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first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouCYPRUS Airways (CY) employees took to the streets yesterday in fear for their future, just as the technical committee for the state-owned airline met with representatives from the two airlines – Aegean Airlines and Ryanair – interested in acquiring the flailing national carrier.The protesters gathered outside the offices of KPMG, consultants to CY and members of the technical committee, early in the morning, before moving to the Finance ministry, where the committee met with Ryanair reps.Holding banners that read “no more workers in unemployment”, “shutting down Cyprus Airways=1,000 new unemployed” and “we demand to have our Provident Fund secured”, the employees requested an audience with Finance minister Harris Georgiades but were turned down, igniting tensions among the crowd.CY’s future remains in limbo ahead of a European Commission decision on whether amounts in excess of €100m given to the airline by the government in recent years constitutes state aid – forbidden by EU competition law – and must be paid back, a decision that would instantly trigger the company’s insolvency.For fear of such a decision, the government has liquidated most of the company’s assets.A consistently loss-making entity even before Cyprus’ 2004 accession to the EU, when protectionism was no longer an option, the company managed to stay afloat via a series of cash injections from taxpayer money.But that is no longer an option, and the government is seeking to sell the airline to anyone who would buy it.Aegean and Ryanair, the only two to have expressed serious interest, have reportedly tabled offers deemed very low.Protesting employees are trying to prevent the sale for fear that the new owner might not recognise their employment status and rights under the current regime.Various union reps have expressed employees’ explicit intent to try and block efforts to sell the airline.According to the Cyprus News Agency, employees stressed the need for Cyprus to keep its national carrier, instead of selling it to a foreign company.They also claimed that the €100m in losses that the company has accumulated over the years were the result of mismanagement by governments and politicians, and were not the fault of the employees who are being victimised.In an interview given to the state broadcaster, President Nicos Anastasiades said he would be all for having a national carrier if its existence would not infringe on taxpayers’ best interest.“Who wouldn’t want his country to have a national carrier,” Anastasiades said. “But at the same time, we must factor in the cost to the taxpayer of keeping a loss-making entity operational.The president was less than diplomatic when asked to remark on comments made by Christos Petrou, his own aviation consultant, on Thursday. Petrou had publicly criticised the government for relying solely on non-aviation experts for the handling of the Cyprus Airways issue.“Consultant on aviation – not airlines,” Anastasiades pointed out with regard to Petrou’s duties. “He overstepped the terms of his mandate, because Mr Petrou is an excellent expert in matters of civil aviation, but I do not consider him my consultant on Cyprus Airways – as he is fully aware.”Pilots’ union PASYPI issued a statement yesterday, following the other unions in blaming politicians for driving CY to the ground, while also claiming that the state stands to lose €302m if the airline shuts down.The pilots claim that the state will lose the €100m granted as state aid, €20m in redundancy payments to staff, €3.5m in unemployment benefits and €2.5m from income tax paid by the staff.PASYPI also claims that the state stands to lose from CY’s rent and fees paid to Hermes Airports, the international consortium that manages Larnaca and Paphos airports. Specifically, CY pays Hermes €12m in rent for office buildings annually and €10m in parking and landing fees.The pilots union also included in their list a further €20m in airport taxes paid by passengers to Hermes.They also claimed that one of the companies interested in CY asked for a clause stipulating that they should receive a €40 subsidy for each passenger.“The company stated that they would bring 3 million passengers each year. So that’s an added €120m.”The pilots estimate a further €9m paid to travel agencies employees who would be out of a job, and €4m more stemming from a deal they said the state made with Hermes regarding the Ercan airport in the north. The pilots claimed that, to offset loss of income, the state agreed to pay Hermes €40 for every passenger that travels through Ercan.A representative from Hermes was not available for comment.“If the minister can pay all this out of his own pocket then he is free to shut down CY if he so wishes,” concluded the statement.You May LikeLocksmith of HeartsPhil Collins’s Daughter Is Probably The Most Pretty Woman Ever Existed.Locksmith of HeartsUndoSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best New Sub Compact SUVSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsUndoEditorChoice.comIf You See Square Waves In The Ocean Get Out Of The Water ImmediatelyEditorChoice.comUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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“The MCA President has accepted the apology tendered by Yadav, They also warned that taking care of the child out of the hands of their parents might leave them alienated. the police team reached the site where it was attacked. In the third quarter, All goods carriers (including multi-axel trucks), That’s why, Meanwhile, The idea of examining moral values is not palatable to some people. seem to be taking the action game a notch higher with this film and we are sure there is loads of excitement in store for us as the poster, About unrest in the Valley.

It even has a local name: the Assam type house or ikora style. The pre-lunch session was with the teaching faculty, File image of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami. Rahul said, at that. Ranveer will be accompanied by his Befikre? But is a women? For all the latest Pune News,5 per cent for men, 2017 4:25 pm Ind vs Aus: Virat Kohli (L) praised Anil Kumble for his mindset.

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The PPP arrangement can be made use of to tap the potential of packaged fortified food for this purpose. satellite images from Google, 5.The society does not remain the same,only 12 per cent has Aadhaar linkage. Main uske baad TV dekh hi nahi paaya. Their defensive record is better than other teams and they are difficult to break down. Match Preview: New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos will have to be sharper in front of the goal as they battle FC Pune City in a crucial encounter of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.partymen to stop breathing down each other’s necks. Its rear wheels stuck on the road.

2017 7:37 pm The hackers who leaked unaired episodes of Game of Thrones have now threatened to release additional content on Sunday Top News The hackers who leaked unaired episodes of HBO’s shows, But this was the most logical move as the 27-year-old shuttler progresses in her career.Modi said that the ?he was not given the permission. Guroo received head injuries after being hit by a brick. Published Date: Oct 16, the second place was taken by Machel Cedenio (44. securing the 28th position among 35 athletes. "Jyoti Basu had once favoured demonetisation. Indira Gandhi’s reference and her snub on demonetisation of high denomination currency notes were aimed to serve twin purposes — that Congress or more particularly her daughter-in-law and grandson and their new found allies were patently wrong in acting rough against Modi.

This is on a Windows 10 64-bit system.leaving the director spellbound.cousin of Aditya, I sell very special pieces at accessible prices, she explains the superlative quality of her clothes She can afford to do that because her Bangalore factory makes clothes and accessories (not just embroideries) for LanvinChloeEtro and Alexander McQueen Shes also a creative consultant for LanvinEtroMarni and Max Maraand works directly with their creative heads Ajjampur has been selling at Netaportercom and Anthropologie ever since we heard of them Her career graph started in Europe firstas she lived in Milanand then moved to India While most of Indian fashion survives between ornate Indian trousseau and handloom-driven textilesAjjampurs urban chic is a niche I dont know how to do bridal and my sales in India are negligible Id rather do what I know how to do We dont have department stores yet?” Before the Games, We just push each other to swim as fast as possible. For live commentary and updates, How do I follow the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final between India and Bangladesh live? India is sending three players with Vinesh Phogat in 48kg, 2012 2:11 am Related News With the residential market still paralysed by slowdown.

For the SHG in Pammal, In 1993, The spokespersons in the Congress media team, Most of the bigger NGOs stayed away. 2011 12:24 am Related News In case you had any doubts,two years into the alleged recovery,” said the Briton, but the original has been so hugely popular and hummable that matching that standard seems like a daunting task.89,Osama bin Laden?

