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even though they may consider themselves important in the here-and-now. of it. Their presence and performance has allowed the selection committee to leave out R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from the T20 and limited overs squads. That is what freedom of choice and expression is about. In fact, four more than the tally at Delhi. Despite grimacing from time to time and exclaiming her fingers have no feeling, said cantonment board member Karan Makwani.

we’ll see how it goes, It was first revealed by Switzerland’s attorney general last September, have a budget of around Rs.6-10 lakhs” One day one episode is the motto here The timing may be tedious with the actors having to work for 15 to 16 hours but no one is complaining The director added “Many directors merely want to finish their work they come to the sets do a scene and move on to the next but I feel that we work for so long and there is always so much pressure then why not have some fun So I keep my crew entertained and we have a laugh in between whenever possible” Capturing the romance: Khan and Kapur play husband and wife who are madly in love with each other Some intense scenes require them to have chemistry which as we know is hard to enact but they still pull it off with ease As Kapur mentioned “We have been friends since the past four years which makes it easy” Khan also added “If a co-actor makes you comfortable then it makes your job easier Because of our comfort level Alan and I get every scene very well” On the day of our visit to the sets we witnessed a very romantic sequence being shot Kabir had planned a surprise for his beautiful wife Piya and had adorned their bedroom with candles flowers and balloons Their chemistry was evident as Kabir went all out to profess his love but his plan was brought to an abrupt end when Kabir’s mother walks in and takes Piya to meet her friends The sequence concludes with Piya returning to find Kabir asleep She wakes him and tries to cheer him up This sequence was a part of the episodes that were screened on November 19 and 20 They had also shot another memorable romantic scene a few days back where they performed a slow and romantic dance together “Kabir and Piya weren’t able to go anywhere after their marriage neither were they able to celebrate so Kabir decides to take Piya to a different world and spend time with her A dreamy fairy tale like setting was created and the scene shows them dancing together” mentioned Dutt Trouble in paradise: While the dominant theme of the show is romance it also consists of several other difficult and non-romantic sequences which both the actors have got a taste of As Kapur mentioned “We have shot a football sequence in Bhopal and during that time I had last played football six years back It was very hot there and more so I had to run around with the ball on the makeshift pitch the whole day It was exhausting and difficult but we finally got it right” Khan also didn’t have it easy when they were shooting for their marriage sequence which was filmed for over 20 days “In the marriage sequence I had to cry a lot An huge amount of glycerine was used due to which my eyes and face swelled up Plus I had to wear a 20 kilo lehenga in which I couldn’t even walk and doing that for 20 days took its toll on me” describes Khan as she speaks about the ordeal most actresses face while shooting a marriage sequence Speaking of trouble this week we see Piya being accused of stealing something and the police come looking for her We wonder how Khan and her crew will nail the whole sequence and add to the drama unfolding on the show [email protected] For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express AppWritten by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published: July 19 2013 11:38 am Related News Actress Priyanka Chopra traveled to Imphal recently to get into the skin of her character in upcoming biopic on Olympic medalist Mary Kom While in the cityshe visited Mary Kom and her family along with the movie’s director Omung Kumar She also took out time to visit the location where Mary trains “This was a purely research based trip for the film It was wonderful for meOmung and the team to be hosted by MaryOnler and her family The people of Manipur were very gracious and welcoming and we look forward to coming back here soon” Priyanka said in a statement here Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom won a bronze medal at the London Olympics She belongs to Kom tribal community of north eastern state of Manipur This film is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Koraput (odisha) | Published: September 2 2013 7:19 pm Related News Odisha Police on Monday rejected the Maoists demand of withdrawing BSF camps from Chitrakonda areathe Naxal hot-bed of Malkangiri districtwhile the state government stressed on the augmentation of developmental activities in the Southern districts Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra said the Maoists blasted a landmine killing four BSF jawans out of frustration as the government had not withdrawn the para-military force as per their demand The maoists hand are tied due to presence of BSF jawans in the areathe DGP claimed Odisha’s home secretary V K Saxena and DGP Mishra reviewed the ongoing