Lawmakers press admin over response to China island building

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   “If the Chinese strategy was to freeze us out, it has backfired,” Russel said.But the top-ranking Democrat on the committee, Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, complained that sometimes it appears that the only U.S. response to provocative actions by China is a “press release.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helpcenter_img “I see no price whatsoever that China is playing for their activities in the South and East China Seas. None. In fact, I see us paying a price,” Corker said. “We see our friends coming in constantly worried about where we are, what our commitment levels are.”Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling this weekend to Beijing, where he is to meet with President Xi Jinping. U.S. officials say he’ll be carrying a message that China’s large-scale land reclamation and general behavior in the South China Sea will hurt China’s image and its relations with its neighbors and, potentially, with the United States itself.China has rattled the region with its assertive claims both over islands held by Japan in the East China Sea, and in the South China Sea, where islands and reefs are contested by China and five other Asian claimants. China has reclaimed about 2,000 acres of dry land since 2014 that could be used as airstrips or for military purposes, according to U.S. officials.China claims the islands are its territory. Its Foreign Ministry on Wednesday voiced serious concern about a Wall Street Journal report, which cited anonymous U.S. officials, that the U.S. is considering sending military ships and planes to challenge Chinese claims to islands it is building. WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators pressured the Obama administration on Wednesday for a more robust response to China’s provocative actions in East Asian seas, as concern grows in Washington that Beijing is building artificial islands to assert military control over disputed territory.Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, complained that the administration lacked a “coherent policy,” and disputed the administration’s view that China is losing international stature because of its provocative moves. Sponsored Stories The assistant secretary of defense for the Asia-Pacific, David Shear, declined to comment on the report at the committee hearing Wednesday, and on whether the U.S. was considering a demonstration of freedom of navigation within 12 nautical miles of the islands’ notional territorial zone. But Shear said many of the features claimed by China in the disputed Spratly island chain are submerged and do not carry territorial rights.“We claim the right of innocent passage in such areas and we exercise that right regularly both in the South China Sea and globally, and we are going to continue exercising that right both under the surface of the water and in the air,” he said.Top diplomat for East Asia, Daniel Russel, said that no matter how sand China piles up on reefs, it can’t “manufacture sovereignty.” He said the U.S. is calling for restraint on territorial disputes, and “diplomacy will continue to be our instrument of first resort.”Russel maintained that China’s provocative actions had hurt its standing. He cited recent, thinly veiled criticism of China by the Southeast Asian bloc and a legal challenge brought by the Philippines. The United States is “increasingly in demand” as a guarantor of security in the region, he said. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

Innovative solutions for nonperforming loans

first_imgBy Erol Riza One may be forgiven for wondering why there is a sudden interest by various stakeholders and economists in the persistent problem of non-performing loans (NPLs).Gross NPLs are in excess of €20 billion, or more than 100 per cent of gross domestic product, the highest in the EU. The politicians who claim they have the answer to the NPLs are the same ones who refused to consider a solution in 2013 and made sure that the laws they passed made it very difficult for banks to efficiently manage their NPL portfolios.The NPL resolution, in accordance with the governor of the central bank, will take time as the excesses since 2008 must be unwound and banks must seek innovative solutions.The serious voices of concern, however, come not from domestic politicians but from the chairman of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the European Commission who have all reminded the Cypriot authorities that the high level of NPLs was deleterious. This week the ECB chairman also added his voice to the need for reducing NPLs.These concerns should be distinguished from the new-found interest of politicians who have thought that there is an easy solution according to their populist announcements. It may be too late for a bad bank and an asset management company since banks are private companies and cannot be coerced into accepting government decisions. However, there are new ideas about financial tools that can be used to address some of the NPLs and this is the purpose of this article.In Cyprus the NPL problem dates back to 2008. Financial crises do not happen overnight and one should look at history to understand the problem and how to address it. The lending by banks which ended up being imprudent and their gamble on Greek bonds dates back to Cyprus’ entry into the euro. Before joining the euro, Cypriot banks taking on non-resident deposits in foreign currencies had to keep 70 per cent of these deposits in six-month investments and could only term lend 30 per cent.After the adoption of the euro the currency became local currency and hence banks were free to lend without restriction, subject to large exposure rules set by the central bank. Huge inflows took place into the two large Cyprus banks because of the high interest rates paid (encouraged by those promoting Cyprus’ status as a business centre). As Charles Kindleberger, in his book Manias, Panics and Crashes explains this feeds credit expansion. At its peak, credit expansion in Cyprus reached 25-30 per cent per annum. Thereafter we had a property bubble and ultimately, when developers could not be tapped for lending, the banks took a bet on Greek bonds, even though the bond market at the time gave Greece a 50 per cent chance of default!The banks were not the only party that went on a lending binge. The borrowers also did the same. In this regards we must not forget that everyone in Cyprus partook of the generosity of banks (‘Think of it and it will happen’ was the Bank of Cyprus’ slogan to attract borrowers), hence the huge levels of private indebtedness we now witness.Borrowers and lenders enjoyed the party until the Greek crisis worsened and the two big banks in Cyprus were found to be exposed in a big way (€6-7 billion in bonds and €25 billion in loans to Greek borrowers) which were not adequately provided for losses. The rest is history.How the banks resolve this problem will depend on the next steps taken by government and the banks. The banks face challenges both from regulatory issues (International Accounting Standard 9 application in 2018, provisions for future NPLs as suggested by the ECB and Minimum Requirement for Eligible Liabilities) whilst at the same time there is a legal environment that is riddled with structural inefficiencies and hostile to creditors.The sale of loans and foreclosure laws have made it very difficult for banks to recover their collateral in a timely manner and borrowers knows this. Moreover, the primary residence is an issue for banks because banks will be hard pressed to repossess homes as they do in the UK and USA; even in Ireland it was very difficult for NAMA to foreclose.The answer all along has been to get rid of the NPLs as banks are not the best place to park these loans. Whereas until recently banks could not take the losses from selling these loans at a large discount, the increased provisions which have been made make the sale of loans easier. The sale though cannot be made as the law in Cyprus ensures that the central bank has a tight grip on who can buy these assets. Also, the law allows the defaulted borrower to make a bid at the same price as the one the bank choses to sell within a deadline. How a defaulted borrower can find the funds to purchase a loan with a discount is beyond reason but maybe other banks may take on the defaulted borrowers as a new client. Perish the thought that a borrower who has appeared in the borrowers’ defaulted registry as defaulting on his obligations would a good client!The problem is intractable without some new structure which banks may be able to use to reduce their NPLs. The two fundamental difficulties are the price at which banks may wish to sell is higher than what buyers may want to pay and the lack institutional buyers of such assets. One financial tool is securitisation, but securitisation is difficult for performing loans and doubly difficult when the asset pool is non-performing. The rating agencies in their modelling of such transactions attribute time to recovery and amount of recovery as two very significant negatives for some assets such as retail borrowers and SMEs.Notwithstanding the difficulties of conventional securitisation, the innovation suggested by ECB advisers is feasible for large corporate and commercial property. Briefly, the government should participate and co invest (indirectly) in a securitisation transaction, undertaken at market prices, by guaranteeing a significant portion of the risky tranche of the transaction, the junior tranche as it is called. The innovation is the aligning of the interest of private investors with the government which can be done in accordance with state aid regulations so long as some minimum conditions are met. A derivative transaction known as total return swap will allow the government to protect investors in exchange for the upside in terms of better recovery over time.The key problem remains which assets will be sold (only a true sale will count for bank capital relief) and herein lies the Cypriot dimension. Laws introduced to protect primary residences of households and SMEs, which have their primary residence as collateral, have made the timeliness and rate of recovery from these loans difficult to predict. Hence, it will complicate the securitisation unless the government also agrees to take these loans into an agency to asset manage over say 15-20 years.To summarise, the government and banks, with central bank support, should discuss the role of government and should seek to implement solutions which are innovative and consistent with ECB guidelines. Other solutions to please ill-informed citizens could be a waste of time and mere pre-election promises. Erol Riza is the managing director of a UK based financial advisory firm and a former non-executive vice-chairman of the interim board of the Bank of Cyprus and former managing director of DEPFA Investment Bank.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Nicosia will not expel Russian diplomats spokesman says

first_imgCyprus will not expel Russian diplomats in line with actions taken to do so in the EU and the US, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromos told the Cyprus News Agency.Prodromou was asked to comment on European Council President Donald Tusk’s announcement regarding the decision of 14 EU Member States to expel Russian diplomats as direct follow-up to the European  Council’s discussion last week on the Salisbury nerve-gas attack.“Cyprus is among the 14 countries that will not take such measures. This was also the position of Cyprus at COREPER, that we are in line (with the EU Conclusions and Decisions) but our country is not in a position to take measures against countries that are permanent members of the UN Security Council,” he said.Meanwhile, Tusk announced that ‘additional measures including further expulsions are not excluded in coming days, weeks’.You May LikeSimpleMostStarting With The Best, These Are TV Moms RankedSimpleMostUndoList Nebula8 Most Dangerous Dog BreedsList NebulaUndoAllThingsCeleb.comWhat Dolly Parton Looks Like Today Is CrazyAllThingsCeleb.comUndo Two of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoLimassol police investigating attempted murderUndoGreece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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It is pretty bad news that the courts had to adjudicate twice in the state’s favour on the question of central forces, The families of Tupe and Sathe were the most affected as the two were the bread-winners. support and blessings.Vellapanti?a national open and crime scene investigations Students went into detail about various workshops such as the Android WorkshopEthical Hackingand the Sixth Sense Workshop Similarly students crossed swords in the event Patent Wars as they fought to defend their own companies in the competition and attack another company for patent infringement In the Seagulls eventparticipants flew RC aircrafts and performed a variety of acrobatic events In Junkyard Warsrobots fought each other to rule the ring Techolympics was another very well-attended event The Tech Mahautsav and Metal-Mate exhibitions were also very well received by all the attendees at the fest The day ended with the much awaited mega show – the famous playCopenhagen – which enthralled the audience The final day of the PEC technology fest event promises to be as fun filled and more knowledgeable than even the events of the previous daysand they will constain a special emphasis on the standup comedian Rivaldo. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Goyal Divya | Ludhiana | Published: April 22, Top News Raja and Rani are sitting close when Lovi and Ambika enter. All this signals something to her. I want to win games, Skill India and Start-up India among others.04 crore on Monday.

