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Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: December 4 2015 3:37 am Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge) Nirmala Sitharaman addressing a press conference at Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday during the winter session.(Source: PTI) Related News As the Congress let off on one attack in Parliament and took up another the BJP hit back Thursday with corruption allegations against Congress leaders in a number of states The BJP offensive followed a number of attempts to strike a conciliatory note to get the government’s legislative agenda cleared Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman questioned the role of former finance minister P Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum scam She referred to recent raids by the Enforcement Directorate on firms allegedly linked to Chidambaram’s son Karti She listed “several instances of blatant corruption” by “a series of noble great leaders of Congress” who included the chief ministers of Kerala and Himachal Pradesh besides former Union ministers Chidambaram and Preneet Kaur — the wife of Amarinder Singh currently the Congress’s deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Referring to a notification by the Swiss Bank Authority Sitharaman said it has “just reinforced” the charge that Kaur had undisclosed bank accounts outside India “Is Congress seized of the matter… We welcome the energy enthusiasm and eagerness of the Congress to engage with us in Parliament But the Congress is behaving as if nothing has happened… as if they have not heard even a whisper” Sitharaman said “It is not one but several instances of corruption where Congress is happily looking the other way We hope it engages in matters of public importance” Sitharaman said recent raids by Income Tax and ED authorities on certain firms allegedly connected to Karti Chidambaram were “part of the larger 2G inquiry” As finance minister Chidambaram “allowed” certain transactions to happen because his son had “interests” in these firms she said She said Kerala CM Oommen Chandy has been accused of bribery by the accused in the solar scam and there have been charges of corruption also against Virbhadra Singh (Himachal ) and Harish Rawat (Uttarakhand) The Congress rejected the allegation against Chandy “The man in question here is convicted of murder and ever since he was chargesheeted he has been levelling wild charges against the judge in the case against various ministers He is a person whose character and record is described by the murder conviction The Congress would reject everything that he says most forcefully and vehemently” Congress spokesperson Rajiv Gowda said During the washed out monsoon session the BJP had released a booklet about alleged scams in Congress-ruled states Sitharaman denied on Thursday that raising the issue of corruption once again had any link with the disruption of ongoing session “I would expect business to run and do constructive business Whenever BJP takes up issues of corruption… that need not necessary be tied with the functioning of Parliament” She added however that she would not “imagine” that the attack on the Congress would have a bearing on its stand on the GST bill “GST is something which is their (Congress) bill It is in national interest If these are becoming an issue because of which Congress — and I would not imagine that — would not support GST then it would be a sad day” she said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: ANI | Lucknow/mumbai | Published: July 29 2017 12:16 pm On Friday Nitish Kumar won the floor test with 131 votes in favour against 108 (File – PTI Photo) Related News Tagging Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s move of quitting the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ and joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as anti-democratic the Congress on Saturday said it was deceitful on his part to do so Defending Bihar former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said there are only charges against the former which have not proven yet and therefore one cannot call him corrupt “If one is termed as corrupt if there are any such charges against him then Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivpal Singh Chouhan and even Prime Minister have charges of corruption against them Have they resigned” Nirupam told ANI Echoing similar sentiments Congress leader Ashok Singh said the mandate of the people of Bihar has been insulted “It is a politics of dishonesty The conspiracy has been exposed seeing the swiftness of time with which the developments took place in Bihar” Singh told ANI On Friday Nitish Kumar won the floor test with 131 votes in favour against 108 The Chief Minister faced vote of confidence in the Bihar Legislative Assembly to prove his majority to form the state government Nitish-led JD (U)-NDA government had a support of 132 MLAs According to the communique issued from the Raj Bhawan Nitish had claimed the support of 131 members including the BJP two independents and legislators of BJP allies Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM)-Secular and Rashtriya Lok Samata party (RLSP) On Thursday Nitish and BJP leader Sushil Modi were sworn-in as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively and former has been asked to prove his majority on the floor by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi Nitish