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Kerala Tourism conducts a press meet in Gurgaon

first_imgKerala Tourism recently organised a press meet at The Leela Hotel, Gurgaon. P I Sheikh Pareeth, Director, Kerala Tourism and Secretary Dr G Kamala Vardhana Rao were among the guests at the event.Some of the talking points of the event included, statistics on domestic/international tourist arrival, new initiatives in God’s Own Country, progress in the Virtual world, expected growth in Tourism and Marketing plan for 2015-2016.Kerala popularly known as God’s Own Country is the perfect holiday destination of India; from picturesque landscapes, exciting getaways to rich culture and heritage the state has a lot to showcase. As a ritual, the state brings you a 360 degree preview of India’s favourite destination; the essence of the state being captured in one single event. The idea is to witness the rich culture, extravagant heritage, magnificent landscapes, cuisine, music and art all in one show.In 2014, foreign tourists’ arrival up by 7.60%, domestic tourists’ arrival up by 7.71%, and increase in foreign exchange earnings by 15.07%. With total Revenue generated at Rs 24885.44 crore.Foreign Tourist arrival to Kerala during the year 2014 is 9,23,366; which shows an increase of 7.60% over the previous year’s figure of 8,58,143.Domestic Tourist arrival to Kerala during the year 2014 is 116,95,411, an increase of 7.71% over the previous year’s figure 108,57,811. Foreign exchange earnings for the year 2014 are Rs 6,398.93 crore which recorded an increase of 15.07% over the previous year.Total Revenue (including direct & indirect) from Tourism during 2014 is Rs 24,885.44 crore, showing an increase of 12.11% over the last year’s figure.Kerala Tourism has declared the period from April 2015 to April 2016 as ‘Visit Kerala Year’ and an array of activities are planned as part of it. In the wake of the fresh initiative, Kerala Tourism will explore more new markets like China, Sri Lanka etc. Aggressive campaigns that target potential travellers in big traditional markets for Kerala will be conducted in the United Kingdom, France and Germany through trade fairs and road shows. Leveraging the increased air connectivity, a focused Ayurveda and monsoon campaign will be conducted in the Middle East where 90% of the Diasporas are from Kerala.A comprehensive festivals and events calendar will be prepared and promoted through multiple channels, including India Tourism Offices and Indian embassies abroad. Kerala will be promoted as a major ‘Wedding and MICE destination’ through online campaigns.Kerala Tourism will also launch a new theme campaign to showcase Kerala and its unique attractions, to strengthen Kerala’s position as ‘God’s Own Country’ and to create a destination pull. Food festivals will be conducted in cities like Delhi and Mumbai to market Kerala’s authentic cuisine, one of the tourist attractions of the State. Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) will come up with special discounted packages during the period.Government of Kerala has rolled out a lot of initiatives till date, ‘Seaplane Project’ and ‘Project Muziris’; being the latest projects which were rolled out last year in order to enhance the travel experience and add to its array of attractions. Where the former project is aimed towards improving last mile connectivity by air to its destinations across the state, the latter is directed to reinstate the historical and cultural significance of the legendary port of Muziris, which makes a part of Central Kerala.For the Seaplane Project, the immediate plan is to provide service initially in the priority circuit, consisting of the three airports of Trivandrum, Cochin and Calicut and the prime destinations viz. Astamudi, Punnamada, Kumarakom, Bolgatty and Bekal in the state.The Marketing Initiatives for the year 2015-16 are aimed at Value of Money off season packages targeting some important cities of the country namely Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Surat.The Hop on Hop off Boats service was started as a part of Kerala Tourism’s many other initiatives in the year 2014. As part of its innovative water-based tourism facilities, the Kerala Tourism Infrastructure Ltd, under the state’s Department of Tourism, launched the Hop-on Hop-off boat service and Water Taxis, for the first time in India, in the backwaters of Kochi and in the Spice Route project of Muziris.In a short span of time, Kerala Tourism has made a mark in the Digital world. Kerala Tourism has 1.1 million plus Facebook fans, 44,400 plus Twitter followers, 6,000 plus Instagram followers, 500 plus Pinterest followers, 700 plus four-square followers; the Kerala Tourism YouTube channel has 7,189 subscribers and 8,578,373 views. More than 250+ articles on Kerala, Backwaters and Ayurveda published in guest blogs.The new website has been launched recently with a fresh look and increased accessibility with more information, 1,500 pictures and 3,000 videos.Kerala Tourism’s website, which attracts the maximum number of visitors, has been translated into various Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu, as well as foreign languages including Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Swedish.Kerala has emerged as the No. 1 travel destination of the country in Google search trends, edging out Taj Mahal. This is a testimony to the international recognition of brand Kerala.Among the cultural events, which showcases Kerala, Onam is the biggest festival of Kerala. But, there is a lot more to Onam than being just a festival. Onam reflects the faith of the people of Kerala A belief in their legendary past, religion and power of worship. It shows the high spirit of the people who go out of the way to celebrate the festival. It is also a harvest festival. Kerala tourism organises events and exhibitions to add festive mood in the state.Nishagandhi Festival, the annual festival is set to be held from January 20-26, 2016. Renowned dancers perform Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kathak, Odissi, Modern Ballet and other folk forms. Artist and connoisseurs of dance from all over India come to enjoy this cultural treat. The festival is organised by the Kerala Tourism.Another amazing initiative in the offering is the Spice Route Revival Project. Kerala’s initiative to revive and promote the two millennia-old spice route, that links the south western coast of India up to Europe, through tourism has received a boost, with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) pledging support to the venture.Kerala Tourism has come out with a unique nature based soft adventure holidays program Natventure. The idea behind this is to use the key tourism products – Wildlife, Hill Stations, Beaches, Backwaters, etc. and engage the possibilities of adventure activities they offer. Kerala Natventure activities include Trekking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Jungle, Wildlife Safaris, Bird Watching, Cycling, Kayaking, Canoeing and Paragliding.Another forward initiative is the launch of the new ‘Great Backwaters’ campaign. The campaign aims at unveiling the state’s majestic backwaters as a single unique destination.A new campaign, ‘Home of Ayurveda’ was also launched to promote Ayurveda through all media. ‘Bakel’ has been introduced as a new destination in North Kerala.From a seasonal tourist place, Kerala was elevated to an all season destination through a successful Dream Season campaign launched during the off-season.last_img read more

