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South Korea and Saudi Arabia are the teams who have made sure of their places in next year’s tournament so far. “I think it got polarised reviews, ? pictwittercom/f4VEIxHOPN — Kajol (@KajolAtUN) July 31 2017 Kajol is also going to launch her home production in September and hopes to come up with a film early next year The actor however says she does not know what kind of projects she will be supporting She says that she was planning to foray into production for sometime but it got delayed (with PTI inputs) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Inder Malhotra | Published: August 4 2014 12:42 am Since well before the Emergency a debate had begun in this country about changing the parliamentary system into a presidential one Source: CR Sasikumar Related News It was a decision Indira Gandhi made only because she was forced to Whatan irony it is that the end of the Emergency unquestionably a squalid chapter in modern Indian history was as sudden and unexpected as its imposition At 8 pm on the night of January 1977 Indira Gandhi announced in a broadcast over All India Radio that the Lok Sabha had been dissolved and fresh elections would be held in March Most of her listeners were stunned because only 63 days earlier on November 5 1976 the Lok Sabha’s term was extended for the second time until February 1978 (It needs to be explained that the Constitution never gave Parliament the authority to extend its own life But with the Constitution suspended the Emergency regime gave itself the necessary power and used it not once but twice Mercifully after Gandhi’s humiliating defeat in the 1977 election all the odious changes she had made in the Constitution were repealed The Lok Sabha’s life is back to five years and no more) Many of those who heard her broadcast concluded that Gandhi had some trick up her sleeve Among those who thought so was SK Patil a leader of the Congress (O) and a master tactician himself After his and other opposition leaders’ release from jail he told his colleagues: “Indira has laid a trap for us but we must not fall into it” However as it emerged in due course instead of laying a trap for others Gandhi was trying frantically to get out of the one she had landed herself in At that time no precise information was available thanks to the heavily suppressive Emergency regime There were rumours galore but their credibility was in doubt However as the dam of silence broke and there was an avalanche of books and commentaries in newspapers and journals the story of the Emergency’s abrupt end started falling into place By now it is crystal clear that like everything concerning Indira Gandhi this narrative too is complex confusing and full of flip-flops It also confirms that despite her reputation for being “decisive” Gandhi actually dithered and made up her mind to act only when driven to the wall If there was a dominant perhaps defining feature of the Emergency it was Sanjay Gandhi’s omnipotence His word was law Whatever he wanted he got His mother just wouldn’t hear a single word critical of him not even from such an eminent and honourable person as Sheikh Abdullah Anyone crossing Sanjay’s path did so at his/her peril PN Haksar arguably the finest and most powerful principal secretary Indira ever had came to grief for drawing her attention to Sanjay’s reckless misuse of his growing power and its possible repercussions Even the plight of the PM’s secretary PN Dhar was unenviable Since power now resided at the prime minister’s house from where Sanjay operated with only a coterie around him the role of the prime minister’s secretariat (as the PMO was then called) had diminished Early in the Emergency Sanjay decided that in the Union home ministry all power should be vested in the minister of state Om Mehta and the home minister Brahmananda Reddy should be kept at bay A file on some consequential changes bureaucratic and procedural somehow got delayed in the PM’s secretariat Dhar was ticked off by the PM The home ministry’s pattern was then repeated in other ministries Sanjay intensely disliked that with his mother’s reluctant approval Dhar was maintaining contact with JP in the hope of arriving at a reconciliation or compromise In any case nothing came of this Since well before the Emergency a debate had begun in this country about changing the parliamentary system into a presidential one In the later stages of the Emergency the idea had morphed into several curious risky and bizarre ideas Sanjay’s closest political collaborator the rude and crude Bansi Lal who held the defence portfolio had just one suggestion: “Make behenji president for life and nothing more need be done” The triumvirate of Dev Kant Barooah Rajni Patel and SS Ray which looked after all legal and constitutional matters on Indira’s behalf sent her a paper on constitutional reform signed by Patel Its actual author was AR Antulay who did not want to acknowledge authorship because what he had advocated was a presidential system without any checks and balances For this purpose the paper had said a fresh constituent assembly would be necessary Rather foolishly Barooah leaked the “top secret” document as a “trial balloon” All hell broke loose Sanjay’s minions went wild and demanded that a constituent assembly be convened immediately They were not interested in what the assembly could or should do It was enough for them that elections would have to be postponed until the new assembly finished its work Barooah tried to control the damage But the genie was already out of the bottle Some of Sanjay’s cohorts even started propagating that the existing Parliament should be converted into the constituent assembly To Indira this was totally unacceptable because she knew that having a new constituent assembly would open a Pandora’s box and might jeopardise