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A large amount of money is being wasted on the publicity of these schemes, she saidadding that the current CM had proved to be a greater announcement-CM than his father? Criticising the SP for opposing SC/ ST quota in promotionsMayawati said it was because of B R Ambedkarand not Ram Manohar Lohiathat the OBCs got reservation Ambedkar made the provision of Article 340 in the Constitutionand had he not done thisMulayam Singh may have been seen grazing cattle in the fields of some feudal overlord? A plan has been chalked out for a week to share the machines and additional manpower in each area, 2017 8:55 am Top News COUNCILLORS’ STUDY tours to three destinations this month will cost Rs 18 lakh in all.” Ganacharya said,a respectable instrument but hardly the same pedigree as the Moog.for the first time in the Municipal Corporation polls in the state of Haryana, Together, Moga district, De-radicalising Islamic societies,000 that he had been given to assist in the publication of his 2008 collection.

Were Raunaq Afroz? Ruhi is shocked to see him. If the Assembly is hung, Image courtesy 101Reporters His wife Padmawati and son Raju, New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 100th birth anniversary. CR. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad/surat | Published: August 3, authorities reopened schools amid concerns over upcoming exams, and said it doesn’t behove a Prime Minister to make such "pseudo statements". download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: August 20.

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. According to the Sunday Times weekly, Sauber’s plans to link up with Honda fell apart after the departure of former principal Monisha Kaltenborn in June.Ibrahim too. Actor Zakir Hussain plays the role of Dawood in the movie and the journalist is bent on interviewing him to save his flailing channel.He comes up with a novel plan to make Dawood sit for the interview too he will shame him into doing it Explaining about his role Sunil said in a report “Arnab Goswami is an entertaining journalist but I am not trying to imitate him It was the director’s call to name the character Arnab Subconsciously I might have picked up a few characteristics of Arnab but it is a fictional film” On being asked about the preparation for the movie actor Zakir Hussain said he prepared for the role by researching archives and news articles which helped Zakir understand and pick up Dawood’s behavior and mannerisms The film also stars Dipannita Sharma and Anjana Sukhani Watch | Coffee with D trailer | Sunil Grover Zakir Hussain Dipannita Sharma Anjana Sukhani As this famous comedian is telling everyone ‘Yeh picture sabko dekhni padegi Buss’ how can his fans just not do so Also see pics of Coffee with D cast at the trailer launch: An Apex Entertainment production Coffee with D is directed by Vishal Mishra and produced by Vinod Ramani The movie will hit the theatres on January 6 2017 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 10 2017 2:50 am Picture for representational purpose Top News THREE MEN were arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing gold worth Rs 55 lakh from a jewellery store in Nallasopara According to the police prime accused in the case is an employee of the store who wanted to take revenge on his employer The robbery took place at Shivam Jewellers in Nallasopara on August 23 Police said Mangusingh Rajput (32) had told shop owner Roopsingh Rajput (40) that an armed man forced himself inside the store posing as a customer gagged him and stole 19 kilos of gold ornaments valued at Rs 55 lakh along with Rs 28000 in cash and CCTV recording machine Manjunath Singe Superintendent of Police Palghar District said “We were initially suspicious of the employee as he had said that his hands were tied at the front and not the back Also not many robbers bother taking away the DVR machine” After several days of questioning Singe added Mangusingh confessed to having cooked up the story about the robbery “The accused wanted to take revenge on his employer He gave the stolen gold and cash to his relatives in Gujarat” said Singe A team of Palghar police went to Gujarat and arrested two other men — Naharsingh Rajput (27) and Chagannath Rawal (27) — in connection with the case So far gold valued at Rs 21 lakh has been recovered from those arrested For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 12 2017 4:45 pm Kangana Ranaut launched new collection of her fashion brand Melange Related News Kangana Ranaut has refuted reports of being approached by filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to star in the sequel of Fashion There were reports that the director approached Kangana to star in the sequel of the 2008 film which featured her alongside actress Priyanka Chopra “There is no such thing There are so many rumours floating around Madhur sir last called me for his house warming party and that was it Our conversation was only regarding that and nothing else” Kangana told PTI Incidentally Kangana bagged her first National Award for “Fashion” post which she went on to feature in commercial and critically successful films like “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai” “Tanu Weds Manu” and the game-changer “Queen” Her last release the much-ambitious Vishal Bhardwaj directed Rangoon failed to make a mark at the box office and the actress says the team could not come up with a film which would strike a chord with the audience “Nothing can stop a film from being a hit if the audience loves it I have worked with several first time directors who went on to make great films so I believe if the film is good you’ll get the love May be we somewhere lacked (referring to “Rangoon”) in what we presented” she says Also read |Kangana Ranaut’s last word on nepotism: Don’t reject people because they can’t speak English travel inrickshaw The 31-year-old actress however says the saddest part about Rangoon not working was that her performance in the film went unnoticed as not many people saw the period- drama “Most critics said that was my best work so far I just felt sad that the film couldn’t reach as many