first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Government imposed regulations and emissions taxes are among the top issues that will hurt air travel over 2012, according to a recent industry research.A bi-annual Sabre Airlines Solutions survey of up to 80 regional and global carriers worldwide found that 72 percent of respondents agreed that Government regulations would affect the industry this year.Among the largest concerns is the recently launched EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) tax which requires carriers flying into the European region to pay a certain amount for its carbon emissions.The tax sits on top of the UK’s ADP tax which charges airlines by the distance. Carriers responding to the survey explained the imposed taxes continue to threaten the cost of travel which results in a reduction in travel demand and causes an unstable economic environment.Sabre chief executive Sam Gilliland said the Government’s should consider alternative policies to reduce carbon emissions rather than charge airlines who are already investing heavily to reduce their own carbon emissions.“…governments would be better placed having more sustainable policies, such as incentives for the research and development of alternative fuels and adopting policies around NextGen air traffic control,” the CEO stressed.Tight airport security is also playing a role in hurting air travel, according to the report, with 59 percent of respondents explaining waiting in queues is putting a damper on demand, while 81 percent of airlines say fuel will bring them down in 2012.On a more positive note, customer loyalty and retention is a challenge airlines have pinned to have positive impact on air travel this year as well as IT investment and revenue/yield.“Travel plays such a critically important role in a healthy global economy and we should all be focused on finding ways to make travel easier and more accessible without compromising security and the health of the industry,” Sabre’s head added. “While some global governments are grappling with how to solve economic problems, they must remember to not bite the hand that feeds them.” last_img read more

first_imgCruise Whitsundays is gearing up for its move to Port Airlie on September 6th where they will have a custom built maritime terminal to themselves.Construction commenced on the terminal in February 2014 and it features check-in and conveyor belts for baggage, a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, a git shop and waiting areas.Cruise Whitsundays chief executive  Nick Hortle said that the new terminal is putting a spring in the cruise liner’s step.“Our new maritime terminal sets new standards for the marine tourism experience in the region, with seamless operations flowing from check in to departure, and for our arriving guests,” Mr Hortle said.“This is a truly impressive welcoming statement for tourists to the area, and an excellent base for launching day cruises and resort connections from the mainland,” he said.Cruise Whitsundays admin staff will move into the terminal next week.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

first_imgThe World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has welcomed the agreement reached after the COP21 in Paris, which requires the world’s governments to report openly on their plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.The Travel & Tourism sector has long been acknowledging its responsibility to ensure its growth is sustainable and inclusive. WTTC estimates Travel & Tourism to grow by 3.5% in 2015, bringing the sector’s total contribution to the world economy to $7.8 trillion, and supporting 284 million jobs across the globe.So, WTTC has launched an online tool that helps companies in any industry or sector to understand the laws and regulations by country and stock exchanges relating to the reporting of Environmental, Social and Governmental (ESG) issues.Based on WTTC’s “Environmental, Social & Governance reporting in Travel & Tourism: Trends, Outlook and Guidance” report, the tool allows companies to see the specific legislation or regulation on ESG reporting by country linked to the year of in which such rules were introduced. This information applies to all industries, not just Travel & Tourism.last_img read more

first_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Each team has won in its opponent’s building in each of the last two seasons, and both the Cardinals and Seahawks are two of the best teams the NFC has to offer. Yet, in terms of rivalries, this is not one.“Not very big, because it’s not a rivalry unless you win,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said of their matchups. “We haven’t won long enough to make it a rivalry. We’ve got to beat them two or three times to make it a rivalry.”Makes sense, right?Since the Seahawks and Cardinals each joined the NFC West in 2002, Seattle has won 15 of 26 meetings. And since Pete Carroll became the ‘Hawks’ head coach in 2010, his team has held a 7-3 advantage. Sure, the Cardinals swept the season series in both 2008 and 2009, but other than that brief stretch of dominance, this matchup has generally gone Seattle’s way.Then again, there’s a reason why the Seahawks are the two-time defending NFC Champions. They have been good. Really, really good.The Cardinals are also a good team, and at 6-2 enter this tilt two games ahead of Seattle in the NFC West, with a chance to take a giant step forward in their quest to claim the division for the first time since 2009. They know in order to be the best they must beat the best, and for the most part, the best has been the Seahawks. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “It’s huge,” Palmer said of this game. “There’s no doubt about it that every guy in that locker room knows it. We talked about it right before bye week. We talked about it when we got back and it didn’t need to be talked about. It’s very well understood.”The Seahawks have been where the Cardinals would like to go, and this season may be the one where Arizona is finally ready to arrive.Ladies and gentlemen, this is how rivalries — real rivalries — are born.“Well, you don’t really like to X out anybody but pretty sure the division’s going to come down to one of us,” defensive back Tyrann Mathieu said. “So we have to be ready. Our big playmakers have to make big plays and we have to score points and we have to tackle.” From Arizona’s perspective, until they knock them off their perch, a rivalry this is not.“Probably not on their side,” quarterback Carson Palmer said. “I know they’ve had something going with the 49ers for a while. But it is for us.”Since 2010, the only team other than the Seahawks to win the division is the 49ers, and indeed the two teams have had some memorable — and important — battles.For their part, the Cardinals are simply just hoping to join in on the fun.Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who has been with the team since 2010, said the Cardinals are a rival simply because they are an NFC West opponent.“Yeah. All division games are, in a way, a rivalry because you’re so familiar with the opponent,” he said. “You play them more than you play any other teams in the NFL, so there’s a familiarity there. There’s a sense of accomplishment when you win these games, but there’s also a sense of what’s at stake in the long run.”Indeed, a win for the Seahawks would vault them back into the divisional race, while an Arizona victory would toss another shovel’s worth of onto Seattle’s hopes for a third straight NFC West crown. That more than anything that has happened in the past between the teams, is where the focus is. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires TEMPE, Ariz. — In a way, a rivalry is really in the eye of the beholder.Sure, there are your universally accepted battles — Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees, pancakes vs. waffles and dogs vs. cats — but often times, especially in sports, what may be a rivalry to one side isn’t really to the other.Such is the case when it comes to the Arizona Cardinals against the Seattle Seahawks.Sure, there have been rivalry-like moments. In 2013, Arizona QB Carson Palmer hit receiver Michael Floyd for a 31-yard touchdown that propelled the Cardinals to a 17-10 win in Seattle, ending a 14-game winning streak the Seahawks had in the building. And last season, the Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch made an obscene gesture while capping off a 79-yard touchdown run in a 35-6 win over the Cardinals that, for all intents and purposes, locked up the NFC West for Seattle. Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks players line up on the line of scrimmage in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)last_img read more

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at a liberal radio station in North Hollywood at a bar in Cape CodAnother Post report related an anecdote about an investment banker listening on a portable television on the DC subway"Not since former White House counsel John W Dean III testified during the Watergate hearings 13 summers ago have so many people gone to such lengths to watch a congressional witness" reporter TR Reid wrote "Those who weren’t interested in his testimony had to go to nearly equal lengths to avoid it"Dressed in a forest green Marine Corps uniform adorned with six rows of ribbon and at least some days lightly tinted glasses North then 43 captivated audiences with his testimony for which he was given immunity The hearings spanned for six days"I came here to tell you – the truth the good the bad and the ugly" he said at the outset on July 7 1987 "And I am here to accept responsibility for that which I did I will not accept responsibility for that which I did not do"He admitted that he had shredded key documents about the initiatives but said he was doing what his superiors wanted and disclosed that CIA Director William Casey had been aware of some of his activities And he "openly admitted that he had lied to ‘unwitting’ Reagan administration officials misled Congress and the public falsified and destroyed official documents as part of a preconceived coverup plan designed to protect his superiors and specifically the president But he also implicated higher-ups with his repeated assertions that all of his actions had been approved by higher authority" the Post reportedBut though North said he believed that Reagan had tasked him keeping "the body and soul" of the contras together he gave no evidence that Reagan had directly authorized or been informed of the specifics of the plans"Throughout the conduct of my entire tenure at the National Security Council I assumed that the president was aware of what I was doing and had through my superiors approved it" North testified "To my recollection Admiral Poindexter never told me that he met with the president on the issue of using residuals from the Iranian sales to support the Nicaraguan resistance Or that he discussed the residuals or profits for use by the contras with the president Or that he got the president’s specific approval Nor did he tell me that the president had approved such a transaction But again I wish to reiterate throughout I believed that the president had indeed authorized such activity"After North had been fired Reagan called him and told him "I just didn’t know" North saidNorth’s appearances apparently resonated An ABC News Poll cited by the Post at the time found that 92 percent of the public thought that North did well in defending his actions; 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We will try and raise the number of seats from next year and we have requested the colleges to get the infrastructure readied by then, he added For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nitin Sharma | Chandigarh | Published: April 3 2013 1:12 am Related News Gurkeerat Mann still remembers the match against Deccan Charges last yearwhen he smashed 29 runs from only 12 deliveries to script Kings XI Punjabs victory over Deccan Chargers in last year’s IPL Over the last 12 monthsthere has been lots of changes in Gurkeerats life Just recentlythe 21-year-old batsman hammered 93 runs to guide Punjab to the finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy which was won by Gujarat Mann will again be donning the KXIP colours in this years IPL In a chat with Sportlinethe lanky batsman shared his thoughts on IPLhis recent form and spending time with the likes of Adam Gilchrist and new coach Darren Lehman Excerpts : You had a successful run in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy by top scoring for Punjab in the semi-finals against Uttar Pradesh How do you see that performance The tournament proved to be a good outing for me Even though we lost in the finalsI will remember my knock of 93 runs against Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals The T-20 format required quick adjustment and I am happy that I was able to do that in the tournament The team played well throughout the tournament and I learnt a lot from this experience Teams like Uttar Pradesh are very strong in the domestic circuit and a good performance against a team like them always boosts one’s confidence Last yearyou were an unknown name till you played that knock of 29 runs against Deccan Chargers in the IPL After that you also played for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy and other tournaments How will you rate this experience I was fortunate that I got a chance to display my talent during last year’s IPL The knock gave me a lot of confidence and I was glad that I was able to contribute in the team’s win LaterI played for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy and spending time with fellow cricketers like Manpreet Gony has helped me a lot in improving my game I am concentrating hard on this seasons IPL and the upcoming Ranji Trophy At the same timeI have set my eyes on bagging a place in the India ‘A’ squads Howeverthat will only come with strong performances in these tournaments Adam Gilchrist is back as the skipper of the Kings XI Punjab team for this year’s IPL Darren Lehman will be the coach of the side How do you see their roles Adam has been a motivating force for all of us He spends time with youngsters and always helps us in every aspect of the game We are happy to see him back with the Kings We share a certain equation with him and he shares good understanding with everyone of us Coach Lehman has spent the last two days with the team and he comes as a very supporting figure He was the coach of the Brisbane Heats in the Big Bash and guided them to the title win this year We are hopeful that in the coming two months we will be able to give our best performance After the IPLwhat are your plans for the season