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of terrorism." She charged DMK president M Karunanidhi for lifting prohibition in 1971 and introducing liquor to a generation that did not know about the drink. there is no such proposal”. I want to thank the government of India’s various ministries for clearing the visas of all the overseas teams, said Indian Rugby Football Union president Pramod Khanna Indian men have made good progress over the years and are ranked 68th currently though we are struggling a bit (for finances) after the government support we received for the Commonwealth and Asian Games (in 2010)” Khanna said Trevor Gregoryvice president of Asian Rugby Football Unionsaid that he has witnessed “noticeable progress” in the Indian men’s 15-a-side team over the years as they have started beating even teams like China The tournament is important for defending series champions Japan and Hong Kongwho are second and first in the standings with 31 and 16 points respectively Japan will be awarded an average of points based on their performance in Borneo 7s (which they won) and here after being forced to withdraw from the Shanghai 7s due to political tensions in Sino-Japanese relationship Each match will consist of two halves of seven minutes each” said Khanna The winner of the Asian 7s series will gain an automatic entry as the 16th team in the 7s World Seriesto be held in Hong Kong next March For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipanita Nath | Published: November 15 2016 12:00 am Pooja Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt Top News The first letter actor Pooja Bhatt received was on the day she was born and her 21-year-old father was too poor to pay the hospital bills High on cheap beer in Shivaji Nagar in Bombay director Mahesh Bhatt wrote a koan for his newborn child “Never cut yourself to fit the world let the world expand to accommodate you” The letter and five others form the base of a play that will open in Delhi on January 11 and in Mumbai on February 11 “There is a letter for my first film Daddy There is a letter for my first film as producer Dushman There are letters for different critical moments of my life” says Pooja Her mother Lorraine Bright aka Kiran Bhatt who was part English Scottish Armenian and Burmese and Mahesh separated when Pooja was very young “I have seen the low end of the curve when my father had no money no success and would be lying drunk in the gutters He has been sober for 29 years now or he would have been dead” says Pooja When she went through her own arc of growth and crisis it was her father’s letters to which the actor turned for comfort and guidance During her first heartbreak when Pooja thought “I would die” Mahesh advised her: “When the house is burning don’t try to put out the small fires Pour more gasoline and let it burn down fully — and then start from scratch” The unconventional wisdom of the letters that spelt out the importance of freedom and choices drew Mumbai-based theatre person and filmmaker Satchit Puranik The 35-year-old who studied film editing and video direction at Film and Television Institute of India Pune was introduced to the genre called Documentary Theatre in Amsterdam “It is Theatre of Fact where people from different walks of life come on stage and recreate their experiences” he says He decided to put the real-life father-daughter duo on stage and read from their letters “The most seductive part of the Bhatt family is that they have lived in the public sphere and been vocal about their beliefs We will attempt to chart their personal story as well as the political socio-cultural and aesthetic evolution of the city as it went from Bombay to Mumbai” says Puranik who plays a postman who is the sutradhar in the play The play has been produced by Delhi-based actor Imran Zahid The script travels the arc of the family Mahesh went from the shadows to becoming one of the living legends of cinema Pooja 44 turned into a bold producer of films such as Tamanna which had a eunuch protagonist and Jism a sensual thriller There are glimpses of events such as the controversy that surrounded Zakhm Mahesh’s biographical film about his Muslim mother in 1998 “It was considered a pro-Muslim film Mahesh said he would release it abroad but he would never allow his voice to be censored Ironically the film won the National Award for National Integration” says Puranik He is jostling between titles such as The Art of Letter Writing Letters That I have Never Replied To and Letters from Bombay to Mumbai One of contemporary theatre’s iconic plays was Tumhari Amrita performed by Shabana Azmi and the late Farooq Sheikh based on Love Letters by AR Gurney Puranik’s production with the Bhatts will get a different treatment — with live music poetry and movements The play will also see Pooja on stage for the first time since 1999 when she performed Neil Simon’s Ought to be in Pictures in the US “I will also be acting after 15 years I guess there’s no escaping that one” she says The performance will include a letter that Mahesh writes to Pooja as she embarks on a new career as a documentary producer “What does it mean to make art in a troubled time” asks Puranik One of the recent letters from Mahesh was delivered around a fortnight ago when Pooja was travelling to Pakistan to meet friends “I told him that I may not come back since the relationship between the two countries was fraught The two countries are like warring parents and the child is confused My father wrote me a letter that said ‘My child use your tact I see a lot of myself in you’ I told him that it was too late for tact My life has already been shaped by the letters he had written to me” says Pooja For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 25 2017 2:03 am Bombay High Court (File Photo) Top News The Bombay High Court Friday refused to vacate its interim stay on cutting of trees for the Metro III project The court is hearing two petitions one by Pervin Jehangir challenging the legality of the metro construction and another by Nina Verma against cutting of trees in Churchgate Hutatma Chowk and Cuffe Parade The court had earlier stayed the cutting of trees “till further orders” Pointing to the depleting green cover in the