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Others Detained Following Ramjas College Protests The protesters also clashed with police personnel deployed at the scene. perceptions change and cinema changes accordingly. However, Addressing a gathering in Bhavnagar after the inauguration,Modi blasted the Congress saying the previous Congress-led government in the Centre had stalled all development projects in Gujarat by creating procedural hurdles in the name of the environment "When I was chief minster I faced hostility from the then central Government People at the Center were like that From Vapi to Mandvi in Kutch they (the UPA government) had banned development in the entire coastal area of Gujarat They had threatened to lock all our industries in the name of environment" Modi said this situation changed since he took power in Delhi and gave importance to the state’s development "It seems implementation of all good works are my luck Changes don’t come from cliched attitude but by new thinking We changed the way of thinking" The Opposition has alsobeen attacking the government specifically over demonetisation and GST which was rolled out on 1 July Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had attacked Modi during his recent campaign tour in Gujarat after the growth rate slipped to 57 percent in the first quarter of 2017-18 Talking about GST Modi said the number of traders joining the new indirect tax regime is increasing day by day "In the last few months 27 lakh additional people have registered themselves for this indirect tax No businessman wants to indulge in tax evasion But tax rules system tax officials and even politicians are forcing them to do it" Modi said He also said that the GST has stopped corruption at check posts on borders of each states "The GST has eliminated check posts on borders Trucks do not have to wait for days and corruption at check posts has stopped Now those who used to take contracts for ensuring passage of your trucks through the check posts are naturally very angry with me" he said Modi also slammed Congress’ attack on the Election Commission for delaying the announcement of election dates in the state "The Congress has no moral right to question the Constitutional body" Modi said addressing a gathering in Vadodara "Some of them (Opposition) are worried why Modi is coming to Gujarat after Diwali They can’t say anything to me so they are targeting the Election Commission" the prime minister said and asked the gathering "You tell me should I not come to Vadodara" Election to pick a new 182-member Gujarat assembly is due before January 22 2018 when its term ends The Election Commission has not announced the poll dates as of now even citing it would bring in the imposition of the model code of conduct that would disrupt relief operation for flood-hit victims The opposition parties have alleged that the poll panel has given time to the ruling BJP to announce sops for the people of Gujarat With inputs from agencies By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: July 4 2017 3:36 am Speaking to mediapersons Sugata Bose said: “It is not a big issue just because it had taken place at our home… But I am concerned about my mother’s safety… they spoke rudely to her” Top News SIX PERSONS were arrested on Monday for allegedly threatening the relatives of Subhash Chandra Bose at the residence of Krishna Bose — the wife of Netaji’s late nephew Sisir Kumar Bose — in Kolkata Sources in the police said that on Monday morning while labourers were carrying out repair work at the family’s Sarat Bose Road residence in the city some motorcycle-borne persons barged in and started asking the workers about the contractor they worked for and from where they had brought raw materials “Following this they allegedly left but returned around 4 pm Then they allegedly entered into an altercation with Sisir Bose’s wife Krishna Bose who was reportedly threatened by the miscreants” said a police officer “As Krishna Bose’s son and Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose intervened he too was threatened… Later when he introduced himself the miscreants left” the officer added Speaking to mediapersons Sugata Bose said: “It is not a big issue just because it had taken place at our home… But I am concerned about my mother’s safety… they spoke rudely to her I have filed a police complaint (at Ballygunge police station) because I don’t want the common people to face similar trouble” “Regarding the incident that took place at the residence of Krishna Bose six persons have been arrested” said Joint CP (Crime) Vishal Garg For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 14 2017 3:34 pm The Tamil Nadu government recently announced the state film award winners for six years Top News Tamil Nadu state government announced the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for six consecutive years – from 2009 to 2014 The Tamil film fraternity is facing multiple issues around the GST including the strike protesting the additional entertainment tax over it and less number of audience in the theatres So this announcement has come as a pleasant surprise The last time the awards were announced was in the year 2008 and the late Chief Minister