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I am not a filmmaker who wants to make a film on a real-life incident. Black just makes me look thinner. The debate on the floor of the House,s no question that manufacturers are pleased. his agent, What do you want?’ So I guess I could have come off as Scary But I like my name” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Dwivedi | Rajkot | Updated: November 8 2016 7:51 am Karsan Ghavri the first Indian pacer to take 100 Test wickets will be felicitated by the Saurashta Cricket Association on Day One of the first India-England Test match in Rajkot Top News It’s a 50-year-old incident but Karsan Ghavri remembers every painful detail From the place where he bought the biggest rose in the shop the garden where he finally mustered courage to present the flower to the girl he silently loved the rejection the delicate red petals getting crushed under her stomping feet the complaint reaching his father and the sound thrashing he got in front of the girl he adored Ghavri 65 is talking about his early cricketing days in Rajkot and his instant stardom Having represented India Schools as a 15-year-old he was the darling of the city’s cricket circles His never-seen-before ferocious pace — at that level — and his sharp short balls gave him truckloads of wickets regular write-ups in the local press and fame But Ghavri’s square jaw uncombed mop dishevelled look swimmer-like lithe frame and disarming smile hadn’t yet charmed everyone in Rajkot “I bought the rose from Sanganwa Chowk gave it to the girl at Trikon Baug and later got a beating from my father at home After that day I realised these thing would get me into trouble I concentrated on cricket appreciating beautiful things from a distance” he says before quickly adding “That’s only in Rajkot in Mumbai I opened up” Ghavri was too fast for Rajkot On the eve of the India-England Test the first Indian pacer to take 100 Test wickets returns home He will be felicitated after the toss In Saurashtra they see him as a path-breaker the one who took that giant leap of faith and landed on his feet On the sidelines of cricket games Ghavri gets referred to as “Kadubhai” when exaggerated tales of the all-rounder’s exploits in Rajkot are repeated Around here they trust Kadubhai for all important cricketing calls When Cheteshwar Pujara’s father Arvind wanted to find out if his son had it in him to do well internationally he took the then 12-year-old to one of Saurashtra’s most famous cricketers “He saw my son for an hour and told me ‘Chokra upar mehnat karva jevi chhe’ (the kid is worth investing your time on)” says Pujara Sr Arvind and Kadubhai might dab at moist eyes when India’s No3 walks out at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium on Wednesday Making a move Though age has caught up hair thinned Ghavri upright and immaculately dressed as ever could still take his chance at Trikon Baug Here in Rajkot he has his extended family close friends fans who rave about his dark glasses and stylish shirts At least three to four times a year he travels to Rajkot to visit his family deity Returning to Rajkot is easy for Ghavri but not leaving it like it was in the early 70s That was the time when the 19-year-old was offered a job by ACC in Mumbai “My grandfather didn’t want me to move out I was very young” he says It was his uncle Jiva Mala a first-class cricketer who convinced the family patriarch Jivabhai’s cricket career had stagnated as he could never go out “He never wanted me to suffer the same” Ghavri says Jivabhai was in a minority since there were many who wanted the young pacer to stay pinned to Rajkot a sleepy town of mostly unambitious and deeply content inhabitants in love with their surroundings Even today for a thriving city known for its world-class engineering innovations top industrialists have offices in Mumbai but theirs homes remain in Rajkot The BOM-RAJ round trip costing around Rs 15000 is mostly full In Rajkot they can’t live without their siesta and late night ice-cream sessions by the roadside [By the way in winters they have ginger ice-cream] Ghavri’s move to Mumbai wasn’t seen as a betrayal; it wasn’t even a tall poppy situation It was seen as plain stupid “They would say ‘forget Mumbai be content with what you have’” Ghavri recalls But Ghavri was never afraid to take the plunge He had fears but those demons would lose out to his cricket confidence For the teenager who was in the habit of bunking English classes the Australia tour with the Indian School’s team was a harrowing experience “We had to stay with local families during the tour Our hosts were wonderful but it was like a jail to us I didn’t even know words like ‘goodnight’ or ‘hello’ I would dread going home from the ground I would eat on the dinner table things I had never seen without uttering a word and move to my room” says Ghavri painting the picture of a scared kid lying in bed in an alien land in a house owned by strangers he couldn’t communicate with waiting for the sun to rise so that he could be dropped to the ground It was cricket that would empower the traumatised child who would return home as the best all-rounder on that tour His memory of the tour was of facing a very young Jeff Thomson “He made us do dandia raas Me Mohinder Amarnath Brijesh Patel we all got hit” he says only to add how years later he would tour Australia with the senior team and bounce Thommo Within months of returning from Australia Ghavri just 17 realised that cricket could actually get him money State Bank of Saurashtra wanted a pacer and the left-armer fitted the bill perfectly Ghavri had just one problem This time it was mathematics Twin impediments “At school when I would look at the maths paper the paper would shake the numbers would jump out I told them ‘in case you make me work the bank will go bankrupt’” he cackles It was a win-win for everyone Ghavri got Rs 150 and could avoid office the bank climbed up the league table The callow youth with a slingy action would get another offer before the season ended Railways were ready to pay him Rs 300 to be a Grade 3 employee but there was a catch English again “I went to Mumbai for the interview They asked me questions in English I didn’t have a clue The officer told me I could only get Grade 4” Railways were less compromising when it came to their players during that time “They told me I had to haul coal on steam engines when not playing cricket” laughs Ghavri The big break came a year later It was a Ranji Trophy game against West Zone giants Mumbai that proved to be the turning point for the pacer Ghavri loves telling the story so over to him “I took four wickets in that game and also scored some runs People say I used to bowl real quick and had a deadly short ball I got wickets of Dilip Sardesai Ashok Mankad Ajitbhai (Wadekar) The manager was Polly Kaka (Umrigar) He thought that with me in the Saurashtra team Mumbai would continue to tumble They said ‘let us take him to Mumbai so that we don’t have to face him’” he says Ghavri has high regard for Mumbai cricket and their strategic planning that borders on conniving Polly Kaka’s plan included a job at ACC with a Rs 800 salary Jivabhai’s support would see Ghavri leave for Mumbai his tearful mother asking the teenager to eat properly The pacer would soon play for Mumbai and be Sunil Gavaskar’s constant companion The two played for the same club institution state and the national side Ghavri would discover how the Mumbai professionals were different from the Saurashtra amateurs “Batsmen from Saurashtra were too flamboyant; they would hit a couple of stylish fours and dream about them the entire night After crossing 50 they would throw their wickets ‘What are the other 10 in the team for’ would be the question that would justify their loose shot” he says Ghavri makes an observation that sums up the different approach to batting “A Mumbai batsman would seldom get out at mid-on they would either be LBW bowled or caught behind the stumps Saurashtra batsmen would play the ball in the air and get caught at mid-on Either they would get tired content or bored” he recalls When Ghavri sits at the breezy Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium during the Test he will realise how times have changed Saurashtra has more boys in the Indian team than Mumbai Of the two local boys in the team one has the best temperament and the technique to bat for long hours The other happens to be the fittest and most accurate For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Published: December 8 2015 2:39 pm “If I am in a room full of people where there are say people like Ranveer Singh I am not going to go up to him and say ‘Oh my gosh Hi How are you I am a big fan I watched your last movie It sounds so fake and horrible” said Sunny Leone Related News Sunny Leone may have played dare bare avatar onscreen but the actress admits that she is quite shy and reserved in real life so much so that she would feel nervous to walk up to someone and say hello “The biggest problem with me is that I am shy I know it is very hard to believe But if I am in a room full of people where there are say people like Ranveer Singh I am not going to go up to him and say ‘Oh my gosh Hi How are you I am a big fan I watched your last movie It sounds so fake and horrible” said Sunny Leone Also read:Sunny Leone would love to promote ‘Mastizaade’ on Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss9 Delving more on shy nature Sunny Leone said “I get so shy and nervous that I don’t want to go up to them and say hello Like in the USA I go to a few different fitness places If Katie Holmes is sitting in my class doing various boot camps nobody goes up to her and says Hello Nobody does that there There is a sense of space that you give to people Nobody goes and says Hey can I take a photo with you I am a big fan This just doesn’t happen there So that is the culture I come form So it is really hard for me to break that and not be so shy” Also read:I am really shy I know it is hard to believe foreverybody saysSunny Leone While Sunny Leone may be shy by nature the actress revealed that whenever she has gone out partying people have gone out of their to introduce themselves to her “I don’t go to social functions because I have my professional commitments to fulfill But the events that I and husband have gone to we have met people who were so nice to us this year and went out of their way to say hello or introduce ourselves to them” Sunny Leone will be next seen in ‘Mastizaade’ For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published: November 24 2015 12:42 am Indore: Geeta a deaf-mute Indian woman who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan more than a decade ago on her arrival at Indore on Tuesday (PTI Photo) Top News After the DNA sample of speech and hearing-impaired Geeta who returned from Pakistan after more than a decade did not match with a family from Bihar who had claimed to be related to her another family in UP’s Aligarh has made a similar claim and offered to undergo a DNA test to establish it Narendra Singh a farmer from Aligarh has claimed Geeta is his younger sister ‘Dubbly’ who went missing from outside their house at Utra village on November 12 2000 A missing complaint in this regard had been lodged at Barla police station on November 15 that year Share This Article Related Article n November 5 Narendra with the help of local BJP MP Satish Kumar Gautam met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi in this regard He handed over eight photographs of his missing sister “She assured me that those photographs would be shown to Geeta who is staying at a rehabilitation centre in Indore and the officials would get back to me I am waiting for a response” Narendra said After he came to know that Geeta’s DNA sample had not matched with the Mahato family from Bihar Narendra met Gautam and requested him to arrange a meeting with Geeta “I have seen some of Geeta’s videos uploaded on the internet In these I saw her communicating through signs Those signs were taught to her by my uncle Lakhmi Singh and other family members I have requested MP Gautam to arrange my meeting with Geeta so that she could recognise us” said Narendra He added that Geeta’s details which are appearing in media reports match with their family’s “We have come to know that she has said that her mother had died Our mother Prakshi Devi had died before Dubbly went missing” said Narendra adding that he is ready to undergo a DNA profiling to establish his claim The MP said Narendra had handed over photographs of his missing sister to Sushma Swaraj “He has now requested me to arrange a meeting with Geeta I have assured him that I will speak to the Foreign Minister in this regard Narendra has also offered to go for a DNA test and I would convey this message to the minister” said Gautam For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Published: November 19 2016 1:50 am Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis Related News Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is going to spearhead the BJP’s campaign for the local bodies’ elections in the state The elections will take place across 212 municipal councils and nagar panchayats between November 27 and January 8 The series of rallies started from Thursday from Ahmednagar and Nashik districts “Time management is going to become a big challenge as Fadnavis will have to juggle between his administrative duties in the Mantralaya and hit the streets for a high-voltage campaign” a campaign manager told The Indian Express Watch What Else Is making News “In the beginning we had taken a decision to restrict the rallies to limited districts But we have been flooded with requests from local leaders demanding that the chief minister campaign for them” said a senior party functionary involved in the campaign To begin with the BJP’s poll campaign committee has shortlisted at least 30 rallies for November 27 In the last elections held for these 212 local bodies the Congress-NCP was ahead of the BJP and the Shiv Sena The BJP now the ruling party reckons these polls are going to be a litmus test and that the results will mirror public mandate for the government’s work and performance Fadnavis has decided to confine his poll speeches to highlighting the development agenda of the state government and uprooting corruption Some of the talking points at the rallies will be the government’s flagship project Jalyukta Shivar to measures to tackle drought agriculture reforms agro-industries investments on rural roads skill development for youths and housing for poor tribals and Dalits For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: November 18 2015 1:16 am The government has declared a drought-like condition in 15747 villages across Maharashtra mostly in Marathwada and parts of Western Maharashtra affecting 531 lakh hectare area Related News WITH parts of the state having suffered a severe drought and crop damage the Maharashtra government has sought Rs 400282 crore from the Union government as relief package Besides compensating farmers for crop loss the government plans to use the money to start schemes to boost drinking water supply and set up fodder camps The agriculture department sent a memorandum to the Union government three days ago seeking Rs 357843 crore as aid for farmers who have suffered crop loss Rs 31456 crore for supply of drinking water and Rs 10983 crore to provide adequate fodder to animals The government has declared a drought-like condition in 15747 villages across Maharashtra mostly in Marathwada and parts of Western Maharashtra affecting 531 lakh hectare area Share This Article Related Article Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse said “A team of Union government officials is expected to arrive in the state tomorrow to visit all drought-hit villages and assess the situation The team will start its survey from Aurangabad and wind up its visit in two days” After the team’s visit the Union government will convene a meeting with state officials to take a final decision on the aid Khadse said adding that until now the Centre had helped with Rs 570 crore to deal with the drought Besides the government has also accessed the State Disaster Relief Fund apart from levying a surcharge on a range of items such as petrol diamond and gold jewellery alcohol cold drinks and cigarettes in order to tackle the drought Overall