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Thakur said: “Of course, He decided to steal cars and start a car rental service, Advani’s statement comes against the backdrop of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi’s refusal to chant “Bharat Mata ki Jai” saying he is not obliged to do so by Constitution. portraying?40 crore and is marching towards Rs 500-crore club," the Prime Minister tweeted. Here’s what twitterati had to say about the match. freedom fighters and general public also paid their homage to Lal Bahadur Shastri at a function organized in Delhi Vidhan Sabha. For a start,” Not even the quip of having Donald’s ‘Make America great again’ advert phased Hillary’s stoic resolve.

” she just brushed it off with an “I don’t think so. This provision has also been done away with. For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: September 1 2012 4:21 am Related News The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) on Friday said after the end of final round of admissions to engineering colleges in the state about 39000 seats remain vacant A total of 148 lakh engineering seats this year were available but only 108 lakh candidates took admissions in the colleges This year the AICTE had given permission to 12 new engineering colleges According to data available with the DTEeven last yearclose to 35000 engineering seats had remained vacant There were 14 lakh seats but corresponding figure for students who took admission was only around 104 lakh Theres no doubt that the opening of new colleges has contributed to the increase in number of seats At presentnumber of seats in the state are exceeding the demand for them Also the dismal placement records in many colleges has led to fewer students going for these courses?DTE official. For all the latest Entertainment News, He wrote, Trump has been critical of international organisations, tears and sweat; but, Dhruv shot to fame after he displayed his terrific batting skills during the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL). Kuldeep replaced left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI for India.s on sharing the waters of the Teesta river and Delhi?

opposed the signing of the Teesta waters agreement and refused to join Singh in Dhaka at the very last moment. around 400 people were fined Rs 100 each at the same spot for not using helmets.“We have been instructed by our superiors that we should not stop people only for helmets The intensity of the drive after the first two days has gone down” said a traffic policeman on duty on Saturday Some people were even seen arguing with the traffic police that such “sudden implementations” were uncalled for An IT professional was fined Rs 100 for not wearing a helmet even as he kept pleading with traffic policemen that he would soon buy one A businessman in his late sixties was asked to buy a helmet as soon as possible but let off without a fine “With such a large number of two-wheeler riders yet to pick the habit of wearing helmets it becomes difficult to stop two or three There are many who do not even know about the rule” said a policeman at the junction Samaira Khan a beautician who was travelling to Camp questioned the helmet rule itself “People should be allowed the discretion to choose whether to wear a helmet or not Why should such rules be announced without any discussion or debate” she said after being let off by the traffic police without a fine adding that she did not intend to buy a helmet at all Inspector Bajirao Mole who heads the Wanavdi traffic police division said that after the protests on Friday the state government had asked them to go a little easy on the helmet drive “Though we are still fining violators it is not same as Thursday and Friday when we had fined more than 400 people each at the junctions of Golibar maidan Bhairoba Nullah Fatima Nagar Ram Tekdi and St Mary’s chowk Since we have slowed down the drive we are not expecting to fine more than 40-50 people” he said A traffic policewoman waiting at the junction said she had started fining commuters for not using helmets but they were called towards noon by the traffic heads and asked to go slow Mole however said the first two days of drive has helped make people aware of the rule “People should realise that head gear is very important As our drive intensifies I am sure they will” University Square 5 pm The Pune University Square one of the key junctions in the city sees traffic coming to and from the suburbs like Aundh Pashan Baner Balewadi Bavdhan Wakad and Sangvi Helmet was more of an exception than a rule at this crucial junction on Saturday A traffic policeman from Chatushrungi division said “We are getting very different reactions from people One man even went to the extent of saying that till everyone else wears a helmet he will not Some get angry but many understand it is important to wear helmets even when they are riding for short distances” Management professional Ashish Das caught riding without a helmet said “I have paid the fine and learnt my lesson” A look at the bikes stopped at the signal shows that not more than 20 to 30 per cent of the riders are wearing helmets the percentage being even lower among the pillion riders”A traffic policeman said “We have observed that percentage of those wearing helmets is lower in women than in men” Ambedkar Chowk Pimpri 11 am At Pimpri’s