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Have fun boman sir. happy to be back in my city. #Mumbaikar” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: AFP | London | Updated: July 9 2017 1:02 am Yasir Shah has an impressive record in Test cricket and has been part of Kent in the County Championships Top News The MCC finally announced the 11 players who will complete the line-up for their match against Afghanistan at Lord’s Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah was named in the line-up which will play the new Test nation on Tuesday Yasir has an impressive record in Test cricket and has been part of Kent in the County Championships The leg-spinner has taken 14 wickets in 26 Tests and will join former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq in the 50-over per side game “Yasir joins the MCC team as the final piece in the jigsaw for this match and we are delighted he is able to play in this historic fixture” said MCC head of cricket John Stephenson in a club statement “With Afghanistan having recently been awarded Test match status it is fitting that they will make their Lord’s debut in this match and we hope that many of their UK-based supporters are able to see them in action” the former England batsman added The MCC team will be captained by former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum The team also has big names like former West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara McCullum who led New Zealand to 2015 World Cup final in Australia is currently part of Middlesex for the county cricket’s T20 Blast His MCC side also includes England’s two big names in Samit Patel and Chris Read Both Patel and Read were part of the winning Nottinghamshire county team which won the One-Day Cup at Lord’s last week On the other hand Afghanistan will have spinner Rashid Khan and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi Both played the Indian Premier League for Sunrisers Hyderabad Afghanistan have been recently awarded Test status by ICC For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 18 2017 10:10 am Koffee with Karan: Priyanka Chopra spills the beans on her love life and at the same time is worried about her mother watching the episode Related News After being quizzed by talk show hosts like Jimmy Kimmel Chelsea Handler and Ellen DeGeneres now is the turn for Bollywood’s ‘desi’ girl Priyanka Chopra to get grilled on the ‘desi’ celebrity talk show Koffee with Karan by Karan Johar And with the promos out we must say the Quantico star has a lot to reveal In the new promo shared by Star World on Monday Priyanka spills the beans on her love life and at the same time is worried about her mother watching the episode Karan asks Priyanka a series of questions as they play the Koffee shots and Priyanka’s assertive replies to these will surely leave you stunned Karan enquires from Priyanka if she had taken a shower with her partner madeout with the lights on and kissed an ex after she broke up In reply to all of these Priyanka gulped down the Koffee shots one after the other When Karan asks whether she ever had phone sex Priyanka bursts out lauging and said “My mother better not watch this show” She downed another Koffee shot in reply to the question WATCH VIDEO |Exclusive Interview With Karan Johar What happens when a global movie star meets the maestro of ‘personal questions’ on #KoffeeWithKaran @priyankachopra @oppomobileindia pictwittercom/TyQI2b6aO6 — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) January 16 2017 The earlier promo saw Priyanka’s GK being put to test Though her laughter in reply to every question has put us in a doubt whether she will be able to pass the quiz with distinction or not Also read |Koffee With Karan: Priyanka Chopra’s GK is being tested Will an Alia Bhatt moment happen Watch video Karan was all praises for the global Indian star as he introduced Priyanka to his audience as “phenomenal star global movie star red carpet rocker and the biggest news-maker of our times Priyanka Chopra” After being a master of talk shows Priyanka also does not miss on pulling Karan’s leg as he says that the purpose of his show is not to come out with any herculean secretsFrom the promos the episode which is to be aired on coming Sunday is already a hit among the followers of the show Despite her solo appearance on the show it seems Priyanka has set a benchmark for the other stars yet to appear on the show For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Dubai | Published: January 17 2017 9:57 pm Raees directed by Rahul Dholakia is slated to release on January 25 Top News Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his Raees co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui will visit Dubai ahead of the film’s release to promote the action thriller Raees directed by Rahul Dholakia is slated to release on January 25 According to a report in Khaleej Times Shah Rukh and Nawazuddin will visit Bollywood Parks a first-of-its-kind theme park and will later visit the Night Court of Arabian Center where they will meet and greet fans The team is likely to be here for a two-day visit said a source in the know of developments But it is not yet clear if Pakistani actress Mahira Khan who features in a pivotal role in the