J Jayalalitha had promised last year that she would bring the awards back in a grand manner Finally the current CM Edappadi Palanisamy announced the awards on Thursday morning The jury was led by former judge A Raman and the team chose from various entries each year Apparently 2014 saw the maximum number of entries From Pasanga Myna Vaagai Sooda Va Vazhakku En 18/9 Ramanujan to Kuttram Kadithal – the films were awarded the first prize as Best Picture Prithviraj Sukumaran has bagged another state award but this time as the villain Vijay Sethupathi Vikram Sivakarthikeyan and many others have also bagged awards under Best Actor category Here is the complete list of winner year-wise | 2009: Best Picture (First Prize) – Pasanga Best Picture (Second Prize) – Mayandi Kudumbathar Best Picture (Third Prize) – Achamundu Achamundu Best Actor – Karan (Malayan) Best Actress – Padmapriya (Pokkisham) Best Actor (Special Prize) – Prasanna (Achamundu Achamundu) Best Actress (Special Prize) – Anjali (Angadi Theru) Best Villain – Prakash Raj (Villu) Best Comedian – Ganja Karuppu (Malayan) Best Director – Vasantha Balan (Angadi Theru) Best Music Director – Sundar C Babu (Nadodigal) Best Lyricist – Yugabharathi (Pasanga) 2010: Best Picture (First Prize) – Myna Best Picture (Second Prize) – Kalavani Best Picture (Third Prize) – Puthran Best Special Prize – Namma Gramam Best Actor – Vikram (Raavanan) Best Actress – Amala Paul (Myna) Best Actor (Special Prize) – YG Mahendra (Puthran) Best Actress (Special Prize) – Sangeetha (Puthran) Best Villain – S Thirumurugan (Kalavani) Best Comedian – J Thambi Ramaiah (Myna) Best Director – Prabhu Solomon (Myna) Best Music Director – Yuvan Shankar Raja (Paiyya) Best Lyricist – Pirai Sudan (Neeyum Naanum) 2011: Best Picture (First Prize) – Vaagai Sooda Vaa Best Picture (Second Prize) – Deiva Thirumagal Best Picture (Third Prize) – Uchi Thanai Murgarnthaal Best Special Prize – Marina Best Actor – Vimal (Vaagai Sooda Vaa) Best Actress – Iniya (Vaagai Sooda Vaa) Best Actor (Special Prize) – Sivakarthikeyan (Marina) Best Actress (Special Prize) – Anushka Shetty (Deiva Thirumagal) Best Villain – Ponvannan (Vaagai Sooda Vaa) Best Comedian – Mano Bala (Many Films) Best Comedian (Female) – Devadharshini (Kanchana) Best Director – A L Vijay (Deiva Thirumagal) Best Music Director – Harris Jayaraj (Ko) Best Lyricist – Muthulingam (Medhai) 2012: Best Picture (First Prize) – Vazhakku En 18/9 Best Picture (Second Prize) – Saatai Best Picture (Third Prize) – Thoni Best Special Prize – Kumki Best Actor – Jeeva (Nee Thane En Ponvasantham) Best Actress – Lakshmi Menon (Kumki and Sundarapandian) Best Actor (Special Prize) – Vikram Prabhu (Kumki) Best Actress (Special Prize) – Samantha (Nee Thane En Ponvasantham) Best Villain – Vijay Sethupathi (Sundarapandian) Best Comedian – Soori (Many films) Best Comedian (Female) – Aarthi (Paraseega Mannan) Best Director – Balaji Sakthivel (Vazhakku En 18/9) Best Music Director – T Imman (Kumki) Best Lyricist – N Muthukumar 2013: Best Picture (First Prize) – Ramanujan Best Picture (Second Prize) – Thangameenkal Best Picture (Third Prize) – Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Best Special Prize – Aal Best Actor – Arya (Raja Rani) Best Actress – Nayantara (Raja Rani) Best Actor (Special Prize) – Vijay Sethupathi (Pannaiyarum Padminiyum And Itharku Thane Aasaipattai Balakumara) Best Actress (Special Prize) – Nazariya Nasim (Neram) Best Villain – Vidiyal Raj (Aal) Best Comedian – Sathyan (Raja Rani) Best Director – Ram (Thangameenkal) Best Music Director – Ramesh Vinayakam (Ramanujan) Best Lyricist – Na Muthukumar (Thangameenkal) 2014: Best Picture (First Prize) – Kutram Kadithal Best Picture (Second Prize) – Goli Soda Best Picture (Third Prize) – Nimirnthu Nil Best Special Prize – Kaaka Muttai Best Actor – Siddharth (Kaaviya Thalaivan) Best Actress – Aishwarya Rajesh (Kaaka Muttai) Best Actor (Special Prize) – Bobby Simha (Jigarthanda) Best Actress (Special Prize) – Anandhi (Kayal) Best Villain – Prithivi Raj (Kaaviya Thalaivan) Best Comedian – KR Singamuthu (Many films) Best Director – Raghavan (Manja Pai) Best Music Director – AR Rahman (Kaaviya Thalaivan) Best Lyricist – Na Muthukumar (Saivam) The awards for 2015 and 2016 are now awaited For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Nagpur | Published: January 15 2017 2:20 am Top News A TIGER death was reported on the second successive day on Saturday in Nagpur district A full-grown tigress was found dead in Paoni range on the border of Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) core area by the forest department staff While the exact cause of death would be ascertained after post-mortem officials perceive it to be a natural death Watch What Else is Making News “It has been discovered within 24 hours of mortality All body parts are intact” said PTR Field Director Srinivas Reddy A full-grown tigress was found electrocuted on Friday along with two sambhars For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon | Published: May 21 2016 2:44 am The Tribunal also said that dumping waste in the Aravali forest area is a clear violation of its order on January 22 when it directed authorities to stop throwing waste in the forest area Related News Taking cognizance