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in effect until the end of August, For all the latest Pune News, The injection,t capable enough to work at the ground level, said a senior civic official For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMumbai | Updated: February 6 2014 11:26 am The petitioners had challenged the BMC circular dated August 14 2013 Related News The Bombay High Court Monday said in cases of redevelopment decisions on proposals for any building falling under proposed heritage precincts and Grade III of the heritage category could be taken by the BMC commissioner A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha also ruled that the same for proposed heritage buildings that fall under Grade I and II would be decided by the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) The bench however made it clear that permission of the civic body is required when height of such buildings exceeded 24 metres The court was hearing a bunch of petitions filed by Dadar-Matunga Residents’ Association Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry and residents of Chembur The petitioners had challenged the BMC circular dated August 14 2013 stating that under Development Control Regulation 67(2)(iii)(b) if the building does not fall under Grade I and II then the redevelopment plea need not be referred to the MHCC “We are of the view that the petitions are justified in making grievance against the BMC circular dated August 14 2013” said the bench Arguing for the MCHI senior counsel Milind Sathe said “There is no declaration of any building as heritage building Only a draft is prepared by the planning authority” Sathe added that as far as there buildings were concerned it was only a suggestion given by the heritage committee to the planning authority “It is not even a proposal” he said The court was also informed that 17 of 187 such buildings in Shivaji Park had been reconstructed Similarly 200 of the 941 buildings in Hindu and Parsi colonies and 300 of the 500 buildings in Chembur had been redeveloped The BMC circular had directed its officers to obtain a No-Objection Certificate from the MHCC before sanctioning redevelopment or repair of buildings in the area The court was also of the view that the state government BMC and MHCC should work in tandem to formulate and finalise guidelines for redevelopment of such buildings as soon as possible BMC’s counsel S U Kamdar informed the court that six guidelines had been sent to the heritage committee While pointing out that the civic body was required to send guidelines for rest of the buildings the court posted the hearing in relation to formulation of guidelines on Tuesday [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: March 17 2016 10:00 am “‘ Nil Bate Sannata’ is a positive film At a time when women-centric films and content-driven films are trending this film is one of them It keeps women’s issues at the centre I feel the audience will like the film” said Swara at the wrap-up party of the film “Happy Bhaag Jayegi” Related News Actress Swara Bhaskar says that her upcoming film “Nil Bate Sannata” is on the lines of women-centric films that are currently trending and doing well at the box-office “‘ Nil Bate Sannata’ is a positive film At a time when women-centric films and content-driven films are trending this film is one of them It keeps women’s issues at the centre I feel the audience will like the film” said Swara at the wrap-up party of the film “Happy Bhaag Jayegi” Recent women-centric film “Neerja” has done tremendous business at the box-office and in recent times other such films such as “NH 10” “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” and “Piku” among others have also done well Swara plays a 15-year-old’s mother in the film and added that the film is an inspiring family movieShe also hopes that “Nil Bate Sannata” creates a storm at the box-office unlike the “sannata” in the title which means silence “I wish the film creates good buzz unlike the title It is a lovely film and I am very excited about it My role in the film is very different I am very hopeful about ‘Nil Bate Sannata’” Read More The film is directed by “Bhoothnath Returns” director Nitesh Tiwari’s wife Ashwini Iyer Tiwari and also features Ratna Pathak Shah and Pankaj Tripathi It had received tremendous applause at the BFI London Film Festival (LFF) and the Silk Road International Film Festival in China where Swara received the Best Actress Award “Nil Bate Sannata” is set to release on April 22 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aastha Ahuja | Chandigarh | Published: May 2 2016 7:30 am Related News WITH THE rise in the temperature the sales of air conditioners have shot up Surinder Singh MD at a Samsung outlet Surindra Distributers in Sector 35 says “The previous year saw a decrease in the sales of air conditioners However with April turning out to be unbearably warm people are considering air conditioners to be a good investment The loss incurred due to lack of sales in 2015 has been covered by almost 25 per cent in April alone” He adds that 10 to 15 air conditioners are sold weekly from his Sector 22 showroom The air conditioning companies are coming up with various schemes and benefits that can be availed by buyers Companies like Samsung have the system of smart cards and cash backs Similarly LG has offered payment in monthly instalments Share This Article Related Article Amol Ghuman a resident of Sector 40 says “Buying air conditioners has become an easy thing due to various schemes and offers An average cost of an air conditioner turns out to be Rs 35000 which can