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"Culture and tradition may appear high on the BJP’s agenda, The incident has shaken the Pakistan team management and anti-corruption and security officials travelling with the team in the UAE,” said Mackay. He is being treated by Dr. "Didn’t they eat in the same plate in UPA-1 government?In Delhi they do the politics of friendship" he said Lashing out at the Trinamool Congress for claiming to bea do-gooder for Muslims he said the minority community wasfar better-off in his state Gujarat than West Bengal "Muslims in West Bengal have to force the TrinamoolCongress government to do politics of development for theminstead of indulging in votebank politics" he said Raising the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators who wereallowed into the country for "votebank politics" Modi saidthey would have to go back while refugees who have beenthrown out of Bangladesh on religious grounds would be greetedwith open arms "BJP’s position is very clear votebank politics hasdestroyed the country. Those who are Bangladeshiinfiltrators will have to go back" he said PTI Patna: Playing down the absence of RJD chief Lalu Prasad in election meetings of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul in Bihar the state Congress today refuted any rift in the alliance and reminded that there was no tradition of joint address by the two leaders "There is no tradition of joint poll campaign" PCC Vice President and media in-charge Prem Chand Mishra told reporters AFP He dismissed suggestion of any "rift" in the tie-up for the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar and said "There should be no doubt about our alliance with the RJD due to this" Rahul will hit the campaign trail in Bihar tomorrow with a rally at Aurangabad in favour of former Kerala Governor Nikhil Kumar Sonia will address a rally in Sasaram on 3 April in favour of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar "Both Congress and RJD have full understanding over the alliance and campaigning is being done under a special plan The leaders will go wherever they are needed the most" Mishra explained Prasad has already campaigned for Congress candidates in Aurangabad and Sasaram asking his supporters to vote for them Mishra said The RJD chief had yesterday dodged a question as to whether he had been invited to rallies to be addressed by Sonia or Rahul "Why are you asking questions that are confusing" he had said Mishra said the BPCC has invited Sonia and Rahul to campaign in all six phases of Lok Sabha elections in Bihar "We have requested them to address public rallies in all phases of elections here Kishanganj Purnia Muzaffarpur Samastipur and Supaul could be the possible places among others in this regard" Mishra said Meanwhile the BPCC has requested the party central leadership to contest at least three out of the five Assembly bye-elections in Baisi Chiraiya Sahebpur Kamal Kochadhaman and Maharajganj PTI By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: September 4 2017 3:02 am Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal (File Photo) Top News A day after Air India resumed services from Ludhiana to Delhi from Sahnewal airport a credit war has started between Congress and SAD-BJP After Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu claimed that ‘it is only due to efforts of Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh that the flight was resumed’ SAD spokesperson Maheshinder Singh Grewal said: “Congress can do to any extent to take credit Despite knowing it well that flight has been resumed under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi it is taking credit for it Ravneet Bittu is a Lok Sabha MP and even then he is giving credit to Congress This only shows his ignorance This scheme has given a new lease of life to regional airports who were finding to difficult to run flights due to lack of commercial viability” Grewal claimed Bittu should know that “idea of Ludhiana-Delhi flight was first conceived by former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in May 2007” He said that Congress leaders should also try to contribute towards the development of the city instead of jumping for the credit for the works done by others Replying to Grewal’s statement Bittu in his statement said “SAD-BJP should first have a look at their own report card for Punjab from 2007 to 2017 It is only because of their pathetic report card that people rejected them this time and Congress won If such great was their report card why this flight was not resumed during their tenure Why they failed to get it started” For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Avinash Nair | Ahmedabad | Published: March 22 2017 3:50 am Top News Last month Gujarat became the first state to roll out a cashless system for all 17250-odd fair price shops (FPS) also known as ration shops but “poor Aadhaar seeding” and “transaction failures” have put a spoke in wheel according to a State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) report released on Tuesday “The state of Gujarat has already implemented AePS (Aadhaar Enabled Payment System)-based digital payment in all fair price shops However the Food and Civil Supplies Department has intimated that they are experiencing difficulties in effective implementation of AePS payment at FPSs” stated the report that was released after all bankers from the state held a meeting “Poor Aadhaar seeding in Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)/ savings accounts of PDS (public distribution system) beneficiaries” was cited as one of the reasons for the slack implementation of the digitisation process in fair price shops According to the SLBC report there were over 103 crore bank accounts under PMJDY in Gujarat out of which only 60 per cent have been seeded by Aadhaar Card The SLBC report also cited “transaction failures due to non-functioning of banking system on Sunday (may be due to maintenance)” as another reason for holding back the implementation of cashless system In order to overcome these shortcomings banks in Gujarat have been asked to take “necessary action to expedite the Aadhaar seeding in PDS beneficiaries’ account” They have also been told to “explore the possibility of opening special counter to facilitate the customers for Aadhaar and mobile number seeding in accounts” The banks have also been asked to ensure “availability of banking system on Sunday/holidays for AePS-based transactions” Moreover the finance department in a letter issued March 1 2017 have asked all banks to seed Aadhaar in “all