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Additional public prosecutor advocate D Y Jadhav examined 18 witnesses in this case. Top News Russian President Vladimir Putin said ties with the United States have deteriorated under the administration of Donald Trump as their top diplomats locked horns today over the Syrian conflict. beat him up, He came down on a fairway of Penmar golf course.the Government of India passed the Hindu Marriage Act which applied to Hindus,are aimed at making it easy for commuters to remember traffic rules.Updated: January 9 A Delhi farmhouse with four bedrooms,professor in logistics management with Shandong University said. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Beijing | Published: October 9.

S. BJP had grabbed 19 seats, the scale of Abe’s self-appointed task may be coming back to haunt him. Taking Karnataka to task for its repeated "defiance" by flouting its orders over release of," TDP’s P Upendra, "Since the Modi government has come to power, “Kick” marks producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut. “I felt like a newcomer as I have been a producer for 27 years but it was a great experience directing the film” said Nadiadwala Watch trailer: For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Sydney | Updated: January 2 2015 5:10 pm India would be looking to get a batsman who can bowl (Source: AP) Related News Thesecond-innings dismissal was possibly more garishly outlandish than the first This is not to say that the outrageous slog-sweep in the first wasn’t But at least you could give KL Rahul a benefit of doubt even if only a slight one for that considering it was his maiden dig at this level It’s unlikely the young Karnataka opener would have even dreamt of playing for India a year ago But here he was at the MCG playing the Boxing Day Test and coming in to bat with India in a strong position with over 400 runs on the board And even the greatest cricketers to have played the game have suffered and perished to debut nerves before Rahul was only the latest His attempted pull-shot off Mitchell Johnson that landed up in Shane Watson’s bucket-like hands at second slip though was unforgivable even for a 22-year-old suddenly pressed into the man’s world for a premature initiation For it exposed or rather exemplified the bizarreness surrounding his selection for the third Test India were trying to save a Test and the youngster had been pushed up the order or pushed into the deep end — whichever way you look at it — to play his part Instead he tried taking the fastest bowler in the world head-on off just the fifth delivery he faced At some level you felt bad for him as the right-hander trudged off the field his puny figure shrunk by embarrassment and the enormity of the G But what was Rahul doing there in the first place No not at No3 But at the centre of the MCG He had been picked in the squad for Australia as the reserve opener based on a number of impressive performances at the top of the order for Karnataka and South Zone Only in five out of 44 first-class innings had he not opened the innings previously Yet he had been picked to replace Rohit Sharma ahead of Suresh Raina The same Suresh Raina who’s batted a majority of his Test career at No6 — 16 out of 29 innings to be precise — and who would have been playing in his 18th Test and not his first The same Suresh Raina who only four days prior to the Test had been retained in the BCCI’s Grade A contract list along with the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli and ahead of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane To boot Raina was also the only reserve middle-order batsman India had carried along for the tour in their 18-member strong squad So once the team management decided to dispense with Rohit Sharma after his underwhelming performances with the bat at Adelaide and Brisbane Raina you would believe should have been the natural replacement Yet they chose to pick an opener ahead of the seasoned left-hander By not going with him at the MCG it’s almost like the team management were saying they were so unconvinced with Raina’s Test match pedigree that they were better off sacrificing a young man who had made the cut for a totally different job description Not only was the choice unfair to Rahul it also raised plenty of aspersions on the credentials of Raina What makes the ambiguity surrounding the Rahul-Raina conundrum even more befuddling is if you listen to what Dhoni had to say about Raina on the eve of the Boxing Day Test “We need a player like him (Raina) reason being apart from being a good batsman he is also a good bowler so if there is some turn he can bowl a bit He is someone who can bowl quite consistently He can give me those 10-15 overs if it is really needed” the now former Test captain had said “So we are trying to get batsmen who can bowl so that we can give a bit of rest needed for the fast bowlers” he had added At the Gabba once Dhoni had taken over from Kohli it was Rohit he had gone to for handling the fifth bowler’s role And here he was raving about Raina’s ability to provide much-needed rest for his four-prong bowling attack But once the playing XI was announced less than 24 hours later on Boxing Day it was Rahul and not Raina whose name found its way in there Mixed signals Incidentally Raina had been busy in the nets on all days leading up to the MCG Test He was seen batting constantly in the first-half of the nets session as well as getting a decent run with the ball But all he did at the MCG was carry drinks out for his teammates apart from the odd stint as substitute “He was batting really well in the nets so we thought he can do well at number 5 or 6 We shouldn’t really judge him on just one performance” is how Dhoni would justify Rahul’s selection after India had saved the Test despite losing the series in Melbourne The second part of that statement should mean that the team management have also left themselves with a bigger riddle come the SCG Test which starts on Tuesday Do they just forgive and forget Rahul’s forgettable debut by putting it down to anxiety and give him a second chance Or do they go back to Rohit And then there is Raina And if it does lead to a return to Tests for the combative left-hander who hasn’t played in whites since 2012 this could well be his final chance to make it in this format One thing’s for sure The case of the revolving No6 will be the first of many tough calls that Kohli will end up taking in his imminent Test captaincy career For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News Shivnarine Chanderpaul 47, PM has brought terror funding to zero, a day before in Godhra.

