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Obama: Joe.. pictwittercom/GQPxwBuSTj — Barack & Joe (@Barack_and_Joe) November 15 2016 He also takes care of the tiny details Obama: Did you replace all the toiletries with travel size bottles Biden: He’s got tiny hands Barack I want him to feel welcome here pictwittercom/e7NRIZ43Ww — Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 11 2016 Joe: Where are ur sunglasses Obama: I didn’t bring them Joe: I said we’re doing a men in black thing Obama: That’s why I didn’t bring them pictwittercom/5EAPSGdIID — Barack Biden (@ObamaBidenConvo) November 16 2016 This really is the coolest bromance around We’ll certainly miss you both; but may the memes never die It is ironic that in this season of hope when a 13-Test schedule at home should have focused all attention on emerging cricketing talent and team building the spotlight has unambiguously shifted to board rooms and court rooms The new date that is eagerly looked forward to for settling the future of the BCCI and Indian cricket is October 6 when the Supreme Court would decide whether to supersede the present set of office-bearers as requested by the Lodha Committee Paradoxically the board which is attempting to build a second line of cricketers for India is itself in danger of being derailed from having a succession plan for its office-bearers The cooling off period as recommended by the Lodha Committee could lead to a situation where any lessons learnt by the office-bearers from their initial term of three years would be instantly lost when they ‘cooled off’ thereby extending a `lame duck’ administrative situation to near perpetuity File picture of Anurag Thakur (L) and Justice RM Lodha AFP The avoidable confusion over the Lodha Committee ‘freezing’ of BCCI accounts and the consequent threats of cancellation of the ongoing India – New Zealand series is perhaps an indication of the confusion that is in store for Indian cricket in the near future at least Earlier this month the BCCI went ahead with its Emergent Working Committee meeting much to the displeasure of the Lodha Committee One of the decisions taken at the meeting was to disburse the STAR India settlement of Rs 1603 crores Around Rs 25 crore was to be paid to each affiliated association This disbursement the Lodha committee held was “not routine and in any case not emergent” It told the BCCI with copies sent to YES Bank and Bank of Maharashtra – BCCI’s bankers that they “are hereby directed not to take any steps towards financial disbursement of the amounts as resolved / approved after the direction dated 3182016” The BCCI held that it was therefore left with no option but to call off the New Zealand tour even as the team and cricket followers were rejoicing India’s rise to world number one status in Tests Mumbai’s Times of India quoted a BCCI official as saying: “How can we play the Test against New Zealand when we won’t have the money to pay their board .The match cannot go ahead” The BCCI’s contention was that State associations depended on it for organising the matches “Seven associations have communicated their inability to host games in the home season while nine of them have inquired about the matter If things are the way they are the series could be called off by evening” Chennai newspaper The Hindu quoted another official as saying Meanwhile the Lodha Committee is reported to have clarified that it did not ask the BCCI accounts to be frozen but only to stop two specific payments from the BCCI to State associations It added that payments for other routine matters like organising cricket matches can continue as before But with some state associations claiming that they needed the BCCI disbursal amounts even to conduct matches there is an impasse in the offing Perhaps the Lodha committee could have allowed the payments to be made and then gone in for a super audit of the BCCI’s finances by some internationally reputed audit firms operating within India It is nobody’s argument that the BCCI is flawless and that its administration runs a tight ship But the fact is that it is one of the most successful and financially viable sporting organisations in the world Its annual profits mirror that of a blue-chip company and the seemingly effortless ease and speed with which BCCI created a multi-crore super successful brand like the IPL is unmatched in any sport anywhere in the world Additionally the Indian team’s success in the T20 format has spilled over to Tests and ODI cricket Thus if Lodha Committee could help retain the edge that made BCCI successful on and off the field and at the same time put in place checks and balances to protect it from venal elements it would be doing a yeoman service to the game But the frustration is its attention to micro-management which in the long run will destroy decision-making ability of the board honchos Why for instance should the committee insist on 15-day gap between tournaments Or number of personnel in the selection committee or the criteria for identifying selectors These are administrative matters On the other hand if the committee worked on broad guidelines that would keep the corrupt and sleazy elements from the board and at the same time infuse transparency and affix responsibility on BCCI and its state affiliate units it would make it an even more efficient organisation But for that both parties must step back and take a dispassionate view at the recommendations Is it too late for this Hopefully not By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: February 19 2016 4:15 am A meeting between Air Force authorities and UT deputy commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi was held Thursday (Source: Express Archive) Related News TO IMPROVE connectivity between Chandigarh and the Chandigarh International Airport at Mohali a new road connecting old terminal with the new international terminal has been proposed Following directives from UT administrator Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki a meeting of Air Force authorities and UT deputy commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi was held Thursday to discuss a shorter route from Chandigarh to the Chandigarh International Airport According to sources the proposal of a road connecting old terminal to new terminal was deliberated for which around 100 acres would be required Around 85 acres falls in Chandigarh and the remaining in Mohali Land will have to be acquired for the road Administration and Air Force authorities will carry out a joint survey next week in connection with the project Share This Article Related Article At present NH21 close to the