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Nilekani said he was excited that Ambareesh,Technical Committee on high-rise buildings? sandee[email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Published: January 21 2016 3:54 pm In an exclusive interview with IndianExpresscom Sunny Deol discusses his sequel playing the quintessential action hero and the troublesome censor board (Source: Varinder Chawla) Related News Bollywood actor Sunny Deol is gearing up for the release of Ghayal Once Again a sequel to his 1990 hit film Ghayal In an exclusive interview with IndianExpresscom Sunny Deol discusses his sequel playing the quintessential action hero and the troublesome censor board Ques: Why did it take so long for you to make a sequel of your hit film Ghayal Sunny Deol: I most definitely wanted to make a sequel right away I was aware of sequels then in the 90s I was a great fan of Mel Gibson and Sylvester Stallone and their franchises like Rocky and Lethal Weapon I too wanted to make a sequel but at that time there was no great trend of sequels in our industry Also Raj (Rajkumar Santoshi) was not quite interested and when the trend of sequels started I didn’t have any story and talks with directors were also not fruitful In the end I was so adamant that I myself took it up And the same took 25 long years (Read:Salman has great respect for me: Sunny Deol) Ques: What would you say is the USP of Ghayal Once Again Sunny Deol: The earnest honesty and societal relevance that we portrayed in Ghayal we have used the same elements in Ghayal Once Again too Today in 2016 how despite the huge scientific and technological advancements where we as human beings stand and how our society has evolved is something that we have looked into I have picked my character of Ajay Mehra and how he would exist and be relevant in today’s times (Also read:‘Ghayal Once Again’ relevant to youth says Sunny Deol) Ques: You are always seen as an action hero Are you happy with this image Sunny Deol: I have never attempted to make or break any image As an actor I came to do cinema I have always played characters which are positive and go-getters and yes they would end up fighting for their rights and justice It is the media that gave me this image of an action hero and later producers and directors started approaching me with such projects But I am mostly known because of the section of films I have done and they have been well received story wise as well (Read:Sunny Deol goes back to his roots with ‘Ghayal Once Again’) Ques: You and Amrish Puri formed a great on-screen bond How much do you miss an actor his stature today Sunny Deol: I miss him too much He was a great human being He was a versatile actor who could slip in seamlessly into any role given Ques: Your co-star of many films Meenakshi Seshadri was in Mumbai last year Did you meet her Sunny Deol: I didn’t get to meet her I wanted her to do a little role in my movie It would have been nice had she done it But she didn’t have the time She was here only for a brief period Ques: The censor board has been a thorn in the flesh of many filmmakers What is your take Sunny Deol: The censor board has always been like this Nothing has changed It is just that it has erupted now It has always been there Unfortunately this is how our country functions I feel sometimes these issues are overblown I wouldn’t comment on it because we keep making our cinema anyways I think both censors and cinema have to find ways to co-exist They are there to keep us in check and we are there to push their limits (Read:Wasn’t happy with special effects in ‘Ghayal Once Again’: Sunny Deol) Ques: It’s been a long time since we have seen you in a patriotic film Anything on cards soon Sunny Deol: I have always been a proud Indian As far as a patriotic film is concerned it depends if there is a subject like that but I have always played characters which are positive and someone who should never give up if he is fighting for the truth Ques: You still look so fit and fabulous What is the secret Sunny Deol: (Smiles) I really don’t know I don’t have any vices like drinking I always get up early in morning and workout and this has been my way of life Ques: Finally tell us when will your son Karan make his Bollywood debut Sunny: This will definitely happen But it is too early to talk about my son For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Bibek Debroy | New Delhi | Published: September 18 2009 4:26 pm Top News Is bamboo a grass or a tree 18th September is World Bamboo Day and Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is pushing a petition to PMAgriculture Minister and Environment Minister that bamboo should be declared a grassnot a tree Everyone knows bamboo belongs to the grass familyso what is this tree business This has to do largely (but not only) with Indian Forests Act (1927) This legislation classifies bamboo as a tree and harvested bamboo becomes timber The upshot is heavy-handed government regulation on harvestingtransit and trade of bamboo Bamboo can grow in government forestsprivate forests or private plantations If it grows in government forestsone can understand controls on harvestingwith two caveats Firsteven in reserved and protected foreststhere is no reason for taxonomy to be anti-nature Why should bamboo become timberas opposed to non-timber forest produce Secondgovernment controls and regulations aren’t necessarily best way of preserving forests But damage caused by timber classification is even more insidious States have their own lawsrules and regulations too Since Centre calls bamboo a tree and harvested bamboo timber under Indian Forests Actthis is generally replicated by most States The moment this happensharvestingtransit and trade of bamboo grown in private forests and private plantations is subject to State control CCS campaign draws intellectual support from a study done by Malavika Vyawahare This classifies ten States on the basis of how much they control bambooranging from a relative low in KeralaGujarat and MP to a relatively high in OrissaTamil Nadu and Karnataka This measure is crudebut it drives home the point Pervasive government control not only provides avenues