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troubling the batsmen” “It is not just reckless bowling So he is a quality bowler He has all the ingredients of becoming a consistent world-class bowler provided the fitness factor can be maintained and hopefully he is not hampered with any more injuries” ““He is a very valuable bowler for us and when he is on song it’s delightful to watch We all really enjoy standingon the field and watching him bowl like that He is very special” Kohli added For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Updated: May 30 2015 12:09 am A boyis seen with his father trying to salvage whatever he can from the ruins of their home in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal Related News A political aftershock seems to have followed the April 25 earthquake in Nepal as the demand for a change in government leadership is gradually dominating the political discourse Earlier this week Maoist chief Prachanda suggested that all leaders get their acts together and complete the constitution-writing process within a month under incumbent Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and “after that let him step aside and pave the way for KP Oli” Oli is the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) a partner in the ruling coalition But in the power-centric politics Nepali actors have been pursuing over the past decade no one would agree to hand over power easily Koirala is no exception Nor can Prachanda’s suggestion be taken at face value While the Maoists are the main opposition in the Constituent Assembly and a distant third in the House Prachanda hopes that if he is accepted as the kingmaker now he and his party could play a much bigger role later Devendra Poudel another senior leader of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) has already suggested Oli as PM and Prachanda as president But for that to happen both Koirala and President Ram Baran Yadav must not only agree to step down but the Nepali Congress the party that leads the coalition should also agree to extend all support to the government leaving the top posts to the two communist parties Post-April 25 there has been little talk of politics and constitution-writing The discussion has been about the earthquake and the collective failure of the government and parties to provide relief and shelter The government has also not been able to spell out its priorities and demands when donor countries ask what they can do to help The government is keen that donors should give cash to victims But with no post-disaster plan in place no country will oblige the Nepal government and parties Their loss of credibility for other failures is not helping either Koirala meanwhile refuses to buckle under pressure and tells his detractors that he alone cannot be punished for the failure to deliver the constitution which is essential for political stability — the key to economic recovery Koirala will be visiting New Delhi next month mainly to seek a bigger contribution from India for the major phase of rehabilitation and construction Again it is something his government is not clear about India and China have promised to do anything Nepal wants But will New Delhi come to Koirala’s aid now that the ground beneath his feet is shrinking Nepal’s actors are not known for pursuing a politics of accountability What will Delhi gain by putting its weight behind a government that may not be there long enough to oversee the “new Nepal” being built Politically “new Nepal” was the common slogan of the major parties led by the Maoists after they secured a monopoly on power post-April 2006 But the words do not inspire any positive feeling among Nepal’s common people For them the “new Nepal” only means a ruined economy coupled with instability political chaos and a neverending transition That explains why some leaders are in a hurry to have the constitution delivered within a month Yadav has shed his reservations about the army “bypassing” him He had earlier resented being kept out when the army was being mobilised triggering speculation that the army was acting more autonomously than the constitution envisaged While that fear has subsided the new move for a change of government leadership at the initiative of the UML and Maoists is bound to trigger new political permutations But there is still little to cheer about as neither quake relief nor reconstruction is the focus of these exercises [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: May 17 2017 5:19 pm Explore more enjoy more (Source: ThinkStock Images) Top News While the sun is blistering hot go for a break and take a dip in sea and pools Jet off to places like Kerala and Sri Lanka where you can do this and more Aurvind Lama co-founder and CEO Travelyaari an online bus booking platform and Manheer Singh Sethi co-founder 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the morning desert safari in the afternoon and barbeque dinner under the stars while enjoying belly dance * Thailand: Thailand attracts close to 30 million tourists annually Reason Its sheer excellence and beauty It is popular for its beach resorts sumptuous royal palaces ancient ruins picturesque locations party hubs tropical cuisine and soul soothing