Abhay Chautala and Pawan Beniwal are now getting ready to contest against each other in the Haryana Assembly elections. The voters of Ellenabad know whom to vote for.
countries and others around the world will join the US as we put in place a sanctions structure to prohibit certain activities of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that foment instability in the region and create destruction in the region,” Gates said. ? Neither the dupatta nor the boy was mine. Following a gapin November-December 2002the Modys got a call from Vadodara about a boy wearing jeans and a T-shirt and fitting Azars description throwing stones at people in Fatehgunj area He had wounds on the leg and head Rupas sisterwho lives in Vadodarafollowed up the case with the mental hospital in Vadodaras Karelibaug areaonly to be told that the boy was sent to either the juvenile detention centre in Bhavnagar or Jamnagar I keep in touch with all the mental asylums and homes for beggarsjust in case? With nothing to rely on except fragments of her husband?referring to her book and the film Anjaana Anjaani,and ? Nile boat collisions and capsizing are common in Egypt. is a former student leader and he runs a hotel. BJP’s Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
performance?that isthe reduction of underdevelopment a most sensible parameter introduced in the report far ahead of Narendra Modis Gujarat Fair enough If one has to point out the biggest governance turnaround in the country in recent yearsone almost certainly has to turn to Bihar under Nitish When Nitish came to power in 2005over two-fifths of Bihars population was below the poverty line Its literacystudent-teacher ratioimmunisation and electrification rates were among the worst in the country Of the 69 most backward districts in India26 belonged to Biharmore than two-thirds of the state Bihar needed helpbut it also had the lowest utilisation rate for Centrally funded programmesforfeiting a full 20 per cent of Central plan assistance during 1997-2000 It was outright dangerous to be in Bihar then Kidnapping for ransom had become an industry Women avoided venturing out after dark even in its capitalPatna Politically protected gangs brazenly roamed its streets in Jeepswith firearms in open view The new Biharto use the title of a recently released volume edited by Nicholas Stern and NK Singhis different The law and order situation has improvedwith the incidence of dacoities and robberies reduced by half between 2004 and 2008and incidents of kidnapping for ransom coming down from over 400 in 2004 to 66 in 2008 As a result of road-building activitytravel times in most parts of the state have fallen by more than 50 per cent There has also been a remarkable increase in the average per month footfall in healthcare facilitiesand the routine immunisation rate has caught up with the national average Drop-out rates have also declinedwith the rate in 2011 one-sixth of the 2005 level What led to these changes Innovative use of the arms act and speedy trials helped restore law and order; changes in contracting documents accelerated road development; and monitoring doctor attendance using call centres drove sectoral-level changes But the overarching model was strengthening governance by enabling and driving the bureaucracy and police force to experiment and solve problems The central feature of the Nitish Kumar administration has been empowerment with monitoring The top and middle levels of bureaucracy were empowered significantlywith virtually a free hand in how they solved administrative problems They were assured support from the top for most innovations From an era when expenditures above Rs 25 lakh required cabinet approvalthe regime shifted to ministers exercising discretion to sign up to Rs 10 crore But along with this increased empowerment and delegation came close monitoring Never before in Bihar have senior bureaucrats and ministers reported to the CMs office as regularly as they did under the Nitish Kumar administration There were monthlyat times fortnightlyreview sessions of each department attended personally by Nitish and his secretaries checking on progress It is management by objectives at its best Innovative use of technology in monitoring projects and e-governance undercut the powers of lower-level officers and middlemen Rights-based legislation Bihar was one of the first states to enact a right to public service became a key pillar of the turnaround The Bihar story is about relentless executionnot about finding a single brilliant idea to change the states fortune The battle was won one convictionone bridgeone school and one clinic at a timenot as the result of an intellectual eureka moment Some contest that this performance must be discounted given Bihars low base That would be an error There is a reason why some states are in bad shapeand sometimes absolute improvement is actually harder to accomplish starting from a dysfunctional situation If the job was easy to do under the circumstancesit would probably have been done already The turnaround has worked up to an extent If you think the average Bihari today is teary-eyed in gratitude to the administrationwellthink again The dominant complaint todayas alwaysis corruption Leakages in government programmes are rampantestimated to be over 70 per cent at times While in rupee terms the size of the corruption pie in the state probably pales before what goes on in a single metro and is probably similar to most backward statesthe visibility and widespread nature of corruption grates on the common man in Bihar The average citizen has quickly adjusted his expectations to the new reality and is impatient with the remaining gaps The Stern-Singh volume rightly points out much of the progress has been driven