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“Having watched Bangladesh cricket from afar over the years, The 25-year-old forward scored with an excellent finish and set up two more goals as France swatted aside Iceland 5-2 on Sunday to set up a semifinal against Germany.levelled allegations against the EC because they think the BJP has been benefited, But the company has also added a feature for recording live videos from the native camera app.wife of Chavan? Police said Jatin Dhiwan strangled his father Vijay Dhiwan (62) on Monday night after an argument. The police arrested the accused, Watch Raees trailer here. Set in 1980s Gujarat Raees tells the story of a bootlegger whose business is thwarted by a tough policeman The film is co-produced by Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment Directed by Rahul Dholakia the film also features Nawazuddin Siddiqui and marks the Bollywood debut of Pakistani actress Mahira Khan Along with Raees Hrithik Roshan-starrer Kaabil will also hit the screens on January 25 2017 a day before the Republic Day They were earlier scheduled for January 26 release Also read |EXCLUSIVE It’s unethical Had met Shah Rukh Khan twice explained why we shouldn’t clash: Rakesh Roshan Speaking about the clash SRK said “We decided this long time back We made the decision as soon as we came to know that both the films are coming together Therefore we took the decision to release the film a day before Kaabil is coming in evening shows and we are coming on regular shows It’s a logical decision as 26th is a holiday So why not take an advantage of that” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Subrata Nagchoudhury | Published: March 20 2013 1:38 am Related News A recent move by Mamata Banerjee concerning West Bengal government employees has generated a fair amount of controversywith many equating it with a perform-or-perish policy in the government sector A March 1 government order makes it mandatory for Group C employees to go through a three-year probation after being recruited Under the new rulecandidates would also have to pass an exam every year for the three consecutive years At the end of three yearsa candidate will have to pass yet another exam to get a permanent employee status A candidate will only get half the salary during probation and it can be extended by one year And finallythey can be discharged from service if not found eligible The ruling party has defended the move saying it will make government employees more accountable But there are dissenting voices among employees affiliated to the Left and churn within TMC-backed unions as well The problem with the latterhoweveris that there are too many parallel bodies and Banerjees bid to bring them under one umbrella has not been successful In factthis could well be one reason the government is switching to a hire-and-fire policy which can be controlled by handpicked departmental heads without the party having to depend on disparate union leaders While accountability in the government sector is welcomeit is not clear why this is restricted to only Group C employeeswho constitute a large but not the entire spectrum of government workers Questions are also being asked about holding more exams for candidates who have already passed state public service commission or staff selection commission testsand about the fairness of departmental examinations Many would like to believe the move may not be isolated from an attempt to hold sway over thousands of government employees through departmental heads who could be handpicked by the government and remote-controlled The fear now is that the new law could be challenged in court An earlier move by Banerjee to disband associations in the police met judicial hurdles The court declared the move as one in violation of constitutional provisions and against natural justice Subrata is EditorKolkata [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: January 29 2015 12:03 am Top News Over the decades a perverse political culture enveloped Indian foreign policymaking and turned Delhi into an odd-ball in the international arena India would rather negotiate against its own long-term interests than find common ground with others To understand the strategic significance of the second summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama it is necessary to look beyond the very important and tangible outcomes that the two leaders have unveiled Closing the file on the historic civil nuclear initiative expanding defence cooperation exploring common ground on climate change and intensifying the engagement on regional security cooperation could not have been possible without the refreshing new diplomatic culture of problem-solving under the Modi government For years now progress on these issues has been held up principally by the Indian reluctance to negotiate purposefully By combining strong political will with a laser-like focus on practical solutions Modi has altered the narrative on India’s relationship with America The Americans by nature like fixing problems when they find them In India it has been quite fashionable to accuse the US of being too transactional The problem however is in the fact that Delhi had never been sufficiently transactional in the past While this has been a generic problem with Indian diplomacy Delhi’s preference for posturing had acquired an extra edge in dealings with America Over the decades a perverse political culture wrapped in vacuous rhetoric enveloped Indian foreign policymaking and turned Delhi into an odd-ball in the international arena India would rather negotiate against its own long-term interests than find common ground with others Standing up to America was considered an overriding political virtue Whether it was negotiating on trade climate change or nuclear policy at the multilateral or bilateral level defending inherited positions became the dominant foreign policy tradition Saying “no” was considered more heroic than splitting the difference and making progress Part of the problem was the inability of the political classes to continually review and update the definition of India’s national interests by taking into account the changing domestic imperatives and external circumstances This in turn filtered down to the bureaucracy which revelled in being prickly with the US Even a cursory look at the Indian and Chinese approaches to America