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When contactedan aide of Chief Standing Counsel (CSC) Yashwant Vermawho appeared for the statesaid the CSC was not in a position to comment on the matter as the court was yet to pass an order Shuklawho was principal secretary of family welfare and health departmentwhen the alleged scam took placewas posted in the Board of Revenue as Member (Judicial) at the time of his arrest in May Following his releasethere were reports that he had resumed service The court had taken note of the reported developments and asked the state government to clarify its stand on the matter For all the latest DO NOT USE Uttar Pradesh News download Indian Express App More Related News despite being a runner-up behind the Congress,the BJP which bagged 13 seats pulled off a coup and stakedthe claim to form the next government in Goa in coalition withlocal outfits and independents under Manohar Parrikar As the saffron party outmaneuvered the Congress in itsbid to power Singh had accused Parrikar of indulging in"horse trading and hijacking the popular mandate which was infavour of the Congress" Written by Sachin Ahluwalia | Updated: October 28 2014 8:41 am Oscar loved India from its vibrant marigold colours to ‘the monsoon wedding’ (Source: AP) Related News As the world remembers and mourns the passing of a fashion legend a true American icon I cannot but allude to the man I knew and was fortunate enough to call my friend Oscar de la Renta I first met Oscar 18 years ago fresh out of fashion school I had an appointment to show him my embroidery designs You could say he was the one who gave me my first break but he did so much more He gave me his confidence and his trust which to this date I hold close Oscar had a larger than life persona Working with him was never just about the clothes It was the romance that went with it the dress that Mrs Bass wore while seated next to him at the Met Opera the oranges from his garden in the Dominican Republic or the stories of his younger days in NYC being turned away at the door of the CopaCabana: “He took one look at me and told me that the band enters from the back” alluding to his Latin looks Loaded with charm no one told stories better than Oscar Conversations just got more interesting with him in the room To know him was to share his experiences from his apprentice years working for Balenciaga to his duets with close friend Julio Iglesias or as Oscar would say an “unfortunate” dress worn by a celebrity the previous night As a designer he transcended generations from former first lady Nancy Reagan to Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker to his last stroke of genius in creating the much-publicised bridal gown for Mrs Clooney A master craftsman he was uncompromising in his pursuit to make women look and feel their very best He understood the “power of a woman today” he admired and loved them And yes they loved him back It is every girl’s dream to wear something made by Oscar de la Renta and if they were lucky enough to meet him that feeling was reinforced His wife Annette was his true love She was on his mind with every dress he designed I have always admired the love and friendship they shared and have tried to live by his example Oscar loved India from its vibrant marigold colours to “the monsoon wedding” He had me convinced that all special fabrics and stones that India had to offer could be found in “Chandni Chowk” He devoured Indian food He called to ask for a recipe for yellow daal once He said “The Clintons are coming over for lunch and since the president is vegetarian I thought I would surprise him with Indian food” His friends were always welcome to his beautiful home in Punta Cana Dominican Republic which he shared with his family and a few too many dogs He loved dogs and any dog that needed shelter ruled the roost on his property On one such occasion I sat beside Oscar at dinner with his favourite dog at my foot Oscar reassuringly told me “Don’t worry he only bites heads of state he’s bitten four presidents already” Dinners at his home were filled with song and dance You could find yourself sitting next to Henry Kissinger or Vogue editor Anna Wintour for instance But only if you had enough patience for him to finish his game of dominos which he religiously played every evening with his kitchen staff He was a fierce competitor and the game only ended when Oscar won And he always won Oscar was no stranger to controversy unapologetically candid about his opinions on fashion and worldly matters I can recall several instances in the design studio when his son-in-law Alex Bolen would be anxiously holding his head as Oscar would give a phone interview because he never knew what could come out of his mouth The press took him to task for his statement made about Michelle Obama He wished that she wore more American designers His good friend Barbara Walters challenged him on national television: “Oscar are you jealous” His response was “Of course I’m jealous As a designer I want everyone to wear my clothes” He always had the last say I will continue to remember him with a smile and celebrate his generosity and his loving spirit He will always live in our hearts His mastery grace joie de vivre and unmatchable style will continue to dictate ideas of femininity and beauty for many many years to come no matter what the current or future trends may be Oscar de la Renta will remain the metric by which all things glamorous and beautiful are measured The writer is co-founder of Ank International