with its navy having the capability to blockade China and cut its supply lines.India obviously is not a pushover a country that can be humiliated in the war fantasies of Chinese tabloids India of course can’t risk a war either One China would be a formidable adversary because of its ballistic missiles and a stockpile of nukes that is believed to double the size of India’s Two there is a realistic chance of India facing a war on two fronts because China’s regional stooge Pakistan would see in a confrontation the possibility of harassing India But the biggest reason India won’t start (or prefer) a war is political Unlike dictatorships countries run by democratically-elected governments are unanswerable to people With parliamentary elections on the horizon Narendra Modi’s government will certainly not risk a war it is not confident of winning Also the economic burden of a conflict would deter Modi from any misadventure in the run-up to the elections The arrayed pieces on the chessboard point at the futility of a military conflict and thus also of war-hysteria The Indian side contrary to the jingoism it embraces when talking about Pakistan knows that the only solution to the stand-off could be diplomatic It has therefore treated the conflict with much more maturity cutting out the rabble-rousing usually reserved for Pakistan India has merely pointed out at its security concerns over China’s presence in the Doka La region and argued for a diplomatic solution It has thus left for itself more options on the table And also avoided getting into a trap where it has to mouth rhetoric it can’t live up to Like Wallach in the Good Bad and Ugly it has so far not made the mistake of talking about shooting India will not back-off easily from Doka La especially after the bluster and boasts mouthed by Chinese media Just as it had dug its heels on the LAC during the conflict in 1986 for several years India would play the game of diplomacy brinkmanship and attrition As the game plays out the Chinese media should grab some popcorn and watch some of the iconic scenes of Good Bad and Ugly It will calm their nerves and also let the government deal with the Doklam stand-off without worrying about the "sacred wish" of its people By: Express Web Desk | Los Angeles | Published: March 21 2017 5:04 pm Hollywood actor Tom Cruise underwent extensive training and did many practical stunts by himself Related News Hollywood actor Tom Cruise spent a year training for a sequence in the upcoming action spy thriller film Mission: Impossible 6 says producer David Ellison Ellison said it was “the most impressive” thing Cruise had done in the movie franchise reports aceshowbizcom “What Tom is doing in this movie I believe will top anything that’s come before” Ellison told news portal Collider “It is absolutely unbelievable – he’s been training for a year It is going to be I believe the most impressive and unbelievable thing that Tom Cruise has done in a movie and he has been working on it since right after ‘Rogue Nation’ came out It’s gonna be mind-blowing” he added Explaining the reason behind Cruise’s willingness to undergo the extensive training and many practical stunts by himself Ellison said: “It all comes from the best place It is all about entertaining an audience” Also read |Tom Cruise mourns loss of his mother Tom Cruise had in July 2015 announced that he planned to go ahead with Mission: Impossible 6 during the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation The actor had promised that the sixth installment in the Mission Impossible franchise would have “more incredible set pieces stunts… And what I think is a very entertaining and compelling story” Rogue Nation minted $195 million domestically and $682 million worldwide The makers have opted to open Mission: Impossible 6 using the same late July slot that they used for Rogue Nation The filming of Mission: Impossible 6 will begin on April 10 in Paris London and New Zealand It is set to release on July 27 2018 (With inputs from IANS) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Published: July 20 2017 2:37 am Two of the five accused — Gulab Gupta (42) and Kishore Patil (43) both residents of Dombivli — were arrested on Tuesday night They were sent to judicial custody on Wednesday The other three accused — identified as Suresh Mahawat Poornima Kharat and Suchita Harpade all Pune residents —would be arrested soon police said Related News Two persons have been arrested after they allegedly held up a Nagpada-based meat trader who was carrying 500 kg of buffalo meat near Vashi toll plaza on Tuesday night The trader Parvez Haneef Qureshi (49) claimed he suffered losses of Rs 15000-20000 after the ice in his tempo that would have prevented the meat from rotting had melted during the argument that ensued between them Two of the five accused — Gulab Gupta (42) and Kishore Patil (43) both residents of Dombivli — were arrested on Tuesday night They were sent to judicial custody on Wednesday The other three accused — identified as Suresh Mahawat Poornima Kharat and Suchita Harpade all Pune residents —would be arrested soon police said Qureshi said five persons who claimed to be journalists had stopped his tempo near Vashi toll plaza on Tuesday night alleging that he was transporting beef In spite of producing the relevant paperwork that confirmed the meat in his tempo was buffalo meat and