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Short News One CRPF jawan killed in encounter in Pulwama, 1 civilian injured
New Delhi :A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan, Mandeep Kumar, was killed and a civilian injured in an encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir which began in the wee hours of Saturday. The security forces had launched a massive search operation in Pulwama after they received information of militant presence in the araa. The militants managed to flee from the area in the cover of darkness. “As soon as the search party approached the suspect’s house, militants hiding inside fired indiscriminately due to which the house owner Bashir Ahmad sustained an injury and is stated to be stable now,” the official was quoted as saying by news agancy.
Naxals biggest enemies of tribals, poor: Rajnath Raipur : Union minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said Naxals were the “biggest enemies” of tribals as well as the poor and accused the rebels of misleading them. He was addressing a public rally in Dantewada to flag off Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s “Vikas Yatra”, which aims to highlight the achievements of the BJP’s 15-year rule in the state. The Union home minister said despite the hurdles put up by the Maoist rebels, the Centre and the state government were committed to boosting development in the region. He praised the Chhattisgarh chief minister, saying the state had witnessed tremendous growth under his leadership.
Thunderstorm, squall likely in UP in next 2 days
Lucknow : Thunderstorm and squall are likely to hit Uttar Pradesh in the next two days, the meteorological department has warned. According to the MeT department, the wind speed may reach up to 50 to 70 kilometres per hour. In its forecast, the department said rain and thunderstorm are very likely at a few places over western Uttar Pradesh and at many places over eastern parts of the state. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall is very likely in parts of the state between 8.30 am on Sunday and 8.30 am the day after, it said. Several parts of the state were hit by severe storm this week leaving 18 dead and 27 others injured.
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Modi in Nepal A day before, saying that Nepal is at the top of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, Narendra Modi announced a Rs 100 crore package to develop Janakpur, while invoking mythological links between the two countries.
A 70 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the high-stakes Karnataka Assembly polls today, the Election Commission said.
PM visits iconic Muktinath temple, first Re-polling in Hebbal on May 14 after EVM failure world leader to offer prayers there India ready to be ‘Sherpa’ to help Nepal scale mountain of success: PM Modi tells Oli
New Delhi : On Saturday, the second day of his Nepal visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the iconic Muktinath temple, regarded sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. Modi is the first world leader to offer prayers inside the main sanctum of Muktinath temple said Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli in a statement, according to news agancy reports. Modi wore a Buddhist traditional red dress and carried out rituals both according to the Hindu and Buddhist tradition. After praying, he also greeted and interacted with
people waiting at the temple premises. Muktinath Temple is regarded as sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley.A day before, saying that Nepal is at the top of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 100 crore package to develop Janakpur, while invoking mythological links between the two countries. He held a one-on-one meeting with Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli followed by marathon delegation-level talks on all aspects of the bilateral relationship on Friday.
While lauding the Himalayan nation’s successful journey from bullets to ballots, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is ready to be the “Sherpa” to help Nepal scale the mountain of success. Modi, who concluded his two-day visit to the country, also lauded the country for switching from “Yuddh to Buddh (War to Peace)”. While addressing a civic reception programme which was held to honour him, Modi said, “Nepal has covered a long journey from Yuddh to Buddh.
Bengaluru: After a high octane campaigning that lasted for weeks, over five crore people in Karnataka will decide on who will form the next government in the state. Voting for the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 for 222 seats began at 7 am and will be on till 6 pm. The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka faces a tough challenge from the BJP which is hoping to return to power in the state. Karnataka is the only southern state where BJP has been in power.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed over 20 public meetings in the last ten days of campaigning for the BJP whose chief ministerial candidate is BS
Will form government in Karnataka on Yeddyurappa mentally disturbed, Cong will get over 120 seats: Siddaramaiah May 17, says confident Yeddyurappa Bengaluru: As over five crore people of Karnataka step out of their houses today to vote for a new government in the state, BS Yeddyurappa, BJP's chief ministerial candidate, exuded confidence that his party will form the new government in Karnataka on May 17 after thumping victory. BS Yeddyurappa is the BJP candidate from Shikaripura. Talking to reporters after casting his vote early on Saturday, he laid out a "postwin" schedule. "I will fly to Delhi on the 15th once the results are announced and meet Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi. I will invite him and others for the swearing in ceremony which is going to happen most likely on the 17th," he declared. BJP's chief ministerial candidate, BS Yeddyurappa also projected that his party would win between 145 and 150 seats in the 224-member assembly. Two of the seats are not voting today.
