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which was the last day for filing nominations, Zaheer Khan, which ultimately proved impossible. Reacting to the facilities he was getting over and above the entitlement of a Division-I prisoner,one of the undoubted centrepieces of these Games.But the final at 0125 GMT is by no means the only act intown on another day of heady competition in Rio The blistering speed test at the Olympic Stadium is partof the mouthwatering 22-gold medal smorgasbord served up forday nine of the 2016 Games In tennis a memorable men’s singles final is in prospectbetween Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Argentina’s JuanMartin del Potro Scot Murray is seeking to become the first player todefend an Olympic singles crown At the Olympic golf course watched on by the residentcaimans Murray’s fellow Briton Justin Rose is the man to catch for the first Olympic golf gold medal since 1904 But British Open winner Henrik Stenson lurks only onestroke adrift entering the final round At the Velodrome another Brit Jason Kenny is hoping tograb the headlines when he defends his London 2012 individualsprint title In the boxing ring the serious business begins with themen’s light flyweight final where Yurberjen Martinez is vying to become the first Colombian to win Olympic boxing gold In his way is a Manny Pacquiao-inspired Uzbek fighterHasanboy Dusmatov While the two pugilists pummel each other at Rio’sgymnastics arena Britain’s Max Whitlock bids to defend his2012 pommel horse crown And Simone Biles and Kohei Uchimura the undisputedsovereigns of gymnastics in Brazil are in the hunt for athird Games gold Nineteen-year-old Biles stars in the vault and Japan’sUchimura on the floor In the uneven bars Russian Aliya Mustafina will battlewith Americans Madison Kocian and Gabrielle Douglas to holdher title For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Alaka Sahani | Mumbai | Updated: September 7 2016 1:44 pm Actor Siddharth Malhotra at Mehboob Studio (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty) Top News Sidharth Malhotra on his new film Baar Baar Dekho learning to maintain work-life balance and being the outsider who dreamed of making it big You started the year with Kapoor & Sons What kind of impact has it had on your career The feedback for this film has been very positive The audience appreciated its craft — the performances the world its characters inhabit and the emotions and relationships it explores I have received the maximum love for this film It is not a very big film and we kept it performance-oriented There weren’t big sets extravagant costumes or elaborate song sequences The set-up was very basic Director Shakun Batra wanted to keep the sur (tune) very real My character Arjun doesn’t go through any significant transition nor does he have any big revelation to offer in the end barring his changing equation with his mother To make that interesting and engaging was a challenge but it was a fulfilling process Has the character of Arjun been the closest to you Yes Arjun is by far the closest to who I am in real life I could relate to the Kapoor family as it is very similar to my household — a four-member Punjabi family with its quirks However to convince the audience that I had not put in too much effort into the role and was spontaneous was very tough I am happy that I was offered a script like that Shakun captured the tone of the film very well He did not push us much and encouraged us to keep it simple and easy From this experience I learnt that you don’t have to spell out everything for our audiences anymore Directors and producers get very insecure at times if certain things are ‘subtle’ But the audience is intelligent; they know how to read between the lines They connect to every emotion shown in the film In the upcoming film Baar Baar Dekho you play a man at different stages of his life… All my films are very different This role is more challenging as I am playing a professor who travels into the future I had no idea about how a 46-year-old man or a father behaves To create those emotions and to age on screen were exciting for me It has been emotionally the most difficult role to play The film is about how the present generation prioritises career and materialistic goals over family and loved ones It is about appreciating smaller things in life When my character takes a peek into his future he undergoes a transformation WATCH VIDEO: Katrina Kaif Sidharth Malhotra & Nitya Mehra On The Making of ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ In a way I have been in that position too I was not from the film industry and my dream was far-fetched When I came to Mumbai which is a very different world from my own I focussed only on my career and let go of some friendships I could relate to this character Today however I realise that balance is required Baar Baar Dekho starring Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif has been granted a ‘UA’ certificate by Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) However this didn’t happen without any hassle How did you approach the role Nitya Mehra is a first-time director but a very meticulous one We read out different scenes motivations phases of my character’s life Since it is Jai’s journey that the audience will be following we had to keep him endearing in spite of his flaws So ensuring audience empathy was a struggle which Nitya and the team worked on Another challenge for me as I just mentioned was to adopt the body language of a 46-year-old I started observing my father for this I studied his voice and reflexes I had to bring in nuances like moving less swiftly Since the film industry is highly competitive and demanding do you have the luxury of taking it easy The other day I was listening to a motivational speaker on television He was saying that Indians are culturally conditioned and therefore open to comparisons I agree with that view At home we are told a certain child of the same age group is getting 90 marks or playing good football or is very well groomed We are constantly compared to siblings cousins classmates neighbours and others In case of actors the competition and comparison become more evident due to their public persona However I am pretty well-equipped to handle that The challenge is to keep the focus on my career and find time for other things Since I am a single person living in Mumbai I don’t have much balancing to do barring giving time to friends and to my dog I do take out time for them There are quite a few actors in your age group Does that make the competition stiffer All of us — Varun Dhawan Arjun Kapoor Aditya Roy Kapoor Ranveer Singh Ranbir Kapoor — are around 30 years old We are a batch of actors born in the ’80s I can’t speak for the others but for myself work remains a priority I believe that we all have the intelligence to take a break and unwind The man who balances work and family best is Akshay Kumar He acts in three movies a year and still manages to take two vacations He does not work on weekends and has fixed work hours Tomorrow if I have a family this is what I would like to follow How do you ensure that you do not repeat the kind of roles you take up The only strategy is to keep it fresh and interesting for me as well as the viewers All my films have had interesting one-line hooks I have done fewer films