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It was a fascinating essay in masterly diplomacy. Typical of her style of negotiating with world leaders was her exchange with the British foreign secretary, Alec Douglas-Home “Our fear” he said “is that there would be war” “We wouldn’t start it” was her laconic reply In every country including the US public and media opinion about the Pakistan army’s crimes against humanity in Bangladesh was far ahead of the government Yet pleas for “restraint” were ubiquitous Gandhi used her public appearances to deal with them When a BBC interviewer advised her to “show restraint” she shot back that such appeals were “meaningless” because no government had shown such restraint as hers “despite tremendous provocation and threat to our security and stability” When the interviewer persisted in his argument that restraint was the need of the hour she told him: “When Hitler was on the rampage why didn’t you say ‘let’s keep quiet have peace with Germany and let the Jews die’” This was greeted with tremendous applause The diplomatic odyssey did have some lasting effect When at the height of the Bangladesh war in December 1971 there was hectic diplomatic activity at the UN Security Council France and Britain voted against every resolution unacceptable to India The story in the US was starkly different during both the SC debates and Gandhi’s earlier visit to Washington In his book The White House Years which many have called “Whitewash Years” Henry Kissinger has recorded that the Nixon-Gandhi meetings “turned into a classic dialogue of the deaf” He has added that Gandhi and Nixon were “not intended by fate to be personally congenial” Yet even though she got nowhere with the Nixon-Kissinger duo she made up for it by addressing her message to the American people who were already critical of the notorious “tilt” towards Pakistan When at the National Press Club she was asked about a possible meeting with Yahya she replied that she could not possibly “shake hands with a clenched fist” Another quotable quote of Kissinger is: “Nixon’s comments after a meeting with her were not always printable” What an irony it is therefore that much later the US government itself printed some of these egregiously foul remarks In 2005 the US State Department published South Asia Crisis 1971 in the series “Foreign Relations of the United States 1969-76” It clearly states that while waiting for Gandhi to arrive for her second meeting with them the then US president and his national security advisor were not content with calling her a “witch”; they also hurled at her a rhyming epithet that no civilised individual would use for a lady leave alone a head of a foreign government The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: March 13 2017 4:40 am Top News THOUGH THE Bharatiya Janata Party got only three seats out of 23 this time the party had put up a dismal show in Malwa last time around too In the 2012 Assembly election BJP won only one out of the six seats they contested from Malwa Punjab and that was of Fazilka MLA Surjeet Kumar Jayani who went on to become a minister as well Watch What Else Is Making News BJP contested from Abohar Fazilka Ferozepur Ludhiana North Ludhiana West and Ludhiana Central in Malwa Punjab and it is by far the party’s poorest performance in the past 10 years from this region In 2012 BJP won 12 seats including five from Doaba region six from Majha and only one from Malwa In 2017 however the party won one each from each section of Punjab In Malwa Arun Narang defeated three-time Congress MLA Sunil Jakhar from Abohar by 3279 votes Jakhar had been winning Abohar since 2002 Soon after winning Narang took out a victory procession and his supporters sent out messages on social media that he is the only one from Malwa Punjab to win a seat Narang told The Indian Express “Yes I am the lone BJP MLA from Malwa Punjab No doubt our party did not fare well in Punjab But I had responsibility about my seat which I fulfilled and hence I will take up all issues of the constituency despite being in opposition” Meanwhile the other candidates who lost were Sukhpal Singh Nannu defeated by Parminder Singh Pinki of the Congress by over 30000 votes while Jayani lost to the youngest Congress candidate Davinder Singh Ghubaya from Fazilka by 296 votes In Ludhiana BJP’s Kamal Chaitly finished third from Ludhiana West where Congress’s Bharat Bhushan Ashu won by over 36000 votes BJP’s Parveen Bansal lost to Congress’s Rakesh Pandey from Ludhiana North by nearly 5000 votes while his party colleague Gurdev Sharma Debi lost to Surinder Dawar of Congress by more than 20000 votes at Ludhiana Central Bansal said “We are weak in Malwa Punjab and we need to work harder We will work more and will now focus on mission 2019 Lok Sabha polls” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The Delhi Police team is carrying out raids in Hyderabad for a middleman who used to scout for needy families looking for kidney donors The Crime Branch had arrested four