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“I have scored hundreds many times but didn’t make big ones.hence the billing machine, says Khanekar For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: August 3 2012 2:10 am Related News LUDHIANA: Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari planted a sapling at the Integrated Textile Park at Doraha on Thursday This park is under construction Textile manufacturers and government officials were present at the function City lecturer gets PCCTU post LUDHIANA: The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has appointed Dr Hargunjot Kaur of GGN Khalsa College convener of the womens wing of Panjab University-affiliated colleges For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 13 2016 11:00 am Security men stand guard during the opening day of the three-day long World Culture Festival on the banks of Yamuna River in New Delhi on Friday (PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore) Related News The World Culture Festival organised by the Art of Living Foundation headed by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar kicked off on the floodplains of River Yamuna under the shadow of a raging controversy The organisation was accused of flouting environmental norms and causing damage to the land on the banks of the river On its part AOL has denied the allegations On Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest at the function attended by thousands of people who came from all over the world Although there was a light drizzle and hails storm it did not dampen the mood at the event venue Today is day three of the World Culture Festival We bring you all the live updates here WATCH LIVE UPDATES Sunday 13 March 1100 am:At the plenary session this morning the former Prime Minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik addressed the audience along with Union Minisers Sursh Prabhu Piyush Goyal Nirmala Sitharaman and Gen VK Singh Virgin Group’s Richard Branson adddressed the gathering via video conference 12:45 pm: There are concurrent breakout sessions at the Leadership Forum right now While one of the sessions will focus on ‘boundaryless’ nations another session will be on the importance of far-sighted leadership 11:20 am: A plenary session on the geopolitical social and economic imperatives is currently happening at the Forum The speakers include Kamal Thapa the Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal 10:20 am: AOL founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar concluded his address saying “Leadership has no value unless there is chaos” 10:15 am: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was present at the forum earlier today 10:00 am: The Leadership Forum has begun For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published: December 24 2015 2:32 am Related News The Police have approached the Delhi High Court with a plea to transfer the trial of the evidence tampering case against Gopal and Sushil Ansal and two other accused in the Uphaar tragedy to a different court with serious allegations against the “perverse conduct” of the judge The bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul Wednesday has asked the four accused to file their responses by January 5 “The atmosphere in the court is unfortunately very hostile qua the complainants and the state and the Hon’ble Sessions Court is conducting the case in a manner alien to law and upon his own whims and fancies which is resulting in the loss of confidence in the trial process The victims who have fought a long battle in court are feeling intimidated and undermined” alleged the police plea For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: November 28 2013 5:02 am Related News Shrikar PardeshiCommissionerPimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC)has bagged the Arya Chanakya best administrator award for 2013 The awards are given in collaboration with the state cooperative and legislative affairs ministry Pardeshi has been chosen for his exemplary work as the chief executive officer of Yavatmal Zilla Parishaddistrict collector of Nanded and Akola and as the civic chief of PCMC During his tenure as the district collector of Nandedhe had started student audit to weed out fraudulent admissions As the civic chief of PCMC he took on the illegal constructions Advocate Darius KhambataAdvocate GeneralMaharashtrahas won the Arya Chanakya best legal process award while independent MLA from AmravatiOmprakash Kaduhas been awarded the Arya Chanakya best peoples representative award Suresh DasarwarResident Editor of the Nagpur edition of a Marathi dailyhas been awarded the Arya Chanakya award for best journalist The awards would be given away on December 4 at Rabindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLucknow | Published: January 14 2014 5:51 am AAP sources said many second rung leaders of political parties are also lining up to join the party Related News In less than four days of launching its nationwide membership drive more than 37 lakh people including several retired IAS and IPS officers and politicians joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Uttar Pradesh taking the tally to well over 75 lakh even as a state secretary of the ruling Samajwadi Party announced support for Kumar Vishwas Former deputy mayor of Ajmer Sonam Singh Kinnar a eunuch who was in fray for a Samajwadi Party ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Amethi and had already started campaigning announced support for Vishwas —- the AAP’s likely candidate against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Sonam the SP state secretary who had recently refused a minister of state status offered by UP CM Akhilesh Yadav was party’s star campaigner during last year’s Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh Sonam has also been provided a government residence at Park Road in Lucknow Among the prominent retired officers who joined the AAP include Ajay Singh (IPS) and Vishal Nath Rai and Rama Shanker Singh (both IAS) Former Gorakhpur University vice-chancellor Radhey Mohan Mishra also joined