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A group of angry youths thrashed him and stabbed him, said police For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR | Updated: December 27 2015 8:41 am Harjit Masih 25 (Gurdaspur) Escaped from war-torn Mosul Iraq Related News Earning around Rs 250 a day working as a daily wage labourer Harjit has few off days such as Christmas Wearing a black overcoat over a yellow shirt and black trousers he is gathered along with others to enjoy Christmas festivities at one of the two churches in his native village Kala Afghana in Gurdaspur district of Punjab on Friday evening Present at the church with cousins and friends and swaying to the loud music Harjit says beaming “This is the only day that brings happiness to all of us I am happy today” He hushes those who approach him attracted by his reputation that precedes him of being the only one among 40 Indians captured by the Islamic State in Mosul Iraq in June 2014 to have escaped This day Harjit doesn’t want to talk about that dark time Harjit was abducted on June 11 but claims to have managed to escape four days later from the thread factory where he was held captive along with the other Indians He has paid a price for talking earlier Allegedly kept by the government in custody for a long time after his return from Mosul he was targeted about his claim that the other 39 kidnapped with him had been shot by the IS and may be dead — the government continues to claim they are safe Harjit is almost angry when asked as to what he brought back from Iraq during his escape: Clothes “I could bring back almost nothing I came back to India in the same clothes I had carried with me while leaving for Iraq I stayed in Delhi for a few months under the protection of the Government of India and they bought me some more clothes as well as shoes There was nothing else I could bring” Harjit claims he earned more than the equivalent of Rs 1000 a day as a construction worker counting overtime in Iraq before the IS-led war Luck His life may not be much now but Harjit realises how lucky he is every time he thinks about what he barely escaped at the hands of the IS He thanks god often he says Bitter at how he has been treated by the authorities Harjit adds “I do labour The government gave me no financial support I have to support my family and myself We are four brothers and sisters and all are unmarried I am supposed to be the one to get married first but before that I have to get a stable job to support a family Let’s see what happens in the future On this day (Christmas) I can only pray for better” As per the Indian Embassy in Baghdad it has facilitated the return of over 7000 Indian nationals to India till date For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Published: March 30 2017 2:51 am Venkaiah Naidu (File) Top News Information and broadcasting minister Venkaiah Naidu’s official communication to cabinet colleagues on preparations to mark the NDA government’s first three years in power mentions BJP president Amit Shah and the recent electoral victories of the party The minister’s communication said that people look up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “messiah” The letter to cabinet ministers who were assigned communication jobs for the three-year celebrations begins with: “Nothing could perhaps be more gratifying for all of us than the recent electoral verdict of the people who reposed immense faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Party president Shri Amit Shah” Naidu added: “The mood of the nation is clearly in favour of the BJP and PM Modi People look up to him as their messiah We all take pride in being a member of Team Modi whose relentless pursuit to turn around the fortunes of millions of people hitherto neglected by successive governments is bearing visible fruit” In March last year at the BJP National executive while moving the political resolution Naidu had described Modi as “God’s gift to India” and a “messiah of poor” The remarks however were not part of BJP’s political resolution adopted by the national executive The annexure to Naidu’s letter identified 15 sectors for effective communication with people and allocated them to ministers While most ministers were tasked with preparing communication notes for their ministries two surprise entries are that of textiles minister Smriti Irani who was asked to deal with women’s welfare and related issues and coal minister Piyush Goyal who was asked to deal with anti-corruption measures such as the note ban The minister for women and child development is Maneka Gandhi and her deputy in Krishna Raj The finance portfolio is held by Arun Jaitley and his deputies are Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Arjun Ram Meghwal Among other ministers who were asked to submit notes to Naidu were I-T minister Ravishankar Prasad on DBT Aadhar etc Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar on important legislation HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on education health minister J P Nadda on health initiatives minister for skill development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on skilling initiatives Also on the list were two people not part of the government Nominated Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta and former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra were given the task of countering “possible negative narratives” on topics such as “less than promised employment generation inconsistent performance of core sector so-called threats to freedom of expression slow progress of next generation reforms and no significant breakthrough on ease of doing business” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 21 2017 