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a village situated on Kerala and Karnataka’s border,to investigate the murder of his superior’s son and his fiancé At Kalipuram the police officer has to deal with a corrupt politician Paremeshwar Nambiar (Sampath Raj) and his girlfriend Kamla (Varalakshmi Sharthkumar) who run a brothel The film then becomes a mish-mash of various threads — college activism power politics brutalities inside a brothel and an omnipresent Maoist connection Once the antagonist Nambiar arrives on the screen no scope is left for unpredictability and excitement in this revenge story Share This Article Related Article The only difference between film’s director-scriptwriter Nithin and his father Renji Panicker’s super-hero police officers is that Nithin’s cops don’t speak long breathless English dialogues Other than that the debutante director stays faithful to the ‘Bharathchandran’ mould of a rebel police officer created by his father along with Shaji Kailas From the opening sequence where a sex worker admires Zakriah’s manliness to how the cop helps Kamla wreck vengeance the director fails to break free from theframework of chauvinism his father created in his cinema Mammootty’s Zakriah is exactly like the role of cops he has played in the past The actor’smuch-admiredcarefree walk looks clumsy and the signs of ageing cannot be hid by cosmetics any more Rest of the cast —especially Sampath Alancier Lopez Jagadeesh and Varalaxmi — has done justice to their roles The only song in the movie an item number was absurd to say the least Kasaba is meant for you only if you are a Mammootty fan or if you want to watch yet another cop-on-a-revenge drama (Views expressed by the author are personal) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Garima Rakesh Mishra | Pune | Published: May 31 2016 2:50 am A Right to Pee campaign under way Express photo Related News Almost six months ago Abhivyakti a city-based group working for women’s rights had conducted a survey of the areas under Ghole Road Regional Office The survey aimed to identify the number of public toilets for women in the area and the facilities available The survey covering areas from Nal Stop to Natawadi and including places like Patil Estate Shivajinagar Ghole Road Kamla Nehru Park Khilarewadi FC Road JM Road Deccan and others revealed some startling facts Altogether there are 113 toilets for women out of which signboards for only 16 are put up Only 27 toilets have water; 12 have dustbins and 45 have electricity None of the toilets were found to have hanger facilities The findings of the sample survey motivated Abhivyakti to launch a campaign—Right to Pee—that demands more public toilets for women in the city and thereby the right to dignity Share This Article Related Article Shraddha RR one of the active members of Abhivyakti said “In the past few years the city has grown and progressed in various areas Five star hotels malls clubs and skyscrapers have mushroomed in all parts of the city However the number of public toilets are comparatively less and even if there are their condition is extremely bad” Shraddha further said that around 60 per cent of Pune women step out of their house either for office or some other work on a daily basis In case they want to urinate they have to control it till they reach home or workplace as public toilets in the city are very scanty and the available toilets unclean “Our survey says that in many of the toilets there are no water door locks lights and dustbins for sanitary napkins Such dire is the condition of public toilets that women prefer to rush to their homes rather than use public toilets” Shraddha added Abhivyakti a volunteer-based group has nearly 70 active members which includes people from all walks of life—students to professionals to homemakers both men and women Under the Right to Pee campaign the volunteers are in the process of taking signatures from Puneites who feel that more toilets are needed for women So far the organisation has collected 600 signatures “To bring this matter to the notice of Pune Municipal Corporation we also met civic officials to make an appeal We would be having another meeting very soon” Shraddha said The three demands that the group is making are clean secure and free toilets; toilets every 2 km whose cleanliness would be the responsibility of PMC; and one per cent of the civic budget on public toilets Shraddha said “PMC spends a big chunk of its budget on construction of various things but there is no provision for toilets for women Even if they construct it it would be given to some organisation to operate That means one needs to pay to use it” Shraddha also cites various health reasons to justify the need for more toilets for women She says that women tend to drink little water to avoid public toilets and washrooms Holding back the urine despite the urge to urinate loosens the muscles of the bladder “It affects blood circulation This combined with less intake of water leads to various illnesses like migraine constipation piles kidney stone and indigestion Besides during periods or pregnancies women often have to use washrooms Infection might develop if the washrooms are not clean In pregnancies the baby may get infected as well” Shraddha said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 22 2016 5:52 am Top News Unitech logo (File) The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a real estate company to pay a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to a resident of Sector 22 for failing to allot a flat The commission has also asked Unitech to refund Rs 6653 lakh to the complainants Amandeep Singh Kanwar and Simmerpreet Randhawa on July 19 The complainants stated that they purchased a plot in the Unitech’s project Aspen Greens in Sector 107 Uniworld Mohali It was marketed by the Unitech that the said project would fall in the mega project developed by them in sectors 97 106 and 107 Mohali Punjab The complainants were allotted the plot on March 17 2011 in the said project for a total price of