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Sridevi brings the role alive through her own joy of acting and sensibly, Indian housewife who discovers her global identity during a brief holiday in Manhattan. Sakhi malik and Dipa Karmakar, Bollywood actress Amrita Rao will make her debut on television through this show and Pallavi Joshi will be seen making a comeback after a long hiatus. RTO officers will inspect the jeep, said Nishandar For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ruhi Bhasin | New Delhi | Published: April 17 2012 1:34 am Related News It all started with the renovation of one model block in Connaught Place in 2007 The massive project of giving a facelift to this commercial hubwhich was once and is still a coveted address in Luytens Delhiseems to be a never-ending one After five years of working in the areaall that the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has to show for it are dug-up spacesexposed electric cables and pipelinesstained facades and chaos and congestion in general If a person does not watch his step herehe is bound to trip A few of the quaint shopswhich once made CP stand apart from other shopping areashave downed shuttersclaim tradersas they have not been able to cope with losses over the years caused by the area being out of bounds due to barricading Fresh digging is still on in front of several blocks besides barricading at Janpath and Barakhamba Road The ambitious CP redevelopment plan chalked out initially at an estimated cost of Rs 450 crore included renovation of existing subways and construction of 12 new subwaysfacade restoration in all 16 floorsupgrade of parking lots and road networksconstructing a service utility corridor in the middle circle and seven radial roads (where all the services would be transferred)changing the flooring etc This is the sixth revised deadline for the projectwhich originally was supposed to be completed by the 2010 Commonwealth Games The work on the ground began only a year before the Games Tradershoweverare doubtful that the work will be completed by this year-end They have been having meetings with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on this issue and she is expected to visit the area this week to take stock of the situation The work is progressing smoothly on the ground and we hope to wrap up everything by December 312012 We want to cause minimal inconvenience to people and are trying to carry out the work in a phased manner? said NDMC spokesperson Amit Prasad The slow pace of work in CP is a matter of concern This area is getting a bad name because of this It is uninhabitable and business is suffering terribly with many people having shut shop? said Atul BharghavNDMC president The facade restoration workwhich has been on for nearly two years nowis still pending in blocks BE and F as the contractor left the job midway and a new contractor had to be hired According to tradersthe work has been stuck for a year and lack of coordination among different contractors has added to the mess Officials also cited labour shortage as another reason for the project being delayed Different packages of the project have been assigned to different contractors as each aspect requires specific expertise We could not have taken each of these elements separately as this area could not have been re-dug again and again Alsoone of the main elements of this project included creating a utility service corridor All utilities like electrical wireswater pipelinestelephone wiresetchad to shifted underground For thiswe had to dig up the entire area? said an NDMC official The work of the service corridor along the radial roads and the Middle Circle as well as the subway work were supposed to have been completed by March 2012 Electrical equipment and machinery like transformersetcwhich have to be placed in the service corridor are going to come soon Cantilever beams are being put in place The corridor work in the Middle Circle and the five radial roads will be completed by July Work will now be taken up on two radialsJanpath and Barakhamba Road Each radial will be completed within three months? said the official Traffic police permission is still pending to start work on these two radial roads so soft barricading has been done in these places As far as the subways are concernedof the five existing onesescalators have been installed in two subways Of the 12 new subways that were to be constructedonly four will be constructed after the NDMC faced major opposition to the project from the traderswho say many of these subways are unnecessary HoweverNDMC claims that subways are being constructed only in places where there is a demand for it due to high pedestrian movement The new subways will come up at N-block near StatesmanM-block near Gopal Das BhawanG-block near Lady Hardinge Hospital and at H-block near New Delhi Railway Station Colony The subwayswhich have been shelvedwere the ones that were supposed to be made near Yusuf Zai Marketnear MCD Market and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg? said an NDMC official In the M-block subwaythe escalator which was installed a year ago is yet to start functioning We have to ensure a proper sewage line here before it we can make it functional? said the official Meanwhileno decision has been taken on how to progress on other elements