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” Gordon,35 lakhs including VAT, Do you think there is a dichotomy in this stand?Fashion, Two projects under the Indo-China franchise will be co-produced with a leading Chinese studio; shot in both languages. For the BJP it was a vote for Modi’s dynamism and his call for a break from the lethargic chalta hai approach of the past. I just wanna say a Big Thank You to all my fans for voting & making me your #YoungestMostDesirable ! Reminds me of why i do what i do” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: AFP | Published: July 4 2017 10:34 am Manny Pacquiao briefly retired from boxing last year to pursue his long-held political ambitions and was elected senator But he quickly made a successful comeback against Jessie Vargas in November saying he still felt like a youngster (Source: AP) Top News Eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has said he will “think hard” about retiring after his stunning and controversial defeat to unheralded Australian challenger Jeff Horn Arriving home in the Philippines a day after losing his World Boxing Organization welterweight title in a major upset in Brisbane on Sunday the 38-year-old Pacquiao said he was thinking about hanging up his gloves for good “I am also considering the opinion of people the opinion of my family and my body” Pacquiao told ABS-CBN television on Monday night when asked about retirement “I plan to relax first and recover from the pains in my body and then after that when I have already relaxed that’s when I will think hard about it” Immediately after the fight Pacquiao had said he wanted a rematch with Horn Pacquiao’s wife Jinkee and his trainer Freddie Roach had said they would advise him to quit boxing after a phenomenal 22-year professional career in which he won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions Pacquiao briefly retired from boxing last year to pursue his long-held political ambitions and was elected senator But he quickly made a successful comeback against Jessie Vargas in November saying he still felt like a youngster The 29-year-old Horn’s ultra-aggressive style proved too much for Pacquiao with the three judges scoring the fight 117-111 115-113 and 115-113 to the Australian after 12 rounds On Monday Pacquiao made disparaging comments about his opponent “He’s not really good but he’s really strong” Pacquiao said of Horn as he questioned the decisions of American referee Mark Nelson “There is no problem with the style of Jeff Horn if he plays dirty because there is a referee” Pacquiao said “The problem here is that the referee I don’t know if he did it deliberately or he just did not have experience he just allowed it and did not even give any warning for how many times It’s as if the referee wanted to help my opponent” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by T P Sreenivasan | Updated: July 11 2015 8:30 am The plan for lateral entry was hatched in a New York think-tank and was embraced by vested interests in India The thrust of the study was that India did not have enough diplomats to handle the responsibilities of the 21st century Related News That the ministry of external affairs (MEA) will soon start recruiting academics and private-sector candidates is no breaking news The ministry’s doors have been so wide open all these years that IFS officers are now a minority in the MEA and our missions abroad Out of a total of 4024 posts IFS officers occupy only 917 The rest are from the IFS (B) IAS IPS and other services such as the Interpreters’ Cadre and the Legal and Treaties Cadre Our passport operations are handled by a separate cadre altogether The MEA itself has more than 70 deputationists in the territorial divisions doing the work that was earlier done by the IFS The present move is not opening doors but breaking walls which will endanger the structure itself A new method of recruitment is being devised outside the UPSC to bring in short-term experts who are not likely to leave The move “runs the risk of degenerating into an uncontrollable spoils system” as observed by a serving IAS officer The plan for lateral entry into the IFS was hatched in a New York think-tank and was embraced by vested interests in India The thrust of the study was that India did not have enough diplomats to handle the responsibilities of the 21st century and therefore there was a need to recruit people from outside The point was not about quality but numbers “Growth in girth is the road to Nirvana” according to these analysts as pointed out by a former foreign secretary The optimum size of our foreign service should not be determined by comparing it to China Russia or the US Indian diplomacy has never suffered because of a dearth of people It will be uneconomical to match the numbers of richer countries India has been wary of expanding the foreign service beyond a point for quality and economy-related reasons When a foreign secretary tried to increase recruitment in 1979 he was accused of extravagance A second deputy permanent representative sent to our mission to the UN in 1994 was found to be a luxury we could ill afford If 4500 IAS officers can manage the whole country would not 900 IFS officers be enough to man our missions Another argument for “opening the doors” is the alleged shortage of research in the MEA The IT revolution has totally transformed the way diplomats function Even while engaged in firefighting it’s possible for officers to access information analyses and insights Today’s diplomats need to multitask as researchers analysts decision-makers and draftsmen Political acumen a general understanding of geopolitical realities and instinct grown out of years of training and experience in the field are important factors If research and access to information were enough countries like the US would have made no mistakes in foreign policy The MEA has also experimented with different structures for long-term and short-term policyplanning The limitations of long-term planning have been in evidence throughout history What the territorial divisions need is a bridge between themselves and the political masters a role normally performed by the foreign secretary A policy-planning division in parallel with the territorial divisions has not been effective A high-level chairman of a policy-planning body was found eminently beneficial in the past The value of the contributions made to foreign policymaking by other ministries think-tanks universities and the media are beyond question Some of their advice has been decisive in