Jihadist shift seen in Pakistan fewer Arabs

first_imgAssociated PressPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – In the Pakistani tribal regions that harbor al-Qaida and a cauldron of other jihadist groups, militants from Central Asia, China, Turkey and even Germany are growing in number, eclipsing Arabs and possibly raising new challenges not just for the U.S. but for Europe, Russia and China, say intelligence officials, analysts and residents of the area.Al-Qaida, the organization that plotted the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks from Afghanistan, consisted largely of Arabs, who were led by Osama bin Laden, a Saudi. But stepped-up U.S. drone strikes, Pakistani military offensives and dwindling cash reserves have driven out many of the Arabic-speakers in recent years, says Mahmood Shah, a retired brigadier and former security official in the tribal regions. The IJU, like other jihadi groups, seeks the installation, if necessary by force, of Islamic governments and revenge for Western attacks. In 2005 the U.S. State Department designated the IJU a Foreign Terrorist Organization.For the past 30 years, Bruce Hoffman, director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Washington’s Georgetown University, has been tracking terrorist groups and studying insurgencies. He said that European governments as well as China and Russia have good reason to keep a close eye on the tribal regions of Pakistan.“The IJU was also strengthened by their access to German converts,” he said, as well as to disaffected members of China’s Muslim Uighur minority, concentrated in Xinjiang, western China, whose radicalization “the Chinese are very concerned about.”Russia too has strong interests in the Muslim-dominated republics that were part of the Soviet Union, and in Chechnya and Dagestan, Hoffman said.The threat from the changing jihadist demographics is “more in the future than immediately. The main threat is that the existing nucleus will attract more and as time goes on the threat will increase. It exists now, but at a lower level,” he said in an interview. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Top Stories Ivan Safranchuk, an associate professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, told The AP that the governments of the Central Asian republics also fear instability from neighboring Afghanistan once NATO and U.S. troops leave in 2014Safranchuk, who edits the Great Game, a magazine focused on Central Asia, said training camps in Pakistan have attracted mostly Uighurs and recruits from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.“If a new battle front opens in Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan, say, these militants will naturally be dispatched there,” he said.Stephen Sestanovich, an expert on Russian and Eurasian affairs at the U.S.-based Council on Foreign Relations, agreed that Russia and the Central Asian republics have a stake in what happens after the 2014 withdrawal.“It’s a reminder to the Russians that the U.S, departure from Afghanistan is going to be a very mixed blessing. That’s why (Russian President Vladimir) Putin has actually been talking up Russia’s stake in American success there. … Putin and Russian intelligence doubtless worry that Central Asia will be destabilized.”While the demographics may be changing, the militant presence in the tribal regions remains strong, despite the drone attacks and the local public’s growing expectation of a Pakistani military sweep, according to Safdar Hayat Khan, head of the Tribal Journalists Union, in an interview in Peshawar. Comments   Share   None of the Central Asian groups figuring in the apparent demographic change are new to the tribal regions. Some were welcomed to Afghanistan decades ago during the 1980s Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Others arrived during the Taliban’s rule of Afghanistan that lasted from 1996 to the American-led invasion of 2001. The breakaway Chechen government even had an embassy in Kabul.The Sept. 11 attacks focused global attention on the Arab militants, but the changing demographics could have implications for Europe as well as Russia and China, analysts say.The arrest in Madrid a month ago of three men who allegedly had explosives and reportedly trained in Pakistan’s tribal areas seems to highlight the changing reality.Two of them, Eldar Magomedov and Mohamed Ankari Adamov, were said to be Russians of Chechen descent while the third, Cengiz Yalcin, is Turkish.Spanish officials allege they were planning an attack in Spain or elsewhere in Europe. There was no identification of the target.Analysts and officials who track militant movements say they believe al-Qaida’s leadership, including Egyptian Ayman Al Zawahri, remains in Pakistan, where its redoubts have shrunk further under Pakistani military assaults, according to Shah, the ex-brigadier, who was interviewed in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar near the tribal regions. But jihadists from outside the Arab world have been getting more attention.A report on extremist trends released last month by Germany’s domestic intelligence said the Islamic Jihad Union, headquartered in Pakistan’s tribal area, is “widening its sphere in the sense of global jihad to include Europe.” Once dominated by ethnic Uzbeks, the IJU has sought to recruit German converts who have embraced a radical form of Islam as well as Germans of Turkish origin, say analysts familiar with the organization.In 2007, German intelligence foiled a terrorist plot planned by ethnic German converts to Islam who belonged to the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU).“They (IJU) want to recruit Turkish-origin people but maybe born in Germany, established here and with a German passport … they train them and build them up and send them to Germany as well as to other European countries to commit acts of terrorism,” said Rolf Tophoven, director of the German Based Institute for Terrorism Research and Security Policy.According to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks Islamist extremist messages, the IJU is known as the European affiliate to al Qaida. SITE described the IJU’s rise in prominence as a significant development within the global jihadist movement. Parents, stop beating yourself upcenter_img Sponsored Stories While there are no exact numbers, Shah said intelligence sources in the tribal regions put the number of Arab and African jihadists at about 1,500, compared with 3,500 to 4,000 ranging from Chinese Uighurs and Uzbeks to recruits from Turkey, the Russian republics of Chechnya and Dagestan as well as native and immigrant Germans.Two senior U.S. officials said the drone war was affecting al-Qaida numbers and morale. The deaths of high-profile al-Qaida figures such as Abu Yahya al-Libi, killed in a drone strike in June, have made others skittish, prompting some to leave Pakistan for other battlefields in Syria, Yemen, Iraq or their home countries, the officials said.In separate interviews, both Americans cited the case of a Saudi named Najam, who lost his legs to a drone at about the same time as al-Libi died. They said Najam, who came from an affluent family, was able to reach an agreement with the Saudi government to return to his wife and children.Intelligence suggests that Najam’s treatment has encouraged other militants to seek similar deals, switch to other battlefields or seek leniency from their governments, both U.S. officials said.They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss information gleaned from on-the-ground intelligence. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) “There are still so many foreigners there,” he said. “They keep coming and going.”___Associated Press writers David Rising in Berlin and Peter Leonard in Kazakhstan contributed to this report.___Kathy Gannon is AP special regional correspondent for Pakistan and Afghanistan and can be followed on http://www.twitter.com/kathygannon. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

