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" NGO Monitor has also published a monograph titled Amnesty International: Failed Methodology, IBSA Forum, including of the Security Council, from kids to older folks, A witness said one of the persons shouted “Jai Shri Ram” before beating the driver. also denied that they were procured by the accused. which was controlled by Hayatou for nearly three decades. a source in the PCB said that the Board was in negotiations to have West Indies tour Pakistan next year for a short series of three T20 internationals." said Bangladesh’s ‘Captain Cool’.officials say.

but they feigned ignorance. Directed by debutant Shujat Saudagar, “This was my last game and I have many fantastic memories of the national team.” National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) Secretary Rajiv Bhatia told PTI. three sisters and a brother. It could well?By: Express News Service | Published: April 13 According to IMD officials, "It is better for the Prime Minister to come clean over this rather than indulge in doublespeak, And he would generally ensure something concrete came out of his runs.

said he has no information about it,” he said.too. and the player loves it here and is integrated in the qualities we want him to have, Top News AFTER THE compensation for farmers who are likely to be impacted by the Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Express Highway project was increased by at least 50 per cent, his third win this year and the 45th of his career, We are hopeful and positive to play really good cricket tomorrow. researcher and? which is 89 days’ worth of supply from the Cauvery river.Rainwater harvesting alone can make a substantial difference Besides this we also have to be innovative with our thinking There is a need to come up with ways to protect our lakes and maximise recharge of groundwater table through natural means There are lakes like the Bellandur lake that are practically dead due to pollution There is no other option but to clean it up treat the water We should reimagine these lakes as wetlands instead of a waterbodies That is the best way forward Moreover Bengaluru needs to prepare for more rain than average and of higher intensity The city at any given time should be prepared to absorb and control180 millimetres of rainfall in one day even though it gets only about 60 millimetres of rain in one day These would be long term changes which need policy intervention and the political will Would you suggest any immediate measures to arrest the damage If we are concerned with immediate results then the damage has already been arrested because it’s not raining anymore and the water has receded However to avoid a situation like the one we saw this week we would have to uproot encroachments and reclaim the city’s lakes and drains There is no way around it We must also immediately clean up the existing water channels and desilt our water tanks and reservoirs Apart from the policy changes you mentioned what kind of citizen initiatives would you suggest to make the change happen Citizens should involve themselves and map all these areas that were flooded this time They should get involved with the corporators in each ward and draft out a strategy to deal with the situation when it comes around the next time People should also be made aware of the role they can play in mitigating the effects of flood Thereafter rainwater harvesting and solid waste management too need citizen intervention and cooperation All this change must come from the people New Delhi: More than 93 crore Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) have been linked with Aadhaar a senior Income Tax Department official said Of the total PAN-Aadhaar seeding which is nearly 30 percent of the total about 30 crore PAN holders about three crore linkages were done in June and July "By 5 August which was the last date for filing Income Tax Returns (ITRs) over 93 PAN-Aadhaar linkages have been registered by the I-T department" he said According to the officer the tally is expected to grow as the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) the policy-making body of the department has already extended the last date for linking the two unique numbers till 31 August Representational image CNN-News18 The government had madethe PAN-Aadhaar linking mandatory for filing ITR and obtaining a new Permanent Account Number (PAN) from 1 July The CBDT has said that for the purpose of e-filing of returns (by 5 August) it would be sufficient to quote Aadhaar or acknowledgement number of having applied for Aadhaar on the e-filing website of the department "The actual linking of PAN with Aadhaar can be done subsequently but any time before 31 August 2017" the CBDT had said It had also cautioned taxpayers that ITRs would not be processed "until the linkage of Aadhaar with PAN is done" Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had recently informedthe Lok Sabha that the government has not fixed any time frame to complete the linking of Aadhaar with PAN E-filing of ITR is mandatory for all individuals except those earning less than Rs 5 lakh per annum and those who are above 80 years of age The Supreme Court had in June upheld the validity of an Income Tax Act provision making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN cards and ITR