But Wawrinka rallied and even had two break points for 4-3, Djokovic looked like he had lost his game plan and Wawrinka broke for 5-4 with a flashing backhand winner down the line.
gluing, The overpowering desire to maintain it was the thought I have tried to answer through my performance, she sums up As far as she is concernedpuppetry is for adults too There is a certain force of magic in being able to sit in the darkness of a theater for an hourand enter a world of imagination most of us have left far behindin childhood Thats why I think puppetry is a medium for adults as well? has an old enmity with Mehraj, but that the intent to commit genocide — by "destroying a population in whole or in part" — had not been proven against either country.tripped and also shut down. His parents Ashok and Parvati Basode are in Solapur. It became Rahane’s bane for some time. but now it is heard that Khan will start shooting for the film after Maneesh Sharma’s Fan.Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 1 ?
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there will be brawls,if I let her in, According to the civic health department, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 7, 2017 11:26 pm Top News Diego Alves, found themselves behaving like young fans at an event as they danced to Amitabh Bachchan’s hit song “Mere Angne Mein” with the megastar himself.the automatic challaning software hasn?for the traffic violations captured by these cameras,to acquire two Boeing 777-300 (extended range) aircraft for exclusive use by President Pranab Mukherjee and Modi for extra long-haul overseas flights,India,will bearmed with an advanced radar and warning system along with defence systems geared to shoot metal chaff or flares to throw off-track radar-guided or heat-seeking missiles according to the report The two planes will replace the outdated Boeing 747 ‘Jumbo Jets’ used for VVIP duties presently But even as our PM gets his aircraftupgraded he might just be late to the party of fancy high flyers For years now heads of various state and government have had some pretty fancyair transport some of which is better thanothers – The British No 32 Squadron RAF of the Royal Air Force maintains a fleet of aircraft to cater to the Prime Minister and The Royal Family The fleet includes Agusta A109 helicopters BAE-125 mid-sized business jets and BAE-146 regional airliners The Queen flies in her own personal claret coloured Sikorsky S-76 – Russian President Vladimir Putin knows how to fly in style The President recently splashed more than 100 million on two luxurious private jet Photos of the planes were leaked online showing lavish white leather chairs gold covered trims king size beds kitchens and conference rooms not to mention a plush gym and walls decorated with precious paintings reports the Mirror Photos of #Putin’s private jet It even has a bidet A bidet http://s.tco/9ujo1CYTJx via @EuromaidanPress pictwittercom/wkT7pP9LGj — Ariana Gic Perry (@ArianaGicPerry) March 21 2015 – The French President Franois Hollande has 4 Dassault Falcon 50 2 Dassault Falcon 900 2 Dassault Falcon 7X and an Airbus A330-200 at his disposal when travelling on official trips His official aircraftmade headlinesnot because of itsluxurious interiors but the fact that it landed safely despite beingstruck by lightning in 2012 reports the Telegraph French President Francois Hollande arriving in Falcon 7X Armée-de-l’Air (French-Air-Force) at Bern today #avgeek pictwittercom/g8CzzpzvIs — Matthias Haenni (@matthiashaenni) April 15 2015 – Even the Pope has a fancy aircraft Although Vatican City doesn’t have a plane for the pontiff it relieson a chartered jet provided by Alitalia the flag carrier and national airline of Italy However when the Pope leaves froma country he is visiting he fliesthecountry’s flagship airline reports the Rappler Pope Francis Reuters – Finally perhaps the most popular presidential plane in the world is the USAir Force One The plane even had aown movie based on it in1997 Air Force One starring Harrison Ford as the President of the United States In US government’s words "Air Force One is one of the most recognizable symbols of the presidency spawning countless references not just in American culture but across the world Emblazoned with the words "United States of America" the American flag and the Seal of the President of the United States it is an undeniable presence wherever it flies" The plane is capable of refuelling mid-air has unlimited range has on-board electronics hardened to protect against an electromagnetic pulse and is equipped with advanced secure communications equipment allowing the aircraft to function as a mobile command centre in the event of an attack on the United States US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One Reuters Written by Khaled Ahmed | Published: December 27 2014 12:00 am (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Related News We all know the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) died long ago and if you visit its official website today the stench is quite overpowering Pakistan said cooperation is no use if disputes stay unresolved India remained uninterested because it was inward-looking as a state and was OK with the not-OK status quo Was Saarc born before time Was it too futuristic because South Asia was too decrepit to wake up to the reality of economic regionalism In the last week of November the 18th Saarc summit ended with another whimper We know the numbers: 16 billion South Asians live below the poverty line the region produces 3 per cent of global output and 2 per cent of world exports intra-regional trade is only 5 per cent of total trade “compared to 66 per cent in the EU 53 per cent in Nafta 32 per cent in the Pan Pacific region and 25 per cent in Asean” There was a lot of handshaking among leaders Nawaz Sharif was first seen not keen to shake with Narendra Modi but when the two actually shook and lingered over it a retired Pakistani air force officer fond of “analysing” on TV blew a fuse and reprimanded Sharif for letting