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For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by AVANEESH MISHRA | Lucknow | Published: August 11 2017 8:53 am According to the data provided by the office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) 46 of the new swine flu cases were detected at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) of Medical Sciences and rest 13 at the King George Medical University (KGMU) (Representational Image) Related News With two deaths and 59 new patients testing positive in the last two days the threat of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is rapidly increasing in the city Twenty of these new patients are children aged not more than 8 years The total count for swine flu patients since January has reached 209 in Lucknow and 368 in the state According to the data provided by the office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) 46 of the new swine flu cases were detected at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) of Medical Sciences and rest 13 at the King George Medical University (KGMU) “The two deaths were reported at the KGMU yesterday (Wednesday) However today we received the confirmation One of the patients is from the Chowk area and the other from the Buddheshwar area in Lucknow” Additional CMO Dr Sunil Rawat said On the spread of the virus Lucknow CMO Dr G S Bajpai said that they have been trying to inform people about proper prevention which is the only way to stop swine flu from spreading “One should always be careful when coming in contact with others Always cover your mouth through a mask or handkerchief As the season is changing one should be more careful and should isolate themselves if have any flu symptom like chills fever coughing sore throat runny or stuffy nose or bodyache” Bajpai added Meanwhile in between continuous drives running in the city to find and destroy dengue larvae four new patients of dengue also have been registered taking the total number to 37 and one death so far this year For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hardeep S Puri | Published: January 27 2015 12:37 am Related News The visit of an incumbent US president twice and as chief guest on India’s Republic Day for the first time ever is in and of itself significant Anyone with even a nodding acquaintance of foreign and security policy will know that bilateral relations with the US constitute one of the more important if not the most important bilateral relationships for India Only the uninitiated or those who habitually make assessments based on flawed assumptions and a profound misreading of where the world is headed would suggest otherwise The visit was important not only for the elevation of Indo-US ties for their own sake but also for the efforts at seeking convergence in areas other than bilateral those relating to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions particularly as reflected in the US-India joint strategic vision document As the world’s two largest democracies India and the US have worked over the last two decades to develop relations that have evolved steadily There are nearly 40 dialogue mechanisms in place demonstrating both the wide canvas and depth of the relationship It is useful to set aside the hype that usually accompanies summit-level interactions of this kind and seek a clinical perspective This necessarily requires ignoring commentators who are pathologically anti-US and those who salivate too easily at the prospect of doing business with the US The US is the world’s largest economy with a GDP of $18 trillion or more twice the size of the Chinese economy and nearly 10 times the Indian economy which has a GDP of less than $2 trillion Less than a year ago as a chief minister in election mode Narendra Modi had to be persuaded to receive the then US ambassador under instructions from Washington to signal a change of attitude when it became clear that the chief minister subject to a visa denial for over a decade would be the next prime minister of India Managing bilateral relations has not been easy The relationship has been accident prone Ever so often it comes to be viewed as being transactional rather than the strategic partnership it is billed to be What is important is the need to rescue the relationship from its lows and inject substance and content to give it traction that will generate momentum And here the pointers are positive Both President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Modi have called for forging deeper ties Obama has gone a step further He has said the relationship can be the defining partnership of the 21st century The election of the first African-American president of the US in 2008 was welcomed the world over as a celebration of democracy Two years before he steps down as the 44th president he looks good both in terms of his domestic achievements as well as his foreign policy record The election of Modi as India’s 15th prime minister was similarly a major cause of celebration in the world’s largest democracy The rest is history The newly elected prime minister displayed visionary statesmanship He readily accepted the invitation to visit Washington in September 2014 During that visit it was decided to establish a contact group to rescue the India-US civilian nuclear deal which Modi described as the cornerstone of a transformed relationship That group has accomplished in four months what could not be done in four years Still more important this has been accomplished without the need to revisit India’s domestic legislation on nuclear liability A categorical statement to that effect from Modi along with the assertion that what has been achieved is consistent with India’s international obligations should put at rest the