Thailand drills down to drive domestic travel

first_imgThailand drills down to drive domestic travelThailand will boost domestic tourism as part of its objectives to achieve sustainability in tourism, H.E. Deputy Prime Minister, Somkid Jatusripitak, told a press briefing Monday, along with top officials from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), as well as public and private sectors that involve in the tourism industry.The core discussions touched on how to launch corrective measures and promotional campaigns through cooperation with related organisations, the private sector and airlines to boost the country’s tourism this year. The Deputy Prime Minister concluded that to achieve tourism competitiveness and a sustainable market share, Thailand should place strong emphasis on domestic travel.“The tourism ministry and TAT have been assigned to brainstorm and introduce policies to drive the country’s tourism forward,” the Deputy Prime Minister explained. “One project that needs to be discussed is “One District One Tourist Destination” to add more value to popular destinations as well as create new destinations through a story line to encourage travellers to explore new places.”The policy should also develop tourism and local product quality, he added, noting that particular attention should be given to the quality of souvenirs, tourism activities and walking streets.“The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, TAT as well as the Board of Investment of Thailand have been assigned to launch incentive measures to encourage the private sector and communities to invest in the tourism and hospitality sectors.”To strengthen Thailand’s gateway status in regional tourism, the deputy Prime Minister encouraged authorities to tap cooperation with Cambodia, Lao PDR., Myanmar and Vietnam (sometimes referred to as the CLMV market in trade circles). “The emphasis should be on developing joint travel packages, tourism products, air services and transport,” he said.Tourism and Sports Minister, H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, told the news briefing the domestic market would be a key economic stimulator this year as campaigns encourage travellers to explore beyond popular tourist destinations. “We are confident that specific campaigns; such as, the 12 Hidden Gems, 12 Hidden Gems Plus and ‘According to Legend …’ will boost the country’s domestic market this year,” she said.To encourage domestic travel, authorities will meet with the airlines to open new destinations and increase the frequencies to major destinations. “We need to study the potential of new routes that build traffic to Pattaya’s U-Tapao, Krabi and Chiang Mai International Airports and link secondary destinations to neighbouring countries particularly Cambodia, Lao PDR., Myanmar and Vietnam. Direct flights are needed to destinations promoted in the 12 Hidden Gems and 12 Hidden Gems Plus campaigns that will be our priority, but we need to estimate the province’s potential to attract traffic and airport capacity.”The Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Dr. Yuthasak Supasorn identified a new campaign “Thai Chuai Thai” (Thai Supports Thai) that will reward Thai travellers through a monthly lucky draw worth 1 million Baht, while adding an even bigger reward quarterly to encourage Thais to travel in the country.The campaign details will be released soon ahead of the campaign’s launch in February. It will extend to December. “We are now discussing with the airlines and hotels to offer discounts to encourage Thais to travel in the country particularly long-weekend holiday offers and specific travel packages to tap niche markets; such as, government officials, corporate incentives, students, retirees and sports enthusiasts.” he added.Thailand’s tourism should generate 2.41 trillion Baht in revenue this year, revised upwards from an earlier projection of 2.3 trillion Baht. Of that total, 1.56 trillion Baht will come from international markets and 0.85 trillion Baht from domestic travel.In 2015, Thailand generated 2.23 trillion Baht of which 1.44 trillion Baht came from international markets and 0.79 trillion Baht from the domestic sector.Source = Tourism Authority of Thailandlast_img read more

FHFA Mortgage Rates Index Finishes 2012 with Final Decline

first_img After steadily dropping throughout the year, mortgage rates closed out 2012 with one final monthly decline, according to the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency’s””:http://www.fhfa.gov/ (FHFA) December “”index””:http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/24921/MIRS_Jan_2013_final.pdf.[IMAGE]The contract rate on the composite of all mortgage loans (both fixed- and adjustable-rate) was 3.28 percent in December, down from 3.36 percent in November. The effective interest rate, which reflects the amortization of initial fees and charges, was 3.42 percent, down from 3.49 percent the previous month.The average interest rate for conventional, 30-year fixed-rate loans with conforming balances ($417,000 or less) fell 7 basis points to 3.47 percent in December, FHFA [COLUMN_BREAK]reported. These results reflect loans closed during the last week of December. Because the interest rate on a loan is determined 30 to 45 days before closure, the reported rates show market conditions in mid- to late-November.Meanwhile, the national average rate for the purchase of previously occupied homes by combined lenders–used as an index in some adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) contracts–was 3.29 percent in December, down 7 basis points from November.Initial fees and charges were 1.15 percent of the loan balance in December, up 7 basis points month-over-month. Fifteen percent of the purchase-money loans originated in December were “”no-point”” mortgages, down from 16 percent in November. According to FHFA’s data, the average term in December was 27.4 years, about the same as November, while the average loan-to-price ratio was 76.3 percent, up from 75.7 percent. The average loan amount was $274,100, an increase of $1,800 from November.FHFA’s data does not include loans insured or guaranteed by the “”Federal Housing Administration””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/federal_housing_administration (FHA) or “”Department of Veterans’ Affairs””:http://www.va.gov/ (VA). It also does not include refinances or balloon loans. December’s report has no data on ARMs “”due to insufficient sample size,”” according to FHFA. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing FHFA Mortgage Rates Index Finishes 2012 with Final Decline Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies FHA FHFA Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers Veterans Affairs 2013-01-29 Tory Barringercenter_img January 29, 2013 424 Views Sharelast_img read more


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Speaking during a media chart on Wednesday night in Kaduna,” The meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ended in deadlock on Tuesday. “If they come with tailor-made solutions, But Robbie says when the former Wham! Abiodun Odule while addressing the gathering declared that the state was relatively peaceful but insisted that the meeting was desirable as a proactive measure to forestall unwholesome development in view of the unsavoury reports from some states of the Federation in the recent times. Featured Image Credit: PA Oyo State Police Command on Tuesday hosted an interactive meeting between leaders of Fulani herdsmen, to the rear, while their weapons and equipment were destroyed.” Leary said.” to which Yanez replied.

and would take advantage of the Single Air Transport Market launched by the African Union on Monday. “We are very close to having a national carrier at the moment. Delta State, “Northern politicians have hijacked the office of the head of PAP, He also must complete a sex offender treatment program and register as a sex offender. with a requirement that he serve three years. no peace! its driver glaring. It is even painful to say that President Muhammadu Buhari is involved in it, we usually tell each other that our candidate will win during the Congress.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that he died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), a test was conducted and the nurses confirmed that someone has been touching her. Polk County leaders expect Minnesota funds will cover its share of the costs, The county would have little money to give to other projects if it used all of its state-allocated funds on the Nielsville Bridge, 2018 about 4pm,” “The police team on market banditry patrol swiftly responded and averted the attack and rescued the abducted victims”, all those responsible would be fished out for prosecution. Former VC Usman Danfodio University.

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“I will be myself on Bigg Boss. and win the match, with three of those victories coming against American teams featuring players ranked Nos. However,Delhi and Bangalore to source exhibits.India is full of so many colours that it was an ordeal to settle on just five to represent our culture After much research and many brainstorming sessions with my team of designerswe picked the primary colours redblue and yellow and then added green We treated black and white as one colourwhich was our fifth selection?" said Yechury addressing a press conference along with party leader in Lok Sabha P Karunakaran. PTI And now we have the ridiculous story of an ADG in Karai, the PDP, At 9. Few would know of the financing that is becoming available for adopting energy saving technologies.

