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He said the CBI had challenged the interim bail granted to Dr Talwar by Special Judicial Magistrate in Ghaziabad in 2008 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alison Saldanha | Mumbai | Published: March 11 2014 1:18 am Bhendi Bazaar redevelopment project Express archive Related News Redevlopment of properties in suburban Mumbai will receive a major fillip if a notice of motion expected to be taken up during Tuesday’s civic general body meeting is approved Dilip Patel BJP’s group leader in the BMC has proposed raising the cap on floor space index (FSI) which can be availed for such projects by paying a premium amount to the civic body FSI is a development tool that indicates the extent of construction permissible on a plot It is the ratio of built-up area to the total area of the plot The notice of motion if accepted would bring down the overall cost of redevelopment projects improving their viability Under development control regulation redevelopment projects in the suburbs can avail a maximum permissible FSI of 2 This basically means that a developer can construct up to twice the size of the plot Of this an FSI of 1 originates from the plot and can be availed free of cost Besides this the developer can avail another 033 FSI by paying a premium to the BMC which is based on ready reckoner rates The developer has to purchase the remaining 067 FSI from the floating FSI available in the open market in the form of transfer of development rights (TDR) which is generated from plots reserved for various public purposes and slum redevelopment projects Spiralling of TDR prices in recent times has adversely impacted redevelopment projects Patel’s notice of motion demands that the 033 FSI cap on premium FSI be raised to 067 FSI which would in turn bring down the TDR share to 033 “The move will positively affect the real estate market The TDR rates are controlled by a real estate cartel and keep fluctuating irregularly Besides the TDR rates are significantly higher than premium charged for FSI by the BMC The move to increase the premium FSI cap will ultimately benefit the end buyer” Patel said Earlier the Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) had urged Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to raise the premium FSI cap to rein in TDR prices Sources close to Chavan said that the government is actively considering the move [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: August 5 2016 9:55 pm Atanu Das is the lone male member in the Indian archery team (Source: PTI) Top News Atanu Das showed finecomposure and skill to bounce back from a poor start in hismaiden Olympics to finish fifth in the qualification round asarchery got underway at Brazil’s historic Samba street Lying a lowly 10th after first 36 arrows the 24-year-oldKolkata lad turned it around in style in the final set of 36arrows by shooting 23 perfect 10s including 10 closest to thecentre to finish fifth with 683 out of the possible 720 Das is the lone male member in the Indian archery teamand compete only in the individual section as the men’s teamhad failed to qualify from the World Championship Leading the qualification round was two-time Worldchampion Kim Woo-jin who shot 700 for a world record on theopening day of the XXXI Olympiad Das had troubled Woo-jin in the World Cup Stage 3 inAntalya earlier in June where he led the Korean heavyweight4-0 before losing 5-6 for the individual bronze medal But his impressive finish meant that Das who will beginhis elimination round against lowly 60th ranked JitbahadurMuktan of Nepal will avoid the top-seed Woo-jin unless hereaches the summit-clash Das will get an easy draw till the quarterfinals and hisprobable semi-final opponent may be the 4th ranked Dutch manSjef van den Berg who won the World Cup individual gold inShanghai Das’s promising finish also meant he was ahead of London2012 silver medalist Takaharu Furukuwa the Japanese finished7th and are in the bottom half of the draw On a sunny day without breeze creating a problem Dastaking mark for his first ever Olympics shot a promising 58that included four perfect 10s including two closest to thecentre (X) to match the Korean heavyweight who also had begunwith 58 with an identical four perfect 10s But the inexperienced Indian struggled to get anotherperfect 10 in the second set of six arrows that yielded just53 points with five 9s and one eight to slip from the finestart Das gradually improved and finished in style nine perfect10s out of the last 12 arrows For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 5 2016 12:00 am Kevin Durant is a four-times NBA scoring champion and seven-times All-Star (Source: AP file) Top News Former Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant is joining the Golden State Warriors giving the team perhaps the best consolation prize they could have hoped for after losing the NBA Finals in crushing fashion last month Durant’s decision which he announced on Monday in a piece posted on the Players’ Tribune website was the most highly anticipated move of the NBA’s offseason and capped what he called the most challenging few weeks of his professional life “The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction” Durant wrote in a 351-word announcement called ‘My Next Chapter’ “But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth “With this in mind I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors” The 27-year-old forward who was the biggest prize on the free agent market is a four-times NBA scoring champion and seven-times All-Star who spent the first nine years of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise Durant joins two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry on a Warriors team that won the NBA title in 2015 and finished