continued whining and doubts of those who suggest that there has been a dilution of India’s position Commercial operationalisation will hopefully follow The solution found is market-based and innovative based on international best practices to suit Indian circumstances The government will indeed be contributing to the insurance pool for the first few years till the insurance companies are able to maintain it on their own However this will be an investment and the government will earn a share of the premium on this investment The profits if any go to the pool whose size will grow with time thus assuring easy and prompt payments The impact on the power plant’s cost would be minimal Even in the US operators pay an average of $1 million per year per site a small fraction of the total cost There will be no additional burden on the Indian taxpayer Whatever risk exists will be addressed through a risk management scheme This is where the insurance pool becomes important More work however remains to be done We will need to utilise the remaining two years of Obama’s terms to persuade the US to do the heavy lifting required to help us achieve full membership of the Export Control Regimes the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group the Missile Technology Control Regime the Australia Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement The decision to renew the decade-old defence cooperation agreement is significant This was expected and is again a pointer to the direction in which the two countries wish to develop relations The identification of four pathfinder projects for joint development and production under the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative should also not be dismissed lightly It could be the beginning of something significant if handled well A much greater challenge will lie in how enhanced economic cooperation investment and technology from foreign suppliers can be made to contribute to the “Make in India” campaign — especially since both countries want to give a boost to their manufacturing sector in an overall global climate of falling demand The UPA’s prime minister for 10 years Manmohan Singh often lamented that summit-level decisions are not followed up by our line ministries Will that change now that we have an elected prime minister heading a government with a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha and hopefully within two years in the Rajya Sabha There is room for optimism The writer a member of the BJP was India’s permanent representative to the UN in New York till early 2013 Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Published: April 20 2017 4:05 am The child’s parents Wednesday Abhishek Angad Top News A one-year-old boy came under the wheels of a car allegedly when the driver was trying to park the vehicle in Dwarka Sector 7 on Tuesday morning The toddler succumbed to the injuries later Police said they are yet to ascertain who was driving the car at the time Police said that people in the area confronted the man in the car but he said he had no knowledge of the incident and told the boy’s family to get in the car so he could take them to the hospital However according to the boy’s father Balkishan (25) the driver didn’t take them to the hospital but dropped them mid-way even as his son battled for his life The family then had to travel for an hour in an autorickshaw to reach Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital where the boy was declared brought dead This despite a private hospital being located barely 10 minutes from their home “He was breathing but a few minutes before we reached the hospital he was senseless He was our only child” said Balkishan His wife Kapoori sat next to him The incident took place around 955 am when the boy Bharat was playing near his home Family members said a neighbour discovered Bharat lying next to the vehicle and shouted out to the child’s mother Balkishan claimed “The driver said he did not do it but admitted he had reversed the car while parking There was blood on the tyres My son’s skull was crushed The driver agreed to drop us to a hospital But as soon as we reached Sector 1 he asked us to get down and hire an auto to take us to the hospital We begged him to help us and even offered him money but he said his friend has some emergency” Another neighbour Ami Chand claimed he showed police the accident spot and the blood on the car’s tyres A case has been registered under IPC sections 279 (rash driving) and 304A (death due to negligence) DCP (southwest) Surender Kumar said “We don’t know who the main accused is because there were around 15 cars parked in the locality The CCTV footage is not clear and it will take some time to nab the accused” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: December 15 2016 4:49 pm Atul Kulkarni who features in one of the short films which are part of the anthology movie Shor Se Shuruaat says he was interested in exploring the format which offers limited screen space and time Top News Critically acclaimed actor Atul Kulkarni who features in one of the short films which are part of the anthology movie Shor Se Shuruaat says he was interested in exploring the format which offers limited screen space and time Atul who features in Azad — one of the seven indie projects that make up Humara Movie banner’s “Shor Se Shuruaat” said in a statement: “I had never worked in a short format so I was pretty excited to try this form of storytelling” “As far as the subject of the film is concerned it’s extremely relevant The movie deals with freedom of speech and its inconveniences “As far as my role is concerned in a short film how and what you conceive is different from a feature film You are supposed to convey the entire story in 20 to 25 