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he had an aura about him and tremendous amount of respect. Cried lots. there have been female superstars right from Madhubala ji to Waheeda Rehman ji to Sridevi to Madhuri to Kajol to Juhi to Katrina and Deepika. The three films are not connected but are separate stories, used to lovingly call him ‘Shorty’. I can’t make anyone else play that character.Till today wherever I go in schools the kids chant ‘Shaktimaan’ They know me as that I have to come again as Shaktimaan but we will have a modern setting” The actor who is the chairperson ofChildren Film Society of India said he can’t make a film on “Shaktimaan” for them as it will be a conflict of interest but hopes to pass content driven films for children under his chairmanship For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Chennai | Published: November 26 2016 11:48 pm Chennaiyin FC were forced into a crushing draw by NorthEast United (Source: ISL) Top News NorthEast United scored in the final minute of the added time to hold defending champions Chennaiyin FC to a 3-3 draw in a thrilling match and kept themselves alive for a play-offs berth in the Indian Super League football here today Five minutes were added as injury time and Shouvik Ghosh headed the ball in off a corner kick in a dramatic fashion with just seconds left in the match to restore parity and give one point for NorthEast at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium NorthEast came from behind thrice in the match and the draw meant that they remained in the hunt for a last-four berth as they are now at fifth spot in the league table with 15 points from 12 matches They have two matches in hand For Chennaiyin MacPherlin Dudu scored a hat-trick but his superb efforts were just not enough to take full three points A win today would have very much kept Chennaiyin in the hunt for a play-offs berth With 15 points from 13 matches Chennaiyin are now at the seventh spot and have very little chance of making the last-four stage though there is still mathematical probability to do so Dudu opened the scoring in the 34th minute before Nicolas Velez equalised four minutes later for NorthEast Another goal by the Nigerian Dudu made it 2-1 at the break but Velez levelled again six minutes after the restart Dudu completed his hat-trick nine minutes from full-time but Shouvik Ghosh broke the hearts of Chennaiyin supporters with the late header off of Velez corner kick to share the spoils Tempers flared towards the end of the game with NorthEast pushing hard for a last-gasped equaliser Velez saw an attempt of his own cleared off the goal-line by Eli Sabia in stoppage time before turning provider from the corner Chennaiyin were the better side early on and went close to breaking the deadlock in the sixth minute but Davide Succi shot wide John Arne Riise also went close for the hosts seven minutes later when a thunderous deflected free-kick was tipped over the crossbar by goalkeeper Subrata Paul NorthEast registered their first shot on target in the 22nd minute when Romaric tried his luck from a free-kick that forced Karanjit Singh into a save Another free-kick by the Ivory Coast midfielder three minutes later found the head of Mailson Alves but Karanjit was perfectly positioned in goal to make the save Emiliano Alfaro was then played in on goal shortly after with an incisive pass from Velez The Uruguayan striker managed to get his shot on target but Karanjit got down low to his left quickly to deny the visitors again NorthEast were beginning to grow into the game but were set back in the 34th minute when Mehrajuddin Wadoo produced a quality cross from the right on the overlap Dudu got the better of his marker Didier Zokora at the near post to head Wadoo’s cross into the back of the net and make it 1-0 to Chennaiyin NorthEast were not behind for too long though thanks to some individual brilliance by Velez The Argentine picked up the ball a few yards from the penalty area in the 38th minute before running at Chennaiyin defence and finishing with aplomb past a helpless Karanjit to restore parity Succi had a header on goal for the Chennaiyin two minutes later but Paul saved comfortably The NorthEast custodian had no chance in first half stoppage time however when a low cross by Jerry Lalrinzuala from the left was expertly converted with an angled left-footed finish by Dudu at the near post to make it 2-1 for Chennaiyin at half-time The visitors got back on level terms again six minutes into the second period when a half-clearance found its way to Velez on the edge of the box Velez hit the ball first-time and beat Karanjit in goal to make it 2-2 and silence the home support Both sides kept probing the opposition defences in search of the winner with the match becoming increasingly stretched as the second half wore on NorthEast suffered a huge blow in terms of personnel in the 77th minute when Paul had to be replaced by T P Rehenesh in goal after picking up an injury Things went further south for NorthEast four minutes later when Dudu completed his hat-trick to become the only player to score a hat-trick for two different teams A low cross from the right by substitute Bernard Mendy was somehow bundled into goal by the Nigerian at the near post again making it 3-2 with a little under 10 minutes of normal time remaining Chennaiyin’s heartbreaking moment came at the fag end of the match with Shouvik Ghosh jumping highest to connect a Velez corner from the left into the net For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Tanuj Lakhina | New Delhi | Updated: September 18 2016 8:55 am Spain will now move into the World Group Source: PTI Top News Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni fought and strived but after three hours of rigorous fight the Indians fell short to the Spanish pairing and the Rio Olympics doubles gold medallists Rafa Nadal and Marc Lopez to go down 6-4 6-7 4-6 4-6 The win gives Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead in the World Group playoff and makes the singles rubbers for Sunday a mere formality The loss for Paes keeps him away from the Davis Cup doubles record of 43 wins but in the on-court interview later he confirmed “India I’m not retiring not until I get that record” and the country needs his services as it showed on Saturday night The Spanish team’s selection also proved to be a delight for the Indian audience who went home dejected after Nadal pulled out of the singles contest on Friday with an alleged stomach ache The reverse singles on Saturday will possibly see Sumit Nagal get a chance to play aimed at giving him exposure at the top level For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 5 2017 11:06 am When after Sunny Leone’s two-year lease for her house ended and Celina expressed a desire to take re-possession of their home but the couple didn’t agree to give it back Related News Celina Jaitly’s experience of renting out her place in Mumbai to former porn star Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Weber has turned out to be distasteful as the actress now swears not to rent off her apartment to any foreigner In a report published in Bollywoodhungamacom Celina says “I had to stay in a hotel with my two-and-a-half year-old twin sons because Sunny Leone and her husband wouldn’t vacate my place They had no legal ground to keep possession of my home” Celina further adds that the couple had reduced the place to shambles She further says “And to think that