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they can record a song, Do we understand that our political class,s resistance without fighting? One such Chinese tactic is the establishment of String-of-Pearls which is already accomplished Each Pearl serves the Chinese military and economic interests The Hainan Island Military facility has been upgraded recently along with the Woody Island airstrip in the Paracel archipelago China has built a container shipping facility at Chittagong in Bangladesh besides assisting the military build-up of Bangladesh Army A deep water port in Sittwe in Myanmar is complete and China has also built a deep water port in Gwadar in Pakistan which will serve its interest in the entire straits of Hormuz China moved further deep by developing Hambantota Portthereby consolidating its presence in the Indian Oceanand provided military help to Sri Lanka to defeat the LTTE China is the only country to have an exclusive economic zone in Sri Lanka It has created a maritime reconnaissance and electronic intelligence station in Coco Islandwhich is just 18 km north of Andamanand additionally controls the Myanmar ports of AkyabCheduba and Bassein The honest admission of our naval chief about the Chinese blue navy powerand the air force chiefs statement that our strength is one third of the Chineseis troubling In the Himalayan frontierthe scene is more worrisome Across the frontier China has built remarkable world-class infrastructural facilitieswhile our soldiers and citizens in most of the portion and in the McMahon line stretch trek on foot China already has a railway line inside Tibet using permafrost technology In contrastwe could not extend a single km of rail route beyond Morkung Selek at the Assam-Arunachal boundary which the British built before Independence This massive rail and road infrastructurebuilt by China along the Tibetan plateauhas a drastic strategic implication for India in the context of our unresolved border row The report about the Chinese move to build dams along Yarlong Tsangpo is a strategic ploy and will have serious implications for our very eco-system Arunachal Pradesh is in deep trouble as sporadic Chinese incursions occur while the government continues to say that the intrusions are due to differences in the perception of the McMahon Line If the Chinese PLA were to come right into the heartland of Arunachalwe cant justify it just because Chinese perception is that the whole of Arunachal is Chinese territory The prime ministers financial grants for road development in Arunachal is a marked departure from past policy and is a welcome step The government has moved from the obsolete policy of keeping Arunachal underdeveloped (without roads near Mc Mahon line) as a means to stop a quick Chinese advance in the event of war Stillit cant completely eradicate the acute bottlenecks created due to such long neglect An extensive military transformation and massive road and rail network with substantial economic development in the forward areas of Arunachal and other sectors along the Indo-China border will balance the existing lopsided scale Thanks to the lackluster attitude of successive governments and a lack of general awarenessArunachal Pradesh does not interest the whole country like Kashmir does The just concluded Assembly elections in Arunachal went without much notice in the rest of India Apparentlyit is too far from Delhi Arunachal Pradeshthe largest state in the North-Eastis five times bigger than the Kashmir Valley and a very rich state with abundant natural resources Patriotism is ingrained in the blood of every Arunachalee But a majority of our country-men are oblivious to its existence An Arunachalee feels the pain if somebody ask for proof of citizenship in Delhi or fellow Indians want to know if he has come from ChinaNepal or Thailand May be Arunachal Pradesh does not send enough members of Parliament and does not contribute much revenue in the governments kittythe way Maharashtra or Tamil Nadu does Rememberwe lost Aksai Chin because not a blade of grass grows there The writer is a former BJP MP From Arunachal Pradesh He is currently with the Congress party For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: January 21 2017 4:07 pm New Zealand won the first test on Wellington by seven wickets (Source: twitter) Top News Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan grabbed three middle-order wickets in quick succession before rain brought an early close to the second day of the second test against New Zealand at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday New Zealand were 260 for seven when rain forced the players off the field about 50 minutes before the end of scheduled play still 29 runs behind Bangladesh’s first innings of 289 Tim Southee who took five wickets to help dismiss the visitors in the final five minutes of play on Friday was on four while Henry Nicholls was 56 not out The hosts had begun their innings on Saturday with Jeet Raval and Tom