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Related News Bollywood actor and director Farhan Akhtar and celebrity hairstylist Adhuna Babani’s 16 years of marriage has legally ended with a court order on Monday The two had filed for a divorce in October last year at the Bandra family court and after divorce counseling in November they had to wait for a period of six months to figure if they wanted to still go for the divorce or withdraw their plea Afer hearing arguments from Farhan and Adhuna the court has officially granted them a divorce However the custody of their two children Shakya and Akira will remain with Adhuna and Farhan will have full access to their kids at all times Also read|Owe no explanation to the world: Shabana Azmi on Farhan-Adhuna split Yesterday at the court the judge called out their case twice in the morning but the two appeared only in the second half of the day along with their lawyers They directly addressed the principal marriage counselor VS Athavale and then they went to the judge M M Thakare where they were granted divorce The duo had announced their separation last year and were married in 2000 after dating for two years However their divorce plea was also ‘mutual’ and both of them were on friendly basis even after they announced the split The two are expected to keep their equation positive and contribute in the upbringing of their children They had also come together to celebrate their daughter Akira’s birthday in February this year The reason behind their divorce is not confirmed yet For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBhopal: The Congress’ latest exposé of the professional examination board scam is expected to keep the temperature high in the Madhya Pradesh assembly session beginning on Wednesday The latest upheaval is interpreted differently by different players in state politics There are indications of impasse in the assembly from the outset The Congress is expected to boycott Governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s address as his son Shailesh is among the latest to be named by the Special Task Force inquiring into the scandal A notice has been issued to him Congress legislator Jitu Patwari says under the circumstances the Governor should have put in his papers instead of addressing the House There is speculation over possible resignation of the Governor after the addressMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan AFP The Congress’ political stock is at its lowest in the state with the civic elections largely going in the ruling BJP’s favour The urban voter’s mood was reflected in the sweep of all the 14 state municipal corporations in the state But should that weaken the case the Congress has built so meticulously against the chief minister an Union minister the BJP and its parent organisation the RSS Instead of making an emotional build-up over the issue the ruling party should come up with pointed rebuttal or prosecute the accusers Even Union Minister Uma Bharti has preferred to buy time instead of responding fast over her involvement in the scam The Congress has tried to capitalise on the rift between him and chief minister by pointing to the possible conspiracy to blame her even for the cases involving Chouhan Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has referred to the trust people have shown in him and his party through the past three elections This according to him should disprove the charges The state BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chouhan says the party stands united behind the Chouhan and would take the fight to the streets The idea apparently is shout down the Congress The Congress is constantly raising doubts about the STF investigations since the confidential reports of the investigation officers are written by the government Though Chouhan has frequently said he is not afraid of investigations he has stubbornly resisted the demand for CBI inquiry Even Uma Bharti has been demanding that In the latest instance Chouhan’s reaction is quite similar to that of Lalu Prasad fter his arrest in the fodder scam He had said the communal forces and feudal lords can’t stand a poor man like him becoming the chief minister Chouhan said the princes and Maharajas in the Congress can’t stand a poor man like him becoming the chief minister The Congress campaign against him is a pointer to that The Congress alleges that "investigating agency has been undermining the majesty of justice and hoodwinking the High Court and the Special investigation Team (SIT)" by submitting flawed charge-sheets to shield the chief minister and other ministers by tampering with the evidence The accusers have said that the higher education minister Laxmikant Sharma has been in jail for over a year because the mention of "minister" in the excel sheet is inferred to be him However the same logic has not been applied though the sheets also mention "chief minister" and "Uma Bhartiji" Digvijaya Singh claimed that in contrast to rules only the hard disk of the computer was seized and not the entire computer system itself and that the ‘Hash Value’ which is the sum total of data – actual and deleted was not taken at the time of the seizure with the hard disk connected to the computer Chouhan has admitted that nearly 1000 persons got job fraudulently through the scam but refuses to bring on record their names or action taken against them He has also frequently talked about "zero tolerance" on corruption The Opposition and some members of the ruling party have often questioned the logic behind the STF-conducted inquiry even while several police officers are accused in the scam and many policemen having been recruited via PEB Scepticism grows as STF keeps making selective leaks through the media and refuses to go into the cases before 2012 claiming non-availability of earlier records That the Congress could not even bring about a change in the voters’ perception about the ruling party is a measure of its failure The latest thrust in the Congress party’s strategy is said to be at the instance of Rahul Gandhi who wanted a concerted effort to corner the government The Congress’ has decided to draw a leaf from the Aam Aadmi Party to focus on corruption and spread its influence over the electorate However there is always a question mark on the faction leaders pulling together in Madhya Pradesh The curiosity is over how long can the Congress sustain the campaign in the assembly MSSRF,so excited to share this with you all.” says Ahmed. 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“I visited one such school early this year and was overwhelmed when I walked into it. I wanted to be there and wanted to study and play games with them. The High Court noted that Lieutenant Governor of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) is bound to act upon the aid and advice of the council of ministers who are directly elected by the citizens of Delhi and the Centre’s "executive fiat" siding with him is "suspect".diversity and cultural differences can only be a given. An astrophysicist,” Nobel Laureate George Smoot said as he delivered a keynote address seeking an answer to the question — How can scientific creativity deliver the greatest benefit for humankind?Sudhakar,said the fact that Kushwaha was an insider in the Mayawati regime might help in making a stronger court case against the chief minister.200 workers of different industrial units also held a protest at Baddi.Una and Dharamsala.

