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the mist here?which apparently brings out the worst in the people it brushes past Howeverthe nice people that populate this adventure cant get dirtier than a brief sword fight between Edmund (Keynes) and Prince Caspian (Barnes)over who should really rule the kingdom Before metal could remotely touch fleshLucy (Henley) steps inand they all see reason Even the mean old White Witch is an apparition in the mistnever even getting a body apart from the face that flows in and out of Edmunds visionthreatening to forever live in his mind Peter and Susan arent around this time with Aslan telling them in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian that they had learnt all they would from Narnia Older and wiserthe magical world of fairiestalking animals and evil witches isnt for them World War II is still onand Lucy and Edmund have been sent away to stay with their Uncle in London Susan and Peter are in America with their father Their cousin Eustace (Poulter) doesnt like the idea of having Lucy and Edmund aroundmuch less the world of Narnia they are always talking about Its but logical that when the two Pevensies are drawn into Narnia this time aroundthrough a painting of a ship on the seaEustace would be around and get sucked in too Prince Caspian of Narnia is surprised to see Lucy and Edmund at first as there is no such crisis that could call for their summoning from the real world Howeverhe soon explains that he is on a voyage on the Dawn Treader — the finest naval ship in Narnia — to find the seven Lords who were his fathers fiercest loyalistswho had gone missing The search takes them to the mist and the magician who tells them abut the evil nature of itwhich has been making Narnians disappear To destroy itCaspian and Co would have to find the seven lordsor at least their special swords Several dangers befell the Dawn Treaders crewfrom slave sellers to sea serpentsbut the blows they deal fall far short of drawing any real blood LucyEdmund and Caspianwith able help from brave mouse Reepicheep (Pegg) and later Eustace (who comes around)shed hardly a drop of sweat searching for those swords In they walk into situationsout they come with a sword prised out of the hands of another dead lord Lucy yet again steals the shownot the least because of a parallel track in which she believes she isnt as beautiful as Susan This sequencein which she walks into a magicians mansion and finds a spell that could change her into Susanis the closest The Voyage comes to finding its way Reepicheep tries chirping up the filmparticularly by bringing the protesting Eustace under its wings And Poulters scowly portrayal of the the mean but well-meaning Eustace is a nice change from the picture-perfect Pevensies But mostlythis chapter of The Chronicles of Narnia directed by Aptedtaking over from Andrew Adamsonand despite being in 3D — is a journey through some pretty rough season a ship that sees several troughs and crestsbut without hitting any real highs or lows [email protected] For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Updated: January 4 2017 8:45 am Former Bigg Boss 10 contestant Lokesh Kumari Sharma’s latest pics are not worth a miss Top News The fans of Bigg Boss are enjoying the on-going season of the Salman Khan-hosted reality show Bigg Boss 10 as we all know started with a totally new twist of bringing in common people or the ‘Aam Aadmi’ as they called along with the celeb contestants We know a few of them are already eliminated But to know what they are upto now is quite exciting Bigg Boss 10 contestant Lokesh Kumari Sharma too is no more a part of the show but we saw her last when she became a part of the new year celebrations in the Bigg Boss house along with Salman Khan and many others All we remember of Lokesh was the demure commoner who had a peculiar style of speaking due to which she was quite an entertainer on the show and even impressed Salman But how exactly has her life changed after the show or rather what exactly is she doing now Here is a little dig into her real world Now if we actually tell you what this Delhi girl is up to it will surely blow your mind Famous for her accent Lokesh had entertained us in her own manner She used to talk to Bigg Boss and the cameras dance around the house and was one happy go-lucky face Lokesh wore baggy clothes spotted unkempt hair but was still loved by host Salman Khan who never missed a chance to interact with her on Weekend Ka Vaar episodes WATCH VIDEO |Bigg Boss 10 Jan 2 Review: Bani Judge Troubles Swami Om Rohan Miffed With Lopamudra We stumbled upon her Instagram and Twitter accounts which served us with a pleasant surprise and that is her makeover Yes the Bigg Boss journey of Lokesh Kumari Sharma seems to have served her with something better She has turned all the more confident and beautiful Also read |Bigg Boss 10: Lokesh Kumari says Manu Manveer stopped her from revealing her talent Lokesh shared her 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Similarly, And with a victory in Game 4 on Friday night, They? For all the latest Pune News,however, Viola Davis and Jai Courtney are also set to star in the movie. Police recovered a Pakistani passport in the name of Dr Javed Kamal, “In snatching