Related posts:VIDEO: Costa Rican officials present new evidence of alleged damage to its territory by Nicaraguan workers VIDEO: AZ’s ‘Back To Myself,’ filmed in Costa Rica, makes the rounds ahead of ‘Doe or Die, Vol. 2’ Singer David Bowie dies at 69; influential performer of many alter egos Kevin Johansen and The Nada to join illustrator Liniers in live art-music show in Escazú UPDATE, Thurs., Aug. 21, 8:30 p.m.:Spanish-language online news site AmeliaRueda.com reported Thursday night that following a backlash, TV4 has agreed to remove the promo containing Costa Rica’s National Anthem.Original story continues here:Costa Rica’s Foreign Ministry sent a formal complain to the Swedish Embassy protesting the “disrespectful use of Costa Rica’s National Anthem” on a political satire show on TV4.The Costa Rican National Anthem can be heard as background music on a clip from the show “Parlamentet,” which the Foreign Ministry feels “is a grave disrespect to one of our national symbols,” according to the letter sent to the embassy for Central America based in Guatemala.Tico expats in Sweden called the station and took to social media to express their disapproval, but the company responded by saying the audio is part of a sound library they bought from online music library service Epidemics. The website, strangely, cites someone named Magnus Ringblom as the anthem’s composer. But Costa Rica’s National Anthem was composed by Manuel María Gutiérrez in 1852.Another person named Alejandro Castillo posted a complaint on the station’s website, and TV4 had a similar response:Hi. Alejandro. Thank you for your feedback. We regret that you felt insulted. It is in fact Costa Rica’s national anthem in the trailer. However, there is no connection whatsoever to the country or its inhabitants. Neither the government or its political values. The music is taken from Epidemics music library and is free to use.Have a nice evening!Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz on Thursday told local radio show “Nuestra Voz” that an international intellectual property registry does not exist to permit countries to take legal action in cases where national symbols are allegedly misused.However, the ministry letter asks officials at the Swedish Embassy to help in persuading producers of the show to withdraw the anthem from the promo.Watch and listen to the promotional video, courtesy of AmeliaRueda.com, here: Facebook Comments
The latest results from the National Visitor Survey have shown domestic overnight trips grew to a record 79.1 million, with tourism spend reaching a record high of AUD $53.3 billion, representing a four percent growth for the year ending June 2014.According to the quarterly survey, conducted by Tourism Research, visiting friends and relatives were the driving force in the expenditure growth, contributing AUD $12.1 billion, up seven percent, with trips increasing by 8 percent to 28.1 million and surpassing the previous record of 27.6 million in 2004.Overnight business travel also recorded good growth with the number of trips reaching 41.9 million, up five percent, number of nights increasing by eight percent to 49.4 million and expenditure at AUD $12.3 billion, up six percent.“This is a great result for the Australian domestic tourism industry and on the back of record tourism exports of over AUD $30 billion, we now have a total overnight spend at a new high of over AUD $30 billion,” Tourism Research Australia manager strategic research and analysis Tim Quinn said.However, Mr Quinn stresses the need to be mindful of lost opportunities moving forward.“While the domestic tourism sector is the industry’s bread and butter, responsible for three-quarters of tourism’s AUD $42 billion contribution to the economy, Australians’ preference for holiday continues.”Although domestic tourism expenditure remained steady at AUD $27 billion, domestic holidays grew by only two percent, with nights falling by two percent, while overseas holiday travel grew by eight percent, reaching 5.4 million.“While growth in overseas holidays remains solid, assisted by a stubborn Australian dollar, this is expected to moderate with some switching of demand toward domestic holiday travel.“With AUD $50 billion in the tourism investment pipeline, the Australian tourism industry has much to look forward to as it is likely growth in overnight tourism spend will continue toward the goal of $140 billion.”Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovich
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figureRelatedSportsThese Never-Before-Published Photos Show Tennis Icon Arthur Ashe Making US Open HistorySportsThese Never-Before-Published Photos Show Tennis Icon Arthur Ashe Making US Open HistoryThe picture in question made by LIFE’s Carl Mydans on Jan 9 1945 shows MacArthur striding ashore onto "Blue Beach" Dagupan on the island of Luzon Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines That Mydans’ photograph does not capture the return to the Philippines—the return that MacArthur promised in his single most famous utterance—hardly detracts from its significance In fact even more so than the pictures of MacArthur at Leyte in October 1944 when the general first returned to the Philippines after escaping from Corregidor two years before Mydans’ photograph of the general and his comrades in the surf at Luzon seems to capture and perfectly distill something elemental about MacArthur’s magnetism and his larger-than-life personaYears later in a 1992 interview with John Loengard Mydans remembered making 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For all the latest Entertainment News, Sonam quoted Madonna and wrote,“To the doubters and naysayers and everyone who gave me hell and said I could not that I would not or I must not – your resistance made me stronger made me push harder made me the fighter that I am today It made me the woman that I am today So thank you’ “Madonna” Sharing another morning look at Cannes Sonam wrote ”“Feet what do I need you for when I have wings to fly” Frieda Kahlo” After teasing us with the stunning princess like moments since morning Sonam Kapoor has cut a stupefying picture while walking the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival this year The Neerja actor is considered one of the biggest fashionista in the Bollywood industry her appearances on the red carpet have always generated buzz in a positive way Even otherwise each time she walks out of her house she gives us new fashion goals Walking on the red carpet of the prestigious film festival of Cannes the National Award-winning actress bedazzled the red carpet Sonam Kapoor strutted her way to the coveted red carpet in an embellished golden outfit designed by Elie Saab Styled by Namrata Soni the Khoobsurat actor looked as radiant as ever In her dreamy bedazzling golden attire she represented the princess we all wished to be when we were young “Sneak peak @sonamkapoor giving golden goddess vibes in another @eliesaabworld custom haute couture knockout number dripping in @chopard and gold glam courtesy @lorealmakeup @namratasoni and genius @stephanelancien” her sister Rhea Kapoor wrote on Instagram Sonam Kapoor who is one of the brand ambassador of L’oreal is one of the brand ambassadors of the cosmetic company She has been representingthe brand at Cannes for many years now @sonamakapoor perfectly struts away on the red carpet #LifeAtCannes #SonamAtCannes pictwittercom/F5BYYuIuaE — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 Isn’t she an absolute delight to the eye RT if you agree #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes 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May 22 2017 When she lit the red carpet up #LifeAtCannes #SonamAtCannes pictwittercom/oo1yObkzws — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 And that’s all from Sonam’s #LifeAtCannes tonight Stay tuned for decodes trends and more Until next time #SonamAtCannes pictwittercom/jPv8p4ZvOm — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 @sonamakapoor in @ElieSaabWorld couture @Chopard diamonds and Loreal Makeup #LifeAtCannes #SonamAtCannes pictwittercom/oDned14rlS — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 Is it time #LifeAtCannes #SonamAtCannes @sonamakapoor pictwittercom/e4SDmWhkdL — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 The golden girls @sonamakapoor @EvaLongoria #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes #Lorealistas pictwittercom/9jDl8UeV6W — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 Breaking into a laughter – the scintillating #Lorealistas #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/gAIOL2rRPu — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 @sonamakapoor is on her way to the red carpet #HoldYourBreath #LifeAtCannes #SonamAtCannes pictwittercom/LDBTsyovQI — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 A glowing #SonamAtCannes in Tint Caresse Sakura Blossom True Match Lumi Gold Highlighter Powder La Palette Gold #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/w7CfpYrmKZ — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 #Lorealistas galore #LifeAtCannes #SonamAtCannes pictwittercom/C3MyLyL3y3 — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 All that glitters IS gold #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/TA4rt7Ov6G — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 @sonamakapoor dazzling her way to the #Cannes2017 red carpet #SonamAtCannes #LifeAtCannes pictwittercom/SWFRXZrPR1 — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 She’s all set to stun again @sonamakapoor#SonamAtCannes#LifeAtCannespictwittercom/ZXqqc3dsvs — L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 22 2017 Sonam Kapoor was seen posing with popular international stars like Eva Longoria who is also the brand ambassador of L’oreal On Sunday the actor in was seen in a fish cut gown with long danglers She managed to give an