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2017 21:50 PM | Updated Date: Jul 12, Pawan Negi, Pune, In 2011, and decide its future based on the evidence of impact, arose the phoenix of hardline Hindutva that defined BJP of the 1990s. He also takes a lot of hits while getting to the basket and his injury record does not exactly inspire confidence. Khan is excited about his performance in “Samaagam”.

Ansari was produced in court on Sunday and remanded to the DRI’s custody for 14 days. They were to be sub? Tuesday’s victory also guaranteed third-place Arsenal qualified for the Champions League for a 19th straight season. Naveen Ashok Agarwal and sales manager Priyanka Agarwal and other officials of the Maple Group under section 420,as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).Significantly the NIA also recovered a detailed ‘protest calendar’ issued and signed by APHC chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani thus exposing that the separatists had been coordinating with handlers in Pakistan to create instability which led to widespread violence The documents reportedly listed dates when protests and other activities relatedto civil unrest were to be carried out in the Valley following the killing of Burhan Wani Everyone witnessed the violence stone-pelting and killings It was suspected that the protests? It is clear that music has seeped into his subconscious. Weak monsoon activity led to June being largely dry.The offshore trough is currently weak and there is no significant weather system right now to give rain to the state, said Sudevan For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday urged the Election Commission to take strict action against TV channels for telecasting a message from BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in violation of electoral laws The Aam Aadmi Party said it was a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) to telecast an appeal from Modi to the electorate on a day his constituency Varanasi was voting "AAP is shocked to see the gross violation of the MCC by media houses and the ostrich approach of the Election Commission" the AAP complaint said Representational Image AFP "The whole of India is aware that Modi is a contestant in Varanasi and broadcasting his political speeches (Monday) amounts to influencing the voters of Varanasi" it said The AAP said that MCC was applicable on all citizens and media houses were no exception "By not initiating suo-moto action against these media channels is the Election Commission indicating its submissiveness "It is the Election Commission’s duty to conduct a free and fair (election) Why isn’t the Election Commission issuing any direction to these news channels to stop the broadcast forthwith" The AAP demanded "strong and exemplary action" against the erring TV channels IANS By: Reuters | Published: October 18 2017 10:13 am Hungary coach Bernd Storck (Source: Reuters) Related News Hungary have parted company with national team coach Bernd Storck by mutual consent after he failed to guide them to next year’s World Cup finals the Hungarian Football Association (HFA) said on Tuesday The president of the HFA Sandor Csanyi said in an interview with sports daily Nemzeti Sport that the board had lost faith with the team’s progress under Storck and the German coach agreed his time was up “Firstly I am grateful and honoured to have had a chance to work for a country with great traditions like Hungary The board and I felt the same I had to leave” Storck said on the HFA’s website Storck 54 was appointed national team coach in July 2015 and led Hungary to their first major tournament appearance since the 1986 World Cup when they qualified for Euro 2016 Storck’s Hungary finished top of their group at the Euros having beaten Austria and drawn with Iceland and Portugal but eventually lost to Belgium in the last 16 They endured a disappointing World Cup qualifying competition however and finished third in their group after losing to Andorra and drawing at the Faroe Islands Storck managed Hungary for 25 games winning eight drawing seven and losing 10 matches Hungary have friendlies in November against Luxembourg away and at home against Costa Rica For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Khurasan Refugee Camp | Published: July 15 2017 4:15 pm Afghanistan celebrates it’s entry into Test Cricket (Source: PTI) Top News The manicured emerald pitch at Lord’s in London where Afghanistan played for the first time ever Tuesday is a world away from the border refugee camps where the country found its love for cricket In dusty Pakistani camps like Khurasan young barefoot cricketers have no pitch no kit no wickets no helmets no gloves and no shade only the hunger that helped catapult Afghanistan into the elite group of Test nations last month Millions of Afghans fleeing war have sought refuge for nearly 40 years in camps outside Pakistan’s border city of Peshawar where they have been exposed to the cricketing fever that has gripped their neighbouring nation since Britain colonised the sub-continent centuries ago “We learned cricket here and we took this cricket with us to Afghanistan and now Afghanistan has a team which plays on a world level and the entire world has recognised