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Pawar had lost the bout that was to decide who will represent the country – a trial he asserts was set-up in his opponent’s favour.Just three days ago his phone buzzed and the name ‘Narsingh Yadav’ flashed on screen He knew what the call was about and his experience of what transpired 20 years ago gave him the knowledge of what to say? while other areas of the state remained peaceful.Congress legal cell chairman and Rajya Sabha member Vivek Tankha announced that the party would extend legal help to 450-odd farmers against whom "false cases" have been registered during the agitation Written by Anuj Bhatia | Updated: May 5 2017 9:26 am Oppo F3 focuses on the selfie camera which the company believes is a core demand of consumers in India Top News Oppo the Chinese smartphone company launched its new Oppo F3 smartphone on Thursday which is its latest attempt to strengthen position in the mid-end segment premium market Oppo F3 is a device with dual cameras on the front which lets you take sharp selfies The phone is clearly aimed at social media savvy users as it continues to build a strong fan base among young consumers “As a camera phone brand we definitely aim to provide more user friendly and better experience to our local customers As per our research and insight in the Indian market through various channels selfie is among the core demands Which is why we are bringing a lot of selfie smartphones to India” Will Yang Brand Director of Oppo India told Indianexpresscom The company currently sells five smartphones with selfie camera features including the F1 F1 Plus F1s F3 and F3 Plus in India Oppo is working to bring more more smartphones with focus on selfies but offered no timeline of when this could happen While its key competitors in the smartphone business with the likes of Xiaomi and OnePlus are focusing on online-only model to grab the market share Oppo seems to be focusing on both offline and online channels It not only has a strong presence in offline retail channels but it continues to strengthen its relationships with online partners “Retail is our most important channel but from the last year we are also expanding to online channels as well” Yang said Of late Oppo is giving tough competition to both Samsung and Xiaomi in the smartphone market In the fourth quarter of 2016 Oppo made it to the list of top five vendors with 86 per cent market share as per International Data Corporation (IDC) For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew Delhi: The railways is working on a proposal to create a suburban railway network for Bengaluru much like the one in Mumbai to decongest the city and link it to the airport Railway minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday File image of Railway minister Piyush Goyal PIB Goyal said the idea was suggested to him before he took over as the railway minister by senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar who told him that he had been pushing for a suburban rail service for the Indian IT capital since 1996 He said that during a review meeting of South Western Railway on 18 September he asked the officials to study the city for a rail network and come up with a preliminary project report for an elevated network "And possibly also have a road on top of the rail to connect the airport to places of work in the city" Goyal said speaking at the International Conference on Green Initiatives and Railway Electrification in New Delhi The minister said he gave the South Western Railways 30 days’ time to come up with a plan but on 20 September when he was in the city again he was given a document listing out initial action plans on the project to be executed within 28 days On 26 September Goyal said the south western railway construction wing of Bengaluru awarded the consultancy to the Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) a government of India initiative for a conceptual planning and study of the proposal By 1 October the minister said he was presented with a rough assessment on the availability of land for commercial use including the relocation requirements "They used Google to locate and prepare the plan where land is available because the scheme has to be self-financed Then they identified various sections which need to be elevated and also pointed out which were to be done on ground" he said By 18 October RITES had already finalised an initial conceptual plan with drawings of how the project will look like where the routes will be and with height and elevation details the minister said "So in a months’ time we have a proposal upon which the IR (Indian Railways) can now start deliberating "I am sharing this to reflect the new confidence with which the Indian Railways is working with the commitment to time-bound delivery of services" said Goyal Written by Pratik Kanjilal | Published: November 27 2016 1:00 am It would have been fun detective work to map features of the Trotterverse to reality For instance Trotterpurva was inspired by the village Martin Purwa Top News Surprisingly there is no Kindle edition of I Allan Sealy’s Trotter Nama perhaps the most adventurous work of what used to be called the Indo-Anglian canon Midnight’s Children was first past the post and swept the prizes including the Booker of Bookers the story tracing an arc across the subcontinent from pre-Independence Bombay in the west to the Bangladesh liberation war in the east decades later But the whimsical annals of clan Trotter though limited to their ornate mansion outside the city of Nakhlau was an exercise in world-building no less ambitious When friends at the Lucknow Literature Festival offered to take the indefatigable Indophile Sam Miller and me to the real landscape which underlies Trotter Nama I tried and failed to download a copy It would have been fun detective work to map features of the Trotterverse to reality For instance the riverside neighbourhood of Trotterpurva was inspired by the very real village of Martin Purwa which you can readily find on Google Maps Sans Souci the seat of Trotter authority and eccentricity was modelled on Constantia which rises from Martin Purwa like a monumental whimsy Part of La Martiniere it was the home of French campaigner Claude Martin who came to India at the age of 16 as a French dragoon He changed his colours in favour of John Company and rose to the rank of Major General The rococo sprawl is Martin’s permanent home He is interred in a crypt at the foot of a winding staircase which forms the axis of the mansion “All