anti-Maoist operations in Southern districts of KoraputMalkangiriNabarangpur and Rayagada here six days after the killing of BSF jawans Focusing on the cut-off area of Malkangiri district where launch service was stalled from August 21 to 30 to the 151 villages in and around Balimela reservoir reportedly for Maoist threatthe DGP said As three new BSF camps were established in the Chitrakonda areathe Maoists out of frustration halted the launch service expecting that by this we will withdraw forces Howeverquestion of withdrawing forces from Chitrakonda does not arise Describing the Maoist offensive of August 27 as unfortunatethe DGP rejected alleged lapses in intelligence failure and said steps will be taken to ensure such incidents doesn’t occur According to the DGP as the Maoist activities has been contained to a good extent in Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon blocks of Koraput districtthe Naxals were in search of an opportunity to hit back and they succeeded in attacking the BSF convoy The home secretary said development and security goes hand in hand in the Maoist-hit districts and more emphasis is given to rural connectivity and electrification of villages Earlier on the daythe DGP held meeting with the Spscollectors of the four districts and top BSF officials regarding Maoist activites in the area For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLos Angeles | Published: March 5 2014 10:14 am Selena and Justin had sparked reconciliation rumours last year when Bieber had posted a picture on Instagram in which Gomez hadcuddled the ‘Baby’ hitmaker from behind (Reuters) Related News Troubled pop star Justin Biebershowed his love for former girlfriend Selena Gomez by callingher the most elegant princess in the world The 20-year-old singer shared photographs of Gomez whichwas taken at the Vanity Fair post Oscar party hosted byGraydon Carter reported Ace Showbiz? the show follows the journey of a poor Piya into Kabir’s family; their love story,cawing crows and evil spirits have wholly possessed Ramu?macabre films of late. the White House said Monday.Farrukhabad, The news was confirmed by his spokesperson.“Yes Sushant is doing Homi Adajania and Dinesh Vijan’s next film However it is too early to share more details” said the source Reportedly the actor’s co-star will be none other than Alia Bhatt When contacted Bhatt’s manager stated that she was not allowed to comment on this For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Published: September 9 2015 1:51 am Related News Five years ago Shreya Nimarkar (43) underwent hysterectomy at a private suburban hospital when doctors accidentally damaged her ureter The urine leaked inside her own body damaging both her kidneys What followed was a painful nine-hour surgery of intestine reduction to prevent further spread of infection In the last three years she has approached the Maharashtra Medical Council filed a complaint with the consumer court and approached local police authorities “There has been no redressal The hospital continues to run its doctors probably duping other patients” remarks Nimarkar She will now present her case before a public platform in her final chance to seek redressal in November Share This Article Related Article Bringing the medical grievance system to a wider public platform the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) along with NGO Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) will for the first time hear complaints of patients publicly against both public and private hospitals Such a public hearing was earlier conducted in 2004 but only against public healthcare professionals This time the NHRC will invite state health secretaries Directors of Health Services medical education ministry national medical councils municipal corporations consumer protection councils and officials from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to respond to the complaints put up by patients “Any violation in healthcare can be presented in this two-day hearing We will also bring charitable hospitals civic-run hospitals clinical trials under the scanner” said Dr Abhijeet More co-convener of JSA The monthly public hearings will be first held at Mumbai based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in November then at Chennai Raipur Guwahati Lucknow and Chandigarh Noor Jahan attached with Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan said that she will present collective cases of Muslim women who have been denied medical care in public hospitals “Muslim clusters have fewer public health centers These women are not given proper care during deliveries” said Jahan Another union of labourers will be approaching the NHRC’s hearing to demand better medical facilities under Employee State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) “The ESIC hospitals are understaffed There is no testing equipment in the hospitals As a result these labourers have to visit private hospitals and spend from their own pockets” said N Vasudevan president of New Trade Union Initiative With the first public hearing the NHRC will identify gaps in the private and public healthcare system after hearing all cases It will formulate guidelines and issue instructions to medical councils and government bodies “We will also demand a patient redressal system like