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2011 4:12 pm Related News THERE is a new bahu on television and, The party had also wanted a dispute resolution mechanism in the proposed law.The Goods and Services Tax is a single indirect tax which will subsume among others most of the central and state taxes such as Value Added Tax (VAT) excise duty service tax central sales tax additional customs duty and special additional duty of customs For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published: October 6 2014 8:59 pm Related News One person was buried alive when a massive landslide carried away several vehicles including small cars on National Highway 40 at Umling in Meghalaya 60 kms from Shillong on Sunday evening A team of the NDRF backed up by the state police took nearly 16 hours to clear the road on Monday Ri Bhoi district Deputy Superintendent of Police Rymphang Pde said the highway also called GS Road for the first 100 kms as its connects Guwahati with Shillong was partially cleared after a night-long exercise by the NDRF police and local volunteers “We have cleared a part of the road and regulated traffic since today morning” he said The DySP said while six vehicles were trapped in the massive landslide all the occupants managed to escape except for one person The lone victim identified as one Dhan Bahadur hailed from Nagaland and his body was dug out from the debris on Sunday evening A family from Guwahati which was travelling back from Shillong had a miraculous escape even after the car was pushed away by about 100 metres by the slush While the landslide brought down rocks trees and soil covering about 100 metres of NH40 whose four-laning is still going on local MLA Jemino Mawthoh blamed the highway construction company engaged by NHAI for frequent landslides occurring in the recent months Two major landslides had occurred near this spot on September 22 following heavy rains On Sunday however there was no rain though the exposed hill-slopes had reportedly become soft due to last month’s heavy rains “Earth-cutting has been carried out very unscientifically during the four-lane construction leading to frequent landslides on the Guwahati-Shillong highway NHAI should institute an inquiry into whether specifications have been followed or not while cutting hills to widen the highway” the legislator said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Mandi | Published: June 12 2014 1:00 pm Related News The body of one more engineering student from Hyderabad was retrieved on Thursday even as the search operation following the tragedy in Beas river resumed on the fourth day with 18 people still missing The body was badly trapped between rocks and rescue teams had a difficult time retrieving it from the river The deceased was identified as T Upendra by his parents said RS Negi the Mandi SP With this the number of bodies recovered since the mishap on June 9 has risen to seven while 18 people including17 students and the co-tour leader are still missing Bodies of four boys and three girls have been recovered so far 14 boys and three girls are still missing after students from an engineering college in Hyderabad were swept away in the river following the sudden release of water by Larji Project authorities The melting of snow in the higher hills has meant that the discharge of water in the Beas has increased and more than 550 rescue workers from various agencies are engaged in the massive search operations under the supervision of the National Disaster Response Force National Disaster Management Authority Vice chairman M Shashidhar Reddy who has reached the accident site to oversee rescue operations confirmed that one body was recovered on Thursday He said that all assistance would be provided for the search operation and more equipment and men if needed be involved Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy has been camping in Mandi for the past threedays along with the parents and kin of the missing students as the rescue operations continue About 60 students and faculty members of Hyderabad’s VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology were on an excursion to Manali on Sunday evening when 25 members of the group mostly students were washed away in flash floods following the sudden release of water from the reservoir of the Larji hydropower project For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe World President of Christian Life Communities (CLC) Daniela Frank visited Ireland on Sunday 13 July on NGO business and took the opportunity to meet members of the Irish National Community Six members of the Executive Committee including the Irish delegation who will attend the World Assembly in Fatima from 11 to 24 August met Daniela over lunch CLC is a worldwide lay organisation lived out in small groups of 6-10 people who strive to live a common way of life based on the Exercises of St Ignatius This helps members from all walks of life to integrate prayer and action in daily life and to respond more fully to God’s loving desire for them For further details see the CLC website The party will support the bill with the amendments which the ruling party has assured us, Jaitley told Times Now. 