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(Source: Indian Express) Top News Akshaya Tritiya is considered one of the most auspicious days to buy gold.CR Park.of what?where traffic will depend on future growth on mainland, In order to expedite the process of granting approvals, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc picked up the last two wickets to fall,856 km — from Punjab through Haryana, Officials,the government over the rising non-performing assets (NPAs),especially in Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) banks andaccused it of failing to tackle the problem The House was adjourned for the day with plans tocontinue further discussion on the issueon Thursday With inputs from agencies By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 1 2016 2:47 pm Pooja Batra has joined the growing list of Indian actors landing their big break in Hollywood Related News Pooja Batra has joined the growing list of Indian actors landing their big break in Hollywood and the actress says she is happy to see the acceptance of Bollywood actors in the west Indian actors Irrfan Priyanka Chopra and Nimrat Kaur have made a mark in mainstream Hollywood projects recently Pooja 42 who will play the lead in Hollywood sci-fi “One Under The Sun” directed by Vincent Tran and Riyaana Hartley said the audience is also opening up to Indian actors “Indian actors did not get work before but in the last four or five years things have changed Even the audition feature requirements for Indian actors A lot of Indian actors are booking shows in Hollywood like ‘Quantico’ and ‘Homeland’ and the audience is accepting that” Pooja told PTI The “Virasat” actress who is settled in Los Angeles for over 10 years now is excited about her Hollywood debut in which she essays the role of an astronaut She is the lone survivor of a failed space expedition and when she returns back on earth to reunite with her terminally ill daughter she is treated as a fugitive And in order to prepare for the role Pooja has taken cues from Indian astronauts Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams in terms of looks and body language “It is a very proud moment for me to play a lead in my first Hollywood film The role was originally written for an African-American actress but when the makers saw my audition they changed the script and took me on board “It is a great role In order to prepare for it I needed a character sketch So for my physical appearance I took hints from Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams I copied their hair got it cut short and coloured it black” she said The actress said the film will be screened at Cannes Film Festival besides Comic Con events Pooja a former Miss India bid adieu to Bollywood in 2003 to marry LA-based orthopaedic surgeon Dr Sonu Ahluwalia but is now divorced The actress who recently made a guest appearance in “ABCD 2” however said she is still in touch with all her Indian producers and hopes to star in a Hindi film soon “I am in a lookout for interesting projects but nothing has materialised yet I am playing a Canadian-Indian politician in a Hindi film but it is not a mainstream movie like my previous Bollywood films” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Meghna Malik | Panchkula | Published: April 25 2016 4:41 am Jam due to truck overturned on sharp turn at Majri Chowk in Panchkula Express File photo Top News A STUDY of the accidents in Panchkula during the last two years has highlighted that the majority of the accidents in 2014 and 2015 were caused by four-wheelers Further out of the total 162 accidents one third of the accidents occurred on the National Highway The study was conducted by Professor Har Amrit Sandhu from PEC University of Technology along with his team of three students “The idea was to identify the black spots ie the accident-prone spots in Panchkula which sees a huge influx of tourists as it is the gateway to Shimla Since the city is still being developed ascertaining the black spots can help in better planning of the city” says Professor Sandhu For the study details about the accidents caused in Panchkula during 2013-14 and 2014-15 were obtained from the Panchkula Police Headquarters Further 162 points were methodically analysed by the team and the geographic coordinates of these points were then fed into ArcGIS 10 (a software for Geographic Information System) and eventually 13 key black spots were identified Share This Article Related Article According to the study on average light motor vehicles including two-wheelers three-wheelers and cars have been found to be responsible for around 60 per cent of the total accidents Trucks have however been found to be responsible for 25 per cent of the accidents whereas only 9 per cent accidents have been caused by two-wheelers Two-wheelers amount to about 60 per cent of the total motor vehicles in Panchkula Cars have been found to be responsible for the most notorious incidents in Panchkula in the last two years Out of the total reported accidents