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The actor chose to show her moves on Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You to give her fans some serious dancing goals. 50m pistol and 25m rapid fire pistol scheduled to begin on the first day of competitions.political uncertainty in the state.Dhumal said that the party would step up its campaign for the ouster of Virbhadra Singh and go to the masses at the constituencylevel to expose corruption in the party "After the CBI raids the chief minister should haveresigned on moral grounds or the party high command shouldhave asked him to quit but it was intriguing and shameful thatentire Congress party and the high command have stood by himchief minister" he said "It proves that Congress is the mother of corruption andchampion of covering up corruption" he added The opposition party also accused the Congress ofmisleading and confusing the people by unleashing amisinformation campaign that BJP leaders were behind the case "It is well known that the case pertains to the periodwhen Virbhadra Singh was the union minister for steel The issuesof filing revised income tax returns cropped during the sametime The PIL was also filed in Delhi Court and preliminaryenquiry by CBI was also started during the UPA government"BJP leaders said Party General Secretary Srikant Sharma said that it wasstrange that the AICC president Sonia Gandhi and Vicepresident Rahul Gandhi blew up even small cases of corruptionbut in this case where a sitting Chief Minister is in the dockover corruption charges both the leaders are silent PTI By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: February 4 2017 5:35 pm Nana Patekarloves to do films which give him a challenge and scope to explore as an actor Related News Actor Nana Patekar who has proved his mettle repeatedly in commercial as well as in offbeat movies says he likes those roles which challenge him to explore something new about his art At a trailer launch event of his upcoming movie Wedding Anniversary here Nana said “Since I belong to the theater (background) I enjoy working in these kinds of films which give you a challenge and scope to explore as an actor I like to experiment with commercial as well as offbeat movies” About his film Wedding Anniversary the actor said that it has an engaging and entertaining story “It felt very satisfying to be a part of this kind of a film just after doing an out-and-out commercial movie like ‘Welcome Back’” he said More from the world of Entertainment: The Sudhanshu Jha directorial revolves around a couple (played by Priyanshu Chatterjee and Mahie Gill) who plan to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in Goa Nana who plays an old writer barges into her room late at night Eventually she becomes an inspiration for Nana Also read:BSF jawan case: Nana Patekar calls it demoralising speaks with BSF top brass Talking further about it Nana said: “‘Wedding Anniversary’ is not a typical commercial movie I like to go into this zone just as I did a Marathi movie called ‘Natsamarat’ We didn’t make any compromise while making this film All the actors including Mahie and director Jha have worked hard for this movie “Music of the film is also soulful and it goes with the story of the film” The film is scheduled to release on February 17 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Published: December 8 2013 11:31 pm Related News Kashmir has been treated like a colonya separate and unequal part of the Union ever since Jammu and Kashmir is a lightning rod in Indian politics The very mention of the state invites hypocrisy Kashmir is an integral part of India But on the groundthe treatment of Kashmir by the rest of India is step-motherly Where else in India would you make a fuss about MPs visiting a state within the Union In Dandakaranyathe Army could not be deployed We were told that this was because the Army does not wish to fire upon fellow citizens In KashmirAFSPA rules Mobile phones and Internet can be blocked on any occasionincluding the Prime Minister visiting the Valley Try that in Kolkata and see what will follow PredictablyNarendra Modi has brought up the issue of Article 370 The BJP wants to abolish itbut did not dare to do so during the NDA days The Congress would not only leave it as it isbut also refuse to even discuss it It is a taboo subject because Kashmir means secularism and secularism means Congressat least for the Congress people Memories are short but the origins of Article 370 are in the ambivalence about the accession of J&K to India The Pakistan armydisguised as tribal freebootersattacked the Valley and nearly took it over much like India took Hyderabad But luckilyHari Singh signed up in time and the Indian Army saved his bacon At that stagea muddle followed with an appeal to the United Nations The Congress had committed to popular consultation for any native state where the king was