then the information was blocked again, protests,Written by Megha Sood | Mumbai | Published: July 8 2014 12:41 am Related News The Thane Rural Police have arrested seven persons who allegedly shot at a businessman in Bhiwandi last month in a robbery attempt.
download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New York | Published: April 15,” said the actor. The American Foreign Service Association has said permanent hearing loss was another diagnosis, But the State Department said it was providing “the best possible medical evaluation and care” throughout the ordeal, Before providing her correspondence, fight for accountability and promote an approach based on public health instead of punitive action. September 18, Those deaths put the toll state-wide to 50. Anupam Kher will also be seen in a pivotal role.” Streak was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNcricinfo’.
This is an initiative to ensure earning for the urban poor and encourage saving, said Dnyaneshwar Molakhead of Urban Community Development department of PMC He said the self -help group has encouraged self-employment among the urban poor and it was necessary to provide them proper market to sell the products manufactured Education board to focus on e-learning The PMC education board has decided to expand its e-learning initiative in civic schools as it has made a provision of Rs 7 crore in the proposed budget of the board for next financial year The board has tabled the budget of Rs 279 crore for 2012-13 as against Rs 207 crore for the current year Under criticism for poor infrastructure of sanitationthe board has also made Rs 5 crore provision for improvement of toilets in the schools Meanwhileaccepting the demand of citizensthe civic body election department has extended the deadline for filing suggestions and objections for newly constituted panel system for forthcoming civic polls The earlier deadline was September 5 but now citizens can file their feedback by September 17 Water supply to be hit today Water supply will be disrupted in parts of the city on Wednesday to carry out urgent repair work at SNDT pumping station The area to be affected include Paud roadKarve roadDahanukar colonyShastrinagarKothrudHappy colonyVadarwastiBharat colonyJanwadiGokhalenagarVadarwadiChaturshingiSenapati Bapat roadAnand Yashoda societyModel colonyFergusson college roadShivajinagarBhosalenagar and Ashoknagar For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 10 2017 6:04 pm Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (File Photo) Top News Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday held a meeting after International Court of Justice stayed the hanging of Indian “spy” Kulbushan Jadhav The meeting between Bajwa and Sharif was the second within a week and is significant in the light of the prevailing civil-military relations in the country Gen Bajwa was accompanied by Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar while Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was also present at the meeting Reacting to the stay order Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz said “We are analysing the Indian petition and the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) authority (on the case)” Earlier Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said India’s decision to move the ICJ to halt the death sentence awarded to Jadhav was an attempt to divert attention from “state-sponsored terrorism in Pakistan” The ICJ on Tuesday told Pakistan not to hang Jadhav sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of promoting terrorism in its territory and spying for India Asif tweeted: “Indian letter to ICJ attempt to divert attention from state-sponsored terrorism in Pakistan Kulbushan convicted of offences against national security” However External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said the decision to approach the ICJ was taken in the case after careful deliberation He said India made 16 requests for consular access to Jadhav but there was no response from Pakistan on the demand Islamabad has also not responded to India’s request for papers relating to Jadhav’s case For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Bouake | Published: January 8 2017 4:53 pm FILE-In this file photo taken Friday Oct 23 2015 Ivory Coast troops provide security during an election rally of Ivory Coast incumbent President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan Ivory Coast (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam File) Top News The streets of Ivory Coast’s second-largest city Bouake were calm and the military presence was gone residents said on Sunday after a two-day soldiers’ mutiny calling for bonus pay and better living conditions took over the city The mutiny began early on Friday when rogue soldiers seized Bouake Soldiers at military camps in cities and towns across the country including the commercial capital Abidjan joined the rebellion A deal was reached between the government and the soldiers late on Saturday after negotiations For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | London | Published: July 11 2017 7:51 am Amnesty also published a series of recommendations for the Iraqi authorities including establishing a compensation programme for civilians Related News Amnesty International on Monday called for a commission to investigate crimes against civilians in Mosul by all sides in the battle to liberate the Iraqi city from jihadists “The horrors that the people of Mosul have witnessed and the disregard for