destinations * Sri Lanka: From the tranquil beaches in Bentota the lush green hills and colonial heritage of Nuwara Eliya to the historical monuments in Colombo Sri Lanka has the most splendid offerings for visitors Go for a wildlife safari at Yala National Park where you may spot jungle cats elephants water buffaloes and the Sri Lankan sloth bear For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Vivek Katju | Published: December 18 2015 12:15 am Vice President Hamid Ansari Related News Vice President Hamid Ansari joined Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Presidents Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan in the ground-breaking ceremony of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) gas pipeline in Mary Turkmenistan Ansari hailed the pipeline as a major step towards regional integration It is to be completed by 2018 Will the Afghan political and security situation allow that to happen The prevailing conditions in Afghanistan were under focus at the Heart of Asia conference in Islamabad last week External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lead the Indian delegation While attention was on the decision taken on the sidelines to resume the India-Pakistan dialogue what took place between Afghanistan and Pakistan will have a major bearing on Indian security interests and the possibilities of enhancing connectivity with and through Afghanistan Afghanistan’s government is currently stable but Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah is marginalised His supporters are growing disillusioned with this extra-constitutional arrangement There is also no indication that the agreement for constitutional amendments to create the post of an executive PM will actually be implemented If Abdullah’s patience gives way the entire edifice will collapse This will certainly and adversely impact the coherence of the security forces Meanwhile former president Hamid Karzai is seeking to undermine the present government Afghanistan’s security situation continues to be difficult When Ghani was in Islamabad the Kandahar airport was under Taliban attack A few days later the Taliban targeted an area close to the Spanish embassy in Kabul The spread of the Taliban to northern Afghanistan is especially dangerous Their capture of Kunduz for almost a week exposed the weaknesses of the security system Afghan security forces are doing their best but the Taliban challenge will be grave as long as Pakistan does not move against them which is unlikely to happen The Islamic State (IS) is visible in Afghanistan But the extent of its inroads is unclear Many feel the IS in eastern Afghanistan is only a cover to enable Pakistan to attack Tehreek-e-Taliban elements there In any event the Taliban will remain a more potent threat Ghani spent enormous political capital wooing the Pakistan army to contain the Taliban and bring them to the negotiating table He was embittered when Pakistan revealed that Mullah Omar was dead although it had kept up the fiction that he was alive The generals also gave a long rope to Mansour chosen by them to succeed Omar to continue attacks through the spring and summer to consolidate his position Ghani poured vitriol on Pakistan but he is committed to engaging the Taliban and knows that the generals hold the keys for such a process Last week Ghani decided to again rely on the generals to deliver the Taliban for negotiations This did not go down well with all sections of the Afghan officialdom — intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil resigned Ghani is likely to pursue the course but will the generals deliver That will require a complete change in their outlook towards Afghanistan There is no evidence yet of such a transformation and it is most unlikely Swaraj did well to raise the issue of the transportation of Indian goods to Afghanistan via the Punjab border at the conference Ghani too asked for such access However it is almost certain that the generals will not allow such overland transit consistent with their desire to reduce Indian interaction with Afghanistan to a minimum Why have they then agreed to the Tapi pipeline Because it will when completed be a strategic lever to offset the Indian advantage on the waters flowing from India to Pakistan Indian policymakers have done well to agree to supply attack helicopters to the Afghan forces This marks a welcome departure from the old diffident policy on defence supplies It also shows that Ghani is no longer willing to keep Indian assistance out to appease the generals However Ghani is inconstant and his priority is Pakistan It will therefore be appropriate to enhance India’s engagement with all sections of the political class especially with old friends But do not expect any timely movement on the Tapi pipeline for the imponderables are too many The writer is a former Indian ambassador to Afghanistan For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppBy: Express News Service | Updated: June 1 2014 11:05 pm Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi has with one stroke of his pen abolished the nine empowered groups of ministers (EGoMs) and the 21 groups of ministers (GoMs) that had carried on from the previous government This was