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2017 9:50 pm Before this, I thought, The film — also starring Ileana D’Cruz –is slated to the hit the screens on July 28 next year. Sindhu begins her All England campaign against the 33rd ranked Danish Mette Poulsen.However Sindhu can possibly bump into top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei who is in sensational form “It will be an interesting game She is very deceptive’’ said Sindhu Tai’s record against Sindhu looks good as she leads 5-3 in overall head-to-head meetings having recently defeated Sindhu at the Hong Kong Open final In the men’s singles draw fit-again Kidambi Srikanth will face Zhao Junpeng after making a comeback from a lengthy injury in the recently-concluded German Open The Andhra Pradesh shuttler lost to Chen Long in the pre-quarterfinals However Kidambi relishes his chances and may face third seed Danish Viktor Axelsen in the second round This will be Kidambi’s golden opportunity keeping top seed Lee Chong Wei’s injury issues in mind HS Prannoy on the other hand had a splendid PBL 2017 andwas unbeaten over the course of the event winning all his seven matches He competes with Chinese Quio Bin in the first encounter and could meet seventh seed Tian Houwei Indonesian ace Tommy Sugiarto or Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei Prannoy needs to up the ante if he wants to leave a mark given that all eyes would be on Chen Long and Lin Dan for both of whom this will be the last All England campaign Just like Prannoy Ajay Jayaram had a remarkable PBL after getting the better of second seed Jan O Jorgensen and his compatriot Axelsen with dexterity However the Chennai-born shuttlerhasnever won a single game in the tournament and will want to improve that record when he takes on Chinese Huang Yuxiang Jayaram can set up a tough fight with former Olympic champion Lin Dan only if he progresses Elsewhere in the men’s doubles Manu Attri and Buss Sumeeth Reddy will feature as the only Indian pair in that section The duo have not been in great form but now they have a chance to prove their worth on the grandest stage of all Contrary to Attri and Reddy India’s mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy showed remarkable progress in recent times The dynamic Indian pair have won three Grand Prix titles – the Syed Modi International Brasil Open and Russian Open – and are title contenders at the All England Championships In women’s doubles Sikki and Ashwini Ponnappa play the qualifier on Tuesday "We have a very strong contingent I don’t want to single out any one or two players (in men and women’s sections) who could be favourites But somehow I have a feeling that we are going to put up a special performance this time around” Gopichand was quoted as saying by The Hindu This year’s All England looks more open as there are no clear favourites but it goes without saying that Saina and Sindhu are two of India’s biggest hopes? however, "We scored our two goals very early and that allowed us to win without suffering. However, The Congress, its candidates would have filed nominations over the weekend”. 11.

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always there?available to be pressed into service whenever they needed Indeed Dey himself felt diminished by the Mehmood-ian pass to which his career came with Ek chatur naar (Padosan1968) Kishore Kumar was no match for Dey vocallybut on screenit was he who prevailed over Sunil Dutt Dey felt this keenlybut sang on like a true professional The writer is a music historian and the author of A Journey Down Melody Lane For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 21 2017 2:53 am Top News The Bombay High Court Thursday said there was no justification for not arresting a Lakhan Bhiaya fake encounter case convict who jumped parole over three years ago The court directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-X) to file a report naming police officers responsible for the lapse The HC was hearing a petition filed by advocate Ramprasad Gupta the brother of gangster Lakhan Bhaiya which claims that the absconding convict Shailendra Pandey had been serving a life sentence when on November 2 2013 he was granted parole for a month Pandey then got the parole extended by a few days on the pretext of needing hospitalisation for “eye treatment” The High Court has directed the DCP to inform them on the nature of treatment the accused was seeking and which doctors were responsible for treating him “There is no justification for this The police officers and doctors are all hand-in-glove Your must fix responsibility We will monitor this” said Justice Ranjit More “We direct the DCP (zone-X) to file a report fixing responsibility of officers responsible for not arresting the accused after expiry of his parole The DCP shall also enquire into the nature of treatment the accused was taking from hospitals the doctors treating him besides