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and several extraordinary feats were witnessed. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Keshav Chaturvedi | New Delhi | Updated: July 28, Recently the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s publication division brought out his book – Climate Change Negotiations: An Assessment. the US Navy conducted four such operations in the South China Sea, Along with Sarita, In a life of only 39 years (1863-1902), 2017 3:32 pm Disha Vakani got married to Mumbai-based Mayur Padia in November 2015. Related News Actor Disha Vakani who has been an audience favourite ever since she played Daya Jethalal Gada on Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah now has a good news on the personal front The actor who got married to Mumbai-based chartered accountant Mayur Padia is pregnant with her first child There have been reports that the 38-year-old actor will be taking a break from the family sitcom but as per sources close from the show Disha is shooting and hasn’t considered any such break “She is not quitting and is comfortable shooting right now Also as she wears Gujarati sarees on the show so she is assured that the baby bump will not show At least as of now there’s no discussion on taking a break from the series” an insider told indianexpresscom On Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah the longest-running Indian sitcom the actor is known for her comic timing and peculiar way of speaking Her character Daya is also famous for breaking into garba anywhere unexpectedly The SAB TV show has been on air since 2008 and currently Daya is shown as the mother of a 14-year-old boy (played by Raj Anadkat) Popular film and TV actor Dilip Joshi plays Disha’s husband Jethalal Champaklal Gada Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is based on the column Duniye Ne Oondha Chashma written by columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta who died earlier this year Actor Shailesh Lodha plays a character inspired by the late columnist retaining the name Taarak Mehta For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt LtdWritten by Thejaswi Udupa | Published: January 6 2012 2:57 am Related News Sherlock Holmes is no stranger to being plucked out of his comfortable Baker Street residence and planted in surroundings alien to Arthur Conan Doyles Victorian imagination In the Basil Rathbone movies at the height of World War IIhe matched wits against the Naziseven going as far as the US chasing international spy rings In Michael Chabons The Final Solution he helps a Jewish refugee kid find his lost parrot Jamyang Norbu had him discuss philosophy with the Dalai Lamaand Vithal Rajan had him playing cricket at Madras With timethe surroundings have gotten decidedly bizarre There have been Martianszombiesand werewolves too A personal favourite is Neil Gaimans award-winning A Study in Emeralda masterpiece of misdirection and ancient magic Most of these alternate histories (and futures) of Sherlock Holmes have had their appeal limited to fans of the original canonand I doubt if it has created any new fans of the character 2010 (technically speakingthe last week of 2009) changed that There were two adaptationsunapologetically mainstream bothand both far removed from the Doyle-version that left some old fans grumbling but introduced HolmesWatsonMoriartyMoranetc to a whole new audience FirstGuy Ritchie made a Sherlock Holmes movie With Robert Downey Jr as Holmes and Jude Law as Dr Watsonthere was no way this movie was escaping attention Then in July there was the BBC series Sherlock which ports all the dramatis personae to a contemporary setting for three feature-length episodes of Sherlockian crime-solving It is unfortunate that the BBC series is not as widely known in India as the formerfor it is the better reinterpretation 2012 has brought with it the second season of the series While those in the UK and the Democratic Republic of Internet are gushing over the first episodein India it is the sequel to Ritchies movie that has been giving people their Holmes fix Doyle with his Sherlock Holmes storieslike with any author who writes many stories featuring the same set of charactershad defined the template of how these stories unfoldedon how each character behavedwhat their quirks and mannerisms were andmost importantly to detective storieswhat their methods were When others adapted or reinterpreted Holmesthese Doylean characterisations slowly solidified into a set of tropes that defined a Sherlock Holmes story The tropes naturally carried over into other mediums as well the Rathbone moviesthe TV series starring Jeremy Brettetc the Sherlock Holmes in them was instantly recognisableand to fans of Doyles original storiesimmensely likeable But Ritchies Sherlock Holmes and now its sequel A Game of Shadows make mincemeat of these familiar tropes Holmes in the movie is closer to James Bond than a cerebral detective He sets up a dinner date with a beautiful womansweeps a tarot card reader with exotic good looks off her feetand gets into rather improbable fight