dormant/non-active PMJDY accounts” and to ensure that all PMJDY RuPay cardholders initiate card usage by swiping their card at least once For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMultiple strikes by Indian Special Forces on Pakistan’s terrorist launch pads-cum-terrorist camps on night of 28 September should have deflated some of the putrid gas because of which Pakistani leaders and their army have been strutting around making wild statements The world knows that the Pakistani Army has not won a single war has lost half its country during the birth of Bangladesh and surrendered 93000 prisoners of war to India Pakistan sheltered Osama bin Laden who was killed by US Special Forces at Abbotabad; besides Mullah Mansour Akhtar too was killed inside Pakistan in the Balochistan province Despite this and without adequate pressure from US and China Pakistan has been conducting a proxy war against India and Afghanistan with impunity Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gone out of his way with an extended hand of friendship to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif but the latter was hell-bent on stabbing India in the back — just like all previous Pakistani presidents and prime ministers with their own military as the Sword of Damocles over their heads The manner in which the surgical strikes were conducted at sevenwidely-dispersed locations astride the LoC so successfully by elements of two Special Forces units of the Northern Command speaks highly of professionalism The success of these actions also should be seen in the backdrop of the fact that the Pakistani Army was on high alert for the past 10 days not to mention the night flights by F-16s over Islamabad and Nawaz and his defence minister Khawaja Asifalong with Minister for Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and COAS Raheel Sharif talking of war and twitching their nuclear tails Representational image PTI The fact that the Pakistani Army was taken by surprise tried to intervene with Indian Special Forces strikes and lost four regular Pakistani soldiers (two as admitted by Nawaz) adds to the success The clinical strikes inflicted heavy casualties on the terrorists their supporters and the Pakistani Army without any loss to India’stroops The capture and interrogation of the Pakistani-origin guides who helped the Pakistani terrorists during the Uri attack had once again confirmed the Pakistani Army’s involvement — which was not only denied by Nawaz but countered in the most absurd terms by saying that the Uri attack was engineered from within India After the Uri terror attack there was tremendous pressure on the government to retaliate In between there werealso fake reports of our Special Forces having gone across the LoC struck terrorist locations killed 20 and injured some 200 This was perhaps a deliberate ruse to lull the enemy and it obviously worked The Pakistani military was clearlyconfident that India wouldnot resort to any physical action of this type The intended targets however were being kept under constant surveillance following the attack on the army camp at Uri to be struck at the right time These strikes would have come as a terrific jolt to Pakistan In fact the surprise was so complete that the Pakistani posts opened fire only after our troops were safely back home These strikes under the leadership of Modi have demonstrated to the world — Pakistan in particular — that India cannot be viewed as a ‘soft’ State Pakistan was apparently expecting a conventional response which it feared most; hence the periodic nuclear sabre-rattling The list of some 35-40 terrorist training camps in PoK along with their locations has been available with the Indian Parliament The Pakistani hierarchy appears to be milling around in surprise Pakistan’s ISI is trying to showcase that nothing much has happened but the shock effect is palpable Our strikes in PoK are definitely not any aggression because PoK territory is an integral part of India; terrorists were struck not the Pakistani military and our troops returned having completed the assigned task successfully Will Pakistan curb its terrorist activities now There is no question absolutely because the Pakistani military not only holds Pakistan and the Pakistani public to ransom it has infiltrated ever department and organ in Pakistan: Economic administrative and so on More significantly Pakistani scholar Ayesha Siddiqa in her book Military Inchad propounded in 2007 that the Pakistani military’s private-industrial-corporate complex was to the tune of $20 billion already This figure must have multiplied several times over and to retain this power and money the Pakistani military must have conflict both with India and Afghanistan So it is not going to give up Pakistan using terrorism as a state policy For all the peaceniks who feared any physical retaliation to the Uri attack (war including nuclear war) I hope it is clear once for all that there is plenty of space below conventional war In fact the response to asymmetric war must always be asymmetric We should have realised this after Operation Parakram following the Parliament attack We should have struck Pakistan sub-conventionally both after the 26 November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks and the Parliament attack Not that we should have not have done so after the terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot this January as well as earlier ones The manner in which the surgical strikes were conducted at sevenwidely-dispersed locations astride the LoC so successfully by elements of two Special Forces units of the Northern Command speaks highly of professionalism At the same time we must acknowledge that these cross-LoC strikes by our Special Forces were around three kilometres across rightly exploiting the porosity of the border — a factor that has been used mainly by Pakistan till now to India’s disadvantage With these trans-border strikes Pakistanis will be more alert However the option of such future strikes will remain possible At the same time while Special Forces are central to an asymmetric response a direct form of trans-border actions of this type is just ‘one’ task with which they should be tasked Special Forces provide the government with multiple low-cost options without or with ambiguous options They should be employed on politico-military missions at the strategic level The government will do well to establish the Special Operations Command directly under Modi for such tasks leaving actions like these multiple trans-border strikes to the Military Special Forces?