of the project like changing the flooringair-conditioning etc The Connaught Place renovation planmeanwhilejust like the broken-circle commercial hubseems to be just going around in circles For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vishwas Waghmode Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: June 29 2017 2:33 am Civic staff working at octroi plazas will be accommodated within the assessor and collection department Express Top News With octroi set to be scrapped from July 1 as GST rolls out civic staff working at the five octroi plazas in the city will be accommodated within the assessor and collection department after they qualify an internal written exam Senior officials said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is considering setting up parking lots or interstate bus terminal at the octroi nakas Officials from the assessor and collection department which looks after property tax and octroi work said the department had approximately 35 per cent vacancies as there had been no hiring in the past five years While the required staff in the department is 3500 the existing strength is 2400 Around 1300 people including 300 labourers are involved in octroi collection “There is a shortage of around 500 staff members in the property tax section Hence some of the octroi staff can be easily accommodated The laborers will have to be posted elsewhere” said an official from the department Senior civic official said the civic body has set up a three-member committee to monitor the internal departmental exam process which will be conducted by a third party agency “We are considering an exam Those who will qualify will remain in the department while others will go as surplus staff to the general administration department and be deputed in other roles” said Sanjay Mukherjee additional municipal commissioner in-charge of the assessment and collection department Another official said the civic body’s plan of conducting an exam is to see how many people suit the needs of the department “After the capital value based property tax system has been introduced several changes including computerisation have taken place in the department We need to retain people who will be able to work in the existing system” an official said The official further said some of the staff would continue to work at the octroi plazas “We need some staff at all the five plazas for work such as closing of the records several litigations and auditing Besides we also need to protect the land of the octroi plazas” added the official Another official said there had been several suggestions about utilising the land which is marked for civic use in the draft development plan of 2014-2034 “Some of the options include a multi-storey truck and interstate bus terminus We want the buses and trucks to park at the nakas so that traffic on the roads can be reduced to an extent” said a senior official vishwaswaghmode@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Garima Mishra | Pune | Published: August 20 2017 4:24 am A still (above) from the film on the problems faced by tribals in Bhaktachi Wadi a small village near Karjat in Raigad district (Express Photo) Top News On the suggestion of one of his friends nearly two months ago Mumbai-based street photographer Pramod Pednekar visited Bhaktachi Wadi a small village near Karjat in Raigad district Pednekar’s friend wanted him to witness the efforts of a tribal woman Indu Kevari to address the scarcity of water in Bhaktachi Wadi After reaching the village Pednekar discovered that Kevari did not confine her efforts to her village but also reached out to help the tribals of the nearby villages Impressed Pednekar decided to document Kevari’s story in a short film He returned to the village the very next month to shoot the film Khadkavarchi Hirval which will be showcased at the 12th Tribal Film Festival to be held on August 20 at the National Film Archive of India from 230 pm to 530 pm While Pednekar has done the production and the cinematography of the film it is directed by Vilas Sarmalkar “The village had been facing water problem for the last many years But nothing was done to address it Kevari consistently and relentlessly followed up with the local civic officials to resolve the water issue by doing the rounds of the government offices Simultaneously she gathered the village women to support her fight for the issue Recently Bhaktachi Wadi saw 500-metre water pipeline being laid which has solved its water problem” says Pednekar Pednekar shares that two years ago through a local social worker Kevari who’s in her early 30s got in touch with a social organisation CORO India that works for the rights of the marginalised communities After interacting with the NGO workers she got the confidence to fight for the rights of her community In the 14-minute film she talks about the various problems faced by the tribals in her area particularly the village Tepachi Wadi “The need for livelihood makes tribal people migrate from one place to another and hence the children of the community remain uneducated They do not have ration cards and have various health problems due to lack of nutrition consumption of polluted water and continuously working in the brick kilns There are various government policies for them but the benefits fail to reach them” she