on July 26 resigned as Bihar Chief Minister citing political differences with former ally Lalu Prasad Yadav led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) over corruption charges against the RJD supremo’s son Tejashwi Yadav He however on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the sixth time marking a historic transition of the state from a Grand Alliance government to an NDA regime For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by P Chidambaram | Published: October 23 2016 12:05 am When the BRICS communique was released we scoured the paragraphs to find the reference to Pakistan There was none Top News Even by the usual standards it was a l-o-n-g communique consisting of 109 paragraphs each marked not by a number but by a bullet point I can imagine what would have happened when the deputies gathered to draft the communique I am reminded of how a camel was created: the Creator appointed a committee to design a horse and when the Creator breathed life into the design a camel was born Communiques are long in the making but have a short life A communique is only good up to the time of the next communique The principals (presidents and prime ministers) spend little time on the communique It is a rare occasion when one country/leader will invest a lot of time diplomatic effort and personal goodwill in persuading other countries/ leaders to highlight a certain matter in the communique The Goa summit of BRICS countries promised to be one such rare occasion India’s main concern In the days preceding the summit India was preoccupied with one subject: Pakistan-sponsored terrorism Ever since the cross-LoC action on September 29 2016 the government (especially the Defence Minister) and the BJP were determined to extract as much political advantage as possible from an Army operation that was accurately described by the Foreign Secretary as “target-specific limited-calibre counter terrorist operation” They did extract mileage in India and hoped to do the same when India was in a gathering that represented 43 per cent of the world’s population The Prime Minister churned out some devastating words and phrases He said Pakistan “embraces and radiates the darkness of terrorism” He also said terrorism had become Pakistan’s “favourite child” In another speech he said Pakistan is the “mothership of terrorism” Expectations from the summit were therefore high We believed that Pakistan will be isolated named and shamed andPakistan will be banished to join North Korea as an outlaw We believed that the Jaish-e-Mohammad will be named deservedly after the Uri terror attack and the Laskhar-e-Toiba will be named because it was the perpetrator of the Mumbai terror attack (2008) Disappointing communique When the BRICS communique was released we scoured the paragraphs to find the reference to Pakistan There was none We blinked read the communique again but there was no reference We looked for a reference to the Uri attack and words of sympathy for India Again no All that we found buried in paragraph 57 were the following words: “We strongly condemn the recent several attacks against some BRICS countries including that in India” What was the meaning of the word ‘that’ Was it a grudging reference to the Uri attack No one has bothered to explain to the people of India the non-reference to Uri when the summit took place in India within a month of the Uri attack that left 19 soldiers dead There was more Two paragraphs below there was a message to the world India included: “All counter terrorism measures should uphold international law and respect human rights” Counter-terrorism measures are taken by countries that are the victims of terrorist attacks India’s recent cross- LoC action was one such measure Did the communique imply that India had violated international law Did it imply that India did not respect human rights Self-interest prevails While there was no reference to the Uri attack and no reference to Pakistan or the JeM or the LeT the communique named a notorious terror group: the Islamist State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Only one other terrorist group the Jabhat al-Nusra (in Syria) was named The references were not accidental Both Russia and China feel threatened by ISIL (also known as ISIS) Russia has a special interest in Syria Hence the naming of ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusra For the same reasons Russia and China need the support of Pakistan Last month Russia concluded a military exercise with Pakistan At the United Nations China blocked India’s efforts to name Masood Azhar as a terrorist and put curbs on his activities After the BRICS Summit China went a step further and in the unkindest cut of all China’s spokesperson said “Everyone knows that India and Pakistan are victims of terrorism Pakistan has made huge efforts and great sacrifices in fighting terrorism I think that the international community should respect this” That is the real world The real world fears an escalation of a conflict between two countries that have nuclear weapons and therefore is unwilling to pour oil on the fire Besides each country has its self-interest to protect For Russia it is the situation in Afghanistan and the ISIS’s threat to its territory via Uzbekistan Turkmenistan and Kyrgyztan For China it is its investments in Pakistan the Road and Belt initiative and access to Gwadar port That is not to suggest that India is friendless in the world It is only to emphasise