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favouring a peaceful resolution of the border stand. Trump denounced the North’s "cruel dictatorship" but appeared to moderate his bellicose tone somewhat when he offered Pyongyang a "path to a better future".By: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: March 11 They are not good enough or winning enough games to go with that line up, India’s image may have suffered less. the filmmakers screened An Old Dog’s Diary at the Toronto International Film Festival in September this year. Research and Development Center, Two minutes later, to King Island, the UIDAI has chosen to persecute those whose actions appear to have been only in public interest.
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There was equal representation and all that was required to be done was inspection of the cow shed, he said An emergency meeting of the F&CC is now being called over the issue to seek financial powers for the transfer of cattle It has further been decided that the Mayor along with Congress councillors will visit a cow shed in Uttar Pradesh MC considers not returning cattle The Municipal Corporation will examine a proposal not to return stray cattle that are caught by the teams of the civic body The aim is to ensure that this proves to be a deterrent for those who let the cattle loose for grazing At present the Municipal Corporation imposes a fine of Rs 1000 on the person whose cattle is caught apart from the charges of feed As per records of the MC 11947 stray cattle were impounded during the last five years An amount of Rs 4319 lakh was collected as fine and feeding charges Keeping cattle is not allowed within the municipal limits Mayor Subhash Chawla says that since the city is cattle-free there should be no stray animals on the roads The officials will be examining the proposal for not returning the stray cattle once it is caught by our teams?especially in reducing anxiety about other peoples? 78′ GOAL!? On comes Fellaini. but his conviction towards the film. Shahid is the one who can be seen being a protective father, “We were not able to take the games to five days.I am disappointed that if we could have dragged the game to the fifth day we could have learned something but losing within two and half days you cannot give any excuses” and added “As an opener you should at least bat for 15 to 20 overs As I said we gave some game plan to each and every player They have to execute them when in the middle We failed to do that in the series and that cost us dearly I would say” He further went on to add “As a captain I would like to take the responsibility The fans have always supported us They encourage us always Today we saw despite losing people applauding us That is what the team needs now We cannot let the players be mentally down We are doing the process right We might not get results soon but we are confident that the future looks good” he added with hope “During training we are doing a lot of hard work We had some gameplan and we spoke so many things during the game As a player when you have to go to the middle you have to put them to practice That was what the batsmen were unable to do As players we had to stand up and do our performances well” Lauding team India for their consistent performance Chandimal said that he doesn’t want to give any excuses but did admit that consistency has been a huge issue this series For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: August 14 2017 4:36 am The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report released last month pulled up the railways over improper standards of cleanliness and quality of food served in trains The report also pointed at the CR receiving maximum complaints against catering staff in its trains (Representative Image) Related News The Central Railway (CR) has recorded almost 25 per cent increase in the fines imposed on pantry cars in 2017 as compared to last year Overcharging and failure to maintain cleanliness in the pantry cars were cited to be the main reasons for levying the fine According to official records received from the railways more than 100 cases were recorded each month where contractors were fined Fines amounting to Rs 1 crore 67 lakhs were imposed till June this year as opposed to Rs 1 crore 35 lakhs for the entire 2016 A fine ranging between Rs 25000 and Rs 1 lakh was levied on erring parties “We started to impose spot fines on erring parties and contractors who did not maintain the standard practice of cleanliness in pantries We also received complaints from commuters against erring contractors who charged way beyond the state prices of the meals We took action against them” a senior CR official said The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report released last month pulled up the railways over improper standards of cleanliness and quality of food served in trains The report also pointed at the CR receiving maximum complaints against catering staff in its trains “We always took corrective action against erring contractors Since last month we have initiated a drive to specifically charge heavy fines to parties who do not adhere to the guidelines We have also cancelled the contract of a party against whom many complaints of