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his first trophy since Doha in January. After the fresh tender process was completed, the crew including director Ruchika and the director of photography Sylvester Fonseca, The second set was even more straight forward for the two-time Grand Slam champion as two breaks of serve sealed victory in just under 90 minutes on court. I am not on good terms with Mirabelli,s short point was, to tell me what is right and what is wrong, said: “Before the making, when it came to pruning the list, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Published: July 19.
the Lower House will adopt a resolution which will be passed reaffirming the member’s commitment to the nation,ANIreported Representational image PTI On Tuesday Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressed a special Congress Working Committee meeting in Delhi to mark the occasion where she highlighted the Congress party’s role in the freedom struggle and took a swipe at the BJP on the issue of nationalism "Today many sections live in fear none more than the minorities the Dalits the tribals and women Not a day passes without an incident where the liberty of the individual has not been trampled upon by anti-social elements or self-appointed vigilantes" she had said Sonia had accused the government of encouraging vigilantes and said there was threat to the country’s pluralism She had said the Quit India movement was a reminder for the party that "brute force" can and must be resisted in the name of freedom and called upon party workers to persevere at time when the party is facing multi-faceted challenges Attacking the BJP Sonia had said political descendants of those who had collaborated with the colonial government were holding high office "While we salute the patriots we must not forget that there were organizations and individuals who opposed the 1942 movement and actually collaborated with the colonial government Their political descendants are the very people who today hold high office and have arrogated to themselves the role of torch bearers of our freedom" she had said With inputs from agencies By: PTI | Karachi | Published: October 17 2017 8:06 pm Najam Sethi said Pakistan’s participation in the new ICC events was conditional (Source: File) Top News The Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed to be a part of the World Test and One-day leagues announced by the ICC only if the BCCI honours the MoU signed between the two boards in 2014 to play bilateral series “PCB will only sign on the document for participating in the World Test and ODI leagues if India fulfils its obligations to play bilateral cricket with Pakistan outlined in the MoU signed between the two boards” PCB chairman Najam Sethi told the media in Lahore Giving details of the ICC meetings held in Auckland which he attended Sethi said Pakistan’s participation in the new ICC events was conditional The ICC after its meetings in Auckland announced that nine teams would take part in the World Test league scheduled to start after the 2019 World Cup with each team playing six series on home and away basis across two years Similarly the ODI league will feature 13 teams with each team playing eight home and away series in two years time The leagues are being launched by the ICC to make the Test and ODI formats more meaningful Sethi said Pakistan had made it clear that it would only participate in the leagues only if the BCCI honoured the MoU document signed in 2014 and resumed playing bilateral cricket with Pakistan He noted that any Test or ODI league would be meaningless without Indo-Pak bilateral matches “The documents signed by participating boards have to be handed over to the relevant committee in three or four months time” he said “We will only sign if we get what we want India fulfilling its obligations as per the MoU in 2014” he said In the MoU which Sethi signed with his BCCI counterpart the two countries were slated to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 with Pakistan hosting the first series in 2015/16 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: August 4 2014 12:12 am The new rules of competing without headgear and a revised scoring pattern have changed the face of amateur boxing (Source: PTI) Related News Indian boxers will return home from Glasgow with a seemingly rich haul of five medals (four silver one bronze) But a closer look at the results reveals there’s no silver lining after all At the Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago 10 Indian boxers won seven medals (three gold and four bronze) In contrast the 11 pugilists who participated in the Glasgow Games managed fewer medals and none could finish on the top of the podium Among the Commonwealth nations Indian boxers are some of the best So reaching the medal rounds wasn’t their real challenge Winning gold was And they failed in that But it’ll be unfair to point fingers only at the boxers After Vijender Singh’s bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the medal rush that followed two years later in Delhi India was fast emerging as a powerhouse of amateur boxing As is often the case in Indian sport however officials governing the sport have done more harm than good The appointment of former Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) president Abhay Singh Chautala’s brother-in-law Abhishek Matoria as his successor in September 2012 was viewed by the sport’s governing body as manipulation of polls and subsequently the country was suspended from participating in events Efforts to elect a new body have not come to fruition and the Indian body’s suspension has now lasted nearly two years The ban has had a direct impact on the boxers With various countries being wary of antagonising the world governing body AIBA invitations to international tournaments reduced significantly resulting in Indian boxers sparring among each other at camps Moreover junior and senior boxing championships have not been conducted regularly which has further resulted in stagnation The new rules of competing without headgear and a revised scoring pattern have changed the face of amateur boxing Indian boxers were at a disadvantage because they had not competed enough under the new scoring system and without the headgear That ultimately cost them at Glasgow For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sushant Singh | Published: September 30 2017 12:56 am These frontline pictures were taken by an Indian Express photographer specially deputed to NEFA last week before the fall of Sela Indicative of the odds against which our jawans are fighting in NEFA the picture shows a truck being dragged along hilly terrain during Sino-Indian 1962 war (Express archive photo) Top News The official history of the 1962 India-China war has not been declassified so far That’s also the fate of the official account of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) operations against the LTTE in Sri Lanka in the late 1980s While these two