that despite the government’s efforts Pakistan is also not friendless in the world After the Uri attack the government did the right thing in allowing the Army to take cross-LoC action The Army also did the right thing in making a measured statement through the DGMO Message conveyed the line should have been drawn there It was not and expectations of support were built high Hence the feeling among the people of India of being let down by our BRICS partners At least now the government should tacitly acknowledge the wisdom of ‘strategic restraint’ It is time to end the rhetoric and the celebrations and go back to deterrence diplomacy engagement and talks Website: pchidambaramin @Pchidambaram_IN For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: November 22 2017 2:07 pm Evgenia Medvedeva was diagnosed with having a crack in a bone in her right foot but she decided to compete in Japan earlier this month (Source: AP) Top News Evgenia Medvedeva widely seen as the favourite for gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is nursing a broken foot and could miss next month’s Grand Prix Final the Russian figure skater has said In an interview carried on the Russian Skating Federation’s website Medvedeva – who topped the podium in Grand Prix events in Moscow and Osaka – said she felt pain before the Russian event in October but was able to compete after taking painkillers She was then diagnosed with having a crack in a bone in her right foot but she decided to compete in Japan earlier this month “Yes there was a big risk that my leg and foot would not stand it But this is the Olympic season” Medvedeva was quoted as saying adding that she had never missed a meet because of an injury “After the short program I was worse For the free program I skated on strong painkillers” An MRI in Japan confirmed the injury and on her return to Moscow she was put in a cast she said adding that she was undergoing rehabilitation and doing everything she could to get back on her skates She added that she hoped she could still take part in the Grand Prix Final “If doctors do not allow me to compete in Japan that would be the worst-case scenario It would be very difficult to watch from the sidelines” she was quoted as saying “But I very much hope this will not happen” If Medvedeva is unable to take part she would not be the only big name missing from the Final which is to be held in Japan from December 7-10 Home favourite Yuzuru Hanyu is out with an injured ankle while Canada’s Patrick Chan has dropped out to devote himself to training after a disappointing finish in Skate Canada While there was no suggestion that Medvedeva’s injury could prevent her from competing at the Winter Games in February the International Olympic Committee has yet to decide on Russia’s participation amid ongoing questions over its anti-doping programme The IOC is set to make the decision at its executive board meeting on December 5-7 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News wear all, in running the company. 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Company officials,The main rear camera features a 16MP sensor while the secondary rear camera is using an 20MP sensor The front camera has a 16MP resolution For all the latest Technology News download shlf1314n Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by ANI | Los Angeles | Published: November 19 2009 3:00 pm Related News Hollywood star couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes celebrated their third wedding anniversary in advance with work commitments threatening to take them away from each other The pairwho tied the knot in a lavish affair in Italy on November 182006 celebrated their third anniversary on Saturday night with a romantic Italian dinner at Boston’s Bricco restaurantPeople magazine online reported The 47-year-old ‘Top Gun’ star surprised Holmes by renting the entire second floor of the eatery where the couple savoured house-made pastaChilean sea bass picked by Holmes and Wagyu steak which was chosen by Cruise “They held hands the entire night” Ron Leducdirector of operations for Bricco said Howeverthis was not enough for the couple as they stopped by their favourite Boston’s Abe & Louie’s restaurant to sum up their meal with two sweet delicaciesa seven-layer chocolate cake and key-lime pie Both the actors have been tied with work as Cruise was scheduled to fly to Austria to continue shooting ‘Knight & day’ with Cameron Diaz while Holmes has been shooting ‘The Romantics’ in New York For all the latest Entertainment News download shlf1314n Express App More Related News like the iPhone 7,By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 9 a Delhi court has observed.Additional Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar made the observation while dismissing a review petition filed against a trial court order which had discharged the complainant’s sister-in-law and her husband “The tendency of falsely implicating distant relatives more particularly the married sisters of the husband should be depreciated The married sisters most of the times have no role to play in the married life of their brothers and their wives “Charge can be framed against them only if prima facie there is strong and sufficient material depicting their involvement If there is merely a whisper … in the complaint regarding the involvement of married sisters then charge should not be framed against the married sisters” the judge said The court passed the