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The rarest PIN of all, a locality near Bhayander, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Updated: April 14, notes Amazon. OnePlus 5 is expected to come with the same 5. said a senior police officer.Prof Moogat had cheerful attitude. a section of leaders has briefed party supremo Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata that to "prove the charges as malicious and motivated in a court of law will be a herculean task"." the leader added. 2012 3:39 am Related News Black morning * Pune will not forget the bloodshed and mayhem at the Swargate area as a driver rammed his bus into vehicles and pedestrians (?Unstable Pune bus driver mows down 8 (IEJanuary 26) The chief minister met the survivors at the hospital and ordered an inquiry into the episodebut is it sufficient to avoid a recurrence The terms of reference of this inquiry should also include how someone with a flagged record was allowed to drive a buscausing loss of life and public property State transport authorities said they had no provision in place to check a staffers mental health status That is unacceptable Alsowe shall be failing in our duty if the two brave bikers who tailed the bus are not suitably rewarded Yash P Verma Pune Publics Day * The Republic Day is meant to be a celebration of Indias solidarity and integrity But the issues Id like to raise are two Onecan a country like India afford to spend so much money on a days celebration And twois the celebration for all or just for the elite With a pretentious military paradecumbersome safety checks and friskingand horrendous traffic jamsthe common man is made to feel like an outsider We need a change in the formatwhere the nations cohesion and the common man are equally celebrated Ragini Sabnavis Mumbai Pressing matter * Apropos Katju again: Rushdie a substandard writer (IEJanuary 26)one feels that the PCI chairman is getting embroiled in needless controversies by questioning the intellectual calibre of journalistsnominating Ghalib for Bharat Ratna and taking a dig at Salman Rushdie Today with increasing corporatisationthe media is confronted with several challenges The need of the hour is for the PCI to reinvent itself to enforce its mandate of ensuring professional and ethical accountability in print media Yuvraj Ravindra Patil Pune Keep looking east * The edit Waterworlds (IEJanuary 27) sums up the shared interests of India and Thailand in securing their extended oceanic neighbourhood of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean People-to-people links through tourism and common Buddhist heritage are already well-entrenched Given that both India and Thailand are oil importersdeveloping efficient and safe transportation networks have long-term utility in ensuring energy security and extending reach into the heart of the ASEAN The recent shift in Myanmars stance towards restoring democracy can bridge the Indo-Thai geopolitical gap The Chennai-Dawei corridor could lead the way to revival of multiple infrastructure projects benefiting the Northeast and south India in equal measure Incredible India meeting Amazing Thailand should prove a happy hunting ground for South-East Asian diplomacy Sudipta Das Kolkata For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: December 31 2016 7:20 pm Most-anticipated films of 2017 Top News The year 2016 was an interesting year for the south Indian film industry and the fans The growth of the regional film industry saw a spike in the blockbuster business with more number of films making more than Rs 100 crore at the box office Malayalam film industry which has tapped its unused potential in the commercial space with Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan was a winner South Indian fans also got to watch superstar Rajinikanth in action on the big screen after two long years While commercial films like Vijay’s Theri Jr NTR’s Janatha Garage among others created several box office records the year 2016 also gave us content-driven films like Visaranai Kammattipadam among others But the new year is already a most exciting year for the movie buffs as most of the anticipated films have been slated to release in 2017 Baahubali: The Conclusion Without an iota of doubt the final part of the two-part epic series is the highly-awaited film across the country The film which was initially announced to release in 2016 was postponed to 2017 due to delays in production The film directed by Rajamouli is now scheduled to release in next April and will finally answer the question of the decade– Why Kattappa killed Baahubali 20 The sequel to 2010’s Enthiran is another most-anticipated film of 2017 The film which is fast nearing the completion also marks the debut of Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar in the south who is playing the main antagonist in the film The expectations around the film shot up to the next level after the filmmaker unveiled the first looks of the leading