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For all the latest Chandigarh News, 2016 5:38 am Illegal structures being constructed by Commando Caterers at Chandigarh Club.which is making people see elusive solutions to their problems in caste and communal identities,above all,sick man of Asia?the Philippines is now roaring like a tiger and set to influence the regions strategic evolution Thanks to a series of purposeful reforms over the last few yearsthe Philippines is now the fastest growing economy in Asia after China Goldman Sachswhich invented the concept of BRICShas identified the Philippines as one of the 11 emerging economies to watch out for With a population of nearly 100 milliona hard-working labour force and a diaspora of 12 millionManila is likely to become the worlds 15th largest economy by the middle of this century Geography and location make the Philippines a critical factor in Asian geopolitics As an archipelagic nation with more than 7100 islandsthe Philippines straddles the waterways of East Asia that connect the old continent to itselfthe Indian Ocean and the Americas More than three centuries of Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines was overturned by the then rising powerthe United Statesat the turn of the 20th century Japan briefly occupied the Philippines during World War IIbut the US returned and granted full independence to the Philippines Amidst the rise of Chinathe American pivot to Asia and the new Japanese assertivenessthe Philippines has emerged at the heart of the new maritime contestation in the South China Sea Unlike many Asian capitals that are paralysed by the new great power rivalryManila is making bold choices Maritime Pivot If you think of pivot as a noun rather than a verb as in the current American discoursethe Philippines is it in the Indo-Pacific During the Cold Warthe Philippines hosted one of the biggest American naval bases in the world at the Subic Bay Along with the Clark air basethe Philippines provided the military pivot from which US armed forces could dominate Asias waters After the Filipinos overthrew the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986the democratic dispensation in Manila withdrew the base faculties for America in 1991 Two decades laterconfronted with aggressive territorial push around the islands claimed by the Philippines in the South China SeaManila is renewing its military partnership with the US Manilas rapidly changing relationship with Beijing and Washington was underscored last week in two separate events In the firstthe president of the PhilippinesBenigno Aquinocancelled a planned visit to China Aquino was to attend an ASEAN-China trade expo this week in Nanjingbut called it off at the last minute citing unreasonable Chinese political demands Senior officials in Manila told the press that Beijing wanted the Philippines to withdraw an arbitration case it had filed last January at the UN on the disputed islands in the South China Sea In the secondManila hosted US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to finalise arrangements for a more effective American military presence in the Philippines to counter what it sees as provocative patrolling by the Chinese navy Manila is not offering permanent bases to Washington but negotiating the terms for a credible but rotational presence of US forces in the Philippines A new agreement is expected to be signed by the time US President Barack Obama visits the region for the annual East Asia Summit later this year New Partners As it seeks to rebuild defence ties with the USthe Philippines doesnt want to rely on the US alone Manila wants multiple security partnerships with its Asian friends Overcoming bitter colonial memoriesthe Philippines is reaching out to Japan Tokyo has agreed to beef up the coast guard of the Philippines Manilain turnis likely to offer Japan access to its naval facilities Last weekManila received the Vietnamese defence ministerPhung Qang Thanhas part of a new effort to strengthen security cooperation with Hanoiwhich also faces the brunt of Chinese naval might in the South China Sea The Philippines is also eager for an intensive defence cooperation with Indiabut the current military exchanges between the two countries are rather limited If Delhi is serious about gaining strategic influence in Asiait should be paying a lot more political attention to Manila The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a contributing editor for The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Hyderabad | Updated: December 18 2016 8:27 pm Aamir Khan expressed his wish to work with SS Rajamouli Related News Actor Aamir Khan on Sunday said that if at all filmmaker SS Rajamouli were to make Mahabharata then he would love to play Krishna or Karna “I’m a huge fan of Rajamouli’s work and if he ever plans to make Mahabharata I’d love to play Krishna or Karna I might actually go with Krishna” Aamir told reporters here In the city to promote the Telugu-dubbed version of Dangal he also said he wants to work with actor Pawan Kalyan “I look forward to an opportunity to work with Pawan Kalyan and I also like his brother Chiranjeevi’s work” he said Aamir Khan’s upcoming release Dangal will also release in Telugu and Tamil on December 23 The actor will be playing the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat an Indian wrestler The film talks about women empowerment and stars debutant Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh who play the characters of Mahavir’s daughters – Babita Phogat and Geeta Phogat Also read |I lack the aura around stars like Salman Khan Shah Rukh Khan: AamirKhan The actors along with the director Nitesh Tiwari have been extensively promoting the film The trailer has got great