meant to directly empower ministries and departments with the cabinet secretariat and prime minister’s office stepping in to resolve differences and help decision-making It is clear that Modi intends to govern as he campaigned in a presidential manner concentrating authority within a small core team This approach has its own potential downside but it will certainly be a change from the shuffling pace of the previous government GoMs and EGoMs are in concept meant as forums to coordinate various ministry positions and are particularly useful for coalition governments to ensure a common agenda at all times Under the UPA though these working groups had come to exemplify delay argument and buck-passing under the cover of collective decision-making They had proliferated to over 80 at one point and some of them had never met They included minor matters that fell between ministries more complex ones that required ministries to reconcile their differences and even mundane matters like post-retirement medical schemes and superannuation age debates for public sector workers An extraordinary number of EGoMs was headed by party veterans like Pranab Mukherjee and AK Antony With no timeline to come to a decision they became a way to vacillate on a policy decision while appearing to work on it Without a clear central will this charade of consultation and deliberation quickly degenerated Modi as the head of a remarkably strong government and assured of the support of his party and allies can dispense with what he considers administrative encumbrances While his resolve is undeniable as is his incentive to make quick decisions given the weight of expectations on him there could be pitfalls to a system where decision-making capacity is left primarily to one all-seeing super-PMO Modi’s office must be careful not to whittle away the power of ministries or to lead by commanding The cabinet system envisages decisions by consensus and the PMO should see itself as coordinating and using the levers of persuasion it has rather than taking over as arbiter of disputes and the final word Robust decisions depend on distributed intelligence rather than a single point of power Modi must see himself as the listener-in-chief rather than the decider-in-chief if his centralised administrative approach is to succeed For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBhubaneswar: The flood toll in Odisha rose to seven with the death of three more persons in Jajpur district even as the water level in river Brahmani receded at some places on Sunday According to reports from Jajpur district three persons — Kusa Pradhan of village Khairadiha Sonu Dalai of Badasulidiha and Ranjit Mallick of Makeipur — lost their lives in the flash flood in the district an official statement said One person of Nilakanthapur gram panchayat of Kendrapara district is reported to be missing in river Brahmani An Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) team is engaged in the search operation they said Four persons two each in Kalahandi and Malkangiri districts had died in the flood earlier Representational image PTI Water level in river Brahmani has receded by more than a foot in Kendrapara and Jajpur districts Barring these two situation in all other districts is normal At least 15 gram panchayats of Bari block were affected due to a breach on Brahmani left embankment at Kimbhiriapal gram panchayat on Saturday About 1600 people have been evacuated to safe shelters at eight places while many others in the inundated areas have taken shelter in the houses of their neighbourers a senior official said Free kitchens have been opened for the flood affected and dry food like ‘chuda’ (flattened rice) and ‘gur’ (jaggery) are being distributed wherever necessary Around 50 metric tonnes of cattle feed has been sent to Bari block Another 50 metric tonnes of cattle feed has been sent to Balasore district the official said In Kendrapara district seven gram panchayats of Pattamundai block namely Penthapal Alapua Taradipal Singhagaon Rahulia Andhara and Nayadia have been marooned due to flood water Water level of river Kharasrota is in receding trend near Aul in Kendrapara district he said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had on Saturdaydirected the officials to ensure that flood-hit people in Rayagada and Bhadrak districts get house damage assistance within three days Health and sanitation teams have been deployed in all flood affected areas Principal secretary of Water Resources Department PK Jena along with engineer-in-chief Water Resources and Chief Engineer and Basin Manager Lower Mahanadi Basin visited the breach site on Saturday As soon as the water level comes down temporary restoration of the breached embankment will be taken up The flood situation in Sundargarh district has also improved considerably with the water level of Brahmani Ib and Koel rivers receding the official added Written by Agencies | Washington | Published: November 15 2010 3:29 pm Related News Parents who smoke at home may place their children at risk for cardiovascular diseasesaccording to a new research Smoking parents can put children at risk of oxidative injury possibly increasing their risk of cardiovascular diseaseaccording to Austrian