I don’t think that Pakistan’s internal political condition is that stable so as to allow any leader to ensure cordial relationship between India and Pakistan, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani said. Husain Haqqani said the problems emanating from Gilgistan and PoK should be left to Pakistan and the part of Kashmir that India has, should be handled by them alone, only then can there be some peace in Kashmir. “I have heard that some people have complaints with regards to PoK that the elections did not take place as expected. But, I think that the problems emanating from Gilgistan and PoK should be left to Pakistan and the part of Kashmir that India has, should be handled by them alone, then there can be some peace in Kashmir,” he said. Haqqani said, “I personally think that Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif initiated the talks with sincerity, but Pakistan’s political condition is not conducive enough to allow PM Sharif to take any big decision. And, I don’t think PM Modi himself cannot take any decision individually, because when terrorism takes place, how can one expect concession towards one another.” “I don’t think that Pakistan’s internal political condition is that stable so as to allow any leader to ensure cordial relationship between India and Pakistan,” he added. By Premji
The "extremely opposing views" emanating from within the U.S. Congress about Pakistan's counter-terrorism policies and efforts to promote peace in Afghanistan have confused several Pakistani policy makers. Pakistani policy makers seems to be "puzzled" over Washington's conduct with regard to its relationship with Islamabad. Pakistan and the United States have had a phase of uneasy relations over the allegations that Islamabad's counter-terrorism operations are focusing only on militants linked to the anti-state, Pakistani Taliban and is sparing sanctuaries linked to the Afghan militants, including Haqqani Network terrorist group. Recently U.S Congress has prevented the Obama administration from subsidizing the sale of eight F-16 fighter planes to Pakistan. The recent US Congressional hearing under the title "Pakistan: Friend or foe" has further infuriated the Pakistani senators. Some lawmakers and witnesses during the hearing has demanded Washington to cut off all the financial and military aid to Islamabad and accused the Pakistan military of maintaining ties with Taliban and Haqqani militants fighting the U.S.-backed Afghan government. Former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, had even urged the United States to adopt a policy of total isolation against the Islamabad and turn it into a "second North Korea" to force it to cooperate for peace in Afghanistan. By Premji
A monkey has found its way into the reading room meant for MPs and journalists. It roamed around the reading room for half an hour. It jumped on the tables and climbed up electrical wires in the gallery area and again climbed down. After failing to discover an exit from the library for about 30 minutes, it made its way out of the main door and through the green-carpeted corridor, and finally left by the main gate of the building on the side meant for VIPs. The library staff kept calling for Parliament security, but to no avail. There was no help forthcoming as there was no way to catch the simian in Parliament in the absence of a langoor, which had been earlier deployed to deal with the recurring monkey menace. The security staff at the Central Hall door has quickly shut the gates and prevented the monkey from intruding into the place where MPs, ministers and journalists, along with the catering staff are always present in good numbers. By Premji
The first half of Dishoom has been just ok as the film has many unwanted episodes balanced with interesting scenes. The execution has been so bad that the film will be liked by those who leave their brains at home before entering the theatres. Some of the logics have been completely ignored however Varun Dhawan has taken charge and entertained the audience to the core. On the whole the first half has been decent.The second half of Dishoom is responsible for the film to fall flat. It fails in all the available ways as the director failed to keep the audience engaging. The entire film has been highly predictable and is boring.. John Abraham has been utterly wasted and some of the action episodes have been shot interesting. The antagonist in the film has been completely ignored which fails to balance the movie. On the whole, the second half of Dishoom is a total disappointment.
Due to the scoring difference with Puneri Paltan U Mumba failed to endter the semi finals despite their win against Dabang Delhi KC in game 56 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2016 on Wednesday at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi. Dabang Delhi KC ended their campaign at the loosing note in front of their home crowd. It was highly unfortunate for U Mumba as even though they won the match they could not make it to the semi finals. Rishank Devadiga’s four points as well as an all out to cut the deficit to 24-27 after 25 minutes in the second half. Another raid point from Rishank Devadiga helped U Mumba to trail26-28 in the 28th minute. Delhi KC played really well as they were leading 29-27 with only 10 minutes remaining to finish the game.Taking the momentum back, U Mumba scored points and in 34th minute they were leading at 34-30. At the end, with scoring raid points, U Mumba ended their campaign on the winning note as they failed to enter the semi finals. Earlier, raider Rishank Devadiga managed to level the game at 2-2 by scoring two important points. However, Kashiling Adake scored a raid point to lead 3-2 in the third minute. After the eight minute, Dabnag Delhi KC were leading 5-4. Adding to it, Kashiling Adake scored a raid to give his team 8-4 lead in the 10th minute. In the 11th minute Delhi KC inflicted the first all out on U Mumba to lead 12-6. U Mumba tired to counter as they were trailing 10-14 in 15 minutes. Prashant Kumar Rai socred a super raid to provide Delhi KC a lead of 24-13 at the end of the first half. Delhi KC’s star raider Kashiling Adake scored seven points in the first half. By Prajakt K.
