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in government schools, "Have met the Assembly speaker and informed him that they are merging the Congress with the People’s Party of Arunachal or PPA. We need governance at a small level so that we can manage and regulate life more appropriately.this is not a jurisdictional complaint falling in our area. However, it has involved him climbing the heavyweight ranks in the shadow of a famous family member, where Congress has better candidates, and we view India as an increasingly important regional security partner within and beyond the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, So,could not bail them out.

not on the highways! Vladimir said, said Randhawa. a resident of Togan village. Sanjiv was arrested September 4 for giving inflammatory speech during the panchayat held on August 30.the students in this school have been given the facility of a Braille printer which is used to convert regular course books into Braille, says Major General (retd) Rajendra Nathchairman and senior vice-president of the institute Many of these students are specially trained in computer applications Amrinder Singha student of the institutehas been operating the website of the school on his own He scored 79 per cent in the board examination this year For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsVijay Goel may have heard of Amitabh Bachchan’s blockbuster Zanjeer In that film Sher Khan (Pran) is summoned to a police station by inspector Vijay Srivasatav (Bachchan) When Sher Khan pulls a chair and tries to sit down Vijay kicks the chair and delivers a dialogue that has become a legend: ”Jab tak baithne ko nahin kaha jaye sharafat se khade raho Ye police station hai tumhare baap ka ghar nahin" In short when not in your father’shome behave Goel seems to have forgotten the basic etiquette of a guest at an event like the Olympics For the past few days he has been making a caricature of himself at Rio He has been breaking rules badgering bone-tired athletes for selfies entering no-entryareas and lurking around in the arena in the hope of being spotted by cameras if and when India wins a medal Sick of his peccadilloes the organising committee threatened to cancel his accreditation unless he learned to behave Sarah Peterson continental manager of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee in a stern missive to India’s sports minister warned that Goel would be stripped of his accreditation if he didnot stop behaving like aVIP “We have had multiple reports of your Minister for Sports trying to enter accredited areas at venues with unaccredited individuals When the staff tried to explain that this is not allowed they reported that the people with the Minister have become aggressive and rude and sometimes pushed past our staff” Peterson wrote But Goel’s mind has been dancing to the tune of get set go — for a selfie He has his own interpretation of Citius Altius Fortius — run fast jump high over obstacles for selfies and be a strong contender for a medal in stupidity This is victory vampirism a trademark of our publicity-crazy politicians at its worst There is nothing more base than feasting on the hard-earned glory of athletes seeking a pound of their blood and sweat Unfortunately this is how Indian sports administrators work Goel isn’t the first to bring disrepute to India with his churlish behaviour A file photo of Vijay Goel PTI Nobody knows why Goel is in Rio in the first place He may be the sports minister of India but his contribution to the Indian Olympic contingent is zilch When he became the minister in July 2016 the Indian squad had already been selected trained and given all the assistance and encouragement they needed Goel has gone to Rio only as a tourist to collect memorabilia and selfies he can show off to gullible voters and family And he has shown no respect for our athletes at Rio As The Indian Express points out the selfie-ready minister was by boxer Vikas Krishan’s side within minutes of his bout A visibly exhausted Krishan would have preferred some fluids and a massage at the end of the gruelling bout A few days before that he was gorging on gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s glory getting himself clicked with the first Indian woman to enter the finals of an individual event Frankly Indian sports administrators are a disgrace to the country They do everything to harm Indian sports through their greed incompetence politics and mismanagement Managing even a few basic things is difficult for them Yet they feed off the money meant for sports travel business class and stay in expensive hotels while the athletes struggle for basic facilities and equipment One ugly example of their ineptitude was the controversy surrounding wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s positive dope test just before the contingent left for Rio As the Wada ruling establishes Yadav’s food/drink were spiked with a banned steroid as part of a conspiracy This happened at the safest place possible — a camp run by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Yadav who was on the verge of being ejected from the contingent filed a written complaint alleging SAI conspired to keep him out So far Goel and his merry bunch of freeloaders have done nothing to identify and punish the culprits The problem with Indian politicians like Goel is that they believe in a sense of entitlement — as Zanjeer’s Inspector