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Reformers ended practices like Sati and child marriage. and accepts payments in cheque. and the government has currently placed restrictions on the district cooperative bank that hosts his account. he has contested three polls — the Lok Sabha polls in 2014, 2017 8:03 am Peepli Live director Anusha Rizvi remebers late actor Sitaram Panchal. Top News Peepli Live director Anusha Rizvi remembered actor Sitaram Panchal who died on Thursday after a brave fight with cancer “I first met Sitaraman Panchal or Situ Bhai as he was popularly known when I was casting for ‘Peepli Live’ Unlike many other actors who would tell me that they are ‘one take’ actors and perform best only on the set Situ bhai had no issues auditioning for the role of Bhai Thakur” Anusha said “The character I felt was best represented by his opening line ‘Oh ho Budhiyon babu aaiyen hain’ In this one line I wanted condescension but also the confidence of a man so acutely aware of the power equation between the characters that he doesn’t need to be menacing in any way” she said “Several fine actors auditioned for the role and somehow couldn’t strike a balance for me Then came Situ Bhai I along with my casting director Mahmood Farooqui went into the audition pretty low on expectations” the filmmaker said “…’Bambayya actors hain’ we would say to each other After the brief outline of the story and his role I asked Situ Bhai to perform his introductory scene which we were recording I remember it vividly” Recalling the memories associated with Panchal she said: “He was sitting on a sofa in Aamir Khan Productions and he just loosened his body a little Then he delivered the most perfect Bhai Thakur I could imagine” “Farooqui himself as performer couldn’t stop himself and asked me not to call ‘cut’ What followed was a spectacular jamming of the craft of acting It was breathtaking I wish I could get my hands on that recording again It’s one of the most accomplished performances in a long long while” Anusha recalled “Needless to say I am deeply saddened My condolences to the family and his friends ‘Jaane wale Na palat kar aaye… din dhala shaam gayi raat hui’ wrote Nasir Kazmi” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsFarm loan waiver has become the buzzword today in the national media thanks to the eyeball-grabbing tactics adopted by about 100 farmers of Tamil Nadu camping in the national capital for almost four weeks Whoever planned their protest had a good idea about the ways to get focused media attention —especially television media that is a bigger draw today The protesting Tamil Nadu farmers have succeeded in their effort to a large measure The national television has been capturing their protest almost on a daily basis for last one month – beginning from the day they sat down at Jantar Mantar half-naked with a begging bowl hung around their neck and human skulls (supposedly of their near and dear ones who died of hunger or depression due to severe drought in the last few months) lining up their protest venue apparently to give out a stark statement about their own impending fate But that was not all Five of the protesting farmers cut their wrists on 7 April live on television to express their distress; three of them fully stripped on 10 April again live on television to register their disenchantment when senior officials of the Prime Minister’s office refused to meet them and receive their memorandum Then these protesters again came alive on television on 11 April when scores of them ate food off the street to highlight their misery Tamil Nadu farmers protest with human skulls to demand farm loan waiver Firstpost/ TS Sudhir It is not clear how long would this made-for-television protest continue and what more innovative ways these farmers would adopt to stay in news But one thing is clear: this protest has ensured that the reality of the agricultural distress has sunk into the psyche of millions of urban dwellers as well Most television channels and even print media —some outstanding exceptions notwithstanding —do not focus on rural distress; such news is dismissed flittingly Tamil Nadu farmers have forced them to mend their ways even if only for the time being But do the Tamil Nadu farmers have a convincing argument As always for every demand raised by an affected party there are two sides The protesting farmers are right —and the available data bears it out —that they are facing the worst drought in Tamil Nadu in the last 140 years and their survival is at stake and that the loan waiver is the only way to tide over the immediate crisis And they are making this demand when the announcement of the loan waiver is the flavour of the season The newly-elected Uttar Pradesh chief minister made a big splash by waiving more than Rs 36000 crore worth of farmers’ loans a few days ago The new Punjab government has announced its intent to act on its electoral promise of loan waiver for marginal farmers Maharashtra and Karnataka are also planning to follow suit citing the persistent drought conditions Why should Tamil Nadu farmers be left behind That is because unlike other states the Tamil Nadu government is not ready to pick up the tab such loan waiver entails Jayalalithaa too had made the election pledge to waive the outstanding loans of the farmers and she kept part of her promise when she was re-elected in May 2015 – she waived the loans that the farmers owed to the state co-operative banks Jayalalithaa had then urged the central government to waive the loans farmers owed to the public sector banks Alternately she had demanded Rs 40000 crore as drought relief from the Centre The post-Jayalalitha administration has persisted with the similar demand But the central government has refused to oblige It has merely advanced Rs 2000 crore to Tamil Nadu in this regard The central government is right in arguing that it could not make an exception in the case of Tamil Nadu; every state would then cite that precedent to urge the Centre to undertake the loan waiver burden That would encourage fiscal irresponsibility on the part of the states the Centre contends The farmers of Tamil Nadu are squeezed in this tug-of-war between the state and the Centre It is time the Tamil Nadu government accepts its moral and political responsibility to alleviate the suffering of its millions of farmers and not pass the buck to the Central government But the Central government cannot escape its responsibility for improving the prospect of agriculture which is increasingly becoming an unremunerative profession It is a valid charge that a government obsessed with the GDP growth rate is paying scant attention to agriculture which contributes less than 15 percent to our national wealth It is also equally true that agriculture has barely managed to stay onthe list of our ruling elite only because it still provides employment (or if you insist underemployment) to more than 50 percent of our citizens And it is too big a number to be forgotten or neglected in a democratic polity where elections are held on the basis of universal adult franchise That explains why every ruling party pays lip service to agriculture but does not commit enough resources for upgrading the facilities Take the case of ramping up irrigation which is the mainstay for agricultural output (the demand for loan waiver is raised whenever there is crop failure due to drought) But our success in this regard is so limited that the marginal farmer is left to the vagaries of the monsoon The Tamil Nadu farmers are demanding a Kaveri management board to decide the optimal use of the Kaveri water by the two major riparian states —Karnataka