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Thus the real issue is sidelined That the UPA government is trying to extract mileage from this incident cannot distract from the much larger issue of the role of the Gujarat government and its police force in hunting down Muslims on mere suspicion That the law ministry is investigating the role of the law officer who submitted the affidavit then becomes an imperative On what basis did the law officer and the MHA confirm that Ishrat and three others were LeT members And even if they werehow come they were killed after apprehending them two days earlier Is it true that the IB was involved in a sting operation to ensnare Javed Sheikh To gloss over all this and to accuse the law ministry of political opportunism is to legitimise the use of encounters by the Gujarat police for self-gratification and for feeding into the anti-Muslim hatred so central to the Hindutva perspective Gautam Navlakha New Delhi This letter was incorrectly edited and printed on September 12 We sincerely apologise Editor The Pakistan problem • Its hard to believe that men like Mahmud Ali Durrani do exist in Pakistanmore so when they stand by their word Durranis admission that Ajmal Kasab is a Pakistani national had cost him his job But one wonders how he can now help the Indo-Pak peace process Pakistan sticks out as a state in total disarraywhose leaders utterances cannot be taken at face value BesidesPervez Musharraf has admitted that he diverted US aid to arm Pakistan against India How will it ever be possible to negotiate peace with such a state Roda D Hakim Baroda Debate closed • Ashutosh Varshney has rightly brought out the rigidity of MA Jinnahs mind In factwith timeJinnahs insistence on the so-called separate civilisational identities of Hindus and Muslims became belligerent and arrogant Gandhis last-ditch effort to bring Jinnah round to accepting some kind of settlement in September 1944 too proved a failuresolely because of Jinnahs intransigence Its a pity that the country today is debating whether or not Jinnah was responsible for Partition There may be others who too may have to share responsibility for the catastrophe but that doesnt absolve Jinnah of his share of the blame Nar Narayan Ojha New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sarah Hafeez Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Published: October 19 2016 12:13 am The Delhi zoo was also in the news in May after the death of 46 spotted deer due to rabies Top News The National Zoological Park (Delhi zoo) was shut down indefinitely Tuesday following confirmation that the death of at least eight water birds recently was due to bird flu said sources The death of a few ducks had been noticed about “four to five days” ago and a few pelicans were also found dead later the sources added terming the shutdown a “precautionary measure” Development and General Administration Minister Gopal Rai said “Officials in charge of the zoo informed us about the flu infecting birds The flu has been diagnosed as H5 avian influenza The zoo has been closed for now and we are taking all necessary measures” Watch Video: What’s making news He added “We do not know how many birds have been infected but tests are being conducted” Rai said the government would issue additional information after getting more test results He did not say how long the zoo would remain shut Sources told The Indian Express that samples of the ducks that died were sent to Jalandhar this week for ascertaining the cause of death and it was found that they succumbed to bird flu “The samples of dead pelicans too were sent for testing and the results are awaited” said a source The samples were also sent to another laboratory for a second opinion said sources A central team will be visiting the zoo Wednesday the sources added The curator and spokesperson of the zoo could not be reached for comment Ducks and pelicans are kept in separate ponds at the zoological park Before the bird deaths were spotted the zoo had nearly 40 pelicans and 20 ducks The Indian Express could not officially confirm the number of deaths of ducks and pelicans but sources confirmed that at least 8 water birds had died due to bird flu The sources also said this was the first time in at least 10 years that bird flu was reported at the zoo Avian influenza commonly called bird flu is an infectious viral disease of birds According to the World Health Organisation most avian influenza viruses do not infect humans The zoo came under the spotlight in May after the death of 46 spotted deer due to rabies The deer deaths have been reported since January this year The zoo got 22 lakh visitors last year For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 3 2016 4:27 am Top News A day after the Delhi High Court asked the government to give a second hearing to Escorts Hospital on the issue of denial of treatment at EWS rates similar relief was granted to Dharamshila Cancer hospital Tuesday The bench of Justice Sanjiv Sachdeva set aside the AAP government’s order — which imposed