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"We are importing around 20 percent of phosphate from Israel. ? where he was training at altitude in 2014.the parliament’s decision to pass a bill on acid violence?Chinoy had said when the film was shortlisted for the Oscar nominations in October last year According to the new Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Billperpetrators can be punished with imprisonment for life ‘Saving Face’ was shot in IslamabadRawalpindi and several towns of Punjab The film was released in the US in November It is due to be released in Pakistan later this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 17 2017 9:21 pm Both Nokia 105 and Nokia 130 have upgraded designs and run on Nokia S30+ platform Related News HMD Global the Finnish startup which owns the rights to use the Nokia brand on mobile phones has launched two entry-level features phones – the Nokia 105 and Nokia 130 Both features phones have upgraded designs and run on Nokia S30+ platform The new Nokia 105’s single-SIM variant is priced at Rs 999 while its dual-SIM variant will cost Rs 1149 It will start selling in the country starting July 19 The new Nokia 130 will be launched soon in India though the company isn’t telling its exact price The all-new Nokia 105 is a fresh take on the four-year old feature phone Its design has been completely changed and now appears to look like the Nokia 3310 However barring the altered look the phone doesn’t offer anything new to its potential users It features a 18-inch colour display 4MB RAM 4MB ROM as well as 800mAh battery which promises to deliver 15 hours of talk time An FM Radio is also included alongside a headphone jack and microUSB 20 ports On the software front it runs Nokia S30+ platform and even comes pre-loaded with games likeSnake Xenzia Nokia 105 will be available in Blue Black and White Next up is the Nokia 130 which will be launched in India at a later stage The phone is a remake of the original Nokia 130 which made its debut way back in 2014 The feature phone sports a 18-inch display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels 4MB RAM and 4GB ROM The internal storage can be expanded through a microSD card slot ( up to 32GB) Powering the phone is a 1020mAh battery which according the company can last up to 44 hoursof FM radio playback time It also features Bluetooth connectivity and a camera on the back Like the Nokia 105 this phone also runs on Nokia S60+ platform Internationally Nokia 130 is priced at $2150 ( or approx Rs 1384) and will be available in Black Grey and Red HMD Global has launched two new phones at a time when Reliance Jio is planning to bring a 4G-enabled feature phone in India The phone is expected to be priced at Rs 500 and is likely to be announced at the company’s annual general meeting on July 21 in Mumbai The feature phone will be launched under the company’s LYF brand For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | New York | Published: September 1 2017 11:21 am Rafa Nadal got over early hiccups to beat Taro Daniel in the second round at US Open (Source: Reuters) Related News World number one Rafa Nadal came from behind to dispatch underdog Taro Daniel of Japan 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 in front of a sold-out crowd at the US Open on Thursday Despite playing a marathon five-setter the day before 121st ranked Daniel looked the fresher of the pair at the outset of the match breaking Nadal to take a 5-4 advantage when the Spaniard dumped a forehand into the net He eventually won the set and appeared poised to deliver a massive upset But Nadal soon found the accuracy that had eluded him in the first set and his booming serve proved too much for the exhausted 24-year-old who is now 0-6 against top 20 opponents in his career “All the matches are difficult especially here where everyone wants to play their best” Nadal said in an on-court interview at the Arthur Ashe Stadium after the win “It’s true that I didn’t play very well tonight but it’s also true that I’m through to the next round” Nadal is now one step closer to a potential semi-finals match against third seed Roger Federer who won his second consecutive five-set match earlier on Thursday “I am here to improve every day I believe I can do it much better and I really feel I am going to do it much better” Nadal said Next up for the 31-year-old is a third round match against aggressive Argentinian Leonardo Mayer For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: October 2 2014 1:02 am Related News The ministry of finance has announced the creation of task forces for preparatory work related to the establishment of four of the agencies recommended by the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) Four separate task forces will establish a Public Debt Management Agency (for debt management on behalf of the government) a Resolution Corporation (for resolving the distress of financial firms in an efficient manner) a Financial Data Management Centre (for managing all financial regulatory data) and a Financial Sector Appellate Tribunal (a unified appellate tribunal for the financial sector) This move marks the most concrete step so far towards the implementation of the FSLRC recommendations and the enactment of the Indian Financial Code a comprehensive bill aimed at replacing a majority of financial-sector laws with a principle-based framework for regulation All too often the process that the finance ministry has begun commences after the enactment of a law by Parliament As a result there is a significant time lag between Parliament’s enactment of the law and the operation of the institutions created by it This delay harms both citizens and parliamentarians as the effect of a law is felt only after a substantial amount of time has passed The terms of reference specifically require the task forces to develop a transition plan in this regard The finance ministry’s move will therefore ensure minimum lag between the enactment of the Indian Financial Code and its implementation Another important consideration is the issue of the design of public institutions The efficacy and efficiency of public administration rests on the quality