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Higher Education in India: New Initiatives and New Challenges? ? India Grieved India said the political developments in Dacca are “internal matters” of Bangladesh, already over 30. due to lack of infrastructure, Councillor Sandhu says that the public is not involved when these camps are organised, "Jal, reported in Danish media to be Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, I was jolted out of my sleep — I thought.

the petitioner before the Madhya Pradesh High Court was the same gentleman who has now petitioned the Supreme Court — Shyam Narayan Chouksey. One reason for this could be the BJP’s special interest in abrogating article 370 and bringing J&K into the national mainstream.000 cr approximately.25 crore on the first day.MOM has been one of the most awaited movies of the year After a disappointing show of Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight at the box office will MOM live up to its expectations The film stars two of the finest actors from Hindi film industry – Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna MOM might have got rave reviews from critics but has started on a slow note The film saw around 25 percent occupancy during morning shows The film was released on 1350 screens in India in Hindi Telugu Tamil and Malayalam languages In the overseas market the film was released on 456 screens The other Hollywood release this weekend Spider-Man: Homecoming also started on a decent note witnessing 25 % occupancy during morning shows according to a Bollywood Hungama report Another release Guest Iin London starring Paresh Rawal and Kartik Aaryan which has got negative reviews opened to 10% occupancy during morning shows according to Koimoi Indian Express film critic Shrubhra Gupta wrote in her MOM review “There are some chilling sequences that we watch with our heart in our mouth : a black car circling the deserted streets of Delhi taking us back to the unspeakable horror of that December night in 2012 ; a bunch of entitled testosterone-filled jerks casing the joint in search of easy female prey; and how a party meant for fun and games can swiftly descend into terrifying chaos You recall those names—Jessica Lal Jyoti Singh– and so many other young women who don’t hit the headlines but make up the sickening molestation and rape count in the Capital And you shake yourself and wait for the track of righteous comeuppance to kick in and hope those guys rot in hell” The film is expected to pick up growth over the weekend For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: April 10 2017 4:03 am Related News The Samajwadi Party (SP) is going to fight from 34 wards in the Delhi municipal elections The party will contest on party’s official symbol — the ‘cycle’ The party’s state unit will kick off its election campaign from Monday with the release of a manifesto Also the party’s top brass from UP has been invited for canvassing SP’s Delhi state unit president Usha Yadav said SP-supported candidates had contested previous municipal elections too but then they had contested without party symbol and three had won “We are hopeful to win more seats this time because we are going to contest on the party’s official symbol” Yadav said “The party has engaged party senior leaders from UP for campaigning” she said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: February 3 2014 4:35 am No serious questioning is allowed All parties keep the status quo by foreclosing meaningful discussion Related News Two different political statements recently brought Kashmir back into focus in public discussion provoking heated exchanges between political parties protests and even vandalism First as he addressed a press conference in early January Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talked about a possible deal to resolve the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan saying that “at one time it appeared that an important breakthrough was in sight” Then lawyer and leader of the Aam Aadmi Party Prashant Bhushan advocated a “referendum to decide whether or not the army should be deployed to deal with internal threats in Kashmir” and “whether people want AFSPA to continue in the Valley or not” PM Singh was only recalling a widely known fact Bhushan’s idea of a referendum for decision-making on internal security is far more controversial but the widespread opposition to large-scale army deployment and laws like AFSPA in Kashmir is no secret and does not require a referendum to ascertain the public view Yet these statements touched off a similar undifferentiated clamour A look at the reactions to the two statements provides a context to understand the overwhelming feeling in Kashmir that New Delhi is not interested in resolving the conflict and wants to maintain the status quo at all costs The BJP asked Singh to make a “full disclosure” on the contours of this failed Kashmir deal terming any change in the status quo a dilution of India’s sovereignty BJP leader Arun Jaitley saw almost every shade of political opinion on Kashmir from the Congress’s stand for separate status the National Conference’s demand for pre-1953 status the PDP’s talk of self-rule and the separatists’ demand of “azadi” as intended “to dilute India’s sovereignty” Senior Congress leader and former J&K Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had to reiterate publicly that J&K is an integral part of India to downplay the controversy The AAP distanced itself from Bhushan who issued a clarification asserting that he never questioned Kashmir’s status as an integral part of India It is evident that when it comes to the conflict in Kashmir or the questions surrounding it all political parties converge to a single point from where they must raise the banner of Kashmir being an integral part of India Under its shadow all nuances are dropped and debate stifled Whether the question is one of impunity and immunity to the army and paramilitary forces or about demilitarisation autonomy or plebiscite whether the conversation is being held with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah or separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani there is no real debate on Kashmir Irrespective of which political party is in power New Delhi’s Kashmir policy has always been defined by delay and ambiguity Every initiative has been a tactical move with an aim to keep the situation inside Kashmir within the manageable threshold The Kashmir deal that the PM had referred to is the framework of what was termed as a “non-territorial solution” arrived at between the two countries during Pervez Musharraf’s regime Though the backchannel talks had started while Atal Bihari Vajpayee was at the helm a broad agreement had been reached during the talks between 2004 and 2007 According to this agreement there would be no change in the territorial layout of Kashmir Instead there would be demilitarisation creation of a softer border with a free flow of people and goods across the LoC self-governance within both the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the state and a cross-LoC jointly management mechanism with a membership consisting of Pakistanis Indians and Kashmiris overseeing self-governance Those who read the fine print in this agreement had understood that it signalled an end to Pakistan’s covert or overt support to the demand for Kashmir’s independence That is why a substantial separatist constituency within Kashmir vehemently opposed