says “She (Kevari) herself has two kids but instead of living only for her family and her kids she is walking an extra mile to help others Given that the film is a strong medium to spread any message I decided to capture the problem of the tribals of this region as well as Kevari’s struggle to fight for their problems like electricity water education etc” says Pednekar adding that the villagers of both Bhaktachi Wadi and Tepachi Wadi cooperated during the shoot of the film Jointly organised by Bahurang Pune and Global Enviro-Legal Services Foundation the Tribal Film Festival will also see screening of other films that talk about the tribal communities Some of the films include We Have To Reach Them The Garos Baster Rhythm of Progress; Tribal of Andaman Vanishing and Tribe and Pavara: Ek Jamaat For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Published: August 9 2017 1:00 pm Picture for representational purposes (Source: Reuters) Top News Even as the PGA Tour aims to end its FedEx Cup around Labor Day that doesn’t mean the end of golf for the year Golf is the one sport where the length of the offseason is determined by the players who can take off as much time as they want Dustin Johnson played two times over three months at the end of last year and plans to do the same Phil Mickelson once took four months off after the FedEx Cup ended PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is still working on the schedule for 2018-19 now that The Players Championship is going back to March and the PGA Championship is moving to May But he made it clear that golf isn’t about to take a hiatus “If there’s a hard stop I can see where that’s a benefit” Monahan said “We’re also not the only tour out there And if you create openings in your schedule those openings will be filled and players will have opportunities elsewhere Our job is to maximize playing and financial opportunities and create the platform for the players That’s what has gotten us here” Jimmy Walker is among those who would love a big break and he most likely will take one at this end of this year “I think an offseason does sound nice” Walker said “A couple months off would be great where you could just go home and relax and let your body heal and be with your kids and your family … But anymore it’s just run-and-gun all the time” Rory McIlroy said a break from golf would help build anticipation much like the NFL Fat chance of that happening After winning the FedEx Cup last year he played twice more in China and Dubai as a European Tour member This is not a surprise to Monahan who said he has heard from a few players about a long break This is nothing new Monahan was quick to point out that top players compete in about 26 tournaments out of 52 weeks He also said players don’t want to fall too far behind in the FedEx Cup by sitting out the fall Or they can take time off like Jordan Spieth A year ago he took two months off after the Ryder Cup won the Australian Open on a working vacation played in the Bahamas and had another month off ___ PGA GIFT: All the past PGA champions at Quail Hollow might have stars in their eyes While it doesn’t get as much attention as the Champions Dinner at the Masters the reigning PGA champion also hosts past winners for a Tuesday night dinner The difference is that wives are invited and while the host _ Jimmy Walker _ is in charge of the menu he also presents the past champions a gift Walker whose hobby is astrophotography gave each winner a telescope that allows images to be loaded onto their phones He showed an example of one he took the other day of the moon As for the menu “We’re doing a really good meat-and-cheese and olive plate and then lump crab and shrimp cocktail and then a really nice steak” Walker said “Real steakhouse theme French fries Really good spicy mac-and-cheese Caesar salad and I think there’s another salad if you don’t want that” ___ LAND BUY: Augusta National now appears to at least have the property to expand the par-5 13th hole Augusta radio host Austin Rhodes shared a letter he obtained from the president of Augusta Country Club informing members that its board has approved a “purchase of property at our northwest boundary” That would be the eighth and ninth holes of Augusta Country Club which runs along the back of the 12th green and 13th tee box at adjacent Augusta National That gives the home of the Masters plenty of room to expand the tee on the 13th hole which was last expanded 25 yards (to 510 yards) in 2002 Players now can take it over the trees down the left Bubba Watson hit a big fade when he won in 2014 and had sand wedge into the par 5 Golfweek magazine first reported negotiations over the land purchase leading into the 2016 Masters and club chairman Billy Payne conceded that the 13th was one hole under consideration for change “We think there are multiple options where we could increase the difficulty of the hole and restore the shot values only one of which deals with extending the length” Payne said last year Meanwhile the letter said Augusta Country Club would have new holes built to replace Nos 8 and 9 at no cost ___ RARE COMPANY: Rory McIlroy can join an elite list with a victory at Quail Hollow in the PGA Championship Only four players have won a major and a PGA Tour event on the same course That starts with Tiger Woods who did it on two