specifying which hospitals he was admitted in” added the court According to Gupta’s petition Pandey got admitted at Criti Care Hospital in Andheri and stayed there beyond the number of days permitted in the parole conditions He also sent fake medical certificates to the jail authorities but the police did not bother to verify them or to get Pandey back to the jail claims the petition Pandey then left the hospital at some point and his whereabouts have not been known since The Andheri police registered an FIR on February 21 2014 after the jail authorities informed them that Pandey had jumped parole On March 10 2017 Ramparsad Gupta wrote to the Andheri police station seeking that Pandey be traced but failed to get a response the petition says Lakhan Bhaiya who was allegedly a Chhota Rajan gang member was killed in fake encounter near Nana Nani Park in Versova For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Published: April 9 2017 3:48 am Top News A special court has directed the commissioner of police to initiate action against an investigating officer of the Delhi Police for alleged “destruction of evidence” in a case where two persons were accused of assaulting a man with a sharp-edged weapon Ordering the commissioner to take action special judge Parveen Singh said there had been “dereliction of duty” by the IO “who had collected call detail records” of suspects in the case “but did not attach them with the case files as if they were his personal property” “I direct that a copy of this order be placed before commissioner of police Delhi who shall take action against IO Inspector Satyapal Singh for mishandling/destruction of evidence” Singh said The direction comes in a 2005 case wherein a resident of south Delhi Rakesh Kumar Gupta had moved the sessions court challenging a trial court order which had rejected his plea for further investigation in the matter According to police Gupta his younger brother and his daughter were “attacked with a sharp-edged weapon” near Tilak Marg police station by “two unknown persons” Gupta had claimed he chased the attackers’ motorcycle but could not catch them Gupta’s brother was rushed to AIIMS where he was declared brought dead Gupta had moved the sessions court on the grounds that the trial court “failed to appreciate the fact that the IO had investigated the matter without collecting all evidences and further that the IO had not carried out investigation properly” Gupta claimed that his family had received threats from a subtenant to whom they had earlier rented out a shop He alleged he had given the suspects’ name to the IO but he “did not investigate about the suspects and filed an untraced report” Gupta also argued that the IO did not collect CDRs of the suspects from 2005 and had only collected CDRs from 2012 which “would not reveal anything” While the sessions court rejected Gupta’s plea for further probe it also noted “I find that there there is dereliction of duty by the IO who had collected the CDRs but did not attach them with the case file as if they were his personal property” It said that the “CDRs had been collected and analysed as is visible from the case diary” but “the complainant cannot seek further investigation on this ground” “Secondly even if the matter is remanded back for further probe it will not be possible to obtain CDRs of 2005” the court said “Just because the complainant feels that investigation had not been done in the manner which the complainant had wanted and unless the complainant shows something more than mere suspicion against any of the suspects which would warrant the court’s intervention I do not find that the matter can be remanded back for further probe” the court said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIn October 2014 the BJP became the second party after the Congress to win more than 100 seats in the Maharashtra assembly Out of the 122 seats that the party won 15 were those that were reserved for Scheduled Castes Of the other 14 seats set aside for Dalit legislators the Shiv Sena won 9 NCP 3 and the Congress 2 In the absence of other empirical data it is common practise to conclude that this is evidence that the Sangh Parivar’s more than eight decade long effort to engage with the Dalits and forge Hindu unity across castes was bearing fruit It must never be forgotten Dr BR Ambedkar whose janmabhoomi and karmabhoomi was Maharashtra articulated the need for political representation of what were called during colonial period as Depressed Classes The principle of legislative representation was introduced in the pre-independence era Even when he was interned and prohibited from participating in political action VD Savarkar spearheaded movements for entry of Dalits into temples KB Hedgewar who was inspired by Savarkar’s manual Hindutva did not draw such inspiration to engage with the community It was not until Balasaheb Deoras became RSS sarsanghchalak that the RSS began systematically