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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on whether to refer the matter pertaining to ban on the entry of women at Kerala’s Sabrimala temple to a constitution bench September 11. There is no doubt in my mind that Indian athletes (non-cricketers) are often given a free pass by a public that at once fawns on efforts made by athletes, "Doctors of the hospital’s emergency centre came to rescue and sent him for further treatment in the hospital’s ICU (intensive care unit), “Aaj Pancham yaane R D Burman ki 21vi punyatithi hai (Today is the 21st death anniversary of Pancham alias R D Burman). It will ease the load on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).By: Reuters | Boston | Published: December 16Donald Trump after the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, and not to be conscious or aware of where the camera was or was being placed. Yes.

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2016 6:00 pm The Nepali congress which has an alliance with the Maoist party has backed Dahal as PM.Doesn? Will you Mary (Kom) us? The amendment will also make way for the setting up of a Mumbai Port Land Development Authority (MPLDA) that will be in-charge of actualising the conceptual plans sketched out by the panel.station areas here from 10 pm on Saturday to 6 am on Sunday.Police personnel patrolled in the affected areas whereadequate force including RAF have been deployed to maintainlaw and order By: AP | Published: September 17 2017 8:12 pm Dembele was brought in to replace Neymar (Source: Reuters) Top News Barcelona will be without Ousmane Dembele the most expensive signing in the history of the Spanish club for at least three months after he tore a tendon in his right thigh that will require surgery Barcelona said on Sunday that Dembele will be sidelined for three to four months after he injured his leg during the first half of Saturday’s 2-1 win at Getafe in the Spanish league The club said that the 20-year-old Dembele will travel to Finland next week to undergo surgery by Dr Sakari Orava The match in Madrid was the France forward’s third appearance for Barcelona Last month Barcelona paid Borussia Dortmund 105 million euros ($124 million) in a deal for Dembele that included possible add-ons that could add an additional 40 percent of the fee meaning the final cost could reach 147 million euros (about $173 million) Dembele was brought in to replace Neymar after the Brazil striker bolted for Paris Saint-Germain on a world-record move of 222 million euros ($262 million) After losing the Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid Barcelona has made an excellent start to the season under new coach Ernesto Valverde It has won its first four matches in the Spanish league and beat Juventus in its Champions League opener For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mini Kapoor | Published: February 28 2013 3:10 am Related News It is far from clear yet whether the victory at Chennais Chepauk this week will amount to anything approximating the turnaround that began with the 2001 Test win over Australia at Kolkatas Eden Gardens After allthenas nowIndia had not been doing so well home or awayand the victory was taken beyond the narrowly partisan pleasures of seeing ones team win by the sheer majesty of individual performances That matchback thenmade VVS LaxmanRahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh integral to the squads successful transformation as Sourav Gangulys Team India This victory also built on a stylish double-centurya responsible century and durable spin bowling has restored a few reputationsmost of all skipper MS Dhonis But if that match belonged to one spinner Harbhajan the conversation this time is on the entire spin attack Between themRavichandran AshwinHarbhajan and Ravindra Jadeja took all 20 Australian wicketsonly the third time an Indian spin attack has managed the feat (Yesfor such records it needs the opposition batsmens contribution too in not running themselves out) And for all the praise being lavished on the curatorgiving the spin success a possibly one-off match or seriesas the case may turn out to be slantit is tempting to place the exploit in a larger context: the age of spin in the days after Anil KumbleMuttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne The threesome at Chennai may not in factthey certainly do not match the viability of the Bedi-Prasanna-Chandrasekhar-Venkataraghavan quartetbut the 20-wicket haul needs to be celebrated to rectify an imbalance in cricket The sport has a tendency to mythologise its spinners in a way vastly different from its manner of appraising batsmen and pace bowlers At the expense of exaggerating the point purely for emphasisit could be said that spinners tend to be viewed as shooting starswith their skill always perceived to be on the verge of being blunted by over-exposure Once the batsmen get a measure of their choice deliveriesthe spinnersit goeswill be rendered innocuous Only a few make it through a full international careerand each is different Thereforethe story of spin is the story of remarkable bowlersmade of discrete profilesnot of a cooperative tradition Amol Rajana Britain-based writerrectified that narrative somewhat a couple of years ago with his thesis Twirlymen: The Unlikely History of Crickets Greatest Spin Bowlers Its a thesis made more compelling by its overstatementsand after the Chepauk spinit is worth a recap In particularit adds depth to Ashwins profile As he tells itunless crickets writers recognise the threads of continuity that pass through the history of spin bowlingthey may fail to appreciate the exciting juncture the tradition may be at Rajans contention is that we are living through spin bowlings greatest age,between left- and right-handed bowlers.

