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Muslim appeasement?implying it was done with an eye on the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 Compiled by Ravish Tiwari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsJammu: In Kashmir there were 72 cases of people beating up innocents on the suspicion of them being braid-choppers and cases would be registered against all those who took law into their own hands Director General of Police (DGP) Dr SP Vaid said on Monday File image of SP Vaid Wikimedia Commons He also said if needed those accused of beating up the innocent would be slapped with Public Safety Act (PSA) but no innocent person being branded as braid-chopper by the public on suspicion would be booked "In 72 cases (of braid chopping) people took law into their own hands and beat up the innocent (in Kashmir Valley)" Vaid told PTI Asserting that FIRs would be lodged in all the 72 cases he said "The police will deal with miscreants sternly" The DGP said police would not book any innocent person and in cases where an innocent person have been handed over to the police by the public on the suspicion of being a braid-chopper police authorities should tell the facts to the media clearly Vaid said all districts now have Special Investigation Teams (SITs) and officials from Social Welfare and Health department have been involved in it The health department should depute teams to meet braid-chopping victims and probe the matter he said The DGP said "It (braid-chopping incidents) took place in many parts of northern India and then it was reported in Jammu Such cases were also reported in south central and north Kashmir" "But the difference is that in Kashmir there are elements who do not want peace and normalcy" Vaid said adding such elements were trying to exploit people’s sentiments to trigger unrest By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 28 2017 2:27 am Top News A 23-year-old national-level diver allegedly committed suicide in her one-room flat in Worli Naka area on Thursday police said Tanika Dhara worked as a junior clerk with Western Railway and had won a silver medal in the 70th National Aquatics Games in Kerala According to N M Joshi Marg police she hanged herself from the window grille A case of accidental death has been registered Watch What Else Is Making News: “On Thursday Dhara’s friend tried to call her When she did not answer after repeated attempts the friend visited her home and broke open the door” an officer said According to the police Dhara left no suicide note behind “It is a case of suicide We are inquiring with her friends about possible reasons” the officer added Dhara lived in alone in a flat on Ganpat Rao Kadam Marg Her parents reportedly live in Kolkata and have been informed about her death She had joined the WR in 2015 and had chosen not to live in government quarters officers said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: April 27 2015 12:25 am President Ashraf Ghani’s visit provides India the opportunity to do a reality check recalibrate ties with Afghanistan Related News Ashraf Ghani has been president of Afghanistan for seven months and has visited the US Pakistan and China prior to this week’s visit to India In contrast to his predecessor Hamid Karzai he has reached out to Pakistan to help negotiate a settlement with the Taliban He has also reciprocated China’s advances aimed at playing a bigger role in the fragile Afghan peace process and towards investing in the economy of the strife-torn country This has left India marginalised in the developing situation in that country with proposals of a strategic partnership with Afghanistan during Karzai’s stint now being moved to a backburner Karzai had in fact requested India in 2013 to provide military equipment including helicopters field guns and battle tanks The UPA government dragged its feet and eventually Ghani withdrew the requests The first top-level meeting between the leaders of the two countries since the change of government in both capitals provides the BJP government an opportunity to reshape its Afghan policy according to the evolving situation India will be handing over three light helicopters to Afghanistan during Ghani’s visit This sends the signal that India is ready to provide more military equipment to Afghanistan even if it is only of the non-lethal kind Another major item on the agenda has to be the final approval of a transit agreement involving India Afghanistan and Iran using Chabahar an Iranian port developed with Indian help This provides India more reliable access to landlocked Afghanistan — and on to Central Asia — in comparison to the one through Pakistan With Iran having signed the P5+1 deal it is important India clinches this transit agreement during Ghani’s visit Delhi should be wary of China’s emerging role in Afghanistan A month after Ghani’s visit to Beijing in October last year China hosted a team headed by Qari Din Mohammad leader of the Taliban team based in Qatar In February the Chinese foreign minister declared in Islamabad that China would “provide necessary facilitation at any time if it is required by various parties in Afghanistan” India should be supportive of China’s role as long as it brings peace and stability to the region But if it threatens Delhi’s historical and cultural ties with Kabul or provides a bigger role to radical Islamist forces in the region the Indian government must draw the line Ghani’s visit provides Prime Minister Narendra Modi the opportunity to make this amply clear For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsVijayawada: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday vowed to strengthen the party in every village and booth in Andhra Pradesh to make the state the strongest fort of the party in south India In remarks which could ring the alarm bells in BJP’s ally Telugu Desam Party (TDP) he said he would be after Andhra Pradesh till BJP strengthens in every village and booth Addressing a meeting of booth-level workers of the party he said of 42000 polling booths in the state the BJP has formed its committees in 25000 booths File image of BJP chief Amit Shah PTI "Last year when I came here I had said Andhra Pradesh will become BJP stronghold Today I want to say in entire south India if there is one state where it will be the strongest it would be Andhra Paradesh" he said Shah described the meeting in Vijayawada as the beginning of BJP’s victory march in Andhra Pradesh and exuded the confidence it would prove a