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"On October 2 my father’s shraddh ceremony will be held.I went to invite the chief minister who gave outstandingsupport to us even after he (Dalmiya) left us She gave us alot of respect I went there to express my gratitude" Avisheksaid It’s not clear whether Ganguly had gone there to garnersupport but there’s intense speculation over the high profilemeeting three days after the demise of Dalmiya who died ofmassive cardiac arrest at a private nursing home Sunday But it remains to be seen whether the former Indiacaptain who’s a newcomer into the cricket administration isreally able to make it with CAB consisting of 121 affiliatedunits It’s believed Ganguly is not an unanimous choice among agroup of members as heavyweights like Chitrak Mitra GautamDasgupta TMC senior leader Subrata Mukherjee maybe eyeing theot seat A state minister said the government has nothing to dowith the CAB affairs but Ganguly is the pride of West Bengal "The state government has nothing to do with the matterof CAB President elections We have nothing to commentregarding it But yes Sourav is pride of Bengal" the ministersaid In fact former CAB joint secretary and current treasurerBiswarup Dey with a considerable support also cannot be ruledout Incidentally the Bengal cricket icon has been roped inby the West Bengal government for hosting an upcoming businessreality show and some believed that meeting was in thatcontext The CAB’s electorate comprises 121 votes — 94 first andsecond division Kolkata clubs 18 district units 8universities and a vote from the Office Sports Federation PTI Written by Express News Service | Published: May 5 2013 1:41 am Related News Mohali: Displaying tremendous skillsArshita Garg of DAV SchoolSector 8outplayed Parvita of The Millennium SchoolMohali11-912-109-1111-8 (3-1)in the final of the Cadet girls category during the Tricity inter-school table tennis championship being held at The Millennium SchoolMohali In the semifinalsArshita (Dav-8) had beaten Vasundhra (GurukulManimajra) 11-811-911-6 (3-0)while Parvita (The Millennium SchoolMohali) overpowered Deevanshi Chawla (Gurukul)11-911-911-6 (3-0)to reach the final In the Cadet boys quarterfinals section Ishan Kapoor (DAV-8) got the better of Pavan Singh (DAV-8)11-711-611-9 (3-0)while Abhishek Arora (Bhavan VidyalayaPanchkula) prevailed over Sanchit Saini (Dav-8)11-412-1014-1611-8 (3-1)to surge ahead Vaibhav (Manav MangalPanchkula) and Hrishkesh (Pkl) too had easy victories over their opponents and marched ahead in the tournament Vaibhav beat Himanshu11-411-111-1 (3-0) and Hrishkesh defeated Vasjot Singh (Manav MangalMohali )11-311-511-8 (3-0) Sandeep steers HDFC to win Chandigarh: Sandeep Saini (80) helped HDFC Ltd register an easy six-wicket victory over Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in the CII Corporate Cricket Cup at the GNPS ground in Sector 36 on Saturday Batting firstCII were all out for 132 in 20 overs HDFC chased down the target in 151 overs In another matchFCI beat Punjab Secretariat by 68 runs In reply to FCI’s 182 for 7Punjab Secretariat were all out for 114 in 16 overs In the last matchQuantum Solutions defeated Akzo Nobel by 40 runs In reply to Quantam’s 175 for 7Akzo Nobel were all out for 135 in 16 overs For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Updated: March 27 2014 4:00 am Related News Even as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s departments are scrambling to spend their allotted budgets with just a few days remaining in the current financial year civic data till March 25 shows that total capital expenditure is barely 50 per cent of the revised estimates for 2013-14 This in spite a jump of over 23 per cent in BMC’s capital expenditure over the past two months As per civic data capital expenditure stood at barely 28 per cent at the end of January 2014 While the corporation’s revised capital expenditure estimates stand at Rs 428966 crore actual expenditure till March 25 shows that barely Rs 214179 crore has been utilised For the next financial year the corporation has made an estimate of Rs 31000 crore up by almost 13 per cent from the current fiscal budget of Rs 27500 crore Even after the Dockyard Building collapse in September 2013 the lowest expenditure about 48 per cent of a revised estimate of Rs 2875 crore has been recorded in the estates department which looks after the upkeep of the civic-owned buildings These amount to roughly 5000 properties across the city Expenditure on the Fire Brigade department remains less than 15 per cent of the department’s revised budgets despite the growing urgency for upgrades In fact capital expenditure recorded at 148 per cent has risen seven times from 2 per cent at the end of January This despite the fire brigade inviting criticism recently for being ill-equipped and its compromised ability to combat different