Inc an embroidery house to fashion couture houses in Europe and the US For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tanvir Siddiqui | Published: May 19 2017 5:17 am Top News In an apparent attempt to spread its base among the Muslims ahead of the Assembly elections the minority morcha of Gujarat BJP will organise a Muslim convention at Vadad village in Kheda district — a Congress bastion — on May 20 It also claims that around 2500 Muslims mostly from Congress will join the ruling party during the convention “At least 5000 Muslims will take part in this convention and out of this 2500 are expected to join BJP most of whom are coming from Congress” said Sufi Maheboob Ali Chishti president of the state BJP Minority Morcha on Thursday “All the participants are from Kheda district only… people from other districts have not been involved” he added Chishti said a prominent former Congress leader of Kheda district Saiyed Sakhi Bava who had joined BJP in the run-up to the 2014 last Lok Sabha elections was instrumental in bringing the Muslims from Congress to the saffron party and convincing them of its “Vikas Model” Bava said “We want a secure future for our children and want to join the mainstream through ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ which BJP has guaranteed to us” According to Bava prominent BJP leaders including senior ministers Bhupendrasinh Chudasma and Atmaram Parmar MP Devusinh Chauhan and MLA Pankaj Desai would be attending the convention Reacting to the BJP event Gulabkhan Raima president of the minorities department in Gujarat Congress said that not a single event for the rights of the Muslims was held by BJP’s minority morcha in the past several years “Let BJP try whatever trick or gimmick it wants to do… the event will not have any impact on Congress” Raima said Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said “This is nothing more than a gimmick which BJP tries during election time” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published: November 15 2016 1:41 pm Related News Shahid Kapoor prepping up for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati Shahid Kapoor can be called a bit self-obsessed and we are happy about it Why Well no matter what you get to appreciate beauty in all its forms and his pictures are a treat for the eyes The actor who is working on his physique for his upcoming film Padmavati recently shared a picture on Instagram where he is showing off his toned chest and abs Shahid has been quite active on his Instagram account In fact the actor first revealed about his fashion brand Skult through short videos that he shared with his fans on his official Insta account In Padmavati Shahid plays the character of Raja Ratan Singh the husband of Padmavati played by Deepika Padukone This will be the first time that the actor would be working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and will be seen sharing the screen space with Deepika and Ranveer Singh While the film has already gone on the floors Shahid is waiting for his shoot schedule to begin In a recent interview the 35-year-old actor said he is in an “amazing” phase professionally as he is working with two great directors back-to-back Also read |Shahid Kapoor excited about playing Raja Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati More from the world of Entertainment: Recently the actor wrapped up the shoot of Rangoon a period romance drama The film is directed by Vishal Bharadwaj and stars Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut in the lead role The project is a period film set during World War II The film is scheduled for release on 24 February 2017 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 16 2017 12:09 pm Phillauri song Dum Dum: Anushka Sharma Diljit Dosanjh-starrer is asufi love song Related News Phillauri is the love story of a ghost In its first song Dum Dum Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh celebrate love which we hardly ever see anymore A love that communicates it through eyes that accidental touch of hands and music Yes it is music like none other — the heart-touching notes of sufi music the ebb and flow of emotions The song has been composed by Shashwat Sachdev and sung by Romy and Vivek Hariharan The lyrics are by Anvita Dutt Anushka shared the song with this message “And here it is… #DumDum the first Sufi love song of 2017 #Phillauri ?? She revealed she would love to work with directors like Vikramaditya Motwane and Kanu Behl.Kapoor. “Looking forward @TheAcademy ! This will be an insaaaane night (sic)” Immediately her friends took to Twitter to congratulate Chopra on the “achievement” Photographer Atul Kasbekar tagging her said “Wow Woke up to see this bit of news @priyankachopra presents at the #Oscars Go Girl” Stand-up comic Vir Das tweeted “You’re a rockstar who is making us all proud Keep soaring” This opportunity which Indians view as a huge honour follows her recent spate of success in both the Indian and international scene Chopra has won and deservedly so a number of awards that also includes her National Award in 2008 Last week the actor was also among those chosen to receive India’s third highest civilian honour — the Padma Shri In the international scene her cumulative achievements perhaps do count but don’t tantamount to getting her the opportunity of being on the biggest and most watched live show across the world the Academies What has worked however is the effort Chopra has put in the last five years to slowly make inroads into becoming an icon in