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Politically, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published: July 11, Shahid Tantray/ Firstpost "The cross-border trade needs to be stopped as it is one of the sources of terrorism funding,he had delivered two consignments of methanol of 20 litre and 35 litres respectively to him recently, Bhachau Police Inspector Hayatkhan Baloch said on Friday Meanwhilea local court in Bhachau sent Babu Kolihis wife Rita and Kunvar Koli to 10-day police remand late Thursday evening The trio were arrested late Wednesday evening with police claiming they brew the spurious liquor and supplied it to Dinesh for distribution For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe latest episode in the acrimonious relationship between Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi is nothing but a "new chapter in old story" feels former Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj who holds both the players responsible for the current mess File photo of Anand Amritraj Getty Images Amritraj Bhupathi’s predecessor said the captain should have made it clear to Paes that he was not in the playing four and Paes should not have come to Bengaluru if he was not assured of a place in the playing squad Paes had accused Bhupathi of using his position to exclude him from the team while the captain said he had never actually promised him a place in the final four and had given him the option of not coming to Bengaluru as a reserve "It’s just a new chapter in old story It’s just tragic that it has cropped up again There is fault on both sides It was pretty badly handled by Mahesh Why did Mahesh not send a mail to Leander and tell him clearly that you are are not in the final four If he had decided to pick Rohan two months back why keep this guy (Leander) hanging" Amritraj told PTI in an interaction "Did he want to fool the Uzbeks by picking up four singles players Nobody is going to get fooled like this And Lee should not have come to Bangalore at all if he was not sure of playing "All this confusion could have been avoided All Mahesh needed to do was send an e-mail to Leander that he was not being considered in final four and mark a copy to AITA" Paes had left Bengaluru mid-way into the tie a move which Bhupathi said was final nail in the coffin The captain also did not like the fact that Paes spoke to media despite his gag order However Amritraj felt there Paes had no reason to stay back in Bengaluru doing nothing "What’s the point in hanging around The team was already 2-0 up after day one It was better if he left for the US and get acclimatised to the conditions for the next tournament There was no point leaving on Monday "He should not have put himself for humiliation He should not have come to Bangalore" felt Amritraj Vishal Uppal slams Mahesh Bhupathi Meanwhile former Davis Cupper Vishal Uppal criticised Bhupathi for making public his private chat with Paes "He should not have done that because he is captain of the team he has to be thebigger statesman It’s unfortunate this drama is playing out again The reality is we should actually be talking about good debuts by Balaji and Prajnesh" Uppal told PTI "This saga will continue and Indian tennis will be hurt Making a personal chat public does not make sense and that was the grouse players had with AITA The transition from being a player to a captain has to be understood Mahesh is a very important statesman in Indian tennis and it reflects so badly again" he said "The youngsters are again caught in quagmire of Leander- Mahesh saga" Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has said that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s elevation up the order is not only an advantage to the line-up but personally gives him confidence while batting The Bangladesh series saw the limited-overs skipper promote himself to the number-four position in the batting chart and Dhawan who was the leading run-scorer after accumulating 158 runs said he enjoyed batting with Dhoni even though India lost the series 1-2 File picture of MS Dhoni AFP "It gives me a lot of confidence to see him walk into the middle while I am at the crease We also enjoy each other’s company and so it’s fun batting with him The way he adapts to various situations makes my life easier" Dhawan told bccitv after the team’s consolation win in the final ODI last night "Today I couldn’t get the off-spinner (Nasir Hossain) away and he hit a four and a six in an over against him That kept me from taking any unwarranted risk He also rotates the strike excellently when required and doesn’t let any scoreboard pressure build on his partner Having him in the middle-order is very advantageous for us I feel it’s a very good move" he added After being outplayed in the first two games to lose their first bilateral series against Bangladesh India fought back to win the final ODI by 77 runs Young Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman was the star of the series with 13 wickets in his bag Dahwan though believes that the "unknown factor" and favourable pitch conditions made the bowler more effective "First of all there was the unknown factor since we had never seen or faced him before Secondly he knew the conditions very well His slower ball was very effective here because he was getting that turn from the wicket He bowls that slower one at the right length and so was the perfect bowler for this