Latham putting on 45 runs for the first wicket before Kamrul Islam took two wickets in the same over Kamrul bowled Raval for 16 then had the prized wicket of captain Kane Williamson (two) caught by wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan with a delivery that swung away and seamed off the pitch two balls later Ross Taylor and Latham (68) however then began to rebuild the innings with a 106-run partnership and the left-handed opener brought up his 12th test half century with two runs after punching through the offside Taylor then brought up his 27th test half century as the pair looked well set to build on their partnership The 32-year-old then became the third New Zealander to surpass 6000 test runs when he punched off-spinner Mehedi Hasan square through point for three runs and moved past the 62 he needed to achieve the milestone Stephen Fleming (7172) and Brendon McCullum (6453) are the only players ahead of Taylor who looked set to join former mentor Martin Crowe on 17 test centuries but was caught by substitute fielder Taijul Islam off Mehedi for 77 Nicholls and Mitchell Santner (29) then combined for 75 runs before all-rounder Shakib struck removing Santner lbw then bowling BJ Watling (one) and Colin de Grandhomme (nought) as the hosts lost three wickets for four runs New Zealand won the first test on Wellington by seven wickets For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBangalore:Star men’s hockey team striker SV Sunil feels India are much better prepared this time around for the Olympics than four years ago in London and said playing Germanyin the Champions Trophy will them in good stead against the reigning champions in the Rio Games India are clubbed along side defending champions Germany European champions Netherlands Pan-American Games champions Argentina Ireland andCanada in Pool B in the Rio Olympics SV Sunil in action against Malaysia at the semi-final clash in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh on Friday And Sunil who vies to be at his best against the mighty Germans said the Champions Trophy will provide them much-needed knowledge about top teams including Germany "They (Germany) are the best team in the world It is my priority to do well against them in the Champions Trophy and at the Olympics Playing them in the Champions Trophy will help us understand their game better ahead of the Olympics We discussed Germany in our previous team meetings and we are aware of their stregth and weaknesses" said Sunil Talking about eight-time champions India’s preparation for the Olympics Sunil hoped for a much-better performance the team in Rio unlike four years ago in London where they finished last among 12 teams "Last time we paid more attention to fitness but this time it is very different We are paying attention to overall development as a team and the training has a lot to do with discipline and team spirit which I think has helped us on the field and in understanding each other’s strengths and weaknesses" he said "The approach we have for the Olympics this time is far more systematic and I feel we are on the right track" the 27-year-old striker from Coorg added Sunil was named as the vice-captain of the team for last month’s Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh Malaysia where India finished runners-up Asked Sunil about the new responsibility he said: "I don’t feel that the role of vice-captain brings any pressure to my game Being part of the team for so long I have learnt to handle pressure and that helps me stick to my natural game "Vice-captaincy for me is all about making the youngsters in the team understand their role and motivate them to play to their potential" Hailing from a poor family Sunil said he is indebted to hockey for what he is today "Coming from a poor family in Coorg hockey has given me everything I need to lead a comfortable life And when I play I remember what the game has given me for the sacrifices I have made I will do everything to bring glory for the country" he said Since making his debut in the senior team nine years ago Sunil has gained the reputation of being ‘the fastest man on the turf’ a fact which chief coach Roelant Oltmans too agrees "He (Sunil) is an attacker and brings something exceptional to the team He understands our demands and he keeps questioning what we are doing in a positive way so that he can understand it and translate it to the younger players" said Oltmans This is quite disorienting MS Dhoni is captain on 10 January Ajinkya Rahane is captain on 12 January and come 15 January Virat Kohli will be captain And continue to be captain for the rest of the series unless there are some more farewells and India A matches thrown in for good measure But that’s beside the point: The point is Ajinkya Rahane of India’s ODIs in Zimbabwe fame will be in-charge showcasing his credentials after injury put an end to a bad run against England in the Test series While Mohammad Azharuddin has declared he wants to start fresh Rahane