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It is instrumental. lives in those who would lock him up — those who have, must improve their capacity to meet such an attack in future. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Arrived in Monaco. for shouldering the responsibility of opening the innings in the previous Test at Mohali and doing the job “brilliantly”. who has apologised for his mistake. He too retired after reaching his century after tea to leave Peter Handscomb (45) and his brother Mitchell Marsh (16) to carry on when the total read 288 for two in 75 overs. While the song ‘Raitaa Phail Gaya’ does give a hint of what happens in a house whose member is going to get married, 2013 1:33 am Related News The Pune police have detained two minor boys.

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Ram Gopal had said that Akhilesh would not resign under any circumstances and that there was no question of handing over the party to Mulayam. It was natural for me to play music and I have been doing it for all my life, despite belonging to a middle-class Jat family, ( It’s all old planning. It became worrying for the visitors when Atletico earned a penalty a few minutes later when Fernando Torres was brought down by Raphael Varane. CAF president Issa Hayatou (L), Lalu Prasad, were in addition to LPG and PDS schemes in which the apex court had allowed the voluntary use of Aadhaar cards. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: September 26, each man sending lighting fast backhand and forehand exchanges careening toward each other.

The Government of Gujarat has formulated,” Root was full of praise for Anderson who finished the seven Tests at home with 39 wickets and had played a key role in England winning the 2011/12 Ashes by a 3-1 margin.“Putting in his career-best figures shows he is still desperate to kick on and do more great things in this game” said Root “He is one of most skillful bowlers I have ever played with The control he has when the ball is doing a minimal amount or when it is hooping around is remarkable This summer has been unreal for him but I wouldn’t say I’m surprised by how it has turned out” The highlight for West Indies would be the five wicket win over England in the second Test at Headingley where Shai Hope scored a twin ton “I think we’ve got a lot to be proud of” said West Indies captain Jason Holder “Credit must go to our bowlers and obviously Shai was outstanding in this entire series and Kraigg (Brathwaite) did a hell of a job too — especially at Headingley” However West Indies would rue the chances dropped in the third and final Test “We let ourselves down by dropping quite a few chances and giving good players two opportunities to bat In international cricket they’ll make you pay for that But I’m extremely proud and can’t fault the guys for their effort” added Holder For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Kavitha Iyer | Mumbai | Updated: September 8 2017 4:02 pm Construction work on at Naya Nagar in Dharavi Prashant Nadkar Related News HAVING arrived at the Mumbai Port Trust on Monday the first of 17 tunnel boring machines for the Colaba-seepz Metro Rail will soon prepare to crush rock and soil underground to eventually change the way the city travels to work giving Mumbai its first underground subway system The arrival of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) marks the kick-off for the most critical part of this Metro Line that of tunnelling 51 km in two years with machines and operators working 15 to 25 metres underground or as deep as a four-storey building placed underground The first machine disassembled and despatched from a factory in Guangzhou China will be transported from the port on 17 extra-large trailers that will follow an elaborate traffic plan to reach Naya Nagar in Dharavi Once the machine is fully assembled it will cut and grind its way back into sunlight only after a year covering 25 km from Dharavi through Shitaladevi to Dadar The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) which is building the 335-km underground Metro line has meticulously planned the journey of each TBM from the port through congested roads to various construction sites where 25-metre deep launching shafts or excavated pits await “From Wednesday onwards over two or three days the trailers will drive to the Naya Nagar Metro Rail site a 3500-sq metre plot from where 404 families were rehoused in Kurla earlier” says Ashwini Bhide Managing Director of MMRC “The trailer movement will happen mostly at night to avoid choking the roads” By September 15 work will begin to lower the parts of the TBM into the shaft A highly sophisticated and complex machine “like an aircraft” as described by MMRC’s Director (Projects) SK Gupta the Earth Pressure Balance TBM will be assembled bit by bit over the next 45 days by engineers and technicians employed with the Metro contractor the German manufacturer Herrenknecht and various consultants First the cutterhead erector screw conveyor and the tailskin shield will be lowered into the shaft The initial ‘tunnel drive’ begins with the rest of the machine still overground connected via hydraulics “The machine pushes itself in using reaction from a frame it rests against and as it bores ahead the erector places the precast concrete segments inside the tunnel surface” says Gupta The precast segments are being manufactured in bulk With six segments forming a ring of concrete inside the tunnel the entire Metro Line 3 requires 40000 such rings or 24 lakh precast segments The TBM also grouts the area between the tunnel and the concrete ring “For every inch the machine moves we will have slurry” says Gupta of the MMRC’s big challenge of transporting the hundreds of tonnes of crushed rock and soil The slurry will move through the machine’s conveyor to muck buckets that will then be transported back out of the tunnel