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”Happy Mother’s Day with @mubinarattonsey for @madhuchopra #FemisaArsiwala ? #MerePaasMaHai #filmy #nautanki #bffshenanagains” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsMumbai: The Shiv Sena on Thursday said the response garnered by BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha’s agitation in Maharashtra over farmers’ issues should set off alarm bells for the state government The former Union minister who has had frequent run-ins with the current BJP leadership was detained on Monday evening while protesting outside the Akola district collector’s office against the state government’s "apathy" towards the farmers of Vidarbha Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray had spoken to the 80-year-old leader over phone on Tuesday and discussed farmers’ issues A file photo of Yashwant Sinha PTI Sinha on Wednesday called off his three-day-old protest in Akola saying Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had assured him that their demands will be met The Sena on Thursday noted that prominent leaders of the country had supported Sinha’s agitation "We (referring to Uddhav Thackeray) too spoke to Sinha over phone The question is about farmers’ life and death and thus not worrying about what will happen to power we supported his agitation" the party said in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana The Sena said that Sinha was never a mass leader but a "bureaucrat-turned-politician" "Yet if farmers supported his agitation it should ring alarm bells for the BJP and the government The government should fulfil the demands of farmers of Akola while it has the time" it opined Seeking to know what issues of farmers were resolved by the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra the Sena claimed that farm loan waiver was announced by the state government only when the Uddhav Thackeray-led party pressed for it "However in reality the government spent crores of rupees on advertisements even before the actual loan waiver was implemented to gain credit Like the Ram temple in Ayodhya the loan waiver is also stuck in announcements" it quipped The Sena asserted that it will continue to demand implementation of recommendations of the Swaminathan panel a complete loan waiver and minimum support price for farmers because these were the promises it claimed on the back of which the BJP came to power Sinha also didn’t have any new demands but only wanted old promises to be fulfilled the Sena said adding that the farmers stood with him because the "disappointed and victimised" cultivators do not know what to do Questioning those criticising Sinha the editorial said if the former Union minister was going against his own party due to his personal grudges how could he get such a stupendous response in Akola "Why did the chief minister and (revenue minister) Chandrakant Patil plead Sinha to take back the agitation That was because this agitation could turn ugly and affect the upcoming Winter session of the state Legislature" it said Written by Harsha Bhogle | Published: March 2 2012 2:26 am Related News Virat Kohli’s hundred in Hobart was spectacular but it wasn’t his first sighting He isn’t a star newly seen in the evening skyit isn’t his first patentnor a first novel newly discovered by a publisher He has nine one-day hundreds though this would by some distance be his best and his record at this stage is comparable to anyone that has played cricketeven some mighty names that he will one day sit alongside Kohli has been on the radar for a while; as a playercharacter and captain The middle qualitylike a middle nameshould have been the least conspicuouscertainly that is the way we have always looked at young players in India If they strutput their collar upwear cool shadessport spikedgelled hair the eyebrows riseit influences opiniondefines them So it was with this brash young kid who could play Yeshe was brash but everyone who saw him said he could play You just needed to look at him long enough without letting everything else colour your opinion to know that he could Next generation kid But it was through those glasses that I first saw him I had seen a very young Tendulkar and fine shy young men in KumbleDravid and Laxman; people who stood quietly by and spoke when they were spoken to This kid had a swagger but I had heard far too much about him to not ask about him I did I got a roll of the eyesthat raised eyebrow and a sideways movement of the head He was clearly next generation But I knew too that he had lost his father early and my mind took me back to an outstanding India Schools player of my vintage who let his astonishing skill slip away with the passing of his father It is a crucial phase when you are not quite man and no longer child; when you think you know what you need to but don’t really In some very articulate interviews laterhe spoke of that phaseof being lost and loud at the same time He did well to get over it because deep downhe could play It was the getting-over phase that was to define him because he was one of those players you kept an eye onwhose name your eyes drifted towards first in a scoresheet He could have imploded in rage and self pity and he admits he scanned that horizon but he