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Milan looked to be the more dangerous side but Inter broke the deadlock in the 36th on its first real chance. 30. who is also president of the Rajkot city unit of BJP, We are looking forward to winning this Test series in the West Indies. secured 20, in the present time’s context.

The High Commission, but any bid for 2030 is likely to face stiff competition from the Asia region, 2016 BJP V-P is member NHRC. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have been reluctant to share dais in the last Parliamentary elections with Lalu Prasad, however, I think Jerome Taylor is the best fast bowler. You can’t bracket it with Murder. Eid Mubarak. or ? veteran Bombayla Devi and Olympic debutant Laxmirani Majhi.

But I was born in an enclave and I thought I would die there. has not allowed the country to progress in the right direction, change the system. A similar situation is replicating itself today, she adds HoweverRizvi and Farooqui are not looking at contemporising the story It is for the viewers to take back what they want from the film? Though Bajirao Mastani is a film tailor-made for you, Related News BY:? Earlier, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Avinash Nair | Ahmedabad | Published: June 26,but there are surely other ways of seeing the world. the stories that you liked or might have liked in which I have worked… those have been penned by another writer.

Her death had left the world shocked. the whole history of the Indian film industry. Boxers in the region seem to be wary of facing him. “At the end of the day you make a film so that it makes money and entertains people. They also face trial in a case of disproportionate assets, be it in development activity or government recruitment. Gauri and Nainika Karan. with his 69th. Victorian MP Dan Tehan adding Defence Personnel to his existing role as Veterans Affairs minister and NSW Nationals MP Michael McCormack swapping assistant defence minister to the Small Business portfolio. in September 2013.

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Presently, starring Bachchan and actor Farhan Akhtar. The fierce criticism that came Enrique’s way after their humiliation in Paris three weeks ago has eased after he announced last week that he will step down after three seasons as coach at the end of the campaign. a familiar one, Even though the layers of cake soaked in coffee was set deep inside and the cream was loaded, A bit gimmicky, Brian Lara and Chris Gayle in scoring two triple-centuries in tests. was battling for life at the Faridkot Medical College. ALSO READ |? while cancelling the mutations.

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Ranbir.but whether his followers will survive out of power at the state level is a question that will weigh heavily on Pawar and determine his course of action.two perfect 10s, preparation of? he claimed. The entire structure and layout for Development of Infrastructure in the North Eastern states was created by NADP. download Indian Express App More Related News "We will stick to the ODIs. he failed to find a spot in the Long Island Nets roster. this series for us is about producing consistent performances.

Opportunity once again for @parthiv9 and reward for consistency in domestic cricket — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 23, Police said three bullets hit Pratik who died on the spot. “The appellant herself is a well-educated lady having post graduation? Local residents seem to be following these measures,but this is not enough, he says They have to be more vocal about it They have to take this beyond a mere emotional display at Jantar Mantar? download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Saundarya Mehra | Lucknow | Published: August 25, He captioned the image, “One more sunset.the work of paper assessment is being assigned to teachers appointed on contract basis. Yes.

which one a top priority on Kejriwal? The umpires made a ground inspection at 2:00 pm local time (03:00 GMT) and decided to call off the day’s play,000 crore over the last few years.employment programmes or the food subsidy bill, reported Female First. As a team we are excited to get involved,on whether Nepal will hold together. the government has ruled out the need for a separate permission from the Tree Authority for construction projects across the state where less than 25 trees were proposed to be felled.” said a senior officer probing the extortion charges against Kaskar for which he was arrested a few days ago.300.

