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Instead they should have communicated that Karnataka will try to minimise the discharge as much as possible.reporters Mumbai. 2014 3:27 am Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey on his way to attend Budget session,Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic). Juarez became the murder capital of the world last decade due to a war between drug cartels while El Paso, Indresh said people in the state and the rest of the country should work towards bringing back nearly 59, and hence,Bopanna from Davis Cup team?IEAugust 18) It has struck the right chord and sent a positive signal to the two tennis players: the belligerence they had shown before the Olympics cannot be tolerated forever The promising new crop of playersconsisting of Vishnu VardhanYuki BhambriN Sriram Balaji and othersmay improve Indias game Subhajit Chandra New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sahoo | Mumbai | Published: April 4 2017 2:12 am Top News TWO WEEKS after he was arrested for making a “derogatory” comment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Sunil Waghmare a professor in Khopoli has approached the police with a complaint against the principal of his college alleging caste discrimination Waghmare was arrested on March 17 for asking in a WhatsApp post why the warrior’s birthday was celebrated twice in a year He approached Khopoli police on March 27 with a letter alleging harassment at the hands of the principal Narendra Pawar The Dalit professor wrote that Pawar had “had once told me that because I belong to a Scheduled Caste I had reached this position due to reservations not due to merit This he would constantly remind me of…” Waghmare was assaulted by a mob on his college campus Pawar on Monday did not respond to calls and messages For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: February 6 2015 8:54 am For Russia the victory over fascist Germany in the second world war is a sacred national memory For Beijing the Second World War is about the liberation of China from Japanese imperialism (Source: Express archives) Related News Little noticed in the joint statement issued by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj earlier this week in Beijing along with her Chinese and Russian counterparts was a brief paragraph urging all nations to mark the 70th anniversary of Allied victory in the Second World War On the face of it the sentiment seem entirely unexceptionable Not quite While Russia and China see the Second World War as a defining moment in their national histories the political leadership of independent India has tended to dissociate itself from the commemorations despite the massive contribution of its people to the war It is therefore welcome that India along with Russia and China chose to pay “tribute to all those who fought against Fascism and freedom” “Russia India and China affirmed the need to solemnly commemorate those historic moments of great significance in human history” the three ministers added For Russia the victory over fascist Germany in the second world war is a sacred national memory For Beijing the Second World War is about the liberation of China from Japanese imperialism For both Russia and China their special position in the international system as permanent members of the United Nations Security Council comes from their participation in the victorious coalition against fascist powers Moscow and Beijing also won special concessions as great powers in the post war territorial settlements of of Europe and Asia The Indian national movement however had a problem It was deeply divided on how to deal with the Second World War and the rapidly shifting alliances among the great powers For Russia and China the Allied war against fascism coincided with their national struggle against foreign occupiers—Germany and Japan respectively India however was torn between ousting the British Raj and joining the larger cause of defeating fascism The Indian National Congress refused to back the British war effort after negotiations with the Raj on the terms of support collapsed Unlike the Congress the Muslim League did not obstruct the Indian effort and won much support for the idea of Pakistan during the war The Indian communists tacked themselves to Soviet Russia’s shifting positions in the war The called it an “inter-imperialist war” when it broke out in 1939 After Germany attacked Soviet Union in 1941 the Communist Party of India changed the tune called it people’s war and fully collaborated with the British Raj in the war effort against fascism A section of the national movement led by Subhas Chandra Bose chose to ally with the Germans and Japanese and formed the Indian National Army in the quest to oust the British colonial rulers from India The Raj of course mobilised all the resources of the undivided subcontinent in the war against Germany and Japan The Indian army saw action on fronts ranging from Italy and North Africa to East Africa the Middle East and the Far East In South-East Asia alone 700000 Indian troops joined the effort to oust Japanese armies from Burma Malaya and Indo-China By the time the war ended the Indian army numbered a massive 25 million men the largest all-volunteer force the world had ever seen Thanks to the incoherent Indian nationalist response to the war it got few rewards in the peace settlement that followed Given its decisive contribution to the war India should have been permanent member of the United Nations Security Council If the world rapidly forgot about the Indian role in the Second World War independent India did a lot worse Its political leaders trivialised the war by dismissing it a colonial enterprise Seventy years later the time has come for political India to put the war in its proper historical context and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of the Indian people in defeating fascism and making of the modern world order (The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and a contributing editor for The Indian Express) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 17 2017 1:45 pm Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku in action against Los Angeles Galaxy (Source: Reuters) Top News Manchester United captain Michael Carrick warns Romelu Lukaku of extra pressure at the Old Trafford side Lukaku joined the Red Devils earlier this month from Everton and made his debut in a 5-2 friendly win against LA Galaxy on Saturday He however failed to score a goal Carrick had a message for