persons including a woman for their alleged involvement in the illegal sale and purchase of kidneys Representational image AFP A team is currently in Hyderabad looking for one person who goes by the name of Venky sources said He works at a pharmacy in Hyderabad and would find out about patients looking for kidney donors and would guide them to his accomplices in Delhi The inter-state racket was busted end May after an MBA student along with a news channel reporter contacted the Crime Branch officials in April The student had posed as a donor to dig deep into the racket and through spy devices provided to him by the Crime Branch recorded the entire process from his meetings with the middlemento his screening process at the hospital The four accused — Jayant Sahoo Sulekha Panda Anoj Patra and Birju Paswan — are currently in police custody and are being interrogated It has been found that they have their own ‘persons’ working at chemist shops in hospitals and diagnostic centres in Delhi and some other cities said a senior police officer Venky is one of them He is currently absconding after learning about the arrest of his accomplices He would target those patients who purchased medicines for kidney ailments After finding out that they were looking for donors they would put them in touch with the middlemen who would gauge their financial capacity and then make them meet potential donors The student was given a separate identity with fake ID cards so that he could pass off as a member of the family of the recipient The middlemen targeted helpless families who were looking for kidney donors They were induced and charged huge amounts of money with the promise to complete necessary documentation and formalities for the smooth transplant operations The PDP has appealed to the Election Commission to postpone the Anantnag bypoll in lieu of violence in the state "This is not the right time for the polls. have informed the party of my request" say Tasduq Mufti state chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s brother April 12th by polls in Anantnag should be postponed: Tasaduq Mufti (contesting by polls) brother of Mehbooba Mufti pictwittercom/XccsAUbVtd — ANI (@ANI_news) April 10 2017 This comes after incidents of violence were witnessed onSunday and Monday including stone-throwing and setting polling booths on fire According to an Indian Express report a school located in Shopian district was set ablaze by unidentified persons on Monday Separatists have called for a shutdown and there is a heavy deployment of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to maintain law and order The bypoll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency — spread across three districts of Srinagar Budgam and Ganderbal —was marred by widespread violence on Sunday with police claiming that nearly 200 incidents of violent protests took place in central Kashmir As the day began with small queues of voters outside polling booths slogan shouting mobs attacked polling stations in Budgam damaged EVMs and prevented voters from exercising their franchise Security forces tried to disperse crowds with warning shots initially and opened fire at them when they didn’t relent a police officer said The deserted polo view road in Srinagar Sameer Yasir/ Firstpost Seven persons were killed at three places in Budgam district and one in Ganderbal where protestors clashed with security forces "The security forces opened fire to protect the polling staff" the officer said alleging that mobs tried to storm many polling stations and destroy EVMs The seven percent voter turnout is the lowest in the state in 27 years In the 2014 general election the constituency had recorded 26 percent turnout The by-poll was the first after the 2016 unrest triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani Over 100 people were killed in five months of the unrest — the worst in six years of the troubled Valley "It was an unfortunate day Over 100 security personnel were injured The turnout was 709 per cent" chief electoral officer Shantmanu told media persons He also said that re-polling will be held at 100 polling stations that witnessed early closure on Monday Former chief minister Omar Abdullah said it was the worst poll-related violence he had seen in his 20-year of political career "Have contested six elections over 20 years and have never seen this level of violence in elections in Kashmir" Abdullah tweeted hitting out at the state government over the violence and accused chief minister Mehbooba Mufti of failing to provide a conducive atmosphere for voting "Mehbooba Mufti is responsible for this situation There is mismanagement" he said Security was stepped up after separatists extended shutdown call till 12 April — election day in south Kashmir Authorities have also decided to suspend internet services and postponed the university examinations scheduled The stakes were high for opposition National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s Nazir Ahmed Khan the main