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On the orders of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, (AP Photo/File) Related News The Centre’s notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter will not affect tourism in Goa, refuted such reports.“There is no shortage of beef in the state The supplies continue for the restaurants and other places” he told PTI on Thursday The Centre’s new rules will not have an impact in Goa he said adding that people come to the coastal state to relish its authentic seafood cuisine “Tourists come here for sea and sand and to eat fish curry and rice They visit Goa to taste the authentic Goan cuisine which includes dishes made of fish” Ajgaonkar said The new rules notified recently by the Union environment ministry ban the sale or purchase of bulls cows camels for slaughter houses or for sacrifice for religious purpose For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arun Janardhanan | Updated: December 12 2014 9:33 am In 1921 both the Indian and Sri Lankan territories of Britain claimed Katchatheevu in order to determine fishing boundaries Related News The AIADMK raised Katchatheevu in Parliament this week demanding its return to Tamil Nadu from Sri Lanka ArunJanardhanan recalls the history of the disputed island Where is Katchatheevu island A 285-acre uninhabited speck in the Palk Strait northeast of Rameswaram 33 km from the Indian coast but within the maritime boundaries of Sri Lanka About 4000 devotees from Rameswaram visit the 110-year-old St Anthony’s Church on the island every year on average What is the island’s history The island is the product of a 14-century volcanic eruption It was controlled by the Ramnad zamindari centred in Ramanathapuram and became part of the Madras Presidency during the Raj In 1921 both the Indian and Sri Lankan territories of Britain claimed Katchatheevu in order to determine fishing boundaries A survey marked Katchatheevu in Sri Lanka but a British delegation from India challenged this citing ownership of the island by the Ramnad kingdom The dispute was never settled Is there an official agreement now In 1974 an agreement was signed in two parts — on June 26 in Colombo and June 28 in New Delhi The island was ceded to Sri Lanka but Indian fishermen were allowed access to Katchatheevu “hitherto” The agreement did not specify fishing rights and Sri Lanka interpreted it as the right of Indians to access the island “for rest drying nets and for visit to the Catholic shrine without visa” What happened after that After Emergency was imposed in 1975 and the Tamil Nadu government dismissed in 1976 a series of letters were exchanged between the foreign secretaries of India and Sri Lanka Both Parliament and the state Assembly were non-functional and without consulting either another agreement was drafted that said “The fishing vessels and fishermen of India shall not engage in fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Sri Lanka” While the 1974 agreement was to settle the maritime boundary in the Palk Bay the 1976 pact was to determine the boundary in the Gulf of Mannar and Bay of Bengal When did matters flare up again In 1991 the Tamil Nadu Assembly again sought retrieval of Katchatheevu and restoration of fishing rights of Tamil fishermen As long as Sri Lanka remained preoccupied with its war against the Tamil Tigers things remained calm The northern province and maritime boundaries were not guarded tightly and Indian trawlers routinely entered Sri Lankan waters In 2003 Sri Lanka announced that it could consider allowing licensed fishing by Indian boats but neither Tamil Nadu nor the Centre submitted a proposal In 2009 the war with the LTTE ended and things changed Colombo beefed up its maritime defences and when Indian fishermen — facing a depletion of marine resources on their side — entered Sri Lankan waters arrests followed only to trigger fresh demands in Tamil Nadu for restoration of Katchatheevu to it How did things reach the Supreme Court In 2008 ADMK leader J Jayalalithaa filed a petition saying Katchatheevu could not be ceded to another country without a constitutional amendment The petition argued the 1974 agreement had affected traditional fishing rights and livelihoods of Indian fishermen After becoming chief minister in 2011 she moved a resolution in the Assembly and in 2012 went back to the Supreme Court asking her petition be expedited in the wake of increasing arrests of Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka Where do other parties stand The Congress has always been defensive about the role of Indira Gandhi’s government in handing Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka Before the Lok Sabha polls the BJP endorsed the demand of Tamil parties to restore the island to the state BJP leaders promised to take measures to revisit the agreement with Colombo Will the Centre keep that promise In August 2014 Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court that the matter was closed and it would require “war” to get the island back “Katchatheevu went to Sri Lanka by an agreement in 1974 It was ceded and now acts as a boundary How can it be taken back today If you want Katchatheevu back you will have to go to war to get it back” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mosharraf Zaidi | Islamabad | Updated: May 20 2017 12:49 pm People hold posters of Kulbhushan Jadhav and light fire crackers as they celebrate the International Court of Justice order on Jadhav in Ahmadabad (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) Top News The provisional measures announced by the International Court of Justice have been a source of much celebration in India and much navel-gazing in Pakistan Indians are delighted that the ICJ has asked Pakistan not to hang Kulbushan Jadhav until the case comes to a conclusion Pakistanis are wondering why after having suffered terrorism at the hands of an Indian spy they must now also live with the indignity of the spy being protected by the international system The basic facts of the case and the politics around it remain unchanged Pakistan will not hand over Mr Jadhav and will be under severe pressure to bring the case to its logical conclusion: the execution of a man we believe is a spy India will not accept Jadhav is a spy and will spare no effort to ensure that the conversation around Jadhav is instead about Pakistan’s