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Instead of protecting, general public is less.” she told the gathering.” she added.By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 28which led to sky-rocketing prices of essential commodities and services. (Representational image) Top News The regional parties continue to show controlled aggression in their attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move ahead of the civic body polls. according to Associated Press. A case was lodged against Mehboob and seven unidentified people at the Tanda police station, I want to stay around the sport.

The draft plan, orchestra’s and composers…such a wonderful feel it leaves us all with…to be a part of this privilege…to be a part of national identity, Now kiss the burn of Cyber War,It was Michael himself who tested his DNA, communities and religions… And you will find that you are living in one of the best countries in the world! ” Also read |Randeep Hooda: My parents think I am absolutely mad The idiom ‘Ignorance is bliss’ suits so perfectly to what the Sarbjit actor has stated here In a way he is right There are certain things that social media blows out of proportion There are certain issues that people on social media have no way of understanding because they have no clue about ‘ground reality’ But does that discount how helpful social media has been otherwise Also doesn’t staying away from news and not debating stop evolution of a human being’s intelligence Is Randeep Hooda right about his advice Also with all the snarky comments and sarcasm that we see today – is this one such sarcastic note After all the tone of sarcasm is better heard than read For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsUpdated: March 13 2014 9:43 am It might be too much for the patriotic Indian to read this along stories about the Indian army spooking the government Related News BY : Salman Khurshid It might be too much for the patriotic Indian to read this along stories about the Indian army spooking the government If your comment on the CCS (Cabinet Committee on Security) did not touch national security and our strategic commitments (‘Committee on Insecurity’ Shekhar Gupta’s National Interest IE March 1) I would have thanked you silently for the quality of humour in these humourless times However if The Indian Express has chosen to emulate the Private Eye I implore you change the format and carry a warning for the unsuspecting citizen It might be too much for the patriotic Indian to read this along stories about the Indian army spooking the government Presumably you were wrong else the BJP that claims an uncompromising record on patriotism would not enthusiastically receive in its ranks a former army chief suspected of such adventurism Or is it that all being fair in love and war a little hypocrisy and being economical with the truth is fine to please friends The absence of terrorist attacks on India in recent times you presumably attribute to the “kindness” of our enemy not our preparedness The UPA chairperson’s concern in accompanying the then home minister to the site of dastardly attacks you believe is all he was good for As for the external affairs minister you really think being accessible to your tribe is not part of the job Perhaps I will remember this next time your correspondents want a story Your sources claim they saved my predecessor external affairs minister from the embarrassment of reading another UN delegate’s speech but did not admit tardiness in not placing the right speech The fingerprints are clear It is elementary Mr Editor You might think that complaints by maids against our diplomats abroad is not an issue but the people think differently as they do about the treatment of our students abroad I serve the people not the press Unsuccessful by your standards I can understand but inconsequential Is this journalism of courage or contritenes perhaps linguistic malfunction A common term I used recently some people including your ilk have sought to twist and then questioned its propriety Surely you did not also use it in your comment to oblige me but because it best described according to you my condition — as indeed that of my other CCS colleagues That word is fine if used by you but offensive if we do But in what sense did you use it for the CCS I have known sticks and stones doing what words cannot but this word certainly touched a raw nerve I imagine you have a readership across the world where we engage in serious dialogue on strategic issues Thank you for telling the world that they need not take us seriously Fortunately we are secure because foreign policy is more serious than editorial ruminations Hopefully extremists will not believe your story Incidentally were you really upset at being preempted in using the N/I word Ministers must not appear smarter than editors Let us look at our work in recent months Presumably the invitation to India for Geneva II; success on Kudankulam 3 and 4 during the Russian vice premier’s recent visit; the cooperation we get from nuclear suppliers like Canada and Australia and expectation of membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and other regimes; the growing number of countries supporting India’s permanent membership of the UN Security Council; our role in the political and security transition in Afghanistan reflected most recently in my visit to Kandahar to launch the agricultural university (the last visit of an external affairs minister was with a plane-load of terrorists); the depth and expanse of defence cooperation with Russia and the US simultaneously; the visits to India of the Saudi crown prince Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and the Omani foreign minister in the same week; the hitherto-unimagined reality of several wanted criminals quietly extradited to India; our membership of the Arctic Council; the visits of the Japanese prime minister and the emperor; the visit of the Korean president — all happened not because our