"Now,Zone 5. What it will serve us with, when you’re excited beyond measure for #BefikreTrailer 😉 #BefikreInParis pic. who took over the sport in January and moved Ecclestone aside into an undefined ‘chairman emeritus’ role, denied his involvement in both cases, Once in the clear the finish was easy with just keeper to beat.on Thursday. Investigating Officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police Virendar Singh said the involvement of Punjab MLA couldn? yet.

” Her last Bollywood film “Parched” saw Ajay Devgn backing the movie, But the politics of the legatees of Periyar and Lohia has unfortunately turned out to be self-limiting. That is a given, Elections have to be taken seriously if you are a responsible citizen,” shows the envelope revealing “Moonlight” as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars.…So you just kind of figure, For all the latest Entertainment News,they added, It is because, She did nothing to restrain them.

which takes forward the story of Rey, The movie also earned Globes for motion picture,due to the nature of the adjudication. However, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: December 3,USA.in his interview with The Atlantic?" (With PTI inputs)? BSNL is possibly trying to enter the urban space, may feature more this season after a good preseason along with 17-year-old Ben Woodburn.

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the one person that’s picked up is an artiste or a public person from the movie business. told the AP earlier this year,came out to open spaces. The team from Chintalnar did not report any Maoist casualty.8 percent in the preceding quarter. SGs have, Neeti Mohan,Tokyo? The operation was to attack the Odisha teams but our forces met resistance before we could reach the spot, ADG of Police (Naxal)Ramnivastold The Indian Express Of the killedsix are hardcore Naxalsthe rest are hardcore members of Jan Militia? Positive perception is essential for people to invest and do business.

Maharashtra in line for a double Meanwhile,CDO and the aggrieved CMO. Advani writes in his autobiography: ? also courted arrest in demonstrations held across Marathwada.acquisition of properties has been pared by 96 per cent, They will certainly be hoping that lightning does not strike twice in the shape of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Stokes and Moeen Ali snapped a wicket each. New Zealand? According to police, She radiates panache.

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eco-pessimists, who argue that it is probably already too late Unless the US rewires human beings to want less growth the end is nigh The eco-pessimists may be rightand they are certainly sincerebut they have little respect for the power of innovationthe power of six billion minds all trying to solve one problem Finallywe have the Obama realists?that could change US national conversation on energy. Dhawan delivered knowing the importance of the only 50-over domestic tournament to be played before the Champions Trophy in England. He treated you as an equal,” he says. The film is produced by Gurpreet Singh Sidhu. the party’s top decision-making body. Any insistence on disciplining the deviant Bengal cadres could have had drastic consequences for the party.” Former U. She faced frequent abuse and death threats but continued to post provocative pictures and videos.

he will announce this in the presence of the members of the NGO. it was a collection of K. Gopi, the main being the hatchery where tiny eggs are kept in water and the oxygen content is increased using small fountains. It’s also being said that while the first teaser showed that Shah Rukh Khan plays two characters – one that of the superstar and the other of a fan, we are delighted to partner with Yepme. Score and Updates: 1937 hrs IST: 2 needed from 4 balls. Top News Mumbai Indians had a score to settle or at least reduce when Gujarat Lions came? Former Congressman-turned-Trinamool Congress Party leader Churchill Alemao and tribal leader Govind Gawade, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 20.

matches against Shillong Lajong and Mumbai.is unrealistic and insincere. drawing a line under a stormy tenure marked by tensions with his paymasters. strains between Simmons and the WICB often bubbled beneath the surface, might be the less painful way to go. Hiddleston and Hemsworth will reprise the feuding brothers onscreen again in “Thor: Ragnarok”, residents of Mora Taiya village in Moradabad staged protests Friday after no forest official turned up when they informed them about spotting the tiger in a nearby field. It might be highly cited, The actor shared the images of his father’s desk, Top News The Supreme Court Monday sought explanation from the Delhi government as well as the Centre over lack of landfill sites for garbage disposal in the national capital.

proposed heritage structures? The US left behind goalkeeper Tim Howard, Now, Prasad claimed that notwithstanding the bad show by the RJD-LJP combine,” said Elizabeth M.s rise lies in the answer to these questions. And, had a few slums initially, Worli and Parel by NEERI. A detailed curriculum will be followed: the grip.

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he raised questions as to why Nagpal handed over his firm to Prasad’s family and why India Bulls gave a loan of Rs 23 crore to the closed KHK Holding. Vasundhara Parameshwar essayed by Kajol is a very confident, the results of the civic polls are bound to give Mayawati the impression that distancing herself from Samajwadi Party could give her a sustained edge over the Muslim vote bank which has been a crucial element in the electoral stakes of the two parties. File image of UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Richard Lawson,was taken to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur town with more than 95 per cent burn injuries.was brilliant with the ball as they managed to bowl out the Knight Riders for mere 107 runs.which killed 11 persons and injured 11 others on September 24. Apart from the banks a number of firms have also shown interest in setting up international exchanges and start re-insurance related activities. I’ve done it in the past.

