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One of the big projects was the revamp of 30-acre Chira Bazaar,264.000 boards in one day. For the 1, who was at the forefront of the anti? Top News The International Cricket Council withdrew its contentious proposal of having a ‘Two-Tier’?Written by Suhas Palshikar | Published: October 7 However,43 lakh as reimbursement for match Fees and subsidies for hosting Ranji Trophy matches.Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been paid the remaining Rs 1.

They suspended our MP Bhagwant Mann.000 per square feet, Arif Zakaria Poorna movie director:?Rahul Bose Poorna movie rating:35 stars The only thing higher than the mountains is the skies — ‘pahaad se bhi ooncha sirf gagan’ — is an old saying And scaling Mt Everest is the acme of achievement and excellence Poorna which tells the story of Poorna Malavath the youngest girl to summit the highest most iconic peak in the world is every bit as inspirational and goose-bump inducing as it should be A couple of things can mar the re-telling of real-life stories especially if the subject comes from a disadvantaged background and manages an extraordinary feat And no one could be more so than Malavath: dirt-poor female Adivasi Young girls barely past puberty in her Telengana village (where part of the film is shot and derives its realism from) are ‘married off’ before they ‘become too tall’ as transactions between families The recreation on film can be patronising or it can bump up the protagonist falsely to create a sense of their importance Poorna stays away from these pitfalls: Bose whose second directorial venture this is gives us closeness without cloying sentimentality and saves the triumphal swelling music for the climax when Poorna makes her ascent There are some parts which are not as satisfying The interaction between senior bureaucrats played by the laidback Dhritimaan Chatterjee and the too-huffy Heeba Shah and Rahul Bose who plays Praveen Kumar the cop with a conscience who spots the talent in Poorna comes off stilted strewn with such expository lines as ‘slum-dog mountaineers’ and ‘tumhara dil toota hai iska matlab yeh nahin ki tum kamzor ho’ Also the transition from being trained to reaching the final base-camp which leads to the peak seems a tad too hurried But you do want to see this girl putting all the obstacles behind her make that climb and you share her delight when she reaches that goal We forget the adults muddling about in their offices when the film focuses with warmth and empathy on Poorna (Aditi Inamdar wonderful) and her cousin Priya (S Mariya equally good) who are sparkly bright-eyed and true Through them the film is able to pull back and show us how abject poverty and deep-seated patriarchy impact the ‘girl child’ and how the intervention of the right person in the right time and place can break through the state’s status-quoist indifference : welfare schemes to help the poor can stay on paper and most often do when there is no will to execute them That Poorna manages to change gear from her expected trajectory (forced marriage too-early motherhood and the extinguishing of her spirit) on to the path of selfhood happens because of the happy confluence of a coach (Tripathi) who loves his job and an official who truly wants to change lives Sometimes fairytales can come true Climb this peak For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Published: July 17 2015 1:36 am The four-party alliance that signed a deal on June 8 to bring in the constitution at any cost at the earliest may have missed the deadline but is determined to do all the formalities symbolically and deliver the statute soon Related News Nepal’s Constituent Assembly (CA) members are now fanning out to their constituencies amid tight security ostensibly to solicit public opinion on the draft constitution adopted by the House A sum of Rs 12 billion is being spent on chartering helicopters to remote areas to transport the drafts — a bizarre exercise unlikely to be seen elsewhere The CA has decided that people’s opinion should be gathered within 15 days and incorporated wherever “possibleor necessary” All of this is happening when people hit by the recent earthquakes are struggling to find safe settlements or are busy farming The four-party alliance that signed a deal on June 8 to bring in the constitution at any cost at the earliest may have missed the deadline but is determined to do all the formalities symbolically and deliver the statute soon Given the fact that public anger has peaked their security is a major challenge Also soliciting public opinion on the draft is mandatory but the four parties that control the CA will be comfortable if only their party followers are herded in Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) arrived in New Delhi this week for consultations on the issue India has also invited leaders of the faction-ridden Nepali Congress and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) This exercise was regular under the UPA regime but stopped after Narendra Modi came to power last year Delhi’s role from bringing the insurgent Maoists to the mainstream to abolishing the monarchy has been visible But where it is perceived to have failed just like Nepal’s political actors