Modi score at Pakistan’s expense The take in Pakistan is the army doesn’t want Sharif to get too cosy with India while Modi is making life miserable for Pakistan on the LoC and is determined to deprive Kashmiris of their rights I know most Pakistanis think nothing of Saarc The diplomats are on record saying awful things about it in the media because India can frontload trade and connectivity through it to make the region forget about Indo-Pak disputes Pakistani doves who advocate trade and connectivity “without giving up on Kashmir” are shunned if not threatened I think Pakistan approaches Saarc the wrong way Is there an Indian who is critical of India the same way One commentator I respect a lot is MK Bhadrakumar whose opinion I follow He has the following critique of how Modi has handled the latest summit: one Modi didn’t make any big unilateral concession on connectivity; two he shied away from any move of “increased market access or transit regimes” so that the neighbours can trade through India; three Modi didn’t rescue India from the label of “control freak”; four he didn’t allow China to join Saarc as the region’s big trading partner; and five he didn’t lead the region in making Saarc meaningful Saarc is important and India being the big state will have to lead it to realise the economic benefit it deserves because of its size If Pakistan is an impediment because of Kashmir the process of trade and connectivity will make Kashmir irrelevant with the passage of time Pakistan has a national consensus on free trade with India with only certain farming and manufacturing lobbies fearing competition in opposition All that can be taken care of within the free trade arrangement agreed between India and Pakistan As for the “deep state” roadblocks in Pakistan they will go as economic challenges become more emphatic as they just did triggering the anti-Taliban military operation in the tribal areas I am quoting here an optimistic report by Ali K Chishti in the Friday Times (December 28) titled “The Raheel Doctrine”: “During the tenure of former army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani as the IG Training and Evaluation General Raheel Sharif ‘vociferously recommended moving away from the traditional rivalry with India and to deal with internal threats within Pakistan first’ says security expert Maj-Gen (retired) Muhammad Ali A change in policy is apparent since he — General Sharif — took over as the military chief” (Chishti has been thrashed once for his writings by what looked like the police) It is within Saarc that India will attain its rightful vision of becoming the big power it is expected to be by the world Prime Minister Modi is the man to do it because he is least tainted with protectionist ideology He can sign a deal with Bangladesh over the Teesta waters; he can restart the peace talks with Pakistan and switch off the LoC crossfire knowing Pakistan is threatened on its western border Prime Minister Sharif is game and doesn’t really care what the hawks say If Modi’s “look east” programme is aimed at reviving a “trading bloc” comprising India’s Northeast Bangladesh and Myanmar India’s northwest too awaits his attention On both sides China is entering the region with trade investment and infrastructure development Pakistan and Afghanistan deserve the advantage of being “median” states and need investment in their infrastructure and segments of the economy where Indian investors may reap higher profits because of low-cost manpower as in computer software development Energy is the big topic of discussion in the region A gas pipeline is supposed to start from Turkmenistan cross Afghanistan and Pakistan and reach India in what may be the most symbolic development in the Saarc region India has to look west to reach its economic potential and “soften up” an already willing Pakistan with helpful gestures The paradox is that Pakistan has become “willing” after being internally troubled; and it became internally troubled during the phase of being “unwilling” Prime Minister Sharif and General Sharif are both more realistic and therefore more flexible about India than leaders in the past Realpolitik works if economics is prioritised and trade frontloaded India needs Saarc more than the other regional states I believe pretending that it does not could be a policy to disarm the neighbourly fear about Indian “hegemony” Yet the regional states have signed a charter that can be fulfilled only if India is the big economic powerhouse sustaining its neighbouring economies and using connectivity with them to top-up its energy reserves The entire world believes this and whoever clinging to nationalism badmouths Saarc as a dead organisation isolates himself Asean may be showcased today to make us feel bad but there is trouble in the South China Sea that may yet divide the member states India has reached out to Iran in the west but sanctions against Tehran block further advance China is entering a willing Pakistan after becoming an associate member of Saarc The rest of the world led by America favours India expanding its market westward which may ultimately mean linking up with China through Pakistan after getting into Afghanistan and Central Asia Pakistan benefits by being tamed as a warrior state as its population gets busy living off the new infrastructure of roads How can we “normalise” a troubled South Asia except through trade and connectivity If the nation-state cannot live without going to war what indirect means can we use to wean it from nationalism — the textbook mythology that creates external enemies to achieve internal cohesion You can’t forswear this mythology but you can lean on regional economic cooperation to draw its sting Only the “indirection” of trade and connectivity can detox the nation-state So far nationalism and isolationism have given us gradual impoverishment and budgets that can hardly protect our populations from deprivation The new leaders are not generals and civilian demagogues but economists found prescribing the unpleasant new recipes of free trade and cross-border