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Himachal? at least,d made the same explanation so often that he? The return leg at the Nou Camp takes place next Tuesday although neither Barca forward Neymar nor Atletico captain Gabi will be able to play through suspension after picking up bookings.with a bleeding eye. A senior ATS officer said: ?for providing a friendly and supportive environment to the Tibetans.no person like the accused convict can be permitted to take liberties with the law, Additional Sessions Judge Narinder Kumar said The prosecution case was that in June 1981an application under Delhi Rent Control Act was filed by one Amar Singh Sadana before the Additional Rent Controllerseeking permission for creation of tenancy for a period of two years in favour of the accusedMohan Singhfor a house in East of Kailash HoweverSingh refused to vacate the premises after the stipulated periodwhich led to the landlord filing an execution application which was allowed by a rent control tribunal Singh challenged the tribunals order but his appeal was dismissed by the High Court Subsequentlyhe had filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Courtwhich said that when his plea for creation of tenancy was heardhe was not present as he had gone to Germany Sadanahoweverinformed the apex court that Singh had filed a false affidavit in support of his SLP He claimed that a copy of the rejoinder filed by Singh before the controller was also tampered with Further the apex court observed that Singh had also forged a copy of a visa to Germany in order to support his case and thus directed the registrar to file a complaint for against him for furnishing false evidenceforging court record and using as genuine a forged record For all the latest Crime News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew York: The Trump administration is strongly considering to withhold $255 million in aid to Pakistan reflecting dissatisfaction with Islamabad’s inaction against terror networks a media report said The Trump administration’s internal debate over whether to deny Pakistan the money is a test of whether Trump will deliver on his threat to punish Islamabad for failing to cooperate on counter-terrorism operations the New York Times reported It said the relations between the US and Pakistan long vital for both have chilled steadily since the president declared that Pakistan "gives safe haven to agents of chaos violence and terror" Representational image Reuters The US which has provided Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid since 2002 said in August that it was withholding the $255 million until Pakistan did more to crackdown on terrorist groups "Senior administration officials met this month to decide what to do about the money and American officials said a final decision could be made in the coming weeks" the daily said The New York Times report comes days after US vice-president Mike Pence said in Kabul that the Trump administration has put Pakistan on notice Pakistan according to the daily has refused to give the US access to one of the abductors of the Canadian-American family who were freed early this year the latest disagreement in the increasingly dysfunctional relationship between the countries "Now the Trump administration is strongly considering whether to withhold $255 million in aid that it had delayed sending to Islamabad according to American officials as a show of dissatisfaction with Pakistan’s broader intransigence toward confronting the terrorist networks that operate there” the New York Times report said Pakistan’s military on Thursday warned the US against the possibility of taking unilateral action against armed groups on its soil in its strongest response yet to tensions between the two allies Pakistan military spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor rejected the notion that Pakistan is not doing enough to fight armed groups He said Pakistan would continue to fight armed groups in the region in Pakistan’s self-interest rather than at the behest of other countries Written by Parthasarathi Biswas | Pune | Updated: December 12 2016 4:45 am Top News Marathwada has by far seen the largest price rush with some millers announcing Rs 900 above their FRP as the first installment price Sugar millers in Maharashtra have embarked on a price war in order to attract cane from growers as paucity of cane threatens to severely affect their sugar production this crushing season Millers especially from Pune Solapur and the districts of Marathwada have announced the first installment prices way above their normal fair and remunerative prices (FRP) With only 65 lakh hectares of cane area the crushing season 2016-17 is supposed to be a short one Paucity of cane has especially been acute in the districts of Marathwada Pune and Solapur where millers are now hard-pressed to source cane On an average the first installments announced by millers