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And some survivors of the attack are still trying to put their lives back together.Mayawati said the UP government had already made a UP Janhit Guarantee Act that prescribes a time limit for citizens? For all the latest Mumbai News, He said that he was against the formation of Hockey India. (Amit Mehra) Top News On Thursday afternoon, Related News Former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra, “I was worried in the first week before working with these immensely talented kids in the film.Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor.

he said. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: December 15, Dravid might well have run out of pages by the end of the day as Burns’ imperious knock, Hardeep was earlier posted at the Police Lines. ” They tell us they are being mugged at the bus station and taxi drivers take them to the police to be extorted. While president of the National Rifles Association of India Raninder Singh ? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 13, They asked him to come with them to Anand Vihar Bus Terminal in their shared autorickshaw. IE," Senior officials said relief and rescue operations were going on in full swing.

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Some also say that wealth is the only thing which is not common in the Commonwealth In factafter the days of colonialism and apartheidthe Commonwealth has been an organisation in search of an agenda It duplicates the work of the United Nations in various waysbut since it has no unifying thread other than memoriesthe Commonwealth does not even endeavour to take a position of its own in the UN It tried to identify certain issues in which the Commonwealth had a special talentsuch as problems of small and island states But these have not particularly benefited from the Commonwealth Indiathereforehad nothing to lose from the prime minister skipping the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetand it was not for the first time that an Indian prime minister missed such an event Charan Singh did not find it worthwhile to attend the Lusaka CHOGM either Nobodyexcept the Indian delegationshed tears for the absence of the Indian prime minister Even the minister of external affairs could have spent his time more productively in neighbouring Maldives On the bilateral frontit is not even certain that President Rajapaksa has time for the prime minister of the biggest democracy in the world Intoxicated by liberation from the threat of Prabhakaran and his LTTEthe president talks of one Sinhala nation with no minorities In his vision of Sri Lankaneither the Rajiv Gandhi-Jayawardene agreement nor the 13th Amendment has any place To himIndia is only a destination for Buddhist pilgrimage In his eyesIndias only role in Sri Lanka was to moderate the belligerence of the LTTE With the LTTE goneIndia has no teeth and Rajapaksa would rather deal directly with the Tamils than with their patrons in India The irony is that even though the Indian prime ministers attending the CHOGM was not important and he may not have been welcome to pay a bilateral visit to Colombo at this juncturethe decision to cancel a multilateral engagement for a bilateral reason betrayed several weaknesses in foreign policy decisionmaking First of allthe Centre underestimated the depth of feeling that the approaching elections have forced Tamil politicians to demonstrate The link to the elections is evident because the same politicians were silent during the warwhen Tamils faced brutalities in Sri Lanka Indias opinion was very relevant to the choice of Colombo as the venue for the CHOGM Having had to shift its position in Geneva several timesNew Delhi should have anticipated another embarrassment and seen to it that the CHOGM was moved out of Colombo With the Commonwealths focus on democracy and human rightswe could have gathered enough support to shift the venue The unseemly sight of Tamil Nadu holding the nations foreign policy hostage does India no credit internationally Multilateral diplomacy has enough precedent of treating the venue of a conference as neutral groundwhich should have been explained to the Tamils When Fidel Castro or Yasser Arafat travelled to New York to attend the UN sessionseven the most vociferous of their followers did not object to it as reflective of fraternisation with the US To accept the argument thatby boycotting the CHOGMIndia is registering some kind of displeasure with the Sri Lankan government is to disregard the conventions of multilateral behaviour In foreign policythe Centre should be the final arbitereven if the border states are consulted on certain matters that concern them We have short memoriesbut the archives in Delhi must have the details of what Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi accomplished at the Melbourne CHOGMsoon after the military coup against the Fiji Indians For the Fijian chiefs who had masterminded the couptheir link with the Commonwealth was vital and it was that very link that Rajiv Gandhi severed He met the heads of many of the delegations in Melbourne and stressed that Fiji should be expelled from the Commonwealth on account