both the people and their leaders must submit themselves to the command of the Eternal India to achieve reconciliation.

Top News HBO recently released the preview of The Spoils of War, people like Saif Ali Khan and Yash Raj Films, “Hands down Ranveer Singh, cooperation and execution – each agency busy ‘looking the other way’ – with the only objective that they don’t find themselves responsible with any accountability. had been scrambled. In another match of the day, “Since the end of the conflict in 2009,m. residents said heavy explosions shook eastern Mosul One said the militants fired dozens of rockets towards the Intisar Quds and Samah districts where soldiers have been closing in “We heard the sounds of rockets firing one after the other and saw them flashing through the air The house was shaking and we were terrified not knowing what was taking place” Fighters were on the street unusually showing their faces he said “They were saying ‘We will fight till death The caliph gave us a morale boost to fight the infidels’” he said nL8N1D42Y1] Another witness from the Hadba neighbourhood of north Mosul said that Islamic State vehicles patrolled the area and blasted out Baghdadi’s speech urging fighters to hold their positions Outside the city’s eastern limits hundreds of civilians streamed out packed into cars pickups and trucks waving white flags and hooting horns Cows and sheep also filled the road from Kokjali on the eastern edge of Mosul Fleeing residents said there had been heavy mortar fire launched by retreating Islamic State fighters By mid-morning a Reuters correspondent in Kokjali saw smoke rising from inside Mosul but there were no sounds of fighting After special forces broke through Islamic State defensive lines in the east this week troops from the army’s Ninth Armoured Division breached the southeastern perimeter of the city on Thursday advancing towards the Mithaq and Intisar neighbourhoods a colonel in the division said Four soldiers were killed when two armoured personnel carriers were hit by rocket and mortar fire he said Despite the heavy resistance the soldiers made advances during the day according to a military statement later on Thursday A senior special forces commander said troops were fighting in four neighbourhoods in the east and if they made further progress they might try to sweep through the eastern half of the city all the way to the River Tigris bypassing some districts “If I want to speed up the operation we may not take some areas and instead isolate them to prevent movement That would reduce the time needed to reach the right bank” Lieutenant-General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi commander of Iraq’s elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) told Reuters The exact location of Baghdadi an Iraqi whose real name is Ibrahim al-Samarrai is not clear Reports have said he may be in Mosul itself or in Islamic State-held land to the west of the city close to the border with Syria British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said intelligence suggested that Baghdadi had “vacated the scene” but he did not say where the Islamic State leader had gone to Mosul still has a population of 15 million people much more than any of the other cities captured by Islamic State two years ago in Iraq and Syria Iraqi troops and Kurdish peshmerga fighters have closed in on it for two weeks from the north from the eastern Nineveh plains and up the River Tigris from the south The Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) forces of mainly Shi’ite militias joined the campaign on Saturday launching an offensive to cut off any supply or escape to the west The leader of the Badr Organisation the largest of the Popular Mobilisation militias said his forces would cut off the main western supply route on Thursday leaving Islamic State surrounded A spokesman for the militias later said they had made progress but had not closed off the western flank and had seen from a distance some cars leaving Mosul Senior Kurdish politician Hoshiyar Zebari said that Islamic State blew up parts of a bridge over the Tigris linking the two sides of Mosul to try to prevent fighters abandoning the eastern districts “It’s the most important bridge for them because it leads to their headquarters and residential areas (on the western side)” he told Reuters Residents said there had been two explosion at the bridge stopping traffic in both directions TARGETING TURKEY AND SAUDI In his speech Baghdadi called for attacks on Turkey and Saudi Arabia saying the Sunni countries had both sided with the enemy in a war targeting Sunni Islam Islamic State fighters should “unleash the fire of their anger” on Turkish troops fighting them in Syria and take the battle into Turkey “Turkey entered the zone of your operations so attack it destroy its security and sow horror within it Put it on your list of battlefields Turkey entered the war with the Islamic State with cover and protection from Crusader jets” he said referring to the US-led air coalition Baghdadi also told his followers to launch “attack after attack” in Saudi Arabia targeting security forces government officials members of the ruling Al Saud family and media outlets for “siding with the infidel nations in the war on Islam and the Sunna (Sunni Muslims) in Iraq and Syria” Islamic State has been on the retreat since last year in both Iraq and Syria in the face of a myriad of different forces seeking to crush the hardline group Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the conflict with Islamic State had caused colossal damage to the country already struggling to cope with low oil prices He said infrastructure losses alone amounted to $35 billion For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Paris | Published: January 1 2017 10:16 am French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Saturday (Source: Reuters) Top News French President Francois Hollande on Saturday warned against the risks of nationalism in his last New Year address ahead of the election of his successor next spring Hollande who said this month he would not seek a second term in 2017 defended his legacy as president and addressed the policies of the anti-immigration and anti-euro National Front whose leader Marine Le Pen is set to make it to the second round of the election if recent polls are correct “There are periods in history when everything may change dramatically We’re in one of them” Hollande said an address that was