it” 35- year-old Abdul Wahid a refugee from Kunar province tells AFP He and a generation of Afghans spent years cheering for the Pakistani team before daring to dream of more Wahid who missed out on a spot in the national team but now coaches refugees says his contemporaries in the camps learned to play with tennis balls The best of them would go on to join academies in Peshawar where they encountered the hard cricket ball for the first time Faridullah Shah a coach with the Pakistan Cricket Board remembers the fierce determination of the Afghan players who reached the academies “They used to work as labourers until the afternoon and were later playing cricket here… The team of Afghan players was named the ‘Team of Chickens’” as many were trying to survive by supplying poultry in Peshawar he says They worried about how to afford kit but played every day Shah recalls “They had extreme eagerness — more than our players — and that was the reason for their success” – Surviving on biscuits – At the Islamia Cricket Academy selector Qazi Shafiq a former first class player agrees “Afghans are quick learners if you pinpoint a mistake he understands … then he will work hard on that” Shafiq says “I will not mention his name but one Afghan national player told me that he had to borrow money to reach here… and then he could only afford a 10-rupee (10-cent) packet of biscuits a day on which to survive” Asghar Khan a coach and twice the president of the Peshawar district cricket association remembers Afghan players as “the beauty of tournaments here” He rattles off a list of names from Mohammad Nabi whom Khan praises for his “long long sixes” up to Asghar Stanikzai captain of the Afghan cricket team All learned in Peshawar Khan says with many like Shapoor Zadran beginning in the refugee camps A picture of Afghan cricket star Muhammad Shahzad from his days as a club player in Peshawar is still on display in Gymkhana the biggest of the city’s cricket academies testament to his entertaining playing style even as he faces an ICC suspension for failing a drug test The number of Afghan cricketers training in the Peshawar academies is dwindling officials say Pakistan launched a controversial bid to drive refugees back into Afghanistan last year which has seen hundreds of thousands of people flow back over the porous border while new restrictions imposed by both Islamabad and Kabul are also affecting the players Whether the changes will stall the country’s meteoric rise remains to be seen Cricket in Afghanistan struggled under the hardline Islamist Taliban which viewed sports as a distraction from religious duties But now even members of the Taliban whose regime was toppled 16 years ago but is now surging again dealing stinging blows to Afghan forces have caught the cricketing bug one insurgent commander tells AFP “Now not only do they listen to cricket on radio but they even play it when they have spare time” the commander says The ecstasy with which Afghans greeted the news they had been granted Test status and the enthusiasm with which fans watched the Lord’s match even though it was rained out leaving the players without a result suggests a brighter future for cricket players even as insecurity spirals once more Arshad Khan a 17-year-old left arm spin bowler from eastern Nangarhar province who now trains at the Islamia academy says he has made a commitment to himself that one day he will play for Afghanistan “I am hopeful that I will be selected” the young refugee says For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shashi Tharoor | Published: August 24 2012 3:15 am Related News As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flies into Tehran to join his non-aligned counterpartsattention is drawn to the diplomatic structure that supports his international efforts The Indian diplomatic corps has long enjoyed a justified reputation of being among the worlds best in terms of individual talent and ability It includes men and women of exceptional intellectual and personal distinction who have acquired formidable reputations in a variety of capitals Yet it is dismaying that it is so small: Indias is arguably the smallest foreign service of any significant countrysmaller than all of its peers amongst the emerging powersand far smaller than the global heavyweights How do the numbers stack up We have fewer than 900 diplomats staffing our 120 embassies and 49 consulates across the world Even in the BRICSthe Chinesewith 4200 officersand Brazilwith 1200clock in ahead of us The Britishfamous for punching above their weight in the global diplomatic arenadeploy 6000 diplomats The Americans have 20000; I am told they have more officers in the US Embassy in New Delhi than India employs in its entire foreign service Of course we cant match the resources the US can commandbut does it make sense that Indiawith a population of 12 billion people and global ambitions and responsibilitieshas about the same number of diplomats as Singapore and New Zealandisland nations of fewer than 4 million people each The undeniable fact is that we are already straining under the incapacity of even our talented and hardworking diplomats to meet their existing responsibilitieslet alone aspire to more We are trying to open up to Latin Americaand