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the perpetrators had torched at least 30 Hindu houses before looting and vandalising them, It revolves around a young woman who is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and misfortune that her family suffered. identified as Umar Sutar from Indapur,” While Kunte and Deora could not be reached, who had been busy promoting his latest release ‘Khamoshiyan’, ?We will go for a long-drawn campaign if the state government fails to make suitable amendments to strengthen the Lokayukta laws to give the institution more teeth, Subir Deysecretary of Government-Civil Society Network for Good Governancesaid at a press conference Whichever government comes to power after the electionwe will urge them to take up this matter in right earnest If they dontwe will go for a long and protracted movement like that of Anna Hazare? She’s beautiful ? that they won’t benefit the Greek economy, etc. with intent to commit an offence) “An FIR has been registered and an investigation is being carried out The family and residents of the area had come to us demanding that the Nigerian neighbours be arrested However no evidence has been found against them till now” Singh added For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 21 2017 1:47 pm Mexico now face Jamaica who beat Canada 2-1 in the evening’s other quarter-final (Source: AP) Top News A goal after three minutes from Rodolfo Pizarro gave CONCACAF Gold Cup holders Mexico a 1-0 win over Honduras on Thursday and a place in the semi-finals of this year’s tournament They now face Jamaica who beat Canada 2-1 in the evening’s other quarter-final Group C winners and tournament joint favourites Mexico brought a second-string team but started brightly against a nation that progressed to the knock-out stage despite not scoring a goal in any of their three group games Jesus Duenas’ inviting cross was missed by the entire Honduran defence and Pizarro nipped in at the back post to side foot home from three yards out The game took place in a 90-degree Fahrenheit heat in Arizona and neither side was able to dominate a scrappy match Mexico had the better of the first half and Honduras improved in the second period almost grabbing an equaliser direct from a corner kick when keeper Jesus Corona had to look smart to punch out Alex Lopez’ inswinger One goal was enough though to take Mexico to a semi-final tie against Jamaica “We knew it would be a hard game and difficult to get behind them as they play deep” Pizarro told TV cameras after the game “We are getting better each game and the object now is to reach the final” Jamaica’s Shaun Francis put his side ahead after just six minutes with a powerful side-footed shot and Romario Williams doubled their leader five minutes into the second period when he curled the ball into the far corner from just outside the box Canada’s David Junior Hoilett scored an almost identical goal five minutes later but the Reggae Boyz held on to progress to Sunday’s semi-final at the Rose Bowl The match will be a repeat of the 2015 final which Mexico won 3-1 to lift their seventh Gold Cup Costa Rica will face hosts the USA in the first semi-final in Dallas Texas on Saturday The final will be played in Santa Clara on July 26 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWe are often told that India had a golden age economically There was atime when the subcontinent had a large share of the world’s economy Perhaps as much as 20 or 25 percent of the share of the world’s GDP as opposed to the under three percent that we have today Can we achieve this again And if so what will it take Let’s take a look at what sort of countries have become great powers over the ages so that we understand what is needed for India The first great power was Persia 2500 years ago and it had the capacity and the expertise to exert its influence globally This is the definition of great power The Parsi kings of Persia ruled an empire from Kandahar to Turkey The historian Herodotus records that in the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC the Parsi king Xerxes led an army to Greece which included Indian mercenaries probably from Punjab Representational image Getty Images The Persian king was always referred to as ‘Great’ (Megas) by the ancient Greeks in their literature The second great power of the world was Alexander the Great The Macedonian warrior is not called ‘Great’ because of his achievements He is called that because he defeated Darius the Great and took the title from him The third power was the Roman empire which expanded first to take all of Italy and then France Spain and most of Europe and also as far east as Palestine Julius Caesar took the Roman legions into Britain (and London is from that time) but Rome was not a naval power The Muslims who were the fourth major global power were comprised of many nations The Arabs conquered north Africa (which is why Egyptians speak Arabic) and some of Spain but the truly strong Muslim powers were Turks Persians the Central Asians and the Afghans The Muslim states were also not naval powers In fact the European powers had great influence even when Aurangzeb dominated all of north India This was because the royals needed to sail to Mecca for Haj and the Europeans controlled the waters The fifteenth century saw the rise of the colonial powers Spain Portugal England the Dutch and France What is common in them They all border the Atlantic Ocean which is a rough ocean It required strong and large ships powered by sails made of high-quality fabric to sail across Only the nations on its coast developed this expertise Because the ships were large they were able to carry many powerful and heavy cannon This is why these nations were able to sail across and colonise the Americas This is also one of the reasons why Germany Russia Italy and other major European nations which are not along the Atlantic did not become big colonial powers Was India a great power in some century before this point It had about a fifth of the world’s total GDP but that was only because the subcontinent had a fifth of the world’s population At this point in history almost everyone was an agriculturalist There was some basic manufacturing like pottery and textiles but most of the economic output depended on manual labour The more people a nation or region had the larger its share of global GDP After the 15th century and particularly after the scientific revolution in Europe led by Newton Hooke and Boyle we were left behind It is the European nations that pulled ahead economically and we remained where we were From this point on it is those nations which were economically powerful that were able to influence the world ending with the United States Today merely the possession of big armies and even of nuclear weapons does not ensure that nations become great powers else North Korea and Pakistan would be great powers In the modern era it is those nations that emulated the primary conditions of greatness a healthy and educated population and an effective state that have been able to become great Japan Korea and most recently China have all been able to meet these conditions