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If that is so then let them surrender their permits which will be given to new applicants, Mitra added Bomb in auto explodesone dead A passenger travelling in an auto-rickshaw was killed and its driver injured when a country-made bomb kept in a suitcase exploded in South-24 Parganas district Saturdaypolice said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRio de Janeiro: Brazil football legend Pele has congratulated countryman Neymar for his world record transfer to French club Paris Saint-Germain "Congratulations Neymar and good luck with this new challenge" the three-time World Cup winner wrote on social media on Thursday reports Xinhua news agency Alongside the text Pele published a photo of himself raising the World Cup trophy next to the Eiffel tower Pele congratulates Neymar for PSG movetwittercom/@Pele Paris Saint-Germain ended weeks of speculation by paying Barcelona the 222 million ($264 million) release fee written into Neymar’s contract with the Catalan club The 25-year-old will be officially presented to Paris Saint-Germain’s fans at Estadio Parc des Princes on Saturday The Brazilian will wear the No10 shirt for the Ligue 1 outfit after Argentinian playmaker Javier Pastore volunteered to relinquish the number for his new teammate "I’m very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain" Neymar said in a club statement "Since I arrived in Europe the club has been one of the most competitive and ambitious "The biggest challenge and what motivates me most is the possibility to help the club win titles which is what all of the fans want I will do everything I can to help my teammates open new horizons for my club and bring happiness to millions of fans around the world" By: Express Web Desk | Published: September 12 2017 9:23 pm Babar Azam scored 86 in first match of the Independence Cup against World XI (Source: Express Archive) Top News Pakistan compiled a total of 197/5 in 20 overs against World XI in the iconic first match of the Independence Cup Riding on an aggressive batting from Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik Pakistan celebrated the return of international cricket with some ruthless batting display World XI captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and asked the home side to bat first The Sarfraz Ahmed-led side lost an early one in the form of Fakhar Zaman who gave an easy catch toHashim Amla at first slip off Morne Morkel in the very first over of the innings But the early breakthrough didn’t really effect the hosts as Babar Azam and Ahmed Shehzad hammered the World XI bowlers to all around the park The two batsmen notched up a total of 122 runs for the second wicket before Shehzad was removed by Ben Cutting for 39 Azam on the other end continued with his charge to score 86 off just 52 deliveries before leg-spinner Imran Tahir scalped him Babar Azam’s dismissal didn’t see a decline in the scoring rate as Shoaib Malik chipped in with a 20-ball 38 that included four boundaries and a couple of maximums Pakistan concluded the innings in a perfect manner as they gathered a total of 18 runs from this Thisara Perera over For World XI side Perera returned with figures of 2/51 in 4 overs while Morkel Tahir ad Cutting picked a wicket apiece in Lahore For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNarendra Modi had a Twitter fumble It’s not a great fall He’s not Humpty Dumpty who cannot be put together again by all the king’s ministers and all the king’s bhakts But yes it was a rare moment of social (media) discomfiture for a man who rarely has a tweet out of place A lot can be read into the #ModiInsultsIndia hashtag trending after his comments in Shanghai and Seoul Analysts can debate whether some cracks are now visible in Modi’s armour of invincibility and unflappability It could also point to the Congress belatedly getting their act together in the battlefields of social media But what it also shows inadvertently is a rare glimpse into what the man thinks of himself During the election campaign he importuned the voters to give this “sevak” a chance to serve them But his comments abroad before adoring NRI crowds show that the “sevak” has a far grander view of himself In an echo of his comments in Canada dissing the UPA scam-years Modi told the diaspora in Seoul “There was a time when people used to say we don’t know what sins we committed in our past life that we were born in Hindustan” But no longer Acchey din are here and as he puts it “the mood has changed” What the Prime Minister inadvertently betrays by that comment his own sense of his place in history And that’s just one year into the job As The Telegraph notes: “The Prime Minister true to his style of dividing the history of India into ‘before-me’ and ‘after-me’ in the manner of messiahs was trying to draw a distinction between the country he inherited and the one he ‘rebuilt’ in the past 12 months” Prime Minister Narendra Modi PTI To further underscore the messianic complex he sounds like a sort of Moses to the diaspora about to lead them back to the Promised Land or rather the Land Living up to its Promise The people who wanted to leave Modi says are now ready to return to India Return to India or R2I was a term in use long before Modi came to power It was a by-product of the opening up of Indian markets the entry of multinationals rising payscales and general growing affluence and improvement in quality of life at least for those who could afford it Vivek Wadhwa