that could die of William Hodson” (so goes the epitaph) who slew Bahadur Shah Zafar’s sons at Khooni Darwaza (on Delhi’s Fleet Street; no coincidence) is interred on the grounds Constantia is a weird cocktail of cockeyed whimsy and strategic intelligence The most striking features are a dome scooped out of thin air by two masonry arches set at right angles to each other and Lilliputian turrets atop towers with strategically imprudent embrasures too big for muskets and too small for cannon They are so small that a gunner would have been run over by the recoil Leering cartoon lions loom over them each holding a threatening forepaw aloft like oversized feng shui good luck cats Whimsy was not a monopoly of the 18th century when Martin took employment with Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah of Awadh as superintendent of the arsenal The 21st century too has its talents One of the turrets is now underpinned by a urinal Constantia is being renovated which is most welcome but strange excrescences like this cause one to wonder if conservationists are involved On one floor stucco work has been hacked through to embed an electrical conduit and covered over with cement Elsewhere an embellished ceiling is being resurfaced by wage labourers Can the artisans who plaster the new apartment blocks springing up all over Uttar Pradesh like autocthonous cabbages restore a storied ruin that dates back to the 1790s Constantia survived the Gadar of 1857 but imagine what untrained contractors could do to it However while marvelling at the early colonial whimsicality of Constantia we can’t ignore its strategic depth On either side of the central building in great arcs lie the wings which house the classrooms of La Martiniere school If you happen to find an open window on the heights of Constantia and clamber out onto one of the terraces as we enthusiastically did in order to admire the classical statuary (Niobe Athena et al) and look down on the wings you see that each is a terreplein a flat surface which can bear heavy artillery A cannon and a mortar on each would cover the entire waterfront of the Gomti river Claude Martin was an excellent strategist He started his career under Dupleix and Lally fighting the East India Company of London in the Carnatic Wars but crossed over when he saw the British star in the ascendant On the front lawn of Constantia stands a brass cannon cast by Martin for Cornwallis which saw action in the final assault against Tipu Sultan at Srirangapatna Apart from Constantia Lucknow city has contributed features to the Trotter Nama In the book the thermantidote is a device for cooling a summer drink known as “mango fool” Lucknow offers a thermantidote on a larger scale Farhad Baksh Kothi where Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the Central Drug Research Institute in 1951 has an underground channel connected to the Gomti which had vents to carry water-cooled air into the building Fatehpur Sikri had a similar air-conditioning mechanism using hollow walls for ducts It still works Sealy’s finest innovations are purely imaginary like Sunya the “egg Brahmin” whose death provides a crucial twist in the plot and “mango fool” which makes thermantidotes necessary But would such wonderful whimsies have taken off without a real launch pad — the disarming strangeness of Constantia For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Framingham | Published: August 11 2016 7:39 pm There is skepticism in Framingham and in other major Brazilian enclaves around the US among those who fled poverty and corruption (Source: Reuters) Top News Pride in the Rio Olympics is palpable in this Boston suburb nicknamed “Little Brazil” for its thriving population of Brazilian immigrants and their shops and bakeries flying the nation’s green and yellow flag often alongside the US flag But here and in other major Brazilian-American enclaves many expats also are striking a cautionary tone reflecting concern that the celebration of the Rio games may only serve to mask Brazil’s deeper political economic and environmental problems Estimates of how many people with Brazilian roots live in the US vary widely as the Census Bureau includes South Americans under the umbrella of those of Latino or Hispanic descent Framingham a diverse town of nearly 70000 total residents first began attracting large numbers of Brazilian immigrants some three decades ago At Rosa’s Beauty Salon near the heart of downtown owner Rosa Barrosa gushes over Brazil’s opportunity to host the Olympics “Perfeito perfeito perfeito (perfect perfect perfect)” said Barrosa who glides between English and Portuguese while discussing the games “The world is going to be surprised It’s going to be the best Olympic games I know Rio de Janeiro Brazil is a perfect country for this” Barrosa 54 emigrated 20 years ago but keeps close ties with Brazil and believes skeptics are focusing too much on the negatives rather than positives about a country which she boasted “really knows how to throw a party” Nearby at the Brazilian-American Center _ which helps immigrants assimilate _ young children in a summer camp program shouted “yes” in unison when asked if they were proud the Olympics were being held in Brazil The youngsters displayed a keen knowledge of Olympic happenings aware for instance that Brazil’s vaunted men’s soccer team was struggling in early matches and that its first gold medal had come in women’s judo (Rafaela Silva) Thulio Felisberto a staffer supervising the children sensed mixed feelings about the Olympics among many adults in the community “Some people see it as `wow’ a really prideful thing to have it in our country but other people look at it as maybe like a cover-up for these other political things that have happened especially recently” said Felisberto a Worcester State University student who came to the US with his parents at age 5 but still has extended family in Brazil While preparing for the games Brazil has endured a recession a political crisis that led to impeachment proceedings against the country’s president reports of polluted waterways and a health emergency caused by the Zika virus “Right now I think Brazil is not ready for this kind of event” said Gustavo Mota a manager at Tropical Cafe Yet while citing similar worries about the nation’s economy and politics Mota also saw potential for the games to present a more upbeat image of Brazil to the world and provide a needed boost to its own self-confidence As for the competition itself he noted that many Brazilians are largely ambivalent