ahead I am aiming for a good performance in the IPL Last yearI could not do much in the Ranji Trophy I know that for getting a chance in the India ‘A’ sideI have to do well in competitions like Ranji Trophywhich will pave a way for me in competitions like Deodhar Trophy After the IPLI plan to spend some time playing in domestic tournaments in Punjab For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 15 2012 7:56 am Related News Gujarat Congress leader and chairperson of its Campaign Committee for the upcoming Assembly electionsShankarsinh Vaghelaon Sunday appealed the professorsteachersstudents and college and school administrators to bring in a revolution by ousting the present BJP government and its anti-education policies in the state Vaghela addressed a gathering of educators and students at Congress Bhavan in Ahmedabad on Sunday The gathering was attended by hundreds of college students and professors along with some senior syndicate members of Gujarat University including senior Congress leader Narhari Amin Speaking on the occasionVaghela said the teachers community was not supposed to indulge into party politics Howeverit was equally supposed to stop somebody who was doing wronghe added He said? ? ??? 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We have written to the DM and asked for a report, said secretary of the commission Tapas Ray Union Home ministry official meets Governor With the fate of panchayat polls in West Bengal hanging in the balancethe OSD to Union Home MinistryAnil Goswamion Thursday met Governor M K Narayanan Neither Goswami nor Narayanan were unavailable for comment Howeveraccording to sourcesduring their 40-minute interactionthe two discussed the demand of central forces for the polls by the State Election Commission and Opposition parties Meera in delhimay consult SC lawyers State Election Commissioner Meera Pandey on Thursday left for Delhifuelling speculations that she will be consulting senior Supreme Court lawyers whether to move the apex court on the ongoing tussle with the state government over holding of panchayat polls HoweverSEC secretary Tapas Ray said she was in Delhi for personal reasons For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published: June 14 2012 2:14 am Related News The cost of property in areas surrounding major infrastructure projects such as the Metro and monorail in Mumbai is set to rise if a plan by the citys development authority is implemented The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has sent a proposal to the state government to charge development fee on all property transactions in areas surrounding major projects like the Chembur-Wadala-Jacob Circle monorailthe Metro corridors and the Sewri-Nhava Mumbai Trans Harbour Link The government is studying the formal proposalbut the details will need to be worked out There could be opposition to it but the development fee will not affect those who already own property there It will only apply to those who are making a profit out of the increase in property prices in these areas?” Media reports have linked Jagielka with moves to Sunderland, We chose democracy as the way forward. Yet not a whimper is heard.It was fine. On Friday morningAnkurita visited her college to check the resultin which she had failed in one of the papers Thereaftershe returned home around 1 pmpolice said The incident came to light when an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) head constable visited her residence to drop a letter Her parents were in Lucknow during the time of the incident Her parents are doctors at ITBP department here When no one answered the doorthe head constable knocked at her neighbours doors They broke open the door only to find Ankurita hanging from the curtain rod above a window in her room She was rushed to GMCH- 32 where she was declared dead on arrival I dont know why she blamed the lecturer She was not depressed in the last few days? Because when spinners come to bowl, twice the security contingent of London 2012,” Former and current US officials with deep knowledge of Saudi Arabia say Trump’s enthusiastic support for Prince Mohammed has emboldened the youthful Saudi leader. A BJP leader said formal talks to stitch up the? Although the actor’s attire was gorgeous.

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The defiance of the Gandhis will continue to grow unless they bring a turnaround in the electoral fortunes of the Congress.As such the Congress has been moribund in several electorally-crucial states Defeat in other less significant states dashes the hope of Congress leaders that the Gandhis can help the party to stage a comeback Regional leaders in the Congress therefore have little incentives in remaining loyal to the Gandhis They feel they can better embody the Congress ideology in their personalities and enhance their power on their own Mamata Banerjee has demonstrated this in West Bengal as has Himanta Biswa Sarma in Assam albeit by switching to the BJP Sharad Pawar has illustrated this partially in Maharashtra Ajit Jogi and perhaps even Bhupinder Singh Hooda think they can do this in Chhattisgarh and Haryana respectively The defeat of the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha and a clutch of state Assembly elections thereafter has sped up the breakdown of the dynastic arrangement that the Congress under Indira Gandhi had put in place Under it a Gandhi is to lead the Congress and become prime minister in case the party wins the Lok Sabha election Sonia Gandhi is the only exception to this rule PV Narasimha Rao became prime minister because no Gandhi was in active politics then The political families in the states are allowed carve out their pockets of influence their little fiefdoms so to speak They are given ample leeway to field their relatives or candidates of their own choice in the electoral fray subject to the formal approval of the high command On the death of the local dynast one of his or her children usually inherits his or her constituency This dynastic arrangement is symbiotic — because of the charisma of the Gandhis the state-based dynasts are empowered In turn they organise the machinery to mobilise people and their votes for the Congress They also accept the right of the Gandhi leading the Congress to decide who among them is to become the chief minister But this dynastic arrangement has come under crisis because the Gandhis have lost their earlier dominance and therefore the power to impose their will on the ‘little dynasts’ Thus whenever the Gandhis seek to impose their will on them the more ambitious among them don’t hesitate to rebel They often invoke the dynastic principles not ideology to justify their rebellion Take the example of YS Rajasekhara Reddy in Andhra Pradesh Not only did he vanquish N Chandrababu Naidu he ensured a rich harvest of seats for the Congress in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections that enabled it to unexpectedly return to power at the Centre He repeated the feat in the 2009 elections as well His death in a plane crash in 2009 prompted Rajasekhara’s son Jagan Mohan to demand he succeed his father The Gandhis blanched at his demand — how could a regional political family make such a demand on the Gandhis After all it is their right to choose who rules the Congress-ruled states But Jagan Mohan Reddy’s argument was that if the Gandhis could invoke the