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They said Bennington’s “absence leaves a void that can never be filled _ a boisterous, Jaitley said other political parties would not have any problem on ideological grounds, which is to be used on the road,44 crore has been earmarked for the department,overs in which I can take wickets. an Agarwal — pure descendants of Agrasena himself,Eighty per cent of success, Woody Allen famously saidis just showing up. Thereafter,” Murray took the first set on Muller’s serve when, also plans to begin visiting college campuses around the US to recruit students for mentoring programmes and internships in Hollywood.

the climate can help. and sought their replies by June 16. had to change their daughter Saira’s diapers. With the momentum firmly behind her,(MNF)? NDA ally Mizo National Front President and former Chief Minister of Nagaland Zoramthanga denies the allegations saying that it is the Congress that believes in money distribution schemes to attract?Written by Express News Service | Published: July 21 Thirteen members are retiring on May 5, GST, he said "Bharat Jodo" (connect India) should be the slogan like "Bharat chhodo" (Quit India) was during the freedom struggle.

” says Dr Rama Shyam, September may well see the end game for the Tamil Nadu saga that started on the night of 22 September 2016,Charlie Pride and Willie Nelson ? the residents have charted their suggestions that include 24-hour parking slots and a reduced fee from Rs 2, once again raising doubts over security preparedness in the city during the time of processions and celebrations. In his letter addressed to the senior police inspector of Juhu police station, Kedarnath R. (File Photo) Top News A SPECIAL court Wednesday directed NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal to be transferred from the state-run JJ Hospital to Arthur Road jail immediately.so people unhappy with the status quo tended to cast protest votes in favor of Islamist parties.Now there are other options and new political parties will take some of the opposition votes away from Islamists Thirdthe vast majority of protesters are not seeking to replace autocratic regimes with religious theocracies Arabs especially the young people and secular liberals who poured into the streets are not going to be satisfied with hard-line ideological regimes Islam as a solution is not enough for them; people want jobs and better lives and will demand results When Islamists were brought into the Jordanian government in 1990they tried to introduce segregation between fathers and their daughters at school events This backfired and citizens simply refused to go along with it Jordans Islamists quickly backed down Political inclusionit turned outhad a moderating effect on Islamists Islamists have proved to be no better or worse than any other party in government The best way to deal with Islamist partiesthereforeis to include them in government and hold them accountable In TunisiaEnnahda has already said that it will respect personal rights and that the veil is a womans choice If the party wants to be as successful in Tunisias next election after a new constitution has been writtenit knows it needs to present moderate views Over the next few yearsother parties will have a chance to develop in Tunisia and Islamists are likely to get a lower percentage of the vote next time around They will start winning votes in relation to their actual strength on the ground While they may be part of leading coalitions in various countriesthey are unlikely to gain power outright in any country In order to ensure peaceful political competitionthe new Arab democracies need to enshrine two principles in their new constitutions: pluralism and a peaceful political landscape free of armed groups like Hamas and Hezbollah Countries in transition have no choice but to open up the political system Excluding and Islamists out of fear will only strengthen their appeal MARWAN MUASHER is a former deputy president of Jordan For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 26 2015 12:36 am Related News Two Kandivali residents fell off a Malad flyover from their motorcycle early Friday morning One person died and another was injured in the mishap According to the police the deceased has been identified as Sanjay Bist He was riding his motorcycle and his friend Vikas Patil was the pillion Bist lost control of his bike at approximately half past midnight Friday Both are reportedly 22 years old Share This Article Related Article “The incident happened over the flyover popularly known as the Times of India Flyover on the Western Express Highway Bist for some reason lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the boundary wall of the flyover and the duo fell off the bridge No other vehicle was responsible for the accident” said a police officer with the Kurar police station The police said that Bist died on the spot due to a severe head injury and Patil got his hand fractured He is currently being treated in Shatabdi hospital “Patil is stable However we have not recorded his statement yet” the officer said [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: January 9 2017 1:47 pm Wayne Rooney is one goal away from becoming Manchester United’s highest scorer (Source: Reuters) Top News Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Wayne Rooney can extend his stay at the top level with careful management as the record-equalling striker enters the twilight of his career Rooney is one goal away from becoming United’s highest scorer after equalling Bobby Charlton’s 249-goal tally during a 4-0 victory over Reading in FA Cup third-round The club captain who arrived at Old Trafford from Everton in 2004 has two-and-a-half years left on his current contract “I don’t know it depends on him — especially on his brain on his desire” Mourinho told the British media when asked about how long Rooney can contribute at the highest level “I think everything is about desire more important than anything else I think he has motivation so if he keeps motivation he can play” The 31-year old forward who has scored just once in the Premier League so far this season has lost his regular spot in the United starting lineup The match against Reading was only the seventh time he had a full 90 minutes this season Mourinho believes midfielder Michael Carrick and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic both 35 as well as Rooney must be utilised sparingly in order to get the best out the final phase of their careers “It’s always a pity when these guys they go to the end but they get older and we cannot stop the clock” the Portuguese manager added “But when they take good care about themselves when the wives help when they train well when the manager and the staff is intelligent enough to understand the difference between the body of a teenager or the body of a man of thirty-something…they can delay the end of their career” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Bengaluru | Published: December 31 2016 1:04 pm A R Rahman on board Vijay’s next Tamil outing Related News Double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has finally given his consent to be part of Vijay’s yet-untitled next Tamil outing to be directed by Atlee The project will roll from March next year Although Rahman has agreed in principal he’s yet to sign on the dotted line “The makers are waiting to make the official announcement once he signs which might take a few more days However Rahman verbally has agreed to be part of the project” a source from the film’s unit told IANS While the genre of the film still remains a mystery it has to be seen whether it will be shot in the US as speculated so far “The film won’t be completely shot abroad Atlee has plans to shoot a few scenes either in the US or in Europe He hasn’t decided where to shoot yet and this process could easily take a few more weeks” the source said confirming that the film’s shoot might commence from February or March next year Sri Thenandal Films will be bankrolling this project which is rumoured to also feature Vadivelu and Mottai Rajendran in supporting roles Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha are slugging it out for the role of female protagonist The film tentatively called Vijay 61 is the second collaboration of Vijay and Atlee The actor-director duo has delivered Kollywood’s biggest money-spinner in 2016 Theri Although the film opened to mixed reviews from critics and fans it went to collect about Rs 150 crore at the worldwide box office For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsUpdated: March 11 2014 11:27 pm As Washington and Moscow squabble over Ukraine both are reaching out to Beijing China unsurprisingly is playing hard to get reuters Related News Chinese President Xi Jinping was among the first world leaders that Russian President Vladimir Putin called last week BEIJING’S UKRAINE Whenever Russia and the West fight China’s geopolitical leverage goes up This trend which stood the test of time for more than a century is now playing out again in the deepening crisis in Ukraine As Washington and Moscow squabble over Ukraine both are reaching out to Beijing China unsurprisingly is playing hard to get Chinese President Xi Jinping was among the first world leaders that Russian President Vladimir Putin called last week When Moscow put out the word that China was in sync with Russia’s position on Ukraine Beijing hinted “not exactly” Sensing the gap in the positions of Beijing and Moscow US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reached out to Xi this week The Chinese president of course is neither endorsing Russia nor the West He is calling for calm restraint and a diplomatic solution Through the Great Game a contest between Britain and Russia on the fringes of the subcontinent in the 19th and early 20th centuries London often cut slack for Beijing ignoring the advice of Calcutta and New Delhi Although China was weak at the turn of the 20th century London deferred to Beijing’s sensitivities in inner Asia for example in Tibet After a brief period of hostility with China in the early years of the Cold War America quickly aligned with the Chinese communists against the Russian communists and took full advantage of the Sino-Soviet rift This Western tilt towards