by a construction boomand virtually all of it on government funds Power generation and land for industry remain the two major stumbling blocks to attracting investment As Prachi Mishras chapter arguesBihar is the youngest workforce in the country and hence has the most desperate need to skill its youth to avoid a demographic disaster All this raises questions about the sustainability and permanence of the Bihar economic turnaroundparticularly since the dissolution of the ruling coalition There is much to celebrate in the new Biharbut the spectre of its past is yet to be completely slain More Central funds almost a certainty nowgiven the Rajan committee report would surely helpbut it would be an error to think of it as the long-run panacea for its many substantial problems The writer is executive directorBharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB Mohaliand author of The Bihar Breakthrough: The Turnaround of a Beleaguered State For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alaka Sahani | Updated: August 9 2017 11:27 am A scene from A Gentleman where Sidharth Malhotra plays a double role Related News After his acting debut in Student of the Year (2012) model-turned-actor Sidharth Malhotra has had six releases His next A Gentleman features him in a double role This required him to work out regularly While shooting outdoors the 32-year-old tried electrical muscle simulation to make up for the lack of gymming Excerpts from an interview: You are showing off a toned body for A Gentleman Was this the most challenging part about this movie Building this kind of physique demands a lot of time and effort The action training performing for two different characters and shooting in various locations (Mumbai Miami and Thailand) also took time The genre of action-comedy seems easy-breezy but it has so many ingredients — comedy romance and action Also A Gentleman is not a typical double role; there is a twist to it How did you shoot for two different characters Since we never shot for both the characters on the same day I could separate them mentally The film is about mistaken identity and their world is different from each other Gaurav wants to learn to cook for his wife get a mini-van so that he can take his family for a drive and loves his 9-5 job Rishi is a loner and does not mind taking risks A lot of humour came out of Gaurav’s character and action from Rishi’s Do you think that your journey in the industry is alike to the movie’s tagline Sunder Sushil Risky The risky part came first for me I moved to Mumbai from Delhi to do a film directed by Anubhav Sinha which never took off To stay back was a risk I did not have a family to fall back on Finding a home in Mumbai and trying to make a living from modelling was tough I joined the My Name is Khan crew as an assistant director before I auditioned for Student of the Year and bagged a lead role in it Till then everything was a risk Doing Ek Villain and Brothers were also risky When I entered the industry I was called sunder Maybe I have to become sushil now Is that risky phase in your career now over Yes it is over in terms of getting films But every movie is a risk I am extremely attached to each movie that I do and I wish everyone would watch it I have tried to keep each film of mine very different Being from outside I believe today we are competing with so many mediums and content My point of view is that an actor doing the same thing in consecutive movies won’tbe appreciated How has this outsider’s perspective worked to your advantage There are certain aspects and details of the industry I am unaware of I have seen people obsess over production and the business of movies Not being aware of these things keeps me sane and I have less pressure I don’t think I will ever stop being that middle-class Delhi boy because for most of my life I have been that That helps since most of our audiences belong to the middle-class How do you go about picking your scripts I go by my instinct I don’t believe that anyone else can take the decision on my behalf After working for the last five years one learns to follow one’s instinct Also one has to know what one wants from each movie I am doing Aiyaary because I like Neeraj Pandey’s movies which are content-driven Ittefaq is a murder mystery which I have never done and my role is more performance-oriented In your career you have tasted success as well as failure I am very grateful for the monetary success and for having a particular lifestyle As far as dealing with success and failure is concerned both are short-lived I can’t keep saying that my last hit came three years ago Similarly I can’t brood over my failure When Bar Bar Dekho didn’t work it was not a happy feeling But we as an industry live in the present Some iconic performances live on I am hoping to find such roles Had you not been an actor what life would you have chosen for yourself Maybe a bartender in New York The energy of that city is such that you can start a conversation with a stranger The bartenders are most friendly there As a bartender in New York I would get to know so many people and their stories I would have also picked up some juggling tricks For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Published: October 17 2017 9:42 am Cavaliers have struggled mightily when James has been out of the lineup losing 11 straight regular-season games (Source: AP) Top News Following Cleveland’s final practice before a season opener against Boston with playoff-level hype Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue still wasn’t sure if LeBron James was playing Tuesday JR Smith knows “Oh he’s gonna go” Smith said of his celebrated teammate “He’s gonna go trust me that I don’t care what he’s gotta do he’s gonna play” While