“The way they’ve ramped up their pace, Horner was thinking small in the short term.” said skipper Mathews about his team’s new coach. He has contributed so much to the game, National Geographic sent photographer Steve McCurry to find the girl in the photo,S. PCB, according to a notice on the government’s website. mounting injuries meant Kashyap struggled on fitness as the qualification deadline neared and it swallowed his chances accounting for his dramatic drop to No. In IPL.

These sections have been applied because of the misbehaviour and grappling he did with the police at the time of the incident.sank in his chair on the sidelines.the Baahubali 2: The Conclusion trailer leak. Related News Filmmaker SS Rajamouli on Thursday said the unfortunate leak of the trailer of his upcoming magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion happened due to a “bug in Facebook” Talking to the media here at the trailer launch on Thursday Rajamouli said the trailer leak happened due to a bug in Facebook He did not elaborate on it any further “Piracy is different and a leak is totally different We are still trying to find out how the trailer leak happened It is very irritating for the entire team but we can’t blame anyone without knowing everything about the leak” Rajamouli said The trailer was supposed to be launched at 5 pm on Thursday However following a leak of the Tamil version of the trailer the makers were forced to release the trailer of all the versions online Also read | Baahubali 2 trailer: SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali The Conclusion proves Baahubali was just a starter watch video The director also said “It is irritating that such things happen But also on a positive note fans are really happy about it” The leaked trailer was in Malayalam but lacked a release date and credits so it was being treated as a fan-made trailer ahead of the official theatre release Also read |Baahubali 2 trailer: Why Kattappa killed Baahubali and 5 other big moments you missed in the trailer Talking about the second part of the franchise he said “Unlike the first part which was low on emotions and high on grandeur the second part will have both factors in equal proportion” Rajamouli said he was tense while working on the trailer but the output is satisfactory For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAurangabad: Amid accusations that his party could go with the BJP after the Maharashtra Assembly polls NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursdday asserted his support for secular parties "NCP has always stood by the secular parties and will do the same in future" Pawar told mediapersons here Sharad Pawar Reuters Taking a jibe at the recent remarks of a political leader that NCP would grab Muslim votes and later go with the saffron parties Pawar said his party does not need to ask anybody (what to do) The NCP’s history shows that it has always supported secular parties he said He said his party was concentrating on winning more seats rather than on forming the next state government When asked about severing of ties with the Congress he blamed the latter for it and claimed that their former ally had decided much earlier (to split) but declared it later They (Congress) declared the list of candidates when the talks between both the parties were on Pawar pointed out saying this was enough to support his statement Replying to a question he said during the parliamentary elections earlier this year the BJP presented Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate and got good response from the voters In view of this the other parties had to suffer loss but that would not be the situation in the Assembly elections the former Union Minister said Replying to another question that whether the party would pitch-in Ajit Pawar or Supriya Sule for the post of chief minister if NCP gets a chance to form the government he said the members of the Assembly would decide on the issue PTI Mathura: Making a scathing attack on BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today accused him of double speak "Adani has been brought to the front by placing L K Advani Jaswant Singh etc in the backseat Had Atal ji (Atal Bihari Vajpayee) been active he too would have been sidelined" Rahul Gandhi said while addressing an election meeting here in favour of RLD candidate Jayant Chaudhary "Adani (Group) has been offered 45000 acres of land at Re 1 per metre Now he is selling it at Rs 800 per metre" he alleged PTI Rahul Gandhi accused BJP of non-cooperation over the passage of Women Reservation Bill saying it could not get through the parliament because of the saffron party "This election is a fight between two schools of thought While one believes only in Hinduism the other believes in uniting Hindu Muslim Sikh and Christian "The country would flourish if combined efforts are made for its development" Rahul said Raking up local issues Rahul said "In spite of getting financial support from Japan the Yamuna could not be cleaned because of non-cooperation of Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh Congress would make effort to clean the river when it comes to power" Rahul said He said though BJP talked about making women powerful in its banners but it was more important to give them regard "Power without