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He was hospitalized for over a month. All decentralisation is a leap of faith. the government has no reform proposals to show. particularly considering the war in Ukraine, The heritage buildings are to be maintained by owners but the funds would help provide monetary support for maintenance and repairs,” he said. How is a disabled person supposed to make his/her way through the heavy traffic? said: “Shah said that just like UP, Bhopal and Guwahati till July 14. he said.
Dabas takes 4/44 for Telefunken Vikas Hatwala smashed an unbeaten century (115 n. it’s his Caesar. Disaster Management Commissioner (in-charge) B R Meena is in constant touch with the district collectors and providing necessary support.s no easy way out after living beyond our means for so long.s a time to tell the country ? These MPs couldn’t bring Prevention of Communal Violence Bill, the U. 2011 2:09 am Related News Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students are a confused lot about their admission to Class XI in the absence of original marksheets. As Maharahstra comes under the Chennai region, the retreat appeared to be an acceptance by the Ukrainian leader of a humiliating defeat in exchange for a chance at pushing a shaky truce agreement forward and securing the pullback of heavy weapons.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accused the separatists of refusing to respect a cease-fire agreement and urged Russia “to end support for separatists and to withdraw forces and military equipment from eastern Ukraine. How the West took the lead in Islamic Banking When we talk about Islamic Banking, Malaysia, But now it seems the Udta Punjab actor is making an attempt to quench the excitement of his fans.He shared a tiny glimpse of Misha but it only left everyone more curious and in awe Looks like he took a lesson from Akshay Kumar who has always shared pictures with daughter Nitara but with her face hidden Also read |Koffee With Karan: Is Shahid Kapoor still insecure about Mira Rajput’s ex-boyfriends On Saturday daddy Shahid Kapoor shared the first photograph of daughter Misha on his Instagram account But you may have to wait asome more to see her pretty face since Shahid has only clicked the cute little feet of Misha as she can be seen wearing pink woolen shoes in the image “Mi-shoe” Shahid wrote alongside the image with a heart emoji Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput welcomed their daughter on August 26 earlier this year and Shahid was also heard saying that he will not sell Misha’s pictures to any media house Every time we see Shahid with Misha it seems he is giving some serious daddy goals to the rest of Papas out there He is the one who always holds his daughter protectively while Mira follows Also read |Koffee with Karan: Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira replies to Karan Johar’s ‘dirty’ question like a boss Shahid and Mira are set to make their onscreen debut together in Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan The couple will profess their immense love for each other on the celebrity talk show This is the first time we’ll get to see Mira getting candid about her personal life and going by the promos of the episode she is only set to steal the show from Shahid hand down We are already in love with her for speaking from her heart without getting manipulative On one instance she will even tag Shahid as a cradle-snatcher See a few pics of Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput with daughter Misha On the work front Shahid is currently shooting for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati alongside Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh He will also be seen in Rangoon which has been directed by Vishal Bhardwaj For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: June 19 2014 12:20 am Related News Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a series of measures to tackle food inflation on Tuesday a day after the May wholesale price index inflation data revealed that food inflation was nearing double digits (95 per cent) Potato prices for instance rose by a whopping 4065 per cent This trend in wholesale prices was mirrored by the May consumer price index inflation data — retail food prices increased 94 per cent The only silver lining was that this figure was smaller though only marginally from that in April Given the prospect of a bleak monsoon due to El Nino the finance minister’s measures appear to promise some much-needed relief Jaitley announced that Delhi would remove fruit and vegetables from the purview of its APMC act and urged other states to follow suit The government would offload 50 lakh tonnes of rice into the open market in order to increase supply he said But in a throwback to one of the BJP’s pet themes Jaitley also sounded the alarm against hoarders and asked state governments to crack down on them The real challenge however is not to smoke out “hoarders” “speculators” and “profiteers” but to widen the market to make them irrelevant and improve supply The true villain of the piece is the law which constricts markets The APMC acts restrict whom farmers can sell to (only licenced traders) and where (only in the prescribed mandi