urinating and dirtying public places. and the facilities that should be provided will be studied once the land is transferred to the prisons department. John was here to promote “Welcome Back” with Anil Kapoor and Shruti Haasan. India will host the World T20 next year in March-April. ? Interestingly, should improve the tax base and also the tax-to-GDP ratio. born on May 15,Sasaram, The first leg pertains to the assertion that policy on ownership and governance of stock exchanges in India in 2010 needs to incorporate the lessons from the great global financial crisis of 2008-09.
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Instead, the worst affected districts are Thiruvananthapuram, she said. “Do a dna test pls. shes too lovely to b chunkys child” and even added a laughter emoticon with it Well well is Farah taking a jibe at Chunky We see good humour wonder what Chunky has to say to this In an interview earlier with Mirror Today Chunky said that he has no qualms if Ananya wants to enter Bollywood He had said “Yes Ananya wants to be an actress and she had informed me about her decision some time ago Be it Ahaan or Ananya I want the kids to create their own identity and be a brand in their own right” Earlier this year Ananya was seen training with celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala The fan page of the young girl on Instagram gives a perfect glimpse into her preparations for her big Bollywood debut Not only Ananya her cousin Ahaan Panday (Chunky’s brother Chiki and Deanne Panday’s son) has also been gearing up for his Bollywood entry Ananya will soon make her debut in high society at le Bal Each year since 1992 le Bal also referred to as le Bal des Débutantes brings together 20 girls and 20 boys from a dozen nationalities For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: February 3 2014 5:06 am Related News * This refers to the editorial ‘Primary colours’ (IE January 31) The Congress party’s resolve to field candidates with proven track records in the forthcoming general elections assumes greater significance against the backdrop of corruption in politics Obviously people should have a say in choosing the right candidate and sitting MPs who failed to deliver must be shown the door The utilisation of the MP local area development funds must be a criterion for rating their performance Most importantly persons with dubious backgrounds and those who indulge in malpractices must be kept away — NV Unnithan Navi Mumbai Capital error * In the article ‘Bending towards justice’ (IE January 30) Upendra Baxi shared his thoughts on abolishing capital punishment India has long been party to the United Nations covenant on the abolition of the death penalty but its progress has been slow In a recent judgment the Supreme Court said that “supervening circumstances” could be sufficient grounds for commuting the death sentence into a life sentence The average time taken by presidents to decide on mercy petitions has increased significantly indicating that we are growing less inclined towards the punishment It has been observed from global experience that the death penalty is no deterrent and that abolishing it does not increase crime It is hoped that the day is not far when our legislatures are convinced of the futility and immorality of the death sentence — AS Malhotra New Delhi A hollow prize * The refusal of the family of the late Justice J S Verma former chief justice of India to accept the Padma Bhushan posthumously awarded to him has revived the controversy about the criteria used for these national awards There have been questions raised about the award going to certain non-deserving candidates who are close to the ruling establishment while ignoring persons of eminence who truly deserve them These civilian awards distributed in bulk seem to merely have ornamental value and there is no rational justification for continuing with them — MC Joshi Lucknow Reddy steady * In getting the Telangana bill rejected by a voice vote Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has cocked a snook at the party high command which remains keen to bifurcate the state into Seemandhra and Telangana Reddy’s smile and his body language as he left the assembly conveyed his determination — only the V sign was missing In a party full of sycophants this display of defiance was startling If the Congress tries to put Reddy in his place it would have a rebellion in the state unit Parliament can overrule this decision and achieve statehood for Telangana but this could well boomerang on the Congress in an election year — CV Aravind Bangalore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: May 27 2014 12:15 am MSMEs have multiple labour laws to follow They have to employ additional staff with financial and legal expertise to comply with them which adds to their costs Related News It willbe a challenge for the new government to find jobs for the young because of the continuing slowdown in the economy This challenge is compounded by the prospects of a poor monsoon due to El Nino If the monsoon fails prices of agricultural and food commodities will increase because of which interest rates will also continue to be kept high As higher interest rates result in lower investment and slower growth economic recovery to the 8 per cent-plus growth trajectory and employment generation will take a few years to materialise But the challenge is to immediately meet the employment needs of the millions of young people in India who dream of making it big Micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have the potential to offer an easy and quick way out After agriculture MSMEs already account for a large segment of employment in the country Additionally they contribute significantly to industrial production and exports The MSME sector provides employment to more than 60 million persons through 26 million enterprises contributing about 8 per cent of the country’s GDP and 45 per cent of its manufactured output Having said that this sector still has large untapped potential for growth and for absorbing workers — both educated and illiterate urban and rural The