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s happening in the industry, testifies veteran actor Neetu Singh (For moregrab your copy of Screens anniversary special issue dated October 082010) For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Lucknow | Published: November 23 2011 4:55 am Related News Backing the Mayawati governments move to split Uttar Pradesh into four smaller statesformer chief minister Kalyan Singh on Tuesday lashed out at political parties opposing the initiativesaying they are against development and progress of the people Creation of small states would improve administrative capabilitylaw and order and provide prompt justice to the peoplehe told reporters here Lashing out at political partieshe said they failed to discharge their constitutional duties by creating pandemonium in the assembly yesterday and hampering a debate on the issue He said the state government should have listed the issue in the agenda Criticising Congress and BJP for demanding the states reorganisation committeeSingh said 16 of the 17 states created after independence had been formed without such a committee when either of these parties were at the helm To a question on Rahul Gandhi claiming that the next government in Uttar Pradesh would that be of the Congressthe former BJP leader said?Aldo will bring them to India soon.com For all the latest Mumbai News, It also claimed to have constructed a night shelter at Sultanpuri which is meant for disabled persons.

But we will continue with our movement, led by Argentine coach Diego Simeone, Yasri Reshi,Ganga’s recent remarks drew the ire of the PDP, Japan and South Korea must be ready to make clear that the court’s ruling must be binding and that there would be costs to China for not respecting it if it lost the case. “If we unanimously support that international law as formulated by the international tribunal in the Hague … needs to be upheld, However, The Indian Ambassador to the US,by Indrani in a bank in Hong Kong. He stated that Indrani’s problems were not getting?

encroachments,the relay led by Lt Gen Raj Kadian was accorded a warm welcome at Papiha Tourist Complex in Fatehabad. members of a New York-based FBI squad assigned to investigate “Eurasian Organized Crime” met Steele in London to discuss allegations of possible corruption in FIFA, It was not immediately possibly to verify the BBC’s report. my fans will get the best of me in ‘Tu jo hain’. Amyra is a very talented actor and together we have created magic in the song.” said Emraan Related News Emraan Hashmi is all praise for his “Mr X” co-star Amyra Dastur The first song video “Tu jo hain” featuring Emraan and Amyra is out and the actor says the duo has created “magic in the song” crooned and composed by Ankit Tiwari Share This Article Related Article “After a long time my fans will get the best of me in ‘Tu jo hain’ Amyra is a very talented actor and together we have created magic in the song Ankit has sung it beautifully and it’s on loop on my playlist I hope my fans enjoy it as much too” Emraan said in a statement The music of “Mr X” — set to hit the screens on April 17 — is released by Sony Music For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Associated Press | Barcelona | Published: January 12 2015 12:31 pm Lionel Messi silenced his critics and quelled rumours of unrest at the Nou Camp with a stellar performance against Atletico Madrid (Source: AP) Related News Lionel Messi did everything he could to put end to Barcelona’s most serious club crisis in years on Sunday first scoring one goal and setting up two more in a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid before denying a swarm of rumors swirling around the star forward Stifled by Atletico in six winless meetings last season Messi first shredded the defending champion’s vaunted defense with run after run passing for Neymar to score in the 12th minute and for Luis Suarez to double the lead at Camp Nou in the 35th He then made up for committing a penalty that led to Mario Mandzukic scoring from the spot in the 57th by scoring three minutes from time for his 25th goal in as many games this season And after giving Barcelona control of second place at one point behind Real Madrid Messi gave a rare interview where he put to bed an entire set of rumors following a tumultuous week for the Catalan club that included the firing of its sports director and its president calling for early elections this summer Messi denied media reports that he had asked for coach Luis Enrique to be fired and that his father who acts as his agent had spoken to Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester City about a possible transfer “I wanted to give my version after hearing so many things” Messi told Barcelona’s club television “I have never asked that they replace a coach and I never would This hurts And it comes from people who want to hurt the club “I have heard many things both before and now that make it look like I run the club I am a player I don’t take decisions and I don’t want to” As big as his performance was on the pitch Messi’s appearance on club television will likely do more to settle down the club’s fans and relieve pressure on Luis Enrique The coach however didn’t think even this big win would open a new chapter for the team “Without a doubt wins are the only thing that can calm this wave” said Luis Enrique “All wins reinforce the team but these are three points nothing more When we lose again the tension will come back It is inevitable” Atletico in third fell four points behind Madrid which has a game in hand Elsewhere Sevilla tightened the race at the top with a 2-0 win at Almeria thanks to goals by Vicente Iborra and Jorge “Coke” Andujar moving into fourth place two points behind Atletico Elche moved off last place with a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao in its first victorious visit