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Those teamthey sayhave pacers who are used to bowling on lively tracks With the rules passed this week to stay in effect till the 2015 World Cup hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand several Boardsincluding Indiasfeel that the use of two new balls will see crickets all-important silverware getting pinched from Asia The spinnerand the batsmenfrom the sub-continent might not come to grips with balls that dont lose their shine But those fears are unreasonable Crickets narrative has changed in the last few years Pitches around the world have become slowerAsian pacers have become faster and spinners from the sub-continent have become smarter The top three bowlers in the ODI rankings are Ravinda JadejaSunil Narine and Saeed Ajmal while Mohammad Hafeez is 9th and Abdul Razzak 10th Five Asian batsmenwho learned their cricket on slow and low trackshave shown amazing adaptability around the world to enter the top 10 in the ICC rankings SangakkaraKohliDilshanDhoni and Misbah dont get sweaty palms facing pacers from AustraliaNew ZealandEngland or South Africa Indias success at the recent Champions Trophy in England seals the point The emergence of a bowler like Bhuvneshwar Kumara throwback to the days when the sub-continent produced sultans of swingshould see them get over old fears And remember who won the last World Cup Down Under Indias under-19 team The senior World Cup was won by Pakistan in 1992 Incidentallythat too was played with two new balls Sandeep Dwivedi (Sandeep is the National Sports Editor based in New Delhi) [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBeijing: Chinese official media and think-tanks are worried over a possible "domino effect" with surge in claims by other countries to press for their share of the South China Sea a day after a UN-backed tribunal dealt a major blow to China’s claims over the disputed maritime area South China Sea Getty images While the verdict striking down China’s historic claims evoked strong comments in the editorials the sweeping judgement of the tribunal appointed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration made official think-tanks to predict worst case scenarios Jin Canrong deputy director of the School of International Studies at the Renmin University of China said the most important task for China at the moment is to prevent a "domino effect" among claimant states such as Vietnam in the South China Sea (SCS) "In other words China should prevent other countries from following the Philippines" he told state-run Global Times In order to prevent a "domino effect" China has several options For example it should prepare for a potential military conflict by continuing to conduct military drills in the SCS Beijing-based military expert Song Zhongping was quoted as saying by the paper known for its nationalistic views This tough approach can send a message to other countries that suing China at The Hague’s "illegal tribunal" will only lead to a tougher response from Beijing Song said adding that tensions in the disputed waters will rise and China should prepare for the worst "China must be prepared to reduce the fallout of the arbitration case with other claimant countries" said Gu Xiaosong an expert on Southeast Asian studies at the Guangxi Academy of Social Sciences Experts agreed that among the other claimant countries including Vietnam Malaysia Indonesia and Brunei Hanoi will most likely challenge China’s maritime territories "Vietnam occupies the biggest number of islands or islets in the South China Sea and has the biggest area of overlapping maritime claims with China" Gu said "With strong nationalistic sentiment Vietnam is unlikely to back off on its claims" Gu noted Ei Sun Oh principal adviser of Malaysia-based think-tank Pacific Research Centre also said that he does not rule out the possibility of Vietnam seeking a similar arbitration emboldened by the favourable ruling the Philippines received Pan Guoping an international law expert at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law said that since UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) stipulates that any decision rendered by a court or tribunal having jurisdiction under this section shall be final and shall be complied with by all the parties to the dispute China can consider leaving UNCLOS to maintain its rights and claims to the SCS If China still remains in UNCLOS China faces a dilemma between respecting UNCLOS and protecting the legality of China’s sovereignty claims in the SCS Pan said Written by Anit Mukherjee | Updated: April 1 2015 12:25 am Related News In remarks made last month Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar created a buzz in strategic circles when he accepted the need for appointing a chief of defence staff (CDS) on the grounds that “the integration of the three forces does not exist in the existing structure” Without naming a date he said that he needed some time “to work it out” and would bring up a note before the Cabinet Committee on Security within the next two to three months While giving hope to the (small) community of military reformers the statement is also a cause for some alarm The last thing India needs is a rush to a quick-fix solution imagined behind closed doors by a small team of bureaucrats — civilian or military Parrikar should instead if necessary take a little while longer and implement a well-thought-out plan and also take advantage of a once-in-a-generation constellation of factors to transform the Indian military India is perhaps the only major military that does not have a CDS-type post This has created problems for the integration of the three services and also on other issues like inter-services prioritisation and joint training and planning Creating this post and strengthening the powers of the Integrated Defence Staff which was itself created after the Kargil War will not only enhance military effectiveness — the sine qua non for having a military — but also lead to budgetary savings For instance under the current structure the three service chiefs are protective of their turfs and perpetuate a single-service approach to training planning and operations Left to themselves they have not even been able to agree on training their musicians together let alone pooling resources for joint training and logistics There is an expectation therefore that a CDS will adjudicate on these matters and take a detached view thereby enhancing effectiveness and improving expenditure In fact in many countries “jointness” has emerged from fiscal considerations In India the service chiefs are used to