the Sena has?once again thrown the gauntlet it its seniorally this time over the railfare hike Narendra Modi with Uddhav Thackeray AFP Opposing the rail fare hike Uddhav Thackeray has demanded a rollback or at least a reduction in the hike “I will talk to the Prime Minister I will seek that the hike be cancelled or partially rolled back” said Thackeray on Saturday evening Thackeray indicated that he may be willing to settle for a middle path perhaps an announcement of an overhaul of service quality but with the Congress and NCP MLAs staging demonstrations against the fare hike in Mumbai this may be a difficult bitter pill to swallow for the Shiv Sena The rail fare hike has almost doubled the cost of a season ticket or railway pass in Mumbai something millions of Mumbaikars use to commute to work daily Reports have already pointed out that various parties have indicated that they will oppose the hike in Lok Sabha The Modi government has increased the fare just two weeks before its first Railways budget just to keep it outside the budget and lessen the impact of fare hike Incidentally a Times of India report also suggests that the Mumbia city unit of the BJP is itself caught off guard by the decision and may be seeking a partial rollback at least This also gave the Sena further cause to embarrass the city BJP with whom it is expected to engage in a tussle over seat-sharing for the Assembly elections very soon Gopal Shetty BJP MP from Mumbai North was quoted as saying the decision had been taken by the UPA-II already BJP MLA Yogesh Sagar reportedly said infrastructure projects are languishing due to paucity of funds and that the fare hike was a necessary bitter pill "A senior Sena functionary said on condition of anonymity that he would be happy if his party did a Mamata Banerjee on the BJP on the "back-breaking" rail fare increase" the report said By: AP | Turin | Published: October 7 2017 10:45 am Italy was expected to easily sweep away Macedonia in Turin (Source: Reuters) Top News Italy all but secured a qualifying playoff spot for next year’s World Cup but it was booed off the pitch after drawing with Macedonia 1-1 on Friday Defender Giorgio Chiellini gave Italy the lead shortly before halftime but Macedonia leveled through substitute Aleksandar Trajkovski with 13 minutes remaining Italy which was without Claudio Marchisio Daniele De Rossi Marco Verratti and Andrea Belotti didn’t have a shot on target after Chiellini’s goal against a side ranked outside the top 100 “The second half was disappointing” Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura said “But we were missing some players and we were tired “The jeers at the end were deserved looking at how we played after the break even if the national team should never be jeered … we have to help the fans to applaud us but also the fans have to help us” Italy remained second in Group G five points behind Spain and can’t be caught heading into the last round of European qualifiers However it needs a point against Albania on Monday to ensure it finishes as one of the best eight runners-up from the nine groups It could be assured of a playoff berth on Saturday if Bosnia doesn’t beat Belgium “Will we go to the World Cup We’re Italy and we have to be there” defender Andrea Barzagli said “We lacked that conviction and confidence that you always need on the pitch because that gives you the certainty in your movements” Confidence was low after last month’s 3-0 loss in Spain but despite winning only 3-2 in Skopje last year thanks to a stoppage-time goal Italy was expected to easily sweep away Macedonia in Turin However the Azzuri struggled to carve out opportunities Italy finally broke the deadlock five minutes from halftime from an unlikely source Lorenzo Insigne sent a ball through to in-form forward Ciro Immobile who rolled it across the six-yard box for Chiellini to tap in Chiellini came to the rescue at the other end moments later with a last-ditch tackle after Leonardo Bonucci gave away possession with a terrible pass It was more of the same in the second half with Macedonia content to sit back and wait for an opening That came in the 77th minute as Trajkovski who plays for Italian second-division side Palermo fired a through ball from Goran Pandev into the far side of the net For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Updated: July 19 2015 8:49 am Amartya Sen Related News As someone who blames Nehruvian socialism for the shabby state of our dear Bharat Mata I miss no opportunity to take on leftist ideologues This week it is the mightiest of them Amartya Sen who gives me a chance to stick the knife in once more The Nobel laureate has been back in the motherland to promote his latest book and has reiterated his right ‘as an Indian citizen’ to declare Narendra Modi unworthy of being prime minister because of his dodgy record on secularism Since the journalists who interviewed him did not ask the question that begs to be asked I am going to begin with it Did Dr Sen ever say the same thing about Rajiv Gandhi READ: Conversations with Tavleen Singh and Pratap Mehta Since he is an ‘Indian citizen’ who spends