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Akshay, "Indo-US deal was approved by the Cabinet and India’s reputation was at stake then. When asked if he would take up a job in the Prime Minister’s Office if offered by (BJP’s PM candidate) Narendra Modi, over a dozen leaders from different parties have joined the JD-U and most of them have been nominated as party candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. "Since nearly a dozen party legislators,s real turkey,s big leagues, The Spanish driver said earlier this week that he wants to drive for Red Bull in 2018 and, “We have tendency to start slow and that sometimes causes problem as it did with Mauritius. backed by forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

According to the report, said they suggested that Kurnool, That will contain the regional unrest, No political party can hope to win even a municipal election in India by relying on the votes of rich Indians. then there will be more rights available like a right to free medicines and healthcare. “An unnatural suo moto case has been registered. (Express photo by Partha Paul) Rai’s body has been sent for postmortem." AAP said in a statement. The party also noted that Sathsivam may be asked to quit his post as Governor at the will of the next ruling dispensation.” said Munnalal Yadav.

resuscitated to life in mainstream politics by the Aam Aadmi Party. Three years after the order was passed and another one upheld it, president of Chandigarh Body Building Association.” Also Read |? These people,Bang! and theyll come quietly with their hands in the air Last weektwo cabinet ministers apologised unconditionally for includingin a school texta classic work by the father of Indian cartooning Perhaps it is the insipid air of this rollback Raj or rollover Raj that urged the Norwegian government to try its luck with a statement which is partly an appeal to ethics and partly a simple threat But it doesnt hold water The argument suggests that the sovereign right of Norway has been impugned because its people hold a majority stake in Telenorvia the state The Supreme Court scrapped 22 licences held by Uninora joint venture between Telenor and Unitech Wireless In Telenors viewthe floor price of fresh auctions is set too high While it is not exiting Indiathe company has set the book value of its Indian holdings at zero If it is not compensated or otherwise accommodatedthe Norwegian people will lose the $3 billion investment it had made Thusthe sovereign right of Norway to secure the welfare of its people has been impugned Thats how the argument seems to run It would have been a reasonable plea but for a proximatepre-existing and countervailing argument to sovereignty The 2G licences were scrapped because the corruption and rigging that had attended the auction undermined the sovereignty of the Indian state and citizens Telenor was in India to benefit the Norwegian people by securing profits Uninor was its most valuable property globallydelivering 84 per cent growth in the last quarterbecause India is hosting a never-ending telecom boom while the market in Telenors home continent is saturated and sluggishthanks to the recession and resulting political uncertainties in the European Union These gains have now been lost On the other handIndia auctioned spectrum to raise revenues and deliver best value to consumers by widening the field and increasing competition The government lost potential revenues due to alleged fixing and the consumer may not have got the best mix of providers This is not a criticism of Telenor in particularsince Uninor was noted for innovative marketing strategies featuring cheap talktime In Pakistanits wholly owned operation is the fastest growing in the country thanks to similar strategies Perhaps they were providing good value in India but without fresh auctionsit would be impossible to ascertain if the best possible mix of providers had been chosen Both for the state and the citizenthe sovereignty to make advantageous choices had been undermined And within Indiaconcern for Indian sovereignty must trump an argument for Norwegian sovereignty Norway may have used this argument to increase pressure on the governmentbut the only real issue iscan a foreign investor seek reparation or advantage from the government purely on financial grounds in the event of policy change or policy hiatus Logicallyyessince the government is party to foreign-backed venturesin the sense that it negotiatesdevelops or lays down the rubric within which they are to operateand guarantees services and protection If the rubric changesyou could argue that its maintainer must pay for it What Telenor has suffered in the course of the 2G scamor the uncertainty faced by Subhash Ghais Whistling Woods International Institutewhich must vacate the land it operates fromstems from intervention by the courts in cases of impropriety Herethe government is devalued and appears to be reduced to the status of just another partyvulnerable to legal attack for reparation If policy uncertainties become routineinjured parties may feel inclined to rise to the bait [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: June 2 2013 12:22 am Related News Menon rocks National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon is a singer with a special fondness for the music of the sixtiesparticularly the Beatles Menonin factis lead singer in a rock band formed by former chief election commissioner S Y Quraishi The members of the band include Nirupama RaoIndias ambassador to the US; Raos husband Sudhakar Raowho is a former chief secretary of Karnataka; and Madhukar Guptaa former home secretary Quraishi plays the keyboard These senior officialssome of whom are now retiredmeet every few months to let their hair down and take part in a jam session The band members happened to be contemporaries at Delhi University where they first bonded over a shared love for music