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artists like the Delhi-based Pushpamala N.the CETPs were not doing their best while dealing with effluent treatment.said the I-T survey was carried ? download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: November 9, But instead of searching for a veteran manager,#HappyRamNavami #JaiShriRam!! pictwittercom/9Qlf4bUJWg — Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) April 4 2017 “Yes he is the Bhishma of Randamoozham We aren’t taking any cinematic liberties with the character for the movie he will be playing the role as it is in the book” Sreekumar was quoted in an interview with Times of India Mohanlal in an interview with a Malayalam channel said that scripting of Randamoozham — an adaptation of Vasudevan Nair’s novel of the same name — is completed The pre-production process is currently in progress The movie will have two parts and the overall budget of the project will be around Rs 600 crore Also Read:Model says Hrithik Roshan is ‘friend mentor’ He asks ‘who are you and why are u lying’ Amitabh Bachchan will also be seen in Sarkar 3 Director Ram Gopal Varma earlier wrote on Facebook “My belief is that a mistake I made in Sarkar Raj is that I downplayed Sarkar’s character in comparison to Shanker I overlooked the fact that Sarkar was Sarkar because of Sarkar and then instead of making Shanker into a Sarkar I killed Shanker I have consciously tried to correct that mistake in Sarkar 3 and achieve a bigger high in it than Sarkar” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsAt one time he was the poster boy of Indian politics Not only did he slay the villain of Bihar’s "jungle raj" in 2005 by rounding up lawless elements after winning an election and launching social and economic development projects he also scored another resounding electoral victory in the company of a new set of friends including the "villain" in 2015 It appeared at the time that he could do no wrong So much so that he was seen as a possible prime ministerial candidate of the "secular" front But then the rise and rise of Nitish Kumar came to an abrupt halt He remains Bihar’s chief minister but the halo round his head has frayed The reason is not only his switching of friends in what is seen as an exercise in crass opportunism but also his pursuit of policies which are out of sync with the modern world and threatens to reinforce Bihar’s reputation for backwardness by turning the entire state into a virtual dehat or village The first step in this bucolic direction was the imposition of prohibition which has robbed Bihar’s clubs hotels and intellectual watering holes of cosmopolitanism Now Nitish Kumar has taken yet another step backwards by demanding 50 percent reservations for the backward castes in the private sector File image of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar Reuters To begin with the second step it is obvious that by threatening to take the quota system to such an absurd level the chief minister has scotched any hope of industrial growth in a state which is crying out for investment In 2012 Bihar received investment proposals worth Rs 24000 crore In the post-liquor ban period they have dropped to Rs 6500 crore If his new ally Prime Minister Narendra Modi had any hope therefore of making Bihar the beneficiary of his Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas goals he can bid it goodbye Nitish Kumar’s latest pitch in favour of the backward castes is all the more strange because he cannot seriously expect that his proposal will pass muster at the judicial level Like most Indian politicians he is more interested in posing as a champion of whichever group he is courting at a given moment than in adopting measures which have a reasonable chance of success He merely wants to impress his targeted audience by showing that he did make an honest effort but was stymied by the "system" Whether it is prohibition or reservations Nitish Kumar’s ploys tend to underline crafty political manoeuvres rather than any genuine intention of acting in the state’s interest Unfortunately for the Janata Dal (United) leader his gambits are too palpable to deceive anyone In the case of the reservations it is clear that Nitish Kumar is still battling his old adversary-cum-ally-cum-adversary Lalu Prasad Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Since Nitish Kumar belongs to a numerically small and politically less influential caste – the Kurmis – than the RJD’s powerful Yadavs he has never been at ease in Lalu Prasad’s company whether at the time of their camaraderie during Jayaprakash Narayan’s anti-Congress movement or when they were a part of the state government after the 2015 election victory The focal point of Nitish Kumar’s political career has been to establish himself as the foremost leader in the state Lalu Prasad’s conviction in the fodder scam case enabled Nitish Kumar to be the No 1 in the Janata Dal (United)-RJD-Congress government But he appeared to be forever looking over his shoulder to check whether he was being undermined by the RJD which has more MLAs than the Janata Dal (United) Prohibition was the policy which he embraced to win over the lower middle class and rural women to his side But predictably the liquor ban has led to an increase in drug abuse with 25 per cent of the cases in de-addiction centres now dealing with the users of cannabis inhalants and sedatives Unlike prohibition which is not aimed at any caste the demand for the 50 percent