now be paid in monthly instalments” About the expected sale in the coming months Vinod an employee at Modern Sales Sector 22 says “The sales are highly dependent on the weather conditions However as the weather forecast suggests a hot and warm summer ahead the sales are expected to rise by around 30 per cent in May and June Already this season has seen a hike in the sales of air conditioners by 40 per cent in comparison to the sales during the same time last year” The manufacturing companies too are geared up for the summer season Manvi Arora a resident of Sector 23 says “With the temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius air conditions have become a necessity than a luxury It is unbearable to think of fighting the summer heat without air conditioners” WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRio de Janerio: India’s hockey coach Roelant Oltmans on Fridayexpressed his displeasure following the team’s sloppy performance in the 2-2 draw against Canada at the Rio Olympics 2016 Canada ranked 15th in the world rallied twice to earn a draw as the fifth-ranked India finished the group phase with seven points from five matches The Dutchman was clearly not happy with the way India conceded two goals in 19 minutes with Scott Tupper scoring back-to-back penalty corners File photo of Roelent Oltmans Getty Images "I’m not pleased with today’s performance We should have scored more goals in the second and third quarters "If we did that we would have been ahead We kept Canada alive and gave the opportunity to draw that’s something we have to learn" Oltmans said after their match at Pitch 1 of Olympic Hockey Centre in Deodoro "The energy level dipped especially in the second quarter where so many chances to score goals were missed That was the quarter we should have made the difference in my point of view" India struck through Akashdeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh in the 33rd and 41st minutes respectively while Tupper scored in the 33rd to help Canada draw level 1-1 and then in the 52nd minute both times converting the penalty corners to share honours Oltmans said "We took the advantage but could not make it happen We conceded penalty corner and a goal again They should have been aware of such situations" Oltmans said the team became complacent and over-excited after scoring two goals "You should not get over-excited after scoring a goal You should just stick to your structure" On their quarter-final prospects the coach said: "A quarter-final is always a strong game There’s no doubt about it We played Belgium a couple of times in the near past World Hockey League (0-1 in December) and the Champions Trophy (1-2 in June this year) "Both times we lost by one goal difference All are strong sides Let’s see what we can manage here It will be an exciting match" India’s regular captain PR Sreejesh said they would have to pull up their socks before the big match "The energy level was a bit low we conceded from penalty corners and some poor goals We got opportunities and could not convert them" Written by Prajakta Hebbar | Published: September 5 2013 4:09 am Related News A superstitious man finds a map and a manuscript that promise treasures never beheld by any mortal But there is only one condition that in order to gain access to the wealthhe must sacrifice the life of a virgin who has four black birth marks on her neck What if the man falls in love with such a woman Sri Lankan film Nidhanayabased on a short story by noted Sinhalese writer G B Senanayakewhich released in 1972created ripples across world cinema as it explored the possibilities of such an affection The simple story almost a fable was portrayed in a poignant yet mesmerising manner by acclaimed Sri Lankan film director Lester James Peries The filmwhich features Gamini Fonseka and Malini Fonseka in lead roleswon the Silver Lion of St Mark award at the 1972 Venice International Film Festivaland was also selected as one of the outstanding films of the yearreceiving a Diploma at the London Film Festival But over the yearsNidhanayawhich means the treasure, Bangladesh are 193 for the loss?Mehedi Hasan takes charge and sends it over mid-off for four!

However, The report also points that the creation of a housing stock will underpin the affordability for the common man as influx of such huge inventory of houses will keep the prices under check.” the officer added.” said Bhatt, While many passengers were sent back home after first aid, For all the latest Mumbai News, the proposed entry gates to the convention centre must abut a main road or a highway having a minimum width of 18. which involved chipping off the concrete layer on a column, a whopping total that has him four clear of his closest pursuer — Spain’s Rafa Nadal. (Source: AP) Top News Should an age-defying Roger Federer win the US Open and capture his third grand slam title of the year it would go down as one of the wondrous chapters in tennis a trio of pundits said on Thursday The rejuvenated 36-year-old Swiss who has said winning a third grand slam in 2017 would “be a joke” will be among the favourites at Flushing Meadows where he is seeded third for the Aug 28-Sept 10 US Open “If Federer were to win the Open if he’s not the athlete of the year on every kind of major publication it will be the greatest injustice I’ve ever seen for tennis” former men’s coach and player Brad Gilbert said on an ESPN conference call “It would be his greatest year without a doubt He’s pushing the limits to what a 36 year old can do that we’ve ever seen in tennis and it’s just been a pleasure to watch” The former world number one has won