The Congress party which has made Rafale fighter jets’ purchase deal as one of its main election plank accusing the union government of escalating the cost per fighter jet from 600 crore to 1700 crores and keeping out the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for assembling and other services of the fighters by bringing in the Reliance defense arbitrarily is holding protest demonstrations in different parts of the country and states in order to mobilise the nation’s electorates against the deal which has been outrightly denied by PM Modi insideand outside parliamentof several ocassions terming it as anhonest and transparent govt to govt deal.

Under its anti Rafale mobilisation campaigns the central state observers are being sent to various states PCCs’ who give lectures to the state party cadres on various negative points of the deal with the Dassault Aviation of France and motivate its party cadres to further disseminate the movement at the district and block levels to aware the people of the various pros and cons of Rafale deal.

As a sequel to these ongoing demonstrations against Rafale Jet Fighter deal with France a huge demonstration cum rally was organised by Congressmen at Laxmi Nagar Trans Yamuna which led to the heavy traffic snarls in the morning and afternoon hours with processionist raising anti government and anti BJP slogans.

What was interesting about this demonstration was that a huge model of Rafale Jet was fitted on the truck which moved on the main road of Trans Yamuna Lakshmi Nagar and Shakerpur alongwith hundreds of Congress workers renting the air with anti BJP slogans demanding an enquiry into the whole episode. The passers by looked at the model of the Rafale jet extremely curiously and also moved along with the processionists expressing their solidarity with the cause.

The procession was led by the DPCC president Lalit Maken participated by good number of senior Congress leaders including the area delegate and youth leader Rajesh Pandey. It may be recalled that just a few days ago the senior journalist and former union minister Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and senior Advocate and activist Prashant Bhushan had also addressed a press conference at Press Club of India castigating the BJP led NDA government on the Rafale deal posing questions about the lessening of the jet fighter numbers from 136 to 36, arbitrary increase in the cost from 3600 to 1740 crores per jet fighter aircraft and ousting of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited after bringing in the inexperienced Reliance defence into the deal.

Even during the no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha the Congress president has vociferously raised the issue demanding answers from the PM and the defence minister on the alleged arbitrary and highly expensive deal with the Dassault Aviation Ltd of France.





A brief write up is being expeditiously posted in Whatsapp today with a request to further share it ahead to make it viral cautioning the people of Uttarakhand and the country about the possible mishappening in the nineteen year old Himalayan state regarding occurance of the extremely powerful and dangerous, rather heavily fatal earthquake with its epic centre being Pithoragarh.

The message quotes the Geologists of Dehradun to have given this information saying that there is a possibility of the 8.5 on the richter scale earthquake occuring within 24 hours with its epic centre being Pithoragarh.

The supposed timings of the earthquake has been mentioned in the night . It further adds that the district magistrate of Chamoli, Garhwal has issued directives to exercise every possible precaution and restraint as he expects of an incalculable harm in terms of lives and properties if theearthquake really occurs as claimed by the geologists as per the message going viral in the social media.

Though nothing exactly or authentic can be said about this particular message but one thing is absolutely sure and correct that natural calamities have been regularly happening in Uttarakhand with earthquakes like the latest Uttarkashi tremors of the nineties that killed many and led to collosal loss to the inhabitants of the area including CHAMAK village etc.

The 2013 ecological catastrophe of Kedarnath valley in Garhwal, Uttarakhand has killed thousands of people, led to collossal loss of properties worth thousands of crores of rupees and destabilised people of more than three hundred villages of Uttarakhand.

Thereafter the unfortunate incidents of huge cloud bursts have been happening in Garhwal and Kumaon regions washing villages and the local populace alongwith the tons of water that comes down after these cloud bursts.

After the excessive rains in various parts of Uttarakhand like Nainital, Kotdwar and upstream areas of Chamoli districts several roads have caved in and houses damaged killing several members of the family.

Just yesterday an entire hard lucked family of 7 members got burried alive under the massive debris of their destroyed house due to cloud burst in the Budhakedaar area in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

While Uttarakhand is always on the verge of natural disaster risks having connfronted natural disasters since the 18th century and before , one would be surprised and shocked to know that the renowned earth scientists and geologists of Bangalore and Roorkie including international scietists have after extensive research especially on the river banks of Alaknanda, Bhagirathi etc have come to the final and definite conclusion that due to the enhancing inner activities of the Himalayan tectonic plates, the Uttarakhand Himalayas are likely to have a 8. 5 or even more intensity earthquake from now till next 50 years which if happens will have vast and most fatal consequences destroying everything and even impacting Delhi to a great extent.

This scientific prediction was done more than five years ago after certain authentic deep rooted scientific tests by renowned earth scientists and geologists on the banks of the Uttarakhand rivers like Alaknanda n Ganges etc. What’s your take friends?

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The 22nd Prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan sworn in on 18th August has a very interesting and controvertial past.

The former Pakistani skipper having brought the world cup in cricket played his first international test against England at the age of mere 18 years. Now 65, having married a woman with five chldren finding her to be lucky the Pakistan PM n Tehrike Insaf chief has a very controvertial past with several love affairs and three marriages having divorced two finally marrying the third spiritual woman, a mother of five. Sounds interesting.

A tall handsome cricketer having toured the entire world, Imran Khan is an Oxford educated as was the Kaide Azam of Pakistan Mohammed Ali Jinnah a muslim with western background in education and style.