he had the necessary permission to transport it the five kept threatening to call the police he said Eventually they went to the Vashi police which registered a case against the five persons However the trader claimed 70-80 kg of the meat had rotten by the time he could leave from the police station at 2 am “I suffered a loss of Rs 15000-20000 a big amount for me By the time I reached home some of the meat had rotten since quite a bit of ice had melted This is in spite of the fact that I had all the valid paperwork to show that it was buffalo meat” Qureshi told The Indian Express He added “Eventually it was proved that the meat I was carrying was buffalo meat But I had to suffer financial losses for no fault of mine” he said As per Vashi police the incident took place around 730 pm Tuesday when Qureshi along with a helper were transporting buffalo meat from Deonar abattoir to a Mafco cold storage facility in Navi Mumbai As the tempo crossed Vashi toll plaza Qureshi said he saw five persons — three men and two women — with two cars standing outside a puncture repair shop ahead of the toll plaza “As soon as I crossed them they started following me After trailing me for a distance they got ahead of me at the Vashi gaon signal and stopped their car” Qureshi said He added “They started telling me that they had information I was carrying cow meat and hence they wanted to check my vehicle They said they were journalists and would report me to the police I told them there was some misunderstanding as I was carrying buffalo meat and had the receipt to prove it” After they checked the receipt they told him that the receipt did not mean a thing as there were hundreds of such receipts around “After some time we all went to the nearby Vashi police station” he said Vashi senior police inspector Ajaykumar Landge said “ After the two parties came to the police station we called a veterinary doctor attached with the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation who checked the meat and confirmed it was buffalo meat” Landge added they questioned the five people on what authority they had demanded a receipt of the meat carried by Qureshi “Normally if anyone has such information they have to inform the police or a government authority No one can unilaterally carry out searches They also forced the driver to come to the police station Hence an FIR was registered against the five for unlawful assembly and illegal detention” Landge said He added “The five accused knew each other since they all work at a local newspaper called Daksh Police Times registered at Kandivli We have called the editor of the newspaper” For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express AppWritten by Agencies | London | Published: October 5 2010 2:16 pm Related News Russell Brand was prompted by his “masculine obligation” when he went all out to protect his fiancee Katy Perry from the paparazzi at an airport last month and got arrested as a result The incident at Los Angeles Airport saw the British comedian hit out at photographers allegedly trying to take photos up Perry’s skirt I tried to fulfill my masculine obligation to protect the woman that I love…” Brand told UK TV host Lorraine Kelly adding that the matter “is subject to legal inquiries” After the lash outthe stand-up artist has been slapped with legal proceedings on charges of battery and is due to appear in court on October 15 “I’ve got to go to courtso I probably have to be careful about what I say in case I land myself into a complicated legal quagmire” said the 35-year-old actor MeanwhileBrand is considerably smitten by his singer fiancee and calls his relationship “the most normal” he’s ever had “She’s a challenging individual to be in love withbut I think that’s no coincidence She’s a remarkable person and very engaging and interesting and intriguing” said Brand The couple are due to be married this month in a lavish seven-day long ceremony in India For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: September 18 2017 10:48 pm Singapore Grand Prix saw a crash in the first lap (Source: AP) Related News Sebastian Vettel’s temperament is under the spotlight again after the Ferrari driver’s hopes of seizing back the Formula One lead disappeared in a few seconds of mayhem at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday The German his fast-starting team mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen crashed out as they raced to the first corner Stewards summoned all three drivers after the race but decided none was wholly or predominantly to blame The view was not shared by others who either pointed the finger at Verstappen in his last race as a teenager or accused Vettel of needless aggression at a key point in the championship Long before Hamilton had stretched his lead to 28 points with six races remaining Ferrari’s official Twitter feed stated that “VER (Verstappen) took #Kimi7 out and then he went to #Seb5” “What we tweeted was a factual description of events No need to speculate on this” it added later as reaction on social media flared Television footage and in-car cameras showed Raikkonen making a storming getaway from fourth on the grid and around Verstappen on the outside Vettel on pole was slower off the line and steered left to squeeze Verstappen who kept his car straight and was pincered by the Ferraris The Dutch teenager and Raikkonen