city Chief Justice Manula Chellur said that after 20 years there would be no green cover left in the city and only concrete construction would be visible The Metro III will extend from SEEPZ in Andheri to Colaba and is expected to lead to the hacking of over 5000 trees Senior advocate Janak Dwarkadas representing petitioner Nina Verma informed the court that they had still not been allowed to inspect documents related to the project by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) When the court questioned the two agencies on this they agreed to allow the petitioner’s lawyer and one representative to inspect the relevant documents next week The High Court had earlier this month told the MMRCL to place on record information on the survey it carried out before hacking trees With the MMRCL submitting the affidavit Friday its advocate sought permission to continue with the cutting of trees The court however refused to do so till the next hearing in the matter “We have a systematic plan in place for re-plantation We are not cutting trees that are not required to be cut” said the MMRCL’s advocate Dwarkadas meanwhile said that he had not even started his submissions on the “callous approach” of the tree authority “When we destroy the environment we are destroying ourselves” he said The Chief Justice said that while development would cause some hardships the checks and balances in place have to be followed “In 20 years if I visit Mumbai there will be no green cover There will only be concrete “ said Chief Justice Chellur adding that the interests of the future generations had to be protected Meanwhile in its affidavit the BMC has stated that it had received a total of 26 applications for tree cutting pertaining to the Mumbai Metro III out of which permission was granted for 25 in compliance with the procedures laid down in the Tree Act Agreeing with some discrepancies pointed out by the petitioners in terms of the trees affected the BMC further said that an explanation would be taken from officers and relevant action then initiated Meanwhile the MMRCL in its affidavit stated “It is not mandatory to carry out Environment Impact Assessment for construction of Metro Railways” According to them this was in accordance with a notification issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests The affidavit said maximum efforts would be taken to ensure survival of the 1727 trees proposed to be transplanted though trees falling within the work alignment would have to be removed “During development of infrastructure and progress some effect on natural environment is inevitable” said the affidavit For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 22 2017 2:55 am Top News After a year of working with the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to make the Mumbai-Pune Expressway a Zero Fatality Corridor NGO SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) has claimed that since August last year there had been almost zero contribution of infrastructural factors to fatal accidents on the expressway All fatal accidents on the highways can be attributed to three factors — human vehicular and infrastructural According to studies conducted by the road safety NGO 30 per cent of the accidents are caused due to infrastructural factors another 30-35 per cent by human errors and the rest due to vehicular issues A thorough survey of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway revealed that there are 15 infrastructure risk factors spread over 2150 spots contributing to over 30 per cent of all fatal accidents Watch What Else Is Making News “There were close to 2000 faulty spots on the highway that resulted in fatal accidents We have managed to work in over 1000 spots and 11 factors and have observed that where the infrastructure factor contributed to accidents they have been brought down to near zero Eliminating the infrastructure factor in causing fatalities on the expressway is our greatest achievement in the past year” says Saji Cherian Director (Operations) SaveLIFE Foundation As part of the tripartite agreement SaveLIFE provides the plans MSRDC executes them while Mahindra & Mahindra funds the project Their plan is to make Mumbai-Pune Expressway a ‘zero fatality corridor’ by 2020 “Through the Zero Fatality Corridor project we aim to convert the Mumbai-Pune Expressway into a model road safety corridor for the nation We have made a good start to the project and hope to continue the work towards the goal of zero fatalities by 2020” said Vijay Nair CSR Head Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Auto Farm Sector) For the first year they focused mainly on road engineering and emergency care Beginning the project in February it began with an infrastructure survey to find out if the expressway’s design was capable of cushioning the impact of an accident The interventions included installing Metal Beam Crash Barriers Wire Rope Safety Barriers improving road signage and removing visual blockages like flower pots from the carriageway Apart from this the NGO also worked to strengthen the emergency care on the expressway As a result five 108 ambulances are now stationed on the expressway to provide timely response to any untoward incident With a campaign called ‘Safety below Eighty’ they raised awareness about overspeeding on the expressway For this year they have aimed to complete work on all the infrastructure risk factors continue to improve emergency response and bolster the enforcement efforts of the Maharashtra Highway Police They will also focus on the human factors of causing accidents like speeding improper lane changing use of indicators fatigue among others Satisfied with the effectiveness of the project MSRDC feels it is a model that can be implemented on other highways as well “Most of the suggestions have been implemented and since then not just accidents but even landslides have not occurred on the route It has worked very well for the expressway” says Kiran Kurundkar Joint Managing Director MSRDC For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nandini Sundar | Published: February 27 2015 11:59 pm Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai (Source: Twitter) Related News Indian National Interest requires