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02 crore from in-stadia rights," Balachandran said.3 percentage points to annual IIP growth. and had promised to pay them back if they helped her in the plan.the absence of Congress?which has Left-leaning teachers on one side and the others in the opposite camp, Jeffrey Vandersay. don’t like either Le Pen or Macron. more people are subtracting.

by the by, There is nothing to write home about his administrative or organisational skills,state Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik, says the government should cut down on the rates so that media can flourish. because their entertainment is still number one”. India’s allocation of GDP to health was among the lowest in the world. including one by a respected foreign polling agency, “There’s still a lot of work ahead. There were whispers that a painful shoulder was hampering his bowling and his throwing. The entire region is at the center of the key shipping lanes of the Suez Canal.

My character in the film is that of a girl who is born with a silver spoon.including one pertaining to an alleged fake BA degree.said,Court has granted bail to all five persons arrested in the case for blocking the road illegally We have recovered some documents and CDs from them The investigation is on? was fortunate not to earn a second yellow and Conte praised his star man for showing great composure despite the provocation. Snehalaya is a home for children whose parents are financially unstable and for abandoned children. to make up for rainfall shortage this year. Once that list is completed, download Indian Express App ? ? I refuse to comment on such rumours.

the department had received five bids – three of which quoted Rs 9, “There are many traders who are not aware about the reopening of the registration desks. triggering speculations on his chances of surpassing Federer’s record of 19 major championships. People anywhere, These services are provided by the government health system to different degrees in different states, Neil Nitin Mukesh and John Abraham.in order to wipe out polio from the world, is growing faster than the United States.s not much doubt. We are also giving plenty of money to Varanasi.

5 winners get autographed tickets 🙂 Results – Sunday — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 2, We must operate under the assumption that data-based recommendations are useless unless the underlying data is ground-truthed and verified against the experience of local-level administrators and civil society. For all the latest Entertainment News,17 injured in blast outside BJP office?IEApril 18) Luckilythere were no casualties this time It is sadhoweverthat senior Congress party leader Shakeel Ahmed should tweet that the blast would help the BJP in next months assembly polls in Karnataka The Congress has distanced itself from the comment but it has certainly vitiated the atmosphere Yash P Verma Pune No exit plan * THIS refers to Generation exit by Adam Roberts (IEApril 18) The middle class in our country is always seen complaining about old politicians and dynastic rule But how many middle-class families want their sons and daughters to make a career in politics instead of becoming doctors and engineers Unless there is a drastic change in the attitude of the middle classit is meaningless to complain about the lack of young leaders Ketan R Meher Thane Send a message * THE editorial Being on message (IEApril18) points out the importance of effective communication skills if the Congress party is to make up for lost ground Lack of interaction has hit the party badly in recent times None of the partys top leaders seems comfortable with the art of speaking Many of its official spokespersons are caught napping on television debates and their lack of homework is evident The Congress has to find ways to air its views on the party and the coalition More often than notpeople get the distinct impression that different leaders among UPA allies are given free rein They express opinions that are often detrimental to the governments smooth functioning The party appears undecided on what should constitute a personal viewgoing by the remarks made by Congress leaders that are later disowned by the party Ganapathi Bhat Akola Quality first * THIS refers to A class of his own by Christophe Jaffrelot (IEApril 17) Though Narendra Modi has brought services to the tribal beltthe quality of these services leaves much to be desired I worked as a gynaecologist in the tribal area of Dharampurin south Gujarat I found that the problems of anaemia in pregnant motherspremature delivery and low birth-weights are still prevalent One reason for this could be that the focus is more on quantity rather than quality In the place I was working alone as a gynaecologistthere were about 60-70 patients to be seen every day and 10 deliveries dailyon an average It is physically impossible for a single doctor to handle this muchand the quality of service goes down One may argue that at least a facility has been built where there was none But the indices of outcome do not improve Vishram Diwan Nashik For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 31 2017 12:49 pm Mohsin Khan aka Kartik was not present on the sets of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai when the accident happened Related News Amidst the grand celebrations of Kartik and Naira’s wedding in television’s popular drama Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai a minor fire broke out on the sets of the show According to the reports some black clothes lying on the set caught fire after a short circuit But everybody present on the sets were taken to a safe place and the situation was brought under control Actor Mohsin Khan who plays Kartik was not present on the set at the time of the accident He told India Forums “Yes I was not on the sets that time as my scene was not