tangled wheels with the Finn’s car slewing sideways and into Vettel’s before again careering into the Red Bull and also collecting Fernando Alonso’s McLaren “I think initially Sebastian saw I was a little bit better off the line than him so he wanted to close me So he drove to the left” said Verstappen “Maybe he didn’t see Kimi on the left but what do you expect I cannot just move out of the way… I think it was just not very clever” Damon Hill the 1996 world champion was disappointed to see Vettel “pretty much blow his and Ferrari’s championships into smithereens” “Nice one Seb You’re better than that Need to watch that short fuse” said the Briton in a blog post Vettel made a public apology in July after he banged into Hamilton’s Mercedes in a moment of ‘road rage’ at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix while both were following the safety car Former Williams McLaren and Red Bull racer David Coulthard told Britain’s Channel 4 viewers that the crash was “instigated by Seb” Retired Australian driver turned pundit Mark Webber who had a few clashes with Vettel as Red Bull team mates defended Verstappen “If you were pushed for someone to blame then it looks like Seb because he’s the one doing the biggest movement” he said in the Times newspaper “But in the end he wasn’t the one who crashed into Max It was Kimi who crashed into Max Max was innocent in this” Retired triple world champion Niki Lauda now the Mercedes team’s non-executive chairman said it was an incident Vettel could have avoided “If he (Vettel) would not have moved (across) he could have won the race there’s no question about it They were unlucky really in a big way” said the Austrian For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Published: December 28 2016 1:44 pm Music director S S Thaman Top News Popular music director S S Thaman has been roped in to compose music for Chiyaan Vikram and Sai Pallavi’s next yet-to-be-titled flick Thaman has been a top pick for south film industries as the composer is already working with Tollywood star Pawan Kalyan in his next and in Nagarjuna’s horror flick Raju Gari Gadi 2 More from the world of Entertainment: Under Vijay Chander’s direction Vikram’s next features Sai Pallavi The actor shot to fame with her performance in Malayalam film Premam in which she played the role of a young and charming teacher called Malare Pallavi is also paired opposite Dulquer Salmaan in Kali The Vikram-starrer will mark her debut in Tamil as a lead female actor However the official announcement of her inclusion in the star cast is expected to be made soon along with the details of the remaining cast and crew Meanwhile the reports suggested that the film which will go on the floors in January will be completed in a single schedule with 45-50 days of shooting The buzz is that the film is an actioner set in north Chennai Vikram will sport a new look for the film The actor delivered one of Kollywood’s biggest box office blockbusters this year Iru Mugan The untitled film will be directed by Vijay who made his directorial debut last year with Vaalu starring Simbu and it will be produced under SFF banner Besides Vijay’s film Vikram has also given a nod to a few exciting new projects including director Hari’s sequel to his 2003 blockbuster Saamy The film will retain the main star cast from the original including Trisha And the actor has also been tapped for director Gautham Menon’s much-delayed project Dhruva Natchathiram For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Published: July 16 2016 1:00 am Pakistani troops stand guard as an Afghan family enters Pakistan through the border crossing in Torkham (AP Photo) Top News Today Pakistan is troubled by the obligation of self-diagnosis it simply can’t allow because of the long road it has travelled with wrong policies Its new army chief seems to have acted with urgency to stop the fallout of these policies but the burden of correction is too big Adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz says it will trigger a blowback Pakistan can’t afford But reaffirming postures that have brought Pakistan to the brink also trigger international isolation This is what happened last month when Afghan guards on the other side of the Torkham border shot and killed a Pakistani major Defence Minister Khwaja Asif thought he should fling a warning and show Pakistan is capable of striking back But when he said the death would be avenged he mentioned “enemies” who would be punished not Afghanistan The word covered Afghanistan India and — after the Modi visit to the US — America Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry addressing the senate couldn’t resist including the US which was “probably upset over the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC)” Islamabad journalist Imtiaz Gul caught the reaction of a “Chinese friend” after Chaudhry’s strategic gem thus: “Is the US really upset And if it is do Pakistani officials really need to state this so publicly Pakistan should have the confidence to stand on its own two feet Why does it have to present CPEC as a life-jacket” Clearly meant for internal consumption the statements described Pakistan making up for regional isolation with bravado If Pakistan thinks it can stand behind China and avoid self-correction it may be mistaken What bothers President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan and all the neighbours are Pakistan-based elements that also bother China The Chinese contractors working on projects in Pakistan have been murdered in all parts The isolation now obvious enough to hurt the common man can’t be tackled by leaning on China It is not global strategy that is delivering the new blows to Pakistan’s stability but Pakistan’s internal problems The traditional excuse that no one should rebuke Pakistan for internal developments is no longer valid The Chinese complained about the abduction of their nationals in Islamabad in 2007 by terrorists hiding in Islamabad’s Red Mosque an al Qaeda watering-hole but Pakistan was unable to punish the leader of the mosque Later the same al Qaeda-backed cleric defied the Pakistan army saying he wouldn’t call its soldiers martyrs to Islam if they fell fighting the Taliban The same cleric was allowed to become one of the arbiters in Pakistan’s abortive attempt to agree peace with the Taliban The truth is many troublemakers in Pakistan postpone coming back into the orbit of state sovereignty because they see the nonstate actors still calling the shots in policymaking They can do this because the policymakers continue to be scared of being targeted and killed Strategy is based on the realities facing the state It is important to first settle the kind of state one is talking about Is it a powerful state surrounded by weak states Is it a mid-level state that can use leverage if any to make up for its unequal status Let’s accept that in all cases the big equaliser will be the national economy and its global connections; which is why strategy has to be decided by its civilian leaders It becomes particularly relevant if the state is unequal in many respects but has developed a revisionist posture against the status quo Unfortunately Pakistan has favoured the identity of a warrior state articulated mostly by nonstate organisations bemused by the state’s reluctance to wage jihad What Afghanistan is doing on the Durand Line these days is not an act of hubris on the part of a small state but a measured response of a neighbour sensing aggressive isolationism on the part of Pakistan If Pakistan is looking for a way out of this predicament it must look closely at China The rise of China in the world was not hinged on adoption of isolationism but radical rejection of China’s historic introversion through the adoption of free market and economic development The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: May 25 2017 5:35 pm Shenaz Treasury currently a part of the Netflix show Brown Nation will soon be seen in the forthcoming film Munna Micheal Top News Shenaz Treasury who will soon be seen in the forthcoming film Munna Micheal says digital space seems to have taken over from the small screen when it comes to grabbing the attention of the youth Shenaz who is fondly remembered as a lively video jockey and as Alisha Sahay from the 2003 film “Ishq Vishk” is currently a part of the Netflix show “Brown Nation” She is also very active on social media with her travel-vlogging show See a few latest pics ofShenaz Treasury: Asked if she thinks the digital space is the next big thing Shenaz told IANS: “I don’t think people watch too much TV anymore I don’t I watch everything online… I consume so much media through Instagram and Facebook too Yes it’s already the big thing TV and appointment viewing is a thing of the past for the youth” In the Sabbir Khan directed “Munna Micheal” Shenaz will be seen playing a TV host The film also features debutante Nidhhi Agerwal The Eros International and Viki Rajani’s action-music entertainer also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in an all-new avatar It is based on the story of Munna a street boy from Teen Batti slum locality here He loves dancing and grows up idolising King of Pop Michael Jackson For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News I would like to improve in all three facets, “Nadeem played a key role in having Ansari join Lashkar-e-Toiba and took him to different training centres in Pakistan.The government has accorded ? “The bus was in complete tatters. and all? 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[email protected] — Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) June 19 2016 Taking a dig at the BJP over its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir the Shiv Sena chief said "We do not enter into an alliance of helplessness and don’t enter into dubious tie-ups" The 25-year-old alliance between both the parties is on shaky grounds with the Shiv Sena chief slamming the BJP government on its policies and decisions The fact that the Sena had not invited their ally to the event could be signal that the party wants to contest the BMC electionsindependently in 2017 The party was voted to office first in 1995 in alliance with the BJP and in 2014 piggybacking on the BJP besides a nominal share in power at the Centre under both NDA regimes headed by then Prime Minister AB Vajpayee and now Prime Minister Narendra Modi Perhaps out of sheer habit while in government it continues to run riot as ‘the embedded opposition’ occasionally even embarrassing the official Opposition parties Gone are the days when ‘Tiger’ Thackeray’s personality his fiery speeches and bold writings through Marmik Saamana and Dopahar Ka Saamana managed to hold the party together and terrorised all