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Anand Iyer Thane Investment purposes THIS refers to Retail reform is in the doing by Richard Cuthbertson and Malobi Mukherjee (IEOctober 2) Although I agree with the larger themeI dont entirely agree with some of the apprehensions they raise Firstleaving the implementation of FDI to the states discretion is the best way to placate the opposition The assumption that it will lead to disparity in economic development is unfounded The benefits and pitfalls of FDI in the states that adopt it will point the way for the others Moreovereconomic prosperity in some states could force others to self-correct Secondin a country with high wastage in the supply chainthe governments right to secure foodgrain before companies should not keep them from investing in the retail sector if that could reduce wastage Abhimanyu Bishnoi Gurgaon For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: May 10 2017 12:18 pm Parneeti Chopra will be making her singing debut with the song Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin Related News National Award-winning actress Parineeti Chopra feels lucky that she has always landed “great roles” in Bollywood as well as a chance to sing — because music is her “soul” “I started with ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’ for which I won awards Then I did ‘Ishaqzaade’ for which I won a National Award I have always done roles which were amazing By the grace of God I have always got great roles” Parineeti told IANS over the phone from Mumbai Parineeti who has received rave reviews for her debut single “Maana ke hum yaar nahin” from the forthcoming film “Meri Pyaari Bindu” says singing is the most important thing in her life “Any person who knows me knows that singing is the most important thing in my life Music is really my soul That’s why ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ is a special film for me as I wanted my first song to be done well” “I wanted it to be a hit That’s exactly what has happened It’s a beautiful track Everybody loves it People talk about it wherever I go I am very happy about it now” she added Parineeti also known for her roles in films like “Hasee tho Phasee” is returning to the silver screen with “Meri Pyaari Bindu” after almost two years “I just took a break for nine months in 2015 and that was because I was making my house and working on my fitness After nine months I signed ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ and started shooting it So by the time you finish shooting and the film releases it takes one more year” Parineeti said “I was getting a lot of work but I just wanted to look better and feel better I had to concentrate on my health which I had neglected Also I wanted to make my house and give my heart and soul to it” she added On choosing “Meri Pyaari Bindu” the 28-year-old said: “It was really one of the sweetest films that I read The moment I read the script I felt this was the character that I wanted to play The film is full of nostalgia It has a lot of old songs which are associated with various chapters in our lives “That’s something that I relate to even in my real life because I have songs for every event and person in my life I connected a lot to the film so I thought I should be a part of it” Also Read |Ayushmann Khurrana: Nobody can ever replace pure singers Talking about her and Ayushmann Khurrana’s chemistry in the film Parineeti said: “Our chemistry is beautiful because of the real-life bond that we share He is one of my closest friends right now I have connected and bonded a lot with him off screen “Also there is a lot of comfort with him He is a very easy co-star and not a very demanding or difficult one He is a very simple and honest guy We both used to sing a lot on the set as we both have been born with a lot of musical influence The shooting of the film has been very organic and beautiful for me” Meanwhile Parineeti is also not worried about the clash between Meri Pyaari Bindu and Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Sarkar 3” at the box office on Friday “If the film is good it will connect with the audience A film becomes a hit when people love and enjoy it If people will like ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ it will be a hit” she concluded For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPrime Minister Narendra Modi is a shrewd man Like Bollywood producers he understands the value of foreign locales in his political shows and the importance of the NRI market in politics In the age of ‘asked to bend ready to crawl’ wall-to-wall coverage a political rally beamed live from a moffusil town of Bihar is unlikely to generate the same level of hysteria and interest as a speech that is cheered on by thousands of expats in Sydney or New York The official website of the Allphones Arena in Sydney labels it the largest indoor sports and entertainment arena in Australia In the lastweek more than 20000 people paid hundreds of dollars to listen to Mick Jagger at the venue; next week many more are expected to pay a little more to jive with Katie Perry One of the fans outside whined on TV that organizers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Sydney gig made a big mistake in selecting Allphones as the venue which could accommodate just 16000 hysterical fans They should have instead selected the Sydney Cricket Ground and fans of Modi’s would have filled it up—and not just because the entry and pre-speech entertainment were free Modi was speaking at the same venue that Mick Jagger had performed at: PIB But the PR value of such an event is of course priceless An NRI in a Saville Row suit screaming ‘Modi Modi’ is a much better brand ambassador than a dehati in a dhoti doing the same Being endorsed by an NRI that too in a developed country like the United States or Australia counts for more An Indian-American or an Indian-Australian is seen as occupying the next step on the ladder of success by sheer dint of his successful migration from India When children of these ‘successful’ Indians root for Modi in their westernized Hindi and accented English it helps reinforce Modi’s image as the poster boy of India Rising Modi understands that the expat community is eager to assert its identity in the countries they have adopted as home It needs him as a symbol of their new-found muscle and will therefore throng to his overseas shows Just before his visit to MSG the New York Times had quoted an enthusiastic fan to highlight why Modi’s visit was eagerly awaited: "Modi’s upcoming trip brings a ray of hope for American Indians like me who face a conflicting reality of being part of one of the most successful and prosperous communities in the United States and yet we carry the