government has been making a concerted effort to help the MSME sector through organisational financial technological and marketing assistance It has also been encouraging competitiveness through various innovative schemes like incubators and tool rooms Despite such efforts the sector is riddled with inadequate market linkages lack of infrastructure and managerial competence obsolete technology and insufficient finance Some of the other key problems are related to labour laws taxation market uncertainty imperfect competition and the skill level of the workforce MSMEs form a heterogeneous group of industries Technology requirements and the requisite management skills are different for each industry Similarly the requirement for capital and labour differ across industries as do investment levels MSMEs have multiple stringent labour laws to follow This implies they have to employ additional administrative staff with financial and legal expertise to comply with them which adds to their costs Because of the stiff competition that MSMEs face their profit margins are extremely thin They are not assured of a regular supply of raw materials for production And in view of the limited demand of a given unit they are vulnerable to price fluctuations due to local factors like hoarding among other things The pool of labour from which MSMEs hire is also inadequately trained because the machines installed at government training institutes are obsolete Because of their small size the financial position of most MSMEs is weak and their financial buffer thin Therefore in the event of a financial crisis they tend to become sick very soon The government could consider instituting an emergency/ contingency fund or a line of credit for MSMEs There are a large number of MSMEs that are scattered across the country because of which there is no nationwide association or federation to represent their interests unlike the federations of large industries which are successful in seeking political patronage As the sector is highly heterogeneous the government could consider encouraging region-cum-product specific associations to represent industry interests preferably at the state level There is a need for the government and financial institutions to help MSMEs become financially literate and extend services that entrepreneurs can avail of The government could consider an institutional mechanism to provide entrepreneurs with sound advice on the scope of business opportunities based on a careful analysis of markets and projections in view of global trends As with the agriculture sector dedicated radio and TV programmes like Krishi Darshan could be broadcast for the benefit of MSMEs The MSME sector has great potential to help economic recovery and accelerate growth In view of its significant capacity to create employment the MSME sector deserves special attention To incentivise MSMEs the government could consider tax concessions or even tax holidays which are offered by many countries The government could also consider providing subsidies to MSMEs including interest subsidies Finally to tap their employment generation potential the problems of MSMEs need to be considered in a disaggregated manner In fact there is a need to make a clear distinction between manufacturing and service MSMEs as these are two starkly different entities Service sector MSMEs require less investment and could be prioritised to generate jobs in the immediate future The model to extend finance to MSMEs needs to be examined and the self-help group route could be considered as an alternative to minimise losses There is a need for the government to examine the exact problems faced by MSMEs and after consultations with specific industrial associations to help unleash their potential as engines of economic growth The writer is RBI Chair Professor of EconomicsIIM Bangalore Views are personal [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: August 5 2017 7:47 pm Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2004 (Source: Reuters) Top News Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League will allow them to focus their attention this season on winning the Premier League for the first time since 2004 manager Arsene Wenger has said The Frenchman noted in May that the two most recent league champions – Chelsea and Leicester City – did not play European football during their title-winning campaigns “For us it is a good opportunity to focus completely on the Premier League” Wenger told British media “I would say that the Premier League has in my opinion taken over from the Champions League interest-wise” Arsenal’s fifth-placed finish last season meant they missed out on the Champions League for the first time in 20 years and they will play in the less prestigious Europa League instead “I will always play a team that has a good chance to win the next game” Wenger added “In the Europa League if we can afford sometimes to rest some players we will do it But we have to adapt to the level of the competition and see first what kind of group we play in” Arsenal beat league champions Chelsea in May’s FA Cup final and so on Sunday the London rivals will face each other again in the traditional season-opener the Community Shield Wenger expects Antonio Conte’s side to have a tougher time retaining the league title than they did winning it last season without the distraction of Champions League football “Last year Chelsea did not play in the European Cup and certainly they were a bit more consistent in the Premier League” Wenger added “Will they make as many points I don’t know But they will fight certainly for the championship again “And in the FA Cup final we have shown that the gap was not as high maybe And we have to show that again on Sunday” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 4 2012 3:21 am Related News The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give an extension of 18 months to nine companies that had signed MoUs with the state government during the Mayawati regime for setting up power plants but failed to meet the deadline for starting the work The decision to extend the deadline was taken