the party during its Amethi rally on Sunday AAP sources said many second rung leaders of political parties are also lining up to join the party Many smaller organisations such as UP Adarsh Vyapar Mandal have also decided to support AAP while many more are lined up Since the launch of AAP’s ‘Main bhi aam aadmi’ free membership drive on January 10 at least 24000 people joined the party in Lucknow with Varanasi (14000) Ghaziabad (13500) Kanpur (15000) Bareilly (16000) and Agra (12000) recording good response For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipanita Nath | Updated: December 9 2016 1:43 pm Kimberley Rodrigues said “My inflicting pain on my body by beating it to create sounds was a way to show the struggles that every artiste goes though before reaching the stage” Top News A few weeks after demonetisation was announced Deepti Victor a post-graduate student at Ambedkar University went around her campus seeking donations for an orphanage located in Delhi’s Civil Lines She approached students teachers and strangers for two days Those who turned her away were asked to write their reasons on little paper hearts One major cause for their refusal was — “Change nahi hai” “We are short of cash at the moment” “Having only 200 rupees” “No money 500/1000 notes only” “Currency problem” “I said they could give Re 1 or Rs 2 but most people didn’t want to part even with coins This did not come as a surprise given how precious cash has become after November 8” she says She raised Rs 2800 What nobody guessed was that Victor’s fundraising was a work of performance art titled Donation The student of the Materiality in Performance Art course has displayed the little paper hearts on the gate of the popular hangout Vinay’s Canteen Donation was a part of a student show Shall We think Again which included another scathing critique of the government’s economic policy Tulika MS 23 filmed the long queues at banks and ATMs She slathered white paint on the wall on which the film was projected “The act of whitewashing stands for wiping out but it can also mean that a wall is being prepared for another work” she says Once the wall was entirely white the artist picked up a brush with saffron paint and made a series of bold strokes The performance ended with an image of a “24-hour ATM” ironically with its shutter down screened on a saffron surface From the economics of living in Delhi in Roti Kapda Makaan to the culture of consumption in Eat Sleep Follow Repeat to censorship in The Taboo Dress Shop works drew their inspiration from the sociopolitical and cultural fault-lines Kavya Mishra wore religion on her body from images of gods to marigold garlands to smoking censers in The Burdened Believer Peristalsis by Mandara Vishwanath and Rohan Ranganathan dealt with overconsumption Over Slept invited the audience to sleep on sheets of newspaper Kimberley Rodrigues named her work The Show and presented a disturbing look at the “struggle of an artiste that people don’t see on stage” A professional singer she performed live to body percussion “My inflicting pain on my body by beating it to create sounds was a way to show the struggles that every artiste goes though before reaching the stage” says Rodrigues who was performing without warm-up for an audience for the first time in her life “You did hear my voice break and that was a part of it You did hear me cry and that was also a part of it” she says For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThree speeches over the weekend within barely 24 hours two by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and one by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sandwiched between the two appear to give contradicting signals on the war against black money Does this mean that South Block and North Block are working at cross purposes Certainly not in principle but there are finer details that would make it appear that like the demonetisation drive that Modi launched on 8 November there may be holes in the process that may invite more criticism than praise Modi said on Saturday at a function organised by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) the capital markets regulator that those who gain from capital markets must contribute to nation building Jaitley was forced to clarify that this was not a hint that long-term capital gains taxation which currently stand at zero for equities was set to be raised or strengthened File photo of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi Reuters Then again on Sunday in his weekly "Mann Ki Baat" speech Modi officially declared a war on "benami" property — assets held in the name of front persons or fictitious persons — citing a 1988 law given fresh lease of life earlier this year through suitable amendments It is quite possible that both these gentlemen are ignoring not one but quite a few elephants in the room The first is that the illegal act of tax evasion may be only a small portion of the legal business of tax avoidance in which de-facto evasion takes place without much of a fuss This happens through religious and charitable trusts or seemingly public entities The most glaring one in the public’s eyes has been the case of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that merrily lords over hundreds of crores of rupees Efforts were made during the UPA rule in 2009 to check this but it is worthwhile to ask whether there has been any progress on the issue On the face of it it doesn’t seem so as illustrated by how temples and charities abuse donations to game the system Sadly in India God is drawn in as an accomplice in tax evasion and money laundering It seems more than a coincidence that Tamil Nadu business baron J Sekhar Reddy from whose premises income tax officials unearthed more than Rs 100 crore in cash was also a prominent member of the Tirupati temple board Between cricket and religion India’s most popular activities there is a lot for the taxman to worry about Add to this the complicated abuse of family trusts which the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy has discussed at length the game becomes murkier Now