Had a politician in the country like India been involved in so many love affairs and marital tie ups and subsequent divorces including dalliance with one of the foreign woman giving birth to a daughter, nobody can even in dreams think of him becoming the prime minister, but its really surprising that Imran was accepted whle heartedly in Pakistan with open arms though after two decades, defeating his seasoned political rivals hand down as the undisuted prime minister.

While the captain of Pakistan cricket team Imran was allegedly found entangled in love affair with an indian actress during the eighties when he visited India with test match with India, there were lot of rumours about Imran’s love affair with Zeenat Aman which hit newspapers head lines.

It’s was the open talk in the media circles that handsome Imran always attracted girls through out his cricketing career.

The biographer Christopher Stanford in the book REHAM KHAN , about formerly BBC journalist and Imran’s divorced wife, who spewed lots of venom against her ex husband during the elections branding him as the SHADION KA KHILADI, ( the master of marriages) revealed about the love affair of the former Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto with handsome Imran Khan when both of them studied in Oxford in London.

The book says: Benazir fall in love with Khan and was interested to marry her. However, Imran’s mother refused to make Benazir her daughter in law despite her son’s hearty wishes.

Since Imran loved his mother tremendously he had no option but to withdraw from the relationship. On the other hand despite nt being able to marry him Benazir Bhutto was so impressed by Imran’s personality that she gave him the title of the Lion of Pakistan.

Thereafter, in 1995, three years after leading Pakistan to the World Cup crown, Imran married Jemima Goldsmith, a 21-year-old British heiress. Jemima converted to Islam and moved to Pakistan. Nine faithful years and two sons later, they parted way

Imran is rumoured to have married the 41-year-old mother of three after divorcing Jemima. She worked with the BBC as a weather correspondent and presenter on a regional news programme. This marriage too could not survive for long and Imram divorced Reham Khan.

Today, Reham Khan is the arch rival of Imran appearing on television interviews criticizing the former skipper and now PM of Pakistan to the fullest.

Imran’s dalliance with the heiress in the 1990s ended in a bitter court battle and a genetic determination of paternity. The heirless is noneother but Sita White who died after some time. The court ruled that Imran was indeed the father of Tyrian, White’s daughter. Imran first vehemently denied the judgment, then accepted that he had indeed sired Tyrian.

The reason behind the divorce of Jemina Gildsmith was primarily the illegal affair of Imran with Sita White and having an illegitimate daughter Tyran, without marriage, whom Imran accepted after the court’s orders.
Imran finally married a veiled spiritual woman, mother of five, considering her to lucky in his political ascendence, this year namely Begum Bushra.

After his controvertial past of repeated marriages and divorces Imran Khan who was already in politics side by side dedicated his entire time in strengthening Tehrike Insaf Party which he had himself founded.

He started gainng momentum slowly but steadily enticing suport amongst the youth and women finally finding himself string enough to fight thenational election formidably.

He was arrested and house arrested number of times but Imran kept his hismorals high as a politician and never accepted the moral defeat. He confronted various odds but finally made it. Today he is the 22 nd prime minister of Pakistan,the dream he cherished since beginning.

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The 22 nd prime minister of Pakistan has finally been sworn in. The former Pakistan skipper who brought World Cup for his country in cricket, twenty two years’ ago, Imran Khan is now a prime minister of Pakistan, having fulfilled his long cherished dream.

Husband of two divorced wives, a daughter with an illegal affair to a woman who died later on, finally with the fourth one, Imran today took the oath of office in Urdu and fulfilled his dream which started with his political journey about twenty years ago, confronting several political upheavels n  challenges from his arch political opponents, the then ruling parties of Pakistan PML-N led by Nawaz Sharief, the former PM now jailed in various serious corruption charges and the Pakistan Peoples’ Party led by late Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto.

This would be for the first time in the Pakistan’s political and parliamentary history that a cricketer who is a political novice having no administrative experience have assumed office to the highest slot of the country.

Though, the swearing in ceremony was splendid but the Tehrike Insaaf Chief and prime minister Imran Khan has not made it an extravagent or ostentatious affair.

It rather seemed to be a simple affair with no heads of the states, particularly of SAARC nations also not invited nor the prime minister of India Narendra Modi, being the significant head of an immediate neighbour.

Whereas the fact remains that during the swearing in ceremony of prime minister Narendra Modi which took place in the sprawling lawn of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi in 2014, the Indian prime minister took special care to invite all the heads of the SAARC nations and Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharief especially came to attend the ceremony alongwith other SAARC heads of nations.

But contrary to Modi’s swearing in ceremony in New Delhi, in fact, there were only four invitations from Imran Khan for the Indian side and all the invitees were his old cricket friends, former skippers and actor viz. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Deo, Navjyot Singh Siddhu and Amir Khan.

However, former Indian Skipper Sunil Gavaskar outrightly refused to attend the ceremony quoting reasons of his already fixed England trip in connection with the test series but extended his all good wishes.

Kapil and Amir perhaps have also not gone to Pakistan, may be due to the misadventures of the neighbouring country in Kashmir and LOC and killings of innocents. They probably did’nt want to invite the ire of their supporters and fans by attending the ceremony?

Eminent cricketer, orator and the minister in Congress government in Punjab and former MP, a close friend of PAK PM as well, Navjyot Singh Sindhu however honoured the invitation of a friend of cricketing fraternity and attended the swearing in ceremony in Islamabad after having been accorded due permission from the India Home Ministry.

