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and which could not.“We need to have an honest factual debate about what isgoing on” said McLaren “You have the rudiments of a system that works Therehave been problems with certain elements like any machine ithas parts that break down? the day after,127. on Tuesday condemned “Wazir” director Bejoy Nambiar’s remarks on “limiting” megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s persona in a wheelchair.I feared that my father might be dead. now I cannot afford the education there and plan to return. For all the latest Mumbai News,this is the time for all us as an industry to stand by our people and fraternity!” He added “Having been through many instances of turmoil during a film shoot or release…i understand Sanjay’s emotion” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished on:May 5 2016 4:13 pm I have always believed that there are numerous Calcuttas within Calcutta Little worlds inside one big chaotic world The bar this piece concerns itself with is one of them The other day I told a friend of mine about this place that is located around Esplanade Crossing It had proper seating I told him and was air-conditioned Plus it sold a bottle of Tuborg beer for Rs 115 (all inclusive) He looked at me as if I was high on grass And so I decided to take him to one of Kolkata’s oldest characterful (and cheapest) bars Chhota Bristol was set up around a century ago (Photo: Indrajit Lahiri) Now if you are standing in front of the famous KC Das shop at the Esplanade Crossing you need to take the SN Banerjee Road towards Moulali The first dingy lane on your right is the (in)famous Metro Gully Walk into the lane and look for an establishment on your right that is marked by a number of parked motorcycles and numerous people awaiting their turn to get inside Yes you have reached Chhota Bristol or Shaw’s Bar It’s open every day until 10pm But be warned: it’s impossible to get a seat between 5:30pm and 7pm thanks to a large number of regulars who flock to the bar at around those times There is no service between 6 to 6:15pm when the daily puja is performed at the counter — Mr Gour Chandra Shaw the owner is extremely particular about the puja Regulars say that despite the sheer number of customers the staff never mix up the orders (Photo: Indrajit Lahiri) As soon as you enter the bar you’ll find the menu on your right printed on a glow sign on the wall and an LED screen displaying the liquor prices Welcome to Chhota Bristol (once again) Inside it will seem like you’re in a market Everybody’s shouting rather talking among themselves there is a lot of small talk The topics range from politics to football political leaders to religious leaders and any damn thing in between The first challenge is to find a chair or even to find one shared chair and settle in Once you start settling in your auditory sense shifts its focus from the humming to dialogue and chit-chat And suddenly out of nowhere a waiter will appear No it’s against the norm here to carry a drinks card They expect you to know your drinks and of course you’re not expecting any fancy cocktail here Order your drinks and pay the waiter (it’s a prepaid world at Shaw’s) He’ll come back with your drinks the exact change and drinks for adjoining tables in a unique fashion And in the last 15 years I’ve never seen them mix up orders — never A complimentary chaat — chola sliced ginger and rock salt — is served with the booze You need to pay Rs 2 for a bowl of ice though The food is honest and spicy; goes well with booze (Photo: Indrajit Lahiri) The beer is chilled and the glass is clean Please don’t mind the floor As they say let sleeping dogs lie Chhota Bristol doesn’t have a kitchen or food options and neither do they plan to have it in the near future Instead there are snack vendors outside on the pavement who make some excellent chat among others all of which is sold inside Tip the waiters around Rs 5 and special care will be taken of your order The options range from peanuts (Rs 6) to mutton liver stir fried with onions and sliced green chilly (Rs 70) The mandatory fish fingers are available — eight pieces for Rs 70 It is served with the humble kasundi and there is also a Mutton Bheja Fry You also get Chilli Chicken cheese (diced into small cubes) salted cashew etc but one can’t have everything at one go The food regular honest and spicy and goes well with booze One can eat his heart out for around Rs 250 per head Fish fingers with kasundi (Photo: Indrajit Lahiri) As I said the food is not extraordinary but the overall ambience is In a place like this you get to see the real Calcutta Normal people from nearby offices college-goers junior to mid-level executives businessmen — they all come down It’s like an adda-khana with booze thrown in Like a small version of the city herself in all its brilliant diversity Snobs are not welcome and I have heard neither are women It’s a dedicated man’s world and everyone seems to prefer it this way But even here I’ve seen a waiter deny drinks to a guest saying “Boudi has allowed only two pegs and I