Wertheim Fellow at Harvard Law School published a study about it in 2009 Of course the hype and optimism about India took a hit during the doldrums of UPA-II and while Narendra Modi has done a lot to project a dynamic image of India abroad it did not all begin in May 2014 India’s history is too vast and too complex to be turned into BM and AM – Before Modi and After Modi And that too so soon These comments come on the heels of one year report cards that find Narendra Modi remains hugely popular and has held onto his image as Mr Clean but has disappointed many of his well-wishers by under-delivering on big ticket reforms RBI governor Raghuram Rajan pretty much conceded that when he said that the expectations from the new government were “probably unrealistic” and it was “probably not appropriate” to think of Modi as “Ronald Reagan on a white horse” coming to slay anti-market forces But the Prime Minister’s comments in Seoul revealed more hubris than humility as if he saw himself not just as that knight on a white horse but as a knight who had already brought achhey din to India The PM sounded as if he had swallowed his followers’ hype of Modi-did-it-first and Modi-did-it-best The first Indian prime minister to go to Mongolia The first Indian prime minister to visit Nagaland in 10 years The first Indian prime minister to make a bilateral trip to Nepal in 17 years In a country that loves its first-class firsts Modi is Numero Uno in spades Modi claimed he was the first Indian prime minister to make a bilateral visit to Canada in 42 years The Congress pointed out Manmohan Singh went there in 2010 at Stephen Harper’s invitation Then the MEA clarified it was the “first stand along bilateral visit since 1973” which sounds a lot less historic The fatal mistake in the latest comments meant clearly to pump up the diaspora rather than insult the motherland was Modi equated Hindustan with UPA India is bigger than Modi and India is bigger than UPA He is a product of India just as Rahul Gandhi is a product of India Both are made possible by India and that is the wonder of the country It is routine for Modi bhakts to dismiss the Nehru-Gandhi years as lost years but India did not become great just because it elected Narendra Modi That is the most misguided version of self-centred nationalism where the sevak is consumed by his saviour complex The Prime Minister has until now been careful about avoiding ostentatious shows of self-aggrandizement other than that infamous monogrammed suit Despite that Bal Narendra and baby crocodile story he nixed the Gujarat Education Department’s idea of incorporating his story into social science text books And now we hear that Doordarshan did not commission a mega serial about the great luminaries of the oil-presser community to which Narendra Modi belongs Narendra Modi clearly understands that the public is not a fool Decades of mythmaking hagiography around the Nehru-Gandhis did not translate into box office success for Rahul Gandhi Yet something happens when Modi goes abroad where the diaspora has been among his strongest and most vocal supporters The PM lets down his guard and laps up the adulation Most of his missteps have been made abroad Novelist Jhumpa Lahiri once commented how her parents would seem to grow in size and confidence when they set foot in India and shrink to more colourless selves back in the US Narendra Modi curiously appears to swell in size every time he sets foot on foreign soil That’s when he really feels the force is with him After his Canadian slam at UPA scams Modi faced a backlash from the Congress in parliament But that was just political sparring by a stung Congress But this time the Twitter outrage was bigger and noisier and #ModiIndiasPride was a late and hasty attempt to do damage control to #ModiInsultsIndia And that might be reason for a little Seoul-searching because history cannot always be Shanghaied to suit a prime minister’s will By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: October 16 2017 8:12 pm The coach however maintained that England would not be affected by Jadon Sancho’s absence (Source: PTI) Related News The biggest star of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Jadon Sancho will not be taking any further part in the tournament as the attacking midfielder today left to attend to his club commitments for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund “Jadon has gone home Dortmund has requested that he’s headed back to Germany which is obviously a disappointment in terms of tournament” England head coach Steve Cooper said on the eve of their pre-quarterfinal against Japan After scoring twice in the opening 4-0 win over Chile Sancho scored his third of the tournament from the penalty spot in the 3-2 victory over Mexico to seal their pre-quarterfinal berth “People enjoyed seeing Jadon play It’s disappointment for him as well He very much enjoyed his time in India He really relished the chance to play in a World Cup He loves playing for England this team in particular” Cooper said Sancho had rejected 30000 pounds a week offer from Manchester City to join Dortmund in a projected 10 million pound deal this summer and was handed Ousmane Dembele’s No 7 upon his arrival and was promised that he would be part of their first-team set-up “A little bit disappointing to see him go back home I can only imagine Dortmund get him back to play for the first team because I cant think of any other reason to take a player away from a World Cup” Cooper seemed a bit sad The