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25,578 MoUs signed during Vibrant Gujarat nering organisations for the event at Gandhinagar included some of the world’s top associations like The British Council, US India Business Coun-
Rs 50,000 cr worth MoUs signed on 2nd day of Vibrant Gujarat 2017 Sunvilla News | Gandhinagar
The eighth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit drew to a close at the sprawling Mahatma Mandir Complex in Gandhinagar on Thursday evening. Having established itself as the biggest congregation of corporate leaders, policy makers and analysts in the country, this edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit witnessed
25,578 MoUs that were signed between companies or with the government. The state government, though did not divulge the value of the intended investment. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said: “Value can change with time and thus figures cannot be made public.” Interestingly, the government had announced the value of investment promised
at the conclusion of all previous seven summits. The inaugural session, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, was attended by India’s top corporate leadership and leaders of world’s top multinational companies. Among the top world corporate leaders who attended the summit included David Farr of Emerson Electric, Toshiro Suzuki of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Peter
CISF jawan opens fire on colleagues, four killed
ter the Centre said “things are ready” on its side, and that it will wait for the order of the court which it hoped will do justice so that people can celebrate festival as per tradition. Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam had said the state government will ensure that the sport is held across rural areas in the state. “Myself and the the Tamil Nadu government, who follow in the footsteps of Amma (Jayalalithaa), will ensure that Jallikattu is held.
In an incident of fratricide, a CISF personnel on Thursday allegedly opened fire at his colleagues, killing four of them at the Navinagar Power Generating Company premises in Bihar’s Aurangabad district. Superintendent of Police Satyaprakash said the CISF personnel Balbir was apparently angry over leave issues and fired at his colleagues from his service rifle, killing two of them on the spot at the company campus. Two others injured by him in the incident were declared brought dead by doctors of Narayan Medical College
Supreme Court turns down plea to revisit Jallikattu ban before Pongal (H.S.) | New Delhi
The Supreme Court turned down a plea seeking its intervention in passing a judgment on Jallikattu before Saturday Said. Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport practiced during the Tamil festival of Pongal. The apex court said while the draft of the judgment
News Brief BJP’s Asha Jaiswal elected Mayor of Chandigarh
Agency | Chandigarh BJP’s Asha Jaiswal was today elected as the new Mayor of Chandigarh. The posts of Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor, too went into BJP’s kitty as the two party councillors were elected unopposed. Rajesh Gupta was elected as Senior Deputy Mayor while Anil Dubey became the Deputy Mayor, Chandigarh BJP President, Sanjay Tandon informed. ”In the (Municipal Corporation) House of 36 (including nominated councillors.
has been prepared, it is not possible to deliver a verdict before Saturday when Pongal is set to be celebrated in Tamil Nadu. The apex court, which had first banned the sport in 2014 citing animal cruelty, had upheld the order last year when it dismissed the state government’s review petition. The Supreme Court’s statement comes a day af-
Huntsman of Huntsman Corporation and John Chambers of the CISCo group among others. Vibrant Gujarat summit is a brainchild of PM Modi and it began in 2003 when he was Gujarat CM. Both Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and state Chief Secretary J N Singh emphasised that investments were not the only focus of the summit.
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Second Scorpene class submarine INS Khanderi launched in Mumbai (H.S.) | New Delhi
INS Khanderi, second of the Scorpene class submarine, was launched in Mumbai on Thursday. The submarine, which was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), will undergo trials before being inducted in the Indian Navy. Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Subhash Bhamre was present at the function along with his wife, Bina Bhamre, who launched the submarine. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba was also present on the occasion. The Kalvari
“Investments will happen, but we want the Vibrant Gujarat Summit to be a platform that facilitates exchange and of ideas and innovation not only from across India but from across the world. The Nobel Laureate Series introduced this time is an example of this,” CM Rupani said. The partner countries at Vibrant Gujarat 2017 included Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, UAE, UK and the USA. The list of part-
cil, UK India Business Council, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and the Australia India Business Council among others. Critics
have, and will continue to question the actual implementation of MoUs that have been signed in successive Vibrant Gujarat summits.
erate about Rs 67,000 crore business here,” said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Gujarat government will bear 25 per cent of the total project cost of bullet train project and will
provide land and facilitate implementation of the project. Total cost of the entire project is estimated at Rs 97,000 crore at a project schedule of six years. Rupani said.