are Rs 400-600 more than the FRP In Pune 10 mills have announced first installment prices above the FRP with the prices ranging from Rs 2400- 2550 per quintal of cane crushed Mills in this area normally pay FRP in the range of Rs 2200- 2300 per quintal of cane crushed The competition is fierce in Solapur where millers have adopted the same formula even though the FRP of the region is between Rs 1664-Rs 2175 per quintal of cane crushed Millers here have announced the first installment at Rs 2550 per quintal Marathwada has by far seen the largest price rush with some millers announcing Rs 900 above their FRP as the first installment price With just 26 out of 51 mills operational in this region most of the mills are trying hard to attract cane before the season runs out The price war is led by private millers in Marathwada while both cooperative and private mills are in the price race in Pune and Solapur The short season and paucity of cane had prompted Swambhimani Shetkari leader Raju Shetti to ask for Rs 3200 as the first installment payment for cane during his Oosh Parishad (cane conclave) at Jaishingpur Kolhapur district two months back The cane growers had finally agreed to accept price of Rs 175 in addition to the FRP as their first installment payment Senior officials from the sugar commissionerate said the price war is basically to attract cane growers For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Melbourne | Published: January 14 2017 10:22 am This will be Andy Murray’s first grand slam with the ‘Sir’ added to his name (Source: Reuters) Top News Having snatched Novak Djokovic’s world number one ranking in a thrilling late-season raid Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb’s Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonising near misses Murray enters the year’s first grand slam in unknown territory rated as top seed for the first time in his 12th campaign and with a ‘Sir’ in front of his name as the recipient of a knighthood from Britain’s New Year’s honours list The Scot also brings the knowledge that 10 years of hard graft to reach the summit of the men’s game could end in a heartbeat if defending champion Djokovic has his way “I’d say Novak Djokovic is still the biggest threat to the number one ranking” Murray said in Doha where he kicked off his season “His record in Australia is incredible He has won it six times and won a number of finals against me too so I’m expecting him to play very well there” Few players know how heavy lies the crown as fellow 29-year-old Djokovic who spoke of hungrier wolves snapping at his heels after his defeat over Murray last year his fourth in a Melbourne Park final between the pair Long the alpha male of the pack Djokovic completed his sweep of grand slam titles at last year’s French Open then fell away dramatically in the second half of the season Only last week however the Serb fired an ominous warning to Murray by snapping his 28-match winning streak in a fiery three-set decider to defend his Qatar Open title Djokovic joined Roy Emerson as the most successful men’s champion at the Australian Open last year and can take sole possession of the record with a seventh crown having won in 2008 2011-13 and 2015-16 Murray is saddled with a less enviable record having become only the second man in the professional era to lose five finals at a single grand slam when defeated last year WAWRINKA LURKS The other his former coach Ivan Lendl lost five at the US Open but sandwiched the defeats with a hat-trick of wins from 1985-87 On opposite sides of the draw Murray and Djokovic can only meet in the final with the Scot enjoying a more favourable run in the first week Murray plays 93rd-ranked Ukrainian Illya Marchenko in the first round while Djokovic has a much less palatable prospect in Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco who upset 14-times grand slam champion Rafa Nadal in their opener last year Bookmakers see little chance of the title going to anyone other from Djokovic and Murray but US Open champion Stan Wawrinka is the most fancied of the rest Beating Djokovic on the blue courts of Melbourne Park invariably means winning the title and Wawrinka managed it a blockbuster quarter-final in 2014 on the way to claiming the trophy Crowds will clamour for four-times champion Roger Federer to go deep in the tournament as he returns to grand slam action after a long layoff from a knee injury But seeded 17th Federer faces a treacherous first week with fifth seed Kei Nishikori a likely third round opponent before a possible quarter-final against Murray Ninth-seeded Spaniard Nadal the 2009 champion can also expect raucous support as he bids to shrug off two barren years at the grand slams Other fans will hope the next generation stakes its claim Third seeded Canadian Milos Raonic may be the best placed among the younger challengers to clinch a maiden grand slam title with home hope Nick Kyrgios