A sessions court on Friday awarded life imprisonment to two persons in the 2012 murder case of actor Meenakshi Thapa.
On day of top cop Himanshu Roy's suicide, 2 men he booked get life term
Mumbai: In a case supervised by late Himanshu Roy as Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) in Mumbai, two accused were sentenced to life imprisonment on the day Roy ended his life. A sessions court in Mumbai on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to two persons in the 2012 murder case of actor Meenakshi Thapa. It awarded the sentence to Amit Jaiswal, 36 and his girlfriend Preeti Surin, 26. "Jaiswal and Surin, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, had befriended Thapa, 26 on the sets of 'Heroine', a Bollywood film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. Both the accused used to work as model coordinators. Under the impression that the actor belonged to a rich family, the duo hatched a conspiracy to abduct her and demand Rs 15 lakh ransom from her family. They persuaded the actor, who
had moved to Mumbai from Dehradun, to accompany them to Uttar Pradesh on March 12, 2012, stating that there was an acting assignment for her. Subsequently, they had abducted her, but after realising that her family was in no position to
Yeddyurappa. Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi toured across the state and interacted with voters from all walks of life. The war of words between
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi often got bitter and personal, especially during the last leg of campaigning. Just hours before the Karnataka Assembly election, the Election Commission on Friday deferred voting in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) constituency, where nearly 10,000 voter ID cards were found in a flat, to May 28. Voting for another constituency in Bengaluru was postponed due to the death of the BJP candidate and the sitting legislator.
pay up, they strangulated her, according to the prosecution. "Himanshu Roy was the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) when Thapa was murdered. As it was a sensitive case, he played a key role in getting it transferred to the Crime
Branch and was instrumental in solving it," a crime branch official said. Roy committed suicide by shooting himself at his south Mumbai residence, police said. Mumbai police, citing his suicide note, said the 1988-batch Indian Police Service officer took the extreme step "out of frustration" due to his prolonged battle with cancer. "Roy was on medical leave for the last two years as he had cancer and the suicide note, in his own handwriting makes it clear that he ended his life out of frustration due to this illness," a police statement said. Roy, who is survived by his mother and wife, would have been 55 next month. Roy shot himself with a licensed revolver at his home in Nariman Point at 12.40 pm and was rushed to Bombay Hospital where he was declared dead at 1.40 pm, an official said.
Bengaluru: Brushing aside BJP chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa’s claim that his party will win 150 seats and he will form the government in the state on May 17, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday called him “mentally disturbed”. He expressed confidence that Congress will win over 120 seats in the state. "Yeddyurappa is mentally disturbed. Congress will get more than 120 seats. I am very confident," Siddaramaiah told the media. He also said that the Congress party will come back to power with complete majority. Earlier on Saturday, after casting his vote, BS Yeddyurappa exuded confidence that his party will form the new government in Karnataka on May 17 after thumping victory. BS Yeddyurappa is the BJP candidate from Shikaripura.
Hindus to agitate if SC verdict against Ram Mandir: VHP chief Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje Haridwar : Newly elected VHP international president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje on Saturday said Hindus will launch a countrywide agitation to mount pressure on their local MPs for passage of a law in Parliament facilitating the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya if the Supreme Court’s verdict “goes against their faith”. On his first visit to the pilgrimage city after assuming charge, Kokje said the Ram temple issue is in a decisive stage of resolution in the Supreme Court and legal experts in the VHP believe that the apex court will pass a judgement in accordance with the faith of crores of Hindus. “However, if the court verdict goes
against their faith, crores of Hindus all over the country will start a movement to mount pressure on MPs representing their areas to pass a law in Parliament which paves the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya,” said Kokje in an interaction with the media here. Kokje said in 6-7 months the Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on the issue paving the way for the construction of a Ram Mandir. He said the VHP will continue to work on its old agenda of creating social amity, awareness against cow slaughter and religious conversion, Ram Mandir construction and conservation of the country’s rivers.
Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif tacitly admits Pakistan Income Tax Department’s black money chargesheet ‘baseless allegation’, says Chidambaram family ‘militants’ behind 26/11 Mumbai attacks
New Delhi : Contradicting Pakistan’s continuous denial of its role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday implicitly admitted that militant organisations which are active in the country were behind the dreadful terror strikes which claimed 166 lives. While responding to a question on national security in an exclusive interview with Dawn, Sharif asked why Pakistan was unable to complete the trial in the
case even after nine years. “Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t
we complete the trial?” he said. Ten Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists had sailed into Mumbai from Karachi and carried out coordinated attacks, killing 166 people and injuring over 300 in
November 2008. Jamaat-udDawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Saeed is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The outfit was declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014. The case has entered into the 10th year but none of its suspects in Pakistan has been punished yet, showing that the case had never been in the priority list of the country that appears to be keen to put it under the carpet.
