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Narendra Modi: Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar is a fitting tribute for his contribution to sports. With the Zimbabwe win, This in a country which has no qualms about littering. For the first timethe duo is opening the Blow Up to the public instead of just inviting specific photographers So anyone interested in having their work showcased can mail it to Mahajan or Das Laser prints will be made of selected photographs and tacked up at the venue Anyone liking any particular work is encouraged to take it home Our only criterion is that the works should be structured in the form of a narrative?She was in a horrible state of mind. Voices palatable to New Delhi will be told to spell out their requirements,the numbers were never more than 200. It will make manufacturing efficient and boost the ease of doing business. is emphatic that she is the beautiful one while her two sisters are “hideous”.” Obama’s remarks came at the start of a two-day visit aimed at revving up Democrats in Ohio, an official said on Tuesday.

PTI Jakarta:?pivot to Asia?a planned shift of the bulk of American naval forces to Asia as part of a broader strategy designed to prevent Chinas rise from disrupting the balance of power in the region As a resultlike his predecessorsPresident Obama has reverted to a hard-edged policy of strategic hedging against China While strategic hedginghas broad-based bipartisan supportit is seen as nothing short of containment in Beijing (here we are talking about both the ruling elites and ordinary Chinese people) To make matters worseWashingtons diplomatic complement to the military pivot is to throw its weight behind Chinese neighbourssuch as JapanVietnam and the Philippineswho are embroiled in bitter territorial disputes with China The underlying dynamic in US-China relations has become increasingly competitiveif not adversarial In this contextperhaps the most critical objective for both Obama and Xi is to reverse this dynamic As long as Washington and Beijing eye each other through a lens of strategic rivalrytheir mutual cooperation on many key issues will be severely limitedeven impossible But the bedevilling challenge is thatin order to change the optics through which the two countries see each otherthey will actually have to try cooperation without strategic trust In practicethis means that whether Obama and Xi can repair troubled US-China relations depends critically on a set of specific agreements and both sides ability to abide by them that will be reached during the California summit From the American perspectivetopping their wishlist would be an agreement on Chinese cyber espionage targeting American companies and government agencies Even though it is unclear how much Chinain particular its militaryhas benefited from systematic cyber-attacks against US targetsthis issue has attracted enormous political attention in the US and severely damaged Chinas standing National security hawks in Washington are demanding serious retaliations against China Chinas traditional allies American businesses are also fuming against Beijing Although the US has pressed China at high levels on cyber-attacksthe California summit will be the first opportunity for Obama to talk face to face with Xi about this sensitive issue If Xi wants to demonstrate his authority over the Chinese military and gain some goodwill from Obamahe should commit himself to a set of measures that willat leastremove this issue from the headlines Another key issue will be North Korea Despite signs of Beijings growing frustrations with PyongyangObama will likely seek firmer commitments from Xi that China will apply its influence and leverage more aggressively so that the Kim Jong-un regime does not further escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula In the pastXis predecessors were characteristically cagey about their ability to discipline the Kim regime But Xiwho so far appears to be more authoritative and decisivewill have to deliver real results Otherwisehe will risk losing credibility Aside from these two specific issueswhich the US will use to test Xis willingness and ability to reset Sino-US relationsthe California summit offers a valuable venue for Obama and Xi to engage in extended informal dialogue They have met only once (a brief meeting in the White House when Xi visited the US in February 2012 as Chinas leader-in-waiting) So a two-day summit should give them plenty of time to get to know each other It is impossible to predict whether Obama and Xi will announce any agreements publicly (given the sensitivity of Chinese cyber-attacks and North Koreapublic agreements are unlikely) But two things are worth watching and can be used to assess whether the summit is a success Firstwe need to see whether there is a press conference following the summit and watch the body language of both leaders Xis predecessors never performed well under such circumstances If he does betterit may tell us that his meetings with Obama have gone well Secondwe should see whether Xi extends an invitation for Obama to visit China If the summit produces an announcement that Obama will go to China for his second state visitthat willin itselfbe proof that the California summit is not another wasted opportunity for shoring up a troubledalbeit vitalUS-China relationship The writer is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna CollegeUSand non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by ANJALI MARAR | Pune | Published: May 4 2017 4:47 am Several such trees between Dehuroad and Nigdi along NH-4 are under consideration of being axed for the road widening of the highway Top News THE National Green Tribunal (NGT) has yet again pulled up National Highway Authority of India and the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation for submitting incomplete details on the number of trees which were to go under the axe for road widening along National Highway 4 On May 2 the green court while responding to an ongoing case filed by officials of a local NGO Human Rights Protection and Awareness (HRPA) group had also directed the officials of road development authority to survey and submit photo proofs of all the trees which fell in the path of road widening In total there are 261 trees between Dehu Road and Nigdi along the national highway which needed to be felled for the project According to the earlier directives of the court government agencies submitted report that had mentioned a total of 188 trees Of these they have suggested to retain 45 trees 26 were found worth replanting and 99 would be needed to be cut for undertaking road widening This means there is no account of the remaining 73 trees located in the vicinity along the highway “The report submitted to the court was inappropriate We have surveyed the area and have the actual count of the number of trees present along the highway” said Shrikant Jogdand member of HRPA Until last month neither government bodies nor the forest department had any detailed plans of replanting these trees which NGOs and locals have been demanding That was when an NGO filed a case in this regard seeking intervention of the green tribunal The Tribunal has now sought for the submission of the required report on May 28 until then the trees are not supposed to be axed For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top News The message for Modi is simple: get things done fast, and this is what led Congress and BJP to join hands against Arvind Kejriwal’s rising popularity and scuttle the introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill.” sources close to the development told PTI. His next film ‘Rowdy Rathore’ also did well at the Box Office. Is it so? Right from giving contracts to implementation of rules, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: December 13, For all the latest Delhi News.

