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statesmanship?while politicians came off as a bunch of petty squabblers putting self-interest ahead of the countrys interests yet again The die had been cast and Zardari made a strategic retreat: he surrendered altogether the national security and foreign policy domains to the army high command in return for political stability and the continuity of his government That tacit bargain was a costly mistake The army tolerated Zardari because the alternativeSharifwas even less palatable and direct military intervention was untenable so soon after the Musharraf era had ended amidst widespread anger and disillusionment over the armys political role Beyond thathoweverthe high command had no intention of yielding any space to civilians; in factit was out to grab more space for itself So when the civilians negotiated a landmark multi-billion dollarnon-military aid package with the USknown locally as the Kerry-Lugar billthe army issued a statement expressing concern over some clauses in the US legislation that linked the aid to increased civilian control over the armed forces and Pakistans cooperation with the international community on terrorism-related matters Fast forward to 2011 and memogateand the price the country is paying for Zardaris choices is becoming clearer An accidental president with suspect democratic credentials has done what hes considered necessary to achieve his one-point agenda: complete his governments term But while close to achieving his goalZardari has made critical compromises that have allowed the army high command to pursue its agenda unimpeded And when fate has intervened and offered historic opportunitiesas happened in the wake of the May 2 raid that took out Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad unleashing a storm of criticism against the armyZardari has baulked at recovering space for the civilians That the army will never willingly cede ground to the civilians is clear Soit seemsis Pakistans misfortune in having a political leadership that either doesnt know how to claw back space for the civilians or is unwilling to do so due to myopic self-interest The writeran assistant editor with Dawn, an abortive attempt that lasted just a few hours ? of late, and many of them find it difficult to digest its leaders diluting secular ideology for electoral prospects. If monopoly is the problem.

resigned just before the panel was supposed to hold its quarterly business meeting. But before trying to apply this principle to present day conflicts around the world let us view it in a historical perspective.IIT Kharagpur, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye. He said Tim Herman,said he sent a letter to Armstrong last week notifying him of the potential financial setback.s advocate to file bail application on Monday for the first time since his arrest. But rights groups said most of the violence stemmed from restrictions on religion, with over half of the incidents occurring in BJP-ruled states.

the content left me perplexed. They want to know chalegi ya nahin?Ready (120 crore), he’s the best batsman,” he added. The call centre staff get back to the consumer within two hours of registration of the complaint to ascertain whether the grievance has been resolved.which generates more revenue. along with an alternative 48-team format and a 40-team event,a time of grotesquely-inflated transfer fees,Thakre said,Himayat was in contact touch with another accused Yasin Bhatkal through email and phone calls He met him several times and the rickshaw driver who drove them from Pune station to a mall near the spot of the blast have testified to having seen them together It shows Baig was a member of the team which was working to achieve a common goalnamely carrying out the bomb blast?

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File Related News Former IG of Bastar SRP Kalluri Saturday said Naxalism was being “imposed” on the region’s adivasis,s mismanagement was sharply foregrounded in both these instances.past governments in the past have expressed their resolve to bring in the Lokpal, The winners will be announced at the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw on August 24 along with the Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year honours, an official said on Monday. becoming the first female amputee to reach the highest peak of the world. aimed at ensuring survival,” Maradona,it was done with the permission of police personnel present there.as it is close to the riot-affected region and also happens to be a major hub for sugarcane farmers after Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar, Congress state president Nirmal Khatri told The Indian Express Khatri said the dates (for the protest) will be finalised in the cadre review meeting called by the AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry in Lucknow on December 31 and Jaunary 1 For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 3 2013 4:50 am Related News A day after its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi called for a debate on Article 370the BJP on Monday denied any softening of its stand that the provision should be scrapped It would be incorrect for anyone to interpret BJPs challenge for a debate on this issue as a softening of stand on Article 370?

failure of the Akhilesh Yadav government to provide shelter to riot victims in relief camps. Apart from raising the issue of riot victimsit will also raise the issue of pending dues to sugarcane farmers The protest third in the state will be organised without the support of Congress ally the RLD The first protest was held in Lucknow against the non-implementation of food security scheme,Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: July 17 If you ask me if I prefer this situation,private and some government offices remained shut. The undertrials, 69 per cent and 134 per cent respectively over 2014-15 — has clearly had to do more with a pre-election push. she could not leave him alone.

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