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s rehabilitation policy for militants.Modi decided to do politics on that day in his almost blatant and abundant desire to be projected as a potential prime ministerial candidate… This criticism and timing was most unfortunate, Pilot said For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 29 2012 2:22 am Related News A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Chandigarh on Saturday awarded three years imprisonment to Ashish Vajpayeea former Official Liquidator of the Punjab and Haryana High Court A penalty of Rs 50000 has also been imposed on Vajpayee Vajpayee was convicted by the court on charges of possessing assets 354 times more than his source of income A case was registered against him by the CBI on May 302006 on charges of possessing assets disproportionate to his source of income After registration of the casesearches were conducted on May 312006 During a search of his housea large amount of cash was recovered and Vajpayee failed to account for the recovery of this cash On the basis of the recoverya separate case was registered on August 72006 against him on charges of corruption under the Prevention of Corruption Act He was accused of acquiring disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs12653148 since his joining (in 1989) as Junior Technical Assistant in the office of Registrar of Companies Vajpayee already stands convicted in a previous case of corruption For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published: May 3 2017 2:58 am The police had said the killings of Monu and his brother could be over the former’s decision to marry Sonu’s cousin (Representational) Top News A day after three persons including an alleged gangster and an assistant sub-inspector were shot dead police said the arms used in the killing might have been procured from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Before the civic elections the Special Cell had arrested a man from Madhya Pradesh who had come to deliver a consignment of 30 pistols and one carbine to a Delhi-based arms supplier A police officer told The Indian Express that a huge quantity of firearms was smuggled to Delhi for the gangsters of UP Haryana and Punjab Prima facie police suspect the role of gangster Satyawan alias Sonu Dariyapur behind the killing of Bhupendra Sherawat alias Monu his brother Arun Shetty and ASI Vijay Singh At least 40 bullets were fired at the victims by a group of attackers The police had said the killings of Monu and his brother could be over the former’s decision to marry Sonu’s cousin Sources had told The Indian Express that Monu and Sonu used to be friends till 2006 till the former expressed his desire to marry Sonu’s cousin Raj Rani Sonu did not approve of it and warned the two of dire consequences if they got married When the two did not pay heed to his threats they were attacked in Punjabi Bagh on October 9 2006 While Monu sustained seven bullet injuries Rani sustained three Both survived The two got married the following year Sources said police have not ruled out the angle of murder over property They questioned a businessman and a friend of Monu on Tuesday Sources said Monu and his wife stayed in a flat owned by the businessman For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nirupama Kotru | Published: March 21 2017 11:55 am Sarat Chandra’s popular novel Devdas has been adapted for cinema a record 15 times in 7 Indian languages (Hindi Urdu Bengali Telugu Tamil Malayalam Assamese) Top News According to popular legend there are only 5 scripts in Bollywood All other scripts are inspired by these 5 stock stories give or take a few plot variations Which is a pity in a country where there exists rich literature in almost all the languages in the 8th schedule to the Constitution Literature written and set in pre or post- colonial period Literature which adapts itself rather well to the big screen With universal values Thought provoking Reflecting the socio-cultural norms of their times or challenging those very norms Breaking stereotypes Reimagining or re- interpreting history Here is a look at a few good adaptations; stories from Indian literature that have been successfully made into scripts for films and which were well received by audiences- 1 Devdas Sarat Chandra’s popular novel has been adapted for cinema a record 15 times in 7 Indian languages (Hindi Urdu Bengali Telugu Tamil Malayalam Assamese)There have been 2 loose adaptations (Dev D and Aur Devdas) and a silent version as well(1928) Assamese director PBarua made 3 talkie versions of Devdas- Bengali in 1935 Hindi in 1936 (starring KL Saigal in one of his most popular roles) and an Assamese version in 1937 Bimal Roy’s National Award winning 1955 version starred Dilip Kumar and Suchitra Sen Vyajanthimala who played Chandramukhi refused to accept the Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actress for this film Like Tagore Sarat Chandra portrayed his female characters as equal humans vulnerable to the same follies as men His women questioned the established order Paro’s defies the mores of her Zamindar husband’s household by openly demonstrating her undying love for her childhood flame Devdas Chandramukhi breaks the shackles placed upon her by her profession choosing a simple life instead Of the three protagonists it is the male Devdas who is shown as the one most stifled by social conventions This tragic tale of an unrequited love triangle has seldom failed to move audiences 2 Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) Munshi Premchand’s brilliant satirical