of reports about waste material being dumped in the Aravalis the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Gurgaon and Faridabad district administration to seize vehicles dumping construction industrial and medical waste and impose a penalty of Rs 5000 on them While hearing a plea on the issue the NGT stated “… every person who is found to be throwing muck or waste in the area the authorities are at liberty to seize the vehicles and impose a cost of Rs 5000” Share This Article Related Article The Tribunal also said that dumping waste in the Aravali forest area is a clear violation of its order on January 22 when it directed authorities to stop throwing waste in the forest area The NGT also directed police commissioners of Gurgaon and Faridabad to “ensure that directions issued by the Tribunal are fully complied with” Seeking the compliance report in the next hearing the NGT said there should be proper checkpoints at the entry point of roads which lead to the Aravalis For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: October 18 2015 9:56 am Annabelle the sinister doll will continue haunting people as the second part of the movie is in the works with original screenwriter Gary Dauberman penning the script Related News Annabelle the sinister doll will continue haunting people as the second part of the movie is in the works with original screenwriter Gary Dauberman penning the script The announcement of the sequel comes a year after “Annabelle” hit the screens reported Ace Showbiz A spin-off to successful horror film “The Conjuring” “Annabelle” scored USD 372 million in the first week of release on a budget of just USD 65 million Share This Article Related Article It explored the history of the haunted doll Annabelle who exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut-visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month The original cast are Annabelle Wallis Ward Horton and Alfre Woodard New Line is behind “Annabelle 2” However “Annabelle” director John Leonetti is not returning for the sequel and a search for new director is on Filmmaker James Wan would return to produce the film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express AppBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 23 2015 7:09 pm Come Christmas and Sonakshi Sinha is all set to give her fans a treat with her maiden single titled ‘Aaj Mood Isqholic Hai’ The song which showcases her in Bohemian style has been entirely shot in Goa The actress drives a luxury car in the city of beaches with her on screen love Related News Come Christmas and Sonakshi Sinha is all set to give her fans a treat with her maiden single titled ‘Aaj Mood Isqholic Hai’ The song which showcases her in Bohemian style has been entirely shot in Goa The actress drives a luxury car in the city of beaches with her on screen love Produced by T-series the song has been composed by Meet Bros Sonakshi can also be seen rapping in the peppy number After successfully trying her hand at acting and dancing the actress has victoriously come out as a singer as well (Sonakshi Sinha’s dons hippie look for her maiden single ‘Aaj Mood Ishqholic Hai’) Watch the song here: Talking about the location of her song Sonakshi said “I wanted a very bohemian look for the video and best place to be in that particular style is Goa because of its hippie vibe The actress who started her career opposite Salman Khan in Dabangg has finally joined the bandwagon of actors turned singers which includes the likes of Priyanka Chopra Shraddha Kapoor Amitabh Bachchan and more For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Pehli Patshahi, After it ousted the Taliban from power at the end of 2001, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C. This suggests that the slides were either tampered with or contaminated, Saini said The prosecution said Dr Rohit Kochar and Dr Rajeev Varshneywho had visited the house the next morninghad observed bloodstains on the lock of the terrace dooron the railings and stairs Saini said they had also seen bloodstains on the stairsstrengthening the CBIs claim that Hemrajs body was wrapped in a bedsheet and dragged to the terrace The court has fixed October 17 for further arguments in the case For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sharvari Patwa MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published: April 2 2014 1:45 am At Desai Maidan roughly 25 per cent of the entire area allocated as open space as per the city’s development plan is covered by slums and buildings largely by the former Related News Many green lungs in the city — a rare commodity in a congested Metro like Mumbai with a population of 12 crore — are lying unkempt unprotected and unused as the Shiv Sena-BJP-run civic administration has been stalling a vital policy for open spaces for the past seven years The reason This policy could prove costly for some politicians who have turned some of these public spaces into swanky private clubs and gymnasiums under a previous regulation that was later put on hold say Manasi Phadke and Sharvari Patwa The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has on numerous occasions drafted and re-drafted a policy to protect and maintain the city’s open spaces