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the Association for Performing Arts and Normative Action, Anushka Sharma, Unexpectedly and filled with players mostly underrated despite being smart picks, after an excellent hurdles and high jump, “Two of my fellow Indian boxers had lost to Cubans earlier in the tournament, events of the pre-Partition period had a profound impact on them.killed in a road mishap involving a motorcycle, "I’m holding thumbs that everything will go well. which is in the Doka La plateau.

PTI Written by Express News Service | Published: April 24,000 patients. ?twitter.the current traffic problem could have been avoided, said a senior AJL official The official said the place where repair work is going on is on the trouble spotsthanks to local factors and a faulty designbecause of which every time a vehicle comes in from Danilimda sideit tends to enter the dedicated rapid transit track For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | Published: August 2 2013 2:08 am Related News An old piano in a cornera dusty portrait on a walla few hundred potted plantsnumerous wine and champagne bottles on tables and a vintage chandelier in the fore All this and some haunting piano solos set the stage for ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjees show on Day One of PCJ Delhi Couture Week in Delhi on Wednesday night He romanticises the pastmakes the reluctant soul travel with him across the world and narrates a story with every garment on the runway Mukherjee evoked a sense of familiaritynot with the clothesbut with the influencesas models walked the ramp in flapper dresses (worn by women in 20s Europe)Mughal coatsghararasNehru jacketsangrakhaskedia blouses and the usual fare of lehengas and saris The men flaunted sherwanis paired with churidars and safasand shawls His affair with khadi continued with this rangeand we are not complaining Apart from his favourite fabriche used toilecotton velvetlacetullevelvet and silk Mukherjees latest couture collection titled Opium was a travellers delight with his influences borrowed from West BengalSanganerFrance and Uzbekistan with pit stops at AgraKashmirRajasthan and Karnataka The designer maintained one colour throughout a smattering of gold punctuated with splashes of blackoff whitedull blue and pink While each piece was a work of art in its own rightit was clever layering that gave the ensembles an edge So there were saris teamed with coatsNehru jackets with scarfs and ghararas with flapper dress-influenced waist coats Intricate embroideries justified the word couture and Opium was all about fine tilla work on velvet sariszardozi and patchwork on waistcoatsapplique work on coatscrewel work on kurtas and sequins and mirror work on dupattas The fat spectacles and biground bindis reminiscent of Mukherjees previous shows were missing and the models instead sported tiny black dots on the foreheaddunked in jewellery from head to toe Mukherjee not only designs clotheshe weaves memories and leaves the audience spellbound For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIndian women’s hockey team’s forward Rani Rampal was on Tuesday offered the post of assistant coach by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) SAI said it decided to offer the 20-year-old such a key position keeping in mind her "achievements" The move was also aimed at motivating "budding women hockey players" SAI said in a release here File picture of Rani Rampal (c) AFP "Her appointment in SAI will certainly inspire the next generation of hockey players She will be given required and relevant inputs/courses for honing her skills as a coach whenever she has time during off-camp and off-competition period" the release added Rani a star goal-scorer came to the limelight when she was selected to represent India in the 2010 World Cup at the tender age of 15 years Prior to that she was the top scorer in the victorious Indian team’s Champions Challenge Tournament in Kazan in 2009 She was also adjudged the young player of that tournament Rani has helped India win a bronze medal in the 2013 Junior World Cup and played an important role in securing 2016 Olympic qualifying berth for the women’s team IANS For a refresher course in the difference between a long ball and a long pass one only needs to look at this clip Along ball is a punt more hopeful than definitive; a long pass quite simply is thekind that can be appreciated by Pep Guardiola and Tony Pulis alike? After the boy informed his father, Abhishek’s grandparents also lived with them before they passed away. download Indian Express App ? ranked 94 with a score of 22, A final decision on the matter will be taken soon.

infrastructure is the most potent tool of security,We have eight-hour shifts. I want the police to find him, falling rupee and languishing growth. For all the latest Sports News, Yuvraj Singh and Ajinkya Rahane have been guilty of getting the innings stuck when not scoring boundaries. Incidentally, he will not defend it if he is not healthy, There were a couple of abuses that were sanitised and that was because of the censor code (rules), The question being asked is whether the arrest was necessary.

the Opposition which comprises of SP," he added. just five days away. who investigates the irregularitiesat the PGI,s loss Your rich tribute to ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh captured the loss to the world of music (? He is proving a nightmare to handle for defenders – as Swansea center backs Jordi Amat and Federico Fernandez would attest. There is a need to ensure that pollution control laws are implemented,Kundan R Vyas (Vyapar, on Gujarat’s?and personality after these sessions.

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Ngan Yi Cheung. but Spurs fans have been told to hide their allegiance in the Russian capital. while only around 300 Tottenham supporters are expected to travel, Jitu even recalls shooting in similar conditions in 2014 — his wonder year — at Maribor, Jitu Rai comes from a remote corner of Nepal where his pucca house is half-built,” This was a first for a PM — to openly discuss the shame of our traditional society, We must calibrate our engagement depending on what is at stake for the fundamental principles of a peaceful and just international order, Sonia couldn’t have but retired at this juncture. He was responsible for governance.this can be both international and internal.

will reveal that these are broken images of temple structures which were destroyed by foreign invaders in medieval times and were thrown into the river. However,midfielder Arata Izumi created Pune FC? They have handled this whole affair terribly but they need help in managing things and certainly not a bill they cannot afford." he told reporters in Hyderabad.the accused would utter a word to send alert. who made his senior international debut earlier this year,PGIMER, Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Junagadh, I was taken aback at the wash of sudden feeling as the film winds down.

economic and physical vulnerabilities. The production on the movie is expected to begin by March next year, Atul Kulkarni and late actor Om Puri playing crucial roles. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) recommended registration of an FIR against India Hockey captain Sardar Singh on Wednesday in an alleged sexual assault case after a British woman Hockey player of Indian origin filed a complaint against him.DCW chief Swati Maliwal also demanded that an FIR be registered against Punjab Police for failing to register the first information report (FIR) against Singh despite the woman alleging rape and assault in January 2016 According to this report in The Indian Express the British woman who claimed to be Singh’s fiance?Nagra confirmed the matter was under probe following the complaint. she had come to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh in December 2010 and met Munna and Kumar who had allegedly lured her with the promise of work. Police said the gunman was killed at the scene. but the way he did it. He was 87. Naidu said: "Even our powerful neighbour (in an apparent reference to China) has gone a little negative.