Opposition within and outside After nephew Raj Thackeray walked out and formed a new party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena the party saw the exit of loyalists like Chhagan Bhujbal Narayan Rane and Sanjay Nirupam Among the current crop many potentially strong leaders like Manohar Joshi are sidelined or retired some others have been softened with ministerial posts and many more are simply ignored The Sena continues to lack a strong party organisation a support base mostly restricted to some urban centres like Mumbai Thane Palghar Pune Aurangabad and Nashik It is still struggling in other parts of the state and obsessed with local level politics to capture civic bodies The party is now looking up to current chief Uddhav Thackeray who in turn keeps glancing at son Aditya as the party totters on behind them With inputs from IANS By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 5 2016 2:11 pm Actor Varun Dhawan who will be seen in Judwaa 2 says the film is a big responsibility and he is looking forward to work with Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez Top News Actor Varun Dhawan who will be seen in Judwaa 2 says the film is a big responsibility and he is looking forward to work with Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez Varun will be seen in second version of Salman Khan starrer Judwaa The movie will be directed by Varun’s father filmmakerDavid Dhawan who also helmed the 1997 hit “I always wanted to work with Taapsee She has done great work like in ‘Pink’ I have worked with Jacqueline Fernandez before and it’s fun to work with her again I think Judwaa 2 is a big responsibility” Varun told reporters here last night at star screen awards There were reports that Varun will be seen in Zoya Akhtar’s film When asked about it he said “No there is no truth to that” Varun 29 will be seen next in Badrinath Ki Dhulania opposite Alia Bhatt “The film will release during the festival of Holi in March next year It’s a special film and I am passionate about it There is a special message also in the film so it’s important” Varun won best actor in comedy role award for Dishoom at the Star screen awards last night “It’s (best actor comic award) special as my family has been associated with comedy It’s more special as it’s directed by my brother Rohit This is the first award show of the season and it feels great” he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 23 2017 2:44 am Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Top News The Bombay Development Directorate (BDD) chawls redevelopment work spread across 9286 acres and costing Rs 16000 crore was inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday The redevelopment work undertaken to provide bigger and better houses for tenants has ensured that 68 per cent of prime land in Worli (Central Mumbai) will be dedicated to residents who will get 625 sq ft homes with a carpet area of 500 sq ft The remaining 32 per cent of the land on which the houses will be build would be allowed for commercial sale by the developers “The inordinate delay in taking the project forward for the past 21 years was because of the vested interests of the previous governments and some people As a result thousands of chawl residents were deprived of redevelopment project including better homes and infrastructure in the vicinity” Fadnavis said Apart from the BDD chawl there are around 14000 dilapidated structures whose redevelopment would also be taken up and the work is expected to be completed in the next two years he added The BDD chawl which is an integral identity of Mumbai city also marks one of the biggest housing projects in India While indicating that the previous government lacked the initiative to develop the BDD chawl because it had vested interest in the prime land worth several hundred crores Fadnavis said “Instead of BDD chawl residents the previous government’s concern was vested interest” He added: “To pave the way for quick redevelopment work I even made amendments in the existing Act to facilitate better houses and civic amenities for the people We have ensured that the redevelopment would bring maximum benefit to the residents and not the private developers The project is not developer-driven as was being done in the past” Elaborating on the project the chief minister said almost 68 per cent of the land would be reserved for rehabilitation of residents who will be provided with bigger accommodation from the existing 160 sq ft “In the remaining 32 per cent land houses would be built for sale component by the developers to make it commercially viable as they would fund the project” The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has been appointed as the nodal agency for the project Lower Parel and Naigaum chawls will be developed in the first phase for which Larsen &Tourbo and Sahapoorji Pallonji have started work While indicating that the project would be complete in seven years an official said: “The redevelopmentwould generate 16000 affordable houses”Tenants have been living in these chawls that were built during 1920 and 1925 and the rents are still as low as Rs 100 Officials said the Naigaun chawl project would be worth Rs 3100 crore and the Lower Parel project would cost Rs 2900 crore For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News? 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