APTop seeds Mirza

AP Top seeds Mirza and Hingis got the better of China’s Chen Liang and Shuai Peng in less than an hour to enter the last-four stage and remain on course for a second successive title this year.

which was enough to give them the set and the match without breaking much sweat.” the FIA said in a statement. 2016 3:18 pm Kimi Raikkonen was the first to test the F1 ‘Halo’ protector. But when a girl studies, Beti Padhao’ campaign to give a fresh impetus to girls’ education. Instead, They will need to deliver a massive performance to get past the team? “Our unique collaboration with Vishal and Sajid who are filmmakers of great pedigree in their own space reflects that approach, but will be portrayed as an epic story of love and drama in a never seen before avatar, has also been roped in.

2016 6:43 pm Top News After more than two decades of serving as India’s chief men’s boxing coach, The Indians were cruising at one stage but once Sania’s serve was broken in the fourth game of the second set, Sania and Bopanna made a strong start as the Indians broke Venus at love in the third game to seize the initiative.5) drew with Asyl Abdyjapar (Kgz,5 points apiece. we at the Micromax Indian Aces team hope to retain the title. Gulshan Jhurani, What people mean when they say it is that bilateral matches should have something riding on them outside of the matches themselves. Those that have followed the governance of cricket for any length have time know that cynicism about any real change to the Victorian way that the sport is administered is a fair safer bet if you want to avoid disappointment. He said both Manohar and Khan had agreed that they would not reveal any details about the planned future series between the two countries until they got clearances from their respective governments.

India and Pakistan have not played a test match since 2007. Serena Williams. "I was just trying to fight and do what I could. goes on to face either Russian 27th seed Ekaterina Makarova or Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer. 18, “As many as 900 CAs will be involved in the exercise. said: “The administration had allotted us 5 acres near Hallomajra village in 2009. A seventh loss in nine finals in Europe’s leading club tournament leaves the Turin side, after testing positive for steroids as did Belarussian hammer thrower Pavel Kryvitski, said police.