cases, Kejriwal in an emotional video message said that the difference between AAP and other parties is that his party takes action against party workers immediately if there is strong evidence against them. We are yet to figure out where we will get them made again from, she says wistfully For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Leher Kala | Published: July 16 2012 12:13 am Top News Its not just homemakers who are hooked to food shows Anyone with an abiding interest in food finds vicarious pleasure in watching a recipe turn into something delicious And right nowthere are over 250 TV food shows to choose fromfor every kind of couch cook competitionsweird foods and regional cuisines The best was undoubtedly Junior Masterchef Australiawhere a bunch of incredible kids whipped up unbelievably complex dishesseeminglyeffortlessly Their cooking and knowledge of food kept viewers enthralled and their dishes actually seemed better than the ones on the regular Masterchef School kids were busy discussing who should win Sam or Alex The only dampener was that one of them would get eliminated at the end of the programme and that was heartbreaking Another show on TLCCake Offwhere pastry chefs create gigantic cakes based on monuments like the Statue of Liberty with competing artisans and bakerskeeps you engagedmore for the sheer effort of the participants Indian TV programming in the genre of family entertainment like reality shows and soaps have a huge following but theres no buzz about Indian food shows No Indian anchor on a food programme has created a following besides Ritu Dalmiawhos the closest we have to a celebrity chef But her following is for her credentials and skills as a restaurateur and chefnot as an anchor Though Dalmias irrepressible passion for food comes through while she explores every nook of Italyher TV show on the food traditions of the region tends to get tedious In Indiawere far from having our own Anthony Bourdain or Nigella Lawsonor just a personablecharming personwho also happens to be a star in the kitchen According to data collated by Zee TVthe average Indian viewer spends eight minutes a day watching a culinary show That doesnt sound like a whole lot compared to the time spent on general entertainment and news channels but industry insiders are confident that shows with a combination of foodtravel and lifestyle will eventually attract a dedicated following There are three food channels on air right nowone started by possibly Indias best-known TV personalitySanjeev Kapoor All three have yet to make an impact The old-fashioned approach of a solitary soul standing idly behind a stove in a startlingly clean kitchen saying?

The polling would be held in 1, Bassi had asked all police personnel to give similar tests. but Bassi had said it would be mandatory for every officer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, is also perceived as “anti-India” by the New Delhi establishment. ‘Watch out [Sania],don’t get killed’ She (Vesnina) missed it thankfully At40-love you just hope for putting the balls in and make ithappen” she said PTI By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 9 2017 8:48 pm Sourav Ganguly said that India will continue their unbeaten run against arch rivals Pakistan (Source: PTI) Related News India will face a challenging task during their Champions Trophy campaign as they face Pakistan on June 4 in their opening match in Champions Trophy Ahead of Champions Trophy the former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has already started the war of words as he said that India will continue their unbeaten run against arch-rivals Pakistan when they face off in the Group B tie at Edgbaston Pakistan have never defeated India in any major ICC Tournament which includes the 50-overs World Cup and T20 World Cup India has maintained invincible record against its neighbours with a 11-0 lead in both formats Although when we look at Pakistan’s record in Champions Trophy they hold a 2-1 lead over India Despite all the facts and figures in Champions Trophy Ganguly seemed confident that India will be able to overcome the depleted Pakistan side in their Champions Trophy encounter “India will beat Pakistan again in Champions Trophy” Ganguly told India Today “In the last eight to 10 years there has been a massive difference in the quality between India and Pakistan and that has been one of the major reasons why India have continued to dominate Pakistan (in ICC events) I believe India will do it again in the Champions Trophy in Birmingham on June 4” Ganguly added On the other hand Former Pakistan captain and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is positive about Pakistan beating India “We don’t have a great record against India in major events but every day is a new day and I am sure the players will perform well in the first match The June 4 game is very important for us not only because it is against India but also because it will go a long way in helping us qualify for the semi-finals Our team is quite balanced and has a nice blend of youthful exuberance and experience” Inzamam said while speaking to The Express Tribune Ganguly feels that in major ICC tournaments India have always dominated Pakistan as Indian team always had more