almost complete autonomy leading to unnecessary duplication wasteful expenditure and a single-service approach The demand for creating a CDS post is almost as old as India’s higher defence organisation Mountbatten’s papers kept at the University of Southampton reveal that he was aware of growing problems in India’s military posture from not having a joint staff or a CDS He approached — and not just once — successive Indian prime ministers including Jawaharlal Nehru Lal Bahadur Shastri Indira Gandhi and a year before his assassination Morarji Desai and urged them to undertake such a measure However by then civilians had become slightly apprehensive of a possible loss of civilian control if this measure were adopted and there was moreover opposition to this from within the services That opposition was primarily from the air force because of its fears of being dominated by the numerically superior army (it did not help that some army chiefs spoke dismissively of the other two services) As a result of all this the idea of a CDS was quietly shelved The post-Kargil defence reforms process once again saw a strong push to create a CDS But under pressure from the Congress party the air force and civilian bureaucrats then-PM AB Vajpayee vacillated at the last moment The Naresh Chandra Committee formed in 2011 to re-examine defence reforms also looked at this issue and recommended the creation of the post of Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee — a quasi-CDS appointment For the first time the air force accepted the need for such a post Parrikar’s comments thus appear to close the loop and fulfil a long-cherished vision of the strategic community So what is wrong with going ahead and creating such a post First there is no clarity on what is being envisaged Parrikar should not spring upon the cabinet and the nation a magical “solution” imagined by his advisers Instead there should be a public debate taking advantage of India’s vibrant strategic culture on the issues and challenges facing higher defence management This will also put to test some institutional myths For instance for many in the military appointing serving military officers as joint secretaries in the defence ministry would automatically resolve existing problems This conveniently overlooks potential conflicts of interest and the need to have checks and balances The necessity of the latter becomes clearer in light of the current controversy after the harsh judgment by the Armed Forces Tribunal criticising the army’s “Command Exit” policy implemented in 2009 It shows how relatively easy it was for senior officers with suspect motives to push through contested and divisive policies The best way to start the debate is to release into the public domain with redactions if necessary the report of the Naresh Chandra Committee Second a critical element for successful defence reforms is to have vigilant monitoring and perhaps even external oversight an aspect the defence minister has seemingly ignored It is not enough to simply announce measures for institutional change and leave it to the bureaucracies to implement them As we well know from organisational theory bureaucracies will readily embrace change that they like and shirk from measures they find unpleasant This becomes clear for instance when one examines how the services have undermined India’s first joint command in Andaman and Nicobar So it might be prudent to create a defence reforms unit drawing on personnel unattached to any single institutional prism — whether civilian or military Third before appointing a CDS-type figure it is necessary to bring clarity to the role and powers of the service chief There is an unrealistic assumption that the chiefs will enjoy the same powers even after the creation of such a post If this is so the CDS will be a mere figurehead reduced to attending fancy parades To prevent this some powers from the chiefs will have to be passed to this position Nowhere in the world has a CDS been appointed without opposition from the service chiefs The sooner the political leadership wakes up to this reality and enforces its vision the better it is for all concerned To be fair to the defence minister he seems to be following the right script so far Removing the DRDO chief raising (even if symbolically) FDI in defence and showing a willingness to take on the trade unions at the inefficient and underperforming ordnance factories and defence PSUs have sent the correct message In remarks largely overlooked Parrikar seemed aware of a crucial faultline — the relations between military and civilian bureaucrats Referring to the tensions between the two Parrikar spoke about the “they-we” complex and how it needs to be transformed into a more collegial “us” Such self-awareness is a refreshing change from his predecessor who simply stumbled from crisis to crisis But before preparing a cabinet note for his colleagues Parrikar needs to step back take a little while longer perhaps and think through what it is that he is visualising and how he is going to get us there The writer is an assistant professor at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Nanyang Technological University Singapore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Chandigarh | Published: May 10 2017 8:00 am Top News A 12-year-old student fractured her leg while others students travelling in the auto rickshaw suffered injuries on their eyes knees and legs as the vehicle ferrying around 6-7 students met with an accident in Sector 28 The incident comes at a time when auto rickshaws responsible for ferrying school children safely continue to flout the Safe Transportation Policy for Students (STRAPS) laws openly As per the law the autos ferrying school children should have a Global Positioning System (GPS) and a camera installed Both sides of the vehicle should be fitted with horizontal grills bars and gates for the safety of the students However most of these things are missing in majority of the autos plying in the city “The traffic police said that it was a lucky escape for my son As he was sitting in the front seat he could have easily come in between the tree and the auto resulting in his death” said Rajesh Sharma the father of the injured boy Kavya Sharma Rajesh who had changed the transport from a bus to an auto just three days ago said that he will change the transport of Kavya again As per the STRAPS law auto rickshaws are allowed to carry only five school children if the age group is below 12 yearsThe above mentioned auto rickshaw had no horizontal grills nor any bars for the safety of the children “Only issuing of challans to bus operators by the