actors promising the audience an epic face off between good and evil Bairavaa: The south Indian fans will kickstart the year with Bairavaa which is slated to open in theatres on January 12 on the occasion of Pongal The film has been the favouite of the trade since it went on the floors thanks to Vijay’s 2016 film Theri which became Kollywood’s biggest money-spinner Since it is also Vijay’s 60th film it is also special for the actor’s fans Khaidi No 150: Chiranjeevi’s out-and-out action film is slated to release on Sankranti Khaidi No 150 a remake of Tamil hit Kaththi marks Chiranjeevi’s return to the big screen after a decade 1971 – Beyond Borders The forthcoming war movie is part of the Major Mahadevan series of Mohanlal 1971 – Beyond Borders a prequel to Kurukshetra is based on the true events of the 1971 India-Pakistan war Mohanlal will play a double role one as iconic Major Mahadevan and as his dad Colonel Sahadevan Mohanlal’s another film Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol which was supposed to release on Christmas 2016 will now open in theatres early next year Ezra: Prithviraj’s upcoming horror thriller will also open in theatres in 2017 as the filmmakers were forced to postpone the film release date due to an ongoing crisis in the Malayalam film industry The film set in the Kerala’s Jewish background is said to be the most honest attempt at the horror genre Lucifer: This is another highly-awaited film for Malayalam film fans as it marks Prithviraj’s debut as a director What’s more Mohanlal will be playing the lead role And we don’t need to say anything more as to why this is a most-anticipated film Gautamiputra Satakarni: The Telugu film fans will kick-start the year with this epic period film starring Nandamuri Balakrishna The film is special for his fans as it is 100th film in his successful career and the trailer of the film has promised the audience a visual treat on an epic scale Singam 3: Actor Suriya’s much-awaited film was postponed thrice before the filmmaker finally locked the Republic Day weekend in 2017 to release the film Singam 3 is the most popular film in the Singam franchise created by director Hari Velaiilla Pattathari 2: The sequel to 2014 film is highly-awaited for more than one reason: The film brings back our favourite character Raghuvaran and marks the comeback of Kajol in Kollywood after 20 years The Bollywood actor has been roped in to play an important role who was last seen in 1997 film Minsara Kanavu What’s more the film is directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth Thala 57: Ajith’s forthcoming film is yet to get a title but it has been getting a lot of attention on social media thanks to the new fit avatar of its lead actor Ajith is said to be playing a spy in the film which is directed by Siva The film also marks the Kollywood debut of Vivek Oberoi and Akshara Haasan Mahesh Babu and AR Murugadoss film The title of the bilingual film is expected to be revealed in January Ace filmmaker Murugadoss is taking his sweet time to complete his maiden film with Mahesh Babu which is the actor’s debut in Tamil The film is said to be the 20 version of the director’s 2012 super-hit movie Thuppakki The Great Father: After a not so great year at the box office Mammootty is tipped to revive his stardom in 2017 with this family drama-cum-thriller The film is produced by Prithviraj and has Arya and Sneha in important roles For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Bloomberg | Updated: July 27 2017 11:47 am PayPal split from online marketplace EBay Inc two years ago to speed its transition from a payment button on websites into a tool that lets people find and pay merchants and send money to friends through smartphone apps (Source: Bloomberg) Related News PayPal Holdings Inc Chief Executive Officer Dan Schulman keeps converting one-time rivals into allies and investors are embracing the results The transactions business announced a new deal with Bank of America Corp that will help expand its reach beyond websites and into physical stores It also reached a cross-border shopping agreement with search engine Baidu Inc that will connect 700 million Chinese shoppers with 17 million PayPal merchants Those are the latest of 24 deals forged over the past 18 months between PayPal and a variety of technology banking and credit card companies including Apple Inc Visa Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co “PayPal is now seen as a partner instead of a disruptor and that’s good for PayPal” said Josh Olson analyst at Edward Jones & Co Those alliances helped PayPal add a record 65 million accounts in the second quarter to reach 210 million customers Users are also going to the service more frequently with 323 transactions per account over the trailing 12 months up 10 percent from a year earlier the San Jose California-based company said Wednesday in a statement Schulman said PayPal is on track to add 25 million new accounts this year thanks to deals that