576 votes in 2012to

576 votes in 2012,to 49 sitting MLAs.

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But,breathe on its own? The framework of the dialogue is likely to be expanded to include additional subjects and some of the discussions could be elevated to the political level The two sides are likely to announce a range of new but modest measures for trade facilitation and people-to-people contact in Jammu and Kashmir across the Line of Control Beyond J&Ka shared commitment to expand bilateral trade has been one of the major outcomes of the first round of the peace process; the two ministers will hopefully announce some concrete steps towards trade liberalisation For its partIndia will continue to call for full justice in the 26/11 case One has to be very boldhoweverto assume that Pakistans leadership can or will deliver If the civilian leadership in Islamabad is incapablethe Pakistan army in Rawalpindi is clearly unwilling to clamp down on the anti-India terror groups Rawalpindi has not given Washington much satisfaction on terrorism despite military and civilian aid worth $20 billion that the US has showered on Pakistan over the last decade So where is the question of Indias demands being addressed After allDelhis leverage with Rawalpindi is a lot less than that of Washington Delhi also cannot lose sight of the fact thatfor Pakistanthe peace process with India is a lot less important at this juncture than the challenges (or opportunities as some in Rawalpindi might view them) that the Pakistan army faces on its western borderlands For good or badPakistans current geopolitics is tied to the future of Afghanistan If it wants to make progress with RawalpindiDelhi must demonstrate its relevance to the unfolding geopolitics of Afghanistan This weeks talks provide an important opportunity for India to begin a bilateral conversation with Pakistanwhich may not be enthusiastic about starting oneon the situation in Afghanistan and in the Pashtun tribal lands that connect our two western neighbours For its partDelhi must convey a few important messages on Indias Afghan policy to its Pakistani interlocutors this week FirstIndia must reaffirm its determination to deepen its bilateral strategic partnership with Afghanistan along the lines outlined by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Kabul during May SecondDelhi must reassure Rawalpindi that India does not view its relationship with Afghanistan in terms of a rivalry with Pakistan Delhi must underline its recognition of Pakistans natural neighbourly interests in Afghanistanwith which it shares 2500 km of open and contested border called the Durand Line ThirdDelhi must remind Pakistan that India has not taken sides in the dispute between Kabul and Islamabad on the legitimacy of the Durand Linedrawn by the British Raj between undivided India and Afghanistan in 1893 FourthDelhi must affirm that India will do nothing to disturb the military calm on the Indo-Pak frontier and that the Pakistan army must feel free to move more troops to its western frontiers to deal with its security challenges there FinallyIndia must offer to cooperate with Pakistan in the economic development and political stabilisation of Afghanistan at any forumbilateral or multilateral India must sound out Pakistan on convening a trilateral forum with Afghanistan this can be done within the framework of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation to discuss shared threats from terrorism and opportunities for triangular economic and trade cooperation If Delhi does propose an Indo-Pak framework for cooperation in Afghanistanit will not be the first time In June 1981then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi sent her foreign ministerPV Narasimha Raoto Pakistan to discuss a joint approach to the security challenges facing the subcontinent after the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan Relishing its place on the Cold War frontlinesPakistan dismissed Indias offerconfident as it was of extracting unlimited American political and military support Three decades lateras the war moves across the Durand LinePakistan finds itself in a tight spot Both the US and the terror groups are relentlessly bombing targets on Pakistani soil Rawalpindis relations with Washington are rapidly fraying and its economy is in deep trouble Whatever Indias other grievances might be and whether it finds a receptive ear or notDelhi must offerboth in private and in publicthat it is ready to join Rawalpindi in countering the current security threats to the subcontinent and grasping the opportunities for regional economic integration The writer is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy ResearchDelhiexpress@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Singapore | Updated: September 22 2016 2:41 am Bengaluru FC is the third Indian side to progress to AFC Cup semis Top News I-League champions Bengaluru FC on Wednesday booked their maiden semifinal berth in the AFC Cup football tournament on 1-0 aggregate against Tampines Rovers of Singapore after the second leg of the quarterfinals tie ended in a goal-less draw here Bengaluru had beaten Tampines 1-0 in the first leg in Bangalore last week courtesy C K Vineeth’s strike Bengaluru thus became only the third side from India to have qualified for the semifinals in the AFC Cup the continent’s second tier club competition Dempo and East Bengal have achieved the feat earlier in 2008 and 2013 respectively WATCH FOR MORE SPORTS NEWS Last year Bengaluru had bowed out of the tournament at Round of 16 stage For Bengaluru coach Alberto Roca a former assistant manager of FC Barcelona it has been a fairytale start in his stint as this was his second competitive match in charge of the side It was a disciplined tactical performance deployed by Roca that saw Bengaluru hold out for a goalless draw against Tampines at the Jalan Besar Stadium Tampines went for the jugular from the start as they sought to overturn a one-goal first leg deficit Despite having a lion’s share of possessions and shots they found Arminder Singh unbeatable in goal as the Bengaluru custodian produced a fine showing between the posts After losing defender Shakir Hamzah to a suspected cheekbone fracture midway through the second half Tampines rallied in their attempt to at least force extra time but were unable to find a way through the Bengaluru defence in the end Led by India star Sunil Chhetri Bengaluru soaked a wave of attacks from Tampines in the first session dominated by the home side Bengaluru did better in the second half and created a few scoring chances while its defence remained rock solid to thwart the Tampines attack led by former Aesenal and Liverpool player Jermaine Pennant Bengaluru now set up a re-match against defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim of Malaysia in the semi-finals The two sides were clubbed in the same group in the group stage Bengaluru had lost both the home and away matches against the Malaysian side in the group stage For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWashington:Sean Spicer burst onto the public stage six months ago with a scolding rant against reporters accusing them of lowballing the size of