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[email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related News Click here forhighlights of the Indian Super League match betweenChennaiyin FC and NorthEast United FC Report:FC Goa saw off a stirring fightback from Chennaiyin FC as they won 3-2 in their opening match of the fourth Indian Super League (ISL) on Sunday Goals from Ferran Corominas Telechea (25th minute) Manuel Lanzarote Bruno (29th) Mandar Rao Desai (39th) exposed Chennaiyin’s weaknesses in their defensive structure in the first half Down 0-3 at half-time Chennayin came roaring back as Spanish Inigo Calderon’s free-kick was poorly handled by Goan custodian Laxmikant Kattiani in the 70th minute Raphael Augusto converted a penalty 13 minutes later to give some nervous moments to Goa but the visiting outfit managed to seal a close win The first two matches of this ISL season went goalless and at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium the two teams didn’t have signs of ending the drought at the beginning Both the teams were sluggish and it took 19 minutes for Goa to show their intent Telechea nicely set-up Brandon Fernandes with only the keeper to beat but the latter went for power instead of accuracy and hit it over These two players then led a superb counter-attack following a corner for the hosts in the 25th minute before Telechea drove to the low right corner of Karanjit Singh’s goal Four minutes later the Chennaiyin goalkeeper was tested again He denied Telechea before diving forward to stop Mandar Rao Desai on the left but Bruno grabbed the rebound and sent in a lob that hit the underneath of the cross-bar and went in silencing the home crowd of 18200 Despite trailing 0-2 Chennaiyin didn’t correct the chinks in their defensive organisation When they went ahead they left a lot of spaces which exposed them to counter-attacks Goa came up with another counter-attack and the hosts conceded their third goal in the 39th minute as Bruno turned assist-maker for Desai who rolled the ball past Karanjit Brandon continued to be impressive He could have scored the fourth goal but he fired a crispy free-kick which went inches above the goal post before half-time Chennaiyin came into the second half making two changes bringing in Bikramjit Singh and Gregory Nelson in place of Slovenian forward Rene Mihelic and L Dhanachandra Singh respectively Nelson made an instant impact although he was denied by the side-bar in the opening minute Jeje Lalpekhlua too will consider it unlucky after being denied by the woodwork With these two chances Chennaiyin made a fresh start and upped the ante against Goa who were having a 3-0 cushion Chennaiyin made some desperate attempts but the visitors held on quite intent on preserving their lead The hosts pounced on the defensive mindset of the visitors and Jeje was brought down inside the box earning a penalty which was converted by Brazilian midfielder Augusto In the final few minutes Chennaiyin used all their firepower but Goa held on for the 3-2 win and pocket three points With inputs from IANS Written by Arun Prakash | Published: August 29 2016 12:02 am We must never forget that India has the dubious distinction of being the world’s largest importer of arms today (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Top News In the famous words of Ian Fleming’s creation Goldfinger “Once is happenstance Twice is coincidence Three times is enemy action” Given the serial abortion (or sabotage) of every significant Indian defence hardware contract starting with the Bofors 155 mm gun and HDW submarine contracts in the 1980s it is perhaps time to get a bit paranoid and consider the likelihood of “enemy action” being at the root of such occurrences After all what better way could there be for adversaries to disarm and neutralise India’s armed forces than by arranging to scuttle their modernisation plans for three decades running This would be entirely in consonance with Master Sun Tzu’s adage that “To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill” Hardly had the Augusta-Westland “scandal” receded to the back pages of newspapers when the dramatic revelation in Australian media about massive haemorrhaging of data related to the Indian Scorpene submarine project hit the headlines last week It would appear that the huge “data dump” of over 22000 document pages belonging to French shipbuilder DCNS contains information relating not only to Indian Scorpenes but also a Russian amphibious ship and a Brazilian stealth frigate Opinion in the media is divided between those who consider the leaked data to be “sensitive” and potentially damaging to India’s Scorpene submarine force and others who point out that the “Restricted” stamp carried on each page indicates the commercial nature of what seem to be marketing presentations and generic operating data released as a volley in somecorporate war At this stage apart from deploring the laxity of the French custodians of leaked Scorpene documents and suggesting stringent penalties against them “armchair experts” need to exercise restraint in their comments At the tactical and operational levels it is the navy’s submariners and anti-submarine warfare experts who must evaluate the nature of data that has been leaked and the likely implications of its falling into wrong hands Since five out of our six Scorpenes are still under construction it may be possible to either replace some equipment or make software changes to protect the parameters supposedly compromised In any case the standard operating procedures and doctrines that will be evolved by our submariners for this class of boat will be Indian Navy specific and will contain adequate defensive and offensive counter-measures to ensure that the subs are not “sitting ducks” Moving on to the strategic level my reference above to “enemy action” was rhetorical because the actual “enemy” resides within The lesson hammered home — yet again — by the “Scorpene leak” is that as long as India remains so abjectly dependent on foreign sources for military hardware it will continue to be vulnerable to sleaze scandals and scams that not