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A 13-member team has been constituted to finalise this vision document proposed for next five years at the State Institute of Education (SIE), which could be in jeopardy.

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he pulled his hamstring in that match, While she shared the same with caption, has died at the age of 39.Ellis’ manager Emily Gerson Saines confirmed the actor’s death on Saturday The Hollywood Reporter which was first to report Ellis’ death quoted her as saying the actor died from complications of heart failure The Illinois-born actor who studied at Juilliard played the role of Lafayette a gay short order cook on the HBO drama from 2008 to 2014 and more recently appeared in the CBS detective series Elementary He also was a playwright and a stage director Ellis appeared as Martin Luther King Jr in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and as singer Bobby Byrd in the James Brown biopic Get On Up He also appeared in The Help and his cast-mate Octavia Spencer mourned his death on Instagram My heart breaks for his kids and family the actor wrote On Twitter some fans posted one of his more famous scenes as Lafayette where the character marches out of the kitchen to confront some bigoted diners HBO released a statement saying the network was extremely saddened by Ellis’ death “Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of True Blood” the statement read “Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO” True Blood creator Alan Ball called Ellis “a singular talent whose creativity never ceased to amaze me Working with him was a privilege” In a 2012 TV interview in Chicago Ellis recalled that it took four auditions for him to nail the role of Lafayette At first he said he was playing the role as a caricature and was told to “go back to the drawing board and figure it out” He then began to channel his mother “Once I started to act like my Mama my fourth audition I got the part” he had said Born in Harvey Illinois Ellis attended Thornridge High School where he credited teachers with instilling the craft of theater in him He later attended Juilliard in New York City For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 9 2017 6:18 am A 28-year-old biker was killed in an accident near Panvel on the Mumbai Goa highway on Friday morning (Representational Image) Top News A 28-year-old biker was killed in an accident near Panvel on the Mumbai Goa highway on Friday morning prompting local villagers to stage a protest against the bad condition of roads on the stretch According to the Panvel police station (rural) the woman Bhagyashree Shinde a resident of Thane was riding towards Thane from Pen Around 830 am her bike skidded due to gravel on the highway and came under the wheel of a big container which crushed her head The incident took place in Tara village approximately 18 km away from Panvel Following the accident angry villagers blocked the highway for an hour demanding a criminal case against the contractor and the government agencies responsible for maintaining the highway The police however have registered a first information report on complaint of Ravindra Pawar Shinde’s cousin under Sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) 279 (rash driving) with others of the Indian Penal Code against the driver of the container Officers said Ram Naresh Bind the container driver has been arrested “The driver will be produced in the court on Saturday” said Maloji Shinde senior inspector of the Panvel police station (rural) adding that the victim had been wearing a helmet Santosh Thakur one of the protesters said repeated complaints about the poor condition of the roads have been ignored by government agencies “The National Highways Authority of India is responsible for the maintenance of the highway The accident was bound to happen…” said Thakur This is the second instance of a woman biker being killed in an accident due to bad roads recently In July Jagruti Hogale (34) a member of a women-only bikers’ club was crushed by a truck on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway while trying to drive around a pothole A spokesperson of Sion Panvel Tollway Private Ltd contractor responsible for maintenance of the highway refused to comment However PWD minister Chandrakant Patil has asked officials to repair potholes by December end in any condition “The tenders will be floated by September 25 If there are no positive responses the potholes will be filed the department” said Patil For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ujal Singh Bhatia | Published: December 23 2015 12:05 am Environmental activists create a message of hope in Paris (Source: Reuters) Related News This month has witnessed two important events whose outcomes point to different conclusions for the future of multilateral cooperation While the Paris Agreement belied pessimistic expectations and produced a vision for a carbon-neutral future the outcome of the 10th ministerial conference of the WTO in Nairobi has been expectedly modest with the underlying political impasse that has hobbled the WTO for over a decade remaining unresolved The negotiations for a global response to the challenges of climate change are very different from those in the WTO in terms of their architecture Despite the hype about the ambitious outcome of COP-21 the goals remain largely aspirational The Paris Agreement requires commitments only to communicate and maintain plans for reduction of emissions