by diluting some of the control given to private trusts that were allotted open spaces for maintenance However political representatives have been consistently rejecting these drafts mainly on the grounds that the entity that is allotted the open plot for maintenance should have complete control over it The controversial caretaker and adoption policy to allow handover and maintenance of public open spaces to private trusts was stayed in 2007 by the then Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh CARETAKER-ADOPTION POLICY The civic body had originally designed two policies for the city’s open spaces – the adoption policy and the caretaker policy Under the adoption policy an open space could be handed over to a local citizens group or a non-government organization for a period of five years on a deposit of Rs 25000 Only a 10×10 feet security enclosure could be constructed on the plot under this scheme The other policy Caretaker was the controversial one wherein a caretaker is given the land on a minimum 33-year lease and allowed to construct on 25 per cent of the total area if a plot is between 5000 sq ft and 15000 sq ft For larger grounds 33 per cent of the land could be used for building In return the caretaker was expected to maintain the remaining part of the ground for public use and charge Rs 2 to Rs 5 for use The policy was applicable to all plots grounds gymkhanas gymnasiums swimming pools sports clubs and gardens that were mostly allotted to private parties including politicians or their organisations from 1998 to 2001 Following vociferous protests by activists and residents in several of the city’s pockets the then Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh in 2008 ordered a stay on this ‘caretaker adoption policy’ of the BMC Clubs built under the caretaker policy include Vihar Sports Complex Borivali MIG Club Bandra Matoshree Club Jogeshwari Mandapeshwar Club Borivali Wellington Club Santacruz Ronson Foundation Juhu Prabodhankar Thackeray Complex Vile Parle Prabodhankar Krida Bhavan Goregaon These trusts some of which are said to have the backing of political big-wigs such as Shiv Sena MLA Ravindra Waikar Shiv Sena MLA Vinod Ghosalkar and MLA Gopal Shetty run clubs and gymnasiums wherein entry is restricted only to club members while public can access some of the open space albeit in restricted timings NUMEROUS DRAFTS PUT ON HOLD In the new amended draft policy in 2010 BMC proposed that 25 per cent of the plot be given to a private trust on caretaker basis while the remaining 75 per cent be with the BMC This senior civic officials point out was the main point of contention between the political wing and the civic administration “Unlike earlier when the trusts had control over the full open plot in the new policy the BMC had mandated that the private trusts could keep the 25 per cent of the plot with them while for the remaining 75 per cent they should pay the upkeep and maintenance charges thereby restricting control of such trusts to a smaller part of plot” said a senior civic official BJP corporator and member of Improvement committee Dnyanmurti Sharma admitted “The most crucial demand is that the new policy should not touch the existing caretaker plots One cannot expect that those trust running these plots should return the majority part of the plot meant for public use after spending so much on the plot” The amended policy first put up before the civic body’s improvement committee in 2011 for approval has been sent back at least four times for modifications Ravindra Waikar who runs the Matoshree club at Jogeshwari said “We also have an issue with a clause of the new draft that asks the trusts in charge of open spaces under the old caretaker policy to pay Rs 300 per square feet for 66 percent of the total plot area We are already spending on maintaining the open space so why should we pay” The new policy was also to apply to existing trusts under caretaker policy after their leases expire “The fact that these trusts would have to give up control of the full plot and keep it open for general public has been a sore point with corporators and MLAs” said the civic official adding that in most of these clubs entry for general public is only on paper Few crucial suggestions in the draft opposed by Shiv Sena and BJP corporators in the improvement committee include a proposal to auction the open spaces to the highest bidder and also give first right of maintaining open spaces to local resident groups “In the original policy the appointment of trusts to maintain these open spaces was done randomly Usually politicians running trusts and NGOs would apply and be appointed as caretakers Under the new proposed draft we suggested that the caretakers be called based on advertisements and keep it open for all groups including NGOs resident associations corporate houses and politicians” The BMC’s website mentions that its gardens department maintains 402 parks and gardens and over 353 recreation spaces As per section 63 of the Bombay Municipal Corporation Act 1888 providing recreational amenities to the public is a “discretionary” duty of the civic body Citing this clause and a paucity of funds the civic administration has been seeking partnerships from