three grand slams in a calendar year three times before but not since 2007 Prior to this year Federer’s last grand slam triumph had been at Wimbledon in 2012 In the years that followed many questioned whether the Swiss maestro would win another But Federer who missed last year’s US Open as part of a six-month layoff to heal his knee proved his critics wrong as he upped his record grand slam total to 19 with wins at this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon He skipped the French Open where he won once before in 2009 as part of a calculated decision to avoid playing on clay this season in a bid to prolong a career “The only thing you can say that’s a negative in any way is that he didn’t play on clay” said former US Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe “But certainly at his age to do what he’s done if he were to win three majors is off the charts” No man has as many grand slams as Federer’s 19 a whopping total that has him four clear of his closest pursuer — Spain’s Rafa Nadal While it is difficult to compare players from different generations anyone who does not consider Federer the GOAT — an acronym commonly used for the greatest of all-time — would have a hard time arguing their case should he be the last man standing in New York “If he wins the US and he wins three majors out of four I think it ends once and for all the GOAT conversation” said Tennis Hall of Famer Cliff Drysdale a former player on the men’s tour “Without it I still think he’s the greatest player that ever played but that would certainly consolidate his position in my mind as the best player to have played the sport of tennis” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Dipti Singh | Mumbai | Published: August 21 2017 1:01 am Congress corporator Steffi Kini with her son Express Top News Member of European Parliament Licia Ronzulli hit headlines across the world a few years ago when she attended a plenary session carrying her 44-day-old baby in a sling Closer home Congress corporator Steffi Kini has been struggling to find a place to breastfeed her eight-month-old son in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters While councillors debate over the city’s development Kini has to juggle between the meetings in the corporation hall on the first floor and her baby being attended to by her mother-in-law on the ground floor Due to the lack of a baby care room in the civic headquarters Kini (26) a first-time corporator from Manori ward No 32 has been compelled to feed her son Sanchez in the security guard’s cabin and even on the staircase of the building at times Kini said “When I was new I had no idea whom to approach I used to ask the security guards to let me feed my baby in their cabin I have even fed him on the staircase or in the women’s rest-room Luckily now that Ravi Raja has been elected as the opposition leader in the BMC he has been given a cabin I now use that cabin and the party office to feed my son” Kini is planning to move a proposal in the civic body to have a baby care room near the women’s washrooms to help lactating mothers working at the civic heardquarters“The baby care room will be beneficial not only for me but for other corporators and BMC staffers too The house meetings often do not begin on time So we have to keep waiting in the party office” she said When she gets Sanchez to the BMC for meetings Kini’s husband Mario Gracious or mother-in-law Judo attend to him outside the civic house “It is because of My mother in-law and Mario that I am able to concentrate on my responsibility as a corporator and serve the people who voted for me But if Sanchez starts crying I have to move out of the meeting to feed him When I go to meet residents of my ward I take him along” Judo makes the trip from Manori to Fort to support Kini “I am happy to support my daughter-in-law People of Malwani- Manori voted for her She has to represent them in the BMC Whenever Steffi is in the meeting at BMC I take Sanchez around the building or just pull a chair near the security guards’ desk and sit there trying to entertain him” said Judo Gracious “It takes nearly two-and-a-half hours to reach the BMC headquarters from Manori By the time we reach Sanchez gets tired That’s why there should be a baby care room on the civic body premises” said Kini The BMC had planned to set up a creche at its headquarters in 2006 A circular to that effect was issued by the then commissioner Jairaj Phatak requesting women employees interested in bringing their children to work to register for the creche service “None among the several hundred women employees came forward to avail the service” said a senior official from the general administration department of the civic body [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mimansa Shekhar | New Delhi | Published: August 17 2017 6:42 pm Thor Ragnarok new trailer: Doctor Strange played by actor Benedict Cumberbatch takes away major limelight from Chris Hemsworth Related News The buzz around Marvel Cinematic Universe is only increasing by the day The studio is smartly playing its cards way before its Avengers: Infinity War strikes next year With its upcoming Thor: Ragranok just months away from release its makers have unveiled the third trailer of the film And if you saw Chris Hemsworth aka Thor’s return in the first one the might of Hulk in the second then the latest promo is all about actor Benedict Cumberbatch aka Doctor Strange and why he can sweep away any plot of MCU with his sheer brilliance and screen presence Thor: Ragranok is the third film in the Thor franchise Until now we know that Thor is jailed on the