American popular culture She had crooned a few numbers for the Tamil film Thamizhan (2002) and an unreleased song for Bluffmaster (2005) before Universal Music saw in her the potential of becoming an international pop music icon from India and signed her on in 2011 Her first single In My City featured international singer william and won her three nominations at World Music Awards that year The song may not have made her an international singing sensation but aided by her business acumen impressive personality and hard work it set the ball rolling for Chopra As a result she was able to bring Pitbull on board for her next single Exotic and its video released in 2013 However her two biggest international stints have been on the American screen Last year Chopra lent her voice to a character from the animation film Cars before bagging the lead role in the American tele-series Quantico winning critical acclaim for her role as an FBI recruit suspected of carrying out a terrorist attack It got Chopra the Favourite Actress in a New TV Series trophy at the People’s Choice Awards held earlier this year What sets her ascent apart from the achievements of previous Indian exports such as Mallika Sherawat and Freida Pinto is the fact that unlike the latter two who have been purely counting on their “exotic Indian” appeal she is a good performer Chopra isn’t depending on selfies or cameos with Hollywood stars but going for plump assignments and appearances that will make her a household name in America Now there are many other Indians including Om Puri late Saeed Jaffrey and now Irrfan who have established themselves as actors in the West But Chopra is the only Indian “star” to have successfully transcended the boundaries to become an international name And for her fans worldwide her most anticipated performance will be on February 28 — those few moments she will be seen on the stage presenting an award at the Oscars For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 5 2015 7:22 pm Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham features in a special video in which he shares the value of his father in his life and asks his fans to share how special their bond with their dad is Related News Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham features in a special video in which he shares the value of his father in his life and asks his fans to share how special their bond with their dad is The video is part of the second edition of Johnnie Walker Blue Label’s campaign for Father’s Day which falls on June 21 The Johnie Walker Blue Label #DATEWITHDAD campaign offers patrons a chance to share a memorable experience with the most important man in their life – their father What is your most memorable story with your dad — this simple question is the premise of this campaign fronted by John John shares a personal and warm memory of his own father and the difference it made to his life Excited to be part of the #DATEWITHDAD campaign John said in a statement: “The idea of giving a rare opportunity to those who want to thank their dad is so relatable and inspiring My father has been a constant source of inspiration and support throughout my life This is the perfect opportunity for me to tell him what he means to me” Share This Article Related Article Set across the digital and online space the Johnnie Walker Blue Label #DATEWITHDAD website will not only host these heartfelt moments but also give consumers a chance to win a bespoke luxury experience with their father Three winning participants who share the most interesting moments with their father will get the chance to travel with their dad to Mumbai for a one-day extravaganza Besides a bespoke evening of bonding the father and son/daughter will also get a chance to reminisce and share their most special moments with John and his father Abraham John “This year we build upon last year’s much admired #DATEWITHDAD campaign that allows patrons to enjoy a rare experience with their father in a manner befitting their achievements” said Bhavesh Somaya head of luxury United Spirits – a Diageo Group Company For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Published: August 26 2016 11:32 pm Lewis Hamilton has a 19-point lead over Nico Rosberg his Mercedes rival in the title race (Source: AP) Top News Starting from the back row at the Belgian Grand Prix will do little for Lewis Hamilton’s chances of a 50th career race win But it will bring back exciting memories of his childhood days racing against the odds in karts “I had a really bad go-kart when I started and always had to start last because it was so bad and then I drove through the field” the 31-year-old British driver said “I hope I still know how to do it” Hamilton took a 15-place grid penalty in Friday’s morning practice session for having changed too many engine parts this season and was then handed a further 15-place penalty following another component change in the afternoon That means he will start Sunday’s race from the back row along with McLaren’s Fernando Alonso who incurred a 35-place grid penalty for a similar array of component changes Saturday will decide which of the drivers –who share five world titles –starts from last Hamilton chasing a third straight F1 title and fourth overall won at Spa last year A repeat win is a long shot –even for Hamilton –but since Spa is the longest track in F1 at 7 kilometers (43 miles) and is very fast it should help him pick up valuable points Hamilton has a 19-point lead over Rosberg his Mercedes rival in the title race Rosberg