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denting Delhi’s leverage in the regional forum. Delhi must use its predicament as an opportunity to deepen its own ties within and beyond Saarc.s young,The Indian Express? ?Naresh Goyal on Sunday said the Amritsar-Chandigarh Day Duronto will be called the Chandigarh-Amritsar Superfast train from September 11 with halts at Jalandhar and Ludhaina. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Kolkata | Published: May 27, “We have one week to prepare for the game and at the end of the week,We want justice? There was heavy police deployment at the PGI Campus to prevent any clash between the OT technicians and protesting doctors The doctors were holding placards to demand justice and the cops had a tough time as they all stood guard in the sunnext to the agitating doctors UT Police ASP DesrajSector 11 police station SHO Gurmukh Singh and others tried to negotiate with the agitating doctors but in vain For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 4 2017 5:38 pm Of the ten wickets that fell on Day 1 eight belonged to Nathan Lyon (Source: PTI) Top News Nathan Lyon dominated the stats on Day 1 of the second Test between India and Australia at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy stadium Of the ten wickets that fell on Day 1 eight belonged to the off-spinner He bowled 222 overs to claim his scalps giving 50 runs as if that matters His figures are the best by any visiting bowler in India and the fifth best by any bowler following Anil Kumble’s 10-wicket haul and the niners taken by Jasubhai Patel Kapil Dev and Subhash Gupta Nathan Lyon makes Virat Kohli his bunny again scalps Indian skipper for the fifthtime Needless to say this was his best haul in Test matches Nathan Lyon’s 8/50 is also the sixth-best by an Australian in Tests sitting beneath Arthur Mailey (9-121) Glenn McGrath (8-24 and 8-38) Frank Laver (8-31) and Albert Trott (8-43) He has also raced past Brett Lee’s figure of 53 wickets to become Australia’s highest wicket taker in India with 58 Day 1 of the second Test was also the fifth time that he dismissed Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara He also bundled out all those who have contributed to India reaching 600-plus totals and the likes of Ajinkya Rahane Wriddhiman Saha and Karun Nair all fell cheaply to Nathan Lyon Like O’Keefe before him Lyon took the Indian batting line up thatlooked formidable despite the bashing it received in Pune and shredded it apart He took the last five wickets for just 10 runs inside 38 balls Even after all these stats Lyon’s astonishing spell is best described in wicket keeper Matthew Wade’s words “Nice Garry” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: December 14 2016 2:13 am Top News A WEEK on police are yet to make an arrest in connection with the rape and murder of a 25-year-old physiotherapist in Vile Parle East and have made the case their “top priority” they said Tuesday Vile Parle police said they have questioned close to 400 people including the victim’s family friends and neighbours but there have been no arrests Watch What Else Is making News “There are two possibilities in the case Either a robber could have committed the crime or someone who was close to the victim We have formed multiple teams investigating this case round the clock The deputy commissioner of police is reviewing it daily It is a top priority” said Prakash Ghavane divisional assistant commissioner of police (ACP) at Vile Parle police station Tuesday The police had earlier ruled out robbery angle as nothing expensive was stolen on the night of the incident Police believed accused was someone who knew the victim and had been interrogating the victim’s friends and a neighbour who was her mother’s acquaintance Police have also investigated people with criminal records and drug dealers from the area but have not received any leads The crime branch is conducting a parallel probe police said “We have not made any arrest but investigation is on the right track Case is not going slow” the ACP said However the fact that police have not yet made an arrest has put them under pressure “There is a lot of pressure on us It is our responsibility” said an officer at Vile Parle police station The police say they are still waiting for the forensic report Meanwhile Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shaina NC met the ACP and the senior police inspector at Vile Parle police station Tuesday and sought an expeditious investigation She alleged insensitivity shown by the police and the press in handling the issue For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: October 18 2015 7:29 pm Shahid Kapoor who got married to Mira Rajput away from the public eye at a low key event in July sported a dapper look in an all-white suit with a dash of black in shoes Related News He pulled off the most understated celebrity wedding of the year when he got married to Delhi-based girl Mira Rajput Actor Shahid Kapoor is loving every bit of it Calling it a blissful change the actor says he is a firm believer of the institution of marriage In an interview with the GQ India – Smart Man’s Guide the actor shared his thoughts about marriage “I believe in the institution of marriage I think it’s beautiful but I don’t think it should be enforced What kind of relationship you want with the person you love is completely your decision But I do believe one shouldn’t run away from commitment” said Shahid who has featured on the cover of the magazine’s October issue The actor who got married to Mira away from the public eye at a low key event here in July sported a dapper look in an all-white suit with a dash of black in shoes Share This Article Related Article Link-ups and relationship rumours are part and parcel of an actor’s life And Shahid is no different His high profile relationship with actress Kareena Kapoor created a lot of buzz followed by dating speculation with Bollywood stars Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra What are some of the most important things that he has learnt from his previous relationships “It’s important to express yourself and it’s important to listen To say whatever you feel as soon as you feel it When you speak about something after a certain period of time it loses its context… and it’s difficult for both people to see it for what it was “So it’s important to address it when you’re there And it’s equally important to listen with the understanding that you’re not being judged” he said Shahid will