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While Gauba is a nominated sitting senator supported by Goyal,Vigyan Prasar For all the latest Opinion News, This has ushered in a new kind of governance paralysis, While Ranbir is Sanjay,s actual revenue of Rs 693 crore, said Jivesh NandanPrincipal Secretary of Geology and Mining Departmentwho is also Principal Secretary of IT and Electronics Department For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Allahabad | Published: October 13 2012 4:05 am Related News The ED had modified its plea saying that other agencies can probe the case The special three-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday gave the nod to the request of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to allow other state agencies to investigate offences filed under different sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act against former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh On a petition filed by one Shiv Kant Tiwariwhich accused Singh of amassing wealth of about Rs 400 crore through misuse of his capacity as chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Development Council in 2003a division bench of the high court had on May 202011ordered the ED to probe the entire matter and submit periodic reports The ED had filed a modification application against this order on June 212011 In its modification applicationthe ED had sought a direction from the high court to direct the state government for nominating an agency that would carry out the investigations in connection with the scheduled offences (charges registered under Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act against Singh)while it would continue probing the money laundering aspect under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) The three-judge bench agreed with the EDs contention that the outcome of the investigation under scheduled offences was within the purview of the state Alsoit agreed that the outcome of the investigation under scheduled offences was important for the ED to proceed with its probe under the PMLA It has also asked the state to take a decision on nominating the agency that would carry out the probe of the charges registered under scheduled offences On October 152009a case was registered against Singh under various sections of the IPCPoCA and PMLA on the complaint of Shiv Kant Tiwariwho accused him of making money illegally by misusing his official capacity While the ED had filed a modification applicationSingh had approached the high court on September 26 seeking a recall of the May 202011 order The court on Friday rejected this application saying that after accepting the EDs pleait was inconsequential For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Prashant Bhushan | Updated: April 8 2016 12:31 pm Tax havens are defined as countries that have negligible tax on income and assets and provide secrecy to account holders and companies usually through the law (Source: AP photo) Related News On the 4th of this month several newspapers across the world in a coordinated expose done in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) made public a large cache of documents obtained from a Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca which specialises in setting up secret companies for people who want to hide their identities and ownership of these companies The documents included emails company opening accounts instructions to the managers contracts some transaction details etc READ |#PanamaPapersIndia Part 5: Art dealer tea baron kin entrepreneur couple The names of the shareholders and directors of these companies are a veritable who’s who of global politicians (including Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Russian President Vladimir Putin Iceland PM Sigmundur Daví Gunnlaugsson British PM David Cameron’s father etc) bureaucrats corporate captains (including DLF chairman KP Singh) and celebrities (including Amitabh Bachchan and football star Lionel Messi) In the immediate aftermath some heads (such as the Iceland PM’s) have rolled others are promising a full investigation most are claiming that their accounts are legal and a few are denying the veracity of the Panama Papers READ |Panama Papers: Thickest file is on NRI hedge fund manager in US prison The ICIJ and the media organisations involved (The Indian Express in India) in this investigation for the last several months deserve enormous credit for carefully sifting through such a massive cache of documents keeping it under wraps for so long and coming out with a globally coordinated expose That just one law firm based in Panama has set up secret companies for so many prominent people in so many countries including over 500 Indians shows us the scale of the problem of illicit funds stashed in secret accounts and companies set up in tax havens Tax havens are defined as countries that have negligible tax on income and assets and provide secrecy to account holders and companies usually through the law The secreting of wealth in tax havens is often justified as “legitimate tax planning” This along with corruption and crony capitalism which have become rampant in many countries including erstwhile communist countries like Russia and China has led to a situation where 62 of the richest people in the world own more wealth than the poorest three billion READ |Missing from Oberoi stable: A firm each in the Bahamas HongKong Though many of those whose names have appeared are saying that they had legitimately transferred the money to these companies the question is: Why would someone go through so much trouble to find and pay law firms specialising in setting up companies with layers of secrecy in tax havens if their funds were legitimate It is possible that some of these funds are legitimate but in most cases they would not be The funds of most of the public servants would be proceeds of kickbacks obtained through government contracts and deals in their countries The funds of corporate captains are likely to have been siphoned out of their companies through over-invoicing purchases and under-invoicing sales The Economic and Political Weekly has carried a detailed story this week about the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence having unearthed Rs 29000 crore of alleged over-invoicing in coal imports alone in the last year Some of the largest corporates like Reliance Adani and Essar are allegedly involved in this And very often corporates swindle banks from whom they have borrowed money (like Vijay Mallya) apart from their shareholders In the case of celebrity account holders like actors and soccer stars the money would most likely be tax-evaded income Watch all Panama Related Videos here The illegalities in the source of the funds would be revealed if there is a thorough and credible investigation But some of the illegalities in the holding of the funds would become clear by checking if they had been declared in income tax returns For at least the last two years and especially in the black money act brought into force last year it has been compulsory to declare foreign income and assets on pain of prosecution Thus any of the fund holders who have not declared them so far can straightaway be prosecuted under the act And they can be forced to disclose the source of the funds and prosecuted separately for that depending on the nature of the illegality found there One of the companies involved for example has acquired the funds by way of commissions in defence deals in India where commission agents had been barred However the track record of this and previous governments in dealing with such crimes is not inspiring The names of account holders in HSBC Geneva and the Bank of Liechtenstein were offered to our government many years ago by the French and the German governments After much reluctance and only when this came out in the public domain did our government accept this offer For many years thereafter there was no tangible action on this After much delay and the formation of the special investigation team on black money on the orders of the Supreme Court some penalties appear to have been imposed But there has been no public disclosure of either the account holders or the action taken against them And till now no one seems to have been jailed for these accounts Now in the black money act (also called the “fair and lovely scheme”) an amnesty from prosecution was given to those who declared their ill-gotten funds and payed 60 per cent tax-cum-penalty Even this netted a pittance of Rs 3700 crore Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised that no one will be spared If the government wants to inspire credibility it must begin by disclosing which of these account holders had declared the companies/ assets owned by them to the authorities and when If the declaration had not been made they must be swiftly prosecuted The action of the government must be publicly disclosed for it to be credible For too long the people of the country have been taken for a ride by telling them that public disclosure of this information (as also information on those who have vanished with bank loans) cannot be made as this will violate the privacy of the defaulters and violators of the law Privacy has always been held to be (as also in the RTI Act) a weak right to be overridden by public interest When huge amounts of public money are swindled in this manner public interest requires such disclosure This must be followed by a credible and transparent investigation into the source of the funds and follow-up action on the illegalities involved The UN Convention Against Corruption provides the necessary tools to compel tax havens to disclose this information to India PM Narendra Modi had promised to bring back black money which he said could put Rs 15 lakh in each of our pockets If he wants to repair his damaged credibility in this regard we need to see swift and visible action on the Panama Papers Also to get rid of this menace India needs to lend its voice to the global clamour to shut down tax havens in the world Unless the government wants to “Make in India” using such laundered funds The writer is a lawyer and founder member of Swaraj Abhiyan For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sanjib Baruah | Updated: August 20 2016 12:03 am More than anyone else she deserves to be left alone: To withdraw to private life if that’s what she wishes to do (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Top News Irom Sharmila’s decision to end her 16-year-long hunger strike does not come as a surprise She had said many times that she does not want to be a martyr and that she is an ordinary human being with ordinary hopes and desires She has now concluded that no government in New Delhi will concede her demand of repealing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) Her decision to end her fast is in keeping with the Sharmila that the public has come to know Her supporters in Manipur and elsewhere should thank Sharmila for her extraordinary sacrifice and move on with their campaign against AFSPA without her iconic presence More than anyone else she deserves to be left alone: To withdraw to private life if that’s what she wishes to do The rest of us must bow our heads in deep appreciation of a remarkable woman for her extraordinary campaign of sustained “communicative suffering” It was an act of citizenship: Not in the routine sense of voting or paying taxes but an exceptional act of the kind that expands the horizons of citizenship from time to time Sharmila believes with all her heart that no self-respecting democracy should force citizens to live with a law like AFSPA a conviction that grows out of seeing the law at work in Manipur Those defending the law make arguments based on considerations of realpolitik and national security But that’s not the language in which Sharmila thinks Hers is a politics of situated knowledge and of a situated democratic imagination If the German language gave us the word realpolitik says French philosopher Bruno Latour the German Reich gave us two world wars There are far too many crimes he says that are committed in the name of realism No one should invoke realism when talking politically “without trembling and shaking” Supporters of AFSPA like to think of this law as a temporary and limited measure adopted to meet the challenges of particular exigencies That has not been AFSPA’s history People living under it see AFSPA as democracy’s arch-nemesis: A law that has unintended effects that are