Indian unity While she was considering what to do something happened that alarmed her Without any prior hint to her the state assemblies of Uttar Pradesh Punjab and Haryana passed resolutions demanding the setting up of a constituent assembly The Congress legislative party and the Pradesh Congress Committee in Bihar followed suit That is when she started thinking of elections as the only way to stop things from getting out of hand Remarkably this was one issue she never discussed with Sanjay In December she authorised Dhar to call in the chief election commissioner T Swaminathan and tell him quietly to start preparing for elections The two talked over a cup of tea The CEC sent Dhar a bottle of premium Scotch to celebrate An intriguing question remained If the decision on elections was firmly taken during December why wasn’t the announcement made on January 1 “as a New Year gift” to the nation After a brief silence Dhar told me: “The PM’s astrologers prevailed over her advisors” The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: August 8 2017 2:27 pm Baadshaho director Milan Luthria’s reports of deleting intimate scene from the film Related News Ajay Devgn and Milan Luthria have dismissed reports that the latter has chopped off an intimate scene from their upcoming film Baadshaho to avoid the wrath of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) There were reports that the Baadshaho director Luthria had deleted an intimate sequence between Ajay Devgn and the film’s female lead Ileana D’Cruz before the board could raise any object However Devgn said “It’s not true We have not made a porn film” While Luthria added “This is complete conjecture I don’t think anybody besides my core team is privy to what and how we edit the film This is speculation It’s a straightforward film” Luthria’s directorial project is set during the Emergency period Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s recent release Indu Sarkar had covered the same topic but faced a lot of hurdles while getting clearance from the CBFC When asked on the same Milan Luthria said “Nothing has happened so far and I don’t think anything will happen alsoWe have seen films being made in similar genre earlier as well That film had a political approach and ours is an action adventure” Ajay Devgn said “I really don’t know… The films that I produced and submitted to the censor board I didn’t face any issue I don’t think what’s the problem I actually don’t think there’s any problem I feel if you rationalise with them (CBFC) everything can be understood At least that’s my experience” Devgn said “As a director-producer I have not faced any problem I don’t know what is the problem I don’t see a problem If you rationalise it then everything could be understood” The film also features Emraan Hashmi Esha Gupta and Sanjay Mishra and is scheduled to release on September 1 With inputs from PTI For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: May 10 2017 6:00 am ‘An autorickshaw is not an approved mode of school transport’ says Ajri Sandeep Daundkar Top News Sunanda Mehta: School transport has always remained a grey area Why are autorickshaws allowed to overcram the students I’ve closely dealt with this issue Maharashtra is the one state where there is a proper policy for school transport This policy primarily looks after the concerns of parents schools and students The school education department and the RTO came together to frame this policy which jots down rules for various things such as color scheme of the bus facilities in the vehicle security arrangements Alifiya Khan: When we ask schools about children being crammed in rickshaws they say the RTO should deal with it But the RTO cites this policy and says there’s nothing more to do So how exactly do we solve this issue An autorickshaw is not an approved mode of school transport The two approved modes are school buses and school vans Autos however can ferry students as long as they don’t violate the seating capacity rule which is four persons per auto When I was in Sangli we conducted a meeting with all the stakeholders We heard all of them and decided that this overloading needs to stop Representatives of the autorickshaw union said they can’t afford to carry only four children if they are paid Rs 150 per student They said they will follow the rules if the fare is raised to Rs 300 per child Everybody agreed and was happy but after a week I started receiving letters from a parents who were unhappy with the fare hike We again summoned a meeting and tried to impress upon the parents that it’s a matter of their child’s safety and it comes at a cost Atikh Rashid: But even the school administration is not willing to form a School Transport Committee (STC) They don’t want to take the responsibility It’s true that they (schools) were reluctant following an incident in Mumbai where a child was injured in an accident and principal of the school being the president of the committee was named in the FIR The entire union went on the strike in protest However later we managed to quell the fears of the school administration with the help of the school education department The department had sent out a communiqué confirming that the STC wouldn’t be held responsible as long as there’s only bonafide intentions in the decisions Anjali Marar: How is the new test track helping the department conduct driving tests The new state-of-the-art facility has been of immense help as there is no human intervention in assessing the driver’s test Also with the system being fully computerised its results are obtained instantaneously At present tests are conducted between 8 am and 6 pm but with night sensors coming into operations we will be able to conduct the tests in dual shifts too Anuradha Mascarenhas: How is the RTO planning to control rising pollution Also PUCs are not issued properly