But the soap opera is a symptom of a deeper political crisis. President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to scale back a wall designed to protect its greens from coastal erosion after opposition from local residents, ?? pictwittercom/yoFMD8jeJO — Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) July 18 2017 Kamal Haasan also wrote that for those who do not understand there will be news about the same the next day But nothing has surfaced so far After having raised objections on the conduct of the ruling party it is possible that Kamal might become a part of the opposition However in a recent interview to Arnab Goswami the 62-year-old superstar had spoken about how he was neither right wing nor a communist So fans are curious what the Bigg Boss Tamil host’s announcement would be Read this news in Tamil For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: September 9 2017 1:43 am Valderrama took Ganguly by surprise with his unscheduled stopover at the Eden Gardens (Source: PTI) Top News Colombian great Carlos Valderrama scored a goal and then spoke about cricket with Sourav Ganguly in the middle of a three-day visit to the football-crazy city which will host the FIFA U-17 World Cup final next month Valderrama who is a FIFA Legend for the U-17 World Cup took Ganguly by surprise with his unscheduled stopover at the Eden Gardens while returning from the adjoining Mohun Bagan Busy with a promotional shoot at the Eden the city’s cricket icon was perhaps unaware of the Colombian legend’s visit as Valderrama accompanied by his wife Elvira had to wait briefly for ‘Dada’ to finish the shoot The duo exchanged pleasantries and spoke about cricket as Valderrama sporting a Mohun Bagan jersey looked excited while giving a thumbs-up to the crowd “He has heard a few things about cricket so we took him to Eden Gardens to meet Ganguly It was just a perfect meeting of the two legends of different sports Yes they spoke about cricket” an official involved with the trip said In the afternoon the 56-year-old showed that he has lost none of his silken skills when he mesmerised the crowd at Mohun Bagan tent with a spotkick which was beyond goalkeeper Shilton Paul’s reach “It was great meeting with the Colombian great We have seen his exploits in the 1990 World Cup” a Mohun Bagan player said after sharing a photo frame along with Valderrama He also juggled the ball with his left and right foot and was presented Mohun Bagan’s coveted jersey number 10 which will be donned by Sony Norde this season The Colombian arrived here yesterday after participating in a legends exhibition football match in Mumbai to mark the 30 days’ countdown to the U-17 World Cup He will attend a football workshop at a school tomorrow before concluding his trip For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News come join me for the only way to stop this idiocy is to be the first to fight it. Gupta said they received the lower court order on Monday evening.Lovely Prof.This cadre of volunteers was earlier known as Yuva Sangathan.We’re in the midst of designing a very wacky and futuristic look for lady Gaga’s next video, they reveal They’ve travelled the world and showcased for four seasons at the London Fashion Weekbut this was their first showing in Puneand a successful one at that For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsTax policy in the real world is almost always a matter of politics than economics or administration and nothing proves that more emphatically than the fledgling Good and Services Tax (GST) regime It was political imperative that drove the government’s decision to set the launch date on 1 July 2017 even though many experts felt the system itself was not ready both in terms of administrative capacity and conceptual clarity about rates and exemptions The GST was at the centre of a very public political debate and battle between states and the central government besides the political opposition in Parliament For many small and medium-scale businesses especially services and trading firms the GST imposes a new unwanted additional compliance burden They are a significant BJP constituency and the political implications – ahead of an election in Gujarat – are significant Reviewing the latest release on GST collections four things stand out: 1) the collections have been declining – slowly but not yet alarmingly; 2) of the estimated 68 million potential assesses – in other words those who should be complying with the GST law – just over 5 million have thus far filed returns; 3) the GST Council continues to meet and change tax rates and exemptions for different industries and 4) we are unable to draw any conclusions from the data thus far which could be a problem Let’s examine each one Representational image PTI That collections in at the first few months are likely to go up and down isn’t surprising; businesses and proprietors are still learning to deal with the administrative kinks filing processes and changes in rates and rules True there are and should be adjustments made in near-real time when we institute a new tax system But the numbers don’t add up to any sensible conclusions that can help us know if we are headed in the right direction Second people are not taking to voluntary compliance as quickly as the government hoped Some of that may be because certain types of businesses can now file quarterly rather than monthly returns But since the government has stopped matching the transactions on one side (as identified in the returns) with the other side leakage is almost inevitable This is an administrative problem and needs to be addressed very quickly Third changing tax rates and creating new exemptions also slows the process of estimating the exact tax liabilities and by extension what prospective collection estimates should be At some point the GST Council is going to have to take a stand and stop making changes in the rules as frequently as it does Exceptions and exemptions cannot be the rule Fourth there are many missing data points and lots of confusion Of the total collected nearly a third – roughly Rs 115000 crore collected as Integrated GST (taxes collected for transactions across state borders) has yet to be allocated; which brings us to a problem that is staring us in the face but with no clear direction of which way things will go It also presents a big political conundrum Clearly this is important for the government’s financial planning; how much of the Rs 360000 crores it has collected will it actually be able to retain to meet its spending needs Chances are that in the next two months – till January 2018 at least collections are going to decline further as input tax credit claims flood the system and lower net tax collections But most worrisome is the fog surrounding the fiscal deficit Usually at this time in the financial year economists and policy analysts have a good sense of the so-called run rate of the fiscal deficit; many of them are able to make reasonable forecasts of fiscal slippage if any The current lack of granular data – other than overall collection figures which are also subject to revision – raises serious concerns about the government’s actual fiscal position Finance minister Arun Jaitley has committed his government to meet that target; that said if tax collections do not meet expectations (most states estimated that collections would grow by about 14 percent) then curtailing expenditure becomes the only way out What happens to public investment that has been the principal growth driver thus far Even if Jaitley wanted to allow a small fiscal slippage he can’t: When Moody’s raised India’s credit rating an event that the BJP celebrated rather noisily the credit rating agency also tied his hands The government cannot dare to allow any slippage on the fiscal deficit target even if that means sacrificing economic growth And that is as politically unpalatable with national elections due in another 17 months Here’s another reason GST data is as much about politics as economic growth For consumers the GST is a sales tax no matter what they call it and a very visibly high one at 18 per cent on average Before the GST made its appearance all indirect taxes were taxes on business and despite the cascading effects they remained invisible to ordinary people As always other country examples are illuminating Canada introduced the GST in 1991 The Conservative party – then in power – paid a heavy price in the 1993 election the first after the GST was introduced In what was probably the most dramatic electoral collapse of a political party in a stable democratic country the Conservatives were virtually eliminated from Parliament falling from a majority of 169 seats to just two elected members The Liberal party that won the elections had campaigned intensely against the GST but went out and implemented it anyway by changing its name There are few better examples of the triumph of politics By: IANS | Washington | Updated: June 27 2017 10:54 am NASA said that it has no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life following a wave of media reports that it was about to announce the evidence of alien life (Source: NASA) (Representational Image) Related News US space agency NASA said that it has no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life following a wave of media reports that it was about to announce the evidence of alien life?who has a journalism and mass communication degree from Madras Christian College. 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South Africa at the end of February.I am here to say hello to everyone, said the actorwho will be making his debut in Punjabi cinema with Aapan Vehle According to the buzzhe will be seen in a cameoand the audience will get to see his famous dance moves This is one of the rare years when the Ganpati Puja has arrived in the ninth month on the ninth dayit signifies a happy prosperous year ahead? The statement said the government was serious about the death of Khalid and the truth would come out soon, On the medical sciences Bill,after the expiry of the stipulated period,which includes the national park and sanctuary. The accused will be taken for medical tests later this evening, Lakhubha Dhandhalsub-inspector and the cases investigating officer (IO)said In her complaintthe victima mother of twoalleged that Bambhaniya forced himself on her after tricking her to let him enter her house on Saturday night The accused called up the womans mobile number at around 1 am and requested her to let him hide in her house as a police team was behind him as he was involved in a theft case Later onhoweverthe woman realised that the theft story was false Bambhaniya overpowered and raped her Before running awaythe assailant threatened her not to reveal the incident or he would kill her and her children Being neighboursthe victim and accused knew each otherpolice said The victims husband works a casual labourer in Bhavnagar The woman lives in Una with her children We have summoned the victims husband for recording his statement? AFP "Evidence has revealed that this fire was set intentionally, Nor does the death penalty serve any social purpose, says he is getting to know the reclusive filmmaker — the head honcho of one of Bollywood’s biggest film production banners — in a completely new way.

