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The biggest challenge for us was to convince parents that their children can have an alternative career in sports. by paying tributes to parents. Bansal had been riding a wave of popularity after taking over as the Railways Minister, are demanding separate Vidarbha state. orchestrated the 4-0 thumping that India handed Puerto Rico in a friendly in Mumbai. A major share of this allowance would definitely not reach the intended beneficiaries. May the force be with you. where Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address over 50,caged parrot? There is no evidence to show that the CBI has impeded policy On the contraryit seems clear that the Centre has used the agency to its own ends Through most its existencethe CBI has not questioned government policy When it pursued high profile cases like 2G and the coal allocation controversyit was at the instance of the Supreme Court VS Jayaraman Chennai APROPOS Manmohan to CBI Dont call it crime if no evidence of wrongdoing (IENovember 11)the PM has finally explained his decision on coal block allocations He took a position and also spoke of the complexity of policy decisions This is the best way for the PM to make a case for himself He was not allowed to do so in Parliament since the opposition and sections of his own party have held the last few sessions hostage Nowthe PM has made his case not only to the CBI but to the entire country If he got the chance to express himself more oftenit would help the UPA in the next election Dhaval Trivedi Pune Missing in action THIS refers to the editorial Delhis abdication (IENovember 12) Whether it is failing to combat cross-border terrorism from Pakistan and incursions from China or the recent decision to skip the CHOGMthe UPAs mishandling of foreign affairs has become evident CurrentlyIndias foreign policy is going through a rough patchwith hostile neighbours like Pakistan and China increasing their influence in South Asia Our poorly articulated judgements have turned neighbours hostile The PMs skipping the CHOGM summit has sent out the wrong message about the Central governments authority It may give other nations at the CHOGM an opportunity to fuel discontent against India Gaurav Pant Lucknow Stamp of approval BY ISSUING a stamp in honour of Sachin Tendulkarthe government is making an exception for the second time The only other time they honoured a living legend was a stamp in 1980 for Mother Teresa But who knows what Sachin Tendulkar will be doing in future If he gets into controversieswill the government of the day reconsider the honour conferred on him Other athleteslike Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindrahave not been considered for the honour Neither has chess legend Viswanathan Anand KVenkataraman Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 26 2017 2:59 pm Actor Abhay Deol has written a new Facebook post sharing a news article when Nivea rendered an apology for its ‘racist ad Related News Abhay Deol is not an actor who would just follow the scripts given to him and go out to deliver dialogues penned by screenwriters He is one informed Bollywood star who has an opinion even if it means going against the flow So when he started an important debate against the fairness creams in India and bashing all B-town celebs who endorse them more than backlash he received support from every corner But looks like the issue which he triggered is having implications outside India Abhay in a Facebook post has shared how German company Nivea pulled down an ad for being ‘racist’ Skincare company Nivea’s Middle East Facebook page had sometime back posted an ad for its ‘White Is Purity’ deodorant which had the caption “Keep it clean keep it bright Don’t let anything ruin it” It didn’t take time for netizens to go full throttle and lash out at the brand for promoting white skin and being ‘racist’ The company to maintain its name was quick to pull down the ad and even rendered an apology Also read |Abhay Deol brings up the issue of racism takes a dig at SRK Deepika Padukone Sonam Kapoor for promoting fairness brands Sharing an article about the same Abhay has in his new Facebook post asks why India was so afraid in taking such bold steps towards slamming brands and even banning them if need be Is it because we are too caught up with consumerism Check out Abhay Deol’s post here Abhay wrote “Did you guys know that Nivea issued an apology for an ad after pulling it down Here’s part of the quote – “Diversity and inclusivity are crucial values of NIVEA We take pride in creating products that promote beauty in all forms Discrimination of any kind is simply not acceptable to us as a company as employees or as individuals” You think we as Indians can get an apology from the brands who are saying this everyday in our country Or maybe they don’t have such values Just a bottom line” See pics |When Ranbir Kapoor Kangana Ranaut Randeep Hooda and others strongly said NO to endorsing fairness creams Few weeks back Abhay had openly targeted a dozen Bollywood stars who have been a part of fairness creams’ endorsements Only Sonam Kapoor replied to his Facebook post For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: March 2 2017 12:53 am Sushil Mandi Top News Two days after Kolkata Police found Sushil Mandi the Jadavpur University student accused of molesting a fellow student he claimed he had “disappeared” because