and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov also capable of troubling the heavyweights For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: January 21 2017 2:52 pm Shreya Ghoshal is debuting in the MTV Unplugged Season 6 Related News The popular Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal who is debuting in the “MTV Unplugged Season 6” believes that each song demands a certain voice and music composers cast the right voice for that “Every composer keeps a voice in mind for a song as casting the right voice is important otherwise the song changes completely Since people heard me a lot and are aware of my ability to bring certain nuances to the rendition they know which song is perfect for me” the singer told IANS on a telephonic interview Starting her formal music training at a very young age and participating in television music contest Sa Ra Ga Ma Pa Shreya made her Bollywood debut as a playback singer in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas and bagged her first National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer at the age of sixteen She went on to sing not only in Bollywood with songs like “Barso Re” “Yeh Ishq Haye” “Cheeni Kum” “Ooh La La” “Nagada Sang Dhol” and “Chikni Chameli” among others but also widely in regional languages including Bengali Tamil Telugu Punjabi Malayalam and Bhojpuri among others However at present she is comparatively singing less number of songs “I never refused too many songs in life Yes I do choose a song because I work in too many languages so there is a time constraint but I do listen to the song take time and then say ‘no’ to it” Shreya said The singer will be singing six songs on the “MTV Unplugged Season 6” The are: “Deewani Mastani” “Mohe Rang Do” “Sun Raha Hai Na Tu” “Leja Leja Re” “Agar Tum Mil Jao” and Lata Mangeshkar’s “Rasm-e-ulfat ko nibhayein” Though singing before live audience is not a new gig for Shreya all the songs are going to get a different dimension in unplugged version because of its acoustic instrumentation “Whether it is ‘Deewani Mastani’ ‘Mohe Rang Do’ or most of my songs have quite larger than life orchestration Now break it down to a classy acoustic rendition is a great refreshing change for me I would love to do it again” While choosing songs from a long list of hit songs was a real task for her when asked about why she is singing a Lataji’s song she said “I wanted to sing a song of Lata Mangeshkar and ‘Rasm-e-ulfat ko nibhayein’ is my favorite I love Madan Mohan ji as a composer and this song is the combination I love this song” On the other hand she is also singing “Leja Leja Re” a duet Shreya sung with Ustad Sultan Khan that was written by Irshad Kamil and composed by Sandesh Shandilya “This time Sultan sahaab’s son Sabir Khan will be playing the Sarangi I think I will be reliving some moments through these songs It’s wonderful” shared Shreya “MTV Unplugged Season 6” will be aired on January 21 at 8 pm For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: June 19 2014 11:45 pm A slew of fundamental reforms exploiting the inherent demand within India can sustain GDP growth at over 8 per cent for the next few decades despite a global slowdown Related News By: Arvind Virmani and Charan Singh The new government has recently assumed office The country is waiting with hope for new policy direction to revive the economy especially given the disastrous growth record in the last two years To revive the sagging growth in the economy the need is to correct the mistakes of the previous government and re-establish confidence In addition it is a good opportunity to undertake fundamental economic policy and institutional reforms in the immediate future Therefore it is a good time to reflect on the vision for the economy and suggest an agenda for reforms that the government can consider The government needs to sweep away the Fabian Socialist (or Nehru-Indira) model of development that ensured that the licence-permit-quota raj seeped into every nook and corner of the Indian economy This statist model is unsuited to a young proud modern India that wants “equality of opportunity” and “equal treatment” from the government it elects and the bureaucracy of “public servants” instead of humiliation harassment and worse from a “mai-baap sarkar” And this is possible because of the thumping majority that the BJP has won There is a lesson to be learnt from the experience of the 1990s The unshackling of the Indian economy during the mid-1980s and early 1990s raised its real growth rate to 36 percentage points above the average growth of the world economy during 1992 to 2010 But since then the real growth differential has collapsed to 12 percentage points The drop in the growth differential can be attributed to three domestic causes: first an overemphasis on entitlements vis-a-vis empowerment; second deteriorating governance (including corruption allegations); and finally the failure