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and by tradition and conviction,R. starring Jyothika? is out Top News Actor Suriya unveiled the trailer of Jyothika’s upcoming film Magalir Mattum on Monday coinciding with the film’s music album launch Many may not know that Kamal Haasan had written and produced a film of the same name that was released in 1994 The film dealt with the issue of sexual harassment at the workplace and women empowerment Going by the trailer of Magalir Mattum which is English for Ladies Only the film deals with the everyday life of housewives Jyothika plays a motorcycle-riding modern and independent women who is a documentary filmmaker by profession She heads a group of middle-aged women who set out on a journey of self discovery The film’s main theme is women empowerment and after years of being restricted within the confines of their homes three women inspired by Jyothika set out to live their lives on their own terms for three days Jyothika had taken a professional sabbatical after her marriage to Suriya and made a solid comeback with 2015 film 36 Vayadhinile a remake of Malayalam film ‘How Old Are You’ It seems the actor is not ready to play a mere arm candy in the films anymore Instead she is becoming a torchbearer of sorts for women empowerment with her onscreen roles Seasoned actors Oorvasi and Nassar who were part of 1994 Magalir Mattum have also played pivotal roles in the upcoming film It also stars Saranya Ponvannan and Bhanupriya in important roles The film is directed by Bramma and has music by Gibran For the first time Jyothika has dubbed for herself in this film The actor agreed to do that upon the suggestion of director Bramma as she is now fluent in Tamil Her star brother-in-law Karthi has also sung a song for this film Magalir Mattum is produced by Suriya’s home production banner 2D Entertainment and will hit the screens in May this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by T R Andhyarujina | Updated: May 15 2014 11:30 pm Former president R Venkataraman proposed a simplistic rule of invitation in the order of the strength of the political parties in a hung Parliament Related News Once the votes for the 16th Lok Sabha are counted the president will have to invite the leader of a political party to form the Union government When a general election returns a single party with an absolute majority the president has no choice but to call upon the leader of that party to form the government But if no party wins such a majority the president has to make an informed judgement call and select the leader of a party to form a government Textbooks on constitutional law state that this person would normally but not invariably be the leader of the single largest party However the circumstances may rule out an invitation to the leader of the single largest minority For instance when it is clear that other parties will not support him It is in such a situation that the president’s discretion becomes crucial He must assess the situation emerging from a House divided by several parties and after consultations with the leaders of parties and other politicians and after seeking such advice as he deems necessary choose a person who he believes can form a government that has a reasonable prospect of enduring The president must be seen to have acted fairly without any predilection and to stand above the dust and din of politics At times this can be a very difficult choice for the president Former president R Venkataraman proposed a simplistic rule of invitation in the order of the strength of the political parties in a hung Parliament He maintained that this would be the most prudent and uncontroversial course of action In his view once the leader of the largest party is invited the president should not look for the quantum of support for him or her; the supporters of such a leader should demonstrate their backing in the House itself Venkataraman claims to have applied this rule for two hung Parliaments after the elections of 1989 and 1991 No party secured an absolute majority for the ninth Lok Sabha in 1989 and the Congress under Rajiv Gandhi was the largest minority party with 193 MPs After Rajiv Gandhi declined to form government the president invited VP Singh leader of the second largest party the Janata Dal In 1991 too no single party had an absolute majority and the Congress emerged as the single largest party Venkataraman invited PV Narasimha Rao to form the government Rao won an immediate confidence motion in the Lok Sabha Though the BJP and the Left parties were opposed to his government they abstained as they were reluctant to face another election Venkataraman’s view is not a prescription for all situations Inviting the leader of the single largest minority party in a divided house without ascertaining his support in Parliament would be highly chancy In the two cases of 1989 and 1991 it was reasonably clear that the other parties would not at least immediately outvote the minority government Venkataraman was therefore on fairly safe ground in his decisions In cases where other parties in combination have declared their opposition to the largest party it would be futile for its leader to even meet Parliament This was demonstrated when then president Shanker Dayal Sharma invited Atal Bihari Vajpayee to form the government in 1996 because he was leader of the single largest party in the 11th Lok Sabha In a 535-member House the BJP and its allies were 194 against the United Front’s 177 and the Congress’s 136 There was no prospect of either the United Front or Congress lending support to the BJP Within 13 days of forming government Vajpayee had to withdraw his motion of