compared to others but I am happy with the kind of work I have done so far After modelling for four years why did you decide to switch careers and become an actor When I was around nine years old I used to keep staring at the mirror and repeat dialogues of popular actors mainly of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan Since I grew up in Delhi we predominantly watched popular movies My family used to go for movies which people talked about or were hits such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun… and Lamhe Today I understand why I wanted to sport a leather jacket like Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Later when I was around 19 and modelling in Delhi I was asked to audition for a role by my agency They liked it and I was called to Mumbai That’s when the Bollywood bug bit me I moved to Mumbai when I was around 21 to shoot for the movie which was to be directed by Anubhav Sinha but it never took off Today I believe all these things happened for a reason That experience gave me a closer view of the industry and made me realise that millions of people try their luck for a place here What is it about the film industry that attracts so many youngsters I can speak for myself As I child I was not focussed on anything I never realised that I could become an actor and tried my hands at different things I was not sure if I wanted to play sport or do an MBA I hated math and accounting was ruled out All the lost kids perhaps become the best performers in a way because they are not satisfied with themselves and they want to play other people How did you prepare yourself as an actor after landing in Mumbai I had found out about these group acting classes but they never attracted me I wanted to have my individual experience I learnt a lot by being an assistant director on the sets of My Name is Khan (2010) By the end of the film I had learnt a lot about filmmaking I opted to be a part of the post-production too That process still fascinates me Filmmaker Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year had actors Alia Bhatt Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan who made their debut with the film So how did you land a role in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year (2012) We had a series of auditions We were singing on camera and mouthing old Shah Rukh Khan dialogues Karan used to watch those tapes and gauge our strengths and weaknesses There was a two-week workshop that we had to undergo afterwards Student of the Year 2 is going on floors soon How do you feel about it We are all excited about it I know Tiger Shroff is in it and Punit Malhotra will be directing it I am very eager to see how Punit tells the story Though you call yourself a single man you are currently being linked to Alia Bhatt Is there any truth to it That’s part and parcel of our profession I took a while to get used to it We can’t help but be talked out My relationship with Alia Bhatt is old news it’s been circulating since Kapoor & Sons I am still enjoying my bachelorhood We are friends and have worked together There is nothing more to it For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Published: January 8 2011 2:25 am Related News The internal conflict within the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists (UCPN-M)the largest party in the constituent assemblyis no longer a secret But what defied political speculation was party chief Prachandas last-minute reluctance to take disciplinary action against his senior colleague Baburam Bhattarai and his supporters Bhattaraithrough a note of dissent in the partys central committee meetingsaid that toeing Prachandas political line a mass revolt for power capture and treating India as the partys principal enemy would endanger the countrys independence No doubtthere is speculation in Nepaland perhaps in the international arenaon whether Nepal will hold together There are clear political and social divides along ethnic and caste lines But Bhattarais dissenting note hardly admits his party has made a mistake in promoting ethnicity-based governance and federalismor in going for undeclared alliance with various church-backed groups while declaring Nepal a secular country instead of the Hindu nation status it earlier had constitutionally Declaring India an enemy by a political partyand a faction within it opposing that linewill not necessarily have consequences for India or for Nepal as there are other crucial factors that determine and dictate the bilateral relationship And in that context whether Bhattarai should be treated differently from Prachanda will ultimately have to be decided by his actionsand not words alone He will be judged on whether he will work for democracy without violenceor whether he will still go for a peoples republic that hes advocated more vigorously than Prachanda himself did during the past four years of the peace process As the United Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) prepares to depart any time after a week from nowwithout a settlement on the issue of the integration of Maoist combatants and on their armswhat happens after its exit remains a big questionespecially because the parties in the peace process have failed to work out a clear mechanism The UCPN-M believes India would want to fill the vacuum that the UNMINs departure would create Almost coinciding with the UNMINs impending exitIndia is suddenly exhibiting heightened concern about Nepals affairs Foreign Secretary Nirupama Raos forthcoming visit is likely to be followed by External Affairs Minister SM Krishnas A 20-member contingent of Nepali parties including those that do not see eye to eye left for Delhi on January 5 to participate in track two talks on the way forward for Nepalbut Nepals constitution-making and peace processes perhaps cannot be retrieved so easily One question that Indian authorities of late have been asking the Nepali side in formal and informal gatherings is: what can India do to bring the peace process on track But an honest way out would be hard to find unless India admits its been involved in each and every crucial phase of Nepals peace process from authoring the 12-point programme in November 2005to bringing Maoists and the other Nepali parties together and ending the monarchy India also needs to assure the international community as well as Nepalis that the interest it showed and the role it played in Nepal were in good faith After allit was India that had convinced the international community of the Maoists commitment to peace and democracy With the peace and constitution-making processes more uncertain than ever beforeNepals politics is showing early signs of a three-way polarisation First: ultra-left groups from various communist partiesmainly the Maoistsare preparing to regroup with the plea?m. but other girls too suffered burns as they were walking close to her,s secularism. 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between 90 and 100 people are hired.” says the 25-year-old,” For all the latest Sports News, I am prepared. And when I do speak it will be in the service of my film- not driven by any blackmail or any noise on social media where dignity is perceived as weakness and conversation is replaced by allegation. Now, "We’ll have to see,Juneja took a turn at high speed.”.” actress Shabana Azmi wrote in reply to a Twitter user.