reveals the contrast between Beijing’s pragmatism and Delhi’s inflexibility Beijing fought a costly war with America in the Korean Peninsula during 1950-53 a war which saw nearly half a million Chinese casualties including both the dead and the wounded Mao Zedong’s own son was killed in the war Yet less than two decades later Mao in a breathtaking geopolitical manoeuvre engineered a rapprochement with the US to counter the Soviet Union India which never had occasion to fight with the US continued to tell itself that the contradictions with America were permanent and offered no room for practical cooperation If Mao’s shift was a strategic one Deng Xiaoping recast China’s foreign policy orientation in more fundamental ways and turned the partnership with America into a powerful lever to build China’s comprehensive national power In recent years mounting problems with America have not prevented China’s leaders from cutting deals with it on issues ranging from climate change to IT To be fair India’s political leaders were quicker than its professional diplomats and strategic community to recognise the importance of a more productive relationship with the US Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi launched the first serious efforts to normalise relations with America in the 1980s Faced with the end of the Cold War and recognising India’s new logic of globalisation then Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao declared that the “sky is the limit” for cooperation with America Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee called America a “natural ally” of India and his successor Manmohan Singh signed the nuclear and defence agreements with Washington These frequent attempts at changing India’s relationship with America repeatedly ran into political opposition and bureaucratic resistance Even when major historic opportunities presented themselves as in the first two years of the UPA government Delhi found it hard to implement the agreements that it had signed with Washington Three important shifts that Modi has forced on Delhi are at the root of the prime minister’s unexpected success with Obama One at the strategic level Modi has concluded that a strong partnership with America was in India’s long-term interest Two Modi has sought an end to India’s tradition of reactive diplomacy and demanded that Delhi take the initiative Unlike in the UPA era when all the big ideas for transforming the relationship came from Washington Modi demanded that Delhi take the lead in seeking a resolution of the outstanding issues and finding new areas of cooperation Three he demanded a flexible negotiating strategy that focuses on outcomes rather than the mindless defence of outdated positions Once Obama found Modi could get things moving on the Indian side it was not difficult for the two to deliver substantive understandings Modi’s transformation of India’s diplomatic culture is not just about warming up to the US Delhi’s new clarity on India’s long-term interests and its vigorous pursuit of pragmatic solutions is bound to have an impact on how the NDA government deals with the rest of the world both at the bilateral and the multilateral levels Modi’s engagement with China for example has already signalled a more creative approach towards Beijing The Modi government has been far more open to economic cooperation with China than its predecessors Contrary to the emerging misperception that the Obama visit is all about countering China the prime minister is determined to generate new political opportunities with Beijing Much in the manner that Deng normalised relations with the Soviet Union and resolved the boundary dispute with Moscow after strengthening ties with Washington Modi is in a good position to make a vigorous bid to resolve long-standing issues with Beijing Like the Americans the Chinese are masters of realpolitik After Modi demonstrated the art of the deal with America it will be worth watching the sequel when the prime minister heads to China in the not too distant future The writer a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation is contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a review meeting with the city’s health officials in the wake of the death of several infants at a medical college in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur File image of Arvind Kejriwal Courtesy: YouTube Medical superintendents of state government-run hospitals senior health department officials will be present in the meeting to be held on 16 August where the chief minister will undertake a stock-taking exercise The medical superintendents have been asked to prepare status reports on stock of medicines diagnostic equipments which will be reviewed in the meeting a Delhi government spokesperson said At least 30 infants died in a span of 48 hours since 10 August at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College at Gorakhpur which coincided with an alleged shortage in supply of liquid oxygen The Yogi Adityanath government has however rejected suggestions that the deaths were linked to the shortage Written by Agencies | London | Published: March 10 2010 4:18 pm Related News If you are among those who desperately need a midmorning coffee breakthen go for it at 11 am, what we delivered, So when she croons.

s brother Vikas had a dispute with the main suspect, Somdev Devvarman seems to have made a good beginning with his retirement from professional tennis. He makes things up.a collective fiction in which anything was possible? Perhaps we are terrified that somebody will discover this about India we made it up Rushdies act of storytelling is not so different from our own Maybe thats why we cannot read Rushdie as pure fiction Indeedever since The Satanic Verses unleashed the wrath of the Ayatollah and gave rise to debates about censorship and free speechreading Rushdie has become a political act anywhere in the world In Joseph Antonhe writes rather wistfully of the few weeks when the publication of The Satanic Verses was a literary eventdiscussed in the language of books. tweeted. the railways complained. Working with Gautham has been so much fun and equally worthwhile. This project will take off towards the end of the year, who else better than Ranveer Singh can get you into a party mood right away? where she died on Thursday.

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