toward most sports _ with one exception of course “People get crazed about soccer but not the other games” Mota said Few among the lunchtime diners were paying much heed to rugby or other events being shown on TVs at the restaurant’s bar Larger crowds were anticipated for the soccer matches To many young immigrants like Mota 27 Brazil’s future is of far more than passing interest because they haven’t ruled out returning someday to live in their native country Otavio Souza 18 a restaurant worker and Framingham High School student said he came to the US with his mother two years ago to pursue “a better life” His father and brother remain in Brazil Souza echoes the mix of pride and skepticism about the Olympics “Half the Brazilians they like it and half don’t” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Surat | Published: February 16 2016 12:42 am Garbage bins in city (Express) Related News Surat and Rajkot were among the top 10 clean cities in India according to a list announced Monday by Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu as part of the Swachh Survekshan-2016 While Surat was on the sixth position Rajkot was a notch below at seventh These two cities were the best performers in the west zone The list was topped by Mysuru Rajkot was also adjudged the “best performer in door-to-door collection and transportation of solid waste and sweeping” Share This Article Related Article Vadodara (13) and Ahmedabad (14) were among the top 15 rankers in the list of 73 cities The top 15 cities scored more than 70 per cent of the total marks of 2000 and were categorised as “leaders” Of the total marks 60 per cent was assigned for solid waste management-related parameters 30 per cent for construction of toilets five per cent for city-level sanitation strategy and another five per cent for behaviour change communication Gandhinagar was ranked 42nd on the list and was among cities that needed to accelerate sanitation efforts After the announcement Surat mayor Ashmita Shiroya received the award from the Union Minister in New Delhi Surat Municipal Commissioner (SMC) Milind Torwane said “We are happy that we stood on sixth position but we would not be satisfied with this rank and we will make our services more efficient so that we would reach to the top position During last survey we were on 12th rank” SMC standing committee chairman Rajesh Desai said: “There are at present 165 pay-and-use toilets functioning in the city while construction work of 45 such toilets is under progress Everyday 331 vehicles have been kept for door-to-door collection of household wastes while over 95 vehicles and staffers have been kept to collect commercial wastes from the city The SMC is planning to start biogas plant where agricultural wastes collected from the APMC market will be processed The biometric wastes of hospitals and laboratories in the city is being processed by an expert agency” After Rajkot secured 1574 marks out of the total 2000 and was ranked seventh city mayor Jayman Upadhyay and municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra accepted the award from Naidu “This is a result of hard work put in by Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) and cooperation of residents of the city We have managed to reduce the practice of open defecation by 80 per cent We have also created dedicated hawkers zones helping in improving overall cleanliness and our service of door-to-door garbage collection has played a pivotal role in securing this rank” Upadhyay told The Indian Express from Delhi For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express AppWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: September 7 2016 1:41 pm Sidharth Malhotra was all praises for his co-star Katrina Kaif who he will be seen romancing next in Baar Baar Dekho Top News Sidharth Malhotra was all praises for his co-star Katrina Kaif who he will be seen romancing next in Baar Baar Dekho Apart from the fun and games working with a more experienced co-star also gave Siddharth a chance to observe and learn many of Katrina’s positive traits “Katrina is hardworking One positive quality that I learnt from her is that she doesn’t take her position for granted Or experience for that matter Even if she has done 50 hit dance numbers for every new number she will rehearse as if it’s her first song Be it a scene or anything else she gives her 100 percent That is a great commendable quality and that is the reason she is where she is today” While this is the first time Sidharth has paired up with Katrina the actor says there was no discomfort in breaking the ice with her In fact to make them more familiar with each other director Nitya Mehra organised workshops for both to be a part of “It was easy breaking the ice as soon as we met As an actor specially in love stories it’s important to know your co-actor because you are pretending to fall in love and in this story we are pretending to be in love since we were eight You needed to have that familiarity So we did workshops before the shoot” And a novel assignment awaited the actors at the workshop “I had to sit in front of Katrina and stare into her eyes for 15 minutes” revealed Sidharth WATCH VIDEO: Katrina Kaif Sidharth Malhotra & Nitya Mehra On The Making of ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ And who blinked first we wondered “She did” said a smiling Sidharth For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Updated: August 2 2016 8:09 pm Narsingh yadav tested positive of a banned substance earlier (Source: Express Photo) Related News “Yeh Olympics ke parishaani ki dwaar se main bhi guzar chuka hoon ” says Kaka Pawar The veteran wrestler refers unabashedly to the run up to the 1996 Olympics? “Camels are most adept at the weather. she was so perfect but judges were not convinced may be by the landing as she went a bit low.surrendered before the court of Lucknow chief judicial magistrate on Monday.The recommendations are broadly progressive and we welcome them. the three minute long trailer has only made it difficult to wait till August 4 when the film releases, We thus stopped the entry for a brief period to allow visitors who had been there for long to move out. English soccer’s governing body said on Sunday that it had appointed Kate Gallafent QC as leading independent counsel to oversee its investigation after former soccer players told British media on Friday that they were sexually abused as children at English clubs. That is the process we started last week.

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