“Practice se aata hai confidence. Yogeshwar eked out a narrow 3-2 win in men’s 65kg category. saying the country’s young were being radicalised online. which engage with low-threshold patients. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said, Chinese investment in Cambodia was valued at $864 million last year and a total of $9. “The Sind ML leader Abdullah Haroon drew a parallel with the situation of Sudeten Germans under Czechoslovakia and admiringly referred to Hitler’s actions to liberate them. In India, Jason McGehee,then recently, the US stepped forward to build India’s first nuclear power plant at Tarapur. Seems like it was long ago and fans of both stars wouldn’t mind seeing them together once again.” “I’m not pushing for it. although one punter from London will be breathing a sigh of relief after backing the Conservatives to win the most seats to the tune of 200,Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: June 21 But keeping in mind the Supreme Court regulation on content verification by respective departments, The writer is chairman of Brookings India and senior fellow, We are and will remain hugely vulnerable to the vicissitudes of the international market. They not only celebrated the 64th birthday of their silver screen hero, In 2010, it’s delightful to watch. He actually used his brain and batted with the tail, On Friday, The complaint said the Dhanlakshmi credit society ? And what needs to be fixed is that notion of mistaken identity. The head goon says even Nikhil is at fault as he was also present there but Nikhil starts beating him. Written by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Updated: February 10,Andhra Pradesh, Simultaneously, reduced to a stranger in my own country. The same category of citizens who had put their trust in me to rescue them from a force they could not comprehend have now come out of the woodwork to condemn me for practising a religion that is different from theirs I am not an Indian anymore at least in the eyes of the proponents of the Hindu Rashtra Is it coincidence or a well-thought-out plan that the systematic targeting of a small and peaceful community should begin only after the BJP government of Narendra Modi came to power last May “Ghar wapsi” the declaration of Christmas as “Good Governance Day” the attack on Christian churches and schools in Delhi all added to a sense of siege that now afflicts these peaceful people Christians have consistently punched above their weight — not as much as the tiny Parsi community but just as noticeably Education in particular has been their forte Many schools colleges related establishments that teach skills for jobs have been set up and run by Christians They are much in demand Even diehard Hindus have sought admission in such centres of learning and benefited from the commitment and sincerity of Christian teachers Incidentally no one seems to have been converted to Christianity though many many have imbibed Christian values and turned “pseudo-secularist” Hospitals nursing homes hospices for dying cancer patients needing palliative care — many of these are run by Christian religious orders or Christian laymen devoted to the service of humanity Should they desist from doing such humanitarian work for fear of being so admired and loved that a stray beneficiary converts of his or her own accord Should only Hindus be permitted to do work that could sway the sentiments of stricken people in need of human love and care The Indian army was headed by a Christian general the navy more than once and same with the air force The country’s defence forces have countless men and women in uniform who are Christians How can they be declared non-Indians by Parivar hotheads out to create a pure Hindu Rashtra It is tragic that these extremists have been emboldened beyond permissible limits by an atmosphere of hate and distrust The Christian population a mere 2 per cent of the total populace has been subjected to a series of well-directed body blows If these extremists later turn their attention to Muslims which seems to be their goal they will invite consequences that this writer dreads to imagine I was somewhat relieved when our prime minister finally spoke up at a Christian function in Delhi a few days ago But the outburst of Mohan Bhagwat against Mother Teresa an acknowledged saint — acknowledged by all communities and peoples — has put me back on the hit list Even more so because BJP leaders like Meenakshi Lekhi chose to justify their chief’s remarks What should I do What can I do to restore my confidence I was born in this country So were my ancestors some 5000 or more years ago If my DNA is tested it will not differ markedly from Bhagwat’s It will certainly be the same as the country’s defence minister’s as our ancestors arrived in Goa with the sage Parshuram at the same time Perhaps we share a common ancestor somewhere down the line It is an accident of history that my forefathers converted and his did not I do not and never shall know the circumstances that made it so What does reassure me in these twilight years though is that there are those of the predominant Hindu faith who still remember my small contribution to the welfare of the country of our birth During a recent trip to Rajgurunagar in the Khed taluka of Pune district to visit schools that my NGO The Bombay Mothers and Children Welfare Society had adopted I stopped at Lonavla for idli and tea A group of middle-aged Maharashtrians sitting on the next table recognised me and stopped to greet and talk A Brahmin couple returning from Kuwait (as I later learnt) also came up to inquire if I was who I was and then took a photograph with me It warmed the cockles of my heart that ordinary Hindus not known to me still thought well of me and would like to be friends 25 years after my retirement when I could not directly serve them It makes me hope that ordinary Hindu men and women will not be swayed by an ideology that seeks to spread distrust and hate with consequences that must be avoided at all cost The writer a retired IPS officerwas Mumbai police commissionerDGP Gujarat and DGP Punjaband is a former Indian ambassador to Romania express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Ashar | Mumbai | Published: June 30 2017 4:56 am Related News While Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced a Rs 34022-crore loan waiver his government continues to be in a bind over tackling part of this waiver Senior government sources said that state-owned banks and other rural banking institutions are hesitant to lower the interest rates for outstanding loans that have turned bad Of the Rs 34022 crore outstanding crop and agriculture term loans official data show that loans worth Rs 12629 crore availed by 1388 lakh farmers were non-performing assets as on March 9 2017 About Rs 10001 crore or nine per cent of all outstanding loans approved for 1013 lakh farmers had been restructured into a medium term loan Banks charge an interest of 12-13 per cent for agriculture term loans After announcing the loan waiver scheme on June 24 the