legacy of a poor third-world country and face biases in our adopted homeland Modi brings hope of change in India which will help Indians have better self-esteem and image in the United States” Modi has perfected a template to tap this sentiment His ad-libbed speeches which are part rhetoric half sermon with a dash of economic philosophy repeat certain words and phrases: Bharat garv gaurav dreams of ujjawal bhavishya for Bharat Mata These are the themes he knows that resonate with NRIs eager to be respected for their achievements and background Then he reels outs his path-breaking ideas and efforts to create an India they can be proud of arguing that their beloved Bharat Mata was hobbled not because its people lacked honesty or ability but because she lacked the right leadership — a situation rectified of course by his ascension In Sydney for instance in his usual hour-long speech Modi argued how he had connected most of rural India to the banking system in just a few days even though the system the people the babus and officers were the same He went on to talk about the success of his ‘clean India’ mission his vision for the large network of Indian Railways and so on And finally he signed off with a heart-felt appeal to his audience asking them to become part of the India story Australia is among the top 10 business partners of India with investments of almost $12 billion There are nearly 300000 Indians in Australia most of them successful entrepreneurs and members of influential pressure groups Modi knows that to fulfill his promise of ‘achche din’ he needs them to invest much more in India Nobody can say if that will happen soon in the distant future or not at all But you can at least credit him for trying Whatever doubts there may have remained about Modi’s stature as the greatest Indian performer of his age in the wake of Madison Square Garden were dispelled by Sydney extravaganza Never mind the long and tacky prelude to his speech poorly choreographed dance sequences off-key singing and the Ramleela-esque feel to the entire show The 16000 Australia-Indians at the arena and the many many others watching at home will go to bed impressed with Modi’s now larger-than-life persona That is surely worth as much — if not more — than a big NRI cheque The Congress has stayed away from announcing its candidate from the seat of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh so far though it has emphasised continually that it would field a ‘strong candidate’ to take on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal According to reports the party may have zeroed on its candidate in the upcoming election and surprisingly enough it may be party general secretary Digvijaya Singh who hasn’t ever contested from the state before Singh has reportedly expressed his willingness to contest from the seat CNN-IBN quoted sources within the Congress as saying However the party hasn’t confirmed his candidature yet and could announce its decision only with the next list of candidates in a couple of days Can Digvijaya Singh take the fight to Modi PTI The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has stayed away from electoral politics since losing Madhya Pradesh to the BJP in 2003 He has however contested in national polls before in 1984 1989 and 1991 Singh is presently part of a six member committee headed by Rahul Gandhi to coordinate the preparations for the general election While Singh would be at a natural disadvantage if he contests from Uttar Pradesh he stands to ensure that the Congress would get its share of eyeballs in what is turning out to be a high profile constituency in this election Singh is also a known Modi baiter and has frequently raised questions and made comments about the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate in public Whether he would be willing to enter a political battle with the dice loaded against him though isn’t clear just yet Written by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Published: July 12 2017 3:54 am Later the Nagpada police registered a case of murder against the six jail guards and a case of rioting against the prison inmates The murder case was transferred to the Mumbai Crime Branch which now has the custody of the six accused Top News THE MUMBAI Police Crime Branch investigating the alleged murder of Byculla jail inmate Manjula Shetye has not found any evidence of prison guards sexually assaulting her in the CCTV footage received from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) The Crime Branch had written to the FSL seeking specific footage from the CCTV cameras at the Byculla prison for preliminary investigations The footage from two channels of cameras inside the prison – vital to the probe since it covers the area where the incident took place – does not show any instance of sexual assault as alleged by Shetye’s cell mate Maryam Shaikh an officer claimed The CCTV camera footage provided so far however does not cover the entire prison premises An officer linked to the probe said “Normally FSL extracts the entire footage from a hard disk and sends it to us after confirming if it is genuine However in this case we sent them a letter asking for footage from June 23 and June 24 on an urgent basis” While the CCTV and hard disks were damaged the FSL managed to get a mirror image and sent the footage asked by the Crime Branch “We went through the footage from two camera channels of the Network Video Recorder (NVR) of the prison provided by FSL No sexual assault is seen in any of the footage so far” said the officer who didn’t wish to be named The officer said the footage establishes the role of the six accused jailors but declined to provide details A senior Crime Branch officer said “The entire prison area is not covered by CCTV cameras Also currently we have just got a preliminary report We are awaiting the final report from FSL that will include a certified copy of the entire CCTV footage As of now it would be too early to rule out anything” Shetye’s cell mate Shaikh based on whose statement an FIR was registered at the Nagpada police station had said that Shetye was assaulted and later taken to her own barracks with the jail guards dragging her by the hair She had also alleged that the six guards had also inserted a stick inside her private parts In the FIR registered at the Nagpada police station the police had not added provisions relating to sexual assault Later the postmortem report of Shetye did not point to any injuries to her private parts The police had been relying on the CCTV footage to see if any sexual assault was captured A senior officer said “Currently we are in the process of recording the statements of the inmates We are also verifying if the guards had called up anyone outside