overcharging were received” the official added The CR has asked pantry contractors and food stalls at stations to undertake pest control and observe standard practices of maintaining hygiene For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: February 21 2017 3:44 pm Samantha Kamani stars Sundeep Kishan Sudheer Babu and Aadi in pivotal roles Top News Actors Sundeep Kishan Sudheer Babu Aadi and Nara Rohith have teamed up for upcoming Telugu crime-comedy “Samantha Kamani” and its director Sriram Adittya says there is something special about each of their characters “When I pitched the story they really liked it because there’s something special about their characters The uniqueness in their characters is what got them excited Each of them has equal screen space in the film” Adittyasaid who made his debut with the film Bhale Manchi Rojutold IANS With the film slated to go on the floors from March it is probably the first time four leading actor from Telugu filmdom have come together for a project More from the world of Entertainment: “It’s going to be a quirky film All the four lead actors will be seen in a never seen before avatars The story is going to be very fresh and will be relatable to even common man It’s based on a very unique real life incident but it’s too early to divulge more information” he said Also read|Ghazi movie review: Rana Daggubati & co come up with a perfecttorpedo To be completely shot in Hyderabad the film also features veteran star Rajendra Prasad in a pivotal role Talking about the film Sriram said: “Technically too the film will be very rich and will reach the expectations set by my first film” It is also reported that Rajendra Prasad has been roped in to play a pivotal role in the movie The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalized The film is being bankrolled by Anand Prasad under Bhavya Creations For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: February 6 2017 1:48 pm Jinal Belani who is playing the lead role in upcoming television comedy-drama Har Mard Ka Dard says her ethnicity helped her to get the role as in the serial she is playing a Gujarati girl Top News Actor Jinal Belani who is playing the lead role in upcoming television comedy-drama Har Mard Ka Dard says her ethnicity helped her to get the role as in the serial she is playing a Gujarati girl Asked about how she managed to get the role Jinal told media: “Well being a Gujarati helped me to bag the role as I am playing the character of Sonu who is a Gujarati girl Though I am not speaking in Gujarati in the show there is a poem that Sonu (character name) utters whenever she is angry or irritated And for that a certain fluency in Gujarati was needed” The actress was picked up by the production for audition after watching her performance in her first Gujarati film “Polam Pol” However she earlier appeared in various ad films and acted in “Laaga Chunri Mai Daag” in Doordarshan More from the world of Entertainment: The story of “Har Mard Ka Dard” revolves around the story of Vinod and Sonu where Sonu keeps making her husband confused with her complicated thoughts in daily life So does Jinal relate to the character as an individual “No I am not as complicated as Sonu in my real life Probably that is because I am not married So I cannot relate much My friends are saying that I will become complicated once get married let’s see” she said Coming from a non-filmy background Jinal was much focused that she wants to get into the world of acting Therefore after her graduation in Mass Communication she opted for acting “Yes thoughts like casting couch crossed my mind but I knew that I will handle it I think it all depends on how as a girl I conduct myself in front of people” she said Directed by Parmeet Sethi and produced by DJ’s Creative Unit “Har Mard Ka Dard” will start from February 14 on Life OK For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAfter 20 Grand Prix around the world in the last nine months Formula One’s longest season yet draws to a close this Sunday with the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi Dubbed as the ‘duel in the desert’ the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will also settle the season-long Nico Rosberg vs Lewis Hamilton debate The two Mercedes teammates have made the most of their car’s superiority since 2014 to ensure that the World Drivers’ Championship battle remains within the Mercedes garages After losing to Hamilton in the last two seasons current championship leader Rosberg seems almost certain to clinch his first-ever Drivers’ Championship title from reigning World Champion Hamilton But history has shown that title-deciding races are seldom normal Remember the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix File photo of Lewis Hamilton AFP Back then it was Felipe Massa who chased Hamilton successfully but couldn’t out-chase Lady Luck This time it will be a reverse as Hamilton is expected do the chasing Given his recent surge in form a race win for Hamilton seems most probable But winning the race won’t be enough to hand Hamilton his fourth Drivers’ Championship title There’s only a 20 percent chance for Hamilton to win the Drivers’ Championship and he needs either of the following cases to come true for