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was runnerup in 10.” ‘Galti ho gayi ji’.s escape from police custody on April 10. The burden to provide health and education facilities then falls on Chandigarh, says Sharma The areas surrounding Chandigarh like Mohali and Zirakpur have not witnessed planned development With its numerous housing societiesZirakpur is an urban jungle Howeverthere is little in terms of facilities that are present here In factduring peak hoursthe traffic congestion in the city is quite high This is because of the floating population from the adjoining areas The proposal of the Punjab government to develop Mullanpur and rename it New Chandigarh is being looked at with apprehension Dr Rajnish Wattasformer principal of Chandigarh College of Architecture and member of the Master Plan Committeesays that Chandigarh is the biggest urban experiment and there is a need to preserve it There is no infrastructure in the peripheral areas The number of hospitals and educational institutions is not adequate The city has to deal with traffic congestion due to vehicles from adjoining areas Our main roads like Madhya Marg and Dakshin Marg are choked due to traffic movement from one state to the other? ?Pardeshi said his administration had decided to upgrade the public toilet facility after The Indian Express highlighted the plight of slum residents in July last year. 2013 10:50 pm Related News NP Singh,this move would help stop leakage in the process of collection of entertainment tax. Karan is expecting a lot from his next big release and we are doing the same. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is set to release on Diwali.

he said. Moreover,this loss has denied them an ease and certainty to automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup to be played in England For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Ashutosh Varshney | Published: June 27 2013 5:01 am Related News The numbers dont add upwithout a pooling of anti-Congress votes Now that Nitish Kumar has left the NDAthe scenarios for the next general elections are acquiring greater clarity The key question is: Can a Narendra Modi-led BJP win power without broad-based political alliances During 1998-2004Nitish Kumar (JD-U)Mamata Banerjee (TMC)Naveen Patnaik (BJD) and Chandrababu Naidu (TDP) used to be part of the NDA Kumar left recentlythe other three some years back Can BanerjeePatnaik or Naidu somehow return to the NDA As I argue latersomething like that may well be necessary Banerjee is trying to create an enduring social bloc in West Bengal against the CPM Without Muslimsconstituting nearly a quarter of the total state electoratea long-lasting base against the left is virtually inconceivable An alliance with Modiit followsis improbable Patnaiks objections to Modi have already been strongly articulated The TDPs situation is somewhat unclearbut its decision may not matter all that much if its share of seats does not significantly rise The TDP won 29 seats in 1999but it shrank to 5-6 seats in 2004 and 2009 Beyond the Akali DalShiv Sena and the AGP all smalleven miniscule the AIADMK is perhaps the only substantial regional party likely to support the BJP At the time of the 1998 and 1999 electionsthe NDA was a coalition of 13 to 17 parties (rising to over 20 after the elections) The pooling of anti-Congress votes was so effective that it allowed the NDA to come to power That capacious network has all but collapsed Advanis critique of Modi isin partabout the pooling effect A Vajpayee-like coalition buildinghe believesis necessary to defeat the UPAand Modis unacceptability beyond a few parties makes such pooling impossible Against Advanis viewa new trope has started emerging in BJP politics Many believe that even if a broad-based political alliance cannot be constructed before the electionsa post-election alliance is perfectly within the realm of possibilityassuming a Modi-led BJP repeats its 1998 or 1999 performancewinning 180-plus seats instead of its current 117 Modithey thinkcan make that happen The regional partiesthenwill ally with the BJPfor the BJP will have the best chance of coming to power Can Modis leadership make it possible for the BJP to win 180-plus seatsor something close to thatin 2014 What are the odds When the BJP won 182 seats in 1998 and 1999it captured 256 and 237 per cent of the national vote respectively In 2009it won a mere 188 per cent (and 116 seats) Thoughunder certain exceptional circumstancesone can show that a party can win 180 seats in Indias Parliament with only 18-20 per cent of the national votea more reasonable assumption is that 24-25 per cent of the national vote willin all probabilitybe required for 180-plus seats In shortModi needs to raise the BJPs vote by 5-6 percentage points In 2014the size of the electorate is expected to be a little over 800 million Assuming a 60-62 per cent turnoutwe will have roughly 500 million voters A 5-6 per cent increase in the BJPs vote essentially means that Modi will have to deliver an additional 25-30 million votes A shift of roughly similar percentagesif not absolute magnitudeshas taken place in Indias electoral history four times: twice in favour of the Congress from 1977 to 1980and from 1980 to 1984; and twice for the BJP from 1989 to 1991and from 1996 to 1998 In principlethereforethe possibilities of a huge Modi uplift cannot be ruled out Howeversome complications are worthy of note In three out of these four instancesthe circumstances were exceptionalmeaning not easily replicable The vast 1977 dip in Congress vote was due to the Emergency; and in 1984the Congress was an immense beneficiary of Indira Gandhis assassination The 1989 to 1991 jump in the BJPs vote was mostly due to the Ayodhya movement A return of the Ayodhya fervour is unlikely today The most relevant comparison is with the great increase in the BJPs vote from 1996 to 1998 What was that on account of The Ayodhya movement was past its peakand the vote share of the BJP had barely risen