the state received only 594 per cent of the total anticipated rainfall between June 1 and October 31 with long dry spells Seven districts received between 25 and 50 per cent of the rainfall and that received in 16 districts was between 50 and 75 per cent of the total expected as per information from the state agriculture department “Over the last five years the groundwater level has fallen by one metre in 13571 villages Of this in 4189 villages the groundwater level has dipped to 3 metres below average There is likely to be an acute shortage of drinking water in 10615 villages by April 2016” said Khadse For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Published: February 22 2017 1:30 pm FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 tournament director Javier Ceppi Top News The Under-17 World Cup will be the biggest football tournament to be played on Indian soil The 24-team event will be played in six Indian cities from October 6 to 28 and the organising committee is confident there won’t be any delays in completing the infrastructure as was the case during the Commonwealth Games In an interview with The Indian Express the tournament director Javier Ceppi talks about the readiness of the states the impending FIFA inspections and the kind of legacy they expect the tournament to leave Excerpts: How do you look at the preparation since the time the Local Organising Committee (LOC) took over We officially started on November 2014 The AIFF had done a fair amount of work before that The tournament was allocated in December 2013 and FIFA had an inspection in February 2014 From 2013 to early 2016 it was a process of convincing everybody One of the good and bad things about India is that it is very good at implementation Which means that there is a tendency of missing steps; of relying on ‘you know what we can do this last minute’ The initial attitude of every single stakeholder ‘we are 3 years away from the tournament why are you coming now’ So it has taken a lot of convincing a lot of travel But we are in a position right now where we are okay when it comes to infrastructure development which has been a sour point in the past Fortunately we are not seeing it as a huge issue Also Read:Delhi likely to miss marquee matches as FIFA keeps eye on post-Diwaliair You have said the venues will be ready soon So between now and October when the World Cup begins what will be done to ensure they remain in proper condition and are maintained well We rather have that issue than construction issue Maintenance can be so easier than construction For all main sites and venues the Field of Play (FoP) is the most important part that requires maintenance on a daily basis We (LOC) are taking over maintenance in April or whenever they are ready Only exception is Guwahati which hosting the Himalayan Games We will engage companies who have experience of maintaining grounds to a certain level There are six or seven Indian companies which do that and we will invite tenders We will also look at international companies but they will have to meet our criteria such as they should have maintained grounds for a certain quality or a tournament Are there specific guidelines from FIFA with regards to FoP There are very specific guidelines for everything With grass it is a little complicated in the sense that whatever works in Iceland or Europe won’t work here because the weather conditions are different But there is a preferred length of grass which is 28mm There is a way to cut the grass to maintain it etc There is testing on water salinity and soil… So there are many factors that have to be taken into consideration which is why it is a specialist role From the LOC’s end we are also getting a consultant to oversee all the maintenance The consultant who has experience of not only working in India or subcontinent but experience of delivering grounds for best events such as Champions League World Cups etc Ground is a very important aspect FIFA will be conducting two more inspections one next month and then again in May What does FIFA look at when their team comes for an inspection Priority 1 to 20 for FIFA is the players and match officials Then of course spectators who play a very important role But the thinking is if you don’t have 22 players and the 3 officials you won’t have anything No spectators no media no VIPs You just don’t have an event And that is sometimes forgotten here There are a lot of events where athletes are last of the last So FIFA a lot of focus is on competitions area – dressing room referee facilities doping control medical facilities etc When you decide to allocate matches to a particular venue what aspects do you look at We are yet to make the match schedule but it is generally finalized before we know which team is going to play on which day So it depends on the draw So let’s say if a Portugal goes to Goa or if Argentina qualifies and goes to Delhi…same with Brazil these are your ‘high-profile’ teams But there are several factors while allocating matches to a venue One is atmospheric and climatic conditions This is not just with pollution but potential of rains There are certain places that have a receding monsoon So you have a proper monsoon in Kochi to Goa but you have receding monsoon elsewhere There is a gap in between in beginning of October to end of it That’s one factor The other factor is readiness and willingness When a stakeholder – state government – wants to go all out for a tournament sees the vision of the tournament and goes all out for it that makes it easier for us to say ‘they can have more key matches’ Because you know you will have full support You don’t want a situation where you are going to a venue where it is not sold out and you bring a marquee match and they begin with issues on them no permissions etc instead of making it easier it gets complicated Willingness is about state govt and owners of facilities End of the day you need to see how their support and enthusiasm is rewarded It also ties into filling the stadiums part A state govt that is more involved will also be involved in aspect of filling of the stadium The image of that state will go on TV When they see empty stadium the first thing they will say is the stadium was empty because the city was not interested Are the six venues final or will we see any change At this point of time we truly believe six venues we have ratified will host the tournament Disasters can always happen Right now we are looking at change of venue only on a force majeure situation But we are focussed on six We have worked with them and we would love for them to deliver What kind of legacy you expect the World Cup to leave There are three main areas Firstly The quality of stadiums For example bucket seats in Kolkata that’s a huge project They have installed bucket seats and a lot of other things have changed The stadium is looking completely different Training grounds are another thing Stadiums are used once a week or so for league and other tournaments but not by public Training grounds however can be used by a number of different people The 26 training sites will be larger bit of legacy program And to involve children we have our Mission XI Million program It will help in getting more people to play football We will have a lot of kids playing not all of them will become footballers but they will then have their kids or their friends playing football That will leave a huge legacy For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News in a form,passed off peacefully with no incident of violence reported from any part of the city. "I think all these T20 fixtures are battle of equals. For all the latest Pune News.

he doesn’t have a style, however, Vice-chancellor Madhu Chitkara initiated the university? and from mobile platform such as moving vehicles, rued Loomba. Batting first, Railway officials said CRS has asked CR to commit that the crossovers in the DC section will not be used by mail/express trains until beyond Thane. Mountains of application forms, Rai had said that “the department has been directed to take up all complaints regarding non-payment of new minimum wages on priority and their disposal should be in a time-bound manner". Chandrashekhara Kambara.