the one in Jharkhand” said More tabassumbarnagarwala @expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: April 17 2015 1:10 am Related News Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Thursday urged the Left Front to present an united resistance to overcome the “reign of terror” unleashed by the ruling Trinamool Congress The CPM politburo member also urged the people to exercise their franchise against the TMC in the municipal polls Issuing an appeal Bhattacharjee said while campaigning for the municipal polls the CPM workers have gone door-to-door of the voters “The politically-cornered Trinamool Congress is trying to spread a reign of terror ahead of the polls Our party supporters and grassroot leaders might think whether we would be able to put up a resistance against this attack But we are hopeful” Bhattacharjee who has skipped the CPM’s ongoing 21st Congress in Visakhapatnam said He said only Left Front and CPM can stand up to such terror tactics and urged urged each and every Left worker to enrol himself as a volunteer to ensure free and fair polling during Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections on April18 Share This Article Related Article “They (TMC) should not be allowed to take control of the situation at any cost” he said The former CM said common people will decide the election results “How many people can they stop by terror” he asked and added “The need of the hour is total and united resistance We have seen through our experience that people will say the last word” Appealing the common people to exercise their franchise he said “Do not succumb to any hurdles that come in your way” Meanwhile several reports of attack on CPM rallies were received on Thursday when when the campaign ended In one incident in Patuli in the southern fringe of the city a CPM election rally was attacked allegedly by TMC workers Several CPM supporters were injured including the candidate of the area said Sujan Chakrabarty CPM party leader said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Mumbai | Published: July 18 2013 9:56 am Related News Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and actor Farhan Akhtar met Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and sought tax concession for Bhaag Milkha Bhaaga biopic on athlete Milkha Singh The director and the lead actor reached Vidhan Bhawan in south Mumbaiwhere the monsoon session of state legislature is underwayand met the minister Review: Bhaag Milkha bhaag “We informed the government that many more people would be able to watch the film after tax exemption” Farhan told reporters “The minister assured us he would consider our demand positively” he said The Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures production reportedly grossed Rs 3208 crore net in the first week of its release For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News Dhoni -The Untold Story’.

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during these meetings,253 places of worship belonging to the religious minorities including Hindus,scam? When more sensible auditing is doneit will become clear that the loss was nowhere near the Rs 176000 crores that CAG came up with but because the Prime Minister refused to defend his government at the outsetthe governments personal auditor took to making all his reports public on national television His reports have all contained statistics that are as fanciful as the ones he produced for the 2G scam but not once has the Prime Minister spoken up On the supposed windfall given to private companies in the sale of coal assetsthe figures are not just untrue but hilarious as has been ably pointed out in this newspaper by Surjit Bhalla Butthe Prime Minister said nothing If he had dared to speak up from the startwe may not have reached this low point His silence has been interpreted by everyone from government auditors and judges to social activists as a sign of such weakness that they have taken to dictating government policies It is not the business of social activists and judges to make policy but they have felt emboldened to do this because of the Prime Ministers mysterious silences Last week we finally heard Dr Manmohan Singh speak up when Annas teammatesthose ultimate paragons of probitycharged him with being personally corrupt Andeven then what we heard from the Prime Minister was not an angry rebuttal but a sadlittle whine He offered to resign from public life if the charges against him could be proved These are not the words of a leader but the words of a defendant in the dock What India has neededtime and time again since 2009was a leader and at no stage has the Prime Minister shown that he is that leader In his last term in office we saw a very different man Someone who stood up for what he believed was right for India and risked the fall of his government rather than succumb to communist blackmail over the nuclear deal he signed with the United States Where did that man go What happened in 2009 that forced the Prime Minister to behave more and more like the backroom bureaucrat he once used to be Was he told that he was only a stopgap for someone else Was he told he must avoid being too much of a leader The questions have become irrelevant today because the damage has been done and is probably irreversible It is only a matter of time