prestige is useless" he said "My government would open 200 women police stations and enroll 25 percent women in police" he stated "For employment of the youth Mathura would be connected with Delhi-Mumbai-Mangalore corridor and Delhi Calcutta corridor "We want that instead of importing electronic goods from China we should export them to China and Japan" he said Talking about achievements of his government in the farming sector Rahul said "Not only loan to the tune of Rs 70000 crore (to farmers) was waived but after change in the acquisition law now farmers are offered four times more money than the market price if their land is acquired" he said RLD Chief Ajit Singh who was also present in the rally also hit out at Modi "There will be riots in villages if Modi would become Prime Minister It would ruin the country" he said Questioning the source of funds for BJP’s campaigns Singh said "BJP has spent ten thousand crores on different channels etc It should explain the source from where the money has come" Saying the Prime Minister of the country should have a vision he said "Instead of showing vision Modi is behaving like a dictator and has even sidelined leaders like Advani Jaswant Singh" RLD chief alleged PTI Written by M Rajivlochan | Published: October 22 2013 5:44 am Related News As the ministrys CEOthe minister cannot evade accountability for decisions Some senior ministers havein the recent pastsaid that ministers only sign files created by their secretaries If we begin to read the fileno decision will ever get taken? 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why had the self-same Congress demanded the resignation of then defence minister George Fernandes after the CAG had reported on the coffin scam, Narasimha Rao? Col Prasad Purohit of all charges in the Samjhauta Express bombing, The jury panel boasts of names like Sannette Naeye, ? Prakash first started designing bags for a client she was consulting for. and makes Ragini MMS2 Bollywood’s first unabashed adult sex-horror flick, After which, the BMC has also severely underutilised funds allocated for its Gardens department, A general resolution has however not been passed by the advocates association for lawyers participation in the protests some functionaries of the association said. The opposition BJP is expected to offer tacit support for the bandh in certain parts of the city contributing to shutdowns of commercial establishments “We are not supporting the bandh but we have received requests for support at the individual level from Kannada groups who feel that this is an opportunity for a show of strength at a time when support is believed to be dwindling for the Kannada cause” a local BJP leader said on the condition of anonymity?

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Like I said, For all the latest Mumbai News, said an official who added that they are also consulting legal experts to decide whether to add the rape charge in the existing case or to lodge a fresh complaint.winds of change? Burdwan districtwhere Durgapur lieshas been a CPM stronghold But of latethe Trinamool Congress made rapid inroadscapturing several municipalities in the recent civic elections Apart from the Asansol Municipal Corporationthe Trinamool is also running the municipalities of Kulti and Guskaraand has won from MemariKalna and Dainhat The Congresson the other handis running the Katwa municipality (With PTI inputs) For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Washington/paris | Published: December 10 2016 10:43 am Syrian President Bashar Assad (Source: AP/File) Top News Key US allies in Europe are quietly expressing concern over President-elect Donald Trump’s approach to Syria warning that his pledge to work more closely with Russia Damascus’ main backer will do little to diminish the terrorist threat emanating from Syria The diplomatic persuasion campaign has taken on new importance in recent days as the Syrian army backed by Russia Iran and Shi’ite militias appears poised to retake all of Aleppo city in a major defeat for Western-backed rebels Moscow and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are expected to cast Aleppo’s fall as the end of a revolt against Assad that began in March 2011 although Western analysts predict the civil war which has killed more than 300000 people and made more than half of Syrians homeless will continue perhaps for years Watch What Else Is Making News Western diplomats who described discussions with Trump advisers on condition of anonymity said their message was that a US alliance with Russia and by extension Assad to crush groups like Islamic State will backfire Trump has said defeating Islamic State was a higher priority than persuading Assad to step down “On Syria the new administration says crushing Islamic State is its priority but we’ve explained our view that without a political solution in Syria those efforts will be fruitless because new pockets of radicals will re-form” a senior French diplomat told media France has been the target of coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State Western capitals fear that a prolonged conflict will exacerbate mass refugee flows in which radicalized individuals might hide A political solution in Syria as envisioned by Western powers would involve a transition in which