minutes since there’s only so much screen space and time It doesn’t have the luxury of many scenes and that kind of operation” On his role as Azad he said: “The character is pretty simple I play a part-time journalist who speaks his mind There’s a parallel story line that depicts his estranged relationship with his son so there are two very interesting tracks within the short” All projects in the anthology are based on a common theme of ‘shor’ (noise) Vinay Mishra co-founder of HumaraMovie said: “Shorts are a great way for big names to try something new and to experiment Unfortunately we don’t see much of that from the big names It would be great if they used their stature to push the envelope rather than use shorts to do more of the same “Their involvement be it Sanjay Mishra Atul Kulkarni Sakshi Tanwar as actors or Mira Nair Shyam Benegal Imtiaz Ali as mentors or Gulzar sahab or Rekha Bhardwaj singing has definitely given a much-needed impetus to a project like ‘Shor Se Shuruaat When big names like this are passionate about doing something new then it gives a tremendous boost to the medium and the people around” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Published: May 10 2017 10:30 am Related News Justin Bieber is all set to enthrall his Indian fans at the D Y Patil stadium today Canadian popstar who has a mesmerising international appeal arrived early on Wednesday morning today for his Purpose World Tour India concert He landed at 130 am along with his team of 120 people in a chartered plane at Mumbai’s Kalina airport The concert stage is set and Bieber fans are excited for his performance Justin Bieber is all set to enthrall his Indian fans at the D Y Patil stadium today Here’s the schedule of performances you will get to watch before Bieber actually comes on stage Also Beliebers need to follow these guidelines to make sure that they are in time for the concert 11 am: Box Office Opens This concert is one of the biggest performances to happen in India A 50-window box office has been set up at DY Patil Stadium for the first time to avoid congestion near entry and exit points enabling fans to skip long queues 3 pm: Gates Open Beliebers will have to reach the New Mumbai venue D Y Patil Stadium much before Justin Bieber starts performing himself Gates will open at 3 pm and all the fans will have to be inside the stadium before the gates close at 430 pm 4 pm Performance 1: Sartek It is a big moment for our homegrown DJ and music producer Sartek Sardana 28 who is performing at Bieber’s Purpose Tour concert in India for an hour from 4 pm to 5 pm Sartek is the first Indian DJ to perform at Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings and to have the releases on Beatport Top 100 charts He was also the opening act for Axwell Armin Van Buren Martin Garrix and Nicky Romero during their India tours Justin Bieber arrives at Mumbai’s Kalinaairport for his Purpose World Tour India concert 5 pm Performance 2: Zaeden Shahid Sharma aka Zaeden is a 23-year-old Indian DJ He is famous for his international gigs and remixes like Coldplay’s ‘Magic’ and ‘Animals’ by Maroon 5 He will be performing at the Justin Bieber India concert for an hour from 5 pm to 6 pm 6 pm Performance 3: Alan Walker Alan Walker also known as DJ Walkzzz the youngest in the lot of performers for the day The Norwegian music producer and DJ is loved for his 2015 single ‘Faded’ which went on to receiving platinum certification in over 10 countries He is ranked 55th on the DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list of 2016 He will be performing at the Bieber India concert for two hours from 6 pm to 8 pm 8 pm Highlight Performance 4: Justin Bieber And finally the moment all the Beliebers are waiting for The Canadian popstar and heartthrob will finally come on stage at 8 pm and will perform for one-and-a-half hours till 10 pm Here is is expected to perform on his hit numbers like ‘Where are you now’ ‘Boyfriend’ ‘Love yourself’ ‘Company’ ‘As long as you love me’ ‘What do you mean’ ‘Baby’ and ‘Purpose’ The show will feature fireworks confetti laser graphics on big screens and even gas bursts 45000 fans are expects to come in for the concert The show will be reportedly hosted by former Harry Potter girl Elarica Johnson Justin Bieber’s after party After the concert Bieber is expected to attend a black-tie boxing event that will see the presence of Bollywood actors like Arjun Rampal Tiger Shroff Malaika Arora and Jacqueline Fernandez This will be followed by a grand Bollywood party where DJ Aqeel and Mr Right are expected to perform For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: September 3 2017 5:58 pm Vijay Goel said that now he has been given more responsibilities (Source: PTI) Related News Outgoing Sports Minister Vijay Goel who will be replaced by Athens Olympics silver medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that he has had a successful stint and thouroughly enjoyed his term Goel also said that he wanted to conduct the U-17 World Cup 2017 in an ‘ímpeccable’ manner In an interview to PTI Goel said “If the Prime Minister wants me to give me other responsibility I have to accept it If I had not performed the PM would have dropped me in this reshuffle But I had a successful stint so I have been given more responsibilities” Goel who was leaving for Gramin Khel Mahostav his last assignment as Sports Minister said “I thoroughly enjoyed my term It is the PM’s prerogative if he wants me to move somewhere else” “We want a sports culture to develop in this country But the government alone can’t do it The parents at homes andteachers at schools need to encourage children to play games The Prime Minister is a sports lover and I would request himto do more for sports” said Goel “See we involved every