interlocutors read The Indian Express but because the cabinet and the CCS have steered the country from the days of nuclear winter (sanctions) to being participants in the global nuclear discourse a prominent contributor at the G-20 high table and membership of BRICS and IPSA Expressions like India being a net security provider to the Indian Ocean region and expectations of India’s role in the Gulf are not our imagination and certainly do not match your assessment of the intellectual political strategic prowess of the people on the CCS With such contributions by an inconsequential external affairs minister I would rather not be consequential Accountability in democracy is through parliamentary scrutiny media and people’s mandate Admittedly UPA 1 cannot be faulted And UPA 2 is still to face it Meanwhile one wonders about your position on the US government when 9/11 happened I believe their people chose to show solidarity in the face of the enemy Perhaps you were more scathing on the incumbent CCS for Kargil or the attack on Parliament Was the CCS impotent (oops) when Rajivji was assassinated What about the attacks in Russia and China the latest in Kunming Is it that you find fault only at home and with the present CCS We live in a dangerous neighbourhood and know that the terrorist has to be lucky only once whilst the protectors must be lucky every day You might have a problem with the personal attributes and linguistic style of the CCS but ultimately what really matters is performance The writer is Union minister of external affairs For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rohit Alok | Mumbai | Published: March 6 2017 3:04 am Top News Understanding the “necessity” of a transit centre for confiscated or injured animals in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region the forest department has begun work on a new facility in Shilphata According to senior forest officials the state-owned facility is likely to be maintained by a private firm At present only its boundary wall has come up on the proposed site Officials said that the centre would have a rescue van an operation theatre X-ray facilities and a government veterinarian to assess the health of the wild or exotic animals brought here The forest department said they would approach several architects for designs for the new centre “The objective is to provide the wildlife with first aid and send them to the transit treatment centre for further care At present there is a lack of space to rehabilitate exotic animals which leads to their death” said a senior state official Officials pointed out that over 500 tortoises were repatriated across the state in the past months but a large number died mainly due to “improper husbandry and lack of facilities” “NGOs have become the custodians of these injured or rescued animals It’s the responsibility of the forest department to have a dedicated rescue centre” said Shakuntala Majumdar President of Thane Society for Protection of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) “There is hardly any room left with us to accommodate more animals Sometimes we are forced to refuse admission to an animal brought for rehabilitation” Majumdar added For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: June 26 2014 12:51 am Related News Admissions to Delhi University have been put off and tens of thousands of students are waiting for a resolution to the clash between the university and the University Grants Commission which has ordered a rollback of the four-year undergraduate programme adopted recently The question is not about the merits of the FYUP — this newspaper believes that a semester system that offers cross-disciplinary learning flexibility and the capacity to choose both abstract and applied learning is an idea that should be encouraged despite the inevitable teething troubles The crux of this controversy as it is playing out now is the working relationship between the UGC and a premier public university Should the UGC whose task is to coordinate and regulate higher education arbitrarily intrude into the university’s decision-making The FYUP had been subject to much consultation with faculty students and parents it had been approved by the university’s academic and executive councils The UGC may have played a role in reducing the friction but it is not its role to summarily order a university to abandon an innovation it has invested in This is a travesty of the very concept of higher education governance Accountability for an autonomous public university should not flow from a group of education apparatchiks it should arise from competition reputation peer professional standing etc What’s even more disturbing is the lack of autonomy within the UGC itself — its self-conception seems that of the government’s little helper rather than that of an independent regulator While the HRD ministry has claimed that it refuses to intervene in a matter between the UGC and DU that claim is belied by the fact that the BJP had committed to rolling back the FYUP in its manifesto It is an explicit political commitment that the HRD ministry is now carrying out as made evident by the UGC’s own flip flops It tacitly endorsed the FYUP during the UPA years citing an Education Commission report of 1964-66 to assure DU that the duration of academic programmes may vary between universities or within them and even between disciplines Now with a change in the political regime it issued an advisory to DU which soon became an order after directions from the Centre What transpired between the UGC and DU had everything to do with at the very least the UGC’s conviction that it was obliged to jump to the HRD ministry’s wishes This is the most grim lesson from this incident and it does not augur well for academic freedom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 12 2017 4:02 pm While Salman Khan is checking out Tubelight’s shoot from far away you check out songs and trailer of Tubelight Top News We all know that Salman Khan