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ms dhoni visits virender sehwag’s school, explains importance of balancing studi


by: express web desk | published:february 4, 2017 3:41 pm needless to say, a lot excitement was in the air when the two indian cricketing stalwarts e together. (source: twitter)former indian captain ms dhoni visited the virender sehwag international school. needless to say, a lot excitement was in the air when the two indian cricketing stalwarts e together. dhoni interacted with the students, sharing his thoughts on education, the importance of sports and his own experiences in school.“school is one place where you don’t have a lot of pressures…..it is one place where you can have a lot of fun,” said dhoni. dhoni also stressed the importance of sports in one’s education. “school is where you can get to know what it is that you are good at. so finding the right balance between studies and






virender sehwag expresses desire to meet ajay kumar reddy, champion india blind


by: express web desk | updated: february 14, 2017 6:42 pm virender sehwag said that the world cup-winning indian blind t20 team were an inspiration to everyone. (source: express photo/bcci)former cricketer virender sehwag, on tuesday, responded to what the indian blind t20 captain ajay kumar reddy had to say about his congratulatory message on twitter. sehwag said that reddy and his team mates are “truly inspiring” and that he would love to meet them soon.the indian team led by ajay kumar reddy had received appause from all quarters when they beat pakistan and won t20 world cup for the blind. sehwag was one of the people who sent congratulatory messages.sehwag had created a stir when he called the indian blind t20 team the “other men in blue” in a twitter post. sehwag was congratulating t






one police dead after falling off glacier near himachal-j&k border


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 10, 2017 10:31 pman indian reserve battalion (irbn) police on friday lost his life and one injured after falling off glacier during patrolling in kihar in chamba district near himachal pradesh-jammu & kashmir border. more details awaited© the indian express online media pvt ltd






prime minister narendra modi congratulates blind team for t20 world cup win


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 12, 2017 5:30 pm team india won the second edition of the blind world t20. (source: bcci)prime minister narendra modi on sunday congratulated the indian blind cricket team for winning the twenty20 world cup in bengaluru.india successfully defended their title in the t20 blind world cup by beating arch-rivals pakistan in the final by nine wickets.“delighted that india won the blind t20 world cup. congratulations to the team. india is proud of their accomplishment,” modi tweeted.asked to chase 198, team india got to a brilliant start after openers ajay kumar reddy and prakasha jayaramaiah scored runs at a quick rate and maintained ten runs an over run rate.prakasha missed out on the hundred by just one run as he remained unbeaten on 99 wh






need of the hour is opposition unity: nitish kumar at chidambaram’s book launch


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 10, 2017 8:02 pm from right: former finance minister p chidambaram, cpi(m) leader sitaram yechury, bihar cm nitish kumar, congress leader kapil sibal, senior journalist barkha dutt and executive director of the indian express anant goenka. (source: express p o)making a clarion call for opposition unity, bihar chief minister nitish kumar said it was the need of the hour. participating in a panel discussion during the launch of former finance minister and senior congress leader p chidambaram’s book “fearless in opposition” as part of the express book series along with rupa, he said, “it is time the centre e clear on what has been achieved by demoneti ion. there is no use diverting attention from the issue.calling demoneti ion a big blunde






need of the hour is opposition unity: nitish kumar at chidambaram’s book launch


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 10, 2017 7:25 pm from right: former finance minister p chidambaram, cpi(m) leader sitaram yechury, bihar cm nitish kumar, congress leader kapil sibal, senior journalist barkha dutt and executive director of the indian express anant goenka. (source: express p o)making a clarion call for opposition unity, bihar chief minister nitish kumar said it was the need of the hour. participating in a panel discussion during the launch of former finance minister and senior congress leader p chidambaram’s book “fearless in opposition” as part of the express book series along with rupa, he said, “it is time the centre e clear on what has been achieved by demoneti ion. there is no use in diverting attention from the issue.calling demoneti ion a big blu






