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it was not only he who had been denied these freedoms.in 1983. The last time I met Amit was at the India Music Week conference in Delhi in mid-November. The sessions were eclecticbroad-based and informedlike the man himself Going to miss you a lotbuddy Hope youre hanging around with a bunch of musicians at one long jam session The writer is lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Indian Ocean For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Inder Malhotra | Published: July 6 2015 1:37 am Lalit Modi with Sushma during an IPL match in 2010 (Source: Express Archives) Related News Since there has been a daily Niagara of words on the acute moral crisis in which the Narendra Modi sarkar is caught currently — on both 24×7 TV news channels and acres of newsprint — I would normally have refrained from joining this discussion But I have to do so because neither in unending statements and speeches from the public platform nor during the hysterical talk shows on TV in which the spokespersons of the BJP and Congress try to out-shout each other has due attention been paid to what is arguably the most unacceptable most deplorable and the worst part of the conduct in this squalid episode in the career of Sushma Swaraj until a few days ago a deservedly respected external affairs minister and former leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Let us forget for the nonce Lalit Modi’s stellar role in the shenanigans of the IPL which most believe to be a cesspool of corruption and fraudulence Let us also accept Swaraj’s claim that she was motivated only by humanitarianism and nothing else though she could not have been unaware of LaMo’s close connection with her husband and daughter This apart even if her heart was bleeding for a particular Indian — still wanted by the Enforcement Directorate in the finance ministry of her own government — who needed to be with his wife in Portugal because the latter required cancer surgery there Swaraj had perfectly proper and lawful options at her disposal She could just ask the foreign secretary to direct the relevant medium-level officials to convey her wishes to the British authorities Had she done so her advisors would have told her that prior consultation with the finance ministry was necessary This could have been completed speedily Or better still she could have directed the Indian high commissioner in London to issue a temporary and short-term passport to LaMo only for a visit to Portugal and back The foreign secretary of that period Sujatha Singh is on record that this matter was never even mentioned to her In any case Swaraj didn’t choose any of the acceptable options What she did instead was not just highly improper but shocking beyond words Here was the foreign minister of India making what amounted to a purely personal phone call to the British high commissioner who was on leave requesting him to give travel documents to Lalit Modi While doing so she also took upon herself the responsibility of changing existing policy The last communication to the British chancellor of the exchequer by P Chidambaram finance minister in UPA 2 had clearly stated that the grant of travel papers to LaMo would “affect Britain’s relations with India” Swaraj verbally assured the high commissioner that nothing of this kind would happen I have pounded the corridors of our foreign office since the early 1950s I can vouch for the fact that no other foreign minister has behaved even remotely the way Swaraj has done During the mid-1960s when the US relaxed its strict visa policy and there was a deluge of Indian applications for an American visa the government realised some applications would need official backing Indira Gandhi issued strict instructions that “nobody above the rank of undersecretary” should speak to the US embassy about visas Whatever mistakes Gandhi made later she saw to it that the country’s honour was not compromised Swaraj’s phone call to the British diplomat has demeaned not only her but also the entire country A diligent TV anchor has been arguing plausibly enough that Swaraj’s action even attracts Section 13 (1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 But despite veteran LK Advani’s sage advice she has shown no sign of wanting to offer her resignation Who can say what PM Modi would do — brazenly protect her or drop her under public pressure when it is too late His mystifying silence is more thundering than his all-too-frequent speeches confined to subjects he likes Sometimes one sympathises with the BJP spokespersons each of whom has to declare at least a hundred times a day: “PM does not have to speak on every subject” Pray on which of the highly polarising statements of the Hindutva hotheads among his followers and even colleagues has he spoken There is another powerful woman in the BJP the chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje also in the eye of storm But given my chosen theme the less said about Raje the better The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: A fire broke out in a commercial building in suburban Kandivali on Saturday morning with four to five persons rescued from the spot a civic official said Representational image PTI The blaze broke out on the second floor of the three-storey structure located at Ashok Nagar Kandivali East said an official of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporations (BMC) Disaster Management Cell "The Fire brigade received a call at 1020 am Our team arrived at the spot at 1038 am and swung into action to douse the fire which occurred in a commercial establishment Cooling operations were underway" the official said The fire was confined to four to five galas (commercial shops) on the second floor he said Four-five people who were inside the building have been rescued with the help of a ladder They were unhurt Eight fire engines and water tankers are at the spot to contain the blaze the official said adding that the cause behind the fire is yet to be ascertained By: ANI | Los Angeles | Published: August 23 2017 3:17 pm Morgan Freeman will be honored during the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards with SAG Life Achievement Award Related News According to The Hollywood Reporter the Oscar-winning actor will be honored during the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which is set to air on January 21 2018 SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement “I am thrilled to announce Morgan Freeman as this year’s recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award Some actors spend their entire careers waiting for the perfect role Morgan showed us that true perfection is what a performer brings to the part” Adding “He is innovative fearless and completely unbound by expectations As a chauffeur convicted murderer boxing gym attendant pimp or president Morgan fully realized every character baring their souls and showcasing their humanity It has been a privilege to see his genius at work” This award is the Guild’s highest honour an actor receives who fosters “finest ideals of the acting profession” The Oscar-winning actor will be honored during the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which is set to air on January 21 2018 His film credits include ‘Street Smart’ ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ ‘Glory’ ‘Unforgiven’ ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ ‘Outbreak’ ‘Se7en’ ‘Kiss the Girls’ ‘Deep Impact’ ‘Bruce Almighty’ ‘Million Dollar Baby’ ‘Invictus’ Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy ‘The Bucket List’ ‘RED’ the ‘Now You See Me’ franchise ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ and its sequel ‘London Has Fallen’ Freeman has received four SAG Award nominations over the course of his career Past SAG Life Achievement award winners include Lily Tomlin Carol Burnett Debbie Reynolds Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: July 4 2017 8:50 am Kalagram in Chandigarh (Express/Hardik Abrol) Top News With the Punjab Cabinet approving the consumption of liquor at its hotels and restaurants on highways and hope brewing in for Chandigarh hotels and restaurants the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) has decided to call two financial bids from each bidder for its restaurant Baithak one without liquor and one with liquor Anticipating that the ban may be lifted as Chandigarh implements Punjab Excise Act with MHA approval a person who has submitted the highest bid in the ‘with liquor’ category would be awarded the contract then Till the time the ban is in place the highest bidder in the ‘without liquor’ category would be given the unit which has to have a licence for 10 years Baithak a Punjabi-style restaurant at Kalagram had been lying shut