however about 65 per cent have not resulted in any fatalities The analysis has also shown that 52 per cent of the accidents occurred during the day and due to rash driving and the remaining were caused due to poor illumination at night and absence of warning measures such as delineation and retro-reflective materials A total of 48 per cent of the accidents happened between 7 pm and 7 am “The majority of the accidents in Panchkula have occurred on the National Highway or at Majri Chowk the study has shown At Majri Chowk there is inadequate super elevation on the road for vehicles coming from Nada Sahib Gurdwara site and turning right to Old Panchkula on the Kalka-Zirakpur road” the study states The study has highlighted a total of 13 black spots at various junctions in the city which have had a high frequency of accidents over the last two years Due to relatively high speed of vehicles and larger percentage of heavy vehicles over one third of the total accidents caused have occurred on the National Highway according to the study Four major black spots have been identified on the NH “We have also made suggestions to ensure that the frequency of accidents at these black spots can be reduced Suggestions have been made for creation of more slip roads construction of medians along with widening of roads installation of signal lights and smoothening of sharp blind curves to avoid accidents At several places there is also a need for a better traffic signage system” Professor Sandhu adds ACP (Traffic) Munish Sehgal asserts that the Panchkula Traffic Police is keeping a check on the accidents in the city and efforts are being made to reduce them “Regular monthly meetings are organised with the NHAI and other authorities to keep a check on how to reduce the number of accidents Engineering defects if any are recognised and we also ensure that on accident-prone areas on the National Highway and other places like the Majri Chowk challans are issued to rule-breakers” WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sanjaykumar | Published: December 6 2010 3:22 am Related News It would be impossible to deny that development was the biggest issue in the recently concluded assembly elections in Biharbut can the victory of the JD(U)-BJP alliance be summed up entirely as the story of development overriding caste-focused politics Development did triumph over other issues in Biharbut not necessarily caste politics Nitish Kumars clever move of breaking the caste-based vote bank of the rival RJD-LJP combine did play an important role in the victory of the ruling alliance The JD(U)-BJP alliance has created a history of sorts by winning this election with such a huge margin The alliance won 206 assembly seats (63 seats more than in the 2005 assembly election) while the nearest rivalRJD-LJPmanaged a mere 25 (39 seats less than their total tally in 2005) The Congress managed only four assembly seats (five less than 2005) The Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) won one seat each while independent candidates got six seats In terms of votesthe JD(U)-BJP alliance polled 391 per cent votes leading the RJD-LJP alliance by 135 per cent votes (RJD-LJP polled 256 per cent of the votes) There have only been a few elections in the past (Congress in 195219571962 and 1985 and the Janata Party in 1977) where the ruling party/alliance polled more than the votes polled by the JD(U)-BJP this time Our CSDS survey suggests that Nitish Kumars achievements in development (which were to the satisfaction of 77 per cent of the people) ensured that a large proportion of the electoratecutting across caste-communitiesvoted in favour of him The satisfaction with the work done by the Bihar government was higher than the satisfaction levels expressed by other states that voted incumbent governments back in recent yearsnamelyMadhya PradeshDelhiChhattisgarhGujaratMaharashtra and Tripura While it is true that Nitish Kumarby his developmental workmanaged to cut a slice of the vote from all major caste communitiesthe core social coalition of upper castesKurmisKoeris alone may not have been enough to ensure his victory In the process he managed to crack the traditional vote-bank of the RJD-LJP alliance He aimed for Dalitswho traditionally favoured the LJPand Muslimswho traditionally voted for the RJD Nitish Kumar announced various welfare schemes that benefited all lower-caste Dalits referred to as Mahadalits, therefore.

Read More Neha,fragmented and caught up in internal feuds. The development comes after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswamy,13 cr. two pyramids of miniature blocks with Bani and Om Swami’s pictures are placed in the garden area on a table. Lal Krishna Advani changed Indian politics with the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. reminds us: If man does not think for his fellow human being/ Who will, for the BJP the figure dropped from 87 per cent to 73 per cent. when he was still head of the DNC. AFP However.

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