of the internal processes and systems of the public agency The terms of reference of the task forces require them to consider and incorporate global best practices pertaining to organisation design human resource and IT systems Additionally they require the task forces to develop an appropriate business model for these agencies to ensure their operational independence and institutional durability There is also a specific directive to the task forces to incorporate transparency and accountability mechanisms within the functioning of the agencies Building such capabilities for these agencies prior to the enactment of the Indian Financial Code will go a long way in ensuring its success For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | New York | Published: September 26 2014 2:18 pm Break-up (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News Are you looking for a spouse or a companion on social media Be careful in both the cases as it may result in a speedy break-up New study shows higher break-up rates for couples who met online compared to offline whether they were in marital or non-marital romantic relationships The increasing popularity of social media online dating sites and mobile applications for meeting people and initiating relationships has made online dating an effective means of finding a future spouse The first-of-its-kind study explored whether break-up rates for both marital and non-marital relationships differ depending on whether a couple first met online or offline “Additional factors besides the meeting venue can help predict whether a couple will stay together or break up” author wrote These may differ for marital versus non-marital relationships and include the quality and duration of the relationship “The time-tested qualities of trust and intimacy still remain important factors on determining whether a couple stays together regardless of whether they meet offline or online” explained Brenda K Wiederhold from Virtual Reality Medical Institute in Brussels Belgium and Interactive Media Institute San Diego California The findings were reported in the journal Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: November 17 2014 1:09 am Related News The Bombay High Court’s staying of the decision of Maharashtra’s erstwhile Congress-NCP government to reserve jobs for Marathas and Muslims should be a lesson for political parties that routinely wield quotas in an attempt to win votes The move was clearly timed to be a pre-election sop — an ordinance was issued — but it evidently didn’t help the incumbent parties in the assembly election that followed And now the court has rejected the two main claims the government had made to justify its decision — that the Marathas are a socially economically and educationally backward community and that it had “compelling and quantifiable data” to say so Predictably in its own bid to ingratiate itself with an influential community the newly elected Devendra Fadnavis government is set to appeal against the stay But it would do well to first make sure that it has the requisite evidence to support the claim Reservations were conceived by the Constitution as a tool for addressing and ameliorating conditions of social and educational disprivilege of communities and to ensure a more level playing field But down the years political parties have used the carefully and tentatively framed constitutional provision in cynical ways Certainly the Marathas a politically and economically dominant community of Maharashtra feel aggrieved today But is it because of a condition that has roots in a past of oppression and deprivation Or is their discontent a reflection of the general dwindling of opportunity in the state that affects all groups Significantly the Mehmood-ur-Rehman committee that had recommended quotas for Muslims had also emphasised an anti-discrimination law and initiatives to monitor the disproportionately large number of detentions of Muslims in terror cases in the state Yet instead of addressing those systemic prejudices the government opted for the softer option of quotas To be sure Muslims suffer deprivation and discrimination that must be acknowledged and addressed but the state response has mostly been to skirt structural correctives institute committees and sleep over their recommendations Reservations must be judiciously applied in consultation with institutions like the National Commission for Backward Classes and in accordance with the Supreme Court’s directives When parties act in bad faith and short circuit due process they end up losing credibility without winning over the groups they seek to target For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Prodyut Bora Alok Bansal | Updated: February 19 2015 8:36 am Is the Indian military optimally organised to face the challenges that would emerge tomorrow Related News India’s global ambitions not only imply sustained economic growth and a minimum quality of life for all its citizens but also expeditionary military might In the 15th year of this century it may not be too early to ask a basic question: Is the Indian military optimally organised to face the challenges that would emerge tomorrow In our opinion no It would be prudent to list some of these military challenges; not a comprehensive list but good enough to set the ground First future wars will probably not be a single-service business They are more likely to be short intensive affairs wherein all forces — including cyber maybe space or even nuclear — could be deployed simultaneously or sequentially Therefore the ability of various services to operate jointly will be critical Second the Indian military could be increasingly called upon to play expeditionary roles far from Indian shores Therefore our military’s systems processes command and control should be flexible enough to be quickly deployable overseas Third overseas interventions would mean a much greater role for our naval and air forces and would require the enhancement of capabilities like amphibious and air assault If these premises hold true how should the military be configured First we propose a matrix structure where the operational and support roles are split As introduced by