short story written in 1924 was adapted by Satyajit Ray for the big screen It depicts the peccadilloes of the Nawab and other royal gentry of the State of Awadh The two noblemen protagonists are shown to be so addicted to chess that they neglect their wives and fail to notice the steady march of the British army into Awadh Great performances by a stellar cast consisting of Sanjeev Kumar Shabana Azmi Saeed Jaffrey and Amjad Khan as poet-king Wajid Ali Shah Richard Attenborough played GenJames Outram The music was composed by Satyajit Ray himself and the dances including the lovely “Kanha main tosey haari” were choreographed by PtBirju Maharaj 3 Ghare Baire (The Home and the World) Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore is renowned for his short stories which often demonstrated a deep empathy for a woman’s inner conflicts Ghare Baire written in 1916 is set in the home of a rich kind Zamindar(landlord) Nikhilesh(Victor Banerjee) Nikhilesh and Bimala(Swatilekha Sengupta)’s peaceful life is turned upside down by the appearance of the revolutionary leader Sandip(played by Soumitra Chatterjee)The novel and film are remarkable in their exploration of several issues among them the position of women in aristocratic Bengali households nationalism patriotism modernity etc The film was in competition for the Palme d’or at Cannes Film Festival1984 It is no secret that Mahatma Gandhi and Tagore harboured deep differences over the concepts of nationalism economic development scientific progress etc Hence Nikhilesh is said to represent Tagore’s world view and Sandip of Gandhi In a letter to JCBose’s wife Tagore clarified “Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live” 4 Junoon ( A flight of pigeons) This novella by Ruskin Bond was set in a milieu far removed from Bond’s usual haunts of Dehra Mussourie Shamli etc The film was produced by Shashi Kapoor who also played the lead role of Javed Khan Shyam Benegal directed the film The film is an engrossing tale of Javed Khan and his love for the English girl Ruth set against the backdrop of the 1857 mutiny Nafeesa Ali played Ruth while Jennifer Kapoor acted as Ruth’s mother Naseeruddin Shah played Javed’s right hand man Great performances and some great music by Vanraj Bhatia including the song celebrating the monsoons-“Saawan ki aayi bahaar re” 5 Hazaar Chaurasi ki Maa (No 1084’s mother) Govind Nihalani made this National Award winning film with a script based on Mahashweta Devi’s seminal work Hajaar Churashir Maa The film has Jaya Bachchan essaying the role of Sujata mother to Brati who is found dead one fine day The film is about how Sujata discovers her son’s revolutionary activities and eventually decides to take his work forward 6 Chemeen (The Prawn) Based on a book by famous author Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai this Malayalam film won the President’s Gold Medal for Best Film at National Awards in 1965TS Pillai’s works were known for their historicity and detailed depiction of the lives of oppressed classes The story of Chemmeen was based on a fishermen’s lore Legend says that if a married woman is unfaithful when her husband is out at sea the sea Goddess would consume the man The film depicts the story of an extra-marital relationship between Karuthamma(played by Sheela) daughter of a Hindu fisherman and Pareekutty(played by Madhu) son of a Muslim trader The film was lauded for its cinematic brilliance which can be credited to the deft direction of Ramu Kariat and his brilliant team of technicians who included two great sons of Bengal; Hrishikesh Mukherjee(editing) and Salil Chowdhary(music)The film’s songs rendered by Manna DeyKJJesudas PLeela and Shantha Nair such as Puthan Valakarre Pennaale Pennaale and Kadalinakkare Ponore were extremely popular and continue to delight music lovers even today With the upcoming adaptation of Manto’s famous short story Toba Tek Singh it is hoped that the trend of adapting quality fiction for film screenplays is revived and strengthened For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAs Dr Manmohan Singh comes to the end of his tenure as a prime minister and perhaps as a politician the headlines are about his inept handling of UPA 2 Dr Singh say the headlines presided over a corrupt cabinet and was part of the corrupt Congress party with the mud of Coalgate and the 2G scam to name a few sticking to him He is also credited if that is the word with the fall of the rupee in the past few years with the falling GDP with rising inflation with high interest rates with the hesitant investment climate with fall in manufacturing with policy paralysis Mamohan Singh also deserves bouquets not brickbats: PTI It’s a litany of failure it seems If all these errors of omission and commission are his then we must credit him (and this time it is the right word) for all the positives we have seen and been beneficiaries of in the 1992-2014 period when he was either prime minister or finance minister or both except for the 5 years of BJP rule that interrupted this over two-decade chunk in India’s history So I thank him for freeing us from the tyranny of being forced to watch only the state-owned and controlled TV stations and allowing us the pleasure the freedom and the luxury to choose from over 700 satellite channels – even for those satellite channels brought the stories of corruption into our drawing rooms So I thank him for allowing private FM stations free rein (except for news and current affairs) and creating a revenue model that allows private stations to survive So I thank him for creating an environment