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‘I heard her scream, thought it was a prank’: Delhi’s Honda City accident victim’s friend

‘I heard her scream, thought it was a prank’: Delhi’s Honda City accident victim’s friend

‘I heard her scream, thought it was a prank’: Delhi’s Honda City accident victim’s friend

This is a phone call that always convinces.
Komal Tripathi, 19, is never too far from his phone. On Monday morning, when the freshman in business administration, waiting for the examination center in Narela, west of Delhi, said his best friend and classmate, Ritu Singh.
All I could hear was shouting and the call ended abruptly. Komal has always had a last-minute reading to do and not pay much attention to his friend’s joke call.
“I could hear Ritu screams. I thought she and other friends made a joke on me,” Komal said.
Ritu and six of his classmates at the School of Professional Studies and Research in Delhi Rohini Sector 24 were about to concentrate on passing their exam in the second half.
Komal returned to the reading and turned off the doorbell. She did not want any kind of distractions. She waited for Ritu and others, but it was late, so she headed for the lobby. When she was doing, a classmate told her that he was Ritu in an accident. The Ritu Honda City and six others were knocked down a survey in the area of Punjabi Bagh in western Delhi, it has been said. It was around 8:30.
Komal did not know the gravity and decided to take the test. “I knew all the answers, but I could not concentrate,” said Komal, who left in an hour.
It was too late.
Ritu Sanchit Chhabra and died on the spot after the car went through cement ramps to fall about 30 feet down. Rajat, who was driving the car, died later in the day. Martes Garima died.
Komal had to be in the car as well. Rajat was taking him but he made a detour after Ritu Garima and could not find a taxi, Komal said. She did not want to be late, so she asked another friend for the lift, and saved her life.
There was a missed call on the Komal phone when she ran out of the exam room. It was Pranav Malik.

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Why London-educated BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta needs to read Hannah Arendt more closely

Why London-educated BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta needs to read Hannah Arendt more closely

Why London-educated BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta needs to read Hannah Arendt more closely

The reaction of the Bharatiya Janata Party to anti-lynchist events “Not in my name” in at least 10 cities Wednesday was revealing. Anyway, the protest was organized and without initiative Congress party lifeless, there were no family skills.

Then it was the accusation that those present in different cities to oppose the recent lynchings were the same as always, all enemies of Modi and the BJP. But a particularly offensive response had Swapan Dasgupta, BJP MP of Rajya Sabha. In The Times of India, he acknowledged that lynchings were reprehensible, but raised issues with “Not in my name.”

Those who show the signs, he said, are guilty of exercising “social condescension” for the unwashed masses who worship the cow, he said. His real beef is not with Lynch mobs but with the ban on eating beef. They are home to “social condescension” to Hindu popular culture and despise believers as “raw vegetarian island, neo-read and write and that is Ram.” Their “cosmopolitanism without roots” somehow external to India.

Dasgupta is a historian trained with a SOAS degree in London. So you should not be familiar with the historical role of resentment against “rooted cosmopolitanism.” The Nazis regularly criticized Jews as uprooted cosmopolitans, alien to the Aryan culture of the German nation. This propaganda was at the heart of the totalitarian mobilization of the population.
The dilemma of totalitarian movements, as Hannah Arendt recalls, is that they exist in a non-totalitarian world. Therefore, they are forced to resort to propaganda aimed at non-totalitarian strata and outside the home. This is not only for the classification of strata identified as external, but also for winning those who are no longer in the fold. Therefore, he said, the Führer regularly entertained his generals with monstrous lies during the war. It was for the victory. Calling the Nazis, Stalin avoided anti-Semitism in the 1940s to impregnate Jewish cosmopolitan intellectuals as hidden enemies of Russian patriotism.

We hear abuse “Libtards” and “sickulars”. Campaigns against minorities are also old. Bal Thackeray was at its peak against the Indians of the South and communists as foreigners in Mumbai, illegally depriving most of the “Marathi Manoos.” Bombay experienced the toxic effect of its vitriolic rhetoric against Muslims in 1992-1993 – a fact recorded by the Srikrishna Commission. Very familiar is the exclusion of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Hindutva Muslims.

The rule against “rooted cosmopolitanism” is also a family burden. But what makes the significant burden now is the bottom almost daily reports of violence by leftists and the lynching of Muslims. The surveillance of the multitude occurs without taking into account the real facts of the slaughter of cows. The public does not have to witness an act of massacre or identify those involved in illegal trade in animals. He did not need facts, because it has been said, and convinced that such actions are hidden.