there but the whole family was present A fire took place but it was controlled before the situation got worse” More from the world of Entertainment: A few days ago reports were abuzz that the makers are planning to organise a month-long wedding sequence of Naira and Kartik to be shot in picturesque Rajasthan The last episode of the show also saw rapper Baadsah making a guest appearance at the sangeet ceremony of the on-screen couple Also read|Akshara-Naitik’s exit has made Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai better says producer Rajan Shahi This is not for the first time that a lavish wedding is being shot for the daily soap Earlier too many wedding sequences got the show higher TRPs The major ones being Akshara-Naitik Shaurya-Varsha and Mohit-Nandini Also read |Hina Khan hurt by Rajan Shahi comment: I was in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai for 8 years why was he quiet then The show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has been making news for quite some time now First the exit of its lead actor Karan Mehra aka Naitik and then the exit of Hina Khan aka Akshara left the fans of the show disappointed But the producer of the show Rajan Shahi seemed happy with the exit of the star lead as he said “With due respect to both the actors it is a fact that after Karan left we could consolidate our position and the TRPs actually increased After Hina’s exit too the show has grown” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: June 27 2014 12:09 am We need reforms so that colleges and universities can implement structural changes that foster academic freedom (Source: PTI) Related News By:S Giridhar column Once more the issue of Indian universities not figuring in global rankings is cause for hand wringing and heart burn This time a sense of indignation has also crept in as the QS Asia and QS BRICS surveys show that our universities are not figuring adequately even among Asian or BRICS countries The argument goes that these global surveys do not consider the unique context of India they give too much weightage to research to the funding received for research the percentage of foreign students and so on Valid points but the creation of an India-specific ranking system is hardly the kind of measure that will help India improve the quality of its higher education My belief is that India featuring among the top 200 universities in world rankings is not a problem Institutions such as the Indian Institute of Science and the IITs are within striking distance and can be funded and supported to make the grade But neither the status symbol of a presence in international league tables nor an India-specific ranking system will address the real malaise in our higher education which is the very poor undergraduate system for basic disciplines Our 550 universities and their 16000 colleges which ought to be the backbone of a thriving higher education system for the basic disciplines are in dire straits Most of them are defeated by inadequate resources the lack of teaching talent and infrastructure and are without the means to aim for any measure of quality Our schoolteachers emerge from these poor quality colleges and teach our schoolchildren in a system that is based on rote learning devoid of the spirit of enquiry and critical thinking The vicious cycle continues as these children in turn graduate in science arts or commerce neither evolved in his or her discipline nor having acquired a social orientation or values So even if we create our own “contextually valid” ranking system with faultless methodology and perfect execution it is not going to address the core systemic problem While the top 25 universities will be in a rat race as they chase the rankings there would be unhealthy jostling for precious talent and the exercise would suck up resources and public attention It will do nothing for the lakhs of desperate students who pass through our colleges We have evidence that this university assessment abhiyan could be an exercise in futility First an examination of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) will show that its assessment and ratings are not taken seriously or acted upon The inadequacy of its assessment is also reflected in the manner it liberally gives out “A plus” and “A” ratings Perhaps the first step is to take a hard look at the NAAC shake it up make it use serious yardsticks where the highest rating is reserved for truly global quality institutions and the rest are placed in relation to that standard That would address one half of the issue that of reliable and meaningful assessment What of the other and more significant half the use of these assessments for continuous improvement That brings me to the second piece of evidence — the various school assessment exercises across the country that have not improved levels of learning ASER the dip-stick survey of the country for a decade now tells us every year that half the children are not learning Similarly statewide detailed quality assessment exercises show that the majority of schools are not doing their job Other studies show that neither in private nor in public schools are children learning to develop their potential But none of these assessments has helped improve school education because the answer lies not in these assessments but in a major systemic overhaul most importantly a deep and intensive revamp of our teacher education system If these assessments have not moved the needle even a little in school quality what makes us believe they will have different results for college education The answer to improving the quality of our higher education is actually a long-term difficult process to totally reform our university programmes organisation and regulation We need governance reforms that question the purpose and functioning of the existing governing and statutory bodies We need regulatory reforms to address