reviews so did the songs but it is to be seen if the film will break records of Salman Khan-starrer Sultan which was also a sports drama film More from the world of Entertainment: Talking about casting Aamir Khan for the role Nitesh said “When we started writing for this film we didn’t keep any actor in mind It doesn’t make any sense to write a film keeping any actor in mind because you get influenced and you write the script according to their strength and weaknesses I wanted to be honest with my writing” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: April 11 2014 9:03 am Related News The rise of Narendra Modi has brought the “F” word into promiscuous use The spectre of fascism is said to be haunting India It is easy to dismiss this concern over fascism as the hyperbole of a crumbling elite that has often used moral outrage as a substitute for addressing genuine political challenges It might be tempting to engage in an argument over the historical specificity of fascism Can the the combination of military power total mobilisation and eliminationism that marked fascism really be reproduced in India But take the core concern beneath the hyperbole seriously The communal atmosphere in some parts of the country is fragile Dozens of riots in UP testify to this As Suhas Palshikar had argued the BJP has regionally varied strategies In UP in particular it involves fishing in troubled communal waters Whatever Narendra Modi’s intentions or change of heart might be is besides the point India still has a communal challenge and ultimately the quality of its democracy will be judged by how it deals with it You don’t have to subscribe to analytically otiose invocations of fascism to wonder what this election means for India’s prospects as a country where no one is targeted for being who they are All sides speak about minorities but few speak to them Whatever Amit Shah’s organisational genius might be his track record should make you nervous about the kind of intimidation he could create If we end up voting for them the morning after we will need to think of the kinds of structures that can mitigate the damage they might do BJP supporters who might bristle at being called fascist would do well to act reassuringly on these concerns The best way to respond to accusations of fascism is not to dismiss them It is to make them look silly by your own exemplariness But those scare-mongering on fascism also need self-reflection Many of those dropping the “F” word also betray a will to simplification that tells you more about those making the accusations than it does about politics The Indian Left is incapable of any dialectical thinking; there is not a trace of reflection on the forces that have brought us to this pass There should be no complacency over the communal question But what is it about the structures of our thinking about communalism that 60 years after Independence we seem to be revisiting the same questions over and over again Is there some deeper phenomenon that the BJP-Congress system seems two sides of the same coin to so many even on this issue The point is not about the political equivalence of two political parties People will make up their own minds But is there something about the way we have conceptualised the problem of majority and minority trapped in compulsory identities that makes communalism the inevitable result Is there something odd when voting for the Samajwadi Party which has done its damnedest to stoke communal tension under the garb of electoral secularism is not fascist by the same standards And does it serve the purpose of any kind of democratic accountability to let a party like the Congress which has done its best to corrode every institution that should be the foundation of protecting equal individual rights for all consistently get a free pass based on fear In short if you are serious about the communal question you will have to think of what it is about the larger political culture that we seem to be trapped in the same discourse all over again The political construction of identities shared across parties has been as much the deep substrate from which this poison springs We also need some historical perspective It is hard to imagine that the same set of urban voters who in 2009 were considered the paragons of social democracy by electing the Congress have all suddenly turned fascist Yes these voters are anxious because India’s growth story is faltering And this is where we need some dialectical thinking Hindu nationalism arose in the 1990s against a backdrop of immense national anxiety: an uncertain economic future various secessionist movements The imperatives of creating coalitions the checks and balances of an immensely complicated institutional structure helped contain its furies though not perfectly Hindu nationalism dissipated somewhat because of the confidence that growth provided Growth created a new churning and a different national narrative It created the circumstances where there was a lot more to lose by violence This did not tragically work in every specific case But the overall effects were to take the edge off investment in destructive identity politics It mitigated some of the psychological anxieties from which the furies of nationalism had stemmed It was the self-confidence and hope in the future that made organisations like the RSS so much less attractive It was the cunning of history that a BJP government unintentionally created the conditions that undermined the anxieties that fuelled Hindu nationalism The anxieties returned somewhat when India’s confidence faltered The critique of fascism is less effective because it is not playing on the right terrain: a growth narrative that can restore India’s confidence But the point is not that voters want