milestone in the history of the state While noting that the BJP is sharing power with the TDP in the state and it has two ministers in the cabinet Shah made it clear that the BJP would continue to strengthen itself in the state He announced he would visit the state again in August for three days for booth-level review Claiming the BJP-led NDA government provided Rs 175 lakh crore assistance to Andhra Pradesh in the last three years he appealed to people to accord a historic welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrives in Visakhapatnam in July Former Union minister D Purandeswari who is also the sister-in-law of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu translated Shah’s speech in Telugu The BJP has just four members in 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly The BJP chief clarified that Andhra Pradesh could not be given special category status because of the report of 14th Finance Commission which was constituted by the previous Congress-led government He however claimed the NDA government found a way out by announcing special package for the state He said under the special package Andhra Pradesh would get the same assistance which it would have received with special category status "There will not be loss of even one rupee" he said Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said in the country’s history no other state received such a huge assistance from the central government in such a short period Railway minister Suresh Prabhu BJP’s Andhra Pradesh unit President K Haribabu and other leaders were also present Jammu:Pakistani troops on Thursday violated ceasefire twice in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir as they resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from across the border targeting forward posts and villages an official said The Indian troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) retaliated the firing but there was no immediate report of any casualty the official said He said the small arms firing from Pakistani side was reported for nearly three hours in the morning in three villages of Digwar sector causing panic among the border residents The firing from across the border again started Thursdayevening at Khari Karmara sector in Poonch and the exchange of firing between the two sides was continuing when last reports were received he said The nearby Rajouri district witnessed a heavy exchange of firing between Indian and Pakistani Army after the latter initiated the firing in Nowshera sector Representational image Reuters The latest violation of the ceasefire agreement from Pakistan comes a few days after their troops opened fire on an Indian Army patrol killing a Major and three soldiers in Keri sector of Rajouri district on 23 December On 24 December Pakistani troops had also targeted forward posts and villages in Shahpur sector of Poonch district for nearly four hours but there was no report of any casualty The Indian troops also killed three Pakistani soldiers and injured another in retaliatory action at Rukh Chakri sector in Rawlakot on 25 December Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a total of 881 ceasefire violations this year highest in past seven years along the LoC and the International Border (IB) resulting in the death of 34 people According to officials Pakistan has violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir 771 times till 10 December and 110 times along theInternational Border till November-end In these incidents of firing from across the border 30 people 14 Army personnel 12 civilians and four BSF personnel were killed The truce between India and Pakistan along the International Border the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir came into force in November 2003 India shares a 3323-kilometre-long border with Pakistan of which 221 kilometre of the International Border and 740 kilometre of the LoC fall in Jammu and Kashmir In 2016 there were 449 incidents of ceasefire violations in which 13 civilians and 13 government forces personnel were killed and 83 civilians and 99 security personnel were injured Bengaluru: After being reportedly pulled up by party president Amit Shah the Karnataka BJP announced a week-long agitation against the state government on Monday particularly against power minister DK Shivakumar over "corruption" Various properties linked to Shivakumar were raided by the Income Tax department for three consecutive days earlier this month "The BJP will launch a week-long statewide agitation fromWednesday against the Congress government in general and DK Shivakumar in particular on the issue of corruption" state party chief BS Yeddyurappa said in a statement File image of Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar Twitter/@dks7 He added that the saffron party had taken a serious note of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah not taking any action against the minister in the wake of the IT raids "The government has always beentolerant towards corruption and corrupt people" Yeddyurappa said Shah who is on a three-day visit to Karnataka which concludes today has reportedly expressed his disappointment with the state BJP leaders over their silence on the "failures" of the state government and on the IT raids Asserting that the BJP had always been a party committed toprobity in public life and which believed in providing a corruption-free administration Yeddyurappa said Karnataka had unfortunately become "synonymous with corrupt administration" and earned the epithet ofbeing the "most corrupt government" in the country Pointing out that Siddaramaiah had not removed any of his ministers who had become "tainted" due to corruption charges the state BJP chief said the agitation would take the form of dharnas rallies torch-light processions (by the BJP Yuva Morcha) and silent-protest marches (by the Mahila Morcha) These would be held at the state district and taluk levels and a memorandum would also be submitted to the governor deputy commissioners and tahsildars he said In a swoop down that stirred a huge political controversy the IT department on 2 August began raiding various properties linked to Shivakumar who hosted 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs at a resort on the city outskirts reportedly to forestall alleged "poaching" attempts by the BJP in the run-up to the RajyaSabha polls in that state IT officials said they had seized cash and jewellery worth over Rs 15 crore during the raids at about 66 places across