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The win was the 16th in 19 races for Mercedes. he’s doing an awesome job, Justice Endlaw also observed that the provisions of the Delhi School Education Act could not be factored in while giving admission to the children under the RTE Act.s contribution in linking far-reaching places and general development can not be forgotten,? It will also be a booster to Bindra to perform better in the 2012 London Olympics, he said Under the modified rulesBharat Ratna can now be given to any person for performance of highest order in any field of human endeavourinstead of the earlier restriction to the fields of artliteraturescience and public services Ever since the government made amendments to the awards eligibility criteriaseveral names have cropped upincluding those of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and late hockey legend Dhyan Chand For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News I think Bindra totally deserves this honour and award, Raninder SinghNRAI President For outstanding performance of exceptional order in the field of sports and for brining glory to the countryNRAI has the honour to recommend Bindra for the Bharat Ratna as he has the singular distinction of winning the first individual gold medal for India in the 104-year history of Olympic Games?

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ABVP activists were staging a protest in the college on Wednesday,Union vice president.Shehla also alleged that “police joined the ABVP goons in attacking me” WATCH VIDEO |Police Deployment Outside Delhi’s Ramjas College Following Protests Classes Suspended A senior police official however said “Around 40-50students have been detained to prevent further escalation They will be released after sometimes The situation is undercontrol” During the clash AISA members tried to barge inside the premises to ‘rescue the captives’ An AISA member said “The students have been locked inside and those trying to come out were beaten up by ABVP goons We tried to barge in inside the college to rescue the students but they are attacking us as well They have come prepared with hockey sticks” After assessing the situation outside Ramjas College Principal Rajender Prasad said he is in discussion with the teachers who were organisers of the event and requested both the groups to not disrupt the peace and harmony in the college Delhi: Clash between AISA and ABVP students over cancellation of JNU student Umar Khalid’s talk at Ramjas College pictwittercom/vJFnkg2UGQ — ANI (@ANI_news) February 22 2017 WATCH VIDEO |Umar Khalid Event Row: ABVP AISA Members Others Detained Following Ramjas College Protests The protesters also clashed with police personnel deployed at the scene Umar Khalid was among JNU students who were charged with sedition after February9 episode last year in which a group of students were seen shouting ‘anti-India’ slogans in mobile footage Meanwhile reactions on the incident have been pouring in from Twitter: More disturbing report from #Ramjas college DU today Students locked inside college being beaten and threatened while police watches — Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) February 22 2017 @SushmaSwaraj please help all the girls boys and faculty stuck at Ramjas college Delhifearing for their life The girls hv bn harrased — Gauraang Arora (@AroraGaur_) February 22 2017 Just got the message that 50-70 students are locked inside #Ramjas college by ABVP goons since morning — Ratnpriya (@jimmy9_girl) February 22 2017 Bloody ABVP goons snatched a Quint journalist’s phone smashed her equipment outside Ramjas College Where is this country headed — manjula narayan (@utterflea) February 22 2017 ‘Hamaray waalay aa gaye’ is how ABVP cadres referred to the Zee News crew at Ramjas college — Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) February 22 2017 An English professor who was attacked outside Ramjas college (Express photo) Students with placards in Delhi University (Express Photo) For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: August 22 2017 6:09 am Top News A speeding truck crushed two persons to death in Focal Point area of Ludhiana late on Sunday A group of people blocked the road and protested against the police alleging that the driver dragged the bodies with the truck in a bid to flee The deceased were identified as Krishna Kumar 17 and Dinesh Kumar 20 Police said the blockade was later called off Brar said a search was on for the truck driver For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBijnore/Aligarh: Narendra Modi today took a jibe at the Congress SP and BSP saying the three parties are indulging in "stage-managed" WWF-like fights in Uttar Pradesh but come together to grab power at the Centre The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate also targeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accusing them of indulging in vote bank politics and "misleading" Muslims in the name of secularism Narendra Modi PTI "The Congress has two soldiers in Uttar Pradesh These people from Congress SP and BSP are indulging in WWF (World Wrestling Federation) fights that you see on TV These people indulge in stage managed fights in Lucknow but they come together to grab power in Delhi" he said while addressing a rally in Bijnore "These three parties are misleading the people of this country and state and it is the time to bring in a change in this country You have already suffered but the time is to make sure that your children don’t suffer" he said The BJP leader said the people have even before elections voiced the need for change and this time "even the CBI cannot save the UPA government in these elections" Asking people to provide a strong majority to the BJP in the coming elections he said the voters should ensure victory of BJP