Rosberg First Rosberg fails to deliver the basic – a podium While this seems least of all the reasons given Rosberg’s consistency in 2016 there have been moments in the mid-season when he drove races not worthy for a world champion If he performs the way he did in Austria (fourth) Monaco (sixth) Canada (fifth) or Germany (fourth) where Hamilton converted a 43 points deficit to a 19 points advantage he will face his third straight title defeat to Hamilton despite starting the final race of the season with a 12 point advantage Second Mercedes’ reliability issues strike Rosberg Fans have argued and Hamilton has pointed out often that he has borne the brunt of Mercedes’ unreliability this season Will the law of averages catch up with Rosberg Will it be his engine Or will it be a yet-to-be-solved clutch issue that will interfere in his race result This also leads to a third and crucial case – a first corner incident Rosberg seemed nervous while approaching the first corner in recent races (remember Mexico) and will the 90 degree left hand corner in Abu Dhabi be a cause of trouble We wonder who will it take from Mercedes to call the Verstappen family asking their youngster to keep away from the championship battle Can Nico Rosberg control his fate As for Rosberg he would be aiming to win the race on Sunday and control the fate of his world championship hopes If he does do so it will be the first time a teammate has beaten Hamilton to the title Given the above permutations and Mercedes’ dominance we would expect Rosberg to snatch the crown from Hamilton but not without a bit of drama all through the weekend Make sure you tune in There’s been much chatter about Rosberg and whether he would be a deserving world champion His calculated race-by-race approach and mental strength has earned him a comparison with Alain Prost a former four-times world champion This approach has helped him compete with and keep his title hopes alive against Hamilton in the sport’s longest season yet Had the season been a typical 19 or 20 race calendar the title would have already been Rosberg’s Force India: best of the rest The other battle that will conclude this weekend will be the one between Force India and Williams The two mid-field teams have been locked in an all-season battle for fourth place one that Force India currently leads by 26 points Again if the race plays out according to current form this will be Force India’s best finish in a career spanning nine years Season points finish 2008 0 10th 2009 13 9th 2010 68 7th 2011 69 6th 2012 109 7th 2013 77 6th 2014 155 6th 2015 136 5th 2016* 163 4th *One race pending The team has scored 20 percent more points than 2015 But despite this stellar performance it would be correct to assume that Williams and Mclaren who should end the season as fifth and sixth respectively will earn more from the sport than Force India due to ‘historic bonuses’ – an unequal (and unfair) payment logic by Formula One management On the basis of unconfirmed data from 2015 Force India should approximately earn $77 million for 2016 – only $10 million more than last year whereas Ferrari in third place could earn a staggering $100 million more Crucially it would be important for Force India’s future to finish fourth just behind the big budget teams – Ferrari Mercedes and Red Bull Racing This will help improve their perception in the business and possibly attract more investments and better talent – engineering and racing As Martin Brundle rightly said "For pounds spent in Formula 1 they (Force India) are World Champions" The 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will also be Force India veteran Nico Hulkenberg’s last race with the team The German has signed with Renault for next season Hulkenberg’s Force India stint will be remembered for his talent performance and much elusive podium Thank you Jenson In an announcement that mirrored the sentiment and confusion of the Brexit vote Jenson Button announced his retirement from Formula One after the end of the current season This is after he took effort to convince everyone that 2017 would only be a sabbatical and that he would be back in the sport in 2018 We wonder if the fear of not having a farewell race (and party) prompted his decision Remember Massa’s emotional mid-race farewell in Brazil The battle for P4 With just five points separating Max Verstappen (192) and Sebastian Vettel (197) eyes will also be glued to the timing monitors on Race Day to see if Red Bull Racing’s young prodigy is able to outscore and beat his much-annoyed senior Ferrari driver to fourth place It would be a mean feat considering that Verstappen progressed to the much competitive Red Bull racing cockpit from Spain – four races into the season Either way irrespective of which driver wins the Drivers’ Championship in Abu Dhabi there’s good chance that Verstappen will win yet another ‘Driver of the Day’ award We wonder if 2016 will be remembered more for Verstappen’s arrival on the Formula One scene than the otherwise boring intra-team battle at Mercedes And by the way catch Mithila Mehta and Zenia D’cunha on Facebook LIVE (on the Firstpost Sports Facebook page) on Saturday at 430 pm as they look forward to the much-anticipated ‘duel in the desert’ Washington: Pramukh Swami the spiritual head of the Swaminarayan sect who passed away last week built a global faith and community founded on Vedic values Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said "Pramukh Swami didn’t just teach virtues – he lived them every day That’s what made him a Guru to millions of devotees around the world From the Akshardham Mandir in New Jersey to the countless temples that he blessed in the US Pramukh Swami built a global faith and community founded on Vedic values" Clinton said in a statement on Friday Ending her condolence message with ‘Jai Swaminarayan’ Clinton said her husband Bill Clinton was fortunate enough to visit the spiritual leader both here in the United States and at the Akshardham Mandir in Gujarat "In meeting many of his followers I’ve been touched by his wisdom as well" she said Pramukh Swaminarayan Maharaj Twitter Noting that Pramukh Swami’s deep sense of devotion led him to spend his life revitalizing communities in need Clinton said his worship of karma inspired him to promote peace and justice in India America and all around the world "His example helped his followers find more harmony – both with others and within themselves And we hope that humanity will build upon his legacy for generations to come" Clinton said as top American leaders continued to send their condolence message on death of the Indian spiritual leader A US flag honoring the life of Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sansthan (BAPS) leader was flown on the US Capitol on Wednesday said Stephen T Ayers Architect of the Capitol Utah Governor Gary R Herbert said the BAPS leader will be remembered for his selfless nature and humanitarian deeds Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said Pramukh Swami’s unwavering commitment to his faith has undoubtedly served as an inspiration in the Land of Lincoln Senator Mark Kirk said the life of Pramukh Swami will be celebrated with the upmost reverence and respect "The lives he touched are numerous and his contributions to culture and humankind will not be forgotten" he said The world lost a powerful force for good said Senator Orrin Hatch "Pramukh Swami Maharaj leaves a legacy that we can all aspire to and a thriving BAPS community that will not be the same without him His selfless services to society impeccable commitment to the community and profound devotion to faith earned him the respect and reverence of countless worldwide" said Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey "His passing is not only a tremendous loss for the Swaminarayan community but also for many lives he touched throughout the world" said Congressman Steny Hoyer "While the world recently lost a truly great individual there is no question in my mind that the positive imprint he left on the world continues to live and will continue to be felt for many years into the future" said Congressman Rob Woodall who had requested for flying a US flat at the Capitol Hill in honor of the BAPS leader "Pramukh Swamiji will forever be remembered for his dedication to service his compassion his leadership and his commitment to building a better world for future generations" said Congressman Joe Crowley Top News MS Dhoni The Untold Story starring Sushant Singh Rajput is now the fourth highest grosser of 2016 The film has collected Rs 11691 crore so far Since Mirzya is not performing well MS Dhoni is expected to stay strong in its second week also It will be interesting to see if Sushant Singh Rajput bags the best actor award this year for his performance Trade analystTaran Adarsh tweeted “#MSDhoniTheUntoldStory [Week 2] Fri 407 cr Sat 520 cr Sun 590 cr Mon 340 cr Tue 421 cr [Dussehra] Total: 11691 cr India biz” The film is behind only Salman Khan-starrer Sultan (Rs 30045 crores) and Akshay Kumar’s Airlift (Rs 1281 crores) and Rustom (Rs 12749 crores) according to Bollywood Hungama MS Dhoni managed to collect Rs 60 crore in its first weekend after gaining initial momentum It also broke the record of highest openers at the box office this year WATCH VIDEO: Exclusive Interview With Sushant Singh Rajput About MS Dhoni: The Untold Story The film has undoubtedly become a milestone in the careers of both Sushant Singh Rajput and director Neeraj Pandey Adarsh shared earlier “#MSDhoniTheUntoldStory [Week 2] Fri 407 cr Sat 520 cr Sun 590 cr Mon 340 cr Total: 11270 cr India biz Note: Hindi+Tamil+Telugu”Written by Parthasarathi Biswas | Pune | Updated: October 19 2015 5:17 am Related News Two years after its inauguration Moshi market yard finally became functional with around 5 tonnes of vegetables being auctioned on the first day of trading on Saturday To sustain the trading at the market yard the administrators of Pune Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) are now mulling to shift the Chinchwad and Khadki fruit and vegetable markets to the area Dhanajay Dhoipode Secretary APMC Pune said they have asked the district deputy registrars to cancel the operating licences of traders at Chinchwad and Khadki markets so that they can move to Moshi market yard Constructed at a cost of over Rs 95 crore the Moshi market yard on Pune-Nashik Road had been lying vacant for want of interest from traders and farmers The market yard which has 159 stalls for