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2012 and 2014.The jail superintendent of Ambala jail had also filed the reply in the matter and we had referred to the reply that the accused is not entitled for the B-class facility as the crime falls in the purview of heinous crimes. For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Partha Sarathi Biswas | Pune | Published: September 11 2013 2:21 am Related News The Shri Tulshibaug Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal Trustthe fourth of the five Manache Ganapatissince the last many years have been trendsetters in mythological tableaux Located in the busy Tulsibaug marketthe mandals 13-foot-tall idol remains decked with silver and gold ornaments Vivek Khatavkarpresident of the mandalspoke to PARTHA SARATHI BISWAS about the challenges before the Ganesh mandals and this years speciality Tell us about the tradition of decoration of your mandalespecially this years decoration Tulshibaug Ganapati Mandal will turn 113 this year The Ganapati in our mandal was installed by Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak and we have managed to continue with the traditions and ideals of the original festival My father Prof D S Khatavkar started the trend of creating mythological tableaux in 1952 This started the trend of using various themes for decorating Ganesh pandals and thus we are pioneers in this style This yearwe have recreated the sculptures of the Dasavatara panel at the Deogarh temple in Karnataka While one of the panels represent Gajendra Moksha (Lord Vishnu coming to the rescue of his elephant shaped devotee) the other one represents Lord Vishnu on the traditional Seshsaya These panels are fixed on either side of the pandal Tulshibaug Mandal is in the middle of a busy market What are the security challenges and what steps have been taken Installation of the Ganapati at the present place dates back to the initial days of the festival There is a temple dating back to the time of the Peshwasdedicated to Lord Ganesh In those daysthe market was not big Some old wadas lined the lanes and people used to carry out business there In the last 10-15 yearsthe number of shops in the market have multiplied Old wadas were razed to make new complexes and this has also increased the inflow of people Howeverwe have faced no problems in continuing with out present location In facttraders and people go out of their way to help us continue with the festivities Volunteers man pandal round the clock during the 10 days of the festival During the last five days of the festivalbarricades are put across the pandal to streamline the crowds movement This year we have put up eight CCTV cameras too What are the social initiatives undertaken by the mandal For usthe message of social initiatives does not end with the 10-day Ganesh festival It goes on throughout the year Our volunteers dont celebrate their birthdays with pomp but make it a point to donate for a good cause Every yearduring Diwali we organise shopping trips for orphans in the Tulsibaug area and treat them to ice cream and mastani We do not put up flexes or cut cakes but go to the orphanagesdestitute homes to celebrate our birthdays With like-minded mandals we undertake social work like desilting of dams What are the major challenges before Ganesh mandals We have noticed a gradual decline in the number of volunteers in the mandals Educated youths are veering away from the mandalwhich is a cause of concern For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRussian ex-minister Ulyukayev jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe | Reuters World Reuters Dec 15 2017 22:02:34 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Dec 15 2017 22:02 PM | Updated Date: Dec 15 2017 22:02 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See By: Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: November 9 2016 5:38 am Top News The Chhani Police booked one unidentified person for allegedly abducting a minor girl from the city late on Tuesday night According to the complaint lodged by the victim’s mother some unidentified person allegedly abducted her daughter around 10 pm on Tuesday when she was away for work “The girl might have run away with someone Probe is on to trace the accused” said A A Saiyad police inspector For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Published: July 7 2016 12:49 pm After eight years successful TV serial Balika Vadhu willgo off air Top News After eight long years TRP-spinner Balika Vadhu is finally set to go off air according to Colors While the channel was tight-lipped about the reasonbehind the decision sources said falling ratingswas the reason why Balika Vadhu’s run will finally end The channel felt that theshow has run its course and it made nosense to drag it any further according to sources Also the show no longer has the same kind of ratings it used to garner previously The changes of show timing and the jump from one generation to another were