Smith may be giving James the green light Lue and other team officials remained unsure of James’ status for the game against the Celtics and former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving whose ballyhooed return to Cleveland is expected to be part homecoming part hate-fest James didn’t speak to reporters following Monday’s practice but the three-time champion was in a playful mood while engaging in a competitive outside shooting contest with teammates Isaiah Thomas Jae Crowder and Jeff Green James has been slowed by a sprained left ankle suffered in practice on Sept 27 He played in only one of Cleveland’s five exhibition games and his absence has kept a starting lineup that now includes Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose from getting much floor time together The 32-year-old James hasn’t missed an opener in his previous 14 seasons and it would be hard to imagine sitting this one out given the attention with Irving coming back following this summer’s blockbuster trade between the teams _ and the All-Star guard’s recent swipe at Cleveland Just so he’s protected Lue has made a contingency lineup in case James doesn’t play Smith will take his spot in the Cavs’ “B” lineup Lue has said for days that he doesn’t know for sure if James will be ready “You know I never hide stuff from you guys” Lue said when pressed about his superstar’s availability “I really don’t know I mean just depends on how he feels after today … I’m preparing that he is (playing)” Smith who is beginning his third full season with Cleveland knows it will take a lot more than a sore ankle to keep James off the floor “Just because he loves the game” he said “We were talking about it he’s never missed since he was 8 years old and he started playing he’s never missed a first game I’m preparing for him to play” The Cavaliers have struggled mightily when James has been out of the lineup losing 11 straight regular-season games and going 4-23 without him since 2014 With a revamped roster and more offensive options than ever Lue believes the Cavs are more equipped to compete when James is on the bench “We’ll be a lot better off” he said “I think we got a lot of different pieces We’re deeper A lot of versatile players A lot of different lineups we can play So it will be different but I think we have a better chance” Irving spent six seasons with Cleveland but left on shaky terms His demand to be traded this summer rankled some Cavaliers fans and he created a larger divide last week when he described Boston as a “real live sports city” That didn’t sit well with many Cleveland residents and he’s certain to get an earful Tuesday night The Cavaliers plan to honor Irving who made the biggest shot in franchise history with a video tribute at some point during the game Irving’s 3-pointer in the waning moments of Game 7 in 2016 lifted Cleveland to the city’s first championship since 1964 Lue wasn’t sure what else Irving should expect from the fired-up sellout crowd “We’ve got the best fans in the world and they’re going to do whatever they see best” he said “Whatever decision they make that’s the right one Because they’ve been behind us for three straight years since I’ve been here they’ve always made the right decisions So whatever they decide to do I embrace whatever they do” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Swati Madan Shreekant Gupta | Updated: February 23 2015 8:46 am But the irony of Obama seeking curbs on India’s GHG emissions is inescapable Related News Nothing substantial was concluded on trade and climate change during US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to India despite expectations that agreements in those areas would be key outcomes of the summit On the latter before the visit senior White House officials had stated they were hoping to ink a deal along the lines of the agreement Obama signed with Chinese President Xi Jinping in November last year But the fact that no such deal was concluded does not mean Obama or the US establishment will stop treating climate change as a bilateral issue or that they will not try to cajole India into taking on targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions It is not surprising that Obama in the last two years of his presidency should do so There is limited scope for him to push his domestic agenda on climate change Thus bilateral deals on climate as with China have taken on importance But the irony of Obama seeking curbs on India’s GHG emissions is inescapable The US Senate twice rejected that humans are causing climate change as recently as January even as their own scientific bodies unequivocally concluded that 2014 was the warmest year on record Thwarted as he is on the domestic front Obama seeks bilateral accords with China and now India Parenthetically the Obama-Xi accord to reduce US GHG emissions by 26-28 per cent in 2025 compared to 2005 means little Without the force of a globally binding treaty agreed under the auspices of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) bilateral deals mean little It is also evident that many American politicians and the public have little appetite for deep and rapid cuts in their own emissions At the same time they are beating up on India for using coal to eliminate the energy poverty of its people Share This Article Related Article The climate bilateralism Obama pursues sets a dangerous precedent that undermines the multilateral framework under which the world seeks a meaningful global treaty on climate change The key principles of this treaty as articulated in the UNFCCC are of equity and “common but differentiated responsibilities” (CBDR) whereby rich countries were to take the lead in addressing climate change in accordance with their level of development