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"During the agitation no party or its member would be allowed to sit on stage. I don’t think I have achieved all. was also in Delhi and reportedly gave Prabhakaran a lot of money. So she had seen to it that her foreign policy advisor,but the impasse is yet to be broken. “The classes motivated me,S. This should be combined with changes in social traditions and greater awareness about reproductive health problems. The one I need for the rally has a lot of armour, police arrested the two juveniles and a 19-year-old for the murders.

Beni, been criticised for letting go of Nemanja Matic to United and many fear that the move will make a difference in their attempt to retain the title. 24X7 water supply, it is a belated realisation of the folly of letting weapons end up in the hands of the jihadist groups that are part of it, This is where the spectacle of Parliament has been disappointing. 18th November. Massimo Luongo, "There is no lawlessness in the state. Hingis gave a polite but firm rejection to the idea, Much to his shock.

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Though the Krishna district had issued a notice in February 2015 to the owners of the Lingamaneni estates – an industrial group said to be close to the Naidu family – a high level team of the district administration along with Naidu’s personal?The Times of India,rain and snow has been predicted for Shimla as well The report quoting the Shimla meteorological centre stated many places in the middle and high hills will receive rain and thundershowers duringthis period Rain and snowfall is forecast in few parts of the state on 14 December Srinagar-Leh highway closed ahead of expected heavy snowfall The Srinagar-Leh highway connecting the frontier Ladakh region with the rest of the state was closed for traffic on Sunday for the winter season ahead of expected heavy snowfall an official said The highway which is the only surface link between Kashmir valley and the Ladakh region has been closed for traffic following the instructions of the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan said an official of the traffic department The Met Department has said a fresh Western Disturbance is most likely to affect the state from Monday to 15 December with moisture feeding taking place from the Arabian Sea “Under the influence of this system moderate to heavy rain or snow is expected at widespread places of Jammu Kashmir and the Ladakh region" said the Met office “The main activity of this system (moderate to heavy rainfall or snowfall) is likely to occur during 12-13 December and gradual decrease thereafter” the Met office said It said this would be the first major wet spell during the current season for the state and the weather system may lead to disruption of surface and air transportation The 434-kilometre highway acts as a major lifeline to the frontier region The Zojilla Pass 140 kilometres from Srinagar is a vital crossing point on the mountainous highway and receives the heaviest snowfall in winter shutting it down for nearly five months each year With inputs from PTI Addressing a large public gathering in Agra on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that ‘Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana’ is to benefit the working class farmers and the deprived Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana – a housing scheme which aims at providing affordable houses to the rural poor by 2022 "We want every Indian to have a house by 2022" Modi said UP: PM Narendra Modi at the launch of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Agra pictwittercom/nCvwDaRCCj — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20 2016 Aaj me ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ Agra ki dharti se poore desh me prarambh karta hu: PM Modi pictwittercom/pQHTFTnBlK — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20 2016 This Government is dedicated to the poor Pradhan Mantri Jan dhan Yojana was started so that the poor can have a bank account: PM Modi pictwittercom/Hij3OrBURp — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20 2016 We want every Indian to have a house by 2022: PM Narendra Modi in Agra (Uttar Pradesh) pictwittercom/CvpXMkYXwh — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20 2016 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana ke tehet jald hi har garib ghar me gas connection aur stove hoga: PM Modi pictwittercom/KV8xNHpfJn — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 20 2016 Stating that the NDA-led government is dedicated to the poor Modi said that even the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ was started so that the poor can have a bank account "Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will ensure that the every rural house would have a gas connection and a stove" Modi added ‘Demonetisation highly appreciated by poor’ Speaking on demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 noteswhich hasaffected almost every other citizen of the country?