to the Basque club after 20 trips Granada fell to the bottom of the standings after a 14th straight game without a win following its 1-1 draw at home with Real Sociedad Eight months ago Atletico won the title in a winner-takes-all finale at Camp Nou whose fans ended up honoring the victors while jeering their own team On Sunday it was “Messi Messi” that rang out after Suarez’s goal Messi was awarded a trophy by the Spanish league before kickoff for breaking Telmo Zarra’s all-time scoring record in November that had stood at 251 goals since 1955 Messi then proceeded to wreak havoc from his spot on the right side of the attack with repeated dribbles into the thick of Atletico’s area He unlocked the defense with a burst of speed before his short cross eventually fell to Neymar after Suarez couldn’t control it for the Brazil striker to toe past goalkeeper Miguel Moya’s reach With Barcelona pressing for a second goal Atletico turned up its physicality with hard fouls on both Neymar and Messi Neymar spent five minutes on the sideline having a bloody right ankle tended to after Jose Gimenez’s tackle But Suarez got his second goal in 10 league matches after Messi sprinted with the ball at his feet for half the pitch and passed to the striker Televised replays showed what the referee had missed: Messi used his arm to control the ball at the start of his run The referee didn’t let Messi get away with a slight kick that grazed Jesus Gamez’s boot to set up Atletico’s goal Messi combined with Ivan Rakitic to get his goal from close For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Geety Sahgal | Mumbai | Published: March 6 2015 12:00 am This Women’s Day we feature 10 heroines who besides regaling us with their films have re-written the rules on a variety of issues From the perfect XL size to being the the alfa achiever fashion divabusiness honcho or a sexy single these women have given conventions a wicked spin Related News This Women’s Day we feature 10 heroines who besides regaling us with their films have re-written the rules on a variety of issues From the perfect XL size to being the the alfa achiever fashion divabusiness honcho or a sexy single these women have given conventions a wicked spin Working Wonders She’s back on the sets as matterof- factly as she went off it on an extended maternity leave Recently awarded by Julia Morley (organiser of Miss World) for being the most successful Miss World back home in Mumbai to accomodate her mommy schedule Aishwarya Rai Bachchan over her decades in show business has proved that nobody walks the talk quite as well as her Work-life balance has been a constant endeavour and she juggles her duties as wife and mother along with being a beauty queen and India’s rep to the world with great sincerity According to hubby AbhishekBachchan she can cook quite a meal too but none of the domestic chores have turned her into adrab and dreary haus frau Far from it She’s back to her svelte self impressing one and all while lending her presence to cinematic causes like the Mumbai Film Festival among others On other occasions she is by hubby’s side cheering his kabaddi team or protectively accompanying daughter Aaradhya At present she’s shooting away for her forthcoming film Jazbaa Given how particular she is about her influencer status it is no surprise that she has opted for a thriller with her playing a tough cookie And yes she is the hero in the film with others stepping in to ably support her Her life her rules because she’s worth it Humour Dressed Up Alia Bhatt was just another famous industry kid (Mahesh Bhatt’s youngest) when she appeared in a high-gloss finish Student of the Year directed by Karan Johar Within a lightning span she’s gone from ditzy to the It girl While the youngest Bhatt with an elfin charm has won the hearts of all women who feel extremely protective about the actress her bigger achievement is that she has shown a humorous side to heroines that we never knew existed The spunky actress (all of 21 and counting) known for ditzy answers to general awareness questions such as Prithviraj Chavan being the President of India among others which reinforced the notion of pretty ladies being nothing short of morons came up with an ingenious counterin the form of a video called Genius of the Year that went viral Not only did it generate a lot of laughter it firmly established Bhatt Jr as a girl who did not take herself too seriously and encouraged heroines to develop a sense of humour Being funny was never as adorable Move over Tina Fey The right cast Bhumi Pednekar was just another regular girl from Mumbai armed with a degree in BCom who landed a job in Yash Raj Films as an assistant casting director A girl whose ‘life is full ofinspiring women’ Pednekar believes that women today are very empowered and gone are the days when they were always dependent on somebody “The moment a woman feels that she should depend only on herself she will dosomething with her life” are Pednekar’s words of wisdom And sure enough her plus size certainly did not come in the way of her dreams of becoming an actress though it came about by accidentwhen Maneesh Sharma the producer of the film spotted that she had all the makings of an actress When offered the part of Sandhya an oversize small town girl in Dum Laga Ke Haisha Pednekar happily put on over 10 kilos for the part “I was an overweight girl and still am but I am comfortable with my weight” says the new actor on the block who didn’tgive a damn that Bollywood heroines are supposed to harbour a size zero figure She would like to take up roles that make an impact Cause celebre In the high-gloss photo-shopped world that the film industry is Padukone impressed her admirers and detractors alike by speaking out on the most taboo of all topics — clinical depression and visiting a shrink This after taking on a leading national daily for being sexist