other side of universe sans his Mjolnir while his realm the Asgard is on the verge of Ragnarok the doom at the hands of the powerful villain Hela played by veteran Cate Blanchett But before Thor saves his Asgardian civilization he has to survive the deadly gladiatorial fight against Hulk without his hammer His fellow Avenger is surely not an ally this time or maybe he is The conversation between the two super heroes make us doubt whether the God of Thunder really won the fight against Bruce Banner So where does Doctor Strange fit in all this The new international trailer for Thor: Ragnarok gives us a new piece of footage with an appearance by Doctor Strange Marvel’s Japanese social media accounts posted the third trailer where we see Benedict Cumberbatch telling Thor “I sense a great change in your future” Is he pointing at the might of Hela which will be a challenge for Thor This new trailer can also be connected to the post-credits of Doctor Strange which had the two heroes speaking about Asgar and its events The Japanese trailer of Thor: Ragnarok runs with the film’s title as ‘Thor: Battle Royale’ We still wonder what it is pointing at However this is surely a better suited name for this new film from the Marvel Do you agree Directed by Taika Waititi Thor: Ragnarok also features Tom Hiddleston Idris Elba Sir Anthony Hopkins Tessa Thompson Karl Urban and Jeff Goldblum The much-awaited film releases on November 6 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsJammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday directed a panel to review cases against youth facing charges of in stone-pelting in the 2015-2017 period and furnish recommendations in ten days Mehboobahad on Wednesday announced the beginning of the process of withdrawal of cases against youths accused of first-time involvement The decision was taken considering the suggestion of the Centre’s special representative Dineshwar Sharma an official spokesperson said "In a decision of immense significance Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thurday ordered the review of cases against the youth for the period 2015-2017 (till date) by an already constituted committee and furnishing of its recommendations within 10 days" the spokesman said File image of Mehbooba Mufti PTI The panel tasked with reviewing cases against youth for the 2008-2014 period has been asked to review the cases for 2015-2017 cases as well according to a government order Soon after assuming the office of chief minister in April 2016 Mehbooba had set in motion a process to review cases against youth from 2008 to 2014 which however was disrupted due to the continued violence and unrest in the later part of the year The chief minister described Friday’s decision as a ray of hope for "these young boys and their families" She hoped the decision would help in creating a positive and conciliatory atmosphere in the state Mehboobaon Wednesday announced withdrawal of cases against youths accused of being involved in stone-pelting for the first time She said this confidence building measure reaffirmed the Centre’s commitment to creating an atmosphere for sustained dialogue "It gives me immense satisfaction to restart the process of withdrawing FIRs against first-time offenders involved in stone pelting My government had initiated the process in May last year but it was stalled due to the unrest" she posted on Twitter last night It is encouraging that the interlocutor has started on a positive note she said adding that Sharma’s recommendations were being taken seriously by both the central and state governments Taking the suggestion of Sharma forward over 4500 cases against youths involved in stone pelting for the first time will be dropped in a bid to win hearts officials had said earlier Sharma who visited the Valley earlier this month was flooded with requests from various individuals and groups for withdrawal of cases against first-timers booked by the police for stone pelting Over 11500 cases were registered against stone pelters since July last year when unrest broke out in Kashmir following the gunning down of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in an encounter officials had said Out of these over 4500 cases were registered against youths indulging in stone pelting for the first time they said Written by PTI | Washington | Published: July 23 2013 1:20 pm Related News Men who regularly skip breakfast may be at a 27 per cent higher risk of heart attack than those who take their morning meala large 16-year study has warned According to the study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulationmen who reported they skipped breakfast had a higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease The timing of mealswhether it’s missing a meal in the morning or eating a meal very late at nightmay cause adverse metabolic effects that lead to coronary heart disease Even after accounting for modest differences in dietphysical activitysmoking and other lifestyle factorsthe association between skipping breakfast (or eating very late at night) and coronary heart disease persisted Researchers analysed food frequency questionnaire data and tracked health outcomes for 16 years (1992-2008) on 26902 male health professionals ages 45-82 During the study1572 of the men had first-time cardiac events The study found that men who reported eating late at night (eating after going to bed) had a 55 per cent higher coronary heart disease risk than those who didn’t Howeverresearchers were less convinced this was a major public health concern because few men in the study reported this behaviour “Skipping breakfast