Seamus Heaney?Written by Shahid Judge | Published: October 16 who did not join Trump’s administration, Brilliant.Paradise on Earth? This image stuck in my mind ever since I saw these two children while passing through one of the streets in Kashmir The innocence struck me? according to Dr Ruchi Verma, how many years they smoked a pack of cigarettes or more each day.stopping the parikrama could be useful to bring the Muslims closer. Compiled by Seema Chishti For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New York | Published: May 1 2017 4:33 pm FCAT finally directed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to grant the film Lipstick Under My Burkha an ‘A’ certificate Top News The censor board in India does not truly represent the citizens of India but filmmakers must be relentless in their pursuit of hard-hitting stories believes director Alankrita Shrivastava Alankrita’s film Lipstick Under My Burkha had failed to get a clearance from the censor board for being bold forcing the makers to approach the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) FCAT finally directed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to grant the film an ‘A’ certificate The film starring Ratna Pathak Shah Konkona Sensharma Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur opened the 17th edition of the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival here yesterday Alankrita joined by Kumra at the festival said she got huge support for the film from young women and men in India after her film failed to get a clearance from the board “I felt that the time is right for us to really push the envelope and tell our stories and share our experiences even though it might be hard “Even if we lose a few battles we must continue There is no other way to make equality freedom and democracy real for us” Shrivastava told festival director Aseem Chhabra during a discussion following the screening of the film A packed audience including Pepsi Co Chief Indra Nooyi author Salman Rushdie and India’s Consul General in New York Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das attended the screening of the film at the festival which is the oldest Indian film festival in the US The festival is organized by Aron Shivdasani-led not- for-profit arts organisation Indo-American Arts Council Alankrita said the whole “controversy” over the movie made her realise that “women in India are not as free as we imagine ourselves to be” “If as women artistes filmmakers and as citizens we don’t claim our freedom and if we don’t live it out then that freedom is going to be very empty” she said When asked why the men in the movie come across as negative Shrivastava said the film is really from the point of view of the women and what they are experiencing “I feel that the men may come across as negative but they themselves are victims of patriarchy They are really stuck They don’t know any other way I don’t see them as negative I see them as people who don’t know any better and without thinking they have constantly perpetuated the same thing” She said the idea for the film emerged from her own sense of “not feeling fully free” and “always yearning for freedom I was preoccupied with that thought” Kumra who plays a young beautician seeking to escape the claustrophobia of her small town said she was thrilled to be a part of the movie where she had the opportunity to do a performance-oriented role “In India it is very difficult for women to get good scripts I’m sure it happens the world over but you don’t get these kind of scripts everyday It is actually a performance- oriented role” Kumra said Set in Bhopal the film explores the lives of four women who are trapped in their own worlds but who claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion in small town India Shrivastava said in India there are so many women who are living “unfulfilled marriages and don’t talk about it” “So many women never experience sexual fulfilment They don’t even know what that means and are spending all their energy just fulfilling the role of a wife For me these characters (for the film) emerged very naturally” she said The film won the The Spirit of the Asia Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at the Festival International de Films de Femmes Also read:This director knows how to break Baahubali 2 box office records It involves Rajinikanth SSRajamouli The week-long festival will close with the North American premiere of Milind Dhaimade’s “You Are My Sunday” a slice-of-life comedy about five close friends who struggle to find a place to play soccer in Mumbai every Sunday The festival will also showcase premieres of 44 shorts documentaries and feature films as well as pay tributes to India’s iconic actor Om Puri through the Sensharma-directed A Death In The Gunj Also in the line-up is screening of Ventilator and Sarvaan produced by actor Priyanka Chopra For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 20 2017 3:59 pm Tiger Shroff would be paying tribute to Michael Jackson and his father Tiger Shroff in Munna Michael Top News For several months we have been watching Tiger Shroff getting better and unbeatable at his martial arts skills Going by his videos and stills where he revealed his chiselled body one can safely say that Munna Michael will present the best of what we have already seen of Tiger Now the first look of the