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That means both types of explosions are likely part of the same 100, With tritium in hand, because the splitting of the molecules when the tritium beta decays creates the biggest uncertainty in the electrons’ energies.P. but the film was shot at Devgadh Baria a princely town situated in Gujarat The sequel titled ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ was later made in 2013 Now the Sanjay Dutt-starrer is on the same lines but we cannot wait to know the twist Tigmanshu will add to the story this time What makes this film special is the fact that Sanjay will play a character with grey shades yet again He will also have a love interest Now we want to know if Chitrangada would be romancing the star in the film On the set of Tigmanshu’s ‘Sahib Biwi Aur Ganster 3’ with Sanjay Ajit Sodhi and Aalia ( Kabir Bedi’s granddaughter) pictwittercom/MezhR0ursy — Nafisa Ali Sodhi (@nafisaaliindia) September 24 2017 With Director Tigmanshu Dhulia & Sanjay Dutt the sets of “Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster 3” produced 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pictwittercom/jDE0Krs9Sy — Nafisa Ali Sodhi (@nafisaaliindia) September 24 2017 Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 which is to release next year will be Sanjay’s second outing as an actor after making a comeback with Omung Kumar’s Bhoomi that released on September 22 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Sanjaya Baru | Updated: August 11 2017 11:43 pm India is no Philippines In the Philippines China managed to declare victory by convincing President Rodrigo Duterte that friendship with China is a better bet than friendship with the United States (Representational image) Related News The driver of Chinese strategy at this stage of its development lies in the yawning gap between its geo-economic power and geo-political capability China has without doubt become an economic superpower However it is as yet far from becoming a geo-political super-power Indeed China may never acquire the geo-political influence and reach that Great Britain enjoyed in the 19th century and the United States of America did in the 20th even though it may have already surpassed the geo-economic clout the two major powers enjoyed in the heyday of their empires China’s “empire” does not as yet extend beyond its own claimed borders and those of its two principle allies — North Korea and Pakistan Most strategic analysts make the mistake of imagining that China has already been able to convert its geo-economic power as the world’s largest trading nation with huge investible dollar surpluses into military might and geo-political clout This would be a simplistic understanding of how economic power gets translated into political power The yawning gap that stares China in its face is its limited geo-political reach despite the so-called Eurasian alliance with Russia More to the point China’s military capability is still limited As the annual defence publication Military Balance published by the International Institute of Strategic Studies shows the US still spends more on defence then the combined defence spending of the next 10 powers including Russia China Germany France UK Japan Saudi Arabia India South Korea and Brazil S o how has China responded to this gap between economic might and political power By buying influence The Belt-Road Initiative is the latest spending programme aimed at buying friendships It comes in the wake of the creation of financial institutions like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the promotion of bilateral economic assistance programmes with neighbours and other developing economies There is nothing new about this All economically well-off nations have used what has been dubbed cheque-book diplomacy and China does so too Apart from funding government-to-government lending China has also been able to create global companies and global brands that have contributed to Chinese soft power There is no denying the fact that China has been able to convert its economic might into commercial and technological capability In short China has emerged as a trading and a knowledge power However precisely because China has not yet converted this geo-economic power into military capability and geo-political clout it has used its economic and financial muscle to win friends and influence people More importantly China has used its geo-economic hard and soft power to launch a well-funded global psywar aimed at projecting its viewpoint across the world and influencing the responses to it It has been able to use even the Western media to its advantage by successfully propagating certain views For example in the 1990s when China was busy seeking and securing investment and know-how from Japan it never made an issue of the treatment of Chinese women by Japanese soldiers in the first half of the 20th century Once China no longer needed Japanese investment it began demanding Japan’s apology for past sins Many have come to believe that China has a legitimate grievance against Japan forgetting the fact that this grievance was never aired when China was Japan’s largest bilateral aid and investment recipient Strategic analysts around the world often like to quote Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu who famously said “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” This is precisely what China has been trying to do across the Asia-Pacific region and it will seek to do in the Indian Ocean region as well at least in part because it has the economic capability to “subdue” but not yet the military might or geopolitical clout to fight and win In the Doklam stand-off China has tried to deploy its media to create a war psychosis seeking to draw world attention to it and exert psychological pressure on India