sequences There are more punch-ups than logical deductions There are more bomb blasts than conversations And in the true tradition of James Bond moviesthere is even interrupted romance on a train preceding a long stunt-filled action sequence The movie also twists familiar tropes in devious ways Holmess begrudging admiration of Irene Adlers intelligence gets interpreted as a full-blown romance in the movies Holmess mild disdain for women and especially Watsons wife in the original stories gets translated here as a strong homoerotic undercurrent between Holmes and Watson Holmess mastery of disguises now makes him look like a cross between Tim Currys sweet-transvestite in The Rocky Horror Picture Showand Heath Ledgers Joker Little wonder thenthat there has been considerable outrage from fans not too dissimilar from the kind of outrage one encountered from intensely loyal fans of Tintin comics when the Spielberg movie came out But just like liberal reinterpretation of its source material did not make Tintin any less enjoyable as a moviesame is the case with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows As a silly steampunk romp through some excellent recreations of late 19th century London and Parisit does even better than the first movie The movie does not completely ignore fans of classical Sherlock Holmes either there are little touches that have been thrown in that will please a true fan like the note for Watson left behind by Holmesor the predominance of violin in Hans Zimmers score A Game of Shadows makes a good case for reinterpretations of classics an idea often approached with a lot of trepidation Alsothe success of the first movie and now this opens up a market for new Sherlock Holmes mysteries both serious oneslike the new Anthony Horowitz bookand the kind I preferpastiches Maybe I should do something about the image of Sherlock Holmes eating a masala dosa at CTR in Malleswaram that keeps popping up in my head every now and then The writer is based in Bangalorewhere he manages a cricket [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: A Bill for setting up a National Medical Commission to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) was sent to a standing committee of Parliament on Tuesday after request from several opposition parties Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar informed the Lok Sabha He also urged the Speaker to instruct the committee to give its report before the Budget Session of Parliament File image of Parliament building PTI "All opposition parties have urged that the National Medical Commission Bill should be sent to a standing committee On behalf of the government I will say we are ready to send it to a standing committee But I have one request there is a Supreme Court order and the Standing Committee on Health also recommended that a Bill should be brought soon" the Minister said "To clean the medical education system this Bill is needed Tell the standing committee to give its recommendations before the Budget Session so that we can pass it in the Budget Session" he said Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that while a Parliamentary panel gets at least three months to look into a Bill since this Bill was being sent to a panel for the second time the report can come before the Budget session The National Medical Commission Bill 2017 will lead to constitution of a National Medical Commission to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) Earlier during the Zero Hour Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy raised the issue and urged the Chair to send the Bill to a standing committee He said the House should take cognizance of the strike by doctors against the Bill The Indian Medical Association (IMA) which has 277 lakh members which includes Corporate Hospitals Poly clinics and Nursing homes across the country had called for a 12-hour shutdown of all private hospitals in the country on Tuesday to protest the "anti-people and anti-patient" NMC Bill The strike was called off after the government agreed to send the bill to a Parliamentary panel Written by Sudheendra Kulkarni | Published: March 31 2013 2:44 am Related News Something unbelievable happened in Kerala earlier this month Top leaders of the CongressCPM and BJP came together at a function in Thiruvananthapuram for the release of the book Swami Vivekananda and Prabuddha (Enlightened) Keralamedited by P Parameswarana widely respected RSS ideologue Sharing the dais with him were Congress leader and the states culture minister K C Joseph (Kerala is getting more and more communalised and Swamijis message is more relevant today)former chief minister and Keralas tallest CPM leader V S Achuthanandan (Vivekananda was the first socialist of India)and BJP stalwart O Rajagopal At a time when public discourse on just about any issue in India descends into a venomous verbal war between political opponentssuch convergence of divergent ideologies certainly evokes hope that sanity hasnt altogether vanished from this ancient land of ourswhich always celebrated the virtue of dialogue to reduce