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Then she can concentrate on training Sports quotas in various government departmentsparticularly the policeshould be encouragedas was done earlier The government must ensure that the stipulated vacancies are occupied by sportspersons aloneand not misused by politicians or others If we start todayperhaps in another 10 yearsIndia can hope for a few Olympic golds The writer is a former chief minister of Punjab and senior Congress leader For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Charles Marquand | Published: April 4 2016 12:01 am A refguee holds a message “Thank you EU for closing the border” during a protest asking for the opening of borders at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni Greece March 18 2016 (REUTERS) Related News The EU and Turkey recently reached a deal on the migrants arriving in Europe All migrants now crossing the Aegean into Europe from Turkey will be returned The migrant crisis is over Or is it Last year the arrival of some 18 million migrants — many from war-torn Syria Iraq and Afghanistan mostly Muslim — revealed fundamental weaknesses in the architecture of European cooperation Greece where most arrived contrary to European law failed to process them Instead they were allowed to travel to northern Europe In response many Schengen countries reinstated border controls and in some cases erected razor-wire fences Now the flow from Turkey has been stemmed and perhaps the border controls and razor-wire fences will disappear until the next migrant probably from Libya But fundamentally the challenge for Europe is not practical but cultural The migrants’ arrival has stoked atavistic fears: Deep in the European psyche is the historical memory of repelling Muslim invasion by Moors and Turks It has also raised a difficult question: What is it to be European How Europe answers that question will determine its long-term response to the migrants But answering it will not be easy The three major themes in European identity — Christianity the Enlightenment and welfarism — are each internally conflicted Although their underlying values have been grotesquely betrayed on many occasions they still inform the European identity Not all Europeans are Christian but Christian tradition has been inextricably woven into the fabric of European culture for over 1500 years Yet Christianity contains an inconsistency The Christian doctrine pretends to universality: Charity and forgiveness are to be extended to non-Christians The structure however is exclusive: To be Christian is to adhere to a Christian church The migrants’ arrival has highlighted this contradiction Angela Merkel the German chancellor and daughter of a Protestant pastor initially claimed welcoming the refugees was a moral duty In contrast Victor Orban the Hungarian prime minister — incidentally also from a Protestant background — talked of Christian Europe being taken over by a Muslim invasion Many Europeans are torn: How to preserve Europe’s Christian culture yet show charity and generosity to migrants Enlightenment values have been a powerful force since the 18th century They were the impetus behind the revolutions that destroyed ecclesiastical authority and ultimately led to European democracy Enlightenment values also pretend to universality Reason liberty and tolerance are supposed to be culture-blind But they can be exclusive too Should liberty extend to religious minorities who deny that men and women are equal Should those opposed to the Enlightenment values be “forced to be free” These questions are not new but the migrants’ arrival raises them again with urgency In Cologne on New Year’s Eve gangs of young men of North African and Arab origin some asylum-seekers sexually assaulted young German women: More fodder for the stereotype of the migrant as a predatory male with scant respect for European womanhood and the European way of life Since 1945 European countries have created welfare systems in which benefits for the poorest are funded out of general taxation The systems are universal but also exclusive Their legitimacy depends on a sense of social cohesion and homogeneity Crudely European citizens are only willing to contribute if they feel welfare recipients to be deserving and people like them Where those sentiments cease to hold the systems break down The migrants’ arrival tests their resilience Many Europeans fear their welfare systems are being exploited by undeserving economic migrants posing as refugees In response Denmark and some German states recently began confiscating arrivals’ valuables to cover the expense of providing for them Others watch with interest Europe then is at a fork One way leads to fortress Europe Within its ramparts Christian charity Enlightenment values and welfarism will rule; but for Europeans only The other way leads to a new sense of what it is to be European: One respectful of European traditions and values but flexible