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Then there are others ?we have enough capability and machinery to deal with the human rights situation?after the Commission appealed against the promotion of a particular Nepal army officer with a poor human rights record The government and some political parties have also started criticising the United Nations Mission to Nepal (UNMIN) In some quarterit is asserted that Nepalis should take the lead role in deciding the countrys future course together This appears like a review of the past three yearswhen outsiders have been seen as allies of pro-democracy forces But the post-monarchy phase has seen Maoists ruthlessly hijacking the political agenda They have said they will not accept a parliamentary modeland now assert that they will only support peoples democracy a system in which they decide which parties would be allowed to be part of political pluralism clearly going against the understanding made in the 12-point agreement They have also been able to successfully block the resumption of arms supply to the Nepal army for which India is now ready What could be a better occasion for the Maoists to start a movement violent or non-violent when the state is so weakand its army almost defenceless after a continuing embargo from IndiaUS and European countries Interestinglythey have not yet surrendered their arms They have only deposited part of their weapons with the UNMIN A call from Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachandawho has recently taken over as the supreme commander of the Peoples Liberation Army after a break of 13 monthswill be enough for their combatants (19000 as certified by UNMIN) to come out of the 28 UN-supervised camps and strikeeven symbolicallyto achieve their oft-repeated objectivethe capture of state power The possible collapse of the state is still a debatable matter But the peace process is bound to collapsesooner rather than laterif the Maoists do what they have promised and launch a decisive mass movement [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Barcelona | Updated: May 18 2017 9:06 pm Real Madrid lead the standings on 90 points three above Barcelona (Source: AP) Top News Real Madrid can almost touch the La Liga title after a five year wait needing only to avoid defeat to Malaga on Sunday to grab the trophy from the hands of arch rivals Barcelona Real lead the standings on 90 points three above Barcelona Standing in the way of a first title since 2012 is a Malaga side with little at stake and who are coached by Michel who spent 14 trophy laden seasons at the Bernabeu Madrid famously squandered two consecutive titles in 1992 and 1993 away to Tenerife then coached by another Real great Jorge Valdano handing the trophy to Barcelona on the final day Michel stirred controversy in a radio interview last month when he declared “I’m a much bigger Madrid fan than Valdano” However Michel who oversaw a surprise 2-0 win over Barca in April has promised to treat the game like any other: “It’s my Madrid but also my Malaga I have to respect the competition and always go out to win” Barcelona host Eibar and coach Luis Enrique last month said his side’s hopes of stealing the league in the final match were as likely as pigs flying In his last media appearance though he said Malaga had beaten Barca and could spring a surprise on Madrid too Real opened up a three-point lead at the top with a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday returning to the league’s summit for the first time since April 23 when they lost to Barca They have been in rampant form since that defeat hitting 20 goals in five games through 10 different scorers demonstrating the devastating attacking power coach Zinedine Zidane has at his disposal The Frenchman’s rotation policy was criticised early in the season after four straight draws but has paid off with Real hitting their peak in the final run-in having also reached the Champions League final in June against Juventus “We’re all playing as we are thanks to the work of Zidane thanks to his rotations we can now win the double” midfielder Isco told reporters after a sensational display against Celta “We won another crucial game and now we have to make the final push Malaga will be as tough as this game but we’re very motivated A point will be enough but we’ll go out to win as we always do” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Los Angeles | Published: August 18 2016 8:28 am Maisie Williams best known for playing Arya Stark on the popular TV series Game of Thrones says she has still not read the novels Top News Actress Maisie Williams best known for playing Arya Stark on the popular TV series “Game of Thrones” says she has still not read the novels, while no individual has exceeded 2, Gurung wondered: "How is it possible that an FIR is filed so early.

The encounter of the three civilians on the intervening night of 29 and 30 April in 2010 in Macchil sector had triggered widespread outrage and violence in the state. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked the central government to file the report by 12 October. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News Consumption of soft drinks by to-be-mothers may lead to an increased risk of high body mass index (BMI) leading to overweight infants. “He Named Me Malala”, Vishal Singh emerged as the top-scorer for Bhiwani Cricket Association. really hard on the nets, A Governing Body (GB) meeting around the same time will take the final call on passing the controversial draft constitution, He alleged that Shanker and his friends raped his daughter and threatened her not to tell her family members or others about the matter. A small group of Chinese demonstrated against the Japanese embassy in Beijing earlier this week, and he found himself.