likely to be difficult Shaikh Abdullah passionately wanted a referendum and was promised one Article 370 is the result of that promise to the Lion of Kashmir But soon Jawaharlal Nehru changed his mind and never wanted to deliver on the plebiscite which was part of the UN settlement When the Shaikh realised thishe tried to negotiate with Pakistan In 1953he was put in jail without trial At that pointArticle 370 became a dead lettera totem of past promises and a fig leaf of Indias faith in the UN Kashmir has been treated like a colonya separate and unequal part of the Union ever since Chief ministers have been hired and fired from Delhithe Shaikh was released as arbitrarily as he was arrested He was tamed and the state was awarded as a hereditary jagir to him But this was done only after several elections had been rigged Only the 1989 riots made the government of India reform its behaviour Any debate on Article 370 will raise questions about its formal text and its real implementation Kashmir also raises issues about the idea of India The controversy raised about the rights of Kashmiri women as against the men has revealed murky details If it is true that the rights of Kashmiri and Jammu women to buy property are conditional upon not marrying an out-of-state personit means that out-of-state men are treated as foreigners but not so out-of-state women This is not only gender discriminatory but also denies the idea of India as one nation The question to raise is why do women in J&K need certificates of residence to buy property Why can any Indian not buy property in J&K if it is an integral part of India Or does Article 370 only serve to prevent local women as well as citizens of the rest of India from exercising constitutional rights while it does not prevent arbitrary rule by Delhi as and when it pleases May be Article 370 warrants a wider application In Goalocal citizens resent citizens of India from outside Goa buying their property The Shiv Sena feels possessive about not the citizens of Maharashtra but just the Marathi-speaking minority having jobs there In Tamil Naduthe government wishes to run its own foreign policy regarding Sri Lanka and forces the PM to kowtow to its wishes Will every state have its own Article 370 Sixty-six years should be long enough to create a single India where all citizens have the right to liveworkbuy property wherever they likeand marry without gender bias Is that too much to ask For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAizawl: The 6th edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VI) began on a rousing note in the sprawling Mizoram University campus with representatives from 10 Himalayan mountain states of India deliberating on how best present policies can be suited to the mountains and how people of these regions can be protected against the reality of climate change Inaugurating the summit on Wednesday evening Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla warned that "resources we use today are finite" and the development process planned today by governments and policymakers must "factor in safeguards" that do not compromise the needs of present and future generations Representative image Reuters He said the northeast was no more being viewed only from the strategic angle but as a "transitional zone between Indian Indo-Malayan and Indo-Chinese geographic regions" and the "geographical gateway for much of India’s flora and fauna" "We must leave no stone unturned to see that out rich heritage – biological and cultural are sustained for the present and future" the chief minster stated The three-day summit from 20 to 22 September is being organised by the Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) a civil society initiative involving the 10 Indian Himalayan mountain states and the hill districts of abutting states in association with the Mizoram Sustainable Development Foundation Mountain and hill states constitute almost 203 percent of India’s total land mass Approximately 4 percent of the Indian population live in the mountain states of Jammu and Kashmir Himachal Pradesh Uttarakhand Sikkim Arunachal Pradesh Nagaland Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram and the hill districts of Assam Tripura and West Bengal Since 2011 IMI has been conducting the SMDS as a platform to bring together the Indian Himalayan region to discuss themes that are vital to the development and well-being of the region Speaking at the inaugural Sikkim MP PD Rai who is a part of the IMI Governing Council said the summit will have "urgent conversations about issues plaguing the mountains" as climate change was a reality that was being witnessed all over the world and "India particularly its landslide-prone mountainous regions" needed to prepare adequately for the environmental and disaster challenges to come There could not be a better venue for such a conference than the picturesque Mizoram