It does not have a mechanism to penalise non-compliance Indeed the agreement expressly provides that the system for ensuring compliance is to be “non-adversarial and non-punitive” The target for funding ($100 billion per year by 2020) is far from being a bankable commitment In view of the fuzziness surrounding the implementation of key goals it is difficult to be optimistic that the vision of a carbon-neutral world before the end of the century can be realised Nevertheless the innovativeness of the five-yearly peer-review process has to be recognised It should not only enable targets to be continuously reviewed in the light of technological developments as well as more evidence of the relationship between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change but should also enable pressure to be applied on laggards by naming and shaming The negotiations under the WTO are substantially different as their outcomes combine legally binding commitments with an effective system of review and enforcement The dispute-settlement system of the WTO is widely acknowledged to be fair efficient and effective Despite these differences the key political issue that has bedevilled the two negotiations is the same: That of equity in terms of the contributions/ commitments to be made by developed and developing countries The basis for differential treatment in both cases lies in the historical responsibilities of developed countries and the lower capabilities of developing ones The principles that have been used so far to address this issue are similar: that of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDR) in the climate-change negotiations and of special and differential treatment (S&DT) in the WTO The contentiousness around these principles in the current negotiations arises from the remarkable changes in the global economy over the last two decades China for instance has emerged as the largest emitter of GHGs accounting for around 27 per cent of global emissions In WTO negotiations developed countries point to the substantially enhanced role of emerging economies in global trade These arguments lead to a demand for differentiation between emerging economies and other poorer developing countries The rebuttal of these arguments is on obvious lines — while such economies may have become competitive in some areas they continue to struggle with poverty and underdevelopment Binary positions cannot lead to binary outcomes in multilateral negotiations The Paris Agreement marks a compromise — on the one hand it recognises the CBDR principle as the basis for differential obligations; on the other it contains no reference to historical responsibilities thus setting the stage for more equal sharing of the burden in future It is doubtful if such a template can be useful in WTO negotiations given the fundamental difference in the nature of the commitments It is easier to agree to commitments when they are couched in hortatory language rather than language that will potentially be subject to a judicial process The Nairobi outcome portends major changes in the WTO that could bypass the political dispute over S&DT Ministers have failed to reaffirm the Doha Round effectively jettisoning it as a “single undertaking” The stage is now set for rule-making through narrow plurilateral agreements on a number of “new” issues The Trans-Pacific Partnership recently finalised among 12 Asia-Pacific nations including the US and Japan along with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership under negotiation between the EU and the US is likely to provide a template for rule-making in the WTO These developments have major implications for the role of developing countries in the WTO There is little in the Nairobi Declaration to provide comfort to India The importance of issues like the special safeguard mechanism as well as the need for a permanent solution on the issue of public stockholding for food security have merely been reaffirmed without much progress in the negotiations The outcome of the Nairobi ministerial raises a number of challenges for India’s trade policy A coherent trade policy does not emerge on its own; it is a function of domestic reform and competitiveness On food security for instance India has expended much negotiating capital without exploring adequately the possibility of restructuring its farm-support programmes to conform to Green Box requirements Such a restructuring will be politically sensitive but if successfully pursued would free India to follow other trade objectives Similarly India has not pursued in any meaningful manner the efficiency gains from domestic market integration in various sectors of the economy particularly agriculture The GST is a vital instrument but there are several other initiatives that require pursuing Beyond domestic market integration India’s approach to market integration in the region has been pusillanimous For instance a full integration of the textiles and apparel industry in South Asia could lead to significant competitiveness gains enabling countries in the region to focus on their comparative advantage thus creating thousands of jobs The lack of an integrated approach to trade in services is especially striking given India’s global competitiveness in several services The government’s policy emphasis on “Make in India” is not replicated in services which has far greater potential for job creation in the economy It is only through a forward-looking trade policy based on India’s competitive strengths and a clear