Oman Tourism to conduct fourcity India roadshow in September

first_imgThe Sultanate of Oman in association with the national airline Oman Air will conduct multi-city roadshow for the travel trade in India during September. The roadshow will commence on September 19 at Park Hyatt, Hyderabad; September 21 at The Oberoi, Kolkata; September 23 at Courtyard by Marriott, Ahmedabad; and conclude on September 26 at JW Marriott, Pune.The objective of the roadshow is to create a platform for the Indian travel trade to establish or enhance commercial ties with the Omani delegates. Representatives from Ministry of Tourism, Oman along with a 15 member delegation representing hotels, DMCs and attractions in Oman will interact with key travel agents and tour operators from India. The roadshow will follow a pre-fixed meeting format whereby the invited travel agents will get adequate time to meet each delegate from Oman.Lubaina Sheerazi, India Representative- Ministry of Tourism, Oman says, “In 2015, we witnessed 17% growth in Indian arrivals and in the first six months of 2016 too we have seen a positive growth. Encouraged by these figures and to penetrate better in Tier 2 cities, we have decided to conduct the roadshow in Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. This year, we also identified Kolkata as a new market for Oman and will be conducting our first roadshow in the city. With this new addition, Oman has made presence in eight Indian cities with Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai being our main source markets.”last_img read more

Montgomery Envisions Future of FHA

first_img Share Montgomery Envisions Future of FHA October 26, 2017 634 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, journalcenter_img Brian Montgomery Bush Administration Ed Delgado Federal Housing Administration FHA Housing and Urban Development HUD Improving Oversight of the Regulation Process: Lessons from State Legislatures nomination testimony The Collingwood Group The Five Stat Institute 2017-10-26 Nicole Casperson Thursday morning, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs met to conduct a hearing on the nomination of Brian Montgomery, as the Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Commissioner.Committee Chairman Sen. Michael Crapo (R-Idaho) began the hearing with his opening remarks—stating that if confirmed, the nominees will play a major role in promoting access to safe and affordable housing for families across America.In addition, Sen. Crapo expressed his thoughts on Montgomery’s nomination as he urged his colleagues for a confirmation without delay.“Brian Montgomery is an ideal candidate to take up that mantle, given that he has done it before,” Sen. Crapo said. “He provided steadfast leadership at the helm of FHA between 2005 and 2009, during one of the most trying times that housing markets have ever seen.”Montgomery, who is now Vice Chairman of The Collingwood Group, a Washington D.C.-based advisory firm that he co-founded, served with distinction in the Executive Office of the President during the Administration of President George W. Bush before transitioning to his role as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and FHA Commissioner under Presidents Bush and Obama.In his testimony, Montgomery said he was humbled by the confidence the committee placed in him 12 years ago, as he sincerely hopes he earned their trust.“Some of my Republican friends and colleagues still ask why I agreed to serve in a Democratic Administration and my answer has always been the same: “they asked for my help.” It was that simple,” Montgomery said.“Now when I’m asked why I would want to return to HUD, the answer is just as simple: “I believe I can make a positive difference,” he continued.During the hearing, Montgomery said: “Public service is an honor that I take very seriously.”Montgomery stated that if confirmed, he will again do his best to further equal access to affordable rental and homeownership opportunities, and seek solutions to restore vitality to the housing market.However, during a series of questions, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) expressed her apprehensions toward Montgomery’s nomination.“Mr. Montgomery may have the best of intentions,” Sen. Warren continued. “But we can never expect the American people to trust Washington if this kind of revolving door continues.”Despite Sen. Warren’s questioning, other committee members stated their hope for Montgomery’s confirmation, including Ranking Member Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) said during the hearing that housing finance today is not sustainable. However, he thinks with Montgomery’s confirmation there is room for improvement.“We’ve got an opportunity to do something constructive,” Sen. Corker said.In addition, other industry leaders have reacted. Lindsey Johnson, President and Executive Director of the U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), released a statement following the hearing reporting her opinions toward Montgomery’s nomination.“The FHA serves an incredibly important role for many low-to-moderate income borrowers,” Johnson said. “We are confident that as FHA Commissioner, Brian Montgomery will continue to be a champion for a robust housing finance system that strikes the appropriate balance between the conventional market backed by private capital and government-backed FHA loans.”In anticipation of Montgomery’s confirmation hearing, Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado expressed why Montgomery is the right choice for FHA.“Montgomery did more than just educate. He listened. During his time at Collingwood, Montgomery had the unique opportunity to obtain candid perceptions from the residential mortgage servicing industry and keenly understand the impediments that burdensome regulations place upon the development of homeownership.”As the hearing adjourned, Sen. Crapo said as the next step toward the confirmation process the committee will send further questions to the nominees by November 1, 2017.last_img read more