jat quota agitation: in a first, students join stir in rohtak


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 8, 2017 1:04 pm students participate in the quota stir in rohtak. (express p o)the jat quota agitation which so far saw mostly general public taking to the streets, has now witnessed the participation of students as well. students on wednesday started gathering in front of sports complex in rohtak. it’s the first time students will participate in the stir during the fresh phase of agitation. students started moving to the dharna venue in j ia village of rohtak district which has emerged as epicentre of the stir. there were demonstrations in  lath jauli village of sonipat district.watch what else is making newsthe agitation was limited to haryana so far until last week, when the all india jat arakshan sangharsh samiti (aij ) announced a






bcci lauds the indian team for winning t20 world cup for blind


by: express web desk | updated: february 13, 2017 10:45 am the indian team have been earning plaudits from all over for their victory. (source: twitter)the bcci has congratulated the indian cricket team for winning the twenty20 world cup for the blind in bengaluru.“the board of control for cricket in india (bcci) would like to congratulate the indian cricket team for successfully defending the blind t20 world cup title,” the board said in a statement.india vs bangladesh live scorethe indian team have been earning plaudits from all over for their victory. the list of their well wishers include prime minister narendra modi, sports minister vijay goel, sachin tendulkar, virender sehwag and so on.india registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over pakistan in the final held at the m chinnas






more than 95,000 indians evacuated from the war affected gulf region


by: express news service | new delhi | published:february 9, 2017 7:35 am minister of state for external affairs gen v k singh at the launch event. (source: twitter/vikas swarup)as many as 95,665 indian nationals have been brought back from countries affected by war, internal strife, natural disasters as also due to economic slowdown in the gulf region during the last two years, lok sabha was told on wednesday.watch what else is making news: erting that the government has accorded the highest priority to ensure the safety and well-being of indian nationals abroad, minister of state for external affairs v k singh said that during the last two years, the government has undertaken evacuation of indian nationals from countries affected by war, internal strife and natural disasters.the governm






five indian nationals jailed 2013 in togo released: sushma swaraj


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 2, 2017 10:50 am external affairs minister sushma swaraj.external affairs minister sushma swaraj has announced the release of five indians from kerala who were jailed in togo, and appreciated the indian mission in accra and consulate in togo for their support. she tweeted, “we have secured the release of 5 indians from kerala jailed in togo. good work by indian mission in accra and consulate in togo.”the five indians, who are employees of a merchant navy firm, were in jail since 2013 for their suspected involvement in a piracy attack off the coast of togo. they were sailing on board a ship from mumbai to south africa when they were arrested.the external affairs minister has in the past been appreciated for her timely interventions and






j&k: encounter underway between security forces, terrorists in bandipora, 4 jawa


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 14, 2017 7:34 aman encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in hajin area of bandipora district in jammu & kashmir. as per the preliminary reports, four jawans have beem injured. more details awaited.© the indian express online media pvt ltd






here's what bigwigs say after casting their votes


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here's why you should never announce your pregnancy on the internet, even if you


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'tippa' from rangoon is all you need to hear to beat the thursday blues


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sahara case: sc orders attachment of aamby valley properties


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 6, 2017 4:33 pm sahara has paid rs 11,000 crore to sebi till date.supreme court on monday asked sahara to provide a list of all its unencumbered properties so that they could be put up for public auction. the apex court also ordered attachment of aamby valley properties near lonavala which are worth close to rs 39,000 crore. sahara told the top court that they had to pay rs 14,000 crore as principal money to sebi and rs 11,000 crore has already been paid. the next hearing in the case is scheduled for february 20.more details awaited.© the indian express online media pvt ltd






from sonam kapoor to alia bhatt, bollywood actresses are giving a makeover to th


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asian games gold medalist dingko singh sold his home to pay for cancer treatment