before we slide back into that socialist era when officials controlled the Indian economyprivate enterprise was considered a crime and everything from milk and bread to gas cylinders and telephones were always in short supply When this happens the man who will be held responsible will be the Prime Minister because it is his fault The political lesson that can be learned from the celebrated rise and ignominious fall of Dr Manmohan Singh is that India cannot be led by prime ministers who are prime ministers by appointment Sonia Gandhi must accept that her experiment in enjoying political power without a modicum of accountability may have worked the first time but has failed miserably this time around AndIndia is paying the price Follow Tavleen on Twitter @ Tavleen_Singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: August 7 2015 1:29 am Related News The Englishman has known that his home is his castle since 1628 when Sir Edward Coke wrote it into the Institutes of the Lawes of England the bible of common law And he codified a belief that had been in currency for at least a century earlier Coke’s dictum has been sadly misused by the right in several countries to argue for the right to be badly behaved at home But on the other hand it also established the notion of private space as the refuge of free will the fundamental building block of democracy It is therefore surprising that until now the jury has been out on the question of privacy in India which has successfully adapted numerous English institutions to an Asian context In response to Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi’s argument that two judgments by constitution benches in 1954 and 1963 had held that privacy is not a fundamental right and that there can be no clarity on the question unless it is referred to a nine-judge bench the Supreme Court has held that without the fundamental right to privacy the right to life and liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution would be meaningless This is not the last word on the issue since the matter in which various parties have argued that the collection of Aadhaar data is a violation of privacy is still being heard But the court has clearly indicated its willingness to sanctify privacy Following his observation on Englishmen and their castles — Englishwomen did not typically own property or enjoy much free will at the time — Coke had elaborated “…et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium (and each man’s home is his safest refuge)” Hopefully the court will enlarge on the theme The idea of private space is no longer defined spatially It is the dimensionless mindspace in which we think express and interact The contemporary “castle” that deserves legal protection is the human community the media and the ether in which its communications intermesh where it interacts with institutions and performs all the functions that bring richness to life from rocket science to slapstick comedy While individual privacy remains the bedrock of democracy — its basis is a secret ballot — the privacy of the collective and of relationships has assumed equal importance While public concerns about the collection of private data by Aadhaar for authenticating identity may be exaggerated the possibility of multiplexing data to profile people and groups is real and could amount to an invasion of privacy Since deterrents to this possibility will be legal rather than technical the courts will play a crucial role in resolving this issue The Supreme Court has moved purposefully in the right direction For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: A day after the BJP took the initiative to woo its estranged ally Shiv Sena a section of Sena leaders are raising suspicion that the entire episode of resuming power sharing talks is round two of BJP’s alliance drama Though the Sena is going ahead with the talks the saffron party is wary of the BJP’s tactics due to its bitter experience with the former ally during the seat sharing talks before the assembly elections Following a meeting of Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray and senior BJP leaders on Friday that remained inconclusive a section of Sena leaders believe that the BJP is just trying to show off that they serious about the alliance ahead of the winter session of the state assembly scheduled to begin on 8 December BJP leaders said that the Sena has been assured that their final proposal would be placed before the central leadership which is likely to take the final call on the power sharing issue Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray PTI "The way the BJP responded yesterday was very typical of them This was exactly happened before the alliance split in October It is like another round of drama by the BJP that dragged the talks till the last moment without any conclusive offer and then broke the alliance Now there seems to be a possibility that the BJP will do the same thing by carrying on the talks with us till the last moment and suddenly it will announce the cabinet expansion without the Sena" said a senior Sena leader The leader added that the BJP has faced a lot of criticism for keeping us away from power "At the same time the BJP is also worried about the increasing sympathy the Sena is receiving due to the NCP’s outside support to BJP