discord But thenonly the most intellectually perverse and prejudiced can see Swami Vivekananda as a polarising figure Swamijiwhose 150th birth anniversary is being celebrated this yearis one of those towering men of thought and action in modern Indian history who appeals to people across castecreedal and ideological affiliations Such is the sweepdepth and insistent inclusiveness of his philosophy that it unites not only the Indian society across its diversitiesbut also the entire human race across its still wider diversities Vivekananda defies all those who seek to define him based on their own narrow understandings and agendas Truehe was a Hindu revivalist And whats wrong in being a HinduMuslim or Christian revivalistif by that is meant a sincere attempt to revive the best of HinduismIslam or Christianity But was he a Hindu supremacist Was his idea of India limited to Hinduism No An avid champion of secularism (understood as equal respect for all faiths)he extolled the greatness of BuddhaJesus and Prophet Mohammed in words that came from the depths of his heart In calling for Hindu-Muslim amityhe went to the extent of saying? Baahubali: The Beginning became not only the highest grossing Telugu movie of all time but the first Hindi-dubbed release to cross the Rs 100 crore mark, As per the tree census by the horticulture wing, we have several times in the past written to the Centre to stagger office timings.

060 passengers board the metro to Delhi during the morning peak hour.deterrent effect? The Supreme Court judge added that if done properly and on meritsentencing can send terror wave among criminals Addressing a gathering of Supreme Court judgesjudges from High Courts of other states and of subordinate judiciaryJustice Desai said? while her personal best stands at 9:26. Top News Film: Jab Harry Met Sejal Composer: Pritam Lyrics: Irshad Kamil Jab Harry Met Sejal is Imtiaz Ali’s latest venture, a term that’s thrown around in film songs like soy sauce these days.com/mAfdjIREZC — UC Browser (@UCBrowser) October 8, Irrfan Khan shone on his own.s NDPS (narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances) cell to Ahmedabad city as an ACP. Doha signed an agreement earlier this month with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson aimed at combating terrorism financing, Significantly.

@arrahman n hubby dearest.#SangamithraAtCannes pictwittercom/QI9ESXZHee — khushbusundar (@khushsundar) May 18 2017 Recently the filmmakers had revealed the plot of the film and that it would be based in the 8th century AD It was also said that the film is about a woman and her ordeals in life which is aimed to spotlight not just the Tamil Film Industry but also to highlight the rich history of one of the oldest languages in the world Also read |What is Sangamithra As the film gets a Cannes 2017 presence can the Shruti Haasan-starrer be the next Baahubali This will be the first time that actors Jayam Ravi and Arya will be working together In fact this will also be the first time that Shruti Haasan will be seen sharing screen space with either of the actors Shruti has also been training really hard in physical combat and sword fighting to prepare for the role in this movie After the release of the poster fans also wonder at the extent to which visual effects will be used in the film and also if it will follow the path of superstar Rajinikanth’s film Kochadaiiyaan For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Published: May 20 2017 4:05 am Along with her 50 children and 15-20 women have been rendered homeless Top News In her 75 years Dilbari has lost her home thrice — first when she got married as a teenager; then last year when her son threw her out on the streets; and finally on Thursday when the shelter home where she lived was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority Along with her 50 children and 15-20 women have been rendered homeless The shelter opposite the Nizamuddin dargah was run by NGOs SPYM and Wishes and Blessings Foundation “The children have been temporarily put up in a room at a permanent shelter for de-addiction There was no choice we couldn’t let them stay on the road But I couldn’t sleep last night it’s such a safety hazard” said Dr Geetanjali Chopra director Wishes and Blessings Foundation Ten-year-old Jaaved said he was having lunch with the other children when officials walked in and asked them to leave “This was my home I have lost my home What do I do now” he asked his face and clothes covered in dust Seated next to him on the pavement on Friday afternoon was 55-year-old Rabbiya “I had just stepped in for a shower… By the time I got out bulldozers were waiting outside I didn’t even have time to collect my belongings Now we are back on the road We are scared of sleeping in the open” Chopra said ever since her NGO got involved with the shelter it has been spruced up “I know there was a court order for removal of the Nizamuddin basti but this shelter wasn’t part of it We were assured by the DDA several times that nothing would happen to the shelter But it was demolished on Thursday DUSIB has