is seeking his fifth win of the season and first at Spa “That Nico has never won here doesn’t make any difference to me” Hamilton said “I just focus on my job I love this track particularly if there is good weather I will start from behind but I have done my homework” Meanwhile Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in the second practice ahead of his teammate Daniel Ricciardo boosting Red Bull’s hopes of a second win this season following Verstappen’s brilliant victory in Spain Hamilton and Rosberg were slower during the afternoon session because they ran on harder medium tires getting an indication of durability in the event it’s the main tire on Sunday if the scorching weather continues Nestled in the Ardennes forest Spa is ordinarily known for its cool climate But temperatures hit 35 degrees Celsius (95 F) in the afternoon having reached 25 C (77 F) for the first practice at 10 am “Everybody was struggling to make the tires last and sliding quite a lot” said Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel the fourth quickest in second practice The afternoon sun seemed to get to the 18-year-old Verstappen who was unhappy with Finnish veteran Kimi Raikkonen –twice his age “What is he doing It’s dangerous” Verstappen said over race radio “I’m riding over 300 kph (186 mph) and he’s blocking me” He was far happier afterward “Compared to other competitors we showed great pace today” Verstappen said “I had some struggles but at the end it paid off” In the morning Rosberg was fastest ahead of Hamilton Although practice lacked excitement it was important for testing as drivers got two extra sets of Pirelli tires Some also wore a protective halo device designed to reduce the risk of head injuries following the deaths of F1 driver Jules Bianchi and British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson last year “It doesn’t disturb me when driving I could go fast straight away” Rosberg said “So I think that was a success” Pirelli the Italian manufacturer is testing tires to try and add more protection for drivers from impacts with kerbs and track debris This follows Vettel’s complaints when his tire blew during last year’s race The unexpected glorious weather saw fans arriving in droves including a large group of Dutch to cheer on Verstappen tipped as F1’s next big star and the youngest driver to win a race Organizers said 20000 tickets were sold to Dutch fans He is also attracting interest from local fans because his mother is Belgian Thanks to the impact Verstappen has made since joining five races into the season –securing three more podium finishes to follow up his win in Barcelona –Red Bull has overtaken Ferrari and sits second in the constructors’ championship Now Hamilton’s penalty gives Red Bull team principal Christian Horner hope for another win “They have issues to deal with this weekend with one of their cars so that gives us further opportunities” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: March 23 2016 1:40 am Top News The Gujarat Government had allowed euthanasia of three horses/mules in the state in February after they were found positive for Glanders’ infection in Mansa taluka of Gandhinagar district Animal Husbandry Minister Babubhai Bokhiria informed this to the Assembly Tuesday in a written reply to a question asked by Congress Mansa MLA Amit Chaudhary Share This Article Related Article Replying to Chaudhary’s question Bokhiria said that on January 31 2016 one horse was found infected with Glanders disease Following this Bokhiria added as a preventive measure samples of 11 suspected horses and mules for diagnosis to National Research Centre for Equine at Hisar in Haryana Out of them three were found positive for Glanders’ infection “On February 8 2016 two of the positive animals were disposed through euthanasia whereas the body of the other one which had died was disposed of according to rules” Bokhiria said The minister also added that under the provisions of Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animal Act 2009 the state government had also prohibited entry and exit of animals of horse-family in Mansa taluka Bokhiria further added that the state government in consultation with the central government had been taking necessary steps to check the disease For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsOne body found near wreckage of Russian helicopter off Svalbard | Reuters World Reuters Oct 31 2017 02:47:45 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 31 2017 02:47 AM | Updated Date: Oct 31 2017 02:47 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 27 2016 5:13 pm After the Bombay High Court verdict allowing entry of women up to the restricted grave area of the Haji Ali Dargah Salim Khan welcomed the decision Top News After the Bombay High Court verdict allowing entry of women up to the restricted grave area of the Haji Ali Dargah superstar Salman Khan’s father and veteran writer Salim Khan welcomed it by saying that the judgement endorses what Hadees and Quran say Muslim clerics on Friday questioned the Bombay High Court verdict asserting that while they respect the court the ruling goes against Islam “High court judgement on Haji Ali endorses what Hadees and Quran have said To be a good Muslim you have to be a good human being” Salim tweeted on Saturday Salim also shared that it’s the Mullas and Maulvis who have complicated an uncomplicated religion like Islam “Mazar and Durga are graves men and women both can visit them as there is no gender discrimination in Islam Mullas