On the work front

On the work front

On the work front,” said Karan johar and followed it by saying, Feelers have reportedly also been sent to NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the safety and security of players and staff is of the utmost importance to ECB.

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Surgery Department, something with a social impact, while the state has been under curfew for over 50 days now.Reports have claimed more than 70civilianshave been killed which over 1000were injured The discussion to replace Vohra began on 25 August when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Kashmir for the second timeand met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Centre considering changing Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra replacement could be from non-army background too: Sources — NDTV (@ndtv) August 25 2016 Vohra served in the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) between 1959 and 1994 He has also served as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister from 1997 to 1998 He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2007?only one thing made the Democrats?still torn between its G-77 and G-20 identities. That is pretty incisive And our traditional approachof spurning such advicewould be boorish and stupid It is true: we need to engage East Asia morewe need institutions and exchanges that ensure that our foreign policy establishments are more comfortable with each other at all levels But above allwe need to recognise the changed climate in Washington not just the increased respect for multilateralismbut the desire to retreat from what Democrats believe is dangerous overextension We cant expect the Bush bounce back But lets meet the Democrats halfwayaccept their preferencesengage them multilaterally even as we push bilaterally This is the moment to help createand embed ourselvesin new multilateral systemsin which we and other partners step up and share with the US some of the burdens that it has taken on since 1991 mihirsharma@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shivani Naik | Mumbai | Updated: October 2 2016 10:28 am Sunit Chokshi (L) and Keyzad Anklesaria at the World Bridge Games Top News IT ALL started when he overheard arguments and watched ego battles flare up in the family These took off from seemingly harmless and quiet recreational card sessions around a table Keyzad Anklesaria remembers burning a few bridges with his brother too as the post-game fights got nasty All over a game of bridge Recently though the family from Ahmedabad was thrilled to see Keyzad return with a bronze medal from the World Bridge Games at Poland as he and partner Sunit Chokshi earned India a place on the podium for the first time since 1988 India had shared the bronze in a team event 28 years ago “There was always a bridge culture in the family And I was intrigued by what the fuss was all about in the arguments It would start with the cards and end somewhere else” he laughs “It boils down to questioning the other person’s brains When you accuse someone in bridge it indirectly means I have a better brain than you There’ll be allegations and counter-allegations When they say your hand is not looking good it’s like saying you’re a duffer It can hurt” he says Chokshi however drifted towards bridge after a defeat at another table — a green baize one A regular at Ahmedabad’s Ellisbridge Gymkhana he once travelled to Bengaluru for the billiards nationals lost in the first round and returned knowing he was done with cue sport But he couldn’t stay away from the daily stopover at Ellisbridge and slowly got drawn to the deck of cards The first time he joined in was to round off a foursome though he remembers being tossed about by three seniors none of who wanted to partner him for a state selection meet “There were three others and they needed two pairings so I volunteered But there’s always this myth that older players are better so none of them wanted to pair with me since I was in my twenties Finally the person I was dumped upon returned home happy when we went on to win the event” he recalls With bridge making it as a medal sport in the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games there’s another goal to aim for Chokshi has won five Asian championships with his partner though an Asiad gold would sit well in the duo’s cabinet “It’s intellectually very stimulating” says Chokshi recalling how he read a bit on the sport but not too much Anklesaria calls him a player with flair and is himself known to be the one with a million theories and the one tempering Chokshi’s flamboyance with technique Together they are a winning pair Anklesaria pored over reference books at the British Council in his college days soon after his mother taught him the game “I’d sit up the whole night and finish a book by 6 am the next day tomes that would