won’t serve you more than that” Now Calcutta is meant to be this personal whether we like it or not Mutton liver stir fried with onions and sliced green chilly (Photo: Indrajit Lahiri) In the last 100 years or so Chhota Bristol has been like this only (only the AC has been added) And frankly we don’t normally mind that Certain places are meant to represent a city tell visitors its inside stories and this is one of them This post originally appeared on mohamsukhilwordpresscom For news updates follow us on Facebook Twitter Google+ & InstagramUpdated: July 10 2015 12:56 am There is understandable concern that India’s efforts at reducing tobacco use have flagged in recent times with a dispute over the Union health ministry’s October 2014 decision to increase the size of pictorial warnings Related News If the government needed another reason to increase taxes on tobacco products and mandate bigger health warnings on cigarette packs it got two in as many days On Wednesday the Rajasthan High Court directed the Central and state governments to immediately implement the rules under the anti-tobacco law which require pictorial warnings that cover 85 per cent of the display area of tobacco packets Tuesday saw the WHO explicitly call on Indian authorities to increase and simplify the tax on tobacco to discourage smoking in its annual Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic According to the WHO tobacco products in India have actually become more affordable in real terms between 2008 and 2014 and its complex tax structures afford manufacturers loopholes to exploit There is understandable concern that India’s efforts at reducing tobacco use have flagged in recent times with a dispute over the Union health ministry’s October 2014 decision to increase the size of pictorial warnings Recently the parliamentary committee on subordinate legislation — which includes a bidi baron — decided not just to examine the notification but also direct the health ministry to set up a medical board to study the health effects of tobacco use on an Indian population Committee chairman and BJP MP Dilip Gandhi raised the spectre of a foreign bias in all the existing medical literature that extensively details the pernicious effects of tobacco use on the human body and public health systems After successfully arm-twisting the health ministry the panel hasn’t thought it fit to take up the matter since Contrary to what Gandhi and his bidi baron colleague say a wealth of research has unequivocally established that exposure to tobacco — even for Indians — causes death disease and disability Their irresponsible recommendation that the health ministry delay potentially life-saving interventions because of a dangerous and unscientific suspicion of “foreign” medicine is actively harmful Raising tobacco taxes is the most effective strategy to reduce tobacco use It is proven to cause tobacco users to quit — for instance the Philippines saw a large decline in overall smoking in 2014 after the government enacted a law that increased taxes on tobacco by up to 820 per cent As for graphic pictorial warnings they too have been proven effective — the larger and scarier the better In Brazil where cigarette packs and other tobacco products must carry health warnings containing colour pictures covering 100 per cent of one face of the pack the smoking rate has recorded a dramatic drop More than eight lakh Indians die of tobacco-related diseases each year The government must not tarry any longer For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: June 25 2015 12:00 am Most of this make sense Encouraging more people to use cards should be a policy objective in a country which despite a GDP of over trillion conducts a major part of transactions in cash Related News Three months after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget announcement about the government incentivising credit/ debit card transactions in order to move towards a cashless economy the finance ministry has unveiled draft proposals for facilitating electronic transactions To achieve the broad objective of reducing tax avoidance associated with cash payments by building a transaction history of individuals and firms apart from reducing the risks and costs involved in dealing with cash the draft proposes making electronic transactions or card payments for government and state-owned organisations compulsory It also proposes lowering of discount rates by merchant establishments on debit card transactions besides tax benefits for pushing electronic payments and similar rebates to consumers too if a certain proportion of their expenditures is made through the electronic mode Other ideas include making it mandatory to settle transactions of a certain value only electronically and creating an enabling environment for wider usage of cards in India Most of this make sense Encouraging more people to use cards should be a policy objective in a country which despite a GDP of over $2 trillion conducts a major part of transactions in cash That in turn plays no small part in contributing to tax evasion and the