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2016 9:09 pm Wayne Rooney did not play a single through ball and created only two chances with nine corners and free kicks he took. “Media usually reports on adult issues rather than children. The 34-year-old actor made his Bollywood debut with the 2011 John Abraham-Genelia D’Souza starrer ‘Force’ as the menacing antagonist, adding that they are ready to vacate if they are provided an alternate location. Avtar became the first Indian judoka to qualify for the Olympics since 2004 after International Judo Federation confirmed his entry in the men’s 90kg category as one of the two Asian judokas under continental quota. Arsenal, The response has been good. It is an opportunity to carry on this legacy in everything that we do and I will continue to work for my country and my community in whatever way I can. I think Mandela would have approved Sisulua writerhuman rights activist and political analystis the author of Walter and Albertina Sisulu: In Our Lifetime [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Halle | Published: June 25 2017 6:44 pm Roger Federer is in ominous form and won in Halle without dropping a single set all week (Source: AP) Related News World number five Roger Federer clinched a record ninth Halle Open title on Sunday crushing last year’s finalist Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-3 to lay down a marker in the lead-up to Wimbledon The 18-times grand slam champion who skipped the clay court season after winning the Australian Open and titles in Indian Wells and Miami to prepare for the grass is in ominous form and won in Halle without dropping a single set all week The 35-year-old defeated in his first comeback match in Stuttgart last week was aggressive from the start breaking in the first game to take control Federer kept world number 12 Zverev on his toes and earned a second break point with some deft volleying which he pounced on to race through the first set in 24 minutes Zverev who beat the Swiss in last year’s semi-final had a chance to break at the start of the second set Federer however was a class above even as his opponent attempted to mix up his game by forcing the Swiss to come to the net more often A dropshot put Federer 5-2 ahead and he sealed victory two games later on his first match point with a cross-court volley For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Amrita Chaudhry | Ludhiana | Published: June 4 2012 3:44 am Related News Ahead of the municipal corporation electionsscheduled to be held on June 7the campaigning has reached its crescendo with senior leaders of both the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Congress landing in the city Deep Malhotrathe Faridkot MLA and a well-known liquor baron who has a huge business interest in the citycould be seen campaigning for his partythe SADin various areasincluding Bhai Randhir Singh Nagarin the city While the tenor of these elections is set and a majority of senior leaders from both the parties are playing behind-the-scenes rolesthe battle is set between Harish Rai Dhandathe former Akali MLAand Bharat Bhushan Ashoothe first-time Congress MLA from Ludhiana west A hoard of pictures and banners of these two leaders can be seen in a major section of the cityand candidates in the fray are openly asking for votes in the name of Ashoo and Dhanda While Dhanda is an established Akali leader and a mayoral candidate of the party in case they along with the coalition partnerBharatiya Janata Partyromp home to victoryit is interesting to see Ashoo shooting to glory and eclipsing most of the senior party leaders Although Congress leaders MP Manish Tewari and Jassi Khangura participated in the campaignother leaders are missing from the scene An optimistic Akali contingentMalhotra says? I am happy doing plays, I take their advice since they have been in the industry for over 50 years now.
A meeting has been convened on Thursday, a minister said At Wednesdays meetingthe ministers discussed the decisiontaken at the last Cabinet meetingto bring down the eligibility criteria to receive funding of tuition fees for socially and economically backward students Congress leaders had spoken out against the decision Both the Congress and NCP members opposed the proposal that seeks to make mayor ex-officio chairman of the standing committee in municipal corporations instead of an elected member of the standing committee The standing committeewhich approves proposals and projects with financial application before they are presented to the general bodyis an important post in the civic body The Urban Development department had proposed to amend the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act1888and the Acts that govern municipal corporations to appoint the mayor as the committees ex-officio chairperson For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: August 8 2013 5:41 am Related News Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil on Wednesday directed the Administration officials to expedite work on the Metro Rail project The officials were directed to constitute the special purpose vehicle (SPV) The administration is holding talks with the Punjab and Haryana governments to constitute SPV Earlierthe two state governments were not being able to reach an agreement on the equity share for the vehicle While that issue has been settledthe formation of the SPV is still pending Thereafter an MoU would be signed and the process for Metro Rail could