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It is not a game of batsmen versus bowlers, we still have days were a side is shot out for 60 on the opening morning of a Test. For all the latest Lifestyle News, The institute has entered its centenary year in 2017 and has constituted a special three-member committee to examine its collection of books — estimated to be over 15.

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Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the US. Earlier,that we are underlings. The writera retired diplomatwas Indias permanent representative to the UN For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Satinder K Lambah | Updated: May 14 2014 8:15 am The settlement will relieve Pakistan from a debilitating military competition with a much larger neighbour that has drained its economy Related News By:Satinder K Lambah India’s position on Jammu & Kashmir is legally politically and historically correct Yet it has remained one of our major post-independence problems contributing to three wars between India and Pakistan decades of cross-border terrorism and violence and incalculable sufferings for the ordinary people of Jammu and Kashmir Therefore successive prime ministers of India have made resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue a priority Prime Minister Nehru’s initiatives culminated in the inconclusive Swaran Singh-Bhutto Talks in the early 1960s Indira Gandhi’s efforts to seek a settlement through the Simla Agreement reflected recognition even in the moment of decisive victory in the 1971 war that a solution to the Kashmir issue was important for lasting peace and security In a generational shift Rajiv Gandhi tried to chart a new course with Benazir Bhutto Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s bold attempt to reset the relations in 1999 took place months after the nuclear tests by both the countries; his bus journey to Lahore highlighted the proximity between our two countries and the centrality of people to this relationship Kargil did not dissuade him to engage its perpetrator in Agra nor did the Parliament attack of December 2001 stop him from making another journey to Pakistan in January 2004 in search of peace and settlement Manmohan Singh picked up the baton and turned it into one of his foreign policy priorities His vision is rooted in India’s security economic development and global aspirations and in the transformation of a region that is central to India’s destiny At the highest level of the government there has always been interest readiness and resolve Let me venture to make some suggestions of a possible outline of a solution in my personal capacity …it is essential that any agreement must ensure that the Line of Control is like a border between any two normal states There can be no redrawal of borders; Alongside in accordance with the normal acceptable behaviour between nations it is imperative that the people of Jammu & Kashmir on either side of the Line of Control should be able to move freely from one side to the other The process of progressive removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers in specified locally produced goods already underway has to be expedited to ensure meaningful trade between the two sides of the LoC; The essential prerequisite is that there has to be an end to hostility violence and terrorism; once this happens it would be important that military forces on both sides of the LoC are kept to the minimum particularly in populated areas; It would be important to ensure self-governance for internal management in all areas on the same basis on both sides of the LoC; There has to be respect for human rights on both sides of the LoC and efforts need to be made to reintegrate into society those sections who had been involved in violent militant activities; and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his speech in Amritsar on March 24 2006 has stated that he “envisaged a situation where the two parts of Jammu and Kashmir can…work out a cooperative consultative mechanism so as to maximise the gains of cooperation in solving problems of social and economic development of the region” It should be possible to do so to enable it to look into socio-economic issues like tourism travel pilgrimages to shrines trade health education and culture A settlement will give the people of J&K an opportunity to seek a future defined by the bright light of hope not darkened by the shadow of the gun… a solution of the Kashmir issue will substantially enhance India’s security strengthen the prospects for durable peace and stability in the region and enable India to focus more on the rapidly emerging long term geopolitical challenges It will relieve Pakistan from a debilitating military competition with a much larger neighbour that has drained its economy It will hopefully strengthen its ability to turn the tide on terrorism and radical militancy Needless to say a stable Pakistan is also in India’s interest We are undergoing enormous transformation in a world witnessing change and transition on an unprecedented scale A stable peaceful cooperative and connected neighbourhood is essential for us to realise our destiny Solution of the Kashmir issue will help us on that path For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 4 2017 6:00 am Rejecting their bail plea Special Judge Goyal observed that the “transaction” in the account “does not appear to have arisen due to genuine business” Top News A special CBI court Monday refused to grant bail to the directors of a Delhi-based private company Raksha Global Steel Private Limited in connection with alleged fraud to the tune of Rs 2464 crore Special Judge Vijender Kumar Goyal dismissed the bail plea of the accused Vikas Singla and his brother Sumit Singla who were arrested by the CBI in connection with the case and are accused of “diverting funds through the cash-credit account” Rejecting their bail plea Special Judge Goyal observed that the “transaction” in the account “does not appear to have arisen due to genuine business” “The accused are habitual offenders of bank frauds and if the bail is granted they would again cheat some other person Also revealed from sources