But Sidhu is now in a terrible situation. He is being castigated by Indian media for his high spirited happy mode hugging extented to the Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa in the swearing in ceremony.

The entire Television channels of the country are prominently showing Navjyot Singh Sidhu shaking hands and hugging the Pak Army chief in the oath taking ceremony repeatedly, thus making Indians annoyed, angered and furious against the former cricketer, with demonstrations having already started in some parts of the country.

The people of India consider Genl Bajwa as a chief culprit for breaching cease fire on LOC and killing innocents inJammu n Kashmir and also sponsering terrorists creating HAVOC in strife torn Kashmir and various other parts of the country.

It may be recalled that there are already charges that the present government of Imran Khan has arrived to power in Pakistan with the open support of the Pak Army and the ISI and the elections were rigged majorly.

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Pakistan as usual has on India’s 72nd Indepndence day and just two days after has amply proved that it’s a nation which can’t be trusted at all, come what may, particularly if it relates to improving bilateral friendly relations with India.

The country, entirely in the grip of its Army and ISI despite the recent conclusion of the so called democratic elections, electing the Tehrike Insaaf Party chief and former skipper of Pakistan’s cricket team Imram Khan who’s going to take oath of office as the prime minister of this terrorist sponsering nation on 18th has left no stone unturned to ensure that the spate of incessant firing on Indian side at LOC is continued unabatedly and hundreds of terrorists sneaked inside the India territory in Kashmir under the cover of unprovoked firing.

Since the day elections in Pakistan started and concluded and even thereafter despite the Pakistan’s PM in waiting Imran Khan’s assurance of possible friendship with India the Pak Army and the ISI have increased its misadventures on Indian side of LOC by giving cover fires to the terrorists being clandestinely sneaked inside the Indian terrirory in the Gurez, Sopore, Tangdhar, Poonch and other sectors killing valiant soldiers and officers though the Indian Army has by its valour killed good number of Pak sponsered terrorits and Pak rangers.

What is most shocking and anguishing is the fact that when the entire country is in the state of absolute mourning on acount of the towering political legend of the country and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vejpayee’s sad demise, the cowardice Pakistan Army has increased the firing at the LOC in Tangdhar sector in order to help cladestinely allow good number of Pak Sponsered terrorists in the Kashmir Valley to create panic and kill the innocents.

As per the latest reports pouring in about more than 550 hard core terrorists have been trying hard to sneak inside the Indian territory from the Pakistan’s side whose attempts are being failed by the valiant Indian army soldiers on the ground in various sectors of the Indo Pak border.

So far four India Jawan’s fighting these hard core terrorists with valour and counter firing against the Pak firings in the Tangdhar sector have been injured since last night. Just a week ago five India Army Jawans of 36 Rashtriya Rifles and Garhwal Rifles which included a Major had been Martyred in Kashmir valiantly fighting the terrorists.

According to the latest input given by the intelligence wing of the Indian Army sources, as being reported in news, about six hundred terrorists with the help of the errant Pakistan Army are waiting for better opportunities to clandestinely enter the Indian territory in Kashmir.

As per a report pouring in all the terrorists are keeping their eyes on our border posts who are being given cover fire by the cowardice Pakistani Army.

According to sources the suspicious movement of about 79 terrorists have been noticed in the Tangdar Sector of the LOC. In Keran Sector as well there are confirmed reports of about 117 terrorists having been active.

According to the latest news reports just yesterday night the Pakistani rangers have started firing on the four posts situated in the Gulpur Sector under the jurisdiction of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Army has increased its security in the area after receiving the information. However, the Indian side countered the Pakistan firing with full might.

The unproked firing from the Pakistan’s side is done in order to engage the Indian posts’ jawan in the countering exercise so that the terrorists get the opportunity to sneak inside the Indian territories.

According to the report in Amar Ujala based on the Army sources, the Pakistani forces had been continuously firing on the three posts of the Poonch district which included the LP, LP right, Tikri left and Ullu posts.

The India side too gave the befitting response by firing incessantly. Meanwhile, on Wednesday about four Indian Jawans were injured in the Naugaon sector of Kupwada district of J&K while valiantly fighting the terrorists.

After this incident the Army started a combing operation on a wide scale. The injured jawan belonged to 8 Bihar Regiment.

These increasing incidents of mass sneaking of Pak sponsered terrorists on India’s side and multiple incidents of cross firing, breaching the ceasefire agreements unambiguously speak of the open fact that the new prime minister Imran Khan is no less than a stooge or a pawn in the hands pf the Pak Army and the ISI.

Had he not been a pawn in the hands of the Pak Army, the way he tried to become diolomatic by extending the hand of friendship with India and assuring of Naya Pakistan he should have shown his worth by directing the Pak Army to withdraw the unprovoked firing on the Indian Army at the LOC at least for a month or two to test India’s trustworthiness, if he or his Army doubts on our integrity but by by enhancing the firing and killings on India side he has amply proved that he is just a pawn of the Pak Army and ISI and would be working on their dictates in the years ahead.
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The former skipper of the Indian Cricket team Sunil Gavaskar has refused to attend the swearing in ceremony of his old friend, the former Pakistan Cricket Captain and the twenty first prime minister elect of Pakistan to be sworn in at Islamabad on 18th August.