” said the letter.but the insurgent groups operating out of western Pakistan. or the powerful rhetoric in the poem Taj Mahal.While the likes of Sahir Josh Kaifi and Majrooh are remembered largely as film lyricists their anger about equality and justice that resonated against the anti-colonial struggle are an important part of our cultural history But the success of O Husna the qawwali Bhar do jholi in Bajrangi Bhaijaan Jugni by Arif Lohar or Kailash Kher “remixing” Pt Kumar Gandharva’s iconic Kabir-Naiharwa highlight that powerful lyrics combined with cerebral music can influence young minds The only caveat here is that often audiences are unaware of the context these songs carry Perhaps like Sahir had a beautiful dream with Aao ke koi khwaab bunein kal ke waaste we too can dream of our young celebrating the coming together of Jhoole lal and Mast qalandar when they ‘groove ‘ to the ‘rocking’ Dama dam mast qalandar Vidya Shah is a Delhi-based musician For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsVirat Kohli investing in the International Premier Tennis League team UAE Royals is not the first time the cricketer has put his money in another sport The Indian Test captain is also co-owner of Indian Super League team FC Goa India’s ODI skipper MS Dhoni has also invested in other sports — he is the co-owner of ISL side Chennaiyin FC and Hockey India League (HIL) team Ranchi Rays The World Cup winning wicket-keeper batsman is bike-crazy and has a Motor Racing Team called Mahi Racing Team India which now competes in the FIM Supersport World Championship But it’s not just the superstars who as Robin Uthappa says "are blessed with a few excesses" Cricket is a rewarding sport and with the advent of the Indian Premier League even a one-season wonder can earn money which can be smartly invested Here we take a look at some of them who have already set the stepping stones to turn into businessmen in the future Sachin Tendulkar at the Wimbledon Getty Images Before Dhoni and Kohli there was Sachin Tendulkar International cricket’s highest run-scorer also has his money in other sports (ISL side Kerala Blasters and IPTL’s Indian Aces) and other varied business interests like travel portal Musafir celebrity merchandise firm Universal Collectabilia and gaming and entertainment venture Smaaash His restaurants ‘Tendulkar’s’ shut down a few years ago Dhoni is quite crazy about bikes Getty Images Dhoni has his money in three sports apart from cricket — football (where he keeps his Chennai Super Kings connection) with Chennaiyin FC hockey with Ranchi Rays (his hometown) and of course the motor racing team The fact that he makes Forbes’ richest sportspersons list year on year helps Kohli is following Dhoni’s footsteps Getty Images Kohli follows his skipper — but he’s chosen tennis as a sport to invest in The IPTL goes around the world holding matches and this global presence is an attractive proposition That and having Roger Federer on your roster "I have always followed tennis with great interest and today I am glad to be part of a professional tennis league team I am a huge fan of Roger Federer and with him joining the UAE Royals my decision to be on board with the team was firm" Kohli said Ganguly now co-owns ISL side Atletico de Kolkata Getty Images Sourav Ganguly hired an IIM-C graduate last year to help him grow his business enterprise The former India captain struck gold by collaborating with Spanish powerhouses Atletico Madrid to help set up his ISL side Atletico de Kolkata This he juggles with his duties in the IPL governing council and the Cricket Association of Bengal Zaheer Khan Getty Images Zaheer has set up ProSport Fitness & Services along with popular trainers Adrian Le Roux and Andrew Leipus Unlike Sachin’s restaurant venture Zaheer’s seems to be doing quite well His sports lounge – TOSS – set up in Pune in a couple of years ago is still going strong Yuvraj went for a whopping Rs 16 crore to Delhi Daredevils for IPL 2015 Getty Images The stunning amount of money Yuvraj makes from the IPL has gone into setting up more business ventures A Business Standard report says: "YouWeCan Ventures a company floated by Yuvraj is helping young entrepreneurs to tap into new opportunities to build new brands Its diverse portfolio includes Vyomo an app for booking beauty services; Cartisan an automotive service marketplace; Healthians a marketplace for diagnostic labs; and EduKart one of India’s leading education marketplaces The latest addition to its basket is Cybiz BrightStar Restaurants the restaurant chain that has been entrusted with running US-based burger chain Carl’s Jr in India" Phew Getty Images Robin Uthappa invested in startup firm iTiffin and apart from delivering/providing food to office-goers also tied up with a school in Bangalore to provides food to 800 children Uthappa may not be in the running for the India team but collects a lot of moolah from the IPL and Karnataka Premier League Speedster Umesh Yadav Getty Images India pacer Umesh Yadav has become one of the mainstays for India and has smartly invested in a fashion portal called Fashionove With e-commerce websites creating a lot of buzz it makes complete sense to do so Pune | Published: January 15 2014 5:11 am Pritam Gharate (L) and Sanket Take (R) Related News CoEP alumnus Pritam Gharate who has scored 9999 percentile and IT professional Sanket Take who has got 9995 percentile are among those who have excelled in the Common Admission Test (CAT) The results were declared on Tuesday afternoon However the results evoked sharp reactions from candidates who are complaining about the normalisation process Gaurav Bakliwal of Bakliwal Tutorials said candidates are specifically complaining about their scores in verbal section “Since CAT is held in slots during a designated period authorities use the normalisation process to decide the scores Many candidates have approached us with complaints about being at receiving end of this process especially in the verbal section” he said Candidates have demanded that old paper-pencil format be restored CAT 2013 was conducted in 76 test centres across 40 cities over a 20-day testing window from October 16 to November 11 2013 While the test is prerequisite for admissions to various management programmes of prestigious IIMs CAT score is also accepted by many reputed B-schools across the country List of non-IIM member institutions that have registered to avail CAT 2013 score is available on the official website Gharate said he wishes to take admission in either Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad or Chennai “It was my second attempt The difficulty level was relatively high for the 2013 examination With a 9999 percentile I am hopeful that I would get a seat in the desired IIM based on my performance in further screening” he said Take said taking several mock tests resulted in a good CAT score Eight candidates have managed to score 100 percentile while 10 have got 9999 Candidates can log into http://s.wwwcat2013iimidracin to get their results For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: July 11 2012 1:02 am Related News After the Bombay High Court ordered the Pune district collectorate to initiate demarcation of Red Zone boundaries around Dehu Road ammunition depotthe collectorate officials along with defence officialsPimpri-Chinchwad civic authorities and the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation officials inspected the site on Tuesday This will be followed up with a meeting on July 17 after the boundaries are marked on the digitised map District collector Vikas Deshmukh said that even as sketch P is awaited from the defence officialsthe marking is being carried out digitally before going ahead with the process manually We had a preliminary meeting and it has been decided to go ahead with the marking of boundaries We will do it digitally before doing it manually? said Deshmukh The Defence Ministry had filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court claiming that the Red Zone area of Dehu Road ammunition depot would not be reduced for security reasons This came after a petition was moved by Shiv Sena corporator Seema Salve against the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) for carrying out construction activitiesincluding a housing scheme for urban poorin the Red Zone where no development is allowed as per the law In their affidavitthe defence authorities have stated that the civic body violated Red Zone (no-development area) norms around the ammunition depot The authorities made it clear before the Bombay High Court that the PCMC had overstepped its limit in going ahead with construction of 11760-unit housing project on Sector 22 without obtaining necessary clearance from them The demarcation would affect not only the upcoming housing project but also some MIDC areas Salve had alleged that the housing project was in violation of Works of Defence Act and did not have necessary environmental clearance She had argued that the flats were being constructed within 2000 yards of the depotwhich was in violation of the law The district administration had written to the Defence authorities asking for information regarding the original layout before carrying out a detailed survey Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar had intervened and asked the PCMC to submit all no-objection certificates of its slum rehabilitation project at sector 22 A study of the properties affected owing to the Red Zone was also sought by the minister during a meeting with local Nationalist Congress Party leadersPCMC officials and Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju With this movethe PCMCs ambitious housing project for the urban poor has run into trouble The Central government had sanctioned Rs 225 crore for the housing project under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pritha Chatterjee | New Delhi | Updated: January 11 2016 4:34 am People go through stipulations meant to rid Noida of traffic snarls and curb pollution (Aditi Vatsa ) Related News Since the implementation of the Delhi government’s odd-even policy the first figures collated by the Centre-run Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have shown that levels of particulate matter (PM) 25 witnessed a drop since January 5 in a majority of air monitoring stations This comes after an initial spike in PM levels was witnessed during the first few days of the scheme Scientists at CPCB said that while weather conditions have helped disperse particulates especially in the last two days the drop would not have been possible without controlling of emissions According to data from CPCB’s eight automatic monitoring stations and seven manual stations at least half the stations saw a spike in the 24-hour average levels of PM 25 from 8 am to 8 pm between December 30 and 31 and January 1 and 2 At R K Puram for instance while the average levels measured 292 and 291 micrograms per cubic metre in the last two days of 2015 the levels spiked to 407 on January 1 After it fell to 326 on January 3 it again jumped to 377 on January 4 But between January 5 and 8 the levels dropped from 429 to 259 At the IHBAS station in Dilshad Garden the average levels were 226 micrograms per cubic metre on January 30 which rose to 256 on January 1 But by January 3 it dropped to 247 At the Punjabi Bagh station a peak in pollutants was seen on January 7 From 370 micrograms per cubic metre average levels of PM 25 levels spiked by a 100 points But on January 8 average levels dropped sharply to 272 micrograms per cubic metre At Anand Vihar — characterised by high values of particulates as per monitoring by Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) in the last 10 days — CPCB’s data shows the levels have fluctuated But between January 6 and 8 a drop was seen in the average levels — from 507 to 366 Dr Dipankar Saha additional director and in-charge Air Laboratory Division at CPCB said that while meteorological factors have helped improve air quality to some extent emission control has also helped “Meteorological factors play a vital role during transition days of any season This has helped us in the past two days Had there been increase in emissions the situation would have been worse In this experiment an attempt was made to reduce emissions” he said Meanwhile DPCC scientists maintained that based on mobile air quality monitoring the change in air quality has been reflected in the drop in peak levels of particulates But as per CPCB data the peak levels remain unchanged Only the 24-hour average levels have shown a drop Many stations also showed distinct spikes in peak values At Anand Vihar the peak PM 25 values between January 1 and 3 were between 576 and 569 micrograms per cubic metre Between January 4 and 6 it jumped to between 641 and 633 At Punjabi Bagh the peaks spiked from 406 to 496 during the same period For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express AppWritten by Rudra Chaudhuri | Published: October 7 2009 1:57 am Related News In a recent speech in LondonPresident Asif Ali Zardari stated that a solution for Afghanistan lay with regional actors The Friends of Democratic Pakistan,Kishkinda hopes, These two cases,s blind people, A quarter of the world? The administration had also deployed police personnel at the home,” Having started as a model,” He adds that a little more money could help him set up the school properly.