wooing the Dalits and started embarking on programmes to draw them into its fold Protests over the Koregaon incident in Mumbai PTI Till recently the Sangh Parivar made no attempt to co-opt the legacy of Dr Ambedkar because his neo-Buddhist legacy was considered anathema Consequent to this the BJP and Shiv Sena tried to organise Hindu Dalits and painted the Mahars the dominant SC community negatively because they followed Ambedkar Since then neo-Buddhist remained supporters of the RPI and its various successive parties The RSS was opposed to the socially separatist step of Ambedkar and his followers and this has been the basis for its limited mobilisation among Dalits in Maharashtra The BJP attempted to make inroads among Mahars who had not converted to Buddhism and when this failed they concentrated efforts on non-Mahars There are as many as 59 sub-communities among Dalits and like in Uttar Pradesh where the party has focussed on non-Chamar groups the emphasis in Maharashtra has been on non-Mahars According to the 2011 census Dalits accounted for 1181% of the total population of Maharashtra In the nationwide Scheduled Caste population Maharashtra has a share of 66 percent Prior to delimitation there were 18 seats reserved for SCs In 2009 this was raised to 28 and in 2014 to 29 Dalits who converted to Buddhism were not recognised as SCs but in the 1990s an amendment was made to the law extending reservation benefits to the community But central schemes were left out and the Centre is mulling changes in caste certificates to allow them reservation benefits in central schemes too It is another step to woo neo-Buddhists and comes on the heels of attempts to co-opt the legacy of Ambedkar and depict him as a Sangh icon Fadnavis has run a quasi-stable government for three years lived through two major agitations and coped with the trouble ally Shiv Sena The two protest movements which tested the state government severely were the demand of politically dominant Marathas for reservations and secondly by farmers seeking loan waivers But before these could be overcome governance brought completely back on track and the process of consolidating BJP social base could be given impetus the state government has been hit by waves of social unrest and violence between Dalit groups and other castes It would be easy to conclude that the riotous situation in several parts of Maharashtra poses a serious challenge to the Fadnavis government and limits the BJP’s growth within the community However if one looks at it differently the events in the last few days provide the BJP with an opportunity to consolidate its ranks Firstly as detailed previously the Dalit community in Maharashtra is not homogenous and displays diversity similar to every community in India Additionally the Bhima-Koregaon episode is built on a memory and perception that is not shared by every sub-group in the community Besides the eruption of violence will eventually enable the BJP to consolidate Marathas and OBCs who have past social conflicts with Mahars whose representative constructed the memory of brave Mahar soldiers fighting caste oppression It is easy to fall victim to the belief that the commemoration in the village near Pune was a celebration of a historical manifestation of Dalit uprising against Peshwa rule Neo-radicals who either organised or addressed the contentious seminar at Shaniwar Wada on 31 December could possibly have looked at past events from a contemporary perspective Likewise the BJP and Sangh Parivar supporters who are raging and launched counter-attacks against Dalits see the Koregaon war as an event when colonialism triumphed over a native kingdom courtesy indigenous turncoats The Mahars it is pointed out fought for the British against the Peshwas It is being be ignored that as the fighting for Bajirao was mainly done by Arab mercenaries the idea of ‘paid army’ could not justifiable only for one side Clearly the Mahars were recruited by British because it made economic sense and the people took up the jobs in the army because they needed those badly Yet the handling of his episode has been woeful The BJP needed to veil its belief that not all Dalits valorise the two century old Mahars of Koregaon and thus do not see the events as attacks on Scheduled Castes The BJP had to be conscious of not being in power solely in Maharashtra It also needed to be more sensitive to the Dalit issue The BJP’s remorseless calculative ways on an issue that has been tackled sensitively in the past by other parties has not been its best publicist The Centre must make the same demand of Fadnavis what it would have made if an opposition party had been in power The RSS has begun a publicity drive arguing that trouble has been foisted on the state by the ‘break India brigade’ But the binary of national versus anti-national must be put on the backburner for once Time was when people of Maharashtra prided their land for being the