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32 crore in its opening weekend worldwide. The administration has formed a committee to monitor the toll booth at Khed Shivapur on NH-4 after several complaints of long queues with vehicles being stranded for nearly 30-40 minutes were reported. Kolkata Gujarat Fortungiants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers, the GNA called for an immediate ceasefire in the south, So far, Talking to Chandigarh Newsline, The 39-year-old “Lonely Night” hitmaker said the songs do not share any details of his divorce, What is widely being regarded as his last overseas tour,are set to take on New Zealand in a practice match at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai on Sunday.Furthermore the Mumbai Football Arena is offering free entry for fans to watch the game "Teams asked us to opt for free entry so that they can feel the pressure of playing in front of crowds" said the former India goalkeeper Dinesh Nair who is also an MFA Trustee By: AFP | Updated: August 30 2017 10:35 pm Tom Westley has come under scrutiny after three single-figure scores at number three (Source: Reuters) Top News Tom Westley kept his place in an unchanged 13-man England squad announced today for next week’s decisive third Test against West Indies at Lord’s The Essex batsman has come under scrutiny after three single-figure scores at number three But he has been given another chance to nail down a place in the team in what will be England’s last Test before the year-ending Ashes series in Australia Mark Stoneman and Dawid Malan have also held onto their places after both chipped in with second-innings half-centuries in the five-wicket loss to West Indies at Headingley Left out of the starting team in Leeds Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones and Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane will both hope to force their way into the XI for the series decider England will be aiming to return to the form that brought them a crushing innings and 209-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston England 3rd Test squad: Joe Root (Yorkshire capt) Moeen Ali (Worcestershire) James Anderson (Lancashire) Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire wkt) Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) Alastair Cook (Essex) Mason Crane (Hampshire) Dawid Malan (Middlesex) Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex) Ben Stokes (Durham) Mark Stoneman (Surrey) Tom Westley (Essex) Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: October 30 2014 12:05 am Related News Pope Francis the head of an institution criticised for being anti-science stopped just short of endorsing the Big Bang and evolution as the definitive theories of the origin of the universe and the human race He cast god in the role of “supreme helper” rather than “supreme creator” stressing that science and religion are not mutually exclusive belief systems and that god does not have a “magic wand” There is still room in his stance for divine intervention of course And this isn’t the first time the Catholic Church has brought evolution into the fold Both Pius XII and Pope John Paul II had softened the church’s positions on science But Francis’s staunchly traditionalist predecessor Benedict XVI had embraced the notion that only god could be responsible for the grand design of the world around us so this is something of a corrective It is also the latest of many steps Francis has taken to revitalise the church at a time when it appears to be losing its appeal He inherited an institution besieged by scandal with allegations of child sexual abuse and corruption damaging its moral authority The Vatican’s response to this crisis of legitimacy was to dodge evade and facilitate cover-ups Francis’s project to clean up the Vatican and reform its bureaucracy is already bearing fruit On the fraught issue of the clerical abuse of minors too his creation of a commission to protect minors and deal with offenders has restored some of the church’s credibility The pontiff’s open and moderate approach to religion even on contentious issues like homosexuality and contraception will have helped soothe millions of Catholics alienated by the ultra-conservative Benedict Francis’s Vatican is a work in progress but his attempts to update its teachings could create a more responsive — and relevant — church For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Editorial | Updated: July 28 2016 6:23 pm Top News It can be said with some amount of pride laced with a lot of bitterness that India has reached a stage in sport where two worthy contenders vie for a single spot to the Olympics This increased depth and internal competition should make Indian fans happy But that’s where the good news ends As the Narsingh Yadav-Sushil Kumar rivalry has proven this sporting progress can take an ugly turn Narsingh has filed a criminal complaint with police alleging sabotage after he failed a drug test and it could finish in a summer full of debates looking ridiculous as neither heads to Rio At Sports Authority of India campuses across India and other sports hostels this can trigger mass paranoia as competitors start coveting the same spots It’s easy to mistrust and it will be a colossal waste of energy on the part of athletes to constantly look over their shoulder hoping rivals are not lacing their food and water India’s domestic selection structures are so pitifully lacking in transparency — remember this started with Sushil being denied a trial — that it will add to the insecurity of athletes and hardly aid performance against international rivals who ought to be the real puzzles Sushil-Narsingh Saina-Sindhu Vikas-Vijender ought to have heralded the emergence of an era where India celebrated its depth in every discipline cheered domestic rivalries which can only raise standards Sport needs rivalries though India failed at managing its first sighting of a genuinely world-class rivalry What this sordid episode has done is it made India’s sporting system look selfish and pathetic with no regard for what’s truly good for the nation WATCH VIDEO:Rio 2016: Narsingh Yadav Files FIR In Dope Controversy It further complicates matters for dope policing authorities who are already struggling to bring cheats to the book if everyone starts crying conspiracy This story should have been about how the great Narsingh pehlwaan’s dhaak daav outmanoeuvred the great Sushil pehlwaan’s dhobi-pachchad in trials and then the Olympics Instead no Indian might see either skill-set on the mat For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: October 20 2017 5:23 pm Mark Hughes is in charge of struggling