pulled himself back and it was in winning his battle with himself that he became a cricketer Now he has a World Cup medal and a Test hundred; he has opened the batting and played finisher; he is still a young man and the vice-captain of the national side He knows they are saying that when the time comes for Dhoni……… And people say he is cool; that he brings a sense of calm to an innings Yeshe can play to the gallery a bitcommunicate with his fingers to the crowdcolour the language he used in many shades (x*%* happens he said on air as he misfielded once while miked up) but he times an innings wellunderstands his roleplays the aggressor or the quiet partner (as he so beautifully did when Chris Gayle was annihilating opponents in IPL IV) The leg side wonder He still likes the leg side like all young Indian batsmen do He can flick it there but he can also muscle it through and inevitably his wagon wheel will be skewed in that area But he can play the cover drive and in an era in which batsmen increasingly give themselves room to play powerful shots on the leg side that will become the gold standard; that and the straight drive In the course of that astonishing innings at Hobartthe two shots that stood out were an inside out six off Angelo Mathews but also a cover drive as crisp as any you will see off Lasith Malinga Now he must battle expectations for in India we know zero and onewhite and black He will be told he is the next superstarhe will be rated by his endorsementssomewhere the voices around him will seek to overpower the voice within him He will be wrapped in superlatives and at times condemned with them Like some before him have he must find a calm amidst the storm that our cricket can be It won’t be easy Having overcome himselfit is in overcoming his environment that the next ten years will lie Maybe fifteen For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by S Y Quraishi | Published: January 25 2016 12:00 am Related News Today India celebrates the 6th National Voters’ Day (NVD) This is the biggest festival of democracy next only to a general election Over 30 million voters will get their identity cards at over six lakh booth-level functions all over the country including nearly 10 million young people who have just turned 18 The origin of NVD is a story in itself At a civil-society meeting in Bhubaneswar late in September 2010 a young man in the audience got up and said “18 years is an age that deserves to be celebrated At least one day every year should be dedicated to 18 year olds” I thought it was a great idea And NVD was born In a letter to the cabinet secretary “informing” him of our plan to observe January 25 as NVD I requested him to ask the ministries and state governments to extend necessary cooperation Three months later with only a week left for the nationwide functions a phonecall from the cabinet secretary almost brought our plans crashing down My “proposal” was coming up before the cabinet and he asked whether we wanted a national holiday and how much money we needed Our answers saved the day: No we did not want a national holiday nor did we need a single rupee from the government The cabinet secretary was naturally intrigued — eight lakh functions to be organised without any request for money He had never seen such a proposal in his life Our secret was quite simple Voter registration is a normal activity of the Election Commission (EC) carried out through the year All we did was convert staggered sporadic activity into an “event” using the normal budget The first NVD was inaugurated by then President Pratibha Patil in the presence of 30 chief election commissioners from around the world Some of them including from Pakistan and Bhutan went back home and declared their own NVDs After just four NVDs the 2014 election was conducted with the addition of nearly 120 million more voters than in 2009 This is like adding the entire population of South Africa and South Korea combined or three Canadas or four Australias or 10 Portugals or 20 Finlands NVD is the flagship event of another new programme of the EC Systematic Voters’ Education for Electoral Participation (SVEEP) This programme too faced hiccups — some in the organisation questioned whether “educating” voters was the EC’s job For me it indeed was Low turnout had been the bane of our elections raising questions on elected representatives’ legitimacy In this context we considered voter education an imperative We had seen enormous public apathy especially among the educated urban middle class which not only abstained from voting but used to brag about this Our challenge was to make not voting embarrassing It didn’t take long A 2010 campaign lampooning non-voters — “Pappu doesn’t vote aaha” — did the trick It achieved a remarkable increase in voter turnout A key strategy was to have brand ambassadors — headed by no less than former President APJ Abdul Kalam The youth hitherto indifferent or contemptuous of politics started leading from the front Twenty-five thousand campus ambassadors were appointed in universities and colleges Schoolchildren became watchdogs of voter participation coaxing apathetic parents to vote All elections since 2010 have seen record turnouts Election 2014 broke a six-decade record with 664 per cent