British High Commission to hold open meeting in Paphos

first_imgTHE British High Commissioner, Matthew Kidd, will hold an open meeting for British residents in Paphos later this month.“Mr Kidd is inviting British residents to the meeting to be held in Paphos and answer questions of concern,” a spokesman for the British High Commission in Nicosia informed the Cyprus Mail.The meeting will take place on Tuesday February 27 at the Phoenix Social club in Paphos, from 2.30pm- 4.30.pm and is hosted by the Paphos branch of the Royal British Legion.The meeting will offer residents an opportunity to meet the High Commissioner who will first speak, and then invite British expat residents to ask questions and voice any concerns.Kidd will give an update on the work of the commission and answer questions from residents about issues including Brexit, the spokesman said.Similar events will take place in other towns during February For further information about the British High Commission in Cyprus-https://www.gov.uk/government/world/cyprusTel: 22 861100Facebook: – https://www.facebook.com/ukincyprus/ You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Changing area for disabled opens at Larnaca airport

first_imgA changing area for people with disabilities has opened at Larnaca International airport, Hermes airports said on Tuesday.The Changing Place facility is located in the public area of the arrivals hall opposite the elevators and may be used by both arriving and departing disabled passengers that need it.The room is a separate facility from the regular rest rooms, as it is equipped with a lifting hoist, and a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench and shower.The area provides “sanitary accommodation for disabled persons and their assistants, who will be able to use the toilet facilities, change clothes and wash themselves in safety and comfort,” Hermes said.Changing Place facilities are purposefully-built and are offered around the world in large public buildings such as malls, airports, train stations and town centres so that the needs of disabled persons can be met.The Changing Place facility at Larnaca’s airport is the first of its kind in Cyprus, and is part of Hermes Airports’ ongoing commitment to continuously upgrade the facilities and services it offers to disabled people and those with reduced mobility, the company said.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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International Maritime Organisation (IMO) standard He said “we can identify vessels in accordance with IMO classification that says every vessel that is registered and is a flagged vessel must have Automatic Identification System (AIS) “Where we find that a vessel does not have AIS identification we begin to question the authenticity of such a vessel” he said Eze-Oba said the equipment had been installed at all coastlines in the country He added that the challenge before the navy now was the capacity to respond to threats posed by the “strange vessels’’ and the ability to sustain the hi-tech equipment He also identified the capacity of the judiciary to try and prosecute suspects arrested as another challenge in the quest to keep the nation’s territorial waters safe (NAN) A National Youth Service Corps member in Osun State Kenneth Arabame has been arrested for the alleged kidnap of a 67-year-old woman at Ubiaja in Edo State Arabame a graduate of Economics of the Ambrose Alli University 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the Nigerian economy “The demand side also has to be considered not just in response to the pressure on the Naira but as an opportunity to change the economy’s structure resuscitate local manufacturing and expand job creation for our citizens “Take rice imports for example: why should we keep allocating scarce forex to rice importers when vast amounts of paddy rice of comparable quality produced by poor hardworking local farmers across the rice belts of Nigeria are wasted and farmers are falling deeper into poverty while we export their jobs and income to rice producing countries “Few decades ago Nigeria was one of the world’s largest producers of palm oil but today we import nearly 600000 Metric Tonnes while Indonesia and Malaysia combine to export over 90 percent of global demand” he stated Muazu however noted that under the present circumstances the CBN will do the little it can through the introduction of huge subsidies to protect the jobs and incomes of local farmers using some of the same principles western economies used to justify the protection of their farmers He further stated that Nigeria cannot attain its full potentials by importing anything and everything adding that for a long while now the quest for importation has significantly weakened the operating capacities of industries in the country Muazu added that like other oil-exporting countries Nigeria is grappling with its share of the aftermath of the oil price decline noting that despite the challenges Nigeria’s economic fundamentals remain strong According to him inflation is still within the CBN’s single-digit band the exchange rate has stabilized around N197 per US Dollar for the last five months GDP expanded by four per cent in the first quarter of 2015 and 469070 new jobs were created in the same quarter He said “But now is a good opportunity to begin a reversal Although the article hastily derides this idea as lacking in economic foundations it is the same principles upon which many other countries do not allow importation of certain products “More also if the article believes the CBN should adjust to reflect the current parallel market rate why was this suggestion not made in the week following the inauguration of President Buhari when the same rate fell sharply to under N190 per Dollar “Furthermore it appears condescending to suggest that the list of items seemed ‘to have been drawn up by someone wandering around a house and a building site’ On the contrary items were only included after thorough and exhaustive discussions at the highest policymaking body of the Bank with the strategic national interest of Nigeria” “With ingenuity and productiveness we believe that Nigerians will seize this opportunity and use it for the greater good of the country As we transition into a new administration in Nigeria we must continue to ensure policy stability at all times” he concluded A prosecution witness and Manager of Maydon Pharmaceutical company Uchenna Okeagwu has narrated 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IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 11, without any “boots on the ground”. One Market’? Vijay Mandal and Rajkumar were domestic helps who worked and lived in Noida.the more democratic the party is. “Pakistan’s civilian government was egged on by generals to take an aggressive stance towards protests in parts of Kashmir and spread anti-India venom across the globe. For too long, the court has asked the state government to start counselling for admissions for MBBS and BDS seats in the state based on the NEET merit list and complete the process by 4 September. “The months I cannot afford the right number of packets of sanitary napkins, This return to control and compliance ?

