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the Hiranandani Group, if owners of NDZ lands construct affordable homes and social amenities on 33 per cent of built-up space and give it to BMC free of cost, who made her debut in 2014 with director Hansal Mehta’s critically acclaimed film “CityLights” opposite actor Rajkummar Rao, "I felt a little more confident on the track, Getty "I have been repeatedly saying that these machines are being tampered with at a very large scale.4dB, Alagh has said: “The future of agriculture is not in the stars, Sharmin Akhter 35; Mansi Joshi 3/25).India women: 158 for one in 333 overs (Mona Meshram 78not out; Mithali Raj 73 not out; Khadija Tul Kubra 1/37) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: October 2 2016 2:17 am Confederation of Indian Industry Top News TAKING forward the cause of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched a social-awareness campaign on maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in the city by bringing about a behavioural change among Mumbaikars on Saturday The project has been taken up in partnership with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and the state government Termed as the “Phenk Mat Mumbai” the year-long campaign will involve educating the youth and train them to create awareness in the society about implementing clean habits Students from city schools from classes VII and IX junior colleges and degree colleges will take part in the campaign as the brand ambassadors Speaking at the launch event Arun Nanda Chairman of the CII WR Taskforce on Swachh Bharat said “I believe that children are key influencers of society and we have thus picked them to be our brand ambassadors in the campaign” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAt least twice during the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against England India found themselves staring down the barrel with their hands tied behind In Bangalore there was no scope for complacency after setting 202 – a par score at the venue which gave their bowlers just enough runs to play with Asked to bat first India did well to not commit the cardinal sin of aiming too high and consequently falling down a bottomless abyss Instead they made every move with surgical precision ensuring that they weren’t knocked out of the contest even before England came out to bat on a ground notoriously favourable to teams chasing India celebrates series win over England at Bangalore AP Half way into England’s reply however the target may have felt slightly inadequate when Eoin Morgan and Joe Root were on a rampage and Suresh Raina was taken for 22 in an over which brought the required run-rate plummeting down from over 12 to a manageable 11 runs an over With eight wickets in the shed and the momentum of an aeroplane at take-off behind them England were galloping towards their target Thereafter an ephemeral glance away from the action would have turned the world upside-down Fortunes fluctuated on the field and on betfair as India demonstrated their incorrigible knack to bounce back from seemingly forlorn situations As if falling through a series of trapdoors England crashed abjectly losing all those wickets for just eight runs; the second worst eight-wicket collapse in international cricket Not for the first time this season under Virat Kohli India saw opportunity in adversity maybe even an ally thereby quelling fears that they might not be up to the challenge with their backs against the wall India were thoroughly examined by England through the course of the limited overs leg starting with the first ODI in Pune where an impossible win was wrought from the doldrums In Nagpur Kohli galvanised his troops in defense of a paltry 144 which helped India hang on to the T20I series by a slender thread The fears took root during Virat Kohli’s early days as permanent skipper when India were devouring opponents for breakfast lunch and dinner just as nonchalantly On the platter were served South Africa at home; beaten black and blue without a semblance of a fight albeit on diabolical Bunsen turners Sri Lanka before that hadn’t proved greatly appetising notwithstanding a bad day in Galle A tour of West Indies last year was exactly what it has been for eons; a traditional slaughter for visiting teams Back home again New Zealand were gobbled up like their own staple lager as India rose to number one in the ICC Test rankings India were unstoppable because they were good but also because others were deplorable Though India were winning everything under the sun that dichotomy rendered the sense of infallibility worrying After all premature success stories fading away like distant smoke on the horizon are more than just glorified urban legends Sourav Ganguly considered the orchestrator of the greatest sea change in Indian cricket which saw them not only dominate at home but also consistently compete overseas credited the Eden Gardens Test match against Australia and the Leeds Test against England for the turnaround The sight of him lustily waving his India jersey from the Lord’s balcony is perhaps the most iconic image in Indian cricket history that signposted the fact that India were battle hardened both on and off the field The Champions Trophy heist against South Africa in Colombo 2002 furthered India’s reputation as a side with attributes akin to a phoenix The following years India reached the final of the 2003 World Cup won a Test in Australia after 22 years and usurped Pakistan in Pakistan across formats While it might be impossible to replicate the aforementioned feats Kohli’s team much like Ganguly’s and later MS Dhoni’s is regularly beginning to snatch victories from the clutches of defeat thereby laying the cornerstone for a future we can all be proud of By Lothar Matthaeus Fans of Cristiano Ronaldo just might break out into tears when I predict that of the 24 teams in the European Championship Portugal is in danger of being eliminated in the preliminary round By appearances Portugal have an easy group with such opponents as Iceland Austria and Hungary But all three teams have improved immensely And if Ronaldo were to bow out by the quarter-finals then his reputation would be intact the reputation that he can only win titles with Real Madrid such as most recently in the Champions League