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The Delhi Gazette clearly states that the land on which the mosque stood belongs to the Wakf Board.000 patients in different OPDs alone, They also claimed to be one of the bidders for the Rashtriya Awas Divas event to be held on June 25-27,terror map? One envies Indian friends and colleagueswho can get multiple-entry10-year visas to a number of countries For Pakistaniseven those considered bona fide citizensgetting a visa to most countries borders on the impossible In such a scenariothe easing of visa restrictions announced after the recent meeting between Pakistans foreign ministerHina Rabbani Kharand her Indian counterpartSM Krishnais a welcome step towards a more liberal visa regime Pakistanis applying for a visa anywhere have to wait weeks or even monthsnever mind if they are academicsprofessionals or businessmen Most oftenit is Pakistani men who are subjected to the additional processing and screening Since 9/11processing delaysalong with the extensive application formshave become the bane of Pakistanis who want to travel to any other country Until the Mumbai attack of 2008India was an exception Once president Pervez Musharraf did a volte facefirst after Kargil and then after the Agra summitPakistanis could get visas to India much more easily than they could to other countries Nepal and Sri Lanka offered visas on arrival and a couple of east Asian countries were also more accessiblebut India was always the preferred destination for most Pakistanis The India-Pakistan cricket matches and the Page Three visits of the last decade almost made it seem as if the two countries were real neighboursin spite of all the unresolved differences Visas were easily availableat least for Pakistanisand the only hassle one had to endure was Pakistani spooks outside the Indian high commission in Islamabad asking irrelevant questions Indians coming to Pakistan faced more challenges In factany visa regime between the two countries will benefit Pakistanis more than Indians More Pakistanis want to visit India than the other way roundwith the possible exception of Indian Sikhs keen on going to holy places in Pakistan A large number of Pakistanisboth Punjabi- and Urdu-speakingwho migrated between 1947 and 1952have ancestral ties and associations with lands that are still in India Apart from these connectionsthere are numerous Pakistanis who would want to visit India like other regular visitors as touristson businessfor pilgrimages Oftenthey just want to enjoy being in a place where the language and culture are far more familiar than in countries farther afieldat least in north India Understandablysince November 2008and especially since David Headley was identified as one of the key operatives behind the Mumbai attacksit has been near impossible for Pakistaniseven well-connected onesto get a visa for India Compared to the pre-2008 period of visitor exchanges and cricket matchesthe last four years have been troubled and disheartening for those who have worked for and believed in an India-Pakistan future that was friendly and open The recent agreement between the two foreign ministers is a big step forward It provides for eight new categories of visasgiving concessions to Pakistani businessmen and to those over 65 All these measures have already been hailed by the business community and civil society in Pakistan Howeverfactors such as processing timescrutinyand other general hassleswill determine the efficacy of the new visa regime The initial sentiments in both countries are highly positive; one hopes the liberalised visa agreement will be implemented in the same spirit Moreoverthe new visa regime will need solid support structures to make it workable Just one Indian or Pakistani high commission in the capital handling all the visa applications will give rise to bureaucratic delays For a startboth countries need to open many more consulatesespecially in the cities where they expect the most applications There must be more flights linking Pakistans three main cities to KolkataMumbaiNew Delhi and Chennai The announcement of the Islamabad-New Delhi flight is a beginningbut alasIndian visitors who want to go to Lahore will no longer be able to do so unless they get a special visa for it Howeverthe main problem with moving forward on visa regimesor with trade and cricket tiesis not the bureaucratic resistance to change but actors on the Pakistani side who have disrupted all peace (and visa) processes in the past The freedom of Pakistanis to visit India is inextricably linked to the political economy of Pakistan The author is a political economist based in Karachi and visiting professor at Columbia UniversityNew York [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsHyderabad: The BJP would emerge as a major political force in Telangana in next four years its President Amit Shah in Hyderabad on Thursday claimed The party’s chief who has been focused on expanding its reach in southern and eastern states expressed confidence in assuming a stronghold in the state in next few years Amit Shah AFP "I never think negatively Our core team has made a strategy today and will make in future as well.You watch. in four years BJP will become the main political force in Telangana" Shah told reporters The senior leader was here to take stock of party’s membership drive and also its growth in the newly formed state Telangana where BJP has targeted to enrol 35 lakh new members has been identified as one of the important states in South where it aims to grow as a major force in the coming years BJP had been a consistent supporter of the separate statehood demand and had won one Lok Sabha seat and five Assembly seats in Telangana in 2014 elections in alliance with the TDP Asked about political alliances Shah said local BJP unit would come with a decision on the matter Replying to a query he said the NDA government does not discriminate among states and treats all alike Shah is scheduled to leave for Vijayawada today where he will hold similar strategy-making meetings for party’s growth in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh PTI By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 3 2017 5:35 am Top News The Chandigarh unit of Indian Meteorological Society held a symposium on climate change and health on Wednesday Surender Paul director Indian meteorological department Chandigarh said: “The recent years have witnessed a direct impact of climate change on human health creating a need for medical professionals to work in the area of climate change to better understand the relationship between varying climate and disease pattern The year 2016 was observed as the hottest year” Watch:International Powerboat Race Launch Dramatically Halted By JCB Trucks Dr Ravindra Khaiwal associate