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and is being carried out anywhere and everywhere. (Source: Reuters) Jason Roy hit the second-highest score for England in a one-day international to help chase down 308 and win the series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

South Africa comprehensively defeated Australia in their own backyard.“I have known Faf for almost 20 years ever since we played in the same school side at Afrikaans Hoer Seunskool and he will have my unequivocal support if he is asked to continue leading this exciting Proteas Test team” said De Villiers De Villiers had taken over as captain of the South African team in the longest format of the game after Hashim Amla stepped down from the position in He led the team in two Test matches against England Since then he has suffered from a niggling elbow injury that has kept him out of international matches For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Pramod Bhasin | Published: September 20 2010 4:39 am Related News It is interesting to note that the government is looking at shaping future industrial strategy and policy with industry associations as its principal partner This initiative could not have come at a better time We stand at the cusp that marks the end of a tumultuous decade and the beginning of the nextwherein the growth drivers will include innovationdemographicscollaboration and inclusion Future policy directions will determine whether India can play the leading role globally that the world expects it to One industry that will certainly play a critical role will be the IT-BPO sector and NASSCOMthe industry association guiding the sectorhas been a role model for effective partnerships and collaborationboth internally and externally Having worked with industry associationsI am passionate about NASSCOMbecause of its ability to continuously reinvent itselfstay ahead of the curve and provide leadership Critics may question whether NASSCOM can continue to reinvent to be as effective in the future; whether it can dovetail its agenda to the countrys focus on inclusive growth or whether the diversity of views could dilute NASSCOMs agenda in a growing environment of global protectionism (The civil war of Bangalore by Saritha RaiIESeptember 7) Their concerns are well takenbut here is why they have no reasons to worry Unlike most other sectorsNASSCOM is not a recent convert to this philosophy but has known it from the time of its inception given the nature and the business models its members follow Representing a truly global industryit has dealt with global problems and issues for a long time and will continue to do so Two decades agowhen it was unheard of and unfashionable in IndiaNASSCOM was pushing for liberalisation at home With the same zealit has become the face of those fighting global protectionism In this movementit has successfully built international collaborationpartnered with global think-tanksresearched factsrepresented cogently to policymakers and successfully built thought leadership Senator Schumers visa bill today has as many critics in the US as overseaspeople who support global trade associations in the need for open borders A $60-billion industry that has the ability to work cohesively with disparate groups clearly reflects that diversity does not necessarily mean conflict I really believe NASSCOM is outstanding because it drives a common agenda with a truly global and diverse outlook its the only way industries can prosper and adapt to changing environments Consequentlyvague generalisations about splits within NASSCOM are basically terribly naive We expect divergent views from our members Thats how we make our debates richer and our views balanced And this is what makes us stronger: that despite thiswe tend to speak together for NASSCOM And this diversity is leveraged not only in Indiabut globally Interestingly what many may view as competing country associations PhilippinesIsraelEgyptetc are viewed as partners for NASSCOM We have never shied away from sharing best practices and expanding the market One would remember our critics crying themselves hoarse on the issue of NASSCOM being the big boys club Todaystart-ups and SMEs are our ambassadors building programmessuggesting initiatives and taking leadership New activities always jostle for space initially but end up redefining and reconfiguring NASSCOM Multinationals and captives leverage the associations activities as much as do indigenous companies and often say that they need associations like NASSCOM in other countries All of this plays to NASSCOMs ultimate agenda of creating an environment where Indian companies become global multinationals and India becomes the largest location for global MNCs outside of their home country The most critical role for an industry association is to shape policy without representing individual company agendas I cannot think of any other association that gets as much respect from governments in India and around the world for the objective and unbiased nature of the facts and views that