dynastic principle to preside over the Congress why couldn’t he over Andhra Pradesh The Congress refused to acquiesce and paid a heavy price for it in 2014 The Gandhis can’t but accept the demand of regional leaders or else they must countenance rebellion This is because the Gandhis of today unlike Indira Gandhi can’t guarantee victory to their regional satraps who believe they have a better chance to succeed without the interference from the family This is the reason why Mamata Banerjee established her own party reposing more faith in her ability rather than relying on the Gandhis to dislodge the Left She is now grooming her nephew for politics You can’t push Sharad Pawar around unless you have it in you to weaken him on his home turf He has his own party which one from his family will inherit But the logic of dynastic rule cuts the other way round too Once the Gandhis throw their weight behind a regional leader they accept others to accept the decision Rahul Gandhi backed Tarun Gogoi triggering the departure of Sarma who was in a way opposing the extension of hereditary rule to Assam Rahul Gandhi had brought Gogoi’s son Gaurav into politics and given him the ticket to fight the 2014 Lok Sabha election Sarma feared his chance of becoming chief minister was now remote – the baton from Tarun would be eventually passed to Gaurav Sarma was sagacious enough to figure out that a weak high command couldn’t possibly disallow Tarun from anointing Gaurav as his successor It could undermine the very legitimacy of Rahul’s leadership based as it also is on the hereditary principle Sarma’s departure had disastrous consequences for the Congress in the recent Assembly election The Gandhis expect loyalty from those whom they back in the states But regional satraps now think this endorsement is the compulsion of the Gandhis who can’t win the states for the party on their own They therefore feel offended whenever Sonia or Rahul seek to impose decisions on them that are not to their liking Call it a case of the Gandhis spoiling the regional chieftains Jogi perhaps became too accustomed to having his way to tolerate interference from the Congress high command bruised and battered now In addition Jogi has a son to bequeath his political legacy Under the dynastic system of the Congress it makes sense for Jogi to float his own party Former Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna smarted under the humiliation of having been deposed for mishandling the floods in Uttarakhand As the eldest son of Congress veteran HN Bahuguna he must have grown with a sense of entitlement His logic to leave the Congress must have been thus — if Rahul can’t be asked to step down despite the many defeats he has suffered how can a Bahuguna be removed from the chief ministership No doubt the Gandhi must be feeling let down at Hooda’s rebellion — which has yet to become a full-fledged one After all they supported him right through his two tenures as chief minister Hooda however thinks he has built his own support base and anyway he can’t blindly hitch his future to the Gandhis whose clout is rapidly diminishing Hooda must protect his interests So if the Congress is unravelling it is because the dynastic arrangement has begun to come apart The glue holding the party together is undeniably the Gandhis But the adhesiveness of the glue depends on whether or not the Gandhis can script victories for the party Until then the dynastic arrangement of the Congress will continue to disintegrate regardless of pundits claiming that the party won more seats than the BJP in the recent Assembly elections Worse at every regional satrap’s rebellion it will become even more difficult for Rahul to discover the winning touch Even Rahul will admit that he isn’t interested in increasing the number of Congress MLAs as he is in counting the states in whichhis party in power This is because only through acquisition of power can he keep the dynastic arrangement of the Congress intact The authoris a journalist in Delhi His novel The Hour Before Dawn has as its backdrop the demolition of the Babri Masjid It is available in bookstores Vadodara:The union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale said that the BJP would retain power in Gujarat despite the aggressive campaign of the opposition Congress Speaking to reporters in Vadodara Athawale said that the percentage of votes for the Congress will definitely go up thanks to its campaign as well as the backing of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) File image of Ramdas Athawale Firstpost Athawale said that prime minister Narendra Modi was a great strategist ably supported by BJP party president Amit Shah and both being sons-of-the-soil of Gujarat were aware of the ground situation in the state He questioned the decision of PAAS leader Hardik Patel to align with the Congress "What was Hardik Patel’s logic behind supporting the opposition Congress party which will sit in opposition even after the polls If Patel had approached me I would have resolved the Patel reservation issue by taking it up with PM Modi" Athawale said He reiterated that the ceiling for reservations in jobs should go up from the present 495 percent to 75 percent on the basis of economic criteria and added that upper castes should also be beneficiaries of it He demanded an amendment in the Constitution to accommodate 25 percent reservation for job for upper castes "Only 25 percent of the total jobs should be left for general category who will get jobs through competitions" he said Athawale however added "This should not disturb the existing reservation system benefitting the Scheduled Castes (SC) Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the Other Backward Classes (OBCs)" He lauded the leadership of PM Modi who he said believed in development for all without caste discrimination unlike the Congress which he said wanted to divide the country on the basis of caste Written by Shashank Joshi | Updated: June 23 2015 6:28 am They allow a state to craft its signals carefully India should take a leaf from China’s book Related News One of the perennial problems of international relations is how to assess what an adversary will do next Do you look at past behaviour the types of weapons they’re buying their leaders or something else We have a reasonable idea of China’s order of battle — its ships missiles and satellites But American satellites can’t tell us what China plans to do with these So what does one do when a rival simply declares its plans and publishes them on its website — dismiss it as artful misdirection or accept the threats and assurances at face value Last month China published the latest in its series of defence white papers on military strategy given added piquancy by tensions in the South China Sea Beijing has perfected the subtle combination of tedium platitude and self-assurance that is the hallmark of all such documents One finds the usual affirmations of international bonhomie half-baked sociology and the earnest repudiation of “power politics” Beneath the bromides however are important messages The white paper sets out a broader more assured and active view of China’s place in the world It acknowledges “the growth of China’s national interests” naming “overseas interests” — energy sea-lane security and Chinese personnel abroad — as an “imminent issue” Indeed as China scholar Andrew Erickson notes this is