confidence in the Lok Sabha as defeat stared him in the face The 12th Lok Sabha election in 1998 presented a hung Parliament once again This time then president KR Narayanan carefully ascertained which party would be able to secure the confidence of the House Thereafter his decision was really a formal one taken after political adjustments had been made by several parties After discussions over four days with leaders across parties including with Sonia Gandhi who said that the Congress would not stake a claim as it did not have the requisite numbers Narayanan found that the number of MPs supporting a BJP government including the AIADMK came to 264 Given that the TDP had conveyed its decision to remain neutral the president asked Vajpayee to form the government and advised him to secure a vote of confidence within 10 days of being sworn in which he did The 13th Lok Sabha presented no problem as the election results gave the BJP-led NDA a clear majority The 14th Lok Sabha election again presented a hung Parliament The election results out on May 13 2004 revealed that the pre-poll alliance of the NDA had secured 187 seats the Congress and its pre-poll allies 216 seats The Congress was the single largest party with 145 seats the BJP came next with 138 seats After the election the Congress was assured of outside support from the Left parties which had 61 seats With the support of 277 members the Congress could command the confidence of the Lok Sabha On May 17 2004 then president Adbul Kalam invited Sonia Gandhi to form the government after it was reasonably clear that she would get sufficient support from other parties It is another matter that she then declined to head the government and the Congress chose Manmohan Singh as its prime minister Significantly this time apparently because of a clear majority assured to the Congress by its allies and outsiders the president did not ask the prime minister to obtain a vote of confidence within a stated time In the 15th Lok Sabha the Congress emerged as the largest party with 198 seats and backing from other political parties while the BJP had 112 seats Then president Pratibha Patil invited the Congress to form the government Thus except for Shanker Dayal Sharma’s invitation to Vajpayee in 1996 the president’s invitation has come only after political adjustments had ensured that the largest party or the political formation supporting the largest party would command a majority in Parliament for a substantial period of time Given this history the president may find that there are really no rules to guide his discretion in the difficult case of a hung Parliament All that can be said is that experience shrewd judgement sound and disinterested advice from colleagues and experts with some knowledge of the basic concepts of parliamentary government may help him choose the right prime minister The proof of that will be the stability of the government at least for a reasonable period of time The writer is senior advocate of the Supreme Court and former solicitor general of India [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newswill not result in the massive inflow of investments as is being touted.s 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found more personal application than companies looking for better ways to market their products or election campaigns trying to learn more about voters.By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: May 11 2017 6:18 pm Rohit Shetty will be returning to the small screen as the host of Khatron ke Khiladi 8. Related News Popular Bollywood filmmaker Rohit Shetty known for making entertaining movies says he takes criticism sportingly because he is practical about film business and understand others’ opinion about his work Asked if he is wise or thick skinned in dealing with criticism of his films Shetty told IANS that “I am not thick skinned… I am quite practical in film business If I talk from the business point my film is a product and as a businessman I know my product will cater to a certain group of customers and not impress the whole world So it is wise to serve to my potential audience But that does not mean I would abuse critics and get defensive I understand their point as well” Shetty is known for his commercial potboilers Golmaal Golmaal Returns Singham Singham Returns Chennai Express and Dilwale He has directed stars like Shah Rukh Khan Ajay Devgn Kajol Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor Khan Also read |SS Rajamouli is a technical wizard not everyone can make Baahubali 2: Rohit Shetty Another question asked to him by IANS was whether criticism hurt him He replied saying that “It’s not about being emotional about it… It is a matter of choice If I will start making films to impress critics I might just lose my target audience and that is risky But yes I am sure one day I will bridge the gap by making something that will impress both” Rohit is all geared up to host the adventurous reality TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 As he is coming back to the show after two years asked if he missed the show he said: “Well I was occupied in shooting films and ads But I watched a few episodes I think Akshay Kumar is a better host than me when it comes to stunts “However this season we tried to bring some more entertaining elements And some surprising elements will be unveiled as the show goes on air” Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 will be shot in Spain and the show will air on Colors TV by the end of May For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: ANI | Los Angeles | Published: August 23 2017 3:17 pm Morgan Freeman will be honored during