move forward Trial for selection of junior badminton tourney candidates on August 10-11 Trials for the selection of junior boys and girls (under 17 and under 19) for the upcoming Punjab State Championship will be held by the Mohali District Badminton Association at International Public SchoolKurali on August 10 and 11 The Championship will be held in Jalandhar between September 1 and September 3 Woman lodges complaint against neighbours Jasmine Kalra25a resident of Khuda Ali Sher alleged that her neighbours beat her on August 2 In her complaintKalra alleged that on August 2someone banged at her door Upon opening the doorher neighbours – Rimpyher son Dilbar and her mother-in-law – attacked her with sharp weapons A case has been registered under Section 324 and 34 of the IPC with the Sector 11 police Hunt on for Facebook account hacker A resident of Chandigarh alleged that unknown persons hacked his daughters Facebook account The Cyber Crime Cell has started investigation to identify the accused A case has been registered under Section 6666-A66-D and 66-F of the Information Technology Act with the Manimajra police Man arrestedstolen motorcycle recovered Police arrested Boobya resident of Sector 52 from Phase-1Industrial Area with connection to a theft case Police also recovered the stolen motorcycle bearing a fake Chandigarh registration number from his possession The vehicle was stolen on August 192011 and a case of theft dated August 302011 was registered with the Manimajra police A case of dishonestly receiving stolen property and intent to commit forgery was also registered against the accused with the Industrial Area police station Gold ornamentscellphones stolen A man on Wednesday lodged a theft case with the Sector 31 police He alleged that unknown persons stole gold ornaments and two mobile phones from his residence Police saidthieves broke into the house and stole the valuables For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: July 29 2012 4:00 am Top News The star cast from Aalaap visited Pune on July 23 to promote the movieat Sayaji Hotel Directed by Manish Manikpurthe film stars Amit PurohitPitobhashMurli Sharmaand Harsh Rajput The cast discussedthe movie and their shooting experience and the director emphasisedthat the film is about the youth and their passion for music Theconference was followed by the cast and crew visiting the ‘Cheer Under The Shower’ festival at the rooftop restaurantBarbeque Nation Agneethe band which has composed music for the movie also performed at the restaurant along with Catch-22 For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 9 2012 6:49 am Related News Buoyed by Harpreet Mandher (188) and Sunny Sohal’s (144) huge first wicket partnership of 336 runsMohali posted a mammoth total of 352 for 5 in 87 overs on the first day of the fourth round match played during the Punjab Inter-District cricket tournament for Katoch Shield at the PCA stadium in Mohali On winning the tossChandigarh captain Uday Kaul decided to bowl first His decision backfired as the Mohali opening duo of Harpreet and Sunny clobbered the Chandigarh bowlers all around the ground After the opening partnership was broken Chandigarh bowlersSiddharth Kaul and Gurinder Singh ran through the opposition middle-order batting order and grabbed five wickets in space of 16 runs to reduce Mohali to 352 for 5 in 87 overs Brief Scores: Mohali (Ist innings): 352 for 5 in 87 overs (Harpreet Mandher 188Sunny Sohal 144Gurinder 3 for 81Siddharth Kaul 2 for 60) In another match being played in Patialahosts were 301 for 7 in 891 overs at close of play They lost their opener Jeevanjot Singh for a duckoff the fourth ball of first over bowled by Baltej Singh At one stage Patiala were 90 for 4 in 341 oversthen led by a brilliant century from Himanshu Chawla (103) and an unbeaten knock of 82 runs from Preet Kamal saw things rolling for Patiala Both stitched a 182-run partnership for the fifth-wicket Baltej Singh (2 for 22) and Rahul Singla (3 for 121) were the main wicket takers for Ludhiana In the third match between Amritsar and Jalandhar being played at the Gandhi groundmere 195 overs due to rain After being put into bat by JalandharAmritsar were 47 for 2 when stumps were drawn for the day Karan Sharma scored 34 runs for the host team while Ishan Malhotra captured two wickets for the visitors Brief Scores: Patiala: 301 for 9 in 891 overs (Ravi Inder Singh 46Amitoze Singh 29Himanshu Chawla 103Preetkamal 82 noBaltej Singh 2 for 22 Rahul Singla 3 for 121) For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPrime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Ahmedabad on Tuesday and undertake a sea-plane journey from the Sabarmati river on the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat Assembly elections Modi will travel toDharoi Dam in Mehsana district by the seaplane the first-ever flight by such a craft in the country His return journey would also be by the same seaplane #Visuals from #Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel from Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam via sea plane today After that he will offer prayers at Ambaji pictwittercom/uLXscbmbCS ANI (@ANI) December 12 2017 He will land at the Sabarmati river at 930 am and will thengo to the Dharoi dam and offer prayers at the Ambaji temple Tomorrow at 9:30 AM I will travel from Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam via sea plane After that will offer prayers to Maa Amba at Ambaji With air roads & rail connectivity our Government is making efforts for harnessing waterways All this is for 125 crore Indians — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 11 2017 Modi’s plans of using a seaplane inAhmedabad came a day after the city police denied him permission to hold a mega roadshow in the city File image of Narendra Modi PTI The police cited congested roads and communally sensitive areas that fall enroute as the reason The move comes in the backdrop of inputs gathered by central intelligence agencies that a "lone wolf" may try to target roadshows of "big political leaders" during the campaigning for the upcoming elections According to a report on NDTV Modi took a dig at the Congressas well saying the party cannot even "imagine" development work like the sea-plane "We won’t be able to build airports everywhere so we will focus on waterways" he said He addedas many as 106 such waterways have been planned in the country Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said this is for the firsttime in the history of the country that a sea-plane will land on a water body and that will be the Sabarmati river "Modi will travel in the plane to Dharoi He will visit Ambaji temple and come back from Dharoi to Sabarmati in the same plane" Rupani said The Congress also confirmed that it had sought permission for Gandhi’s roadshow and corner meetings "We will adhere to the decision taken by the administration and the programme stands cancelled" Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said He said Gandhi was not facing any security threat inGujarat "As far as Gandhi is concerned he is not facing any security threat as conceived by the Gujarat Police The kind of affection he has got in Gujarat is unsurmountable" he said adding that since "Modiji is a big person the police may be concerned about his security" With inputs from PTI Click here fordetailed coverage on Gujarat Assembly Elections Written by Ashutosh Bhardwaj | Published: November 25 2013 1:11 am Related News A day after the second phase of Chhattisgarh votingagain in historic numbersa Hindi newspaper in Raipur carried a front-page story listing the names of some senior bureaucrats who had not cast their votes Amid the banner headlines celebrating the historic votethis public disapproval of babuswho did not even get a voter cardepitomised the significance elections now have in popular discourse The Election Commission can take the creditbut the Chhattisgarh polls were also made possible by the joint efforts of security forcesbooth-level officersdistrict collectors and the media all ensuring that voters travelled to booths Even as the numbers indicated that the turnout would exceed all expectationsthey kep exhorting people to go out and exercise their right Consequentlyfirst the Maoist-hit areas saw an unexpected 7553 per cent votingand then the other zones recorded 785 per centmaking it a total of 77 per cent A record for Chhattisgarhpretty high for India as well Kurud constituency saw a nearly impossible 88 per cent vote Of coursethe free and fairness of a poll where security personnel to voter ratio was 1:6 can always be debated One also cannot completely discount the hypothesis that Bastar voters could not have turned out from interior villages without being asked by Maoists to choose certain candidates The victory of democracy was probably ensured by the tacit consent or a tactical choice of the rebels Howeverfew can dispute that even the mightiest forceswhether donning khaki or redcannot get so many voters to travel 30 km from their homes to vote While the truth may fall somewhere between these two polesthe fact remains that the voter in Bastarwhose contact with the world is mostly limited to yearly negotiations with traders of forest produceswaded through rivers and forests strewn with landmines to reach poll booths The tribal womanwho has never seen any political activity in her backyardbecame the first to enjoy the right to disapprove candidates through NOTA Significantlyunder-35 women comprised 35 per cent of the total 168 crore voterswhile 45 per cent of the voters were below 30 years Their vote preferences will be revealed laterbut the new government should note in advance that this voter demands professional education and quality jobsnot a basket of freebies both parties so passionately promise Ashutosh is a special correspondent based in Raipur [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: July 13 2015 12:56 am At every turn structural and systemic deficiencies derail both access to and the quality of healthcare especially for the poorest citizens those most vulnerable to health shocks (Express Graphic by Pradeep Yadav) Related News Doctors — or more broadly medical practitioners — are the most important cogs in any health delivery system They diagnose the sick devise a course of treatment and follow it through the lead problem-solvers as it were As a series in this newspaper has shown however doctors particularly in the public health system are overworked and forced to cope with high-pressure situations for long stretches of time Resident doctors work inhumanly long shifts — 36-48 hours — and unsurprisingly make more mistakes with fatigue-induced lapses in concentration contributing to more serious errors while dispensing care and accidents that might cause harm to themselves Despite the risks there is little discussion within the Medical Council of India the autonomous regulator which oversees medical education and