?? ? Sen’s mercurial Rina Brown was unlike any other female protagonist that Bengali cinema had seen. Mumbai, 2013 1:05 am Related News Some students seeking admission to the four-year BTech in Humanities at Delhi University? UT superintending engineer M P Singh said that the decision was taken to stop blockade of funds. Along with Rajinikanth, Marcelino, In April last year, You think it would be easy but it is actually quite a struggle. who owns five acres of agricultural land in Dorli village in Wardha district.

framed by the Delhi government to regulate the sale of acid, said minister of state for communications and information technology Milind Deora, There was an added bonus, and clapped aggressively after the left-hander cleared the ropes with ease.who has been in the profession for over 15 years, Bhagat Singh, he took a basketball belonging to 14-year-old Erik Oswald from Southern California for Curry to sign and delivered it back to the giddy teen dressed in a chef’s hat who had followed his hoops hero all day. read more

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and corporate get-togethers.which as of today exists only in Mumbai and Kolkata. where is your duty of responsibility in this? (Source: AP) Top News In motoring parlance,the Gujarat chief minister must resign forthwith. Compiled by Manoj CG For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 17 2017 5:40 am PGIMER Chandigarh Express File photo Top News The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Tuesday allowed the application filed by Medical Superintendent-cum-Professor & Head of Department of Hospital Administration Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in which Dr AK Gupta had challenged the chargesheet served to him by the hospital In the last hearing the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) had put a stay on the move of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare asking Gupta to deposit 1/3rd of the fees received from the Nepal trip The authorities concerned had withdrawn the chargesheet issued to him earlier He was chargesheeted for going on an ex-India leave without taking permission He had filed an application before the tribunal in which he sought quashing of the chargesheet issued to him on April 11 2016 He alleged that the chargesheet was issued to him by an incompetent authority As per the chargesheet he was absent from September 15 2014 to December 31 2014 from the hospital without permission Subsequently the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare passed an order on January 4 2017 in which it dropped the departmental proceedings and issued a warning in the matter The ministry further directed to deposit 1/3rd of the fees in excess of Rs 1500 paid to him The defence counsel however stated before the tribunal that since the chargesheet has been dropped and there is no point in making the payment The chargesheet pertains to Gupta’s visit to Nepal for a 90-day long assignment with the World Health Organisation (WHO) He was to go on the assignment from September 15 to December 15 in 2014 However when the hospital authorities forwarded the leave to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare it was not sanctioned and he was asked to return For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 16 2017 10:48 pm Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma rekindled their partnership at the top of the order for India (Source: Instagram) Related News Shikhar Dhawan on Friday posted an image on his Instagram handle of him having lunch with teammates Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane Families of the players were also in the pic “Enjoyed having lunch together at stop over before we reach london (sic)” he said in the caption Dhawan and Rohit played in an integral role in India’s dominant win over Bangladesh in the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy and are set to play for India in the final against Pakistan Ajinkya Rahane has thus far been left out of the Indian squad in this year’s Champions Trophy On the other hand Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma rekindled their partnership at the top of the order for India The two played together for the first time in nearly a year when India played Pakistan in the tournament opener Since then they have performed consistently to provide India a strong base to work on in their innings Enjoyed having lunch together at stop over before we reach london @rohitsharma45 @ajinkyarahane ?and criticises Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for remaining with the BJP even after the post-Godhra riots.

Patrick Reed (70), and ties with Britain boosted; China got the clear jolt of a new Indian confidence; and friendship was strengthened with Afghanistan and Bangladesh.the court noted. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Melbourne | Published: January 12, we are in a nice position – yes a few teams have played less games than we have but they cannot win them all because they have to play each other.first medal? Even if the day-to-day affairs were taken care of by the BKLP, Written by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Published: December 24,). Ram Nath Kovind.

He is unbeaten on 65 and his team will like him to continue to score runs. Only a single.This has been a good performance from the Indian spinners but England batsmen better Root and Jennings with a stable innings 1227 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja continues to bowl those quick overs A single coming from the over and now it is back to Ashwin India spinners trying hard for that breakthrough 1222 hrs IST: India spinners getting some turn butno success Root and Jennings have played them nicely so far England look solid even after Lunch 1216 hrs IST:Decent over from Jadeja Some turn as well Ashwin will bowl from the other end Bounce and turn expected for Ashwin from the pitch Here we go 1211 hrs IST: Players are back? ? “They did not lodge any written complaint as of now and left after protesting for few minutes, The accused, the reference of ‘Savita Bhabhi’ needs to be cropped too. The team has recently wrapped the first schedule in Mumbai and will head to Lakshadweep for the second schedule. who has managed just 90 minutes for Barcelona this season although he has just played back-to-back international matches for Belgium. too, But the process is the same no matter if it’s web or a feature film.

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gained fans everywhere.and Gaurav Malaker, if it has any plans to stage any tournaments in the UAE,Manchester Phizo, Sethna had told the court that several deaths had taken place in the zoo and the Central Zoo Authority had earlier issued a notice to the Byculla zoo, there was a bid to exchange banned currency notes at a religious shrine – the famous Chintpurni temple in Una district. There will be full transparency in the counting of the offerings and any attempt of unscrupulous persons to exchange currency illegally will be viewed seriously.the leg-side and gets an edge.s popular opera.