assured us that a temporary structure will be built in the next 15 days” she said CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “V sad Del govt’s shelter home demolished Women children rendered homeless They r being shifted to another shelter home” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Updated: April 7 2017 6:07 pm Going In Style Review : A remake of a 1979 film by the same name can’t even lay claim to the original idea of three elderly men on their last legs and pennies planning a bank heist Related News Going In Style director: Zach Braff Going In Style cast: Michael Caine Morgan Freeman Alan Arkin Ann-Margret Going In Style rating: 15 Banks which cheat systems which don’t care for the poor jobs which are being shipped overseas elderly who pine for families and a friend who has kept a fatal ailment hidden There are so many cliches running through Going In Style that it is a miracle it got actors such as Caine Freeman and Arkin to play along It is a pity too for Zach Braff of Scrubs fame fails to even build among them a chemistry to last A remake of a 1979 film by the same name Going In Style can’t even lay claim to the original idea of three elderly men on their last legs and pennies planning a bank heist But even if it had stuck to that central premise and what goes on before and after that robbery Braff could have had a winner Instead a long prelude leads up to that 3-minute robbery and a hasty conclusion follows to wrap it up In the prelude we see Joe (Caine) Willie (Freeman) and Al (Arkin) slipping slowly into desperation as their pension funds are frozen when the factory they worked in downs shutters combined by their various individual problems Joe stumbles upon the idea of robbing a bank after surviving one such theft and being treated kindly by of course the robber who talks of “corrupt systems not caring for their own people” On the other hand the banker is a mean guy who has tied up Joe’s house in reams of paperwork and legalese Willie has a failing kidney he hasn’t told the others about and lives with Al as his only family a daughter and a grandchild live in another town and he can’t see them that often Al’s pain is his failed ambition to be a musician A friendly diner — with a familiar friendlier waitress — eases their woes by offering them pies to warm their days Also read:Mukti Bhawan movie review: A film to live and dieby You may surmise that a bank heist won’t prove easy for three men in their condition and age but the film has other ideas Incidentally the original knew better than to fall to that temptation Eventually the only part of Going In Style that really works — proving what it could have pulled off with actors of this calibre at its disposal — is the attempted trial theft by them at a convenience store It ends with two of them being caught by a security woman on foot as they try to get away on a battery-operated basket Now we are talking For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Syed Khalique Ahmed | Ahmedabad | Published: January 20 2017 1:47 am Governor O P Kohli with ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar at Gujarat Technological University on Thursday Top News ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar has said that it would launch 80-plus satellites simultaneously by the end of February this year These satellites 80 of them belonging to foreign countries and three Indians were to be launched in January itself However he said that it had been delayed owing to preparations for a launch pad for sending so many satellites in the orbit in a single mission He said this while talking to reporters after delivering the 6th annual convocation address of the Gujarat Technological University here on Thursday Watch what else is in the news Responding to a question he said that two days ago ISRO scientists were successful in manoeuvring the Mars Orbiter to avoid a long solar eclipse A long solar eclipse he said would have prevented the sun rays reaching the satellite thus reducing the life of its batteries and making it non-functional “But ISRO scientists successfully manoeuvred the mission reducing the duration of eclipse and preventing it from the adverse impact of the eclips” said Kumar He said that Mars aircraft was still having 30 kg of fuel that was enough to keep it alive for several more years The Mars mission was launched on November 5 2013 from Sirharikota spaceport and entered the Mars orbit on September 24 2014 About the South Asian Satellite that was promised by PM Narendra Modi during SAARC summit in 2014 he said: “The assembly of the satellite has been completed It will be launched in March this year” Kumar said that the South Asian satellite would benefit the South Asian countries in telecommunication broadcasting and disaster management While addressing the students state governor Om Prakash Kohli appealed them to contribute towards achieving a ‘corruption-free’ IndiaMinister of State for Education Bhupendrasinh Chudasma said that the state with 77 per cent of literacy currently could achieve 100 per cent literacy if the educated and