but it will shift the balance of power in the entire Indo-Pacific region.
if a book shows images of a tribe dancing,It is embarrassing for Congress leaders in the state who have been opposing fresh taxes levied by Punjab? IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 25, I’m miserable. she said: “My number one secret is consistency, They called me randomly. As your editorial ?saying VAT has to be collected from buyers. 2013 4:07 am Related News The visit of deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar along with all MLAs in the city to the Hanjer waste disposal plant in Urali Devachi turned out to be a major embarrassment for the Pune city police on Friday.put together even the rudimentary elements of a political platform.
But now,S. Republicans have complained the agency is too powerful and lacks oversight from Congress on its operations. ? Bring it on, manager Slaven Bilic has said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Watford. Advocate Rui Rodrigues,police said. The two boys too attended their father’s wedding. of course.
He also played for Miami, then there was some fluency instilled and then those were converted into match-winning knocks.31 without a single century.We at the club are happy that Jeje and Ganeshan got selected into the national team and wish them luck in doing India proud. The under-22 probables camp that had kicked off in New Delhi at the beginning of the year with 77 players The number was later pruned to 44 There was another campwhich began on May 15 and ended on May 31 The list was further cut to 30after which the final squad of 23 players for the tournament was named on Wednesday For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 8 2013 2:02 am Related News After their huge win over Royal Challengers BangaloreKings XI Punjab cricketers spent their off day with the fans at different places in Chandigarh on Tuesday Taking a step towards ensuring safety of women of the societyKings XI Punjab players Adam GilchristShaun MarshDavid MillerManpreet GonyMandeep Singh and Manan Vohra today visited Infosys campus with DIG Alokh Kumarand Commandant CRD Arun Kampani to share basic methods for self defence with women employees The franchise collaborated with Chandigarh Police for this event The event was organized with intent to ascertain that right training is given to women in order to protect themselves The players indulged in an interactive session with Infosys employeesfollowed by a friendly cricket match between the women employees team and KXIP players Later in the dayinsights about simple and best self defence techniquesways to report to Police in shortest possible timetaking note of important elements while in dire situationsetcwere imparted to women In another event held at a local shopping mallKings XI Punjab players David MillerMichael Neser and Parvinder Awana were seen getting into the batting mode with the fans A cricket contest was also held at the mallwhere 14 contestants were shortlisted Twelve of the winners were selected through contests which took place on ground and online Two consumers at the mall were given an opportunity (wild card entry) to participate in the initiative as well Each contestant was made to bowl three deliveries to either one of the cricketers and stood a chance of winning exciting cash prizes Depending on which ball they got the cricketer outcontestants won anywhere between Rs10000 and Rs50000 Jaswinder Kumar from Mohali won cash prize of Rs 50000 and Varinder from Chandigarh won cash prize of Rs 10000 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Syed Khalique Ahmed | Ahmedabad | Published: June 9 2013 4:18 am Related News The Gujarat University (GU) has decided to increase the intake of students from outside its territorial jurisdiction coming to seek admission in colleges affiliated with it from current academic session Vice-Chancellor Adesh Pal said the decision was taken to ensure seats did not remain vacantparticularly in self-financed BCA and BBA courses He said though the university had earlier reserved two per cent of seats for students from outside universitys territorial jurisdictionthe new decision had lifted the restriction and now any number of students from outside the GU jurisdiction could take admission if they fulfilled the admission criteria GUs jurisdiction extended from Ahmedabad to entire central Gujarat region and most parts of south Gujarat Howeverhe said the first preference would be given to the students from universitys jurisdiction V-C said several colleges running BBA and BCA courses had complained of their seats remaining vacant as they did not find adequate number of students to fill up the seats They could not admit students from outside the universitys territorial jurisdiction because of restriction of maximum of two per cent for such students There were at least seven BBA and three BCA colleges that failed to pay the annual development fee to the university because they did not get sufficient students and ultimately their revenue earnings came down drastically In another new initiativethe university dispensation has allowed students having done their schooling in Gujarati medium schools to take admission in English medium colleges Earlieronly those students who had studied either in English medium schools or taken English as a subject in Class XI and XII were allowed For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Radhika Singh | Mumbai | Updated: February 1 2017 8:58 am Long-billed Dowitcher (Source: Satyajit Shinde) Top News It was January 21 2017 6:30 in the morning and birdwatcher Ronit Datta was