” said a statement issued by the union. His belief in a separate state for Sikhs hasn’t wavered.Priyanka Chopra to promote Baywatch in India but without Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron? In India Priyanka Chopra has started her own production house Purple Pebbles Pictures which has till now produced regional films The Jai Gangajaal actor made her debut as a producer with the Marathi film Ventilator that has won three National Film Awards this year Later she will be producing a Punjabi film Sarvann a Bhojpuri film Bam Bam Bol Raha Haiand a Sikkimese film Pahuna For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 11 2017 3:31 pm As WHO goodwill ambassador Singh also known as ‘the Flying Sikh’ will promote WHO SEAR’s non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control action plan (Source: Express Archive) Related News Sprint legend Milkha Singh has been appointed as the World Health Organisation’s goodwill ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region (SEAR) the global health body said on Friday As WHO goodwill ambassador Singh also known as ‘the Flying Sikh’ will promote WHO SEAR’s non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control action plan which seeks to reduce the level of insufficient physical activity by 10 per cent and NCDs by 25 per cent by 2025 Poonam Khetrapal Singh Regional Director WHO South-East Asia said “Promoting physical activity for health is an important intervention which is expected to get a significant boost in the region with the support of octogenarian Milkha Singh a champion for the cause” she said According to her an estimated 85 million people die due to non-communicable diseases every year in WHO South-East Asia Region and many of these deaths are premature and nearly all are lifestyle related Regular exercise and physical activity help reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases such as heart diseases stroke diabetes and cancer – that are now increasingly afflicting people across the world An alarming 70 per cent of boys 80 per cent of girls and nearly 33 per cent adults in the region report insufficient physical activity which is becoming a common feature of modern life Singh pointed out WHO recommends at least 60 minutes of physical activity for children daily and 150 minutes of activity for adults weekly to stave off non-communicable diseases Physical activity helps those aged 65 years and above to maintain cognitive functioning and reduce the risk of depression the world health body said To facilitate this WHO has also been advocating with governments to create public spaces for recreational and organised sport It has been advocating for physical activity as a “best buy” intervention for reducing the risk of deaths due to NCDs “Whatever be the age group gender physical ability or socio-economic background being physically active is an effective way to ensure a healthy and productive life” the regional director said With the support of Milkha Singh we expect to promote and scale up physical activity in the region to be able to arrest and reverse the NCD epidemic she said Milkha Singh is a Padma Shri awardee and had won medals in athletics in Commonwealth and Asian games He had missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 1960 Rome Olympics For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ajay Khape | Pune | Published: July 5 2017 6:08 am Top News RIVERS flowing through Pune city are all set for a makeover with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) ready with a Rs 2618-crore plan that promises to beautify the 44-km of river stretch passing through the civic limits The plan includes continuous access with pathways for walking and cycling 16 new boating facilities doubling the ghats to 40 and increased number of eateries Ahmedabad-based HPC Design Planning and Management Pvt Ltd and city-based Center for Development Studies and Activities presented a tentative draft plan of the ambitious river development and beautification project to the civic standing committee on Tuesday The project covers both side of 44-km of river stretch passing through the city — including 222-km stretch of Mula 104-km stretch of Mutha and 118-km stretch of Mula-Mutha river The agency carried out the study of the entire catchment upstream of Pune and impacted downstream areas for the plan The plan envisages keeping the river clean and making it pollution-free reducing risk of flooding creating a continuous public realm along the river retaining water improving city’s access to the riverfront and integrate heritage structures current activities parks and gardens For keeping the river clean and pollution free it recommended development of complete sewerage network improving interceptor sewer and augment treatment capacity There are 11 sewage treatment plants in the city while nine more are proposed to be constructed under JICA or NRCD while the consultant has recommended constructing two more STP under riverfront development project For reducing floods it has recommended rural and urban riparian embankment and urban section alongside the river as per the local conditions To create continuous public realm it recommended pathways for walking and cycling It proposes 36 immersion tanks for Ganesh immersions as against the existing 16 It has proposed doubling the strength of ghats from 20 to 40 alongside the river It proposed 240 more access points against the existing 53 A barrage near Garware bridge on Mutha river has also been proposed The boating facilities are available at two locations at COEP boating club and near Mula-Pacana Sangam while