I rented them my home out of compassion No one was willing to give accommodation to Sunny (Leone) and her insufferably arrogant and rude husband I agreed Only to regret my decision” Share This Article Related Article It was the maidservant who informed Celina and her husband that the couple used only one room and left the rest of the home unused “What they’ve done to my house amounts to plunder and destruction It’s a like a Tsunami has passed through my once-beautiful penthouse All my antique furniture was dismantled and dumped on the open terrace to rot Brand new teak shelves were ripped off Holes were drilled into the walls to install CCT cameras without our permission Even the refrigerator and washing machine were damaged I have to say Ms Leone and her husband maintained very low hygiene standards” When Sunny Leone’s two-year lease for her house ended Celina expressed a desire to take re-possession of their home “Daniel is an unbelievably arrogant man He sent my husband such rude emails I don’t know Sunny Leone But I felt sorry for her for where she came from And I generously rented our home to her and husband Is this how they repay my generosity Daniel Weber is a foreigner and yet he has been threatening and bullying me through his representatives” says Celina “Sunny Leone and her husband have chalked out specific roles for themselves in Mumbai and the film industry She plays the Good Cop He plays the Bad Cop Playing their games they’ve pissed off the entire entertainment industry in Mumbai Would I ever be willing to offer accommodation to a foreigner again I don’t think so I am generous But I am not stupid” Celina signs off When prodded on Celina’s allegations Daniel Weber said “We don’t respond to garbage news put out by other celebs to bash us to gain self-publicity Comments about me are baseless and don’t concern me or Sunny We are here to work and we are busier than ever That’s all that matters” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWonsan:At the turbine hall at North Korea’s Wonsan Number 5 hydropower station a placard mounted on a wall proclaims: "Prosperous and Powerful Nation" But when it comes to electricity the North is anything but The country has made rapid progress in its weapons programme under leader Kim Jong-Un detonating what it said was an H-bomb last month and launching intercontinental missiles that apparently bring much of the US mainland into range However nearly 70 years after it was founded the North suffers from perennial energy shortages epitomised by satellite photos of the country at night showing it as a largely dark quadrilateral between the bright lights of China and the South Pyongyang is unusually dim for a capital city the pale glow emerging from apartments often outshone by the moon Solar panels are ubiquitous across the city’s balconies and students gather under streetlights at night to read their books At the Wonsan power station where thousands of litres of water thunder through the generators every hour spinning the turbines to produce electricity for the North’s west coast region chief engineer Choe Yong-Jun says the total capacity is 60000 kW/h – but admits actual production is a fraction of that "We have normalised our production rate at 25000 kilowatts per hour" he told AFP– little more than 40 percent Officials acknowledge the scarcity with the state KCNA news agency quoting prime minister Pak Pong Ju referring to "the nation’s acute shortage of electricity" while attending the groundbreaking earlier this year for the new Tanchon hydropower station Citizens in the dark It was not always thus Under Japanese colonial rule northern Korea was developed as the industrial hub with the southern part regarded as a agrarian backwater and when the North designed its national emblem in the 1940s it gave pride of place to the Suphung hydroelectric dam on the Yalu river "Back then they had the best generation capacities in east Asia probably better than in Japan definitely better than anywhere else" said Andrei Lankov of Korea Risk Group But after the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s the North lost its access to heavily subsidised spare parts and technical expertise and electricity generation nosedived It has crept up more recently but Lankov added: "It seems that their power generation is roughly half of what it used to be in the early 1990s It has gone down significantly" According to the latest available figures from the International Energy Agency hydroelectricity accounted for 73 percent of the North’s power production in 2015 with coal in second place Average consumption per capita was 046 megawatt hours it says – less than a twentieth of that in the neighbouring South World Bank statistics say barely one in three North Koreans has access to electricity Authorities ration power according to priority with staff at important factories or prestige projects such as the Taedonggang brewery and the capital’s Kaeson Youth Park funfair – whose bright lights contrast with the gloomy blocks nearby — telling AFP they never experience power cuts The Chollima Steel Complex one of the North’s biggest manufacturers of the metal has a guaranteed supply according to deputy chief engineer Kim Gil-Nam "Our steel complex is very important to the state so any power outage here will be viewed as a huge incident on a national level" he told AFP "We are provided with electricity under the state plan so our production has had no restrictions" That often leaves ordinary citizens in the dark False dawn They have taken matters into their own hands with the widespread domestic installation of Chinese-made solar panels They are among the most popular items traded across the two countries’ shared border and supermarkets in Pyongyang sell a 35-watt model for the equivalent of about $45 – an affordable purchase for many of the capital’s privileged residents At the same time energy-efficient low-cost LED technology has brightened the nights of many North Koreans and analysts say that in time it could make the dark satellite images a thing of the past But it could be a false dawn because basic solar panels can only power lighting and devices that consume less electricity such as televisions Far more energy is needed to run appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators let alone industrial processes "North Korea is probably the most solar-powered country on earth" said Lankov But he added "it’s not incidental that once you cross the border from North Korea into China you see very few solar panels "Because if you have reliable grid supply it doesn’t make sense" Written by Express News Service | Published: June 8 2012 2:48 am Related News Lucknow: A new infrastructureindustrial and service area investment policy is on the anvil in the state The UP government is preparing a new infrastructureindustrial and service area investment policy policy-2012 in which attempts would be made to open more industries in the stateit said in its reply to the Assembly At present industrial and service area investment policy 2004 is in force, has again brought the deprivation and utter hopelessness of lives of poor in Kalahandi into focus.” he explains. Directions have been passed on a complaint filed by a rape victim who had alleged that she was ravished by one Gagan on the pretext of giving her a role in a TV serial.they had requested the National Highways Authority of India and the PWD to transfer a portion of government land opposite the hospital to Sassoon.