8:50 am Established in 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is seated in Hague the Netherlands Related News After reaching a deadlock the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reached a conclusion on Tuesday declaring Justice Dalveer Bhandari victorious with183-193 votes in the United Nations General Assembly and all 15 votes in the Security Council Established in 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is seated in Hague the Netherlands and constitutes of 15 judges who are elected by the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council for a term of nine years Apart from the 15 judges a President and a Vice-President is elected by the Court through a secret ballot for a term of three years For purposes of measuring continuity one-third of the Court is elected every three years by the two UN bodies and during this course judges are eligible for re-election In case of a death or resignation before the completion of term another judge is elected for the remaining term When and where are the elections held Election of the judges is held in New York during the annual autumn season of the General Assembly Judges elected after every three years start their term of office from February 6 and the election for the President and the Vice-President takes place post election of the one-third court Who nominates the candidates Every state government party to the Charter designates a group who propose candidates for the office of ICJ judges This group includes four members/jurists of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (machinery which enables arbitral tribunals to be set up as desired and facilitates their work) also picked by the State Countries not part of the statute follow the same procedure where a group nominates the candidates Each group is limited to nominate four candidates two of whom could be of their nationality Within a fixed duration set by the Secretary-General the names of the candidates have to be sent to him/her How are the ICJ judges elected Both organs of the UN the General Assembly and the Security Council vote at the same time but separately A judge is elected once it receives an absolute majority of the two organs due to which the voting takes place in several rounds What are the qualifications of ICJ judges – A judge should have a high moral character – A judge should fit to the qualifications of appointment of highest judicial officers as prescribed by their respective states or – A judge should be a juriconsult of recognized competence in international law From what regions the judges are elected The 15 judges of the Court are distributed as per the regions: – Three from Africa – Two from Latin America and Caribbean – Three from Asia – Five from Western Europe and other states – Two from Eastern Europe What is the salary of the judges and the President & Vice-President Every judge receives an annual salary which includes a base salary of 172978 dollars and in addition to the annual salary the President receives a supplementary allowance of 15000 dollars For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More 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“It’s been a busy year for me and I am just excited about working on Anouk for now, I will be playing safe and not going too bold, who gave the interim bail orders. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: April 16,com?sung by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal.a district Trinamool leader.explain why, saida senior party leader ? For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: October 23 2009 11:54 pm Related News No solemn and sober eighth birthday for BusabaSoBos pan-Asian restaurant which flamboyantly celebrated the big eight in a whirl of orange martinisBurmese Kaukswe (a signature Busaba dish) and a heady concoction of thumping house and soothing jazz Upping the glitter quotient of the evening were Anju Taraporvala in a tribal print dressdesigner Abu Janithat fabulous fashion lens-man Farrokh Chothiamodels Upen Patel and Sheetal Mallar and filmmaker Homi Adajania Putting in a fashionably late appearance was Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor But better late than neverright Showstopper Owner Nikhil Chib had the gracious host act down to a fine art and who needed flaming shots when wife Natasha blazed in a fiery yellow and orange number For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related Newshas failed, Only two per cent of the women polled by Hotter Shoes never wear heels.

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download Indian Express App ? refused to react specifically to objectionable utterances by some BJP leaders and ministers or the controversy surrounding ‘Ghar Wapsi’ programme and the ban on beef in some states. 2009 1:24 am Related News Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will once again come to Gujarat on February 22 and 23, It always appealed to my process of thinking.for 500 individuals or more both to the media and to HHS. BCBST reported the breach but according to OCR failed to implement appropriate administrative safeguards to adequately protect information remaining at the leased facility by not performing the required security evaluation in response to operational changes In addition the investigation showed a failure to implement appropriate physical safeguards by not having adequate facility access controls; both of these safeguards are required by the HIPAA Security Rule For additional details regarding the enforcement action and settlement click here Should you have any questions please contact Ammon Fillmore at 3179771492 or [email protected] Written by Arun Prakash | Published: June 9 2017 12:05 am