The rest of the TBM will be lowered into the shaft in stages once it starts forward on its preset trajectory monitored by trained engineers using GPS and proprietary survey systems and software Once assembled entirely the TBM will be over 100 metres in length about as long as a football field The actual tunnel drive starts in late October and will end around the same time in 2018 The operators working underground will spend their shifts including lunch-hour in air-an conditioned cubicle inside the machine from where the cutter head is operated returning overground only at the end of a shift The TBM is self-sufficient with a toilet and its own sanitation system To reach the head of the machine and to return overground operators will hitch a ride on wagons placed on temporary rail tracks The latter almost like narrow gauge train tracks will transport muck cars outward and supplies inward Ventilation systems and blowers will be augmented as the tunnel progresses According to Bhide the other 16 TBMs are also set to arrive soon between now and February 2018 For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express AppNew Delhi: The Union home ministry has asked the state governments to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festive season against attempts by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt peace and ignite communal tension an official said on Tuesday Representational image Reuters In a country-wide advisory the ministry asked all states to deploy additional forces in crowded places such as markets railway stations bus terminals and religious places to foil attempts by terrorists to carry out attacks The state governments were also asked to be alert during the festivals against provocative sloganeering especially near religious places by subversive elements the home ministry official said However the official said there was no specific inputs about any plan by terrorists trying to disrupt peace anywhere in the country While Dhanteras is celebrated on Tuesday Diwali and Bhai-Duj will be celebrated on Thursday and Saturday respectively By: IANS | New York | Published: August 25 2015 6:03 pm The findings could soon help doctors determine how physically active you are simply by imaging your brain Top News Older adults who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity perform better in mental tasks as they are more flexible in terms of brain functions a new study says The findings could soon help doctors determine how physically active you are simply by imaging your brain “We looked at 100 adults between the ages of 60 and 80 and we used accelerometres to objectively measure their physical activity over a week” said one of the lead researchers Agnieszka Burzynska professor at Colorado State University in the US The researchers also used functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to observe how blood oxygen levels changed in the brain over time reflecting each participant’s brain activity at rest Share This Article Related Article They evaluated the microscopic integrity of each person’s white-matter fibers which carry nerve impulses and interconnect the brain “We found that spontaneous brain activity showed more moment-to-moment fluctuations in the more-active adults” Burzynska noted “In a previous study we showed that in some of the same regions of the brain those people who have higher brain variability also performed better on complex cognitive tasks especially on intelligence tasks and memory” Burzynska pointed out The researchers also found that on average older adults who were more active had better white-matter structure than their less-active peers The new findings were reported in the journal PLOS ONE For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAt least 30 people have been killed and over 250 injured in violence that erupted soon after self styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted of rape by a CBI court in Panchkula in Haryana The Dera chief is now locked up in a special jail in Rohtak As the fires ebbed and night fell on the spiral of violence police took over from the Army in Panchkula and the focus now shifts to the Dera campus in Sirsa This short video clip below was shot by security personnel and handed over to our reporters in Panchkula The reactions have come thick and fast "Why this kind of VIP treatment for this man is he on vacation" ask Atul Tiwari and Dhirendra Yadav on our Facebook page Khattar must quit for the shameful violence after all he is in charge of the state police writes Sanjay Singh "Dera supporters are ready to come out of the campus in Sirsa but not doing so because they fear action by their management" our reporter network is saying from location Curfew has been clamped down in various parts of Haryana and Punjab It has also been extended to Delhi Noida and Ghaziabad Dera Sacha Sauda followers have poured into Haryana over several days carrying firearms and petrol Despite intelligence inputs from Punjab police Haryana police allowed mobs to assemble in and around Panchkula in huge numbers Dera Sacha Sauda mobs on rampage/ PTI Why was the build up allowed Why did it have to be the Punjab and Haryana High Court telling the state government to rein in the mobs By then it was too late anyway “There could be a larger political game here” say those watching who’s been meeting whom across party lines in the state last few weeks For a more simplistic answer look no further than what’s been happening in full public view "The Dera chief supported the BJP during the 2014 Assembly election and Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar’s association with the self-appointed cult leader is an open secret" reports The Hindu The allegations against the Dera chief surfaced in 2002 via anonymous letters reporting the rape of two sadhvis A CBI probe was ordered in 2003 by the Punjab and Haryana Court Panchkula’s