the first time a Chinese defence white paper has omitted mention of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence the Panchsheel forged in the prelapsarian days of Sino-Indian friendship perhaps suggesting that cracks are appearing in the doctrine of non-interference Equally important the white paper declares an unabashed turn to the sea conceding that “the traditional mentality that land outweighs sea must be abandoned” and promising that the PLA’s so-called “preparation for military struggle” will now be focused on “maritime military struggle” Taken with farther-flung interests this translates into a commitment to shift from “offshore waters defence” to “open seas protection” — in other words power projection well away from China’s shores Nothing here will shock China-watchers China’s growing concerns about energy security have been obvious in its diplomacy with Pakistan and the development of alternative overland routes China’s maritime turn is equally plain evident in long-range anti-piracy missions and a rapidly modernising fleet with a second aircraft carrier confirmed three months ago But the paper’s significance lies in the fact that China’s leadership rather than playing down its strength emphasising local and traditional missions as well as assuaging other Asian powers is baldly embracing the notion of a China that is both able and willing to throw its weight around — and doing so at a time of heightened tensions in the South China Sea The paper gives us confidence that present trends in China’s defence procurement and posture will continue India goes unmentioned in the paper reflecting its marginal role in Chinese defence thinking but there are nevertheless a few important lessons The first is that it cannot assume China will be tied down in local waters for years to come While China is honing its so-called anti-access area denial (A2/AD) capabilities to deter US intervention it will at the same time accelerate its forays into those “open seas” The appearance of Chinese submarines in Sri Lanka last year their months-long deployments to the Gulf of Aden and China’s discussions with Djibouti over a permanent base are indications of what will be a long-term challenge in the Indian Ocean one with the potential to constrain India’s own power projection If Indian anti-submarine warfare capabilities don’t advance this could be a crippling weakness Second China is demonstrating that it understands the changing demands of modern warfare Two things stand out One is the emphasis on jointness which refers to how well different branches of the military can work in concert While it would be foolish to take Chinese professions of reform at face value it is clear India is not doing enough in this regard The other is the focus on “informatisation” of war which refers to the way in which battlefield information flows through a military and is denied to an enemy It would be wrong to suggest that India has made no progress here but its public debate on military affairs tends to focus on bean-counting (the number of fighter squadrons) at the expense of the technology that fuses these together Third white papers matter They allow a state to craft its signals carefully rather than have them trickle out in ad hoc briefings or sporadic bilateral communiqués For instance India’s Act East policy has emerged piecemeal in separate joint statements with the US Japan Australia and others Collecting and cohering these messages can bring clarity for friends and adversaries alike My understanding is that the ministry of external affairs is indeed preparing a white paper on foreign policy to be released at the end of this year This will be a significant moment in India’s recent foreign policy It would be even better if the ministry of defence followed suit The writer is senior research fellow Royal United Services Institute UK For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: January 1 2017 3:17 pm Mahesh Babu announces three new films Related News Tollywood prince Mahesh Babu made some exciting announcements on the first day of the New Year by listing the projects that he will be working on in 2017 even as he said he was looking forward to the release of his maiden film with ace-filmmaker AR Murugadoss “Some exciting news for all my fans. “I think generalisation should not be there. an evidence of his clout.

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We solve all our problems by blaming it on movies and banning it” he said Trouble started when earlier this morning he directly targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought an apology from him saying “You haven’t yet said sorry for your trip to meet the Pakistani PM It was dec 25th Same time KJo was shooting ADHM Why” This was not the first time the director mentioned the Prime Minister in tweets When his film Udta Punjab was facing problems with the CBFC he directly approached Narendra Modi on Twitter to help him out WATCH VIDEO: Anurag Kashyap Targets PM Narendra Modi Regarding ADHM Ban And Gets Slammed Anurag Kashyap and CBFC have always had a hate-hate relationship irrespective of the government at the centre recently it was over Udta Punjab The film was based on the drug problem in Punjab The Punjab government felt the film was a move to defame the state and its government The Bollywood fraternity had united back then to fight against Pahlaj Nihalani-led censor board In 2004 his film Black Friday which was partially based on the book ‘Black Friday – The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts’ by S Hussain Zaidi was considered too dark to be released in India Back then since the judgement of the 1993 Bombay blasts case was not out the movie faced a stay order from the Bombay High Court Anurag Kashyap’s Paanch was another film which faced a lot of heat from the censor board and was banned due to ‘violence crass language and drug abuse’ The thriller was reportedly based on Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders in 1997 Deepa Mehta’s water was another such film which landed into trouble Anurag Kashyap was one of the scriptwriters of the film The movie was set in Varanasi and focused on misogyny and banishment For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Eshita Bhargava | Mumbai | Updated: October 12 2016 6:41 pm Is Bigg Boss real or fake We answer every single doubt that you have about the 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actually a ‘real’ show or not He says that it is difficult to show everything in those 45 minutes The team thus decides what to show and what not to They depict the contestant according to the TRP they give them On asking if the eviction is done on the basis of content and TRP or plainly according to the number of votes Dale laughed and said “no comments” leaving it for us to understand Dale tells us how he interacts with his clients inside the house He has some code words for different contestants like for Sonali Raut of Big Boss 8 he used the secret word ‘Superman’ to connect to her He told Sonali to get close to Upen Patel in order to get publicity He also says that he manipulates a lot of media promotion for his clients “Audience had no idea that Mandana knew Salman Khan as I had requested various websites to take down all her photographs with him” tells Dale He also asked Mandana to stand up for herself at every moment no matter how petty the issue