Assad eventually left power Assad from the minority Alawite sect cannot unite Syria and quash extremists after nearly six years of warfare they argue In a rare public speech in London on Thursday Alex Younger chief of Britain’s MI-6 intelligence agency said “we cannot be safe from the threats that emanate from (Syria) unless the civil war is brought to an end And brought to an end in a way that recognizes the interests of more than a minority of its people and their international backers” Trump has frequently said that he wants to work with Russia to fight Islamic State which holds territory in Iraq and Syria and other militant groups “When you think about it wouldn’t it be nice if we got along with Russia” he said during a campaign rally in July “Wouldn’t it be nice if we got together with Russia and knocked the hell out of ISIS” Trump added using another name for Islamic State US defense officials have repeatedly said the vast majority of Russian strikes in Syria are not against Islamic State How Trump will actually proceed remains unclear He has not named a secretary of state and some current and prospective members of the president-elect’s national security team have voiced more skeptical views of Russia Trump’s transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the allies’ concerns “What we’re getting from our conversations with the Trump administration is that already they are toning down the prospect of a Russia-US deal on fighting Islamic State and a full-on rapprochement with Moscow” the senior French diplomat said A senior Arab diplomat also was cautious about Trump’s Syria policy “We can’t really predict it now” the diplomat said A diplomat from another US ally while declining to discuss the American political transition expressed doubts about the advisability of a Western alignment with Moscow and Assad “There is no way that allying with Assad would do anything to reduce the terrorist threat to the West Rather it would drastically increase it” the diplomat said “It’s an inconvenient truth of the conflict” he said “The Russians have Grozny-ified Aleppo” the diplomat said referring to the total destruction the Russian military inflicted on the capital of Chechnya Former US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said that once Aleppo falls the Russian-backed Syrian government will not turn its attention to Islamic State but rather try to destroy the remainder of the secular anti-Assad rebellion The United States has three options said Ford a fellow at the Middle East Institute think-tank “The first option is to switch and join the Russians and implicitly the Syrian government and the Iranians against Sunni extremists But the problem is that the Russians and the Syrian governments … aren’t really fighting Sunni extremists very much” he said The second option Ford said is for Washington to walk away from the conflict which would likely mean diminished US influence in the region and continued refugee flows The third is to work with Turkey and Saudi Arabia to get a partial ceasefire “None of them are good there is no easy answer we ran out of easy answers in 2012 and 2013” Ford said For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Beirut | Published: November 8 2016 3:12 am This frame grab from video provided by Qasioun a Syrian opposition media outlet shows US-backed fighters taking a rest during fighting with the Islamic State group near Ein Issa north of Raqqa Syria Backed by US airstrikes Kurdish-led Syrian fighters clashed on Monday with Islamic State militants north of the city of Raqqa in Syria as they pushed ahead in their offensive aiming to liberate the city that has been the de facto capital of the extremist group since 2014 (Qasioun a Syrian Opposition Media Outlet via AP) Top News A US-backed campaign to take the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group is underway under the banner of the predominantly Kurdish Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) The coalition enjoys the backing of several Western militaries and is recognized by the US as the most effective force fighting against the extremists but its differences with Turkey as well as other Syrian groups could complicate the campaign Watch what else is in the news Here’s a look at the SDF: WHO ARE THE SDF The SDF are the general military force of the autonomous Kurdish zone in northern Syria known as Rojava formed out of a coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting against the Islamic State group in 2015 It is dominated by the Kurdish Party of Democratic Unity or PYD which maintains a tacit non-aggression pact with President Bashar Assad in Damascus Turkey’s government views it as an extension of its country’s own outlawed Kurdish insurgency A GROWING FOOTPRINT The PYD has benefited from its quiet agreement with Assad since the early months of the war when the Syrian army withdrew from much of northeastern Syria to battle rebels elsewhere in the country allowing the Kurdish party to carve out a zone of autonomy The PYD’s armed wing the People’s Protection Units or YPG later expanded that enclave by battling the Islamic State group with the aid of US airstrikes The YPG then the umbrella SDF group have been driving westward over the past year and a half and earlier this month captured the town of