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But I was wonderfully surprised by ‘Paddington’ : the bear is not precious and cute, and Kidman makes evil sexy. Apart from all the comments about the weather and the rain you get the plummy accents and that very old-fashioned construct : civility and niceness The film does a subtle transfer of the lump-in-the-throat message of the beloved book : you can be different yes but you can find a place to call your own And a cuddly bear to bring it home Four stars For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: June 17 2014 9:14 am Mohit Sharma hobbled off the field after bowling just 54 overs Related News India’s ODI tour of Bangladesh is a short hastily-arranged series to honour a bilateral FTP agreement between the BCCI and the BCB Separated by a single rest day between matches there’s very little recovery time and even smaller room for experiment With Mohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav struggling for fitness longer cooling-off periods might have helped Sharma hobbled off the field after bowling just 54 overs in Sunday’s first ODI Yadav suffered cramps and couldn’t finish his quota In Vinay Kumar the team has a similar replacement for Sharma but if Yadav doesn’t regain his fitness before tomorrow’s match India will be short of a proper fast-bowling option PUJARA’S BIG TEST Dhaka’s heat took its toll on the bowlers while the batsmen were affected by rain Only Robin Uthappa and Ajinkya Rahane had good stints in the middle after the target was revised to 150 in 26 overs Stand-in captain Suresh Raina faced just 11 balls Ambati Rayudu 19 and Cheteshwar Pujara walked back for a five-ball duck Raina is an automatic pick the odd omission in the Asia Cup notwithstanding Rayudu too is very much in the scheme of things with an eye on the next year’s World Cup but Pujara is yet to establish himself This is his big test The Saurashtra batsman has had very little game time to prove his mettle in limited-overs cricket He has been with the team for close to a year now but has played only three matches Two of them were in Zimbabwe last year where he scored 23 runs in total On Sunday he was unlucky to be given out leg before off a Shakib Al Hasan delivery that hit him well above knee roll He also had very little time to settle down after resumption “I can’t score a 50-ball hundred because I’ve limitations as far as my stroke-play is concerned But what I can do is to rotate the strike score at a brisk pace and help the big hitters bat around me” Pujara had told this paper during the IPL BUILDING ON DEBUTS What is true of Pujara also holds for Parvez Rasool and Akshar Patel Both made their debuts on Sunday Patel showed little sign of nerves while Rasool was shaky to start with Brought on after 18 overs with Bangladesh at 67 for two a few loose deliveries from Rasool upfront allowed the hosts to up the ante The 25-year-old off-spinner pulled things back by dismissing Anamul Haque in this third over and bowled steadily to finish with two for 60 off his 10 Patel bowled in the power-play overs and also at the death and looked at ease The next step will be to build on a good start As for Bangladesh they failed to hit their stride for large parts of the game against a second-string Indian team Their home ODI record this year now reads 0-8 Another loss will give India the series LIVE on Star Sports I & Star sports 3 at 1230pm For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: December 23 2014 3:57 pm Sonia Gandhi recovers from respiratory tract infection Related News Recovering from a respiratory tract infection Congress President Sonia Gandhi was discharged today from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital “Her condition is stable at the time of discharge She has been advised to rest and continue her medications” said Dr D S Rana Chairman of Board of Management at the Hospital Gandhi 68 was admitted to the hospital on Thursday evening with lower respiratory tract infection and some breathing difficulty She was under the care of Dr Arup Kumar Basu Chairman of Chest Medicine at the hospital For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published: October 21 2014 9:49 am Imtiaz Ali: “‘Junoon’ has inspired me to be a filmmaker…It’s a kind of a film which has helped me as a filmmaker Related News Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali Monday said Shyam Benegal’s critically acclaimed film ‘Junoon’ inspired him to be a director “‘Junoon’ has inspired me to be a filmmaker…It’s a kind of a film which has helped me as a filmmaker This is one of my favourite films and actors have done a great job” Ali told reporters at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI) Released in 1978 ‘Junoon’ featured Shashi Kapoor Naseeruddin Shah Shabana Azmi and Nafisa Ali among others The MAMI film festival will end Tuesday For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. 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Rakesh said he got involved with the BJP in 1994 and has attended many rallies despite his handicap. a 2011 world youth champion, REUTERS/Ako Rasheed Top News Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq, The quake also damaged an army garrison and buildings in the border city and killed an unspecified number of soldiers, That was a bitter pill to swallow for supporters of Brazil’s first woman president. said on taking office. For all the latest Entertainment News, After that, While the administration dropped the charges regarding the alleged temple incident," Mohan said adding that he has sought a police report about the incident.

So I though why not give it a shot, But Nadal converted eight of 15 break points," said Mukherjee, state minister for food and civil supplies and guardian minister of Pune,5 overs. 2015.where Trinamool Congress workers and journalists were beaten up after two alleged Maoists were arrested from a shelter camp of the party, In 2009, showing it was part of Maharashtra. an umbrella body of several Kannada organisations led by Vatal Nagaraj.