long-term capital gains are also an easy way to launder money for many India did this year sign a double taxation avoidance agreement with Mauritius which has been for years a source for money laundering but the changes take only prospective effect from 2017 in a limited way Nothing can be done about the laundering that has been legitimised for decades through what is called "round-tripping" of local black money Without going into such international routes — which usually helps only foreign investors and the big boys of crony capitalism — even the local exemption from long-term capital gains tax can be used smartly to avoid taxes Curbing the use of penny stocks to evade tax has been discussed within the government but Jaitley’s clarification over the weekend suggests nothing can be done about it or is being done about it Indeed there are serious issues on how penny stocks can be seen as a separate category for tax computation Price-rigging — very easy when one person sells shares to another in a volatile market is the key issue and it is not an easy one to police for the government In essence we could say that the government faces a benami tsunami — and a lot of the measures taken by the NDA government can at best check prospective tax evasion Maybe Sebi can crack the whip on some transactions but it is not an easy game Modi’s war cry is welcome but what he faces is not a battlefield but a labyrinth When wars are announced from the South Block but battles have to be fought from across the street the game is complicated (The author is a senior journalist He tweets as @madversity) Written by Kabir Firaque | Updated: May 1 2017 8:23 am Information about the origins of these breeds however has been largely isolated with studies so far having covered a limited number of breeds Related News The modern dog comes in various forms and sizes an estimated 400 breeds a large number of them having come about when humans crossed one breed with another at various stages of history Information about the origins of these breeds however has been largely isolated with studies so far having covered a limited number of breeds Now a team of geneticists has set about mapping a family tree on the largest scale that has been attempted yet Heidi Parker Elaine Ostrander and their colleagues at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Maryland US studied the genetic makeup of 1346 dogs of 161 breeds from across the world looked for clues about which parent breeds were crossed with which — besides when where and why — and are now keen to fill out the rest of the map “This chart has 161 breeds but there are over 400 breeds recognised worldwide” Ostrander told The Indian Express by email “We’d like to include all of those breeds to help us better understand the development of dog breeds particularly from the East including most definitely India” The study reported in the journal Cell Reports accounts for geographical location migration of human populations with their pets and interbreeding between immigrant and indigenous dogs to produce hybrids which later became independent breeds The interbreeding was often deliberate based on the function for which people wanted dogs as they went from hunting-gathering to farming and finally urban lifestyles Along the way some 200 years ago came what the authors call the “Victorian era breed explosion” when humans started to refine breed types into very specific breeds “For example” the study notes “when dog fighting was a popular form of entertainment many combinations of terriers and mastiff or bully-type breeds were crossed to create dogs that would excel in that sport” The genetic study found bull-and-terrier crosses mapping to the terriers of Ireland and dating to 1860–1870 coinciding with the time when the sport was popular Based on the extent of genetic similarities the researchers clubbed the breeds into 23 groupings called “clades” First dogs of the same breed grouped together “Then the breeds were grouped by how similar their genomes were to other breeds and again and again” said Dayna Dreger one of the authors “All of this is purely at the genome level so we are blind to any of the identities or breeds of the individual dogs prior to analysis” The study found that the clades so defined often brought together breeds that performed the same tasks suggesting they had been developed for those very purposes Hunting dogs such as Labrador retrievers golden retrievers and Irish water spaniels were in the same clade for example as were various breeds of herding dogs And yet there is diversity among herders too UK Rural herding dogs such as the Old English and Shetland sheepdogs were found highly divergent from Mediterranean herders such as the Anatolian shepherd and the Azawakh With the genetic comparison showing no recent mixing between these two clades the study suggests the similar traits of these breeds arose independently Then again cross-breeding can take place across clades In a few extreme cases that threw up a striking match of genetic identifiers between breeds of different clades the study suggests that the interbreeding was recent It cites the example of the Eurasier a descendant of the Chow Chow the Samoyed and the Keeshond all of different clades Conversely some clades show little or no evidence of breeding outside “The Scent Hound clade is one example” said Dreger “There is evidence of crossing between breeds within that clade but very little evidence to suggest that any Scent Hounds were incorporated into other breeds” Domestication of dogs is believed to have begun thousands of years ago in Central Asia Some dogs of Asian breeds migrated to the Americas and it was widely believed that the arrival of European breeds replaced the early American dogs The new study has now found that DNA of indigenous breeds persists in some modern American dogs including the Chinese crested dog — which it says originated in Central America In compiling the data set the researchers took help from all over the world in collecting DNA samples If anyone sends an email describing what they have Ostrander said “We will mail them sample