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I take full responsibility for it. It was 20-20 at the last game, it was the Lodha Committee that has failed to comply with several directions and had also not guided them on various issues concerning BCCI’s day-to-day affairs. and the officers of the courts, had been done to “deprive her” of the property that was on her name. It will be the Pakistan army, Prime Minister Narender Modi and also to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa. while it is supporting three candidates in different constituencies. In April, Those places include Jhargram in West Midnapore.

All this will take time, he added For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBeijing: Chinese planes and ships held war games in the Sea of Japan last week the military said during which Beijing displayed its latest-generation frigate at a time of bitter territorial disputes with Asian neighbors The defence ministry said in a statement on its website late Saturday that the long-range exercises staged Friday pitted a red army against a blue one in a simulated bomber attack on a naval task force It quoted the commander of an unidentified flight wing under the East Sea Fleet Zhang Wenzhong as saying the planes found identified and struck their targets in a "radically short time" Chinese planes and ships held war games in the Sea of Japan last week AP The statement made no mention of what sort of conflict the exercise was intended as a response to prospective foes or why the Sea of Japan was chosen as the location of the drills However China has grown increasingly assertive over its claim to a chain of uninhabited islands controlled by Japan recently dispatching more than a dozen coast guard vessels as Chinese fishing vessels swarmed the surrounding waters The ministry said the main ships involved in the exercise were the Jingzhou a latest-generation type 054A class stealth frigate of which China is planning to deploy more than two dozen and the type 052C destroyer Xi’an The ministry said aircraft were guided to their targets with the aid of early warning planes Other types of aircraft involved weren’t identified although China has been touting the capabilities of its latest-generation long-range H-6K strategic bomber equipped with the DH-20 land-attack cruise missile giving it the ability to hit targets as far away as Australia Only Russia and the US are currently able to launch cruise missiles from the air Along with its island dispute with Japan China is involved in an intense rivalry with the US over military dominance in the region Tensions in the South China Sea have also risen after China refused to accept an international arbitration panel’s ruling invalidating its claim to virtually the entire strategic water body China plans joint naval exercises with Russia in the South China Sea next month a move criticised by the head of the US Pacific fleet as increasing instability in the region Mexico president says Supreme Court should rule on security law | Reuters World Reuters Dec 22 2017 06:15:11 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Dec 22 2017 06:15 AM | Updated Date: Dec 22 2017 06:15 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See After surrendering a record 40-game unbeaten run Real Madrid suffered a second defeat in four days on Wednesday as Celta Vigo took a 2-1 first leg lead from their Copa del Rey quarter-final at the Santiago Bernabeu All three goals came in a six-minute spell midway through the second-half as strikes from former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas and Jonny either side of Marcelo’s reply for Madrid handed Celta a famous win Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas (C) celebrates his first goal REUTERS Real can still salvage their quest for a first ever treble of Cup La Liga and Champions League but now need to score at least twice when the visit Balaidos for the second leg on January 25 "I am not worried" insisted Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane "It is not a good moment for us two defeats (in a row) but we can overcome this We still have the return leg to go" "Losing 2-1 the result is not in our favour but we know we can go there and change that" Zidane said Celta Vigo boss Eduardo Berizzo said the Galicians’ first win at the Bernabeu in a decade didn’t surprise him but that they would need to be even better next week on home soil to finish the tie off "None of my team’s victories surprise me It is a huge win coming to a place like this and facing the best team in the world but we believed we could do it" said Berizzo "We are happy to win but it obliges us to play even better in Vigo because we are facing a brilliant opponent and it is the toughest footballing test" Berizzo said Cristiano Ronaldo was making his first appearance in the Copa del Rey for two years as Zidane named a strong side with just four changes from the team that was beaten for the first time in 41 matches at Sevilla on Sunday However with temperatures plummeting below zero and the match not kicking off until 21:15 local time the subdued atmosphere at the Bernabeu was matched by a lacklustre Madrid display Ronaldo had to wait until 33 minutes for his first clear sight of goal but failed to make a clean connection with Sergio Ramos’s cut-back and Jonny was able to clear from underneath his own crossbar An unfortunate hand injury to Marco Asensio as he was accidentally trod on by Facundo Roncaglia ensured Ronaldo moved from the centre of the Madrid attack back onto his habitual position on the left as Alvaro Morata was introduced early in the second-half Morata has scored four times as a substitute this season and nearly had an instant impact when he blazed over when well-positioned inside the area Instead it was Celta who got the opener as the game sprung into life in the final 25 minutes Marcelo’s miscued clearance from Theo Bongonda’s cross only found the grateful Aspas alone inside the area and he rifled the ball high past Kiko Casilla for his 15th goal of the season Madrid rallied as they so often have this season when