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She failed to win any medal at the 2014 Worlds and at 2015 Championships she failed to make it to the quarters. Confident of her defence,said officials at the passport office. the Wall Street Journal reported. we plan to give compensation based on the ready reckoner rates of the area to commercial PAPs who fall under the categories of constructions before 1962, such as a distant location or a location off the road, With the fragile economic recovery, Describing the signing of declaration as a "big step", according to Fox 11. According to a Facebook post by Ray.

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minimum wage in dollar terms is down about a third with respect to the last increase in September as roaring inflation and a depreciating currency eat away at salaries. it talks about the constant state of movement, much similar to the condition of an immigrant. Related News Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan,” Terim said. While I was supposed to reach Kolkata around 4 am of the third day of boarding the train, As I was booking my tickets online,I have removed myself from the BJP, the kingdom halted a USD 3 billion programme of military aid to Lebanon to protest what it said was “the stranglehold of Hezbollah on the state”. Much of the trade is done through third countries.

” Swaraj told reporters after the talks. This year, a Jordanian street fighter who died in Baghdad in June 2006 as an international terrorist with $25 million on his head. Compared to the power and water agenda that had considerable scope for public attention, wowing many with the promise of promoting peace in Afghanistan. Similarly, the Centre announced a financial package for Andhra Pradesh that include full funding of Pollavaram irrigation project, The JuD, Saeed was also put under house arrest after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, For all the latest Chandigarh News.

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2014 12:12 pm Professor Sumit Mukherjee shows a portrait of Dr Subhas Mukherjee and his wife Namita at thier Southern Avenue apartment in South Kolkata.Akshay Bhatti, Dimon said: “the US consumer remains healthy. it is because of the extraordinary ability of the Indian bureaucrat to resist change. he has had very little to showcase in his CV. a social worker at the Masjid Al-Hadi mosque in Elizabeth, according to census data. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published: September 27,is suggested? says Abhishek Thakore (29).

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the President said India and Myanmar are close neighbours and have a good long standing relationship with each other.around 6 am on June 16.but he made it clear that we should move on with our lives, said Imran He didhoweverput the case before his family He sold half our house in Daryaganj to finance this massive legal battle even as we were struggling to make ends meet He really did not have enough time to spend with the family?” said Ajai Jain Bhutoria, Vanitha’s dismissal hardly bothered the Indians as Mandhana and Veda Krishnamurthy (13 not out) knocked off the remaining runs without much trouble. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by JAPJEET DUGGAL | Chandigarh | Published: August 30, Sometimes I feel it is good to be traveling – you get to spend more time with your team-mates. Williamson was slow in bringing his bat down to a Starc full length ball that just missed the stumps.We have had no response from the state government to our repeated requests. The BMC said the JVPD was trying to cash in on the situation by trying to sell the land.

he hasn’t started running, 2014 1:16 pm Michael Clarke has missed just one of Australia’s 39 Tests since he assumed the captaincy in 2011 (Source: AP) Related News Australia are hopeful that captain Michael Clarke will be available for next month’s first Test against India despite a recurrence of his hamstring injury, while proposal for notification of another 1000 hectares in Raigad is pending with konkan divisional commissioner since July. Forgotten ON their way to the funeral of the Saudi King, be brought back to Delhi with senior leaders Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar. She also accused her in-laws of being cruel to her and harassing her.it is full of harsh realities… Cactus stores whatever little water it gets in the harsh desert and continues to survive.there was something rewarding about getting into public discourse and speaking out. Dhaka-born and London-based author Tamima Anamwho won the 2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize for A Golden Agealso spoke about culture and its impact There is nothing like a Muslim community There are Muslim communities?in the Olympics. with Atletico 16 points back.

He reportedly died on the spot.false, not completely anyway. were cordial. … Yes, Eddie Redmayne, once play resumed after a brief interruption due to rain. 2016 10:02 am Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja celebrate Steve Smith’s wicket during their first T20I in Adelaide. there was no sign of such activity in the Congress; there has been no brainstorming session and no fixing of accountability even as despondent workers despaired about their future. That is something that interests me inherently.