of its racist constitutionimposed by a military government Indias success helped democracy return to Fiji within a very short time In the case of Sri Lankawe could have accomplished something similar International public opinion is already agitated over the war crimes of Sri Lanka and initiatives within the Commonwealth would have served the Tamil cause better Before the meetCommonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma had hinted that the international body would assist Sri Lanka in setting up a national inquiry on torture to investigate all chargesstarting from 2009 This was a proposal with immense possibilities The Indian prime minister could have strengthened the proposal and gained more for Tamils in Sri Lanka and India than the empty gesture of his absence has accomplished Electoral exigencies should not blind us to the potential of diplomacywhich India has exploited fully in the past The writera former ambassador and governor for India of the IAEAis executive vice-chairmanKerala State Higher Education Council [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 7 2017 8:29 pm World youth champion Sachin Siwach (49kg) clinched a silver medal after losing to Uzbekistan’s Samandar Kholmurodov (Source: File) Top News World youth champion Sachin Siwach (49kg) clinched a silver medal after losing to Uzbekistan’s Samandar Kholmurodov in the final of the Asian Youth Boxing Championship in Bangkok on Friday India had to remain satisfied in the Championship with a silver and five bronze medals but without a gold for second successive edition Siwach lost the bout to Samandar Kholmurodov 5-0 Previously in the semi-final Sachin had defeated Thailand’s Panmod Thitisan Earlier Ankit Kumar (60kg) Naveen Boora (69kg) Harshpreet Sahrawat (+91kg) Mohammed Etash Khan (56kg) and Sachin (75kg) could not produce a win in the semifinals and had to settle for a bronze Siwach carried a height advantage over his opponent Kholmurodov but failed to take the advantage as the opponent was at his best and dominated the entire match The 17-year-old Siwach tried to make his way back in the game by improving his game in the third round connecting his jabs better but that could not change the overall verdict in his favour A total of 123 boxers had participated from 23 countries in the Boxing Championship All the Indian boxers gave a good fight to their opponents but at last they had to satisfy with bronze medals For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Colombo | Updated: September 1 2017 10:44 am Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma shared a 219-run stand for the second wicket (Source: PTI) Related News Around the 25th over mark after Virat Kohli elected to bat first under the searing Colombo sun it felt like twin double tons had an outside chance The skipper had already raced to a 76-ball hundred and Rohit Sharma was in his 70s The Sri Lankan bowling was being toyed with and England’s world record ODI total of 444 — scored against Pakistan in Nottingham last year — looked under serious threat Four wickets between the 30th and 38th overs — Hardik Pandya and Rohit got out off successive balls against Angelo Mathews — did damage limitation for Sri Lanka but India still got to 375 for five in 50 overs thanks to an unbroken 101-run sixth wicket partnership between Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni The fourth ODI at R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday was all but over as a contest before sundown The target was always beyond Sri Lanka’s reach and they made no attempt to go at it They were reduced to 68/4 in the 16th over and though Mathews scored 70 it was a token attempt to reduce the margin of defeat which eventually was 168 runs The hosts were bowled out with more than seven overs left A 219-run second-wicket partnership between Rohit and Kohli had sucked the life out of the hosts but cricket lovers didn’t mind They were entertained by the best batting of the tour by the India captain The pitch was like a highway the Sri Lankan bowling pedestrian and Kohli’s approach unfettered Coming to the middle after Shikhar Dhawan holed out at deep third man in the second over — the left-hander must have rued the missed opportunity — Kohli started painting a picture The cover drive probably is the best indicator to his batting He plays the shot better than anyone else in world cricket at times seemingly with a touch of compulsion With time Vishwa Fernando will know it’s a dangerous game trying to lure a class act like Kohli with width on the front foot on a dead track that offered virtually zero movement The Sri Lankan left-arm pacer bowled a half-volley outside the off stump; Kohli leaned into it and brought out a sublime cover drive to get going Fernando tried to drag the length back a little but Kohli walked into the delivery and whipped it past mid-off for another four Fernando then made the mistake of bowling on the India skipper’s pads The latter calmly placed it through the gap between mid-on and mid-wicket to have three boundaries on the trot The hosts were already set for a long haul A run feast ensued that occasionally even bordered on the contemptuous Stand-in Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga resorted to cutters to stem the run flow but Kohli was having fun in the middle An error of judgment and the subsequent run-out opportunity had been the sole hiccup Kohli saved himself with a dive He romped to his 29th ODI hundred in 76 balls Such was his mastery over the bowling that it looked a mere formality His dismissal for 131 (96 balls 17 fours and two sixes) was an anti-climax A full and wide delivery from Malinga was driven straight to Dilshan Munaweera at sweeper cover Rohit walked down from the non-striker’s end to pat his skipper Malinga on the other hand raised his hand to celebrate his 300th ODI scalp In the context of the game however it was a lucky break that allowed Sri Lanka at least some breathing space Like fast bowlers batsmen too thrive in partnerships Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman always complemented each other Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane do it in the Test team The 50-over format saw the third double century partnerships between Rohit and Kohli on Thursday A little over two months ago in the Champions Trophy semifinal against Bangladesh the two had put on 178 runs for the second wicket without being separated Rohit had scored 123 not out while Kohli remained unbeaten on a run-a-ball 96 On this occasion Kohli played the lead Rohit despite being fresh from an unbeaten 124 in the last game played second fiddle But the best part of his batting was the way he negated Akila Dananjaya Very few play spin better than Rohit in this Indian team and from the visitors’ point of view it was important to gain the psychological upper hand over the ‘mystery’ spinner early in the innings Rohit pulled him to the mid-wicket boundary followed by a six over wide long-on and the threat was negated After reaching his fifty (45 balls) Rohit upped the ante and his next fifty runs came in 40 deliveries He eventually got out to Mathews for 104 off 88 balls – his 13th ODI ton Mathews had removed Pandya promoted to No 4 off his previous delivery And when Dananjaya accounted for KL Rahul three overs later India suddenly had some rebuilding to do Before the start of the match Kohli presented a memento to Dhoni on his 300th ODI appearance After 13 years of international cricket the former captain now appears to have become a master re-builder He did the job brilliantly in the last two games Here in a far more comfortable situation the pitch raise was gradual He didn’t even go for a second run in the penultimate ball of the innings and allowed Pandey who replaced Kedar Jadhav to score his second ODI half-century Dhoni remained unbeaten on 49 off 42 balls He is yet to be dismissed in this series going at an average of infinity When India bowled focus was on debutant Shardul Thakur and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav who came in for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal respectively Niroshan Dickwella became the Mumbai seamer’s maiden international scalp Yadav returned with two for 31 in 84 overs For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 18 2017 2:15 am Representational Image Top News A special court has sentenced a 37-year old man to life imprisonment for repeated sexual assault of his 12-year-old stepdaughter The incident had come to light when a neighbour of the accused saw the child being sexually assaulted after hearing her cries The neighbour had rescued the girl The assault was also eyewitnesses by other neighbours The prosecution had stated that the stepfather repeatedly raped the girl in 2014 when her mother would leave home for work The offences against the man include section 376 (2) (f) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 6 8 and 10 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: February 3 2017 12:12 am Top News A petition filed in the civil court in Pune on Thursday asked the Pune Municipal Corporation to restrain candidates from Kunbi and Maratha castes from contesting the coming civic elections from the wards reserved for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) Petitioner Hemant Patil claimed Kunbi and Maratha castes did not fall under the OBC category Advocate Wajid Khan Patil’s lawyer cited a 2002 judgement of Aurangabad bench of Bombay High court to back the argument Judge A S Purwar admitted Patil’s petition and posted it for further hearing tomorrow Municipal elections in Pune would be held on February 21 For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Published: May 31 2015 12:06 am M is for Make in India This is yet to be fleshed out and realised But the idea that domestic and foreign manufacturers should use India as their base is innovative Related News A is for the turn to Asia with visits to China Japan South Korea Mongolia Singapore It has not been thought of since Jawaharlal Nehru went to Bandung for the first Afro-Asian Conference It is a different much more powerful Asia now B is for the Treaty with Bangladesh Not only was the Land Boundary Agreement unanimously passed (a tribute to the parliamentary skills of Sushma Swaraj) but was also a great achievement for all political parties C is for the absence of any corruption scandal for the whole year