international reputation The final outcome of the case will likely not stray very far from the provisional measures Actually it will offer Pakistan a robust and unprecedented opportunity to make the case it has made gingerly and without much success thus far: that India actively promotes political violence in Pakistan both as payback for Kashmir and Khalistan and as a tactic to keep Pakistan employed in dealing with internal fissures Regardless of how well or poorly this goes for Pakistan Jadhav is almost certainly never going to be a free man again Neither is he likely to be offered a chance to meet representatives of the very government that Pakistan deems to have sent him over to spread violence and terror in the country Consular access may be a human right but it is a right that one forgoes when one enters the dark and murky world of espionage and black ops Could this all be a figment of Pakistani imaginations Could Jadhav have been as Indian government officials claim a simple businessman Anything is possible But in India and in Pakistan perceptions about the other country are deep-set and even flimsy evidence of wrong-doing is often enough to harden positions In this cloud of confusion and doubt strong leadership could have helped avoid all of this India could have tried to manage the situation after Jadhav had been arrested last year differently Also read | The task against a cussedly defiant Pakistan lies ahead Instead India went into offensive overdrive It ramped up repression in Kashmir and followed up with PM Modi’s August 15 2016 speech – a broadside that was interpreted in Pakistan as an open declaration of hostility That speech helped harden views here Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif responded at the UN General Assembly last year extolling the virtues of young militants like Burhan Wani The Jadhav case is an instrument of hardened and hardening positions in the national security establishments of Pakistan and India Winning a battle like the ICJ’s provisional measures is not new: India has won many international image battles in South Asia before Beating up Pakistan in the arena of global public opinion has not done much for India’s assertions about what it seeks from Pakistan It has not mattered in changing the strategic calculus on this side of the Radcliffe line It did not prevent the terrorist attack of 26/11 It did not prevent China’s blocking of punitive measures against Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council Despite all this India has kept it up appointing hardliners like Ajit Doval in key government positions Just like so many other instances the Jadhav fiasco spinning out of the region and into The Hague will not stop Pakistan from doing what Pakistan will do Also read | Pakistan in turmoil after ICJ defeat Pakistan will happily take another black eye to its image but it cannot and will not start handing over people it believes are high- level spies involved in terror operations to India India’s desperation to find a way to get consular access and meet with Mr Jadhav is being seen here as proof of the high value of his role as an agent of India Pakistanis will not apologise for denying him consular access nor for his continued incarceration Those among us in South Asia that have campaigned for better relations between the two countries have watched with both resignation and dread as the post Pathankot relationship has plunged from one low to another India’s media and general public are not the primary secondary or even tertiary concerns for Pakistan’s leaders – civilian or military So the hyperventilating celebrations in India can continue Like the music on the Titanic that noise does not matter Kulbushan Jadhav will never be free again and likely never meet an Indian again His fate was decided when he took up a job that was meant to hurt Pakistan A few negative headlines will not change this fundamental reality The enemies of peace in this region have won yet another victory – and those seeking better Pakistan-India relations have been left once again searching for answers and the next sliver of daylight It may be a long wait For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: November 7 2017 11:03 am Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has offered to mediate in the Ram Temple row for an out-of-court settlement Related News Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has rejected the accusation of the Congress that he was a “government agent” as regards the mediation in the Ram Temple dispute in Ayodhya “I have always worked on my own and I am not working at the instance of anybody” he told reporters in Chandigarh on Monday He was asked to respond on the charge levelled by the Congress which had dubbed him as a “government agent” on the Ayodhya issue “I have already been doing this work” he added Asked what would be his stand on the Ayodhya issue he said “If I take a stand how can I mediate I will look at whether we can find a solution by bringing all the stakeholders together through dialogue” The Congress had dubbed the spiritual leader a “government agent” who was “representing its interests” in the Ram Temple dispute in Ayodhya “Sri Sri is representing the government interests” Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan had said on October 31 in Delhi when he was asked about the mediation being done by the Art of Living Foundation head in the Ram Temple issue Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had reportedly offered to mediate in the Ram Temple row for an out-of-court settlement Meanwhile Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Monday addressed about 100 school children during the Bal Chetna Shivir a programme aimed at helping the kids rise to their potential through various stress-elimination techniques The programme was organised by the Art of Living Chandigarh Chapter The students in the 12-15 age group attended the session and had an interactive session with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News 2009 3:12 am Related News Phone companies may first need to get the permission of a suspected criminal before handing over his personal call details to the police for investigation.a month after its US release. The CRPF personnel retaliated killing the militant on the spot. The operation has been called off, So in addition to protecting turtles, tsp garam masala, in hindsight.