Gujarat inks Rs 66000 crore MoU with Railways for bullet train
Sunvilla News | Gandhinagar
The Gujarat government on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth Rs 67,000 crore with the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit here for component manufacturing for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project. “We have signed a MoU with the Railways today. The authority will manufacture bullet train in the state and this will gen-
Tata Sons appoints TCS chief N Chandrasekaran as chairman Agency | New Delhi
and Hospital in neighbouring Rohtas district where they were rushed, the SP said. The incident was reported at about 12:30 AM. The CISF jawan lost his cool following a dispute over leave and fired from his rifle, Superintendent of Police Dr Satyaprakash said. The accused CISF personnel, who hails from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested, Satyaprakash said, adding senior police officials have rushed to the spot to probe the incident.
Tata Sons, the holding company of the listed Tata group companies in a business empire ranging from Jaguar Land Rover and steel mills to aviation and salt pans, ousted its chairman Cyrus Mistry in October, sparking a bitter public spat. Ratan Tata, patriarch of one of India’s most influential families, had taken over as interim chairman of Tata Sons after the board ousted Mistry. In October, Tata Sons’ board had set up a five-member selection committee that included Ratan Tata to choose a new chairman within the next four months. Meanwhile, as
Ratan Tata, patriarch of one of India’s most influential families, had taken over as interim chairman of Tata Sons after the board ousted Mistry
reported by CNBC TV18, Rajesh Gopinathan is likely going to be Tata Consultancy Services CEO. In a move that surprised many, Cyrus Mistry was sacked as the Chairman of the Tata Sons on October 24, nearly four years after he took over the reins of the
over USD 100 billion saltto-software conglomerate. The decision was taken at a Board meeting held in Mumbai. Ratan Tata has been appointed as interim Chairman for four months during which a search committee will look for a replacement.
ed Roy’s parole after the company deposited Rs 200 crore with SEBI for repayment of investors. After spending over two years in jail, Roy was released on parole when his mother
died in May this year. His parole, as well as that of directors Ashok Roy Choudhary and Ravi S Dubey, was subsequently extended on the condition that they should deposit money for refunding investors at regular intervals. The Sahara Group in November had presented a road map for the repayment of an outstanding amount of Rs 11,136 crores to SEBI and proposed to clear its liabilities in two-and-a-half years to ensure ‘ábsolute’ release of Roy.
Supreme Court rejects Subrata Roy’s plea seeking extension of time to pay Rs 600 crore to SEBI Agency | New Delhi
class submarine includes superior stealth and the ability to launch a crippling attack on the enemy using precision guided weapons. The stealth features are expected to give the submarine an invulnerability, unmatched by many submarines. INS Khanderi is designed to operate in all theatres, including the trop-
ics. All means and communications are provided to ensure interoperability with other components of a Naval Task Force said. INS Khanderi can undertake diverse types of missions including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance and others.
The Supreme Court rejected a plea filed by Sahara Group seeking extension of time to pay Rs 600 crore to market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). The court said that if the company fails to pay the amount by February 6, it’s tainted chief Subrata Roy, currently on parole, shall have to commit himself to jail. Roy cited demonetisation and economic slowdown as reasons for re-
quest of extension of time. The court observed that too much indulgence had been granted to the Sahara chief, more than any other litigant. On October 25, the top court had extend-
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Amazon’s national flag doormat is not worth Sushma’s Twitter ire
The external affairs minister, vast responsibilities in her domain, took to Twitter to admonish, even threaten online retail giant Amazon with stopping visas to its officials on account of it advertising a doormat with the Indian flag on it. Several other flags also featured, but never mind that. It is extraordinary that a minister should use Twitter as a platform to issue this kind of threat when it could have been done through the proper channels, if needed. Her sensitivity on the issue of using the flag on a product is quite common among our hyper-patriots who perceive insults to national symbols very easily. Swaraj’s warning to Amazon forced the e-tailer to remove the product from its list. Stark reactions were thrown at Swaraj along with allegations that she overdid the ‘threat’ and that too over social media. It is another matter that this same Twitter engagement has allowed greater interaction and quicker response time to citizens’ issues from government ministries. If the country is advancing, why can’t a minister choose how to run his/her ministry and reach out to millions of people? Meanwhile, many people can dismiss Swaraj’s reaction by terming it hypernationalism. However, it is preposterous to think that any Indian will find it appropriate for someone to rub their shoes on their national flag–which was apparently being sold by a business house that wants to expand in India. In the past there have been incidents where people have been forced to show their nationalism by court order or government decree like standing up for the national anthem in cinema halls. In such cases the orders were in fact harsh and unreasonable. But, some institutions deserve respect and if a citizen, a foreign minister for that matter, is attacking a foreign entity for disrespecting our national flag then she would be well in her right to do so. Even if she were not a minister, a citizen can show outrage when a symbol of their national identity is run to the ground. Any disrespect to the Indian flag is punishable in law. But honestly, why do we get so hot and bothered about the use of the flag on any other place that is not officially sanctioned? Is it our case that we Indians love our flag more than other nationalities do of theirs? The Americans don’t love or respect their flag any less and the Stars and Stripes are all over the place — in public and private. They display their love for their flag in many ways including using it on everyday products from swimwear to luggage. It is seen as an engagement with a patriotic symbol rather than an insult. The Europeans too do not hesitate to show off their flags. The Danish flag is fondly called Dannebrog or Danish cloth. It is used at various private occasions from weddings to graduation ceremonies to decorating confectionary to gift wrapping. In many western countries flags are not treated as something handed down to the people by the State. They are considered the people’s possession and the people are free to do with them as they please. In fact, they are so popular in everyday use that it not an issue at all where it might pop up next. Merchandising and the flag are considered par for the course. The best at this is Britain where the Union Jack and all the merchandise it appears on are popular with not just the citizens but also tourists.