it presents Its policy agenda spans a myriad issues including taxationtransfer pricinggovernment procurementIPbroadbandcopyrightetc Some of these may not be relevant for some companies in the short term but we all recognise their importance for the industryand focus on sharing information and facts to make a strong case collectively At the same timethere is a focus on building leadership in areas that will influence the future The Data Security Council of IndiaNational Institute of Smart Governance (NISG)Cyber Labsand the NASSCOM Foundation are institutions created by NASSCOM to build policy and best practices in data securitye-governancecyber security and inclusive growth Most people would recall the 1998 vision set by NASSCOM a $50 billion industry contributing to 4 per cent of Indias GDPproviding employment to 22 million people a vision almost everyone considered unachievable Howeverdespite two global downturnsthe industry has delivered on that promiseunleashing a multiplier impact on Indias economy and society The 2020 vision is even more ambitious: creating a transformational agenda for India Just as companies are focused on addressing opportunities through new business modelsit is interesting to be part of a core group that is reshaping the agenda for NASSCOMone that will further the cause of R&Dinnovation and inclusive growth andin the processenhance Indias leadership Questioning NASSCOMs diversity is as naive as questioning the spirit of Indian diversity There writerpresident & CEOGenpactis former chairman of NASSCOM For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: May 9 2017 1:13 am Top News Surendranagar with 448 degree Celsius was the hottest district in Gujarat on Monday followed by Rajkot at 443 degree Celsius Most of the districts recorded temperatures above 40 degree Celsius 4-5 degrees above normal temperatures including Deesa Gandhinagar and Kandla at 43 degree Celsius while Ahmedabad was at 433 Amreli at 438 Vadodara at 422 Bhuj at 417 degree Celsius Though India Meteorological Department (IMD) did not issue a heat wave warning alert it has issued a forecast of dry weather across the state with temperatures hovering above 40 degree Celsius this week For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 5 2017 9:26 pm “The order does not prohibit licensed establishments within municipal areas This clarification shall govern other municipal areas as well” Related News The Delhi government has ordered de-sealing of liquor shops and bars along highways in municipal areas across the city following the Supreme Court’s clarification on the issue The Excise Department in an order directed the officers concerned to de-seal such establishments located within 500 metres of highways in municipal areas The move implies that all the liquor shops bars and restaurants serving alcohol which were sealed following the apex court’s order will be reopened in the three municipal areas which cover most parts of the city The SC had in December last year banned the sale of liquor within 500 metres of state and national highways across the nation from April 1 this year However in July it gave its nod to the Chandigarh administration’s notification denotifying some highways to allow sale of liquor from vends within 500 metres of the roads In April this year the Excise Department had formed a panel to seal liquor shops and bars falling within the 500-metre radius from highways “In view of the court’s directions the in-charge along with the team is directed to de-seal liquor stores (falling in municipal areas) which were sealed in compliance of the Supreme Court order dated December 15 2016 and March 31 2017” the department said in its order A senior government official who did not wish to be named said the department will de-seal all the liquor shops and bars along highways in municipal areas The Excise Department order reiterated a part of the apex court order that said: “The purpose of the directions contained in the order dated December 15 2016 is to deal with the sale of liquor along and in proximity of highways “The order does not prohibit licensed establishments within municipal areas This clarification shall govern other municipal areas as well” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 9 2017 5:35 am Fifty-five children have died in the Nashik Civil Hospital in August (Representational Image) Top News Fifty-five children have died in the Nashik Civil Hospital in August raising questions on the medical infrastructure in place to treat them In August 346 children from rural areas and the tribal belt of Nashik district that is spread over nearly 15582 sqkm were admitted to the hospital Almost 15 per cent of those children died hospital sources said According to government officials the average mortality rate in the state stands at around 7 per cent but the rate of neonatal deaths in the Nashik hospital is higher Activists have alleged between April and August this year 187 children have died at the hospital It has being claimed that most of the deaths took place because