The entire Doklam episode including the behaviour of some Chinese diplomats in Delhi has till now followed a textbook psywar strategy So far it has yielded few results for China thanks to India’s wise and calm response till now India is no Philippines In the Philippines China managed to declare victory by convincing President Rodrigo Duterte that friendship with China is a better bet than friendship with the United States China subdued Philippines without fighting China is now trying to exert similar pressure on other neighbouring countries Two years after the passing away of its founder-leader Singapore has become a new target for China’s psywar China enjoys both economic and political influence in the island but the republic has inherited a proud tradition of independent thinking from its iconic founder Lee Kuan Yew After making a lot of noise about building the Kra canal through Thailand aimed at ending Singapore’s strategic advantage in the Malacca Straits China is now tom-toming the idea of a railway link through Malaysia with a similar end in mind These are all mind games aimed at getting Singapore to kow-tow like Duterte did As part of a wider strategy of weakening Asean unity picking off one small neighbour after another China is twisting many arms in Southeast Asia not by using military force but by threatening to deploy economic weapons if its economic incentives fail to secure the intended response China’s dogged pursuit of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement should also be viewed in this context Finally North Korea Here China is running with the hares and hunting with the hounds with the aim of underscoring its strategic relevance to Asia-Pacific security Here China’s behaviour is no different from that of the US in the past Make oneself relevant to the security of a region by first making the region insecure But the real point is that much of that insecurity is in the minds of the people Unlike in Asia to India’s West where people are actually dying due to conflict in the Asia to India’s East the battles are as yet being staged in peoples’ minds China’s armed forces may not engage India’s at Doklam but they will continue with their mind games aimed to get India as indeed all its neighbours to kow-tow like Duterte did The writer is Distinguished Fellow United Service Institution of India New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sreenivas Janyala Johnson T A | Bangalore/hyderabad | Published: April 5 2015 2:10 am The gang has also been found to be using dozens of SIM cards obtained on fake or stolen identities Related News The two men who shot dead two policemen at a bus station in Suryapet in Telangana’s Nalgonda district on April 2 were killed in an encounter at Janakipuram in the Atmakur mandal of the district on Saturday morning police said Multiple sources in several states were saying on Saturday evening that the men were among the five absconding SIMI operatives who broke out of Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh in October 2013 and have since been linked to at least three acts of terror The Telangana Director-General of Police declined to either confirm or deny this DGP Anurag Sharma said “We know they were from UP and we are trying to verify their names and other details… I may claim something today and it turns out to be something else tomorrow I do not want that to happen” But Nalgonda SP Vikram Duggal said “We strongly suspect they were fugitives from Khandwa” Share This Article Related Article Intelligence and police sources in Bangalore Hyderabad and Bhopal — as well as in Lucknow and Pune where the jailbreakers are on the police’s radar — also said that the men belonged to the Abu Faisal gang that escaped from the Madhya Pradesh district jail 17 months ago Six alleged activists of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) — Shaikh Mehboob alias Guddu alias Maliq (25) Amjad alias Daud (25) Mohammed Aslam alias Bilal (26) Mohammed Aijazuddin (30) Zakir Hussain alias Sadiq (32) and the leader of the gang Abu Faisal alias ‘Doctor’ — scaled the 14-foot wall of Khandwa jail on October 1 2013 A seventh inmate who escaped with them surrendered the following day and Abu Faisal himself was caught in December that year in Barwani Madhya Pradesh The other five remained at large Most sources said on Saturday that they believed that the two men the police had shot dead earlier in the morning were Aijazuddin and Aslam Some officials of the Counter-Intelligence Special Intelligence Branch (SIB) and IB in Hyderabad however said the men could be Aslam and Zakir The five men — profiled by The Sunday Express as ‘Faisal’s 5’ in its edition dated December 7 2014 — were found to have links with a \Rs 46-lakh bank robbery at an SBI branch in the Karimnagar district of Telangana on February 1 2014; with the May 1 2014 blast on the Bangalore-Guwahati Express that killed a woman passenger; with the July 10 2014 blast near the Dagadusheth Ganesh temple in Pune; and with the September 12 2014 accidental blast at a house in Bijnor UP Police and Anti-Terrorist Squad teams from Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh were on their way to Telangana to establish the men’s identities The Telangana Police were learnt to be waiting to tie up a few loose ends \in their investigations before officially announcing the identities They were comparing CCTV footage from the Karimnagar bank that was looted in February 2014 with details of the fugitives from Khandwa a senior police officer in