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(Source: AP) Top News After India’s 1-0 loss to Malaysia which saw them fail to secure a place in the Sultan Alzan Shah Cup hockey tournament,Written by Ananya Banerjee | Published: October 252 per cent decline in annual average wind speed per decade, said Jaswalscientist at the National Data Centre of Indian Meteorological Departmentwho coordinated the study There has been a 49 per cent drop in the near-surface wind speeds over the past 50 yearshe said Global warmingurban heat islandsurbanisationunplanned changes in land-use patterns and deforestation have been linked to falling wind speeds Wind plays an important role in dispersion of aerosol particles If there are no surface windsa layer of haze forms near the ground and continues to build as long as the atmospheric stagnation persists Experts like Beig have raised concerns over such dips in wind speedespecially as pollutants do not get dispersed but remain concentratedthereby adding to the rising air pollution levels For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: September 19 2015 8:29 am Sanjay Dutt who is serving a five-year jail term in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case at the Yerawada Central Jail is out on a 30-day parole owing to his daughter’s illness Related News Sanjay Dutt who is out on parole currently was seen stepping out for Ganpati visarjan with his wife Maanyata and twins Iqra and Shahraan Dressed in starched white kurta and pyjama Sanjay Dutt looked as fit as a fiddle in his lean mean avatar The actor was also seen sporting a golden coloured pony tail Wife Maanyata was dressed in a traditional sari The idol was immersed by both Sanjay and Maanyata in a pool in Bandra Sanjay Dutt was later spotted atSalman Khan’s place Sanjay Dutt arrives at Salman Khan’s house Share This Article Related Article Sanjay Dutt who is serving a five-year jail term in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case at the Yerawada Central Jail is out on a 30-day parole owing to his daughter’s illness For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Published: January 2 2016 1:13 am Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis Related News More communication with people more development of the state is the New Year resolution of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for 2016 He has laid down the roadmap for 2016 complete with projects and policies regionwise with a time-bound chart Top priority is on the second phase of his ambitious “jalyukta shivar yojna” and he has given the nod for 5000 villages reeling under drought to be taken up on war footing for water conservation works It is expected that the government will be able to complete 75000 works in 5000 villages The government grant set aside for these projects is Rs 1000 crore However stress is on public and non-government organisations’ participation in water conservation works For the first time a decision to allow MLAs to donate the MLA development funds for jalyukta shivar has also been made According to Fadnavis “When I took charge of the government we drew a list of 25000 villages as drought prone and were facing a very severe water crisis In the first phase beginning January 2015 we completed 120 lakh works spread across 6200 villages We want to take the project to level next setting a year’s deadline for projects across 5000 villages” In the agriculture sector the decision to bring more farmers under credit to enable them to avail of loans from financial institutions is being worked out The target is to try and cover at least 10 to 15 lakh more farmers for loans and increase lending to at least Rs 10000 to Rs 15000 crore In 2015 the number of farmers added to crop loans was 65 lakh and additional funds disbursed through financial institutions was Rs 4129 crore The decision to bring more farmers to access loans is also aimed at bringing down dependency on private moneylenders who charge higher interest Another important project relates to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Housing for All-2022 The policy measures to bring stability in the housing sector and simplification of land rules are attributed to boost housing projects The series of reforms in revenue land are amongst the measures to attain the housing target of at least one lakh this year Sources in the CMO revealed “The emphasis on communication is to strengthen the connect with people through aggressive field work when executing policy decisions and also ensure public participation” The underlying theme to officials is to overcome every hurdle and execute development plank In the last two weeks of December 2015 the chief minister reviewed projects across sectors for all 36 districts The message to officials and core team is to find a solution to every hurdle that comes in the way of execution He indicated that there cannot be a delay in projects which are laid down on paper The state which boasts of Rs 66000 crore investment in the past one year intends to roll out projects across the districts Fadnavis said on Friday “We have to strengthen the gains in manufacturing and service sectors And mobilise resources for greater investment in agriculture” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsOne more Republican defection would doom