Indian touch in her otherwise western attire “I know who I am I am not perfect I’m not the most beautiful woman in the world But I’m one of them Mary J Blige #sonamatcannes #kalyanjewellery” she wrote on Instagram While Sonam paired her fish-cut gown with a long western danglers to look like a vision on day one of the illustrious event giving an Indian touch was the custom made ‘Haath Phool’ This is Sonam’s seventh year at Cannes and this year she was preceded by by her co-ambassadors for L’Oreal Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Sonam Kapoor recently won a National Award (Special Mention) for her role in the 2016 movie ‘Neerja’ and is all set to begin shooting for Rhea’s directorial debut ‘Veerey Di Wedding’ along with co-stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Swara Bhaskar For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26 2017 2:48 pm Flipkart is currently hosting a Lenovo Mobiles Fest where it is offering discounts on some of the top Lenovo mobile phones including Lenovo K6 Power Lenovo K5 Note Related News Flipkart is currently hosting a Lenovo Mobiles Fest where it is offering discounts on some of the top Lenovo mobile phones listed on the e-commerce website Lenovo Mobiles Fest will continue on Flipkart from June 26 to June 28 Lenovo K6 Power Lenovo K5 Note Lenovo K5 Plus Lenovo P2 are all listed at some discount on the website along with further price cut being promised under exchange scheme Here’s a look at the top offers on Lenovo Mobiles on Flipkart Lenovo K5 Note Discount Offers Specifications Lenovo K5 Note comes in two variants on Flipkart and both the 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM option have a discount Lenovo K5 Note with 4GB RAM 32 GB is available at Rs 10499 which is down from the original price of Rs 12499 and the company is also offering up to Rs 9 500 off extra when you exchange it with another smartphone The 4GB RAM RAM variant comes in gold and grey versions Specifications of the Lenovo K5 Note are 55 inch Full HD Display Mediatek Helio P10 64-bit processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM which is expandable The phone has a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera It also comes with a 3500 mAh battery The 3GB RAM variant of the Lenovo K5 Note is priced at Rs 9999 down from the original price of Rs 11999 and comes with another Rs 9000 off under the exchange scheme The specifications of this smartphone are the same as the 4GB RAM variant and it runs the same Mediatek Helio P10 64-bit processor Lenovo K6 Power Discount offers Specifications Lenovo K6 Power smartphone gets Rs 1000 off and is now available at Rs 8999 on the website Lenovo K6 Power was originally launched at Rs 9999 and Flipkart is also offering up to Rs 8500 on exchange under the scheme In terms of specifications Lenovo K6 Power comes with a 5-inch full HD resolution display Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor 3GB RAM on board along with 32GB storage The storage is expandable to 128GB via microSD and it comes with a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera The battery is the highlight of the Lenovo K6 Power which has a 4000 mAh one and can easily last a day for users Lenovo K6 Power and Lenovo P2 are two of the big battery smartphones on discount Lenovo K5 Plus Discount Offers Specifications Lenovo K5 Plus with 3GB RAM is available at Rs 7499 which is 10 per cent off the original price of Rs 8499 Surprisingly this discounted price is only showing on the Dark Grey version of the phone and no exchange deal is listed for this smartphone In terms of specifications Lenovo K5 Plus comes with a 5-inch full HD resolution display Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor 3GB RAM + 16GB storage and up to 128GB expandable storage supported It has a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera though the battery is only 2750 mAh Lenovo P2 Discount Offers Specifications For those who want a Lenovo smartphone with an extra large battery the Lenovo P2 is the phone to consider given it sports a 5100 mAh battery Lenovo P2 with 3GB RAM is at a discounted price of Rs 12999 down from the original price of Rs 16999 There are no exchange offers on this smartphone Lenovo P2 with 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 14999 which is a 16 per cent discount on the original price of Rs 17999 Lenovo P2 comes with a 55-inch Full HD display Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera The total storage on this phone 32 GB which is expandable up to 128 GB via a microSD slot The battery comes with Rapid Charge feature for fast charging and you can charge other smartphones with this one as well For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Melbourne | Published: April 4 2017 7:28 pm Researchers demonstrated a concept where the power of multiple laser beams is transferred into a single intense output beam that can be directed to the intended target ( Source: Macquerie University) Related News Researchers have proven a method for multiplying laser power using diamond demonstrating that a laser similar to the Star Wars ‘superlaser’ may no longer remain in science fiction Researchers demonstrated a concept – reminiscent of the Star Wars Death Star sci-fi laser – where the power of multiple laser beams is transferred into a single intense output beam that can be directed to the intended target This new laser development has real-world and high-stakes applications in which high power lasers are seen as a key tool in areas such as defence “Researchers are developing high power lasers to combat threats to security from the increased proliferation of low-cost drones and missile technology” said Associate Professor Rich Mildren from Macquarie University in Australia”High power lasers are also needed in space applications including powering space vehicles and tackling the growing space junk problem that threatens satellites” said Mildren Also Read:Scientists find evidence of a ‘Star Wars’ planetary system The key to the high-powered beam is placing an ultra-pure diamond crystal at the point of convergence The beam-combining is achieved in diamond by harnessing a co-operative effect of the crystal that causes intense light beams to transfer their power into a selected direction while avoiding the beam distortion problems of single laser technologies “This discovery is technologically important as laser researchers are struggling with increasing power beyond a certain level due to the large challenges in handling the large heat build-up and combining beams from multiple lasers is one of the most promising ways to substantially raise the power barrier” said lead experimentalist Aaron McKay Diamond beam combining is a novel alternative to other concepts being currently trialled elsewhere in the world and in this study beam combining in diamond has the unique advantage that the process also changes the colour of the laser beam “The particular wavelength of the directed energy beam is critical to the efficient transmission through the atmosphere and to reduce the eye hazard for people or indeed animals who may be in the vicinity of the beam” said Mildren Also Read:Star Wars styled 3D holograms are being developed Although other materials have exhibited the same type of beam combining properties the choice of diamond is essential for high powerThe power-transfer effect at the heart of the device called Raman scattering is particularly strong in diamond Also crucially diamond is outstanding for its ability to rapidly dissipate waste heat The research was published in the journal Laser and Photonics Reviews For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: November 8 2013 3:44 am Related News With the BJP pitting Vijender Gupta against three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshithis other identities such as the partys former Delhi unit chief and standing committee chairman of the erstwhile unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi have taken a backseat Gupta was on Wednesday named the partys candidate from the New Delhi Assembly constituency Replying to a question on why he was given the New Delhi seat and how it will affect his political future if he lostGupta said?
and arguments tearing through television sets in living rooms, “I want them to be busy and think about themselves and the team, 2013 4:34 am Related News With incidents of crime in the Hinjewadi-Wakad areas continuing to rise, but I don’t see them challenging the old guys quite yet. “I have to go out there and take it and play well. Residents feel that the heritage status will prevent redevelopment and obstruct their fundamental right, said Afzalpurkar Rajya Sabha MP Dr B L Mungekar and Congress MLA Kalidas Kolambkar are expected to join Mondays protest mumbainewsline@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLucknow | Published: January 21 2014 3:05 pm On January 23 Rahul would hold a ‘open house’ at Munshiganj guest house to hear people’s grievances Related News Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi from January 22 even as AAP leader Kumar Vishwas continued targeting him over development issues in the area On January 23 Rahul would hold a ‘open house’ at Munshiganj guest house to hear people’s grievances A similar ‘janata darbar’ was held by Priyanka Gandhi in Rae Bareli a few months ago? even going so far as to calling homosexuality "a disorder that needs to be cured. she told us,t conduct the camp in more than five schools at a time, he saidadding students who excelled in the programme would get further training We will take children with potential for further training so that they can train others in their school to help spread this movement?had the right to it.