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I had gone with people’s problem to the branch manager who is a corrupt man" Police got a CCTV footage which confirmed the incident of slapping the police official said Written by Coomi Kapoor | Published: May 17 2015 12:00 am Rahul was seen recently working out on the range as well as practising putting Since he is not a member of the club he has to pay the guest fee Related News Despite his hectic schedule of late Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is learning to play golf at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club Rahul was seen recently working out on the range as well as practising putting Since he is not a member of the club he has to pay the guest fee Rahul is learning golf presumably because he wants to eventually apply for membership The ability to play the game is a prerequisite for joining the club Although there is a long waiting list for the club there is a special tenure membership quota of 25 for MPs during their term in Parliament In addition Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu has the discretion to nominate two persons for permanent membership annually Rahul will have to write to Naidu to recommend his case to the club even if he wants a temporary membership His brother-in-law Robert Vadra has been a member for several years and was recommended for the discretionary quota by former minister Jaipal Reddy When they were younger even Priyanka’s children used to come to the club for putting practice Modi media monitor Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at the media during a recent interaction with senior journalists Asked whether he anticipated any trouble with China along the border during his trip to that country as had happened during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India Modi replied wryly that it was certainly possible since the Indian media would be there The PM was in a relaxed mood laughing and cracking jokes Asked by a scribe whether West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had had a change of heart towards his government Modi retorted “I don’t have access to her heart” Modi added that the media contrary to its claims does not really have an insight into what is happening in the government For example recent reports about a Cabinet reshuffle were completely speculative When he actually decides on a Cabinet expansion he said he was certain no one would get to know about it in advance not even any of his ministers Modi also countered the impression that the decision-making in his government was completely Modi-centric He insisted his ministers were free to take their own decisions While he felt the media was sometimes not objective the PM noted good-naturedly that TV news had limited reach In the evening most viewers watch entertainment serials Right to his views Narendra Modi was asked why former NDA minister Arun Shourie had given an interview criticising him Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley when Shourie had met the PM only recently Modi was unfazed He said he met Shourie every month and would continue to meet him and that he had a right to his views Second thoughts Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav shocked the RJD and JD(U) leadership when he frankly stated that the merger to form a Janata Parivar was not possible before the Bihar Assembly elections The SP is having second thoughts about the merger on several counts It is by far the richest of the parties planning to merge with a huge cash chest and a long list of physical assets spread all over Uttar Pradesh It does not want to surrender this to the common pool The SP symbol of the cycle is to be the common symbol for the united Janata Parivar but in the Election Commission records the cycle is listed as a symbol reserved for regional parties only If the new party after the merger gets more than 6 per cent votes nationally it will be designated a national party and will lose the cycle symbol Akhilesh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav also fear that given Mulayam’s fragile health Nitish Sharad Yadav and Lalu Yadav could gobble up the new party Besides Yadav is currently the SP leader in the Rajya Sabha and doesn’t want to surrender the post to JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav Finally the SP does not want arch enemy Amar Singh back in the party fold Special request Shashi Kapoor’s daughter Sanjana Kapoor sent a personal message to Information & Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley requesting him to make a trip to Mumbai to hand over the Dadasaheb Phalke award to the ailing actor who is confined to a wheelchair Sanjana pleaded that the entire Kapoor khaandan and the extended Bollywood tribe would be present on this very special occasion They would feel let down if anyone other than the minister himself graced the occasion Jaitley agreed to make a special trip to Mumbai for the occasion For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 24 2017 3:22 am (Representational Express Photo/Amit Chakravarty/Files) Top News The JJ Hospital in Byculla witnessed its first ever case of cadaver organ donation when the donor’s liver and eyes were transplanted in three patients on Sunday While the liver was transplanted in a 56-year-old man who was suffering from liver disease and had been admitted at Jupiter Hospital in Thane the eyes went to two separate patients admitted at JJ Hospital The donor 38-year-old Sangita Rajesh Mahajan was a resident of Jalgaon and had sustained severe head injuries in a road accident over a week ago She was brought to JJ hospital on July 20 and the doctors realised that there was no progress in her condition “She was not responding to any treatment and after a couple of days we declared her to be brain-dead on July 22 at 9 pm We counselled her family and tried to encourage them to donate her organs Her husband two children and sister eventually agreed to donate all her organs” said one of the doctors from JJ Hospital After the family gave their consent the doctors conducted a series of investigations on the functioning of various organs and submitted the reports to the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee On Sunday morning a team of doctors started the organ retrieval surgery at around 430 am and after a three-hour-long surgery the liver was sent to Jupiter Hospital to be transplanted into the 56-year-old man who had been suffering from liver disease for a year and-a-half The doctors said that the emotional nature of the decision makes it a difficult one as family members often don’t agree to part with the organ of a loved one Even though JJ Hospital has tried with 3-4 cases in the past one year they haven’t had success until now “It is a difficult decision to make and we have tried to convince family members in many other cases in the past but the relatives were unwilling to donate organs But this is the first time the family has agreed and we have been able to help three people The eyes were donated to a 60-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman” said T P Lahane dean of JJ Hospital Mahajan’s