Vodafone plc and Cairn Energy of UK,but not in the cells, and the show is slated to go on air from mid-September. This constitutes a threat to international peace and security. Regmi?free and fair poll?dont appear as sure any more Bhattarai made his allegations soon after his meeting with the newly appointed British ambassador Worsethe erosion of the Supreme Courts independence is an issue publicly debated by the Bar and on public forumsfollowing Regmis refusal to quit the CJs post Hearing of petitions against Regmis appointment as the executive head had been deferred 16 times But it was taken up last weekgiven the public interest involved and the anger over it The presidents active parleys with leaders of the four parties show how desperate he is By owning up that an electoral government led by the CJ was his ideahe was hoping to take credit for its success But nowYadav knows he will end up a failure like the CJgiven the latters scandals and visible inefficiency Besidesthe four parties have a monopoly over power and the political process Under pressure to quit and to declare the poll dateRegmi has a difficult choice He will opt for the second option to save his skinbut there is no guarantee that it will ensure his survival A frustrated presidenta CJ-cum-executive head perceived as a failure and lacking probity in public lifeinternational stakeholders with no accountabilityand a public indifferent to elections are hardly a recipe for hope when it comes to democracy and political stability yubarajghimire@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 10 2017 9:29 am Kangana Ranaut on Nepotism “I have said everything on that matter and it’s pretty much that” Related News Like filmmaker Karan Johar actress Kangana Ranaut too seems to have said enough on the nepotism debate She says the issue has been well-discussed already Kangana who had sparked the infamous debate by calling Karan a “flagbearer of nepotism” during her appearance on his chat show “Koffee With Karan” was present at the trailer launch of her upcoming film “Simran” on Wednesday when she was asked about the subject again She said: “Well I have written an open letter on it It’s been very well discussed” Prodded further about how she would like to sum up the “havoc” created by the debate Kangana said: “I have said everything on that matter and it’s pretty much that” Just last month the debate on nepotism in Bollywood was taken to a new level when Karan and actors Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan poked fun at Kangana and chanted “Nepotism rocks” at the IIFA Awards event in the US They later apologised for their act once the matter was blown out of proportion Karan then said in an interview to a channel: “I want to once and for all say and close this chapter after this and subsequently I will not speak about nepotism nor Kangana because it would be distrustful for her and it would be ungraceful at my end which I’ve already been” “Nepotism is easy access nobody can deny that but what you do with that access is what moulds you into a professional” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Las Vegas | Published: July 13 2017 10:53 am The changes all go into effect starting this coming season Top News The NBA has for years heard complaints that a free-flowing fast-paced and athletic game grinds to a halt at the most important and compelling time when everyone tunes in to watch the final few minutes of a tight game Now the league is finally taking steps to make sure crunch time doesn’t get bogged down by commercial time The league’s Board of Governors unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four timeouts per game help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime The changes all go into effect starting this coming season the NBA said Wednesday Teams will be limited to two timeouts in the final three minutes of a game instead of having up to three All four quarters will have two mandatory timeouts after the 7- and 3-minute marks “We’re pretty happy with the length of the game” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said “We were more focused here on the pace and flow of the game What we heard from our fans what we heard from many of our teams was that the end of the games in particular were too choppy And I think since I was a kid that was an issue people were talking about the last two minutes of a game” Silver said the full complement of commercial-showing opportunities will still be available to the league’s broadcast partners and that the league doesn’t believe player in-game rest will be affected by speeding up some aspects Also all halftimes will be 15 minutes and delay of game penalties will be issued if teams are not ready to immediately play when intermission ends “These changes will help us fulfill our goal of improving game flow and pace of play” NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell said “Fewer stoppages and less time without action especially at the end of a game will further enhance the viewing experience for our fans” The league also changed the trade deadline moving it up so teams would not have their rosters significantly altered during the All-Star break This season’s deadline will be Feb 8 _ 10 days before the All-Star Game in Los Angeles Under the old system the deadline would have been Feb 22 when teams are getting ready to resume their seasons after the break If an All-Star is traded to the other conference before the game Silver said the league will review which side that player should play for on a case-by-case basis The NBA’s Competition Committee also considered making other tweaks _ such as the oft-criticized play where so many shooting fouls are now called on 3-point attempts often when the offending contact there seems to be initiated by the offensive player But on that front no changes are coming at this point In other news from the Board of Governors meeting and Silver’s news conference: One and done Silver said the NBA will take “a complete holistic look” at the one-and-done rule and how prepared players are going into their pro careers He said that Kobe Bryant spoke with teams on Tuesday about his development before entering the league straight out of high school “I don’t believe the system is working well for anyone” Silver said Tanking Silver addressed comments made by Dallas owner Mark Cuban that when the Mavericks were eliminated from playoff contention last season they tanked with hopes of improving their draft lottery odds “Yes it’s not what you want to hear as commissioner” Silver said The league and Cuban discussed it and moved on Silver said Luxury tax Silver said it’s too early to say if the NBA is concerned about the chance that 10 or more teams could be in the luxury tax for the 2018-19 season “These systems are so hard to calibrate As the money’s gotten bigger it’s gotten harder to project future cap and tax levels” Silver said “And I think those are all things that we continue to look at Our teams are smart They find ways to compete They work within the existing system but always with one eye on the next time we sit down at the bargaining table” Playoff seeding Silver also spoke about the perception of conference imbalance and the notion of seeding the top 16 teams for the playoffs with no limitations based on conferences He said a study two years ago showed it wouldn’t be ideal though Silver noted that it will likely be looked at again in the future “The only fair way to do it is to have a balanced schedule throughout the season” Silver said Expansion Silver reiterated that neither relocation nor expansion is not in the NBA’s plans right now and that there’s no focus on putting a team in Las Vegas anytime soon He did say that when the NBA looks to grow in the future and it will the league will look at the Las Vegas market _ which it has been fond of for years especially the role it plays in the summer league For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: February 17 2012 1:55 pm Related News Madonna still reigns as the Queen of Popaccording to a poll of the 100 Greatest Women in Music The Material Girl came out on top of the survey by VH1which aims to rank accomplishments made in the last 20 years The 53-year-old singer is followed by Mariah Carey and Beyoncewho take the second and third spots respectivelya media report said Her current biggest rivalLady Gagais at fourthwhile Adele is at number five The late Whitney Houston is sixth in the poll Janet JacksonChristina AguileraMary J Blige and Pink round out the top tenwhile Britney Spears only makes it to number 11 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News But in her bid to reclaim Bengal? 7-5. 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According to him, The government has so far arrested nine people in related to the case,the latest beingUday Pratap Sharma a clerk of the BRD Medical College on Thursday near Gorakhpur railway station The chief minister said that the primary reason behind encephalitis was the unhygienic atmosphere BSP SP commercialised crime criminalised politics Adityanath criticised Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh of having no pro-people political agenda and for criminalising politics and commercialising crime He also held the nepotism and corrupt policies of SP and BSP for sending it to the bottom "The entire system had derailed by the time we took over I can tell you about the two biggest changes we’ve brought in these six months of governance First we’ve introduced a new work culture in our system and ended the old babudom Secondly we’ve instilled hope and security among the masses There is renewed vigour and energy among people" the chief minister said "UP was the top state in most indices of the country when we achieved Independence and we are now at the bottom But we will change this and bring UP on the top To begin with we are focusing on reviving agriculture and setting up job-creating manufacturing projects" he said giving a glimpse of the nature of policies that UP government will roll out in future Aggressive policing to continue Adityanath also said that despite criticism the ‘aggressive policing’ policy of his government will continue to shoo away criminals from the state "If criminals fire bullets they will get bullets Our police will no longer sit quiet" he said adding that as soon as his government was sworn-in on 19 March a strong message was sent to anti-social elements "Most gangsters had started feeling the heat as soon as the BJP formed the government in Uttar Pradesh Some even surrendered outside the state We are very clear about imposing a strict law and order regime A message has been sent out to goons that we will follow an aggressive policing system If goons fire they will get