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The dynasty-loving senior journalists from Delhi who made flying visits there predicted a huge win for Sonia. which has gone on an inauguration spree, It is a lovely,External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on Indonesian vice-president Muhammad Jusuf Kalla and held talks with her counterpart to discuss ways to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two nations Swaraj who arrived in Jakarta from Thailand on the second leg of her three-nation tour was given a warm welcome Engaging discussion on strengthening our strategic partnership EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on Vice-President of Indonesia Mr Muhammad Jusuf Kalla #ActEastPolicy pictwittercom/cMUAHnxjTo — Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) January 5 2018 She will also co-chair the fifth meeting of the India-Indonesia Joint Commission with her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi The ministers will also inaugurate the second meeting of ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks EAM @SushmaSwaraj had a tête-à-tête with Retno Marsudi Foreign Minister of Indonesia ahead of the India-Indonesia Joint Commission Meeting in Jakarta Reaffirmed our desire to enhance partnership across all sectors #ActEastPolicy pictwittercom/fZQRahjUm3 — Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) January 5 2018 Swaraj will also call on Indonesian President Joko Widodo and have other official engagements including an interaction with the representatives of the Indian community As the biggest country in the ASEAN region with the largest economy Indonesia is an important partner for India including in trade and strategic matters the ministry of external affairs had said before the meeting Swaraj will also visit Singapore and there she will inaugurate the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) of ASEAN countries on 7 January Her three-nation visit is the part of New Delhi’s efforts to hold bilateral interactions in various sectors with the countries of South East Asian region within the framework of India’s Act East Policy By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 2 2014 12:31 am Related News After three years of intransigence on the land boundary agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh the BJP has executed a welcome u-turn During UPA 2 it had resisted the constitutional amendment required to ratify the LBA signed in 2011 taking a nationalistic hard line on the loss of territory the deal seemed to imply If passed the LBA would rationalise the international enclaves that dot the Indo-Bangladesh border and which are territorial anomalies inherited from Partition As things stand the enclaves are pockets of land trapped in alien territory that the state cannot reach For the approximately 51000 people who live there the LBA could bring the basic rights and securities of citizenship Ratifying the deal would also mean keeping faith with a neighbour who is turning into a valuable ally — India’s failure to deliver on the LBA and the Teesta water-sharing pact have turned into an embarrassing stumbling block in ties with Bangladesh Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stated reasons for pressing forward with the land swap seem to replace one form of hardline posturing with another Rationalising the border would not only ensure security in Assam Modi said in Guwahati on Sunday but it would also keep out “illegal immigrants” from Bangladesh Waves of Bangladeshi migrants have settled in West Bengal and the Northeast over the decades seeking refuge from war religious persecution or poverty As pressures on land and economic resources grew so did simmering tensions in the region occasionally erupting in violence In this terrain of violence and suspicion the BJP’s own discourse on Bangladeshi migrants has been far from responsible In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections Modi drew a distinction between Hindu and Muslim migrants reinforcing a communal hue in an already fraught issue The BJP has also participated in the popular spectre-making around Muslim migrants from across the border — that they are terrorists and smugglers that their presence threatens the very cultural fabric of the region Speaking at a rally in Kolkata on Sunday BJP president Amit Shah drew a sinister arc of collusion linking the funds funnelled away in the Saradha scam the Trinamool Congress the Burdwan blasts and terror outfits in Bangladesh The problem according to Shah stemmed from the Mamata Banerjee government’s protection of “illegal immigrants” The BJP betrays an inability to comprehend the complex historical roots of a long-running migration Modi might have made a successful local pitch for an international deal but across the border Bangladesh is listening Will it take kindly to Bangladeshis being the bogey that drives the land swap deal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Published: March 11 2013 2:04 am Related News Its been an up-and-down sort of week for Sunil Narine He started it by rising to the top of the ICC T20 bowlers rankings and ended it left out of the West Indies squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe His contrasting fortunes have mirrored the general plight of mystery spinners: hell-raisers in the shorter formats who end up looking clueless in Test cricket While Narine suffered his first-ever axeAjantha Mendis was playing his first Test for Sri Lanka in close to two years When Narine mystified all comers during his maiden IPL stint last yearthe cricketing world watched in awe Sceptics feared that he would suffer the Mendis fate when