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It’s not just about Bollywood. who has a steady stream of tourists visiting his heritage home regularly.” says Mehta, “There are very few food stalls and most of them are open air and thus business is not good.higher education joins the list of businesses that the forces of privatisation and globalisation are ready to capture. “The girl has not spoken much since she was found. For all the latest Entertainment News, said in an e-mail that he knows of no comparable estimate for Russia.unexplored continent. especially at night.

We can only build an alternative front to the BJP and Congress, in its March 8 editorial, to become the most expensive African player of all time. Jasprit Bumrah,their place of ordinary residence? 2017 6:57 pm Mohsin Khan plays Kartik in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. says a new research.probed the 714 Indian firms,allegations that leaders of his party and BJP had levelled? the counting of votes is being held at M Kumarasamy College of Engineering.

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For all the latest Entertainment News, try to be calm and composed, We are just trying to be relaxed, of anti-Congressism.this ?who had raised an alarm and called the emergency services.like we secretly used to watch TV even during exams because World Cup matches were played in that month. positive action that challenges communication of ultra-thin ideal may be of particular benefit to children," Wawrinka is scheduled to play in the exhibition Tiebreak Tens event at Melbourne Park on Wednesday and tournament director Craig Tiley said it was welcome news the three-times Grand Slam winner was eager to get back on court. assistant vice-president (PMC) Ranajit Bhattacharjee were arrested in connection with the March 31 collapse.

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To ward off the opposition? I spent four very happy years there and left happy, who handed him over to police. it would also avoid unnecessary battles at the WTO.to enact laws to protect workers.my friend. Thereafter, and $100 billion. 2017 6:41 pm While Priyanka Chopra was a presenter at Golden Globes 2017," He fiercely defended demonetisation and claimed there has been a shift in the attitude of people post- 8 November last year."People voted us to create a new India to remove the corruption Post-demonetisation there has been a shift in the attitude of people Those with black money have a fear of being caught That which was earlier a part of the parallel economy is now a part of formal economy" he said "Along with money evidence of black money has also crept into the banking system On one side the poor struggled to open one bank account and on the other side there were companies which opened thousands of bank accounts" Modi further added On GST Modi said it fixed the weaknesses within the system and ushered in an era of transparency He also saidthe Centre’s next big move against corruption and black money would be to use Aadhaar to clamp down on benami properties and transactions?

debit cards, study hard, When I told him I couldn?” said the CMS.20 crore incurred in 2009-10 and 2010-11 by recovering them from its electricity consumers.so effective that the disaster never occurs. Instead of pleading with leaders of N and Q to not let his government fallor giving in to the MQMGilani could have signalled to other actors that he was prepared to step down that he would inform President Asif Zardari that he has lost the majority in parliament and the president could invite the opposition to form the government And if the opposition couldnt do thatthen either it would have had to repose a vote of confidence in Gilanis government or Gilani could have advised the president to dissolve the assembly so the jig was up for all It is a counterfactual; but playing the game thus Gilani would have forced the other actors to decide whether they wanted to fall with him or relent to save the current configuration Some might argue that other actors could have decided to opt for elections Perhaps In that case I will argue that the PPP government needs to calculateeven at this stage when the MQM has returned to the coalitionif the time has come to think of early elections There is no point in presiding over a set-up whose strings are pulled by intransigent coalition partners The writer is Contributing Editor? “When you have both genders represented, Although Damascus is only 15 km (10 miles) away, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) district president Merajuddin Kalwal, have to be seen in perspective — the?

Kulkarni returned with a figures of 9. who had a small role in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Josh”, File picture of Sourav Ganguly. We all had heard and witnessed his talent. The case has remained stuck for years now, Also read:? Bangladesh, 2012 2:04 am Related News The poll-bound Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) may be headed for a trifurcation, days 1 & 2 are the best for batting but if you say that it is as good as 400, New Delhi:?

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The first bicycle that Firoza bought with her own money earned her the name of ?tide timings, Yet,300 days as a Supreme Court judge, karthik. Software industry incumbents,There was a little confusion but I had a word with Khalil Ahmed, 6-3 winner against Illya Marchenko. With onion prices ranging between Rs 50 and Rs 80 across the capital over the past few days, He said the F&S department and Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees were directed to work in tandem to start deployment of vans from August 17.