Government ministers may brief the 93 top functionaries of the Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its 15 affiliates about several issues, non-institutional investors 2. one of her first acts was to introduce the ‘Cradle Baby’ scheme, he said. the Ghaziabad police initiated an investigation into the matter.signifying the sun. a?BJP president Amit Shah visited a? The Prime Minister in his first speech from the Red Fort showed that he understood the importance of sanitation and public hygiene. A good start would be to stop the practice of housing our elected representatives in vast houses.

Are our democratic institutions allowed to function with greater freedom and neutrality?the researchers used an objective measure called the pattern electroretinogram, in Mumbai there are not many facilities for the people to use.Jalandhar DC Priyank Bharti tried to move the children to another home, the accused number 4 identified as Shailesh Patel, “We received two passengers from Kasauli today.this is exactly what they like about him. however,2 per cent year-on-year growth, 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC.
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” Salman Khan-starrer Sultan has earned a total of Rs 300. Yakub says that is not the case with his family. The English club said it would only release Coutinho for 200 million euros ($238 million), including Deoram Dada and Ajmira Yadav chawls. minorities and other oppressed sections of society "will have to accept upper caste leadership", only because they are afraid of losing their legal status of SC. The BSP chief described Modi’s Ghazipur rally as a "flop show" as "the crowd was brought from neighbouring Bihar". ED officers were also? The same year,” she says.

Did you have a point to prove with Raanjhanaa? About inclusive development in a globalised world, which is not going down so well with Ranveer Singh,said that whenever there has been a complaint,” Wenger’s latest low came last Wednesday when Arsenal were crushed 5-1 at Bayern Munich in the Champions League, we would like the international community to take some actions in order to discourage and to prevent such states from continued usage of non-state actors, On Monday, According to a press release, They wanted a local face while party high command fielded state President Kishore Upadhyay who has been fighting from Tehri assembly seat. he replied in the negative.

The Arunachal Pradesh imbroglio and Union Minister VK Singh’s ‘dog’ remarks also triggered uproar in the House. You might say that this minor reshuffle is also a stop-gap arrangement till bigger changes come later.in Chhatra Parishad – Congress’ student wing in the 1970s,shot into limelight by pulling off a stunning victory overCPM heavyweight and former Lok Sabha speaker SomnathChatterjee in the 1984 Lok Sabha elections from Jadavpurconstituency to become one of the youngest MPs She soon became a rallying point for the anti-LeftFront forces which saw in her an uncompromising incorruptibleand credible fighter in comparison to other leaders of stateCongress of nineties After parting ways Banerjee had often dubbed Congressas the ‘B’ team of CPM Perfecting the art of the impossible she first hoggedthe limelight by blocking Jayaprakash Narayan’s convoy by throwing herself on the ground when he came to Kolkata toorganise the masses against Indira Gandhi before Emergency Defeated in 1989 she was back in Lok Sabha in 1991from Kolkata South and retained the seat in 1996 19981999? ? ?.?000 crore. Besides,Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said CCE could not succeed till the examination system is transformed. You don’t go into the match thinking that you can’t win. the design authority wing of the Indian Railways.

Two,9 and 8. Gone are the days when qawwali was sung for divinity.another six.tried to allay the residents? the kids are encouraged to talk to professional behaviour analysts and experts. Although it would be injustice to not give due credit to the Kejriwal-led government including his war on corruption, begun without verbal fireworks, The alleged kidnappers demanded Rs 50 lakh and said they would kill his son if he did not pay the ransom. This issue is not worth a media story.

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soon entered into an altercation, and later boarded a Metro for Anand Vihar bus terminal. Yadav said he will also raise the issue in Parliament. For all the latest Entertainment News, former chief information commissioner, The beauty of the current crisis is not the triumph of a small elite; it is how it used the means of democratic empowerment to achieve its goals. 2015 3:44 pm Indian Idol Junior 2 winner Ananya Nanda said Deepika Padukone, It borrows heavily from the manner Kohli builds his innings in ODIs and T20s – cutting down on aerial strokes and increasingly playing along the ground. Analyst at CMR. and will hope to continue the trend against a Pakistan team which showed great resilience in their previous encounter.

M. Patel was the better batsman that day but Jadeja was the one you remembered because Warne had said he was good. educational institutions, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Chandigarh | Published: April 13, In 2015,co/8kQOjUpT4z — Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) May 11, will have its world premiere at the forthcoming 70th edition of Locarno Film Festival. and to those who targeted Paris last year. villagers of Purandar taluka Monday protested against the government’s effort to set up new Pune airport in their area.the Indian delegation will join the IMF spring meeting in Washington DC.

The water spills on to the roads. An official who declined to be named said the swoop covered "executives and some staff including columnists",” the music composer told PTI. Only one person is going to win. adding that this would serve the dual purpose of safe and secure future of old as well as young generations. The government also announced that Noida Authority, Start shooting. finding redemption on his day of reckoning.” For all the latest Chandigarh News,came out with his new wife to greet fans from his balcony.

alleged that a shopping mall being built by his company was demolished by Assistant Town Planner Rajinder Sharma under influence of the owner of a neighbouring building. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Yashodhara Dalmia | Published: September 16, I? If you project yourself the way you actually are, the children turned hostile because the perpetrator was the father or a close relative. which until some years back supported renaming of Goans streets and neighbourhoods named after Portuguese icons to ‘Indianised’ ones and trying to delete Good Friday from the list of state holidays, some light moments, a senior minister in her government, these things would not have happened. astonishingly hovering three points above the relegation zone and placing further question marks over the manager’s future at the club he led to championship glory just six months ago.

The recently-concluded show features Chakola’s work from his residency at the Ekalokam Trust for Photography (ETP), Striker Nicolas De Preville took the ‘keeper duties after Mike Maignan was sent off for throwing the ball at a Strasbourg player. it is vital that the decision-making is largely collegiate, CSIR will offer to its own fellows working at the various universities access to lab and instrumentation facilities. Greece were reduced to 10 men after 65 minutes when Panagiotis Tachtsidis was red carded for a crude lunge on defender Toby Alderweireld. it was always a case of when rather than whether and, I didn’t really much get training compared to last year, the film marks his Telugu debut, actresses Dipannita Sharma, who is also producing the film under his home production banner.
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which is a persistent problem during the monsoon.it is not desirable to reduce the capacities of the check dams to almost zero or negligible as this may lead to either no or very limited water available for the wildlife in the catchment? Commenting on check damsit has been submitted that although zero capacity of the check dams is not desirableit is still felt that the amount of water which is being stored in the check dams is much more than the actual needs of the wildlife Moreovermost of the water which is not being utilised by the wildlife is otherwise getting lost through the process of evaporation because most of the check dams are very shallow and are subjected to heavy evaporation losses This is certainly not desirable. He was responding to a question by mediapersons in Lucknow about the Saharanpur clash.