runners-up in 2016 after a remarkable campaign in which they had a record 73 wins during the 82-game regular season The Warriors held a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers but unthinkably were unable to close out the series as they became the first team to squander such a lead missing out on a second consecutive championship Durant whose former Thunder team came one win short of reaching the 2016 NBA Finals met with the Thunder Warriors Los Angeles Clippers Boston Celtics San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat before making his decision Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Durant who won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2012 Olympics is reportedly expected to sign a two-year $543 million contract with the Warriors While playing for the Thunder Durant appeared in four Western Conference finals and one NBA Finals where his team lost in five games to Miami in 2012 He averaged 274 points 7 rebounds and 37 assists per game in his nine NBA seasons which included being named the league’s MVP for the 2013-14 season Durant who was taken second overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by a Seattle SuperSonics team that relocated to Oklahoma City a year later said the relationships he forged while playing with his former team are what made his decision so challenging “It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career” said Durant “I will miss Oklahoma City and the role I have had in building this remarkable team I will forever cherish the relationships within the organization – the friends and teammates that I went to war with on the court for nine years and all the fans and people of the community” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsManchester: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused his players of not showing an appropriate level of mental preparation during their 3-0 Europa League victory over Saint-Etienne Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hat-trick earned United a handsome win in Thursday’s last 32 first-leg match at Old Trafford but the scoreline did not tell the full story Jose Mourinho was angry at Manchester United’s first-half performance AP Saint-Etienne finished the first half strongly and substitute Nolan Roux spurned a glorious chance to level two minutes before Ibrahimovic netted United’s second goal in the 75th minute Mourinho said United’s first half had been "so bad" and when asked why he said it had been down to a "lack of concentration" "I had the feeling immediately in the dressing room: too noisy too funny too relaxed" he told reporters "Then my assistants had the feeling in the warm-up with some of the guys not really focused on getting the right adrenaline in their bodies "The game started and the first thing we did was a back-pass (by Eric Bailly) to the striker to be face-to-face with Sergio (Romero the United goalkeeper) "Lack of concentration When you don’t have it it’s difficult to recover it In the first half it was hard "Even myself on the touchline it was difficult the communication I needed half-time We were lucky to be winning 1-0 After that different story different result" Mourinho has made no secret of the fact he would rather be playing in the Champions League than its sister competition but he said that was no excuse for United’s lack of focus "I know the Champions League is the competition everyone wants to play everyone wants to win" he said "But we don’t play the Champions League we play the Europa League We had the group phase a little bit like this When we needed to win we did it "When the focus is there we answered Tonight in the first half it was too relaxed" Ibrahimovic 35 took his tally of goals against Saint-Etienne to 17 in 14 games but the 17th hat-trick of his career was also probably the most scruffy Galtier ‘angry’ He opened the scoring with a 15th-minute free-kick that was awarded for a seemingly non-existent foul on him by Jordan Veretout and his shot trickled past Stephane Ruffier via a deflection off Vincent Pajot His second goal was a tap-in created by substitute Marcus Rashford and his third with two minutes to play came from the spot after he crumpled following a challenge by Kevin Theophile-Catherine Ibrahimovic has scored more goals against Saint-Etienne than any other club and despite United’s healthy advantage he hopes to feature in Wednesday’s return leg "Every time I’ve played against Saint-Etienne with hard work there has been a couple of goals" said the former Paris Saint-Germain striker "I’ve scored a couple of goals tonight and hopefully I can do the same next week" Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier was unable to disguise his disappointment with Czech referee Pavel Kralovec "The scoreline is very harsh" he said "I’m disappointed by the appreciation of the game and the errors by the officials in particular the first free-kick and the penalty "So I’m angry and disappointed for my players They put so much into this game and they deserved to have more to play for in the second leg "It will be very very complicated to turn this tie around But we have to respect the competition and the people who will come to the stadium" Saint-Etienne captain Loic Perrin was allowed to play on despite appearing to be left dazed following a clash of heads with his United counterpart Chris Smalling early in the second half But Galtier said he was satisfied with how his medical staff had handled the issue "There was a big clash of heads But he didn’t lose consciousness" Galtier said "If he had the doctor would have taken precautions The doctor said we could keep him on" Washington DC:The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population “ethnic cleansing” and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called “horrendous