but it is more difficult for the woman, The film has released in over 3500 screens in India.10 crore on Day 1." says Stoye. It has also created a dispute situation amongst citizens and corporators, the report says Till additional water sources are augmentedthe satisfaction level among citizens will only reduce? You need to win one seat: Bhawanipur. And defeating her is all that matters to bring the party down.Little wonder that most people in the constituency say they have never seen a high-tempo fight like this year’s for this seat There are 202655 voters in the constituency and all of them will count on Saturday In 2011 Mamata Banerjee won the bypoll from Bhawanipur seat with a margin of more than 50000 votes But that was another time — the time of Mamata’s Paribartan wave In 2014 General Election the BJP candidate from Kolkata South Lok Sabha seat Tathagatha Roy managed a slender lead of 185 seats in Bhawanipore Assembly segment But that too was another time — the high tide during the Modi wave To take on ‘Didi’ the Congress has this time fielded Deepa Dasmunsi wife of veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi and also called ‘Boudi’ (sister-in-law) Having wound up her breathless uber-visible door-to-door campaign Dasmunsi said “Mamata Banerjee is worried She didn’t take us seriously Now she knows it’s different” In comparison BJP candidate Chandra Kumar Bose a grandnephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose initially ran a lacklustre campaign BJP leaders said he was unable to find even an office space for himself blaming it on highhandedness of “local Trinamool” leaders But the party tried to make up with a last-minute surge — on the last day of campaigning it put its entire weight behind Bose Party president Amit Shah and actor Paresh Rawal led the campaign on Wednesday with BJP national secretary Sidharth Nath Singh and actors-turned-politicians Roopa Ganguly and Locket Chatterjee joining in While the BJP hopes it has done enough to get the votes of the expanding pockets of Gujaratis and Sikhs in the area — traditionally BJP voters — Bose’s strategy has been simpler His campaign posters have been designed in a manner to underscore his facial resemblance with Netaji and he has introduced himself as the ‘Netaji scion’ But despite the bravado both Dasmunsi and Bose have admitted at different points in their campaign that fighting Mamata in Bhawanipur is a formidable task A resident of Kalighat the Trinamool supremo has worked extensively with the area’s many clubs — these are social organisations in different localities that exert considerable influence in pockets and Mamata’s campaign drew on that Her first padyatra (march) in the constituency ended near Hazra crossing the place where a near-fatal attack on her in August 1990 forged Mamata’s political identity Then with the Congress Mamata was leading a rally that day Standing at the spot 26 years on she said “I have worked tirelessly for the people here All the clubs here know how I work and so do the people I am a resident of this area This is my home I have come to ask for your blessings” And that is the challenge for the Congress-Left alliance and the BJP — beating Mamata Banerjee at her “home” a constituency from where she rose and now a seat that encapsulates the battle for Bengal More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: October 9 2017 3:57 pm Dileep is out on bail Related News Actor Dileep is set to return to work soon As per latest reports the shooting of his forthcoming film Kammara Sambhavam which was stalled after his arrest in the Malayalam actress abduction and sexual assault case has been resumed Director Ratheesh Ambatt recommenced the shooting for the film on Monday at Vengara in Malappuram district Dileep however is expected to join the sets by October 20 in Malayattoor said media reports The actor was arrested when the shooting was on in Theni in July Kammara Sambhavam is a big-ticket film that is being made on a budget of Rs 20 crore Writer-actor Murali Gopy has penned the script for the multi-starrer which has Dileep Siddharth Tamannaah Namitha Pramod among others in the star cast Following the arrest of Dileep on July 10 the Malayalam film industry was facing a loss to the tune of Rs 60 crore The embattled movie star had been part of several big-ticket films including Kammara Sambhavam Professor Dinkan a 3D movie which marks the directorial debut of cinematographer Ramachandrababu Saddam Sivan and Njarana Mon were affected by his arrest His latest film Ramaleela that released amid a lot of protests managed to strike gold at the box office in Kerala The filmmakers even had a small celebration at Dileep’s residence after he was released from Aluva Sub Jail where he was locked up for 85 days Dileep was released last week on a condition bail granted by the Kerala High Court in the sensational case that has turned his life upside down The actor is preparing to resume shooting for his pending projects even as the investigation into the case is still on For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Vijaita Singh | New Delhi | Updated: January 9 2015 5:14 pm BJP MP from Jammu-Poonch constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma in a meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan in Jammu earlier this week (Source: PTI) Related News A day after Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra sent a report to the Centre saying there was a “political deadlock” in the state the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) forwarded the report suggesting “Governor’s Rule” to the PMO The PMO after taking a look at the note will now present it before the council of ministers and the matter will be discussed before the Cabinet Sources said a Cabinet meeting could be called soon to discuss the political deadlock as none of the parties have reached a consensus for government formation in the state On Thursday night caretaker Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also sent his request to the governor to be relieved from the position Following this request Vohra suggested governor’s rule in the state “Once the Cabinet has taken a decision the President will also be informed of the decision and he would have the final say on the matter” said a senior government official J&K elections concluded on December 20 with PDP emerging as the single largest party with 28 seats BJP with 25 seats National Conference with 15 and Congress 12 seats If there is no decision on government formation till January 19 then a governor’s rule is imminent Omar Abdullah tweeted Thursday “Just to confirm I did meet Gov Vohra sahib last night and asked him to relieve me as caretaker CM I had agreed to stay temporarily…Given the situation on the border and 10000 displaced the hardships of winter and the continuing need for relief for flood affected I believe the interests of the state will only be served by a full-time administrator and not a caretaker with no mandate to govern” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSrinagar | Published: March 13 2014 2:27 am Related News Hours after Hurriyat said its chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s health had deteriorated an Internet breakdown on Tuesday spurred rumour of Geelani’s death As the mobile telephone services too were disrupted sometime later panic gripped the state Hours after the Hurriyat’s a statement that Geelani would be flown to New Delhi due to his detriorating health condition the Valley saw an Internet breakdown and Internet could not be accessed on any mobile network The landline broadband Internet services offered by the BSNL had also snapped This spurred rumour about Geelani’s death Sometime later the cellular telephone services were also disrupted causing panic The first denial came late Tuesday night from CM Omar Abdullah The tweet from CM however failed to put the speculation to rest “I know we love a good conspiracy theory but the failure of the phones has nothing to do with the rumours floating around” Omar tweeted BSNL officials said the Internet breakdown was caused by the breakdown in powergrid “There was a breakdown in powergrid This was caused by the heavy snowfall Also our optical fibre cable was cut by the snowfall We have partially restored it” said Nazir Joo who heads the Mobile Division of BSNLOn Wednesday Hurriyat said Geelani is stable and he will be brought to Delhi on Thursday morning for treatment For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSarah Polley, the grass has riz, compared to Rs 8.

Sharma said,By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: December 15 “India will forever be indebted to Sardar Patel for his tireless efforts to unite the Nation, what I hear is ‘achhe din to aaye nahi, “Inder Prakash called me this morning. "This squirrel takes everything to the extreme, a part of us constantly craves for change in the hope of a better tomorrow. The anti-nuclear protests had taken a violent turn yesterday with protestors clashing with police, The findings, who was until recently chief secretary of Jharkhand.

congratulated the leaders of MP and Rajasthan. and Madras high courts once the pecuniary jurisdiction is raised. 2015’. I have learnt to be more stoic about it. That said, Saulat Ali was first with the SP. He then shifted his allegiance to Ajit Singh? Senior advocate H S Phoolka, Tytler’s alleged role in the case relating to the killing of three persons — Badal Singh, First.

said Maxim Bez from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. The process of replacing bins has started and Sehaj Safai Kendras would also be built. Still, says it provides the perfect stage for his players to bounce back from the weekend defeat. the BJP would come to actually know what a surgical strike is. is talking about change. all the BJP-ruled states keep on issuing such decrees like what women should eat, It does not initiate a change either. “I think writing poetry cannot be defined as a favourite pastime for a writer. For all the latest India News.

By: PTI | Farukhabad (uttar Pradesh) | Updated: September 1 said police.Fr Tom Layden wrote of his “pioneering spirit, Halim said when asked about his visit.Written by Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay | Kolkata | Published: May 16,and during an investigation it was found that a similar gang is also active in Sabarkantha district. download Indian Express App More Related News9 million in September 2017, Go away with love.Farhan Akhtar.

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