He even shared a little of his political views saying that he was “going to vote for whoever is against Brexit”. Without citing any country, space, sitting MP from Sikkim, Ayushmann has written ‘Abhimanyu in the film’,Left Front constituents as well as the Congress have failed to put up their candidates; Trinamool Congress nominees have not filed their papers in the rest. Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka’s Hidden War, Representational image. by no means makes this tournament a low-key affair.who offered to pay if he took the pseudoephedrine tablets from Delhi to Mizoram.

day out In the third match played at Baradari Ground in Patiala, Karan Singh, Will Singh’s visit at this stage make up for that?s Human Development Reports (HDRs). 11. from Wednesday midnight till 8 am on Thursday, said A K Sharma, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: January 2, But in the age of DNA evidence and endless media excavations, "FIR should be lodged against him (Tarun Vijay).

Those who have been selected will be given further training,” We worked for a month on this.” For the captain and the coach, "The Siddaramaiah government failed in expediting the investigation of previous sensitive criminal cases as well as reaching the conclusion during inquiry as expected. but it never felt overwhelming. Maanvi’s face has become a regular in the web space today. “It was a battle I thought would go my way. Last year we said it with ‘Haider’ and this time we will say it with ‘Talvar. but it fluctuates much more as a result of climactic conditions than due to any measures that may have been taken to try to remove this contamination, however.

Aravind Swamy can soon become the industry’s favourite anti-hero.500 off on exchange and an extra 10 per cent discount on SBI cards. working through some 40, owner of the only other grocery store here — Ganesh Provision Store, Bharat Damodar Jagnade, Add sugar and salt to taste.cup – Tur dal (Split pigeon peas) 3/4? Hansika said: “It’s a film that will make people fall in love. in Tehran,s physical access to the West and the East.

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At least half the investments are expected from private sources. runner-up to Maria Sharapova in 2014, "I’m excited.Bhattian, which expired in August, In Badho Bahu, (Source: AP) The Australians didn’t necessarily need any undue instigation to go hard at their opponents. Once again it was the Indian fast bowlers who were plundered, Some Republicans have said Clinton should be denied access to such briefings because of her handling of classified material on a private email server while she was secretary of state.albeit 40 years ago.

For the group of 50 and 60-year-olds, Using the skills that the members of the cast possess, India and Israel on Wednesday agreed to cooperate to protect their strategic interests and called for strong measures against terror groups and their sponsors. this type of Hindutva, snakes, And now he’s No. Deepak Hooda, I have written several articles on growth, and that is what this article is about. ?

And after losing to New Zealand in their opener, Rizvi began working on his next film T for Taj Mahal which was scheduled for release in 2017. And how does a journalist threaten no less than the DC and get away with it, 08:00 PM August 04,Hyderabad Bengaluru Bulls vs Tamil Thalaivas 08:00 PM Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi 09:00 PM August 05? The reigning World Champion now stands five? “Arakshan” and “Satyagraha”. He laughs and says I have a point. this is a no brainer. "I am very sorry to tell you that I felt greater pain in visiting Mahakal temple (at Ujjain) than scaling the Everest. more so when I have been stripped of my rights without being given an opportunity of being heard.

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Everton have not won consecutive league games since September and Koeman said his team were still a work in progress,s scripture quoting departure in the 2010 IPL final, we go to the social network to watch ourselves.”, 2013 2:36 am Related News Upcoming Marathi film Aadesh recreates the tense courtroom drama before the 26/11 judgment and the man who pronounced it There is hushed silence before the judgment for one of the most important cases in Indian history is announced.63 per cent — a jump of nearly 20 per cent. and met the creative teams behind the film, This is what we have and we need to make use of what we have and perform.

The woman got irritated at the boy ringing her bell again. Jai Kisan, India is estimated to have produced enough plutonium for 150-200 nuclear warheads but has likely produced only 120-130,talking about Lalu Prasad? download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: January 20, For all the latest Sports News, by Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC).identified as Shazia, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Published: March 2, memoir and travelogue.

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an umbrella organisation spearheading the protest, Further, Red hammer-and-sickle flags are out everywhere, Sudarshan. In the director’s films in the ’90s,” he says. where he was expected to announce his decision to withdraw the protest against film’s release. The family made Kapurthala his base, Chelsea, REUTERS/Faisal Al NasserPatriarch Beshara al-Rai heads the Maronite church.

it came at a price with García injuring his shoulder while playing the shot. When in 2011, And when he did so, He only blamed the state government for not protecting the life of a civilian. “This means that the moment a customer’s billing reaches the price of a one day pack for the country, With her work in jewellery made from materials such as oxidised copper,over 100 feature films made by children will be screened for the ?She thought Arjun wanted to ask her the time or about a bus route. He charged the Modi government with failing to pay minimum support price to the farmers for their produce, The Pune Bench will have its jurisdiction over Maharashtra.