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“Banks and oil marketing companies (OMCs) will bear any burden of Merchant Discount Rates (MDR) on card transactions at petrol pumps,” - Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the government stands by its decision that customers using non-cash digital modes of payments will not have to pay any transaction charge. Also, the 0.75 per cent discount on fuel rate for using digital payments will continue.
Rangoon song: Kangana Ranaut Lisa Haydon posts bikini plays with a lash in Bloody Hell photo to announce pregnancy
Agency | New Delhi The first song from Kangana Ranaut-Shahid Kapoor-Saif Ali Khan-starrer Rangoon is out and it gives us a preview of what to expect from the movie. The track Bloody Hell is out and Kangana feels confident that her song will leave fans floored. She is performing on stage in front of British
officers in the song. “I’m better known for my sobad-it’s-good dance. But in this film, I did three major dance sequences in the first schedule,” Kangana said in a statement here. The National-Award-winning actress says she was determined to put the best foot forward in bringing high energy to her character Julia. “Dance in the
‘40s was about high energy and for me, it was all too new. I rehearsed a lot and I don’t think I was amazing. But I wasn’t terrible either. Julia is a first rate performer and to justify her popularity, I needed to be damn good. However, I was determined. Even if it meant breaking bones, I had to do it for this part,” she said. Director Vishal Bhardwaj roped in Norway-based choreographer Sudesh Adhana to train Kangana for the song. The “Queen” star, who plays a diva from the 40s, rehearsed through out November last year for the song and it was shot in December, the release said.
Lisa Haydon shared a picture of herself in a swimsuit, looking at her baby bump
has shared it with a photo on her Instagram account. The leggy beauty shared a picture of herself in a swimsuit, looking at her
baby bump. She wrote with the image, “Humble beginnings .” Now, this is what we call sharing the news with style! The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actor got married to beau Dino Lalvani in a hush-hush ceremony in October 2016. Even then, she had taken to social media to share the happy news. Dino is the son of Pakistan-born British entrepreneur Gullu Lalvani. Just a few days ago, we saw Lisa posing on a magazine cover with Hrithik Roshan and it was hard to decide who looked hotter and fitter. Even in her Instagram image announcing her pregnancy, Lisa is looking extremely fit and the tell-tale bump is the only giveaway.
ed the news, though he removed the tweet later. Komal Nahta had posted on his Twitter account, “Confirmed news, guys. Absolutely great news. Shah Rukh Khan will play an important cameo in…. hold your breath… Salman Khan’s Tubelight!!!!” Specula-
tions have had been rife in the past of these foesturned-friends sharing the screen. After their patch-up a few years ago, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have not yet been seen on the silver screen together. The makers or Tubelight are yet to confirm the news.