private trusts to maintain open spaces Social activist from Save Open Spaces umbrella organisation of more than 30 civic groups Ashoke Pandit points out that caretaker and adoption policies were being used to grab land banks This is an easy way to make huge money and both politicians and builders would ensure that once open spaces are given to them for maintenance they would build clubs for the rich and restrict access for the rest of citizens” While they were supposed to build and develop on 33 per cent of the land they would also try to ensure that public access is restricted on the remaining portion of land” said Pandit According to the city’s development plan there are 3246 existing and proposed open spaces in the city accounting for about 6 percent of the city’s total land However a study that the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had commissioned through experts shows that about 26 percent of them are occupied by structures and another 23 percent are lying vacant and are not in use So while per capita open space as per the development plan should be 248 square metres in reality it is much lower Globally while New York City has free space of 720 sq m/ person London has 48 sq m per person and Shanghai 916 sq m/person Mumbai has free space less than one square metres per person This is despite the fact that the civic administration has added promenades gymkhanas forests and beaches as open spaces Rais Shaikh Samajwadi Party Corporator says introducing the caretaker policy is like opening a pandora’s box “There is immense political pressure from the top rung in the Shiv Sena to maintain the stay in the caretaker policy Under the policy most of the clubs run by politicians have constructed posh clubs in the part of the plot allotted to them while entry in the rest of the plot meant for common public is also restricted” “Most of these trusts usually undertake various activities in the remaining plot meant for public use also In some cases those plots are used to rent out for parties and functions in nexus with civic officials” said Shaikh OPEN SPACES IN DEVELOPMENT PLAN BUT MANY NOT OPEN FOR PUBLIC The MMRDA-commissioned study had found that of the 3246 reserved sites for open spaces less than 40 percent are actually accessible to the public Rest are either lying vacant and not in use or they are occupied by structures including slums or they are in the premises of private clubs and are accessible to a limited population According to the city’s development plan for 1991 to 2010 there are 3246 existing and proposed open spaces spread across 2968 hectares Of these 1275 are playgrounds 1258 are recreational grounds 514 sites are reserved for gardens 44 as green belts and another 155 as stadiums hill slopes tanks and so on The study was conducted by the MMR Environment Improvement Society with two consultants on board namely Mumbai’s Adarkar Associates and Ahmedabad’s HCP-Design Project Management The report published in 2012 created a detailed inventory of all open spaces in the city A total of 756 sites about 23 percent reserved for development of open spaces are lying vacant but not in use and in a condition of disarray Of these a majority of them365 sitesare in the congested western suburbs according to the study While many are owned by the BMC or other government agencies some are also privately-owned or stuck in litigation Likewise the study shows that another 899 sites are covered by either buildings or slums with 421 of the sites being in the western suburbs 254 in the island city and 224 in the western suburbs Another 406 sites have entry restrictions have entry restrictions as they fall in the premises of private clubs or institutions and thus are not available for public use Additional Municipal Commissioner S V R Srinivas said “The new policy will ensure access of locally available open spaces to the general public especially as land supply is limited in the city One also needs to rethink about the caretaker policy as it restricts entry of the common public” As per the open spaces reservations in the development plan with 2968 hectares of open space Mumbai has per capita open space of 248 square metres However in reality this figure dwindles to 088 square metres with several of these open spaces built upon not in use or having restricted entry The MMRDA study found that of the 24 administrative wards in Mumbai 18 wards have per capita open space that is developed in use and accessible to the public of less than one hectare Seven of these have per capita open space of less than half a hectare the worst being H East (Bandra East Khar East and Santacruz East) with per capita open space of 015 hectares followed by C ward (Chira Bazaar Masjid Girgaum Kalbadevi) with 016 hectares and M-East (Chembur Govandi and Mankhurd) with 022 Nayana Kathpalia trustee NAGAR a city-based NGO working for open spaces in the city said “In the absence of a proper policy for the last seven years arbitrary rules have come in force for parks and gardens in different wards across Mumbai It is up to the discretion of the ward officers and dependent on their mood to define what activities are allowed in these open spaces and which are not Without a policy they cannot be questioned” The