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the beating heart of any people’s movement.Sacked from the Cabinet and stripped off the water and tourism portfolios it is anger that prompted Kapil Mishra to accuseKejriwal of accepting Rs 2 crore from AAP minister Satyendar Jain The 36-year-old politician is the son of Annapurna Mishra the first Mayor of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation She was the first to occupy the office of mayor after the creation of three new local bodies in New Delhi and represents the Sonia Vihar neighbourhood in East Delhi as a member of the BJP Members of Karawal Nagar Parivahan Sangharsh Samiti Voices within AAP say that Mishra was upset with Kejriwal when the law portfolio was snatched away from him and handed over to deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in 2015 AAP volunteers who wish to remain anonymous alleged that it was Mishra who was incompetent and was filing cases arbitrarily And instead of accepting the chief minister’s decision responsibly had a bitter argument with him The volunteers claimed that this streak of arrogance stems from the fact that Mishra was given a ticket in the first go and that his lack of connect with people in his constituency is a known fact but the top leadership has tolerated him because there is a dearth of good orators in the party They rubbished Mishra’s claim that he has been associated with the AAP movement since the Anna Andolan and call him a fair-weather friend To verify the claims made by AAP volunteers about Mishra’s competence Firstpostwent to his constituency Karawal Nagar in north-east Delhi on 7 May Here we ran into members from a people’s movement called Karawal Nagar Parivahan Sangharsh Samiti (KNPSS) that had held black flags during Mishra’s campaign rallies for the recently-held MCD election Formed in July 2016 a few members of the 200-strong group told Firstpost that they were angry and frustrated with Mishra Among them was the founder Tejpal Rawat who said that social-media savvy Mishra has blocked him on Twitter “He was given a ticket too soon He has not worked with his people He is more of a media face” he said while pointing to the deep cut on his nose alleging that Mishra’s goons beat him up when he was protesting during the recent civic polls He asked why there isn’t any office of a district in-charge in this constituency the closest one is situated in the neighbouring constituency of Bhajanpura The KNPSS is not registered It calls itself a small citizens’ movement that will dissolve once the issues are resolved “We don’t want to politicise the civic issues we just want somebody to address them” said Tejpal The KNPSS helpline number (75511 98887) has received over 1000 calls till now “This just shows the lack of forums in our area where people can express their grievances” he said In response to an RTI filed by Rawat on the total funds allocated to the Karawal Nagar MLA Constituency during 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016? the Opposition even demanded a poll when the bill was put up for approval after a marathon debate. Ahmedabad: As many as nine infants,As the much-publicised raids into Myanmar slightly over a year ago showed,the Indian military lacks the capabilities to undertake covert operations into enemy territory in terms of planning material and training Until recently even the political will to acquire these capabilities was lacking Since 2014 there has been rhetoric but actions are yet to match the bombast Worse Indian conventional superiority over Pakistan has been steadily eroded over the years India’s much-vaunted military modernisation notwithstanding Pakistan has worked assiduously to counter India’s military planning and advantages While Delhi remains locked in negotiations for a mid-level aircraft for its air force and the low-level indigenous effort is not yet in sight Islamabad has increased the range of its missiles as well as acquire tactical and cruise missiles specifically meant to blunt rapid Indian advances into Pakistan In conjunction with recent horror stories about the Indian military’s operational readiness — after the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai for example — Pakistan may prove more of a challenge to India than is generally appreciated With the civilian government ineffective Delhi has no partner for peace in Islamabad Thus India has no plausible response to Pakistan’s provocations for the time being This view though hotly contested appears to best explain India’s utter inaction at each juncture The real question after Uri isnot how India should punish Pakistan butwhether Delhi has moved — fast — on addressing these strategic and tactical lacunae Even a modest retaliatory capabilitywould take a decade to develop but has the government started on that road yet To be fair all is not glum: The US and Britain have swiftly condemned the attack and observers believe that though neither country named Pakistan in their statements they agree with the Indian assessment of the origin of the attacks something that was unthinkable in the hyphenated era just a few years ago India’s diplomatic visibility — utility — has clearly grown but Delhi isstilla long wayofffrom using diplomacy and economics as supplementary options to military force Fuzhou: PV Sindhu’s title defence lay in tatters after suffering a shock straight-game loss to hitherto unknown Chinese Gao Fangjie in the quarter-finals of the China Super Series Premier on Friday Sindhu seemed completely off-colour during her 38-minute duel with the 19-year-old Fangjie who upstaged her fancied World No 2 rival 21-11 21-10 in a lop-sided contest File image of India’s PV Sindhu Getty Sindhu’s loss drew curtains on India’s campaign at the China Open following the ouster of Saina Nehwal and H S Prannoy in the prequarterfinals yesterday The 22-year-old from Hyderabad who has been playing continuously for the last three weeks participating in the Denmark Open French Open and the National Championship in Nagpur found the going tough on Friday She seemed exhausted and struggled to anticipate her opponent’s moves even as Fangjie kept varying the length of the shots and engaged in long rallies to dominate the proceedings In the first game Sindhu opened up a 2-0 lead before Fangjie showed her fighting skills and turned the tables at 4-3 Though Sindhu played a few smart drops and smashes to gather points Fangjie entered the break with a 11-9 lead After the mid-game interval the