is that the transition has taken too long with Nepal headed for greater chaos and political instability as other external forces are emerging as key players almost on par with India India’s traditional and natural clout to its north has visibly diminished over the years It also faces a tough competitor in China on the crucial and contentious issues that Nepal confronts today Against the backdrop of the Delhi visit by senior leaders there is a groundswell of support for the restoration of Nepal’s status as a Hindu state It is snowballing into a movement with serious political implications The idea of secularism with the right to change one’s religion has further provoked the votaries of a Hindu Nepal They are now demanding a referendum to settle the matter The government may find it hard to turn this down Meanwhile Congress leader Karan Singh who had visited Nepal in April 2006 as a special emissary of then PM Manmohan Singh spoke about his mission for the first time In an interview to Kathmandu daily Nayapatrika Singh said he was able to convince then king Gyanendra to hand over power — something he did right away — but with the warning that the Maoists would be controlling politics soon Singh also revealed between the lines his impression that India would continue with the two-pillar Nepal policy of a constitutional monarchy and democratic parties But he also admitted that there may have been another government channel with a greater influence on Nepal’s politics This implied that the monarchy’s removal and Nepal’s transition to a republic were outcomes of this Singh’s revelations came on the eve of the leaders’ Delhi visit and against the backdrop of the pro-Hindu movement His revelations have also given a lot of credit to Gyanendra for having listened to Delhi Modi’s initiative may work if he encourages the Nepali side But he also needs to tell them that they need to realise they have failed both the Nepalese people and India which had wished for peace and prosperity in Nepal He needs to tell them that a segregationist approach monopolised by the four parties will not be enough to prepare a constitution acceptable to all Modi needs to remind Nepal’s leaders that respecting the judiciary’s independence is necessary for a democracy and that only a national reconciliation will create the right atmosphere yubarajghimire@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: May 31 2016 12:16 am The most striking thing to ask about Rajan is this Why is his credibility miles ahead of anyone else in government Top News It is not much of an exaggeration to say that the reappointment of Raghuram Rajan as RBI governor has become an important question for investors It would be easy to dismiss this preoccupation as stemming from a fixation on personalities But the extraordinary global fixation on the future of Rajan is also a deeply interesting window on the functioning of institutions in India I have no competence to go into the technical merits of Rajan’s policy stances on inflation and banking regulation This is a matter for economists to sort out But the institutional politics around Rajan reveals much about the nature of our government The most striking thing to ask about Rajan is this Why is his credibility miles ahead of anyone else in government To be fair despite a lack of formal autonomy many RBI governors have in the past asserted their independence from government But seldom has the premium placed on the RBI governor’s public credibility been greater This is so for several reasons First the dominant government culture is now so consumed by the need to spin that even its truths fall under the shadow of suspicion Admittedly a democratically elected government will have to trumpet achievements But the cumulative effect of the emphasis on spin is to erode long-term credibility in the government’s claims When Rajan said that the Indian economy was like a one-eyed person in the land of the blind (and promptly apologised to the blind) he grasped a fundamental truth about credibility: credibility is not generated by “talking things up” it is generated by the confidence that you have the ability to speak truth Share This Article Related Article RBI governors have constraints on what they can say and what is appropriate for them to signal But still they can provide some reassurance of a counterweight to government spin What the government needs to understand is that even in an age of spin acknowledging bad news might actually enhance your credibility The premium on the RBI governor is that he is the font of reassurance that someone might actually be willing to state the bad news This function of the governor has become even more important in light of recent experience Governments have not been short of talented independent economists But by their very structural position government economists or “econocrats” as Kaushik Basu once dubbed them are limited in what they can say in public In fact UPA 2 was a prime example of an astonishingly talented team of econocrats unwilling to tell us in public just how potentially deep the economic and banking crisis was That collective failure should have led to the conclusion that the government is actually well served by having a “doubting Thomas” or two around Second