Portugal by contrast looks to me to be too weak despite their 18-year-old super-talent Renato Sanchez whom Bayern Munich has just purchased from Benfica Lisbon for 35 million euros My advice to Cristiano Ronaldo: Remain brave Don’t cry Far and wide I don’t see any country that could pull off the kind of suprise that Greece did in winning the 2004 championships in Portugal Germany and Spain are among the favourites for Euro 2016 Reuters In my view such strong footballing nations like Croatia with its often outstanding Luca Modric or like the slightly improved England and maybe Italy will at most make it to the quarterfinals The Italians have embarked on a total revamping with trainer Antonio Conte deciding to do without the 37-year-old genius Andrea Pirlo who is playing far away in New York And striker Mario Balotelli also has been dispensed with At the moment the Italian team doesn’t have a face except of course for their 38-year-old keeper Gianluigi Buffon This brings us to the top favourites and naturally at the very top are World Cup champions Germany and defending European champions Spain German trainer Joachim Loew is again counting on an axis Bayern Munich players Besides Manuel Neuer in goal in the centre-back positions are Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels who has just transferred from Dortmund to Munich Up front the coach is betting on Mario Goetze the man who scored the 2014 World Cup match-winner against Argentina as well as on Thomas Mueller the best World Cup scorer The resignations of captain Philipp Lahm and of striker Miroslav Klose however will be hard to compensate And the fact that the new team captain Bastian Schweinsteiger who was almost always injured at Manchester United is to be slowly brought back into the German team is a good plan but a risky one Spanish trainer Vicente Del Bosque has now definitively dispensed with the services of striker Fernando Torres who eight years ago scored the 1-0 goal to beat Germany in the final Del Bosque is also going without the experienced Diego Costa as well as the younger dangerous goal-getters Isco Alarcon Suarez and Saúl íguez and instead is banking completely on the youngster Alvaro Morato whom Real has loaned out to Juventus Turin and on Real substitute Lucas Vazques Then there is 35-year-old Aritz Aduriz of Bilbao So Del Bosque has put together an interesting mixture With the exception of Xavi he can count almost completely on the solid bloc of Barcelona stars Andres Iniesta Jordi Alba Gerard Piqué and Sergio Busquets Virtually a guarantee of success France naturally counts as a top title contender as the host country Just such names as Paul Pogba of Juventus Olivier Giroud of Arsenal London and Antoine Griezman of Atletico Madrid promise not only fun football-watching but also a lot of goals It is really interesting to see how Griezman has evolved No more of a new hair colour every three days no more of the night-time escapades Griezman could be the top star of this tournament something that I also think possible for Germany’s Toni Kroos with his outstanding passing game Now don’t be surprised that I see yet another country well at the top of the field the Belgians They have this highly explosive mixture of robustness and technical finesse All I need to do is look at Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City Eden Hazard of Chelsea or Yannick Carrasco who scored the 1-1 equaliser for Atletico Madrid against Real in the Champions League final These are just three players out of a really super-strong team If Belgium were to win this tournament it would not come as a surprise By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 4 2016 9:46 am India has never allowed divergence to create disunity as its people always find an underlining unity President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday (May 3) Related News India has never allowed divergence to create disunity as its people always find an underlining unity President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday (May 3) as he lauded filmmakers for making movies which truly reflect Indian character He was speaking at the 63rd National Film Awards ceremonywhere he conferred the Dada Saheb Phalke on veteran actor Manoj Kumar besides presenting other awards “We did never believe in exclusion always in inclusion We did never allow divergence to create disunity We celebrated divergence because always it finds an underlining unity” he said He expressed his gratefulness to Indian cinema and its doyens from past to present who are also contributing to make “Indian films truly reflective of Indian character of unity amidst diversity” He also noted that the Indian film industry though it has had its ups and downs has made progress technologically and also was doing well financially The president said he had learnt that the domestic revenues of the film industry have risen to Rs 138 billion in 2015 up from Rs 126 billion the year before Even the external revenues have grown from Rs 86 billion in 2014 to Rs 96 billion in 2015 The awards ceremony was studded with stars including Best Actress Kangana Ranaut and Best Actor Amitabh Bachchan whom the President referred to as a living legend “I am very happy that this time there are a lot of newcomers who have won awards and what makes it more special is that there are legends living legends like Mr Amitabh Bachchan who have been honoured too” Mukherjee said he sometimes marvels at the varieties of Indian films and added that managing India in itself is a challenge as it is country having 12 billion people who everyday speak 122 languages 1800 dialects follow seven religions and belong to three major ethnic groups Read More It is a huge diversity living as one administrative system under one Constitution and one national flag he said Referring to I&B minister Arun Jaitley he said as the Finance Minister he must be extremely happy as the industry is contributing to the exchequer and helping him in its way in solving the “monumentous problems” that he faces while looking after the economy Earlier in his speech Jaitley said that the National Film Awards were “truly national” as a distinguished jury selects the best films from hundreds of movies in various categories He said India’s diversity different cultures and languages are displayed