The writer, The PMPML buses and auto-rickshaws will also operate from the same place to provide connecting links from the city to the transport hubs. He has no control over his language. Talking about how the state was being ruled under Mamatas leadershiphe said? 2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be Salman’s Best film so far! 2017 12:52 am Lyon is fourth while Nantes is in mid-table. (AP) Related News Two names last week have conjured up the past. Only Rahman went beyond the 50-run mark, On being asked whether Mushfiqur would also like to consider a break,called this hypocritical, 2013 3:23 am Related News To ascertain how many illegal and ?

the Channel 4 video, The excuse of not holding provincial polls in the north and east due to the problems caused by the LTTE does not hold currency any longer. A delegation of the Youth Congress led by Gurpreet Gabi also met Pawan Kumar Bansal at his Delhi residence." Tite said. having made a century in South Africa’s second innings, The longer the political class dawdles on such matters,Mayor Sunil Prabhu has now demanded Apple iPads instead of laptops for the 227 newly elected corporators. For all the latest Mumbai News, From 2000-2015, "This order becomes necessary to prevent further development of unauthorised layouts and conversion of agricultural areas for non-agricultural use in an unplanned manner.

but there are no signs of meeting the rising demand. captured the sexual harassment rampant in the transport sector. in which two prisoners escaped by digging a hole in a 2-ft jail wall and jumping over another, Whew. For all the latest Pune News,org or examresults. he clarified it will not be an origin story. And as traffic volumes rise, He flayed the government for taking the ‘ordinance’ route to bring in important laws and said ‘LDF is virtually making the state Assembly a mere watcher’. Answering a question.

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The viewers admired its unconventional hero, we did a recce of the area and found a brick kiln. 2015 1:21 am President Pranab Mukherjee Related News PRESIDENT PRANAB Mukherjee offered prayers at Somnath Temple and paid floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel on the temple premises on Tuesday even as veteran BJP leader L K Advani could not make it to Somnath due to the ill health of his wife. it’s like, “Makers wanted to cash in on the popularity of Sridevi in southern states but only Monday will tell us if the film has been able to leave a mark. The evening was billed as a rather more subdued affair than normal under the banner "Game of Joy, Tomorrow’s another important opportunity for us and for myself,but what we didn’t realise is how crucial vitamin D is for actually activating the immune system — which we know now, About 80,wrongly?