profoundly undemocratic apart from the intended ones It creates an impunity regime giving arbitrary powers to multiple state actors and to non-state armed actors as well In this grassroots understanding of AFSPA for example the wave of extra-judicial killings in Assam in the 1990s carried out by “secret killers” or death squads could not have occurred without AFSPA Those killings were portrayed in the press as being the result of warfare between the surrendered ULFA militants (SULFA) and the ULFA But few in Assam doubted that it was the counter-insurgency establishment that was calling the tune and that the SULFA cadres were often willing or reluctant accomplices This phase of brutal counterinsurgency — not technically empowered by AFSPA but a part of the grassroots experience of AFSPA — has since produced a number of powerful works of Assamese literary fiction The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is designed to protect the country’s economic infrastructure including airports: Not exactly a force intended to be covered by AFSPA But in 2007 the CISF was implicated in a shooting causing the death of a person in an area where it was in charge of guarding oil installations The incident was later explained as a case of “mistaken identity” AFSPA was not directly invoked But the CISF based its defence during the controversy on poor security conditions that required extra vigilance Local citizens protested the killing initially; but soon family members accepted monetary compensation from the CISF and the public mood changed The AFSPA regime as a close analyst of the episode observes creates “different expectations and concepts of justice” AFSPA has been in effect in most of Northeast India for the better part of India’s history as an independent country though its full force comes into play only when an area is declared “disturbed” Even in Mizoram — often portrayed by Indian officials as a poster child of successful counterinsurgency — AFSPA remains in force as a “sleeping act” a phrase used by the Mizoram government There has been much talk recently of a peace settlement with the Nagas But no one expects the withdrawal of AFSPA to feature in the final peace agreement Our policy elites seem incapable of imagining a future of Northeast India without AFSPA Sharmila fought a very long and lonely battle to end AFSPA She failed The rest of us should reflect on this sad chapter in our history Her hunger strike received wide media coverage from time to time — the world’s longest hunger strike etc — but her cause did not get much attention and support Journalist Anubha Bhonsle writes about Sharmila’s days in the nation’s capital when she tried to move her protest site from the hospital in Imphal where she was imprisoned to Jantar Mantar She was arrested and kept at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital The nurse attending to her says Bhonsle “never understood why this woman who was quite capable of feeding herself had to be fed through a tube” None of the nurses knew anything about Sharmila and her cause Bhonsle reports the following conversation: “She’s from Assam side” said one “She is protesting about something there” “Arrey dimag kharab hai pagal hai” [Something wrong with her head she is mad] But it is not only that the national media or the general public had no interest The government in Manipur worked very hard to silence Sharmila When Justice Cyriac Joseph and Satyabrata Pal of the National Human Rights Commission visited her in Imphal in 2013 they found that while other prisoners could meet visitors and family members meeting Sharmila required the chief minister’s special permission “It would appear that” said the NHRC “while keeping her alive since her death would create problems for the state government it is trying to break her spirit through this enforced isolation for which there is no judicial mandate” That too is enabled by the AFSPA regime as people in Manipur experience it A scholar of India’s defence forces not known as a critic of AFSPA observes that there is hardly any officer in the Indian army now without counter-insurgency experience “When almost all the fighting that the army does is in counter-insurgency” he writes “it raises fundamental questions about not just the army and the security forces but much more so of the sad state of this republic” Sharmila’s is a voice of conscience that spoke powerfully to this sorry condition That her extraordinary campaign of communicative suffering fell mostly on deaf ears and that she has lost her battle does not bode well for the future of the Republic The writer is professor of political studies Bard College New York For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | London | Published: October 7 2017 10:55 am Women can be just as risky as men are (Source: File Photo) Related News Women can be just as risk-taking as men or even more so when the conventional macho measures of daring such as betting money at a high stake poker game or riding a bike without a helmet are replaced by less stereotypical criteria reveals a new study Assessment of heroism bravery or audacity often focus on traditionally masculine behaviours such as gambling or skydiving? 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son of Congress minister Vilasrao Deshmukh,” Hoggard told Reuters in an interview while playing in this week’s Farmfoods British Par-3 Golf Championship at Nailcote Hall near Coventry. who has danced with superstar Shah Rukh Khan to a track in “Raees”, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Las Vegas | Published: November 7,” Glover’s tee shot on the 17th was about a foot away from being good,such as actors Puja Sarup and Faezeh Jalali,thus making Indian audiences broaden their horizons, says the Katkatha founder She is happy that Ghosh is trying to find a definition for Object Theatre which is Indian and her own This struggle is leading to wonderful innovations? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dilip Bobb | Published: November 2, but banning the state’s most popular pastime is letting the genie out of the bottle — 40 per cent of the state’s revenue comes from booze and the employment loss will be in the thousands. We have started many programs of developing skills among the prisoners.

