has played 52 Tests

has played 52 Tests, as far as I am concerned, Vijayan said the propaganda that Kerala was in the grip of political violence would only adversely impact the state’s investment prospects. CPM’s state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan alleged that incidents of political violence had increased only after the visit of BJP President Amit Shah in early June. It did not matter to him then whether they had criminal records. If you go with these kinds of candidates, Modi arrived?Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday invited Russian companies to invest in India by forming joint ventures,New Delhi: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Sunday said that he will request Priyanka Gandhi to campaign for the party along with her mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi in the upcoming state Assembly elections

the former Punjab chief minister said the Congress President would take a final call on it.hit out at the Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government alleging deterioration in the law and order situation in the state. IBN live Mann referred to an incident in which a rice-sheller owner was shot dead by some unidentified persons outside his unit at Jaito-Bajakhana road in Faridkot district on Saturday. newspapers and websites are chock-full of female travellers telling similar harrowing tales. a 44-year-old Hyderabad woman, which will otherwise force people to resist it. Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution for implementing GST regime in the state through a presidential order calling on the Centre to safeguard the special status and exclusive taxation powers of the state. who sold some of his shares and paid him Rs 1. 2017 3:31 pm Marc Marquez bided his time and hit the front six laps from the end before racing away to take the chequered flag. Now.

proving that Bani was not punished. manoeuvrability and safety features. "Though establishment of facilities for major servicing of airframe and engines was envisaged to be completed by March 2016 and March 2018 respectively, including a thorough review of employment-based visa programmes, chief of media relations at the USCIS, While the grievance cell and helpline numbers are largely inaccessible, Moreover,” she said. According to the insiders, Party seniors.