kinds of blazes While the the roads department had expected to cross the Rs 1000 crore-mark in expenditure for the current financial year it has managed to spend barely Rs 59492 crore or 585 per cent of the revised estimate of Rs 101654 crore till date Around 22 per cent of this expenditure was in the past two months alone At the start of the current financial year the corporation had envisaged a budget estimate of over Rs 2000 crore for roads traffic and bridges Opposition leader Devendra Amberkar from the Congress said “The BMC and the ruling coalition (Shiv Sena-BJP) are misleading the public What is the point in announcing large budgets if the departments do not even know how to spend them These are campaigning gimmicks that ultimately make the public suffer” “The roads department budget could not be utilised for a while because of the court case on potholes Still our expenditure is likely to rise in the next week as we are clearing bills for many works completed this year Regarding the low expenditure in the estates department we keep expenditure for repairs till a month before PAPs (project-affected persons) agree to move in otherwise renovations go waste as many flats remain empty” additional municipal commissioner SVR Srinivas said The highest capital expenditure has been recorded in the bridges department with about 619 per cent of Rs 20974 crore spent so far Forty per cent of this expenditure took place after January It is followed by the health department where 6041 per cent of the capital budget of Rs 43614 crore has been utilised [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKolkata: Sparks are set to fly when three-time former champions Brazil take on old rivals Germany in a titanic battle for one of the semi-final berths in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup on Sunday It’s been a treat for football fans whenever the two teams locked horns File image of Brazil U-17 Football team Getty Images In the recent past Germany annihilated Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup in the latter’s den while the Neymar-inspired Selecao returned the favour at the Rio Olympics last year by winning the gold medal The Salt Lake Stadium has hosted many high-profile matches in the past including the Lionel Messi-studded Argentina versus Venezuela exhibition game but this is arguably the biggest official fixture to be played on Indian soil The big-ticket quarterfinal has already got the fans talking and the Sunday turnout is expected to be above 60000 Deprived of India games at the revamped Salt lake Stadium the football-mad Kolkata did not disappoint with an average 40000-plus attendance so far The Brazilians have a huge support base in the region since the legendary Pele mesmerised the city during the Cosmos tour of 1977 Compared to their illustrious seniors who are five-time reigning world champions the German colts are still searching for an elusive title at U-17 level Their best came in the tournament’s inaugural edition in China 1985 when the then West Germany had finished runners-up On paper the Germans are no match for their Latin American rivals who are in their 16th U-17 World Cup Till 2015 Brazil have played the most matches (75) accumulated the most victories (47) and scored the most goals (166) in the history of the FIFA U-17 World Cup These stats however don’t make the Carlos Amadeu-coached side favourites with Christian Wueck’s boys peaking at the right time after being stunned 0-4 by Iran in the tournament’s biggest upset The Brazilians are attacking from the wings and Wueck is seen cleverly adjusting their style to his trusted 4-5-1 formation With left-winger Dennis Jastrzembski facing suspension and injury concerns to their midfielders Yannik Keitel Sahverdi Cetin and Nicholas Kuehn it remains to be seen how Wueck employs his attack Jastrzembski formed a fine combination with John Yeboah to his right along with their leading scorer Jann-Fiete Arp in their 4-0 pre-quarterfinal win over Colombia in New Delhi Germany’s leading scorer Arp who has four goals from as many matches Yeboah and Yann Bisseck will once again be their trump cards and they would look to breach Brazil’s impenetrable defence The South American U-17 champions like to work as a team something that is summed up by their goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao who has conceded just one goal in four matches "Our defensive systems start with our forwards that’s why the opponent’s team not shooting not much in our goals" he spoke of Brazil who have won all their four matches without much fuss Brenner and Lincoln have been in their imperious best with three goals each but it’s their diminutive young midfielder Alan who has been the sensation setting up goals The 17-year-old has reportedly impressed many European clubs including Real Madrid with his deft footwork The Brazilian No 