and Maulvis are complicating an uncomplicated religion like Islam” he added The 80-year-old also shared that Fatwa is not a verdict “Even Fatwa is not a verdict as people think it’s an opinion given by an Islamic scholar” he wrote High court judgement on Haji Ali endorses what Hadees and Quran have said To be a good muslim you have to be a good human being — Salim Khan (@luvsalimkhan) August 27 2016 Superstar Salman Khan is the most eligible bachelor of Bollywood and his wedding date has always been a talking point While everyone wants to know when Salman will get married his father Salim Khan says even God does not have any idea about the marriage The 80-year-old veteran scriptwriter who is often questioned about his son’s wedding took to Twitter to announce that he will be hosting a radio show but asked his followers to not grill him about the “Sultan” actor’s marriage “…You may ask me any question except ‘When is Salman getting married’ – even God doesn’t know @KiranKotrial @SohailKhan @BeingSalmanKhan” Salim tweeted The “Sholay” writer will host the programme titled ‘The 70mm Show’ which will air every Saturday and Sunday For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: October 12 2015 4:12 pm The star-studded action-packed project “Expendables 4” is eyed for 2017 release Related News The next instalment ensemble action film “Expendables” will reportedly start shooting next year The star-studded action-packed project is eyed for 2017 release reported Digital Spy The sequel to “The Expendables 3” which starred big action stars Sylvester Stallone Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham will reportedly shoot in China in 2016 Share This Article Related Article The budget for the fourth in the series is expected to cross USD 100 million The cast and the director for the project are still not confirmed A television series and all-female spinoff are also in the works For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSydney: Australia forward Tim Cahill will travel to Honduras for Friday’s World Cup playoff first leg but will delay his departure to allow for more treatment on his injured ankle Football Federation Australia said on Sunday Robbie Kruse however will miss the match in San Pedro Sula after the VfL Bochum forward was ruled out with a knee injury reducing the travelling squad to 22 players with Mark Milligan and Mathew Leckie suspended for the opening leg File image of Australia’s Tim Cahill Reuters The 37-year-old Cahill Australia’s most prolific international goalscorer injured his ankle in A-League action for Melbourne City on Friday “Cahill was cleared of a fractured ankle on Saturday however he will require continued assessment and treatment before a determination regarding his eligibility for the forthcoming matches is made by medical and coaching staff” said a statement Cahill scored his 49th and 50th goals for his country to ensure Australia defeated Syria in last month’s Asian playoff which set up the intercontinental tie for a place in next year’s tournament in Russia Even if he fails to recover in time for the first leg Australian football fans will be desperate for him to play some part in the second leg in Sydney on 15 November Written by Bharat Sundaresan | London | Updated: June 6 2017 10:16 am Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur cut a tragic figure after the loss to India (File Photo) Related News If you saw Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur after the team’s 124-run loss (D/L method) to India he didn’t look like a coach whose team had lost a match but rather like someone who’d lost everything in life And as the post-match press conference waded on he lost his composure and towards the end nearly his nerve Arthur started off in control admitting that India did play like the No3 side and even called the defeat a reality check He then took umbrage to his team’s attitude being referred to as “lacklustre” on the field but then went on to describe the fear and the resulting tentativeness in his camp “We had a couple of guys that were in the clouds at the start And that sets tone” he said and even pulled up his team for failing to do the simple things like taking catches or getting six good balls in an over At that point he even assured that Pakistan would bounce back It was when he started getting hounded by more specific and direct questions that the emotions began to take over Why didn’t Mohammad Hafeez get a bowl if he was fit “I don’t know” How could Mohammad Amir get cramps on a rainy day with so many breaks “I don’t know Ali got one too” When you hear a coach say he doesn’t know about matters that have had a dire effect on his team’s performance is the time you realise the kind of complete disharmony that must exist within a dressing-room Arthur of course is only the latest of foreign coaches — the late Bob Woolmer Geoff Lawson and Dav Whatmore to name a few — who took the job with great expectations and soon realised that it’s a bouquet of thorns Repeated questions about the injury status of Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan set him off the most and when asked whether he would take the blame for Riaz’s shocking performance he said he would but not before giving the journalist a piece of his mind “Let’s get something straight first off Wahab Riaz was fully fit He went through a fitness test; he was declared fully fit So it’s not that Wahab Riaz was not fit Okay He performed poorly today And I’ll take the blame me I’ll take it I selected him I selected him because