so I, The 34-year old pacer was involved in a spot-fixing and betting case.In his petition he argued that the BCCI panel which enquired into the matter had made its reports against him based on the information provided by the Delhi Police Sreesanth said he was invited by Glenrothes Cricket Club to represent a franchise in a Premier League in Scotland to be held in the first week of April In response to this invitation he expressed willingness to participate in the match provided he got the NOC from the cricket governing body Sreesanth mentioned in his petition For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew York: Maria Sharapova described her return to Grand Slam center-stage after a 15-month doping ban as "a great ride" despite her US Open campaign ending in the fourth round Sunday The former World No 1and five-time major winner fell 5-7 6-4 6-2 to Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova Maria Sharapova returns a shot from Anastasija Sevastova during the fourth round of the US Open AP It was her first appearance at a Slam since the 2016 Australian Open where she failed a drugs test and was kicked out of the sport until April this year "It’s been a really great ride in the last week" said the 30-year-old Russian "Ultimately I can take a lot from this week It’s great to get that major out of the way It was an incredible opportunity I’m very thankful for it I did my best I can be proud of that" Sharapova the World No 146 had needed a wild card into the tournament where she was champion in 2006 The US Tennis Association’s decision was not met with universal approval Former World No 1Caroline Wozniacki claimed it was "unacceptable" for a player with a doping suspension to be given prime-time spots on the prestigious Arthur Ashe Stadium Sharapova played all of her four matches in the 24000-capacity arena including her first-round defeat of World No 2Simona Halep Sharapova insisted on Sunday that she had nothing to prove to her critics "I feel like I’m really beyond that" she said "I think there’s only a way to show it on the court because that’s what really matters to me" "I have so many things in my life but there’s a desire to keep going for more and to keep living through these moments out on these courts" "That’s special and that’s meaningful As long as I have that desire I’ll be there That’s what’s important to me" Sevastova a quarter-finalist in New York also in 2016 said she was happy to see Sharapova playing again and that she felt no desire to prove a point on behalf of her peers "I think some players have that I don’t have that I have great respect for her" said the 26-year-old Sharapova needed treatment on a blistered right hand in the final set but she insisted it was not a factor in her defeat Her statistics however made for sober reading —42 winners and 51 unforced errors to only 14 by Sevastova whose 21 winners were half Sharapova’s total Next on the schedule for Sharapova is the WTA event in Beijing at the end of September as she attempts to build her ranking to ensure direct entry into the 2018 Australian Open In April next year Sharapova will be 31 and she admitted that she has even surprised herself to be still playing even considering her enforced absence from the sport "When I was in my middle 20s I didn’t think that my body would be ready to compete at such a level but I just got a completely new appreciation of what the body can do at 30 or past 30" she said "I can take a lot of examples from champions that are still playing competing and doing incredibly well and that’s inspiring" Islamabad: Pakistan hanged two hard core Taliban terrorists convicted by the military courts of their involvement in the 2014 Peshawar school massacre which left over 150 people dead mostly students Pakistan Army said Atta Ullah and Taj Muhammad were active members of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and had facilitated the terrorists who attacked the Army-run school in Peshawar in December 2014 File image of the Peshawar attack AFP "These terrorists were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism including attack on Army Public School Peshawar killing of innocent civilians attacking Armed Forces of Pakistan and Law Enforcement Agencies" army said The terrorists had been tried by military courts and had confessed to their crimes before a magistrate and trial court it said Earlier in December 2015 four terrorists involved in the Peshawar school attack were executed in Kohat jail in the restive Khyber-Pakhtunkwa province Military courts which were restored in March for another two years after their initial two-year term expired in January work in secrecy due to fear of attacks by militants The courts were set up after a constitutional amendment following the Peshawar terror attack Human rights group Justice Project Pakistan says over 440 people have been executed since the Peshawar attack Pakistan has been fighting various extremist groups for over a decade Militant attacks have killed tens of thousands of peopleThe military courts have handed down the death penalty to more than 170 militants St John’s (Antigua): The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early on Wednesday churning along a path pointing to Puerto Rico the Dominican Republic Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend The eye of Hurricane Irma passed over Barbuda around 1:47 am (local time) the National Weather Service said Residents said over the local radio that phone lines went down Heavy rain and howling winds raked the neighboring island of Antigua sending debris flying as people huddled in their homes or government shelters Officials warned people to seek protection from Irma’s "onslaught" in a statement that closed with: "May God protect us all" In Barbuda the storm ripped off the roof of the island’s police station forcing officers to seek refuge in the nearby fire station and at the community center that served as an official shelter Representational image Reuters The Category 5 storm also knocked out communication between islands Midcie Francis of the National Office of Disaster Services confirmed there was damage to several homes but said it was too early to do tally or assess the extent of the damage Foreign Affairs Minister Charles Fernandez who has temporary oversight for disaster management told The Associated Press via text that the northern end of the island was hit hard by the storm He did not elaborate on the extent of the damage The storm had maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (295 kph) according to the US National Hurricane Center It’s forecast early on Wednesday was for the winds to fluctuate slightly but for the storm to remain at Category 4 or 5 strength for the next day or two The most dangerous winds usually nearest to the eye were forecast to pass near the northern Virgin Islands and near or just north of Puerto Rico through the day on Wednesday "I hear it’s a Category 5 now and I’m terrified" Antigua resident Carol Joseph said on Wednesday as she finished her last trip to the supermarket before seeking shelter "I had to come back for more batteries because I don’t know how long the current will be off" On the 108-square-mile island people who live in low-lying areas were staying with friends and relatives on higher ground or sleeping in churches schools and community facilities built to withstand hurricanes None of the shelters have yet been tested by Category 5 winds however Many homes in Antigua and Barbuda are not built on concrete foundations or have poorly constructed wooden roofs that are susceptible to wind damage Other islands in the path of the storm included the Virgin Islands and Anguilla a small low-lying territory of about 15000 people President Donald Trump declared emergencies in Florida Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and authorities in the Bahamas said they would evacuate six southern islands Warm water is fuel for hurricanes and Irma is moving over water that is 18 degrees (1 degree Celsius) warmer than normal The 79 degree (26 Celsius) water that hurricanes need goes about 250 feet deep (80 meters) said Jeff Masters meteorology director of the private forecasting service Weather Underground Four other storms have had winds as strong in the overall Atlantic region but they were in the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico which is usually home to warmer waters that fuel cyclones Hurricane Allen hit 190 mph in 1980 while 2005’s Wilma 1988’s Gilbert and a 1935 great Florida Keys storm all had 185 mph winds "This is not an opportunity to go outside and try to have fun with a hurricane" US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp warned "It’s not the time to get on a surfboard" Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said his government was evacuating the six islands in the south because authorities would not be able to help anyone caught in the "potentially catastrophic" wind flooding and storm surge Basseterre (St Kitts): India will look to plug the holes and provide the finishing touches to their preparation for the four-Test series when they take on West Indies Cricket Board Presidents’ XI in the final warm-up match starting in St Kitts Thursday The three-day match will more or less decide the final playing XI for India and both the batsmen and bowlers will look to make their performance count and earn a place when Kumble and Kohli sit down to select the team for the first Test at Antigua starting 21 July India head coach Anil Kumble (left) and Test skipper Virat Kohli AP India were far from impressive in their last two-day warm-up game as their pace battery struggled with their inconsistent show and it will be the last chance for Kumble’s boys to make an impression The Indian seamers including Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami who is returning to competitive cricket after a long injury lay-off began well but lost the plot after sometime as they struggled with their line and length They could not push the batsmen to play their deliveries and bowled too wide outside the off stump something which the pacers will have to sort out in the three-day warm-up game at Warner Park Ishant Sharma who also has had a long lay-off and Umesh Yadav will also look to grind it out as the duo is expected to be key members of Kohli’s gameplans It will be interesting to see if Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur gets a chance to roll his arms over in this game While the seamers were inconsistent leg-spinner Amit Mishra was impressive and made life difficult for the West Indies Presidents’ XI batsmen and was on a hattrict after he dismissed Rajendra Chandrika and Jermaine Blackwood in successive balls Mishra ended with a four-wicket haul and will look to continue his good run Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will also like to test their skills in the warm-up game specially since the pitches in West Indies also assist slow bowlers In batting India’s top-order looked solid as they spent enough time in the middle with openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan scoring fifties Dhawan whose form in the longer version has been pretty patchy and Rahul will look for another good show before the team management finalise the opening slot with Murali Vijay being the other contender Cheteshwar Pujara scored scored 34 runs in 102 balls before retiring out while Rohit Sharma too was impressive as he came up with a fluent 54 not out in 109 balls However skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were dismissed cheaply and the duo will look to find their ‘A’ game as they are an important cog in the India line-up Squads: India: Virat Kohli (captain) Shikhar Dhawan Murali Vijay Cheteshwar Pujara Ajinkya Rahane Rohit Sharma Lokesh Rahul Wriddhiman Saha (wk) Ravichandran Ashwin Ravindra Jadeja Amit Mishra Umesh Yadav Ishant Sharma Mohammed Shami Shardul Thakur Bhuvneshwar 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John Abraham has previously surprised his fans in critically acclaimed movies like Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe. Hence it is safe to assume that there is major anti-incumbency in these constituencies against the Congress. after he suffered from fever and vomiting, to be as fit and to be as agile as the juniors, Exercise included heavy domestic chores and gardening, He says that this is the right way to deal with any legal matter.