only bring a bad name to the country but have effectively halted the process of military re-equipment and upgradation That this should be happening when our northern and western neighbours are re-arming and re-organising their militaries is worrisome Four issues need to be highlighted because they call for the urgent attention of our decision-making elite First as an industrialised nation and a maritime power the lack of submarine design and building competence had been a critical lacuna in India’s maritime capability China has been building subs since the 1960s and Pakistan since 2002 It was in pursuit of this “holy grail” that India had signed a contract for acquisition of six HDW Type-209 submarines in the 1980s; two to be constructed in Germany and the other four in India Sadly the precious submarine-building capability and expertise acquired by Mazagon Docks Mumbai were killed by myopic policymakers when they whimsically cancelled the contract in the early-1990s after the construction of just two boats on account of kickback allegations Had we not thrown out the “baby with the bathwater” the past 25 years would have seen India become an established producer of diesel submarines Second in a larger context we must never forget that India has the dubious distinction of being the world’s largest importer of arms today This is despite our vast defence-industrial complex comprising thousands of scientists and a network of sophisticated DRDO laboratories backed by production facilities of the government-owned ordinance factories and defence public sector undertakings That our scientists have struggled for decades to design and produce a jet fighter a battle-tank or a jet engine can be explained away But it is incomprehensible why we should still be importing rifles helmets night-vision devices and even bullet-proof jackets for our jawans We have also been unable to develop the technology for vital components with military applications ranging from diesel engines to micro-processors magnetrons and klystrons Thus at the heart of every ship aircraft tank missile or electronic system produced in India are key items of foreign origin It is deeply disturbing to note that for the past seven decades the political leadership has not seen fit to demand accountability for these gaping voids in capability from the defence-science and defence-production establishments While “Make in India” and the hike in FDI limits in defence are held out as a panacea unless a tangible time-bound roadmap is drawn up for attaining self-sufficiency in weapon systems there is unlikely to be much change Such a roadmap will work only if our innovative private sector is tightly integrated into defence research and production Third it is time for Indians to face up to a fact that is known to every foreign firm that bids for an Indian contract: Arms deals are the “golden goose” for election funding Till such time that we attain a modicum of self-sufficiency in military hardware — 20 to 30 years hence — a consensus needs to be struck between the major political parties to treat defence contracts as “holy cows” and exclude them from the purview of election fund-raising Moreover since alleged scams come in handy to settle political scores after every change of government the bureaucracy has understandably become cagey about decision-making in defence acquisition cases The grounds for such apprehension must be removed Finally banning or “blacklisting” of arms companies alleged to be involved in malpractices may appear to be a dramatic antidote because it makes a splash in the media But in reality it is counter-productive because it harms our security far more than the impugned firm Here again the Scorpene provides an apt example of our proclivity of “cutting off one’s nose to spite the face” The contract for the torpedo selected for this class of submarines has recently been rejected at the eleventh hour because the mother company Augusta-Westland has been blacklisted in another context Thus at one stroke we have de-fanged this potent and expensive submarine and it will take a few years before a new weapon can be acquired for it By disarming ourselves in this manner we are thoughtlessly fulfilling the fondest dreams of our adversaries The writer is a retired chief of naval staff For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Published: February 6 2017 5:46 pm Tamil actors Jyothika and Vijay Related News The Tamil fandom who were waiting to see Jyothika and Vijay on screen in Atlee’s next yet-to-be titled film might be in for a slight disappointment According to the latest buzz Jo has opted out of the film Reports suggest that the actor dropped out of because of some issues with the script However no official confirmation came in this regard The shoot is currently underway in a popular Studio in OMR It is also heard that the team will be on a short break for the next 2 days This would be the third project for the duo The Vijay-Jo pair was last seen in Kushi and Thirumalai More from the world of Entertainment: The Vijay starrer tentatively titled Vijay 61 or Thalapathy 61 is also said to have three female leads including Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha The film is already an anticipated hit as the actor is teaming with director Atlee to recreate the Theri magic Theri was a blockbuster of 2016 that minted a whopping Rs 127 crore worldwide Also read | Premam girl Sai Pallavi drops out of Vikram film Along with this highly probable star cast Academy Award-winning music director A R Rahman is also likely to be roped in for scoring the tunes The film also features Vadivelu and Rajendra for comic relief Veteran actor Sathyaraj and Kovai Sarala have joined the star cast of this film as well The said project of Thenandal Films has been creating enough buzz in Kollywood due to the big names attached to it K V Vijayendra Prasad noted screenplay writer and father of maverick filmmaker S S Rajamouli has penned down the script for Vijay’s next film Meanwhile Vijay is also busy with the release of his film Bairavaa Keerthy Suresh will be seen playing the lead opposite the star in this film The movie