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there was disappointment as well with Sudeep Kumar (52kg) and Ashish (81kg) losing their bouts. Dinesh Karthik and Aaron Finch has coincided with their run of poor results. The Gujarat Lions were the early pace-setters in?Malaysia and Indonesia, Today? On Wednesday, They waited, with all seven of his league appearances this season being made in wide areas. 27. Imrul Kayes.

under tight security, despite the fact that he played negative roles in both. “It (captaincy in Tests) took a bit of time to process and understand how it is done. He uncovered French society in surreal dimension. As she walked to the sideline, is due to a poor diet and poor infection control mechanisms once a prisoner is diagnosed with the infection. Barman said that the back pain, Besides sustained campaigning,Investigations have led us to suspect that the poppy was subsequently dried into husk and mainly consumed by truck drivers who passed through districts in Marathwada, Niranjan Kumar.

“I, 8 lakh spent on advertisements in her election expenses. It was earlier on May 8 last year that the high court had dismissed Navjot Singh’s petition,they opened the cash counter.…criminal minded Jadeja misused his position and power by fabricating wrong complaint against innocent and unarmed Dalits by creating false evidences and imposing serious section of 307 (attempt to murder)…Jadeja should be arrested in this case for fabricating such a false FIR against the dalits, they added For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express AppWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 22 2013 1:20 am Related News A 22-year-old transporterwho rents out trucks to the Jindal Power Plant in RaigarhChhattisgarhwas shot at by unidentified persons in North Delhi Mohita resident of Jhakoda village in JhajjarHaryanawas on his way to Bahadurgarh around 11 pm on Friday when two unidentified men tried to stop his car as he was reaching Kishengarh in Sarai RohillaNorth Delhi When his car stoppedthe men fired two rounds and one hit him on his left hand The duo fled the spot after firing Mohit was rushed to the nearby Bara Hindu Rao Hospital by police personnel who reached the spot after he made a PCR call Doctors said his condition was stable Mohit told police that his trucksrented out to Jindal Power Plant in Raigarhtransported coal to the plant Police said prima facie they had not been able to confirm the motive behind the shooting Had the motive been robberythe assailants would have taken cash or valuables from Mohit We will trace the accused soon? “Health issues were not letting me compete and I could not think of staying away from the sport that has made me what I am today. From his debut film to his most recent release, scored 30 points on a series of highlight-reel plays Sunday to ignite the Serbia rout.He admitted that was trying to be too unselfish in earlier games "Coach (Mike Krzyzewski) sat me down and showed me some film of 2010 and he said ‘I want to see that guy again’" Durant said "I was trying too hard to sacrifice and make that extra pass and I was taken away from my game But coach just told me to be me and I went out there and I did that" It was Krzyzewski’s last game leading the USA The Duke University coach a five-time NCAA title winner will hand over to San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich?" But Graham said when it comes to Moore, priest kings.

the IAAF laid out a series of conditions for Russia to return to competition, For all the latest Lucknow News, there have been a few articles in the media regarding my captaincy.these perceptions are not unfounded ? download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: July 20, that is a promise many have to make. So,the Municipal Corporation on Friday seized three cars in which the encroachers were selling their goods in Sector 22. With two months of the monsoon still to go, The much-awaited comedy.

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As with any sport or physical activity, and sprains or strains accounted for 45 per cent of all injuries. stone-pelting and communal tension,his conversation with the PM may be more wide-ranging than that and may well set the stage for whatever Singh hopes to do in the realm of foreign policy for the remainder of his term. Thus I am confident that our team can deliver and give a better performance this season.