may lead to one or more risk factorsincluding obesityhigh blood pressurehigh cholesterol and diabeteswhich may in turn lead to a heart attack over time” said Leah E Cahillstudy lead author and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston “Our study group has spent decades studying the health effects of diet quality and compositionand now this new data also suggests overall dietary habits can be important to lower risk of coronary heart disease” said Eric Rimmsenior author and Associate Professor of Epidemiology and NutritionHarvard School of Public Health and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School Men who reported eating breakfast ate on average one more time per day than those who skipped breakfastimplying that those who abstained from breakfast were not eating additional make-up meals later in the day Although there was some overlap between those who skipped breakfast and those who ate late at night76 per cent of late-night eaters also ate breakfastresearchers said While the current study group was composed of men who were of 97 per cent white European descentthe results should also apply to women and other ethnic groupsbut this should be tested in additional studiesresearchers said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 11 2017 6:20 am Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh (PTI) Top News Gearing up to counter criticism by the Opposition in the upcoming Budget Session of the Punjab Assembly in the backdrop of sand mining controversy the Congress will chalk out a strategy in a specially convened Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meet here on June 13 The meeting of all MLAs would be addressed by Punjab Chief Minister and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Captain Amarinder Singh The ruling Congress is on the defensive ever since Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s former employees bagged contract of sand mines On the agenda for the specially convened meeting expected to be attended by all MLAs of the ruling party is a discussion on the various matters listed for the Budget session scheduled from June 14 to June 23 said a spokesperson of PPCC The CLP will deliberate upon the legislative business to be transacted in the Vidhan Sabha and any other matter to be taken up in this session with the permission of the leader The Budget Session is scheduled to commence at 2 pm on June 14 with obituary references and will be adjourned sine die after the proposed legislative business on June 23 The discussion on the Governor’s Address would be held on June 16 and June 19 as per the schedule approved by the cabinet The Chief Minister has already indicated that several important decisions with financial implications will be announced during the budget session to fulfill some key poll promises of his government Amarinder had recently said at an event that while 140 decisions had already been taken by his government promises involving financial issues had perforce to be deferred till the Budget For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: June 16 2017 1:01 pm Saif Ali Khan is not too impressed with Sara’s career choice While Saif is a supportive dad he wishes Sara had chosen a more stable profession Related News Sara Ali Khan will soon make her Bollywood debut and her first film has been announced While Sara is busy prepping for her debut film Kedarnath alongside Sushant Singh Rajput her mom Amrita Singh too seems to be helping her along However father Saif Ali Khan is not too impressed with Sara’s career choice While Saif is a supportive dad he wishes Sara had chosen a more stable profession In a recent interview to DNA the 46-year-old actor said “Why would she want that for herself Look at where she studied After having done that why wouldn’t she want to live and work in New York rather than do this I am not looking down on acting it’s just it is not the most stable profession And everyone lives in constant fear And there is no guarantee that despite doing your best you will succeed This is not the life any parent would want for their children” The father also revealed that Sara Ali Khan always wanted to be an actor “I remember years ago we’d gone for a stage show abroad and while I was on the stage with Salman and other actors Sara was standing behind the stage curtain and looking at us I knew then that she wanted this for herself Being on stage and people shouting her name” he said Saif Ali Khan further added that he was not involved in selecting Sara’s first Bollywood project Saif said “I am there if she needs to ask or talk to me about anything I know what she is doing and we talk about films just like we do about everything else” See a few recent images of Sara Ali Khan: a Meanwhile Sara Ali Khan is busy with her gym session as she will be seen in Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath which is set to go on floors by this year end For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsThe Mahagathbandhan’s victory in Bihar has implications for the Indian economy For investors a victory for BJP would have been a more desirable outcome Besides Bihar-specific factors this was a major test for the BJP in the Hindi-speaking heartland This loss puts more pressure on the BJP government to push through reforms The election to two wards has been postponed due to the death of candidates.

