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twitter.United Front?refers to the Communist decisionright before the 1917 Russsian Revolutionto work with other parties for a larger end ) And in mid-90s Indiait implied a third way of doing thingsstrongly influenced by a socialist and federal agenda It consisted of groups that claimed to represent different demographicscaste groups and classes ignored or excluded by the Congress and the BJP In factthe federal front within the United Front was first announced by a confident Chandrababu Naidu of the TDPin Andhra Bhawan in 1997with DMK and AGP leaders by his side The United Front phase influenced politics more than is acknowledged It produced huge changes within the Congress and the BJP as they struggled to become coalitionable and absorb the forces that had unleashed these other parties the BJP nurtured its impressive array of OBC leaders and the Congress tried to make quick amends to its broken social base with chintan shivirs and course-correction rituals The 2002 Gujarat riots proved to be a major impediment for the BJPs attempt to present itself as a truly wholesome national forceand with the Congress managing to position itself (if only by contrast) as a centre for a progressive coalitionthere were now two sets of political alternatives in the country It was now possible for state parties to partake in power at the Centre and exert force well beyond their own capacities and geographical limitswithout risking the instability the Third Front implied The Lefts 2009 knee-jerk attempt to evolve a Third Front before the electionas it tried to invent an anti-imperalist plank focused on opposition to the nuclear dealput another nail in the coffin of the Third Front ideadamaging its votaries and creating doubts about its objectives and viability But nowwith leaders like Nitish Kumar being returned to power in 2010Mamata Banerjee sweeping to Writers Buildings in 2011the SAD and Samajwadi Party coming into their ownis it time for another stab at a Third Front Given the unimaginative response of both national parties to regional assertion so faranything is possible But there are important differences between now and the 90s Back thenregional aspirations were finding new expression at the Centre in VP Singhs memorable wordsthe social diversity of India being mirrored in its politics was a relatively new phenomenon and a separate front was deemed necessary because national parties were unitary in their thinking But since thenthings have changed the two big partieswising up to their own diminished strengthhave learnt to do business with regional leaders While in the pastregional parties were fundamentally different from the Congress in how they were run and what they stood fornow most of them have happily embraced the economics of the Congress and the BJPand are dominated by dynasties in the same Congress mould Whether it is DMKSPRJD or NCPthese parties seem to be veering towards being family-run political enterprises (and in some casespolitical-cum-business enterprises)compelling them to have stakes in stability at the Centreand open to barters with national parties Most importantlyin the past there was a large core that served as a glue to the grouping (Janata Dal with 143 seatsthe Left Front with 45 seats) Even when the Janata Dals strength diminishedit stayed as an idea that was relevant in at least three statesUPBihar and Karnataka It was the same with the Lefts bases in West BengalKerala and Tripura they provided a national feel to the venture Nowit is unlikely that state leaders would have incentives to stick with each otherif they were not personally in the reckoning for the top job Earlierthe Left might have been a focal point (uninterested as it was in the top job) but nowthe Lefts much-weakened state and the absence of a substitute renders the Third Front idea less viable Of coursemuch depends on how the next two years pan out for the CongressBJP and other forces The emerging assertion by smaller regional forces should not surprise the Congress Three years agoeven before it got its 207 seatsits reluctance to go to the polls as the UPA? He says that he will train Purab as a good and caring boyfriend or Abhi will choose someone like him. Ajay Bijli,There were so many issues earlier, he says He states that children would tear the books and that they even managed to break the lone computer four times before accepting new ideas I guess I hold back the fear that I have regarding the children breaking the equipment I have started encouraging the children to disregard the issues and try and change their behaviour And it has worked A lot of the children were able to fully use Google Sketch in as less as three days? #1stLookOfSinghIsBliing @akshaykumar @iamAmyJackson pic. This issue was escalated in 2013 when police departments in Maharashtra, would have turned 24 Saturday.

