2013 5:07 pm Related News Actress Kangana Ranaut today launched a website to directly connect with her fans. Rupinder is eagerly awaiting the chance to display his proficiency and abilities alongside an experienced bunch of defenders like India’s Surender Kumar, Taking the khoonda in his hand,Akali isde naal Kuttange (we will beat Akalis with this)? Addressing the rally the party in-charge for Punjab Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak made it clear that Amarinder was the undisputed leader of the Congress in Punjab and he had been appointed as the state party president by Sonia Gandhi as he enjoys the trust and support of the entire AICC Speaking on the occasionCongress Legislative Party leader Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal took a dig at the Chief Minister for giving special status to Bibi Jagir Kaur For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Associated Press | Beijing | Updated: May 22 2015 12:20 pm A news crew from CNN reported it witnessed an incident on Wednesday in which a Chinese navy dispatcher demanded eight times that a US Navy P8-A Poseidon surveillance aircraft leave the area as it flew over Fiery Cross Reef (Reuters) Related News China on Thursday said that it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea following an exchange in which its navy warned off a US surveillance plane The United States said its aerial patrolling was in accordance with international law and “no one in their right mind” would try to stop it Neither side says it wants confrontation with the other but as China seeks to assert its expansive claims to the South China Sea the US is pushing back and trying to demonstrate that China’s massive land reclamation does not give it territorial rights Watch video: A news crew from CNN reported it witnessed an incident on Wednesday in which a Chinese navy dispatcher demanded eight times that a US Navy P8-A Poseidon surveillance aircraft leave the area as it flew over Fiery Cross Reef where China has conducted extensive reclamation work It said the US crew responded that they were flying through international airspace to which the Chinese dispatcher answered “This is the Chinese navy … You go” Share This Article Related Article The Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank posted more videos on Thursday of the aerial patrol above the Spratly island chain which it said had been released by the US Navy Speaking at a regular daily briefing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei reiterated Beijing’s insistence on its indisputable sovereignty over the islands it has created by piling sand on top of atolls and reefs While saying he had no information about the reported exchange Hong said China was “entitled to the surveillance over related airspace and sea areas so as to maintain national security and avoid any maritime accidents “We hope relevant countries respect China’s sovereignty over the South China Sea abandon actions that may intensify controversies and play a constructive role for regional peace and stability” Hong told reporters In Washington Daniel Russel the top US diplomat for East Asia said the flight of a US reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the South China Sea was a regular and appropriate occurrence He said the US will seek to preserve the ability of not just the United States but all countries to exercise their rights to freedom of navigation and overflight Watch video: “Nobody in their right mind is going to try to stop the US Navy from operating That would not be a good step But it’s not enough that a US military plane can overfly international waters even if there is a challenge or a hail and query” from the Chinese military he said “We believe that every country and all civilian actors also should have unfettered access to international waters and international airspace” he said China’s construction has intensified frictions among competing parties in the South China Sea which Beijing claims virtually in its entirety along with its scattered island groups The area that is home to some of the world’s busiest commercial shipping routes is also claimed in part or in whole by the Philippines Taiwan Brunei Malaysia and Vietnam The US and most of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations want a halt to the projects which they suspect are aimed at building islands and other land features over which China can claim sovereignty and base military assets The US says it takes no position on the sovereignty claims but insists they must be negotiated Washington also says ensuring maritime safety and access is a US national security priority China is also at odds with Japan over ownership of a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that are controlled by Tokyo but also claimed by Beijing leading to increased activity by Chinese planes and ships in the area which lies between Taiwan and Okinawa Both sides have accused the other of operating dangerously prompting fears of an incident such as the 2001 collision between a Chinese fighter jet and a US surveillance plane in which the Chinese pilot was killed and the American crew detained on China’s Hainan island Also Thursday the Chinese air force announced its latest offshore training exercises in the western Pacific as part of efforts to boost its combat preparedness People’s Liberation Army Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke said the exercises were held in international airspace but gave no specifics In its report on the drills state broadcaster CCTV showed a video of Xian H-6 twin-engine bombers a Chinese version of Russia’s Tupelov