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Time had come to rethink our ties with Russia.

__Emmanuel Macron, French President

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People do not believe us in the international community. We say they (India) imposed curfew and are not giving medicines to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. People do not believe us, but they believe them. The international community things that we are not a serious nation…..Everyone is responsible. Pakistan should now do a soul searching.

__Ijaz Ahmed Shah, Interior Minister of Pakistan

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Those who thought that they are above law……..are now approaching courts praying for bail; some people have already gone inside (jail), which is their rightful place.

__Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

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Construction of Ram Temple is our resolve. The Supreme Court is ours. The judiciary, this country and the temple (are) ours too.

__Mukut Bihari Verma, UP Cooperative Minister

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Last week I received a message on my facebook wall. I received threats. Yesterday, my clerk was told that his boss was arguing against the Hindu deity.

__Rajeev Dhavan, Sr. Advocate for Muslim parties

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This should not be happening in the country. We deprecate such statements. Both sides are free to put their arguments before court without any fear .

__Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi led bench

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Hindu laws were codified in the year 1956, there has been no attempt to frame a Uniform Civil Codes, applicable to all citizens of the country….Despite exhortations of this Court in the case of Shah Bano in 1985 the government has done nothing to bring the Uniform Civil Code………

__Supreme Court of India

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Whether it was the decision to remove Article 370 and 35A from J&K or to free Muslim women from the curse of Triple Talaq or strengthening nation’s security apparatus by amending UAPA Act all these historic decisions are a result of PM Modi’s decisive leadership.

__Amit Shah, BJP Preident and Union Home Minister in a tweet on 100 days of Modi 2.0

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It is not enough to be active and aggressive on social media, even though that too is needed and we need to do that better. It is far more important to go to the people directly.

__Sonia Gandhi, CongressPresident

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Congratulations to Modi govt on 100DaysNoVikas, the continued subversion of democracy, a firmer stranglehold on a submissive media to drown out criticism and a glaring lack of leadership, direction and plans where it is needed the most --- to turn around our economy .

__ Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader

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The corporate slow down is not a one size fits all story. As we see it the slowdown is sector specific. Look the IT and Telecom hardware sectors are doing well.

__Deloitte

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A law to ensure 100% reservation in jobs for local youths in private sector needed.

__Arjun Khotkar, Maharashtra Minister

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Personally, I do not agree to the demand that the Act has to be diluted on the pretext that fines were high. The resistance shown in implementing the law meant for public welfare was intended to play to the gallery with an eye on vote bank politics. The stance is politically motivated irrespective of who raised such demands.

__V. Muralidharan, Minister of State for External Affairs

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Deprivation of citizenship must follow the most rigorous procedure available; the overriding concern must be fairness, not quickness or efficiency.

__A.P. Shah, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court

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As a member of the Congress party, I do believe that the party has a fundamental role – in defending the secular space in India….The loyalists will respect a party that demonstrates the courage of our convictions rather than offering some sort of ‘Hindutva Lite’; like “Coke Lite’ and ‘Pepsi Zero’, Hindutva Lite will end up with ‘Congress Zero’.

__Shashi Tharoor, Congress leader

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It was in 2001 (2000) during a match against Zimbabwe, my childhood coach, Rajkumar Sharma gave me two tickets. I remember clinging to the gallery grill asking for Javagal Srinath’s autograph. I was telling my brother how far we have come. So today to have a pavilion in my name at the same stadium is surreal and a great honour.

__Virat Kohli , Indian Captain

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I really believe that I could be at this stage. I’ve been visualizing it almost every single day. I put myself in situations(in my mind) which I think can happen in a match basically. I just find ways to deal with that so I am prepared for anything that comes in my way.

__Bianca Andreescu, US Open Champion

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How do I play at the level like this in a final? Bianca obviously played well. Her returns make me play better and puts pressure on my serve. At the same time, it’s inexcusable for me to play at that level.

__Serena Wiliams on losing the final to Andreescu

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It’s been just a few months I have been training with her (Korean coach Kim Ji Hyun). She had a few changes (regarding Sindhu’s game) in her mind. We worked on that under the guidance of Gopi Sir. It went on very well. I had improved a lot on my skills and I have a lot more to improve.

__P.V. Sindhu after winning World Championship

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I used to earn about 1000 per day. Now I earn nothing. How will I run my family in this situation? It must be the first time when a government has asked tourists to leave the place.

__Muhammad Aslam, J&K Tourist Guide

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Paying off for religious work from public exchequer is against the very values the pastors stand for. Pastors or Priests are not public servants entitled to draw benefits from taxpayers “money”.

__Dr. Suresh Mathew, Chief Editor, Indian Currents on Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy’s move to pay off Pastors.

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India is a country of different languages and every language has its own importance but it is very important to have a language of the whole country which should become the identity of India globally….Today, if one language can do the work of uniting the country then it is the most spoken language, Hindi.

__Amit Shah, Union Home Minister

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The lie that Hindi is the national language should stop. Let it be known to all that it is just like Kannada, one among the 22 official languages of India.

__Siddaramaiah, former Karnataka chief minister

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This will certainly infringe national integrity and hence we should withdraw his (Amit Shah) views immediately.

__M. K. Stalin, DMK chief

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India is characterized by its very diversity and any attempt to destroy it will have an adverse impact on the nation’s cultural fabric.

__Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, CPIM Kerala State Secretary

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QUOTE (S} OF THE WEEK

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Don’t go by all these calculations you see on TV, that if the country has to become a $ 5 Trillion economy, it will have to grow at 12% but right now it is currently growing at 6-7%.....Don’t get into those Maths. Those Maths never helped Einstein discover gravity. If he had gone by structured formulae and what was past knowledge, I do not think there would have been any innovation in this world.

__Piyush Goyal, Union Commerce Minister

We all get the opportunity to make mistakes. In fact the person whose name I took by mistake, Mr. Einstein said and I quote, “A person who made a mistake never tried anything new.” I am not among those who is afraid of making a mistake.

___Piyush Goyal, Union Commerce Minister

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QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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The rain drop from the sky: If it is caught in hands, it is pure enough for drinking. If it falls in a gutter, its value drops so much that it can’t be used even for washing the feet. If it falls on hot surface, it perishes. If it falls on lotus leaf, it shines like a pearl and finally if it falls on oyster it becomes a pearl. The drop is same but its existence and worth depend on with whom it associates.

__Swami Vivekananda