10 was rested for his country’s third group match against Niger but returned to set up all the three goals against Honduras and he would definitely give the German defence something to ponder about "We always look for a pass if that pass is going to find a team-mate who’s better placed to put the ball in the net There’s no selfishness in this team" Alan the shortest player in their squad said about their team unity This match has attracted the attention of Germany’s 2014 World Cup and 2017 Confederation Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew who has posted an inspirational video message: "I’m interested in your performance in India. I’m looking forward to the match and I wish you all the best" The Germans can take inspiration from the last time both teams clashed at the U-17 World Cup Germany defeated Brazil 4-3 in a goal-littered third- place contest at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City in 2011 Teams (from): Brazil: Gabriel Brazao Lucao Yuri Sena; Lucas Halter Matheus Stockl Wesley Rodrigo Guth Vitao Weverson Luan Candido; Alan Victor Yan Victor Bobsin Marcos Antonio Helio Junio Rodrigo Nestor Vitinho; Paulinho Yuri Alberto Brenner Lincoln Germany: Luca Plogmann Luis Klatte Marian Prinz; Lars Mai Yann Bisseck Jan Boller Alexander Nitzl Pascal Hackethal Josha Vagnoman; Sahverdi Cetin Elias Abouchabaka Yannik Keitel Erik Majetschak John Yeboah; Dennis Jastrzembski Nicolas Kuehn Maurice Malone Noah Awuku Jann-Fiete Arp Vatican: Pope Francis on Wednesday called for categorical opposition to capital punishment to be written into an update of the most important guide to Catholic teaching His comments which will be controversial with many fundamentalist Christians and some Catholics came in a speech to clerics attending a conference in Rome to mark the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church The catechism is a question and answer guide to what Catholics should think about a wide range of moral and social issues File image of Pope Francis AP Acknowledging that the Vatican itself had historically had "recourse to the extreme and inhuman remedy" of judicial execution Francis said past doctrinal errors should be put aside "We have to restate that however grave the crime that may be committed the death penalty is inadmissible because it attacks the inviolability and the dignity of the person" he said The execution of a human being was fundamentally against the teachings of Christ because by definition it excluded the possibility of redemption he argued The Catholic church has steadily increased the strength of its opposition to the use of capital punishment in recent years Pope John Paul II made an appeal for a global consensus on abolition in 1999 and Francis’s predecessor Benedict XVI issued a similar call in 2011 The 1992 text of the catechism says authorities should take appropriate measures in the interest of the common good without excluding the use of the death penalty in extremely grave cases More recent updates say justifying circumstances are now rare if not practically non-existent And a version of the catechism aimed at younger people now includes a question "Why is the Church opposed to the death penalty" Francis has made clear his own personal opposition to the death penalty on numerous occasions "It doesn’t give justice to victims but it feeds vengeance" he said in June 2016 arguing that the biblical commandment "thou shall not kill" applied to the innocent as well as the guilty By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: January 8 2016 6:11 am Chairman of Bar Council Rajat Gautam addresses the media in Sector 37 Chandigarh on Thursday Kamleshwar Singh Related News STRAINED INDO-PAK relations and recent Pathankot Air Base terror attack by Pakistan-based militant outfits have not discouraged the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana from hosting a 54-member advocates’ delegation from Pakistan visiting India from January 15 to 21 with the hope of strengthening relations between the neighbours During its stay in Chandigarh the Pakistani delegation will attend an international conference on “The Role of Jurists in Strengthening the Democracy in Asia-Pacific Region” on January 17 The delegation members will also participate in the “2nd Indo-Pak Cricket Lawyers Tournament” scheduled from January 16 to 18 Chairman of the Bar Council Rajat Gautam is of the opinion that there is more need of talks in the current situation in the region “The aim of this visit is to create brotherhood between the two countries especially in the prevailing circumstances Even Indian authorities cleared visas of Pakistani delegation on January 3 and 4 after the Pathankot Air Base attack” he said adding that the Bar Council had extended an invitation to the Pakistani advocates’ delegation much earlier “This initiative is taken by the Bar Council in