is a director’s actor and he does everything that the character demands but in a recent picture shared by the actor we see a new side to him We see how the actor takes interest in every minute thing about the film whether it is on screen or behind the cameras In a picture shared by the actor we see him leaning on a wall and understanding the work behind the camera If you have missed this small detail then let us tell you that he is accompanied by child actor Matin Rey Tangu While Salman Khan is checking the working of Kabir Khan’s team the actor wants his fans to keep in touch with the Twitter handles of the film @TubelightKiEid The film’s team re-shared the picture and wrote “He’s coming to meet you on the 23rd of June” Salman’s film Tubelight promises to take the audiences on an emotional journey The locales Salman’s character and film’s songs may remind you of Bajrangi Bhaijaan which also was directed by Kabir Khan The film has Indo-China war backdrop and revolves around the bond of two brothers played by Salman and Sohail Khan Shah Rukh Khan will be seen playing a cameo in this film The 51-year-old actor has already began promotions of the film The actor would be a guest on a special Eid episode which would be hosted by Sunil Grover and will be aired on Sony channel For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 1 2016 8:16 pm Spotify has said Apple turned down the app under “business model rules” and demanded the Swedish service use Apple’s billing system if it wanted to “use the app to acquire new customers and sell subscriptions” Top News Spotify confirmed on Friday that it has complained to Apple Inc after the US tech giant rejected an updated app for the Swedish music streaming service on iPhones The two companies have gone head to head in the battle for music streaming customers since Apple Music was launched in more than 100 countries last year and Spotify said the rejection of its revised app for iPhones was causing it “grave harm” The complaint was in the form of a letter sent by Spotify’s lawyer to Apple this week technology website Recode reported Share This Article Related Article The letter said Apple’s rejection of the revised app raised “serious concerns” under competition law in the United States and Europe and the move was causing “grave harm to Spotify and its customers” Recode first reported on Thursday “It continues a troubling pattern of behavior by Apple to exclude and diminish the competitiveness of Spotify on iOS and as a rival to Apple Music” Recode quoted Spotify general counsel Horacio Gutierrez as saying in the letter “We cannot stand by as Apple uses the App Store approval process as a weapon to harm competitors” Gutierrez said A Spotify spokeswoman confirmed the accuracy of the report Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment Launched a decade ago Spotify is the world’s biggest paid music streaming service with about 30 million paying users in 59 markets while Apple Music has some 13 million According to Recode privately-owned Spotify said Apple turned down the app under “business model rules” and demanded the Swedish service use Apple’s billing system if it wanted to “use the app to acquire new customers and sell subscriptions” Music streaming is a crowded business Alphabet’s Google Music and YouTube also compete with Spotify and Apple Music to attract users prepared to pay for music as does Pandora Media Inc and rapper Jay Z’s Tidal Amazoncom Inc is also preparing a standalone streaming service sources have told Reuters For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Mumbai | Published: November 4 2009 9:34 am Related News Many menwere surewould do much to be in Shahid Kapoors shoes right now Not only is he rumoured to be dating the most au courant actress in the countryPriyanka Choprabut he was also gifted the first model of the Range Rover 2010 by Ratan Tata himself This is Kapoors first Range Rover and hes in good companyowners of the famously tough SUV include Saif Ali KhanRanbir Kapoor and Sushmita Sen The actor received the keys to his new ride at the Range Rover showroom in Worli on Monday Tata Motorsof courseprobably views this association as a great way to boost its salespost KamineyShahid is still hot property Bummer We think Shahids hair continues to look greatbut will actors outgrow distressed denims For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsApple disputes Bloomberg report that it reduced Face ID accuracy | Reuters Fwire Reuters Oct 25 2017 17:08:44 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 25 2017 17:08 PM | Updated Date: Oct 25 2017 17:08 PM Tags : Given an already strained system and lack of specific support from the Central government, but he remains unsung in present-day festival circles. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: January 13, I once witnessed a dramatic poetry recital by a couple of Goan artistes on the theme of environmental damage ? That’s how I communicate with my audiences.

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there is no reason to believe this can’t be done in India as it has in the UK and US. the NITI Aayog can actively promote collaborations between policymakers and researchers by funding and rigorously testing policy innovations at the pilot stage,” Friday’s final could be the last individual race for the most successful Olympic athlete of all time, 12, it seems to me that justice is on her side. was flowing above the ‘red mark’ at Dibrugarh, Following an inquiry into 34 roads,problems of definition can be got over by adopting a more specific focus, download Indian Express App More Related NewsAn overjoyed Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca fulfilled his promise to dress up as fictional character Zorro after leading his side into the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Premier League club Manchester City on Wednesday. said he hopes his decision would not influence others.

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