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For that look, Film’s producer Kishor Arora decided to order 12 custom-made wigs worth Rs 5 lakh spanning styles that would fit within the look parameter,Not the border,nor the ocean?IEApril 12) According to this strategysocio-economic ties and people-to-people contact with neighbouring countries were encouragedirrespective of the governments in power Social and cultural ties at the grassroot level will compel governments to slow down the arms race in the subcontinent Such ties can play a pivotal role in foreign policy Ajay K Gupta Bharuch In a spot WAS the BJPs move to bring Modi to centrestage a bit premature It was probably intended to unsettle the Congress and prompt the party to announce its own prime ministerial candidate But the move seems to have backfired Instead of unsettling the UPAit has created more chaos in the NDA camp Nitish Kumars JD(U) and other allies are now pressuring the BJP to officially name its PM candidate The BJP is now in a spot If it names Modi as PM hopefulit could lose some of its key allies If it does notit could lose voters who are waiting for Modi Abdul Monim Vashi School of thought I AGREE with Yamini Aiyars article Not by inputs alone (IEApril 10) While facilities such as toilets and drinking water are necessarythey do not guarantee a quality education The main problem is that our school system is controlled by an administration unable to identify the reasons for steadily deteriorating learning levels and low employability levelsEach student is an independent entitywith her own learning capacitiesher own degree of aptitude and her own preferences in terms of subjects These factors are not incorporated into policies introduced by the Centre or the states The good news is that the RTEs weaknesses are slowly being recognised But to move fasterthe state and Central governments could consider giving up their stranglehold on pedagogical strategies GM Paranjpe Pune Herculean task THIS refers to the editorial Outrage in Bulandshahr ( IEApril 11) India needs a better first point of entry for complaints For women living in rural areasgoing to the police station is a fearful proposition Moreoverit cannot always be assumed women police officers will be more sympathetic to complaints In many police stations in Indiathe approach of the personnel varies according to the class and creed of the victim Powerful goons and small-time politicians also influence the police So victims and their kin are unable to have their voices heard at a higher level or go to the appropriate courts for justice It is easy to talk of sensitising police personnel; making it possible is a herculean task Ganapathi BhatAkola For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Ashar | Mumbai | Published: April 13 2017 3:48 am Top News The government’s push to build smart cities and towns has culminated in a novel initiative in Maharashtra where policemen have come together to build a smart township on the outskirts of Mumbai The Maharashtra government has cleared a proposal for setting up an integrated township exclusively for policemen on a 46-hectare (113 acre) land parcel in Khalapur’s Wayal which is just about 50 kilometers from the commercial capital The Brihanmumbai Police Cooperative Housing Society — a collective formed by policemen themselves — had approached the government for the permission to build the township Nitin Kareer Principal Secretary Urban Development confirmed that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had already granted his approval to the construction project under the government’s newly revised policy for integrated townships A formal notification in this regard will be issued in the coming few days The proposal is to set up a smart township comprising 10000 ownership homes for the policemen As per the government’s policy the housing society will be entitled for 195 FSI or building rights over 185 times the plot’s gross size Besides building homes for the policemen the society would have to build a network of dedicated bicycle tracks intelligent transport management systems and pedestrian pathways within the township Drawing from the Centre’s “Smart Cities” model the state’s revised policy also demanded WiFi connectivity 24×7 water supply and green buildings among other things in the township For encouraging the initiative the CM has ordered relaxation of norms for economic activity within the township Although the government’s policy mandates a township developer to set aside 20 per cent built-up space for economic activity as a measure to promote the walk-to-work concept Fadnavis has decreased this requirement to just 10 per cent built-up space for the township for policemen Similarly the CM has also extended a discount on premiums payable for various building and town planning permits which have been halved in this case The obligation for building homes for economically weaker and low-income segments has also been relaxed from 20 per cent of the overall buildable space to 15 per cent to promote police housing Additional Commissioner of Police Pratap Dighavkar one of the main promoters of the project said “The homes built in the township would cater to the housing needs of police constables and widows of policemen” Dighavkar claimed that the housing society already owned most of the land required for the project He however refused to divulge further information “Once the government issues a formal notification we plan to invite the chief minister himself to brief the media about the details” Sources said that the township falls in the influence zone of the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) a state-owned firm has already drawn up plans to promote a mega city in the influence area The CM has also sanctioned proposals for nine other integrated township projects under the revised policy While three other townships — two promoted by Valuable Properties and another one by the Baviskar group — falling in the airport’s influence area were approved four other townships around Pune were also cleared Construction giant Lodha group’s proposal for a