survey for the development plan of 1991-2010 was conducted in 1981 However since then there was a lot of real estate development and much land was also lost to encroachments Thus many of the open space reservations in the development plan were already built upon Besides the development plan also included many proposed sites that could be developed into open spaces “During the making of the development plan in order to increase the ratio of per capita open space open space reservations were marked on plots which already had existing buildings that were supposed to have a short life expectancy Some reservations were marked on plots that were occupied by slums Most of these plots are still occupied by the same structures” the study said adding some of these structures over a course of time have also been renovated into rented commercial outlets PROBLEMS WITH OPEN SPACES Desai Maidan Mahim Roughly 25 percent of the entire area allocated as open space as per the city’s development plan is covered by slums and buildings largely by the former One such example is the Desai Maidan at Mahim While a third of the plot is developed and in use as a playground the other part is occupied by a baithi chawl known as the Naseerwanji Wadi Chawl for more than 20 years now With the plot not in use as a playground or a recreational space the BMC which is supposed to be the guardian of the plot has also encroached on it by building a makeshift structure and dumping garbage on the plot Meena Desai former corporator for the area said “I had aggressively pursued that issue I had also filed Right to Information requests that revealed that the BMC was actually planning redevelop the chawl and settle the tenants on the same plot irrespective of the fact that it is reserved for a playground” Desai who belongs to the Congress party said that the slum redevelopment scheme planned for the plot has not gone through yet owing to pressure from local activists and her office “Over the years there have also been illegal additions to the chawl However considering that the residents of the chawl have been living there for many years now I had suggested that they be rehabilitated as project-affected people somewhere else in Mahim and the plot be developed for the purpose it has been reserved This is practically the only open space in Mahim” she said Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s Virendra Tandel the current corporator for the area located in the G north ward said “I had taken up this issue but there has been no action yet” SK Patil Udyan Charni Road Similarly over the years some open spaces in the city have shrunk in size due to works related to boosting the physical infrastructure of the city SK Patil Udyan at Charni road is one such case The garden is the only open space in C Ward which has a very poor per capita availability of open space accessible to public as the others are inside gymkhanas or institutions and are not open for all The garden has been in a bad condition for years A large part of the garden was closed in 2007 for tunnelling work of the water department that was completed in 2012 However the BMC is yet to refurbish the garden and open it for public use Vijay Hire deputy superintendent of gardens said “Once refurbished the garden would be smaller than it was earlier as there is some tunnel shaft of the water supply department that is occupying some space It has been done as per plans approved by senior officials from BMC and could not be helped as water supply is also important” “Funding was slightly a problem in renovating the garden and that caused a delay Now that has been resolved The gardens cell has floated tenders and given the work order We will be doing it phase wise and spending Rs 3 crore roughly” Hire said Gandhi Maidan Kurla While many open spaces have fallen prey to encroachments this is a story of how resident activism ensured that a playgrounda rare entity in the extremely congested suburb of Kurla Westwas freed of encroachments and restored to its original purpose The playground measuring 2505 square metres had hosted Indira Gandhi’s rally during the Samyukta Maharashtra movement in 1960 and had served as a dais for performances of Marathi actor Dada Kondke a few times However post 1970 hutments started cropping up on the ground With the BMC having failed to take any action members of the Senior Citizens Group of Kurla West took it upon themselves to get the open space freed and make it available as a playground once again It took them 14 years and repeated visits to the deputy collector’s office the BMC ward office and several rounds of the court A few times the BMC would partly clear the encroachments but they would resurface Then finally in December following a Bombay High Court order the BMC cleared all but a few encroachments opening up most of the maidan To celebrate the residents organised a sports and cultural festival earlier this year on the playground for the community [email protected] [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Published: April 10 2013 1:34 am Related News Discontent is brewing among bureaucrats from Punjab and Haryana over the fact that the charges traditionally given to officers from the states by the UT Administration