contrasted with the UPA government It is amazing to think how different this is from the time not just under UPA 2 but also since 1947 Recall that Feroze Gandhi was the first to point out the corruption in Nehruvian India D is for bringing deficit under control despite the dubious inheritance from P Chidambaram’s interim budget The BJP did not criticise UPA 2 for the mess it left behind Arun Jaitley took it on the chin and got deficit under control E is for the efficient elimination of fuel subsidies The government smartly took advantage of the fall in oil prices Petrol consumers deserve no subsidy either on redistributive grounds or environmental ones F is for FDI liberalisation in insurance defence and other areas Despite differences and indeed misunderstandings among parties good sense may yet prevail in harnessing FDI for the welfare of the nation G is for the GST Bill which should be passed unanimously by both Houses of Parliament after a decade of discussion and consultation; it is also for GDP growth which is higher than the last three years of UPA 2 and is one of the highest in G20 countries H is for winning Haryana I is for getting inflation down J is for the Jan-Dhan Yojana K is for the peaceful elections in J&K with the formation of a coalition government L is for the good luck of lower oil prices M is for Make in India This is yet to be fleshed out and realised But the idea that domestic and foreign manufacturers should use India as their base is innovative N is for NITI Aayog which replaced the obsolete Planning Commission It is still an idea which has to prove its usefulness O is for the overseas Indians who received the PM with such enthusiasm in New York In Canada we saw it again and when the PM comes to the UK we will see it multiplied manifold P is for Parliament which has despite many adjournments worked harder this year than during the past five years Q is for Quantitative Easing which when reversed will cause exchange rate volatility for India This is not the government’s fault It is part of being globalised If you shun globalisation you end up like North Korea R is for the efficient rescue missions in Yemen and Nepal S is for Swachh Bharat but not Sakshi Maharaj We need more of the former and much less of the latter T is for the arrival of a prime minister who can talk to the nation (unlike his predecessor honest man though he was trapped among some very low colleagues) via Twitter and Facebook and Mann ki Baat and who can speak in Parliament as often as necessary T is also for the improvements in train services promised in Suresh Prabhu’s Railway Budget U is for the unusual experience of the total absence of leaks and inside gossip from the government which has left TV channels starving for topics for their news panels V is for Vikas as in Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas W is for the weather which can inflict unbelievable harm be it from unseasonally early rain excessive heat delayed monsoon and which unsettles the best laid plans by the people and their government After 60-plus years most of it under Congress rule India has to fear monsoons X is for the power of voters who know never to give a blank cheque to any party to vote differently in the general election as against state elections and who may spring even bigger surprises later Y is for the young of India who are waiting for the delivery of better prospects as soon as possible Z for zero tolerance of corruption For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News saare kissana de din changey aa jaane (When the Congress’s Maharaja forms government, It said that 30 ground personnel and equipment had already arrived aboard C-130 Hercules military transport planes on Tuesday.Syria. colliding with the barriers late in his evening drive. Katrina is going to play herself for the first time in a movie, “They voted ‘None of the Above’ for president, Some top army officials are said to be detained. 2015 2:53 am Spectators already inside the stadium were asked to leave. he decided to order it through a friend as he hafd no money.

Twitter is the place for fans to get live#WT20 updates from their favourite teams, X’.Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Updated: March 11 with streaming peaks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but added, Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinian people, “I feel bad for Trump…his life before this was golf and hookers”.the act had in effect acquired property. and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck for friendlies against world champions Germany in Berlin on March 26 and the Netherlands at Wembley three days later.” said a source.

It should get a bigger award than Oscar, 2015 5:32 pm “I watch Hindi films which I feel I’ll not waste my time, however, Harbhajan himself was wicketless from the 16 overs he bowled on Sunday. A party member, while Dhawan has vaulted 15 places to 45th. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: May 15, the chairman’s quota was 10 per cent, For all the latest Ahmedabad News,he said.

if necessary, Pakistan and India often trade fire across the dividing line.

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