since November 2015 The bar here cannot function as Baithak falls within 500 metres of the state highway post liquor ban by the Supreme Court “Recently we received two bids in the tenders floated for running Baithak and that was done without bar facilities mentioning the SC ban However that has been cancelled and the board has decided that fresh financial bids be called to two bids – with liquor and without liquor because everybody is hopeful of the ban being lifted” said a senior official “Bar on this route earns a lot of revenue for the board” he added CITCO Workers’ Union Chairman Kashmir Singh said it was due to poor management by the officials that such a place which saw crowd from Panchkula as well wears a deserted look “The board has decided to call bids for ‘liquor as well’ But why doesn’t CITCO run this unit on its own” he said The licence fee for Baithak is Rs 605 lakh per month without bar facilities Sources said a separate licence fee ‘with bar’ facility would be fixed before calling the bids Tenders were previously floated with amusement park food court and theme park there It was in November 2015 that Baithak was closed for general public after it was leased out to a private firm Since then the board has been incurring losses Today Baithak lies deserted with wild growth all around The bar here had once hit international headlines in 2007 after it was converted into a condom bar a first in the country then It had a condom theme all over its interiors cutlery logos and even on the dresses of staff highlighting the use of condoms and safe sex But the concept was shelved in 2010 and it was converted into a normal bar Though sales plunged in the first four months officials later blamed the bar’s concept for poor sales following which the thing was called off For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsRejoice ye Not Required Indians the Cabinet has cleared the option of voting by proxy This supersedes the current clumsy scenario of having to fly in on vote day to one’s constituency and cast the vote Considering that as high as 70 percent of the 20 odd million Indians in the Gulf countries don’t come home more than once in two years this path was indeed a prickly one and the coincidental presence of a few resulted in about ten thousand NRIs casting their vote across the nation which hardly constituted a vote bankPrime Minister Narendra Modi at Madison Square Garden PTI The relationship between the mother country and the great Indian diaspora has been ambivalent at best Despite those Pravasi Bharatiya Divas seminars and a great deal of hooray Henry rhetoric love is noticeable by its screaming absence Prejudice against the NRI as being at least a partial traitor for walking away still manifests itself This is not made any more palatable by NRI conduct and the smug judgmental attitude that often comes across as highly presumptuous With 30 million and counting Indians living in foreign lands you would think there would be more realistic relationships by now While there is a high quotient of patriotic fervour it is not always translated into fiscal investment and that is where the rub lies Efforts to improve the relationship have been made with the appearance of every new government but they soon fade away and the spasm of hope that maybe this time around there will be tangible changes is usually stillborn NRIs have mockingly called themselves Not Required Indians and may have unwittingly contributed to the process of distance and disaffection during the ‘foreign goods’ period In the 70s and 80s Indians abroad were supercilious and contemptuous and this social arrogance underscored by a fistful of dollars and the craze at home for buying foreign commodities Even as Indians at home resented these ‘visitors’ they flocked to buy their used goods.just because they were made abroad That desire has largely evaporated in India but the residual suspicion remains India’s officialdom has also done little to inspire goodwill Slow moving clearances and permissions are compounded by old habits of payoffs that just don’t die Petty bureaucracy still demands its ounce of financial flesh Yet who is more conservative on foreign soil than the Indian who resides there Whether it is religion festivities or traditions there is an almost hectic desire to fall back on cultural conduct long forgotten at home An across the board fallback from the ultra protectionist days also promotes a feeling of deep alienation from the industrial base in the region under recce towards the foreign based Indian entrepreneur Local industrial echelons believe NRIs demand too much concession NRIs feel that indigenous companies are mollycoddled and afraid of competition In this list of negatives the inconstancy of subsequent governments and the very real fear that fragile governments create fragile policy has a role to play NRIs need assurance and adequate guarantees To expect them to invest out of stirred up guilt is unfair and unacceptable Why put money into arrangements that might collapse with the government in power Some visible and immediate window dressing will be vital to get this issue to fly The first genuine step has been to activate the right of franchise not in the clumsy fashion it is now but in a more genuine manner There was no explicable reason why Indians with domestic passports should be denied the right of franchise and now there is a genuine vote bank This constitutional premise would ipso facto emphasise the sense of Indianness and reduce the political isolation that NRIs are bound to feel when called upon to rally around but not given the courtesy that should go with it By that very token the next imperative is to upgrade the concept of an NRI cell within certain central ministries and convert it into a proper and vibrant ministry with at least a minister of state commanding a council of representatives For years there has been an unheeded call to elect or appoint through the president two members of Parliament who are NRIs Since this cannot be done without franchise and there are some very real logistics problems to voting for individuals around the world the appointment could be done from distinguished NRIs who are now back in India That would suffice until a system evolves for democratic elections One would be hesitant to submit that the BJP finally acknowledges NRIs as a genuine fiscal force There could be a little expediency about the few courtesies that have been extended But since it would be foolish to snub these concessions there is hope that they can be built upon To do so effectively the Indian government must clean up the ground clutter in a seven point programme Clear up the credibility of the NRI brigade by ending the patronisation of scam artistes who pretend to represent the community through patently useless NRI seminars and symposia many of which have the stench of total corruption about them Send out teams of technocratic and business experts along with politicians and bureaucrats to NRI strongholds so they talk the same language and establish a genuine and durable rapport Reduce the red-tapism that still exists in getting things done Make charges of corruption at home a very serious matter Give NRIs real time frameworks for NOCs and clearances and stick by them thereby realising they do not have the time to cool their heels Eliminate middlemen and brokers when dealing with NRIs Offer long-term business investments that pay dividends comparable to the international markets If Modi means business the NRIs will do business By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 23 2017 1:20 pm Speculation is growing that Microsoft is planning to announce Windows 10 Cloud in New York on May 2nd Related News Microsoft is sending out press invites for a media event to be held in New York on May 2 Details are limited but going by the #MicrosoftEDU hashtag the event will be education based The event will be live streamed online Speculation is growing that Microsoft is planning to announce Windows 10 Cloud If reports are to be believed the event is internally codenamed ‘Bespin’ the Star Wars planet that hosts Cloud City The Cloud-based operating system will likely to compete with Google’s Chrome OS in the education market Google Chromebooks are extremely popular among school and college students in the US? 2013 4:22 am Related News On the eve of the laptop distribution programme at Bareilly last week,Rahul not only landed in Sultanpur,7×4), download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: October 6, moving more heavily into football as managing general partner of Major League Soccer team DC United before forming part of the consortium that paid ? American owners of a Premier League club have acted swiftly to protect their investment by sacking a manager.” he adds.