it Although the agreement was never signed the discussions surrounding this accord have only strengthened India’s position On December 25 2003 Musharraf announced that “we (Pakistan government) have left UN resolutions on plebiscite aside” to achieve an accord on Kashmir This major policy shift was followed by several big changes in Pakistan’s K-policy by Musharraf till 2007 Musharraf had for the first time replaced self-determination with self-governance and ruled out complete independence encouraged a direct dialogue between Kashmiri groups and New Delhi despite stiff opposition from a major section within Kashmir’s separatist movement Musharraf had even accepted the LoC if a “joint mechanism” was set up to monitor the self-governance on either side The term used by both Musharraf and Singh was to make the LoC irrelevant Then Musharraf had completely sidelined the Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani because of his opposition to his (Musharraf’s) “compromises” for a Kashmir accord During this period Islamabad had also opened up to the NC PDP and even Congress leadership from Kashmir — otherwise considered political untouchables The other major concession Musharraf had made was to discard religion as a criterion for a Kashmir solution Musharraf had taken other measures too which helped New Delhi to substantially curb the militant movement on the ground in Kashmir He officially banned six militant outfits in Pakistan including the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed publicly announced that he wouldn’t allow militant activities against India from Pakistani soil It was the first time that a Pakistani ruler supported by his army had made such public moves against Islamabad’s core position on an issue that has always dictated its domestic politics and foreign policy On May 24 2004 Singh had told journalist Jonathan Power “short of secession short of redrawing boundaries the Indian establishment can live with anything” This is exactly what Musharraf had agreed to In half a dozen policy statements made by Singh in next two years it was evident that there was a mutual understanding with Musharraf Yet this accord did not happen And it was not because Musharraf lost power or the clout to deliver It did not happen because New Delhi wasn’t genuinely committed to altering the status quo It was only interested in strategic gains on the ground in Kashmir that were now possible because of Pakistan’s unprecedented willingness to publicly compromise its stated position at the highest level The fate of the various efforts initiated by New Delhi to resolve the Kashmir issue directly fall into a pattern marked by the unwillingness to follow through on initiatives Singh’s round table dialogue and reports prepared by the working groups are two such examples One of the questions about the repeal of the AFSPA that the AAP’s Bhushan wanted to raise in his proposed referendum was examined by the working group led by Hamid Ansari Ansari strongly recommended its repeal saying it impinged upon fundamental rights of citizens There was no follow-up to that report Omar Abdullah too has been making loud demands for AFSPA withdrawal Here is how the army ridiculed the elected chief minister into silence In November 2011 when the 15 Corps commander gave a presentation to J&K’s top security grid Unified Headquarters chaired by the chief minister he told Abdullah that while people are demanding electricity roads water and other basic facilities withdrawing the AFSPA and thus curtailing the role of the army in J&K are demands put forth by Pakistan ISI separatists and terrorists only The issue of demilitarisation is also not an exclusive demand of the separatists; it has been at the centre of the popular discourse of most of the parties engaged in electoral politics in Kashmir This popular demand too has been flatly turned down The dismissive manner in which the autonomy resolution passed by the J&K legislative assembly with a two-thirds majority was rejected by the Centre more than a decade ago was proof enough that any change in the status quo is not acceptable to New Delhi The latest example of this policy is the way the Central government dealt with the report submitted by its own interlocutors It distanced itself from the report even though they had proposed a remedy for Kashmir strictly within boundaries of the Constitution Once the report was made public the home ministry inserted a caveat saying that the report reflected only the views of the interlocutors ignoring the fact that they were government-appointed and their report was not the outcome of academic research [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 20 2017 6:35 pm Union minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel (File photo) Top News With days to go for the municipal polls in Delhi Union minister Vijay Goel on Thursdayexuded confidence that the BJP will retain power with a resounding victory by bagging an “impressive tally of seats” Asked to project the number of seats the party was expected to win he said “more than 200” Goel also described the party’s decision to field only fresh faces as “bold” “The AAP’s drubbing in the Rajouri Garden by-poll is a clear indication We are going to put up an impressive show in the MCD polls as well” The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports told PTI The BJP has been ruling the MCD for the last 10 years After the trifurcation of the MCD in 2012 into North South and East Delhi Municipal Corporations (NDMC SDMC and EDMC) the first election was held the same year which was won by the saffron party The BJP currently has 153 sitting councillors but this time it has not fielded any of them and instead preferred all fresh faces The move has been described by the opposition parties including the Congress and the AAP as a “tactic to counter anti-incumbency” while the BJP maintains that the decision is to “give chance to the new generation” “The decision to field no sitting councillor is a bold one This will bring in the new generation and new faces who do not have cases against them corruption-related or otherwise “People have shown faith (in the BJP) in the Lok Sabha and the Uttar Pradesh (Assembly) elections Recently even in the Rajouri Garden by-poll the electorate gave us the indication” Goel said The MCD polls are due on April 23 and the campaigning of all the parties has hit the fever pitch before the dust settles in the rally grounds and the loudspeakers fall silent Both the AAP and the Congress have cornered the BJP over “civic mismanagement” in the city even as the saffron party has blunted the attack alleging that Kejriwal has “no interest” in the affairs of Delhi and he is only interested in “expanding his party’s footprint” beyond the national capital The AAP suffered a debacle in the Punjab Goa and Uttarakhand polls recently even as Kejriwal has said that those elections as well as the Rajouri Garden by-poll should not be seen as a “trailer of the MCD elections” Generation-1 electronic voting machines (EVMs) are to be used in the MCD polls even though Kejriwal has requested to the Delhi State Election Commission to delay the elections so that only VVPAT-equipped EVMs could be brought in Delhi has 272 wards in total — NDMC (104) SDMC (104) and EDMC (64) For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top News Watford,s 5, a top gun in his mid-50s is the portrait of a star in search of a persona. 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