Reuters "We are staying with the same plan. 2017 2:09 am Film and Television Institute of India (File Photo) Top News Kayyathurai, It was, But it needs to be made into a community space and unless other forms of art are also included, the BMC had taken up Thackeray’s suggestion to provide a space here for budding artists every Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm,” From Katrina’s role in “Mere Brother ki Dulhan”, one each by Umesh Yadav,wife of cricketer-turned-MP Navjot Singh Sidhu,said during the party’s two-day state executive meeting in Jalandhar: “These red beacons have been allotted by deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal to every Tom Dick and Harry” according toHindustan Times Kaur’scriticism of the leaders ofparty’s ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) followed soon after she publicly expressed heranger against SADandsaid she will not contest the next Assembly polls on a BJPticket if the alliance continues Kaur said she had joined politics with high dreams of serving the state and the poor but her hopes stand shattered because of the "humiliation" and "step-motherly" treatment meted out to her by the Badals "I will not be contesting (on BJP ticket) if there is an alliance with the SAD" said the Amritsar-East MLA She alleged that she was always "humiliated" by the Badals Kaur said she had never been accommodated whenever she approached the state government for any project With inputs from PTI By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 31 2017 7:23 pm HERMES test helps in improving the quality of the subtitles on Netflix Related News Netflix has announced that thousands of candidates globally have completed its HERMES translation test The tool which was unveiled about two years ago enables Netflix to maintain a more accurate database of translators around the world often recruited by local vendors Plus HERMES test helps in improving the quality of the subtitles on Netflix “The real long term value of the HERMES platform is in the issuance of HERMES numbers (H-humbers) This unique identifier is issued to each applicant upon sign-up for the test and will stick with them for the remainder of their career supplying translation services to Netflix” Chris Fetner and Denny Sheehan said in a Netflix blog post Starting this summer Netflix will only have subtitles with valid H-numbers associated to it This allows the service to “better correlate the metrics associated with a given translation to the individual who did the work” HERMES test has been developed by the Content Localization and Media Engineering teams No two HERMES tests are the same and consist of thousands of combinations of randomised questions Primary goals of the test include a candidate’s ability to understand English translate idiomatic phrases into their target language identify linguistic and technical errors as well as subtitle proficiently The tool is aimed at improving subtitles on Netflix The service currently offers subtitles in 20 languages including Korean Chinese Arabic and Polish “We’re quickly approaching an inflection point where English won’t be the primary viewing experience on Netflix and HERMES allows us to better vet the individuals doing this very important work so members can enjoy their favorite TV shows and movies in their language” the Netflix blog post reads For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Published: September 28 2014 12:35 am The fantastic achievement of Mangalyaan is a tribute to the young leadership of India’s Independence movement Related News The fantastic achievement of Mangalyaan is a tribute to the young leadership of India’s Independence movement Gandhiji was against machinery and all things modern But Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose were all for modernisation science and technology They were neither disdainful of Western technology even though the Imperialists had brought it to India nor did they share the odd ideas of the traditionalists that ancient India had all the modern science and technology The point was not that we had the ‘Pushpak Vimana’ in the Ramayana Where was the factory to make hundreds of such vimanas Bose and Nehru wanted independent India to industrialise as rapidly as possible and set up the National Planning Committee in 1938 to plan for the future of India From the outset Nehru exhorted independent India to acquire a scientific and rationalistic spirit We had to watch the newsreel at the start of every film during those days There would be Panditji haranguing us in his somewhat feeble voice about the spirit of modern India He set up research institutions for advanced work even when many were urging that in a poor country such research would be a luxury He encouraged Homi Bhabha Vikram Sarabhai and others to aim for the best and compete with the world in the field of research India was setting up satellites when its trains barely ran on time The instinct was correct Progress is non-linear You have to leapfrog if you are behind the rest Setting up good research institutions takes a lot of time and needs good people who spurn money and love work They collaborate with their equals in merit regardless of age or status These people are the real karmayogis One could see their happiness when they had successfully launched the spacecraft to rendezvous with Mars They boasted little till then and even now their reward will not be in golden