that our environment be ruined people displaced resources thoughtlessly mined all for the benefit of foreign companies and for the private benefit of people in power This is the only conclusion that we can draw after reading the recent revelations on Essar alongside the ministry of home affairs (MHA) affidavit in the Delhi High Court responding to Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai’s plea that her constitutional rights were being curtailed by the government stopping her from flying abroad to testify before a British parliamentary committee (‘Essar leaks: French cruise for Gadkari favours to UPA minister journalists’ IE Feb 27) The MHA affidavit says it was necessary to stop Pillai speaking about the “alleged poor state of tribal people in India and the manner in which the government had allegedly increased their efforts to rob them of their rights which is an absolutely false allegation” Even if economists demographers health specialists and the government-appointed Xaxa Committee tell us that about one in every four Adivasis in India has been displaced that there is a gap of at least 30 per cent between the human development index of STs and the all-India figure and that over 40 per cent of STs in rural India have a body mass index less than 185 which indicates chronic malnutrition Indian National Interest demands that we not talk about such seditious findings Instead we should focus on how these displaced Adivasis are being given alternative employment as dance troupes at the National Tribal Festival Vanaj 2015 The central thrust of the “intelligence” in the MHA document is that by deposing before a foreign parliamentary committee Pillai was endangering India’s rankings in the reports on human rights and associated issues brought out by foreign governments Along with our new comrades like Russia North Korea and Iran — never mind that India contributed to the sanctioning of Tehran by voting to refer its nuclear file to the UN Security Council — we might even be slapped with sanctions If as the MHA affidavit bemoans the European Parliament’s working group report on religious freedom places India in the lowest category as a “country of particular concern” the fault must surely lie with those who attack churches conduct “ghar wapsi” programmes vandalise cinema halls and so on Fault can hardly lie with the victims of this bigotry who publicise their situation as a means of self-defence If there are adverse reports on the conditions of Dalits women and Adivasis does the fault lie with companies like Essar who violate Indian laws like the Forest Rights Act and suborn Indian institutions with payments or with the Constitution and those who are struggling to implement it As for the idea that foreign governments want to stop India’s progress at a time when it wants foreign direct investment (paragraph 29 of the MHA affidavit) nothing could be less logical Left to themselves these governments would happily ignore any human rights violations so long as their companies get business If the government was worried about foreign sanctions perhaps it should not have appointed Arvind Subramanian as chief economic advisor a man who reportedly urged the US to initiate a dispute against India in the WTO Yet an attempt by Kavita Krishnan to point this out during a TV debate was quickly deflected by the anchor Some parts of the government’s affidavit are so effortlessly ironic that one is left gasping In paragraph 20 the MHA describes the fact that Greenpeace collects money from hundreds of small Indian donors as opaque; why does this need for transparency not apply when it comes to political parties like the Congress or the BJP Moreover if these parties can get funds from Vedanta or Dow Chemicals why should NGOs not get funds from their supporters at home and abroad to protest against these companies Giving what amounts to a “good character certificate” to those who hold fasts dharnas and file cases inside the country the MHA says there is “no restriction on the petitioner to follow the same or similar route” The Mahan Sangharsh Samiti has been fighting legally inside the country but since Essar is registered as a British company why shouldn’t they take the issue to a British parliamentary committee If capital wants the right to travel globally how can it deny that right to its victims Besides activists who work within India hardly have an easy time Medha Patkar has been arrested more times than one can count Apart from thermal power plants the affidavit tells us Greenpeace is targeting “nuclear power plants genetically modified food trials and India’s tea industry” The unstated assumption here is that these are issues about which there can be no debate When the fisherfolk of Kudankulam who live in the shadow of the nuclear plant with the memory of a tsunami and the example of the Fukushima disaster before them carried out dharnas they were arrested and charged with sedition There was a time when our poets and mystics sang paeans to our forests our mountains our rivers and the ocean Today our rulers allow only the praise of FDI Indian National Interest commands on affidavit that Indians must abandon their old gods in favour of the new god of corporate profit The writer is professor of sociology at Delhi University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News The former Spanish Open runner-up said,I want to win the national title The past year has been good for me I won the womens singles title in the All India senior ranking badminton tournament in December last year defeating PC Thulasi of Kerala 21-1321-19 in the finals while in the senior national championships held in January this yearI was runner-up I was also a semi-finalist in the Iran Fajr international challenge the very next month Though I have been participating in the senior nationals for the past five years I have yet to win the crown I feel that I am on the progress ladder in this endeavour by making it to the finals for the first time this year So first I want to win the senior nationals and then concentrate on the international challenges ahead?s first revolution against the monarchy took place in France in 1789.rooted to people?

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