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who last won in Japan in 2008, “I wouldn’t be surprised (if he quit) but hopefully that’s not the case, (Source: AP) Top News Australia’s tempestuous talent Nick Kyrgios has the potential to be a future grand slam champion but could just as easily be lost to the sport if he fails to get the support he needs, For all the latest Lucknow News, “How will the government be able to spend additional over Rs 27, Anand?only 44 met the criteria fixed by the NCTE A Committe appointed by the Supreme Court has recommended that 249 Diploma in Teachers? ? I am also ready to dole out extra money, he added For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vivek Deshpande | Published: July 27 2012 12:16 am Related News The Supreme Courts ban on tourism in core wildlife areas has jolted the very idea of tiger conservation If it is implementedall of Indias tiger sanctuaries will become the preserve of a few government servantswho have an extremely poor record of accountability In one strokethe SC judgment has robbed tourism of one of its most valued attractions It is sad that those whose tax remittances have funded conservation will be deprived of the right to see the tiger where it has the greatest probability of being sighted Ironicallythe ban is least guaranteed to achieve what it aims to saving the tiger The animal will lose the human eyes and ears that serve as its most conscientious monitors The attention it gets from tourists has also forced the countrys generally lackadaisical tiger conservation establishment to do its bit If the ban comes to passit will not be long before the people of India lose interest in the tiger there is no grief for what one cant see It would be the most unforgivable folly to rob the tiger of its most ardent and vociferous supporters The SC judgment is apparently in tune with the new tiger protection regimebut the idea and philosophy of banning tourism in core areas is both fallacious and self-defeating If the situation is so alarming that tourism must be banned to protect the tigerthen people must know what data the SC has been provided with to buttress its ruling The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has made no bones about the fact that it supports the idea of taking tourists out of core areas Howeverof lateit is believed to have grudgingly agreed to keep some of those areas open The SC will consider that on August 28when the next hearing takes place So the jury is still out on the peoples right to see tiger in core areas In any casedoes the tiger protection establishment now accept that it has failed in conservation efforts all these years and wants to try banning tourists in a desperatelast-ditch effort to save the big cat The NTCAs tiger philosophy has often been a bundle of contradictions Along with a few tiger expertsit has always advocated the source-sink theory According to advocates of this theorytiger habitat is divided into two water-tight compartments source and sink The source is the core area where their numbers are stable (since they are well-protected) and where more of them can be accommodated The sink is the area outside the corewhere they are unlikely to survive Many tiger watchers on the ground have ridiculed this theoryciting many viableself-sustaining tiger populations in non-protected areas outside the core Here are two questions for the NTCA and its advisors: firstif you think that the core has a stable tiger population despite decades of tourism then why this alarm now Secondif there are no viable tiger populations in the outlying areas now called the buffers what purpose will these areas serve for tourism Many conservationists shudder at the thought of what will happen to the tiger reserves in the absence of tourists Forest departments across the country have always been low on credibility There is evidence of how reserve managers from the top to the bottom of the official hierarchy have been negligent and connived with poachers to rob India of hundreds of its tigers There are also examples of viable wildlife populations outside these so-called protected areasin spite of there being no protection regime in place there Soif we dont need tourismdo we need the forest establishment Lets not forget that it was criminal neglect by the forest departmentand not tourismthat was responsible for the disappearance of tigers from SariskaRanthambore and Panna If the department could be so lax in spite of so many eyes watching themit is anybodys guess what will happen now that those eyes have been forced shut We may now see the annual ritual of the tiger census conducted in total isolation by an establishment low on credibility It even discourages NGOs from participating in the newscientifically rigorous mark recapture and line transect method of conducting the census Only the forest department staff and experts will now conduct it and the general tax-payer will not be able to verify those claims on the ground So next yeardont be surprised on being told that your being made persona non-grata in Indias protected wildlife reserves has led to a robust addition to its tiger population For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 2 2017 12:42 pm Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie Raag Desh based on the infamous Indian National Army (INA) trials in Second World War era will hit the theatres this May Top News Director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie Raag Desh based on the infamous Indian National Army (INA) trials in Second World War era will hit the theatres this May The period film features Kunal Kapoor Amit Sadh and Mohit Marwah in lead roles “We (RSTV) commissioned the film and the movie is now ready and will release in May” Rajya Sabha TV CEO Gurdeep Singh Sappal told PTI It recreates the Indian National Army (INA) Trials or The Red Fort Trials of 1940s Colonel Prem Sehgal Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon and Major General Shah Nawaz Khan officers in the British Indian Army taken prisoners of war in Malaya Singapore and Burma