statues or fat contracts to promote perfumes The joy of a fantastically complicated and innovative work well done is something you cannot measure in any scale Only those who have done such work know what pleasure comes from a delicate piece of engineering well done or an elegant mathematical proof Alas Elsewhere in the Indian educational system the standards are deplorably low Not a single Indian university makes it in the top 200 in the world The culture is of promotion by age regardless of merit the perpetuation of mediocrity and the thousands of unnecessary bureaucratic regulations coming from the UGC and other busy bodies which have no interest in excellence but only in maintenance of their rule The recent scuttling of the Delhi University experiment of a four-year degree tells all No innovation is allowed If arguments will not win it for the mediocre then political power will be deployed to crush innovation We copied the UGC from the British but only in letter not in spirit The idea of freedom of universities to teach and research is what makes for quality abroad Education reforms in the UK have kept to that spirit even as institutional labels have changed and public funding has waxed and waned Good and excellent students and researchers go abroad where they can do decent honest work where they don’t have to flatter their incompetent head of department or be polite to their local MLA or MP They are valued for the quality of their work not for the gifts they give to their superiors There has to be a missing link if we can have world-class space laboratories and third-class universities Is it that the advanced research institutes have freedom to do what they like Is autonomy the key to excellence Has the UGC reduced every college and university to a bureaucratic unit with no autonomy and no culture of promotion by merit If there are smart MBAs entrepreneurial young men and women why are they not harnessed into an overhaul of the higher education system It takes 18 years to clean the Ganga so let us begin the cleaning of the education system now For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 6 2017 3:45 am Top News The Bombay High Court recently set aside the bail order issued by a lower court to the main accused in a murder case and said while courts were very slow in cancelling bail thereby depriving people of liberty a bail order could be set aside in cases where it was found perverse or arbitrary “It is not that in the case of murder bail cannot be granted The manner in which the offence is committed pre-assault and post-assault conduct of the accused criminal antecedents motive are the weighing factors while using the discretion in bail Moreover the period which the accused has undergone in the prison and filing of chargesheet are also important factors In the present case bail was granted within two and a half months before filing of the chargesheet Grant of bail is discretionary however this discretion ought not to have been used in favour of the main accused Mayur Andhale The order wherein material evidence is not considered is perverse and arbitrary” said Justice Mridula Bhatkar She however maintained the bail order with regard to another accused in the case The state government and the wife of deceased Dadasaheb Choudar had moved the HC seeking cancellation of the bail order by a Baramati sessions judge As many as five accused had been prosecuted in the case and all were given bail in the murder case that took place in 2013 at Katphal village in Baramati Choudar had reportedly insulted Andhale in the presence of villagers a few days prior to the incident On the day of crime the accused had allegedly taken Choudar somewhere in an Innova car and strangulated him with the help of the co-accused in the moving car The body was later thrown out of the vehicle and was found by the road The complaint in the case had been lodged by a constable The counsel for the accused had submitted that they had been out on bail but had not violated any condition of the bail The public prosecutor meanwhile argued that the sessions judge did not take into consideration the material evidence which was part of the chargesheet It was further submitted that the order was illegal and perverse and therefore should be set aside “It is a well planned murder with previous motive…The trial judge in his order did not discuss the evidence of eyewitness at all” said the court For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: June 13 2017 2:48 am Top News “There is going to be least impact on the cinema tickets in Chandigarh where the entertainment tax was already 30 per cent It can create an impact in those states where entertainment tax is up to 65 per cent” The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is going to make movie nights just marginally cheaper in City Beautiful Cinema buffs now pay 30 per cent entertainment tax on each ticket When GST comes into force they will pay 28 per cent tax at the multiplexes where no ticket is less than Rs 100 On Sunday the GST Council slashed the GST rates for cinema tickets up to Rs 100 but that is not creating any ripples in Chandigarh When the new tax regime rolls out on July 1 a business class ticket at Fun Republic which costs Rs 400 inclusive of the entertainment tax now will come down to Rs 392 Similarly a normal ticket which costs Rs 150 at a 2-D hall at DT Cinemas in IT Park will cost around Rs 147 after