enough to incorporate those from different cultures That way is uncharted and uncertain but if not taken one can only ask what is the point of Europe The writer is a lawyer based in the UK and France For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | London | Published: July 26 2017 1:31 am Five years ago at The Oval Amla made South Africa’s highest individual Test score of 311 not out (Source: Reuters) Top News South Africa’s Hashim Amla has insisted memories of an inspired innings will play no part when he returns to one of his favourite venues for the third Test against England at The Oval Five years ago at the south London ground Amla made South Africa’s highest individual Test score of 311 not out his marathon effort playing a key role in an innings and 12-run win South Africa return to The Oval for Thursday’s third Test all square at 1-1 in their current four-match series with England after a crushing 340-run win at Trent Bridge earlier this month — a match where Amla scored important fifties in both innings The 34-year-old Amla asked if he was as good a batsman now as he had been five years ago told reporters at The Oval on Tuesday: “I’ve got the same name I’ve trained as tough as I can train so for me it’s about continuing that” As for his more than 13-hour innings in 2012 — still only the second Test triple century at The Oval after England great Leonard Hutton’s 364 against Australia in 1938 — Amla insisted it was the bowlers who deserved credit for the Proteas winning that Test “I remember just trying to bat as long as I can and thankfully I did “The lasting memory was that we were bowling on the first day and I think England was in a good position and the way we came back the next day to bowl them out for 385 “That was the turning point in the game It got us back in the game to win that Test match The fight we showed that was the lasting memory” And that means as far as Amla is concerned that memories of South Africa’s highest individual Test score won’t be in his thoughts when he bats again at The Oval “I think we passed that five years ago” explained the Durban-born batsman “A lot of cricket has happened in between I don’t think there will be any thoughts of that “I find that with things that happened in the past generally if you linger on it too long it becomes more of a distraction than anything else so let’s see how this game every moment is a different opportunity for something to happen Thursday’s match marks the 100th Test staged at The Oval — where the first Test in England took place in 1880 Having had a spell playing for Oval-based Surrey the season after his triple century heroics Amla knows the ground well “It’s probably in my top three or four best venues” said Amla himself 105 Test-veteran “I really enjoy it here Especially when the sun is out and I don’t need to have hand-warmers in my pockets” ‘Fiery’ Rabada South Africa are set to be an even stronger side than the one that triumphed at Trent Bridge as Thursday’s match marks the return of Kagiso Rabada The fast bowler one of the rising stars of world cricket was banned from the second Test as a result of swearing at England all-rounder Ben Stokes during South Africa’s 211-run defeat in the first Test at Lord’s Amla said the 22-year-old Rabada’s own desire not to get banned again would be all the encouragement the bowler needed to modify his approach adding no one in the Proteas’ camp wanted to douse the paceman’s “fiery” spirit “‘KG’ is a wonderful bowler He’s been outstanding for us in all formats of the game” said Amla of Rabada who has already taken 77 wickets in 18 Tests at an average of under 25 apiece “I’m sure he doesn’t want to get banned again No bowler would want to no player would want to”The way he does it is entirely up to him We’ve always allowed ‘KG’ to be ‘KG’ and enjoy his bowling “That’s how he enjoys it — by being fiery and having great intensity” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 29 2017 5:51 am Top News Two women arrested for “physically assaulting on-duty officers” have countered allegations against them by accusing officers of harassment and molestation at South Port police station Ipsita Sengupta and Titash Bandopadhyay were held along with Tapas Nandi a businessman for allegedly physically assaulting police officers at Princep Ghat on May 28 night Of them Bandopadhyay got bail on June 5 Nandi on June 6 and Sengupta on June 7 “On the intervening night of May 28 and 29 we headed from Asansol towards Jadavpur area We took Maa flyover and then a call from nature compelled us to move the car to Princep Ghat area We reached around 1 am and found the public toilet locked When asked for keys the on-duty constable refused saying it was a KMC toilet and the keys were not with him When we kept insisting he said we could do it in the open He was abusive in his language However he contacted the KMC and the toilet was opened While leaving we saw a few more police officers who started