The public opinion has turned against the Fadnavis government which is why BJP seems to be making attempts to neutralize it" said another Sena functionary adding that the saffron party is not in any hurry to join the government On Saturday senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also met Uddhav on Saturday at Matoshree the latter’s residence Swamy said that the two parties should come together for Hindutva However the Sena has once again made it clear that the party wants a 2:1 share in the government along with the deputy chief minister’s post and the important home portfolio BJP has deputed Union Minister Dharamendra Pradhan and PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil to talk to the Sena over the power sharing issue in Maharashtra Political observers say that the BJP fears a tough time in the upcoming winter session in Nagpur due to the Sena’s aggressive stand as an opposition party Also the congress and NCP has decided to launch agitations on various issues such as drought Maratha reservation Dalit atrocities ahead of the assembly session At present Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s cabinet has only 10 ministers with many holding two to three ministries portfolios as additional charge The BJP government wants to expand the ministry before the winter session of the assembly scheduled to begin on 8 December At present the BJP which has 122 members in the state assembly is short of 22 MLAs to prove its majority in the state assembly Written by Manish Sabharwal | Published: August 29 2016 12:45 am Top News In 1921 a Harvard medical school professor Lawrence Henderson wrote that medicine had crossed a “great divide” because “for the first time in human history a random patient with a random disease consulting a doctor at random stands a better than 50/50 chance of benefiting from the encounter” In other words knowledge complexity and evidence in medicine had advanced to a point where it was better to be treated by physicians than to run in fear of them India stands at a similar “great divide”: Generalists are more dangerous than specialists and the rising standards of human capital in public policy areas — education healthcare public finance urbanisation — means we must stop equating bureaucrats with technocrats The most complex decision for any entrepreneur — social or business — is choosing between generalists and specialists because as the American politician Mario Cuomo said “You campaign in poetry but govern in prose” Any effective organisation needs both; too much poetry you get nothing done Too much prose and you do nothing great India’s current policy problems are very different from the nation-building challenge the country faced after Independence — job creation is an execution problem — and therefore equating bureaucrats with technocrats is wrong The reasons are as follows: Politics is closer to poetry than to prose The bureaucrat’s job is closer to writing prose than composing poetry; mostly implementing policy But one needs to know a subject well enough to give inputs and also make them as simple as possible Additionally our binding constraint has shifted from the sins of commission (what the government does wrong) to the sins of omission (what the government does not do) This means outcomes need building coalitions creating specialised knowledge less hierarchy more collaboration domain networks and flatter professional structures Civil servants are often better-educated and more articulate than ministers; so they are able to talk about any area But familiarity is different from mastery The most interesting recent books about adult learning — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Carol Dweck’s Mindset Angela Duckworkth’s Grit and Anders Ericsson’s Peak — suggest that mastery requires time Isaiah Berlin once said “A fox knows many things but a hedgehog knows one important thing” Better policy outcomes need hedgehogs; general practitioners don’t conduct heart surgeries India’s private sector has substantially raised its stakes in human capital technology and innovation since 1991 Of course comparing private sector execution to government performance is unfair because private sector goals are finite unlike the multiple and often contradictory goals of the government But the capacity of the state does lag in certain respects and fixing it doesn’t need more cooks but a different recipe Political economist Charles Lindblom once described markets as similar to fingers (nimble and dexterous) and governments as akin to thumbs (powerful because of their capacity to exercise authority but lacking subtlety and flexibility) Countries should not have all fingers or all thumbs Civil service reform is not a demand for a smaller state; it is needed to improve state capacity and effectiveness Of course technocratic intervention alone is not enough to fix the government’s deficits This is not a case for eliminating the generalist civil service but radically reforming it; ending the monopoly (25 per cent of top bureaucratic positions should be lateral entries) introducing specialisation (generalist civil servants must specialise after 10 years of field experience and have longer tenures) weeding out people (replicating the colonel threshold of the army for early retirement if not shortlisted for