movie will be part of the Dubai promotions Shah Rukh had last month assured Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray that Mahira will not come to India for promoting the film This came after the MNS had strongly protested against hiring of Pakistani actors by Indian filmmakers following the September 18 2016 Uri attack that left 19 Indian soldiers dead Dubai is also a place close to Shah Rukh who had last month also featured in a #BeMyGuest film by Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) inviting people to be his “guest” at the city of sun sand and adventure He also owns a house here Also Read:On Javed Akhtar’s 72nd birthday birthday wishes and a special party is in theworks Meanwhile Raees makers will be releasing its original sound track separately in the music album The film’s director Rahul Dholakia says the source of inspiration was the Sholay album “I was a kid when ‘Sholay’ released but I do remember listening to Gabbar’s theme and the iconic dialogues on radio So when the idea came up about the original soundtrack (OST) I was most excited” Dholakia said in a statement For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shekhar Gupta | Updated: June 6 2014 9:59 pm Rajiv Gandhi and actor Amitabh Bachchan beside the body of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Related News When Delhi was on fire — a burning necklace of death a mile around Rashtrapati Bhavan killer mobs given a furlough by the police local government and the Congress party narrow Trilokpuri lanes piled with half-burnt bodies The embers still burn The assassination of Indira Gandhi caught me on the wrongest foot possible: in transit from New York to New Delhi I was returning from a six-week fellowship of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) in the New York Times newsroom at New York and with its Washington bureau suitcases laden with the usual gifts and goodies you brought along from your first visit overseas those days: clothes minor gadgets shoes books and toys for my three-year-old Desperately homesick I climbed down from the Air India jumbo to see ground staff go through their motions as if in mourning Indira Gandhi — one of them a Sikh said — had been assassinated by her bodyguards and riots had broken out in the city That he said explained the dark columns of smoke you could see in the distance even from the airport Still one couldn’t be prepared for what unfolded on the ride home then in New Delhi’s southernmost middle class ghetto Saket There were mobs on the way — actually not mobs just small gangs with iron rods swords wolf-packs on the prowl — attacking shops and homes and burning what they could Another few hours and all of Delhi was like a battlefield with burning fires screaming people in conquest or in agony Or correction it wasn’t a battlefield It was or at least in several places like a city that had just been conquered by some awful hordes in medieval times Within 12 hours of Indira Gandhi’s death the story of her assassination by her two Sikh bodyguards had been overtaken by the reprisals against the Sikhs If one could see this on a 40-minute drive from airport to home so clearly what excuse could the government or the police ever have of having been taken by surprise by the rioting in intensity or spread Since this is one of the better covered and researched communal riots in India’s history — the finest coverage in fact was in The Indian Express and its sister Hindi daily Jansatta — let me not waste your time trying to recapitulate all that happened In any case so much was happening simultaneously in so many parts of the city that any reporter even one riding a nifty Enfield 200 could cover only that much of it But there are scenes and stories you cannot forget and the future generations must not be allowed to forget Because it is precisely because of our culture of evasion when it comes to our own collective crimes that as a nation and society we are not able to apply closure to the most tragic turning points in our history You want to know if the Congress at least at the local levels was involved I will repeat some stories I documented then: I witnessed a scene created by local Congress leader Dharam Dass Shastri (In 1993 the Jain-Aggarwal committee recommended registering a case against him and in 2005 the Nanavati commission found “credible evidence” against him following which the Union home ministry ordered the CBI to reopen the case But nothing happened and Shastri is now dead) at the Karol Bagh police station as he protested against the arrest of Congressmen caught with property looted from Sikh homes Recover the property for sure he said but why arrest They are “not criminals” Brahm Yadav the Delhi Youth Congress president was far ahead of this too He protested against a joint army-police raid in Kodapur his block and you want to know the reason why He said a fair raid could not be carried out by a patrol led by a Sikh army officer assisted by another Sikh from the police One most significant fact about the rioting was how dramatically it all stopped the moment the first Army units moved in including Soviet-made BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicles The army had to hardly fire any shots make any arrests As the news of the army’s