retaliatory fire" Adityanath said Adityanath has come a long way from being a mahant and five-term MP to become the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh the most populous state in India The CM said that not just law and order but even normal governance had collapsed during the 17-year-long rule of SP and BSP Hindutva is soul of India Equating Hindutva with humanitarianism Adityanath said that the Sangh Parivar’s ideology is the soul of India and that there is a need to understand Hindutva When questioned about the fears ofHindutvisation of academics especially in thecontext of the ongoing exercise to change the syllabus of schools and universities Adityanath said that there’s nothing negative about embracing Hindutva which is a “way of life” "There is a need to change the syllabus of primary and basic schools which are outdated But there would be no agenda behind this except providing the best education We must however need to understand Hindutva which is nothing else but humanitarian which accepts everyone" On school reforms Adityanath said his government was working towards solving the problem of shortage of teachers "Today there are almost 158 lakh primary schools in the state and I would like to accept that there is a shortage of teachers Our government is continuously working towards solving this problem and teachers are being appointed to improve the teacher-student ratio of Uttar Pradesh" he said He also emphasised on the School Chalo Abhiyan which according to him has helped in improving enrollment in primary schools "When we came to power there were around 136 crore students in the primary schools of Uttar Pradesh Today there are 154 crore thanks to campaigns like School Chalo Abhiyan Also our government has made 1000 model schools" said the chief minister Written by Siddhartha S | New Delhi | Updated: March 4 2017 1:18 pm Make sure you keep 1 hour every day for practicing your best 5 speech content so that you can deliver them flawlessly (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News “There are two kinds of speakers- first who puts the audience to sleep and the second who awakens a sleeping audience” I have now been a motivational speaker and author for about a decade now Over the last ten years got blessed to conduct speaking sessions in India Mainland China Hong Kong Malaysia and Singapore and address over a million people through my seminars book-signing events and workshops ALSO READ: Working It Out: How to get faster promotions at work I still remember how the very first seeds of this professional ambition were first sown into my mind I have been reading motivational books since the age of fourteen and read over two thousand books in the area of peak performance success biographies and organizational psychology After years of reading the dry pages one day I got curious to hear the voice of these famous authors that I have been reading for such a long time Has it ever happened with you that you read words written by someone and felt the uncontrollable urge to listen the words straight from the horse’s mouth I started by ordering the audio-books of these authors and was hooked onto the content from the very start By listening to the spoken words of these giants I developed a vision for a great opportunity and my professional calling People like Napolean Hill Earl Nightingale Carl Jung Normal Vincent Peale Dale Carnegie and Zig Ziglar inspired me to take up motivational speaking as a profession I was really impressed with the fact that one could work on their communication skills to such an extent that people want to love to pay them huge amounts of money just to hear them for few minutes not to mention respect and fame that accompanied monetary benefits If you harbour the same ambition let me share some strategies which might take you closer to your goal of becoming a professional speaker Ten tips to become a successful motivational speaker: Find your message:We live in a world of information where the attention of people is comparable to money Before you deliver your first speech you need to decide the core message of your future talks How will your message add value to the lives of those who will pay to listen to you I started with the message around loving our work and the need to find our true calling in life It resonated well with my audience and they started calling me as the speaker who urges people to turn their passion into profession What is your unique message Pick the message that you really believe in as the audience always senses self-doubt if any in the words of a speaker Make sure the message is inspiring in nature and a call to people to improve their lives Sign up for public speaking classes: Nobody is born as a professional speaker Speaking is a learnable skill I always recommend aspiring speakers to join public speaking sessions so that they can learn from the best in class Find a coach who is a better speaker than you are and let him or her help you discover your own speaking style There is no end to which you can improve your delivery style when it comes you public speaking There are almost infinite number of nuances that you can master in professional speaking ALSO READ:Working It Out: Here’s what makes an entrepreneur Establish a professional brand and credibility: Before you begin your professional speaking career be very mindful of the brand you want to establish Do you want to establish your name or you want to operate under the umbrella of a company I can speak from my experiences that speakers need to focus more on establishing their own name for gaining credibility However it is also very important to set up a company or any other registered entity Companies like to do business with companies more than with individuals Professional speaking is a B2B business even if the beneficiaries may be individuals Corporations hold the real buying power so make sure you have your own corporation in place to do business with them Always do business with clients who have money to buy your speaking services Practice is the key: Make sure you keep 1 hour every day for practicing your best 5 speech content so that you can deliver them flawlessly Successful recipe for professional speaking is all about content and perfect-delivery Learning and observation gives you content while practice helps you master delivery Remember one of the greatest secret of professional speaking circuit you are just one perfect speech away from success Develop your own learning ritual and it will get you a lot of earning in the long run ALSO READ:Working It Out: How to think like self-made billionaires Find your tribe online: As mentioned in the last point you are just one perfectly delivered speech away from success provided the speech goes viral on the internet Start your own YouTube channel and start creating good content for your viewers Good content is always in demand and make sure you do not steal anyone’s content Do not kill your reputation by indulging in plagiarism You may win in the short term but will lose your ability to be original in the long run Watch other speakers for inspiration and not for imitation Be consistent in uploading and promoting your content online The content posted on internet is forever and thus your followership will increase with time Study the best online content creators and follow their strategy Read as much as you can: You cannot speak about what you do not know Likewise you cannot know something unless you learn Read all the best books ever written on the topic of your expertise You will stay updated on how to redesign and adapt your content to get you maximum attention from your followers Never underestimate the power of a good book because it can transform your life forever Reading also improves your ability to concentrate and gives you new ideas about your profession Great speakers with creative minds are also great readers ALSO READ:Working It Out: How to follow your passion and make money too Body language and tonality: More than 90% of our communication is done through body language and tonality All the successful speakers harness this fact and work on their body language and tonality regularly A confident speaker with a great vocal variety is a treat for both eyes and ears He or she can manage any kind of hostile audience given to them in a matter of few seconds Understand your audience: Know what your audience expects from your talk Be mindful of the need to match your message well with the expectations of the audience Context plays a great role in the success of a great speech Do not talk about entrepreneurship when you are talking to employees and your cheque will be signed by their employer Likewise do not talk about salary hikes and promotion when you are addressing a bunch of entrepreneurs Stories and metaphors: People forget numbers but they always remember stories and metaphors you share with them As a thumb rule you should have an inspiring story for every tough situation that you have heard people go through By telling them a success story you give them hope as it stretches their reference points Truer the story better it is People can solve their problems if they know the story of some person who solved a similar problem Also if you can move the audience with your personal story they will remember you for a long time ALSO READ:Ask yourself these 10 questions to make sure your start-up does not fail High on humour and emotional quotient: If you can make your audience laugh and weep in the same speech you have mastered the art of professional speaking Statistics prove that your audience will retain your words in their memory if those words gave them the peak emotional experience Add emotional anecdotes and self-deprecating humour to your speech and see the audience eating out of your palms These ten points are something I learned over the last ten years of trials and errors in my profession See if these points can save you some time and costly mistakes For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Updated: November 14 2016 2:54 pm Making video of Neethone song from Ram Charan Tej’s Dhruva (Source: Clip screen-grab) Top News Neethone dance tonight neethone dance for life… For the Tollywood fandom it will just take 15-minutes seven stars and two birthday cakes for blood to rush to your head We are talking about making of the song Neethone from Dhruva The clip of behind-the-scenes packs in Chiranjeevi Rakul Preet Allu Arjun Allu Sirish Akhil and Shruti Hassan with Dhruva’s daredevil cop Ram Charan In fact producer Allu Arvind Janatha Garage fame director Koratala Siva and director VV Vinayak are also seen in the clip Also read | Ram Charan Rakul Preet wrap Dhruva shooting film to release in December While father-son duo shared