exposed to Test cricket It has taken Narine just five Tests to prove them right The chief reason for the duos slump in the longer format has a lot to do with the difference in approach of batsmen towards them Narine and Mendis thrive on the opposition looking to attack them Steep required rates and scoreboard pressure ensure that the batsmen cannot afford any sighters or time to fathom their variations Tests allow batsmen the liberty to play out a few maidens It gives them time to sit back and push the likes of Narine to force the play Their penchant for variety leads to them compromising on accuracywhich then means freebies for the batsmen Their unprecedented success in the shorter formats has also coaxed selectors into giving mystery spinners a shorter rope in the longer format It just took one disappointing series in Bangladesh for Narine to be left out while Mendiss last three Tests have been spread over four years Narine and Mendis can take a leaf out of R Ashwins book in a bid to enhance their Test credentials An equally chronic offender in terms of his over-reliance on variationsthe Indian off-spinners success against Australia has been based around returning to the basicsfocusing on his stock balland using his variety as a surprise weapon (Bharat is a senior correspondent based in Mumbai) bharatsundaresan@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 21 2017 7:43 pm Partha De (Express Archive Photo) Top News Partha De from Kolkata’s House of Horror who madeheadlines in June 2015 for living with the skeleton of his elder sister has been found burnt to deathinthe bathroom of his apartment Kolkata police recovered his body Tuesday Preliminary investigation indicated itto be a case of suicide on the basis of a bottle half filled with petrol and some match sticks that were found near the body Partha had been staying alone after recently being released from a hospital for the mentally ill The deceased software engineer’s 77-year-old father Arabinda De had also committed suicide by setting himself on fire in June 2015 The incident led to police investigation which revealed that six months prior to Arabinda’s suicide Partha’s sister Debjani had starved herself to death following the death of their two Labradors in August But it is when the presidential debates began that my feeling that this is some highly scripted prestige television for feminists 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Can this get any better? “She should have won the match but she’s had so much success in her career and when you keep pushing the envelope and keep playing, 2016 I’m highly indebted to the Honourable HM @BJPRajnathSingh ji for his tremendous support in granting me Indian Citizenship. ? — Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) January 1 2016 Asked how he felt on becoming an Indian citizen Sami said the taste of biryani is the same in both countries “And I have had enough biryani in both Pakistan and India” he said Sami was on a three-month visa extension granted to him on October 6 Born in Lahore Sami came to India on March 13 2001 on a visitor’s visa valid for a year issued by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad The visa was extended several times thereafter When his Pakistani passport expired on May 26 he approached the Indian government seeking legalisation of his stay in India on humanitarian grounds For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News| Chandigarh | Published: January 18 2017 4:08 am Top News Ahead of proposed agitation of Jat leaders demanding reservation in government jobs for the community the Haryana Police have booked the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) president Yashpal Malik and two other leaders for assaulting a rival Jat leader in Hisar AIJASS had announced to launch a dharna in 19 districts of the state on January 29 Watch what else is making news The complainant Daljeet Panghal was allegedly assaulted by the accused when he had gone to the Jat dharamshala recently Malik and two others identified as Krishan Kirmara and Ram Bhagat Malik allegedly forced him out of the meeting hall and assaulted him Panghal belongs to a Jat organisation led by Hawa Singh Sangwan The victim had also got a case registered against Malik in June 2016 for threatening him over the phone For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 6 2017 3:37 am Delhi Commi-ssion for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal Top News IN A surprise inspection conducted Thursday Delhi Commi-ssion for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal and other staff visited a “Beggars’ Home” in Hari Nagar to find 17 foreign nationals — who had overstayed their visa — housed in the facility and facing “extremely serious human rights violations” The DCW has issued a notice to the Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO) seeking reasons for lodging these women in a ‘Beggars’ Home’ and case details of each of them Watch What Else Is making News “The FRRO had sent the women to the Beggars’ Home for overstaying their visa They were not allowed to make any phone calls to their families or embassies They were in tears because in all these months nobody had asked them about their conditions or offered help” said Maliwal While some of the women housed in the facility have been living there with their children some others meanwhile are pregnant DCW officials said In a notice issued to the Secretary of the Social Welfare Department the DCW stated “The commission was shocked to learn from the inmates that their private parts were physically checked by the caretaker before allowing them entry into the home” The commission said it was “horrified” that no medical assistance was provided to pregnant women in the facility The commission also took note that the toilets were “dirty” and inmates faced racial discrimination and also complained of being duped by various people Incidentally the Secretary of the Social Welfare Department also serves as member-secretary in the DCW For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 14 2016 12:11 am Top News The Alliance Franaise de Pune is organising a series of screenings of animated films from October 19 to 22 on the occasion of the 15 -Free admittanceth Fête du Cinéma d’Animation (Animation Film Festival) Every year the festival is organised in order to sensitise the general public and media to this genre of cinema It takes place simultaneously in hundreds of cities in 30 different countries The festival is organised along with the World Animation Film Day celebrated on October 28 as a tribute to mile Reynaud a pioneer of the “frame by frame” film and to commemorate the first public screening of animated cartoons in Paris at the Musée Grévin precisely October 28 1892 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 23 2016 12:20 am Pune Municipal Corporation Building in Pune Express Photo By Pavan Khengre Related News The Aam Aadmi Party has urged the state government to abort the building of super specialty hospitals under the smart city project and instead adopt Delhi’s Mohalla clinic and polyclinic model for Pune Claiming that the healthcare system has collapsed in the city AAP said in a statement issued Friday that the PMC should abort the super specialty hospitals project at Aundh Baner and Balewadi “Instead they should start well equipped intensive care unites at Kamala Nehru hospital neonatal intensive care unit at Sonawane maternity hospital” said Dr Abhijit More a member of AAP With the exception of Naidu Hospital for communicable diseases all the 14 hospitals of PMC are only maternity homes At the ten bedded ICU at Kamala Nehru Hospital the machines used in the delivery labour room are not fully functional Three Doppler machines are non-functional and while the central oxygen system has been in place for the last one year it has not started yet Share This Article Related Article Kamala Nehru is yet to receive a generic medicine shop and the 450-bedded hospital of the PMC is actually utilising less than 300 beds The 250-bedded PMC-run Rajiv Gandhi Hospital at Yerawada is also under-utilised as barely 25-30 beds are functional that too for maternity care The six-storey building of Bindu Madhav Thackrey Hospital in Kothrud has been lying vacant for the last five years The statement issued by AAP office bearers including Shrikant Acharya Raj Ahiwale Poonam Botre Ketan Botre Tushar Kasar and Suman Rai has challenged the proposal to set up three super specialty hospitals under the smart city project “There is a clear pattern adopted by the ruling party in PMC to construct large hospitals through taxpayers’ money Then equip them with all the latest machinery but don’t make adequate provisions for making them functional by recruiting trained staff Thus these big hospitals remain dysfunctional for a very long time and privatise them under one or another pretext” the statement said WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBaghdad: Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomber has hit a police checkpoint killing eight people in a Baghdad district that was struck by a deadly attack the day before People inspect the site of a suicide car bomb in Baghdad Reuters A police officer says the bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the checkpoint in the Shiite-dominated northeastern al-Rashidiya district Wednesday He says 20 people were wounded A medical official confirmed the casualties Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to talk to the media On Tuesday at least 12 people were killed in a suicide car bombing at an outdoor vegetable and fruit market in al-Rashidiya No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks which bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group IS was behind two large-scale attacks last week that killed around 300 people Written by Devendra Pandey | Nagpur | Updated: January 30 2017 9:09 am In his last over with England needing only eight runs Jasprit Bumrah (R) nailed Joe Root and Jos Buttler (Source: AP) Top News In manyways Jasprit Bumrah doesn’t necessarily fit the stereotype of a modern-day young Indian cricketer He’s not the most athletically built or gifted His is robust-framed at the most He can often be sluggish on the field and captains feel obliged to hide him To boot he doesn’t have the safest hands in the outfield either Still over the last 12 months it’s safe to say that the name Jasprit Bumrah has been among the earliest to get inked into every Indian playing XI in the shorter formats Probably right after Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni The reason being that he’s not just emerged as India’s most dependable high-pressure exponent with the ball in hand in that time but has grown into being counted among the best at this singular art in the world On Sunday at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) stadium in Nagpur he showed just why by orchestrating a remarkable five-run victory while conceding just a single and a bye in the final over of the match With Ashish Nehra conceding a four and a six in his last three deliveries while bowling the penultimate over of England’s run-chase Bumrah was left with only eight to defend of over No20 It was a scenario where you would always go with the batting team and especially so in this case considering England had Joe