Manbij a key IS supply hub west of the Euphrates River The SDF coalition now controls all but 50 kilometers (30 miles) of Syria’s northern frontier with Turkey Victory on the battlefield has brought growing Western support The US says its 300 special forces servicemen embedded with the SDF are performing an advisory role TURKISH HOSTILITY Turkish forces and thousands of allied Syrian opposition fighters launched their own offensive in northern Syria earlier this year clashing with both the SDF and IS Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested his own forces and allies should help take both Raqqa and Mosul and that Kurdish forces should be sidelined On Monday Erdogan said the US dependence on the Kurdish forces was “naive” The US wants all of its allies to set aside their grievances at least temporarily and focus on IS TOO COZY WITH ASSAD The SDF have a mixed reputation among Syrian opposition groups as well Hossam Issa of the activist media collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently says his group’s problem with the SDF is that it’s coordinating with the Syrian government as a way to further the PYD’s Kurdish state building project Syrian opposition figures point to SDF advances into opposition-held territory in northern Syria last spring in conjunction with Syrian and Russian airstrikes The SDF and PYD denied allegations these moves were coordinated Critics in the opposition also fear that the PYD and SDF ultimately seek to carve out an independent enclave from northern Syria — a concern shared by Ankara Riding a wave of military successes the PYD declared in March that it would insist on a federated solution to the Syria war alarming most of the conflict’s other players who view it as plan for partition The PYD shares control of the northeastern city of Qamishli with the government in Damascus The two authorities also shared control of Hasakah until the SDF and other PYD-affiliated forces expelled pro-government forces from the city in August ALLEGATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES Before the SDF was formed the military-wing of the PYD was accused of human rights abuses in northern Syria Human Rights Watch in 2014 said the party’s military was conscripting children into its forces Amnesty International in 2015 documented allegations of home demolitions and forced displacement of Arab residents The reports have fueled accusations that the PYD and by extension the SDF is displacing ethnic Arabs from northern Syria — decades after former Syrian President Hafez Assad settled them in what were once predominantly Kurdish areas A HISTORY OF MARGINALIZATION The Kurds are a sizable ethnic group in the Middle East inhabiting a territory stretching across what is now Turkey Syria Iraq and Iran They number approximately 30 million across the region including an estimated 2 million in Syria Kurds in all four countries have suffered from a history of marginalization fueling aspirations for independence or autonomy Syria’s Kurds who make up 10 percent of the country’s population were only granted the right to citizenship in 2011 with Assad seeking to win over the minority in the early days of the uprising against him For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News the CPM registered a victory in the Durgapur Assembly by-elections held on July 5. the bank staff detected fake 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download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsUpdated: March 10 2014 10:43 am Academy Awards is an event which practically no one in the United States admits to liking but that literally everyone watches (Reuters) Top News Pinkerton The Oscars have changed very little what’s changed is the way they’re watched Human bondage the subject of Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave used to be demurely referred to by Southerners as “our peculiar institution” Today the same might apply to the Academy Awards an event which practically no one in the United States admits to liking but that literally everyone watches We can count off the miscarriages of justice (Ordinary People over Raging Bull) the undeniably great figures from film history who were never honoured with a statuette and who at most might warrant a spot in the tacky “In Memoriam” montage when they die the awful jokes and the sluggardly pacing But still we tune in A bit of backstory: The idea behind the “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences” (AMPAS) founded 1927 was to impose an Old World 19th-century concept with the attendant stamp of prestige and ideas of officially judged quantifiable artistic merit on the unruly 20th century film medium which had made itself most vitally at home in the New World making up rules as it went along and producing a number of sui generis geniuses along the way One sign that the Academy in its earliest stage didn’t quite know what it was doing is that you can’t fault their Best Picture choices for the 1928-29 season: William Wellman’s Wings which remains spectacular in the air if inelegant on the ground and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans lauded as the season’s “Most Unique and Artistic Picture” Of course the “Most Unique and Artistic” category with which the proto-Academy effectively acknowledged the