the prison in the time between Shetye was admitted to the hospital and when she died It seems that trouble was brewing up between Shetye and the prison guards and what happened on June 22 was just the trigger We are trying to get to the root of the issue” The incident took place between June 23 and 24 when Shetye was allegedly beaten to death by six prison guards Nearly 291 Byculla prison inmates then started protesting and moved to prison terrace after breaking the lock and lit a bonfire inside the prison Later the Nagpada police registered a case of murder against the six jail guards and a case of rioting against the prison inmates The murder case was transferred to the Mumbai Crime Branch which now has the custody of the six accused For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sweta Dutta | New Delhi | Published: February 13 2017 2:38 am Managing Director Mangu Singh talks about the challenges of running a Metro network that is set to double by the end of this year Top News In recent months the Delhi Metro has been grappling with frequent technical glitches on the Blue Line while racing against time to wrap up its Phase III project Managing Director Mangu Singh talks about the challenges of running a Metro network that is set to double by the end of this year Never before has the Delhi Metro missed deadlines on so many corridors What went wrong with Phase III We have not really missed deadlines We are actually in a Catch 22 situation — if we kept a longer completion period contractors would have taken it lightly and pushed deadlines further Now that we have a tighter deadline and have missed it by a few months due to certain unavoidable reasons we are being pulled up for the delays The simple volume of work in Phase III is phases I and II put together While construction was completed we had to lay out an extensive length of tracks and signalling systems in the final year of the project The number of skilled jobs for this has not grown according to the volume of work because once the project ends these jobs will cease to exist So we are grappling with limited resources Then construction was stalled for 15 days in November due to a spike in pollution levels Initially we did not know it would be only for that period and after waiting for a few days migrant labourers left the city to go back home It has been very difficult to get the entire strength back at work That pushed our December deadline for the ITO to Kashmere Gate corridor To add to that we have not been able to acquire an inch of land under the new Land Acquisition Act Are you still facing a labour crunch Absolutely Availability of labour has gone down sharply As compared to previous years we do not have as much labour supply whereas the scale of construction has gone up Though no formal study has been done on the reasons behind it we believe that due to better social sector schemes such as MNREGA the migrant labour force from UP and Bihar are not coming to Delhi as much as they used to There have been frequent technical glitches on Blue Line Can you explain why The Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre/ Vaishali) is very different from all other existing Metro corridors and is only comparable to the Yellow Line (Samaypur Badli to HUDA City Centre) in terms of its length and ridership While the Yellow Line is mostly underground the Blue Line is largely overhead This leaves the overhead wires exposed to temperature fluctuations and pollution… Sometimes kites get stuck on the overhead electrification line… This makes it more vulnerable to damage But we have been analysing the nature of the glitches and addressing them in great detail By when do you expect to roll out Phase III I am very confident that Phase III will be operational by the end of this year except the East Delhi section of the 59-km Pink Line (Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar) The completion of the corridor from Lajpat Nagar to Shiv Vihar is subject to land acquisition of two plots While Metro takes credit for reducing carbon emissions construction at Metro sites have drawn flak for adding to air pollution Any comments It is not true that Metro construction has been adding to air pollution Following the 15-day ban on construction in November I had written to the Lt-Governor pointing out that Metro construction is on barely one per cent of the total land in Delhi Right from the start Delhi Metro has followed best practices in ensuring that our dumper trucks have washed tyres before they leave the construction sites so that they do not carry loose mud on to the roads We dispose of lakhs of cubic metres of dug-out earth outside the city Metro sites throw up dust only at the beginning and end of construction What really needs to be looked into are the kachha pavements and loose soil around trees that is left uncovered all over the city They too contribute to pollution Have you begun preparations for Phase IV It is yet to be approved by the Centre As of now we are not thinking about it Once we get the sanctions we will start planning There is no hurry We first have to roll out Phase III For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsModi cash in on 1, During the interaction.

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said,Last weekwhen we met the collectorhe said the work in this regard at the collector office is complete?any fear.He also said that TMC’s dream to create a base in Tripura "will never be true" "Democracy is being throttled in West Bengal byTrinamool Congress In three years of their rule 145 Leftleaders were killed 44000 Left supporters were forced toleave their homes and our organisational structures were burntto ashes" the CPI(M) Politburo member alleged People were being threatened to shift their politicalallegiance and could not vote in a free and fair manner duringthe panchayat elections also he alleged Mamata Banerjee AFP "However we are seeing a positive sign People havestarted reacting to the call of alternative forces The silverlining is that if people come out to vote without fear thenwe will perform much better than the last Lok Sabhaelections" Sarkar told PTI in an interview? the senior CPI(M)? Ajit Pawar and Jogendra Kawade in a meeting in Mumbai on Sunday. Marathi Rajya Basha Bill and fee regulations in private professional colleges. a committee of displaced Kashmiri Pandits has sought a ban on the film. It also asked Hindu organisations in the country and across the world to disallow such act of offending the religion under garb of artistic freedom. But with the recent serious crimes against women in Mumbai, “Salman thought there should be more of Jacqueline. Where have you erected the historical sets?

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