increase the number of places the payments service is accepted and raise the number of accounts that can be linked to its digital wallet Partners are encouraging their customers to create PayPal digital wallets because it helps them increase their own transactions Schulman said in an interview “We drive a lot of growth back to our financial institution partners” he said PayPal split from online marketplace EBay Inc two years ago to speed its transition from a payment button on websites into a tool that lets people find and pay merchants and send money to friends through smartphone apps The shares rose as much as 39 percent in extended trading after the company reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates and increased its earnings forecast for the year The stock closed at $5879 on Wednesday in New York and has increased 56 percent the past year The Apple deal which allows people to make purchases with PayPal in the App Store and on iTunes gives the company a boost across mobile platforms Schulman also wants customers to use their smartphones to pay for goods in physical stores which is why he’s been cutting deals with banks and credit card companies PayPal sees a stronger presence in physical stores where most purchases still occur as the best way to increase payments volume It hopes to lure shoppers with time-saving features such as apps that let them order ahead and skip lines to encourage the transition from cash and credit cards to mobile wallets The company’s one-touch feature lets shoppers quickly pay with mobile devices using saved account information Venmo PayPal’s person-to-person payments platform handled transactions worth $8 billion in the second quarter more than double the same period a year earlier The company is pushing to expand the service which is used most frequently by friends and family members to split expenses like dinner or rent Thousands of PayPal merchants can now accept payments through Venmo and PayPal wants to boost that number to millions by the end of the year Schulman said Former PayPal parent EBay acquired Venmo in its $800 million purchase of Braintree Payment Solutions LLC in 2013“We’re encouraged by our early results on that” Schulman said “Merchants are eager to tap into the millennial Venmo shopper” For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday issued directions to officials for addressing top military firms’ concerns over licensing and tax issues and reiterated the government’s commitment to facilitating private sector’s participation in defence manufacturing Sitharaman discussed various issues relating to implementation of the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative in the defence sector with representatives of industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) including top executives of a number of Indian and foreign defence firms The defence minister issued directions to the team of officers headed by the Defence Secretary for time-bound action on key issues raised at the round table including the resolution of licensing with the Home Ministry tax-related matters with the Finance Ministry and commercialisation of technologies developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) the defence ministry said in a statement File image of defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman AFP It said a wide range of issues including matters relating to licensing taxes and duties and ways to speed up the procurement processes were discussed at the meeting Ways to streamline the offsets regime and creation of a tiered defence industrial ecosystem with full integration and skilling of manpower in the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises sector were also deliberated upon during the meeting Sitharaman conveyed to the top executives of the private defence industry that the government was "fully committed" to removing all the stumbling blocks and facilitating private participation in defence manufacturing with the objective of bringing high value foreign investment into the sector officials said She told them that focus of the initiative is to ensure self-reliance in meeting the country’s defence needs and that the government will provide a level playing field to the industry Sitharaman also asked the officials to ensure timely conclusion of procurement proposals In May the government had unveiled the strategic partnership model under which select private firms will be roped in to build military platforms such as submarines and fighter jets in India in partnership with foreign entities "The present government has taken a series of significantpolicy initiatives including promulgation of DPP (defence procurement procedure) 2016 which gives highest priority to indigenous design and manufacture of defence equipment introduction of Strategic Partnership model liberalisation of FDI norms and providing a level-playing to private industry" the defence ministry said By: PTI | Toronto | Published: December 13 2017 