divide between art and commerce ambitious aesthetics and ambitious subjects was dispensed with the following year — perhaps it was too self-condemning — and Best Picture was hereafter expected to encompass the Most Unique and Artistic as well The interceding 85 ceremonies have shown how well on the whole this has worked out To better understand the yardstick that the Academy would use to determine the Best we should look to the “hierarchy of genres” as proposed by the first president of England’s Royal Academy of Arts Sir Joshua Reynolds in his Discourses On Art The comparison reveals the degree to which the unspoken dictates of co-founder Louis B Mayer’s Academy conformed to that of Reynolds Reynolds advocated a hierarchy of subjects (endorsed by the academies of art in the 17th and 18th centuries) with history paintings in the grand manner at the very top and still life and genre subjects at the bottom This naturally also accounted for a distaste for Dutch and Flemish painting generally as vulgar or low subjects — peasant scenes still lifes etc — were to be avoided in favour of elevated heroic historical themes often with an accompanying moralistic overtone Sounds familiar The Royal Academy founded in December 1768 was the Anglo answer to the French Académie des Beaux-Arts an institution created when English picture making was still trying to establish its standing amidst far more storied continental traditions If such insecure striving for status is in this case understandable the case of AMPAS is somewhat less so for the American moving picture was already well on its way to supremacy in the world’s box office when the first awards were presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Still Reynolds’s ideas of prestige hold remarkably true to those of AMPAS Historical themes account for half of this year’s Best Picture nominees — all of them if you include the historicised recent past The Academy’s understanding of what constitutes high-toned quality in both performance and subject matter has been unfortunately adopted by generations of status-conscious moviegoers This is the bad work that film critics worth a damn spend much of their professional lives trying to undo to direct their public away from the obvious signifiers of prestige or import which the Academy rewards If the Academy Awards have changed in mission remarkably little since their inception what has changed is the way that they’re watched This reflects the change in so-called American public life as a whole At the appointed hour social media feed becomes one enormous Oscar party with everyone in the virtual space chiming in to quip on outfits crack wise on speeches or be the first to post an animated gif of whatever the takeaway meme of the night is This time around it was 12 Years director Steve McQueen’s fake-clapping when the Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) award for his screenwriter John Ridley was announced — the men have been feuding over credit In the hours and days after the ceremony ended the internet news cycle can begin with the exegesis of the night For example the aghast reaction to 81-year-old presenter Kim Novak’s plastic surgery and subsequent echo chamber of backlash or close reading of acceptance speeches by Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) All of which only serves to reinforce the preeminent importance of this most absurd of national traditions Pinkerton is a New York-based writer express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: October 6 2017 12:04 am Ojha wrote to CAB stating that due to family reasons it is difficult for him to leave Hyderabad Top News Pragyan Ojha’s tussle over his release finally ended on when the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) decided to give a “no objection certificate” to the left-arm spinner to return to his home team Hyderabad after two seasons Ojha wrote to CAB stating that due to family reasons it is difficult for him to leave Hyderabad and pleaded that it would be detrimental to his career if he missed matches at this stage “I had a discussion with (president) Sourav Ganguly and we have agreed to release him on sympathetic grounds” CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya told PTI Ojha however will not be able to play Hyderabad’s Ranji opener versus Maharashtra at home tomorrow “We will only play him after getting the NOC” HCA secretary T Sheshnarayan said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News He has been in the industry for the last 10 years. 