in their remarks accompanying a cleavage revealing photograph of her which earned her much support from women The very fact that Padukone put herselfin the mix and fessed up to anxiety and fear of things going wrong troubling her earned her a grudging respect from everyone She admitted to seeing a psychologist to battle the constant anxiety something that few in India admit to And yes although it did generate speculation if her speaking out was linked to an endorsement the fact that the conversation has led to a wider awareness and openness on the subject is proof that Padukone in her small way has helped the cause big time A tall order She may have been given the nickname ‘chirpy Chawla’ because she has the gift of the gab and to an extent because of the frothy roles she has played in her films but the actress has proved that she is more than just jovial and cheery Chawla was gutsy enough to take up the issue of the ill effects of radiation from cell phone towers over a year ago raising the hackles of cellphone companies in the bargain But she still continues her protest And what has her smiling is that her awareness campaign now has the public on her side as people are opposing the towers coming up in public spaces “I am also happy about the public taking up the issue of cutting trees at Aarey (a stretch of green land in Mumbai)” said the actress Not just that the actress is going all out to better the education system with her family’s educational institute Arya Kanya Gurukul in Gujarat “Today we have distanced ourselves from our culture and education is all about learning information and putting it down during exams The goal is to make a strong base in children about our culture and combine it with the English language computers and other modern skills” said Chawla Career wise the actress stepped into unfamiliar waters with Gulaab Gang in which she played a negative role for the first time Talking point If last year Kalki Koechlinwrote a strong monologue for a solo performance at a conclave on International Women’s Day Just Another Rant—a frustrated ode to women everywherechained and bound by traditional patriarchy this year she is spreading the word that women need to live a life of equality through her writing “Basically I wrote a new poem on issues related to women and performed it live at The Hive Mumbai We made a video which will release on social media platforms on March 8” said Koechlin about this year’s plan for Women’s Day “Hang in there girls it’s getting better’ is what I would like to tell all the girls out there” she says matter-of-factly Despite her unconventional looks she has created a niche for herself in the industry with bold out-of-the-box roles —be it a sex worker in Dev D or a girl with cerebral palsy in the upcoming Margarita With A Straw who wants to experience sex “In today’s world it is difficult to be yourself because of social constraints What might be considered bold for some may not be daring for others I grew up in a familywhere I was allowed to express myself Being bold is not the answer But if something is preventing you from being yourself you need to find ways to talk about it” she remarks On the right track If there’s one actor who despite the odds can turn the tide in her favour it has to be Kangana Ranaut Only someone as gutsy as Ranaut could have taken time off during the peak of her career for a screenplay writing course in New York to fine tune her skills as a writer and write the dialogues for Queen “I wanted to understand the technicalities of the writing process Being a college dropout this was a very different experience for me I have been working non-stop for almost seven – eight years and then I became a student all over again It was a refreshing change” the actress said in an earlier interview to Screen Despite being a much in demand actress Ranaut thinks that everyone should have a life beyond the expected And thus she has dreams to do more than just acting “How else can you evolve as a human being Before settling down at one place I would like to open a cafe in some city — Mumbai Switzerland Manali Paris or any place I want to stay in different countries learn new languages do different thingsGirls should make their own money sponsor their own holiday educate themselves further and enjoy their lives You must explore life in your early 20s But instead we see girls getting married at a young age and their life comes to a standstill” she expressed Ranaut is also one of the few actors who let go of an endorsement deal for a fairness product as she did not want to set a wrong example Way to go Defying norms The attractive model-turned-actress Nimrat Kaur was gutsy enoughto take up the role of a lonely and lackluster housewife in her first film The Lunchbox May be it was the success of the off-beat film worldwide which charted the path of Kaur’s career While many actress would have preferred a safe path to glory Kaur took an adventurous track when she agreed to do the American series Homeland something which usually actors experiment with after playing it safe in Bollywood with several films The actress played the nefarious Tasneem Qureshi who everyone loved to hate “It was such a pleasure to be hated” chuckled Kaur as she spoke about her role Kaur’s resolute is evident in her take on Women’s Day “It’s a day that can can be used to give a voice to women who live in suppressed conditions and bring forth issues like domestic violence which are often missed otherwise” saidthe actress who is inspired by her manager Reshma Shetty and the way she single handedly runs her company Different Strokes As an FBI agent in an upcoming ABC drama Quantico on American television Piggy Chops has certainly been among the ladies who have constantly put their acting chops to test But even more interesting is that Chopra who quit education early in life (post high-school) to become a