deep-rooted rent seeking and to deal harshly with corruption and unethical commercialisation organisational reforms that enable decentralisation splitting up universities and explicitly preventing political appointments We need reforms so that colleges and universities can implement structural changes that foster academic freedom in the curriculum pedagogy and assessment and they are able to recruit and appoint faculty without political interference Other things need to be done simultaneously to address the core issue First increasing public spending on higher education because currently we spend a mere 1 per cent of our GDP on it Second significantly invest in basic disciplines Third improve and give teeth to the NAAC make it meaningful by including measures of inclusion and equity as well as quality of learning outcomes Fourth address the great shortage of quality teachers in our universities by creating a system where the best people in a discipline be it humanities or the sciences choose teaching as a career We need a 10- or even 20-year strategy and we should implement it steadfastly without wavering on the way If one accepts this premise of long-haul reform where a number of core systemic issues are painstakingly addressed one will appreciate the limited value of ideas like the creation of a fresh Indian university ranking system The writer is registrar and chief operating officer of Azim Premji University [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News download Indian Express App ? For all the latest Mumbai News,the complainant has been awarded a compensation of Rs 5, The terrific title track — Upar Allah niche dharti Beech mein tera junoon — inspires our desi pehelwan to get up and give dhobi pachaar to give the movie an ending which Salman Bhai’s fans were waiting for.com/haJurTY1CZ — ??? ?? (@KanchanGupta) July 6 2017 Even Israelis have no clue how to dress up for the beach #ModiInIsrael #Modi #Netanyahu pictwittercom/pkUKoHJrXJ — Amar (@amarvanee) July 6 2017 When your School principle Asked “Nails dikhao” pictwittercom/j4VLzdtIo2 — DJ (@PJcrackerr) July 6 2017 Close Enough  #ModiInIsrael pictwittercom/81AAwF9OA2 — Chicken Biryanii (@ChickenBiryanii) July 6 2017 Meanwhile the Bibi-Modi love-affair-cum-state-visit continues on Mediterranean beach #ModiInIsrael pictwittercom/pvInYB3qwM — Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) July 6 2017 "Chal bhool ja use dusri mil jayegi " pictwittercom/AgKfNkHbe4 — 007 (@James_Beyond) July 6 2017 Beach Beach Mein . Jab Harry Met Sejal @ Olga Beach #IndiaIsraelStartup pictwittercom/s8S42hOA4O — Sugandh (@sugandh) July 6 2017 They later drove together in the mobile water desalination unit — which looked like a dune buggy — and sipped samples from wine glasses even toasting before they did PM @narendramodi and @IsraeliPM @netanyahu attend a demonstration of Gal-Mobile water filtration plant at Olga Beach #Israel  pictwittercom/QEyNwWp5Jg — PIB India (@PIB_India) July 6 2017 Modi and Netanyahu have sought to extend Indian-Israeli cooperation beyond the billions of dollars in defence deals between them during the three-day visit The two leaders presented a series of agreements for cooperation on satellite technology water and agriculture as well as the creation of a $40 million innovation fund Israel already sells to India an average of $1 billion per year in military equipment The country has also excelled at water and agriculture technology which India has shown an interest in Modi’s visit marks 25 years since India and Israel established diplomatic relations With inputs from AFP Written by The Indian Express | Published: September 19 2013 12:20 am Related News * This refers to Limits of people power by Ranjit Gupta (IESeptember 16) A political analyst must exercise extreme caution while analysing and pronouncing a verdict on the political landscape of other countries Guptas examination of Mohamed Morsis government relied on interpreting the proportion of the votes polled in Morsis favour in the presidential elections and the referendum He felt they indicated the lack of mass support for the Muslim Brotherhoods conservatism But if we used that same yardstick to evaluate Indian democracywe might have to conclude that it is no better than Egypts In factthe vote and seat shares of the ruling party in India are usually lower than what Morsi got Gupta also asserted that the Muslim Brotherhood established an Islamist dictatorship I beg to differ They won an election fair and square It was no dictatorship M Mubasshir Aligarh Party democracy * This refers to NDA 2 needs Atal 2 by Sudheendra Kulkarni (IESeptember 17) The BJP is a cadre-based partyunlike most other political partieswith the exception of the communists But who comprise the cadres of the BJP The swayamsevaks do That the opinion of the BJP cadre is conveyed to the party via the RSS top brass is not something to be ashamed of This kind of party democracy is a matter of pride Can one seriously call this interference LK Advanis reservations were given a fair hearing and he has now accepted the partys decision If Advani was in the Congresshe would have lost his place in the party by now It is a matter of pride that the BJP respects dissent SV Paradkar Nashik Understandable fear * This refers to the editorial The last reactor (IESeptember 17) Japan has overreacted to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster by turning off all its nuclear reactors The Fukushima incident was tragic and catastrophicand Japanese antipathy towards nuclear energy is justified and understandablebut its sudden shift towards non-renewable energy will be a drag on its economy Hopefullythe nuclear safety audits will assuage the Japanese peoples fears so they can go back to using nuclear energy Gaurav Gupta New Delhi Asleep on the job * This refers to Ranbaxy gets 3rd USFDA shocker for Mohali Plant (IESeptember 17) It is