contestants In all nine candidates were in the fray The seat fell vacant after then PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra resigned to protest alleged atrocities on people during the 2016 agitation With inputs from IANS Truth is what someone somewhere is trying to hide and the rest is advertising— this is a key lesson journalism students are taught And there can’t be a better place than the much-advertised Gujarat model for training in this Why are Rahul Gandhi Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakor finding a connect with the rural and semi-urban masses in Gujarat Has Rahul grown so tall politically that he can puncture Narendra Modi’s balloon in his prized state Has Hardik Patel developed so much intellectual capital in two years Has Alpesh Thakor become a state-level leader in a short time They are touching real issues that people identify with while hitting the BJP where it hurts the most Unemployment farmer distress and pathetic health infrastructure are not rhetorical but real issues in Gujarat all of which fly in the face of claims of a vibrant and throbbing economy The three leaders mentioned above are raising these issues during their public interactions and generating a loud applause Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani calls unemployment numbers given by Rahul Gandhi and the two others as “white lies” but the state government’s very own figures speak for themselves According to Statistical Outline of Gujarat 2016 published by the government as many as 23806 factories closed down in the state in two years from 2014-15 to 2015-16 each employing an average of 5281 workers This rendered over 1257 lakh workers unemployed besides nearly 7 lakh educated unemployed youth registered with the State Employment Bureau So the total number of people looking for jobs was estimated to be 1957 lakh workers as on 2016 Officials disclosed that on an average 10000 to 12000 factories— mostly in the small scale and unorganized tiny sector— have been shuttered during the last five years According to government reports 11873 factories closed down in 2014-15 and 11933 in 2015-16 File image of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani News18 The latest numbers post-demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Services Tax have not been published so far Industry sources say that even by conservative estimates not less than 12 lakh workers lost jobs due to the twin blows of demonetization and GST in key sectors like textiles auto spares ceramics and engineering goods In all if one adds up available government data and industry estimates the unemployment figure is a staggering 32 lakh In what indicates a skew in government policies Gujarat’s malnutrition numbers are inversely proportional to its massively advertised growth figures Very recently as many as 18 newborns succumbed in the main Government Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad because they were underweight Half of these 18 infants were referred to Ahmedabad because the smaller government facilities in other parts of the state did not have the right equipment and suffered from a lack of staff According to the latest data available in the Sample Registration System Statistical Report 2015 and National Family Health Survey 2015-16 as many as 39 percent children in Gujarat are underweight as against the national average of 35 The state ranks 25th among 29 states in terms of underweight children below five years of age It ranks 17th in terms of infant mortality rate with 33 deaths per 1000 live births Contrast this with the growth numbers: Gujarat is the second most industrialized state and has the fifth highest per capita income of Rs 122 lakh above Maharashtra at Rs 121 lakh and Kerala at Rs 119 lakh Its GDP is the fourth highest in the country The farmers in Gujarat are meanwhile seething with anger due to the government announcing a very low minimum support price as against the increasing input costs of seeds fertilisers and agricultural labour And there is inordinate delay in releasing even the low payments thanks to cumbersome procedures The groundnut farm sector is a case in point Cotton and groundnut are two major cash crops in Gujarat but many cotton farmers took to groundnut during the kharif season owing to increasing bollworm insect attacks But for them it is like landing in the fire from the frying pan “In view of growing anger just ahead of Diwali the government announced a minimum support price of Rs 900 per 20 kg which is woefully inadequate to cover the costs forget gaining any profits out of it” points out Sagar Rabari general secretary of the Gujarat Khet Parishad an organisation of farmers Here too less than a fourth of the groundnut farmers have got the MSP while hundreds of others are waiting in queue because of procedural delays “This has created a strong feeling among them that the MSP was announced just because of the elections What substantiates this is that the budget for the purpose is only Rs 500 