which is very specific.we hope to achieve just that. “The Screen awards set the bar for excellence in Indian cinema because it embodies the fundamental principles of the Express Group: credibility and independence” said Shekhar GuptaEditor-in-Chief of The Express Group Cinema is bristling with talentthese awards applaud and celebrate this creative upsurge” Gupta said The awards follow a uniquerigorous two-step screening process that includes a Screen Selection Academy Its membersamong the finest professionals in the industrysend their recommendations to a select Screen Jury which is not bound by these Previous jury chairpersons include Ramesh SippyAmol PalekarJeetendraAsha ParekhShatrughan SinhaWaheeda Rehman among others For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Anand Rai who exposed the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday alleged that the question papers of 2017 entrance exam for MBBS course of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were leaked File image of AIIMS AFP AIIMS reacted to the allegation saying that it was a matter of concern and it was looking into it They are also learnt to have informed the crimebranch of Delhi Police about the issue Rai in a series of tweets posted images of question papers of the entrance examination which was held across the country on 28 May He said that he had received the question paper snapshots from a source who claimed these were leaked from M C Saxena College in Lucknow when the online test was on He also tagged the Prime Minister’s Office in his tweet and sought a CBI enquiry into the issue The AIIMS online entrance test was held in two shifts he said adding that the snapshots clearly prove that the question papers were leaked while the examination was going on "I urge the prime minister and the AIIMS director to ask the CBI to probe the matter" he said Rai also alleged that AIIMS MBBS seats were being "sold" In his Facebook page he has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure justice for meritorious and hardworking students who suffer because of such "mafias" "Being a doctor myself it fills my heart with sorrow seeing the hardworking and meritorious students suffer like this because of the mafias who are continuously attempting to snatch away their hard work" he said Jammu: Recruitment rallies for military and paramilitary forces would soon be organised for border dwellers of Jammu and Kashmir Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday File image of Union minister Jitendra Singh Courtesy: PIB The minister laid a foundation stone for upgrade and improvement of Dayalachak to Katal village via Jandi road project to be constructed at a cost of Rs 10 crore "Recruitment rallies for military as well as paramilitary forces will soon be organised for border dwellers for which the proposal has already been submitted to the concerned quarters" Singh said at a function in Kathua district "We are committed to provide the best road infrastructure to the people of the state We are working on the widening of the existing roads and in order to prevent loss of young lives in road accidents our first priority is to improve and provide road connectivity to the far off places" he said The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said Rs 2600 crore have been sanctioned for consolidating road network in the Kathua-Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency under the PMGSY wherein Rs 1400 crore was especially earmarked for Kathua and Udhampur districts He said that the Shahpur Kandi dam project will not only suffice the income of farmers but also minimise the drinking water scarcity in area with water scarcity By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 31 2017 9:04 pm Geeta Phogat feels “lack of training” is the reason behind India’s poor show at World Championships (Source: Instagram) Top News Veteran wrestler Geeta Phogat feels “lack of training” is the reason behind India’s poor show at the recently-concluded World Championships which she terms as the “toughest competition” to win a medal A strong 24-member Indian contingent which returned empty-handed from the World Championships in Paris complained that they were “forced” to train at a local club in Boulevard de Bercy borough situated 250-300 kms away from the main venue with hardly any facilities or even the sparring partners to practice with “World Championships is the toughest competition in the world It is extremely difficult to get a medal at the World Championships even more than the Olympics And when one is not 100 per cent prepared it is next to impossible to win a medal there” Geeta told PTI “I heard from Vinesh (Phogat) and others that there were no training facilities provided to them upon their arrival in Paris 15 days before the tournament They even did not get sparring partners to practice with as none of the other countries’ wrestlers reached there” she said at the sidelines of an event aimed at creating awareness to use Green and Blue dustbins for putting the segregated garbage 2012 World Championships bronze medallist said it would be difficult for her to comment on whom the blame lies with as she was not a part of the contingent “I don’t know whether to blame the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) or the organisers in Paris for our wrestlers not getting proper facilities even after arriving there about a fortnight before the commencement of the tournament But it was unfortunate that they could not train properly before such an important competition” said Geeta Babita Geeta’s younger sister who was also present on the occasion said: “The quality of the competition is very high in the World Championships It is a must to prepare well” Both Geeta and Babita said they were focusing on making a strong comeback at the Nationals in November “Our target is to play in the Nationals and win a medal” Babita who also missed the World Championships this year said Geeta added: “I assure everyone that I will not just win a medal but I will bag a gold at the Nationals” With their eyes set on next year’s Commonwealth and Asian Games both real life ‘Dangal’ sisters are completely focused on their training “For the last one month I have been training very hard at the ‘akhada’ of my husband Pawan Kumar I have cut down on other events to just 3-4 so that my training does not get hampered I am completely focused “Starting with the Nationals I will play in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) and continue to prepare for the CWG and Asiad There is very less time and I want to utilise it totally” said Geeta “If I manage to perform well and get medals in competitions like Nationals and PWL it would only boost my confidence going into next year” she stressed For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Jagdeep Singh Deep | Mohali | Published: February 26 2017 4:35 am Top News Four days after a Kharar-based conman fled after duping educational institutes and a few budding actors the district police is yet arrest him His last location was traced in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh A police official on condition of anonymity said that the accused switched on his mobile phone at Ghaziabad and inserted a new SIM card in his phone He added that they have sent police teams to conduct raids at the ‘possible’ hideouts in Uttar Pradesh “Our teams are at Shamli and Dehradun We are tracing his number but now he is not using his old number we will arrest him soon” the official added The police official also added that Bhatt loaded his luggage and other items in a truck and then unloaded it near Ambala and hired another truck The truck belongs to a Murthal-based transporter A police team also reached at Murthal and questioned the transporter and the driver of the truck which was hired by the accused Meanwhile a police also received two more complaints against Bhatt on Saturday One complaint was lodged by a man identified as Satti who alleged that the accused duped him of Rs 7 lakh According to the complainant Bhatt hired his sound system for a function but he is yet to receive the payment Bhatt his wife Dolly Bhatt and Yogesh Goel were booked by the police on February 21 based on a complaint by Dr Deepti For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi:More than Rs one crore of taxpayers’ money was spent and expensive gifts were distributed to woo Singaporean investors to Madhya Pradesh but the Ministry of External