generation of black money From that perspective and to improve overall transaction efficiency it is important to nudge individuals and firms to take to card usage and electronic means of payment Some of the efforts undertaken in the past by the RBI and government are slowly paying off as reflected in the growth of credit and debit cards and in the number of RuPay cards which now top the 11 crore mark But a major challenge has been making debit card holders move towards using such cards for payments other than the withdrawal of cash In India’s hinterland where a large chunk of the population does not have bank accounts cash is still supreme On the other hand offering tax breaks to encourage electronic payments is hardly a good idea It may have worked in South Korea where the National Tax Service used a combination of tax incentives and veiled threats to firms on audit over 15 years ago to boost card usage which is one of the highest in the world Rather than fiscal sops it makes sense for the government to push Jan Dhan Aadhaar and direct benefit transfer or the JAM trinity to achieve its objective of a cashless economy over the long run Promoting a truly national market by pushing through the GST legislation lowering tax rates compliance and transaction costs and creating a far more responsive tax administration are better solutions than tax sops For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 20 2012 2:08 am Related News Jagtar Singh Hawara and Paramjit Singh Bheora were produced in a local court on Thursday in relation to the infamous Burail Jail break case The statements of two people were recorded Kulwinder Singhan employee at the Regional Transport AuthorityPatialasubmitted records relating to a Maruti car used in the incident He deposed that the car was owned by Mohinder Singh The car was allegedly used by Baljit Kaur (who has expired) in facilitating the escape Ashwin Singha Mohali resident who ran JS Marketing from Sector 22also recorded his statement He had sold two SIM cards to Deepak Sharmawhich were allegedly used by the accused He told the court that the documents which were then submitted to him did not have Deepaks photograph and signature The third witnessRajesh Kumarwho runs Narendra Enterprises in Sirhindevidence could not be completed as he failed to bring the original copies of the bill for the mobile coupons which were allegedly bought from him by Baljit Kaur His evidence process was deferred to May 16 HawaraBheora and their accomplice Jagtar Singh Tara along with another murder convict Devi Singh had made a sensational escape from Burail Jail in January 2004 by digging a 104-foot long tunnel While Hawara and Bheora were arrestedTara and Devi Singh are still at large Both the terrorists are lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with the New Delhi blasts case of 2004 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 31 2012 4:18 am Top News A man immolated himself on the premises of Mandi police station in Saharanpur district this afternoon after a sub-inspector allegedly misbehaved with him and refused to lodge his complaint The complainantwho suffered over 60 per cent burnshas been referred to Dehradun for treatment Locals staged a demonstration demanding action against the erring policeman Saharanpur SSP D C Mishra said that SI Dataram Manoria had been sent to police lines and SP (City) Ajay Shanker Rai asked to conduct an inquiry Mishra also said he had ordered for lodging an FIR against two local mediapersons under Section 306 IPC (abetment of suicide) for instigating the man to immolate himself The SP (City) said that Saleem (45)a carpenter and resident of Khata Khedi localityreached the police station around 3 pm Since the SHO was not availablehe met SI Manoria and requested him to lodge a complaint against a woman and her two sons for allegedly threatening him Rai said that the SI allegedly misbehaved with the complainantordered him to leave the police station and threatened to put him behind bars An upset Saleem took out petrol from a motorcycle parked outside the police station and sprinkled it on himself Then he walked into the police station and set himself on fire By the time the cops could douse the flamesSaleem had suffered over 60 per cent burns He was rushed to the district hospital where he was referred to a private hospital in Dehradun The SP (City) said there had been an altercation between Saleem and his neighbours A girl of the locality had eloped with one Asif on July 18but was found with Saleems help the next day Asifs friends Nawab and Sahadat were arrested yesterday following Saleems complaint The woman who had an altercation with Saleem is a relative of the two youths arrested yesterdayhe said For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: May 1 2016 1:05 am Akhilesh said one of the biggest growth-enabler for these cities will be the upcoming Agra-Lucknow Expressway Related News SOON GROWTH and development will be visible in cities like Lucknow and Kanpur — the country’s big cities Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said in Lucknow