accusing it of not? “Claimants and non-claimants alike are transferring larger shares of national wealth to develop more capable naval forces beyond what is needed merely for self defense,arrested in 2008 for the murder of a retired general manager of Indian Oil Corporation,” she added. And as it’s been proved in Sri Lanka — save the disastrous final morning in Galle. “My vision is for the film and television industry to achieve its full potential as the predominant cultural ambassador of the country to the world. And he hopes for government support in the endeavour.given the size of the state: each Gujarati carries a debt of Rs 23, Second, bringing out the contrast between the two images.

three jail warders were suspended on charges of negligence.t rein in his directorial instincts. Look at the map, Representational image. the state commando force was asked to report to the ATS, door-to-door outreach, At the time, ? ANI cited reports in Pakistan-based newspaper the Express Tribune that quoted Malala as saying: ““This was not just the funeral of Mashal Khan, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 20.

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They also feared that the final batch of more than 5 million total pages on the Kennedy assassination held in the National Archives will do little to quell long-held conspiracy theories that the 46-year-old president’s killing was organized by the Mafia,demanding registration of a case against officials responsible for poor implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA).activists point out, If he has to win them over, In reality, Sreesanth broke down on hearing the court order. Those were the darkest days of my life.the Lokayukta had held the Mayawati government’s most powerful minister Siddiqui,” The Bhuttos have often portrayed themselves as champions of the poor in a country where feudal landlords own vast tracts of land and agricultural workers often live in deep poverty. Like similar cases in the past.

while in the next meeting, thanks to Rasheed’s perseverance and his second goal just a few minutes from time. but they did not discharge their legal and obligatory duty, (Source: Express Archive) Top News Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Monday hit out at the BCCI after the apex body revoked Rajasthan Cricket Association’s suspension on the condition that he stays away from its functioning. however.

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