The report quoting a ruling PML-N leader said Sharif was tight-lipped on his meeting with Jindal. Or could it be that I have got it all wrong and that it was after Vladimir Putin started putting punk bands in prison that a new breeze of inspiration blew through the fetid corridors of Shastri Bhawan,family from Mumbai thought of a different way to celebrate a birthday in their family. Photo: Ganesh Nayak Over 263 volunteers toiled for over five hours to feed the canines.out to “concentrate on the longer formats of the game”. Carlos Brathwaite.(Bravo’s replacement to benamed) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLucknow | Published: February 20 2015 12:31 am Zafar Sareshwala with Narendra Modi Related News By: Faisal Fareed Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Zafar Sareshwala who is considered close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after meeting Islamic seminary Nadwatul Uloom rector Maulana Rabey Hasan Nadwi in Lucknow on Thursday claimed that several Muslim bodies including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) have lost their relevance and with the exception of Rabey Hasan all are fools “In AIMPLB except its president Maulana Rabey Hasan Nadwi rest all are fools I feel that Muslim bodies like AIMPLB have no vision They have failed to prioritise their issues” Sareshwala told The Indian Express on Thursday He added: “There are other bodies like the Muslim Majlis Mushawarrat which became defunct in 1964 but still its dead body is being carried on by some Muslim leaders It is stinking now Another is Milli Council These are all redundant” Share This Article Related Article Sareshwala also lashed out at Muslim leaders stating that most of them clamour for posts in various Muslim bodies at the cost of the community’s development “When I was meeting Modi only Rabey Hasan supported me I personally presented Rabey Hasan’s books to Modi who after reading them wrote a letter to Hasan Rest all called me a sycophant who has sold his conscience” he said at the residence of Maulana Salman Nadwi who is also a faculty member of Nadwatul Uloom When contacted over Sareshwala’s statement AIMPLB executive committee member Zafaryab Jilani said “It is an irresponsible and unfortunate statement by a person who is holding such an important post” Sareshwala who was in the state capital for a one-day trip said “I have hopes from Muslim youths I am spreading this message during my various trips—-don’t become rubber stamp in any political party These secular parties including Congress have done more harm to the community” He also claimed that it is a misconception that Modi is against Muslims “Muslims have made more progress during his 12 years rule in Gujarat than past several decades Except the 2002 riots there is no other issue Modi believes in giving opportunities to Muslims and stopping discrimination” he stated and claimed that he conveyed the same message to Rabey Hasan Sareshwala claimed that Modi is all set to increase the funding to Ministry of Minority Affairs in the coming budget “Already the plan has been increased by 12 per cent and will be increased further Muslims will get the message in this budget It is due to this that Assam’s MP Badruddin Ajmal is supporting Modi’s government” he said “What we have seen is that the government just appoints its cronies who are Muslim leaders in various bodies like Waqf Board Haj Committee I would prefer a qualified non-Muslim to head the Waqf than a non-performing Muslim candidate” “I have seen just one Muslim MP Asaduddin Owaisi who raises Muslim issues in Parliament Rest all remained dumb in previous Lok Sabha” he added Further Sareshwala stated that the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) will soon get its own campus here while talks are on over signing a deal with Islamic University in Malaysia Already an MoU has been signed between three industrial houses for providing jobs and training to MANUU students For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLos Angeles | Published: February 20 2015 10:34 am A new ‘Alien’ movie is on the way and will be helmed by ‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp Ridley Scott is on board as the producer of the film reported Variety Related News A new ‘Alien’ movie is on the way and will be helmed by ‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp Ridley Scott is on board as the producer of the film reported Variety “So I think this is officially my next film” Blomkamp wrote on Instagram Blomkamp revealed last month that he has been working on his own take on the sci-fi series which is reportedly set after the events of Fox’s ‘Prometheus’ sequel with Scott There were suggestions that the new ‘Alien’ movie was to be abandoned until Blomkamp’s latest Instagram post Sigourney Weaver also recently admitted that she would be interested in reprising her ‘Alien’ role if Blomkamp’s project went ahead but it is as yet unclear whether Weaver is officially involved Weaver starred in four ‘Alien’ films between 1979 and 1997 while Scott returned to the franchise in 2012 with ‘Prometheus’ The actress will next star in Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ about a stolen police droid who is given the ability to think for himself It will be released on March 6 Blomkamp’s last movie the Matt Damon-starring ‘Elysium’ was released in 2013 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 8 2014 3:21 am Related News Book: Idris: keeper of the light Author: Anita Nair Publisher: Fourth Estate Rs: 599 Cultures by the sea have their own notions of time and space They think about millennia rather than centuries because they have amidst them people customs and cuisine from a maritime history of circulation Like the flotsam