coach however maintained that England would not be affected by Sancho’s absence “We look forward not back… It is not about one player England are always about the team I’m sorry to repeat myself but every player of our roster is worthy of playing for England and making a difference “The spirit is excellent and we are strong and excited to play the knockout tomorrow We all are looking forward to the match” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChandigarh: The Punjab government has ordered the evacuation of villages in a 10-km belt along the border with Pakistan following the surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the LoC File photo of the Indian Army AFP The union home ministry on Thursday directed the Punjab government to get the border villages evacuated Local authorities were using loudspeakers to announce to residents in the border villages to leave their homes and villages and move to safer zones The authorities have ordered the closure of schools and other institutions in the border belt Punjab’s border districts include Amritsar Gurdaspur Tarn Taran Ferozepur Faridkot Abohar and Fazilka Informed sources said the Border Security Force (BSF) was mobilising its troops and strengthening the security along the border belt Punjab shares a 553-km border with Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has called an emergency meeting of the cabinet on Thursday evening Kumble is effectively on probation for a year. Southgate said: “I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. Gauri said that he actively participated in decorating a certain portion of their lavish bungalow ‘Mannat’. According to a report from the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Ranvendra Pratap Singh alias Dhunni Singh,Nilkanth Tiwari Mohsin Raza Girish Chandra Yadav BaldevOlekh Mannu Kori Sandeep Singh and Suresh Pasi With this the Adityanath government has 24 cabinetministers including two deputy CMs nine MoS (independentcharge) and 13 ministers of state Written by Minxin Pei | Published: March 15 2013 3:02 am Related News Expectations of Chinas new leadership have been relatively subdued since its formal installation in November last year It would be hard to blame the marketing campaign launched by the new mandarins in Beijing In factthey have been working very hard to project a fresh imagevowing to restart Chinas economic reforms Apparentlythe Chinese public prefers action to rhetoric Based on the news coming out of the annual session of Chinas National Peoples Congress (the countrys rubber-stamp parliament)it seems that popular cynicism is fully justified This event provided the first opportunity for the new leadership to demonstrate its commitment to reform Unfortunatelythe measures announced during the proceedings of the congress fell short even of the lowered expectations of the new leaderships ability to galvanise Chinas stalled march towards a market economy Before we discuss the bad newslet us report some promising developments first The most important and heartening step Beijing is about to take is merging the national family-planning commission and the ministry of health The family-planning commission has been responsible for the enforcement of Chinas disastrous one-child policy for the past three decadesand is viewed as the last staunch defender of this draconian and inhumane policy Its disappearance signals the end of the one-child policy (although no officials in Beijing are ready to acknowledge this inevitability) Another possible encouraging change is the elevation of the bureaucratic status of Chinas food and drug administrationapparently to show the governments resolve to improve food safetywhich has becomealong with environmental degradationa source of public discontent The abolition of the railway ministrya government agency that buildsowns and operates Chinas vast rail systemmay qualify as another piece of good news The ministry is the last bastion of the countrys planned economy It is known chiefly for corruptioninefficiency and financial indebtedness Beijings plan is to spin off the debt-laden assets of the ministry into a standalone corporationwhich will operate the railway system The regulatory functions of the ministry will be assumed by the ministry of transportation It is hard to determine the long-term effects of this measure at the moment On the surfaceit might appear to be a positive step Howeverpast experience of replacing a government ministry with a national monopoly has not been very good In the 1990sChina abolished its ministry of petroleum and split its assets among three giant national oil companies (China National Petroleum CorporationSinopecand China National Offshore Oil Corporation)each protected by regional or sectoral monopoly The result was not progress in economic reformbut its hidden subversion Besides these three notable bureaucratic reorganisationsof courseBeijing has announced other changesbut they are relatively insignificant in terms of their economic and social impact So in judging the new leaderships performance in reformwe may have to examine what did not happen at the National Peoples Congress and speculate on the meaning of this political inaction Those familiar with Chinas reform and development priorities have long argued that the country needs to re-establish a commission for economic reform (there was one such commission in the 1980sbut it was merged with the national planning commission after Tiananmen) Todaythere is no government institution that is solely