researchers Oxidative stress leads to inflammation and an increased risk of vascular damage and narrowing of the arteries During cholesterol screening teststhe researchers found that children of smokers had higher levels of an oxidative stress marker than children of nonsmoking parents Children of smoking parents had 132 picograms/milliliter in plasma while children of nonsmoking parents had 71 pg/ml When parents quitthe levels of the marker significantly dropped to that of children of nonsmokers after three months The positive effect was more pronounced when mothers rather than fathers quit smoking and most effective when both parents quit smoking The effect was not different in girls or boys For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ashok Gulati | Updated: December 21 2015 12:05 am The finance minister may be smart enough to show that the fiscal deficit is under control but unpaid fertiliser and food subsidy bills have together already crossed Rs 100000 crore Related News One of the top economic priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to boost the manufacturing sector Much of the effort to attract FDI is geared towards this But the fertiliser sector has not seen any major fresh investment in the last 15 years or so Some urea manufacturers are even seriously thinking of downing shutters This when the highest growth in demand for fertilisers in the world is in India The result is that imports are rising and production is largely stagnant — exactly the opposite of the aims of the “Make in India” campaign The reason: Fertiliser policy is in a mess Unpaid fertiliser subsidy bills to the industry have crossed Rs 40000 crore and will likely reach Rs 48000 crore by the end of this fiscal year as per industry estimates The budgetary allocation of about Rs 73000 crore for fertiliser subsidy is nowhere near the reality on the ground — arrears are mounting year after year The finance minister may be smart enough to show that the fiscal deficit is under control but unpaid fertiliser and food subsidy bills have together already crossed Rs 100000 crore Keeping them out of the budget is not a good practice If the government wants to subsidise food and fertiliser it should be done in a transparent manner by explicitly budgeting for them Else the credibility of the government will be at stake as far as budgetary transparency is concerned Let us concentrate on the fertiliser sector — especially urea as much of the subsidy on account of fertilisers is due to exceptionally low urea prices Our prices of urea are perhaps the lowest in the world at around $85 per million tonne (MT) against $265/ MT in China and more than $360/ MT in Pakistan Globally prices hover around $300/ MT Low urea prices have several undesirable effects First they lead to a higher subsidy burden And when the government cannot pay up and postpones payment year after year the industry gets deeply demoralised No wonder then that no one feels like investing in this sector This raises doubts about the possible success of the “Make in India” dream especially when such a critical domestic industry is in the doldrums Second dependence on imports is rising contrary to the “Make in India” slogan More than one-third of nitrogen for consumption is imported today compared to less than 10 per cent or so in 2000-01 Third because of the highly distorted prices of nitrogen phosphorus and potassium the use of these nutrients is imbalanced damaging soil fertility and breeding inefficiency in their usage Fourth due to the highly subsidised prices of urea it is being diverted to neighbouring countries and for non-agricultural uses Neem-coating can partially help arrest its use for non-agricultural purposes but not its smuggling to other countries What are the policy options First and foremost clear the arrears to bring some optimism in the industry and resurrect the government’s budgetary credibility If not in one go the finance minister could commit to doing this over two years Blaming the previous government for the mess will not help It is now the liability of the present government which needs to find an amicable solution and fast Second bring urea under the nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) scheme and recalibrate the relative prices of nitrogen phosphorus and potassium — urea prices should go up and phosphorus and potassium prices inch down a bit This will help encourage a balanced use of nitrogen phosphorus and potassium while the overall subsidy may remain the same Third propagate modern techniques like fertigation and bring soluble fertilisers under the NBS scheme Through fertigation soluble fertilisers can reduce the overall consumption of fertiliser while boosting agricultural productivity and soil health — good economics higher productivity and greater environmental sustainability Fourth a bold policy step would be to distribute the fertiliser subsidy through direct cash transfers to farmers on a per-hectare basis coupled with the decanalisation of imports and decontrol of fertiliser prices The issue of identifying the owner/ tenant can easily be tackled if the government is serious and focused The great accomplishment of opening accounts under the Jan Dhan programme will not have