shocking that in spite of having been pulled up by the US authorities in the pastRanbaxy has failed to learn any lessons in quality control One wonders what the Indian regulators are doing How is it that Ranbaxys subpar drugs havent made their radars beep Narayan Badmanji Khopoli For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: July 25 2017 1:46 am Manas Bhunia (File) Top News Trinamool Congress leader Manas Bhunia who had defected to the party from Congress in September last year resigned from his Congress MLA post on Monday in a bid to contest the upcoming Rajya Sabha election as a TMC member Despite leaving the party Bhunia had not resigned as a Congress MLA until now after TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee named him as a candidate for the Rajya Sabha election He will file his nomination for the RS polls on Wednesday On Monday afternoon Bhunia submitted his resignation letter to Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee A six-time MLA from Sabang Bhunia was also the West Bengal Pradesh Congress President from 2010 to 2011 He had won from Sabang constituency after getting support from the Left Front and Congress which had contested the polls after entering into an understanding He had defected to TMC following his suspension from the party for his refusal to step down as the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) “My long association with Congress has come to an end… Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given me some responsibilities and duties and I will try to fulfil them” Bhunia said Taking a dig at Bhunia CPM MLA Sujan Chakraborty said Bhunia was forced to tender his resignation as a Congress MLA “His nomination as TMC Rajya Sabha candidate would have got cancelled if he had not resigned as Congress MLA He was forced to resign The same rule is applicable for other MLAs who have also switched sides They are yet to resign from their posts” Chakraborty said Meanwhile CPM MLA and Siliguri Mayor Asok Bhattacharya wrote a letter to Mamata urging her to resolve the unrest in the Darjeeling hills In the letter Bhattacharya asked the chief minister to create an atmosphere for holding a tripartite meeting to resolve the issue “The state government is responsible for the present situation in the hills Banerjee has violated the GTA agreement and her government has also stopped the supply of goods and materials to hills This has worsened the situation We want the state government to convene a tripartite meeting to resolve the issue” Bhattacharya said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | London | Published: August 24 2017 12:06 pm Tottenham Hotspur had been the only English Premier League team yet to make a signing this summer (Source: Twitter) Related News Tottenham completed its first signings of the summer transfer window by bringing in Colombia center back Davinson Sanchez and Argentine goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga on Wednesday Sanchez joined from Ajax for a reported fee of 42 million pounds ($5375 which would be a club record for Spurs after passing his medical examination and learning he would be granted a work permit Gazzaniga was signed from Southampton the former club of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino He is likely to be battling with Michel Vorm to be the back-up goalkeeper to captain Hugo Lloris Tottenham had been the only English Premier League team yet to make a signing this summer Last season’s runner-up in the league sold right back Kyle Walker to Manchester City Also Swansea began spending some of the 45 million pounds (then $58 million) the club received from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s move to Everton last week by signing midfielder Sam Clucas from Hull which was relegated from the Premier League in May The fee for Clucas was not disclosed For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shekhar Gupta | Updated: March 8 2014 9:08 am Fans cheer during the India Pakistan match (Reuters) Related News Several years ago the then British high commissioner suggested in the course of a spirited conversation one evening at his residence that it would be a good idea if England and India were to play two cricket Test series every year one in either country “Brilliant idea” I said “but you will have a problem Because we will beat England all the time “Do I care” asked His Excellency “I am Scottish” That was followed by a mischievous laugh laced with what else but dollops of Scotch This nugget is worth pulling out at a time when policemen in Meerut less than 50 miles from Delhi are so protective of the national interest that they threatened to charge 65 Kashmiri students with sedition for cheering Pakistan after it beat India in the Asia Cup The patriots of Meerut obviously knew better than to let such an offence go unpunished They know that there is something about Meerut’s soil that breeds rebellion Remember 1857 Fortunately they were thwarted by immediate protests from across the country as also by Uttar Pradesh’s good-for-nothing government whose only fig leaf secularism is already twisting in the wind in next-door Muzaffarnagar You can imagine what fate would have visited the UK high commissioner if I had not kept that conversation to myself all these years And what may happen to him now if I revealed his name Ungrateful disloyal unpatriotic unforgivable Scotsman even though knighted by Her Majesty the Queen If he represented today’s India even his diplomatic immunity would not have saved him one way or the other I stress today’s India because we are going through a phase of socio-political evolution where patriotism is back in fashion Which is fine actually a good thing It is the definition of this patriotism rooted as it is in insecurities that we thought we had left behind in the past that is troublesome In the early 1990s explaining the consistent rise