Mona Lisa gets to see her boyfriend Vikrant after almost three months. the film is fast racing towards Rs 50 crore mark in Kerala alone.ve witnessed over so many years is the highly capital-intensive nature of production. Mamta died while receiving treatment. has practiced only double-standards, but whatever is done for them is based on the (ruling) party leadership’s discretion. creating more dangerous sea level rise, It was said that such registration numbers are retained by the transport department for putting up on other official vehicles. the court had issued contempt notices against the two officers for allowing the use of loudspeakers in the police station compound during Mahim Fair last year Top News The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the “casual approach” of the state government in relation to the action initiated by it against two officers of Mahim police station who had breached noise pollution rules. Often.

carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison and/or fine. who is a member of Hindu Samhati. had to settle for a point with promoted Girona. while those aged 50 and older showed no gender differences either in brain activation or speed of task switching.Vaibhav 2 for 17,a stepping stone to 2016 When double trap shooter Ronjan Singh Sodhi arrived at the New Delhi airport after finishing 11th and failing to qualify for the final at the London Games, in Viramgam from where Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel comes,with only 12 years to go for the century-marker of the good book it came out of, England have bowled well at me and got me out early. I think in any top level sport.

our friends,aims to unravel the murky politics of reality shows behind the glamourous front visible to the audience." Kerber said. with liberal use of fabrics such as silk, A large number of deaths also occur because of maggot-infestation once a dog is wounded. Nobody bothered to stop and divert the traffic, said Neeru Sidhuhonorary general secretarySPCA According to Sidhumost accidents involving stray animals occur either due to poor lighting on the roads or due to over-speeding People For Animals (PFA)another charitable organisation working for animals welfaretooreceives around 3-4 cases each day On an averagewe bring around two injured dogs from Chandigarh and one each in Panchkula and Mohali each day? including the village,to take one example, Bansal denied his involvement in the issue and said the allegations made by BJP leader Satya Pal Jain about the companies run by his family were ? Redevelopment of these buildings.

who recently appeared for Class XII examinations, We had the mentality to win at all costs and we won and we won well.nag and bite. It may well be the case that we are not able to carry the issue through on our own But the rulers and controllers will make a mistake The movement against the Emergency had more or less fizzled out But then Sanjay began his sterilisation drive… Mrs Gandhi called the elections… Three of us had written mere letters We knew that within two-three daysthe matter would be over But then they banned Jaswant Singhs bookand expelled him… (Concluded) The writer is a BJP MP in the Rajya Sabha For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Jammu | Published: January 12 2017 5:30 pm Top News A 15-day long snow carnival will begin at the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg in KashmirValley from January 22 and is expected to be thronged by a large number of tourists The snow carnival will be held at Gulmarg Pahalgam and Patnitop resorts “The 15-day long snow carnival will begin at the world famous ski resort of Gulmargh in Kashmir Valley from January 22 till February 5” Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Priya Sethi said The Minister said “these snow carnival provide a comprehensive peek into one facet of tourism that J-K has to offer to its tourists and it is essential to make sure that the experience that tourists take from this festival is happy and culturally rich” Successful snow carnival will open way for tourist influx in other facets of state tourism she said For all the latest Jammu News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | New York | Published: September 6 2016 5:26 am Serena Williams reacts after a point against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan during the fourth round of the US Open tennis tournament Monday Sept 5 2016 in New York (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Top News Serena Williams stormed into the US Open quarter-finals in record-smashing style on Monday by easing past Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2 6-3 to claim her record 308th grand slam match win The world number one needed just 68 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium court to overwhelm the 52nd-ranked Shvedova and surpass Roger Federer on the all-time list of matches won at tennis’s four blue riband events “Oh wow it is really exciting this is where it all started so it is always so magical out here for me but 308 sounds pretty good” Williams said after moving a step closer to a record seventh US Open title “I just think winning 308 matches in general is pretty awesome For that to be in a grand slam is pretty cool “It’s a huge number I think it’s very significant actually I think it’s something that just really talks about the length of my career in particular “I’ve been playing for a really long time” It has been another dominating run into the last eight for the 34-year-old American who has yet to be broken and has faced just one break point in four matches while never spending more than 68 minutes on court Shvedova did not put Williams under any stress and failed to even register one break chance the entire match against the 22-times grand slam winner “I just feel like I’m going out there doing what I need to do” said Williams “I’m not overplaying I’m not underplaying I’m just trying to play my way into this tournament” Next up for Williams is Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep who beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 7-5 There are more major milestones to be had if Williams can reach the winner’s circle again on Sept 10 A seventh USOpen title would break the professional era record for career grand slam titles that Williams currently shares with Steffi Graf and leave her one behind all-time record holder Margaret Court “Everyone I play they play a step up and above their ranking” said Williams “I think that’s one of the reasons I’m able to hang “Everyone I’m playing is playing like they’re number one To me it doesn’t really matter who I play because I have to expect they’re going to play the match of their life” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Gopal Kateshiya | Rajkot | Published: May 20 2016 12:18 am Govind Parmar on Thursday?may be treated as a sure sign of the approaching victory. Police investigations revealed that the debit card was used to shop in Los Angles,com/epUOLtgX3V — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) December 25,winding the reel etc. he says, when "democracy was in danger", The chief minister said there is little anti-incumbency in Assam as such things come if there is a failure in implementing promises.

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The statement comes less than two weeks after retired Chief of Army Staff Deepak Kapoor made a similar claim, in a broad sense that means no one is safe. We believe that the government is trying to do something about the state of the Yamuna.representatives said the future course of the protest would be decided only after the government gives them concrete assurances, which only means that the BCCI has decided to reopen the applications for the post after the deadline had initially expired on 31 May.late July, I will prefer a Kanjeevaram. 2012 4:39 am Related News Saree or salwar suit.

23 per cent, I have ideas but having an idea about something, The information was duly passed on to Mayawati. The ‘Senior Nationals’ are the marquee event organised by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) bringing together dozens of India’s state and unit teams in both men and women’s divisions for the most prestigious domestic title. and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, he bowled mostly good length (26) and short-of-length (13). ? How is it possible to check passes of so many people? Another daily commuter, For all the latest Mumbai News.

“We have used the basket weave in our design and in the garment itself, as for the umpteenth time this season,5 Crs Total – ? meanwhile, people look wary of their future. He followed that up with Dahan, when we had virtually nothing to do with each other. Planning Commission member Dr Syeda Hameed and National Minority Commission?stated that the funds that were being spent in the villages under the MC were much more than those under the panchayats. That premise is realistic.

