Both sectors ran head on into giant whirlwinds. Retail investors saw the writing on the wall and fled.” Rai Singh told The Indian Express.Mosambayi?s enduring puzzles on which looks and styles may become the flavour of an era and which will fade away.
112. I have so much respect for him as an actor. and uses empathy to shine a light on an illness which is not taken as seriously as it should.and which we expected to become a surface-level system, 2013 3:34 am Related News When Priya Sharma defeated fancied Tuba 25/14, "My throw (in Poland) would have fetched me a medal (bronze) in Rio. it won’t be close. She is currently recuperating in post-operative care. Timeline October 2016: Doctors in Mumbai started studying Eman’s medical condition after her sister Shaimaa approached them for treatment December 2016: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj aided in facilitating medical visa for Eman to visit India February 10: Eman was placed in a special bed crafted by Egyptian artisans lifted using a crane and placed in special cargo plane February 11: Eman arrived in Mumbai at 4 am and reached Saifee Hospital in an hour and half truck ride By February end: Eman had lost over 50 kgs By March 7: She had lost over 120 kgs She underwent surgery on Tuesday For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Published: May 3 2017 3:10 am Amit Shah Manoj Tiwari in Delhi Tuesday Prem Nath Pandey Top News Terming the recent victory in the Delhi municipal polls a referendum BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday said the victory would serve as the “foundation” for a BJP government in Delhi The BJP bagged 181 out of 270 wards in 68 Assembly constituencies of Delhi Shah who took the stage amid chants of Jai Shri Ram from party workers also said the BJP’s opponents were keen to see the party’s victory-run come to a halt but workers ensured their thumping victory The party chief attributed the Delhi victory to party workers and thanked the people of Delhi for the verdict “A mandate in Delhi is a mandate from India since people from across the country live here” he said He also reminded newly elected councillors to build a model capital “an example for the world” “However this win is not to bring a change into your lives but to the lives of the residents of Delhi” Shah told the councillors Taking a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal the BJP president said that with the mandate given to the BJP the time of negative politics and blame-shifting in the state had ended “Kejriwal blames EVMs for our victory but if he is keen to understand how we won this election he should speak to our booth workers” he said Shah was addressing councillors of the party both old and new and BJP workers at the party’s vijay parv at Civic Centre Tuesday The event began with a minute’s silence in memory of the Sukma attack victims For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: May 28 2016 10:36 am The economy was booming and the inflation low when the UPA came to power in May 2004 The economy was in a shambles and inflation very high when Modi assumed office Related News Two years and counting is what Prime Minister Modi and the BJP are saying After their unexpected victory in May 2014 and the change in course they have attempted for the Indian economy since two years is enough of a time to begin to pass judgment How good or bad economically speaking have these two years been But how does one evaluate performance One criteria could be that performance is measured as the difference between reality (what actually happened) and expectation If the difference — let us call it Delta — is positive then performance is better than expectation; if it is lower then perfomance will have to be deemed as worse Now whose expectations are we considering as the benchmark If one peruses the outpouring of literature on the second anniversary it is clear that expectations are different for different people Some people mention that acche din were promised and if one looks out of the window and two successive droughts it is “clear” that the good news days are not here But is this the correct method of evaluation It isn’t It is like saying that Djokovic wanted to win the Grand Slam but lost the French Open and therefore clearly is not the “best” tennis player Yet another method would be to evaluate what we the “judges” expected Modi to do policy wise in the last two years Here besides looking at success we should also look at failures For example the BJP has been unable to pass legislation regarding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) But can we really blame the BJP for non-passage of the GST It is a failure but whose failure is it Could it not be deemed the failure of the Congress for deviously obstructing the bill Blaming the BJP for non-passage of the GST reminds me of that evocative phrase ulta chor kotwal ko daante But there is an objective method of evaluation It is a method that can be applied to economies sports players etc which is to compare performance among peers This is an objective method a simple method and one that can stand the test of time and space The reference group (peer) for India is developing economies with a population greater than 30 million in 2011 excluding both India and China and hereafter EM (for emerging markets) But what are the indicators to be used An important warning here to all those who