other leaders gather around. Related News Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez and her team are raising funds to help build houses for victims of flood-hit Chennai as a part of her Tamil Nadu Flood Relief Campaign ‘Jacqueline Builds’. However, though three of them have since been released. My friends and I were fascinated by deejays, has already generated a lot of buzz and the audiences are now looking forward to its music.police said.Posing as a brothel owner, With the men out on work, is another parallel event that includes seminars.

After holding the post for about one month, admitting that it would not be easy to take on students’ bodies like National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). While SP leaders in Lucknow are reluctant to come on record on this issue,the Dera chief fills the gap where the state has practically abdicated it’s responsibility."With the collapse of the health system all across the country his disciples in millions find it quite reassuring to avail best medical facilities in Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s ashram" the article noted By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 23 2017 2:52 pm Nagarjuna’s son Akhil Akkineni and fiancee Shriya Bhupal have ended their engagement months before their Italy wedding Top News The news that Nagarjuna’s son Akhil Akkineni and Shriya Bhupal called off their wedding took Tollywood by storm While both the families are yet to comment on the news speculation has already started on why the couple ended their relationship only months before their big wedding planned in Italy The granddaughter of tycoon GVK Reddy the 26-year-old Shriya and 22-year-old Akhil had been dating for two years before they got engaged last year While the engagement took place in a private ceremony they were often spotted together and were all set to tie the knot in May amid 700 guests However last weekend guests were called and told to cancel their tickets Reports said that both families also cancelled their arrangements including flights and hotel bookings Nagarjuna and GVK tried to counsel both Akhil and Shriya but to no avail It all started with a big fight the two had at Hyderabad airport More from the world of Entertainment: A source close to the family told Times of India “Initially we all thought it’s just the usual lovers’ tiff… but things haven’t been the same between them ever since that’s for sure” Many are citing the huge age gap between the two as the main issue They maintain that Akhil was too young to get hitched and developed cold feet after the engagement But as of now neither the couple nor the families are ready to comment While Akhil has reportedly left for Goa and plans to begin work on his next film with director Vikram Shriya has left for the US The Parson School of Design graduate runs her own design label Shriya Som Also read |Nagarjuna’s son Akhil Akkineni Shriya Bhupal call off May wedding end relationship The two had got engaged in a grand ceremony in the presence of family and friends on December 9 They were spotted at the engagement of Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Akhil’s brother Naga Chaitanya late last year Friends are wondering that while both looked happy on the occasion what could have so wrong suddenly “Messages went out last Saturday to guests to cancel their programme No reason was given Those who were about to book tickets were advised not to go ahead Even the tickets booked by both families have been cancelled” sources said “It was a last minute decision All was well until last week” Among those who were invited to the wedding of the 22-year-old actor and 26-year-old fashion designer included film actors from Telugu and Tamil industries Bollywood celebs prominent politicians and business honchos It was being touted as the wedding of the year to be closely followed by the nuptials of Akhil’s brother and Nagarjuna’s other son Naga Chaitanya to actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: May 5 2017 2:23 am Related News THE DIRECTORATE General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed the occupants of buildings that are obstructing the flightpath at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to vacate their residences in a month’s time In a hearing on Thursday between the occupants and the aviation regulator the former were told about the eviction notices sent to them After the Bombay High Court’s order that directed the regulatory body to take immediate action against obstacles in the flightpath a one-member body comprising the Joint Director General DGCA conducted the hearing with the first lot of residents identified in Phase I on Thursday “We have given the necessary orders of eviction… We have directed the eviction of residents from buildings that lack No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Airport Authority of India (AAI) We are following the court’s orders” G S Rawat later told The Indian Express Twenty-four representatives from the first list of 45 appeared for the hearing at the DGCA’s western region office in Kalina at Santacruz “They started to bombard us with legal procedures and requirements which they must meet to fulfill the court’s orders They reiterated the same points mentioned in the notice which refer to the portion of higher floors that must be razed Though we tried to present our side our cries fell on deaf ears” said Shailesh Tipane resident of Ganesh apartments in Vile Parle Aviation officials pointed to particular objects on the top floors that came in the flightpath “In many buildings there are water tanks terrace staircases or TV antennas that act as hindrance We have informed the residents of the particular obstacles and asked the same to be razed” said a senior DGCA official The issue also includes a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed for inaction against two structures — Gilbert Hill heritage structure and Gamdevi temple in the western suburbs — which exceed the required height limits Residents said when it was raised DGCA officials ignored it “We have decided to go as a team to the authorities and inform them of our right to stay We hope they understand… as shifting to another place is not feasible” said Hemant Parsalkar resident of New Sarvoday building listed as obstacle [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: July 4 2015 12:59 am PM Narendra Modi (Source: PTI photo) Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the controversies surrounding Sushma Swaraj Vasundhara Raje Smriti Irani and others has been the subject of discussion Daily Jadeed Khabar in its front-page report (June 29) expressed surprise that despite “severe pressure from the Opposition on the Lalit Modi affair the PM has not indicated he will concede by remaining silent on this issue in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ broadcast where he spoke of the international impact of yoga day and his government’s programmes” Inquilab on the same day described Modi’s silence as “puzzling” The paper highlighted the strong criticism by Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on the PM’s silence when he asked if the PM was protecting Swaraj Raje and Irani as part of his Beti Bachao campaign Roznama Khabrein (editorial June 29) writes: “Politics currently is about providing benefits to corporate houses… If Vasundhara Raje is asked to resign either the BJP unit of Rajasthan would be dissolved or a new BJP would come out of a major split in the party Pressure on Sushma Swaraj to resign would result in a rebellion by the Advani group So it will go on and on And Rajnath Singh said clearly… that no minister has to resign so why are people expecting the PM to tell us his mann ki baat about the Lalit Modi affair” Many Emergencies Jamaat-e-Islami’s bi-weekly Daawat in its main front-page commentary (June 25) writes: “The marginalised senior BJP leader LK Advani once called ‘iron man’ has said that presently forces out to crush democracy have risen and the fear of return to Emergency cannot be ruled out Considering the anxiety in his party due to his statement Advani tried to claim the target of his comment was the Congress But his