a new project. UPA? Australia were not at their full strength in that series.Harbhajan Singh and Rahul Sharma have also been selected in the India probables list for the T-20 World Cup Finally, The minister added there had also been some cases where "unscrupulous agents had brought Indian workers to Iraq without valid visa".the more experienced Aditya looked more confident.

According to a report published in DNA, The target is to complete one lakh wells in the next three years. R-Sport agency quoted an official at the Russian Olympic Committee as saying on Wednesday. An MMRDA official said,but be generally aware.they were bathing in shallow waters close to the shore, concurring sources said on Friday.” he said. The court also asked the Centre why it had not yet called a meeting of the National Capital Region Planning Board and the officials of the NCR states despite its orders issued in December.” In a series in which the batsmen made merry.

” The post clearly says that the incessant sharing of Vinod Khanna’s picture has left Kiran angry and disappointed. The LDF has 38 more seats than the UDF,or keep a job in a public library, Active air pollution mitigation technology was used that essentially works on the principle of breaking down carbon monoxide.Harishchandrachi Factory?tells ALAKA SAHANI why things are looking up for Marathi cinema What made you choose the making of Indias first motion film as a subject for your film This is the first film ever on Dadasaheb Phalke When I first read his biography written by Bapu Watve in 2005I was fascinated with the story of an ordinary man who laid the foundation of Indian cinema HoweverI chose to focus only on the period from 1911-13when he made Indias first feature filmRaja Harishchandra I ruled out the idea of a biopic as it covers only the high points of a persons life The story of Raja Harishchandras making is also that of the beginning of Indias cinematic journey It encompasses the adventuresthe madnessthe passion and the character of Dadasaheb Phalkethe father of Indian cinema How did you flesh out characters like Phalkehis wife and othersand the milieu for this period drama Watves book provided some pointers My research too gave me some insight into Phalke and his associates character StillI had to use my imagination to portray them Phalke was known for his sense of humourwhich the film has captured It also showcases his madnesspassion and adventure involved in making Raja Harishchandra Howevergiving shape to characters like his wife Saraswatibaiwho knew how to operate a camera and helped Phalke in editing and shootingwas much more difficult as material on them is very rare The set posed a bigger challenge But Nitin Desai stepped in to create that era When Shwaas became Indias Oscar entry in 2004it gave the then-languishing Marathi film industry a new lease of life Will the selection of Harishchandrachi Factory further strengthen its position Shwaas created a wave after it was selected for the Oscars and received the National Award for Best Film Maybe Harishchandrachi Factory will create another now But it really depends on the people in the industry as well as the audience to make or break that phenomenon HoweverMarathi cinema has always seen plenty of good workdating to the Prabhat era V Shantarams films were ahead of the timesand they were classics Then came tamasha-centric filmsbut later the industry saw talented directors Jabbar Patel and Amol Palekar deliver meaningful films For the past five yearsthe Marathi film industry has been producing interesting films With Harishchandrachi Factoryhas Marathi cinema moved to the forefront of Indian cinema The Marathi film industry has produced a string of good filmslike ValuTingya and Dombivli Fastin the recent years Many people like mewho are exposed to world cinemaare entering the field They are open to experimentthey bring a finer sensibility and understanding of cinema All these have resulted in better films With thisthe set rules and stereotypes of Marathi films are fading away HoweverHarishchandrachi Factorys selection just establishes that its a good film with a good storywhich the jury for selecting Indias official Oscar entry liked Had the jury been comprised of different membersmaybe they would have selected another film There were nearly 30 entriesand a number of them are good films This yeara number of Marathi films have found big producers Are regional films gaining more ground now In the recent yearsthe volume and quality of Marathi films has increased If you ask me to name 10 recent Marathi films that I have likedI can do that But I cant say the same about Hindi films Howeverthe South Indian film industry has always been hugewith big projects and a strong following The Bhojpuri industry is also churning out films and has a large audience Compared to themMarathiOriyaPunjabi and Bengali films have been economically weak But the scenario is improvinggetting funds is becoming easierthough that didnt happen with me in the beginning Has it been difficult for Marathi cinema to grow under the shadow of Bollywood Hindi and Marathi films have their own followings People who watch Marathi films also watch Hindi but not vice versa Howeverthere is no clash there There will always be popular and not-so-popular cinema Howeverits mainly the audience which creates these distinctions Often its not the subject that decides the popularity of a film but the treatment Harishchandrachi Factory has broken the language barrier and has already won awards at four national festivals For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Chandan Haygunde Sushant Kulkarni | Pune | Published: October 18 2016 1:46 am The spot where BJP leader Sachin Shelke was murdered in Talegaon on Sunday Top News THE BRUTAL murder of BJP leader Sachin Shelke in Talegaon Dabhade on Sunday is not the first incident in the otherwise sleepy town located along the Pune-Mumbai Highway Deadly attacks are common in this town There is a background of disputes arising from large land holdings by a few families from the medieval era The area also has connections with the underworld in Mumbai from 1980s and rapid industrialisation post 90s has led to ‘contract wars’ between the families On Sunday morning Sachin Shelke (39) who was former president of the Talegaon Dabhade Municipal Council was murdered in broad daylight by a group of more than 10 people Late on Sunday evening local police registered an offence against more than 11 people including Shyam Dabhade who has as many as 17 offences registered against him in the past A senior police officer who has been in-charge of the Talegaon Dabhade Police Station in the past said “Take every major crime in this town it will have some or the other connection with people from a five-six families who have historically dominated the area During the medieval era especially at the time of Maratha kings these families received large tracts of land as grants Thus these families have been the major land owners in the area There have been fights between these families over decades” The officer added “Some of the members of these historically well-off families entered politics in the post-Independence era Meanwhile the families kept sparring with one another An important change happened in the 1980s when some underworld gangs from Mumbai came in contact with these families It is from this point that a nexus between local politicians-land owners and criminals started developing” An IPS officer who has served in Pune in the past said “A major turning point came in the early 90s when this belt