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Dr Devendra Pawar, Congress’ long tryst with power and its enduring flirtation with socialism led to the median of Indian politics being set firmly to the Left, led by Ayaka Takahashi-Misaki Matsutomo, The time-honoured investment allowance of 15 per cent is good but not enough, The party on Sunday said that sitting MLA Sudhir Sharma will contest from Dharamshala and the earlier AICC directive shifting him to Jwalamukhi constituency has been withdrawn.even students are taught practically. 2017 7:09 pm Sergio Lobera Rordiguez said that he was delighted to join FC Goa. 2015 9:39 pm “Khwaabon ka Safar with Mahesh Bhatt” will air from October 19. he gave in and confessed that he was Atul.How does China handle its Kashmir? in the latest issue of OrganiserS Gurumurthy writes: That China too has its Kashmir and problem with Islamist separatists identical to Indias Kashmir is not widely known Xinjiang is Chinas Kashmir Xinjiang actually shares borders with Ladakh in Indias Kashmir Chinas Kashmir is physically 100 times bigger than Indias and therefore its problem too is that bigger Yet many do not know about it The reason is that China prevented Xinjiangits Kashmirfrom becoming an international issue like Indias Kashmir Xinjiangwhich had a majority Turkish Mulims [known as Uyghurs in 1949had a short lived state of East Turkestan China invaded itcrushed itwon back its territory The name Xinjiang literally means old frontier returns to China!
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When we reached the spot,two armed bike-borne assailants snatched their bag.have been reassigned to courts in Tis Hazari and Patiala House court complexes.s election committee and election core committee for the forthcoming assembly elections in the capital, At Glasgow, Pleading innocence before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) presided by Principal Magistrate Geetanjali Goel," "We have had bumps in the road,” Rai told IANS here. and who is hand-picked to join a deep-cover intelligence group that appears to have sweeping powers to target — and eliminate ( you have only three days! let’s take him out today) enemies of the state A still from the film Naam Shabana Many of the characters are familiar to us from Pandey’s Baby (2015) including Pannu’s Shabana; Naam Shabana gives us her backstory which involves a troubled childhood and a doomed relationship Pannu left an impression in Baby Here she gets a role many leading ladies would kill for and she is believable when she is throwing punches and getting punched in turn but right through she is strangely held in and strictly one-note Did she get stymied by the demands of her part or was she instructed to keep her mien closed leaving her much too stiff Read: After Naam Shabana Neeraj Pandey planning four more Baby spin-offs The other problem is the plot Or more precisely the lack of it There’s a great deal of to-ing and fro-ing from cool European cities to tropical desi locations as the gang of spies headed by Manoj Bajpayee’s chief goes after a global arms kingpin who is also involved in trafficking and drugs But you are left looking for a pulsing storyline in a film which is meant to focus upon the smarts of its leading lady which instead gives us such unintentionally hilarious lines as: ‘women are born spies’ Or words to that effect You would think that the dishy Prithviraj Sukumaran’s appearance as the chief villain togged out in sharp suits diamond-studded ear and a gaggle of gun-toting henchmen would rev up things But even that reliably excellent actor gets lost in this all-over-the-place predictable flick The final nail is the incessant annoying background music It blares non-stop and makes this film even longer than it is Naam Shabana leaves you with a niggling question: why create a heroine in the action hero mode with both mind and heart and then give her a big bro to ‘help’ her out This results in second-guessing your biggest asset wondering if she is a liability For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jahangir Aziz | Published: December 17 2015 12:05 am We need fiscal policy to boost consumption The out-of-pocket expenses on health and education for Indian households are exorbitantly high driving a significant part of the high household savings (Reuters) Top News Emerging market (EM) economies will deliver in 2015 their lowest growth rate since the crisis of 2009 and Asia its lowest since 2001 More importantly this will occur when developed market (DM) growth has recovered from an average of -03 per cent over 2008-10 to 17 per cent over 2011-15 with the UK and US in the sixth year of expansion In contrast to this two percentage pointincrease growth in EMs has fallen three percentage points So it isn’t that DM economies haven’t recovered they have It is just that EMs can no longer depend on the generosity of strangers — DM imports — to drive their economies This decoupling is reflected in the stagnation in global trade since 2011 Manufacturing export — the pride of Asia — has been slowing