atrocities” “The situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya” US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said in a statement using a term he avoided when visiting Myanmar also known as Burma last week “The United States will also pursue accountability through US law including possible targeted sanctions” against those responsible for the alleged abuses which have driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya into neighbouring Bangladesh he said The United States shifted its stance in part to raise pressure on Myanmar’s military and civilian leaders who have shared power for the past two years under an uneasy arrangement after decades of military rule to address the crisis Rights monitors accused Myanmar’s military of atrocities including killings mass rape and arson against the stateless Rohingya during so-called clearance operations after Rohingya militants’ 25 August attacks on 30 police posts and an army base Representational image Reuters More than 600000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine state in Buddhist-majority Myanmar mostly to neighbouring Bangladesh since the crackdown which followed the insurgent attacks “These abuses by some among the Burmese military security forces and local vigilantes have caused tremendous suffering and forced hundreds of thousands of men women and children to flee their homes” Tillerson said While repeating US condemnation of the insurgent attacks he added: “No provocation can justify the horrendous atrocities that have ensued” Myanmar’s 2-year-old government led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has faced heavy international criticism for its response to the crisis though it has no control over the generals with whom it shares power “It’s not a situation that is completely under her authority but certainly we are counting on her to show leadership and also to work through the civilian government with the military to address the crisis” a senior US official told reporters in a conference call The term “ethnic cleansing” is not defined in international or US law and does not inherently carry specific consequences a second senior US official said on the call Mladic convicted Murray Hiebert a Southeast Asia analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington said the State Department’s use of the term and threat of sanctions “will likely have limited to no impact on the ground” “It is likely to create more distrust between the United States and Myanmar’s military and government and push them closer to China Russia and its more authoritarian neighbors in Southeast Asia” he added The US move came the same day as a UN tribunal convicted former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns and imprisoned him for life The second US official said Washington was analyzing whether genocide or crimes against humanity had occurred in Myanmar which would violate international law but has made no determination on either and that this would take time to assess “In the end it’s a court that has to decide that as we’ve just seen with the verdict against Mladic” he said A top UN official in September described the military actions as a textbook case of “ethnic cleansing” but the United States until Wednesday had avoided the term Washington has sought to balance its wish to nurture the civilian government in Myanmar where it competes for influence with China with its desire to hold the military accountable for the abuses US officials also worry that the mistreatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority may fuel radicalism The first US official said Washington would work with Bangladesh and Myanmar to encourage the voluntary repatriation of Rohingya “We have focussed on the issue of voluntary returns” the official said “We don’t want people to be forced to return to a situation in which they feel uncomfortable” Congressional pressure for a tougher US response to the Rohingya crisis mounted before President Donald Trump’s first visit to Asia this month to attend a summit of Southeast Asian countries including Myanmar in Manila US government sources told Reuters in October that officials were preparing a recommendation for Tillerson that would define the military-led campaign against the Rohingya as ethnic cleansing which could spur new sanctions In early November US lawmakers proposed targeted sanctions and travel restrictions on Myanmar military officials Rights group Amnesty International called for a comprehensive arms embargo against Myanmar as well as targeted financial sanctions against senior Myanmar military officials Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 4 2012 2:12 am Related News The claims by the UT Administration and the Municipal Corporation about maintenance and upgradation of the infrastructure for providing better power and water supply seem to have gone down the drain With the erratic supply of power and water causing problems for the residentsthe funds for maintenance do not seem to be well spent Crores of rupees are spent every year for upgrading the infrastructure to ensure better water supply and power supply Howeverthe failure of the system is quite evident from the condition of these two basic facilities The scorching heatbreaking records of the previous yearsis adding to the woes Most parts of the city are facing unscheduled power cuts throughout the day The situation worsens at night when the residents have to spend sleepless nights due to power outages The students preparing for their exams say that without electricitystudying is not possible Officials of the electricity department claim that while there is some difference in the demand and supply problems occur due to overloading While new transformers were installed at two placeswork on two others is still on This is likely to be