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it’s not a tragedy. but a brief visit by legendary Dhanraj Pillay to a Maharashtra Minister ensured that power reached his home within three hours.Prof Arun Kumar Grover, On Saturday night, Midfielder Claudio Marchisio also misses out as he continues his rehabilitation after picking up a knee injury in April.Juve lead Group H on four points with Lyon in third place one point behind Despite the injury setbacks the visitors are confident they can grab a good result in Lyon “At Juve every game is vital We are confident we can live up to expectations” midfielder Miralem Pjanic who played at OL from 2008-11 told a news conference “We’re missing some key players but every good team should be able to roll with the punches and adapt” said coach Massimiliano Allegri Lyon who lost 2-0 at Ligue 1 leaders Nice at the weekend look set to start up front with France internationals Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette who is back from injury “Tomorrow’s game will not just be about the Lazazette-Fekir pair We will need to be rigorous” coach Bruno Genesio said “Defence is key to win games on the long term We need to stick together” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Kolkata | Published: December 17 2015 2:05 pm Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who is currently shooting here for Ribhu Dasgupta’s directorial “TE3N” has praised the music of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s forthcoming film “Bajirao Mastani” Related News Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who is currently shooting here for Ribhu Dasgupta’s directorial “TE3N” has praised the music of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s forthcoming film “Bajirao Mastani” “Actually the writing should really be reflective of what plays in the ears… the music tracks of ‘Bajirao Mastani’… quite something… the purity of music and its tributaries seem to be getting revived” Big B wrote on his blog “Efforts made by stalwarts like Sanjay Leela Bhansali…is quite amazing” added the The 73-year-old who has worked with the director in “Black” “Bajirao Mastani” is an forthcoming Indian historical romance film starring Ranveer Singh in the role of Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I Deepika Padukone as his warrior queen Mastani and Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai his first wife The film will hit the screens on Friday along with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer “Dilwale” Meanwhile Amitabh who is shooting with actors Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will next be seen on the big screen in “Wazir” Directed by Bejoy Nambiar “Wazir” which also stars Farhan Akhtar Aditi Rao Hydari and Neil Nitin Mukesh will release on January 8 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 5 2016 2:05 am Top News Seven of the 11 convicted policemen in the Lakhan Bhaiya fake encounter case have surrendered before the jail authorities and the rest had established contact with the prison that they were on their way according to an official from Thane prison The 11 Mumbai policemen convicted in case had applied for more time to surrender before prison authorities but had got no relief Advocate Ramprasad Gupta brother of alleged Chhota Rajan gang member Ramnarayan Gupta alias Lakhan Bhaiya said “the Bombay High Court and Supreme Courton Monday refused to extend time for the 11 police officers to surrender” Till 8pm none of the 11 men had surrendered said Thane prison officials who were expecting them to surrender before 12 midnight The Maharashtra Home Department through a Government Resolution (GR) had suspended the life sentences of the 11 convicts and called for their release from Thane Central Prison for six months Advocate Ramprasad Gupta brother of Lakhan Bhaiya had challenged the GR contending that the government has no power to release people convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment before they have spent 14 years in jail The Bombay High Court had on December 21 2015 granted interim stay on the Maharashtra government’s orders to suspend conviction of 11 policemen sentenced to life imprisonment for the fake encounter involving Lakhan Bhaiya in November 2006 The sentence was suspended for six months The HC had asked the officers to surrender before the Thane prison authorities by Monday [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by S Ramadorai | Updated: August 20 2014 8:25 am We are faced with the challenge of skilling 500 million people by 2022 of which the NSDC is committed to training nearly a third Related News Historyteaches us one lesson more clearly than others Big changes happen silently — at least to start with A transformation has already begun in the skilling space It is too early to call it a revolution but I see signs of one taking shape Let us look at the big challenges before we put the need for skilling in perspective Less than 10 per cent of the Indian workforce has had formal skill training while in countries like South Korea it is closer to 98 per cent We have had two consecutive years of rising unemployment Nearly 95 per cent of our workforce is in the unorganised sector which is a way of saying the people working in this sector have had no formal training in any skill Agriculture and construction constitute a large part of this sector Since its formation five years ago the National Skill Development Corporation a unique public-private partnership has skilled over 2 million people This year it is aiming to skill 33 million people having skilled 1 million people the previous year Over half the districts in India have NSDC training centres which offer 720 courses covering nearly 750 job roles in 27 important sectors We have made a good start But this will not suffice when we are faced with the challenge of skilling 500 million people by 2022 of which the NSDC is committed to training nearly a third We are talking about skilling no less than 60000 people every single day between now and the end of 2022 While the initial years of the NSDC were focused mainly on the supply side that is creating physical and institutional infrastructure the second phase must and will see greater involvement of the end-user industry The 31 sector skill councils (SSCs) under the NSDC provide the vital link to industry The SSCs have developed over 800 standards for specific job roles This ensures that the skilled hands we produce meet the needs of the employers from Day One But there are two big challenges One there is resistance to seeing the obvious benefits of hiring skilled people in place of casual hires and two paying the right wage for the same Neither of these challenges can be met unless industry has a buy-in This can happen only through patient and persistent advocacy We need to reach out to industry particularly small and medium firms and show them the benefits of hiring skilled hands We need models to bridge the gap between the worlds of work and education The National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme also known as STAR is one such model STAR the world’s largest voucher-based skilling programme has been a phenomenal success having enrolled 13 million aspirants in less than a year of roll out The biggest achievement of STAR has been the quick building of an ecosystem in which training providers are aligned to systems and processes as per NSDC requirements The ecosystem includes Aadhaar NPR and banks coming