Any settlement outside that will not be acceptable to us. During the meeting held in the power ministry on June 23Chief Secretary Asha Swaroop stressed on 12 per cent free power as royaltybesides 719 per cent share on the basis of population (prescribed in the states Reorganisation Act 1966) and also payment of arrears to the tune of Rs 219977 crore due as its pending claims For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Washington | Published: May 11 2017 10:35 am Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (AP Photo/File) Top News Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday said that he and US President Trump “did not even raise” the issue of any Russian meddling in the election in their meeting The meeting came a day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey who had been in charge of the investigation into any ties between Russia and the Trump campaign CBS News reported Lavrov after meeting with Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday morning emphasised that the topic did not need to be raised because both he and the US President had already thoroughly addressed it publicly Lavrov said “not a single fact” exists to support any Russian intervention in the election and Trump has persistently called any Russia-US ties “fake news” “That is why there is no need for him to tell us anything or to give us assurance behind closed doors” Lavrov said asked if he received any assurances from Trump about his belief that Russians had meddled in the 2016 election Lavrov told reporters the “noise about our contacts (with Trump associates) the fake information” makes for “abnormal background” for relations with the US calling the whole situation “humiliating” for the American people “I believe that politicians are damaging the political system of the US trying to pretend that someone is controlling America from the outside” Lavrov said Earlier in the day Russian President Vladimir Putin referring to Comey’s firing said “We had nothing to do with that” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: | Berlin | Published: November 25 2017 8:55 am German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on at a CDU/CSU parliamentary group meeting at the Bundestag in Berlin Germany November 20 2017 REUTERS/Axel Schmidt Top News Nobody in Germany and Europe really understands why attempts to form a new government in Germany have actually failed After weeks of preliminary coalition negotiations the center-right pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) surprisingly walked out of the talks “It is better not to govern than to govern falsely” FDP chief Christian Lindner proclaimed standing in front of astonished journalists from whom other political parties negotiating the coalition learnt about the decision It delivered a big shock not least because the four political parties that engaged in the talks had already managed to clear up the most difficult sticking points hindering an alliance The failure to agree on the formation of a government triggered the usual blame game and sent a message of helplessness It will take a long time for Germany to find an alternative and until it becomes clear how the future German government will look like It is not unusual to face difficulties while forming a government In some European countries it has taken many months or even years to come up with a viable governing coalition or in some cases minority government But these were mostly relatively small countries Germany though is Europe’s economic powerhouse and a country that bears increased international responsibility at a time when the world is facing growing political and economic uncertainty Free trade for instance is confronting rising protectionist tendencies worldwide while international problems like the conflict in Ukraine the Iran nuclear deal or the refugee crisis are high up on the global agenda To resolve these issues Germany is needed as a capable partner Meanwhile the European Union (EU) is facing dramatic upheaval due to the refugee crisis and the British exit from the bloc among other reasons The EU needs to be drastically reformed for the European idea and spirit to survive and sustain Waiting for a functioning German-French engine France’s bearer of hope President Emmanuel Macron has put forward ambitious but controversial proposals on how the EU touted as a community of values should respond to the challenges of the future If he wants to implement these ideas or at least some of them the French president needs above all Berlin’s backing So M&M the tandem of Macron-Merkel need each other Currently though Macron is sitting at the front of this tandem struggling and trying to steer it The present political state in Berlin however only allows Merkel to sit behind and move cautiously But in this way they will get nowhere fast And Germany will not be able to shape or influence this direction either Neither Europe nor Germany can afford this kind of gridlock particularly given that this political paralysis is largely unfounded Although the parties stress their respective party profile and highlight the differences they have with their political opponents it must be said that Germany has a luxury problem because the differences between these outfits are not that big Chancellor Merkel’s CDU and its sister party CSU are a little more conservative than others; the Social Democrats (SPD) are a bit more left-leaning; the FDP defines itself as a liberal party; and the Greens advocate a more greener environmental policy The Left party (Die Linke) sees itself as a socialist alternative Only “Alternative for Germany” which newly entered parliament and is known for its conservatism and right-wing ideology is not acceptable to the other parties as a coalition partner More similarities than differences Of course there are differences between the parties when one looks into the details of their party manifestos But when it comes to agreeing on common values and pressing issues there is broad consensus among them and that’s why it’s completely incomprehensible to the voters why they fail to turn this broad consensus into an effective government without reneging on their party identity That is precisely the great strength of democracy which despite all the differences is in a position to bring together the different and sometimes reluctant views and arrive at a result through compromise with which all can live Now it is up to the president the supreme constitutional office in Germany to push the various political camps to come up with a quick solution Quite unmistakably President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has reminded all parties to live up to their responsibilities and find a solution He is not in a hurry to call new elections First all parties should intensively rethink the new situation and move away from their maximum demands After all it’s about more than party interests or public profiles It is about the fulfillment of the electoral will because it’s not the parties but rather the voter that is the supreme sovereign The current situation is complicated but not irresolvable If the electoral mandate is not worded so clearly because of the ambiguous election outcome then the parties need to find a solution that makes the best out of the result in a bid to form an effective government It’s important not for the parties’ sake but for the benefit of the country Nation’s welfare over party interests Of course it is important and right that the parties pay attention to their profile and remain distinguishable After all the voter wants to be able to decide which ideology or which political direction is more important to him and who in his opinion can better master the challenges of the future But people – even in Germany – have long been fed up of political power struggles Politicians should resolve problems and develop ideas for a better future and that’s what politicians have been elected for And this is something that all parties must remember when attempting to form a government in the coming weeks For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News The state has now moved the Supreme Court to seek its dues without encroaching on any one?but added that he has always ?a political decision rather than a legal one?

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We want to break away from the Bollywood concept and tell them that theatre and dance are also forms of entertainment, says Utkarsh Marwahdirector of the festival Open to school children onlythe general public will be able to catch the festival from the fourth day onwards ICFPA will open with an opening parade from Ambedkar StadiumDelhi Gatethat will conclude at National Bal Bhavan The venues for the different shows include Talkatora Indoor StadiumNational Bal BhavanLittle Theatre GroupIndia Habitat Centre and Shri Ram Centre For details log on to http://s.wwwryanicfpacom For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Karthikkrishnaswamy | Pune | Published: February 28 2012 2:02 am Related News As the Indian hockey team celebrates the emphatic manner of their Olympic qualificationsome of the playerswhile recapping the ups and downs of the road to Londonmight recall a series of motivational talks they attended in October 2010 in Pune A Pune-based pharmaceutical companyone of the team sponsorshad arranged for their HR directorCol (Retd) Lalit Raito address the team Rai was conferred the Veer Chakra for leading the 1/11 Gorkha Rifles in Operation Vijay during the Kargil conflict They had asked me to give them a josh-wala talk? 2011 7:01 am Related News With six venues,” he says guffawing at the memory. Can CSK and Rajasthan Royals be terminated on Tuesday?The law and order has to be maintained.CAMPA has started releasing funds.” said Laxminant Pande, A coroner’s court spokesman said Friday that a date for the inquest will be set on Sept. During a surprise raid conducted by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Mohan Lal on Thursday, However.

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PTI New Delhi: Congress on Friday said that the moves aimed at allowing BJP to take a shot at power in Delhi showed that the ruling party has lost confidence of going in for fresh polls because of the "inept performance" of the Central government." "We are representatives of people..” Chunky told PTI.It obviously is not a good feeling to lose ever, they haven’t carried on the momentum, The Pro Kabaddi League 5 match between Telugu Titans and Patna Pirates will start at 9:00(IST) i.