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Small role if you join BRI in future: Chinese media’s message to ‘nervous’ India

Small role if you join BRI in future: Chinese media’s message to ‘nervous’ India

Small role if you join BRI in future: Chinese media’s message to ‘nervous’ India

Chinese state media call India “skeptical, nervous and anxious” on Monday in New Delhi no radiant join the Initiative of the belt and the Road (BRI) in Beijing in the care of sovereignty and concerns about debt burden from other countries.
An element of state media asked why it was a viewer participant more eager to participate in the transcontinental connectivity project.
He warned that if India decided to join the initiative in the future, it could have a “small role” to play.
India has jumped the Belt and Road Forum (BRF), which took place in Beijing on Sunday and Monday on concerns over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK).
The Global Times article was published despite the fact that President Xi Jinping opened at the top of the round table of the BRF with about 29 heads of state who participate Monday morning at Yanqi Lake International Convention Center, about 70 km the center of Beijing, amidst low hills and a lake. At the round table, Xi spoke to accelerate the process among regions of the world through infrastructure projects.
On Sunday, he promised $ 124 billion for the plan and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalries and diplomatic power games.
However, New Delhi has officially ruled out Saturday to send a delegation.
“No country can accept a project that ignores its main concerns about sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Gopal Bagley, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, said in reference to the CPEC.
“Connectivity initiatives should respect the principles of fiscal responsibility to avoid projects that would create unsustainable debt burdens for communities,” said M. Bagley, speaking about the debt danger of host countries, especially smaller economies. Have difficulty repaying loans for infrastructure projects financed by China.

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Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and Shraddha Kapoor get ‘booked’

Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and Shraddha Kapoor get ‘booked’

Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and Shraddha Kapoor get ‘booked’

Perhaps not exhaustive, but what films like Devdas, Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977) and Omkara (2006) have in common? Well, these are all the cinematographic adaptations of literary works read and popular. And later, these adaptations in Bollywood seem to be on the rise, with books by authors like Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi becoming more and more a part of popular consciousness. Celebratory-based books are fairly common in Hollywood and some examples also exist in Bollywood. However, in recent months, several celebrities on the A-Hindi film list have acquired the rights to adapt popular books to movies. At least four of these films are in different stages of production at the moment, and several well-known promoters are also working on further adaptation. What is interesting is that filmmakers and writers are not limited to literary and respected epics – a large number of books and stories are always chosen by actors and film directors. The list includes Alia Bhatt, who allegedly participated in the adaptation of Meghna Gulzar Calling Sehmat, Harinder S. Sikka, as well as Deepika Padukone, who must find Rahima Khan aka Sapna Didi, based on a chapter of the book S Hussain Zaidi, mafia queens of Mumbai.Experts say that this trend may be motivated in part by the love of literature people and great history books can be counted. Taran Adarsh said, “Literature and books of magic will never be excessive. If the big stars or the best directors, everyone listened to the best sellers and are aware that people have wanted a particular literature. Loved a book, which will make a very good movie as well, as long as this is done like that. “

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India should work with China on OBOR for its own economic benefit

India should work with China on OBOR for its own economic benefit

India should work with China on OBOR for its own economic benefit

President Xi Jinping has just received a mega show to sell the Eurasian connectivity scheme in China, called One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Presidents were presidents and prime ministers and leaders from other regions of the world and, most surprisingly, from our neighbors.
If you feel that India has been isolated in your boycott of the meeting, do not be mistaken. But this was a preventable injury. The basis of New Delhi’s rigid opposition to OBOR has never been very clear. Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue in March 2016, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar implicitly criticized China for creating connectivity without a “consultative process” and wiring options for its participants.
Subsequently, New Delhi raised the issue of the Chinese-Pakistani economic corridor (CPEC) passing through POK. Last week, official Gopal Bagley said that “no country can accept a project that ignores its central concerns about sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
But it was more as a pretext to oppose OBOR than anything else; India never seriously sought the return of Gilgit-Baltistan and wanted the LoC to be an international frontier. In fact, a lot of wiring is already done. 2017 will see more than 2,000 (estimated) trains from a dozen Chinese cities to more than 20 European destinations on new lines and tunnels in Central Asia. Pipelines and railroads have already changed the economic direction of the region from Russia to China. Southeast Asia is undergoing a similar process with new railway lines extending beyond traditional sea routes. In the Indian Ocean region (IOR), Chinese companies have built, are under construction and in many cases operate ports in (Kyaukpyu) Myanmar, (Hambantota) Sri Lanka, (Gwadar) Pakistan, (Bagamoyo) Tanzania, (Lamu) Kenya. As part of this, China has also made strategic investments in Central and Eastern Europe.
It is important to understand what OBOR is and what it is not. Its main objective is to integrate the rich European economy with that of China, not with the CPEC and Pakistan, which are only minor aspects of the ambitious plan.
The short-term objective is for China to become the dominant regional power in its neighborhood, where it is already the main economic presence. In addition, there is an obligation to protect Chinese maritime trade, especially oil, in the IOR.
India lacks resources to meet China’s ambitious plans for Eurasia but is directly affected by the Chinese money being poured into its neighborhood and the sharp rise in Chinese naval activity in the IOR since 2014 Beijing established a base in Djibouti and you You can make sure that Gwadar, Ship Installation in all but the name. And that is just the beginning.