Pravin and Meeta Mehta, We cannot wait for the tankers because we are daily wage labourers. Bhalla takes Amartya Sen?silly? He ignores the fact that if 1000 people are dying of starvationthen a rather large number must be on the verge of death as well By ignoring the impact of food security on these peopleBhalla engineers the Rs 50 lakh statistic Gurpreet S Goraya Kharar Truants in chief * This refers to For more than half of sittings in LSSoniaRahul absent (IEAugust 5) It seems thatmore often than notSonia and Rahul Gandhi have not been present at Parliament On the other handsenior BJP leaders LK Advani and Rajnath Singh attended over 80 per cent of the 15th Lok Sabhas sittings LK Advani is considerably older than Rahul Gandhiand yet he has outperformed him substantially Having said thatit is understandable if one stays away from Parliament because of illness It is amusing that Sonia Gandhi has now asked the Congress floor managers to ensure the maximum possible attendance of Congress MPs in both Houses Deepak Chikramane Mumbai Bleak House * This refers to Doing Housework (IEAugust 5) Parliament is an institution that is vital to sustaining a healthy democracy It is a forum to discuss lawsdebate important issuesquestion government policy and give vent to grievances But in recent sessionsmembers have shown utter disregard for the institution through disruptions and walkouts Bills have been passed with little discussion The opposition should be more responsible and less apocalyptic in raising issues At the same timethe ruling party must give the opposition legitimate space to play its role Anchit Mathur Delhi Birds of a feather * Reacting to Congress president Sonia Gandhis letter to the prime minister asking for justice for Durga Shakti NagpalSamajwadi Party leaders have asked why she didnt write a similar letter in the case of the victimisation of Ashok Khemkathe Haryana cadre IAS officer who took on her son-in-lawRobert Vadra The Congress is making all the rightpolite noises now But it is also guilty of victimising straightforward bureaucratswhoin trying to enforce the lawclash with the partys interests MC Joshi Lucknow For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 5 2017 9:33 am Salman Khan in the foreword writes about Asha Parekh’s influence in his life Top News Before he launches legendary actor Asha Parekh’s biography on April 10 superstar Salman Khan has written a foreword to the book which reads like his love letter to an era gone by A superstar himself Salman wonders in the book why Asha a hit mascot left the glamour world in 1973 and never looked back Referring to the 74-year-old actor as the representative of the swinging era of the 1960s and a true all-rounder in the film industry Salman seems to be missing the time when there were ‘no compromises no need for self-publicity 24×7 no catering to a single screen or a multiplex audience’ He mentions how her classic hits like Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai Teesri Manzil Mera Gaon Mera Desh Kati Patang and Caravan cannot be remade ever because now the fight is not about how to be true to films but who to cast and who would mint money He writes “Happy endings the kind which were ordained for Ashaji and her heroes are not possible any longer It all depends on which hero or heroine is marketable when a sequel is launched Ashaji did not have to face such commercial necessities What if a Kati Patang 2 was ever conceived What if Rajesh Khanna or Ashaji were shown to be having differences What if either of them was substituted by another star Would the sequel match the romantic appeal of the original” In the foreword he also recalls a story about Asha Parekh shared by his father Salim Khan “My dad Salim Khan remembers that a film would be snapped up by the distributors and exhibitors if Ashaji was the heroine Newcomers as well as the leading music directors of the time would be inspired to compose some of their best songs for her She did justice to the songs by performing them with amazing ease whether the number was purely Indian or westernized in its rhythm” Also read |Salman Khan’s rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur is now a part of the family and we have proof By the end of the foreword he mentions that he or any other Khan in the industry is blessed to have her as a family friend “All of us Khans have been blessed Ashaji has been a family friend We may not see her regularly but we know she is there for us and we are there for her just a phone call away She joins us for our festive celebrations for the Ganpati puja Christmas and Eid…” He continues “‘Achha Toh Hum Chalte Hain…’ went the lyrics of one of her songs She can never say goodbye really Because movie stars may come and go but Asha Parekh will remain in our hearts forever” The biography has been penned by Khalid Mohammad which will be launched on April 10 by Salman Khan in Mumbai For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: July 31 2017 2:04 pm Thanks to songs like Jab se tere naina and Chand Sifarish Shaan became one of the favourite playback singers in the country Related News “Deewangi Deewangi” hitmaker Shaan has a strong belief in himself and says he can compete with any artiste including Arijit Singh — one of the busiest Bollywood singers He also feels he is still relevant and has no reason to quit the industry anytime soon Shaan 44 began his musical journey at a very young age After doing some jingles he burst onto the pop scene with his sister Sagarika in the 1990s Thanks to songs like Jab Se Tere Naina and Chand Sifarish he became one of the favourite playback singers in the country But a lot has changed since then Asked about the growing competition in the field Shaan said “I don’t think there is competition in music It’s all about co-existing finding your own space and evolving I do have a strong belief in myself and that is important I believe that I can compete with any new (artiste)… Even if it’s Arijit That is my opinion about myself I’m allowed that much The day I feel I can’t do this anymore and that people are miles ahead of me then I will be the first one to leave I’m still relevant” He doesn’t see why he should quit now “I can sing the same song the same range with better clarity with better energy with more positive vibe which is required for today’s generation The song needs to reach out to them and comfort them I see a lot of… sense of despair and helplessness even in the singing There is no calm or comfort There is a certain desperation Even if it’s romantic songs It’s gotta go” he said He has been keeping himself busy Earlier this month his project — a mash-up of “Gazab ka hai din” and “Bawara mann” for T-Series’ “Mixtape” — released What about original songs “I’ve not been proactive in my career I’ve been very lucky that people have come forward with offers of songs and TV shows I’ve enjoyed this career without doing much for it But at this point I feel that