Root and Jos Buttler leading their charge But if you saw Bumrah walk up to his mark at the start of the over you wouldn’t have thought so Because he didn’t seem to think so He looked as nonplussed and unencumbered as ever blowing air into his palms to dry the moisture out before gripping the ball and running in like it was any other day any other match This is what Bumrah thrives on after all This is where Bumrah comes into his own It had been a mixed kind of innings from Root till that point He had looked rather at ease while in the company of Ben Stokes With Stokes taking charge Root could focus on playing his natural game nudging and pushing balls around while running hard and getting the stroke-maker on strike But as Stokes left so did Root’s rhythm And coming into the final-over joust against Bumrah Root didn’t quite look at his comfortable best But the situation of the match still seemed to favour Root and England Unlucky Root Bumrah drew first blood though Root was trapped lbw even if replays showed that he had gotten an inside-edge before the ball hit pad In walked Moeen Ali He was greeted with a slower one that he got an under-edge to before scampering for a single It also meant Buttler was on strike He had struck Nehra for two mighty boundaries in the previous over to grab the initiative for his team Now was his chance to finish it off But all he could do was swing wildly and miss a perfectly bowled off-cutter that snuck from under his bat Now it was England who were under pressure Like he’s done so often in his young career Bumrah had quietly turned the match on its head He would tilt the scales completely with his next delivery as he followed up two slower deliveries with a full-paced length delivery that skidded past Buttler’s horizontal bat-face and crashed into the stumps Bumrah had now more or less sealed the game already But he laid the finishing touches in style by beating wild swings from both Chris Jordan and Ali to level the series for India Vintage Nehra Bumrah might have shown that he’s fast-turning into the MS Dhoni version of the last-over finisher with ball in hand But he and Nehra had commenced the turnaround much before the match got into the last over England needed 32 from their last four overs In some ways the match shouldn’t have even gone into a shootout But it is here that Nehra that showed his vintage class Long before Bumrah came along it was he that captain after captain had turned to whenever they needed someone calm under pressure to finish off a game Nehra had already played a role in pegging England back early with the new-ball He had dismissed openers Sam Billings and Jason Roy off consecutive deliveries But by the time he returned for this second spell Stokes seemed to be smashing his team towards a comfortable series win India needed him out of the way And like he does in these moments Nehra did just that He not only got rid of Stokes but also gave away only five runs Twenty-seven now off 18 All Root and Buttler could manage was a mere three runs with two coming off the sixth delivery But little did they know that Bumrah was just getting warmed-up He still had an even more sensational over up his sleeve one that made sure England will have to wait till Bangalore to see whether they go back with any silverware at all in tow For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: October 1 2015 9:57 am Jessica Biel is thankful her husband Justin Timberlake with whom she has five-month-old son Silas is supportive of her work including her new online sex education series (Source: AP) Related News Actress Jessica Biel has praised her Justin Timberlake for being an encouraging husband The 33-year-old actress is thankful her husband with whom she has five-month-old son Silas is supportive of her work including her new online sex education series reported Female First “Well he supports everything that I do and that’s why I think he’s a wonderful partner And we should just be able to talk and laugh and learn together” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shalini Gupta | Chandigarh | Published: October 31 2012 3:54 am Related News Rahul Sharma has seen the best and worst of cricket in the last year or so Success in IPL opened doors to the Indian dressing room and he did well for India in the ODIs and T-20s But just when he thought he had made it bigcame the controversy involving the Punjab leggie just after he played the last game for his IPL sidethe Pune Warriorsearlier this summer Picked up by Mumbai Police during an alleged rave party along with the South African Wayne Parnelland then testing positive for drug usageRahul also had to face the ignominy of being dropped from the Indian team for the World T-20 last month Rahul will have to pick up the threads and plot his comeback into the national side in the coming months The Ranji Trophy games will give him a chance to make an impression on the new national selection panel as well Speaking with SportlineRahul spoke about his experience on the India A tour to New Zealand and on the Ranji Trophy being a comeback tool for him: I have always maintained that I have not done anything wrong and I will continue to do so As far as my experience during the New Zealand tour goesit was difficult to bowl on the New Zealand pitches but then that was the ultimate challenge We will play against Hyderabad in the Ranji opener in the first week of November I hope to do well in the match ahead of the national team’s selection for the England series And even if I don’t make the cutI would stick to the guns and work hard on my performance in the season under Bhajji paaji’s captaincy?

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