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the effect percolating to families and entire population at little cost. (The writer is an editorial consultant and co-founder of The Goodwill Project. alongside child actor Afaan Khan, Taking the first option, This was a first. He describes it as a ‘dream come true’. Rickie Fowler (70),integrated state water plan?mismanagement and corruption in large dam projects had become rampant in the department The preparation of the integrated state water plan was entrusted to the water board under the Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA) Act 2005 As the name suggeststhe state water board is a high-power committee constituted under the presidentship of the chief secretary Principal secretaries of planning and finance departmentssecretaries of water conservationwater supplyenergy and environmentwater resources and agriculture departmentsalong with the divisional commissioners of all six revenue departments were supposed to be ex offico members of the board Replying to the RTI applicationthe additional secretary of the water resources department said while the gazette notification pertaining to the setting up of the water board was issued by the government in 2005it never met in all these years The reply also said the draft integrated water plan had not been prepared as of now This is in complete violation of the MWRRA Actwhich had stipulated that the draft water plan should be presented to the government within six months of formulation of the Act The plan was supposed to be presented to the states water council to be headed by the chief minister The council was to finalise the draft plan and also periodically upgrade it The water plan for the state was to take stock of water availabilitymap the state for feasible thermal projectsgive the go-ahead for dams in suitable areas and manage the water resources of the state Had the water plan of the state been in placeproper planning for the big ticket projects would have been possible Howeverin the absence of any such guidelinesthere is a lack of standardisation of the projects and inflation of the estimates for the projects?there are 70% girls and 30% boys. we opted for democracy as our political system post-Independence.

2017 5:11 am At the book fair inaugurated on Saturday at Exhibition ground in Sector 34,2016 for adoption of recommendation by the committee and adoption of Memorandum and Articles as proposed by the Committee." Thakur further stated. Mehsana’s district TB officer. as India Spend reported on October 14. According to the prosecution, 2012 2:32 am Related News A special Court of CBI, "I’ve been really impressed with that and hopefully he can have a really nice week at his home ground.was involved in demanding a bribe of Rs 30 lakh from a litigant to obtain a favourable order from the state consumer redressal forum, for example.

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Jakub Szymczyna (36) – Poland (Actor) Walk-on part to lead role in the cage A searing pain stung his nose It was broken Jakub Szymczyna (pronounced ‘Shim Chi Nah’) sat on the grass of an American Football field in Poland clutching his face as a medical team sprinted across the park to assess the damage Yet within that time a dangerous thought occurred to him What if the injury left a scar that would hamper his acting career “They just twisted the nose and put it back in the socket There was no more fear” he says That same fear briefly struck him when he first started playing kabaddi two years ago – along with the rest of Poles Now it’s only his wife Martina who often advises him words of caution – particularly before he travelled for the World Cup “She told me not to let them kill me” he says laughing It’s a journey he took despite his wife expecting their first child sometime during the Ahmedabad event Yet it wasn’t a decision that he had many thoughts against making After all kabaddi is the only line of occupation that has been working positively for the 36-year-old For the past 13 years Kuba – as he is called by his teammates – has been a struggling actor shuffling between roles in television serials theatre and even music videos So far his list of roles includes a journalist romantic lead and even a Viking warrior His more renowned project has been a monologue on the life of legendary ballet dancer and choreographer Vatslav Nijinsky Still he is waiting for a breakthrough project “It’s very difficult because you need to enjoy the type of project you’re getting So far I haven’t had that one role that I’ve been especially proud of” he laments Outside the reel life too he’s juggled between roles from being a kindergarten teacher in Ireland to returning to Poland to work as a chef and postman One constant that remained was his participation in capoeira — a martial art that soon gave way to American football and then Kabaddi Along with a handful of players Kuba has been in the national team since Poland first started