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We want equal political rights because without them our disabilities will be permanent? Sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment on Robben Island Mandela lived to achieve the ideal for which he was prepared to die the end of apartheid and freedom from bondage for his people After three centuries of harsh rulepower shifted back to the black community and Mandela himself became South Africas first black president These men knew that the dignity of human life means little if all the rights that we are entitled to are not restored to us It was a unique warfarewhere the oppressor was not an enemy I consider no one as my enemy?Gadkari should make Slumdog Millionaire Part II as the directors of his firms belong to slums… An inquiry has already started. For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: April 13 2013 12:17 am Related News In order to make quick bucks over the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket matcheseight people were found betting near Manakwal gate on Thursday Police raided the place and arrested all of them along with Rs 11000 in cashone laptop27 mobiles and one TV Betting worth Rs 56000 had been done by them and it was done based on the IPL match of April 11 The accused have been identified as Parvesh KumarHari KishanJatinder KumarTilak KumarRamesh KumarSonu Aroraall Haryana-basedPunit Wadheraa Delhi residentand Pardeep Singh from Muktsar For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 7 2017 3:44 pm Gautam Gambhir brought his 40th first-class hundred (Source: File) Related News Delhi opener Gautam Gambhir once again led from the front with the bat as he slammed his 40th first-class century on Saturday against Assam In a sublime inning which featured 14 boundaries Gambhir once again showed his fighting spirit as he first saw off the initial threat and later dominated the opposition bowlers The veteran Indian batsman brought up his hundred in 179 balls hitting 17 fours in the process on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and Assam He showed a lot of patience waiting for the loose deliveries The southpaw also played some attractive shots square of the wicket as well as in front So far Gambhir has played 186 first-class matches in which he has scored more than 14000 runs at an average of 4897 with a best of 233 He also has 65 first class fifties to his name Meanwhile after bowling out Assam for 258 in the first innings Delhi rode on Gambhir’s to reach 196/2 after tea Teams: Delhi: Gautam Gambhir Unmukt Chand Milind Kumar Nitish Rana Ishant Sharma(c) Dhruv Shorey Anuj Rawat(w) Navdeep Saini Pulkit Narang Manan Sharma Kulwant Khejroliya Assam: Abu Nechim Gokul Sharma(c) Arup Das Krishna Das Pallavkumar Das Rishav Das Swarupam Purkayastha Sibsankar Roy Tarjinder Singh Wasiqur Rahman(w) Rahul Singh For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: February 12 2014 11:50 pm To talk of cricket today is to be aware that the traditional fascination for cricket and cricketers has given way to an unsettling curiosity about where cricket is already headed (Photo: PTI) Related News It cannot keep rolling along parallel tracks Its various formats will have to find a way to accommodate each other The IPL is under the spotlight this week with the spectacle of player auctions once again upon us but also just days after India’s takeover of the International Cricket Council with the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee drawing attention back to allegations specifically of spot-fixing and generally of conflicts of interest in the league and by extension in the overall affairs of cricket The report is with the Supreme Court as is a potentially explosive sealed envelope containing names of persons believed to be up to little good (or “sporting fraud” in the committee’s words) The fate of N Srinivasan currently the most powerful man in global cricket and of his franchise the Chennai Super Kings may hang in the balance or it may not who’s to say — such is the resilience of the entrenched order in Indian cricket and equally its brittleness And who knows if the powerful men of Indian cricket will voluntarily take more than passing notice of the committee’s recommendations to cleanse the game’s ecosystem But this is perhaps a better time than any other to dwell longer on the question what ails cricket today The answer is of course a three-letter acronym the IPL and in so many ways Its mismanagement much of it possibly deliberate as Justice Mudgal and his co-author have explained in detail Its success in making every participant in the game a direct stakeholder in the BCCI-dictated order so that any possible check has been completely externalised Its arrogance in determining the centrality of the league so that Indian cricketers will not have any other conflicting engagement and foreign boards’ consent is purchased by the cash that comes their way if their players participate And so on The point is that these concerns can be addressed — in fact it would be to the IPL’s good for cricket and franchise-holders Not so easy however to address the incomprehension discernible in all independent commentary on cricket today incomprehension about what it is that is being spoken of when a reference is made to the game of cricket To talk of cricket today is to be aware that the traditional fascination for cricket and cricketers has given way to an unsettling curiosity about where cricket is already headed Sure every sport has its various formats domestic and international matches national teams and domestic leagues but the contest is comprehensible and comparable across formats There is general agreement on the skills and standards by which its hierarchy of priorities may be listed And sure most sports keep updating their rules to inject pace into matches — for instance hockey has incrementally brought in rolling and self-passes and junked offside fouls to limit breaks in play and inhibit defensiveness But the changes have been in the game as it has been subsequently played Not so in cricket Progressive abbreviation 50 and then 20 overs has fragmented the sport adding new formats while retaining the old five-day