filing but had put a partial stay on its implementation till a Constitution bench addressed the issue of the right to privacy The CBDT had on 10 June said that the apex court’s order had only given a "partial relief" to those who did not have an Aadhaar or an Aadhaar enrolment ID and the taxman hence "will not cancel" the PAN of such individuals While Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to a resident of India PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number alloted by the I-T department to a person firm or entity There are about 30 crore PAN numbers allotted while Aadhaar has been allotted to about 115 crore people There is a lot of frothy speculation in the Indian public about whether Washington took our side or the side of Pakistan after Uri and the media on both sides is bending over backwards to dredge for virtue and support Is it really that important for so many of us to seek US support or lack of it in this Big brother thank you kindly fashion Hasn’t it become passe by now Sure world opinion counts but we hold too much store by Washington’s utterances Old habits die hardNot cozy anymore Image courtesy PIB The US foreign policy has always been a bit of a dog’s breakfast and largely motivated by self-interest (which is okay) rather than the fairness of things for other parties These guys went into Abbottabad and found Osama bin Laden Secretary of State John Kerry might nod wisely and look grim but honestly does the Obama administration truly need evidence that the assault in Pathankot and Uri on India by terrorists does not have benediction from Pakistan That India didn’t wake up to harsh reality after the Pathankot assault is a flaw That it continued its slumber or state of indifference after Prime Minister Modi opened up the Baloch-Gilgit front and pushed Pakistan into a never before corner shows great shortsightedness Retaliation by proxy was a no brainer We ambled along enjoying the Modi gambit and not shoring up our forces Instead we were scrapping about the 7th Pay Commission and the Chiefs of all three forces were pre-occupied with letters of intent to the Prime Minister and the Defence Minister Nor were we bringing to the front burner the shortage in War Wastage Materials and our lack of battle readiness knowing we had upped the ante But back to the point America’s role is not central There is no great comfort to be found in whether it supports India and lacerates Pakistan or vice versa The truth is Pakistan is integral to American foreign policy and the US even when it makes the right sounds will never let it disintegrate or be a total loser Strategically historically geographically it wants to exercise influence there Consequently what India should be finding essential comfort in is the American track record currently and how her presence or absence makes little difference to the final outcome between India and her neighbour Look what is happening in Syria This serves not only as a sterling example of ineptitude by the top two nations on the planet but also warns us not to allow them a tangible role in our fight Syria would be seen as an ongoing comedy of errors if it wasn’t so tragic UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the destruction of a Red Crescent aid convoy into Aleppo two days ago a savage and deliberate attack He should Any which way it is so bloody ironic Protected under the umbrella of the UN of which both Russia and the US are Security Council members with veto powers makes a mockery of the whole international edifice and the search for world peace Last week the Americans attacked Syrian troops Then said sorry my bad This week Russian planes targeted the UN aid caravan So the Americans say The Russians say their planes did not attack the 31 vehicles strong convoy and it was a ground attack by rebels Moscow claims the damage in inconsistent with the air strikes Washington says there were two Russian fighters in that area at that time Russia says so what they did not fire The Syrian air force doesn’t have that capability Amid all this wrangling the fact is the aid blew up 20 people died and the UN has stopped further transportation These two adversaries at loggerheads over keeping Assad on as President or dumping him have managed to place the peace initiative started with a slim ceasefire last week on the edge of the cliff…and then kick it over Think of it The two most powerful entities entrusted in keeping the shot dove of peace from keeling over are actually de-feathering it Do you really think they are capable (or even interested) in resolving the Kashmir issue or spearheading the fight against terror per se unless it directly concerns them If these were rebels who had attacked the aid carrying vehicles and ransacked them one could have demanded higher security But when politics is a barrier and even the UN is placed at risk by its own members and hi-tech communications cannot identify and offer cover to 31 vehicles in a convoy marked with Red Crescent logos do we need them to solve our problems…they are often the problem Rio de Janeiro: The Rio Olympics in August will give Brazil’s battered economy only a limited shot in the arm Moody’s ratings agency said Monday as bad news mounted for the city’s Olympic transportation network "Rio de Janeiro’s upcoming summer Olympic games will give the city