Chennai : The family of former finance minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said that the chargesheets filed by the Income Tax Department (ITD) were ‘baseless allegations’ as the investments made overseas have been mentioned in their Income Tax returns. The chargesheets filed under the black money law against P chidambaram, his wife Nalini, his son Karti and Karti’s wife Srinidhi and a firm, Chess Global Advisory Services Private Limited, linked to Karti came under the scanner. To this effect, the chartered accountants for P Chidamabarm’s wife Nalini and by Karti Chidamabaram, his wife and a firm Chess Global Advisory Services Private Limited filed two different statements but with similar replies. It said: “The Income Tax returns are prepared and filed on the advice of
the chartered accountants. The investments in question were made through bank remittances. They were duly disclosed in the returns of income filed under Section 139 of the Income Tax Act for the relevant assessment year. It is totally wrong to allege there was a wilful failure to disclose the investments. The returns of income are a complete answer to the baseless allegation.
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Resolution code must first Emily Ratajkowski responds to resolve balance of rights
Amultitude of hopes and expectations have been hitched to the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). There is a widespread belief that this is perhaps the best possible instrument so far—in terms of potential and capacity—for resolving the overhang of non-performing assets (NPAs) in the financial system. Conviction in the IBC’s abilities is also blended with large doses of faith: Clearing the backlog of NPAs will allow banks to indulge in fresh lending, thereby stimulating economic growth. There is merit and rationale for this rising groundswell of belief in the IBC. Compared to previous resolution frameworks—joint lenders’ forum, strategic debt restructuring, scheme for sustainable structuring of stressed assets, to name a few—the IBC seems to have plugged numerous gaps that plagued the earlier systems. It is time-bound, decision-oriented and provides disincentives for promoters trying to shield themselves from creditors. It has been a long and instructive journey when compared with the first attempt at sorting out insolvency through the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR). That said, there is a chance of the resolution process reverting to the BIFR mode owing to bankrupt shareholders finessing the shortcomings in the legal framework. The IBC’s many attributes also hide numerous flaws, including corporate India’s dodgy relationship with capital, providing it with incentives to manipulate the system. Ten out of the first lot of 12 cases—“dirty dozen”—referred to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for resolution have collided against their 270-day deadline, with some of them already exceeding the time limit. The resolution processes of these cases provide multiple pointers to the path that lies ahead and the course correction that is now required. At the core of the corrective mechanism must be a recognition of the balance of rights among various stakeholders—company promoters, other shareholders, members of the workforce, financial creditors, operational creditors, resolution professionals, members on the specialized NCLT and appellate tribunal benches, bidders—and how that squares with the IBC’s legal framework. Developments so far give rise to two observations. One, the regulatory and legal framework is being liberally interpreted and tweaked by various stakeholders, often at odds with either the code itself or occasionally militating against its very spirit. Two, as things stand, the current process and legal framework accords superior rights to some stakeholders, which may tick all the relevant commercial and legal boxes in a capitalist system but might fail a larger morality (or even ethical) test.
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Emily Ratajkowski opened up about her marriage and about how she had to go through criticism for her decision. Apparently, there were many who thought that her marriage wouldn’t last and they were even taking guesses on its longevity. She shared in the June 2018 issue of Marie Claire, “People came after my marriage, like, ‘Wow. I give it three weeks.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ No one can take women seriously on any choices that they make, especially if they’re unique to them and they don’t play into the way we think women should get married. It’s a constant writing-off.”
Alia Bhatt wants to know these things about her ex-student mates Sidharth and Varun
Alia Bhatt finds Ranbir Kapoor open book, but still would spy on him for this
Alia Bhatt is on cloud nine since her movie ‘Raazi’ has received thunderous response at the cinema halls. The Meghna Gulzar directorial is based on Indian spy Sehmat Khan. DNA too asked Alia to spy on some celebrities. The actress is in news for getting too close to her ‘Brahmastra’ co-star Ranbir Kapoor. They are reportedly in a relationship and the speculations are very strong to deny. In fact Alia too in a recent interview said that she wouldn’t agree to or deny any rumours (when asked about her and Ranbir). While Alia thinks
Ranbir is an open book (she probably studied him too well), there is one thing about him that she wants to spy on. She told the daily, “That’s a tough one! With Ranbir, there’s nothing someone really needs to spy on or find out. That guy is like a khuli kitaab! He’s a very open person, but I want to see what kind of food he eats because he always manages to look so good.” It’s quite hard to digest that Ranbir and Alia haven’t had food together considering they spent fairly good amount of time “prepping” for ‘Brahmastra’.
