as runners-up after losing to New Zealand in the final clash Presently the Men in Blue are defending the Champions Trophy that they won in 2013 after beating England by 5 runs in the final match Kohli’s troops marched into the finals in this edition on Thursday after grabbing a thumping win over Bangladesh by 9 wickets and they will now lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday in the title clash at the Oval For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: June 22 2013 5:42 am Related News Secrets and spies *This refers to Intelligence Failure (IEJune 15)with which I entirely agree The UPA government has pitched the IB against the CBI in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case These two agencies are independent (or at least they should be) and function based on leads they receive from different sources For its effective functioningthe IBwhich has its own informers and channels to get information on different issuesshould be allowed to keep its sources confidential All over the worldsuch sensitive agencies are granted this privilege In pitting the CBI against the IBthe Central government has opened a Pandoras box Making the revelation of sources necessary will jeopardise the IBs intelligence gathering capabilities This will have serious repercussions and is not desirable PR Achuthan Nair New Delhi Third option * THIS refers to Politicsnot principle by Jaya Jaitley (IEJune 20) After snapping a 17-year-old alliance with the BJPand having won the confidence vote in the Bihar Assembly with the help of the CongressNitish Kumar launched a harsh attack on his Gujarat counterpart It is more than clear that Nitishs grouse is with Narendra Modis elevation in the BJP Nitishs and the Congresss strategyhoweverseems to be to frighten minorities into voting for them Nitish forgets that in 2002he was the railway minister in the Vajpayee government At that timehe preferred to stay in office Perhapsthenthe truth is that Nitish harbours aspirations to emerge as the prime ministerial candidate of the Third Frontwhich is why he broke away from the NDA Deepak Tandon Panchkula Free riders *THIS refers to Evolution of Modis self branding: CM rubs shoulders with Atal on schoolbags (IEJune 21) The misuse of government funds for ones publicity is wrong Aside from Narendra ModiSheila Dikshit is also using government resourcesin the form of newspaper advertisementsfor her personal gain Chief ministers using government ambulances and freebie laptops as advertising space is also not unheard ofbut it is patently incorrect On a related noteit is unfair that Dikshit is trying to ban advertisements on autorickshawspossibly because this relatively cheaper medium is widely used by a certain other political party Madhu Agrawal Delhi Poriborton deficit *This refers to Murder she said (IEJune 21) Mamata Banerjee recently completed her second year in office One would have thought thatby nowgood judgement would have become second nature Howeverher latest outbursts reiterate the commonly held belief that she has failed to adapt from being a firebrand opposition leader to being a pragmatic and worldly chief minister Her poriborton slogan should apply to herself too The prospect of the Left returning to power in the future is still worrying for the peopleso Banerjee still has time to change Howeverone can only hope against hope Ganpati Bhat Akola For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: December 3 2016 10:02 pm Anu Malik often accused of plagiarism says that no one in this world is original Top News National Award-winning composer Anu Malik often accused of plagiarism says that no one in this world is original and that there are just seven notes that composers can play around with to create their own songs In his over three-decade career he has given hit songs in films like “Baazigar” “Main Hoon Na” “Border” and “Ishq” Despite giving foot-tapping songs and heart-warming ones like the National Award-winning song “Moh moh ke dhaage” he tends to get targeted for getting inspired by other musicians When asked about it he gave an example of his superstar Salman Khan featuring number “Ek garam chai ki pyali ho” which is said to be inspired by the legendary British rock band Queen’s cult song “We will rock you” Anu told IANS in an interview: “That is one of my most iconic original songs If we go back in time even RD Burman was influenced by many songs or even today’s composers are There are seven notes – Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni…no one is original in the world We have to play around the notes and make our own stuff People won’t give me a National award just like that” He says he is close to all his songs More from the world of Entertainment: “People believe in my originality more than anything else It’s a great feeling But my best is yet to come” he added What also gave him high was working with directors like Rajkumar Hirani for “Munnabhai MBBS” and Ken Ghosh for “Ishq Vishk” “Some of the top directors have launched their career with me That’s the high” he said He is now on the hunt for talented singers via Sony Entertainment Television’s show “Indian Idol” which he has been judging since its inception in 2004 Going by the long association didn’t he ever wish to co-produce it “I never felt that I am so involved in my films and my music I’ve been signed on to do ‘Indu Sarkar’ with (filmmaker) Madhur Bhandarkar Then there is Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt’s ‘Begum Jaan’ (upcoming film) My hands are full with my music and shows So co-producing at this point of time…I don’t want to take such a huge headache” he said The show has given a platform to many including the National Award-winning singer Monali Thakur who didn’t win the “Indian Idol” title when she participated in the singing reality show in 2005 But the show winners are yet to make it big in the industry Why “There were just five singers and five composers at one point of time Now there are 50 lakh (five million) singers and composers So everyone is fighting for a place in the industry I am struggling even today The competition is fierce “There are many singers who in spite of not making big in the industry are doing numerous shows and earning a lot of money” he said He is now working hard on his daughter Anmol “She has sung in ‘Indu Sarkar’ I am proud of her as she is struggling to come up in life despite being Anu Malik’s daughter” said the father of two How is he in the studio while working with his daughter “I am tough on the sets I want the best out of them (children) I just can’t do without my kids They are more than anything else in the world” said the proud father His nephews Armaan and Amaal are among the new crop of musicians who are churning out hits one after the other Would he like to team up with the young duo “My music is my passion I would love to work with everybody who would give me what I need As a composer the voice comes in front of me when I make a song” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Editorial | Published: July 2 2016 1:42 am Top News It is no secret that India’s agriculture has been under increasing stress over the past two years due not only to back-to-back droughts but also global factors For the most part agrarian distress is seen through the mirror held up by the disturbing phenomenon of rising farmer suicides But that is an extreme outcome More widespread changes that are unfolding in the agrarian landscape are often missed Falling lease rentals on farmland in Punjab for instance show how the rural ecosystem is being more adversely affected by market forces than its urban counterpart Nowhere is this more evident than in Punjab a state that has been described as India’s granary In the Majha region which has the largest Basmati-growing tracts annual charges for leased land have come down by up to 40 per cent This is true for the Doaba and Malwa regions of the state as well albeit for differing reasons Majha farmers have been at the receiving end of a fall in India’s agricultural exports thanks to the crash in global commodity prices As such not only have the yields of the Basmati crop fallen in the last two years the price realisation has also collapsed Basmati varieties which sold for Rs 5000 per quintal till two years ago have fetched just about Rs 1600 to Rs 1800 per quintal lately In Malwa Punjab’s main agricultural heartland the fall in lease rates has been due to intrinsically agrarian reasons: The Bt cotton crop widely cultivated in this belt suffered heavy losses due to whitefly infestation This resulted in shaving off price realisations by around 20 to 25 per cent There are at least two main implications of these falling rentals that policymakers must take note of One farmers are becoming risk averse This can be seen in the fact that they are increasingly reverting to the safe choice of growing non-Basmati rice where price realisations are assured due to the government’s minimum support price guarantee This depression in the risk-taking spirit of the farming community cannot be good news The collateral damage as it were is the certain decline in crop diversification Farmers across the belt have dropped the risky choices be it Bt Cotton or Basmati rice and chosen safer but more subsidy intensive crops such as parmal paddy For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News has noted that the UTTIPEC had recommended the placing of the bridge on the basis of several factors.

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she was welcomed by a letter by Salman explaining the reason behind his exit and expressing hope in her.

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