China in the 1970s was one of the defining moments of the Cold War and set the stage for China’s integration with the global economy Over the last decade China’s partnership with Russia has deepened and the two countries have cooperated in regional and global issues against the US A widespread assumption was that Beijing’s current distrust of the West might move it closer to Russia on Ukraine On the other hand Beijing’s opposition to intervention in the internal affairs of other countries and its growing economic stakes in Ukraine underlined China’s discomfort with Russia’s attempt to detach Crimea from Kiev Yet Beijing has been unwilling to criticise Moscow in public China may have reasons to be relieved if a Cold War-like situation re-emerges in Europe and American attention is drawn away from Asia When George W Bush was elected US president in 2000 his initial focus was on limiting Chinese power in Asia As America plunged into two prolonged wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after the events of 9/11 China had the time and space to build its comprehensive national power JAPAN’S DILEMMA If China is carefully nurturing its leverage with both America and Russia Japan finds itself between a rock and a hard place As a longstanding ally of the US Tokyo might have been expected to criticise Russian actions in Ukraine But Tokyo is choosing its words carefully It does not want to antagonise its most important partner America but is also unwilling to offend Russia which has become a major foreign policy priority for Japan Tokyo today believes that the real and present danger to its national security comes from China Any national strategy of balancing Beijing Tokyo has calculated must involve closer ties with Moscow Since he came to power at the end of 2012 Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe has met five times with Putin more than any other international leader Abe has fast-tracked negotiations on the territorial dispute with Russia outlined an ambitious agenda for economic cooperation and initiated high-level defence dialogue Abe will be praying for an early resolution to the crisis in Ukraine that will save the face of Putin and Obama and leave enough space for Tokyo to deepen ties with Russia SINGAPORE’S REALISM As China and Japan ponder the complex geopolitical implications of the crisis in Ukraine Singapore the city state has simplified the narrative on the implications of the unfolding European crisis for Asia Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong argued that small countries must not depend only on multilateral arrangements or promises from big powers for their national security Singapore Lee insisted must always maintain strong armed forces as well as a capable diplomatic corps to strengthen the nation’s position in the world The lesson drawn by Lee is applicable to not only small countries but also most middle powers in Asia who must now confront the destabilising impact of renewed tensions among the great powers The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation Delhi and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakesh Natraj | Published: November 15 2013 3:02 am Related News The first four games of the World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen have ended in draws and already there are murmurs that this is not really good for the game When a game ends in a draware spectators disappointed The question may never be answered satisfactorilymainly because each fan engages with his/her sport uniquely Competition is at the core of sport and it is understandable that fans (perhaps even the majority) expect a result I do not consider myself a sports nut but have caught myself indulging in the occasional scarily intense celebration when a favourite team scores a last-minute winner Spending days in a funk on the back of a terrible loss (yoursyour teamswhats the difference)cutting yourself off from football-related news and avoiding friends who support a rival club is a part of the fan experience too Agreeddraws deprive most fans of this type of acute engagement with the sport but on most days we are OK witheven prepared foranything in between Then againthere are draws and there are draws Alsothere is the high-brow argument that the connoisseur derives a more mellow pleasure from the game itselfnot so much from the mundane detail of the identity of the winner and the loser Seeing as there is no prescribed way to invest ones emotionsthere is no way to settle this debatebut the assumption that it is purely the nature of the spectators involvement with the sport that determines what is considered the preferable outcomeis exceedingly naive The good of the game seldom concerns the fan or the game itselfbut the men who invest more than just their emotions in it A sport cannot survive without sponsorstelevision revenues and corporate backing In the championship match in Chennaithere has been a six-hour draw and a 67-minute draw There have been fighting draws and over-cautious ones Stillwith the cash-strapped sport (read the federation) straining to milk its Fischer-Spassky momentanother couple of draws will be two draws too