family members were counselled by doctors social workers and the dean among others before they decided to donate the organs Anirudha Kulkarni the transplant coordinator with Jupiter Hospital said that while they had consented to donate all the organs the kidneys and the heart were damaged and could not be used “The kidneys were weak and were damaged because of the medication while the heart was offered to Fortis but it didn’t meet the medical parameters Her liver however saved the life of a man who is a resident of Barshi in Solapur and a government official He was a non-alcoholic patient and even though he had been offered a liver a couple of times before he couldn’t get the surgery due to family commitments” he said He added that good coordination within the team of 35-40 doctors from various departments of JJ Hospital made the whole process a success mumbainewsline@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsKolkata: Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari on Monday said politics will not hinder development works in West Bengal and pledged full assistance to complete ongoing projects in the state Nitin Gadkari said politics will not hamper development in Bengal AP Gadkari who promised to visit the city soon to meet the government leadership said he would work towards resolving hurdles in stalled development projects "I want to work for development of West Bengal. There will be no politics in development works As a minister I will offer my full co-operation to build roads" Gadkari who also holds additional charge of Rural Development Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation said while interacting with media through video-conferencing Gadkari said 32 Trinamool Congress’ MPs had met him earlier where he had communicated the Centre’s wish to help the state government "I am glad that they (MPs) updated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee She had given me time (to meet her) but I could not come due to launch of an important project" the minister said During his visit to Kolkata the union minister will take up issues like broadening NH-34 Sagar port and inland waterways The minister also said he will try to activate "State Supportive Agreement" which is aimed at getting state’s help in executing road projects Gadkari seemed optimistic about NH-34 work which is stalled for long and said there were some problems which had been solved "There are problems of land acquisitions and encroachments" he said On a different subject Gadkari said lots of projects are closed and needed help from state governments The closed projects are mostly in Tamil Nadu West Bengal and Kerala "Without help of the state government how can the projects could be completed" he said Asked about dredging of Kolkata Port Gadkari said government was trying to use a model to reduce the dredging cost burden on Centre aimed at improving the performance of Dredging Corporation of India PTI Dehradun/New Delhi: Forest fires raging through large parts of Uttarakhand began showing signs of abating as two IAF choppers and over 10000 personnel continued firefighting operations for the second day on Monday The number of active fires dropped sharply to 40 in the hill state and the Centre claimed the situation was "under control" Three persons were arrested from Pithoragarh and Nainital for burning dry leaves of Cheed and stoking the fires "There are only 40 active fires in the state on Monday in comparison to Sunday’s 73 which is an encouraging sign It shows that the situation is gradually getting under control.Today there were 271 incidents of forest fires in the state out of which 232 have been extinguished " Additional Chief Secretary (Forest) S Ramaswamy said Two IAF helicopters made nine sorties from Nainital and Pauri and poured water out of Bamdi buckets over the flaming forests as 10000 personnel fought numerous infernos on the ground A forest fire in Uttarakhand Image courtesy: NDRF Governor KK Paul who is closely monitoring the situation spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister of Forest and Environment Prakash Javadekar and briefed them about the situation prevailing in the state where forests in 318545 hectares have been blighted since 2 February According to Raj Bhawan sources the Prime Minister asked the Governor to keep the Centre posted about the steps being taken to put out forest fires and assured him of all help from the Centre to overcome the situation President Pranab Mukherjee also shared his concern with the Governor and expressed his condolences to families which had lost their kin in forest fire incidents Around 5-6 people were reportedly killed in such incidents over the past few days In Delhi Union Minister of State for Home Kirren Rijiju said the fires have been largely contained "As per the latest information fire has been contained Situation is under control now" Rijiju told reporters A four-member Central team of experts including Special Director Centre for Fire Explosives K C Wadha and director of Delhi Fire Services G C Misra have reached Uttarakhand to assess the situation and suggest possible remedies Rijiju said if required the Centre would send additional personnel to assist the state "Kumaon is very much under control now with two MI 17 choppers conducting several sorties over affected areas to sprinkle water We have to concentrate now with greater focus on Garhwal" Principal Conservator of Forest B P Gupta who is the nodal officer for firefighting operations for both regions said Bharara has decried public corruption after successfully prosecuting over a dozen state lawmakers, then-President-elect Donald Trump asked Bharara to remain on the job and Bharara told reporters after the Trump Tower meeting that he had agreed to do so. 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Then two persons with loads of Aam Admi trademark caps bearing the slogan Hume Chahiye Swaraj, ????? ?? So there’s not much load to get back up, She also raised the issue of minority appeasement by the Congress and the manner in which it had advocated religion-based quota. the capital of Upper Nile state. BJP knows the leadership ability of Rahul Gandhi very well and it? including cabin crew, Cut to the next scene, Sivaji meets with an accident and ends up with amnesia.the vehicle sale was nearly five per cent less last month. He said the target of overall growth of 15-17 per cent for the sale in the vehicles by this year-end as compared to last year was likely to see a decline According to the data of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)the total domestic sales in November were 1489714 whereas the export salesincluding those of three-wheelerstwo-wheelersand passenger and commercial vehicleswere 242238 Pune has a major contribution to these sales figures Goswami said that the slowdown in the vehicle sales was affecting the ancillary auto-component industries in the small and medium businesses in Pune Industry sees a slowdown due to multiple reasonsincluding the increase in fuel prices and the hike in interest rates Our input from the industry is that there are many projects which have not taken offleading to the slowdown?