pitch" he said Dhawan who also scored a strokeful 173 in the lone Test against the hosts admits that the Men in Blue were hurt by the opening two losses "We were really hurt that we lost the series against Bangladesh The bottom line was that they played good cricket and we didn’t Those two losses hit everyone hard and we all looked back at them and tried to find why we lost It shook everyone knowing that we lost to them despite being a much better team "That really fired us up to put everything into this last match Also after playing two matches here we had a much better idea of the wicket today We got into that rhythm and made it count" said the left-hander PTI Editor’s Note: In athree-part series Firstpost analyses how the President of India is elected how various parties are stacked up in terms of seats or votes and whether a united Opposition can defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate In Part I of the series we read about the election process of the President and how the constitution gives equal weightto the Union of India as well as the states In Part II we will take a look at how many votes does each party block have to determine who has the upper hand The electoral college comprises of members from the Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha and the Legislative Assemblies Let’s take a look at how the different political parties are stacked up across the three categories I Members of Lok Sabha Lok Sabha has 543 members Out of this two seats are currently vacant —Anantnag and Gurdaspur The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has a majority in Lok Sabha with 336 members The Congress-led UPA has 49 members while the anti-BJP parties have 85 members There are 71 members who belong to the neutral category These parties are AIADMK Biju Janata Dal Telangana Rashtriya Samiti and Independents They belong to neither NDA nor theUPA and have not taken a hard position against NDA in the house Source: Politicalbabacom Here it’s important to note that: NDA = BJP + SHS + TDP + LJSP + SAD + RLSP + AD + AINRC + JKPDP + NPF + NPP + PMK + SDF + SWP UPA = Congress + IUML + RSP + KC(M) Anti-BJP = AITC + CPM + YSRCP + NCP + SP + BSP + AAP + RJD + AIUDF + INLD + JDS + JDU + JMM + AIMIM + CPI + JKNC Neutral = AIADMK + BJD + TRS + Independents Therefore in terms of electoral votes with per value of vote of an MP at 708 this is likely to be the scenario Camps Value of votes Total votes of Lok Sabha (in percentage) NDA 237888 6210 UPA 34692 910 Anti-BJP 60180 1570 Neutral 50268 1310 Total 383028 10000 Source: Politicalbabacom As you can see in the table above the NDA camp leads the pack with 238 lakh votes accounting for 62% of total Lok Sabha votes of all electors It’s nearly 25 times of UPA and anti-BJP votes combined together II Members of Rajya Sabha Rajya Sabha currently has 243 members out of which there are 12 nominated members who are not allowed to vote in the presidential election Out of the 231 electors NDA has 70 UPA 65 Anti-BJP 67 and Neutral 29 members NDA is in minority in the Upper House Even if we assume all Neutral electors to vote for NDA candidate it will still be lagging behind UPA + Anti-BJP electors by 32 seats in the Rajya Sabha There are 10 MPs who will retire this year in July or August Their term is likely to end just after the Presidential elections and will not have any impact on the process Source: Politicalbabacom In terms of electoral votes with per value of vote of an MP at 708 this is likely to be the scenario Camps Value of votes Total votes of Lok Sabha (in percentage) NDA 49560 6210 UPA 46020 910 Anti-BJP 47436 1570 Neutral 20532 1310 Total 163548 10000 Source: Politicalbabacom While NDA is the single largest group with 49k votes or 30 percent anti-BJP forces are in majority in Rajya Sabha This is negated by the fact that total value of votes of Lok Sabha is 235 times Rajya Sabha On a combined basis NDA leads the pack amongst electors of Parliament (both Upper as well as Lower House) with 53 percent of total votes Camps Value of votes Total votes of Lok Sabha (in percentage) NDA 287448 526 UPA 80712 148 Anti-BJP 107616 197 Neutral 70800 130 Total 546576 10000 Source: Politicalbabacom III Members of Legislative Assemblies As discussed in Part I the value of votes of an MLA is not fixed unlike the value of the vote of an MP All 31 states including union territories (Delhi and Puducherry) which have state assemblies put together have 4120 MLAs (four seats are currently vacant) The recent state Assembly wins particularly in Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand and Manipur have given a significant boost to the BJP/NDA tally The NDA today has the highest number of MLAs in the country at 1804 (44 percent) The UPA together with Anti-BJP parties hasa slightly higher representation at 1874 MLAs (455 percent) The neutral parties have 438 members Source: Politicalbabacom The formula for the value of a vote is based on the population of the state as discussed in Part I The value of thevote of an MLA is maximum in UP at 208 followed by Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand at 176 Maharashtra at 175 and Bihar at 173 The BJP is in power in three of these states The weighted average of thevalue of a vote of MLA is c134 AIADMK which is in power in Tamil Nadu is currently maintaining a neutral stance occupied in sorting out leadership issue In terms of electoral votes this is likely to