human life by all parties to this conflict must not go unpunished” said Lynn Maalouf director of Middle East research at Amnesty International “An independent commission must immediately be established tasked with ensuring that any instances where there is credible evidence that violations of international law took place effective investigations are carried out and the findings made public” she added in a statement Iraq on Sunday declared it had successfully ousted the Islamic State (IS) group from Mosul from where the jihadists had declared their self-styled caliphate in 2014 But the victory has left thousands dead and wounded and the city has been devastated by the fighting since Iraqi forces launched their offensive in October to retake Mosul In documenting the conflict between January and mid-May Amnesty found IS violated international humanitarian law and committed war crimes The jihadist group used civilians as “human shields” and “summarily killed hundreds if not thousands” of people as they tried to flee hanging victims’ bodies in public places Amnesty said The human rights organisation also criticised Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition stating they carried out “a series of unlawful attacks” in the city Pro-government forces used “imprecise explosive weapons” in the urban conflict and allegedly used disproportionate force such as a March 17 attack cited by Amnesty in which 105 civilians died in an air strike targeting two IS snipers “Iraqi and coalition forces failed to take adequate measures to protect civilians instead subjecting them to a terrifying barrage of fire from weapons that should never be used in densely populated civilian areas” Maalouf said In addition to calling for an independent commission Amnesty published a series of recommendations for the Iraqi authorities including establishing a compensation programme for civilians For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: September 7will not hurt Malik much as his ward has now been reserved under the women?better known as ?Thyagarajan said, The construction of Director? 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Shah says,The Nepali people live in hope We laid our hopes on our kingson the political partieseven on the Maoists when they joined the government They all let us downbut the hope hasnt died?t call her father in her village," he said."At this stage both sides have developed a level of trust and cooperation including our militaries" the US leader added Vietnam’s Quang welcomed the rollback of the Cold War-era ban on lethal weapons exports Obama’s three-day visit to Vietnam comes some 41 years after the North Vietnamese army and its Viet Cong allies marched into Saigon humiliating the world’s preeminent superpower The rollback of the arms embargo is highly symbolic of a shift in relations that has seen a surge in trade and cultural changes between the two countries that were locked in a bitter bloody conflict just a generation ago The US is cosying up to Asia-Pacific countries in a strategic shift to tap the trade potential of the region and as a bulwark to the influence of regional superpower China Vietnam’s military spending has surged in the last decade by 130 percent since 2005 according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute But much of Vietnam’s arsenal is made up of ageing Russia-built equipment India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj hit back powerfully at Pakistan while addressing the UN General Assembly Here is the full text of the speech Mr President The United Nations is completing 70 years this year Therefore this General Assembly is historic I congratulate you on behalf of the Prime Minister and people of India as well as on my own behalf for assuming the responsibilities of the post of the President of this historic General Assembly I hope that this year will also be historic for the United Nations from the perspective of outcomes I would like to assure you that you will get India’s full support in your efforts Sushma Swaraj at the UN AFP Mr President 70 years ago the foundation of the United Nations was laid on the western shores of this country through the San Francisco Charter India was one of the countries which signed the Charter although we were not independent at that time We got our independence two years later When the United Nations was established a rather diminutive looking man with the powerful weapon of non-violence was writing out the final act in a struggle that would become a symbol of hope for the colonized and the oppressed everywhere I am grateful that the United Nations has declared the day this extraordinary man was born as the International Day of Non-Violence It is a pleasant coincidence that we will be celebrating this day tomorrow Gandhiji had said "The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems” This message of his fits most appropriately in the context of the United Nations Mr President In the life of any human being the 70th year is a milestone where one can look back to reflect as to what one has achieved and what one has lost Similarly for people associated with an institution the 70th year gives an opportunity to analyse whether the institution has been able to fulfil the purpose for which it was formed and whether it has been able to achieve the goals for which it was established Today all of us need to ask ourselves whether we have been able to fulfil the purpose and achieve the goals for which the United Nations was established 70 years ago When I ask this question