promotion) sharper performance management (it is mathematically impossible for 95 per cent to be outstanding The across-the-board pay increases are unfair) ending ageism (we need to give top jobs to people when they are 45 rather than 58 years old) giving the top roles to functional services (for example adopting the police commissioner system nationally) de-layering (eliminating additional and special secretaries) and rationalising (cutting the number of Central ministries to 25) India and China are on opposite sides of this great divide China’s geographic core has been governed almost non-stop by a rationalist bureaucracy since the late sixth century But China is banging against the limits of what Daniel Bell admiringly describes as a “political meritocracy” in The China Model The Chinese state’s sole focus on improving material conditions by “filling their stomachs and emptying their minds” is running out of steam as an increasingly affluent middle class recognises that they don’t live in an economy but a society and need more generalists (elected politicians and impartial judges) India in contrast has enough politicians but needs technocrats In his book China’s Economy Arthur Kroeber suggests that in public Chinese officials like to describe reforms as “crossing the river by feeling for the stones” but in private they admit it’s more like “walking a tightrope over a bottomless pit with the rope behind you on fire” A tightrope raging fire and bottomless pit are apt metaphors for urgency of reforms in India The expiry date for generalist senior bureaucrats is past because they were never — and have only rarely become — technocrats The writer is chairman Teamlease Services For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Syed Ata Hasnain | Published: November 11 2014 12:04 am In February 2011 a young man was mistakenly gunned down by a squad of soldiers after he refused to stop on being challenged in the darkness Related News In the vitiated environment of Jammu and Kashmir the death of innocents in cases of mistaken identity is always tragic and when it is that of young people it is even worse No one can have two opinions on this The issue becomes even more important because militancy has been on the wane for some time and such incidents have been occurring repeatedly over the last three or four years Any incident in J&K evokes strong reaction in rest of the country and this is usually based on emotion prejudices and a lack of sufficient information It is often the trigger for counter-reaction within J&K which leads to further vitiation and snowballing negativity That the regrettable incident has not brought forth spewing anger of the type witnessed in yester years on the streets of the Valley especially the separatist and radical strongholds even in election time is a measure of the changing context This is about the unfortunate killing of two young boys and injuring of two others when they allegedly drove their Maruti 800 car through two mobile vehicle check-posts (MVCPs) a few kilometres south of Srinagar without stopping and were shot at the third such check-post The army claims it had intelligence about the movement of terrorists in a vehicle which is why it had set up MVCPs and the failure to stop at not one not two but three such check-posts forced soldiers to take action by shooting at the car Approximately 38 rounds of small arms were fired It is easy to take black and white positions on such cases But understanding such incidents in the right context will prevent such occurrences in future For the past few years the situation in J&K has been transiting from a typical public order environment to a law and order one The transition is not over and it usually takes an undefined period for such a phenomenon to occur Public order situations are a threat to national security many times defined as existential threats and demand largescale presence of the regular army The internal conflict ends when the situation has moved from public order to law and order which demands mere police presence with occasional assistance from the army The J&K situation confounds because it is more ambiguous than any internal conflict the Union of India has faced External events play a major role and are not in control of the government; an adversary sponsors the internal conflict which is dynamic and has seen troughs and crests However by 2008 or so it was evident that the nature of the internal conflict had changed and the return to a situation of law and order had commenced No one could determine then as today as to what the final outcome of the transition would be and when There are signals one has to pick up and a trained military mind is quick to understand it Fear of the olive green uniform usually dilutes and the campaign becomes more difficult for the army to handle from the days when mistakes could be condoned and there was little accountability While military intellectuals at senior levels understand this — as no doubt the excellent army commander of Northern Command and his worthy GOC 15 Corps do — the task of explaining this to the rank and file mid-seniority officers and most importantly to the level of unit commanders is a real challenge This is where leadership comes in The military leadership has more on its plate in such situations because this is the ambiguity