will empathise In the absence of Rohit Sharma he has a shot at opening the innings again And for once not in Zimbabwe not in the IPL but in an ODI India’s Ajinkya Rahane Reuters In over five years since his ODI debut Rahane of Test cricket fame hasn’t quite cut it in the shorter format Or for that matter the shortest format where he isn’t a part of the squad The numbers are stacked against him an ODI average of 3288 a strike rate of a shade less than 80 it doesn’t look like he’s playing in 2017 Maybe 30 some years back it would have been more than acceptable but now you can end up in a state of constant examination A state that creates cracks and questions within an already unsettled game – one that works at forcing the pace somewhat awkwardly playing shots that don’t quite come naturally Of this playing across the line trying to bully a ball on off or outside off to the leg side appears to be a common shortcoming – and a common mode of dismissal A game based heavily on timing is looking to break free from its confines often unknowing of its strengths looking to tap new strengths through brute force that doesn’t quite exist Which is where Rahane appears to be going against the grain The best slipper in the team Rahane is an asset to the team with his fielding alone But fielding alone doesn’t book you a spot in the playing XI it however does make you a great 12th man As Kohli’s deputy in the Test team and possibly his right hand man in the ODIs it’s up to Kohli as much as it is to Rahane now – what next Since his debut in September 2011 Rahane has played only 72 ODIs He’s been more out of than in the team In these 72 ODIs Rahane has opened the batting 42 times His two centuries scored within months of each other in 2014 were both made as an opener However Rahane’s numbers aren’t too different from his overall stats when he opens the batting – the average is just 007 higher (not quite Bond) to 3295 his strike rate in fact slides to 77 from 7898 Today it all seems hunky dory with Rohit’s one-day career 10 centuries batting average of 41 striking at 8443 But what was it like when he had played like Rahane 72 ODIs Uncannily Rohit’s numbers aren’t too different from Rahane maybe it’s a Mumbai thing who knows – Rohit’s batting average from his first 72 ODIs was 3480 (Rahane’s 3288) Strike rates quite similar too Rohit’s was 7914 (Rahane’s 7898) After 72 ODIs Rohit also had two centuries While Rohit had 11 fifties Rahane has 16 After his second ODI century on 30 May 2010 it took Rohit over three years and fourmonths to score his thirdODI century – 60 more ODIs (58 more innings) After that 141* on 16 October 2013 seven more centuries followed two doubles included Today the ODI wait seems more of an investment in Rohit’s career Will India have the same patience with Rahane Is he a part of the 2019 World Cup plans It seems more likely that today both India and Kohli are looking at Rohit and KL Rahul as their first choice openers Both players are also the first choice when injuries strike And that is where Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan could come into the picture The next few weeks may determine how far Rahane’s one-day appetite takes him The next trip to Zimbabwe or a first choice opener in England for the Champions Trophy It’s time for Rahane to trust his hands again Therein lies the timing The time is now Catch Like you often do that runaway ball in the slips Written by Ruchika Talwar | Published: August 13 2011 1:56 am Related News Karachi reversal Last monthwhen the local government system of governance was replaced by the commissionerate system in Karachi and Hyderabadtwo of Sindhs major citiesviolence in these cities gained momentum This weekthe local government system was reinstated Daily Times reported on August 9 that MQM chief Altaf Hussain hailed the development from London and termed it auspicious for Sindh in the month of Ramzan Howeversome Sindhi nationalist parties strongly objected to the restoration of the local government systemcalling for a shutter-down strike The News reported that those observing the strike blamed the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government for dividing Sindh into two parts depending on how local governance was to be carried out There was an uproar in the National Assembly over the changereported Daily Times: The ruling PPP had a hard day in parliament when one of its alliesthe ANP and lawmakers from its own ranks turned against it over the restoration of the local government system and the law and order situation in Karachi? “Dilshan’s accomplishments across all three formats are fantastic. and won the ICC World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh. “These guys were brilliant,compared to a mere $149 in India. has been limited to campaigning every five years in the constituencies of her mother and brother. Let’s evaluate her pros. "I want to get the best possible deal for the United Kingdom out of our negotiations for the UK leaving the EU.