much meaning if food and fertiliser subsidies do not become a part of direct benefits transfers (DBTs) China has already moved towards DBTs for input subsidies on fertilisers Last should one really produce urea at home The main feedstock for urea — gas — is available to the fertiliser industry at a pooled price of $105 per million metric British thermal unit (mmBtu) while it is available in many Gulf countries at less than $3/ mmBtu Would it not be wise to set up plants in Gulf countries and have long-term contracts for imports Already urea produced in Oman can be imported at almost $135/ MT So would it not be ise to “Make for India” anywhere that is globally competitive rather than “Make in India” at high cost Will the finance minister bite the bullet in the coming budget and put the fertiliser sector on an efficient and sustainable track The problem is becoming elephantine in nature and tickling its tail won’t do One needs to take it head-on — neglecting the fertiliser sector for too long can cost India heavily in terms of food security One hopes the government wakes up soon The writer is Infosys chair professor for agriculture at Icrier Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 10 2017 3:17 pm Jose Mourinho and Gareth Bale (Source: Reuters) Related News Real Madrid’s forward Gareth Bale who was linked to a move to Manchester United was all praise for the Old Trafford side’s boss Jose Mourinho on Thursday and called him a great manager After the Super Cup that the Spanish champions won Bale said “United did very well They gave us a difficult game and I’m sure they’ll do fantastic this season I think it’s getting there obviously I think by bringing Mourinho in it’s kind of boosted the club by winning a few trophies last year it did them great and I think they’re getting back to where they belong “I see no reason why they can’t do well in the Champions League he’s a great manager he’s done everything in football he knows what he’s doing and I’m sure he’s building a great team for what he hopes to achieve there” On fighting for a spot under Zinedine Zidane the Welsh footballer said “I’m happy to fight for my place We’re all fighting for our places anyway It’s nothing new in football it happens at every club you just carry on like normal” “We’re enjoying winning enjoying winning trophies like everyone would so for us we’re hungry to win everything still want to keep winning games winning trophies so yeah we just carry on like that I think for any footballer you want to win as many trophies as you can so that’s the main thing” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Vishwas Waghmode | Mumbai | Published: January 26 2017 2:03 am Top News After receiving a solitary bid from the GVK-led Mumbai International Airport Ltd for the Navi Mumbai International Airport project the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) Wednesday once again extended the deadline for submission of bids this time up to February 13 This is the fifth extension for requests for proposals (RFPs) for the Rs 16000-crore proposed greenfield airport at Navi Mumbai Officials said this would be the final extension According to CIDCO officials it had extended the deadline for submission of bids from January 9 to January 25 after the qualified bidders — GMR Group Tata Realty and Hiranandani Group-Zurich Airport — did not take part On Wednesday these three bidders once again did not present a bid Watch What Else Is Making News: “We have received only one bid So we have extended the deadline up to February 13 to give a chance once again to all of them This will be the last extension and then we will have to close the bidding process irrespective of the responses” Bhushan Gagrani vice president and managing director of CIDCO told The Indian Express Senior CIDCO officials said they are hopeful of getting more responses “One of the major reasons for these bidders not turning up was that two firms – Hiranandani and Tata – are having issues with partners and want to change their partners We have learnt that the process of changing the partners is on” said the official Earlier the bidders had raised issues about the challenges in pre-development work delay in land acquisition and rehabilitation conflict of interest in award of pre-development work and others Officials said that they have resolved some of the issues including pre-development work conditions “We have agreed not to levy a penalty on the bidder if the work is delayed by the contractor for pre-development work Other issues some of which are procedural have also been resolved Now for the remaining issues raised by the bidders we will have to change the entire tender document which is not possible The tender conditions are there since beginning and the bidders are well aware of it” explained an official CIDCO officials continue to maintain that a single runway can be made operational by 2019 despite the delays and extensions for bid submissions “The resettlement and rehabilitation of families is being carried out simultaneously By June we will be able to shift all affected families This will help in completing the work on time” said another official For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 7 2017 5:20 pm Top News A 