Zaira opens up on battle with depression, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks in post
'Dangal' star and national award-winning actor Zaira Wasim has opened up about her battle with depression, saying she needs a "complete break" from work and school to figure things out. In a lengthy post on Instagram, the 17-year-old actor said she has been suffering from the illness for the past four years, during which she even had "suicidal thoughts", but did not share it with anyone due to the stigma around the issue. "I'm writing this to admit and confess that I, for a very long time have been suffering from severe anxiety and depression. It's almost been four years and I've always been embarrassed and scared to admit it not only because of the stigma that goes around with the word depression with it but most importantly because of always being told that 'You're too young to be depressed' or 'It's just a phase'," Zaira wrote in her post. Zaira said the "awful phase" has put her in situations the actor never wished or chose to be in. "Perhaps it could've been 'just a phase' but this awful phase has put me in situations I never wished or chose to be in.
Alia Bhatt is on cloud nine since her movie ‘Raazi’ has received thunderous response at the cinema halls. The Meghna Gulzar directorial is based on Indian spy Sehmat Khan. DNA too asked Alia to spy on some celebrities. When asked about her alleged exes, who also happen to be her former co-stars, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra, the actress said she wants to know if they are finding time for something they loved to do. About Varun Dhawan, she mentioned, “I’m shooting with him right now (for Kalank) and VD manages to transform his body, within a week. I’m curious to learn how he does that. One day, he will be looking a certain way and then suddenly, his abs will start popping from somewhere. Kya chal raha hai!” We can see Varun’s workout videos almost everyday, so we kind of know ‘kya chal raha hai’, but coming to Sidharth, that’s where Alia should be making the statement because it is her desire to know if Sid has got back to doing what he liked to do.
Salman Khan’s first still from Race 3 is out and it’s hard to keep calm! Big B and the state: Ever since it was announced that Salman President to watch 102 Not Khan will be starring in ‘Race 3’, directed by Remo D’Souza and produced by Tips, the Out, megastar turns cop excitement for the film was on another level altogether! And while the film has almost again wrapped up and is ready for release in a
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month, the trailer of this film isn’t out as yet and that has disappointed the fans. However, Salman announced that the movie’s trailer will be unveiled on Tuesday i.e. on 15th May. But before that, the internet has got a glimpse of Salman Khan’s still from the trailer. In this still, Salman can be seen holding a gun and walk away in his style, throwing the swag all over. Salim shared this still while he was in the editing room, doing a screen and sound check on the trailer. In another photo, it is hard to figure, but looks like Salman is using swords in the movie too. The third photo however appears to be the introduction scene of the trailer and it is grand!
Vicky Kaushal to gain weight for his film on Uri attacks Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor starrer ‘102 Not Out’ has already been declared success as the cast and crew recently threw a success bash. The latest development happens to be that President Ram Nath Kovind will be watching the movie. Director Umesh Shukla confirmed to MidDay, “It is a matter of great pride for any filmmaker for his film to be screened at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. I am curious to know the President’s views on the movie.” “It will take place either tomorrow or on Monday, and will be attended by the President, along with his family, and the members of the parliament,” he added. Rishi Kapoor said, “I would be more than happy to be a part of such great honour.” Not only that, Big B is all set to play a cop yet again, but this time in a special film for Mumbai Police. “Ali Abbas Zafar (the director of Sultan; 2016, and Tiger Zinda Hai; 2017) has helmed the project that will see senior Bachchan giving Mumbaikars a couple of important public safety messages,” an insider told Hindustan Times. “The project has been conceptualised by Ali and his team. Chopra’s team has ensured that they take care of the entire production and make an effective film about public safety,” says the insider. Ali confirmed saying, “This is our tribute to all the unsung everyday heroes, who protect Mumbai and keep us and our families safe. They sacrifice comforts of an easy life and work around the clock to keep our city safe m any harm. If, as izens, all of us remain rt, it will go a long way ensuring public safety.