kits to collect the DNA and mailers to send it back” kabirfiraque@expressindiacom For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIndore: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday mocked people’s love for English referring to the growing use of words like mummy-papa and dad "Nowadays instead of `mata-pita’ the use of mummy-papa has gained currency" he said during a function where hundreds of school children sang Vande Mataram Shivraj Singh Chouhan File image AFP "With our love for English we call pita `dad’" he added "One of my friends lost his father The friend with his love for English told me that his pita has become `dead’ (which sounds closer to `dad’)" Chouhan said "This is a weird distortion that has crept into our thinking" he said Talking to reporters later Chouhan referred to Rajput queen Padmavati as "Rajmata" and said great personalities who laid down their lives for the country should always be respected A film made on Padmavati’s legend by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is caught up in a controversy at present Asked about the installation of a bust of Nathuram Godse assassin of Mahatma Gandhi in Gwalior Chouhan said it has been removed Amrinder Gill also tweeted the poster of the film to his huge fan base and is already getting an enthusiastic response. Second-seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine was also knocked out at the Edgbaston Priory Club after suffering a surprise three-set defeat by Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi.Delhi (IIT-D), Rather than holding a re-examination, The situation has arisen due to the failure of the civic officials in performing their duties, said an activistpointing out that the administration has been struggling to resolve the issue of illegal hoardings despite court directions and that of illegal constructions in spite of orders from the state government For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsStatistical highlights after opening day’s play in the first Test between India and New Zealand – Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay put on 112 for the second wicket – India’s second highest for the second wicket vs New Zealand at Kanpur in Tests next only to the 114 between Sunil Gavaskar and Mohinder Amarnath in 1976 – The highest second wicket partnership by an Indian pair at Kanpur is 150 between Mohammad Azharuddin and Kris Srikkanth vs England in Jan/Feb 1985 – Vijay and Pujara have managed 1689 runs at an average of 6032 in 28 innings including four century stands and nine fifty-plus Among the Indian pairs with 1500 runs or more in Tests their average is the fourth highest in Tests – the highest being 6782 between Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar – 1560 runs in 23 innings including four century stands and five fifty-plus Murali Vijay (L) and Cheteshwar Pujara in action against New Zealand on day 1 of 1st Test AFP – India (291/9) have recorded their third highest total on the first day of a Test match at Green Park Kanpur – the highest two are 417 for two vs Sri Lanka in 2009-10 and 304 for four vs New Zealand in 1976-77 – Ravichandran Ashwin (40) has taken his aggregate to 275 at an average of 5500 in five innings – the highest among the Indian batsmen in Tests this year His aggregate includes two hundreds – Wriddhiman Saha has posted his fourth duck in Tests – his third in India – Murali Vijay (65) has registered his first fifty in five innings vs New Zealand in Tests In his previous four innings against them he had posted 26 13 2 and 7 – Vijay’s 13th fifty in Tests is his first vs New ZealandAs compared to his average of 3685 away from home Vijay is averaging 4808 in home Tests – Mitchell Santner (3/77) has registered his career-best bowling figures in Tests eclipsing the 2 for 16 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in July this year – Cheteshwar Pujara (62) has recorded his eighth fifty in Tests – his first vs New Zealand – Pujara became the first Indian batsman to aggregate 700 runs this year in first-class cricket in India – his aggregate being 719 at an average of 10271 including three hundreds and a fifty in eight innings – As against his home average of 6429 (1543 runs in 28 innings) Pujara is averaging 3336 in away Tests (1001 runs in 31 innings) – India have become the fourth nation after England (976) Australia (791) and West Indies (517) to have appeared in 500 Tests or more – Trent Boult (3/52) has registered his best bowling figures vs India in Tests in India – his second best vs India behind the 3 for 38 at Auckland in February 2014 – Mohammad Shami’s first duck vs New Zealand is his fifth in Tests Written by Express News Service | Published: May 8 2013 3:51 am Related News MANY of the citys high scorers in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Main)who are eligible for JEE (Advanced) for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)have their eyes set on IIT Bombay The reasonsaccording to the aspirantsrange from campus life and flexible curriculum to facultylocation in the countrys financial hub and placements Since 2005when 52 of the top 100 JEE rankers opted for IIT Bombaythe institute has retained its position as the most preferred destination among top rankers In 201286 candidates listed IIT Bombay as their first choice and 77 got admission offers from the institute The results of the first JEE (Main)which replaced the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE)were declared Tuesday Of the 1249 lakh candidates who appeared for JEE (Main) this year15 lakh have now become eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced) Around 1262 lakh had registered for JEE (Main) Faculty from IIT Bombay is said to be the best and the institute is considered the best among all the IITs I have heard that campus life here is better as compared to the other IITs My preparations are on in full swing as I want to secure a good rank to get into IIT Bombay Though I havent yet zeroed in on the disciplineelectricalcomputer science and mechanical engineering are some of the preferred ones? Lahore and Multan.