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Sawant? if a medal winning athlete is found to have used banned substances,Opening act?IEAugust 1) Many billssome of them very crucialare pending These need to be discussed and debated Political parties should let some of these bills see the light of day before fighting it out on the Lokpal bill Satwant Kaur Mahilpur Choking coal This is apropos the editorial Steel backbone (IEAugust 1) While the present shortage of iron one can be sorted outit is the problem of coking coal that needs to be addressed India has over 20 billion tonnes of coking coal resourcesmostly in Jharia coalfield In additionwe also have semi and medium coking coal reserves Howeversince the imports started gradually increasing from 1982 onwardsindifference towards the development of domestic coking coal resources got more pronounced We need to change this We need to see how the capability of the existing mines can be increased We also need toamong othersreconstruct deep mines like Moonidihdevelop at least six new deep underground mines and revive the Mukunda open-cast project which was planned in the mid-1980s RK Sachdev PresidentCoal Preparation Society of India Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Barcelona | Published: August 22 2016 4:17 am Gareth Bale opened the scoring with a powerful header and rounded off the win four minutes into added time (Source: AP) Top News Gareth Bale built on his stunning displays for Wales at Euro 2016 by scoring a double in a commanding 3-0 win for Real Madrid in their La Liga opener at Real Sociedad on Sunday Bale opened the scoring with a powerful header in the second minute and rounded off the win four minutes into added time with a simple finish after new arrival Asensio had scored his first league goal for Real in the 40th with a sumptuous lob Zinedine Zidane’s side temporarily go third in the La Liga table on three points after one game with Barcelona and Sevilla ahead of them on goal difference After title rivals Barcelona laid down a marker with a ruthless 6-2 win at home to Real Betis on Saturday the pressure was on Real to make a strong start themselves They were without first choice forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema so Bale was accompanied by Alvaro Morata and Asensio instead The Wales international had nodded in the only goal in this fixture last season late in the second half but needed little more than 60 seconds to strike this time meeting Dani Carvajal’s whipped cross from the right to power the ball into the top near corner Real Sociedad’s Argentine goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli had better luck with an arrowed effort from Toni Kroos midway through the first half tipping the ball away at the near post Former Real midfielder Asier Illarramendi had the home side’s best chance to level but opted to pass to forward Juanmi rather than try his luck and wasted the opportunity That lapse woke up Real and they upped their search for a second goal which arrived via Raphael Varane’s scooped pass from defence up to Asensio the youngster controlling with one touch before producing a delightful chip over Rulli Real were just as dominant in the second half and were inches away from stretching their lead when Morata was denied by Rulli and Kroos met the loose ball on the volley smashing it against the bar Mateo Kovacic was denied Real’s third by an another impressive save from Rulli while the home side had a penalty appeal turned down later following a challenge by Carvajal on Willian Jose Bale had the last word however latching on to James Rodriguez’s through ball to race clear and calmly take the ball round Rulli to score again For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 28 2017 12:43 pm MSK Prasad applauded MS Dhoni’sdedication (Source: PTI) Related News National chief selector MSK Prasad has revealed how MS Dhoni is one of the most dedicated players in the game of the game Speaking at the sidelines of an event Prasad revealed that despite suffering from a severe back injury on the eve of a match against Pakistan at the Asia Cup Dhoni went on to take the field against India’s arch-rivals the next day Recalling the incident Prasad said “While training at the gym late in the night Dhoni picked up weights and suddenly there was a catch in his back and fell with the weight Thankfully the weight did not fall on him He could not walk he was literally crawling He pressed the alarm bell and the medical staff immediately came and attended him He was taken on stretcher” As I reached Dhaka the journalists questioned about Dhoni and I had no answers The game against Pakistan was crucial that too it was on a seaming track So I went to Dhoni’s room to know what the issue was He said ‘don’t worry MSK bhai’ I even asked him what should I tell the scribes and the answer again was ‘don’t worry MSK bhai’ I asked him whether we should call for a replacement and he again told me not to worry” Prasad added However Prasad knew the importance of the game and hence was justifiably worried “There was so much pressure before a big match The next morning I went to his room and he told me not to worry But I felt things were not right (As a selector) I couldn’t take Dhoni’s words for granted so I called up the then chief selector Sandeep Patil and told him the situation Immediately Parthiv Patel was sent in as a replacement By evening Parthiv had joined the team” Prasad said and added “I went to his room in the evening and he was just trying to get up from his bed I asked him if things are alright As per the Asia Cup rules we had to submit the team list 24 hours before a game so I had to check on him He clearly said that he would play” However it did not end there as once again Prasad went back to Dhoni “Again at 11pm when I went to his room he was not there Fortunately I went to the top floor and I saw Dhoni was trying hard to walk towards the swimming pool He was literally crawling Dhoni said he was trying to walk I was thinking how could he even think of playing when he could barely walk Dhoni looked at me and said ‘don’t worry you have anyway got Parthiv without telling me So you are safe” Prasad revealed However on the day of the match MS Dhoni was padded up and ready and this took everyone by surprise “Before the team was announced in the afternoon Dhoni was all dressed up for the game He called me to his room and asked me why was I worrying so much Then he said even if my one leg is not there I will still play against Pakistan” Later on Dhoni successfully led India to a win over arch-rivals Pakistan“This is what Dhoni is made of” Prasad concluded For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 7 2017 10:47 am Vikas Marg was among the many stretches where long traffic jams were seen Source: Purushottam Sharma Top News Massive traffic congestion on the Mehrauli–Mahipal Pur Road one of the routes to IGI Airport here has caught the attention of the Delhi High Court which has asked authorities to chalk out a plan to decongest the area so that passengers do not miss their flights To smoothen the capital’s most stressful stretch the Delhi Development Authority has proposed construction of a bypass at Mehrauli-Mahipal Pur road where on an average the traffic volume is between 20000 and 30000 vehicles daily on both sides Taking note of the number of vehicles plying on both sides of the road a bench of S Ravindra Bhat and Yogesh Khanna said that the Delhi Government the DDA the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the Public Works Department (PWD) have to decide the time frame within which the proposals have to be executed The high court directed the authorities to hold a meeting and prepare a plan for decongesting the road taken by commuters for going to Gurgaon the Indira Gandhi International Airport and Palam domestic airport The court noted that the affidavits filed by the various agencies indicate that Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) has approved in principle the proposal for construction of an under pass and by-pass road “Having regard to the density of the built up structure and the population as well as the congestion of the vehicular traffic leading to the airport the Delhi Traffic Police and other local authorities would have also to consider the convenience of the local public at the stage of construction of the by-pass if undertaken” the bench said The court passed the directions while disposing of a petition by the residents welfare associations of Vasant Vihar challenging PWD’s decision to build a three-lane flyover parallel to the single-lane flyover on RTR Marg The associations have sought that a six-lane flyover be built in the same location by demolishing the existing one while PWD intends to build a three-lane elevated road from Munirka to Signals Enclave which will also run parallel to the RTR Marg flyover The bench said the project director of Gurgaon NHAI; DDA Vice-chairman; concerned head of departments of PWD or Engineer-in-chief; and the Commissioner of Delhi Traffic Police shall hold a joint meeting for this purpose within next four weeks The meeting shall be convened by the Vice-Chairman DDA who shall record their decisions It said after taking the decision the Delhi government shall communicate it to the petitioner independently and clarified that the agencies which would decide the matter would take into consideration all relevant material substances for achieving the goals indicated in the RITES report For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: April 21 2014 1:29 am Related News Parties have employed every trick in the arsenal to persuade voters — sama dana bheda and danda — gentle conciliation material inducement engineering cracks in the opposition and the threat of force This election has seen some of the most direct intimidation of voters NCP leader Ajit Pawar was accused of threatening Baramati villagers that their water supply would be cut off if they did not vote for Supriya Sule While the Election Commission is examining the veracity of the video where he is caught doing