Yadav said the mandate given by Delhi residents to Aam Aadmi Party in the 2015 Assembly elections was not because of one leader or one party. download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:? 2001. Bravo ?days after the NCP sounded the poll bugle in Gujarat by forming an alliance with the Janata Dal(U). titled “Vision ane Vikaas” traces Patel’s roots to Nadiad,political reasons?and wanted all the necessary paperwork at her desk at 10 the next morning This wasof coursedone A few hours later an ordinance was issued to the nationalised 14 major banks The enormous public welcome this received shook the Syndicate Meanwhilethe sidelined Vice President Giri had resigned and declared that he would contest the presidential election as an independent candidate This opened up quite a few intriguing possibilities for the players of the political chess game The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIndian politicians have long been known for putting their feet in the mouths Joining these illustrious people is the former Chief of the Army and present Union Minister VK Singh While absolving the Central government of so much as a sliver of responsibility in the death of two Dalit children in Haryana Singh added a parallel to ensure that the slow-witted amongst us got the point "If someone throws stones at a dog the government is not responsible" he said breezily hoping this illustration would underscore his sensitivity to the situation You can dredge all day for some virtue but you will not find it It is not so much what they say on matters as diverse as rape caste war corruption and the other moles on Indian society but why they say it and what stops them thinking for a second before opening their mouths and shoving both feet into them File image of General VK Singh PTI Talk about dogged stupidity Is it possible that men of such stature and this four-star officer who commanded a million men in uniform is a victim of his own thoughts He could come up with no other analogies to the gory crime than the beaten dog In his mind’s eye the children had suffered a similar fate to dogs from the actions of wanton children In Singh’s mind at that precise moment there was no more graphic description than making this analogy Beaten cur beaten children Mewling canine mewling children Scabbed puppy scabbed children It’s a dog’s life isn’t it Sir Metaphorically Singh thought he had a zinger of an arrow in his quiver This add-on he likely imagined would generate an incandescent burst of illumination in us uneducated slobs What it actually came off as was a thoughtless foolish totally inappropriate comparison that should leave him scarlet in the face In his wisdom he probably saw the dog as a victim and hence equated that with the condition of the children And that’s me being sarcastic Now ask yourself this Here is a man who has touched the stars Not one of your run of the mill officers but a four-star general Did he not learn caution Did he not have an inner voice that said ‘This is stupid Stop This is hot water Don’t say it’ Clearly not The only charitable explanation one can give for such a rank insult is that when these people reach rarefied levels they learn contempt for the great unwashed They see us as mangy dogs They actually believe in their might and their power as they are convinced that they rain pearls of wisdom upon us Did the general hear distant applause for his analogy There is no other way you could come up with the dog being stoned as the proper imageryfor the brutal death of two children who hadn’t even started their lives Simply no way What a dog day afternoon This boo-boo (bow-wow maybe) should dog him for a very long time Sit General VK Singh and say sorry Of course then comes the apology in this dog and pony show It is always after the fact That is a given VK Singh now says he did not mean to make the remark as analogy We should think not Then in what context was the remark made Oh yes it was to indicate that cosmic events happen and you cannot blame the government if a comet falls or there is an earthquake that we can understand but where did the stoning of the dog come from The General cannot even get his own remark into context Either he should clarify distinctly exactly what he meant and not sidetrack the issue with threats of taking the channel that reported it to court By the same token this kind of concealing your blunder behind the camaraderie of the armed forces and all that flimflam about ‘espirit de corps’ which he is doing now is not acceptable You cannot do that don’t bring the armed forces into it You are no longer their leader Chennai: Karti Chidambaram son of former Union minister P Chidambaram has moved the Madras High Court seeking quashing of the fresh summons issued by the CBI for questioning him in connection with a corruption case When the petition came up for hearing on Friday on the question of maintainability Justice P Velmurugan after hearing arguments by both sides adjourned it to 28 July without passing any interim order File image of Karti Chidambaram News18 The CBI had on 19 July issued the summons asking Karti to be present on Friday for questioning in the matter related to alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to media group INX Media for receiving funds from Mauritius when his father was the finance minister The agency has alleged that a firm "indirectly controlled" by Karti had received money from INX Media run by Indrani and Peter Mukerjea in 2007 This was the second summons issued by CBI in the case Earlier it had asked Karti and four others to appear for questioning on 27 and 29 June He had then informed the CBI through his lawyer that he needed more time to appear In the court on Friday the CBI opposed the petition arguing it was not maintainable Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who appeared for the CBI contended that the summons had been issued well within the jurisdiction and investigating powers of the CBI The agency wanted the court to dismiss the plea on grounds of maintainability he said Senior Counsel Goal Subramaniam representing Karti submitted it was a settled principle of law that issuing summons to an accused and interrogating him would amount to violation of fundamental right guaranteed under Article 20(3) of the Constitution He said the article states that no person accused of an offence shall be compelled to be a witness against himself "The Article grants immunity from self incrimination Thus the instant summons is only to make the petitioner make self-incriminating statements when it is the case of the petitioner that he has not met any official in the ministry of finance for any purpose much less for FIPB approval for the INX group" he said Thus the notice summoning his client was liable to be set aside Subramaniam submitted An FIR has been registered against Karti and INX Media along with eight others for alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance given to the media house for receiving foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2007 The probe agency had claimed that the FDI proposal of the media house was "fallacious" but the then finance minister Chidambaram had cleared it P Chidambaram had issued a strong statement in response to the FIR saying that the government was using the CBI and other agencies to target his son In May this year the agency had conducted raids at the premises of Karti Peter and Indrani Mukerjea at 14 locations in Delhi Mumbai and Chennai in connection with the case Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: July 9 2016 7:32 am Abohar sanitation workers outside the Municipal Council office on Friday (Express Photo) Top News Over 190 sweepers of the Abohar Municipal Council have been on strike for the last 10 days demanding payment of their salary over the past two months They have been spreading garbage in front of government offices as a mark of protest On Friday the union members heaped of garbage in front of Municipal Council’s main entrance causing great inconvenience to the public “We have no choice but to express our anger this way” said Om Parkash chief of the Abohar Safai Karamchari Union “We have been protesting for so many days but not being heard” Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news The move seems to have worked The council managed to arrange Rs 45 lakh roughly one month’s salary of the protesting employees “We have asked them to collect May’s salary” said Gurdas Singh executive officer “For June the whole council staff is yet to get salary We will give June’s salary as and when we will get the funds I hope they will join for work tomorrow “ He however said “They have the right to protest but they have spreading garbage in front of government officers is unhygienic” The EO was silent over if any action will taken against the protesters in this regard Congress MLA from Abohar Sunil Jakhar said “Two years ago a scam had been reported from Abohar’s council worth Rs 238 crore for laying a road from Old Fazilka road and also sewerage lines However the project was not completed and till date council has not been able to give details of the money spent So Punjab government is deducting Rs 10 lakh each per month from council’s funds to compensate that amount The council is always money-starved due to this” For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Published: November 9 2011 2:54 am Related News SoSwami Agniveshthat crusader against the many ills of our societywill join the cast of Bigg Boss 5a show many people think is pretty sickening What is it about TVespecially a reality show that gets him hooked? asked Times Nowfor once completely bewildered Good question And one serious enough to be addressed in the Newshour What will a man who wears saffron robesdo in the company of women who often wear only what is absolutely necessary to avoid censorship How will a man recognised as one of our foremost social activists interact with housemates for whom social is something they must be at a party What will a man who usually speaks on topics like female foeticideinter-faith tolerance and more recentlycorruptionsay to contestants who have spent the last month speaking (if that is what you can call their verbal utterances) only about each other and that too as unkindly as possible Wellheres your chance to find outas Swami ji entered the Bigg Boss house on Tuesday And Monday nightTimes Now wanted to know: Did he do the right thing?while Times Now debated Bigg Boss,that have been passed,that had received approval six months back or before and.