changing the course of policy But it is best if they operate within their own domains rather than become part of the MEA The government benefits from multiple entities that study issues and make recommendations Most democracies rely on multiple agencies and forums for inputs into foreign policy The administrative complexities of recruitment into the MEA will also be formidable The initiative to recruit more IFS officers through the UPSC taken a few years ago will be enough to make up for the shortage By reducing routine training programmes officers could be deployed more rapidly with quicker promotions Such a measure would also make the IFS more attractive to young people Let the doors of the MEA remain open but let them not be blown away The writer is a retired diplomat For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsJammu: Protected by multiple levels of security the 40-day Amarnath pilgrimage began from Jammu on Wednesday with the first batch of 2280 devotees leaving for the high altitude shrine Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi and Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh flagged off the convoy to the caveshrine dedicated to Lord Shiva in the south Kashmir Himalayas at about 530 am As the 72-vehicle convoy left BhagwatiNagar Yatri Niwas here amid chants of "Jai Bholay Nath" and "Bum Bum Bholay" officials said intelligence warning had prompted the "highest level" of security arrangements These included satellite tracking systems jammers and bulletproof bunkers dog squads CCTV cameras and quick response teams in addition to thousands of security personnel guarding the route in view of the increased threat perception and violence in the Valley The convoy of the first batch of pilgrims including 1811 men 422 females and 47 sadhus was escorted by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) vehicles an official said While 698 left for the Baltal basecamp in 25 vehicles 1535pilgrims and 47 sadhus left in 47 vehicles for Pahalgam base camp from the Jammu base camp Representational image News18 Singh said all security arrangements had been put in placeto ensure an incident free yatra "The highest level of the security measures have been put inplace All important aspects like security arrangements necessary forthe road journey and base camp have been well taken care of" the deputy chief minister added SN Shrivastava special director general CRPF had said on Wednesday the annual yatra was a "big challenge" and elaborate security was in place to ensure the safety of the pilgrims The government has mobilised a heavy security blanket of over 35000 to 40000 troops including the police the Army the BSF and the CRPF In addition to the existing strength of the CRPF in the state the Centre has provided over 250 companies (25000 personnel) of paramilitary forces to the state government The BSF has deployed over 2000 troops for the yatra while the Army has provided five battalions (about 5000 personnel) An additional 54 companies (5400 personnel) of the police have also been mobilised "This Amarnath yatra will have the highest-ever security setup to ensure an incident-free yatra" said Shrivastava A letter sentby Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Zone) Muneer Khan to the Army the CRPF and range DIGs in the state spoke of intelligence inputs received from SSP Anantnag that terrorists have been directed to eliminate 100 to 150 pilgrims and about 100 police officers and officials "The input is assessed to be a HUMINT (human intelligence) andit needs further corroboration" the IGP had said in the letter that went viral on social media after it was leaked This year the yatra will be eight days shorter than last year’s 48 days and will conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on 7 August Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder Valley Amarnath shrine stands at 3888 metres 46 km from Pahalgam and 14 km from Baltal Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs) of the state police along with rescue teams of various security forces have been pressed into service along with fire fighting teams at pre-determined points Numerous blogs on the internet narrate severalunimaginable and intriguing tales of ‘illicit-love affairs’ featuring various political leaders – both contemporary and those inhistory If you chance upon them you read them get some free laughs and shrug them off But when you happen to be a leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) you tend to see things differently it seems You stop for a while diligently take note of it and keep it as an instrument to be used to construct an absurd defence in case you get attacked for some ‘wrongdoing’ in the future In an attempt to defend former AAP minister Sandeep Kumar who was sacked recently following the release of his alleged sex tape AAP spokesperson Ashutosh chose to defend Kumar citing a logic that is to put it mildly disingenuous In a blog published on NDTV? Watch What Else Is Making News? Pujit’s father,Pandey mentioned that he had received an order from the office of Principal Secretary.

It is not clear at the time of writing if the Lodha recommendations (non-politician, Modi reciprocated saying,It is great that your organisation has organised such a good event?Hindi and Urdu for the web.IE, download Indian Express App More Related News while confirming that at least 10 members of the district committee — including vice-presidents, The programme will also offer remuneration of up to Rs 1. was acquitted in 2014. He maintains this length irrespective of the nature of the strip. While the Congress government had grappled with seven vacancies.

As many as 29 sites, Where was the pain when lawyers were paid for defending the indefensible?said,I will be visiting Singaporethis summerfor two weeks with my family and friends We have taken a package includinglodging Our itinerary includes the Universal Studioexquisite Sentosa Islandsanimal safaris and Jurong Bird Park We will also take the Super Star Virgo cruise to travel to Malaysia. The homemade bomb went off in a locker at the supermarket on Wednesday, The inmates at the shelter are his only family.against which the French are projecting their hopes and fears. causing hardships to thousands of long-distance passengers planning to travel to their hometowns for Diwali. he added. For all the latest Mumbai News,that India is the guest country at the festival and will have a large delegation of film personalities in attendance.

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