he was humiliated on account of caste Watch What Else is Making News “As an activist I took part in many programmes protesting sexual exploitation of women But the way I was branded a molester without due investigation was unprecedented and humiliating to say the least” he said “My lower caste background and this humiliation forced me to leave the campus and stay away from everything including my near and dear ones” On January 15 a 22-year-old female student posted on social media that she was molested While she did not name the person who did it a student group later accused and shamed Sushil Mandi On February 2 he went missing The next day his family filed an FIR against the girl and four others under sections pertaining to defamation abducion and SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act The case hasn’t been withdrawn and a police officer said “Right now investigation is still on in the case and we are tracking evidence If there’s evidence that he was targeted due to his caste we will take action” For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Published: January 29 2012 12:20 am Related News Squeezed between the Republic Day and the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhis assassinationthis Sunday must be rescued as an island free of hyperbole and hypocrisy Well may we extol the virtues of ahimsa but we have just surrendered to threats of violent rioting in Jaipur A Republic sixty-two years old is even now unsure of the freedoms it has bestowed upon its citizens and confused as to its identity During the mid 1950sI recall Pandit Nehru addressing a Conference of Newspaper Editors He advanced the interesting notion that Freedom of Speech and Expression had not been granted to good editors alone; it was most necessary for the bad editors too It would be easy to say that editors should use their freedoms responsibly and in national interest Of coursebad editors would do no such thing; they would print scurrilous articles But then who is to decide who is a good editor and who is bad If this is left to the governmentthen predictably only chamchas will survive as editors and the honest ones who spoke the truth to power would be hustled off to jail as bad editors misusing their freedoms Nehrus remarks are even more apt now than ever before I was struck by Justice Katju saying that Salman Rushdie was a poor and sub-standard writer who would have remained unknown except for his scurrilous book The Satanic Verses Thishe is quoted as saying is much more fundamental issue than merely banning him Of courseevery one is entitled to his own literary standards I hope the Booker Prize authorities take note of what Justice Katju has said and immediately withdraw the original Booker Prize for Midnights Children and its prize as Booker of Bookers of over 25 years But even a poor substandard writer deserves to be able to write and be read by such tasteless people who prefer him to better writers A writers freedom of expression and for all of us the freedom to read and write as we please is not granted on a quality adjusted basis This is not one of your IIT entrance exams where if you dont score 99 per centyou may as well jump in the lake The founding fathers of the Constitution of India gave all such freedoms without even setting a literacy test Of course the freedom to read implies the freedom not to read if you dont like someones writing It does not imply prohibition on all from reading something which a minority does not approve of Over the sixty-two yearsIndia has encouraged the articulation of several identities among its citizens This can only be a good thing But some identities especially religious ones are being privileged This is paradoxically because of the insistence that India is a secular state Indian secularism treats its citizens as belonging to certain identified religious communities and enjoins others to respect the sensitivities of each such community But then who is to decide which sensitivities are worthy of more respect and which less The taking of insults over the most trivial matterbe it a Bollywood film songor the dress worn by some group or a biography of some historical figure has become a large scale industry PILs are used as a way of blackmailing those who some people do not approve of Mob violence and political party muscle is enough for the State to abdicate its responsibility The worst effect of privileging religious or caste groups is that if I am born in one of those groups but wish to reject that identityI cannot seek protection from the state But for an apostate Muslim as for a Muslim divorceeit is the religious gatekeepers who police if they can enjoy their fundamental rights All his life Gandhiji was criticised by orthodox Hindus for the simplicity and ecumenical nature of his religious beliefs He was finally killed by a fellow Hinduwho was hanged for his crime If Salman Rushdie had come to Jaipur and been shot by one of the many Muslim gangswould his killer have been triedif caughtand hanged if convicted Do I need to ask For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsVostochny: Russia said it had lost contact Tuesday with a weather satellite just hours after it was launched from its Vostochny cosmodrome in only the second rocket liftoff from the new spaceport The glitch was a fresh embarrassment for the Kremlin and emblematic of problems plaguing Russia’s beleaguered space programme which has