to myself I get an answer in the affirmative for some questions and in the negative for some For example United Nations has been successful in preventing a third world war in assisting decolonization and dismantling apartheid in combating global epidemics and reducing global hunger and in promoting democracy and human rights Yet when we ask ourselves whether we have been able to prevent conflicts taking place in several parts of the world the answer is no If we ask whether we were able to find permanent solution to these conflicts the answer is no If we ask whether we were able to show the path of peace to a world which is going on the way of violence the answer is no On these parameters the United Nations appears as an ineffective institution in the area of international peace and security It has failed to effectively address the new challenges to international peace and security International Peace & Security Today the world is ravaged by war in three continents with the Security Council being unable or unwilling to stanch the flow of blood Traditional solutions that emphasize force have only proven to exacerbate problems We must ask ourselves if we have the political will to craft alternatives to conflict and to pursue them with commitment and single-minded dedication Nowhere is such a goal more important than in the peacekeeping process Under the blue flag several men and women are constantly working to prevent conflict protect civilians and sustain peace processes With 180000 peacekeepers deployed so far India has been the largest provider of international security by the UN Even today about 8000 Indian military and police personnel are participating in 10 Missions operating in highly challenging environments India remains committed to continue supporting the UN Peacekeeping Operations and even enhance our contributions as announced by our Prime Minister at the Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping Our new contributions will cover all aspects of peacekeeping – personnel enablers and training At the same time it is necessary that there be no dilution of the cardinal principles of peacekeeping It is a matter of concern that there is no role of troop contributing countries in the formulation of mandates which are often amended without consultations This is a clear violation of Article 44 of the UN Charter It has also been our view that peacekeeping operations cannot substitute for political solutions This has been underscored by the Horta Panel as well As we mark the 70th anniversary of the UN I take the opportunity to pay tribute to more than 3300 peacekeepers including 161 from India who have made the ultimate sacrifice We stand ready to contribute to the Peacekeepers Memorial Wall which has been approved by the 69th General Assembly The safety of our peacekeepers the security of our nations indeed the future of the international community itself is now dependent on how we respond to the greatest threat that we face today: terrorism A threat that India has lived with for more than a quarter of a century was tragically brought home to this very city in the autumn of 2001 Since then the proliferation of terrorist acts the rise of extremist ideologies and the impunity of states that back it have not been adequately countered International terrorism can only be defeated by organized international action The world must demonstrate that it has zero tolerance for terrorists who kill and maim innocent civilians with action based on the principle of prosecute or extradite Countries that provide financing to terrorists and safe havens for their training arming and operations must be made to pay a heavy price by the international community Equally importantly an international legal regime under the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism can no longer be held up 19 years ago in 1996 India had made this proposal at the United Nations but we have been unable to adopt it and entangled ourselves in the issue of definition We have to understand that there can be no distinction between good and bad terrorists Neither can terrorism be linked to any religion A terrorist is a terrorist; one who commits crimes against humanity cannot have any religion Therefore my appeal to all of you is that we should come together in this 70th anniversary year of the United Nations and pledge to unanimously adopt the CCIT While on the subject of terrorism I take the opportunity to share the challenges that we face in our ties with Pakistan None of us can accept that terrorism is a legitimate instrument of statecraft The world shared our outrage at the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which citizens of many nations were helplessly butchered That the mastermind behind the attack is walking free is an affront to the entire international community Not only have past assurances in this regard not been honoured but new cross-border terrorist attacks have taken place recently in which two terrorists from across the border have also been captured alive We all know that these attacks are meant to destabilize India and legitimize Pakistan’s illegal occupation of parts of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir and its claim on the rest of it Let me use this occasion to spell out our approach clearly India remains open to dialogue But talks and terror cannot go together Yesterday the Prime Minister of Pakistan proposed what he termed as a four-point new peace initiative I would like to respond We do not need four points we need just one – give up terrorism