Saturday Speaking after handing over the first UP FICCI Ladies Organisation Women’s Awards Akhilesh said Kanpur and Lucknow are big cities where “new growth” would be visible “If there is a Metro being developed in Lucknow then Kanpur soon will also get a Metro If Kanpur has an international cricket stadium then Lucknow is also building one” he said at the event held at a city hotel Share This Article Related Article Akhilesh said one of the biggest growth-enabler for these cities will be the upcoming Agra-Lucknow Expressway Calling the Samajwadi Party government “a democratic regime” the CM said it is working for the security dignity and empowerment of women “The government has provided space to acid attack survivors who wanted to open a cafe in Lucknow… If women entrepreneurs have a proposal the government will provide them land to establish a haat for women in Lucknow” he added Akhilesh said the state government has created a Rs 100-crore fund to give recognition to women and girls through Rani Laxmibai Awards “The government is also giving Yash Bharti awards to artists… Rs 50000 monthly pension is being given to artists because many of them are not in a good financial condition” he added Dozens of women were awarded for business contribution entrepreneurial endeavour and social work at the programme in which Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav was also present WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express AppBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: May 12 2016 2:31 pm Related News Superstar Salman Khan has shared a photograph where he is seen expressing his “unconditional” love towards his pet dog The 50-year-old shared a photograph of himself kissing his pet He captioned it: “Unconditional” Unconditional pictwittercom/yPsNn3BLfi — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 11 2016 “Sultan” is said to be based on life of Sultan Ali Khan — a wrestler who is faced with problems in his professional and personal lives To get hold of the character in the best possible way Salman gained weight and underwent rigorous training The film also stars Anushka Sharma as a wrestler Produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner “Sultan” is slated to release on Eid this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigrah | Published: September 26 2013 2:20 am Related News The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday came to the rescue of two children who were orphaned by the death of their mother in May this year Disapproving of the callous attitude in not compensating the two kids whose mother was crushed by a CTU busthe High Court directed the Chandigarh Administration and Haryana to pay compensation of Rs 1 lakh each to both the children Rs 4 lakh in all Significantlythis is interim relief In addition to thisthe Chandigarh Administration shall deposit Rs 14200 per month in the bank accounts of both the kids Lovenesh Sharma14and Prince Sharma11 till the completion of their studies Sharmila Sharma33had died allegedly due to negligence of the Chandigarh Police which caused delay in taking her to the hospital She was crushed by a CTU bus on May 7 Her husband had also died a similar death as he was crushed by a Haryana Roadways bus in Panchkula in October 2012 Sharmila was fighting for her husbands death as she had alleged that the Haryana Police had caused delay in rushing her husband to the hospital Her husband had succumbed to injuries in a Panchkula hospital The Haryana government was directed to pay Rs 1 lakh each to both the children The compensation will be paid under the Victims Compensation Scheme On the last hearingthe High Court had asked advocate Onkar Singh Batalviamicus curiae in the caseto visit the house of two children and ascertain their monthly expenditure and needs On WednesdayBatalvi submitted a report stating that the monthly expenditure of both the children would be around Rs 14200 In significant directionsthe High Court has also asked the Chandigarh Administration and Punjab and Haryana to frame a policy to compensate children losing their parents in such road accidents Expressing deep concern over the pitiable condition of the two boysChief Justice Kaul said that problems of the two children had been compounded in absence of social security system. 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said. We are saying that the Congress-NCP government has tolled roads where it is not needed. we are not ruling out the principle of toll collection but want to make Maharashtra toll-free. Krushna vocally expressed his unhappiness. it is about the encounter on the night of 14/15 June 2004.” Dispensaries Medical officer of health PS Bhatti was also pulled up by the MP for not maintaining proper cleanliness in the dispensaries. She says that all this is happening because Tanu took a lot of time in getting ready. starch, and actually go against the letter of the law as contained in Sec 375 and Sec 144 A of the Indian Evidence Act. Many of them have sent their families back home.

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