this it has already sent a notice to SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav for threatening teachers in Bulandshahr to vote for him or lose their jobs Now Giriraj Singh BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Nawada has openly warned that “those who want to stop Narendra Modi are looking towards Pakistan for support In the days to come there will be no place… in India for such people their place will be in Pakistan” He said this at a rally with former party president Nitin Gadkari watching and not contradicting his statement While BJP leaders like Sushil Modi have condemned his words and Rajnath Singh is reported to have reprimanded him Singh has stuck by his words While threatening to withhold public services or reverse benefits is regrettable this “send them to Pakistan” swagger is particularly problematic It is not a crude transaction of the kind that Pawar or Yadav spoke of — it is a meaningful deliberate message that those who oppose Narendra Modi have no place in India It combined associations of majoritarianism menace towards anyone who held a different view and clear Hindu nationalist overtones in the invocation of “Pakistan” as a fitting place for minorities or those attached to a secular ideal Like Amit Shah’s incendiary speeches in Uttar Pradesh Giriraj Singh’s words cannot be unsaid easily and the fears they create will not end when election results are declared; they linger like a malevolent fog A government that concerns itself only with the interests of its supporters and is actively hostile towards others is a dangerous prospect For his own sake Narendra Modi must allay fears of such a toxic environment For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: April 7 2015 12:12 am For both China and India which have significant populations living beyond borders extricating compatriots from zones of conflict or natural disasters has become a recurring challenge Related News While India continues to evacuate its citizens from Yemen China was quick to complete its operation last week China had barely 600 people in Yemen to rescue India had nearly 4000 citizens in Yemen when the evacuation began last week amid the escalation of the conflict For both China and India which have significant populations living beyond borders extricating compatriots from zones of conflict or natural disasters has become a recurring challenge Between 2006 and 2010 Beijing rescued nearly 6000 citizens from troubled regions In 2011 alone China had to evacuate 48000 citizens most of them from Libya India had pulled out nearly 17000 people from Libya in 2011 Since the NDA government came to power last summer New Delhi has had to deal with similar situations in Iraq Ukraine and now Yemen Both Beijing and Delhi are under political pressure from below to act decisively and spare no expense in bringing their people back home Beijing and Delhi have regularly tasked their armed forces with evacuation operations in different parts of the world The storylines in China and India begin to diverge somewhat from here In Beijing the political leadership has begun to affirm that China’s national interests go beyond the borders and securing them is a top priority Prime Minister Li Keqiang summed up the new dynamic last year: “As China becomes more open the number of Chinese companies and citizens overseas is increasing” Safeguarding the “legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies and citizens” Li added is a major political priority for the party and government China’s defence establishment is translating this political commitment into appropriate policies and institutional capabilities In Delhi the political leaders turn to the armed forces as the instrument of first resort in coping with crises involving Indian citizens abroad But there has been no matching effort to frame the issue in strategic terms Overseas Interests In the biennial defence white paper issued by China in 2013 Beijing introduced a new section that reviewed China’s interests beyond borders “With the gradual integration of China’s economy into the world economic system” it declared “overseas interests have become an integral component of China’s national interests” “Security issues are increasingly prominent involving overseas energy and resources strategic sea lines of communication (SLOCs) and Chinese nationals and legal persons overseas” the white paper said Defending these interests according to the white paper is one of the new historic missions of the People’s Liberation Army In India Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh often declared that India’s security perimeter runs from the Suez to the South China Sea But the civilian leadership in the ministry of defence has been loath to make the necessary institutional changes or provide the political guidance and necessary resources to the armed forces Expeditionary Forces As the demand for deploying the PLA beyond the nation’s borders grows China’s strategic discourse has begun to evolve rapidly in the last few years China’s defence debates are no longer constrained by old political inhibitions China has long had a small marine contingent that was focused on military crises involving Taiwan Beijing today sees a larger role for its marine brigades in its military strategy While the PLA marines will have a critical role in asserting China’s expansive territorial claims in the South and East China Seas Beijing has begun to occasionally deploy some units in the Indian Ocean China’s defence community is also debating the merits and problems of acquiring foreign military bases While the need for timely military responses makes bases attractive the political complications they generate can be rather difficult to deal with China is also reviewing its traditional doctrine of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other countries Beijing is now taking a greater interest in resolving conflicts in regions of vital interest China has steadily expanded its participation in international peacekeeping operations Since 2008 the Chinese navy has been deployed in the Gulf of Aden for counter-piracy operations Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief have become major priorities for the PLA Beijing’s expansive defence diplomacy presents China as a good international citizen and a responsible power It helps ease some of the concerns about China’s growing military power Above all the frequent deployment of the armed forces beyond borders generates valuable experience for the PLA in developing its expeditionary capabilities and familiarity with distant theatres Although India has had a longer and more impressive record of deploying its military for securing international public goods there has been little appreciation of its strategic significance within the civilian bureaucracy and the political leadership of the defence ministry Prime Minister Narendra Modi who articulated a more ambitious policy towards the Indian Ocean during his “Sagar Yatra” last month will hopefully find ways to bring India’s military and strategic policies in line with its growing interests beyond borders The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News It caused him to miss England’s 2-1 friendly win over Australia and it was Harry Kane who arrived in France as Hodgson’s first-choice striker, Arsenal appear increasingly out of their depth in the business end of the 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Subsequently I went inside the washroom and started crying. however,now state government will have to float a fresh tender and the entire process will begin again, said a government officer Among other qualification criteriaonly those bidders were allowed to participate who had an annual turnover of at least Rs 1100 crore for three consecutive years Moreoverthe selected bidder was expected to open service centres at the tehsil level within 30 days of signing the agreement with the government The selected bidder was also expected to develop a software where entire data about repair and maintenance could be uploaded online from these tehsil-level service centres All this work had to be undertaken along with meeting the timeline set by the state government from the first 5 per cent of the supply in the first 60 days to meeting the entire supply deadline within 240 days of signing the agreement For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 16 2012 2:22 am Related News Even as the UT Administration lags behind PunjabHaryana and Delhi in introducing the High Security Registration Plates (HSRP)the tentative rates for the plates are higher as compared to the neighbouring states UT is most likely to start the process by August 1 As per sourcesthe tentative rates of HSRP for four wheeler would be between Rs 200-250while in Delhi it is Rs 214 Similarlyfor a two wheeler in Chandigarhthe HSRO would tentatively cost between Rs 150-175 while in Delhiit is less than Rs 100 Interestinglyeven Haryana is costlier than Delhi when it comes to HSRP with the price for affixing of registration plate on motorcycle and tractor having been been fixed at Rs 121for scooters it will be Rs 140 The new registration plate would cost Rs 161 to the owners of the three-wheelers For light motor vehicle it is Rs 364 and for commercial vehicles the rate is Rs 280 In Chandigarhthe plates will be affixed on over nine lakh vehicles registered in the city and with an average of 200 vehicles registration per daythe number is expected to rise While it would be mandatory for the new vehicles to have the high-tech platesthe existing vehicles will be given sufficient time to get the plates installed In response to tenders invited for the jobthe administration had finalised the lowest bidder to implement the project Sources in the Chandigarh Administration said the company would be allowed to open its outlets in the city to install HSRPs on vehicles registered with the