13-year-old boy who went to Sri Lanka to participate in an Under-17 club cricket tournament drowned in the swimming pool of Villa Palma beach resort at Negambo near Colombo The family members of Narendra Sodha left for Mumbai to receive the body of their on Thursday afternoon Narendra was a resident of Godadara area in Surat and was a class 7 student in RMG Maheshwari english medium school He was training at the Maitri cricket coaching academy which took the team to Sri Lanka The second of three children Narendra’s father Mansingh Sodha runs a textile trading firm So interested was he in the sport that his parents admitted him to the centre so that he could get professional guidance His above par batting skills caught the attention of the coaches at the centre Rashid Zirak who runs Maitri cricket coaching academy took 18 players including Narendra on an India FC XI Tour to Sri Lanka They were participating in an Under-17 cricket club tournament that began on September 3 and were due to return on September 10 The team was residing at Villa Palma beach resort “We saw a bright future for Narendra… we paid the fees and tour expenses Narendra called me and spoke to me about the new place and his experience during the tour We spoke twice and the last time I spoke to him was on Tuesday evening at 500 pm when he told me that he is enjoying the tour and had played two games and scored well Two hours later at 700 pm I received a call from their coach Rashid Zirak that my son died due to drowning in the resort’s swimming pool “We have lost our child… Narendra was brilliant in studies and sports and he was very much close to us among our three children We are deeply pained and there nothing more we can say” Indian Embassy officials in Sri Lanka have made arrangements to send the body to Mumbai A family member said the body will reach Mumbai Friday morning “We have come to know that the body of Narendra will be brought to India via flight on Friday early morning at 200 am We have started making arrangements to bring the body in an ambulance from Mumbai Rashid and other remaining players will also return back to Surat in the same flight with the body” Shrikant Patil the Vice Principal of RMG Maheshwari School said he was not aware that the child was on a cricket tour “He was not coming to school since September 3 and had not taken leave We had sent messages to the parents after he was found absent but they did not responded He was a brilliant student and was also a good batsman We have come to know about his demise this morning” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Jaipur | Published: January 24 2015 6:35 pm Jaipur: VS Naipaul in conversation with Farrukh Dhondy on “The Writer and The World” during the Jaipur literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur on Saturday (Source: PTI) Related News After Nobel Laureate V S Naipaul penned books on India with titles such as “An Area of Darkness” and “A Wounded Civilisation” his mother asked him to leave India and write on other subjects the Nobel Laureate said on Saturday The Indian-origin British author who was born in Trinidad narrated what his mother had to say to him “The only Hindi word my mother carried from India was ‘beta’ and she said ‘beta please leave India to the Indians’” Naipaul recalled during the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival The 82-year-old wheel-chair bound author has published 30 books over half a decade and that includes those on travel “I came to India first because of curiosity about my ancestral land My publisher had agreed to pay me an advance for anything I would write on India Although it was a petty amount even then I felt at peace to get it I didn’t know how to move in India but eventually I had to find my way” he said Naipaul broke down at this point and his wife as his wife Nadira assisted him in wiping away his tears On the inaugural day of the festival too the author had been in tears after listening to travel writer Paul Theroux with whom he had reportedly his first public reunion in 19 years Naipaul’s first travel book was called “The Middle Passage” (1962) He had also written the India trilogy starting with “An Area of Darkness” (1964) which relates to his first journey to India followed by “India A Wounded Civilisation” and “India A Million Mutinies Now” “I began to write but I realised that I was writing frivolously and it wasn’t coming out the way it should have I used the term an area of wounded civilisation in an attempt to suggest the effect of its history on India of the precarious evasion” Naipaul said The session on the fourth day of the festival saw Naipaul in conversation with Farrukh Dhondy in a session titled “The Writer and the World” Festival organiser William Dalrymple in his tweeted about the session said “V S Naipaul got a larger crowd on the front lawn than anyone else we’ve ever hosted- just under 6000- more than Oprah more even than Amitabh US talk show host Oprah Winfrey had visited the festival in 2012 while Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan had spoken at the event in the year 2009 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News” he wrote in his tweet.
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