arrival spread the mobs decided to melt away They knew they were not dealing with Delhi Police any more which was incompetent where it wasn’t complicit and mostly absent some for predictable reasons like leave and some because of panic and indecision among the higher brass that somehow decided to tell the Sikhs in the force to stay out of trouble And Delhi Police Here is one of the scenes I witnessed and reported A mid-level police officer with a strong armed patrol sat on a chair picked up from a nearby house and watched coolly as a mob chased a group of Sikhs including women with sticks iron rods and swords while two of the panicked Sikhs fought desperately to keep them at bay with iron rods Why don’t you people do something I asked the officer How can I he said with mock helplessness I have a very small force Let’s wait for reinforcements There were tragedies to see and record across the city but none more heart-rending than the killings in outlying particularly east Delhi colonies where lumpens looted raped and killed not merely unhindered but often helped along by the police I reached Block 32 in Trilokpuri the trans-Yamuna near-slum on the second afternoon of the riots Its narrow lanes were piled with half-burnt bodies in the odd case a decapitated one I spoke with Jasmer Singh a survivor from a poorer section a real slum and she said “they would strike a man unconscious douse him with kerosene and touch him with a burning corpse It was also the first time — and hopefully the last — in India’s history that the rioters used the “necklacing” method of killing putting an old automobile tyre around the victim’s neck and setting it on fire One thing I can tell you from that unfortunate experience is that the most horrible and the longest lasting stench of all is the stench of burning flesh It doesn’t leave your head even after three decades have passed One thing I have never been able to understand fully is the exact motivation of the rioters Was it communal Maybe for some but you did not see so many religious symbols on the attackers no Hindu slogans and most significantly nobody reported a case of neighbours attacking neighbours Delhi in fact had more stories then of Hindu neighbours protecting the odd Sikh in their locality even at risk to their own lives Was it rioting Or rape or looting By the time the rioting had been on for 24 hours nobody could really say which was the main act and which the side show The very first trigger admittedly came from anger against the assassination It started outside All India Institute of Medical Sciences where doctors were trying to revive Mrs Gandhi The first to experience this was President Giani Zail Singh His motorcade was attacked his escort officer removed his turban in panic to avoid being identified and Trilochan Singh his widely popular press officer (and forever so even now) pulled out a seat cushion from his car to protect himself from the mob’s lathi blows But once it spread and it became evident that the police had no intention of intervening looters and arsonists came out in small bands This is when the more exclusive localities were targeted Along the radial roads emanating from Connaught Circus fires blazed as if in a properly choreographed show Furniture shops on Panchkuian Road were set on fire Paharganj Shiela cinema the abandoned Bangla Sahib Gurdwara though very ably defended by young Sikhs carrying iron rods lathis and the odd shotgun a glass-and-mirror shop where a Sikh lay dead impaled by shards of large glass sheets that rained on him as the shop was looted In the more central and generally less congested parts of Delhi looting was the primary motive South Extension market’s Perfection Silk and Saree House and Wings Shoes were looted and burnt The houses of two Punjab and Sind Bank chairmen Mohinder Singh and Bhai Inderjit Singh in Friends Colony (east) were looted and burnt In nearby Maharani Bagh mobs arrived with lists carrying numbers of rich Sikhs’ homes Again the purpose was loot and arson This then spread to Hauz Khas Vasant Vihar and Safdarjung Enclave In distant sleepy Saket where we lived mobs came in a neat row of three-wheelers as if in a procession and burnt down the very pretty new gurdwara leaving the granthi for dead He was later rescued by neighbours all of them Hindu On a drive back from my office to home one afternoon two of my women colleagues and neighbours Anita Kaul Basu and Anuradha Kapoor squeezed themselves on the pillion as no other transport was available We drove past the Chirag Dilli area and saw a beautiful new bungalow fully ablaze on the intersection of Outer Ring Road and what is now Josip Broz Tito Marg Anita who with her equally talented husband Siddhartha Basu runs a successful TV production house that produces Kaun Banega Crorepati was then expecting her first child as we were our second Both boys are now grown up and working for many years And we still cannot erase that image from our eyes or minds In fact the least celebrated story of those riots is also its most inspirational and reassuring It is of Hindu neighbours setting up vigils even in upper middle class localities and carrying out 24-hour patrols to protect Sikhs Mostly these were no more than motley groups of babus and other salaried professionals — including