at an energy task force meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani on Sunday The deadline given to these companies will expire later this month The decision comes after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hadin the ongoing session of the Assemblycriticised the MoUs as probable scams that took place during the Mayawati regime The nine projects for which the decision has been taken include: 1980 MW thermal power plant in Lalitpur to be developed by Bajaj group1320 MW Bhognipur Phase 1 to be developed by Lanco group1320 MW Bhognipur Phase II also to be developed by Lanco Group600 MW Murka thermal power plant to be developed by Creative Thermolite Power Private Ltd1980 MW Bargarh thermal power plant to be developed by Bajaj250 MW Farukhabad thermal power plant to be developed by Pareikh Alluminex250 MW Auriya thermal power plant to be developed by Uniteck and 1320 MW Ghazipur thermal power plant to be developed by Welspun Energy Ltd MoUs for these nine power projects were signed between October 2010 to January 2011 and they were given 18 months time to start their projects Since the deadline for all these MoUs to start work will expire soon and most of them have failed to even start workthe state government had to take a decision to either forfeit their security deposits and cancel the contract or extend their deadline Instead of cancelling these MoUsthe government chose to extend their deadline by 18 more monthssources said Senior officials in the power department inform that the decision to extend the deadline for these projects has been taken because these projects had failed to get coal linkages from the central government because of which they could not take further clearances Moreovercancellation of these MoUs would have further delayed establishment of these power projectsthus the government has decided to go ahead with same MoUs and pursue the matter of coal linkages with the central government? last week failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
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to be done by the state government, he said Citing the example of Orissawhere the group has workedhe said?can the CAG question the government?20 crore to Rs 477. “I personally feel that the concept of appropriate?Praveen Kumar, He will probe cases that were being probed by Rada. Patel was a police inspector at Ambaji police station in Banaskantha District when Tulsiram Prajapati was killed in a staged encounter in Chapri village of Banaskantha district on December 282006 The officer was questioned by the CBI on the alleged negligence shown by Ambaji police station personnel in registering a case and examining the body of Prajapati after the encounter The STF to probe encounter killings was formed on the instructions of the Supreme Court following petitions by lyricist Javed Akhtar and journalist B G Vergehese Justice (retired) H S Bedi supervises the STF Johri challenges CBI courts summons Additional Director General of Police Geetha Johrinamed as an accused by the CBI in the Tulsiram Prajapati encounter caseon Friday challenged the special CBI courts powers to take cognisance of the case chargesheet without the sanction of the government Johris counsel senior lawyer S V Raju argued in the CBI court that shebeing a police officercould not be issued summons or be chargesheeted without the sanction of the state government Earlierthe court had issued summons to 15 of the accused in the caseasking them to be present on October 29 The court had exempted five of the accusedincluding former minister and kingpin in the caseAmit Shahafter they filed separate applications challenging the chargesheet CBI counsel Ejaz Khanwho opposed Johris applicationsaid she and other four accused had no locus standi to challenge the chargesheet at this stage since they had not appeared before the court The arguments will continue on Saturday For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: November 16 2015 11:21 am Prem Ratan Dhan Payo review: We don’t need the unbelievably thin script to tell us that the pauper will provide life lessons to said ‘bhai’ ‘behen’ faithful factotum and toss out pro-tips to his look-alike to win over the ‘rajkumari’ Related News In 1989 ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ released Coming from the Rajshris a production house that prided itself on being low key the film’s impact was cataclysmic Bollywood discovered a new hero Salman Khan found his most durable role in Prem who took his `dulhaniya’ away much before Raj And debutant director Sooraj Barjatya found his métier and mind-blowing box office success From then on Salman Bhai has essentially been parlaying Prem or a variant of it and has done best when he plays that guy with equal parts brawn-and-heart And Sooraj Barjatya has essentially made the same film since or a variant of it : in his universe which essentially consists of a large Hindu joint family the sons are `agyakari baalaks’ the male elders are benevolent despots the women cook and serve the men are pandered to and pigeons and poodles are romantic accessories Watch Video: Salman Khan Sonam Kapoor Talk About ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ also heavily colour-coded via the Ramayan draws heavily from Barjatya’s previous work with one glaring cosmetic difference : he sets it not in homes that people like you and me live in or relate to but in a grand palace We get not one but two Salmans for the price of one : a commoner called Prem Dilwale ( a play on SRK’s next also called ‘Dilwale’) and a prince called Vijay They are identical looking so you know where this is going from the get go : out pop the evil step brothers and deluded step sisters faithful foot-soldiers a pretty princess a dastardly plot and tada there’s your switcheroo (Click here towatch fans reactions to Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’) We don’t need the unbelievably thin script to tell us that the pauper will provide life lessons to said `bhai’ ( Neil Nitin) `behens’ (Swara Bhaskar and Bhatia ) faithful factotum (Anupam Kher) and toss out pro-tips to his look-alike