Senate healthcare bill | Reuters World Reuters Jul 15 2017 02:17:25 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jul 15 2017 02:17 AM | Updated Date: Jul 15 2017 02:17 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See Japan PM’s sagging support dims outlook for revising constitution: MP | Reuters World Reuters Jul 12 2017 22:02:26 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jul 12 2017 22:02 PM | Updated Date: Jul 12 2017 22:02 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See San Francisco: Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 29 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state’s wine country File image of smoke and flames from fire at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel in Santa Rosa California AP The latest casualty figures revised upward by six fatalities on Thursday marked the greatest loss life from a single California wildfire event in 84 years With 3500 homes and businesses incinerated the so-called North Bay fires also rank among the most destructive in state history The fires have scorched more than 190000 acres an area nearly the size of New York City reducing whole neighbourhoods in the city of Santa Rosa to grey ash and smouldering ruins dotted with charred trees and burned-out cars The official cause of the disaster was under investigation but officials said power lines toppled by gale-force winds on Sunday night may have sparked the conflagration A resurgence of extreme wind conditions that had been forecast for Wednesday night and early Thursday failed to materialise giving fire crews a chance to start carving containment lines around the perimeter of some of the blazes But fierce winds were expected to return across much of the state as early as Friday night and a force of 8000 firefighters in Northern California were racing to reinforce and extend buffer lines before then officials said Despite progress fire crews remained “a long way from being out of the woods” Ken Pimlott director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) told reporters in Sacramento the state capital Mark Ghilarducci state director of emergency services added that: “We are not even close to being out of this emergency” Authorities have warned that the death toll from the spate of more than 20 fires raging across eight counties for a fourth day could climb higher with more than 400 people in Sonoma County alone still listed as missing The fires struck the heart of the state’s world-renowned wine-producing region wreaking havoc on its tourist industry while damaging or demolishing at least 13 Napa Valley wineries New evacuations also were issued in Sonoma County late on Wednesday for parts of Santa Rosa the largest city in the wine-producing region and Geyserville an unincorporated town of 800 people In addition to high winds the fires have been stoked by an abundance of thick brush left ready to burn by a dry hot summer By: PTI | London | Published: July 31 2015 12:05 pm Trevor Noah says he is not letting the pressure of replacing TV icon Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show” make him nervous Related News Trevor Noah says he is not letting the pressure of replacing TV icon Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show” make him nervous Noah is set to officially launch the revamped Comedy Central series on September 28 just shy of two months after Stewart bows out on August 6 reported Digital Spy Speaking about the promotion with fellow late-night host James Corden Noah described his mood by referencing one of The Daily Show’s most popular segments “I’m still in the Moment of Zen” he joked “I’m in a very chilled-out place right now We’re between two waves There’s the wave of the announcement and the wave of the launch of the show” His calm and cool exterior doesn’t meant that Noah ever dreamt of actually hosting “The Daily Show” before he was picked by Comedy Central “I’m a big fan of Jon Stewart I’m a big fan of The Daily Show” he explained “My dream was to go there and work with him for as long as possible Then I got there and he was like ‘Right I’m going’ “It was a shock for everybody You hear all the names being thrown out The Chris Rocks the Amy Poehlers You’re going ‘This is amazing What’s going to happen’ “I was still going to be working on the show hopefully and then they go ‘What about you’ Then you start thinking about it and you agree” Comedy Central is currently using its app and website to pay a month-long tribute to Jon Stewart leading up to his final show in August “The Late Late Show” with James Corden airs weeknights on CBS in the US For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New York | Published: August 16 2016 4:31 pm Actress Priyanka Chopra says she will be seen as a bombshell of a villain in her upcoming Hollywood film debut Baywatch Top News Actress Priyanka Chopra says she will be seen as a “bombshell” of a villain in her upcoming Hollywood film debut Baywatch The actress in a recent online chat organised by Twitter New York shared about her character in the film which also stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron Priyanka 34 plays the main antagonist in the movie set for May 2017 release “It’s Dwayne and Zac together Just picture them together Isn’t that just funny looking at them together