framework Changes have enhanced the appeal of formats other than its traditional measure of greatness one perceived to hold the essence of the sport Cricket’s most profitable format profitable for bringing in the largest number of spectators and television viewers is not its most obvious platform for determining a sportsperson’s skill Twenty20 is what we watch in the greatest numbers day after day when it is available but it is Test cricket and also the one-day World Cup where the best in the game are judged There have been one-day specialists and so looked at a little less respectfully than Test players but during Australia’s almost two-decade reign as cricket’s best it was accepted that the one-day game did have a good effect on the five-day game with the champions importing a healthier run-rate to their Test innings thereby enlivening proceedings and forcing a higher percentage of victories/ defeats to reverse the boredom of too many safe draws The case has yet to be made how T20 may hone new skills to benefit the longer formats Put simply the abbreviated format that has grown cricket’s audiences in its biggest territory — which gives cricketers their heftiest pay-cheques — is not one by which its national teams settle the best amongst themselves We devotees of Test cricket may sigh thank goodness for that but there is reason to worry about this unstable equilibrium The death of Test cricket which appeared imminent a few years ago may not yet be and perhaps the ICC’s current makeover of the Test schedule may make contests more keen and therefore interesting But the IPL is a signal that cricket’s appeal is deepening in India in a way that separates it from most other cricket-playing nations Allowing Test series to be bilaterally negotiated could shrink the exposure of the best to the rest that the ICC’s Future Tours Programme guaranteed but it is also a recognition that in many countries cricket just does not draw enough crowds any more The aspiration of those countries’ best is a contract with an IPL team Why even in England part of the Big Three with India and Australia the IPL’s capacity to unsettle internal lines of authority is evident from Kevin Pietersen’s eviction from the national squad and his almost simultaneous placement in the IPL auction with the highest reserve price For players from other sides the so-called freelancers notably West Indies’ Chris Gayle the IPL’s allure obviates the need to factor in their national teams’ requirements In form a T20 match does not have the narrative heft of a Test to enable us to judge how exceptional a match may be by the background or the specifics of its drift A T20 match is not engrossing enough in and of itself — it gains relevance from being part of a league table It does not even work bilaterally as an ODI series may between two countries — to be truly interesting it seems that T20 matches need to be part of a championship At a time when the Sochi Games the most closely tracked Winter Olympics ever are reminding us why sport matters and the football World Cup is months away with its proven capacity to bring millions of spectators without a team to call their own into a shared narrative cricket’s identity crisis is particularly noticeable Its best players are competing across all formats but the game is not able to comprehend the comparative worth of each format That can’t hold Cricket cannot keep rolling along parallel tracks with its most popular and lucrative form barely tolerated in appraisals of its greatest players Somehow the various formats will have to find ways to accommodate each other to make their stats mutually comprehensible The writer is a contributing editor for the ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mallica Joshi | New Delhi | Updated: March 9 2017 5:02 am Dy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia (PTI Photo/File) Top News The Delhi government has earmarked Rs 50 lakh for the financial year 2017-18 for getting rid of ‘vilayati kikar’ from the Ridge and replacing the invasive tree species with indigenous trees such as Amaltas The Ridge also known as the lung of the city for being the biggest green zone is full of ‘vilayati kikar’ a species of acacia The tree is not native to Delhi and has infested the Ridge wiping out the indigenous species and dealing a blow to biodiversity in the area Watch What Else Is Making News Experts have been talking about a plan to replace these trees with Delhi’s native trees for several years now The government’s decision to allocate a dedicated amount for the purpose indicated that the programme which has to be long-term might take off soon “Britishers planted ‘vilayati kikar’ in Delhi in 1912-13 It causes shortage of groundwater in Delhi” said Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Appreciating the plan experts said the government first needs to look at demarcating the forest area and added that the allotment of Rs 50 lakh was too low “While the plan is good the government needs to take tougher decisions The plan to demarcate boundaries of the Ridge has not moved at all and it is desperately needed The forest has been encroached upon to a great degree and there is an urgent need to protect it” said Ravi Agarwal former member of the Ridge Management Board For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sanjaya Baru | Published: April 19 2013 2:26 am Related News Have the economic slowdown and rising deficits hurt Indias global profile Last summerat the Shangri-la Dialogue in Singaporewhen Frances newly appointed defence ministerJean-Yves Le Drianspoke eloquently about his countrys stake in Asia-Pacific securityhe was asked a straight question from the audience had Frances finance minister assured him that he would get the budget needed to ensure Frances continued investment in Asian security Le Drian was honest and candid enough to admit that his colleague had given him no such assurance Ratherhe confessedmoney would be a problem Finance ministers around the worldespecially in democracies experiencing fiscal pressureare slashing defence budgets Indeedsome are even cutting their budget for diplomacy As fiscal constraints impinge on defence and diplomacygovernments find themselves