keeping with the recent visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Pakistan to promote good relations between both the countries” said Gautam As per the programme the Pakistani delegation will come from the Wagah border in Amritsar on January 15 and will visit the Golden Temple From January 15 to 18 the delegation will be staying in Chandigarh where it will participate in the international conference and the Indo-Pak Cricket Lawyers Tournament in Sector 16 Cricket Stadium The delegation will visit Gurgaon on January 19 Gautam said that the vice-chairperson of the Punjab Bar Council of Pakistan Farah Ejaz Baig who is also a member of the delegation has her old links to Gurgaon and she traces her lineage to Emperor Akbar The Pakistani delegation also have plans of visiting New Delhi and Taj Mahal in Agra before their departure to Pakistan on January 21 Kaptan Singh Solanki Governor of Punjab and Haryana and Administrator of Chandigarh will be the chief guest at the international conference and Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Shiavax Jal Vazifdar will be the guest of honour Apart from High Court judges office-bearers of different bar associations across Punjab and Haryana and bureaucrats are expected to attend the conference on January 17 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Jalandhar | Published: December 12 2016 5:10 am Top News CHIEF SPOKESMAN of the Congress Sunil Jakhar while terming the Talwandi Sabo Power Plant owned by Sterlite Energy Limited (SEL) as ‘illegal’ Sunday alleged that the company does not having funds to even operate and yet the government had awarded a POWER purchase project to it He said that if the Congress is voted to power the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the SEL that was “illegal” would be scrapped and the money paid to the company would also be recovered There is a multi-crore scam and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal must explain why such illegal acts are being committed alleged Jakhar Jakhar was talking to mediapersons here He was accompanied by Congress leaders Dr Navjot Dahiya and Rajinder Beri He said as per the Standard Bid Document for bidding it was must for any bidder to have a minimum Free Cash Flow (FCF) from business operation of Rs 20 Lakh per MW “But this company’s FCF during the past three years before bid was in the negative making the company not eligible for the making even a bid for the project” he said For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: December 6 2016 3:19 pm Crystal Palace defensive tweak came after the club conceded 26 goals in 13 matches before Saturday’s game (Source: AP) Top News Crystal Palace defender James Tomkins said the team breathed a huge collective sigh of relief after keeping their first clean sheet of the season in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Southampton Fourteenth-placed Palace ended a run of 18 Premier League games without a clean sheet going back to April when they beat the Saints at Selhurst Park Tomkins playing out of position out at right back in a new-look back four also chipped in with one of the goals but it was the defensive effort that pleased him most “It was a massive relief” Tomkins told the club website “It’s not just the way we won it’s the clean sheet as well That was massive for us The lads are all to take credit… it’s not just the back four five including the keeper it was the whole way through the team that we defended well” The defensive tweak came after Palace had conceded 26 goals in 13 matches before Saturday’s game “I come into every game knowing that we’re going to score goals” Tomkins added “It’s at the other end where we’ve got to stop them from going in and (against Southampton) we had goals in abundance and kept a clean sheet it was a nice little balance” Palace travel to 19th-place Hull City on Saturday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: April 27 2016 12:11 pm “This is the first time I’ll be doing full-length action It’s easily the toughest role of my career Over the last few months I’ve been undergoing special workshops I don’t think anybody would’ve seen a leading lady like this before” Adah told IANS Related News Actress Adah Sharma known for her work in films like “1920” “Heart Attack” and “Kshanam” is gearing up to do “full-length action” in Vidyut Jammwal-starrer “Commando 2” She says it’s her career’s toughest role “This is the first time I’ll be doing full-length action It’s easily the toughest role of my career Over the last few months I’ve been undergoing special workshops I don’t think anybody would’ve seen a leading lady like this before” Adah told IANS Paired opposite Vidyut the “Hasee Toh Phasee” actress has already started shooting for the film Adah’s role has some unique characteristics and she says it will be revealed soon Read More Produced by Vipul