between the two previous elections1991 and 1996 There is no escape from the conclusion that the vast increase in the BJPs 1998 vote was in large part due to alliances A lot of the anti-Congress vote that would have gone to other parties landed in the BJPs basket because those parties had entered an alliance with the BJP This is the basis for Advanis view of the political possibilities today Modito himis not a maker of broad alliances a la Vajpayee; he breaks them But no ambitious leader has ever believed that history is fully constraining Trailblazers make history They are not its prisoners It is clear that Modi feels he belongs to the history-defying category of leaders But 25-30 million additional votes Can a defiance of history produce that Modis base beyond Gujarat is the urban middle class His record on Hindu-Muslim relations might have repelled alliesbut for many urban Indiansthat is not the main issue They are drawn to his Gujarat economic modelwhich has delivered a nearly 10 per cent annual growth rate for a decadean achievement of Chinese proportions The fact that Gujarats health and education indicators are mediocre does not dampen their enthusiasm And to a large extentthey are right A 10 per cent growth rate maintained for so long is almost certain to lift social indicators before longand also attack poverty systematicallyas it did in China The problemshoweverare three fold Firstbeyond Gujaratthe rural folkwho still determine Indias election resultshave not heard of the Gujarat model And it is virtually impossible to turn rural constituencies around in a matter of months It is a longer political project Secondit is also not clear thatbeyond Gujaratthe urban poor share the urban middle class passion for Modi And the numbers of the urban poor are substantial Thirdin southern and eastern Indiaeven in citiesthe BJPs presence is minimal In Bangalorewhere I am currently basedModis popularity appears to be confined primarily to the IT sectorthe institutions of higher education and the malls In ChennaiTrivandrumCochinHyderabad to name a few other southern cities the story is worse On the wholesouthern and eastern India account for roughly 40 per cent of Indias parliamentary seats With the partial exception of Karnatakathe BJPs presence in these two parts of India is slenderand Modis charisma unfelt Of the 500 million likely voters in 2014only 150 million will be urbanand of theseonly 90 million are in the west and north The BJP has already won a lot of these votes in the previous elections Can Modi really mobilise an additional 20-25 million votes from this northern and western poolassuming he can get 5 million more elsewhere The order is monumentally tall Advani may well have the last laugh next year unless a broad anti-Congress alliance can be constructed With urban India risingModis power to pull votes could be greater in the 2019 or 2024 electionsbut might fall well short in 2014 The writer is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences at Brown Universitywhere he also directs the India Initiative at the Watson Institute He is a contributing editor for The Indian Express [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Accra | Published: July 13 2017 2:39 pm Two-time continental champions Asante Kotoko have won the Ghana league a record 24 times (Source: File) Top News A bus carrying Ghanaian soccer team Asante Kotoko was involved in an accident on Wednesday that left several players and officials needing hospital treatment the team said The Kumasi-based club were returning home from a Ghana Premier League game against Inter Allies in Accra when their bus struck a stationary vehicle No fatalities have been reported though several players are receiving treatment “Players and officials on our team bus returning to Kumasi after our game with Inter Allies in Accra have been involved in an accident” the team said on their official Twitter feed “The accident occurred around 21:45 at Nkawkaw when our bus ran into a stationary vehicle “Personnel on the bus are generally fine Some are however receiving treatment at the Holy Family Hospital Nkawkaw” The Ghana Football Association said it has dispatched a delegation to the hospital to offer support “Our thoughts and prayers are with Kumasi Asante Kotoko particularly the injured officials and players who are currently receiving treatment” the GFA added in a statement Two-time continental champions Asante Kotoko have won the Ghana league a record 24 times For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: I&B Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday made it clear that government has no intention of interfering in the functioning of Prasar Bharati amidst reports that CEO of the public broadcaster Jawhar Sircar was planning to quit before his term ends in February next year over the issue The reports were also dismissed as "unfair and baseless" by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Venkaiah Naidu AFP "Reports about the likely replacement of Prasar Bharati CEO and that the present incumbent Sircar is upset due to alleged interference by the Government are totally baseless unfair and purely speculative" an I&B Ministry source said "The post of the CEO is not vacant as the present incumbent will be retiring in February 2017 All the media reports are purely speculative and are uncalled for The process for appointment of new CEO has not yet been initiated leave alone discussion about possible successor" the source said Sircar had last week said he was considering quitting and that he had thought "very strongly about that option. However I cannot run away until the final phase of transparency is assured Prasar Bharati’s future has to be ensured" Addressing a meeting to discuss issues and challenges being faced by the Prasar Bharati Naidu said the government would create an enabling environment for better working of the public broadcaster According to official sources"The Minister said the government has the highest regard for the Board of