which brought Pepsi into the country brought Coke back and turned Indian metro high streets and malls into world-class shopping centres with world-leading brands So I thank him for revolutionizing telephony in the country with Indians enjoying virtually the lowest costs in the world and consequently empowering and connecting hundreds of millions of Indians So I thank him for his role in boosting the IT industry employing millions and earning billions in much needed foreign exchange So I thank him for the courage to change forex rules for both individuals and industry allowing all of us the ability to travel for vacations for work for migration carrying legal foreign exchange So I thank him for world-class airports and for a competitive environment which keeps airfares in relative check So I thank him for letting India learn that there are cars beyond the Ambassador the Premier Padmini the Standard Rover and the Maruti turning the auto market into an embarrassment of riches for the consumer So I thank him for the expressways the highways the metros the flyovers and the bridges that have been built in the last 22 years So I thank him for largely insulating India from the effect of the Lehman Brothers collapse while economies across the world teetered and collapsed So I thank him for a superb ever-growing banking industry for the ATMs that we see at every street corner for the ability conduct banking transactions on the Internet So I thank him for his contribution to the Rural Health Mission the Unique Identification Authority the Rural Employment Guarantee scheme and the Right to Information Act and for the historic civil nuclear agreement with the United States So I thank him for allowing 18 year old Indians a vote If it seems over-generous to credit Dr Singh with all these advancements and developments think back to 1992 and compare what India was in comparison with the western and developed nations then And do the same today Finally I thank him most for maintaining the dignity of the office of the Prime Minister of India; I thank him for being soft-spoken and gentle I thank him for never speaking ill of his colleagues and his political opponents “The evil that men do lives after them the good is oft interred with their bones” Mark Antony said of Julius Caesar Dr Singh deserves a Mark Antony; so many Indians sadly are happy to play Marcus Junius Brutus By: PTI | Published: October 10 2017 9:24 pm The previous editions of PWL have witnessed a significant number Olympians taking part (Source: File) Top News The third edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) will see Greco-Roman grapplers in action for the first time in addition to freestyle wrestling when the season commences in the first week of January next year Apart from Olympic style Greco-Roman format the third season of the League might also see more innovations like neon clothing “Greco Roman style of wrestling was introduced in first summer Olympics of 1896 and India has a rich past at the international level with first significant performance (gold medal) at 1962 Jakarta Asian Games “Therefore the inclusion of Olympic style Greco-Roman format is a historic move that will take it to a notch above” Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh said The previous editions of PWL have witnessed a significant number Olympians taking part Top Indian and international players are expected for the third edition also as it is expected to provide them good preparation for the Commonwealth and Asian Games For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News The employees, The government also stated that it was ?she adds that she would like to release one soon.Literature and Culture Studies,Sector 16. 2016 8:26 pm FIFA has been accused of not using its influence to curb labour-exploitation in Qatar. 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3-km stretch,’Improving Child Survival; Paediatric Critical Care training and education is the key? said West Bengal CM. A fan of Bollwyood actor Aamir Khan, He doesn’t want to work on remakes for quite some time, Police claimed Monica Singh might have duped more than 50 people with the help of forged documents.a housewife and a resident of Panchkula in Haryana, Express photo Related News UT adviser Parimal Rai held a review meeting for finalising the revised Smart City proposal at UT Secretariat on Monday. The Chandigarh administration will submit its revised Smart City proposal to the Union ministry of urban development on April 20." the skipper of the 2012 World T20 champion side in Sri Lanka told reporters here.
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they have to give us a place to stay. “Gangs of Wasseypur”, But this relay catch from RCB’s Shane Watson and David Wiese to dismiss DD’s Shreyas Iyer was marvelous work.grand tour?he was fascinated by its majestic architecture and captivated by the culture He visited some of the great cities of Spain like MadridBarcelona and Seville and travelled through the undulating Spanish countryside dotted with olives and orange treesrich in art and historywith its museumscastles and forts Miranda was later invited by the tourism office of Spain in Singapore to draw a series of cartoons inspired by Spain On a torrid Saturday morning at Instituto Cervantesthe same cartoons were put up at the Capitals Instituto Cervantes to commemorate Spanish Language Day through an exhibition titled Ironical Visions of daily Life: Mario De MirandaVisions of Spain Greguerias,Madhu Kishwar,Written by Express News Service | Chandigrah | Published: November 24 This.