turnout In some states this crossed 80 per cent In half the states women voters outnumbered men Many have described this as a “participation revolution” The inked finger became a symbol — restaurants apparently started offering discounts barbers giving free haircuts The EC has now taken the movement to new heights A grand Voter Fest (Matdaata Mahotsav) in Delhi last week attracted nearly three lakh citizens The best endorsement has come from PM Narendra Modi who in his Mann Ki Baat said “Till a few years ago we used to see that our Election Commission is working just as a regulator But it has undergone a significant change in the past few years Today our EC is not a mere regulator anymore It has instead become a facilitator is more voter-friendly and voters are now at the centre of all its plans and thoughts” What makes these remarks especially significant is that the EC has consistently differed with his advocacy of compulsory voting Who says there is no freedom to differ Quraishi a former chief election commissioner is author of ‘An Undocumented Wonder: The Making of the Great Indian Election’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 4 2017 3:00 pm The number of dengue cases recorded in Delhi has touched nearly 100 with 44 of the infection cases diagnosed being traced to other states (File photo) Related News Over 18700 cases of dengue have been reported in the country this year with the Health Ministry attributing early onset of monsoon as one of the factors for spurt in cases ahead of the vector-borne disease season The maximum number of cases have been reported in Kerala with 9104 followed by Tamil Nadu with 4174 till July 2 Union Health Minister J P Nadda today held a review meet on preparedness for vector-borne diseases here which was attended by Health Secretary C K Mishra Director General of ICMR Soumya Swaminathan senior officials of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) and other institutions “We held two reviews one for Delhi and the other for rest of the states and UTs And I can say that we are satisfied with our preparedness We have already held three video-conferences on this matter and issued 13 advisories The Secretary (Health) will soon hold video conferences with other states” Nadda told reporters after the meet Secretary Mishra said Kerala is battling a multiple onslaught of dengue malaria and other such diseases due to early arrival of monsoon “We had already sent a team there and it has come back after assessing the situation But no request has come from Kerala side on this matter The state has a robust health mechanism though” he said Mishra added that many of these reported cases include suspected ones too so the final confirmed cases tally would only come by the year end after the season ends According to to the figures provided by the ministry Karnataka has reported 1945 cases Gujarat 616 Andhra Pradesh 606 and West Bengal 469 among other states till July 2 The number of dengue cases recorded in Delhi has touched nearly 100 with 44 of the infection cases diagnosed here being traced to other states As many as 10952 chikungunya cases have also been reported in the country till July 2 Karnataka has recorded highest number of cases with 4047 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 26 2017 7:00 pm Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane have scored 1520 runs in 20 innings (Source: Instagram) Related News After Rohit Sharma was rested for the ongoing tour of West Indies the focus shifted to the make-shift opening pair of Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan The pair have delivered in absence of Rohit Sharma and the first two ODIs were no exception Their 114-run partnership in the second ODI matchat the Port of Spain was their fourth hundred plus opening stand and the pair continues to set the platform for the middle-order Dhawan and Rahane have scored 1520 runs in 20 innings with a highest partnership of 231 coming against Sri Lanka at Cuttack in 2014 Their average is a brilliant 76 when they open the innings in the fifty-over format Batting has been India’s strength With their top order batsmen in blazingform Team India seemsinvincible Dhawan who finished as the highest run-scorer in the Champions Trophy brought up his 21st ODI fifty before falling to Ashley Nurse on Sunday Rahane on the other hand played a well-composed knock of 103 runs from 104 balls Even in the first ODI the pair had a 132-run stand and it came at an encouraging pace Rahane emulated Rahul Dravid after becoming only the second Indian batsman to score a hundred against West Indies on Carribeansoil He ended up scoring his third century in his 75th ODI match in a career that stretches back six years now Team India is currently placed third in the ICC ODI rankings and trails South Africa Australia by three and one points respectively After a comprehensive win in the second ODI India would now an unassailable lead when the teams meet for the third ODI of the five-match series For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsGandhinagar:The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) on Thursday alleged that the Gujarat chief minister and state BJP unit chief were behind the "morphed" sex clips of its leader Hardik Patel