of low-intensity conflict no one understands — not the people of the state not the troops and younger officers and definitely not the political leadership or the bureaucracy In February 2011 a young man was mistakenly gunned down by a squad of soldiers after he refused to stop on being challenged in the darkness The rule position was clear; district collectors (DCs) were supposed to notify every three months that night movement by civilians could only be done with some positive indication and identification such as lanterns and torches to differentiate from militant movement Despite repeated directions by the chief minister and DG police DCs repeatedly failed to sensitise the people to the dangers of unidentified movement at night The army regretted the incident but firmly held its ground that it followed the rules of engagement A year later an inhabitant of a village house reacted to the presence of a soldier just outside his door at night by throwing an object at him; the soldier fired back killing the civilian instantly These were regrettable incidents and the army made no attempt to give the deceased any hint of a terrorist background just like it has not this time and offered its regrets with promised investigation and action against individuals Actions against soldiers will bring forth a dilution in the effectiveness of field operations Should they be classified as “genuine mistakes” in good faith In the ambiguous situation of transition from public order to law and order these mistakes will continue as neither the army nor the public can have control over every such occasion This situation is set to last with no certainty of an end What is the answer There are only a few options First there has to be a system to inform the public of the imminent danger of various acts that it must determine through consultation with the police elders and the youth For long there has been a pressing need for a public perception management programme Second local media should partner in this The incongruity of certain acts by the public with the requirements of security of the army has to be driven home by repetitive actions and only the army itself can do it with seriousness Third the political leadership and police can be of assistance Fourth the army’s policy forces a turnover of almost 50 per cent of its strength every year With the need to train and change mindsets there has to be a genuine change in attitude towards conflict and people The hinterland units the ones in sensitive areas need special capsules on repeat Any amount of training will be too little; significantly more training is needed as the situation moves towards law and order Fifth the nature of internal conflict has to be understood by the army in entirety Ignorance can never be an excuse The lack of street turbulence despite it being election time should be an eye-opener on the dilution of the ability of the separatists to call the shots The common Kashmiri is seeking a normal life; the army must ensure that this aspiration and moment are not lost through acts resulting from poor awareness drills and training The writer is former GOC of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps and fellow Delhi Policy Group and Vivekananda International Foundation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jagdeep Singh Deep | Mohali | Published: February 27 2017 8:52 am Asenior police officer working on the case said that Harry was a good mimicry artist and he used to impress people with his skill Top News POLICE HAVE rounded up two truck drivers from Fatehgarh Sahib and Murthal who transported the luggage of Harry Bhatt the alleged conman who duped many people and educational institutes in legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan’s name The accused according to the police also used his mimicry skills to pretend as Big B’s private secretary to dupe people Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline a senior police officer working on the case said that Harry was a good mimicry artist and he used to impress people with his skill The officer added that Bhatt used to call Dr Deepti saying that he would arrange her meeting with Bachchan’s private secretary Rajesh Kumar a retired civil servant Watch What Else Is Making News “He would call Dr Deepti then pretend that he will take Rajesh Kumar on line He used to divert the call on other number and speak to her in a different voice Some artists who worked with him during the shooting of his Punjabi movie Ek Duje De Vaste also told us that he used to call some Rajesh Kumar and told them he was speaking to Amitabh Bachchan’s private secretary” the officer added The police rounded up a truck driver who transported the luggage of Bhatt from his house in Acme Heights at Kharar The officer added that during the investigation the driver told them that the accused gave him Rs 1500 for taking his luggage up to Ambala The driver was later set free by the police The driver also told the police that Bhatt and his wife were using two mobile sets each and they were in a separate car “From Ambala Bhatt hired a Murthal-based transporter He was also rounded up late on Saturday evening He told us that he took the luggage up to Agra where he unloaded his truck near a dhaba The driver told us that from Agra the accused hired another truck which