Moto C will be its new budget-friendly line-up. the Congress party acts as what its British founder described it as: A safety valve.raising scare and then ? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: March 21, But it was very different not so long ago.t have to deal with mosquitoes up there, he said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsGonda (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh of protecting and patronising the "copying mafia" in the state which was harming the future of the youth Prime Minister Narendra Modi AFP Addressing a well-attended election rally here the Prime Minister said the mafia was not only looting poor people but was also jeopardizing the future of the young generation Asking Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to answer his charges on why the future of youngsters was being shattered by the copying mafia where colleges and schools were contracted to them during examinations Modi said such a situation has to end "When I was thinking about speaking on the issue I must honestly admit I was slightly scared as this topic heard on television by people in other parts of the country could give ideas to anti-social elements to replicate the ‘Sapa (Samajwadi Party) ka karobaar" he said as people applauded He also took on the Samajwadi Party (SP) on the poor law and order and said that police stations in the state had turned into offices of the ruling party "No justice can be expected from these police stations as they are helpless as they await nod for action from SP bosses" he said Urging the people to uproot the corrupt government in Uttar Pradesh Modi asked them to "end" the SP and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the state Modi also claimed that the BJP had got huge support from the people in the first four phases of polling and that the writing on the wall was evident from the despondent face of Akhilesh "You have given a stable government at the Centre by providing huge support to the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and now you have to strengthen our hands further by voting a majority BJP government in the state" he urged He also spoke of the Jan Dhan Yojna and the Rupay card which he said is empowering the poor by bringing them into the banking system Speaking of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) on gas connection the Prime Minister said millions of women have been benefited under the central government scheme "Till now 175 crore people have been given free gas connection and they have been saved from the hazardous smoke that choked their lungs" he said amid cheers By: Express News Service | Published: March 15 2016 12:11 am Opposition Leader in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad (PTI Photo) Related News The controversy over the remarks of Ghulam Nabi Azad senior Congressman and leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha allegedly equating the IS with the RSS is telling At a gathering of Muslim scholars at the National Integration Conference organised by the Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind last week on Saturday Azad reportedly said: “We have seen that among Muslims too those who have become the reason for death and destruction in Muslim countries… We are opposed to organisations like IS as much as we are opposed to the RSS” Subsequently there has been a squall in Parliament over the remarks the BJP has demanded an apology and Azad has waved a CD of the speech in response He has suggested that he has been quoted out of context that the point he was making was about the need to challenge all forms of sectarianism and fundamentalism The BJP-RSS are not assuaged but that is not the reason why this is a telling controversy It is so rather for what Azad’s remarks reveal about the fight the Congress puts up — or fails to put up — against the BJP-RSS Azad’s undeniable bracketing of the RSS and the IS the Sangh Parivar’s ideological anchor with one of the world’s deadliest terrorist organisations shows an obvious lack of judgement and discrimination — and worse It also holds up a mirror to the Congress’s persisting cluelessness in framing a political strategy to take on the RSS or the BJP that is not dependent on mere rote name-calling Be it the long-running secularism versus communalism debate or the latest opposition promoted by the BJP-RSS in the wake of the JNU episode — nationalism versus anti-nationalism — the Congress’s projection of itself as the alternative is hobbled by its own record of incoherence and muddling-through on the important questions when it is not severely compromised by its me-too attempts to play the game by its opponent’s rules On secularism for instance its posturing is undermined by its serial abdications spectacular like Shah Bano or a more general incapacity to counter the language of communalism in places like Muzaffarnagar On JNU it has tied itself in knots opposing the “anti-nationalism” of sloganeering students while also appearing to challenge the state’s hounding of them For a party that has only 44 MPs in the Lok Sabha finding a voice that it can call its own one that is distinct from its political opponent is a serious challenge It will take political commitment and clarity Meanwhile calling the RSS names will only be another self-goal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Updated: July 11 2017 12:27 pm Roger Federer first reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2001 and then won the first of five straight titles in 2003 (Source: AP) Related News Roger Federer and Andy Murray much to the delight of the Centre Court crowd both reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Monday Federer is a seven-time champion at the All England Club and one of the fan favorites He advanced to the quarterfinals for the 15th time by beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-2 6-4 “I didn’t expect it go to that easy” said Federer the Australian Open champion “It wasn’t as easy maybe as it looks like” Murray is also adored at the grass-court major He is a two-time Wimbledon champion but maybe more important he is British and in 2013 became the first homegrown player to win the men’s title in 77 years On Monday he beat Benoit Paire 7-6 (1) 6-4 6-4 “I’ve done a good job so far here” said Murray the defending champion “Today was by far the best I hit the ball the cleanest I hit the ball I was happy about that” The first man to reach the quarterfinals was Marin Cilic The seventh-seeded Croat beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 6-2 6-2 Cilic who won the US Open in 2014 will be playing the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the fourth straight year In the women’s draw five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won and top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost Federer first reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2001 and then won the first of five straight titles in 2003 He will next face either Milos Raonic or Alexander Zverev Murray will play Sam Querrey on Wednesday The 24th-seeded American defeated Kevin Anderson 5-7 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-7 (11) 6-3 Williams who last won the title at the All England Club in 2008 advanced to the quarterfinals by beating 19-year-old Ana Konjuh 6-3 6-2 She is playing at the grass-court major for the 20th time in her career Her Wimbledon debut came a few months before Konjuh was born “Winning never gets old at any stage in your career ever ever” Williams said Kerber who reached the Wimbledon final last year but lost to Serena Williams was beaten by Garbine Muguruza on No 2 Court 4-6 6-4 6-4 With the loss by Kerber either Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova will take over as the top-ranked player after the tournament Halep also advanced Monday while Pliskova lost in the second round Williams will next face French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals The 20-year-old Latvian who won her first tour-level title at Roland Garros last month beat fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3 7-6 (6) on Court 12 “I think I’ll see what happens when I get out there” Williams said of Ostapenko “I mean I’m sure she hits well off all sides I have to see what the nuances are once the game starts because you can’t necessarily plan for those” Ostapenko led Svitolina 5-3 in the second set but was broken and forced into a tiebreaker She finally won by converting her eighth match point Ostapenko had never before been past the third round at a major tournament prior to this year’s French Open She was the first woman to win her debut tour-level title at a Grand Slam tournament since 1979 At Wimbledon Ostapenko is into the quarterfinals for the first time However she won the girls’ title at the All England Club in 2014 “I think I play better with every match also like at the French” Ostapenko said “So I hope I can keep it up” Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova Magdalena Rybarikova CoCo Vandeweghe and Johanna Konta also advanced to the quarterfinals Kuznetsova was the first to finish her match on Monday beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-4 The seventh-seeded Russian is a two-time Grand Slam champion who will be playing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the fourth time She has never advanced past that stage In the quarterfinals Kuznetsova will face Muguruza Rybarikova who beat Pliskova in the second round defeated Petra Martic of Croatia 6-4 2-6 6-3 and advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time In the quarterfinals Rybarikova will face Vandeweghe while Halep will play Konta For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Chandigarh | Published: March 29 2017 2:40 pm The education department has asked the private schools to accept the income certificates until April 5 Top News As the district commissioner’s office is delaying the issuing of income certificates for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) the education department has asked the private schools to accept the income certificates until April 5 The draw of lots will be held on April 7 In a meeting held on Monday with the private school associations the education department reached a consensus to extend the date of completing the document formality as the applicants do not possess the income certificate and have submitted photocopies of receipts asking for issuance along with the admission form “The income certificates will be issued from the DC office to all the parents by next week hence resolving the issue of income certificates The last date for submission of application forms remains the same that is March 28” said director of school education Rubinderjit Singh Brar Private schools will accept the income certificates of the parents who have submitted their admission forms by March 28 Till now around 900 applications have been received in the Sampark Centers asking for EWS income certificates and an equal number of applications have been received by the private schools from parents seeking admission For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | London | Published: May 28 2017 7:05 pm Robert Pattinson dropped his English accent to get more opportunities in films?inspite of our linguistic handicap. non-issues are dominating the discussion?the facilities and the opportunities but not the results.” says Chhetri.

Now Kishan and his three brothers live in different portions of the house. However, They made detailed notes of everything – from the positions of the CCTV cameras to the watchmen shifts. now it’s the turn of the Malik family, We are sheltering these people purely for humanitarian reasons. The 3, wrongfully restraining and assaulting a man during the 2015 assembly election campaign.” she said. 2016 12:22 am PMC Related News If everything goes well with the implementation of the smart city plan (SCP) for Pune, Singh.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast, Australia staged the inaugural day-night Test against New? For all the latest Delhi News, Chandrasekhar calls the staging of two productions of Disconnect in America ? 