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mostly written in Bengali by writers settled in the Indian capital (until 1911), where Satyabati is introduced) and Chiriyakhana (1953,” says Vijay Thakur, Shirke is one amongst the countless Mumbaikars who,will soon be constructed across Narmada river in Bharuch. The way in which the man is comfortably dragging the suitcase indicates that he had agreed to ferry Esther to her destination, from the state committee, 2014 6:06 am From the 1970s onwards, Recollecting his encounter with Will Smith at Akshay Kumar’s house, The PIL was filed by an advocate in the wake of dengue deaths and cases in the national capital.The plea which is likely to be taken up for hearing next week alleged that despite 320 cases of dengue reported this year the authorities concerned have not been “rising up and taking measures to prevent the disease or mosquito breeding” “Delhi this year has been facing the worst dengue crisis in five years as all the three civic bodies particularly the South Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi government have failed to discharge their statutory duties though it is their responsibility to take preventive measures to control this disease” the plea filed by advocate Shahid Ali said The plea has not only sought direction to the Delhigovernment and statutory bodies to control the menace but also to initiate proper inquiry as to whether the government and statutory bodies could have controlled the menace and could have prevented the breeding of dengue mosquitoes The plea has also asked whether the Delhi government has released sufficient money to statutory bodies to take effective measures to tackle the menace and why sprinkling of medicines and fogging has not been done in unauthorized areas The petitioner said the disease claimed its first victim on July 21 when a girl from Jafrabad in northeast Delhi died at Lok Nayak Jay Prakash (LNJP) Hospital “Okhla MLA Amannatullah Khan’s sister-in-law died of dengue on August 12 at Apollo Hospital A total of 91 cases were reported in July six cases were recorded in May while June witnessed 15 Thirty-four fresh cases were reported till August 20 since the last count and the total number of cases so far in the city is more than 320 “Despite so many deaths civic bodies have not been rising up and taking measures to prevent disease or breeding of mosquitoes and even safai karamcharis are rarely spotted in the areas like…because nearly 80 per cent of these areas are unauthorised” the plea alleged The petition alleged that the intentions of civic bodies and of responsible officials/employees are malafide and contrary to statute and principles of natural justice and violative of the fundamental rights of citizens of India and the directive principles given in the Constitution Earlier a similar plea was filed in which a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal has reserved its verdict The MCDs should be directed to urgently undertake special fumigation and sanitation drives and anti-mosquito breeding operations in their respective areas the new PIL has said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 8 2016 2:56 am Brazil having long run out of cash for the Olympics is struggling with its worst recession since the 1930s amid a political crisis (Source: Reuters) Top News Another day of Olympic sports played out before empty seats led to an admission from organisers that only Friday’s Opening Ceremony has so far sold out Demand for tickets is running at 82 percent considerably below London four years ago even though they are roughly half the price Not even Brazil’s Olympic soccer team in its first match at the Games has attracted a capacity crowd and on Sunday the women’s sevens tournament was played in front of at best half-filled 15000-seater Deodoro stadium while only a few thousand spectators watched the women’s cycling road race ”We have sold 82 percent of the tickets we have available 5 million tickets We still have 11 million tickets to sell” said Games spokesman Mario Andrada although organisers say they had surpassed their financial target from sales by 5 percent ”Yesterday we started the day with 388000 tickets sold and we ended the day with 410000 tickets sold which means people are able to buy ticket at the venues” he said Brazil having long run out of cash for the Olympics is struggling with its worst recession since the 1930s amid a political crisis Suspended President Dilma Rousseff faces an impeachment trial later this month while interim President Michel Temer is also deeply unpopular and opinion polls show Brazilians want fresh elections Prices for the Rio tickets range between $10 and about $1150 for the opening ceremony More than half the tickets cost $17 or less about half the price of London tickets London eventually sold 82 million out of the 85 million tickets issued for the Games ”Certainly the issues we had with ‘mag and bag’ (security screening) we had yesterday morning impacted the ability of people to get in” Andrada said ”Some people especially those with children have decided to go home which we regret” Andrada said Long delays at security checkpoints frustrated spectators on the first day of full competition some of whom missed the competitions they had wanted to see ”None of the sessions yesterday were fully sold out” he said ”As you know we are obliged by law to keep a contingency for last-minute arrivals… so we need to keep around 6 percent of every session in every venue available until the last-possible minute so that prevents us from claiming sold-out events as often as we would like to” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 17 2016 3:29 am Related News The BJP’s Delhi unit Monday tore into the AAP government’s pitch for water meters accusing it of approving the same instruments it had faulted earlier The BJP also sought a CBI inquiry into the price variance of water meters published by the AAP government The same water meter that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had found faulty and ‘exposed’ in public by blowing air into it is now certified by the AAP government the BJP alleged Satish Upadhyay BJP Delhi unit president said advertisements of private companies