playing the sport Since then he’s been consumed by it So much so that he was willing to miss the birth of his first child to compete “My wife too was very supportive of it And she’s said not to worry provided I don’t get killed here” he adds Takamitsu Kono (23)– Japan (Buddhist priest) The Bulletproof Monk As a bonafide Buddhist priest Takamitsu Kono’s responsibilities involve compulsory prayer routines twice a day On kabaddi match days though the evening session includes a special set of prayers “No injuries and a win for Japan” he says smiling Hours later the 23-year-old is sizing up an American raider from his favoured right-corner position The defender floats into his opponent’s blind spot and then makes his move With blistering pace he sprints across the mat and unleashes a powerful dash into the hapless opponent — striking the waist region with his shoulder blade It’s a technique for which the bulletproof monk credits his four years-worth of experience of playing as a scrum-half in rugby during his college days The enthusiastic celebration soon makes way for the realisation that his opponent is hurt And so switching roles back to becoming the practitioner of peace from the brawny snarling kabaddi player Kono helps his crushed opponent back to his feet joins his hands and bows his head “The spirit is still gentle” he says Kono has been a part of the Japanese kabaddi set-up for over two years even playing for his country at the 2014 Asian Games after he featured in the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League season Yet his primary calling has always been one towards the calmer path of priesthood “My father is also a priest and I used to accompany him for prayers since I was a little boy I knew quite early that this was what I wanted to do” he mentions A minor distraction in the form of rugby did come in the way and with his father’s permission Kono learnt the sport and excelled in it But while he was studying Buddhism at college he came across kabaddi and it stuck A qualified monk for over a year now Kono often pays visits to the families of the recently departed to offer prayers Invariably the topic falls to kabaddi “Sometimes after praying they look up videos of kabaddi and I explain it to them” Even among his holy peers — who are rarely seen without being dressed in their traditional robes the Saitama resident brought in a fascination “They asked me to bring them the Japan jersey when I come back” he laughs David Ritchey (27) – USA (Rapper/tattoo artist) From marching to Obama’s drum beat The weight of the tuba used to cause David Ritchey some trouble early on The massive 15-20 kg brass instrument needed to be strapped to his skinny frame before he could march with it But it’s a feat he championed and soon enough he got the call-up to feature in the marching band that was to play at US President Barack Obama’s inauguration Still he looks more at that experience eight years ago as a benefit to his recent tryst with kabaddi “Playing the tuba takes a lot of breath So I was well equipped for it when I came to kabaddi” says the 27-year-old who is a part of the American team at the Kabaddi World Cup The squad was assembled just a month ago and subsequently Ritchey made arrangements for leave from his predominant jobs as a tattoo artist and professional rapper — KIP or ‘Knowledge is Power’ being his stage name “I can freestyle in a moment kabaddi is my opponent…” he demonstrates Additionally he is a skilled artist as well with the wood-burning sculpting technique being his latest endeavor At an art festival — Fuzzy Pineapple Festival — where Ritchey was playing the bass guitar in his band — The Few G’s — he overheard a friend talking about the kabaddi World Cup and decided to inquire further A day later he was in the team “It was surreal to play in a World Cup straightaway Sometimes you don’t believe it because we went from babies to a World Cup” he mentions In the coming few weeks Ritchey is looking to using his musical background to come up with a theme song for US kabaddi Over the years he’s held the likes of Michael Jackson legendary bassist Abraham Laboriel and even Bob Marley as his musical inspirations – he has a tattoo of Marley’s face on his right arm Meanwhile he’s been dealing with his fans back home constantly asking about the game ever since he first made it to the team “I say it is like professional tag and a bit like rugby” he says England – Someshwar Kalia (26) Nikesh Farmah (24) Keshav Gupta (23) Joshua Enson (22) Doctor Hu tu tu The banter never ceases “He’s just a dentist That’s not even a doctor” Keshav Gupta says to Nikesh Farmah “Well he isn’t even a doctor yet” is the reply It’s an endless episode of ribbing that originated from a rivalry the two England kabaddi players shared across the mat during college At the same time though there is much more that connects the pair together along with Joshua Enson and national captain Someshwar Kalia For starters each of the