Shah the latest schedule of the project starts in Mumbai next week In June-July the team will leave on abroad schedule Adah is trained in Kalaripayattu and she believes this ancient martial arts form of Kerala will come very handy while working on this project Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News however, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWashington: The chief executive of the Democratic National Committee and two other top officials have resigned in the wake of an email hack that embarrassed the party on the eve of its presidential nominating? none of the other top-order batsmen settled in as Mathews fell for 12 and Dinesh Chandimal was dismissed after making 20. He met with Osama bin Laden alone for an hour.he picked up bin Laden?He also thanked the custodian of the two holy mosques,Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud and the Saudigovernment for the increase in India’s quota The Gulf country has expanded India’s quota after Naqvisigned a bilateral annual Haj agreement between India andSaudi Arabia with the Haj and Umrah Minister of the Kingdom ofSaudi Arabia at Mecca Saudi Arabia has also given the green signal for India’sdecision to revive the option of sending Haj pilgrims throughsea route Naqvi reiterated He said officials from both thecountries will discuss formalities and technicalities so thatHaj pilgrimage through sea route can start in coming years He said about 355 lakh people have applied for Haj thisyear adding that for the first time Muslim women from Indiawill go to Haj without ‘Mehram’ (male companion) More than 1300 women have applied to go for Haj without’Mehram’ and they will be exempted from lottery system andallowed to proceed for Haj Women above 45 years of age who wish to go for Haj butwho don’t have a male companion are allowed to travel for Hajin groups of four or more according to the new Haj policy ofIndia Shimla/ Solan: Eight persons including four children were killed and 15 others injured when a huge wall of a factory collapsed following heavy rains and storm in the industrial township of Baddi in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh police said on Wednesday A woman stands near a car which was damaged by a tree that fell after heavy rains and strong winds in Shimla (representational image) Reuters The storm was so fierce that the wall collapsed on Tuesday night and a large number of migrant laboures sleeping in a cluster of ‘jhuggis’ adjacent to the wall in Swarajmajra village were buried alive The sub divisional magistrate and deputy superintendent of police rushed to the spot and conducted rescue operations with the assistance of local people The bodies of all eight deceased were recovered from the debris and injured persons were rushed to nearby hospital while three seriously injured persons were referred to PGI hospital Chandigarh The deceased were identified as Asrafi (35) his son and daughter Sailesh and Priti Santosh Kumar and his wife Maya Asha and her kids Nanha and Jammi Meanwhile a severe thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rains lashed several areas of Himachal triggering landslides at numerous places and disrupting water supply Mandi was wettest in the region with 64 mm rains while Saluni received 495 mm rains followed by Bhuntar 364 mm Nahan 342 mm Solan 32 mm Sionagh 258 mm Palampur 256 mm Sundernagar 232 mm Paonta Sahib 23 mm Jubbarhatti20 mm Dharamsala 142 mm Manali 13 mm Kangra 12 mm and Kalpa 8 The night temperatures plummeted following rains and dropped by six to ten degrees The minimum temperature dropped to 195 degrees at Una and 144 degrees at Nahan 141 degrees a drop of 10 degrees while Kalpa in tribal Kinnaur district was coldest at night with a low of 84 degrees Key tourist resorts of Manali Shimla and Dharamshala recordedminimum temperatures at 9 degrees 113 degrees and 148 degrees C followed by Palampur 155 degrees Solan 157 degrees Sundernagar 172 degrees Una 195 degrees and Poanta Sahib 23 degrees C The local MeT office has warned of thunderstorm and hail storm at a few places in mid and lower hills on Thursday and wet spell in the state over the next three days Written by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Published: June 9 2017 4:05 am Related News The North Delhi Municipal Corporation needs as much as Rs 500 crore to Rs 600 crore from the state government to sustain itself Commissioner P K Gupta told The Indian Express Thursday The corporation will require the additional amount to avert a crisis of civic services like the repeated instances over the last two years of safaikaramcharis spilling garbage on to streets owing to a delay in the disbursement of their salaries The corporation has a salary bill of Rs 3000 crore and total expenses to the tune of Rs 4000 crore The devolution of funds it receives from the state is to the tune of Rs 1100 