every quarter for the last four years The venerated Asian supply chain that linked the region to the world via China lies broken The reason for this stagnation isn’t clear but it is likely to be a combination of the shift in DM consumption towards services as its population ages weak investment in DMs with the sharp decline in productivity growth after the crisis and the policy-driven rebalancing in China which is not only slowing down the economy but is also making it less resource-intensive This stagnation in global trade has fractured EM Asia’s export-led growth model And the story in India is much the same In the golden years of 2003-08 when growth in India averaged almost 9 per cent much of it was driven by corporate investment which tripled from 6 per cent of the GDP to 18 per cent Who consumed most of the goods produced by the increased investment Not residents as domestic consumption fell from 61 per cent of the GDP to 58 per cent Instead much of the newly created capacity was absorbed by foreigners with exports surging from 15 per cent of the GDP to 24 per cent With foreign demand accounting for more than 50 per cent of India’s manufacturing in the pre-crisis year the relentless decline in exports since 2011 has more than anything else driven the weak industrial growth and languishing corporate investment Sadly the stagnation in global trade and the high likelihood that none of the underlying factors are likely to reverse hasn’t pushed EMs to look for new engines of growth Instead policies and reforms are still shaped by the hope that export growth will return Policy support has focused on monetary easing as if the growth slowdown is temporary and the limited reforms undertaken have largely been aimed at easing supply constraints and further expanding manufacturing in most countries barring China But not every EM can be only raising investment Somebody has to raise consumption as the traditional consumers of EM manufacturing — DM households and corporations — are no longer obliging So it is with India For sure cheaper funding easier land acquisition less cumbersome regulations better infrastructure and more flexible labour laws will help But that’s not holding back investment By now it should be obvious that it is the absence of demand To get out of this morass one of two things needs to happen: Either corporations reorient their product lines to serve what the ageing DM (and Chinese) households want; or policies reforms and infrastructure need to be redesigned to boost domestic consumption compensating for the loss of exports Shifting the focus of policies reforms and infrastructure to support domestic consumption is easier said than done In fact it is almost heresy For decades India’s policy framework has focused on increasing savings and investment Consumption-driven growth is still derided for being low quality and dangerous for macroeconomic stability Many will argue that we tried this in 2008-09 with disastrous results in 2013 I will argue that that was because we used the wrong instruments and kept using them way past their shelf life over 2010-12 In terms of macroeconomic policies there isn’t much exchange rates can do given that all EMs are in the same boat and a devaluation by one country will be followed by others negating the impact Monetary easing has been tried with limited success At best policy rates can be anchored to a lower real interest rate reflecting lower medium-term growth Fiscal policy has a big role to play There is no doubt India needs more infrastructure but ramping up public investment to “pull in” corporate investment doesn’t work when there is a shortage of demand Public investment was increased this year but corporations shrugged it off Instead we need fiscal policy to boost consumption Obviously cutting income tax will help but given the narrow tax base it is unwise A low-rated goods and services tax would have helped but that seems to be tangled in political gridlock But there are other ways fiscal policy can help The out-of-pocket expenses on health and education for Indian households are exorbitantly high driving a significant part of the high household savings Making public health and education more accessible and reliable will provide the needed assurance to lower savings Obviously this requires much more budgetary spending raising the fiscal deficit But any rise can be limited by accelerating privatisation or lowering other capital expenditures Clearly reforms have a big role to play and they span from capital markets to insurance For example strange as it may sound health insurance products in India limit the liability of insurance companies This reduces the risks of insurance companies but raises that of households forcing them to increase precautionary savings Instead regulations should be changed to limit households’ out-of-pocket expenses and make the insurance companies bear the residual risk This would not only improve risk-sharing but also help to bring down savings Even the design of infrastructure matters For example if consumption and not exports is going to drive future growth infrastructure investment needs to focus more on highway systems that connect the interior of the country not just the metropolitans and much less on ports In any event the government needs to articulate a policy and reform agenda that reflects the realities of 2016 So far we seem to be stuck addressing problems of 2013 The writer is chief Asia economist JP Morgan Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: March 4 2017 2:17 pm Dheeraj Dhoopar has left Sasural Simar Ka to look out for better opportunities Top News The fans of Sasural Simar Ka were yet to recover from the shock of actor Dipika Kakar’s exit from the show and another blow hit them as Dheeraj Dhoopar announced his departure But for the actor who plays Prem in the drama the Sasural Simar Ka journey needed to end so that he can move on to better characters and projects In an interview to indianexpresscom Dheeraj spoke about why he is bidding goodbye to the show which spurred his rise in the industry “In the four years that I played Prem I gave it my all and the character also gave me every opportunity to explore myself as an actor I got to do scenes which people don’t get even after doing two-three shows So I felt it is the correct time for me to move on to better things” the actor said More from the world of Entertainment: It is not easy to make space in the audience’s heart if you enter a show as a replacement But Dheeraj who had replaced Shoaib Ibrahim gradually managed to impress the fans Perhaps that’s the reason the makers tried their best to change his mind “The makers didn’t want me to leave They spoke to me a lot of times and tries convincing me saying the show is at a crucial juncture and I shouldn’t leave But I had made up my mind Thankfully they understood my point eventually” he said Also read |After Simar now Prem leaves Sasural Simar Ka Dheeraj bids goodbye to the show on March 8 The actor said he will miss the entire team of the show as the whole cast was like a family to him “Our team is unlike the team of any show because there is so much love among us We used to eat together every day I have a lot of beautiful memories and I will definitely miss everyone” The actor is yet to sign a new show and said he would like to take a small break before getting back to work “If something really exciting happens I will take up immediately otherwise I would like to take a break rejuvenate and then come back on the screen” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: September 4 2017 5:55 pm Aditya Jagtap was satisfied with his progress after winning four major title since December 2016 (Source: File) Top News Top seed Sachika Ingale of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra’s second seed Aditya Jagtap were crowned women’s and men’s champions respectively in the Bombay Gymkhana 42nd Maharashtra State Open Squash tournament in Mumbai In the men’s summit clash the more agile Jagtap prevailed over state rival Abhishek Pradhan 11-8 11-7 11-7 while in the corresponding women’s encounter Sachika outplayed second seed Urwashi Joshi of Maharashtra 13-11 11-5 5-11 11-5 “I was quite positive of winning and it was a really good contest She (Joshi) kept the pace fast and I found my length and range of strokes and it worked well for me But I had to be cautious as she would punish me whenever I played some loose shots or committed mistakes” said Sachika who picked up the winner’s purse of Rs 40000 “This tournament and the victory boost’s my confidence for the challenges ahead I will be immediately leaving for Malaysia to participate in two PSA events which start in a couple of days time and I hope to do well and try to improve my ranking I am currently ranked 83 and would like to go higher as I was 71 last year” the UP player said Men’s champion Jagtap said “It was a great game The scores don’t reflect the closeness of the match but I was happy to win in three games If the match had got extended it could have put pressure on me as doubts creep in and it’s best to get done it immediately” “He (Pradhan) has had a good run having beaten the top seed Robert Downer but I was pretty confident of winning” he added Jagtap who became richer by Rs 13 lakh was satisfied with his progress after winning four major title since December 2016 “I won the CCI event the Bangalore Open Otters Squash championship and now here and it gives me a high” said the Mumbai-based player Other results: Women: Third-Fourth place: Sachika Balwani beat Riya Sisidia 11-6 11-3 11-3 Men: Third-Fourth place: Gaurav Nandrajog beat Abhishek Agarwal 11-4 11-4 11-4 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 1 2017 10:15 am Akshay Kumar digging a toilet in the picture Top News Akshay Kumar might be busy with his upcoming film Toilet Ek Prem Katha but the actor took some time off his busy schedule to indulge in some community service Sometimes pictures are better than words to send the right message across That’s what Akshay’s latest tweet encapsulates Akshay shared a picture on his Twitter account wherein he is seen digging a toilet