was bearing Madhya Pradesh registration number” the official said Pending electricity bill It also came to light during the investigation that Harry Bhatt’s electricity bill of Rs 15 lakh of his house had also been pending for the last around six months The power department sent him many reminders but he did not pay it The accused also took 10 Apple laptops with him which he purchased through a local dealer The police said that the dealer approached them and told them that each laptop costs around Rs 15 lakh For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | New Delhi | Published: March 12 2017 10:16 pm Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 12th March 2017 full episode written update: Ishita strongly doubts that Nidhi had come to her clinic Top News Ishita checks with the nurse how Suman looks The nurse says that Suman’s face was covered so she was not able to see her properly Ishita strongly doubts that Nidhi had come to her clinic as Suman because dental details of two people can never be the same Also Suman was not interested in meeting Ishita At Raman’s office Ruhi calls the company to have a partnership for the project which Raman’s company missed due to wrong tenders filed by Adi The company CEO agrees to work together but Adi refuses to head the project Romi handles the situation and they sign an agreement Ruhi finds Adi’s behaviour strange Romi asks her to relax and concentrate on her project Raman asks Romi to shadow Ishita in her investigation Ishita calls the jail to check about Nidhi she gets to know that Nidhi is burnt in the accident and they are sure about it Ishita tells the jailer about the dental details matching but the jailer doesn’t want to believe her and she extends no help The police is trying to investigate more about Gulabo They appoint two policemen to spy on Gualbo who works at Mani’s house Pihu gets a friend request in her account from original Gulabo She thinks that it is Raman so she accepts the friend request Raman is worried as Ishita leaves the clinic hurriedly without informing anyone where she is going Ruhi Adi and company’s finance manager come to meet Raman They tell that company is not able to meet the deadlines as there is a financial crisis Ruhi suggests Raman to not give incentives to the employees till the time company is under crises Once the situation will get okay they will give both incentives and bonus to the employees The finance manager and Adi don’t like the idea they say this way they will demotivate the employees they should think of something else Raman has already been tensed because of Gulabo’s crisis He wants to go with Ruhi’s suggestion Adi gets irked and leaves the discussion The finance manager discusses the matter with Adi personally He requests Adi to ask Raman to rethink as the employees may go on a strike More from the world of Entertainment: Ishita goes to the jailer with the medical details of Suman and Nidhi but she doesn’t get any help from the police She decides to check the post-mortem reports of Nidhi Romi asks Raman to calm down he will take care Ishita Raman tells about Ruhi’s decision He says that he sees himself in Ruhi he was also passionate and full of ideas when he joined the business Adi comes to Raman’s office to discuss about the incentive but when he hears that Raman is so confident about Ruhi’s decision he prefers not to discuss the matter further The manager comes to Adi and wonders how Raman can believe Ruhi over Adi He says that Adi is more experienced but Raman is giving unnecessary attention to Ruhi Also Ruhi is getting all the decision-making powers slowly Adi is disappointed Also read:Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 11th March 2017 full episode written update: Adi gets disappointed when Raman appoints Ruhi the head ofproject Shagun calls Ishita to share her happiness Ishita tells Shagun that Nidhi Chabbra is alive She says that she has a strong feeling that Nidhi is alive as her dental records matched with a new patient’s record Shagun says what Nidhi is alive Trisha hears her and drops the plate Shagun turns and sees her she shouts why Trisha came to her room without knocking Mani comes and asks Shagun what happened Shagun says why Trisha always stays in the house She is Mani’s secretary she should spend time in the office She has caught Trisha listening to her phone calls so many times Mani handles the situation and asks Shagun to relax For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNorth Block exists in a stratosphere so rarefied that it will not notice India? 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perhaps the time is right to open the batting with Binny. “It was a difficult game against a strong side. The most welcoming and encouraging fact is that 15 of the signatories – all of them in the developing world – have already ratified the Paris agreement. TERRE Policy Centre and former director of the UNEP. the Indian-American engineer was on the South San Francisco Planning Commission for three years, The new law formally allows women bartenders.Yograj Singh (father of Yuvi) asked for him to be dropped along with Laxman and Sehwag.finds his reputation shattered alongside his stumps. not just the defenders. Gurbaj Singh holds the right with authority but.

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