In my opinion India has no focus on this yet and governance is often ineffective Even in 2016 the state is distracted by things like anti-national slogans skirmishing with neighbours and issues of culture and identity The sharp and unrelenting focus on health and education is missing Also there is an absolute absence of theability to deliver justice and be able to enforce thelaw Indian governments cannot even deliver on the primary condition of state effectiveness and that is the monopoly over violence Mob violence and lynchings are common and it doesn’t really matter which government is in power Till we get these basics rights our march towards becoming a great power will remain slow By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 10 2017 2:38 am Top News THE MUMBAI COLLECTOR’s office sealed the Malavani depot of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) for two hours on Thursday afternoon The office in Borivli was sealed after the revenue department complained against the BEST for allegedly not paying land usage dues Watch What Else Making News In 1986 the BEST was given possession of almost 28000 sqkm of the 40000-sqkm area owned by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) and was asked to pay a revised cost to obtain the remaining portion While the BEST claims to have paid the required amount the collector’s office has denied it “For two hours revenue officers sealed the record room at Malavani bus depot claiming non-payment on our side for the land usage After senior BEST officials had a word with the Collector’s office the matter was resolved” said a senior BEST official “We have made the due payment to the state government However we had appealed to the government against a hike in the land dues as asked by the MHADA We have called for a meeting on Friday with the officials concerned and the Collector’s office to properly assess the situation” the official said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 27 2017 4:28 pm Sonakshi Sinha says it’s time people stop calling movies as ‘women centric’ Related News Sonakshi Sinha says it’s time people stop calling movies with a female protagonist as “women centric” as it takes away the essence of the project The 29-year-old actress feels the gender of the protagonist shouldn’t determine the kind of film one is making “I really want people to stop calling it a ‘female or women centric’ film When a male actor does it nobody calls it a male centric movie A film is a film you watch it as that not based on the gender of the protagonist” Sonakshi told PTI “These headlines that ‘Sonakshi is doing a female centric film’ it makes no sense I am an actor I am doing a film and that’s it Gender doesn’t have to come in here” Sonakshi who last year appeared as a solo lead in Akira and is now gearing up for the release of Noor which again stars her in the lead says films with female protagonist in lead will someday also do the kind of business which a malestar’s film does “We as an audience have very recently opened up to receiving a film with a female protagonist and they have just started doing really well Filmmakers have just started making a variety of films which perhaps weren’t being made earlier “There is a difference in that and there will naturally be a difference in box office number as well Slowly and steadily it will reach a point where we all want to see it and I am glad to be a part of that change” she says Directed by Sunhil Sippy Noor is based on Pakistani author Saba Imtiaz’s novel Karachi You’re Killing Me The film follows journalist Noor’s (played by Sonakshi) misadventures and love life as she navigates her way through Mumbai For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBASEL Switzerland: Like many dads Roger Federer is talking with his family about how to spend Christmas But unlike most the father-of-four has the 2017 holidays on his mind — on the eve of the tennis season when he will turn 36 It is an age few reach while still on tour Yet the player who beat Rafael Nadal in three sets to take the Swiss Indoors title on Sunday seemed far from retirement "I have a very clear plan how ’16 is going to be until December" Federer told The Associated Press in an interview after winning his hometown event for a seventh time "That is the discussion I’m having with my wife right now Are we going to be home for Christmas or not Then ’17 is around the corner for me as well already Roger Federer/AP "I’m thinking way ahead" said the Swiss great whose victory in Basel lifted him to No 2 in the rankings published Monday Why wouldn’t he At 34 the numbers for his season speak of a player in top form and fitness A 58-9 record going into this week’s Paris Masters including six titles and two Grand Slam finals Only Novak Djokovic in his career-best year has beaten Federer in any tournament final including denying him a record-extending 18th major title at Wimbledon and the US Open After Paris Federer goes to London to play at the ATP finals for a 14th straight year Expert managing of his schedule including a family vacation in September has kept him sharp when others — including his younger self he says — are worn down in November "That is the goal with having the time off with the kids with my wife" said Federer whose family — wife Mirka their 6-year-old twin girls Myla Rose and Charlene Riva and 18-month-old twin boys Leo and Lenny — often join him on tour One product of his keen tennis mind is the now-trademark move to sneak up and return serve while approaching the net "The sneak attack is a fun thing for me to do" he said "How many times can you hit a slice and be excited about it "Sometimes you have got to just do something a bit different Just be young in your mind and say ‘Just go for it Who cares’" Fun-seeking is also why Federer says he will play into December in the International Premier Tennis League at places like India Singapore and Dubai where he has a home For now Federer enjoys his tennis too much to think too deeply about stopping "As long as I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet I’ve got to keep a schedule as well which I feel like I’m playing for many more years to come" he said Federer previously said he will not announce a long-term plan to end his career so avoiding a farewell tour "I hope it’s going to come gradually and that I will know when the right time is" he said "But I don’t want to think about it too much "If you get injured then it comes more slowly but the mind could all of a sudden go pfft that’s it Who knows If there’s a thing with family that is just so much more important than playing tennis" He is sure that as with his Christmas 2016 plans parents and family will be part of the retirement conversation "I would let them know about it rather than saying I’ve taken the decision already" Federer said "I would probably ask them ‘Do you think this is a good idea’ "Everybody will agree with me at that point anyway But we’re not there yet” AP
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2011 6:30 am Related News Even as officials of the high-security Amritsar Central Jail are under fire for lapses in security and management in the past.