is He believes that Big Boss 10 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of BJP announcing that it would not participate in the human chain called by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in support of prohibition even as the BJP had announced its participation in the programme The announcement to not participate in January 21 mammoth human chain to express commitment towards new liquor law in Bihar was made by HAM President and former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi “The NDA had together described the Excise Act 2016 of Bihar as ‘Talibani’ because of certain stringent provisions like arrest of entire family members on recovery of liquor in a house and community fine among others No Amendment has been brought in the Act and in this condition supporting the Law is not right” Manjhi said The NDA parties had also voiced protest against these stringent provisions in the Excise Act during all party meeting on prohibition late last year he said Watch what else is making news “Before participating in human chain the parties in NDA should first express regret for calling the Liquor law as ‘Talibani’” Manjhi said adding Nitish Kumar could use our participation to justify the Excise Act and make a public criticism of our protest against some inherent provisions On BJP’s announcement of joining the human chain on January 21 Manjhi said “its a unilateral decision of the saffron party without consulting NDA partners” Responding to Nitish Kumar’s appeal to all political parties to participate in the human chain involving more than two crore citizens which would be largest in the world the BJP announced it would participate in the event The BJP’s announcement in support of human chain backing of Prohibition is construed in media as a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi effusive praise of Nitish Kumar at the concluding function of 350 ‘Prakash Parva’ in Patna on January 5 on prohibition Reacting to Manjhi Chief Spokesman of Bihar BJP Vinod Narayan Jha said that his party was still opposed to provisions like arrest of the entire family in the event of recovery 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Related News Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut Baywatch starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron might have tanked at the box office in the West but the global Indian star has got her fingers crossed as the beach fun is yet to come to her home country, 5-4 up,cook Narayan (28) and cleaner Babu Rao (25), a police spokesperson said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsName: Mairaj Ahmad Khan Age:40 Discipline (sport): Shooting Category: Skeet Men Qualification:Mairaj qualified for the Olympics by finishing in sixth place at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup held in Lonato Italy Strengths:The aceshooter has over 15 years of experience to rely on and be a competitor to look out for in this shotgun category Past Olympic performance:Debut Past record (best performances):- Mairaj won the silver medal in the 2016 World Cup held at Rio de Janeiro – He clinched the gold medal at the Team Skeet event in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games – He struck gold in 2011 Asian Shotgun Championship team event as well – Mairaj has also won the national championship three times By contributing to 4 of the 26 medals that India has won in the Summer Games so far shooting has always been an important Olympic sport for the country Many shooters like Abhinav Bindra Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Vijay Kumar have become household names But amidst these varying disciplines in the sport skeet shooting hasn’t seen much luck so far Many consider it the weakest discipline for Indian shooting That’s where Mairaj Ahmad Khan comes into the picture File photo of Mairaj Ahmed Khan Photo: Twitter Mairaj finally paved for India in skeet shooting by clinching a spot at the Rio Olympics He is currently ranked ninthin the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) world rankings With 15 years of experience to bank on the 40-year- old athlete from Uttar Pradesh still refuses to call himself a ‘veteran’ This hesitation stems due to his humbling defeat during his first international tournament He didn’t just lose at the Shotgun World Championship 15 years ago during his debut he ended up coming last in the tournament But Mairaj didn’t let that come in his way during the Olympic qualifiers “I remember flopping 15 years ago very clearly So I kept telling myself that I was a better shooter now Stronger faster experienced” Mairaj told The Indian Express Hence it was almost poetic when Mairaj ended up qualifying in Italy at the Trap Concaverde stadium the same place that he had witnessed his first defeat His qualification wasn’t coincidence andnow puts him as a strong contender formaking Olympic history for India this year; he also won the silver medal in the 2016 World Cup held at Rio de Janeiro recently He is in peak condition and had a really consistent season this year with shot scores of 121 and 120earlier in the World Cups “(Scoring) 120’s like a century in cricket” said the shooter while explaining the relevance of breaking this score barrier Mairaj also has another Italian connection besides the Concaverde victory He is now being trained by Italian shooter and Olympic champion Ennio Falco The world-class coach has helped boost Mairaj’s confidence and improved his technical touch “Falco brought in belief sharpened techniques and told us how to prepare for a competition” Mairaj told The Indian Express With all his achievements and the promise of this Olympics it is clear that Mairaj has become the face of skeet shooting in India "I am also immensely happy and proud of Mairaj as all the hardships he has had to undergo all these years and the dedication and hard work that he has put in into his sport despite is finally bearing fruit" President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) Raninder Singh a shotgun shooter himself added while speaking to NDTV Mairaj is also confident that his hard work will end up seeing results He wants to go beyond his numerous national accolades and bring glory to India “I’ve always been Mairaj Ahmed Khan the national champion Now I’ll be Mairaj Ahmed Khan the Olympian” he said With inputs from agencies Paris:Maria Sharapova said Friday she will not request a wildcard for Wimbledon instead opting to play in qualifying for the Grand Slam she won in 2004 as she returns from a doping ban The Russian former world number one was this week refused a wildcard for the French Open following her 15-month ban for taking meldonium "Because of my improved ranking after the first three tournaments of my return I will also be playing the qualifying of Wimbledon in Roehampton and will not be requesting a wildcard into the main draw" said Sharapova on her website File photo of 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova Getty Images The 30-year-old was controversially handed a wildcard for next month’s WTA grasscourt event in Birmingham a key warm-up for Wimbledon with eight of the world’s top 10 set to take part including world number one Angelique Kerber "A few months ago I received a wildcard offer from Birmingham one of my most memorable tournaments as a young player I am so grateful and excited to be playing this event