civil hospital PGIMER Hospital in Chandigarh and Chandigarh’s Government Medical College were scenes of beaten and bruised people killed and injured by the wrath of crazed followers Ram Rahim has been convicted under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC could serve a minimum of seven years in jail Embedded at the end ofthis story are images from a deadly Friday in the Haryana-Punjab belt The violence began within minutes of Ram Rahim 50 being convicted of raping two women followers more than 15 years ago Despite a full week’s time to get security in place thousands of supporters streamed in for a ‘darshan’ of their chief Haryana witnessed similar scenes of mob violence during the Jat agitation that unfolded in February last year Even in that situation intelligence inputs warning the state about mob violence came in two weeks in advance The government ignored the intel warnings the state burned and 30 people died By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 8 2017 4:02 am Top News In a major raid by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) illegal stocks of orthopaedic supplies and medicines were seized from a third-floor quarter in the government-run Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital The FDA seized supplies worth over Rs 1 crore from the hospital room and a firm in Nanded supplying medical instruments Watch What Else is Making News The raid was conducted in quarters assigned to doctors on the third floor of the residential building of the hospital Accused Vineet Tukaram Pimpale was engaged in the illegal sale of orthopaedic implants such as interlocking bolts and intramedullary nails under the name ‘Medicol Surgical and Hospital Equipment’ an FDA official said These supplies were also used on patients at the hospital Instruments worth Rs 4 lakh were seized In what the FDA suspects is part of a larger cartel supplier Ascelepious Enterprise in Nanded too was raided from where Pimpale bought supplies Implants for hip joints hip replacement surgery and fractures amounting to Rs 17 crore were seized from Nanded “A team of FDA officials will now go to Gujarat where the supplies were manufactured” an official said According to Commissioner Harshdeep Kamble the medical supplies were sold illegally to 22 more stockists in the state “I have asked all joint commissioners to inspect these outlets We will also conduct tests to check the quality of these implants” he said According to a doctor from JJ hospital Pimpale was banned from selling medical supplies a few months ago to all four hospitals run under the JJ Group of Hospital as he had no licence “There are a lot of illegal occupants in the government quarters of GT hospital It is possible he acquired it for this purpose” the doctor said Selling or stocking of medical devices is prohibited under Section 18(c) of Drugs and Cosmetic Rules except under licence For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Updated: July 14 2015 12:57 am Ufa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Pakistani Counterpart Nawaz Sharif during a meeting at UFA in Russia on Friday (Source: AP) Related News As Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from a gruelling “Look North” tour the domestic focus continues to be on his surprising outreach to Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif rather than his renewed engagement with the Central Asian republics But the two are not unrelated since Pakistan looms so large in India’s Eurasian strategy It was perhaps entirely appropriate that Modi’s pivot to Pakistan took place on the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) with its ambitious agenda for integrating inner Asia Indian and Pakistani leaders have a long tradition of meeting in distant lands rather than hopping across the border Manmohan Singh who was not allowed by the Congress to travel to Pakistan even once in his decade-long tenure as PM sustained the dialogue with Pakistan in meetings around the world Share This Article Related Article Modi seemed to break that tradition last year by inviting the Pakistan PM to New Delhi to join him on his very first day in office If the abrupt suspension of the talks three months later was a setback observers of India-Pakistan relations knew it was a matter of time before Modi picked up the thread The SCO summit welcoming India and Pakistan as full members was indeed a good place to restart the dialogue Partition and its geopolitical consequences made Pakistan a great barrier between India and inner Asia To be an effective player in Central Asia India must find a way either through Pakistan or around it Eurasia Connect Through his five-nation tour of the region and in his interaction with SCO leaders Modi focused on both options The priority was indeed on deepening connectivity to Central Asia through Iran The PM called for accelerated development of the International North-South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) established way back in 2000 by India Iran and Russia Ten other countries in Eurasia and Oman in the Gulf have become members since Modi also sought India’s admission to the Ashgabat Agreement that involves Oman Turkmenistan Iran Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and facilitates easy movement of goods across their borders But Modi did not forget that India’s shortest route to Central Asia runs through Lahore Rawalpindi and Peshawar In a speech at the Nazarbayev University in Astana the Kazakh capital Modi hoped that “we can restore the traditional route to Central Asia through Pakistan and Afghanistan” Despite repeated appeals from India and Afghanistan as well as the US in recent years Pakistan has refused to grant overland transit facilities for India Tapi Normal One exception to Islamabad’s reluctance to advance transborder economic cooperation has been sustained negotiations with Delhi and Kabul on