stakeholder We made considerable progress in preparing the (pending) Code (Sports) It’s withthe High Court now and we should soon see its implementation We formed an Olympic Task Force which had some of the best sportspersons Its recommendations are great and should help take the sport forward The National Talent Search Portalis also a good initiative by the ministry” he said Goel said that he wanted sports to be included in educational curriculum “We want sports to be included in educational curriculum We have made good progress but a lot needs to be done I am sure the new sports minister would seriously pursue it” he said “I also wanted that we conduct the U-17 FIFA World Cup in an impeccable manner” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by M Rajivlochan | Published: March 7 2012 1:17 am Related News Having equalled Kairons electoral recordthe Akali government must equal his exemplary governance Sukhbir Badal has equalled the record of the legendary Sardar Partap Singh Kairon by leading his party to a second victorywinning the current assembly elections in an unambiguous manner Nowall he needs to do is ensure that the state is set firmly on the path of accelerated growthlike it was in Kairons tenure Sukhbir Badal would also do well to recall how the advances made during the Kairon period were squandered in subsequent years It was by chance that Punjab became the grain bowl of Indiaand that label stuck only because Punjab failed to industrialise at the right time Initiallyindustrialisation was weakened by the governments decision to adopt socialist policies for economic development Whenin the 1980sthe rest of the country began to take faltering steps towards healthy industrialisationPunjab faced a governance vacuum The state and its functionaries were corrupt and had become mere rent-seekers Even the ensuing decade of terrorism made little difference to these rent-seeking activities of state functionaries The low point came when it was alleged that the Punjab Public Service Commission had taken bribes to recruit people to the state civil serviceand that the CMs wife was also a recipient of these monies People willing to pay millions to secure a government job for a salary just a tenth of that amount was surely an indicator of how secure the corrupt felt in government service The result of such rent-seeking was reflected in Punjabs rapid descent in the growth rate charts when compared to other states Although Punjab remains the grain bowl of Indiait has ceased to be a primarily agricultural state Only about a fifth of its income comes from agriculture the rest comes from industry and the service sector This shift to the tertiary sectorhoweveris deceptiveas most of the growth here is in the banking and insurance industriesboth of which are supra-local Both these industriesin the context of Punjabare dependent on sponging savings from the localityrather than providing employment opportunities to the local people Those savings get siphoned off to provinces where the climate is more amenable to industry It is almost as though Punjab is not just feeding the people of India but alsoin a small wayfunding the industrial growth of the nation without being able to do much for itself The reason behind Punjabs faltering economy can be easily summed up in one word: misgovernance The state government has simply withered awayas have the structures necessary for good governance There arehowevertwo rays of hope The first concerns the administrative reforms initiated by the Akali government in 2011 under the Right to Services Act If the Act is implemented in its right spiritwhich should be the new governments first prioritythe government will have to ensure both civility and service in its operations The other cause for hope is to do with increasing the efficiency of collection of taxes and other dues from citizens and curbing those who are destroying common resources The excise department has already demonstrated how a little bit of tweaking can ensure a dramatic increase in tax collections Similar efficiencies need to be implemented in the electricity sectorwhere simply cutting down on the misnamed transmission and distribution losses would enable the supply of adequate amount of power without increasing rates The Punjab Pollution Control Board also needs to be made effective The entire education sector is in shambles Only about half the children in the state are actually enrolled in school College and university enrollment levels are even worse Despite having the largest number of five star universities and colleges in the countrythe level of education and research in Punjab leaves much to be desired The electorate of Punjab hasuntil nowbeen shortchanged by its government Now is the time for those running the government to pay their dues to the people who chose them The writer teaches history at Panjab UniversityChandigarh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIn the high decibel din of the Cabinet expansion and reshuffle of portfolios in the Narendra Modi government the media seems to have forgotten about a certain BJP maverick MP – Subramanian Swamy – who until recently was its obsession Where is he now in this celebration Swamy neither figures in the list of new inductees nor does he seem to be throwing tantrums over his exclusion Evidently Swamy’s antics of attacking the likes of RBI governor Raghuram Rajan economic advisor Arvind Subramanian and other officials of the Finance Ministry turned out to be a misadventure His snide remarks against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was the final nail in the coffin of his aspirations to be a Union minister PM Narendra Modi with his new Council of Ministers on Tuesday at the PMO PIB In his attempt to rejig the