many (Raakesh is a principal correspondent based in New Delhi) [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: April 11 2017 6:33 am On Sunday four Amul parlours were demolished (Source: Express photo) Top News A DAY after the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) “demolished” four of the 13 Amul parlours located at Alkapuri Badamadi Baug Khanderao Market and the Vadodara Railway Station on Sunday the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) is at loggerheads with the civic body and has moved the High Court to seek a stay on further demolition of parlours The VMC has been directed by the court to file a reply to the petition by April 24 On Monday the GCMMF issued a statement claiming “On April 9 2017 without any prior notice or intimation four parlours were demolished by the VMC It has not only resulted in a loss of Rs 40 lakhs to the farmers of Gujarat but also caused inconvenience to the residents of Vadodara” The GCMMF claimed that similar to the arrangement with the Corporations of Ahmedabad Surat and Rajkot the VMC too after due resolutions in their committees had assigned 18 sites to GCMMF for the construction of Amul parlours in August 2015 after which the necessary advance deposits were made “The sites were surveyed by designated officials and after due verification a possession letter was issued to commence the construction” However the VMC maintains that the parlours — one of which is located on VMC’s own premises — were illegal and came up without building permissions Municipal Commissioner Vinod Rao said that a meeting was called on April 8 — a day before the demolition—with Amul officials who were told about the irregularities in the structure They were given a week’s time to demolish the same “We held a meeting with the Amul officials The GCMMF’s statement is gross misrepresentation of facts involving criminal breach of trust Amul parlours were constructed without any building permission on VMC premises including heritage structures green spaces and road-line No formal agreement was signed Many conditions of allotment were violated This was agreed upon by the Amul officials during a meeting on April 8 They agreed to remove the structures on their own to avoid confrontation with the VMC All four shops were vacated by the franchisees on their own following instructions from the Amul officials and not the VMC” According to Rao shops were sub-let to franchisees without the permission of VMC Asked how the parlours especially the one standing on the VMC premises were allowed to be constructed and operational without a building permission Rao said “I am as surprised as you” The issue raised a debate among political circles especially since many leaders believed that the allotments of franchises for the parlours were made at the behest of Akota MLA Saurabh Patel Last week during a press conference Patel clarified that he had nothing to do with the allotments In a statement Patel said “I made no representation to allot these parlours to any particular person The administration has executed the project after following its procedures If any irregularities are found action must be taken against the officer concerned” A senior BJP leader said “If the VMC has decided to demolish it they should initiate action against those officers who allowed these structures to come up” The VMC shared a letter undersigned by two franchise owners — Ulhas Kulabkar and Mansi Kulabkar — stating “It was decided in the meeting (April 8) that due to serious procedural lapses on part of Amul including not obtaining the required building permissions and other licenses Amul on its own would discontinue the parlours and remove the unauthorised structures within a period of one week” Dismissing the claim R S Sodhi MD of GCMMF said “The VMC has not given us a notice for this demolition It has an agreement with the GCMMF not with the franchise owners The notice should have come to the GCMMF We have all the documents of this allotment made by the civic body… We have paid a year’s rent amounting to Rs 1 lakh per parlour and paid the second year’s rent in advance” Meanwhile Justice RM Chhaya of the Gujarat HC has passed an interim order directing the parties to maintain status-quo and has thus stayed demolition of the remaining nine parlours For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top Newss election last month.

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former captain said: “We have? being LACCFED chairman ? “I’m really looking forward to things changing because it’s high time we take the censor board a bit more seriously than the way it’s been handled in the last couple of months. We spoke to a few film personalities who had the privilege of knowing and working with the late poet.” Related News Actor Mark Ruffalo has teased his fans about the relationship his Hulk and Bruce Banner will share in the upcoming film “Thor: Ragnarok”. says they are not seeking financial help from anyone, the government has been insisting that bringing back odd-even was a choice made by the people and not a government policy like the first edition. “But the door opened on the 13th and 14th.