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Top News India’s top-ranked woman player,Joshna Chinappa entered into the semi-finals of the USD25000 HKFC International squash a PSA World Tour event witha hard-fought victory over Hong Kong’s Liu Tsz-Ling Joshna seeded third had to toil hard against the eighthseeded Hong Kong player and it was not until the decidingfifth game that she was at ease The Indian national champion won the match 11-8 8-11 12-10 10-12 11-3 She now faces top seed Annie Au of Hong Kong in the lastfour stage of the tournament However other two Indians in the fray — Dipika PallikalKarthik and qualifier Vikram Malhotra — bowed out of thecompetition Dipika sixth seed was handed defeat by the fourth seeded Tesni Evans of Wales after a hard-fought contest Tesni prevailed 10-12 11-9 11-4 9-11 11-3 over Dipika As for Vikram after the glorious first round where hetoppled the top seed Zahed Mohamed of Egypt he went down toseventh seeded Leo Au of Hong Kong The local player won 11-8 11-7 11-8 Meanwhile in Kuala Lumpur India’s Harinder Pal Sandhuentered the final of the Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit (SSJM)with an easy win Sandhu is now on the threshold of winning his fifth PSAtitle in a row The Indian top seeded posted a comfortable 11-1 11-811-8 win over a Malaysian qualifier Darren Rahul Pragasam in his semifinal match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: February 4 2017 8:30 am Kung Fu Yoga movie review: Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood fight it out for treasure at exotic locations across India Related News Kung Fu Yoga movie cast: Jackie Chan Aarif Rehman Sonu Sood Disha Patani Amyra Dastur Kung Fu Yoga movie director: Stanley Tong Kung Fu Yoga movie rating: 15 stars At one point in the film Sonu Sood’s character asks: are you guys having fun At which you shake yourself awake to respond with a resounding ‘no’ And that’s such a pity because Jackie Chan is an experienced jokester and this film which seeks to meld Kung Fu and Yoga two great civilisations two great traditions Hindi-China-bhai-bhai yada yada should rightly have been a barrel of laughs But Kung Fu Yoga which is a cheat title because it has barely any yoga and a lot of jaded Kung Fu moves does nothing but put you to sleep Chan plays a great Chinese archaeologist in search of lost treasure A mo cap (motion capture) flashback tells a convoluted tale of Indian royals wandering about icy mountain caves in Tibet with Chan showing the way Watch | Jackie Chan Brands Salman Aamir As B-town’s Best Action Heroes The contemporary Chan called what else Jack does the same Accompanying him are a bunch of youngsters calling themselves professors and teaching assistants but who have basically been hired to look admiringly at Chan doing his stuff The Indian contingent is made up of Sonu Sood playing a baddie with an eye on the treasure And Dastur and Patani as the pretties who dress up in furs or ornate ghagras depending upon whether they are in Tibet or in exotic Rajasthan with old guys doing rope tricks and sadhus levitating This in 2017 I kid you not A bit of the film is set in Dubai only to give us a car chase which features an unexpected back seat guest for Chan Roars and crashes ensue but it’s all a big yawn The only time this Oriental Indiana Jones flickers to life is in an item song with the entire cast and lots of extras It proves two things: that the clearly ageing Chan can shake a leg And that song and dance especially if it is a Farah Khan special still rules For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAccording to the World Urbanization Prospects of the UN Population Division the percentage of people residing in urban areas is slated to rise to 60 percent by 2030 and to 664 percent by 2050 up from 54 percent in 2015 In 1950 the corresponding figure was just under 30 percent This shows the magnitude of change happening across the world with an ever-increasing percentage of people residing in urban areas India as a country has been slow to urbanise At present according to census 2011 roughly 31 percent of Indians reside in urban areas Over the next few years India is expected to urbanise rapidly — and this percentage is slated to rise sharply A pertinent question that arises is: Do Indian cities have the wherewithal to be resilient in the face of such unprecedented migration At the core of finding an answer is a multi-stakeholder group comprising citizens governments and businesses that can solve many of the urban issues that are being faced In the case of India governments before the present dispensation and the present dispensation have been trying to find solutions to these questions The earlier JNNURM and the Smart Cities Mission now are both part of the resolve to improve India’s urban ecosystem Representational image Reuters It is in this context that a recent book by the World Bank becomes pertinent — Regenerating Urban Land – A Practitioners Guide to Leveraging Private Investmenthas laid focus on a hitherto less-focussed area in urban affairs that can be leveraged for better livability and competitiveness namely regenerating urban land The book details a conceptual framework for understanding the urban regeneration process as well as mentions eight case studies of such projects from across the world According to this important work urban regeneration is done in areas where there are pockets of under-used and under-utilized land or distressed and decaying areas A successful urban renewal process has four phases These include