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It takes 402 words to explain the way in which players should conduct themselves in the “Preamble” to the law book, but lost the next three games before calling a halt while leading 4-3 in his first matchup with Sousa." "But we have not reacted,"We very much hope that the combination of fiscal,because the deficit has been reduced inflation has been downsignificantly and the structural reforms will actuallydeliver the jobs that the Indian population particularly theyoung Indian people expect in the future" Lagarde said Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: February 23 2017 2:54 am People take a dip in the polluted Yamuna Archive photo Top News WITH MUNICIPAL polls round the corner the AAP government has a simple plan to earn the Poorvanchali vote: Clean water bodies such as lakes and ponds so they are usable during Chhath Pooja The festival is celebrated by Biharis and Poorvanchalis a few days after Diwali Women from the community typically take a dip in the water just after dawn Sources in the government said as many as 970 water bodies have been identified and efforts will soon be underway to clean them up ahead of the festival this year Watch What Else Is making News “We will make sure there are more ghats in the capital this year as the ones usually set up during the festival do not meet the requirements This will find a place in the upcoming budget as well We are making plans to erect and maintain the banks of all water bodies under the Delhi government so that women devotees can stand in water and perform pooja” a source said Sources claim the government doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned in wooing Poorvanchali voters “People should know that their concerns are the government’s concerns More ghats during the festival has been a long-standing demand of Poorvanchalis in the capital” said a source In 2015 the AAP government had announced a holiday on the festival Last year during the festival devotees who gathered on the banks of the Yamuna were greeted by a sea of foam and toxic water To ensure people are not exposed to polluted water sources in the government said they will make efforts to clean the water and maintain the banks “Prepping the banks of water bodies will help us maintain them better even if it is for a religious purpose There is a large migrant population living across the city Cleaning up the ghats especially those near their residences would mean a lot to them” a source said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 23 2017 3:39 pm Shakib Al Hasan has claimed that his side is high on confidence (Source: AP) Related News Ahead of the two-match Test series against Australia Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has claimed that it is the change in mindset that has helped his side believe that they can win and become mentally stronger While Australia will square-off against the Tigers at Dhaka for the first Test (their first Test in Bangladesh after a span of 11 years) Bangladesh seems upbeat about putting in a good performance In an interview with The Guardian Shakib said “Previously the mindset was to draw against big teams – try to play five days make a draw But we never used to get the result Then we started thinking ‘Let’s try to win – let’s try to play and win the game’ It’s the mindset that changed and that made us believe that we can win” and added “It’s been a long journeyIt’s been incredible I don’t think many people thought – even in Bangladesh – that we can come this far We knew that we have this ability and we needed that belief and we can only get this belief by winning matches” Stating that there is a lot of confidence in the side he further added “But there is no shortage of self-belief at this moment … Now we feel that we are very much unbeatable at home – doesn’t matter who we are playing against So this is the belief that makes a team a very good team and a winning team” Earlier skipper Mushfiqur Rahim had also said that the Tigers can eat the mighty Australians at home Speaking to Cricbuzz he said “We have always heard that Australia play aggressive cricket We are ready to play against them with an aggressive mindset “If we can use the home conditions and play to our potential I don’t think it is impossible to beat Australia To be honest if we can play our best cricket we can beat any team in the world because we have that ability “Earlier we had to play well while others had to play badly if we wanted to achieve success but that is not the case now” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shiny Varghese | Published: September 20 2016 1:46 am Some of the exhibits on display Top News Fatehpuri Sikri is known for its transitory spaces pavilions porches and verandahs and Varanasi cannot be divorced from its ghats nor Old Delhi from its streets Architect Vidur Bharadwaj capitalises on these ancient elements of social interactions in his canvases In his first-ever exhibition titled “Soul in Structure” at Delhi’s Visual Arts Gallery he attempts to show how design elements of heritage monuments can meld into modern buildings The exhibition has nearly 15 canvases that showcase ideas in commercial and residential spaces Bharadwaj who is the Director of The 3C Company wears his ratings of gold and platinum awards from LEED as medals in this show telling visitors how inspired his buildings such as the Wipro Technologies Gurgaon; Patni Knowledge Centre Noida; and Knowledge Boulevard Noida have been “I’ve been working on sustainable architecture for over 15 years I wondered how to take the idea of sustainable design to the people If you just put up a