weeks.so long as those give it cover to take real action. But this line of defence can bebeyond a pointself-defeating Even assiduous pursuers of peace have to admit this Part of the difficulty with dealing with Pakistan has been that substantial sections of its elite have been in self-denial As Farzana Shaikhs powerful new bookMaking Sense of Pakistanarguesthe fact that the identity of Pakistan has been constructed negatively has consistently led its leadership to either seek strategic validation from abroador look for alibis that can confirm its self-fulfilling sense of being perpetually threatened The US has consistently fed the Pakistani elites We are indispensable to the West syndrome By putting Balochistan on the table we are continuing to feed Pakistans self-perception that it is the victim This sense of victimhood is the biggest obstacle in Pakistans coming to terms with its problems We must do all we can to help Pakistan fight terrorism But only Pakistan can save itself The test of its resolve will not be that it claims diplomatic victories The test will be the day it does not need rhetorical crutches to provide cover to it to move decisively against terrorism directed against India The PM may be right that Pakistan is moving and we need patience But there is a backdrop to our worries Mumbai was an unprecedented national humiliation It followed on the heels of what looked like substantial progress in relations with Pakistanalmost a new euphoria The joint terror mechanism was supposed to be precisely the forum where we had candid discussions on activities of both countriesin some kind of formal symmetry And it achieved nothing All this is not a reason to continue trying But it is a reason to think that we will have to work harder on the credibility of the process Everyone understands that a significant breakthrough can come only through the intervention of leaders To this extentany engagement with Pakistan will be personalised But this runs a large risk that the PM himself will be held responsible for all missteps big and small There are many who want the PM to faileven in his own party It is all the more important that the PM uses whatever little political capital he has on this issue wisely In other systemsleaders step in to break deadlocks or only when there is something major to announce Here there is a danger that the PM will be reduced to dossier manager or put in a position of explaining all commas Assuming there is progress with Pakistanthe big political challenges are yet to come If a joint statement has produced this stormwait till we negotiate meaningful agreements The PM needs to be credible so that he can show political courage when it will be genuinely consequential The disappointment with the PMs statement in Parliament was that it did nothing to assuage his detractors It also gave no evidence that he will have the credibility to carry the country when genuine peace might be possible The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: January 13 2017 11:26 pm Chhagan Bhujbal (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar) Top News A special court today held state-run JJ Hospital dean Dr T P Lahane guilty of contempt on a plea by activist Anjali Damania claiming NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal accused in a money laundering case was allowed to overstay at a private hospital in a “negligence of duty” Watch what else is in thenews Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court Judge P R Bhavke referred the matter to the Bombay High Court for further action “Application (of Damania) is allowed and the Dean is held guilty for the contempt of court Reference shall be made to the Bombay HC to take further action” the judge said adding the dean is guilty of both the civil and criminal contempt Damania had approached the PMLA court last month contending that Bhujbal continued to stay put at Bombay Hospital since November 2 due to the “negligence of duty” by the authorities of JJ Hospital and Arthur Road jail where he was lodged before being shifted to the hospital Bhujbal had checked in in Bombay Hospital for a thallium scan Damania had also alleged the NCP leader was “misusing” a court order The court had on December 14 last year ordered that Bhujbal be shifted to Arthur Road jail on a plea by the prison officials that he had refused to undergo angiography His stay at the private hospital had prompted accusation that he was receiving preferential treatment Damania had alleged several politicians met Bhujbal during his stay in Bombay Hospital without the court’s permission She contended that the former deputy chief minister could enjoy treatment at Bombay Hospital due to “sheer negligence of duty by authorities at JJ Hospital and Arthur Road jail” Seeking dismissal of Damania’s plea Bhujbal had questioned her locus standi on filing such application which he said was aimed at “derailing the main purpose” (health issues for which he was hospitalised) and that she was maligning his image Earlier this week the special court had directed the jail officials to take Bhujbal to JJ Hospital for angiography after getting his consent Bhujbal was arrested on March 14 last year by ED on the charges of bribery and money laundering in the construction of Maharashtra Sadan building in Delhi He was booked by ACB for allegedly receiving kickbacks in award of contract for constructing state central library building on Mumbai University’s campus at Kalina during his stint as PWD minister in the previous Congress-NCP government For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Pune | Updated: April 11 2017 1:14 pm Sam Billings is into his second season at Delhi Daredevils (Source: BCCI) Top News England wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings says working with greats like Rahul Dravid in the IPL has made him a much improved player of spin bowling Billings who is into his second season at Delhi Daredevils went to the extent of saying that past year has seen him improve like never before “There is no doubt that in the last one year theimprovement (I have felt in my game) has been the biggest ofmy career Getting to know your game in different conditions is always a learning experience “Playing quality spin for six weeks (in the IPL) youlearn a lot out of that Anyway