and Tamil Nadu The Kaveri River Dispute Tribunal took 16 years to give its award and one is not sure how many years it would take the Central government to set up the management board to operationalise the award Thus the agricultural crisis brought alive by the maverick ways of Tamil Nadu farmers points to a deeper institutional malaise for which both central and state governments are squarely responsible Loan waivers are just a palliative; of course it is a much-needed palliative as it involves the immediate survival of the millions of poor But this succour has to be provided for by the state government The central government’s task is cut out to create effective inter-state infrastructure to pre-empt recurrence of such incidents of agricultural distress SENDAI Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Japan will provide assistance amounting to $4 billion in the coming four years to reduce the number of disaster victims and their suffering around the world Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday Under the initiative Tokyo will train 40000 government officials and local leaders – including a project focused on women – to spearhead national efforts to cut disaster risk and build back better after disasters Abe told a UN conference in the northeastern city of Sendai In return for help offered in the wake of the 2011 earthquake tsunami and nuclear crisis that devastated coastal regions in the country’s northeast "Japan will contribute to the international community with our knowledge and technology" Abe said The package will also support the development of disaster-proof infrastructure Japan is one of the world’s biggest donors of finance for disaster risk reduction Together with the World Bank it contributed more than half of the global total of $135 billion from 1991 to 2010 according to the UK-based Overseas Development Institute UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters he hoped "many others in the developed world" would emulate Japan’s example in making new commitments to fund disaster prevention The Japanese prime minister described disaster risk reduction as "the most important challenge" for both rich and poor countries particularly for developing nations where 90 percent of disaster victims are concentrated He called for "mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction" internationally including in new global development goals and a deal to fight climate change due to be agreed later this year As the Sendai conference – due to adopt a new global plan to reduce the risk of disasters – opened one of the Pacific Ocean’s most powerful storms ever devastated the island nation of Vanuatu Cyclone Pam tore off roofs uprooted trees sent sea surges flooding through the capital and killed at least eight people with the toll set to rise aid officials said Ban who met with the president of Vanuatu on Saturday morning to express his condolences said the impacts of the storm were not yet clear "but we fear the destruction and damage could be widespread" Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale appealed to the global community for assistance in dealing with the disaster telling the conference he did not yet know the full impact of the cyclone but was speaking with "a heart that was heavy" "What we are discussing here (in Japan) is very real for millions of people around the world" Ban said Their needs should be kept in "sharp focus" during the negotiations on the Sendai agreement he added "Disaster risk reduction is a frontline defence against the impacts of climate change" the UN chief said France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius said the two issues should be tackled hand in hand Some 70 percent of disasters are now linked with climate change double the level of 20 years ago he added France would back a project to enable the world’s most vulnerable people to have access to a "climate disaster warning" system combining real-time weather and climate alerts and technology such as SMS messaging he added A successful outcome at the Sendai conference attended by 186 governments would be "the first stop" on a journey to put the world "onto a sustainable path" the UN Secretary-General said It would pave the way for the development goals and climate agreement expected this year and for financing to turn plans into actions Ban said (Reporting by Megan Rowling; editing by Laurie Goering) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed New Delhi: Accusing Pakistan of supporting terrorism against India Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the entire world has come together to isolate Islamabad on the issue even as he asserted Jammu-Kashmir is an integral part of India and there could be "no compromise" on it "Our neighbour is aiding abetting funding trading terrorists They have made terrorism a state policy The entire world has come together to isolate Pakistan and condemn Pakistan(-backed) terrorism Terrorism is not acceptable at all We have been very clear about it" he said without making direct mention of Uri terror attack Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu PTI The Union Urban Development Minister said "(no matter) how many times they (Pakistan) raise the Kashmir issue Jammu and Kashmir will remain an integral part of India and there is no question of compromise on it" Naidu made these remarks during an event in which he renamed the Paryavaran Bhawan located in Central Government Offices (CGO) Complex as ‘Pundit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan’ Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also attended the event to mark the birth centenary of BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay He said that the NDA government does not work on communal line and added that a terrorist is "neither a Hindu nor Muslim" as he pitched for "integrated nationalism" "We should seek inspiration from our history You may (religion wise) be Hindu Muslim Christian but we all are Indians Our ancestors are one" he said Naidu while referring to the debate on nationalism said the slogan of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ is not a dialogue of any film but an act of "uplifting poorest of poor" of the country The Minister also took a veiled dig at Gandhi family for allegedly naming majority of country’s memorials projects and institutes after its members He termed first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru as a "great patriot" but added Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Subhas Chandra Bose "too were great patriots" Naidu further said the NDA government is trying to name memorials institutes and government structures after "forgotten heroes" of the country He also lauded BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay for "guiding" people "to work for uplift of the last person in the society" as he defined the concept of ‘antyodaya’ The building which houses Minority Affairs Ministry and other government offices has been renamed after former Union Minister Najma Heptulla made a proposal to this regard in March this year The building was named as Paryavaran Bhawan as it would earlier house offices of Environment Ministry The Environment Ministry offices were shifted to a separate building called Indira Paryavaran Bhawan located in Jor Bagh in 2014” Halilhodzic said.” Algeria had to come from behind to get through. No one doubts that Gareth Southgate’s side have talented individuals; the problem is gelling them together. if we don’t score until late, (Editing by Mark Trevelyan) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

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