of absence of medical instruments like ventilators in the hospital Under central government norms for 3000 deliveries at least 16 special newborn care units (SNCUs) are required The Nashik hospital that records 6000 deliveries a year has only one “There has been an increase in the number of admission of children who are sent to the civil hospital in a critical condition from private hospitals in the city and rural areas Most of the patients admitted are critical Because we are a Grade II hospital ventilators required for children as well as personnel to handle emergencies are not there” Nashik district Civil Surgeon Dr Suresh Jagdale said He however added that the government had a Rs 21 crore expansion plan for the hospital that will provide improved neonatal services The Deputy Director of the Directorate of Health Services Dr Archana Patil said: “We are planning to expand the neonatal services in Nashik” According to her the hospital received critical newborn cases from nearby tribal and rural hamlets and has lower-than-required capacity An official from the health department said: “A lot of babies are referred with low birth weight and lung infection in advanced stages These referrals have increased the death rate” The Nashik hospital has on an average recorded a high death rate every month “Around 50000 children are treated in all government hospitals in the state Nashik has the highest admissions” Patil said There is no other neonatal intensive facility in Nashik forcing all corporation and sub-district hospitals to refer patients to the hospital Patil added that 30-40 per cent of the neonatal deaths are due to low birth weight On Friday a meeting was held at the Mantralaya to look into the issues at the Nashik Civil Hospital Nashik MLC Jayant Jadhav and Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant were at the meeting along with senior health department officials Sawant is scheduled to visit the hospital on Monday For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 26 2017 3:18 am A bird’s eye view of Connaught Place Source: Praveen Khanna Top News The New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) plan to make the Connaught Place inner circle a pedestrian-only zone which was scheduled to be implemented from February 1 is likely to be delayed by 20 days Approval from stakeholders and the lack of a detailed execution plan NDMC officials said are behind the delay “Delhi Police’s plan for traffic regulation the council’s implementation plan approval from Delhi Urban Art Commission — all these are yet to be submitted to the Union Development Ministry for approval The ministry needs to be assured that all stakeholders are on board for the project Hence it seems that the pedestrianisation plan will be implemented only on February 20” a senior NDMC official said Watch What Else Is making News The delay comes at a time when the New Delhi Traders’ Association has opposed the NDMC’s plan “Closing vehicular movement in the inner circle will choke outer circle even further… Vehicles queuing up for entry into the limited parking lots will spill on to the radial roads People these days park on roads but no action is taken by the Delhi Traffic Police or the NDMC This practice will be encouraged even more under the new plan” Atul Bhargava NDTA president said Another section of traders maintained that Connaught Place has already lost a lot of business since malls have opened and said that “no stakeholder is ready to experiment on account of change in traffic pattern” fearing a loss of customers NDMC officials on the other hand maintained that parking arrangements have been made in the area and the blueprint for last-mile connectivity has also been prepared “There are three parking areas — one at Palika Bazaar one at Shivaji Stadium and a third one an Baba Kharak Singh Marg A plan involving buses and battery-operated vehicles to transport visitors from Metro stations New Delhi railway station and Mandi House among other places has been drawn up For a short while transport facilities might even be provided for free or at a nominal rate” the official said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Inder Malhotra | Updated: November 13 2014 10:31 am The wide world knows that Nehru was a strikingly handsome man with a disarming smile who exuded a magic charm that swiftly won over individuals and crowds alike Related News In a series on Jawaharlal Nehru it does not seem fair to concentrate only on his role as the builder of modern and democratic India during the 17 long and formative years when he was the country’s first prime minister There ought to be at least one human touch at some stage After deep thought I have chosen an aspect that is discussed rather rarely The wide world knows that Nehru was a strikingly handsome man with a disarming smile who exuded a magic charm that swiftly won over individuals and crowds alike In the words of one of his earliest biographers Michael Brecher there was hardly any difference between Nehru’s photographs at 20 and 60 Evidently his