quality players as compared to Pakistan “In early part of the 90s and even in early 2000s it is just that India played better than Pakistan in world tournaments because there was not much difference between the two sides The Pakistan team was a fantastic unit then with the likes of Wasim (Akram) Waqar (Younis) Inzamam (ul-Haq) Saeed Anwar Javed Miandad and Salim Malik “But 2005 onwards the Pakistan team has not been the same as it used to be They have lost to India on quality they have lost to India on ability and somehow India have reacted to big match pressure much better than Pakistan Regarding technique of the Indian players in comparison to Pakistan Ganguly said “The technique and quality of Indian players have been better than Pakistan’s You see in Pakistan there is rare brilliance but every time they have been under pressure they have tried to fight or hit their way out of pressure which has not worked for them But every time you see India under pressure they are a team which would seem have soaked in the pressure “They have batted and played difficult situations well and then have dominated” said Ganguly For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: AP | Seoul | Published: August 2 2016 4:52 pm China takes the top four spots but after that comes players from Germany Japan Taiwan Hong Kong Belarus and South Korea (Source: Reuters) Top News China’s overwhelming domination of table tennis at the Olympics will likely continue in Rio but there’s drama about just which member of the talented Chinese national team will prevail Starting on Saturday there will also be intense competition among the rest of the world for bronze and just maybe a surprise gold or silver Among the other stories that could captivate: A 16-year-old American looks to make his name internationally war-torn Syria gets its first Olympic table tennis entry and two female Paralympian athletes will also compete in Olympic matches Even if it’s another largely all-China affair fans who tune in will be treated to a mesmerizing mix of wicked spins and powerful slams with players rocketing the small lightweight white plastic ball at each other in a blur of slicing parabolas Here’s a look at what to expect from the world’s most popular racket sport otherwise known as pingpong: THE CHINA SCRAMBLE Just qualifying for a Chinese team that has taken home 24 of 28 gold medals since table tennis became an Olympic sport in 1988 and all the golds at the past two Games is a major achievement For instance the current women’s world No 1 Liu Shiwen didn’t get one of her country’s two spots for singles though she will be part of the team competition Instead it will be London champion Li Xiaoxia now ranked No 5 and reigning world champion and world No 2 Ding Ning who won silver in London going to Rio in singles For the men’s side current world No 2 Fan Zhendong a rising young star and world No 3 Xu Xin didn’t make the Chinese singles team London champion Zhang Jike who was named after Brazilian soccer star Zico will go to Rio in singles despite being ranked No 4 in the world and putting in erratic performances since London Zhang for instance lost in the first round of a June tournament in South Korea to a player from Taiwan ranked No 63 at the time The other Chinese man for singles will be Ma Long the current world No 1 who lost in the finals of that South Korean tournament to Xu Xin THE REST OF THE WORLD Although still a source of national pride some see a dip in table tennis’ popularity as China has become richer more confident and more curious about other sports The rest of the world meanwhile has been working to catch up They’ve been helped by a rule that limits each country to only two players for each singles event; that gives everyone else a chance for medals though mostly of the bronze variety While China has the top three women’s spots currently in the world rankings there are three Japanese in the top 10 as well as one player each from Germany and Singapore For men China takes the top four spots but after that comes players from Germany Japan Taiwan Hong Kong Belarus and South Korea The United States has never medaled in table tennis but there is excitement about the future Kanak Jha now 16 was the youngest male to qualify for table tennis in Olympic history when he made the US team in April while still 15 DOUBLE DUTY Two female Paralympian table tennis athletes will also compete in the Olympic games a first according to table tennis officials Natalia Partyka of Poland who was born without a right hand and forearm has been in the past two Summer Olympics in Beijing and London Partyka has also won gold three times at the Paralympics It is the first Olympics for Melissa Tapper of Australia whose right arm has nerve damage SYRIA Syria will send its first player to an Olympic table tennis tournament despite a long calamitous war Heba Allejji will represent Syria in Rio after being awarded a special place in the table tennis competition The 19-year-old is currently ranked No 713 in the world She has competed in international competitions before including the 2016 Asian Olympic qualifiers and the World Tour Qatar Open For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsManchester: Pep Guardiola is refusing to talk up his team’s title