Prasar Bharati and has no intention of interfering in the functioning of the Corporation and on the contrary would only like to create an enabling environment for better functioning of Prasar Bharati" Naidu assured Prasar Bharati that its efforts to overcome various bottlenecks would be adequately supported by the I&B Ministry The I&B minister also expressed concern that many cable operators have not been carrying the mandatory Doordarshan channels on their networks and suggested setting up of suitable monitoring mechanisms Minister of State for I&B Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash Sircar and members of the board that runs the public broadcaster also attended the 90 minute-long presentation Naidu also stressed on the need to improve the content and quality of production so as to increase the viewership Sources said that Naidu in the meeting also mentioned that some unwanted speculative reports had appeared in the media about Prasar Bharati He emphasised that due processes would be followed Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 8 2012 2:58 am Related News A pedestrian was killed while two others were injured when a truck hit them near the road stretch between Railway Light Point and Transport Light Pointlate on Friday night The deceased has been identified as Sunil Kumar (30)a native of Bihar who was presently residing in Bapu Dham ColonySector 26 Kumar was into a business of supplying cigarettes to shopkeepers As per policethe accident took place around 10 pm near the bridge on the road stretch The truck which was coming from Manimajra sidereportedly lost control after one of its tyres burst As a resultthe truck hit Kumarwho was walking on the footpathand a scooter travelling on the road Kumar and the two scooter ridersSunil and Chandershekharwere rushed to a hospital Kumar succumbed to injuries at PGI in the wee hours of Saturday Meanwhile the truck driver fled from the spot and was yet to be arrested Kumar is survived by his wife and two children For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 13 2013 2:51 am Related News Finallyformer Punjab chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal is shifting to her new house number 8 in Sector 2 behind the house she currently occupies The move follows an ultimatum given by the Punjab and Haryana High Court that had ordered the completion of the Punjab governments eviction proceedings against Bhattal within six weeks starting April 27 Bhattal has been living in house number 46Sector 2which is right next to the chief ministers residence for the past two decades Since 2007 she has been living here in her capacity as the leader of the Opposition In 2012the house was allotted to Sunil Jakharthe new leader of the Oppositionand Bhattal was asked to shift out Howeverdespite all efforts of the governmentshe refused to shiftciting security reasons In MayBhattal was allotted house number 8 in Sector 2 from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badals poolkeeping in mind her demand to stay within the high-security ring around the Chief Ministers residence House number 8 had been allotted to Cabinet minister Gulzar Singh Ranike who did not want to shift out of his house in Sector 39 Bhattals staff has been shifting the household items to the new house in Gypsies and other vehicles since Thursday Since the distance between the two houses is not muchthe staff says they managed to make several trips in a day to shift the household items which have been packed Bhattal could not be contacted despite repeated attempts but her staff says she is setting the new house and the whole process of shifting could take another few days For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Associated Press | London | Updated: June 17 2015 12:56 pm John Hurt says he has been diagnosed with cancer but has no plans to stop working and is ‘more than optimistic’ about his future (Source: AP/Movie Still) Related News John Hurt says he has been diagnosed with cancer but has no plans to stop working and is ‘more than optimistic’ about his future The 75-year-old actor said on Tuesday that he was recently diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer He says he is undergoing treatment and is ‘more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome as indeed is the medical team’ Hurt’s major roles include gay-rights advocate Quentin Crisp in ‘The Naked Civil Servant’ an unfortunate astronaut in ‘Alien’ and John Merrick in ‘The Elephant Man’ for which he was Oscar-nominated He played wand maker Mr Ollivander in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II last year John Hurt said in ‘one of life’s small ironies’ he will soon star in ‘Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell’ for BBC radio For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: September 15 2016 1:36 pm According to Sushant Singh Rajput if MS Dhoni ever chooses to be an actor he will excel at it Top News Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is applauded by the world for his cricketing skills and trademark ‘helicopter shot’ is equally brilliant with his acting chops says Sushant Singh Rajput Sushant plays the role of the Indian skipper in the Sushant plays the role of the Indian skipper in the upcoming biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story The Kai Po Che star says he realised that Dhoni is a very good actor when the duo were shooting for an ad film together regarding the movie”He (Dhoni) is a very good actor If you watch one of “He (Dhoni) is a very good actor If you watch one of the videos we did where he is asking me what’s there in the film the scripted lines were just five-six I came up with some lines just like that and he reacted on them “Then I reacted then he did So he is a very good actor “Then I reacted then he did So he is a very good actor If you’re listening you’re an 80 per cent actor” Sushant said in an interview The 30-year-old actor believes if the cricketer ever decides to turn his way to