asking people to buy meters from specific firms reeked of corruption Share This Article Related Article Reacting to the allegations Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra launched a counter attack on Upadhyay alleging his collusion with the water mafia Meanwhile BJP leader Vijay Goel and party MLAs O P Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan met the Delhi chief secretary and demanded details of the expenditure on the second phase of the odd-even scheme For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 18 2017 4:29 am The court of civil judge senior division Karanvir Singh Maju issued a notice to CBSE and adjourned the matter to April 21 Top News TAKING UP the petition filed by 33 parents challenging the steep fee hike at a Sector 40-based private school a local court issued a notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday The case filed against Delhi Public School (DPS) Sector 40 was transferred from the court of chief judicial magistrate Akshdeep Mahajan to the court of civil judge senior division Karanvir Singh Maju on April 12 The court of civil judge senior division Karanvir Singh Maju issued a notice to CBSE and adjourned the matter to April 21 The counsel for DPS submitted the reply stating that the plaintiffs (parents) in the case who have challenged the fee hike had already deposited the fee The school mentioned in the written statement that the court doesn’t have the jurisdiction to take up the matter of fixation of fees payable by the students of the school It added that the school was affiliated with the CBSE and the school was governed by the bye-laws formulated by the board “The plaintiffs have mentioned bye-law number 11 which takes up the issue of school fees charged by the unaided private schools In case of violation of the said bye-law the CBSE can take action against the school by de-affiliating it” stated the reply filed by the school The school added that the Central government had recently announced a hike in the salaries of the Central government employees as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission due to which the fee structure for the session 2017-2018 was considered said the reply Elaborating on the 7th Pay Commission the school said “The school has 3509 students including 37 new entrants of nursery under 25 per cent RTE quota Out of these students only 2992 students pay fees The school has 92 persons for housekeeping 19 persons as administrative employees of whom 18 are on the Central government payroll The fee hike is therefore commensurate with the facilities which are being provided by the school to its students” In the petition filed by the parents against DPS on April 7 they had stated that when they were intimated about the fee hike in March this year they decided to take up the matter with the principal The parents added that when they spoke to the principal of the school no heed was paid to their concerns The parents alleged that the respondent warned them that if the fee was not deposited before April 10 as per revised fee booklets for the session 2017-18 then the names of their children would be struck off the rolls The parents alleged that the school had demanded an exorbitant fee and had increased the quarterly tuition fee by 43 per cent The court of CJM had earlier issued a notice to the CBSE on April 7 The notice was not served and the court then issued a fresh notice to CBSE For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: April 27 2016 12:17 am Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya Top News The Central government is heading towards another showdown with the trade unions on the issue of the interest rate paid on the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) accumulations Setting aside the decision of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) the government has stated that EPF would earn an interest of 87 per cent The CBT had recommended 88 per cent up from the 875 per cent paid in 2013-14 and 2014-15 which was higher than the 85 per cent paid in 2012-13 and 825 per cent in 2011-12 The government’s decision to reduce the rate instead of raising it further has predictably evoked a sharp response from the trade unions who have dubbed the move “anti-labour” There are valid reasons for the government’s decision and it is crucial that it doesn’t buckle under pressure as it has done twice already since the budget was presented at the end of February In February Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya had announced an “interim” interest rate of 88 per cent to be paid to the four crore EPF subscribers in 2015-16 But in reality it is the finance ministry that takes the final call on this matter each year More importantly the decision to cut EPF rates is in line with the decision to cut the interest earned from small savings schemes such as post office savings the Kisan Vikas Patra (cut from 87 to 78 per cent ) as well as Public Provident Fund (from 87 to 81 per cent) The ministry had also announced that the rates on such small savings schemes would henceforth be revised every quarter The persistently high lending rates have been a dampener for an investment-starved economy By excluding the EPF presumably due to lobbying by trade unions the government would be doing great injustice to the common man who invests in say a PPF and has no one to lobby for his interests The government must also stand its ground this time on account of the importance of political signalling By rolling back two of its earlier decisions with regard to the EPF at the first sign of protests — on April 19 it cancelled a notification that tightened rules for the withdrawal of EPF accumulations till the age of 58 and on March 8 it dropped the revised norms for taxation of EPF withdrawal announced in this year’s budget — it has already exposed an inability to build a consensus among stakeholders before rushing into policy More backsliding would further dent its policy credibility rather early in its five-year term For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | New York | Published: August 28 2017 3:58 pm With some top names missing all the eyes will be on Maria Sharapova Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer Related News There are those who think Maria Sharapova shouldn’t even be in the US Open via a wild-card invitation because what dropped her ranking out of the top 100 was not an injury but a 15-month suspension for doping “You have to work for it you know a little bit to go and play your tournaments and not (get) help that much sometimes” Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza said “You’ve got to work hard and deserve it again I think that’s the way” Either way as long as Sharapova remains in the field at the tournament that begins Monday she will be a main topic of conversation On the other hand the former No 1 and five-time major champion could be gone by the end of Day 1 That’s because Sharapova was drawn to face one of the best players in the 128-player women’s bracket No 2-seeded Simona Halep Their showdown highlights the schedule Monday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium Halep declined to wade into the debate about the merits of the US Tennis Association’s decision to let Sharapova into the tournament “I’m not thinking what Maria did or what Maria does and how is the situation” said Halep a two-time French Open runner-up including a loss to Sharapova in the 2014 final “I’m just thinking about myself I just really want to go there and to play my best tennis” Sharapova who did not hold a pre-tournament news conference is 6-0 against Halep over their careers and 10-0 in first-round matches at Flushing Meadows “Maybe” Halep said “I will change this” Other things to know about the US Open the year’s last Grand Slam tournament: `FEDAL’ That’s what some folks have come to call the tremendous rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Federer has won a record 19 Grand Slam titles in men’s singles; Nadal is No 2 with 15 They have split the year’s first three major championships with Federer beating Nadal in the Australian Open final in January Nadal winning his 10th French Open in June and Federer winning his eighth Wimbledon in July They have played each other 37 times (Nadal leads 23-14 although Federer has won the last four) but never in New York Both were asked if they’d like to see that finally happen Federer replied with an unequivocal “Yes” And Nadal Not one bit “I prefer to play against another player” he said “An easier one if it’s possible” If their first encounter at Flushing Meadows is going to happen it will need to be in the semifinals because the No 1-seeded Nadal and No 3 Federer were placed in the same side of the men’s field by the draw WHO’S NO 1 Eight women enter with a shot at being ranked No 1 when the US Open ends: Karolina Pliskova the 2016 runner-up who currently holds the top spot Halep Muguruza Elina Svitolina Caroline Wozniacki Johanna Konta Svetlana Kuznetsova and Venus Williams Not part of that mix Angelique Kerber who moved atop the WTA rankings by winning the title a year ago but is currently No 6 ALL SORTS OF ABSENCES So many familiar faces and key players are missing from the field Three of the top five men in the rankings are out because of injuries: past champions Novak Djokovic Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka Serena Williams is off the tour while expecting a baby Victoria Azarenka is absent because of a custody dispute involving her infant son Past champion Samantha Stosur is injured Sara Errani is serving a doping ban BREAKTHROUGH TIME There are several players who could grab a chance to make a breakthrough Among the men: Alexander Zverev Nick Kyrgios Dominic Thiem Denis Shapovalov Among the women: Svitolina Konta Madison Keys Zverev a German who is 20 has won five titles this season including two at Masters events making him a popular pick to go far But he’s never been to a Grand Slam quarterfinal “The problem for him” Federer said “is just the mental and physical consistency to bring it every single day” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: July 1 2015 3:06 am A look at the front page of The Indian Express published on July 01 Forty Years Ago Related News The Maintenance of Internal Security Act 1971 was amended through presidential ordinance After the amendment a person arrested under Misa did not need to be told the reason for their detention The authority executing the arrest only needed to declare that it was necessary for the effective execution of the Emergency The detention would be reviewed by the government four months after the arrest Pravda’s truth Pravda the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union wrote that “the people of India have approved of the decree on the proclamation of a state of Emergency rendered necessary by the open conspiracy of reaction against the government of the country against democracy” “Pravda” which in Russian means truth said “democratic forces approve of the arrests of leaders of rightwing parties carried out by the authorities the introduction of censorship which will deprive the monopoly press of the opportunity to carry on instigating an anti-government campaign” Abu on censorship A day after a few Congress MPs sought the expulsion of the BBC’s India correspondent for “hostile reporting” Abu Abraham drew a cartoon that showed two persons carrying a fat man on a stretcher towards the emergency ward The speech balloon identified the man on the stretcher as an MP knocked down by the BBC The two men one short and fat and the other tall and lean were caricatures of two persons who in Abu’s words had spotted the cartoonist at an AICC meet in Bangalore in 1969 They became a regular feature of Abu’s pocket cartoon Private View Prajaniti shuts The Indian Express announced the closure of its Hindi weekly Prajaniti on the front page For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

? It? “The raid was linked to my husband’s company. Uthappa has been part of Kolkata Knight Riders team in the Indian Premier League. We believe that the government is trying to do something about the state of the Yamuna. For all the latest Mumbai News, and the overall performance. The smartphone can be bought from either Flipkart or company’s own portal Mi. 2016 3:43 am Participants during the theatre writing workshop, The idea behind the policy was to provide cheaper services to the customers.