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For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: December 20 2013 4:33 am Related News The Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) comprising corporate leaders trying to create a ground for a more participative politics met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah recently and sought the appointment of a sheriff to help the mayor in planning for the city BPAC reiterated its request for a 10-point programme to remove serious infrastructure bottlenecks that are making life a nightmare for the average citizen? the platform created by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and T V Mohandas Pai said in a statement They discussed with the CM making Bangalore more friendly for pedestrians and walkersmaking it safesewage-free lakes and garbagedebris and pothole problemsthe release said The CM gave a sympathetic hearing and was supportive of the need for progressive measures for development of the city He said Rs 300 crore had been allocated for road development? BPAC said Siddaramaiah reportedly promised the BPAC delegation led by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw that a task force would be set up to ensure the development of Bangalore and to look at the possibility of extending nightlife in core city areas by allowing eateries to stay open till 1 am The extension of closing hours would contribute to making citizens feel saferit was felt This would lead to greater vibrancy and encourage self-policing and improve the law-and-order situation? BPAC said For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: July 23 2015 10:09 am Michael Chiklis has landed a regular role as Captain Nathaniel Barnes on the show ‘Gotham’ (Source: Reuters) Related News Actor Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of the upcoming second season of popular Batman prequel series “Gotham” The former “The Shield” star has landed a regular role as Captain Nathaniel Barnes on the show reported Aceshowbiz According to the show’s producers Barnes is a law and order radical unafraid of making enemies- on either side of the law Chiklis 51 was recently starred on “American Horror Story: Freak Show” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express AppBy: Reuters | Belgium | Published: August 27 2016 9:03 am Max Verstappen went fastest in Friday’s afternoon session (Source: AP) Top News Max Verstappen is refusing to get carried away with thoughts of a ‘home’ win in Sunday’s Belgian Formula One Grand Prix despite leading a Red Bull one-two on the opening day of practice Verstappen went fastest in Friday’s afternoon session 0256 seconds quicker than team mate Daniel Ricciardo of Australia with a lap that surpassed Nico Rosberg’s session-topping effort in the morning for Mercedes The two silver cars who have won 43 of the last 50 races were sixth and 13th respectively in the afternoon with Rosberg ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton Red Bull the only team other than Mercedes to win a race this year have made significant gains of late usurping Ferrari as the German outfit’s closest challengers following the last race at Hockenheim But Mercedes’ uncharacteristically low-key display on Friday had more to do with them focusing on race simulations especially with Briton Hamilton set to start near the back of the grid due to engine-related penalties than a sudden surge of Red Bull form “They are very competitive” said Verstappen “For sure Mercedes will come back” The Spa Grand Prix is the closest Verstappen has to a home race The son of former driver Jos races under the Dutch flag but was born in Belgium to a Belgian mother Legions of his orange-clad supporters have arrived for the weekend and he could give them much to cheer especially if he is able to put his car on the front row in qualifying on Saturday “The fans were cheering me on which gives you a lot of motivation and it’s great to see so many already on a Friday” said the 18-year-old who won on his Red Bull debut in Spain in May “We can definitely improve even more We have to wait and see what they (Mercedes) do but so far I think we have a good car and a very good starting point” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sharad Raghavan | Published: November 10 2011 3:06 am Related News The euro crisis may have spread to Italy Sharad Raghavan explains what is different between Italy and Greeceand why the EU is worried So what are the immediate concerns about Italy Italy is the third-largest economy in the eurozone but it is second only to Greece in how bad its fiscal scenario is The real worry is that it could go the Greece wayrequiring a bigger bailout packagewhich would prove debilitating for the eurozone But first things first The most recent worry about Italy is that the yield on its 10-year government bonds hit a historically high 671 per centdangerously close to the yield levels at which it became imperative to bail Greece and Portugal out What links bond yields and bailouts A government bond is basically a way in which governments can borrow moneywith the agreement that they will pay back the principal with interest after a specified period of time (for example10-year bonds would reach maturityas their name suggestsafter 10 years) Soif Italys government bond yield rates are highit means the cost of borrowing for the country is highand that is what is worrying most eurozone leaders: that Italy wont be able to pay back its high-cost debtand will need a bailout Why have bond yields surged Investors are worried that a persistently weak economy Italy has seen zero-to-low growth for two decades will not be able to support high interest payments in the future During times of prosperitywhen there is low risk of a default by the governmentbond yields remain low But in times of economic turmoilwhen risk is highcreditors demand