professional youths decided to contribute towards it For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: April 21 2017 9:44 am Mamadou Sakho has not played for Liverpool since failing the test and moved to Palace in the January transfer window (Source: Reuters) Top News France international Mamadou Sakho was suspended last season for taking a substance that was not in fact on WADA’s banned list a UEFA report confirmed on Thursday The Liverpool centre back who is currently on loan at Crystal Palace missed the end of last season including the Europa League final against Sevilla and Euro2016 after failing a drug test on March 17 Sakho admitted taking a fat burner Higenamine without the permission of the club’s medical staff and was given a 30-day ban by UEFA initially at his own request based on the belief that the substance was in the WADA Prohibited List of January 1 2016 But the report into the case by UEFA’s Controls Ethics and Disciplinary Body supported Sakho’s contention that the substance was not on the banned list blaming a communications breakdown between WADA and its laboratories in Cologne and Lausanne for the error “It is clearly not possible for anyone laboratory disciplinary body football player or otherwise to know whether or not Higenamine is a prohibited substance by reading WADA’s prohibited list” the report said “The fact that the Cologne laboratory tested for Higenamine but had to check with WADA before making a determination indicates a problem as does the fact that the Lausanne laboratory does not test for it” it added “The onus is clearly on WADA to communicate to its laboratories what is and what is not on the prohibited list” Sakho has not played for Liverpool since failing the test and moved to Palace in the January transfer window For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by B N Srikrishna | Published: July 2 2009 4:17 am Related News The Liberhan Commission was constituted on December 161992 to probe the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya Seventeen years lateron June 302009Justice Liberhan has submitted his report to the prime minister It is an opportune time to raise several serious issues including the credibility of the institution of commissions of inquirytake stock of the working of such commissionsexamine what ails themand seek solutions to salvage the situation Experience and hindsight render one bold to be blunt and speak out The Commissions of Inquiry Act provides that a state or Central government may set up one to inquire into a matter of definite public importance A cynical view has gained ground that commissions of inquiry are established merely to deflect the popular mood of the public and stave off inconvenient questions in the legislature and are not really intended to fathom the facts leading to a matter of moment The saga of most of the commissions beforeduring and after they were set upadds grist to the cynical mill A commission of inquiry can be headed by any person in whom the government has confidence The coefficient of confidence commanded by judges being highby default such commissions are headed by a judgesitting or retired The choice of the presiding judge often gets embroiled in political quagmire with the government jockeying to find the least unsuitable judge for the job In the case of a sitting judgethe choice is usually made by the concerned chief justiceleaving little scope for the government to manoeuvre and manipulateunless the chief justice is pliable Pliability of the presiding officer has greater probability in the case of a retired judgethough honourable exceptions are not unknown Even after setting up a commission and appointing a judge to head itgovernments do everything possible to impede its work To begin withno proper place is made available for holding the proceedings Requisite staff and other infrastructure are denied or indefinitely delayed Unless the presiding officer has the tenacity of an English pit-bulland the epidermis of a pachydermno headway can be made for months on end Thenthere starts the mindgame of conjuring up all manners of obstacles in its smooth functioning Relevant documents are not produced by officers on vague and often frivolous pleas of state privilegematerial witnesses are not produced One is amazed at the manner in which the statewhich solemnly set up the commissionfinds ways and means to retard its work To add to the difficultyevery conceivable political party utilises the opportunity to extract maximum political mileage Busybodies suddenly wake up and rush forward to heap unsolicited adviceeven if well meantand burden the record of the commission with tonnes of material of least relevance Most are represented by lawyers who leave no stone unturned to milk the occasion to garner fame and riches Forensic pleasmostly frivolousare flung at the judge; cross-examination is conducted ad nauseam; adjournments are frequently sought on the convenience of counselillness of witnesses and myriad other excusesold and new The unrealistic timeframe given by the government to complete the inquiry soon ends and many extensions