“It is a fact we will not be returning to Bisara anymore. but was powerless to stop Nadal thereafter as he won the last five games to seal victory in just over 90 minutes on court. "We are not saying that AFSPA must be revoked immediately and in entirety,it amounts to a policy triumph. Training his guns at the ruling coalition in the state,the LJP chief claimed that this is the third such incident inHajipur alone "He (Nitish) used to take pride in being called SushashanBabu After engineers doctors and traders now even policemen are not safe There is no government in Bihar Extortionis being done openly The situation in the state has become worse than whatit was in 1990 when RJD ruled the state When we used to saythat jungle raj will be back if the Lalu-Nitish combine cameto power they used to react strongly See the jungle raj isback in such a short span of rule" Paswan said ASI Ashok Kumar Yadav was shot dead by unidentifiedassailants and his body was found on Saturdayin Manua village ofVaishali district Two engineers of a construction company Brajesh Kumarand Mukesh Kumar were gunned in daylight on December 26 inDarbhanga Soon after Ankit Kumar Jha a Quality Engineer ofReliance IT was found dead with injury marks on his body inVaishali district In another incident a foodgrain trader was shot dead byunidentified assailants in a locality under Yahiyapur policestation in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district PTI Written by Meghnad Desai | Published: February 28 2016 12:24 am HRD Minister Smriti Irani speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday PTI Photo / TV GRAB Top News At last for the first time in many years Parliament has become the national platform for a serious debate on a wide range of issues — of freedom of limits of the restraints on free speech tolerance the many and competing visions of nation and nationalism caste and especially untouchability the difficulties of being lower caste or Dalit in modern India the critique as well as the love of religion It makes a great change from those rushes to the well the constant disruption and endless adjournments leading to shutdown There is never a definite end to these debates and there can be no one final answer But the surprise is that with the rise of the BJP in power ideas and attitudes which were less known or heard are now centre stage As are the Dalit notions rejecting mainstream religion The alleged critique of Kali killing Mahishasur has been mentioned in books and articles but never in Parliament There has been a Dalit critique of Hinduism as it pertains to the symbolism of the subjugation of the aboriginal people of India The Dalits identify with Bali the King who grants the dwarf Vaman (unknown to him an avatar of Vishnu) three and a half steps worth of land Vaman straddles Bali’s kingdom This is meant to be the story of the subjugation of any Dalit who deigns to be powerful To say this in Parliament may hurt some people’s religious feelings But it is just a rival view Dronacharya is an ideal guru for many But Dalits know him as the person who demanded Ekalavya’s thumb as gurudakshina One person’s hero is another’s villain One person’s religion may be another person’s oppression There are rival visions of what constitutes love of the nation The Left has one The Congress has a similar but not identical view The BJP has a quite different vision There has never been an articulation of these different views in Parliament Right-wing nationalism has lived in a shadow for a very long time Its heroes include those who chose the path of violence for India’s independence but are not honoured Shyamji Krishnavarma the heroes of Ghadar movement Rashbihari Bose who went into exile in Japan Savarkar who suffered the longest period of solitary confinement longer than any other freedom fighter in a British jail are marginal figures in the Congress version of Indian history Even the early Communist heroes such as M N Roy are ignored Naxals have their own pantheon which even some Communists may disagree with For the Congress it is Gandhi and Nehru and none else In the coming years India will have to endure many debates of these differences Like it or not Kashmir is a beleaguered part of India as is Nagaland where wars have raged since 1947 There are people who consider the assassins of Indira Gandhi as heroes if not saints The people who want to build a temple to Godse are as Indian as those who loathe the idea There will always be people who have doubts about Afzal Guru or those convicted in the Batla House murder as others who believe Naxalites are the real patriots It is this extreme heterogeneity of opinions which defines what India is and will remain We are like that only For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: As a turf war continues between their political superiors in Delhi AAP-nominated ACB chief SS Yadav has accused LG-appointee MK Meena of threatening and pressuring him and trying to hamper the functioning of the anti-graft body MK Meena was accused of threatening the ACB chief IBNLive According to sources Yadav has sent three complaints about Meena’s alleged high-handed behaviour to Delhi’s government’s Department of Vigilance which comes under Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Sisodia has forwarded the complaints to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi they added "Meena is trying to threaten and pressurise me into providing FIRs filed with the Anti-Corruption Bureau pertaining to Delhi Police officials and interfering in the working of ACB "He wanted to take the FIR book out of ACB headquarters which is not allowed in the first place And secondly he is not even authorised to do it ACB reports to the Directorate of Vigilance and not to him" Yadav told PTI He also rubbished media reports that he had threatened to commit suicide "That is all rubbish; why would I want to commit suicide I am not scared of him (Meena)" he said Sources said Meena on Wednesday went to Yadav’s office and asked for the FIR book following which a heated argument broke out between the two as Yadav refused to provide what was sought It is meanwhile learnt that Meena has sent a notice to Yadav citing legal implications if the latter does not share the FIRs The face-off between Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has resulted in Delhi government’s ACB now having two chiefs It all began on 8 June when Joint Commissioner Meena a 1989-batch Indian Police Service officer took charge of ACB after he was appointed by Jung superseding Additional Commissioner SS Yadav Yadav had been hand-picked by Delhi government for the post The AAP government reacted by terming the appointment illegal as it claimed that that there was no post of joint commissioner in ACB AAP leader Ashutosh took to Twitter to slam Meena demanding that a criminal case filed against him "Delhi police commissioner should register a criminal case ag Joint CP Mukesh Meena for giving life threats to ACB chief S S Yadav S S Yadav gave written complaint to LG/Delhi Police commissioner ag Meena I expect from both to act impartially as demanded by law (sic)" he said in a series of tweets "Meena’s appointment is illegal Corruption case ag him Why he is asking ACB chief to give him FIR register He should be prosecuted (sic)" read another tweet Delhi police commissioner should register a criminal case ag Joint CP Mukesh Meena for giving life threats to ACB chief S S YadavCont1/3 ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) June 26 2015 S S Yadav gave written complaint to LG/Delhi Police commissioner ag MeenaI expect from both to act impartially as demanded by lawcont 2/3 ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) June 26 2015 Meena’s appointment is illegal Corruption case ag him Why he is asking ACB chief to give him FIR register He should be prosecuted 3/3 ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) June 26 2015 PTI Written by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Updated: December 29 2016 5:55 pm Priyanka Chopra shared a video on her Twitter page and we saw this Quantico star and her Indian team members turning mannequins for a minute Related News Priyanka Chopra is an international star now and there is no doubt about it But as we all know that the actor is back in town and is letting her hair down with family friends and her team in India we were expecting a steady stream of party pics PeeCee and her team took it up a notch when they shared the video of the mannequin challenge Like everything they do they nailed the mannequin challenge Priyanka shared a video on her Twitter page and we saw this Quantico star and her Indian team members turning mannequins for a minute She shared the video with a caption that reads “Freezing this moment forever…This is just a part of my India team…can’t believe I got them to stop working for 1 minute See you in the new year #Respect #Work #Team #Love” WATCH VIDEO |Priyanka And Team Show How To Nail Mannequin Challenge Freezing this moment forever. in between continuous drives running in the city to find and destroy dengue larvae, "That’s what we’ve got to work hard to do every single week, City cushion Despite the disappointment of the 0-0 stalemate, On the work front, The Khiladi of Bollywood Akshay Kumar has a heart of gold.

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The awards are based on the reporting period of March 23, Chandigarh had earlier failed to make it to the list of top 20 smart cities. late in the evening at her flat in Sector 49. This is the time to step up preparedness. But the point is not merely that the BJP’s victim card jars in a party that is doing rather well for itself and is led by a politician who projects an aura of invincibility. ? or lose perspective. starring Daniel Craig, including five at Wimbledon. Menuhin played western music but I learnt Hindustani classical.