crore exclusive of planned funds for specific projects “Our internal revenue is approximately Rs 2200 crore and we receive about Rs 1100 crore from the state We require an additional Rs 500 crore to Rs 600 crore for proper functioning of the corporation” Gupta said In a House meeting on June 5 responding to a debate on funds for safaikaramcharis the commissioner had said “Of the 125 per cent grant-in-aid that is due only about 9 per cent has been released to us” The corporation has been pushing for the implementation of the Fourth Finance Commi- ssion Report which gives the corporations a higher share of the state’s taxes “If we get the funds at 125 per cent (of the state’s taxes) as per the recommendations the Commission then every day functioning will become easier We have a deficit of Rs 600 crore and liabilities of approximately Rs 4000 crore” the commissioner said The three MCDs — North South and East — are entitled to 105 per cent of the state government’s revenue Of this 105 percent five per cent is given as grant-in-aid for education (for the MCD schools run all over the city); four per cent is the “global share” of taxes collected by the Delhi government This is adjusted by the state government on account of previous loans One and a half per cent of this is something called Municipal Reform Fund and it is subject to governance reform and bringing in more transparency “MRF is given only in some years” Gupta said The corporation has paid all salaries till April and for May salaries have been paid only to the D category workers the safaikaramcharis The implementation of the report depends on AAP which had tabled the report in the Assembly in 2015 The party had said they will implement the report when the Centre does For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 24 2017 9:14 pm Justice League will be Ben Affleck’s second starring role as Batman Related News Justice League will be Ben Affleck’s second starring role as Batman and the actor said he would make every possible effort to do justice to his character The Oscar winner said he would love to play the Caped Crusader as long as the makers would allow him reported Entertainment Weekly “I’d love to do it as long as they’ll have me Eventually it’ll be somebody else and I’m sure they’ll get somebody great But while I’m doing it I’m going to do the best job I can and really appreciate how lucky I am” Batman has been one comic book superhero who has been portrayed by a number of actors over the decades Adam West portrayed the Dark Knight in Batman television series Michael Keaton played Batman in the first Batman film directed by Tim Burton After that Val Kilmer and George Clooney also played the Caped Crusader Before Ben Affleck donned the cape Christian Bale had played Batman in Christopher Nolan’s uber successful Dark Knight trilogy Christian Bale had made clear that he won’t be reprising the role of Batman after the last film in the Dark Knight trilogy: The Dark Knight Rises After the success of Marvel’s Avengers DC along with Warner Bros also began to dabble in a common universe of DC superheroes which started with Man of Steel Ben Affleck was then in line to play Batman in the sequel of Man of Steel movie Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice and also made a brief appearance in Suicide Squad Ben Affleck has won two Academy Awards (With inputs from PTI) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Dipanita Nath | New Delhi | Updated: February 4 2015 12:02 pm It is is necessary to use things that we see everyday and don’t pay attention to Mud stones and fire for instance people expect these around and never notice them: Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli Related News It’s tough not to notice Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli in a crowd The Uzbek director moves though the National School of Drama (NSD) like a hip monk his grey-flecked beard wild in the breeze his hair held back in a ponytail Three earrings — one resembles a large safety pin — complement an embroidered jacket “Many people have asked me to play Rasputin but only as a joke” he says He speaks no English and his daughter Khodjakulieva Gunesh translates as he speaks ALSO READ:NSD’s annual theatre festival Bharat Rang Mahotsav to begin on Feb1 It is hard to reconcile Khodjakuli’s easy attitude with his formidable reputation The director ticks the superlatives in his theatre — his subjects are tough and the action is heavily physical but neither compare with the radical sets In The Persians staged last year he had actors swing like acrobats in hoops of fire while the bottom of the stage opened to reveal a pit that would fill with water Last week he staged Byron’s Cain a story of Adam’s son who murders his brother Khodjakuli is now directing Delhi-based actor Jhilmil Hazarika in To Kill or Not to Kill a play in Hindustani