crore.So by the time the backlog is cleared the elections would be over and out” he asserts An agriculture department official grins “If the BJP returns to power they will forget the farmers again and if the Congress comes to power they might well say that this was the previous government’s scheme” By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 23 2017 10:14 am The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Related News The stalled work to redevelop Qutab Golf Course in a posh South Delhi loacality is all set to begin with the National Green Tribunal lifting the stay order on the construction activity The green panel which gave its go ahead to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to carry out the construction however put a condition that the work around the lakes in area would remain stalled “DDA may carry out other activities excluding the activity in relation to the lake” the bench said A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim granted the relief to the DDA after senior advocate Rajiv Bansal and advocate Kush Sharma sought urgent directions to carry out other development activities around the lake They told the green panel that if the order was not vacated it would cause a great loss to the public exchequer The matter was fixed for further hearing on August 8 On July 12 the bench had restrained the DDA from carrying out any activity after it had failed to respond to an NGO’s plea alleging that concretisation of the lakes would adversely affect recharge of ground water in the Qutab Golf Course at the Lado Sarai area In its plea the DDA had contended that the five lakes as alleged by the NGO were already in existence since the inception of the golf course in 2000 “Hence the allegation that DDA is constructing new artificial lakes is outrageously false and the same is a figment of the petitioner’s imagination having publicity- centric mind and have been made with a sole motive of just to gain publicity by interfering in the smooth operation of DDA’s plan for renovation of the Qutub Golf Course “The renovation has been framed with a view to stop the wastage of water during watering on turf for getting rid of contaminated grass and weeds for planting variety of hybrid grass and to further ensure that sufficient green area is maintained within the Golf Course premises” the plea had said The DDA had contended that it tried to file its reply in the case which had annexures including certain maps of the site in question but had failed to do so due to non-conversion of maps in PDF format “Due to the new NGT guidelines for e-filing of documents DDA tried to contact various photostat vendors to convert themaps to PDF format as required by the registry but due to non-availability of the technology in the nearby area the maps could not be converted to PDF format and the reply could not be filed on time” it had said The stay order of the green panel had come during the hearing of the plea by NGO CHETNA seeking a stay on such construction activity and asking the DDA to place on record the source of water that is intended to be used for the lakes The NGO had claimed that due to insufficient rainfall in Delhi the artificial water bodies proposed to be constructed cannot possibly be filled up on a sustainable basis by rainwater For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Updated: October 16 2017 7:21 pm Resuming at the overnight score of 332 for 2 the home side lost two wickets including that of centurion M S Washington Sundar (Source: File) Related News Rain played spoilsport in the Ranji Trophy Group “C” match between Tamil Nadu and Tripura at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai with only seven overs being possible on the third day on Monday Resuming at the overnight score of 332 for 2 the home side lost two wickets including that of centurion M S Washington Sundar and finished the day at 357 for 4 in 88 overs taking a lead of 99 runs over Tripura in the first innings The left-handed opener fell for the addition of just three runs to his overnight score of 156 caught by Yashpal Singh off Abhijit Sarkar Dinesh Karthik who flew down from Hyderabad where he was part of the India team for the T20 series against Australia to play this game lasted just seven deliveries for his five He hit one four before becoming Sarkar’s second wicket Test star Ravichandran Ashwin joined Baba Indrajith (89 batting) in the middle and a few deliveries later the rains arrived and play had to be stopped A combination of persistent rain and bad light meant an early end to the day’s play The truncated third day would affect Tamil Nadu’s hopes of an outright victory The team had conceded the first innings lead in the drawn encounter against Andhra Pradesh in the opening round Brief scores: Group “C” (Day 3): Tripura 258 in 961 overs (Smit Patel 99 K Vignesh 4 for 41) vs Tamil Nadu 357 for 4 in 88 overs (M S Washington Sundar 159 B Indrajith 89 batting Abhinav Mukund 76 Abhijit Sarkar 2 for 43) At Vadodara: Baroda 373 all