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Why Shivraj Chouhan found Madhya Pradesh roads are better than roads in Washington, DC?
25.10.17 - PT Foreign Desk
Why Shivraj Chouhan found Madhya Pradesh roads are better than roads in Washington, DC?



WASHINGTON, DC: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was mocked around the world last year when he made cops carry him on their shoulders instead of walking through ankle deep water, told audiences in the United States that roads in MP were better than those in US.

"When I got down at the Washington Airport and travelled on the road, I felt the roads in Madhya Pradesh are better than the United States... I am saying this not just for the sake of saying,” Chouhan told potential investors at an event organised by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum in Washington DC on October 24.

Chouhan, keen to underline his claim that MP was emerging as an ideal state for investments, seems to have walked into a storm of twitter creativity with his rather bold claim. Last time he glided smoothly over the flood waters by riding on actual human beings, he had fallen into a well of ridicule, but seems to have learnt little.

A rather veteran BJP leader in Madhya Pradesh, who is currently out of favour with the powers that be, said the ruling party needs to come out of its habit of using bluster incessantly. 

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The problem with normalising bluster as straight-faced political stance is that rulers often actually start believing it. It is possible that Chouhan actually believes what he says.
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"The problem with normalising bluster as straight-faced political stance is that rulers often actually start believing it. It is possible that Chouhan actually believes what he says, and often I feel that the Prime Minister also now actually believes that Demonetisation was a great success and GST was being implemented smoothly," he said.
 
 Also Read: WAS IT MEANT FOR TRUMP? OR US?  – Bush, Obama said this on Diwali

Another small time BJP leader better aware of the condition of roads in MP said it was understandable why someone like Chouhan would compare the state's roads better than the roads in the US, that too with a specific comparison with roads around Washington's Dulles Airport. 
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Travelling in bullet proof vehicles, the journey marked by constant supply of dry fruit and fresh fruit juice, the condition of the roads is never an issue. In the US, the politician sees other people and vehicles along the same roads that his vehicle traverses and it hardly pleases him.
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"The fact is that when a CM has to visit a place, even if a remote village, the roads are smoothened days in advance, often very temporarily, and no traffic allowed for hours. Not a single human being can cross the road as security personnel line the entire stretches for hours. Travelling in bullet proof vehicles, the journey marked by constant supply of dry fruit and fresh fruit juice, the condition of the roads is never an issue. In the US, the politician sees other people and vehicles along the same roads that his vehicle traverses and it hardly pleases him. Hence the deduction: 'My roads are far better than the roads in the US.' In a strange matter-of-fact way, he is right," he said.

An Indian TV journalist was sacked in 2013 after he filed a report about deadly floods while perched on a survivor’s shoulders. Chouhan faced no such threat, and now by snubbing the Satan right in Washington, he might actually be a hero of the party, a pothole or two notwithstanding.
 

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WATCH VIDEO - THERESA MAY'S SANE WORDS
British PM hails Sikh community on Bandi Chorr Divas, congratulates Indians on Diwali
19.10.17 - kanwar manjit singh
British PM hails Sikh community on Bandi Chorr Divas, congratulates Indians on Diwali



IN A POIGNANT message on Bandi Chorr Divas and Diwali, British Prime Minister Theresa May has congratulated the Sikh community and hailed Indians for their contribution to the British society, calling them "a shining example of what makes the United Kingdom great."

"The festival of lights (signifies) that ultimately good will triumph over evil, hope over despair and light over darkness (and it) will resonate with people of all faiths and none," Theresa May said in her message.

May's decision to thank the Sikhs specifically for the Bandi Chorr Divas underlines Britain's recognition of the community's stature and contribution. 
 
 Also Read: WAS IT MEANT FOR TRUMP? OR US?  – Bush, Obama said this on Diwali

Further, she took care to de-link the significance of Diwali from any specific religion and said the Diwali's message of the triumph of goodness over evil was so universal that it resonated with not only people of all faiths, but also those who do not profess any particular religion. In contrast, many radical Hindutva outfits in India persistently try to paint Leftists and communists as faithless people who do not understand the spirit of religion and religiosity.