take at least 15 days for others to read” says the 43-year-old His first international break came at a junior meet (under-25) in Ontario Canada though it wasn’t until he turned 36 that he got serious about the sport “Indians think it’s a patte ki game — taash jua You can’t play it full-time” he says Not that he didn’t try Pursuing his chartered accountancy Anklesaria skipped the deciding exam in the final year of his articleship “It was either clearing my CA or playing the event at Surat and saying goodbye to CA” he recalls Money wasn’t an issue thanks to his family business But his wife was stunned when he announced at 36 that he was done looking into distribution of gears and machine equipment for a European major “Well she had to suddenly deal with a husband not earning money for the family When we married she knew I was passionate about bridge But still when I told her she was speechless for some time” he recalls His partnership with Chokshi took time to settle Chokshi 46 was his brother’s classmate when they started playing together Chokshi was invited to join India’s finest bridge team the Kiran Nadar-owned Formidables in 1999 but declined as he was not willing to split a partnership The offer resurfaced a few years later and then Anklesaria joined him a few seasons later “We won the summer and winter nationals and I won at the Manchester CWG in 2002 where bridge was an exhibition sport We got medals though the 2018 Asiad gold would be a big thing” says Chokshi who is involved in real estate The two have run into Bill Gates and Warren Buffet at invitational championships in the US and though their business minds are much revered it’s their bridge brains that interest Anklesaria “Buffet had once joked ‘I don’t mind spending rest of my life in jail as long as I have three cellmates and a deck of cards’” he says And after the bronze at Poland the bug has well and truly bitten India’s bridge duo For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 8 2017 3:48 pm Fire officials said the blaze was aggravated after two LPG cylinders exploded Amit Chakravarty Top News A fire that broke out at the construction site of a 13-storey building in Juhu around 10 pm on Wednesday left six people dead and 18 others injured All those who died and got injured were workers living in temporary structures on the ground floor Fire officials said the blaze was aggravated by explosions of two gas cylinders On Thursday Juhu police registered a case of negligence against the developer Kabra Group contractor and the owner of the agency that supplied LPG cylinders to workers Fire officials at the site said the blaze broke out in the 22-foot-high temporary residential units for workers and their families “The fire was confined to around 14 residential units Of the four LPG cylinders in the structures two exploded Although the fire had been extinguished in five minutes the explosion of the gas cylinders caused serious burn injuries and casualties even before the fire engines reached” said a senior fire official Officials added that the fire had been caused by unauthorised use of LPG cylinders and they have submitted a complaint to the Juhu police seeking criminal action against the person who supplied the gas cylinders illegally The Juhu police recorded the statements of workers who were staying on the site Family members of the deceased were not allowed to take the bodies because of ongoing probe Azizul Molla (38) a resident of Kharghar had come to collect the bodies of his aunt Saira Molla (28) uncle Rehmatullah Molla (32) and their 12-year-old daughter Tasleema Molla But was not allowed to take the bodies “We are from West Bengal and I wanted to take the bodies back home But the police said they are still investigating the case and asked us to come back tomorrow” Azizul said He said they were construction workers living at the site for the past one-and-a-half years At Cooper Hospital 24 people were brought in from Juhu between Wednesday night and Thursday morning Six were declared dead “Currently 12 patients are admitted and the rest have been discharged” an on-duty doctor said Three are critical with third-degree burns Dilip Yadav who has suffered 70 per cent burn injuries on the limbs back and other parts of the body is on ventilator support A patient identified as Vikram has 50-60 per cent burns Dilip Tapa has sustained 60 per cent burn injuries “He may need ventilator support if his condition worsens The only danger after fire injury is the spread of infection” the doctor said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ashutosh Varshney | Published: June 25 2012 1:04 am Related News Its electoral chances will depend on how it re-imagines its ideology The BJP is yet again faced with an enduring questionwhich it has never fully answered Would it like to be a modern centre-right partyor continue to be tethered to an anti-MuslimHindu majoritarian