film has been shared by trade analyst Taran Adarsh and the logo of the film reminds us of some game show or talent show We have been hearing about Nawazuddin Siddiqui pulling up his socks to dance with Tiger and also how Ronit Roy the Michael of the story is gearing up for a fight So does the logo indicates a dance competition or a great fight Well seems like we would have to wait until July 21 to know the answer The film is still three months away from the release and the excitement has started building up Tiger ended 2016 with A Flying Jatt which failed to perform as expected So his first film of 2017 which is Munna Michael has a lot of expectations to meet 3 months to go… #MunnaMichael to release on 21 July 2017… #Eros #VikiRajani #SabbirKhan #TigerShroff #NiddhiAgerwal… Logo: pictwittercom/baX48rXYU1 — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 20 2017 Munna Michael is special to Tiger as he is paying a tribute to Michael Jackson with this project as well as his father Jackie Shroff with a dance number The film will also star debutant Nidhi Agerwal Directed Sabbir Khan and produced by Viki Rajani Munna Michael marks the third film of the actor-director duo together Also read |Tiger Shroff: I want to create my ownlegacy Post Munna Michael Tiger has collaborated with choreographer-director Ahmed Khan for Baaghi’s sequel This year Tiger would also begin shooting for Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year’s sequel For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: June 19 2017 11:15 am Brooks Koepka’s winning total of 16-under equals the lowest score to par for a US Open (Source: USA Today Sports) Top News The winds of change were blowing at the US Open on Sunday as Brooks Koepka sailed to a four-stroke victory at Erin Hills making it the seventh consecutive major that has crowned a first-time winner A changing of golf’s old guard has been underway for some time but the 117th US Open signalled that it can be considered complete with neither Phil Mickelson and/or Tiger Woods teeing up at major for the first time since the 1994 US Masters Fans now run to see Dustin Johnson Rory McIlroy and Jason Day the youth movement having firmly taken hold Koepka South Korea’s Kim Si-woo Japan’s Hideki Matusyama Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Americans Brian Harman and Rickie Fowler were the names battling for major glory on Sunday rather than the likes of Jim Furyk Stewart Cink and Ernie Els Sentiment and nostalgia will always find a place on the leaderboard as 37-year-old Sergio Garcia showed by notching his first major win at the Masters in April while 50-year-old Wisconsin-native Steve Stricker provided an emotional touchstone in an Erin Hills swan-song But the year’s second major belonged to the young guns who tackled the longest layout ever for a US Open Koepka who looks as if he would be at home in a National Football League huddle held firm against buffeting winds and crushing pressure to claim a sensational four-shot victory over Harman and Matsuyama The muscular American who started the day one back of the lead tamed his nerves and a wind-whipped course carding six birdies including two to kick-start his round against a single bogey for a five-under 67 Koepka’s winning total of 16-under equals the lowest score to par for a US Open matching Rory McIlroy’s victory at Congressional in 2011 on a par-71 layout After days of being humbled Erin Hills turned nasty for the final round as heavy winds pummeled the links-style layout adding an intriguing wrinkle to the year’s second major But Koepka would not be blown off course producing a near-flawless final round subduing the winds with a mix of power and precision “Obviously the wind picked up and I felt like that played right into my hand” said Koepka who considers himself a good ball-striker and good putter “And I felt confident all week so to feel as confident as I did on a Sunday of a major and coming down the stretch was pretty neat” One of golf’s biggest hitters the 27-year-old also demonstrated a killer instinct along with a deft touch with the putter rolling in a monster 41-foot birdie putt at the eighth When Matsuyama at number four the highest ranked player to make the cut delivered the round of the day a six-under 66 to get within one of the lead a rampaging Koepka countered with golf’s version of the knockout punch clinching victory in ruthless style by registering three straight birdies from the 14th Harman level with Koepka with six to play and without a bogey on the back nine all week took his first at the 12th after his tee shot ended up in the belt-high fescue and followed that up with another at the 13th The miscues put Koepka alone back on top of the leaderboard a perch from which he would not be removed “It hasn’t sunk in obviously yet and probably won’t for a few days” said Koepka “That’s probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced and to do it on Father’s Day it’s pretty neat “I didn’t exactly get my dad a card so this works” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Published: March 15 2016 4:07 am Related News THE HARYANA Vidhan Sabha unanimously passed a resolution on the first day of the Budget Session condemning the passage of the Bill by the Punjab Assembly to denotify land used for construction of Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal and calling it “unconstitutional” On the day the Punjab Assembly passed the Bill and took a decision to return the acquired land to the owners Haryana Irrigation Minister O P Dhankar moved a motion demanding that the Centre annul the move of the Punjab government Share This Article Related Article The resolution read: “This House passes a motion against the one-sided unconstitutional move of Punjab which is denying the authority of the Supreme Court is against the rights of Haryana and only for political gains The House requests the Central government to reject the illegal and unconstitutional move of Punjab Further the Central government is requested that steps for taking to conclusion the hearing on the Presidential reference in Supreme Court and construction of the SYL so that the rights of the people of Haryana can be protected” Dhankar said the dispute had a long history of over three decades and that Haryana continued to suffer because there was a shortage of drinking water as well “Of 126 blocks in Haryana 71 are overexploited in groundwater The situation is so grave” he said adding “that river water can be availed after 32 days for a period of eight days It has become difficult to fulfill the needs of drinking water The availability of water from Yamuna has also reduced despite which Haryana is supplying water to Delhi” Dhankar said the Punjab government had in 2004 annulled the water-sharing pact on its own The House had unanimously passed resolutions in the years 2011 and 2014 condemning the “unilateral” and “unconstitutional” act of Punjab He said that despite the Supreme Court ruling in favour of Haryana the state did not get its share of water and the hearing on the Presidential Reference is going on Still the Punjab government went ahead and passed this Bill in the Assembly he added Calling it a “patently illegal act’ by Punjab and “in utter contempt of the Indian Constitution federal structure of the country and the rule of law” Dhankar said it was “a sinister move of the Punjab government having dangerous potential to undermine the unity and integrity of this country” The Minister said that despite the Government of India orders in 1976 Tripartite agreement among the states of Punjab Haryana and Rajasthan in 1981 Rajiv Longowal Accord in 1995 and two decisions of the Supreme Court 2002 and 2004 Haryana has been deprived of more than half of its legitimate share of 350 MAF in surplus Ravi Beas water which has resulted in reduction in agriculture production to the tune of 8 lakh tonnes of foodgrains every year causing a perpetual annual loss of about Rs 1000 crors Talking to the media after the session Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said he tried to speak to his Punjab counterpart Parkash Singh Badalbut he was busy with the Punjab Assembly “I will speak to Mr Badal and will definitely convey my displeasure over the issue” he said Politicking over the issue was witnessed in the Assembly with parties seeking credit for the work done over the years for construction of SYL and blaming each other for its non-completion INLD MLA Jaswinder Singh Sandhu said there is a BJP government at the Centre and the party is in coalition with the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab “BJP should clarify its stand on the issue The party in Punjab is party to the decisions of the Punjab government They are saying water will not be given to Haryana The rights of the people of Haryana should be protected” he said Haryana Janhit MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi meanwhile said it was former CM Bhajan Lal who got most work done on the SYL including getting the foundation stone laid Bishnoi too asked BJP to clarify its stand on the issue Targeting the INLD he said everyone knows that the Badals and Chautalas shared close ties Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu said that instead of trying to get political mileage the resolution should be unanimously approved Earlier in the day in his address Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki had stated that the government was committed to obtain its legitimate share of Ravi-Beas Waters and the completion of SYL He further said that concerted efforts had been made for early hearing of Presidential Reference which had remained pending for more than 11 years The efforts have borne fruit and the matter has now been taken up for regular hearing in the SC For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: August 3 2015 12:36 pm “To everyone involved thanks for the inspiration You can only reach the sky if you are willing to take the leap” Shah Rukh Khan tweeted Related News Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is inspired by SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus “Baahubali: The Beginning” and its team The film which hit the screens on July 10 in Telugu Tamil Malayalam and Hindi is the first south Indian film to enter the Rs300 crore club in just nine days of its release “To everyone involved thanks for the inspiration You can only reach the sky if you are willing to take the leap” Shah Rukh Khan tweeted on Sunday Baahubali what a hard worked at film 2 every1 involved thanx for the inspiration U can only reach the sky if u r willing to take the leap — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 2 2015 The movie a mythological drama about two brothers at war for a kingdom