The reason given by him was his pre occupation in the test matches as a commentator on 18th in England. Sunil Gavaskar’s denial to attend this historic swearing in of Imran Khan in Pakistan is being highly appreciated and lauded by one and all in India especially the saffron party and the present political dispensation at the centre and about twenty states of the country.

Though the reason given by the former skipper of the Indian team is quite genuine and true as Sunil Gawaskar would be in England on 18th of August due to his being the commentator in the India versus England test series starting on 18th till 22nd August political analysts say that by refusing to accept the invitation of the the Pakistan’s prime minister elect’s swearing in ceremony Gawaskar has also given a huge rebuff to the enemy country and its anti India policies thus winning the hearts of billions of Indians around the globe.

Since it was the invitation from a friend ex captain of Pakistan cricket team to the former Indian skipper on extremely personal terms, Sunil Gavaskar could have easily obliged the former by cancelling his trip to England but he did’ nt do so proving himself to be a true nationalist in the language of the saffron party that rules the country at the centre and in over twenty states of the country.

Meanwhile the former Indian batsman, MP and now minister in the Congress government of Punjab has created a furore by saying that if allowed he will be extremely pleased to attend the swearing in ceremony of the former Pakistan skipper and the PM elect Imran Khan’s swearing ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan to usher in a new chapter offriendship between the two neighbouring countries always at loggerheads.

On being questioned by journalists about his intention to visit Pakistan after the former Indian skipper Sunil Gawaskar refused to oblige Imran Khan, Navjyot Singh Sidhu said that he would love to go to Pakistan, if permitted as this would usher in opening the doors for a renewed friendship between the warring nations who are at loggerheads for a long time. Sidhu even gave Imran Khan a certificate terming him a man of character to the utter dismay, surprise and shock of all.

There had also been reports that the Indian Ambassador to Pakistan would be presenting a cricket bat to Imran Khan as a diplomatic goodwill gesture for reopening of the friendship dialogues between both the nations who could not see each other eye to eye since long with incessant killings going on in the Indo Pak border and Kashmir at the behest of Pakistan Army and the ISI since long.

The refusal of Sunil Gavaskar and the interest of Navjyot Singh Siddhu to attend the swearing in ofTehrike Insaaf chief Imran Khan has opened serious debates in various television channels of the country with some appreciating Sidhu’s move as a purely friendly gesture while his antagonists terming it as an initiative to supportthe India’s hardened enemy nation and its prime minister.

However, the another Indian skipper Kapil Dev and Bollywood actor Amir Khan have not yet issued any statement in this context whether they intend to go to Pakistan on 18th August in Imran Khan’s swearing in ceremony or not.

It may be recalled that the Tehrike Insaf chief and former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan who had been extremely critical of India during the entire election campaign to beget votes had after scoring the victory over his immediate political rivals like PML-N and PPP has said in the media interviews that he is looking forward for the better friendly relations with neighbouring India and if India puts one step forward his government will come out with two steps forward sunce he has lots of friends in India especially in the cricketing fraternity.

He even said that the Indian media has made him the villain of Bollywoofd for no reason. But on Kashmir issue he never relented and said that its the core issue of Pakistan where human rights violations have become the order of the day. He extented four specific invitations for his swearing in to his Indian crickter friends viz. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjyot Singh Sidhu ( all cricketers) and  Bollywood actor Amir Khan.

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The prime minister elect of Pakistan Imran Khan is likely to be sworn in as the 21st PM of the neighbouring country on 18 th August with the support of few regional parties and independents.

If we view his ascendence to power in Pakistan from the point of view of our future cordial relationships with this religious nation we should not be too much optimistic about improvement in relations as being given us to believe or understand from the recent statements of Imran Khan that if India puts its one step forward, Pakistan under his
leadership will move two steps ahead.

The reason behind my logic is unambiguosly simple. Imran Khan’s party Tehrike Insaaf climbed to power with the sole support, help and dictates of the Pakistan Army and the latter’s prime and sole objective is to ensure that relations between India and Pakistan should always be in disarray so that the control of Pak Army in the internal affairs of Pakistan including its foreign policy matters go on unhindered.

If the anti India statements and poisionous outbursts of the former cricket champion and Tehrike Insaaf Chief Imram Khan during the general election campaign in Pakistan are assesed or analysed one will come to an unambiguous conclusion that his horrible anti India stance and criticism of the former PM Nawab Sharif calling him a traditional friend of India and prime minister Narendra Modi selling Pakistan’s interests to India has played a pivotal role in his victory in the general elections.

The way Pakistan Army has rigged the elections in several constituencies and favoured Imran Khan’s Party seek majority ensuring the deadly defeat of the major opposition parties viz Sharief’s PML – N and Bilawal Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples’ Party it has become absolutely clear that the future of Pakistan despite the duly elected government of PTI under Imran Khan’s prime minister ship is going to be remote controlled by the Pakistan Army from behind the scene.

The reason behind launching of corruption cases and putting the former prime minister behind bars is the Army, as the former was not working under their dictates and was in favour of maintaining and improving better relationships with India, but the Pakistan Army would not like that to happen.

Nawab Sharief was also against the Mumbai attack and was interested to start penalisation of those responsible for the Mumbai misadventure but the Army was deadly against these actions. The Kargil war too was the brain child of the Pak Army and it is believed that the then prime minister Nawab Sharief was not brought into confidence who had no option but to follow the Army’s dictates.