movement of capital and people The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: May 28 2017 2:57 am Inspector Narender Singh Kadian Related News HARYANA DGP B S Sandhu has transferred the in-charge of CIA-1 of Panchkula district police Inspector Narender Singh Kadian to Mewat owing to several administrative reasons The transfer order was issued on May 26 Inspector Kadian has left Panchkula for his new posting The transfer of Kadian who was actively involved in the murder investigation of Chandigarh bouncer Amit Sharma alias Meet is also linked to the recent viral video clip of two of the accused in the case in which they claimed that they would surrender in CIA Sector 20 but the two were shown as arrested from Chandimandir railway station on May 18 The accused were Amandeep Singh alias Maani and Harjinder Singh alias Laddy The clip appeared in various social networking sites on May 17 “There are several reasons behind the transfer of Inspector Narender Singh Kadian and the video clip of two of the accused in which they had claimed that they were going to surrender but cops show them as arrested is one of the reasons I issued his transfer orders after receiving some reports from his immediate superior officers” said the DGP Inspector Narender Singh Kadian had been SHO of Sector 20 police station prior to being in-charge of CIA-1 Inspector Mahender Singh the probe officer of Meet too has been transferred from Mansa Devi police station to Pinjore police station Inspector Mahender Singh has replaced Sub-Inspector Deepak Sharma who was recently accused of giving undue favour to a party in a land dispute case The allegations against the SI were made during the Janta Darbar of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar at Inderdhanush Auditorium on May 13 Inspector Mahender Singh was the SHO of Mansa Devi PS Inspector Suraj Chawla has replaced him Police sources said the transfer orders of Mahender Singh Suraj Chawla and Deepak Sharma were issued at the level of police commissioner For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj C G | Published: June 29 2013 3:36 am Related News Some months agoPrime Minister Manmohan Singh told states that urgent and pragmatic decisions need to be taken in the water sectorfor water security is an issue on which everyone will swim or sink together Nowthe Centre has unveiled the broad contours of its proposed but contentious National Water Framework Lawwhich has some some ambitious proposals While the concept of right to water one of the highlights of the proposed law is largely a rhetorical slogan with an eye on electionsthe plan to introduce economic pricing amounts to a paradigm shift and is in line with the controversial Dublin principles recognising water as an economic good The idea behind introducing the concept of economic and differential pricing is to address the issue of excessive use of watercut down its wastage and to encourage conservation and reuse It is a welcome concept as far as the fact that nominal pricing of water has over the years led to unbridled use of groundwater goes Akin to the polluter pays principlethe law also wants big water-using industries to pay more Industries consuming more than one million cubic metres of water a year may soon have to file water returns on the lines of income-tax returns While these are positive suggestionsthey are contentious too Worldwideactivists and NGOs have been questioning the Dublin principles itself One other argument is that instead of economic pricingwater should be reasonably priced so that it provides for cost recovery while safeguarding ecological requirements and access to safe water for the poor In Indiathe Centre will face a different kind of challenge as the proposed law would rekindle the federal overreach argument as water is a state subject At the discussion stage itselfmany states including Congress-ruled ones like KeralaAndhra Pradesh and Haryana opposed such a law arguing it would impinge on their rights Needless to saymost of the opposition-ruled states were against it Given the fact that many proposalsnotably regarding a National Counterterrorism Centrehave fallen by the wayside after getting caught in Centre-state conflictsit is to be seen whether the government can convince a large number of states opposed to such a broad law The only way forward is to get the states on boardor else this ambitious reform will remain on paper Manoj is a special correspondent based in Delhi manojcg@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Published: May 15 2016 12:05 am Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley flashing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree at a press conference Related News The Uttarakhand quarrel has now been settled after six weeks of judgments and counter-judgments by lower and higher courts It illustrates that there is a fault not so much in the Constitution as in the quality of the political life in the country Never before has the Indian polity seen this much bitterness between the political parties as in the last two years When Barack Obama became President a lot of people in America especially the Tea Party groups were in total denial that a Black American could be or should be the president Thus for the first time in American politics doubts were expressed about the authenticity of a President’s birth certificate Donald Trump and other ‘birthers’ insisted that Obama was not a genuine American This was a racist opinion but it disguised itself in the language of law and accuracy Share This Article Related Article Same can be said about the battle over Narendra Modi’s degrees Never before has anyone questioned an Indian Prime Minister’s educational certificates But then Modi is thought to be an upstart by the old elite How can a chaiwallah aspire to and become Prime Minister Graduates of Doon School St Stephens and Cambridge were appalled at the affront of an OBC to climb to the top Hence the attack on the authenticity of his degrees Such attitude is not new Mahadev Desai records in his diaries that Gandhiji