and NDA candidates and get them at least 300 seats "If the teacher is weak even kids don’t like to go to school So make sure that the country gets a strong government and not a weak one Please ensure that BJP gets more than 300 seats" Modi said He reminded the voters that they have elected rulers for the last 60 years but "this time you elect a servant for next 60 months and I promise to do things which they have not done in last 60 years" At a rally in Aligarh Modi sought to blame Sonia and Mulayam for the communal clashes in the country saying "700 riots took place right under the nose of Madam Soniaji in the last one year and 250 of them took place right here under Netaji (Yadav) in Uttar Pradesh" "In a recent speech Madam Soniaji talked about the 15-point programme for developing 90 Muslim-dominated districts in the country of which 15 are in UP But when an MP asked about the work under the project Soniaji’s UPA government said not a single paise has been spent in last one year This is an example of misleading the Muslims and people" he said The Gujarat Chief Minister charged that the Congress SP and the BSP do "vote bank politics and sing songs of secularism What they do is just talking They only talk of secularism but their politics is all about keeping all classes poor through their politics" PTI By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 17 2017 3:45 pm Roger Federer won Wimbledon without dropping a set (Source: Reuters) Related News Roger Federer earned plenty of plaudits following his eighth Wimbledon title and 19th Grand Slam win on Sunday at the All England Club Many referred to him as “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time) the best someone who makes the sport look classy and appreciated what he has done to the sport and brought more and more fans to watch and take it up But one appreciation comment coming from cricketing legend Shane Warne probably stands out – for its quirky level He took to Instagram to share an image with the text “The only guy better than Roger Federer on grass is Bob Marley” and a caption that read “Congrats to the greatest but this is a good point Hahahaha” To be fair to Warne he is spot on with that assessment On Sunday Federer became the man with most Wimbledon titles ever with a 6-3 6-1 6-4 win over Marin Cilic In the process he surpass his joint tally with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw He also increased his Grand Slam tally to 19 titles – four more than his nearest rival Rafa Nadal To amplify Federer’s achievement he did so three weeks shy of hi 36th birthday and didn’t drop a single set on his way Playing his 102nd match at Wimbledon – the joint most – he boasts of a staggering 91-11 win-loss record and overall 167-25 for a jaw-dropping winning percentage of 87 Federer had been searching for his first Wimbledon title since 2012 when he had beaten Andy Murray in the final He’s come close since then: the final in 2014 and 2015 where he lost to Novak Djokovic and the semi-final last year when he lost in five sets to Milos Raonic For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Vivek Katju | Published: April 28 2016 12:31 am Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry (Source: Twitter/@MEAIndia) Top News The long interaction of the Indian and Pakistani foreign secretaries in New Delhi on April 26 would have covered a lot of ground on the current state of bilateral relations However the fact that the two diplomats did not come together before the media and instead gave aggressive individual statements shows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s December Pakistan initiative is in deep trouble Interestingly the Pakistani version of the conversation is in line with the points that unofficial Pakistani interlocutors are making to their Indian counterparts There is particular focus on the resumption of a full-range India-Pakistan dialogue especially to address outstanding issues including J&K This is in keeping with Pakistan’s traditional position on the bilateral engagement Clearly discernible in Pakistan is the new found confidence to dismiss terrorism — India’s priority — as an alibi for avoiding a full-range dialogue It is here that under the army’s orchestration Pakistan is moving strongly to seek to establish a moral equivalence on terrorism because of the ongoing Kulbhushan Jadhav affair Its approach is to present terrorism as a mutual concern to be addressed by both countries — if Pakistan must confront non-state actors operating from its territory India must abandon its state terrorism in Balochistan Thus Pakistan may seemingly cooperate on the Pathankot attack but will continue with the Jadhav concoction It is in this context that we must evaluate the NIA’s visit to Pakistan Much as the Modi government may be tempted to use the NIA’s visit if it takes place as evidence of the success of its present policy it has to remain conscious of Pakistan’s dual approach Pakistan’s Jadhav adventure marks a serious escalation The naming of NSA Ajit Doval as Jadhav’s direct handler and attributing this disclosure to Jadhav is part of the Pakistani plan There is little doubt that India would be quietly emphasising to Pakistan the inherent dangers in and implications of opening such a front It is improbable that the generals would appreciate the validity of the Indian view and return Jadhav early and safely though they may temper the hoopla The virtual denial of consular access to Jadhav is an indicator of the Pakistani approach The fact is that the generals have ensured that the Modi foray runs into sand Besides PM Nawaz Sharif is now in the midst of a political crisis and army chief General Raheel Sharif has gained a larger-than-life image because of his stand on domestic terrorism and corruption The army and the Sharif brothers have not been on the