Cabinet Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown a distinct distaste for those with a penchant for courting controversy Swamy’s exclusion and Smriti Irani’s removal from the human resource development (HRD) Ministry are indicative of a pattern Though unlike Swamy Irani never crossed the Rubicon line of party discipline Yet she found herself in the midst of many controversies related to her haughtiness with bureaucrats and academics –with Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide in Hyderabad and the JNU row markingcrucial blowsin hertwo-year tenure as HRD minister Though senior BJP leaders including Modi arequite impressed by Irani’s political pugnacity she seems to have lost out on moderation In a recent conference of vice-chancellors of central universities she ticked off seasoned academics in a very unpleasant manner Apparently the minister’s conduct could not endear her to the bureaucracy and academics On some occasions she was seen courting controversies that may suit the image of a street-fighter but not of a Union minister Contrast this with Prakash Javadekar an unassuming leader from Maharashtra who is the only one elevated in this Cabinet expansion – he is now theHRD minister after relieving his post asthe Environment Minister All this withJavadekar maintaining a low-profile while facilitating the industry to negotiate with environmental concerns Insiders say that Javadekar very deftly handled his assignment of aligning the regulatory regime of the environment Ministry with developmental concerns He was rewarded with the HRD portfolio for efficiently implementing the government’s agenda and forhis pro-active role in the climate change talks in Paris Given Javadekar’s own training as Swayamsevak his new assignment would only get wide approval within the Sangh Parivar If the reshuffle is any indication then it is clear that the prime minister did not hesitate to clip the wings of those found falling short of his expectations For instance the communication portfolio was taken away from a voluble Ravi Shankar Prasad and given to Minister of State for Railway Manoj Sinha as additional responsibility Sinha an engineering graduate from Banaras Hindu University won unqualified admiration for his efficiency while maintaining a low-profile Prasad was however given back thecharge of the Law Ministry in view of his background as a lawyer – he replacedDV Sadananda Gowda who had taken over the law ministry from Prasad back in 2014 Modi has also plugged gaps in certain portfolios by appointing MJ Akbar in the Foreign Ministry and by deploying Ananth Kumar as Parliamentary Affairs Minister along with SS Ahluwalia to mobilise support from non-congress parties for the smooth conduct of Parliament The underlying theme of the Cabinet reshuffle is quite Biblical – ‘meek shall inherit the earth’ This is the precise reason why Swami is left sulking Similarly a powerful leader like Yogi Adityanath in eastern UP was ignored though the Cabinet expansion saw the accommodation of several leaders withinfluence at the local level? 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For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: July 31 2017 5:41 pm Benedict Cumberbatch misses the Cabin Pressure show Top News Actor Benedict Cumberbatch best known as Marvel’s Doctor Strange and TV series character Sherlock Holmes said he had a good time when he appeared on the Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure and he missed the show nowActor Benedict Cumberbatch best known as Marvel’s Doctor Strange and TV series character Sherlock Holmes said he had a good time when he appeared on the Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure and he missed the show now Cabin Pressure is a radio sitcom written and created by John Finnemore and directed and produced by David Tyler It follows the exploits of the eccentric crew of the single aeroplane owned by MJN Air as they are chartered to take all manner of items people or animals across the world The show stars Finnemore Stephanie Cole Roger Allam and Benedict Cumberbatch The 41-year-old actor said the spontaneity of the show that followed the everyday life of a small air crew was what kept him and his co-stars on their toes reported DigitalSpy “It was really good fun I miss it We’d come in on the day – it was all a day’s work the whole thing – we’d probably get the script a week before but I don’t think other than Roger Allam (co-star) any of us had really ever read it properly until we were all sat round the table together and it was such good fun really good fun” Cumberbatch said The Sherlock star essayed the role of Captain Martin Crieff who loved flying but was bad at his job and was not paid for it The show also starred Stephanie Cole and John Finnemore who was its writer-creator Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor who has performed in films television theatre and radio He first performed at the Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park in Shakespearean productions and made his West End debut portraying George Tesman in Richard Eyre’s revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005 Since then he has starred in the Royal National Theatre productions After the Dance (2010) and Frankenstein (2011) In 2015 he played William Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsKolkata:Former vice-president Hamid Ansari on Saturday called for ensuring basic principles of the Constitution so that every citizen can be assured equal protection under the law Speaking at a discussion on ‘Is Secularism Dead in India’ at Jadavpur University Ansari said the state has to play a neutral position to make this possible File image of former vice-president Hamid Ansari Reuters "There has to be a neutral