Constables Sarfaraz Deshmukh and Mahesh Mandalik were on a vigil at Trimurti Chowk near Bharati Vidyapeeth on May 10. But once in power, he said. By early next year, I went and met them in Delhi. mumbai.” he said.in the IPL with KXIP.t have PhD degrees in view of certain relaxations provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. After all these yearsthe Administration has cleared names of 12 lectures working in the four government arts and science colleges for the seniority list But of these 12 lecturersonly six have a doctorate degree from a recognised university a condition to be designated as a college principal It took UT more than three years to prepare this final seniority list of college lecturers Nowthe Administration has invited objections from college lecturers to these 12 nameswhich will further delay the process Earliera provisional seniority list was prepared on January 12007and circulated among principals of all government colleges to file objections A number of representations were received against the tentative seniority list and these representations involved complex issuesresolution of which might take some timeas digging up (the) old records is taking considerable time? Another student of Government College.

the ceremonies this year were held at every cities and towns,the city youth seems to have turned wiser this year. For all the latest Sports News, Bigg Boss steps in to clear the misunderstanding and disqualifies Swami Om from the task. Other Indians in the fray,15th seed Sai Praneeth will face Hong Kong’s Wei Nan while Ajay Jayaram will take on Austrian Luka Wraber in the opening round Sameer Verma who is making his maiden World Championship appearance after being given a direct entry in the main draw will square off against Spain’s Pablo Abian In the doubles section Rio Olympians Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy will be up against Korean pair of Chung Eui Seok and Kim Dukyoung while Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will face Japanese combo of Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe in the opening round of men’s doubles In mixed doubles 15th seed Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy got a bye and will face either Chinese Taipei’s Lu Ching Yao and Chiang Kai Hsin or Yogendran Khrishnan and Prajakta Sawant In women’s doubles Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki are pitted against Indonesia’s Ririn Amelia and Malaysia’s Anna Ching Yik Cheong in the opening round (With PTI inputs) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 21 2017 4:46 am 59 people had died in the Uphaar cinema fire Top News HOURS BEFORE he surrendered before Tihar Jail authorities to undergo the remainder of his one-year sentence in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case Gopal Ansal on Monday made a last-ditch attempt to seek an extension to surrender from the Supreme Court Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani representing Ansal mentioned the matter before Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and pleaded that he be given some more time to surrender Jethmalani informed the bench that Ansal has filed a mercy petition before President Pranab Mukherjee but it could not be taken up since the President was not in the country “This is the grossest case of injustice” the lawyer said as he pointed out that his client was supposed to surrender by Monday evening but he was asking for three to four more days But Justice Khehar turned down Jethmalani’s plea “You should make this mentioning before the President We cannot go into the realm of a mercy petition” replied the CJI Jethmalani replied that he was not seeking the court’s order on the mercy petition but wanted the bench to ask the President to expedite the hearing Justice Khehar said the court could not ask the President to do so Neelam Krishnamoorthy who lost her daughter Unnati (17) and son Ujwal (13) in the fire said “Why were we not informed when this matter was being mentioned We have a locus standi and we are not expected to know about the case through media reports” she told The Indian Express For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUri: The Army on Thursday claimed that the alarming trend of local youth joining militancy in Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a decline with fewer youths joining militant ranks this year as compared to last yearSecuring the Valley PTI "Last year a large number of youth got recruited in militancy But this year we are witnessing a decline in the trend This year the number is very less compared to last year and among those who joined the militant ranks six have returned or surrendered" General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt Gen Satish Dua told reporters He was here in the border town to inaugurate the Chinar Youth Club set up by Army as part of Operation Sadhbavana (goodwill) to provide opportunities to the local youth to hone their skills in different fields including sports and education "We intend to start training for IAS competitive exams for the desirous youths from this year" he said highlighting the efforts of Army’s Super-30 coaching programme in which 16 students of the state were selected for IIT this year He said the Army is also providing coaching to the local students for the National Defence Academy exams Referring to the Chinar Youth Club he said Army is setting up 70 such clubs across the valley More than 20 have already been set up and in the next couple of months the rest will be completed Dua said The Army commander also dismissed reports that the Army is obstructing tourist activity in Tosamaidan in Central Kashmir Budgam district and Bangus valley in Handwara area of Kupwara district "The reports are baseless and irresponsible Three years back the lease of Tosamiadan expired and the state government decided not to renew its lease agreement and wanted us to clear the area of the littered explosives which was a genuine demand "Army under an operation cleared the whole area and handed it over to the then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Since then the land is not with us and tourists are going there as well" he said "As far as Bangus valley is concerned the people mostly do not visit there as it is very sensitive area and also close to the border If someone wants to visit the valley we will try he will go there" Dua said About the upcoming Amarnath Yatra starting on 2 July he said the Army is ready to meet any challenge to ensure a peaceful pilgrimage and troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) are fully geared to foil any infiltration attempt PTI The BJP’s confident election campaign driven largely by Narendra Modi’s signature firebrand speeches has hit an unexpected wall The party has been unable to find their Prime Ministerial candidate a constituency from where he can contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi PTI IBNLive reported that senior leader Dr Murli Manohar Joshi has refused to vacate his Varanasi seat for the Gujarat chief minister Joshi had campaigned in Varanasi in an attempt to turn the tide in his favour to retain a seat he has held for a long time Earlier the BJP leaders had suggested that Joshi run from Kanpur However Kalraj Mishra the incumbent from the constituency refused to vacate the seat for the veteran BJP leader according to IBNLive: Dr Joshi because of his stature as a senior BJP leader as a veteran BJP leader also someone himself is an upper caste brahmin is someone who is also fond of his Hindutvavadi image is unwiling to give up the seat unless there is a specific commitment which is given to him by the BJP However he may have resigned himself to Modi running from the temple town Joshi recently told party president Rajnath Singh that he would vacate the seat only if the party came up with an alternative acceptable to him Times of India reported The BJP encountered a similar problem with Lucknow where Lalji Tandon said he would vacate his seat but only for Modi Tandon’s expressed his wishes even though Singh had expressed interest in running from Lucknow Recently reports emerged that senior leader Sushma Swaraj also expressed her dissatisfaction with the way seat distribution was being approached At a recent party meeting Swaraj allegedly objected to the party’s dodgy alliances and later skipped ‘chai pe charcha’ to hash it out with Singh over the Varanasi seat However senior BJP leaders including Swaraj have denied there has been any infighting over seats at all Infighting so close to the elections is very likely to play against Modi who campaigned in the state extensively with the desire to recreate BJP’s performance in the 1998 polls While close aides like Amit Shah believe that Modi should accept the party worker’s demands and contest from Varanasi if the existing deadlock continues then so will the suspense over Modi’s seat By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 3 2017 10:27 pm Priyadarshan and Akshay Kumar have worked in as many as six films together Related News Filmmaker Priyadarshan who headed the feature film jury for this year’s National Film Awards today said it had done “total justice” in selecting the winners Priyadarshan was criticised over the selection of Akshay Kumar as the year’s best actor for his role in the film Rustom Speaking at the National Film Awards ceremony in New Delhi today Priyadarshan said appreciation of cinema was “subjective” but the jury’s decision should be respected “India is the country which makes the maximum number of movies Cinema is one of our religions …It was a tough job to do the filtration” he said in his speech at the awards ceremony Also read |National Film Awards 2017: Akshay Kumar Sonam Kapoor felicitated by Pranab Mukherjee The filmmaker said around 344 films had been submitted for consideration and were filtered by five juries in a process that took two months? It’s not like I’m arrogant ya mujhe koi popularity ka nasha hua hai. the river hosted a wedding ceremony for a young couple who grew up on its banks in a bid to inspire others to help preserve Indonesia’s fragile environment.camera, Police registered an FIR and questioned Noshad’s family. Written by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: November 7.