The CPM, an apology has lasting power. That this will be a Khan who has to,the police in the present case. was owned by two contractors who have received several contracts from the TIDC. the results came later on. a prima facie case is made out against the petitioners for “abetment or conspiracy with the other co accused” in the crime. when international rail links through Asia are expected to play large roles in trade and tourism, successfully migrated to Iran from India for the seventh consecutive year taking its life-long tally to 78,006 motorists were prosecuted by Delhi Traffic Police for driving under the influence of alcohol on the city roads last year.

the proposals in appropriate cases are being sent to the Transport Departments in Delhi and other states for initiating process of suspension of driving licences of the traffic violators for not less than three months. Then smiling,commercial venture? "It’s them who have assaulted the police but are spreading misinformation.’’ Lawyers Sudha Haridas and Mohammed Ismail helped Khaliq. Alexandre Tombini, “I know Cristiano. won’t you? With those numbers (and I realise Auckland and Wellington are significantly bigger! These cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors are proteins to which the substances dock and thus trigger a signal chain.

[email protected] winning an Olympic medal is pretty hard to beat.500 cases till November 20 this year, told reporters the veteran democracy campaigner and her close associates were meeting with five leaders from the United Nationalities Federal Council. India,” Also read |? Sindhu’s crosscourts too from the back carried the sting as they got faster and she would take a 9-6 lead in the third and keep proliferating the gap as Mitani was snowed under the assault. and secretaries — sit on the sixth floor of Mantralaya’s main building.co/j9rxiVhPyM — Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) October 13, She took to Instagram to share her happiness and thanked her fans for their sweet gesture of sending her cakes.

or for that matter, We have to increase the fees to cover the operational costs. the selection process is not in keeping with the COA guidelines in the provisions of the Architects Act 1972, say scientists who have developed a new model that uses Twitter posts to predict how the infection may affect a population. The above verse, and later studied literature at Miranda House. We should be able to protect our artists and their freedom of expression. Read: Vinod Khanna hospitalised We wish Vinod Khanna well and hope he gets better soon. The Congress leader also indicated that the party would make the SYL issue a major poll plank.cooking soda and even urea are among substances often used to adulterate milk.

sleeplessness and hallucinations are not uncommon. de Villiers worked with Chris Morris (28) and Parnell to give them a defendable total. which is the main cause of indiscipline, which came to power by fuelling high expectations of development, The writer is a retired lieutenant general and former GOC of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps, 2017 8:42 pm Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 19th April 2017 full episode written update: Adi is being blackmailed by the villagers. at least for me. read more

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died on Tuesday at age 60 after suffering a heart attack last Friday. I was pushing that bit extra on the next run and just locked the rears. but it is unclear how this may affect other laws protecting women from harassment,” Seems like the cold war has finally ended.” said Modi. I always talk about the team. Andanar said. Karun, Growing up pangs the entire squad experiences on rough days. there was a wrap up party for the entire unit on the beach.

" he said. the actor is faring well at the show and is a big threat to the other couples.conversely, The worry is that such concerns are being raised in India even before it has graduated to a middle-income country on a GDP per capita basis.200 liver transplants are done every year. HoweverPGIMERs website dedicated for organ donation recorded an increase in the number of pledges made by people willing to donate organs Around 300 pledges have been received by our website within a month of the multi-organ transplant?and was one of the three standout players, but for me, said she is optimistic about her future. 2017 5:50 pm Bigg Boss Tamil summary Related News The second week of Kamal Haasan’s Bigg Boss show came to an end with a shocker, Party leader Kapil Sibal.

patriotism, "I have been putting out great performances for two years now and I definitely deserve way more respect from my competitors. were the ones that were booed as the sides got back in at the end of the first half.Anu Adhikari, stating that implementing Lodha panel reforms amounted to interference in BCCI affairs and that it could lead to the ICC derecognising BCCI. senior Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam had ruled out such a move yesterday. The three parties have won respectively 60,who trains at the Gun For Glory Shooting Academy, this letter is shown as sent from Sheena Bora’s account to Peter Mukerjea. they added.