In fact, through the election of a political novice like Imran Khan who is just a cricketer having no knowlege or experience about running the administration or foreign policy matters of Pakistan, the Army of the neighbouring country has got a real pawn or a stooge who is all set to act on the dictates of the latter failing which they will pressurise the regional parties and the independents supporting him, under coercion to with draw support or pull the rug from under his feet thus dethroning him from power. Imran Khan knows all this, but has no option but to act on the Army’s dictates.

Becoming prime minister of Pakistan was a long cherished dream of the former Pakistan Captain who brought the world cup for the country. The husband of four wives, divorced with three, have been active in Pakistan’s politics struggling for the last two and a half decades in order to reach the top. But, a sportsman in true sense and a politician, who would never accept defeat, Imran Khan finally made it after 25 years of incessant struggle starting from the ground and crushing the seasoned political parties PML-N and PPP who ruled Pakistan for years together.

Imran is overwhelmned that he is the prime minister of a nation like Pakistan which was his long cherished dream, it hardly matters who operates the remote control.

Moreover, hardly 7 days are left for his swearing in but Imran has not shown courtsey to invite India’s prime minister Narendra Modi to the swearing in despite the fact that the latter had invited the then Pakistan PM Nawab Sharief and other heads of all the SAARC nations in New Delhi in 2014. What does this indicate? Leaving it on you friends to respond?

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The former Indian Hockey team captain Mir Ranjan Negi is extremely optimistic about the Indian Women as well as the Men Hockey team of exhibiting their outstanding performance and win Gold medals for the country thus bringing laurels for the nation in the Asian Games in Jakarta terming it an extremely positive sign.

Mir Ranjan Negi says come what may its a most opportune and great time to revive the Indian Hockey expressing his gut feeling that this is going to be the celebration time for Indian Hockey where Indian Hockey team will surely win in another an epic India Pakistan Final expressing the hope that not only the Indian men’s team but the women team will also win the Gold.

He is extremely sure that the golden days of Indian hockey team will be back again. A one time popular India Hockey team captain and goalkeeper decades ago on whose inspiration and guidance the Indian Bollywood super star Shahrukh Khan produced the movie CHAK DE INDIA, a box office hit Mir Ranjan Negi has also acted in the popular regional Garhwali film,” Subheru Gham,” and is also working in another Garhwali movie of the Snowy Mountain productions BATHAAOUN. He had also acted in several Pahari Song CDs n performed in prominent cultural shows in India and abroad.

A down to earth human being having served in the Department of customs in Mumbai as a class one gazetted officer Mir Ranjan Negi says that the Women’s Hockey team has acknowleged Gold medals at the Asian Games in 1982 in New Delhi, hence it’s now generations that the women hockey team has seen gold at ASIAD.
Therefore the competetion in the women hockey seems to be much more as compared to the men’s hockey in Jakarta Asiad.

According to him the women hockey team has performed extremely outstandingly despite all odds during the last two years and has exhibited steady progress. To substantiate his point of contention Negi says that the women’s team has not only qualified for the last Oympics but had also won the prestigious Asian Champions’ Trophy. Prasing Rani Rampal as one of the exceptionally outstanding players of the Indian Hockey team Mir Ranjan Negi says that she is genuinely and probably the only world class player Indian women’s hockey team posseses.

Despite his being a sportsman Mir Ranjan Negi is held is high esteem amongst the native Uttarakhandi community for his love and affection for its culture and dialect. His dexterity in acting and dancing in regional films and folk songs is highly laudable.

Negi has penned down his detailed views on Indian hockey teams after a long time. I asked him if our newsviews network can publish it and he readily accepted hence this article.

Negi adds :Men’s team by far is the best team in India and rightly so they are the highest ranked team in Asia. But as always in sports, one can not take things lightly and for granted.

For both Men and Women hockey teams, its a very big and easiest opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 writes Ranjan. Mir Ranjan Negi is of the view that: It is probably happening for the first time that the quality of talent and our bench strength we have in both our teams is absolutely fantastic. He adds in his write up: I can say with pride and keeping my head high that in Asia no other team has got that and it was not there four years ago for us too.

Praising the goalkeepers as one of the best in India’s women and men hockey team Negi said: both our goalkeepers Sreejesh P Raveendran and Savita Punia are ranked for the first time in the top five goalkeepers of the World. And both of them have played a big role in India’s gallant performances in the last couple of years. The goalkeeper of the Indian Hockey team Mir Ranjan Negi catagorically said that in modern hockey, one can win with a mediocre defence line, may be with an average mid field or even a moderate forward line but if you do not have a World class goalkeeper, trust me, you can never win.

He further says in his write up: But then, there is lot of churning going on in the other Men’s teams too. Roelant Altmans has been reappointed as coach of the Pakistan Team. He has been with the Indian Hockey in some capacity or the other for the last 8 years or so and knows all senior and junior players inside out.

Having praise for the rival hockey team Mir Ranjan is of the view that we have also witnessed the performance of the Pakistani team in the last champion’s trophy. Though they’d lost to India by 1-4, they gave some very significant results and even went on to beat Olympic champs Argentina. One can see Roelent’s imprints in their game.

Negi adds in his detailed write up: Remember, we had a very narrow escape against them in the last commonwealth games. On the strength of paper strength, I will say that our team can beat Pakistan any day by 4 goals but again its the going to be Roelent and our coach Harendra’s strategies and genius which will ultimately decide the fate of the game. We have not only defeated them in the last 3-4 years but we have literally thrashed them. So they also looking at Tokyo for revenge and some significant victory.