University whose campus is situated in lush forested area that includes a water catchment reserve and a small biodiversity park A number of streams which are offshoots of the Lui river flow through the campus Among the issues to be deliberated are the protection of hill livelihood along with conservation of forests and how existing forest rules can aid in development of hill states Participants who include central and state government officials legislators members of academia think tanks and civil society will discuss among other things the enormous prospects in the hill and mountain states for a thriving eco-tourism and mountain agriculture of which Sikkim is one of the best exponents The Aizawl summit will focus on themes of Climate Change and Sustainable Mountain Cities both of which have become issues of regional and national priority With the limitations in livelihood opportunities and access to jobs in mountain states coupled with inadequate compensation for provision of ecosystem services outmigration trends continue to rise and integrated effort are needed for action to make development sustainable with engagement of all stakeholders the IMI said SMDS-VI at Aizawl was preceded by a lively Youth Summit 18-20 September that saw the participation of 60 youth leaders from across the Himalayan region discussing ecological and livelihood challenges to their future By: Express News Service | Amritsar | Published: April 10 2017 4:45 am Top News THE DAL Khalsa has suggested to the management of Khalsa University that the varsity venue outside the premises of the historic Khalsa College spread across 330 acres in Amritsar be shifted as a “viable way to end the stalemate” In a press note the Dal Khalsa said “We hope that people at large including (Chief Minister) Captain Amarinder Singh heritage lovers and critics of the management will have no objections provided the university is set up afresh at an appropriate distance from the existing heritage building of the Khalsa College” “The Khalsa College management acted in haste and failed to see the writing on the wall” said party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nitin Sharma | Chandigarh | Published: October 14 2017 4:47 am Ajeetesh Sandhu Top News LAST DECEMBER Chandigarh golfer Ajeetesh Sandhu had missed the chance to qualify for the Japan Tour when he narrowly missed out on being among the top 35 golfers in the final qualifying stages of the Japan Golf Tour Q-School in Tochigi Japan On Friday Sandhu who won his maiden Asian Tour title in the form of Yeangder TPC in Taipei last week ended last year’s disappointment and emerged champion in the Taiyeho Club Challenge Tournament on the Japan Challenge Tour in Saitama Japan Sandhu won the play-off against Japan’s Konosuke Kakazato to register his first win on the Japan Challenge Tour “I played in six tournaments in Japan this season and this was my last start in Japan after winning in Taipei last week I am extremely happy that I won in my last start here The conditions were very tough today as it was raining heavily for five hours straight and there were also lot of winds The temperature was about 14 degrees and to win in such conditions really helps your confidence” Sandhu told Chandigarh Newsline Sandhu who had managed to save a play-off with USA’s Johannesburg Veerman to win in Taipei last week and pocketed $90000 in prize money made a par score of 71 in the second and final round at the 7053-yard course in Saitama and forced a play-off against Kakazato The Chandigarh golfer won on the first hole and secured the full tour card for the Japan Tour The Saitama win also saw Sandhu being caddied by Japanese Naomi Kanda and the golfer who shot a score of 64 in the first round rose to 13th on the earnings list in the Japan Challenge Tour with a total earning of 1910545 Yen this season Last week’s Taipei win also meant that Sandhu whose father Surinder Mohan Sandhu is a retired engineer and a farmer rose to 394 from 884 in world rankings “I was playing well at the PGTI events and that was one of the reasons I had opted for the Japan Tour qualifying stage I reached the final qualifying stage but it was tough to miss on one of the 35 spots offered But playing in six tournaments in Japan this season made me understand conditions and that helped me in Yeangder TPC Yesterday I was one shot off the lead and I knew I could fight back and secure the win” said Sandhu who will play in the Macao Open next week Sandhu’s coach Jesse Grewal believes that securing cards for both the tours would help Sandhu “From playing in the PGTI last season and this season Ajeetesh has shown tremendous form to secure cards on both the Asian Tour and Japan Tour During the qualifying stage in Japan last year he played 16 rounds which helped his mental toughness And today also he won in a play-off after fighting tough weather conditions” said Grewal