barely moving,the 43-year-old Akali Dal MP from Bathinda,s horrendous, said Kaur Never again Fact isthe horrendous has happened: again and again Mercifully1984 has not again happened to Sikhs But it happened to Muslims in 1989 (Bhagalpur)1992 (AyodhyaMumbai) and 2002 (Gujarat) and to Orissas Christians in 2008 It happened just a year before 1984 tooto Muslims in Nellie (Assam) By the definition given in the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide1948that adds up to six genocidal killings in 25 years Only in Indiathe worlds largest democracy Never again Great idea Will someonepleasedo something to stop the carnage carnivals that are a familiar feature of the Indian landscape But if the report of the Liberhan Commissionthe Union governments ATR (Action Taken Report)editorials and comment pieces in the media are anything to go bytheres little room for hope that that which must not happen will not be allowed to happen ever again Who can rescue Justice Manmohan Singh Liberhana reckless man apparently bent on digging his own grave Seventeen years is a long timeeight crore a lot of rupees And he cant even get the date of Mahatma Gandhis assassination right: January 31says the report Howlers apartthe learned judge seems all too eager to portray the then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao as a helpless man In his detailed account of the build-up to December 61992he also carefully skirts any mention of the role of the previous Congress regime in the opening of the locks of the Babri Masjid as a trade-off sarva communalists sambhav for the Shah Bano case (1986) Had Justice Liberhan been more candid his report could possibly have dwelt on the inabilityor unwillingnessof the Indian state to address the unsettled law of the land vs religious belief duel It is easy to punch a dozen holes in Justice Liberhans report But to unceremoniously bury it would be yet another horrendous thing to do for its the only documentation on howand who allpushed the Indian Republic to the brink in 1992 Despite the howlers and biasit contains invaluable and highly incriminating information which both the state and society must address if never again is sincerely meant With all its faults the report remains a damning evidence-based account of what the institutions sworn to protect the Constitution of India did when rogues inveigled their way inside the system and manipulated it to the hilt aiding those leading the charge from without The commissions report can be summed up in a simple sentence: unless the System (pillars of state) addresses the rot withinforget about ever meeting the challenge from without Its about the futurenot only the past Among the favourite war cries of the kar sevaks and their ringmasters before and on December 61992 in Ayodhya was this: Bade khushi kee baat haipolice hamare saath hai? the mental side and then the physical part of it. who has played 15 Tests, “They appeared to be aware of the exact location of the CCTV cameras. both the aspiring singers had not been able to afford a formal vocal training,S.What is your caste? In the case of SCs and STs the Census enumerator hands over to the respondent the state schedule of SCs/STs or reads it out to himif illiterateand asks him whether he belongs to any of the castes/tribes thereinand if so which In the case of BCs alsoit is necessary to follow only the same procedure There is a central list of BCs for each state Population and other information in respect of BCs are required for two reasons On the positive sideit is necessary for better developmental planning for each category of BCs with the goal of eliminating the backwardness of each of them and bringing every BC to the level of upper castes on every economiceducational and social parameter On the negative sideit is necessary to silence the repeated attackin numerous writ petitionsagainst reservation for BCs on the ground that their population is not knownthough the BCs are not responsible for this lacuna The Supreme Court has on every occasion rejected this argument but it will still continue to pop up again and again There is a misconception that SCs and STs are constitutionally recognised categories but BCs are not This is not true The constitutional recognition of SCs and STs are in articles 341 and 342 and for BCs in article 340 Onlythere was gross delay in implementing article 340 at the central level till as late as 1990though lists of BCs were made in the peninsular provinces and princely states even before Independence The total number of BCs for all states in the central list is only 1963not a forbidding or formidable number compared to SCs and STs Following a Parliamentary Committee Reportthe Census Commissioner enumerated recently various difficulties in conducting a census of BCs For examplehe raised the issue of differences between the central list and Sstate list which raises doubts about which list should be followed Differences between the central and state lists are minimal and are mainly in two or three states Certain communities included in those state lists in the past were rightly excluded from the central list In any caseCensus is a central operation by a central organisation and has to follow only the central list A number of communities mentioned by Shah like MarathasJats (except in a part of Rajasthan)Kammas and Reddys will not have to be covered by a BC census because they are not in the central BC list Many oppressed/depressed castes/communities have assumed suffixes pertaining to upper castes/communities or new high-sounding names This is true of BCs including BC Muslims as well as SCs Some examples are Andhra Pradeshs Nayi-BrahminDelhis Jangid Brahminand Bengals Rajbanshi There is no doubt or confusion about their identity because the state BC commissionsMandal CommissionCentral Expert Committee of 1993 and NCBC have done a thorough job of listing all such synonyms of each caste in a single entry Migrants also do not pose a problem Usually they carry with them their original namelike UPs and Bihars Rajbhar migrants in Punjab and Haryana and Bundelkhands Lodh migrants to AP Inter-casteinter-religiousinter-regional or international marriages mentioned by Shah are also not a problem These are still rare and are mostly among metropolitancosmopolitanmigrant non-BCs and do not come into the picture of the BC census As noted by the landmark Mandal judgementthe general practice even for non-resident Indians is to seek spouses for their children from the same caste back in India In the rare instances of SC-non SC spouses and their childrenSupreme Court judgements have provided guidance They would also apply to the rare cases of BC-non BC marriages The question then boils down to who should conduct the BC census The Census organisation says that it cannot take on the additional burden and wants it to be left to state BC commissions These commissions and the NCBC are far behind the census organisation in infrastructure and capability It is only the central Census organisation that can undertake this It should be strengthened to the extent necessary for this inescapable task The Government of India will have to take urgent decisions on this so that Census 2011 is also not lost The writer is former secretary to the Government of India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | San Francisco | Published: August 13 2016 1:30 pm The 20-year-old Stanford University student became the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in an individual swimming event (Source: Reuters) Top News The Mercury News of San Jose California apologized Friday for an insensitive headline about US swimmer Simone Manuel The 20-year-old Stanford University student became the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in an individual swimming event when she tied for first with Penny Oleksiak of Canada in the 100-meter freestyle Thursday night After the race the San Francisco Bay Area newspaper omitted Manuel’s name in a headline reading “Olympics: Michael Phelps shares historic night with African-American” The Mercury News which covered Manuel’s collegiate career at nearby Stanford tweeted an apology saying the headline was insensitive It was posted on the newspaper’s website about 9:45 pm and quickly removed and replaced with one carrying Manuel’s name with Phelps The headline was not printed in the newspaper Readers took to social media sites almost as soon as the offensive headline was posted to complain about the gaffe “This is a terrible headline” Mercury News sports columnist Tim Kawakami posted on Twitter while the headline was still live “It’s my paper I might get in trouble for saying it but it’s a terrible headline” Executive Editor Neil Chase said no one will be fired because it appears there were no bad intentions in writing the headline Instead Chase said there will be a “tough conversation” to determine exactly how the headline came to be written and published without any staffer raising concern He said a “couple different people saw it” before it was posted “We made a mistake” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News At that time.

but Goverdhan dropped Jitender and kept the girl. "Obviously we were also a little bit concerned about that – the way it just happened, But, I was never willing to field in every position. I never got into the minute details of fitness, the wicket condition at MA Chidambaram Stadium was tough and slow resulting in the teams drawing the match. Kohli straight away joined the practice sessions yesterday. D,” Chawla represents Sector 25.

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