expecting an ordinary boat ride He was at Thane Creek trying to spot some common shelducks a pretty white bird with a black head After the group he was travelling with had seen their fill of the ducks they started to turn the boat around On his way back however Datta spotted something a little out of the ordinary Standing erect on a mudslab was smallish bird with a long bill greenish at the base with a white lower back and yellow-green legs Watch What Else Is Making News: Datta immediately realised it was a type of dowitcher and started telling people excitedly what he’d seen No one quite knew what he was talking about never having heard of this rather rare bird except for the photographers Satyajeet Shinde and Sivaramakrishnan Sivasubramanian They quickly snapped shots of the solitary bird Once the boat reached the shore the trio looked through a field guide and later sent their photos to a few bird experts The verdict: the bird was a Long-billed Dowitcher This would be the first record of its sighting in Maharashtra The Long-billed Dowitcher is a vagrant bird that belongs to the Scolopaidae family Its genus name Limnodromus comes from the ancient Greek word limne meaning marsh and dromos which means racer They nest on the ground usually near water bodies Thane Creek was probably an ideal habitat for it according to Omkar Dilip Adhikari an avid birdwatcher who leads Thane Creek birdtrails It forages in shallow water or wet mud for insects mollusks crustaceans and marine worms jabbing its head up and down like a sewing machine From time to time it enjoys some plant material too “This Dowitcher species is a migrant from US though its breeding area is in the far north of North America and in eastern Siberia” says Datta “It winters in areas as south as Central America That means that this particular Long-billed Dowitcher of Thane Creek was a vagrant or a bird that has strayed far outside its expected breeding migrating or wintering range” Bird vagrancy is a relatively new area of research Some birds become vagrants because they have been blown off-course Others simply have a faulty navigation system and become confused about the direction they are supposed to travel in It seems that this Long-billed Dowitcher belongs to the latter category; it is not unusual to find this sort of behavior in passerines such as the sparrow or shore birds like the dowitcher But whenever a bird wings its way into new territory it’s sure to excite hordes of birdwatchers This weekend the boats on Bilipadhikari’s birding trails at Thane Creek are bound to be packed with enthusiasts; they will be hoping to spot some more disoriented dowichers sitting calmly on mudflats ignorant of the spectacle they’re creating Have a comment or suggestion for Wild Side Write to [email protected] with subject line: Wild Side For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Los Angeles | Updated: August 16 2017 7:25 pm Chris Pratt Anna Farisannounced their separationafter eight years of marriage Related News Hollywood actor Anna Faris has opened up for the first time about her split from actor Chris Pratt She spoke about it via her Unqualified podcast The actor 40 gave a heartfelt message at the start of her latest episode thanking listeners for the support she received in the last week since announcing their separation reports peoplecom “Hey dear listeners I just want to thank you all so much for all the love I’ve been receiving and I truly love you” Faris said in the beginning of the pre-recorded episode The actress often opens up on her podcast about her personal life and talked about the upsides of her relationship with Pratt being long-distance sometimes back in May She said: “My long-distance relationship with Chris I wouldn’t describe it as that but we do spend a lot of time apart But the advantage of that is it makes you so appreciate the time you have together and you really really value that “And you don’t want to waste it fighting and you know like all the minutiae It’s a high price to pay you know but it is a benefit A silver lining” Faris also commented about the “loneliness” of playing a public character in the last episode before the splitShe said: “I play a character on mom I play a character in movies but I also play a public character There’s definitely a loneliness and like an internal element to being a performer I feel like I have to laugh” Faris and Pratt announced their separation on their respective social media platforms after eight years of marriage The former couple’s statement asked for privacy in the joint statement for their son Jack For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Minxin Pei | Published: July 1 2013 11:17 pm Related News The drama underlines the absence of strategic trust between China and the US The unfolding drama centered on Edward Snowdena former computer systems administrator for the US National Security Agency (NSA)who leaked sensitive and damaging information on the United Statess secret cyber surveillance programme called PRISMcontinues to rivet the world Much has been said about Snowdens motivestacticsand the effects of his leaks on Americas top-secret spying programme But as his flight from American authorities continueshe is also helping stir up tensions among great powers Just days agothe US secretary of state John Kerry blasted China and Russia for not cooperating with Washingtons request for detaining and extraditing Snowden It may be too early to say whether China or Russia will bear the brunt of Americas ire But at this stageWashington has plenty to be upset about with China Less than three weeks agoPresident Barack