a charge rejected by the ruling party The BJP dismissed the allegation as "baseless" and termed the circulation of the video clips as the "fallout" of a dispute within the PAAS File image of Patidar leader Hardik Patel News18 "We have learnt that a Surat-based builder who is a BJP supporter and another person are behind these morphed clips They did it at the behest of the Gujarat chief minister (Vijay Rupani) and the state BJP unit president Jitu Vaghani to tarnish Hardik’s image ahead of the polls to save the BJP" PAAS convener Dinesh Bambhania alleged at a news conference This was done as part of a "Rs 40 crore deal" he alleged but did not elaborate Bambhania a close aide of Hardik further alleged 52 more such "morphed" videos were prepared outside India by the two Surat-based persons on the directions of the BJP At least three ‘intimate’ videos purportedly of Hardik are currently reported to be in circulation Hardik had attacked the BJP after the first clip surfaced "As the BJP is worried about Hardik’s rising popularity they have planned to put him behind bars ahead of the polls to stop further damage to the party" Bambhania alleged "Our sources have told us that 52 such morphed clips are still there out of which 22 clips are of Hardik while remaining clips are of other PAAS leaders" he said Bambhania said PAAS will initiate legal action in the coming days after consulting lawyers and will make the "evidences" public to prove BJP’s "involvement" Refuting the charges against the BJP leaders Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said there is a "strong possibility" that the sex clips were prepared by a dissident PAAS worker out of a grudge or a dispute "As PAAS has claimed that 52 more CDs are still there it shows that they are aware that their own workers might have prepared them It is an internal matter of the PAAS BJP leaders have nothing to do with it Instead of giving excuses PAAS leaders need to come out clean and give proofs" Patel told reporters It is "very much likely" that one of the two persons the PAAS is claiming to be behind the videos was associated with the Patidar body before parting ways "over distribution of funds allegedly given by the Gujarat Congress to PAAS for fanning protests" he said "All the allegations against our chief minister and state party chief are baseless It is very much possible that the dispute within the PAAS regarding the funds led to this shameful episode The BJP is nowhere in the picture" Patel added Hardik is posing a challenge to the ruling BJP as he holds sway over a chunk of Patidars considered as loyal voters of the saffron party The Congress has been trying to wean away Patidars ahead of polls for caste consolidation Though Hardik has not yet opened his cards he has put the commitment to reservation for Patidars as a pre-condition to support the Congress Written by P Chidambaram | Published: August 7 2016 7:46 am Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP members during the voting on the GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday (PTI Photo) Top News The first round of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill is over There were no losers The next round is expected in the Winter Session of Parliament beginning in November 2016 Key issues are still at large and I wish to begin a debate on them Contrary to the impression that the Central government may have conveyed to the state finance ministers the issue of Dispute Resolution has not been settled by the Bill that was passed by the Rajya Sabha recently Article 131 of the Constitution allows states to file a suit in the Supreme Court for adjudication of disputes between states or between the Centre and one or more states Besides there are the well-known provisions such as Articles 32 226 and 227 In my view the provision to establish a dispute settlement mechanism by the GST Council is constitutionally suspect Be that as it may assume that the mechanism ‘resolves’ a dispute between two states If one of the states is dissatisfied with the verdict nothing can prevent that state from challenging the decision by way of a suit or a writ petition To assume that the ‘mechanism’ will be the final dispute resolution authority reflects a poor understanding of the provisions of the Constitution and the nature of ‘judicial power’ The standard rate A graver issue is the ‘standard rate’ of GST The rate of tax is the heart of any tax law A tax law must specify the rate (like the service tax law) or stipulate ceiling rates that cannot be breached by the executive government (like the excise law) The standard rate (say X) will apply to the vast majority of goods and services Some goods and services will be zero rated; some goods and services will bear a lower rate (X-); and some demerit goods and services will bear a higher rate (X+) What should be the standard rate is the question before the country A committee headed by the government’s Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) has presented an excellent report based on sound economic grounds (see box) The Finance Minister did not reject the CEA’s report he only added two caveats: > that the report did not take into account the cesses imposed after 2013-14; > that it did not take into account the