be the scenario: Camps Value of votes Total votes of Lok Sabha (in percentage) NDA 239923 437 UPA 93137 170 Anti-BJP 152776 278 Neutral 63107 115 Total 548943 100 Source: wwwpoliticalbabacom The NDA leads the pack here as well with 24 lakh votes accounting for 44 percent of total MLA votes as per electoral college The UPA plus Anti-BJP parties have slightly higher votes at 245 lakhs This is in line with the representation in state assemblies Blocks Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha State Assemblies Grand Total Percentage of Grand Total NDA 237888 49560 239923 527371 4810% UPA 34692 46020 93137 173849 1590% Anti-BJP 60180 47436 152776 260392 2380% Neutral 50268 20532 63107 133907 1220% Total 383028 163548 548943 1095519 1095519 Consolidated Position of Electoral College NDA is ahead at the moment in Electoral College votes It enjoys c527 lakh votes UPA is way behind at 174 lakh votes Even if one combines Ant-BJP votes with UPA they still lag behind NDA by 93k votes Neutral Block which consists of TRS BJD AIADMK and Independents will play a crucial role To sum up NDA is clearly ahead in the race thanks mainly to its performance in the state Assembly elections post its emphatic win in 2014 The UPA and anti-BJP forces are lagging behind by a good 85 percent The neutral category electors (three regional parties and independents) hold the keys to which group gets its candidate elected In Part 3 of the special series on Presidential Election 2017 Firstpost will analyse the politics of the elections in the backdrop of opposition unity based on survival theme in the next and concluding series (This piece is based on the assumption that MPs and MLAs will vote for candidates backed by their parties and there is no cross voting The analysis is only of first preference votes) By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: May 29 2017 2:45 pm Tillotama Shome plays the role of a snooby education consultant in Hindi Medium Related News As the snobbish education consultant in Hindi Medium actress Tillotama Shome is treading new grounds in Hindi cinema She says when she was introduced to the character it was described as a “bit of a b*tch Honey Trehan had called me for the part of the consultant in Hindi Medium He told me ‘The character is a bit of a b*tch and you will be perfect for it… (A long silence from my end) I mean your face can be cryptic and one can’t tell what you are really feeling which would be good for this character’” Tillotama told IANS in an email interview “I of course laughed a lot But he also wanted me to do the part as the film was in the comedic/satire genre and the character is well-dressed rich urbane and he felt that would help break the stereotype of the actress who usually plays ‘intense’ ‘serious’ ‘poor’ ‘rural’ ‘activist’ ‘maid’ parts” added the actress known for movies like Monsoon Wedding Budhia Singh – Born to Run and Qissa She said “yes” to Hindi Medium without reading the script “Honey Trehans’s honesty and concern for my well-being really touched me Even though I had not read the script then I said yes to the film Besides my husband felt our marriage would last longer if I explored comedy the comedic in me and not just the intense and dark (I am laughing but it’s true)” she added As a film Hindi Medium takes a satirical look at the education system and how a couple runs from pillar to post to ensure their daughter gets into the best English medium school Directed by Saket Chaudhary the film features Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar It has collected Rs 3735 crore in India since its release on May 19 From the content point of view it looks like a game-changer for sure and it is doing well at the box office as well Tillotama says: “I am really hoping Hindi Medium is a game changer at the box office as well and thankfully it has been consistently picking up If it does not do well then I would be really surprised” In the film the actress is seen sharing screen space with Irrfan who played her onscreen father in “Qissa” And it was an experience yet again for her Also Read |‘As an actor you wish the drum roll to continue’ “In Hindi Medium my character has a sense of superiority that comes from privilege and social fluidity due to her ease with the English language which makes her interaction with Irrfan’s character very patronising and bossy Because Irrfan and I have worked together and more importantly because he is tremendously secure as an actor he let me improvise freely and responded to each improvisation with a complete sense of openness “This should be the norm but it’s not The fragile egos of big stars is often maintained by keeping those around them under check in the shadows But Irrfan is such a breath of fresh air and has none of those airs I could walk up to him and tell him that the way we did the scene was boring and if we could just try something else and he would be more than willing “I feel there are very few actors like him” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 4 2017 6:25 am Top News Police on Friday arrested the estranged wife Usha Devi of financier Karan Singh along with two others for hatching a conspiracy to eliminate her husband by giving a contract to a Delhi-based shooter Himanshu Karan Singh was shot thrice by three unknown assailants The two other accused were identified as Balram alias Lalla and Ravi both residents of Jagatpur village in Mohali Police have also