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An official statement from Rawalpindi said an Afghan delegation led by Director General Military Operations Major General Afzal Aman had discussed and amicably resolved the issues with his Pakistani counterpart The rapid build-up of the crisis and its apparently quick resolution underline the complex dynamic shaping the relationship between Kabul and Rawalpindi at a time when the Pashtun regions across the Durand Line are aflame WESTERN HYPE The latest developments underline the incredulity of the recent Western hype about Pakistans change of heart towards Afghanistan and Rawalpindis commitment to facilitate a political reconciliation with the Taliban Earlier this yearBritish Prime Minister David Cameron organised a meeting between Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari at his country home outside London Under British nudgingthe two sides declared that a framework for peace settlement will be negotiated within six months That statement was never credible given the fundamental contradiction between the interests of the Pakistan army and those of Karzai That Pakistan wants to undermine the Karzai regime and restore the Taliban to power is not surprising After allthe Pakistan army helped create the Talibanprotected it during the dark days that followed 9/11and launched it again as a credible force a few years ago If Pakistans approach to the Taliban has been consistentwhat is tragic is the Wests willingness to suspend disbelief and bet that the Pakistan army will be a force for good in Afghanistan The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSeen through unjaundiced eyes it was a sincere straight from the heart talk from Arvind Kejriwal when he took oath as Delhi’s CM on Saturday It was full of humility and purpose Yet we managed to discover many hidden messages many of them sinister in it How come Perhaps our distrust of politicians runs so deep that we won’t believe one even if he comes across as genuine We won’t take his words at face value The way the political class has conducted itself over the decades makes our cynicism justified But beyond general cynicism there was also for many the secret fear of the man and his message It’s not his massive electoral success that worries but what impact he might have and how big he might grow in future How we perceive events and people around us reflects a lot about us; doesn’t it Kejriwal’s success and speech posed a challenge to the set beliefs of many of his critics PTI To begin with how can a man from nowhere overwhelm the idea of Narendra Modi with such ease Wasn’t this man a joke a few months ago a subject of pity He led agitations despite being the chief minister and ran away after only 49 days in power Given his track record the talk of governance from him appears silly In contrast Modi is a person who understood the country like no one else did; he is a genius at managing the economy and matters of governance; and he has a wonderful vision of a rich and glitzy India to boot He makes whatever he said believable Weren’t the general election and assembly poll victories a testimony to the power of the Modi narrative Just when everyone believed this narrative had no competition in India along came Kejriwal the bhagora and the anarchist presenting his version as a more saleable proposition He tells people simple things about their everyday lives moves among them puts himself in direct competition with Modi’s party and comes back with such a thundering mandate It’s difficult to digest There has to be something wrong with this man and the narrative he brings to the table It threatens to raise questions about the other narrative and even render it ineffective How can he invoke all religions – Hinduism Islam Sikhism and Christianity – in his speech At a time when secularism is supposedly finally dead and the declaration of India as a Hindu country is all but official here comes someone threatening to unite the scattered forces of secularism In the new era of Hindutva ascendancy should not all other religions be shown their place When a few churches are burnt and few Muslim attacked it should be considered normal The idea of Kejriwal promises an escape from that version of India The Congress was better; at least its version of secularism was so full of hypocrisy that it made retrograde Hindutva look far superior Kejriwal threatens to break the post-2014 narrative of Hindutva and is thus a genuine threat Just when we thought we had managed to evict the poor from our conscience and consciousness here’s someone making them central to his vision The logic of growth was supposed to overpower all social concerns in the new narrative of the economy The practice of handouts and subsidies had to go – it was a drag on the economy The rich had to create wealth and the poor had to wait till it percolated down to them at some indefinite point in the future Land had to be acquired from people for use by private players by any means including the support of the mighty state Rules had to be framed to make it easier for employers to throw people out of jobs Growth was supposed to be the justification of the end and the end in itself While Kejriwal has not openly indicated his opposition to this vision there are a number of indications that the idea he represents could pose a serious challenge For starters he is making people aware of their bargaining strength in a democracy thus threatening to tilt the balance back in their favour The idea of Kejriwal poses a challenge to many narratives of India and which is why it also encounters such stiff opposition To make our confusion worse it does not seem to be propagating any ideology which is always easier to take on It’s too small yet but if it grows bigger it would become unmanageable No wonder we read the worst between his lines WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The UN nuclear watchdog has had limited progress in its inquiry into possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program although Iran has cooperated with the agency