suffered a series of setbacks over recent years experts said Apart from the Meteor weather satellite the rocket carried 18 payloads from institutions and companies in Canada the United States Japan Germany Sweden and Norway The Souyz-2 spacecraft with Meteor-M satellite and 18 additional small satellites launches from Russia’s new Vostochny cosmodrome near the town of Tsiolkovsky in Amur region Russia November 28 Reuters "During the first scheduled communication session with the space vehicle contact has not been established because it is not on its planned orbit" the Russian space agency Roscosmos said Roscosmos representatives declined to provide further comment saying only that specialists were looking to determine the cause of the problem But an industry source speaking to Interfax news agency chalked up the glitch to a human error saying that the rocket booster and the satellite had likely tumbled into the Atlantic Ocean "According to preliminary data there was a mistake in the flight task of the carrier rocket and the Frigate booster" the source was quoted as saying President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he did not have immediate information about the cause of the accident Marking another milestone after the inaugural liftoff last year the Soyuz rocket carrying the weather satellite and other payloads took off at 2:41 pm (0541 GMT) from far eastern Russia Roscosmos said after the liftoff that "all the initial stages of the rocket’s flight went according to plan" National television broadcast live footage of the launch showing the rocket taking off into a grey sky in the Amur region near the Chinese border ‘Flight to Jupiter’ The first launch from Vostochny spaceport took place in April 2016 with Putin overseeing the takeoff It represented a major development for the country’s space sector with the new cosmodrome touted to mark a rebirth of an industry plagued by a string of embarrassments The first satellite launch had been scheduled for late 2015 but setbacks forced authorities to review the timetable The Kremlin’s goal is to ease Russia’s dependence on Baikonur in Kazakhstan a launchpad Moscow has been forced to rent since the collapse of the Soviet Union Russia is also home to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the north which is used for satellite launches and missile testing But Vostochny like Baikonur is closer to the equator making launches cheaper and more energy-efficient The new cosmodrome currently has one launchpad for the Soyuz the only rocket being used for manned space flights Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin who was in Vostochny for the liftoff chaired a meeting Tuesday addressing the next construction phase to build a reinforced launchpad for the new Angara rocket "This is work in the interests of (reaching) Mars" Rogozin was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies "This is a flight to Jupiter and so on" The launch of the Angara which is being tested to replace the ageing Proton workhorse rockets is scheduled for 2021 Moscow hopes that the Angara will also play a role in helping create the infrastructure of a spaceport in lunar orbit as Russia and the United States agreed in September to cooperate on a NASA-led project to push further into the solar system The third launch from Vostochny is scheduled for December 22 ‘As good as Ladas’ Construction on the new spaceport began in 2012 but has been marred by labour disputes corruption scandals and delays Independent space expert Vadim Lukashevich said Russia’s once mighty space industry has been beset by numerous problems including lax quality control at production facilities and a bungled reform of the national space agency "This is stagnation There are no breakthroughs" he told AFP pointing out that Roscosmos was currently headed by Igor Komarov who formerly headed AvtoVAZ the maker of clunky Lada cars "Our rockets right now are as good as the Ladas" In October Russia successfully launched from Plesetsk a European satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth’s atmosphere the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun’s radiation “Lagta hai kal raat party der tak chali” says Virender Sehwag in a Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) related commercial on TV “Chalo” he gives a call to the driver of the team bus — in mock annoyance — to leave for the ground as his overseas stars fail to report on time On 14 May at Pune after failing to make it to the playoffs of IPL 2017 he looked a tad more than annoyed at the overseas batsmen for letting KXIP down in a vital game They had had an outside chance of making it to the playoffs if they had won with Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and KXIP then finishing with 16 points each Seventy-three all out in 155 overs was no fighting total even on a sluggish track And rightly the Pune batsmen made light work of it chasing the score down in 12 overs thus taking second position on the league table behind the Mumbai Indians (MI) At a presser after the match Sehwag who is chief of cricket operations for KXIP castigated Glenn Maxwell along with Eoin Morgan Martin Guptill and Shaun Marsh for their meek surrender in a pressure game Not known to mince words he said that he had expected the more experienced foreign players to play for a major part of the 20 overs and not leave it to their inexperienced Indian counterparts to fight it