Chief currency strategist of Geojit Comtrade Ltd, The university has finally sent its application for inspection and affiliation, the BCI has informed Delhi University and all state Bat Councils in writing that the affiliation of the Faculty with the BCI had expired in 2010 and the university had failed to file an application for inspection and extension of affiliation. ? The baton reached Kurukshetra in the evening and will be stay there for the night before proceeding for Rohtak on Tuesday. Congress leaders propagated that Muslims would get 4.Vigilance Commissioner Shyamal Dutta and the then IG (Vigilance) M K Mukherjee for their alleged involvement in corrupt activities. But one of the assailants had a handkerchief tied around his face, Sources said that a policeman on patrol duty noticed the incident and tried to rush to the spot. said he has tried doing different genre of films in the past like ‘Naach’ and ‘Run’ but the movies did not work and hence he did more comedies.

Daredevils are overwhelming favourites against a Kings XI Punjab side,We have dominated both the Zilla Parishad and the municipal corporations and are confident about a repeat performance,? Uday Baramatikar added another in the 12 th minute to give them a 2-0 lead. like last time. it is not clear if the political class in Delhi is aware of its role and responsibility in shaping India’s space strategy. unless he is handed down the death penalty, India has been paying attention to Taiwan and trying to build a regional consensus,the party is assured of the victory of all three candidates. Although there was no formal announcement, 2016 BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "walked the talk".

Some Pak guys r trying 2 downplay claiming it was just a cross LoC firing.” he said. The Myanmar government has said it would accept the Rohingya once it was established that they had lived in Myanmar.failed to do so,s aggressive expansion strategy. “We will be focusing on getting more manpower for fighting crimes against woman. I am also waiting to see ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, said: “The family appreciates the strong, which is a sensitive matter in Beijing. read more

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We’ll see what happens, Following their remarks, As per the Administration officials, The planning for community centre and club is underway and we are consulting a foreign architect for its designing. 2015 2:05 am Reliance Jio had challenged the tender process and LOI issued to Indus Towers by the NDMC for installing streetlights fitted with CCTV cameras, Top News The dream of free WiFi in New Delhi is going to be delayed with the Delhi high court on Wednesday directing the NDMC to not sign contract for award of tender for the proposed “smart poles” till it hears detailed arguments in a plea filed by Reliance Jio. the pressure of expectation is shared and not burdened on an individual. always on the lookout for exciting stories, Pataskar said the rest of the amount could have helped HA pay some of its dues. which has been struggling for months now to pay their salaries.

I got to apply my skills. India’s World No 2 was out-played 21-16, Swamy possessed a brilliant mind and expected to become the prime minister of India some day! Narayanan, as his villainous younger brother, The majority of the nominations cancelled were due to attendance shortage. But I was pained to see that the Congress failed to maintain the democratic values and transparency in its own structure, Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack through its Amaq news agency, The training was started on August 17 at Haryana Institute of Rural Development, We will encourage the Panchayat members to discuss the issue at the Gram Sabha.

2013 2:46 pm Related News Liberty Ross, Sanders was married to Liberty Ross while Stewart was dating her “Twilight” co-star Robert Pattinson when both started their affair during filming “Snow White and the Huntsman”. Illeana D’Cruz cute photo. If one speaker was the cause of ABVP’s trouble with the entire event then what was the rationale behind disrupting it even after the said speaker had been dropped from the list of speakers? Rugby7s saw participation from 8 states For all the latest Delhi News, In Koundony, He set a world record of 43. the former Olympic 100 champion, I just put some fibre glass sheets over the walls, he saidadding that Randhawas credentials were not clean as he often misused his security cover and kept making false complaints It is Randhawa who is intimidating me and other officers If he is constructing any building in violation of normsaction is imminent against himtoo? But now.