when there are just a few more years if I just sit back and have this attitude work will dry out “So I’m composing new material I’m starting my own YouTube channel I’m getting a little proactive now” said the singer who has even hosted and judged singing based reality shows Any plans of teaming up with his sister again “The problem is that my sister is not here She has her own space and even when she comes here (in Mumbai) she is busy meeting all her old friends and catching up Now her kids have grown up so maybe she can dedicate some time to music Her voice is still magical Time is running out and we should do something quickly” said the “Tanha dil” crooner who gave hits like “Aisa hota hai” with Sagarika Shaan will soon turn 45 and his ‘to do’ list is an exhaustive one “I’m happy that I have not slowed down… physically I play tennis at my own pace I love sports Maybe I will be a little slower My boys (two sons) are growing up The elder son is faster than me It’s good They keep me on my feet and keep me young” he said “My bucket list includes travelling and seeing a lot of places I’ve been doing that and I want to continue doing that Music wise… I want to do different genres of music Maybe do a sufi song or an English single collaborate with more young artistes” he added He surely isn’t slowing down as he has a web series coming up too “I will be working on a web series It’s ambitious I’m going to do a little bit of acting” he said This would be his next acting project after the 2014 dud Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya “I’d like to call that one big joke The web series … it’s too early to talk about It’s very interesting and wonderful It’s something that will be a landmark for me” he concluded For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsVaranasi: Narendra Modi has been denied permission for one of the two rallies in Varanasi city tomorrow the BJP said today terming the move as "unprecedented" and "unheard of" Modi was supposed to hold two rallies in the constituency tomorrow but permission for one of the rallies is yet to be given the party said In Varanasi ADM(city) MP Singh told PTI that they received the application seeking permission for the rally yesterday and the decision will be taken by 5 pm BJP media in-charge of Kashi region Sanjay Bhardwaj said they had sought permission for Modi’s rally at Beniabagh ground and another at Jagatpur ground in Rohania He said the district administration is yet to give permission for Beniabagh ground rally Flaying the district administration BJP leader Arun Jaitley said "I don’t know who is interfering but the returning officer of this constituency is a threat to free and fair election" Narendra Modi Agencies BJP said it has written to Chief Election CommissionerSampath against the local electoral officer and has demandedhis removal? “We have told the Governor that as the constitutional head, Dr Anil Jain.
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s senior veteran athlete? In chessAvni Kumar of Central ZoneLucknow and Daya Pandey of UP Van Nigam occupied the top spot in the mens and womens sectionrespectively In tug-of warEastern Zone Gorakhpur; in footballCentral ZoneLucknow; in volleyball UP Van Nigam; in kabaddi Eastern ZoneGorakhpur while in 4×100 m race (mens open and veterans category)Central ZoneLucknow bagged the top honours Imran shines A devastating four wicket haul by M Imran (4 for 14 in six overs) and an unbeaten 43-run knock by M Sameer helped Soni Cricket Club in defeating Lucknow Cricket Foundation (LCF) by eight wickets in a league match of the XIth Babu Banarsi Das C division cricket leagueat LDA StadiumLucknow on Wednesday Batting firstLCF which was short of one playerscored 113 runs losing nine wickets in 23 overs in the 35 overs-a-side match In replySoni Cricket Club was able to attain the set mark in 16 overs with eight wickets to spare For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe number of deaths in jetliner disasters spiked last year despite there being fewer accidents in total an international airline industry group said Monday The International Air Transport Association said in its annual safety report that 641 people died in airline accidents in 2014 Its figures don’t include the 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over Ukraine There were 210 deaths in 2013 and the five year average is 517 deaths IATA said last year was marked by two “extraordinary and tragic events” both involving Malaysia Airlines: Flight 17 and earlier in the year the disappearance of Flight 370 which was carrying 239 people The IATA numbers don’t count Flight 17 because the plane was shot down by anti-aircraft weapons and so wasn’t classified as an accident The number of fatal airplane crashes fell to 12 last year from 16 the previous year and the five year average of 19 The group said that translated into one serious accident in which an aircraft is destroyed or severely damaged for every 44 million flights a record low In 2013 the so-called hull loss rate was one plane written off for every 24 million flights IATA Director-General Tony Tyler said flying overall was getting safer despite a string of recent disasters involving Asian carriers that has raised concerns about flight safety and left the region’s serious accident rate higher than the global average “It would be a mistake to think that flying in Asia is unsafe but it would also be naive to think there were no issues at all” Tyler said Airlines have expanded rapidly over the past decade in Asia particularly in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia straining the region’s aviation infrastructure and runway capacity and forcing carriers to scramble for pilots Three of last year’s 12 plane crashes involved jet aircraft and accounted for the bulk of the deaths In December an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people crashed into the Java Sea In July an Air Algerie jet went down in Mali during bad weather killing all 116 aboard The nine other crashes involved turboprop aircraft including a TransAsia ATR-72 that crashed in July on the Penghu island chain in the Taiwan Strait killing 58 people Another TransAsia turboprop crashed in February this year killing more than 40 people denouncing a “flagrant violation of international law and an act of aggression”.Singh?LeT,though the evidence of complicity of these entities in terrorist attacks within India is overwhelming. You just can’t look at one component” and generalise it for the entire taxation structure, That was enough evidence to show that the Congress was only playing small politics – not upholding a larger public cause – when it had decided to dig in on the 18 percent cap. what their fathers told them at bedtime. many challenges exist for the children. who is often seen experimenting with her looks.
Ravi Bopara, Deputy Registrar (IT) Kiran Bobade said, For all the latest Chandigarh News, Just like Kejriwal’s.