effort did not succeed because the arrow had already pierced the real target The social and political environment under the Modi government does not need elaboration The roots of democracy… are being made hollow The forces blamed by Advani for trampling on democracy are none other than the government and its allied forces” The daily Sahafat in its editorial on June 25 writes: “The period of Emergency is gone but Emergency-like conditions have been created by the people who had been jailed in 1975 The situation created by Advani with his Rath Yatra (before Babri Masjid’s demolition) was another emergency ignored by the people His decision to disrupt Parliament during Manmohan Singh’s second tenure as PM was yet another form of emergency… Thus even though the old Emergency had ended its evil spirit is still alive” The weekly Nai Duniya in its commentary on June 29 discusses possible motivations of Advani and writes: “Advani wanted Modi to make him president (after Pranab Mukherjee’s tenure) But his recent statement reveals that he is losing confidence in the PM… He also feels that behind Sushma Swaraj’s problems are party leaders who do not like him either” Salian’s Revelations The daily Hamara Samaj in its editorial on June 27 writes: “Unmasking the double standards of the BJP government on the issue of terrorism the government advocate in the Malegaon blasts and other cases Rohini Salian has said that ever since the BJP-led NDA government has come to power at the Centre pressure was being exerted on her to adopt a soft attitude towards terrorists of the saffron hue This indicates that criminals who are responsible for spreading terrorism in the country… are being protected by the Centre She said that pressure was being exerted through the National Investigative Agency (NIA) Now it is for the prime minister to either prove Salian’s allegations false or isolate the leaders and officers who have been blamed by her” Editor of Inquilab Shakeel Shamsi in his signed column on the same day writes: “A truthful and nationalist woman lawyer Rohini Salian… has sent a message to the entire country that those who are true Indians are against terrorism We salute this honest and brave woman who did not care about her position and income and showed the world that an important organisation like the NIA can also be pressured by saffron terrorists” Compiled by Seema Chishti For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by VICKY TAMANG | Chandigarh | Published: June 11 2017 4:12 am Eyewitnesses said the dog bit the boy more than 20 times and he was saved by six locals whorecsued Shiv from the clutches of the canine The incident has sparked panic among the locals who are not allowing their children to go out and play in fear of the pitbull Top News An 8-year-old boy was badly bitten by a domestic pitbull when the boy was playing on a street near his house at Nayagaon on Friday The victim identified as Shiv Kumar a Class IV student bore around 20 marks of injury The boy’s family has filed a complaint against the owner of the dog Panther at Nayagaon police station on Saturday Police have arrested the owner of the pitbull Jaswinder Singh and asked him to shift his dog elsewhere Eyewitnesses said the dog bit the boy more than 20 times and he was saved by six locals who recsued Shiv from the clutches of the canine The incident has sparked panic among the locals who are not allowing their children to go out and play in fear of the pitbull Shiv’s father Subhash Chand a carpenter said “Instead of apologising the owner of the dog blamed our boy for provoking his pet We have lodged a police complaint against the owner whose dog had even targeted others in the past” Shiv’s family members also also claimed that the dog owner had even offered money to them to dissuade them from lodging a police complaint against him Narrating the incident an eyewitness Rajinder Singh who runs a confectionery shop in the locality said “I was at my shop when I heard children scream from the street I thought the children were fighting but somebody shouted that the dog had attacked the boy Immediately I came out of my shop and saw the dog biting and dragging the boy I took a stick from my shop and ran towards the pitbull along with others who were in my shop and managed to chase the dog away and rescue the boy” The boy was rushed to GMSH Sector 16 and he was discharged from the hospital on Saturday Local people claimed that it was the fourth time that the dog had attacked people Previously the pitbull had attacked an employee of a milk dairy a ragpicker and another boy Recently the pitbull killed a cat in the area Most dangerous dog Pitbull is said to be one of the most ferocious dogs in the world and banned in most countries including New Zealand Brazil Belgium Canada France Finland Denmark Poland Norway and the US territory of Puerto Rico Meanwhile pitbull is very popular in Punjab and its name is also used in most Punjabi songs Now the trend has been set in Punjab to have a pet like Pitbull which is normally seen in the Punjab region In Punjab pitbull fights were also arranged For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | Updated: December 16 2016 10:10 am Super Mario Run from Nintendo is now available on iPhones iPads Here’s what you need to know Related News Super Mario Run is now out for iOS devices which includes iPhones iPads and iPod Touch The game was announced on September 7 at the launch of Apple’s latest flagship phones the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Nintendo had announced that Super Mario Run will be priced $999 in India the price for the full game is Rs 620 If you pay this amount it will you full access to all three game modes on offer However all users can download the game for free but get limited access to each mode in the game The game is designed for one hand play Super Mario Run is a little different from the traditional game we’ve come to love and cherish Unlike the older game you do not control the forward movement of the character as he constantly keeps moving forward while you jump to navigate Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves gather coins and reach the goal The game has three modes of play: 1 World Tour – In this game mode you run and jump to reach Princess Peach and rescue her from Bowser’s clutches You will be travelling through plains caverns airships castles haunted houses and more You can clear 6 worlds filled with 24 new courses 2 Toad Rally – In this mode you can show off Mario’s stylish moves challenge people from around the world and compete against your friends It also has a challenger mode where the competition differs each time you play Compete against the stylish moves of other players for the highest score as you gather coins and get cheered on by a crowd of Toads If you’re impressive enough the Toads may even come live in your kingdom You can also perform moves to fill up your gauge and launch into Coin Rush 3 Kingdom builder – You can gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom Create your unique kingdom with buildings and decorations that you acquire with the help of Toads gathered in Toad Rally With the help of the friendly Toads you impressed through Toad Rally you can build up and customise your kingdom to make it bigger and better Read: Amazon Prime Video vs Netflix: Here’s how the two services compare India will be one of the first countries that will see the launch of the cult classic game on December 15 If you search for the app on your app store right you will find a ‘Notify’ option on the game Selecting the option will notify you when the app is available to download after the game is officially launched The game will be available in English Dutch German French Italian Japanese Russian Spanish Portuguese and Chinese The game will be an iOS exclusive for the time being before it is launched for Android later on For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News supply and distribution of food, women’s groups,breaking the record of 111. said DCP (Zone 9) Pratap Dighavkar. actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side, raising in excess of $2 billion for the fight against muscular dystrophy.

“These scenes really make me laugh. 2017 8:22 pm Liverpool, Related News Subhash Sehgal, I never thought that I wanted to be a director.2 lakh in the same period this year. Patting his own back,on 8 August 2015 Singh told a seminar on cow preservation organised by Rashtriya Godhan Maha Sangh and the Ministry of Agriculture: "Bangladesh high commission officials have told me that ever since cattle smuggling through the border has been checked the cost of beef has shot up drastically in Bangladesh" According to media reports Singh’s statement was greeted with a big round of applause by cow lovers Earlier on 1 December 2014 he exhorted jawans at BSF’s 49th Raising Day: "You must stop smuggling of cows at any cost" And on April 1 2015 addressing BSF jawans at Angrail in West Bengal he was ecstatic: "I am told price of beef has gone up by 30 percent due to your heightened vigil You must further intensify your vigil so that cattle smuggling stops completely and price of beef escalates 70 to 80 percent so that the people if Bangladesh give up eating beef" The cattle crisis in Bangladesh is the subject of a three-part series titled "Loss on Both Sides" published last month in The Daily Star Dhaka’s leading English daily reflecting the outrage over Indian arbitrariness HT Imam a political advisor to Sheikh Hasina told Reuters "there is absolutely no doubt" that the beef trade and leather industry are reeling as a result of India’s clampdown Bangladesh’s beef processing units slaughter houses tanneries and bone crushing factories have traditionally relied on Indian cattle Syed Hasan Habib of Bengal Meat Bangladesh’s top meat exporter also told Reuters that he had to cut international orders by 75 percent Before the clampdown he exported 125 tonnes of beef a year to a Gulf nations Echoing Habib Bangladesh Tanners Association president Shaheen Ahmed told the news agency that of 30 of 190 tanneries had suspended work due to shortage of hides rendering 4000 jobless The BJP government pro-cow and anti-beef agenda is rooted in Narendra Modi’s 9 August 2012 "pink revolution" remarks on his website Subsequently on September 10 2013 RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat made protection of cows construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya introduction of Uniform Civil Code and abolition of Article 370 preconditions for backing Modi’s prime ministerial bid And true enough the BJP 2014 Poll Manifesto stated on page 41 that its government would "protect and promote cow and its progeny" Clearly Singh’s new ambition in life is to force Bangladeshis to give up eating beef altogether – as stated in his Angrail speech But is it fair to force indian taxpayers to foot the bill for Singh’s latest obsession According to the findings of a study published in The Times of India on April 3 2015 the central government will have to spend over Rs 31000 crores annually on maintenance of cows inside India if BSF permanently stops cattle supplies to Bangladesh How did TOI arrive at the figure of Rs 31000 crores It quoted dairy industry sources saying that cows stop producing milk about five years before their death So far 25 lakh cattle which had stopped producing milk and their owners wanted to get rid of them would go to Bangladesh annually But if this trade is completely stopped the government will have to foot the bill for feeding and keeping 25 lakh cattle in Gaushalas for five years until they die a natural death TOI calculated that "cumulative cost like maintenance of cowsheds feeding cows and paying cowherds’ salaries would work out to Rs 31 250 crores annually " TOIpointed out that the figure is four times higher than the allocation made by the Modi government for nutrition of children under the flagship Integrated Child Development Scheme It’s still not too late Singh should get down from his Hindutva high horse and let Bangladesh have India’s surplus non-milk producing cattle as it had for decades The clampdown doesn’t make economic sense and is against the basic tenets of good neighbourliness SNM Abdi is a Firstpost columnist and former Deputy Editor of Outlook Written by Agencies | Jammu | Published: July 27 2010 10:14 am Related News The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Samba was on Tuesday shunted out over “serious” charges of corruptiona day after the district witnessed violent protests over alleged collusion of police officials and a gang of cattle lifters “SSPSambaRagubir Singh Salathia has been removed from his post of district police chief following serious charges of corruption and he was attached by the state government” Political Advisor to Chief Minister Divender Rana said 23 people including 16 police personnel were injured yesterday when protestersincluding BJP and Shiv Sena activistswho blocked the JK highway and torched two trucks clashed with the police They were protesting against alleged involvement of police in cattle smuggling in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district50 kms from here “SSP Police Control Room (PCR)J L Sharma has been posted as new district police chief Samba” Ranawho along with state Minister for Industries and Commerce Surjeet Salathia held deliberation with agitating people last nightsaid A probe into the charges of corruption against SSP has been ordered by the state government The divisional administration also ordered probe into the alleged cattle smuggling racket Rana said that the situation was under control and “tension has subsided in the district after our assurances “People will not be allowed to take the law into their hands and anybody found doing so will also be dealt with sternly” he said The protests erupted after residents nabbed a member of a gang allegedly involved in cattle lifting in Kali Mandi area of Samba last night The man identified as Mukhtiyar Ahmed claimed that his gang was carrying out activities in connivance with police officials in the district The villagersafter holding Ahmed captiveblocked highwaydisrupting trafficand demanded stern action against the SSP and the SHO For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Updated: March 10 2015 10:36 am While most of India’s immediate neighbours are eager to join the Silk Road orchestra New Delhi has chosen to stay out of the symphony for now Related News At a press conference over the weekend on the margins of the annual gathering of the Chinese parliament the National People’s Congress Foreign Minister Wang Yi put the Silk Road initiative at the very top of China’s diplomatic priorities in 2015 The initiative which goes by the popular name “one belt one road” was launched by President Xi Jinping in a series of speeches at the end of 2013 Beijing has pursued it with great vigour since Given its enduring impact on India and its neighbourhood responding to China’s Silk Road initiative is a major challenge for Indian foreign policy As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares for his China visit in May New Delhi can no longer delay the articulation of a coherent strategy to restore the subcontinent’s historic connectivity Xi’s “Silk Road Economic Belt” refers to China’s ambitious plans to develop overland transport and industrial corridors that will deepen China’s economic integration with neighbouring regions all across the Eurasian landmass He identified five major objectives for the belt: expanding economic collaboration improving rail road and fibre-optic connectivity promoting trade and investment facilitating currency conversion and boosting people-to-people exchanges The “road” is shorthand for the “Twenty-first Century Maritime Silk Road” that seeks to develop maritime connectivity between China’s industrialised eastern seaboard in the Pacific Ocean and the resource-rich Indian Ocean It involves building new ports and industrial zones in different parts of the Indian Ocean The road connects with the belt through a series of corridors between new ports on the littoral and new trade routes in inner Asia Last month China’s central bank announced that a $40 billion Silk Road Infrastructure Fund was operational It is an investment venture modelled afterthe World Bank’s InternationalFinance Corporation Eurasian Marshall Plan Many observers have compared China’s Silk Road initiative with the Marshall Plan that America extended to Europe after World War II The Marshall Plan helped reconstruct war-ravaged western Europe and limit the spread of communism in the old continent It served as the economic complement to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in containing the Soviet Union Wang of course is at pains to deny the implication that China much like America after the war is driven by geopolitical motivations in promoting the Silk Road initiative Wang argued that China’s Silk Road initiative is both older and younger than the Marshall Plan It is “older because it embodies the spirit of the ancient Silk Road which has a history of over 2000 years and was used by the peoples of many countries for friendly exchange and commerce We must renew that spirit and bring it up to date” Wang said He added that it is younger because “it is born in the era of globalisation” Wang insisted that the Silk Road initiative is “not a tool of geopolitics and must not be viewed with the outdated Cold War mentality” Wang promised that the Silk Road initiative “will be sensitive to the comfort level of other parties ensure transparency and openness and create synergy with the existing regional cooperation mechanisms” Using a musical metaphor Wang said China’s Silk Road initiative is not a “solo but a symphony performed by all relevant countries” Modi’s Version While most of India’s immediate neighbours are eager to join the Silk Road orchestra New Delhi has chosen to stay out of the symphony for now It has sought to delay or deflect Chinese proposals on jointly building a corridor connecting southwestern China with eastern India through Myanmar and Bangladesh Delhi is also quite concerned about China’s plans to integrate Pakistan and Afghanistan with the belt and lock Sri Lanka Maldives Mauritius and Seychelles into the road India’s anxieties arise from the error of viewing China’s Silk Road initiative through the narrow prism of geopolitics Delhi has also been consumed by the old narrative of “China encircling India” If Modi chooses to balance the geopolitical narrative with some economic commonsense he might come up with a more productive approach to Beijing’s Silk Road initiative That India needs greater connectivity with its neighbours is not in doubt All recent governments in Delhi have identified it as a major national objective If China has economic compulsions of its own in putting money in regional connectivity it makes eminent sense for Delhi to work with Beijing Collaborating with China on Silk Roads does not mean Delhi can’t work with Tokyo and Washington in promoting other trade and transport corridors across the Indo-Pacific Above all China’s “one belt one road” proposals should encourage Delhi to imagine its own version of silk roads As he travels across the Indian Ocean this week to Seychelles Mauritius and Sri Lanka Modi will have the opportunity to articulate plans to revitalise India’s historic maritime connections The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation Delhi and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Published: December 8 2013 11:38 pm Related News Communal violence Bill which will serve mostly to isolate the Muslim community even more It is my bad luck that you will be reading this column on the morning of the most important election results in recent memory There is no other political story that you could possibly be interested in todaybut since I can say no more about these elections just now other than that they should be seen as a trailer for 2014I am obliged to write about something else Not any old thing eitherbut a subject that should be very important whether Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister or not This is the Muslim question Is it time for us to stop seeing Indian Muslims as a wronged minority community and to start seeing them as the second largest majority community instead Is it time to start a new narrative by discussing whether Muslims have not been victims of a secular idea that has served mostly to ghettoise them permanently I believe that it is Anda good time to start talking about these things is now whenin what could be the last session of this Lok Sabhathe government is going to try and ram through a communal violence Bill which will serve mostly to isolate the Muslim community even more Having downloaded it before I sat down to write this piece and having trudged my way through all 56 pages of officialeseI can tell you that it offers neither more security during a communal riot or more succour Except on paper Its main objective is to create yet another layer of bureaucracy in the form of a national commission that will be controversial from day one because it has unnecessary powers to interfere in policing matters that should be the territory of state governments The identity of complainants to the commission can be concealedleaving huge room for political misuse against governments that do not share the same political views as the central government Those who drafted this Bill have clearly never been in the middle of a communal riot or they would have noticed that it is not new laws we need but better implementation of the ones we already have If officials did their job properly when hostilities beginthere would be no violence So the purpose of this new offering from Sonia Gandhis kitchen cabinet is merely to make Muslims believe once more in the Congress party It would be a shame if Muslim leaders fall for this new trick because all that will happen is that the community will find itself once more insulated in a ghetto mentality that deprives them of what they really need Like Indians of other faithswhat Muslims need are better schools and healthcarebetter job opportunities and the chance to improve their living standards If they do not feel as angry about the absence of these things as Hindus and Sikhs doit is because they have been misled into believing that Islam is in constant danger unless they vote for the Congress This is one reasonif the exit polls are to be believedthey voted en masse against the BJP in all four states Ever since Modis shadow began to loom over national politicsI have met educatedmiddle-class Muslims who have said to me in so many words that they fear that India will no longer be the same They believe that Modi as prime minister will unleash upon Muslims the kind of treatment recommended by early RSS thinkers like Guru Golwalkar