"As Prime Minister, I want to take this opportunity to say a special thank you — on behalf of the whole country — for the immense contributions you all make to every sphere of life in the United Kingdom,” May said in her message, released by the Downing Street.
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"You help to show the world that United Kingdom truly is a place where people from all backgrounds and beliefs can live their lives in freedom and achieve their full potential.” One hopes our leaders make India a country where people of off beliefs can live in the glow of freedom and achieve their full potential.
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The festival remains a "special time” of the year and a chance to connect with Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists in Britain, she said.

"From the doctors and nurses serving in our NHS [National Health Service], to the soldiers, sailors and airmen serving in our armed forces, the entrepreneurs creating jobs across our communities, and the stars of arts and culture inspiring and entertaining us, Britain’s Indian communities are a shining example of what makes our country great,” she said.

Priti Patel, Britain’s first Indian-origin Cabinet minister, hosted the annual Diwali celebrations at 10, Downing Street earlier this week. May was in Brussels for the Brexit talks at the time.
 

"As successful and integrated communities, you maintain your unique traditions while contributing fully to our national life. And you help to show the world that our United Kingdom truly is a place where people from all backgrounds and beliefs can live their lives in freedom and achieve their full potential".

May ended her message with ‘Shubh Diwali’ but not before announcing that she will be joining in celebrating the values and freedoms of the festival.

Theresa May's last visit to India in November 2016 was, to say the least, "underwhelming" and at one stage, the then commerce minister Nirmala Seetharaman had even said "we are not being treated as old friends any longer.” May now plans to visit India soon, a fact she announced in her Diwali message, too.
 
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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WAS IT MEANT FOR TRUMP? OR US?  – Bush, Obama said this on Diwali

CHALO, PATAAKE CHALAYEN – CM Amarinder Singh & Parkash Singh Badal Jee

NO TIME TO READ THIS STORY? – That’s OK - Please do not feel guilty 

ELECTION COMMISSION - YOU FAILED TO CONVINCE. TRY AGAIN.

THIS IS WHY ELECTION COMMISSION DID NOT ANNOUNCE GUJARAT POLL DATES – Decoding the mystery 

BJP TO EDUCATE FARMERS ABOUT AGRI & RELIGION LINK – Will tell them Modi did so much 

AYE BHAI, BINA DEKHE CHALO –  Walking with the blind in Chandigarh

BAD, BAD WOMAN! – Punjab’s top playwright slams woman complainant against Langah

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL – On Amod Kanth’s badge of shame

OPEN SALE AT GNDU – Have Rs 25,000? Get your compartment cleared. Rs 50,000 for two subjects

SUCHA SINGH LANGAH : KAMAAL JAARI HAI... Sucha Singh Langah wins, even in his darkest moments

ABEY TU BAHAR NIKAL, CHOWK MEIN AA   The 10-yard-radius protest

PATIALA, VIA PANCHKULA. SOON REACHING YOUR CITY. HAIL DEMOCRACY! Halaat kharaab nahi hone chahiye!

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EARLIER 'MORON', NOW THIS
Trump can trigger World War III, says top Republican leader
09.10.17 - PT FOREIGN DESK
Trump can trigger World War III, says top Republican leader



WASHINGTON: The chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, who is a Republican senator, has now said President Donald Trump was running his office like "a reality show” and can trigger World War III. 

The Tennessee senator also portrayed Trump as a wayward child in a daycare centre who should always be watched, lest he does major mischief.

Slamming a president of his own party, Corker sounded a very alarmist tone, said Trump's behaviour was a cause of concern.
 
"He concerns me,” Mr. Corker added. "He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”
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"It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”
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A day earlier, Trump said Corker was not running for re-election because he "didn’t have the guts.” 

Corker hit back in a markedly acidic choice of words: "It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

"I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him,” Corker told the media.

"I don’t know why the president tweets out things that are not true,” he said. "You know he does it, everyone knows he does it, but he does.”

Last week, the US media remained busy with reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had referred to Trump as a "moron.”
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Mr Home Minister, will you be visiting Farooq Ahmad Dar's house? How else will PM Modi's narrative of embracing Kashmiris & Rajnath SIngh's words mean anything substantive?

The Ryan Debate: How India missed the great cctv angle? Media only wants to debate the need for separate toilets for bus drivers and conductors. The most vulnerable are not covered by cctv, so they are not covered by tv either.