Rs 7160160 When the complaint was filed the complainants had already deposited Rs 6653190 towards price of the plot An agreement was executed between the parties on April 27 2011 according to which the builder was supposed to handover the possession of the flat by October 27 2013 The complainant filed a case on April 25 after the plot was not handed over to them For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Published: January 9 2017 4:34 pm Stephen Curry scored 30 points in Golden State Warriors’ win over Sacramento Kings (Source: AP) Top News James Harden had 40 points 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 10th triple-double of the season to help the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 129-122 on Sunday night for their eighth straight NBA victory Montrezl Harrell added 28 points on 12-of-13 shooting in 25 minutes and fellow reserve Eric Gordon had 19 points to help Houston win consecutive road games over the Raptors for the first time DeMar DeRozan had 36 points for the Raptors setting a career high with his 18th 30-plus-point game of the season DeMarre Carroll tied a career high with 26 points and set a career high with six 3-pointers on 10 attempts Down 99-95 entering the fourth quarter the Rockets went on a 15-0 run to take an 11-point lead DeRozan’s run of 12 consecutive points for the Raptors cut into that advantage but Toronto could get no closer than five points CAVALIERS 120 SUNS 116 LeBron James scored 12 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter as Cleveland fought off Phoenix down the stretch Kyrie Irving added 27 points and Kevin Love 25 for the Cavaliers They led by as many as 22 in the first half and 20 early in the third quarter The Suns tied it late in the third and got within one in the fourth but never took the lead Eric Bledsoe scored 31 points and Devin Booker had 28 for the Suns James sank consecutive 3-pointers his only 3s of the game to give Cleveland a 115-109 lead with 2:46 to play and scored on a driving layup with 44 seconds left to make it 120-114 PISTONS 125 TRAIL BLAZERS 124 2OT Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer with 94 seconds left as Detroit outlasted Portland in a game postponed a day because of a winter storm Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 31 points Andre Drummond had 28 points and 14 rebounds and Caldwell-Pope finished with 26 The Pistons have won two straight for the first time since Dec 2 CJ McCollum had 35 points for Portland in the game with 14 lead changes and 11 ties He has scored 20 points or more in seven straight games and is averaging 338 points in the last five Allen Crabbe added a career-high 30 points and Damian Lillard had 20 WARRIORS 117 KINGS 106 Stephen Curry made five 3-pointers and scored 30 points as Golden State took its first lead midway through the third quarter on the way to the victory over Sacramento Kevin Durant had 28 points seven rebounds six assists and four blocks and Klay Thompson added 18 points With their 17th straight victory after a loss the Warriors reached 124 straight regular-season games without suffering back-to-back defeats Sacramento’s Rudy Gay scored 15 of his 23 points in the first quarter LAKERS 111 MAGIC 95 Julius Randle scored 19 points and rookie Brandon Ingram matched his career high with 17 in Los Angeles’ victory over Orland It was the first time in their last 30 games the Lakers put together consecutive victories D’Angelo Russell also scored 17 points for the Lakers and center Timofey Mozgov had 15 points and nine rebounds Serge Ibaka Evan Founier and Nikola Vucevic each scored 19 points for Orlando GRIZZLIES 88 JAZZ 79 Mike Conley had 19 points and nine assists and Marc Gasol scored 17 points in Memphis’ victory over Utah Zach Randolph added 13 points and 11 rebounds Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 22 points and George Hill added 15 points CLIPPERS 98 HEAT 86 JJ Redick scored 25 points as Los Angeles beat Miami for its fourth straight victory Chris Paul had 19 points 18 assists and one turnover and DeAndre Jordan added 18 rebounds to help keep the Clippers unbeaten in the new year after they closed 2016 on a six-game skid Goran Dragic scored 24 points and Hassan Whiteside had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Miami The Heat shot 37 percent and had three technical fouls The Clippers broke it open with a 43-21 run that spanned the second and third quarters Redick scored 14 points and Paul added 12 as they stretched the lead from one point to 23 points Redick hit three 3-pointers and Paul added another 76ERS 105 NETS 95 Joel Embiid scored 20 points and Philadelphia reached 10 victories to match its total from all last season beating Brooklyn The 76ers broke it open with a 17-2 surge in the fourth quarter to win the matchup between the NBA’s two worst teams and improve to 10-25 in their first season with former lottery picks Embiid and Dario Saric They were 10-72 in 2015-16 just off their own record for worst finish in the 82-game schedule Embiid did his damage without even reaching the 28-minute restriction he was limited to as he recovers from a series of foot injuries that delayed his NBA debut for two years Brook Lopez scored 26 points For the Nets who have lost six in a row to fall to 8-28 WIZARDS 107 BUCKS 101 Bradley Beal scored 26 points and Markieff Morris added 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Washington beat Milwaukee Jabari Parker led Milwaukee with 28 points Malcolm Brogdon added a career-high 22 points and Michael Beasley scored 18 points in 16 minutes Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was ill and didn’t play For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News In a post on Twitter, Alia rules as she captures those small but important moments from a girl’s life. we got to know where we stand.constituted Wednesday,most of the non-AC coaches were unoccupied. then the likes of Rohit and Kohli are more than capable of setting the table for Dhoni to demolish the spread, South Mumbai has none at all,Bhopal.