stars Prabhas Rana Daggubati Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles The second part in the Rs250 crore franchise is slated for release next year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 18 2016 1:39 pm The increasingly confident Americans came into the game against Poland more aggressively than ever and appear to be reaching their best form as they enter the medal-winning phase (Source: AP) Top News A less experienced US men’s volleyball team demolished Poland in straight sets on Wednesday and moved up to the semifinals looking to avenge early upsets that almost knocked the Americans out of the Rio Games Brazil ousted their sport archrivals Argentina in a four-set battle in front of an ecstatic and boisterous home crowd of 10000 at Rio’s Maracanazinho stadium With eight of their 12 players competing in the Olympics for the first time the United States outplayed Poland 25-23 25-22 25-20 ousting a team that won the 2014 World Championship The US team formed from a crop of barely graduated college players got off to a shaky start in Rio losing their first two games to Canada and Italy But they learnt fast from their mistakes and came back with a stunning win over hosts Brazil and then overpowered France to stay in Rio The United States will get a second crack at Italy in the semi-finals on Friday after the Italians defeated a strong Iranian team in three sets “I want them bad We want a little revenge” said wing spiker Taylor Sander among the top three US scorers The increasingly confident Americans came into the game against Poland more aggressively than ever and appear to be reaching their best form as they enter the medal-winning phase “We are so aggressive our blocks are in very good spots and defensively we are good because we are serving the ball hard” Sander told Reuters after the game US coach John Speraw said his team were on a fast learning curve and responded immediately to some “deep” talks on their game that had given them new direction and “incredible” energy “We are all so new With a team as young as they are I had a hunch that if we were going to reach our very best it was going to take some adversity in this tournament” he said “We have made significant strides in our game and we are playing really hard” Speraw told a news conference “Our best is ahead of us” Italy coach Gianlorenzo Blengini acknowledged that the United States had grown in the tournament after a bad start and would be a stronger adversary on Friday “They are a great team that has overcome their complicated beginning with much serenity” Blengini told reporters Iran lost four set points in an exciting first set and went down to Italy 31-29 25-19 25-17 Current Olympic champions Russia eliminated Canada 3-0 and go on to face Brazil who overpowered Argentina 25-22 17-25 25-19 25-23 Brazilian fans booed at every Argentine serve and erupted in cheers when the home team scored Borrowing a chant from their bitter soccer rivalry with Argentina they sang “1000 goals only Pele scored 1000 goals Maradona is a cocaine snorter” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: January 20 2016 4:48 pm Vindu Dara Singh and wife Dina will enter “Power Couple” as a wild card entry Related News Actor Vindu Dara Singh and wife Dina will enter “Power Couple” as a wild card entry Co-hosted by actor-producer Arbaaz Khan and star wife Malaika Arora Khan the couple-based reality TV is about love laughter and positivity Vindu is excited about it “I have never done a show like this before It has so much of positivity Dina and I have been married for 10 years but the show got us even closer” “It is a family show and such a beautiful one People will certainly love their partners more after watching it” Vindu the former winner of popular TV reality show “Bigg Boss” told IANS The couple will join other celebrities like Aamir Ali-Sanjeeda Sheikh Salil Ankola-Ria Banerjee Shawar Ali-Marsela and Ashmit Patel-Mehak Chahal on the show which was launched last month Naved Jaffrey-Sayeeda will return to the show as wild card entry The episode will go on air on Saturday on Sony Entertainment Television “Power Couple” is an adaptation of Israel-based reality show by the same name The participating couples undergo tasks which test them mentally and physically For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUnited Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has raised the Kashmir issue with almost every world leader he has held talks with on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session but his efforts to internationalise the dispute with India appeared to have gained no traction Sharif raised the issue with the leaders of the US the UK Japan and Turkey and sought their intervention to resolve the matter He met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at United Nations on Tuesday Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif speaks during a high-level meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan New York Reuters "PM Sharif briefed Japanese PM about the grave turn that the situation in occupied Kashmir is taking Reminded him about UNSC resolutions" Pakistan’s envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi tweeted "PM Nawaz Sharif also apprised his Japanese counterpart of the human rights violations being committed by Indian occupation forces in Kashmir" Lodhi said in another