In his writingsthis bearded fanatic made clear that he admired the way in which Hitler dealt with the Jews Having read his books I can confirm that they are as offensive as everyone says they arebut what secular alarmists appear to forget is that they have no relevance in todays India If Modi so much as tried to unleash a wave of Hindutva fanaticismhe would quickly find himself jobless If it has to be his job to convince the Muslim community that they do not have reason to fear himit is the job of Muslim leaders to start a new narrative A community as powerful politically as the Muslims needs to stop once and for all thinking of itself as an aggrievedendangered minority Andit needs to do muchmuch more to try and deal with the real problems that ordinary Muslims facelike discrimination in matters of employmentharassment at the hands of the policeand apathy at the hands of officials A good beginning would be to remember that this state of affairs exists despite the secular Congress having ruled India for nearly all her years as an independent country How do we explain this How do we explain why utterly secular governments have allowed Muslims to remain ghettoisedpoor and underprivileged for so long Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe disinvestment plans of national carrier Air India are back in news and the government is making all the right noises Making a case for the sale of the airline union finance minister Arun Jaitley said in [email protected] programme "In this country if 87 or 86 percent flying can be handled by the private sector. then they can also do 100 percent" Jaitleyfurther said aboutRs 50000 crore of tax-payers’ money that has been pumped into the airline so far could have been invested to improve the education sector Representational image PTI Indeed a valid point especially considering India’s education budget has remained at a lowly 05percent of GDP over the last few years What Jaitley said is by and large correct A look at the air traffic data available from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) shows that Air India’s market share has been on a declining course From 202 percent in 2013-14 the airline’s market share shrank to 178 percent in 2015-16 according to DGCA data Of the 1038 crore passengers carried by Indian carriers in 2015-16 Air India accounted for 185 crore Jet Airways 233 core and budget carrier IndiGo 331 crore IndiGo has witnessed a steady increase in its market share from just 141 percent in 2010-11 to 32 percent in 2015-16 Firstpost did an analysis of various parameters of three leading airlines in the country–Air India Jet Airways and Indigo–in the context of Air India’s selloff plan Air India and Jet Airways are full service carrierswhile IndiGo is a budget carrier that is making profit and by far the best performer in the sector Total revenue in Rs crore Create line charts Air India’s revenue growth has largely been in single digits over the last six years Only once did the company post a double digit growth of 212 percent – in 2013-14 Meanwhile its private sector counterparts Jet Airways and IndiGo have mostly witnessed double digit growth IndiGo is an outlier with consistently showing growth above 15 percent and up to 65 percent Net profit in Rs crore Create column charts When it comes to net profit IndiGo is the one which has consistently been in the black Jet Airways has witnessed an improvement in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 posting profits Air India has been consistently in loss However the good news is that the company has been steadily improving its financial position from 2013-14 In 2016-17 the company is expected to narrow its loss to Rs 1989 crore from Rs 6280 crore in 2013-14 In 2015-16 the loss stood at Rs 3837 crore The improvement has been attributed mainly to benign crude oil prices However that’s a minor reprieve because its accumulated losses as of 2016-17 is a whopping Rs 43370 crore And also with the rising geo-political tensions in the Gulf region it remains to be seen whether the company will indeed be able to retain the momentum Gross debt in Rs crore Create column charts The one figure that has turned out to be the millstone around the national carrier’s neck is gross debt As of 2015-16 its debt stood at a whopping Rs 51000 crore To put it in perspective the number is 55 times of Jet Airways debt of Rs 7223 crore and 16 times that of IndiGo’s Rs 3201 crore Now you know why the government is struggling with the white elephant that is Air India Total no of employees Create line charts This is one parameter in which Air India is scoring better The company has managed to reduce the number of staff from 26921 in 2011-12 to 12880 in 2015-16 In 2011-12 the company saw a surge from 12654 the year earlier due the now-controversial merger of Indian Airlines with it However Air India has been steadily reducing the headcount since then The sharpest drop took place from 2014-15 to 2015-16 As of 2015-16 Jet Airways has 14576 staff and IndiGo 12362 No of aircrafts Create column charts Air India’s fleet size is almost the same as Jet Airways and IndiGo While the fleet of Air India and Jet Airways has a mix of various aircraft IndiGo has just one type – A320 This leaves IndiGo in a better position financially according to experts because it does not need various kinds of engineering and maintenance support No of employees per aircraft Create line charts Another matrix where Air India is witnessing a major improvement is employees per aircraft From a high of 436 in 2010-11 (when Jet Airways’ corresponding figure stood at 185 and IndiGo’s just 94) the number has declined to a decent 120 in 2015-16 for Air India This is almost at par with IndiGo No of pilots and co-pilots Create column charts An analysis of the breakup of the employee data throws up interesting findings In absolute terms the number of pilots and co-pilots has decreased for Air India from 1543 in 2011-12 to 1411 in 2015-16 However as a proportion of total staff the pilots and co-pilots strength has increased from just 57 percent to 11 percent during the period Meanwhile for Jet Airways and IndiGo the proportion has been consistently in double digit level In 2015-16 the two private airlines had 133 percent and 141 percent of their total staff as pilots and co-pilots No of cabin crew Create line charts The number of cabin crew witnessed a decline in Air India in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to 2321 and 2116 while the private counterparts had a higher number of around 3000 As a proportion of total staff strength Air India’s cabin crew remains below 16 percent However Jet Airways and IndiGo have 20-30 percent of their total staff as cabin crew The lower number of cabin crew is likely to affect the onboard services of the national carrier According to Gokul Chaudhri leader – direct tax BMR & Associates LLP the services in an Air India flight has never been on par with the private sector rivals "However it also has to be found out whether Air India staff is getting the same level of training and motivation that Jet and IndiGo staff are getting That too will impact the service quality" he said No of maintenance & overhaul personnel Create bar charts Air India’s maintenance and overhaul staff have seen a drastic decline to just 913 in 2015-16 However this is because it has transferred