this reporter in G Block Saket — wielding anything they could find lathis walking sticks iron rods and hockey sticks the most effective weapon though in short supply I noted then that sometimes these patrols looked like excited teams of uncles and teenagers in some mohalla cricket match You also found what protection you could thick winter jackets (it was quite cold already at night) crash helmets anything These defenders would not have lasted if challenged by even half a mob with any persistence But the fact that these were never challenged that mobs saw even these and disappeared and then stopped targeting colonies that had this vigilante patrolling tells you the real story of the 1984 killings It wasn’t a communal riot in the classical sense there was no mass upsurge no widespread frenzy It was just three days out for the looters rapists and killers given a furlough by the police and the local government and of course the Congress party One fifth of the 30000-strong Delhi Police then was Sikh but it was not to be seen Of its SHOs 13 out of 66 and four out of 21 ACPs were Sikh Many of them were told to stay at home or stayed in headquarters They bitterly complained to us reporters that they were being treated like outcastes not wanted by the brass though willing to work even as they worried about their own families The most striking stories of police incompetence and casual complicity were brought by Rahul Bedi and Joseph Malliakan of The Indian Express In an inquiry later they accused then additional commissioners Nikhil Kumar HC Jatav and DCP Seva Dass of negligence Nikhil who later became an MP and governor was reported to have pleaded that he was on leave and merely visiting the headquarter so was no more than a guest artist Nikhil denied this later but the larger belief still remains that Delhi Police failed the uniform and until today nobody senior enough has been called to account Then you say why there is no closure on India’s tragedies ever That I do not follow the correct chronology and put the riots ahead of the assassination is a deliberate editorial call and not merely an admission of the fact that I was late on the assassination story Everybody was because as I had said earlier the riots had overtaken everything else even the assassination In fact even as the funeral procession made its way past New Delhi to the banks of the Yamuna rioting still raged But as after Operation Bluestar Roli Books again brought out The Assassination and After another contributory book for which I wrote the chapter on the assassination “Claws of Conspiracy” while Rahul Bedi wrote on the riots Arun Shourie on the militancy and Prannoy Roy who made his mark as a psephologist globally by calling the 1984 elections that followed the assassination and the killings wrote about them The conspiracy was later fully unravelled accused put to trial and convicted So there isn’t much left to tell now But I cannot forget the visit to Agwaan Kurd near the border enclave of Dera Baba Nanak in district Gurdaspur in Punjab where Satwant Singh the younger of the two assassins hailed from I remember his mother Pyaaro protesting her son could never do such a thing that he was such a Congress loyalist that even as a child he only played with Congress flags etc She even pleaded that they were not a family of traditional Sikhs that they believed in the Babaji of Radha Soami Satsang at Beas not so far away and further that Satwant Singh had visited it thrice seeking baptism as a Radha Soami I could see a mother’s desperation and no mother would ever believe anything else but that her child was never capable of committing murder and least of all of the woman he protected But that year of madness had made too many simple sane people do crazy unexpected things This election campaign was marked by a one-sided intensity not much different from Narendra Modi’s in 2014 But I dare say while it had the optimism of Rajiv Gandhi’s youth and his promise of the 21st century and the sympathy for his mother’s assassination it had stronger negative and even communal overtones than any seen in 2014 One slogan was Rajiv Gandhi ka ailaan nahin baneyga Khalistan The advertisement campaign designed by Rediffusion invoked iron rods and daggers etc as far-from-subtle metaphors to build insecurity and paranoia Nevertheless Rajiv Gandhi won a a majority of 415 and my one abiding recollection is his smiling gentle but devastating declaration of having reduced the opposition to a 10 (Janata) plus two (Jan Sangh) and 3 (Socialists) system as the tenure system of school/ college education was then described Almost exactly 30 years later now that wheel has turned full circle or more or less The BJP from 2 is now up to 282 the first time a party has won a majority since 1984 and in fact leads a coalition of 338 The Congress is down to 44 almost exactly living up to the dictionary definition of decimation It speaks for the BJP and two generations of its leaders’ remarkable resilience and political intellect that they have scripted such a revival But if it has taken India three decades to produce a full majority now it also underlines the year 1984 was [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Published: February 4 2012 3:29 am Related News Non-Congress states have