Bollywood other actors might have to think of an alternate career “Well if he decides to be an actor then we need to think of Plan B because he is very good at whatever he decides (to do)” Sushant said To slip into the role of Dhoni and to successfully portray it on screen however was a task which Sushant realised early on in the film The actor for whom the happiest moment was “signing the contract” of the movie had to be careful to imbibe minute details of the cricketer which have made him iconic over the years”Normally when we do fictional characters we don’t have “Normally when we do fictional characters we don’t have a reference point But when you’re playing Dhoni you have a reference point Body language mannerism or may be playingstyle” Sushant said Also read |MS Dhoni biopic director Neeraj Pandey is not a Dhoni fan and there is areason “I had to take care of that too Because very quickly I realised that I could be very good in the film as an actor but I could still not be convincing if I don’t remind you of him Those were the things which we took care of so that there is no jerk” he said The actor said the biopic has made him a “better human being” and left him with some memorable moments during his interaction with Dhoni “I am a big fan so getting a chance talking to him he is answering my questions…in between in breaks I used to ask him how to hold a bat MS Dhoni telling you it’s surreal There are many things that’ll stay with me for a while” The preparation for the film Sushant said was in three different stages The script to understand the importance of the story mannerisms and diction and lastly cultivating the skill of cricket Now that the film is up for release the actor is confident of a “well made movie” and insists the motive in storytelling is not to over-dramatise any situation “In the film we don’t glorify anything or over-dramatise anything We don’t want to hide anything” he said MS Dhoni: The Untold Story also starring Kiara Advani and Disha Patani is scheduled to release on September 30 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: November 21 2011 1:25 am Related News Deserted state * The editorial Rudderless in Jaipur (IENovember 18) has aptly brought out the pathetic state of governance in Rajasthan Every department higher educationlaw and orderinfrastructure is in a tailspin This reshuffle is not going to make much difference; it is a smokescreen for fallacies There is a severe leadership crisis in the state and a total bankruptcy of ideas Rajasthan requires a major surgerythis patchwork wont do Suresh TahilianiJaipur Media counsel * This refers to Ansari for white paper on media regulation (IENovember 17) The media hounded Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju for his view that the media must be made responsible to an external body Every time there is any talk of external regulation of the mediait is vehemently opposed and self-regulation is promised Obviouslyit is a ploy to avoid accountability The broadcast media in particular must have an external regulator MC JoshiLucknow Pointing fingers * This refers to NREGS: Jairam writes to Maya again (IENovember 18) Irregularities in the disbursement of NREGS funds have been reported from time to time Reports show that the worst offenders are Congress-ruled Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh ThereforeUnion Rural Development Minister Jairam Rameshs suggestion that the irregularities in the implementation of this scheme in BSP-ruled UP should be investigated by the CBI smacks of political partisanship In facthis ministry should come out with a white paper on the functioning of this schemeshowing whether it has benefited the rural poor at all If it has notthe minister should plug the loopholes in its implementation VM SwarajChennai Fourgo the idea * The proposal by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to divide the state into four new states is a political stunt What makes her propose this split when the UP assembly elections are just a few months away It shows she is afraid of the forthcoming elections Bhagwan ThadaniMumbai Big chill * The editorial Winter session blues (IENovember 11) was a strong reminder not only to UPA 2 but also to the entire nation that unless we take remedial steps our economic situation may further worsen To salvage the situationreform measuresas you have saidare absolutely necessary Are we going to see them happen Saroj K PanigrahiMumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Marseille | Published: February 23 2017 3:26 am Daniil Medvedev (Source: File photo) Top News Daniil Medvedev upset eighth-seeded Benoit Paire 5-7 7-5 7-6 (4) in the first round of the Open 13 on Wednesday and defending champion Nick Kyrgios advanced to the quarterfinals The 21-year-old Medvedev rallied from a double break down in the decider after breaking his French opponent when Paire served for the match in the second set “I started to play some really good tennis in the third set especially in the tie-break” said Medvedev who reached his first final on the Tour at the Chennai Open earlier this year Paire’s fellow Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon enjoyed better fortune at the indoor hard-court tournament while Kyrgios eased past Malek Jaziri 6-4 6-2 The sixth-seeded Gasquet prevailed 7-5 6-2 against Mikhail Youzhny and Simon joined him in the quarterfinals after beating Julien Benneteau 6-2 2-6 6-3 in an all-French match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 5 2012 2:19 am Related News Following the Supreme Court orderSubhash Ghais Whistling Woods International said nearly 145 acreswhich is currently vacantwill be handed back to the government immediately The remaining 65 acres will be given back in 2014 after the present batches of students complete their courses The Bombay High Court had also ordered Ghai to pay Rs 5 crore as rent per year since 2000 This problem has cropped up due to administrative errors?

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