the victory. Gautamiputra Satakarni is cramped up with battles with only a few elements, which too are poorly executed. Most of the battles are centered around Satakarni (Nandamuri Balakrishna), no argument there, he is the face of the film, but that turns out to be delimitation. Being the pioneer of the faction themes in the Telugu industry with his uber rhet-
oric and unrealistic stunts, Balakrishna is just reduced to his power punches in this epic battle(s). Every action sequence is a close shot of the actor swinging his sword with a tad clumsiness. The mass actor was in no shape to swing his sword continuously for a minute, let alone fight in four huge battles. Balakrishna throwing punches in mid-air is acceptable in mass and faction filled films, but in epic wars, it doesn’t quite make sense when a king jumps into an enemy fort
Aditya Roy Kapur Claims He’s Shraddha Kapoor’s ‘Cooler Half’ (H.S.) | New Delhi
Ok Jaanu co-stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor shared a detailed account of the first time the two actors “properly met” on the Humans of Bombay Facebook page, and it’s a fun read. Shraddha and Aditya were introduced ahead of their first film together - 2013’s Aashiqui 2, in which Shraddha and Aditya played characters named Aarohi and Rahul, both of who were singers. At their first scheduled meet, Shraddha arrived ahead of Aditya at the Vishesh Films office, which produced Aashiqui 2, and it was Shraddha who tried to initiate a conversation. “I was like ‘what’s up Rahul?’ said Shraddha. “We both just burst out laughing cause it was so cheesy,” she added. Shraddha said Aditya was late for the meeting by 30 minutes and walked in “wearing shorts, a t-shirt and out of control crazy hair.” One look at Aditya and Shraddha had a concern cropping up in her mind: “While leaving, I gave him a hug and only kept thinking...he’s so tall, what am I going to do?” This is where Aditya stepped in and said: “That’s actually when she started planning out all her heels in her head.” Shraddha and Aditya are soon to be seen together in OK Jaanu, a remake of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil OK Kanmani.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sunny Leone, Alia Bhatt pics are out
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Agency | New Delhi After her whirlwind but dreamy wedding, Lisa Haydon has announced her pregnancy and she
Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan to be seen together in Tubelight, after 10 years (H.S.) | New Delhi
Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan will forever be Karan Arjun. It has been years since the film came out and a lot happened since then. SRK and Salman had a bitter fight, reconciled, became best of friends and are ready to appear on the big screen together once again. According to a report on an entertainment website Bollywood Life, SRK is doing a cameo in Kabir Khan-directed film, Tubelight, which stars Salman as the lead actor. Trade Analyst Komal Nahta also tweet-
Gautamiputra Satakarni movie review: Novelty wins the battle Agency | Hyderabad
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Agency | New Delhi Bollywood’s leading photographer Dabboo Ratnani officially unveiled his annual celebrity calendar on Wednesday evening. Just like previous years, this year too the ace photographer managed to capture in his lens the A-listers of Bollywood in their siz-
zling avatars. Like always, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, and Vidya Balan among others graced the calendar while the new entrants Disha Patani and Sunny Leone added the oomph quotient to it. This year’s calendar was more about
the young blood of the industry as Heropanti star Kriti Sanon, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story actor Disha Patani, Alia Bhatt (Dear Zindagi), Anushka Sharma (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil), Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor looked impeccably hot in the photoshoot.
Samayam ledu mitrama…. Hit a..Flop a…? (There isn’t much time my friend…Hit or flop?) That was the last question in my mind when the film ended with the ubiquitous dialogue still ringing in my head. Well, it’s neither and both. A war is not an easy thing to show. It should have strategies, soldiers, armoury, artillery, contestants, skills, geography and more importantly a proportioned time to showcase the beginning, the conflict and
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This Year, Celebrate Makar Sankranti with a Twist Sunvilla News | Ahmedabad
Makar Sankranti marks an official good-bye to winters and also a celebration of the onset of spring and the harvest season. The festival has multiple names and is celebrated in various parts of India. It is also a festival in which the sky looks beautiful with kites in various hues since kite flying is a popular activity associated with this festival. Similar to almost every other Indian festival, Makar Sankranti too calls for celebration with interesting food, snacks and get-togethers with relatives, friends and loved ones. Since Makar Sankranti is the first festival of the year, here are some tips and innovative recipes to create a memorable experience for your guests during the festive season:Combine the best of tradition and good health:Nuts like almonds are traditionally considered festive and hence can be used to prepare various snacks that you can serve during Makar Sankranti. Almonds are a natural source of many essential nutrients, including protein and healthy fats, making them a nutrient-rich snack that can help keep yourenergies up and keep you going throughout the celebrations. Host a kitethemed party: Decorate your home with colourful kites, adorn toothpicks with pretty, little kites and use them to pick finger foods. You can also play various games using kites as a prop.