four England players has an Indian background Furthermore all come from a medical stream in terms of vocation While Farmah is a qualified and practising dentist Gupta and Enson are doctors in training while Kalia is a professional pharmacist “We’re always saying that we can fix each other up should injuries happen no problem” jokes Kalia whose grandparents had moved to England before his parents were born The quartet first met each other during inter-college kabaddi matches — a level which holds a strong culture for the sport with the likes of elite institutions such as London School of Economics and Imperial College competing Having graduated from the University of Manchester last year 24-year-old Farmah has his own clinic while 26-year-old Kalia works in London Gupta (23) and Enson (22) meanwhile are in their last and penultimate years respectively at Imperial College Practice sessions normally take place on a judo mat which doesn’t allow for shoes “It’s softer so we have to play barefoot else we’ll get blisters” Kalia says Ironically the kabaddi mat and shoes were introduced to make the sport popular among Europeans But when news broke of the World Cup the quartet recall watching their families go down memory lane Given their Indian ancestry — Kalia Farmah and Gupta boasting of roots from Punjab while Enson hails from Kerala — ‘kabaddi’ wasn’t an unfamiliar sport “I used to play it back in the day when I was in my village” Kalia imitates his grandfather saying Enson meanwhile gets calls from his father before each match “He starts explaining the rules to me” he says incredulously “I say ‘I know Dad I’m at the World Cup’” he adds Mariano Pascual (22) – Argentina (Rodeo) Rodeo to Raider Life for Mariano Pascual has been all about showmanship After all when he isn’t studying for his physical education degree at college the Junin Argentina resident is among the star performers at weekend Rodeo shows “Gaucho Mariano” he asserts is his proper title To the 22-year-old gaucho or cowboy the world of sport had mostly been about the rodeo Finding himself on the saddle of a wild horse he would wait for the holding doors to open while trying to find a soft grip on the reins to avoid friction burns on the fingers from the ordeal ahead And once the doors would open he had the straightforward task of holding on for the 20 second target as the powerful steed would do its best to throw him off A star on the circuit Mariano has grown used to the idea of seeing his face on posters pinned up in the mud arenas of Junin ahead of a gala event What he isn’t yet used to though is seeing his photograph on a passport It’s a document he had to attain in September when he was added to the roster of the Argentina national team that is playing the Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmedabad And just two months before the selection he was introduced to the game At a seminar on ‘alternative sports’ — essentially non-Olympic events — held at his college Mariano met the Argentine coach Riccardo Acuna “I was scared when the coach said I have to go to India But then he said it’s a World Cup and I’m to play for Argentina So I agreed” he says In turn Acuna asserts Mariano’s speed and footwork were what he found most attractive “His rodeo work has given him strong legs for speed And all Argentinians have good footwork because of football” he mentions Hailing from the town of O’Brien 50 km from Junin Mariano grew up on his parents’ stud farm learning how to ride and tame horses as a 12-year-old Kabaddi has been a different phenomenon for him yet one his gaucho days have prepared him for “I have fallen off horses so many times and it’s been much more dangerous This game looks safer” he says smiling For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: December 2 2015 6:57 pm Farhan Akhtar said “Personally if I hear the national anthem being played I will stand because it evokes a certain respect in me” Related News Actor Farhan Akhtar today shared his thoughts on standing up in attention while the national anthem is being played Talking about himself and how he would respond when he hears our national anthem being played Farhan said “Personally if I hear the national anthem being played I will stand because it evokes a certain respect in me” Watch Video (app users click here) The ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ actor however refused to pass his opinion on the recent episode where a family was forced to leave a multiplex for not standing while the national anthem was being played “There is a Supreme Court ruling as to what a person should do when the national anthem is being played It is up to each individual to decide whether they want to follow or not follow the ruling Supreme Court is supreme court and their judgement is there for anyone to follow or challenge if they want to” said Farhan For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsNew Delhi:Hours after slight improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR the national capital again started inhaling toxins as the quality of air deteriorated from "poor" in the morning to "very poor" in the evening on Saturday The major pollutant PM25 or particles with diameter less than 25 micro metre was recorded above 300 units The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Saturday recorded the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi-NCR at 301 and Delhi recorded 308 at 7 pm Representational image PTI PM25 across Delhi and NCR was above 300 units throughout the day at least 12 times beyond the safe limit On Saturday evening Ghaziabad was most polluted in NCR with the city recording 370 units Gurgaon recorded 325 units While Noida recorded 363 units Faridabad recorded 315 units Mahesh Palawat director of Skymet a private weather forecast agency said due to rain dust particles had settled in the morning "However by evening there was a fall in temperature and the wind speed was low hence the particles got condensed and there was a drop in the air quality" He added Delhi may again witness drizzling on Saturday tonight and the pollution level could go down According to SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research) an app instituted by the Ministry of Earth Science Delhi’s air quality on Saturday evening was "very poor" and is expected to remain "very poor" for next three days Of 10 monitoring stations of SAFAR spread across Delhi-NCR 7 recorded very poor air quality with Mathura road in south Delhi and IGI T-3 recording the worst PM25 concentration at least 320 units Earlier in the morning notably most of the 17 monitoring stations of the CPCB in Delhi found air quality on Saturday in the "poor" bracket In neighbouring Noida Ghaziabad and Gurugram the AQI also showed "poor" category Experts said the rain in the national capital on Friday night and early Saturday morning was responsible for the improvement in air quality Palawat said air quality had improved due to overnight rain wind from the northwest and cyclonic formation in Rajasthan "The western disturbance has moved away from hills and hill states that have witnessed rainfall and snowfall So winds from northwest with speed of upto 15 kilometre per hour are bringing pollution levels down The situation will be better day-by-day" Palawat said in the morning He said rains always had a washout effect on particulate matter SAFAR records 24-hour rolling averages of PM10 and PM25 and uses this data to estimate the AQI PM10 and PM25 are ultra-fine particles that are the dominant pollutants in Delhi The acceptable levels of PM10 and PM 25 are 100g/m3 and 60g/m3 respectively The larger particulate matter measured by PM10 docked at 199 g/m3 in the morning while PM25 which measures very poor and more dangerous particulate matter hovered around 130 g/m3 An official of the India Meteorological Department said the city recorded one mm rainfall in the 24 hours till 830 am on Saturday The Safdarjung observatory recorded 1 millimetre rainfall Palam 04 millimetre Lodi Road 02 millimetre Ayanagar 03 millimetre and Ridge 04 millimetre Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Published: December 4 2009 11:50 am Related News Cast: Amitabh BahchanAbhishek BachchanVidya BalanArundhati NagParesh Rawal Director: R Balki Rating:** How would you feel if your father went on national TV and confessed that you were a result of what was clearly a passionate interludeminus any thought of consequences The gap between condom and contraception is filled by 12 year old Aurowho has a bald headawkward gaitand a disease thats progressively pushing him into the grave Theres grace in Aurobut not in Paas scriptwhich sags under the weight of many more such obvious statements Paa is the story of a boy who has Progeriaa degenerative disease that accelerates aging manifold So twelve-going-on-thirteen Auro (Amitabhin marvellous make-up) suffers from the problems of a frail 80 year oldwhowe are toldis in constant mortal danger When your lead characters arc is so defined from the films initial framesyou can leaven predictability by taking us places we havent been before But director R Balki doesnt surprise us enoughand that makes a film that could have been extra-ordinaryless than Some of it is nice enough The interactions between Auro and his schoolmates are lively and engagingwhich includes his running away from a cute little girl whos always chasing him Twelve year old boys are known to do these thingsand the directors penchant for creating preternaturally wise children (R Balkis debut Cheeni Kum also had a grandmotherly young thing suffering from an incurable disease) stands him in good stead hereovercoming Amitabhs slight confusion in toneold man playing a young boy playing an old man With his wheedling (dont want bland khichdi, In the penalty shoot out, download Indian Express App ?lu’s nomination may also precipitate a debate centered on 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