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64, Neymar was booked for handling the rebound from Ospina’s save.Sri Bala Murugan Pillai who was allegedly waiting outside the cargo complex to receive the gold.The modus operandi was that some staff/employee with access to the Security area would identify the package and remove the gold/iridium from it and hand over to Pillai for a monetary consideration Pillai has been arrested and remanded to custody For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: March 20 2017 5:52 pm Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai audio was released in Chennai Related News For Karthi his professional journey has come full circle after playing the lead role in director Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film Kaatru Veliyidai Before debuting as an actor with 2007 film Paruthiveeran Karthi ventured into the industry as one of Ratnam’s assistant directors “I was just back from the US I met Mani sir in his office and asked him if I can join his team of assistant directors He said ‘you are most welcome’ those are the first words he told me” Karthi recalled while speaking at the audio release function of Kaatru Veliyidai in Chennai on Monday “Working with him made me disciplined sincere and hardworking Karthi’s elder brother and actor Suriya who was a special guest at the event also said that he and his family members were overjoyed about Karthi acting in a Ratnam’s film “Karthi was an assistant director for Ayitha Ezhuthu and I was acting in that film He used to manage the crowd at the shooting spot And it is such an overwhelming feeling that today he has played the lead role under Mani Ratnam’s direction It is a big achievement for him” said a visibly overjoyed Suriya Talking about the film Karthi said he never thought he would act in a film like Kaatru Veliyidai “I can’t say it is my dream film because it will be a lie I never had such a good dream” he quipped “When Mani sir approached me for Kaatru Veliyidai I couldn’t believe myself After reading the script I asked him whether he was sure about casting me as the lead Because I couldn’t imagine myself in this role I lost weight and shaved off my moustache in preparation for the role But initially I found it difficult to understand the fighter pilot character So I took basic flying lessons and spent some time with real fighter pilots which increased my respect by manifolds for them I feel very very honoured to be playing a fighter pilot” Karthi said Read |Kaatru Veliyidai audio launch: Why Mani Ratnam AR Rahman will never get tired of each other Ratnam also suggested that this film is sort of a tribute to the Indian armed forces and the sacrifices our soldiers make to keep our borders safe “We were in Leh Ladakh Kashmir shooting for the film We used to pass by the Indian soldiers daily And every time I used to wonder have we ever expressed how much we respect what they are doing for us” he noted “Through this film we wanted to pay tribute and express gratitude to the entire Indian armed forces and when we were wondering how to go about it we got a strong support from retired Air Marshal Simmakutty He has been a very great source of inspiration for us and gave all the required inputs about air force for this film” Karthi added Bollywood actor Aditi Rao Hydari is returning to Tamil cinema with Kaatru Veliyidai after a decade The film’s posters and promo videos have already left an impression with the audience even before its release “Kaatru Veliyidai is a very special film for me I had a small dream when I was young And that dream has come true because of Mani sir And Mani sir because of you I will see many more dreams” Aditi said at the event Aditi also said working in a film under the Madras Talkies banner has spoilt her for life and that Mani Ratnam is not getting rid of her anytime soon Kaatru Veliyidai is an intense love story set in the backdrop of the Indian Air Force Besides Karthi and Aditi the film also has Shraddha Srinath Rukmini Vijayakumar RJ Balaji Delhi Ganesh and veteran Malayalam actress Lalitha in pivotal roles Academy-award winner AR Rahman has composed tunes for the film which is all set to hit the screens on April 7 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Melbourne | Published: January 26 2017 5:51 pm Leander Paes and Martina Hingis crashed out of the mixed doubles competition with a straight-set defeat in quarters AP Top News Indian tennis ace Leander Paesand his Swiss partner Martina Hingis crashed out of the mixeddoubles competition of the Australian Open with a straight-setdefeat in the quarterfinals Paes and Hingis lost 3-6 2-6 to the local pair of SamGroth and Samantha Stosur in a quarterfinal match that lasted55 minutes India vs England live score The Australian duo dominated the match and broke serve ofthe Indo-Swiss combination in the fifth game to nose aheadbefore sealing the first set 6-3 with another service break In the second set Paes and Hingis were broken in thefourth game to trail 1-3 The Indo-Swiss pair were 2-5 downwhen Hingis served only to be broken by the Australians whosealed the match comfortably In the semifinals Groth and Stosur will meet the second seeded combo of India’s Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig of Croatia Meanwhile Zeel Desai lost to Elena Rybakina of Russia 4-6 3-6 in the quarterfinals of the junior girls’ singles For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: September 15 2016 7:52 pm Malayalam actor Prithviraj will be making his directorial debut with Lucifer starring superstar Mohanlal in the lead role Top News Malayalam actor Prithviraj will be making his directorial debut with “Lucifer” starring superstar Mohanlal in the lead role Announcing the film Prithviraj said in a facebook post “‘LUCIFER’ starring The Lalettan (Mohanlal) written by Murali Gopy produced by Aashirvad Cinemas will be my directorial debut… COMING SOON” Prithviraj son of noted Malayalam actor late Sukumaran made his acting debut in 2002 in “Nandanam” and has over 80 films to his credit including “Celluloid” and “Ennu Ninte Moideen” Murali Gopy who forayed into Malayalam cinema as an actor in 2004 in Lal Jose film “Rasikan” and has written and acted in acclaimed films “Ee Adutha Kaalathu” and “Left Right Left” is the son of late national award winning actor Gopi Mohanlal also stated in a post “Here I have a big news for my million splendid audience about my upcoming project “A big budget movie from Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Ashirvad Cinemas will see the collaboration of two icons of Malayalam film industry behind the camera for the first time” he said Announcing the project Murali Gopy said “Lucifer” will be his next film after “Tiyaan” and “Kammarasambhavam” “Its always been a dream to write for Lalettan and its double joy that Prithviraj Sukumaran was keen to direct it” he stated Mohanlal’s “Oppam” (Together) directed by Priyadarshan and Prithviraj’s “Oozham” a revene drama by Jeethu Joseph are the two films which are vying for viewers attention in theatres in Kerala during ongoing Onam festival season For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIndian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth stayed committed in his dominating run to clinch the Australia Superseries men’s singles final on Sunday The World No 11 took 46 minutes to outclass Chen Long 22-20 21-16in straight games This was the fourth Superseries title for Srikanth Srikanth had won the Indonesia Open title last Sunday to jump 11 places in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking He recorded his first win over the sixth-ranked Chen having lost to the Chinese in all their five meetings before The 24-year-old earlier knocked out World No 1 Son Wan Ho in the second round to advance to quarter-finals of the tournament in Sydney That was his second victory over the South Korean in two weeks He had earlier stunned Son21-15 14-21 24-22 last week in the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Twitter wasted no time to celebrate the man of the moment Srikanth for his achievement Wishes poured in from former cricketer Virender Sehwag who congratulated the youngster while HS Prannoy tweeted “Looks like it’s getting tough for everyone to clinch titles when Indian boys are in form! 2017 10:13 am PV Sindhu progressed at the World Championship but not in the most comfortable fashion. the organisers displayed hi-end models to attract customers. read more

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Deputy Commissioner Excise and Taxation (DETC) Jalandhar Division, We believe every situation in our life can be turned into a comedy,t say, Hardwick added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Published: May 25 2017 4:14 pm Karan Johar turned 45 years old this May Related News Did you know that Karan Johar wrote a scene for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge or the fact that his 40th birthday party was called wedding bash As Karan turns 45 here are presenting some lesser known facts about him 1 Karan Johar’s favourite destinations is New York Even though he spent a lot of time in London he apparently fell in love with the energy of New York City 2 From the horse’s mouth – Karan Johar’s only vice is shopping Well we are not surprised as we have seen all those shoes that he has in his wardrobe Well not all But atleast the ones that he showed off at Koffee With Karan 3 Karan Johar the man who wrote Kal Ho Na Ho regrets not directing the film 4 The only movie that Karan Johar might remake from his filmography is Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna He wants to do it differently this time 5 He threw a birthday bash on his 40th birthday and called it a wedding bash It was also during this time that he decided to make the youngest film ever Student Of The Year was Karan’s way of staying relevant to the younger generation He also knew that this would be worst film creatively He launched three new actors to Bollywood and they are all successful today Also read |Alia Bhatt wishes Karan Johar on birthday: ‘You’re my friend my father my teacher’ See photos 6 Karan Johar did not like Farhan Akhtar because he spoke too much Hindi and always spoke about Hindi movies when they were kids Ironically today Karan Johar’s iPad is filled with Hindi songs 7 The reason why Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar’s equation changed was one scene that Karan Johar as an AD had written for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge This was technically when Karan was not really considering getting into direction but costume designing But Shah Rukh Khan who was informed that Karan had written that particular scene was surprised that Karan who couldn’t even speak Hindi well had written this great scene FYI this is “babuji aap theek kehte hain” speech For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shekhar Gupta | Updated: June 6 2014 9:59 pm Rajiv Gandhi and actor Amitabh Bachchan beside the body of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Related News When Delhi was on fire — a burning necklace of death a mile around Rashtrapati Bhavan killer mobs given a furlough by the police local government and the Congress party narrow Trilokpuri lanes piled with half-burnt bodies The embers still burn The assassination of Indira Gandhi caught me on the wrongest foot possible: in transit from New York to New Delhi I was returning from a six-week fellowship of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) in the New York Times newsroom at New York and with its Washington bureau suitcases laden with the usual gifts and goodies you brought along from your first visit overseas those days: clothes minor gadgets shoes books and toys for my three-year-old Desperately homesick I climbed down from the Air India jumbo to see ground staff go through their motions as if in mourning Indira Gandhi — one of them a Sikh said — had been assassinated by her bodyguards and riots had broken out in the city That he said explained the dark columns of smoke you could see in the distance even from the airport Still one couldn’t be prepared for what unfolded on the ride home then in New Delhi’s southernmost middle class ghetto Saket There were mobs on the way — actually not mobs just small gangs with iron rods swords wolf-packs on the prowl — attacking shops and homes and burning what they could Another few hours and all of Delhi was like a battlefield with burning fires screaming people in conquest or in agony Or correction it wasn’t a battlefield It was or at least in several places like a city that had just been conquered by some awful hordes in medieval times Within 12 hours of Indira Gandhi’s death the story of her assassination by her two Sikh bodyguards had been overtaken by the reprisals against the Sikhs If one could see this on a 40-minute drive from airport to home so clearly what excuse could the government or the police ever have of having been taken by surprise by the rioting in intensity or spread Since this is one of the better covered and researched communal riots in India’s history — the finest