performed better in the MGNREGA corruption index The Supreme Court has officially declared corruption in the 2G case All licences stand cancelled The 2G scam has been the most talked about corruption case in India Land grabs and mining are the other two areas of widespread corporate and public (bureaucrat and politician) corruption Less talked aboutactually hardlyis in the name of the poor corruption This is corruption in programmes meant for the poor Indeedwhen reference is made to the possibility of corruption in schemes like MNREGAthe refrain is Why are you criticising 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The release stated that these auctioned items were gifted to the CM on different occasions. which has been the tradition so far,so this is a good change to bond over old school games, he adds For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsChandigrah | Published: November 24 2013 2:38 am Related News The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed the Oriental Insurance Company to pay Rs 30000 compensation and litigation expenses of Rs 10000 to Hitesh Pahwaa resident of Himishikha-Pinjorefor being callous and insensitive in its conduct and deficient in service Pahwas complaint pertained to his vehiclewhich was used as a funeral van This van and two freezers were available free of cost for anybody needing them The van met with an accident while on serviceafter which Pahwa informed the insurance firm A surveyor from the firm inspected the damaged vehicle; obtained an estimate of Rs 144703 and authorised the agency to start repairs Howeverafter the repairthe agency sent a pre-invoice for Rs 211896 Seeing the discrepancythe complainant referred the matter to the companybut the officials allegedly refused to acknowledge his letter The complainant then negotiated with the agencywho reduced the amount to Rs140013 Hitesh again submitted his claim to the insurance company for Rs 146013 against which the insurance company settled the claim for Rs 52650 He later filed the complaint with the Forum The forum directed the company to reconsider the claimfailing which it would be liable to pay the balance amount of Rs 93363 along with the interest at the rate of 9 percent per annum For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: August 18 2012 2:53 am Related News A four-year-old boy sustained serious burns due to a sudden discharge of electricity after a short circuit in a high voltage transmission cable The boy was standing on the staircase of a commercial complex at Thergaon when another cable fell on the transmission line and caused the short circuitpolice said Eyewitnesses at Laxmitara Market near Dange Chowk in Thergaon said a large explosion like sound was heard from the staircase of the building Piyush Santosh Walunj (4) of Gajanan Colony in Tathawade was injured He was first rushed to a private hospital in Chinchwad and later shifted to Surya Hospital in Pune Doctors told police that the boy was out of danger but was kept under observation in the ICU Additional Commissioner of Police (North Zone) Sureshkumar Mekhla said”The control room got a call at 321 pm about an explosion like sound A team from Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) was pressed into action Primary investigation revealed that the explosion like sound was a sudden discharge of electricity after a short circuit in the 100-KV transmission line We suspect that the two wires came in contact with each other after another data cable passing over them fell down or momentarily came down And that resulted into a short circuit” Mekhla added they had also spoken to the authorities at the sub-station of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company They told us that a trip (a process in which the circuit is automatically switched off of excessive flow of electricity) was reported in the sub station We have also recovered burnt pieces of the cable that is suspected to have caused the accident” The impact of the discharge was so high that the marble fitted on the staircase was found broken Police said Piyush was with his parents who run a laundry shop in the commercial complex Sources with BDDS confirmed that no chemical was traced at the explosion site An eye-witness said”The boy’s parents were at some distance As soon as the explosion was heardthere was a panic in the area But police soon came to the spot and cordoned the area” For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: July 18 2012 3:29 am Top News The NRI woman Dolly Patelwho was allegedly raped in CID custodywrote a letter to Ahmedabad women police on Tuesday stating that she would give her statements only after they lodge an FIR in this case Patel was reacting to the notice put on her house in Vadodara and claimed she never went underground.as she was codenamed in photo-archives, While some see the attack as a decisive turn towards the Taliban in the war,the commissioner has the power to pull down the structure. A deep bench wins titles. Australian Federal Police said in a statement. That happens in midfield and 60 or 70 times it is not a free-kick. Relay catches — with one fielder tipping an aerial ball back over the rope and another catching it — are now routine.

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