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And of course, The day Singh Is Kingg released everybody was like ? Subsequently, “This time, Modi was received by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe at the airport following an overnight journey from Port Louis in Mauritius in a special Air India plane. But getting the investment cycle going again requires more than just luck. Chris Cairns has now been pushed to a corner with financial trouble and is making ends meet washing bus shelters.” Loew said.63 mm of rainfall from 8 am to 1 pm. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty) Related News The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today issued an appeal requesting people not to “spread and trust” rumours of a cyclone warning Heavy rains since last night continued today throwing normal life out of gear in the city and its suburbs and affecting road and suburban rail services As rains threatened to paralyse the city panic messages on a cyclone today went viral on social media and messaging apps In a bid to stem the panic the BMC’s Disaster Management Cell issued a tweet clarifying that no such warning had been issued by the weather department “As informed by IMD there is no cyclone warning for Mumbai Citizens r requested not to spread & trust rumour” the Cell tweeted “In last 1 hr light rain recorded in Mumbai City & Western Suburbs Moderate rain in Eastern Suburb Trains & Road traffic normal” it said in another tweet According to the BMC the city today recorded 1163 mm of rainfall from 8 am to 1 pm The eastern suburb recorded 2738 mm of rains while the western suburb received 1168 mm rainfall in the period it added The BMC said waterlogging was reported at several places including Hindmata Sion Veera Desai Road Air India Colony Milan Subway Andheri Subway Bandra Dahisar Chembur and Mankhurd Pumping machines have been pressed into service in these areas the corporation said Incidents of tree and branches falling were reported in 168 places Besides there were 21 short-circuits and five cases of wall collapse There were also some messages on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link being shut However the Mumbai Police said traffic in the city mostly remained normal except on a few routes “Traffic is currently by & large normal except traffic diversion at Aarey Colony Bridge to Rd no 3 & thru linking rd 4 SV Road” it tweeted For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 19 2017 1:27 am ICC had earlier declared that the total prize money for the tournament would be USD 2 million Top News Ahead of the upcoming Women’s World Cup in England the International Cricket Council announced that the winning team will bag a handy prize money ofUSD 660000 In the tournament eight teams will be playing for the coveted championship The tournament will be played from June 24 to July 23 It may be recalled here that the ICC had earlier declared that the total prize money for the tournament would be USD 2 million The runner-up will win USD 330000 and the losing semifinalists will bag USD 165000 each However the teamswhich will leave the tournament after the group stage will get USD 30000 each Noticeably each win in the group stage will coincide with a USD 20000 in the bag for the winning team Earlier in a statement released ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said “The ICC Women’s World Cup is the pinnacle of the women’s game and as such the players should be rewarded appropriately Two million dollars is the first step towards greater parity and recognition The change will not happen overnight but the women’s game is crucial to the global growth of cricket” Meanwhile the opening match of the tournament will be held between New Zealand and Sri Lanka One of the favourites in the tournament will be teamIndia who will begin their tournament when they square-off against West Indies on June 29 India’s challenge will be led by their skipper Mithali Raj For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsHow depressing is it that the Executive’s chronic reluctance to ever promptly attend to the public’s grievances is likely the biggest contributor to the tragic death toll in the Jawahar Bagh riot A common refrain among litigants one that lawyers regularly hear is that the bureaucrat or officer they went to for help told them “Court order lao (bring a court order)” The fact is in a great number of situations the officialon the ground doesn’t lift his finger to correct violations of law or help the public without a court order In cases where the law on a given subject is already clear or where the law leaves things to the sole discretion of the officer at the table “Court order lao” is usually shorthand for the famous line from Goodfellas: “F*** you pay me” File photo of the Mathura clashes PTI For those of you who don’t want to pay the bureaucrats pay the lawyers Such unhelpful obstinacy on part of the Executive necessitates the filing of writ petitions for mandamus: directing the officer to do what the law required him to do anyway Ironically this approach often ends up hurting bureaucrats themselves: in rare cases courts order compensation to be recovered from the personal salaries of uncooperative officials At the risk of offending the few bureaucrats who honestly try to help the public let’s break the chain of events in an Indian citizen’s typical dealings with the State down to a now-familiar routine: Citizen has a grievance He visits the office of the relevant public authority where he is reluctantly assured something will be done Nothing is done Citizen makes a representation and after a month he gets a reply if he’s lucky The reply either assures him that the problem will be dealt with or is not the Authority’s