face caught up with his age only after the shattering effect of the brief but brutal border war with China Surprisingly even Acharya Kripalani once said: “It is difficult to compete with the prime minister For he is a darling of the masses and to women he is Prince Charming” Also Nehru had been a widower since 1936 when his long-ailing wife Kamala died in a sanatorium in Switzerland Moreover as he often admitted regretfully well before her passing he had become so busy with politics and rushing from one end of the country to the other that he neglected his wife and other members of the family His loneliness had to have certain consequences and that is where Lord and Lady Mountbatten come in They had stayed in India for no more than 15 months in 1947-48 But they especially Edwina Mountbatten had instantly developed a warm cordial and lasting rapport with Nehru Probably she filled a void in his life In any case during the 12 years that she lived after leaving India Edwina came to Delhi twice a year and stayed at the prime minister’s house For his part whenever in Britain Nehru saw her over the weekend at the Mountbatten country house Broadlands On one occasion the British press published a photograph of Edwina opening the door to Nehru clad in a nightgown In the circumstances is it any surprise that “an enduring love affair” between the two has been widely written on Hundreds of Nehru’s letters to Edwina have been published; hers to him seem to have disappeared Other books on the subject of women in Nehru’s life — one of them written by MO Mathai at one time his most trusted and powerful aide who had to be sacked for a lot of wrongdoing in 1958 — speak of his protracted romance with Padmaja Naidu a daughter of the nation’s “nightingale” Sarojini Naidu who was a poet as well as president of the Congress Khushwant Singh is one of the many authors who insist that Nehru also had a torrid affair with beautiful Shraddha Mata whom many worshipped as a “godwoman” On the other hand we must take note of what Amrita Sher-Gil — an Indian artist so great that even though she died at a very young age a road in Delhi has been named after her — is reported to have said Amrita herself had had numerous affairs of which to her credit she never made a secret One of her partners the famous British writer and journalist Malcolm Muggeridge has written about the “animal intensity” of her personality Many had questioned her about Nehru Her answer always was that she would stay away from him because “Jawaharlal is too handsome and too good a man” However a love affair lasting or fleeting is one thing and a deep friendly relationship between a man and a woman without a trace of sensuousness quite another In Nehru’s case I witnessed it at the end of the first recital of the melody queen MS Subbulakshmi that I heard in Delhi in the early 1950s After cheering her wildly the audience had begun to disperse when Nehru who was present throughout ascended the stage He held MS’s hand said that he hadn’t words enough to praise her performance and asked: “Compared with you what am I A mere prime minister without an iota of your talent” He treated Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and some other women friends the same way The masterpiece on the subject however is narrated by John Kenneth Galbraith America’s economic guru and his country’s ambassador to India in the early 1960s At one time the famous and highly attractive Hollywood actress Angie Dickinson was in Delhi and staying at the ambassador’s residence Constantly she told her host that her visit to India would be pointless if she couldn’t meet Nehru So the ambassador sent a note to the prime minister asking whether he could spare some time to see Dickinson To his surprise he received a phone call immediately telling him to bring the lady along right away While ushering them into the PM’s office the aide whispered to Galbraith that Nehru had only 20 minutes Actually the meeting lasted nearly two hours with the prime minister and the star absorbed in their lively conversation As Angie and Galbraith were about to leave Nehru asked her: “Does it ever happen that a role you play briefly becomes a part of your personality” Laughingly she replied: “I hope not Mr Prime Minister because the last role I played was that of a prostitute” Let me round this up with what happened when in November 1961 Nehru visited John F Kennedy at the White House He was very tired and somewhat distracted and therefore talks between the two leaders were desultory Kennedy — who in his inaugural address had spoken of the “soaring idealism of Nehru” — was disappointed Arthur J Schlesinger Harvard historian and Kennedy’s aide at the time commented that the prime minister had brightened up “only after the first lady came in” JFK: “That seems to be the problem with all my distinguished visitors” The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News The actress broke the news of her marriage by posting a picture of herself on Facebook. 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