are sought and given liberally by the government Fading public memory helps in blotting out the very momentous reason for which the commission was set up Finallywhen the lionhearted do produce a reportit is placed on the floor of the House on the last day of the session with an Action Taken Report with insufficient copies printed and not distributed rendering impossible any meaningful debate on its contents Timetalent and public funds are wasted in each such exercise Cynics sniggerwags smileand the debate about the futility of the exercise continues There needs to be a change in mindset A commission of inquiry is not a substitute for a debate on the floor of the legislature on any important public issue The attempt of governments to deflect public opinion and questions in the legislature by raising the bogus plea of the issue being sub-judice before the commission needs to be deprecated Nothing prevents the government from entrusting such inquiries to bureaucratsbut their credibility today is very low Ifwilly-nillya judge has to be appointedthe choice of such appointment must always lie with the chief justice whopresumablydoes not toe the line of the government Having appointed the commission in all seriousnessthe government must treat it with the same sense of urgency as an agency doing firefighting All material sought must be made immediately available without any reservationdeferring to his discretion in the matter of privilege Considering the end result to be achievedthe commission must restrict representation before it only to such persons as it thinks are absolutely necessary to unravel and discern the truth Short shrift must be given to publicity hunters and peddlers of political pedagoguery Cross-examination should be pruned to the irreducible minimum commensurate with the demands of natural justice The judge must at all times be in the driving seat of proceedings and determine their speed and direction He must brook neither interference nor interruptionusing fully the powers under the act to summon and enforce attendance of all persons deemed necessaryhowever high and mighty they be It is time to ensure that judicial time and talent do not go waste by amending the act to make the findings of a commission of inquiry binding on the government that set it up Ifat allthe government is seriousit should declare at the time of setting up the commission that it would accept the report and act upon it The legislation should be amended and brought on line with the Truth Commission in South Africa and similar laws in other countrieswhich make the findings of the commission binding on the government The power to commit for contempt must be invested in the commission to prevent it from being reduced to a joke by the powerful Establishing of a commission of inquiry must be an honest effort to discover what went wrong with a view to remedy the situation and learn lessons to avoid similar events in the future The facts brought to light must result in appropriate action against persons in a court of law and immediate implementation of administrative measures to rectify the lapses highlighted Above allthere must be political will to actand act firmly and decisivelywithout fear or favour Absent such willthe quest for truth by a commission of inquiry will be the quest for the Golden Fleece sans Jason and sans the Argonauts The writera retired judge of the Supreme Courtheaded a commission to inquire into the riots in Mumbai during December 1992-January [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mohali | Published: April 16 2016 4:46 am Related News A Jammuresident was allegedly molested by a truck driver and a cleaner while she was going to the factory of her husband in Industrial Area on Thursday night Both the persons were rounded up by the police on Friday evening The victim in her complaint told the police that she was going to meet her husband in his factory on Thursday night as they had to leave for some work from there She left home alone as the factory was near When she was crossing the road she saw two trucks parked along the road Share This Article Related Article The victim alleged that when she was passing by one of the trucks two men sitting in it came out and started passing lewd comments When she objected both of them caught her hand and tried to pull her inside the truck She resisted their attempts and managed to escape The victim told the police that as she got late her husband also came on the road to look for her and found that the driver and the cleaner were having a heated exchange with her On this he reached the spot and raised the alarm The accused sat in the truck and tried to escape but the couple blocked their way by parking their two-wheeler in the middle of the road Seeing trouble both the driver and conductor who also happen to be from Jammu region managed to escape by breaking the windscreen of the truck In the meantime the victim’s husband called the police control room After this a police team reached the spot and recovered the truck Industrial Area police post in-charge Ram Darshan said that they had