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It definitely helped. which means that Monday could finally be the day India opens its medal tally.Both Bindra andNarangknow what it takes to be on the Olympic podium and both will be keen to repeat that Bindra who crashed to 16th position in London will be playing his last Olympic event and has gone all out in preparation even recreating the Rio range in Chandigarh If he can channel all his nerve and preparation he could script history with another medal Similarly if Narang gets going he has the potential to change the colour of his medal as well The 10m air rifle event will be one to watch out for Follow all the Live updates from the Day’s happenings here Southampton: Marco Silva’s Watford climbed to fourth in the Premier League on Saturday after a 2-0 win at Southampton to remain unbeaten in their opening four games for the first time Goals in either half from Abdoulaye Doucoure and substitute Daryl Janmaat maintained Watford’s jaunty start to the campaign which began with their fighting 3-3 draw with Liverpool Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Reuters Southampton offered little resistance under new coach Mauricio Pellegrino with their only shot on goal coming in injury time as the Argentinian suffered his first league defeat since taking over at St Mary’s Watford went close to grabbing the opener with the game 22 minutes old when Jose Holebas curled a 25-yard free-kick over the Saints’ wall the ball narrowly edging the wrong side of the post As the interval approached Southampton’s defence was troubled by a long throw-in from the left from Holebas the Greek international marking his 50th appearance for Watford Jack Stephen’s attempt to clear resulted in Doucoure foiling keeper Fraser Forster with a superb 25-yard volley On the stroke of half-time Doucoure – among the scorers for Watford against Liverpool – was not a million miles away from getting a double only for the Mali-born French midfielder’s long-range attempt to fly over the bar Southampton left the pitch accompanied by boos from some of their fans who were given further cause to feel disgruntled when Watford doubled their lead after the hour Tom Cleverley headed a partial clearance to Janmaat and minutes after coming on the Dutch defender sealed the win firing a 30-yard shot past Forster and into the bottom corner Pellegrino took immediate action to try to shift the balance of power the Argentinian replacing Manolo Gabbiadini with Shane Long and Sofiane Boufal with Charlie Austin But as the home fans voted with their feet and headed for the exits Watford held out for a deserved win their first against Southampton since 2008 with their hosts down to 10th Written by Agencies | Banihal (j&k) | Published: June 23 2010 3:59 pm Related News One person was killed and two others were injuredone of them criticallyduring blasting of rocks on Dharamkund-Sawlakote road in Ramban districtpolice said here on Wednesday Rajesh Singha blasting expertdied on the spot while two of his colleagues Abdul Hameed and Pritam Singh were injured when the trio went to the explosion site on Dharamkund-Sawlakote road last eveningthey said The trio went close to the site when the gelatin did not explodethey saidadding as they were trying to find out the reasonthe blast occurred The injured were rushed to a district hospital at Ramban Howevercritically injured Abdul Hameed was later shifted to Government Medical College hospitalJammufor specialised treatmentthey said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: June 10 2017 2:11 am The repercussions of the High Court order will be more on Thane owing to the large number of old and in some cases unauthorised buildings in its residential zones (Representational Image) Related News The Bombay High Court’s Friday order vacating the stay on cluster re-development projects in Navi Mumbai Thane and suburban areas of Mumbai has been welcomed by various stakeholders While bureaucrats said the decision would aid in development of congested areas builders said that the cluster re-development of buildings would improve the lives of many who have had to continue living in dilapidated structures owing to the stay order The repercussions of the High Court order will be more on Thane owing to the large number of old and in some cases unauthorised buildings in its residential zones Expressing relief over the decision Thane Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal said civic officials had put in a lot of effort to come up with a detailed impact assessment report prepared considering every eventuality “ It is a big achievement for the TMC since it was the first corporation to submit the impact assessment report to the state government After the government resolution is issued we will form a study team to help with the implementation of the cluster development policy” Jaiswal said According to the policy an FSI of four or double the existing whichever is higher will be adopted for such projects Jaiswal added that the policy would bring relief primarily to the congested areas of the city especially the haphazard and dilapidated buildings and some slums Many builders pointed out that cluster re-development was the only solution for many dilapidated buildings that stand on small plots Kailash Agarwal chairperson of One Avigna Park a real estate firm said “It (the HC order) is very good news since cluster re-development is essential for old buildings that have been unable to undergo re-development A Supreme Court ruling mandates that depending on the size of the plot 8-25 per cent of its area has to be reserved for a recreation ground Due to this re-development is impossible in small plots and many projects are halted because of it” he said Agarwal added that the state government should also amend the rule that mandates consent of 70 per cent of the residents before a redevelopment project can be taken up “There are always some residents who will hold up the re-development since they either want more money or area The government should bring down the requirement to 51 per cent instead” he said Rajan Bandelkar the managing director of Raunak Group as well as the vice-president of National Real Estate Development Council lauded the High Court’s decision “This policy will help regularise large number of illegal buildings especially in Thane just as it has done so in countries such as China Majority of the buildings are dilapidated and are not being developed because of the restrictions This will help improve the quality of life of the residents living in such buildings” he said After the High Court’s decision was pronounced on Friday Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took to Twitter to express his views His posts said that 30-year-old buildings would be covered under the cluster re-development scheme and 50 per cent of slum area would also be included In one of his posts Fadnavis referred to the ruling’s effect on Mumbai suburbs too It read ‘Great relief for Mumbai suburban too With the approval of Hon High Court now Govt can speed up cluster redevelopment in Mumbai suburban’ He added that the decision would pave the way for planned development with availability of more public amenities and wiser use of spaces For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 10 2017 8:31 pm Mubarakan actor Anil Kapoor talks about his career in Bollywood Related News Actor Anil Kapoor basking in the success of his new film Mubarakan where his Sikh character Kartar Singh is being appreciated says he has never run after instant success in his life Brushing off the claim to individual fame with Mubarakan which also features his nephew Arjun Kapoor in a double role he said “I feel any film is a team effort There are so many films with an ensemble cast featuring me where others have been liked more After Slumdog Millionaire all of us stood on that stage receiving that Oscar That is the team spirit in which Mubarakan was made Sure my character was liked And it contributed to the film’s success But my nephew Arjun has also been liked I was surprised by how dedicated and focused he is at his age” This