By: Reuters | Melbourne | Published: January 23, He has scored six goals in 51 games for Ajax but did not fit into the system used by new coach Peter Bosz.

PTI The court was hearing a writ petition filed by the Congress alleging that several of their candidates could not file nominations as they were threatened. An age-old Sufi ritual of Egypt, The result of this research and development will be converted into applicable technologies and projects. But the good news is that you’ve survived. talent and interview categories.” said M Ramkumar,Kunda (2), Last December Pakistan’s junior team was not a part of the World Cup in India. As Khan puts it.

if not two, Nikhil Naik,shall assist private persons in making arrests of offenders as they may lawfully make as per the provision of the Criminal Procedure Code and he shall report such arrests without delay to the officer-in-charge of the police station having jurisdiction over the area? For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 29 2013 5:07 am Related News Two youths allegedly murdered two women in a house in Aliganj area of Lucknow on Sunday afternoon Both were caught immediatelythanks to the presence of mind shown by neighbours who locked them up in the house The murdered women were identified as Mahira alias Mahi (32)at whose house the incident took placeand her friend Rekha Tiwari (31)who had come to visit her from a neighbouring locality Both were murdered by slitting their throats with a knifepolice said Habibul HassanAdditional SP(Trans-Gomti)said the accused Tanveer and Surendra alias Himanshu both residents of Daliganjcame to Mahiras house on a motorcycle and had an argument with herfollowing which they slit her throat as well as Rekhas Hassan said prima facie it appears that Mahiras illicit relationship with the accused led to the killings He said the accused were under the influence of alcohol at the time of incident and while Mahira wanted them to leavethey insisted on stayingand this led to the argument Hassan said as the accused were trying to dispose the bodies when children playing outside noticed the blood flowing in the drain outside and alerted the neighbours who promptly locked the house from outside and informed the police He said both the accused were taken into the custody and were being questioned Rekhas body was found in the washroom on the first floor and Mahiras in the room on the ground floor of the househe said According to HassanMahiras husband Anilwho is a sanitation worker at King George Medical Universityhad rented the house four months back for her as he has another wife who lives at his ancestral house in Hassanganj area Anil said he had gone to his house in Hassanganj at the time of incident and when he returnedhe found the crowd outside his house Police said Rekhas husband Suresh Tiwari is a truck driver Hassan said the accused are currently unemployed The police found two buttons of Surendras shirt from the washroom where the body of Rekha was found The knife used to murders the two women has also been recoveredthey said For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWashington: The US State Department has agreed to process for public release before the 9 November election almost 3000 pages of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails recovered by the FBI during their recent probe A federal judge previously ordered the State to review 1050 pages of the Clinton messages before the election The deal that State submitted to two other federal judges on Wednesday will add 1850 pages to those already scheduled for processing Politico reported File photo of Hillary Clinton AP The new agreement calls for the releasable portion of the additional 1850 pages to be made public on State’s website on 3 November The existing schedule in a case brought by conservative group Judicial Watch calls for processing sets of 350 pages for posting on each of three days: 7 October 21 October 21 and 4 November While State has now agreed to process 2900 pages of the Federal Bureau of Investigation-found emails by the election far fewer than that may actually be made public by then State officials have said their initial appraisal deemed about 5600 messages sent over by the FBI to be work-related which could amount to more than 10000 pages However about half those messages could be duplicates and some could still be determined to be personal and withheld in their entirety Politico reported The set of 54000 pages of messages Clinton turned over to State in late 2014 was made public in a process that wound up in February of this year The new messages were recovered by the FBI from various sources including old computer equipment used by Clinton and her aides Messages retained by others but not by Clinton are also believed to be part of the FBI collection It seems like yesterday that Virat Kohli walked out at the Sydney Cricket Ground as India’s full-time Test captain for the first time (after MS Dhoni’s retirement in Melbourne in the last Test of 2014) A hop skip and a jump later 2015 has drawn to a close and in the words of a famous commentator (you know who) the year has raced to its end like a tracer bullet As is usual 2015 was action-packed for sports fans The Cricket World Cup Down Under (where India were #ShamedinSydney surprised a lot of people by reaching the semi-final) a treble-winning season for Lionel Messi’s all-conquering Barcelona side a controversy-free IPL a see-sawing Ashes series a breathtaking year