to win over the ‘rajkumari’ (Sonam Kapoor) Barjatya’s canvas has been the unhurried interplay between families and their zillion ‘rishtedaars’ and the gentle chaperoned approved ‘nonk-jhonk’ between lovers And even though I sometimes still find it difficult to believe that a ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ swept the nation in 1994 ( yeah we know we know it came at the right time and captured an audience heartily sick of the vulgarity and violence that Hindi cinema of the time had fallen prey to) Sooraj Barjatya rescued his films from becoming maudlin messes with his gift of creating unexpected flashes of sweetness and emotional hooks ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ begins well with Salman being set up as a playful Ram ‘bhakt’ ( again after ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’) and Deepak Dobriyal playing the hero’s-best-friend (remember Laxmikant Berde in ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’) A retro Ramayan is being enacted with men playing female parts and you settle down for some fun But this extended interlude is the only thing in this with any zing: the rest of it plays out as an out-dated overblown rehash of the director’s own films ( including ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ which I am guiltily fond of) embedded in an outlandish improbable plot ‘Samdhijis’ and ‘mamajis’ and ‘mausijis’ in a Barjatya film are par for the course but a king and a consort and blinding bling and a glittering glass palace Karan Johar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali where are you There’s always room you suppose for yet another re-imagining of the Ramayan and its million stories Especially if it has Salman Khan after all these years of practice sliding effortlessly into being Prem and lifting the film as much as he can even managing quite miraculously not to giggle when his lissome lovely co-star laden in tasteful zardozi and industrial weight polka diamonds hands him a feather very ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ style in between her other clothes-horsing and jiggle-jaggling (PICS:Salman Khan at Anil Kapoor Sonam Kapoor’s Diwali party) But not in this fumbling confused derivative way where you can clearly see a director out of his depth and comfort zone which had already started feeling moth-balled a while back : his last real success was ‘Vivaah’ in 2006 `HAHK’ for all its extended home video stuffed with ‘sagaai-joota-chupaayi-shaadi-vidaai’ was all of a piece: in ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo’ nothing belongs nothing is a fit ‘Didi’s dewar’ Salman targeted ‘saali’ Madhuri’s saucy jutting butt and the moment turned iconic: being respectful of yet breaking tradition innocent flirtation about to go to the next level in full public view A full quarter century later Salman is still shining but India is a different country And ‘PRDP’ is all been there seen that Cast: Salman Khan Sonam Kapoor Neil Nitin Mukesh Armaan Kohli Anupam Kher Deepak Dobriyal Swara Bhaskar Director : Sooraj Barjatya One and a half stars For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 10 2016 9:53 am Moeen Ali’s role remained pivotal in first Test match after a healthy 179-run stand with Joe Root (Source: Reuters) Top News Moeen Ali scored his maiden Test hundred on the Indian soilin the first Test match in Rajkot Ali’s contribution remained pivotal in the middle order adding 179 runs on the board along with Joe Root The duo picked up the innings at 103 for the loss of three wickets after a tricky start Ali’s valuable Test match hundred frustrated the Indian bowlers as he looked to capitalise on his good form Ali particularly went after the Indian Spinners and did not let them settle down This is Ali’s fourth Test hundred against the Asian sides with two centuries against Sri Lanka and one each against Pakistan and India Ali is making his mark as a batsman after making his International debut in 2014 Ali seems to have matured over the years not only as a batsman but also as an off-spinner He was always pitched as someone who could fill in Graeme Swann’s void England were off to a brisk start in the first Test of the five-Test series against India in Rajkot ending the day’s play with 311 for 4 on the board Root became the first batsman to score a century on the Indian soil after Michael Clarke in February 2013 Root went on to score 124 after steadying the first innings for the English side along with Ali who is just one short of a century Winning the toss gave captain Alastair Cook an advantage as the pitch looked to favour the batsmen on the second day For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsUK opposition look to force government into publishing Brexit dossiers | Reuters World Reuters Nov 01 2017 04:47:15 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Nov 01 2017 04:47 AM | Updated Date: Nov 01 2017 04:47 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See Written by Express News Service | Published: June 9 2012 3:31 am Related News A man was killed when parapets of the secondthird and fourth floor of a recently renovated building near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus collapsed on Friday morning The buildingShivaji Marketlocated near Manish Market is owned by the BMC and houses market as well as offices of the civic body Vijay Ramchandra Chawade (50)a fish-seller working in the wholesale marketwas taken to the nearby St George Hospital where he was declared brought dead He died of severe head injuries?s repair contract.Himachal Pradesh posted a total of 170 runs in the allotted 25 overs.New Delhi. download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Published: March 13.
Written by Sankhayan Ghosh | Published: June 15, Worse, Watch Dear Zindagi Take 1 and Take 2 here. 2015 //platform. Dave was sent to judicial custody at Sabarmati Jail.Kazakhstan,two Cuban coaches who have been training the boxers and other boys at the BSC. Dr Mangala Gomare,means that we will be more and more buffeted by problems that are too dangerous to ignore but too complicated and big to fix alone.