Vijay would say baap ka ghar — because of the Indian penchant for rewarding the undeserving Goel entered Parliament through the Rajya Sabha backdoor He got the sports ministry so he is bossing around in Rio with his entourage of chamchas believing it to be his birthright VijayGoel you have embarrassed the athletes and India enough Just come back The Olympics is the final frontier for skill hardwork talent perseverance and the burning desire to win against the odds That is what win will our athletes medals They don’t give medals at the Olympics for the fastest finger on a selfie stick Beijing: China on Thursday blocked another bid by the US France and the UK to list Pakistan-based JeM chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN saying it has rejected the move as "there is no consensus" File photo of JeM chief Masood Azhar AFP A veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council China has repeatedly blocked India’s move to put a ban on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council The JeM founded by Azhar has already been in the UN’s list of banned terror outfits China had in August extended by three months its technical hold on the the US France and UK-backed proposal to list Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN after having blocked the move in February this year at the United Nations "China has rejected the move as there is no consensus" sources in the Chinese foreign ministry told PTI The comment came as the China’s technical hold on a proposal by the US France and Britain to list Azhar as a global terrorist was set to lapse on Thursday The official’s comment indicates that China will veto the application in the 1267 Committee of the UN Security Council to allow it to lapse This is the second year in succession that China has blocked the resolution Last year China had done the same to stall India’s application before the same Committee Earlier Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing: "we raised a technical hold so as to allow more time for the committee and its members to deliberate on this matter But there is still absence of consensus on this matter" Defending China’s consistent technical holds Hua said China’s actions are meant to ensure and safeguard the authority and effectiveness of the 1267 Committee of the UN Security Council "We will continue to follow the mandate of the Committee and its rules of procedure and remain in constant communication and coordination with the members of the Committee" she said To the follow-up questions Hua said the Committee has its rules The committee is yet reach the consensus "The Committee is yet to reach an agreement This is a fact" Hua said China had in August extended by three months its technical hold on the proposal to list Azhar as a global terrorist after having blocked the move in February this year at the UN Hua’s remarks indicate that China will continue its policy to block moves by India and other countries led by the US to block Azhar’s listing during the second term of Chinese president Xi Jinping which began over a week ago China in the past had asked India to discuss the issue directly with Pakistan in order to reach an understanding on Azhar’s listing In the last two years China has stonewalled efforts by India to declare Azhar as a global terrorist Last year in March China was the only member in the 15-nation UN organ to put a hold on India’s application with all other 14 members of the Council supporting New Delhi’s bid to place Azhar on the 1267 sanctions list that would subject him to an assets freeze and travel ban Rio de Janeiro: The world sports tribunal on Monday overturned a last-minute IAAF ban on long-jumper Darya Klishina taking part in the Rio Olympics Klishina 25 was the only Russian accepted for the Olympic track and field but the sport’s world body suspended her on Friday after new information on her doping record emerged File photo of Russian track athlete Darya Klishina Getty Images After a day of hearings the Court of Arbitration (CAS) announced thatKlishina’s appeal had succeeded and she "remained eligible to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio" The decision came just in time for Klishina a former European indoor champion to resume her campaign for the women’s long-jump competition which starts on Tuesday The appeal was the latest fallout from the inquiry by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which accused Russia of mass ‘state-sponsored’ doping The CAS said it was McLaren who provided the "new factual elements" aboutKlishina which led the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to revoke her Rio eligibility The IAAF doping board rejected 67 athletes entered by Russia but acceptedKlishina who is based in Florida because she lived abroad and had been through regular international doping checks after a cutoff period starting 1 January 2014 The doping review board told the CAS hearing that "certain of the athlete’s samples has been subject to tampering and manipulation" according to the tribunal’s statement Media reports have said two bottles of Klishina’s urine samples had been tampered with and one of the samples contained two different kinds of DNA The CAS panel decided however that despite McLaren’s new informationKlishina "complied with the relevant criteria (to compete at Rio) because of her permanent residence outside Russia" It added that Klishina "established that she was subject