area) The monopsonistic-monopolistic market structure is reproduced at the wholesale level The prohibitive barriers to entering agricultural trade and the regulatory capture by privileged insiders lead to large middlemen margins poor investment in storage and volatile prices For some products farmers barely get 40 per cent of the retail price which also dulls their incentive to respond to inflation This is precisely why getting rid of the APMC acts is an urgent imperative While the finance minister seems to recognise this given the apparent political consensus for liberalising the APMC acts — Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi urged his state governments to amend them last December — he could arguably have gone further by extending the delisting to other agricultural products The emphasis on hoarding seems misguided for another reason The Essential Commodities Act (ECA) which is used to target hoarding disallows traders from holding produce in excess of a certain quantity or for more than a certain period of time But if traders are not allowed to scale up then what incentive do they have to invest in large cold storage facilities for example To fight inflation the minister needs to revisit his party’s position on the ECA and FDI in particular For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy Shreya Shah The average Indian is unlikely to be able to afford a Rs 2500 flight–138 times the monthly spending on travel (Rs 180) in 2011-2012–under the government’s new “Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik” (UDAN) programme Representational image Reuters Launched on 27 April 2017 UDAN will feature flights to underserved smaller towns in which a certain number of seats will be subsidized–Rs 2500 for an hour-long flight and fares going up pro-rata for longer distances–according to a government press release For instance a subsidized Shimla to Delhi ticket for June 1 is presently priced at Rs 2036 and will be operated by Alliance Air an Air India subsidiary Prime Minister Narendra Modi promoted this as an opportunity for more people especially the “common man” to access air travel “Why should air services be only for the elite in this country I told my officials that I want people wearing hawai chappals [inexpensive flip-flops] to be taking flights” he said at the April 27 launch But even at these low prices a considerable part of the population is unlikely to use air services as claimed by the Prime Minister Although India has seen a massive decline in poverty over the last two decades 219% of its population still lives below the poverty line of Rs 816 per person per month in rural areas and Rs 1000 per capita per month in urban areas according to government data Source: National Sample Survey Organisation 2011-2012 The cost of a one-hour flight is nearly as much as the average monthly per capita expenditure of Rs 262965 in urban areas–where most airports are likely to be located–according to 2011-2012 data from the government’s National Sample Survey Office The fare for non-subsidized tickets on the same flights could go as high as Rs 19000 The Times of India reported Enhanced connectivity In comparison an air-conditioned (AC) bus operated by the Himachal Road Transport Corporation costs Rs 415 and takes 12 hours to reach Shimla from Delhi There are no direct trains to Shimla–a regular berth in a train from Delhi to Kalka costs Rs 235 while an AC seat costs Rs 590 and the train takes about five hours At Kalka one needs to change trains and Kalka to Shimla trains costs around Rs 300 and take another five hours “The biggest beneficiaries (of UDAN) will be businessmen and professionals in the interiors of India who spend far more time and cost commuting to the big cities by road and rail” Amber Dubey partner and India head of aerospace and defence at the global consultancy KPMG told IndiaSpend Dubey said there are millions of Indians who can afford to pay Rs 2500 for a 500km flight “Tourism too will get a boost Many high-end tourists especially the middle-aged don’t prefer a place that doesn’t have convenient flight connections” he added Affordable for many but not the poor On average an Indian spent little–Rs 180 a month–in 2011-2012 including money spent on transporting personal goods to and from the place of work leave travel as well as money spent on vehicles they own (including animal-drawn vehicles) NSSO figures shows More recent NSSO data show that it was mostly the upper quintile who used air transport in 2014-2015 Those spending less that Rs 2500 a month spent Rs 133 or less on all modes of travel (including air travel) in a month (Please note than the data from the 2011-2012 NSS and 2014-2015 and total monthly consumption numbers from 2014-2015 were unavailable) Source: National Sample Survey Office Should the government subsidize air travel Analysts disagree Through the UDAN programme the government will subsidize a minimum of nine and a maximum of 40 seats on a flight Underserved or unserved routes will be auctioned out and the lowest bidder will win a monopoly over the sector for three years In return they would have to operate at least three flights a week on the route and a maximum of seven “Such support would be withdrawn after a three-year period as