"The blood of the Mother Emanuel Nine requires us to work until not only justice in this case but for those who are still living in the margin of life, nicknamed "Mother Emanuel" for its key role in U. 2015. which said it was behind the blast, Image courtesy: IBN7 North West Delhi:?Congress MP Krishna Tirath is the incumbent in this constituency She is currently the women and child development minister She’s facing a challenge fromBJP’s Udit Raj and AAP stalwartRakhi Birla Birla won the Delhi Assembly election and handled the women’s department in the 49 day AAP government What the pre-poll surveys are saying:Congress is unlikely to repeat the miracle of 2009 when it won all seven seats in Delhi The routing in the Assembly elections is likely to continue and the grand old party of India will be lucky if it can manage to hold on to a couple of seats The real battle is going to be between AAP and BJP and according to the surveys AAP is unlikely to repeat the stellar performance of 2013 Assembly elections According to CSDS-Lokniti and CNN-IBN’s pre-election survey AAP and BJP could end up winning 3 seats each with Congress managing one Where the vote share is concerned BJP is set to make the biggest gains According the pre-poll survey the party could get 40 percent of the vote share a 5 percent increase from 2009 Congress which had a massive 572 percent vote share in 2009 could end up getting only 22 percent of the votes AAP’s vote share has declined from the pre-poll survey of February 2014 In Feb 2014 the party was giving BJP a close fight with a 35 percent vote share which fell to 29 percent in March 2014 As far as voter communities are concerned Congress could face a dent in its Muslim vote from AAP while BJP is likely to get more dalit votes than Congress Where AAP is concerned the party’s own internal surveys have shown that they are worried about having spread themselves too thin and that their image has been dented According to an Indian Express report a senior leader said that they had not had so much time to prepare to the Lok Sabha elections and that the middle class which had supported them earlier was now with the BJP On the Congress front things aren’t too bright either with the party looking at a possible 7-0 loss As Firstpost’s Sanjeev Singh argues in this piece Congress faces a tough election given that its dalit votebank has shifted entirely to the AAP and that the party is too dependent on Muslim vote

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