Political economy of extension in age of retirement: Dr Piare Lal Garg dwells upon what is wrong with policy formulation on retirement age.

The Gorakhpur Dead Speak to Punjab: From the infants burnt alive in Patiala to those who died in Gorakhpur, India's health parametres are escaping the media's radar.

WE WILL KILL 40-50: Haryana BJP, Govt calculated death toll before firing first bullet. Haryana BJP's party affairs incharge makes explosive revelations.

RELAX! ALL 30 WERE DERA PREMIS: The utter absence of any questions about the death of 30 people on the roads of a city reeking of wealth says something stinking about its conscience.

LET'S KILL PAASH: Dr Sumail Singh Sidhu unravels the layers of the latest row about the revolutionary poet’s work and asks why is Paash being summoned from the ashes to answer our allegations?

THE BLOODY VILLAIN OF PARTITION: As Radcliffe drew a line between India and Pakistan, resulting in 600,000 lives lost and 14 million displaced, we revisit the key question: Were the massacres avoidable, preventable?

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TO SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL, SINCE NO ONE ELSE WILL SAY IT: Speaking truth to power, and asking some tough questions to a party that refuses to behave like one. Does it even register the sense of a loss?

DECONSTRUCTING NAVJOT SINGH SIDHUThis is a duel -- pistols drawn, hands on hip, 20 steps across, aim taken, fingers on trigger. Right now, it looks like Amarinder has forgotten his gun home. Sidhu is itching to shoot. 

SURGICAL STRIKE YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT: Indian jawans killed everyone at this forward post of Pakistan and brought back seven bodies besides a trophy signed by Musharraf.

PUNJAB: AN IDEA IN SEARCH OF WORDS: The English writing on Punjab has constructed an urbane Punjabi universe. Punjab is more than a poster boy of progress or a renegade from the promise of modernity.

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"THE INCREDIBLY WELL-DRESSED RISING STAR IN CANADIAN POLITICS"
Jagmeet Singh becomes first non-white to lead a major party in Canada
02.10.17 - TEAM PT
Jagmeet Singh becomes first non-white to lead a major party in Canada



The 38-year-old lawyer, Jagmeet Singh, made history on Sunday as he became the first non-white politician, and obviously the first person of Indian and Sikh heritage, to be elected leader of one of Canada’s three largest national political parties.
 
Jagmeet Singh, the Ontario provincial lawmaker, was elected on the first ballot to lead the party into the 2019 election against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.

He won the decisive first-ballot victory over three other candidates by receiving 53.6 % of the vote.
 
He will now captain the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) in the next federal election to be held in October 2019.
 
He announced to officially launch his campaign to be Prime Minister of Canada. "I am officially launching my campaign to be the next Prime Minster of Canada," he told the cheering crowd in his speech moments after the result was declared on Sunday after a single round of voting ended on Sunday.
 
"We are the party that is building a better Canada. It is in us and it is in us that you can see the future of our country, helping our country with a New Democratic government," he told cheering party supporters.
 
In his acceptance speech, Singh described his win as "an incredibly profound honour”. He also announced the beginning of the 2019 race to lead Canada, as he said, "Canadians deserve a government that understands the struggles that people are facing right now. Most importantly, Canadians deserve a government that gets the job done. That’s why today I’m officially launching my campaign to be the next prime minister of Canada.”
 
He now has the difficult task of rebuilding the party that lost 59 seats in the 2015 election.

"This race has renewed excitement in our party," Singh said, calling the win an "incredibly profound honour".

The New Democratic Party is currently at the third place in Canada's Parliament, with 44 of 338 seats. The party has never held power.

In the 2011 General Election, the party made historic gains only to lose almost a million votes - mostly to Trudeau's Liberals - four years later.

Cheers and applause broke out among NDP members who had gathered at the venue for the announcement of the result. Four candidates were in the race for the leadership, but as the numbers for the first three were announced, it became obvious Singh had managed to gather well over the percentage needed to prevent another round of balloting, which was scheduled for October 8.
 
A lawyer by profession, who has been speaking up on human rights issues without mincing words, Jagmeet is also recognized for his fashion statement and style.