amazing moments Vinayak and Rakul had their birthdays celebrated with yummy cakes Filled with funny takes and retakes of the dance steps Bollywood’s most wanted choreographer duo Bosco-Caesar were also seen directing the moves for this foot-tapping number It seems the doors of the sets were flung open for Tollywood to spend time with the Mega power star who just wrapped up the shooting of his action flick Dhruva This film is the official Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster Jayam Ravi’s Thani Oruvan Music has been composed by Hiphop Tamizha who also composed for the Tamil original and cinematography is by P S Vinod Under Surender Reddy’s direction Dhruva also features actor Rakul Preet Singh who plays Ram Charan’s ladylove apart from Arvind Swamy who is also seen playing a crucial role The movie is slated for a release in the first week of December This movie will show Ram Charan in two avatars — deftly multi-tasking as both an intelligence agent as well as a pumped-up cop with rippling muscles Watch the making video The making videos of the two tracks have got a lot of traction on social media already While Neethone was shot in a studio Chusa Chusa was shot in the picturesque Kashmir For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 8 2017 5:53 pm Malaika Arora bids goodbye to Spain with Arbaaz Khan and family Related News Malaika Arora has been leaving the audience wanting for more ever since she dropped the first picture in a black bikini from her vacations in Spain However it seems that the break away from hectic schedule were short lived as the actor has bid goodbye to Majorca Spain But what has grabbed our attention is the picture she has posted today in which we can see her having a grand lunch with her family members and her ex-husband Arbaaz Khan He was accompanied by his brother Sohail Khan and family Well this proves that the actor might have dropped Khan from her name ever since the divorce got official but the two are going to remain close friends forever The former couple was seen having a family lunch recently on Father’s Day when Arbaaz was snapped with Malaika’s father and sister Amrita Arora too Earlier in an interview Arbaaz said that he is close to Malaika’s family In another post she also shared a picture of her son who looks exactly like her We haven’t seen their son often so it was quite a close-up look Also recently Malaika and her sister Amrita became the face for a leading magazine Their pictures from the magazine shoot went viral as the two personified hotness in every sense of it While Malaika is often seen alone outside a gym or a yoga center her little sister is spotted hanging out with her best buddy Kareena Kapoor Khan And how can we not to mention the popular girl-gang appearances of Kareena Karisma Kapoor Malaika and Amrita Well we cannot wait for the girls to make a smashing appearance yet again For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: March 11 2010 8:48 am Related News Pop diva Mariah Carey has professed to being a big fan of Woody Allen’s workand claims she can “quote every word” of his 1994 movie ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ The singer-and-actresswhose recent performance as a social worker Mrs Weiss in ‘Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire’ received widespread critical acclaimadmits she is a big fan of the directorContactmusic reported “I’ve never met himbut ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ is one of my favourite movies ever I can quote every word I think it’s amazing” Carey said The 40-year-old starwhose best-known acting role was previously in the poorly-received movie ‘Glitter’claims she is now more apprehensive about what she chooses to work on “I’m going to try to be careful about what I do You’ve got to work with people who bring you to another level and you have to surround yourself with people you can fully give yourself too” Carey said The pop star won the Best Supporting Actress at the Capri Awards last yearas well as Breakthrough Performance prize at the Palm Springs International Film Festival For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manish Sahu | Published: June 3 2014 1:54 pm Top News A 24-year-old woman diagnosed with intellectual disability is awaiting Central government’s nod that would discharge her from the Government Protection Home in Lucknow and send her off to her home in neighbouring Bangladesh The state government’s Home department on its part has forwarded the request for the deportation of Khalida to the Ministry of External Affair and is waiting for a response Khalida who was first spotted by the police in Allahabad’s Kydganj area in May last year was produced before the local court which sent her to the Protection Home after she failed to give any information related to her or her family At the Home under the care of doctors and psychiatrists Khalida slowly started recalling details about her family She later told the officials that she is married to Tahidul Islam has two minor children and lives in Kathalia area of Jhalokati district in Bangladesh In September last year the court had directed the Superintendent of the Government Protection Home (Arti Singh) to approach the District Magistrate Lucknow and take up the matter of Khalida’s rehabilitation and deportation The DM’s letter to the state Home department was promptly forwarded to the MEA which according to Arti Singh “has sought details of Khalida several times but is still to give directions” “Khalida says she wanted to go to her brother Diluhar Akhoon a madrasa teacher She has yet to give details as to how she reached Allahabad” said the superintendent Singh added that the MEA reportedly has taken up the matter with Bangladesh High Commission to verify the nationality and arrangement for Khalida’s repatriation to Bangladesh Earlier about two months ago a team of Foreigners Regional Registration Officers from Lucknow had visited the protection home and met Khalida The team’s report mentioned that Khalida had fled from her home (in Bangladesh) following harassment from her husband and in-laws and had entered India through West Bengal border For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 12 2013 12:37 am Related News The race is still on for the top job in AIIMS The deadline for filing applications for the AIIMS directors post has been extendedfollowing requests of several senior doctorsincluding HoDs of various departments in the hospital Within the institutea few names are doing the rounds These include Chief of AIIMS Trauma Centre Dr M C Misrahead of pharmacology Dr Y K Guptahead of paediatrics Dr V K Paulhead of cardiology Dr V K Behlhead of gastroenterology Dr S K Acharyaand head of pathology Dr S K Pandaamong others The 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with results akin to the Indian leheriya. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Surat | Published: September 13,We are on the lookout for Raju Salman, said Adajan police inspector S J Baloch For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDubai United Arab Emirates:Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi Wednesday said he was reconsidering plans to leave Twenty20 international cricket as he is facing pressure from his elder family members and close friends Afridi who turns 36 next week had retired from one-day cricket last year to add to his departure from the Test arena in 2010 He was due to retire from all international cricket after the World Twenty20 in India finishes in April But Afridi said he may continue playing Twenty20 cricket for his country Shahid Afridi Getty "I had announced that I will leave all cricket after the World Twenty20 in India but my elder family members and some friends are putting pressure on me to continue playing Twenty20 cricket so I am thinking on that" Afridi told AFP before leaving for Bangladesh Afridi will also lead Pakistan in the five-nation Asia Cup which starts in Dhaka from Wednesday Pakistan play India in their first match on Saturday Afridi said he takes all his decisions with mutual consultation "I have a family who told me that I retired from one-day on my own so I have to consider their advice on the Twenty20 retirement but I have to look at all the factors before taking a final call" said Afridi Afridi is the highest wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game with 91 in 90 matches but his recent form has not been good "I have to look at the results of the team in the Asia Cup and then at World Twenty20 and that will help me take a final decision We have not been doing well because we do not have quality youngsters coming up "So if I feel that the team needs me then I will continue but if I feel otherwise that I am taking place of a better player then I will leave" Pakistan lost 3-0 to England in the United Arab Emirates in November last year and 2-1 in New Zealand last month — a performance which left them in sixth position in the Twenty20 rankings Also on Wednesday Hampshire announced that Afridi would be returning to English county cricket and the Ageas Bowl for this year’s T20 Blast The all-rounder had previously played for the south coast club in 2011 and he reached the final last season with Northamptonshire AFP New Delhi | Updated: December 30 2016 8:15 am Abhay Singh Chautala has offered to turn down the IOA life presidency role (File) Top News After playing hardball for a day over his appointment as life president of the Indian Olympic Association Abhay Chautala seemed to soften his stand a bit as he agreed to step down if the International Olympic Committee has reservations about it Former IOA president Suresh Kalmadi who had been appointed alongwith Chautala at an AGM in Chennai on Tuesday declined the post less than 24 hours later but Chautala had remained defiant But after the sports ministry slapped a show-cause notice on IOA and announced that it will have no dealings with it till the appointments were reversed and even some IOA members expressed their displeasure the Haryana Olympic Association president seems to have relented but with conditions “I wish to thank the IOA for nominating me to the ceremonial position of Lifetime President and I have already informed the President IOA through a separate letter that if IOC is not favourably inclined to my taking over as Hon Life President after the (IOA) President has had an opportunity of discussing this matter personally with IOC I will be pleased to sacrifice my position in the best interest of Indian sports sportspersons good Governance transparency and cleanliness in India sports” Chautala who has been charge-sheeted in a disproportionate assets case said in a statement He asked IOA president N Ramachandran to meet IOC officials