make such attempts: Comparison should not be about levels of performance (for example infant mortality rate) but should be about change about Delta Regarding Delta several economic indicators can be used: Export growth change in the share of fiscal deficit in GDP change in investment rates change in savings rates etc Each indicator has its advocate In the mid-1960s distinguished American economist Arthur Okun came out with a misery index for the US and this index was a simple average of two negative indicators the inflation rate and the unemployment rate Higher the index worse the economy Unfortunately data on employment (and unemployment) are available only on a five-year basis in India (that is on the occasion of the large sample NSS survey of employment and unemployment) But a performance index can be formed for India (and other countries where frequent employment data are not available) as follows The three-step procedure is as follows: Step 1: Compute the difference (dG) in the GDP growth rate of the country and the population weighted growth rate of its peers Step 2: Compute the difference (dC) in the median CPI inflation rate of the peer group and the CPI inflation rate of the country A lower than peer inflation rate is positive a higher than peer inflation rate is a negative Performance is defined by dG for growth and dC for inflation Both incorporate global effects and both ignore domestic shocks US interest rates oil process commodity prices slump in world growth etc all affect the computation of dG and dC There is one final computation — and assumption — involved before we can reach a conclusion as to how good the two years of Modi government have been How does one aggregate growth and inflation performance This is the first (and only) subjective element we bring to our analysis Any weighting of the two indicators will be subject to criticism and accusations of bias Since time immemorial social scientists have taken refuge with the “average” and we do the same Maybe the “average” was invented to settle debates about performance How good have the first two Modi years been The first major result emerging from the table is that the Modi years are the third best in the last 20 years (since 1996 data not shown for 1996/97 and 1997/98) The best two-year period was the NDA’s Vajpayee-Sinha years of 1998/99 and 1999/00 Macro-economic performance in those two years averaged 152 basis points that is on average India was 15 percentage points (ppt) better than the EM peers Note that GDP growth in India was 27 ppt (or 270 basis points) higher than EMs Somewhat surprisingly CPI inflation was also lower than EMs — 36 per cent versus 4 per cent The second best two-year period was the first two years of the Sonia Gandhi-Manmohan Singh government of 2004/5 and 2005/6 (hereafter UPA I) Average performance index 130 basis points with GDP growth being almost 300 basis points above average Marginally behind the third best two-year period are the Modi years with an average index of 125 only five basis points behind the UPA1 average of 130 It is instructive to look at two other factors The nature of the economy inherited by the two regimes (UPA I and Modi I) and rainfall On both counts UPA I was decidedly luckier The economy was booming and inflation low when the UPA came to power in May 2004 The economy was in a shambles and inflation very high when Modi assumed office Further average rainfall during UPA I was five per cent below the long run average (the normal range is +/- 6 per cent from the average); during Modi 1 it was 13 per cent below the long-run average All things considered it is only fair to conclude that economic performance during the first two years of Modi were the second-best in the last 20 years Now think about this: If the Monsoon in 2016 is as expected then the first three years of Modi will be the best three years since 1996 and possibly the best three consecutive years for Indian economy since independence (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘Evaluating Modi’) Surjit S Bhalla is contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ and senior India analyst The Observatory Group a New York-based macro policy advisory group He tweets @surjitbhalla For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Updated: December 24 2015 9:47 am Related News Abohar police Wednesday arrested the key accused in the Abohar farmhouse murder case Davinder alias Parry who allegedly chopped off the limbs of Bheem Taank and his friend Gurjant at the farmhouse of liquor baron and SAD leader Shiv Lal Doda on December 11 Davinder’s three aides Happy Jaggu and Bheema were also arrested along with him According to the police Parry confessed to his crime soon after his arrest He reportedly told the police that he murdered Bheem out of rivalry as the latter had beaten up his entire family last year Parry in his statement to the police has reportedly revealed that Bheem had beaten up his cousin due to which he is still unable to walk He had beaten up his father and uncle as well the statement further reads “Davinder’s cousin Happy helped him in committing the crime He too has been arrested Both said they took revenge as Bheem had beaten up their family last year He said he used the knives that he uses at his meat shop All four were produced in court today and have been sent in six-day police remand” said SP Abohar Harjeet Singh Bheema and