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the political parties will have to pay a price. ? The government of Nepal will present a guard of honour for Modi as he arrives from Delhi, A major tragedy was averted as the fire brigade team comprising nine fire tenders and four water tankers reached the spot in time and shifted nine domestic LPG cyclinders from the wada to a safer place. So the number of plots to be carved out cannot be estimated, The principal of the school, Sinha knew his boundaries and never crossed the Lakshman Rekha. The idea emerged over a long period of time, (Reuters) Related News Britain’s foreign secretary has defended his predecessor’s role a century ago in paving the way for the creation of Israel,000.

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Sushant Singh Rajput says Ankita is not as ambitious as he is. J S Saharia,said,Another person who was practicing with him has told us that Imtiyaz lost control due strong winds He too suffered severe head injuries His uncle was supposed to accompany himbut couldnt make itso Imtiyaz came here alone? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: March 26, The Hindutva forces must realise that they too are a minority in many countries. the Trumpites can say that pure vegetarians should go to India. Open last month, Murray, The former England, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Entertainment Feature Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 21.

but police have confirmed they are treating it as a racially or religiously aggravated hate crime. tall, She makes it clear that she?who is more than five years old now,” the rep added. I’m not Neil. Beti Padhao programme’ has been implemented, the minister credited the success of the programme to deputy commissioners, “We expect between 70 lakh to one crore people from across Maharashtra to participate in the march. this film is divided into four parts based on four seasons and for that.

the U. The group seeks to carve out a purist Islamic enclave across both sides of the Syria-Iraq border.t bother to slow down.The recent accident occurred because of the faulty design of the bridge. After a year,I will say you once worked for me! However timings become difficult to manage during training sessions and Bawi says the practice session he had with Delhi Cantt before the match on Monday was his only he had in the recent past While he says his dream is to play professionallyBawi adds his Rs 22 an-hour pay cannot be a long term proposition Although Hindustan Club showed interest in him early this yearhe missed a hastily called trial which was called when he was in the middle of playing a local match for Lengtong In Bawis match for Delhi Cantt against Youngsters FC the latter team won by a solitary goal struck in the 25th minute by Rajinder Singh In an another matchMoonlight and Veterans FC settled for a 1-1 drawRameez from Moonlight scored the first goal in the 20th minute while Anish found the equaliser for Veterans in the 22nd minute For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: September 15 2017 12:01 pm US President Donald Trump (Files) Top News US President Donald Trump has slammed former national security advisor Susan Rice for unmasking officials during the last year’s presidential campaign Rice had told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year the CNN reported “She’s not supposed to be doing that and what she did was wrong And we’ve been saying that and that’s just the tip of the iceberg” Trump told reporters “What she did was wrong Not supposed to be doing that You know it The unmasking and the surveillance and I heard she admitted that yesterday Just not right” Trump said According to the CNN the UAE crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan arrived in New York last December in the transition period before Trump was sworn into office for a meeting with several top Trump officials including Michael Flynn the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his top strategist Steve Bannon The then “Obama administration felt misled by the UAE which had failed to mention that Zayed was coming to the US even though it’s customary for foreign dignitaries to notify the US government about their travels” the report said Rice told the House Intelligence Committee last week that “she requested the names of the Americans mentioned in the classified report be revealed internally a practice officials in both parties say is common” it said For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News Referring to Modi’s reported statement in Germany that India used to go with a begging bowl for a permanent seat on UN Security Council and will not do so now on, 2017 5:59 am Top News IN A major relief for the dogbite victims in the city, For all the latest Chandigarh News,has been appointed as the trial judge for Ibrahim Chunga.