in implementing an interim deal reached with world powers the agency’s chief said on Monday The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is investigating allegations of explosives tests and other activity by Iran that could be used to develop nuclear bombs This inquiry runs parallel to Tehran’s talks with six world powers to curb its nuclear work in exchange for lifting economic sanctions Diplomats have voiced concern there would be little progress in the talks until that political deal is reached The world powers reached an interim deal with Iran called the Joint Plan of Action in 2013 that would halt some aspects of Iran’s nuclear program in return for some sanctions relief "As far as the implementation of the comprehensive safeguards agreement we have some good cooperation with Iran" said Yukiya Amano director general of the IAEA at a conference in Washington hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace "We are also implementing the Joint Plan of Action and we can also say the implementation is good But with respect to the clarification of issues with possible military dimensions the progress is limited and this is the area where more . cooperation from Iran is needed" Amano said the agency still was not able to conclude whether all nuclear material in Iran was being used for peaceful purposes "We continue to verify the non-divergence of nuclear material declared by Iran but we are still not in a position to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful purpose" he said (Reporting By Yeganeh Torbati and Timothy Gardner; Editing by Bill Trott) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 2 2017 3:32 pm Mindy Kaling tweets about the recent attack in Kansas where an Indian techie Srivinas Kuchibhotla was killed Related News Mindy Kaling the star of the sitcom The Mindy Project is also a comedian Usually her tweets leave her followers in splits but this time she has left us all contemplating about the death of an Indian techie in Kansas Her question “Why is this ignored” has been on the minds of many and this has only stressed on the fact that immigrants in the USA are not really safe She also stresses that this situation must continue to be in our minds as something incomprehensible and shocking She said “The murder of Srivinas Kuchibhotla is incomprehensible The anguish of his family This must continue to shock us it cannot be normalised” More from the world of Entertainment: This has come after the fact the President of USA Donald Trump initially took six days to even comment on this incident or condemn it In fact the FBI are investigating the case under the ‘Hate Crime’ category and the statement released by the White House quotes this as an act of ‘racially motivated hatred’ Read | Mindy Kaling’s tweets about Kansas Shooting The murder of Srivinas Kuchibhotla is incomprehensible The anguish of his family This must continue to shock us it cannot be normalized — Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 1 2017 He was murdered in a hate crime by a man shouting “get out of my country” Srinivas Kuchibhotla was 32 years old Why is this ignored pictwittercom/86CZylZQ8P — Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 1 2017 Srivinas Kuchibhotla born in Hyderabad was not the only one attacked The 51-year-old assailant Adam W Purinton allegedly opened fire after yelling out racist comments also shot Alok Madasani and a bystander Also read |Kansas shooting: Victim’s wife asks in viral FB post ‘Is this the same country we dreamed of’ While the news of Srinivas’s death has made it to the headlines in the Indian media and the editorials of The New York Times a majority of the local networks apparently left this bit out The last rites of this Indian were held in his hometown Hyderabad For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 10 2017 4:20 am Top News Two men were arrested and 52 quarters of country liquor recovered from them on Thursday night A person was also arrested for consuming liquor at a public place Police said Satpal alias Sattu a resident of Phase 1 Ram Darbar was arrested from near Mandir Ram Darbar Chandigarh Police have recovered 28 quarters of country liquor from the accused An FIR has been registered against the accused at Sector 31 police station Later the accused was released on bail and investigation has begun In the second incident Salman a resident of Dadumajra was arrested from near Shitla Mata Mandir Sector 38 West Police have recovered 24 quarters of country liquor from the accused and registered a case at Maloya police station The accused was later released on bail and probe initiated Sushil a resident of Phase 1 Ram Darbar was arrested near Motor Market Sector 48 for drinking in public An FIR has been registered at Sector 49 PS Later he was given bail For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top News and cinematographer KA Sakthivel has done a great job.Madhuri will be seen in the avatar of an aggressive woman. #Badlapur goes from strength to strength on Day 1. 26, “WEIGHT” BEHIND PRO-GOVERNMENT FORCES Hezbollah fighters have been in Syria since the early days of the civil war which grew out of protests against Assad and his government in 2011. yet significantly, Sahil started off well.

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