same page on action against Punjab-based Pakistan-oriented extremist religious groups following the Easter Sunday Lahore terrorist attack The army has not accepted the restraint the Sharifs wanted it to exercise in taking on these terrorist elements Far more significant though is the growing chasm on corruption At a time Nawaz Sharif is wounded by the Panama revelations reports of Raheel Sharif dismissing 12 senior army officers including a three-star general have surfaced Raheel Sharif has also stressed that “across-the-board accountability is necessary for the solidarity integrity and prosperity of Pakistan” The upshot is that the army will be in complete control of the country’s India policy with no investment in the Modi-initiated December 2015 process The premise of the Modi initiative was the belief that Nawaz Sharif and the army were aligned in wanting an improvement in India-Pakistan relations This was based on weak evidence: The appointment of a “political fauji” Nasser Janjua as NSA and his initial interaction with Doval a process made possible by unilateral Indian concessions It is time India coldly reviewed all dimensions of the NSA channel especially its foundational assumptions This is all the more needed as it is amply clear now that the generals were unimpressed by Modi’s Lahore visit The foreign secretaries’ Delhi interaction shows that there is no early prospect of their meeting to work out the modalities of the comprehensive bilateral dialogue The Pathankot attack and the Jadhav provocation will now be the bilateral preoccupation For India it is necessary to ensure that Pakistan shows real intent on bringing the actual conspirators of the Pathankot attack to book and satisfactorily resolves the Jadhav matter before the foreign secretaries meet on the comprehensive bilateral dialogue Should that not be so it will mean another Indian concession and the generals will see it as one more sign of Modi’s weakness notwithstanding the strong April 26 statement Can India afford to convey such a signal again The writer is a former diplomat For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Iskander Rehman | Updated: March 19 2015 6:01 am As India’s nuclear submarine fleet gradually grows in size and importance the challenge will be to ensure that the navy’sp new nuclear role develops alongside rather than to the detriment of its conventional missions Related News Almost six years ago in Visakhapatnam Gursharan Kaur wife of then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cracked a coconut on the hull of India’s first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Subsequently named the INS Arihant or “destroyer of enemies” the vessel was the result of decades of efforts by India’s nuclear scientists For many years bureaucratic languor technical challenges and chronic difficulties in nuclear reactor miniaturisation appeared to ensure that progress would be painstakingly slow Indeed at one stage it became unclear whether the project would see the light of day In August 2013 when the Arihant’s nuclear reactor finally went critical the event was thus widely hailed both in India and abroad as a major technological and symbolic milestone Currently undergoing sea trials the Arihant is destined to be the first vessel in a flotilla of up to five indigenously produced SSBNs and it has been reported that a sister vessel the INS Aridhaman is nearing completion Since the Pokhran-II series of nuclear tests in 1998 the Indian government has repeatedly iterated its desire to attain a credible minimum nuclear deterrent structured around what nuclear strategists refer to as a triad that is a mixture of aircraft land-based mobile missiles and naval assets India’s nuclear doctrine states that it is a no-first-use power and it is in this light that one must view the importance attached to the sea-based leg of its nuclear deterrent Indeed the survivability and overall resiliency of India’s nuclear arsenal has become a growing concern for military planners in New Delhi particularly as Beijing continues to make rapid advances in missile space and cyber technology Nuclear submarines provided they are sufficiently quiet are still considered to be the most survivable of nuclear platforms due to their mobility and discretion Placing nuclear assets underwater puts them at a safer distance from a crippling first strike The development of the Arihant and its successors therefore constitutes the next logical step in Delhi’s quest for an assured retaliatory capability It is important to note however that while the launch of India’s first indigenous SSBN constitutes a great accomplishment it is also only the first step in what promises to be a long and onerous process India’s naval nuclear journey has only just begun (Illustration by: C R Sasikumar) Going forward the Indian navy will face three sets of nuclear challenges The first set is in the technological domain as the navy struggles to acquire the capability for continuous at-sea deterrence The second set of difficulties will need to be addressed within the navy itself as its officers begin to grapple with the importance of their service’s new nuclear role Finally Indian naval planners will also have to contend with their Pakistani counterparts’ development of what can best be described as a “naval nuclear force-in-being” When the Arihant is finally commissioned it will be fitted with 12 Sagarika K-15 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) The Sagarika however only has a strike radius of about 750 to 800 km which many analysts rightly consider inadequate Indeed with such a short range the Arihant could not reach Islamabad let alone China’s strategic centres The DRDO is currently working on two longer-range SLBMs: the 3500-km range K-4 which recently underwent a successful test launch from an underwater