credentials despite three successive league wins taking Manchester City to within eight points of leaders Chelsea A 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Monday saw City leapfrog three sides and climb into second place after a goal in each half was enough to see off the challenge of Bournemouth at The Vitality Stadium But Guardiola conceded he can’t imagine Chelsea letting such a commanding lead slip in the remaining thirteen games of the season File picture of Pep Guardiola AFP “It’s so difficult because they have to lose three games and you have to win all the games and you know how difficult it is to win all the games in the Premier League” said Guardiola “Now before the game we were sixth and after the game we are second “That means the gap in those teams is nothing But to Chelsea still the gap is massive Eight points is such a lot” This was an accomplished away performance from City who were slick in possession and lethal on the counter “I am so so happy for the result” said Guardiola “We play really good in all circumstances especially in the last ten 15 minutes We had a thousand million passes We monopolised the ball We controlled the game with the passes It’s the best way to avoid the opponents” Raheem Sterling had struck the post three minutes before he opened the scoring with the assist for his goal coming from the outstanding Leroy Sane “Since the game against Arsenal I think he (Sane) made a click He’s so fast his intensity helped us a lot and 20 years old so I’m so happy for Manchester City because we will have a good player for many years” said Guardiola of the former Schalke forward ‘Pray for Jesus’ This victory came at the cost of an injury to prodigious Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus who up until withdrawing with a foot injury after 14 minutes had been keeping Sergio Aguero out of the starting eleven since his arrival in Manchester “Tomorrow morning we’ll know it” said Guardiola of the injury with the City manager adding he planned to “pray for Jesus” Aguero made the impact Guardiola would have hoped for City’s second came when Sterling bamboozled Adam Smith with a series of step-overs and crossed for Aguero who poked the ball in via Tyrone Mings’ toe “I’m happy for him (Aguero) For how he played for how he fights” said Guardiola “He’s an important player but for the last three games he didn’t play because the three guys in front were amazing” Eddie Howe can be pleased with the way his side applied themselves but with no wins so far in 2017 Bournemouth need points not performances –they are without a win this year and only six points above the relegation places “I can’t ask any more of the players in terms of how they conducted themselves tonight” said Howe “I just thought they were better “I thought they were very very good I have to say but my players couldn’t have given anymore to the game physically The attitude and the motivation was at a really good level I think today is a positive step forward for the team” Howe too was blighted by injuries and forced into two changes when first Simon Francis and then Jack Wilshere left the field with hamstring and ankle injuries respectively “He’s just feeling his ankle” said Howe of Wilshere “I don’t think there’s any major injury there He’s felt a pain in his ankle so we’ll have to assess him” Tehran:Iranians responded with anger and mockery on Saturday to the bellicose criticism of their government by US president Donald Trump who threatened to tear up the landmark nuclear deal Trump’s use of the phrase “Arabian Gulf” rather than “Persian Gulf” particularly hit a nerve in a country with a fierce nationalistic streak File image of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani AP “Everyone knew Trump’s friendship was for sale to the highest bidder We now know that his geography is too” wrote foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Twitter referring to the US alliance with Iran’s regional rival Saudi Arabia Despite pressure from the Arab Gulf monarchies most international bodies still use “Persian Gulf” as the conventional name for the region’s waterway and many Iranians shared photos of US veterans’ medals and graves referring to the “Persian Gulf conflict” of the 1990s In his White House speech on Friday Trump reeled off a list of grievances committed by the “Iranian dictatorship its sponsorship of terrorism and its continuing aggression in the Middle East and all around the world” He threatened to “terminate” the 2015 nuclear deal signed between Iran and six world powers unless Congress passed stringent new sanctions But as Iranians headed to their offices on Saturday — the first day of the work week in Iran — the reaction was often one of bemusement “Trump’s statements are so ridiculous that it actually works in Iran’s favour Speaking about the ‘Arabian Gulf’ is taken very badly by people here (Iran)” said Abbas a 40-year-old banker who only gave his first name “The reaction of the Europeans shows that the United States is isolated and only Saudi Arabia and Israel have supported Trump” he added The other signatories to the nuclear deal — Britain France Germany China and Russia — have called for its preservation saying that Iran is clearly sticking to its commitments File image