are gradually being shifted to bureaucrats from the AGMUT cadre The charge of the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) that was being held by PCS and HCS officers was in January this year handed over to an IAS officer of the AGMUT cadreKavle V Parshuram The charge was at that time being held by Mahavir Kaushikan HCS officer who was given the charge of the Registering and Licensing Authority During the Punjab Assembly held last monththe legislators raised this issue in the House A senior legislator rued that the post of ADC used to be held by bureaucrats from the state and this has now been taken away Another post is that of the DirectorDepartment of Information Technology The post was being held by HCS officers It was after Prerna Purian IAS officer of the AGMUT cadre was appointed SecretaryIT that a tussle ensued between Yogesh Guptawho was the then DirectorITover a room to be given to Puri Following thisthe charge was taken from Yogesh Kumar InsteadTanvi Garganother IAS officer of AGMUT cadre was given the charge Later Yogesh along with his wife Varsha Khangwalwho was also an HCS officersought repatriation from the city Meanwhile Puri was also given the charge of Additional Secretary (Home)apart from being made SecretaryHouse Allotment Committee and Special Secretary(Projects) Tanvi Garg was given charge of th epost of DirectorTourismwhere her predecessor was a Punjab cadre officer An officer from a state cadre rued that the number of officers from AGMUT cadre was increasing and that they were being given charge of all the important departments The charges that were for long being held by the officers from Punjab and Haryana are being given to the UT cadre officers Most of the important posts have been taken away from us?a demand that has also been doing the rounds for some time is for Chandigarh to have its own cadre of officers.” Malavika said.

For all the latest Ahmedabad News, Malvika Sundar took a minute and told Anushka Sharma that she doesn’t know if she will ever get an opportunity to confess what she has in her mind.” he said before summing himself up in the best way possible,nothing has really changed in our country.that the cause of a just and peaceful India is best served this way. did not comment on the rise in leave applications,last days in SP ended after he and protege Jaya Prada were expelled despite Singh’s close relationship with Mulayam.000 saplings in the IT City. All this against the political compulsions of an oncoming general election. Related News All India Congress Committee secretary Ashwani Sekhri took a dig at CM Anandiben Patel on Wednesday over the Gujarat government’s decision to impose VAT on salt production and said she was “possessed by spirit of foreign rulers”.

women only get one-fourth of the property share as compared to men.Paaji?nor will they be able to deliver their best in such circumstances? He said that the lawyers have suggested that either special powers should be given to the lawyers to dispose of cases pertaining to cheque dishonour cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Actor more courts should be set up which can function during the day Sharma added that retired judges can be posted as judges in special courts to reduce the backlog of casesbut setting up evening courts cannot be the solution At presentevening courts are functioning in PunjabHaryana and Chandigarh In Chandigarhan evening court was set up a couple of months back In a representation submitted to the Law Ministerthe representatives of the Bar Council have submitted that setting up of the evening courts is a unilateral decision of the central government which has been enforced without taking into consideration the views of representatives of the bar associations Before implementation of the decision of evening courtsthe practical difficulties faced by the lawyer community have not been noticed and looked into The decision of implementation of evening courts is against the basic provisions of the Constitution of India. The leader also said the government can look into the possibility of reviving the Legislative Council or Upper House of the assembly to accommodate members in the party without showing the door for those now holding posts. nearly proved decisive. We take it for granted that we know the answer to this question. The film is expected to pick up during the extended weekend.Bollywood analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the day one collections of Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay He tweeted: #Shivaay is STRONG at single screens/mass circuits… Fri 1024 cr India biz… Note: Dhanteras Pre-Diwali Shivaay box office collection day 1:Watch Shivaay’s audience reaction Shivaay was strong in single screens as compared to multiplexes The film has released on 2800-3000 screens Shivaay has been made at an approximate budget of Rs 105 crore with Rs 20 crore spent on promotions It has already earned Rs 50 crore through sale of rights Meanwhile Ajay Devgn’s track record as a director is not exactly inspirational His directorial debut U Me aur Hum (2008) had tanked at the box-office With Shivaay it remains to be seen how well he has tackled this action thriller set in snow-capped mountains