cradle of social justice movement The tangle of old caste struggles that historically prevented Hindu consolidation is being unabashedly countered by overt or covert Hindutva Written by Shaikh Ayaz | Mumbai | Published: August 13 2017 8:00 am Sridevi birthday special: It’s both a chief contradiction and highlight of Sridevi’s long and illustrious career that despite her language dilemma (charmingly captured in her 2012 comeback vehicle English Vinglish) the actress has ended up working in several regional cinemas Related News In Balu Mahendra’s Sadma (1983) a remake of the Tamil original Moondram Pirai Kamal Haasan (Somu) rescues Reshmi (Sridevi) from a brothel She has lost her memory due to a near-fatal car accident With no clues about her family and other whereabouts he puts her on a train to take her to a hill station where he is working as a teacher Her child-like behaviour caused by retrograde amnesia has made him fond of her but in a protective fatherly sort of way As they enter the hills Reshmi stops Somu midway to ask him about the tall imposing trees “Eucalyptus” he replies Then seeing her stunned reaction he spells it out for her enunciating the noun this time for her to catch it Sridevi tries hard to pronounce it correctly but those watching that scene and the film know she will not For Sridevi eucalyptus is more than a tongue twister Forget for a moment that she played a child trapped in an adult body in Sadma and before that Moondram Pirai The scene reflects her struggle with language especially Hindi and English In Hindi cinema particularly Sridevi (who turns 54 today) turned her language handicap into a weapon Throughout her Hindi film career she spoke Hindi with a thick Tamil accent and audiences lapped it up as “cute” But watch Moondram Pirai and you realise how comfortable the Sivakasi-born actress was in her mother tongue It’s both a chief contradiction and highlight of Sridevi’s long and illustrious career that despite her language dilemma (charmingly captured in her 2012 comeback vehicle English Vinglish) the actress has ended up working in several regional cinemas Hindi Tamil Telugu Kannada Malayalam you name it She didn’t complete her school education and never once regretted it Once again the theme of language rears its head in Sridevi’s life and cinema Way before Bollywood happened Sridevi was already making waves in Tamil cinema The legendary K Balachander is credited with offering Sridevi who started out as a child artiste in Tamil cinema her first major break Only 13 she was cast in the acclaimed director’s Moondru Mudichu (1976) alongside his other two favourite protégés Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth Like most Rajini-Sri-Haasan romantic triangle of the time Rajinikanth played the louche element Haasan the good and virtuous boy and Sridevi the damsel who marries Rajnikanth’s widower father to put an end to latter-day Thalaivar’s relentless overtures Sridevi and Rajinikanth acted in a number of hits together but it was with Kamal Haasan that Sridevi shared the most prolific on-screen collaboration Together they appeared in nearly 30 films So when Kamal Haasan announced “I used to bully Sridevi” during a TV interview you immediately got an idea of the close bond they shared (and still do) Talking to Zoom TV in 2013 Haasan recollected “She’s a blotting paper I knew her when she was 15 or 16 Even then she was ready to learn and pick up” Balachander had observed in a 2011 chat with The Hindu “She was a child when she first worked with me But I found her to be very intelligent Though she was 13-14 she had the understanding of a 20-year-old She was a very quick learner and understood the nuances of her character She learnt on the spot” It was in Tamil cinema that the Sridevi genius was nurtured and matured 16 Vayathinile is another powerful film from the 1970s starring the Rajini-Sri-Haasan troika Directed by P Bharathiraja 16 Vayathinile is billed as a cult classic of Tamil cinema responsible for introducing realism and rural imagery in the Madras talkies Long before Anurag Kashyap brought the grim and violent life of serial killer Raman Raghav on Hindi film screens Sridevi was part of a similar subject in Kollywood P Bharathiraja’s Sigappu Rojakkal (1978) is about a twisted businessman who lures women and kills them Haasan’s Dileep falls in love with the salesgirl Sarada (Sridevi) and marries her Soon she discovers his dark side and tries to escape Interestingly 1977’s Gayathri too features a perverted husband this time played by Rajinikanth who clandestinely films his wife Gayathri (Sridevi) in bed Rajinikanth is a porn filmmaker out to exploit his beautiful wife In her Tamil output of the 70s the young Sridevi was often faced with insurmountable odds and dire predicament from which she has to find an escape route Sridevi’s Telugu years were also equally successful She was just as much of a tour de force Among others she has the amusing