nearly all of his time earning laurels in foreign lands he was perhaps not here during Rajiv’s tenure So may I remind him of what happened Within days of his becoming prime minister the streets of Delhi were littered with the bodies of dead Sikhs More than 3000 were killed in three days and the city’s morgues were so full that bodies were burned like garbage in public places This was not a riot but a pogrom organised by the State and justified by the prime minister Share This Article Related Article In Gujarat in 2002 the violence was horrible but both Hindus and Muslims were killed In Delhi in 1984 not a single Hindu lay among the dead Did Dr Sen make a statement saying that Rajiv Gandhi had no right to be prime minister Did he make it after more than a thousand Muslims were killed in Bhagalpur in 1989 Or after unarmed Muslims from Meerut’s Hashimpura quarter were mowed down inside a truck by policemen two years earlier READ: Another argument In the interview he gave Rajdeep Sardesai Dr Sen expressed admiration for Kerala’s model of development So has he noticed the virulent form of Islam that has risen in this state in the past few years As an academic did he say anything when in the summer of 2010 fanatics from the Popular Front chopped off the hand of Professor T J Joseph because they objected to an examination paper he set Speaking of academia may I come to Dr Sen’s second reason for objecting to Narendra Modi as Prime Minister He said there was more interference in the exalted realms of academia now than ever before He listed academic institutions whose leftist heads had been replaced by people who leaned towards the right When it comes to this change Dr Sen is both right and wrong Leftist historians and academics who have erased even such details of Indian history as the Muslim invasions must be replaced But they must be replaced by scholars not pamphleteers because at the high table of academia there cannot be those who have written pamphlets and not books The sad truth is that the Indian right has been for so long denied space in the public square that few scholars exist In passing may I mention that on Nalanda University’s website the people who destroyed this ancient seat of learning are described only as ‘invaders’ As an academic Dr Sen should agree that it is dangerous to erase so important a historical detail as the religion of those invaders If there is one thing that Dr Sen is absolutely right about it is that India will never be an economic superpower if it continues to neglect education and healthcare The average Indian child leaves school without learning to read a children’s storybook or solve a simple mathematical problem and this is terrible It is just as terrible that government hospitals are so bad that even very poor Indians are forced to use private health services What I do not understand though is why Dr Sen as a virtual advisor to the last government did not get Dr Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi to change this horrible state of affairs Dr Sen’s comrade Jean Dreze was a member of Sonia’s National Advisory Council and could have bestowed upon India an education policy that made a serious effort to modernise Indian schools and colleges Would this not have been far more useful than MNREGA If I have deep contempt for Nehruvian socialism it is mostly because I cannot understand why it failed so totally to make those investments in public education and healthcare that would have made India an economic superpower already It is a correction that needs to be made urgently and it is unfortunate that the Prime Minister that Dr Sen so despises has not noticed the need for a real education minister in his Cabinet The Ministry of Human Resource Development needs to be abolished like the Planning Commission was and replaced by an Education Ministry Without this change India has little chance of catching up @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Islamist militants took over Libya’s Bahi oil station and the Mabrouk oilfield on Tuesday after security forces guarding the installations were forced to retreat according to Ali Hassi a security official in the oil protection forces Both oil operations were empty after staff were evacuated earlier Mabrouk had been assaulted last month by Islamist militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State an attack that killed at least 12 people Militants have gained ground in Libya where two rival governments and their armed forces are battling for control leaving the North African country in turmoil The United Nations is trying to negotiate a peace agreement (Reporting by Tripoli staff; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Mark Heinrich) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is 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Khan said the primary investigation into the matter will only determine if any violation has taken place. the finance ministry said in a statement. Lucknowites and countrymen.. No one, inclusive India are getting short shrift in a time when the divisive politics of Hindutva is on the ascendant. In the Indian context.