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Malta 0) England will qualify if they win at home to Slovenia on Thursday while a draw will also do the trick if Slovakia fail to beat Scotland away. the report said.Taking this into account Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has urged the Pokemon developer to release the game in Brazil For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsJammu: Another batch of 1786 pilgrims on Tuesday leftJammu for the high-altitude Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in south Kashmir Himalayas Escorted by the CRPF the pilgrims comprising 1485 men 301 women left in 53 vehicles in a convoy for Baltal and Pahalgam base camps this morning officials said With Tuesday’s batch a total of 17146 pilgrims and sadhus haveleft Jammu for Amarnath since the yatra began from Jammu on28 June As many as 15813 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy caveshrine on Monday and 62608 pilgrims have done the same till date Pilgrims headed to Amarnath AFP Amid multi-tier security the 40-days-long yatra began from Jammu as the firstbatch of pilgrims left fortwin base-camps of the 3888-metre high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on 28 June The government has mobilised a heavy security blanket of over 35000 to 40000 troops including the police the Army the BSF andthe CRPF for the yatra This years yatra will be eight days shorter against the lastyears’ 48 days and it conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on 7 August Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder Valley Amarnath shrine is 46 km from Pahalgam and 14 km from Baltal Jaipur: Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje has said that "Padmavati" will not be released in the state unless necessary changes as suggested to the Centre are made in the film File image of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje PTI In the letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani last week Raje had suggested that a committee of historians film experts and members from the Rajput community be formed to look into the film’s subject and necessary changes be made to it so that it does not hurt the sentiments of any community In a statement late on Monday Raje made it clear that the film will not be released until the suggestions given to the Centre are incorporated State home minister Gulab Chand Kataria informed the chief ministeron Monday that film distributors are not willingly to purchase rights of the movie till the controversy is resolved The film is based on Rajput queen Padmavati Various Rajput groups have been protesting across the country including in Rajasthan against the film alleging it "distorts" history and hurts sentiments of people Raje had said that a filmmaker has the right to make a film as per their understanding but provisions were also there in the Constitution to control such rights in case public sentiments are hurt and law and order disrupted Written by Jaskiran Kapoor | Chandigarh | Updated: April 28 2016 9:02 am Why Punjabi cinema is still hesitant to pen for pay or bring its actresses at par with the leading men decode its leading ladies Top News When she moved from England to Mumbai in 2009 British actress and model Mandy Takhar was chasing a dream and soon her Punjabi roots saw her making an entry into Punjabi cinema with Ekam in 2010 “I wanted to add value as a leading lady in Punjabi cinema but six years and hardly seven-eight films later I’ve realised female artists in this industry are one time wonders They are merely aid workers to the leading man of the film” rues Takhar After working in National award winning film like ‘Anhey Ghode Da Daan Qissa Panjab’ and acclaimed short films like ‘Sutta Naag’ and ‘Nooran’ theatre actor Kul Sidhu too is disappointed with the cine state of affairs An unconventional actress who doesn’t fall in the ‘fair skinned long haired jatti’ image of Punjabi cinema Sidhu is now frustrated and has moved to Mumbai “They sadly have a stereotypical image of a leading lady Also no one focuses on performance here Trained actors still give auditions whereas non actors are signed on without it” feels Sidhu Arm candies all dolled up to sing dance flirt with the leading man be chased by the goons and play damsel in distress or make a blink and miss appearance for the friends and family actresses in Punjabi cinema more often than not find themselves in a tight spot fighting for more screen space time and money Barring a clutch of recent films like Angrej Ardaas Love Punjab Channo Kudesan and Qissa Panjab the roles for actresses are either limited myopic or immaterial rendering it impossible for the industry to make space for another reigning queen like Neeru Bajwa Where names like Rama Vij Preeti Sapru Nirmal Rishi Sunita Dhir Divya Dutta Juhi Chawla are still etched in public memory audiences are yet to register the new actresses on the block “When I read a Punjabi film script I read more of a guy and less of a girl So yes the bias is always there At least make an effort to write from a woman’s perspective The men alone are not facing life” feels Sargun Mehta After giving superhits like Angrej and Love Punjab Sargun Mehta has adopted an attitude one that makes her question her value addition to the film “What is that I am adding to it even in that limited time and screen space Neeru Bajwa created that magic and is respected” says Sargun Monica Gill agrees From Boston Massachusetts Gill won beauty pageants quit Pharma research and moved to Mumbai in 2014 Since then she signed big budgets – Kaptaan with Gippy Grewal Ambarsariya and The