beauty queen has proved that knowledge is not necessarily a preserve of those that attend classes This powerhouse performer has displayed ample intelligence in her career choices opting for the hatke roles Now famous as a singer of international repute with the singles In my city and I can’t make you love me she sure could give lessons on how to manage your career and look like a million bucks while doing it After a series of bravura performances in films like Barfi and Mary Kom she has also turned producer and featured in a video called Girl Rising for the India campaign aimed at increasing awareness about educating girls And she sure makes for a fine poster girl for the cause Fashionista with a twist Not everybody and certainly not all actresses have as much fun with fashion as Anil Kapoor’s eldest born Sonam Kapoor Since her arrival in 2007 with Saawariya she has mixed films and fashion like no other That she speaks her mind even at the risk of sounding politically incorrect only makes her more delightful After the success of two small heroine centric films namely Khoobsurat and Dolly Ki Doli Kapoor is emerging quite the dark horse in the space of heroine led content that has just opened up Light frothy and fashionable are key to her brand of entertainment “I would be extremely immodest to talk about my own contribution but I try my very best to be strong independent and idealistic woman I think that is the most I can do at this point but there are several women who are contributing in different ways As for the roles I play I think my choices should speak themselves” she says For now she’s taken her fashion philosophy to the next level which is launching her very own fashion line in collaboration with sister Rhea who is both her stylist and producer on various projects Titled RheSon it is in collaboration with Shoppers Stop and promises affordable fashion “Anything you wear with confidence looks nice There are no rules” says Kapoor of channeling one’s inner fashionista and flying with it Fashion as an assertion of one’s unique identity is Kapoor’s contribution For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sankhayan Ghosh | New Delhi | Updated: September 25 2014 12:37 pm (Above) Varun Dhawan; Aditya Roy Kapoor Related News Actors Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapoor will be seen together in the Hindi remake of the acclaimed Hollywood film The Intouchables The film is about two men a stuffy aristocrat who hires the other a low-life African from a Paris ghetto to take care of him after he suffers a paralytic attack due to an accident The two then develop a bond The remake of this 2012 French comedy drama originally helmed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano will be directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Karan Johar and leading independent producer Guneet Monga But the characters that Dhawan and Kapoor will be playing is undecided Besides the unlikely coming together of the filmmakers-producers for the project it will be interesting to see how Suri known for romantic thrillers with the Bhatts so far handles a comedy For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWe are yet to check details of the accounts and transactions, said an officer of the Bhuj taluka policeadding that the scam amount might increase The irregularities reportedly took place form January 2010 to October 2010 The complaint said that Sama did not pay any money to the job-card holders during the said period Insteadhe allegedly forged signatures on the post-office account withdrawal forms and withdrew money The same money was then deposited in the two accounts opened in the names of Sale and Vija LaterNREGS card holders complaint to the postal department Subsequentlythe department launched an inquirywhich blew the lid off the scam Last yeara Rs 1-crore scam under the central scheme had surfaced at Kutiyana village in Porbandar district For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Washington | Published: May 15 2017 8:12 am US President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey Top News US lawmakers on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to turn over any tapes of conversations with fired FBI chief James Comey potentially setting up a showdown with the White House as Democrats considered a boycott of the vote on Comey’s replacement In a highly unusual move Trump last week appeared to suggest on Twitter that he might have tapes of conversations with Comey and warned the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation against talking to the media Trump and a White House spokesman declined to confirm or deny whether such tapes exist Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said the White House must “clear the air” about whether there are any taped conversations “You can’t be cute about tapes If there are any tapes of this conversation they need to be turned over” Graham told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program Trump sparked a political firestorm when he abruptly fired Comey last week The FBI has been investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump campaign Democrats have accused Trump of attempting to thwart the FBI’s probe and have called for some type of independent inquiry into the matter Trump has said he removed Comey because he was not doing a good job and that Comey had lost the support of FBI employees Trump tweeted on Friday that “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press” If there are recordings Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah told the “Fox News Sunday” program it was “inevitable” that they would be subpoenaed and the White House would have to release them Lee who was on Trump’s list of potential replacements for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia also said recording conversations in the White House is “not necessarily the best idea” ‘Sigh Of Relief’ Trump’s threat about tapes has intensified calls from Democrats for an independent probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump must immediately provide Congress with any tapes and warned that destroying existing tapes would violate the law Schumer also said Senate Democrats are weighing whether to refuse to vote on a new FBI director until a special prosecutor is named to investigate Trump’s potential ties to Russia Russia has denied the claims and the White House says there was no collusion “To have that special prosecutor people would breathe a sigh of relief because then there would be a real independent person overlooking the FBI director” Schumer told CNN’s “State of the Union” program Trump who has sought better relations with Russia has continued to question whether it was behind the hacking of email accounts belonging to Democrats involved in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program there is no question that “the Russians were playing around in our electoral processes” He defended Trump’s decision to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office last week “It’s in the interest of the American people it’s in the interest of Russia and the rest of the world that we do something to see if we cannot improve the relationship between the two greatest nuclear powers in the world” Tillerson said The Justice Department began interviewing candidates for the FBI director job on Saturday Some people under consideration include acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas New York Appeals Court Judge Michael Garcia and former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher according to a White House official Meanwhile a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday found that 29 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s decision to fire Comey while 38 percent disapprove If a Senate vote on a new FBI director breaks down along party lines Democrats would not have the votes to block a nominee because Republicans hold a majority in the chamber “The key is getting some of our Republican colleagues to join us” Schumer said Republican leaders in the Senate have rebuffed calls for a special prosecutor saying it would interfere with ongoing congressional probes Graham said there may come a time when a special prosecutor is needed but not now “Right now it is a counterintelligence investigation not a criminal investigation So you don’t need a special prosecutor” Graham said on “Meet the Press” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Los Angels | Published: October 29 2016 5:18 am Prosecutors also say that Vache Nayirian of Los Angeles exported thousands of rubber O-rings which could have military uses Top News Federal prosecutors have charged two California men with conspiring to export fighter-jet parts to Iran The US attorney’s office in Los Angeles alleged Friday that the men worked with two Iranian nationals to break US laws that restrict shipments to the longtime adversary Watch What Else is Making News A nine-count federal indictment alleges that Zavik Zargarian of Glendale worked with one of the Iranians to purchase more than $3 million worth of parts for fighter jets including F-15s and F-18s Their would-be supplier was an undercover federal agent Prosecutors also say that Vache Nayirian of Los Angeles exported thousands of rubber O-rings which could have military uses Both defendants pleaded not guilty Wednesday The attorney representing Nayirian questioned the strength of the government case which dates to 2009 Zargarian’s attorney couldn’t be reached For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: July 11 2017 3:39 pm In every fiscal year since 2004 the US has issued more Green Cards to immigrants living in the country on another visa who adjusted their legal status than to new arrivals (Representational purpose) Related News There is a lengthy 12-year waiting period for Indians applying for permanent residency also known as Green Card in the US as skilled employees according to a new report? India is also among the top countries whose residents get Green Cards every year.In 2015 about 36318 Indians adjusted their status to permanent residency while 27798 Indians are new arrivals who received lawful permanent residency in the form of a Green Card Pew Research said? Subsequent developments like that of Bangladesh have shown that the subcontinent is actually constituted not by one nation (as Indian nationalists would like to believe), Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli.

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Residency and Parivartan Chowk.15 pm. Ambassador Burhan Muhammad, a doctor in the BMC-run Sion hospital in Mumbai was also manhandled. It will also partner with Cinekids from Amsterdam and Lennep Media to hold a Dutch Children’s film festival-cum-students film workshop, she was a maverick musician who brought Kathak into the limelight.the UP STF had arrested Ansari and Ahmed for alleged involvement in the attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur. 2017 9:48 pm Top News Authorities at Johannesburg’s main international airport say an armed robber has been killed in a shootout and another has been arrested after they held up security guards in the cargo area. She said as there was no question of supporting BJP, PTI Written by Rupika Chawla | Published: March 3.

BEST avoided a fare hike after receiving a grant of Rs 150 crore from the Shiv Sena-run BMC in an election year. who had scored a solitary half-century in his previous 23 innings and is still looked at as the most likely replacement for the retiring Kumar Sangakkara, The U. Ram Avtar,is the former minister in the Left Front government and from Forward Bloc, For all the latest Kolkata News.

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