out in 128 overs (Swapnil Singh 88 A Sheth 70 not out Vishnu Solanki 61 B Ayyappa 4 for 69) vs Andhra Pradesh 505 for 9 in 1394 overs (G Hanuma Vihari 150 Ricky Bhui 145 A Sheth 5 for 77 ) At Indore: Madhya Pradesh 409 in 1443 overs (Naman Ojha 180 Ankit Sharma 67 Akash Parkar 4 for 70) vs Mumbai 415 for 8 in 123 overs (Jay Bista 135 Surya Kumar Yadav 91 Siddesh Lad 82) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChandigarh: Till a day before joining BJP Kiran Bedi had no intention to "join politics" but things changed after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi her husband said on Thursday Kiran Bedi’s husband Brij Bedi said it was his wife’s destiny to join politics "Before her joining BJP we were not at all interested in politics A day before joining BJP she said there is no chance of joining politics" said Brij Bedi "Then she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and she was convinced by the party.she rang me up and said destiny is taking somewhere else then I said ok" he told PTI He said she joined politics taking it as a challenge and he supported Bedi when she decided to foray into politics "Why will not I support her decision of joining politics She is an intelligent woman and I had always supported her though we do not stay together but it is not that support is not there" he said When asked whether he is hopeful of BJP’s victory he said "I think so.If BJP comes to power in Delhi then Delhi will gain if they do not win then Delhi will lose" Brij runs a school in Amritsar for providing free education to poor children Brij Bedi stressed that clean and good people should join politics to bring positive change in the country and contribute to nation’s development "We have to change our mindset We have to stop cribbing criticism condemning people Everyone of us should contribute to the society" he said Asked what he thinks about AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal Bedi said he is into "over promising" people "He (Kejriwal) over promises I will do this do that." they are far from realty he said He said that people get disappointed when politicians who over promises during election could not fulfill them after victory He was also impressed by AAP when it was formed "When AAP came into existence everyone was impressed by its movement" he said When asked whether he was also impressed by AAP he said "100 percent" "They (AAP) did not show maturity The way they had come to power they should have not run away.they should not have resigned" he said Asking voters to be "selfish" Bedi said that voters should think before exercising their franchise "People must be selfish They should consider what will they get if they chose to vote for one political party and if they chose to vote for another political party" he said He cited an example of Amritsar parliamentary constituency which was represented by Captain Amarinder Singh of Congress during 2014 Lok Sabha polls Amarinder defeated BJP candidates Arun Jaitley from Amritsar seat "What people of Amritsar gained from Amarinder’s victory (in Lok Sabha polls) It is zero" he said as neither Amarinder’s party has government in the state nor at the Centre "For two months garbage was not lifted (in Amritsar)" he claimed Bedi stressed on developing under-developed areas saying then the country could see positive change "Development should start from bottom We see development usually starts from posh area Backward areas need to be developed first then there will be a change in the country otherwise there will be no change" he said PTI By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: April 5 2017 3:54 am In a complaint lodged at the Shakespeare Sarani police station Nandita Sengupta alleged that within the two months jewellery worth Rs 9 lakh had been stolen from the House Top News ACTOR RITUPARNA Sengupta’s mother on Tuesday alleged since the last two months gold jewellery has been going missing from their Robinson Street residence in Kolkata In a complaint lodged at the Shakespeare Sarani police station Nandita Sengupta alleged that within the two months jewellery worth Rs 9 lakh had been stolen from the House Joint CP (Crime) Vishal Garg said: “Her mother has lodged a complaint We have initiated a case and investigation is on” For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNarinder Ingle 32, Assistant police inspector P B Kolte said,We took them to translators from Myanmar because the probe till now shows that they are originally from Mynamar But they speak a different language So we are still facing a lot of problems in the interrogation? But now the circumstance are such…, said Zadaphiaadding? Mulayam,” The Scot,we must hope that it will be a government with a happier economic vision. These clubs have been launched in 22 schools and one college till now.Al Munafiq is an Arabic word that means one that has two heads or used in context where one starts from one end and comes out from another.

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