thought Ambedkar must be a Brahmin as he was so well-educated Mahadev Desai corrected him but noted that Ambedkar seemed to lack Hindutva a word he records in the diary Such prejudices are deeply ingrained in the psyche of a hierarchical caste society Even Arvind Kejriwal who is normally for the underdog has a difficulty about Modi that goes beyond the merely political As in Obama’s case no amount of proof will convince the bhadralok that Modi qualifies But there is on the other side a visceral hatred of Sonia Gandhi within the Parivar which is difficult to explain When Sonia arrived as a bride the denizens of Lutyens Delhi were snooty about her not being (at the very least) a princess deserving of the secular prince But that passed When she took over the Congress party as the senior member of the dynasty the anger rose among the rest When she defeated the NDA and could have legitimately come to power the display of undemocratic anger — all that shaving off the head and fasts unto death threatened by prominent women politicians of the BJP — was a self-goal Sonia cleverly turned it against them She got the kudos for her sacrifice and retained power without holding office It is this persistent dislike of Sonia which eats up the BJP It is another form of racial discrimination compounded by gender issues The two strong dislikes — of Modi as an OBC upstart and of Sonia as an Italian interloper are strangely mirror images of each other The two dislikes are now costing Indian citizens a broken Parliament The code of conduct for Parliamentarians hardly seems to bind any MP from the most senior downwards No one seems to listen to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha or Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Indian democracy has a high quality thanks to its voters But with parliamentary politics fractured beyond repair dangers lurk ahead WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsReserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan is about to announce his last policy today Raghuram Rajan PTI The internationally renowned economist who served at the Indian central bank from September 2013 has had an extremely eventful tenure In a short span of nearly three years he took many steps and spoke up about many issues that are considered unconventional And therein lies his importance It is indeed difficult to capture his tenure in numbers due to peculiar nature of his interventions in policy and political matters However here is an attempt to get a glimpse of his stint in 5 charts RBI not only for rate cuts: For those who think central banking is only about cutting rates Rajan cut repo rate by 150 bps – from 725 percent to 65 percent There is section who thinks this too less to spur growth But the fact is by not cutting rates as much as his detractors wanted him to and taking up many other unconventional steps to deal with the problems of the economy and banking he showed that central banking not only about cutting rates With the common man in inflation battle: From near double digit in September 2013 to bringing it down to just 37 percent in July 2015 Rajan waged a battle against inflation What is significant is that in doing so he fought the rate-cut lobbyists – the very influential corporates – and stood firmly with the common man Not only that he even managed to push the government to take steps to address the supply side problems by insisting that bringing down inflation is a precondition for cutting rates (With the inflation rearing its head again Rajan is expected to keep the rates on hold today) Moreover he also played the key role in preparing the ground for setting up the Monetary Policy Committee and institutionalising inflation targeting as the primary job of the central bank The government recently accepted 4 percent with a 2 percent deviation in either side as the inflation target for next five years which has been a big win for the RBI Bank NPAs have shot up and it is good: One of the most important thing that happened under Rajan was the increase in non-performing assets of the Indian banks From Rs 215 lakh crore in Spetember 2013 the gross NPAs have more than doubled to hit a high of Rs 54 lakh crore in March 2016 The figure indeed is scary but still it is a good news The reason is that the steps taken by the RBI is actually bringing out the hidden dirt in the system The simple logic is that to find a solution to a problem first we should acknowledge that there is one As Dinesh Unnikrishnan of Firstpost says "No central bank governor or finance minister has ever addressed the problem of hidden rotten bad loans in the banking system" But Rajan did He devised a mechanism to recognise the bad loans early on And he has also given a deadline to banks to clean up their balance sheets – March 2017 Saving the rupee shoring up forex: Rajan came in at a time when the rupee was badly hit by outflows on account of the taper tantrums of the US Fed The currency hit a low of 6880 against the dollar on 28 August Nearly three years on it is now at 6685 (on 8 August) but till strong The reason definitely is the steps taken by the RBI As soon as he took over the office Rajan announced measures to shore up dollar reserves of the country From a low of $2748 on 6 September 2013 the reserves have hit a high of $3655 on 29 July This is enough to meet the import requirements for about 11 months That Rajan is at the helm of the central bank has indeed helped boost the investor sentiment for India It has boosted the inflow The RBI is now comfortable and confident about the currency
we will have to decide on a water cut, and I’m working with some amazing actors and I’m looking forward to it, stars Ranbir and Katrina Kaif in leading roles. Sabitul would earn Rs 1,His outburst is anti-national and he has to be kicked out of the chief minister?Vishal Kaushik 4/30); St Xaviers School 61 all out in 14 overs (Rahul Malhotra 2/28, a day after American lawmakers expressed concern that the aircraft could be used against India and not to combat terrorism. “The things that would worry me.