practice on the need to reduce shift hours for junior doctors in public hospitals Of course public hospitals are structured in a way that very long workdays are only one aspect that affects the quality of care health workers are able to provide Scarcity defines healthcare in government-run or -aided hospitals whether of medical and paramedical personnel equipment beds or money For instance according to the National Health Profile 2013 India’s doctor to population ratio (including Ayush professionals) is one per 1200 people — well below the World Health Organisation-recommended one per 1000 India also has the dubious distinction of providing fewer beds per 1000 people than Equatorial Guinea Gabon and Kenya Hospitals report shortages of basic equipment like surgical gloves syringes saline drips sutures and even cotton gauze callously asking patients and their families to source their requirements themselves instead At every turn structural and systemic deficiencies derail both access to and the quality of healthcare especially for the poorest citizens those most vulnerable to health shocks Often it isn’t a lack of funds but a corrupt tender process that is responsible for a lack of equipment halting regular acquisition until rents are collected With shambolic administration and little oversight this state of affairs is allowed to continue The MCI too is to blame It has routinely scotched attempts to devise alternative learning programmes that could address the demand for medical professionals ostensibly to protect the quality of training and healthcare creating an artificial scarcity The expansion of private medical training facilities on the other hand overseen by the MCI has been badly regulated Standards are lax and many of these institutions have grossly inadequate facilities an acute shortage of faculty and poor-quality training producing health workers who are both overburdened and incompetent For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi was on Saturday sent to five-day custody of the Enforcement Directorate by a city court for "thorough investigation" in a money laundering probe against him and others Special Judge Arun Bharadwaj sent the accused to ED custody till 31 August after the probe agency said his custodial interrogation was required to unearth crime proceeds and money trail and to confront him with the documents While seeking his custody for 14 days ED’s special prosecutor NK Matta told the court that Qureshi was in possession of more evidence in this case and was withholding them jeopardising the probe Representational image AFP "Considering the seriousness of the allegations and to enable the ED to complete thorough investigation ED custody remand of Moin Akhtar Qureshi for five days that is until 31 August is granted" the court said The agency told the court that "the witnesses have confirmed in their statements that they have delivered crores of rupees for Qureshi and his associates through his employees and one of the witnesses has stated that nearly Rs 175 crore have been exported by the accused from him and his friend in lieu of the help provided to him in a CBI case" It also alleged that Qureshi was involved in hawala transactions through Delhi hawala operators Parvez Ali of Turkman Gate and M/s South Delhi Money Changer (DAMINI) in Greater Kailash-1 owned by one DS Anand According to the agency Qureshi was arrested late last night under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after "he was not cooperating in the probe" Qureshi has been questioned several times in the past by the agency which is probing his role following the registration of two FIRs under the PMLA the agency said adding that he was arrested in connection with offense alleged in the last FIR in which former CBI Director AP Singh has also been named The earlier PMLA case against Qureshi was lodged by the ED in 2015 based on an Income Tax prosecution complaint it said The ED said its probe has revealed facts which "constitute omission and commission of certain acts on the part of certain public servants holding high positions in the public office in collusion with Qureshi thereby huge amount of illegal money were found to have been transacted" The records collected by the ED from the Income Tax (I-T) Department in the form of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) messages have "revealed that Qureshi has taken a huge amount of money from different persons for obtaining undue favours from public servants after exercising his personal influence" it said BBM messages exchanged between Qureshi and the accused persons involved in other criminal cases and also the persons who wanted to seek undue favours from the other investigating agencies of government by getting them off the hook the agency said There were also BBM exchanges between Qureshi and former CBI chief Singh which are being probed both by the ED and the CBI as part of their separate criminal investigations it said In this way the ED said Qureshi "obtained a huge amount of money and it was obtained in the name of government servants/political persons holding public offices and the said public servants illegally either obtained the money for themselves or through their kin" The agency said an analysis of the BBM messages retrieved from mobile phones of Qureshi and his associates revealed that hawala operators were also used to transfer bribe money (belonging to government officials) to foreign locations like Paris and the UK "Qureshi has