that 20 cheque bouncing (NI Act) cases are pending against them and their family members in various courts in Delhi” the special court said The CBI had contended that the accused may influence the witness if they are granted bail The CBI had registered a case after the DGM of Canara Bank lodged a complaint against the accused of diversion of funds after taking a loan A Rs 45 crore loan was provided to the company of which Rs 2464 crore was allegedly diverted to sister concerns of the company The CBI had stated that this Rs 2464 crore later turned into a Non-Performing Asset (NPA) thereby causing a loss to the bank “Such diversion caused depletion of working capital turning into an NPA” the CBI had said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Onno Ruhl Ede Ijjasz Vasquez | Published: March 24 2016 12:19 am Floods in Uttarakhand in 2013 (Source: File photo) Top News Chennai 2015 Srinagar 2014 Uttarakhand 2013 Mumbai 2005 These disastrous floods remind us that without proper planning unusually heavy rains in densely populated areas can brew a deadly cocktail for disaster The issue is not just India’s alone In our rapidly urbanising world making towns and cities safer is emerging as one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century — be it for a natural disaster a health epidemic or any other largescale calamity Therefore today as India massively ramps up infrastructure and promotes smart cities it’s time to build resilience into the blueprint for the future strengthen cities’ ability to respond to a disaster as well as to recover rapidly if it does occur From the time a super-cyclone hit Odisha in 1999 and a devastating earthquake shook Gujarat in 2001 India has sought to build a safer disaster-resilient nation Not surprisingly Odisha and Gujarat were among the first states to set up institutions to deal specifically with disasters Then in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami and following legislation in 2005 the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was established in 2006 At the global level too efforts to boost urban resilience are gaining momentum In 2014 nine institutions including the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) — the world’s largest fund for disaster prevention and recovery — announced the Resilient Cities Initiative a worldwide collaboration to make cities safer Lessons from across the world show that much can be done to reduce risk even in complex urban scenarios To increase resilience critical infrastructure and services — schools hospitals water electricity communications systems transportation etc — will need to be built or retrofitted to withstand multiple hazards so that they continue to function in an emergency India’s coastal areas are making a beginning with a number of projects including the Union government’s National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) building the resilience of power infrastructure by placing electrical cables underground among other measures Preventing urban flooding will be equally critical Already floods are the most frequent of all natural calamities and with the likely growth in high rainfall events storm surges and sea-level rise urban vulnerability will only increase Seoul has tackled frequent flooding by combining hydraulic modelling of stormwater drains with the strategic placement of sophisticated pumping stations allowing flood waters to be pumped out into the sea in times of heavy rain Buenos Aires too has controlled this hazard after two crucial tunnels were constructed in its flood-prone central area Similarly it will be important to upgrade waste collection as carelessly handled garbage and construction debris are a major cause of clogged water outlets While modern technology can help forecast floods and cyclones no precise methods exist to predict earthquakes Enforcing building codes will therefore be imperative especially in India where almost 60 per cent of the landmass is seismically vulnerable The risk is particularly high in the Himalayan states where several strong earthquakes have resulted in sizeable loss of life and property Nonetheless urban development has proceeded apace and despite the introduction of building codes in the 1960s a large percentage of structures fails to meet standards and many are too high for an earthquake-prone region Today Istanbul has emerged as one of the most proactive cities in the world in safeguarding against seismic risks The city has retrofitted more than 700 public buildings and trained more than 450000 people in disaster preparedness In an interesting innovation Madagascar has made both builders and approvers liable for the safety of a building Other measures will also be important All towns and cities will benefit by collecting and sharing data on population densities critical infrastructure buildings etc enabling them to direct urban growth to safer places The NCRMP being implemented by the NDMA is doing just this by developing a digital platform that will help determine vulnerabilities to weather-related events along India’s coastline This will help define land-use along the 7500-km coast — three-fourths of which is cyclone-prone — and determine how strong we need to build to save lives Should a disaster strike a swift response can keep casualties low After the Gujarat earthquake flattened towns and villages the state established emergency response centres across its territory equipped them with specialised search and rescue equipment and outfitted emergency vehicles so that they could navigate narrow city lanes expeditiously Recently Odisha Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand have established their own disaster response forces Involving local communities is also critically important In Odisha for example local volunteers have been trained as first responders and equipped to provide first-aid and conduct search and rescue operations with special evacuation procedures to be followed for the disabled and elderly In Gujarat all schools including rural ones conduct exhaustive earthquake and fire drills that instil a deeprooted culture of safety and preparedness Another oft-repeated measure but nonetheless critical will