Malaysia on the other hand has appointed Terry Walsh as High Performance Director. According to Negi, Terry was one of the best coaches India had whom we could not hang on to. The difference in fitness and performance levels of the Indian Team had not seen such a quantum leap under any other coach rather than him.

Negi adds: Japan of course is the host and South Korea is the neighbouring country. As the Asian Games are being organised in their back yard, it will be very important to give their best. Harendra as we all know starts pepping the players even one day before a game against them. The talk in the hockey and sports circle is about master stroke being played by coach Harendra by giving Sardar Singh one last opportunity to prove his critics wrong. Sardar Singh was almost in wilderness and nobody gave him a chance. In fact lot of people including me thought that his days are numbered now. But Harendra bestowed his faith in him. Show me what you can do.. could be his words. And who knows, the strategy may pay off. Less than six months from now, India is hosting the World up. Just imagine … this is one great opportunity where we go with a bang, win Asian Games Gold and get a medal at the Wold cup. Imagine, Sardar Singh named the best player of the tournament and ends his outstanding career. A dream which could be true. But what if he falters. People will blame the coach Harendra. So it’s a big gamble which only time will decide in a few days from now.

Highly optimistic of India’s exemplary performance Mir Ranjan Negi is highly confident that : Come what it may, it is a great time to revive Indian Hockey. I have this gut feeling that it is going to be a celebration time for Indian Hockey where we will win the gold in another an epic India Pakistan final and not only that even Women hockey will win the gold. And the golden days of Indian hockey will be back. Till then keep supporting the decisions and instincts of coach Harendra Singh and Sjoerd Marijne.

With permission from Mir Ranjan Negi, former Indian Hockey team’s captain n goalkeeper for news views network

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The NRC issue of Assam though have been reverberated in the Rajya Sabha which did’nt allowed even the home minister to speak after the BJP supremo Amit Shah, due to the opposition parties’, including the vociferous Mamata didi’s strongest criticism for sidelining 40 lakh people in Assam from the list of National Register of Citizens, majority of them muslims of Bangladeshi origins, the non Congress led saffron rivalled parties in and outside parliament are actually making the BJP led NDA’s chances of returning to power in 2019 more easier and convenient say political analysts.

The Bhartiya Janata Party is lucky and may be its well caliberated or orchestrated move to implement and execute the NRC right few months before the national elections thus enabling the non BJP opposition to raise the controvertial issue of sidelining 40 lakh Bangladeshi Muslims by not including their names in the National Register of Citizens due to one reason or the other.

Despite this matter , the unfortunate incidents of mob lynchings under the guise of cow vigilantism in various parts of the country have added fuel to fire to the increasing trend of hatred and communal animosity in various parts of the country unambigously helping the right wingers to propagate their ideology thus riding on the passionate and emotionally surcharged factor of majoritarianism.

Simply speaking, the Bengal chief minister Mamata Didi has actually felled into the trap of BJP’s issue of exclusion of majority of Bangladeshi muslims n others from NRC and mob lynchings, as the more she will shout against the BJP on the excluded Bangladeshi muslims issue n lynchings and assure them of patronising the discarded citizens in Bengal, not only will the Saffron Party be beneffited politically in 2019 through a mass hindu reorientation and polarisaion but will also strengthen itself in West Bengal and other states , especally in Rajasthan, MP and Chattisgarh where anti incumbency factor is strongly at work, likely to go against it .

The issue of Bangladeshi muslim migrants have been the core issue of the Bhartiya Janata Party since long and had been importantly included in its central as well as every states’ election menifesto alongwith the Ram Mandir issue and that of uniform civil code, including the Kashmir issue with emphasis on abrogation of article 370.

These issues have been helping the saffron party arrive to power at the centre n states despite the fact that it could not construct the Ram Temple at Ayodhya and thus played with the sentiments of billions of the people worldwide. The issue now got trapped in the court. Similarly it failed in the context of abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir etc as its entirely and absolutely not possible.

After the saffron party assumed power at the centre and rode on the power saddle in over 20 states of the country individually as well as on the support of its Allies, today, it’s more or less in a defensive position than offensive as it used to be a year ago.

The party’s consistent defeats in the byelections of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan Maharashtra, Bihar etc and the increasing attack of the non BJP opposition blaming the once highly charismatic PM Narendra Modi as the PM with rhetorics having been not up to the mark on employment generation front, bringing back black money from foreign banks, on inflation, eroding agrarian sector with mass farmers’ suicides on the rise, gailing to improve the lot of the poor, encouraging crony capitalism and being in foreign lands most of the time at the expense of public exchequer etc the BJP led NDA government seems to be more on the back foot politically and administratively losing its popularity graph slowly n steadily than on an ascending order.

The anti incumbency factor likely to affect it in three states having lost its credibility amongst the dalits, minorities and the backwards communities is also a matter of immense concern for the saffron party sa6 political analysts.

Moreover, the way, seventeen political parties of the country and states opposed to the BJP and NDA are trying to unite credibly before 2019 the BJP n NDA has a definite reason to worry. In the face of all these mounting challenges the BJP has a great task ahead to stage a come back in 2019 and its in a need for an issue that may overshadow all its shortcomings and demerits and I think by raising the issue of the 40 lakh excluded Bangladeshi Muslims from the Assam NRC by Mamta Bannerjee and her o0position colleagues, though it may be necessary for them, has actually accorded the sinking NDA ship a new lease of life for wider and large scale polarisation in the ensuing general elections.