For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Published: May 8 2017 8:21 am Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Top News With asection of BJP MLAs having struck a discordant note over the functioning of the government Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has started visiting different districts over weekends to review the implementation of government’s schemes and getting feedback from party workers Khattar who was in Jind this weekend has already held interactions in Ambala over the last weekend Khattar’s OSD Neeraj Daftuar said the interactions of the Chief Minister are serving twin objectives – of reviewing government programmes and announcements as well as meeting the public and party workers “He will visit one district for two days in a week and take feedback The CM is meeting party workers and general public He is reviewing all major programmes including those of the state and the Centre” said Daftuar Over the past few months dissent within the BJP has grown A total of 16 MLAs raised the banner of revolt saying that they were not being given due respect and development works in their areas were not being done The MLAs have raised their grievances with the Chief Minister more than once During the Budget Session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha the party’s own MLAs raised questions over the functioning of the government on several issues Daftuar however refuted that the CM’s visits were as a result of the dissent in the party He said that for the first two years the CM was streamlining policies and now is the time when delivery has to be done He said “In the first two years the CM held rallies in all 90 Assembly constituencies and made announcements He is now ensuring that work is in progress He is doing things very systematically” The dissenting MLAs say that their aim of raising issues of lack of development was to ensure that work gets done Rewari MLA Randhir Singh Kapriwas said “The visits of the CM are a result of the issues raised by the Sudharak MLAs Our main purpose was to highlight that there is lack of development in our constituencies and work needs to be executed The CM has taken note of it and has started touring different districts and taking feedback This needed to be done” The MLAs had rued that even the announcements made by the CM were not being completed Gurgaon MLA Umesh Agarwal had accused the CM of being influenced by bureaucrats and not taking MLAs along For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: January 3 2017 4:42 pm Among his several memorable tracks RD Burman’s Ek Ladki Ko Dekha still rings fresh and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was present as the ‘song director’ when the love-ballad was composed Top News Among his several memorable tracks RD Burman’s Ek Ladki Ko Dekha still rings fresh and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was present as the ‘song director’ when the love-ballad was composed In a foreword written for a new book titled RD BurMania the “Ram-Leela” director says he was present at the music sitting when Burman composed the song for 1942 A Love Story “It must have taken Pancham-da hardly 15 minutes to compose that entire masterpiece song along with the musical interludes With his glorious flow of talent he did not have to make any effort it just came to him” Bhansali mentions in the foreword “Seeing Pancham-da sitting right in front of me at the ‘sitting’ was one of the most precious moments of my career in showbiz As a young boy I would refuse to have my dinner at my rich cousin’s house unless I heard that RDB track ‘Jab Andhera Hotaa Hai’” he added Authored by journalist Chaitanya Padukone the book aims to throw light on the life and work of the legendary composer Bhansali 53 says he was so consumed by Burman that he kept in mind the late-composer while doing the music for Bajirao Mastani “While scoring music for my home production ‘Bajirao Mastani’ I would subconsciously keep thinking what if RDB had done it how would he execute it how would I achieve the ‘Pancham-wala’ levels of perfection” “RD BurMania” also features writings by several Bollywood celebrities about the composer including megastar Amitabh Bachchan who called the book “well deserved” in a tweet The book will be launched on tomorrow January 4 at a special event by ‘Panchammagic’ in Pune to commemorate the 23rd death anniversary of the composer Aamir Khan’s cousin yesteryear Taariq Khan on whom iconic Burman songs are picturised music director Anand (of composer duo Anand-Milind) director Raj Sippy and ace guitarist Manish Kulkarni are expected to be present For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Raghu Dayal | Published: May 29 2012 3:51 am Related News India-Bangladesh relations hinge on West Bengal and its chief minister Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs visit to Myanmar has been billed as a concerted follow-up