C R Sasikumar Top News An issue like “Swachh Bharat” may seem remote from something as lofty as national security but I start with it because the quintessence of national security lies in creating a long-term vision of national interests and demonstrating the ability for resolute implementation India’s failure to attain civilised standards of sanitation is emblematic of a serious deficiency on both counts amongst independent India’s rulers and administrators In 1920 ICS officer Frank Brayne undertook the “Gurgaon experiment” which included campaigns to eradicate open defecation malaria plague and rural indebtedness Brayne tried to impose “disciplined defecation” via trench latrines and self-help but his experiment failed India’s population has quadrupled since 1920 and the quantum of human excreta on its landscape has no doubt kept pace If we ever overcome this national ignominy the credit will go to Narendra Modi’s vision in launching a national campaign The success of Swachh Bharat will however remain contingent upon its implementation by Brayne’s Indian successors Today when the nation is beleaguered by grave security threats and New Delhi seems bereft of ideas there is a need to undertake an agonising reappraisal of our national modus operandi A rapid environmental scan highlights some conspicuous examples of the Indian state’s failures to ensure national security for want of vision and resolve At the outset it must be acknowledged that India’s grandstanding on the international stage remains meaningless as long as its deep internal instabilities persist Apart from enduring insurgencies in the Northeast and the spiralling unrest in Kashmir the most serious internal security threat arises from the armed Naxalite insurgency running across half of India’s 29 states Each of these “running sores” is evidence of dereliction by successive governments of their duty to assimilate alienated citizens implement agrarian reform and deliver social justice to the poor the deprived and adivasis However “government” is not a disembodied entity but an organisation run by 104 secretary-rank civil servants in New Delhi They are the administrative heads of its 53 ministries and 51 departments act as principal advisors to ministers and draft policies for them Given the complete preoccupations of politicians with electoral politics secretaries are also responsible for implementation of policies The critical role of civil servants as a central pillar of national governance cannot be underrated because they are also key players in local administration as well as development programmes for rural and remote border areas The hallmarks of an ICS officer were his integrity commitment to the empire and paternal attitude towards people in his care; but we seek in vain similar qualities in our civil servants A more committed bureaucracy could have been the agent of development and change for a better more secure India Administrative shortcomings of successive governments have been compounded by their propensity to treat problems rooted in alienation and socio-economics as “law and order” issues Most instances of internal unrest originate in political venality malfeasance and apathy A lax administration then allows the problem to fester and assume unmanageable proportions at which point the politicians panic and throw poorly trained police forces at it After the failure of government civil administration and police to control the situation the area is declared “disturbed” and the military asked to restore order invoking the Armed Forces Special Powers Act In the case of anti-Naxal operations however the military has firmly refused to be drawn in There lies another tragic tale of ineptitude The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was designated the home ministry’s “lead counter-insurgency force” and deployed on anti-Naxal operations in 2008 Since then in an alarming sequence of near-identical Naxalite ambushes the force repeatedly suffered heavy casualties Coming from the same background as the army jawan there is no doubt that the CRPF constable displays equal courage and grit Army ethos however demands that jawans be led into combat by officers; hence captains majors and colonels regularly figure on battle casualty lists The Indian Police Service (IPS) officers who fill the majority of CRPF command posts are not trained for combat; hence they are not with their men when they walk into ambushes The failure to regain control of the “Red Corridor” and pacify other states for decades clearly highlights the deficiency of vision and strategy in the Home Ministry Needlessly heavy casualties amongst our brave armed-police forces point to a flawed leadership template which needs urgent change The country’s bleak external environment too calls for reflection on India’s foreign policy track record Our lackadaisical diplomacy based on hubristic assumptions of India’s cultural superiority led to the underestimation of adversaries and allowed them to outmanoeuvre us Having created Bangladesh we botched up the 1972 Simla Agreement and did little to prevent the emergence of a China-Pakistan axis and the seduction of our neighbours with loans and weapons Realpolitik is adroit power balancing; but our adherence to “non-alignment” may have left us friendless in a parlous future environment Amidst the ongoing jockeying for power manifest in the OBOR initiative the China-Russia-Pak axis US-North Korea face-off and a (possible) US-China G-2 diarchy how will India fare Finally the Achilles heel of the Indian state lies in a neglected and dysfunctional defence industry entrusted exclusively to scientists and generalist bureaucrats This lacuna has rendered our national defence hostage to unreliable foreign