Actor Vicky Kaushal is going through extensive military training for his next project Uri, based on Indian Army’s surgical strikes across the LoC. The actor, who plays a Pakistani major in ‘Raazi’ that released today, will be playing a commander-in-chief who led the 2016 surgical strike in Uri. Aditya Dhar is directing the project. “I am training for five hours every day. Then there is three to four hours of military training, you get to enhance your stamina, go through obstacle training, you are slithering. I am receiving gun training right now,” the actor told news agancy. “I go to gym and train at the naval base in Cuffe Parade (in Mumbai). Army men help me with training. As of now they are helping us. I have to gain
some weight. I am looking forward to the shoot,” he adds. The film produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s production arm, RSVP, will go on floors soon. “We will fly to Serbia, where we will shoot for two months,” he says. Recently,
the teaser of ‘Sanju’, a biopic on Sanjay Dutt, was released in which Kaushal apparently plays the role of Ranbir Kapoor’s on-screen friend. “You will see me and the entire cast in the official trailer, which will come in due time. It
is about Sanju and with this film we show the magic Ranbir has created,” he says. Kaushal says he met Dutt but after the shooting, of the Rajkumar Hirani-directed film, was over. “I met Dutt after finishing the shoot for Sanju. My dad and he have worked together. When I met him first at the Diwali party. He was sweet to us and was like ‘you are my son and call me if you are ever in problem’. He has a big and beautiful heart,” he says. The 29-year-old actor is also part of Karan Johar’s short in ‘Lust Stories’. The anthology film feature four short films by Karan, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibarkar Banerjee. “We have already shot for the film and it is ready and coming out on Netflix in June.
Ranveer Singh had the time of his life in Switzerland recently. The actor, who is the brand ambassador of the country, also got a train on his name, an honour very few tend to get. Parineeti Chopra, also the brand ambassador of Australia, has been living it up there, and she came back only recently. After the two, now latest news is that Malaika Arora has been signed on as the Brand ambassador for LA tourism. Currently in LA, she is seen shooting a special beauty and shopping segment with ace make up artist Rachel Goodwin at The Wesfield Mall in LA. Rachel is the make up artist who works with Hollywood bigwigs like Emma Stone, Lena Headley etc.
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Rafa Nadal eager to play down Dominic Thiem hiccup at Madrid Open
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Madrid : Claycourt king Rafael Nadal has played down the significance of his quarter-final defeat by Austrian Dominic Thiem at the Madrid Open — a loss that ended a year-long winning streak on clay and cost him the world number one ranking. The 31-year-old Spaniard looked unstoppable going into his Friday clash with fifth seed Thiem, having won 50 consecutive sets on the red dirt, but he was well beaten 7-5 6-3. Coincidentally, it was Thiem who last beat Nadal on clay, at last year’s Rome Masters, shortly before the Spaniard rampaged to a 10th French Open title without dropping a set. However, Nadal quickly slapped down any notion that world number seven Thiem knows the secret of beating the greatest ever
exponent of claycourt tennis. “Well, three weeks ago I beat him 6-0 6-3. I don’t know if that’s a tough player or not. I don’t think it’s that way,” Nadal, who also beat Thiem en route to the Roland Garros title last year, told reporters. “I think it has just been a match where he was better than me, same as a few weeks ago I was better than him. “If he beats me three times in a row, maybe we can say he reads my game and can beat me.” Nadal will now focus on next week’s tournament in Rome where, should he win the title, he could reclaim the number one ranking from great rival Roger Federer who has opted to sit out the claycourt season in preparation for Wimbledon and beyond. Not that the Mallorcan will lose any sleep over it.
Lewis Hamilton ends Sebastian Vettel’s pole run at Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona : Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton seized pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday in a Mercedes one-two that ended Sebastian Vettel’s bid for a fourth in a row. The Briton, leading his Ferrari rival by four points after four races, put in two blistering final laps at an overcast Circuit de Catalunya to take the top slot in a track record one minute 16.173 seconds. Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas was second, in 1:16.213, with Vettel third and 0.132 off the pace. “I needed this pole, I haven’t had a pole for a while. It’s a Mercedes one-two,” said Hamilton, whose last pole was in the Australian season-opener in March. The four times world champion’s time, on a track that has been smoothed and resurfaced since last year, was nearly three seconds quicker than his 2017 time of 1:19.149. The Briton has now been on pole in Spain for three years in a row and four of the last five. Saturday’s was the record 74th of his career and came at a track that has historically favoured the top qualifier.