also marks an important milestone in Vijay’s career as this will be his 60th film in a career spanning over 25 years in Kollywood For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: June 21 2017 12:14 pm Top News WITH PUNJAB giving a nod to exempt hotels restaurants and bars on the highway from liquor restrictions the UT Administration now may take legal opinion to know if they can adopt the amendment Mostly Punjab Acts are adopted by the UT Administration and now with the amendments in the Punjab Excise Act 1914 UT may have to seek opinion on that A senior officer on condition of anonymity said “Although it’s a long-drawn procedure After the Act is passed and Governor’s assent is received it will be notified by Punjab Government If UT plans to adopt it it will require legal examination and thereafter it will go to Ministry of Home Affairs for approval” The Punjab Cabinet on Monday gave its nod to a proposal to amend Section 26-A of the Punjab Excise Act 1914 As per the amendment all ambiguities for serving of liquor at hotels restaurants and clubs would be removed by adding provisions whereby it is made clear that no retail vend would be opened within 500 metres of the national and state highways but these restrictions shall not apply to the hotels restaurants and clubs situated on the national and state highways The latest development has offered a ray of hope for hotel owners in Chandigarh whose bars are shut President of the Chandigarh Hospitality Association Ankit Gupta said “Punjab has now set a precedent by going ahead with amendments At least there would be no losses to many business establishments” Amrinder Pal Singh president Hotel and Restaurant Association of Chandigarh said that now they were hopeful of businesses to be restored However petitioner Harman Singh Sidhu said that he would challenge Punjab’s decision after receiving the requisite documents For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anindya Thakuria | New Delhi | Published: March 5 2017 5:41 am Delhi Commi-ssion for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal Top News An audit by the Principal Accountant General (Audit) Delhi has highlighted several alleged irregularities in the functioning of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) — from implementation of projects to appointments salary hikes to various procurements The audit had been ordered by the Comptroller and Auditor General When contacted the DCW said it had received intimation on January 21 that a CAG audit would be conducted and it replied on January 24 that such an audit would amount to the CAG exceeding its brief Watch What Else is Making News The commission said the inspection was conducted “within days” and the DCW responded to the report “soon after” In the inspection report the auditor alleged that the commission does not have the mandate to execute and implement plans and schemes on its own The DCW in a letter to the CAG refuted this saying: “The presumption of the audit party that DCW is not empowered to run programmes is without any merit; the commission derives its mandate from the DCW Act itself” The audit report also alleged that the DCW has been running many of its programmes — such as Mahila Panchayat Rape Crisis Cell Mobile Helpline etc — with public money but has involved private players without following the proper tendering process The report also alleged that the Rape Crisis Cell tried to “substitute the established practice” by giving assistance to rape victims when there is already a machinery in place to deal with such cases — for example the police providing a lawyer to the rape victim The DCW however responded that the Rape Crisis Cell and Crisis Intervention Centre were founded on the orders of the Delhi High Court It added that the 181 helpline service for women has been transferred to it by the Delhi government The Rape Crisis Cell’s choice of organisation to provide advocates to the victims also came under the auditor’s scanner According to the auditor a bid made by the NGO that was eventually chosen was the fourth lowest among the five that were considered The DCW clarified that the selection was not done through a “bidding process” It said it had a set criteria for selection which included “credibility” of the organisation “work done in past” and “reputation” The audit also alleged that the DCW hiked remunerations of lawyers it hired in an irregular manner But the commission replied that it has “complete financial independence and requires no government approval” The audit said the DCW has to place its accounts before the Legislative Assembly and get them certified by Delhi government auditors which it has never done The DCW replied “Every year besides the balance sheet and the audit report a copy of the annual report is also sent to the Department of Women and Child Development which is supposed to lay it before the Legislative Assembly” The audit also pointed to “award of work of value Rs 265 crore by choice” for DCW’s Mobile Helpline Service It alleged that on January 21 2016 “the DCW decided to increase the number of vans from five to 23” without “justification” It further said that “reasons for increase in numbers of counsellors and drivers from 15 to 66 and the basis for fixing of these charges (their salaries) were not found on records” DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said “We are a body that is supposed to question government we cannot be in a position where we have to knock on the doors of government every time we have to make a purchase When I took over there were not enough vehicles to serve women in the city We purchased several vehicles; we need them purely because our work has increased exponentially” “All this talk about our not taking approval from the proper authorities let me assure you when it comes to DCW we are the proper authority” she added For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top News (Express photo by Jasbir Malhi) Top News SPRINTER DUTEE Chand became the first Indian to qualify in the 100 m event of the Olympics after recording a time of 11. 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