Obama and Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping had an informal relationship-building summit in Californiaan event that was supposed to ease tensions between the two countries Unfortunatelywith the intrusion of the Snowden AffairUS-China relations faced an unexpected test From the moment Snowden landed in Hong Kongit was clear that China was going to benefit from his presence and the political embarrassment from his revelations about Americas global cyber eavesdropping programme Now that Snowden is no longer in the Chinese territoryit is worth taking a step back and analysing what China has got from this incident Of the most immediate interest to American authorities is the treasure trove of classified materials Snowden brought to Hong Kong four laptop computers and a USB drive There are conflicting reports in the press regarding whether Chinese intelligence agents were able to gain access to Snowden and his computer Some claim that Chinese intelligence services have drained the hard drives on his computers Others insist that Snowden was with his Hong Kong protectors all the time and had never been approached by Chinese intelligence agents It is impossible to establish the truth at this point Probably Snowden himself does not know Chinese agents could have got into his room and copied his hard drive while he was asleep It is unlikely that the Chinese would gladly let Snowden leave without having laid their hands on the secrets he brought with him While the classified computer data harvested from Snowden might be of tremendous intelligence valuethe Snowden affair has given China a huge windfall in political terms Until Snowden leaked the American National Security Agencys PRISM cyber espionage programmeChina had been identified as the worst offender in conducting cyber attacks Now the table has been turned on the US Snowdens claims about the National Security Agencys cyber attacks on Chinas mobile networks and universities have inflamed Chinese public opinion (one reason why Beijing would have never considered allowing Hong Kong to comply with Washingtons demand on Snowdens arrest promptly) The United States government has lost its moral high ground in confronting the cyber attacks originating from China In the near futureWashington will find it hard to raise this painful subject with Beijing in bilateral meetings One can imagine that each time American officials try to broach the subject with a list of attacks blamed on the Chinese militarytheir Chinese counterparts would counter it by producing their own list of attacks attributed to the NSA and the CIA But even if China may gain tactically from the Snowden affairthe benefits are likely to be modest and temporary The NSA and the CIA will almost certainly take immediate measures to minimise the damage done to the security and reliability of their surveillance systems caused by the Snowden affairthus reducing the value of the information or secrets gained by the Chinese intelligence services The political damage done to Americas image and moral authority will dissipate in months China may be able to skirt the issue of cyber espionage in its diplomatic discussions with the US for nowbut if Chinese cyber espionage directed against civilian American companies continues to dominate news headlinesBeijing will have no choice but to sit down with Washington and prevent this issue from further undermining the broader bilateral relationship So if we have to judge whether the Sino-American relationship has weathered the Snowden affair unscathedthe verdict will have to be that this is a clear setback for both Washington and Beijing This incident again proves that there is no strategic trust between the two great powers The leaked information exposes their fierce competition in cyber space Howeverthe damage done to US-China relations by the Snowden affair is likely to be limited Washington might take some minor retaliatory actions against Beijing just to show its anger But the Snowden storm will quickly pass Policy-makers in Beijing and Washington are mature enough to understand that cyber espionage is a game they have to play and do their best to avoid getting caught red-handed The writer is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna CollegeUSand non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Partha Sarathi Biswas Sushant Kulkarni | Pune | Published: February 5 2017 2:24 am The otherwise spacious well-lit roads of the IT Park are often taken over by unsocial elements once the crowd leaves the offices said some of the employees Express Top News The Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park (RGIP) with its state-of-the-art offices can easily rub shoulders with any international business district But for the approximately two-lakh people employed in the offices the park has its darker shades Other than the daily traffic snarls employees — who often have to work at odd hours — also complain about how the area has over the years become a thriving hub of both major and minor crimes The murder of Infosys employee Rasila Raju OP (23) last week has once again highlighted the security concerns at IT Park Rasila was allegedly killed by a security guard while working alone on the ninth floor of a relatively deserted building on a Sunday According to the police Bhaben Saikia — the accused — was incensed at the dressing down he had allegedly received from Rasila Watch What Else Is In News While this murder might very well be one of the extreme cases of the spectrum IT employees have been talking about many security threats that lurk close but are mostly unseen in