the TAPI pipeline On the drawing board for nearly two decades the pipeline is designed to bring natural gas from Turkmenistan to India through Afghanistan and Pakistan Despite multiple troubles the three nations have persisted with the project During his visit to Turkmenistan Modi underlined the importance of the TAPI pipeline in promoting regional integration between the subcontinent and Central Asia and called for its early implementation Modi is betting he might be able to turn the TAPI exception into a “new normal” between India and Pakistan on economic cooperation While sceptics might smirk Modi is aware of the new dynamic rapidly altering the regional context The American withdrawal from Afghanistan Russian and Chinese desire to stabilise Afghanistan and Pakistan Moscow’s eagerness to mobilise India into an inner Asian coalition Beijing’s interest in rebuilding the silk road across Eurasia and the prospects for a nuclear accommodation between Washington and Tehran are making it difficult for Delhi and Islamabad to avoid transborder economic cooperation Until recently it was the US and its Western allies that urged India and Pakistan to settle their bilateral disputes initiate confidence-building measures and embark on practical cooperation The Chinese and Russians have replaced them as the lead singers in the international orchestra for Indo-Pak amity Instead of telling them to mind their own business Modi appears to have recognised that he can use the weight of Beijing and Moscow to facilitate India’s engagement with Pakistan The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation Delhi and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neelkanth Mishra | Published: January 28 2016 12:00 am Top News In an article last month ‘Lies and the Sensex’ (December 22) I had pointed to the risk of market volatility arising from the Chinese yuan (or the renminbi RMB) de-pegging from the US dollar In our view uncertainty around the RMB is perhaps the more important of the two key drivers of the turbulent start global markets have had this year (the other being the sharp fall in global commodity prices) Due to high foreign ownership Indian equity markets have also been caught in the turbulence For any paper currency if the relevant central bank indicates that it thinks the currency should fall it generally does So in August when the People’s Bank of China (PBoC the Chinese central bank) decided to un-peg the RMB from the dollar and set a lower starting rate in a clear signal to the market that it wanted the RMB to depreciate it started to fall The PBoC seems to have been surprised by two subsequent developments however — the pace of capital outflows which were perhaps much faster than it had anticipated and the global market volatility its move triggered Rapid capital outflows were likely a reversal of the “hot money” flows that had accumulated in China over the previous decade as the RMB’s value against the dollar rose by nearly 36 per cent every year One just had to keep money in RMB and earn 36 per cent a year in dollar terms A common form of this “carry trade” was Chinese companies taking loans in dollars The steadily appreciating RMB meant that the value of the loan in RMB terms kept falling by 3-4 per cent a year But after the decision in August these flows reversed for example as companies hurried to repay their dollar loans before the RMB fell more What was presumed to be a gradual and small depreciation suddenly seemed to be something riskier The problem with currencies is that at least in the short term the more the currency falls the more the incentive for businesses and people to sell — one easily recalls the currency turmoil of 2013 in India The second factor was the inability of other countries and central banks to understand why the RMB had to fall in the first place After all like India China is a beneficiary of lower commodity prices It imports oil iron ore copper and coal among other things all of which have seen prices fall sharply As per Credit Suisse estimates in 2015 China saw a sharp increase in its current account surplus to $294 billion as its imports fell more than its exports Even from a market-share perspective China already has nearly a quarter of global manufacturing The RMB’s sudden fall was therefore perceived to be a “beggar-thy-neighbour” mercantilist move and other central banks also let their currencies fall The resultant global market volatility and the sharp decline in the RMB prompted the PBoC to intervene to prevent the RMB from falling rapidly in the process using up reserves of up to $100 bn every month But the desired depreciation that triggered the whole episode had not been achieved So after two months of keeping the RMB unchanged (at a big cost to itself) the PBoC started letting the RMB fall very gradually from November onwards This pace picked up in late-December and the market reacted negatively again for three reasons The first is the concern that while the PBoC still has over $3 trillion of reserves all of these may not really be available in case the depreciation of the RMB persists What if the capital outflows exceed its ability to intervene and the RMB’s decline becomes more difficult to control Such questions unthinkable a year ago are beginning to be asked The second is the parallel pressure seen on all other currencies Some of this is involuntary as in the case of Hong Kong where the market is beginning to put pressure on its currency peg to the dollar For many even those not negatively affected by the precipitous decline in commodity prices the depreciation is voluntary driven by a concern about losing competitiveness against others This creates problems for investors as large currency movements heighten uncertainty and make the global competitiveness of a company or an economy harder to assess This makes it nearly impossible to value assets to an acceptable degree