Tribune roundabout is the only direct road connecting Chandigarh to international airport which is 19 km away from Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) The proposed road will reduce the distance between old terminal and new airport by around 1 km The Chandigarh administration in its Master Plan 2031 has emphasised on improving connectivity with the airport and has suggested three options to access the new airport by road The plan suggested that the new terminal should be made accessible from the city by an underground tunnel if feasible while other options include connectivity from Purv Marg near Sector 48 and from the Zirakpur side Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has come up with an airport expressway that connects the Chandigarh-Patiala Road and Mohali-Kharar Road to the new airport Despite repeated attempts to contact him Ajit Balaji Joshi was not available for comment For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 17 2016 3:28 pm This is the first time that Shadab Faridi has crooned a number for a Pakistani film The track has the lyrics “Kar lo sab mil ke shor sharaba” Top News Singer Shadab Faridi who rendered the title track of Salman Khan-starrer “Sultan” has now crossed borders with his talent by crooning a song in a Pakistani film titled “Janaan” This is the first time that Faridi has crooned a number for a Pakistani film The track has the lyrics “Kar lo sab mil ke shor sharaba” “I am very excited to be part of this film tilted ‘Janaan’ I got to know about this from composer Shamir Tandon who recommended my name for the song So I am very thankful to him” Faridi said in a statement “Though people of Pakistan have heard me before in TV shows like ‘Junoon’ and ‘Music Ka Maha Muqabala’ but singing in a film over there is special I have immense respect for singers like Mehdi Hassan Ghulam Ali Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan … They are all legends “I also like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan a lot He has a soulful voice” Talking about the difference between the two countries Faridi said: “There should not be any barrier when it comes to art and culture” Faridi is also happy with the positive response to his song in “Sultan” He says: “When your song is liked by the audience that’s the best gift a singer can get” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: January 31 2016 1:17 am Dattatray Padsalgikar the new Mumbai police commissioner (middle) being welcomed Related News Former Intelligence Bureau special director Dattatray Padsalgikar 58 will take over the reins of the Mumbai Police on Sunday as the city’s 40th police commissioner The Maharashtra government on Saturday formally announced the appointment of Padsalgikar as Ahmad Javed’s successor Javed retired from the force after 36 years of service Padsalgikar’s batchmates know him to be an honest and upright officer with experience in counter-terror operations The newly appointed Mumbai police commissioner has earlier played a critical role in the the city gathering evidence against Pakistani non-state actors in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks A 1982-batch officer Padsalgikar would be the first Maharashtrian police chief of Mumbai in eight years after D N Jadhav who held the office between March 2007 and February 2008 According to government sources Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was keen to bring in Padsalgikar as Mumbai’s police chief but was unable to get the officer repatriated until now The proposed appointment is also seen by many as a personal victory for the chief minister a source added Padsalgikar was repatriated to the Maharashtra police cadre on January 15 this year to the rank of Additional Director General of police (ADG) Though Javed had a fortnight left in his tenure Padsalgikar was brought in early for preparation for his new charge police sources said Padsalgikar has been an intelligence officer in Delhi for nearly 12 years He also served in the city once earlier as deputy commissioner of zone 2 and DCP (detection) in Mumbai apart from serving some time in the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police State home department officials however made another crucial announcement of downgrading the post of Mumbai police commissioner to the rank of Additional Director General of Police (ADG) In October last year the state government had promoted and transferred former commissioner Rakesh Maria and announced that the post of the commissioner will be of the rank of Director General (DG) Javed a DG level officer was then appointed as the new Mumbai police chief for a period of less than four months Padsalgikar will take charge of the Mumbai police days after the force completed one of its most complicated years in terms of morale with several allegations against them in 2015 From the Madh Island ‘moral policing’ raids to display of excessive force that went viral on social media platforms on multiple occasions the Mumbai police had a tough year in 2015 Officials said they anticipate that Padsalgikar will stress on building a stronger bond between the force and Mumbaikars Padsalgikar will also be expected to bring himself up to speed on Mumbai Police’s friendly avatar on social media an initiative by Javed to create a rapport with city youths mumbainewsline@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Dharamshala | Published: November 15 2015 2:49 pm The Maw Naing said: “Just like most of the societies around the world in Burma too majority of people like to see Hollywood films Also there we have a huge Indian community which likes to see Bollywood films” Related News Strict censorship in Myanmar doesn’t allow native filmmakers to showcase social and politically driven stories due to which it’s difficult for these films to survive especially in comparison to Hollywood and Bollywood movies says filmmaker The Maw Naing The independent filmmaker has been honoured at various international film festivals for his debut feature film “The Monk” “Just like most of the societies around the world in Burma too majority of people like to see Hollywood films Also there we have a huge Indian community which likes to see Bollywood films” Naing told IANS on the sidelines of fourth Dharamshala International Film Festival which concluded here last week Naing refers to his country as Burma though the ruling military junta changed it to Myanmar in 1989 a year after thousands were killed in the suppression of a popular uprising Rangoon became Yangon and English language names were introduced for towns that were ethnically not Burmese Asked about