pontoon and the 5000-km range K-5 which is still in the design phase According to sources the Arihant is fitted with four universal tube launchers which can each carry either three K-15 missiles or one K-4 missile Observers have raised questions however over the compatibility of the K-4’s height with the submarine’s 104-m hull If the length of the K-4 cannot be shortened the Arihant may need to be retrofitted with a hydrodynamic outer development or “bump” Even if the DRDO’s engineers do succeed in squeezing the K-4 aboard the missile’s range remains somewhat unsatisfactory It would require India’s nuclear submariners to operate on the northeastern fringes of the Bay of Bengal in order to effectively target China’s major metropolises rather than within the more sanitised waters abutting India’s eastern seaboard The K-5 is rumoured to stand at a height of about 12 m which rules out its deployment aboard the Arihant The second major technological limitation is that of the Arihant’s nuclear reactor Reportedly based on first- or second-generation Soviet technology the 83-megawatt pressurised water reactor has a short refuelling cycle thus limiting the length of the Arihant’s deterrent patrols In short in order to enjoy an effective sea-based deterrent with regard to China India will need to deploy larger SSBNs with greater missile carriage capacity and more powerful nuclear reactors The fourth planned submarine in the series is projected to possess such characteristics but it may take more than a decade for it to be successfully developed and launched and even longer for it to be commissioned While India’s submarine fleet has been taking shape Delhi has also conducted a series of test firings starting in 2000 of Dhanush-class short-range ballistic missiles from surface ships For the time being however it appears that the Dhanush programme is merely a stopgap measure until the SSBN fleet comes into full fruition Second history has shown that all newly nuclear navies face some difficult tradeoffs As India’s SSBN fleet gradually grows in size and importance the challenge will be to ensure that the navy’s new nuclear role develops alongside rather than to the detriment of its conventional missions As in all nuclear navies a debate will no doubt unfold within the service as to how many resources and platforms should be devoted to the ballistic missile submarine fleet’s protection Tough decisions may need to be made particularly if India’s underwater environment becomes more contested India’s nuclear command and control procedures will also almost certainly undergo a revision as the SLBMs will be canisterised and ready for launch rather than de-mated Finally India’s naval and nuclear planners will also have to contend with the progressive materialisation of a nuclearised Pakistani navy — albeit one with much less orthodox characteristics and undergirded by a very different nuclear posture Indeed Islamabad aims to eventually disperse nuclear-tipped cruise missiles across a variety of naval platforms ranging from surface ships in the short term to conventional diesel-electric submarines in the long term Unlike India Pakistan’s naval nuclear ambitions are fuelled primarily by the sense of a growing conventional imbalance in the maritime domain By nuclearising — or by appearing to nuclearise — a large portion of their fleet architecture Pakistani military planners hope to neuter India’s growing naval power inject ambiguity and acquire escalation dominance in the event of a limited conflict at sea Since Independence Indian naval officers have been accustomed to operating within a purely conventional maritime setting Dealing with such a prospective adversary will no doubt necessitate a fundamental rethinking of the navy’s operational concepts Perhaps more importantly it will also require an effort on the part of both countries to further institutionalise the maritime component of their relations so as to ensure that in future isolated incidents don’t spiral out of control The writer a nonresident fellow in the South Asia Programme at the Atlantic Council is author of the report ‘Murky Waters: Naval Nuclear Dynamics in the Indian Ocean’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pranab Bardhan | Updated: August 23 2014 8:35 am It is not clear that the rigid law on retrenchment is always the binding constraint on manufacturing expansion Related News By:Pranab Bardhan Manyeconomists and businessmen regard the reform of labour law as vital for the proposed revival of the manufacturing sector in India In a widely noted move the Rajasthan government has already taken a step towards amending Chapter VB of the Industrial Disputes Act (IDA) raising the exemption limit in the law that restricts laying off workers without government permission to firms with more than 300 workers The Haryana government has also indicated similar intentions Such experimentations at the state level particularly when the implementation of labour laws is in the hands of state governments is in principle a step in the right direction But there are reasons to believe that if people expect big changes in output and employment simply as a result of such reforms they may be in for a big disappointment First it is not clear that the rigid law on retrenchment is always the binding constraint on manufacturing expansion Take the highly labour-intensive garments industry for example A combined dataset (for formal-sector firms from the Annual Survey of Industries and informal-sector firms from the National Sample Survey) shows that about 92 per cent of garment firms in India have fewer than eight employees (the bunching of firms is around the eight-employee size not the below-100-employee size as one would have expected) Labour law cannot discourage an eight-employee firm from expanding to an 80-employee firm since