in this industry which is “multilingual and has come of age” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aditi Raja | Mahisagar | Updated: December 7 2015 5:07 am Wife and children of Rama Vechad Khant They deny any knowledge of him being drunk (Bhupendra Rana) Top News A 100-metre walk through an uneven field mucky in parts due to water leaking from pipe lies a cluster of 10 huts at Marabel village of Kadana taluka in Mahisagar district In veranda of a hut a framed of photograph of Rama Vechad Khant garlanded and a lamp lit alongside is placed on a plastic chair even as mourners gathered outside speak in hushed voices His wife Kali dressed in a red saree — veil covering her face — and traditional silver jewellery sans the vermillion sits beside the chair as her childen Shailesh (16) Kapila (15) and Dharmesh (13) recollect the evening of November 27 when their father returned from an “outing” and complained of “chest pain” Rama was one of the three people who died reportedly after he consumed spurious liquor said to be distributed by local politicians during the recently concluded local body elections in this tribal-dominated district Locals say over 50 people from several villages in Santrampur and Kadana talukas were taken ill just days ahead of the taluka panchayat polls on November 29 Though police suspect as many as six people died due to consumption of spurious liquor allegedly distributed BJP and Congress workers most villagers deny any knowledge of hooch intake or political link Shailesh who helped his father Rama as a farm labourer earning a meagre Rs 20 a day says “That day he said he had to go out He returned in the evening and said he was not well Immediately he began to vomi and we had to rush him to a hospital in Santrampur (about 20km) He died within a few hours” Shailesh and Kali say they have no idea if Rama consumed illicit liquor allegedly distributed by BJP’s taluka candidate Harish Khant The villagers allege police allowed an autopsy on Rama’s body without their consent “In our tradition we do not perform autopsy but the hospital did it on its own without asking us We do not know why the report says that Rama drank alcohol Nobody came here to distribute any alcohol and we do not know if Rama went to a party with someone” says Dhola a village elder and Rama’s neighbour On the night of November 27 Arjan Natha Patadia 50 a resident of Shial village around 4 km from Marabel who lived in a mudhouse with his son Shailesh and nephews complained of severe chest pain and nausea He was rushed to the Santrampur hospital where he died within hours Like Rama Arjan’s autopsy conducted was at the instruction of police confirmed that he had died due to consumption of spurious alcohol Arjan who worked as a wireman with the Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) had died within hours of Rama’s death Shial villagers say they were “lucky” to have escaped death that evening when most consumed the cheap liquor distributed in 200 ml plastic pouches by workers of political parties However Shailesh (30) claims his father was a “teetotaler” “Why are you interested in my father’s death None of us in this village have ever seen alcohol No one came here to distribute alcohol ever” Shailesh a farm labourer responds coldly to a query A few meters from Arjan’s home an elderly Kanti however says “Workers of political parties came here two days before the polling for the taluka and the district panchayat polls They distributed the ‘potlis (pouches)’ and asked everyone to vote for them That day men in the village abandoned work and some took up the job of evenly distributing the booty of liquor received by the parties It was evening and almost immediately many complained of blurred visions vomiting and sweating Those who did not drink the liquor were lucky” In Santrampur taluka too villagers reject police’s claim of deaths due to consumption of hooch In Chikdara which is close to Bugad na Muvada village where police reported the death one Bharat Chauhan on December 1 locals immediately point in direction of the neighbouring village when asked about distribution of spurious alcohol “Nothing has happened in our village” many of them claim brushing aside any more questions At Bugad village several men gather near a roadside house in the evening tucking into a suspicious blue plastic container Two men rush indoors with the containers as they see a car approaching them When asked loud about Chauhan a man inside replies “There is no body in his house now” Soon there is another voice from inside the house — “He means to say there is no one called Bharat Chauhan here No one distributed alcohol here We do not drink” Further down the road another villager Bhura however says two people have died there in a week “One man named Dinesh died due to alcohol and police had come here to question some people But no one will talk about it Police will return to harass us” he says At least three persons still critically ill with blurred vision are currently undergoing treatment at Ahmedabad civil hospital No cooperation from villagers in the investigation has become a hurdle in taking action against the accused says Usha Rada Mahisagar SP “We have arrested seven persons from Kadana and Santrampur belonging to political parties We believe that at least six persons have died but we have been unable to access these families Most of them cremated the bodies soon after the death Those who have taken ill have refused to complain or speak about the fact that they consumed alcohol They fear they will land into trouble in view of the prohibition law Moreover the tribal area is ridden with superstitious beliefs… Wherever my officers go to inquire about the recent deaths people say they died due to ‘fury of the goddess’ It has made the task difficult” Rada tells The Indian Express The SP says the probe has revealed that political parties procured the spurious liquor from Dhoth village in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district Among those arrested are BJP candidate Harish Khant from Vada Jampa taluka panchayat seat of Kadana village and four party workers In Santrampur police have arrested three persons connected with Congress candidate from Bugad taluka panchayat Lila Damor Both Khant and Damor 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