The actor captioned the picture as “Digging my 1st #TwoPitToilet in Khargone District of MP with Minister Narendra Singh Tomar #MakeTheChange #WasteToWealth” This is not the first time that Akshay has been instrumental in spreading a message on sanitation The actor earlier shared a video where he was seen speaking about the same “I initially wondered if I should talk about this as I knew many would point out that I am doing this video only for the publicity of my upcoming film And you are right I am doing this film Toilet Ek Prem Katha and I do want as much publicity as possible for this particular topic” Digging my 1st #TwoPitToilet in Khargone District of MP with Minister Narendra Singh Tomar #MakeTheChange #WasteToWealth pictwittercom/GFV1bMgOaz — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 1 2017 He later revealed in the video titled Soch aur Shauch “Why should I care about what others think I feel that thoughts and faeces are both similar There is no way that you could stop either It is nature’s call that you have to answer” Also Read:Is Karishma Sharma here to replace Nia Sharma as TV’s sexiest woman See pics The actor accepts that this topic might disgust people however urges them to listen to what he has to say He talks about what women in villages go through on a daily basis because they do not have a toilet in the house He points out how unlike women men do not have to go through so much pain for something as natural as attending the nature’s call He challenges “You call yourself tough just because you are a man Do try and imitate what these women do on a daily basis for just one day” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: May 19 2017 1:31 am Top News CID sleuths on Thursday said there were contradictions in the statements made by a former doctor of Kolkata’s Ruby General Hospital during his interrogation in connection with Kaiser Alam an accused in the ‘fake doctors’ racket recently busted by the agency According to sources in the CID Dr Arindam Chandra who had earlier denied doing Alam any favours confessed that he was one of the four members in the hospital’s recruitment board who had recruited the ‘fake doctor’ as its residential medical officer Asked about the character certificate he had issued to Alam Dr Chandra allegedly told sleuths he had issued it “in good faith” “He will be called for interrogation again The other three people associated with Ruby General Hospital during Alam’s recruitment have been asked to appear for interrogation on Monday” a CID official told The Indian Express Sources said these three people were Dr A K Sanyal the hospital’s former director S B Purkayastha former CEO and then head of human resources Subrata Sidhanta Sources further claimed Dr Chandra had revealed that after appointment Alam’s background wasn’t verified “How a person who is not even a high school passout got recruited as a doctor in the hospital and why was no verification was done…There is a huge recruitment scam in the medical industry We have good leads against people and there will be more arrests in the case soon” said an official So far the CID has arrested three fake doctors who were associated with state health units in connection with the case Alam was arrested on May 3 from a primary health centre (PHC) in Chopra block of North Dinajpur where he had been working on a contract basis under the Centre’s National Health Mission Scheme since September 2011 Over the next few days two more “fake doctors” — Khusinath Haldar (52) and Snehasish Chakraborty (34) — were arrested on the basis of Alam’s statement to police While Alam (36) had allegedly furnished fake documents to get a job at the PHC in Nort Dinajpur Haldar and Chakraborty — who worked at PHCs in Alipurduar’s Madarihat and Jalpaiguri’s Dhumpara respectively — were allegedly appointed without any documents All three had been working under the National Health Mission Scheme for over six years and practising as doctors for over 10 years said an official The three accused were arrested under sections 419 (cheating and persuasion) 420 (cheating) 467 (forging a document) 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) 471 (using a forged document as genuine) and 120B (criminal conspiracy ) of the IPC They were drawing a salary of Rs 40000 to Rs 50000 While Alam hails from North Dinajpur Haldar is from Alipurduar and Chakraborty from Kolkata The CID has now zeroed in on a senior official posted at the Swastha Bhavan (state health department) who may soon be called for interrogation the official added For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shalini Langer | Published: August 4 2012 12:38 am Related News SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD DIRECTORs: Lorene Scarfaria CAST: Steve CarrellKiera KnightleyMartin Sheen Rating: **1/2 An asteroid is about to wipe out life on earth A couple have just heard this in their car parked by the roadsidein the middle of nowhereover the radio The guy breaks the silence that has set insaying? hook.
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