new township in Bhiwandi was also approved Kareer also confirmed that a proposal for amalgamation of three township projects promoted by the group between Navi Mumbai and Dombivali and the application of the revised norms to this amalgamated township had also been approved Earlier on December 26 2016 the Fadnavis government had revised norms for integrated township lifting curbs on construction in green belts Under the erstwhile norms the buildable area permissible on green belts had been restricted to 06 times the plot area even as township in residential or urbanised zones were permitted to build up to 17 times the plot area Fadnavis’s revised norms did away with this distinction Under the prevalent norms a floor space index (FSI) of built-up area to total plot area of 17 is permitted for townships in residential or urbanised zones whereas the FSI on green belts is restricted to 06 But the revised norms have done away with this distinction Depending on the size of the township the new norms allow developers to build up to 22 times the plot size in any zone The revised norms state that a township developer is entitled to a basic FSI of 1 For townships on green belts no development zones agricultural zones lands marked as afforestation zones or hill slopes a developer will have to pay an additional premium of 10-20 per cent of the ready reckoner for zone conversion to residential use Besides this depending on the township’s size a developer is entitled to a further additional FSI of 07 to 1 by paying another 10 per cent premium on ready reckoner rates The state has also retained the existing provision of providing another 02 FSI to developers for meeting the obligation of building homes for economically weaker and low-income segments on 20 per cent of the buildable space Stating that “enhancing construction rights on green belts contained in a township would lessen the demand for diversion of more agricultural lands for construction purposes” the government had argued that the revision in norms was “needed to meet the growing housing demand” It also clarified that no township would be permitted on land designated as notified forests water bodies tribal lands national parks defence estates cantonment lands and eco-sensitive belts Smart City concepts of dedicated bicycle tracks intelligent transport management systems pedestrian pathways 24×7 water supply and WiFi connectivity were also incorporated Within three months of policy ten proposals have now been approved Kareer said that this only indicated that the revisions to the policy have been well received Sources said that some of the projects approved had been in the pipeline for sometime now To develop 22 cities CM to kick off Rs 1622-cr schemes Mumbai: To enhance better civic amenities including clean drin-king water and solid waste management schemes worth Rs 1622 crore will be implem-ented across 22 cities and towns in Mahar-ashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will launch these schemes through e-bhoomip-ujan in Mumbai on Thursday It will be followed by the interaction with the local representatives in every city and town Taking the growing urbanisation as a challenge the chief minister has clearly indicated that all the parameters of smart cities undertaken by Centre’s Amrut Abhiyan should be implemented in every city and town in the state For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 30 2017 4:57 am MP Kirron Kher (File Photo) Top News City MP Kirron Kher has taken up the issue of delay in filling up of sanctioned posts of doctors in Chandigarh with UT Administrator and Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore A statement said Kher has requested Badnore to look into the matter personally and examine the reasons behind the delay and direct the officers concerned to initiate the recruitment process of the doctors at the earliest In a letter written to Badnore Kher has stated that 63 posts of medical officers were created by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in June 2016 “It was widely appreciated by her constituents and they welcomed this gesture of goodwill with a hope that people of City Beautiful would get better health care services but she is surprised to learn that not even a single doctor has been recruited till now against these sanctioned posts” said the statement She has further mentioned in her letter that owing to lack of medical officers health services are badly affected “Even newly constructed dispensaries such as Sector 49 and Sector 50 etc could not be made functional Local newspapers are regularly reporting about the poor delivery of health services in Chandigarh particularly in rural areas resultantly huge rush is being accumulated in other hospitals affecting their efficiency too” it said adding that “enquiries revealed that recruitment of doctors is delayed because the states of Punjab and Haryana have not sent panel of doctors even after repeated reminders” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Updated: July 8 2017 2:23 pm Indu Sarkar song Yeh Awaz Hai: Monali Thakur lends voice to Indu Sarkar’s (Kriti Kulhari) journey in the film Related News The song is titled “Yeh Awaz Hai” from Indu Sarkar was released by Neil Nitin Mukesh on his official Twitter account The lead actor in the upcoming political film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar said “Next song from #InduSarkar #YehAwaazhai in the voice of @monalithakur03 is now out on @saregamaglobal” The video of the song depicts the journey of Kriti Kulhari playing the titular role – from a young lovestruck girl to a common citizen who is drastically effected by the Emergency The song is exceptional and the emotions of intense love and intense hate are shown beautifully This reminds us of Madhur Bhandarkar the director who gave us a National Award winning film Fashion This reminds us of the meticulous director that he is when it comes to extracting the best from his cast and crew Kriti falls in love with a dedicated Congressman who disagrees with her on the ongoing political situation Their disagreements end up destroying their