padma shri awardee and asian games gold medalist boxer dingko singh is looking for help after being forced to sell his home to pay for his cancer treatment.ngangom dingko singh is battling liver cancer and is undergoing treatment with his finances stretched to the maximum limit.the 38-year-old manipuri, who be e a national hero after returning from bangkok, has been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. he underwent a procedure in the first week of january, during which 70 per cent of his liver had to be removed, the indian express reported.you may also likethe navy man, who is known for his punches and fearless attitude in the ring, had to sell his house to take care of the expenses of his surgery.after having been bestowed with such prestigious awards, his current state is absolutely saddenin






demoneti ion: ed files chargesheet against axis bank officials in money launderi


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 3, 2017 7:19 pm axis bank, new delhi branchthe enforcement directorate (ed) on friday filed the first chargesheet in delhi against axis bank officials, among others, in a money laundering case of demonetised notes.more details awaited.early december the income tax officials carried out a raid at axis bank’s chandhi chowk branch in delhi. 44 fake accounts were found by the officials. axis bank had responded saying they will cooperate with the investigating agencies in the case and will take strict action against those responsible.© the indian express online media pvt ltd






virat kohli goes past 1000 runs in on-going home season


by: express web desk | published:february 9, 2017 4:51 pm virat kohli remained unbeaten on 111 at close of play against bangladesh on day 1. (source: ap)virat kohli added yet another feather to his cap as he completed 1000 runs in the on-going home season of tests matches and be e the first indian skipper to do so. he achieved this milestone in the 66th over of the opening day against bangladesh in the one-off test in hyderabad as he nudged a single of the bowling of taijur islam.after registering a phenomenal 2016 season, kohli showed no signs of complacency as the indian team enter 2017 in the longest format of the game. coming out to bat in the second session of play in the hyderabad test against bangladesh, kohli started off with a boundary and looked solid at the crease from the begi






leander paes’ mantra for kids: work a little extra


by: express news service | pune | updated: february 7, 2017 11:39 am paes is the first indian and only tennis player to compete at seven olympic games. (source: express p o)indian davis cup record-holder leander paes and yonex sunrise conducted an educative-cum-motivational clinic for children, titled “demo day with leander paes” at the mslta school of tennis practice court at the shiv chhat ati sports complex, mhalunge-balewadi, on sunday. the clinic aimed at helping the children hone their skills through a one-on-one interactive session with one of india’s most decorated tennis player. the session had over 75 kids from various tennis academies. paes also shared tips on how to play the game and encouraged them to “think like champions”. “whatever you want to achieve… becoming a doctor, a






kailash yarthi’s house burgled, nobel citation stolen


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 7, 2017 11:34 am nobel laureate kailash yarthi (file p o)several items belonging to social activist kailash yarthi were stolen as the nobel laureate’s home in greater kailash’s aravali apartments was broken into, dcp south east delhi confirmed. according to pti, the nobel citation was allegedly stolen from the house. the child rights activist, who won the peace prize in 2014, had shared it with malala yousafzai from pakistan.a case has been registered at kalkaji police station and a forensics team was called in to lift fingerprints and footprints. yarthi is currently abroad.in 2004, rabindranath tagore’s nobel prize for literature, which he won in 1913, was also stolen.© the indian express online media pvt ltd






uae amb ador to india takes ride on maharaja express


dr. ahmad abdul rahman al banna discusses bilateral ties with india's minister of railwaysnew delhi; dr. ahmad abdul rahman al banna, the uae amb ador to india, met suresh prabhu, india's minister of railways, to discuss bilateral ties between both countries.both sides expressed their isfaction at the high level of communications between the uae and india, which provides greater opportunities for strengthening co-operation between their national rail networks.india's railway minister highlighted the importance of co-operation between india and the uae with regards to the railway sector, and pointed to the important role of both governments to bring a nced technology and expertise.the minister then presented a copy of the future programmes for the indian railways. he also clarified regardin