and historical contribution to the problem In bypassing this multilateral framework Obama is re-enacting the ad hoc Copenhagen agreement he cobbled together in the dying hours of the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) The most surreal moment of the 15 hours he spent there in 2009 was when he reportedly burst into a room where the BASIC leaders were gathered An hour later with the “accord” drafted he confronted another roomful of leaders from the EU Australia and Canada and made them agree to it It was at best a statement of intent and at worst a dangerous distraction even a threat to global negotiations under UN auspices As expected nothing much came of it Obama’s agenda is aligned with that of the US which would like to undo the UNFCCC and blur the distinction between developed and developing nations along the CBDR principle In its view large emerging economies such as India and China should also take on cuts in GHG emissions since they now emit large amounts This ignores the historical contribution of countries that were early industrialisers Further the principle of equity embedded in the UNFCCC implies it is unfair that a country such as the US with less than 5 per cent of the world population should account for 16 per cent of current emissions of GHGs and for almost 30 per cent of cumulative emissions of carbon dioxide since 1850 The most productive manner in which India should respond to this bilateralism is not to stonewall or push back on Obama’s and the US’s demands Instead it should proactively propose the year and level at which its emissions will peak In this context the former prime minister’s statement in June 2007 at the G8+5 summit in Heiligendamm Germany would come handy — namely India’s per capita GHG emissions would never exceed those of developed countries even while pursuing policies of development and economic growth What this means is that India is willing to negotiate on the basis of equal per capita emissions and this could also be used to formulate a peak year and a peak level of emissions It is time our government converted such a statement and the principles of the UNFCCC into a formal negotiating position Madan is with the Centre for Civil Society Gupta is with the Delhi School of Economics and LKY School of Public Policy He was a coordinating lead author IPCC 5th Assessment Report Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAhmedabad: Blaming Congress for criminalising politics Narendra Modi today said that if voted to power he will set up special courts to try the tainted MPs and MLAs and send the guilty behind bars within one year He also said that he would free the system from criminals within five years "I am disturbed by the criminalisation of politics for which Congress is responsible Congress leaders started using criminals to retain power by hook or crook Later these criminals became powerful and turned politicians We must free our political system from such criminals" Modi said AFP Modi was giving a speech in Gandhinagar today that was broadcast live across 100 locations in 15 states with the use of 3D holographic technology "Just give me one chance to clean the system I will set up special courts under the supervision of the Supreme Court to try all the tainted MPs and MLAs that too within one year time limit After one year those who are guilty will go to jail" he said Modi said like MPs and MLAs the the cleaning process would continue in the lower ranks as well "After MPs and MLAs the same process will be applied at the bottom such as panchayats It is my promise that I will free the system from criminals within five years" he added He also said that he promises that no discrimination or favouritism will be done in this cleaning process even if that leader belongs to his party Modi who kept a bust of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (whose 123rd birth anniversary was celebrated today) close to him during his speech accused the Congress of ignoring the architect of the Indian Constitution "Three leaders of the Gandhi-Nehru family received Bharat Ratna award but Dr Ambedkar was never conferred the highest honour After 40 years of his death the government supported by BJP awarded him with the Bharat Ratna Congress was not even ready to put up his photograph in the Parliament" Modi alleged PTI By SNM Abdi Narendra Modi and Amit Shah may be salivating at the thought of capturing West Bengal in 2016 But the BJP’s choice of mayoral candidate for next month’s Kolkata Munipal Corporation elections -– a key battle ahead of crucial assembly polls — shows the duo are living in a fool’s paradise and their hopes are bound to come crashing downRoopa Ganguly Let’s overlook the technical glitch which ultimately prevented Roopa Ganguly – who played Draupadi in the Mahabharata TV serial – from filing her nomination despite being declared the BJP’s mayoral contender That the BJP even considered Roopa its best bet reveals how ill-equipped Modi’s party is to take on a formidable adversary like the Trinamool Congress in April or next year Celebrities from the world of films music or sports usually play a secondary role in any self-respecting party with career politicians calling the shots But there are only a handful of career or conventional BJP politicians in West Bengal which explains the over-dependence on the glamour brigade The mayor’s post in any state capital is rightly reserved for a party heavyweight But West Bengal BJP evidently has no heavyweights to pit against the Trinamool’s nominee – sitting mayor Sovan Chatterjee Hence the wild card – an admission of a party in disarray Roopa’s replacement is another actress – Sharbari Mukherjee – who overcame a crippling illness before facing the camera Yet her electoral debut