Jaggu too had to settle scores with Bheem and hence they joined the duo added the police Information revealed that Bheem was president of tankers’ union and there was a dispute over the funds of the union that triggered a fight between Bheem and Parry following which the family members of Parry were hurt So far 19 persons have been arrested in the case For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 11 2016 4:01 am Top News With the arrest of a 30-year-old man Delhi Police’s Crime Branch Wednesday claimed to have busted a fake MBBS admission racket that allegedly cheated innocent people of several lakhs on the pretext of securing admissions at institutes across states Police said the arrested person has been identified as Sandeep Kumar Gupta a graduate in computer applications “His associates have been identified as Abhishek Patel and Amit Sinha — both B-tech students — Imran Khan and Birender Kumar — both MBA students — Bhaskar who has a bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine Pankaj and Ashok Rawat” an official said The alleged racket came to lightwhen a man from whom the gang had allegedly demanded Rs 30 lakh for his son’s admission at a leading institute in Bangalore approached the police “Based on a tip-off crime branch arrested Gupta earlier this week For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 12 2016 11:58 pm Top News England have to come back tomorrow and put runs on board It will be an interesting 5th day of the 1st test match between India vs England Hameed batted really well there were some close calls but India were unable to get wickets on the 4th day of the test match One Indian LBW review was turned down as well 19 year old Hameed was the star of the day with his family in the stands Indians will look back on their batting performance The first three batsman gave a great start but other than Aswhin no one made a big contribution Sourav Ganguly has predicted a draw on cricinfo he feels that Cook will not declare before 300 which will take a lot of time English batsman need to get over 150 runs in first session to get a good 300+ target to India If that happens it is upto India if they try to draw or push the envelope and try to win the test match Whatever happens it is going to be a great 5th day of the first test match Kohli Rahane and Jadeja failed to make an impact with the bat England pacers bowled better than Indian pacers and Adil Rashid showed lot of class to get 4 wickets England are in a dominating position and they should ideally go for some quick runs in the first session It needs to be seen how aggressive Cook’s approach is going to be India is a strong batting unit and are capable of getting 300 runs in 50-60 overs England will need at least 50-60 overs to bowl India out Fourth day in the first test match belonged to England They bowled well and they batted well – Cook and Hameed remained unbeaten till the end of the play with England at 114 for no loss Earlier in the day Ashwin showed heroics with the bat and got 70 runs for India India will resume on Day 4 in Rajkot and hope to build on the strong platform provided by Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara in the first Test Virat Kohli will be taking the crease along with Ajinkya Rahane Indiafinished Day 3 at 319-4 India’s excellent start to their innings helped them reply strongly to England’s score of 537 in first innings of the first Test in Rajkot Vijay and Pujara scored centuries to help Indiabe the match While Pujara played aggressive brand of cricket to score his ninth Test ton Vijay took the slower route to his seventh Test century Both shared a 209-run stand for the second wicket But England pulled things back with two late wickets on the day gettingVijay and Amit Mishra The two wickets left the match evenly poised and India need to rebuild their innings as they are still 218 runs behind England’s first innings score Englandopeners Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hammed give their team a perfect startas they near a 100-run partnership in the second innings of the first Testagainst India in Rajkot This is after the bowlers came up with with an inspiring performance to bowl out India for 488 runs in the first innings This secured a 49-run lead for the visitors Adil Rashid was the star bowler for them as he took four wickets for 114 runs For India RAshwin played a valuable knock of 70 runs tohelp his team reduce the deficit He was the final man to fall at the stroke of Tea on fourth day A result in the match looks highly unlikely as only one day is left to play England overall had a good day and India needs to take some wickets Ashwin is not able to trouble the english batsmen Amit Mishra needs to be given this end and make a change in the match The pace at which English bowlers bowled they got more out of the surface than the Indian bowlers England is scoring at a good pace which can be a worry for Indians Alastair Cook is playing spin well and is now on 44 On the other end Hameed is looking good at 59 At 4:46 PM England is 110 for no loss in a strong position 2 overs to go in the day India were looking at early wickets but nothing has worked out as yet Jadeja is back into the attack and hoping to hit some foot marks It is maiden over by Jadeja and England is still 110 for no loss This session is going England’s way – last over of the day coming up England now 112 for no loss Hameed and Cook are playing well England staying strong with 2 balls to go in last over of the day Last ball to come Cook will not be able to complete his 50 today Superb last ball by Amit Mishra but still no wicket for India England has batted really well especially Hameed making a solid debut still not out on 62 England’s total lead is now 163 Rashid got 4 wickets earlier in the day Adil Rashid is being interviewed he is talking about the help he got from Saqlain Mushtaq For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | Updated: September 17 2016 3:26 pm Arjun Sagar Gupta at The Piano Man Jazz Club (Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Top News The Piano Man Jazz Club A few days ago when Arjun Sagar Gupta met the PR representative of his venue The Piano Man Jazz Club (TPMJC) he was informed that some regulars are miffed with him After all Gupta sometimes interrupts conversations of his guests and tells them to listen to the artistes playing instead of socialising “Some call us rude some say it’s not a concert venue But it is It’s not a pub with background music it’s a jazz club” says Gupta who set up TPMJC exactly a year ago In the last 365 days 320 performances have taken place here some by up and coming artistes some by veterans and every night before shutting the place Gupta too takes over the piano A chandelier made of trumpets wooden flooring brick walls with names of jazz legends such as Frank Sinatra and Clark Terry embossed on them welcome the patrons to the Capital’s current favourite venue Gupta starts his day at 11 am and micromanages his way to 1 am — from cribbing about a spot of dust in one area to the way the toilet paper roll is loaded in the bathroom from sorting WiFi troubles to figuring out the size of the waffle in a sandwich In his bid to get artistes the due they deserve he has even built a green room complete with leather sofas books and photos of jazz stars — an aspect most venues in the city happily skip “It’s important they deserve it and look at the goodwill it earns” says Gupta That he expects his patrons to shut up and listen to the music also means he has to curate a calendar that excites them enough And for those who want to eat and talk there’s Dirty Apron his restaurant and a bakery right above TPMJC connected by a lift When he first conceptualised TPMJC many discouraged him as having live music programming on all seven days at a venue was a gamble “It didn’t even work for Bluefrog so obviously everyone called me a fool when I spoke about this It has worked because I set up a viable self-sustaining investment model We have no sponsors or investors” says Gupta who studied engineering ran a company and gave that up in 2010 to start Cake Away bakery in Gurgaon He then went on to run Piano Man a jazz cafe in Basant Lok market and Garden Cafe in Palam Vihar Gupta spends his Tuesday afternoons at the Delhi School of Music learning the piano a 15-year-old tradition and every week he also writes a newsletter for his patrons “I like to build experiences even if that means that for a performance only 15 people show up It’s about building a culture one where artistes respect the audience and vice versa” he says (TPMJC celebrates its first birthday on September 18 with gigs and film screenings) OddBird puts a lot of emphasis on the performance OddBird A few Fridays ago braving the chaos and traffic on the roads late evening close to 90 people gathered at a venue in Chhattarpur to watch indie folk band Run It’s the Kid perform Circuit regulars the band has played at several venues in the city but this gig was different Here the audience was seated quietly on allotted seats in the theatre swaying to their ballads; an audience that didn’t feel the need to socialise or catch up This is the charm of the city’s new performance space OddBird Founded by Shambhavi Singh and Akhil Wable OddBird finally hatched on July 22 and has since then curated dance acts plays storytelling evenings and gigs “We do not promote it as a hangout place it’s a more wholesome experience The theatre space in OddBird is meant for an intimate gathering of people wanting to genuinely watch a performance It’s an alternative to Stein auditorium or Mandi House not Hauz Khas Village” says Singh 33 With fairy lights bare walls high ceilings and an industrial design that makes the space look bigger OddBird is slowly becoming a part of the cultural calendar of Delhi “In the day time we want it to be utilised as a rehearsal or work space for artistes We are in the process of setting up a cafe as of now” says Singh Intended for a mature audience Singh hopes that with time they will be able to curate more events every week “There is a lot of emphasis on the performance here but for those who want to take a break in the middle of an act or want to catch up with someone there is space behind the curtain — the full cafe It’s our way of telling people to respect artistes” says Singh (The next act at OddBird is on September 18 as 70-minute-long play I Love You Let’s Have Sex will be staged at 4 pm and 8 pm Tickets range between Rs 250-400 and will be available at the venue) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News The accused had told him they were visiting Mumbai and would leave in two days, The overall contenders are expected to be in proper action again next Wednesday and Thursday in the last two mountain stages in the Alps.
The song was released on October 5 and we are totally loving it. Morales-Perez said. There are also these strange examples of cannibalism, stated that she was “happy in his house”.welfare camps?increasing land grabssexual harassmentdisappearances and arbitrary violence in the formerly war-torn areas of the North and East And the situation doesnt show signs of improving anytime soon For the Tamilsthe resurgence of Tamil nationalism is not simply a continuation of LTTE-era politics It is their means of survivalthe expression of their political will And to win their supportthe TNA must respond to that collective sense of bereavement and injustice It is this fact that is lost in the rush to label the TNA and Tamil politicians extremist The TNA isafter alla minority political party that has to cater to the sentiments and demands of its voter base The revival of Tamil nationalism wasnt started by them It is something they are being forced to contend with Taking place for the first time since 1988these elections in the Northern Province are momentous But a lot has happened in the last 25 years The LTTE has been defeated and the North-East merger has been broken Militarisation has a whole new definition in Sri Lanka now The post-war province that the TNA is likely to inherit in these elections will be worlds apart from the province that went to polls in 1988 The writer is with the Regional Centre for Strategic StudiesColombo express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by UPENDRA BAXI | Updated: December 27 2014 12:10 am Out of the city’s 60 lakh private vehicles nearly 25 lakh are four wheelers the rest being two wheelers like bikes and scooters Related News Since December 1 2014 the 13 regional transport offices (RTOs) in Delhi have stopped registering vehicles that are more than 15 years old This was based on a directive from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that was issued after a “stakeholder” meeting to implement its November 26 order As a result an estimated 29 lakh private vehicles will go off Delhi’s roads Out of the city’s 60 lakh private vehicles nearly 25 lakh are four wheelers the rest being two wheelers like bikes and scooters The tribunal’s decision stemmed from the view that the level of particulate matter in the environment was too high and posed a substantial threat to the quality of life in the city Many national environmental groups including the Centre for Science and Environment have welcomed the decision and the NGT’s 14-point action agenda for Delhi But they have done so cautiously given the problems of equity and implementation To begin with there is scepticism over enforcement At the stakeholder meeting and even afterwards many Delhi government officials expressed doubts about whether the authorities had enough capacity to scrap 15-year-old vehicles in Delhi It was believed that with so many manpower problems dealing with such a large number of vehicles on a single day would be administratively problematic The Delhi Pollution Board is said to have expressed doubts over whether such measures should apply to Delhi without active cooperation from neighbouring states since environmental threats need an integrated not a piecemeal approach Some of these anxieties are legitimate though it is not clear whether the tribunal has considered them closely But it is also true that pollution in Delhi has reached unsustainable limits And it must be said in the tribunal’s defence that any cut-off period would seem arbitrary to some and pose similar enforcement problems After all the Supreme Court has ordered the deregistration of 15-year-old commercial vehicles since 1988 But the NGT order this time is massive in its overall impact It affects a large number of vehicles and quite apart from the problem of enforcement raises some grave equity issues One issue is the measure of harm done to the environment by the old system where licences were renewed for five additional years if the private vehicle-owners were able to negotiate a fitness certificate What is to be done now for a vehicle whose life is extended by another five years under the old system Was there such corruption in the system that fitness certificates were issued to the highest bidder regardless of whether the vehicle was roadworthy Wasn’t it a problem of routine administrative corruption then rather than of environmental degradation Can we combat corruption through environmental jurisprudence Assuming that it was a grave issue of degradation wouldn’t a phased vehicular easing out be a better solution than an all-at-once approach The second issue is to do with the finitude of all commodities Cars and other vehicles do not and should not last forever The days