respectively were court-martialled in the capital at the trials held at the Red Fort The three men were charged with treason and torture and even case of murder was slapped on them More from the world of Entertainment: Several lawyers led by Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru were part of the defence counsel It is learned that the actors also met the family membersof INA officers to prepare for their roles “Besides ‘Raag Desh’ we have also commissioned a film on the war history of Indian Armed Forces which would be helmed by Shyam Benegal Research for this project is done and very soon the actual work would begin” Sappal said “We have also proposed another project on the integration of the Indian states by Sardar Patel But we are still working out its viability” he said Asked about new documentary projects for RSTV channel Sappal also the Editor-in-Chief of the network said “We hadinvited documentary proposals from the public First we got a not-so-good response and then we finally shortlisted about 30 of them out of which we have okayed only 19 of them for telecast” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Aniruddha Ghosal | New Delhi | Published: June 26 2017 4:46 am Delhi Assembly (Express Photo File) Related News The special committee formed by the Delhi Assembly to probe the alleged 2002 CNG-fitness case has found that “officers are reluctant to share information” and that only “selective files” are being shared This has prompted the committee to summon the Law Secretary and the Chief Secretary on Tuesday sources said The Special Inquiry Committee on the CNG-fitness scam — formed by the AAP in October 2016 — is headed by AAP MLA Rajesh Gupta and include AAP MLAs Somnath Bharti and Rituraj as members It is probing the alleged irregularities in awarding of contracts to check the fitness of CNG kits to commercial vehicles by the Transport Department in 2002 Though the committee has been relatively dormant things changed last week admitted party leaders Now a flurry of three summons to officers in four days has led the committee to believe that “officers are reluctant to share information” Sources said the officers are “citing the need to consult the law department or the L-G while bypassing the elected representatives of the government” while also “selectively sharing files with the committee” The first chargesheet in this Rs 100-crore case was filed in September 2016 Although initially a part of AAP’s arsenal against the ruling-Congress government AAP had also used the issue to attack the silence of the BJP-led central government on the issue Things have changed since then Most recently the ACB sought legal counsel before naming Rajendra Kumar former principal secretary to CM Arvind Kejriwal in their chargesheet Kumar was arrested in July last year but was later granted bail by the CBI in an alleged case of criminal conspiracy to cause a loss of Rs 12 crore to the Delhi government in award of contracts between 2007 and 2015 On June 20 the committee summoned the transport commissioner and the director of the vigilance department “Both officers came But the transport commissioner said the ACB had taken away all the documents” said a source adding “both were reluctant to share any information” Two days later the “two were absent” when called before the committee and “they sent their representatives without prior permission” said the source Both the representatives told the committee had gone to meet Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung added the source “The representative from the transport department submitted photocopies of some documents without signature He was asked to convey strong displeasure of the committee to the commissioner of the department and asked him not to be absent without permission” said the source On June 23 the source said the vigilance director was present but “with only one document – in which the L-G asked the chief secretary to seek the opinion from the law department before presenting it to the committee” The source said the committee had found that the “law department appeared to be sending selective files to the Law Minister as was the vigilance department which was sending files directly to the L-G As a result the law secretary and the chief secretary have been summoned by the committee” said the source For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: March 14 2014 2:43 am There is no gainsaying the fact that managing the rise of China is the single most important challenge for India (PTI) Related News The rise of China is no longer news The recent deceleration of India’s economic growth is also not news Yet it is important to remind ourselves every day of the yawning gap between the world’s largest nations and its significance for India’s relations with the world A single good visual can often capture the essence of a thousand words The picture that comes to mind when looking at a graph of the levels of national income (gross domestic product) of China and India from 1990 to 2012 is the open mouth of a crocodile Joined at the jaw in the early 1990s wide open by 2010 If India had sustained the 9 per cent annual rate of growth that it logged in 2003-09 into the last five years the lower jaw would have risen up and the crocodile would have looked less ominous India’s growth deceleration of recent years even in the face of China’s own decelerating growth has widened the gap dramatically Consider the numbers In 1990-92 the GDPs of both Asian giants were almost the same in US dollar terms about $500 billion By 2000 China’s GDP at over a trillion dollars was already double that of India’s China’s GDP began to accelerate after that India’s GDP crossed the trillion dollar mark in 2007 by when China was close to five trillion Already the gap was significant and daunting India did manage to move quickly from a trillion dollar economy to a two trillion dollar economy by 2011 but by then China had hit nine trillion After that both countries slowed down but that is hardly any consolation for India At the end of the Cold