Chapter VB of the IDA does not kick in until the firm reaches the size of 100 employees So the binding constraints on the expansion of that eight-employee firm may have to do with inadequate credit and marketing opportunity erratic power supply wretched roads bureaucratic regulations etc There are good statistical studies by some economists which show that states with more rigid labour laws have had lower industrial growth and that labour laws can be a constraint But these studies do not show that they are the only or even the main constraint I do not know of a single statistical study or growth decomposition exercise in India that shows the relative dominance of the labour law constraint over other constraints By constantly repeating the same objection about labour laws some people may be barking up the wrong tree Second Rajasthan is not the first state to relax Chapter VB Gujarat relaxed it for special economic zones in 2004 Andhra Pradesh did so in 2006 Uttar Pradesh’s 1983 relaxation which remained in force for 20 years applied to the whole state — it raised the exemption limit to what Rajasthan is proposing now I have not seen any serious study of the effects of these relaxations on job creation Contrary to the recent election propaganda the Gujarat model of development has not been particularly exemplary on job creation A large part of its high manufacturing growth has been in petrochemicals and refineries which are highly capital intensive Does anyone believe that the UP relaxation for nearly 20 years led to a great many manufacturing jobs If that did not happen it may be largely due to the other constraints mentioned above At an all-India level why is it that the large and high-growth service sector has led to such little job growth (outside construction) over the last two decades The IDA applies to industries not to the service sector Third over the decades how many states have really strictly followed the labour laws There are many cases of a state government looking the other way when they are violated An important part of labour laws in India is the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act which restricts employment of short-term workers without benefits Yet it is well known that this act remains mostly on paper According to an estimate based on Annual Survey of Industries data by A Sood P Nath and S Ghosh in “Deregulating Capital Regulating Labour” (Economic and Political Weekly June 28) in 2009-10 about half of the workers in factories with more than 5000 workers were employed through contractors In factories employing between 100 and 5000 workers more than a quarter were contract workers Similarly an estimate from National Sample Survey data suggests that in 2011-12 about 80 per cent of workers in organised manufacturing either had no written job contracts or the contract was for less than one year All this has clearly given employers a great deal of flexibility If Indian labour laws were really that stringent in practice how is it that during the downturn around 2008 nearly one million workers quickly lost their jobs in labour-intensive export sectors I am actually very much in favour of labour law reform I’d even support abolishing the firm size limit on retrenchment altogether provided there is a provision for adequate unemployment benefits Allowing more flexibility in hiring and firing has to be combined with a reasonable scheme of unemployment compensation from an earmarked fund to which employers as well employees should regularly contribute No Indian politician has yet gathered the courage or imagination to come up with such a package deal More importantly the whole gamut of Indian labour laws requires a major overhaul not just Chapter VB of the IDA The Trade Unions Act 1926 allowing any seven workers to form a union rampant union rivalry and lack of recognised trade unions as negotiating agents etc have led to a highly fragmented labour movement and a chaotic shop floor More than 10 years back the Second National Commission on Labour made some useful recommendations to change this state of affairs but they remained mostly unimplemented Meanwhile there are some changes afoot in the grassroots Indian labour scene While some businessmen continue to think in an adversarial way of “flexibility” as being “union-free” there are new kinds of party-independent unions (for example the New Trade Union Initiative) which are trying to mediate in the shaping and sustaining of labour-friendly practices that are compatible with global competitiveness and high productivity Instead of constantly repeating the same mantra about Chapter VB the Indian policy community should think of imaginative overall reforms that may help both labour and capital The writer is professor of graduate school at the department of economics University of California Berkeley [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News 2014 1:49 pm Ali Fazal on acting in ‘Bobby Jasoos’: It took a lot of convincing from Dia and Sahil to get me on board this film. a remake of Malayalam blockbuster “Drishyam”.

” she said. Related News The Indian cricket board’s new regime continues to remove officials with links to India Cements, Reuters The bench directed that the participants should discuss the steps to be taken to prevent the problem faced by the people of Delhi this year and also the future measures. The five hospitals — Max hospital in Saket, Kareena is prepping for the upcoming film “Veere Di Wedding”, it’s philosophy is common: Of hate,s meteoric rise to fame as a goal-poacher and innovative player made many inquisitive heads from state associations turn,t get more different or better than what you have already done. This is a short course, we can’t reveal our identities so we just keep working to curb crimes.

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