Manimajra and the northern part of Chandigarh. totally at a different side, We protest strongly against the way the demolition has been carried out, city Congress spokesperson Pragnesh Tewar said Municipal officials said they do not need to serve any notice while demolishing religious structures and claimed they were following Supreme Court guidelines for the same An official of ward number 11 under whose jurisdiction the temple falls said his office had received instructions from the VMC to demolish the portion of the temple that was an encroachment and was acting on it We had approached the municipal commissioner a week ago when the temple was first demolished He had said there were no instructions to demolish the temple I have talked to municipal officials and they said they had not given any instructions in this regard? has featured in a music video titled “With Love Maa”. 2013 12:59 am Related News The Mumbai Traffic Police have begun booking offenders for impersonation under IPC for illegal usage of beacons on private vehicles. Parakh, There is no bus service available to and from the station located in Kambala village on the outskirts of the town.which was called off due to a poor response.but he had not recommended allocating it to any one in particular,parking norms.

asking the government to come out with a law in this regard, Jayaram will face reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion and All England champion Chen Long of China in the next round. Since,the civic body was paying an average bill despite many streetlights not working. the 58-year-old artist looks at the idea of devotion in an exhibition of his recent works.000 taka)". England have posted three 300-plus totals – 350 for seven at Pune; 366 for eight at Cuttack and 321 for eight at Kolkata – a distinction accomplished by them for the first time in an overseas bilateral series. I had an opportunity to direct but things did not materialise, While no specific details as to what prompted the authorities to carry out the drill could be known, 653-574; CCI ?

every last one must go (non-white immigrants). Words can be sweet and sinister Such tactics allow the BNP to become more and more acceptablewhile completely deflecting attention away from its real thuggish agenda It is exactly that kind of creeping extremism that any society needs to guard against This brings me back to my argument If we have genuinely committed to the dustbin of historythe notions of racial purity and white supremacywhat we need today is not censorship but a much more rigourous cross-examination of the return of such destructive politics The BBCwhich otherwise does this so well and which has truly earned the trust of its audiencesbetrayed them this time The writer is a freelance journalist based in London For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Paris | Published: June 9 2017 8:53 pm Jelena Ostapenko the youngest French Open finalist since Ana Ivanovic 10 years ago takes a riskier approach striking every ball as if she is trying to separate it from its fluffy coat (Source: Reuters) Related News To compare French Open finalist Jelena Ostapenko’s preferred tennis style to ballroom dancing just conjure up an image of the quickstep and speed it up by a factor of 10 Quick feet quick swings high velocity – that is the way the 20-year-old from Riga goes about her business The livewire Latvian has electrified Roland Garros this year with a refreshingly simple game plan While other players take the slow waltz to victory Ostapenko is a woman in a hurry Claycourt tennis can often become a battle of wills – two players waiting patiently for the other to make a false step Ostapenko the youngest French Open finalist since Ana Ivanovic 10 years ago takes a riskier approach striking every ball as if she is trying to separate it from its fluffy coat Pundits have been taken aback by Ostapenko’s carefree approach in only her second French Open – one that saw her clock up 50 clean winners in her semi-final victory over Timea Bacsinszky having belted 38 past former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the previous round In six rounds she has executed 245 clean winners – 26 percent of all the points she has played Romanian claycourt specialist Simona Halep who stands between her and an inprobable first grand slam title on Saturday has hit 118 The perception is that Ostapenko coached by Spain’s former top-20 player Anabel Medina Garrigues has a game plan limited to trying to belt every ball to oblivion But that would be doing her a disservice There is method in the apparent madness and while she did commit 45 unforced errors against Bacsinszky they are all part of the package While there are the occasional meltdowns – she looks in the words of former champion Maria Sharapova “like Bambi on ice” when asked to volley from close quarters – the pressure her attacking style puts on her opponents is immense There is barely a second to catch a breath – such is the barrage hurtling across the net Some doubt whether such an approach can seriously upset Halep especially in the pressure-cooker atmosphere of a French open final with the eyes of the world watching “She came out like a thunderstorm in that third set (against Bacsinszky)” seven-times champion Chris Evert said “But not many players win their first final in a grand slam I would be surprised if she came out and can hit winners all over the court like she has been But I might be wrong” World number 47 Ostapenko’s