professor of environmental health School of Public Health PGIMER delivered a lecture titled “Climate change and its impact on human health” He pointed out that there was a need to initiate a mitigation action for societal benefits and stressed that there was a need to develop and disseminate a more robust early warning system to save human lives during disasters such as cyclones floods extreme heat and others Adbhut Dogra and Vivek Dhawan demonstrated the working of various meteorological instruments being used to collect daily weather parameters They also introduced the automatic weather station which collects real time data and shares it at the National Centre if immediate action is required The symposium was attended by more than 25 participants including medical professionals from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Panjab University For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: August 3 2015 2:24 am Related News Justifying the imposition of the Emergency Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in an interview to Yugoslav journalists said that “the opportunistic and cynical policies of the opposition parties” had to be “frustrated” to protect democracy socialism secularism and non-alignment the four pillars of India’s state policy In this context she said the support offered to her by Yugoslavia’s president Marshal Tito was “most welcome” She claimed that if “the motley crowd” of opposition parties came to power they would split immediately and there would be confusion in the country India’s attempt had been to bring about social equality through non-violence and by permitting a multiplicity of political parties That could work only if the parties learnt to subordinate their sectional interests to that of the nation she said Helsinki Talks US President Gerald Ford said he and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev had made progress in their Helsinki talks towards a new strategic arms limitation agreement He said an accord could hopefully be reached by the end of the year He said he anticipated that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko would have two more meetings Brezhnev told reporters that “there was little time to decide everything but they did decide on some matters” No Moratorium India rejected the suggestion that a moratorium should be placed on peaceful nuclear explosions by both nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear weapon states India’s representative at the conference of the Committee on Disarmament BC Mishra said such a moratorium would disadvantage non-nuclear weapon states LN Mishra Murder The CBI arrested the alleged assassin of former Railway Minister LN Mishra ending a seven-month hunt For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsApollo Hospitals Chennai released a press release on Sunday evening stating that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest and is undergoing treatment Supporters outside the hospital broke down on hearing the news Security outside the hospital has been strengthened Central forces have been rushed to Tamil Nadu and have been asked to stay on standby Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest this evening says Apollo Hospital She is being treated monitored by experts pictwittercom/dUceqoCpW7 — ANI (@ANI_news) December 4 2016 TN CM Jayalalithaa being treated and monitored by a team of experts including Cardiologists Pulmonologist and Critical care specialists — ANI (@ANI_news) December 4 2016 Supporters outside Apollo hospital in Chennai break down as they hear about TN CM Jayalalithaa’s cardiac arrest this evening pictwittercom/6Cb59Y06h6 — ANI (@ANI_news) December 4 2016 Reports suggest that Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke toTamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and asked for an update on Jayalalithaa’s health The governor is already on his way to Chennai #jayalalithaa : Maha Governor who is holding additional charge of #TamilNadu expected to arrive in Chennai at 11pm https://tco/lSbLnlh5w8 pictwittercom/7JPTACJe3l — The Hindu (@the_hindu) December 4 2016 Earlier in the evening AIADMK had said that Jayalalithaa will return home "soon" as an Aiims expert team has confirmed that she has completely recovered after over two months of hospitalisation Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa File photo AFP "The Aiims doctors visited the hospital on Saturday and after examining her (Jayalalithaa’s) health they shared the good news with us that Amma (as Jayalalithaa is fondly called) has completely recovered" party spokesperson C Ponnaiyan had told reporters The team comprising G Khilnani professor department of pulmonology medicine Anjan Trikha professor of anaesthesiology and critical care and Nitish Nayak professor department of cardiology has been visiting the hospital regularly ever since the 68-year-old AIADMK supremo was admitted on 22 September Jayalalithaa was hospitalised on 22 September after she complained of fever and dehydration The hospital which had been issuing bulletins on her health status has said she was being treated for infection Apollo Hospitals chairman Dr C Prathap Reddy had recently said that Jayalalithaa was in good health and was speaking using a valve attached to the tracheotomy tube With inputs from PTI The PRI now has six fewer governors than when Pena Nieto took office. ? 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The complainant, who appears to have got wind of the trap when he was on his way to collect his share, Surinder Badal has been exempted from personal appearance while five other accused had been declared proclaimed offenders in the case.has since died.Written by Express News Service | Gurgaon | Published: August 29s grandson Jahandar Shah who ruled between 1712 and 1713. some franchise owners are yet to pay the players and other team staff for being part of this year’s edition played in January, the party made Sarbananda Sonowal, on a road trip. All in 1 week!

After the occasional visit to the? he’s energetic and always giving his all on the field. Party’s former general secretary Mukul Roy, meanwhile, Mark Petchey says the new technology has “limitless potential”. 2015 12:44 pm Railways bowled out Tamil Nadu for 328. The land,I even visited gynecologists to take their opinion on the walk and gait of a pregnant woman, she said When I came into the industryit was with the idea of playing characters that were very different from one another That’s what I’ve been doing all along I’m glad that the movies are faring well at the box office? a senior IPS officer, now you suffer the consequences’ were some of the phrases he used to describe what he thought the Indian attitude was.

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