coverage in fact was in The Indian Express and its sister Hindi daily Jansatta — let me not waste your time trying to recapitulate all that happened In any case so much was happening simultaneously in so many parts of the city that any reporter even one riding a nifty Enfield 200 could cover only that much of it But there are scenes and stories you cannot forget and the future generations must not be allowed to forget Because it is precisely because of our culture of evasion when it comes to our own collective crimes that as a nation and society we are not able to apply closure to the most tragic turning points in our history You want to know if the Congress at least at the local levels was involved I will repeat some stories I documented then: I witnessed a scene created by local Congress leader Dharam Dass Shastri (In 1993 the Jain-Aggarwal committee recommended registering a case against him and in 2005 the Nanavati commission found “credible evidence” against him following which the Union home ministry ordered the CBI to reopen the case But nothing happened and Shastri is now dead) at the Karol Bagh police station as he protested against the arrest of Congressmen caught with property looted from Sikh homes Recover the property for sure he said but why arrest They are “not criminals” Brahm Yadav the Delhi Youth Congress president was far ahead of this too He protested against a joint army-police raid in Kodapur his block and you want to know the reason why He said a fair raid could not be carried out by a patrol led by a Sikh army officer assisted by another Sikh from the police One most significant fact about the rioting was how dramatically it all stopped the moment the first Army units moved in including Soviet-made BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicles The army had to hardly fire any shots make any arrests As the news of the army’s arrival spread the mobs decided to melt away They knew they were not dealing with Delhi Police any more which was incompetent where it wasn’t complicit and mostly absent some for predictable reasons like leave and some because of panic and indecision among the higher brass that somehow decided to tell the Sikhs in the force to stay out of trouble And Delhi Police Here is one of the scenes I witnessed and reported A mid-level police officer with a strong armed patrol sat on a chair picked up from a nearby house and watched coolly as a mob chased a group of Sikhs including women with sticks iron rods and swords while two of the panicked Sikhs fought desperately to keep them at bay with iron rods Why don’t you people do something I asked the officer How can I he said with mock helplessness I have a very small force Let’s wait for reinforcements There were tragedies to see and record across the city but none more heart-rending than the killings in outlying particularly east Delhi colonies where lumpens looted raped and killed not merely unhindered but often helped along by the police I reached Block 32 in Trilokpuri the trans-Yamuna near-slum on the second afternoon of the riots Its narrow lanes were piled with half-burnt bodies in the odd case a decapitated one I spoke with Jasmer Singh a survivor from a poorer section a real slum and she said “they would strike a man unconscious douse him with kerosene and touch him with a burning corpse It was also the first time — and hopefully the last — in India’s history that the rioters used the “necklacing” method of killing putting an old automobile tyre around the victim’s neck and setting it on fire One thing I can tell you from that unfortunate experience is that the most horrible and the longest lasting stench of all is the stench of burning flesh It doesn’t leave your head even after three decades have passed One thing I have never been able to understand fully is the exact motivation of the rioters Was it communal Maybe for some but you did not see so many religious symbols on the attackers no Hindu slogans and most significantly nobody reported a case of neighbours attacking neighbours Delhi in fact had more stories then of Hindu neighbours protecting the odd Sikh in their locality even at risk to their own lives Was it rioting Or rape or looting By the time the rioting had been on for 24 hours nobody could really say which was the main act and which the side show The very first trigger admittedly came from anger against the assassination It started outside All India Institute of Medical Sciences where doctors were trying to revive Mrs Gandhi The first to experience this was President Giani Zail Singh His motorcade was attacked his escort officer removed his turban in panic to avoid being identified and Trilochan Singh his widely popular press officer (and forever so even now) pulled out a seat cushion from his car to protect himself from the mob’s lathi blows But once it spread and it became evident that the police had no intention of intervening looters and arsonists came out in small bands This is when the more exclusive localities were targeted Along the radial roads emanating from Connaught Circus fires blazed as if in a properly choreographed show Furniture shops on Panchkuian Road were set on fire Paharganj Shiela cinema the abandoned Bangla Sahib Gurdwara though very ably defended by young Sikhs carrying iron rods lathis and the odd shotgun a glass-and-mirror shop where a Sikh lay dead impaled by shards of large glass sheets that rained on him as the shop was looted In the more central and generally less congested parts of Delhi looting was the primary motive South Extension market’s Perfection Silk and Saree House and Wings Shoes were looted and burnt The houses of two Punjab and Sind Bank chairmen Mohinder Singh and Bhai Inderjit Singh in Friends Colony (east) were looted and burnt In nearby Maharani Bagh mobs arrived with lists carrying numbers of rich Sikhs’ homes Again the purpose was loot and arson This then spread to Hauz Khas Vasant Vihar and Safdarjung Enclave In distant sleepy Saket where we lived mobs came in a neat row of three-wheelers as if in a procession and burnt down the very pretty new gurdwara leaving the granthi for dead He was later rescued by neighbours all of them Hindu On a drive back from my office to home one afternoon two of my women colleagues and neighbours Anita Kaul Basu and Anuradha Kapoor squeezed themselves on the pillion as no other transport was available We drove past the Chirag Dilli area and saw a beautiful new bungalow fully ablaze on the intersection of Outer Ring Road and what is now Josip Broz Tito Marg Anita who with her equally talented husband Siddhartha Basu runs a successful TV production house that produces Kaun Banega Crorepati was then expecting her first child as we were our second Both boys are now grown up and working for many years And we still cannot erase that image from our eyes or minds In fact the least celebrated story of those riots is also its most inspirational and reassuring It is of Hindu neighbours setting up vigils even in upper middle class localities and carrying out 24-hour patrols to protect Sikhs Mostly these were no more than motley groups of babus and other salaried professionals — including this reporter in G Block Saket — wielding anything they could find lathis walking sticks iron rods and hockey sticks the most effective weapon though in short supply I noted then that sometimes these patrols looked like excited teams of uncles and teenagers in some mohalla cricket match You also found what protection you could thick winter jackets (it was quite cold already at night) crash helmets anything These defenders would not have lasted if challenged by even half a mob with any persistence But the fact that these were never challenged that mobs saw even these and disappeared and then stopped targeting colonies that had this vigilante patrolling tells you the real story of the 1984 killings It wasn’t a communal riot in the classical sense there was no mass upsurge no widespread frenzy It was just three days out for the looters rapists and killers given a furlough by the police and the local government and of course the Congress party One fifth of the 30000-strong Delhi Police then was Sikh but it was not to be seen Of its SHOs 13 out of 66 and four out of 21 ACPs were Sikh Many of them were told to stay at home or stayed in headquarters They bitterly complained to us reporters that they were being treated like outcastes not wanted by the brass though willing to work even as they worried about their own families The most striking stories of police incompetence and casual complicity were brought by Rahul Bedi and Joseph Malliakan of The Indian Express In an inquiry later they accused then additional commissioners Nikhil Kumar HC Jatav and DCP Seva Dass of negligence Nikhil who later became an MP and governor was reported to have pleaded that he was on leave and merely visiting the headquarter so was no more than a guest artist Nikhil denied this later but the larger belief still remains that Delhi Police failed the uniform and until today nobody senior enough has been called to account Then you say why there is no closure on India’s tragedies ever That I do not follow the correct chronology and put the riots ahead of the assassination is a deliberate editorial call and not merely an admission of the fact that I was late on the assassination story Everybody was because as I had said earlier the riots had overtaken everything else even the assassination In fact even as the funeral procession made its way past New Delhi to the banks of the Yamuna rioting still raged But as after Operation Bluestar Roli Books again brought out The Assassination and After another contributory book for which I wrote the chapter on the assassination “Claws of Conspiracy” while Rahul Bedi wrote on the riots Arun Shourie on the militancy and Prannoy Roy who made his mark as a psephologist globally by calling the 1984 elections that followed the assassination and the killings wrote about them The conspiracy was later fully unravelled accused put to trial and convicted So there isn’t much left to tell now But I cannot forget the visit to Agwaan Kurd near the border enclave of Dera Baba Nanak in district Gurdaspur in Punjab where Satwant Singh the younger of the two assassins hailed from I remember his mother Pyaaro protesting her son could never do such a thing that he was such a Congress loyalist that even as a child he only played with Congress flags etc She even pleaded that they were not a family of traditional Sikhs that they believed in the Babaji of Radha Soami Satsang at Beas not so far away and further that Satwant Singh had visited it thrice seeking baptism as a Radha Soami I could see a mother’s desperation and no mother would ever believe anything else but that her child was never capable of committing murder and least of all of the woman he protected But that year of madness had made too many simple sane people do crazy unexpected things This election campaign was marked by a one-sided intensity not much different from Narendra Modi’s in 2014 But I dare say while it had the optimism of Rajiv Gandhi’s youth and his promise of the 21st century and the sympathy for his mother’s assassination it had stronger negative and even communal overtones than any seen in 2014 One slogan was Rajiv Gandhi ka ailaan nahin baneyga Khalistan The advertisement campaign designed by Rediffusion invoked iron rods and daggers etc as far-from-subtle metaphors to build insecurity and paranoia Nevertheless Rajiv Gandhi won a a majority of 415 and my one abiding recollection is his smiling gentle but devastating declaration of having reduced the opposition to a 10 (Janata) plus two (Jan Sangh) and 3 (Socialists) system as the tenure system of school/ college education was then described Almost exactly 30 years later now that wheel has turned full circle or more or less The BJP from 2 is now up to 282 the first time a party has won a majority since 1984 and in fact leads a coalition of 338 The Congress is down to 44 almost exactly living up to the dictionary definition of decimation It speaks for the BJP and two generations of its leaders’ remarkable resilience and political intellect that they have scripted such a revival But if it has taken India three decades to produce a full majority now it also underlines the year 1984 was sg@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: July 12 2017 3:34 am Civic chief Ajoy Mehta had directed Singhal to carry out a detailed probe after the preliminary inquiry report submitted by the outgoing Additional Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh last month revealed that officials of the SWM department had colluded with the contractor appointed for compressing and transferring waste Top News AFTER a preliminary probe report implicated several civic officials of the Solid Waste Management (SWM) department of the BMC for allegedly conniving with a garbage compacting contractor a committee appointed by Additional Municipal Commissioner Vijay Singhal has issued show cause notices to four officials including Deputy Municipal Commissioner Vijay Balamwar The contractor had allegedly processed