Only this year American style magazine GQ featured him with headline "The incredibly well-dressed rising star in Canadian politics". He had announced his bidding in May before a gathering at Brampton after months of speculation on the subject.

Recently he won accolades with his deft handling and apt response when he was confronted by a woman with angry and Islamophobic remarks.

Jagmeet, a second generation Sikh-Punjabi in Canada and in the past also shared his personal story recalling his childhood days that how he was bullied because he had "a funny sounding name, brown skin and long hair," but he learnt to stand up for himself. 
 
Jagmeet eloquently speaks in English, French and Punjabi. He had pitched himself against MPs who had higher national profiles.
 
Born in 1979 in Scarborough, Ontario, to immigrant parents from Punjab, Singh grew up in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and Windsor, Ontario.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Western Ontario in 2001 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005.

He worked as a criminal defence lawyer in the Greater Toronto Area before entering politics.

Sikhs account for roughly 1.4 per cent of Canada's population. The country's defence minister is also from the community.
 
In December 2013 Jagmeet was denied visa by India, He had said that he was denied visa by the Indian authorities while he was to come visit Amritsar for attending an Awards ceremony by two NGOs which selected him for Sikh of the Year Award. He had told TOI that the Indian government was apparently annoyed with him strongly raising voice of justice for victims of anti Sikh riots of November 1984."I have been propagating the issue that these were not riots between two communities but a state sponsored massacre," Jagmeet had said.
 
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Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

_______________________________________________________________
Most shared Punjab Today articles:

Abey Tu Bahar Nikal, Chowk Mein Aa  - The 10-yard-radius protest. How do you protest in world so noisy?

Patiala, via Panchkula. Soon Reaching Your City. Hail Democracy! Halaat kharaab nahi hone chahiye!

PEHLU KHAN CASE - Golden Day in the History of Indian Police: Will govt now compensate The Magnificent Six? The nation needs to know

Mr Home Minister, will you be visiting Farooq Ahmad Dar's house? How else will PM Modi's narrative of embracing Kashmiris & Rajnath SIngh's words mean anything substantive?

The Ryan Debate: How India missed the great cctv angle? Media only wants to debate the need for separate toilets for bus drivers and conductors. The most vulnerable are not covered by cctv, so they are not covered by tv either.

Political economy of extension in age of retirement: Dr Piare Lal Garg dwells upon what is wrong with policy formulation on retirement age.

The Gorakhpur Dead Speak to Punjab: From the infants burnt alive in Patiala to those who died in Gorakhpur, India's health parametres are escaping the media's radar.

WE WILL KILL 40-50: Haryana BJP, Govt calculated death toll before firing first bullet. Haryana BJP's party affairs incharge makes explosive revelations.

RELAX! ALL 30 WERE DERA PREMIS: The utter absence of any questions about the death of 30 people on the roads of a city reeking of wealth says something stinking about its conscience.

LET'S KILL PAASH: Dr Sumail Singh Sidhu unravels the layers of the latest row about the revolutionary poet’s work and asks why is Paash being summoned from the ashes to answer our allegations?

THE BLOODY VILLAIN OF PARTITION: As Radcliffe drew a line between India and Pakistan, resulting in 600,000 lives lost and 14 million displaced, we revisit the key question: Were the massacres avoidable, preventable?

A DOKLAM IN EVERY FIELD: Farmers not only produce food. They produce peace. And agitated farmers are no guarantee of a lasting peace. Not every danger lurks at Doklam.

TO SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL, SINCE NO ONE ELSE WILL SAY IT: Speaking truth to power, and asking some tough questions to a party that refuses to behave like one. Does it even register the sense of a loss?

DECONSTRUCTING NAVJOT SINGH SIDHUThis is a duel -- pistols drawn, hands on hip, 20 steps across, aim taken, fingers on trigger. Right now, it looks like Amarinder has forgotten his gun home. Sidhu is itching to shoot. 

SURGICAL STRIKE YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT: Indian jawans killed everyone at this forward post of Pakistan and brought back seven bodies besides a trophy signed by Musharraf.

PUNJAB: AN IDEA IN SEARCH OF WORDS: The English writing on Punjab has constructed an urbane Punjabi universe. Punjab is more than a poster boy of progress or a renegade from the promise of modernity.

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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

— Team PT





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