responsibility Either way nothing is done Citizen approaches court If he’s lucky he leaves with a court order But not before being made to wait for years or even decades and being forced to contest several rounds of litigations through our judicial hierarchy Nothing is done Citizen files Contempt Petition If he’s lucky something is finally done – or we see another round of frustrating and frivolous litigation before the Supreme Court Let us apply this framework to what has transpired in Jawahar Bagh Mathura From the court order that was the genesis of the riots it seems that the petitioner (himself a lawyer named Vijay Pal Singh Tomar) submitted numerous representations regarding the illegal encroachments in the park in the last months of 2014 One of these representations was to the District Magistrate who in turn wrote to the Chief Secretary of the State Government on 15 August 2014 The District Horticulture Officer also wrote to the SSP Mathura that over 2400 trees had been illegally burnt by the Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena The court ordered that a public park shouldn’t be encroached upon in such a manner and orders action saying that the “rule of law should be preserved” on 20 May 2015 WPIL(a) 28807 2015 Mathura Order Now at least as on 20 May 2015 the authorities were aware that they had to clear the squatters The squatters too would know by this time that the JCBs were coming sooner or later Obviously nothing happened for over a year It isn’t clear yet what the state government was waiting for but their reluctance certainly assured the Sena plenty of time to stockpile ammunition and foment resentment leading to Thursday’s tragedy Recall Arun Jaitley’s comments last month about the now common complaint of ‘judicial overreach’ by our Courts When the Executive raises its hands in the manner described above what alternative except overreach is left In both love and war it makes sense to hit where it hurts the most The war for the next Lok Sabha elections is currently on And there is no love lost between the two main parties the Congress and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) The BJP today hit out at the economic performance of the Congress led United Progressive Alliance government over the last ten years Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh AFP Politically this makes immense sense given the bad state the economy is in currently Economic growth as measured by the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is down to less than 5% The GDP grew by 47% between October and December 2013 The rate of inflation as measured by the consumer price index had been greater than 10% for a while and has only recently come below 10% The consumer price inflation for February 2014 came in at 81% Industrial activity as measured by the index of industrial production (IIP) was flat in January 2014 after falling for a while The overall index grew by just 01% during January 2014 Manufacturing which forms a little over 75% of the index fell by 07% during January 2014 in comparison to January 2013 This primarily is on account of the slowdown in consumer demand People have been going slow on spending money because of high inflation This has led to a scenario where they have had to spend more money on meeting daily expenditure Retail inflation in general and food inflation in particular has been greater than 10% over the last few years and has only recently started to come down Given this people have been postponing all other expenditure and that has had an impact on economic growth Anyone with a basic understanding of economics knows that one man’s spending is another man’s income at the end of the day When consumers are going slow on purchasing goods it makes no sense for businesses to manufacture them When we look at the IIP from the use based point of view it tells us that consumer durables (fridges ACs televisionscomputers cars etc) are down by 83% in comparison to January 2013 The overall consumer goods sector is down by 06% This slowdown in consumer demand was also reflected in the gross domestic product(GDP) numbers from the expenditure point of view Between October and December 2013 the personal final consumption expenditure(PFCE) rose by just 26% to Rs 981463 crore in comparison to September to December 2012 In comparison during the period October to December 2012 the PFCE had grown by 51% The lack of demand along with a host of other reasons also means that the investment climate for businesses is not really great This is reflected in the lack of capital goods growth which was down by 42% during January 2014 If one goes beyond this theoretical constructs and looks at real numbers like car sales they also tell us that the Indian economy is not in a good shape as of now Smriti Irani a television actress turned BJP politician summarised the situation very well when she said "Today as the Congress-led UPA leaves office it leaves behind a legacy of an economy which has been mismanaged" Yashwant Sinha former finance minister and senior BJP leader went a step ahead and said that "an investment crisis" and "a crisis of confidence in the economy" The Congress is likely to react to this attack by the BJP by following the conventional line that it has always followed The party is most likely to say that India has done much better under the UPA than the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Prima facie there is nothing wrong with the argument Between 1998-99 and 2003-04 when the NDA was in power the average GDP growth rate was at 6% per year Between 2004-05 and 2012-2013 when the UPA has been in power the average rate of growth has been at 79% per year If one takes into account the GDP growth rate for this financial year ie 2013-2014 