officials will not change the state-of-affairs A more sever and strict action needs to be taken by the authorities especially when it comes to safety of children traveling in auto rickshaws” said Nitin Goyal president Chandigarh Parents Association(CPA) Speaking on the increasing violations made by the auto rickshaws Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) said “Today we have issued 15 challans to auto rickshaw drivers and impounded two buses The checking of buses was underway from last year while the drive to rein-in auto rickshaws have just been launched and we will continue with it” For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Published: December 20 2016 5:20 pm Related News Actress Manisha Koirala is yet to see the recreated version of Humma Humma Actress Manisha Koirala had the nation swooning when she teamed up with Arvind Swamy for Humma Humma in Mani Ratnam’s Bombay released in 1995 More than two decades later the song has been remade for Ok Jaanu and the new version has Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor playing lovers Manisha who is yet to see the song expressed hope that it is as good as the original number Talking to indianexpresscom Manisha said “I am very keen to see what they have done with the song I hope it is as good as the original” Also read |Ok Jaanu’s ‘The Humma Song’: Aditya Roy Kapur is drooling hot Shraddha Kapoor kills with her moves watch video The feisty actress however was frank enough to say that she would have her objections if the new version is not as good as the orginal number When asked of iconic songs should be remade Manisha told us “If it is done well why not If not then I do object” The new Humma Humma version has been slammed by fans on social media with majority pointing out that the new version is not even close to the original one Badshah who rapped for the new version became the subject of many memes with some writing “I liked Badshah when it was a masala” More from the world of Entertainment: In an earlier interview with indianexpresscom singer Jubin Nautiyal who has sung lead male vocals revealed about A R Rahman appreciating his voice and his rendition “Rahman sir approved the song I have been told that he liked my voice and the way I sung it” Jubin told us Also read |Humma Humma: Remo Fernandes damns the OK Jaanu song as pale insipid One of the major aspects Jubin kept in mind while singing the number was to sing it in his own style rather than aping the original song “I was prepared when I approached to sing the number All of us have sung this song in our childhood either in school or college I wanted to sing in my own style I have a different style of singing I have made sure to not make the song sound too loud Keeping the mood of the song in mind I have given it a sensous vibe” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Naveed Iqbal Pragya Kaushika Sweta Dutta | New Delhi | Updated: April 12 2017 8:19 am Yasmin Kidwai of the Congress campaigns at Sunder Nursery Top News With half of the 272 wards reserved for women in the upcoming municipal polls the push for each party seems to be younger and more educated candidates who also connect with voters on the ground While each party must give 136 seats to women the BJP has fielded 138 women the AAP 142 and the Congress 144 The Indian Express caught up with some of them Poorva Sankla 22 (BJP Raghubir Nagar) The party’s youngest candidate Sankla is a BTech graduate and left an engineering job to enter politics She was associated with the ABVP and her family has worked with the outfit for years Sankla believes her educational background helped her get a ticket “The party is looking for educated people who look into problems of the area” she said Twinkle Kalia 34 (BJP Kishan Ganj ward) A hearse and an ambulance driver Twinkle started her journey as Swaraj Abhiyaan candidate but joined the BJP Tuesday after the party’s nomination was cancelled Twinkle started driving an ambulance 14 years ago “When my husband was 14 his father had an accident and remained in coma for two years He always wanted to provide service to the needy and when I married him he did not take dowry but got an ambulance initially used to ferry or to arrange blood for patients of dengue or chikungunya” said Kalia A doctorate in naturopathy and a part-time health insurance advisor Kalia said she now has a fleet of eight ambulances and two hearses She has drivers but whenever they are unavailable she gets down to work “The satisfaction one gets in helping the patients and their families is enough for us” said Kalia Swati Sachdeva 28 (AAP Model Town) A personality development and public speaking trainer Sachdeva has been associated with the AAP since the anti-corrpution movement “I never thought about entering politics I was never interested in campus politics But my association with the anti-corruption movement and the will to change politics got me here” said Sachdeva who studies BCom (honours) at DU’s Hansraj College She said that sanitation waterlogging and unkempt parks are the main issues in her area “People like the fact that I am young and educated The amount of pampering I get from voters especially the elderly has boost my confidence” she said Pooja Pandey 26 (AAP Mubarakpur Dabas) Earlier with NSUI Pandey a political science student was vice-president of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College “I got interested in politics again during the anti-corruption movement I was also the school management committee member in a school in Mubarakpur People in the area know me well because I have worked with them for many years” said the former teacher “Sanitation and more primary schools are a priority for me” Prerna Singh 38 (Cong Anand Parbat) The Congress councillor is seeking re-election from her constituency while admitting that not much has moved on the ground in the last three years The University of Leeds graduate said streets need repair drains need to be covered and roads need lights but says AAP has made execution difficult “People know these issues came up only in AAP’s term We are struggling to maintain even old projects” she said Yasmin Kidwai 40 (Cong Darya Ganj) Campaigning in Darya Ganj which has post-delimitation expanded to include areas of Nizamuddin is like campaigning in “mini-India” said Kidwai A filmmaker she hopes to make her foray into politics a “positive story of change” as portrayed in her last documentary No Problem, the victim confessed that she denied the abuse initially since she wanted to save her father. and Cummings, asthma drug terbutaline sulfate.

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