this tendency of government to swallow up independent economic thinking is likely to be enhanced Institutions like the Economic Survey and internal presentations can often acknowledge the bad news But levelling with the public is not generally the government’s forte Take what we have seen as the public role of the Niti Aayog so far It seems to think its role is to spin on behalf of government not to provide an independent voice of clarity In short we have a government system with fewer internal independent voices with the freedom to speak publicly Outsiders can provide critiques but there is nothing like a warning from within government to concentrate the mind Institutionally and structurally the RBI is the only counterweight left to perform this function The government must recognise that this critique inconvenient as it is enhances the credibility of the system as a whole And the economy is as much about credibility as anything This role of critique is even more acute given the peculiarities of our context The one refrain you constantly hear is that these days economic policy-making is a little like flying in the dark The issue is not that people are making up numbers But there is a sense that our data systems are simply not up to date in terms of the information a modern economy needs on everything from inflation to employment Second many of the conceptual relationships between different economic variables are probably more deeply contested and perhaps even more so in times of global economic uncertainty where the slightest tinkering with assumptions can have huge impacts on outcomes In such circumstances the reassurance that there is a major economic actor who is not structurally beholden to government is important This is not about the capacity of individuals or getting everything right It is about the assurance that you are institutionally capable of saying the right thing We are also at three other critical conjunctures With the creation of a monetary policy committee the institutional functioning of the RBI will change An institutional innovation like this will have to be shepherded carefully Second we are in the midst of a serious banking crisis Resolving these will require a combination of hardnosed pragmatism but also the imprimatur of integrity For both of these functions it will be important for the RBI governor not just to be independent but to be seen to be independent And finally since India is a globalised economy a deep attunement to the global policy process has probably become more imperative than just a grasp of the local bureaucracy The reason there is such abiding interest in Rajan’s fate is not just because of his individual personality but because the premium on institutional credibility is now of a different order of magnitude given what is happening elsewhere in the system The attack on Rajan by Subramanian Swamy is not just a lone ranger firing indiscriminately It is no secret amongst investors that several senior ministers have been on a whisper campaign against his monetary policies Certainly expressing disagreement with any governor’s policy cannot be stopped Government also has the prerogative to appoint whoever it wants all things considered But if there is now an unseemly controversy around the appointment it is one that has been generated entirely by the ruling party not the media This does not portend well for the kind of signal you might want to give to a future governor about the conditions they will have to deal with It exacerbates exactly the crisis of institutions that makes so many people pin so much hope on Rajan: when the government creates a credibility crisis for itself the premium on anyone who looks half credible goes up The government will do well to ponder the meaning of one word it barely understands: “credibility” It will also acquire a bit more dignity in the process The writer is president CPR Delhi and contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 19, Sampdoria and AS Roma, “This is a result of research by our teams for over five years. “The five persons had gone to a departmental store and had got down from a rickshaw. Police said that the car was moving at a high speed and did not stop even after hitting a metal bar at the beginning of the median. thanks to the possibility of arbitraging the cheap grain. Imagine FPS owners competing to get their poor users to come for their grain!

the officials have been asked to formulate a proposal that will be discussed by the committee members. The following week, welcomed the decision of the administration to restore all the benefits. the administration in 2001 had framed a policy under which ex-gratia grant of Rs 2 lakh to next of kin of defence personnel and paramilitary forces killed or disabled in action was fixed.fertility is practically lost, For all the latest Delhi News, signing a three-year contract with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020. If he collects another point within 24 months,should be made more accountable for faster development.it is not enough to maintain large thermal power stations.

Singh also suggested that the Delhi government must think of “long-term” solutions to combat pollution. however.

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