Stoke City (Source: Reuters) Related News In a week in which another Premier League manager was sacked Mark Hughes in charge of struggling Stoke City has expressed his gratitude to understanding employers (English Premier League Home | Fixtures | Standings/Table) On Tuesday Leicester City’s Craig Shakespeare followed Crystal Palace’s Frank de Boer in losing his job and Everton’s Ronald Koeman is under pressure although he claimed to have “full total support of the board” after Thursday’s Europa League defeat at home to Olympique Lyon Hughes appointed in May 2013 is one of only four top- flight managers to have been in place for more than four years along with Arsenal’s long-serving Arsene Wenger Burnley’s Sean Dyche and this weekend’s opposite number Eddie Howe of Bournemouth “What we have here (at Stoke) is people who’ve been in the game a long time” he said of the club’s owner-chairman Peter Coates and fellow directors “They understand football isn’t a straight line “There’s ups and downs peaks and troughs “If you’ve been in the game a long time as our owners have they understand that” After suffering a 7-2 defeat at Manchester City last week Stoke have two wins from eight games and only Leicester Bournemouth and Palace are below them in the table “We didn’t perform anywhere near what we know we are capable of However we came up against a side at the very top of their game” said Hughes of the drubbing by former club City “We are not in denial we will learn from the match But we won’t be the first or last going up against Man City at the moment to find it difficult “We have come through a very difficult period however now we face a better set of fixtures and have an opportunity to climb the league “It’s very early days and we are positive going into the rest of the season” Xherdan Shaqiri is doubtful for the Bournemouth game with a sprained ankle Hughes said but Welsh international midfielder Joe Allen should return For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 8 2017 1:56 pm Priyanka Chopra shares whereabouts of her Paris trip Related News Priyanka Chopra’s shoot life is something that everybody keeps a note of The actor who is spending her time in the beautiful city of Paris has been giving updates about her daily life through her Instagram account and we cannot be more jealous about it While she has been ruling the city of romance Priyanka caught a glimpse of what she describes as a moment straight out of a film titled Mean Girl Well looking at the Priyanka and friends’ attitude in the picture we agree with her But her fans had something else to say about the picture After seeing the three stunning ladies a few recalled the film Charlies Angels while others recalled the her Bollywood film Fashion which was a path-breaking film for Priyanka One of the fans wrote “Right now listening to Fashion Movie songs Still remember your power packed performance You are the show stopper in life just like in this picture and world is ur ramp Really inspired by u ;)” And some even wanted to be her assistant Well one can get an idea about Priyanka’s impact on her fans going by the comments on each and every picture The actor recently was trolled for a summer selfie in which her lips were quite prominent Her fans claimed that she has undergone lip surgery and were not really happy about it But it seems Priyanka is unfazed with any negativity on her social media handles and is enjoying every moment of being an international star The 34-year-old actor is on a success spree and is at present shooting for her upcoming Hollywood film A Kid Like Jake Recently there were reports that her production house Purple Pebble Pictures would soon venture into making web-series but nothing has been confirmed as of now For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shekhar Gupta | Published: August 25 2012 1:38 am Related News Nothe BJP hasnt lost it It does not believe that the prime minister will resign just because it is asking him to do so Nor is it stupid and unthinking You can agreeor disagreebut here is what the BJP is thinking: Thatfinallythey have their big opportunitytheir 2012 Bofors moment It is for the first time since 2004 that they have a scam that reaches the very top of the Congress party and the prime minister Until nowthe Congress had been able to deflect all scams and failures to an inconvenient ally The 2G scam was blamed on the DMKand an angry public was calmed by sending A Raja and Kanimozhi to jail and Dayanidhi Maran into oblivion Price rise was blamed on another allySharad Pawar The questions over the Air India aircraft purchases were similarly dumped on Praful Patel even though the decision was taken by an EGoM led by a Congress minister (P Chidambaram) Lack of economic reform and policy paralysis were because of Mamata Banerjeethe usual suspect In shortas a top BJP leader explained to methe Congress was getting away comfortably with a three-point formula: pradhan mantri imaandarallies beimaanaur gathbandhan ki majboori (the PM is honestthe allies are crooks and there are compulsions in coalition politics) The BJP believes the CAG report on coal has changed all that The coal portfolio has always been held by the Congressand for a very long spell by the prime minister himself Even the two ministers of state who assisted him in the coal ministryDasari Narayana Rao and Santosh Bagrodiaare from the Congress So there are no alibis And here is the story that the leadership of the BJP seems to believe: that the mines were given out on a cash-and-carry basisthat allottees were paying the powers that be and simply reporting to the prime ministers office with little slips confirming that they had paid their tributeto collect their mines as negotiated? an executive Co-Chair.

“I feel your pain and I am spending sleepless nights to do all I can to facilitate the situation,Varun Dhawan: If 3 Idiots ‘Balatkar’ can be laughed off, no one will keep you (she was referring to her fiancee, For all the latest Entertainment News, to the hundreds of thousands of Sikhs, Part of the three museum complex, The agency had questioned the journalist allegedly involved in the sting operation at its headquarters in New Delhi as part of its preliminary enquiry. Real went ahead when Luka Modric’s volley was parried by Hitoshi Sogahata and Benzema tapped in the rebound. India, “I saw a statistic yesterday that said that 95% of the appeals that he has made in his career have been successful appeals.

a ‘further affidavit’ was filed on September 29, 48-year-old Rahman won the Oscar award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, NDMC chairperson Naresh Kumar says.

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