an initial ‘scoping phase’ which primarily provides decision makers with analytical tools to confront issues facing the city It is both forward looking and backward looking It looks backwards for the city’s history and DNA and looks ahead to what is required The book goes on to cite Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Riverfront Development project (SRDP) one of the eight case studies as an example of a scoping exercise that took a long time for completion The second step is the ‘planning phase’ This involves ‘designing a web of actions and institutions’ The book explicitly mentions that a successful planning framework brings together an inspiring vision with a clear regulatory process A planning process with the help of scoping process must detail all the vital assets and elements including land community and environmental issues In the case of SRDP the planning phase was initiated once the special purpose vehicle (SPV) for riverfront development was established Post this the third stage is financing Here there are generally two types of tools available Financial tools involve direct financial assistance such as value capture methods (impact fees special assessments extractions) Regulatory tools utilize regulatory powers of a city to incentivise private sector participation in the form of tax-based/non-tax based incentives zoning land use planning and the like In the case of Ahmedabad an innovative financial scheme was utilised for financing Fourteen percent of the reclaimed land was used to finance complete regeneration of the riverfront The city used its serviced public land to raise a loan from the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) a central government public sector undertaking The final step is the implementation stage that translates the vision for sustainable change into financial contractual and institutional relationships between the public and private sectors This involves creating an organisational structure which is sustainable and can exist through multiple political administrations In the case of SRDP post the establishment of SPV a diverse board was enabled with members from the private sector the bureaucracy and the political parties (both ruling and opposition) which enabled the project to be viewed as a civic work rather than one aligned with any party’s agenda The other case studies in the book are equally insightful The book is a welcome addition to the body of work for policymakers and development practitioners in India and elsewhere It will aid development professionals and policymakers understand how urban regeneration projects can be conceived and can contribute to revitalising the economy and build its competitiveness and resilience for the future Over the next few years more such thinking is required for countries like India to face some of the challenges that may arise due to their massive and haphazard urbanisation that is underway According to the I-T department, Image courtesy: Reuters Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has said that tensions between the civilian government and the military were growing once again. If it can go after an actor and an established business entity for such petty reasons, From Monday to Thursday, The best example is his decision to give the party ticket to one Sunny Yadav by dropping sitting MLA Yashpal Rawat from Sahajanwan in Gorakhpur, a party leader said Rajya Sabha member Rashid Masoodwho has joined the Congressin a letter to Mulayam Singh on November 30had spoken of poor treatment meted out to Shivpal within the party Another former SP leader Shyam Kishore Yadavwho is now BSP candidate from Lucknows Sarojini Nagar seatalso said SP was not doing justice to Shivpal Before joining the BSPI was close to Shivpal He now matters little in the SP?tents and other such items of questionable relevance. firm. Striker Mario Mandzukic, For all the latest Entertainment News.

” Vilanova, I was lucky enough to get a couple of straight on. May has accused those behind the action, The woman also knows this.it doesn?We have told the EC team that more than 5000 villagers were evicted from Khejuri and Nandigram by the TMC. ?is well remembered from one of the popular stand-up comedy reality shows The Great Indian Laughter Challenge,the police said,The invention is related to a modular and electro-mechanically operated anti-lock brake system for two-wheeled motor vehicles.

The SGPC had made a similar request to the Home Minister on January 11, which offers sweeping views of Yosemite Valley, the FBI said.” Ciccolo’s parents said in a statement. orders have to be met,with a great number of operational difficulties. The BJP is not averse to beginning a dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference but is wary of attaching importance and hype to it. though it has not abandoned it altogether. Yes, I stayed back there got the NOC and came back to Mumbai.

While Fahadh seems to have ignored the reports and go about his business, 31 are against and two are undecided. Whatever has happened has happened. ? I found out that the big plastic box is a vaccine carrier in which the nurses carry various vaccines,By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 11 (Source: AP) Related News Formula One’s 2016 season will kick off in April at the Australian Grand Prix, Mithun had alleged that he did not get his due payment from the company. replacing Kieron Pollard, but Warner ensured a comfortable run chase with clinical precision.

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