ranbir kapoor gave 250 hours to learn something for sanjay dutt biopic. but what


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virat kohli’s quick thinking gets india their first wicket of bangladesh’s secon


by: express web desk | published:february 12, 2017 4:38 pm virat kohli is known for his alertness on the field. (source: ap)captain virat kohli is known for his alertness on the field. easily one of the best fielders in the indian side, on sunday, it was this alertness that helped india take the first wicket of bangladesh’s second innings.india vs bangladesh live score it was the fifth over and bangladesh openers soumya sarkar and tamim iqbal had put on nine runs on the board. it was important for bangladesh to have a strong opening stand to get anywhere close to the mammoth 459 that they have been tasked with chasing. it looked like that partnership has been saved when india’s appeal for an lbw was turned down by the umpire.virtually every fielder but virat kohli had gone up appealing fo






arvind kejriwal sugar levels high, to undergo treatment in bengaluru


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 5, 2017 1:05 pm arvind kejriwal will be returning to delhi after 10-12 days, according to ani. (file p o)delhi chief minister arvind kejriwal will be leaving for bengaluru on february 7 for medical treatment, news agency ani reported on sunday. kejriwal’s blood sugar levels are reportedly high. he will be returning to delhi after 10-12 days, according to ani. the delhi chief minister spearheaded aam aadmi party’s aggressive paign in punjab and goa. polling in both es e to an end on urday, with punjab registering its highest ever voter turnout (78.62 per cent). aap is contesting for the first time in punjab and goa embly polls. it is a three-corner contest between aap, congress and bjp in both states.© the indian express online media pvt






lok sabha: arun jaitley hits out at congress for bringing in farmers on black mo


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 7, 2017 8:39 pmdefending demoneti ion, finance minister arun jaitley on tuesday hit out at opposition saying they didn’t do anything to curb black money when in power. reacting to congress claim that note ban brought hardship to the farmers, jaitley said the opposition should stop bringing in farmers on every issue.“stop bringing in farmers on the issue of black money, farmers money is white and there is no tax on their money,” said jaitley in lok sabha during the discussion on the specified bank notes (ces ion of liabilities) bill, 2017.he added that on opposition parties have problem with note ban. “whole country was patient, only one who had problems was the indian opposition not the people,” said jaitley.© the indian express online






bandipora encounter: two jawans, one militant killed


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 14, 2017 10:35 amone terrorist and two army personnel have been killed in an ongoing encounter in north kashmir’s bandipora district, according to the news agency ani. as per the preliminary reports, five security force personnel were injured. four terrorists are believed to be holed up in hajin area of the district.the injured security force personnel have been rushed to a hospital, a police official said. security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area this morning following specific intelligence inputs about presence of militants in the area. while the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering the encounter, the official saidthe operation was on when last reports






pakistan super league 2017: peshawar zalmi beat lahore qalandars by three wicket


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collector in madhya pradesh asks people to worship their parents on valentine’s


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 10, 2017 6:37 pm image for representational purposes.in order to ‘promote a sense of devotion’ among youth towards their parents, a collector in madhya pradesh has asked people to celebrate valentine’s day as a day to worship parents. chhindwara collector jk jain has called on the youth in the district to celebrate february 14 as ‘mata pita pujya divas’. in a letter addressed to the people of chhindwara, jain claimed that the purpose is to instill a sense of reverence towards their parents. chhindwara collector jk jain’s letter appealing people to worship their parents on valentine’s day. (source: ani)he also said that the event would be celebrated across educational and social institutions with great fervour, and has requested people






bastar ig srp kalluri attached to police headquarters, with no charge: report


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 7, 2017 11:42 am igp s r p kalluribastar ig srp kalluri is being attached with the police headquarters (phq) without any charge with immediate effect, ani reported tuesday. this comes a day after he returned to bastar and placed a call to dgp a n upadhyaya, asking for a fresh posting. kalluri, accused of committing police excesses and intimidating researchers, activists and journalists, had been asked to go on medical leave by chhattisgarh government.the government, however, had issued a statement that the senior officer was on a medical leave for 90 days as he had to get a kidney transplant. whereas, kalluri had said,“he was under orders to go on leave”.his leave had come after the national human rights commission (nhrc) had pulled up