the Goldwater-Nichols Act the US military has a chief for each service The service chiefs are responsible for three roles: equipping organising and training but not war-fighting Operationally the US military has divided the world into various geographical areas of responsibility (AORs) under a combatant commander who commands all forces assigned to his theatre and is responsible for all combat operations The military’s chain of command runs from the US president to the defence secretary to combatant commanders In addition to geographical AORs they have functional commanders for special operations transportation and strategic arms A similar operational and support matrix is proposed for the Indian military To begin with the military could have three geographical commands: an Eastern Command responsible for China South Asia Southeast Asia and East Asia; a Western Command responsible for Pakistan Central Asia and West Asia; and a Southern Command responsible for littoral Africa and the Middle East More theatre commands may be created as the scale and scope of military activities expand In addition we need to have functional commands for strategic forces and special operations Share This Article Related Article There should be a chairman and vice chairman of joint chiefs of staff separate from the three service chiefs The role of the chairman should be to act as a single-point military advisor to the defence minister and the prime minister Once the operational roles get transferred to theatre commanders the need for a five-star chief of defence staff (CDS) as is being currently discussed in some circles would become redundant All theatre/ functional commanders should hold a four-star rank If there can be close to 100 secretaries to the government of India why not have more four-star rank military officers Second the role and mission of the military need to be revised Currently the military is involved in numerous non-core activities like counter-insurgency border security disaster relief etc For policymakers caught in an internal crisis calling in the military seems the easiest option; consequently if an incompetent state police cannot control a riot call in the army; floods somewhere send in the air force to drop food packets; terrorists come ashore from the sea make the navy responsible for coastal security All these blunt the military’s war-fighting capability while stunting the growth and capability of the agency responsible for that specific task To ease the pressure on the military and get them to focus on military missions we propose that the military be constitutionally banned from firing on Indian citizens except in self-defence or when the country is in a state of declared Emergency For border security we propose three paramilitary forces: an air guard for air sovereignty control; a border guard by combining the BSF ITBP and SSB for land border security; and the existing Coast Guard for maritime border security These paramilitary forces should be staffed by military and paramilitary officers not IPS officers as is the norm Third we need to balance our existing military services Our army is several times the size of the other two services combined The disparity in size leads to disparity in egos which makes a mockery of “jointness” It would never be possible to achieve a perfect balance between a headcount-intensive service like the army and a machine-dependent service like the air force but some rationalisation is definitely possible It is proposed that an entire corps (three divisions) of the army be trained in amphibious warfare converted into marines and placed under the navy Similarly the army should partner with the air force to raise an air-assault corps These troops will continue to be available to the army for operational tasks and in a joint theatre command it would not matter which service they belonged to Militaries the world over have resisted the impetus to come closer Every service wants to guard its turf and as a first step it may be prudent to transfer all the real estate held by the three services under joint control As India dreams of global leadership it is necessary that politicians understand the importance of strategic issues The impetus for a reconfigured military designed and optimised to support India’s aspirations must come from them War as they say is too important to be left to the generals Bansal is director Centre for Security & Strategy India Foundation Bora is a former member of the BJP’s National Executive committee Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIn a shocking case of discrimination Australia has denied temporary visa to an eight-year-old Sri Lankan childEliza Fonseka because she has been diagnosed with Down syndrome Eliza’s parents had sought a visa asthey planned to move to Shark Bay north of Perth to work at a Christian crisis centre Representational image AFP According to ABCNews while her parents were given visas she did not get one because she was considered to be a "significant cost to the Australian community in the areas of health care" The report suggests that this comes despite the fact that the girl’s father Angelo Fonseka had given in writing that he and his wife would take responsibility of Eliza and that she did not need any help from the government "She’s an innocent child an eight-year-old child and I believe whatever God created no man has authority to destroy reject or discriminate She does swimming dancing everything and according to psychologist reports and even the doctors school reports everything is perfect" Eliza’s father was quoted as saying The Fonseca family according to the report has also decided to appeal the Immigration Department’s decision to refuse a visa for their daughter Down Syndrome Australia an organisation that works with individuals who have the condition called the incident"terribly disheartening" and said that the news had upset the Down syndrome community ABC quoted the organisation’s chairman Angus Graham as saying "I think for anybody particularly the Down syndrome community this reinforces the low expectation environment that people with Down syndrome are less 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