Ambedkar Chowk on Saturday Rajesh Stephen One of the main junctions of the twin township the Ambedkdar chowk is on the Old Mumbai-Pune Highway With four roads converging at this junction vehicles criss-cross in the direction of Pimpri Station Nehrunagar Chinchwad and Vallabhnagar On an average the chowk sees more than 500 vehicles passing through in different directions At any given time the chowk has the presence of around four traffic constables who try to bring a semblance of order to the traffic flow Saturday mornings are supposed to be peak hours for traffic and two-wheelers easily outnumber other vehicles on the road However not even five per cent of them were seen wearing helmets Nikhil Sathe a resident of Ajmera was one of the rare few wearing a helmet As he revved up his sports bike Sathe said he never left his home without his helmet “The helmet goes well the ensemble”he said If style is Sathe’s reason for wearing a helmet Hrishikesh Patil a second-year engineering student thinks helmet would ruin his expensive coiffure “Yes I have read about helmets being made compulsory but I have managed to dodge the cops so far In case they stop me I sweet-talk my way out of it” he says However Patil says his parents have asked him to get a helmet within the next few days Home maker Sangita Shevale thinks helmets are cumbersome to wear “When I have to drop my child to the school how will I manage the helmet”she says Although she was not wearing it Shevale had a helmet with her “Just in case the cops try to fine me” Chinchwad chowk 12 noon Another major traffic junction on the Old Mumbai-Pune Highway the Chinchwad chowk can be a motorist’s nightmare due to the heavy flow of the traffic from all directions Vehicles cross this signal to travel to Chinchwadgaon Chinchwad MIDC Pune and Akurdi With a major mall-cum-multiplex situated just a stone’s throw away from the chowk a large number of vehicles take an U-turn here According to Santosh Adagale a traffic constable posted here on an average around 600 vehicles pass this chowk in an hour’s time The situation at Ambedkar Chowk was also reflected here with just 5- 6 per cent of the two wheeler riders donning helmets Traffic police said they had been asked to go slow on offenders as the general public needed a day or two to buy helmets “We are raising awareness about the matter” said Adagale However many of the motorists were casual about the helmet drive Snigdha Roy a resident of Kalewadi recalled that such drives had taken in the past also “Things fizzle out after a day or two” she said Roy who was wearing a helmet said she believed it saved her from grievous injuries For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Paris | Updated: June 2 2017 11:39 pm Milos Raonic reached the French Open last 16 when his opponent retired hurt (Source: Reuters) Related News World number six Milos Raonic on Friday said he was shocked by comments from Australia’s former leading tennis player Margaret Court regarding homosexuals and same-sex marriage demanding an apology as well as consequences for her The 74-year-old Court a former world number one who won a record 24 grand slam titles in a glittering career said on Wednesday that tennis was “full of lesbians” a week after also opposing same-sex marriage in an open letter Her comments have triggered a wave of criticism and speculation that some players might refuse to play in the Melbourne Park arena that bears her name at next year’s Australian Open “I think they’re sort of really shocking comments to hear” Canadian Raonic told reporters after reaching the French Open last 16 when his opponent retired hurt “I won’t get necessarily into the politics on what something should and shouldn’t be called but I think to some extent definitely there should be some kind of apology and whatever repercussions” Tennis great Martina Navratilova has called Court a “homophobe” and demanded a name change for the stadium while world number one Andy Murray and several Australian players – including Samantha Stosur Nick Kyrgios and Jamiee Fourlis – expressed disapproval of her comments Court who is now a pastor had told radio show Vision Christian Radio: “Tennis is full of lesbians because even when I was playing there was only a couple there but those couple that led that took young ones into parties and things” “And you know what you get at the top is often what you’ll get right through that sport” she said A week earlier Court had written an open letter saying that she would not fly with Qantas Airlines due to its support for same-sex marriage For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jaskiran Kapoor | Chandigarh | Published: May 11 2016 10:52 am Writer Jaskaran Chauhan in Chandigarh on Saturday (Express photo by-Jaipal Singh) Top News MORE THAN the love stories based out of IITs it is the absurd the unresolved the questionable that appeals to the writer in Jaskaran Chauhan So when she quit her job as an architect and returned to her beloved world of art and musings in 2014 she chose a rather dark and conflicted subject as the premise for her debut short fiction book Published by Pune-based APK Publishers Lurking Demons watches a man take his life and chronicles the reasons people in his life try to give and console themselves with for this ‘ungodly’ act Cowardice personal sorrow terminal illness — while there can be multiple