Tu-16 in flight and landing at an air base although it wasn’t clear when the video was shot For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Vatican City | Updated: December 18 2015 9:17 pm FILE – In this Aug 25 1993 file photo Mother Teresa head of Missionaries of Charity is photographed in New Delhi India Pope Francis has signed off on the miracle needed to make Mother Teresa a saint giving the nun who cared for the poorest of the poor one of the Catholic Church’s highest honors just two decades after her death The Vatican said Friday Dec 18 2015 that Francis approved a decree attributing a miracle to Mother Teresa’s intercession during an audience with the head of the Vatican’s saint-making office on Thursday his 79th birthday (AP Photo file) Related News The Catholic Church makes saints to provide role models for the faithful and Pope Francis has followed in the footsteps of his predecessors in churning them out at a rapid clip The process is cloaked in secrecy and open to criticism given that it deals with science-defying miracles politicized choices and significant sums of money as was recently revealed in some blockbuster books on Vatican finance But saints aren’t going away anytime soon and Francis has actually made the process easier in some ways by doing away with the miracle requirement for several high-profile saints How are saints made A postulator – essentially the cheerleader spearheading the project – gathers testimony and documentation and presents the case to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints If the congregation’s experts agree the candidate lived a virtuous life the case is forwarded to the pope who signs a decree attesting to the candidate’s “heroic virtues” If the postulator finds someone was miraculously healed by praying for the candidate’s intercession and if the cure cannot be medically explained the case is presented to the congregation as the possible miracle needed for beatification Panels of doctors theologians bishops and cardinals must certify that the cure was instantaneous complete and lasting – and was due to the intercession of the saintly candidate If convinced the congregation sends the case to the pope who signs a decree saying the candidate can be beatified A second miracle is needed for canonization which means the person becomes a saint Martyrs – people killed for their faith – can be beatified without a miracle A miracle is needed however for martyrs to be canonized What about Mother Teresa’s miracle A Brazilian mechanical engineer was suffering from a viral brain infection that resulted in multiple abscesses the church says In 2008 he was in a coma and dying suffering from an accumulation of fluid around the brain Surgery was scheduled for 6:10 pm but the anesthesiologist couldn’t immediately intubate him When the surgeon arrived a half-hour later he “found the patient inexplicably awake and without pain” according to the postulator the Rev Brian Kolodiejchuk “The patient asked the doctor ‘What I am doing here’ The next morning … the patient was fully awake and without any headache; he was asymptomatic with normal cognition” Kolodiejchuk said in a statement Kolodiejchuk said the man’s wife had been praying for Mother Teresa’s intercession specifically during the half-hour when her husband was supposed to be in surgery Kolodiejchuk said the man has since resumed working and is in good health – and despite tests showing he had become sterile has had two children since The miracle that got Mother Teresa beatified in 2003 involved an Indian woman Monica Besra who said she was miraculously cured of a tumor Some Indian doctors at the time insisted she was cured by medicine – not a miracle – and expressed concern that belief in such events would turn the poor away from science when they fell ill But hasn’t Francis done away with miracles In his zeal to give the faithful even more role models Francis has on several occasions done away with the Vatican’s own rules requiring two miracles for someone to be canonized His most famous waiver involved St John XXIII whom Francis canonized along with St John Paul II in April 2014 The Vatican said Francis had the authority to dispense with the miracle requirement for John Francis isn’t the only one to bend rules when it comes to saints Pope John Paul II waived the normal five-year waiting period for Mother Teresa’s beatification process to begin and launched it a year after her 1997 death Pope Benedict XVI subsequently waived the five-year waiting period for John Paul in launching his beatification process weeks after his 2005 death In the end John Paul beat out Mother Teresa’s record-fast beatification by just a few days when he was beatified May 1 2011 How many saints are there During his quarter-century papacy John Paul declared more saints _ 482 _ than all of his predecessors combined Some of his big-name saints: Edith Stein a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was killed at Auschwitz and Maximilian Kolbe a Polish Franciscan friar who sacrificed his life at the death camp so that a man with a family could live He also beatified a record-number 1338 Among them was John XXIII in 2000 and Mother Teresa in 2003 Benedict continued the process albeit at a slower clip – 44 saints under his watch Francis overtook John Paul’s record within two months as pope: In May 2013 he canonized more than 800 15th century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam By canonizing Mother Teresa he is clearly aiming to give his Holy Year of Mercy an icon for the faithful to venerate around the world For all 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