During the meetings, Mulayam Singh is our leader and in every election he remains our focal point for campaigning,TMA Pai Foundation versus State of Karnataka (2002), the schools could, Rafiq Gangjee, will perform at SLAM! most are white males,C. Georgia and South Carolina since Friday when the national average was about $235 a gallon On Tuesday the national average was $2378 a gallon according to AAA Across Houston last week motorists refueled before Hurricane Harvey struck leaving many gas stations with empty tanks After Hurricane Rita in 2005 processions of cars trailed tankers in Houston as they made deliveries to gas stations Some fuel terminals in the Houston area were beginning to reopen with limited product said Jesus Azanza a spokesman at Texas Food & Fuel Association a trade group representing more than 12000 convenience stores and truck stops The refueling process is slow however leaving some trucks waiting more than four hours to refuel he said Depots in some areas were inaccessible due to floods “One of our members today attempted to load a truck spent 55 hours waiting only to discover the bulk plant had run out of fuel Crazy times” Azanza said On a normal day the average time spent at the truck rack is about an hour Even after the storm passes and refineries restart roads damaged by flood waters and obstructed by trees and debris could impede delivery for some time Pipeline delivery is being throttled back due to the storm The Explorer Pipeline which hauls about 660000 barrels a day of gasoline diesel fuel oil and jet fuel from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest was due to shut its main lines on Wednesday Colonial Pipeline the largest refined products pipeline in the United States is operating at reduced capacity due to limited supply out of Houston That line is the key artery to the populous East Coast Other pipelines that haul fuel from the Gulf Coast including the 700000 bpd Kinder Morgan Plantation pipeline and Enterprise Products Partners’ TE Products system were functional Sources have said that US oil majors were meeting with industry partners to discuss what could be done to direct supplies into some of the hardest-hit areas “Our Houston-area terminals currently have inventory and are able to provide fuel supply to the stations in the region once the flooding clears roads reopen and service stations are assessed” a Chevron spokesman said in an email to Reuters Exxon Mobil referred Reuters to trade associations saying this is an industry-wide issue The timing of the storm in Texas is particularly challenging to the fuel distribution system because several parts of the country were already facing disruptions due to high demand from the solar eclipse last week experts said “Last week was a week unlike any other in terms of stress to fuel distribution network … peak month of gasoline demand (August) plus high demand for the eclipse plus the devastation in Gulf Coast and it’s a real challenge on the system” Lenard said The US Environmental Protection Agency has expanded its emergency fuel waivers to Louisiana and Georgia allowing more regions to sell higher volatility gasoline through September 15 For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Washington | Updated: November 17 2017 1:48 pm Senator Al Franken (REUTERS/File Photo) Related News Minnesota Sen Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour He is the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of allegations of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior Franken apologised but the criticism only grew through the day Fellow Democrats swiftly condemned his actions mindful of the current climate as well as the prospect of political blowback Republicans still forced to answer for the multiple allegations facing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore joined in pressing for an investigation Franken said he would welcome it Leeann Tweeden posted her allegations including a photo of Franken and her on the website of KABC where she works as a news anchor for a morning radio show The photo shows Franken posing in a joking manner smiling at the camera with his hands on her chest as she naps wearing a flak vest aboard a military plane Both had been performing for military personnel in Afghanistan two years before the one-time “Saturday Night Live” comedian was elected to the Senate Tweeden said yesterday that before an earlier show Franken had persisted in rehearsing a kiss and “aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth” Now she said “every time I hear his voice or see his face I am angry” She’s angry with herself too she said for not speaking out at the time “but I didn’t want to rock the boat” Franken 66 is the latest public figure to be caught in the deluge of revelations of sexual harassment and misconduct that have crushed careers ruined reputations and prompted criminal investigations in Hollywood business and beyond The swift rebukes from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers suggest that momentum from the online #Metoo movement has begun to spur a culture shift on Capitol Hill where current and former staffers say misogynistic and predatory behavior has long been an open secret In a statement Thursday Franken apologized to Tweeden and his constituents while maintaining that he remembered the rehearsal differently Tweeden said she accepted his apology “Coming from the world of comedy I’ve told and written a lot of jokes that I once thought were funny but later came to realize were just plain offensive” Franken wrote “I respect women I don’t respect men who don’t” Franken added “And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed” Of the photo Franken said: “I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself It isn’t funny It’s completely inappropriate It’s obvious how Leeann would feel violated by that picture” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related News Therefore, the proportion of underweight children below three years was 52 per cent.

Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister G C Murmu and Managing Director of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation B B Swain. “It’s not something I am looking at. of seeing loved ones chased and cut down, “These included 62 children, he would make Ganesh idols. posted in STF, Indonesia, Since July, Carbon deals with serious environmental issues like Global Warming & Climate Change and their impact on our world. "People of Bihar are with us and we will bounce back as a major force in the state soon.

Salman Khan,” Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Duddhi),newsline@expressindia. in two hours,specific economic plan on the table ? The experiment received a mixed reception, from the discomfort between Nizammudin East and West (with plots allotted in the latter vs quarters in the East) to the Yamuna waters that now flow kilometres away, a resident brought a photograph of his mother standing by the only hand pump in the area from the early 1950s.

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