July 1 A gold ticket that costs Rs 200 will be sold at Rs 196 under GST rates The ticket rates are almost similar at City Emporium mall in Industrial Area Phase 1 Activist Ajay Jagga who authored a book Guide to the concept of GST said “There is nothing to cheer about for cinemagoers People watch movies at multiplexes in Chandigarh and there is rarely any ticket which is below Rs 100” He added “The only thing is that after GST there will be just one tax on your bill” A normal ticket on the weekday which costs Rs 180 each at the PVR Cinemas at Elante mall in Industrial Area Phase 1 will now cost Rs 176 The gold ticket that is priced at Rs 550 here will cost around Rs 541 Keshav Garg chartered accountant and faculty member for GST Indirect Tax Committee of ICAI said: “There is going to be least impact on the cinema tickets in Chandigarh where the entertainment tax was already 30 per cent It can create an impact in those states where entertainment tax is up to 65 per cent” Keshav added that food and beverages sold at cinemas would also continue to cost more or less the same “Since moviegoers are already paying a tax of Rs 185 per cent (VAT- 125 per cent and service tax 6 per cent) on the food and beverages being served at the multiplex the same head after the implementation of GST would come in the slab of 18 per cent There would be a difference of just 05 per cent in the snacks and beverages one buys there” said Rajiv Sharma a chartered accountant For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arvind Kejriwal | Updated: January 2 2015 12:03 pm Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal Related News I came to Delhi in 1995 after completing my training as an IRS officer on my first posting as assistant commissioner of Income Tax I had not imagined in my wildest dreams that I would fight elections in the national capital But over the last 20 years I have worked in Delhi as a bureaucrat an activist a politician and briefly as chief minister of this unique city state At a personal level my parents my children and my better half have stood by me in these phases of transition in life and never complained about the disturbance in their daily lives For a person like me born in a village about 150 kilometres from Delhi this city has always held a fascination A national capital conveys the image of a country to the world and I feel a lot needs to be done to make Delhi a truly modern city where residents live with pride irrespective of their religious identities and cultural roots Some recent developments have been disturbing but I am confident there is no place for retrograde and divisive views in today’s Delhi India is governed from Delhi and I feel that the political class needs to give back to the city that offers them so much I feel sad and angry when I read of rapes or other crimes against women It is a shame that we have failed to make even our capital city safe for women — the heartrending account of a young rape victim published in this paper (‘See something say something’ IE January 1) is an eye-opener for what is wrong with the city It is yet another wake-up call for decision-makers and those in positions of power before it is too late There are so many cities around the world where women walk safely on the roads even at midnight Why can’t we make Delhi safe for women I am confident that is possible My party has come up with a detailed plan to make Delhi safer We would instal CCTV cameras in all public places Any potential culprit would then know that he could get recorded and thus caught We would provide a security guard in every bus If anyone misbehaves witha woman in the bus that person will be caught on the spot We would also provide a “security button” on each mobile phone If any woman got stuck in an unpleasant situation she could press that button and the police would get to know her exact location They could reach her within minutes and save her Many more steps need to be taken to make Delhi a safe place for women When we used to shout slogans for a “Bhrashtacharmukt Bharat” during the Anna days there was always a doubt in some corner of our minds as to whether it was possible to achieve that dream Many people would say that Indians are born corrupt and corruption is in our DNA I did not believe that Today our strongest critics admit that bribery levels came down substantially during the 49 days of our government Most of the government departments started working without bribes It has become fashionable to talk about “ease of doing business” But has any party taken concrete steps to make the businessman’s life simpler During the Congress regime the VAT department of Delhi used to conduct 200 raids every month Under the BJP now the number of raids has gone up further During our regime we stopped all raids By the earlier logic tax collections should have decreased drastically On the contrary we had record tax collections in Delhi for the quarter when our government was in place We collected Rs 5666 crore in tax Rs 1000 crore more than in the previous quarter and Rs 2000 crore more than in the next quarter And this record collection was at a time when the overall economy was not doing well We just believed in our traders I assured trade associations that no inspector from any department would harass them In return I asked them to help meet tax collection targets We therefore took concrete steps to improve “ease of doing business” Delhi has