tweet Erdogan and Sharif "agreed that OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)Comm on Human Rights should send a fact-finding mission" to Kashmir Lodhi said On Monday Sharif held bilateral talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry and UK Prime Minister Theresa May According to a readout of his meeting with Kerry by the Pakistan mission Sharif told him that more than 107 people have been "assassinated" in Kashmir thousands injured and "worst human rights violations are being committed at the state level" "I still remember President (Bill) Clinton’s promise that US will play its role to help out in resolving bilateral disputes and issues between Pakistan and India" Sharif said according to the release "I expect US Administration and Secretary Kerry to use his good offices to help in resolving bilateral issues between Pakistan and India" he added In his meeting with May Sharif urged her to play her role in convincing India to stop the use of force against the people in the region He said Pakistan’s support for Kashmiri people "in their legitimate struggle for self determination and its commitment to the Kashmir cause are non-negotiable" However? 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he was primarily an on-side player with only cover drive as his pet scoring shot. it said. 2016 3:15 pm ‘ABCD’ actress Lauren Gottlieb enrolled herself to an acting school and will learn acting from Hollywood legend Kevin Spacey.” Koehler said. however, North Dinajpur and Nadia districts too showed solidarity with the strike, The notification, in partnership with POGO and Cartoon Network channels,Sidenote: Boy’s singles champion at Wimbledon?Denis Shapovalov – a Canadian 1918 hrs IST: Murray’s backhand slice is into the net and Raonic holds Murray to serve for the set at 5-4 1915 hrs IST: Raonic serving tokeep the first set going at 3-5 1914 hrs IST: Murray with great serving to hold Lovely first serve to remove any pressure from deuce even as Raonic sent down bullets on the return 1907 hrs IST: Once again a chip and charge but this time Murray’s forehandforces an error from Raonic on the volley Murray breaks 4-3 up 1906 hrs IST:Raonic with a chip and charge down the middle and Murray’s backhand is long One saved one to go 1906 hrs IST: Two break points for Murray as Raonic sends his shot wide 1904 hrs IST: Raonic’s forehand is into the tramlines and Murray holds 3-3 1902 hrs IST: Henman Hill Murray Mound is alive The hill is alive with the sound of Murray#Wimbledon pictwittercom/vXUbvc5YUN — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) July 10 2016 1900 hrs IST: Raonic with great low volleys in the game to hold Stays on serve at 3-2 1858 hrs IST: Murray comes back with serve down the middle and then an easy put away to a short response Clenches his fist 2-2 1857 hrs IST: Murray takes a 40-0 lead but then Raonic with huge returns to claw it back to 40-30 1853 hrs IST: Huge serve and put away by a simple volley by Raonic to hold 2-1 1851 hrs IST: Brave second serve by Raonic and follows it up with a forehand down the line that Murray can’t help but send long Deuce 1850 hrs IST: Greatreturn by Murray on a 139mph serve to bring up first break point of the match Chance for Murray to take an early lead 1849 hrs IST: Murray holds as well 1-1 1847 hrs IST: Raonic and his big serving put him up on the board 1-0 1844 hrs IST: Raonic to serve first 1834 hrs IST: We’re running a poll on who will win the title Will it be the third Slam for Murray or first for Raonic #Wimbledon Who will the men’s singles title LIVE: http://s.tco/Zi8MwEeU9g — Express Sports (@IExpressSports) 10 July 2016 1830 hrs IST: Players are out on court Warming up # Someknow how about Raonic Wimbledon: @milosraonic was born in Montenegro but moved to Canada in 1994 aged 3 Started playing tennis at the age of 8 #Wimbledon2016 — Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) July 10 2016 First career title on grass at Wimbledon in Open Era: Stich (91) Agassi (92) Djokovic (2011) @milosraonic bidding to become only the 4th — Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) July 10 2016 # Weather prediction of rain so we may havethe final under the roof Murray’s hometown of Dunblane is readying for the final Rain soaked tennis courts at Dunblane sports club where locals are gathering to watch Andy in #Wimbledon final pictwittercom/Zj9PQTqoAq — Heart Scotland News (@HeartScotNews) July 10 2016 # Also we remember and honour Arthur Ashe 1975 Wimbledon winner on his birthday # Scot Gordon Reid has won the first wheelchair men’s singles title at Wimbledon One Scot after another # Star cast for today in the Royal Boxfor the final:Prince William & Kate David Cameron Nicola Sturgeon Bradley Cooper Irina Shayk Benedict Cumberbatch Hugh Grant # Space crunch at Wimbledon even when Murray practiced earlier today Man in demand Space is at a premium as Andy Murray practises for the final time at The Championships 2016… pictwittercom/fo8ordNQJb — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) 10 July 2016 # 1 – FirstCanadian Grand Slam winner Milos Raonic has already made history during The Championships 2016… #Wimbledon pictwittercom/BEAuqPX2ub — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) 10 July 2016 # Murray will have to endure many of these in about half an hour’s time Raonic boasts the fastest serve of The