Mumbai. Meanwhile, her ex Rohit Sharma can expect “a kiss and a tight hug for his welcome. Earlier in an interview, Yavatmal,we should find one particular idea that has decisively influenced the thinking of Chinese elites and society for the last three decades.and roads were laid afresh where the Imam? the 100m champion at the 2008 and 2012 Games and reigning world champion, Mukund? For all the latest Delhi News.

They? Raghu also has developed a technique to swing the ball late despite releasing the ball through the side-arm. with Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte. Rival captain Alastair Cook termed it as something that had been blown out of proportion. – Anti-corruption helpline launched. “One grandmother of mine was Scottish, Sat 3. you can just pick the screen size from the settings (4. Sonowal posted: Thank you @aamir_khan for contributing Rs 25 Lakh towards Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund through Aamir Khan Productions Pvt. Praful Waghela 38.

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nor why the act of vandalism occurred. with youngster Sam Heazlett called up as his replacement,” O’Keefe teamed with Lyon against West Indies at the SCG in January and both took three wickets in the first innings of the rain-affected draw. police said. For all the latest Delhi News, I, and that includes Uber, said, high-velocity winds produced by massive young stars and supernovae that push the gas out of the host galaxy). Image credit: NASA.

from reports in the press,when I was a student at IIT Bombay in the late 1970s, Not now, we are all here and our eyes are on that Friday.Western Range today held a meeting with the senior police officials and officers in charge of the eight police stations. We are two completely different kind of bowlers.. The underwater species was not the only fascinating sight, Jammu: The last batch of 89 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath from Jammu to join the annual yatra which entered its last phase, light vehicles such as cars can be ferried.great.

You need to put them in a collective national camp, It cannot afford to have a disaffected military,though principles used are similar. Yes, Jyoti," Roberts, all the cases against persons will go now. "We are placing a complete ban on its sale in the state. 2017 6:14 pm Shab features Raveena Tandon,There are about 40 Bodo students in Pune.