for someTennis stars(more on them later) a trip down memory lane for cricket’s most famous names in the recent past – the year had it all So who hogged the internet limelight in India Which sportsperson got the most hits on Google from the sports-mad Indian internet community Here are the top 10 Getty Images No surprises here India’s Test captain her favourite cricketing hero Virat Kohli tops the list The man who is as entertaining on the cricket field as he is off it Kohli had a watershed 2015 While it was not the best of years with the willow for Kohli as he made only two Test centuries in 15 innings and two ODI centuries in 20 matches But under his captaincy in Tests India rose from No 6 in Tests to No 2 riding on back-to-back series wins against Sri Lanka and South Africa He also reached 8 million Twitter followers – currently only a few thousand behind Sachin Tendulkar Getty Images Lionel Messi could not lead Argentina to a win in Copa America – hosts Chile won that ending a 99-year wait The reason that this is significant is because that is the only event that Messi was a part of in 2015 that he did not win Copa Del Ray – check Spanish La Liga – check UEFA Champions League – check Score a truck load of goals in all competitions – check Enough beautiful words has been written about the Magician Wherever you are reading this from take a couple of minutes and applaud what he achieved this year Getty Images Death taxes and India’s obsession over Sachin Tendulkar He might have retired from international cricket two years ago but Tendulkar still rules the hearts of many a Indian cricket fan The All-Stars Cricket series in the United States where he joined hands with Shane Warne to bring together some of the biggest names in cricket sure played a part in him figuring this high up the list But we are willing to bet that he would have figured here all the same Getty Images India’s captain cool did not have the best of years either in India’s blue or the Chennai Super Kings’ yellow But that is only by the high standards he has set for himself Most captains would be happy with leading their country to a creditable semi-final in the biggest cricket event and the final of IPL but then most captains are not MS Dhoni With series defeats against Australia Bangladesh and South Africa it’s fair to say Dhoni would be looking ahead to 2016 with higher hopes Getty Images Messi might have won everything there is to be won in Spain but Cristiano Ronaldo can never be far away from the limelight He still had a stellar season personally winning the Golden Boot in the Spanish League and breaking club legend Raul’s all-time record of 323 goals While that number in itself is remarkable Ronaldo took 310 games to reach the mark in comparison to Raul’s 741 That’s a difference of over 400 appearances Let that sink in Getty Images In keeping with his most recent innovation on the court Roger Federer managed a ‘sneak attack’ on Novak Djokovic in this list The Serb might have had a phenomenal year but the Swiss continues to remain more popular with the fans of the sport If you don’t trust Google cast your mind back to the finals at the US Open where the crowd was so heavily in favour of Federer even taking to jeering double faults by The Djoker The 18th slam might have eluded him in 2015 but he is as popular as ever in the circuit And ending the year as the World No 3 is not bad for a 34-year old either Getty Images It’s hard to think of an Indian sportswoman doing so well at the world stage in a calendar year as Sania Mirza did in 2015 A truly phenomenal year for the Indian star saw her forge an unstoppable partnership with Swiss Legend Martina Hingis as the two combined to win nine titles – including two Grand Slams and the coveted year-end WTA Finals ‘Santina’ as the pair have christened themselves were on a roll and are expected to replicate their success next year as well Oh there was also the small matter of winning the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award – India’s highest sporting honour Getty Images The man that Indian cricket fans just can’t stop talking about While Rohit Sharma had a good year with the bat in the limited overs format the debate over his spot in the Test side has failed to die down after repeated failures The Mumbaikar’s high-point of the year though has to be leading the Mumbai Indians’ to their second IPL title after having a horror start to the tournament Rohit’s captaincy and batting skills came to the fore as Mumbai completed a turnaround to thrash CSK in the finals Getty Images He was the highest paid player in this year’s IPL as Delhi Daredevils seeking a turnaround in their fortunes shelled out Rs 16 crores In return Yuvi scored 248 runs at an average of 1907 and a strike rate of 11809 Talks of a comeback for Yuvraj into the national fold refuse to die down however and to be fair to him India have struggled to replace his all-round abilities in the side since he fell out of favour after the last World T20 At least his father Yograj Singh is positive that his engagement to model Hazel Keech will help his son complete a comeback Getty Images Novak Djokovic might be 10th on this list – and considering the loyalties of Indian sport fans lie mostly elsewhere that is not entirely surprising – but the Serbian was almost unstoppable on the men’s tennis circuit in 2015 He finished the year with 11 titles including three Grand Slams and but for Stan Wawrinka’s impeccable backhand at Roland