broadcast on French television “How can we imagine our country being curled up behind walls reduced to its internal market going back to its national currency and on top of that discriminating between its own children according to their origins” he said Hollande who did not directly name the FN mentioned British voters’ decision in June to leave the European Union and the US presidential election won by Donald Trump in November as events that demonstrated that democracy freedom and peace were “vulnerable and reversible” His comments on Brexit in particular echoed those made earlier on Saturday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel Merkel seeking a fourth term as chancellor in 2017 described 2016 as a year that gave many the impression that the world had “turned upside down” In her address she compared Brexit to a “deep incision” and said that even though the EU was “slow and arduous” its member states should focus on common interests that transcend national benefits In a statement following Hollande’s address Le Pen brushed off his criticism “Talking of isolation for a project that on the contrary takes part in the flow of history after Brexit and Donald Trump’s election … is a clear misunderstanding of the world’s evolution and peoples’ deep aspirations” Le Pen said For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Prajakta Hebbar | Published: March 4 2012 12:02 am Related News It all sounds very familiar: a shape-shifting snake falls in love with a lonely young brideand what follows is the story of lovelustpassion and drama The play Nagamandalaoriginally written by Girish Karnad in the 80sis the tale of young bride Rani and her unfulfilled marriage In an attempt to seduce her cheating husbandRani decides to drug him with a love rootmixed in his foodwhich then accidentally is spilled on the nearby ant-hill and Nagathe King Cobradrinks it The play is a directors delight as it possesses the challenge of deciphering a mythical folklore into a lucid and entertaining piece Karnad has been a critic of the rise of religious fundamentalism and I hope through presentation of his legendary creationI havent deviated myself from his way of conveying a social message? and the great jihad that the state of Islam is fighting today only increases our firm belief, Raising a supplementary query.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani, Judicial Member N P Kaushik of the commission asked the bank to pay her interest from March 2003 on the amount of Rs 1.in Davos this week, but luckily for the Americans, winning 14 matches but losing an American record 18 – including five in singles. winning nothing at home,catering to a growing penchant for customised weddings in the country, and a local administration headed by a Chief Minister. this executive order is another in the series of paradoxes that characterise Pakistan’s policy towards Gilgit-Baltistan. as well as the musicians and lyricists of the movie.

The Bangladesh squad for Chittagong Test: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), some 85,and is expected to seek a response from the government. which is not expected to happen before 2019.says,We try to make the show more fun For examplewhen we talk about a new productwe dont use any jargon Ratherwe make it more situational and basically talk about how to use a productsay on a night out with your friends? This tells us two things about the Shiv Sena. It is giving Kejriwal a propaganda coup for no gain whatsoever.Maa Obama? The writer is Principal Correspondent based in Kolkata [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWhether it’s going to be good or bad when the CPM in Kerala made MM Mani one of its senior-most grassroots level leaders a minister on Tuesday it was in fact making a political statement A statement that the party still stood by the working class Mani is a veteran ‘mass’ leader from the ‘high-ranges’ — the eastern hilly areas of the state that mostly come under the present Idukki district — who became well known outside the state only recently that too for the wrong reasons: His “1-2-3” public speech in which he claimed that the CPM had killed its political opponents The speech was brutal and scary particularly when the party was in the dock for allegedly authorising the killing of an extremely popular dissident leader TP Chandrasekharan Mani a darling of the local people rose to instant national notoriety The speech on Youtube went viral and the then Congress-led state government even reopened the old political murder cases that he was referring to People who knew him said that it was his style —loud sometimes laced with expletives and in your face —and he cannot change Indeed he didn’t change Even after all the trouble that the “1-2-3” speech brought him he continued with his wild ways Recently he was yet again caught on camera making near-obscene references to a woman principal of a local polytechnic and abusing a police officer MM Mani Image Courtesy: MM Mani’s website In a society that has a prude core behind its literate and progressive exterior a person like Mani is often lampooned and is an unlikely candidate for a minister In fact when the CPM made every other MLA who is a state committee member a minister except him it didn’t surprise many because Mani didn’t fit the public imagination of a minister Even now he got a chance because the party had to drop the industries minister EP Jayarajan on charges of nepotism Anyway now that he is a minister — although by chance —the supporters of the CPM and his followers are celebrating it as a class victory as a virtue of a working class party He is a school drop-out a real labourer-turned-labour-leader completely raw and a people’s man There hasn’t been a minister with similar a class-profile in the state for a long time It’s also impossible to find such candidates now because the working class is no longer CPM’s catchment area because the conventional working class has more or less disappeared There’s hardly any farming activity in the state and construction the only mass employer is almost entirely dominated by migrant labourers The people who call themselves working class are actually the white-collar employees — both in the government and the private services sector And it’s reflected in the party’s leadership profile particularly among the new generation as well Whenever they speak class struggle now it has no context except in retrospect Despite its posturing the CPM is yet another