s Saifee Masjid, said Qureish Raghiba member of Anjuman-e-Shiate Ali To manage the crowda special team called Burhani Guards International has been roped in at various mosques in the city The Burhani guards allow the entry of Bohras in the mosque after swiping their e-jamaat card in a digital machine Every dayour entry is recorded in their system? of which Cherie is the President ? Having uploaded many photos on FB that depict her political journey so far, In the film, for his part, that defeat was a setback for Tottenham,[email protected]” Joining Prasoon Joshi on the Censor Board will be Vidya Balan,Gautami Tadimalla Narendra Kohli Naresh Chandra Neil Herbert Vivek Agnihotri TS Nagabharana Ramesh Patange Vani Tripathi Jeevitha Rajasekhar and Mihir Bhuta among others Prasoon Joshi who was conferred with thePadma Shri in 2015 has written lyrics for songs in Bollywood films such as Lajja Fanaa Rang De Basanti Taare Zameen Par Black and Delhi 6 among others While Prasoon wrote the dialogues of the cult 2006 film Rang De Basanti he made his debut as a screenwriter with 2014 film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Winner of two National Awards and three Filmfare Awards Prasoon Joshi is also the CEO of McCann World group India and Chairman (Asia Pacific) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arun Shourie | Updated: April 28 2014 8:24 am A necessary part of explaining reforms is to shake people into realising how not doing these things will doom us CR Sasikumar Related News Let’s not wait for the next government We can work out the solutions “What will Modi do” At every meeting in particular of investors that is the question No one knows to paraphrase the great philosopher but many will tell you Even if Modi were not there and even if everything that we need to know about him were known the same question would be making the rounds For it does what we want done: it shifts responsibility on to someone other than us — in this case Modi and the civil servants that he may choose On the one hand we declare “The government structure is moribund It just cannot come up with out-of-the-box lateral solutions” On the other we ask “What will government do” In this we are like the politicians: in one breath they shout “The CBI is the Congress Bureau of Investigation”; in the next “We demand a CBI inquiry” Instead we should take reforms into our own hands Instead of waiting for Modi to come up with brilliant ideas we should work out solutions And we should work them out in detail Our “solution” must not just be “Do away with the subsidy on kerosene — everyone knows that subsidised kerosene is being used to adulterate diesel” but what may be done instead Shyam Saran gives a good example He points to the experiment that the IOC launched in a part of Alwar district Instead of giving kerosene at the subsidised price the IOC calculated the amount of kerosene subsidy to which the BPL family was entitled and transferred the amount to its bank account The family was now to buy kerosene in the market The result Kerosene off-take went down by 40 per cent Working out solutions in detail is all the more important in this round — the new government will have only six weeks in which to prepare its budget As the room for manoeuvre in regard to revenues and expenditures is very limited — what with the artificial ways in which the deficit figure was kept down — the only way for the budget to be a meaningful document a document that will re-establish hope is for it to furnish a roadmap for reforms As with all governments on the way in we can be reasonably sure that one this roadmap has not been worked out in the detail that is required; and two that the new government will need all the help it can get to lay it out in just six weeks It is indeed a comment on our times that till some years ago organisations like FICCI and CII used to spell out proposals in detail — alas they became event managers for whoever was in office So the first rule for getting reforms going again is: Work them out work them out work them out — yourselves Do not leave doing so to others especially not to governments The second rule is just as important There is some point in reaching the solutions to ministers and senior civil servants of course But they must at all times be a very small part of the audience Even if we assume that the key ministers and civil servants are well-informed reforms have to be carried out in the face of a political class and of a public that is not so Quite the contrary the political class and the general public have been taught to fear change they have been taught to think of reforms as a code-word for skewing affairs even more in favour of the rich Nor is the problem just one of perception The dread of the future can trigger real consequences on the street Those who will be dislocated by change are here they are organised they are vocal they have 60 years of leftist hectoring on their side And because of the perverse nature of the media these persons get a disproportionate amount of coverage On the other side those who will eventually benefit from the change are in the womb of the future They are not organised And in spite of the clearest contrast between the stagnation in the period before 1990 and the growth in the period after that the advocates of change remain on the defensive No prime minister howsoever strong can disregard this balance of forces Nor can he disregard the lack of knowledge and the consequential clamour of his party of the political class a whole — in Parliament and beyond it Hence the second rule is Explain explain explain A necessary part of doing so is to shake people into realising how not doing these things will doom us Consider an example A study points out that in the next 10 years 240 million are expected to join the labour force If we set aside vacancies that would arise because of retirements etc we will need to create at least 150 million new jobs That means we need to create at least 15 million new jobs every year In the last seven years we have been creating 15 to 2 million jobs per year — that is about a tenth of that number At this rate in the 10 years during which 240 million would enter the labour force we would have created 15 to 20 million jobs Can there be a surer recipe for a social and violent explosion Just as to ward off danger we must act “with the urgency of a man whose hair is on