a risk premium to compensate them for the possibility that the government might not be able to repay the loan How similar is the Italian scenario to the one that unfolded in Greece Italys situation wasnt so bad until recently In factItaly has been working far harder than Greece or the US on fixing its fiscal problems It has announced three separate austerity plans since Julyaimed at reducing debt by raising taxes and cutting government spending The government also saidon Wednesdaythat it is ready to sell state-owned land to finance itself HoweverItalys debt-GDP ratio is still higher than that of Greece And the countrys absolute level of debt is alarmingly high more than $25 trillion and estimated to touch 120 per cent of its GDP this year Theres a political differencetoo: Greek PM George Papandreou has already left officebut Silvio Berlusconi has notthough that might be only a matter of time Papandreous move to call a referendum in on further EU membership was backfired badly; and the wisest decision he madeprobablywas to step down and make way for a new government to solve the debt crisis Even in Italythere is pressure on Berlusconi to resign from officeespecially following a key vote on Tuesday that showed that he had lost his parliamentary majority If Italy is better managedthen why is the worry so great The resources needed to bail it out would severely stretch both the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund The eurozones bailout fundcalled the European Financial and Stability Facilityhas already been enlarged to one trillion euros to support countries like Italybut an actual default could very well bring the eurozone crashing down The second worry is that a large amount of Italys government bonds are held by foreign investorsmeaning the ripples would spread far and wide across financial markets Europes 20 biggest banks hold 186 billion euros of Italian sovereign debt Even a hint of default could trigger a collapse of confidence in financial markets and lead to an exodus of capital Sowhat are the ways to avoid an Italian default WellfirstItaly has to put its political house in order Dithering over Berlusconis fateand who will succeed himwill only exacerbate the problem SecondItaly must continue with its own austerity plansas well as those mandated by the eurozone Following the recently concluded G-20 SummitEU leaders forced Italy to accept greater IMF oversight of its economyincluding quarterly reports on its progress on pension and labour market reforms The IMF wont be the only one looking over Italys shoulder On MondayJean-Claude Junckerthe chairman of the Eurogroupsaid the European Central Bank would also take part in that monitoring The other option is inevitableif Italy strays from the straight and narrow: a bailoutand all that that entails for the eurozone Either waythis is not the time to be blundering about trying to solve political problems The way forward needs to be charted as gingerly as possible [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: December 1 2016 7:45 pm RB Leipzig are the league’s most successful team in the last seven matches (Source: Reuters) Top News RB Leipzig’s title credentials will come renewed attack on Saturday as the Bundesliga’s surprise leaders host Schalke 04 who have shaken off a dreadful start to go 12 games unbeaten in all competitions Leipzig’s rise to the summit has shaken up the division with the unbeaten East German club having won their last seven league matches to top the table three points ahead of champions Bayern Munich Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl will have his top scorers Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg fit again after minor muscle injuries forced them to train alone earlier this week Defender Marvin Compper however is still doubtful after he suffered an ankle injury two weeks ago “It is difficult to say given he (Compper) can’t do anything at the moment” Hasenhuettl said “It will be tight for him for Saturday “We know Schalke want to take something away from the game against us and we are ready and looking forward to it” Schalke are also in devilish form having won five of their seven most recent Bundesliga matches stretching their unbeaten run to 12 games in all competitions after they opened the campaign with five straight league defeats Apart from Leipzig they are the league’s most successful team in the last seven matches and have since jumped from last place to eighth in the Bundesliga with club bosses having kept faith with new coach Markus Weinzierl despite their bad start “The team remained calm The coach and management always found the right words and kept believing in us” said Schalke captain Benedikt Hoewedes Hoewedes will come up against his former coach Ralf Rangnick Leipzig’s sporting director who made the defender captain at Schalke back in 2011 “I know how Ralf Rangnick thinks Leipzig are a dominant team and you can see how much work has been put into it” said Hoewedes “You have to respect that and we have now been warned “But with 17 points from seven unbeaten matches in the league it is clear we want points in Leipzig as well” Bayern can reclaim top spot — at least for a day — when they travel to Mainz 05 on Friday with the Bavarians on 27 points in second place Borussia Dortmund in seventh on 21 will look to rebound from last week’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt with a win over Borussia Moenchengladbach Third-placed Hertha Berlin on 24 travel to VfL Wolfsburg struggling in 14th place two points above the relegation playoff place For all 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