Our main focus will

Our main focus will be on development of backward villages.

Lachlan Sharp to make for an interesting final 13 minutes. Now the Indian side-led by Harjeet Singh will havea chance at glory when the final begins on Sunday evening in a generally chilly Lucknow India have won the Junior Hockey World Cuponce before – in 2001 Then they had thumped Argentina by a massive 6-1 margin Tendulkar in his appreciation tweetstated: “A proud moment for the country as the little masters of our Indian Hockey Team reach the Junior Hockey World Cup finals #HJWC2016” A proud moment for the country as the little masters of our Indian Hockey Team reach the Junior Hockey World Cup finals #HJWC2016 — sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 17 December 2016 The final is scheduled for 6 PM on Sunday evening with Australia and Germany vying for the third place in the tournament For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Garima Mishra | Pune | Published: April 7 2016 2:07 am This year however due to drought situation in the state the tamasha groups have recorded a fall of almost 40 per cent in the bookings Related News Every year almost 40 big and small tamasha (theatre) troupes from across Maharashtra gather at Narayangaon a small town in Pune district located around 70 kms from the city On a huge open plot of land every group puts up their tents and advertise their respective groups Throughout the day representatives from various villages of Maharashtra throng the venue and indulge in striking deals wherein depending upon the village’s budget they book a show by a particular tamasha troupe This year however due to drought situation in the state the tamasha groups have recorded a fall of almost 40 per cent in the bookings The annual fair begins every year around Holi and goes on for almost two months Raghuvir Khedkar the owner of a 45-year-old theatre troupe named after him and his mother Kantabai Satarkar says “Tamasha commands high popularity in Marathwada and Khandesh the two regions that are worst-hit by drought People have suffered major losses in crop production and don’t want to spend money on entertainment The number of bookings that we used to get earlier has reduced substantially The cost of a ticket to our show is Rs 60 per person While earlier we would get all members of the family attending the show now it’s just one person from the family Earlier we would be booked for all the days Now there are days when we sitting idle” The shows which are being held free-of-cost and do not require a ticket for entry according to Khedkar are attracting audience as usual His troupe has 120 members among them 60 artistes including actors musicians and dancers The tamasha troupes that participate in the fair in Narayangaon every year travel from various parts of the states such as Satara Sangli Kolhapur Nagar Sangamner and Pune among others While small troupes have 10-20 members bigger troupes can have 100-150 members The small groups charge anything between Rs 60000 to 70000 for a show in a village while bigger ones charge Rs 1-15 lakh for a show Narayangaon itself is famous for tamasha art and is home to numerous tamasha troupes Mangala Bansode (65) daughter of the famous tamasha artist Vithabai Narayangaonkar who also won the President’s award for her contribution to the field of tamasha art also runs a troupe that has 150 members She too hails from Narayangaon Bansode says “Chaitra and Baisakh are the only two months when we earn through these jatras (fairs) by travelling to different villages and holding drama and dance shows The general practice is that the residents of a village if they are interested in holding a show in their village contribute an amount (vargani) The collected amount (called supari) is given to the tamasha troupe owners as their payment for performing a show” She says her troupe learnt at Narayangaon this year that several villages had not collected ‘vargani’ due to drought situation “Earlier we would hold nearly 60 shows in these two months almost a show every day Now there are many days when we do not have shows and have to sit idle” she says adding that it will be difficult to pay salaries to her artistes and recover costs incurred such as rent of hired vehicles food lighting sound system expenses and so on Bhika Bhima Dhavalpurikar the owner of 40-year-old tamasha troupe says “I won’t say there’s no business But yes it isn’t what it used to be There’s a fall of almost 30 to 35 per cent in the bookings In the past too we have faced losses but not of this kind Smaller the troupe bigger the blow” According to Khedkar for the past few years the visual art business such as cinema circus theatre and tamasha have been bearing the brunt of introduction of television “People can watch everything sitting at home On top of it every few years there’s either drought or excess rain that indirectly affects our business” he says For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: October 18 2016 2:02 am Top News Pointing to loss of lives and destruction of property firecrackers cause during festivities like Diwali the Bombay High Court Monday directed municipal corporations and the state government to crack down before Diwali on firecracker shops not following rules and regulations “It is common knowledge that during the festive season of Diwali people burst firecrackers On other festivities firecrackers are burst in templesWhile there is nothing wrong in businessmen taking advantage of the demand and supplying firecrackers they have to ensure that instead of giving importance to profit they should be concerned about safety and ensure regulations as per rules” “All corporations in the state and the government should ensure strict action” said Justice V M Kanade The court has directed that action be taken against shops that do not adhere to rules and regulations on storage and sale of firecrackers A Bench headed by Justice Kanade was hearing a matter in which the petitioner had raised issues concerning sale of firecrackers in residential areas and the lack of action by the municipal corporation and police “The corporations in the state and the government should submit a compliance report in this regard Ideally such shops should be located in open spaces so damage is minimal in case of any untoward incident and it is easier to regulate and monitor storage and sale of firecrackers’’ said the High Court The petitioners also brought to the notice of court incidents where a fire had broken out due to firecrackers This included the explosion in a temple causing large scale devastation and the fire during the Make in India event at Chowpatty in February The court was further informed that in Mumbai shops were selling firecrackers in shops located in residential areas “It is unfortunate that in India we become active only when an incident occurs Once the frenzy around it is over all works stop Every year such incidents take place Who will take responsibility” the court asked “Several restrictions are in place in terms of issuing licenses for sale whereby firecrackers should not be sold in a basement or shop of a residential building According to the petitioner while licenses are cancelled by corporations further action is not taken resulting in explosion causing death of people and destruction of property” the court said The court stated that police and municipal corporations were indulging in blame game “The Corporation says they have cancelled license but police had not done anything” observed the court The matter has been posted to October 25 with the Bench adding that only if orders were passed before Diwali would something happen to curtail such incidents [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Montreal | Published: May 18 2017 8:57 pm Top News The World Anti-Doping Agency has approved fast-tracking new rules that would allow for sanctions of national Olympic committees and international sports federations in much the same way athletes are penalized for violating anti-doping rules WADA’s foundation board voted on a plan Thursday that will attempt to get the rules in place in time for next year’s Winter Olympics as opposed to waiting until the next WADA code revisions go into effect in 2021 It’s an unusually urgent move sparked by doping scandals in Russia and the International Olympic Committee’s decision last year to ignore WADA’s recommendation that the entire Russian Olympic team be banned from the Rio Olympics If the changes are approved the IOC and all WADA signatories would have to adhere to a new system of sanctions subject to appeals For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by MANOJ MORE | Published: March 1 2013 2:57 am Related News Giving development a boost amidst ongoing recessionPimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Shrikar Pardeshi on Thursday presented a surplus budget of Rs 2024 crore – which is Rs 200 more than the last budget presented by his predecessor Asheesh Sharma The highlight of the budget is 24×7 water supplysetting up of 64 ward centres for coordination between citizens and corporators – a novel project on a civic terrain Besidesthe budget envisages setting up of 64 Citizens Facilitation Centres in each electoral wards and promises 24×7 water across the town a promise which was made by Pardeshis predecessors too Presenting his budget to the standing committee chairman Jagdish Shetty on Thursdaythe municipal commissioner made it clear that his budget lays stress on developmentmakes no tax hike and holds out hope for the urban poor and under-developed villagers He said since the pilot project of 24×7 water supply has been successful in Yamunanagar areathey would try to replicate the purpose across the town It is widely believed that if water is available throughout the dayit is used less and hygiene level which is necessary to stay disease free remain high among people 24×7 water 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