targeting us unnecessarily They spoke badly about our attire and questioned why were out till so late We responded rudely as it was none of their business We also threatened to lodge a complaint against them It is then that they told us they will arrest us in a narcotics case if we didn’t leave the place” alleged Ipsita The women said they went to South Port police station to lodge a complaint where police detained them till 7 am the next day instead of registering an FIR “We were not drunk yet they arrested us next morning saying we were in a drunken state and had physically assaulted an officer” Bandyopadhyay alleged The women further claimed that police did not take blood samples from them for alcohol test and instead took them to a doctor at SSKM Hospital who falsely issued a certificate saying the two had consumed alcohol After being released on bail Sengupta and Bandopadhyay registered a counter complaint against South Port police at Watgunge police station When contacted a senior South Port police officer said: “Yes we have filed an FIR we will probe the allegations As far as the incident of that night is concerned we have enough evidence The girls were arrested under the appropriate sections We have evidence to prove how they behaved with police officers that night” For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top Newswho was V-C nominee in the admission process,K Parikh 3/58) drew with Maskati CC 141/6 (A Meradia 3/54); Young Mohammedan CC 211/5d (R Sharma 58,News24? 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Varanasi,” “The relationship between all three protagonists forms the crux of the story. 2012 4:41 pm Related News Shah Rukh Khan is apparently in a dilemma, The condition of Brahmaputra and Barak is worsening beyond control, the Aam Aadmi Party this time is also eyeing the voters from Uttarakhand in the capital ahead of the upcoming municipal polls. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: March 3, ?s second marriage and he has two children from his previous marriage.you try to help someone climb the same ladder, said Sibalwhile concluding his speech The alumni of the college were also felicitated at the event These included late Harita Deolthe first women pilot in the Indian Air ForceNipur Bishnoiserving in the Haryana Police ServicesDr Mamata BansalgynaecologistKhushboo Kocchara famous anchor and actorRajni Gujraltheater and cine personality and Satwinder Bittisinger and choreographer For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: June 15 2013 3:13 am Related News An activist on Friday withdrew his petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley for his article in reference to the Ishrat Jahan encounter case after the High Court expressed its reservations The petition by S H Iyeran advocate and activist from Jan Sangharsh Manchhad sought contempt proceedings against Jaitley for writing a blog on his website castigating the CBI for its probe in the case Iyers counsel Mukul Sinha withdrew the petition after a division bench of HC comprising Justices Jayant Patel and Z K Saiyed said the blog was not contemptuous and that only the regular bench which is supervising the Ishrat case investigation could hear the petition Jaitley has written the blog titled Should CBI Uncover the IB on his website – http://wwwarunjaitleycom In the articlehe wrote that CBI was functioning as a tool in the hands of the Central governmentwhich damaged its credibility The BJP leaderhimself a senior lawyeralso wrote that myopic political regime in Delhi was destroying the institutions only in order to harass the Gujarat government and the cost of this was to be paid by the Intelligence Bureau EarlierCBI had questioned a senior IB officer in the case Sinha argued that since the investigation of the Ishrat Jahan case was handed over to CBI by the HCJaitleyby castigating CBI in the casehad not only tarnished the reputation of CBI but also scandalised and lowered the authority of HC. The club will do everything in its power to overturn this sanction.

” added the coach. 2005 Lipzig) and have also won the prestigious Champions Trophy once (2004 Lahore) and finished runners-up twice (2008 Rotterdam,in London from the money left to her by ? not the sort who would walk across the floor and tell you he was attracted.that’s probably what we have lacked. Batting working well Hehoweveralso added that the team has started to pick up well We have started to bat well In the last four gameswe scored over 150 each game If we can click even better at top of the orderthen it can make someone like Miller’s job much easier? (Parvinder) Awana has been outstanding for us in the whole tournament and (Manpreet) Gony has got some vital wickets for us. Apart from the vending zones, there will be three bridges — one over Mithi river,Sen had floated various companies,The party could not even win any seat in Amethi and Rae Bareli.

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