and let us sit down and talk This was precisely what was discussed and decided by the two Prime Ministers at Ufa this July Let us hold talks at the level of NSAs on all issues connected to terrorism and an early meeting of our Directors General of Military Operations to address the situation on the border If the response is serious and credible India is prepared to address all outstanding issues through a bilateral dialogue Social and Economic Development Even as we counter the menace of terrorism we must acknowledge that real social and economic progress remains a critical goal The elimination of basic human want leads almost invariably to more peaceful societies as is evidenced by a map of the conflicts that engulf parts of the world Mr President Just a few days ago we adopted the new Development Agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals at their core a blueprint more comprehensive and holistic than the Millennium Development Goals However their successful implementation will require political resolve and an inclination to share – both technology and financial resources – while simultaneously improving our delivery mechanisms As a woman and an elected Member of Parliament it has been my firm conviction that there is a shortcut to real social change – empowering the girl child Our Government’s policy of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (Educate the Girl Child to empower her) was conceived with this vision Similarly with the transformative power of technology and the resources available to the international community we now have the ability to glimpse a future which provides basic human dignity for all of the world’s people Whether we can reach that goal depends on how we act A Sustainable Planet Our future must rest on building a sustainable planet for our children and our children’s children As we prepare to meet in two months time in Paris the world expects us to deliver an ambitious and credible agreement on climate change We have a duty for common action but in doing so we must keep in mind the larger historical contribution of some and the differentiated responsibility of others If today Mahatma Gandhi was among us he would ask if we have used the resources of the planet for our needs or for our greed Also if adapting our lifestyle choices and reducing extravagant consumption would help us correct the course For this reason the agreement in Paris needs to be comprehensive and equitable while delivering concrete action Developing countries can do more if they are enabled in their efforts with the provision of finance technology transfer and capacity building support from developed countries India has always been and is a willing partner in global efforts towards this goal We will play our due role in reaching a meaningful equitable and effective agreement in Paris India’s reverence for the environment is based on our traditions that have always held nature as sacred The health of the planet is tied to our own well-being and it is this holistic approach that guided us in our call for the First International Day of Yoga celebrated with much fervour in 192 countries of the world – indeed in this very hallowed institution I thank the international community for their enthusiasm and support for this occasion I hope that the seed that has been planted will grow into a magnificent tree I also congratulate the States for their prompt action in tackling the threat of global epidemics By linking our efforts we have managed to eradicate small pox and nearly polio HIV/AIDS has been controlled and more recently Ebola though not before an unacceptably high price in lives had been paid The Ebola crisis is an important example of how national action and international support can resolve a global crisis We are proud that India played its due part in these efforts But we must be inspired by our successes and redouble our efforts at eradicating other health crises whether it be tuberculosis or malaria As with health emergencies natural disasters and man-made conflicts also deserve our coordinated response In recent months the international community has been found wanting on the refugee crisis due to the conflict situations in Syria Iraq and Libya A swift response backed by political will is the need of the hour Our own response in our neighbourhood to humanitarian crises has been quick responsive and holistic Whether it was Nepal or Yemen India has emerged as a net security provider assisting not only our nationals but those of other countries that sought our help India would be hosting the first Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in November 2016 on Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction Paving an Indian Path Mr President Like the UN India too has walked a long way these past 70 years As 125 billion of my countrymen would attest we have done so under the rambunctious joy of our deeply embedded democratic traditions But every once in a while there is a need for a transformative change – one that can reinvigorate the nation and redeem its spirit Ever since the new Government of Prime Minister Modi took office a year and a half ago we have committed ourselves to this renewal one that has enabled India to play its rightful role in international affairs while also becoming the fastest growing major economy in the world The driving force of this comprehensive renewal has been premised on the motto of sabka saath sabka vikas an emphasis on the welfare of all our people At the same time we have initiated an energetic outreach