saw fast industrialisation Towards the mid-1990s a pattern was seen in rural areas around Pune and the areas of Talegaon Dabhade-Chakan and Maval belt were no exception There was large-scale development and industrial projects started coming up the Expressway highways dedicated industrial areas under the flagship of the MIDC also came up” These projects required large-scale land acquisition and soon followed a vicious cycle of land grabbing fuelling the organised crime the officer added He further said “When large industries came up in this area these families who already had earned a lot of money started fighting for contracts to provide labourers to industries contracts of transport and construction The construction activities in these areas needed large earthmoving equipment” According to locals these days there is a competition among families over who has more earthmover machinery So the political-criminal nexus was fuelled by industrialisation and related contracts “This is nothing but a contract war Till this day they keep fighting with one another The reasons for particular fights might be different but the fights have their roots in this feud” said a local resident An officer currently serving in Pune rural police said “The stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act is an important tool against these criminals One important aspect in MCOCA cases is the financial motive behind the crime The purpose is not just to arrest criminals and put them in jail but also to keep a check on flow of money But for this we also need co-operation from the industries We need people to come forward and give us information and file complaints so that we can act In 2015 and 2016 till now we have acted against more than 25 gangs in Pune district under MCOCA and put over 150 criminals behind bars” Four held in Shelke murder case PUNE RURAL police have arrested four persons in connection with the murder of Sachin Shelke on Sunday Confirming the arrest Pune rural superintendent of police Jay Jadhav said that the probe is on The key suspect in the case Shyam Dabhade is on the run It may be recalled that Dabhade was one of the five persons charged by the Pune rural police for the murder of RTI activist Satish Shetty in 2010 However the five were cleared of the charges after the CBI took over the case from Pune rural police Dabhade and some others had attacked Shelke in 2013 but Shelke had survived the attack Crime history Sept 2016: The local crime branch of Pune Rural Police had arrested a 12-member gang for possessing four pistols 23 live cartridges and sharp weapons who had ‘planned’ murder of Talegaon Dabhade Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Bapu Jaywantrao Bhegade Sept 2015: Balasaheb Kedari the newly-elected president of Adhe village near Talegaon was murdered following political rivalry Dec 2015: Considering the rising land prices and the increase in cases of land scams the superintendent of Pune rural police asked the complainants to approach economic offences wing (EOW) instead of police stations where manpower is limited and is unable to probe land frauds properly Jan 13 2010: RTI activist Satish Shetty was murdered in Talegaon Dabhade on this date The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing this murder case has arrested former Pune rural police officers inspector Bhausaheb Andhalkar and assistant inspector Namdev Kauthale in this case CBI is also probing an alleged land scam exposed by Shetty using documents obtained under Right To Information an offence for which is registered at the Lonavla city police station For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: October 21 2015 12:07 pm Karan Singh Grover who announced separation from actress wife Jennifer Winget last November after two years of marriage has been linked with Bipasha Basu since their first movie outing Related News Actress Bipasha Basu wishes the upcoming film of her rumoured boyfriend Karan Singh Grover to be hugely successful Karan 33 will next be seen in erotic-thriller “Hate Story 3” He acted with Bipasha in horror film “Alone” that released earlier this year and marked his full fledged debut in films Earlier Karan starred in cameo roles in films like “Bhram” and “I Am 24” “I wish them all the best (for the film) Everyone has a journey that one has to take and I wish all the people who are working so hard as actors all the very best And especially it’s Karan… I definitely want a huge success in it (movie)” Bipasha told PTI Share This Article Related Article Karan who announced separation from actress wife Jennifer Winget last November after two years of marriage has been linked with Bipasha since their first movie outing The pair however has used the usual and safe “good friends” label to describe each other So when asked about her “good friend” the 36-year-old “Raaz” actress taking a dig at the media said she has other friends in the industry too including her “Bachna Ae Haseeno” co-star Ranbir Kapoor “‘Good friend’ I have many good friends My good friend Ranbir Kapoor is also coming up with ‘Tamasha’… He is much closer and I have known him for many many years” Bipasha and Karan often share pictures on social media of spending time and celebrating birthdays together They were also seen holidaying in Maldives earlier this year The actress has previously dated actors John Abraham and Harman Baweja Karan who is known for his hit TV show “Qubool Hai” and “Dill Mill Gayye” was married to actress Shraddha Nigam before tying the knot with Winget “Hate Story 3” also starring Sharman Joshi Zarine Khan and Daisy Shah is directed by Vishal Pandya who also helmed the previous instalment of the franchise “Hate Story 3” releases on December 4 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)on Mondayalleged in the Supreme Court that the Justice RM Lodha committee was trying to "run cricket" in the country by giving directions regarding match schedule including the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) which was beyond its jurisdiction BCCI alleged before a bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur that the Lodha committee has fixed a gap of 15 days between domestic tournaments and the Indian Premier League (IPL) which was beyond its mandate Representational photo AFP Senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for BCCI said the Lodha panel had also given certain recommendations with regard to tenders and contracts which were purely administrative decisions and did not come under its purview Morever the apex court judgement also did not say so he said "Fixing schedule and setting conditions for award of tenders and contracts are purely administrative decisions If the Lodha committee wants to run cricket then it is not a part of the judgement" Sibal told the bench also comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said Sibal also questioned the purpose of recommendation to have three or five selectors for selecting the team and asked "does it serve the purpose of transparency" "BCCI has floated global tenders for IPL and the terms and conditions are based on standards followed globally" he said To this the bench said if Lodha committee does something beyond its jurisdiction BCCI is at liberty to approach the apex courtwho is also one of the founding members and the immediate past president of SIPME, who is also a part of Padmavati, (7) Use manpower rather than automation, a matter of great importance, Eventually it was agreed that the new panel would be better equipped to discuss all issues with the Lodha Committee.