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I am not a filmmaker who wants to make a film on a real-life incident. Black just makes me look thinner. The debate on the floor of the House,s no question that manufacturers are pleased. his agent, What do you want?’ So I guess I could have come off as Scary But I like my name” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Dwivedi | Rajkot | Updated: November 8 2016 7:51 am Karsan Ghavri the first Indian pacer to take 100 Test wickets will be felicitated by the Saurashta Cricket Association on Day One of the first India-England Test match in Rajkot Top News It’s a 50-year-old incident but Karsan Ghavri remembers every painful detail From the place where he bought the biggest rose in the shop the garden where he finally mustered courage to present the flower to the girl he silently loved the rejection the delicate red petals getting crushed under her stomping feet the complaint reaching his father and the sound thrashing he got in front of the girl he adored Ghavri 65 is talking about his early cricketing days in Rajkot and his instant stardom Having represented India Schools as a 15-year-old he was the darling of the city’s cricket circles His never-seen-before ferocious pace — at that level — and his sharp short balls gave him truckloads of wickets regular write-ups in the local press and fame But Ghavri’s square jaw uncombed mop dishevelled look swimmer-like lithe frame and disarming smile hadn’t yet charmed everyone in Rajkot “I bought the rose from Sanganwa Chowk gave it to the girl at Trikon Baug and later got a beating from my father at home After that day I realised these thing would get me into trouble I concentrated on cricket appreciating beautiful things from a distance” he says before quickly adding “That’s only in Rajkot in Mumbai I opened up” Ghavri was too fast for Rajkot On the eve of the India-England Test the first Indian pacer to take 100 Test wickets returns home He will be felicitated after the toss In Saurashtra they see him as a path-breaker the one who took that giant leap of faith and landed on his feet On the sidelines of cricket games Ghavri gets referred to as “Kadubhai” when exaggerated tales of the all-rounder’s exploits in Rajkot are repeated Around here they trust Kadubhai for all important cricketing calls When Cheteshwar Pujara’s father Arvind wanted to find out if his son had it in him to do well internationally he took the then 12-year-old to one of Saurashtra’s most famous cricketers “He saw my son for an hour and told me ‘Chokra upar mehnat karva jevi chhe’ (the kid is worth investing your time on)” says Pujara Sr Arvind and Kadubhai might dab at moist eyes when India’s No3 walks out at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium on Wednesday Making a move Though age has caught up hair thinned Ghavri upright and immaculately dressed as ever could still take his chance at Trikon Baug Here in Rajkot he has his extended family close friends fans who rave about his dark glasses and stylish shirts At least three to four times a year he travels to Rajkot to visit his family deity Returning to Rajkot is easy for Ghavri but not leaving it like it was in the early 70s That was the time when the 19-year-old was offered a job by ACC in Mumbai “My grandfather didn’t want me to move out I was very young” he says It was his uncle Jiva Mala a first-class cricketer who convinced the family patriarch Jivabhai’s cricket career had stagnated as he could never go out “He never wanted me to suffer the same” Ghavri says Jivabhai was in a minority since there were many who wanted the young pacer to stay pinned to Rajkot a sleepy town of mostly unambitious and deeply content inhabitants in love with their surroundings Even today for a thriving city known for its world-class engineering innovations top industrialists have offices in Mumbai but theirs homes remain in Rajkot The BOM-RAJ round trip costing around Rs 15000 is mostly full In Rajkot they can’t live without their siesta and late night ice-cream sessions by the roadside [By the way in winters they have ginger ice-cream] Ghavri’s move to Mumbai wasn’t seen as a betrayal; it wasn’t even a tall poppy situation It was seen as plain stupid “They would say ‘forget Mumbai be content with what you have’” Ghavri recalls But Ghavri was never afraid to take the plunge He had fears but those demons would lose out to his cricket confidence For the teenager who was in the habit of bunking English classes the Australia tour with the Indian School’s team was a harrowing experience “We had to stay with local families during the tour Our hosts were wonderful but it was like a jail to us I didn’t even know words like ‘goodnight’ or ‘hello’ I would dread going home from the ground I would eat on the dinner table things I had never seen without uttering a word and move to my room” says Ghavri painting the picture of a scared kid lying in bed in an alien land in a house owned by strangers he couldn’t communicate with waiting for the sun to rise so that he could be dropped to the ground It was cricket that would empower the traumatised child who would return home as the best all-rounder on that tour His memory of the tour was of facing a very young Jeff Thomson “He made us do dandia raas Me Mohinder Amarnath Brijesh Patel we all got hit” he says only to add how years later he would tour Australia with the senior team and bounce Thommo Within months of returning from Australia Ghavri just 17 realised that cricket could actually get him money State Bank of Saurashtra wanted a pacer and the left-armer fitted the bill perfectly Ghavri had just one problem This time it was mathematics Twin impediments “At school when I would look at the maths paper the paper would shake the numbers would jump out I told them ‘in case you make me work the bank will go bankrupt’” he cackles It was a win-win for everyone Ghavri got Rs 150 and could avoid office the bank climbed up the league table The callow youth with a slingy action would get another offer before the season ended Railways were ready to pay him Rs 300 to be a Grade 3 employee but there was a catch English again “I went to Mumbai for the interview They asked me questions in English I didn’t have a clue The officer told me I could only get Grade 4” Railways were less compromising when it came to their players during that time “They told me I had to haul coal on steam engines when not playing cricket” laughs Ghavri The big break came a year later It was a Ranji Trophy game against West Zone giants Mumbai that proved to be the turning point for the pacer Ghavri loves telling the story so over to him “I took four wickets in that game and also scored some runs People say I used to bowl real quick and had a deadly short ball I got wickets of Dilip Sardesai Ashok Mankad Ajitbhai (Wadekar) The manager was Polly Kaka (Umrigar) He thought that with me in the Saurashtra team Mumbai would continue to tumble They said ‘let us take him to Mumbai so that we don’t have to face him’” he says Ghavri has high regard for Mumbai cricket and their strategic planning that borders on conniving Polly Kaka’s plan included a job at ACC with a Rs 800 salary Jivabhai’s support would see Ghavri leave for Mumbai his tearful mother asking the teenager to eat properly The pacer would soon play for Mumbai and be Sunil Gavaskar’s constant companion The two played for the same club institution state and the national side Ghavri would discover how the Mumbai professionals were different from the Saurashtra amateurs “Batsmen from Saurashtra were too flamboyant; they would hit a couple of stylish fours and dream about them the entire night After crossing 50 they would throw their wickets ‘What are the other 10 in the team for’ would be the question that would justify their loose shot” he says Ghavri makes an observation that sums up the different approach to batting “A Mumbai batsman would seldom get out at mid-on they would either be LBW bowled or caught behind the stumps Saurashtra batsmen would play the ball in the air and get caught at mid-on Either they would get tired content or bored” he recalls When Ghavri sits at the breezy Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium during the Test he will realise how times have changed Saurashtra has more boys in the Indian team than Mumbai Of the two local boys in the team one has the best temperament and the technique to bat for long hours The other happens to be the fittest and most accurate For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Published: December 8 2015 2:39 pm “If I am in a room full of people where there are say people like Ranveer Singh I am not going to go up to him and say ‘Oh my gosh Hi How are you I am a big fan I watched your last movie It sounds so fake and horrible” said Sunny Leone Related News Sunny Leone may have played dare bare avatar onscreen but the actress admits that she is quite shy and reserved in real life so much so that she would feel nervous to walk up to someone and say hello “The biggest problem with me is that I am shy I know it is very hard to believe But if I am in a room full of people where there are say people like Ranveer Singh I am not going to go up to him and say ‘Oh my gosh Hi How are you I am a big fan I watched your last movie It sounds so fake and horrible” said Sunny Leone Also read:Sunny Leone would love to promote ‘Mastizaade’ on Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss9 Delving more on shy nature Sunny Leone said “I get so shy and nervous that I don’t want to go up to them and say hello Like in the USA I go to a few different fitness places If Katie Holmes is sitting in my class doing various boot camps nobody goes up to her and says Hello Nobody does that there There is a sense of space that you give to people Nobody goes and says Hey can I take a photo with you I am a big fan This just doesn’t happen there So that is the culture I come form So it is really hard for me to break that and not be so shy” Also read:I am really shy I know it is hard to believe foreverybody saysSunny Leone While Sunny Leone may be shy by nature the actress revealed that whenever she has gone out partying people have gone out of their to introduce themselves to her “I don’t go to social functions because I have my professional commitments to fulfill But the events that I and husband have gone to we have met people who were so nice to us this year and went out of their way to say hello or introduce ourselves to them” Sunny Leone will be next seen in ‘Mastizaade’ For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published: November 24 2015 12:42 am Indore: Geeta a deaf-mute Indian woman who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan more than a decade ago on her arrival at Indore on Tuesday (PTI Photo) Top News After the DNA sample of speech and hearing-impaired Geeta who returned from Pakistan after more than a decade did not match with a family from Bihar who had claimed to be related to her another family in UP’s Aligarh has made a similar claim and offered to undergo a DNA test to establish it Narendra Singh a farmer from Aligarh has claimed Geeta is his younger sister ‘Dubbly’ who went missing from outside their house at Utra village on November 12 2000 A missing complaint in this regard had been lodged at Barla police station on November 15 that year Share This Article Related Article n November 5 Narendra with the help of local BJP MP Satish Kumar Gautam met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi in this regard He handed over eight photographs of his missing sister “She assured me that those photographs would be shown to Geeta who is staying at a rehabilitation centre in Indore and the officials would get back to me I am waiting for a response” Narendra said After he came to know that Geeta’s DNA sample had not matched with the Mahato family from Bihar Narendra met Gautam and requested him to arrange a meeting with Geeta “I have seen some of Geeta’s videos uploaded on the internet In these I saw her communicating through signs Those signs were taught to her by my uncle Lakhmi Singh and other family members I have requested MP Gautam to arrange my meeting with Geeta so that she could recognise us” said Narendra He added that Geeta’s details which are appearing in media reports match with their family’s “We have come to know that she has said that her mother had died Our mother Prakshi Devi had died before Dubbly went missing” said Narendra adding that he is ready to undergo a DNA profiling to establish his claim The MP said Narendra had handed over photographs of his missing sister to Sushma Swaraj “He has now requested me to arrange a meeting with Geeta I have assured him that I will speak to the Foreign Minister in this regard Narendra has also offered to go for a DNA test and I would convey this message to the minister” said Gautam For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Published: November 19 2016 1:50 am Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis Related News Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is going to spearhead the BJP’s campaign for the local bodies’ elections in the state The elections will take place across 212 municipal councils and nagar panchayats between November 27 and January 8 The series of rallies started from Thursday from Ahmednagar and Nashik districts “Time management is going to become a big challenge as Fadnavis will have to juggle between his administrative duties in the Mantralaya and hit the streets for a high-voltage campaign” a campaign manager told The Indian Express Watch What Else Is making News “In the beginning we had taken a decision to restrict the rallies to limited districts But we have been flooded with requests from local leaders demanding that the chief minister campaign for them” said a senior party functionary involved in the campaign To begin with the BJP’s poll campaign committee has shortlisted at least 30 rallies for November 27 In the last elections held for these 212 local bodies the Congress-NCP was ahead of the BJP and the Shiv Sena The BJP now the ruling party reckons these polls are going to be a litmus test and that the results will mirror public mandate for the government’s work and performance Fadnavis has decided to confine his poll speeches to highlighting the development agenda of the state government and uprooting corruption Some of the talking points at the rallies will be the government’s flagship project Jalyukta Shivar to measures to tackle drought agriculture reforms agro-industries investments on rural roads skill development for youths and housing for poor tribals and Dalits For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: November 18 2015 1:16 am The government has declared a drought-like condition in 15747 villages across Maharashtra mostly in Marathwada and parts of Western Maharashtra affecting 531 lakh hectare area Related News WITH parts of the state having suffered a severe drought and crop damage the Maharashtra government has sought Rs 400282 crore from the Union government as relief package Besides compensating farmers for crop loss the government plans to use the money to start schemes to boost drinking water supply and set up fodder camps The agriculture department sent a memorandum to the Union government three days ago seeking Rs 357843 crore as aid for farmers who have suffered crop loss Rs 31456 crore for supply of drinking water and Rs 10983 crore to provide adequate fodder to animals The government has declared a drought-like condition in 15747 villages across Maharashtra mostly in Marathwada and parts of Western Maharashtra affecting 531 lakh hectare area Share This Article Related Article Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse said “A team of Union government officials is expected to arrive in the state tomorrow to visit all drought-hit villages and assess the situation The team will start its survey from Aurangabad and wind up its visit in two days” After the team’s visit the Union government will convene a meeting with state officials to take a final decision on the aid Khadse said adding that until now the Centre had helped with Rs 570 crore to deal with the drought Besides the government has also accessed the State Disaster Relief Fund apart from levying a surcharge on a range of items such as petrol diamond and gold jewellery alcohol cold drinks and cigarettes in order to tackle the drought Overall