be coming on the silver screen for the first time since his wedding with the romantic comedy “Shaandaar” in which he is paired with Alia Bhatt The film against the backdrop of a destination wedding is directed by Vikas Bahl and will release on October 22 The “Haider” star feels “the advantage of a destination wedding is that you can have a much smaller set of people” He has a message for all the would-be grooms as well “In general the groom should always be more understated than the bride… it’s important to allow her to shine I don’t know of any guy who grew up imagining what his wedding would be like while eight of 10 women did” he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Parul | Chandigarh | Published: August 30 2016 7:16 am Vikram Sridhar holds workshop at Dikshant Global School in Chandigarh on Monday Express photo Top News Theatre practitioner Vikram Sridhar connects the dots and transforms the age-old tradition of storytelling into a form that resonates with today’s world and life for the audience to find a new meaning in his productions The co-founder of Bangalore-based theatre group Tahatto Sridhar has initiated Around the Story Tree an endeavour to reach out to children and grown-ups from different backgrounds through storytelling in a contemporary form As a part of the initiative Sridhar is in Chandigarh to conduct a week-long workshop and sessions at Dikshant Global School “The effort is to take performance storytelling all over India reaching out to varied audiences across age-groups move away from stereotypes and clichés to give the art a new form and space” he said The storytelling sessions begin with a physical warm-up as Sridhar takes stories from our folk traditions as well as new writings to give them his own flavour perspective and reach Wildlife and environment conservation are the two areas Sridhar is passionate about and has spent years working on creating an awareness on the issues “Be it the cause of abandoned animals prevention of environment degradation elephants in the temples of Karnataka the work has been varied I translate these experiences into my stories as they create awareness empathy as well as a desire to share and live in harmony” said Sridhar Using his experience of applied theatre — acting set design music dance — Sridhar’s sessions use body movements props and sounds to build characters and connections aiming at igniting imagination and giving a ground to create more ideas from a story and use the body for expression “Human emotions have not changed — be it love friendship relationships — the core is same across time So I have an outline of the story and I go with the flow changing as I know my audience their geography culture I don’t believe in writing a script In today’s age we have lost inter-species communication our closeness to flora-fauna nature and its wonders As I tell stories I try get both children and adults to feel the magic of this world and also involve them in the process using music acting and writing” said He narrated a story of children lost in an Indian forest and their encounter with different animals and birds living in the forest Reading researching travelling staging theatre productions — Sridhar said there is always a space and place for stories as they connect people and initiate conversations For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top News| Mumbai | Published: March 13 2016 12:00 am Arthur Road Jail (Source: File Photo) Related News A 24-year-old man lodged at Arthur Road Jail passed away in hospital after falling ill on Friday According to the N M Joshi police station the deceased Arvind Shivpi had been in jail for three days and on Friday evening complained of stomach pain “He was rushed to JJ Hospital but passed away there” said Ahmad Pathan senior inspector A post-mortem has not been conducted so far as police have been unable to locate his family Pathan said Shivpi had recently been arrested for stealing a cellphone by the Churchgate railway police Pathan said the autopsy would be video-recorded and the body handed over to his family B K Upadhyay Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) said “If the post- mortem shows foulplay then a magisterial inquiry will be instituted into the incident We have not found anything suspicious in the CCTV cameras installed inside the jail premises” ENS For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: September 16 2015 8:18 pm Television celebrities like Sharad Kelkar Hiten Tejwani and Sukirti Kandpal are anxiously waiting to welcome the “cute lovable and adorable” Lord Ganesha to their home and worship his idols on Ganesh Chaturthi on Thursday (September 17) Related News Television celebrities like Sharad Kelkar Hiten Tejwani and Sukirti Kandpal are anxiously waiting to welcome the “cute lovable and adorable” Lord Ganesha to their home and worship his idols on Ganesh Chaturthi on Thursday While Ganesh Chaturthi special episodes are doing rounds on the small screen off screen too TV stars are waiting for ‘Bappa’ to come home Here’s what the stars have to say: Sharad Kelkar: We have been following the tradition that my father started of bringing Ganapati home for five days — for the last 20 years And this year my daughter is two years old so now she can understand what’s happening and I’m sure she will be asking some questions So I am preparing to answer them the best way I can Other than celebrations at home I will be visiting pandals like every year and will be going to Lalbaugcha Raja as well That place has something inexplicably powerful about it Hiten Tejwani: Ganesh Utsav is the biggest festival in Maharashtra and my family likes to thank Ganeshji and seek his blessings by getting him home I’m a big supporter of eco-friendly Ganesha My wife Gauri and I celebrate the festival with a lot of enthusiasm and this year too we are awaiting Bappa to come home soon Share This Article Related Article Sukirti Kandpal: It’s that time of the year when everyone looks forward to welcoming the most lovable and adorable guest – Ganeshji It’s going to be fun visiting friends and singing the aartis I celebrate the festival every year Just like my character onscreen I get a lot of happiness from the little pleasures of life even if it’s just having yummy modaks and pedas Sambhavna Seth: I’m quite religious in real life and especially love all the festivals that are celebrated with friends and family What’s better and more fun festival than Ganeshotsav ‘Razia Sultan’ is based on the Mughals so obviously