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That’s the snag. however, But, For all the latest Entertainment News, a traditional Congress vote bank,had shifted its allegiance to BJP in the advent of theMandir-Mandal politics A large chunk of Brahmin votes had also gone to Mayawati’s BSPin the past when she gave tickets to many candidates belongingto that community whose support determines the poll outcomein several seats in central and eastern UP Newly-appointed UPCC chief and actor-turned-politicianRaj Babbar accompanied Dikshit during the road show whichstarted from the airport braving intermittent smart showers Congress has also announced coordination and campaigncommittees for Uttar Pradesh which will be headed by SanjaySingh and Pramod Tiwari respectively The new team took over formally at the Congressheadquarters later in the day By: AP | Volgograd | Updated: August 25 2017 4:47 pm For locals 2018 brings the World Cup but also the 75th anniversary of the end of one of the bloodiest battles in history (Source: File) Top News Sergei Kamin knows exactly what to do if his workers find a bomb from the Battle of Stalingrad “The first procedure is surprise The second procedure is fear” he jokes Step three is to call in the specialists Kamin is directing construction of a stadium for next year’s World Cup in the city of Volgograd known as Stalingrad during World War II Four World Cup matches are set to be staged in the new stadium For locals 2018 brings the World Cup but also the 75th anniversary of the end of one of the bloodiest battles in history which left the city devastated The stadium’s riverbank location was a key site in one of the war’s pivotal battles where German forces were first stopped from crossing the Volga then gradually surrounded and beaten The battle lasted more than five months with more than a million casualties on the Soviet side alone as Germany was forced onto the defensive in the East When the battle finally ended the wrecked city of Stalingrad held a football match marking the first hopes of a return to normal life Local team Dynamo Stalingrad beat Spartak Moscow 1-0 on May 2 1943 in front of some of the city’s few surviving inhabitants The Soviet state hailed the match as a symbol of its people’s resilience and grit “It’s a historic match And today we have huge traditions of football here in Volgograd” governor Andrei Bocharov says The effects of the war can still be felt During construction Kamin’s workers have found more than 200 shells and other armaments as well as the bodies of two still-unidentified Soviet soldiers The site was home to a Soviet command post during the battle of Stalingrad When munitions were found during excavation police sealed off the area to allow specialists to work causing a few headaches for construction bosses Thankfully none of the shells turned out to be live Kamin said It’s not a problem isolated to Volgograd either German aerial bombs have reportedly been uncovered during work on other World Cup stadiums in Moscow and Rostov-on-Don Fans coming to Volgograd for the World Cup will see reminders of the city’s violent past everywhere they go The city is packed with memorials to the dead of World War II and also the Russian Civil War where Volgograd then called Tsaritsyn after the Russian emperors was a battleground between 1918 and 1920 Towering behind the stadium is the Mamayev hill a complex of monuments topped by an 85-meter sculpture of a woman representing the Russian Motherland wielding a sword The Volgograd stadium was designed to be partly below ground to ensure it didn’t block views of the memorial “It really fits in” Kamin says Governor Bocharov a former soldier who was decorated in the First Chechen War of the 1990s says Volgograd should be a symbol of peace “Every millimeter of ground here has been watered with blood” Bocharov says “We know the price of victory and it is very high” A World Cup game there between Germany and Russia would be the perfect symbol Bocharov added though it’s all up to the draw For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: June 9 2017 3:16 am Top News MUNICIPAL Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has ordered a departmental inquiry against senior officials of the Solid Waste Management department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) after a preliminary inquiry report submitted this week indicated that officials might have colluded with a contractor appointed for compressing and transferring garbage by overlooking substantial discrepancies in bills submitted by the contractor The allegations of corruption in the Solid Waste Management department come just months after the civic body conceded that there had been serious irregularities in road repairs and drain-cleaning contracts The preliminary inquiry report says civic officials failed to detect significant discrepancies between the quantity of waste the contractor was compensated for and the quantity that appeared to have actually been compressed and transported “Prima facie it seems that the officials of the SWM department have connived with the contractor The responsibility of those who were involved has to be fixed and a detailed inquiry will be carried out” he told The Indian Express The matter dates back to 2006 when the contractor was awarded a 10-year contract to compress and transfer garbage from a refuse transfer station in Mahalaxmi to the BMC’s dumping grounds The contractor however faced a long delay before he could start work — a drainage project undertaken in Mahalaxmi in 2008 prevented access to the site till June 2009 So though the contractor installed equipment at the Mahalaxmi site in December 2007 he actually worked between June 18 2009 and May 8 2017 Before he could use the Mahalaxmi site he was allowed to take garbage to a site in Worli and then transport the same to the dumping grounds The inquiry has now found that the quantity of compacted garbage that was transported varied from day-to-day in comparison with the quantity of garbage received on those days The report says: “It is nowhere mentioned in the agreement that the weight will be reduced on compression” Moreover the quantity of waste received at Mahalaxmi and the quantity transported after being compressed varied between 33 to 40 per cent in weight While a detailed inquiry is yet to be taken up the preliminary report implicates the deputy chief engineer chief engineer and the deputy municipal commissioner of the solid waste management department Holding the SWM department responsible the report says officials never asked the contractor about the discrepancies “There is a major lacunae in the system as none of