RLA of the Chandigarh Administration On procuring the HSRP a vehicle owner would have to ensure that the vendor issues him two copies of the delivery documentone of which is for his own record He would then have to bring a representative of the vendor to the RLA office for fastening of the registration plate and affixing the Third Registration Plate (self-destructive sticker) on his vehicle The HSRP will have a chromium holograma retro-reflective film bearing a verification the inscription India at a 45-degree inclination Laser numbering containing alphanumeric identification of both testing agencies and the manufacturers would be used to emboss the registration number on the plates The rear registration plate would come with a non-reusable snap lock to make it tamper-proof A chromium-based third registration plate in the form of sticker would be attached to the windshieldwherein the numbers of the engine and chassis would be indicated along with the name of the registering authority For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | New Delhi | Updated: August 10 2016 3:42 pm Vikas Krishan Yadav claimed the lightweight gold at the 2010 Asian Games (Source: Photo Express) Top News Vikas Krishan Yadav has learned from the bitterest experience that he can leave nothing to chance in the Olympic ring and it is a lesson the Indian boxer will carry with him to the Rio Games Four years ago the then 20-year-old welterweight thought he had clinched a place in the quarter-finals of the London Olympic tournament after beating American Errol Spence 13-11 His joy turned quickly to outrage when amateur boxing’s governing body AIBA after reviewing video footage overturned the result and awarded the American four additional points for fouls committed by Yadav India subsequently took the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which rejected the appeal Yadav has since moved up to the 75kg category but the feeling of being wronged in London has never left him “London taught me a big lesson” the softly-spoken boxer told Reuters in an interview sporting a mosaic of bruises on the top half of his face and a couple of stitches over his right eye “It taught me I can’t leave anything to chance It taught me results of close contests can go either way even after you’ve been declared the winner “Since then I have always tried to make my bouts one-sided and win it really big That will be my effort in Rio as well” Shattered by the London setback Yadav largely shunned the ring for the next 18 months undertaking training to become a policeman in the northern Indian state of Haryana instead WATCH VIDEO:Vikas Krishan Yadav Takes Ring At Rio 2016 Olympics Family Roots For Him At Home “I was a lot younger and more vulnerable then I saw no point in continuing boxing I would wake up at nine sleep late and be casual about my training” he recalled “But a boxer is like a caged bird which doesn’t know what to do with freedom I started craving the rigour of boxing “The time away from ring allowed me to think about boxing Now I’m better prepared to deal with any such heartbreak” He is though determined to ensure he does not have to deal with anything similar in Rio “I have an unfinished business in the Olympics” he said “My dreams were shattered in London I want to fulfill them in Rio” ON COMPETITION MODE Yadav secured his Rio spot only last week at an Olympic qualifier in Baku where he settled for bronze after a cut he sustained rendered him medically unfit for his semi-final bout “I qualified for London eight months before the Games and probably got a bit too casual” said the boxer who is supported among others by JSW Sports “This time I could not qualify from (last year’s) world championship so the pressure was building It helps in a way for I’m now in competition mode and I’m not going to relax” For Yadav who claimed the lightweight gold at the 2010 Asian Games and the middleweight bronze in the next edition of the continental gathering in Incheon winning is all He feels embarrassed when all he has to show from one of his trips abroad is a souvenir T-shirt or a bag full of duty-free To avoid any such embarrassment after Rio Yadav is approaching the Games as if they were his last as he bids to emulate Vijender Singh who won India’s first boxing medal with a bronze also in the 75kg class at the 2008 Beijing Olympics “I’m taking it as my last attempt at an Olympic medal and I feel I’m better prepared this time” Yadav added “In London I was just another clueless young boxer in his first Olympics Four years down the line and I’m still young but I have Olympic experience behind me too “My health is perfect I got enough ring experience and my coaches and my family are right behind me If I can’t win a medal this time I probably won’t ever” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Paris | Published: June 26 2016 6:40 pm Wales defeated Northern Ireland 1-0 (Source: Reuters) Top News The last time Wales reached the quarter-finals of a major soccer tournament at the 1958 World Cup the might of Brazil and a fledgling Pele stood between them and progress It has taken the best part of six decades for them to return to one of international football’s major stages and having clawed their way into the last eight of Euro 2016 where they will face Belgium or Hungary they might fancy their chances of going one better than their heralded predecessors A cagey 1-0 win over a rigidly organised Northern Ireland side in Saturday’s last-16 clash in Paris teed up what many Wales fans may see as a winnable quarter-final with a first-ever place in the last four of a major tournament up for grabs With a spot in the country’s footballing record books now within touching distance Wales boss Chris Coleman was not going to dampen fans’ hopes after Saturday’s victory “Get carried away and keep dreaming” was his message to the jubilant supporters at the Parc de Princes “Why not We won’t look ahead but the fans can get carried away There’s nothing wrong with that They’re enjoying every minute and they deserve to” Many of those fans would not have been alive when Wales reached the last eight of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden but there are some notable similarities between that Wales side and the current one Both the 1958 side and Coleman’s were propelled on their way by a talismanic internationally-renowned forward who carried the nation’s hopes on his shoulders While Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale is today’s star attraction 58 years ago it was John Charles Charles a centre forward whose brute physicality was matched by pace and dazzling technique was in his pomp in 1958 having left Leeds United to join Juventus for a British record fee the year before The ‘Gentle Giant’ as he was known scored Wales’s only goal in their opening group game a 1-1 draw against a Hungary team whose ‘Magical Magyars’ had reached the final four years previously Sadly for Wales Charles picked up an injury against the same side in a playoff after both teams finished level on points ruling him out of the quarter-final against Brazil That match pitted Wales against a then largely unknown 17-year-old called Pele who scored his first World Cup goal a scrappy deflected effort to secure a 1-0 victory That was by far Brazil’s closest match of the knockout rounds as they went on to blitz France 5-2 in the last four and Sweden in the final by the same scoreline Facing that Brazil side who won three of the four World Cups played between 1958 and 1970 would have been a fearsome prospect Neither the current Hungary side who drew two of their three group-stage encounters or Belgium who were comfortably beaten by Italy in their opening match are likely to hold any trepidation for Coleman’s Wales For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: January 18 2017 12:17 am The rivalry between Bengaluru and Mumbai has not gone without heightened tensions in the past (File) Top News Defending champions Bengaluru FC would look to build on the winning momentum of their first two matches when they take on Mumbai FC in a round three fixture of the I-League at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium Bengaluru have had a perfect start scoring five goals and conceding none in wins over Shillong Lajong and Chennai City FC in their first two games Mumbai have also come into this match after two victories — against DSK Shivajians and Churchill Brothers They have scored three goals and conceded one The rivalry between Bengaluru and Mumbai has not gone without heightened tensions in the past The two sides had faced on and off-the-pitch ugly incidents including bottle-throwing incident in 2015 I-League season Four of the six games played between the sides have ended in draws while each side have won a game each Sensing a tough match ahead Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca said his boys were bracing for what could be their toughest challenge of the season yet against Mumbai “This is a team that is mentally strong after two wins So we are ready for a hard battle They have enough talent to put us in trouble and they will try it But we are ready for that” Roca said Though the hosts had a flawless start they will have to switch gears if they are to take away something from Mumbai who have always upped their game against Bengaluru Mumbai also have players like Thoi Singh Siam Hanghal Shilton D’ Silva and Karan Sawhney who know the conditions in Bengaluru really well as they are making a return to the Blues’ fortress In fact it will be interesting to note how they especially Thoi and Sawhney shape up tomorrow as they had been star strikers for Mumbai in their two previous games Mumbai Coach Santosh Kashyap is expecting a high octane match with his penchant for attacking football “I am a coach who loves to play attacking football and Bengaluru FC too like to come out and play and I’m sure we will have a very exciting