I won’t be celebrating as the evil Shah Turkan is in the show But we’ll try to do something on the set and if nothing else I will try to get some ‘prasad’ or goodies for my co-stars Ruhana Khanna: Since I’m from Delhi I haven’t been a part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai But I love Ganeshji and everything about him I think he is cute and in true sense a companion to many I’m very excited to see the Ganapati celebrations in Mumbai this year Deepali Pansare: I’m from Nashik and Ganeshotsav is celebrated with a lot of pomp and show there same as in Mumbai I already have a lot of plans lined up for the festival with my friends and family So I will be helping catch criminals on screen in the TV show “Agent Vinod” and catching up on the festivities with my near and dear ones off screen this year Rohitash Gaud: I have always been a Ganpati devotee and in true sense he is a ‘vighnaharta’ If time permits I will definitely be visiting some pandals as well as friends who have Ganpatiji over But this year I am very happy because as Manmohan Tiwari I will be welcoming Ganpatiji in my house in ‘Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai’ We are all excited on the set and are looking forward to some off-screen celebrations as well For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: March 24 2016 8:34 pm Karan Johar whose recent family venture “Kapoor and Sons” proved a major box office hit says R Balki’s yet to be released “Ki and Ka” tells a very “unusual story” Related News Karan Johar whose recent family venture “Kapoor and Sons” proved a major box office hit says R Balki’s yet to be released “Ki and Ka” tells a very “unusual story” “The film is really amazing The concept is new and fresh It is a very unusual story and I think Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor have performed beautifully and did justice to their roles” said Karan Johar at the special screening of “Ki and Ka” “R Balki’s writing was entertaining His shooting style is also exceptional Fast paced energetic and really unusual concept oriented film I’d suggest that everyone should watch the film it was really inspiring” Arjun Kapoor Kareena Kapoor Paresh Rawal Akshara Haasan Sarika Swara Bhaskar and many more noted celebrities turned up for the special screening and gave it a thumbs-up generally “A living breathing example of what a good commercial cinema should be ‘Ki and Ka” is an exemplary film” said versatile actor Paresh Rawal “Ki And Ka” is an upcoming romantic comedy-family drama written directed and produced by R Balki The film follows a young married couple whose relationship challenges the gender roles placed upon women and men in the Indian society The movie also stars Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan in special extended cameo The film will be released on April 1 2016 by Eros International For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: November 20 2016 1:51 am Top News In a major setback to the Shiv Sena Navi Mumbai municipal chief Tukaram Mundhe has disqualified the party’s two corporators over their alleged involvement in illegal constructions However the Sena has decided to move the High Court against the decision saying that Mundhe does not have the powers for disqualification Watch What Else is Making News Officials from the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) said that the action came after receiving several complaints against Shivram Patil and his wife Anita Patil Shivram is the chairman of the all-powerful standing committee which takes decisions on financial matters “An inquiry was initiated and few hearings were held They have carried out illegal construction at a place while a residential building was being used for commercial purposes without permission Following the procedure the two corporators have been disqualified as per the law” said a senior official However Shiv Sena has termed the decision illegal and would challenge it in the Bombay High Court “The civic chief is exercising the powers of the High court He does not have the powers to disqualify us which we had told him during the hearing It seems he is deliberately targeting the Sena after we supported a no-confidence motion” said Shivram He further said that the alleged illegal construction does not belong to him “These structures are on my son’s name So how can he take action against us for it Soon the disqualification would be canceled” he added In July three NCP corporators — Navin Gavate Aparna Gavate and Deepa Rajesh Gavate — were disqualified on the same charges by Mundhe But following a stay order by the High Court they are now attending the corporation proceedings regularly Last month a no-confidence motion was passed by the corporators of NMMC against Mundhe The motion which was supported by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Congress and Shiv Sena was passed with 104 corporators voting in favour while six corporators from the BJP opposing it However earlier this month Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis suspended the motion For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Surat | Published: April 11 2013 4:37 am Related News A 14-year-old girl Wednesday sprinkled kerosene on her body and tried to set herself ablaze to protest the demolition of her home by the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) officials This is the second such incident in a week in the city after five members of a family died after setting themselves ablaze in Rajkotprotesting eviction by a cooperative society In this caseSurat police officials intervened in time and saved the teenage girla Class IX of Vidhya Sankul School in Rander locality The police detained both the girl and her family membersincluding father and brother The girl was later released as she was a minor The incident happened when the SMC officials went to Ekta Nagar slums in Rander Zone area in the morning to carry out the demolition As the slum-dwellers were protestingthe girlon her way back from schoolnoticed her mother lying unconscious on the main door of her house which has been demolished The girl went inside her house and doused herself with kerosene Howeverthe security guards of the SMC and police officials intervened before the girl could act further Her father and other residents tried to stop the policewho were taking the girl to the police station Laterthey were also detained Rander Zone executive engineer D M Jariwala said? 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