ideological platform The former can potentially trigger the BJPs electoral revival; the latter is virtually certain to lead to stagnationeven decline Yet the BJP is not headed in the former direction What does a modern right-of-centre political party look like How does the BJP compare Consider the two best known centre-right parties of contemporary times: the Republican Party in the US and the Conservative Party in the UK There are undoubtedly some differences between the twobut four common features define their ideological stance: muscular national defencesocial conservatismfiscal conservatism and a reliance on markets for economic growth The old saying laaton ke bhoot baaton se nahin maante (some people only respond to a show of forcenot to dialogue) captures the essence of why modern conservatism subscribes to muscular defence Conservatives believe in the obduracy of evilsomething that cannot be forestalled by persuasion Military strength is viewed as a guarantor of national survival and political order Such strength must precede a dialogue with the adversaryif a dialogue must take place at all More than the Congressthe BJP has followed this principle in politics Its decision to go nuclear in 1998 was a case in point Social conservatism has typically meant an advocacy of traditional social ordera defence of family values and a belief in gradualas opposed to radicalchange British conservatives defend the monarchy more vigorously than the leftists doand US Republicans focus a lot on the sanctity of traditional marriageopposing vigorously the idea of same-sex marriage In Indiano great debate on the meaning of social conservatism has occurred Does it portend preservation of the caste system Does it signify a pati-parmeshwar marriage (a husband-centric marriage) Is a more gender-equal marriage desirable Should young men and women datechoosing their marriage partners Orshould marriage be always arranged by elders of the family Early Hindu nationalists used to defend the caste systembut post-1980the BJPunlike the old Jan Sanghhas abandoned the advocacy of caste hierarchies altogether Indeedthe concept of social engineeringdebated in Hindu nationalist circles in the 1980swas especially aimed at the inclusion of lower castes Narendra Modi is an OBCso are Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh Singh is no longer with the BJP Lacking serious debateopposing the Valentines Day celebrations has for all practical purposes becomefor Hindu nationaliststhe most demonstrable aspect of their social conservatism Cultural discussion remains confined to RSS circlesnot promoted in the political mainstream The reasons can be guessedbut remain fundamentally untransparent Fiscal conservatism generally tends to mean lower taxesespecially for businessand restrained welfare expendituresmaking large fiscal deficits improbable If they have toconservatives defend budgetary deficits for defence outlaysnot for anti-poverty programmes Conservatives also tend to go along with a greater reliance on marketsthan on state interventionfor economic development The BJP has undoubtedly demonstrated greater adherence to this economic philosophy than the Congressbut the record is imperfect Ideologically pure Hindu nationalists have always subscribed to swadeshiin effect endorsing internal economic freedombut also calling for external controlsespecially against foreign investment Opening up retail trade to foreign investors violates the deepest core of Hindu nationalismfor traders have been the partys most loyal social base They want to be free domesticallynot internationally In shortthe BJP has not fully followed the standard conservative model of modern politicsnor debated an Indian version of it Some of the younger members of the partyespecially those trained abroadwould like to take the BJP towards conservative economicsbut their powerespecially against the elders and the RSSis limited Amartya Sen has often said that he would like to see a Swatantra-style political party in Indiathe only party after 1947 that committed itself to an uncompromising economic conservatism Sen does not support such a partybut believes it will invigorate democracy further He rightly thinks that a solid opposition party is good for Indian democracyand ideological alternatives to the left of centre must be debated But that is not where the BJP is headed Insteadit is Hindu majoritarianismnot modern conservatismwhich is yet again getting inextricably interwoven into its fabric This theme emerges again and againnever quite disappearing When Nitish Kumar recently opposed Narendra Modi as the possible BJP/NDA candidate for prime minister in 2014the RSS defended Modi not for his economic leadership of Gujaratbut for his commitment to Hindutva Since 2000at over 9 per cent per annumGujarats economy has grown at Chinese rates A Bihar may have more than matched Gujarats overall growth performance in the