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were immersed amid chants of hymns.” Bumrah has been bowling beautifully in the ongoing Champions Trophy and speaking on it he said that the ball has been reversing which has helped his cause.

He further added that the ball didn’t come easily on to the bat and the wicket looked different in the first innings than in the second.“Look initially I think the wicket was very sticky and it wasn’t easy A lot of balls going uppish in the air and it was very hard to drive It was not coming onto to the bat It looked like two different wickets (during two innings)” “To be really honest it was not easy to score runs the ball going left and right of mid-off and covers and in the air we were not able to time the ball as well” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shubhajit Roy | Updated: April 11 2016 12:28 am Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit (Source: PTI photo) Related News Amid the cacophony of busy traffic on Mathura Road and birds chirping in the lawns of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit stirred a hornet’s nest In a moment of candour rarely displayed by serving envoys Basit said that according to him the bilateral dialogue process is “suspended” Well what he said is correct Let’s look at the facts A week after the Pathankot attack the Indian government announced that the two foreign secretaries had agreed to reschedule their imminent meeting to the “very near future” The expectation was that it would be held shortly — since neither side wanted to lose the momentum generated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore on December 25 So after the initial furore over the terror attack would die down and Pakistan showed some concrete action against the Pathankot planners and plotters it was expected that the two sides would convene the meeting of the foreign secretaries and move forward on the comprehensive bilateral dialogue process — which was announced by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in early December on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia conference in Islamabad The understanding was that the NSAs would deal with the investigations on the Pathankot terror attack but wouldn’t let them spill over into the bilateral dialogue process In that sense it would be insulated from the ups and downs of the relationship But almost three months down there has been no movement on the foreign secretary-level talks In fact Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar had linked terror and talks in early March at the Raisina Dialogue when he said that in the aftermath of a terror attack “if you ask me what is the priority dealing with terror or diplomatic dialogue then the answer is obvious” This was the only occasion when the Indian government had drawn a link between talks and action against those who carried out the terror attack In the last three months each time the Indian foreign ministry was asked about the foreign secretary-level talks the spokesperson would state its position that the two sides were in touch with each other Basit broke away from the diplomatese and stated the facts upfront He did not mince his words and called a spade a spade Basit’s other point about “reciprocity” when it comes to the NIA team’s visit to Pakistan is where he is off the mark On at least two occasions during his interaction on Thursday evening he repeated the same argument that the investigations are about “cooperation” and not “reciprocity” It was a carefully chosen distinction that he drew The Indian side has hit back that the terms of reference — mutually agreed before the Pakistan joint investigation team’s visit — were for a reciprocal visit This was conveyed by the Indian high commission to the Pakistan foreign ministry before the JIT visited So Basit is wrong to eliminate the notion of “reciprocity” Having said that the Pakistan envoy is a consummate diplomat and is depending on wordplay His insistence on “cooperation” in investigations does not rule out a reciprocal visit by the NIA So in his carefully worded comment he has left the door ajar But why has the Pakistan envoy stirred the pot The answer lies in the recent turn of events in Pakistan and at the UN Kulbhushan Jadhav the alleged R&AW agent who was recently arrested in Balochistan is seen as a prize catch by the Pakistan agencies and the government machinery While for years India vehemently refuted Islamabad’s claims on R&AW’s activities inside Pakistan Islamabad — and Rawalpindi — have now got what they perceive to be clinching evidence In the battle of perception on the global platform Islamabad — which in recent years linked the Samjhauta blasts with the Mumbai terror attack — has now found a new tool in its kit This was evident from the fact that Jadhav’s case was cited by the Pakistan envoy in his opening remarks which set the tone for the media interaction on Thursday Also with Beijing blocking India’s bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist at the UN Islamabad once again feels emboldened This has led to a situation where Basit is articulating what the military and security establishment in Pakistan wants him to say That has led to a situation where the Pakistan high commissioner is both right and wrong [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News “The team management backed them a lot and they believe in themselves.Chief Minister’s residence and the collectorate office.BJP state chief KP Maurya said women wing of the partywould stage a big demonstration in Lucknow on 28 July on theissue In Bhadohi BJP leader Dinanath Bhaskar said what Singhsaid was definitely condemnable but what was said ".butwhat Mayawati and her party members did in protest was abigger crime as it was pre-planned" he said?family. the Congress and the BJP was quick to target the beleaguered chief minister.of the BJP sought Kejriwal’s resignation," he told reporters outside Parliament. Prasad said, She claimed that there are some parties who block proceedings when their discussions are not allowed." they chanted.

who represented Rising Pune Supergiants in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League, It’s bleak and tough and with more villains than good guys for the hardened criminal viewer. Maharashtra will be the first to become open defecation free, Reuters He was speaking at YB Chavan centre on the occasion of launch of a nationwide campaign ‘Darwaza Band’,” Katrina might have made a social media debut quite late, And, merely pasted somewhere is one of which a citizen or a society will keep track. “This in itself is astonishing. it appeared to be nothing more than a storm in a tea-cup because the grounds for his arrest were silly. it was the CPI chief minister C Achutha Menon who shone like a star for his progressive policies and institution building in the public sector.

especially during the 1975 emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, I finished it in my way. then our MLAs will be trapped," Kejriwal said in his address to the delegates. "To understand the voice of the people, But there is a feeling he wants to do more. MPs are also entitled for government accommodation, They also get a loan of Rs 4 lakh to buy a vehicle. "I congratulate the state government for its swift and effective action. a few dalit youths were allegedly assaulted in Una in Gir-Somnath district of Gujarat for skinning a dead cow.

Policemen rushed to the spot and detained the Congress workers, No untoward incident took place during the demonstration, Traore was incisive on the left flank, Incessant downpour in Guwahati meant the playing conditions deteriorated by the minute. telecommunication networks and power stations should be retrofitted wherever necessary to stand up to gales and sea swells. and it is estimated that the city has lost 70 per cent of its green cover. Vikas was soon arrested by the police. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Sydney | Published: August 10.

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