building and show people don’t get it So I opted for a populist way and through my paintings show how the past the present and the future came together” says Bharadwaj 50 Courtyards and water bodies are ubiquitous in every painting with the imagery of the sun and a child visible in every work “The sun is the source of all energy and the child represents the future” says the Delhi-based architect adding “I have combined photographs of my projects with elements that inspire me as an architect be it in nature or monuments” While his paintings are given the names of his award-winning buildings the disconnect is evident between concept and reality If International Home Deco Park (IHDP) takes inspiration from the ghats of Varanasi one wonders how a water body with stepped landscaping in a glass-covered commercial complex qualifies as a sustainable idea Between evoking the ghosts of Fatehpur Sikri Mohenjo Daro and Udaipur the architect seems to be telling too many stories in one frame — how classic architectural elements honoured climatic conditions and awarded its users fresh air shade light and wind and on the other hand how glass-clad green-rated buildings are energy-efficient for present-day clients The exhibition is on till September 22 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: April 26 2016 9:49 pm Tiger Shroff who is awaiting the release of his film “Baaghi” says he is keen to work in the remake ‘Parinda’ Related News Actor Tiger Shroff who is awaiting the release of his film “Baaghi” says he is keen to work in the remake of the 1989 film “Parinda” starring his father Jackie Shroff Asked if he would like to star in a remake of his father’s film Tiger told IANS: “I would like to work in the remake of my father’s film ‘Parinda’” The one-film-old star shared that he likes all films starring Jackie but “Parinda” is “close to his heart” Read More “Although I like all his films ‘Parinda’ is really close to my heart” he added Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra “Parinda” a crime drama film also featured actors Nana Patekar Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles On the work front Tiger will also be seen in filmmaker-choreographer Remo D’souza’s “A Flying Jatt” which also features actress Jacqueline Fernandez Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: July 29 2016 11:59 am IOC president Thomas Bach moved into the Olympic village on Thursday with Olympics set to begin in Rio de Janeiro from August 5 (Source: Reuters) Top News The International Olympic Committee warned organizers of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro five years ago that construction contracts they drew up could give developers incentives to cut corners presaging problems with athletes’ housing that drew complaints from several countries this week documents showed Rio’s city government responsible for the vast majority of infrastructure projects for the Games has used public-private partnerships or PPPs to get private firms to cover the cost of building venues in return for permission to build real estate on the sites Rio’s mayor Eduardo Paes has taken pride in the fact that 57 percent of the nearly 40 billion reais ($123 billion) spent on the Olympics is private money garnered by using PPPs on a scale never before seen at a Games Yet criticism erupted this week over the quality of the work at the privately funded Olympic Village Australia said housing was “not safe or ready” and other countries such as Italy Argentina and New Zealand also expressed concerns In documents seen by Reuters the IOC told the city in 2011 it needed to carefully monitor its partners because they might pay more attention to their own commercial interests than delivering Olympic projects on time and to high standards “The city recognizes that the PPP contractor most likely has two primary objectives maximize land value and deliver venue obligations at least cost” the IOC said in one of the documents assessing infrastructure plans for the Games seen by Reuters using a freedom of information request “The city must be diligent in making sure the Games obligations are fully met” the IOC said Rio city officials did not respond to requests for comment The IOC said in a statement that it was very supportive of Rio’s efforts to ensure the Games venues were constructed in an efficient and cost-effective way while making sure that what was needed for the Games was delivered The IOC document reviewed by Reuters did not go into details about how problems might arise with the contracts which marked a departure from previous Games dominated by public spending London’s 2012 Olympics was over 80 percent publicly funded and the Olympic Village was paid for using taxpayer money with the government taking on the risk of having to sell the apartments after the Games By contrast the 31 tower blocks of the Olympic Village in Rio built at a cost of $880 million to house 18000 athletes and team staff during the 17-day event will be sold off as luxury housing after the Games The IOC has publicly welcomed PPPs as a way of reducing the cost of the Games for host nations but three sources involved in Rio’s preparations told Reuters there were widespread concerns over the quality of work being delivered They said the local organizing committee Rio 2016 had been constrained in its ability to ensure projects met IOC standards because it was operating under huge financial strain This month Reuters reported that despite deep cost cuts Rio 2016 was running a deficit of $120 million to $150 million Low ticket sales a slump in the Brazilian currency and lukewarm appetite from sponsors have all taken their toll on the privately funded