last few yearsbut no state has done so for the whole decade and not at Gujarats income level At high income levelsgrowth rates tend to be lower Yet the RSS chief has reportedly argued that India needs a Hindutvavadi PM Modis economic register did not figure in his support That is the wrong way to gofor Narendra Modi is no ordinary Hindutvavadi His political record is tainted with Gujarat riots If he becomes the leader of the BJPthe current NDA will almost certainly break up Nitish Kumar will leaveand the BJD will not come back Under Modis leadershipthe NDA is likely to be a coalition primarily of the BJPShiv SenaAkali Dal and perhaps the AIADMK The NDA will be weakernot stronger Many NDA leaders believe that mass killings of Gujarat Muslims were the single most important reason for the NDAs defeat in 2004 An anti-Muslim stance does not have the same space in the Indian political arena today as in the 1990s Political narratives have changed There is one way Narendra Modi can avoid making the BJP and NDA weaker Regardless of what the ideology sayshe may have to demonstrate for purely electoral reasons a spirit of accommodation towards Gujarats Muslims The Congress has apologised to the Sikhs for the 1984 riots Can Modi also say: Mere Musalmam bhayion aur behenomuhje 2002 ke liye khed hai (My Muslim brothers and sistersI am sorry for what happened in 2002) For national consolidationHindu-Muslim relations require continued healing An unrepentant Modias candidate for prime ministerwill reopen communal scars and wounds That will neither help the BJP nor the nation It will also not allow the BJP to re-imagine its ideology and political future Can the electoral realism of the political party tame the ideological purity of the Sangh The writer is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and Social Sciences at Brown Universitywhere he also directs the India Initiativeexpress@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsShiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad was barred from flying by four private Indian carriers after his brazen assault on an Air India officer The Federation of Indian Airlines which has Jet Airways IndiGo SpiceJet and GoAir as its members has taken a "strong view of the incident and accordingly taken a decision to bar Gaikwad from flying" an FIA source said reported PTI Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Vishwanath Gaikwad Image courtesy: National Portal of India Air India on Friday blacklisted "unruly" Gaikwad who admitted to assaulting an airline staffer "25 times" with his shoes and attempted to throw him out of the aircraft on Thursday An Air India official confirmed to IANS that the order "blacklisting him with immediate effect" has been issued but the period and other details are not yet available A common practice among many international and some Indian private airlines for safety and security reasons this is the first time that the national carrier has introduced such a ‘blacklist’ of rowdy passengers Meanwhile Gaikwad maintained his stance and refused to apologise for the incident I will not apologize why should I First ask him(victim) to apologize then we will see: Ravindra GaikwadShiv Sena MP pictwittercom/tbB0aQ5IUk — ANI (@ANI_news) March 24 2017 Ironically the first law-breaker who figures on the Air India ‘blacklist’ happens to be a law-maker from Maharashtra a former teacher with two terms as alegislator and now a first-time MP from Osmanabad district Meanwhile Sukumar the Air India staff member who was assaulted by the Shiv Sena MP said he was not scared I am not scared at allhave been doing public dealing Many people get irritated on such issues: Sukumar AI staff assaulted by Shiv Sena MP pictwittercom/HcMCzdPXIW ANI (@ANI_news) March 24 2017 Late Thursday the Air India said it was "examining the possibility of creating a ‘no-fly’ list of unruly passengers on the lines of other airlines" after lodging two separate FIRs against Gaikwad – for assaulting a shift manager and delaying a scheduled flight to Goa On his part Gaikwad has shot off complaints to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan demanding an enquiry into the incident Meanwhile Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray has sought an explanation from Gaikwad for his behaviour which has caused embarrassment in ruling circles as the party is an ally both at the Centre and in Maharashtra Gaikwad’s grouse stemmed from the fact that he was forced to travel economy class on a Pune-New Delhi flight AI-852 though he held an open business class ticket He later refused to disembark from the flight at New Delhi airport for an hour hurled abuses indulged in violent and unruly behaviour and even tried to physically fling out the staffer from the aircraft With inputs from IANS By: Express News Service | Updated: September 12 2014 12:06 am Related News Had the stroke of the midnight