fruits and vegetables and 70 godowns for grains was set up for farmers – who live far away from Gultekdi market yard – to sell their produce However the market yard did not find takers for a variety of reasons While traders claimed the charges for the stalls were exorbitant farmers pointed out to the presence of more sought after market yards like Junnar Manchar Rajgurunagar on the same stretch After its inauguration the APMC administrators made several attempts to convince Khadki and Chinchwad traders to shift to Moshi but were not successful Dhoipoode said there are as many as 24 traders in Khadki and four in Chinchwad On Friday the board of administrators of APMC organsied a special function to inaugurate trading at the market Dilip Khaire Vice Chairman APMC Pune said the marketing committee should have its own area to provide facilities to traders “Traders at the small markets of Khadki Bhosari and Chinchwad will be shifted to Moshi The marketing committee has the right to designate the area where the tradings can take place” he said Asked if he anticipated any opposition from the traders he replied in the negative Of the total 159 stalls in Moshi market yard 157 have been rented out The Moshi market yard had become a political issue after the 2014 Assembly elections While the market yard was inaugurated by the NCP leaders independent MLA of Bhosari Mahesh Landge had held meetings with both traders and APMC officers to get the market operational Landge had even taken up the matter with Cooperatives Minister Chandrakant Patil For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA much-changed Manchester City held off a spirited challenge from Leicester on Tuesday to reach the League Cup semi-finals following a dramatic penalty shootout as Arsenal also progressed Pep Guardiola showcased the riches at his disposal by making nine changes as his runaway Premier League leaders held their nerve to edge through 4-3 on spot-kicks after the two sides were locked at 1-1 following extra time Arsenal beat West Ham 1-0 to keep alive the prospect of two mouthwatering semi-finals featuring four of English football’s "Big Six" Manchester City players celebrate after beating Leicester City on penalties on Tuesday AP In an ironic twist at the King Power Stadium Jamie Vardy— who had earlier scored a penalty deep into time added on to keep the tie alive — missed his spot kick in the shootout and Riyad Mahrez had his effort saved by City ‘keeper Claudio Bravo "The way we had to react was not easy we were tired we had a lot of young players Danilo was playing at centre-back for the first time in his life" said Guardiola "It’s not easy because Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were there "What I liked the most is how we reacted and overcame that situation It’s a good indication for the future" City and Leicester have won the League Cup seven times between them but Guardiola and Foxes boss Claude Puel showed their priorities lie elsewhere with almost all of the big names missing from the two starting line-ups Despite the changes in personnel City —featuring England teenage star Phil Foden —dominated the early stages of the contest twice going close to scoring through Ilkay Gundogan Leicester — without the likes of Vardy and Mahrez who were on the bench — began to stretch City’s defence through the lively Kelechi Iheanacho formerly of City but just when they appeared to have a foothold in the game the visitors struck Gundogan one of only two players to keep their places following Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Tottenham surged forward from the centre of midfield and fed Bernardo Silva who finished coolly through the legs of Ben Hamer in the 26th minute Leicester started the second half brightly while City struggled to regain their earlier fluency and Puel threw on Vardy and Mahrez after about 11 minutes to the delight of the home crowd As they continued to press the manager also introduced Demarai Gray and Leicester were given fresh reason to hope when a match official held up a board announcing there would be eight minutes of added time Penalty drama With the seconds ticking down Gray burst into the box and went down under a challenge from City substitute Kyle Walker and the referee pointed to the spot Vardy slotted home under intense pressure to take the tie into extra time in which neither side could break the deadlock The match went to penalties and it was Leicester’s star pair who blinked first "We were unlucky" said Puel "We have had most chances It was a fantastic game between two good teams" City already being hailed as one of the finest sides of the modern era are on a record-breaking run of 16 straight Premier League victories and are through to the Champions League knockout stages Arsenal booked their place in the semi-finals courtesy of a Danny Welbeck strike shortly before half time Manager Arsene Wenger fielded an entirely changed starting eleven from the side that beat Newcastle at the weekend against David Moyes’s West Ham who have been on a good recent run On Wednesday Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United travel to Championship high-flyers Bristol City while Chelsea host Bournemouth