again" she said Sharapova returned from her doping ban on 26 April but relied on wildcards to get into tournaments because her world ranking points expired while she was banned The five-time Grand Slam winner had plummeted to 211 She was initially banned for two years for using meldonium with the penalty later reduced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which ruled she was not an intentional doper After her ban expired Sharapova returned to competition last month at the Stuttgart Open reaching the semi-finals and progressed to the last 32 of the Madrid Open failing to earn a qualifying spot for the French Open the second Grand Slam of the season which starts later this month Sharapova this week responded to her French Open wildcard snub with a defiant Twitter message saying: "If this is what it takes to rise up again then I am in it all the way everyday" The Russian also allayed fears about a thigh injury that saw her retire from this week’s Rome Masters "I have already started getting treatment on the injury I sustained a few days ago in Rome and will begin my preparation as soon I get better" she said Virginia governor will not halt inmate’s execution | Reuters World Reuters Jul 07 2017 02:46:44 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jul 07 2017 02:46 AM | Updated Date: Jul 07 2017 02:46 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See Written by N K Singh | Published: June 15 2011 3:26 am Related News The UPA 2 government has completed its first two years in office The Food Security Bill continues to elude consensus Every now and then there is a new announcement that a comprehensive bill is round the corner In the meantimefoodgrain rots and hunger remains unabated Uncertainty surrounds even the existing unsatisfactory arrangements Sowhat are the key issues that need to be resolved First and foremostthe scope of the bill Should this only cover those who are below poverty line (BPL) or should it also cover the above poverty line (APL) families After allthe right to food is the universal right of every citizen It is true that those who are BPLwho are on the edge of hungermust be our overriding priority But how can we call something a right if everyone does not have it Secondwhat is the methodology which should be used to define BPL Should this only be based on minimum calorific intake without regard to nutritional efficiencies It is well-recognised that unless the entitlement covers clean drinking watersanitationhygiene and primary healthcarealong with deficiencies of micro nutrientsthe absorptive capacity for food would be seriously compromised So the question iswhat do we want to achieve from the Food Security Bill After allit must enable every childwoman and man to have an opportunity for a healthy and productive life beyond mere access to calories required for existence Thereforethe food security legislation should aim at overcoming the challenges of food security without losing sight of the broad definition and components of food security that have come to be accepted across the world The interrelation between food and social security cannot be ignored and any effort of guaranteeing one without the rest will render food security ineffective Thirdeven in the traditional sense in which poverty has been imperfectly definedthere are widely varying estimates of the number of poor people As far as the number of BPL families are concernedthe Wadhwa committee estimates the number to be 20 crorethe state governments estimate the number as 105 crorethe Tendulkar committee put it as 95 croreArjun Sengupta committee 20 croreNC Saxena 125 crore and the Planning Commission puts the figure at 7 crore Recentlyof coursethe Planning Commission is inclined to accept the Tendulkar committee report which is half of the number suggested by the Wadhwa committee and is slightly below the state government estimates Of coursethe financial implications vary dramatically from Rs 82000 crore under the Wadhwa committee to Rs 18000 crore under the Tendulkar committeeover and above the present allocations for subsidies Until recentlypoverty was estimated in India by measuring calorie intakethough the Tendulkar committee moved away from that to a broader definition Methodology for the computation of poverty needs to be restructured by taking into account the new multi-dimensional approach of estimating poverty Fourthrelated to the above is the issue of whether the entitlement should be 25 kg or 35 kg of foodgrain a month There could also be a differentiated approach in which only those in the BPL category receive 35 kgothers like APL families receive the lower entitlement of 25 kg only Priceno doubteveryone has assumedshould be Rs 3 per kg Fiftha major unresolved issue is the distribution modality since the bill will entail a massive increase in the quantum of foodgrain Reliance on the public distribution system alone may prove inadequate Everyone is familiar with the inherent leakages in the existing PDS in terms of quality of foodgrainbogus ration cardshoardingprofiteering and multiple ways of denying food to the powerless and disadvantaged Of courseif the current PDS is to be continuedit will also entail enormous problems of food procurementstoragetransportation and all the other attendant evils we are fully familiar with So should we not think of more innovative ways of administering food subsidy Two types of schemes are being increasingly mentioned The first is a coupon system in which the intended beneficiary receives a food coupon which carries money value and gives him the option to buy foodgrain from any shop which gives him satisfaction This creates competition between different outlets and will certainly improve the quality and enlarge consumer choiceminimise misuse and improve productivity There is the second approachthat isdirect cash transfer by opening a bank account in the name of the intended beneficiary and transferring the money directly to the bank account Countries like Brazilwhich have experimented with conditional cash transferhave achieved success in administering such schemes more efficiently Sixthproduction and livelihood of food producersfrom the household to the national levelconstitute the core element of food security You cannot provide food to people if you do not first ensure that food is produced in adequate quantities And to ensure adequate food productionthe livelihood of food producers must be ensured With continuing high growth in population and the stagnant area under foodgrain productionthe right to food can only be ensured with a sustained growth in productivity levelsincreased food procurement and by containing the colossal wastage of food Enacting a Food Security Act cannot be postponed What kind of superpower can India hope to be if it cannot address the basic issue of starvation and hunger We cannot afford to hasten slowly The writer is a Rajya Sabha MP For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: November 9 2016 5:37 am Top News Over one thousand employees of the tractor unit of Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) unit have been asked to apply for the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) by December 5 The Union Cabinet in its meeting held on October 27 had approved the closure of operations of the tractor unit of the factory Watch what else is in the news In view of the deteriorating position of the company