reservations is intended by Nitish Kumar to bolster his position vis-a-vis Lalu Prasad since both are intent on playing the backward caste card It is also a message to his partner in the government the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) about the importance of the quota system for the chief minister especially when the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is in favour of doing away with reservations altogether When Bhagwat expressed his views during the 2015 election campaign the BJP quickly distanced itself from them for fear of losing the backward caste and Dalit votes Even then the BJP’s reputation as a brahmin-bania party remains intact Besides it is now more focused on playing the nationalist card than on wooing the backward castes Nitish Kumar must have thought therefore that the time was ripe for him to up the ante on the caste issue if only to let the BJP know that he cannot be marginalised as the BJP has been tending to do since tying the knot with the Janata Dal (United) But whatever his intention Nitish Kumar cannot but be aware that his position is much weaker now than when he was in the "secular" camp Nor is there any chance that he will regain his earlier status any time in the near future Written by Pallavi Chattopadhyay | New Delhi | Published: July 19 2016 7:13 pm Taking selfies is all about the angles (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News Highly intrigued by the name of the workshop “The Art of Selfies” I turned up at Experimental Arts Gallery at India Habitat Centre a few days ago where the focus lay on our current generation’s favourite past-times and point of obsession – clicking selfies A high social networking addict hooked to posting selfies on the go as I entered the first-of-its-kind day-long workshop with photographer Parthiv Shah with a sceptical frame of mind I came out with a better sense of the various possibilities of the selfies Part of the year-long photography festival Habitat Photosphere Shah shed light on the selfie trend managing to even reach space when Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide turned the camera on himself during his expedition in space in 2012 at the International Space Station His selfie encompassing the sun the Earth and portions of a robotic arm and a spacesuit set against the darkness of space opened up a world of looking at selfies as a gateway of creating a piece of art that could be put on a wall much like a self-portrait Following are a few tips I – along with the youngsters who are experts of the art and the selfie-challenged 70-year-olds – learnt at the workshop to help equip ourselves with the right skills in putting our best face forward: 1 Look beyond the face: A selfie does not necessarily have to revolve around the face It could serve as an insight into one’s personality likes surrounding holiday clothing or could also be a quick try at abstract photography One of the audience members took a selfie of their finger pointing towards a ceramic sculpture of the fossil remains of a fish stationed at the venue to convey her interest in ceramics Shah also displayed the photograph of a traveler who with the help of his selfie stick shot the sculpture of a war hero seated on a horse in the background during his backpacking Europe trip and simultaneously managed to capture himself with his entire backpack in the frame Let your selfies do the talking Here I took a selfie in the newsroom well mainly because that’s where I am most of the times 2 Eliminate the double chin: For those who hate the thought and sight of looking at their double chin caught within a fraction of a second in their phones can move the phone is varying angles by moving the hand left to right from 0 to 180 degrees to get the best angle for a better frame 3 Eyes indirect: Try not to look directly into the camera as it give the impression of the eyes squinting at the centre and makes the subject appear funny Instead look into the camera side ways for a better impression 4 Do a Mona Lisa: Much like an artist’s portrait try not to have the full-face facing the camera Step into the artist’s shoes and much like Van Gogh’s or Mona Lisa’s portrait show only three-fourths of your face 5 Up top: Last but not the least one of the best angles to click the selfie is not at arm’s length but instead from top Of course these are many other ways of decoding the perfect selfie but these tips could come in handy the next time you are thinking of making your selfies a little more interesting and less ordinary For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Chennai | Published: August 16 2017 9:32 pm The third edition of PBL will also see the 11-point format make way for 15 point format (Source: PBL India Twitter) Top News Two new teams — Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Guwahati Eastern Warriors are set to be part of the third Premier Badminton League (PBL) scheduled to be held from December 22 to January 14 next year The league which is organised annually by Badminton Association of India (BAI) in association with Sportzlive will be an eight-team affair from the upcoming season The Ahmedabad team owned by Padmanabh Sports Pvt Ltd a subsidiary of Padmanabh Industries Ltd The upcoming season will be played in four cities in a rolling format with the final being hosted by Chennai “As I welcome Ahmedabad and Guwahati on board PBL Season 3 it is a great thing for the league and the sport in the country” said BAI President Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma “I would like to thank the new owners and welcome them into the BAI family I would also like to congratulate SportzLive and believe that together we can take to badminton to unprecedented heights” The third edition of PBL will also see the 11-point format make way for 15 point format and there will be single match a day to drive more footfalls at the stadium and viewership on TV “This Season we have two additional teams and a longer window and we are confident that Badminton fans in Chennai will be up for an exciting time We will also be hosting the Final in Chennai and are confident that the way the sport has seen response PBL Season 3 will only grow bigger and better” said Atul Pande Executive Director of SportzLive The league which offers a prize purse of Rs 6 Crore was a six team competition last year with Delhi Acers (Delhi) Mumbai Rockets (Mumbai) Awadhe Warriors (Lucknow) Hyderabad Hunters (Hyderabad) Chennai Smashers (Chennai) and Bengaluru Blasters (Bengaluru) vying for the top honours Chennai led by Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu clinched the title in the second season in January For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 10 2017 5:03 pm Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (File) Top News Opposition Members of Parliament in West Bengal have accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of “putting pressure” on the administration to stall the release of funds earmarked for them under a Central scheme for development work in constituencies A recent government report shows that many opposition MPs in the state are still to get funds under MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) but money is flowing in for members of the Trinamool Congress The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation’s MPLADS status report for West Bengal reveals that most Trinamool Congress MPs have received money from the Central government scheme for 2017-18 while some in the opposition have not been able to utilise funds for 2014-15 A sum of Rs 5 crore is given to each MP in two installments every year under MPLADS for development work The funds are disbursed by nodal agencies controlled by district officials after MPs submit their project reports Congress MP from Baharampur Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury who is yet to get the second installment of Rs 25 crore for 2015 -16 claimed the state government was putting pressure on the nodal agencies to delay the release of the funds “Even if project reports are submitted the district officials deliberately delay the process to tarnish the image of Congress MPs in the eyes of the common people This is political vendetta” Chowdhury told PTI A Trinamool Congress MP who did not wish to be named shrugged off the opposition claims “We do not even wish to comment on this” he said A letter from the ministry was sent to the principal secretary of Planning government of West Bengal on August 21 asking it to direct all nodal agencies to furnish documents that would enable the ministry to release the pending funds for Bengal MPs CPI(M) MPs Mohammad Salim and Badaruddoza khan were yet to receive their first and second installments for 2016-17 and 2015-16 respectively as the nodal agencies had not sent the utilisation certificates for 2015-16 and 2014-15 Utilisation certificates are sent by the district nodal agencies to the Centre after the fund has been utilised stating what project the MP used it for Salim alleged that “clear instructions” had been given to the district administration to slow down the process of releasing funds till the Panchayat elections which are due in 2018 “Even if some officials are trying to do their job the Mamata Government is bent upon transferring them” he claimed Central minister and BJP Lok Sabha MP from Darjeeling S S Ahluwalia too has not been able to get the first installment of funds for 2015-16 as his utilisation certificate for 2014-15 has not been provided to the Centre by the nodal officers According to the status report a few Trinamool Congress MPs’ work has also been affected MPs Kunal Ghosh and Mukul Roy both said to have been sidelined by the party have not yet received funds for 2014-15 In 2015 Roy was removed as party general secretary after his name came up in the Saradha chit fund case Ghosh who was arrested and jailed for three years in the case moved the Calcutta High Court last year seeking direction to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation on the utilisation of his MPLAD funds “Even if the funds are slowly being released the backlog of three years will take a long time I have submitted all the project documents but I am still facing total non-cooperation from nodal agencies” he told PTI In the ruling party celebrity politicians have fared better than the others The record shows that Lok Sabha MPs and filmstars Deepak Adhikari popularly known as Dev Moon Moon Sen and Sandhya Roy are due for the second installment of funds for 2016-17 or 2017-18 For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top News according to the report. to tough financial sanctions, (Source: Express File) Top News Bengal bowlers were frustrated by No 10 Krishnamoorthy Vignesh and No 11 Thangarasu Natarajan as they added 38 runs for the unbroken final wicket stand to ensure three points for Tamil Nadu in a Ranji Trophy group A encounter. “For them.

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