reportedly a few factors which affected the ratings of the show On July 22 the cast and crew will do their final shoot and on July 31 it will be on air for the last time The lead actors Mahhi Vij Ruslaan Mumtaz and others are unaware of the development However the lead actors Mahhi Vij Ruslaan Mumtaz and others are unaware of the development “I have not been informed officially about this It is unfortunate if Balika Vadhu is coming to an end I wish the show was promoted well as no one knew that it was airing at an early evening time slot For me it’s time to move on professionally” Mahhi was quoted by Times of India Her co-star Ruslan Mumtaz told the newspaper that there has been no official announcement yet He also expressed disappointment Share This Article Related Article The show thatbegan as the social critique of child marriage turned into a saas-bahu drama but without losing any of its dedicated fan base The show also talked aboutwidow re-marriage and adult education Balika Vadhu had made its way to the Limca Books of Records as the longest running daily fiction soap in Hindi with a run of over 2000 episodes in May 2016 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: June 8 2013 2:21 am Related News The southwest monsoon rains is expected to enter Pune and parts of western Maharashtra within the next 48 hours It is also expected to bring rain to Vidharbhacentral Maharashtraother parts of Marathwadaparts of Andhra Pradesh that was left without rain in the earlier phase of monsoon showers as well as in the states of Assam and Meghalaya The past few days has seen the monsoon bring rain and relief to several parts of the sub-continentincluding drought-hit Marathwada BeedOsmanabadLaturNanded and other areas have also received substantial amounts of rainfall in the past 24 hours Although the monsoon is yet to reach Punepre-monsoon thundershowers have been active since the past few days Rain and thundershowersparticularly during the late afternoons and early evenings have become a regular feature in the city On Thursdaythe Met office recorded a rainfall of 37mm that had wreaked much havoc on both lives and landscape Reports of two people dyingtrees getting uprooted and incidents of water-logging came in from various parts of the city The northern limit of monsoon continues to pass through ParbhaniHarnaiRamgundamVishakhapatnam According to the Met officeheavy rain and thundershowers will take place in Pune during the next 24 hours For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Published: January 6 2014 1:54 pm It amazes me that in these classical texts I still find matters of contemporary relevance says Pannikar Related News Theatre veteran KN Pannikar on the power of imagination and why he keeps returning to ancient texts to find contemporary stories As actors rehearse for his new play KN Pannikar turns into an active spectator He sways with the music keeps beat with his palms signals to musicians to adjust the volume and cranes his body forward to watch actors entering and leaving the centre stage At 86 the theatre veteran and legend is not involved as much as he is immersed in the stage When a play is presented Pannikar isn’t among the directors who can sit among the audience “I am active behind the curtains” he says Lately he has been trying to change “I have started sitting and relaxing among the audience but it is difficult to go away from a play” he says His new play Chhaya Shakuntalam opened the Bharat Rang Mahotsav the annual drama festival of the Delhi-based National School of Drama on January 4 Another play Sangamaniyam on gender concerns is on the anvil Excerpts from an interview: From Kalidas’s romantic classic Abhijnana Shakuntalam how did you create a play about the art of governance In the play king Dushyanta is shown as being answerable to his people Chhaya Shakuntalam is a retelling of Kalidas’s text by the famous Hindi poet Udayan Vajpeyi We have adapted it so that Dushyanta represents the establishment When the people prepare the ground for his hunting they think he is merely hunting deer or mrigaya and they are alright with it But mrigaya has another meaning — it refers to a search In this case king Dushyanta forgets his royal duties in his search of Shakuntala his mind is wavering like silk in the wind and he forgets his responsibilities That’s when the people come on stage pointing their fingers at him and saying “here is a king who has strayed” A ruler must always keep his duties towards his people in mind You have revisited Kalidas in another new play The play is called Sangamaniyam and it has also been written with Udayan Vajpeyi — he wrote in Hindi and I in Malayalam This one unites all three heroines of Kalidas — Shakuntala Malaviya and Urvashi All three purusha or men are also present but as one embodiment because all of them are trying to inflict some kind of injustice on women Shakuntala represents the meek woman while Urvashi is Damini or lighting Malaviya is a bridge between the two — both meek and bold Each heroine represents one facet of nature they are prakriti The men cannot be true purusha until they respect prakriti The first show of this play will be held in Bhopal on February 3 Your fascination for classical texts is matched by the prevalence of traditional music and dance in your plays Comment It amazes me that in these classical texts I still find matters of contemporary relevance As a child we used to hear the Ramayana and the Mahabharata It has never left me and it has inspired everything I do My knowledge of music and movements too comes from my village where the agricultural people would perform all their tasks to music I live in Thiruvananthapuram but I still go back to my village Kavalam in Kerala There’s a reason I use live music in plays For me theatre is more than a slice of life It is the trigger to fly I too make life my springboard and take flight We can experience life in imagination A major aspect of an actor springs out when he is out there facing the audience It happens on the spot on stage Recorded music would be a poor way to create such an experience Indian traditional stories have also influenced your adaptations of foreign classics When I worked on William Shakespeare’s plays I made Tempest and Midsummer Nights’s Dream Indian My version of Prometheus Unbound about the Greek hero who discovered fire is called Arani or the wood that creates fire for yajna and the hero Prometheus is called Pramada or the one who creates a blunder One of my exciting productions was Illiayana — a mix of the Illiad and the Ramayana — for which I collaborated with a Greek scholar For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sumegha Gulati | New Delhi | Published: April 13 2014 2:07 am Related News For the first time in the country the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has launched a free mobile phone app to assist tourists in exploring the undiscovered less-frequented monuments of Delhi as well as plan their itinerary in the national capital If successful the initiative might be emulated in other states too Titled ASI-Delhi Circle the 392 MB app is the brainchild of ASI Delhi chief Superintendent Archaeologist Vasant Kumar Swarankar who suggested the idea to the heritage conservation agency at a meet in Aurangabad earlier this year The app is available for all smartphones and can be downloaded from PlayStore Divided into four major sections the app gives complete information about the ASI as well as monuments under its supervision The first section ‘Monuments’ gives two separate lists — one of all the popular monuments The other gives a list of every heritage structure in the city under ASI protection — including archaic gateways stepwells and places even Delhiites might not have heard of “Delhi is an ancient city and many monuments located in posh localities or heavily crowded residential complexes are often forgotten when compared to popular heritage sites such as India Gate Red Fort and Humayun’s tomb For example how many people know of Bade Khan and Chote Khan tomb or Bagh-e-Alam Gumbad in Defence Colony in South Delhi We go to Hauz Khas village so many times for its fine-dining restaurants But I never knew that a monument Biwi-aur-Dadi-ka-Gumbad existed just steps away from the market until I used this app” Monika Sharma an IT professional said Along with the name a picture and brief description of the monument the app lists its historical importance names in local parlance and published works for academic references Moreover it mentions the nearest Metro station railway station and bus stand for the convenience of tourists particularly foreigners There is also a provision to share the details on Facebook Twitter WhatsApp and other sites For the convenience of tourists Google map facility has been added to each monument to ensure visitors have no problem finding the exact location The second section of the app titled ‘Gallery’ has a slideshow of pictures of all monuments captured in moonlight For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 6 2014 1:20 am Related News The Delhi government is all set to issue tenders for 500 modern stainless steel Bus Queue Shelters across the city once the general elections are over The government had earlier developed and modernised over 1500 Bus Q Shelters ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2010 Under the private-public partnership model the Delhi government will issue fresh request for proposals from developers across 500 locations in Delhi Officials in the Transport department said proposals were invited last year to develop over 1000 Bus Q Shelters “But many of those locations included areas in rural and outer Delhi which are not feasible for advertising No proposals were received because of that reason The project will now be re-tendered We have removed all the non-feasible locations from the tender proposal” a senior Delhi government official said The official said the Transport department is