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India will be travelling to SA in a few months.White Paper like a bikini: BJP?IEMay 22) Instead of doing just paper-work like issuing white papersthe government should have the will power and boldness to implement measures which may curb the recycling of black money in realty and bullion deals Madhu Agrawal Delhi Teething troubles THE true nature of our MPs was well brought out in Comic stripped (IEMay 16) But I wonder if they could take cognizance of itespecially after the way they reacted to the inclusion of some cartoons in a textbook for children?those who will become voters in some years With this controversyparliamentarians have lowered the stature of the House They have also lowered the stature of the very person in the cartoonthe architect of our Constitution for whose sake they took umbrage Our MPs need to grow up Ram Varma Ahmedabad For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: March 5 2017 5:07 am Top News KOLKATA LEATHER Complex Police Station in South-24 Parganas will be brought under the jurisdiction of Kolkata police for better law and order The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on Friday Kolkata Leather Complex Police Station area includes Basanti Highway which is infamous for regular fatal road accidents With the police station coming under the jurisdiction of Kolkata Police it will now have 76 police stations in total Watch What Else is Making News The move comes a few days after the state government decided to break South-24 Parganas into three new police districts to control the rising crime graph in the district “The three new police districts will be South Industrial Police district Baruipur Police district and Diamond Harbour” said a senior police officer of South-24 Parganas Sources said that South Industrial Police district will have nine police stations Baruipur 10 and Diamond Harbour 19 under it’s jurisdiction The superintendent of South-24 Parganas will oversee the functioning of all the three police districts According to sources two police superintendents and one deputy general of police will be given charge of these new police districts Earlier nine police stations which were close to Kolkata but were a part of South-24 Parganas were brought under the jurisdiction of Kolkata police In the past few months South-24 Parganas has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons Land dispute in Bhangar leading to open firing and rape in Bishnupur area exposed the total failure of the police and administration For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top News in future, If you are a part of this movement — kasam khao kabhi haath nahi uthaoge,September 21) is the perfect example of how the American media continues to misunderstand and misrepresent the Islamic world. The positions taken by journalists are,today. Representational image.Written by T P Sreenivasan | Published: November 20Chaps on Holiday on Government Money? Some also say that wealth is the only thing which is not common in the Commonwealth In factafter the days of colonialism and apartheidthe Commonwealth has been an organisation in search of an agenda It duplicates the work of the United Nations in various waysbut since it has no unifying thread other than memoriesthe Commonwealth does not even endeavour to take a position of its own in the UN It tried to identify certain issues in which the Commonwealth had a special talentsuch as problems of small and island states But these have not particularly benefited from the Commonwealth Indiathereforehad nothing to lose from the prime minister skipping the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetand it was not for the first time that an Indian prime minister missed such an event Charan Singh did not find it worthwhile to attend the Lusaka CHOGM either Nobodyexcept the Indian delegationshed tears for the absence of the Indian prime minister Even the minister of external affairs could have spent his time more productively in neighbouring Maldives On the bilateral frontit is not even certain that President Rajapaksa has time for the prime minister of the biggest democracy in the world Intoxicated by liberation from the threat of Prabhakaran and his LTTEthe president talks of one Sinhala nation with no minorities In his vision of Sri Lankaneither the Rajiv Gandhi-Jayawardene agreement nor the 13th Amendment has any place To himIndia is only a destination for Buddhist pilgrimage In his eyesIndias only role in Sri Lanka was to moderate the belligerence of the LTTE With the LTTE goneIndia has no teeth and Rajapaksa would rather deal directly with the Tamils than with their patrons in India The irony is that even though the Indian prime ministers attending the CHOGM was not important and he may not have been welcome to pay a bilateral visit to Colombo at this juncturethe decision to cancel a multilateral engagement for a bilateral reason betrayed several weaknesses in foreign policy decisionmaking First of allthe Centre underestimated the depth of feeling that the approaching elections have forced Tamil politicians to demonstrate The link to the elections is evident because the same politicians were silent during the warwhen Tamils faced brutalities in Sri Lanka Indias opinion was very relevant to the choice of Colombo as the venue for the CHOGM Having had to shift its position in Geneva several timesNew Delhi should have anticipated another embarrassment and seen to it that the CHOGM was moved out of Colombo With the Commonwealths focus on democracy and human rightswe could have gathered enough support to shift the venue The unseemly sight of Tamil Nadu holding the nations foreign policy hostage does India no credit internationally Multilateral diplomacy has enough precedent of treating the venue of a conference as neutral groundwhich should have been explained to the Tamils When Fidel Castro or Yasser Arafat travelled to New York to attend the UN sessionseven the most vociferous of their followers did not object to it as reflective of fraternisation with the US To accept the argument thatby boycotting the CHOGMIndia is registering some kind of displeasure with the Sri Lankan government is to disregard the conventions of multilateral behaviour In foreign policythe Centre should be the final arbitereven if the border states are consulted on certain matters that concern them We have short memoriesbut the archives in Delhi must have the details of what Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi accomplished at the Melbourne CHOGMsoon after the military coup against the Fiji Indians For the Fijian chiefs who had masterminded the couptheir link with the Commonwealth was vital and it was that very link that Rajiv Gandhi severed He met the heads of many of the delegations in Melbourne and stressed that Fiji should be expelled from the Commonwealth on account of its racist constitutionimposed by a military government Indias success helped democracy return to Fiji within a very short time In the case of Sri Lankawe could have accomplished something similar International public opinion is already agitated over the war crimes of Sri Lanka and initiatives within the Commonwealth would have served the Tamil cause better Before the meetCommonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma had hinted that the international body would assist Sri Lanka in setting up a national inquiry on torture to investigate all chargesstarting from 2009 This was a proposal with immense possibilities The Indian prime minister could have strengthened the proposal and gained more for Tamils in Sri Lanka and India than the empty gesture of his absence has accomplished Electoral exigencies should not blind us to the potential of diplomacywhich India has exploited fully in the past The writera former ambassador and governor for India of the IAEAis executive vice-chairmanKerala State Higher Education Council express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 7 2017 8:29 pm World youth champion Sachin Siwach (49kg) clinched a silver medal after losing to Uzbekistan’s Samandar Kholmurodov (Source: File) Top News World youth champion Sachin Siwach (49kg) clinched a silver medal after losing to Uzbekistan’s Samandar Kholmurodov in the final of the Asian Youth Boxing Championship in Bangkok on Friday India had to remain satisfied in the Championship with a silver and five bronze medals but without a gold for second successive edition Siwach lost the bout to Samandar Kholmurodov 5-0 Previously in the semi-final Sachin had defeated Thailand’s Panmod Thitisan Earlier Ankit Kumar (60kg) Naveen Boora (69kg) Harshpreet Sahrawat (+91kg) Mohammed Etash Khan (56kg) and Sachin (75kg) could not produce a win in the semifinals and had to settle for a bronze Siwach carried a height advantage over his opponent Kholmurodov but failed to take the advantage as the opponent was at his best and dominated the entire match The 17-year-old Siwach tried to make his way back in the game by improving his game in the third round connecting his jabs better but that could not change the overall verdict in his favour A total of 123 boxers had participated from 23 countries in the Boxing Championship All the Indian boxers gave a good fight to their opponents but at last they had to satisfy with bronze medals For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News