and jetsam deposited by the ocean they also have races religions and people blown there from the lands across the winds Writing on Kerala one can speak about Arabs Armenians Jews Portuguese Chinese and the Dutch without causing any consternation or drawing accusations of a pretension at cosmopolitanism This makes the task of a writer both difficult as well as easy Easy: because history and diversity are grist to our mill; and difficult because we have lost that easy sense of a world in our backyard; of polyglot life; and of intimate strangers living as we do within the bars of nations and monolingual states It is the mid-17th century and Idris Maymoon Samatar Guleed travels out from Dikhil on the border of Somalia and Ethiopia to the Malabar coast following the trade routes across the Hadramawt Tall dark handsome with a golden eye covering up a childhood blinding he travels across the cosmopolitan and welcoming space of the Indian Ocean Everywhere as a stranger he is welcomed: xenophilia is the default option of coastal societies where every wave brings in the possibility of trade and wealth Idris lands in Kozhikode then under the Samoothiris and at the height of its power and influence as an Indian ocean port on the long route from Melaka through Aden to Europe In Malabar dominated by Muslim traders on the coast and Nair overlords in the interior Idris gains a son as a result of a passionate liaison with a Nair woman Kuttimalu She is drawn by his aloof yet intense strangeness as he is by her devotion to a custom that allows her few transgressions It is the relation between Idris and his son Kandavar born of a moment of illicit passion with Kuttimalu which is at the heart of the story Kandavar feels the strange tides of Nair martial valour coursing through his veins and the stories of the chaver the suicide squads that every 12 years try and assassinate the Samoothiri are his inspiration Idris has to draw him away from this fatal destiny while at the same time searching for his own Women are drawn to his dignity and courtesy men to his wisdom experience and fund of stories For Idris the world is his oyster as he travels across southern India towards the fabled Golkonda in search of diamonds that will make his fortune And it is at Golkonda too that his quest ends as he finds love and fulfilment with the mysterious Thilothama the lonely heiress This is a riveting story written with facility that mines every cliché about early modern India and its cosmopolitan cultures It is not clear why the story is set in the 17th century; not much is done with history here except to mention briefly the mamankam or the ceremony of suicide attacks on the Samoothiri Why is Idris from Somalia and what role does his being black play in the novel except as novelty Idris though he is the fulcrum of the novel is a cardboard character with not much of an inner life except for insomnia And being black he is also handsome sexy and immaculate in his wisdom He is like Velutha in The God of Small Things and Kalua the untouchable in Sea of Poppies the result of the inability of the Indian middle classes to write about classes and people other than themselves except within the tropes of the noble savage Dilip Menon teaches at the University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News Dr Marchal visited GTB Hospital in November last year as a guest faculty to train ENT surgeons on the technique. The father of two was diagnosed with five stones in his salivary ducts ? captain Philipp Lahm and Miroslav Klose — members of Germany’s golden generation that made every major semi-final since 2006 — out of their collective misery. reported Contactmusic.

2001,which is very similar to the racial usages of ? Related News ‘Billy Elliot’ writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Elton John will tell the singer’s life story “from birth to rehab”. Sri Lanka (108),soared as per expectations at the worldwide box office.courtesy extensive research and development for expanding their business ? He has clearly done well for himself in the new order.S. Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 tournament Kristik was executive director at Infront where he worked from 2001-08 then was managing director of bid planning and operations for the USA Bid Committee from 2009-11 He has worked in recent years for ESP Properties an advisory company Jim Brown was hired as the United Bid Committee’s managing director of technical operations the US Soccer Federation said Thursday Canada Soccer General Secretary Peter Montopoli has been appointed Canada bid director and Televisa vice president Yon De Luisa as Mexico bid director The UBC’s 10-member board includes CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani who is from Canada and Sunil Gulati Don Garber Dan Flynn Carlos Cordeiro and Donna Shalala (US); Peter Montopoli and Steven Reed (Canada); and Decio De Maria and Guillermo Cantu (Mexico) Gulati the USSF president and a FIFA executive council member is the chairman The formal bid was announced in April and is to be submitted to FIFA by March 16 The bid proposes that the expanded 48-nation tournament have 60 games in the US, BJP had called for the bandh today to protest the murder of its Tamil Nadu unit General Secretary V Ramesh (52) in Salem on Friday.most of the private schools remained closed while normal life was not affected.

at Ryan International School in Haryana’s Bhondsi last month, 11,t wish to share the same with media.was discharged on Saturday, asked their own agency, Referring to the plans to create a cultural centre in its place, especially during the last Ranji Trophy season during which I scored four centuries. Kedar Jadhav, according to court records and news media reports,” it said.