relationship and she becomes a strong opponent to the ruling party She fights them tooth and nail questions them raises her voice and ends up in jail All of this has been shown in a song so beautiful that you are sure to listen on repeat mode Next song from #InduSarkar #YehAwaazhai in the voice of @monalithakur03 is now out on @saregamaglobal http://s.tco/RkX1BY5SPh — Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) July 7 2017 Kriti as Indu stammers in the film and when asked about the same she had said to indianexpresscom “I stammer because that is a big part of Indu Sarkar the character But there is an other subtext to why Indu stammers With the emergency the whole vibe was that the nation’s the people’s voice was suppressed” She also added “That is symbolic of Indu’s voice being suppressed from the time she was small and by the time emergency was lifted the nation’s voice was lifted and that’s what exactly happens to Indu’s character She doesn’t stop stammering but she finds herself she finds her true voice” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Dhaka | Published: September 20 2017 3:49 pm Pakistan have been placed in Pool A alongside arch-rivals India Japan and hosts Bangladesh (Source: Express Archive) Top News Having missed last year’s World Cup and Rio Olympics Pakistan are eager to make their presence felt in the upcoming Asia Cup hockey tournament with newly-appointed head coach Farhat Khan setting his sights firmly on their fourth title Being the second most successful team with three Asia Cup titles Pakistan will go into the tournament as one of the favourites along side world no6 India and South Korea who have won the coveted tournament four times “We have already qualified for next year’s World Cup in India but our main focus will be on performing well in the Hero Asia Cup” said Khan who has recalled some experienced players in the national camp “Our performance in last Asia Cup was not bad as we won all our three pool matches quite convincingly However we lost to South Korea by a goal in the semi-final and eventually finished third by beating hosts Malaysia But we failed to achieve our target “We will need to make improvement in all areas of our game if we want to achieve our goal this time We have faced a tough time in recent years as we failed to qualify for the last World Cup and then 2016 Olympic Games therefore we want to deliver our best starting from Hero Asia Cup 2017” he added Pakistan have been placed in Pool A alongside arch-rivals India Japan and hosts Bangladesh And Farhat feels that as always India would be the team to beat in the tournament “There is tough competition among the participating Asian teams with India being the strongest on paper with a= world ranking of 6” he said “But there are always teams who can spring a surprise as Malaysia showed by finishing 4th at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London Therefore it is important for us to keep focus on our game if we want to win the tournament” Khan added For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Published: April 5 2017 2:17 am Two recycling machines at Churchgate railway station crush plastic bottles Express Top News A new addition at the railway stations has managed to not only grab eyeballs of passengers but also helped combat the railways’ littering problem Beginning last year the machines that recycle plastic bottles have been placed at major stations on the western line in an effort to get passengers to dispose of plastic and also earn rewards at the same time Starting with one machine placed at Churchgate station in June last year there are currently 20 machines near ticket counters at Churchgate Mumbai Central Dadar Bandra Santacruz Andheri and Goregaon stations Resembling a vending machine it features directions to place a plastic bottle into a conveyor belt which then crushes and deposits the residue at the bottom “You then have thirty seconds to decide what you want as reward” said Gandhi Murugesh who operates two machines at the Churchgate railway station He added that passengers can choose between a discount coupon for the departmental store chain Sahakari Bhandar and cash back while booking flight tickets and state transport bus tickets using the mobile application Paytm “You can also choose to donate your reward” he said The machines have been developed by Harish Karande & Sons and the project is monitored by the Wockhardt Foundation for the Western Railways While the machines have the capacity to store 5000 crushed bottles Gandhi said that he assists at least 200 passengers to use the machine everyday “A lot more people come on Sundays when the station is full” he said The situation is similar at Andheri station where Vijay More simultaneously fields questions about the size and shape of bottles that machines will accept while also directing others find the right platform “It is good that people are putting bottles in the machine rather than throwing them in the station premises” he said Ravinder Bhakar chief public relations officer Western Railways said that there has been a marked difference in the garbage situation “We installed the machines after getting complaints that empty bottles were being filled with water and being sold at stalls And the other reason was that bottles thrown on railway tracks enter drains and choke them So during monsoons we face a lot of difficulties” he said The recycled plastic he said he sent to firms that manufacture shirts and bags “We identified stations on the basis of footfall and long distance trains before installing the machines now those stations have seen a decline in littering of plastic” he added For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Kriti Sonali | Bengaluru | Published: August 14 2017 1:55 pm Shama Sikander is yet again making everyone jealous with her latest clicks Related News Shama Sikander has lately been in news for her glam look and for slaying with her hotness quotient at frequent intervals The actor is now on a holiday and is sharing multiple clicks on her Instagram which also includes one in a pink bikini Well the actor is not