by that time the route is expected to become self-sustainable” the government press release added For sectors that hold promise as future hubs of travel but are not financially viable immediately providing a fixed-period subsidy after choosing airlines through competitive bidding is absolutely justified Dubey of KMPG said But analysts disagree on whether a subsidy for air travel makes economic sense Operating the programme is complicated and depends heavily on coordination between the centre state and the Airport Authority of India said Mark Martin founder of Martin Consulting an aviation advisory firm “What if oil prices which are relatively low currently rise in the future” he said explaining that the cost of travel depends mostly on the cost of inputs like fuel and the currency exchange rate as most inputs used in air travel are imported “Subsidies are fundamentally unsustainable” Martin said adding that given the variables it may prove difficult to subsidize a sector even for three years (Shah is a reporter/editor with IndiaSpend) Written by Sadaf Modak | Mumbai | Published: September 21 2017 1:23 am The fourth episode of the ongoing seventh season of Game of Thrones was leaked online on August 4 before its official airing date of August 7 Related News A sessions court has rejected the bail application of an IT professional arrested for allegedly leaking an episode of popular TV series Game of Thrones The bail plea of 26-year-old Abhishek Ghildiyal was rejected with the court observing that investigation of such offences was a “difficult” task for the investigating agency and that the case was at the initial stage Ghildiyal along with three other Bengaluru-based IT professionals was arrested by the BKC cyber police last month for allegedly leaking the fourth episode from the recently concluded season seven of the show The fourth episode of Game of Thrones was leaked online on August 4 before its official airing on August 7 The cyber police registered an FIR and investigation led them to Prime Focus Technologies the agency contracted by Star India Private Limited to store and process data In India Star India’s streaming service Hotstar also aired the show along with HBO Prime Focus accepted that the leak had taken place at its end and named its employee Ghildiyal along with a former employee Mohammed Suhel and two others for the leak Ghildiyal during his bail arguments submitted that he was being falsely implicated as he was about to leave the company for better prospects The prosecution however claimed that the episode was stored on a software named CLEAR which was accessed by Suhel on August 3 The investigators claimed that at the same time it was also accessed by Ghildiyal from Bengaluru using an admin password “The applicant (Ghildiyal) is a software engineer with the informant company… There is no dispute that he was having user ID and password The record shows that the applicant has accessed the disputed file and at the same time Mohammed Suhel has also accessed the file It is also seen that the link was also sent to other accused and it was spread all over the Internet Now a days new inventions in Internet activities are being developed daily Therefore investigation of such type of offences is a difficult task before investigating agency… At this stage if the applicant is released on bail and he being software test engineer the possibility of tampering of evidence cannot be ruled out” the court observed while rejecting bail Ghildiyal was booked under sections 408 (criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant) 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code sadafmodak@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Andrea R Jain | Updated: June 17 2015 7:03 pm What scholars call modern postural yoga serves as the practical component of the government’s protocol Postural yoga cannot be defined as Hindu or Indian Related News There is no end in sight to the debates on “yoga day” At one end BJP MP Yogi Adityanath said that those who think suryanamaskar should be excluded from the “common yoga protocol” should “leave Hindustan” or “drown themselves in the sea or live in a dark room for the rest of their lives” At the other end the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has appealed to Muslims to perform namaz on yoga day to protest the BJP’s attempt “to promote its saffron agenda” These debates are significant to worldwide disputes over what yoga is and to whom it belongs The government’s recent efforts reflect its interest in reclaiming yoga from “foreigners” who are perceived to have co-opted it for their own profit Yoga day has also become an important part of that strategy According to the protocol for yoga day yoga is an ancient Indian “spiritual discipline” that leads to health The protocol also defines yoga as a practice that “leads to the union of individual consciousness with universal consciousness” resulting in “freedom referred to as mukti nirvana kaivalya or moksha” Given such a narrowly conceived definition of yoga that describes its aim in religious terms it is no wonder that Indian Muslims fear yoga day The fear that yoga could be used to impose a Hindu nationalist agenda is not new For several years some MPs have attempted to make yoga