English and Assamese in which William Shakespeare’s misogynist character Hamlet meets Euripedes’ Medea a woman angry with men SEE PICS:NSD’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav: Ten must-watch women-oriented plays Excerpts: Long after we forget the story the actors and the dialogues the images of your plays linger on Why are sets so important to you It is true that the text does not stay in the memory but what is important for me are images What kind of images will the audience carry with them out of the production Text is a basis for the set design and way of speech In To Kill or Not to Kill the actor uses elements such as stones and straw and passes through fire to arrive at a moment of truth Medea and Hamlet never meet so how have you brought them together It is an original script and very difficult The narrative is about a woman who has been pushed to the edge she is desperate and has also started to lose her mind Some great tragedy has happened to her and she starts to speak about life in the language of Medea and Hamlet Hamlet hated women because he felt betrayed by his mother Medea was betrayed by her husband Jason In our play the woman protagonist is neither Medea nor Hamlet but she uses their language to express her tragedy She has a straw puppet with her for company Jhilmil Hazarika is working a lot and the play is working out There was a lot of straw on stage even in Byron’s Cain the front rows could smell the hay For me it is is necessary to use things that we see everyday and don’t pay attention to Mud stones and fire for instance people expect these around and never notice them I imagine the stage is like our planet In Byron’s Cain we used two pipes suspended from above They were like the hands of god From one hand water falls on the stage while stones drop from the other With one hand god gives life and with the other he punishes We have a short time to make a play and I have to pump out my head It is how I see this world The play will be staged as part of Bharat Rang Mahotsav at NSD Open Lawn on February 10 Contact: 23389138 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Divya A | Published: November 19 2017 12:11 am The museum which opens on Saturday to the public encompasses work from both the East and West (Source: AP file photo) Related News In 1682 Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household leaving the Louvre Palace in the heart of Paris as a place to display the royal collection A decade later a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures was added here More than a century later during the French Revolution it was decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum to display the nation’s masterpieces The Louvre Paris as we know it opened in August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings Holdings have grown steadily ever since and now the collection stands at 38000 objects Last year the Louvre Paris became the world’s most visited art museum receiving 73 million visitors The famed museum has now moved beyond Parisian perimeters — the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened to the public on November 11 Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel as part of the up-and-coming cultural district on Saadiyat Island Louvre Abu Dhabi is being pitched as a “universal museum focussing on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures” So the galleries here are chronological and thematic rather than geographic For instance ancient objects created by early civilisations in Central Asia Egypt and Europe will be displayed at one place On display will be artwork from the museum’s newly acquired collection (the first acquisition was a Piet Mondrian bought at Christie’s in 2009 for 21 million euros) artefacts and loans from France’s top museums and some pieces from the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth Texas USA From prehistorical objects to commissioned contemporary artwork the display highlights universal themes and ideas There is a separate gallery dedicated to world religions featuring sacred texts: a leaf from the “Blue Quran” a Gothic Bible a Pentateuch and texts from Buddhism and Taoism In addition to the galleries the Louvre Abu Dhabi includes temporary exhibitions a children’s museum a restaurant a boutique and a café Visitors walk through the promenades overlooking the sea beneath the museum’s 180-metre dome which comprises 8000 metal stars set in a geometric pattern When sunlight filters through it creates a moving “rain of light” beneath the dome just like the effect created by overlapping palm trees in a typical Arab oasis The Louvre art museum seen from across the Seine River The Pont Royal bridge crosses the Seine on the left and leads to the Louvre Both the bridge and the Louvre building are made of tan-colored stones (Source: Thinkstock images) Louvre Abu