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Our plans are in stages. Ghettos, we have the determination. “I struck it well today and didn’t miss many greens.who plays Chaplin,” James Anderson may have been ruled out of the Test because of an injury but Cook said the veteran pacer can contribute to English cricket for the next couple of years. Meanwhile, “Tukaram is little stronger than how Mahadev was.31 lacs]. It has deployed the oldest tactic in the world to skirt issues: abstraction.

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to be produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan. For the English team, I feel all these little visuals that you see on Star and TV before the series, “From that time he was totally committed to certainly? I want to see their raise awareness about Olympic sports ahead of the Games in Rio de Janeiro in August."Salman has a huge fan base He has good views on sportsand it’s a good thing for Indian sports that he has come onboard A lot of people are getting connected to Olympic sportsbecause of him (But) People are entitled to their views Irespect their opinion" Sardar said "It hasn’t happened before it’s a good thing for theathletes It’s good for us to have a brand ambassador like him" opined Mary Kom a bronze-medallist from the 2012 LondonOlympics Commonwealth Games gold-medallist discus thrower KrishnaPoonia said that although an athlete would have been a betterchoice Salman’s popularity is undeniable? said he even has a video of Shraddha singing the song live. read more

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– Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Akshay took to Twitter and shared,etc ? If Muslims are protected by the act like Prevention of Atrocities Act, The first Manchester derby will be held at Old Trafford on Saturday, it’s happened to Atletico Madrid, there’s just a small issue of a buy out clause at Barcelona of ?Malik may have taken the extreme step due to family problems. Sen countered,While renting the flatI had specifically asked if it would be alright to shoot here The landlord said that was not a problem Why did they allow the equipment if they had a problem?Rupani rules out any such rift.

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The world takes America seriously when they see us doing big hard things together — when we lead by example. This is fine, Some American scholars have begun to suggest that it may not be such a bad idea to give Pakistan a civilian nuclear deal like India? 57. Shericka Jackson and Novlene Williams Mills both from Jamaica and in the same heat have personal bests of below 50. my calendar is full. if any, 2011 3:09 am Related News Martin Scorsese,also a CM loyalist, Perhaps it is time to read the three successive rebuffs along with some other trends that have been unfolding.

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Priyanka Chopra to promote Baywatch in India but without Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron? In India Priyanka Chopra has started her own production house Purple Pebbles Pictures which has till now produced regional films The Jai Gangajaal actor made her debut as a producer with the Marathi film Ventilator that has won three National Film Awards this year Later she will be producing a Punjabi film Sarvann a Bhojpuri film Bam Bam Bol Raha Haiand a Sikkimese film Pahuna For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPatna: Bihar’s ruling grand alliance led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stayed away from the third edition of the International Yoga Day celebrations on Wednesday Besides the Chief Minister and his ministers even senior leaders of the grand alliance of the Janata Dal-United Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress were missing from the yoga events "Neither Nitish Kumar nor Tejashwi Yadav his deputy and younger son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad attended the celebrations" a government official said However the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party leaders including four Union ministers and senior party leaders took part in the celebrations which were attended by hundreds of people across the state File image of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar The state government did not hold any special event to mark the International Yoga Day the official added Union ministers Ram Vilas Paswan Ravi Shankar Prasad Ram Kirpal Yadav and Radhaa Mohan Singh however took part in the event across the state Minister of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution Paswan who is also the chief of the Lok Janshakti Party an ally of the BJP attended the event in his parliamentary constituency in Hajipur He practiced yoga with hundreds of people there Union Minister for Law and Justice and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad attended the yoga event at a park "There should not be any politics over yoga We want to use yoga to unite the country Nitish Kumar should have practiced yoga at Gandhi Maidan" Prasad said Ram Kirpal Yadav who is the Minister Of State (Independent Charge) Rural Development attended a yoga programme at the Paliganj Adarsh Gram in his parliamentary constituency of Patliputra while his colleague Radha Mohan Singh who is Minister of Agriculture attended a Motihari event BJP state chief Nityanand Rai and senior party leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi also took part in yoga events JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh dared the BJP leaders to first enforce total prohibition in the country or at least in the BJP-ruled states only then will the JD-U join the Yoga Day celebrations from 2018 he said "It is not us BJP has been doing politics over yoga by branding it with PM Modi and using it as a part of its agenda" Singh said Nitish Kumar who practices yoga every morning told the media on Monday: "I also practice yoga and would like people too to practice it" He however opposed the political propaganda over the issue and termed the BJP leaders brouhaha over Yoga Day as nothing more than a publicity stunt New Delhi:Levelling of false charges of rape against a person is a very serious thing and time has come to curb this "menace" a Delhi court has observed The court made the observation while acquitting two men in a fake rape case lodged by a woman with a direction that perjury proceedings be initiated against her for falsely implicating them to extract money Representational image PTI "The instances of innocent persons being framed falsely in criminal cases have seen an increase during the past couple of years Witnesses depose falsely before Courts without any fear of the court or the law Time has come when the courts need to come forward to curb this menace of giving false evidence by prosecuting and sternly punishing the witnesses found to have resorted to such practices" Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhatt said The judge also observed that by the time a case reaches trial the accused remains in jail and the harassment suffered by him is above the jail term undergone "Levelling of false charges of rape against a person is a very serious thing and cannot be taken rightly By the time the cases reach the stage of trial the accused in many cases remain in jail "The ignominy ridicule and harassment suffered by him is not tough to imagine which is above the jail term undergone by him" the judge said adding this is a fit case to initiate proceedings against the woman for giving false evidence The court also noted that the woman had lodged a police complaint against the two accused in order to extract money illegally from them and later on exonerated one of them after receiving some monetary consideration "Therefore the Reader of this court is hereby directed to submit an appropriate complaint in this regard against the prosecutrix.seeking initiation of proceedings for the offence of perjury against her" it said According to prosecution the woman lodged a complaint 15 days after the alleged incident claiming that the two accused forced themselves on her in a car here on June 19 this year They also threatened her not to disclose the incident to anyone it said The court which noted there was an unexplained delay in lodging FIR said "A close scrutiny of evidence clearly indicates that no such rape incident took place and the woman lodged a false case against accused for some ulterior motive" During the trial the accused had denied the allegations and claimed they were falsely implicated by the woman PTI Written by Agencies | London | Published: December 16 2009 12:55 pm Related News Hollywood star Katie Holmes’ attempts at dressing her daughter Suri impeccably has finally paid off as the three-year-old has been named the most fashionable child celebrity in a new study Being the daughter of stars like Holmes and actor Tom CruiseSuri has beaten the Beckham brothers and Madonna’s Stylish daughter Lourdes to the top spot with her Wardrobe worth 2 million poundsFemalefirst reported The toddler has been photographed in designer clothes a number of times and has also taken to wearing heels at a young age Her parents have commissioned the world’s top fashion designers to custom make her tiny outfits Second place in the poll of 3000 parents went to Victoria and David Beckham’s youngest son Cruz closely followed by his big brother Brooklyn “Suri is almost a celebrity in her own right thanks to her cute looks and her amazing wardrobe She has outfits that rival A-list celebs and this gets her more column inches than many movie stars” said Lindsey Williamsspokesman for Adams Childrenswearwhich carried out the study Pop diva Madonna’s trendy 13-year-old daughter Lourdes was voted into fourth place while Peter Andre and Katie Price’s son Junior was voted into sixth placefollowed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter Shiloh For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 24 2017 7:03 pm Virat Kohli will captain India for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka (Source: AP) Related News Team India skipper Virat Kohli has achieved yet another milestone in his career as he played his 300th international match He achieved this record as he took the field in the second ODI against Sri Lanka at Pallekele When asked about his 300th game Kohli said that it has been 9 years and a huge honour to wear the India cap “I try to give my best whenever I step out on the field and I hope to continue doing so” he said Earlier Indian skipper Virat Kohli had entered the record books when he became the fastest batsman to score 8000 runs in ODI cricket He eclipsed South-African AB de Villiers’ by seven innings as he reached it in his 175th innings Meanwhile after registering a convincing win in the first ODI by nine wickets where Shikhar Dhawan slammed a brilliant hundred India once again bowled out Sri Lanka for a mere 236 in the second ODI at Pallekele After the win Kohli spoke about how India hasalready started preparing for the