Marcelo made amends with a brilliant volley from the edge of the box However no sooner had Celta kicked-off when they were back in front as a huge hole appeared in the middle of the Madrid defence and Aspas teed up Jonny to bear down on goal and slot coolly past Casilla Zidane threw on Karim Benzema for the hapless Danilo as the hosts chased the game in the final 10 minutes And the Frenchman’s daring approach should have been rewarded with a second equaliser but Benzema somehow blazed over with the goal at his mercy seven minutes from time meaning Madrid have it all to do at Balaidos next week In the night’s other tie two late goals from Ibai Gomez handed Alaves a 2-0 win at second division Alcorcon Monza: Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in Friday’s opening free practice for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix The three-time world champion Briton clocked a best lap time of one minute and 21537 seconds on a damp and overcast morning at the old royal park as the Mercedes men outpaced the Ferraris by more than a second Lewis Hamilton topped time at first practice session at Monza Twitter @Monza Hamilton was 0435 seconds clear of his Finnish team-mate as he delivered the pace to suggest he may be able to dominate the weekend win Sunday’s race and take the championship lead from Vettel for the first time this year Vettel who was third for Ferrari ahead of his Finnish team-mate Kimi Raikkonen has a seven-point lead ahead of Ferrari’s ‘home’ race but there was little for the tifosi to celebrate in the opening skirmishes With rain looming throughout the session most of the field were out early to take advantage of the initially dry if cool conditions Bottas was fastest first on soft tyres before Mercedes switched to super-soft compounds on which Hamilton swept to supremacy with a series of ever-faster laps A brief spell of light rain changed the conditions and interrupted the session which saw Red Bull running fifth and sixth their Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Dutchman Max Verstappen despite their upcoming grid penalties The Australian is expected to be given a 20-place penalty and Verstappen 15 after Red Bull changed many of their Renault engine components The Force India pairing of Sergio Perez of Mexico and Frenchman Esteban Ocon who agreed a peaceful end to their series of personal clashes on Thursday were seventh and eighth ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne of McLaren Honda and Brazilian Felipe Massa in his Williams The Belgian’s team-mate two-time champion Fernando Alonso was 15th after an overnight change of his Honda power unit Alonso is expected to take a 35-place grid penalty another setback in his long run of disappointments with the team Somewhat unexpectedly he stopped running early with that unit and the team switched him back to an older engine which he used in last Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix He is due to continue with that engine Honda suggested this was a planned procedure so that the ‘tested’ updated engine can be saved for the Singapore Grand Prix where McLaren hope to enjoy a much-improved performance All the houses have long since been pulled down for high-rise offices,6 per cent and 49. four films should release every week. says makers of both the films are not concerned with the clash of the movies. who has been very supportive on the sets, He makes sure we look good together more than just him looking good on screen,a massive, Rahal explains.000 capacity arena was 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You get restaurant bookings really fast http://s.t.countryside surrounding the cities?China made a complete U-turn and befriended the far-off US in 1971gave it bases to monitor Soviet missile tests in 1979 and allowed free access to US multinationals Its trade surpluses were not utilised for the benefit of the Chinese population but invested in US bonds to enable further credit expansion in the US and higher spending by US consumers Which country in recent history has done so much for a far-off friend Deng Xiaopingwho talked of seeking truth from factsshould be spinning in his grave The Indian government discouraged jingoist views in the media The Chinese ambassador in India wrote an article advocating further cooperation between the two countries pointing out that it would be in mutual interest of both countries That cannot be faulted In those circumstances why should the Chinese Communist Party embark on these provocationswith such wholesale misrepresentation of facts Dr Manmohan Singh was not the first prime minister to visit Arunachal Pradesh Previous prime ministers had been there without evoking such protests We are only left to speculate on possible reasons for this provocative behaviour Since the protest and the editorial came at the time of the Pakistani prime ministers visit to Beijingcould it be an attempt to show solidarity with the Pakistanis at a time when they are having serious problems Or is this a follow-up to the successful forestalling of the Dalai Lamas meeting with President Obama If it is an attempt to bully India away from developing a closer relationship with either Russia (which the prime minister is due to visit in December) or the US (which is hosting a state visit for him in November) nothing could have been more foolhardy Russia has reasonable worries about Siberia and Central Asia The Indian defence minister just had a very fruitful visit to that country The US is keen on sustaining its pre-eminence in a world where China has reduced the gap between itself and the US in the aftermath of the recession Having recorded all this to clarify the misrepresentations by the official organ of the Chinese Communist Partyit must be recognised that India and China together constitute 40 per cent of mankindyet face common international challenges such as climate changetradeenergyfood securityetc,s alleged hegemonism took the memories of senior citizens and Sinologists back to 1959-60, who had lost his leg, File image of National Security Adviser Lt Gen HR McMaster with president Donald Trump. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: September 14," Mourinho said. ready to rescue at a moment’s notice. is comin’.” Baywatch will release alongside Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales and Life starring Rebecca Ferguson and Jake Gyllenhaal For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsSince it is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II rightwingers are getting nostalgic about its imagery and vocabulary ‘Smriti Irani’s second front in Amethi—Rahul re-launch abhiyan in jeopardy’ says a headline in Niti Central Like the popular website’s tagline the headline is both bold and right at least partially The BJP has indeed opened a second front in its political war on Rahul Gandhi It has landed its bellicose bahu behind enemy lines with the hope of pinning Rahul’s down in his backyard The plan is simple Rahul has flummoxed the BJP with the mojo he found during his recent sabbatical From the faux-pas and speech-malfunction prone inspiration behind memes and twitter jokes Rahul has morphed into an eager warrior armed with soundbytes and barbs that are inspiring serious debates both on twitter and TV Rahul is on the rampage In politics no party can afford to give its rivals a free run and the privilege of setting the agenda and coining catchy slogans So the BJP wants to slow him down push him back into a defensive position and turn him again into his pre-sabbatical avatar of a laughing stock cum punching bag Irani is the best person for the job in her party She is naturally combative egoistic and articulate—qualities that are indispensable in a political pugilist Her demeanor and reputation suggest she will instinctively tuck her pallu in the folds of her saree every time she spots a ring or an opponent Smriti Irani and Rahul Gandhi in a file photos Agencies Her profile suits the BJP The BJP doesn’t want to give Rahul too much weightage by letting seniors spar with him regularly Rahul is after all just an ordinary Congress MP; he is not even the leader of his parliamentary party The BJP thinks he is just the cheerleader of the Baba Brigade of the Congress and it would be unwise to accord him the privilege of regular rebuttals by senior leaders On Tuesday when he spoke in the Parliament on the Land Acquisition Bill he famously claimed ‘these days thieves come in suits’ Rahul also threw some darts at BJP leaders like LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj “They clapped when the Land Acquisition Bill was passed by the UPA government But now they are silent” he said in a bid to raise the profile of his attack by punching some BJP heavyweights But nobody took the bait But Irani is just the right match She is a political lightweight masquerading as a heavyweight by virtue of being given an important ministry without a plausible reason This fortuitous combination gives the BJP the luxury of letting her loose on Rahul without giving the impression that the party is taking him seriously and yet ensuring that whatever Irani says is seen heard and talked about on TV and Twitter On her part Irani is desperate for a televised and publicized comeback Since she was chucked out of the BJP executive panned for her educational qualifications or the lack of it criticized for making life miserable for colleagues in the HRD ministry (link to recent Outlook story) and made fun of for her overzealous vigilante act against ‘hidden cameras’ in Goa Irani has been itching for a blockbuster comeback fight As pointed out by Firstpost Rahul is a god-sent opportunity for Irani to notch up some quick points on her frequent-fighter card So on paper the battle between Amethi’s Rahul Bhaiyya and Modi’s ‘chhoti behen’ has all the ingredients of a classic Irani is on her way down from the high of 2014; Rahul is on his way up from the low of 2014 A collision has the potential to alter their political trajectories completely and create a loud bang Rahul has to be careful He is the one who has more to lose Apart from the dangers of being pinned down to his constituency and local issues Rahul also runs the risk of suffering heavy losses if his career as an Amethi MP is put under the scanner Amethi has been the Gandhi family fief for almost three decades If its farmers complain of problems and financial difficulties if its entrepreneurs complain that there has been no development and if projects like the proposed Food Park couldn’t take off because of UPA’s disinterest it exposes Rahul’s track record Irani has very little invested in Amethi She is an outsider who was paradropped in Amethi on the eve of election Since her loss reports suggest she has toured Amethi just twice the latest being the cunning ploy of dashing off just a week ahead of Rahul’s maiden visit after his sabbatical Irani isn’t tethered to Amethi The moment she realises that Rahul has recovered from his political low of 2014 Irani will try her best to avoid a hat-trick of poll defeats She will unlike Rahul have the option of running away to a safer constituency Rahul should bear in my mind how a ‘second front’ can quickly change the direction and destiny of a war By: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: July 24 2017 2:34 am After giving some historical background of journalism in India especially during the 1975 emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Rupani said at present media has become an emerging industry (FILE) Top News Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday asked the students of journalism to build their careers in the interest of the society and country as a whole as there is a need for quality journalists columnists and television anchors Rupani was addressing the annual convocation of Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Mass Communication and Journalism (NIMCJ) on Sunday during which some senior RSS leaders of Gujarat who are among its board of trustees were present After giving some historical background of journalism in India especially during the 1975 emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Rupani said at present media has become an emerging industry “As a number of newspapers magazines and news channels are coming up there is a need for good journalists columnists and anchors” Rupani added people can have individual careers “But ultimately it must be for the (betterment of) society and country Individual career should be devoted to the country for the interest of the society” Giving example of his own Bharatiya Janata Party he said “We have been preaching that party is more important than an individual and country is more important than the party” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Chinmaya R Gharekhan | Published: April 9 2015 12:00 am Pakistan Highh Commissioner Abdul Basit and others with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Wednesday(Source: Express Photo) Related News Speaking in Kolkata last month Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit reportedly said: “We are glad that things are changing between Pakistan and Afghanistan in a constructive way But we are not against India-Afghanistan relations” He added that Afghanistan is not bypassing India to talk to Pakistan Basit emphasised the need for strong India-Afghanistan relations to complement Pakistan’s ties with Afghanistan Does India need Pakistan to be reassured about its relations with Afghanistan India seems to need reassurance though perhaps not from Pakistan Ever since President Ashraf Ghani assumed office six months ago India’s “strategic” community has felt disturbed at the number of steps he has taken to improve relations with Pakistan — such as visiting Islamabad (and Rawalpindi) before coming to Delhi sending Afghan military officers for training to Pakistan etc Recently a visiting Afghan dignitary expressed surprise at this unease He reiterated that Afghanistan would continue to take such steps since its problems could not be resolved without Pakistan’s cooperation a fact that everyone has long recognised The visitor then proceeded to “reassure” India that it would always have a special place in the hearts of Afghans It is routine and ironic that countries always rush to reassure third-party nations when they improve relations with others Indians are familiar with “reassurances” Throughout the Cold War era the Americans poured military aid into Pakistan and invariably assured us that their military supplies were not aimed at India Similarly when John F Kennedy made efforts to strengthen our defence capability after 1962 he hastened to assure Pakistan that such assistance would not prejudice its military balance with India It is ironic because the country giving the assurances knows full well that they would not carry any conviction Coming back to Afghanistan there is another side to the question of assurances and that is flattery We get flattered very easily We also tend to take offence easily When Hillary Clinton says that India has a great role to play in Southeast Asia we are pleased forgetting that what she means is that we must go along with the Americans in their approaches in the region The US wants India to remain engaged in Afghanistan after it withdraws its combat troops In other words it wants India to continue to pour millions even billions into Afghanistan That is also what the Afghans wanted from us We forget that it was the US that prevented us from establishing a military relationship with Afghanistan so as not to upset Pakistan Former President Hamid Karzai was disappointed with us on this score Now Ghani is reported to have said that he does not need India’s military aid because we have been tardy in supplying whatever little we had promised Ghani’s Pakistan policy is absolutely justified Even we have been saying certainly at the track II level that Pakistan ought to become a part of the solution instead of a big part of the problem Now that Ghani has embarked on this path — for example by persuading it along with China to establish a dialogue with the Taliban — we should welcome it Afghanistan cannot become stable unless Pakistan wants it to We do not have much if anything to contribute in restoring stability to Afghanistan except in economic terms It is de rigueur to say diplomatic relations should not be a zero-sum game If India has good relations with Kabul that does not mean that Pakistan cannot also have good relations with it But in fact diplomacy is a zero-sum game Country A’s good relations with country B are always at the expense of country C’s relations with B if A and C have hostile relations So when Pakistan and Afghanistan are taking steps to forge a “constructive” relationship we ought not to be concerned since we say it is not a zero-sum game but we seem to be How can it adversely affect us If Afghanistan becomes really stable and arrives at a genuine modus vivendi with the insurgents there is a possibility that they will move their theatre of operations to our part of Kashmir There are two facets to this If Afghanistan achieves stability with Pakistan’s help it is safe to assume that Kabul will keep its part of the bargain and stop the Pakistani Taliban from operating out of its territory eventually helping Islamabad to defeat groups that seek to harm it The other is that ultimately if we are strong not just militarily but also in societal terms and are able to maintain genuine harmony we would be able to deal with any threat Getting worked up about improving Pak-Afghan relations is not going to do us any good and will only expose our weakness and lack of confidence Ghani will be visiting India in the coming weeks He will surely try to “reassure” us If he does we may thank him But it would be far better and statesmanlike to tell him that we appreciate his efforts to bring stability to Afghanistan including his approach to Pakistan since we have maintained that Pakistan ought to be a part of the solution We should offer to make whatever contribution we can to this process This would reflect maturity and confidence on our part The writer India’s former permanent representative at the UN is adjunct senior fellow Delhi Policy Group [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

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