Bangalore : Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore had a terrible campaign in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League. After their 5-run defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous encounter, RCB have slipped down to the 7th position in the table, with just 3 wins in 10 games, and are at a position where they need to win all their match to somehow script a historic comeback in the tournament. But in spite of the odds, RCB batsman AB de Villiers believes that the side can still make it through Playoffs. Writing in a column on Times of India, The 34-year old further said that his side have let themselves down. “We have assembled a strong squad and we have played well at times and yet, in crucial moments, usually in the closing overs with both bat and ball, we have let ourselves down badly, won
only three matches out of 10 and now find ourselves on the brink of elimination.” But the right-handed batsman went on to add that RCB are not dead yet and can still find a way to get back. “And yet, and yet … we’re not dead yet. There is no doubt that we need to win all four of our four remaining league matches — against DD at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday, against KXIP in Indore on Monday, then at home to SRH on Thursday and, finally, against RR at Jaipur on Saturday 19 May,” he said. He further added that the players in the franchise continue to believe that they can beat any team. “We know we have let people down, yet we know we retain a chance of sneaking into the knockout phase, and we still believe we can beat anyone,” he said. RCB will face DD at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.
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Gujarat: For ‘research on cow vigilantism’, Army to get first batch prof from Japan meets Una flogging victims of ‘Made in Gujarat’ Rajkot : PROFESSOR NAKAMIZO Kazuya, an associate visiting professor at Kyoto University in Japan, visited Mota Samadhiyala village near Una town of Gir Somnath district on Friday and met some of the victims who were flogged, allegedly by cow vigilantes, for skinning a dead cow in 2016. Professor Kazuya told The Indian Express that he was visiting Mota Samadhiyala to understand the Una atrocities and its fallout for his research project on cow vigilantism in India. “My mission is to research about the Una incident and how the Dalit movement developed here after the incident. I am working on gau rakshaks and I have been in places like Madhya Pradesh, UP and Bihar also. But there, gau rakshaks are against Muslims. In case of Una, it is against Dalits. This aspect is also very important to understand… these gau rakshaks… I don’t
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have invited them to visit the site and then we will take this up further… They are planning to come in June,” he added. This development comes immediately after the state government proposed to set up the world’s largest solar park of 5000MW at Dholera. “The rates of solar power have gone below Rs 3 per unit and it makes a lot of sense to store this power that is available only in day-time,” the IAS officer said. Dholera SIR is biggest of the eight smart cities proposed to be built on the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), Jodhpur and Khushkhera Bhiwadi Neemrana (Rajasthan), Aurangabad (Maharashtra),
Entitlement cards to be issued to private land owners losing land for Bullet train project Gandhinagar : In order to allay apprehensions regarding land acquisition for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) will be issuing “entitlement cards” that will carry details of the compensation awarded to each of the 6000 private land owners whose property will be acquired for the project. “Land acquisition has many steps. Now we are almost in the last step of joint measurement survey. Compensation will be decided once the joint measurement survey is over. We have decided the entitlement matrix philosophically, which is more than what is provided in the (Land Acquisition) Act. For example, we will be giving them 25 percent extra for the terms of the consent. There is lot of compensation for Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) and so we are entitlement matrix. Once the joint measurement survey is done, we will know what kind of compensation an individual will get,” Achal Khare, managing director of NHSRCL said while interacting with mediapersons on the sidelines of a lecture organised at IIT-Gandhinagar on Saturday. “To allay their apprehensions, we will be providing each land loser an entitlement card which will have his bank account number and all the items against which he is going to get compensation.
Pithampur (Madhya Pradesh) and Bawal (Haryana) are the other proposed greenfield cities on DMIC. “Recently Government of Gujarat announced 5000 MW solar park at Dholera. Yesterday we got the approval from MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy). The tender for Phase-I of this project of 1000 MW will be out in June,” the IAS officer said. “In the last Vibrant Gujarat summit, we had signed an MoU with Airbus too,” Shivahare added. news agancyhad last year reported that the Airbus was considering locations at Dholera and Mundra to set up a Panther helicopter manufacturing unit.