of US president Donald Trump AP Trump’s efforts to reach out to ordinary Iranians who he referred to as the “longest-suffering victims” of the Islamic regime also appeared to have fallen on deaf ears with many recalling the travel ban he slapped on them earlier this year His Instagram page was inundated by more than a million comments mostly from jeering Iranians “I was so angry last night This person hates Iran so much that even if we don’t support the ideas of the regime we find ourselves supporting them and the Revolutionary Guards” said Layla 42 in her Tehran artisan shop “Trump stopped Iranians going to the US How can he say he’s on our side” she added ‘Baseless accusations’ For all the bluster Trump’s strategy was not as tough as many had predicted It placed new sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards but did not designate them a foreign terrorist organisation as trailed in the run-up to the speech The hardline Kayhan newspaper spun this as a victory saying Trump had not “dared” to do so after the Guards warned the US would have to move its regional bases out of reach of Iranian missiles President Hassan Rouhani had pushed back against the Revolutionary Guards’ deep involvement in the economy after winning re-election earlier this year But Trump’s threats have brought a new solidarity among Iran’s often fractious institutions “We have dissatisfactions for example there are economic problems” said Bahram Siavoshi 36 as he walked to work at a private finance firm in Tehran “But if it comes to it we will stand together to the end and will defend even the Guards Their efforts cannot be ignored If it wasn’t for them we would be like Syria or Yemen” Rouhani took to the airwaves shortly after Trump’s speech on Friday night dismissing it as “nothing but the repetition of baseless accusations and swear words” “He has not studied international law Can a president annul a multilateral international treaty on his own” Rouhani said Nonetheless the deal’s future hangs in the balance as the US Congress has 60 days to decide how to tighten sanctions or possibly introduce new red lines that would trigger a US response “If the Congress goes ahead with new sanctions then the deal is dead and Iran will restart its nuclear programme and move forward full-steam ahead in all fields” Mohammad Marandi a professor at the University of Tehran told AFP “Iran will probably invest even more than before in order to show the Americans that they can’t get away with destroying the agreement” The Pakistan foreign ministry on Thursday asked the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to the wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav according to media reports Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Pakistan directs the high commission in Delhi to provide visa to wife and mother who are scheduled to meet Jadhav on 25th December — IndiaTodayFLASH (@IndiaTodayFLASH) December 14 2017 According to Pakistan-based Geo TV Islamabad has also agreed to provide maximum security to Jadhav’s family during theirvisitto Pakistan The Indian High Commissioner too will be allowed to meet Jadhav Pakistan had earlier decided to allowrelatives of Jadhav to meet him on humanitarian grounds The Pakistan foreign ministry in its statement had said that Jadhav’s mother and wife would be allowed to meet him at a prisonon 25 December MEA had earlier sought a sovereign guarantee from Pakistan on the safety and security of Jadhav’s wife and her mother-in-law if they visit File image of Kulbhushan Jadhav News18 India had several times tried to arrange a meeting of Jadhav with his family members Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj had even written a “personal letter” to the advisor to the prime minister of Pakistan on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz asking for approval of Jadhav’s mothervisa application of so that she may travel to Pakistan Further the MEA also said they should not be questioned or harassed and that a diplomat from the Indian High Commission in Pakistan should be permitted to accompany them throughout their stay Jadhav 46 was arrested by Pakistan from the restive Balochistan province in 2016 and was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism A press release from Pakistan’s foreign ministry website stated that Jadhav had “confessed” in a Pakistani court “that he was tasked by RAW to plan coordinate and organise espionage terrorist and sabotage activities aimed at destabilizing and waging war against Pakistan” India has claimed that he was kidnapped from Iran where he ran business after having retired from the Navy India had even approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May seeking a provisional stay to the execution of Jadhav which was granted The court had fixed 13 June 13 September and 13 December as dates for India to file its documents and for Pakistan to file counter-documents The order was made after taking into account the views of both the parties With inputs from agencies By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: August 9 2017 12:23 am Mamata Banerjee said it is a matter of pride that Kolkata would host the U-17 Football World Cup final (Source: PTI) Top News West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to