Bengaluru Bulls faced the defeat against Puneri Paltan on Wednesday when they got defeated by 4 points in game 55 of fourth edition Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi. With the win, Puneri Paltan has reached the semi final with currently being on 4th spot with 42 points. Pune needed to score points to be in the race for semi finals from the start of the second half. Manjeet Chillar grabbed super five in the 25th minute and Pune raiders continued to cut the deficit as Pune were leading 22-23. Rohit Kumar’s absence harmed Bulls badly as Pune went on to score points. In the first 10 minutes of the second half, Pune scored 12 points and Bulls managed to score just three.Puneri Paltan inflicted an all out on Bulls to lead 32-26. At the end Manjeet Chillar again scored and as Pune were leading at 35-31 and soon Pune managed to end the game at 36-32. Earlier, Pune’s Deepak Niwas Hooda started the proceedings for Pune but he faced a strong reply from Rohit Kumar as they scored were leveled at 1-1. After five minutes, however, Pune raiders managed to score few points as they were leading 5-1. Pune were at 6-1 when Bulls inflicted their first super tackle to trail 3-6. After the 10th minute Pune was leading 9-5. Bulls stormed back and fill the difference rapidly as after 12 minutes they were trailing 9-10. Rohit Kumar prived vital as he provided 12-19 lead to his team and managed to pull It further ti 16-10. Bulls countering hard were leading at 19-12 after 18th minute. Bulls managed to end the half with convincing lead of 21-12. By Prajakt K.
Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, a key plotter of the 26/11 terror attacks, is declared guilty in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. Of 22 accused in the case, the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court held 12 guilty. Eight accused were acquitted, one fled during the trial and there will be a separate trial for one who turned approver. After a ten-year-long wait, the case concluded as Special MCOCA Judge Shrikant Anekar delivered the verdict. "This was a conspiracy after the 2002 Gujarat riots to eliminate the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and VHP leader Pravin Togadia," the MCOCA court said. Maharashtra ATS team arrested the three terror suspects on May 8, 2006 and seized 30kg of RDX, 10 AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets after chasing 2 cars on the Chandwad-Manmad highway near Aurangabad. Jundal, a Lashkar oprative, was at the time apparently driving one of the cars and got away. The terrorist, who hails from the Beed district of Maharashtra, is said to have driven to Malegaon, after which police said that he escaped to Bangladesh and then to Pakistan. He was deported to India from Saudi Arabia in 2012. Jundal was charged on 23 different counts, including criminal conspiracy, waging war against the nation, criminal conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping for murder, cheating, forgery and for abetting the terror attack from Pakistan under Indian Penal Code (IPC). By Premji
A meeting at the Gujarat Bhavan, which began with tea and snacks and ended with a Gujarati dinner had deliberations revolved around job creation, sources said. The meeting was attended by union ministers Arun Jaitley, Radha Mohan Singh, Kalraj Mishra and Nirmala Sitharaman besides BJP president Amit Shah and general secretaries Bhupendra Yadav and Muralidhar Rao. RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal, the pointsperson for coordination between the BJP and Sangh, was also present at the meeting. Pope Francis' call for financial reform along ethical lines to turn the economy to benefit all, echoed at the meeting of RSS, government and BJP. The Sangh affiliates said that this is in line with the 'Hindu philosophy' of economic growth. They sought an alternative economic model with a more 'humane' approach, saying the existing one is neither creating employment nor narrowing the rich-poor divide. RSS wings like Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh have been critical on some of teh economic policies of the Modi government, like opening doors to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). "In business if there is no ethics you cannot sustain the economy. This is what Pope Francis said. Azim Premji (Wipro Chairman) has said that business leaders need to play a role beyond business," said Vrijesh Upadhyay, national secretary of BMS. "We are of the view that the economic growth model should be wage and job oriented. We want not a capital intensive industry but a labour intensive industry. Capital should not go into hands of few," he said. By Premji
There seems to be an all-party consensus on major contentious issues relating to the jumbo indirect tax reform. The proposal of 1 percent inter-state levy that would have negated the benefits of a uniform tax regime has been dropped. The states have been promised with full compensation for likely losses in the first five years and both the Congress party and BJP have largely agreed to accommodate the GST rate in the Bill and not in the constitution to legally ring-fence the rate. There was also broad agreement on the principle that the ordinary businessman and the common tax man will benefit from introduction of GST by way of lower tax rates while the states will not face any loss of revenue, West Bengal Finance Minister and the panel chairman Amit Mitra said "As you know that no tax rates are provided in the Constitution. It was discussed and conclusion reached that Union Finance Minister will communicate to other parties. He will explain it to them that it can't come in Constitutional Amendment but it can come in GST Bill or GST Act," Mitra said. “All states were of the view that the tax rates put forward by the Chief Economic Advisor are not acceptable. There was no consensus on what the rate should be," Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac said. With the Congress easing up, the politics of GST is almost reduced to the remaining few dissenters such as J Jailalithaa’s AIADMK and BSP. The Left parties, who had earlier disagreed with the Bill, seem to have returned to the consensus path. Most other regional parties are on the pro-GST side. By Premji
In a bizare video Kejriwal blames Modi for the criminal cases against his MLAs by the victims of his MLAs illegal activities including molestation of woman. Due to the activities against woman by the AAP MLAs, woman are feeling unsafe in Delhi under the rule of AAP. This has created public uproar and lots of bad name for AAP. In this circumstances Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader has released a video in the youtube blaming Modi for everything. In his latest attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a video that people from the Modi government may try to get him killed. "There is a daman chakra (cycle of domination) over the Aam Aadmi Party. People are tyring to crush the Aam Aadmi Party," Kejriwal said. "I want to tell everyone today that it is a very critical time. In the times to come, this daman is going to turn very dirty. They (the Modi government) can go to any extent. They can try to kill us. They can try to kill me. They can do anything," said the Delhi CM. "Going to jail is a very small thing. We will have to take it for granted that all our MLAs will have to go to jail. Apart from imprisonment, anything can happen to us," he said. "If you are ready to face all the difficulties, then support us," he said. "Kejriwal's comments are shameful. We condemn them. He used to harp on morals and spoke against corruption but has been unmasked. He now stands for protecting his corrupt colleagues, many of whom are involved in various crimes, including trying to cause riots to grab power. He should know that democracy is governed by the rule of law and if anybody violates them, the law will act," BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said. By Premji