the state received only 594 per cent of the total anticipated rainfall between June 1 and October 31 with long dry spells Seven districts received between 25 and 50 per cent of the rainfall and that received in 16 districts was between 50 and 75 per cent of the total expected as per information from the state agriculture department “Over the last five years the groundwater level has fallen by one metre in 13571 villages Of this in 4189 villages the groundwater level has dipped to 3 metres below average There is likely to be an acute shortage of drinking water in 10615 villages by April 2016” said Khadse For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Published: February 22 2017 1:30 pm FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 tournament director Javier Ceppi Top News The Under-17 World Cup will be the biggest football tournament to be played on Indian soil The 24-team event will be played in six Indian cities from October 6 to 28 and the organising committee is confident there won’t be any delays in completing the infrastructure as was the case during the Commonwealth Games In an interview with The Indian Express the tournament director Javier Ceppi talks about the readiness of the states the impending FIFA inspections and the kind of legacy they expect the tournament to leave Excerpts: How do you look at the preparation since the time the Local Organising Committee (LOC) took over We officially started on November 2014 The AIFF had done a fair amount of work before that The tournament was allocated in December 2013 and FIFA had an inspection in February 2014 From 2013 to early 2016 it was a process of convincing everybody One of the good and bad things about India is that it is very good at implementation Which means that there is a tendency of missing steps; of relying on ‘you know what we can do this last minute’ The initial attitude of every single stakeholder ‘we are 3 years away from the tournament why are you coming now’ So it has taken a lot of convincing a lot of travel But we are in a position right now where we are okay when it comes to infrastructure development which has been a sour point in the past Fortunately we are not seeing it as a huge issue Also Read:Delhi likely to miss marquee matches as FIFA keeps eye on post-Diwaliair You have said the venues will be ready soon So between now and October when the World Cup begins what will be done to ensure they remain in proper condition and are maintained well We rather have that issue than construction issue Maintenance can be so easier than construction For all main sites and venues the Field of Play (FoP) is the most important part that requires maintenance on a daily basis We (LOC) are taking over maintenance in April or whenever they are ready Only exception is Guwahati which hosting the Himalayan Games We will engage companies who have experience of maintaining grounds to a certain level There are six or seven Indian companies which do that and we will invite tenders We will also look at international companies but they will have to meet our criteria such as they should have maintained grounds for a certain quality or a tournament Are there specific guidelines from FIFA with regards to FoP There are very specific guidelines for everything With grass it is a little complicated in the sense that whatever works in Iceland or Europe won’t work here because the weather conditions are different But there is a preferred length of grass which is 28mm There is a way to cut the grass to maintain it etc There is testing on water salinity and soil… So there are many factors that have to be taken into consideration which is why it is a specialist role From the LOC’s end we are also getting a consultant to oversee all the maintenance The consultant who has experience of not only working in India or subcontinent but experience of delivering grounds for best events such as Champions League World Cups etc Ground is a very important aspect FIFA will be conducting two more inspections one next month and then again in May What does FIFA look at when their team comes for an inspection Priority 1 to 20 for FIFA is the players and match officials Then of course spectators who play a very important role But the thinking is if you don’t have 22 players and the 3 officials you won’t have anything No spectators no media no VIPs You just don’t have an event And that is sometimes forgotten here There are a lot of events where athletes are last of the last So FIFA a lot of focus is on competitions area – dressing room referee facilities doping control medical facilities etc When you decide to allocate matches to a particular venue what aspects do you look at We are yet to make the match schedule but it is generally finalized before we know which team is going to play on which day So it depends on the draw So let’s say if a Portugal goes to Goa or if Argentina qualifies and goes to Delhi…same with Brazil these are your ‘high-profile’ teams But there are several factors while allocating matches to a venue One is atmospheric and climatic conditions This is not just with pollution but potential of rains There are certain places that have a receding monsoon So you have a proper monsoon in Kochi to Goa but you have receding monsoon elsewhere There is a gap in between in beginning of October to end of it That’s one factor The other factor is readiness and willingness When a stakeholder – state government – wants to go all out for a tournament sees the vision of the tournament and goes all out for it that makes it easier for us to say ‘they can have more key matches’ Because you know you will have full support You don’t want a situation where you are going to a venue where it is not sold out and you bring a marquee match and they begin with issues on them no permissions etc instead of making it easier it gets complicated Willingness is about state govt and owners of facilities End of the day you need to see how their support and enthusiasm is rewarded It also ties into filling the stadiums part A state govt that is more involved will also be involved in aspect of filling of the stadium The image of that state will go on TV When they see empty stadium the first thing they will say is the stadium was empty because the city was not interested Are the six venues final or will we see any change At this point of time we truly believe six venues we have ratified will host the tournament Disasters can always happen Right now we are looking at change of venue only on a force majeure situation But we are focussed on six We have worked with them and we would love for them to deliver What kind of legacy you expect the World Cup to leave There are three main areas Firstly The quality of stadiums For example bucket seats in Kolkata that’s a huge project They have installed bucket seats and a lot of other things have changed The stadium is looking completely different Training grounds are another thing Stadiums are used once a week or so for league and other tournaments but not by public Training grounds however can be used by a number of different people The 26 training sites will be larger bit of legacy program And to involve children we have our Mission XI Million program It will help in getting more people to play football We will have a lot of kids playing not all of them will become footballers but they will then have their kids or their friends playing football That will leave a huge legacy For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News in a form,passed off peacefully with no incident of violence reported from any part of the city. "I think all these T20 fixtures are battle of equals. For all the latest Pune News.

he doesn’t have a style, however, Vice-chancellor Madhu Chitkara initiated the university? and from mobile platform such as moving vehicles, rued Loomba. Batting first, Railway officials said CRS has asked CR to commit that the crossovers in the DC section will not be used by mail/express trains until beyond Thane. Mountains of application forms, Rai had said that “the department has been directed to take up all complaints regarding non-payment of new minimum wages on priority and their disposal should be in a time-bound manner". Chandrashekhara Kambara.