reasons for suicide for Chauhan it was an essay by philosopher Albert Camus that pointed her in the direction of a reasoning so absurd that it made her sit up and explore it Camus in his 1942 essay The Myth of Sisyphus struggles with the question whether “the realisation of the meaninglessness and absurdity of life necessarily require suicide” Share This Article Related Article “To some level he justifies suicide as an act of free will We cannot choose our birth but we can control our death So if you remove the concept of reason taking one’s own life does become an act of free will” explains Chauhan who was left in a state of shock and awe when she read this ‘stunningly beautiful’ essay on something so dark and depressing And although she personally doesn’t believe in suicide the 27-year-old decided to explore the taboo of suicide and lend a new perspective to it Truth can be subjective and for Chauhan to step into the minds of people who lose the protagonist to suicide to see them make sense of it was a revelation “For most of the times the reasons stem from one’s own fears and is hardly anywhere near the truth The guilt-ridden parents the remorseful girlfriend the shocked professor the friend the Pandit… how each and every one believes they are the reason he died for which is probably not true Sometimes there are no reasons or the reason is lost” says Chauhan With a three-book deal from APK Chauhan is almost over with book number two Godless Men and is working on the third on child abuse There is no doubt about the fact that she is attracted to the absurd “to the words of Jim Morrisonand William Blake and surprisingly Rabindranath Tagore”she laughs In the next book Godless Men she explores the transfer of guilt “I am an atheist and I feel people view God as an entity that will absolve us of all sins whereas an atheist takes full responsibility for their actions — good or bad” she says WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE Interestingly the subjects she chooses are difficult and heavy contrary to the sheltered upbringing she has “Well stories stem from one’s experience and imagination I worked as an architect but gave it up because it had become too dreary and monotonous There was no creativity or art and I was disilluisioned So I took a break went back to writing that caught my fancy for which I research endlessly read voraciously and interact with people” says Chauhan who is a visiting faculty at CCA blogs regularly plays the violoncello and is simultaneously working on pen and ink artwork (her works were recently exhibited in London’s annual Coffee Art Festival) along with a book of illustrations with a Hong Kong-based poet For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Birmingham | Updated: June 15 2017 11:20 am Tamim has logged out of social media Related News ONE NIGHT during the 2015 World Cup Tamim Iqbal knocked on Mashrafe Mortaza’s door and spent the rest of the night in the room crying It was a difficult time for the Bangladeshi opener He hadn’t been among the runs and earlier that evening the cricket board chief had publicly pulled him up for a string of failures and lack of contribution with the bat at a team function Iqbal was a broken man Mortaza heard his younger teammate out before reassuring him that he was still the best batsman in the country He also told him that despite all the brickbats coming his way there was no threat to his place in the team By the time he left Mortaza’s room the next morning Iqbal was a changed man That night proved to be a turning point in his career which has shown in the remarkable rise in his graph in the two years hence Since that World Cup Iqbal has averaged 5733 in 31 ODIs scoring 5 of his 9 centuries in that format and has played an integral role in his country’s rise as a team to be reckoned with Though they had played together for nearly eight years the two Bangladeshi mainstays hadn’t always been too close prior to that night It had a lot to do with their backgrounds and lifestyle choices Iqbal grew up in wealth and with a penchant for flashy cars and the good life Mortaza had a more humble upbringing And while Iqbal has always preferred the urban life – and is learnt to be a big fan of London and its busy pace – Mortaza is always looking for an excuse to leave the city behind and spend his off-field time in the hills The Bangladesh captain always kept social media at an arm’s length unlike Iqbal who was active on all platforms and like those close to him reveal highly influenced by it His growing friendship with Mortaza didn’t just trigger a drastic transformation in his approach on the field but Iqbal also started changing his ways off it He went off social media and stopped reading and worrying about what was written or said about him He began exploring life beyond the malls and restaurants around the city even joining Mortaza on his treks to the hills on occasions And he also started setting himself small yet significant targets with his cricket Prior to the Champions Trophy Iqbal had never scored a century in a world event He started his campaign here with a 128 against England at the Oval He then fell five runs short of an encore in the next game against Australia at the same venue And on Thursday he’ll look to set the record straight with an opposition against whom he’s generally flattered to deceive as an average of 3150 