of accuracy and thus buying is hard to justify The value of their holdings also falls At its lows last week the Nifty was down 19 per cent from the peak and back to levels seen in May 2014 but when measured in US dollars it was down 26 per cent and back to March 2014 levels Market volatility that lasts this long also affects the economy For example letters of credit (LCs or the guarantee letters issued by banks for cross-border transactions) become more expensive due to currency volatility The third concern is deflation For economies with a large amount of debt which means most major economies the prospect of deflation is scary Deflation means price levels in the economy fall but the value of the loan remains the same making it increasingly difficult for the borrower to honour its commitments As China accounts for nearly a fourth of the world’s manufacturing and assuming all the RMB’s decline is transmitted we estimate a 6 per cent decline would push down prices globally by nearly 14 percentage points This is perhaps why European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s reassurance last week helped calm the global markets The RMB has held steady since the middle of January signalling that the decline the PBoC targeted may have been completed for now But one still does not know how much it is costing the PBoC to keep the RMB steady or whether it could fall again later this year if inflation in China stays weak Volatility in global markets may thus be far from over As most foreign institutional investment in the Indian equity markets has come through emerging market or Asia funds Indian markets may continue to be affected The currency though seems unlikely to be at risk of a very sharp fall — with healthy FDI flows and a lower current account deficit India should still have a balance of payments surplus It may track other currencies down against the dollar however The writer is the India Equity Strategist for Credit Suisse For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shreya Mudgal | New Delhi | Published: July 17 2017 10:20 pm Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 17th July full episode written update: Kartik and Naira go back home and he calls out Chachu and Dadi to talk to them Related News Surekha calls and asks if Naira talked to Naksh yet Naira conveys that he’s not at home but Surekha pressurises her to do it all soon She also asks her to ignore Kartik and talk to Naksh Naira says that she will talk to Naksh rationally While talking Bua Ma overhears her conversation and tells Naira that now she knows why Suhasini was acting differently Bua Ma starts saying that this was all a plan from the day she challenged to get Keerti married and why did they even come to their house and bless Naksh so much She was planning to take gifts for Suhasini and apologise to her Kartik listens to everything that Bua Ma had to say about Suhasini Kartik says that he won’t listen to anything against his family He takes her leave and Naira also leaves with him Kartik is driving in a rash manner when he suddenly stops the car He asks why Naira had to go and try to talk to Naksh even when he told her not to She could’ve resisted till the time he replies She says that she was only trying to improve the situation Kartik says that things will get escalated badly and create distance between both the families Naitik and the other members are worried about Naira leaving without telling them and why Naksh is also not picking the phone Bhua Ma can hear all that but doesn’t react or tell them anything Kartik and Naira go back home and he calls out Chachu and Dadi to talk to them All of them come out and Naira gets a call from her brother She picks up the phone and gets to know from a stranger that her brother has met with an accident Naira freezes and tells Kartik about it He takes her to her brother and tries to take care of her Keerti hears everything and is praying for Naksh when Dadi empathises with her pain and consoles her Kartik and Naira take Naksh to the hospital while Naitik and his family is worrying about Naksh a lot Kartik picks up Naitik’s phone but Naira cancels the phone Naira starts crying for she doesn’t want her parents to know what exactly happened but she would only tell them when the doctors are able to bring him under control Bhua Ma starts saying that he might’ve hurt his feelings after going to Naira’s house She is about to blurt the truth but stops to get up Till that time Naira and Kartik bring Naksh back All of them start questioning them about it while they take him to his room For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 30 2017 9:46 pm Rahul Chaudhari is the only player to have scored 500 or more points in the history of PKL (Source: Pro Kabaddi) Related News After a stellar performance in the season opener against debutants Tamil Thalaivas where he registered his 25th Super 10 ‘poster boy’ Rahul Chaudhari became the first player to score 500 raid points in the history of the Pro Kabaddi Rahul reached the milestone in their third match against Bengaluru Bulls ‘Poster Boy’ of PKL Rahul reached the milestone in his second raid of the match where he got the touch of Bulls defender Ravinder?” For all the latest Sports News, But the goal is definitely to be here again next year to try and defend. Thank you thank you all 7 million of u ?????? What a Shaandaar feeling pictwittercom/phCBI3Jllq — Shaandaar Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) October 14 2015 Shahid whose last box office outing was 2014 film “Haider” will next be seen in Vikas Bahl’s “Shaandaar” He is teaming up with Alia Bhatt for the first time in the film that talks about the big fat destination weddings “Shaandaar” which also stars Shahid’s father Pankaj Kapur and sister Sanah Kapoor will hit the theatres on October 22 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 27 2016 6:05 pm Over the