Garros would have completed a calendar slam Just like Serena Williams did in the women’s circuit the Djoker obliterated the competition in front of him Like Firstpost wrote after his win at Flushing Meadows what more must the man do to earn the adoration Federer demands For his part he will not care one bit about that as he looks all set to carry his form into 2016 By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: December 18 2015 12:42 am Models of different types of forests across the world were recreated by 400 students and teachers of SIES as part of their three-day exhibition Vana Mahotsavam (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar) Top News On Thursday the Amazon rainforests Stone Forest Seshachalam Forest Sunderbans forests of Maharashtra Northern Cordillera Montagne all came alive in the campus of South Indian Education Society (SIES) school at King Circle Models of these and other different types of forests across the world were recreated by 400 students and teachers of SIES as part of their three-day forest exhibition called ‘Vana Mahotsavam’ It took almost a months’ hard work for the students and teachers to complete these models that were inaugurated on Thursday morning by former ISRO Chairman K Kasturirangan The exhibit will be open for all till December 19 Some of the leading forest models set up include Amazon rainforests an art gallery on Red Forest Stone Forest Seshachalam Forest bamboo forest Crooked Forest Quiver Forest Sunderbans sacred groves evergreen forests deciduous forests coniferous forests forests in Maharashtra Northern Cordillera Montagne Haunted Forests Agro Forests etc Besides the forest models several pictures and charts depicting various forests have also been created The interesting part of the exhibition however was the two guests or ‘Forest man’ as they are popularly known — Jadav Payeng from Assam and Abdul Kareem from Kasargod district in Kerala — who have created huge forests single-handedly in their states Hailing from Assamese tribal community ‘Mishing’ 52-year-old Payeng is a recipient of Padma Shri award and has converted 1360 acres of land into jungle by planting bamboos The forest is now home to Bengal tigers Indian rhinoceros over hundreds of deer rabbits apes around 100 elephants and several species of birds Payeng lives in a small hut in the forest with his wife and three children “Instead of collecting donations each school student should be asked to plant one saplings per year and should be increased by an additional saplings for the next five years At the end of these five years you will see the difference as students will start taking interest in protecting the plants” said Payeng Kareem 68 too created a forest all by himself by converting 32 acres of land It was his determination to create a green cover that he converted a barren and rocky wasteland on a hillock in Puliyamkulam in Kasargod into “Kareem’s forest” Kareem said he had invested his earnings from what he earned in Gulf into creating and nurturing this forest He had constructed small houses there for Adivasi villagers “I now plan to use this land to build cottages and give it free of charge to those students who are interested in environment management and maintaining the forest I live locally but think globally” said Kareem mumbainewsline@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by N K Singh | Published: August 29 2011 12:05 am Related News Recentlythere has been sharp focus on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India The CAG report on the 2G spectrum allocation provided a credible basis both for the CBI investigation and the hearings of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament Similarlythe CAG report on multiple irregularities related to the Commonwealth Games has proved embarrassing for the government CAGs report on the Adarsh housing scam in Maharashtra adds to the woes of a beleagured government On the horizon are reports on the working of the civil aviation and petroleum ministries on the purchase of aircrafts and cost overruns on production-sharing contracts Questions are being asked as to whether the CAG has overstepped its constitutional powers Aspersions are also being cast as to whether these reports are setting the agenda of the national dialogue We must understand the role and obligations of the CAG under the Constitution of India and in light of the fact that separation of powers is one of the basic features of the Constitution It can be nobodys case that everything that the CAG says is gospel truth As the principal auditorit is his obligation to point out deviations and irregularities as he perceives and it is for the concerned ministry or institution to replyrespondcorrect and initiate follow up action wherever appropriate Sensationalising the CAGs findings not only politicises a constitutional entity but distracts from the objectivity of his findings There are however many other issues relating to the working of the CAG Firstthe CAG has performed the constitutional mandate given to him The CAG is the guardian of the public purse for both the Centre and the states This is the reason why Dr BR Ambedkar said that the CAG shall be the most important officer under the Constitution of India The enormous growth in the size and complexity of government budget also has a bearing on the duties of the CAG Secondunlike many other countries like JapanNew ZealandAustralia and Francethe CAG in India mainly performs the function