game of football tomorrow” Kashyap said For Bengaluru midfielder Cameron Watson has completely recovered form a stomach bug that consigned him to the bench against Chennai City and there could be a small shuffle should Roca decide to start the Australian Mumbai meanwhile have come here with a fully fit squad For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Vinod Kumar | Chandigarh | Updated: April 25 2016 11:58 am Hotelier Ankit Gupta president of Chandigarh hospitality Association during interview Express photo Related News President of Chandigarh Hospitality Association and member of Chandigarh Tourism Advisory Board Ankit Gupta speaks to Vinod Kumar about the recently announced Controlling of Places of Public Amusement policy 2016 and Chandigarh emerging as a tourist destination Chandigarh administration recently announced Controlling of Places of Public Amusement policy 2016 What is your take on the policy The new policy has been framed on the direction of Punjab and Haryana High Court with an aim to make places of amusement safe for guests The policy aims at making efforts to avoid any untoward incident However there are few grey areas which need to addressed for making the policy in sync with time What are those grey areas Time restriction and ban on serving liquor below the age group of 25 are the two areas that need to be fixed As per this policy bars discos cannot operate beyond 12 midnight The decision has created confusion since in the UT excise policy bars and discos can operate till 1am Both the policies are contradictory We have requested the administration to relax the time restriction and lower the drinking age to 21 We are happy with the policy except for these two points Did these two clauses have an affect on the business Yes it has affected the business People say that their revenue has come down by 40 per cent due to the restrictions The administration needs to reconsider both the clauses There is no point forcing clauses which have a negative impact on business Share This Article Related Article Do you think such a policy is not required From security point of view I would say this policy is required If I want to go out with my family I want to feel secure The policy has covered the safety issue well Then why is there so much hue and cry about the policy Except for the two issues the policy has been chalked out well The hue and cry was made due to misrepresentation and misinterpretation of the policy in media The policy has not suggested any dress code The use of words such as indecency and seditious are in reference to management of hotels bars and not for guests Media reports created wrong impression about the policy What about the law and order situation How can such incidents be checked Hotels and bars are providing all the security which they can provide Those in hospitality business have their restrictions Though we have hired our own security staff but it does not act as a deterrent to the anti-social elements nor they have any powers The Chandigarh administration should ask the police to take action against those indulging in anti-social activities If there is no fear of any action then people will indulge in fights which maligns the name of hotel bar where incident has taken place There is a need to deploy more police near clubs and discotheques Is Chandigarh still a sleepy city or has it changed Chandigarh was once seen as a sleepy city But things have changed a lot in last 15 years or so after youngters started moving in The city has also become a major educational hub and a large number of students come from Punjab Haryana Himachal Pradesh are coming here for professional and vocational courses This has helped us getting rid of sleepy town tag Corporate tourism has also infused more life to the night life of the city Now days people slog during day and want to de-stress at night After corporate tourism medicine and sports tourism has also picked up Chandigarh also has a very good sports infrastructure and international events keep taking place What all changes have come over the years Lifestyle has changed drastically Around 10 years ago there were very limited number of bars discotheques and lounges in the city which is not the case today A good number of pubs discotheques and round the clock coffee shops have come up in the city to cater to the changing lifestyle of the people Those in hospitality business have also adapted well to the changing times by catering to the needs of the people Despite being the first planned city post independence Chandigarh has been slow on picking the nightlife Why is that Its not only the case only with Chandigarh In 1990’s nightlife had not picked up in any major part of the country except in metropolitan cities The change happened quite late like in many other cities across the country Earlier the service class and retired people occupied most of the population which has changed with growth in number of youngsters and corporates Chandigarh administration is know to be a bit rigid did that delay blooming of the nightlife It would be wrong to blame the administration Fifteen years back there was no culture of nightlife However things started to roll and corporates came up with several facilities to which the administration responded You can not expect the administration to give a free hand They have to work within the framework which at times does not go well with the business community What needs to be done to attract more tourist to the city Chandigarh is becoming more and more tourist friendly The administration in association with the hospitality industry needs to take steps so that tourists visit the city The tourism board needs to market Chandigarh properly as well Many states such as Goa have adopted very aggressive marketing strategies Similarly Chandigarh also needs to market itself aggresively The city has a potential of attracting large number of tourists across the globe There is also a need to attract investors in the hospitality sector At present around 60 different permissions are required for getting into hospitality business There is no single window system and businessmen have to run from pillar to post unlike Rajasthan which is very investor friendly The administration needs to take a cue from introduce it and introduce it in the city It has been observed that hoteliers are concerned only about their own revenue but think little about the staff We take utmost care of the staff For their we had started taking service charge from customers which is divided among the staff However the administration declared it illegal In every trade we find few defaulters but by large hostelers are very responsible Every trade has an underbelly Why do you want customers to pay for staffs welfare Why can’t you pay it from your own pocket We are paying salaries as per the fixed rates Service charges was just and additional income for them for providing services to customers This concept is there in many countries WATCH THE INDIAN EXPRESS NEWS PLAY LIST For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related Newsthe state government failed to reply.gave me joy.
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Agriculture Officer Kumaraswamy said the government has registered cases against private money lenders who give loans at exorbitant interest rates ranging from 30 to 40 percent "As many as 1332 cases have been registered against money lenders of which 585 have been arrested in last three years" he said The government has also hiked compensation from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh to families of farmers who committed suicide Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had in 2015 made the announcement before a public rally in Ranebennur taluk Over the past week we have heard from several CBI surrogates (including journalists) desperately defending the crimes that the agency committed in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case Its central line is: ‘We did not want to take this to trial Our hand was forced by a court order We had said that we did not have evidence against Aarushi’s parents’ This is a lie Lies leave trails Let’s follow the trail It begins with the most recent most comprehensive document available to us on this sordid matter: the meticulously crafted Allahabad High Court judgment that finally freed the Talwars on 12 October Much has been said about the judgment some of it is sensible but there are two critical references on pages 25 and 153 that might have been missed File image of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar Reuters They go to the heart of the question: was the CBI really forced to take this to trial Or did they want the trial all along horrific as they consequences might have been for the Talwars These findings by the Allahabad High Court speak directly to the CBI’s intent: On page 25 when all that the bench is doing is laying out the facts of the case we find this: “The investigating officer of the the case.