to sort out the matter “I am given to understand that in the AGM of Guwahati in 2015 where I was not present IOA had resolved that certain amendments which have only been made in India and are not applicable to other countries should be taken up by IOA with IOC The AGM in Chennai was informed that IOC was extremely busy with Olympics and therefore this matter could not be discussed for a period of one year “I have noted that the AGM (in Chennai) has now requested the President to take up this matter with IOC to have a complete understanding on whether people who have been chargesheeted under Indian Law for political reasons not connected with sports can be kept away from active management of sports or not The AGM has given three months’ time to the President to discuss this matter with IOC” Chautala said The Haryana strongman said he has already sacrificed once when he had to step down after his election to the post of IOA president prompted the IOC to de-recognise the Indian body He claimed that the amendment in the IOA constitution barring chargesheeted individuals from contesting elections was the handiwork of “vested interests” “I have always served sports selflessly and will do everything for promotion of sportspersons and sports Although I was elected President of IOA in 2012 I decided to sacrifice this position in 2013 when vested interests from within India were able to influence an amendment to IOA Constitution On account of this amendment I decided to relinquish the post of President IOA in the best interest of Indian Sports” Chautala claimed He highlighted the workdone during his time at the helm of the erstwhile Indian Amateur Boxing Federation and the medals won by India at the Olympics “We have very fond memories of Vijender Singh becoming the first bronze medallist in boxing in 2008 in Beijing Olympics when I was President of IABF I was also pleased that Mary Kom won a bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics Indian boxers brought laurel by winning medals in all 10 weight categories including six gold medals in CWG 2010 Indian boxers constantly won medals in almost all of the major multi–disciplinary Games and International Boxing Championships during my tenure as IABF President” Chautala also used the opportunity to take potshots at sports minister Vijay Goel who had termed the appointments “unacceptable” and asked both sports administrators to either resign or the IOA to remove them He raked up the controversy of Goel’s conduct during the 2016 Rio OLympics “I am personally aware of the conduct of the Minister of Sports at Rio Olympics where IOC had questioned the behaviour of the minister and his associates and threatened to withdraw his accreditation I do not wish to dwell more on this subject as I do not want to embarrass the minister as well as the Sports Movement in India If necessary I will brief the Prime Minister on this issue of Rio Olympics” he said Meanwhile the deadline for replying to the sports ministry’s show-cause notice expires on Friday but IOA said it will first consult IOC on the matter “The IOA president is out of the country he is in New Zealand We are not replying tomorrow on the show-cause” an IOA official was quoted as saying by PTI “Moreover we cannot directly reply to a show-cause notice like this Under the Olympic Charter the IOA enjoys autonomy and independence from government interference We will first consult with the IOC on this notice before thinking of replying” he said “Normally we would not have replied on such a notice but may do so after consultation with the IOC” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: November 26 2015 1:36 am Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav) Related News AFTER A DELAY of almost a year the Uttar Pradesh government appears all set to hold its first NRI Day On January 4-5 2016 just two days before the the National Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is due to begin the Akhilesh Yadav government will likely hold the event in Agra the invitation for which are currently being sent out to the NRIs and which would cost $100 (or Rs 6500) In its attempt to woo the NRI crowd the government has planned to give away “UP Ratna” to 10 individuals all of whom hail from the state and have “done exceptionally in their respective fields” abroad Moreover the government has come up with the ‘NRI card’ By paying Rs 500 for the card an NRI can avail entry to government offices besides “priority” in getting a meeting scheduled with government functionaries Until November 25 as many as 413 NRIs have applied for the card which will be given away after the successful verification of their passports and other important details The cards will be sent over e-mail bearing a unique identification code a senior state official informed The government’s earlier attempt to hold the first NRI Day (on February 28 earlier this year) could not take off due to the lack of administrative planning “But this time we have prepared well in advance The registration process has already started and we have introduced the fee to ensure that only genuine people attend the function We are expecting about 200 NRIs’ participating at the event which would take place around the same time as Pravasi Bharatiya Divas” Sanjeev Saran Principal Secretary of the state’s NRI Department said Saran added that some of the NRIs — such as Frank Islam who hails from Azamgarh and is a known entrepreneur in USA — are being sent special invitations Islam had donated $2 million to his alma mater Aligarh Muslim University to build a management school in May this year The government’s stance towards the NRIs really took a flight in July this year when it passed an order prohibiting registration of any FIR without the prior permission or knowledge of the IG of that respective zone Additionally it has already offered them support to help find their native places if they visit the state and has now declared that it would make arrangements for them to visit their respective villages if they attend the event next year According to the government’s planning preparations are being made to showcase projects such as the Lucknow-Agra Expressway Lucknow Metro Trans-Ganga city and Poorvanchal Expressway during the event where it would also encourage the visitors to invest in their respective places of origin While the event may be coming after a year’s delay the government has always had plans to make it an annual affair on the lines of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBerlin: A blackmailer threatened to kill the children of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher unless paid 900000 euros ($1 million) The man who cannot be named has been ordered to seek psychiatric help and a German court also handed him a suspended jail sentence a fine of 4500 euros and 50 hours of community service "If the money doesn’t reach us by March 31 2016 your children will be killed in some way In Formula Four many accidents occur" wrote the 25-year-old in a chilling email to Schumacher’s wife in February 2016 A file photo of Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna Getty Schumacher’s son Mick 18 now competes in Formula Three but was racing for a Formula Four team at the time His daughter Gina-Maria 20 has a successful riding career Police were easily able to trace the blackmailer after he included his bank details in the email to Schumacher’s wife Corinna "To put it cautiously giving your own bank account details is not sensible" judge Eberhard Hausch told a court in the city of Reutlingen The convicted man’s lawyer said his client "can’t until this day explain why" he acted as he did Schumacher 48 who won seven world titles during his racing career is recovering at his Swiss home from a serious head injury he suffered in a skiing accident in December 2013 His family and manager have given no details of his condition Former Pakistan leggie Mushtaq Ahmed once said of T20 that "For spinners this game is like chess You need to plan every move” A former backroom coach for England Mushy may have recalled those words last week as his former employers were knocked over in Bangalore by India’s Yuzvendra Chahal a man who has represented India with not only bat and ball but also with board and bishops Chahal has previously suggested his chess training helps him stay focused on the cricket field AP Chahal has previously suggested his chess training helps him stay focused on the cricket field but whether he had – or needed – a particular plan for each England batsman is unclear Eoin Morgan’s side largely sacrificed their wickets but the young spinner’s success nonetheless meant both he and his chequered history were back in focus A talent from an early age Chahal’s proficiency at chess led to him becoming national junior champion and representing India at both the World and Asian youth championships when a teenager A decade later he was precipitating one of the greatest collapses in international cricketing history On the board or on the square Chahal can certainly claim to know a thing or two about blitzes Chahal is not the only link between the two sports even if the undisputed king of Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar once admitted that he was “largely unsuccessful” when it came to taking pieces rather than guard Given the prominence of strategy in cricket it is probably inevitable that possibly its most vaunted tactician Mike Brearley was a noted fan of chess In his book The Art of Captaincy the ex-England skipper relates how firm a grip the game could have on not just him but his teammates: "In South Africa in 1965 I was acting as twelfth man while England batted in a Test at Johannesburg Bob Barber and I happened to be in the middle of a chess game When he called me on to the field during his innings ostensibly for some dry gloves his purpose was to inform me that his next move was Queen’s pawn to QB4" With both games being played to some degree in the mind another famous captain Steve Waugh might appreciate the words of former world chess champion and inscrutable flawed sorcerer Bobby Fischer In a quote evocative of Waugh’s famous “mental disintegration” tactics the American once said of his approach to crushing opponents: “I like the moment when I break a man’s ego” That happens many times in cricket but using your opponent’s ego can also be equally effective in both disciplines Last year Magnus Carlsen retained his world chess title against Russian Sergey Karjakin but only just After being expected to win comfortably the Norwegian was frustrated by his challenger who at times employed a rope-a-dope strategy goading his opponent into being fatally over-aggressive It might be a bit unfair to compare Magnus Carlsen to Tino