BS4 which has now been imposed across the country was already in place in Pune BS4 engine emissions are much more controlled and closely monitored but the older ones — transport vehicles trucks buses — needed to be monitored more They were causing more pollution due to which we had set up PUC centres and machines But since this task requires more labour we have authorised other PUC centers where people are given licence and they are supposed to check the emission If it is more they need to monitor it Yes there are people who play foul and wouldn’t check or care if their vehicle is within the limit to save money Citizens too are in the wrong many times Ajay Khape: There are lots of mobile PUC centres Are they legal A few years ago mobile PUC centres were allowed but later we stopped issuing permissions for more These are the few surviving ones We don’t give new registrations but we can’t cancel the ones that are already working The idea was dropped as these centres lacked the proper equipment for repair work Sunanda Mehta: The number of vehicles on the streets is increasing every year adding to the congestion What are the trends you see in vehicles being registered now I think it is a vicious circle actually In Pune the issue is much bigger and the only solution is to have a very robust public transport system Everyday 700 two-wheelers are added to city roads Until last year a total of 33 lakh vehicles were registered with Pune RTO of which 25 lakh were two-wheelers As many as 178 lakh new vehicles were added last year out of which 49000 were four-wheelers The earning of Pune Region which contains Pune and Solapur was Rs 1471 crore during the last financial year The amount is 21 per cent of the total revenue (Rs 6700 crore) earned by the state transport department Our revenue is much higher than even Mumbai The revenue earned by Pimpri-Chinchwad which is a sub-region of Pune RTO was Rs 470 crore which is more than entire Kolhapur region that has five districts Sunanda Mehta: What do you mean by “a robust public transport system” For example: In Mumbai the local trains carry lakhs of commuters every day and with BST in place almost a crore of commuters are taken care of in the city If I have a cheap quick and convenient transport system in place why would I take out my car Anuradha Mascarenhas: I went to the RTO last week There are still long queues It has not gone cashless yet The computerisation although operational has many glitches Locals have to face several issues just to get things done Wonderful things are happening to our office now I have been working in this department for the last 30 years and I can tell you it has seen many changes in the last few years Earlier all the work was being done manually now we have gone digital — with ‘Sarathi’ and ‘Vaahan’ You also need to see that the nature of the work is massive In Pune we issue around 1000 licences every day thousands of applications for changes in old licences are also taken care of About 3000 matters pertaining to registration of new and old vehicles are handled So a total of 5000 transactions happen every day which is a lot Had it been completely manual with this kind of transaction volume the system would have broken down We are dealing with it with the help of Sarathi Additionally two months ago we installed Vahan which has eased the process of registering vehicles and obtaining licences The procedure to obtain a learner’s licence has also gone completely digital Additionally testing part has been taken care of too It has been completely mechanised with no human intervention Anuradha Mascarenhas: The state health department had issued a government resolution some time ago which had asked learner’s licence applicants to pledge for organ donation What happened to that See we were doing it But the problem was absence of a proper agency to collect the signed pledges and take it to the authorities concerned which would keep a record and contact the person in the event of death so the pledge could be realised It became just another paper to be signed Making people sign it while they were applying for licences was easy but we don’t have the mechanism to make use of the pledges In six months you will see that it’ll work wonderfully There are logistical issues It’s not simple We are finding out CSE centres to start delivering the pledges and ease the process Atikh Rashid: What’s the status of app-based taxi aggregation services and what is being done to regularise them Apparently they are currently operating illegally The framework for Maharashtra City Taxi Scheme 2016 is already in place and those interested will have to register themselves under the scheme They will have to pay taxes obtain permits and follow the rules and regulations framed under the scheme The system will be regularised once the policy is implemented We have to accept that the aggregators are quite popular among residents as it’s much easier to book such services In fact we are also working with taxi and rickshaw unions to come up with a mobile application which will aggregate rickshaws So rickshaws can also compete with cab aggregators I am a part of the committee that’s looking into this Alifiya Khan: Why does it take so long to get an appointment for a learner’s licence Earlier it was all manual and now it has become digitised Now a system is in place to control the inputs In Pune only 308 appointments are possible For a place like Pune we have 25 terminals and that is not enough We need to increase the number of machines For acquiring driving licence tests too most problems are related to the infrastructure and limited manpower We tried working in two shifts but that isn’t possible because the department was shortstaffed and our cameras don’t work in the dark So people giving their tests after 7 pm made no sense However we are working on it (Transcribed by Akshita Sharma and Isha Shanker) For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAmong those in the fray on Monday were cabinet ministers Rakibul Hussain Chandan Sarkar and Nazrul Islam from Congress AGP leader and former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and BJP national spokesman Sidhartha Bhattacharya Image courtesy: PIBWritten by Reuters | Los Angeles | Published: August 19 2009 10:11 am Related News Oscar winning actor Sean Penn and his wife Robin’s rocky marriage is headed for divorce for the third timeand this time it’s Robin who has filed the court papers The “Message in a Bottle” actress43filed for divorce last week in northern California where they reside citing irreconcilable differencesPeople magazine said on Tuesday The papers obtained by the celebrity magazine said Robin Wright Penn and her husband had agreed to share custody of their 16 year-old son Hopper Jack and divide their property In an interview in the September edition of More magazinereleased on TuesdayPenn said she did not plan to reconcile again “I hit that crossroad a while ago For Robin (she gestured toward herself)the ‘I know what I don’t want’ was flashing neon lights” “I have no regrets Iwehave two amazing children we raised together” she added The couple’s oldest child Dylan Frances is 18 The couplewho married in 1996first started divorce proceedings in December 2007 but got back together again a few months later and withdrew the petition Earlier this yearSean Penn filed for a legal separation but withdrew the request in May after a few weekscalling his first action “an arrogant mistake” Sean Penn49won his second best actor Oscar in February for his role as slain gay activist Harvey Milk in the movie “Milk” He won his first in the Clint Eastwood-directed drama “Mystic River” and has been nominated three other times Robin Wright Penn is appearing in three upcoming movies “New York I Love You”an animated version of “The Christmas Carol” and “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 26 2016 2:23 pm Some of the designers who opted for flats on the runway were Karishma Shahani Khan Ujjawal Dubey and brand Myoho (Source: Express photo) Top News Gone are the days when high heels were the top choices for girls to look stylish as white sneakers and flats seemed to have picked it in a big way in the fashion industry Girls are ditching stilettos to opt for these comfort wears that is said to have become wardrobe essentials you just can’t ignore One can see how these two trends have emerged in a big way at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016 While the majority of designers opted for flats on the opening day to showcase their creation on the runway white sneakers were spotted in big numbers off the runway with girls teaming it with every kind of silhouettes whether it is jeans kaftans short or maxi dresses “It is chic classy and at the same time very comfortable It makes our life easy while reporting” said one of the bloggers who was present to cover the opening day of the fashion gala See more pictures of this trend here Another journalist who flew all the way from Kolkata to report the fashion week points out how white sneakers are giving less stress to woman “I have seem girls struggling with their footwear but thanks to this trend which I believe came in the picture post the Bollywood effect we don’t have to think much about our footwear nowadays” she said Apparently this trend came into the limelight when a British designer took her bow at the Celine Spring 2011 show wearing white Adidas Stan Smiths in 2010 Post that white sneakers took no time to reach the Indian fashion market Not to forget Bollywood faces like Deepika Padukone Katrina Kaif and Kangana Ranaut have flaunted the white trainers on many occasions While these pair of shoes makes any girl fall in love with them flats also seemed to have picked really big this edition Some of the designers who opted for flats on the runway were Karishma Shahani Khan Ujjawal Dubey and brand Myoho Inspired by the aerial views of landscapes Khan’s label ‘Ka-Sha’ unveiled the ‘Navya’ collection at LFW W/F’16 Drawing motifs from her surroundings she was inspired by geometric yet organic natural objects for her patterns that gave texture to her creations and hence it was a perfect decision to choose flats to bring simplicity to the line Revealing a romantic nostalgic journey of the 1920’s fashion ‘Myoho’ by Kiran and Meghna presented ‘Sandalwood’ — a collection that left its fashionable fragrance on the ramp Going retro with influences of ‘The Raj’ when flapper looks and Victorian Chic were prevalent in India the label brought desi sophistication to centre stage and hence according to designer flats were the ideal choice In fact actress Sarah-Jane Dias also told IANS: “Since my style statement is comfort so you will always see me wearing flat shoes” Simplicity and innovative construction has been the hallmark of Ujjawal Dubey’s ‘Antar-Agni’ label that has given men’s and women’s wear fashion experiments with flats in different forms highlight the collection The ‘Shift’ label by Nimish Shah which celebrated half a decade in the business of fashion and Atsu Sekhose who brought the glamour of naga shawls to centre stage also opted for easy going footwear It’s not just established names who tried to bring the flat trend back in the limelight Diming Rubu one of the Gen Next designers too opted for such footwears to be matched up with her creation that was titled “The Missing Piece” She showcased semi-formal range for the fashion conscious women in the age group 25-40 years So now ladies you know what to opt for when going footwear shopping For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News My Name is Khan and Dilwale. its playing really well. 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