I wanted him to perform a role Okay He didn’t execute that role unfortunately” he said It didn’t take too long for their misadventure to evoke trolls of rather humiliating fashion One that stood out involved Shoaib Malik’s run-out It had the veteran singled out inside a box with the crease and the stumps a fair distance away with the caption “Pakistan play out of the box” It referred to Sarfraz’s claims that they would use “out of the box” ploys to surprise India Arthur was expectedly asked about those apparent ploys to which he again had no answer And he seemed to be lost for words quite often “But we thought and you can still get out of the box but there’s nothing out of the box here We opened with a left-arm spinner That might be out of the box But in cricket it’s a matter of taking wickets and scoring runs” he said Eventually Arthur was asked once more about how long it would take for Pakistan to catch up with the rest in his opinion “How long is a piece of string I don’t know” he said Perhaps it rings true even in terms of how long he’s got left to tackle world cricket’s ficklest job For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: March 15 2016 12:46 am Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Related News A DAY before completion of its four years the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Monday approved the Kanpur Metro project It also gave nod to a slew of policies for senior citizens such as increasing monthly pension from Rs 300 to Rs 400 providing subsidised mobile solar units and pumps and free-of-cost hemo-dialysis facilities for the poor at 18 divisional headquarters of the state At a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav the Cabinet approved the Detailed Project Report of the Kanpur Metro project The project would cover 32 km through two corridors spanning over 31 stations including 19 elevated and 12 underground ones As per the DPR prepared by RITES the project as on August 2015 is estimated to cost Rs 13721 Share This Article Related Article The Cabinet also cleared the UP State Senior Citizen Policy that seeks to safeguard the interests of the senior citizens by setting up old age and protection homes where 25 per cent seats will be reserved for the BPL category The government also decided to increase the monthly old-age pension by Rs 100 following which a revised pension of Rs 400 will be given to the beneficiaries from April 1 onwards The Cabinet has also started a senior citizen welfare fund where contributions from private companies trusts and individuals would be accepted The fund which has been declared tax-free will be initially set up by the UP government with a corpus of Rs 5 crore Free hemo-dialysis The state government has also given its nod to providing free facility of hemo-dialysis to kidney patients at one district hospital in every 18 divisional headquarters in the state For this purpose 180 hemo-dialysis machines would be installed in each of the government hospitals under public-private-partnership (PPP) model A tender will be floated by the government soon for installation of these machines Mobile solar units for farmers The government has decided to provide mobile (trolley-based) solar units and pumps at subsidised rates to farmers across state While small and marginalised farmers would get a subsidy of 60 per cent to purchase these equipment agricultural self-help groups would be given a subsidy of 50 per cent while other farmers would get 35 per cent subsidy The UP government initially plans to give out 450 such units across the state Shilpgram demolition The state cabinet cleared the proposal to demolish the existing Shilpgram and make way for establishment of Taj Orientation centre and a new handicrafts centre near the northern gate of the Taj Mahal in Agra The project is expected to cost about Rs 231 crore The government has also decided to demolish the existing building of Animal Husbandry Department at Chak Ganjaria farm to make way for Cancer Institute Funding pattern changes The Cabinet approved of the changed brought in funding patterns by the Centre for schemes in the rural development sector Under this the state government would have to bear an additional burden of about Rs 1263 crore for various projects For Pradhan Mantri Gram Sarak Yojana-1 which was fully funded by Centre the state government will now provide 40 per cent of funds whereas under PMGSY-2 where the funding ratio was 75:25 between Centre and state the new sharing pattern would be 60:40 Under the Indira Gandhi Awas Yojana also instead of 75:25 sharing ratio the pattern will change to 60:40 The biogas scheme which was fully funded by the Centre earlier will see the state and Centre share 50:50 funding burden The cabinet also gave nod to the implementation of ‘Pradhan Mantri Avas Yojna (Shahri) Mission under which all needy families will get houses in the urban areas by 2022 Other decisions The Cabinet cleared the proposal to launch tax settlement scheme for builders It also approved of amendments in the guidelines for PPP projects The UP government removed ban on production of industrial liquor produced by molasses-based distilleries and allowed to set up new non-molasses-based units For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related News Eshani Lokusiriyage (65 not out) and Prasadani Weerakkody (45) helped the team reach the target after openers Nipuni Hansika (37) and Chamari Athapaththu (35) set the platform with a 75-run partnership.

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