to introduce policy regulatory and institutional reforms essential for sustaining growth and employment at its full potential The fundamental objective of any Indian government must be to close the welfare gap of the Indian people with the rest of the world and provide employment opportunities through faster economic growth To take advantage of the demographic dividend generate employment and enhance public welfare the government has to ensure that the economy revives to grow at its long-term growth potential of 8 per cent (or 65 per cent per capita) per annum To help recovery a reversal of the governance failures and regressive tax changes during 2010-13 could help A return to the general philosophy of modernising the tax system by reducing the plethora of state and Central taxes to a few and simplifying these by reducing exemptions/ deductions and reducing marginal rates is imperative This also requires the introduction of a GST or national VAT and the approval of a new tax code To revive growth it is necessary that the government is able to establish the credibility of its intentions Therefore it would be important to improve governance in terms of the speed of decision-making and ensuring the implementation of those decisions In view of the widespread allegations a quick clean-up of the toxic residue left by the alleged scams would also help revive confidence in government Institutional reforms in political systems police and judiciary would help to address the issue of pervasive systemic corruption and restore good governance on a sustainable basis A review of and revisiting a few controversial legal documents would also address the resentment of the larger public towards government policy-making Some of these are: one Right to Education Act — proposed hike in the salary structure of teachers so that thousands of charitable schools (NPO/ NGOs) are not overwhelmed with losses; two National Food Security Act — the focus should be addressing the needs of the genuinely hungry population and wasted stunted malnourished children under five years; three Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act — the laudable objective of fairness in compulsory acquisition of land has been converted into an expansive ecological and social agenda; and four Environment Protection Act which has become a bottleneck to investment because of its sweeping authority and expansive mandate Similarly the need is to revise the Agricultural Produce Marketing Act and Essential Commodities Act which now serve to swell middlemen’s profits instead of helping farmers as originally anticipated There is an urgent need to rein in deficits both fiscal and current account and encourage domestic savings and review fuel and food subsidies Fiscal discipline would allow the RBI to ease monetary policy and stimulate investment and consumer durable demand without fear of increasing non-performing assets or inflation As empirical evidence suggests from cross-country experience to stimulate productivity there is also a need to introduce competition in public-sector monopolies The government could examine converting railways ports and airports into publicly owned and limited companies and set up professional independent regulatory structures to oversee their performance Similarly sale or disinvestment in competitive public-sector units in industry and finance (such as steel airlines hotels machinery banks insurance) could also be considered To sustain higher growth and facilitate trade and commerce it is important to have good infrastructure in both rural and urban areas Therefore a high quality national road network and encouragement to e-commerce would be the most cost effective stimulator of economic development Finally to ensure a healthy population and reduce disease malnutrition and child mortality sanitation projects need to be emphasised A slew of fundamental reforms exploiting the inherent demand within India especially rural can sustain Indian GDP growth at over 8 per cent for the next few decades despite a global slowdown It is not necessary to accomplish all of the listed reforms but it would be essential to outline the broad direction of reforms and establish credibility in implementing them Virmani is former chief economic advisor Government of India and executive director IMF He now heads ChintanLiveorg Singh is RBI chair professor of economics IIM Bangalore Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Saint-denis | Published: October 11 2017 9:37 am Antoine Griezmann scored the first goal for France (Reuters Photo) Top News Antoine Griezmann scored one goal and made the other as France beat Belarus 2-1 to qualify for next year’s World Cup while a 2-0 home win for the Netherlands against Sweden was in vain as it failed to reach its second straight major tournament France won Group A with 23 points four clear of the Netherlands and Sweden which advances to the playoffs on goal difference