The film is just really funny That in itself is fun now imagine that in slow motion It’s a great great movie It doesn’t take itself seriously It’s a comedy and I play the bombshell of a villain in the movie” the Quantico star said Priyanka is confident the movie will be a blockbuster “I’m very excited about the movie because I was a big fan of the show I think ‘Baywatch’ as a show is much more popular around the world “I mean people just loved the show all over the world and this movie according to me will be a big summer blockbuster next year because it’s so funny” she said Baywatch is the big screen remake of the hugely popular ’90s action drama series of the same name Priyanka Chopra says her favourite part about her profession is that it gives her the liberty to play myriad characters Priyanka who was at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on Tuesday did a video chat with her fans who asked her several questions When a user asked her about her favourite thing of being an actress she replied in a video: “My most favourite thing of being an actress is being able to play so many different characters and the fact that I can be anybody Scary huh” Another user asked what’s the one thing she always needs on the sets She said: “One thing I always need on set is my phone otherwise how will I tweet you guys… That’s very essential” With inputs from agencies For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsThere was a time not all that long ago when crucial matches between same country players – in particular China – appeared rigged to suit a longer-term goal But there was no way that the finger of suspicion could be pointed at India in the Californian city of Anaheim on Sunday In what was another all-Indian final like the Singapore Open Super Series summit clash three months back Haseena Sunilkumar Prannoy mercilessly ran his older compatriot Parupalli Kashyap ragged over an hour and five minutes before bagging the US Open Grand Prix Gold men’s singles title with a 21-15 20-22 21-12 win HS Prannoy celebrates winning a point in the US Open final Image courtesy: BWF official website Prannoy who had come into this second-tier competition seeded No 2 showed the exemplary shuttle control that is the hallmark of his game and superior fitness while knocking out his unfancied fellow countryman who had defeated South Korea’s top-seeded Lee Hyun Il on the opening day of the $120000 tournament Coming back to mainstream badminton after spending long periods on the sidelines as a result of one injury or another Kashyap showed traces of the wiles of his heyday while winning five matches before his gallant run was brought to an end by his close friend and fellow trainee at the Pullela Gopichand Academy It is more than three years since the two long-time sparring partners encountered each other in an international competition Their most recent clash was in February 2014 at the German Open when Prannoy came out on top in straight games at 21-19 21-18 A little over three years before that at the India Open in December 2010 Kashyap had comfortably beaten the then 17-year-old Prannoy at 21-15 21-13 There was hence little ground on the basis of which one could safely predict the winner of their US Open summit clash On the strength of rankings alone Prannoy could have been considered to be streets ahead at No 23 on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) ladder whereas Kashyap was barely holding on to the 59th spot after climbing gamely up the ladder from a spot outside the top 100 in April this year That lowly ranking needs to be put in perspective Kashyap who bagged a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and qualified to represent India at the 2012 London Olympics is a former top-10 player Exactly four years earlier the then 26-year-old had touched a career-high point of world No 6 on 25 April 2013 when he was at very near the peak of his game It was in October 2015 that he fell prey to the first of a veritable spate of injuries that were to plague him over the next two years The first in the series was a calf muscle tear followed by a nasty knee injury at the German Open that effectively scuppered his hopes of playing at the 2016 Rio Games and being a two-time Olympian He shifted temporarily to Bangalore to try and get his knee back in order Then at the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in India in the opening fortnight of 2017 he had the misfortune of dislocating his shoulder – ironically while playing a match against Prannoy who was to remain unbeaten in seven matches in that masala competition Kashyap took a fast snake down the rankings to drop out of the top 100 raising a question mark over his future career particularly as he was past his 30th birthday With typical Andre Agassi-like grit and determination he clawed his way back At the Canadian Open exactly a week earlier Kashyap had bowed out in the Round of 32 to the relatively unknown Japanese teenager Koki Watanabe losing their 50-minute clash at 10-21 21-10 15-21 Not much was expected of him at the US Open But the man who will celebrate his 31st birthday next month came up with a string of strong performances to barge into the final US Open winner HS Prannoy and runner-up Parupalli Kashyap on the podium after their final match Image courtesy: Twitter/@USABadminton At the start of the title clash it appeared as if Kashyap would simply run away with the opening game at least He barreled into a 7-1 lead before his rival could even get his bearings However as the rallies became longer and Prannoy found his length he went into the mid-game break with a small 11-9 advantage The younger man caught up at 12-all; and then from 15-all he turned up the pressure to streak to the tape without losing a further point Kashyap continued to remain competitive in the second game and leaped to a 14-9 lead but the doughty Prannoy refused to go down without a proper scrap and restored parity at 15-all Each time that Kashyap broke away to lead by a couple of points his antagonist dragged him back until they hit 20-all A supreme effort saw Kashyap bag the vital two points that brought him back to even keel in the matter of games won but that determined thrust cost him dear in the rubber The age difference of six years and the debilitating long-term effect of his numerous injuries proved to be a vital factor in his inability to keep pace with his 25-year-old compatriot Prannoy cruised to 3-0 7-3 and 11-7 leads before showing a clean pair of heels to his senior in the second half of the deciding game Kashyap’s challenge may have come unstuck in the title round but the durable Hyderabadi had the satisfaction of bossing it over young Sameer Verma who had earlier become the fourth Indian player to seal a berth in the forthcoming World Championships Kashyap’s 21-13 21-16 quarter-final victory over the younger of the Verma brothers was a fine example of experience brushing aside bubbling youth How ironic is it that Sameer will be joining Ajay Jayaram Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth on the trip to Glasgow next month while his conqueror at Anaheim as also the eventual US Open champion Prannoy can only watch from the sidelines and cheer on the quartet of Indian challengers for the ultimate prize in the sport The fact that India is one of only three nations to have four representatives in the main draw at Glasgow bears mute testimony to the strength and depth of the country’s badminton At least in the singles though the paired events remain a cause for furrowed brows Beijing:China on Friday refuted reports that it pressurised thousands of Tibetans not to attend the Kalachakra puja the most prominent Buddhist ceremony being held by the Dalai Lama in India and dismissed the event as a political tool to propagate ideas of "hating" China "Taking advantage of the presence of the Dalai Lama the Kalachakra (wheel of time) teachings have inveigled Tibetans into illegally going abroad over the last decade" Zhu Weiqun chairman of the Ethnic and Religious Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference told state-run Global Times The Dalai Lama this month will preside over the 34th Kalachakra initiation at Bodhgaya where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment more than 2000 years ago Tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world are expected to attend the event File photo of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks during a teaching session on the first day of the Kalachakra festival in the eastern Indian city of Bodhgaya Reuters As preparations got under way on Wednesday the chairman of the organising committee Karma Gelek Yuthok said almost 7000 pilgrims had returned to China citing pressure from authorities there the Global Times report said Denying the number of pilgrims from China is far less than "thousands" Xu Zhitao deputy director of the bureau of the Tibet question at the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee said there are pilgrims from China attending the ceremony who hold Chinese passports "Therefore the government by no means threatened them to return although the government does not encourage them to attend the ritual" Xu told the Global Times Xu pointed out that the ritual organised by the Tibetan "government-in-exile certainly involves politics" "Considering that the large-scale ritual needs years of preparation the India-based ceremony frequently degenerates into a political tool" Zhu said He said that the organising committee has made use of the occasion and the opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama to propagate ideas of "hating the Chinese government" The organising committee also attempted to establish relations with the Tibetans from China through the ceremony he said "The number of Tibetans attending the ritual decreased dramatically in recent years after the local governments clarified to local Tibetans that the ritual is about separatism and also due to tightened border control" Zhu claimed “This #IndependenceDay let’s pledge to support our soldiers. #proud Indian #jai hind ? — Rakul Preet (@Rakulpreet) August 15 2017 Let’s pledge to uphold the values and protect the peace and integrity of our nation Wishing my brothers and sisters #IndependenceDayIndia pictwittercom/rq79vtLNMv — Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) August 15 2017 Freedom is our priceless possession Let us honour it forever Happy Independence day#IndependenceDayIndia — Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) August 15 2017 #IndependenceDayIndia ?

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