over Rs 17 crore fine on the hospital for allegedly refusing to provide free treatment to poor patients — after the government said it would hear afresh the hospital on the issue The government said it has considered the representation by the hospital and decided to grant another hearing on August 17 Besides Dharamshila hospital the government had asked four other private hospitals to deposit the alleged “unwarranted profits” they earned from allegedly refusing free treatment to the poor For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | New York | Updated: August 29 2016 7:19 pm Christina McHale hasn’t advanced past the third round of a Grand Slam (Source: AP) Top News Since Christina McHale won a first-set tiebreaker against her idol Serena Williams at Wimbledon last month she’s played three tournaments and World Team Tennis to prepare for the US Open Before considering a rematch McHale needs to defeat first-round opponent Mona Barthel of Germany on Monday McHale hasn’t advanced past the third round of a Grand Slam but her confidence grew after a 6-7 (7) 6-2 6-4 loss to the eventual Wimbledon champion who earned a record-tying 22nd major singles title “There were a lot of positives I took from my Serena match” McHale said “The first and most important for me being that I can compete with the best That match has really motivated me to keep working and improving” McHale served well early and kept Williams off balance in winning the tiebreaker during the second-round match at Wimbledon In the second set McHale went up 40-15 on serve with two chances to take a 3-0 lead But she double-faulted and Williams ran off 11 straight points McHale also double-faulted on a game point and Williams attacked her second serves to break for 5-4 It was a lesson in thought management for the 24-year-old McHale “You think about the big picture all of a sudden” Billie Jean King said “Your brain goes from one ball at a time to ‘Oh crap I’m up playing for 3-0 and I’m up a set already I should win this”’ McHale played nearly every day for two weeks in early August for the New York Empire in the World Team Tennis league co-founded by King The tennis great knows it’s important to stay focused and relaxed during critical points “Serena talks about being in the zone” King said “Everybody understands that means stay in the present and be in the now It sounds so easy Before the point is how you tee it up and get ready Seventy-five percent of the time in the match you are not hitting a ball” McHale started playing tennis in Hong Kong where she lived from age 3 to 8 and learned to speak Mandarin She also was a competitive swimmer growing up in Englewood Cliffs New Jersey She turned pro in 2010 and last year she moved to South Florida to train at the USTA National Tennis Center in Boca Raton Her older sister Lauren graduated from North Carolina where she played tennis for the Tar Heels Lauren is engaged to American tennis player Ryan Harrison Christina reached a career-high singles ranking of No 24 in 2012 She’s coached by Jorge Todero who has guided her the last five years McHale has posted wins over former No 1 Caroline Wozniacki and Grand Slam champions Victoria Azarenka Petra Kvitova and Svetlana Kuznetsova “He’s gotten me to use my forehand more” McHale said of the Argentine “I try to hit as many forehands as I can go to my strength in the pressure moments” She’s currently ranked 55th with a 31-20 record this year Her first serve percentage is just 59 percent with 64 percent of those points won She’s had 119 aces and 136 double-faults After Wimbledon McHale upset eighth-seeded Monica Niculescu at the Citi Open in Washington in mid-July She then lost to Jessica Pegula daughter of Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula 7-5 6-2 She bowed out in the second round in Montreal at the Rogers Cup but joined Asia Muhammad to defeat the top-ranked doubles team of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza 6-3 6-4 in the quarterfinals before losing in the semifinals McHale who recently reached the second round in Cincinnati is among 19 American women in the US Open Next up is Barthel who she beat in matchups in Seoul in 2014 and Madrid in 2015 If McHale gets past her she’ll play the winner of Roberta Vinci vs Anna-Lena Friedsam Vinci took out Williams in the semifinals of the US Open last year ending the quest for a calendar year Grand Slam Patrick McEnroe who coached the Empire and McHale calls her “a grinder” “She’s right there I’ve always been impressed with her work ethic” said McEnroe who previously helped McHale while leading the USTA player developmental program “From the first time I saw her she’s really been committed to putting in the work to be the best she can be” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News Deletion of names has happened, A team of Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad has already reached there to extradite him. had fled to Mumbai and then to Bangkok on January 10 to create his alibi.

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