less garbage than what was claimed according to the probe report While the civic officials were given seven days to respond to the notice none of them had submitted a response and the committee members said they will send a reminder notice on Wednesday Singhal said that he had appointed the two-member committee- comprising deputy municipal commissioners Chandrasekhar Chore and Narendra Barde about two weeks ago “This is a very serious case and the committee will conduct a detailed inquiry to ascertain certain facts including who provided the notings to the contractor and why was the matter not brought before the senior administration” said Singhal Apart from Deputy Municipal Commissioner Vijay Balamwar show cause notices have been served to Chief Engineer Siraj Ansari Deputy Chief Engineer Minesh Pimpale and an executive chief engineer Even though the notices had been sent out on July 3 none of the officials submitted their replies and members of the committee said that a reminder notice will be issued to them on Wednesday Civic chief Ajoy Mehta had directed Singhal to carry out a detailed probe after the preliminary inquiry report submitted by the outgoing Additional Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh last month revealed that officials of the SWM department had colluded with the contractor appointed for compressing and transferring waste The matter came to light after the contractor who was appointed for a period of ten years approached the Bombay High Court in 2014 seeking compensation of Rs 3519 crore on various counts including the idling of his equipment during the initial delay caused by the BMC The report had mentioned the involvement of officials including chief engineers deputy chief engineers and deputy municipal commissioners between 2006 and the current year The report also mentioned that figures of the monthly average revealed a difference of up to 40 per cent in the quantity of waste received at Mahalaxmi and the quantity transported after being compressed It was also pointed out in the report that the contractor’s bills were accepted only on the basis of volume while the weight of the waste was ignored For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 12 2017 2:58 am Top News A report released by the Praja Foundation on issues pertaining to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation shows that the number of complaints filed by citizens rose by 202 per cent in 2015-2016 compared to a drop of 157 per cent in the previous year While the number of estate-related complaints has gone up by four times there was a significant rise in complaints relating to toilets run by the civic body According to the data close to 80490 complaints were registered in 2014 67835 in 2015 and 81555 in 2016 and there was a rise in the number of complaints on a majority of the issues While an increase of 824 per cent was recorded in toilet-related complaints there was a rise of 63 per cent in pollution-related complaints Over three years the lowest number was recorded in the area of water supply A significant increase of 406 per cent was noted in the number of complaints in issues pertaining to the solid waste management department While there was a rise of 324 per cent in entries where residents complained about garbage not being collected from homes markets and roads between 2015-2016 there were twice the number of complaints about lack of attention to collection points across the city In complaints pertaining to the city’s drainage system there was an increase of 288 per cent on blockages of drains Despite the poor condition of the roads during the monsoon months last year there was a marginal drop of 09 per cent in road related complaints According to the data on the status of action taken on complaints out of the total number of complaints registered action has not been taken on 21 per cent of the complaints The report also stated that maximum action was taken on complaints related to pest control and those about the medical health officer Ward-wise analysis of the data shows that majority of the complaints have been registered in L ward (including areas like Kurla) and action has been taken on 53 per cent of the complaints The report noted that the least amount of action was taken in L ward and least number of complaints were closed The highest success rate was noted in F north ward where 92 per cent of the complaints were closed For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News1 percent across the board compared to the April-June quarter. 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(Source: AIBA twitter page) Top News The legendary M C Mary Kom and former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan shone bright at the International Boxing Association’s 70th anniversary gala in Montreux, "If you talk about democracy they kill you. I will look into the issue, he said Earlier this yearit was the former chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot whose Facebook page was found to have a large number of likes from Istanbul This had led to a much hue and cry Leading among the BJP leaders is Satya Pal Jain with more than 66000 likes Another BJP leader Harmohan Dhawan has more than 46000 likes Congress MP Pawan Kumar Bansal has 51000 likes While Jain and Bansal have most likes from Chandigarha substantial number of likes for Dhawan are from Hyderabad The events that these leaders participate in are regularly uploaded on the Facebook pages The aim is to target the youth which forms a substantial part of the voters Leaders feel that this helps them connect with a wider audience For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: May 10 2012 3:05 am Related News After a gap of 14 yearsSambhog Se Sanyas Tak a play written and directed by the legendary Satyadev Dubey returns to the stage in Mumbai next month The English adaptation of the playThe Magic Pillwill be directed by Hidayat Sami with a new cast that is yet to be finalised The playa farceremains one of the late thespians better-known written works It is a hilarious take on Indian mythology with interesting characters that include devasapsarasmeditating sagesgandharvasevil kingsa do-gooder ghost and a whole lot of confused mortals Thrown into this is a magic pill that transforms men into women Sami had acted in the play in 1998-99 as Gandharv Sen In the new productionhe plans to reduce the length of the play to two hours with an interval That aparthe will remain faithful to the original playwhich was translated to English by Dubey Sami also wants to run Dubeys groupTheatre Unitwith the help of some other theatre personalities of the city For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express AppBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: May 4 2016 12:53 am The passing out parade of soldiers trained at the Armoured Corps Centre Related News The Armoured Corps Centre and School Ahmednagar celebrated the 78th Armour Day on May 1 to commemorate the commencement of mechanisation of Indian Cavalry regiments On May 1 1938 the Scinde Horse became the first regiment to introduce tanks and the day has since been celebrated with much fanfare and pride The Armoured Corps Centre and School a premier training establishment of the Indian Army plays an important role in technical and tactical training of officers JCOs and other ranks both for the Indian Army and for friendly foreign countries This year the Armour Day celebration is a curtain raiser for commemorating ‘100 Years of the Tank’ wherein on Septem-ber 15 1916 tanks entered the battlefield in the Battle of Somme (France) for the first time Share This Article Related Article The Armour Day celebrations were kickstarted by a variety of entertainment programmes on April 30 On May 1 a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Armoured Corps Centre and School War Memorial Senior serving officers and veterans paid their tributes to the bravehearts who laid down their lives in the service of the nation This was followed by an impressive passing out parade of young soldiers trained at the Armoured Corps Centre The parade was reviewed by Maj Gen Praveen Dixit Commandant of the Armoured Corps Centre and School In the evening a ‘Dare Devil Motorcycle Display’ was organised WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Perth | Published: November 4 2016 12:25 pm South Africa’s Dale Steyn walked off the field after his shoulder injury (Source: Reuters) Top News South Africa paceman Dale Steyn suffered a recurrence of a shoulder injury during Friday’s play in the first test against Australia and was sent to hospital amid fears he could be lost for the remainder of the series The spearhead of South Africa’s pace attack walked off the field in pain holding his right shoulder shortly before the lunch break This was soon after he dismissed Australia’s opener David Warner to give the tourists a much-needed breakthrough following a 158-run opening stand A team spokeswoman said the 33-year-old went to a nearby hospital for scans and treatment Last December the injury-prone Steyn broke his shoulder while surfing and missed the majority of the home series against England He has also been recuperating from a groin strain Steyn the 85-test veteran has taken 417 test wickets four short of overhauling Shaun Pollock (421 in 108) for the South African record For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsActor-turned-politician Captain Vijayakanth is an interesting character in Tamil Nadu politics Although he doesn’t boast of the long political history of the Dravidian giants the DMK and the AIADMK his DMDK is the third most important party in the state Justifiably he is the most sought after ally among the opposition parties File image of actor-turned politician Vijayakanth The BJP always wanted him on their side and had even sent Union Minister Prakash Javadekar to Chennai twice to get Vijayakanth on its side but the latter played hardball and refused to commit While Javadekar met with him in February raising the BJP’s hopes for an alliance a week later he evaded the minister when he came down again The BJP is still hopeful even as Vijayakanth is camping in Delhi with his men Also waiting for his return is former chief minister and a veteran of many elections M Karunanidhi of DMK His alliance with the Congress is far too weak to take on Jayalalithaa and hence he also wants the Captain on his side Apparently the latter is more favourably disposed towards Karuna but hasn’t committed yet The state is in fact keen to know who are the leaders Vijayakanth is meeting in Delhi – the BJP or the Congress It’s not just the BJP or the DMK that’s desperately wooing Vijayakanth MDMK’s Vaiko who has tied with Dalit party VCK and the Left is also hopeful that the actor-politician will not disappoint him But among his suitors the most certain is Karunanidhi who told the media in Chennai on Tuesday that Vijaykanth will ultimately walk into this camp And he is probably right because neither the BJP nor the MDMK-VCK-Left front has the muscle to take on the AIADMK The contest is certainly going to be multi-cornered and his only chance is with the DMK which has already tied up with the Congress Moreover the BJP might join the AIADMK camp at the last minute Its strange vote-share is what makes the DMDK attractive to the opposition parties and is often analysed both in favour of and against Vijayakanth In 2006 when his party contested the assembly elections first time it polled about 10 percent of the total votes In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections the party fielded candidates in all the 39 constituencies and improved the total number of votes polled and pushed up its vote-share to 103 percent These two performance were remarkable for a new party which evidently had no major political strategy The AIDMK was obviously impressed and took it to its fold in 2011 assembly elections which led to a real windfall The party won 29 seats and even become the official opposition party Relationship with Jaya soured soon and in 2014 it joined the NDA and contested in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies Commensurate with the number of seats contested its vote-share slid to 51 percent Although Jaya claimed that the DMDK owed its success solely to her party in 2011 what cannot be ignored is that the overall support base of Vijayakanth appears to be stable Whether his party contested 236 assembly seats in 2006 or 41 in 2011 the total number of votes remained more or less the same That he polled more than 10 percent votes on his own when he contested all the Lok Sabha seats in 2009 certainly shows that he has consistent support base across the state That on both the occasions when the DMDK contested in all the constituencies it polled about 10 percent votes is the most reliable indicator of Vijaykanth’s electoral presence On the other two occasion he was in alliance and had contested only 41 (assembly in 2011) and 14 (Lok Sabha in 2014) seats respectively Therefore unless there is a major erosion the more reliable vote-share for the DMDK is about 10 percent and that’s what makes