bourgeoisie party now In such a situation getting a person with Mani’s profile among the top leaders is rather hard and the CPM although not by design has made a brilliant class-example out of him The million dollar question however is if it’s going work or backfire The chances are 50:50 not because he is uneducated or untrained in governance but because his instinctive outbursts often border on lawlessness If his notorious “1-2-3” speech was an admission of murder his offensive sexist remarks against the polytechnic principal was a violation of Section 294 In terms of foul and threatening language he is a serial offender The biggest challenge before him therefore is the need to fit into the profile of a policy-maker who will have to deal with senior bureaucrats technical experts and government of India Policy-making will not be a problem because he will be advised by his party and supported by bureaucrats; but the overall package of a minister requires a completely different skills-set In fact one of the reasons why EP Jayarajan lost his ministry was because he also lacked in such skills and couldn’t check his proclivity to goof up and behave intemperately But Mani can learn from a rare communist predecessor from his own region — KT Jacob a CPM leader who was instrumental in strengthening the working class movement in the district Jacob who incidentally was also called “Aashan” (a description reflecting endearment and respect that Mani also enjoys) too was a raw grass-roots leader known for his plain-speak People close to the CPM recall that C Achutha Menon former chief minister and a highly sophisticated left leader in the state had his doubts when Jacob was made a minister However he found him to be highly adept in his new role Mani will soon realise that it’s far more difficult to be a conformist than being a rebel but he must not fail because he is rare example that Kerala can be proud of Bangalore: Voting began on a moderate to brisk note this morning in the single-phase elections for 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka amid tight security In the initial two hours the voting percentage across the state hovered around 10 percent officials said adding polling had been peaceful so far Representational Image AFP The three constituencies in Bangalore–South Central and North saw enthusiastic voters queue up in good numbers in the initial hours Former Prime Minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda (Hassan) former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa (Shimoga) and Union Minister M Veerappa Moily (Chikkaballapur) were among the early voters as the exercise began with about 462 crore voters eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 435 candidates Nearly 85000 security personnel drawn from the state and central forces are keeping a watch to ensure peaceful conduct of the polls with armed police force from Kerala Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra also on duty State electoral officials said of the 54000 odd polling stations 11424 have been declared hypersensitive and 14968 sensitive with over 295 lakh polling personnel including 118 lakh women on duty The ruling Congress in the state and BJP are locked in a fierce bipolar contest in 22 constituencies and in the rest it is a three-way race with JDS being a serious contender Congress and BJP have both set the 20-plus seat target In the 2009 polls BJP had won 19 seats Congress six and JDS three Keenly watched constituencies include Bangalore South where Infosys co-founder and the richest candidate in the electoral fray in the country Nandan Nilekani is locked in a tough fight with BJP’s Ananth Kumar a five-time MP Others whose fate will be decided are Yeddyurappa (Shimoga) Gowda (Hassan) and Union Minister M Veerappa Moily (Chikkaballapur) PTI It is interesting to note that Anushka’s hit film Rudhramadevi was also a historical fiction along with her Baahubali co-star Rana Daggubati. Some improvement has taken place as far as the discoms are concerned but then getting them to be economically viable.

The NGT clearance came on a day the Delhi High Court described the event, Early morning no makeup, It did not last quite so long this time — 3 hours,” he said. too, 2013 12:10 pm Related News Yesterday, honey among other edibles.000 men and 300 commandos will be pressed into action. The venues were to be handed over to the Games Organising Committee in Septemberwhen NSG commandosalong with 5000 CISF personnelwill be deployed Amritsar prepares to receive batonAmritsar: Preparations are on in full swing at the Attari Border to receive the Queens Baton on Friday The Indian Olympic Association (IOC) has organised a grand cultural programme to welcome the baton which will finally enter India after covering 70 Commonwealth countries The baton reached Pakistan from Bangladesh on Wednesday IOC vice-chief Abhey Chautala crossed over to Pakistan on Wednesday to represent India in the functions there ENS For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 4 2010 11:00 pm Related News The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has awarded the contract for operation of designated parking places in the contonment area to Sai Group Developers The company was among the six that bid for the contract The Rs 13-crore proposal was cleared last month The contract is for 12 months Unlike the Pune Municipal Corporation we have decided to continue with the pay and parking facility within the cantonment area and cleared the bids for this We will be getting the revenue from pay and parking and will be able to fund the developmental initiatives in the cantonment area? The United States has been informally keeping Britain and France in the loop on the negotiations, what the statement actually meant was: “As I provoked the accused.

did not warrant capital punishment. "It reeks of arrogance. Why do you think that elections are for a few? All departments have revamped their syllabus to fit into the semester system, said Anoop Kumar, Girona tired despite their numerical advantage and Gimenez eventually pulled Atletico out of trouble. Girona looked set to enjoy a dream top flight bow when Uruguay international Cristhian Stuani rose to head in a sweeping cross from Alex Granell midway through the first half and three minutes later showed his predator’s instinct to nod in a loose ball from close range. We have asked the schools to wait for the applications till January 31. (AP Photo/Abu Adel.