Today, about 80% of the people of the majority community, may be even more are deadly against the Bangladeshi muslim and Rohingya migrants as the general perception about these migrants is that these outsiders are not only involved in various kinds of illegal and criminal activities including working for terror outfits but are also eating the larger share of the indians by being in jobs, businesses and other works.

Allowing them to stay in a country like india where lacs and lacs of youth are already unemployed is beyond anybody’s expectation and consideration.

It is usually believed that even in the capital city of Delhi there are about ten lakh Bangladeshi muslims living in various slum clusters having proper voter and adhar cards etc.

Whether the BJP led NDA government at the centre and in states would be ever able to identify and extern these illegal migrants out of the country remains to be seen but one thing is for sure that this issue will for sure polarise the communities viz majority and minority during the 2019 elections as Bangladeshi migrants and Rafale are going to be the core issues ( of the entire non BJP opposition parties ) combined with other defficiencies of the ruling party at the centre and the BJP ruled states of the country.

The ruling party on the other hand would also raise this pivotal issue highlighting their muslim appeasement and pseudo secularism gesture thus emphasising as to how setious they ate to throw the illegal migrants out of the country but the Congress, TMC n others are not allowing them to do so.

Meanwhile the controvertial BJP leader Kailash Vijay Vargeeya has issued a controvertial communal statement as reported in Economic Times assuring the hindus and the non muslim voters and those excluded from the NRC that the government will fully take care of their intrests, whatsoever, raising another storm in the political scenerio of the country. WHAT’S YOUR TAKE FRIENDS?

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The former wife of the globally famed cricketer and the would be prime minister of Pakistan, a journalist and author of the controvertial book Reham Khan, exposing Imran Khan on various counts termed the cricketer turned politician as an ideal puppet of the Pakistan Army who will follow the Army line while being the prime minister of Pakistan.

In an exclusive interview published on Sunday edition of 29th July in “The Hindu”, Reham Khan accuses her former husband of winning the Pakistan elections through alleged unfair means and with the complete support of the Army failing which he and his Party Tehrike Insaf would have never been on the power saddle as today.

In an interview given to Suhasini Haider on telephone from London highly critical of Imran, senior journalist Rehan revealed that there had been hell of the pressures and even life threats by her former husband and her protege who very unambiguously threatened her to blow her up incase she comes in the way of the Tehrike Insaf Party chief Imran Khan and as such she had to give up her idea at that very point of time to bring out the book.

She added that that Imran’s people also called my friends to convey me, very specifically that I have two daughters and that non will be safe if I proceed further with my idea to write the book. My entire staff were bribed and intimated and clearly told that anyone who stood in the way of the PTI chief would be blown to pieces ( Uda Diye Jaoge).

On a question, that she wrote the book with a politically motivated intention to have an adverse impact on the chances of her ex husband’s party in the elections, Reham answered that people in Pakistan traded charges on her for having complicity with the PLM- N chief Nawaz Sharif saying that it was he who actually sponsered the book but its not true n absolutely unfair, as I came in the contact of the former PM while he was the PM of Pakistan and had interviewed him as a journalist on earlier ocassiins. However, it would be flattering for me to think that I could have had any impact on the election campaign. I was told very clearly that this would happen in the elections, but I authored my book anyway she added.

She however being critical to Jemina, Imran’s former wife who congratulated him on his victory said that she don’t want to be like Jemina for sure. She added : I married Imran when he was’nt in power or winning elections. I am a Pakistani, a self made woman, an anti social nerd, and entirely a non socialite.

Reham feels greatly relieved that she dosen’t have to stand with her ex husband Imran while he touted blasphemy laws and his party targetted minorities. I would’nt want to justify the indefensible she added.

Levelling open charges of being the Army stooge who will in all earnestness follow the Army line in future, the strict and strong bete noire of Imran Khan speaking against the future Pak PM, Reham agrees that every political establishment in Pakistan toed the Army’s dictates and so did the ex prime minister Nawaz Sharief but when the latter started asserting himself and defying the army’s dictates while praising or following the pro India policies or raising his voice on China Pakistan Economic Corridor, the Army started supporting the PTI and its chief Imran Khan whole heartedly and let Nawab Sharief go out of power.

She also accused Imran and the Tehrike Insaaf Party of not allowing the previous Pak regime to accord India the status of the most favoured nation. The interview dwells on many other significant issues.

Meanwhile, after the prime minister Narendra Modi’s return to India from his three nation African tour the Indian government has, for the very first time welcomed the outcome of the general elections held on 25th July and expressed optimism that a new political dispensation would work constructively to build a new, safe, secure and developed South Asia free from violence. India desires a prosperous Pakistan at peace with its neighbours.

It may be recalled that the would be Pakistan PM Imram Khan had been extremely critical of India during his entire election campaign in Pakistan but after getting the largest number of seats as an individual party neligibly short of majority with a guarantee to fom the government with the support of the few outside parties, he lent a hand of friendship with India saying that the initiative should come first from the Indian side.

He added: if India raises the first step ahead towards Pakistan, the latter will put forward two steps with higher spirits but on the issue of Kashmir his stand was on the same lines as was that of his predecessors.