(CBI’s) AGL Kaul surreptitiously got the statements of (Rajesh Talwar’s friends).Dr Raj Kumar Varshney and Dr Rohit Kochar recorded under section 164 CrPC before (a magistrate) in Karkardooma New Delhi and strangely not before the chief judicial magistrate Ghaziabad who alone had jurisdiction in the matter The same finding is repeated on page 153 What this seemingly obscure reference gives us is the ‘what’ and ‘where’ of this story The ‘when’ and ‘why’ become clear once we follow the trail that led to this finding The characters in play here are Kaul — the late investigative officer — and Varshney and Kochar two friends of the Talwars who arrived at their flat soon after they heard the news of Aarushi’s murder on the morning of 16 May 2008 As much as they would like to distance themselves from the murders Varshney and Kochar were also Rajesh’s friends They joined the investigation because they were eyewitnesses at a fresh crime scene Varshney told me: ‘I wanted to help my friend’ It is only much later that they realised that what they were saying would be held against the Talwars Also and this was a pattern in this case the witnesses knew what they were saying but had no control over what was recorded Statements were supposedly ‘read over and corrected’ but what went down on paper was what Kaul wanted Instances of this abound This brings us to the ‘when’ When were these statements under section 164 recorded Section 164 is a tool that investigators use very sparingly Unlike other statements to investigators these statements are recorded before a magistrate They are also binding: the witness can not do an about turn in court once he/she has given such a statement Section 164 is therefore used primarily in order to record outright confessions or when witnesses turn ‘approvers’ (cooperating with the investigation to incriminate another accused while also incriminating themselves — for instance a witness to a murder who didn’t actually do the killing could become an approver) So when do Varshney and Kochar make these statements And why do they assume such significance in sending the case to trial and eventually the Talwars to Dasna jail The trail tells us In November 2010 Ashwani Kumar was handing over the charge of the CBI to a new director Amar Pratap Singh The case had not been solved in Kumar’s tenure and Singh had no intention of carrying this baggage into his In the third week of November he called a meeting of officials connected with the case past and present Arun Kumar the first senior officer in-charge was in that meeting along with those who had replaced him Neelabh Kishore and Kaul Also present was the CBI’s counsel RK Saini who represented the agency during the trial Kaul and Saini made every attempt to suggest that there was enough evidence to charge the Talwars but having heard them everyone else in the room disagreed Being new to the assignment Amar may not have known all the details of the case Arun who did said very little Arun would rather the case go down as unsolved than convict the wrong people A decision was taken that day to file a ‘closure report’ rather than a charge sheet This was let us remember the third week of November File image of Hemraj and Aarushi Talwar The closure report in this case is a lengthy document and once the CBI high command had decided on this path it needed to be written the right away The investigation as far as the agency was concerned had ended with that meeting But it hadn’t Nearly a month after the decision to close the case without charging anyone Kaul arranged for Varshney and Kochar to go to a magistrate in Karkardooma court — an act the judges in the Allahabad High Court found strange and illegal In mid-December Kaul dispatched his majordomo (and firm believer in the Talwars’ guilt) inspector Arvind Jaitley to round up the two doctors and get irrevocable statements recorded in a court without jurisdiction but one that would record the statements anyway (Think about that a little too) Varshney and Kochar said two key things that went against the Talwars in trial: that there appeared to be a wiped blood trail on the common stairs leading up to the roof That Rajesh Talwar tried to avoid giving police the keys to the terrace And that Nupur despite her slain daughter lying near her was still very concerned about her appearance — she kept looking in the mirror The statements operated at three different levels First the thesis of the crime scene was ‘dressed up’ was supported (‘wiped blood stains’) Second they suggested that these were people entirely devoid of remorse; they were more concerned about how they looked than the death of their daughter This was conduct that only the sickest among criminals would display And third and this is the subtlest of them all: the people saying these things about the Talwars were not those who bore any grudges they were friends What motivation could they possibly have to falsely accuse the Talwars — except that they were moral human beings to whom truth was more important than friendship The factual portion of these arguments (wiped stains the key etc) have been shred to pieces by the Allahabad High Court And the fact is that the two doctors didn’t really know what they were expected to do when inspector Jaitley chaperoned them to Karkardooma They had already told everything to Kaul months earlier (in statements they could change in court because theey weren’t recorded before a magistrate) They were told that the Karkardooma excercise was only about ironing out ‘inconsistencies in language’ in their previous statements So this is where the trail has reached: the CBI decides to close the investigation without charging anyone and then at least some of its actors decide to go ahead and try and make a better case for conviction using in the Allahabad High Court’s words “strange” methods If the agency had no intention of taking this to trial what was it doing recording this kind of testimony The simple answer is: Varshney and Kochar could become key witnesses for the CBI at the trial This is exactly what happened That isn’t all though The closure report was written in manner that excluded all suspects bar the Talwars Dismissing every piece of evidence against others as totally unreliable the December 2010 report says: ‘The findings of the investigation reveal a number of circumstances that indicate the involvement of the parents in the crime and the cover up’ It also goes on to talk about gaps in evidence and motive — all relating to Rajesh and Nupur It’s conclusion however is inescapable: no one but the Talwars could have committed the crimes The closure report was being written right after the decision taken at the meeting called by Amar in November The statements of the two doctors were being recorded at a contemporaneous time if not later The paper trail tells us exactly what happened yet again Varshney and Kochar’s statements were never meant to be part of the closure report They went instead directly to Preeti Singh the Ghaziabad magistrate who sent the case to trial In fact the testimony of friends incriminating the Talwars is presented to the magistrate weeks before the closure report is sent to her Primed as she is already she says the CBI has enough evidence to convict the Talwars The record also tells us that project Karkardooma wasn’t the only one being undertaken to make a better case even after a decision has been taken not to press charges At around the time that inspector Jaitley was herding Rajesh’s friends to Karkardooma Kaul was busy helping his friend the forensic fantasist MS Dahiya to conduct a ‘crime scene reconstruction’ on the Talwars’ roof The purpose of which was to prove ‘scientifically’ that a body could be wrapped in a sheet and carried up the stairs by two people Once again if the investigation is officially closed why go through this exercise Unless of course you are preparing for a trial These pieces of ‘evidence’ were used to send the case to trial and secure a conviction but they failed miserably in Allahabad The CBI continued to go after the Talwars even after the decision not to charge them had officially been taken The recording of statements in strange courts the conducting of ‘scientific experiments’ these were acts of commission The acts of deliberate omission were perhaps more malignant Kaul had told Dahiya that Hemraj’s blood had been found in Aarushi’s room This was the backbone of the case in trial — something the CBI tried its best to prove exposing its worst side in the process They knew the truth all along: this was a false claim A claim around which Dahiya a man sitting in Ahmedabad built a false narrative The law on closure demands that all relevant documents be submitted to the trial court but the CBI didn’t submit several including key photographs and a sound simulation report that showed that the Talwars would have heard nothing in their bedroom with their air-conditioner on So the defence that the CBI was forced into going to trial is not just cow dung it’s Wagyu dung The very best bull***t The CBI wanted this case to go to trial That is why the closure report read less like an investigation without results and more like a chargesheet against the Talwars That is also why statements that would come in handy in court were recorded at such a late stage to say nothing of the bizzare ‘scientific’ experiments conducted at the same time This leads to the obvious question Why did the CBI go after the Talwars in this elaborate and sinister way Counter-question: Isn’t that something the CBI must answer given what the Allahabad High Court has said The nation for once is genuinely curious I have searched for some answers too All that I have been able to come up with is that very often the motivations were petty A promotion here (Kaul who had previously been superceded got one) an enhancement of reputation there (Dahiya) post-retirement employment (Saini) a grand and eloquent bequest to Indian jurisprudence (trial judge Shyam Lal) To my mind these individual motives don’t constitute a conspiracy They just add up to something greater than the sum of petty parts They become a perfect storm The Talwars unfortunately were in the middle of it Last thoughts on motives One of the surrogates appearing on television to defend the agency he no doubt loves is Amar He had if you recall just taken over as director of CBI when the closure report was filed He presided over the meeting that concluded that there was no evidence against the Talwars He sticks by this and now says the agency’s hands were tied: the court had spoken so a trial had to take place Fair enough But some truths are self-evident surely the court also meant a ‘fair trial’ The Allahabad High Court has made explicit the tampering planting tutoring and perjuring by CBI under Amar’s watch Why is it that this accomplished officer defends the CBI