Sania Mirza has closed in on his second title of the season in as many tournaments after reaching the final of the WTA Apia International with Czech partner Barbora Strycova. The top seeds thrashed America’s Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova from Kazakhstan 6-1 6-2 in just 51 minutes. Sania and Barbora saved all five breakpoints in the semi-
Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales hit fifties, England make 282 vs India A in warm-up (H.S.) | New Delhi
final match and broke the rivals twice in each set. They will clash for the title with Timea Babos and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Andreja Klepac and María José Martínez Sánchez 6-3 6-4 in the other semifinal. After splitting with Martina Hingis last year in August, it is Sania’s sixth final in eight tournaments. She won the Cincinnati and Tokyo events with Stryco-
Mohammad Azharuddin has declared he wants to start fresh, Rahane will empathise. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, he has a shot at opening the innings again. And for once,
Fine rearguard action by England’s last wicket pair of David Willey and Adil Rashid helped England recover from a mid-innings slump to post 282 after electing to bat in the second warmup match against India A at the Brabourne Stadium on Thursday. Willey and Rashid added 71 runs after the visitors had slumped to 211 for nine. The two targeted the pace bowlers effec-
not in Zimbabwe, not in the IPL but in an ODI. In over five years since his ODI debut, Rahane of Test cricket fame, hasn’t quite cut it in the shorter format. Or for that matter,
the shortest format where he isn’t a part of the squad. The numbers are stacked against him, an ODI average of 32.88, a strike rate of a shade less than 80, it doesn’t look like he’s playing in 2017. Maybe 30 some years back it would have been more than acceptable but now you can end up in a state of constant examination. A state that creates cracks and questions within an already unsettled game – one that works at forcing the pace, somewhat awkwardly, playing shots that don’t quite come naturally.
tively with Rashid hitting 39 off 42 balls and Willey remaining unbeaten on 38 off 30 balls. Even though the scoreboard in the end looked good, the England management will not be pleased with how their batsmen handled the home team spinners. Their total was mainly built around runs plundered against the medium-pacers with Pradeep Sangwan going for 64 runs in 6.4 overs, Ashok Dinda conceding 55 off eight, Vinay Kumar giving away 47 off seven and Siddharth Kaul leaking 31 in six overs. But there was no denying that England’s frailties against spin were there to see. This time the visitors found the going tough against the left-arm spin of Shahbaz Nadeem and the off-breaks of Parvez Rasool. The two applied the brakes after England’s top-order had started
brightly in their effort to cash in after getting to bat first. The two tormented skipper Eoin Morgan and Co by exploiting the purchase on offer with Rasool finishing with 10-1-38-3 and Nadeem returning 10-0-41-2. England were guilty of frittering away a strong start. They had raced to 42 in five overs and were comfortably placed at 116 for one in 16.5 overs. But the introduction of spin turned the tide. Nadeem immediately settled into his rhythm and when captain Ajinkya Rahane introduced Rasool from the other end, the two built the pressure with some tidy overs. Even though Alex Hales and Jos Buttler were well set, they found it difficult to work the ball around against the slow bowlers. Hales was soon out, caught at shot midwicket by Rahane off Nadeem for 51 and it opened the floodgates.
negated their pace. Iqbal scored freely from the outset but lost his opening partner, Imrul Kayes, who hooked a short ball from Tim Southee directly to Trent Boult on the fine leg boundary. After lunch, Tamim rushed quickly to his half century. He struck an elegant cover drive for four from Tim Southee’s third
ball after the resumption – his eighth boundary – then repeated the shot from the bowling of Colin de Grandhomme next over. Tamim then pulled a shorter ball from de Grandhomme for four two balls later, moving to 49 when the total was 52. He was especially hard on Boult who struggled to find his length as he bowled with the gale force wind as his back. Tamim took six boundaries from the first 19 balls he faced from Boult whose first spell of three overs cost 26 runs. But Boult had his revenge when he trapped Tamim lbw for 56 when Bangladesh was 60.
Kumble recalled the time when Dhoni was made captain in all three formats. “The first phase was prob-
ably easy for me because I was old, it was easy for me to say ‘MS take over’. It was difficult for me to continue at that time, the body was not willing but I thought it was the right time for me to leave as well. MS (Dhoni) was ready to take over Test captaincy,” said Kumble ahead of the first ODI against England here on Sunday.