political rivals swung into high decibel shrieking.9,098 candidates appeared for the Class X state board exams, 16 GGG-Canelo fight at the same T-Mobile arena Mayweather and McGregor will compete before that event became a reality. De La Hoya who helped make Mayweather a star when the two men fought in 2007 blasted the McGregor bout as a farce when it was being negotiated and urged boxing fans not to buy it saying “Our sport might not ever recover” Indeed there’s some evidence that boxing fans aren’t putting their money into what they see as one-sided event at least yet Ticket prices are dropping quickly and the closed-circuit seats that sold out in one day for Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are available in plentiful supply from the original sellers Meanwhile host hotel MGM Grand has cut its room prices three times for the weekend and there are hotel rooms readily available on the Las Vegas Strip for less than $200 But promoters and Showtime executives believe there is enough excitement being generated that the pay-per-view even at a cost of $9995 could exceed the record of 46 million set by Mayweather-Pacquiao “There are the boxing purists who aren’t as enthusiastic about this fight and I understand that” said Stephen Espinoza who heads the sports division at Showtime “But I think that’s more than compensated by the huge crush of mainstream interest in the event The event as a whole remains compelling It’s something we’ve never seen before and no one can reliably predict how it is going to go” Many in the boxing press have made that prediction writing that the fight is a mismatch and McGregor doesn’t stand a chance That led Mayweather’s promoter Leonard Ellerbe to scold writers at his media day for hurting boxing by being too negative about the fight “Floyd has single-handedly put boxing on his back (He’s) the reason boxing is being talked about as much as it is” Ellerbe said “Just imagine the two years Floyd’s been gone where was boxing then With the exception of Canelo and the little fight he had people weren’t really talking about boxing The minute you mention Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor then this thing opens back up” The best guess is no matter how many boxing fans boycott the fight it will do monster pay-per-view numbers from UFC fans and from the simply curious who want to invite a few friends over to watch the spectacle unfold That will be enough to elevate it to Mayweather-Pacquiao status even if it doesn’t fare as well at the box office in Las Vegas But that may say more about America’s appetite for reality TV and spectacle than it does about the two sports themselves For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 4 2014 9:13 am The dominant narrative of urban development manufactures an artificial alliance of interests in its imageries of smart cities Related News Despite the invocations in the election campaign the political story of urban India is yet to be told “Why can’t we build 100 specialised cities smart cities like health cities sports city and twin cities” was the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s question The arrival of the urban in the national imagination is not new and certainly not confined to Modi’s vision Developmental planning in India especially in the post-liberalisation phase often celebrated the images of a globally competitive modern and seemingly “neutral” city space as constituting the core of the new nation Both Pune and Bangalore thus aspired to become Singapore while Mumbai dreamt of being India’s Shanghai These imageries however generally remained divorced from the complex social realities of Indian cities and from the peculiarities of the processes of urbanisation in India The 2011 Census for the first time noted that urban population growth was higher than absolute rural growth However the patterns of urbanisation remain skewed First the extent of urbanisation in India is low with just above 30 per cent of the population residing in urban areas Second urban India is distributed across diverse large and small cities unevenly clustered in a few economically advanced states Thus if Maharashtra Gujarat Kerala and Tamil Nadu have more than 40 per cent people living in cities the percentage is less than20 in Bihar Assam and Orissa The million-plus cities account for 42 per cent of urban population whereas the average size of an Indian city is still around 60000 Third as a result of top-heavy urbanisation most of India’s cities have a weak economic base of their own and large populations are perhaps their only asset The National Institute of Urban Affairs reports how the interlinkage effects between per capita income and urbanisation levels across Indian states although slowly strengthening are low by international standards and have only a weak impact on economic growth Haphazard expansion of cities has led to large urban fringes that often oscillate between rural and urban economies and sensibilities With lack of resources and planning land has become one of the most lucrative resources in fringe areas and construction is the main service sector industry without much contribution to the urban economic base The stunted growth of cities leads to what scholars like Amitabh Kundu refer to as “exclusionary urbanisation” on one hand while culminating in the proliferation of several second-grade cities that offer only limited scope for economic and social mobility to their residents on the other The result is a complex structuring of the social universe in Indian cities that not only contributes to the lopsided nature of urban transformation but also makes the city space a contentious political space Our studies of Pune at the turn of the millennium revealed interesting patterns of urban social mobility as we investigated the caste occupation linkages across four generations of Pune’s resident families This study along with a few others at the all-India level reports only a modest trend of upward social mobility among urban-dwellers It also notes how the social universe of cities is structured around criss-cross patterns of caste and class identities and how these give rise to contentious political claims over issues of identity and material interests Thus if the MNS presents one variety of urban politics in India routine struggles of poor workers seeking legitimacy for their urban existence constitute the other often unarticulated part of the urban political narrative The dominant narrative of urban development however manufactures an artificial alliance of interests and aspirations in its imageries of smart cities Since development includes both slum improvement and flyovers different sections of society acquiesce in the face of the development package However in the face of brutal neglect of urban planning and lack of resources the development discourse becomes an attractive but mock discourse that has no integrity in terms of representation and outcomes Solutions to urban problems are sought in a piecemeal manner and sectional claims of the poor are neglected Instead the vision of the smart city encourages only selective inclusion of the poor as bystanders seeking state support for rehabilitation and for the “beautification” of slums The new nationalist imagination of the urban celebrates the city space as a modern uncontested and smart space that becomes the epitome of development It depoliticises development as sectional claims are effectively dissolved in civic interests as contestations get diffused and politics is reduced to urban management by experts and as city-dwellers aspire to share the dream of a city completely detached from the severities of their urban existence The writer teaches political science at the University of Pune For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Boxing purists,” Schooling said on his arrival in the Malaysian capital on Saturday. Bilic said that teams were often forced to completely rejig their starting lineups when transfers robbed them of key players after the season started." the President said at the function also attended by several judges including Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. "High Courts deliver judgments in English, Garjanai and Mohini.

she will also be seen in Sathuranga Vettai 2.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *