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4 overs 1550 hrs IST:? After his death in 1976, Rajya Sabha passed the motion against Sen, Every 100 sq m will have the capacity to accommodate three cars,outside interference? Nepals experience showshoweverthats hoping for too much [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 12 2017 3:40 am Top News Former state minister Abdul Karim Chowdhury was on Friday sacked as president of the governing body of North Dinajpur’s Islampur College and chairpersonship of the North Bengal Development Council The action comes days after violence in the college between rival factions of the Trinamool Chhatra Prarishad (TMCP) – the students’ wing of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) The dispute was over the election to the post of general secretary of the students’ union of the college Ten students and five police personnel were injured in the violence Watch What Else Is Making News TMC MLA from Islampur Kanailal Agarwal had blamed former Chowdhury for the violence “He is the governing body chairman Chowdhury should be questioned why such violence took place in the campus This is unfortunate” Agarwal had said Chowdhury in turn blamed Agarwal “There is something fishy about his presence in his constituency Both groups had agreed that the general secretary would be our choice and they would provide the candidate for assistant general secretary Now it seems that they want to field candidates for both the posts”Chowdhury had said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: March 15 2017 1:48 am Prajapati’s son Anurag at Gautam Palli police station in Lucknow on Tuesday Vishal Srivastav Top News WHILE LUCKNOW Police is yet to trace SP leader Gayatri Prajapati 25 days after booking him for the gangrape of a woman and attempted molestation of her minor daughter three co-accused wanted in the case were arrested from the Hazratganj area in Lucknow on Tuesday Watch What Else Is Making News With this all six co-accused in the case besides Prajapati have been arrested The day also saw Prajapati’s two sons — Anurag and Anil — and a nephew being called for questioning Those arrested are Vikas Verma Ashok Tiwari and Rupesh While Vikas is a contractor and his father is posted as the additional city magistrate in Lucknow Ashok is a revenue clerk (lekhpal) in Amethi Rupesh was an additional personal secretary to Prajapati He is now employed with the UP Secretariat in Lucknow Tiwari and Rupesh were suspended after they were booked in the case “Acting on a tip-off we arrested Vikas Ashok and Rupesh from Hazratganj They were produced in a local court which sent them to judicial custody” said Deputy SP Anita Singh the investigating officer in the case She added that police have written to the victim asking her to join the investigation “Prajapati’s sons and nephew were called for questioning about the leader’s whereabouts Their statements have been recorded” said Singh When inquired about Prajapati’s arrest Lucknow SSP Manzil Saini said “We are moving court tomorrow to obtain a proclamation order against Gayatri Prajapati” A proclamation order is served at the house of the accused with the court’s warning to surrender or the court may order attachment of property Police claimed to have conducted raids in Kanpur Jalaun Gurgaon Noida Amethi New Delhi Lucknow and Mirzapur to track Prajapati Earlier two of Prajapati’s aides — Ashish Tiwari and Ashish Shukla — were arrested from Noida on March 7 For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by JAGPREET SINGH SANDHU | Chandigarh | Published: August 20 2017 4:06 am (Representational Image) Top News THE DISTRICT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II has directed Thomas Cook a travel company to refund Rs 285 lakh for failing to arrange visa for a Panchkula-based family The complainant Rajesh Datta a resident of Sector 4 in Panchkula had booked a tour of Europe for 15 days and 14 nights from June 20 2015 for Rs 823 lakh from Thomas Cook and according to the terms and conditions the package was for all passengers including wife son and daughter of the complainant and it was inclusive of visa air fare stay meals sightseeing etc Datta had paid Rs 4 lakh to Thomas Cook and thereafter the booking confirmation was issued to the complainants on May 18 2015 Then on June 13 the company demanded the balance of Rs 423 lakh and a mail from Thomas Cook to Datta stated that till June 13 the UK visa was ready but not the Schengen Visa The complainant however deposited the balance amount of Rs 423 lakh Meanwhile just three days prior to the tour slated to begin on June 17 2015 the complainant received information that their Schengen Visa had been rejected by the Italian embassy because “information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of intended stay were not reliable” According to the complaint the Embassy of Italy while rejecting the applications of the complainants for visa had given an option to appeal to the Administrative Regional Tribunal (TAR) of Lazio within 60 days from the notification of refusal But Thomas Cook which was bound to arrange visa for the Dattas did not take any step to file an appeal before TAR against the orders of refusal The complainant however requested the company for a refund of the amount whereupon the latter refunded Rs 539 lakh after deducting Rs 285 lakh The complainants made several requests to the company for a refund of the balance but all in vain Following this the complainant moved the consumer forum The consumer forum taking into consideration the facts and circumstances of the case directed Thomas Cook to refund Rs 285 lakh to the complainant within a month For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 9 2017 11:31 pm R Aswhin is currently playing for Worcestershire in Division two of the English county and he has a four-match contract (Source: File) Top News The national selection committee will be taking a call on whether to summon Ravichandran Ashwin midway through his county stint as they pick the squad for the first three ODIs against Australia Ashwin is currently playing for Worcestershire in the Division two of the English county and he has a four-match contract of which only two matches are over so far Ashwin’s next assignment is a home game against Leicestershire from September 12-15 followed by his last game against Durham from September 25-28 If Ashwin is allowed to play these two games he won’t be available for the ODI games against Australia With both Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal performing admirably the selectors may just allow Ashwin to complete his county engagement “Ashwin has a contract of four games for Worcestershire If he is called back after two games only then the purpose of sending him to get a proper county exposure is lost It’s the team management and the selectors who decided that he should be playing county cricket” a BCCI official privy to selection matter told PTI While there won’t be any big surprises but keeping in mind 23 international matches (11 ODIs 9 T20 Internationals 3 Tests) over next three months the selectors alongwith team management would like to check the workload of the bowling unit — pacers as well as the spinners It will be interesting if either Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Jasprit Bumrah is given some rest bringing back Umesh Yadav or Mohammed Shami for the first three games The batting line-up looks set as of now with all the top players — skipper Virat Kohli his deputy Rohit Sharma Shikhar Dhawan KL Rahul Kedar Jadhav MS Dhoni being automatic picks Hardik Pandya is expected to be the seamer all-rounder The selection meeting is expected to be held over conference call as chairman MSK Prasad and Devang Gandhi are watching Duleep Trophy match in Lucknow while Sarandeep Singh is in Delhi For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Published: April 4 2017 5:34 pm Begum Jaan song O Re Kaharo: In the songwe get to explore another shade of Vidya Balan’s character –her ruthlessness Related News We have seen Begum Jaan aka Vidya Balan reminiscing over love and fighting for independence as India attains its freedom in its two songs Prem Me Tohre and Azaadiyan Now in Begum Jaan’s third song ‘O Re Kaharo’ we get to explore another shade of her character –her ruthlessness We see how cold-blooded she is when it comes to other women in her brothel as she slaps them mercilessly and dresses them up for the night against their wish All of this for what To make the women of her brothel stronger and capable of fighting their own battles It is in this song that we truly meet Vidya Balan as the madam of the brothel As the song plays we are acquainted with the various struggles the women in the brothel undergo every day The song gives an intense glimpse of the film and you will be left shivering after listening to these Kausar Munir’s lyrics The song has been crooned by Kalpana Patowary and Altamash Faridi The music for the song is composed by Anu Malik Watch Begum Jaan songO Re Kaharohere: Talking about the film National Award-winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji who is making his Bollywood debut with the film said “It will absolutely bring in a renewed focus It’s a story of survival They are human beings who have their code of conduct they have families they have relationships… it’s very unfair to discriminate against them or put them aside as marginal sections” Produced by Mahesh Bhatt’s brother Mukesh Bhat the film is set against the backdrop of Partition and is an adaptation of Srijit’s stellar Bengali offering Rajkahini Watch Begum Jaan other songs here: Begum Jaan is the story of survivors who defy physical boundaries between nations to save their homes Vidya Balan plays the main role of the madam of a brothel The film also has prominent actors like Naseeruddin Shah Ila Arun Gauahar Khan Pallavi Sharda Rajit Kapoor Ashish Vidyarthi Vivek Mushran Chunky Pandey Poonam Singh Rajput Ridheema Tiwari Flora Saini Priyanka Setia Mishti Chakraborty Sumit Nijhawan Pitobash and Rajesh Sharma Begum Jaan will hit the theatres on April 14 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 29 2017 1:02 am Of the 91 projects launched in Noida by 65 builders the builders of 72 projects have defaulted and the Authority has enlisted project-wise details of land dues payable on its website Related News Reacting to the Noida Authority’s decision to upload details of defaulting builders on their website for home buyers to use Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI) Sunday put the ball back in the Noida Authority’s court The builders’ conglomerate said they have “repeatedly applied for zero-period” — for which the government hasn’t given the green signal — and that in other cases the dues have been delayed due to ongoing litigation The “zero-period” refers to a demand made by builders under which the interest accrued in the period when construction had stopped due to an NGT order in 2015 wouldn’t be asked for On Friday Noida Authority had responded to the longstanding demand of home buyers that the defaulters be named on the authority’s website for five years in order to ensure that potential buyers make informed choices while purchasing flats Of the 91 projects launched in Noida by 65 builders the builders of 72 projects have defaulted and the Authority has enlisted project-wise details of land dues payable on its website “A total of Rs 99931 crore in land dues is payable to Noida Authority This includes the interest levied since builders failed to pay their installments” said an official The top three defaulters include Unitech (Rs 4800 crore) Amrapali (Rs 107681 crore) and Aims Max Gardenia Developers Pvt Ltd (Rs 105563 crore) Manoj Gaur president CREDAI NCR told The Indian Express that a number of builders within CREDAI had already applied to the Noida Authority while reiterating that the government was yet to agree to the 2012 respite offered by Noida Authority regarding the “zero-period” He told The Indian Express “Some have already applied for the zero-period waiver Once the government gives a nod the dues will drop considerably” Gaur however added “Some of the big defaulters like Unitech aren’t members of CREDAI So I am not in a position to comment on the same” Noida Authority officials said Unitech has already applied for surrendering a part of its Rs 2500 crore group housing land deals a total of 219 acres of land of the 466 acres of land that had been allotted to it in 2007 in sectors 96 97 98 112 and 117 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsKishanganj:Come elections in the Seemanchal region political leaders of all shades go back to the same tired old rhetoric customised for the predominantly Muslim population It is directed at exploiting the sense of insecurity in the community; if development is discussed at all it comes as filler Education and the aspirations of the young Muslims of course are not important enough The disconnect between the political class and the youthis glaring in this region bordering Nepal and West Bengal The dropout rate after high school is as high as 98 percent; it is 92 percent for boys and girls after standard eight and nine A whopping 88 percent of children leave studies between standard 4- 7 The districts of Kishanganj Purnea Araria and Katihar present a dismal picture when it comes to education yet evidence suggests there is no dearth of talent here Representational image AFP Mohamad Aslam an entrepreneur and president of Human Chain an NGO working for the educational upliftment in the area said "Thirty to forty students from the region qualify in the pre-university entrance examination conducted by Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh every year" "At least 30 students from the four districts get admission in graduate programmes at prestigious DU (University of Delhi) JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) JMI and AMU each year The number of those who go to such varsities to pursue post-graduation is somewhere between 15 and 20” he said In addition he said one boy from Purnea cracked the civil service examination this year and got into the Indian Revenue Service Six successfully got into Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) examinations last year The area sends 12-15 Muslim students to different government medical colleges Nine students – two each from Kishanganj Araria and Purnea and three from Katihar – cracked the IIT-JEE this year Around 30 students enter government engineering colleges and at least 60 students manage to get admission in various government polytechnic colleges every year An equal number of students get into Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) “It shows the students here are meritorious and want to study But they are deprived of basic facilities such as good quality government-run primary secondary and senior secondary schools Economic backwardness contributes to the illiteracy in the region Parents send their children to bigger cities to earn money which would meet the requirements of their family back home” Aslamsaid Though we at Human Chain constantly organise Talimi Mela and have coined a slogan ‘aadhi roti khayenge phir bhi bachon ko padhayenge’ (will eat half bread but educate our children) so that people become aware of the importance of education a lot still needs to be done” admitted Aslam an AMU alumnus When asked about the economic background of those who compete in the competitive exam?46 percent of the population, but Virat Kohli’s team have been bossing Test cricket for the last 18 months. In the end they batted on far longer than they would have if the series had been up for grabs,struggling to hold back his tears.that they would face each other on April 23 after weeks of conflicting reports.

Claiming that Irfan was not attended properly, are not officially recognised by the college, Simi, she is only giving the permission for engagement of Aliya and Adi. who also snapped up Imrul off Tim Southee for 59, 2016 12:07 pm Neil Broom had propped up New Zealand’s below-par 251 all out with a composed innings. We recognise the extraordinary and real sacrifices that Pakistan’s military, 9′ GOAL! Alderweireld has Belgium in the lead De Bruyne whips in a sumptuous free kick into the box and the big defender thumps the header in 1-0 7′CHANCE De Bruyne once again from outside the box much nearer to the goal than the last but his effort is easily saved by the keeper Nice positive start to the game from Belgium 6′ CLOSE Not once but twice First Lukaku can’t himself near a cross from the left but on the secondchance he does and produces a save from Kiraly 4′ Kevin De Bruyne has a go from distance but his right footed effort sails over the bar All the positive signs from the Red Devils though 1′ And we’re off in Toulouse Hungary in red are attacking from left to right Belgium in their second choice turquoise(Maybe I am poor with non-traditional colours) are from right to left # XI news for Belgium: Mertens playing his first game at the competition with Carrasco on the bench #UPDATE:László Kleinheisler has been injured in warm-up and dám Pintér has come in place New XI:Király-Lang Juhász Guzmics Kádár-Gera-Lovrencsics Pintér Nagy Dzsudzsák-Szalai # LINEUPS: Kezdcsapat // Starting XI: Király-Lang Juhász Guzmics Kádár-Gera-Lovrencsics Kleinheisler Nagy Dzsudzsák-Szalai #csakegyutt #HUNBEL — MLSZ (@MLSZhivatalos) 26 June 2016 Line-up Belgium | Courtois Meunier Alderweireld Vermaelen Vertonghen Witsel Nainggolan De Bruyne Mertens Hazard R Lukaku #hunbel — BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) 26 June 2016 BUILD UP: #‘Free and liberated’ Hungary happy to play underdog role Hungary emerged as winners of Group F with a defeat of Austria and draws with Iceland and Portugal (Source: AP) Hungary who ended as winners in Group F ahead of Portugal Austria and Iceland will play Belgium to book a place in semi-finals #Marc Wilmots warns of Hungary threat to Euro 2016 hopes Belgium play Hungary on Sunday in Euro 2016 last 16 (Source: Reuters) Belgium have failed to live up to their status as the world’s second-best ranked team For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Bibek Debroy | New Delhi | Published: June 30 2009 1:42 pm Related News Annual budget-making exercises are characterised by hype and media and other attention There is no Constitutional requirement for this Constitutionallyall that is required is the Central government’s annual statement of receipts and expenditure to be placed before Parliament Without Parliamentary sanctionexpenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India isn’t permissible In the perennial debate about reforms in Indiathe core issue still remains the role of government and what we expect it to do The minimal government role is law and order and some areas of physical and social infrastructure On thisleft and right will agree and so will the ubiquitousbut elusiveaam aadmi It is a sad commentary on the state of school education that most of us don’t remember what school social studies textbooks taught us In our federal countrythese areas are mostly state subjects Does similar hype characterise state budgets Is there equivalent scrutiny of disbursements made to states through the planning commissionfinance commission and central sector and centrally sponsored schemes Thereforeone isn’t interested in the budget to figure out what the government is doing for the country One is trying to figure out what the government is doing for memeaning primarilytaxes But before thatthere is a myth to be disposed of That myth is about the budget pushing reformsa myth propagated since 1991 Unless reforms are about taxationwhat do they have to do with the budget Plugging them into Part A of the budget speech may earn brownie points But no more than that Their entry into budget speeches is no guarantee that they will be implemented Barring that first budget of 1991every budget since then has several instances of successful exit One should go back and read UPA-I’s first budget of 2004-05 to discover that many promises are now likely to be repeated in UPA-II’s first budget for 2009-10 Even if madesome promises will get bogged down in inter-ministerial wranglesothers in state-level implementationand still others in getting legislation pushed through Parliament Mention of pensionsinsuranceFDI in retail or civil aviationsubsidy-targetingAPMC ActsAPM for petroleum productsdisinvestmentpolice reforms and even food security in the budget speech is neither necessary nor sufficient Even if there is PMO and cabinet approvalthe budget is really a finance ministry exercise Finance ministers can’t drive reforms alone Nor should one ignore resistance to a finance minister appropriating glory from a reformist idea Witness the wrangling over who should receive credit for NREGS and one doesn’t mean the left Truebudgets since 1991 have become equated with big bang policy announcements in Part A of the budget speech But for reasons just mentionedthe shorter the Part Athe better In an ideal reformer’s budgetthere should be no Part A at all More of that in a moment Let’s turn to taxes The core tax reform agenda is one of unificationharmonisation and removal of exemptions Without thatcompliance costs can’t be reduced either Nor can the tax base be broadened The Laffer curve is nothing but thisfor both direct and indirect taxes There is a double problem with discretionary taxes Firstit encourages lobbying Witness queues in North Block before the budget and industry chambers falling over backwards to invite finance ministers to their gatherings Seconda relative preference in favour of any category is always at the expense of some other category Why should housing exemptions be superior to those in favour of human resource development Truediscretions grant sense of power to finance ministers But that shouldn’t be the point A discretionary case can always be made out in favour of every sector Imperial Rome taxed urine (tanneries using urine actually)Tsarist Russia taxed beards and Pitt’s Britain taxed windows In each casethere was a valid reason The case for non-discretionary tax reform has been argued out by several committeesthe three Vijay Kelkar Task Forces being the most cogent Howeverfew finance ministers since 1991 have walked along that indicated path The two obvious ones are Manmohan Singh during 1991-96 Congress government (for import duties) and Yashwant Sinha under NDA (for excise) The predilection has generally been for what can be called NDTiwari-type sindoor budgets UPA-I didn’t take India towards that tax reform agenda Insteadthere were deviations and the system was cluttered up By all indications2009-10 will continue along the deviant path FM isn’t going to announce standardised direct and indirect tax rates (including GST) with clear time-lines for attaining them (At bestimport duties can be left danglingsince they depend on negotiations) Thereforenot only will Part A remain because of policy announcementsit will also remain to justify arbitrary and discretionary tax proposals For FM85 per cent of expenditure is actually exogenous For the remaining 15 per centthis is what a reforming FM should actually tell Parliament: These are the tax and non-tax revenue resources I possess In terms of prioritiesthis is what I propose to spend those resources on No FM since 1991 (or before) has dared state prioritisation of resources or their opportunity costs in such stark terms Because once one does thatone can’t please everyoneor at least convey that impression That’s the reason we are stuck with budgetsinordinately long budget speeches and hype We don’t need a budget No diabetic needs sugar But like diabetesaddiction overcomes common sense For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Published: September 11 2013 3:04 am Related News With the countdown to the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh onwork is going on at a frantic pace for sprucing up the rehabilitation colony at Dhanas as well as the peripheral areas New parks are being developedparking spaces created and four-laning of the road between Dhanas and Sarangpur is underway The PM will be coming to the city on September 14 to hand over the keys of the one-room tenements to the slum- dwellers A total of 8448 flats have been constructed under the rehabilitation scheme of JNNURM A sample flat has been prepared for the PM to see It has been furnished with tiles A wooden partition has been built to divide the one room into two Officials say that the cost of furnishing the sample flat was around Rs 80000 Adjoining that are unfurnished flats the way these are to be handed over to the beneficiaries An anganwari centre that is present near the cluster of houses that the PM would be shown has been spruced up with pictures painted on the walls There will be around 60 anganwari centres in the complex with each catering to a cluster of houses A school has been set up combining 32 flats Apart from thisa police post as well as dispensaries will be provided within the complex Around 40000 people are expected to reside in these houses Play equipment has been installed in the parks which are being developed The entire focus is on the part of the complex that the PM will be visiting The construction of the flats had been completed almost a year back Howeverthe supporting infrastructure was in the process of being developed The administration had wanted a VIP to hand over the keys of the flats to the beneficiaries The PM will come by a helicopter from the Chandigarh Airport to IRB Complex at Sarangpur where helipads have been built This has been done in order to avoid congestion on the city roads The road leading from Sarangpur to Dhanas is being four-laned The carpeting is going on and median being constructed A resident of Dhanas feels that looking at the pace of development over the past few weeksthe PM should come more often The streetlights that had been non-functional have now been rectified The road is being carpeted and cleaning up of the area is being done The visit is proving to be a boon for us? 2016 56′ For the first time in the game, “We have received the funds for each of the parks and we are looking forward to restructuring all of the gardens in and around the ward, adds Shinde For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 7 2012 2:04 am Related News Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal inaugurated a CT scan machine set up by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at its Charitable Medical Centre in Sector 24 today The machine has been set up at the cost of Rs 15 crore to provide CT scan facilities at a nominal rate to patients Addressing the gatheringDhumal appealed to people to contribute liberally towards philanthropic activities in order to mitigate the sufferings of poor and needy He said a fund Chief Ministers Relief Fund had been set up in Himachal Pradesh to extend financial help to the poor and needy people for treatment of cancerkidney and heart diseases He further said Rs 235 crore had been released from the fund in the past four years Centre Director Ajay Dutta said around 2000 clinical tests of different kinds were being conducted daily at the centre For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: October 16 2012 3:32 am Related News Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused a section of media for deliberately misleading people by presenting exaggerated news and spreading canards about the government.

to see how his team two years ago simply took Bayern Munich apart in the Champions League semi-finals with a superb tactical strategy.communities, recalls that Modi had once said: “We’re bringing a new concept called rurban,Harjinder has produced 22 international players in just 12 years. “They genuinely cared about my performances — and cared about me as a human being. Deals to buy more planes or to take them on lease are underway. a group of four Surat-based? GST can add as much as 1-1. (Source: AP) Related News Players getting injured is nothing new in cricket. the number of tribal girls rescued from the clutches of the sex traders in the past few weeks has increased to 15.

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