the Latin Americans have opened 19 embassies in New Delhi to reciprocate our interestbut all we can offer them is one joint secretary to deal with the whole lot of themand he is so busy managing the telegram traffic with all the countries he covers and preparing briefs and reports on them that they can barely get an appointment to meet him Similarly the JS for East Asia is so overwhelmed by our issues with China that he has barely enough time for countries as important as Japan and South Koreawhich he also covers His counterpart for the crucial and sensitive ASEAN nations has to manage the rest of South East Asia as well as AustraliaNew Zealand and the Pacific countries: inevitably none of them gets the individual attention each deserves A 2008 decision to increase the IFS by 320 more officersand augment them with another 200 in the clerical and IFS B categoriesis slowly being implemented by the traditional expedient of increasing the annual intake from the UPSCs regular civil service exams This means that the people we hire today will take at least ten years to acquire the expertise and experience that we need today There are manifest gaps in knowledge and expertise in a number of areas today not enough French or Spanish speakersclimate-change expertspublic diplomats capable of handling the social media but we are not filling those gaps now These additional recruits will take years to acquire the skills and experience that we need todaynot ten years from now Lateral entrants have not been encouraged; a circular to the other government departments soliciting candidacies have turned up few whom the MEA is excited about The chronic understaffing isthereforelikely to continue for more than another decade The fact is that in todays multilateral diplomacythe MEA needs expertise that it cannot provide from its own ranks For instanceclimate change has become a hot-button diplomatic issue that needs to be discussed and negotiated in multilateral forums where other delegations rely on technical and scientific expertise that they find indispensablebut which the MEA eschews because it is unwilling to look beyond its own ranks (or those of its retired grandees) In an era when a certain level of specialisation is considered essential by many foreign ministriesIndian diplomacy still abounds in talented generalists This is why the Parliaments Standing Committee on External Affairs has recommended that the MEA adopt a practice of augmenting its ranks with mid-career recruits from outsideincluding the private sector But ask any senior MEA official and he will react with horror to such a step polluting the pristine purity of his service Yet the service itself needs renovation One key problem is that the Indian Foreign Service is recruited from the same competitive examinations from which emerge the domestic serviceslike the Indian Administrative Servicethe Indian Police Servicethe Indian Revenue Serviceand so on For decadesthe cream of the examination crop opted for the Indian Foreign Service: in the years after Independencewhen resources and foreign exchange scarcities made travel abroad a rare privilegea job that took you frequently abroad was prized by the middle-class Indians who took the civil service examinations From the 1950s to the 1970sit was customary for the foreign service to draw its entrants almost exclusively from the top ten finishers in the annual examinations This has now changed dramatically Not only has the far more powerful Indian Administrative Service supplanted the IFS as the service of choicebut even the more lucrative Indian Revenue Service which places officers in the customs and tax administrationswhere financial incentives are considerable is preferred over the IFS by many applicants As a resultit is now common for the IFS to find itself selecting officers ranked below 250 in the examinationssomething that had been unthinkable to the officers currently heading the MEA Several civil service aspirants are even thrust unwillingly into the MEA while their real ambition is to serve elsewhere a far cry from the glory days but one that does not produce a dedicated and proud foreign service This is no longer the best way to find the most suitable diplomats I feel strongly that a diplomat should not be someone who fell short of his or her real goal of becoming an administratora customs official or a cop We need internationalist-minded young Indians who see the chance of serving the country abroad not only as a privilegebut as something indispensable to Indias growth and prosperity A separate foreign service examwith a greater emphasis on international relations and languagesis essential We need not bureaucrats but diplomats in the IFS: bright young people with an extrovert orientationadaptability and curiosity about the worldwith an engaging personalitya talent for languages and an interest in international affairswho know how to talk to foreigners Not too many of those emerge from the UPSC exams The time for reform is now Tharoor is an author and a Congress MP His latest book is Pax Indica:India and the World of the 21st Century, The Haryana-born raider’s rather long absence was due to his decision to not undergo a surgery on his knee. 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