to all our partners in the international community Our efforts have focused first and foremost on our immediate neighbourhood and the results have been truly transformational We have reached out to our extended neighbourhood as well renewing ancient linkages and constructing modern economic partnerships including most recently a Summit with 14 Pacific Island nations The Act East policy has replaced the earlier Look East one with more vigorous and proactive engagement with an economically vibrant region This complements our Link West engagement We remain committed to the Middle East Peace Process which is the key to prevent further radicalisation of the region We have also qualitatively upgraded our relations with all the major powers Africa is a region with which we have historical bonds a solidarity born out of a common struggle against colonialism and the belief in a future of shared prosperity Later this month we will host the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit the first time that the leaders of all 54 countries of the continent have been invited As a nuclear weapon state India is aware of its responsibility and its support for global non-discriminatory and verifiable nuclear disarmament has not diminished UN Security Council reform As with nations so with institutions It is only a periodic renovation that provides an organization with meaning and purpose In a world that continues to be dominated by wealthy and influential nations the notion of sovereign equality of the UN has permitted the developing world to question some unfair norms But it has not permitted a fundamental challenge to the inequity of a system built for a world that longer exists If we are to preserve the centrality and legitimacy of the UN as the custodian of global peace security and development the reform of the Security Council is its most urgent and pressing need This is the need of the hour How can we have a Security Council in 2015 which still reflects the geo-political architecture of 1945 How can we have a Security Council which still does not give place as a permanent member to Africa and Latin America We have to include more developing nations in the decision making structures of the Security Council And we need to change the way it does business by doing away with outdated and non-transparent working methods Imparting more legitimacy and balance to the Council would restore its credibility and equip it to confront the challenges of our times We are happy that during the last one year under the leadership of HE Mr Sam Kutesa and HE Mr Courtnay Rattray we have achieved what we could not do so over two decades of discussions – a text to negotiate unanimously adopted by consensus in the General Assembly under Decision 69/560 This first but critical step must be the springboard for action in this historic 70th Session of the UNGA The United Nations as a Banyan Tree Mr President For an organization like the United Nations 70 years has a unique significance It is an occasion for revitalization and for renewal I invite all of you to contemplate the idea of the United Nations as a Banyan Tree In the Eastern tradition the Banyan is a tree that signifies wisdom yet is non-judgemental and all-encompassing It has not one trunk but many growing outwards each connected to the other and the sky and the earth Its expansive branches provide shade and relief and its base has always been a place for discussion and debate Unlike the men and women who may have planted its seed the banyan is still a young tree at 70 But without constant regeneration and expansion it withers away This could be the fate that awaits the UN We have a historic opportunity to permit a renewal of this critical institution or we can condemn it to irrelevance and a tragic withering We can easily lose ourselves in a labyrinth of our creation But if we seize the day we will see a United Nations that will grow to its full potential a United Nations which reduces the deficit between what it does and what it is capable of doing a mighty banyan tree providing the canopy for a peaceful and prosperous humanity I end my speech with the hope that the United Nations will grow into such a banyan tree She would tell me.
had defamed him in a controversy regarding Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) when he headed it for over a decade. Raghav Chaddha and Deepak Bajpai apart from Kejriwal, According to South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), PTIOur lives have been spent smelling onions, he says The smell that he is talking about lingers onfaint and fleetingnot so strong as beforeforever since the supplies were hitfewer trucks carrying onions are coming in from Maharashtra For Sureshit means an impending loss of livelihood and an empty stomach on most nights Ever since the rains damaged the cropfollowed by the raids that the government undertook to rein in profiteering by tradersonion prices have gone up Fewer trucks have lined up outside the mandi and his shoulders have carried fewer sacks than usual Work is lessand so is the money Sureshlike othersearns Rs 2 a sack A few weeks agohe was able to make around Rs 200 a day These daysit hardly touches Rs 100 We cant send money home anymore There is hardly any work? Their work promises no social security.
then the information was blocked again, protests,Written by Megha Sood | Mumbai | Published: July 8 2014 12:41 am Related News The Thane Rural Police have arrested seven persons who allegedly shot at a businessman in Bhiwandi last month in a robbery attempt.