Return of Sardaarji with Diljit Dosanjh “Meatier roles lengthier screen time do command attention and no one has been able to do that after Bajwa But the question is also why are we not finding actresses who are performing to their best I know of makers who cut short the role if an actor/actress is not able to create a magical presence on screen” says Gill asserting the need for a rigid auditioning system bolder scripts and professionalism among actors “The better I’ve performed the faster I’ve got work and longer screen time I was one of the three girls in Ambarsariya yet I got more space In Kaptaan I was second lead but bumped to lead after my work was appreciated” says Gill always working on creating that ‘extra edge’ to her character Gill also questions whether audiences want to see more women oriented cinema or actresses who can bring in that number of audience with their star power Takhar and Samiksha Singh feel otherwise Lack of strong women characters disappointing pay structures and the Punjabi ‘alpha male singer-actor’ dominated industry make them voice their concern “Even after doing a film like Sardaarji I am still getting clichéd roles I did the cameo in Ardaas because it offered me a chance to experiment I’ve approached people negotiated fees been persistent but to no avail” rues Takhar refusing to accept defeat Singh too has taken a stand “The reason I’ve done only five films in Punjabi and picked work in South cinema is because I refuse to be part of a film where the hero is flirting with three girls at a time I don’t want to be a face in the crowd or a frame filler for the hero” says Singh who will be seen in Vaapsi essaying the role of a girl showing strength in face of adversity Like her Kulraj Randhawa too is displaying her power in Needhi Singh that releases July 22 According to her producers still suffer from the primitive thinking that taking a risk with a male actor is better Budget constraints and newcomers who charge peanuts is another problem “Quality takes a backseat when new girls are signed on cheap for a couple of lakhs because unfortunately the last number in a film is that of a heroine It’s so annoying” shoots Takhar That the major chunk of the pie is taken away by the leading man is more irritating Singer-actors come with their fan following whereas among girls no one is that crazily popular or registered in the minds of audiences Also first time producers make matters worse “They get Bollywood actresses not because she is suited for the role because she is a known personality or known personally” feels Singh stressing on the need for overpaid singer-actors to bring their fee down According to Punjab 1984 and Jatt & Juliet director Anurag Singh Punjab doesn’t have professional training infrastructure for new actors who want to hone the craft “Also they don’t think it is necessary to have professional training before joining the industry” he says While he hopes the casual attitude changes as the industry grows he also agrees that traditionally there has always been a dearth of good roles for women in mainstream Indian cinema “We have been a patriarchal society for ages But women are coming to the forefront and this will reflect in our cinema as well” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Dharamsala | Updated: October 15 2016 4:26 pm Luke Ronchi said that New Zealand would be a completely different side in the shorter format (Source: PTI) Top News New Zealand might have been bruised and battered by India in the Test series but batsman Luke Ronchi today asserted that the visitors would be a completely different side when it comes to limited-overs cricket and they were banking on their recent good form in the ODIs to sign off the long tour on a high note New Zealand were humiliated 0-3 by India in the Test series but Ronchi backed his team to come good in the five-match ODI series starting with the first game at the picturesque HPCA stadium here tomorrow “It’s completely different ball game now completely different cricket a cricket which we have been playing really well for a while now Tests are gone now We can’t do anything about it Now we are just looking forward to the five ODIs” the wicket-keeper batsman told reporters during pre-match media briefing today “We are a good ODI team and if we can continue playing the way we have been playing for a while now it’s going to make for an interesting series “Our ODI cricket has been good for a quite a while now We did not play that well in this Test series but in the past we have done great job in Tests as well After losing 0-3 we are going to look at this ODI series and make sure we perform well and finish off the tour on a high We will be positive going into each game and back our processes and skills” insisted Ronchi Ahead of the ODI series New Zealand have been bolstered by the return of their most successful bowler and most destructive batsman in Tim Southee and Corey Anderson respectively Southee who has 135 one-day wickets missed the recent three-match Test series with an ankle injury and has not played a single ODI this year while Anderson who has the highest strike of any New Zealand player in ODI history returns from an ankle injury to bolster the batting “We have got some new players in the group as well who can bring new energy Some guys in this group are quite seniors and have been for long enough to know their roles and know how to play cricket” Ronchi said “We have got some injuries in our bowling department but the guys that have come in are fantastic cricketers and have done really well for New Zealand Everyone has got full confidence in everyone here” India