together to enable direct transfers STAR demonstrated that efficient scheme implementation was possible As for institutional support it is encouraging to see that the Centre and most states have recognised the need to support the Skill India mission In his budget speech in June Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had reaffirmed his government’s commitment to skill development by announcing the Skill India mission which will encompass the national multi-skill mission programme The traditional brick and mortar model of the skilling ecosystem is not conducive to being scaled up We have to use technology for mobilisation testing aptitude delivering course content assessment certification placement etc The NSDC has through its innovation platform funded such organisations that are introducing technology in training centres With the increasing penetration of the internet and mobile phones the NSDC is also embarking on massive open online curriculum(MOOC)-type projects to deliver a part or all of the training programmes online With a mobile front-end for training and assessment the potential to use technology to scale training initiatives is immense We have also created an Enterprise Resource Planning-based system called the Skill Database Management System that tracks enrolment certification and placement This can serve as a central database for the entire skilling ecosystem Last year we had 11000 employers a majority of whom were small businesses looking to hire from this database of skilled people This will grow Finally for the skilling mission to succeed it must be a national movement It must go beyond just being a government deliverable to becoming a people’s movement Just like the freedom struggle caught the imagination of all Indians because they had a stake in it we must build Skill India into a movement that catches the imagination of all stakeholders and results in participation of all with shared benefits The writer is chairman National Skill Development Agency and National Skill Development Corporation Views are personal [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Glasgow | Published: August 25 2017 1:18 am Kidambi Srikanth is into the quarter-finals at World Badminton Championships (Source: Reuters) Related News There were a couple of comebacks and an easy win as India placed three players in the quarter-finals of the singles event of the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow on Thursday While Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu had to battle hard in their games in women’s singles Kidambi Srikanth cruised in the men’s singles competition Nehwal was up against world number two Sung Ji Kyun of Korea and she had to come back in both games before beating her 21-19 21-15 She will play Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour in the quarterfinals Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu survived a scare against Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi She lost the first game allowed her opponent to comeback from 17-20 before sealing the match in the third game In a match that lasted 87 minutes Sindhu prevailed 19-21 23-21 21-17 She will face fifth seed Sun Yu of China next In the men’s singles Srikanth did not have to put that much effort and he eased into the quarterfinals He advanced in straight sets with a win over Denmark’s Anders Antonsen The Indian who won 21-14 21-18 will clash with top seed and World No 1 Korean Son Wan Ho “It was a good game today There were some intense rallies and I am happy for the win” Srikanth told PTI “It will be a tough match but I have been improving with each match and looking forward for a good game tomorrow” Srikanth added Srikanth and Wan Ho are tied 4-4 in their head-to-head record with the Indian’s recent victories coming in Indonesia and Singapore Two more Indian singles player were playing their quarter-finals but crashed out after contrasting defeats B Sai Praneeth looked good to advance before falling 21-19 10-21 12-21 against world number four Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei In the other game Ajay Jayaram was schooled by Olympic champion Chen Long of China The Indian lost 11-21 10-21 in 41 minutes to crash out of the tournament Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand said: “So far it has really been a very good performance and I am very pleased with the players We did lose couple of close doubles matches that could have our way but overall it has been satisfying” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sanjay Singh | Published: May 4 2013 2:27 am Related News With all eyes on Karnatakaa crucial poll result in Uttarakhand has quietly gone under the radar Thirteen months after it came to power in the statethe Congress this week lost control of all its six municipal corporations It also lost from the Gairsain nagar panchayatselected as the site for a new Assembly building with great expectations by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna Except Dehradunall the other five municipal corporations HaridwarRoorkeeHaldwaniRudrapur and Kahsipur came into existence during the Bahuguna regime The embarrassment for the Congress came despite vice-president Rahul Gandhis visit ahead of the pollswhere he instructed the party to use the urban local body elections to strengthen districtcitytown and ward units At a meeting in Dehradun on March 8ground-level workers were told that no relative of a party leader will be given a ticket and were warned that senior leaders who manipulate tickets would have to pay in case their nominees lost Wellthere must be a lot of worried souls in the Congress right now Particularly as the BJP appears to have regained its vote bank not only in the Terai belt (the plains)but also in the hill regions This is second consecutive success for the BJP since the 2012 Assembly poll loss Earlierthe partys Mala Rajya Lakshmi had defeated Bahugunas son Saket in the by-polls for the Tehri Lok Sabha seatwhich was ironically vacated by Bahuguna Sr after becoming CM The Congresss plan was to woo urban voters by creating new municipal corporations while Gairsains elevation was meant to counter BJPs influence in hill areas Neither worked The BJP will now have mayors in DehradunHaridwarRudrapur and Haldwaniwhile a party rebel becomes the mayor from Roorkee Kashipur has backed an Independent candidate as mayor Gairsain Nagar Panchayat has also been won by the BJP If the party is reaping the benefits of a united frontthe Congress continues to be caught between the Bahuguna and Harish Rawat factions Just before the pollsUnion Water Resources Minister Rawat had accused the Bahuguna government of not providing land for central government projects It gets worse for Bahuguna Dehradun Municipal Corporation covers 80 per cent of the Tehri Lok Sabha seat Chances of son Saketapparently in the race again from herejust got bleaker Sanjay is a special correspondent based in Dehradun [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published: July 19 2017 10:20 pm Charmee is one of the celebrities whose name has cropped up in drug case? She must present herself before the SIT on 20th July. This crisis springs from an ecosystem in which bank board members are practically political nominees, Unfortunately, 2014 3:26 am Related News SAMAJWADI Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday claimed that third front would form the government at the Centre.

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