organization that runs the Games before handing infrastructure back to the city NOT SAFE OR READY Organizers deployed more than 600 workmen to tackle last-minute problems with water and electricity at the Olympic Village this week Rio 2016 the local organizing committee said the accommodation was delivered in May but electricity and water were not tested properly “Theoretically the builder should have delivered everything ready but we all know what it’s like with building work; there is always something to be fixed” spokesman Mario Andrada told reporters on Monday On Thursday evening Rio 2016’s Chief Operating Officer Rodrigo Tostes said emergency work had finished and all 31 towers were now “operational” Ilha Pura the joint venture between construction companies Carvalho Hosken and Odebrecht that built and own the village said the project had been delivered complete and to agreed standards “Ilha Pura has completely supported Rio2016 in carrying out tests and maintenance work deploying specialised technicians and work teams – they are working long hours for the solution of problems as quickly as possible” it said in an emailed statement Developers say they have sold just 240 of the 3600 Olympic Village apartments that go for between 750000 and 3 million reais ($230000 to $925000) as Brazil’s worst recession since the 1930s has dented demand Rio house prices are down 20 percent in real terms over the past year The development comes complete with a landscaped central park fountains tennis courts and swimming pools Critics said the city missed a chance to build affordable housing like London did Just across the lagoon from Ilha Pura finishing touches were being made to the Olympic Park which has nine venues and will hold 16 Olympic sports For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 22 2016 11:48 pm Sweden football player was issued red card in bizarre circumstances (Source: AP file) Top News A Sweden football player was shown a red card after the referee accused him of “deliberate provocation” and “unsportsmanlike behaviour” during a match between Jrna SK’s reserve team and Pershagen SK Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was shown the second yellow card for breaking the wind and had to be sent off in what were “bizarre circumstances” as described by the local media “I had a bad stomach so I simply let go” Ljungkvist was quoted as saying “Then I received two yellow cards and then red Yes I was shocked it’s the strangest thing I have ever experienced in football “I asked the referee ‘What am I not allowed to break wind a little’ ‘No’ he replied … I don’t get it but maybe he thought I farted in my hand and threw the fart at him But I did not” A player from the opposition team Kristoffer Linde said: “I was standing a good distance away but I heard the fart loud and clear It’s the strangest thing I’ve seen on a pitch and I’ve been playing football since I was eight years old” The referee who showed the yellow card to the 25-year-old explained his decision ““I perceived it as deliberate provocation He did it on purpose and it was inappropriate Therefore he received a yellow card” He also said that he has witnessed such incidents before “Once there was a player who stood and peed next to the pitch I showed him a yellow card too” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 31 2016 12:18 am Related News Four policemen who assaulted a youth accused of theft inside a police station in Goregaon in 2013 leading to his death were convicted by a city court Saturday to seven years imprisonment Sessions Judge S M Bhosle found the suspended policemen guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder causing hurt to extort a confession and voluntarily causing hurt under the Indian Penal Code while also ordering each of them to pay a fine of Rs 15000 The policemen — head constable Chandrakant Kamble (54) and police naiks Kiran Pinlge (40) Umesh Gosavi (39) and Sandeep Salunke (40) — were arrested by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch days after 22-year-old Kurla resident Manoj Salve was declared dead upon admission at Cooper Hospital The crime branch had charged the policemen with murder According to the prosecution Salve and his friend Prakash Chavan had visited an exhibition at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Goregaon East on October 26 2013 with the intention of stealing money from attendees There were caught while attempting to steal a purse and nearly 30 people assaulted them The police then came to the spot and took the duo to Vanrai police station where the convicted policemen assaulted Salve Salve who fell unconscious while being questioned was rushed to hospital The death triggered angry protests outside Vanrai police station by Salve’s family The crime branch which conducted the probe seized CCTV footage from the exhibition centre apart from recording the statement of Salve’s friend Chavan “The court discarded the CCTV footage because we proved the man who the crime branch got the footage certified from was not qualified to do so” said advocate Vijay Desai who represented the convicts For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related Newspolitical parties across party lines use this occasion to shower a patently false love for Ambedkar and his iconic status but remain silent about the recent judgment in the 1996 Bathani Tola massacre of 21 dalits, histories of other countries and its cultures. In turn, The couple had submitted to the court a set of school documents that mentions birthmarks of their alleged son. Arya said.By: PTI | Dubai | Published: November 14

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