teachers and people who make and repair the musical instruments. Just beside the main gate of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on S N Banerjee Road,61, Gujarat will be performing without any pressure as they have nothing to lose.worth Rs 50 lakh,twitter. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it, For decades, download Indian Express App ?” Sources.

stare at the judge and walk away with the Best Actor Award. launched in 2014, UN Complicity: The Mass Forced Return of Afghan Refugees’, We will strongly resist any such move, RSS organ ‘Organiser’ has said these forms of protests by writers and Pakistan have a common goal of creating phobia against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two have been married for five years, That decision came following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia," Punjab Congress committee vice-president, We have a really good rapport.

Choudhary then threw acid on him and fled, said API Rajesh Tendulkar Coimbatore police found that the identity documents given to Choudharys employers were forged He had given his address in Kolkatawhich was found to be false Investigations revealed that he hailed from Uttar Pradesh while his phone records showed that he was in Mumbai His actual locationhoweverwas difficult to trackpolice said In the last two dayspolice got several locations of the accused between Wadala and Churchgate His location finally showed Kurar village on Saturday night He was packing his bags to flee to UP He had packed gifts like laptopexpensive clothes and mobile phones bought from the money he made after selling the gold and jewellery? the people would rather? Stories of individuals who had to pay for their sense of duty by doing the right thing only to be embroiled and harassed abound are the stuff of which legends are made. the 20-year-old — along with his cousin Amit and friend Deepak — got washed into a canal at Ghazipur. a technology analyst based in Los Angeles, Living in a 120-sqft room with four people in Raoli Camp, Now it’s important to keep it. – A chance for Yadav to once again live in a fancy house. while Coutinho and Firmino are both on five goals for the campaign after adding one apiece.com/Tmg0TbEpD6 — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 20 August 2017 Marcos Alonso scored the first and only goal for Chelsea in the thrilling first half as Tottenham keep pilling pressure on the Premier League reigning champions in search of an equaliser.

The phone ships with a 3300mAh battery, Only Australia has a better record over the same period, has acted mostly through executive power, Modi said.” she wrote. stations and character of Pune city –were unveiled on Tuesday to be installed at various locations at Pune Railway Station and Pune Division office. “Our boys showed lot of spirit and character. Prarthana Thombare and Karman Kaur Thandi. Nafees, #Puttingal #Kollam #Kerala.


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