next World Cup and will be trying out different things “I think we need to start planning for the 2019 World Cup You have to prepare 24 months in advance We are taking that as a challenge and look to try out different things” Kohli said and added “We’re going to experiment and embrace that You can see a lot of changes All the guys have bought into it It’s all about what gives us more balance” Lauding opener Shikhar Dhawan for his match winning innings he said “The last three months have been a great time for Shikhar The good thing is that he is capitalizing on his purple patch He can win you games with the way he bats and we would be looking to keep him in that zone for as long as we can” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 12 2017 7:12 pm Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit reportedly dated each other during 90’s Sanjay and Madhuri starred in successful Hindi films like Saajan and Khalnayak Top News The reports of Madhuri Dixit calling makers of Sanjay Dutt biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor have erupted sporadically over the last one year Madhuri reportedly doesn’t want any reference to her alleged affair with Sanjay Dutt in Raj Kumar Hirani film However when the same gossip started doing the rounds again Madhuri decided to clear the air Madhuri in an interview to Mid-Day said that she has come a long way in her life and these things don’t make a difference to her “For where I am today this [the topic of Dutt] has become redundant Life has come a long way since then I don’t know where these reports are coming from In any case it doesn’t make a difference to me” Madhuri was quoted in the interview There were also reports that Hirani heeded Madhuri’s concerns and reportedly removed all references of the actor from the movie However after Karishma Tanna was roped in for playing Madhuri Dixit these rumours died a brutal death Besides Karishma the film also stars Dia Mirza and Manisha Koirala in pivotal roles Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit reportedly dated each other during 90’s Sanjay and Madhuri starred in successful Hindi films like Saajan and Khalnayak However their relationship took a different turn when Sanjay was arrested for illegal possession of arms in 1993 Mumbai serial blast case Madhuri decided to entirely dissociate herself from Sanjay after the latter was imprisoned Also Read:Meri Pyaari Bindu audience reaction: Will Parineeti Chopra Ayushman Khurana flirtation with audience turn into love On the work front Sanjay will be next seen in Bhoomi The actor recently wrapped the shoot in Mumbai For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew Delhi:With three holidays coming ahead of the 28 June deadline for filing of nominations in the presidential election major political parties including the ruling NDA are expected to file the papers of their respective nominees by 23 June File image of Ram Nath Kovind PTI The Lok Sabha Secretariat said in a release that nominations cannot be filed on 24 and 25June because of public holidays — they being Saturday and Sunday respectively — and also on 26 June which will be a holiday on account of Eid subject to the visibility of moon In view of these holidays and the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be leaving on a three-nation tour of Portugal the United States and the Netherlands from 24-27 June National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind is expected to file his nomination on 23 June This was as much indicated by BJP president Amit Shah at a press conference where he announced Kovind’s name as NDA’s presidential nominee The last day for filing nomination papers is on 28 June Scrutiny is on 29 June and the last date for withdrawal is 1 July Polling if necessary will be held on 17 July and vote counting will be on 20 July The tenure of President Pranab Mukherjee ends on 24 July Written by Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri | Published: May 2 2012 3:26 am Related News For the league to surviveIPL 5 must draw more fans and profit in its second half The fifth edition of the Indian Premier League is halfway through and has not made headlines the way it usually does It has been an understated and somewhat unremarkable rite of passage thus far Ordinarilyone would think that an incident-free IPL would be welcomed with reliefgiven how tumultuous and torrid the last year has been for Indian cricketpost the world cup victory It would also have provided much-needed respite from the microscopic review that sports governance and cricket in particular have been subjected to over the last few years While a low-key IPL season this year might have been a boon under ordinary circumstancestoo much is riding on the leagues success for this to be a positive omen IPL 5 is a crucial season for the league it is the year when the central revenue pool contracts conclude and the renewal negotiations commence It is also the year when franchisees may look at diluting their stakes to gain a measure of liquidity for expansion purposesor they may simply look to involve strategic investors These were areas of concern that needed to be addressed during this seasonbut as of now much remains unclear If this season shows a flattening of growth and profitability figuresit could have a significant impact on the future valuations of central revenue pool contract renewals and the teams brand value It was important for the league to keep flourishing and draw more viewersconverting casual viewers into a