Nalgonda said The men who were shot dead on Saturday morning had shot and killed a policeman and a Home Guard who were checking their credentials in Suryapet following a tip-off They were cornered in a thicket near Janakipuram after a chase on Saturday morning and killed after a gunbattle police said One policemen was killed and two were injured in the operation “When a police team in a Tata Sumo entered into the bushes the duo opened fire killing Constable C Nagaraju who was driving the vehicle Nagaraju was married eight months ago Sub-Inspector P Siddhaiah of Atmakur Police Station who was sitting beside him took bullets in his chest and head while Circle Inspector Balgangi Reddy was injured in the hand Police parties then exchanged fire with the assailants for nearly 30 minutes and shot them dead” DGP Sharma said Sources said a mobile phone stolen in the course of an unreported robbery on a train in Bolangir Orissa was found on the men During the day investigators tracked down the owner of the phone who confirmed that he had been robbed of some cash as well Investigations over the past several months on the basis of call data records obtained by security agencies after a blast in UP’s Bijnor on September 12 2014 has shown that members of the gang have been criss-crossing the country covering 12 states from Assam in the north to Kerala in the south The records suggest they have been spending much of their time in buses and trains They rented houses under fake names in Karnataka’s Dharwad Yadgir and Hospet regions between December 2013 and September 2014 but never stayed at these premises for longer than a day police sources said The gang has also been found to be using dozens of SIM cards obtained on fake or stolen identities One of the numbers found on the phone at the Bijnor house was a Karnataka Reliance phone number 7847980513 obtained using the identity of a Dharwad house owner Shivaji Rao Kulkarni sources said Investigations have revealed that three Khandwa fugitives Aijazuddin Aslam and Shaikh Mehboob had stayed at Rao’s house between December 2013 and March 2014 using fake names Investigations have also revealed that one of the gang members who was using the Karnataka mobile phone was present on May 1 at Jolarpet railway station in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu at 230 am — the scheduled time for the arrival of the Bangalore Guwhati train on which a bomb exploded five hours later at the Chennai Central station The Khandwa fugitives have also been linked to a December 6 2014 blast in Roorkee near the venue of a VHP meeting where a 12-year-old schoolboy who picked up the device was killed and to an unexploded bomb found on the Rewari-Meerut train on September 25 2014 According to police sources the Khandwa gang was being lead by Aijazuddin since the arrest of their leader Abu Faisal in December 2013 and the burn injuries suffered by Shaikh Mehboob alias Guddu in Bijnor in September 2014 (With inputs from ENS Lucknow Pune) For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Patna | Published: October 9 2017 6:56 pm Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav waves for the party’s National Council meeting in New Delhi on Sunday PTI Photo Related News Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) Monday said a national council meeting held by rebel party leader Sharad Yadav was “illegal” as he did not have the right to convene it in view of a recent Election Commission decision Party leader in Rajya Sabha and national general secretary R C P Singh said he had come to know about the meeting in Delhi yesterday through newspapers “Sharad Yadav cannot convene or hold a meeting of the party’s national council as the Election Commission has dismissed twice his plea for the allotment of party name and symbol to his faction” Singh told reporters here The poll panel had recently refused to consider his plea on the grounds that it lacked supporting documents such as affidavits he added The party also questioned Yadav’s claim that 500 members of the national council had attended the meeting “Sharad Yadav has claimed that 500 members of the national council participated in yesterday’s meeting but the fact remains otherwise” Singh said The list of the members of the national council which Yadav was referring to was a fake one Singh said “The list … expired in 2015 with the election of a new president Besides Yadav does not have any support in the party’s legislative wing” he said The term of the previous national council had expired in 2015 with the election of Nitish Kumar as the new president at the party’s Rajgir session in November 2016 he said Stating that the EC had rejected Yadav’s plea for allotment of the party name and symbol to his faction twice on September 12 and September 27 2017 the senior JD(U) leader asked how Yadav could claim to have the support of 500 members of the national council when its current strength was 194 Giving the break-up of the 194 members of the council Singh said 103 members were from Bihar followed by 35 from Kerala 31 from Jharkhand 23 from Jammu and Kashmir and 2 from Dadar and Nagar Haveli Stating that the EC recognises the majority in the national council and legislative wing while deciding the claim of a particular person staking a claim to a party name and symbol Singh dared Yadav to tell the people and the EC how many of the 194 national council members supported him For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News

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