to compromise with communalism for the sake of growth What many of them sense more presciently than academics is that if this growth story continues to falter we will create the conditions for the kind of reactionary politics that we have not seen They don’t find the Congress credible any longer or the AAP quite ready They may be misjudging the economic downsides of any non-BJP alternative But to think that the social democrats of 2009 have now created a fascist surge is besides the point The role of incentives can be exaggerated in politics But the incentive structures for the BJP at this moment are very different Large-scale communalisation will in the long run create the very uncertainties that can damage growth Violence may pay in specified local contexts but beyond a point it backfires nationally Democracy cannot be the excuse for immobilising questions of individual liberty and security But invocations of fascism often express a kind of distance from Indian democracy that is also disquieting We are not on the high tide of fascism It is more about a complicated country feeling its way through difficult times fed up with old power structures The “F” word has become a substitute for real thinking We will need to think anew about what incentives and pressures will work in our new context We are on a wing and a prayer But we need to show more intelligence than screaming the “F” word The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakesh Natraj | Published: July 27 2013 2:04 am Related News One hundred ODI games on and the debate on Rohit Sharma is far from being settled As much as the ease of Rohits strokeplay convinces people of his talenthis temperament and technique continue to elicit doubt Against Zimbabwe in the second ODI at Harare there was something depressingly familiar about Rohits dismissal — an airy shot against the new ball flew to second slip It was not too different from his dismissal in the previous gameor for that matterfrom several dismissals through his career Rohit would certainly have eyed the Zimbabwe series with interest The opposition was weak but more significantlyfor the first time in his careerhe was in a position to prove himself a consistent hit In 12 games before the Zimbabwe tourhe had run up five half-centuries and was coming off a Man of the Tournament performance in the West Indies Two edges and 21 runs (from two games) laterRohit finds himself sliding the habitual slide He made his debut in 2007but it wasnt until the tri-series in Zimbabwe in 2010 that he had a standout tournamentscoring two hundreds and averaging 8666 In the next 15 games across four seriesRohit made 245 runs at an average of 175 The poor run through the second half of 2010 pretty much cost him a place in the World Cup squad Post World CupRohit hit form once more when the West Indies visited India in late 2011with three 50s in five games Againhe underwhelmed immediately afterscoring 168 runs in 14 subsequent games (over four series) at 1292 Rohit came to Zimbabwe with the best chance to build on a steady run He had had a great tour of the West Indies (217 runs at 5425) and during the earlier Champions Trophy campaignestablished himself at the top of the order Any kind of run here and he would have headed to what is surely going to be a testing tour of South Africa with a measure of confidence Insteadhe finds himself taking the customary regressive step after putting his foot forwardlike he has done for much of his ODI career After his 50th gameRohit averaged 3152 After 100 gamesthe batsman now averages 3179 (Raakesh is a principal correspondentbased in New Delhi) [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Published: June 16 2012 3:08 am Related News Who has executive authority in Nepals vacuum Nepal currently finds itself in a deep state of constitutional breakdown The Constituent Assemblys failure to deliver the constitution has triggered a debate dividing the political spectrum Does Nepal have a functional constitution at the moment Who has executive authority: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattaraiwho was unilaterally designated a caretaker PM by the president without his resigning Or President Ram Baran Yadavwho the interim constitution of 2007 envisaged as the guardian of the constitutionbut in the spirit of a ceremonial head The much-hyped politics of consensus of the four major political parties has collapsed Some legal experts even claim the interim constitution that had life until the delivery of the new constitution has ceased to exist The Doctrine of Eclipse comes into operation nowand with the CAs failure to deliver the constitutionthe eclipse over the Constitution of 1990 is automatically goneand it is automatically revived? After the Emergency,During the race,[email protected] noisy scenes over the alleged attack by CPI woman MLA E S Bijimol on Additional District Magistrate of Idukki district last week as Chief Minister Oommen Chandy termed the her action as a "cheap political stunt". China has a two-pronged strategy.

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” For all the latest Sports News, There were thousands like Verma who shared the same sentiment: watching Sachin play again. Sloane Stephens took the women’s title,who sustained severe injuries on Saturday night in an accident when a car rammed into the auto-rickshaw she was travelling in. the plane crash landed today at 4:45 local time, We had a great time, he said that it is more of a money-making exercise than a proper cricket tournament. Repeated Juventus apporaches into the Monaco area now.considered the most virulent, Communal violence broke out in Muzaffarnagar on that day in which 49 people were killed.

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