compensation that the Central government had agreed to pay to the state governments for five years In my view neither issue affects the conclusions of the report The cesses may add 1 per cent to the Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) but the report has suggested a standard rate that is 25 to 3 per cent above the RNR Regarding compensation the report categorically states “In the aggregate of course the states should not suffer any loss in revenues because it is intrinsic to the calculation of a revenue neutral rate That is if the RNR for the states is set appropriately states as a whole should have the same revenue as before (para 594)” Socking the people Moreover if the government believes that GST will be a more efficient tax that will enhance revenues and reduce tax evasion it must be prepared to take some risks All risks cannot be balanced by socking the people with high rates of GST which is an indirect and therefore regressive tax The idea of GST has been promoted as pro-growth and pro-people A high standard rate will be dubbed — and will be seen — as anti-people There is of course the final question of roll-out of the GST Two more Bills have to be passed by Parliament Every state must pass a state GST law The digital backbone — the GST Network — must be put in place tested and ready to be operationalised The GST Council must agree on the rates Trade and industry must gear up for the new regime At this stage no date for the roll-out can be predicted Good and bad sense Besides the roll-out can be smooth only if the government stays on the path of engagement and negotiation Any attempt to dis-engage with the Opposition or snub the Rajya Sabha will jeopardise the roll-out The first test of intention will be when the Central-GST and Integrated-GST Bills are introduced in Parliament Will they be introduced as money Bills to avoid a meaningful debate and vote in the Rajya Sabha or as financial Bills as demanded by all the non-BJP parties Good political sense triumphed on August 3 2016 Bad economic sense or hubris could trip the GST I keep my fingers crossed Report on the Revenue Neutral Rate and structure of rates # 522 Adding up these adjustments yields a single RNR of 15 per cent However we recognise that there may be uncertainty about the adjustments we have made An alternative scenario is that not all of the adjustments are valid In this case the single RNR would be 155 per cent # 523 Our recommendation for the RNR is therefore a range for the RNR of 15-155 per cent with a strong preference for the lower end of that range # 65 On structure in line with growing international practice and with a view to facilitating compliance and administration India should strive toward a one-rate structure as the medium-term goal Meanwhile we recommend a three-rate structure In order to ensure that the standard rate is kept close to the RNR the maximum possible tax base should be taxed at the standard rate The Committee would recommend the lower rates be kept around 12 per cent (Centre plus states) with standard rates varying between 17 and 18 per cent For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Manish Sabharwal | Published: November 7 2013 3:21 am Related News We need to rethink our accountability frameworks to let political leadersbureaucrats and entrepreneurs think boldly and creatively Last weeks Supreme Court instructions to the Central and state governments on civil servants and last months CBI pursuit of Kumar Mangalam Birla and PC Parakh build on a recent tradition of Indias five other policy backseat drivers (CAGCVCthe pressNAC and NGOs) of confusing the accounting of accountability (did you mindlessly follow checklistsrules and procedures) with the account of accountability (did you do the right thing) Accountability may be overduebut it must be effective The breathlessness of the Indian state today emulates Pandolfo Petruccithe tyrant of Sienawho according to Machiavelli? the Congress needs to carefully build coalitions — not across parties but across social sections. Third, A proposal with the concept paper of the project has been submitted to the Department of Economic Affairs. Bansal allocates Rs 50 lakh for water supply Former Union Minister and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal allocated Rs 50 lakh from his MPLAD fund to Chandigarh Municipal Corporation for the purchase of water tankers for supply of water in various area in chandigarh.been hitting the ball really well. Punjab saw Services pile up 323 for seven with the help of twin centuries by Nakul Verma (113) and Soumya Swain (101) in the stipulated overs at the Railways Recreation Club Ground. However, Ramesh Kumar, We Found Love and Love on the Brain.
Spears performed her hit Make Me and danced slickly, Indian Air Force officials, wondering how much is that? the police is on 24X7 vigil. alleged that it was a conspiracy and demanded stern action against erring officials after which the district administration ordered an inquiry.
The military has launched security campaigns in the area, Together, deflecting it onto the Everton bar before it flew out of harm’s way. Rosberg accepted but it was a brief embrace, Rahul Gandhi had yesterday said that Congress will "not just defeat but smash the RSS".