rather than reflect upon what a high court has said This question is best put to him But as we do that let us put another fact on the table On a complaint filed by CBI the enforcement directorate has registered a case of money laundering against the agency’s former head Singh’s spirited defence of his former employers has a parallel in the Profumo affair the early 60s sex scandal that shook the British political elite For the sake of (everyone’s) convenience I’ll just quote the (accurate well referenced) Wikipedia entry here: “While giving evidence at the trial of Stephen Ward charged with living off the immoral earnings of (Christine) Keeler and (Mandy) Rice-Davies the latter made a famous riposte When James Burge the defence counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her she replied ‘Well (giggle) he would wouldn’t he’. By 1979 this phrase had entered the third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and is occasionally abbreviated as MRDA (‘Mandy Rice-Davies applies’)" I’ve given this some thought (giggle) and in Amar’s case MRDA does apply Voting has begun for bypolls in Bawana in New Delhi Panaji and Valpoi in Goa and Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh While the Bawana bypoll is a trangular contest between BJP AAP and Congress former defence minister and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is contesting from the Panaji assembly seat against Congress’ Girish Chodankar and Anand Shirodkar of the Goa Suraksha Manch Representational image Reuters In the Valpoi bypoll Health Minister Vishwajit Rane takes on Roy Naik son of Congress MLA Ravi Naik In Andhra Pradesh if the ruling Telugu Desam Party loses it will be seen as an "anti-establishment" vote If it wins the opposition YSR Congress will take it as a harbinger for its race for power in 2019 Bawana Over 294 lakh electors are eligible to exercise their franchise in the bypoll in which EVMs equipped with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) are being used at all polling stations The voting began at 8 am The Assembly seat that falls in the north-west Delhi area is reserved for the SC category Eight candidates are in the fray in the election that is being carried out through 379 polling stations The counting will take place on 28 August All three major parties are eyeing a victory in the bypoll being seen as the barometer of their political influence Though the AAP enjoys an overwhelming majority in the Assembly with 65 MLAs a victory in the bypoll would be a shot in the arm for the party after successive setbacks in the civic polls the Rajouri Garden Assembly by-election and the Punjab and Goa polls The AAP has fielded Ram Chander from the constituency The BJP which has just four members in the 70-member House hopes to maintain its winning streak in the national capital where it is working hard to make a comeback The other major contender is of the Congress which is trying hard to open its account after being relegated to zero seat in the legislative Assembly It has fielded its former three-time MLA from Bawana Surender Kumar Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues and top AAP leaders campaigned hectically in the constituency The BJP has fielded Ved Prakash who won from Bawana in 2015 Assembly elections on an AAP ticket He had resigned from the MLA post and quit the AAP to join the BJP in March this year The number of male female and third gender electors are 164114; 130143; and 25 respectively The average number of voters per polling station stands at 776 Out of 379 polling stations in the constituency 311 have less than 1000 registered electors while 68 have more than 1000 registered electors it said Panaji Valpoi The bypolls in Panaji were necessitated after sitting Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sidharth Kuncolienkar resigned to facilitate the entry of Parrikar who was rushed to state politics in March to head a coalition government in Goa assembly In Valpoi the bypolls are being held after Rane resigned as a Congress MLA before he was inducted in the Parrikar-led coalition government as a Health Minister At least 51000 voters in both the constituencies are eligible to cast ballot according to Chief Electoral Officer Kunal The run up to the bypoll was marked by aggressive campaigning by both the Congress and the ruling BJP Nandyal As 219 lakh voters of Nandyal Assembly constituency in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh exercise their franchise in the by-election they are virtually setting the trend for the general elections due in May 2019 The outcome will surely alter the political equations in the state with speculation rife that defections will start once again depending on the winner The BJP though on TDP’s side now is said to be keenly watching Nandyal to fine-tune its strategy for 2019 The bypoll is necessitated by the death of sitting MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy who won the seat by a margin of 3600 votes as YSRC candidate in 2014 but switched over to the TDP in February 2016 The TDP has fielded Reddy’s nephew Brahmananda Reddy while the YSRC put up former minister Silpa Chandra Mohan Reddy who lost the seat as TDP nominee in 2014 "The Nandyal byelection is not about making a person an MLA It is a vote against the three-year misrule of Chandrababu Naidu This is a precursor to the 2019 elections" YSRC president YS Jaganmohan Reddy observed "It’s a referendum on the corrupt and inept TDP rule" he said Senior TDP leader and minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy told PTI that the YSRC has only made the by-election a high-stakes game "A party president touring one single constituency for 13 days hasn’t happened before He only made this election a significant one" he pointed out Significantly the TDP did not win the Nandyal seat in the 2004 2009 and 2014 general elections In all 15 candidates including Congress’ Gaddam Abdul Khadar are in the fray but the principal fight is between the TDP and the YSRC candidates The Rayalaseema Parirakshana Samiti an unregistered political outfit also fielded its candidate as an independent and he might eat into the votes of both the TDP and the YSRC With inputs from agencies Written by Shalini Langer | Published: February 4 2017 12:10 am Top News THE GREAT WALL Director: Yimou Zhang Cast: Matt Damon Tian Jing Pedro Pascal Willem Dafoe IT’S A great great wall They are great great warriors Facing great great monsters With great great principles Then come two Westerners a little greedy but very brave Well you know how this will end even if some of China’s best meet some of Hollywood’s biggest The film starts with the two from somewhere in the undefined West who after six months of travelling and losing 20 men now find themselves in the last leg of their hunt for the “black powder” that turns “air into fire” Presumably gunpowder a Chinese invention Watch What Else Is Making News The two William (Damon) and Pero (Pascal) confront some hill tribes and an unfathomable monster before being captured by ‘The Nameless Order’ which defends China’s Great Wall and its secrets The brave commander of the Order’s troops is the beautiful Lin (Tian) The film is an excuse to showcase the expertise of ancient China when it comes to warfare to the “barbarian” West The Order fights with gunpowder cannon balls arrows that target sound and beautifully a bungy-jumping Crane Corps that includes Lin The corps jumps off the Great Wall holding spears to slay enemies The term enemies is used loosely here as apparently their only adversaries are monsters called Tao Tei who invade every 60 years and eat everything dead or alive The Tao Teis are well conceived especially their method of communication through vibrations which their Queen sets forth However they are monsters after all and it’s difficult to care for a battle with so little invested in it Pascal of The Game of Thrones tries to inject some levity even if he continuously addresses everyone as “Amigo” while Dafoe introduces an element of malice into this otherwise virtuous world However every time the film threatens to veer towards emotion including between William and Lin Yimou turns it back to yet another attack from the Tao Teis And yet another detailed loving look at how the Chinese fought back enemies dressed in elaborate gear with advanced mechanics and using clockwork precision There are many theories as to why the Great Wall was built the film says at the beginning That it was built to keep out something like the Tao Teis is fictional it clarifies That the film considers the Wall a thing of beauty and mystery is clear But that the Wall is breachable is evident For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 18 2017 11:49 pm Hardik Pandya scored 76 off 43 against Pakistan (Source: Reuters) Related News India all-rounder Hardik Pandya showed a glimpse of his abilities with the bat after the right-handed batsman scored 76 runs off just 43 balls against Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final at the Oval against a formidable Pakistan bowling attack Pandya completed his fifty in just 32 balls and notched up the record of the fastest half-century in an ICC event as he went past Australia’s Adam Gilchrist’s record of scoring a fifty in 33 balls Gilchrist achieved the feat in World Cup 1999 The right-handed player came in at number seven when India’s team score read 54/5 Pandya took on the responsibility from there on and began the hammering with his willow that eventually went in vain as he was run out after a confusion in the middle between him and Ravindra Jadeja The swashbuckling Hardik Pandya gave India some hopes with his batting display which eventually ended in vain Earlier Pakistan rode on Fakhar Zaman’s maiden ODI hundred to smash 338/4 in 50 overs India in reply began the proceedings in the most dismal manner as 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