for bribery and rent-seekingit also stifles private initiative 85% of bamboo grown today is on government land and 15% on private (owned by communitiesvillagesindividuals) On many criteriaprivate initiatives and privately-owned bamboo enterprises perform better Classification of bamboo as non-timber doesn’t entirely solve the problemsince there is heavy government regulation on non-timber forest produce too Howeverthat’s a broader issue For the momentone should be logical and recognize bamboo to be grassso that one aspect of the problem is resolved PM studied in St John’s Cambridgeso he will know what happened once in neighbouring Trinity Since college laws prohibited keeping of dogs in collegebut didn’t mention other animalsByron kept a bear And in PM’s timethe then Master possessed a dog To ensure this dog remainedFellows met and passed a resolution that this dog would henceforth be known as a cat For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: May 20 2016 2:56 am Sitting Arrangement outside the Dhabas in sector 28 Chandigarh on Thursday May 19 2016 Express photo by Sahil Walia Related News TO REGULATE the sitting arrangements outside restaurants and eating joints the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has imposed a restriction on making such arrangements The Finance and Contract Committee has decided that the eateries would only be allowed to have a seating arrangement outside their premises from 815 pm to 1030 pm Earlier there was no time restriction Share This Article Related Article A fee of Rs 5000 would have to be paid by those running eateries in booths while Rs 10000 would be the fee for those running restaurants in the showrooms and have this provision outside The owners of eateries will be allowed to use space between verandah and parking lot for placing tables and chairs A team of special staff would be deployed to check if tables and chairs were kept out beyond the fixed time period And if the violation is found apart from the seizure of the furniture it would be presumed by the civic body that the person had been violating it for the last six months and fine would be charged accordingly If caught a booth holder would have to pay Rs 30000 as fine and a showroom holder would have to pay Rs 60000 as fine “The committee has decided that a special vehicle would be provided to the staff which would be on the job during the night hours only to check this violation” said Subhash Chawla a member of F&CC Last year it came to the notice of the Municipal Corporation that despite the city having a number of dhabas and restaurants with the seating arrangement outside only 10 of them were paying regular yearly fee to them The issue had come up in the Finance and Contract Committee last year as well However the members objected that there was no proper survey done “During this meeting the survey report was put forth and it mentioned that 134 eatery owners have this provision outside But I objected because there are a minimum of 300 of them This number is very less” added Chawla For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Divya Goyal | Ludhiana | Updated: July 31 2016 6:28 am Police at the crime scene in Ludhiana (Source: Express photo by Gurmeet Singh) Top News A day after four members of a family were found dead at their BRS Nagar residence in Ludhiana which was initially suspected to be a case of triple murder-suicide the postmortem report punctured the police’s theory According to police on Friday Sandeep Singh Mangat (50) shot his mother wife and daughter before killing himself The report from the Civil Hospital on Saturday however says that Sandeep had seven cuts which indicated that he was attacked with sharp weapons The doctors also suspect that he was shot after his death The report adds that Sandeep’s wife and daughter too had injury marks from sharp weapons and bullets It found thatthe bullets recovered from their bodies were different from that found in the bodies of Sandeep and Bachan Kaur(70) his mother “The post mortem report does not confirm that all were shot dead from same weapon” said a police source On Friday Sandeep was found dead with his wife on their bed with the rifle near his leg DCP Ludhiana Dhruman Nimbale said “We suspect that a 032 bore weapon was also used along with the rifle This angle will be investigated as per post mortem report findings” “We have not closed the case Investigation is still on We are yet to carry out a thorough search of the crime scene as relatives of the victims are expected to reach by midnight We hope to recover the 032 bore weapon soon” The report said that Bachan Kaur had two bullet injuries One pierced her from the back and pierced her heart and the other hit her right jaw through her head The police on Friday had said that Sandeep was involved in a property dispute with children of his stepfather Sukhchain Singh On Saturday police visited village Mangat Sandeep’s ancestral village The police found that Sandeep was known as zaildaar and had recently sold off eight acres Police sources revealed that Sandeep had received threats following which he had approached a private security company and got a licence to carry arms The lone eyewitness in the Ludhiana case recorded her statement in court on Saturday Pinky (14) the domestic help said that she saw Sandeep Singh Mangat shoot his daughter Dinaz Kaur (15) She said that when she came out of her room hearing gunshot Mangat told her to go back and a few minutes later she heard more gunshots Asked if she had witnessed any family feuds earlier Pinky said that she never noticed it The other domestic help Sunita who came at around 1030 am and was first to witness the bodies said in court that when she entered home she saw Bachan Kaur’s body in the lobby following which she informed neighbors Pinky said that she was terrified after the shootings that she did not have the courage to inform anyone It was only after Anita arrived that she narrated the whole incident For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Top News sab ka vikas” would be actualised, he admitted: "I asked her to kindly send a photo of it first. 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