hasn’t caused ripples in the Tollygunje film industry leave alone Kolkata or West Bengal because the well-oiled Trinamool is a clear favourite tipped to win around 100 out of 144 KMC wards The BJP’s most well known face in West Bengal today is Babul Supriyo – a Bollywood singer who got elected from the Asansole Lok Sabha seat and is now a Central minister He is a bundle of energy and Modi seems to be fond of him But he was recently ticked off for bunking Parliament during a crucial vote The BJP has been trying to rope in Saurav Ganguly for months but he is proving smarter than the saffron party He has met Modi twice but is as elusive as ever He hasn’t said "no" And he hasn’t said "yes" compelling the BJP to keep wooing him There will be more serenading after the World Cup because Saurav will be a big ‘catch’ if and when it materialises To be sure West Bengal BJP has a full-time president – Rahul Sinha – who loves talking to the print and electronic media day in and day out But the central leadership doesn’t seem to have much faith in his capabilities Hence Siddhartha Nath Singh national general secretary is a regular fixture in the BJP’s Kolkata office Who really controls the West Bengal BJP is a big mystery though Recently Mamata Banerjee identified a Tagorean Bengali gentleman as the "boss of the BJP in West Bengal" But I will recuse myself from naming him because my first Press identity card bore his signature and he paid my first salary too The West Bengal BJP today has the media eating out of its hands The party’s vote-share rose to almost 17 percent last year from a mere six percent in 2009 And it enjoys the huge added advantage of a dedicated RSS network in urban areas But the BJP simply doesn’t have enough career politicians in its fold or a statewide party machinery to be realistically rated as a serious contender for power in a heavily politicized state like West Bengal No party can have a cadre of dedicated leaders without mass mobilization-cum- acceptance And that’s precisely the BJP’s failing – though ironically the Jan Sangh which later became the BJP was founded by a Bengali Brahmin Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in 1951 It’s still a mystery to RSS bosses in Nagpur and Jhandewalan why Hindu refugees from East Pakistan who poured into West Bengal after partition never succumbed to the charms of Jan Sangh or BJP which specialized in Muslim and Pakistan-bashing They fell for the communists instead because they fought for their rehabilitation in West Bengal bitterly opposing Congress chief minister BC Roy’s plans to pack them off to Dandakaranya or the Andamans The communists stood for the displaced Hindus’ right to security and equality essential for restarting life afresh The reds also gave them a world view firing their imagination by telling them about revolutionary China Russia Cuba and Vietnam In contrast Jan Sangha and BJP advocated exclusionary religion-based politics which the external proletariat firmly rejected sealing the fate of the Hindu Right in West Bengal The Jan Sangh-BJP never recovered from the initial setbacks They failed to penetrate the Bengali middle class which with all its strengths and weaknesses has shaped politics in the state And public intellectuals are the lynch pins of the influential middle class Little wonder that even today despite the Modi wave BJP has failed to win over a single Bengali writer or actor of Sankho Ghosh’s or Soumitro Chatterjee’s stature Unless intellectuals like them cross over in droves BJP will lack legitimacy and grapple with an acute shortage of leaders without whom no party can grow beyond a point Way back in 1991 BJP pulled off a coup by fielding Victor Banerjee of Satyajit Ray and David Lean fame from the Kolkata (North-West) Lok Sabha seat But Victor lost his deposit Roopa who is known all over India because she once played Draupadi is a good catch in that sense but hardly a substitute for honest-to-goodness career politicians who are the backbone of any party There is something seriously wrong about any party which fails to nominate a career politician for a key post like the mayor’s in a state capital That’s why Roopa’s or Sarbhari’s nomination is a bad omen not only for the BJP’s prospects in KMC polls but next year’s legislative assembly elections too Luigi Pirandello the Italian dramatist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934 penned a play called Six Characters in Search of an Author Its Bengali adaptation – Natyokarer Sandhane Chati Choritro [Six Characters in Search of a Playwright] was staged by Nandikar a Kolkata theatre group to packed houses Like the characters in the Pirandello play West Bengal BJP is surely looking for a charismatic leader to make its dreams come true but can’t seem to find one due to historical reasons Apart from being put close to the bottom of the ladder in the new index of underdevelopment, Across in France, Mia said. 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Kashyap had challenged the rules under the Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Act,” said Munira Subasic, stating that the Punjab and Haryana High Court had stayed his eviction and this fact was never brought before the lower court by Surinder, 2013 8:47 am Related News Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says he is keen to study Bengali literature in his upcoming films." Julien Harneis, Some districts in the city have not had water for more than three days,have also been approved. The ECI has also given its approval for the recruitment process by Subordinate Service Selection Board (SSSB).
Abhay Chautala and Pawan Beniwal are now getting ready to contest against each other in the Haryana Assembly elections. The voters of Ellenabad know whom to vote for.