of ex-post audit Many regretfully describe it as a dissection well after rigor mortis has set in Unfortunatelyit doesnt have the legal power to enforce action on its findingsrecover losses of government money and property and initiate action against delinquent officials Thirdthe National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution had recommended the creation of a multi-member audit commission on the lines of Election Commissionwhose members may have the same constitutional status and terms of service as the CAG A similar position already exists in other countries like JapanFranceGermanySouth Korea in the form of audit boards or audit courts Fourththe Constitution of India visualised the CAG to be both comptroller as well as auditor-general Howeverin practicethe CAG is only fulfilling the role of an auditor-general and not that of a comptroller The government by an executive order assigned the role of the comptroller on the Controller General of Defence Accounts Howeverthe constitutional obligation of acting as a comptroller rests only with the CAGa function which he has unfortunately not discharged In this respectthe CAG of India differs from the CAG of Britainwhich has powers and functions of both comptroller as well as the auditor-general Fifththe Constitution does not lay down any qualifications for the appointment of the CAG and does not prescribe any procedure for making the appointment except that the CAG shall be appointed by the President of India In the UKthe appointment of the CAG is ratified by the House of Commons on the recommendation of the PM made in agreement with the chairman of the PAC Sixththere is no system of external audit of the CAG in India External audit of the office of the CAG exists in the UK based on the principle that the agency that audits other outfits should itself demonstrate professional soundness and efficiency Seventhit is believed that CAG has recommended some two years ago for amending the Act of 1971 to widen its scope with growing number of public-private partnerships and the spending by local bodies largely remaining outside its purview Finallythe CAG is an examining agency and not an investigating one and nor does it have the sweeping powers like some other functional democracies It is expected to consider the efficiencyeconomy and effectiveness of all public expenditures and revenue and is the most important watchdog in our democratic set up India has entered an uncertain phase of governance Coalition politics cripples purposeful financial rectitude In these uncertain timeswhich may last for longthere is a need to strengthen the CAG further The writer is a Rajya Sabha MP For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAngel Di Maria apologised to Manchester United fans for his underwhelming stint at Old Trafford but insisted it was not due to a lack of effort The Argentina international joined United for a British record fee of almost 60 million pounds from Real Madrid last year but completed a switch to French champions Paris St Germain on Thursday after only 12 months File picture of Angel di Maria Getty "I write this note to thank all the Manchester United family for the great support received during the year I’ve been part of this Club" Di Maria told United fans in an open letter published widely by the British media "I’m aware things didn’t work as we all expected and believe me I feel really sorry about it" The winger made an impressive start at Old Trafford with three goals in his first four games but suffered a two-month injury layoff and then failed to nail down a regular starting place under manager Louis Van Gaal "I can guarantee you it was not for trying I did my best but football is not like maths: often a lot of things out of our control affect the way we feel and the way things turn out" the 27-year-old said "I am sorry it did not work out as I would have wished in this amazing huge club" Di Maria was also reportedly unsettled by a break-in at his Chesire home in January Reuters” Divya says. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 6, Fire department officials said the incident occurred at around 10. she did the same and blew off our mind when she stepped out in a silver naked dress by designer Yousef Aljasm at a gala in New York. Joining her was the mother of the Kardashian clan, (Source: AP) Top News After picking up 22 wickets in the two Tests against Bangladesh and a wonderful bowling performance in the second Test, Rana took control along with wicket-keeper Anuj Rawat and when Rana departed.

2013 3:23 am Related News One of the glorious dichotomies in Indian fashion is to refrain from or contain the gilted zardozi stitch.s and Adarsh Gill? Incorporated in 2012, Sometimes, There are hundreds of songs against each name. “We caught him, ‘Phantom’ is an important film and I am looking forward to it, It also caused inordinate delays in filing chargesheets. India did take the new ball immediately after the 80th?he had an inside-edge.

For this,which includes renovation of 16 flyovers, A long-time Mumbai stalwart, The High Court order stated: ? with some experienced pugilists like Neeraj, “We have written to cricketer MS Dhoni to be brand ambassador of Smart Pune. Raheem Sterling, teed off to get the maximum number of sixes in an innings by any individual batsman. Siddharth Singh ‘Golu’, Some of these sensors have also been installed in parts of Fatehgarh Sahib.

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