President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day crowd Following a turbulent half-year run as White House press secretary Spicer is leaving the building with a final burst of drama after rejecting what amounted to a downsising of his role Until he got swept up in Trump’s orbit Spicer had been a party functionary for the Republican National Committee well known and respected among Washington political operatives and reporters but with no national profile File image of Sean Spicer Reuters As Trump’s frontman at televised White House news briefings however the 45-year-old achieved a certain fame for defending the president at all costs through a variety of crises that have beset Trump’s young presidency He became instantly recognisable around the country and an inspiration for social media memes His live televised briefings drew big audiences for cable TV Spicer was lampooned on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" with Melissa McCarthy playing the combative "Spicey" character swallowing gum and driving a motorised lectern into actors playing reporters who asked hard questions Asked what he thought of the show Spicer told Fox News in an interview on Friday: "I think that there were parts of it that were funny but there’s a lot of it that was over the line It wasn’t funny It was stupid or silly or malicious" Over time however Trump felt he was not being defended strongly enough by his communications team and that there were not enough people advocating for him on TV according to a Republican close to the White House In a crushing snub Spicer a devout Roman Catholic was kept off the list of White House officials who met Pope Francis when Trump visited the Vatican in May With Trump eager to make changes in his communications team the president began courting Anthony Scaramucci a New York financial whiz who has been an eloquent defender of Trump in TV interviews Scaramucci is a prominent Republican fundraiser who advised Trump during his presidential campaign last year after working first on rival Scott Walker’s campaign until it fizzled Trump met Scaramucci on Thursday and talked about making him communications director and planned a formal job interview and offer on Friday Spicer was dubious when told he would continue in the duties of press secretary and communications director with Scaramucci who is not experienced in the ways of Washington taking over the ceremonial title a source close to the White House press operation said "This is a joke" the source said "Trump wanted Scaramucci on television as a surrogate for the White House and wanted to give him more of a formal title There was simply no understanding by the president that the communications director title comes with lots of responsibilities not just going on television" When Trump went ahead with the hire on Friday and asked Spicer to stay on Spicer had had enough telling the president he was resigning the source said After the announcement was made to the White House communications staff at midmorning White House chief of staff Reince Priebus huddled with Spicer and Scaramucci privately Spicer told Fox News the president did not want him to go and had been "very gracious throughout this process" "I just thought it was in the best interest of our communications department of our press organisation to not have too many cooks in the kitchen" he said Trump tweeted late on Friday: "Sean Spicer is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse from the Fake News Media – but his future is bright" Spicer spotted around the White House complex was described by colleagues as in a good mood and feeling he had made the right decision Paris: France’s already-battered tourism industry took a further hit in late July during what should have been the height of the season as foreign visitors stayed away after 84 people were killed in Nice on Bastille Day In the week following the 14 July attack on the Riviera city’s Promenade des Anglais boulevard arrivals by air slumped 88 percent compared to the same period in 2015 according to data from ForwardKeys which daily sifts more than 14 million air travel transactions The sector has been struggling for months not least since the 13 November attacks in and around Paris which claimed 130 lives Between January and July 10 arrivals to France by air were down 58 percent and down 11 percent to Paris Flight reservations to France following the Nice attack were down 20 percent Representational image AP France is the world’s top tourist destination and the tourism sector accounts for around nine per cent of GDP France had hoped the Euro 2016 football championships would give tourism a shot in the arm — but has been disappointed "Nice wiped out the Euro football effect which went off well in security terms and polished France’s image" said Frederic Valletoux chairman of the Ile de France regional tourist authority which covers the Paris region and its environs After Nice President Francois Hollande extended the state of emergency "which doesn’t help us — we continue to see customer numbers contract especially Americans and Asians" said Valletoux He says a consolation is that "French clients seem to be staying firm" even if Herve Becam chairman of the main hoteliers’ union Umih noted that overall "the trend is not good" The Cote d’Azur area around Nice usually a major summer draw saw hotel occupancy rates fall between five and 10 per cent through to latest figures running to last week And in Paris Umih expects a fall of nearer 20 percent hitting restaurants as well as hotels Other regions have also been hit including Normandy where a priest was killed by two jihadists last Tuesday Revenue per room for five-star Parisian establishments had been up nine per cent before the Nice attacks but by 28 July was 45 percent below the norm says Umih’s Prestige offshoot — which adds that Chinese demand has been sorely affected "What is new is the disaffection of Chinese clients for Paris and France" noted Umih Prestige saying that some business congresses scheduled for the second half of the year had been cancelled Prior to Nice July had been looking strong but "the 14 July attack brusquely pushed us down five per cent" says Alain de Mendonca chairman of travel firm Karavel-Promovacances adding that "people are afraid to go to the airport to take a plane" Sector specialist Protourisme believes July hotel stay data will come in four per cent down on last yearthe trust is not entitled to do so. (donation boxes) of the Gurudwara and to deposit all the amount received from devotees in a new separate bank account in the name of Gurudwara Gobinddham. The meeting was called in wake of recent incidents of fire. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: October 21, “Chandrakanta”, the provost sent letters to the parents of the students who had protested.and goes off to become a martial arts expert. Men’s singles eighth seed Srikanth overcame Hong Kong’s Vincent Ki Wing Wong 21-18.

Ankit Sharma, as well as television official George Ayoub. "We will analyse the performance of referees and judges although we have not received too many complaints. these two are defenders.s two sons ? Ganganagar, said Sunil.the heroine.

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