janmdin mubarak ho ! http://s.tco/P6Xre7sdL9 — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 17 2017 Celebrities like Anil Kapoor Farah Khan and Shekhar Ravijiani expressed their fondness for the “charming” Padma Bhushan awardee via social media platforms While Anil wished Akhtar saying he is a “man whose words can start a revolution” actor Suniel Shetty hailed him as the “finest wordsmith” Rakesh Roshan Farah Khan Shekhar Ravjiani Divya Dutta Shankar Mahadevan Shraddha Kapoor Ehsaan Noorani and Kailash Kher were among the others who wished the veteran writer For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | London | Updated: July 7 2017 11:46 pm Novak Djokovic went into Wimbledon on the back of winning in Eastbourne however and has cruised through his two matches so far (Source: File) Related News Andre Agassi says that he and Novak Djokovic need to learn to trust each other if their partnership is to deliver results for the world number four Agassi was hired by Djokovic before the French Open in a bid to address his poor run of form but the Serb was badly beaten by Austrian Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros Djokovic went into Wimbledon on the back of winning in Eastbourne however and has cruised through his two matches so far at the All England Club “Novak is a great person I really enjoy him I respect him and I think we are starting to trust each other more” Agassi told Reuters Television in an interview The American who won all four slams in a glittering career is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Wimbledon triumph and is also working as an ambassador for coffee company Lavazza But his main task is to help Djokovic find the killer touch that has drifted out of his game in recent months and he says that requires work from both parties “He is not directing me as much as we are learning It is my job to learn him first and I am still learning Then to figure out what is it that keeps you from a feeling in full flight and problem-solve” he said “That requires trust — trust that I am going to learn him first and trust from him that he is going to buy into it and believe it and you remove all the hesitation that happens in a tennis court that keep someone from executing at their highest level” he said Agassi has also focused on getting Djokovic to focus his attention purely on elements of the sport that he can control something he says the Serb has done well “He has given everything I am asking for in terms of heart fight and also the execution what the plan is The stuff you can’t control we are starting to forget about – like the courts the wind bad calls or anything else” he said The link-up with Djokovic is 47-year-old Agassi’s first coaching job and marks his return to the game after retiring from the tour in 2006 The former world number one who won eight Grand Slam titles in total says he is enjoying the different stimulus that comes with coaching “There is a level of pressure that is interesting because you are responsible for somebody else’s hopes and dreams” he said “I take that very seriously That pressure comes and goes and in between you are more relaxed than as a player and you get to take in your environment” he said The Las Vegas born Agassi is married to seven-times Wimbledon champion Steffi Graf For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by NILESH YELGUNDE | Pune | Published: January 14 2017 4:27 am Polish director Bartosz M Kowalski Top News “Every morning we get up to a flood of news with a lot of violence in it but do we even notice While going through our daily dose of newspaper a celebrity going on a vacation and a person getting killed in daylight is equally exciting or not exciting for us We have actually stopped sensing the violence and its omnipresence in our lives” said Polish director Bartosz M Kowalski whose Polish film Playground was screened at Pune International Film Festival on Friday Sharing the point of trigger for Playground he said “In 1993 a two-year-old kid was abducted from a shopping mall in Liverpool and was actually cut into pieces by two boys aged 10 years The news shook me to the core As an artiste I could not take this as just another incident of crime It compelled me to do a lot of research on child psychology and then the child psychopaths I found many other incidents in which children were involved in gross violence I just could not stop there I had to vent it out and thus the film came into being” The film is made in a very non-stereotypical way which the director said was deliberate “These days we see a lot of violence in our movies and it does not even register in our minds When people are being killed on our screens we keep munching on our popcorn” he said adding that he was wary of Playground being seen in the same way which made him treat the film in an unconventional way It included minimum use of lights while shooting no crane shots no close-ups and less camera craft” he said “I didn’t want them to think that this is just a film and not to be taken seriously I wish they take it as a matter of fact something which is not merely happening on the screen but can happen with ourselves when we step out of the theatre” he added According to Kowalski the violence that is seen in the children is sometimes rooted in their surroundings families and his upbringing Sometimes troubled relationships of the parents the political surroundings like refugee crises