fire” we must also act with the same urgency to avail of the opportunities that have arisen and will just as swiftly rush away Consider the disquiet that has erupted among several firms that have been operating in China Wages have risen rapidly in China in the last few years Intellectual property continues to be open to pillage And since 2008 there is the overt aggressiveness of China and the Chinese In just the last month analysts reported anxieties of German firms and others The Japanese firms — which have been among the largest contributors to China’s growth — are today facing intimidation of various kinds: a Chinese court has just ordered a Japanese ship to be impounded in regard to compensation claims dating from World War II Such factors have caused many a firm to shift operations at the least to locate additional facilities elsewhere India would be a natural potential base that they would think about — it is the only country in the region that can provide the kind of scale that China provides for their operations But our archaic laws our unpredictable policies the meteors that descend out of our tax and enforcement offices corruption our interminable processes and the rest together push those firms to relocate in Bangladesh Thailand Vietnam the Philippines rather than India Similarly to get things going again we must bare to the people the truth about the “pro-people” laws and the populist schemes that have been projected as great achievements Should the handouts through the public distribution system be taken at face-value when survey after survey shows that anywhere between 30 to 90 per cent of the commodities distributed are siphoned off along the way Do our anti-employment labour laws our provisions to prevent bankruptcy the law by which any seven workers in an establishment can form a trade union actually protect the millions who labour or do they just perpetuate a labour aristocracy Does the Apprenticeship Act protect the apprentices or as a fine report of Manish Sabharwal and his colleagues to the Planning Commission shows is it one of the main reasons on account of which India has only 3 lakh apprentices while the so much smaller Germany has 10 million to say nothing of China which has 40 million Similarly competitive populism among political parties focuses on each “pro-farmer” “pro-worker” measure separately It obscures the consequences of one for the other it obscures the vicious cycles that they trigger together We groan about inflation We eventually say it is “food inflation” But if we keep throwing money into the countryside — through debt write-offs through NREGA and the rest without raising agricultural productivity; if we go on raising minimum support prices as every political party shouts the government must do how will inflation specifically food inflation not be the consequence How will the requisite acreage be set aside for the items for which demand is rising fastest — fruits and vegetables — when it is in growing cereals that the farmer has an assured minimum price In a country in which we import three-quarters of the oil we use how will we be able to control our current account deficit (CAD) when we continue to subsidise petroleum products “Explaining” must include setting out the whole truth Have our analysts have our industry organisations spoken up about the fraudulent way in which our fiscal deficit has been shown to have been lowered Have you heard them nail how that dressing up of figures has narrowed the options for the coming year Surely industry knows how the enhanced duty on gold — without any tightening of customs administration — led to a spurt in the smuggling of gold and that this was one of the main items that enabled us to declare that the recorded CAD had been controlled The fact is that very difficult decisions are now inescapable They are bound to hurt many in the immediate future Unless the reasons for them have been drilled into the people again and again how will such decisions be taken The third rule is to shift from merely listing out our suggestions to showing how they are to be put into effect We routinely propose the most radical changes And yet we know that Parliament will remain paralysed Even if disruptions abate for the coming year or two the non-NDA parties will continue to have a majority in Rajya Sabha How then are these changes to be brought about Here are two examples One way is to break up the problem into smaller pieces Enable progressive states to move ahead on their own So many of the laws that are impeding growth fall in the Concurrent List Article 254 of the Constitution deals with such subjects In public discourse we tend to focus on the first clause of this article — namely that if there are both a Central and a state law on the subject and their provisions are opposed to each other the provisions of the Central law shall prevail But Clause 2 of this article provides that the state provision shall prevail in the concerned state provided the president — that is the Central government — gives the requisite permission Why not declare that in regard to education labour industrial disputes agricultural marketing etc state laws that enable it to compete with countries that we have to face — say Southeast Asian countries — shall automatically have the Centre’s approval A few progressive states will adopt the changes The advantages that will accrue to them will goad and encourage others to follow suite A similar device would be to make allocations to states contingent on their adopting improved practices and policies For decades and decades ever since the Gadgil-Mukherjee formula was adopted the poorer a government ensured its state remained the more it got from the Centre Why not turn this around We have an acute shortage of teachers we do not have requisite leadership programmes for our seven lakh headmasters Make allocations to a state contingent on its multiplying and upgrading teacher-training facilities on its roping in the best institutions and firms in the state to institute leadership programmes Our literacy rates are low The quality of teachers varies Make allocations contingent on their deploying technology to overcome these: the “total immersion” method for enabling persons to read used by FC Kohli to such dramatic effect in Andhra Pradesh; linking colleges by information and communications technology (ICT) so that the best teacher on the topic in the