people as it could have It’s heartbreaking” she says “My only grudge from the film is that not many people saw it My work didn’t reach to people and I felt really bad about it But failure is inevitable you’ve got to have setbacks It’s all part of the business” the actress says She is currently preparing for her role in the Rani Laxmibai biopic titled Manikarnika directed by Krish For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWashington: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has warned of a 9/11-like attack on the US if refugees continue to be allowed into the country and alleged that they carry ISIS-funded cell phones "Our country has enough difficulty right now without letting the Syrians pour in" the 69-year-old real estate tycoon told the National Border Patrol Council podcast On The Green Line podcast Trump also suggested that ISIS is paying for refugees’ cell phone plans Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump AP "They all have cell phones so they don’t have money they don’t have anything they have cell phones Who pays their monthly charges right They have cell phones with the flags the ISIS flags on them" he alleged "And then we’re supposed to say ‘Isn’t this wonderful that we’re taking them in’ We’re led by people that are either incompetent or they don’t have the best interest of our country at heart" Trump said When asked if he thought it would take an attack similar to 9/11 for the country to "wake up about border security" Trump answered in the affirmative "Bad things will happen; a lot of bad things will happen There will be attacks that you wouldn’t believe There will be attacks by the people that are right now coming in to our country" he warned Trump also spoke about Hillary Clinton’s agenda for immigration reform and his own plans for border control including his proposal to build a wall at the Southern border with Mexico The National Border Control agents’ union made its first-ever endorsement of a presidential candidate when it backed Trump in March Trump had proposed a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" in December but just this week he said the ban was "only a suggestion" Trump has also said that he may set up a counter-terrorism commission to study his immigration policies and his controversial proposal to ban foreign Muslims from entering the US until America’s security has been assured Written by Anil Sasi | Published: September 6 2012 2:22 am Related News The biggest casualty of the Comptroller and Auditor Generals latest set of reportsespecially the more politically damaging coal allocation auditcould be the embattled UPA governments resolve to take day-to-day decisions With its back to the wallthere is a clear possibility of the Centre falling back on the only defence mechanism it knows when faced with such situations to just sit tight in a corner and let all work grind to a halt As a resultpolicy implementation could hit a brick wall and fewif anydecisions are likely to be taken in the coming monthsas was witnessed in the immediate aftermath of the tabling of the CAGs 2G spectrum report While the allocation of coal mine blocks without auction is now a done deala complete roll-back of the decision might only serve to aggravate the already serious coal crunch facing key core sectors such as powerconsidering that generation capacity of close to 40000 MW is in various stages of commissioning based on government-allotted coal blocks and linkages Even as a crackdown on those squatting on these resources is definitely warrantedit is equally important to salvage the situation and move forward on the allocations made to the serious playersat least in the power sector Unlike the telecom spectrum scamwhere the first-come-first-serve policy was deliberately tweaked to suit some playersin case of coal block allocationsno changes were made to the extant policy of allocating coal blocks through an inter-ministerial screening committee The biggest flaw of this policythoughwas to offer blocks to a bevy of merchant project developerswho ultimately planned to sell the electricity generated from these plants at the highest possible rates The other question mark is over the large number of first-time power and steel sector entrants who managed to corner some of the blocks on offer But thenon the flip sidethere are equally strong views against a complete shift to the competitive bidding route for offering resources such as coalespecially in the wake of the fact that it forms a vital input to key infrastructure sectors such as power and steel It is a given thathad the mines been auctionedthe net result would have been that the power project developers would have recovered the cost of premium paid for the mines through the price of electricity to be sold in the market So in order to rebut the allegations of graft in the allocationsthe government should sufficiently ensure that all the generating plants producing electricity from captive blocks do not make a windfall gain by selling electricity to the discoms at market prices This can be done by simply ensuring that all these generating stations that had gained access to captive mines should come under the purview of regulated tariffs Currentlythe power ministrys tariff policy mandates that post-January 2011the distribution utilities will have to necessarily procure power from the market only through the competitive bidding route As things standthe competitive bidding for long-term PPA (power purchase agreement) has not gained momentum and even basic prerequisites such as the bidding documents are not ready Even though competitive bidding ensures that the price of electricity payable by the discoms is reasonable and competitiveyet there is some scope of mark-up in the price depending upon the level of competition Thereforeto totally rule out any mark-up in the price of electricity vis-a-vis the cost of coal miningthe way forward could be to amend the tariff policy and specify that in case of generation plants having captive minesit will be mandatory to get the electricity tariff determined by the appropriate state electricity regulatory commission under Section 62 of the Electricity Actwhich specifies the