and civil wars also seed violence in the minds of the toddlers “We need to sit down and think what are we giving in legacy to our next generations The rise of far right governments around the world the extremist stands that are being taken openly and even the outright promotion of violence by those who matter is a serious thing We can’t afford not to take cognisance of all this” said the young filmmaker For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: August 25 2017 5:01 pm Lewis Hamilton said he still felt young at heart despite the ‘crazy’ 200 race milestone and also privileged and grateful (Source: Reuters) Top News Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is hungrier than ever and out for ‘blood’ as the Mercedes driver prepares for his 200th race in Formula One this weekend The 32-year-old Briton is 14 points behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with nine races remaining and has yet to take an outright lead in the championship against a formidable opponent But he expects to remedy that starting in Belgium on Sunday “One thing for sure in this second part of the season… is that I’m here for blood I’m here to win and I’m here to stay” he said “It’s strange When you’re racing for so long it’s my 200th race you would think that maybe your passion or your desire to win would fade But it’s stronger than ever And that’s exciting for me” The most successful current racer in terms of wins if not titles Hamilton can also equal seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 pole positions at Spa on Saturday That would be a symbolic milestone to reach with Spa also marking the 25th anniversary of Schumacher’s first grand prix win but Hamilton’s thoughts were focused on the task at hand Reinvigorated by his August break and smitten by his first visit to Cuba Hamilton said he was ready for anything and determined to raise his game “I want the next nine (races) to all be 10s I want you guys to be standing there with those boards: 10 10 10” he said “I’m going to be ahead of him (Vettel) in every single race from now on that’s my goal No games I’m here to win I want it just as much if not more than anyone else this year” HISTORY Hamilton made his debut with McLaren in 2007 missing the title by a single point but winning in 2008 – again by one point after making a crucial overtake on the last corner of the last lap in Brazil His move to Mercedes in 2013 brought two more championships – in 2014 and 2015 – but he missed out last year to now-retired German team mate Nico Rosberg He has won 57 of his 199 races four this year and could soon become the first Briton to win four titles – the same number Vettel has Hamilton said he still felt young at heart despite the ‘crazy’ 200 race milestone and also privileged and grateful Not that he could remember all of his races or even select a favourite “My first grand prix was such a huge highlight My first grand prix win Silverstone grand prix win Monaco grand prix win Winning the title in Brazil was a highlight It wasn’t actually a great experience but it was still a highlight in my career” he said “I think a favourite would probably be a wet race… when you’ve come from 10th or fourth and you outsmart the guys ahead of you and exploit the car as no-one thought you could “When you come back and your engineers didn’t expect to see the speed you had that’s an amazing feeling” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More 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Sushant stepped into Bollywood with the film Kai Po Che and got the critical and commercial success of M. launched on International Human Rights Day to commemorate B R Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary,while the complainant had lost more than Rs 15 lakh, said a police officer Two of the other suspended officers have been identified as inspector Sarmalkar and sub-inspector Bharmi Three other constables from LT Marg police stationwho were part of the investigationhave also been suspended The inquiry was announced by state Home Minister R R Patil in April last year against Sonawaneafter leader of the opposition in the Legislative CouncilVinod Tawdehad alleged that Sonwane was also extorting money from builders After the inquiry was initiatedSonawane was transferred to Mahim police station For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew York: A commemorative Diwali stamp will be issued by the US in 2016 capping seven years-long efforts by Indian-Americans and influential American lawmakers to have a stamp marking the Indian festival of lights a move welcomed by the community The stamp that shows a photo of a traditional ‘diya’ lit against a sparkling gold background and the words ‘Forever USA 2016’ written below will be formally unveiled on 5 October "An important recognition for the more than 3 million Indian-Americans who celebrate Diwali" tweeted Senator Mark Warner Co-Chair of the Senate India Caucus An important recognition for the more than 3 million Indian Americans who celebrate #Diwali https://tco/AxbxYh0TzB Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) August 24 2016 The postage stamp will be issued by the US Postal Service (USPS) from November "honouring Diwali the festival of lights" Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from New York said USPS Sally Andersen-Bruce of Connecticut photographed the diya and Greg Breeding of Virginia designed the stamp