standard which the state has to observe not in theory but in practice equal protection has to be imbibed in the agents of state" Ansari said "Who can guarantee my neighbour eats the same food as I do his faith is the same as my faith If anything that impedes the reality of our plurality that should not be allowed to remain there" he said Speaking about secularism Ansari said it was a subject so relevant in this country "And I dare say not only to citizens of this country but to the world which is indicative of concern in the wider international community" he said The fact that we are a plural society is not a matter of debate Ansari said "From Kashmir to Kanyakumari from Bengal to Gujarat in every direction the plurality complexity diversity of society is self-evident" the former vice-president added "There is diversity in every conceivable manner diversity of language and diversity in food habits" he said Ansari who was the vice-president of India from 2007-2017 jokingly described his tenure as ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha "as the referee in a hockey match" Historian and Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose during his address said secularism as set of values enables society to ride over prejudice to creatively accommodate differences and respect multiple identities Bose said the most urgent task now is to rescue religion from bigots and nationalism from chauvinists "We must take stand against religious bigotry and majoritarianism that is stoking our land Majority of our people are ‘dharmabhirus’ not ‘dharmandhos" he said Talking about Swami Vivekananda and Rishi Aurobinda’s preachings Bose said "We need to engage their teachings but not allow distortion of their views for narrow political gains" Written by Coomi Kapoor | Published: April 15 2012 2:27 am Related News Old order remains Akhilesh Yadavs appointment as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh was taken as proof that the old order was yielding place to the new But it has not turned out quite that way Mulayam Singh Yadav still calls the shots in all key matters The unfailingly polite Akhilesh has not indicated that he is feeling piqued at being overshadowed by his father but he is thinking of re-starting the tradition of a weekly janata darbar so that he can keep in touch with grassroots workers While Mulayam was keen to transfer his blunt and dominating brother Shivpal Yadav to Delhi and suggested he contest the Kannauj Lok Sabha seatvacated by AkhileshShivpal is not interested in shifting base The SPs likely candidate for the seat will be DimpleAkhileshs wife The CM is keen that Dimple vindicates herself after her defeat in the Ferozabad parliamentary by-poll Family ties unravel Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna may not be out of the woods despite winning the trust vote in the Assembly Since Uttarakhand does not have an upper house he has to be elected to the legislature in the next six months BJP president Nitin Gadkari is hopeful of persuading BC Khanduri to contest against Bahuguna in the by-election Khanduri as CM earned a lot of goodwill and there is considerable sympathy for the manner in which he was narrowly defeated in his constituencyKotdwarthanks to internal sabotage Bahugunaon the other handhas to contend with Congress dissident Harish Rawats faction He reinforced his outsider image by attending his first felicitation party in Allahabad rather than Uttarakhand Bahuguna is keeping his fingers crossedhoping that Khanduri will not contest against him because of family loyalty The two are first cousins A formidable presence At the banquet for the Emir of Qatar at Rashtrapati Bhavanboth the hostessPresident Pratibha Patil and the chief guests wifeSheikha Mozahcame covered from head to toebut there was a world of difference in their respective style statements While our president was in a long sleeved blouse and traditional sariSheikha Mozah was turned out in a fitting purple gown Her head was wrapped in an elegant net scarf With her fashionable high-heeled shoesthe Emirs second wife and mother of seventowered over the president Sheikha Mozah52is not just a figure head in Qatar but plays an active role in the countrys politics and social issues It was thanks to her efforts that Qatar was successful in its bid to host the Football World Cup in 2022 Sheikha Mozah was the one who persuaded the late M F Husain to take citizenship of her country and offered him a reported Rs 100 crore for painting the history of Islam Pleasant exchanges Pawan Bansalwho played minister-in-waiting to Pakistani President Asif Zardari during his recent trip to Delhihad some very pleasant exchanges with his guest during the flight from Delhi to Jaipur and Ajmer The K-word never cropped up in the conversation nor did the arrest of Hafiz Saeed Although a SindhiZardari is fluent in Punjabi and praised the Capitals green landscapecomparing it to Lahore He admitted he was visiting Delhi for the first time although he is familiar with Mumbai which he had visited in the past for New Years eve festivities before his marriage to Benazir Bhutto Son Bilawal did not take part in the conversation but spent his time tweeting The normally loquacious Interior Minister Rehman Malik also remained silent in the presence of his boss Clueless about cricket American pop star Katy Perry wowed the TV audiences watching the inaugural ceremony of the IPL in Chennaibut spectators in the stadium were less enthusiastic Perry who had been specially flown in for the eventseemed clueless about cricketeven though she was once married to Englishman Russell Brand When Sachin Tendulkar was introduced to her as one of the icons of the sportPerry asked innocently? 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