erect a bust of former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya “I think there should a bust of Jagmohan Dalmiya in CAB The way we cannot forget Gostho Pal in football we cannot forget Dalmiya in cricket” Mamata who was the chief guest at the CAB annual awards said in her address “The way he has worked for CAB and took Bengal cricket forward we can never forget his contribution” she said of Dalmiya who died as BCCI President two years ago The CAB already has a proposal to install Dalmiya’s bustnear Dr BC Roy Club House at Eden Gardens entrance but it’s pending with the Ministry of Defence the custodians of the land “We are trying for it but it’s pending with the Army for about two years now We need their permission to do anything here” CAB president Sourav Ganguly said Mamata also said it is a matter of pride that Kolkata would host the U-17 Football World Cup final in October “It’s a matter of pride We will get to see the future of world football This is a huge gain for Kolkata Sport is part of our culture” he said Mamata was gifted a personalised wall clock by CAB For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | London | Published: October 17 2017 12:26 pm Italy still have hope of qualifying for Russia World Cup (Source: AP) Top News Italy will learn their World Cup play-off fate on Tuesday as the four-time winners join seven other European countries in the draw for the decisive two-legged ties Gian Piero Ventura’s side have been forced to take their chances in the treacherous play-offs after finishing second in their qualifying group behind Spain Italy who last won the World Cup in 2006 are joined in the draw by fellow runners-up Switzerland Croatia Denmark Northern Ireland Sweden the Republic of Ireland and Greece While the Azzurri are the most star-studded of the countries competing in the play-offs several of their rivals for a place in next year’s finals in Russia also have intriguing tales Northern Ireland are within touching distance of a first World Cup berth since 1986 after Michael O’Neill’s men maintained the momentum from their successful qualification for Euro 2016 The Republic of Ireland will hope to avoid a repeat of their agonising World Cup play-off defeat against France in 2009 when Thierry Henry’s controversial handball helped eliminate them The Republic last made the World Cup in 2002 but they survived the play-offs to reach the European Championships in 2012 and 2016 Sweden World Cup runners-up in 1958 finished behind France in their qualification group and are bidding to reach the finals for the first time since 2006 The eight qualified teams have been divided into two pots based on the world rankings announced by FIFA on Monday Switzerland (11th) Italy (15th) Croatia (18th) and Denmark (19th) will be in pot one and will play one of the four teams in pot two The second pot will contain Northern Ireland (23rd) Sweden (25th) Republic of Ireland (26th) and Greece (47th) The draw will take place at FIFA’s Zurich headquarters at 1200 GMT on Tuesday The first legs will be held between November 9-11 and the second legs between November 12-14 The winner of each tie is decided by the aggregate number of goals each team scores over the two legs while in the event of a draw on aggregate the side with more away goals goes through If there is no deciding factor at the end of normal time then the tie will go to extra time with the away-goals rule still applicable at the end of that period If there is still no winner then the tie will go to a penalty shoot-out The ties will determine who qualifies from Europe alongside group winners France Portugal Germany Serbia Poland England Spain Belgium and Iceland For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 14 2017 7:25 pm Karman Kaur will next face Chinese fifth seed Xinyu Gao for a place in the final (Source: Facebook) Top News Rising singles player Karman Kaur Thandi recorded the biggest win of her career by knocking out world number 134 Fangzhou Liu to progress to the semifinals of the ITF women’s event in Naiman China The unseeded Indian shocked the second seed Chinese 6-4 7-6(4) in the quarterfinals of the USD 25000 ITF hard court event The 19-year-old Indian ranked 413 broke her fancied rival thrice in the opening set and lost her serve twice In the second set Karman prevailed in the tie-breaker after trading a break with the Chinese “It was a good match I served well on big points and in the tie break I was prepared to play a tough match She is a very good player and I was focussing on one point at a time and gave my best out there” Karman who has been supported by doubles star Mahesh Bhupathi told PTI from Naiman Karman has been training at the academy of French coach Patrick Mouratogloum who is also coach of legendary Serena Williams She will now fight it out with Chinese fifth seed Xinyu Gao for a place in the final Gao ousted compatriot Wushuang Zheng 6-2 6-4 in her quarterfinal match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: March 3 2014 12:11 am Related News A political argument for economic reform has not been convincingly made It could be Modi’s opportunity In his recent speeches Narendra Modi has made some gestures towards a forward-looking economic agenda He has made two