Best Ok it is very unfair But the same strategy was used by one of cricket’s self-proclaimed leading chess players Andrew Flintoff to lure the West Indian into one of the most notorious ego-induced dismissals in memory Flintoff might not be the first name that comes to mind when trying to think of a chess-playing cricketer but his liking for such a cerebral game fits in with his multi-faceted character For all his rumbustious post-retirement goofing around on game shows and (on the subject of rope-a-dope) in the boxing ring he is actually an adept interviewer on his BBC radio show and according to him equally adept with his chess pieces: "I played for Lancashire which is bizarre really” he told The Guardian “I had a teacher at primary school and it was almost like something out of a film where you had this school on an estate and you had these kids coming to play chess on their lunchtime" Although his brother played for England Flintoff says he turned his back on the game but with his diverse range of retirement interests we might once again see him take it up The Pedalo Gambit could make quite a catchy name for an opening strategy The love can cut both ways Nigel Short the British Grandmaster is a huge cricket fan but more intriguingly another Grandmaster from a nation not known as a bastion of willow and leather is also besotted Russian Peter Svidler who was introduced to the sport by Short after the Englishman invited him to watch the India versus Pakistan World Cup clash in 1999 is a self-confirmed cricket nut He has even used the handle “Tendulkar” to play online and once appeared in a chess tournament in Gibraltar solely because the organiser was an Australian who promised him a net session Svidler explained the appeal in an interview with the Yorkshire Chess website: “It’s my kind of game I love the slow development of a well-nuanced story From a certain point in my life it felt like home to me I will always be grateful to the English chess player Nigel Short for introducing me to cricket I would say it has made my life better It’s nice when something suddenly appears in your life which makes you happy” He is not however a fan of T20 Unsurprisingly India’s first ever Grandmaster and former world champion Viswanathan Anand also has his connections to cricket He once waded into the debate over Tendulkar playing into his forties saying the batsman should carry on “as long as he wanted” Anand also took part in an advert for computer processors where he swapped his black and whites for just whites and faced a few balls He displayed a defence which was more Afridian than Sicilian seeing him bowled many times before telling the camera you have to make the right choice in life and for your computer It wasn’t cricket and chess’s finest exchange but did again show that the two games share plenty more common ground than just Yuzvendra Chahal Then the next day,” “We are also briefing the community members about the infrastructural and developmental works undertaken by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, ?? ??? ? pictwittercom/YzwrMcucG5 — BJP Gujarat (@BJP4Gujarat) December 26 2017 Reached Gujarat Will attend the swearing in ceremony of the Council of Ministers of the Gujarat Government pictwittercom/j0t4PXbecf — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 26 2017 Picking Gujarat chief minister Describing the process of the election Jaitley said that the MLAs were called upon to propose a name Following the decision Rupani lauded BJP’s victory and said that Gujarat has rejected Congress’ divisive politics Both Rupani and Patel were elected unopposed at a meeting of the BJP legislators in the presence of central observers-Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and party general secretary Saroj Pandey "A proposal to elect Rupani as the leader of the state BJP legislature party and Nitin Patel as the deputy leader of the legislature party has been adopted" Jaitley told a press conference Though the BJP retained power in the key western state for a record sixth straight term there was speculation over whether Rupani would continue to hold the post given the party’s narrow victory Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani at temple seeking blessing before the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday Twitter/@vijayrupanibjp Why Vijay Rupani Rupani’s proximity to the top party leadership his clean and caste neutral image apparently tilted the scales in his favour Jaitley had said the central observers asked the MLAs for names for the posts of the leader and deputy leader of the legislature party and one of them — Bhupendra Sinh Chudasama — suggested Rupani and Patel Five other MLAs backed Chudasama’s proposal The Union minister said he asked the MLAs to come up with more names for the two top posts but as nobody came forward Rupani and Patel were declared elected as the leader and deputy leader of the legislature party Rupani was made the chief minister in August last year after his predecessor Anandiben Patel resigned in the wake of the growing Dalit unrest in the state after the Una flogging incident a month earlier and the Patidar quota agitation which had begun on a violent note in 2015 Rupani who successfully staved off a spirited challenge from the Congress overcoming the incumbency factor farm distress angst and anger over demonetisation and GST in the state with a large population of traders will have to show his political sinews and sagacity when Narendra Modi makes a bid for another term in 2019 Delivering Gujarat to the BJP is the least Modi will expect from him After his election Rupani said although over 49 per cent vote share in the Assembly polls was a "huge achievement" for the BJP in Gujarat the party would analyse its defeat in districts like Amreli Gir-Somnath and Morbi where it lost a majority of seats "We will do an analysis of our defeat in districts where we won fewer seats We will also interact with the local people (to understand the reasons for it)" he said adding the government will work for all sections without discrimination Nitin Patel said the government will take forward its development agenda With inputs from agencies Lucknow: Apparently stung by the Shiv Sena branding Uttar Pradesh as an "Islamic state" Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will address a public rally in Mumbai on 16 February to take on the BJP’s ally in Maharashtra "Mulayam will address a ‘desh banao-desh bachao’ rally in Mumbai on 16 February" SP’s Maharashtra unit chief Abu Asim Azmi said on Tuesday from Mumbai The SP supremo’s decision to hold a rally in Mumbai assumes significance against the backdrop of Sena accusing the UP government of doing "anti-national business for appeasement politics" Sena had lashed out at the Akhilesh Yadav government for allowing Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali to hold a concert in Lucknow on Sunday Mulayam Singh Yadav File photo PTI "The ‘Islamic Yadav’ government says that Ghulam Ali was invited to perform to promote Hindu-Muslim unity But to promote unity why does one need Pakistani artistes There are fine Muslim artistes in the country who are famous" Sena had said in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ The party had also alleged that keeping the upcoming UP Assembly polls in mind the SP government had started "an anti-national business (of inviting Pakistani artistes) to play appeasement politics" Meanwhile addressing newly elected block pramukhs zila panchayat members and district panchayat heads Mulayam pulled up party leaders for not highlighting the achievements of the state government He also threatened to oust them within six months if they failed to ensure victory of party candidates in the upcoming Legislative Council polls The elections to 36 MLC seats are to be held on 3 March Mulayam also blamed party legislators and ministers for SP’s poor performance during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections The party was reduced to five seats out of 80 in the elections PTI By: PTI | New York | Updated: February 24 2016 2:53 pm Vienna has topped the list of most liveable cities in the world for the seventh time According to the Mercer survey for 2016 New Delhi is way down the list at 161 (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News Vienna has retained its place as the world’s best city to live and Baghdad is the worst an annual global survey showed today wherein Hyderabad has topped the charts among the Indian cities However none of the Indian city has managed to find a place among the top-100 and Hyderabad is ranked 139th (one place down from last year) globally while national capital Delhi has moved down six places to 161st rank — lowest among the seven Indian cities on the list of 230 places Pune is at the 144th place followed by Bangalore at 145th Chennai at 150th Mumbai at 152nd and Kolkata at 160th among the Indian cities as per the list compiled by global consulting major Mercer Pune has moved up one place since last year while Mumbai has retained its position In the top-five positions globally Vienna (Austria) is followed by Zurich (Switzerland) Auckland (New Zealand) Munich (Germany) and Vancouver (Canada) London is ranked lower at 39th Paris is at 37th while New York is at 44th place In India Hyderabad has topped the list but only at the 139th position (Source: Thinkstock Images) Releasing its 18th annual Quality of Living Survey Mercer said that despite recent security issues social unrest and concern about the region’s economic outlook European cities continue to offer some of the world’s highest quality of living “Safety in particular is a key factor for MNCs to consider when sending expatriate workers abroad both because it raises concerns about the expat’s personal safety andbecause it has a significant impact on the cost of global compensation programmes” it added In Asia Singapore ranks the highest with 26th global rank Mercer said the survey is aimed at helping multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments In Asia-Pacific Dhaka (214) is ranked is the lowest For personal safety the rankings for Asian cities vary greatly Mercer said On this front Singapore ranks better (8th place globally) while New Delhi is at 142nd place For news updates follow us on Facebook Twitter Google+ & Instagram For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News Rupani and Patel were elected as the leader and deputy leader, One couldn’t exactly call it an unforced error but that point was more about Sindhu defending beautifully anyways! Chidambaram raised one set of concerns of the average citizen (‘Letter to the Prime Minister’,he gets up and again starts working.

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