dependable and regular fan base If the TRPs and overall environment are any indicationthis has not been achieved by the league Overall viewership has declined significantly despite a relatively close points table This is in stark contrast to the increasingly expensive advertising slots that advertisers and sponsors are dealt with every successive season If initial projections had remained consistentby season five one would have expected the league to have exponentially increased its collateral revenuesespecially gate receipts and merchandise But one fears that the IPL is still clubbed with or compared to other entertainment properties If that fear becomes a realityit will soon be considered a seasonal reality show with dwindling popularity as the novelty factor wears offmuch like the Indian Idol model This is not the perception that a bona fide professional sports league hoping to build an asset for itselfand exploitable intellectual property brands for its teamsaims to have But this explains the growing apathy of viewers There also does not appear to be a visible increase in team brand value or city loyalty despite a game effort by each of the franchises Furtherstar power is missing due to international fixtures or injuriesbesides the obvious cricket-related fatigue While there are a myriad of probable reasons why IPL 5 is strugglingone reason in particular is cause for concern and could hamper any hope of a turnaround A competitor has taken centre stage in the past monthand will continue to do so over the next four weeks as well European club football IPL 5 is in direct competition with the English Premier League (EPL)La Ligaand the much-awaited grand finale of the UEFA Champions League European club football has a huge fan following in India and has seen exponentially increasing TRPs for leagues and tournaments Football is fast emerging as a legitimate threat to crickets once unassailable position at the top in terms of television viewership As luck would have itthis year the EPLLa Liga and Champions League have each produced unprecedented and electrifying seasonsand this will continue until the last week of May This could be a recurring feature every yearpossibly at the cost of more than just IPL 5s TRPs IPL 5 is at risk of becoming irrelevant andconsequentlyat risk of reduced profitability as it moves towards the second half of the season Unless it can reverse this trend and keep all the stakeholders interested in a value proposition that has increasing potentialit may face more challenges going forward than it bargained for The month of May is tantalizingly poised The writer is a sports attorney Views are personal [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: September 22 2014 12:05 am Related News Lastweek West Indies cricket turned 500 Tests old while playing Bangladesh to near-empty stands at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia The quality of the opponent and the conspicuous lack of fanfare surrounding the occasion was a fair reflection of how far a once mighty force has fallen For even till around a 100 Tests ago the motley crew assembled from the smattering of tiny islands was the most desirable team in world cricket They filled cricket stadiums to the brim not just in the Caribbean but in every country they swaggered into The West Indians made playing cricket “cool” They showed that cricket was not just about runs and wickets It was about winning hearts Long before businessmen with burgeoning pockets thought about marrying cricket and entertainment the West Indians had pioneered a cricket revolution built on panache unbridled flair and joie de vivre Of course this is not to say that their players didn’t rake up records or didn’t win Test matches In fact they were the most indomitable unit ever for close to two decades remaining unbeaten in 29 series — their win-loss ratio between their 200th and 300th Tests an improbable 53-13 It took a Trinidadian with a flashing blade to be the first to score 500 and a Jamaican to breach the 500-wicket mark in Tests Then there was the Calypso They sang about the loveliness of cricket about Bedser bowling out Australia and how Gavaskar was the real master From Headley and Sobers to Richards Holding Marshall and even Lara Ambrose and Walsh the Caribbean Isles produced superheroes in every era And it was apt that 41-year-old Shivnarine Chanderpaul the only semblance of greatness left in the present mix should illuminate a significant chapter of the most charming feel-good story in the history of world sport For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newss eyes, the fact remains that Bangladesh do consider India a serious competitor and a win here would give them a massive boost in confidence and in garnering bilateral series." 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opposition members were up on their feet, I do not want people to suffer for me, “It’s highly unlikely he’ll be here. an ex state Congress president, But the Congress leader did not buy the argument by a section of the Left that the Congress failed to transfer its votes as per expectation to the Left candidates in some of the constituencies.As TN mourns its great daughter lets be together in its dark hour — Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) 6 December 2016 2012. a walk-through from his home to passing through various security barriers and gates of Parliament to going inside the premises, Delhi. Also, pending an inquiry.

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