to fully compliant drug-testing in- and out-of-competition outside of Russia" from 2014 onwards Klishina had insisted in a statement after the ban was announced that she is "clean" Her lawyers have argued that no evidence had been presented only that McLaren had told the IAAF about the sample bottles which reportedly had scratch marks on them McLaren’s report released in July said the Russian sports ministry and secret service found a way to open tamper-proof bottles to switch samples Russia had seized on the new ban on Klishina to reinforce its claim that it is the target of a campaign Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko who is barred from Rio because of the doping controversy called the IAAF ban "inhuman" "It’s possible that this won’t be the last provocation" Mutko told Russian press agency TASS "Some provocative moments are premeditated" Neither Russian authorities nor Klishina were immediately available to comment on the CAS verdict By: PTI | London | Published: April 1 2016 1:41 pm Adele reached out to Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis last year to ask if she could play at this year’s music extravaganza Related News Singer Adele reached out to Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis last year to ask if she could play at this year’s music extravaganza The 27-year-old “Hello” hitmaker reached out to Eavis who founded the event in 1970 last year to ask if she could headline the music extravaganza held on his farm near Pilton in Somerset South West England at the end of June reported Metro “I met Adele last year and she asked if she could do it” Eavis said The singer will take to the Pyramid stage at the popular event on June 25 and Eavis is convinced she’ll put on a “hell of a show” for festival goers Eavis was initially shocked when Adele approached him to play the event as she previously claimed she’d never front a festival due to her fear of large crowds “I think I have made myself pretty clear on Glastonbury Festival The crowds are too big” Adele who returned to music scene late last year with her LP “25” following a four-year hiatus will join other headlines Muse who will play on June 24 and Coldplay who have been tasked with closing the event on June 26 This year’s festival will also see performances from the likes of Cyndi Lauper Simon Garfunkel The Last Shadow Puppets Jake Bugg Beck Guy Garvey and Ellie Goulding For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ejaz Haider | Published: November 12 2009 3:04 am Related News Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has boxed himself in and is now trying to get out So obvious is this that its no more news The big question now is whether he will be able to do a Houdini Post-Benazir Bhuttos deathZardari got into the drivers seat and despite scepticism over his pastthere was a general sense within the party as also across the political spectrum that the Pakistan Peoples Party needed the Bhutto connection Zardari also pulled in his son and became co-chair of the party to provide just that magic connection He also showed himselfinitiallyto be eager to make amends with other political actors and to effect compromises He got into agreements with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawazthe PPPs arch-rivaland also othermore parochial political entities The beginningdespite reservationslooked promising But then he began putting a new definition on politics being the art of the possible He misjudged the national mood on the judges restoration; miscalculated the PMLNs resolve to stick to its avowed policies of getting the judges restoredreviewing and amending the 17th amendment and the powers of the president under it; scrapping the national reconciliation ordinance which had given legal cover to the return to Pakistan of Benazir and Zardari himself The PMLN wanted a tabula rasa and a new script Zardari wanted to editminimallyformer General Musharrafs script and retain most of what would help him become the president If one is pressed to come up with one major mistake that Zardari has committedit is this: his decision to elevate himself as president after getting political support of the PMLN to get rid of Musharraf Every other miscalculation flows from there Getting to the Presidency meant retaining much of Musharrafs illegally constituted legal edifice There are at least two theories about what he embarked on a series of miscalculations One is that he focused on the PMLNs suboptimal choices and ignored what the partys principle objective was that iscould it be that the PMLN was behaving seemingly irrationally because it was aiming for something more important Hence the PMLNs decision to even sacrifice its government in the Punjab to make the point about the judges restoration Zardari does not appear to have figured out that the PMLN is playing for the long term; prepared to lose out in the short because that is the winner given the popular mood on some of the basic issues of constitutional government The other theory is that Zardari did realise he was exposing his flanks but calculated that bringing back the Chief Justice of PakistanIftikhar Muhammad Chaudhrywould offer a bigger danger to him in view of the CJPs penchant for judicial activism If this is acceptedthen going into agreements with the PMLN was a bigger mistake He should have taken a different road and openly InsteadZardariwhile accepting the Leagues legal-moral stand against the