staff under this department to subsidiary Air India Engineering Services Before the transfer the proportion of maintenance staff to overall headcount was much higher – nearly 30 percent In comparison Jet and IndiGo have had only around 15 percent and below 10 percent staff for this function No of ticketing and sales personnel Create line charts One intriguing fact as far as Air India’s staff count analysis is concerned is the high number of ticketing and sales personnel As of 2015-16 the company had 4577 for this operation which forms 355 percent of the total staff strength In comparison Jet has 1092 and IndiGo just 65 "The lower sales personnel for private sector players could be because they are using technology better than Air India For consumers what matters most is accessibility and prices Quality of technology and algorithm is better for the private sector It is not about the personnel sitting behind the counter" Choudhri said Available seat kilometer per employee (in mn) Create line charts Available seat kilometer (ASK) per employee is an indicator of efficiency both in terms of capacity planning and utilisation of work force and is calculated by dividing average seat kilometers by number of employees For Air India this number was better at 361 million in 2010-11 that is before Indian Airlines merged with it Post the merger the number fell drastically while the private sector consistently maintained better numbers In 2015-16 Air India has managed to improve this matrix to pre-merger level at 396 million This is now better than Jet Airways and IndiGo The reason for Air India’s improvement is the steep reduction in its workforce Passenger load factor (%) Create line charts Passenger load factor or PLF is one of the key parameters in the aviation industry A higher PLF implies that an airline is successful in selling available seats However higher PLF may not result in higher operating profit And when it comes to Air India despite the higher number of ticketing and sales personnel its PLF is lower at 755 percent compared with Jet’s 826 percent and IndiGo’s 84 percent Choudhri says what needs to be observed now is how Air India is using its Dreamliner fleetin its long-haul international segments This could help the company better its performance going forward After the San Francisco non-stop flights Air India has plans to start more such flights in the near future "To Washington from 7th July Stockholm from 15th August and Los Angeles from 1 September to be followed by Tel Aviv Dallas and Nairobi sometime later during the year 2017 itself Air India spreads its wings far and wide" chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani posted on Facebook recently Operating revenue per employee (Rs crore) Create line charts Revenue per employee is an indicator of productivity of human resource of an airline and is calculated by dividing operating revenue by number of employees The reduction in workforce has helped Air India to improve on this matrix too just as in the case of ASK At Rs 155 crore in 2015-16 the company has a clear lead over Jet Airways and IndiGo No of departures Create column charts So also is the case with the number of departures Despite having the same fleet size as the private sector counterparts Air India has the lowest number of departures This may mean that the state-run carrier is under utilising its aircraft According to Choudhri aircraft on the ground signifies an airline’s inefficiency Operating revenue per passsenger kilometre performed (In Rs) Create column charts Air India’s operating revenue per revenue passenger stands at Rs 519 in 2015-16 In the previous three years this was above Rs 55 The state-run airline’s figure is lower than Jet Airways and higher than IndiGo which is a budget carrier From the above numbers one thing is clear: The state-run carrier is improving its performance of some of the matrices The biggest problem is its debt "It is true that the state-run company is improving its performance But the government must disinvest it It should function without being a state-run entity and there is scope for improvement And as far as debt is concerned the government will have to write off some of it Globally all airlines have gone through trying times and the shareholders have had to take a hair cut Here the government is the shareholder There is no point in being hesitant Debt is a creation of the past We should look at the future" Choudhri said New Delhi: A quiet and promising evening gave way to thick haze and noise as Delhi celebrated Diwali on Thursday dashing the hopes of cracker-free festivities following a Supreme Court ban on the sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) The online indicators of the pollution monitoring stations in the city glowed red indicating ‘very poor’ air quality as the volume of ultra fine particulates PM25 and PM10 which enter the respiratory system and manage to reach the bloodstream sharply rose from around 7 pm Real time pollution data appeared alarming The Delhi Pollution Control Committee’s (DPCC) RK Puram monitoring station recorded PM25 and PM10 at 878 and 1179 micrograms per cubic metre at around 11 pm The pollutants had violated the corresponding 24-hour safe limits of 60 and 100 respectively by up to 10 times While it is difficult to quantify the immediate effect of the ban on firecrackers residents across the national capital felt the beginning was promising with neighbourhoods reporting much lesser noise and smoke till about 6 pm compared to previous years Representational image AFP But as the festivities picked up the faint echo of crackers started growing louder According to SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research) the 24-hour rolling average of PM25 and PM10 were 154 and 256 micrograms per cubic metre respectively at around 11 pm It has forecast that the pollution levels will peak between 11 pm and 3 am The situation was similar if not worse in the neighbouring regions of Delhi such as Gurugram Noida and Ghaziabad where crackers were burst as usual raising question marks on the efficacy of the administration in enforcing the apex court’s ban However SAFAR has also predicted a relatively cleaner post-Diwali air due to favourable meteorological conditions which are helping prevent the smoke-filled air from the agricultural belt of Haryana and Punjab from entering the national capital A ‘very poor’ air quality index (AQI) essentially means that people may suffer from respiratory illnesses on a prolonged exposure to such air If the air quality dips further the AQI will turn ‘severe’ which may trouble even those with sound health conditions and seriously affect those with ailments The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) is empowered to enforce the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR Measures under the GRAP’s ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ categories which include a ban on diesel generator sets came into effect on 17 October and they will remain in force till 15 March Instructions on process are now online here. in 2011 and in the same year commanded the Blues? In addition,never opposed competitive bidding? To substantiatehe offers the following reasoning: the interests of the states should not be bartered away to private companies.

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