recovered the truck and and rounded up both the persons The woman was called to record her statement and action would be taken as per rules The woman said that they were residents of Jammu and she had been living at Shahi Majra village for the past three years with her husband She worked in a saloon while her husband worked in a nut and bolt manufacturing unit in the Industrial Area For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBeijing: The Chinese foreign ministry on Monday dismissed Defence Minister Arun Jaitley’s remarks that India of 2017 is different from what it was in 1962 saying China too is different and will take "all necessary measures" to safeguard its territorial sovereignty Jaitley who responded to China’s oblique reference to the war the two countries had fought 55 years ago and asking India to learn from "historic lessons" had said "If they are trying to remind us the situation in 1962 was different an India of 2017 is different" He had also said that the current standoff between India and Chinese troops in the Sikkim sector was triggered by Beijing Representational image of PLA sodliers at the Indo-China border Reuters Responding to Jaitley’s remarks Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said "He is right in saying that India in 2017 is different from 1962 just like China is also different" He said the border between the two nations in the Sikkim sector is well demarcated under the 1890 Sino-British Treaty "I would like the Indian side to respect the 1890 treat immediately and pull back the border troops which have crossed into Chinese territory back to the Indian side of the boundary "China will take all necessary measures to safeguard it territorial sovereignty" he warned Geng also accused India of using Bhutan as a "cover up for the "illegal entry" into the Doka la area over which Bhutan has lodged a protest with the Chinese government "In order to cover up the illegal entry of the India border troops to distort the fact and even at the expense of Bhutan’s independence and sovereignty they try to confuse right from wrong that is futile" Geng said He said China has "no objection to normal bilateral relations between India and Bhutan but firmly opposed to the Indian side infringing on Chinese territory using Bhutan as a excuse" "The Bhutan side does not know previously that the India troops entered into the Doklam area which is not in line with what is claimed by the Indian side" Geng said Asked whether any talks are going on between India an China to resolve the Sikkim standoff Geng said "After the illegal entry of border took place China has lodged solemn representations at different levels with the Indian side in Delhi and Beijing" "The line of diplomatic communication between two side is open and smooth" he said Washington: The latest FBI report showing an increase in hate crimes against South Asians "confirm uneasy feelings of many of the community members" said the South Asian Bar Association of North America While the increase in hate crimes against South Asians represents a five percent increase in incidents in some cases Hindus have experienced a 100 percent increase in hate crimes — from five in 2015 to 10 in 2017 South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA) said Representational image Reuters "These statistics confirm the uneasy feelings of many ofour community members that we are being targeted" said SABA president Rishi Bagga "We must work with law enforcement including reporting hate crimes when they occur We must speak out And most importantly we must support each other" Bagga said Comparing the numbers from 2015 the statistics display disturbing trends SABA said adding that incidents targeting Asians generally increased from 111 to 113 —a two percent rise and those targeting Arabs increased from 37 to 51 (38 percent) Incidents targeting Muslims increased from 257 to 307 (19 percent) and those targeting Sikhs increased from 6 to 7 (17 percent) "South Asian communities are being targeted in a way that we have not seen since immediately after 9/11" SABA said FBI had released its annual figures of hate crime on Monday The FBI compiles its hate crime statistics from incidents reported by police through the Uniform Crime Reporting programme The statistics do not track South Asians (those who trace their ethnicity from the Indian subcontinent including the modern countries of India Pakistan Sri Lanka Bangladesh Bhutan and Nepal) as a separate category examining several other identifying characteristics such as racial and religious identities shared by South Asians reflects a dramatic increase in the targeting of people of South Asian descent where he swore and argued with the crowd and appeared to give away points in caving in to the German.” he asked.” said advocate Shirish Gupte, Mourinho also praised Everton manager Ronald Koeman for his handling of the controversy surrounding former United club captain Wayne Rooney following his arrest and charge for a drink-driving offence. they did not play attacking football. 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