Bulgaria finished fourth ahead of Luxembourg and Belarus To add to the Dutch disappointment star winger Arjen Robben announced his retirement from international football after the game France was relatively comfortable throughout qualifying but is not playing as well as when it reached the Euro 2016 final “It wasn’t an easy game tonight but we’ve reached our objective” France coach Didier Deschamps said “We didn’t do everything right maybe there was a bit of tension as well” This was a functional but uninspiring performance punctuated by a brief spell of attacking intensity that produced two goals in quick succession After strike partner Olivier Giroud hit the crossbar with a close-range header Griezmann scored in the 27th minute Latching onto midfielder Blaise Matuidi’s short pass the Atletico Madrid forward burst inside the left of the area and confidently clipped a low shot into the right corner Six minutes later he turned provider for Giroud who used this strength to compensate for a lack of pace holding off a defender before slotting the ball into the bottom corner for his 28th international goal It meant a lot to Giroud who has been out of the Arsenal side and was dropped for Saturday’s 1-0 win away to Bulgaria and he triumphantly raised both arms as he slid on his knees to celebrate Belarus was already eliminated and commendably played with attacking intent After a couple of narrow escapes France’s sloppy defending was rightly punished just before halftime when striker Anton Saroka was given too much space inside the area and guided a neat shot across goalie Hugo Lloris With France giving possession away carelessly the lively Saroka poked a good chance wide in the last second as France’s nerves frayed “There’s a bit of fatigue and anxiety when there’s something at stake” Deschamps said The Stade de France crowd is known for its impatience but gave the players a warm send off singing “We’re going to Russia” Standing in front of the fans and with teammates united behind him team captain Lloris led the clapping at both ends after the final whistle But France will need to up its performance at the World Cup “My team has a lot of quality but it’s a young side” Deschamps said “I’m well aware that we have to control some situations far better” Robben farewell The Netherlands could count on the aging Arjen Robben to deliver one last time _ although it proved to be in vain Robben’s two goals helped the Dutch beat Sweden 2-0 but it was not enough to secure a place in the playoffs and was followed by the hugely talented winger announcing his retirement from the national team The Swedes could afford to lose by a six-goal margin anyway and advanced to the playoffs in second place with a superior goal difference For the hosts it continued a fall from grace for a side that reached the 2010 World Cup final and the 2014 semifinals and then failed to reach last year’s European Championship Robben turns 34 in January but he is still as lethal as ever cutting in from the flank and unleashing his blistering shots as he showed with his second goal after netting the first from the penalty spot “I wanted to show one more time all the things that I can do” said Robben who took his international tally to 37 in 96 games Chochev levels Midfielder Oliver Thill’s first international goal put Luxembourg ahead in the third minute in a 1-1 home draw with Bulgaria Central midfielder Ivaylo Chochev rescued a point midway through the second half For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Published: September 14 2017 10:13 pm The home side faltered despite a 84-run partnership for the third wicket between captain Baba Aparajith and left-hander M S Washington Sundar (Source: PTI) Top News Hyderabad restricted Tamil Nadu President’s XI to 200 in 561 overs on day one of the final of the Kalpathi AGS – Buchi Babu All-India invitation cricket tournament here today The home side faltered despite a 84-run partnership for the third wicket between captain Baba Aparajith and left-hander M S Washington Sundar For the Hyderabad team which won the toss and chose to field at SSN College grounds medium-pacers Sudeep Tyagi and M Ravikiran left-arm spinner Mehdi Hasan and leggie Akash Bhandari took two wickets each The visiting team replied strongly by reaching 76 for 1 in 20 overs before bad light stopped play They need 125 more runs to win the trophy Brief scores: TNCA President’s XI 200 in 561 overs (B Aparajith 38 M S Washington Sundar 45 R Rohith 27 L Vignesh 26 Sudeep Tyagi 2 for 33 M Ravikiran 2 for 44 Mehdi Hasan 2 for 73 Akash Bhandari 2 for 7) vs Hyderabad 76 for 1 in 20 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 23 batting P Akshath Reddy 30 K Sumanth 20 batting) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top Newswith Alastair Cook and Co still leading their opponents by 153?Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

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