different courses Both majors were also in the same year as the tour event he won _ Pebble Beach in 2000 (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and US Open) and Torrey Pines (Buick Invitational and US Open) Ben Hogan also won the Los Angeles Open and the US Open in the same year (1948) at Riviera Jack Nicklaus won the 1975 PGA Championship at Firestone and he won the World Series of Golf at Firestone a year later Walter Hagen won the 1925 PGA Championship at Olympia Fields and then he won the Western Open at Olympia Fields two years later McIlroy won in 2010 and 2015 at Quail Hollow which did not host a PGA Tour event this year ___ BROTHERLY LOVE: Dustin Johnson put his younger brother Austin on the bag when they were in Australia in 2013 and they’ve been together for eight victories including a sweep of the World Golf Championships and the US Open The value is in the relationship though Johnson said after four years little brother has learned the trade “He’s my best friend” he said “Having my brother there we spend a lot of time with our caddie so it’s someone you enjoy being around” Johnson still does the heavy lifting even though he’ll ask Austin to read greens on occasion But he kept it all in perspective “The days that I’m having to rely on him it’s not a good day and things aren’t going right” he said “But I do have him there if I need him which is good to know” ___ DIVOTS: Jason Kokrak won the Long Drive Competition at the PGA Championship with a drive of 321 yards Tyrrell Hatton (316 yards) was next followed by Dustin Johnson (315 yards) … This is the third time the PGA Championship has been held in North Carolina Lee Trevino won at Tanglewood in 1974 while Denny Shute won at Pinehurst in 1936 when the PGA was played in November … Bernhard Langer turned down his spot in the field as the Senior PGA champion because of his schedule He went from the Senior British Open to the 3M Championship in Minnesota and after this week he has the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open followed by his title defense in the Boeing Classic … David Toms the 2001 champion also chose not to play because of a scheduling conflict ___ STAT OF THE WEEK: Jason Day has shot in the 60s his last eight rounds and 12 out of the last 13 rounds at the PGA Championship ___ FINAL WORD: “He’s got that knack I call it resilience I don’t know if there’s a better word to describe what it is that he has But he has got this resilience where he gets himself in positions in tournaments where you don’t think he can come back from and he does” _ Rory McIlroy on Jordan Spieth For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 3 2017 7:10 pm Alex Hales scored unbeaten 187 runs for Notts (Source: Reuters) Top News A wrong medal after you win the championship This could have to anyone and the latest to suffer this mistake are winners of the Royal London One-Day Cup Nottinghamshire at Lord’s on Saturday The Times in London reported the winners of the final game were awarded medal that had“Women’s One-Day Cup Champions 2017” engraved on them The 14-member squad which won the Championship had received the wrong medals after their win over Surrey in the final Alex Hales starred with the bat and scored unbeaten 187 runs to help the Notts win According to The Times an ECB spokesperson confirmed that wrong medals were given to Notts But he also said that the mistake has been corrected The correct medals were awarded to the team before it left Lord’s In the final Surrey won the toss and elected to bat The batsmen responded with a good total In their50 overs Surrey scored 297 In their innings Mark Stoneman scored unbeaten 144 runs and carried his bat throughout the innings For Notts Samit Patel picked three wickets with the ball But Hales played an incredible inning of 187 runs that powered Nottinghamshire to a win He was helped by Chris Read who scored 57-ball 58 “It’s incredible one of the best days I’ve had in cricket and definitely one of the best days I’ve had at Notts The game went from one side to the other they were on top to start with we fought back really well with the ball then took wickets early on and then we fought back as well so it’s a great feeling to win the trophy” commented Alex Hales according to thetimescouk For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 13 2017 3:03 am Top News The Thane police Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly attempting to abduct a nine-year-old girl from outside her home in Thane According to the police accused Dashrath Yadav who resides in the same neighbourhood as the victim had a fight with the family members of the girl On Tuesday morning the girl a resident of Manorma Nagar in Thane went out for some domestic chores The accused then got out his auto rickshaw and tried pulling her inside The girl however started shouting for help after which locals intervened and handed over the accused to the Kapurbawdi police Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said “There was some prior enmity between the girl and the family of the accused The attempt to abduct the girl seems to be a fallout of that Yadav was produced before the court and remanded in jail custody” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News Modern molecular profiling.

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