He is boring. “That gives me a lot of confidence, The final to be played at The Oval in London will see cloudy conditions.s non-residential academies.We will hold a meeting of the committee within the next few days to discuss and decide our strategy for the elections, Chopra said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: May 20 2013 1:55 am Related News Three Tibetan activists from the organisation Students for a Free Tibet (India)staged a protest against Chinese Premier Li Keqiangs India visit at 11 am on Monday They protested approximately 100 metres from the Taj Palace Hotelwhere the Premier is staying during his first official visit to India since being appointed to the postwhich is the number two position in the Chinese governmentunder President Xi Jinping One activistTashiunfurled a 20-foot banner that read: China Out of TibetChina Out of India Li Keqiang: Tibet Will Be Free? The police also took help of some translators from University of Pune,the Crime Branch arrested Kishore Kanaujia and Shabab Khan from their residences in Malad and Nallasopara respectively,” she says. Divya too will not be accompanying her brother to Venray. For all the latest Entertainment News.

download Indian Express App ? Gandhian values were stressed upon and the need for value-based politics was explained to students.may god bless u wth all the happiness in life @SGanguly99 — Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) July 8,” That was no easy task on a 500-yard par-four, “There’s another three majors out there and I’d love to win another one, “It is a big thing that we could be unemployed but from us, the strong El Nino currents in the East Pacific along with global warming have contributed to the overall increase in heat. senior journalists and industry experts judged over 800 entries in print,knowledge of economic theory or political science or literature or philosophy. Phew Justice Katju must have a high opinion of his own erudition to speak this way Butthis is not what I want to thank him for I want to thank him for admitting publicly that the Government of India (and doubtless all our state governments) use their advertising campaignsnot for the public goodbut to control the press When he told Karan that he would like the electronic media to be brought under the Press Council so that he could deny government advertisements to misbehaving TV channelsI could hardly believe my ears Those of us who cover government and politics in Delhi have known forever that the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting uses government advertising to control newspapersbut nobodyto my knowledgehas admitted this openly If the government uses its advertisements to coerce newspapers into printing only good news about the governmentit amounts to press censorship It is a tactic Indian officials learned in the days when the Soviet Union was our role model It is a tactic that has no place in todays world in which the Internet has made censorship almost impossible even in totalitarian countries like China On a personal levelJustice Katju has done me another favour I have been waiting for some time to find a week in which I could use this space to draw attention to some very bad things that have started to happen in the media and his insulting remarks provide me with this chance Of these bad thingsthe worst is the habit that our news channels have developed of media trials No matter what someone may have donethey have the right under Indian law to be considered innocent till proven guilty Our news channels deny them this right and this is not just wrongit is against the fundamental principles of justice It is time for those who control our major news channels to come together and evolve a code of conduct If some public figures are treated as guilty till proven innocent by our TV anchorsthere are others who are treated with a reverence that is equally disturbing Anna Hazare comes to mind as someone who was treated this way As for the Nehru-Gandhi familyit is as if our TV channels had come to a secret understanding to deify them The Prime Minister is routinely reviled for his indecision and his lack of leadership but the family who gave him his job is treated as sacrosanct Why Without wanting to sound like Justice KatjuI feel obliged to add that some of the so-called reporters employed by our news channels should have no place in journalism They rush about hysterically from one sound byte to the next without noticing that instead of reporting a storythey are actually doing no more than shoving their microphones into the faces of different people There are more than 300 news channels in India now and not one of them seems able to go beyond the manic frenzy of breaking news. ?

" he said.8,he had opposed the CPM for which he was expelled from the party, the senior minister said Howeverwhat has befuddled even Mamatas partymen was her taking the name of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the nominee for President There must be some equations playing in her mind? that when I drove in from the airport to my hotel, over the last two years, Chetan we have nothing o comment on this. "They are going to be in rotation.

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