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Grand Prix in Austin,Madrid: Antonio Sanabria struck deep into stoppage time to hand Real Betis a shock 1-0 win away to Real Madrid on Wednesday as the European champions failed to score for the first time in 74 matches We have played five games away from home and the response has been positive.” Govind told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai.New Delhi in 2014. Naresh Agrwal demanded action against the ARTO,I was not nervous to be in front of the camera but nervous in front of my dad, she saysadding that he is not a father but a director while shooting For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 15 2013 4:03 am Related News With politics heating up for the Assembly and Lok Sabha electionsShiv Sena corporator Pramod Bhangire and former NCP corporator Sunil Tingre on Monday joined the MNS Bhangire is a Sena corporator in PMC from Hadapsar area His joining the MNS is being seen as a setback to the Shiv Sena as his exit might influence the results of Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in the area Sena legislator Mahadeo Babar represents Hadapsar Assembly constituency while Shivajirao Adhalrao-Patil is the MP from the area Tingre was denied party ticket in 2012 civic polls to make way for the supporter of NCP MLA from Vadgaonsheri Bapu Pathare The MNS does not have a strong leaders in Hadapsar and Vadgaonsheri By inducting the twoit is trying to make inroads in the area For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related News Match Preview: India’s chance to restore lost pride at Eden Kolkata: It may be a dead rubber but for India it would be an opportunity to salvage lost pride as they take on South Africa in the third and final Twenty20 International at the iconic Eden Gardens here on Thursday MS Dhoni and his team will look finish the series on a high AFP The visitors have gulped back to back matches and taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series In both games the Indians have lacked the will to win In the first contest at Dharamsala the hosts were able to pile up a massive 199 on the board but the somewhat inexperienced bowling line-up failed to keep the Proteas in check and JP Duminy — playing a valiant knock of 68 runs — took his side home with seven wickets in hand The second game at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack saw the Indian batting crumble like cookies for a mere 92 South Africa chased the total down quite easily losing only four wickets What contributed to the Indian batting fiasco were poor running between the wickets Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma were the victims of indecisive calling But as they approach the last contest of the T20 series the Indians would want to forget the Barabati debacle and focus on what is in store at Eden According to pitch curator Prabir Mukherjee and former India captain Sourav Ganguly the Eden strip would be batting friendly If the Indian batting clicks one can expect a run deluge here from the likes of Rohit Kohli and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni It will be the same for the tourists who have got the likes of AB de Villiers and Duminy in their ranks If the pitch indeed favours the batsmen it will turn into a ‘You miss I hit’ contest But one has to keep in mind that Eden Gardens is no Dharamsala where the air is thin and the ball flies off the willow Therefore spinners might play a pivotal role For India the only bright speck in the bowling department has been off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who has grabbed four wickets from the two outings If the Indians are to pull this one off the others need to chip in as well The Indians might also take confidence from the fact that they have won six out of the 10 T20 Internationals against South Africa but then again the momentum is with the visitors As it is an insignificant tie for the Proteas a few players yet to play a part in this series might get a look in The same cannot be said for India who would be desperate for a win so as to boost the side’s confidence ahead of the five-game ODIs and four Test matches against the same opponents Squads: India: MS Dhoni (captain & wk) Rohit Sharma Shikhar Dhawan Virat Kohli Suresh Raina Ajinkya Rahane Ravichandran Ashwin Stuart Binny Akshar Patel Bhuvneshwar Kumar Ambati Rayudu Mohit Sharma Harbhajan Singh Amit Mishra and Sreenath Aravind South Africa: Faf du Plessis (captain) Kyle Abbott Hashim Amla Farhaan Behardien Quinton de Kock (wk) Marchant de Lange AB de Villiers JP Duminy Imran Tahir Eddie Leie David Miller Chris Morris Kagiso Rabada Albie Morkel and Khaya Zondo IANS By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: July 12 2016 11:21 am Karan Johar said he gives a lot of importance to casting in his films Top News Filmmaker Karan Johar says today audience does not want to see actors repeated for similar roles in different films and instead it has become acceptive of new faces “Today there is a need for fresh and new talent One doesn’t want a same actor playing the role of a father or mother every time It is all about finding new and fresh talented people as people praise also and there is acceptance as well” Johar told reporters at an event The 44-year-old “My Name Is Khan” director