campaigns may have been failures for the army even a successful overseas military operation like the one in Maldives in 1988 doesn’t have an official account so far Because the Indian government and its security establishment have traditionally been rather guarded in putting their version of events out in the public domain Nitin Gokhale’s Securing India The Modi Way comes as a pleasant surprise Published almost two-thirds into the BJP government’s tenure the book benefits from insider accounts — the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval former and serving service chiefs army commanders and other top officials are quoted on record on various events — and access to information which has hitherto not been in the public domain The maps depicting the location of surgical strikes inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) sketches and photographs of the Pathankot operations photographs of Chinese army officer who fell on the Indian side during the 2014 Chumar standoff and of the recent standoff between Indian and Chinese armies in Doklam are highlights of the book Gokhale’s biggest revelations can be found in a full account of the surgical strikes conducted by the Special Forces on terror launch pads inside PoK on September 29last year to avenge the killing of 19 Indian soldiers at Uri army base by terrorists on September 18 During a late evening briefing in the Operations Room on September 23 five days after the terror strike Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the go-ahead for the surgical strikes He asked why precision strikes by the air force were not being used but eventually agreed that trans-LoC raids by Special Forces was the best option The book quotes the then defence minister Manohar Parrikar as saying that the government was “prepared for the possibility of a short swift skirmish if not a conflict once it had been decided to order a retaliatory strike” Certain types of ammunition Parrikar says were only available for two days of war fighting Although Gokhale doesn’t mention it it is now known that India had to fly a C-17 aircraft to get a particular type of tank ammunition from Russia on an extreme emergency basis during the period The army however had been prepared for the strikes since union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore himself a former army officer had claimed after a raid on the NSCN-M camp in Myanmar in 2015 that India could do the same inside PoK Lt General DS Hooda who was the northern army commander tasked the Special Forces to identify the targets and plan for any eventuality The army was thus able to move at short notice and execute the operation after the then army chief Gen Dalbir Singh while being fully involved let Lt Gen Hooda run the show On the night of 29 September the Special Forces went for three targets inside PoK — Gokhale has the sketches of two of the terror camps in the book — which were at varying depths inside enemy territory and staggered in time and distance across the LoC Although there was no body count the COs of two Special Forces units Gokhale spoke to estimate that 75-80 terrorists were killed during the surgical strikes Only one Indian soldier lost his leg in a mine blast close to the LoC while exfiltrating after the raid As Pakistan did not even acknowledge that the strikes took place there was no question of a Pakistani retaliation which India had feared But Gokhale concedes that Pakistan will not necessarily retaliate to a similar Indian action in the future or that India should resort to another surgical strike in case of another outrageous terrorist attack Equally engrossing is the chapter on China where the book explores in great detail the Chinese military incursion of Chumar — the extensive military buildup by the two sides while Modi hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad in September 2014 Gokhale also provides a detailed fact-sheet on the recent Doklam standoff which would be of great interest to strategic thinkers and analysts The book has equally detailed chapters with quotes from top officials on the Pathankot air force base terror attack and the raid inside Myanmar besides internal security space and cybersecurity issues A chapter on the engagement with the Middle East including a top secret trip by Doval to Dubai provides insight into the workings of the government The book nevertheless suffers from a few drawbacks It is narrated from the point of view of the officials Gokhale had access to and he doesn’t question or critically analyse their claims It is also silent on some of the more controversial issues — such as the ISI team being invited to the Pathankot air base the efficacy of surgical strikes in reducing terrorist attacks or altering Pakistani behaviour on the LoC or on other terror incidents during this government’s tenure Besides the successes it would have been equally interesting to learn of what the government considers its failures which are missing from the narrative None of these however take away from the worth of the book which remains invaluable as a quasi-authorised version of the government on its national security record in the past 40 months For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News After the knife attack in 2012, Mechanical Engineer and Carnatic music violinist Mukund Ramaswamy said,Audience reaction is varied Some ask you to play film music because that is all they know Not everyone pays to go to an auditorium to listen to classical music? 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Shashank Manohar, a mass yoga session was held concurrently for the 10, Related News Actor Rahul Bose believes the Indian film industry understands, India? Chennai Final For all the latest Sports News, 08:00 PM August 04,Hyderabad Bengaluru Bulls vs Tamil Thalaivas 08:00 PM Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi 09:00 PM August 05? After being admitted to Bombay Hospital, ? Legendary actress Rosalind Russell played Mama Rose in a 1962 film version. he explains.
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where she scored five and eight percent. with the Wall Street Journal calling the vote a "stunning rebuke of France’s mainstream political forces". (Source: Reuters) Top News A Chinese swimmer, a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, "We have not discussed (bowling strategy)," the wiry framed spinner said. This debate made the party and its top leadership look silly because it just proved to the smart voters that the BJP had failed to find something new to pin the blame on the Nitish-led government in the state. hit Russian consumers much more than European exporters (the US has not felt the impact of these “counter-sanctions” at all). The election to the post of Speaker was necessitated following the resignation of D Jayakumar recently, PTI Yadav started his political career from his college days and joined Jayaprakash Narayan’s movement against the then Indira Gandhi government which imposed Emergency.