you are always looking to try to improve and perform Of course the schedule is hectic” said Billings referring to national duty and time he spends playing leagues across the globe Asked how much he has learnt from the likes of team mentor Dravid and head coach Paddy Upton Billings replied:”He (Dravid) is one of the best to have played the game So there is lots to learn from him and even from Paddy It is always a great experience to pick their brains It is a huge honour actually You are always learning from people of that stature” he said Talking about the team composition he said Daredevils have a well-balanced squad and it was disappointing to lose the tournament opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore “Yeah very disappointed with the result Real shame to not get over the line We are focused on the next game nowThere are lots of positives to take from the previous game “Every team is strong in this competition all have power hitters and quality spinners But if we turn up to play to our potential we can beat any team” Billings added that team not only has a good pace attack it also has quality spinners in Jayant Yadav and Shahbaz Nadeem For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: March 16 2016 12:18 am Of these it has been decided that 677 structures would be regularised while a decision regarding 190 structures that have to be either demolished or shifted is pending Top News With the Bombay High Court pulling up municipal authorities and the state government for their slow progress in demolishing illegal religious structures across the state the Pune district committee under the collector readied a list of 905 such structures which were constructed prior to 2009 Of these it has been decided that 677 structures would be regularised while a decision regarding 190 structures that have to be either demolished or shifted is pending Share This Article Related Article “In our recent meeting it was decided that 677 structures listed illegal would be regularised after consultations with the police local area development authorities and town planning department and after checking reservations as per the regional plan This has been finalised by the district committee and the same would be updated to the state government” said Pune district collector Saurabh Rao while addressing a press meet on Tuesday While the committee was able to decide on the structures that have to be regularised a decision on 190 other structures is yet to be taken of which 35 have to be demolished and the rest may be considered for shifting after consultation with all committee members The collector said that of the structures which would have to be demolished 22 are in Haveli taluka 12 in Khed taluka and one in Purandar taluka Structures which would be regularised have to obtain an NOC from local authorities and police department he added The Bombay HC had asked all authorities to ensure that such structures are demolished as per the deadline by August 17 2016 Justice AS Oka and Justice CV Bhadang issued the order after hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by the Society for Fast Justice an NGO fighting against illegal shrines in the city The state government had issued a Government Resolution (GR) according to which all illegal religious shrines that have sprung up after September 2009 have to be demolished by November 18 2015 The court while rapping the authorities concerned had said “The process of demolition is slow We have made it clear that authorities need to meet the deadline As directed earlier it is the duty of the state to ensure adequate police protection to all authorities If need be the state should issue orders to all corporations stating that religious structures should not be constructed without permission besides issuing further orders to municipal authorities to take preventive steps” For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Published: October 15 2016 1:45 pm Megastar Chiranjeevi ahead of MEK season 4 (Source: Twitter/MAATV) Top News As Megastar Chiranjeevi gears up to host the fourth chapter of the popular Telugu quiz game show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (MEK) MAA TV has pumped up its promotions on various platforms and said to launch a “multi-fold 360-degree” media campaign in the Telugu states Popular Telugu TV show MEK is an adaptation of globally acclaimed show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire It has been adapted in Hindi as Kaun Banega Crorepati with Amitabh Bachchan as the host While Akkineni Nagarjuna successfully hosted the show for three seasons the fourth season of the show by Chiru will be starting from December 12 The show will be telecasted on MAA TV from Monday to Thursday between 830 to 930 pm “MEK is a highly popular and proven show in the Telugu market as much as it is in various international and India markets It is the first big show being launched after STAR TV took over MAA TV and we are pleased to be associated with mega star Chiranjeevi as the host of the show” said Kevin Vaz South CEO of Star India Private Limited The platform is set to be mutually beneficial for both the MAA group and Chiru The TV channel is looking forward to carry the success of Nagarjuna bu roping another big-ticket star – Chiranjeevi It is now banking on the fan-base of the Megastar which is massive in both the states Meanwhile Chiru who is making a comeback into Tollywood after 10 years with Khaidi No 150 which will release in January next year is promoting his image as a star using all channels possible The actor has got the month of December in hand to make an impression to pull back his scattered fandom “MEK has always created great excitement among Telugu people With this season we are all set to take MEK to the next level with multiple new things I am sure that MEK this season will enthral the TV audience in both states of AP and Telangana” added Alok Jain Business Head of MAA TV The channel has already opened up the gates through Call for Entries (CFE) for the program which will run from October 11 to October 18 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News For all the latest Mumbai News, “Fatwas inciting violence are openly being issued by fundamentalist Maulavis.
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