said he gives a lot of importance to casting in his films “As a producer I never get involved with casting as it the job of a director When I am a director casting is an integral part of the film Today there are variety of characters in a film that have so many layers and shades” According to Johar superstar Aamir Khan-led blockbuster “Lagaan” is the perfect example of a great casting The filmmaker said the period film brought in the trend of unusual casting in mainstream commercial movies Share This Article Related Article “I think ‘Lagaan’ opened the door for unusual casting in mainstream cinema As there was not a single film till 2001 that had so many interesting new faces and they all left a mark “It opened doors for casting as earlier it was industry casting they (actors in ‘Lagaan’) were all real people I think the large part of the success of ‘Lagaan’ was the casting of the cricket team” The filmmaker spoke at the launch of TalentNext a talent-recruiter online platform in “Lagaan” director Ashutosh Gowarikar’s presence “Lagaan” revolved around a small village whose inhabitants burdened by high taxes find themselves in an extraordinary situation as an arrogant officer challenges them to a game of cricket as a wager to avoid the taxes The movie had an interesting supporting cast that included late Rajesh Vivek Aditya Lakhiya Yashpal Sharma and Raghubir Yadav For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: BollywoodHungamacom | Mumbai | Updated: December 3 2015 2:04 pm After many speculations surrounding the biopic of controversial star Sanjay Dutt Rajkumar Hirani recently announced that he will soon be kick starting the film starring Ranbir Kapoor Related News After many speculations surrounding the biopic of controversial star Sanjay Dutt Rajkumar Hirani recently announced that he will soon be kick starting the film starring Ranbir Kapoor And now we hear that Sanjay Dutt will be making a special appearance in this biopic based on him Also read:Ranbir Kapoor knows all of Sanjay Dutt’s stories and will play him well internally: RajkumarHirani It is being said that the entry of Sanjay Dutt in the film is being planned towards the end and that the makers are currently working on the details of the same As of now Sanjay Dutt is busy serving his sentence at Yerawada jail However the actor is expected to be out of prison in 2016 From what we hear Sanjay Dutt is equally involved in the making of the film and considering that Rajkumar Hirani is also a close friend of Dutt he will be getting all the required permissions and will also be showing the rushes to the actor and his family Also read:I am very close to Sanjay Dutt: RanbirKapoor It has also been learnt that the Sanjay Dutt biopic is an unabashed portrayal of the actor’s life which will touch upon areas like his relationship with his father his three marriages and his connection with the underworld For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDubai: Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Egypt and Bahrain which have tried to isolate Qatar said on Sunday they would allow Qatari planes to use air corridors in emergencies but Doha denied it saying they were spreading "false information" The four countries severed ties with Qatar on 5 June closed borders – in the sea land and sky – and imposed economic sanctions accusing it of supporting terrorism something Doha denies Representational image Reuters With its air space drastically compromised Qatar asked the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for a special meeting – which is scheduled for Monday – to discuss the issue Saudi state news agency SPA on Sunday cited a statement from the Saudi aviation authority (GACA) saying they had already agreed emergency air corridors which were identified under ICAO supervision and that they would be open from 1 August "Nine corridors have been identified including one in international air space over the Mediterranean sea that will be monitored by the Egyptian authorities" SPA said However Qatar’s transport and communications ministry and its aviation authority denied the four countries had taken such a decision the state news agency QNA said Qatar called on the countries to not leak "false information" ahead of the ICAO meeting in Montreal on Monday ICAO was not immediately available for comment ICAO’s 36-state governing council could act to settle the row presented by Qatar but such interventions are rare and time-consuming because the UN agency usually negotiates disputes through consensus Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: August 15 2013 4:00 am Related News State Congress president Arjun Modhwadia has challenged Chief Minister Narendra Modi to oppose the food Bill on behalf of his party at the national and state levelsif he had the courage to do so Addressing mediapersons here on WednesdayModhwadia said that it was ridiculous for Modi to criticise the ordinance when all the partiesincluding the BJP at the national levelhad extended its support On the question of Modis demand that CMs should have been consulted before the Bill was given a final shapeModhwadia said that it was an old habit of Narendra Modi to misguide the public. 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