Ahmedabad : In a boost to the “Make in India” programme for the Indian defence forces, the first batch of “Made in Gujarat”, Howitzer artillery guns, christened “K9 Vajra-T”, is ready to be delivered to the Indian Army next month, official said on Friday. “In Hazira, where I head the manufacturing unit, we are building the K9 Vajra which is a 155 millimetre/52 calibre Howitzer,” Sanjiv Mulgaonkar, head of the Larsen & Toubro Limited’s (L&T) defence manufacturing facility at Hazira, said at an audio-video presentation of the new gun at “Defence Conclave 2018” organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here. The gun is a variant of K9 Thunder, currently being used by the South Korean army. “These self-propelled Howitzer guns are being developed under the “Buy global” programme where foreign companies are allowed to participate,” he said, adding that they are being made with the help of South Korean Hanwha Techwin (earlier Samsung) as technology partner. The two companies had inked a Rs 4,600-crore deal with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 2017 to supply 100 such guns within 42 months. “We were contracted to deliver 10 guns by November 8, 2018, but we will start delivering next month itself. Our internal trials are going on right now. They are in final trials right now at the Hazira facility. After the trials finish, we will offer them to the Indian Army,” Mulgaonkar added. The guns are currently being tested on the newly built test-track facility at Hazira. “This is a flagship programme for us and all those in Gujarat. We are doing more than 50 per cent indigenisation for this Howtizer… The base technology came from Korea.
Gujarat CM inaugurates Primary Health Centre, lays stone of Bagwadar Nagarpalika Bhavan
Vijay Rupani says farmers can take away fertile clay dug up from ponds during Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan Vijay Rupani directs administration that Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan-2018 be completed before monsoon Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani today directed the district administration complete the Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan-2018 should be completed before monsoon. Reviewing the progress of the Abhiyan in Porbandar district, he expressed satisfaction at the people’s participation to offer free labour shramdan to make a success of the massive campaign to deepen the existing water bodies. District Collector Mukesh Pandya gave details of deepening 125 water bodies in the district under the campaign.
Ahmedabad : Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani today said that farmers can take away fertile clay dug up from the ponds during the Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan-2018. Speaking at a function at Bagwadar village in Porbandar district, he said that water is life and the rainwater conservation campaign should be treated as divine blessings, brightened by bountiful monsoon prospects, out to eliminate water shortage in the drought-prone areas. About 11,000 lakh cubic foot of additional water storage capacity is proposed to be created in the state during the month-long campaign. He himself participated in the pond’s deepening programme at the Surya Rannade Mandir being carried out with people’s participation. Mr. Rupani also performed ground breaking ceremony of Bagwadar Nagarpalika Corporate Bhavan to be built at a cost of Rs.3.47crore and inaugurated Primary Health Centre built at a cost of Rs.82-lakh at Kadachh.
5,000 take oath for judicious use of water at Gandhinagar Cultural Forum’s Summer Festival Nearly 5,000 people took oath for judicious use of water at the Gandhinagar Cultural Forum’s Summer Festival in presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani in the State Capital. Inaugurating the three-day Grishmotsav, he complimented the Forum for keeping the state capital humming with various activities, and particularly linking it with the state government’s Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan motto. Mr. Rupani said the government planned to incorporate people’s participation in Gandhian philosophies of cleanliness, village uplift and antyodaya during Mahatma Gandhi’s 150 th birth anniversary proposed to be celebrated in befitting manner in 2019.
Rs.800-cr Jodiya plant to start shortly” “Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan to continue for 3 years” : Vijay Rupani Ahmedabad : Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani today said that Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Yojna, which was launched for a permanent solution to water problem of the Saurashtra region, would now continue for the next three years. Speaking at a function to mark deepening Akash Ganga Jaldhara Trust’s ‘sardar sarovar’ pond at Zarakhia village in Lathi taluka in Amreli district, he thanked
Angela Merkel decries US pullout from Iran deal, gets peace prize
know what has happened and what local people think about this incident,” he said. The Japanese professor, who has also been researching on the broader topic of global exclusion of minorities in democratic countries, added that he had studied the 2002 communal violence in Gujarat and that he sees the cow vigilantism as an extension of the communal divide.