ec should not accept sasikala as aiadmk interim general secy: sasikala pushpa


by: express web desk | published:february 7, 2017 7:06 pm expelled aiadmk leader sasikala pushpa. (file p o)joining the voices against the elevation of sasikala natarajan as aiadmk legislative party head and tamil nadu chief minister, expelled party mp sasikala pushpa on tuesday said that election commission should not accept her as interim general secretary. earlier in the day, aiadmk leader h. pandiyan questioned the manner in which the sasikala has been elevated and added that she does not have the quality to become the leader of the party or chief minister of tamil nadu.“sasikala natarajan doesn’t have the quality to be the aiadmk general secretary and tamil nadu chief minister. i haven’t come out of sadness after jayalalithaa’s demise,” he said.strongly opposing the elevation of nata






sc clarifies people aren’t obligated to stand up when national anthem is played


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 14, 2017 1:23 pm supreme court of india. (file photo)the supreme court on tuesday clarified its earlier ruling on the national anthem and said that people are not obligated to stand up when it is played in a movie or documentary.the apex court had ruled earlier that it was mandatory to play the national anthem inside movie halls. people were not given clarity whether it was mandatory to stand up in respect of the anthem. this led to confusion and in many case risked harassment of individuals for choosing not to stand up.on december 1 last year, an apex court bench of justices dipak misra and amitav roy ruled that the ruling was to instill “committed patriotism and nationalism” among the public. “the directions are issued, for love and






illegal sand mining on godavari bed: four jcbs, 70 trucks seized after raids on


written by vivek deshpande | nagpur | published:february 13, 2017 4:33 am on february 7, the indian express highlighted illegal sand mining onthe godavari riverbed. deepak dawarefive days after the indian express highlighted the massive illegal sand-mining on godavari bed at sironcha in gadchiroli district, the district authorities and the local police carried out raids saturday night, seizing four earth-movers (jcbs) and about 70 trucks involved in the illegal operation. the special operation was launched by additional superintendent of police, aheri, r raja and sub-divisional magistrate, aheri, ramamurthy between 11 pm and midnight.“we were seized of the various illegalities in the sand-mining operations there for a while and concern was being voiced over it from many quarters. so, we






india rattle england, win t20i series 2-1: how twitterati reacted


by: express web desk | published:february 1, 2017 11:10 pm yuzvendra chahal finished with the figures of six for 25 in his four overs spell. (source: ap)india sealed the three-match t20 series with a 75-run win in the third and final match at the m. chinnaswamy stadium in bangalore on thursday. indian bowlers did the job for the hosts as they bundled out england for 127. suresh raina’s 63 and ms dhoni’s 56 with the bat and yuzvendra chahal’s six for 25 helped india win the series and continue their unbeaten run against england. india won the five test match series 4-0 and three match odi series 2-1. raina, making his comeback into the indian squad after a long-break, hit his fourth t20 half-century while the former skipper dhoni scored his maiden half-century in his 66th innings. dhoni sh






virender sehwag wishes bhuvneshwar kumar ‘happy birthday’ through witty tweet


by: express web desk | published:february 5, 2017 4:52 pm bhuvneshwar kumar has played 59 odis and has taken 61 wickets while he has claimed 42 wickets in 16 tests.as bhuvneshwar kumar celebrates his 27th birthday on sunday, former cricketer and commentator virender sehwag, known for his witty tweets, wished the indian pacer in his style.“biwi ka mood-swing aur bhuvi ka inswing, outswing achhe achhon ko samajh nahi aata.swing it like bhuvi,” tweeted sehwag.(wife’s mood-swing and bhuvneshwar’s in-swing, out-swing are hard to understand for most people. swing it like bhuvi.)bhuvneshwar has made the difference in a wayward indian seam attack as he capped a brilliant opening spell with tight bowling in the death.he missed the first one-day against england but played last two odis, and helped