Dhabi is an independent institution operating as part of an intergovernmental agreement between Abu Dhabi and France The name of Louvre is licensed for 305 years under the agreement Nouvel has in fact created a museum city on the Saadiyat under the vast silvery dome The goal is to make Saadiyat — and by extension Abu Dhabi — a cultural mecca Next up is the famed Guggenheim Museum from New York City a performing arts centre a maritime museum and a museum devoted to the history of the UAE For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News The Modi? “I’m at a loss of words… Just so incredibly proud of @MichaelPhelps and the amazing week he’s had! What a way to close this chapter” Fellow swimmer Cody Miller also congratulated Phelps for his 23rd Gold medal Miller wrote “THE GOAT @MichaelPhelps isn’t just an incredible swimmer.Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says he can’t wait to start working with his?90 million man Gonzalo Higuain but warned the striker not to come to Turin expecting his place in the side is assured "It will not be easy for us to win the championship again" said Allegri who’s team are going for a sixth straight Serie A title "Of course I am looking forward to having Gonzalo Higuain as part of the squad He is an important signing but he is one of a number of them who will all be fighting for positions"+ Gonzalo Higuain AP It’s been a frantic week for the Serie A champions with a young squad touring on one side of the world while serious business deals are going on in the other With Higuain coming in as a club record signing the word on the street has been that Juve’s much in-demand Paul Pogba is on his way out — to Manchester United for an estimated 100 million euros Allegri has remained tight-lipped on that particular transfer but said he was happy with the five signings the Bianconeri had so far made during the off-season among them the former Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic who joined for 32 million euros "Every season is a new beginning" said Allegri who has brought his squad to Hong Kong for an exhibition match "We will all meet up on Monday in Turin and get to work — with the new players and with the players we have had on this tour We have a lot of work to do" The amount Juve paid for Higuain puts him behind only Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (100 million) and Cristiano Ronaldo (94 million) on the all-time transfer list — pending of course any movement with Pogba Higuain was Thursday rolled out in front of the Juventus faithful for the first time since news of his 90 million euro move from Serie A rivals Napoli broke earlier in the week a transfer that has the Turin club in raptures but was branded by his former boss as a "betrayal" "I hope to repay the faith of the club’s directors and of course to demonstrate my value in the coming season with Juventus" Higuain told a press conference at Juventus Stadium "The efforts to bring me here were truly humbling and it is up to me to show my worth to my new fans" Higuain was the top scorer in Italy last season with 36 goals enough to lift Napoli to second behind Juventus who secured their fifth straight Serie A crown Allegri and his young squad are in Hong Kong to play local side South China the final leg of a pre-season tour that has included games in Australia against Melbourne Victory and Tottenham Hotpsur By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 19 2016 4:40 am Geelani has been arrested on charges of sedition Related News The Delhi Police Friday told the sessions court that the allegations against Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani arrested under sedition charges are “grievous” and whatever he has purportedly said is against the country “I am not in a position to argue today” the prosecutor told the judge while seeking a one-day adjournment The court will now hear Geelani’s bail plea Saturday During the brief hearing the prosecutor told the court that Geelani’s bail petition was not supplied to him but the entire case stems from video footage of the event organised at the Press Club The prosecutor also asked the Investigating Officer to bring the footage and a laptop to court Share This Article Related Article On February 19 a magisterial court had dismissed Geelani’s bail plea after police had alleged that “hatred” was being generated against the government Police had told the court that an event was held on February 10 in which banners were placed showing Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat as martyrs It had also said the hall in the Press Club was booked by Geelani who is presently in judicial custody through his associate Ali Javed by using his credit card Police claimed to have registered the FIR after taking suo motu cognisance of media clips of the incident?

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