of Indias Look East policy Realising the geostrategic importance of Myanmarit is acknowledged that India yielded critical space in that country Constituting the t hreshold of the vast East and sharing genetic ties with Indias own NortheastMyanmaras much as Bangladeshis pivotal for any meaningful realisation of the Look East policy West Bengaland Kolkata in particularmaintained deep socialeducational and commercial relations with Myanmarwhile in case of Bangladeshthe bonds with Pashchim Banga were deeper In spite of the criticality of BangladeshIndia-Bangladesh relations appear marked by a dithering approach The West Bengal chief ministers sudden withdrawal from the PMs entourage to Dhaka in September 2011and reservations on the Teesta water-sharing treatyretarded the momentum built up towards a paradigm shift in bilateral relations The Teesta fiasco dealt a serious blow to Indias image and the crucial transit facilities for Northeast Indiaincluding its access to the Chittagong and Mongla ports Post-Partitionsevere market disruptiontotal isolation and loss of traditional transport and communication facilities have adversely impacted the economies of the sub-region The distance between Agartala and Kolkata increased from 350 km to 1645 km Assams tea travels 1400 km to the Kolkata port while it could have curtailed 60 per cent of the distance with access to the Chittagong port Closer economic integration with Bangladesh is seen as critical to reduce the economic and political isolation of Indias north-eastern states Didis dadagiri blinkered a broad picture she must learn to see No doubtBangladesh and India share a complex water regime With more than 50 river systems in the regionmost of them flowing into the Bay of Bengalthe GangaBrahmaputra and Meghnaalong with their tributariesdrain an area of 175 million sq kmdirectly impacting around 620 million people A policy of give-and-take has to be in place even if one sometimes gives more than one takes Momentous developments are reshaping the regions politico-economic geography Although China had opposed the creation of Bangladeshfollowing the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 151975Bangladesh forged diplomatic relations with it in 1976 On Bangla invitationChina was admitted as a SAARC observerand has emerged as its steady source of weaponry The two signed a defence cooperation agreement in 2002 China is contracting to construct nuclear power plantslaying road links between Kunming and Chittagong through Myanmar and building a friendship bridge over the Buriganga rivertrue to its string of pearls strategy India-Bangladesh relations hinge on West Bengal for the Indian side The bulk of Indias exports to Bangladesh take place through the land border routes The access to the border from India has been abysmal: the road from Bongaon to the border is narrowblocked by trucks parked alongside The entire stretch of the highway along this corridor needs to be upgraded to four-lanes A bypass needs to be built at Bongaon to divert traffic from the townand the Naobhasan bridge reconstructed with two-lane facility The seven integrated checkposts being developed by India at a cost of over Rs 500 crore have taken far too long The two countries need to cater to end-to-end road and rail transportas well as multi-modal land and water transit of containers Bangladesh has been an active supporter of the two flagship regional transport projectsnamelyAsian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway An eventual materialisation of these networks through Bangladeshalong with the transit of hydro-electric power from Nepal and Bhutan through Indiawould pave the way for transformation in the flow of traffic conducive to optimal region-wide transport links and energy security Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken the first big step towards Indias topmost concernsecurityfollowing her state visit to India in January 2010 It is critical for India to take an even bigger step and convert a détente into an entente cordiale The Manmohan-Hasina accord of 2011 in Dhaka was billed to complete the Indira-Mujib protocol signed in New Delhi on May 161974 Bangladesh and India need to rediscover the 40-year-old synergy and confluence of minds leading to a congruence of interests and policies If Pakistan has seen it fit to consider a look east optionIndia has to look east and win the confidence of Bangladesh and Myanmar The writer was MDContainer Corporation of India Ltd For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shivani Naik | Updated: August 26 2017 10:52 am PV Sindhu confirmed a bronze medal with a win against Sun Yu in the quarter-finals (Source: Reuters) Related News P V SINDHU claimed the fifth Chinese scalp of her World Championships career on way to an assured bronze medal on Friday — a stunning third podium at the annual meet? 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