lok sabha adjourned for the day after arun jaitley concludes budget speech


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 1, 2017 2:16 pm speaker sumitra mahajan said the house will meet at 11 a.m. on friday. (source: file)the lok sabha was on wednesday adjourned for the day after finance minister arun jaitley concluded his union budget 2017 speech. speaker sumitra mahajan said that the house will meet at 11 am on friday.watch video | changes in personal tax ratesmahajan had earlier said that the house will remain adjourned tomorrow as a mark of respect to former union minister and iuml leader e ahamed, who p ed away early wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest. the political stalwart from kerala was admitted to the ram manohar lohia hospital after he collapsed during the president’s address in parliament on tuesday.the treasury benches lauded jaitley’






india vs bangladesh: mushfiqur rahim survives close run out, watch video


by: express web desk | published:february 11, 2017 3:04 pm mushfiqur rahim tested ravindra jadeja’s fierce left arm while trying to steal a single. (source: bcci)during the third day’s play in the one-off test between india and bangladesh, tv umpire chris gaffaney had a tough decision to make in the 50th over of the bangladesh inning. batting in reply to india’s nearly-demoralising 687/6, the visitors endured tough time in the morning as the seamers bowled to perfection especially umesh yadav who got the ball to reverse swing and kept the batsmen second guessing themselves. it also helped create plenty of pressure on the bangladesh batting lineup which the indian bowlers made the most of.and that pressure shifted to the third umpire in the 50th over when gaffaney was required to make a to






karnataka: 15-year-old pregnant after being d by guardian


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 9, 2017 1:09 pm villagers approached police only after the minor be e pregnant. (representational image)a 15-year-old school was allegedly d by her guardian for the past several months following which she be e pregnant, according to a report in times of india. the victim was studying in a government school and was adopted by the accused after her biological parents had abandoned her.watch what else is making newsaccording to times of india, the accused has been identified as krishnappa, a labourer in basrikatte village of karnataka’s koppal district, who had adopted the along with his wife shanthamma, who is visually impaired.“krishnappa, who is a drunkard, allegedly aulted and d the victim on several occasions. he had also threatened






ms dhoni you’ve been an inspirational leader: anil kumble in felicitation ceremo


by: express web desk | updated: february 2, 2017 5:20 pm ms dhoni received a ‘thank you’ frame from the indian team prior to the final t20i against england in bangalore. (source: facebook)the entire indian team that won the recently concluded t20 series against england by 2-1 presented ms dhoni with an innovative wooden plague prior to the contest to serve as a memento for his services to the sport and for being a continuous source of inspiration to the indian team. the wooden plaque has four ‘silver stars’ embossed on it to highlight his four biggest milestones as captain of india – 2007 world t20 champions, becoming no. 1 in test cricket in 2009, 2011 world cup champions and 2013 champions trophy champions.the little private programme, including players, support staff and chairman of se






o panneerselvam profile: everything you need to know about the backup chief mini


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 8, 2017 2:31 pm tamil nadu chief minister o panneerselvam sitting in a meditation in front of late j jayalalithaa’s burial site at the marina beach in chennai on tuesday. pti p oo panneerselvam, popularly known as ops, is the acting chief minister of tamil nadu. he was sworn in as the chief minister following the death of j jayalalithaa on december 5. he, however, resigned from the post on sunday, citing personal relations. generally perceived to be a man of few words, ops ushered in a storm in tamil nadu’s political spectrum on tuesday when he publicly declared on marina beach that he had been forced to resign by a section of the all india anna dravida munnetra kazhagam (aiadmk) that wants jayalalithaa’s close aide, sasikala natarajan