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Now, that the popular international cricketer and Pakistan Tehrike Insaf Party chief Imram Khan is going to be the prime minister of the neighbouring country, his long cherished dream, after 22 years of incessant struggle to grab power in Pakistan it remains to be seen as to how would he view the Indo Pakistan relations in the near future.

While every one know that Imran Khan who had the Army backing all along and had been extremely critical of India, its anti Pakistan stance and the Kashmir issue on which he catagorically said about the human rights violations thus accusing India straightaway despite the very fact that he is well aware about Pakistan’s repeated cease fire violations (of the peace pact)  on the Indo Pak border, the Hafeez Sayeed and ISI sponsered Mumbai attack claiming 162 lives and hundreds of mis adventures by the Pak Army, ISI and its openly aided and abetted terror outfits in Jammu and  Kashmir and ther parts of India.

It’s an open secret and an unabiguous fact that keeping the vexed Kashmir issue alive, creating disturbances and executing unabated killings in Kashmir and other parts of India to destabilise its economy and tranquilty through the Pak sponsored terrorism and arbitrarily raising the Kashmir issue and repeating the  stereotype of fabricated human rights violation suits every leader, political party and the ruling establishment of this notorious nation to divert the attention of its already exploited and suffering people from the core issues of employment, inflation, education and health. Today Pakistan’s economy is in doldrums and total disarray.

There is literary no rule of law, the socio economic conditions of women, youth, peasents and the middle class and those at the lowest ebb of the society is extremely worrisome as terrorism, religious fundamentalism and anti India stance has dominated the entire scenerio. People are being kept involved in religiously fundamental practicises so that they are  not able to think of raising the voice of revolt in the country aga8nst the ruling establishment. The anti India bogey keeps the people intact in various myths.

There is a wide gap between the haves and have nots. Those highly educated and connected with elite classes or the ultra rich are controlling the political system with unacounted properties abroad, infinite wealth and are literally fooling the electorates, eighty percent of whom are illiterate and uneducated.

Take for instance the case of Asif Ali Zardari, former president of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, the former PM, now jailed, his brother Shahbad Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto, the young president of Peoples’ Party of Pakistan and late PM Benazir Bhutto’s son, the current would be PM of Pakistan and Tehrike Insaf Chief Imran Khan, all of them are educated in foreign land and born with a silver spoon in their mouths, all of them have properties and mansions in England, US and Saudi Arabia as well as in Dubai, all of them are multi millionaires rather billionares.

Not only this but have amassed excessive and huge wealth while being prime ministers of Pakistan by being involved in corrupt practices. The previous prime minister Nawaz Sharief is in Jail alingwith her daughter Mariyam and son in law on huge corruption charges in the disproportionate assets case and for owning four highly expensive mansions in the United Kingdom.

The former president Zardari who is Bilawal Bhutto’s father had been charged for huge corruption who’d fled to UAE where he had tremendous business interests.

While all the above prime ministers have been tested by thepeopleof Pakistan,  the Tehrike Insaf Party chief Imran Khan is still an untested politician and it was because of this very factor that  the people of Pakistan gave him and his party a chance to rule the country which is today in shatters economically as well as from the point of view of the deteriorating law and order situation as well as having an ugly international reputation for being a country with the hugest debt from World bank, Asian bank and countries like United States of America and China.

It is in no position to pay these heavy debts as the economy of Pakistan is already running in heavy fiscal deficit worth billions of dollars.

Now, Imran Khan promises to change the present Pakistan into a NAYA Pakistan by doing something revolutionery for its people in terms of jobs, development, controlling the sky rocketting inflation and improving relations with its immediate neighbour India, the US, UAE, Iran but considering China as its most trusted friend and a God father Ally.

He will have to bank on China by all means as Pakistan has no other way out as its relations with its one time traditional friend and a super power US  are in doldrums due to Pakistan being a country openly supporting and abetting the hard core terrorists and the terror sanctuaries creating incessant dusturbances, deaths and distruction in India, US, Afghanistan and also destroying the US missions abroad through bombings.

And in this hour of crisis when this Islamic country has been completely isolated in the global scenerio its only the expansionist China that is coming to its rescue through the economic and military support.

The point is , for Imran Khan, the way ahead as the prime minister of Pakistan is a thorny path and not so easy as he must be thinking.

Khan is an unexperienced political entity literally having no experience of an able administrator to govern a complex country like Pakistan, particularly in view of the fact that he had never been either a minister or a bureaucrat with  sufficient experience behind, except becoming a prime minister after 22 years of relentless struggle as a celebrity after lifting the world cup for Pakistan in 1992.

Now, despite his several anti India poisionous speeches during the last few months especially during the election campaigning, Imran Khan has lent a hand of friendship towards India saying that the initiative should be from the Indian side first. He further says : if India takes a one step forward Pakistan will take two steps ahead in a bid to strengthen friendly relations with us.

Imran accuses the Indian media for making him a villain against India whereas he is all for the good and healthy relationship with India.

But despite all this, the notorious Pakistan Army and the ISI who had been immensely instrumental in ensuring the resounding victory of Imran Khan and his Tehrike Insaf Party by various foul plays, as having been accused by the PML (N) AND THE PPP,  would never let the new incumbent PM do so.

Moreover Imran’s stand on the core Kashmir issue is the same as was of his political predecessors and above all he will under no circumstances even think of going against his primary God fathers, the Pak army and the ISI.


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