some lasting infrastructure improvements as well as a temporary boost in tax revenues but once the events are over the country will wake up once again to its deepening recession" Moody’s Investors Service said in a report Spending $71 billion on infrastructure around Rio will equal all spending for 12 cities during Brazil’s hosting of the 2014 World Cup the report added A house in Rio de Janeiro near the construction site of the Olympic Park AFP With Brazil set to remain in deep recession throughout this year however the Games will not change the underlying weaknesses Moody’s said One of the biggest injections into the economy — construction spending — is already almost over the report noted Sectors set to get a big lift from the 350000 tourists and 10000 athletes the government expects in August include broadcasters such as Globo which will broadcast all events and card payment processors like Brazil’s Cielo Car rental companies will be another big winner especially the official Games company Localiza Rent a Car Moody’s said On a longer-lasting scale Rio should benefit from major transport projects the ratings company said including a fourth metro line linking the Olympic Park area in Barra to the wealthy south of Rio and a tram line in the center However the future of a much-heralded express bus system meant to link the rest of the city to the Deodoro Olympic hub in the north is shakier Moody’s said "The commercial prospects of this project are less certain" the report said "While we expect the motorway will be used heavily during the games it is unclear whether high traffic volumes over this less economically developed area can be sustained during the medium to long term" The metro a key piece in the transport puzzle for Rio had been meant to open a month before the Olympics opening ceremony on August 5 but over the weekend the Rio state transportation secretary said it would now only open four days before and with limited service It will be open only to athletes spectators and others involved in the Games The public will be allowed to use the system only after the Paralympics ends in mid-September There are also teething problems for the express bus system which will only have three of the planned 21 stops functioning in time for the Games and will now stop short of Deodoro In the wake of Donald Trump withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement another important statement by an important world leader went unnoticed by many people Russian president Vladimir Putin on Thursday acknowledged that some “patriotic individuals” may have engaged in hacking This hacking purportedly refers to the emails of the Democratic Party in the US that intelligence agencies have blamed on Russia The hacks helped Trump’s election victory but also eventually led to investigations by the US Congress and the FBI into the ties between the Trump campaign and Russia They have also dealt a heavy blow to any chances of the thawing of relations between Moscow and Washington Putin’s statement was immediately followed by a denial of the Russian State being involved in such hacks He even alleged that some of the evidence pointing at Russian hackers’ participation in cyberattacks — he didn’t specify which — could have been falsified in an attempt to smear Russia He further said that hackers wherever they come from can’t sway election outcomes because the public opinion isn’t that easy to manipulate This hasn’t stopped Russian hackers from trying anyway as even during the French presidential election Emmanuel Macron’s aides had claimed that Russian groups were interfering with his campaign A document leak which hit Macron’s campaign in the final hours of the French race was linked to Russia as well Moscow has strongly denied all allegations of election meddling File image of Russian President Vladimir Putin AP Be that as it may the “patriotic elements” refrain still does have a familiar ring to it It is certainly not the first time that an organised effort against a foreign country has taken place in a way which benefits Russia Right before the 2014 annexation of Crimea the internet was flooded with photographs and videos of armed men in Crimea who looked like members of the Russian military According to a BBC report their guns were similar to the ones used by the Russian army their lorries had Russian number plates and they spoke in Russian accents Yet even at that time Putin called them members of "self-defence groups" organised by the locals who bought all their uniforms and hardware in a shop said the report These people were officially not there at all Because of this they couldn’t be called Russian troops The people and the media innovated and the epithets “polite men” and “little green men” entered the common parlance of Eastern Europe These machine gun-toting men remained largely unidentified as they patrolled the streets leisurely They weren’t there to fight just to show their presence according to The Telegraph The men’s links to Russia were alleged by many media outlets and were supported by statements made by Retired Russian admiral Igor Kasatonov who said that the little green men were Russian special forces The armed men eventually took over the building which housed the regional parliament of Crimea A week later? ?

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