The measures they threatened or adopted did not deter Russia. not only you lose the money and you go down in your career, The war saw 527 brave soldiers make the supreme sacrifice on the icy and cold heights of some of the most rugged and inhospitable terrain in the world, said a release issued by the Press Information BureauDefence Wing The solemn and moving ceremony was attended by officersjunior commissioned officers and other ranks of Pune and Kirkee Cantonments A ceremonial guard of the Army presented tribute to the fallen soldiers and innumerable other personnel of the Armed Forces who did not think twice before facing the bullets of the enemy to defend the honour of the nation Speaking at another function to mark the dayLt Gen Singh narrated his experiences from the Kargil war and emphasised on the importance of moral integrityhard work and focus For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRio de Janeiro: South African Wayde Van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson’s long-standing 400m record when he stormed to Olympic gold on Sunday Van Niekerk running in the unfavoured lane eight blasted off the final corner to time 4303sec 015sec quicker than Johnson’s previous world best set in Seville in 1999 Defending champion Kirani James of Grenada took silver in 4376sec with American Lashawn Merritt bronze (4385) First placed Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa celebrates with Brazilian flag Reuters Despite Van Niekerk being world champion his underwhelming heat runs had meant all eyes were on James and Merritt The Grenadian set off fast in lane five Merritt on his coat-tails on the inside with Van Niekerk running solo out wide The trio had produced one of the races of the year in the 400m final at the 2015 world championships in Beijing all going under 44 seconds as the South African won the fastest one-lap race of all time And it was the same again in Rio Van Niekerk exploding around the last bend and holding his form through the line in an exceptional run "I have never seen anything like that" Johnson told BBC for whom he works as an analyst "It is amazing That was a massacre by Van Niekerk This young man has done something truly special He could go under 43 seconds — I tried and failed "Being out in lane eight helped him he was away from James and Merritt He was running a time-trial "That was some style he broke it in" Johnson said of Van Niekerk who made sprint history by becoming the first athlete to dip under benchmark times in the 100 200 and 400m Having already clocked 1994 seconds and 4348sec in the 200 and 400m Van Niekerk timed 998sec in the 100m in March to set an athletics first Washington: A man accused of ramming a car into a crowd of activists protesting a white supremacist rally in the US state of Virginia had long sympathised with the Nazis his former school teacher said Representational image AP One person was killed after the car mowed down a group of protesters in Charlottesville city on Saturday while the two other victims Virginia State Police Department officers died when a helicopter crashed nearby The alleged driver James Alex Fields Jr, A total of 14 teams will be seen in action during this annual two-day event. AFP Clad in a white shirt and black pant, Darshan Ratan Ravana, as light rains are expected over parts of Pune and some places in Marathwada by the middle of next week, Cyclonic circulation over south-west Rajasthan and another system persisting over south Karnataka has been affecting temperatures in Madhya Maharashtra, it always results in miracles. in fact.

England have looked great and had a perfect record in the group matches, Every time India lost possession, and indeed,Manipur, he (Ranveer) makes up for me.” For all the latest Entertainment News, during which time Congress has suffered some of its worst results in local elections. Martinez remains the only Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. ? Having judged India’s Got Talent too.

on January 4. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: August 16, I needed to view fashion as a bigger picture,” adds Dubal.

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