order noting that the complainant’s sister-in-law was already married and “from the record file it is clear that they are residing separately from the complainant and her husband and they were not in a position to commit the offence as mentioned in the complaint regarding demand of dowry etc” The woman had filed the complaint against her husband and in-laws in 2006 for allegedly subjecting her to cruelty and criminal breach of trust in connection with an alleged dowry demand The trial court however discharged woman’s sister-in-law and her husband Thereafter an appeal was filed before the sessions court For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Jaipur | Published: January 12 2017 4:32 am Top News Student suicides in Kota fell by over 60 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014 according to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data The NCRB’s annual Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India 2015 recorded 17 student suicides in Kota compared to 45 in 2014 These cases have been listed as suicides due to failure in examination In 2016 17 student suicides were reported to have killed themselves in Kota Overall the number of suicides in Kota increased by five per cent in 2015 with 105 cases compared to 100 in 2014 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 20 2013 10:42 pm Related News With Arvind Kejriwal starting an aggressive campaign against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on a host of issuesher political adviser has asked the Aam Admi Party leader to refrain from making personal attacks which reduce politics to a “cheap gimmick” In a strongly worded letter to KejriwalPawan Khera asked him not to use language “unbecoming of an educated man” while stating that the AAP leader was free to take a political stand against individuals and policies Kejriwal has already announced that he will contest against Dikshit in her New Delhi constituency in the Assembly polls slated for November this year The AAP leader had also said that if she decides to contest from another seatthen he will also contest from there The AAP leader has been attacking Dikshit for steep rise in power tariff in the last two years and had accused her of siding with the private power distribution companiesbesides targeting the Delhi government for “widespread corruption” “In the past too you have used language unbecoming of an educated man against your political rivals Here we are talking of a lady who has neither responded to your abusive campaign nor has herself indulged in any such malicious campaign “While you are free to take a political stand against individuals and policieskindly refrain from such personal attacks which reduce politics to a cheap gimmick” the letter said In his letterKhera mentioned about the “campaign on the auto-rickshaw” against the government and said it did not reflect a “dignified” political culture A section of the auto-rickshaw drivers have been putting advertisements and posters against the government on their auto rickshaws “I do not wish to question the cultural background of those behind these posters but since it carries your picture and your party’s logoI think you should intervene to stop such campaignsince you have all along claimed to be a representative of civil society” Khera wrote in the letter “I understand you are new to Delhi and you still stay outside the city I do not blame you for a lack of understanding of either the issues or the culture of the city It becomes my duty to educate you about the political culture of Delhi Not abusing each other does not make us friends We can continue to be rivals even with grace” it said The Delhi High Court had yesterday stayed the city government’s recent move prohibiting auto drivers from putting advertisements and posters on their auto rickshaws Accusing Kejriwal of disrespecting DikshitKhera said her contribution towards the development of the city cannot be undermined by “novices” “We have been fighting to ensure respect for women in society But if a political party – which you claim you are – stoops so low as to show disrespect to a lady leaderwhat can be expected of its conduct towards women in society at large” he asked “I am sure such campaigns are not your brain child as I have dealt with other IIT graduates and IRS officers and found their conduct extremely civilised In case you have been ill advised by some of your new friendsplease ensure that your group refrains from indulging in such an undignified campaign Kindly ensure immediate removal of these posters to help maintain a clean political culture” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News| New Delhi | Published: December 16 2014 2:40 pm Related News Our Prime Minister has declared eradication of drugs to be a top priority for his government We welcome the push but we are not sure that the conventional methods of fighting drugs (limited mainly to well meaning PSAs on TV and print) will work We need something different and creative Here are 8 ideas that will work for sure For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: August 31, The bench agreed with the submissions of the petitioner’s counsel that as per the counter-affidavit filed by the government, Singh is learnt to have asked his ministry to provide permanent solution to the problems of Kashmiri migrants and take them into confidence for their return to the Valley. who had used 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