Championships 2016 – he launched this 144mph rocket vs Federer http://s.tco/7VIM5INcDM — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) 10 July 2016 # Today they’ll be in opposite corners Actually McEnroe will be in the commentary box and Lendl in the player’s box Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe The rivalry continues…#BeLegacy #Wimbledon http://s.tco/o6AeNgwIBZ — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) 10 July 2016 BUILD UP: #Wimbledon 2016 men’s singles final: Man vs a nation Andy Murray and Milos Raonic play each other in another final after their previous meeting in Queen’s Club final this year Andy Murray has certainly had his major moments none better than becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years But there is a dark side to his deep runs in the tournaments that matter most No man in the nearly 50 years of open tennis has played so many Grand Slam singles finals while winning so few #Andy Murray ready to dodge Milos Raonic bullets in Wimbledon 2016 final showdown Andy Murray is eyeing a second Wimbledon title in four years (Source: Reuters) Since Andy Murray’s memory is as razor sharp as his service returns he will not have forgotten the parting shot he received from Milos Raonic when they last played? 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“She (Serena) is a great person and a great champion.So I mean what she did for the sport it’s just incredible" Although Kerber’s performances have helped her wrestle away the top spot in women’s tennis from Serena their rivalry is evidently fueled by mutual respect and appreciation rather than animosity Such camaraderie between two athletes at the top of their game is always refreshing to see and serves a great example of sportsmanship Washington: India has sent a letter of request (LoR) to the US seeking to purchase patrol drones for protection and vigilance of its maritime assets in the Indian Ocean sources said Representational image AP The letter of request (LoR) sent by New Delhi last week comes less than a fortnight after India was inducted into Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and recognised by the US as a "major defence partner" after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama earlier this month This is part of Modi Government’s effort to fast track its goal to secure the country’s maritime assets particularly in the Indian Ocean and detect any untoward intrusion like Mumbai terrorist attack The letter seeks purchase of state of the art multi mission maritime patrol Predator Guardian UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) from General Atomics they said It provides high altitude wide area and has long endurance maritime ISR capability which will help India to safeguard its maritime assets in the Indian Ocean both east and west coast Flying at an altitude of 50000 feet these drones have the capacity to fly non-stop for more than 24 hours and monitor the movement of objects as small as a football sources said India had previously shown interest in purchasing these drones from the US but the Obama administration was unable to process these request as India was not a member of MTCR After India got the MTCR membership earlier this month the US has started looking into the proposal and is believed to be moving ahead with the next phase of letter of acceptance "Earlier this month President Obama and Prime Minister Modi affirmed their support for US-India cooperation in promoting maritime security" they said The issue of drones was discussed by the Prime Minister with President Obama who gave a favourable response Referring to the India-US joint statement on 7 June at the White House the sources said the two leaders reiterated the importance they attach to ensure freedom of navigation and overflight and exploitation of resources as per international law including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and settlement of territorial disputes by peaceful means It is estimated that India could be looking at over 250 UAV’s over the next few years estimated at over USD 5 billion "Its Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) mode provides a quick and easy method for locating moving vehicles" Dr Lall an aerospace scientist said "The radar’s Maritime Wide Area Search (MWAS) mode provides the capability to complete a variety of maritime missions successfully including coastal surveillance long-range surveillance small target detection and search and rescue operations These are also equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) for identifying vessels at sea" he added Usain Bolt beat his controversial rival Justin Gatlin by just one-hundredth of a second on Sunday as he retained his world 100m title in a race billed as a battle for clean athletics The double Olympic gold medallist and world record-holder ran his season’s best of 979 seconds in a thrilling and heavily nuanced encounter against Gatlin who has served two doping bans Gatlin overstretched and faltered through the closing stages taking silver with 980sec — slower than his semi-final time of 977 set earlier at the Bird’s Nest stadium Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 100 metres final during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Getty Gatlin’s fellow American Trayvon Bromell and Canadian Andre de Grassse shared the bronze medal position