out IPL’s Phase I which lasted 10 years ends this May Illustration courtesy Austin Coutinho Franchises don’t depend on overseas batsmen anymore The ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ may have said this in a moment of despair but then he could have handled things a little more sensitively His overseas batsmen — including Hashim Amla (420 runs in 10 matches) Maxwell (310 runs in 14 matches) and Marsh (264 runs in 9 matches) — had served the team well till then The Indian batsmen closest to them in KXIP were Wriddhiman Saha (234 from 14 matches) Manan Vora (229 from 11 matches) and Axar Patel (227 from 14 matches) A glance at the performances of Indian batsmen in IPL 2017 from the four teams that qualified for the playoffs dispels the myth that franchises have to depend on their foreign recruits to win matches for them any longer MI’s top five batsmen for instance included Parthiv Patel Nitish Rana and Rohit Sharma along with Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler For the Pune outfit Rahul Tripathi Ajinkya Rahane and Manoj Tiwary were up there with Steve Smith and Ben Stokes Gautam Gambhir Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa have dominated the batting for KKR this season and for the Hyderabad franchise besides David Warner Moises Henriques and Kane Williamson Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh have made big contributions Out of the 20 top performing batsmen in IPL 2017 before the playoffs 13 were Indians Therefore KXIP to start with had their priorities wrong at the auction table and could perhaps have done with better strategies at matches ‘See the ball hit the ball’ was Sehwag’s batting philosophy In that sense his batsmen did not do much wrong Virender Sehwag who has won the hearts of millions of fans with his witty tweets could perhaps have used a bit of humour to get his message across Overseas players — like it or lump it — are an essential ingredient of IPL’s business model and are one of the reasons for its huge success Now Sehwag has the right to express his frustration in public — whether in the heat of the moment or not What was uncalled for however was the reaction of his fans on social media Some tweeps even went to the extent of labelling foreign players in IPL as ‘mercenaries’ These extreme reactions reek of arrogance and that is one reason why players coaches and administrators have to be careful about what they say to their followers Sensitive times for Indian cricket These are sensitive times for Indian cricket The game is now run by an ad hoc committee on the recommendations of the Lodha Commission This happened following charges of large-scale corruption betting and match-fixing —besides power-games being played The BCCI bosses had money and power just the ingredients required for corruption and more importantly arrogance Indian cricket now needs to be handled more sympathetically in every way There can be no place for haughtiness in either its administration or in its conduct Take for instance the revenue-sharing fiasco at the ICC level: The cricket crazy country contributes around two-thirds of the revenues that the International Cricket Conference (ICC) generates Yet when it came to getting a bigger pie in the revenue-sharing model of ICC recently the proposal was shot down by 9 votes to 1 One may view those who ditched India on this issue as ‘green-eyed monsters’ but then the fact remains that a more sensitive handling of India’s concerns could have served BCCI’s cause better Is IPL being blackballed It was reported recently that Cricket Australia (CA) in all its wisdom has offered some of their best players bigger three-year contracts to woo them away from the IPL These players include Steve Smith David Warner Mitchell Starc Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke however felt that it would be difficult for CA to entice players with bigger contracts because they enjoy the atmosphere at IPL matches But one never knows Australian players are a force to reckon with in IPL and an exodus for any reason could hurt the event massively There were 37 of them on the auctions list for IPL 2017 There are also three coaches from Down Under in the IPL and quite a few on the support staff of various franchises Cricketers Down Under are already at loggerheads with their association for fatter pay-packets and better terms of contract Darren Lehmann the Australian coach felt that the issues would soon be resolved and that the imbroglio would not affect the Ashes series this Australian summer During IPL 2017 a few players from England too believed that they would be better off playing on the County circuit rather than warming their butts on IPL benches Jason Roy one of the most exciting players in the Gujarat Lions’ line up preferred to leave early and play matches for Surrey Andrew Strauss England’s director of cricket considers managing the workload of England players was important because of the ensuing Champions Trophy followed by seven Tests and a busy winter in Australia and New Zealand The Pakistan cricket Board has made it clear that none of their players would participate in the IPL until Indo-Pak ties get better politically Of course franchises would prefer it that way because of issues related to holding matches in certain cities opposed to players from across the border Players from Australia England South Africa New Zealand the West