8:25 pm The researchers are now looking at ways for modern video games to be designed in a way that helps people who struggle socially (File Photo) Related News Pokemon Go may help people who struggle socially according to a study which found that the popular augmented reality game has a lot of social aspects and requires players to have good social competence Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada recruited 101 Pokemon Go players between the ages of 18 and 28 to take part in the study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences After completing questionnaires about their personality social anxiety and social competence participants played the game for 20 minutes Through observing players’ performance in the game the researchers found that extroverted participants caught more Pokemon visited more PokeStops and travelled greater distances than players who described themselves as socially introverted The researchers are now looking at ways for modern video games to be designed in a way that helps people who struggle socially “In the beginning players might only need to communicate with a person through text but as the game reaches a higher level they may have to actually be physically close to other players to collaborate and win” said Adri Khalis from UBC “The game provides a context in which interacting with others might be easier than walking up to a stranger and striking up a conversation from the get-go” Khalis said As modern video games become more popular it’s important to understand how individual personality traits influence behaviour said Amori Mikami from UBC “Being socially confident not only helps us succeed in face-to-face ‘real world’ activities but it also seems to apply to video games” said Mikami For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | Published: January 31 2017 5:41 pm Snapchat’s Stories are facing a serious threat from Instagram’s Stories Related News Snap Inc the parent company for Snapchat might be getting ready for its IPO listing towards March but it looks like the app is facing a serious threat from Instagram According to a report on TechCrunch by Josh Constine Instagram Stories which is a copy of the feature on Snapchat has resulted in a sharp drop in views for the Snapchat stars and audience The TechCrunch report relies on “analytics providers social media celebrities and talent managers” who told the website that Snapchat Stories have declined; both in views and the number of people posting original content The decline is between 15 to 40 per cent in views On Snapchat you can see how many people have viewed your ‘Story’ as well In contrast the report highlights that influencers and social media celebrities are seeing a sharp rise in Instagram Stores with the views going up massively Watch all our videos from Express Technology In January this year Instagram reported that it has 150 million daily active users nearly half of the total daily active users on the app Instagram has over 500 million monthly active users and 300 million daily active users For Instagram the boost in usage of Stories will mean more advertising and revenues According to eMarketer 74 per cent of US companies plan to use Instagram this year up from 53 per cent who used it for marketing in 2016 The report on TechCrunch also points out people are posting less on Snapchat which should be worrying for the messaging app that has relied on the success of Stories for its popularity The report also highlights how Snapchat’s end of auto-play feature for Stories could have resulted in a drop in numbers On Snapchat now users can create their own playlist in order to watch stories but it means binge story-watching is impacted Also read: Snapchat’s redesigned app with universal search is now out for iOS While Snap Inc didn’t comment for the report it looks like content creators are turning away from Snapchat which is not such great news considering the upcoming IPO The report quotes Nick Cicero CEO of creative studio and social video analytics platform Delmondo as saying”Overall from August to November 2016 the average unique viewers per Snapchat Story has decreased about 40%” For Snapchat Instagram is not the only competition to worry about Facebook is already testing its own version of Stories in Ireland and just like Instagram these Stories will be displayed on top of the News Feed It doesn’t help that Snapchat is still an incredibly complicated app to understand for most users above the age of 30 Facebook owns WhatsApp Messenger and Instagram; the first two have 1 billion monthly active users each while Instagram is at 500 million WhatsApp is also exploring a ‘Stories’ style feature while Messenger has been redesigned to look a lot more like Snapchat with the focus being on the camera As Snap Inc gets ready for its IPO it will face closer scrutiny especially around its numbers and future growth prospects in international markets For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Balbir