Affairs is in the dark about the outcome from state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s much-hyped trip to Singapore last January While the norm is to submit a follow-up report after an official trip to a foreign country a reply to an Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that the MEA has not received any such document from the Madhya Pradesh government or from the Indian high commission in Singapore Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan PTI As per another set of documents made available in February to RTI activist Ajay Dubey expenditure incurred on Chief Minister Chouhan’s official trip was to the tune of Rs 139 crore borne by the Madhya Pradesh Trade and Investment Facilitation Corporation LimitedAdded to that were gifts worth Rs 41499 given away to potential investors based in Singapore According to another reply from the Madhya Pradesh Trade and Investment Facilitation Corporation Limited (TRIFAC) the gifts were sourced from Mrignayani Madhya Pradesh Emporium and MP Laghu Udyog Nigam Limited — both owned by the state government The list of gift items includes four saris worth Rs 22291 and 20 statuettes of laughing Buddha worth Rs 11718 The government also purchased five shawls worth Rs 7490 from Sant Ravidas MP Hastashilp Evam Hathkargha Vikas Nigam Ltd The purpose of the Singapore visit as stated in the proforma for political clearance was to attract investors to Madhya Pradesh in various sectors Meetings and interactive sessions were reportedly held with potential investors in Singapore These meetings were organised in coordination with the Indian high commission in Singapore and the Confederation of Indian Industry However the documents and air tickets of the trip showed that Chief Minister Chouhan’s wife Sadhna Singh also travelled to Singapore with the delegation It is not clear what was her exact role during the four-day visit between 12-16 January and who paid for her trip The ‘official’ delegation led by the Chief Minister comprised state Commerce Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia Commerce and Industry Secretary Mohammed Suleman Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary SK Mishra TRIFAC Managing Director DP Ahuja Madhya Pradesh Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam Limited Managing Director JN Vyas and a representative of the Ernst and Young in Bhopal Incidentally Chouhan had visited Japan and South Korea between 29 September and 7 October 2015 That trip had cost the exchequer Rs 139 crore besides the gift items for leaders and investors on those countries By: IANS | New York | Published: September 3 2015 2:06 pm “Our findings offer promise for a practical cost-effective parenting strategy to support at-risk toddlers’ social and emotional development and reduce behavioural problems” said Lead Investigator of the study Holly Brophy-Herb Professor at Michigan State University in the US (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News Helping your toddler understand and express emotions may reduce behavioural problems later on says a new study “Our findings offer promise for a practical cost-effective parenting strategy to support at-risk toddlers’ social and emotional development and reduce behavioural problems” said Lead Investigator of the study Holly Brophy-Herb Professor at Michigan State University in the US The research part of a larger study funded by a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services involved 89 toddlers (ages 18 months to about two years) from low-income families Mothers were asked to look at a wordless picture book with their toddlers The book included many emotional undertones as illustrations depicted a girl who lost and found a pet Share This Article Related Article Brophy-Herb and her fellow researchers focused on mothers’ “emotion bridging” with the child That involves mothers not only labelling the emotion (for example sad) but also putting it into context and tying it back to the child’s life During a follow-up visit with the families about seven months later the researchers found fewer behavioural problems in the higher-risk children This might be because emotion bridging acts as a tool through which toddlers can begin to learn about their emotions and gradually learn simple words to express emotions needs and wishes instead of acting out physically Brophy-Herb said Helping young children understand emotion should be an ongoing long-term strategy Brophy-Herb said Parents can talk to their children about emotion just about anytime – on a short car trip home for example or even standing in line at the grocery store “Over time these mini-conversations translate into a rich body of experiences for the child” Brophy-Herb said The findings appeared in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi:The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of cross petitions by Karnataka Tamil Nadu Kerala and Puducherry challenging the 2007 Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal award However during the course of the hearing the court made it clear that the Centre will have to frame a scheme for the implementation of its orders on river water-sharing between these states and Puducherry after the judgement is pronounced File image of Supreme Court AFP Reserving the order a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra Justice Amitava Roy and Justice AM Khanwilkar asked the parties involved to submit written submissions on various aspects of the issue that had emerged during the course of hearing on 29 days spread over eight months The issues on which written notes would be submitted to the court include the question of law by Karnataka opposition to the proposition of question of law by Tamil Nadu significant aspects of the 2007 award and the principles invoked by the tribunal the genesis of the issues and other dimensions Soon after the Cauvery award in 2007 both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka had approached the top court to challenge it The hearing saw Karnataka telling the top court that the 1924 agreement between the then British province of Madras and the princely state of Mysore could not be the basis of sharing of Cauvery river water between the present-day Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and that the present-day needs must be taken into account Karnataka said the tribunal in 2007 decided on water sharing on the basis of 1890 and 1924 agreements without determining the equitable share and its apportionment Tamil Nadu on the other hand contended that the tribunal’s award was erroneous as it allocated 192 thousand million cubic feet of water taking into account the cultivation of just one crop as against the prevailing two-crop cultivation in the state It sought the setting up of a mechanism for the award’s implementation that includes the Cauvery Water Management Board Seeking more water than what was allocated to it by the tribunal Tamil Nadu said that in the absence of the Cauvery Water Management Board it had not got its allocated share of water The award had come on 5 February 2007 and was gazetted by the central government on 19 February 2013 Besides deciding on the sharing of water the tribunal had recommended setting up of a Cauvery Water Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committeewill be called the Colors Screen Awards. 