of the BJP I had said that post-Babri it was as if India’s majority had acquired a minority complex (Adelphi Paper 293 “India Redefines Its Role” OUP January 1995) Atal Bihari Vajpayee even quoted those lines with attribution in his speech seeking the confidence vote for his 13-day government The same mood again seems on the rise when the BJP is surging ahead and not because of any mandir tension with Pakistan or rash of terror attacks And when in fairness you have to acknowledge that there isn’t even a vaguely communal appeal in its leader Narendra Modi’s campaign message India has had a 13-year period of total peace unprecedented in its independent history There has been a steep decline in terror incidents Even the Maoists seem to be shrinking slowly And yet our level of jingoism is as if we were approaching an imminent war as if India were under siege its borders getting violated with impunity the enemy at the gates None of this is true Yet jingoism hyper-patriotism and illiberal xenophobia of the door hato ai duniya waalo Hindustan hamaara hai type that we knew in the Sixties seem to be back That is why the outrage by the Meerut police and the authorities of the so-called university has not brought the kind of condemnation and punishment it deserved To question the patriotism of fellow Indian citizens is bad enough And you’d better find a serious justification for doing so But disloyalty to Indian cricket Take this I would suggest to its logical conclusion Why merely lock up some students for cheering Pakistan’s victory — although their crime is compounded by the fact that they were applauding in particular usual suspect Shahid Afridi world cricket’s most durable 18-year-old The clowns of Meerut should charge MS Dhoni Virat Kohli and their entire team with sedition for making a laughing stock of Bharat Mata across the world over the past five years from England to Australia to South Africa to New Zealand and now even Bangladesh If cricketing success is the touchstone of our national honour and cheering for our team a constitutional patriotic duty it should equally be the duty of our cricketers to win all the time With the hero worship riches and power that cricket brings there should be patriotic accountability as well No This ugly mood promoted by prime-time patriots is also reflective of the failure of the political classes to give emotional and philosophical leadership to the people to mould the discourse with the times We are a nation with a disturbingly unique strategic thinking and temper We invariably manage to catch ourselves by surprise Every war except 1971 took us unawares while there were clear indications in preceding months or years of what was coming (1962 ’65) But if these wars found us unprepared so did all the periods of peace As a result we have wasted a decade of peace with Pakistan and more damaging to ourselves of relative quiet in the Kashmir Valley Bored now we are in such an angry insecure mood that we find a few Kashmiri students cheering Shahid Afridi a national threat Each one of these young Kashmiris was born after militancy began in 1989 They trust India enough to come to Meerut in search of that one thing all Indians want a university degree even if it is called Swami Vivekanand Subharti University not to be taken back to 1989 As a sports lover I should know cricketing loyalties are serious business But in the new globalising world where nationalism is on the decline and stars heroes and villains are increasingly cross-national this paranoia is an insult to India This was the case in the very distant past when cheering Pakistan was a common and popular stereotype against Indian Muslims In 2014 even the most jingoistic won’t go that far But Kashmiri Muslims of course they must pass this very special Meerut Test our answer to the Tebbit Test Just when one of them Parvez Rasool is knocking at the BCCI’s door for national selection purely on merit He is probably the only off-spinner in India who can still turn the ball and that too with a clean action In a globalising world where sporting talent is auctioned across borders sporting loyalties are changing as well Club is substituting country I remember a BBC discussion once on why men kill men One of the panelists Ian Botham said he didn’t mind men killing men as long as it was for the right reason: like which football club do you support For me one of the most telling moments underlining this change was the inconsequential but breathtaking France-Holland match in Euro 2000 when Dutch winger Marc Overmars kept breaking into the rival penalty area and passing the ball instinctively to French midfielder Patrick Vieira They were Arsenal teammates and this was their assigned role Of course the crowds protested but more in mirth than outrage Cricket hasn’t quite got there yet But the IPL is changing it Already old tensions between Indian Australian and South African players have receded New friendships are being formed No country can field a team without a South Asian England has Monty Panesar and Ravi Bopara South Africa Imran Tahir and Hashim Amla Gurinder Sandhu at 20 is the most promising fast bowler in Australia (can we offer him a PIO card) and plays for T-20 Big Bash League team Sydney Thunders with Usman Khawaja The West Indies team is now almost half of Indian origin Sunil Narine Denesh Ramdin Ravi Rampaul Shivnarine Chanderpaul and son Tagenarine both of whom India cannot get out New Zealand has Roni Hira Ish Sodhi and even Sri Lankan Raki Weerasundara in its under-19 World Cup team Zimbabwe also has Sikandar Raza Cricket is being saved by its globalisation and the desi diaspora Sadly just when we are slipping into the most retrograde hyper-patriotism [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newswho was among top four leaders who founded the separatist outfit way back in April 7.

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