Chennai Smashers Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque fifties give Bangladesh grab the momentum good start against New Zealand in 1st Test Agency | Wellington
The Smashers seized it in a 4-3 win over the Warriors in the last round of Premier Badminton League fixtures, on Wednesday Agency | Bengaluru
On the occasion of Makarsankranti, Chidiyaghar’s Narayan family is all set to celebrate the festival with full excitement and zeal but little did they know that they are inviting trouble while they are enjoying kite flying in their terrace. Chuhiya, the only member in the family who knows to fly a kite was forced by the family members to fly a kite in their terrace. Soon they realized that she is a champion in flying a kite. At the same time, a politician was promoting himself and had organized a kite flying function. He was satisfying his ego by cutting everyone’s kite On the occasion of Makarsankranti, Chidiyaghar’s Narayan family is all set to celebrate the festival with full excitement and zeal but little did they know that they are inviting trouble while they are enjoying kite flying in their terrace.
va and the New Haven tournament with Monica Niculescu. It’s only at the US Open (Quarterfinals) and Beijing (2nd round) events that she made an early exit. Last week, Sania had won the season-opener Brisbane event with Bethanie Mattek-Sands but ironically lost her world number one rank to the American, who jumped five places to dislodge the Indian from the top spot.
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Chuhiya’s Kite flying skills put Chidiyaghar into trouble
Sunvilla News | Ahmedabad
Can India afford to be play the waiting game with Ajinkya Rahane as they once did with Rohit Sharma?
This is quite disorienting, MS Dhoni is captain on 10 January, Ajinkya Rahane is captain on 12 January, and come 15 January, Virat Kohli will be captain. And continue to be captain for the rest of the series unless there are some more farewells and India A matches thrown in for good measure. But that’s beside the point: The point is, Ajinkya Rahane of India’s ODIs in Zimbabwe fame, will be in-charge, showcasing his credentials after injury put an end to a bad run against England in the Test series. While
With second placed Awadhe Warriors and Chennai Smashers (third) already qualifying for the semi-finals, their faceoff would decide where momentum would lie going into the knockouts. The Smashers seized it in a 4-3 win over the Warriors in the last round of Premier Badminton League fixtures, on Wednesday. International action kicked off the tie as the Smashers’ Thai ace Tanongsak Saensom-boonsuk took on the Warrior’s Hong Kong shuttler Wing Ki Vincent Wong. World no. 11 Tanongsak raced ahead in the first game with impressive combi-
nation play to clinch it 116. However, world no. 17 Wong rallied with his nifty play at the net to take the second 11-9. He went on to hold his nerve using well-fashioned defensive strokes to combat the Thai’s baseline strength, winning the decider 1210. Wong was ecstatic as he took his shirt off in front of a noisy crowd. Awadhe had drawn first blood. In the mixed doubles’ action, the husband-wife duo of Chris and Gabrielle Adcock restored parity for Chennai, dispatching Bodin Isara and Prajakta Sawant 114, 11-9. The first trump match of the night saw Parupalli Kashyap face Aditya Joshi.
A dominant innings of 56 by Tamim Iqbal and a patient unbeaten 64 by Mominul Haque on Thursday steered Bangladesh to 154-3 at stumps on a wet and windy opening day of the first Test against New Zealand. Rain allowed only 40.2 overs of play before bad light ended play following a day on which gale force winds battered the stadium, making life uncomfortable for batsmen and bowlers. Tamim played a key role after Bangladesh was sent in to bat on a green but spongy wicket at the Basin Reserve. He raced to
his 20th Test half century – his fourth in six innings against New Zealand in New Zealand – from 48 balls from which he hit 10 fours. When he posted his half century, Bangladesh was 56-1, of which he had scored 52. While the pitch had bright green hue that suggested aid for seamers, it was softer than expected which
Dhoni managed senior players well: Coach Anil Kumble (H.S.) | Pune
MS Dhoni had a phenomenal career as captain and one of the highlights of his leadership tenure was the apt handling of senior players in the team, said current India coach Anil Kumble who himself had made way for the wicket-keeper batsman to be Test captain in 2008. Dhoni succeeded Kumble as Test captain
after the leg-spin legend announced his retirement midway into home series against Australia in 2008.