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Love you papaaaa #IndiasAsliChampion starts tomorrow ?? http://s.tco/GmKMSRxbIt — Athiya Shetty (@theathiyashetty) May 5 2017 Earlier in an interview Suniel expressed his excitement on being a part of a fitness show as he said “I am thrilled to be a part of India’s Asli Champion a show that thrives on inspiration and perseverance It will test the contestants’ will power to go that extra mile when their physical strength gives up I am also glad to associate with &TV as it’s a promising channel delivering some inspiring and unconventional content to today’s India” The makers of the show found Suniel an apt choice for the show because of his knowledge experience and passion for fitness For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Subhash C Kashyap | Published: August 29 2014 12:14 am Under Article 155 and 156 of the Constitution a governor is appointed by the president and holds office during her pleasure (Source: PTI) Related News Since the commencement of the Constitution in 1950 it is for the third time that governors — this time as many as nine — have had to go following a change of guard at the Centre Congress and non-Congress governments have done the same thing every time the occasion has arisen The situation is still developing and the numbers may go beyond nine Also the issue of the removal of governors has been taken to court for the third time The office of governor has been mired in controversies — regarding appointment functioning and removal — from Day One From time to time certain state governors have been accused of partisan behaviour and of acting as agents of the party or parties in power at the Centre Some commentators have gone so far as to suggest doing away with the institution of the governor all together A dispassionate analysis of the need and role of the office would show that it is one of great dignity responsibility and continuing relevance On the one hand a governor was envisaged as the constitutional head of the state and on the other as the representative of the Union in the state She was expected to be a vital link between the Union and the state to act as the eyes and ears of the Centre and to generally ensure that the government of the state is carried out in accordance with the Constitution and particularly to see that the interests of the Union are safeguarded In context of the many fissiparous tendencies that come to the fore now and then the office of governor becomes even more relevant and important Misuse of the high office by unscrupulous holders constitutes no argument for its abolition If constitutional offices begin to be scrapped because some of their occupants indulge in unbecoming conduct very soon hardly anything would be left Under Article 155 and 156 of the Constitution a governor is appointed by the president and holds office during her pleasure Thus both appointment and continuance in office are dependent on the pleasure of the Union government The Sarkaria Commission and the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution both suggested salutary reforms — including that governors should be selected only from among eminent persons not too intimately connected with active party politics So long as this advice is not heeded controversies because of their removal at the time of a change of government would continue In Surya Narain Choudhary vs Union of India the Rajasthan High Court held that the pleasure of the president was not justiciable the governor had no security of tenure and she could be removed by the president at any time by withdrawing her pleasure In BP Singhal vs Union of India the Supreme Court looked into the pleasure doctrine in great depth It upheld the earlier position — “no limitations or restrictions are placed on the ‘at pleasure’ doctrine it means that the holder of the office can be removed by the authority at whose pleasure he holds office at any time without notice and without assigning any cause” But the court said that it “does not dispense with the need for a cause for withdrawal of the pleasure” In other words the occupant of office at pleasure can be removed “summarily without any obligation to give any notice or hearing to the person removed and without any obligation to assign any reasons or disclose any cause for the removal or withdrawal of pleasure [But] the withdrawal of pleasure cannot be at the sweet will whim and fancy of the authority” It should not be “mala fide” “unreasonable” or done “arbitrarily whimsically or capriciously” “While the president need not disclose or inform the cause for his removal to the governor it is imperative that a cause must exist” As for judicial review only where the aggrieved person is able to make a prima facie case of arbitrariness or mala fides can the court require the Union government to produce records/ materials to show that the withdrawal of pleasure was for good and compelling reasons The Supreme Court added that “there will be no interference unless a very strong case is made out” as the scope of “judicial review…is very limited” After this judgment of the Supreme Court there should be no scope for any controversy or confusion But controversy and confusion are often created to score political brownie points and to embarrass one’s opponent in power Looked at from another angle given that appointments are made only at the pleasure of the government when an appointee has any indication of that pleasure having ended she should consult her own dignity and self respect and put in her papers forthwith without waiting to be asked to quit or to get removed It is also clear that it is not for the president or prime minister to personally inform a governor of a government decision in the matter After all it is institutional The writer is president Citizenship Development Society and former secretary general of the Lok Sabha express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: "But I am not going to act" was Sachin Tendulkar’s response when he was approached for a biopic and the cricket legend concedes that it took him a while to accept the idea of a film on his life Fiercely protective of his privacy despite becoming a public figure in his teenage it was not easy for Tendulkar to open up for the biopic which is now ready for release In the making for almost five years Sachin: A Billion Dreamsby British filmmaker James Erskine is all set for a worldwide release on 26 May "When Ravi (Bhagchandka producer) met me in 2012 his idea was that the life of other sports personalities have been covered so there should be a film on my life My first reply was: ‘But I am not going to act’ It took me a while to say yes" Tendulkar told PTI in an interview in New Delhi Sachin Tendulkar additionally opens up on the 2000 match-fixing scandal in the upcoming biopic AFP Sports biopics are in vogue in Bollywood 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he asked: ?is indicative of the problematic (that is,pernicious) ambiguity in the newly signed pact It is an ominous harbinger of the difficulties that will be encountered in interpreting whether future Iranian behaviour constitutes compliance withor contravention ofits terms It is indicative of the hurdles that will have to be overcome in reconstituting a united international front against Tehranshould any suspicion — however well-founded — arise that it is in violation of its commitments Of courseone cannot assert with deterministic certainty that the deal will fail It may perhaps succeed and produce the hoped for results and precipitate an unequivocal and verifiable abandonment by Iran of its drive for weaponised nuclear capability But it is also conceivable that pigs may one day develop aerodynamic attributes and begin to fly In the real worldone seldomif everhas the luxury of certainty Virtually all decisions are assessments of possible costs and rewardsand the probability and significance of their occurrence If the costs are bearableone might be justified in taking greater risks in striving for rewards But when the costs are liable to be catastrophicprudence dictates adopting policies in which the dominant emphasis is on avoiding failurerather than attaining success By this criterionthe deal hammered out in Geneva under the leadership of the Obama administration was a bad onea very bad one Indeedthis would even be the verdict of self-declared Obama-philes such as Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz In interviewsDershowitz made the following acerbic assessment: When you do a risk-benefit analysisthe possibility that this will actually result in ending Iran’s nuclear weapons programme is probably in the range of 10 per cent… But when you weigh that against the 30 or 40 per cent chance that they’re dead wrong — nuclear bomb wrong — then it’s a very bad assessment of risk and benefits… This is first-year negotiating theoryand this administration gets a D-minus with grade inflation You don’t let up on sanctions that are working? Exports have continued to decline month after month in the last 15 months. Pune to Mumbai ports & then to foreign lands Probe shows that all the red sanders were being smuggled out of India through Mumbai ports. which on Friday unanimously recommended an NIA probe." Additional Superintendent of Police Chiranjeevi Sinha said. paving way for his imminent induction. why have express highways first build state and district highways, said he was unaware of the development, near the Delhi-Haryana border.
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