Lockheed Martin eyes solar battery manufacturing unit at Dholera SIR Ahmedabad : After Airbus, Lockheed Martin has expressed interest in setting up a facility to manufacture solar batteries in Dholera SIR (Special Investment Region), located about 80 kilometers from Ahmedabad. “We had interacted with Lockheed Martin at the Defence Expo in Chennai and they said they will be very interested in Dholera… They have shown interest in setting up a solar battery storage unit,” said Jai Prakash Shivahare, managing director, Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (DICDL) while speaking at the sidelines of a Defence Conclave organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Friday. “We
voluntary organizations, donors and people in this participatory campaign. This Jal Sanchay Abhiyan is in addition to the SAUNI project to recharge 115 reservoirs in the Saurashtra region with the help of Narmada waters. Mr. Rupani said the there is plan to set up ten desalination plants on the Saurashtra coast. While tendering of the Rs.800crore Jodiya desalination plant in Jamnagar district
has been completed, work is scheduled to start shortly. The desalination process to convert seawater into fresh is in vogue in Israel and other countries. He said that a policy to recycle huge quantity of gutter water from urban areas would be announced soon, which could be used for gardening, industries and other purposes. About 250 labourers are working at Zarakhiya village pond to create 600 man-days
under MNREGA. Out of 491 ponds deepening works sanctioned in Amreli district, works on 111 have started and 19 completed. Other works under MNREGA and Nagarpalika being taken up. Akash Ganga Trust Chairman Manubhai Kakadiya said that 150 check dams have been constructed in the area under Sardar Patel Participatory Irrigation Project. Others who spoke on the occasion
included Rakhial’s MLA Vallabhbhai Kakadiya, former State Minister Gordhanbhai Zadafiya, BJP State President Jitubhai Vaghani, former Agriculture Minister Dilipbhai Sanghani and Collector Ayush Kumar Oak and DDO Yogesh Nirgude. Donors presented cheque of Rs.51,000 for tree plantation and Rs.21,000 for water conservation, and mementos to the Chief Minister.
Assisi : German Chancellor Angela Merkel says President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear accord makes the situation in the Middle East “more difficult.’ Speaking on Saturday at St. Francis’ Basilica, in Assisi, Italy, Merkel cited the recent escalation of Israeli-Iranian hostility as a reason for concern Franciscan friars at the Assisi church gave the German leader the St. Francis Peace Lamp. She said:
“Peace isn’t possible without justice.’ Merkel said, “the search for peace and reconciliation, independent of one’s faith and world vision, is an essential, fundamental task of politics.’ Addressing the divisions around the issue of migrants to Europe, she said, “tolerance must be always present in the European Union.” She later recommended countering populist assertions with facts as populism rises in Italy and other countries.
Iran urges Muslims to develop sciences to shake off US hegemony
Dubai : Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for unity among Muslims and efforts towards scientific advancement, saying this would make it impossible for “enemies” such as the United States to dominate Islamic countries. Shi’ite Iran faces off with Western-allied Sunni Saudi Arabia for influence in the Middle East. The two regional powers back opposing sides in the conflicts in Yemen and Syria as well as rival political groups in Iraq and Lebanon. “Today, every movement that leads to mutual understanding of Islamic groups and sects is a good thing, and this gathering is an example of the movement for the unification of the Islamic nation,” said Khamenei in remarks carried by his official website. “The scientific movement must accelerate and the Islamic nation must once again reach heights of science and civilization so that the enemies of Islam
and the Americans cannot order around the heads of Islamic countries,” Khamenei told a meeting about Shi’ite contributions to sciences. Iran frequently calls for Islamic unity to help Tehran in its confrontation with its arch-foe, the United States. Washington on Tuesday pulled out of a nuclear deal with Iran, a move accompanied by the threat of penalties against any foreign firms doing business in Iran.
Malaysia: Najib Razak resigns as party president, coalition chief
Kuala Lumpur : Ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday that he had resigned as president of United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) party, and chairman of the Barisan Nasional alliance, with immediate effect. “We all feel sad about what
happened but as a party that upholds democratic principles, we accept the people’s decision,” he said, referring to the stunning defeat of the long-ruling alliance in Wednesday’s general election. Najib said his deputy Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also the former deputy
prime minister, would take over as the new president of UMNO, the main component of the alliance. Najib has been barred from leaving the country amid reports that the government was reopening investigations into a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state fund he founded.
Donald Trump’s prescription to reduce drug prices takes small steps Washington : President Donald Trump’s longpromised plan to bring down drug prices would mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of “getting away with murder.” Instead he focuses on private competition and more openness to reduce America’s prescription pain. In Rose Garden remarks at the White House Friday,
Trump called his plan the “most sweeping action in history to lower the price of prescription drugs for the American people.” But it does not include his campaign pledge to use the massive buying power of the government’s Medicare program to directly negotiate lower prices for seniors. That idea has long been supported by Democrats but is a non-
starter for drugmakers and most Republicans in Congress. Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas dismissed Trump’s plan as “a sugar-coated nothing pill.” The administration will pursue a raft of old and new measures intended to improve competition and transparency in the notoriously complex drug pricing system.
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