completed by next year The situation would improve with the installation The transformers can also not be made operational at the maximum load as this could lead to breakdowns Another claim by the officials is that the residents have not declared the load of the electricity being consumed Over the years the number of air-conditioners and other appliances in residences has witnessed a rise Howevernot many people have filled up the forms declaring the revised load Frequent breakdowns are experienced due to overloading The residents of the southern sectors bear the brunt more due to the population concentration being higher there than in the northern sectors When electricity supply is cut off to the southern sectorsit facilitates saving more electricity than when the same is done in northern sectors A similar situation prevails when it comes to water supply While money is spent in maintenance every yearstill 24 per cent transmission and distribution losses are experienced The reason being leaking pipelinesregular cleaning not being done and wastage of water in colonies What adds to the woes is the gap in the demand and supply While the city receives 87 million gallons daily (mgd) of waterthe demand is for 116 mgd For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 9 2012 4:04 am Related News The provisional merit list for BCom admissions in colleges across Chandigarh and Ludhiana were displayed on the Panjab University website on Saturday evening The list has been displayed after rectifying the mistakes pointed out by candidates through the objections received seeking clarifications The admission schedulealong with the venue for depositing feeand list of selected candidates will be displayed on the website on July 11 The cut-offs have been calculated on the basis of score-point system by considering five subjects from class XII The list for seat allocation was declared by the university on July 2which was followed by students directed to seek admission on July 5 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: January 22 2016 5:06 pm R Madhavan will host an episode of TV show “Savdhaan India” to dwell on parental pressure on children Related News Actor R Madhavan who is awaiting the release of his new film “Saala Khadoos” which features him as a rough and tough boxing coach will host an episode of TV show “Savdhaan India” to dwell on parental pressure on children Madhavan who’s a father himself has raised his voice against the academic pressure put by the parents on their children Talking about it the actor said in a statement: “I’m fortunate to be a part of ‘Savdhaan India’ as this show discloses eye-opening stories that are prevailing in our country and aims to (make) aware masses and fight against these crimes “With the increasing competition the pressure from the parents has also increased which is leading to the large number of suicides among the children It’s high time some awareness needs to be spread about this issue” Share This Article Related Article “Savdhaan India” airs on Life OK and showcases crime stories inspired by real life events The episode featuring Madhavan as the host will air on January 28 It will focus on a particular case revolving around a family in which the child is pressurised by his mother to score highest in his academic exams Drained from the pressure the child starts bunking his classes resorting to unfair means and eventually kills himself For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Dubai | Published: March 21 2016 2:51 pm Darshan Kumaar who is working in Sarbjit said: “I don’t think ‘Sarbjit’ will get banned in Pakistan because it gives a good message We are not trying to say who’s right who’s wrong We are trying to show the the reality that Sarabjit was misunderstood the way he was treated that we have showed in the film” Related News Actor Darshan Kumaar who plays a lawyer in the upcoming biopic of Indian convict Sarabjit Singh says he is certain the movie will get a release in Pakistan despite its sensitive subject Directed by Omung Kumar the movie is based on Sarabjit who died following an assault by fellow prisoners at a Pakistani jail It stars Randeep Hooda in the titular role and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur “I don’t think ‘Sarbjit’ will get banned in Pakistan because it gives a good message We are not trying to say who’s right who’s wrong We are trying to show the the reality that Sarabjit was misunderstood the way he was treated that we have showed in the film” Darshan told PTI Randeep Hooda gets rid of rugged look post ‘Sarbjit’ shoot About his role he said playing a Pakistani lawyer fighting for Sarbjit meant a lot to him as an actor “My character Awaiz Sheikh is a fighter He is staying in Pakistan and fighting for Sarabjit It is a big thing like a common man fighting the world It is an amazing role and I had a lot of fun doing it” Recently an important sequence was being shot with Darshan in Mumbai that required the use of placards which had anti-nation quotes written in Urdu mentioned on it Pics – Sultan-Raees Sarbjit-TE3N Rustom-Dangal: Maha box office clashes of 2016 The locals from Bhindi Bazaar created a rift after seeing those placards as they thought it to be the real protest against the nation They even complained to the cops about it and the shooting was stalled Commenting on the issue Darshan said “Actually they misunderstood the situation They thought we were chanting anti-India slogans We told them we are shooting a film and that is a part of a scene They didn’t understand and hence called the police We had to compromise” ‘Sarbjit’ will arrive in theatres on May 20 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News After a prolonged legal battle, If you succeeded, but if you love what you do.

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