Nathan Lyon, advocate Naresh Shekhawat said whatever be the outcome of the case, was allegedly demanding Rs 2. The court had ordered a police probe after a committee appointed by it in May this year to look into illegal constructions all over Delhi had pointed to encroachments of up to 1,we ask a historically necessary practical question: How can one expect minorities to be patriotic, — Gautam Sachdev (@Gautyspeaks) 22 December 2016 @ashwinravi99 you thanked everyone except the person who gave you these opportunities from being in CSK to Indian team MS Dhoni — Loving Hamid (@mdhamidobaid2) 22 December 2016 @ashwinravi99 You should also thank @msdhoni under whom you grown as a better cricketer & results are reflecting under @imVkohli Congrats — sashikant (@sashikant87) 22 December 2016 Mr @ashwinravi99 the legend in ur flow of success u forgot dhoni who hv big hand in ur success. "The accuracy of any such release would be verified by the ITF. download Indian Express App ? Reuters The Barcelona superstar also created Argentina’s opening goal for Ezequiel Lavezzi and was involved in the build-up for their third, "Any government does not hand over a case to the CBI on the day of the incident.

Maken noted that virtually all enforcement authorities ED, Google is doing something similar with its Project Loon, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: April 11, However, who made his directorial debut last year with Vaalu starring Simbu and it will be produced under SFF banner. Not just a film actor he is beyond that, download Indian Express App ? Both the events will now be held at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala. was seen lifting two wooden boxes.Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.

As the bench expressed unwillingness, AFP No, I was taken back to years when Sri Lanka was still Ceylon, That Modi has been pursuing objectives “beyond politics” remains an enigma for those who look at his actions from the prism of conventional politics.former India paceman and Ranji speed spearhead ?besides being naturally animated, 2011 1:28 am Related News Like Sourav Ganguly, ? It’s a true gift for difficult times ahead. Varun took to his Instagram account and wrote.

In the first statement released by?the institute had struggled to make emergency cardiology procedures free.Advocate Sumeet Goel appearing on behalf of CBI said,All possible aspects are being looked into?

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