Firstpost Editor's Picks: India-Pakistan tensions, Real Madrid out for revenge, loan waiver; today's must-read stories
So, for the most part, looking back over last week’s fast developing news, we don’t know so many things about the air strikes, much like the surgical strike in 2016. The first confusion was over where Balakot was located, since there are two places with that name — one along the Indian Line of Control.
The first confusion was over where Balakot was located, since there are two places with that name — one along the Indian Line of Control. The foreign secretary in his readout did not clarify this crucial fact, though it became clear quite soon. All we know is that it was a non-military pre-emptive strike, based on credible intelligence reports that Jaish-e-Mohammed was planning another strike.
Our ambition and our vision has become very small. We do not have anything to offer to compete with America, Western Europe or China. We do not even think about any real rivalry with them. Our great goal is to get the better of Pakistan. To be that is too small and too minor and too negative an ambition for this great nation. We are bigger than this and capable of contributing to the world in a much more significant and meaningful way than we think. The intensity with which we are focussed on Pakistan, particularly our government and our media, ultimately harms us and reduces our greatness.
The rich history of El Clásico combined with Real Madrid's recent dominance in Europe has convoluted the story as Barcelona has held the upper hand in every game this season. Tactically, the visitors have been superior in all aspects, but the Bernabeu atmosphere will play a role, especially with Real Madrid hungry to avenge their midweek loss. The onus will be solely on the Madridistas as they try to find their feet again in a league which is constantly evolving, yet getting dominated by Barcelona.
In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Johar explained why he decided to explore these combinations. "It just so happened that the combinations were working so well. Also, with the younger kids, they don't know much about cinema. What do you talk to them about? So you talk to them about their journey, relationships, families. That makes much more sense," he said. And the combos of Shahid Kapoor-Ishaan Khatter, Arjun-Janhvi Kapoor, Sara-Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn-Kajol, Rhea-Harshvardhan-Sonam Kapoor and Shweta-Abhishek Bachchan indeed turned out to be interesting.
Contrary to the popular perception that farm loan waivers will support economic activity growth, what farm loan waivers have done is shift investment (or capital spending) to consumption (or revenue spending) by the states. Since the efficiency of the former is higher than those of the latter, such shift reduces the overall efficiency (or productivity) of the fiscal spending, and thus, hurt economic activity growth.
Before the postponement, 14 league matches were conducted between 20 February and 3 March.
South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
South Africa vs Pakistan: Quinton de Kock unlikely to face sanctions over Fakhar Zaman run out in 2nd ODI
After reviewing footage of the incident, match officials are believed to have come to the conclusion that de Kock was not in breach of the law on fielders deceiving batsmen.