Indies Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have brought in the overseas glamour to IPL The best international players taking part in the 45-day event has brought in the crowds the TV channels and with it the dough Just imagine an IPL season with only Indian players in the line ups and you will know why being sensitive to the needs of international cricket will be to India’s advantage Phase II of IPL will need re-engineering Phase I of IPL was a 10-year plan which ends this May The T20 event has become popular and grown beyond recognition during this decade because it was built around a well thought out business model It has also made most people involved with the game richer than they would ever have dreamed of during one lifetime While drawing up plans for the next five years of IPL – Phase II – the various powers that be will do well to plan ahead for all kinds of contingencies including a possible blackballing of the event by vested interests Overseas players involved in different franchises would naturally look for more participation and greater responsibility in future Rules possibly could be tweaked to make this possible IPL has unearthed some great domestic talent over the years but franchises would do well to work more at the grass root level to create and nurture talent A thought could also be given to the comforts that should be provided to the paying customer And finally those in charge of Indian cricket will also do well to rid Indian cricket of ‘arrogance’ and deal with day-to-day cricketing issues with a much greater sensitivity The author is a former fast bowler writer caricaturist and mental toughness trainer Turkey’s Erdogan says some journalists nurture terrorism through writing | Reuters World Reuters Jan 05 2018 23:04:02 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jan 05 2018 23:04 PM | Updated Date: Jan 05 2018 23:04 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See London: Jason Gillespie has no doubt Joe Root is the right man to captain England after overseeing his development with county side Yorkshire Root is currently England’s vice-captain and is the overwhelming favourite to replace Alastair Cook who resigned as Test skipper on Monday File picture of Joe Root AFP But fears have been expressed that captaincy will damage Root’s batting with former England off-spinner Graeme Swann insisting even the vice-captaincy has already been a burden as the 26-year-old is no longer "the cheeky dynamic joie de vivre-type player he was two or three years ago" Gillespie himself a former Australia fast bowler is convinced however that those fears are groundless after observing Root’s development during five years as Yorkshire coach "I understand the point he’s trying to make" said Gillespie who returned to Australia last year for family reasons told The Guardian "And no one wants Joe to lose his swagger or that inherent cheekiness but this is a guy who is maturing all the time He’s played 53 Tests he’s 26 years old and he is ready to go" added Gillespie whose successful time at Headingley included guiding Yorkshire to back-to-back County Championship titles "During my time in England I picked up a slight reluctance to give young guys leadership responsibility But looking at the set-up I don’t think there are any other candidates more qualified to take the role on than Joe Root" ‘Risk-taking a must’ While Root has only led Yorkshire in three Championship matches Gillespie said a brief stint as acting skipper against Surrey last year convinced him of his tactical acumen "Our captain Andrew Gale went off for a few overs to see the physio Joe took over and immediately brought himself on to bowl "That might seem like a bit of bravado but he simply weighed up the situation There were two left-handers (Kumar Sangakkara and Steven Davies) at the crease our main spinner Adil Rashid turns the ball into them so let’s try something different "He changed the field brought catchers in and lo and behold he picked up both wickets inside four overs "That was the kind of captaincy move that told me Joe won’t be a guy who lets the game meander He will be a leader who is always thinking two steps ahead Meanwhile England great Geoffrey Boycott renowned as a stubbornly defensive opening batsman told the Daily Telegraph that "Root has to be more adventurous than Alastair Cook" "Being careful is OK up to a point but imagination flair and taking a risk are absolute musts" added the Yorkshireman who was England captain briefly in 1978 Root played for the same Sheffield Collegiate club as Michael Vaughan who also had limited captaincy experience before becoming a successful England skipper "When Michael was appointed England captain he had not been captain of Yorkshire. Yet he was brilliant because he was innovative" said Boycott If Root were to succeed Cook he would be joining fellow contemporary star batsmen Virat Kohli (India) Steve Smith (Australia) and Kane Williamson (New Zealand) as a Test captain "It reminds me of the 1980s where we had the four great all-rounders – Ian Botham Richard Hadlee Kapil Dev and Imran Khan — all competing on the world stage" said Gillespie "This decade we’ve got four great batsmen in Joe Root Steve Smith Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson and with them now all leading their countries provided Root gets the job to me it seems a similarly exciting time to be a cricket fan

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