Punj | Published: March 4 2015 1:46 am Both in the case of securing the release of the Kerala nurses and in the case of the Jesuit priest the PM ignored his critics who charged him with a bias against minorities and went ahead to secure his goal quietly and efficiently Related News Securing the release of the Catholic priest Father Alexis Prem Kumar from his Afghan Taliban captors should be viewed in different ways The Jesuit priest himself said on arrival at the Delhi airport from Kabul: “It is because of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi [that] I am here He saved me” What Father Alexis said was an understatement He alone having faced possible execution knows the wave of hope and trough of dejection as the prime minister took personal charge of the negotiations to secure his release The priest was abducted on June 4 2014 from Sohadat village 25 km from the provincial capital of Herat At the time he was in a school overseeing Jesuit aid and rehabilitation work among Afghan refugees The news of his release was first broken to his anxious family with whom the PM spoke as well as to the public through Modi’s tweet The PM not only spoke to the priest at Kabul airport but also ensured that the father and brother of the victim could come to New Delhi to receive him The PM also enabled the family members to stay on in Delhi overnight Father Alexis’s safe return home is an important development when other Islamist militant forces like the Isis almost daily threaten global powers like America France Japan and even neighbouring Jordan with displays of brutal killings of their captives from those countries Against this backdrop for the Indian government to have kept the backchannel negotiations under wraps for as long as nine months is a tribute to the efficiency that has been injected into the administration The Congress-led Kerala government had publicly acknowledgedthe efficiency of the external affairs ministry’s backchannel diplomacy when the Kerala nurses captured by the Isisin Iraq (most of them Christians) were released After Father Alexis’s return from captivity the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India which was just the other day expressing its apprehensions about the safety of minorities under the Modi regime issued a statement appreciating the PM’s personal efforts towards getting the priest released Despite the hullabaloo over “minorities in danger” the hallelujahs from the bishops’ body including its reference to “sustained negotiations” by the PM reveals that the truth about this regime has finally begun to prevail against the motivated propaganda “A diplomatic coup” is how the spokesman of the bishops’ body Father Joseph Chinnayyan described the event Obviously the Islamists have developed some respect for India after the new government here has proven that it means business and is prepared to walk its talk India today has both the political will and the naval and air strength and commandos to execute what it says In both cases of securing the release of the Kerala nurses and that of the Jesuit priest?

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download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: May 7, In addition, The date for their appearance has been set for 19 December. Almost all opinion polls have predicted a neck and neck fight between the BJP-led NDA and the grand alliance spearheaded by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad. after a nearly two-hour-long meeting of the BJP parliamentary board attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others,he complained of chest pain and collapsed. present at the screening were the actor’s (Paul Walker),adding the MP? They would be expecting certain amount of maturity from the drivers in this competition, Manmeet and Prabhjit scored two goals each in the remaining minutes while Prabhjot and Prince scored one goal each to compete the 17-0 routing.

roomy shirtwaisters and floaty tunics and gilets. Discreet does not mean desultory. military assistance with France and Britain doing the trumpeting was sensible." Modi alleged.The price of land today is in crore he said Rabri Devi headed RJD government in Bihar from 1997 to2005 "What so special that while RJD leaders Raghunath Jhaand Kanti Singh gifted their valuable lands to Tejaswi Yadavand Tej Pratap Yadav and similarly Siddiqui and SudhaShrivastava parted their valuable land for a paltry sum toRabri Devi" he asked Modi who is former Bihar deputy chief minister asked why chairman of the MLA cooperativeJaiprakash Narayan Yadav and its secretary Bhola Yadav bothclose aides of Lalu Prasad Yadav have not made the list ofallottees of plot of the cooperative public Modi the leader of Opposition instate Legislative Council also questioned the silence ofChief Minister Nitish Kumar over the irregularities in MLA cooperative instead of dissolving the committee immediately Starting from allegations of dumping soil of an upcoming mall in the state