and hardships being faced by employees due to non-payment of salaries and other dues the Cabinet had decided to close down the tractor unit and offer attractive Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) to its employees at 2007 notional pay scales The order dated November 4 also stated that employees not opting for VRS would be retrenched under the Industrial Disputes Act1947 with three months notice period as the Tractor Division will be closed down “The VRS has been made compulsory Though all employees who have completed 30 years of service will apply as they will get complete VRS but there has been no relief for employees who have done service below 30 years” said B D Batra members of the HMT Employee Union A budgetary support of Rs 71872 crore was also announced for the factory for payment of outstanding salaries and other employee-related dues VRS and clearing of Tractor Division’s liabilities towards banks and creditors The employees have been asked to register their names in the Employee Resource Centre and submit their VRS/VSS applications in the prescribed format by December 5 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsISMAILIA Egypt (Reuters) – The mosque was packed with hundreds of worshippers for Friday prayers in Egypt’s North Sinai when gunmen in military-style uniforms and masks appeared in a doorway and at windows Damaged vehicles are seen after a bomb exploded at Al Rawdah mosque in Bir Al-Abed Egypt November 25 2017 REUTERS/Mohamed Soliman The ease with which they mounted an attack – killing more than 300 people in the worst bloodshed of its kind in Egypt’s modern history – highlighted the threat militant groups pose in the most populous Arab country After four years of battling Islamic State in the Sinai where the group has killed hundreds of soldiers and police authorities still face an enemy with growing ambitions in Egypt despite its defeats in Iraq Syria and Libya Carrying the black flag of Islamic State the assailants arrived in off-road vehicles before opening fire on the cream-coloured Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed leaving its carpets stained with blood officials and witnesses said People scrambled to escape as gunmen opened fire at worshippers including dozens of children By the time the shooting stopped many of the village’s men were lifeless No group has claimed responsibility ATTACK RATTLES EGYPTIANS Egyptians were stunned because the attack was directed at a mosque – a rarity in the country’s history of Islamist insurgencies The possibility that ultra-hardline Islamists are shifting tactics and picking new targets is worrying for Egypt where governments have struggled to contain groups far less brazen than Islamic State Egyptian leaders have adopted a zero-tolerance policy with air strikes raids on militant hideouts and long prison sentences President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has once again threatened to crush the militants “The armed forces and the police will avenge our martyrs and restore security and stability with the utmost force in the coming period” he said after Friday’s carnage Sisi has called for a comprehensive campaign to counter what he describes as the existential threat of radical jihadism deploying moderate clerics to promote moderate Islam for instance He is expected to run for a second term early next year Even with a convincing win he will face pressure to deliver on promises of stability especially if attacks like that on Al Rawdah persist For Islamic State the village was a target because of its ties to Sufism a mystical form of Islam that hardline Islamist groups consider heretical Some villagers recalled how these threats were made about a year ago in an Islamic State internet publication In a December 2016 issue of al-Nabaa one of the group’s religious leaders left little doubt that Sufis would be targeted It mentioned Al Rawdah directly “Our primary focus lies in the war against polytheism and apostasy and of those Sufism sorcery and divination” he said More threats were made in early 2017 SUFIS CONDEMNED FOR BELIEFS In March Islamic State’s branch in the Sinai posted a video of its religious police forcing a group of Sufis to renounce their beliefs under threat of death It showed what it said were militants beheading two elderly Sufi men in the desert after they were found guilty of witchcraft and sorcery Egypt has about 15 million Sufis and their shrines and saints appear in villages across the country Ultra-conservative Salafists abhor Sufi practices and some have in the past threatened to smash their symbols with hammers and iron bars Five police and army sources said there was no recent specific threat against Sufis in Al Rawdah Friday’s attack began in the early afternoon The mosque’s imam said he had just stepped onto the podium for his sermon when gunfire erupted and worshippers struggled to escape “I found people piled on top of each other and they kept firing at anyone” imam Mohamed Abdel Fattah told Reuters from his hospital bed in Sharqiya city “They fired at anyone who breathed” Ramadan Salama 26 said all he remembers before ending up in hospital was gunmen entering the mosque during the sermon and spraying worshippers with gunfire As Egyptian security forces try to reassure an anxious public they face yet another dangerous enemy A new group with military training is already posing a more complex threat In October it mounted a sophisticated attack not far from Cairo The little-known Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility for the attack on police in the Western desert far from northern Sinai Security sources said dozens of police officers and conscripts were killed The government said 16 police and conscripts died Security sources said the heavy weapons and tactics employed indicated ties to Islamic State or more likely an al Qaeda brigade led by Hesham al-Ashmawy a former Egyptian special forces officer turned jihadist For now security and intelligence officials will continue to hunt Ashmawy described as the country’s most wanted man Egypt’s prosecutor’s office citing its investigation and interviews with wounded survivors says gunmen carried an Islamic State flag as they stormed the Al Rawdah mosque Authorities say 305 people including 27 children died as gunmen even attacked ambulances arriving on the scene Another 128 were wounded “They entered the mosque from outside almost 10 to 20 people with weapons and they destroyed everything” said resident Magdy Rezk from hospital It was a huge toll for a tiny village Tribal leader Ibrahim el-Menaie told Reuters via social media that it has a population of only 800 “The whole village is black with mourning” said resident Haj Ahmed Swailam This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Washington:President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner used his personal email account on dozensof occasions to communicate with colleagues in the WhiteHouse his lawyer has said File image of Jared Kushner AP Between January and August Kushner either received or responded to fewer than 100 emails from White House officialsfrom his private account attorney Abbe Lowell said in astatement Sunday "These usually forwarded news articles or politicalcommentary and most often occurred when someone initiated theexchange by sending an email to his 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