sources and made a mockery of “strategic autonomy” I have steered clear of military issues but in the words of Pakistani commentator Ayesha Siddiqa “From economy to social cohesion India… doesn’t present a very stable image” Doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results is not very smart The failure to resolve endemic problems for 70 years using the same complacent people and outdated methods should cause a re-think amongst our political leadership Innovative solutions will emerge only if fresh minds are enlisted into government; from business industry academia and the professions — including the military — to reinforce the crumbling pillars of the Indian state The writer is a retired chief of naval staff For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: December 1 2017 2:20 am England tried numerous tactics against Steve Smith including a barrage of short pitch deliveries somewhat akin to bodyline bowling (Source: Reuters) Related News James Anderson admitted Australia captain Steve Smith was the difference between the two sides in the first Test of the ongoing Ashes “He was the difference between the two teams That first innings lead would’ve been huge for us” he said England tried numerous tactics including a barrage of short pitch deliveries somewhat akin to bodyline bowling Smith who is the number one ranked Test batsman in the world hardly budged and remain unbeaten on 141 in Australia’s innings It was one that canceled out what was otherwise a good performance by the England bowlers “Obviously the plans to him I wouldn’t say they didn’t work but we didn’t get him out so they worked to an extent” said Anderson “We dried his runs up and made him work really hard for his hundred but obviously we want to get him out” Anderson is hopeful that Adelaide will provide conditions in their favour It is where the second Test will be played from December 2 He said that getting Smith in the day-night Test would be crucial “Hopefully more pace in the wicket might help us but we’ve just got to be as relentless as we possibly can to someone like that” he added “So getting him out here will be crucial” England were outdone by Colin Bancroft and David Warner in the end as the two managed to chase down the target set by the visitors “We know the dangers of David Warner at the top of the innings as well so we’ve got to keep working hard at getting those guys out because we know how pivotal they are in their line-up” “The encouraging thing for us is we came up with plans to all their batsmen before the series started and probably 70 percent of them worked” he said “For us that’s encouraging we can build on that But there’s still that small matter of someone getting 140 which we need to deal with For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Partha Sarathi Biswas | Pune | Updated: June 24 2016 12:20 am Top News As the referendum to decide United Kingdom’s future with the European Union (EU) gets underway Pune Inc has taken a cautious approach towards the possible fall out In case the United Kingdom decides to part way with the EU the fall out would mean more paper work and more overhead expenses for Indian businesses too The European Union ‘s single clearance to do business for all the member countries has been a major attraction for Indian companies Other than manufacturing or IT industry the EU has been a major destination for Indian agricultural produce especially the Alphonso mangoes from Maharashtra Around 20 per cent the mangoes exported from India land at EU with UK also being a major destination S K Jain immediate past president of the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) said it would be in India’s favour if the UK remained with the EU “In case the UK decides to part way with the EU it would have a cascading effect in many fields” he said Jain said while there might not be an immediate effect on Indian businesses there would be effects in terms of reduction in employment and businesses The biggest problem would be the cessation of the present ease of business between the EU countries Indian companies he said would have to make separate arrangements in terms of clearance for business in EU and UK Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news In case of a positive Brexit result the IT industry would have to cope with various fall outs ranging from decline in the existing contracts losing proposition to reduction of opportunities for Indian companies in the UK A statement issued by the industry body Nasscom said that the a possible decline in the value of the British Pound would adversely affect the IT industry at large The UK has traditionally been the gateway from Indian IT firms and various companies have large presence in UK to serve both UK and EU markets In case the UK decides to leave the EU the companies will have to establish separate headquarters and operations for EU leading to disinvestment from UK Around 17 per cent of IT exports from India accounts for business generated in UK For Alphonso exports Brexit would result in new norms which they would have to fulfill Amol Hande trader from Vashi’s marketyard said that they will have to make arrangements once they are announced While EU market corners 20 per cent of mango exports revenue wise it is more profitable than the other bigger markets Increased paper work and a reduction of economic of scale are also the effects which has the Pune Inc worried Ajay Mehta managing director of Deepak Nitrite and vice president of MCCIA said Brexit would result in a reduction of economics of scale for businesses For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsU.he is yet to decide on this. being paid to Mehta and an alleged conflict of interests posed by Mehta?