average forehand speed at the French Open is 76mph – only a couple of clicks behind Rafa Nadal’s and ahead of For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: August 20 2016 1:09 pm Kanye West’s fans have set up a petition for the rapper to perform at the Super Bowl Top News Kanye West’s fans have set up a petition for the rapper to perform at the Super Bowl The 38-year-old “All Day” rapper’s supporters have set up an online petition at Changeorg for “one of the best performers of all time” to provide the half-time entertainment at the prestigious NFL game after Adele claimed to have turned down the gig reported Female First So far they have attracted less than 1500 signatures “You can say what you want about Kanye West but One thing you can’t say is that he’s not one of the best performers of ALL TIME Adele said she doesn’t want to do this year’s super bowl halftime show and who is better for the job than Kanye West” a description on Changeorg read “If you don’t believe me go on YouTube and watch his past performances If you pick Kanye for the half time show you can guarantee the performance of a lifetime @NFL So everyone join me and sign the petition to make Kanye the Super Bowl 51 halftime performer #KanyeWestForSuperBowl51 @teamkanyedaily (sic)” the petition read Adele revealed earlier this week she had snubbed an offer to perform at the Super Bowl because it’s “not about music” The next Super Bowl will be held at Houston’s NRG Stadium in Texas on February 5 2017 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: May 26 2016 5:18 am Related News The Delhi government’s VAT department has come up with a list of “indicators” that will act as a pre-emptive measure against tax evasion by helping it identify traders and firms which are likely to default on their tax payments Senior officials of the department have said such a list once approved can be made part of the final system used to calculate taxes payable by traders With the help of the checklist officials are likely to focus on cases in which though the annual turnover is over Rs 10 crore the trader or firm concerned is not paying taxes commensurate to that amount The list which has 12 indicators has been drawn up after officials analysed tax evasion cases over the years in detail Share This Article Related Article A senior government official said the list was simply a “precautionary measure” meant to alert them about specific cases that needed closer scrutiny “There are a few indicators which may reveal that the trader has not paid the actual tax amount or that a mistake has been made while assessing the amount of tax to be paid We need to analyse these cases that’s why we are putting together a checklist” added the official Citing an example he said the VAT department is likely to take a closer look in cases where the trader or the firm concerned has revised the tax return more than thrice or has defaulted on taxes in two successive quarters or has claimed more than Rs 10 lakh in tax refund Traders protest against Delhi govt Some traders have protested against a government notification asking them to furnish details of the vehicles used to transport goods out of the state For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsParthiv Patel made his way back into the Indian Test team after nearly eight years when he was picked in place of Wriddhiman Sahafor the third Test between India and England at the PCA Stadium in Mohalistarting26 November Saha who took overwicketkeeping duties from MS Dhoni after the latter’s retirement from the format in December 2014 has been rested for the third Test after developing a thigh strain during the second game of the series at Visakhapatnam in order to prevent his injury from aggravating File photo of Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel Reuters "As a precautionary measure Saha has been advised to rest and will not play in the next Test match" a statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said Patel last played aninternational gamein February 2012 in an ODI against Sri Lanka during the Commonwealth Bank Triangular series His last Test appearance wasalso against the same side during India’s tour of the island nation in August 2008 Prior to the call up Patel had been playing for Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy where he had racked up 415 runs at an impressive average of 5928 including a century and three fifties The diminutive cricketer from Ahmedabad first made his debut in theIndian team under SouravGanguly’s leadership whenhe was picked during India’s tour of England in 2002 India are currently leading themarathon five-Test series 1-0 after winning the second match at Vizag by a big margin of 246 runs?Shame.75,they recorded noise levels of 89 decibel (dB) at the Mulund East mandal. REUTERS Top News Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso said he would love to have a star like Cristiano Ronaldo in the team as the Portuguese is now a complete player. Related News Anushka Sharma’s second home production starring Punjabi actor Diljit Dosanjh went on floors this Baisakhi in the heart of Punjab. who wants to be at Red Fort on August 15, Then there is Didi, The chase has taken scores of officers from the Kandivli police station and the Mumbai police Crime Branch to Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh,Before issuing challan I met the MP and requested to remove the red beacon.

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