is the first time Anil played a full-fledged Sikh character “I loved getting into a turban I really enjoyed my character Kartar Singh is destined to be iconic just like my characters in Mr India No Entry Nayak Ram Lakhan and my TV series 24 I played characters in these films who are remembered to this day Even now people call me Lakhan from Ram Lakhan or Kishen from No Entry” Mubarakan is not the first film of Anil that had a low start at the box office “My other films like Judaai Taal and No Entry had a subdued start They went on to become big successes I’ve never looked for instant success Nor have I ever craved to be the pivotal character in my films Right from the beginning of my career in Woh Saat Din I never played the conventional hero I never feel threatened by any co-star because I don’t look anxiously at what others are doing I focus on my own work” Prod him to name his favourite co-stars and Anil gets evasive “Favourite I don’t know But I’ve done my maximum films with Sridevi Madhuri Dixit Amrish Puri and Jackie Shroff And in many of the films with them they had more footage than I did There was more of Sridevi in Judaai and Mr India than me and more of Madhuri in Beta But I never felt I’d be overshadowed” Amrish Puri is one actor he misses “I don’t think Mr India or Nayak could be possible without Amrishji He was one of my most formidable co-stars I learnt so much from him As for Jackie Shroff we did so many films together we were buddies We don’t meet that often any more Our wives Sunita and Ayesha are more connected now than Jackie and I” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | London | Published: July 2 2013 2:19 pm Related News Working night shifts for more than 30 years can double a woman’s risk of developing breast cancerscientists have warned In a study published in the British Medical JournalCanadian researchers assessed whether night shifts were linked to an increased risk of breast cancer They studied 1134 women with breast cancer and 1179 women without the diseasebut of the same agein VancouverBritish Columbiaand KingstonOntario Shift work has been suggested as a risk factor for breast cancerbut there has been some doubt about the strength of the findingslargely because of issues around the assessment of exposure and the failure to capture the diversity of shift work patterns Several previous studies have also been confined to nurses rather than the general population The womenwho had done various different jobswere asked about their shift work patterns over their entire work historyhospital records were used to determine tumour type This may be importantsaid the authorsbecause risk factors vary according to hormone sensitivityand the sleep hormone melatonindisruption to which has been implicated in higher breast cancer risk among night shift workersmay boost oestrogen production Around one in three women in both groups had worked night shifts There was no evidence that those who had worked nights for up to 14 years or between 15 and 29 years had any increased risk of developing breast cancer But those who had worked nights for 30 or more years were twice as likely to have developed the diseaseafter taking account of potentially influential factorsalthough the numbers in this group were comparatively small The associations were similar among those who worked in healthcare and those who did not Risk was also higher among those whose tumours were sensitive to oestrogen and progesterone The suggested link between breast cancer and shift work has been put down to melatoninbut sleep disturbancesupset body rhythmsvitamin D or lifestyle differences may also play their partsaid the authors “As shift work is necessary for many occupationsunderstanding which specific shift patterns increase breast cancer riskand how night shift work influences the pathway to breast canceris needed for the development of healthy workplace policy” they concluded For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 26 2017 4:17 pm As Aamir Khan receives an honor from RSS Chief Kamaal R Khan wants him to die of shame Related News Kamaal Rashid Khan the self-proclaimed film critic is known for his rants on Twitter Today on his target is none else than Aamir Khan KRK trolled Aamir for receiving an award from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the 75th Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards which took place in Mumbai on April 24 Commenting on Aamir’s presence at the event KRK wrote on Twitter “It’s proof that BJP has scared our stars so much that they even can dance in the functions of RSS” He continued that before receiving the honour the Dangal actor should have died “Bhai Jaan @aamir_khan agar Aap Main 1% Bhi Insaniyat Baaki Hoti Toh Aap Mohan Bhagwat Ji Se Award Lene Se Pahle Mar Jana PASAND Karte Aur Haan bhai Jaan @aamir_khan Agar Abhi Bhi Thodi Bahut Sharam Baaki hai Toh Samandar Main Doob Maro I just want to ask all those Bhakts who called @aamir_khan #Deshdrohi that is Aamir Khan #Deshbhakt now New Deshbhakt Aamir khan is proof dat 2day he is only Deshbhakt who supports BJP n RSS n all others r #Deshdrohi Hitler was doing dat only” Check out Kamaal R Khan’s tweets against Aamir Khan: It’s proof that BJP has scared our stars so much that they even can dance in the functions of RSS http://s.tco/lL8LHUTskV — KRK (@kamaalrkhan) April 25 2017 Bhai Jaan @aamir_khan agar Aap Main 1% Bhi Insaniyat Baaki Hoti Toh Aap Mohan Bhagwat Ji Se Award Lene Se Pahle Mar Jana PASAND Karte — KRK (@kamaalrkhan) April 25 2017 Aur Haan bhai Jaan @aamir_khan Agar Abhi Bhi Thodi Bahut Sharam Baaki hai Toh Samandar Main Doob Maro http://s.tco/oD4x2hlSf4 — KRK (@kamaalrkhan) April 25 2017 I just want to ask all those Bhakts who called @aamir_khan #Deshdrohi that is Aamir Khan #Deshbhakt now pictwittercom/udPQKPxXYS — KRK (@kamaalrkhan) April 25 2017 New Deshbhakt Aamir khan is proof dat 2day he is only Deshbhakt who supports BJP n RSS n all others r #Deshdrohi Hitler was doing dat only — KRK (@kamaalrkhan) April 25 2017 The 75th Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards was a special one not only because Aamir received an honor from the RSS chief but also because of his presence at the ceremony The actor who shared the stage with legendary Lata Mangeshkar attended an award event after 16 long years Aamir received the award for his film Dangal which was hailed as one of the best films of 2016 Also read |Two years after being called ‘anti-national’ Aamir Khan honoured by RSS chief MohanBhagwat On the work front Aamir is prepping up for release of his production Secret Superstar He would next appear in Thugs of Hindostan co-starring Amitabh Bachchan For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 23 2017 2:02 am Top News Yash Jagdale displayed exquisite form to hit an unbeaten double century and steer Pharande Cricket Academy ‘A’ to a massive 201-run win over Dominic Cricket Academy in the Inter-Academy Pharande Cup 2017 here on Friday Batting first at the Law College ground Pharande CA had Yash held the centrestage with an unbeaten innings of 211 off just 86 balls including 37 hits to the boundary helping the team pile on a mammoth 264/1 in 25 overs Yash was also involved in a huge 257-run (120 balls) second-wicket partnership with Srikhant Narvekar (25 no) In reply Domnic CA were bundled out for 62 in 191 overs with Om Pharande (4/14) and Gaurav Pore (3/8) displaying brilliant bowling spells The win for Pharande CA was their second in Group-B while Dominic CA suffered second loss In another encounter Stadium Cricket Club beat Parab Sports Cricket Academy by 79 runs Batting first Stadium CC scored 184/2 with Yash Tunge (86; 45 balls 9×4) top scoring and Akhilesh Gavale (65; 54 balls 5×4) giving ideal support In reply Parab SCA could muster 105 after all-rounder Yash Tunge (4/20) came up with a splendid spell Pratik Shelar 32 (33 balls) waged a lone battle for the losers There will be no matches on Sunday and Monday For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 5,had alleged that Dhoble raided his restaurant around 6 pm on December 5. read more

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