the party a hot property although some analysts believe that his following is more hype than real For the DMK although it hasn’t won any seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections the number of votes hasn’t come down In fact it has improved marginally compared to the 2006 and 2011 elections during which its vote-shares were about 26 percent and 23 percent respectively When combined with the votes of DMDK and the Congress its chances do appear stronger particularly if the AIADMK contests alone Reportedly the DMDK is bargaining hard for a share of power in the government which both the Dravidian parties have been overprotective about The DMK although in an acutely desperate situation doesn’t want Vijayakanth and his people to become ministers in its government Karuna is playing it hard because he knows that other than the DMK Vijayakanth’s alliance-options are practically zilch Tying up with the BJP or the MDMK-VCK-Left front is just a waste of its resources That’s what makes Karuna confident that “the fruit will ultimately fall in the milk” as he said proverbially on Tuesday It doesn’t matter that he and his family were the sole targets of Vijayakanth’s vituperation in 2011 With the Congress and the DMDK on its side the DMK does have some chance However if the AIADMK joins hands with the BJP at the last minute it could be a whitewash New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party Sunday termed the Election Commission’s statement on EVM tampering "unfortunate" The EC has asked the party to file an election petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court if it wanted to verify the votes cast in the Punjab Assembly polls with the paper trail data The party claimed that the alleged EVM malfunctioning incident in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district where the VVPAT-enabled electronic voting machines printed the BJP’s poll symbol irrespective of the button pressed during a mock trial had made it clear that the EVMs were not tamper-proof A file photo of polling staff making preparations for the Assembly Elections in Punjab that concluded in February 2017 PTI "It is unfortunate that instead of taking due action the Election Commission is issuing political statements on the issue of EVM tampering. "The incident (of Bhind) shook the faith of millions of Indian voters in the impartiality of the EC and the entire process of elections using EVMs" AAP said in a statement This came in response to the EC’s letter in which the poll watchdog said it was for the AAP "to introspect as to why your party could not perform as per your expectations and it is unfair on your part to attribute the unsatisfactory poll performance of your party to the alleged tamper-ability of EVMs" "The incident of Bhind has shown that the EC has completely failed in its duty to protect the EVMs and the integrity of the election process and therefore failed in fulfilling its constitutional obligation of conducting free and fair elections" the AAP said urging the commission to take immediate action in this regard "Turning a blind eye to the shocking reports trickling in from Uttar Pradesh Maharashtra Punjab and now Madhya Pradesh would serve no purpose and would only erode the credibility of the EC" it added The poll watchdog said after the declaration of election results the only option available to verify the data of votes cast is filing an election petition before the High Court concerned The AAP had alleged that the poll authorities in Punjab had refused to accept its demand to tally the election results with paper trail audit The party had moved the EC over the reliability of EVMs and the results of the recently-concluded Punjab polls The AAP won 20 of the 117 seats in the Punjab polls The Congress won 77 seats to wrest power from the SAD-BJP combine Narendra Modi’s charge of Pakistani interference in Gujarat election is little more than political gamesmanship aimed at putting the Congress under pressure From the details that have emerged it seems likely that Congress leaders schmoozing with guests from Pakistan at host Mani Shankar Aiyar’s residence last Wednesday had bilateral relationship and Kashmir on the menu along with the dinner Secretive though the meeting was and notwithstanding Congress’ curious behaviour around it there was probably no grand Pakistani conspiracy to meddle in India’s electoral process Modi has been trying to own the ‘nationalism’ space and in Congress’ decision to hold a clandestine meeting with Pakistani diplomats bang in the middle of an Assembly election he saw an opportunity to press home the advantage That said Manmohan Singh needs to come down from his pedestal His acts of pious outrage are becoming a little too common as are his indiscretions Since he has the habit of taking himself too seriously the former prime minister needs to be reminded that this is a democracy and no one is above reproach File image of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh PTI The indignant outrage that marks Singh’s press statement cannot hide the fact that he has shown poor judgement on several counts in attending a Track 2 diplomatic effort at the residence of Aiyar an individual who sees himself as a supra-Constitutional figure above all arms of the state One unlike the Indian journalists and diplomats who had attended the undeclared dinner meeting Singh isn’t just a private citizen but a former prime minister He remains bound by the oath of secrecy and therefore his presence lent the ‘private dinner meeting’ a gravitas and legitimacy which otherwise would have been just another unofficial diplomatic soiree Given the fact that a serving Pakistan high commissioner was present and bilateral relationship was scheduled as an agenda Singh clearly stepped out of his line in holding quasi-official talks with Pakistan government representatives in contravention of India’s policy of not talking to the enemy state unless it stops exporting terror to India Singh’s act of indiscretion not only sends a wrong message to Pakistan but also undermines India’s stand and undoes the government’s efforts in trying to diplomatically isolate Islamabad Instead of seeking an apology the former prime minister must clarify the reasons behind his decision to attend the meeting The BJP has been quick to point out that Opposition parties are also part of the state apparatus and as members of the Opposition they had followed strictly the stand taken by the government of the day "Senior Congress leaders must desist from such misadventure and come out with detailed facts on what transpired in that meeting and what was the necessity of having it under present circumstances Yesterday they were in denial about it and today instead of accepting it as a misadventure they are trying to blame those raising the issue When we were in the opposition too we have followed the government’s policy in this regard" Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the media in a day of multiple news conferences by both parties Two before engaging with representatives of a terrorist state bypassing the official channels of communication the former prime minister should have kept the government in the loop It isn’t clear whether Singh had done so It is poor defence to say that former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri was given a visa and therefore the government was aware of the modalities of the meeting Dr Manmohan Singh shows the ‘mirror of truth’ and gives a ‘reality check’ to Prime Minister Modi who has been driven by canards & false propaganda in face of imminent defeat in Gujarat pictwittercom/QLQiPQDHxI — Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) December 11 2017 Singh himself admits that India-Pakistan relations were discussed His undeclared presence raises several troubling questions that cannot be deflected on the pretext of getting "pained and anguished" Three Singh’s dishonest protestations betray a logical fallacy He accuses Modi of trying to spread "falsehood and canards" and for his "insatiable desire to tarnish every Constitutional office including that of a former Prime Minister and Army Chief" After denying that such a meeting had actually taken place Congress later clarified that it was merely a dinner and wanted to know "since when was this rule put in place that one has to seek permission from the government to host or attend a dinner" If we go by Congress’ contention that it was merely a "social dinner" attended by private citizens Singh stands deprived of his pretentiousness that he is a holder of a Constitutional office and therefore his charge of Modi "tarnishing" such offices is absurd After all Singh is a former prime minister not the incumbent at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg If however we take Singh’s argument that he is indeed the holder of high office and Modi has made a cardinal error in sullying him and his position the question that then arises is what business does the holder of a ‘Constitutional office’ have in attending a meeting with representatives of Pakistan government in direct breach of protocol Did Indian citizens vote out Congress and elect BJP so that aformer prime minister may set policy issues Who gave Singh and his party the authority to violate India’s stated position The optics of a former prime minister holding a clandestine meeting with actors of an enemy state that has fought three wars with India and continues to foment terror inside our borders aren’t nice and that too in the middle of an important election in a border state Singh’s fulminations are useless So are his arguments of trying to equate undeclared Track 2 diplomatic rendezvous with Modi’s official meeting with Nawaz Sharif in Lahore Modi went there as the prime minister of India ex-PM Singh’s effort is an undeclared unsanctioned one Finally Congress’s defence is based entirely on the integrity of Singh’s character as if that alone addresses all questions surrounding the irresponsible act Singh too tries to suggest that his track record of public service is enough to place him beyond scrutiny One isn’t sure whether an unqualified certificate of integrity can be issued against aformer prime minister who presided over some of India’s greatest scams Congress may issue such certificates at will and Singh may delude himself into taking those seriously For the rest of the country Singh’s ‘personal integrity’ is an overplayed card Jabalpur:The Madhya Pradesh High Court has served notices to the chief secretary the Director General of Police and others on the Bhopal gangrape victim’s medical report that apparently had glaring errors Chief Justice Hemant Gupta issued the notices on Saturday after taking suo motu cognisance of newspaper reports about the medical document and treating them as a public interest litigation (PIL) High Court Registrar General Mohammed Fahim Anwar told PTIon Saturday over the phone He posted the matter on 13 November Anwar said The medical examination report of the rape victim stated that the sexual act was committed "with her consent and will" triggering widespread outrage two days ago At one place the report prepared by the doctors of the Sultania Lady Hospital termed the 19-year-old woman as an "accused" rather than "victim" Representational image Reuters Notwithstanding the doctors’ claim of the errors having been committed "inadvertently" the Bhopal divisional commissioner had served notices to them two days ago According to police though the report had errors it confirmed that the woman was raped and injuries were found in her private parts The woman was allegedly raped by four men for almost three hours near the railway tracks in Bhopal when she was returning home after attending a coaching class on 31October night "The doctors had written in the examination report that physical relation was established ‘with her consent and will’ The report also mentioned the ‘victim’ as an ‘accused’ at one place" the police said When the police had sought clarification the doctors concerned gave a (written) clarification that the word "with" was inadvertently used instead of ‘without’ The other error terming the victim as an accused at one place was also rectified by the doctors in the clarification the police added They said the errors in the report were "insignificant" as these were made in the column for recording the details of the incident Two doctors Khushbhu Gajbhiye and Sanyogita had been slapped show-cause notices seeking their replies within three days Last week the government suspended five policemen for their alleged negligence which led to a delay in registering the offence Two senior police officers the Inspector General of Police Bhopal range and SP concerned of the Government Railway Police were transferred The action came after media reports claimed it took the woman nearly 24 hours to get her complaint registered as officials of three police stations feuded over jurisdiction Police have arrested all the four accused In this race Tandon had been lagging behind both senior leaders Satya Pal Jain and Harmohan Dhawan. 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