honour of working both with the superstar A Nageswara Rao and his son Nagarjuna in hits like Premabhishekam and Govinda In 1991 she teamed up with Ram Gopal Varma for Kshana Kshanam a sit-com in which she brought her Midas touch The maverick RGV has admitted his fanboy love for the actress Reportedly the infatuated filmmaker was so “jealous” of Boney Kapoor for marrying her that he wanted to kill him Of course you have to take whatever Varma says especially on Twitter with a pinch of salt But in his star worship of Sridevi he briefly touched upon an aspect of the “Goddess of Beauty” (his words) that forge Sridevi’s image as a rare star who inspires films and filmmakers even at this age Both English Vinglish and the more recent Mom (incidentally it released in four languages familiar to the actor including Tamil and Telugu) were written especially for Sridevi The actress has also appeared in Malayalam cinema debuting in Mollywood as an eight-year-old in Poompatta (1971) Interestingly she worked with the late J Jayalalithaa in such Tamil multi-starrers as Nam Naadu and Kandhan Karunai She also acted alongside Dr Rajkumar during her Kannada stint in the 70s Sridevi was already a top star before Bollywood came along to appropriate her giving her a pan-India branding Though she’s been working in Bollywood since the late 1970s it was only in mid-80s that her Hindi cinema career truly picked pace with Himmatwala – itself a Southern remake It didn’t take much time for Bollywood to turn the Thunder Thighs into Miss Hawa Hawai Before long she was wowing the Hindi audiences with her comic act chiffon saris in Chopra-scape and “wounded puppy eyes” to borrow a phrase from film critic Baradwaj Rangan Admitting that few Indian actresses possessed the natural comic timing of Sridevi a Malayalam journalist warned your correspondent “She was still an outsider in Kerala” 50 years and 300 films later can you still say that about Sridevi (Shaikh Ayaz is a writer and journalist based in Mumbai) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Thane | Updated: January 29 2017 7:56 pm The figure ‘1’ was manually written in place of ‘0’ in the passport Top News A local resident who was “deported” from Bangkok while on a family vacation in 2007 due to an alleged goof-up by passport authorities failed to get relief from Thane Consumer Forum which disposed of his complaint on the ground that the matter involves recording of evidences and submission of proofs In its recent order the forum chaired by President Sneha Mhatre and members N D Kadam and Madhuri Vishwarupe observed that the matter cannot be decided summarily as it involved recording of evidences and directed complainant Ashish Vaidya to approach appropriate court with his case Watch what else is making news: In his complaint Vaidya a resident of Thane had filed the case against the Ministry of External Affairs through the Thane Passport Superintendent for “sufferings” caused during the Bangkok tour which he could not complete due to the alleged goof up of the passport office Vaidya contended that he was issued a passport for a period starting from January 13 1998 till January 12 2018 When he along with his family undertook a trip to Bangkok on October 22 2007 during the immigration check it was noticed that there was an overwriting on the passport in the expiry date section The date printed was 2008 and over it was written as 2018 The figure ‘1’ was manually written in place of ‘0’ in the passport The immigration officials sought an explanation from Vaidya and only after they got it in writing from him that he had not written the same allowed him to undertake the trip says the complaint filed by Vaidya However at the Bangkok airport immigration officials verified online details of the passport and it was revealed that the expiry date was 2008 and not 2018 “The passport office rectified the expiry date by manually changing it from 2008 to 2018 but failed to make the necessary changes in their system” pointed out Vaidya’s complaint Upon this they did not allow him to enter the country and deported him to India For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAgartala:The commandant of the 2ndbattalion of the Tripura State Rifles( TSR) Tapan Debbarmawas arrested in connection with the killing of ajournalist inside the battalion headquarters andremanded in police custody for ten days by a local court File image of slain journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik Facebook/ Sudip Datta Bhowmik Superintendent of Police (Police Control) HarkumarDebbarna said the commandant of the counter-insurgencyparamilitary force was arrested for conspiring to kill thescribe Sudip Datta Bhowmik inside the battalion headquartersat Radhakishore Nagar TSR constable Nandalal Reang who allegedly shot deadthe journalist and was arrested last night was also sent topolice custody for ten days?

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