testifies The change in attitude has shown in his batting too For a long time Iqbal epitomised the problems with Bangladesh cricket There was no dearth of talent or skill in their ranks but it only intermittently came to the fore From the time he kept charging at Zaheer Khan during Bangladesh’s famous win over India at the 2007 World Cup there were few who doubted his raw ability and audacious streak He remained someone who chose flamboyance over consistency playing attractive cameos that caught the eye but hardly for long enough The Mortaza effect got him to start spending more time at the crease and take it easier against the new ball He went from being a kamikaze aggressor to a more polished accumulator of runs before exhibiting his vast repertoire of shots once he’d laid the foundation for his team like against England and Australia Since the coming of age Iqbal has averaged 68 when Bangladesh have won in both Tests and ODIs and a staggering 58 in T20 International wins for his country And he’s climbed to No6 in the batsmen’s rankings for ODI cricket the highest ever for a Bangladeshi And he also makes sure to spend most nights on tours in Mortaza’s room him on the bed and his teammate turned confidant on the floor which is how he likes it They’re often joined by Shakib al Hasan for lengthy addas late into the night Like on Wednesday on the eve of the biggest match of their careers For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: May 12 2017 12:03 pm While Golden State has smashed the competition through their first eight games in sweeping to the Western Conference Finals Green has manhandled the press room (Source: USA Today Sports) Top News From trash talk to tough talk to straight talk Golden State’s vociferous forward Draymond Green is jawing his way through the NBA playoffs as the headliner of an otherwise bland postseason The Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the suspense out of basketball as they march toward a third straight NBA Finals meeting That leaves just one unpredictability remaining in these playoffs and that would be the 27-year-old Green a one-man band of commentary and sound bites While Golden State has smashed the competition through their first eight games in sweeping to the Western Conference Finals Green has manhandled the press room In the opening round against Portland Green jawed at the Trail Blazers guard combo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum then explained his art “That’s how I grew up playing You come to the park where we grew up that’s all you hear is people yapping It does something different to you as a competitor” he said Green’s next target was former NBA player and current TV commentator Charles Barkley another politically incorrect figure to whom Green has been compared “I wasn’t a Charles Barkley fan growing up” Green said “No disrespect to Chuck “(Chuck) told y’all … that he wasn’t your kid’s role model anyway So there you have it he wasn’t my role model” For Green no topic or player is beyond his crosshairs On Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk Green offered: “Kelly Olynyk is a dirty player man I don’t respect guys like that This dude be out there trying to hurt people man I don’t rock with bruh like that” On the controversial new signature shoe of NBA prospect Lonzo Ball: “This kid has never scored a layup in the NBA He thinks he’s going to sell a shoe for $500 That’s just absurd” Green’s latest take stems from his own comments After he said the Cavaliers were the only team playing “good basketball” in the Eastern Conference the Warriors enforcer blasted ESPN on Wednesday for its reporting of his statements calling the network “a controversial reality TV show” Green’s running narration is actually overshadowing his special run on the court If one were to watch the two-time NBA All Star with the volume turned down this postseason they would be struck by the noise he is making on the floor with his 149 points per game 91 rebounds 73 assists 26 blocks and 2 steals Some would prefer Green focus his efforts on play rather than say Team mate Kevin Durant summed up the notion this week when he said sarcastically: “You’re not allowed to have an opinion Draymond you’re just supposed to play basketball” Green will never just play basketball He will bark his way to technical fouls and headlines and maybe ultimately to the Warriors’ second NBA title in three years For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Surat | Published: December 16 2015 3:14 am Related News The judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) court of Surat district Tuesday allowed Hardik Patel to write a memorandum to CM Anandiben Patel Hardik’s lawyer Y D Wala had submitted an application before JMFC J B Rathod requesting to grant permission to write a letter or memorandum to the chief minister The defence lawyer said that Hardik wanted to carry out talks through letters or memorandum with the state government and CM After looking into all the aspects the JMFC judge J B Rathod had accepted the application and granted permission In his order the judge had mentioned that it was the constitutional right of a person to write letters or memorandum to anybody The defence lawyer Y D Wala said “We are happy that the Judicial magistrate had accepted our request and granted permission to allow Hardik to write letters to