only a good poser but also good with words as all her picture captions are deep She is having a gala time in Switzerland giving vacation goals to all Shama Sikander is a known name on television and is yet again making her fans jealous with her latest clicks Shama has never shied away from flaunting a toned body and she is doing the same yet again She posted a picture where she is seen in a relaxed mode in the backdrop of a beautiful scenery donning a bikini and soaking in the sun She captioned the image “My goal is to create life I don’t need a vacation from #sunkissed #bikini #travel #journey” Shama became popular for her role in TV show Yeh Meri Life Hai where she played a girl-next-door For a while Sikander took a break from TV shows and while the audience believed that she had quit the entertainment industry the actor was braving her own battles the biggest being a bipolar disorder In 2016 she returned with a short film Sexaholic which hit headlines for the actor’s bold role See Shama Sikander’s recent clicks from her holiday: See more images of Shama Sikander: Though this is not the first time she is sharing a picture in bikini See a few more clicks of Shama Sikander: Shama was last seen in Vikram Bhatt’s web series Maya based on BDSM For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Divya Goyal | Moga | Updated: July 31 2017 10:02 am Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur with her parents and brother in Moga Punjab Sunday (Source: Express photo by Gurmeet Singh) Related News On the outskirts of Moga Gurjinder alias ‘Garry’ waits eagerly for his sister Soon a Toyota Innova arrives and Harmanpreet Kaur India’s latest cricketing sensation comes out of the car and tightly hugs her brother asking “Kiddan veerey (How are you brother)” The joy across the small town in Punjab was palpable Sunday as people turned out in large numbers to catch a glimpse of Kaur The administration and politicians organised a grand welcome to celebrate her fabulous innings of 171 runs against Australia in the semi-final of the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup Harmanpreet said she was “not used to such starry and glittery welcomes” Not that she had achieved less in the past but Moga never welcomed her this way before When she had come home after the Indian women’s cricket team won the Asia Cup (T20 tournament) under her captaincy there was no such welcome In an exclusive chat with The Indian Express Harmanpreet Kaur admitted “This is new I am not used to such starry welcomes But this moment is hard-earned I feel so proud My hometown has never welcomed me this way before” Even on the outskirts of Moga where Harmanpreet’s vehicle halted for a few minutes people passing by started recognising her and requesting for photos “Now this is something They are recognising me now Well I have played in Moga for years but this moment was long awaited not only for me but for all women cricketers in India We have earned this moment and it is finally here” Harmanpreet told The Indian Express “My entire focus is now on the T20 World Cup next year We have to win that It is a dream” said Harmanpreet Harmanpreet’s first coach Kamaldheesh Singh Sodhi at Gian Jyoti school cum cricket academy for girls at village Darapur of Moga from where Harmanpreet started her cricket journey Children and others with fluttering tricolours in their hands stood on their toes to catch a glimpse of Harmanpreet at Landeke from where her victory procession started in an open jeep Politicians from all parties including SAD Congress and AAP were present Posters of local Congress MLA Harjot Kamal — welcoming Harmanpreet — were put up in many parts of the town “It was only on the day she scored 171 runs that we got to know Harmanpreet is from our district We came here today to see her It is a proud moment and we thought we must welcome her No we never followed women’s cricket before” said Arjinder Singh who came from a nearby village Dagru ‘She’s not a new star for me I can wait’ Meanwhile away from the buzz some 20 km away from Moga sits Kamaldheesh Singh Sodhi 60 at his Gyan Jyoti School and cricket academy for girls in Darapur village He is calm not in any hurry to go and get photos clicked with Harmanpreet For him she is not a ‘new star’ Over the past few years Sodhi has been welcoming Harmanpreet in a grand manner whenever she came home after winning any series or tournament It was nearly 11 years ago that Sodhi had found a little girl playing cricket with boys in a park with her ‘dupatta’ tied around her waist And in an instant decision Sodhi resolved to adopt her for free coaching and education “I would deploy extra fielders near the boundary line of my school ground as Harmanpreet would hit sixes and balls would sink in water-filled paddy fields never to be found She would say that she doesn’t want to go to class but just play cricket the whole day She is not a new star for me For me every win of hers has been special since she left this academy to play for India Let all others welcome her today I know she will never forget me or her first ground” said a visibly emotional Sodhi Sodhi remembers how he had accompanied Harmanpreet to meet several politicians and seek a government job for her But she was forced to move to Railways for it as Punjab helped her in no way “No one acknowledged her talent then Maybe a new star is born now for Moga or India for me she is my Harman puttar We will be honouring her in our school like before and she will interact with budding cricketers” said Sodhi Harmanpreet said a job as deputy superintendent of police (DSP) was her dream but it was not given to her earlier though she played cricket for nine years “I am happy getting it now but will discussing with my family and my coach Sodhi sir before taking it up” she said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News on this important day in her life,s trustees included Sonia Gandhi, He hasn? 19. adding that he would challenge the decision in the country’s supreme court.along with some politicians and the election commission.

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