increasingly homeboundeven if diplomats happily travel to summits Not surprisinglyFinance Minister P Chidambaram has also had to squeeze defence spending to get his fiscal numbers rightas his colleague across Raisina Hill does his best to maintain Indias external profile while dealing with spending cuts Through the 1990s and the 2000sas its economy grew and the governments fiscal capacity improvedIndia too derived strategic and foreign policy benefits from its improved economic performance Indias defence spending increased and its strategic sight was set higher The widening global footprint of Indian businessa consequence of a more open and robust economyalso helped Support for India grewfor exampleeven in the US Congressas more and more congressmen and senators voted in favour of India on issues relating to Indias national security While in the 1970s and 1980sIndias finance minister would travel to Western capitals in search of aid and the external affairs minister would go around lecturing the worldin the 2000sIndias finance and foreign ministers travelled to sell Brand India India became more expansive in its relations with its own neighbours and declared a new policy of unilateral trade liberalisation in favour of less developed countries Indias south-south trade increased as trades share in the GDP went up Indias foreign aid budget too increased and an entire new bureaucracy was created to pursue tradeaid and investment policies aimed at winning friends and influencing people I put together a series of essays I had written in the 1990s and early 2000s on this theme in a book entitled The Strategic Consequences of Indias Economic Performance (Academic Foundation2006) It should be obvious that those consequences were beneficial If India gained in global stature and influence thanks to its improved economic performance and greater opennessthe question arises if India has lost some of this sheen due to its reduced economic performance in recent months The answer is yes It has been a long time since an Indian finance minister has had to undertake roadshows around the world to attract investment Faced with an unacceptably high current account deficit67 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP)and worried about the potential consequences of a sovereign ratings downgrade if his fiscal numbers do not improveChidambaram has had to travel to TokyoHong KongSingaporeLondonNew York and Toronto in search of investors Perhaps on his way back homehe should consider stopping in DubaiAbu Dhabi and Doha Chidambaram is not new to the experience He did a lot of this in the early 1990s and even in the mid-1990s His predecessor and successor in the jobYashwant Sinhawould have even more bitter memories of his money-seeking days In 1989-90he went around the worldas Prime Minister Chandra Shekhars finance ministerbegging for money The Japanese snubbed him and the Americans put up a bill of demands in exchange for dollars After the nuclear tests of 1998Sinha travelled again in search of dollars to beat the sanctions imposed on India He found a newly enthused community of people of Indian origin willing to buy into his Resurgent India Bonds Todaythe job is proving tougher While Western powers and Japan are more friendly towards India than they were in the late-1980s or even late-1990smany of them are themselves in deep financial trouble and will not loosen the purse strings readily unless there is something in it for them Given this domestic fiscal and external economic profileit is not surprising that India baulked at the idea of increasing its share for the setting up of a BRICS Development Bank from $10 billion to $20 billion The idea itself was the product of the days of bravadobluff and bluster at the finance ministry during the fiscally irresponsible tenure of Chidambarams predecessor But two years agowhen the idea was proposed by Indiathe country was still not seen as a potential applicant for another loan from the International Monetary Fund Todayeven a responsible financial newspaper like Business Standard has editorially suggested that India may have to go to the IMF to seek financial support Can a country seeking support from the Bretton Woods sisters really be expected to put more money into a rival upstart The strategic consequencesif you likeof Indias reduced economic performance ought to have been clear to Indias strategic planners Till the economy is once again back on the rails and till Chidambaram has proved to the world that he has walked his talkthat isreduced the fiscal and current account deficitsand helped step up investments at homehe would want Indias foreign policy managers to tread carefully and rub no one on the wrong side India is not alone when it finds its domestic fiscal and economic situation influencing and constraining its external engagement Many countries are in a similar bind Even the US finds its power and strategic engagement sequesteredso to speakat the fiscal cliff Chinas leaders too worry about domestic economic constraints limiting their external options Not surprisinglythereforeeven as China browbeats Japan and flexes its arms in the East China Seait is in fact reaching out to many others to keep external tensions under control Against this backgroundit is interesting to see Chinas leaders reaching out to Indiaand a new element of the bilateral engagement is likely to be increased Chinese investment in India PerhapsChidambarams next visit has to be to Shanghai The writer is director for geo-economics and strategyInternational Institute for Strategic Studies and Honorary Senior FellowCentre for Policy ResearchDelhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsthe UT Estate Office took possession of land worth more than Rs 3, are still complaining of financial losses. But that is less important than having access to the original formulation. Night Shyamalan has signed up father-son duo, which was directed by YVS Chowdary and released in 2015.was missing. 2012 3:41 am Related News Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today welcomed the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to West Bengal on May 7.with ample parking space.

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