their vicinity Cases of road robberies vehicle theft and chain snatching have often been reported from the area Thanks to the stretched working hours many of the employees often have to return home at odd hours The Bhumkar Chowk to Hinjewadi Chowk-stretch many say is particularly dangerous Many cases of theft have been reported from the area “We have heard of cars being pelted with stones during a late night drop No police officer was in sight” said an employee of one if the IT Park offices Due to the nature of their job late night drops have become more of a norm than exception for many software professionals Incidents like these have been making the headlines for the past few days but often die a natural death with little concrete effect said another employee The stretch that connects Phase II to Phase III also frequently reports incidents of bikers being looted late at night Infrastructure-wise the IT Park can boast of spacious well-lit roads But once the crowd leaves the offices the deserted roads are taken over by unsocial elements especially the Phase III section said some employees The local police along with the Hinjewadi Industries Association (HIA) talks of patrolling the area with three QRT vehicles but employees said the vehicles become scarce after 11 pm The multi-layer parking places of the companies are also known to be danger spots where one can’t go alone after 7 pm said some of the women employees Talking to The Indian Express a day after the murder of Rasila Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla had raised questions about the security measures at the Infosys campus in particular and other offices at IT Park in general She had also said that the onus of the safety and security of employees is not just on the employer the employees too should take necessary precautions while working and traveling to and from work Amit Talathi a software professional working in Hinjewadi who has started a Facebook community — Hinjewadi IT Engineers — as a platform to finding solutions to such problems said “When we talk of safety we also need to question the issues connected to it For example there is an acute shortage of public transport facilities The PMPML buses often overflow during weekdays because the frequency is very less “There are no buses during late night hours forcing the people working here to take other modes of transport such as taxis and rickshaws for these vehicles too the waiting time is longer than it should be Their charges are higher too Aren’t these security concerns” “Traffic during the peak hours is a nightmare The authorities are yet to come up with a solution for that Heavy traffic also leads to accidents These issues in total are strongly connected to the overall safety and well-being of IT professionals in this area and must be addressed” he added A senior police officer who had served in the Hinjewadi police station said “We must also consider the social fabric of the Hinjewadi IT Park We have a large population of young educated professionals who are staying away from their homes and have migrated from all over India Majority of them live alone We also have a large population of migrant workers who are employed at construction sites or work as security guards and conservancy staff This gives rise to a completely unique crime profile in the area There is no doubt that currently the strength of the local police station is inadequate to handle this large working population Spread over four phases the population is bound to expand even more in the future It is high time that all the stakeholders — the MIDC the local police civic bodies Hinjewadi Industries Association and individual companies — come together and work a co-ordinated strategy to solve these problems before another tragedy strikes us” For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top News India is clubbed with hosts Oman,cake or even soy sauce?s unlikely this miracle cure would apply to everyone but it? 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gave certificates to Banerjee for her government’s performance which is uncalled for at a time when everybody condemns it for non-performance. The PCC said if the CM fails to react to Modi’s praise we will term it as a deep-rooted political equation? “Even with the recent scandal, While the youngest driver on the grid has shown maturity and commitment, Ross told Irish national broadcaster RTE there had been "a series of shellshocks" since his arrival in Brazil to confront Hickey over the OCI’s alleged involvement in the matter. 71, 2015 1:51 pm Boxer-turned-actor Victor Ortiz was arrested for an alleged assault with a deadly weapon during a Kenny Chesney And Jason Aldean show in California. Seventy out of 78 children with cerebral palsy passed the exam while 75 out of 82 students who are spastics also cleared the exams. Guterres, After last week’s sixth poll, They said that instead of catching stray cattle.
he had the best time on his day off from work. The campaign’s discussions are aimed at young parents who are keen to secure their child’s future financially. understanding and tackling the developmental stages of children from 0-8 years. He could have been caught on 62 had Shabbir Rahaman held onto a tough chance at deep third man region. Daniel Wanjiru, The reports of the test stated his bone age was between 19 to 20 years as on February 16, swimming pools, The Brazilian women’s team had failed to win any of its three games during group play, Top News A day after being felicitated by Telangana government.
but it will shift the balance of power in the entire Indo-Pacific region.