years nearly 50 promotions have been made which will now be reviewed and over 200 teachers/staff members have been recruited at PU under CAS Related News IN A recent communication sent to Panjab University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for implementation of promotion policy for teachers the UGC has issued a directive stating that all promotions made at the university in contravention of the prescribed regulations be immediately reviewed and corrected Failure to review these promotions done since July 2013 could result in stoppage of grants to the university the directive states As per the new system of promotion introduced by the UGC under its Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) after June 13 2013 all teacher appointments were to be made on the basis of Academic Performance Index (API) and capping However over the years nearly 50 promotions have been made which will now be reviewed and over 200 teachers/staff members have been recruited at PU under CAS Share This Article Related Article As per the UGC directive all teacher appointments and promotions made without implementation of API and capping system must now be reviewed The letter has been issued on the basis of the observations on the implementation of the CAS at Panjab University made by the Local Audit Department of the UT Administration In 2015 the UT Finance Department had also issued a notice to PU for flouting the CAS norms for appointments and promotions The administration also highlighted that the university had failed to review all the appointments and promotions by October 31 2014 which was the deadline set by the UGC for review of these cases after the new API system was enforced The UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Regulations 2013 (2nd amendment) came into effect from July 24 2013 As per the regulations the overall selection procedure of candidates must be done after an analysis of merits and credentials which should be based on weightage given to the candidate’s performance on the basis of his/her academic performance indicators As per the new criteria 30 per cent weightage is given to research papers 25 per cent to research publications 20 per cent weightage for research projects 10 per cent for research guidance and 15 per cent weightage must be given for training courses and conferences Having received the directive from the UGC the PU authorities have stated that a special committee has been formed to review the appointments and the issue will also be presented before the Syndicate in its meeting on May 1 “Now all the cases will be reviewed and in this context the Dean University Instructions will soon convene a meeting of all those who were promoted after June 13 2013 without API and capping” stated Professor Akshaya Kumar president of Panjab University Teachers’ Association Kumar maintains that PU was being singled out due to some ongoing murky politics “What about the other universities in the region and other colleges in Chandigarh where the API and capping has not been implemented The UGC has not raised questions over appointments made at these institutions since the enforcement of the new norms” he said WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDubai:Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has thrown his weight behind the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 saying one who doesn’t watch the women’s game is not a true cricket fan "I guess he is not a cricket fan" Tendulkar said when asked what would he say to a cricket fan who wouldn’t consider going to a women’s game File photo of Sachin Tendulkar PTI "If you are a true cricket fan you need to get there in the middle and watch that action They are skillful players they are competitive they fight hard and in the right spirit Then why wouldn’t you want to be there I think you need a closer look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself some strong question that are you a cricket fan or cricket lover If yes then you better be there" To celebrate the launch of the tournament schedule on International Women’s Day Tendulkar was introduced as the UNICEF and Cricket For Good Ambassador for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 He said agreeing to get involved was an easy decision "International Women’s Day is something special and the World Cup is a massive occasion; the biggest event in cricket and I believe that women are for sport and sport is for women The two should go hand in hand and that’s the reason I’m extending my support The competitiveness and fierce competitions we will see is something we can all enjoy at the Women’s World Cup and something everyone can appreciate" he said Tendulkar reflected on the increasing strength across the competing nations but admitted he couldn’t look past India in the upcoming competition which the team qualified for by winning the Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Colombo last month "This World Cup is going to be competitive I have witnessed a few games and I know for sure that Australia South Africa England New Zealand they all are competitive teams but my heart is with India" he said "India has got a solid competitive team and a couple of players I have followed and interacted with – (Jhulan) Goswami and Mithali Raj So all in all I think this is going to be a great tournament Let’s wait and enjoy cricket and I know for sure that people will not be disappointed at all" Tendulkar felt it was unfair to compare men’s cricket with women’s cricket and stressed the need to enjoy each format independently where cloud dynamics is the key area of study. For all the latest Pune News, But we heard from many schools about a similar shortfall they experienced, Chirag imposed his authority in the closing parries to roar to a set lead at 23-21. and even strongholds like Sitapur.

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