the plan includes 16 new locations for boating facilities It proposes continuous access to riverfront The plan proposes two more bridges in addition to the existing four It proposes redevelopment of 8245 hectare of garden alongside the river 18 temples18 crematorium and burial grounds increasing the eateries from 5 to 11 The agency had started the work to prepare the plan in January last year It carried out geotechnical investigation area assessment report topographic survey prepared hydrology and hydraulics report for the plan As per the study it was revealed that the Pune rivers were presently a place for dumping garbage sewage and garbage from nallas About 252 LMD of untreated sewage has been released into them There has been haphazard and unthoughtful infrastructure alongside the rivers and they have become a place for dumping construction debris Also there is uncoordinated bridge construction and the rivers are in a state that trigger flood hazard The river banks are privately-owned and inaccessible The report said that the rivers are neglected and remain dry most of the year The poor condition of the rivers is attributed to incomplete sewerage network and inadequate sewage treatment and inadequate flood control measures The plan recommends the completion of sewage treatment and flood protection works on an urgent basis The consultant recommended that it was essential to create a public realm along the rivers for its proper management The lack of clear boundaries makes it difficult to monitor the rivers it said On illegal constructions alongside the rivers the study stated that the boundaries of privately-owned land and land within inundation should be removed without acquisition and without lowering the flood-carrying capacity of city rivers It said that there has been unthoughtful use of river banks for parkingetc The uncoordinated construction of bridges weir check dam and embankment building has reduced the flood-carrying capacity of the rivers while the development of ghats and gardens has done little to improve the condition of rivers it said The sewage lines and manholes in the rivers obstruct the floods appear unhygienic and are easily damaged it stated For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 20 2017 8:09 am Top News MP Kirron Kher has written to UT Adviser Parimal Rai requesting a Mazdoor Bhawan in Chandigarh In the letter written to the Adviser she has requested that he look into the matter personally and get the Mazdoor Bhawan constructed at the earliest She has stated that during her visit to labour chowk Sector 44 Chandigarh the representatives of various worker unions demanded that a Mazdoor Bhawan may be constructed to commemorate Dattopant Thengadi founder of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh “The purpose to construct this bhawan is to provide a place to workers to organise meetings or functions including family functions They have further requested that dormitory for night stay kitchen and dining hall may also be included in the proposed bhawan so that the workers can get hygienic nutritious and affordable food under Annapurna Akshaya Patra Yojana” the letter stated For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anil Sasi | Published: June 13 2013 3:30 am Related News Two keenly awaited data sets on industrial output and retail inflation released by the government on Wednesday reaffirms the policy dilemma facing the Reserve Bank of India as it gears up to take a call next week on whether to slash policy rates further While the IIP growth for April at 2 per cent was lower than the market expectationthe CPI-based inflation for May came in at 931 per centwhichdespite being lower that Aprils 939 per centis way above the sub-9 per cent being expected by the market For the RBIits a Hobsons choice The slowing IIP may offer a compelling case for cutting interest rates But with the rupee still hovering close to its all-time lowand consumer inflation not showing any substantive reductionpruning interest rates could turn out to be counter productive The IIP print for April is particularly worrying as it offers really no sign of a pick up in growth The 2 per cent surge in output comes on the back of a very low base Plusthe capital goods growthat 1 per cent year-on-yearpoints to an over 10 per cent sequential deceleration on a seasonally adjusted basis clearly a worrying sign as the sector is seen as a proxy for future investment Even though there is some good news in the consumer non-durables sectorthe consumer durable segment has tanked badly The real worryaccording to most analystsis that the slowdown visible in April is not accounted for by sectors dominated by the government such as mining and electricitybut rather the manufacturing sector that is proving to be the drag The dilemma for the policy holders is high as they grapple with the growth-inflation dynamicsbut the the overwhelming view is that given the continuing pressure on the rupeefresh rate cuts may be held in abeyance till stability returns into the currency markets Key to that could be the US Federal Reserves upcoming policy meeting that concludes June 19 The prevailing view is that the Fed may clarify that quantitative easing will remain in full force until 2014 For the rupeeand other emerging market currenciesan announcement on these lines could offer a much-needed booster anils@expressindiacom Anil is a senior editor based in New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News download Indian Express App ? seems to have been inspired by Rice’s otherwise rich experiences. 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