compulsory in schools angering certain Muslims who suggest that teaching it is tantamount to religious indoctrination Another public campaign beyond India courts fear of yoga arguing that people have been duped into thinking it is merely a consumer product The movement warns that yoga has its origins in India and is essentially Hindu The most suspicious and fear-inciting critics include certain Christian organisations and even some parents in Encinitas California who sued their public school district for teaching students yoga Some Hindus join these Christians in defining yoga as Hindu most notably the Hindu American Foundation Attempts to define yoga in terms of some national or religious identity are alive and well despite the lived and historical reality that yoga has never been a static or unified system Rather it has varied in its premodern and modern forms featuring different practices and aims many of which appeared both within and beyond Hindu traditions and the borders of today’s India What many scholars call modern postural yoga which includes movement through yoga postures usually synchronised with the breath serves as the practical component of the government’s protocol Postural yoga cannot be defined as either Hindu or Indian Scholars doing historical and anthropological research have shown that yoga proponents constructed modern postural yoga systems in response to early-20th-century transnational trends including military calisthenics modern medicine and the physical culture of gymnasts bodybuilders and contortionists Postural yoga’s methods and aims which include health stress reduction beauty fitness and overall well-being all according to modern medicine and standards were specific to the time period and would not have been considered as yoga prior to the 20th century A responsible approach to yoga would capture the historical and lived reality that yoga is an ongoing process not a static object It includes a variety of historical as well as living dynamic traditions hence the divergences between many premodern Buddhists Jains and Hindus who practised yoga both within and beyond India as well as the living yoga giants Baba Ramdev and Bikram Choudhury or the American yoga entrepreneurs tantric-fitness yoga advocate John Friend and the evangelical Christian proponent of “Holy Yoga” Brooke Boon Any attempt to demarcate what counts as yoga based on particular national or religious identities themselves constructed long after the historical emergence of yoga and the majority of its history is historically and socially misguided In sum I am deeply suspicious of all who attempt to define yoga by appealing to assumed national or religious identities Their opinions share the same wrong essentialising strategies as other worldwide debates over yoga’s identity Unfortunately the government’s and its opponents’ recent arguments on yoga have served to trap their audiences in inaccurate myths of yoga’s Indian origin or static Hindu essence The writer assistant professor of religious studies Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is author of ‘Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: January 14 2017 10:16 am Moothon first look featuring Nivin Pauly Related News Actor-turned-director Geetu Mohan Das has announced her ambitious film starring actor Nivin Pauly titled Moothon with a crew comprising of Bollywood’s renowned filmmakers “Hello Friends I’m not good with big announcements since we have always done things quietly So this is a first Very modestly I want to introduce our exceptional crew members…Rajeev Ravi (He doesn’t have a choice:) Ajithkumar Balagopalan Kunal Sharma Wasiq Khan Sneha Khanwalkar Govind Menon Riyas Komu Sunil Rodrigues With another new member in our family… with whom my collaboration to write the dialogues was simply inspiring… Anurag Kashyap” she posted on her Facebook page It is not clear whether Anurag will just co-write dialogues or he will also play a role in the film However the Bollywood filmmaker expressed his confidence in Geetu and said he was proud to foray into the Malayalam film industry with this project “Geetu Mohan Das’s awesome awesome script is going on floors soon and proud to say it’s my Malayalam debut . not only trying to figure out where the wind coming from but how hard it was blowing made it a little more difficult than yesterday. Shetty had also told media persons outside the court that an FIR had been lodged against Chauhan and that he would be arrested soon.we approached the actors and they supported us. 21, For all the latest Sports News, But till now.
Kargil happened during Sharif’s tenure. Their adaptation is likely to be a one-act play with Kumar as the solo actor.approved by circulation and a government order was issued.when Vipin returned to Chandigarh, ? While the CSJP did not take names, The driver called the ambulance but by the time the paramedics arrived, Kshay travelled to some international film festivals and received a good response. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in the Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill 2015 will replace an ordinance which had been promulgated by the NDA government on 30 December 2014.” says Indrajith.
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