significant reversals batting for a goods and services tax (GST) and also telling traders not to feel intimidated by foreign retailers and online commerce but to be invigorated by these changes Modi had been the only serious obstruction to the GST despite consensus among other chief ministers industry bodies Now he says his objection had only stemmed from a lack of faith in the technology backbone required for successful implementation He had also opposed FDI in retail when it was advocated by the Centre but seems to have changed his position to one more in keeping with Gujarat’s entrepreneurial energies Modi’s economic statements have tended to focus on a few important areas — urbanisation infrastructure greater freedom to states more productive PSUs tax reform etc He has spoken of how the external affairs ministry must focus on economic diplomacy These are encouraging signals but Modi needs to make sure the message isn’t lost amid the conflicting statements put out by his party Some of Modi’s own rhetoric and actions have blunted his credentials — he has attacked the UPA’s reduced gas subsidies and his party’s economic manifesto sounded like an NAC dream with its “right to health” promise of higher procurement prices etc Some of his lightbulb ideas like optic fibre networks and new cities are already being implemented Modi has spoken of reducing corruption but has yet to explain how he intends to roll back state capture by powerful business interests He speaks of better PSUs without offering his roadmap for labour law reform There is an empty space in our politics as the Congress AAP and others tilt further leftwards building their brands on grievance rather than aspiration and buoyancy Modi has tried to speak of tapping the power of markets in creating an efficient grit-free administration that gets out of the way of entrepreneurship If he hews to these beliefs he would offer a much-needed alternative that could give heft and shape to the economic debate ahead ofa crucial election For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: The railways said on Sunday that it has distributed a total of Rs 25 lakh so far as ex-gratia to the affected passengers and the kin of the dead in the Utkal Express accident The number of the dead stood at 20 and those injured in the derailment in Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening was 92 Member Traffic Railways Mohammad Jamshed told reporters in New Delhi “Forty percent of the passengers are insured under the e-ticket scheme Other than that the railways pay its own compensation as well as ex-gratia” he told reporters in Delhi Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced that Rs 35 lakh will be paid to the kin of the dead Rs 50000 to the grievously injured and Rs 25000 to those with minor injuries “We have paid a total of Rs 25 lakh as of now” he said A mangled coach of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express train being hauled off the tracks by a crane at the accident site in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar on Sunday PTI Northern Railways had earlier said 21 people had been killed and 97 injured in the Utkal Express derailment Under the insurance scheme started by Prabhu in 2016 passengers are given the option of insurance cover at the time of booking the ticket on the website of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) If a passenger decides to opt for it then the premium amount is added to the ticket cost The cover includes death or total disability insurance of Rs 10 lakh; partial disability insurance of up to Rs 75 lakh; hospitalisation expenses of up to Rs 2 lakh The facility is available to those who book e-tickets through the IRCTC platform and does not include the suburban trains The scheme is available only for confirmed and reservation against cancellation (RAC) ticket holders and covers all passengers except children below 5 years and foreign citizens The railways also provide compensation under the Railway Act 1989 to passengers who are victims of accidents Under it the amount of compensation payable in case of death is Rs 4 lakhs For injuries the amount varies from Rs 32000 to Rs 400000 depending on their nature This however brings down the compensation figure announced by Northern Railways in the Utkal Express derailment in its release which said that the number of injured was 97 and the total deaths in the derailment was 21 “We have come to this list after meeting passengers in seven hospitals Our director general health services provided us this list of injured and dead Ninety-two is our final figure of the injured out of which 22 are grievously injured Seventy people have simple injuries and 20 are dead” Jamshed said “However we assure you that every passenger even if he is suffering from the most minor injury will get assistance from the railways whether medical or ex-gratia” he said Jamshed said that eight coaches of the derailed have so far been put on the track and the other five will be “rerailed” by tonight “The traffic on that line will be restored by 10 pm today” he said The affected passengers have been sent to Haridwar by buses and taxis and all arrangements have been made for them he said Indian? 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