after both timing 992sec "That still was not the best I still stumbled" Jamaica’s Bolt said in reference to clumsy footwork close to the blocks after a similar error nearly derailed him in the semi-finals "I came out here relaxed no stress and brought it home "My aim is to be the number one until I retire and therefore I am pushing myself and pushing myself "It’s all about running the race and getting it done You can call that race rusty I could have run faster" Tempered applause was heard at a packed Bird’s Nest stadium when Gatlin in a red one-piece suit was introduced to the crowd Bolt wearing lycra shorts and singlet in the green gold and black colours of Jamaica was placed in lane five Gatlin in lane seven of the nine-lane track The towering Jamaican who celebrated his 29th birthday on Friday was greeted with massive cheers at the stadium in which he took the world by storm at the 2008 Olympics with treble sprint gold before repeating the feat in London in 2012 – Sigh of relief – Chants of "Usain Bolt" rang around along with acclaim for China’s Su Bingtian Bolt raising his eyebrows at a classical piano rendition from a Chinese musician and checking out his beard as his face featured on the big screen In their first meeting over 100m since the last final in the Moscow worlds in 2013 when Gatlin also came second to Bolt the American suffered from a slower start than the Jamaican Gatlin a renowned fast starter who hasn’t lost over 100m or 200m since 2013 and has set personal bests for both distances — 974 and 1957sec — this season pegged equal with Bolt out of the blocks Sandwiched between Mike Rodgers in four and Tyson Gay in six Bolt head down for the first 40 metres moved into his "drive phase" unbuckling his long powerful legs but didn’t dare look across the field until a savage dip at the line saw him win a memorable race "I feel good" said Gatlin "On the last five metres I kind of stumbled a little bit But I think it was a great race and I feel honoured to be out here" With allegations of widespread doping dominating the build-up to the worlds the Jamaican’s showdown with the sport’s pantomime villain Gatlin was portrayed by some as a symbolic struggle of light versus dark Gatlin has served two doping bans and since his return to action in 2010 has won 2012 world 60m indoor gold London Olympic 100m bronze and Moscow world silver and is currently in the peak of his form at the age of 33 with what was an unbeaten streak of 28 races dating back to August 2013 Although Bolt is the first to decry the idea that he is the "saviour" of track and field global athletics chiefs will no doubt at least in private heave a huge sigh of relief at his win AFP By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 5 2017 4:19 am Top News A 31-year-old auto driver Ashok Kumar who was allegedly assaulted by three youths Thursday night succumbed to his injuries at PGI Saturday The three have now been booked for murder in the FIR which was registered at the Sector 39 police station Kumar had received severe head injuries and was in coma after the attack According to sources in the police the assailants have been identified and one of them has even been rounded up Kumar a resident of Sector 25 was newly married and is survived by his wife and parents Kumar was found in a pool of blood at the dividing road of Sector 37/25 on February 2 He was rushed to the Government Multispeciality Hospital (GMSH) Sector 16 and was later referred to PGI Watch:Assembly Elections 2017: 55% Voter Turnout Recorded In Punjab 67 % In Goa Till 3pm Police sources said that the three accused hired Kumar’s auto from Ashok from Kisan Bhawan roundabout Sector 35 to Batra Theater in Sector 37 and later the auto driver was found in pool of blood by some passerby who informed the police control room Police claimed that there is possibility that three passengers who hired the auto from Kisan Bhawan were known to the victim Sources said some of the auto drivers who were known to the victim informed the police that driving his three-wheeler in an inebriated condition that day The body has been handed over to the family members after post-mortem Police further added that the auto driver Kumar was attacked and murdered due to an old rivalry The assailants had stolen some valuables from his auto Ashok had caught them and had beaten them up few days back One of the assailants has been nabbed and he is being interrogated to ascertain the whereabouts of two other assailants For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 16 2017 4:09 pm Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri collapsed due to an irregular heartbeat during a friendly game in Austria on Saturday (Source: AP) Top News Ajax coach Marcel Keizer said that the players are still coming to terms with the news of Abdelhak Nouri who suffered permanent brain damage after the midfielder collapsed during training The deal finally returned to play after a week of trauma on Saturday Keizer called it a week of emotion and sadness He said “It has been a week of emotion and sadness and supporting his family” Keizer said Describing the incident the coach said “We were on the training field on Thursday when the team manager asked us to stop and go upstairs for a meeting That was already a sign and then we were told the bad news” #StayStrongAppie ? 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