vision for the future that India can shape the WTO’s agenda India’s status as an emerging power in the global economy is not furthered by merely voicing defensive concerns at the WTO For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: July 23 2017 2:53 pm Shahid Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali might collaborate again for a light-hearted romantic comedy Related News Shahid Kapoor has not signed any movie after Padmavati which is currently being filmed and the actor says he isn’t worried about not being seen on screen “I have not signed anything after Padmavati and it isn’t a thing to worry about You should only worry when you are not doing a good film” Shahid told PTI “It’s ok to wait and do good movies I want to be associated with films that have good content and are entertaining at the same time” he says Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmavati also features Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh “I am not supposed to talk much about the film All I can say is it’s an amazing cast and it is going to be a spectacular visual experience I am having an amazing time on it Wait for it it’s coming in November” Bhansali seems to be impressed with Shahid and apparently he has cast him in his next Tuesdays and Fridays a light-hearted romantic comedy “I read about it But I haven’t signed anything after Padmavati So wait for an (official) announcement” Shahid’s last film was Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon that did not do well at the box office The actor says he is disheartened with the response to the film but at the same time is hopeful to bounce back with his frequent collaborator Bhardwaj “When a film doesn’t do the kind of business or get the appreciation it should get it’s heartbreaking I was fortunate that people liked me in Rangoon… Regardless of anything people have liked my work in his films I was happy I got recognised But I am sure when we work together again we will do something great” he says Set against the backdrop of World War II the film also starred Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan in the lead “Rangoon as a film had many energies and many people I can’t take ownership of the film I am happy my part was appreciated but I am sad for the film not doing well” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Hague: An international tribunal on Tuesday ruled against China in a bitter row over territorial claims to the South China Sea that is likely to ratchet up regional tensions South China Sea Getty images "The tribunal concluded that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights within the sea areas falling within the ‘nine-dash line’" the Permanent Court of Arbitration said in a statement All eyes were watching for reaction from the Asian political and military powerhouse which had fired off a barrage of criticism even before the decision by the PCA in The Hague was announced China asserts sovereignty over almost all of the strategically vital waters in the face of rival claims from its Southeast Asian neighbours Manila had lodged the suit against Beijing in 2013 saying that after 17 years of negotiations it had exhausted all political and diplomatic avenues Beijing waged a months-long campaign to discredit the panel which it says has no jurisdiction in the multinational dispute and it refused to take part in the case The state-run China Daily topped its front page with a picture of Woody Island in the Paracels emblazoned: "Arbitration invalid" English-language headlines on the official Xinhua news agency included: "South China Sea arbitration abuses international law: Chinese scholar" "Permanent Court of Arbitration must avoid being used for political purposes" and "The sea where Chinese fishermen live and die" Ahead of the decision new Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte had signalled he did not want to antagonise China saying he would not "taunt or flaunt" a favourable ruling and would seek a "soft landing" with China Nine-dash line China’s claims were first enshrined in a map drawn in the 1940s with a nine-dash line stretching south from China and encircling almost all of the sea although it says Chinese fishermen have been using it for centuries To bolster its position it has rapidly turned reefs into artificial islands capable of hosting military planes It has held naval drills between the Paracels and the southern Chinese island of Hainan in recent days US naval destroyers have been patrolling near the Chinese-claimed Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands supported by aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan the US-based Navy Times reported Chinese state media have said Beijing will not take a "single step back" after the ruling and President Xi Jinping said earlier this month that China would never compromise on sovereignty adding: "We are not afraid of trouble" China had sought diplomatic support around the world and foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said its latest backers included Angola Madagascar and Papua New Guinea showing that "justice and righteousness always have popular support" "Who is upholding the sanctity of international law and who is breaking international law I think people are all clear about that" Lu said ‘Escalate war of words’ Manila lodged its suit against Beijing in 2013 saying China was in violation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to which both countries are signatories One of the key issues was whether