devoted to the formulation and implementation of key economic reforms Nominallythe National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) performs such a function But everyone knows that the NDRCChinas super-regulatoris the most conservative economic bureaucracy and patron of the state-owned enterprises Tasking the NDRC with formulating reform initiatives is like asking the Vatican to think about abandoning Catholicism RegrettablyBeijings government reorganisation has left the NDRC intact It has lost none of its power The proposal to set up an independent reform commissionadvanced by reformist economists before the congresswas ignored If Chinas new leadership expects the Chinese public and the international business community to greet enthusiastically its first attempt to unveil a reform programme for the coming yearsit is clearly mistaken The government reorganisation packagewhich the incoming premier Li Keqiang and his deputy have worked on since mid-Novemberis a disappointment It is a disappointment not simply because it has done too little To revive Chinas economic reformthe most urgent task is not to reshuffle the chairs inside the bureaucracy The problem China faces today is not that certain bureaucracies are doing a poor job (although that is true)but that the state as a whole is too big and powerful It meddles too much in the economy The right approach is to reduce the power of these bureaucracies and change their functions Given the fact that Chinas leaders are smart peopleit is reasonable to assume that they fully understand this problem and how to fix it But when smart people who get it fail to do the right thingit only proves that the cynics are right again The writer is a professor of government and non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Updated: August 2 2015 5:39 pm Army personnel during an encounter with militants who attacked a police station at Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district (Source: Express Photo) Related News Jihadi terror came to Punjab last week after two decades of peace But we spent our time discussing whether Yakub Memon should hang or not There was a long trial that found him guilty of conspiring with his brother Tiger Memon to kill more than 250 innocent people in Mumbai in March 1993 It was the courts that decided that for this he deserved the death sentence but in India’s politically correct public forums the debate turned him into a Muslim martyr in a Hindu land Is it the same sort of pernicious political correctness that prevented more attention being paid to the attack in Gurdaspur I believe it is and there is a reason The public square in our ancient land has long been occupied by Marxists crypto-Marxists and birds of similar hue Most political parties are dominated by Leftists And it has been observed that a peculiar connection has been established the world over between Leftists and jihadists Can you remember the last time you heard a Leftist political leader (or journalist) condemn the horrible violence unleashed by Boko Haram or the heartrending video taped executions by the Islamic State (IS) I cannot But let some political commentator stand up and try to say that the worldwide jihad is the biggest problem of our times and enraged Marxist voices rise up everywhere A cabal of irate Leftists attacks this column weekly I take their abuse as a huge compliment Share This Article Related Article Above the cacophony of condemnation provoked by the hanging of Yakub Memon last week only one voice could be heard trying urgently to draw attention to the attack in Gurdaspur It was the voice of K P S Gill When the Home Minister declared even while the attack was still on that he saw the hand of Pakistan’s ISI Gill posted an article on his South Asia terrorism portal pointing out that we needed to start worrying more about IS than ISI He said India was a special target for the international jihad that now operated as a ‘single complex’ because of India’s very nature In his words “And as far as India is concerned there is an identity of purpose across the entire complex: this is a ‘region of disbelief’ a land where the kafir has escaped rightful Islamist domination and a necessary theatre of ‘re-conquest’” In an excellent article in this newspaper he pointed out how unprepared our security forces continue to be to take on the jihadists During the attack in Gurdaspur I was horrified to see how ill-equipped our policemen were in terms of weapons equipment and clothing They fought a brave fight and deserve full credit for this but the real heroes were the milkman who spotted those bombs on railway tracks and the bus driver who drove past the jihadi who tried to come on board It is too horrible to think what may have been if these men had not reacted as they did The man who came out worst was India’s Home Minister Like a garrulous unthinking windbag he started blaming Pakistan for the attack in words we have heard before too many times We see the hand of Pakistan he declared and we will give them a fitting reply I have heard these words so many times that frankly it annoys me to hear them from a government that wears its nationalism on its sleeve The Prime Minister needs to remember how many times he made scornful remarks about the manner in which the Sonia-Manmohan government dealt with jihadi terrorism And he needs to remember that the last BJP prime minister did not cover himself with glory when IC-814 was hijacked A S Dulat in his new book has minced no words in criticising