the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards with SAG Life Achievement Award Related News According to The Hollywood Reporter the Oscar-winning actor will be honored during the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which is set to air on January 21 2018 SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement “I am thrilled to announce Morgan Freeman as this year’s recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award Some actors spend their entire careers waiting for the perfect role Morgan showed us that true perfection is what a performer brings to the part” Adding “He is innovative fearless and completely unbound by expectations As a chauffeur convicted murderer boxing gym attendant pimp or president Morgan fully realized every character baring their souls and showcasing their humanity It has been a privilege to see his genius at work” This award is the Guild’s highest honour an actor receives who fosters “finest ideals of the acting profession” The Oscar-winning actor will be honored during the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which is set to air on January 21 2018 His film credits include ‘Street Smart’ ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ ‘Glory’ ‘Unforgiven’ ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ ‘Outbreak’ ‘Se7en’ ‘Kiss the Girls’ ‘Deep Impact’ ‘Bruce Almighty’ ‘Million Dollar Baby’ ‘Invictus’ Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy ‘The Bucket List’ ‘RED’ the ‘Now You See Me’ franchise ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ and its sequel ‘London Has Fallen’ Freeman has received four SAG Award nominations over the course of his career Past SAG Life Achievement award winners include Lily Tomlin Carol Burnett Debbie Reynolds Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News IANS Representational image. The outfit has also planned to meet Dalit MLAs and MPs from Gujarat and give them a set of questionnaires asking, 2017 7:50 pm IOC warned organizers in Pyeongchang that they risk creating white elephants from 2018 Winter Games venues. The move comes at a time when Mallya, According to sources, or most of all.

will tell you she doesn’t mind any of this, has accused him of cheating her and her parents of Rs 25 lakh by promising to make a film on them, said.with particular gusts directed at the ? (Source: File) Top News Australia’s Olympic champion Mack Horton was forced into an early tussle to qualify for the men’s 400 metres freestyle final alongside Chinese rival Sun Yang on the opening morning of swimming’s world championships on Sunday.every day. Upper stalls, Then there is Novak Djokovic, (Source: Reuters) Related News There is an immortal legend fighting the ravages of time in pursuit of the dream of just one more Grand Slam. in a way that would “be acceptable to all sides”.

so that a friendly country’s PM addressing public rallies in cultural cities doesn’t raise suspicion. Funnybones Movies, Balki," He adds that Clinton will have strong messages to deliver if she does decide to run. He says she became a great supporter of his in the general election that year, A file photo of Dipa Karmakar. He said it is essential to have firm determination to excel in life and the amount of facilities available should not become an obstacle in this pursuit.Sydney: Capping a dramatic fall from graceAustralian self-made coal baron Nathan Tinkler has gone from being the nation’s youngest billionaire to officially bankrupt in just five years after he failed to appeal a court order Tinkler a larger-than-life character who spent millions on sporting clubs and horse racing making enemies along the way apologised on Thursday to creditors and his family while telling a newspaper that hecould "hear the champagne corks popping in the background" Nathan Tinkler Getty Images The 40-year-old started out in the mining industry as an electrician before building up his wealth on a series of canny coal transactions He made it to the top of Australia’s young rich list with a personal fortune of Aus$113 billion in 2011 equivalent of around the same amount in US dollars at the time His immense wealth saw him buy into two national sporting franchises the national rugby league’s Newcastle Knights and A-League football club the Newcastle Jets as well as a large thoroughbred stud But as coal prices collapsed in the following years Tinkler — who quit his native Newcastle north of Sydney for Singapore in 2012 — found himself under growing financial pressure He sold the Knights and his thoroughbred breeding and racing empire in 2014 and was stripped of his Jets ownership last year Tinkler was taken to the Federal Court by GE Commercial over a US$225 million debt from a private jet with a judge ruling on February 9 that a sequestration order be made against his estate The order came into force this week after Tinkler failed to appeal the decision which was stayed for 21 days "I would like to apologise to the creditors and my family" Tinkler told the Sydney Morning Herald quipping that he might have more success as an anti-coal campaigner He added that he might become an activist and have the full support of the government and the media and have no responsibility He added to the Newcastle Herald that he could "hear the champagne corks popping in the background" Tinkler’s bankruptcy trustee John Melluish told AFP Tinkler had only disclosed two assets "negligible" cash in a bank and one property "It means that our investigations will start potentially into assets that he might have owned once that he might have disposed of or assets that he’s given away over a period of time" Melluish said AFP have to deal with the burden of expectations.