one of the highest VAT rates in the country Our government would reduce these rates to the lowest in the country That would bring more trade to Delhi More trade would mean more jobs Lower tax rates would also improve compliance and thus increase tax collections Finally a lower tax rate would help reduce inflation We would also ensure that if anyone wishes to set up a new business in Delhi he gets all the clearances within a prescribed time Today you get the best education and health facilities in Delhi if you have the money They have become so expensive that good quality education and healthcare are out of the reach of even most middle-class families The private sector needs to be regulated The rules of the game need to be laid down and strictly enforced The government also needs to play a more proactive role The condition of government schools and hospitals is quite pathetic It is quite possible to improve the quality of services in the government sector provided you have the right “neeyat” or intention I favour the role of the private sector in power But no one would argue that the private sector ought not to be made accountable and transparent It should not resist any kind of audit It is possible to provide 24-hour electricity in Delhi at affordable rates The city is home to roughly two crore people All these people meet their daily water needs from somewhere or the other If there were actually a huge scarcity in water as is made out a lot of people would leave Delhi But all two crore people have adequate water for drinking cooking toilets washing and cleaning It is just that this water does not reach their taps They have to “manage” water from illegal sources every day So Delhi’s water problem is less of scarcity more of management We can make Delhi a truly world-class city It is also possible to make it the first corruption-free city of India It is possible to provide it with the best infrastructure good affordable education and health services for all sections of society 24-hour power supply at cheap rates potable water from taps and much more Before our 49 days in government we were driven by a lot of romanticism and a strong belief in our cause and ideology Today after having worked in government we are confident that change is possible if you have the right “neeyat” The writer is a former chief minister of Delhi and national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: October 13 2017 3:56 pm Monaco trail leaders PSG by three points after eight games in Ligue 1 (Source: File) Top News Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has a “fair chance” of leaving the French champions in the next close-season transfer window the club’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has said Lemar scored 14 goals and provided 17 assists across all competitions last season as the 21-year-old along with striker Kylian Mbappe who moved to French rivals Paris St Germain led Monaco to the title The France international’s impressive displays garnered interest in the previous transfer window with Vasilyev saying Premier League sides Liverpool and Arsenal were keen to sign Lemar and would have another chance to do so next year “Liverpool were really interested” Vasilyev told Sky Sports “But it was Arsenal that was really close to finalising the deal It was quite close… I’m very happy he stayed with us For us we need a player like Thomas Lemar He’s very important to our team “Definitely next summer will be something to look at although you know in football there are no guarantees… I think it would be fair to say Thomas will have a fair chance to an exit next year” Vasilyev said Lemar’s chances of leaving in the mid-season transfer window in January were minimal as it was not the right time to make major changes to the team The 52-year-old also said Monaco were considering selling defender Fabinho in the next window after receiving interest for the Brazilian from Premier League leaders Manchester City and Manchester United Monaco trail leaders PSG by three points after eight games in Ligue 1 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | Berlin | Published: September 1 2017 9:18 pm Youssoufa Moukoko has made waves in German youth football this season with his impressive skills (Source: File) Top News Borussia Dortmund’s 12-year-old wunderkind Youssoufa Moukoko has been selected for Germany’s Under-16 squad after dazzling with 10 goals in just four games in the Under-17 Bundesliga Moukoko who only turns 13 in November has made waves in German youth football this season with his impressive skills making him dangerous in the box despite playing alongside teenagers He has been called up for Germany’s U-16s to play Austria on 11 and 13 September In a squad of 22 players he is the only one born later than 2002 and is at least two years younger than his team-mates Moukoko caught the attention of Germany’s youth group selectors by netting at least twice in each of his four games so far in the Bundesliga West division at Under-17 level He made headlines in Germany by scoring four goals in a 6-1 thrashing of Viktoria Cologne a fortnight ago “He’s done a fantastic job He provides an incredible goal-threat and is often unstoppable for opposing defenders when going forward” Sebastian Geppert his youth team coach at Dortmund told Bundesligacom The precocious youngster was born in Cameroon and doubts have been expressed about his age but according to the