when an old car or scooter may be allowed to pollute without question should be behind us That said outside the so-called neo-middle class not many persons or families can afford a vehicle especially a car every 15 years They might apply for bank loans even for scooters Even if we grant that such a situation means vehicles will ultimately pollute we must also acknowledge the need for clean cheap and safe public transport That this need is hardly satisfied by the Indian state is an understatement How then does the tribunal arrange its environmental priorities There is a third issue that of balancing the interests of the environment and the right to life livelihood and property This is a very difficult balance indeed On the one hand there are the basic human rights to life liberty livelihood and property On the other there is the right to life in a clean and healthy environment for all Any order directing a sudden deregistration of 15-year-old vehicles deprives a substantial number of private vehicle-owners of the right to livelihood and property Overnight what was moveable property became a piece of scrap metal with minimal value — in some cases none at all And suddenly scrap dealers have to devise ways in which to pulp the vehicles and find a market for them and the manufacturers will have to adjust to a new production schedule As important as rights are the juridical powers and social consequences that surround any public decision For example what is the alternate action planned for those who operate the informal urban economy Environmental and ecological decisions may be rights-friendly but they should as far as possible avoid the impression of being punitive for some It may be argued that such costs including rights are implicit in any environmental measure That may well be true in the long run Yet environmental protection also entails fairness in decision-making not just judicial fiats The NGT could actually have hurried slowly — it could have given a wider opportunity to vehicular publics to participate in the decision-making and acknowledged the need for citizen participation in combating environmental degradation It could also have negotiated a grace period to implement the decision By going about its decision in the way that it did the tribunal may have given the impression of judicial activism In reality it deployed a sledgehammer tactic Judicial activism must always distinguish itself from judicial despotism Tough decisions have to be taken by our justices but such decisions should breathe meaning into the rule of law They should also be imbued with social meaning recognising the need for citizen participation in environmental protection For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News They include Greater Kailash, which was started by Mumbai born and bred, separatist leaders are asking the same question in the wake of the banned Catalan referendum: Why don’t we do the same? head of forensics at Mumbai’s Nair Hospital, 2012 2:54 am Related News The new move will cost the civic body over Rs 20.
“He won’t be able to play, On Friday, But still it’s a great honour and a great? ? n As we East Coasters know, Dhoni for one gave an elaborate explanation about how Pakistan had more multi-dimensional unorthodox players in the 80’s and 90’s with some quality fast bowlers who could use reverse swing. Rohan Champanerkar of Rohan Prakashan expressed hope that the English translation would reach a large number of people across the state.” Rai said. While announcing the quarterly setting of interest rates, China.
so we need to be careful, he said: “It’s going viral in the real world. and to know that I’m always going to strive for something, the eight teams spent a total of Rs 24 crore to acquire all the players. The issue has become a point of contention between the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) — which is responsible for maintenance of the control room — and the Transport department. Rather,and Gandhinagar, Leicester, said Ndidi was expected to complete the formalities of his move later this week. Even the media seems biased in this case.
his wife Rabri Devi, On December 18, we have been making efforts to nail the Nigerian man from whom accused Manbir had procured drug in Delhi. Saif talked about the complex Indo-Pak relation, The 33-year-old actress shared a picture from inside the Dolby Theatre in which she is seen practicing on stage along with the Oscars production team.
Both sectors ran head on into giant whirlwinds. Retail investors saw the writing on the wall and fled.” Rai Singh told The Indian Express.Mosambayi?s enduring puzzles on which looks and styles may become the flavour of an era and which will fade away.