recovered an auto in which the assailants were dropped at Burail and returned to ISBT-43 after shooting the financier on February 22 Watch What Else is Making News The auto is owned by the accused Balram while Ravi is the auto driver Police sources said both Balram and Ravi are members of Himanshu’s gang Himanshu had accepted Rs 50000 from Usha for eliminating her husband Police investigation has concluded that an extramarital affair of the victim Karan Singh was the reason behind the assassination attempt on him The victim Karan Singh has been staying with the wife of a suspended Chandigarh police constable and his first wife Usha had developed a grudge against him Sources said Usha came in the contact of Himanshu through one of her family members whose identity is yet to be disclosed Two weapons including a double barrel gun which was used in the crime were provided by Himanshu to the assailants Police sources said the accused Usha had also concocted stories of an attack on her and her two children by Karan to give the impression that the attacks were made by the wife of the suspended Chandigarh police constable Karan received two bullet injuries including one in the leg and another in the arm and one of the assailants hit the butt of a double barrel gun on the jaw of the victim A case was registered at the Sector 34 police station The victim Karan is still admitted in PGI and his condition is stated to be stable For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Washington | Published: May 29 2013 2:28 pm Related News Given the chancewomen are more likely than men to opt out of a request to give a charitable donationeconomistsincluding one of Indian-origin have claimed The issue of which gender is more generous has been hotly debated for years Nowa new field experiment conducted by scholars at the University of Chicago and University of CaliforniaBerkeley shows that when it’s easy to avoid making a donationsuch as not responding to a door-to-door solicitorwomen are less likely than men to give The study tested people’s motivations to givewhether they responded to social pressure or from an attitude of altruismsaid John Lista UChicago economist and expert of philanthropy In the studyresearchers visited neighbourhoods to raise money for a local children’s hospital and an out-of-state environmental organisation In one part of the studyvisits were unannounced In two other parts of the studypeople received fliers – either announcing the solicitation the following day or giving people an opportunity to opt-out of the request for funds “The simple flier lowers the share of people answering the doorrelative to the people who did not have warning of the visitbut it does not affect the share of people giving” said Listthe Homer J Livingston Professor in Economics “The opt-out option lowers both the share of people answering the door and the share of individuals giving” he said The drop in women’s giving largely drives this changeList explained About three per cent of women and men gave money when the visit was unannounced When allowed to opt-outmen’s giving dropped slightlywhile women’s giving fell to about half of the level of previous giving When the scholars looked over other data in the study to determine gender-specific altruism distributionsthey found that women were more likely at the margin of giving to a charitable causeand therefore more likely to opt-out if they had a chance “We need more study on this issuebut it could be that women are more sensitive to social cues than are menand that is why they are more likely to give in situations where they don’t have an easy way to avoid a donationsuch as when they are asked for a donation face-to-face” List said Other authors of the study included Stefano DellaVigna and Ulrike Malmendierboth professors of economics at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley; and Gautam Raoa graduate student in economics at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley The study was published in the journal American Economic ReviewPapers and Proceedings For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPanaji:Goa chiefminister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday that the state government might hand over a Rs 35000-crore illegal mining scam case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) File image of Manohar Parrikar Reuters However the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government would take a formal decision only after the state police now investigating the scam submit their report he said "The government has not taken a decision There are many issues which are very complex in the mining (scam case) So we are going to do it Let the police give the report" Parrikar told the media here when asked if his government was considering handing over the case to the CBI The scam which occurred during the tenure of former chiefminister Digambar Kamat was brought to light by a judicial commission led by Justice MB Shah in 2011 A subsequent Parrikar-led administration ordered a probe by a special investigation team (SIT) of the Goa Police in 2013 The Opposition has however been critical of the delay in the SIT probe report Top bureaucrats politicians and nearly all major mining companies in Goa were indicted 2013 5:23 am Related News With a couple of movie tickets found on an unidentified dead body as their only lead.

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