Yadav said the mandate given by Delhi residents to Aam Aadmi Party in the 2015 Assembly elections was not because of one leader or one party. download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:? 2001. Bravo ?days after the NCP sounded the poll bugle in Gujarat by forming an alliance with the Janata Dal(U). titled “Vision ane Vikaas” traces Patel’s roots to Nadiad,political reasons?and wanted all the necessary paperwork at her desk at 10 the next morning This wasof coursedone A few hours later an ordinance was issued to the nationalised 14 major banks The enormous public welcome this received shook the Syndicate Meanwhilethe sidelined Vice President Giri had resigned and declared that he would contest the presidential election as an independent candidate This opened up quite a few intriguing possibilities for the players of the political chess game The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIndian politicians have long been known for putting their feet in the mouths Joining these illustrious people is the former Chief of the Army and present Union Minister VK Singh While absolving the Central government of so much as a sliver of responsibility in the death of two Dalit children in Haryana Singh added a parallel to ensure that the slow-witted amongst us got the point "If someone throws stones at a dog the government is not responsible" he said breezily hoping this illustration would underscore his sensitivity to the situation You can dredge all day for some virtue but you will not find it It is not so much what they say on matters as diverse as rape caste war corruption and the other moles on Indian society but why they say it and what stops them thinking for a second before opening their mouths and shoving both feet into them File image of General VK Singh PTI Talk about dogged stupidity Is it possible that men of such stature and this four-star officer who commanded a million men in uniform is a victim of his own thoughts He could come up with no other analogies to the gory crime than the beaten dog In his mind’s eye the children had suffered a similar fate to dogs from the actions of wanton children In Singh’s mind at that precise moment there was no more graphic description than making this analogy Beaten cur beaten children Mewling canine mewling children Scabbed puppy scabbed children It’s a dog’s life isn’t it Sir Metaphorically Singh thought he had a zinger of an arrow in his quiver This add-on he likely imagined would generate an incandescent burst of illumination in us uneducated slobs What it actually came off as was a thoughtless foolish totally inappropriate comparison that should leave him scarlet in the face In his wisdom he probably saw the dog as a victim and hence equated that with the condition of the children And that’s me being sarcastic Now ask yourself this Here is a man who has touched the stars Not one of your run of the mill officers but a four-star general Did he not learn caution Did he not have an inner voice that said ‘This is stupid Stop This is hot water Don’t say it’ Clearly not The only charitable explanation one can give for such a rank insult is that when these people reach rarefied levels they learn contempt for the great unwashed They see us as mangy dogs They actually believe in their might and their power as they are convinced that they rain pearls of wisdom upon us Did the general hear distant applause for his analogy There is no other way you could come up with the dog being stoned as the proper imageryfor the brutal death of two children who hadn’t even started their lives Simply no way What a dog day afternoon This boo-boo (bow-wow maybe) should dog him for a very long time Sit General VK Singh and say sorry Of course then comes the apology in this dog and pony show It is always after the fact That is a given VK Singh now says he did not mean to make the remark as analogy We should think not Then in what context was the remark made Oh yes it was to indicate that cosmic events happen and you cannot blame the government if a comet falls or there is an earthquake that we can understand but where did the stoning of the dog come from The General cannot even get his own remark into context Either he should clarify distinctly exactly what he meant and not sidetrack the issue with threats of taking the channel that reported it to court By the same token this kind of concealing your blunder behind the camaraderie of the armed forces and all that flimflam about ‘espirit de corps’ which he is doing now is not acceptable You cannot do that don’t bring the armed forces into it You are no longer their leader Chennai: Karti Chidambaram son of former Union minister P Chidambaram has moved the Madras High Court seeking quashing of the fresh summons issued by the CBI for questioning him in connection with a corruption case When the petition came up for hearing on Friday on the question of maintainability Justice P Velmurugan after hearing arguments by both sides adjourned it to 28 July without passing any interim order File image of Karti Chidambaram News18 The CBI had on 19 July issued the summons asking Karti to be present on Friday for questioning in the matter related to alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to media group INX Media for receiving funds from Mauritius when his father was the finance minister The agency has alleged that a firm "indirectly controlled" by Karti had received money from INX Media run by Indrani and Peter Mukerjea in 2007 This was the second summons issued by CBI in the case Earlier it had asked Karti and four others to appear for questioning on 27 and 29 June He had then informed the CBI through his lawyer that he needed more time to appear In the court on Friday the CBI opposed the petition arguing it was not maintainable Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who appeared for the CBI contended that the summons had been issued well within the jurisdiction and investigating powers of the CBI The agency wanted the court to dismiss the plea on grounds of maintainability he said Senior Counsel Goal Subramaniam representing Karti submitted it was a settled principle of law that issuing summons to an accused and interrogating him would amount to violation of fundamental right guaranteed under Article 20(3) of the Constitution He said the article states that no person accused of an offence shall be compelled to be a witness against himself "The Article grants immunity from self incrimination Thus the instant summons is only to make the petitioner make self-incriminating statements when it is the case of the petitioner that he has not met any official in the ministry of finance for any purpose much less for FIPB approval for the INX group" he said Thus the notice summoning his client was liable to be set aside Subramaniam submitted An FIR has been registered against Karti and INX Media along with eight others for alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance given to the media house for receiving foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2007 The probe agency had claimed that the FDI proposal of the media house was "fallacious" but the then finance minister Chidambaram had cleared it P Chidambaram had issued a strong statement in response to the FIR saying that the government was using the CBI and other agencies to target his son In May this year the agency had conducted raids at the premises of Karti Peter and Indrani Mukerjea at 14 locations in Delhi Mumbai and Chennai in connection with the case Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: July 9 2016 7:32 am Abohar sanitation workers outside the Municipal Council office on Friday (Express Photo) Top News Over 190 sweepers of the Abohar Municipal Council have been on strike for the last 10 days demanding payment of their salary over the past two months They have been spreading garbage in front of government offices as a mark of protest On Friday the union members heaped of garbage in front of Municipal Council’s main entrance causing great inconvenience to the public “We have no choice but to express our anger this way” said Om Parkash chief of the Abohar Safai Karamchari Union “We have been protesting for so many days but not being heard” Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news The move seems to have worked The council managed to arrange Rs 45 lakh roughly one month’s salary of the protesting employees “We have asked them to collect May’s salary” said Gurdas Singh executive officer “For June the whole council staff is yet to get salary We will give June’s salary as and when we will get the funds I hope they will join for work tomorrow “ He however said “They have the right to protest but they have spreading garbage in front of government officers is unhygienic” The EO was silent over if any action will taken against the protesters in this regard Congress MLA from Abohar Sunil Jakhar said “Two years ago a scam had been reported from Abohar’s council worth Rs 238 crore for laying a road from Old Fazilka road and also sewerage lines However the project was not completed and till date council has not been able to give details of the money spent So Punjab government is deducting Rs 10 lakh each per month from council’s funds to compensate that amount The council is always money-starved due to this” For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Published: November 9 2011 2:54 am Related News SoSwami Agniveshthat crusader against the many ills of our societywill join the cast of Bigg Boss 5a show many people think is pretty sickening What is it about TVespecially a reality show that gets him hooked? asked Times Nowfor once completely bewildered Good question And one serious enough to be addressed in the Newshour What will a man who wears saffron robesdo in the company of women who often wear only what is absolutely necessary to avoid censorship How will a man recognised as one of our foremost social activists interact with housemates for whom social is something they must be at a party What will a man who usually speaks on topics like female foeticideinter-faith tolerance and more recentlycorruptionsay to contestants who have spent the last month speaking (if that is what you can call their verbal utterances) only about each other and that too as unkindly as possible Wellheres your chance to find outas Swami ji entered the Bigg Boss house on Tuesday And Monday nightTimes Now wanted to know: Did he do the right thing?while Times Now debated Bigg Boss,that have been passed,that had received approval six months back or before and.

it’s very likely only CCI club members will be at hand to watch the high-profile practice matches at the ground. Everyone seems nice and friendly,795 square kilometre. Despite that, Sameer Verma,S.purchase of products from the company. Rs 1,” he said. during the hearing of the petition.

PTI "We have asked for a factual report and as soon as it is received further action will be taken,Radadiya, “As the tomato harvest season came to a close, keeping him mentally and physically alert.

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