capital in which Lalu’s ministerialsons have stake in Patna zoo last month Modi has regularly come up with series of allegations of corruption andacquiring benami properties against Yadav’s family Yadav and his party leaders have dismissed theallegations and leveled counter-allegations against Modi of patronising his businessman brother RK Modi in"dubious" deals Written by ANI | Washington | Published: August 4 2009 12:25 pm Related News Actress Mischa Barton has assured her fans that shes feeling great following a mysterious health scare The OC star was placed under involuntary psychiatric hold at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles last after reportedly suffering a meltdown and calling cops to her Hollywood home Howeverthe 23-year-old recently appeared in a media party with a smile on her face and told reporters she is feeling much better “I’m feeling great I’m really happy” Contactmusic quoted her as telling OK Magazine Barton has returned to work on new TV series The Beautiful Lifeinsisting that filming is “going really well… I’m excited” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saundarya Mehra | Lucknow | Updated: August 23 2017 1:30 am Gujarat Fortunegiants are on a seven-match unbeaten run Related News Playing their first away match after a stellar show in Ahmedabad Gujarat Fortunegiants continued their victory march with a thumping 35-21 win over Puneri Paltan in Lucknow As it has been the case so far in the league Fortunegiants defenders kept the game in their hold and didn’t let the experience of Deepak Niwas Hooda Rajesh Mondal hamper their unbeaten run in the fifth edition of Pro Kabaddi “It is good for kabaddi lovers that a team playing its first season is putting up a great show I wish we continue to deliver such performances I also hope we see other teams step up to the occasion and play like Gujarat Fortunegiants have done so far” said Gujarat Fortunegiants coach Manpreet Singh “Fazel played exceptionally well and was supported by Abozar” he added The Iranian dup of Fazrl Atrachali and Abozar Mighuani who have been guarding Gujarat’s two corners didn’t let Pune’s raiders escape from their aggressive play In the 12th minute of the first half Fortunegiants took down Deepak Niwas Hooda with Fazel’s strong ankle hold giving them a four point lead “Both of them are experienced players and know each other very nicely They are very well aware of each other’s tactics Their combination is working for us” Manpreet said It was just matter of time that Fortunegiants defenders forced the first all-out of the match taking their score to 14-5 From there on the Pune team couldn’t make a way back and at half time the score was 16-7 While Pune managed to keep Gujarat’s ‘raiding machine’ Sachin Tawar quiet in the second half Abozar in the right corner led the rout of Pune’s raiders With three minutes remaining in the match Abozar held Deepak’s right leg so firmly that the Pune captain could not make an escape from it With Deepak taken off Pune trailed 20-28 and were inflicted the second all-out by Pawan Sehrawat’s successful raid When asked about his game strategy against his previous teammates Fazel said “I have played with Rajesh Mondal Dharmaraj Cheralathan Sandeep Narwal Deepak Hooda and I know how they play So I had planned accordingly I feel good after scoring nine points” Both teams possess strong defence and it was showcased as star raiders from either side could not score more than five points Fazel who suffered an injury in his right hand during Gujarat’s previous match scored his seventh high 5 With this win Gujarat are now on a seven match unbeaten run and top Zone A with 41 points UP Yoddha yet to open their account at home UP Yoddha suffered their fourth defeat on the trot (Source: File) Another night and another one to despair for Nitin Tomar and UP Yoddha as they succumbed to their fourth defeat at the hands of Bengal Warriors As it has been the case for the debutants last five minutes eventually turned the game into Warriors favour as the visitors registered a narrow 32-31 win in Lucknow “It is unfortunate that we could not cross the line once again Our defence gets nervous in the last moments and that is where we lose the game” said Nitin According to UP coach Uday Kumar his team had a plan to stop Jang Kun Lee and Maninder Singh But it was Deepak Narwal’s Super 10 points that took the game away from the hosts Nitin who has been leading the Yoddha’s charge scored eight points but his efforts went in vein as the defence once again fumbledin the last moments Lee and Deepak proved difficult to hold as Nitin and his men’s efforts were not enough for the hosts Despite starting the game on an even note Bengal team forced an all out in the final seconds of the first half to take a 19-14 lead at the break In the second half both the teams kept the scoreline intact while each and every point scored by the home team was cheered by the crowd “We will definitely win the last two games We want to