with William Gicker of Washington serving as the project’s art director The Diwali stamp is a result of "years and years of hard work" Maloney said on Wednesday She lamented that despite Diwali being an "important spiritual and cultural festival" for many Indian-Americans and millions around the world it had not been given its own commemorative stamp till now Given that every other major religion has its own commemorative stamp she said a stamp for Diwali had been a long over-due She was joined by India’s Consul General in the city Riva Ganguly Das Chair of the Diwali Stamp Project Ranju Batra and eminent Indian-American attorney Ravi Batra as she made the "historic" announcement from the steps of the City Hall Maloney underscored that the stamp would also be a "very important revenue generator" for the US postal department The efforts in the Indian-American community had been spearheaded by Ranju Batra who as chair of the Diwali stamp project and with the help of other community leaders got tens of thousands of signatures for petitions to issue the stamp Maloney had also informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visits to the US in 2014 and 2015 about efforts to get a Diwali postage stamp issued Batra said Ravi Batra called the move as the "strongest soft power that combines a billion people of India" as he lauded Maloney for her years-long efforts Among other lawmakers Senators Mark Warner and John Cornyn and House members Joe Crowley Ed Royce Ami Bera and George Holding all past or present co-chairs of their chamber’s India Caucuses also led significant campaigns to assure Congressional support for this measure Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard the only Hindu member of Congress led the most recent write in campaign to the USPS with hundreds of signatories "This has been a long and arduous process but this act by the USPS to recognize this special day and to further increase and enrich our nation’s tapestry of religious and cultural diversity will be greatly appreciated by many" Gabbard said "This year and for many more diyas and spirits will shine brighter as will greetings cards and gift packages sent donning the Diwali stamp" said Suhag Shukla Hindu American Foundation (HAF) executive director and legal counsel New Delhi:Even as the opposition parties trained their guns at the BJP for the anti-Dalit violence in Gujarat Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday complimented the state government for acting swiftly Responding to the Congress members during the zero hour Rajnath Singh said "Gujarat government deserves all appreciation for the speedy and effective manner it acted after the incident" He added that nine persons have been arrested in this connection Home Minister Rajnath Singh PTI "Of these seven persons are in the judicial custody while two others are in the police custody Moreover the state government has suspended four police personnel including an inspector and also initiated disciplinary action for negligence of duty" Singh said amid repeated protests from opposition members including Congress floor leader Malikkarjun Kharge and Bhagwant Mann of the Aam Aadmi Party "Judging by the gravity of the crime the state government has already ordered a probe by CID Crime Branch" Rajnath Singh said He said the incident happened after a group of people attacked members of a Dalit family who were skinning a "dead cow" The Home Minister said the state government is also trying to set up a special court for speedy trial of the case? ‘Ringmaster’ is a character which takes villainy to new heights,it had proposed a five-fold increase in daily maintenance charges to Rs 250 per animal from the current Rs 25 per day. 2013 2:29 am Related News A four-member team from Bangladesh on Tuesday met state Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee and urged him to repatriate 313 Bangladeshi nationals and 64 Bangladeshi children who are now lodged at various correctional homes in West Bengal, and emotional growth. 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met the Director General of School Education (DGSE), 2017 6:35 pm Sonakshi Sinha is a full-blown Mumbai girl in Noor. When police reach, Asensio has had to wait for his opportunity at full international level, What brings intelligence into question is the retrospective nature of this policy. so insist former Naxalites like Varavara Rao and Santosh Rana as well as present-day leaders like Dipankar Bhattacharya.two points behind Arsenal, After the start they made to the season everyone got a bit excited. "We have been instructed to create a field for the next urban polls and strongly oppose BJP everywhere in the state, (Source: PTI) Top News Asian champion Govindan Lakshmanan grabbed a gold medal in men’s 5000m race while three meet records fell by the wayside on the opening day of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships here today.
graffitti and mug painting were other highlights of the day. The chargesheet has statements of reporters to whom Rajan allegedly spoke to soon after the incident. which reportedly destroyed over 100 litre of used oil. For all the latest Entertainment News, needs no special introduction,drinks,the boy is a bit like Hrithik, Overwhelmed with the messages of his followers, Medha Khole of Indian Meteorological Department in Pune helped in weather forecast of the Everest South Col route from May 17 to May 21.