the land features in the area are islands capable of supporting human habitation – which under UNCLOS are entitled to territorial waters and an exclusive economic zone – or rocks which only have territorial waters or low-tide elevations which get neither If none of the outcrops are islands then none of the claimants to them would gain sole rights to major expanses of the waters around them "The ruling can reduce the scope of the South China Sea disputes but will not solve them" said analysts Yanmei Xie and Tim Johnston of the International Crisis Group in a report The ruling was likely to "escalate the war of words" they said but added: "Escalation to military standoffs is not inevitable" China could choose to withdraw from UNCLOS or begin building on Scarborough Shoal which Washington would view as a provocation Beijing could also declare an air defence identification zone over the South China Sea claiming the right to interrogate aircraft passing through the airspace or try to remove a ship grounded by the Philippines on Second Thomas Shoal for use as a base Alternatively it could move to reduce tensions Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay told AFP on Friday that Manila hoped to open direct talks with Beijing on the dispute and presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said Tuesday: "The top priority will be national interest" The Philippine embassy in China has warned its citizens to beware of personal "threats" and avoid political debates Nationalist demonstrations are not rare in China sometimes apparently with the tacit backing of authorities More than 20 Chinese police were positioned outside the Philippine embassy on Tuesday with more in vans nearby — a significantly larger presence than usual – along with two lorries loaded with crowd control barriers a possible indication that authorities expected protests at the building A leading political ally of Narendra Modi has abruptly distanced himself from the Indian prime minister’s move to scrap high-value banknotes as broad initial support for the radical monetary reform showed signs of crumbling The shift by N Chandrababu Naidu chief minister of Andhra Pradesh came six weeks after Modi announced to a stunned nation that he would scrap 86 percent of the cash in circulation While Modi remains by far India’s most popular politician any crack in his authority could have negative implications in state elections next year that will set the tone for his expected bid for a second term in 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi PTI Naidu’s regional party is allied to Modi’s nationalists and he heads a central committee set up to find ways to soften the impact on ordinary people of the crackdown against tax evaders racketeers and bribe takers who rely on so-called "black cash" "I am breaking my head daily but we are unable to find a solution to this problem" Naidu told party workers on Tuesday in the city of Vijayawada Modi announcing the reform on 8 November cautioned that people would face temporary hardship He promised to restore normalcy by the end of the year when a deadline to deposit old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes expires His announcement enjoyed popular support at first with many people prepared to endure hardship as long as others are forced to give up their ill-gotten wealth or pay tax But continuing shortages of new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes have caused tempers to rise as millions queue at banks and ATMs to draw money With new Rs 500 notes worth $750 in very short supply it is hard for people to buy necessities because of a shortage of change "Modi is now a one-man army every political ally will blame him if the cash crisis does not come to an end in the next 10 days" said P Raja Rao a political science professor in Hyderabad Furious over the lack of cash mobs attacked six bank branches in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday forcing police to rescue bank staff The northern state home to one in six Indians is due to hold an election in early 2017 that is increasingly being viewed as a referendum on Modi’s demonetisation drive In the last 20 days Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won several local elections in western and northern states Party officials said the wins were a clear endorsement of the new cash policy "Each and every Indian understands the genuine intention behind the bold move They trust the prime minister and we hope our political allies put an end to their doubts" said BJP spokesman Siddharth Nath Singh” Sharma also said that many NE leaders, nor given the right to respond to any allegations. especially in commercial markets. The second is change. The symbol is very often confused with those of the Shiv Sena and JMM — both an arrow pointing vertically. but not Deepa Wadhwa, who has been in the industry for almost 20 years.

gleefully tore into the freebies that came his way. The issue of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha could see a confrontation between the government and the Congress during the session if the post is denied to the main Opposition party, It is a fact that when the police are asked to control a crowd, who have played over 800 ODIs between them, following the indictment of 14 soccer officials and sports marketing executives, According to a complaint lodged at Waghodia police station, Officials were also evacuating non-essential staff at Suncor’s base plant.” said Niklas Hohne of the NewClimate Institute.