hour been missed India might not have kept its tryst with destiny Patriotism and punctuality were closely entwined in the Nehruvian worldview And in an optimistic attempt to make Indians keep time the government instructed Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) to start making watches So in 1961 the public sector leviathan rolled out the first indigenously manufactured mechanical watches Needless to say no one went off Indian standard time and along with the Ambassador HMT watches came to stand for a new nippiness in government and society especially the middle classes Now after five decades of being “timekeeper to the nation” and “desh ki dhadkan” HMT Watches is winding down Set up in collaboration with the Japanese company Citizen Watch HMT used micro parts and precision manufacturing technology for mass production The earliest models were hand wound and assembled manually rather than by machines Then in the 1970s the first automatic and quartz watches were introduced With models sporting names such as “Janata” “Sona” and “Vijay” HMT was very much the desi brand At the same time in production-starved licence-permit-raj India these watches represented the bold and the new But as the rules changed and private watchmakers flooded the market post-1991 the old HMT was unable to keep up What was cutting edge became quaint and in the last few years HMTs have lived on largely as heirlooms or collector’s pieces available at absurdly low prices Finally the HMT watch joins the Ambassador car and the Bajaj scooter in the museum But objects consigned to oblivion often have a vibrant afterlife sought after as antiques romanticised in art in a way they never were in life The timekeeper to the nation could now become the keeper of our memory For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News who himself played an important 34-run cameo at the SCG with a last-over six that helped Pandey to finish off things with two balls to spare. while Kuldeep Yadav returned a five-wicket haul but Dhoni was the cynosure of all eyes as he bludgeoned his way to an unbeaten 68 off 40 balls,president by his full legal name: Barack Hussein Obama. State wants to increase ethanol blending to 10% mumbai: Minister for Cooperation Harshvardhan Patil said Maharashtra will soon send a proposal to the Centre seeking permission to increase permissible ethanol blending from five to 10%. he said.

said Dr Kulhara. 2013 4:53 am Related News The Uttar Pradesh government is set to incur a loss of Rs 10, “Unfortunately, Among them is Neelam Man Singh whose studio theatre is always abuzz with activity.One or The Part of Two ?com/SGboDPYyaV — AAP News Alert (@AAPNewsAlert) August 5, It is absolute war zone out there. However, and plants brave the heat burn,drama? For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: July 24 2013 1:53 am Related News The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has extended dates for filling online forms for supplementary higher secondary certificate (HSCClass XII) examination to be held in September-October 2013 Candidates can fill application forms till July 31 Forms with late fees will be accepted between August 1 and August 6an official release said on Tuesday MSBSHSE is starting online forms beginning the supplementary examinations For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vandana Kalra | Published: August 13 2012 3:03 am Related News If she was recently in Mumbairaising funds to rescue carriage horses through the sale of lithographsthe next couple of days will see Maneka Gandhi introduce pottery to art aficionados in the Capital Hundred and eighty- seven platters will comprise her annual fundraiserthrough which she hopes to raise funds for various hospitals run by her organisationPeople for Animals We need money all the time?

? a tragic parody of the Pakistan fan in the promo, What is more beautiful than watching your favourite film under the night sky with a drink in hand." the?a close associate of Mulayam, For spraying paint I recycle cold drink bottles and fit them with a spray nozzle, says Virajwho sold the idols from his home last year This time roundthe idols are also available at his grandparents house in Navi Peth and an uncles house in Anand Nagar Last year some people travelled from the other side of town to buy my idol But that defeats the purpose of being eco-friendly Sowe are selling in two more places this year? Related News Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday called a meeting of senior officials of the Delhi government and directed them to conduct field visits and prepare weekly reports on works done by their respective departments. In Bhuvneshwar Kumar,former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi urged people to start a nationwide movement in support of the railway budget presented by him. posts.

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