Musharraf legacynonethelesstried to continue with itthinking that the League would either ultimately play ball or lose stamina Neither happened The League kept pressing its demands and let the tempo build to a crescendo The situationgiven other factors not least internal security pulled in the army chief who had to arbitrate and Zardari had to do what he had avoided doing until that pointrestore the CJP That was the cornerstone of the Leagues strategy From then onwardsit has scored one success after another Nawaz Sharif has been exonerated in what the Supreme Court has determined to be cases against him based on mala fide; the SC has also placed before parliament ordinances that are deemed Musharrafs legacy They include the NRO of which Zardari is a beneficiary On the NRO tooZardari first tried to put up resistancesending it to the parliaments standing committee on law and justice The committee approved it with amendments for presenting to parliament The League announced it would oppose itwith much media hype Earlierthe NRO had been challenged before the SC The PPP realised that even if it managed to push it through parliamentthe SC would strike it down It decided to retreat It is against this backdrop that Zardari is now talking about relinquishing some presidential powers contained in the 17th amendment The League would keep pressing until it renders Zardari toothless and gets him to remove from the Sixth Schedule the bar against a third prime ministerial term which currently prevents Sharif from bidding for that office That will happen; Zardari has no option but to play ball now to try and get out of the box Meanwhilethe League has tasted blood Whether it will relent once it has got Zardari to do what it wants is anybodys guess Most observers think it would go for the final kill by raising the street and forcing early elections If that happens the gloves would have come off and Zardari in trying to get out of one box would find himself in another The writer is consulting editor at The Friday TimesLahore [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSeoul:North Korea on Thursdaywarned Donald Trump against making "reckless remarks" as the US president began a marathon Asian tour dominated by the nuclear threat from Pyongyang Representational image AP Ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Americans were pressing for the president’s early impeachment because tough remarks by a "spiritually instable" Trump could bring about "nuclear disaster to the US mainland" After arriving in Tokyo on Sunday Trump warned that "no dictator" should underestimate the United States in a thinly veiled reference to North Korea Trump who will also visit South Korea this week has been engaged in an escalating war of words with the North’s leader Kim Jong-Un trading threats and personal insults In his maiden address to the UN General Assembly he threatened to "totally destroy" the North if it attacked the US or its allies Rodong Sinmum cited Bob Corker chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former officials as saying Trump was pointlessly escalating tensions with the North But the president has not come to his senses and instead is "seriously stimulating the DPRK (North Korea) by making foolish remarks" the paper said in a commentary carried by the KCNA state news agency "If the US misjudges the DPRK’s toughest will and dares to act recklessly the latter will be compelled to deal a resolute and merciless punishment upon the former with the mobilisation of all forces" it added Tensions are high after the North’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September along with a series of ballistic missile launches in recent months The North says it now has the ability to launch nuclear strikes on the US mainland Report: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi of Japan to enter the semi-final of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Friday Second seed Sindhu outplayed the fifth seed Japanese shuttler 21-12 21-19 in a match which lasted 37 minutes In the first game Sindhu displayed a substantially improved performance and played aggressively throughout which helped her to seal the issue At one point in the second game Sindhu was trailing but soon the Indian shuttler bounced back in style and matched the pace of her opponent The last few points saw a see-saw battle between the duo but it was Sindhu who proved superior and bagged the match to advance Sindhu will now take on sixth seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand who defeated Michelle Li of Canada in the quarters Earlier Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan 21-14 21-17 in 39 minutes to enter the third round on Thursday With inputs from IANS Written by Express News Service | Published: October 6 2012 4:34 am Related News The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration on Fridaythe fifth day of the drivedemolished four illegal structures totalling 38000 sq ft in Kalas-Dhanori All the structures had come up on land reserved in Development Plan for town planning scheme Instead of sending three teams to different locationsthe civic adminsitration concentrated on one area They together demolished four illegal structures?6 per cent marks, During the telecast, Peekay,MP has made adequate arrangements to shift and rehabilitate Asiatic Lions and taken all steps for their conservation.

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