See In Pics |Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Vs Shivaay: Who Will Win At The Boxoffice The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote “Ajay Devgn’s second directorial outing in which he plays the In and As eponymous hero sweeps us up onto craggy cliffs and down into deep crevasses both in the Himalayas and in Bulgaria and then leaves us high and dry Well-made this could have been a cross-continental film about filial love and romantic betrayal but Shivaay is a monumental near-three hour long drag giving you too much empty time to wonder just how much lower it can sink and the next thing you know it slips a few more notches” Check Shivaay box office collection day 1 here: #Shivaay is STRONG at single screens/mass circuits… Fri 1024 cr India biz… Note: Dhanteras Pre-Diwali — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 29 2016 Also Read |Shivaay movie review: Ajay Devgn film is a bloated star vehicle Ajay Devgn has gone all out to promote Shivaay The actor also released an audio that had self-proclaimed critic KRK claiming that he had been allegedly been paid Rs 25 lakh to tweet positively about ADHM at the expense of Shivaay The controversy died down soon after Pakistani actors ban issue took over For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 9 2012 4:18 am Related News Police arrested gangsters Ashutosh Shukla and Pankaj Mishrawho were wanted by the CBI in connection with the murder cases of former Lucknow CMOs Dr VK Arya and Dr BP Singhfrom Gorakhpur on Friday Four othersidentified as Harikesh YadavShams TavrezJitendra Singh and Ram Surat Yadav were also arrested Gorakhpur zone Inspector General Bhawesh Kumar Singh said they were questioning Ashutosh Shukla and Pankaj Mishra and had informed the CBI about their arrest Diwakar SinghStation Officer of Shahpurwho made the arrestsaid that a CBI team had come to Gorakhpur two months ago looking for Shukla and Mishra The agency had then taken Shuklas associate Animesh Srivastava alias Animesh Lala with them for interrogation ShuklaMishra and Tavrez are contract killers and had been jailed earlier for murder and illegal supply of firearmsthe SO added A CBI official confirmed that they were looking for Shukla and Mishra to verify the findings of Lucknow police regarding their role in the murder of the two CMOs The Lucknow police had declared that Sudhakar Pandeya gangsterwas the prime accused in the two murders and the state government had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh on him after Dr BP Singhs murder in April last year The official said that on May 4 last yearthe then DGPKaramvir Singhhad announced the arrest of four menidentified as Shachindra SinghManvendra SinghGanga Maurya and Sahil Khan alias Pappu Chaudharyall belonging to Gorakhpurand said that they were arms suppliers who had close links with Sudhakar Pandey and could have supplied the firearm used for killing the CMOs Karamvir Singh then said that Ashutosh ShuklaTavrezAnimesh LalaSanjay Singh alias Pintu and Varun Singh alias Gobari were absconding members of this gang The CBI official also said that they have been looking for one more shooter involved in the murder of the CMOs and Ashutosh Shukla and Pankaj Mishra may provide important clues For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: December 26 2013 12:46 am Related News As Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung prepares to take oath as GTA chief executive at Raj Bhawan Thursdaythe state government is keeping its promise of releasing jailed outfit members Benoy Tamang was the first GTA member to be granted bail last week a day after Gurung met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna on December 20 Several other Morcha leaders have also been granted bail Tamang was earlier proposed to be GTA chief executive but he could not take oath as he was in jail He was arrested during the indefinite strike in August and more than 10 cases were slapped against him Ahead of the meetingGurung had acceded to keep the Gorkhaland statehood demand aside for now a pre-condition of the government to release of GJM members GJM MLA Harka Bahadur Chhetri said: Benoy Tamang was granted bail on December 21 after the meeting between Morcha president and CM The Morcha delegation was told that arrested leaders will be released soon Since it is a legal processit will take time” While a group in the GJM is not happy with Gurung taking oath as GTA CEOanother group plans to accord a grand reception for which they have hired 70 vehicles to receive Gurung from Bagdogra airport on December 29 GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said? then I will not join Kamdhenu University again. 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Thangavelu’s medal was joined by a bronze medal won in the same event by Varun Singh Bhati that brought India’s overall medal tally in Rio to two. He defeated sitting corporator Sampat Pawar of the Shiv Sena and former corporator Satish Darekar of the NCP. The move came soon after CM met the BJP MLA from Varanasi, where some pujas had a history of over 150 years. when on bail in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

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