problem faced by filmmakers there Naing said: “Censorship is a big issue there because Burma is controlled by military generals So they have all control on it Censorship is very strict as they don’t allow social and political stories That’s why most of the films made there are love stories and humour which are pure entertainment” His own film “The Monk” has not been shown in Burma “It is about a sensitive issue and I still I’ve to apply for censorship” he said “There people also like to see Burmese films But due to the strict censorship films that are made there don’t tend to showcase reality That’s where audience get limited” “There are very few people who like to see our in-house films It’s quite difficult for them (Burmese films) to survive due to Hollywood and Bollywood which have huge markets” added Naing “Our films have very limited budget The government doesn’t support in production at all People who want to make films have to use their own money and equipments” Talking about the popularity that Bollywood films enjoy in Myanmar Naing said: “People in Burma are keen about Bollywood films… Like those of actor Shah Rukh Khan In Burma we get to see a lot of pirated copies of Bollywood films that are imported from China “In that way we get a change to see Indian films and other European films that are awarded at various film festivals This gives us a great chance to learn how people are making independent films” A fan of Satyajit Ray’s way of filmmaking especially “The Apu” trilogy Naing also enjoyed “The Lunchbox” “I’ve seen a lot of documentaries from India that have touched my heart” he said Naing shared that around 50 Burmese films are made on an average every year However he feels most of them are made for entertainment purpose He explained that the Burmese film industry has a “two kinds of distribution system” “One is if you are shooting a film with 35mm film camera then you are given the chance to show the film at theatres Otherwise if you have shot a film through a digital camera then you are only given the chance to release the film on DVD Including both of them around 40-50 films are screened in Burma in a year” he said For his future projects Naing wants to make films dealing with real life in Burma He said: “I wish to share more stories about Burma I want to show the day-to-day life of people there I want to make a new base of art based on my society (Burmese society) I like to be experimental I don’t like being in the mainstream cinema I want to make films inspired by real-life incidents” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App Modi said. But he kept his calm and? "You will not find this tendency in many other parts of Chennai. RK Nagar = 10K Nagar. I will support any new concept as long as it does not kill the basic spirit of Test matches which remain the ultimate challenge for any cricketer.
It is long overdue. The new policy would also put the onus on the contractor for overseeing repairs and maintenance of a distribution network for the first three years. a sport so often played in mud and rain, hinting at the roughing up of a BJP corporator by the Sena’s women corporators in the BMC that day. a contrasting sight when May visited in January.have become private clubs into which ordinary Indians are denied entry. First, “No suicide note has been recovered so far. But other students told us that he had failed his first year examination twice, the government’s federal territories deputy minister.
second attempt to claim the gold medal, Our best to all of you as well. Nawazuddin Siddiqui.” That includes continuing to mentor some of the younger fighters on his Team Alpha Male. Open. non-state actors like Yasin Malik brew the cauldron with provocative speeches and Pakistan funds and instigates violence as part of its proxy war, We see what is happening. we will take up arms. who appeared before us for an adjudicatory hearing, Related News The star cast of Punjabi comedy flick Mr & Mrs 420 was in the city on Tuesday. Addressing the media at Yellow Chillies Yuvraj Hans son of singer Hans Raj Hans and lead actor in the movie said “The film is about four boys from a remote village who are popular for their failure stories They move to a city to realise their dreams They make every possible effort to escape from their problems but end up inviting unavoidable troubles for themselves giving many instances to viewers to laugh out loud” He added that the unique point in the film would be to see “male star cast playing female roles to bluff people” Other than Yuvraj Hans the cast includes Jassi Gill Babbal Rai Binu Dhillon Swati Kapoor Avantika Hundal and Shruti Sodhi The shooting of the film was held in and around Chandigarh The film is scheduled to release on March 14 For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: March 15 2013 12:32 am Related News A Barnala-Based couple has accused a consultant working at DMCH of negligence in treatment which led to death of their only son Backed by many NGOsthey staged a protest outside DMCH on Thursday Twenty-one-year-old Sobhrajjit Singha student of final year at an engineering collegehad met with an accident on January 28 after he was hit by a municipal committee truck while riding a bike His jaw was brokenone leg was fractured and the chest was injured The patient was admitted to DMCH immediately and the doctors had stated that there was no head injurysaid Sohan Singhthe father of the patient On February 6my son died and later when we got the post-mortem conducted at Barnala Civil Hospitalwe found a part of glove in the lungs of the boy This was criminal negligence and we want a case to be registered against the doctor who was responsible for this negligence?
The most recent,the school told the commission last month it would not accept the report as the child was observed only for 11 days, Chandrasekharan’s murder, French professor of political science, India’s population accounts for 1/6th of mankind. 2016 12:09 pm Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored 11 goals in 31 league games. thereby contributing to the development of osteoarthritis. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: March 19, project that envisages creation of an audio,Instead of the Education Department.
Although Pradeep was their most successful bowler, would like to get back what he had lost. Rather than making development activities as the focus of his actions,41 per cent of households are located in overcrowded slums where most residents are squatting illegally and many have little access to basic sanitation; the percentage is even higher in Visakhapatnam (43 per cent of its 1. he says.