the country The department is yet to issue an official statement on the outcome of the raids Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday launched a blistering attack on the Narendra Modi government for not fulfilling its promise to accord special category status to Bihar which is posing as a great impediment to big ticket investment in the state He tore into the Centre’s argument that there was no provision for providing special category status as there was no mention of it in the 14th Finance Commission’s recommendations Nitish Kumar AFP "Its in your hand whether to keep some provision or not" Kumar said at an interactive session with mediapersons here as part of the programme "Breakfast with the CM" "You talked about providing special status to Bihar but while time to fullfill it comes ‘ulta kalaam’ (pen in reverse direction) runs" Kumar said as a match to PM’s barb at him recently that while "Ganga (of development) was flowing from the Centre the head of the state of Bihar is holding his ‘lota ulta’ (keeping pitcher in reverse manner)" The CM’s comments was in the context of Union Minister of State for Planning Rao Indrajit Singh’s reply in Parliament in the just completed monsoon session that there was no provision for providing special category status to Bihar and others Kumar again stressed the need for special category status to Bihar and said policy support from the Centre could help Bihar take a "big jump" in development Special category status would be an important poll issue of Kumar in the coming Bihar election The Bihar CM also raised the DNA barb of the PM and earlier to that of Union Surface Transport minister Nitin Gadkari that "casteism is in DNA of Bihar" "These people coming from outside and making denigrating remarks on Bihar.this has hurt the pride of Bihar and must be stopped" Kumar said Asked about his strong reaction to DNA barb has been seen as a reactionary step Kumar said "it means we can not even protest any insult on us Anybody can come from outside and make any insulting comments and when we try to give reply to their approach it is to ask us to shut up" Dwelling on Gadkari’s "Casteism in Bihar DNA" comment Kumar shot back "tell me where there is no casteism in the Indian sub continent" "Those who are making casteism remarks should be asked if it did not prevail in their state" he said adding in Gujarat Patel and Patidar castes were making demand for reservation "Though its not a good thing in India political formulation is based on caste system.its not justified to say that only Bihar is gripped with casteism" he said PTI By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: May 13 2017 5:47 am Top News Naseemuddin Siddiqui Friday recorded his statement at Hazratganj police station here in a case lodged against him in connection with abusive slogans shouted during a protest against BJP leader Dayashankar Singh in July last year The protest was organised after Singh had compared Mayawati to a prostitute and derogatory remarks were allegedly made against Singh’s minor daughter and his wife “The protest was held on the orders of the Maharani (Mayawati)” PTI quoted Siddiqui as saying He declined to divulge details about his statement to the police The BJP leader’s wife Swati Singh recently won elections from Lucknow’s Sarojininagar seat and is a minister with independent charge in the Adityanath government The case was registered against Siddiqui and other BSP workers on her complaint For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Editorial | Published: July 29 2016 12:05 am Top News It has been a week since the Indian Air Force’s AN-32 transport aircraft went missing on its way from Chennai to Port Blair Despite extensive efforts by the government no clue about the missing twin-engine aeroplane has been found so far Besides ships of the navy and the coast guard and aeroplanes of the IAF navy and the coast guard a submarine of the navy has also been diverted to the area to locate the missing aircraft Satellites have been pressed into service along with the specialised ships of the Geological Survey of India and the National Institute of Ocean Technology — to little avail The task of finding a clue on the surface or inside the water where the seabed is at a depth of 3500 metres is extremely challenging Moreover since the Russian-built aircraft dropped off the radar 45 minutes into its three-hour-long scheduled flight the area of search has been expanded to four-and-half-lakh square kilometres Records show that the aircraft did not have any known faults nor was the pilot able to send an emergency signal to the airbase The AN-32 aircraft may have been inducted into service three decades ago but this particular aeroplane was upgraded only last year In any case AN-32 has been a reliable workhorse of the IAF with an excellent safety record It will perhaps continue to be in service for another two decades which makes it incumbent to draw the right lessons from this incident This incident has raised questions about the adequacy of radar coverage between the Indian mainland and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands The radar at Chennai Air Traffic Control picked up the missing aircraft suddenly going down from a height of 23000 feet only after it replayed the recording four hours later Beyond preventing the loss of a military aircraft and valuable human lives it raises concerns about the quality of surveillance over a strategically significant part of India’s maritime space China has been asserting itself in India’s neighbourhood and contesting India in the regional waters India’s traditional advantage over the Chinese navy has reduced considerably in the last decade and such incidents can send wrong signals to the Chinese Modern technological tools are now available to keep India’s maritime space under watch While the government appears to be sparing no effort to locate the missing aircraft in the long run it must devote more resources towards actively monitoring India’s strategic maritime space For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News perhaps, “I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson. producers, says Khatoon, The Brazilian opened the scoring before Michy Batshuayi bagged a hat-trick and Charly Musonda sealed Chelsea’s passage to the fourth round, has publicly identified himself as Bitcoins creator Satoshi Nakamoto. “Football provides with the inspiration.this belief in the Congress? 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