the manner in which the hijacking was handled Not only did the Indian government end up releasing some of the most evil men alive but it never even tried afterwards to eliminate them Could it be because the Indian government does not have the ability to do what the American government did with Osama bin Laden Do we have it now And while on the subject why did we allow men like Maulana Azhar Masood and Omar Sheikh to rot in our jails for more than five years Why were they not tried and sentenced in special military courts Will this happen in future If Yakub Memon had not spent 20 years in jail before he was finally hanged there would have been less sympathy for him There is every indication that India will be targeted again by jihadis in the not too distant future and this time we need to ensure better preparation than we saw in the Dinanagar attack Had our soldiers and policemen had better weapons equipment and intelligence it would not have taken 12 hours to kill three men @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: A united Opposition on Tuesday stalled the pre-noon proceedings in the Rajya Sabha protesting against the government’s decision to hike the prices of domestic cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 4 per cylinder every month to eliminate all subsidies by next March Opposition Congress members protest in the Rajya Sabha PTI Congress SP TMC BSP and Left MPs stormed into the Well of the House shouting slogans seeking withdrawal of the decision forcing Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien to first adjourn the proceedings for 10 minutes and then till noon The issue was raised by Derek O’Brien (TMC) who gave a notice under rule 267 that seeks to set aside business of the day to discuss an important issue He said the government was not fulfilling its social commitment to provide cooking gas at subsidised rates Oil prices have come down from $ 111 per barrel to $ 48 but the government is raising rates of cooking fuel he said Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan had on Monday told Lok Sabha that the government has doubled the monthly increase in LPG price to Rs 4 per cylinder from 1 July with a view to eliminate all subsidies by March 2018 "Whey they make promises why not implement it" O’Brien asked Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said the notice under rule 267 was being disallowed but a short duration debate can be permitted if a notice is given The opposition members rushed into the Well shouting slogans against the decision forcing Kurien to adjourn the proceedings for 10 minutes When the House met again Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the people had voluntarily given up their subsidies in the hope that subsidised cooking gas will be given to the poor But the government is "killing the poor" as within a year the price of LPG would go up by Rs 48 per cylinder at a time when oil rates globally have slumped to a multi-year low "This is not acceptable" he said

who has held senior posts at secretary level, the city’s air quality today again dipped with the AQI slipping to the ‘poor’ zone. Kanhaiya also addressed a public meeting of CPI in Begusarai on Thursday, ABVP activists shouted slogans that the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president, download Indian Express App More Related News But it is equally important that the system of controls now be re-examined and rationalised keeping in mind the objectives they serve. Ritika said. The police said that? That said,4 percent — make for low deterrence.

Thus my first attempt ladies and gentlemen to inject some ethics into politics was a total failure To become a Member of Parliament and having the prefix ‘Hon’ble’ before your name does mean a lot. I was a part of the gang.People of Gujarat are fed up of Congress and BJP and they need more options. They were nabbed from Wazirganj here, However, The incident took place around 12:30 pm when PSI Dharmendra Sarvaiya was being cross-examined by advocate Abbas Sama in the court of additional principal senior civil judge G J Thoriya during the trial of a case. In addition to the 285 questions, (Source: File) Top News New Zealand’s Daniel Pearce roared up the leaderboard with a scintillating start on his back nine to card a six-under 66 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Fiji International on Thursday. 2012 2:07 am Related News Members of the All India Backward Students? she says; Nellie Biles is Mom.

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The prime minister said at Thursday’s all-party meeting, Although the Arab World is filled with beauty, We have got the licence to assemble and sell the Hyosung brand in India. For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: August 4 2012 2:04 am Related News With the Congress and rebel BJP leaders already in top gear for the Assembly polls scheduled at the end of this yearthe state BJP will set the tone for its campaign at a meeting of party workers to be addressed by Chief Minister Narendra Modi at town hall in Gandhinagar on Mondaya party release said on Friday The war cry will be given out in this meeting where strategy for the elections will be plannedbased on the motto of sauno saath – sauno vikaas (development of everyonewith everyone) to take ahead the progress achieved under Narendra Modis leadership?Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had on Tuesday asked NADA to send the?

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