waiting for the Model Code of Conduct to be revoked following which it will float tenders to start improvement work on nearly 500 more bus shelters The project to be implemented by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) would include construction operation and maintenance and transfer of 500 Bus-Q-Shelters with private sector participation on Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis According to the revenue model the concessionaire will enjoy the rights to collect revenue from displaying advertisements at earmarked locations on Bus Q Shelters and in turn pay a prescribed concession fee to DTC on every advertisement For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Jalandhar | Published: September 28 2012 5:09 am Related News The Congress on Thursday alleged that by carving out the Surya Enclave Extensiona new residential colony near Jalandhar railway stationthe Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) may face losses worth hundreds of crores in the future Speaking to the media Varinder Sharmaconvener of the state Congress publicity departmentsaid that with the entry of the writ petition pertaining to the colony by large number of people whose land was acquired by JITthe colony may not be realised for years and JIT which has taken out a loan of Rs 175 crore for this scheme to pay land compensation may land in huge financial losses due to the loan It may be noted that around 431 plots in various sizes ranging from 100 square yards to 500 square yards were offered to the general public at a reserve price of Rs 17000 per square yard A total of 94 97 acres of land was acquired by JIT The allotment of the plots have already been madebut many of the people whose land was acquired had approached the high court against JIT The Congress party has leveled various charges against JIT for carving out the colony by flouting norms and conniving with colonisers and builders Sharma said that around 60 per cent of the acquired land for the new colony is under controversy due to petitions filed by the people in the high court The convener of the state Congress Publicity DepartmentVarinder Sharma also said that a vigilance probe must be conducted in this scheme to save innocent people from further harassment He also suggested that JIT to should come out with a new scheme for the remaining 40 per cent of land to save JIT from huge financial losses For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mohd Faisal Fareed | Gonda | Published: May 3 2014 2:41 am Narendra Modi addresses a poll rally in Sant Kabir Nagar on Friday PTI Related News Eyeing crucial Kurmi voters BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday invoked Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for garnering their support and took on his baiter Union minister Beni Prasad Verma who is the Congress’s candidate from Gonda Addressing an election rally here Modi said “Yahan per ek mantri hain ek hi parivar ke bhakt hain Din bhar aarti utartey hain Mujhey gaali diye bina neend nahi aati hai Pata nahi kaisey mantri ban gaye hain (There is a minister from here who is a follower of the Gandhi family and can’t sleep without criticising me I don’t know how he became a minister)” Modi’s attack was aimed at Beni who recently earned the EC ire for alleging that the Gujarat CM was infact a murderer Beni who had won the 2009 elections with nearly 15000 votes is facing a tough battle this time with BJP vastly canvassing among Kurmis and other backward classes by invoking Vallabhbhai Patel whom Kurmis consider as their icon besides highlighting Modi’s OBC connect Targeting nearly one lakh Kurmi voters in Gonda parliamentary seat he claimed: “We are doing a big work as I am getting the tallest statue of Sardar Patel made in Gujarat? 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Thissince 1994has been my real learning; that ELA balance is vital for every life situationwhether you are richpoor or possessed of whatever characteristicinherentlearnt or acquired Shombit Sengupta is an international creative business strategy consultant to top management [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Berlin | Published: January 27 2017 3:27 pm Germany’s second division is doing well posting revenue of 6083 million euros up 206% from the previous season Top News The Bundesliga’s economic strength keeps on growing The 18 teams in Germany’s top division broke the 3 billion euro mark in revenue for the first time last season Total revenue for 2015-16 was 324 billion euros ($348 billion) up 237 percent on the season before with 13 of those clubs each posting more than 100 million euros ($107 million) “That’s a pretty good number” said Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert who presented the annual Bundesliga report in Frankfurt on Thursday “In relation to the money the Bundesliga generated we are very satisfied with the performance in Germany (but) we are not yet satisfied with the performance on a European