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We welcome today’s verdict (17th July on Kulbhushan Jhadhav’s case) in @CIJ_ICJ. Truth and Justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts.

__ Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

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Appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release and release Commander Kulbhushan Yadav to India. He is guilty of crimes against people of Pakistan. Pakistan shall proceed further as per law.

__ Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan

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The judgment vindicates our stand that there was mis trial in the Kulbhushan Yadav case…. Their claims of espionage in Baluchistan are just that – claims. There was never any proof.

__ Pinak R. Chakravarty, former MEA Secretary

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Kulbhushan Jhadav will remain in Pakistan and shall be treated in accordance with the laws of Pakistan.

__ Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan Foreign Minister

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The judgment is vindication of India’s position that the so-called trial was fundamentally flawed since Pakistan has acted in clear violation of the Vienna Convention. The absence of consular access, which India had pressed for repeatedly, violated well established procedures and rights.

__ T.C.A. Raghavan, Former High Commissioner to Pakistan

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As a responsible member of the international community….Pakistan will now proceed as per law to implement the judgment.

__ A statement issued by the Pakistan Foreign Office

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US-Pak relations are looking up. A $6 bn IMF package stands approved. Imran Khan has received an invite from Donald Trump. The two charismatic former playboys might just hit it off.

__ K.C. Singh, former Secretary in the Union External Affairs Ministry

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So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the US, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and fix the totally broken and crime infested places….Then come back and show us how it is done?

__ Donald Trump, US President

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When @realDonald Trump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again.

__ Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat California in a Twitter post

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Mr. President, the country ‘I come from’ & the country we all swear to, is the United States. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder. You are stoking white nationalism (because) you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting your hate-filled agenda….(you) can’t conceive of an America that includes us.

__ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,

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To me he was Uncle Nelson (Nelson Mandela), (who told me I ought to be in politics long before anyone else did). He will always be my inspiration and guide.

__ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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There has been more than one occasion when @Kapil Sibal has embarrassed himself. But a man who earns in crores, duping and cheating journalists with a two year guarantee and then sacking them without the decency to even meet them and then refusing to pay their dues – truly revolting . (sic)….I am told @Kapil Sibal & wife wanted to use Modi as an excuse to sack staff saying Modi didn’t let the channel run. But to be absolutely blunt GOI has done nothing. Husband and wife have not faced staff, went on holiday to London while shutting shop, prompting me to call him Mallya.

__ Barkha Dutt, senior journalist in Twitter posts on Tiranga channel closing down

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Barkha has been targeting Kapil Sibal but the truth of the matter is BJP won’t let any media function freely and independently. A similar example is the way they targeted Prannoy Roy for being an unbiased media voice. We live in a climate of absolute control of the BJP over media and any channel that is independent will be muzzled out of the radar.

__ Khushuboo Sundar, Actor

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No matter what credential a person has when it comes to business, the approach should be pragmatic. Maybe Kapil was short of funds…How can he run the how without getting money from any source? Moreover, employees are not given “employment unto death” contract. Employer has every right to fire his employees subjected to the contractual agreement.

__ Mohan Guruswamy, former CEA

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Wipro will continually transform to scale new heights as the world changes while remaining firmly committed to its values. I am confident that the future of Wipro will far outshine anything that we have done before.

__ Asim Premji, Founder and outgoing chairman of Wipro

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Our efforts on client mining have resulted in an addition of three customers in more than $100 million bucket. We will continue to build differentiated capabilities to drive business transformation for our customers by investing in our big bets.

__ Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, CEO, Wipro

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Q u o t e of the Week

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$5 Trillion Economy “Isn’t Coming Out Of Heaven” - Former President Pranab Mukherjee

The Finance Minister can say that India will become a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024 because of the strong foundation laid previously. The efforts were not put by Britishers but by Indians since independence.

These five year plans built the vision for economy, health , education among others. The investment used to be made on these plans.

Those who criticize Congress rule for 55 years are ignoring where India was at the Independence and how far we have come. Yes, others also contributed, but the foundation of modern India were laid by our founders who firmly believed in a planned economy, as opposed to today, when the Planning Commission has been disbanded.

He said Mangalyaan has been made possible because “not by magic but by the sustained efforts on which the ground work has been done.”

India has been physically conquered a number of times but not spiritually but I do believe that India has always risen out of it.

India has grown by leaps and bounds because Jawaharlal Nehru and others established IITs, ISRO, IIMs, Banking network etc. This was built upon by Dr. Manmohan Singh and Narasimha Rao when they liberalised the economy. That unleashed India’s economic potential. It is on that foundation that the Finance Minister can claim today that India will be a 5 trillion dollar economy.

Excerpts from the lecture on “Furthering India ‘s Promise” by Pranab Mukherjee, Former President, organized by Samruddha Bharat Foundation.

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T h ou g h t f o r the W e e k

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It (Hinduism) is more a way of life than a form of thought….the theist and the atheist, the skeptic and the agnostic may all be Hindus if they accept the Hindu system of culture and life. Hinduism insists not on religious conformity but on a spritual and ethical outlook of life…..Hinduism is not a sect, but a fellowship of all who accept the law of right and earnestly seek for the truth.

__ Dr. Sarvepally Radhakrishnan, Former President of India