be to pare down the multiplicity of urban authorities and align them with disaster-conscious ways of thinking Today with over $22 billion in support the World Bank is helping India better prepare for natural disasters and recover stronger from those that occur Over 60 per cent of this support is deployed in India’s coastal states to build resilience against cyclones and related hazards Support is also ongoing to several states that have been hit by disasters — after the Kosi floods in Bihar in 2008 the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand Cyclone Phailin in Odisha in 2013 Cyclone Hudhud in Andhra in 2014 and the Jhelum and Tawi floods in 2014 Ruhl is World Bank country director for India Ijjasz-Vasquez is senior director of the World Bank’s social urban rural and resilience global practice For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shweta Basu Prasad | Mumbai | Published: August 11 2017 10:21 am Shweta Basu Prasad recommends Elite Zexer’s 97-minute Arabic film Sand Storm this week Related News What is a tradition A custom a belief that is passed on generation to generation right A child is born into a family that he/she does not choose but is destined to be born in And that child follows that particular family/society’s traditions Most of which is important and perhaps are ought to be followed But what if some of the customs and beliefs are imposed to every passing generation What if traditions become suffocating and need amendment Why does family and society become more important than one self Isn’t living life about having freedom to choose what an individual wants instead of being told what to do This week my recommendation is Elite Zexer’s 97-minute Arabic film Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) available on Netflix Logline: In southern Israel a teen’s forbidden love affair challenges the traditions of her Bedouin mother and father The film starts with Suliman (Hitham Omari) a mid forties man teaching his teenage daughter Layla (Lamis Ammar) how to drive a car in a small village in the south of Israel Layla looks happy and secure with her father Suliman asks her about her studies and shows concern when he hears about her performance as a student Suliman and Layla arrive at their house where Jalila (Ruba Blal) Suliman’s wife and Layla’s mother disapproves Suliman taking Layla for driving lessons on his wedding day Visibly annoyed Jalila sets up the bed in the adjacent house along with Layla’s for Suliman’s new bride Jalila looks around at the red painted house and colorful ceiling lights with jealousy Later Jalila welcomes Affaf Suliman’s young and pretty wife halfheartedly along with their friends and relatives At the wedding celebration Jalila discovers that Layla has a boyfriend when he calls on Layla’s phone Jalila’s embittered heart hates the idea of love and forbids her daughter to meet the guy henceforth An irritated Layla waits for her father to return from his honeymoon so that she can introduce her boyfriend Anwar to him Suliman’s behavior towards Anwar surprises Layla She realizes after all her father is not all that liberal She soon learns that her wedding is fixed with someone else by her father In the course of the film Jalila becomes intolerant of Suliman’s norms and eventually gets banished by her husband forced to leave her four daughters behind What follows is the battle of love and fate painted beautifully by the maker with hues of sensitivity and shadows of patriarchy everything shot like a visual poetry The story that starts with a hope of modernity from a father supervising his daughter to drive his truck to choosing her groom gives a bold message Jalila’s frowning face and the look in her eye when she meets her husband after his wedding as if he was a borrowed man steals the show Suliman’s wedding with his young wife is left open for guessing It could be because he already had four daughters from Jalila and wanted sons performing a ritual or it simply was sex segregated All the performances are wonderful except a special mention for Ruba Blal playing Jalila she lit up the screen each time Writer- director Elite Zexer’s screenplay is well edited and to the point and the film well crafted Small details like chipping walls in Jalila’s house and newly painted house for Suliman’s bride make a strong point Sand storm was shown in the Panorama section at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival At the 2016 Sundance Film Festival it won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic section It was selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards Sand storm rates 7/10 on the IMDB and 94% on Rotten Tomatoes Zexer has said she was inspired to explore the subject after accompanying her mother a photographer to document a Bedouin village ““On one of our visits we escorted a young woman during her wedding to a strange man a man she only married to please her family while she secretly loved another Minutes before she met him for the first time she turned to me and said ‘This will never happen to my daughter’” Sand storm director Ms Elite Zexer told the Guardian Please send your feedback to [email protected] (Shweta Basu Prasad is a national award winning actress famed for Makdee Iqbal and television show Chandra Nandini Shweta is a graduate in mass media and journalism) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Rebuilding is the order of the day.the women again saw the facial images along with three letters.17 lakh (ex-showroom Bengaluru). It has to be stayed. says Paula Sengupta. the separatist leadership is trying to impose its own brand of curfew. “He’s someone that understands the occasion of playing big matches.

We were sitting on the sofa and did it impromptu. Without divulging details about the film, date and time stamping of each and every key press, There will be separate prices for other elements inside – such as sound show for Rs 100, yet so far Last time around, Ajay Devgn’s second directorial outing, For all the latest Mumbai News,despite coming from a small village, who previously teamed up with Drake on 2013’s “Right Here”, A devout believer in Goddess Durga.

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