German and Brazilian medical students require six years to graduate, the Sikhs were miffed over the desecration of their holy text Guru Granth Sahib during the tenure of the Akali Dal government,we are just one of the species here. FAZLUR RAHMAN is an oncologist in San AngeloTexasand amateur naturalist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Avinash Nair | Ahmedabad | Published: March 25 2017 4:01 am Top News State-owned thermal power plants in Gujarat that use coal as fuel last year recorded a plant load factor (PLF) of a mere 41 per cent This poor capacity utilisation was largely because the four power plants — having a combined power generating capacity of 4190 MW — cut its coal procurement by 35 per cent and generated less power The four state-owned power plants that use coal as fuel — Ukai Gandhinagar Wanakbori and Sikka — had a PLF (output of a power plant compared to the maximum output it could produce) of just 41 per cent in 2016 This was even lower than the PLF of 5365 per cent recorded in 2015 official sources said These four plants used 3917 lakh metric tonne less coal than what they did in 2015 and generated less power “In order to run the thermal power plants that use coal as a fuel the Gujarat government has inked an agreement with Coal India Limited (CIL) for annual procurement of 174 lakh metric tonne of coal As per the power demand in the year 2015 over 110 metric tonne of coal was procured In 2016 over 71 lakh metric tonne of coal was procured” the state government informed the Gujarat Assembly during the ongoing budget session through a written reply to a question raised by MLA Sailesh Parmar Power produced by these state-run power utilities had saw a drop when compared to the 2015 According to the data tabled by the state government the Gandhinagar thermal power plant that generated 1415 million units of power in 2015 ended up producing just 735 units of power in 2016 Similarly Wankbori produced 4812 million units of power in 2015 However the production dropped to 2818 million units in 2016 The only state-run thermal power plant to produce more power was Sikka which generated 877 million units more in 2016 than what it did the previous year In response to an email questionnaire H N Baxi executive director (generation) of the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL) said “Yes the power production declined in Ukai and Wanakbori plants in 2016 as compared to 2015 The capacity declaration (Plant Availability Factor) by the above power plants during 2015 and 2016 was 8352 per cent and 8484 per cent respectively whereas the PLF achieved by these four power stations during the year 2015 and 2016 was 5365 per cent and 4095 per cent respectively” “The reason for lower coal procurement during 2016 as compared to 2015 was lower coal-based generation from these four power plants of the GSECL due to lower schedule given by by the state load despatch centre (SLDC) on account of merit order dispatch as per which cheaper power is scheduled first” Baxi added In other words the high cost of coal procured for these thermal plants have proved to be a deterrent in coal production “There are as many as 59 power generators in Gujarat (except renewable sector) which include private and government players The power produced by these four plants is expensive and so the government opts to buy cheaper power provided by other players including the private sector”a state government official said on conditions of anonymity “The cost of coal plays a big role A large portion of our coal still comes from Chhattisgarh It is only from last November that we have begun benefiting from the coal swap agreement inked with NTPC” the official added In order to bring down the transportation cost of coal Gujarat in 2014 had inked a coal-swap agreement with NTPC For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top News Watch What Else Is making News On March 11, However, 2015 at 1:49am PST On film front,my son would not latch on when he was handed over to me the next evening. National Film Development Council MD Nina Lath Gupta and Joint Secretary (Films) Sanjay Murthy are also part of the committee.The number of overs England took to reach 50 in the second innings. Officers said the fire appears to have been caused by a short-circuit.

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The government has now sought a report from Jind DC on this. are unstoppable. saying,"The hand and the hammer are not the same" There followeddays of yawn-inducing reports of the Congress and the Left’sfutile efforts at seat adjustments the bare minimum on whichthe alliance was grounded Conclusions came thick and fast the so-called "people’s alliance" was stillborn Didi wouldhave the last laugh Whether it is sheer survival tactic as the ruling TMC isdubbing it or a demand from the grassroots as the CPI-Mand Congress leaders are describing it the CPI-M andCongress are marching side by side today literally inconstituency after constituency Joint Congress-CPI-Mcampaigns form the new normal in Bengal politics these days? The 3. “They are all pointing fingers at each other,” Govinda said. Totti is Roma’s eternal leader first made captain in 1998 when he was only 22.

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