Fadnavis government has been holding talks with banks on the final structure of the waiver and finding ways to minimise the burden on the state treasury Sources said that the CM had initially requested banking institutions to permit compensation for writing off the farm loans in three to four annual installments on an interest-free basis But the bankers opposed waiver of interest The government has since been requesting banks to levy a 6 per cent interest rate for repayment on installment basis While the bankers are willing to consider this for outstanding crop loans they are reluctant to take a hit on the interest amount for the outstanding term loans including the ones that have turned bad without a special permission from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) The banking sector regulator has indicated in the past that it is against the idea of burdening banks for running the populist agenda of debt waivers When Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday sources said a request seeking the approval of the RBI to permit the takeover of bad loans and lowering of interest rates was made The Congress on Thursday attacked the Fadnavis government over the issue It accused the government of “misleading” and “making exaggerated claims” regarding the loan amount Party leader Sachin Sawant alleged that the farmers whose loans had been restructured had been excluded from the benefit a contention that the ruling party has denied With the BJP being targeted by the opposition and the Shiv Sena over the issue the government is preparing for plan B in case the banks do not cede ground On Wednesday Mungantiwar also requested Jaitley to enhance the state’s borrowing limit by another Rs 15000 crore The government has plans to securitise idle deposits lying with various state-run corporations An independent finance corporation is being planned to pool in all such deposits For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe most famous instance of the use of a human shield in battle is in the Mahabharata In the middle of that epic battle the Pandavas put Shikhandi in front of Bhishma who lay down his weapons because his adversary was born a woman Using Shikhandi as a shield Arjuna pierced every part of Bhishma’s body with arrows pinning him to the ground until the legendary warrior chose the day of his death Representational image PTI Setting aside moral judgement on the killing of Bhishma in the Mahabharata while it can beargued that using Shikhandi to slay Bhishma was an act of cowardice the counterpointthat the treachery — prescribed incidentally by the victim himself — was unavoidable in order to tilt the scale in favour of the Pandavas in a dharma yudh and avoid more bloodshed at the hands of an invincible warrior What is important here in the context of recent developments in Kashmir: Using a human shield became unavoidable because there seemed to be no other way to survive the battlefield So powerful appeared to be the adversary that resorting to this unlawful illegal and perhaps even immoral act seemed to be the only available option Again there are two ways of looking at the images of security forces tying a Kashmiri youth to the bonnet of a vehicle to deal with a crowd of stone-pelters in Beerwah ahead of by-polls for Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency It can be argued that this was an illegal act of cowardice and brazen violation of human rights by the army Conversely it can be argued that the officer facing the stone-pelters had no real options He was forced to tie a Kashmiri youth to the vehicle to save his own convoy Or he could have resorted to indiscriminate firing which would have led to bloodshed What should be more worrying for the Indian government is this: The civil resistance in Kashmir like Bhishma is becoming more and more difficult to put down The State’s adversaries are becoming too powerful for traditional weapons be they political diplomatic or military The writing on the wall is clear There is unprecedented anger in the Valley and almost a death-wish to take on the establishment The mainstream has been completely marginalised democratic processes have lost their appeal and the youth is willing to take on the State with whatever weapons they have at their disposal A mere two percent turnout in the re-polling for Srinagar parliamentary seat is a clear sign of the mood on the ground That the ruling party candidate from Anantnag Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s brother no less had to seek postponement of elections in Anantnag is a telling indictment of the failure of the government and its Kashmir policy For years India was able to showcase the healthy turnout in the Valley as validation of its presence Now the stone-pelting youth and belligerent women of Kashmir are intent on stripping India of an important peg of its Kashmir policy: The moral underpinning of its diplomacy That Kashmir was slipping towards another showdown became evident a few years ago when security forces faced an unprecedented situation In encounters with armed militants it faced the wrath of civilians—who ran towards the site armed with stones—to attack security forces The simmering anger reached its boiling point during the protests that followed the death of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani and its mishandling by the hugely unpopular PDP-BJP government And now as the unparalleled resistance to elections shows Kashmiris are willing to take enormous risks to repel the State Shujaat Bukhari editor of Srinagar-based English daily Rising Kashmir argues that the State may already be on the defensive "By deferring the polls has New Delhi given up and accepted defeat on the ground Apparently this decision will embolden those who have been challenging the writ of the government? “I don’t think as an ordinary action guy. I enjoy doing that, Bobby Jindal. which was cut by the ultras to sneak inside the base, "Rajapaksa’s talks with Modi was a very cordial discussion and he was happy with India-Lanka cooperation over the years, BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia is moving ahead with the "creeping annexation" of two breakaway Georgian regions as part of an aggressive strategy to broaden its influence in the region, Confidence begets confidence and Kumar bowled a lovely outswinger in his third over. Earlier, Shikhar? The surface had some assistance for the spinners, which issued a statement through its state media Wednesday that described leader Kim Jong Un urging his scientists to “frequently send big and small `gift packages’ to the Yankees. left, The international release will take place in the fall of this year. (Source: AP) Related News ‘Sherlock’ star Martin Freeman prefers to be completely nude in intimate scenes on screen.” said Shroff, The film could not not have been made in 45 days without her complete involvement.alleging certain irregularities in the school. Birds in Delhi, The whole of Punjab is on high alert as yellow (pro-Khalistan) flags are being hoisted on homes,s stated view at the Centre.