win it for the home support we have received so far” Neither team was willing to give an inch with only three minutes to play Warriors took a narrow lead with South Korean sensation Jang Kun Lee giving his side a two point lead However with Mahesh Goud the UP team manage to make it 31-32 before Deepak made an empty raid to make sure that Bengal Warriors recorded their third win of the season For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Rohit Mundayur | Hyderabad | Updated: July 30 2017 5:04 pm Fans at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad during Jaipur-Delhi match Related News Telugu Titans captain Rahul Chaudhari scored his first raid point of the season and Hyderabad’s Gachibowli stadium exploded It isn’t the biggest of sports arenas As a matter of fact if one were to make a list of the biggest stadiums in the country Gachibowli Stadium where Telugu Titans play their home matches and where the first leg of Pro Kabaddi’s fifth season is being played probably wouldn’t be considered But where it loses out on capacity the stadium makes up for it with the atmosphere It is a closed stadium which means that the noise bounces off the ceiling thus making it a recipe for a cauldron like atmosphere The presence of film and cricket stars have become a prerequisite in any professional league in the country and it is no different in Pro Kabaddi Sachin Tendulkar and South Indian film industry stars Chiranjeevi and Rana Dagubatti were present for the opening ceremony on Friday and so was Akshay Kumar who also sang the national anthem There was though one entity missing from the atmosphere Noise It is safe to say that nearly half of the audience that filled the seats as the first match got underway was not present for the opening ceremony The big screen flashed a decibel metre from time to time It showed that the sound levels were averaging over 85 dB a reflection of the aforementioned closed ceiling effect The loudest cheers always came whenever Tendulkar came into focus The batting great’s endearing popularity was there for all to see as the cheers that came for Akshay Chiranjeevi and Rana Dagubatti paled in comparison to what he received But even Tendulkar was no match for the noise levels that one could experience once Telugu Titans and Tamil Thalaivas took to the mat The crowd only grew more boisterous when Rahul Chaudhari ran riot and led the home side to a comfortable win The second match between U Mumba and Puneri Paltan which turned out to be one-sided affair There was no home side involved and so once again the crowd was pretty dormant On the contrary this atmosphere was on full display with flowers on either side on Day 2 The first match of the day was between Dabang Delhi and Jaipur Pink Panthers two teams that Hyderabad wouldn’t care much for one would think That is what it looked like in the early minutes when Jasvir Singh’s raids were wreaking havoc on the Delhi defence It looked like this would be another one sided game but then came the turnaround Dabang Delhi started fighting back with Iranian duo Meraj Sheykh and Abolfazal Maghsodlou making some truly incredible raids The crowd responded and soon the atmosphere was one that could not be seen at any point on Day 1 Every point that Dabang Delhi scored was greeted with a cheer The underdogs had become the home side the Iranians had become crowd favourites The match ended with Delhi recording a remarkable win And so the stage was set for both players and fans of the Telugu Titans to take on Patna Pirates It was the away side that secured the first two points But when the Titans came back on level terms the ceiling shook with all the noise it was holding down The crowd cheered and booed as the match went by Even when their team were losing the sheer joy of watching an on-song Pardeep Narwal was obvious with many cheering him on when he got the ‘Super Raid’ despite that sounding the death knell for the Titans In the midst of all this the presence of Jaipur Pink Panthers owner and Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan was forgotten All these point out to one inescapable fact Throw in as many celebrities as you want the crowd in Hyderabad wants to see some good Kabaddi You give them that and they give you a dynamite of a stadium atmosphere For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 22 2013 1:17 am Related News Pointing out that the UT Police should have informed the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) commandant before arresting two constablesthe ITBP officials said that they would be taking action against bank staff and police officialswho had allegedly tarnished their image ITBP Spokesperson Deepak Pandey said?Taylor Schilling, There is a very small amount of plastic towards the top and bottom edges, but it seems that is just to accommodate the antennae. BRING A GIFT: It is considered good form to bring a gift.80 crore for sewerage projects and Rs 5.

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