level” Seifert said of the 12th straight season of record turnover Seifert said in a telephone interview that “we’re still the number two league turnover wise” behind the English Premier League adding that “we are the number six in terms of turnover of all professional sports leagues in the world” Having young and talented players – the next big stars – was key to the league’s attractiveness Seifert said while established foreign players like Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez of Mexico Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Charles Aranguiz of Chile were boosting its appeal abroad Germany’s second division is also doing well posting revenue of 6083 million euros ($6536 million) up 206 percent from the previous season The 18 top division clubs made 2062 million euros in profit the league’s best-ever result Like the season before 34 of the 36 clubs in both divisions were profitable The figures show that Bundesliga clubs spend less than one third of revenue on salaries – half the average across the major European leagues There was only a small increase in match-day revenue from ticket sales as clubs opt to keep prices low Seifert gave the example of Borussia Dortmund which has sellout crowds of more than 80000 for Bundesliga games at Westfalenstadion “Of course Borussia Dortmund could increase the price of their tickets but they don’t do it Although we have this policy with our clubs we were still able to gain over 3 billion euros overall” he said German clubs also profited indirectly from the Premier League’s new TV deal leading to inflated transfer fees Transfer income was up some 300 million euros on the year before with 532 million euros accounting for more than 16 percent of revenue Five transfers alone accounted for more than 180 million euros “A really impressive number” Seifert said “We cannot ignore transfer income any more” Powerhouse Bayern Munich overshadows the rest of the league with a record turnover of 627 million euros in 2015-16 well ahead of Dortmund on almost 377 million Darmstadt was the smallest in the top flight with turnover of 415 million euros Bayern’s dominance – the club is on course to win an unprecedented fifth straight Bundesliga – is not yet a worry for the league despite concerns from abroad that it may be getting uncompetitive “From today’s perspective it’s not yet a problem because in Borussia Dortmund we have a very interesting club high-profile that plays fascinating football in a great atmosphere” Seifert said “If Bayern Munich wins the title 10 or 15 times in a row then it will become a problem but we are not yet in this situation I think that all other Bundesliga clubs know that they will be able to compete with Bayern Munich but this is not something the league can influence directly We can see that there’s a need to invest money in a good way” The Bundesliga leads the major European leagues in goals scored with an average of 29 goals per game since the beginning of the 2013-14 season For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: June 30 2016 12:37 pm Caitlyn Jenner has praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and said that he is very much behind LGBT issues Top News I Am Cait star Caitlyn Jenner has praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump saying that he is very much behind LGBT issues Caitlyn who has always been open about her conservative Republican side slammed outgoing President Barack Obama’s contribution to the economy before going on to suggest that the Democrats had been very good reported People magazine She later added “Trump seems to be very much for women He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue Share This Article Related Article “He backed the LGBT community But in Trump’s case there’s a lot more unknowns With Hillary (Clinton) you pretty much know what you’re gonna get with the LGBT community” she said in a new interview with Stat Caitlyn had also expressed her opinions during season two of her reality show I Am Cait where she threw her support behind Trump “I think he would have a hard time with women when he doesn’t even realise it and it doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be good for women’s issues I think he would be very good for women’s issues I don’t think he’s out there to destroy women or takes things away or do any of that kind of stuff” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: February 8 2017 4:07 pm India will face Australian pace attack led by Mitchell Starc in the four Test match series (Source: AP) Top News The Indian cricket team’s immediate opponent may be Bangladesh but it has already started homework on how to face the world’s best left-arm quick bowler Mitchell Starc as Australia come calling in two weeks’ time That’s one of the primary reasons for keeping the lanky Rajasthan left-arm pacer Aniket Chaudhary in the mix With his height and the decent pace that he works up? 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