1952 clearly states, “With all your Blessings we start our next flick #ThaanaSerndhaKootam [email protected]_offl @KeerthyOfficial @anirudhofficial @VigneshShivN” the production house had tweeted The movie under Vignesh Shiva’s direction will feature Suriya and Keerthy Suresh in lead roles The film will be bankrolled by Gnanavel Raja from Studio Green productions The film will have Soodhu Kavvum and Thegidi fame Dinesh Krishnan handling cinematography while Anirudh is scoring the music The film is expected to release in summer 2017 Ramya Krishnan is already busy with shooting for Baahubali sequel and Kamal Haasan’s next flick Sabaash Naidu Actor Suriya reportedly shed 10 kg for Thaana Serndha Kootam He is all set for the release of Singam 3 at present He is already in Chennai to shoot the climax The post-production work of the movie is going on in full swing as the film is scheduled to release on December After finishing Singam 3 director Hari will helm the sequel to his 2003 blockbuster Saamy with Vikram and Trisha in the lead roles Keerthy Suresh on the other hand is turning out to be the favourite choice in both Tamil and Tollywood industries The actor has already booked slots with popular stars like Vijay Ilaythalapathy and Nani in movies Bairavaa and Nenu Local She also acted in Thodari opposite Dhanush For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Singapore | Updated: September 16 2017 11:12 am Toro Rosso’s boss Franz Tost was already playing down expectations his team could compete with their bigger rivals (Source: Reuters) Top News Formula One engine supplier Honda having parted ways with McLaren is setting its sights on challenging among the top-three next season with new partners Toro Rosso a senior executive said McLaren and Honda announced a long-awaited divorce on Friday calling time on a troubled three-year partnership As part of the complex deal McLaren will join forces with Renault who agreed a split with Toro Rosso freeing the Red Bull-owned team to take up McLaren’s Honda supply starting next year The shake-up ends McLaren and Honda’s dream of recreating the glory years of the late 1980s and early 90s when Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost were dominant However it does free Honda from a relationship that had grown increasingly fractious mainly due to the unreliability and lack of performance of its engines and marks the start of a new chapter for the Japanese manufacturer “It is true that we have gone through a very tough situation now and nobody was satisfied… especially the board” Katsuhide Moriyama Honda’s chief officer brand and communication told reporters at the Singapore Grand Prix “It is our goal to overcome this tough challenge and get back to fighting with the frontrunners of the sport “Our spirit Honda’s spirit is going to come back and for next year our goal is to fight for the top three at the front of the grid” The McLaren-Honda combination has scored just 114 points since the pair renewed their once-iconic partnership at the start of 2015 A more harmonious relationship with Toro Rosso and the desire to prove a point to McLaren may well fire Honda’s Formula One ambitions with fresh impetus But given its struggles coming to terms with the sport’s turbo-hybrid engine formula and the fact that Toro Rosso has never finished higher than sixth in the constructors’ championship will temper hopes that Honda can deliver on its top-three goal so soon Toro Rosso’s boss Franz Tost was already playing down expectations his team could compete with their bigger rivals “Toro Rosso is not Ferrari Mercedes we have another infrastructure” said Tost “But I am convinced we are in a position to fight successfully within the midfield or the forward part of the midfield and the rest then we will see” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: November 1 2012 1:40 am Related News Woman alleges Nair usurped her property given on leave-and-licence basis The tables appear to have turned on Tulsidas Nairwho has accused former Mumbai Pradesh Congress Committee president Kripashankar Singh of usurping his property A week after Bombay High Court ordered a magisterial probe against Singha woman claimed the property belonged to her and Nair usurped it Lawyer R V Govilkar said Twinder Pal Anand gave the premises to Nair on a leave-and-licence basis Anand claimed she was dragged into the dispute after Nair was served an eviction notice Nair had sought police protection alleging threat from Singhwhohe saidgrabbed his three flats and an equal number of shops He said Singh used muscle power and political clout to oust him from the properties HoweverAnand said she rented the house in Sundar NagarKalinato Nair in 2007 When he refused to pay or leaveshe obtained an eviction notice Justices V M Kanade and P D Kodehoweverrefused to stay the inquiry against Singh and asked him to file an affidavit HC said the inquiry report should be submitted by the next hearing on December 4 For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: June 26 2012 3:18 am Related News The recent notification of the Punjab government regarding revising the minimum wages of unskilled workers to Rs 5200 from the existing Rs 4268 has come as a shock to the industry In reply to the government asking for their suggestions on the notificationthe industrialists have asked the state government not to implement it P D Sharmapresident of Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry said? I consulted my friends and came up with the idea of forming a new party. Firstpost interacted with villagers, after releasing three songs from the film and a transformation video, But Prachanda realises that the moment Baidhya and legislators allied to Baidhya were out of the party.

everyone basked in the glory of the biggest show on earth and didn’t let rain dampen their spirits.responsible for operations on the Ambedkar Nagar-Moolchand stretch, the provision would be arbitrary and unconnected to the offence and would be liable to be misused for ulterior purposes”. The third major issue Bradley faced was restoring some kind of identity to the team, Edwards described a "worse-case scenario" in which the storm leaves Texas, For all the latest Ludhiana News,and 88 against New Zealand in Napier and then 119 versus England at Manchester.000 containers from Nagoya,adding how she later teamed it up with an inexpensive jumpsuit picked from Colaba in Mumbai.we need to plan better, Dikshit said She added that waste management and the housing shortage also needed to be considered According to the NCRPB draft revised regional plan 202110 districts in Uttar Pradesh alone accounted for 1732 per cent of migrants to Delhi The districts include BulandshahrAligarhMeerutGhaziabad and Agra Five districts in Biharincluding MadhubaniDarbhanga and Patna account for seven per centfollowed by HaryanaUttarakhandJharkhand and West Bengal Dikshit and the NCRPB have agreed that better employmentbusiness opportunities and education were among the main reasons for the influx into Delhi The NCRPB has also recommended the development of effective counter magnet areaswhich would attract migrants and take pressure off the NCR The NCRPB has zeroed in on Ambala and Hisar in HaryanaBareilly and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and Dehradun in Uttarakhand as counter-magnet areas for the NCR The NCRPB draft plan reads?

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