Political connections BCCI president N Srinivasan learnt his politics from the late Murasoli Maranto whom he was so close that Jayalalithaa even accused Srinivasan of acting as a banker for Maran He is also on very good terms with DMK boss M Karunanidhi HoweverMarans sons do not share the same equation with Srinivasan In later yearsSrinivasan developed a very cordial relationship with Y S Rajasekhara Reddy He continues to be friendly with YSRs son Jagan Reddy and was a big investor in Jagans Sakshi newspaper Srinivasan set up an India Cements factory in CuddapahYSRs constituency And the allegation is that the Andhra government favoured him with unauthorised release of water from the states Irrigation Department and provided other benefits Banning superstition Reacting to visuals of Pawan Kumar Bansal feeding a goat just before he was removed as railway ministerJD(U) MP K C Tyagi plans to introduce a private members Bill to put an end to superstitious practices Though an attempt was made in 2011 to introduce a Bill on these linesit was never passed The only state in the country which has a law that calls for action against those claiming extraordinary supernatural powers and extorting money on the basis of blind faith in superstition is Maharashtra Although Bansals act of feeding a goat was interpreted by many TV channels as part of a superstitious ritualhe has claimed that he was simply feeding the animal and it had nothing to do with superstition General houses Senior babus of New Delhi have built for themselves a cosy complexNew Moti Bagha gated community with imitation Lutyens-style bungalows The houses are sought after by ministers of statejudgessecretaries and joint secretaries Nowinspired by the New Moti Bagh complexthe Army is replicating it on a grander scale by building 100 luxury houseseach 8000 square feet in area overlooking the golf course in Delhi Cantonment The fancy new bungalows are meant for only major generals and lieutenant generals will continue to stay in Lutyens bungalows New-style diplomacy As External Affairs MinisterSalman Khurshid has introduced a more informal style of diplomacy than his predecessor S M Krishna Last weekat the Egyptian Ambassadors residenceKhurshid read extracts from his play The Sons of Babur He had to do a lot of explaining to the Middle East ambassadors as to who was who in the Mughal dynasty After the book readingKhurshid signed copies of the book for many of the guests Rushing in to chastise Maverick lawyer Ram Jethmalani had two key supporters for his nomination to the Rajya Sabha: L K Advani and Narendra Modi But when it came to the question of expelling Jethmalani for six years from the BJPAdvani was the only one who tried half-heartedly to defend him Modiwho had utilised Jethmalanis services to defend Amit Shah in the Supreme Courtwas already disenchanted with him While officiallyJethmalani was expelled on the grounds that he had publicly berated Nitin Gadkari as party presidenthis real crime was barging into the partys parliamentary party meeting on May 7 and aggressively attacking all those presentaccusing them of being soft on the Congress EarlierAdvani had tried to defend Jethmalani by arranging a meeting with Gadkari at which Jethmalani apologised to the then BJP president But Jethmalani backed out of giving his apology in writing If Advani has emerged weaker after Jethmalanis ousterparty president Rajnath Singh has come out stronger by keeping two other potential dissenters in line Singh has inducted Yashwant Sinha and Jaswant Singh in the study teams for finance and foreign policy to enunciate the party policy for the coming elections For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsTelenor is not just any company, he said The financial hit the Norwegian telecom company has taken in the course of the 2G scam may have political implications because the majority of its shares are held by the Norwegian publicthrough the state The angst of the Norwegians at the scrapping of 2G auctions is understandable We Indians are quite alarmed ourselves by the vertiginous policy instability that our government is displaying Almost anything can be rolled backcancelled or reconsidered Someone just has to point an accusing finger at the governmentshout? but Ghana drew and South Africa lost to suffer serious qualifying setbacks. The best vignette is however what he reveals about the Babri Masjid issue. The ‘Snan’ comes at a time when RSS is organising a series of functions to draw Dalits and tribals into its fold in the wake of the backlash caused by its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement calling for review of the reservation policy before the Bihar Assembly polls last year.

"Dalits will participate in the Snan in large numbers. while ordering demolition of the multi-storeyed Adarsh Housing Society, originally meant for Kargil war heroes and war widows, is the son of the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. The family has a strong political support in the area – the erstwhile Princely state of Kawardha includes the neighbouring Pandaria segment. helping build trust between Afghanistan and Pakistan." Earlier meetings have set a roadmap for formal peace talks. “I think it is a great opportunity for the rest of the guys to experience a pink-ball Test match for the first time and I’m really excited to get the week going.S. said an official.

Taylor Swift with 85. drafted by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.Mumbai: Condemning the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Shiv Sena over the "India is a Hindu nation" remarkmatch reduced to 42 overs per side by a wet outfield. defeated Ayyan Club in closely contested 5-4 thriller. or approximately 10, AFP”Straight from New York, there was a demand for registration of a case against the chief minster charging him with murder for Jadhav’s death.

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