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Ishrat encounter case: Mother Shamima Kauser moves Rahul Gandhi’s comments against PM Irani special court to oppose discharge plea of Gujarat DGP Modi reflect his worry: Smriti such low-level remarks who remained behind the bars for nearly 19 months. He was released on bail in February 2015 and was reinstated in the state police. Months after his promotion as DGP he was given the additional charge of police chief in April last year after sudden transfer of his predecessor P C Thakur. Pandey, along with IPS officer G L Singhal, DSP
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A special CBI court on Thursday issued notice to CBI on the discharge application moved by Director General of Police P P Pandey, the senior most accused in Ishrat Jahan encounter case, who is currently out on bail. Pandey is also the incharge police chief of Gujarat. On the other hand, Shamima Kauser, mother of Ishrat Jahan, has also moved an application in the court seeking permission to join the proceeding as a party in order to challenge the discharge application. Her lawyer, I H Syed confirmed the
move and said, “there is a statutory provision for victims to join the proceedings as party. We are going to oppose the discharge application for sure.” The special judge MK Pandya issued the notice to CBI and sought agency’s reply by January 20. Pandey has sought relief on the ground that no
case is made out against him and the CBI has not charged him with any specific role in the case. This is the first instance in Ishrat Jahan case, in which an accused has sought discharge from the trial court. The 1980 batch IPS, Pandey was Sunvilla News | Ghandinagar arrested in July 2013 in Ada Yonath, winner of the Ishrat encounter case the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009, has said that “it is possible to develop anti-resistance specific antibiotics by designing Secretary, Industries and pathogen specific antiMines, P K Taneja said. biotics”’. Delivering a “The MoU will create lecture on the theme of aerospace and defence “Towards a New Genermanufacturing ecosystem ation of Antibiotics” at in Dholera region. Airbus the Gujarat University France officials have also here on Wednesday, she visited the spot and given said that since antibiotics their nod to go ahead with targetted ribosomes and the project,” Taneja said. ribosomoes structure and Giving more details about functions had now been the MoU, Gujarat Deputy completely studied, anChief Minister Nitin Patel ti-resistance antibiotics said the company would could be developed by start its operation with a “identification of the type helicopter manufacturing of relevant pathogen and facility. “This is a very big unique structural features project coming to Gujaof ribosomes in each and rat in aerospace sector. In every pathogen”’. Yonath the initial phase, Airbus was awarded Nobel prize France would start profor her pioneering work duction of helicopters at on ribosome structure and this facility. Investment functions by using crysdetails are still being fitallographic techniques. nalised,” Patel said.
Airbus France today signed an MoU with Gujarat government’s Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd (DICDL) for setting up an aerospace and defence cluster at Dholera Special Investment Region near Ahmedabad. The agreement was signed during the ongoing Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit at
Mahatma Mandir here. According to the Gujarat government, officials from Airbus France have already visited the place where the company wishes to start their operations. “Airbus France has singed an MoU with state government’s DICDL for collaborating on setting up of aerospace and defence cluster,” state government’s Additional Chief
Favourable atmosphere for BJP to form govt in UP: Kalraj Mishra
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Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Kalraj Mishra felt that a “favourable atmosphere” has been created in Uttar Pradesh for the formation of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the Gujarat. He also admitted to a problem in payment of workers in the MSME sector post demonetisation, which he said was “slowly being resolved. “In Uttar Pradesh, BJP will form the government. Favourable conditions are in place in the state and we all know condition of other (political) parties,” said Mishra after stepping out of a seminar held on MSMEs at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. When asked who will be future CM if BJP wins in Uttar Pradesh, Mishra who hails from Deoria town of UP said, “It is the party’s parliamentary board that takes the decision on the CM.” On Congress
have shown faith in Modi’s leadership and their support and blessings are with Narendrabhai Modi,” she told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar on textiles at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit here. “It is but natural that after returning from vacation and after introspection, Rahulji is worried about Modi’s popularity growing both in the country and internationally. In such a situation, it is but natural for him to make
on Narendrabhai Modi in his desperate attempt to save his political legacy,” Irani said. “I would only like to say that people’s support and trust for Modi is the biggest reply to Rahulji,” she said. Irani said Gandhi’s work for development of his Lok Sabha seat of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Modi’s work as Gujarat CM over the last decade are there for people to compare. “The Vibrant Summit was started when Modi was Gujarat Chief minister. I have contested elections from Amethi. The man who has not developed Amethi in 10 years of his political career is commenting on the person who has elevated entire Gujarat as an economic power at the world level,” she said.