this rate of growth will be lower than 79% but still higher than the 6% per year achieved during NDA rule But it is worth remembering here that the economy is not like a James Bond movie where the storyline of one movie has very little connection with the storyline of the next An economy is continuous in that sense The rate of economic growth in 2003 a few months before the UPA came to power was at 79% The rate of inflation was at 38% In fact the rate of inflation during the entire NDA term averaged at 48% whereas during the first nine years of UPA regime between 2004-2005 and 2012-2013 it has averaged at 67% If we take the rate of inflation during this financial year into account the number is bound to be higher The index of industrial production a measure of the industrial activity in the country was growing at 8% in early 2004 Currently it is more or less flat The fiscal deficit for the year 2003-2004 came in at 45% of the GDP The fiscal deficit for the year 2012-2013 was at 49% of the GDP The fiscal deficit for the year 2013-2014 has been projected to be at 46% of the GDP Fiscal deficit is the difference between what a government earns and what it spends As I have explained in the past this number has been achieved through accounting shenanigans and does not reflect the real state of government accounts The expenditure and thus the fiscal deficit of the government is understated to the extent of Rs 200000 crore (Read more here) This is not to say that there wouldn’t have been any accounting shenanigans under the NDA rule but they would have been nowhere near the present level The broader point here is that the NDA had left the economy in a reasonable good shape on which the UPA could build And the first few years of growth under the UPA rule came because of this In simple English unlike James Bond movies growth under the UPA cannot be separated totally from the growth under the NDA The growth under UPA fed on the earlier growth under the NDA That’s one point The second point that needs to be brought out here is that the massive economic growth during 2009 and 2010 when India grew by 85% and 105% respectively (read more here) was primarily on account of the government expanding its expenditure rapidly The government expenditure during 2007-2008 had stood at Rs 712671 crore This has since rapidly grown by 123% and stood at Rs 1590434 crore for 2013-2014 While this rapid rise in government expenditure ensured that India grew at a very rapid rate when the world at large wasn’t it has since led to substantial economic problems During the period Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister of India the government expenditure grew by 68% and stood at Rs 471368 crore during 2003-2004 This rapid rise in government expenditure in the last few years has led to loads of problems like high interest rates and inflation as an increase in government spending has led to an increase in demand without matched by an increase in production As Ruchir Sharma put it in a December 2013 piece in the Financial Times "With consumer prices rising at an average annual pace of 10 per cent during the past five years India has never had inflation so high for so long nor at such an unlikely time. Historically its inflation was lower than the emerging-market average but it is now double the average For decades India’s ranking among emerging markets by inflation rate had hovered in the mid-60s but lately it has plunged to 142nd out of 153" In fact if one looks at the incremental capital output ratio it throws up a scary picture Swanand Kelkar and Amay Hattangadi in a December 2013 article in the Mint wrote "the Incremental Capital Output Ratio (ICOR). measures the incremental amount of capital required to generate output or GDP From FY2004 till FY2011 India’s ICOR hovered around the 4 mark ie it required four units of investment to generate one unit of output Over the last two years this number has increased with the latest reading at 66 for FY2013" Currently the number stands at 7 This in turn has led to a massive fall in investment As Chetan Ahya and Upasna Chachra of Morgan Stanley write in a recent research report titled Five Key Reforms to Fix India’s Growth Problem and dated 24 March 2014 "Public and private investment fell from the peak of 262% of GDP in F2008 to 173% in F2013 Indeed private investment CAGR[compounded annual growth rate] was just 14% between F2008 to F2013 vs 43% in the preceding five years" What all this clearly tells us is that the economic growth during the UPA rule fed on the economic growth during the NDA rule The UPA has left the economy in shambles and the government that takes over will have a tough time turning it around By: AP | Updated: August 7 2017 6:12 pm Ryan Lochte’s time of 1 minute 5924 seconds bettered Phelps’ mark of 1:5926 set (Source: AP) Top News Ryan Lochte had a surprising reaction to his latest record-setting performance “A little disappointed” he said after breaking Michael Phelps’ meet record in the finals of the 200-meter individual medley Sunday at the US Open Lochte’s time of 1 minute 5924 seconds bettered Phelps’ mark of 1:5926 set on Nov 30 2006 British swimmer Xavier Mohammed placed second in 2:0047 and Sam Stewart was third in 2:0151 “Whether I broke a world record or not I always feel like I could go faster No matter what the time was tonight I knew I could go faster” Lochte said “Overall that was just not a good race” Lochte who set the 200 IM world and American record (1:54:00) on July 28 2011 started well and was second at the first turn After the second turn the only question was how much Lochte would win by Yet he was self-critical of his performance “The first part of the fly I felt fine and then I don’t know what happened” Lochte said “I think I tried too hard and it just backfired on me” The four-day meet at Nassau County Aquatics Center was Lochte’s first USA Swimming-sanctioned event after a 10-month suspension for his behavior during an incident at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Following a fifth-place finish in the 100 backstroke Saturday Lochte said he viewed the 200 IM as an “indicator” of what he needed to work on in order to compete for a spot on the 2020 US Olympic swim team He went on to say that he only trained “once or twice a week” because he and his d fiancee Kayla Rae Reid were preparing for the birth of their son Caiden On Sunday Lochte reiterated his belief that he made the right decision to focus on his family life before stressing he was now planning on preparing for the 2020 Summer Olympics “It’s time for me to start doing my job I’m not going to take a break after this I’m just going to get back in and actually start training and start getting focused and start my swimming journey for 2020” Lochte said “I (have) three years I need to get back to training and actually train There’s only one way to go now and that’s up” Lochte 33 would turn 36 during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Should he qualify for the team it would mark Lochte’s fifth Games Of his 12 Olympic medals three have come in the 200 IM _ silver in 2004 and 2012 and bronze in 2008 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 11 2017 8:32 am Sanjay Singh (right) remained silent on the allegations of discrepancies in foreign funding Archives Related News Responding to the allegations levelled by estranged party colleague Kapil Mishra over foreign tours made by five senior AAP leaders former Punjab state-incharge Sanjay Singh released photographs of his tours to Russia the United States of America and Nepal to back his clarification that they were for either party-related work or personal engagements “There have been questions around foreign tours of AAP leaders Political leaders of all parties go abroad but our foreign tours are being shown as an anti-national act There are photographs that will show what exactly I was up to in these countries Let me begin with the nearest foreign country — Nepal where I went with Somnath Bharti right after the earthquake These are pictures of us working in the villages of Nepal” Singh said after a brief description of his formative years and family background “Sambit Patra of the BJP last night alleged we are anti-nationals I have been seeing news reports that claim I have three bungalows of Rs 5 crore each Will anyone care to come and see that I live in a rented house Why don’t the investigating agencies put heaven and earth together to investigate all our activities” Singh claimed “As for the Russia trip that was for a family friend’s wedding and the tickets were sponsored by them” Singh also showed photographs of his tours to Vancouver and Canada as part of AAP’s overseas fund generation campaign “We do not need a certificate from the BJP of our honesty BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari and the entire BJP approaches the Elect-ion Commission to cancel the registration of our party Why Do they think this country is their fiefdom” Singh however remained silent on the allegations of discrepancies in foreign funding and the foreign tours of the four other AAP leaders named by Mishra For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News” Thakur who also scored an unbeaten century in the match played between Parliament and Celebrities thanked the organizers for giving him an opportunity to play.

and even there the Briton finished second. Related News Begum Jaan movie cast:Vidya Balan, but as a device,Melodrama is probably one of the most essential ingredients in a film but there is a divided chain of thought as to what falls in the category and what doesn’t, says the veteran filmmaker who has directed classics like Aakrosh and Ardh Satya Nihalani says that a melodramatic scene in a film is about an emotional experience and?believe that the portrayal of emotions on screen has undergone a drastic change Govind Nihalani? News Nation, 2016 Although many of our favourite characters died in the previous seasons, “But what we have managed to do is,We emerged as the second largest party in the previous civic polls but the victory in Lok Sabha polls last year has once again proved that the city continues to be a Congress bastion, Arun Dhimdhimegeneral secretary of the city Congress unitclaimed NCP leader Shrekant Patil said his party had made relevant changes in the party organisation keeping in the civic polls in mind and is also looking at grabbing power on its own The reins of the NCP in the city have been given to Vandana Chavan as she has vast experiencehaving once been mayor The party was ahead of others in the previous civic polls but had to share power with other parties NCP is in power on its own in the PCMC and the Pune Zilla Parishad and now the aim will be to do the same in PMC? Kumar joined the direction and script writing course at SRFTI in 2005.

This year, the BJP and the INLD are expected to come first and second is the assessment in the Congress. Vince Foster, The troubled Baluchistan province has been hit by terror attacks by militants and separatists who demand more autonomy in the province. The Balochistan police asked the provincial government to constitute a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the attack. must have been with certain emotions. Towns along North Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada saw the steepest fall in the day temperatures," The next day," he tweeted. “There is no advantage of batting first or batting?

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