projects offered through regulated tariffs Section 62 has been provided alongside Section 63 of the actwhich talks about competitive bidding While the act does not explicitly set a timeframe for a complete shift to competitive bidding for the power sectorthe power ministry decided to go ahead and amend its tariff policy in 2006 to ensure that competitive bidding in power procurement was made mandatory from January 2011 Thisin itselfwas a recipe for market distortions Especially sosince there was no market for fuel (coal was being offered without auctions)the adoption of the market route for the end product (auctions made mandatory for electricity procurement) simply did not make sense at a time when the demand for power far outstripped supply So it was preordained that those who got coal for free would make windfall gains if they were mandated to sell electricity through the market route All this comes at a time when a move is afoot to amend the Electricity Act and remove Section 62 altogetherwhich is being done in the current fervour of competitive bidding being touted as a panacea of sorts Asking the beneficiaries of coal block allocations to sell power at regulated tariffs would be akin to asking a hospital or schoolwhich has got land at concessional rates from the governmentto admit a certain number of people from the disadvantaged sections for free At a time when India is staring at a massive shortfall of coal that is estimated at 142 million tonnes by the end of fiscal 2011-12 and projected to rise to 240 million tonnes in five yearsIndia can ill afford delays on the way to augment domestic coal production So to move ahead and weed out the non-serious playersalong with bringing in all the serious players who got access to coal under the ambit of regulated tariffscould be one way out of this mess For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by S Mangi Singh | Published: March 8 2012 3:54 am Related News Congress continues its rule in Imphal as the opposition fracturescapitulates On the morning of March 6just as the counting for the 10th state assembly elections began in ManipurGaikhangamthe president of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committeesaid on AIR Imphal that he was expecting an unprecedented victory for his party Even he would not have presumed what the final picture would turn out to be in the evening the Congress winning a clear two-thirds majoritywith 42 seats Before 2012no party has won a majority in any of the previous nine state elections In an assembly of 60 seatsthe most a party achieved was the mid-mark of 30 a feat which the Congress achieved on two occasions This success becomes all the more significant in view of the ban on the Congress no one should contest in the party ticket or join its rallies or campaigns announced by the Coordinating Committee (CoreCom) formed by six insurgent groups: the Kangleipak Communist Partythe Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lupthe Peoples Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)the PREPAK (Pro)the United National Liberation Front and the United Peoples Party of Kangleipak The ban proved thoroughly ineffective in stemming the surge in favour of the Congress This evokes a parallel from 2007 when the Congress had successfully withstood another major challenge from the Manipur Peoples Partywhich seemed to embody a resurgent spirit of regionalism Many factors have contributed to the sweep The Congress is the only party with a statewide baseenjoying support in both the hills and the plains It has been the only party that could file nominations in mostif not allof the 60 seats in all the assembly elections held so far Besides the particular political tendency displayed by the people of the state to vote for the party that is in power at the CentreManipuris went with the Congress because of its promise of stability Since 2002the Congress has led two coalition ministrieseach lasting a full termcontributing to the overwhelming perception that only it could provide a stable government This timethe Congress showed its winnability in the hillsfrom getting just five seats in 2007 it has won 14 of 20 seats of these five are Naga-dominated constituencieseight are Kuki-Chin-Mizo-dominated and one from the only three constituencies that saw a close fight between the Nagas and the Kuki-Chin-Mizo groups In the four valley districtswith 40 constituenciesthe Congress won 28 There was a complete capitulation of opposition parties even the former opposition leaderNCPs Radhabinod Koijamhas lost The opposition in Manipur has always been a heterogeneous group lacking unity and unable to provide any policy alternative to the ruling party This was all the more pronounced this time Of all the opposition parties in the previous assemblyonly the NCP has managed to win one seat this time For the first timethe Manipur Peoples Party has failed to win a seat in the assembly Howeverthe Manipur State Congress Party (MSCP)which was completely routed in 2007has made a triumphant returnwinning five seats The Trinamool Congress too made a grand entry into the state assemblywinning seven The elections also saw three women getting elected The success of the Congress is also a vote for the protection of the territorial integrity of the state The party has always been vocal about its commitment to it Meanwhilethe Naga Peoples Front (NPF) won only four seatsspeaking volumes about the peoples response to its demand for merging the Naga-inhabited areas of the state into Nagaland or a Greater Nagaland; or for making the Naga-inhabited areas a separate political unit The NPF lost in eight of the 12 seats it contestedeven though 11 of them are Naga-dominated constituenciesThe four hill districts are considered to be land of the Nagasbut the NPF won only one each in Ukhrul and Chandel districtsand another two in Senapati The NPF drew a blank in Tamenglong districtwhich is predominantly inhabited by Zeliangrong Nagasbringing to the fore the differences among the Nagasespecially between the Zeliangrong Nagas and other Naga tribes The writer is a professor at the department of political scienceManipur 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