Elaborating it further, she said that by determining the structure of ribosomes from pathogenic bacteria that caused diseases, it was possible “to increase antibiotics effectiveness and also increase antibiotics selectivity’’. Yonath said that by designing a pathogen specific antibiotics, targetting each and every type of harmful pathogen or bacteria, would help reduce to the smallest level the harm caused to unharmful bacteria or micro-organisms in human micribiome, resulting into more specific cure for diseases caused by pathogens and this would, consequently, lower the amount of antibiotic resistance. Yonath is currently the director of KimmelmanCentre for Biomolecular Structure at Weizmann Institute in Israel.
man. “Its (restructuring) is about improving operational efficiencies so that we can execute on our plan…business is getting bigger…Binny moves to a bigger role to ensure there is more focus,” Sachin Bansal said on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. The India’s largest e-commerce firm is locked in an intense battle with one of the world’s largest e-tailers,
Amazon, in the Indian e-commerce market. The company has raised over $3 billion so far from investors like Tiger Global, Naspers and Accel Partners among others. Asked if Flipkart is looking at another round of funding at a time when rival Amazon has been pumping in billions of dollars to strengthen its position in the Indian market, he said there are “no such plans right now”.
you call it. This is a historic step, there is no parallel in the world.” “Some people are saying that all the money has come back
to banks. But whether it is black or white will be known only after scrutiny… There is a money trail now. Every note has an address, of its father, of its godfather… All these things have to be explained… When money comes in the system, tax base will increase and burden will reduce… tax rates too will reduce… Much more is likely to happen,” he said.
tile processing, machinery and carpet development, a Textiles Ministry statement said. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said
given the entrepreneurial spirit of Gujaratis and the investment inflow, the textile story of Gujarat has just begun.
Developing anti-resistance antibiotics possible: Yonath
Airbus France to set up aerospace, defence cluster at Dholera
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N K Amin, retired IPS D G Vanzara and three other policemen, was chargesheeted by CBI for conspiracy, murder and kidnapping of 19-year-old Mumbai girl Ishrat Jahan, her friend Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai and two alleged Pakistani nationals in 2004. The CBI Sunvilla News | Ghandinagar claimed in the chargesheet Attacking Rahul Gandhi that they were killed in a over his remarks against staged encounter. Narendra Modi, Union Minister Smriti Irani today said his comments show that he is “worried” about the Prime Minister’s growing popularity and “desperately” looking to save his political legacy. “Yesterday, Rahulji had said some words about our Prime Minister. Congress’s repeated defeat in elections is an indication that people
Flipkart will take a ‘decisive lead’ in 2017, says co-founder Sachin Bansal Sunvilla News | Ghandinagar
2017 will be a defining year for Flipkart as the company is looking to take “decisive lead” in the Indian market, its co-founder Sachin Bansal has said. The company, which recently announced top-level changes, said the restructuring is aimed at “improving operational efficiencies”. Earlier this week, in a major restructuring, Flipkart brought all its units under an umbrella firm and elevated Binny Bansal as the Group Chief Executive Officer. Kalyan Krishnamurthy, previously head of Category Design Organisation, has been appointed as the CEO of Flipkart. Sachin Bansal will continue as executive chair-
Note ban bitter pill with good after-effects: Venkaiah Naidu Sunvilla News | Ghandinagar
He also admitted to a problem in payment of workers in the MSME sector post demonetisation, which he said was “slowly being resolved
leader Rahul Gandhi’s recent comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the minister said, “He does not have anything substantial to speak…What can he say. PM has globally presented the country such that people are amazed how a large democratic country implemented demoneti-
sation. It is not a small event… What can Rahul Gandhi do. They (Congress) are feeling that they are being eliminated.” On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi held the PM responsible for demonetisation and had accused him of “wrecking the economy” and instilling fear among people. When
asked about demonetisation and it’s effects on MSME sector, Mishra said, “There was a problem of payment to the workers. This problem is slowly being resolved. The workers who had returned home are now returning to work. The cash payments are now regularly happening.”
Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed the criticism of the Centre’s demonetisation move by experts and said it was a “bitter pill” which had some “side-effects”, but will have very good “after-effects”. “Whenever some transformation takes place, whenever a radical step is taken, there will be some effects, side-effects and after-effects. But the after-effects will be very good,” Naidu said. Naidu was speaking at an international seminar on ‘Smart and Livable Cities: Opportunities and Challenges’ organised as part of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. Referring to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and the menace of black money, Naidu
said, “We had challenges, friends; therefore, we have gone for this radical step of demonetisation or remonetisation, whatever
Vibrant Guj Summit: Rs 8,835 cr MoUs signed in textile sector (H.S.) | New Delhi
Government today said MoUs worth Rs 8,835 crore in textile sector were signed during a seminar at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. The pacts have been signed in various segments such as textile parks, tex-
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