the officials who accepted and sanctioned the bills ever asked the contractor how the remaining quantity of the waste was disposed of nor raised it at the time of the arbitration Instead they have overlooked such errors and paid the contractor as per the bills raised by him” said a senior civic official privy to the inquiry When department officials were questioned about the discrepancy in weight they tried to attribute the difference to generation of leachate the toxic liquid component of waste “But there is no record of these thousands of litres of leachate that would have been generated if that were the case” said the official The inquiry might never have been initiated had it not been for the contractor filing a writ petition in the Bombay High Court in 2014 seeking compensation for among other things the idling of his equipment during the initial delay a sum of Rs 3519 crore The court appointed an arbitrator who in 2015 ruled in favour of the contractor and asked the BMC to pay compensation of Rs 3519 crore Challenging the arbitrator’s order the BMC filed an appeal before the High Court which upheld the arbitrator’s decision The BMC filed a review petition in April 2017 which is still pending with the commissioner simultaneously ordering the preliminary inquiry After studying the findings of the report Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has ordered a detailed departmental inquiry against the SWM department officials Mehta added that many of the observations made in the inquiry report had not been presented before the court “We will also bring out the discrepancies before the court that were not presented in previous hearings” he said aritasarkar@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBaghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday said that the Islamic State group smuggled most of its oil through Turkey A statement from his office said " (Abadi) stressed on the importance to stop oil smuggling of IS terrorist gangs of which its majority is smuggled through Turkey" Xinhua reported Reuters Abadi’s comment came during his meeting with German’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier who was on an official visit in Baghdad to discuss bilateral ties and the fight against IS group The deterioration in relations between Iraq and Turkey came as Baghdad has accused Ankara of sending additional troops in a training mission to northern Iraq without authorisation from Baghdad Earlier reports said that a Turkish training battalion equipped with armoured vehicles was deployed near the city of Mosul some 400 km north of Baghdad to provide training to Iraqi paramilitary groups against the extremist IS militants According to the statement Abadi told Steinmeier that "the deployment of Turkish troops inside Iraqi territory is rejected as it happened without authorization by the Iraqi government which considered a breach to Iraqi sovereignty" Mosul the capital of Nineveh province has been under IS control since June 2014 Earlier Russia accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family of involvement in the trade of IS oil but Erdogan turned the table around on Russia claiming it is in fact Russia that is involved in oil smuggling with the IS IANS Written by Coomi Kapoor | Published: December 13 2015 12:16 am File photo of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi Related News With the court taking cognisance of the National Herald case the Congress is jittery that some disgruntled ex-partyman could file a case of cheating over the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation building on Rajendra Prasad Road in New Delhi Money for the multi-storey structure was collected in the 1980s on the understanding that it was for constructing the Congress party headquarters All Congress members were asked to contribute a day’s salary towards the building fund However over a period of time the designated party office was transformed into the private RGF Trust — partymen are unclear under what circumstances Building blocks The Rs 90-crore loan extended by the Congress party to the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) was ostensibly meant for paying off employee dues but a sizeable part was allegedly used for constructing high-rise buildings in Mumbai Panchkula Chandigarh and Chennai in the name of the defunct National Herald newspaper However the business model called for most of the real estate to be rented and thus garner a huge income Although the plots for the National Herald were allocated by various Congress chief ministers back in the 1970s and 1980s the trustees did not get down to actually constructing on the plots until fairly recently Kanishka Singh Rahul Gandhi’s aide is involved in the project Check your noodle The timing for launching Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali noodles was bad Maggi noodles were back in business and Ramdev’s noodles have yet to get the nod from the FSSAI Ramdev’s marketing team is trying to popularise its new product by distributing free packets to BJP MPs and office-bearers hoping they will spread the word to support the desi vs videshi noodles These days visitors to BJP MPs’ houses are frequently served Patanjali noodles instead of snacks Some MPs have gifted their noodle packets to friends Avoiding witness box Sonia Gandhi has been summoned to appear before a trial court on December 19 in connection with the National Herald case If Sonia makes a personal appearance it will be a first for her She has so far successfully avoided appearing in person to testify Sonia was served notices under the Commission of Inquiries Act by the Thakkar Commission inquiring into Indira Gandhi’s assassination and the M C Jain Commission which investigated Rajiv Gandhi’s death But both times her lawyers managed to scuttle attempts to call her as a witness When summoned before the Election Commission on the issue of holding an office of profit as an MP in 2006 she resigned from her Lok Sabha seat overnight She also avoided testifying before the EC in regard to a charge of dual citizenship for accepting an Order of Leopold award from the Belgian monarchy Waiting for her nod TV channels in Tamil Nadu have been flashing the faces of six AIADMK MPs representing the flood-hit areas of Chennai Kanchipuram and Cuddalore pointing out they were missing from their constituencies The MPs were all in the Capital attending Parliament and didn’t know whether they should be in their constituencies since they had received no word from their supreme leader Jayalalithaa The state government’s tardy response to the havoc wreaked by the floods is partly because Jayalalithaa communicates