War while China and India were at a similar level of development there were striking and important differences in the structures of their economies and capabilities of their people These differences have enabled China to emerge a quarter century later as a global power China’s rise has divided the world into two camps: those who celebrate it — countries that are economically benefiting from its rise and don’t feel militarily threatened and those who worry about it — countries that may be benefitting economically but worry about competition from China for power and markets India remains in the middle It has not yet been a major economic beneficiary of China’s rise given the high and yawning trade gap — the trade balance graph looks more like the mouth of a hippopotamus than a crocodile — and the low level of Chinese investments in India On the other hand India worries about the secular loss of influence and markets within its neighbourhood within wider Asia and within the world and about China’s growing military capability Managing China’s rise now preoccupies scholars around the world and the Indian American strategic affairs scholar Ashley Tellis has written a brilliant monograph advocating a nuanced approach Entitled “Balancing Without Containment: An American Strategy for Managing China” the monograph advocates a four-pronged strategy for the US: assist the rise of “countervailing powers” in Asia create a new trading regime that serves US interests better than the existing multilateral system while exerting pressure on China to open up more retain military superiority over China and reinvigorate the US economy so that it regains its technological and competitive edge In advocating the “balancing” of China rather than its “containment” Tellis joins a growing band of Western scholars who have reconciled themselves to the inevitable rise of China This is no Soviet Union nor a flash in the pan Latin American bubble economy Books like Gordon G Chang’s The Coming Collapse of China ought to be shredded There is no gainsaying the fact that managing the rise of China is the single most important challenge for India The first and most important step for India would be to recover its growth momentum and invest in its human capabilities That has been the agenda of Indian governments for the past decade till the present one lost its way a few years back and that is the path to which a new government would have to return However given the yawning gap between the two countries and assuming China will manage its problems cleverly and retain its strengths even if not its momentum India will take some time to catch up Therefore managing this transition wherein China has already emerged as a global superpower and India remains constrained by domestic factors is an even more daunting challenge for India’s leadership It is important for Indians to remember that China was not destined to emerge as the only pre-eminent global power from the East In the distant past till the dawn of European colonialism China and India were equals More recently too in the second half of the 20th century they have been equals though evolving very differently Many in China today believe that they are indeed destined to replace the United States as the world’s only superpower Younger international relations scholars rubbish the idea of a multipolar world dubbing it a European and Indian idea and view themselves as the inheritors of a unipolar world History may have its surprises but India should be better prepared for the 21st century In the run-up to the general elections the only political leader who has even mentioned China in his public speeches is the BJP’s Narendra Modi And even he only spoke to raise a cheer from the audience warning China against further acts of aggression against India That is the stuff of electoral rhetoric The time has come however for our political leadership to articulate a strategy to catch up with China and in the meanwhile to manage its growing power In the transition from here to there from the current imbalance to a future of greater balance India needs policies at home and levers abroad to manage China’s rise The US has to only slow China down to balance if not contain it India has to catch up to even be able to balance it The writer is director for geo-economics and strategy International Institute for Strategic Studies London and honorary senior fellow Centre for Policy Research New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Jalalabad and Fazilka constituencies.

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I am proud of them. president of Hindu Mahasabha’s Meerut unit said.’ She was making fun of me.last to arrive and first to leave?gum-chewingyounger cricketerswhose false bravado at nets usually passes off as the confidence of youth Tendulkars nerdy method of by-hearting the book would seem uncool for the generation that firmly believes that the gifted dont need to sweat Every newcomer that walks into the dressing room has a Tendulkar story to narrate It is usually about their observation while watching the legend preparing for the game Many have tried to emulate him in all earnestness but given up as the standard set was too high and far too many sacrifices had to be made Moreoverthe ingrained meticulousness that Tendulkar has been born with was tough to cultivate As a senior journalist once said after having tea in Tendulkars hotel room? Estimates suggest that the Rs 60, to provide them with facilities. ? Agra was thoughtfully selected as the host city for the final since Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan was a keen player himself. However, Sikkim and Nepal.

make some quick money? According to policethe accusedParveendemanded Rs 25 lakh from the childs father in ransom Police said the childwho is the nephew of Parveens sisterhas been rescued unharmed Parveena Commerce graduatehad been unemployed for about a year He envied Anilthe boys fatherwho was leading a decent life… He wanted to make some quick money?

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