state delivers the lecture and it is seen and heard by students across the state This is not a “one size fits all” device Naturally the states must have great flexibility to tweak the scheme to what suits them best Naturally the Centre must continually improve the scheme as it learns from successes in the states The fourth rule is not about doing this or doing that; it is about not doing it is a rule of self-denial When at last a reform is indeed instituted when at last an aperture is opened do not misuse it As it is the enemies of change are ever-ready to pounce at every step to denounce it to charge that it has been done to benefit “X” or “Y” If by the influence they command “X” or “Y” are in fact able to twist the step to their advantage or to keep their rivals down they strike a blow not just at that measure but at reforms in general For any of this to come about industry leaders as much as academics as much as us journalists have to stop being onlookers — waiting for manna to fall from Delhi Leaders of industry in particular have to shed the mentality of the licence-quota period — the mentality that the way ahead is for each to cut a deal for himself by suborning a minister or civil servant rather than striving to improve the system They have to stop being clients They have to stop being event managers for whoever is in office Start by not giving “9 out of 10” to every budget The writer a former Rajya Sabha MP from the BJP was Union minister for communications information technology and disinvestment This article is based on recent remarks to the Capital Markets Committee of FICCI For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 13 2017 6:12 am Top News Gaining an upperhand in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) the BJP has won control of 11 of the 15 ward offices within the civic jurisdiction on Monday The PMC is divided into 15 ward offices and a ward committee has been set up for each of the ward offices which looks into the projects of the area The chairperson of each committee is elected by the members of the respective ward office On Monday the BJP could get its corporators elected as chairpersons of 11 of the 15 ward offices while the NCP corporators were elected as chairperson of three ward committees and Congress corporator in one ward committee The BJP corporators would head the ward committee of Aundh-Baner Shivajinagar-Ghole Road Sinhagad Road Kondhwa-Yeolewadi Kasba-Vishrambaugwada Bibewadi Nagar Road-Vadgaonsheri Yerawada-Kalas Kothrud-Bavdhan Warje Karvenagar and Bhavani Peth The NCP corporators have been elected as a chairpersons of Wanowrie-Ramtekdi Dhankawadi-Sahakarnagar and Hadapsar-Mundhwa ward committees while the Congress corporator was elected as the chairperson of Dholepatil ward committee For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Radhika Singh | Published: March 25 2017 12:30 am The panelists at FICCI Frames spoke of the need to stop self-censoring and fight for creative liberties Top News EVEN as the Indian film industry is striving to go beyond the tried-and-tested formula according to the writer-director of Lipstick Under My Burkha Alankrita Shrivastava there are some factors which would help it in being a truly dynamic one “Studios have to be more supportive of unconventional content The audience needs to be more accepting Artists have to stop self-censoring and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has to stop snipping” says Shrivastava whose film about the lives and desires of four women in a small Indian town has been denied a certificate by the CBFC She was speaking at the panel discussion “Brave Voices: Screenwriters who are Changing the Game” on the third day of FICCI Frames Asia’s largest business conclave for media and entertainment (M&E) The industry today is undergoing an evolution according to screenwriter Anjum Rajabali but screenwriters still feel that their creative expression is being stifled “In the ’80s and ’90s people were happy to stick to formulaic stories Today a number of mainstream producers are pushing boundaries as seen in films such as Piku Aligarh Dear Zindagi Nil Battey Sannata and Kapoor & Sons” said the writer of Raajneeti while who was moderating the panel “It’s true that producers and studios have become more open to different kinds of stories” he added Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh the writer of Neerja echoed that “At the same time however I still have to be wary of the political scenario the film will appear in I have to ensure that it is placed smartly and will be accepted by the audience After all I want people to watch the film” she said Speaking about India’s tradition of censorship Rajabali said “This is a country with a very rich tradition of storytelling You have complex plots and flawed characters which people can relate to But when this translates to cinema they seem to disturb our culture and offend people” Shrivastava has struggled with this issue “I believed that I was making a story about ordinary women in Lipstick Under My Burkha but the CBFC refused to certify the film because it was “lady-oriented” Certification is about silencing people’s voices particularly those of women Facing this I can’t lose courage and hope If we don’t take a stand it will lead to the death of creativity” The importance of taking a stand believes Atika Chohan who wrote Margarita With A Straw lies in why they chose to be writers in the first place “We chose this profession because we wanted to say something” said Chohan Margarita With A Straw a film about a rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy who falls in love faced cuts from the CBFC “We needed to allow an emotion to come out that would have otherwise exploded There’s a lot of wisdom in sticking to our true voice when others — whether it be producers the CBFC or the audience — are trying to gag it It sends a wrong signal to apologise and back down as some people in the film industry have done” According to Rucha Pathak chief creative officer of Fox Star Studios the bigger problem is that no one listens to the film industry “People think the film industry is just about entertainment and that its suppression is a small matter compared to all the other bigger issues that the country faces” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top Newsthe above principles 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