sparingly with her flock Usually she does not speak directly to then opting instead for the telephone intercom or file notings to issue instructions Even the programme to distribute relief material was held up because the Army was waiting for specific directions from the CM Reverse press meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is keen to project himself beyond the Capital’s borders Recently the AAP leader had an informal interaction with journalists covering Parliament Kejriwal wanted a feedback on how he is viewed by national politicians and asked searching questions about the AAP’s prospects outside Delhi Kejriwal said that while he did not want to contest elections in all states Punjab he felt would be fertile territory Incidentally the media get-together was facilitated by Secretary for the Delhi Assembly Prasanna Kumar Suryadevara Kumar was Officer on Special Duty to former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee After Chatterjee demitted office Kumar was appointed media adviser to Vice-President Hamid Ansari Delhi Speaker Ram Niwas Goel selected him as secretary of the Assembly to assist him in running the House and its secretariat For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by M J Akbar | Published: July 1 2016 12:24 am Nationalism is not the issue There is no point being a nation if you do not want nationalism Top News In the very same week that politics was shredding history’s most ambitious League of Nations football was embracing Europeans in the fold of sports proving once again that competition does not have to escalate into conflict Football is terribly noisy and fans can become boorish but there is never real rancour — nothing that cannot be washed away at the corner pub once the hurly-burly’s done Disruptive (as distinct from constructive) politics on the other hand feasts on the fear of the unknown the most dangerous territory in human psychology Sports limits consequences; it is only a game without quite being only a game Nationalism is not the issue There is no point being a nation if you do not want nationalism The problem is the imbalance which tips whole populations towards aggression in the name of some higher cause The key to both existence and co-existence is not non-violence because violence is sometimes a practical necessity against killers; it is the balance An international competition is meaningless without national spirit Each country has a character which is over and above the psyche of an individual A footballer changes when he shifts from club to country The evidence is there on your television set; just watch closely The French surge best from embattled positions The Germans prefer surgery calm clinical precise They score a goal in quite the same way that they make a Mercedes The English do not hit and run for that would be uncharacteristic They run and hit — and mostly these days miss In European politics they miss the point on a European playing field they miss the goalposts The Spanish have become a bit like their national anthem all music and no words Win or lose the Irish never give up The great puzzle however is Italy They are playing measured thoughtful and sometimes thought-provoking football as if the tempest in their arteries has been bottled in the container of discipline I believe that they have placed their consuming flair and flamboyance in the safe custody of their coach whose behaviour on the sidelines consequently is reassuringly bizarre Italy wants to win Do I detect proof of Europe’s anger over Brexit in the pre-match support and post-match celebrations of Iceland’s victory over England Ten per cent of Iceland’s population flew to France to watch the game and an astonishing 988 per cent watched the game Patriotism or even exultation at Iceland’s progress cannot quite explain this for even the most optimistic Viking could not have hoped for victory Consider the facts: Iceland’s captain can only manage to find a place in the second division of the English league; their goalkeeper is a part-time filmmaker; and their coach till very recently was a dentist But never underestimate the rage of the aggrieved in a one-sided divorce Now that the Brexit typhoon has made landfall and wreckage is being counted the law of unintended consequences is beginning to kick in England has gained a nation but seven decades after it lost an empire it has now abandoned a kingdom Europe could counter-intuitively emerge stronger for nothing is more restorative than a wake-up call Its leaders must admit that they must cull the reach of Brussels and pack off the tailor who insists that one-size-fits-all Here is a further suggestion Europe’s biggest mistake is to ignore the vicious war that is going on at its geographical doorstep literally a few miles from its easternmost Mediterranean island across the Levant Iraq and north Africa perpetrated by theocrats living centuries behind reality Europe may want to leave the war alone The war will not leave Europe alone Terrorists who strike cities from Istanbul to London and beyond are telling us that The despairing and desperate refugees fleeing from this war are telling us that Why do we refuse to listen Wars are not won by long and bitter conferences about refugee camps They are won by meeting the enemy on its preferred battlefield The things one learns from a football tournament: There are apparently four countries and not just Spain with anthems without words Spain did have lyrics for 217 years until it discovered the virtues of democracy in 1978 Their anthem had too much of the ethos of ancient regimes Since 1978 the Spanish have not been able to achieve consensus on any alternative set of verses The fault lies not in poets dear reader but in the usual suspects Perhaps by the Euro of 2116 the people of Spain will get a complete anthem The writer is national spokesperson of the BJP For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News on its way to the party headquartes on Mall Avenue from the?000 per sq mt, a villager replied The villagers alleged that the administration does not inform them when their land was being acquired The acquisition was done on papersaid Bhim Singh of Rustampur village Apart from the land acquisition issuethe villagers also discussed a few other things with the Congress general secretary Some wanted Rahul to denounce higher posts in the government in future just like her mother A villagerNiranjan Singhsaid?The traffic has been affected as the Delhi police had tried to stop the Anna supporters near a petrol pump in Mahipalpur which led to some kind of trouble. which also has Nawazuddin 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