extorted crores of rupees from a businessman from Hyderabad in lieu of the help provided He was found involved in hawala transactions through Delhi-based hawala operators" the agency said Through them the agency alleged the money was transferred to Dubai and then to Paris London the US Hong Kong Italy and Switzerland It said the agency had also seized "huge amount" of unaccounted cash after it conducted raids in this case in the past at a hawala operator operating in the national capital By: Reuters | Madrid | Published: October 12 2017 1:29 am Spanish media reported that the Costa Rican was not set to feature against Getafe in La Liga on Saturday (Source: File) Top News Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas could miss next week’s Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur after suffering a leg injury Spanish media reported on Wednesday The Spanish club said in a statement that Navas had been diagnosed with a “swollen adductor muscle in his right groin” Spanish media reported that the Costa Rican was not set to feature against Getafe in La Liga on Saturday and may not be back in time for the European clash at the Santiago Bernabeu three days later Navas sustained the injury while on international duty with Costa Rica whom he helped reach next year’s World Cup thanks to a 1-1 draw against Honduras on Saturday Real Madrid have suffered various injury problems already this season and are also without former Spurs winger Gareth Bale right back Dani Carvajal and midfielder Mateo Kovacic For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Editorial | Published: August 29 2016 12:15 am Top News The Reserve Bank of India has announced a series of measures aimed at widening and deepening India’s corporate bond market The growth of this market has been relatively stunted compared to other segments of the financial markets despite the opening up of the economy and the financial sector over the last couple of decades The latest initiative comes at the fag end of Governor Raghuram Rajan’s term — brokers being allowed to participate in corporate bond repurchases or repos making corporate bonds eligible for borrowing from the central bank allowing foreign portfolio investors to trade directly in corporate bonds besides allowing banks to issue rupee bonds or masala bonds as they are dubbed in the overseas markets to bolster their core capital and to fund infrastructure and affordable housing The new policy measures also aim to cap the exposure of banks to corporates in the medium term to progressively nudge Indian companies to raise more capital from the bond market rather than leaning heavily on local lenders Most of these steps are positive and have been on the agenda of policymakers in the past Yet given the history and track record of the growth of the Indian bond market over the last 20 years there is bound to be scepticism regarding the latest move That’s because in this period India’s equity markets have surged — in terms of volumes participation of foreign and local investors and depth Similarily the government securities market though accessed mainly by institutional investors overshadows the corporate bond market thus exposing the shallow local corporate bond market compared to the experience globally That’s because for long India has been a bank dominated financial market with an overwhelming dependence of firms and large business groups on funding from banks India’s policymakers appear to have finally recognised the huge risks posed by this — in the form of battered balance sheets of many Indian banks especially state-owned lenders whose exposure to many long-term infrastructure projects of large business houses has come to haunt them and the government and the regulator It is in this context that the move to nudge them to tap the bond market to raise funds by capping the exposure of banks and through higher provisioning when lending to corporates by 2019 is extremely important But that will also pose a set of challenges in terms of banks identifying and funding a more diversified set of borrowers especially small and medium entrepreneurs instead of taking recourse to building their loan book through big ticket loans There is much at stake this time in the development of India’s bond markets as the old development financial institutions which funded several large projects for over four decades have withered away With Indian banks weighed down partly because of mismatches in lending to long-term projects out of short-term resources both the RBI and Sebi need to make it work this time to lower and diversify the risks for these lenders and to provide an efficient alternative of finance for borrowers A vibrant corporate bond market is also important from an external vulnerability point of view as a dependence on local currency and markets will lower risks It could also be an opportune time to encourage long-term institutional investors such as pension and provident funds to step in with safeguards to provide the needed boost to the market and to acquire matching long-term financial assets from a liquid bond market Former US Federal Reserve Chief Alan Greenspan had said that corporate bond markets could act as a spare tire For that both the RBI and Sebi will have to push much harder For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News However, Not long after his clay-engineered technique won him two French Opens in two attempts (2005 and ? 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