on other hand have given break to some senior cricketers — Ravichandran Ashwin Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja — from the ODIs keeping in mind the long season ahead In their place India will field youngsters like Jayant Yadav Mandeep Singh Manish Pandey Axar Patel to name a few in the squad Asked about the changes in the Indian team Ronchi said: “We are actually quite lucky that we have got the IPL and those guys are big IPL players and we have played with them in the IPL You actually know a lot more about them because of the IPL and TV These days you don’t really go into a series not knowing anything about a player” Speaking about his own role in the playing eleven Ronchi said he considers himself as a finisher “That’s always my role was in the side for the last few years batting at no7 and finishing off the innings My role is the same from middle to late order hitting and finishing off the innings In some cases if we are in trouble build up an innings and then finishing off” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 2 2016 9:57 pm WADA chief Craig Reedie has defended his organisation’s actions (Source: Reuters) Top News The World Anti-Doping Agency was told it needed to restore its reputation as the war of words over the timing of its response to the Russian doping scandal escalated on Tuesday WADA has been criticised by members of the International Olympic Committee for not acting on information from whistleblowers of widespread doping in Russia until it became public through the media last year As a result a WADA-commissioned report on the extent of the abuse was published in July leaving the IOC to make a decision on whether Russian athletes could participate in the Rio Games just weeks before they were due to open The scandal has led to dozens of Russian athletes being banned from the Olympics which begin on Friday including essentially the entire track-and-field team But the IOC has come under fire for not imposing a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite the report revealing systematic state-backed doping in the country WADA chief Craig Reedie who is also an IOC Vice President has defended his organisation’s actions saying it acted once concrete facts were made available But at Tuesday’s IOC session the fire was turned back on WADA Alex Gilady of Israel told fellow IOC members: “Already in 2010 the whistleblower came to WADA They said they didn’t know what to do with this” “One has to scratch his head if WADA says they did not know what to do with whistleblowers who came to them with clear information and just left it So whistleblowers had to go somewhere” Gilady was referring to middle-distance runner Yulia Stepanova who had written to WADA repeatedly offering evidence of state-backed doping in Russia but ended up providing the information to German broadcaster ARD which produced several documentaries revealing the scandal “It is not the reputation of the IOC that needs to be restored but the reputation of WADA” Gilady said VEILED CRITICISM Reedie sat through the fiery session but said he would respond when he presented his report later Several national anti-doping agencies and athletes groups had accused the IOC of failing to show leadership at a crucial time But in another veiled criticism of WADA IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Given our remit it is not the IOC that is responsible for the accreditation and supervision of anti-doping laboratories “It is not the IOC which can be held responsible for alleged corruption between the leadership of an international federation and a national member federation to cover up doping “The IOC has no authority over the testing programme of athletes outside the Olympic Games The IOC has no authority to follow up on information about the failings of the testing system” Calls for an all-out ban on Russian competitors in the wake of the report were overruled by the IOC which instead set a number of criteria including a spotless doping record and sufficient international doping test for Russians to be cleared to compete in Rio But Argentine member Gerardo Werthein said it was WADA that had failed saying the organisation was more interested in self-promotion “I believe that this delay by WADA and the failure to investigate serious and credible allegations more swiftly has left the sports movement … in a very difficult position facing incredibly difficult decisions in an impossible timeframe “At times WADA has seemed to be more interested in publicity and self-promotion rather than doing its job as a regulator acting with transparency and looking after the best interest of clean athletes” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 31 2016 11:34 am KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 75 against West Indies (Source: AP) Top News Indiadominated Day 1 of the second Test againstWest Indies in Kingston after astellar performance by the bowlers After winning the toss West Indies skipper Jason Holder decided to bat and that backfired when Ishant Sharma struck early?fifty 2155 hrs IST: While Samuels has been slow to score his runs, Srivastava learnt ragas from his mother, Recently at the Bhoomi trailer launch event,said,Despite the alarming and well-documented consequences of not sleeping enoughit is still not considered a serious health issue in India If left untreatedlack of sleep and snoring could signal a more serious conditionObstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)which can potentially lead to heart disease trigger heart attacks and cause heart failure?

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