official certificate issued at the German consulate in Yaounde his date of birth is November 20 2004 Dortmund is earning a reputation for developing young talent having sold Ousmane Dembele for 105 million euros ($125 million) last week despite paying Rennes just 15 million euros for the 20-year-old French winger a year ago Before the transfer window closed on Thursday Dortmund signed English teenager Jadon Sancho reportedly for eight million euros after the 17-year-old winger scored 20 goals for Manchester City’s Under-18 team For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | North Sound | Updated: June 30 2017 10:04 am With the Caribbean weather severely restricting training India have used this opportunity to relax and unwind Top News THIS IS off-season for tourism in Antigua Ironic that when you consider the bright sunshine that those visiting these parts — generally from the USA — seek is available in abundance at this time of the year This is also hurricane season in Antigua though It doesn’t take much for that sunshine to suddenly disappear for long periods Like has been the case since Wednesday night once it starts raining it doesn’t stop They call it a murmuring shower in these parts one that will keep at you incessantly And it rained right through Thursday the eve of the third ODI of the already rain-affected five-match series leaving the Indian team stuck at their hotel Most locals don’t fear the match itself being affected owing to the impressive drainage facilities at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium But some reports claim that the rain was a result of a tropical wave which could potentially mean that there’s a tropical storm around the corner leaving the match under a cloud literally The Indian team fortunately did manage to slip in a couple of hours of practice at the stadium on Wednesday with all the batsmen getting some valuable time in the nets at the back of the venue The fast bowlers too finally got to stretch their limbs and bowl for half an hour adjacent to the centre wicket But Thursday was back to being confined to the hotel It’s a unique if not strange tour for the Indian team Here they are in Antigua cut off from all the scrutiny and attention some with their families most on their own Trinidad at least has enough of an East Indian presence for Virat Kohli & Co to be pursued for selfies and the odd autograph But here in Antigua they are getting to experience a rare feeling of being free and allowed to be themselves They suddenly don’t have any fans on their tail They can walk around the lovely Jolly Harbour area be it going to the supermarket or to the nearby restaurants without having to conceal their identity under caps or any other form of semi-disguise And so far in Antigua they’ve made the most of it To boot the cricket’s been a mere sideshow thanks to the weather and the lack of competition from the hosts Sunday’s match was the best illustration as the West Indians slowly slumbered their way past 200 despite chasing a 300+ score If the weather relents and there is action on Friday India will once more go in as overwhelming favourites with little opposition expected from Jason Holder’s young team The hideaway feel to the Antiguan leg was utilised to the hilt with a bonding session at Jolly Beach on Tuesday evening It started with a game of beach volleyball and a team dinner organised at one of the beach restaurants Some of the Indian players even indulged in some water sport activities the water scooter being in high demand Others preferred to soak in the serene setting the white sand underneath their feet and the charming Atlantic Ocean in front of them Kohli and Sanjay Bangar meanwhile were locked in a lengthy discussion as they walked the entire length of the beach and back On Thursday while some spent time with their books others stuck to lounging around the steep and step-like setting of the hotel This is a team that’s spent a lot of time with each other over the last 10 months spare a couple of new faces in Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant And even Kohli acknowledged the value in being part of a tour where the team is allowed to focus more on building togetherness within the camp and letting the cricket take care of itself “I think we had enough practice leading up to this game Not too bothered (by the rain) It is a good opportunity to have a day off and do something together as a team and enjoy whatever we have on hand” he said It’s not often you hear about a team getting to “unwind” on an international tour This is not to say that the Indians have been taking it easy here But the rain – and it’s incidental that the Indians always land up here around this time – has allowed them time to actually unwind “We went to the beach together You can walk around it is pretty peaceful From that point of view it is quite relaxing for everyone just to be close to nature It is a beautiful place Everything for everyone to do We certainly enjoy coming to tours here” the skipper said “It’s important to grab these opportunities and stick together Guys training together sticking together trying to find things to do together I think it really helps to bond and it really helps you understand each other much better and I think that is a very important aspect of any team” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News OnePlus 5T? 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