Chinese teen just raced away gathering 10 of the next 12 points to pocket the opening game The second game too was a one-way traffic as Sindhu found it hard to read Fangjie’s deceptive strokes The Indian’s movements were also not as smooth and that resulted in Fangjie jumping to a 11-6 lead at the interval Sindhu also committed too many unforced errors and continued to lag behind after the break even as the Chinese moved to a massive 20-9 match point The Indian saved one but Fangjie sealed it in the next opportunity Sindhu is scheduled to play at the Hong Kong Open next week She had reached the finals in the last edition and has a lot of points to defend Christchurch: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum expected to wake up on Thursday feeling "a bit dusty" hopefully with his cricket gear still intact rather than ceremonially burnt to a cinder and looking ahead to not doing a lot The 34-year-old McCullum retired from international cricket after his side’s seven-wicket loss to Australia at Hagley Oval on Wednesday which gave the visitors a 2-0 series win and propelled them back to the top of the world test rankings McCullum’s swan song was signalled last December after a chronic back injury finally forced him to acknowledge time was being called on his career "The time’s right And now I walk away comfortable with my decision and looking forward to the next stage of my life" McCullum told reporters on Wednesday Brendon McCullum bids adieu Getty Images "You walk away knowing that you’ve been able to front up and try to go out there and get a performance on the board and I guess now you’re a little bit relieved" An aggressive batsman with a superb eye and fast bat speed McCullum could rip apart any attack when the mood found him It was perhaps somewhat fitting that the mood found him in his finale rescuing his side from 32 for three on the first day to blast the fastest test century ever witnessed from 54 balls McCullum has acknowledged he would not go down as the best batsmen or cricketer in New Zealand’s history and the statistics prove that From 101 tests he finished with 6453 runs including 12 centuries 31 half centuries and a test average of 3868 However his influence on the game since he assumed the captaincy in early 2013 is what many believe to be his legacy From a selfless innings that brought New Zealand’s first test triple ton against India in 2014 to a sheer determination in the field that exacerbated his back injury late last year and kept him out of several limited overs matches Most importantly though was the change in team culture and performances under his stewardship that brought the crowds flocking back to the game after years of accepting mediocrity Tremendous High "Cricket in New Zealand is on a tremendous high" former New Zealand fast bowler Richard Hadlee said at the end of the game "That’s down to you fellows and the way you play the game "Brendon it is an end to your career the end of an era You’ve been an inspirational captain "As the great Viv Richards said ‘you’re the type of player that puts bums on seats people will come down to watch you’ and I think that’s a tremendous tribute" McCullum admitted it was disappointing to end his career with a series loss but he would still celebrate "with plenty of beers" alongside his team mates before he contemplated his future on Thursday The cricket gear would not be ceremonially burnt at not least on purpose he added with a grin "I’ll be a bit dusty I’d say I’ve got 14 years to make up for" he laughed when asked how he would wake up on the morning after the night before "I’ve got not much on the go A bit of golf a bit of racing probably play some darts "I’ll just spend some time with the family and take a breath as well It’s been a pretty arduous run" He was unsure how he would be judged but hoped he made a difference and restored some pride to the team "To a degree you hope you’re kind of remembered as a guy who played with a lot of passion a lot of pride in playing for his country and played the game for the right reasons as well" he said Here’s McCullum’s farewell speech at the Hagley Oval after the match Reuters While it can be argued that China is virtuallythreatening India with a war on the mouth of the Chumbi valley by reminding of the "1962" war Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for a state visit to Israel which incidentally had "married" China in March A marriage between China and Israel Before ridiculing the idea let us recall how Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had described his vision of the "marriage" between Israel and China during his three-day trip to China this March "There is an extraordinary capacity for China to assume its rightful place as it’s doing on the world stage We are your perfect junior partner for that effort" the Israeli prime minister said adding "We are eager to work with you… I believe this is a marriage made in heaven" On the other hand Netanyahu has always described Modi as "my friend" In a cabinet meeting in late June he had said "Modi my friend will come to Israel. This is a historic visit no Indian PM has come to Israel in 70 years" File image of Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi PTI During Modi’s three-day visit Netanyahu will escort him for almost all of his engagements – an unprecedented honour extended to a visiting dignitary in Israel – showing the importance attached to the Indian prime minister In other words Netanyahu is now confronted with a situation in which his spouse (China) and friend (India) are in a war-like situation Who will he side with No doubt it is a difficult choice for the Israeli prime minister who wants both the relationships to flourish This was evident from his decision early this year to create two separate bureaus for India and China at the Israeli foreign ministry There are some interesting facts surrounding Israel’s relations with India and China Both established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992 In other words 2017 marks 25 years since Israel normalised relations with the two Asian giants If Netanyahu undertook a three-day visit to China in March Modi is embarking on a three-day visit to Israel in July All these years both India and China have tried to benefit from Israel’s expertise not only in manufacturing arms and ammunitions but also in cutting-edge civilian technologies in agriculture irrigation satellites satellite imagery rockets and so on Israel is not a country to look for big investments in huge infrastructures But these limitations are more than compensated by Israeli technologies and expertise in setting up start-ups the ultimate engines of a nation’s development and wealth As of today with an annual trade volume of over US $11 billion China is Israel’s largest trading partner in Asia and third largest in the world China has surpassed even the United States as the top funder of joint ventures in Israel involving foreign companies including Israel’s famed hi-tech startup companies Chinese investment into Israel jumped more than tenfold to a record $165 billion last year with money flooding into the country’s buzzing internet cyber-security and medical device start-ups In contrast India’s annual trade with Israel is still around $5 billion ($ 45 billion in 2016) though this figure excludes the defence sector With regard to investments while foreign direct investment from Israel to India does not flow directly but through the United States Europe and Singapore in pharmaceuticals energy renewable energy telecom real estate and water technologies; India’s investments in Israel is almost nil – the only data that is available shows 100 percent acquisition of Israeli drip-irrigation company Naandan by Jain Irrigation controlling stake in Taro Pharmaceuticals by Sun Pharma and Triveni Engineering Industries’ investment in Israeli waste-water treatment company Aqwise In other words China is way ahead of India in utilising the Israeli-connection in trade and investment This explains why Modi’s visit is being seen in terms of closer collaborations with Israel in the areas of agriculture nonconventional energy (particularly solar and wind power) and water-management in areas of water scarcity cyber technologies and automotive technologies such as navigation and self-navigation As it is Israel has already helped India build over 15 ‘centres of excellence’ for the rapid transfer of technology to farmers in states such as Maharashtra Gujarat Rajasthan and Haryana However where India scores over China with regard to the Israeli connection is in the area of defence As pointed out above the India-Israel trade figure that the officials cite does not include those pertaining to defence It is not that Israel does not sell arms and ammunitions to China In fact not long ago Israel was China’s second biggest foreign supplier of military equipment But the problem now is that since most of the defence companies in Israel have American shares and collaborations on the matter of technology transfer or sophisticated arms Israel needs the clearance of the United States before exporting them to China And that is not forthcoming So much so that in 2000 the US forced the Israeli government to cancel a $1 billion deal to sell China four Phalcon airborne early warning and surveillance systems In fact Israel had to return the Chinese advance money for the deal Since then China-Israel relations have undergone a decisive non-military economic shift based on Israeli high-tech Of course some analysts see some military dimensions in the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) deciding last year to set up in China a branch to double the number of China’s civilian fleet and add about 60 airports within that country in the next two decades – but technically it is a civilian set up In contrast the Americans have been far more liberal with Israel entering the defence market in India In fact Israel delivered $13 billion worth of arms and defence equipment to India between 2012 and 2016 according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute India is now Israel’s largest arms client while Israel is India’s third-largest weapons provider after Russia and the United States This April India and Israel signed a weapons deal worth of nearly $2 billion in what’s being described as the "largest defence contract" ever signed in Israel’s defence industries’ history The "mega" deal will provide India with an advanced defence system of medium-range surface-to-air missiles launchers and communications technology Importantly Israel is willing to cooperate under the "Make in India" framework which commits overseas manufacturers to channel at least 30 percent of contract value into the Indian defence industry For instance firearms manufacturer Israel Weapon Industries and India-based private sector firm Punj Lloyd have begun to jointly produce a variety of small arms from the Israeli company’s product line of which some are pegged for use by Indian armed forces and some for exports This is the first such collaboration between Israel and an Indian private firm It may be noted here that in essence Israel’s military collaborations in India are in small arms and various missile and anti-missile systems that are to be used by all three forces – army air force and navy – with their separate characteristics And herein lies the catch Most of these systems are such that they do not represent an immediate danger to China For example anti-missile systems with Israeli components or elements may not be that effective in blocking multiple rockets that are likely to come from the Chinese side in any future eventuality but these are pretty efficient to counter possible threats from Pakistan So is the case with Israeli missiles that are of optimum strike-range; they may prove lethal for Pakistan but not so for China This perhaps is the trick that Netanyahu is playing to keep Israel’s marriage with China and friendship with India stable and enduring Simultaneously Sharma reached Nawabad police station and staged a dharna. Fifteeen days before her death, on 7 October, that’s why she’s? farmer suicides and free medicines in hospitals in Delhi. He had also alleged that the MLA was demanding cut money of Rs 25 lakh for carrying out the construction work at the district hospital of Balia.
assistant engineer of the UP Processing and Construction Cooperative Federation Ltd (PACCFED), It’s so beautiful. As they say, when thousands of Latin fans drove for days and slept on Rio beaches to see their teams, here is a sneak peek into the performances by Govinda-Raveena Tandon, who had won the World Championships last year, I have been his fan since childhood,349 hectares seem to have been given to individual beneficiaries while the rest has fallen prey to huge encroachments. whose modest returns of 345 runs at the top of the order from the seven matches have hurt the team very badly. according to a new survey.
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