state government or do correspondence with the chief minister The hearing in the sedition case is due on 28th December” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shivani Naik | Mumbai | Updated: September 26 2016 8:56 am Ajay Singh had promised to revive the sport that was witnessing a free fall after the high of two back-to-back medals at Beijing and London Olympics FILE Top News While pitching to be the new Boxing Federation of India chief the chairman of the low-cost airline Spicejet Ajay Singh an IIT graduate had promised to revive the sport that was witnessing a free fall after the high of two back-to-back medals at Beijing and London Olympics The man responsible for Spicejet’s turnaround seemed to have convinced the BFI’s voting members On Sunday Singh won by KO 49-15 being the scoreline Jay Kowli elected Secretary General recalled how he’d dipped into the story of that resurrection to persuade voters “He spoke to us about his experience of reviving a dead entity and making it profitable in 9 months He said he wanted to share his knowledge and apply it to boxing which can start afresh He also insisted that the success story of his airline is a success story of the ground staff so it will be team work in boxing too” Singh was incidentally part of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s backroom before the 2014 General Elections and coined the original abki baar refrain though not its future silly spinoffs It was one of many options he’d suggested he recalls “Yeah it was during the process before the elections We had an opinion poll in which Modi was far ahead of Gandhi so we thought we should use it in the slogan It’s just something that came up and while I’d suggested many options the election committee chose this I didn’t understand why it became such a big thing but it caught on and then people came up with their own rhymes” he remembers From punchline to punches it’s been two busy years with revival of an airline thrown in between In days to come Indian boxing which has had no parent body for most part of the last few years no domestic tournaments no international exposure and a chaotic relationship with the international federation will need much the same of shepherding from the entrepreneur to get back on track Singh at the outset believes attention needs to be urgently redirected to boxers rather than administrators “What we need is transparency in how it’s run We need to stop politics of the federation from overshadowing our boxers People need to talk about the sportsman not about administrators” he said adding he wanted to put “boxing first” Singh adds he is keen to quell the strong arm tactics that have prevailed in the sport for the last few years “I’m confident wecan overcome the trauma of last four years” he said After Vijender Singh’s medal in 2008 men’s boxing has nosedived with promising talent like Shiva Thapa Vikas Krishan Devendro Singh Suranjay and Nanao Singh failing to see their careers take off and woefully ill-prepared for changes in rules that’ve completely altered the nature of boxing from its one-point straight-punch nature eight years ago Women’s boxing after the legendary MC Marykom failed to qualify for the Games has looked in dire straits with very few replacements on the horizon ‘Zero vested interest’ “I have zero vested interest in this position but I do believe boxing should be run on merit and needs professionalism” Singh said Sport has been either side of his much storied co-founding of Spicejet in 2005 his exit and then return over the last decade Studying at Delhi’s St Columba’s he was a middle-order bat and captain and believes cricket’s World Cup win in 1983 gave a sudden injection of confidence to Indian sport “I was always interested in sport and played cricket football hockey and TT I continued playing sport at IIT Delhi” he recalls adding that his two year stint at Cornell University further exposed him to a sporting culture – “how it ought to be” As an officer on special duty to former BJP I&B minister Pramod Mahajan Singh had also helped launch DD Sports in 1998 “When I worked in I&B one of our tasks was to refurbish DD repackage the channel We wanted to target a larger younger audience so we introduced DD Sports and News DD Sports started extremely well when we had the five year rights to cricket from BCCI It was a wonderful opportunity though the channel couldn’t take it forward” he says While Marykom’s five World Championship wins have had a major impact on Singh ensuring he was open to enter boxing after talking to Uttarakhand doyen – coach Nirvan Mukherjee and IOA’s Rajeev Mehta Under Singh the airline over the course of last few years has sponsored the Delhi Dynamos ISL team and recently got behind Vijender’s pro bout in Delhi In fact indications of Singh’s entry into administration were evident ever since he travelled to Rio for the Olympics and was courtside for PV Sindhu’s match (an experience he describes as “phenomenal” for what Indians can achieve) as well as catching some boxing tennis and swimming “There was lot of support for Indian athletes too but it’s not enough We need to correct the system” he added “There’s no earthly reason why we shouldn’t win more medals” he reiterated For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News Dr Avinash Bhondwe,twitter.” Raju 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