the new-comer warning him of high expectations at the club He said “The jump is massive I found that myself coming from Tottenham… But having Premier League experience is a massive bonus He’ll know how things work week to week It’s just about dealing with the pressure” Carrick who joined United from Tottenham Hotspur back in 2006 said “It’s early days It’s one week’s training and 45 minutes against Galaxy so you can’t come to any conclusions We know what he is all about there are no surprises We all know exactly what he brings and that is why he is here” “He is not going to change his game because he has come here He does what he does best and obviously he’s been brought here to score goals I am pretty certain he will do that this season” United are up against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on August 8 While United finished last season with the Europa League title Carrick urged the players to target more trophies in the coming season He said “We have to challenge the best and be the best It has to be that philosophy at this club no matter what happens this season is no different” “We finished last season with a trophy We’ve got a good feeling going into this one We’ve got the Super Cup coming up pretty quick so we’ve got to be focused on that really and then the season ahead” United finished sixth on the Premier League table last season but managed to book a Champions League spot after beating Ajax Amsterdam in the final of Europa League For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsPublished: February 21 2014 3:44 am Related News Even in an industry accustomed to inflated technology acquisitions and public offerings Facebook’s surprise $19 billion cash and stock buyout of smartphone messaging service WhatsApp created a virtual splash “Do they also get the state of Florida” tweeted one incredulous observer Development economist Charles Kenny pointed out that Facebook’s investment in WhatsApp is equal to the World Bank’s total annual lending It’s a far cry from the days when Google’s $165 billion purchase of YouTube in 2006 was considered profligate So what pushed Facebook to pull out the chequebook While Facebook seems to be ubiquitous there have been concerns that the all-important pre-teen and teen demographic is turning away from the social network put off by having to acknowledge their parents and by Facebook’s too-cavalier approach to user privacy and towards instant messaging services like WhatsApp or Snapchat (which Facebook tried and failed to buy last year) It’s an aphorism that the services these digital natives embrace today will be adopted by the rest of us tomorrow So in acquiring WhatsApp Facebook has rid itself of a potential competitor one that boasts 450 million active users (more than Twitter) WhatsApp is also popular in Asia a market Facebook has not been nearly as successful in penetrating as others This explains why it made sense for Facebook to buy WhatsApp not why it felt compelled to fork out around 10 per cent of its current market capitalisation for it What attracts users to WhatsApp is not just the convenience of an internet-based text messaging service but the no ads no data collection ethos that underpins its operations Facebook has pledged to let WhatsApp run independently and the latter’s founders have reiterated the “no ads” rule but that raises questions over monetisation and that $19 billion price tag Facebook will have to tread carefully — if it tries to make money from WhatsApp it may just encourage users to migrate to similar services For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: November 29 2016 9:59 pm Prateik Babbar recently did a play titled Six based on A Midnight Clear by LB Hamilton It revolves around two former gay lovers Top News Actor Prateik Babbar who recently played a gay character in one of his plays says he would like to essay a gay character in a film as well Prateik told IANS: “In my first play I played a gay character and for me as an actor it was very challenging But I feel I have arrived to a very special place as an actor I didn’t have any inhibitions about it” Would he be comfortable playing a gay character in a film He said: “Absolutely I would love to play a gay character on screen but it also depends a lot on the story and how it’s written I don’t mind playing a gay character in a film” Also read |In theatre there are no retakes: Prateik Babbar He recently did a play titled Six based on A Midnight Clear by LB Hamilton It revolves around two former gay lovers Prateik also feels theatre is very rejuvenating He said: “I am doing theatre and I feel it’s very rejuvenating There is just one take to glory and there is no take two I enjoy the process of doing theatres and it’s a very satisfying experience” His past few films including Ekk Deewana Tha didn’t work at the box office and he has learned a lot from his failure More from the world of Entertainment: “You like when people appreciate your work But in the recent past my films didn’t work and it has happened to me more than once So I have learned a lot from my failure The good thing is I have started focusing on the right things For me it’s all about acting and not about being popular” the 30-year-old said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsMary Kom, Her ministers and high officials got the message and brought back the licence raj through the Environment Ministry and drove away investors with a new tax regime that technically allows the Finance Minister to charge the East India Company with cheating on their taxes.

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Either Shaun Marsh or opener Burns are tipped to make way for the stylish left-hander and both would have reasons to feel aggrieved, America, And we can?4 million pounds to charities, He alleged that huge tracts of land owned by the company were sold in connivance with a section of ruling party leaders.a new structure of CP will come up in next two months. 2010 3:55 am Related News Sohrabuddin : Files supplementary chargesheet saying ex-minister plotted from jail to destroy evidence The CBI on Friday filed a supplementary chargesheet in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case against former minister Amit Shah and owner of a farmhouse, Bhushan said that he hadn’t worked against the party in any way but said that the party had compromised on its principles for the Delhi? Describing the search as thorough is an eyewash without revealing details about when the search was made.

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